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China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close
"With the Chinese. Let's deal with the hacking situation and the story that broke yesterday and even before this, we had heard that the Chinese were actively trying to steal intellectual property on Research for a Corona virus vaccine and it comes down to the Chinese know that this virus originated in Wuhan. The Chinese know that they misled the world. They misled the United States they misled. Originally, the World Health Organisation, which has become complicity with the Chinese. On multiple levels and the Chinese did a disservice to humanity. Let's look at it through the prism and the lenses of us here in the United States. That if they would have let us know in December Or early January what they knew and if the Chinese would have locked down Wuhan sooner, even just a week sooner. They didn't tell their own people between January 14th in the 21st and there was a massive spread and rule on at that point. They don't even tell their own people or they didn't move to lock things down. And again the Chinese Communist government completely to blame here for mishandling and mismanaging and lying to the world. And with that said the Chinese don't want Toby. Shown up that they don't want to be behind the eight ball. They want to also be the ones that say, Hey, we've got the best vaccine against Corona virus. Instead of all of the other pharmaceutical and research and institutions around the world that are working diligently and feverishly. On a vaccine whether it's German scientists whether it's French, whether it's what we're hearing out of Oxford in the UK Fizer here in the United States and, of course, their branches all around the world, Moderna. You know, that's just a fraction of who's working. Johnson and Johnson here in the United States is just a fraction of who's working on this vaccine. And the Chinese were we heard this two months ago. I talked about this on the program months ago that the Chinese were tryingto hack and steal data from all over the world so they could be first. Was saying, Hey, we got the vaccine. And now we have two Chinese hackers that have been formally charged with trying to steal research on the Corona virus vaccine. Trying to steal from private companies trying to steal from our government agencies as well. And this is what came down from the DOJ yesterday. And these two guys apparently work that the Chinese Ministry of State Security and the Gwang Dong State Security Department To lead a campaign, which the DOJ the assistant attorney General, John Demmer said was a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign. That's the nice way to say hacking intellectual property theft just going in and stealing. Chinese are very, very good at this. That's why they've gotten so far militarily. From a industrial standpoint, they stolen countless countless hundreds of billions or trillions. An intellectual property. Lee. Zhou Yu, 34 years old and dung. Jeez, I got zero J A Z a shot. G, uh 31. According to the reports, they targeted intellectual property and confidential business information. Held by Pharmaceutical companies and those that are steaming full speed ahead toward a corona virus treatment. Treatments. So the therapeutics the testing issues, the vaccines they were trying to rip off and bust into everything. And this is what the Chinese have done again. Defense contractors. Why do you think the latest generation of the Chinese fighter jet looks just like the F 35 Because they ripped off was the Lockheed Martin or north of Groman. They They controlled her back in the late to thousands like 8 4009 And they stole a whole lot of defence information on the F 35 ripped it off. So it's defense contractors. They rip off the pharmaceutical companies. A computer high tech medical device companies. The Chinese even have a history of busting into solar energy companies here in the United States video game development They're ripping off information. They're stealing codes. It's nonstop on what the Chinese do their absolute thieves. When it comes to intellectual property. According to the indictment. These malicious cyber activities began more than 10 years ago. And were ongoing as of the date of the indictment, according to AA de MERS. During that time, the hackers stole terabytes of data from hundreds of targets. Establishing themselves as a prolific threat to the U. S and foreign networks. And these charges from the feds. They say that these Chinese hackers tried to access the accounts of other organizations that we're not government organizations. They tried to bust also into dissident organizations or actual dissidents or clergy, human rights activists. Is it trying to get Intel and so they can punish and and go after anything that's a threat to the Chinese Communist. Regime. That's what this comes down to. Yeah, Lee and Dung they were working on high tech companies. That was their focus, but they had a whole team. They work of others, obviously, but Lee and Dung they were, they were focused on busting into high tech companies here in the United States, also in South Korea, and Sweden and Spain, Australia, Belgium, Britain. Germany, Japan, Lithuania Nothing about a stony and Latvia. But Lithuania and these indictments were filed in U. S District Court in Washington. And shows that Beijing is using fight cyber theft. In a worldwide campaign. To quote Robbe replicate and replace non Chinese companies in the global marketplace. And then there's also said that China is providing the safe haven for these criminals in order for the Chinese government to get all this information that these guys were Pretty much on the Chinese kami payroll. China has not taken its place alongside Russia, Iran and North Korea in that shameful club of nations that provide a safe haven for cyber criminals to exchange or in exchange for those criminals being on call toe work for the benefit of the state. Again to feed the Chinese Communist Party's insatiable hunger. For American and other non Chinese companies. And to steal their hard earned intellectual property, including covert 19 research, according to Des Murs, assistant attorney general It's a huge problem it has been, and that's why the Chinese are as far as they are. So on the heels of that now we go to the next chapter. And that's that the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, has been ordered closed and, you know he's got his finger on this pulse and is spot on and is not a great job and doesn't pull punches. Mince words. And that's Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio. He gets and has gotten the Chinese threat for a very long time. And what Marco Rubio said today in Fox Business interview is that the Chinese Consulate in Houston is a front for a massive spy organization. And the State Department has ordered that consulate in Houston. To shut down, he said. This consulate is basically a front. It's kind of the central node of a massive spy operation. Commercial espionage, defense espionage. Also influence agents try to influence Congress, according to Marco Rubio. And by the way, Senator Rubio is the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he said that this closure of the Houston Chinese consulate was long overdue. And he said the State Department Was completely right Team make this move, and the State Department says that this is absolutely necessary to protect intellectual property here in the United States and private information. And of course, the Chinese. They're going ballistic. They're saying that they could retaliate. That this is uncalled for. This is a gray GIs. We could retaliate. China China When you get there, try to get you to send another virus our way. Is that how you going to retaliate? And Rubio also predicted that China Would then retaliate by closing one of our diplomatic facilities. In China. And if you wanna get a snapshot of what we have in China, Of course, we have the official U. S embassy in Beijing, but we have five consulates around China. We have a consulate in Shanghai. We have a U. S consulate in Gwang Ju. We have a U. S consulate and Cheng do and Wuhan Great and in Shenyang, So we have apparently five other Consulates. On top of our embassy. So the expectation is the Chinese going to retaliate by shutting down one of our places. Hey, what about this fire? What about the Houston Fire Department being called to this embassy or this consulate? Has to shut down by end of business like 45 o'clock on Friday. So the Chinese have to shut this thing down and get out by the end of this week. By Friday afternoon, And last night, there was a fire at the embassy Smoke and Houston Fire department responded. What do you think happened? Where was the fire? What were they doing? Hold on to that thought, because we'll wrap up this whole story with that next. Here on Schmidt, I
Europe Rolls Out Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps
"Germany launched is contact tracing APP called Corona warn APP on Tuesday based on Google Apple. Exposure notification, program or platform so Italy Poland Latvia and Switzerland have also launched APPs on that same
The European Commissions approach to blockchain
"Hello and welcome to inch blocks urine. Decadent podcast to blockchain ans- mark contracts. I'm will eat. Scuff your host for this week's podcast. We be discussing the European Commission approach to blockchain. And I'm very pleased to have Peters Zilkha this head of unit digitalization Blockchain Digital Single Market Directorate at the European Commission Peteris. You've got a lot of titles. Many thank you many. Thanks for joining us today. Could you please give us a brief introduction on yourself? I'm glad to I mean I'm a lawyer by background. I have the JD degree from University of Southern California before they had a political science degree. And though I've never really practiced their California state bar for almost thirty years now and since Two Thousand and five Florence. My Country Latvia joined the European Union. I've been ahead of unit in the European Commission and digital innovation. Blockchain is what I've been working on and you could say to US sometimes perhaps over used term but It's a little bit my passion. I've been interested in walk chain and tech since about two thousand and twelve so perhaps not at the very beginning but at least relatively early for the public service this is also why I'm The original co chair of the Fintech Task Force. I have my second Co-chair coming from the financial services side. And then I'm from digital single market and I mean in both these areas I'm working in legislation and policy in funding infrastructure and research and managing it as well as working with with stakeholders and international cooperation. So it's an interesting bunch of things to work on. I'm glad to be doing it well. As you sitting the key term as passion because you're effectively getting the job of three other men so very impressive So Peter is As it is customary here at Inter blocks. Could you please explain our listeners? What is blockchain? And how does it work? Well glad to try. This is one of these things. It's a little bit of a communications challenge and exercise. But I mean I would say that. It's simply a growing list of records of blocks In a ledger that are linked utilizing cryptography and generally managed by peer to peer network adhering to a protocol for communication between the nodes and then validation of the new blocks that perhaps gets already a little little technical some listeners. But I would say. It's a way of validating transactions and data in an immutable in permanent way. So that you can be sure that they haven't been tampered with and that you don't have double spending of a value and that you can transfer data along with that value. That's the way that we see it and I think it's also important because some people are I think most of all sometimes negative that they say Blockchain is something that's bad because let's say uses a lot of energy if they take the original crew for work and everything that doesn't do that is is not blockchain. I mean we take a very wide view. I mean distributed Ledger Technologies Hash graphs tangle on these types of blockchain inspire technologies is is blockchain for us. I mean we're not trying to freeze history in two thousand and nine. When the BITCOIN paper was Was published or at some other point. It's developing technology and I would say what is really important is the element of decentralization which is not black and white. It is a gradient going from something which may not exist of completely centralized to something which also may not exist of being completely decentralized but actually allowing a degree of decentralization That a single database or even some federated databases. Don't don't allow so. This is where I think it gets exciting and where it makes it possible for a diverse group of actors to work together while preserving their autonomy. Excellent really loved that. I'm element of your definition of. It's a gradient of decentralisation incidents that's a spot on now could you introduce to us all the different bodies within the European Commission you have the digital innovation in Boston you need. And other bodies within your commission that are here to research enable and further development of blockchain in the EEG perhaps give us an overview where we'll do some deep dive in in some of the sure. I mean starting with with my unit. We're kind of the policy leaders on blockchain as a technology. But we're not. We're not the programmers as I said. I'm a I'm a lawyer and a political. Scientists have other colleagues are engineers but were more economists lawyers people looking at digital policy and in my unit we have the e U Blockchain Observatory in Forum which is a think tank working for us that has a whole set of reports and videos and regular workshops which used to be physical in at least right. Now they're virtually cited We also have the European blockchain partnership that my unit runs. This is twenty nine. Different countries twenty-seven all twenty seven e. You member states and Norway and Liechtenstein. Who are building a European blockchain services infrastructure together. I mean actually building an infrastructure. This piloting this is not testing. We're putting public services on the blockchain justified. We had quite a filtering to see which cases were justified to utilize the blockchain. And this is also something you could call a regulatory sandbox because while the countries and us are working together we obviously have to look at European Union legislation. We have to look at national legislation. Most likely you don't find anything. We're blockchain is prohibited. But you certainly don't find many cases where it specifically allowed though. You're getting some legislation in France in multi in other countries. It's specifically see a root for blockchain Roxanne legally And then we also collaborate with the International Association of Trusted blockchain applications as stakeholders organization I myself I'm in the OECD Policy Expert Advisory Board on Blockchain so we collaborate with OCD with the United Nations and others and In Not Buzz. International position of trusted blockchain applications a global governmental advisory board but also in the OECD activities. In the other activities. We probably would participate in the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This year I spoke myself in the IMF Fintech roundtable last year. Also you have the collaboration in the Fintech Task Force as I said from our side digital single market I gave a basic description on the other side. You have the financial markets colleagues the call as coming from research in Salon with the financial markets colleagues. Were collaborating on the digital assets possible legislation we just closed the public consultation on digital assets. Hearing what the stakeholders with the community has to say and in another context of the Digital Services Act which is a updating of ECOMMERCE along with addressing the platforms. We are seeing how perhaps smart contract so we have to do something to ensure that there is not any fragmentation of different requirements smart contracts across the digital single market and the twenty-seven member states. Something that we want to want to avoid
