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End of 'Green Sahara' May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia
"Thousand years ago the Sahara had extensive grasslands and was dotted with lakes and trees but some five thousand years ago that Green Sahara dried up to become the enormous desert. We know today and scientists. Now think that this climate shift had effects far away including causing a mega drought in South East, Asia Kathleen are Johnson a Paleo climatologist and geochemists at the University of California Irvine says the key to that discovery were Stalagmites collected in cave in northern Laos. So like my I really amazing archives of past climate variability people are often more familiar with things like tree rings, ice cores, or maybe ocean sediment cores while select nights work in a similar way in that, they are deposited over time Johnson's team analyzed trace elements and carbon and oxygen isotopes in the hardened caved drippings that information enables researchers to determine rainfall patterns over the Millennia and. Johnson and her colleagues discovered signs of a thousand year long drought in Laos which began around the same time. The Sahara dried up about five thousand years ago as for why the two events might be connected the researchers simulated the drying out of the Sahara using climate models and included a couple things we know happened including the subsequent disappearance of vegetation and a connected increase in airborne dust, and they found that those variables. Would have been capable of cooling down the Indian Ocean and so the Cooler Ocean temperatures basically led to less moisture being being brought by monsoon circulation during the summertime when that region gets most of its rainfall, the details are in the journal Nature Communications One of Johnson's co-authors is joyce white a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum. She studies the Human History of Southeast Asia and her reaction when she first heard about the drought. On my God that's the missing millennia the missing millennia because she says, archaeological data are scant in that part. Of Southeast. Asia from four to six thousand years ago white says it's a critical period in which hunter-gatherers gave way to farmers, and there are a lot of debates about how the two periods related to each other. But we lacked the evidence in the area. I'm most interested in which is the maycom valley. White says this study doesn't answer that question directly, but the mega drought is a tantalizing clue for archaeologists has they continue to investigate those missing millennia.
11 Trivia Questions on Singulars and Plurals
"All right. Here we go. Guys eleven questions on singular and plural 's I'll give you the word and what we're looking for, and you give me the answer number one we're looking for the plural of cactus number one, the plural of CACTUS number one. Question number two, the singular of criteria number two, the singular of criteria. Number three on your list, the plural of Prius like the type of car you might drive a Prius number three, the plural of priests. And question number four, the singular of data number four, the singular version of data. Number. Five, we have the plural of vortex, the plural of vortex. And number six, the singular of bacteria, the singular form of bacteria. Number seven, the plural of Alexis number seventy plural of ellipses. Question Number Eight, the singular of nine number eight, the singular of alumni. Question number nine, the plural of phenomenon number nine, the plural of phenomenon. And number ten the plural of Laos number ten to plural of Laos. Your bonus question for singular and plural for two points of your playing along at home we're looking for the singular of Biscardi the singular of the Scotty. Those are all your questions for singular and plural from don airs in San. Diego. California we'll be right back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to singular plural. Let's see what you knew. Number One. The plural of CACTUS is CACTI NUMBER ONE CACTI CSI number to the singular of criteria is criterion criterion like the criterion collection. Those are the single best movies in existence according to their website number three plural if Prius is pre so pri I number three, pre I similar to CACTI number four singular data is a datum datum would datum dat you. Number five, the plural of vortex. VORTICES vortices number six. The singular of bacteria is bacterium bacterium number seven plural of ellipses is ellipses ellipses number eight singular of alumni is alumnus or the female Alumna number eight singular of alumni is alumnus or Alumna number nine. The plural of phenomenon is phenomena phenomena and number ten. The plural of Laos is lice you don't want to get those in grade school and the. Bonus, for two points. The singular of Biscardi, is Bescot Toto shot to my brother Scott Buds who I often call. Scotto.
Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low
"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and
US health agency relaxes travel advice for several countries
"The centers for disease control and prevention is relaxing its advisory for travel during the covert nineteen pandemic but just a little the CDC has been urging Americans to avoid all nonessential international travel now it says it's fine but only to about twenty locations Taiwan Greenland in Laos are among more than a dozen locations with the CDC mentions no particular precautions seven others including Thailand Fiji and New Zealand are in a low risk group older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions should talk to their doctors first as for the rest of the world the CDC is suggesting you stay home and if you have the travel bug check with those countries authorities before making plans many have mandatory quarantines in place and some aren't accepting U. S. visitors at all Ben Thomas Washington
Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths
"Thailand has a population of seventy million yet. The country has recorded fewer than three thousand, two hundred fifty cases and fifty eight deaths, as of Thursday there had been no cases of transmission for about seven weeks. So how and why has it been sped the full devastation of covid nineteen well to tell us more I'm joined by Monaco's Bank correspondent. gwen were Robinson welcome back as ever. GWENT good to have you on monocle twenty four, so this seems to have been a country sped. Well I mean this is a very good question and it's obsessing. People particularly in this region, it should be said though that. Countries have also done like surprisingly well, including the and Mar Laos Cambodia these are all countries with very very fred the health system, so it's just as well. There were sped. And they were very slow some of them to actually look down, and in fact in the beginning some of the leader, for example in Cambodia was scoffing a little bit like Donald Trump at at the. It, so they were very slow to act and I like a lot of people, although experts will not say it There's very strong theories that he didn't humidity. Do have something to do with it. Clearly Kobe likes cold climates, and does not like warm, but humid climates. You can see in the Middle East in hot areas. They've succumbed quite badly, but that's very dry, so I think there's a theory there, but of course in Thailand with a a sort of. Not exactly a military government, but a government stuff full of former military officers they take great pride in their efficiency under claiming credit because of their excessive caution and This is now a real point of debate about how much it's Thailand prepared to kill it to coney for an obsession which has become an obsession with zero infections, and you know they are understandably proud that there's not been any local transmission for nearly seven weeks, but you can see. The fallout has been immense and the projections for unemployment for example. Example horrendous in fact, even the government's open economic forecasting think tank 'cause predicted eight point four million jobless people as a result of the code lockdown by the end of this year and an economic contraction of eight percent, which is huge, so I think you know, there are some cost-benefit these that really need to be done here, but as a as some people may be with. There's a lot of paranoia about meeting foreigners back into Thailand now. Indeed I mean we've seen some internal disputes within the authorities in Thailand. Resignations of economic ministers there's. Is there a sense that Thailand is very good at coping with stopping the spread of a pandemic, but has rather miss rather underestimated the huge economic damage that this could do. Well, I think you nailed it. With that point, that's right. It's a it's a trade off, and but interestingly the surveys I mean I don't know where the hell they're interviewing these people but the government released a survey last night, claiming of interviewed more than sixteen, hundred or around sixteen hundred ties throughout the country, showing that ninety eight percent of them feel that it is not yet time to let foreign of back in meanwhile, of course, you've got a tourism industry in freefall. Thailand is nearly twenty percent dependent for GDP on tourism and basically close to zero. Zero now they had forty million visitors last year and I think it sort of town around I. Don't know I mean. Nobody's getting in a very few foreigners or allowed him. Of course we enforcing the paranoia. I should've mentioned with the disclosure last week about the sort of very strange visit by an Egyptian military delegation, but promptly landed and took itself off for Jolie to the seaside resort of Rayon and turned out that one or gypsum military officer with infected with Kobe and tracking his movements seems like he went every. Shopping malls entertainment complex. The hotel restaurant. So the government has now tested about six thousand five hundred people in that Rayong area. It's all going into lockdown Ola hotel. The under strict guidelines and shopping malls are closed schools, and that has now spread to the resort area. Poppy are as well and these places that would just reopening after lockdown was lifted and struggling to basically domestic tourists, and now you know they've been set back, but you know if. If polls are believed to can be believed. I, you know it seems that you know. A lot of tides feel that you know they should still be cautious and that would imply that they're supporting the government. Meanwhile as you said, there's a lot of political turmoil and four key economic ministers resigned last week on group, and of course they were ousted following an internal reshuffle of the ruling party leadership and that SORTA quite. I'm not sure they're taking a rap for poor economic management. It's really more I think internal politics, but definitely the new team has a huge job ahead, and interestingly they haven't been very quick to announce the new team. Because apparently they're having a lot of cody getting very credible people to fill those shoes because It's going to be a very tough jaw. Publi. Couldn't Robinson in Bangkok? Many thanks for joining us on monocle twenty four
Many more likely sought jobless aid as virus surges back
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The Urgent Need to Make Disciples - Matthew 28:19
