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Humanity Brought to Its Knees With Hour-Long Partial Internet Outage
"Top story this week the world was given a chilling peek behind the wireless cuts in all future chaos on tuesday when a global internet outage thoughts on this closed some websites for an hour It was truly harrowing for The planet's greatest species the human race with the loss of such sites as gideon website amazon. Read it and social media sites such as clank garbage g. o. p. o. j. toward la and ephemera where people post three second videos of themselves suffering existential angst Humanity was brought to its quivering. Nays and several major religions declared a full on magadan During the outage the uk government website went down which led to a fifty eight minute. Golden age of joy hope and productivity before normality was thankfully restored. Now i'm alex clearly this This is probably the most traumatic thing that's ever happened to The world How how did you both cope with with with a trauma. I found it a real relief and just the prospect that this was. The beginning of the end was quite a relief Most spent their whole time. Trying to identify which sites were up and down i started to separate doomsday cults and set them against each other. I don't know what you didn't have found one of the fascinating things was. Everyone had an opinion about what should be done or what was happening. Even nobody had any information about what was happening. It was revealed if nothing else that nobody knows how any of it works especially the people who think they do and definitely not the people whose job it was to make it work. My problem is that none of the good stuff that you want the internet to go down with ever goes down like my online mortgage payment went through which is really really painful. And i've had no internet for a couple of days because of the monsoon situation and we don't have any aeroplanes coming and going to india's you know which leads to the question. Maybe you guys know this now. The world with all its essential elements greed tiktok. That's still around. Alice and when we don't we don't really know that's the thing with internet outages is it does. It does lead to people questioning whether anything exists. If it's not being you know life blocked in some way
Hour-Long Partial Internet Outage Brings Humanity to Its Knees
"World was given a chilling peek behind the wireless cuts in all future chaos on tuesday when a global internet outage thoughts on this closed some websites for an hour It was truly harrowing for The planet's greatest species the human race with the loss of such sites as gideon website amazon. Read it and social media sites such as clank garbage g. o. p. o. j. toward la and ephemera where people post three second videos of themselves suffering existential angst Humanity was brought to its quivering. Nays and several major religions declared a full on magadan During the outage the uk government website went down which led to a fifty eight minute. Golden age of joy hope and productivity before normality was thankfully restored. Now i'm alex clearly this This is probably the most traumatic thing that's ever happened to The world How how did you both cope with with with a trauma. I found it a real relief and just the prospect that this was. The beginning of the end was quite a relief Most spent their whole time. Trying to identify which sites were up and down i started to separate doomsday cults and set them against each other. I don't know what you didn't have found one of the fascinating things was. Everyone had an opinion about what should be done or what was happening. Even nobody had any information about what was happening. It was revealed if nothing else that nobody knows how any of it works especially the people who think they do and definitely not the people whose job it was to make it work. My problem is that none of the good stuff that you want the internet to go down with ever goes down like my online mortgage payment went through which is really really painful. And i've had no internet for a couple of days because of the monsoon situation and we don't have any aeroplanes coming and going to india's you know which leads to the question. Maybe you guys know this now. The world with all its essential elements greed tiktok. That's still around. Alice and when we don't we don't really know that's the thing with internet outages is it does. It does lead to people questioning whether anything exists. If it's not being you know life blocked in some way
Jatinga Bird Deaths
"Why during monsoon season between august and october between six and nine pm would come hurtling down by the dozens. I haven't met dr chowdhary in person. But there's something. I love about imagining this. Avian sherlock holmes don quixote figure chasing after birds to understand why. They're flying to their deaths interesting. I started visiting. Judging does instrument the bar for nine all the local say goes is started long. The naga tribes. It's not just something that the village residents experienced with their own eyes. It was also the stuff of legend part of the local law that was handed down between generations. Then this utterly founded start slang towards them at night as a better man than the day. Think about that the descent of the birds with someone tent so overwhelming that it cleared out the villages previous population. The people of gitonga couldn't live with it. Maybe because it was inconvenient or maybe it was just the really ominous vibe regardless gitonga remained abandoned for a long time until a new population resettled in nineteen. O five we don't know why these people came. Perhaps they were just taking advantage of the available land but once they settled an experienced their first monsoon season. Something really fascinating happened. A new story emerged expedients phenomena. That's all that. It is a got some so dan startup killing by ding. The birdseed bamboo poles and phenomenon started since the gitanas new inhabitants. So the same falling birds. As the very reason to stay to them it was anything but a frightful or ominous omen was an offering. It was free food gift from the gods. It was as they say a bird in the hand. A new narrative took hold that the birds were willing themselves out of the sky handing themselves. Over to the villagers people started referring to the phenomenon as the gitonga bird suicides
UN Launches Response Plan for Rohingya in Bangladesh
"Bringing Refugees who fled persecution in myanmar. For years ago are more vulnerable than at any point since two thousand seventeen the. Un has warned in an appeal for international support to help them launching the cool for nine hundred and forty million dollars for nearly nine hundred thousand refugees in bangladesh's cox's bazar camp complex un refugee agency chief. Filippo grandi also urged india and thailand to keep their borders open to those fleeing from violence linked to the myanmar coup tuesday's appeal covers requests for more than one hundred thirty four partners who include un agencies international ngos and a majority of bangladeshi ngos if funded it will also benefit almost half a million bangladeshi nationals living in communities that are hosting the refugees the world food program which is also present in cox's bazar warned that the covid nineteen crisis has reduced opportunities for refugees. The camp complex also disaster-prone and faces a monsoon to cyclone seasons every year which is why the un agency continues to support disaster risk reduction activities. These include rebuilding cyclone shelters improving drainage systems stabilizing slopes and helping communities diversify their livelihood activities. So that they do not need to rely on agriculture for income
Monday’s blaze uprooted more than 45,000 mostly ethnic Rohingya
"The reindeer refugees who lost everything in a massive at a camp in southern bangladesh. Need the world support more than ever. That's the message from the. Us emergency relief. Chief mark lowcock his released fourteen million dollars from a central fund to support thousands of families that coupon camp in southern bangladesh. Monday's blaze up rooted more than forty. Five thousand mostly ethnic ringer. The cause of the fire is still unknown. As is the exact number of casualties at the camp. You in children's fund spokesperson. James elder told you a news shortly after the blaze was brought under control u. n. team on the ground have been reporting. I've the last twelve hours that they have not really seen anything at the scale and intensity that has ripped through homes. You've got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you end reporting at the moment that at least fifteen people dead four hundred missing tens of thousands so again already living a very difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they call their homes. And what have a mega positions. They had a statement on thursday. Mr lowcock described the refugees who fled what top officials of liken to ethnic cleansing in myanmar. In two thousand seventeen as one of the world's most vulnerable communities they need our support now more than ever as the covid nineteen pandemic continues to take its toll and with the approaching monsoon season. The un emergency relief coordinator explained.
Fire At Rohingya Refugee Camp Leaves Hundreds Missing, Thousands Homeless
"At least fifteen. People have died in a massive fire at refugee camp in southern bangladesh. Home mainly to ruin this fled neighbouring myanmar. In four hundred are still missing. That's the latest on tuesday from u. n. teams in refugee volunteers on the ground at cox's bazar. We need to rebuild quickly ahead of the upcoming monsoon. Is you in children's fund spokesperson. James tells you a news. Daniel johnson what we know the mum. It is Across an area that really is the largest settlement for refugees planet. Life is already very difficult based on the intensity the lack of space which they leave and there's been a fire like yesterday bangladesh. Tom literally his ripped through what is arena refugee camp now. Un teams on the ground have been reporting. I've the last twelve hours not really ever seen anything of this scale and intensity that has through homes. What you've got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you end reporting at the moment that at least fifteen people dead full hundred a missing tens of thousands of again already living a very difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they call their homes and whatever meager positions they had so it's a disaster it's unfolding. It really looked like despite all the efforts to bring it under control the fire it continued to ride for the camps and it really any slowed once it reached my in roads and water bodies. Do you know what started the fire. Nobody there is no clarity at the moment there. Typical those in charge of looking into the investigation and causes and so on doing that right now and they say no from word on on cause of the fire. But you've got ten people up to ten people living in each shelter mainly women and children. I understand yeah. The thing with the camp saw that we are talking about. I mean almost half a meter. At least four hundred and fifty thousand ringgit children are in those camps they making up just over one into now again a staggering numbers but that's four hundred and fifty thousand children who already living very difficult circumstances or went through horrendous circumstances to have to move in the first place at really is to make things much worse for children from a unicef point of view what we try to do with these kids. Don't just about helped back saying it's about learning centers unfortunately we many of those learning santa's of burnt to the ground. So you for all these kids who enjoyed son much indicted i live is unimaginably hod just a bit
UN teams assisting tens of thousands of refugees, after massive fire rips through camp in Bangladesh
"The un and partners are rushing to help forty five thousand people who've lost everything in a massive fire in cox's bazar refugee camp bangladesh. The majority women and children will than nine thousand shelters housing up to ten people with damaged in the blaze. While the un migration agency iowa said that its largest health clinic in the vast complex had been destroyed in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still unknown. As is the exact number of casualties at the camp. Which is home to hundreds of thousands of people who fled persecution in myanmar in twenty seventeen. Here's you and children's fund spokesperson james elder. Un teams on the ground have been reporting the last of twelve hours. They've not really ever seen anything of the scale and intensity that has ripped through harms. You've often got ten people living in a small shanty as a family or as an extended family so you in reporting the moment that at least fifteen people dead full hundred missing tens of thousands who again were already living a difficult situation tens of thousands of lost what they called their homes and whatever meager possessions they had ranga volunteers and un teams worked through the night to respond to the most immediate needs of victims. Assistance includes shelter. Kits that will allow people to begin to rebuild their homes as well as emergency items including blankets solar lights mosquito nets and jerry cans with the start of the monsoon looming. Rebuilding is critical. Iom said it needs at least twenty million dollars to respond to most urgent needs which include helping people to reconstruct monsoon proof shelters emergency latrines and the destroyed health facility.