Drones for helping the COVID fight
"Who would have ever thought that a drone could help in the fight against Kovic? Romeo Derbyshire is out there doing it. He works for. Dj The drone manufacturer. And he's going to tell you all about it today. Romeo Howard using drones to help in this fight Jefferson. It's good to see again. It's been a little while since the last time we talk. A lot has changed since and We're we're seeing this global endemic. That has a huge impact for so many of us. I'm but we're also seeing amazing ways that new technologies being used and integrated to help especially our first responders and we launched our disaster relief program for Colored Nineteen at middle of March to PR- provide fire departments and police departments with not only the hardware but also our suport on utilizing this to help fight covet in various different ways and part of the program was a pay it. Forward component in essence. The departments have to be willing to work with us to capture lessons. Learned we've also seen a department. That was extremely creative with the use of drones one of our smaller platforms. Maverick to enterprise used ability to put a speaker on it so you can do one way communication and after you know the first few weeks of people being at home not being able to go out. They came up with this great idea. If a child in their community has a birthday they can sign up on the on the website and if there is a an available police unit or fire unit. They will go to to the child's home and outside the home run the sirens and waste the kid and and wish you happy birthday but this department also used the drone with the speaker to fly on the front yard and sing happy birthday through the speaker and to me. That's a wonderful us because this is community building. This is something fun and put smiles on. Not only the people fate on the tug faces but also the parents and so that to me was one of the more creative ways now what happened in Tulsa in Tulsa especially in California but Often Tulsa. We'VE DENSITY OF HOMELESS POPULATION. And that's an at risk group of individuals not only uncovered nineteen but also around the entire rest of the year and so- drones are being used to help bring information To those homeless camps that sometimes are in difficult areas to get to. And you don't necessarily WanNa send a nurse or a doctor down the difficult path but if you create Station where they can come to that they know that. Hey we will. We have a nurse. A doctor on standby personal hygiene kits available for you have some sued and water And and Houston drove to to give that message to those homeless population camps. That's just another additional way to be more active and cover a much larger area in shorter periods of time. And when you're not doing public safety what are some of the images that you like to capture on your drum like the two right behind me? Riga Latvia and Coppleson Luca's in Mexico. I love aerial photography The creative aspect of areas to talk because Again you know for for so many years we have been taking pictures from an eye level perspectives. And now just going up a few seat a changes the way we can see our environment and then you can do create if things like in this one. I did the little worm hole where everything looks very different than in real life and you can be creative and can have sun and explore your environment from a different perspective. Just follow the local laws and regulations. And you'll be fine
EU could reopen borders to tourists in Covid-19 recovery plan
"With many European borders closed because the corona virus pandemic the tourism industry already hard hit he's feeling a catastrophic summer but it's not just tourists are affected business travel has taken a hit to answer the European Commission the executive arm of the E. U. is introducing a rescue plan or roadmap today to alleviate the pressure on the economy I asked our Europe correspondent Gavin Lee how the road map could help the tourist industry the three elements to it basically it's about in the words of the the commission spokesperson at a briefing but I've had the rights of individuals for the need to rest relaxation fresh chat and see families in other countries not depends of course on the situation the commission says of how bad the extent of the virus is spreading whether it remains fairly common there isn't a second spike but what we're looking at the setting out a roadmap for tourism and travel and holidays as of this summer so some of twenty twenty I know what's and a couple of the areas includes making sure of course it's slow it's progressive there will be some kind which told of guys that if you're going on holiday somewhere in Europe there should be an indication of what all the coveted prevention strategies in each country that you might go to what all the hotel strategies and also there will be a recommendation the individual hotels start to advertise put themselves on the market in what they can offer your average tourist and holiday maker in terms of conflict prevention cleanliness ability to to sanitize things like that but that should be part of the you know the new holiday approaches for example of these old recommendations so that's one of them and the other thing is about analogs and number of countries fourteen countries have said that because of the pressure off the adult industry give you an exam well I am in Brussels the main advice here Brussels airlines have axed are they going to access a quarter will jobs a thousand staff will go into the open a third of the allied fleet will go as well all the giving money as cash back for people who need refunds for cancelled flights because of coverage the idea was to give vouchers no the EU commission will push back in the meeting today to say no you can make vouchers more attractive more appealing but that should be fundamentally principle of the rights of of somebody to have the money back instead so that service a couple of elements that are looking at as part of the the summer travel plan today so if you are within the E. U. and you want to go on holiday can you go anywhere this is a really good points on this is there are two words or phrases that you might still hear more more one is social trouble bubble a social travel bubble the second is a travel corridor so for example this Friday the Baltic states already putting the borders to each other so Estonia Latvia Lithuania what's been relatively few cases along with Finland already booked to travel in and out of each other's countries so for example Estonia relies on tourists from Finland forty percent of its tourists come up from that so this is a big thing and that will mean free movement for all of those people the Swiss national broadcast today have suggested that they will announce later on that the internal borders between Switzerland Austria Germany and France would also reopen for total travel between them so the idea is that that you you've got almost a either social bubble of of those countries innocent people in those countries going on holiday that briefly travel corridors was put to the E. U. yesterday by my Danish Coley there's been talk of Denmark for example saying that they've had a few cases could I have a simple flight path to Greece was also a few cases the commission says that will be up to member states but they will not recommend it and they would also not recommend quarantine if you fly somewhere but you should have to stay fourteen days in a hotel they said there should be no need for that with the way prevention for coverage I should in theory take place on the grounds of get home sometimes as washing it
How I Built Resilience
"Okay onto today's bonus episode. So as some of you know we've started this new series of online video conversations. Where every week? I talked to a founder or an entrepreneur or just a wise person about how they are building resilience into their businesses. Right now and in case you missed these conversations. When they happen live. We are posting an excerpt. Right here every Thursday in your podcast feed and you can see all of them on our facebook page facebook dot com slash. I built this. Just click on videos anyway. Last week I spoke with six chefs about the impact of cove in nineteen on the food industry. And today we're bringing you conversation with. Jose Andress the founder of world's central kitchen. Jose as many of you know is a Michelin starred chef known for as many restaurants around the country including minibar in Washington. Dc AND BAZAAR IN L. A. Jose is no stranger to giving back in two thousand ten after the earthquake in Haiti he founded ruled Central Kitchen which is a nonprofit that provides meals during times of crisis specifically natural disasters and in the wake of the Corona Virus. Pandemic ruled central. Kitchen has been on the ground serving hundreds of thousands of meals daily to people all over the world. I spoke with Jose at his home in Maryland. Where he's cooking with his family delivering meals and feeding the masses by borrowing some bigger kitchen's like the kitchens at the stadium where the Washington nationals play baseball in Washington DC. I've seen some videos. You outside the stadium then literally delivering food How are you doing are you? How are you staying safe? When when when you're doing that work well listen People as being from the beginning why we do what we do. I mean frankly was Chan is doing close to two hundred thousand meals a day so they will reach three million meals way. The today on this is reality. But we don't do it the long way our organization that we've proven over and over that we can go from is more organization to sometimes the main organization in a in an emergency in Bama's we were the first one on the ground Fed for the NYLAND's eighty thousand today. We were the first one Sundays before anybody else show up here. Obviously America's own is what we belong on to be able to put the know. How of wasn't Kitchen the surveys of federal Americans is the best Moment in that in the way of we wish we were out of business and we had to do it but we Feeding save thousands many of them American people In the British cruise ship we help the government than we went cutting four to help the Governor. Newsom to look the same in Oakland. We knew that this was about to happen. We call it from the beginning. This is going to become a health prices. Obviously everybody's GonNa talk about the economic crisis but above all these may become a big humanitarian crisis not only America but the run the world humanitarian crisis because Latvia foot. So how we do it. We are trying to build restaurants to join. We have more than five hundred restaurants across America. We are adding new restaurants almost everyday. Well why we do it. Because who better than defeat Americans than the same chefs do it in the good times is not like restaurants that are gonna be retiring from what we are able to contribute by. The restaurants are barbed distribution. Their leaders shops. The owners of the restaurants are in their communities. They know their communities better than anybody with partner with local organizations that know the neighborhoods very well so we may be feeding into bronze in Harlem only housing fellows that need our breasts because nobody else is there or all of the southern many angios receiving funding May NGOs. Don't have any more the same luxury of volunteers on the systems that we took for granted are shutting down with forget the NGOs are the third biggest employer in America on. When does India are not up and running this system breaks? We should be super thankful for them. Because they do an amazing opening surveys. So what we're doing is covering the blind spots. We are in more than hundred cities as we speak in multiple estates. I'm always do it. Will we partner ownerships achieves something very simple at three hundred sixty degree response What we see here is how together we can show Congress and the White House what legislation what bills. They have to pass to make sure that we're no wasted fought by farmers no being able to sell it and throwing in the fills or the production. When this time we have many cities across America? Where families are hungry. We're trying to rein smart solutions.
