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Climate Change Affects Everyone, But We Can Stop Global Warming
"This is matt wells at. Us news well as preparations gear up for this november's cop twenty six climate summit in glasgow the leading scientific body responsible for assessing the latest evidence on climate change said on monday. That human activity is indisputably to blame. Well it's perhaps little comfort for the many millions affected by weather disasters today. Johnson lynch spokesperson for the intergovernmental panel on climate change or ipcc told you and uses daniel johnson as a chance that by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. We can slow down sea level rise and significantly slow global warming. So what's this report about on. Was the latest science telling us about climate change. And how does this relate to all the extreme weather. We've been seeing around the world in recent weeks and months. Well we've known for decades that world is warming and recent changes in the climate are widespread rapid intensifying and their unprecedented over thousands of years. Now this report shows the scientists who works on that. I've established that it's indisputable that human activities are causing climate change and human influence is making extreme time at events including heatwaves heavy rainfall and droughts more frequent and severe
"matt wells" Discussed on WJR 760
"What do you think, Matt? Well, mister say it has a chance, maybe to take one dribble here with 1.4 seconds. We'll see. It's probably going to Gabe Brown. Oh, guard looking to get in. Does the houses here comes the three ball and in his way short So we have come to the halfway point of our game this evening on the Buckeyes leading 38 33. Now it's time for halftime interview as always presented by the Abboud Law firm, so I'm not taking away well, we're being joined by associate head coach Dewayne Stevens and Dwayne only down by five. It seems like so far it's been a pretty even match up. What? Your thoughts so far. Yeah, I thought that way. Got a couple silly fouls on joshing and Aaron and and that was the difference in the game. Once those guys came out, we struggled to score a little bit. I feel like we're lucky to be down with only five. Those guys got to be smarter once they pick up that first foul. Are you surprised by the shooting of the Buckeyes giving your defense I mean 56% so far for the Buckeyes in the first half. Yeah, You know, we gave up those early drives early and a half, and then they made, you know, kind of got Washington going and then he's a player that plays off of his confidence shooting. And then we kind of let him get going. And then he started making some shots. So we gotta do a better job of kind of bottling him up and not letting him get off his much a second half. One of the goals was to keep the Buckeyes off the free throw line. They've only been there nine times and your police so far with that number Yeah. I mean, we we felt like we should have got there more often. Uh, you know, nine times. It's not bad, but we'd like to cut that number even more your guys offensively We've made the comment, driving to the basket a lot, but not getting to the free throw line. Is that something you're concerned about? The big thing is was we drive in there? We got to come to a 2 ft. Stop, and then you can draw fouls or you can kick out for open threes. We keep broad jumping and jumping away from the contact, and that's why we aren't getting the calls. Well, that's something I said. I think maybe I should get into coach. Well, Dwayne. Thank you so far. We want to get you back into that locker room. We appreciate your insight. Thanks, man. You got it. So trust honesty isn't the best policy to boot law. It's the only policy boom boom. They're there to help you. Interesting comment about why we're not getting fouls driving down the lane. And I'm kidding about that coaching part. I'm not going anywhere well, but no, it's true. I mean, guys are going there a little bit off balance, and I know you're worried a little bit off balance and referees notice that they know that they will not call fouls when guys go when they're maybe with their shoulders turn or not aggressively, so They have to be smarter about what they do with the basketball when they drive, and I think doing was right. You know, there are the defense is collapsing. They've got to be ready to kick it out to a guy waiting out there to shoot the ball. Well, the game has been tied six times. You've had three lead changes. And his coach said. We're maybe lucky only be down 38 33 with Langford and then Henry on the bench as an issue ended the half 17 shooting at a scoring ground of three minutes and six seconds. So we hope for better things in the next one is, I think exactly right, You know, you know Lankford hasn't scored yet. So that's the one thing. Michigan State hopefully can turn that around. That could be a good thing for MSU's. You know, he's gonna be in that locker room doing a little bit, so watch for Josh Langford in the second half. Well, it's 38, Ohio State. 33. Michigan State. We're now heading to our halftime report with on channel right here on the TCF Bank Spine Media Network. TTE knows the 2020 was hard on everyone, especially Michigan businesses, But our businesses are determined to move forward and so is DTE. We're offering energy efficiency programs, rebates and tools.
Sarasota attorney resigns state job to protest Rebekah Jones raid
"Our next guest resigned his position on the florida government. Because of what you're about to see. We showed you this video last night. When rebecca johns the florida health department whistle blower. Who was fired for refusing to manipulate covid. Nineteen data joined us here to describe what it was like. When florida state police officers entered her home at eight. Thirty am on monday. Searching for computer evidence about a possible text that should not have been sent. They entered her home with guns drawn. And aiming those guns upstairs in her home at her husband and her two children ages two and eleven outside in the house relaxing. She'll all the children off all down missy. Jones come down the stairs now. Police come down. Fear is what rebecca jones said about that last night on this program. I thought i was being arrested. I had no idea what four. But i have honestly been expecting to santa's to send people after me for six months. I didn't know they search word for the house until they start healing warrant inside and tell me. Tell me husband and two children to come downstairs. Which was confusing. Because i had no idea why. And they're standing at the top of the stairs and the my husband is holding our two year old daughter in my eleven year. Old son is behind him in there pointing their guns at him at the end of that discussion last night. I reported the breaking news. That attorney ron philip. Kofsky resigned in protest from his position on judicial nominating commission after he saw that video of the police guns drawn in rebecca jones home and after he studied the search warrant that was issued by a judge who appointed by florida governor rhonda santa's in his resignation letter from the post. That governor disentis appointed him to attorney ron. Philip kofsky said i have been increasingly alarmed. By the governor's response to the covid nineteen pandemic. I believe the policy of this state toward cova is reckless and irresponsible. I have followed the events of miss jones and reviewed the search warrant that led to her home being raided. Based on. What i've seen and read i find these actions unconscionable even if the facts alleged are true i would still call her a hero. I no longer wish to serve. The current government of florida in any capacity joining us now is landfill kaczynski. The former vice chair of the twelfth circuit judicial nominating commission in florida. He's also a former general counsel to the sarasota republican party. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. Mr full custody. We really appreciate it up. Tell me how you came to your decision. Did you see the video first. And then read the search warrant and an assemble your thoughts from those two things. Yes i i saw. The video in obviously was pretty shocking. Outrage like everybody else. And then i posted something on twitter about i reaction to that in actually. A trump supporter sent me a link to the search warrant From the miami herald website said. Well you know before you say anything. You'd better read the war and see what terrible thing she's done. I did that and it just made me more matt well. I'm gonna read from the warrant because it's all about a text. They're in there with grow with guns drawn because a text was sent to florida of workers in the florida health department maybe to twelve hundred people and the text said. This was a group text and it said this. It's in the warrant. It said it's time to speak up before another seventeen thousand people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don't have to be part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it's too late. That was the crime that was being investigated with guns drawn in rebecca johns home yet. It's outrage said not And the fact that a a search warrant was signed which was so broad which encompassed them seizing all of her electron devices with no minimization or limits. On what they could do once they receive. Those devices led me to believe that really their primary. The primary target of this warrant is not necessarily rebecca jones in the primary purpose of the war is not to make a criminal case against rebecca jones. The primary purpose of all of this is to find out the identities of the people inside the state government core talking to her. And what they're telling her. And i think that's really what they're after. Yes and she said that she has had some confidential sources in there who've been trying to give her a good information about covid and she worries now that with the seizure of electronic devices the identities of those people could well be obtained by the state. Police who's boss is the governor of the state of florida. And and i you make the point that those police officers knew exactly who this woman is that she's kind of famous in florida now. Yeah absolutely. there's there's just no. I know that. The governor's office is denying that he had any knowledge whatsoever about this investigation. Or this warrant. I mean this is a law enforcement agency. That reports directly to the governor's office it. It doesn't report to a state. Attorney's office locally. So this is. A nemesis of governor descends us and has been for six months and outspoken critic high profile. So the idea that his own law enforcement agency would execute a search warrant like this on such a high profile critic and they wouldn't clear through him. Or as general counsel i that just strains all credibility to me rod filled kofsky. Thank you very much for joining us tonight. And also thank you for taking your oath as lawyer seriously and your position as an officer of the court seriously when you see something like this say something about it the way you have. We really appreciate that. Thank you
UN vital for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head
"This is matt wells at un news. In a world facing famine major migration and conflict exacerbated by covid nineteen the un including its foundational body the economic and social council nanak is vital to promote global peace and cooperation. That's according to mugniyah cram pakistan's ambassador to the un who was elected ecosoc president in july. He said that urgent action needs to be taken out to meet the needs of developing countries. Otherwise we'll have a humanitarian disaster. On our hands he told you and uses lists graffiti but began the interview by explaining kazakhs overall role. The economic and social council is one of the three Principal organs are mentioned in the un charter. The general assembly the security council and the economic and social council. These are three made charter bodies and the concept of creating the economic and social council at the time of the birth of the united nations. Was that on the one side. The security council was conceived as an organ. Which would promote collective security and enforce peace in the world the economic and social council on the other hand was designed to promote peace through international economic cooperation. One of the framers of t. Un charter was the president of the united states. Mr roosevelt and his conception which voiced at the time was that economic instability was a disease and that if one country had it than others would be affected and that was the concept behind the creation of economic and social council to promote peace through international development cooperation so the charter says very clearly that the objective of the economic and social council is to promote better standards of living in larger freedoms. That is a quote from the un charter. And it's supposed to do that personally by addressing policy issues and secondly by promoting international cooperation and coordination among all international economic organizations that's the mandate and it's a mandate. Which is i believe. Just as important as the mandate of the un security comes. Can you share some examples. Cossacks work in new york that has had a global impact. Yes over the years. The economic and social council has been a place where the whole concept of development cooperation of helping developing countries to make progress and grow was conceived. So it was at the economic and social council that the first report which is called the pearson report on development cooperation was discussed and the whole idea of promoting economic and social development through mutual support between rich and poor countries was born here. Kazakh was the place where we conceive of what was then called the international development strategy. It is the place where the concept of official development assistance amounting to zero point. Seven percent of the gdp of developed countries to be provided to developing countries was born. It was an echo saw the concept of linking the creation of special drawing rights in the imf the quotas to link those quotas with development. Assistance these were all major ideas that were born india-kazakh and are now activist in major financial in international economic institutions. So it has been a central body for forward thinking and these are just some examples of what has been achieved in kazakh in the post.