Stranded residents rescued as floods hit Jakarta
"More than 1000 people across the Indonesian capital of Jakarta were forced to evacuate Saturday as monsoon flooding ravaged the city. According to Reuters. Flooding caused residents in the capital, which is home to 10 million people to walk through shoulder high waters, with emergency personnel working to evacuate elderly residents. In total about 1380 residents were ordered to leave the southern and eastern areas of the city as floodwaters rose. Indonesia's meteorology agency B M K G, warned that more rain could cause even or is flooding in the coming days.
Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus with 15 onboard
"Rescuers in the mountains of northern Pakistan also dealing with the aftermath of a landslide there, digging through mud and debris, searching for survivors of a minibus that was overtaken. Police say 15 people were on board. In the lands. I pushed the bus into a deep ditch and buried it. Landslides after heavy monsoon rains are common in
Places to Fly Fish
"Desportivo fly-fishing has become a favorite way for many urbanites to decompress. And that's how Chris Santillo started his fifty places recreation guides. He now also writes about places to paddle bicycle golf end snowboard, but his number one passion is fly fishing Chris thanks for joining US great to be here, Rick. Thanks what is it about fly fishing that those who know it and love it or so passionate about I've thought about this a lot oftentimes when I'm out on the river and I think that people come at it from a lot of different directions I. I think there's the chance to be out in nature in a quiet and beautiful place. There's an old saying that's trout don't live in ugly places and neither do bone Fisher Tarp in Atlantic Salmon. So you're usually in pretty pristine places that can support these fish species. About especially, if you're river fishing about being in the water, I don't mean to sound cliche but there is something about the oneness of being with the river in that sense of flow I drive a lot over mountains and past beautiful rivers in Europe and the United States and I see a lot of people with hip Bhutan standing deepen in the river and there is something. Special about that I would imagine you have there is a feeling of being. In the moment and in the flow of life of the rivers as a metaphor for flow of life and time passing, and it's never the same water that you're standing in and I think there is something profound rap subliminal about that that has an appeal There is an analytic. A fly fishing I think it has appealed to people the whole idea of trying to determine what the Fisher eating at a given time, and then trying to either look in your fly box and find the the right fly that seems to match the kind of bugs at the trout might eating or I know some friends will bring a fly tying vice in some feathers and hair and hooks to the side of a stream, and if they don't have what the right bug is at the time or the right fly, they will go and tie it. Up on the spot and hope that they're going to make that match matching the hatches, the term that writer named Ernie Schreiber came up with years ago the hatch being the kind of insect that is occurring on the river at that time but just having the arsenal and matching the flame with the others that are being eaten that's probably integral to being successful fly, Fisher and very important, and you'll find some anglers that are you know better equipped than others I've been out with some friends who will have literally five hundred or a thousand flies. I usually have one or two boxes and and hope that what I have. Oh, cover things ninety percent of the time, but there's always ten percent that doesn't work and one blanket work. Great. This morning in another flight would work great in the same hole this afternoon exactly because what happens on many river systems as you will have different sorts of insects emerging coming out of river or settling down upon the river at different times of the day you might have may flies that are. Popping up from the bottom of the river as Nymphs, and then turning into adult bugs and being on the surface in the morning, and that might be a white insect, the size of your Pinky Nail, and then in the afternoon as it gets warmer, the grasshoppers might become active and the wind may be him into the river and they are green and yellow, and they're the size of your thumb. It's sort of a a battle going on what are the it is it's man versus nature. Chris and Taylor has written a dozen best selling books about outdoor adventures in his fifty places series. One of his titles collects the thoughts of Passionate Anglers Y. I, fly fish and their favorite fishing places are covered in fifty more places to fly fish before you die you'll also see Chris's byline and major sport fishing publications.
Snow-Cainado May Be Tied To Prof Barnabas T. Viles Weather Machine
"Information is still pouring in about the deadly snow K. NATO which struck southern California earlier this week here's what we know so far. The freak weather event was reportedly made up of over five thousand simultaneous frozen tornadoes linked together in a massive swirling monsoon, and over the last three days, it is buried Los Angeles in eight feet of snow. Many residents have been forced to evacuate their damaged homes only to be sucked up into the deadly cyclones or washed away by giant waves of what witnesses called hot ice. The mayor of Los Angeles called a state of emergency on Monday, we don't have snow K. NATO emergency plan. So I've activated the typhoon, Tornado flood and ice storm plans simultaneously. Immense Not really working very well. So how did this happen? The National? Weather Service issued a major update just last night warning that this unprecedented combination soon, Nami hailstorm main. May Be linked to a weather destabilizing machine built by professor Barnabus t vile
Mint, Outdoor Pots in Winter, and Transplanting in Fall
"Where I garden in New Mexico September is a very dry month. Our summer monsoons are over, but it's still super warm and we get about an inch and a half of rain if we're lucky in September which is not a lot and just definitely not enough to keep my tomatoes. Happy. And I don't grow a lot of vegetables as you know, if you're a regular listener to this podcast, but I love homegrown tomatoes and I don't even start harvesting them until August. So September is a very important month for me and getting my watering right I. Grow in containers and I need to make sure they don't succumb to bottom blossom rot which we've spoken about in the past, and that's where my dram rain wand comes in the shower setting on the dram rain wand is the perfect setting to very gently but completely thoroughly soak the potting mix in my container. There is nothing I found that does a better job of watering my tomato Anything else that you really need to water in your garden than a rain wand from dram. So check them out at Rainman DOT COM and you'll be happy and your tomatoes will be happy. Today for our eat drink grow segment we're going to talk about keeping plants in pots throughout the winter either outdoors on their own or with a little bit of protection because sometimes container plants need a little extra help from the people who are growing them. Don't they see oh, that's right. They'd say that the soil in a container whether it's a pot or a box or a trough. Gets about twenty degrees colder around temperature. All right. We need to be thinking about that first of all, always for putting something in a container that we want to live through the winter. That means that that plant needs to be hardy about two zones colder. Than where we are so if you're looking, for example for a small evergreen to put in a pot on your porch and you wanted it to be outside during the winter, you look for an evergreen that's hardy to zones below with if you're in zone six, you would want something that's hardy zone for yeah, and the reason for that is pretty easy to understand if you stop and think about it if you're growing something in a container that route ball has a very limited amount of soil surrounding it to act as insulation maybe two. Inches maybe three if it's a really big container, but as that plant grows the amount of soil insulating the roots become smaller as the roots take up more space in that container, a plant growing in the ground that very same plant growing in the ground has much more soil insulating its root zones. Maybe even some mulch which you've laid down, and if you're growing in containers, you need to make up that difference in some creative way There are a few things going on here in terms of plants making it through the winter in containers. And we just talked on the first one, which is you want the right plan outside in order to make it, and we'll talk in a second about what if you don't have the right plant what if you've got a bunch of roses in pots and you know they're not hardy to zones colder from where you are so So there's that the plant and then there's also the pot itself and trying to prevent that pot from breaking. Yeah and also then there is the matter of if you're think it's marginally hardy trying to protect it. So which should we start? We just touched on the plants and finding the right plant. Let's say you've got the plant in the pot and we'll come back to the material of the pot later. But let's say you have the plant in the pot and you know it's probably not gonNa make it through the winter without a little help from you. There's a couple of things you can do and the simplest thing maybe just to move that pot if you have a part that's Out in the open and you bring that up against the southern wall of your house where it gets direct, Sun all day and that Sun reflects off the wall of the House that could easily keep that pot ten degrees warmer. So that's really simple if you can move your pot to a sheltered location that sunny, it's going to get some reflected heat. That's a really easy thing to do another. Fairly easy thing to do is to put some sort of insulation around the pot. Yes and people have used bubble wrap for that quite successfully This is another great use for the large smart pots if you have a big smart pot. You can put it out. You can then put your pot inside the smart pot and the area in between Your Pot and smart pot outside you stuff with leaves. I love that idea I never thought of that and not only does the smart pot contained the leave so they don't blow all around. You know it keeps it all nice and tidy. That's number one, number two, the smart pots are black, and so they absorb Shuki of. Never. Great idea. So that's a great use for the smart parts and you could use the same smart parts that you plant your potatoes in during the summer and repurpose them to help protect a plant and or potted plant through the winter. When I was working on New York City terraces. This was something I had to deal with all the time and if I had round containers do the bubble ramp thing. I'd rapped the containers in that and then I put something attractive over at like Burlap so that it had didn't look like everything was wrapped in bubble pack and another way you can do this. If you have square containers is cut pieces of that Styrofoam Insulation Board and put them along each side and then wrapped them in burlap or else it's going to be more attractive to look at because not all pots. Of insulation value in and of themselves, right. The material they're made out of makes a big difference that is true and you know even a pot that isn't going to break those often don't have insulation value because the walls are so thin and so adding something extra can make the difference between the plan barely making it and having it come back gangbusters next year.