Number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in Switzerland
"We're waiting today the Federal Council of the Federal Council In a rather extraordinary move from burn last Friday you had four council members Standing up doing live broadcast of the country were expecting to hear from them at a later point today and everyone believes at that point. Switzerland go into proper shutdown a big rise in the number of cases in Switzerland announced today. Eight hundred. I need cases. And what's the mood like the moment? Well fortunately the sun is out. I think this is GonNa be the great savior for many of us throughout this Fortunately this part of the hemisphere moving into proper springtime. So you right now. I'd are set up here or there is There's there's life out on the streets There is there's been no we were talking about over the weekend. Poll everywhere pockets of panic. Panic buying I think there is that sense though that to shut down Is is coming now. What that will mean something different. We haven't seen the same type of situation That we've Does occur elsewhere in Europe. Shutdown down his so far meant that the people that is this is our closing but kiosks allowed to remain open. Gas Stations Banks can remain open. Post Offices Command Open But it does mean of course any points of large gathering That would be closed down botch will there be life that closing parks for example so there in other parts of Switzerland. There is life out on the street. It's just that they don't want mass gatherings in confined spaces were one thing. That could help a little in Switzerland. Is it civil defense system? Well absolutely and what? We're seeing right now That there's been talk that there will mobilize up to two thousand Troops at some point they. They're also looking at standing up. One of the four Military hospitals as well so these are large scale military hospitals six hundred staff in one battalion. So these are really like almost getting a proper regional hospital up and running so one of these will come online as there has been discussion this morning whether Lebron more online but also over the weekend are Marcus. Hippie is out here producing at the moment. He was talking to our colleague. Carlos stillbirth something else which exists your poll which is also civil defense as well so of course people can get called up Of course you know. Men of a certain age can make a choice If you want to to bear arms and you go into of course The military Side of things or is the civil side as well and there has been a simple call up even have someone working In our shop and cafe who got the phone call the other day It had to go and report in so We had a conversation With our car over the weekend whatever. Listen the civil defense system is a group of people which are neither part of the military service but they've actually been selected through the military recruitment to come in to help emergency situations so the civil defense system and the for example in Zurich. It's part of of the emergency organizations such as police or the fabric. They're part of this kind of emergency corpse and the civil defense system. What specialists that the people they have to regular ups and only get called in in case of an emergency. The system is designed for extreme emergencies. Of course this could be war but as well as national catastrophes may be an airplane. Crash could be a case there. Also other cases which to civil defense system comes in to help. One example is desire extre- Parade Big Techno Party in town where civil defense system helps and supports the existing Rescue services or maybe even the police how important and tell us police this system for Switzerland. The system is designed to come in to support and help. When when there's really big demand and in the past assessor quite well worked for example when we had stems overflowing or big national catastrophes so it's definitely still an important piece of emergency preparation and to what about. During the corona virus outbreak in southern Switzerland. To Civil Defense has already been called into support on transport to bring from A to B in the rest of Switzerland. Currently a special unit of the military has been called in but it could be that the government decides to further Colin more civil defense personnel collar. Silversmith talking to Marcus Hippie. Let's go back to Tyler. Briefly Airlines Tyler. Now warning that if they don't get state support on top of what seemed to be absolutely massive job losses in the cases of many carriers a great many of them could be broke within two months. Absolutely be. We've Seen Air Baltic courses the carrier for Lithuania Latvia and Estonia. They've completely Grounded their fleet Same situation with lots And of course probably those high profile stores Scandinavian Airlines Really keeping a couple of essential routes open letting in ninety percent of their staff not go but ninety percent of the staff Of course are also grounded as well then. There has to be then. Of course you know huge discussions right now Paul. I think this is the one thing that we're waiting for you on one side you have. You got the of leadership coming out and of course talking. But what are those medical measures What the containment measures that are happening? But I think a lot of this also needs to be done at the exact same time it but it needs to be sort of second third item when you have these failings of people's understanding from the microphone. Say by the way. What are we doing for for business? In general what do you do if you are a small business owner or a mid size business owner or even own airline it? What type of support is going to be there? And I think that's what we need to see. Certainly the speech writers and the advisors really talking to leadership about because we know this is awful. What is happening in terms of from certainly from from health issues? But I think there's also going to be a serious round of also mental health issues For anyone who sees their jobs under threat multiples editor-in-chief tighter play in
Mike Pompeo announces new alliance for religious freedom
"Of State Mike Pompeo has announced the formation of the international our National Religious Freedom Alliance so it is a group of countries twenty seven countries have signed onto this. Religion has always had such a hard time finding freedom. Yeah well it's just I it. It can be tricky. It can be tricky to find. I suppose certain practitioner like listen minority faiths have had their problems of religion if these mother fuckers. There's money was really where their mouth was. They'd be looking pretty escorts at our own country right. Yeah and it would be. Yeah but that's not where they're looking and let's and don't get it to us did. It's not the cream of the country crop that has signed on to this to this little club club cowboy and by the way club. I'll get to it not my word. I'll get to that but besides the United States. I think we bullied the the UK into joining up. And then we've got you WANNA trade deal right exactly obey Ania. Austria Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Colombia Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Gambia Georgia Greece. Hungary Israel Kosovo Latvia. The religious oppression groom Spotted a theme they. They issued their principals a whole list of principles that included a commitment to and I'll quote the right to hold any faith or belief leaf or none at all and the freedom to change faith. Now those that's a good principal. Yeah I'm pretty great with that as has stated so if they hold that as their guiding light fine but here's what Pompeo had to say. Oh boy he was was like so the principles redact something. The principles didn't call out any specific countries or whatever but then bump peyot in his remarks mentioned mentioned. The targeting of religious minorities in seaview can spot a theme here Iraq Pakistan Nigeria Syria and Myanmar. All of which are heavily Muslim countries right and so and yes most of the targeting of minority religions that he's really concerned about the minority. Religion is Christianity. Of course it is maybe not me and Mar.. Maybe we. They're talking about the Ryan go there or whatever but but mostly we're talking about Christians and how terrible it is when a Christian gets Get suppressed that's the worst thing. It is the worst kind of oppression. Yeah the United States. I think we've we've talked about it. I'm not sure if we've talked about it but the US has a what's let me find this title what it's ambassador at large for for International Religious Freedom which is one Mr Sam Brownback if you recognize that name. It's because he's the architect of the Kansas the Kansas experiment he was the governor of Kansas who enacted who put his money whereas conservative mouth was and enacted the most like the perfect fully conservative trickle down economic. Oh disaster yeah bankrupt Kansas. Yeah he basically said. We're going to run the experiment. The actual conservative experiment. Yeah we're going to give tax breaks to everybody. Yeah we're GONNA and basically. He ruined up to literally bankrupted. I mean maybe not literally but but most but yeah uh as as close to bankrupt as a state could possibly be right. Did it. These shot the you know the adrenaline shot to the heart of their economy. Didn't quite take I'm not of course it ruined everything anyway. He is now the ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom for the United States of America and he said quote he said we want nations that respect religious freedom in their own country. Obviously he he's talking about. Who would who they want to join this group? He's we want nations that respect religious freedom in their own comfy country obviously act that way and then are willing to push religious freedom in the international venues so this is the activist club of countries. He's great he. They've got a club a club you know are there. Are there Komo News. There's secret handshake. Oh Yeah Oh yeah and they meet up in a tree house. They probably have have a drum circle at one point. Somebody you know no girls allowed. You don't
Amir Taaki - (Bitcoin) Revolutionary