UN Libya envoy reports on significant achievements towards peace
"This is matt well as you're news. Following a decade of political instability and conflict libyans are on the path to peace and the international community needs to do its part which includes respecting an arms embargo. Top official there said in an exclusive interview with our un news. Aerobic team stephanie. Williams acting special representative of the secretary general commended. The first round of political talks between the government of national accord in libyan national army held last week and she initiate ms williams spoke to my yakub about ongoing developments in libya. Since the signing of historic ceasefire agreed last month under the auspices of the un mission in the country. Un's mil which she had. A ceasefire agreement itself was really greeted of rate of ause across the via. Withings were so relieved to see more officers. Come together with very great sense of national responsibility and to reach across the table. Shake hands and really for the sake of libya start to take steps to To unify institutions to ease the conditions for average le'veon's and to really pave the way for the resumption of the political process. You have just concluded the first first-round of critical dialogue forum. Are you happy with the results. In how are the preparation for the second round going preparations for the second round or underway. I am very pleased with what happened here in tunis. Last week seventy five participants came the sach talk for some of them really the first time that they have come together since the revolutions twenty eleven over these long years of crisis and division and they to gingrich national responsibility an desire for reconciliation and desire to put the country on the right on the libyan to restore rabin decision making in socrates. They're very intensive day. They accomplished a lot. They decided that national elections should be held on december fourth. Twenty twenty one which marks seventieth anniversary of libya's independence. So what better day. For libyan's to come together to renew their institutions through credible inclusive and fair elections. They also agreed a national roadmap for a preparatory period leading up to elections they renamed. The perogatives are reformed presidency council and a separate premiership in unity government in. They also agreed the eligibility criteria for candidates to these positions. I am really pleased to say that of the seventy five participants. The women's participants really stood out. They came together as a block fairly early on in the process started working on a statement issued outline really a series of principles recommendation. She improving women's participation in the political process and governance. They demanded that remains should account for no west thirty percent of the leadership positions in the recently formed executive authority and that was also echoed in the roadmap which was consensually agreed by having participants. On the last day miss williams. You just mentioned the election. What will will on smell. In how how would smell facilitated so are we support of the higher national elections commission. Which is the national sovereign body in libya that is charged with organizing elections. We also work directly with the authorities in the government of national board to ensure that they support the h. neck through expanding. Its operations and i'm pleased to say that. The government of national forest has announced that they will on begin this much needed financing of the h neck. So we will stand with the libyan stand with the elections commission as they undertake the challenging. Work ahead to organize these much desired national elections. You also spoke about women. What is awesome The wing to ensure the representation and participation of libyan women the election. But also andy libyan seen in general so. We made sure that arabian women were strongly represented in the political dialogue. They are also were paraded in economic dialogue. And in terms of what we're doing you know we are facilitate Gender sensitive gender inclusive legislation to be taken out by the the libyan parliament. And that will we believe. Better enable access. Stir women candidates to office. And those who will no doubt be running. In the parliaments
How the COVID-19 shock could bring us cleaner, safer, more sustainable cities
"This is Matt Wells, the news once the COVID. Nineteen pandemic behind this wind occasions are that cities are going to be greener cleaner, quieter safer and more secure. That's the strong belief of iconic international architect Norman Foster who's been sharing this sustainable view with mayors from dozens of cities, a U N Economic Commission for Europe Event in Geneva. In a wide-ranging interview with you and uses Daniel Johnson Lord. Foster begins by discussing how cities of emerge stronger from disaster in the past and how they will like look in the future. Historically cities have been through crises and in the long arc of history, there's crises have improved the quality of life of the city's effectively transformed them. So the question about the covid nineteen is that going to see cities change a flight from the city I would suggest that it has magnified accelerated trends which were already apparent among can go through those trends there about mobility either about working patterns there about the role of industry and culture in the city, and really if you develop this theme and You apply the lessons of history. Then all the indications are that the city is going to be greener cleaner, quieter, safer more secure, but it does need some rethinking. The thing that is new is the attitude as a result of the pandemic having seen. Some of the spontaneous things that have happened pedestrianisation is not new for example, but normally, it would take years to achieve that we're seeing that happen overnight in cities. We're seeing street widening in Soho London entire roads given over to terraces to strolling so. In a way, the dense European city which is by Qabail. walkable. Alternately more sustainable than cities that
Dont forget to let activists know their work counts, urgesyouth climate adviser
"This is Matt, Wells. At U. N. news well, with high level meetings own going to address the climate and Biodiversity Crisis Center stage you and headquarters one of the Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group members urging world leaders to make sure their decisions get back to the people that helped shape policy on the ground, and this Gibson is co Coordinator Three Fifty Fiji regional use lead climate change network in the Pacific driven by young climate leaders and he. Told Julia Dean, of our UN Country Team Australia was important to let groups like his know they've made a difference for me. There are three reasons why we should be continuing to engage young people and the first reason is around young people are the only demographic that has the opportunity, the agency and the capability to be able to respond really quickly and effectively situations that need a response in the Pacific. We Sierra really clear example when it. Comes to responding to natural natural disaster. You look at any cyclone that we've had over the last ten years any development sector agency that's worth. Their salt will tell you that young people have been at the forefront of driving the transformative change to ensure that the response to the crises was done effectively ethically and quickly, and so that's the first reason is the reason we engage young people because without founding biased, we get the job done but. The second reason I think is perhaps more important is because young people have the most vested interest in the way in which the future will pan out. We are in a unique sort of next this position where we have the ability to see the learnings from generations before us, but we also the generation that will be guiding in creating the next generation through the next thirty five to fifty years. So our interest is not just our own. But also the interest of ensuring that our children have a life that is something that is worthwhile and something that we would like for ourselves and fraud Johnson, and then of course, the third reason is because you've will be the population that drives future innovation. So the reason that we work with youth now is not because we want them to feel cool and fancy and like social influences. Now, the reason we work with youth now is to. Ensure that we're laying down the foundations so that humanity and society is going forward are fighting trump because at the end of the day, the leaders that we have. Now that you know pushing retirement age won't be there twenty five years from now to see their plans to fruition. So we need to be able to instill enough Dr Anne, capacity and young people to ensure that the future that we have is not just one that we. Wants, but it's a, it's a reality
The Serena Slam Begins
"Tenth Edition of Roland Garros Relieved here with you on the tennis podcast, and it features all Williams. Sisters final from two thousand and two Venus Against Serena and we have just watched it, and it was the start of Serena Williams dominating and. It was it's been fascinating. We've watched little moments from all of their next three Grand Slam finals that would follow straight away as well, and it's just one of the great stories of tennis. The there's ever happened. Really the the Williams Sisters Story and it never ceases to intrigue me just to watch how they try to deal with the moments how to deal with the situation that they're in. And we're here to relive it with you on the tennis podcast Katherine how you doing I'm. Okay the same thanks David. In the same spot out there's. Nothing changes. In the same position as well. I'm so glad I bought my new office chair before. Episodes basically been here for. Ten straight days and Now. Beds right next door to it. Yes I two thousand and two. In two thousand two. What were you doing in two thousand and two things picks up on the family photo album front, Catherine O. F T. Year and I remember study leave coinciding exactly with the French Open. Which? Recouping Great. To treat. Filed for juggled manage that Juggling Act potentially better than you did in the lost years. I'm saying I didn't want to repeat any of my qualifications exactly ten years on from when from what I completely failed mine at. Two, thousand and two, you were six. Yeah, not too much to report really. Just getting on with it properties. Getting on. Roy David vs your this must have been your first years of freelance. Yeah left the ATP by this time, and I was going off to tournaments on my Just trying to wet for anybody you'd have me and yes I remember covering Rome shortly before this French. Open that. We're talking about right now. member covering Serena in interviewing hair and yeah is it was an interesting time? To be covering the sports in that way. And I. What's My I in that year for BBC Radio Five Live? So yeah, it was the start of a very different chapter. For me! And Yeah. There's so much going on in the tennis world. There was this crossover Rivera's, wasn't it? Because we we we still saying these head to head rivalries, but this one became more and more prevalent with every passing tournaments, and just to give you an idea of what else was going on in the world at that time in two thousand to the Queen Mother died. The all spoons premiered on MTV. Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Government signed ceasefire ending nineteen years of civil war. And fifty percent of the UK population by now have Internet access. That one's for you Catherine thirty. Keep it partridge. What would I need to save for it? NOT TO BE PARTRIDGE? I was just thinking before you said the Internet thing always thinking Oh. This is on tricky today. Of taking a step up. and. Go my favorite bit. Getting used to it. So tennis wise. At this point, we have moved on a year from yesterday. Show when Jennifer Capriati when the French Open title, the rest of that year was dominated by Venus Williams. Who Won Wimbledon and the US Open beating Serena in the final? What has happened so far in two thousand and two Matt Well Jennifer kept `priority has defended her Australian Open title a tournament which Serena had to miss through injury and Venus Williams loss of the first ever to Monica salish. still whenever I see that Monica was still going strong in two thousand and two. That always kind of amazes me. Yes? Then they get on the hull courts and Serena really starts dominating. She doesn't actually she doesn't actually lose. A match competed national hard court in two thousand and two to start the season both sisters. Boycott Indian Wells for the first time following the racists incident in two thousand and one. That's a boycott that would go on until Twenty fifteen for Serena Twenty sixteen for Venus. And, then Serena gets her first tore level where against Venus in the Miami semifinals, six two six two and then announces a South was one of the favorites full the French, open by winning Rome beating Justyna non Jennifer Cat `priority so. That definitely you know. Venus is obviously dominated the before Serena's now really becoming a force Worth I'm actually wrote that they were threatening to tiger is. I think that being in terms of what tiger woods was doing. Ingolf at that stage just become such a dominant force and they were the they were. They were the driving force in the game. They were the biggest stoves, the biggest stories getting the biggest crowds and actually align i. read his that. Talks of combining the tools though bit like we've been talking about recently with this with this merger idea, but it was very much. Kind of the pay and coaching the Women's tool to relocate Ponte Vedra where they had their head offices and. Thinking that, it made sense for the ATP. Jomo thumbs alliant. Is that boils down to this on AC- went be around for much longer, and no other male player comes close to the international stardom of the Williams sisters. Why not try to get in on the action?
UN health agency leads collaborative bid to get 135 countries ready for COVID-19
"This is Matt Wells at US News. Well if you're an avid follower of curve in nineteen developments you may have wondered what the phrase PCR equipment means. Well it stands for polymerase chain reaction which is the process that labs use to check with someone with cub in nineteen symptoms has the new current a virus after taking a medical swap usually from both nostrils in line with World Health Organization voice to countries to test as many cases of suspected. Infection is possible the race is on to find enough. Pc MACHINES FOR EVERYBODY. And that's where poll molinaro comes in. He's the cool calm collected head of the -gistically the WHO which with other EU partners is part of a major new initiative to help kit out one hundred and thirty five countries trying to see off the pandemic. He's been talking to you and uses Daniel Johnson. So right now. It's trying to get US access to products that are in extremely short supply because of very high demand and be able to get access to those markets collectively on behalf of lowering committing come countries a quiet financed by and move those things to a platform from which we can deliver via aircraft managed by. W and others to the countries where those things are needed. How many countries are we talking about so it depends on the type of on what product I think unless count where anywhere between one hundred twenty one hundred thirty five. We all know that. There's massive demand and not enough supply for face masks gloves. But what's the other equipment that you really trying to get hold of in? Massive numbers diagnostic tests different types of high throughput automated or manual. Pr Systems is critical then in biomedical. It's mainly around provisions of oxygen so oxygen concentrator 's oxygen manufacturing machines ventilators CPAP machines oxygen giving set any sort of mass. That go with it. So it's the PCP around the protection for the health workers lab workers. It's the diagnostics to be able to identify intest who is infected and then for those unfortunate enough to hit the clinical frontline. Is the equipment needed to treat them? And where exactly is it going to go first? How do you prioritize need well? It's difficult so we have developed a model based on epidemiology based on a number of inputs that we make for each country on the attack rate that they're currently facing how many cases they have and then from that we get an estimation of how many bed spaces they would need if they were moving to a clinical environment and that also putting in terms of what other percentages of mild severe severe critical cases that we're experiencing averaged out so it is a little bit of a and had to be done with modeling at the same time. We have a matrix. Who is issued an updates regularly on the various risks and vulnerabilities of countries? Of course we also compare that to current case count and the rate of spread in each country to try and get a sense of where we should be going. I and with numbers. And let's just talk about demand for second you were saying in an earlier press conference that demand is one hundred to two times above normal totally unprecedented stuff. So is this a significant enough measure bringing together enough you and agencies and Non Union partners to make a real difference. Well it's what we can do. So certainly we start off with bringing our partners into the shop and coordinating and working with them in terms of trying to bring together the volumes and the financing that we can collectively get hold off and then approach markets which we have. I mean different. Entities have different experience in different markets. So we try and use what we're strong collectively at. And that I think just gives us a more coordinated approach again beginning off on those elements we work closely with so assist the UN agencies and then some of our larger NGO partners which have long term standing relationship and organizations like the Global Fund and financing institutions like the World Bank like Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to be able to frontload or bridge financing for us to acquire some of these quantities. But with the best will in the world when border start closing and country start hanging onto the food end-equipment that they need to withstand this cove in nineteen new corona virus pandemic. How do you overcome those barriers? And the concern I have is that the World Food Program said that does delays at the borders yourself mentioned that to UNICEF macy's some difficulties in distributing vital vaccines so. What's the prognosis. Wants the outlet? It's difficult and it is a big challenge. Now what we do is we do have a long track. Record of being able to circumvent some of these bottlenecks where humanitarian and disaster. The districts professionals. It's not new to us. It's something we do as bread and butter and we'll continue to do so now with the infrastructure and assets we put in place managed by WFP. That's another partner that we've worked with a lot in the past to to reach areas that are difficult to reach and then around the difficulties with I mean. Who has country representation across the globe so does UNICEF so does the U N D peace within entire UNC system? There are ways that we can advocate within certain governments. And if you see some of these export restrictions doing clued generally provision for exemption for humanitarian and medical movement. It's not always easy to navigate the exemption and it takes persistence and you do have to jump through hoops but again. Persistence is something where we do. Where you sit and so we push forward that way now where we get availability we will. We'll address any issues we we don't face it in all the old country. We do get specific exemptions that negotiated and we do see movements it could be more and certainly will continue pushing for that again with access to a schedule sort of cargo facility provided by WIP and with the know how that collectively we have as you and agencies and NGOs. We can circumvent this. And I guess very last question to you. There's reports that air travel is going to cost fifty percent more now presumably. That will have the same sort of knock on impact on your work. So how will you manage to keep the show going if you like? Well I think when it comes to putting back the passenger networks online. Obviously they're not gonNA be able to fill their planes with people so certain even when we're planning for the WFP passenger service you know. They're not going to be able to have a complete fool plane. I mean especially not at the beginning that going to need to be distant so any airline company is going to have to factor that in now will that same price go onto the freight animal of that that goes underneath the plane. Maybe it will be cheaper. You're not actually loading many twenty or thirty kilos sets of luggage into the hold. Maybe frees up some capacity full cargo on some of these things. One never knows certainly when we were trying to find. F. Rate from China when Chinese manufacturing was down it was very cheap when Chinese manufacturing came back online. It becomes more expensive. It's just the nature of supply and demand over capacity and under-capacity so as these airlines come online maybe a freight we'll get cheaper on certain routes certain segments. Maybe it's going to get more expensive. So sometimes these things can be a bit hard to predict certainly living in a topsy turvy world at the beginning. When a lot of countries were sending support to China every into China was expensive. Now it's the other way round coming back gone up.