End of 'Green Sahara' May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia
"Thousand years ago the Sahara had extensive grasslands and was dotted with lakes and trees but some five thousand years ago that Green Sahara dried up to become the enormous desert. We know today and scientists. Now think that this climate shift had effects far away including causing a mega drought in South East, Asia Kathleen are Johnson a Paleo climatologist and geochemists at the University of California Irvine says the key to that discovery were Stalagmites collected in cave in northern Laos. So like my I really amazing archives of past climate variability people are often more familiar with things like tree rings, ice cores, or maybe ocean sediment cores while select nights work in a similar way in that, they are deposited over time Johnson's team analyzed trace elements and carbon and oxygen isotopes in the hardened caved drippings that information enables researchers to determine rainfall patterns over the Millennia and. Johnson and her colleagues discovered signs of a thousand year long drought in Laos which began around the same time. The Sahara dried up about five thousand years ago as for why the two events might be connected the researchers simulated the drying out of the Sahara using climate models and included a couple things we know happened including the subsequent disappearance of vegetation and a connected increase in airborne dust, and they found that those variables. Would have been capable of cooling down the Indian Ocean and so the Cooler Ocean temperatures basically led to less moisture being being brought by monsoon circulation during the summertime when that region gets most of its rainfall, the details are in the journal Nature Communications One of Johnson's co-authors is joyce white a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum. She studies the Human History of Southeast Asia and her reaction when she first heard about the drought. On my God that's the missing millennia the missing millennia because she says, archaeological data are scant in that part. Of Southeast. Asia from four to six thousand years ago white says it's a critical period in which hunter-gatherers gave way to farmers, and there are a lot of debates about how the two periods related to each other. But we lacked the evidence in the area. I'm most interested in which is the maycom valley. White says this study doesn't answer that question directly, but the mega drought is a tantalizing clue for archaeologists has they continue to investigate those missing millennia.
'Our hands are tied': Local aid workers exposed in pandemic
"A mask, official reports say. Kim urged authorities to take precautions ahead of Typhoon Bobby's arrival. A storm came just weeks after monsoon floods damaged infrastructure farms and killed at least 20 North Koreans. That's according to media reports and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which works with local partners on the ground there, Nazanin today Cummings lectures on humanitarian studies at Deacon University in Melbourne. She says Pyongyang usually turns to foreign aid groups for disaster relief. And to make that happen, these agencies need to build trust with North Korean officials. International organizations are really dependent on having relationship. Inside North Korea, where they have access to information and access to people and access to places that are affected by his after. But because of the covert 19 pandemic, many foreign aid workers are now locked out of the country today coming says You can't do zoom calls from abroad with North Korean officials to coordinate disaster relief. She says Pyongyang's containment measures like closing down its borders and limiting domestic travel were extreme but perhaps necessary. So I think the way North Korea has responded to the pandemic shows that the authorities understand and are very cognizant of how weak the health system is and how how devastating Corbett could be North Korea Earlier this month, Kim Jeong Eun made a rare admission. His economic reforms have failed. He largely blamed the pandemic, international sanctions and natural disasters Today. Cummings agrees that Cove it and US and United Nations restrictions have impacted foreign aid. But she pushes back on the notion that disasters in the North are natural. They don't become disasters and hold a interact with human decision making the inability to be prepared for disasters, the inability to mitigate risk for the disasters and the inability for people to have a system that supports them to be able to make it through hazards without casualty. She adds, the impact of typhoons and floods could be lower if North Korea made caring for its people a priority for the world. I'm Jason Strother and soul.
Firefighters Battle Massive Fires In Colorado
"More than two thousand firefighters are battling four major blazes in Colorado. Michael Hayden is incident commander for a wildfire in the northern part of the state we're working with the other fires right now trying to share resources we said just about everything we have out and recalling from resources all over the nation. Colorado public radio reporter Michael Elizabeth Sacrifice joins us from the town of Eagle that's near a large fire in western. Colorado. Hi there. Hi there. Thanks for having me on. So tell me exactly where you are what you can see what's happening there. I'm not far from Dot Sarah which was one of the areas on pre evacuation notice which means folks need to be ready to leave at any moment the Grizzly creek fires burning in a canyon nearby about a mile east of glenwood springs and this Canyon is one of Colorado's natural treasures. One firefighter I spoke with described seeing it burn as heartbreaking. This fire has shut down interstate seventy, which is the main east-west highway into and through the mountain communities, and this shutdown is causing major issues for businesses and commuters, and because of this is the number one fire priority the nation to try and get it contained and the highway has been shut down for more than a week already. So the number one priority in the nation. But as we mentioned, there's three other big fires in Colorado right now, what's going on with those? Yeah more than one hundred and thirty thousand acres have burned in total and a few hundred people are evacuated some from their homes others from campsites and trails. There hasn't been any structure loss yet firefighters are working really hard to try and keep that from happening short the playing. The penguins fire north of Grand. Junction is now the fourth largest fire in Colorado's recorded history and these fires are hardly contained all at this point and it's really smoky close to these fires especially. But around the whole state, the State Health Department has issued an air quality alert for the front range and surrounding counties, which warns that at risk folks especially should stay inside let children older adults in those with heart or lung disease. Yeah. I was GONNA ask how the pandemic is affecting all this. How what do we know about how covid nineteen may be affecting? Either the people trying to flee the fires of the the firefighters trying to fight them. Right, the State Health Department warns that there is an overlap the people who are most impacted by wildfire smoke are the people who are most at risk for the worst symptoms of Corona virus. The state said the meeting of Kobe nineteen and the smoke is quote a real public health issue. Some research has shown that exposure to air pollution can worsen the outcomes of catching the virus, and while fire smoke can irritate weakened the lungs and immune system making someone more susceptible to infection the state suggestion to stay inside to avoid the smoke they say is now even more important because it can also help stop the spread of Code Nineteen as well. What do we know by the way about what has caused these Colorado I? Let's see Mr with me. Start Your back high. I was asking about the cause of the first. Yeah. Going there under an investigation, the largest fire was caused by lightning. And right now in the Grizzly Creek fire, the canyon fire was likely sparked by a chain dragging on the highway or maybe a cigarette out the window at originated in traffic. But what's really fueling these fires statewide drought and heat, and we haven't really seen those monsoon rains just yet. Right thank you so much for your reporting. Stay safe. Appreciate it thanks for having me on. That is reporter Michael Elizabeth sacrifice with Colorado public radio.
