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Energy and Sustainability Strategy at the City of Cape Town
"Qadri. Welcome give us a brief introduction to your background and current role. Thank you very much for the opportunity to have this discussion with you today. so again. Skudra ness on the executive director for energy and climate change in the city of cape town exciting portfolio simply because the city's one of the most progressive in the country when it comes to their action wants to take with energy and climate change so my background is mainly in the engineering side. And i come out of its originally. But at the same time. I've spent extensive periods of time national governments and also a ceo of the national energy give bit institutes navy so looking at the current state of the sector. What are the major challenges that you face and also the impact of the pandemics. And how's the city managing you. What at the moment you know facing multiple shocks within the system as a whole so particularly if you look at the the prolonged drought that was experienced. Probably the worst in in terms of recorded history. We inexperienced both the fix of the job and in coupled to that of course has been the impact of loud shitting which has been a constant issue for us since two thousand and seven when it first materialized
EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists
"The E. U.'s recommending member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the U. S. E. U. members have agreed to add America to the list of countries in whose cases restrictions all nonessential travel should be lifted the move was adopted during the meeting in Brussels of permanent representatives of the twenty seven nation bloc the recommendation is nonbinding and national governments have authority to require test results or vaccination records and to set all the entry conditions if they want in addition to the U. S. also added one north Macedonia Albania Serbia Lebanon on Taiwan to the tourist travel list I'm Charles collect as much
11 House Democrats Object to Ilhan Omar's Comments on Hamas and Israel
"Democrats are going after one of their own representative ilhan omar after she asked a perfectly legitimate question to anthony blinken. Who is the secretary of state. Now the question how to do with the investigations pertaining to war crimes that have been committed by various organizations or various governments and so the critical statement There was a critical statement following the hold on. Let's take that down. There was a critical statement by her colleagues following the exchange that you're about to watch right now with representative omar anthony blinken take a look. I know you oppose the investigation in both palestinian and enact ghanistan. I haven't seen any evidence. In either cases that mystic boards can both can and will prosecute alleged warcrimes and times against humanity and i would emphasize that in israel and palestine. This includes crimes committed by both israel security forces them hamas in afghanistan and includes crimes committed by the afghan national government and the taliban so in both of these cases if domestic points can't or won't pursue justice and me opposed the sec. Where do we think the victims of this oppose it. Crimes can goal for justice so that was an important question to ask because the international criminal court which wants to probe the israeli government for possible war crimes against the palestinian people in gaza that the united states government the biden administration specifically does not support. So she's trying to ask well if you don't agree with the international criminal court investigating this and we can't rely on domestic governments to investigate their own warcrimes. Then how do you propose we do. These
Habima to Be Owned by Tel Aviv Municipality Following Financial Crisis
"Come to promised cast brought to you on t. v. One the voice of the city that this week announced that it is taking ownership of the national theatre habima and in so doing taking on one hundred million shekels in debt that habima has run up over the past years and in doing all this bringing to a happy conclusion a crisis that we first became aware of a year and a half ago in november twenty nineteen when a man named core case safron sued demanding that the company liquidated its assets and use the proceeds to pay the four million. It owed him for telemarketing services provided to habima by his company. Power dialing at the time the press made saffron out to be a grinch like figure shutting down the world's oldest hebrew theatre for something as unexhausted money filthy lucre. But the fact is you have to do a lot of power dialing. Run up a tab of four million shekels and it's like the old saying goes don't the cold call if you ain't got the windfall. It's the saying. I've heard a lot of people say that anyway. During the hearing it came out that the national theatre was much worse debt than anyone knew so much that that it was like an iceberg and the four million telemarketing chuckles. Were only the small little point. You see above the waterline. Which debt of course only got lots worse during the pandemic and of course the national government has an approved a budget since march twenty eighteen. Meaning that it would be complicated. And maybe even impossible for the treasury and ministry of culture in jerusalem to bail out the theater even if they were of a mind to do it and finally tel aviv mayor room the stepped up and negotiated a deal whereby the theater would become a municipal corporation like the art museum and the land of israel museum in the cinematheque and the camera theater. The director general of habima. A man named noam semel who was hired just over a year ago to steer the national theatre through its financial crisis said quote the tel aviv. Municipality is the mother and father that the bima has never had and quote