Entrepreneurs of intolerance compound COVID-19 racist backlash
"I'm Matt Wells and for this special edition of our lives on podcast from you a news. My colleague from our Chinese service see when Sheehan temporarily based back home while Cova nineteen disrupts every aspect of our lives has been talking to these special reporter about how hidden. Prejudices have been exploited by nationalist politicians and others she describes as entrepreneurs of intolerance to create a frightening new social and political dimension to this pandemic suen spoke to Yale educated Professor Tschumi who was appointed by the Human Rights Council to her key job in November. Two thousand seventeen. In mid April as they su-nam even had rippled from Wuhan to Europe then striking the US with New York City home to UN headquarters the epicenter of the world's worst pandemic in a century Sutton nationalities ethnicities have become targets of racism and xenophobia tax. Maybe my question would be. Why did this happen precisely at the time when we should unite? You're right to say that it's counter intuitive that at a time when there is so much risk and uncertainty that they were also algorithm of certain groups and what seems like increases in intolerant and vegetate. But I think it has to do with the fact that in emergency situations like these underlying problems that exist I just exacerbated. Many of these groups are groups that already subject to latent intolerance and xenophobia and prejudice take the example of Asian Americans will people who are perceived to be of Asian descent in the US. Right now have been subject to xenophobic racist attacks in the wake of cove. Nineteen you can think about say Africans who are being subject to various measures in China right now also in response to the covert nineteen pandemic you can think about Roma who have been targeted in different European countries from being accused of spreading the virus and being subject to extreme measures. Benny members of those groups can tell you the long history of Racial Discrimination Xenophobia even prior to there being a pandemic groups that in general of vulnerable to racism xenophobia. So I would say we should understand these attacks. As naming Bay in many places prejudices and biases that are often latent and in this pan-demic they become even more pronounced and that combined with the fact that you actually have actors as you might think of as entrepreneurs of intolerance certain actors whether the politicians whether they media outlets actually took prophet and to exacerbate into enflame intolerance jumping into the fray and ham referring to political leaders who've been willing to come out the knicks statements that are explicitly implicitly phobic in my statement that you reference. I speak to this example here in the west of the president who keeps Lee referred to the virus as China virus. And you see this happening in different parts of the world as well this kind of statement at high levels of political office if you ask me. Signals in acceptability of stigmatization of specific regions of specific groups of people who come from those regions presumably these narratives actions are very harmful absolutely individuals. On the group's fourth subject racism and xenophobia because they all particularly mysterious. Akina race of the national origin. And sometimes it's because they presumed to be the of examples of Vietnamese people who being attacked and they are attacked sharing to them as Chinese. We're seeing examples in the US of bubble attacks of bushel stigmatization. So when you're walking down the street and let's say you are perceived to be of Asian descent people yes the social distancing but this also goes Glasgow and the kind of wide that speaks to something racial is taking place. There's been examples of spitting and then there's also just physical violence people who are being beaten up because they are presumed to be of Ns necessity or racial designation that is associated with having spread disease which we know this is not Hollywood. It's not salutes are more prone to the virus but this is what's happening in Europe. You have examples of people being denied access to goods and services and some of the examples that I've been looking at which published in the European Union's on the Mental Rights Agency. They just had a report out on cove. Nineteen and there's a section in the other talks about discrimination that talks about people of Asian descent to perceive to be of Asian descent. Being refused the right to rent an apartment people being refused access to healthcare. These are just examples. I'm not saying this is everywhere. Near these examples to highlight in the report they will talk about people at agent descend being denied access to best rants access to schools. This is before. Some of the measures were implemented and then in China Africans fleeing victims from their residents in long show people having multiple seized denial of access to restaurants so those are examples of the kinds of Homs that individuals in groups are experiencing also want to highlight the mental and emotional costs and the IAEA that these groups have to carry as a result of these attacks.
Javier Prez de Cullar reaped diplomatic success perhaps without parallel in UN history
"The former secretary general heavier Perez Cueva. Who's died? Eight hundred was responsible for a series of diplomatic breakthroughs that were perhaps without parallel in the history of the United Nations. That's according to his most senior aide. Shift Cabinet Virendra dial in an interview on Thursday by phone from his home in Delhi. Mr Dial praised the inherent decency and integrity of the former U. N. Chief who served two terms that saw the end of the Cold War telling Your News Matt Wells that Mister Peres de. Quayle played a key role in the transition in an absolutely must be. Manna even of minden Nevada. He had a very conscious way about him and he had a great sense of decency in Texas possible to do this. Some extremely difficult does in terms of the sixty. I just remind us what the challenges were that he and the talented group of diplomats at he assembled around him had to deal with in the one thousand nine hundred thousand nine hundred ninety s where the first time was colored by the existence of the code will enrich the Security Council able to function envoys. Agents possible government. It's very difficult state of affairs indeed. He listens hosting contributions and and it was very difficult. But how stations. I need to pass the UN to the position to see. The benefits of change at the time was appropriate. You gotta you had to saying which often use. We shouldn't have to dive into Mt Poo if action of of the United Nations secretary. General's this time it's a disaster. So you visit to the right woman. Get a great sense of timing. He wasn't one to steal the limelight himself and he admitted that he wasn't the most exciting candidate for the top job when he took it up but but looking back he was extremely effective. Wasn't he at brokering peace especially in the second term? He's prepared view organization so the time when things will be possible see the second time was because nothing they thought his own preparedness but also GonNa Shelf Game Office and that was the Vatican change than the possibilities in front of the UN save. You actually had to mourn those changes and shape the way in which the changes what's happened and stole a degree of trust at increasing degree of tossed peasants council. That was that's thought his scale. So that the four in a sense the good will probably take over. He had begun to make possibilities within the US Corporation Wolf feasible and in that does this what happened in the second term and school since he you beat the string of successes invested. You and I think it has lessened the thing that he himself. What is your favorite memory of him? I think I have to say my him was his last day in office when I percents of the clock stopped at midnight to get the signatures of the bill. Cool fused with the hip of scully's. Hey this building. Without looking back. He left the building as a twitter chorus of angels. Everyone was so happy. And when we got to lift the soul to be didn't know if people standing members of the secretariat everybody found. This is himself sort of any people live off to get done and finally how would you sum up his his impact on the UN and the world at large? Tom Diction also school. In an absolute muster used every opportunity to that time so great achievement and I think in some ways in some ways because cooperation developed within the members of Security Council New York in a way that abusive to ending the code of all the United Nations. Became the forum in which the coach will manifested. This has s coming to an end. It's fascinating thing. There's one thing you say. As a postscript sometimes during the difficult here's you would meet them at the end of the day and we'd rather the the tribes of the day and he would be very sad because everything we've seen in the Colson Day was wiped out before the end of it. He would look at me and sometimes hold on. Wait and you know we do not have the next to be discussed so you would you would think they continue and continue day off the right time came and invest manifested themselves when I came into pieces to wait and wait for them and for them and then the food scheme was data.
If cities don't develop sustainably, neither will the world
"The challenges facing cities in an age of climate change and technological innovation will be highlight his ads. The World Old Oven Forum held an Abu Dhabi between the eighth and thirteenth February before he left for the UN's annual conference on the urban environments. How young shoe director of the UN Development Programs Department of Policy and Program Support Sandstone with Matt Wells from a news? Mr Xu revealed that there's a growing mm trend of city leaders looking to the UN to help solve an increasingly complex set of problems. What were seen though? Is that cities and the governments are are coming to us. Increasingly was more and more complex asks for Hudd Hudd. Hudd you help. We work together. Put design a city strategy. To view is the impact of climate change. But that's a question needs to be answered from many different angles from infrastructure from covenants from investment and the from several delivery from many many different aspects so these are news new phenomena. We see can give me some examples of the kind of things that you would like. Politicians wins and others who leads cities to be doing more of are there. Are there common things every city can do. I think they're definitely a lot of issues. Turn ktar incoming in developing country citizen and what we would like to advocate for example is really a UH for local governments for municipal governments together with the national governments to think strategically sink long-term sink in a user new new tools that we can deploy to think strategically but in ACTA practically and acting quickly and a a our program interventions typically slew of support to local governance localization of the SDG's to so bring international goes to city level right. We work with a lot of cities are energy transition to increase the Chevron energy to improve the energy efficiency the buildings and the fog's will work with us to focus on local economic opportunities so that they can be part of this. You know develop in the process process if you're going to sort of offer tailored solutions to specific cities are there. Is that one particular kind of category of city lights that that needs the most help the similar that even counts kinds of cities some mega citizens cities with a percent a one million population the boy the hundreds of them under growing very fast but the majority of cities secondary and tertiary city. That has more with less resources and financial resources and the technical resources human under sources. And so what we're trying to do is really to work together because the we cannot pretend we know or the solutions for the problem cities face. That's right but the we have experienced you know from different countries that can source right so we can use network for the smaller cities a medium level cities to learn from each other and there are a lot of networks of cities seems word That exist a mayor city officials and so forth. So what can in a you make use of this networks to impart -nology so that Successful solutions in one place can be replicated elsewhere so we can do a lot support. The discount -nology no replication. Can you give me any kind of concrete examples of cities where you all already lending a hand so we have examples in Freetown Sergio and the Tannin in Vietnam for example. These are relatively sizeable cities. Both of them serious problems with solid. Waste Management Right in Donovan none for example The landfill is for twenty years ahead of the plan. Right so but This is not simple just to a waste issue. It has to do with as the economy right who is consumption assumption persons who is the how you know We plant a our economy not too so that the most circle circular for example right and it has to do with a lot of consequences over these health issues for example right and as The differently in a transportation system design insist that help reduce consumption of energy and so the complex and also the impact of climate also has is the problem with the issues. That city's Latino fiercely along coastal areas is impact of climate change right by twenty thirty. Some estimates say that eight million people hundred million people who live in coastal cities would be impacted by flooding and because sea level rise. Komo huge amount of people right. So so what we're trying to work with governments is Louie. We work together to To think through these questions okay then come come up with a systematic approach with short-term measures that we can take right and So many things that were doing for example with some secondary cities we're working on a municipal financing to help comes to raise funds right to invest in a sustainable infrastructure so that we build the so-called a sustainable inclusive and the resilient citizens. So that's what we're trying to do
Quality education: Key to life
"This is Matt Wells that you a news. All societies are undermined without quality schooling for all said the president of the UN General Assembly in an interview just ahead of the International Day of education to Johnny Muhammad Bandai has convened a high-level meeting to mark the day on Friday and he firmly believes that among other benefits education helps strengthen self esteem. The leading Nigerian academic and diplomats told Louis Cathedral that nobody should be left without access to a quality education in the classroom. My background has helped me to appreciate better that causes. The kitchen is key to life. Education Health to transplant yourself as Tim. It gives an ability not to understand better other cultures. It gives an opportunity to learn a bit about history. Other people other places it also gives you a skill to have something to do post you. Formal Education and education is to be understood in the totality of what it does in the life of individuals in the import of it also has entrusted skills it gives to people compounds of the technologies that are created because of indication indication. I think central to life what would you say is the main obstacle to accessing in quality education many factors in some blessed. It may be whether you are male or female in other places could be able or disabled physically or mentally or in in any other way in some places it may be because you have no money to pay tuition and some blessed discuss are far away from your community. Many factors can be Indra to access to education. What factors I think? The unity has come around to understand that education is all right the Covenant on Human Rights is to begin with as well as many other human rights instruments are appreciated. That education is a human rights if you deny education individual you dummy to that maybe and and societies are affected if to be in large numbers. Do not have How would you rate the quality of education available in most countries no country or going wanted to have enough education? We just want to make sure that we constantly upgrade and improve education in terms of what is on top of the depth in of the way in which that you were able to teach so each country can improve on should improve on many aspects in relation to many elements of the rotation system. Whether it is curriculum could men with Ayuso embodiment with cool quality teachers policies of exclusion or access. All this limits of the system. A NEW UNICEF F- report shows that spending on education is heavily skewed towards wealthier households. How can more equitable financing be channeled in the connection between social glass an access to education around the world? And that's why a policy to have public support to ensure access by all human beings to education is key the UNICEF F- report also revealed that a third of adolescent girls from the poorest households have never been to school. Can you comment on. That is true more broadly. But it's even more mm also in relation to countries that are for to ensure the case we have to look at policies in those countries and also see what kinds of support other countries will to Afa the countries or organizations foundations to make sure that one reporters of households have the same opportunity. Public Education called duplication of the rest of let and to to ensure that nor social category is left out of indication whether they are women all of our differential but grants countries whether they're also disabled in terms of what kind of policies are in place to guarantee access to the to the biblically wanted. It's almost like a vicious cycle. People are uneducated so they can't get out of poverty that is true but when a condemned to continue to repeat the cycle because there's this dedicated advocacy around want in all countries to ensure quality education godless whether countries are in conflict are is understanding that even in conflict children should go to school. And that with this kind of push which you have to do more still there is arrive. I didn't proportion of individuals on Moore who have access to education hottest this factor into the sustainable development goals for us of an office of the presidency unassembled for session focusing on the connection between quality education and development goals on the premise. That hardly any goal can be reached reached the target without quality education therefore in a lot of pets complication at the center of Sustainable Development Goals. And that's why we are dealing with the goals but we are giving privilege to quality education among others key in practical terms. What are your aims? Contributing to the promotion of education would want to do is to continue to advocate advocate for access to quality education advocate of protocol means to exchange information on ds but beyond also to see whether through the were able to find in concrete support to countries that are left fighter behind whether it is in the provision of basic infrastructure to guarantee that people are able to go to school and to also oh key into what has been known as schools initiative to see that in London environment specific unsecure and we also have curricula that allows people to buy good education to allow allow them to adopt or to change. It should give you a sense of critical thinking and this is key to education. Do you feel that. The international community has a large role to play the education. All of talks on top of a cool us we should understand that when we talk of education wings is somebody who has a degree saying his regardless of country. There are certain things you assume. Deposits awesome should know as somebody trend to that level historians so there have tended that are more and more international. Anti of equivalence even though each occasional system is also cultural system may take and should tick naturally From his colors such but beyond this lesson versatility of knowledge which is key. And that's why because your systems may be critical of nations but they're also curricular at Guben nation could occasion truth universal so many children are not meeting the basic levels of reading and math. How can that be addressed arrest? We need to do upset in each case. 