How To Grow From An Accidental To Intentional Business Nomad
"My guest today is Kyle Hegarty. Kyle is the managing director of Leadership Nomad, a division of tesl marketing where he focuses on helping companies such as IBM Lufthansa. Jess. An Oracle expand globally. Kyle looks at how companies connect with their customers while focusing on communication sales marketing and management leadership. He has trained thousands of executives is a faculty lecturer for Singapore Management. University. Is a frequent speaker business management conferences around the world. Kyle is the author of of the accidental business. No Matt thanks so much for joining me today. Kyle, thank you so much. You put a lot of pressure now on all of the great guests that you've had in the past so. It is pretty high bar to live up to, but I don't think you'd be here if I didn't think you are going to be able to so. It's all good. Thank you for inviting me absolute. so This whole concept of of being business nomad is interesting for me and. And how you help companies expand globally and one of my questions is really around. A cultural differences. And how a business owner or business person who's starting to to sort of go out there how do they navigate? What seems to be like an invisible language of cultural misunderstandings. Well. That's the big question that I that I try and address in this book and. By the way I'm here in Singapore. So I don't know how many time zones away from from you I am but about fifteen years ago I moved from the United States over to Singapore to help Western companies figure out how they're going to expand cross Southeast Asia and over and over again what I kept seeing was regardless of company size, it could be startup it could be a small business all the way up to the very large companies but all of them seemed to wrestle with some of these invisible cultural differences that you mentioned and I myself did as well APP. In fact, I'm I'm exhibit A.. In terms of making all of these mistakes and I'll give you just one example great showed up hired somebody locally. And was thought we were all on the same page. She spoke English I was speaking English. We signed a contract. and. Then on day one, she just didn't show up. And on to she didn't show up and then day three she dead and this was not an entry level role. This was like a pretty you know I mean, it wasn't a super senior but still you'd think that on day you'd think you shopped the job. And again, it's not the same that people in certain parts the world down do that but it was crystal clear right from the get go. That things were different in different parts of the world expectations were different. What I thought was crystal clear was not crystal clear to other people and that was something that just kept happening on repeat I could I could that this book at Twenty Times the size it is I simply chose a couple of of handful stories here and there, but these obstacles continued to pop up. Even. Companies that are doing the travel most are are a bit stuck these days. We can't get on airplanes as much. We're still facing this stuff because we are on the zoom calls on skype calls we are trying to do these partnership deals. We are expanding potentially into new markets and what I think is absolutely clear communication what the way I approach of business relationship. To me makes perfect sense and what I find over and over again is that that's not the case in other parts of the world. So I wrote this book to tell those stories and to start going down that path to get hopefully to help people avoid these mistakes that just keep happening over and over again. Okay so You gotTa tell me why didn't she shut up what? What was that? What ended up being the story? In this case, she had a sick relative in another in Malaysia. This is in Singapore and Malaysia. You can get over a bridge to cross over to Malaysia. And I love I'm not going to put words into your mouth but. She. Essentially, her excuse was that this obviously, you know family takes precedence which shaw absolutely fine with that. But to me, you would have communicated that and she she showed up and three thinking everything was fine like. This you're not you're fired. And she shot absolutely shocked. Absolutely. Shocked. Another another fascinating example, which is actually really sad We had a whole team in Philippines and this woman would be hired I. Think she was we hired her at a entry level and just when somebody has it and you you just know it I mean this this person was just she was on the ball she just got everything done clients loved her every I mean she was just in a small company she stood out and she got Promoted, and she moved up the food chain very quickly we had plans to actually get her ownership status in and to kind of put her into a managing director track we're invest. We're ready to invest in all this stuff. Storm came through Philippines and knocked the roof off of her family house where she and her mother lived. These monsoons are unfortunately coming in greater frequency. There and the mother decided that this was an almond and forced the entire family to move into the country province where she came from. And without. Second. Thought our point of just up and quit she. I think she gave us a day notice of because. At the age of thirty two, you do what your mother tells you to do, and that was the end of it. And I would bet you today that she is living in a you know in A. I needed third world is is kind of a past term but I mean, you know that she she went in a very different direction because of that and you know where where does that come up in the in the business school lessons?
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"monsoon" Discussed on Important, Not Important
"The sun. Light reaching surface that has affected crop yields to pretty substantial degree thirty percent. Twenty to thirty percent for approximately twenty percent for Reisen. In a little over the thirty percent for, for wieght, and this is largely because of these aerosol particles. If you look at India, as a whole and these, these factors and this is not just one study showing that they're multiple studies that have shown that these that these air, pollutants are have had a stronger influence in areas like India and China where, where the concentration of these, these particles is the highest in so climate change is happening. No doubt. But these factors have actually already affected us to a greater degree, that, that climate has the climate variability the year variability that we experienced like droughts. They have affected a lot of people, I mean, the small skewed farmers that are the most vulnerable marginalised mall. Scared farmers at most vulnerable to chemic- variability. Because as I mentioned, they their livelihoods, depend on, on what. They grow during the monsoon season. So even a few few weeks of delayed, monsoon onset a the timing of the first monsoon rains can affect what they grow in that season. And if they can't grow rice, which is the main cash crop than that kind of leads to severe economic losses for them, a number of crops of, you know, the depending on because of this variability in rainfall, that we've been seeing more and more during the monsoon season, a number of crops. Even if the monsoon comes on time if we see a dry spell early on. Always see heavy rainfall later on in the season that can damage crops in, we've seen that intense rainfall events, totally wipe out entire feels. In caused dramatic losses of crops in several different parts of India. And that's that, that, that leaves these farmers in debt because you so I've, I did some field working in certain parts of India. So the story might change from place to place, but a lot of the farmers that I spoke to betra-, mostly in central India, the, the start by they start this season by getting out a loan and their interest rates are high. They're like cues to five percent of months, these ender getting loans from private for not, not from government institutions. They're getting from from people, and so they their interest rates really high. So you can imagine that if they get the loan at the beginning of the season on a not able to pay it off by the end of the season, that, that can accumulate in pushes them that. Like you said, I know this is obviously very important to you, and everyone crops dome plant themselves. These people are in just in an incredibly tough situation. This is not some some water system that can be controlled again. It's not in the US. We talk about, oh, we had a cold winter and sometimes snow comes in December. And sometimes it comes in February. You know this circle about Bihar was saying that not only.
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Art Donovan. How frustrated guerrilla working with art that night? It feels like it comes through the show. It was you know, what I really and truly think that his frustration was more with Randi than it was art Donovan because I think gorilla looked at art dot he knew what he had. Donovan ardent have a clue in monsoon wanted to have fun with it savage was more upset with Donovan not having a clue about anything and monsoons. Frustration was more with Randi trying to cover art stuff instead of just let monsoon kind of direct traffic. He had a hard time directing traffic. Because savage wasn't wasn't savvy enough at that time on commentary. Randy was new commentary at that time. It was it resulted in the all time worst commentary on any major show in history. What are you? What do you think gorilla? Missed more entering action or. The commentary stuff. Oh boy. I don't know because he was so Khun he was content. Not wrestling anymore. He loved working with Bobby. He he loved the banter back and forth on prime time. He loved coming in in doing that. I think that when that went away that was the hardest thing for him really to accept. But I don't think he ever regretted being out of the rain. And I don't think he missed doing play by play all the time. But I do think he missed doing primetime with Bobby. Let's talk a little bit about the tops. Tops had to fill in for vents because there are a handful of Rawls in ninety three ninety four or feels like Vince is unavailable and he feels in. And he does the same thing Ray sporadically on challenge from ninety three to ninety five. He would find himself working with JR even staying lane. How did all that come about? And and was he always just sorta ondeck whenever you needed him. He was he was our utility guy. He became whenever there was someone new put up with monsoon monsoons gonna show him the ropes. Teach you how to get in and get out till their story and be done. So that was. That was teaching time in monsoon was was good at it. So he was on deck. He was the utility guy. And he didn't mind that he didn't mind it at all. Because kinda it kept him involved. We didn't at that time. It wasn't like he had to come to the studio every week. It would come in. Maybe once a month. So it was a whole lot less work, and he got work with different people and younger guys, and he enjoyed it. I think that he was waiting for the days to just sit at home and just kind of. Be with his family in July. He of course to various work for Coliseum. Video all the home video releases VHS and whatnot as last pay per view where he the commentaries ninety four survivor series. And he did that with Vincent, man. And then he became a storyline. President and the summer of ninety five he would replace Jack Tunney. Wow. Was he the perfect guy to become WBF, president respect? There was not. I don't think that. There was anybody. In the audience that could say fuck girl amount soon. He had tenure he had respect from the audience. He had respect from the talent. So people knew him, and it wasn't a, you know, Jack Tunney our figurehead president for so many years was just a figurehead. So he was monsoon. They believed had stroke. So it was the credibility of his entire career that people believed him and they accepted him and took his word with him being the president. I was one of the best roles for him other than obviously primetime. Let's talk a little bit about the rumble ninety six because the night after Vader attacks and takes him off TV. It was a big angle. What's he up for that? He was and it was we were looking at who we could get heat on that we could get well, not so much even he is sympathy and grill monsoon was everybody's father. Everybody's grandfather had never been touched on television in you know, since his wrestling days. So it was a way to get baiter over to get people to hate mater and the way to do that is to attack one of the most beloved figures in the business. I mean, no arguing that it certainly worked and got him over after that piper became the interim president until wrestlemainia twelve when guerrilla assumes the position again..