"Matthew Chapter Twenty Eight. I nineteen. Go therefore. And make disciples of all nations. baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. So much, we can talk about here so much. We could pray based on just that that one verse in the Great Commission but I want us to pray. Based on one truth. And what? We just read that I think many people often miss. So when Jesus says, make disciples of all nations. That is not a general command to make disciples among as many people as possible. No, that's a specific command to make disciples of all nations Ponta ethnic of all the ethnic groups. Of all the peoples of the world. So Jesus told us to go to every ethnic group. Every people group in the world and make disciples there. So what that means is, if we are not working in our lives, our families and churches to take the Gospel. To people groups ethnic groups places where the Gospel is not yet gone. Then we are disobeying the Great Commission. Disregarding what Jesus is us to do here. And the reason this is so important because. We already. And our lives and families and churches even in our churches. We spend so little on missions. Taking the Gospel to other places, but then even out of that which we spend on missions. Did you know? That ninety plus percent of missions resources in north. American churches so resources we're spending on. Missions are actually going to places in the world where the Gospel has already gone. Where churches have already been planted. Many churches even Christians when we think about missions. We think all over Latin America. We think all over sub Saharan Africa. When reality is by God's. Grace The Gospel has gone all over Latin America. All over sub Saharan Africa Yes. There are small pockets in these places, these regions where the gospels now gone, but for the most part the Gospel has gone disciples of in May, churches have been planted, and it's not wrong by any means to come alongside our brothers and sisters in these places to learn from them to work together for the glory of God, no question at the same time. We're fooling ourselves if we call that emissions when the reality is were still not obeying the mission. When ninety plus percent of our resources are going to places where the gas was already gone, and Jesus has commanded us, not suggested not implied he is crystal clear commanded us to make disciples take the Gospel, the good news of his love to people. Groups places where the gospels not yet gone. So this is why I know why. We radical started urgent, just identify the places in the world, the groups of people in the world, even the countries in the world, where there's the least access to the Gospel and to mobilize resources to go to them. It's called urgent. That's what initiatives call like. Because there's urgent need, there are people dying and going to an eternal hell who've never even heard. Nobody's even brought the good news of how they can go to heaven through Jesus to them so I just wanted to lead us to pray accordingly. Jesus we. We want to obey your. Command. We want to make your grace and your glory known among all the nations. So we pray. That you would. Open her eyes. Inner Churches to see where the Gospel is gone and to work to take the Gospel, their and our lives, and our families, and our churches to go, and to send, and to come alongside brothers and sisters who are in these places, a few brothers and sisters. I think about that we're. Partnering together with these places in the world, God help us to get behind him and work with them. For the spread of the gospel of never heard gotta we pray you think about all these countries that we're focused on an urgent like Syria God for Your glory in the Megan disciples in Bhutan North Korean. Across India and Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran Laos Lebanon Nepal and some Malia and Yemen Jesus Make Your glory known in those places and use us to do it. Don't don't let us sit back. Content to hold onto the gospel or just to take it where it's already gone God, help us to work us our efforts to take the Gospel whereas Never Gone So that disciples made in all the nations. Just as you've called to do for Your glory for the glory of the name of Jesus in all nations. We pray these
Yewande Komolafe's Nigerian Kitchen
"Right now it's my interview with your. Juande LAFI. She's a chef. Recipe developer, also a food stylist who grew up in Nigeria and now lives in Brooklyn. A recent feature for the New York Times. Come Lafi collected her ten essential Nigerian recipes. She's also the creator of the Dinner Series My immigrant food is which she runs out of her own kitchen. You one day welcome to milk street. Thank you for having me. Let's talk about like us for a second. Could you just give us a walking tour? What does it look like? Where do you see on? The street is a street food. Just give us a sense of the place it's it's a bustling city. It's colorful. It's crowded. There's traffic. There's all kinds of smells coming from the street food there's. A street puffer and ensue. Use the. Grill. Grill beef or goat. Puff puff is the fried dough, but yeah, it's it's very much alive. It's very colorful and actually I I live in Brooklyn right now and live in new. York and that's one of the things drew me to New York has has the city felt alive in the same way that Laos does. If if you and I cooked together, we what are some of the things would learn from you. I think the layering of flavors and spices is. Something that sticks out to me about Nigerian food. It could seem like a lot going on, but they all play very well together and. When it hits your palate, it doesn't overwhelm your palate and I think that in itself is a very specific technique that you can add smoked fish and. Little dried crayfish and you can add Lucas being all of which are really heavy flavors on their own, but you could add it to one dish. It doesn't overwhelm the dish anyway. They all just kind of play well together so I think that the the style in which the flavors are layered. Is a very specific thing. you mentioned in the piece near? Times you had some essential recipes, you talk about the white bread. That was surprising to me because it sounded like kind of wonderful something I mean it is kind of like wonderful. So what's the story with that? I mean so. I gave bread. The name to me is in itself a story, so the name comes from this huge bakery that existed in a very particular part of legos called Ikey, and it was everywhere growing up it was you know it? It would come to your house. House, actually because people would hawk it on the street, and I remember it being just so tender and soft, and it's it's kind of like wonder bread, but it wasn't sliced, and so to get it slice with like a special thing, and I think it's also really heavy because it, it's used as a vehicle for a lot of our soups and stews into that memory to me that like it's this big hunk of read. That's like really heavy just sticks out to me your dinner series. My immigrant food is tell us about the. So my dentist series is something that came out of My desire to explore my cuisine I had always cooked in restaurants I'd never really cooked Nigerian food, and so dinners gave me an opportunity to cook and share Nigerian food, and also tell the story of my immigration story, but also share the story of Other people who have immigrated to this country, so what is your immigrants or in other words? If you were to summarize, which is impossible, the nature of that story? What what is that story? A very condensed version is I I feel like I've always been an immigrant i. was born in Berlin moved back to Lagos with my parents, and my family moved to the US at sixteen to go to college and I've been in the US ever since, but also within that time I lost my. Student status here and stayed on without paperwork, and so I lived here undocumented for about ten years, and so in that time I wasn't able to go back to Nigeria, and now I am I got married, and they've been able to go back to Nigeria and so the dinner started out of a desire to be close to a place where I felt distance from.
Philadelphia developing modified summer camp plans
"Level Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says the parks and recreation place for each program that distributes food to children will be open while city swim for life and theme campus will be closed meanwhile we are developing plans to offer a modified summer day camp season if the health situational Laos and Powell says there are also unknown health questions to consider are the families social distancing are the families being respectful with regard to keeping their sick children at home das because now it's K. Y. W.
Younger workers hit hardest in the coronavirus job market
"From March to April employment dropped by a quarter for workers twenty to twenty four years old quarter twenty five percent and sixteen percent for those twenty to twenty nine that compares about twelve percent of workers in their fifties that's just data and it it it makes sense but here's a day right young workers especially those without a college degree are particularly vulnerable in recessions they are new to the job market with little job experience and little to no seniority to protect them from Laos a large body of research along with the experience of those who came of age in the last recession ten years ago shows that young people trying to start their careers during an economic crisis right a lasting distant disadvantage their wages opportunities and confidence in the workplace may never fully recall recover there's a couple of things on this you're worth that's number one if you lose your job that can be a very very difficult thing mentally not only is it difficult Hey how are we going to recoup the these earnings not only is it difficult how are we going to hear a humming in a make make do I'm gonna pay for things not only that but your self worth goes down you may have a college degree you may not regardless how am I going to get that next job it is a huge weight and especially in your twenties many people of these goals and desires by thirty want to do this by forty I want to do this by fifty I want to do this which by the way having been there not to fourteen fifty yet but having been in a very competitive person somebody was very goals centered setting those goals there's nothing wrong with that I would encourage you doing that but also don't don't set them in stone where it's only I will only be happy if this happens because then one you're not enjoying the road you're not join the journey and then to you could be completely successful what if that one thing doesn't happen in your own mind you will become unsuccessful so just caution on that but knowing your worth so if you lose your job all of a sudden it goes from like okay I was here and I was doing this type of work and I was making this that's on the high you know what I'm not good enough these are blaming yourself and then it's I just I need a job it's not I'm here and maybe I'd like a better job would like to move up the ladder then it becomes I just need to get back to where I was and even that's difficult then maybe you're taking a job I need a job you take a job that's that's beneath your but if your experience for your
Leading the Gates Foundation Fight Against Coronavirus
"We have a really exciting opportunity today to talk to someone. That's helping lead the charge against the crow virus. Mark Suzman is CEO of the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who are putting a ton of resources behind looking for solutions right now and we're really grateful to have a few minutes of your time mark. Thank you for doing this. Great detroi- well. The Gates Foundation has a publication called the optimist which we think is exactly the kind of attitude that we need right now and we'll have time to talk about specifics of the virus in treatments soon but I in general terms at a high level. What's keeping optimistic right now? Well we do have publication called the optimistic with inter-regional you're listening to subscribe. It's a great publication that sort of sends out an US on a pretty regular basis actually comes from Bill and Melinda Gates who are like to call themselves impatient optimists we we decided not to call the publication. The impatient optimists and at times like this. It's sometimes challenging to to feel optimistic but on the real plus side one. We're seeing are really unprecedented progress in of the search for a vaccine that still going to be a wild but we're a pretty confident that they will be a successful vaccine you know unlike say with HIV where we struggle to find one up to more than thirty years. And it's going to be the foster. Sfaxien ever successfully developed in human history there already number of candidates in trials but we have a lot of scientists who look at that and feel pretty confidence and the challenge is going to be really about getting them through as quickly as possible getting them into distribution and manufacturing and trying to make sure that they are globally accessible. Because it's something the world's GonNa need so that probably the biggest one on the horizon. The second one is a cautious optimism. But it's also combined with a worry Which is so far. We haven't seen the kind of days in the developing world which we were very worried about probably off the levels we've seen in the US and Europe. We're working very hard and you. These places with very low and weak health resources to try and help with preparation still worries that there may be major outbreaks but again the steps that have been taken by these countries today despite their challenging circumstances have certainly a voted foul outcomes and that's being another bid relatively good news and I know that that global outlook is really important to the Gates Foundation. What are y'all doing to make sure that the work that you're doing is able to be used worldwide. Yes so that's something we do for like when we work extensively across the US obviously and we have carry lodge program. Which of being heavily disrupted and Writing educational opportunities for low income students and kids of Color in K twelve and post-second buck most by workers in global health and global development issues. And everything we do as informed by what he calls global access so we do a lot of research and development Some of that is in helpings like New Treatments. Or vaccines or things that are Diseases like malaria or tobacco. So I do think that