'cause in some things it may be because the quality of the teachers maybe not what we want in other maybe this question backgrounds of the -tudents Atlanta's in other cases that the renumeration of teachers is really so that people do not give their very best teachers. Nothing these are some of the issues. Oh has education impacted your own life for me. It's difficult to remove myself from the because I think els bon component. I still think I'm under par on it had been my life. Education is giving me an opportunity as a process to under others. Go to places onto with people around you and UNTER continued to learn every day so for me it is really to my life. Can you share any of your observations on how education that has helped others most people. I know who they are largely through. Do how the weather's on the WHO and how they also helps themselves having a qubit occasion as an educated yourself. How would you say education in your? Oh country Nigeria compares to that of other African nations. Modular indication compelled to that of any nation don't even took of Africa. Because December indication a had directly from Nigeria survived studies. In other places I think all countries have the standard that appreciable in terms of other cultures and individual factors trust each divisional system allows from others. What is your message about education to young people and their families listening to us now? Education is not a burden you should enjoy the process of land and you should value it. Prepares you to be a very active on meaningful number Buck Society but not just your society but the international community as well. Is there anything. So now she would like to add to just wish Alanis all over the world continue to enjoy an uncontested enjoy also teaching others of their also land it is. It is an exciting thing to be in education.
We all have a role to play battling growing scourge of cybercrime
"In an era when a single cybercriminals can so chaos taking whole countries off line everybody in the world with a small phone in their pocket has a role to play in the fight against the growing scourge that's the view of Neil Walsh chief of the CYBERCRIME team which is part of the US fess on drugs and crime he says it's vital for all countries around the world to keep talking to each other about cybersecurity whether they are overtly or covertly engaged in their own national security operations online Matt Wells asked Mr Walsh to describe the state of the underground cybercrime industry worldwide today it's really really good way to describe it as an underground industry in fact we use a term of cybercrime as service where cybercriminals can advertise their wares can go onto a dark net and encrypted market on the internet or even openly and say if you want to take a government entity see a business a country offline here's how much it'll cost you to do it here's how you pay me with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to try and put some limit here and we've seen that happen in fact when we last year we saw a cybercriminals UK being arrested charged sent to prison for taking a country offline and I think that's what people have to understand this doesn't necessarily need to be the huge all seeing eye of a state based intelligence agency or military there individuals who can do this because they have the skill set they have the capability and they have the willingness to do so so the world is extremely vulnerable to cybercrime and getting more vulnerable it seems precisely each new technological development we see there are it's never out of the news if you look for where there has been a major breach of data of personal data it could be a large social network provider that's lost tons of data it can be credit card suppliers it can be anything and we all have a role to play in this we all have a role the week in play in keeping her so safe keeping our own data safe being digital natives who understand the power of that little black box that we carry in our hands or mobile phones that have actually become our conscience they know everything we do they know where we go to within a fraction of a meter they know what what we love what we hate what we fear and we need to know how to use these dudes safely and on a national level what are the sort of various threats suit are growing I think we see countries developing the ability to operate in cyberspace Sir some that will do it covertly some that will do it overtly and say they can do it we certainly see a number of countries with cybersecurity strategies and they say a how they will keep their own country safer they secure their own infrastructure but also that they have the ability to conduct Operations Offensive Cyber Operations in cyberspace lots of challenge within that and part of the role of the UN is to bring countries together to talk about this and actually that's what we've been doing recently at a thing called an open ended working in group has all the countries on earth present if they choose to be there to talk about these sorts of issues and what sort of conclusions have been reached already and how far is to go to come up with something which the effective within the UNC system as it were so conclusions and effective right there could be a really longer really short answer it's GonNa keep going I think the dialog in this space will continue to there is three different political processes in New York discussing cyber to insecurity one on chrome at Vienna where we're based in new UN office and Drugs and crime we have cybercrimes governmental working group bringing government and private sector together the key to me in this as to keep talking okay we whether or not we get down a path where there is a defined conclusion at the end that all member states will agree upon remains to be seen but what I think we can do what we must do we keep countries talking follow back a couple of years ago we saw national Bein can Bangaladeshi that subject to an attack lost over one hundred million dollars it could have been a billion dollars quite easily and seeing that money in that value diverted elsewhere are the programming that me and my staff to the capacity building that we give to cops and prosecutors and judges helps countries to defend against this sort of work together the evidence to some people to justice and I think that's a key point where it doesn't need to be necessarily a state on state issue we can look at the criminality behind it we can look at offenses that have been committed it and bring people to justice and we can only do that in my part of the business because we're funded by donor governments we are entirely extra-budgetary and that's one of the bits that keeps me up at night it absolutely I mean most countries don't want to talk about their own cyber espionage but that trend is perhaps changing now isn't it yeah I think the interesting dynamics in the room that we were in recently where there are some countries saying we have the ability to conduct operations online and we're actually going to say that we can do it that creates a different I think different dynamic in the room of not saying I'm pro or against up undecideds changed the dynamic of the conversation at this point and say that the that one of the country's has gone public with this is Australia yeah correct Australia has put it out in their national cybersecurity strategy they put a document on the UN website and they were very open. on webtv talking about they have these capabilities where that will bring the discussion and how member states get involved in that I'm really fascinated to see how that plays out but what I think all member states an area of agreement and area of consensus that we see continually is capability and capacity building so it is respective of what your national capabilities we know that the ability to defend to keep countries safe to protect their critical national infrastructure be that a power plant and airport a hotel tourism security chain safe is so important and on the crime side giving cops and prosecutors take twice densify these offenses and to bring people to justice is critical in in keeping the world a safer place Australia said that they are engaging in practice cyber operations I mean what what are the benefits of other countries following that need I mean they the Australians I believe the saying that you know that crucially sticking within humanitarian law as they do so yeah the best people to ask that would actually be the countries that are doing that and being open about it where I see some areas of risk in this is that you will have some countries have the key ability to do things online others will potentially higher that capability either by a another state or by asking criminal group to do it on their behalf and when you start doing things like that then that increases it muddies the waters rounded makes it quite difficult to understand who an actor behind things in this critical point for us in preventive diplomacy and keeping the world safe is having these forms where we all knew who to talk to so I don't think it's our role necessarily to try and make those judgments on what an independent sovereign state does but we do need to do and what we do I think very well we need to do more of is creating that space for countries get together and talk and discuss and to know which who who each other is and to form that those bonds that can de-escalate things so keep dowdell going but it's she's very difficult to prove criminality isn't it that's one of the key things if it's a ladder bedroom in England or a national government yeah it is not why a specially for some countries that don't have the capacity or the capability it's really it's really difficult for them to be able to gather that evidence and to bring people to justice that's why it seems to me that having capacity-building for policing
News in Brief 7 October 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations following reports that the United States is withdrawing troops from northeast Syria the UN on Monday against further displacement of civilians from the Turin Region Regional Humanitarian Coordinator panels moon says reportedly told correspondents in Geneva the UN had made contingency plans to assist civilians forced to flee Sir need for concord the need for discussion the need for multi-lateralism the need for Dialogue Between Different Cultures Matt Wells U._N. News
Industry is key to climate change fight, says UN industrial development chief
"This is Matt Wells at U. N. News the UN Industrial Development Organization UNIDO works towards poverty reduction inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability and that mandates crucial to the battle against global warming. That's the view of direct to general the young who spoke to you and uses marshy lead to discuss a range of issues from tackling climate change range managing the private sector's contribution to the sustainable development goals and you need those efforts to foster digital infrastructure across Africa he began by expanding the significance consider Mondays climate action summit here you and headquarters why it's so meaningful for UNIDO to contribute to climate summit because it is saying about thirty percent of the emission actually generated by the air industry manufacturing and also one third of the electricity power actually consumed by the manufacturing sector so this is as a con of reality a kind of challenge for the manufacturing future industry and UNIDO as on collision of course we promote manufacturing industrial development for developing countries but you walk kind of way is a big question question. Do we follow the traditional way footprint. Well we try to be innovative this. This is a water as I become digi of UNIDO twenty thirteen and we started with extensive discussion and a set up a new agenda agenda or mandate which is inclusive and sustainable industrial develop inclusive and share the prosperity already among all the people leave. No one behind for Industrial Development Sustainability is really green industry sustainability of industry manufacturing and a wichita focusing on the reduction of emission so we need to change shoot shoot traditional way of the consumption of energy and the traditional way of the producing emission and with new technology allergy with the new policy available for Oma States so that is our tasker a work now. I'm ver- happy this inclusive and sustainable industrial development become. SDG Go nine which is inclusive sustainable in that transition innovation and the infrastructure now. I'm very happy now. We moved ahead of his agenda. UNIDO creator lots of projects audience programs convenient function connected to the contribution of the Climate Change Agenda of Francis a we have a renewable Newell Energy Efficiency Program. This is a very big program for all member countries. We have the Green Industrial Conference. There's a focusing on the industry we have the Vienna and deform co-hosted with other partners focused on renewable renewable energy. I understand private. sector has been playing an increasingly important role in helping facilitate the partnership. How do you understand the importance of price activate in playing a role to promote initiatives work price as a partner one of the important potent group of partner of course Governmental Power Dilemma Financial Institution Academia and we we have a UN agencies or brother Sister Agency. We are the pound but why we focus on the private sector as as one of the important engine for you need those inclusive sustainable in touch association process because our program when we move ahead. It's connected to practice it. Companies it connected to the local community maybe stuff from individual farmers start start ups and also the big companies but via from privacy and also when we move ahead of his some of the program will I to generate more impact of the project because we create a job food agro-processing manufacturing activities supported youth to have jaw support a women to have Joel and and that is a big concept of the private sector and we are very happy we worked very closely with the Global Compact the the UN there the headquarters of the privacy at those big companies small company all of the world obviously Africa's still needing a lot of assistance from the international community in many areas including innovation and now it infrastructures how you need to carry Al this job in Africa of course innovation as always very dynamic without innovation. I don't believe this world. We'll move ahead. This science technology will be developed and therefore you need the operation we could keep traditional way of if to embarrass individual projects for fifty years and the we enjoy very much a conspiracy wet local community where however when we move ahead with this SDG twenty thirty s did you go nine it puts innovation air as one of the pillar and then how to achieve inclusive sustainable in touch as we through the individual projects. It takes maybe ten thousand miles road. If we use the innovator way support a country you start from industrial strategy edgy on the subsectors for a whole industrial sector us the human resources you the national endowment use the compatibility ability being billed there will be much faster the ten thousand miles road or be greatly shortened that is what what we are doing with innovative approach to support a country we created a PCP program for country Polish focusing on individual strategy did you industrial policy advice to the country based on the national priorities and infrastructure is so critical ago we say it's connected connecting it to rolled connected to electricity conduct conduct to water and those that concept of the infrastructure when we move ahead industrial development infrastructure stretcher must be there otherwise we cannot to the industry with all the water without electricity without transportation. It's not industry. Maybe go back to the farm meaning. They still need infrastructure. So that's very important area for you need to support we are not on sation was a beer funding for infrastructure but we add on Asian could provide advisory services advices for the strategy to develop infrastructure connected to our programs like industrial pumps ops integrated egger industrial parks and a special economic zones and we mobilized resources from those international development institutions from agency and from the private companies that Tis what are we are doing and one of the issue I just lied to to to mashing it to before conclusion and the infrastructure trickiest specially for the digital infrastructure now people talk about the industrial revolution but a EH connected to more than eighty. Maybe year ninety kinds of technologies but those technology will be run on infrastructure a stretch of road. That is a digital infrastructure we now advice those countries especially developing country poorest country least developed countries to setup agenda to develop digital infrastructure.