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Let's talk about the stock here. Because Meltzer would ROY Morello was eventually bought out by Vincent man, junior in hundred ninety two and attorney he got a ten year contract which gave him an announcing job in one and a half times. Preliminary money on every WB of house show, even though he'd never had to leave his home, which turned out to be a very lucrative deal. When the WWF was running close to one thousand shows per year, if you figure preliminary wrestlers in that era were doing two thousand dollars a week figure one and a half times that multiplied by three house shows tonight, and he realized that he had huge money years after selling the company when titan flourished, and it's eight heyday. Wow, that's a lot of money. Gorilla did berry berry. Well wrestling was berry berry good to him. Yeah. Mince, you know, little man asked him take care of a gorilla in Arne. Now, you know, they weren't staying home. They were they were on the road. They were working as road agents during that time and they worked hard, and they traveled an awful lot. But in here was the thing about traveling with gorilla monsoon lotta guys will go in to the town. And the boys are going to go on they're to want to go work out eat somewhere and get to the building. And then find the bar at night and drank all night and wake up the next morning. Go to the next town monsoon would look up. You didn't have internet. You didn't have all that crap. Then but monsoon would look into research on every city. He would go to what what were the hot spots. What were the things that made that city unique in as soon as guerrilla will get into town. He would go and investigate. He would. When he came to Houston. He went to in Houston at the time had this large pottery. Store in Pasadena, Texas, and as soon as grill gots down and called me and says, okay, come pick me out. We're going to go to this place in Pasadena, Texas. I want to get some pottery. And he walked around for two hours, just buying shit and had its clay pots. Sent back to New Jersey. He was crazy. But he go to San Diego monsoon went to SeaWorld. So he he enjoyed his time on the road made the most out of it. But I think after a while took its toll, and when he started doing a lot of the announcing and hosting the television shows for cable, that's when he started to slow down. But he still was going out and making the major towns and and doing a lot of footwork for Vince. Still an incredible amount of money in eighty five. He starts to announce and is doing it with Jesse Ventura. And this is probably the first time. I mean, I don't not maybe not..
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"He loved Bruno a loved all those guys from that era in monsoon to ham was this larger than life character that a boxer even Mike Tyson. You know, they were afraid of the wrestler because they knew the wrestler ever. Got you down. You were dead. Good as you are with your hands. If that wrestler gets down they'll tell you up at a not there's not much you can do especially with boxing gloves on. So this whole Antonio Inoki and Muhammed Ali match. It had been made. Aid for Tokyo Japan, the idea behind it was hopefully that they could have the match in Tokyo, maybe subsequent matches around the world. As often takes place in matches like this. You got you got a guy who's legitimate champion in his sport. Muhammad Ali is world champion, probably the greatest boxer that ever lived. And he's he's the best in his sport. And then he got a guy like a gnocchi who is making a name for himself, and he is in his country viewed as the best in his sport. Both guys have legitimate credential sauna so forth, but the the idea was to garner interest in the states. No, one knew who the hell Antonio Inoki was if you had had Muhammad Ali versus Bruno San Martino that would have been a lot more marketable to the United States audience because people saw Bruno and magazines, and and it was the northeast Bruno walked on water that would have been a lot easier to sell. So what they had to do was they had to bring Ali in to these different. Territories and do something with their local guy minute, Minneapolis. They did it with a buddy Wolfe boxer versus wrestler match and had Ali open up buddy Wolfe in New York. They did it with gorilla monsoon. Well, the whole thing with with monsoon and Ali was was. Monsoons whole thing is you're not going to embarrass me not going to humiliate me in all league gets in. And I'll ease doing his shit doing his shit. And then monsoon just to let him know. That I can take you anytime I want to went and got in and they knew, but I think that the idea was was that a monsoon was gonna pick him up and drop him down a monsoon did the airplane spin Budeina Brown on the outside of the ring. He was ALI'S manager and spiritual advisor, whatever the hell. He was will. They all got they didn't know. So they're all upset not everybody was smartened up. So monsoon does this airplane span drops Ali in ALI'S dizzy, and it was it was picked up by everybody all the newscasts had it. I mean, I remember seeing it as a kid in Houston on the news this happened to Muhammad Ali. So the put Fred blassie with Muhammed Ali to teach him wrestling end of things if anybody thinks that the the Ali Inoki match was shoot in any way, shape or form it became a. Shoot to a point. But that it was it was always designed to be a work. Well, and some of that's probably because Holly. Well, we'll talk about another time. I do want to mention that at the time. The. Mega star power. That Ali have cannot be overstated. It not the he was probably the most famous athlete in the world. Second only to the American dream dusty Rhodes. I mean, seriously, it's probably the pope and then him and the whole world, right? Yes. And that's folks that's not an exaggeration. Another sound silly know, I know it sounds ridiculous. But you gotta remember this is before cable. And so, you know, people would listen to fights on the radio, and it was appointment radio at the time. And then I'll lease on there all the time with Howard Cosell. And you know, they knew that this guy was ratings back before. Right. Was really even thing. They just knew that he was super popular and people loved him on the show. So he became a regular and he used that vehicle to promote..
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"So, but but it was it was kind of an I'm jumping ahead here little bit. But it was a a relationship that became strained. When Vince made his expansion in Vince wanted to take over. For the world and promote all over the world that been society wanted to go to Puerto Rico. But there was a guy by the name of Jim Troy who was in charge of international promotions for the company for WWF. And Troy got this deal in Puerto Rico to bring the WWF over not realizing the politics of gorilla monsoon being a part owner with Cologne, and not understanding the the politics that go along with that. So the show was booked, and and I think Vince McMahon assumed that all this had been run by guerrilla nothing had been run by guerrilla. But he was also a company guy in in guerrilla. They had him booked to do play by play at the show. It was an outdoor show, and they were recording it for a videotape or something and when monsoon gets there. He's got to go meet with Carlos and just say, hey, this is what we're doing. We're we're not coming in and Carlos was pissed, but as legend has it some people pay Jim Troy visit in his hotel room when he arrived on the island and might have hung him outside. Dow upside down outside of his outside the window the hotel until monsoon, maybe talk some sense into people. That's his legend goes, but they they did the show the pouring rain in monsoon and everybody had to have a plastic like ponchos clear ponchos hovering over them while they sat down the middle of the pouring rain trying to call this thing with the monitors and everything and there was decent crowd there. But the one thing I always remember. Nelson swag ler. Who was Vince is production guy was on the shoot. He says he goes on. God damn and Bob is sitting there bobbing gorilla and Baba's is chain smoking cigarettes one after the other after the other. And we're in a plastic tent in a tent, I tell you and it's pouring down rain, and I can't see the monitor because there's so much smoke in there. And I say Bob, can you take it easy on the cigarettes? And he would just like more didn't give a damn what I said. Well, that's pretty much, Gino. He really didn't care. But that was the the Puerto Rican story later on them going down. And I just always loved the story. Jimmy, Troy being hung out by Zion -chools outside the hotel window. Listen, I don't know if you're gonna show from this or not, but. Especially in that day. There were lots of rumor and innuendo around certain relationships. We touched on our Houston episode where people thought that may be Gina. Hernandez had a parental father son relationship with Paul Bausch, and because Paulo is looked out for him. And so then people started to say, hey, is that really Paul Bosch assign like his? Gina Hernandez, Paul Bausch, son. We'll people said the same thing about Vicki known as and girl a monsoon, you knew guerrilla what say you. I don't think. So, you know, again, there are people that they have relationships, and they get to know people and get to take care of people through the years. I think that it was somebody the grill helped at a very young age, they became friends and they helped each other all throughout their career. I heard the rumors to I I don't know. I have absolutely no way to know. If there any truth to that one way or another knowing how guerrilla was with his family. I find it fairly hard to believe. But you never know. I have absolutely no idea. But as gorilla monsoon would say, I would think it would be highly unlikely. Let's talk about the Muhammad Ali match lots of Raymond innuendo surrounding Mohammed Ali and professional wrestling. I think most people have heard about Muhammed Ali doing something with Antonio Inoki. Mcgary Lamont soon was involved in all this. Did you have extensive conversation with guerrilla about Ali? Oh god. Yes. Because I'll league grew up is a wrestling fan as well. Not Li you know, he got his rap from gorgeous, George Mack in the fifties in months and Ali was just a huge wrestling fan. He knew all the wrestlers, man..