"Hey everybody. Welcome to show eighty-six on Kripa voices from Latvia joined by a very special guest from Catalonia. Amir Taki many words can be used to describe a mere a programmer. Entrepreneur Hacker philosopher revolutionary. He was one of the first developers On the BITCOIN network he founded the second implementation software that worked on. bitcoin called La- bitcoin. He created the bibs system in Bitcoin for wider dissemination understanding of bitcoins upgrades. He's fought Isis in Syria and he continues his work on Activism Freedom As mentioned based in Catalonia today a Amir really pleasure to have you thanks a lot for joining and welcome. Thanks for having me so much to talk to you about here as we start the year in twenty twenty but it it would be good maybe just take a couple minutes at the beginning to to step back really curious. I know that obviously you were Doing many things before bitcoin. Many things no perhaps quote unquote after Bitcoin but those early days in Bitcoin. You know you're on a first people looking at the code. It would be really interesting to maybe here just the story to when you first heard about it started working on it and what was kind of the ethos like back then when I started working on Bitcoin yes I was like a a bunch of these undergrounds internet movements to do with technology. You have the Free Software Movement cryptanalysts on a kiss movement. This libertarian fringe. They're they're like really small small groups of people we've really kind of radical visions the kind of very persistent. Bitcoin was kind of confluence of the and I've been linked with these communities as well for a for a long time and when I when I found bitcoin in ause looking for something that was very functional. Wanted see not be able to build. Actually I wanted to be able to build a distributed gaming websites simply because gaming is owned by John Cartels but when I when I found bitcoin it was it had like this already old looking web. Page the might have looked like it was from nineteen ninety-seven the pretty bad designs and It was on source forge dot and saw dot net you. Can you can find all sorts of crazy projects on their back in the day. I remember I once founded video game which was like addressing park video gaming except the hot the computers and you could like punch ensure any war it would have every good dinosaur. Did you could like drive vehicles while that sounds incredible but but that knows no source Scott. Because there's a lot of these projects on sauce for somebody has like a cool sounding idea and they they click may create the project but they never actually write any code or they write some code but they lose interest after two days so bitcoin was like very much in that vein when you look to the websites at Bitcoin is a form of peer to peer currency that can't be controlled by governments Munson central banks. So we're like kind of red dog on a road. My is like hey yeah I'll desperation nation. I guess I kind of see because I was looking for something to build my projects waves so I came back to the big Wayne in website and then I go free that code a then asserted nice and strange things and Being a programmer having worked plus plus time Quite easy for me to start reading the code but then I I saw some things and I was like Oh wait. This is kind of interesting when it clipped that was like a mind blowing moment the this thing actually was cracked and I actually was working big itself. The code was it's very much a prototype. It was I I feel like Sushi. He kind of was it was something that he is working on over for many years and even though he wasn't like a lot of people say that here's a great program. He was actually a a great program but he was. You know a guy that was technical might even have been like a physicist or some kind of academic be was kind of Ed like hacking on the code adding Biz commencing bits. I'll until we have this concept of bitcoin walk and night. She if you look look in the code as well there was actually commented section for poker software which is was trying to create this entire community of of inside of Bitcoin was very you know it was it was very principled and every time you went on the forum at the top of the forum would be opposed about the Fed and how the Fed is evil and central buying Sir tantamount to murder so you know there was some fear. Refreshing about about this community was the poor in all of these fringe. Ideas was something new. It was something unique. I think war is kind of at the root of this crypto culture which is why it makes attractive to people that people have been able to to kind of latch onto this subculture but it was. It was a community driven by narrative a Everybody was constantly talking about like the central banks how to take down government control over the money that was that was what kind of gave it drive and we actually find ourselves in the point now where that narrative has not being able to develop people haven't worked on developing that narrative has been work on in like expanding worldview To account for all of the changes happen or the or the Neutra the trends are happening in the last two years the enable the project to continue to have momentum to continue to develop say. That's very much now. Craft like a new narrative around cryptocurrency in the era that we're living in a with very much very different from ten ten years ago even ten twenty years ago where economic questions were a lot more at the forefront of people's minds today economy is still important question. It's it's one that's compounded by many complex issues and in some ways we kind of see this merging of the radical left and radical article. Right you kind of see now. In Europe where for example the five star movement in Italy is a combination of far left and far right parties. That's because there is some discontent within the society. The is is kind of being on answered by by these groups. And that's when we talk about people often ask about about you know like crypt tycoon. Seal all BITCOIN or blockchain but they're not in themselves like entity so we should look we should think about we. Should we should maybe be talking about technology as a whole. Oh we should be talking mcrib Tucker fee as a as a tour tactic. Roll the technologists. COMPLA- in in in in shaping the world or all. Well how the power is
Food Discoveries from the Baltics
"Food of the Baltic Nation Stone Latvia and Lithuania unknown for many. But the three small countries all have their interesting interesting distinctive culinary culture. So it's about time to get a cookbook. That showcases all discoveries to be made in the region by the North East Coast the Baltic Sea Australian Food and travel for soccer for and shift Simond but judd has written the book called Baltic New and old recipes and he talked talk about it to Monaco's fed onto our Gestapo check I am. I've always been very interested in foreign cuisines and I visited Latvia. Think is two thousand eight two thousand thousand nine and there was something that I found incredibly interesting seeing a buffet of these dishes. I had no idea about and it prompted. Make no more about them and took some notes. And then since living in Sweden visited there numerous occasions and just started to look a little closer and cursor each time and I started compile research and realized there's not many recipes from these countries not documented so well anywhere anywhere so I started to have my little collection of recipes and spoke to my publisher about the idea and and they they liked it and we went for and his interest. Does he live in Sweden. Because I'm curious as I said I don't know much about the Kuzina from those countries now. I know a little bit because I've read your book but is it influenced by Scandinavian cuisine or Germany. Or do they really have their own kind of ingredients and and what what what. What kind of the influence is there? Yeah I would say it's a very interesting mix of the places you just mentioned this. Certainly Nordic touches and the Soviet period had an influence on the cuisine and also Prior to that there was a German influence like recipes. Going way back seem to have more of a German influence. It's it's really the quad mix and then Lithuania. More southern and just above Poland also has little Polish influence. It's really a melting pot of what's around it and I. I think it has some dishes that that are quite unique in that we see in the neighboring countries and I think that has a lot to do with this period of Soviet rule where it almost time stood still and there was a limited pantry and the the amount of ingredients against was obviously not plentiful sir so things would develop that made use of certain products and there awesome unique things and I was certainly taken by drinks desserts. They seem to be very interesting as a foreigner. Because there's things in there that the win familiar things he's like kvass which is also rushing. Meade is very popular being wine. Made from honey. And that's a very strong was strongly admired in Lithuania. I mean talking about honey. There's quite a lot of recipes. We we've hunting. There's one that I mean it's quite simple but I I would never imagine the combination of those two which is basically cucumbers enhance. Have you tried. I would love to try now. Yeah fantastic he have that watery Christmas and then and sweetness of the honey in my research I spoke to obviously shifts producers growers stallholders. Everyone and I had a series of questions and one of them was Naima dish reminds you of your childhood and for many Lithuanians that would be the answer. I remember remember start a summer in the fifth cucumbers and corresponding is. He's honey and so they would sit in the garden. Have honey on cucumbers compass and I got to try that when I was there and and it was a special occasion was really nice visiting some bee keepers and yeah it was delicious and I love those kind kind of simple kind of childhood dishes as well. I mean there's another one that caught my eye because it does look delicious which I think the PG or you're I g it just it just looks so simple. It's kind of some sort of pastry tomatoes inside and that right there like a moon shaped crescent dorm inside they just simply bacon and onion and It's a latvian recipe. That's made around midsummer traditionally but it's eaten all year round. I think but yes. Every sour cream's creams very simple very delicious. Freeze well so it's a nice recipe. Yeah and we're talking here about three countries. Tony Lot fairly twain. You know the books of all all of those countries but what are the main differences or even similarities. Between those three I think they share a similar past and background. Obviously these small differences between them. It's hard to generalize but two of them share similar language. That being this Indo European and then a steiner in the north shares a similar language to Finland. So there's a difference there obviously Estonia. I feel has a little more Nordic influence. That's probably just geographic location. Lithuania further south is Catholic and Latvia and stone. Your Loser Lutheran say this. Some small differences there and let beer is twenty five percent. Russian population stayed after the Soviet time and Lithuania. Lithuania also has little Jewish influence. I'm not sure about it certainly in the food but as the population. I'm not sure today. But that's things as I picked up on him my in my travels and I have to say you being photographer. Of course the book is is just incredible. Pictures are really really beautiful. You know sometimes times you. Of course the recipes are here with beautiful images. But sometimes you think you're looking at you know like a nice story on travel magazines as well or so. He makes me want one to visit those countries way. Yeah that was the idea. I really want to entice people to the region and and for them to be more interested. You there's three very small countries and for some they. They might have never heard of them but interestingly Lithuania was a superpower at one stage it was I think the second largest empire in in Europe