disproportionately affect poor people and we have requirement whenever we make grunts that Any results Former global access. You know they need to be accessible and affordable globally and we support directly a number of organizations that help ensure that happens so the Global Fund to fight. Hiv Malaria Which was actually something where President Bush was the inaugural funded from the US and and was the counterpart to the pet. Far -Unding is a huge operation. That actually helps keep many millions of people on anti retrovirals but also that's bednets across the developing world to prevent Larrea to Berkey Laos's treatments. And what it does is it. Cools or sources including from the foundation many governments including the US which is the largest Funda. And then how? Purchase those at bulk because it is a crisis and then distribute them to the needy globally and we have the partnerships that do the same in areas like vaccines. So I know that scenario that we've worked together on before is in is in global health. We had Bill Melinda Gates recently at our form on leadership for them to talk about the work that they've done and Y'all done a lot of work with global epidemics previously like in global health. You've been very active. What did you learn from the worthy done previously? That's helping you today. So some of it is pretty simple stuff right. You need basic functional primary healthcare systems that that may sound and we're kind of used most people can excess at least minimal basic healthcare in the US effectively but You in very poor countries. That means often. There's barely a clinic with basic equipment or tools. But we need that. We make a lot of investments in trying to support those kind of experts if you have accessible primary care that's able to take early action than that helps prevent a whole lot of the health outcomes and then the car. Koga crisis where you're trying to Provide community engagement or involvement to help support challenges. Where you're often working in situations like crowded urban slums where it's very difficult to sort of isolate if you have symptoms we've seen countries like South Outta go for example which have extensive networks that have been set up to deal with HIV crisis actually being able to mobilize those network to help support Kobe or simply one of the talents we have. We are the largest. Funders globally the. Us is also very generous support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that unfortunately it had to be put on pause for why because we can't currently vaccinate children because it's the opposite of social distancing malaria polio vaccine. Excuse me drops that needs to be put in the mouth of a baby. That's held by their parents but we had big infrastructure that we've developed Without the partners over the years including Eunice and the World Health Organization Rotary that is very expert at surveillance and tracking and tracing Things which can now again be used in that Jacobin. So we've had a lot of those kinds of blessedness Which we wish. We didn't have to have them to help. But there certainly are helping with the current crisis
Seattle-based Boeing plans 10% job reduction and jet production cutbacks after reporting loss
"Today Boeing announced that they will be cutting down their workforce by about ten to fifteen percent in the next month as production at the plants in in Renton and Everett and are all around the country are to far slower pace than the normal Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun gave the news during its quarterly earnings announcement for the company Boeing's earnings dropped by twenty six percent during the last quarter Calhoun claimed at the drop in earnings is due to a reduction in aircraft demand over the last several months the sharp reduction in demand for airplanes that we see out over the next several years won't support the size of the workforce we have today at this time we're taking action to reduce our workforce by approximately ten percent of our roughly a hundred and sixty thousand employees by end of this year through the combination of voluntary layoffs attrition and involuntary layoffs as necessary over seventy thousand Washingtonians are currently employed with Boeing and it's expected that as many as ten thousand of them could be let go Calhoun made the point that Boeing will have to downsize the entire operation in order to make up for the company's decline we will be a smaller company for a while we work hard to maintain the stability of our workforce avoiding Laos even though even through the suspension of mass production doubling the length of time we pay employees impacted by the cold induced shutdown of Puget Sound Charleston and other sites the company began offering voluntary layoff packages last week foreshadowing the big cuts that are going to be taken now Boeing officials are predicting that airline passengers will decline by as much as forty percent by the time twenty twenty is over one area of production that will take a particular hit over the next few years is Boeing seven eighty seven Dreamliner used primarily for international travel a production of the seven eighty seven will reduce from fourteen planes each month to ten planes each month for the next year and then down to seven planes per month in twenty twenty two years CEO Dave Calhoun on why a demand for the eight seven is is pretty strong our issue is in our assumptions and and we think we're right is that the international route structures are going to come back much slower than the domestic ones and as a result the eight seven suffers for that so production of all jets will be dropping including the seven seventy seven the seven seventy seven acts which will drop from five planes a month to three and then of course the big question how will the infamous seven thirty seven Max fair with the cutbacks a seven thirty seven Max jets of course have been grounded for over a year now and until the corona virus pandemic Boeing had continued manufacturing those planes Dave Calhoun claimed that the company hopes to slowly begin building the seven thirty seven Max again and gradually increasing until they are building thirty one of them each month before the jets were grounded in March twentieth nineteen Boeing was consistently producing forty two seven thirty seven Max's each month which they hope to reach again as the FAA gives them the go ahead to bring the jets back to service this all adds to the struggles the company's been facing for the entire year after those two seven thirty seven Max jets crashed leading to a loss of over six hundred and forty million dollars over the last year that's not to mention the companies facing criminal and civil investigations along with tons of lawsuits from family members who who died in those two
"Play It Again Sam!"
"Drug became famous giving away free ice water but now that we work here. We can put by plan into action to make a fortune. It's very simple. We just have to take these cups and just then Dr. Steve was interrupted by the owner of Waldrop himself. Tad Houston all right. Y'All sit here. Yes Sir Mr used it. What did you say your name was again? Billy Bob Mr. Houston I'm Sally. May's older brother. She was awfully sorry she got all tied up and couldn't make shift but I told her I'd feeling for a while. I appreciate that kind of spirit boy. I'm just wondering why you had to wear her dress will. This is the store. Uniform is not it is but owner. Mind look we're about to open. There's already a line of people outside eager to get in your man in the Cup station. Right yes sir. All set excellent now went. Wait a minute what is that. What's what that thing standing next to you there. Yes you whatever you are sir. Why that's a that's a Jack local. Of course they thrive pretty well around these here. Power Jag. A that gives me an idea. I wonder if I could make a big statue of a to oops are the doors are open gets in with those cup has a throng of thirsty tourists. Pours in through the front door of wall. Drug are here on void prototype Dr Graham their fateful roebuck opinion. Ships land that time and space ship near the store. Remember Dr Grant. We don't want to go to seen. Dr Steve is apparently secured some form of employment at Wall Drug and we much foil his plot without letting anyone know from the future. I got Dr Floyd good thing. We have these period costumes. Yes poses a typical American family of the time stopping by to get your water. I'll be the doctor. Ub The sun and guess chips. You have to be the mom because the week in the dress will cover your more robotic. Tapert good now. Let's go stop. Dr Steve. Heroes Enter Wall drug amid a sea of tourists lined up to get their free ice water us by Dr Steve at the Cup station and hide behind a pickle barrel to watch what he's doing or four cups blue. Go Surf Floor Cups. They are tan sands apiece. So that'll be forty cents. But I thought the water was free. Oh the ice water is free. Yes Sir cups at ten cents apiece. Oh I see well all right. Here's forty cents. Thank you sir. The ice water whale is right over there fidget. Put these in your coin purse cheaper. Dr Floyd you see what he's doing. I sure do grant that no good. Laos is charging for the cups. That was never part of Ted. Ted's vision. What are we going to do when one thing we can do? What does me? I didn't shave. It was coming from this barrel. Our hero spoil the LID and spy a young girl bound and gagged in the barrel. Golly Tucker Floyd who is this is supposed to be employees. Dr Steve Ambush to get that ridiculous dress. He's wearing here. Let me take the bag off. Are you okay fan? But when I get my hands on the guy who did this to me isn't going to be fine. You said it sister. Just sit tight here for a second. I've got a plan. We'll get him for sure. You've got it Dr Greg. Follow my lead. Sure thing Dr Floyd Sallie Mae Swings back down into the barrel s Dr Floyd Dr Grant and Chips Approach Cup station. Good name my good man. I would like to have three cups for myself my wife and my son certainly sir. That'll be thirty cents. Thirty percent is water was calm down. Please there's no reason to get upset up shut. You promised me free. Ice Water remains free willy. But the cups of ten cents apiece most underhanded Dang I've heard of a bait and switch techniques. This one takes the cake taking advantage of poor. Tour's surreally really. We can settle this problem without shouting. What exactly is going on over here? Billy Bob you see Mr Houston this gentleman. Ralph what's going on over here? You're advertising free ice water yet. You're charging ten cents a cup Sir. You must be mistaken. We do not charge for cups. Everything about the US. Water IS FREE. The asked the water the cups. It's all free. Employees tried to charge me ten cents for each. Billy Bob is his true will sir. I thought that was the kind of thing. That capitalist like yourself would won't see we've already made over five dollars. Let's get something straight. I am not a capitalist. I'm trying to give people something they need. And if they buy something in addition to that well then that's fine. I truly believe anyone can succeed if you reach out to people in need. Now give me that money now. I'm terribly sorry sir. Here are your free cups. Is there anything else I can get you on the house? Of course my son would like a pickle of course have him go. Pick one out. Golly THANKS MR HOUSTON. I'll get one from this barrel right here. Not to grant goes over and lifts the top of the barrel and out pop sally. May's tapped me up. Stir address and Miss Beryl. Is this true? Will you see that? Would you do that to your poor sister? Not My sister I mean I mean. Well she is. How's your sister? A I have a feeling I'm being hoodwinked ear. Oh Sam just then from behind the panels steps like huge gorilla. Who STUMPS OVER TO MR HOUSTON? Sam I would like you to relieve this charlatan of Sally's dress and throw him and his Jack Elope out into the street. All those in the store singing samna piano blamed guerrilla grabs Dr Steven one swift motion removes him from selling as dress. Leaving is underwear. Nice boxers there billy Bob or should I say doctor Steve Louis. I should've known grant opens the door for Sam as he hurls Dr Steven Vigil after Landing Dr Steven. Hi Taylor back to their time and space ship. I'm terribly sorry for all the trouble. Sir. Don't mention it. You've got a great place here and I see a big future in appreciate dad yeah. Someday I'd like to expand it a bit. I've always wanted a big backyard. Someday Mr Houston Some Day. Come on grant son. Let's get back on the road. Sure thing dad come on mom. Can I borrow the car Friday night? Dad Get on the ship. Can I borrow ten dollars? Go get on. The ship are heroes returned to their ship and blast back off into the time and space. Trim has Dr. Steve learned his lesson. We'll have to continue chasing him throughout time. And just what did you think about having to wear a wig?