NGO brings visibility to millions of children out of school worldwide
"This is Matt Wells at UN news an estimated two hundred sixty million children not receiving an education and the crisis hampering their access to vital life skills and the jobs market leaders at the nonprofit their world have committed to closing the education gap the organizations bringing visibility to the scale of the global education crisis through through an immersive installation the infant classroom a mirrored room which highlights the huge number of unfilled seats in schools across the world sites it on the main. UN Plaza in New New York the installation serves as the centerpiece of their world's latest campaign Hashtag right the wrong aiming to gain the financial support and political momentum to help children achieve she therefore potential and Gio Partners Founder Sarah Brown and President Justin Vanfleet spoke to you and uses Nutley Hutchison onstage in the G. Media his own during the German assemblies high level week well so we set up the infinity room right outside the main doors to the headquarters because we wanted to capture people going past and just make sure that education was front and center this has been a UN week where how we protect our planet has been the start to the week and and now we're moving across to talk about people on that planet and truthfully. We're not going to find a way to save upon it. If we don't find a way to educate all our children to who need to know what they need need to do to play their part so the infinity rumors you walk into it is a mirrored space that when you sit at the the children the school desks there the mirrors create literally millions of empty desks representing the two hundred and sixty million childrens. You say who don't get the chance chance to go to school and there's some sound as well right. Do you want to tell people a little bit about this. Once you walk in there you can close the door. You can create your own photographs. Create your own film mm-hmm and the space will will do all the work for you but also you can hear the sound of a classroom and hear what the sound would be if we had all those children at school learning unexcited and planning futures to justify anything to add just building on that is what happens if we don't do anything about that today in right now and that's why we thought it was so important even when climate and other issues are front and center that I see even here at the boxes for educations at the bottom because it's the foundation that really helps achieve all those. SDG's and by having the box here front and center it reminds people have not just tuned sixty million out of school today but if we don't change change course immediately in two thousand thirty actually over eight hundred million over half of the world's young people won't have the skills that they'll need tend to the workforce we productive members of society so as a wakeup wakeup call to what's actually going to be happening in twenty thirty if we don't take action great so what is what is the global education crisis exactly and how do you bring visibility into this with all these other. SDG's that are competing this week especially so the crisis is simply that you have millions of children out of school but the crisis is also what that means for them as they grow up and as Justin said you face a future where within a very short period of time half of the world's young people will not have the skills to be ready to be able to enter employment or run their own business or engage in a job that Romo might be doing an unskilled job but there's going to be plenty of scope for people with skill jobs but they have to have that learning and we're creating a bigger and bigger gap as we have children who are able to go through the secondary school and onto higher education and leaving so many millions behind and the challenges also not just for those children who are in the poorest hardest to reach parts of the world world but also this children who are displaced and we have so many more children to address in a humanitarian context where as a refugee as asylum-seeker as as a child whose family can can move several times as they move. We have to be able to be flexible and provide opportunities for them so the comp the competition with the other goals is not a competition you know. I was talking to me Muhammad this morning and she said something very wise. She's she loves the progress of any single goal all from her point of view responsible for seventeen any progress on any single goal has a positive impact on others and education arguably has the greatest impact on how we cheese every right youth is certainly at the center of the conversation these days right yes absolutely Sarah. Would you share a about the founding of the organization. What sort of inspired fired you to pursue education at this level so I didn't set out to set up a charity that was focused on the global education crisis. When we first started the charity seventeen eighteen years ago it had a different name it was focused on community health and education projects and looking at the grassroots level but what's happened. Is We've grown. We've partnered with other initiatives. Initiatives been inclusive with the way that we work working with Justin. In a leadership role. There brings a lot of skills and expertise with his team where actually you are able to work right of that top. top-down level of looking at how we unlock the political will unlock the financing on adopt commitments to education that we scroll back ten fifteen years just weren't there and the journey to making education the priority was one where whatever health project we were doing something around nutrition or something environmental you can never reach your full goal when you'd dealing with children who don't get that chance to go to school and it was just something where myself and the other like-minded people realize that if we collaborated together we creative partnerships together as an organization we could do that and that's where their world was born but there will doesn't work on its own either you know we've got partnerships with other. NGOs always with UNICEF here with the meeting with them this morning and getting a lot of new commitments for education sharing our resources and I think all of us have to do that so their world is is there to collaborate and work with others because we need government civil society. We need businesses if together going to reach these goals great that's that's what I was going to ask him aside from the infinity classroom sort of what other involvement you had with the UN Jay this week in maybe more details about those partnerships so we here we have the Business Coalition for education that we established. It's been building private sector engagement with education so they've been hosting a big event. We've campaigned for many years at their world to be able to see the creation of the new financing facility big pledging today and education wait. That's within the unison family is they're. They're scooping up massive commitment this week for education emergency so we're having busy days every day of course and you both. I believe leave returned from a trip to Greece recently right where Russia around degrees yeah. Could you share by breaking. You told us it was it was it was one of those his trips where you realize the sheer scale the challenge in both of the global level but also what it means individuals where we were there on days we had record numbers. There's of young people arriving on boats from Turkey and these refugee reception centres that were already overcrowded three or four five times the capacity no supplies even for for a place to ten nothing and they're just waiting outside and you had all of these young people and most of them young people in these camps and we were able to do is as we partnered with education not wait and the players the Dutch postcode lottery and we said we have to do something we have to right the wrongs such an injustice of what was happening there and so collectively we invested into programs with UN agencies with UNICEF and unique CR and we're delivering five thousand school places right now because those young children we went. We saw that young people were able to take out of those camps go down the road of these centers and their eyes light up. They're taking out of these places and hope and opportunity everything's right in front of them and then you know the end of the day they you have to go back and so we have to solve that crisis of the refugees being there in those conditions but also this transit center they need some type of hope and opportunity so we're not making in a plan to double the capacity immediately when over eighty percent of them service in the next few months so they all have chance of education while there and so that's that's our big our big challenge ahead wonderful where where else has their world gone and made impacts so far what we've worked a lot with refugees because we campaigned very heavily to be able to get funding through the humanitarian sector. It's not that many is that change come about so we've had a lot of work with Syrian refugees. I'm British and so for for us to see in Europe refugees coming in was a big wakeup call in two thousand fifteen to sixteen to realize how close that that came to us coming in into the Greek islands but also something where we have a responsibility these people now our neighbors and to be able to engage. We've worked a lot so one of our biggest initiatives so it was the big breakthrough was making a proposal for the double shift school system and the WF school system is very simple solution to massive influx of people needing education and a the population like Lebanon or Turkey Jordan overwhelmed by how to cater to that need generously being prepared to do so and so if the school can start earlier in the day day you gotta first shift of children coming through and then halfway through move overtook double. The number of children can come through a school building in one day which means you don't have to to spend time working out where you're going to build buildings. You can get on with working how your teachers are going to be trained to cope different language instruction making sure there's children have the opportunity and and that's worked amazing. I mean just speak to the numbers more accurately than I did but we have hundreds of thousands if not millions of children who are now in school as a result of that system that's wonderful. That's not sit and I think that's the point is we're not an organization just to run programs on the ground because there are a lot of great partners that do that already and what we're really trying to do is find out where the blockage is where the gaps who's missing out. How do we provide immediate support but then also how do we create that change and unlock the bigger amounts of funding the bigger partnerships need to happen to really deliver sliver at scale exactly what you're saying. Lebanon with this proposal partnered with the government agencies and over three hundred thousand young people went back to school last year. There were refugees in Lebanon. That otherwise wouldn't have had that opportunity before we all work together on this. It was about ten thousand immediate impact that you can have if everybody works together really put her mind to these new innovative ways of doing work. That's that's wonderful. I'm staying on the good news. You mentioned there. Were new pledges that came out this morning. Justin I I was following some of your tweets there was incredible progress that came out of the UN today. Can you share a bit about who those donors were and and what we saw the first CIANCI veterans education cannot wait so looking for funding that needs to be ready to move very very quickly whether it's an unfolding emergencies so there was a number of countries that came to the fore so we saw Norway Way Denmark who was that Germany Germany the United States made a commitment made a big commitment so all all of those commitments are there and ready and then reaching out more widely and I know that education will now look towards the expo twenty twenty coming up and talking to Dubai you buy cars and other organizations in the region about how to galvanize more countries to be able to come in on board we had even more because after the education cannot wait event we had the International Finance Facility for education which is a new proposal. We've had out there and now there's actually money coming into this thing so it's real it's real we had youth campaigners the past last two years campaigning with their world and other organizations to get this thing up and now now it's there today there were six hundred million dollars in pledges into that and because of the way it's sort but actually multiplies the money through through the Multilateral Development Banks Action Equates about two point one billion dollars. We'll be able to invest in the next generation of young people and you combine that that with the amount from education cannot wait. We're looking at two point three two point four billion dollars that was raised just today just across the street for education and that's a big deal. That's probably the most that's been raised origination and he's single day in history. I think that good news. You're going to be the place where we stop today. Thank you so much seren Justin for joining US everyone. Thank you so much for for your attendance. Thank you great
Headway Is Being Made But We cant slow down in race to end deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo,
"Is Connor Lennon from UN news. There are positive signs that the government's lead effort to end the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has turned the corner but there's no room for complacency. That's according to the. UN's emergency Ebola Response Coordinator David Gresley who was at U N headquarters on Wednesday used to take part in a ministerial level meeting to assess the more than year long efforts to end the second worst outbreak Evan he spoke to UN uses Matt Wells well. I think we're we're kind of at a more promising place than we certainly were a few months ago. When we saw a number of attacks against Ebola responders particularly in the city of Timbo uh things have advanced I think the main difference now is that not only as a greater security for responders input Timbo outside with Tim O. Vinnie. There are a lot of areas that were inaccessible in the past where where a lot of groundwork has been done to try to gain community acceptance for the response which has had a very positive impact getting into areas where the viruses circulated on a regular basis has allowed an effective response to to follow and we're seeing the cases decline and in some cases dramatically from very high levels down to practically zero so I'm increasingly optimistic with what we see in the Beanie Timbo area. We just need to see this extended to other areas where we're seeing the virus continued to circulate now a lot of different parts of the UN are are involved in this effort from health officials nice to to blue helmets from the mission is the response is joined up and as coordinated as it needs to be from your perspective. Well coordination is always a work in progress so I think it's it's coming along like I would like it to There's always more that you can work together on that. We continue to find ways to collaborate share information but I think there's a good good good spirit and I think the most important thing is that we've been able to drive that coordination down to to the lowest level where whereas most effective it's really the people on the ground that make the difference so whether it's. who or it's UNICEF effort the World Food Programme UNDP UNFPA all involved on this I o M is involved evolved on this We're seeing really good collaboration we WANNA bring our NGO partners on board all of course supporting the government of DRC who continues is to leave this response and and we're seeing I particularly I would cite the city of coordination there where I really think that has