Probe announced into alleged Tigray rights violations
"Alleged serious abuses and rights violations in ethiopia's tigray region are to be investigated by the un the office of the high commissioner for human rights. Oh chr said on. Thursday the probe which will be carried out jointly by the high commissioner's office and the european human rights commission is described as part of the much needed accountability process for the victims. The development comes after fighting began in the north ethiopian state on the fourth of november last year between forces loyal to regional powerbrokers the teepee l. f. and national government forces serious human rights violations and abuses have been reported. The rights office said in a statement it pointed to multiple actors involved in the conflict and the gravity of the reported violations and the need for an objective independent investigation which will start as soon as possible and for an initial period of three months
UN health agency backs AstraZeneca COVID vaccine amid blood clot concerns
"The world health organization. Who set on friday that it was aware of blood clot concerns linked to a specific batch of astrazeneca oxford covid nineteen vaccine but it maintained. That experts believed that the benefits outweighed the risks according to who data hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered globally. No one has died from any of the jobs. Spokesperson dr margaret harris told journalists during a regular briefing in geneva. Her comments coming after several countries suspended inoculation campaigns as a precaution as nine th march they have been over to sixty eight million doses of covid. Nineteen vaccines adminster since the start of the pandemic that's based on data reported. Who by national governments know causes of death have been found her being caused by covid. Nineteen vaccines to date. Dr harris noted that the. Who's independent expert. Global advisory board sage was currently assessing reports on the astra zeneca vaccine and that their findings would be made public as soon as possible. Blood clotting episodes are also common in people. So it's not clear if this was something that was going to happen or whether the vaccine was responsible the. Who spokesperson added as a friday. The twelfth of march there have been more than one hundred and eighteen million confirmed cases of covid nineteen globally including two point six million debts
Myanmar coup: 'We were told to shoot protesters', say police who fled
"For me Amar have talked to the BBC, saying they fled across the border into India. After refusing to carry out the orders of the military, which seized power in a coup last month. In some of the first such interviews outside the country. More than a dozen defectors told us they escaped, fearing that before stew, kill or harm civilians. Security forces in the country accused of killing protesters into democratically elected government was overthrown in February. Are South Asia. Correspondent. Virginia Virgin, Nothin, reports. Way given for quite a while. And Avery, dusty and bumpy road on We've come to a border town. I'm just looking out across The river, the river TL and that he's basically the border between India and Myanmar's. I can see a very colorful washing line with clothes hanging out. Well, that is in Myanmar, where I'm standing right now is in India and he's across this river. That dozens of people in recent weeks have fled the military crackdown in Myanmar. Coming to India for safe passage. It's in a small town along the border. We need two dozen of the policemen and women who are now hiding in India. The group all in their twenties, say they're terrified. They say they ruled it by the military in Myanmar to use violence against their own people. The first time name whose name we've changed to protect his identity is sharing his story, Son. Don't let that happen. The cut as protests were taking place. My boss ordered us to fire at the crowd. I refused to shoot them. I said I'd rather side with the people later I told him I was going to visit my family. That's when I ran away to military is becoming more and more brutal. As we speak named, pulls out his phone to show me photos of the family he left behind a wife and two daughters, 15 years old, the other just six months. Made me Don't make us come on. I'm worried that may not be possible to meet my wife and Children again named in the police officers. We met shared photos of them on duty on their ideas. The BBC is unable to independently verify their stories is pro democracy protests escalate across me and mark Security forces in the country have been accused of killing people. Mobile phone footage shared with US by activists shows protesters dragged to the ground and beaten. Some of the footage is distressing. His 22 year old police constable told me he witnessed brutality firsthand insight in coma coma, Viv went out with the military threatening toe harass peaceful protesters. People were beaten up. I had sleepless nights when I saw innocent people bleeding. My conscience wouldn't permit me to take part in