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Not the yeti or the Yeta Ron race. Big guy. Yeah. Definitely. But, you know, Ron the problem with Ron was is Ron was kind of hunched over. So if Ron just stood up straight. Yes. One of the largest, and I've ever been around in my life pays hypothetically. As an Atlanta tonight, come hell or high water the return of the yet, they twenty years later. Oh my gosh. Yeah. You should come. Bruce tickets are on sale at a vent Brian dot com. Type at Hiller. How water in there? They are. Well, just watching and walk to the rain will be interesting. It will especially if Hogan's in there, you don't know what. Well, I guess you didn't know what's going to happen. So when Gino goes to work for McMahon, he becomes known as gorilla monsoon, which was a play off of his Japanese nickname the human tie phone. The Gino ever talked to you about how he felt being sort of nicknamed gorilla monsoon here. You know, guerrilla told me the story that the old man. Bent senior looked at him. And just said you're going to be grill monster without a whole lot of that a whole lot of discussion. And Gino, not really thinking that much of it just this is how it is. He was still young in the wrestling business. Everybody wants to work New York. So it was like, okay. You know, and he was the boss, so I'll be gorilla monsoon, and I'll go out, and and they encouraged him to grow. A beard, but I don't think on his best day that Gino have grown a moustache. So that's why you got the in those early pictures monsoon had just this full beard, but no mustache to make him more guerrilla issue. If you will. Let's talk about haystacks Calhoun at this point. He's probably the only guy bigger than gorilla in wrestling. I'm talking about just is. I mean, Andre the giant is obviously another level, but beyond that haystacks Calhoun, then guerrilla probably. Yeah. Probably. So there was another guy in Texas and cannon in the south name, happy Humphrey that was another big guy. Hey was probably well haystacks wasn't probably he was a much better worker than happy Humphrey. But he was just a big guy monsoon was big and tall as well. But monsoon was also skilled whereas haystacks was much more of an attraction haystacks was the giant attraction that people came to kind of ood. It his size in the way that he worked the match the match was worked around can someone get haystacks off of his feet and just trying to bump all around haystacks monsoon could actually work, but size wise. They matched up haystacks a little shorter. But one hell of an attraction back in the day even up until the seventies. Bobby Davis is the manager of buddy Rogers, and he actually is trying to bring in a long line of huge monster heels to challenge bring our San Martino who had just beaten buddy Rogers for the W WWF championship and Rogers is largely on the shelf due to heart problems. So this gives Bobby Davis something to do in in monsoon is introduced the restore align where they say that. Davis was traveling looking for the legend of this Neanderthal any discovers a six foot seven four hundred pound man, nude in a stream, and he didn't know any English. But somehow through an interpreter he convinces this man to come with him to the United States and destroy the legendary Antonio Rocco in less than three minutes and off. Gorilla monsoon debuts. Yes. The Mansuri in just God what they wanted to call the Manchurian monster or something along those lines. I know the guerrilla was pleased with gorilla monsoon versus the Manchurian monster. That was during the time guys didn't have to do promos. And certainly wasn't like it was is today with social media. What have you so guerrilla was able to keep his mouth shut people thought that he was this Mansuri in monster legit who was supposedly English who supposedly born on an isolated farm who traveled with a gypsy caravan of wrestling bears and spoke mowing lush, an eight raw meat and was drink his poor victim's blood. I mean, it's true though. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure you witnessed it many times. Right. Yeah. That part's definitely true be gorilla in Bruno's first match against. Each other was sort of thrown together Meltzer would write similar..
"monsoon" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
"Thanks ops at a near listening to something to wrestle with Bruce pressured, Bruce what's going on, man. How are you? Hello Conrad on just fabulous, man. I'm glad to hear it. Because I am looking forward to today. It feels like we've talked about this gentleman and every possible way except giving him his own episode. We're talking about the late great gorilla monsoon today. Of course, we touched on guerrilla with prime time wrestling and couldn't possibly do. A Bobby Heenan episode about touching on guerrilla. We're going to do that again today. But first a circle back and talk about what we covered last week psycho said aka sid Justice, lots of interesting feedback and a lot of news sites even picked up your comments because has been tons of rumor and innuendo around sit and softball the feedback that you've got about the. The one and only sit. Well, you know, what I got a lot of which was interesting is sid as more humongous in Memphis with Mark Calloway with being Mark. Or what the punisher whatever the hell it was. I must have gotten. Three four dozen of the same clip and people most people were intrigued by the Lord humongous deal that I picked up on more than anything. Let me ask you this. What did you think of the show what a what a Conrad thank of last week show? Well, since I was been a guilty pleasure for may. And after the show a managed to find the promo that I just absolutely loved of said that was done the morning of roll rumble ninety seven in an empty alma dome with JR in the middle of the ring. And there was just something about the way delivered. That was just so believable. I'm just a super set Mark for lack of a better word. So I wanted to cover it for a long time. You know, it is sort of interesting to think about because I like to think that said was around a lot longer than he really was. And I think some people probably thought our it's a sid show. It's going to be seven hours, but really wasn't around all that long, especially when you were there and his end and stop. And start. And it was an interesting story. I'm Doug it. I thought it was a good show. And I'm glad we finally got to talk about sin. Yeah. It's interesting because when we finish up the shows you, and I sometimes go was good show or am. I don't know about that one of the audience loves it. I got feeling the audience like this one I didn't really have a feel for it at the end of the show last week when we finish up. But I think that we like said we covered it as best that we could sit as one of those guys that you're Ryan he wasn't really around that long of a time. When you put it back in perspective. But what an impact that son of a bitch? Had that people still remember the time that he was in the spotlight. Yeah. And it's fun because I had just recently watched said and Shawn Michaels at survivor series. And then very recently. I watched sit and Crispin wa at sold out two thousand and I remember thinking, I think I may have just. In the last week or so want sits to best matches ever. And it's just good timing for that episode. And it's good timing. If you've been with us on patriot as well because right here at the end of the month every month, we always throw up some bonus content and January's bonus content was a sit down with you and Jerry Briscoe. And then you in jail. It's a pretty fun little deal that you managed to put together their plus a.
"monsoon" Discussed on The Science Hour
"Lecturer at the university of Newcastle stray. Leah. She's been studying cramps for the better part of ten years. Vienna describes a cramp as a huge musk. Contraction, and since they occur when the nerves that send messages to our muscles undisrupted. So it is different for each type of cramp. The two most common cramps on not time cramps and cramps associated with exercise in not time cramps. It's hypothesized that these abnormal hyper excitability at the terminal between where the nerve attached to the muscle in exercise cramps, it's a slightly different picture when a muscle is fatigued and overloaded. There's an imbalance in the excited Trie in inhibitory drive that occurs between the muscles and tendons. And the overall effect is that we have more exciting to the muscle which can cause cramp importantly, cramps in exercise on not due to dehydration or electrolyte deficiency, which is something that's very commonly out there. So you're saying that cramps during exercise aunt down today, hydration or electrolyte depletion? That's right. At least for the majority of people who experience cramps in exercise. According to fear now, muscle fatigue and overlord of the biggest causes of crampy. But what about magnesium deficiency? A lot of fitness types believe taking magazine supplements help trait that crams he's you have a hot by and lots of my knees Eum gay fluids up and also sleep. Let's up magnesium supplements footballs. About stretching a push toward or stretch? Depends on how bad the cramp is actually funicello. Lots of high quality studies suggest most people. Magnesium isn't effective in treating cramps, but some people they might experience a benefit chases stretching. Well, that's an excellent way to help both nocturnal and exercising juice cramps is some evidence for not time muscle cramps that a combination of cough and hamstring stretching throughout the day before bid is affected. So because that has an evidence base, I would strongly recommend people try that. So if you on getting a lot of not time cramps, it's a really good idea to stretch before bed. Yes. So a stretch that combines a cough and hamstring stretches ideal. And for most people, if they sitting on their bed and they have a bath towel or a tail and they sit straight up the legs stretched out in front of them. If you imagine the opposite of pointing your toes. So you want to bring the toes back towards your face. If you a holding the tail in your hands and you loop at Oviedo toes and then pull it on the foot so that it stretches the foot back towards yourself and then slowly lift the leg up into the air. Now you might be more comfortable if you do this while laying down or from the state had position, it's up to the person. And as you lift the leg high, you'll feel the stretch in the cough muscle end in the hamstring and it's likely stretching the sciatic nerve to and then hold that for at least thirty seconds and then repaid on the other leg and repeat that three times and Kosov. The sports physiotherapist agrees stretching is vital to prevent cramping. He says, taking a look at your posture is also a good idea. If you imagine someone being a slouched, pulse general, you know having inadequate posture and you're asking the body to conduct movement in a proper way because the alignment is. Right, right. Those muscles have to work extra hard and a very simple test on that is eve. If you're slash, then you try and take a deep breath. It's actually very hard. So all the organs, all the muscles have to work a lot harder to help a come into the system. And if you apply that to skeletal muscle. So something like the cough poor posture can lead to poor alignment that then means the system has to work a lot harder and then yes, that can cause cramping. Sign with a better pasta, a good hamstring in con- stretch and looking at ways to reduce your stress levels. Well, you might be on your way to fuel cramps and maybe even a better not slip. Casandra Steve reporting, and I feel the to stretch in the studio. I listened to that. Thank you to my studio guests, Jason Palmer and to produce a Katy ticket Saiki. I've been Mony Chesterton thanks very much for listening to the science from the BBC goodbye.