More than 22 million unemployment claims filed in last 4 weeks during pandemic
"Five point two million Americans filed for unemployment last week over the last four weeks some twenty two million people have filed claims the title wave of pandemic Laos does appear to have crested though at least for now last week's claims well jarring were significantly lower than the two
COVID-19: The Wildlife Trade and Human Disease
"In early March. The Prime Minister of Vietnam directed the government there to draft a directive to prohibit wildlife trade and consumption to be submitted to him by April first in February China took similar actions to find out more about the wildlife trade and its relationship to the current corona virus outbreak. I called Christian Walser. He's the executive director of Global Health at the Wildlife Conservation Society. We both live in the Bronx but do to. The current situation spoke by phone. Tell me about The situation Vietnam where the wildlife Outdoor MARKETS OR WILDLIFE MARKETS FOR FOOD. Consumption are Apparently going to be banned. And what's the situation elsewhere? Where such markets have traditionally existed? Yes so these markets which really very unique even on a global scale just by sheer size and diversity of species which are traded. These markets have already been banned beginning of February In China so there's been opponent ban on any kind of wildlife trade be it for consumption medicine purposes Even for furs any any kind of wildlife product is prohibited that moment the movement trade sale and consumption is temporarily banned and China's moved on to now permanently banned any wildlife trade and related with consumption. So that was the big first step and The working on legislation right now to get that lockdown so to say and then Vietnam just followed on a few days ago with a statement that it will similarly close down markets and the trade wildlife related to consumption and we do assume that it will be a knock-on effect on on the bordering countries like Laos and Cambodia and what is the problem with these markets. Why are we so concerned about them? So these mark some just a quick picture so you can imagine what looked like. It is a Areas where A large number of different species from wraps different species of field. What they call field rats in Southeast Asia's Liza Lodger rat species Which they which they capture and breed on farms together with bats. Squirrels Porcupines You know now than illegal even pangolins illegal primates and then all that is mixed together with domestic livestock. So we have a lot of poultry. There you will have on pigs and then of course you have a lot of humans. And by putting all these species together and They're also additionally extremely stress. They've been captured. Many of them been captured in the wild are in terrible conditions holding conditions so very stressed in shutting viruses Able to excrete these viruses imaginaire stacked on top of each other. So you will have home. Let's say some squirrels excreting virus which will drop down onto a porcupine below them in porcupine may be above some chickens and so on so you have a great possibility for the exchange of virus Enviro components and then you have the whole process of preparing the food. So you're actually in the same place where you're basically creating the environment for new viruses. You're also going to be slaughtering. So you'll have blood being mixed you will be handing off to humans who will be in direct contact with the excrements with blood postgame. Then we'll take that product home so it is really really couldn't design a spillover interface in any better way this. So this is the main concern. Lodged diversity species is obviously unknown viruses. Which they naturally host being mixed together on the small tight area basically and you use the word spillover. That has a particular meaning in this context. Right right spillover event Have to I think the best way to imagine his. You know each animal. is a container and within that container it carries an hosts viruses and bacteria on fungi. Which are do not cause it any homes and similarly we. It's humans we host viruses bacteria. Which Cause Anyhow? And as we move about carries with us in. It's one niece containers are able to share these viruses. So basically you get a virus moving from one container. Let's say some wildlife species moving into the container of the human and then sometimes and it's a rare event is viruses can actually move. Let's say from something. That looks very different. Porcupine definitely different than human move across into a human and actually get into a human cell and start to replicate and then on a much much rarer occurrence thankfully then transmitted from human to human. So it's quite an achievement for a virus so to say to actually manage to jump from one species to the and then actually be able to transmit within this new species but it sort of a slot machine with a lot of dials and every once in a while they all come up and you do get this event exactly. It's really a numbers game. And I think the way I I would say. These markets are just increasing. Your chance of of of winning substitute over losing in this case just by having a lot of species on every day of the year. You're actually stressing them so that you'll get more viral shedding and then you put in the humans in as well because consumption of course increases the interface because you As I said you're in contact with the blood you're ingesting it It's is really just a numbers game as I said.