such evil acts. Authorities in the animal have asked India to return any defectors toe up hold friendly relations. Offices. We talked to say they can't go back. Grace his name. We've changed. He's one of two female officers we met who's defected. She said she saw the military use sticks and rubber bullets to round up protesters. And on one occasion, salt tear gas being fired into a group, which included young Children. Once I'm officiating, they wanted us to arrest our friends. If you continue to remain in Myanmar, a life would be in danger. We want peace to come quickly to the country and for the military to be defeated, moving 100. People have now taken refuge here in the mountain, a state of misery arm Since the coup, local politicians say they'll provide temporary help to those arriving from Myanmar. These people flee to this northeastern corner of India. The national government has yet to decide what happens to the next
Somalias political problem
"The logic of defined political terms that they provide the body politic with the sort of inoculation against what usually results when one person holds power to loan going back to the voters every so often to ask whether or not they won't. The person in charge to crack on is a sensible precautionary measure. See also the term limit. Which in some jurisdictions imposes a ceiling on the talk any single citizen may occupy the big desk there is however and as somalia. Is this week discovering an inbuilt floor with the setup at the moment the term elapses either the incumbent needs to have a renewed mandate in their pocket or a successor has to be ready to take the oath of office. The time of somali president mohamed abdullah muhammad better known as fa- modu was up on monday however because no elections have been held. No president has been chosen. Several opposition factions and two of somalia's five states have declared that they will no longer recognized for marjo as president before we look at what happens next spoiler alert very possibly nothing. Good a brisk. Recap of the backstory is probably in order the new president from i. I'm i'm very happy today. Because the new president's da for mall. Joe was elected in two thousand and seventeen. The idea had been that this was going to be a proper one person. One vote direct election but it was decided probably correctly that the polling stations and qs. Office somalia's various incorrigible militant groups rather too many targets. Instead from our joe was elected by somalia's parliament which is also not directly elected but instead chosen via a framework which has power among somalia's clans and states. This is a necessarily complex apparatus. Many of the clans dislike each other and a few of the states Iffy on whether they even think they're part of somalia says much about what somalia's mp's were up against when they chose the president that this vote was held not in the parliament building in mogadishu but in a heavily guarded and fortified hangar at aden a international airport and only after it had been closed to air traffic and mogadishu's roads closed to all traffic. It had been hoped for a while that by the end of joe's term somalia would by now being a position to conduct a more orthodox one person one vote direct election. What would have been somalia's first such since nineteen sixty nine however this was eventually reckoned once again an unacceptable security risk specifically that to hold such a vote would have been asking somalis to bet too large a steak on the goodwill of the islamic terror group al shabaab covid nineteen ni- certainly being vastly under recorded in somalia provided further discouragement. So this election was to have been another indirect one though with a broader pool of delegates but for modules opponents believed or purported to believe that the president had been stacking the regional and national electoral board's with his political allies. Which is why we are where we are or perhaps more accurately a delayed election israeli a good thing but it doesn't have to be the end of the world since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic at least forty national votes of various sort have been delayed and around thirty five regional or local elections in places where the democratic architecture is solid. This will bailey count. As a wobble especially at subnational national levels it will not cause the citizens of new south wales to question the legitimacy of the democracy if they have to put up with their local councillors another year. Ditto those of london as regards the mayor but when the stakes are as high as national government and the foundations much less stable. Such a jolt can have more dangerous consequences. a delayed. Parliamentary election has already triggered a war in ethiopia in an ominous. And surely not coincidental gesture. Shortly after somalia's politicians failed to reach agreement at the latest talks in. Do some marib an shebab. Roadside bomb struck a military convoy near the town killing thirteen people. And then there's at the security council condemned terrorist attacks by al-shabaab they reaffirmed their support for national sovereignty territorial integrity and political independence of somalia from jo now plans to meet with state leaders next week in an attempt to locate a compromise. It has to be hoped that they find one. Nowhere on earth is a power vacuum good thing and nowhere on earth is a power vacuum a worst thing as recent history has repeatedly demonstrated funding somalia.