and they just have a very interesting history and and a good future ahead. Yeah I think if you could choose you know. Perhaps a couple of your favorite recipes as I said I I want to try the cucumber and honey and also there's beautiful fish we've a beetroot source and page seventy. I was quite tempted but that one is actually was tempted by many of the recipes but I wonder if you have any favorites. Yeah for me I I love I think if you look at seasonally. I love the chill beet root soup. I'm not sure if you saw that striking pink color and it's incredibly incredibly refreshing in summer. It's very much like a good spot show in a way and I think it's a dish that really typifies the region. It's it's got the dairy element which is very strong part of the cuisine and there's a sweetness from the beats and uses horseradish which is very typical ingredient. So I think that for me is is one of the favorites but it's very much a some addition winter. I there's one recipe love which is the hot from Latvia from a coastal town where it's simply smoked cod with cream in potatoes so the quite rich but it's very simple when delicious breath and someone else talking to stolen friend and the only thing he said he felt with frustration to the people you know. Let's say you're in the UK or in other countries. Imagine Baltica has been kind of boring or storage. There's a kind of a PR problem there. But do you think it's changing. I mean you just released. This book. Defamed perhaps could be one of a nice two two thousand twenty trend when it comes to food. The rise of the bout accusing I think certainly the chefs in the Baltic countries. They're excited they're motivated Divided the inspired by what they've seen the Nordic countries do recently and I think more than anything we as those that are cooking at home we have changed our taste in people. Love the pickle things now you know this. This movement of this northern European cuisine is a little more every day than it was say ten years ago after the success of the dining chefs etc and those sort of pickle dishes smoke dishes. which is I think? The pallets of general public those that are interested in food has changed and that changed brings them close to what the Baltic countries cooking so. I think there's recipes in there that people will appreciate you
US allocates $175 million in military aid to Baltics in 2020
"We've got the U. S. allocating hundred seventy five million dollars in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania for a twenty twenty these three countries are NATO members and they're all bordering Russia Estonia officials say that along with the one hundred twenty five million dollars in general military aid Washington as for the first time your mark this separate fifty million dollar budget line that money will boost air defense capabilities for all of these three ex Soviet
US allocates $175 million in military aid to Baltics in 2020
"Well we've got the United States allocating a hundred seventy five million dollars in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania for twenty twenty these three countries are NATO members and all of them border Russia now officials in Estonia say along with a hundred twenty five million dollars in general military aid Washington has for the first time you're marked a separate fifty million dollar budget line this money will go to boost air defense capabilities of the three ex Soviet
Mocked Abroad, Trump Returns Home
"President trump is back at the White House now after two days at the NATO seventieth anniversary meeting in Great Britain president trump flew back from the NATO summit retweeting all the way some favorable videos from the impeachment hearing plus commenting that he got along great with NATO leaders who are spending more on defense a video for Monday night's Buckingham Palace reception appears to show Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau mocking president trump's pension for having quote a forty minute press conference photo ops making him wait for scheduled meetings Trudeau admitted Wednesday indeed if that was what he was discussing and taking questions while sitting alongside German chancellor Angela Merkel president trump short took the V. the on face value was too fast and honestly with the nice guy I find to be a very nice guy but you know the truth is that I called him out on the fact is I'm trying to percent and I guess he's not very happy about it the comment it took the edge off the president's differences with Merkel though he vowed he would press her for Germany not spending two percent of GDP on defense if Justin Trudeau was caught on winning we marking the president other NATO leaders effectively the president returns of favor called a microphone at the end of one photo op talking about the comment he made an hour earlier seemingly in jest what do Bulgaria Greece Britain Estonia Romania Lithuania Latvia and Poland have in common with the United States they are only two members to pay two percent or more of their GDP toward defense so to honor and Pat them on the back president trump posted their leaders at the seventieth anniversary celebration I want to take a two percent is a lunch the U. S. is spending nearly three and a half percent of GDP on defense with a much smaller GDP Bulgaria is next percentage wise it three and a
Arms trade treaty talks at UN set to focus on gender impact of weapons exports
"This is loose graffiti from u._n. News the arms trade involves almost every country in the world but more action is needed to consider how the one hundred billion dollar dollar a year industry impacts on gender based violence. The head of a key treaty said on thursday in an interview with u._n. News daniel johnson johnson ambassador yawns cock lynch of latvia president of the fifth arms trade treaty conference of state parties meeting in geneva next week explains means how for the first time the treaty signatories are expected to adopt his recommendation objective of the treaty. You can see as <hes> trading standard in our straight and that is to set up the transparent and coherent. I'm straight system where all states parties act according to the same rules of engagement and ultimately the aim is to foster peace and security and reduce him suffering. Would you say it's been successful vessel in those aims. There's there's lots of concern about well. Pick any conflict and diversion of arms and particularly yemen for example what <hes> what does downstream treaty. He said about that specifically there have been already and we'll be discussions about different conflict areas and how treaty has contributed to diminishing the ah availability of harms done that in the case of yemen for example. I think you can argue that. Yes there has been processes. <hes> were questions and with the arms trade that were ultimately went to conflict in yemen been justified and so how does the arms trade treaty work in practice what governments i do when they want to sign up to the treaty and how they report back to you see can assess its efficacy so there are several mechanisms first of all implementation of the treaty is happening at the national level. Each country puts in place the expert control system that is put in place according to certain rules that are provided the treaty so that's the first secondly countries are obliged to report how they implement the treaty on annual basis reporting system there is information exchange each system as well <hes> specifically organized in terms of database and then there is a state to state engagement during the conference all these mechanisms exist within the treaty. Maybe you could tell me about the gender angle this year. There's a focus on putting gender into the discussions because that doesn't exist at the moment in any the arms treaty. Maybe you could give him a bit more detail. How that's going to help the arms trade treaty control arms exports in future. The answer to that is the first were gender is specifically thickly mentioned in the text of the treaty in the context of risk assessment prior issuing the experts license the risk assessments which governments have to take before they decide whether they're going to send <hes> somewhere exactly and aim of them of the decision that i put forward is to help states parties to operationalize that that provision of the treaty exchange formation practices and make sure that the gender aspect systematically looked at during this risk assessment assignment at national level so that's one aspect the second aspect is to increase understanding of all those involved in expert control system on the gender impact because there may be a perception that when we're talking about gender we're talking about exclusively but women which is not really true because in conflict men and women women boys and girls are impacted in different way and understand how they are impacted so that would also help in terms of implementation of the treaty and then the third aspect we're looking at this meaningful participation and equal representation during the conferences or events within the framework obser- treaty and of course <hes> idea would be to bring more women voices in this discussion and also make sure that there was hurt. Maybe you could tell me <hes> and how many countries produce some somewhat evaluation of the global arms trade to my knowledge. The volume of arm straight annually is <hes> about it's a hundred billion dollars worldwide and so it's a big industry and the number place probably should doesn't major players and as we know every country tree imports imports arms either for armed forces or police forces the world's biggest arms producers include the united states which is withdrawn from the treaty so how does that affect it or does it affect it until certainly that is a political setback. The decision of government <hes> not to be bound by the provisions of the treaty. Being signature of the treaty is a setback. What what impact that will be immediately. Treaty is that u._s. will fall out of the information exchange network which is big part of the treaty in terms of arms tmz export control system use national expert control system is very strong and there is no any sign that they would depart from existing in practice so in terms of arms export. Nothing will change from the u._s. side. You've said that the treaty is there to control exports. So what's the problem where where are these aren't coming from if they're being exported legally from countries how is it getting hold of them initially production and legal expert it is sort of normal trading practice arms is a commodity if that is done in illegal what happened in in reality that because the lack of control arms are diverted and when you look to the criminal world and the armed conflicts there is plenty of forms that that are acquired by partisan conflict in illegal way and i'm sure one of the aims of the treaty is to diminish the diversion of arms and getting arms in the wrong hand and that respect more countries we will have in the treaty a better expert control systems. It'll be put in place potentially will diminish diversion of farms and getting in the wrong can't.