"monsoon" Discussed on The Science Hour
"Good thing. I think the services that freshwater organisms deliver are really seriously overload. These changes that are going on beneath the wolf to surface. And I think that's part of a kind of hidden tragedy invertebrates in general, I think are up -solutely critical to the way that ecosystems work. They accumulate energy. They pass energy from warm trophy level to another. If you were in Wales recently, you might have seen things like depots along the rivers, these beautifully, charismatic river birds that need to take something like ten to twelve kilograms of dry moss of insects from their territories every year. And they just simply wouldn't exist if invertebrates weren't present. And we normally hear about species loss in places like the Amazon where the entire habitat is Lawson. That's why the species are gone. Your research seems to be telling a more subtle picture. Well, interesting. Freshwater's across the world or hemorrhaging bio-diversity probably twice as fast as marine interested environments. Now, it's not always easy to diagnose exactly what the processes are involved in not extinction unless there is complete whole Hobbiton loss. What day to from slim braille. And his show is the specialist organisms in particular, all becoming fana- in representation of the communities. These scarcer organisms on they all risk of literally fluctuating in their abundance into extinction. Eight is quite difficult. We all realizing to diagnose exactly what the processes all of the driving, but very clearly these long day two sets of the collecting assuring that very real changes are occurring. Is there anything we can do about this, the fi that we're investigating different kinds of Lund use instead, he's not the Flynn braille on Easter day. Elias to see what kind of effects the stream sides zome house im- protecting the river. We could also understand how things like the management of the catchments can compare tech river environments, and we shown for example, that temperature fluctuations of fall, lice where you have native broadleaf trees alongside rivers. The energetic inputs represented by leaflet to folding onto into the streams also helps to maintain populations. So they're all things that can be done as positive climate change optician both those adopt Titian practices take time on climate change effects by. I think it's quite important that we start as early as we possibly come to adopt our streams our ecosystems in general to climate change and protect them. Climate proof them into the future professor, Steve O'Meara well. L. goats one animal that have ruined the mountains of Wales for thousands of years. And if new research is anything to go by, it seems they may be more intelligent than we first thought. As a result of the study, suggesting a wider range of animals can read people's moods than was previously thought Jason. How on earth can research say that gates read moods. The experiment is this. You let a goat into an enclosure at the end of the included. There are two pictures. There are two pictures of the same person one with a smile one with a scowl to really and the guys for the smile. Yes. Well, it's, they overwhelmingly went towards these Meiling face and sort of immediately and for more prolonged periods. But here's the weird thing only when the happy face was on the right hand side. Why that's very unclear. There's there's some guesswork around that. They might using one side of the brain to do the actual sort of facial recognition stuff. But we do know from a study last year on sheep that they can be trained to recognize particular human faces. So the the kind of mental machinery that you need to to assess efface to recognize a face to read a mood on a face you can guess would be. There is interesting. Gates, notoriously grumpy animals. I'd say, seemed to guy for happy faces. Maybe they opposites attract exactly. They want. They want to be cleared up. They're desperate for help, and they've been crying out for all these years. So it seems like another study that might be right for replication the well, quite..
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"Salmon have returned to Glasgow's client and London's Thames is no longer a toxic sewer, but it's not a universal story of success. Rural rivers, tell a different story up in the hills of central Wales lies of very special scientific research to to the untrained eye. It's fan, brianna reservoir and surrounding system of beautiful streams to colleges like professes Steve O'Meara from Cardiff university. This is a thirty five year old science experiment scientists like Steve have descended on the area with nets buckets, notebooks, taking stock of the biodiversity professor almonds team have recently published new research and he came to a studio to tell me his latest observations from this unique stream study these fourteen different treatments varying in Lundu. Some of them are grassland. Some of them are calling for varying in size from seventy two hundred two hundred fifty. Eighty hectares an over over time that investigation that started office in acid, rain investigation as revealed things like the facts of climate change on streams, the effects of forestry operations and various other things. So it's a, it's a kind of UK facility that takes the health of freshwater streams the streams that we're looking at some grasslands, some conifer, some acid, some not so Ossete really all Representative certainly of the Oakland's of Wales on of wider aspects of the Oakland's of the United Kingdom on this really a as you say, a unique assessment of the health, the character high communities of organisms in stream systems in the United Kingdom in western European general are actually.
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"Three quarters of patients with brain hemorrhage worldwide are in load middle income countries where these four simple predict has could have the greatest impact professor restore al-shar. He Salman you are listening to the science after the BBC with me, Mony Chesterton still to come and new effort to catalog landslides the. Factors around every event that's taken at least one human life, the extinction crisis that's hitting the rural rivers of Britain. Plus if you've ever had criminal photo leg, you'll probably have your own ideas about solutions. He's have a hot bath and lots of my Mazembe gave fluids up and also sleep hop out stretching, either push through it or stretch, depends on how bad the cramped it's actually which of these remedies have science behind them. My studio guest today is Jason Palmer, an editor the economist magazine and former BBC science reporter with news of what happens when you give unofficial intelligence, the very human emotion of curiosity, it watches a lot of television. Well, who wouldn't first landslides triggered in many ways by volcanoes earthquakes by erosion. Often human mistakes, sometimes storms, just this week in Hawaii, hurricane lane is still causing landslides and in July. At least one hundred seventy nine people died after the worst weather in decades triggered landslides and floods in western areas of Japan and yet landslides are neglected disaster. When we think of natural disasters natural perils, we think of the quake's of tropical storms and we have a good idea of how many earthquakes happen around the world. So how many storm events they may be ongoing any time because we have a good network of monitoring equipment, safe breath quakes we have a global network of seismometers, but landslides.
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"And an which won't. And that's where your new research comes in. Can you explain what you've done in how you come up with a checklist for things that doctors can look at Shaw so gone, somebody's being diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, and we stabilize them as best we can. That is whose brain hemorrhage is going to grow and in other people has the bleed stopped. And can we simply the car to the mon- award and help recovery from the stroke? There have been many small studies at this in the past, but because brain hemorrhage is a rare form of stroke in the clotting type of stroke, the numbers of patients in those individuals studies at being quite small. So we were very lucky to be able to bring together a collaboration of a large number of the studies that have been done. So we'd identified seventy seven and thirty six of them shed or that date with us. So that ultimately we had five thousand four hundred thirty five patients with. The brain hemorrhage who'd had a scan when they were fist admitted to all special. And then another scan, twenty four hours later, which enabled us to look at who's brain emerged grown an who's hadn't and on your list. The ended not with you have full simple checks that doctors can do to try to date what's going to happen next. Can you tell me what four sure will. Overall one, fifth of the patients had growth of that brain hemorrhage, twenty percent of them and the full major predictors whether brain hemorrhage growth would occur with firstly, the signs of the hemorrhage on the scam. Secondly, the soon of a scan is I done after a brain hemorrhage. The more likely somebody's brain emerges to grow, which makes sense because if it's Tienanment process early, I can somebody the earlier in the growth process, you're likely to catch them. And the two other simple predict says was simply related to the drugs patients who are already taking for other diseases. So the third. Victor was drugs like aspirin, these cold until late, let drugs and the fourth predictor who's drugs-linked Wolferen, and those are anti coagulant drugs to thin the blood. And so on these questions that doctors would already ask patients anyway. So that's the beauty of these predictors related information that's already easily and immediately available. Many doctors in the policy of looked to see if high-tech complicated assessments of brain scans or complicated blood measurements or even super advanced imaging technology involving dying. Jack shit into a vein in somebody's arms might help us predict who's brain hemorrhage is going to grow. And the advantage of this enormous study that we did was that we were able to look at all of those things as well as the simple produces unfunny enough..
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"Always work, and even when they do can cause serious side effects researches led by Professor George malaria's at the university of Cambridge wanted to create something a bit more specific to the part of the body with the problem. The huge challenge is that part of the body is the brain, and no one wants to stick things into the brain unless they're absolutely sure it's worth the risks. Certainly soft tissue and hard electronics onto comfortable. Combination. Professor Molly hours told me about his new implant and how it might overcome this medical huddle. It's a device that is implanted in the brain and can locally deliver drug to treat epilepsy seizures. It also has the ability to detect seizure and then turn the pump on and deliver the drug to stop this issue. So this is a two part. Process it can. It can tell when there's a problem and then it can fix the problem Coreg and the novelty lies in the fixing the problem that drug delivery part as opposed to in the telling when the problem arises, can you tell me how the drug delivery works? So the device contains a micro fluid channel winches filled with a solution of the drug we want to deliver. And this is separated from the brain by thin membrane. We apply volts on this membrane and take drug molecules from the inside of the device and source the to the brain, the amount of drug that we source depends on the voters that we apply. So this allows us to control the drug delivery process very accurately. Now mice patients with epilepsy, they have nerve cells in the brain that become active in often seen as a snowball effect, stop. Affect consciousness or Mitra actively. So this 'electronic pump effectively detects that seizure and deliver the drug to stem. The activity. We use an inherent neurotransmitter of the brain that is called Gaba is a neurotransmitter that is used by the brain to stop noodles for firing. So the devices affectively a break the source of the seizure. What's the advantage of this kind of invasive treatment as opposed to more conventional drug delivery? The advantages is that you have a way to deliver the drug locally. The brain is protected by the blood brain barrier, which means only a very small amount of the drugs that we have developed can pass through from the bloodstream into the brain. So this dramatically limits the gamut of drugs that we can use and also increase the side effects where you take a drug systemically through. The bloodstream. It goes not only where it needs to go, but it goes through the whole body and it my have side effects in an organ which is not the organ you're trying to treat by sourcing the drug locally. We can dramatically increase the gamut of drugs that are being used and we can source a very small amount of drug thereby minimizing side effects. He mentioned that the devices in two parts, one part is the detection putz. Does that mean that when it's up and running, you can just put a body in leave it that and it will basically monitor when the drugs are needed. Yes, and there are or the devices that monitor and react to stimuli. For example, the cardiac pacemaker can also do defibrillation. It can monitor the heart and pace or defeat relate as needed. This motive. Ration- where you detect, and then you act is becoming more and more common and he just focused on epilepsy. We are just focusing on epilepsy so far, but obviously the same device can be used in the case of Parkinson's to deliver dopamine or perhaps more importantly, in the case of brain tumors, they live localized chemotherapy. So people with epilepsy in Parkinson's, are they going to see this being offered to them anytime soon, soon is relatively terror. We're talking about a very experimental technology that still needs to be rooted in animals in terms of safety and long-term use before it goes to the clinic, then several years of clinical trials before it can hopefully be produced and be made available to patients. And so when you gonna start human trials, we hold the next couple of years for the case of epilepsy. So can you imagine some point in the future where we have a bunch of. These devices just implanted in our body just working very locally specific areas and and delivering specific drugs weather needed. Each different.