EU Decision on AstraZeneca's Covid-19 Vaccine Expected Today
"European regulators will decide today whether to approve the astrazeneca oxford corona virus vaccine for use in the eu. It's a big moment for the union. European countries have been lagging behind in their vaccination rollout compared to the uk and the us one of the reasons for that is the eu had ordered more doses of the astra zeneca vaccine the the pfizer biontech vaccine which was approved in december. They'd been hoping this new approval would get them up to speed but even before that happens there have been complications. Astrazeneca has told the e you it won't be able to fulfil its order right away and now more shortages could be on the horizon to discuss the situation. I'm joined now by the wall street. Journal's boy on panchev ski from berlin. Glad you're here boy on hi there mark boy on. Why is this shortage emerging. So what's happening is this. The european union doesn't seem to have ordered enough. Those is from the companies that kind of in the vaccine in the race to put a vaccine to market. And not only that but now it happens so that astrazeneca which developed a vaccine together with to oxford university seems to have had a problem in its supply chain and it saying econ deliver the original amount does is there were promised for for the first quarter of this year and these two things together have basically created a lack of supply for the european union. And now they are simply not enough shots for for all the people that need to receive them boy on. What is the response from astra zeneca. We heard from an e you commissioner. Recently who expressed tremendous dissatisfaction. Yes well there has been actually a bit of a war of words between the european union national governments and the european commission which which speaks for the european union and on one side and astra astrazeneca the pharmaceutical giant on the other astrazeneca denies that dave violated contractual obligations. They're saying they would been deliver. What they are meant to be delivering. But they have a bit of a hiccup related to a contractor in belgium and therefore they won't be able to meet the target but they're not saying that they are breaking commitments in law and that's the debate between the two sides. The you saying you know you. You've said you'll do this. You have an obligation to do that. The contract we haven't seen it is not public It's confidential and there has been talk now that the contract would be published so we can all see what's actually written in the contract and who is actually honoring mets or not. Can you way the company kind of rejects the european byu. That is done something wrong. Essentially and they're basically in a nutshell saying this is a normal part of this. This huge complex effort to produce hundreds of millions dozes for the whole world in in a ongoing pandemic boy on as that discussion is taking place. What's happening across europe to deal with this well essentially. There's a bit of a political backlash now in some countries of the european union notably in the most populous country germany because it has become apparent that there are not enough those this of vaccines of any kinds against coronavirus in the immediate term and that essentially means that people will who are vulnerable will not be able to be To get the job and be protected he immediately and that means also that the lockdowns were might be prolonged that the restrictions and the measures that we have in place in europe will will loss longer than people have perhaps hope for. There's so much they can do. Essentially what they could do is they could order more dozes from the companies. That have a vaccine that has been authorized by regulators. And so far we've got. As of friday. Essentially three companies astrazeneca is most likely to be authorized in europe. Then we have pfizer and biontech and we have modern. So what the the choice for the european union's toward more is now the problem with that. Is that everyone's those so you if you whoever orders now will be at the back of the queue. there's global q. Of nations or waiting for supplies and and some of them are huge. Markets such as the united states such as great britain and in the case of zenica india. And so on. So that won't be easy and and there will be slight delay in delivering. Whatever new orders might might be placed
WHO supports COVID-19 vaccination campaign in India
"India has embarked on one of the largest covid nineteen vaccination campaigns in the world. More than two thousand six hundred vaccinators a nearly half a million team members trained. That's according to. Dr rodriguez h often representative of the world health organization. Who in india. Which is one of the main un agencies supporting the government led drive and she shama ask dr offering about. Who's work there including efforts to counter hesitancy and misinformation surrounding vaccination w insurer in india where we have a workforce of around two thousand six hundred And the fact that we have supported polio. Elimination in the country. We're using the launching for this vaccination so far more than two thousand six hundred back sonate burst and around. Four hundred seventy five thousand vaccination e members have joined ross country with our support. Who india including myself participated in dry runs preceding the launch of covid nineteen vaccine asian dry. So that the that was a smooth rollout during the launch during these dry runs up into three phases the last of which was january. Aid the realtime feedback using the idea enabled allegation golden for management vaccines registration of beneficiaries Alerting benefits to their sessions reporting vaccination coverages as well as a brand new thing some scenarios on adverse events following immunization or eighty f. I more than fifteen thousand govan nineteen vaccinations sessions that have been monitored by the show in the personnel across the country since the launch and this is a real time feedback that is an every evening sort of yield sessions of what may have gone wrong and reporting back to national government so that we have corrective actions for sessions landlord the next music's and base ahead
Migration chief calls for all displaced to be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans
"Head of the un migration agency iom is strongly advocating for governments everywhere to respect the fundamental right of healthcare when it comes to ensuring vulnerable migrants in the displaced get equal access to covid nineteen vaccines in an interview for us news antonio vitorino once migrants to be included in all plants regardless of their legal status adding that im stands ready to provide practical support to countries who need help battling the pandemic iom's. Greta began by asking the right. To general to outline the overall impact of the pandemic on migrants and the displaced coming matinees had an enormous impact on people on the move first for most that house impact because usually migrants leaving very crowded lively places households and of course they are prone to be infected. And secondly we've lockdown with travel restrictions. There are almost three million migrants blocked stranded all over the world so there are also impact and also social economic impact very serious ones that Underline the vulnerabilities tyrants everywhere in the world. It seems that there's not really going to be back scenes for everyone immediately. And i was wondering if you could tell us i o n recommendations regarding the prioritization and the inclusion of migrants in the various vaccine plans that national governments are putting in place. We've telling me advocate to have and refugees internally displaced people fully include in the vaccination plans you respected their legal status because as the secretary general of the united nations are very clearly. No omni safe a delivery body safe so the reasoning for the interest of the host communities. He's also to guarantee that the migrants irrespective of their legal status have access to national vaccination plans. And what does that mean exactly. Are you asking for a special treatment. No not special treatment to follow the criteria they used for nationals being applied to non nationals. Which means recognizing those wanting more vulnerable positions where co mobility's who have because of their age take risks extra risks of being community so it's an equal treatment but in these equal treatment. Everybody's were getting greedy then. Do you feel like governments around. The world are receiving got message. They're understanding the importance of facing their privatization on public. Health principles rather than immigration status principles. I think that other quite a number of countries worldwide presence texas State of texas in the united states or portugal are even countries in latin america like ecuador. Why are accepting the presence and the excess of migrants to not just the testing mechanism. Put also through the vaccination mechanisms. But i still think that there are a number of countries that have not realized that it is the interest of the entire community to have migrants fully integrated in the vaccination plans. So that is worth to back. Many migrants are finding themselves a nine irregular situations and may fear. That could be arrested or deported. If they show up to get vaccinated. What can the government do in order to preempt to that. I think that there is a green simple which is the respect for the fundamental riley for healthcare. And that's why the show. And i supports the claim for universal health coverage and we know that a difficulty there because sometimes migrants especially the ones we ne- regular situation reluctant to have recourse to the national health system. Because they are afraid of being detained or deported. The key issue is to get into the trust and mutual confidence with those migrants and to guarantee them that there will be no law enforcement implications for having access to healthcare and especially to the vaccination process. And those who feel that maybe The vaccine has not been properly shot. There's a lotta vaccine hesitancy going around not just on the curve the vaccine on other vaccines as well. What is your message to migrants displaced persons around the world regarding covid nineteen vaccine. I think that the vaccines always f- some risks. But at the couldn't situation. After current moment i think there is sufficient evidence from the scientific and technical point of view that the vaccines that will be available are safe and they guaranteed the protection of the person's against the virus. So my message is very clear. I think that it is absolutely necessary that each one takes get off feels out house. Eckenroth congress possibly using the mosque washing the ants but at the same time every score recourse to the vaccines that is a tool medical put at their disposal to protect them against these very aggressive. Fire that we are confronted
The fight for the Central African Republic
"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.
France takes careful vaccine approach to counter skepticism
"Happening. I in britain in america that simply because of the regulatory approval prices european medicals agency hadn't quite finished its testing. It wanted a bit more data onto the study studies little bit longer. And so the vaccination has been approved by the block and will be rolled out by the block in a unified effort. Yes what happened. Is that the eu father. European commission has set up a central purchasing arm which has bought roughly two billion doses. Vaccines from many different manufacturers. Among advantage of this system is that because of the enormous purchasing contracts the prices sometimes been a bit lower than in other places and having bought them as they become delivered they will be handed out to the european member states strictly in accordance with that population. And how about that sort of national level roll out how. How is that progressing. Already how do you see it. Progressing future well. The interesting thing will be with the benefit of hindsight to see what the best way of doing this. Every country is doing it in a slightly different way so for example in bulgaria. Medical workers got it first in germany and learns the very old. I in the czech republic. The prime minister andrei bobby. Scott i now he is himself ferry olden and somewhat overweight and probably did need to have the vaccine but he clearly jumped the here on the other hand. You could argue in countries. there's liable to be a bit suspicious of vaccines. It makes sense to have a high profile vaccination of a public figure because there's a fair bit of vaccines skepticism around this a great deal of vaccine skepticism around france according to the polls is one of the worst offenders here and they routinely i. I've seen number sang as high as forty percent of french. People say that they want to have this vaccine. And so all of this discussion is predicated on the biotech vaccine. But others are in the pipeline. I mean how do you see that playing into the dynamic here. Yes of course. The one that people are most interested in is the oxford astrazeneca. one because it's far cheaper than others typically costs about two two dollars rather than twenty dollars a day. Spur but patsy for more important it can be stored at normal temperatures. The fis vaccine have to be kept very cold temperatures indeed so it means the vaccinations can really only take place in hospitals or well-equipped centers. And it's much harder to get out into communities. There's a french well made by sun. Ofi which i'm sure will be pushing very hard to to get rolled out sued the other ones too including some wants from china and russia which some countries in europe a key to take because they're cheap and because they may be available but i don't think they will be very widely taken up and on that matter of availability. How is