Czech Republic, Slovakia And Latvia discussed on Wealth Creator Radio
"European parliament elections today being held in Czech Republic. Slovakia Malta in Latvia voters, taking part in the landmark ballot, which resurgent nationalists or challenge traditional parties over the future of
Mavs' Porzingis involved in bloody altercation
"This Kristaps Porzingis stories a little crazy, isn't it? Video surfacing in the aftermath of an incident in which Dallas Mavericks power for Kristaps. Porzingis was involved in a bloody altercation over the weekend at a club in his hometown of Liepaja, Latvia. I'm sure mispronouncing that. The Mavericks said in a statement. It's our understanding Kristaps was jumped in assaulted outside of a club in Latvia. Will provide an update when one is available source told the SPN the Mavs understanding was at several Russians attacked Porzingis who fought back from the club's security who fought back before the club security broke up the scuffled there. I'm looking at the video of it right now. It's the aftermath. He's got a huge gash on his face. He doesn't look at a sorts. He looks. He looks pissed off quite honestly. Here's my favorite part of the story TMZ reported that the men who attacked porzingas were upset that he left the Knicks who traded him to the Mavs on January thirty first due in parts of the all star being disgruntled with the franchise. Okay. So. A few Russian guys angry that Porzingis was traded from the Knicks. He didn't choose to leave the Knicks now heated certainly at the end was not really enjoying his time as a New York knick. But if these Russians are looking for somebody to pound the crap out of Kristaps is way down on the list of people when it comes to people who are responsible for moving. Kristaps porzingis. I would recommend that James Dolan. Not take a trip to this club in Liepaja,
Mavericks, Latvia And Kristaps Porzingis discussed on WGR Programming
"Mavericks forward. Kristaps Porzingis got involved in a bloody altercation this weekend at a club in his hometown. In latvia. The Mavericks believe porzingas was attacked by a group of men who are. Upset that he was traded from New York to
Tom, Turkey And NCR discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Today is a very good day. Because today Darius we get to talk about new Tele Finally, I mean, I love new Tele I know you love new Bella. I mean, everybody loves new talents to love. But by supply of this beloved embrose, you'll chocolate paste, you could be under threat Stacey. And it's because of something that gives new Tele its characteristic flavor hazelnuts. Yes, he's nuts. Have a problem. A serious supply bottleneck more than seventy percent of the world's hazelnuts come from one place from Turkey. In fact, a quarter of the world's as on. That's come from just this one tiny town in Turkey, and that of course, leaves production and new Tele lovers everywhere very vulnerable. Right. I mean just a few years ago. There was an unexpected frost and Turkey that wiped out a huge chunk of the crop. And prices jumped like sixty percent and threatened a worldwide. Tele shortage that's like the fifth horseman of the apocalypse pestilence. Plague no new tell. And I mean, even in the best of times Turkey is, you know, a little bit of an unreliable Rulli. Turkish lira goes up and down the price of hazelnuts can fluctuate accordingly, and it, you know, it just leaves Packers and producers on the hook. But luckily for us one man is on the case today the show how one man's lifelong obsession with easel. Nets could help save new Tele and revolutionized an entire global industry. Support for this podcast and the following message come from zoom when you can't be there in person zoom zoom is used by millions to connect face to face one easy platform for all your communication needs. Visit zoom online to set up your free account today. Meet happy with zoom. Support. Also comes from NC are running a small business is now easier with NC are silver more than a point of sale. NCR silver is simple to use saves. You time and helps you reach your goals faster NCR, silver, search NCR silver. I I met biologists. Tom Molnar in his office at the Rutgers University ornamental field lab, he was surrounded by these big plastic Finns just filled with thousands upon thousands of pavements. For example, here's one that has has ridges and lumps and to me. That's that's kind of an ugly looking hazelnut. Whereas something like this here, the really, shiny. And smooth for the past twenty three years. This has been Tom's life. Just sifting through endless piles of hazelnuts in search of that one perfect. Now, we mentioned that the hazelnut industry has a supply problem Turkey has a stranglehold on production. So the obvious solution to that problem would be to find a new place to grow hazelnuts and the east coast of the United States would be perfect perfect growing conditions, except for one thing we would have had a hazelnut industry in the northeast. If it wasn't for eastern Filbert play eastern Filbert plight. It's a fungal disease. It's native to North America. And it it grows under the bark of hazelnut trees, and kind of rots them from the inside infected trees, they develop these tail till cankers on their bark Tom actually took me out to his research orchard and showed me some of them firsthand. So as we look down here, you'll see that there's little fuss Joel's that poke out through. So those are like little mushrooms, those are the fruiting bodies where the scores. Actually be objected from and spread to other trees fruiting body, fungal pustule, go from new talent fruiting bodies. This fungus has been Tom's sworn nemesis for twenty three years that was when he got involved in this ambitious project to develop hazelnuts as this sort of like utopian post climate change food source. Yes. Because hazelnuts in addition to being delicious are this kind of miracle crop there. What is known as a low input crop. Meaning they can grow without irrigation without chemical fertilizers pesticides. And they can grow on. What is called marginal land? Landa would otherwise be useless. Plus, the harvesting of hazelnuts can be mechanized. So it doesn't necessarily require that much labor and a single hazelnut. Tree can be productive for up to a hundred years. The only problem they needed to solve to make this happen to cover the east coast with hazelnut. Trees was eastern Filbert blight and Tom's plan to do that was based on very simple yet revolu. Idea. See his aunts. They've grown naturally all over eastern Europe and central Asia for thousands of years. And so Tom figured that somewhere out there among the many millions of hazelnut trees, the gene for disease resistance that he needed was hiding like a needle in a massive haystack. So he set out to find that gene, we started in Moscow travelled south going through Krasnodar into Sochi and then into Crimea than we flew up to Romania and Moldova. The Poland and Belarus follow that up through the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia Lithuania for seven years, Tom traveled, all over the native hazelnut range collecting specimens, and this was not your typical horticultural fieldwork. I mean, it could involve everything from like haggling with merchants in a bizarre and who's Becca STAN to like sharing a glass of homemade vodka with little old lady at a roadside stand in Crimea once while crossing into Ukraine with eighty pounds of nuts in his suitcase. He. Even got shaken down by the local police they start screaming at me. They start screaming at my colleagues have guns, and this is silly. But at the same time, I had a suitcase full of all the nuts that I so desperately did not want to lose. So I'm nervous about the nuts. I'm nervous. We're gonna get robbed or worse. But you were more worried about the nuts than the money. I was very nervous about the nuts. Those were my babies. Those were his babies band is is really Portas heart and soul into this project. And he knew that in order to make a commercially viable nut. He needed that perfect combination of traits. And so after years of collecting all this genetic material he came back to New Jersey out to his research farm at Rutgers and he got to work breeding. Yeah. Apparently, Tom planted thousands of trees, and then expose them to the eastern Filbert blight and then just waited and season by season. He meticulously catalogued the growth of each individual tree. Taking note of you know, nut quality looking out for signs of disease.
"latvia" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Whereas Latvia did not have a run of the championship and cars team. I did. And it sounds it. By federal plan said I laugh for me, definitely he had more problems and less of them were of his own making in the first half of the year. I think that's a reasonable. But I, and I also think he was made the the blame the one or two that we do attributed Latvala. I'm not entirely say they would. The team game, isn't it? But certainly as we progress into the second half of the year, he was sensational, and even you know, take all the way in Wales was Berlin. And he absolutely deserved that win Austrailia. And you know, for me, he this guy has never driven better or stronger, and is a genuine title contenders game title contender for many reasons, but he's headed in the right place. And and that's always been no one's ever doubted Latvala speed line his ability has potential, but how can we be talking about thirty three year or four your drive? I still be talking potential. That's what's sad about violence career. But I'm with you. I I'm having a few euros on Latvala for next year because I can see things getting very juicy assault and Latvala doing an OJ. I'm thinking the points up on scoring consistent has never been is is MO tool. Really? It is now but said it many times has he turned that corner highly finding that consistency. I think he's finding the right place. Mentally, and I think that's the most important thing to biggest question again for for Yari Matthew next year is how he's going to deal with another teammate. You know, we saw we saw this when he was a Volkswagen Halliday or those. And then he went to Toyota and some holiday deal with panic when tunnel came along. Now, he's got make coming along as well. You know, it's not going to be easy. These fatty or dynamic with lectures, if you know, we talked about high on die, and there are three drivers to drivers vying for a.
"latvia" Discussed on Little Atoms
"Maybe one day we can return help maybe one day when latvia is liberated from the soviet union will all go back but obviously as time progressed in they got older and older they began to you know sort of hold a little less tightly i think to that dream but before their deaths they did actually have a chance to see latvia regained its independence and they were able to go home one more time and in my particular case i would have had the opportunity also to go back but something interesting i think happened for me also for my grandparents there was a real sense of in some ways not wanting to disrupt the stories that they had held onto so tightly i think in my case i really didn't want the sort of beautiful stories of the farm that my grandmother had told me to kind of be replaced and to see what might be there instead sort spent a long time still holding onto the stories in sort of retelling them to myself but instead focusing as a journalist on other people's stories and not my own life and then it wasn't until i decided to leave the newspaper that i have been working at for the last thirteen years in really begin to pursue longer form writing in earnest i decided to take personal trip to latvia i was in a time of great upheaval in changing my life and i think what i wanted to call back to my grandparents particularly my grandmother in some ways i kind of wanted to try to get kind of his close to her as could to almost sort of have her help me through this period in my life and so i finally paid visit to my grandmother's former village and founds her family members who were still living in that area and began to both reconstruct my grandmother's stories but also to see instead alternate stories alternate histories that had previously sort of not been visible to me so kind of trying to find a way to blend the personal with the collective and also to question why we tell the stories that we do not so many even whether or not their true but why is the particular telling of a story the one that is important for us urgent we'll come back to your trip to latvia the fish trip meeting with house my grandmother system in a in a while but let's stick with glenn parents for the moment i want to get us to basically the journey that you took the long eventual journey to get to the united states she left in nineteen forty full as the soviet army was in quoting on on latvia and obviously one of the reasons for that was as that you'll grandfather had been fullerton the wool for something cold the latvia legion so what was that sin the latvian legion was was a sort of national when might call it our national division a sort of national division within the german army the germans in this happened throughout europe the germans at a certain point in time began to see a lot of loss of their own troops and began to appeal to the nationalism of the countries that they were occupying to sort of stay on here we need your help we need you to sort of stand in protect your particular nations of course this is you know this is all sort of really highlighting the propaganda of this particular situation there were people certainly in latvia who happily wanted to be part of the german army who happily wanted to fight on behalf of the nazis who were antisemitic but over time sort of the germans did not see the sort of numbers that they had hoped appealing to people to voluntarily sign up so they began to conscripts people they began to call people up into mandatory service and so in latvia you saw sort of several waves where you saw those who willingly immediately happily wanted to join the german side and then over time the course of a couple years latvians increasingly called up on mandatory terms my grandfather was part of the last wave of people who were called up for mandatory service and you know it's definitely a very complicated subject because many people will say there was no choice that those who chose not to join the latvian legion and ostensibly the german army they couldn't they would be punished they would be sent to jail they would be killed but there were people who actually did choose not to join who who did resist i think we it's.