"Short stories are the perfect way to address a range of issues in an immediate and succinct. Way Sean Ben has done just that in his collection entitled a couple of things before the end so sean welcome to three. Ci thanks very much for having me. Now what sort of did you have in mind? It's a bit ominous sort of title. Yea Well I wouldn't be the person I mean just about everybody's GonNa soonest ought to be thinking about what the next ten twenty thirty forty s log and if you begin to read even in the mainstream press you'll start to get warnings that if the sky gets full of more particles that make the earth hotter and hotter parts of the Middle? Part of the Earth are going to become more or less uninhabitable this century and serious water and food shortages will come along with that. I mean this is nothing else but what anyone who gets anyway. Nissim Sci. He's starting to tell us Now then the question would come. Kenneth fiction serve that what can fiction do Without saying the same thing over and over but what what to do with that was really interesting to me was what would the people I grew up with. I love And also people who weren't exactly like the people I grew up with. How are we all going to be with this? What he's going to happen to to quite the people I really know once serious privation serious shortages dot to happen all around us. There's one story at the end Bunka which goes into that. We'll come to that one but there are other sorts of ends in mind here. The gained the a period in your life The end of communication is another one. That comes up. So let's delve into some of these stories and hopefully it won't be all that ominous Because there are some fascinating things here you did. The first story is called scouts. Were you ever a boy scout? I have to go ahead and say that I was a boy scout. I was a boy scout in the nineteen seventies I was very. I was particularly bad at sports which were an Australian boy his special problem but one thing I could find do with me was put me in cub scouts. And that work that worked I was especially bad at what we in. The nineteen seventies was called foot clinic Stood there disconsolate. A very small boy. Seven or eight years old in the middle of big muddy oval. And all I wanted was people might remember this. You GotTa be game at the end but for me it really was standing around in an hour on a on a baddeck not understanding really what to do with the football. I remember years ago. Michael Looney telling the story that when he was boy out in the country he was sort of Eilly united and confused by football. What you were supposed to do when the ball came down to woods him he picked it up. Held it to his chest and ran through the goals. Naturally as as one would. But it's a right of passage in some ways you know learning the not earning the badges miss but at what point do you sort of. What will does it come to an end? If we want to talk about ending but you transition the development there what was I suppose one of the things that got some pythons about being a scout? I mean they certainly some comedy as well but what was what was maybe saddle. Poignant upbeat about being a scout in the seventies wars you were participating in the system in. You didn't exactly think about lock these you'll participating in a system that was actually dying all around you which was the old British USTRALIAN loyalty. Oh British Astrid Unite. The revolt was valuable. Said they weren't sort of nineteen seventy seven nine hundred seventy eight nine hundred seventy nine a NI- uniform saluting the flag And trying to be sort of good junior soldier. Boys in a Y. Or at the very least the kind of good boy that you would have. That Biden Powell know if people remember Lord Biden Powell the founder of the Scouting Movement. But if you go back and look at scouting for boys it's the idea of kind of purposeful cleanliness in a little boy. That's also always turning into the effort to sort of locate and destroy aliens. But Tom and I don't mean I don't mean from outer space I mean the ones we leave this a militarist element. This is it. So it's it's playing soldier but it's also got an idea of self theirself idea of self control in it. There's a list of things that are good boy does that a scout does a scout prepared but a scout is also sort of honest in a tainted in some ways and I don't mean to mock all of that hopefully the thing about that stories. It's not all pissing from a high on the scouting movement. It's getting to something. Which was that? There was something in that I mean. I know we feel like this a lot now. But there's something in that old idea of self control. Which is such a daily on fashionable idea. Now the scouting movement held onto a part of it. But of course to us. It just looks ridiculous that you would wear your little uniform and your little hat and salute a flag on a Tuesday night. It's not so much ridiculous. One eventually which happens in the story eventually grows out of it yes and reevaluate says you grow older so it has its purpose in its place but as you say a lot of traditions a dying as well and they've got a reinvent. I mean the notion of a boy's group alone today. Isis audience changed another thing. That's changed the royals. You've got him on August news lead. There is an incompetent. Monarchist Focus Group pretty early in the and that comes out of the Scout Story too. Which is it goes to the whole idea of the Shia strangeness of trying to make an England down the bottom of Asia which we really did try and do. I went to London for the first time. Not that long gone about ten years ago. I had that thing that many many strengths must have had. Which is the shock of recognition that once you get through cock fosters on that train and start to going to London accord. It looks exactly like Hawthorne it looks. Exactly like Moldovan down to the last and you begin to understand why that you had before that we that that the F. It was really just to make these places again. The idea of Kemba well below Laos below. Papua we really tried for that and again I think one of the things. That's hopefully interesting about growing up. In the seventies I think the seventies there was a was a real transition time where that old idea that we could somehow Cape together an England down here began to break up and wash away and so and then then I mean then I think plenty of people listening to this would know this. But in a way the bill for that wasn't paid until the nineteen ninety s in the nineteen nineties. We had that exuberant Tom where we thought well. No no money in this and we'll just be Australian. It's all we can let England going by the nineteen ninety by the Howard years. You had the understanding that it was actually going to be something that we felt a lot more Sarah about a lot more angry about and we're going to punish somebody else but we still had politicians bringing back knighthoods and such luck. And that's you that's interesting but that was what was interesting about the Abbot Attempt. In about the time of that story about the top of that royal story where it really much to light now and even people that you wouldn't expect or the I thought the idea of Sir Prince Phillip and the first strategy night. All that's right it will be Prince Philip. Did you give Edinburgh that? The whole country in two thousand fifteen couldn't take that But just as Australia was reinventing itself oil or imagining its identity. Which is a growing sort of evolution. The monarchy is sort of caught in the same bind. Harry and Meghan done Mike it into the story necessarily only slightly but they trying to establish their own identity in a new ish. Can you hold on to the monarchy? This is where I think I mean. I think this is still true. This little against what I just said but I still think it's a strain schizophrenia. What you would think of is the oldest. Dr Steele holds a lot. Hold on a lot for monarchy and foreign idea of England that still does persist in one of the places it does possess these in those people in that royal family in the Queen and to some extent. Now I mean we tried Diana but now much more and William and Kate but the thing that Tom the thing about that he says it's just getting hotter and hotter for any family any group of individuals to actually be able to carry off what you need to do to be a barely successful enough royalty in the face of the sheer amount of virulent attention that the entertainment system is GonNa WanNa put on you. It's it's pretty much going to be impossible to be monarchy in the next fifty but also the the monarchy speaks to a tradition that goes back centuries which hasn't necessarily evolved and changed with the Moore's that go on today which is it's appeal. Which is the thing we desperately hope for that. You could point to any one group of things and say you want change will you? You'll stay the same. You promised The problem is is that as you say with them. What Harry and Megan is it. They couldn't take the deal that will often because the deal starts to get so strange which is listen. You'll be a representative of what is good in a sense. He's more self control. This idea that we're after over and over again but at the same time will pretty much persecute and you will be at you all the time. You'll open your door in the morning and hundreds of us where we tried to watch you and I I can't understand. I don't get a sense of whether this is to their credit or not. They just refuse that. Were like this is so awful. This is more or less like a kind of strange it privileged. But it's also a persecution and can leave. Just leave
Why Lancaster, PA became the refugee capital of America
"About two years into their. Stay at a Kenyan refugee camp after fleeing Somalia Mustafa Nor and his family found that they had been selected to be resettled in the US and initially. They had mixed feelings so when the country selects you. You're notified two years in that. Hey you know. United States House elected you on. Dad has in the refugee camp. That always comes as a great news or bad news because because the United States takes the longest to process anybody to have a harder process. They have hottest glued to need how to bug run checks and he's right the vetting process for refugees coming to the US intense. There's multiple interviews and background checks and security checks by different branches of the US government fingerprints tests for contagious diseases. It can take years from. His family took a decade but eventually as with other refugees who make it through the whole process. The family was paired with a resettlement agency. Mustafa and his family were paired with Church World Service. Which has a branch in Lancaster? It's nonprofit that received funding from the federal government and from private donors and it sets up refugee families with a few months of housing some counseling services food and clothing and then they tried to Find your job right away because once you around here you have to start a pain. Bake your bill for the government for bringing you a lot of people don't know this but yes refugees payback the US government for the cost of flying here from Asaf big family. Those were not cheap. Flights is around eleven to twelve hundred per person so family of ten ten people. You get a bill of almost ten thousand bedrooms. He stuff says he found Lancaster City and Lancaster County unexpectedly welcoming to his refugee family and to other refugee families and that in fact is the city's reputation in two thousand sixteen before the trump administration started limiting how many refugees could come to the US. The number of refugees were resettled in Lancaster. City hit a peak of four hundred and seven as a share of the city's population. That's almost twenty three times more refugees resettled than in the US as a whole which is why. The city was labeled the refugee capital of America by the BBC. So why is Lancaster able to resettle so many refugees? One reason is resources. For example Church World Service. The Resettlement Agency is able to partner with local organizations to provide services beyond just the basics beyond the initial housing and food and clothes for example. There's a nonprofit that provides healthcare to refugees English language tutors to school district and universities to help with education employment programs and companies that will actively try to hire refugees and train them. Sheila Masto Prieto runs the Lancaster Office. Church World Service and she says that all these resources make it possible for Lancaster to accept even the hardest cases. Like when there's a huge refugee family of ten or fifteen people or when a refugee has a medical issue and can't work or if a refugee only speaks a relief obscure foreign language. There are no cases in this area that we that we would refuse so we do have the option when a cases sent us by our national office to say they basically they're saying will you accept this case so we always do and it's not just tangible resources. There's something else that has given Lancaster the ability to absorb refugees. Its history starting in the early eighteenth century members of the Mennonite and Amish churches were fleeing persecution in Europe and started moving to Lancaster. The county still has a huge amish and mennonite population and the value of welcoming people in need of a new home has remained. Steve Note a professor at Elizabethtown College spoke with us at the Mennonite historical society which features exhibits about the Amish Mennonite history of Lancaster. Well in the in the late nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighties for example Mennonites in this area were Were deeply involved in resettlement of refugees from Southeast Asia from from Vietnam Cambodia Laos And that's that was motivated both by No Christian humanitarian concerns and also concerns that As mennonites as conscientious objectors pacifists and in fact Mustafa's own experience right after arriving. Lancaster reflects this. My first job was I worked with the Amish. I used to work for a convenient. That build garages and sheds so used to install windows. He did well enough at this job installing windows for these sheds that was hired by a company called E. Impact Marketing which provides marketing for amish companies in the area in which train Mustafa in web design. Mustafa would end up becoming their head web developer. And then he started thinking more broadly he started a company called bridge which is a website where people can sign up to have dinner in the home of a refugee family in the area. The refugee family will cook the meal and share their story and the family will also said a fever. The dinner which it gets to keep bridge charges a service fee which is how it makes money. Mustafa original pitch for bridge one. A business plan competition which provided the funding to get. It started. My vigil is our GONNA instead of instead of free training or given a new skill. Why not give them a platform where they can on an income with what they already know would not have which is their culture under food. Adamos AMAC is Lancaster based economist. And he says it. Refugees and immigrants contribute to a local economy by helping its population grow and thereby giving new businesses more people to sell to customers and also people hire employees. Adam says it will stop the story also demonstrates some more subtle ways that immigrants and refugees contribute a moving to neighborhoods it. Others might find less desirable and they start interesting businesses and they really contribute to the diversity of consumer experiences downtown in downtown Lancaster. You can eat at Vietnamese place. You can be at a Nepalese place. There's just a huge amount of variety missed offices. His company is making money and he even has plans to expand into neighboring your county and the ads. That historian shows the symbiotic relationship between the Lancaster economy. And it's refugees and it goes something like this. The success of the economy makes it possible for the city to offer resources to these refugees. So that they can prosper and they're prospering feeds right back into the success of the Lancaster economy. So what happens? One hundred fifty person comes here to community. This community has done a very good job of harnessing that refugee person as a whole from employment to training to job opportunities to enterpreneurship training. So I I. I went through those different of coming here. Receiving welcome Ho Ho finding a stable job and then developing a skill which is the development Web Development. Are they using that skill to create a company? Now so it's a great circle on its own. It's something which is very. I don't WanNa say unique. What's special about Lancaster?