that unified distribution effort playing out eu solidarity over the purchase and distribution of vaccines is a bit of an issue. The european commission wanted this to be a great european project with everybody following the rules and the commission doing all the buying and selling the prices and having it out to everyone. And i think they sorts. I'm afraid to say as a great sort of propaganda coup if could pull it off and they more or less have pulled it off. But we've seen impatience in a number of countries germany in particular who say hungary actually one or two others. They're worried that the eu hasn't bought enough of the first one available. That's defies the vaccine said. They have bought their own supplies. That is very bad. In a way the whole reason why the eu went down the suit in the first place. Was i difficult to keep prices life but also to make sure that you didn't get into a situation where every country was bidding against each other by much more than it needed so there has unfortunately been a bit of that but on the whole the system seems to have worked pretty well. I think the biggest problems actually would. These drugs are log to be availability so much as ability to actually get the stuff out that and with that in mind then do you think that. This approach has increased european unity or just given more opportunity for divisions to arise. I think on the whole it's been a plus for the e you sort of as a central organizing principle that that seems to be pretty much the way the singers in brussels they see this as a bit of a triumph that they got everyone more or less to the start line more or less the same time. There's been a bit of teaching but not too much. The interesting thing will now be. Do they use this as a way to build up further. You wide healthcare competences. So will it be more of this coordinated by will be be more of this planning for pandemic preparedness and for instance declaring health emergencies on an e. You roll the leaving it to the national governments spaces. So yes i mean. The bureaucrats in brussels never miss an opportunity to build their empire fair enough. That's the business that they're in. And i think that if this goes well that will have helped that person long a bit and as opposed in in any case getting these things out and to the people throughout europe couldn't have come soon enough we all really at a very very bleak point in the even lucien of the pandemic in the second or even third wave. I've had three hundred fifty thousand people in the eu. Already dad's up. The death rates in germany are close to a thousand today that set the whole phenomenon of creating and manufacturing and distributing vaccine in under a year is pretty remarkable. We lose sight of that. But it's still been an awful awful tragedy.
"national government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"National government is doing his best. Way are very hopeful. We are very, very high hopes that this will be concluded. But in late November, Somali expelled King is a massacre. And record it on vote for Meryl be assigned that the relations are getting frosty out. Ferdinando Monday reporting This is a from BBC World Service. We are going to go to Sudan. Now. Andre talk about the United Nation's population Fund, which deals with sexual and reproductive health is just launched its largest ever appeal. The U. N f p a want stories more than $800 million to reach 54 million women and girls in 68 countries quite an ambition. The money is intended to help deal with the consequences of flooding. Displacement, economic challenges and, of course outbreaks of disease, including covert 19 on the devastation that has wrought. Let's talk now to the U. N. F. P S representative in Khartoum. Massimo. Deana. Welcome to the program. I mean, this is a huge target on my guest set against the backdrop of the global pandemic, Women on girls are facing even more. Challenges, aren't they? Absolutely good morning to you and good morning to your listeners. Indeed, it is the largest ever humanitarian appeal for the U. N F T eight, which unfortunately, is also in line with the global appeal off the United Nations system, which is actually looking to aid and support assistance. Tow 135 million people at the tune of $35 billion Union FDA. We're focusing on nights saving frontline reproductive health, basically the tenant to ensure safe birth, even in the worst or circumstances. They're also working heavily on the reduction off and response to generate violence. As you're correctly indicated, in times of distress, women girls also boys and in general, the more vulnerable continuous of society disproportionately affected by any additional crisis with their resilience. Already stretched to the maximum. Yes, and let's look at what's happening in the Sudan because you're you're appealing for 40 million U. S. Dollars to help there with the consequence, the flooding, displacement, economic challenge and obvious donated 12 points of a million people who require assistance there. Nearly 300,000 are pregnant women You have refugees from the T great crisis. As well. Um, these women I mean, are are are in desperate need, And I guess that's just one story in a global situation with covert with health facilities. Struggling that that means that women are in this situation incredibly vulnerable, aren't they? Absolutely because we need also constantly reminded that we meant to not stop being pregnant when they are forced to flee, be done for fleeing from conflict or fleeing from climate change impact off being from from natural disasters such a splash at the same time. Women and girls do not stop menstruating during the Times of crisis. So often we see it beat out in terms of their four into tribal clashes that could equipment regular basis and people get having to move to safer locations. Crossing the border and its natural border from Tigre into Sudan. We often see that women disproportion affected because they traveled with a very minimal things that they can carry on themselves. Very recently, When I was visiting the Easter I was heard hurrying stories. But one example is just like a woman that arrived in the camp and two days after probably also induced by the stress off the travel, she began illustrating not having access to basic commodities. Such a sanitary part. A clean change of clothes just demanded. Imagine the level of frustration and impact on the dignity off that woman not being able to move around freely, in addition to having being forced to flee her home. People, many more people in in such desperate need, and he highlighted how desperate it is for many women and young girls on yet we have a situation where many governments around the world are throwing away the money that they have their own economies right now. Here in the UK, there was a recent decision to reduce development aid. Spending. What do you think to that? And is it realistic that you now have said this biggest ever funding target? Is it achievable?.