come together very nicely and it's also where we're seeing the lowest level of transmission despite the fact that this is where the epidemic generally began Health Organization chief Doc tendrils said on Wednesday the risk of spreading across the border of DRC was still high. What are you doing to try and help. This effort to limit at the risk of the way to do that of course is to eliminate the virus itself this is a very very urban area. people are surprised to hear the Timbale. Oh has more than a million people at these are large cities and it's important to understand that it's also very mobile population which allows movement between Benny Kimball but also to Ugandan border to Goma quite quite easily one or two day trip very routine and that that becomes the problem so what needs to be done is two or three three things is good preparedness around the border areas good preparedness in provinces adjacent in case the virus gets into that area. wore importantly is really just dry up the source of the virus in that central area. That's been feeding into the Ugandan border feeding into Goma and then the threat will go down. Considerably on vaccination has been some criticism. UN responses being too cautious to selective and their needs now to be a much wider wide a program initiated. What what's your view on the right way on that now. Well obviously vaccinations are very useful to think is also important to note. That vaccination by itself is probably not sufficient to end the epidemic. It can put a brake on on the spread slow it down but I in itself is probably not gonNA stop the epidemic but also also saves lives that's extremely important so that the best use of the vaccine is a constantly evolving question how best utilize that which populations are at greatest risk and I think as as Dr Tendrils says we learn as we go along as we adapt as we see the situation as new tools become available like therapeutics extremely extremely important tool to add to the arsenal against Ebola a bit by bit. We're making a bullet into a more normalized disease. and I think ultimately ultimately what we would like to see is that the bullet treatment centers themselves be seen as a place where you go to get cured of Bulla not die every bullet which is often the perception that totally turns and transforms the psychological aspect of bill as a disease. I mean Katie there have been some serious obstacles to be able to reach suspected suitcases and bill to clamp down on this outbreak most obviously the the ongoing violence at the hands of armed groups and the Phibro political situation in that region engine house the effort going there and in terms of countering that and also how successful the effort to try and win hearts and minds of people to get the trust of local people especially in rural communities where they are quite understand very very distrustful pretty much anybody in authority on the political side of the election of president. She's Katie with a long ways to offsetting the the politicization of Boll back at the end of last year when people have been put timber were not allowed to vote for the presidency and there's a I take a new opportunity and and you see it even talking with local militia groups of an interest in finding a reconciliation with the government in a way to move forward. It's very early early in that process but it's a different attitude at this point in time that makes it a little bit easier to work with so I think all the political side some very positive things now on the on the security side. It's a little bit different different. That's a mix you have on the one hand the Allied Defense Forces a Ugandan led group. That's based in the DRC has used extreme means of of attack only military police targets civilian as well terrorist acts basically and killing tens and sometimes hundreds of people full That's a very serious threat that disrupted the response late last year that has been less of a problem since MANISCO together with the Congolese army led a an offensive against the group in late last year November which pushed them back far enough to longer and have a direct impact but they remain in ongoing danger to the response and military action will still be required to keep keep them at bay the more domestic militia groups groups locally known as my my are different kind of threat they they are very much embedded in the communities. They're not in opposition to the communities and they are very suspicious and distrustful of national security forces which is where a problem comes often in the communities. There's a big distrust over over the Bulla response itself so it's a difficult combination but not an impossible and and engagement of the right people who have influence over leaders of these groups can make a difference to try to open up access quite frankly where Ebola has circulated for a period of weeks six people have died from Bulla that to demystify and takes the myth away because people see real and then then it's another opportunity for engagements very tragic way for that to happen but what we're seeing particularly benefit timbo areas that many of the areas that were inaccessible where there was transmission one by one or opening up with acceptance and that's the key is acceptance. It's not overcoming insecurity with acceptance you get security with acceptance you get the ability to treat people people with acceptance you get to bring this to an end most recently in in the city of Benny there was one area health area that had the highest rate of transmission of any healthier in the country twice that of the second highest that was only a matter of weeks ago at the beginning of August by middle middle of August with a lot of work on the ground with governments and an NGO and UN support that area opened up to full acceptance now. There's hardly any case of Ebola there in one by one. We're seeing these health areas come around for that. and that's leading to what we're seeing on. The dramatic decline in cases is between Benny and Timbo the very area that fed all these other localities in Uganda Goma on the Rwandan border and South Cube so we need to they do now the same province which is now has the largest number of cases in the country to gain the confidence and acceptance of populations there that's incomplete and that I work at least intensifies we can protect those communities but also prevents the spread east and West from tour. I mean that's a real threat as we speak today today. So what more support what will help does the government and the UN led response needed a stage from the international community. I think first of all it's important to note the the the technical leadership of government for the EVOLA response is extremely well qualified. They know he bulla as well as anybody. In the world led by Professor William Bay so they have the technical expertise what's required is the kind of support that I've described of course financial support ongoing support and coordination locally. I think is important. The neutrality and impartiality the peacekeeping force brings national security forces often cannot bring in that kind of environment. These are all different aspects that that are important. I what I think we need to see as well as a continued improvement and preparedness sadness both in the country and outside we really don't want this to spread any further and if the the important thing is to detect early if you detect early rapid response as possible and you close it down very very quickly so we need to make sure that happens and the and the other thing is really required. Is there still areas that are inaccessible where there's no known transmission but we're not sure because we're not there isn't endemic diseases yeah well. It's not there's no evidence that it's in these areas but we should be there to make sure it has not come in and circulating quietly secondly it would be good to get into these areas in the event that infection does come into that area better to be there ahead of time working with communities supporting them in other ways so that when the infection does come where a far better position to deal with quickly quickly rather than allowing to come up as another hot spot possible the international emergency state status that the disease has now the outbreak has it at this point that that could be lifted some time in the in the near future as soon as it's a radically aided and it's clear that it's it's a radical that of course that will be lifted at the appropriate time I think we have several well several weeks at a minimum to go. We need to get probably well into the end of the year. There's a forty two day period at at the end of the last case before. It's finally declared so we're we're weeks and weeks away from that one thing. That's not require right now is complacency. Success is good but it's incomplete and it's always at risk and we can see an explosion of cases if we if we stop the the kind of support that's going on. We need to be everywhere all the the time with everything going so we just need that kind of support internationally to keep going until we finish the job one last thing. I would think that's important is that we need to start thinking about the postie bullet period. It's not too early to do that. We need to start thinking what we're going to do to support number one survivors because they will continue to have health problems after this is over secondly. There's the possibility that they still carry residual amounts of the virus. You can have a new cases uses. come up later on so the surveillance system needs to be there to make sure that that's detective quickly probably more importantly is the recovery of the of the systems on the ground whether it's health education have been affected by this and then a broader support to the public health system. The bulla outbreak of nature of this outbreak is a function of poor governance and poor public health systems. If those causes are not dealt with effectively then this the whole thing could happen once again so we have to the root cause of why this became such a large epidemic.
Hurricane Dorian wreaked unprecedented mass destruction on Bahamas: UN relief chief
"This is matt wells u._n. News in the wake of hurricane doreen you and emergency relief coordinator mark lowcock flew to the bahamas on wednesday to meet with the prime minister and other members the government and discussed the next steps in the relief effort access to the worst affected islands of grand bahama and avocado remains extremely limited and the death toll is expected you to rise speaking in an exclusive interview with you and uses conor lennon. Mr lowcock described the scene as one of mass destruction huge numbers of homes destroyed breath huge areas of settlements towns and villages inundated with water debris everywhere call submerged with water save scenes of devastation on <hes> essentially the whole bulk of the population of those two islands apcoa <hes> <hes> set of violence and the population of fifteen twenty thousand people and then grand bahama with population probably the over fifty thousand people now you've made with the prime minister of the the bahamas the mood they must be pretty somber. Yes the <hes> hamas has never seen and events on such a catastrophic doc. Scale is this and <hes> it wasn't just the the hurricane was a huge hurricane much bigger than had been predicted but it hung in <hes> vicious way really for more than twenty four hours over deceptive islands batching them research after surge of seawater altering i wins and so on and so the <hes> government who <hes> used to dealing with that disasters aw aw naturally struck by the scale of the challenge they face. They have mobilized their system in an effective way they all the u._n. To come and help to prepare late last week which we did. We have people on the ground from friday. More than twenty percents of the population of the country probably has been affected in a very acute severe way by this disaster and really a huge event the like of which never been seen before in the bahamas. I mean if you in now the place is what it would be for twenty percent of the population of a country to have their lives lives turned upside down in their homes devastated in a single event over the the period of a couple of days the u._k. Twenty percent people if it were to happen in the u._k. Would be twelve million people just imagine something of that order. When you get a sense of wall the scale of the challenge facing the bahamas is now of course. It's a country with much more to population proportionate portion to its size. This is really unprecedented and catastrophic for the bahamas. Any government would be you know struck by the scale of the challenge and what we in the u._n. Wants to do is just provide the best health before we can as they meet the needs of their people and that's the commitment i made to the prime minister and his senior colleagues in the cabinet axis. This is still very difficult. Isn't it in the affected areas. How don't you think it will be before you can actually get teams on the ground. Access is very difficult. Most of the airports clashed population centers and not usable currently there. There are these these one apple in the south of the avocado islands which probably is operable apart. It's a long way from the main population centers and the roads between the formulation centers basically cut off. Some of the docs are also not useable so the main main means of access at the moment practically speaking is by helicopter and <hes> helicopters have been collecting the people in most severe need for example live <hes> medical evacuation and taking them to hospitals given that some of those in <hes> avocado and grand bahama. I'm not able to function of the moment how along will be before airports not running again and this this a facilities in us in to say at this stage where we are hoping and to have more assessment teams on the ground imminently. Do you have an idea on the list of what the next steps will be. Probably about. Seventy thousand people who are in need of surgent assistance in the prime minister told me that his priorities with food water shelter accommodation he's also rightly of course folks so maintaining public order and security security and there's also needs for health and medical services. We <hes> have had some casualty figures. Are you expecting these. She goes to rise tragically. It is very likely that the confirmed death toll is going to rise the prime minister told me that so far the official figures <hes> going to eight people having lost allies but i think it's it is likely that the final number will turn out to be. I'm afraid substantially very substantially potentially larger than that of course remediate focuses to try to avoid further loss of life and that's why there's this urgent priority on food food water accommodation health services for people so that there is for the loss of life beyond lab. That's already taken place even impossible to assess all of it. The bahamas is a prosperous country. What would you say to those who are wondering why the united nations needs to be involved in the relief effort huge event event twenty percent of the population affected. The government is taking the lead in organizing nursing homes. I'm paying the response <hes> any government for an event to solve just scale would naturally look for international assistance and the u._n. Has a very important role to play in that so what i would say is there's a human solidarity human even empathy and suffering. We all understand which would justify just the u._n. But overtones as well contributing to meet people's needs at this time of extreme <hes> tragedy is that we haven't covered that you think it's important for people to understand about the situation. I think you've got that rush. They're really thank you as we've covered the main things i wanted to cover okay. Maybe <hes> you know it's not really <hes> in the press briefing about what this this means <hes>. Let me just ask you a question about that so i understand around twenty percents of the population is affected and gives an idea of what this means for the bahamas.