What Is Balut, and How Do You Eat It?
"Around the World World Street. Food provides nutrition sometimes entertainment usually and instagram opportunities increasingly on the go from fresh cut fruit to dirty water dogs to Rhody to stir fried noodles too deep fried everything to pretzels to Kebab of all kinds. But nothing is quite like Balut. Translating to wrap in Tagalog and Malay Balut is a partially developed bird. Embryo typically a duck. It's incubated for anywhere from fourteen to twenty one days before it's boiled old or steamed and eaten at around one hundred eighty eight calories each with approximately fourteen grams of protein. This delicacy is a staple it roadside markets in Southeast Asia. Although many of us around the world eat unfertilized eggs the idea of eating one. That's been fertilized and this contains and albeit very early stage. Developing duck inside side can seem a bit well odd but Balut is widely considered a celebrated staple in countries like Vietnam and the Philippines. It's also purported to be an aphrodisiac though. Historically speaking pretty much everything has been at some point seriously. My other show is a food show and the only thing we found that it's definitely not has been lettuce but anyway Balut how and where did Balut get it start it. All begins in China. Blue was first introduced from China to the Philippines in eighteen. Eighty five where it quickly became a cheap and easy stock for laborers from their Filipino. Immigrants took Balut with them wherever they emigrated and call on in countries entries like Laos Cambodia Vietnam and Thailand in the Philippines ballot is everywhere. It's often eaten as a late night. Snack Street vendors hawking. The dish open even as the sun goes down and it's common to hear them shouting out ballot. Two people walking by the dish comes with some controversy. It's forbidden by some religious practices offices like Islam and Judaism that restrictions on what animals can be eaten and how they can be slaughtered. Additionally some countries like Canada Count Balut as a health. Risk as quote. Incubators are conducive to the potential growth of Salmonella. Though the same thing can be said about eating raw cookie dough where even expanded it however alike like most controversial foods. The stigma surrounding Balut is one that should be taken with a grain of salt. We spoke via email with food and travel host and journalist Christie Hung mm-hmm she's self-described Pollute Fan who's eaten the fertilized dug at home and on the side of the road in various places all over Asia. She said I mean. The dish can be daunting to try. But every culture has their own so-called weird dish that's an acquired taste for many scots have haggas. Swedes have stir strumming the Chinese have Durian Rian and Japanese have not though it's an excellent point so how does one eight ballot and more importantly what the heck does it taste like hung Hung suggests that all you really need is a pinch of salt and a couple of Herbs Belot is prepared sort of like a hardboiled egg fertilized. Egg is cooked in boiling water for about twenty to thirty minutes. And you eat it while. It's still warm if you want to consume it the typical Filipino way. You crack the shell of the egg and peel a small hole in the inner membrane. I'm Ben SIP. The warm fluid inside finally season the solid goods remaining with salt and vinegar then peel and eat but hung explains that. There's really no right or wrong way to get loot. And she says she knows plenty of people who eat it with Chile store. Vinegar the only thing you really want to avoid is Balut. That's too old as in the embryo inside is too old. So it's basically a duck that she says can taste and I quote life ruining hung said if you find find a proper place that prepares it then it should taste like a moose. The balloon itself should be mild. The yoke portion should taste rich and creamy. The broth portion should taste like an extremely dreamily rich chicken. Or Duck. Soup if it's undercooked or if the Balut is too old that it contained fishy or crunchy. That's not what you want. Incubation debated timing is indeed key for Balut and seventeen days of incubation. Is the sweet spot. Eggs aged just to that point should be boneless taste bike poultry and have a smooth texture like Moose Hung said Balut that age longer could have beaks bones and even feathers which are all still edible. But maybe not what you're looking for. And if you're not in Southeast Asia never fear. You don't have to travel too far to try this dish. Cities across the United States now boast any number of spots serving serving it.
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Whatever I have I see where I i. I try to get as much out of it as I can like. I want to see how far it set limits on myself so whatever Michael for this next year was to get out of the the state and wanted to leave lordly Florida to do shows you know colgate wanted to travel to travel and so I've actually very fortunate I'm doing a show in La in February the ice. And then I've got a a competition in Nashville. Okay and then tentatively Uh Couple Festivals in Australia in twenty twenty. One in Australia whatever's left. The bus driver slept well. Hopefully there's a lot left of Australia but yeah that is insane fiercer. There's you know for me. It's just the next thing to get better as long as I'm enjoying it like I don't I don't i. It'll I'll go as far as it'll go over as far as it will let me go so if they want me to host the tonight show. I'll do it. I'll set aside. I'll set aside my own. Yeah but it's fun. Now it's it's I I don't have a high interest as their the interest is there and I think there's enough ability and opportunity that it's still a lot of fun now. The question and this is just for fun. Let's say that. VN FROM CHAIN PALMA. Chancer gets the notoriety that every comedians looking for man. You're hitting a big and you gotta pick. What are you going? I'm for Dr Median. Well I'm GonNa give you a a a heggie answer. I mean I can do. Both the this is not in disruptive to my life at all because comedy happens on weekends and well for someone of your stature but if you become in demand like most. Comedians hoped to next thing. You know you're stuck a one two months three months tour and you're not seeing home so you're you're you're asking collections. Yeah this'll be. The answer then becomes financial. Then then I give my accountant sister to add the money up be like hey Dr van or comedian van. Make more money in this situation and as long as Dr Van makes more money. Dr Van keeps keeps working with okay. They they say hey you know you don't do this Dr stuff anymore. You can be rich and famous live in Hollywood spoke about my mind. I'm not saying that happening just so you know but but I'll take it if it does. I'm not GONNA fight it. Let's not gonna I'm not GonNa Front Man that game funny man that I use not I saw his last set up ninety. Stand his name is he's. He's a brilliant actor. Comedic actor Mike. He's he's special his last one. I I don't think I I think I saw part of it. I can't we both soy right. Michigan is wrong. It was fun you know. It wasn't many assigned pandering to the crowd. Yeah but everybody especially men and there's lots of desiccation you gotta think about it. You gotTA is your fans the corvette fans have I want to hit it. So that's I mean you have the damn set set row. I'll just like me to do the best fifteen minutes ever having everybody fans. Yeah because everybody will help you were you are my mom and my sister will go. I I think you mom you won't never everytime he never says Microfilm ongoing support me never so so. He makes me supportive significant other jobs. That she's she since he and what he was. Yeah it was something about pit.
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Drinking affect your ear nose and throat anyway. I don't know I mean again. Yeah well I guess from the smoking I vate now. I'm smoked cigarettes. I started to meanwhile Steve. I'm doing better right. Does it matter whether you smoke or Vape your Bacon over a purpose your vaping so that someday you're not vaping it's good more you right but if you're just doing something else it's probably not probably a wash yet. What about the long-term everybody knows movies in the end? Nobody knows the answer these questions really. Because it takes oil figure IT OUT MASON'S IT'LL BE TORONTO WATCH SO SOUTH L. Five years from now some terrible things going to happen to you and then we'll be like that's what happens right there because you're gonna add and then ask for your organs so right on on my back. I'll put him in Ziam or something. Sure pit bulls their organs over like the guy who wanted to be pit bull knife but you know what like the Dow was one of the things. I've seen this vaping like you know. Everyone wants to like stick their claws out on vaping and I know like everything everything like everything. Everything has its caution but smoking cigarettes semi versus vape. And right now smoking's been around for thousand years and we know what it does right. Yeah they've been is still out there so I mean this stuff that's happening you know but it's what's the numbers you know was. It happened to everybody. We don't know most of us because of its similarity to smoking. Some of the products have some of the same chemicals and stuff I mean and we assume that it's going to be a similar outcome but is it as bad as less bad. We don't really know what it'll be. It'll be a while before. We know that I agree. One pitfall went up the dissect. Some people yes sure. Listen Morgan whenever you want we. I'm GONNA Volunteer Walter. Yes he does he does all of it he even does crack. I mean that's okay. Say That's bad for you. I'M GONNA go out on a limb when that. No one asks Walter Region so a year into comedy years you season in the medical field. What's what's your goal? Here I mean. Is that bean in doctor. I mean you're already established got your own practice and you have those who. Where do you see yourself in comedy? I I don't so the way I work is is whatever I have I see where I i. I try to get as much out of it as I can like. I want to see how far it set.