Tokyo Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8 billion
"The Tokyo organizing committee and Japan's national government see the cost of the postponement for the Tokyo Olympics could reach about two point eight billion dollars the high figure is in line with estimates that have been made in Japan since the Olympics were postponed eight months ago about two thirds of the costs will be picked up by two government entities with the other one third going to the privately funded organizing committee the figure for coronavirus countermeasures is about nine hundred twenty million dollars and is being covered solely by the world's governments the ballooning Tokyo cross could reinforce skepticism about holding the Olympics in the middle of a pandemic I'm Charles de Ledesma
Ethiopia: a Nobel Peace laureate goes to war
"There is no hostage to fortune. Quite like the nobel peace prize. Just as the peacemaker of today you can often be the munger of yesterday. They can also be the warmonger of tomorrow. Abi ahmed. Prime minister of ethiopia was two thousand and nineteen nobel peace laureate recognized for finally ending eighth european hostilities with its neighbor and former province eritrea a year later ibm prize. Looks like one of the nobel. Peace committees hastier. Garlanding along with those of yasser arafat. Suu she and henry kissinger ethiopia is at war with tegray. A region in the country's north the immediate cause was to graze decision to hold in september a local despite being told not to by abbey national government sheduled elections across the european were postponed due to the covid nineteen pandemic behind that lies to gray and resentment of amid efforts to reduce to graze dominance of ethiopia's national politics before abi ahmed became prime minister. The to gray in people's liberation front had effectively governed all of ethiopia for nearly two decades. It's hard to know exactly what is going on into gray right now. Phones down. the internet is off. It's not much easier to speak to theo. Paeans elsewhere in ethiopia several people. We asked to participate in this program. Responded that they were simply too scared but over the news there is none of it is good
UN agriculture agency calls for global response to the food security crisis
"What she impact is the covid nineteen pandemic expected to have on global food security and people's access to safe and nutritious food. The number of food insecure people in the world prior to the COVID, nineteen pandemic was already surprisingly high and unfortunately trends in trying to eliminate hunger around the world and in the most vulnerable countries not good trends are efforts to really try to solve hunger and to solve food. Insecurity. While they've been great concerted efforts from so many different partners to the CEO. We've got more work to do and so when you add the covid nineteen pandemic to that and add the economic implications, soaring unemployment rates, income losses, rising food costs, all of these began to jeopardize food access in both developed and developing countries. This is improving, but we also know that the pandemic is going to have serious long-term effects on food security and where are the biggest areas of concern. I think we I have to say we're we're concerned about about every every country that is experiencing the continued effects of of the pandemic where we see challenges in in controls and other measures but. The areas of the world that already had very severe existing crises. So take countries such as Yemen that already has very severe conflict that occurs inside those borders places with natural disasters whether climate related shocks, places where we see other pests and other types of playing. So I think about the Greater Horn of Africa especially that right now is is under siege not only from Cova did but also the desert locus crisis and plague other kinds of climate related shocks flooding that has been occurring there. So we sometimes save for places like that we have a crisis within a crisis and these are places to sadly where inequality and food security already exist as well. So these types of of regions really need. Much more targeted and much more intentional types of support. How does FAO's Cova Nineteen Response and Recovery Program planned to build back better post pandemic and in pursuit of sustainable development goals we recognized here. FAO, that while clearly in the days and weeks after we really saw covid many ways explode around the world that there was an important need for A. Humanitarian response, but it only took a few months after that to realize that there were again going to be these more medium to longer term impacts around the world and on global food systems as a result of this pandemic, and so we very quickly moved to create the response and recovery plan really through very inclusive consultation with all of our colleagues in. Country Offices and regional offices around the world because we knew here at our headquarters in Rome, we needed that moment of the situation on the ground in each of these places and to be able to identify really concrete needs and demands, and we also knew that having this more comprehensive approach to responding to Covid. We would also need to ensure that there's continued engagement with governments with development partners with the private sector and so many others that could contribute to this building back better. The plan overall has seven