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"But at the same time we had a few extreme events like Kayla and Kayla in that vehic where you had the flat itself. We got more than three fifty rainfall in one week. So to some extent, yes, it does. We keep asking this question for Lovie extreme and unusual events. We've been having this twenty thousand eighteen is this. Related de believes the global warming. That's a tough question. It's always difficult to attribute individual events to climate change. But what we know is that this extreme rains and threats are increasing manifold over India, the three or four lingers in the frequency of this extremes and the we cannot specifically say that this fits well into the picture of global warming at the same time. Some of the signature of the current event, for example, the strengthening of the monsoon Vince and the spread of the rainfall, the intensity of the rainfall fits well into the climate change picture see call on the line from Seattle Washington now to moan news on an environmental theme and chronic exposure. He appellation could be linked to cognitive performance says a new study in China. Research researchers believed that the negative impact increases with age and affects men with less education. The worst economists, Jason, Palmer's my guest today. And you've been looking into this, what who do they study to find this out will twenty thousand people in China. So it's a good sized study, and it's been carried out over a long period of time since two thousand and ten, and they've just been given us standardized verbal and mathematics tests. But importantly, the sort of dates and locations of those tests were recorded. So you could kind of correlate what the air pollution levels were, like, where each person to protest Chan, what did they find? Well, there seems to be a very strong correlation between pollution levels and performance on the verbal tests. Anyway, weirdly not the mathematical tests and. Certainly the men performed worse. Older men performed worse still and men with less education performed worse. So there's certainly some some correlations in there anyway. Right. And you say correlation which is of course not to say coalition that this this raises actually quite a few questions in particular, why those demographics did worse. And the study didn't track levels of kind of all of the pollutants knows just some that we know such as a nudging dioxides over dockside and so on, but not particularly matter of a particular size and so on. So it's it certainly one four for further study. So we can say that there's a link, but we can't necessarily say Appalachian is causing these effects. But in any case, we do know Ebola's. Bad news will absolutely end, you know, the evidence couldn't be clear as regards, you know what happens in the heart and the lungs. This is kind of a real hint that there's there's something going on also in the brain, but we certainly lack is a mechanism. We don't know how these things are having these facts. Thank you very much. Now,.
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"Even my grandparents might not have seen fled like this, especially in our area. There was a large flood in one thousand nine hundred ninety four, but the impact of the current flats were much more so that kind of personal view of the floods in Carol 'Voxy, but is meteorologist. You actually have a much better sense of whether these are very extreme events. Yes, it was an extreme event. I will classify it as a combat even where you have multiple factors coming together in. But on top of that, we had extreme Ray. Rainfall, especially on the last two days, which was the nail in the coffin and which made the disaster huge. And when you say all the last days, how extreme was it? We had on fifteen and sixteen August for the state, our age rainfall. We had about one thirty two one forty millimeter per day, rainfall that two days of rain. We got about one month's rainfall for the Indian state. If you look at the entire week, we got about three hundred fifty percent more rainfall than normal. So that's how exceptionally it was. And it just never happened in the past century. Can you see a reason why it was so exceptional? Usually, the monsoon winds blow from the Arabian Sea over care LA towards the bay of Bengal we call it the southwesterly monsoon wins. And in the recent decades we are seeing large fluctuations in this month's on wins. So we saw a similar fluctuation or enhance. Instrument of monsoon winds during these years. And from what I understand from the analysis of satellite data and the rainfall data is that these extreme rain events coincide well with the strengthening of the monsoon Vince during these few days, which took a lot of moisture from the Arabian Sea and dumped inland over kale and kale. You know, you have this western guards where more than fifty percent of the state is hilly area. And along with that, we had a low pressure system active in the bay of pinker. Usually these low pressure systems for over the north bay been call. But this time this low pressure system was tilted southward towards the south of pepin car. And this kept this wins from Arabian Sea towards the south and deserted in this heavier rains over care. So it's the boy say this being blown off the. The ravens Sieg hits the mountains dumps all that moisture. And that's what you saw an. It's been drawn that way in a sense because of this low pressure being further south of normal. Yep. Yep. One reason I wanted to ask you about this is you've been studying changes in monsoon strength for the past few decades. We have been looking at Indian met department data for the past one hundred plus years..
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"This is the podcast where we view you. The highlights in science health and technology on today's show, Carolina in southern India is still recovering from extraordinary floods that peaked over two days in mid August in just a moment. We'll hear how these kind of extreme Mancini floods off three times as common these days as they were fifty years ago. There's the prospect of a new way of treating epileptic seizures device that is implanted in the brain and can locally deliver at drug to treat epileptic seizures. It also has the ability to detect a seizure and then turn the pump on and deliver the drug to stop the seizure. And we'll also have news on a checklist for doctors that could save lives. Post-strike. My steer guest today is Jason Palmer, an editor at the economist magazine and former BBC science reporter. And among other stories, you'll be bringing us news about how air pollution may harm our intelligence. I will. It turns out that pollution is bad both for body and mind, but I am appalling recent flooding and careless south west India reminds us would a double edged sword. The South Asian monsoon is bringing blessed relief from the summer heat and much needed water to the subcontinent each year. It also threatens to wreak havoc and destroy lives. The devastation in character was exceptional. A million people have taken emergency shelter in four thousand relief camps across the state. Nearly four hundred died NASA this week, released satellite images, underlining the widespread flooding for sense of perspective. Roland Pease turned to climate scientists, Roxy coal. The Indian Institute of tropical meteorology is currently visiting researcher at the US as Nash. Shnell Otani can atmosphere. Administration rox sees research has shown that Mancini's have been getting weaker delivering less rain. On average, though extreme floods have paradoxically become wabel common, but it turns out he also had more personal reason to be interested on this occasion. I was really from Carolina. My family under lettuce are all right, and my parents, they're seeing this kind of fled for the first time in the life..
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"Monsoon twenty eighteen we are starting to see some significant weather warnings moving into the central part of the, state right now the national weather service issuing a severe thunderstorm warning for. The rock springs sunset point area long is seventeen also a severe thunderstorm and flash flood warning for the mayor area and radar ABC fifteen radar showing that thunderstorms are starting to move into the north Phoenix area as well as reported rainfall in the. Cave creek area keep it right here to KTAR for the latest on the monsoon and the, developing monsoon storms honoring, a following trooper the one hundred club of Arizona holding a candlelight vigil for Tyler EDNA for Monday evening at the state capital that vigil will get underway on the lawn. Of the capitol it'll get underway at seven thirty at Nova was gunned down this past Wednesday night along itin in. The, west valley meantime Amanda Authorities say fired at EDNA offer killing him, and wounding another has, regained consciousness after being placed in a coma DPS PSA says twenty year old Isaac king is awake and alert tonight a DP spokesman says king is not expected to be. Released from the hospital anytime soon well with all the rain up north governor Ducey declaring a state of emergency in. Coconino, county The city of flying style in the southern areas of the shows Twenty four In just and flagstaff did re received some more rain. This, evening Todd Whitney with Coconino county says private property and public infrastructure were damaged by those floodwaters state of. Emergency insures two hundred thousand dollars will go to. Recovery efforts Well let's get a check on the valley roadways as the breezes start to pick. Up and the dust begins to blow Patrick grody is. Live in the valley Chevy dealers traffic. Center John we have a new crash working Phoenix on his Co. wrote and thirty six street. And a little bit west of that we have a collision in east who wrote west forty seventh. Avenue that crash involves a bicycle this report. Is brought to by mothers against drunk driving. Drunk, driving is one hundred percent preventable one percent of the time helps them create a feature of no more. Victims at Matt dot ORG that's Matt dot org Patrick..