"laos" Discussed on Everyman Podcast Show
"Yeah you're at right now. South East South Vietnam Cambodia Thailand. That's allow since. Oh Wow okay the you don't you too much about people from Laos now out of us. What's the proper description for allows the needs? Leo Leo Leo. That sounds pretty cool though. Yeah if you're weird like a like a rapper. You could call yourself. Leo's I or Billy Ocean Laotians terrible joke. AH The power of anything in here. We can sound like crap and we'll green. I feel like a bad person for that job tackling as they don't like me when we started we. I don't think he likes me anymore. Look at ways looking at he's fascinated. Oh you just didn't it didn't take much could no no. No he heard allows said this smelly Anfield most people that I knew Asian slow. So you'll forget weird Asian just so you so where you from. That's fine hardline. I'M GONNA get I'M GONNA get into this free so you guys understand. Yeah I'm what's called a twinkie. Okay but what. I'm yellow on the outside white on the inside. The states in my parents really wanted us to be like American so we could succeed. So like on the least Asian Asian. And we're GONNA need so wait a minute. Have you ever seen TV. Show fresh off the boat. A king has its Asian Okay Carlton from the fresh Prince of bel-air yes I'm I'm Carlton but Asian. I mean in certain communities scream scream out sell out but then so you can be sure they're saying right now what I was going to get into this right now except except nobody knows who I am. Wait a minute wait a minute. I love this listener. Wine here for a second began. So Okay Your House and obviously sleet. You're saying you'RE A twinkie twinkie. Or Banana is also acceptable bananas. Okay I'm gonNA allow twinkies better right. It's yes they had had a funny room to. Yeah but okay but okay so let's go back for the second. Tell me about your experience growing up. Dan Like you saying you have the winding you but in your parents came here to give you a better opportunity. I put what happened in your house because I know outside. It's America but you're saying my house where I was about three when we came to the states. Okay my parents are just working all the time you know so basically grew up watching and TV watching different strokes watching webster. How you know people raised by white people? I was raised by the white the people on the TV reason those other races on that site get tb mom TV Dak so you grew up like on on the on. The sitcoms of Eric I grew up with that like voice that like really white game show host Voice Bark Bob Barker come on down like that's I thought that's how people spoke. You went outside talking like that. Yes you like your six year old as as you get. That sounded like Bob Barker. I'm actually at keeping it on control right now. 'cause awesome normal right. That's what my inner voice wants to be. You WANNA be buying out on turn it down on and be like less Bob Barker about it man let it come out and you're just let your Bob Barker like your Inner Bob Barker Jones. The shortest podcast ever. I told you we're editing. Just repeat everything. Thanks for ninety minutes. We'll ah you're like the opposite of Walter. The Union yeah different that he keeps satellites like this one. Here's me the press wants. Kill me not. It's me to try skeet under the don't worry about it. Mercedes' for the kill kill keeps your mind believes she missed. What were your parents growing up? My parents are fresh off the boat. I love him to death. They're great people. Hardworking people If you know many Asians like my mom is Asian Mo- silently judging everyone. Yes the ones that were used to think of an Asian woman she. That's who she hits. Yes listen like those are the ones that he's in question of those ones that I've experienced. What Asian moms are are as close to stereotype as you can be like if they're stereotype Syria type? That's truth that's what bail and so that's what my mom is like. You know we're already you've seen it in movies. You know exactly Dr. Oh Yeah my dad. Ed is like this. My Dad's is goofy jolly guy. He's got a smile on his face and it looks like everything's funny all the time so it'd be like he's like your boy you like them around because they make you happy right like having stay puff around you panda. It's like a real life hand up so these national Asian need not know he's different was different. Yeah you if he's the one smiling. Nike said he's surprised smile. Sex Santa Claus like Santa Claus Daddy's with abdominal. I've never look and and this is what I Kinda WanNa explore your right now since you here. I mean Asian culture at I've experienced a little bit in small doses. Because I hear my m mm-hmm believe it or not. We do have Asian representation banana nut to be noticed and not enough noticeable. Where like you're in a classroom in constantly constantly you'll always see maybe a good strong represent section of like Asian scattered through school? No it's very like wow wait. Should I saw an Asian today and you'll remember it for the rest of the week because you ain't gonNA run into another one like you know and it's it's weird that way because there's always Asians everywhere wherever you ain't now that's that's the impressive part right. We saw a lot of them went to their here. They're just hiding. I promise you there here. At least a million I can go outside and make a sound. You'll see him.
"laos" Discussed on The Chad Prather Show
"Rangers range alive, Scott. So was but have you ever totally liked crucified that thing and you're like, oh crap. I can't get back on the first time. I ever sang it a friend of mine was dating a guy whose family was. The wanian or something is that that's a nationality. And so it was at their like yearly heritage of the area. So I was probably like seventeen and they were having an at. I forget the hotel. It's been a long, and but the mayor foot worth was there. And so that was kind of nervous it was before Betsy a while. It was it was a man, ma'am. So I got I was like, oh, I don't know. And it was gallantly stringing. Was the line that I should have saying, but I got there. And I knew I don't know. I don't know home. I added words I knew I can stop. So I just said, and we're all gladly singing. It seemed to be close enough, and I kept going through and their little news station. Was there for taken a knee low-emission? Yeah. I know. But they didn't know what I was seeing because they didn't really speak English. All Soza bunch of folks from Laos last that was it. Yeah. So it was a perfect time to miss at one time at nascar's a smaller like Friday night one. And I saying the line twice. You know? I knew I didn't know it. So I just kidding is still even with that Furby was worse that is that no one hundred percent. She got the words writing was still worse. It was awful. But I think it on tempo. Just in terms of geography. Let's talk about Lithuania is here on the globe. Laos? Over here. So let's get that straight. That counter and they're on the same planet. Yes. Laos over here, Asians, and then and then Lithuanians eastern Europe. Do you die your hair Brown? That's deep investigative reporting. I would say that's not the first time I've been, but I am naturally brunette. Okay. I'm not the brightest. Educated toll Mark up till the puppet master. I said, here's a thing, buddy. I said what we're gonna do subversively without making a big deal. We're just going to see how many hot chicks we can slide into the hot seat and just bring him on the show over and over and over again. So you're welcome America. Welcome. That I make the hot chick totally sexist here. And we believe women exist for purpose and. Do we believe we believe in the traditional roles of men and women around here, we believe that Adam and eve were created by God. And there was no adamant Steve..
"laos" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Native Kenyans do you think this is benign cultural observation or is this sort. Of seclusion by design on the part. Of the Chinese government I'm not, sure if it's by design but I do think that it. Makes things worse because for instance when you're going through Laos when you see the Chinese. Workers they're often sort of secluded, as you say in these, Chinese dormitories that are set away from the villages they. Look completely different than everything else they're sort of like these big shiny pieces of space. Junk that dropped into the Lao jungle and all of the Chinese workers live together and have very little interaction with the locals so I, guess in a sense it's by design because yes that's the way that they've decided to execute the project and maybe the reason that. They've done that was just for poorly logical and logistical reasons but the way that it comes off on The ground can cause, resentment and I think that. You definitely get a sense of that resentment in places like this I should. Also say in a place like northern. Laos this is an area where, the vast majority of the population works as subsistence farmers right. Many of these people have never seen a train I don't think that they have a. Sense of exactly what's going on, I think that they just, see that there is a lot of change happening in. Their area and it makes them nervous and if there was more communication going on China, would probably do itself a service by facilitating Part. Of the issue that you dress repeatedly throughout, this book is in place like Laos in elsewhere It's really unclear whether the local, government can, sustain the kind of investments that are necessary for at least in Laos. Is you're really I, guess significant risk financial risk on the part of the government and the economy there's a huge risk. And this, is the, case in a lot of poorer countries where China is putting these projects together I..