"latvia" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Call at two five six two zero zero one and thank you to the very kind listener who came off to drop off the ticket thank you him those great so we'll continue with some music and we'll go back to a country or styles that we done listen to we don't maybe here a lot on the global revolutions will listen to some folk tunes from latvia and studying with kita with very appropriately titled song about winter from the winter collection winter song collection from group kip guy good no the aw anne then yeah.
"latvia" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Yes go ahead hi my name is on i'm from latvia first of all they sing our summit will repeat again that we discussed co weekend's thanks and our economic cooperation between baltic states in the us and of course might visit to california to silicon valley do i sink good basis for for better understanding what our business people need to be presented to here and what i can help how i can help them to be here because anyway i seen all these corporations between baltic states business people and us these people is very important for our societies for our business societies and as i said we are seeing you not only about investments in our country and we are trying to make better environment for investments in all that country but also our business people are in this vested here and i think it is important for both countries for latvia conclude by saying that i'm very impressed with these three grape baltic nations and these three great presidents so thank you very much for being here thank you everybody thank you.
"latvia" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"Lenghty high keren the bean either welcome to the shelf or level and day you ready here we go this famous black is an internet sensation for all the wrong reasons hopefully this audio clip of her work will kick your brain in tears every mad human rights that's amazing the that that is amazingly latvia holiday high was born up answer girl uh we're back we're back a black wow how many of his thought he was giving him that out clearly right he punching that to google pat use a phone there's no way he's coming up with an answer and a treaty game all right let's move on to chris i chris it gives the bean ellie across all right chris here we go this famous black may even eclipse lebron james on the list of the most kickass things to come out of akron ohio patrick and dan rip that hard oh them i have no idea oh patrick can dan after one dad has blackened the name there from ohio not dan patrick but patrick in dan from widow imelda sars black keys the black he uh the black he he were done with your key by the way the shita patrika mike is having a baby with his girlfriend michelle rant just announced this week nice yeah congratulations sir all right let's go to karen heather no all right garin here we go into the car gave for people who can't figure out poker and it is a very very very famous black uh black dress yes i that us repair of tickets we still have two more to go uh all right let's go to um mmhmm myrna high myrna tbi myrna are you ready i hope so it's a creepy netflix tv show that never fails to make you hate the future that's why it's become a very famous black lack merit nightmares there you go oh wow all right all right one pair left plane for tickets for black panther tomorrow night all right let's go to art in ontario either hey among us i'm always on dumb a art gets the dho all right are you ready yes here it's the.
"latvia" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"It just well pregnant women have a lot of hormonal changes they can have uh postpartum depression i've looked into it i guess there's prenatal depression as well while they're pregnant they can be going through different mindsets of worry and concern even if they've had other children there's a lot of changes to the physiology and the way women's minds work during that process were you afraid that you were just may be just taking it to the worst case scenario that it was just you you you got that little flicker of bad news or potentially bad news and it started to build up because of that was at ever part of your thought process will now you just knew this was this was like knowing that you're gonna wake up tomorrow in the skies blue this resulting there were no question in your mind we add latvia parable interviewee back now at wiping event there wasn't even a um a question in my mind that hormone or anything or playing a part of this i i in a maternity dismissive i hope you will need than the lead listeners out there understand that but i just i'm trying to set that that point for other listeners that might wanna know exactly no and i don't take it that way i could be emphasised von no there there wasn't even a question in my mind that this was something else this well i live confident that that whatever the worst case scenario was i was going to find out what that was but i was confident that what's going to happen.
"latvia" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"Guinea thing away from the pack as this year there's an hour 45th episode or something like that it is that they're stott nina we're getting caused new year yeah february somewhat were yeah we're flights roof quick before i forget the name of that anti store i should have in this already was a is fathom fortuna fortuna dry fortuna iraq don't throw yay them fortuna yeah i think that's fortune bad luck in like a fortuitous latina lanka latin pressure okay because all lebona loan bone fortuna as good luck okay latvia so bound for tuna there winner affect yet but that but cory fathom in but four tuna yeah so i think he'd fat emporia tone an not on outbound far too yeah yeah area of nafta on your couch ma'am so is it a merry christmas gozon will love you here and uh enjoy it with your loved ones yeah don't forget the reason for this season somebody else wants aside merry christmas thereby yeah it lay seven i guarantee oil which is the reason for the should hold a quaint towns spree for god hand namur bra to ma sure quietest brie forgot handoo happy new year's well riders will love you ski thank you offer lisbon to the whale red show we'd love to stick around longer boat we got to go knin next week if you've got nothing to do find key god bless you good not an ski you.
"latvia" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Power of art in the face of adversity i read about this a few months back in it really intrigued me it's about a man named common erin is 93 and lives in los angeles and he's a holocaust survivor who use his skills as an artist to stay alive in the camps and then to create a new life here in the us soil ginzalo as a station casey are w in santa monica paid him a visit calment hi nice to see you when you step inside kelman aaron's modest apartment in beverly hills you're surrounded by a lifetime of creation paintings cover every wall of the small apartment portriats landscapes an abstract works many more canvases are stacked a dozen deep on the floor how many paintings do you think you've done in your life life thousand 2000 2000 2000 kelman was born in riga latvia nineteen 24 and started sketching when he was three at thirteen he won a competition to paint a portrait of the country's prime minster then came war and the invasion of latvia by nazi germany the nazis psalter in prison and eliminate latvia's jewish population von loving the ditto the riga ghetto the chiefs in years old many of commons family and friends were killed there and in concentration camps but he was able to survive when german soldiers discovered his skills as an artist the germans ask cullman to draw or paint them and to make small portraits of family members in exchange for scraps of bread a uber painting a push still mostly postel's buses though of them and the there is delicious food comments artistic skills also helped shield him from grueling slave labor as he was transferred to seven different prison in concentration camps if i didn't know best.
"latvia" Discussed on KGO 810
"And had a hand sort of rise like farm following of wearables of latvia and apparently i didn't know this but turtle soup this is wholly disturbing is like an aphrodisiac which are always through my now online none of the alleged i want to eat anyway they're not in near and i'm not eating turtle soup and our own way awesome actually like stranded on a deserted island yet i'm starving i would he turtle soup but in society i don't have to eat turtles i know what is it about us that's like we can choose what meat is appealing you know what i mean like nearly all turtles sailed no way the part hurdles but i'll totally eat a cow do you know what i mean the of course but turtle soup sounds disgusting well because also you know here's the thing about like cows that so different is this gigantic animal yeah that you're using like the whole animal and it's and we've learned to do i mean you know temple grand in its i've say tell brennan i'll have learned how to do it in a somewhat humane way critic and now and if this giant animal so like you have to kill fewer because it's so big and you get so much meat off of it yeah and bones and collagen protein and all that other yeah and in some places like some of the really cutting of chefs now they're actually using the dairy cow meat and dairy from the dairy cow hand the me and set of killing two different cows yes of course which i think is more resourceful unethical think that any waiter also no it's also national pins and needles day my gosh nothing is worse than getting pins and needles i really a it's like a from my and i'm like oh crap are lean on this elbowed that them my foot went this now being well how about this one it is what cyber monday withdrew why is that a holiday and so wrong and monday at like.
"latvia" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Forty one hundred miles from madison square garden on the shores of the baltic sea this is where the story of kristaps porzingis and his family begins up high on the third largest city in latvia niece of two million regained its independence only ninety one when the soviet union collapsed dotted with military ruins in soviet your apartment blocks lee a pioneer has never been a basketball hot dang when you tell you teammates when you first so you're from latvia how much they know about latin nothing first was whereas that and then you have to explain this next to russia's ixelles lania okay i've heard of luthuania sometimes when it gets all that person has the off geography i tell them as rideby australia all really a highlight the message the porzingis family moved into this house the day kristaps was born in 1995 kristaps brother janas was thirteen his brother martin was ten his father was a bus driver noted local basketball circles as a hardnosed 6foot3 forward his mother also a sixfooter excelled in the game as both player and coach how which was basketball part of family life for the poisoning since the old selling 95 percent lopez noah pushed on that leg day there was just natural causes living on line three masked balls of it at some point you going to pick them up in reply 101 i had no chance of course but i'll try to fight and i wrote a lot of fun girl out what's all the weather's day ever let you win it was always basel ball moral goes trying to our care but first he was till swallow the line between shamasuddin show scott as a child in their staffs watched nba games and die cjd michael jordan's around little basques notes this chris stops was watched over closely not just because he was the youngest four years before he was born another brother toms had died in annex in when he was just fourteen months old the families still prefers not to discuss the details because he would come only two bulldozers ploughed road spotty sound like a bulldozer run over my life no hill took a bite ice valuable no you don't have a choice we had to other children we had here for david iato pay he had to live on the talent to you'll never cooked yes.