"matt wells" Discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
"The curable disagree moving on to the New Mexico bowl. They played an Albuquerque Saturday at two pm on ESPN, North, Texas. The mean green at nine and three squaring off against Utah state at ten and to the point spread for those that matter is eight points in favor of the Utah. Utah state aggies excuse me. You may remember that Utah state. We talked a little bit about them down the stretcher because they lost their coach, Matt wells to Texas Tech. He's taken a good chunk of that staff from Utah state with him of note, when you're picking games, Matt wells will be involved in practice and in the game planning for the New Mexico, but he's not going to coach the team on game day on the flip side. We got the mean green North Texas holding onto supplemental after he was rumored for eventually pulled his name out of that case day coaching search. This would be the first time that North Texas has won ten games since nineteen forty seven and I'm not counting the nineteen seventy seven season where they wanna game in there because of a forefeit. So I think a lot on the line for North Texas. I think Utah state in a bit of coaching turmoil. You know, how I feel about that rule number two right though. I feel like Utah state is better on both offense and defense. It's not what I would. Sydor a fall on miss batch. So I go mingling outright here to the tune of not like thirty eight points, but I'm gonna say twenty five so Utah state's head coach who led them to this season will not be on the sidelines during the game. So by defaults, Seth Latrell, the more buoyant of the two coaches in the con- pool also Utah state while a really good year going ten and two and playing for the mountain west well near the end they were in it for the mountain west they really inflated that record with some wins over some pretty bad teams. Whereas North Texas I felt like was a little bit more competitive. Even though they do lose to believe they lost early to you who did they lose to UAB. Yeah. I'm gonna go with North Texas here. I think North Texas is the more stable program Seth Latrell opted to stay in Denton. So I have the Maine grain twenty eight twenty one here with medium amount of confidence. All right, swag swag, a gift suite. Gift suite put them in a room. I guess they let him walk around pick gifts or they just give them a gift bag or something. Like that. Oakley Jupiter squared sunglasses as I looked him up there. All right. Okay. Like, a if you're Bip Roberts. You expect a bit Roberts referenced did. You know? I didn't. Okay. Didn't also an Oakley five-speed backpack. A bluetooth speaker water bottle of beanie a Montgomery fountain pen you ever use a fountain pen before not often probably once or twice at a Bank. Maybe takes a little finessed in not gonna lie and a headwear trucker's cap what we're looking at here. Okay. This is fine. This is a this is a beach trip is what this is the bluetooth during the backpack in the sunglasses. Yeah. And when you go to Beechy Albuquerque, you have to you have to come prepared to bluetooth speaker is great. It's valuable water bottle. Always good and great for the environment, not using plastic. And I'm it it's fine. Nothing. That is why we I don't know. What's in the gifts? Wait, I will. You know, if there are a lot of enchiladas at the New Mexico bowl, then you can sell me as always if any of these bowls wanna send. Us free swag. We are interested or enchiladas also in torrential at us. Yeah. The mid Sabih. She Motors loss Vegas bull. They played at Sam Boyd stadium in Las Vegas. It's on ABC Saturday, three thirty Arizona state at seven and five verses.
"matt wells" Discussed on Shutdown Fullcast
"This are surprisingly good. This is presently contains game. Yeah. Those hot great kickoff. This is like the best possible kickoff to ball season considering it's going to be like non conference champs and all that. This is a great kickoff Utah. Stay also everyone's losing their head coaches. I believe isn't north anywhere. Seth because of as of recording. He's in the running for Kansas state. Okay. So we'll see how that turns out by the time people hear this and several days. But okay, Matt Matt wells is leaving to go to Texas Tech, the interim in the interim coach Frank I'm gonna assume this name is my Lai and his wife have three sons Maximus Samson and titan. They also have a daughter her name Cecilia. I promise you Cecilia is the one you don't wanna fuck with. I promise you this Celia is the meanest. Are. Can I follow up to this story with a set of three sisters in school by frontier that yes? And I'm going to ask you to spot the hellraiser among these three sisters. Okay. Anne, Sarah DeLorean. I'm going with Sarah you'd you'd think. So, but you'd be wrong, it's any wow. Yeah. Yeah. Since Mary and two of the moon on brothers next to Celia has definitely terrible bullied Samson. And now we're not get back on track. Dammit. A good game. We should talk about this next up. Next up is the Las Vegas bowl. Jason that was. We Jason's already done. No, come come. You can talk about the New Mexico bowl. This is why I want. Okay. I'm I'm Mosey. This. According to Wikipedia this game is the only annually nationally televised sporting event in the state of New Mexico whole state, this represents you don't fuck up North, Texas and Utah state because we don't see New Mexico the rest of the year. We don't know what happens there. We don't know if they're living in squalor. We watched this game. And we hope that they're fine. We don't I mean you forget, by the way, New Mexico has more elk than people. There's like eighty animals total you and the animals we're not going to get you know, we're not doing this. You don't know what ails through? Usually. It isn't a large dos. Gives me. I am quoting Hal mummy here. Who would know because I think he went like eight and seventy three at New Mexico state. Right. I think he was trying to find a way for football to be played by elk. So the New Mexico state could have advantage. He never he's brilliant. But he never figured out a way to make that happen. I we do. I did find out doing a little background research for this game that North Texas in a weird way. And SMU are the reasons why we have Hayden fry an intern Kirk farance at Iowa go on so. Pain fry gets hired at the as the coach and the AD at North Texas before the nineteen Seventy-three season at the time. They were thinking about dropping down a division in football. Or maybe not even having a team. But he got them a share of the at the time. They were in the Missouri valley conference. He got the machine of that title. They decided to leave the conference because they wanted to find a more football oriented conference. Something more local they were trying to get into the the southwest conference like appearance. Correct. This did not work and North Texas spent a shit ton of money in the process trying to get into the southwest conference mostly being blocked at every possible turn bias MU where Hayden fry head coach previously. Do does anybody know why he left I do not gambling debts because he clash? With boosters who wanted to start a slush fund and Hayden fry thought that was a bad idea. Whoops. So so he goes North, Texas. And he's he's extremely good at North Texas..
"matt wells" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"And then you know is a played yesterday on the program turns out that Matt wills is situated in. I I greatly regard. Turbie ho cut. But I think that he set himself up here Taft explain to the tech fan base. Why they should take a name that a lot of people say who now what was his name. Again, that's going to be a problem in. It is a growing problem. I can tell you first hand you'll throughout the course of regent gate in in the contacts and just that has grown over time. My text messages right now, a lot of people really disappointed at this hour, not decided whether or not tech has made a formal offer to Matt wells. But plenty of press today that Matt wills is the guy in again that may be a smoke flare. I don't know that may as smokescreen excuse me, Matt wills may well be a smoke screen. But if it's not a smokescreen, I'll also say this guy's listen just hear me out. Ill in two thousand a lot of this didn't know the name Mike Leach knew that he was an up and coming off insa coordinator, it Oklahoma had been there for a year. But a lot of I remember listening to Mike Leach versus purse press conference. And we really need to pull that audio. Because I remember he made some analogy to hyenas taken down prey in it made no sense. But it was our first our first debut of Mike Leach without the swagger at that point. But still with the mind that he had and just raven on like he was doing. But the Matt wells things has has listen there's a lot of acrimony out there right now about this in maybe unmet expectations on what the coaching. Search would come up with. But I can tell you from high level donor sources that have reached out to me. This is not a good situation right now. And this may be the reason by the time you hear about a finalist you begin to get a lot a pile on and the university sooner or later making a statement. And you're not hearing that because there's a lot of behind the scenes acrimony with Matt wells. And that's what's going on right now. And I can tell you that. I definitively know that a meeting was arranged between Kirby hocutt, who by the way is probably top five finest athletic stricter 's in the country. But a meeting was arranged for ho cut and Dana Hoeger Sohn, coach West Virginia. Former coach assistant coach at Texas Tech meeting was arranged in. Atlanta. And Kirby hocutt declined Don Williams and others have reported when I'm telling you now, but I'm giving you the location declined to make that meeting to meet with Dana Hoeger Sohn. And again, we're all just underneath this term elite right now. And how that plays doesn't sit. Well, with a lot of folks, something I hope that will sit well with you while I'm thinking about it again have Chris level in a prerecorded interview here in just a moment we recorded this this morning before he left for Miami. Our firm with red writer sports, and I've got a whole screen on my big big a money money MAC in front of us in the studio to see what's going on read regular sports. Make sure that we give it to you firsthand. If anything comes up in the coaching search while we're live. But last night we sat down to record the intro to the song, a new intro accustom intro bar friend, western Taylor. Bob, a friend that I would call west and guitar Taylor. I want you take a listen to it. I think it I think it hits the brand of the program and what we're after here a different sound country slash different sow. Sound kind of a raven sound what you to listen to it. And tell me what you think eight oh, six sim four five fifty eight hundred that's eight hundred six some four five fifty eight hundred check it out this our debut right here..
"matt wells" Discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football
"All right. You couldn't you couldn't give enough points. I hate this Kentucky offense with a burning burning passion. And if you said, oh, it's actually Kentucky minus twenty eight and a half. I'd be like that is so many points. But I have to take I have to give them. All right. Right. Yeah. That's it. Holy war. I'm gonna go Louisville here. Sweet sweet prints moving on Saturday late night. Ten pm NFS one. Hollywood BYU at Utah, Utah a thirteen and one half point favorite. They've won the last seven here. I don't know if this is a look ahead spot for Utah. I find that hard to doesn't matter. Really? I find that very hard to believe this game is always close mall. He's close Utah is demonstrably better this season. But still it's always close, Dan. I am obligated by just common logic common. Really to take the points. Here. This games, always close. Yeah. It's been pretty close. I don't know. The last time let's see last time. It was decided by double digits appears to be twenty eleven Utah. One fifty four to ten so outside of that. It has been relatively close two thousand eight it was a twenty four point game. But yes, it has been single digits. Many many more years than not I am also going to take those points. I don't have a very good explanation. I think Utah is happy to they're going to play hard by the still a backup quarterback. It's still a backup running back. And it doesn't matter. What happens there in the Pac twelve championship game in Santa Clara? So now, it'd take those points, but Utah wins moving on. Let's go to Saturday at ten fifteen. Liz Halama game, Utah state at Boise state, Boise is a three point home favourite. They've won the last two. I would also add circling back to the top of the show to head football coaches, both of whom are rumored. To be in the running for that. Colorado job. True. Who do you up? Good coaches. I think I'm going to take Utah state here. And I know they were they probably should have lost to Colorado state on the road last week the second straight road game, Boise state just feels a little bit more cohesive. But to me the best thing in this game is the Aggie offense. And I don't know if you wanna look up the weather while I'm talking about how good this Matt wells, and David Joost and Jordan love combination has been and how wrong I was because we had some Utah state fans sort of disappointed that I didn't have anything really nice to say, but Utah state when we were previewing the mountain west, but I was super wrong about Utah state. They've been really good this year. And so I am going to roll with Matt wells in this Utah state team to pull out a shootout on the road against the Broncos on the turf they win this game by touchdown. According to the weather that I see here, and I have not had a chance to get snippy and Boise hadn't that had chance to go through the weather maps that I would like I would typically do right? Analyze the jet stream and whatnot. But I'm seeing about thirty degrees at kickoff. So it's about nine fifteen local kick nine v bound time. Yeah. That's me. That's a chilly game going to be bring the Budel hounds for that one. Then what does that to had knit hat? Oh, I thought it might have been like a Likud or that you could sneak in your socks. Yeah. Poodle hammering that do keep yourself. Yeah. Friday, we could travel back in time again Buddha. Do bitter do three games here as we travel back in time hop in the Delury, by the way, I'm gonna go Boise. Gimme Boise at. Oh. Okay. Do you have a locked so far is anything jumped out to lock wiser you? Are you saving that is one? But I don't want to give it away yet. All right. We'll get there. Friday, twelve pm on FOX fear sitting around the day after thanksgiving black Friday, maybe cashing in some deals online..