"laos" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"laos" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"In in vientiane laos wants and his american backpacker got upset because they wouldn't bring the check and what he didn't know it was the opening day and all the food was free really upset and it's like well where's my check so they were trying you know they didn't speak enough english they say it's we're celebrating and so he was still i was still he was still plugged into this american ways like no you're not gonna mess with me you're gonna give me my check trying to say how bad everything's free egli customers it's all free and that's an exception it's rare that you're gonna go into a place and you're you're delicious laotians dinners free but he was working from the assumption that the check was important in somehow is a scam if he wasn't getting a check and it wasn't patient after just clarify what exactly is going on also at the time in in laos customer service was super slow it's like if you if you even this way in france like that to my friend was like i couldn't believe how like checks goes i just i'm going now sit down after we suck regular check he is sitting down talking to his friends and not bring us it it was was like like i guess we're going to be here for a while there's a different mindset behind it and so people would go crazy in laos because it would just take forever for the food to come for the check to communist like it's laos there's no efficiency training is actually used this as a pretext to enjoy being here well that's the thing that's what i try to help people sometimes and it's like we're late to you're not like anything you already there you're in laos you're there and if you spent four hours of this restaurant that's cool if you have a walk at school to like you're you've got it laotians people shoveling noodles in their face and sprinting off to do something else that i was gonna say do look around look around nobody else's in a hurry this is part of being part of being in laos is eating a slow meal part being paris's eating slow meal and actually there's a restaurant of close to my school it's vietnamese restaurant they have a nice set menu for like ten euros you get a nice hearty lunch i had to stop having lunch meetings there because i couldn't eat lunch in an hour with a couple of students because it's paris that is lunch is not something you get out of the way in paris lunches something you enjoy it's something that you save her food is part of the pleasure of being in paris parisians are that way and i'm sure that if you're a parisian business person and you have a very tight schedule you know where to go to get a fast meal you might go grab a crepe or a sandwich or something someplace but if you're gonna sit down for a meal in paris folk and enjoy it yeah and that's sort of a cultural starting point paris and laos in many parts of the world of the map that we have open right now think on laos because france invading them i think i think no probably i think that the southeast asia's just not a hurry culture in general maybe it has something to do with french i need to go back there i missed that part of the world to her because benzon i was always heard you can get great cheese and wine there because of that stuff and then and then vietnam because of their french colonialism that's the balmy sandwiches the the the condensed milk and coffee it's weird it's super sweden it's condensed milk which is like drinking laos in vietnam yeah yeah and then what was the other thing oh cheese yet like in all throughout asia it's hard to find cheese but impossible sell the little couches those little pie shaped the halls wrangles you can get that they're off yeah terms of like what you're saying i i wanna make money so traveling ever hear about the the the sailor.
"laos" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"Fred able think about i i was i was shocked when you told me that number initially because i knew that we had as and vietnam and in laos and all that but i mean fifty of our troops still unaccounted for in laos it's incredible yeah you are eating cornelius in those inside california when we yeah about that yeah a lot of people are aware that we still have as out there of course but i mean that's just an incredible number just of our guys who were lost across the fence that's louis it's a it's one of deals and you just like an arcade because you know some of the guys it's just a real heart just you got to separate it out put it in the little metal plaza somewhere and don't let it moon your life but you try to to go on the best you can and try to help and then over the last four years the soa special operations association and the special forces association have a combined field of mike been which is working closely with and lobbying with dod and bpa on this issue and i could boring more details later but the key thing here is we're really actively our voices being heard now and has had an impact to effort to focus on bringing back off people who still as today there's one thousand five hundred ninety seven seven merican still missing an action for south these days during the vietnam war which mood last cambodia north vietnam southfield that's insane and i mean partly part of the problem too is i mean this isn't like recovering m i as in france you know that we lost in world war two i mean that's a relatively easy endeavor to recover guys from western europe but in south east asia you're going into terrain that is both mountainous and jungle you know the between the overgrowth the weather the heat in all of that stuff i mean just content to make those kind of recovery operations incredibly difficult i would imagine.
"laos" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Power a near polar power oh and near near power yeah yes yes yes yes isn't a barrier to the arctic council mistaking full advantage of that status but more than that i think they have tried to develop this as a mechanism for doing things like internationalizing the chinese currency the renminbi trying to say okay we're going to do these deals let's do them in the renminbi instead of the dollar and i think there's there's a political component it's often missed by people so you can look now in see that in sudan and south sudan kenya in zimbabwe laos cambodia many countries that china's training officials right on how to manage propaganda how to manage social stability so would a call to avoid a color revolution making the world safer autocracies so i think that there's that element of this expansionism also has to do with the export of china model and then finally there's a security component you know china's established its first logistics base military logistics base in djibouti but it's also now controlling about seventy six ports in thirty five countries and although it says they're all for commercial purposes we have seen that a number of instances once it's taken controlling stake there are some visits by the p l a ships so that's another example of just a much more ambitious policy exactly i'm much more ambitious foreign policy so what do you think that means for the united states is it possible that the two powers can get along or do you think we are headed into graham.
"laos" Discussed on Forever35
"Business plan everything costs money guys but my goal with dad is and i'm still formulating it is too make it a advocacy group for for the advancement of allow americans in media and entertainment because we are always going to be a minority of a minority but if you're loud kate now nath you can find yourself a seat at the table and so so that's that's sort of i want more law americans to be behind and in front of a camera m i wanna boost other allow american associations and what law american individuals are doing there there's a cultural thing that happens for us because everyone comes from refugees war refugees there's a lot of distrust because there was a secret war that coincided with the vietnam war and a lot of us here are here because of amnesty end laos is of the most heavily bombed country in the entire world and it was a secret war it's on a secret anymore but most americans don't know about it and during the war a lot of neighbors had to turn against neighbours so a lot of the problems that existed in the country of laos reformed again in the refugee camps but you're an attack tighter quarters it was it was a time of violence that uncertainty and those are appearance trauma is in our dna and so sometimes it's hard to organize and and be in would that equals sometimes is a lack of cohesiveness as a community and certainly there's not many many of our stories in in sort of the landscape of.
"laos" Discussed on 1075 KZL
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"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
"You are new gig lander gig all right a how we have you earlier you complained that my party had too much so as a complaint oh it was it was it was noticed it right those accomplished yet okay said as a little out villa length lots of commotion all day so again they're all of a sudden there's no work howard we have a listener question from laos god oh my it's about hours sub id howard in kula the betty bigombe calling from known kjell laos the full here were loving our time here in laos said this question is four howard just getting cooler llamas gestures of things we must do while we're here in laos or that we have to answer foodwise here in lung to know so thanks a lot um and kobchai for your wonderful show i'm a huge fan and all right thanks a lot by sorry i did not spit and quit this one okay by god this is ben thank you laura hanging fruit and then i'll give him some of the places that i enjoy go ahead i love the fountain i'm i'm really know about southern laos that's where i have traveled so total cumulation you're going to be talking about the north let me talk about the them sara if you if you can if you have the time please go down a see pond on that's four thousand islands pondered y'all down south southie condon cpap undone palm yeah that's worth as an island that's what it means that's where a hopefully there are still some of freshwater dolphins the irrawaddy dolphin that you can still see at in the the makung river right by the cambodian border um they're they're endangered so hopefully you guys have time to go see them there there's also beautiful um in that area there is some beautiful um waterfalls i know you're going to talk about waterfalls in the north's just me.
"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
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"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
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"laos" Discussed on Who Charted
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"laos" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"So again it's more like the ethics of the like the the culture almost is what it seemed like you're what it seems to me is don't pissing myself saying i agree without ever think is different ballgame yes shower okay g understood right like you said it goes down to three and it's there's water flowing all over it yes your washing off any russian off the suit coming over of brought on you know what i got a good idea just as a general overall rule via pissed to try the to death will letter do that one yeah it's the same way in probably not going to brush your teeth in the toilet dea un downs outs what they think is now if you want to pay if you wanna brush your teeth and toilet have at it i won't be mad at you i i'll be mad at uber i dunno fighting to hang out with you as much whatever but yeah i understand it makes sense in was talking about his not toilets from talking about skipping the chain of command oh yeah that's right because the guy does yes osher candidates grow your business shower at eleven up to have the hard conversations i wonder whatever happened him he's hard work where we see from uh somewhere like vietnam owning or or laos or something um maybe thailand is some asian asian countries southeast asian country yard worker that smart he i i would think yeah my opinion about taken a leak in shower is you shouldn't do it but if like like this guy who's like oh that's normal that doesn't like totally surprised me in order that way surprise me but make sense that guy's didn't like it the for sure.
"laos" Discussed on FT Tech Tonic
"A couple different trends taking place one is this mass organization but also a large number of people getting smartphones at the same time in history of the world and because of that you've got this emerging like a series of tech ecosystems across most major metropolitan areas that are pretty advanced actually i i started my last company two thousand eight in new york and had to say the taxi in in laos narrowbody probably more developed the new york's was in two thousand eight i and growing faster and so it's been it's been fund to see that to be part of it so what are the background and the higher they come from all over we don't require a college degree but at the same time there's a ton of self selection takes place because of how selective we've become no engineers go through sixty four different assessments before being accepted into end ele and so about threequarters of folks accepted in have undergraduate degree in cs rush one generics there's a lot of folks who have spent some time informal technical programmes but you also have dozens of examples of engineers who were entirely selftaught who got a young man in class to in a second court in nigeria who was looking for jobs as a radio announcer and anchor before realising wait a second mike i'm actually really good at this whole problem solving thing he did a couple online tests and realize now is in top five percent of all people on the planet and problemsolving just raw ability and how he's been interesting technology but hadn't thought of it as a a career path and.