"latvia" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Record for you to submit these countries are well i looked at latvia and it's a great country and they have emerged in the noble fashion from communism and come soviet oppression but last year the gdp of latvia with twenty seven point sixty eight billion and that is not quite as good as vermont i am vermont that they came in at number fifty in gdp among our states are you seriously sick justin at the us a country with huge complex dynamic economy and a gdp last year of over eighteen trillion dollars cannon should model its tax policy after that of an eastern european country still emerging from the yoke of communism actually switzerland also has a very low tax rate with a gdp that is less than that of one of our great states vermont and if i can use latvia's the model then we should also use the tragic example i would say of kansas as a cautionary tale on a tale about the economic chaos that happened if you're brand of trickle down economics is put into place uh kansas is not a a pretty picture so your comment really on on the ten compared to the 10 highest in a to me it doesn't make a a a a normal are accurate comparison and the numbers that were really uh refuted by fact check dot com on the four thousand benefit of one of the items that mr senator peters mentioned is the concerned that many of us have that outside organizations them analysis are saying that eighty percent of the tax cut is to the most fortunate which is not the stated dumb claim or purpose our goal of the administration joint economic committee ranking democratic member carolyn maloney on wcs pm washington in its currence form um numbers don't lie and uh the numbers are coming in in a way that does not benefit the working men and women in our country thank you very much.
"latvia" Discussed on No Jumper
"Glad i needed to see a period that get mad at eight venues then don't look to run i talk about greg like never mandatory life rocket like there do like you get rid of them what was legal decree latvia where do we take much odd up bates commitee of nonformal real bull sa ceremony said the more i'm starting to be able to imagine muscle center the margaret emma a esoteric turn abhu fucking real bougainville girl like light is a jail term ivy leagues bowl like bulldoglike bowling like like a book like biji by global lending is being zeal in another to do when they can i did finno boo god what got the big i walk through all dating terming light baby boom for and is what it's come from we books and the innings and other shabak terms play crazy exactly a crazy thing is a get out new claim trade yet this on foreign gray you walk in a spot photos will we be responding organs by now hoodie young for thirty hours happening what's up from great danforth faint crazy on get out of here now i know they're graze on could forgot here yaghmai does have delayed down japanese area c well it is he got no hang on unbelievable mm the fbi play crave before you out heroes tana everybody like everybody should serve say on phone him after every sense to make you think that we say that one august two fulton him gray unfold eastonia almallahi of lifestyle on trying to come out to cope with the homeowner eddie indian they can't get mad ammonium again my disposal but i'm i'm which i hope we get exposed but it is eta's cool like i'll mmono by now an ammonia o'neill almoloya gone glee says mokila throughout the she says oh yungli.
"latvia" Discussed on The Dave Portnoy Show
"By disagreeing with that nobody ever he's being attacked but like when people were nice anytime abortion they have it in latvia interview at the cell this game has fought we gonna win the series when we were down four at halftime as look i just like innocent mark among us are like it another two it was subtle but i would say that was understated and i think you need to go overstated its weird thwart its heart you know when you're invited as a guest in your like trying to i'm i don't be i'll morbid dick when i'm not invited when i'm invited in some is playing long i'm not generally i'm generally not you should bash fallon fuck you've had a is that the same network yahya dunno i don't know what to do i gotta talk it out our taco my brain anyway now that enough people have listened it were we've had in like 50 people tweeted one guy said he hasn't tweeted in two years just to tell you is listening let's go caleb your ripped for they will be like this is they woke for the farmers that was like a get out of jail recall what you say some stupid shit and just say stay woke i i guess i got a theory right that doesn't mean is what i believe has got theory icon it's it's just any time is someone like yo we like your show but we're not gonna actually tell you how many people was to it you got gas they work but that during a crime against yourself it's just a tribute to how comfortable you feel when you're talking you feel like nobody's listening you're just talking your club this this had the atmosphere to that's what stuff about radio sometimes or an podcasts why you get caught up saying stuff you shouldn't say it's gonna feel like you're just not going to your friends all of a sudden you got people tweet nearby if you really were in front of like a stadium of all the people who were listen like that would be i will be very showed up right now oh like data on the phone a boy oh mike bortin what he got that.
"latvia" Discussed on Business Daily
"Casper says that one of the reasons his country has come so far and so fast is because the estonian government embraced technology to overcome problems very early on we had to rebuild our nation from struck an twenty five years ago technology really voiced their to help us because we didn't have resources structurally build offices everywhere owned estonia the service doing his so we had staged china's to make that happen so in that sense some of the innovations drought the last carrie left verviers being independent i've always run by governments i've just been to latvia whenever i can see people more often than not they told me that what latvia needs is this guy can each or a direct line from where we are now if a citizenship in estonia and skype success truth these the most bestowing startups founders are from skype mafia what they call the dustbin tremendous success in many ways from that that the salaries can be three times as high that you can hear kluba player and even for person to me because i wanted to for skype studying at university in the uk ice skype due in mid co of skype at that point dia mastan dumb him and he had twice to me what to do and then i realized i need to learn more about the genuine democracy of course and skype bush might try doors that tourist becoming more thick for into curse he inspiration of skype has clearly wet one dis for staying here at tanning inspiration to qualify blacklist is something the country is still getting to grips with.
"latvia" Discussed on Business Daily
"But tech chill is of course fall cooler than that i you need to have some people connecting you or were hacking the network's all around the europe then you have to have some kind of understanding how the investment side is built who are devoted your capitalists and what they look like what do they eat also trying to understand how the government can help you and said trump so it's kind of a critical mass of shed experience which means that startups on learning everything for the first time all my themselves as saying at the very beginning when you're building your own technology company it's very hard to understand which way to go and therefore you need to have the support of your ecosystem in order for you to get by one man who understands the importance of this kind of ground level support for startups is andrews besson's we have to marine corps working spicer's behind us the next rumors the painful were there are some serious dutta lives here ping pong and beanbag issues plenty of being bags he's the cofounder of tech cub riga a nonprofit foundation set up about six years ago with the goal of helping latvian to succeed andras believes that while latvia is playing catchup to estonia having such a success will nathan next door can actually be a good thing on the competition's good use there is competition for inward investment but you do see that once an investor goes to one of the three states sees what the exciting things happening your natural curiosity is war.
"latvia" Discussed on Business Daily
"New culture is a business world one very important issues which is really made me a big fan of started culture that is at the end of the day of the evening ruin the main work is done the startup teams guzzling together have a pizza beer and start exchange ideas were at the unions today share information on helped each other nuns are stopped above platforms out but welker integrated into national ground zero and it's on my views at these new culture of business business world latvia is clearly making great leaps towards it starts at gulls but if you compare it to its smaller neighbour estonia you'll see that in fact for the politics latvia is playing catchup just look at the stats estonia has a population of just over one million three hundred thousand people and four hundred and fifty startup companies latvia has more people around two million but only two hundred forty startups nearly half that of estonia in estonia that's one starter for every two thousand nine hundred people latvia has one startup for every eight thousand three hundred people so why is there such a difference i asked the founder of one of latvia's most successful startups what he thought okay as one ounce to an it's skype that's rhode island his company noted gin has spent the last two years developing technology that helps banks make credit schools and mortgage applicants the estonian company he's talking about will probably be a familiar name skype is the internet voice and video cooling company that was founded in two thousand and three and took the world by storm it was built by microsoft in 2011 for eight and a half billion dollas skype software was developed by three estonians and roland says the skype story has had a profound effect.
"latvia" Discussed on Business Daily
"In that period of time latvia has constructed it startup seen from practically nothing ernest yanez is one of the founders of a jury he came back to latvia after studying in the uk in latvia the started culture has really started developing over the last five years if you will we haven't yet had one of the big success stories that to the sure for moves into our economy interest in startups but it's now suddenly becoming normal to tell your grandmother you're working in our starter riga is fantastic as early stage as place starch starter not fees government is pulling out all the stops to net just startups in november last year the parliament approved a startup law and a new tax regime qualifying companies need to be less than five years old have secured at least thirty thousand jeerers in funding then they can enjoy a special lower flat start up tax rate there's also a started visa program to attract talent from overseas but why is a tiny country like latvia going to such lengths to attract this kind of company i spoke to all bills as a residence deputy prime minister a minister for economics and one of the architects of the knee startup law on government burned review startups frostiest worry holter merger structural charged in a corner in general reorder classical middleincome trump country were is a cheaper labour doesn't make sense any more and on government bond few startups is a frost this way how to make a a structural change in a cornermen how'd you know it's not just a fat marched john believes is is this is of some kind of.