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slacking ambition episode 62 are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back what's up slackers matt wells back here with you thanks so much for joining me again for this week's episode us lacking ambition episode number sixty two i sure do appreciate cia this week slackers i'm talking to dr chirad paul dr paul is a key weas from new zealand but he's a world renowned geneticist and he has uncovered the path to tapping the genetic code in each of us to allow us to better understand our own personal genetics so that we can make a more informed choices and terms of our health so that we can live longer be stronger healthier and just overall happier as a result he is the author of the new book the genetics of health understand your genes for better health and can a link to that book over at the show notes page or this episode which a lacking ambition dot com forward slash sixty two as well as dr paul's a website uh which is sharad pulled out com now he in this book he goes into detailing how our genes may be helping or hampering our best efforts at getting healthier and in this episode he talks about how a even though as humans we are all fundamentally the same we are also very different genetically and that can lead to different um a problems in terms of health weather early or later in life uh but also some surprising things uh that i wasn't aware of about uh how things leg at the types of food that you like there's a genetic influence on that uh also whether and how not you tend to kind of be lazy which slackers out or i'm sure slackers out there can uh relate to you but also how whether you're you know type airtight be i guess uh and all sorts of things that are genetics can have an influence on button.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slacking ambition episodes sixty one what's up slackers matt wells here hey before he had started just wanted to let you know that i got confused during this episode and kept saying sliding ambition dot com forward slash sixty was going to be the show notes page for this episode but that's incorrect we already had episode sixty last week so that's going to be slagging ambition dot com forward slash sixty one for the show notes page this week so any time you hear me say slacking ambition dot com forward slash 60 just think sixty one and man oman glad matt wells told me before the episode started okay on with a show are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place had slacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back what's up sliders bat wealthier thanks so much for joining me for lacking ambition episode sixty really do appreciate job my guest this week slackers names tina halla she's a phd she's a scientists to to started to break away from her career spent over twenty years and biotechnology to pursue a new path as a positively speaker and trainor in 2011 she discovered positive psychology and motive it motivated her to spread the word about the life changing science that's helping people live their best most meaningful lives uh she became certified in positive psychology through the whole being institute in 2014 and that's the same your she founded a company has called the positive edge uh which you can find at the positive edged dot org linked to at this week's show notes page lackey ambition dot com forward slash 60s of of check that out.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slacking ambition episode fifty nine bloggers what are you doing sitting around would you could be out earning extra money you've heard me talk about uber before and that's because i'm a big believer in it you can earn good money either fulltime or parttime but either way it's all on your time that's right be your own boss make your own schedule turn your car into a cash cow today by heading over to slacking ambition dot com forward slash uber by signing up there you're going to get an extra one hundred dollars on top of whatever else you're earn after the first fifteen rides in thirty days and slackers that's easy so get over to slacking ambition dot com forward slash uber and sign up now that sliding ambition dot com forward slash uber and sign up are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back what's up slackers about wealth back with you again for this week's episode of psyching ambition episode fifty nine thank you so much for sticking with me through thick and thin of it'll be in back with b again this week i really do appreciate your slackers this week my guest is named daniel wallich now daniel is a fascinating and man he is twenty one years old he is these reviver of seven count them seven lifethreatening heart conditions and has gone through multiple surgeries throughout the course of his life and come back stronger each time and he's a fulltime student.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slacking ambition episode fifty eight eight air slackers matt year have you ever thought about started your own blogger website but didn't think that you had the technical knowhow or the time to learn what i'm here to tell you that not only is it a lot easier than you think but i can show you how to do it in five minutes that's right i can show you how to start your own blog or website in just five minutes just go to slacking ambition dot com forward slash website to learn how that slacking ambition dot com forward slash website are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells was holding you back what's up slackers matt wells here with you thank you so much for joining me for episode fifty eight of slacking ambition really do appreciate ya so this week's episodes slackers is going to be a little different than what near use to this episode is the first time i'll be featuring a listener feedback are not be baben listeners story episode few weeks ago you heard me put out the call to action that i wanted to hear from you wanted to hear your stories about how you're taking action to stop slacking and start achieving and working towards sir with whatever your your goals your dreams are and i heard back from a young lady named imam berry she is a southern california native and a college student us at jiggling nineteen and as she started her own company selling teaser companies called dainty and she's done everything herself.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slack again bishen episode 55 are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back hey there slackers matt wells here have you ever thought about started your own blogger website but didn't think that you had the technical knowhow or the time to learn what i'm here to tell you that not only is it a lot easier than you think but i can show you how to do it in five minutes that's right i can show you how to start your own blog or website in just five minutes just go to slacken ambition dot com forward slash website to learn how that slacking ambition dot com forward slash website what's up slackers matt wells here with you thank you so much for joining me again this week for episode 56 of slacking ambition i really do appreciate cia slackers this week my guest is joe san arc he is a speaker a mental health counselor or license professional councillor actually uh he's a podcast her in his own right and he's also business consultant he has the number one podcast for counselors actually it's called the practice of the practice podcast and his website is also called practice of the practice dot com is a site and podcast that focuses on a professional counsellors chiropractors and massage therapist who may be working e as an employee in a setting somewhere and want to start their own private practice hence the name and maybe not knowing where to start he helps them to not just gain the skills necessary to start their own practice but also to market it correctly and really help it grow such that uh they can then really start focusing on other aspects of the business rather than just simply.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Lacking ambition episode fifty five are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back pay their slackers matt wells year have you ever thought about started your own blogger website but didn't think that you had the technical knowhow or the time to learn what i'm here to tell you that not only is it a lot easier than you think but i can show you how to do it in five minutes that's right i can show you how to start your own blog or website in just five minutes just go to slacking ambition dot com forward slash website to learn how that slacking ambition dot com forward slash website what's up slackers matt wells with you thanks so much for tuning in this week to slacking in bishen episode fifty five i really do appreciate cia so slackers this week i'm talking to key shem more kisha is an author she is an educator is also an activist we don't really so much get into that as much in this episode but we do focus on her consulting business uh sure her website is your life in focus coach dot com and she has a coaching programme to help women achieve their goals and get clear on their lives purpose now having looked into her for what she has to offer i wanted to bring rod because i don't you know even though she worked mostly with women i do think that the techniques and methodologies that she's developed are very applicable to everyone and i think that you agree with me by the end of the interview uh in this interview she focuses on her system that she'd fell developed which is called focus.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slack again bishen episode 53 are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's lacking ambition with your host matt wells once holding you back hey there slackers matt wells here have you ever thought about starting your own blogger website but didn't think that you had the technical knowhow or the time to learn what i'm here to tell you that not only is it a lot easier than you think but i can show you how to do it in five minutes that's right i can show you how to start your own blog or website in just five minutes just go to slacking ambition dot com forward slash website to learn how that slacking ambition dot com forward slash website what's up slackers boutwell's with ya thank you so much for joining me for this week's episode it's lacking ambition episode 53 really do appreciate slackers this week i'm talking to nitin shoda nitin is the embodiment of the american dream if you ask me he moved here from india a penniless and in a post nine eleven world and uh really just didn't have any prospects would he guy here but was able to pull himself up by his bootstraps i went on to become a health professional and a physical therapist and i what i really like about his story is that most people you'll hear me say this in the interview but i i want to drive at home most people get a become maybe become a physical therapist that's a job that most people would naked are going to go look for a job and then try to work their way up within the job and a nitin has really been able to take uh the being a physical therapist being a health professional.
"matt wells" Discussed on Remso Republic
"Said she was the president what time could see party that several years back whip before a congressional committee regarding the iris targeting of tea party served organizations and she went on you know she went front panel said another surfer vassal aama warned free american woman coming to you say that you have knocked your job you have transgressing your forty news the american and as she was prime marion you know i call her anti subsidy martha roby this congresswoman misuse primary against alabama against the by where it's like you know the media hates her because she's not you know this person that's gonna bring back all this money was port spending in all this other stuff back to the state she's a person that actually wants to limit federal power throw power back not to say to the states with the individual wise she catching on key have a phenomenal grassroots movement but it just wasn't going were it needs to go and i've seen as so often with campaigns you know if a good ideas gets you people sell itself we can only do so when people here you got to the point rows a he now what the media is failed us i know that if i put my mind to it and i think my producer ryan i say that he does ninety percent of working i just talk is of the producer for my show um i want to give people alternative media that seem professional a type of professionals that young necessarily see more libertarian circles i want to have his idea sell themselves because we have amazing messengers and liberty movement conservative libertarian like me.
"matt wells" Discussed on Remso Republic
"If your question yes at what what i consider myself a pretty staunch conservative i am you know a recent republican convert but that does not make me any less libertarian because of that no i don't see backend only twelve i consider myself yummy bakken twenty twelve i consider myself mitt romney's worse volunteer because uh i was i was still in high school at the time i knew i did not want rocco lama the president again so i signed up to be a volunteer for mitt romney's campaign and before i get it on one door her make one phone call or give out one button butler sticker i just realized you know there's something about this current republican party that's just not jibin with me i'm not really digging it so the the election comes and goes i'm i'm not really surprised by what happened with the loss mitt romney so i go so this new organization that what am i teachers and at my school was starting it was a young conservatives club i ran for president as i'm like you know let's talk about fair trade about individual liberty the idea that if you don't break my back your picked my ocoee we should be friends of we should coexist and if you don't like me that's why i have my spot you have your spot we could live in the peaceful to get there be prosperous in the market worried the profit from each other i mean that's how you promote peace and prosperity but i ended up losing we'll guy who is the secretary for the school democrats at the time because everyone was just like a you know that's up his nice but that stuff doesn't win that stuff is not applicable to our current political climate at that point i was so disillusioned i was like what the hell is going on so i do i any loss teenager does i took mind is down the inaugu gould them and next to you know i come up with all these names such as ludwig enisa's critic fund hayek and.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"Slacking ambition episode fifty one eight air slackers matt wells year have you ever thought about started your own blogger website but didn't think that you had the technical knowhow or the time to learn what i'm here to tell you that not only is it a lot easier than you think but i can show you how to do it in five minutes that's right i can show you how to start your own blog or website in just five minutes just go to slacking ambition dot com forward slash website to learn how that slacking ambition dot com forward slash website are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place it's so lacking ambition with your host matt wells was holding you back let's up slackers matt wells back with yet again for episode fifty one of slacking ambition thank you so much for joining me again this week i really do appreciate ya slackers this week i'm talking to jonathan dyson jonathan is the founder of a consulting firm called light rock based out of houston here in my own home state of texas and also the founder of a new product called bench watch which is a tool designed to help consultants and entrepreneurs be matched with potential client some have gone so far as to call it the uber of consulting and a jonathan is also the author of the new book the consulting economy how to manage your career in the coming a workforce revolution jonathan gets into a lot about how a companies are being forced to reexamine their business model when it comes to employees and are relying more and more on on contractor workforce up.
"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
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"matt wells" Discussed on Slacking Ambition
"It's lacking ambition episode 48 this episode of lacking ambition is brought to you by us off the all in one noah tropic stack used for enhanced concentration improved focus better memory and greater athletic performance whether you're in the boardroom where the weight room as authors the all in one noah trumpet to help maximize your potential as off combines the world's most potent noah tropics and clinically research sports performance ingredients into thirty easy to swallow capsules basically they've done all the work for you go to seeking as off dot com and use the code slacker fifteen at checkout to get 15 percent off your first order again go to seeking azot a z o t h dot com and use the coupon code slacker fifteen at checkout to get 15 percent off your first order are you constantly procrastinating when it comes to your big dreams you've come to the right place gets lacking ambition with your host matt wells was holding you back what's up slackers met wells back with you thank you so much for joining me for this week's episode episode forty eight of slacking ambition really do appreciate you being with me this week i'm talking to simko gluck ssim cut is the founder of a company that takes learning how to be an entrepreneur and turns it into a fun game base learning system that rewards the participants and the students along the way so it is really a a very effective way to teach skills real world applicable skills.