key priorities. The first is clearly our commitment to a global humanitarian response plan. So that's more of the emergency short-term work that needs to be done in the food crisis. The next areas are. Data for decision making. We also need to focus on economic inclusion and social protection. We need to focus on trade and food safety standards. We also know that we need to boost smallholder resilience for recovery. We need to make sure that we can prevent the next zoonotic pandemic and we need to also continue to focus on overall food systems formation and. So those are the seven key global priorities that have been set out in the plan but we also know that they will resonate differently from one region to another. So we've also been coordinating with our regional offices to make sure that they essense, regionalize, and make more of these plans fit for purpose and fit the needs of the countries in their region. In addition to government will what else is needed to successfully roll out the carpet nineteen response recovery? program. That's a great question and I think you're right in saying that government will is is really very much at the top of that list. But in addition to that, we need to make sure that other partners other experts are also fully aligned in in this supportive effort we know that there's the importance of making sure that we as a UN. The other UN agencies that are also very much focused on. The Socio Economic Impacts these longer term at impacts as we say. Tied to cove it whether it's tied to health, it's tied to education or infrastructure. Making sure that food and nutrition is a part of this larger multilateral response that are UN family is pursuing is key but I think also needing to think about some of the more maybe nontraditional partnerships. Again, I come back to our relationships with academics with private sector with. Civil Society this is going to take all of us beyond just donors and national governments and an organization like Fao to ensure that this does not become a food crisis. We think we're on track for that but we know again that the longer term efforts are very important to this overall success
Unraveling MiCA and the New Regulations Threatening Crypto in Europe
"That's that's enough about France. Let's because our list get bored with with all the stuff that's very specific to France. But let's broaden it a little bit and talk about Europe and where where there's a lot at stake here, and this is GonNa be the bulk of conversation. We're talking, of course, the digital finance package which was. Drafted and released in late September. So just for context, what are the high level principles of cryptocurrency regulation in Europe one of the major frameworks that cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency actors fall under in EU? Okay. There's Hugh big ways of regulating cryptos in your roof basically we can shit. Yeah. Two a way of regulating the first one is considering the that crypto assets are a securities. All of them and make them full into the financial regulation in general. So that's the approach taken by Germany and a few other countries. So if you are operating his. Exchange in Germany than you have to be a regulated. Financial Exchange that that's a that's as simple as that. So. That's the first the first way of doing it, which is quite easy to do of course, but can lead to some inefficiencies. Patient. Because the financial regulation is is very strong and very difficult to apply for a small actors like And then you have the countries that try to create a dedicated from Fokker to us. Already mentioned France of course did this but you have. Your mountain you're. They'll have like a crypto license. where basically you you described project and you you have specific allegation. That are adapted to the crypto asset and that may mentioned for example, custody this Kanye to the DESTIG- sector. So these are bespoke regimes that are created by national governments in order to help players and startups in the crypto space get started without all the encumbrances and red tape and everything of a very. Complex Regulatory Framework as exists in the financial space. That's a the LAKME. Exactly. And then on top of this. Irrespective of the of the local regulation, there's an obligation for each member state to. Put into place regulations on Koa mill for all the all the exchanges that David with Euro and all the custodians that's from a you regulation. So needs to be apply everywhere in the. And see the animals five. Directive. CRYPTOCURRENCY startups in Europe are regulated at a level by Amil Five, which implies at every exchange or custodian conducts L. Kyc on their customers but other than. Other than this specific. know-your-customer regulation there hasn't been until now a framework at the level to regulate things like. You know specifically how tokens are listed by exchanges or Stable, coins or things like ICO's until now, these have mostly been regulated at a local level. Executive okay. So let's let's now jump into this Israel finance package. What. Is this digital finance package that was released by the Commission and? How does it change fundamentally this this situation that we're currently. Yeah. So the digital finance package, it's a big badge very, very big. Named suggests it converse everything digital and finance, and the objective of the digital finance package is basically to make the EU competitive you know Narita where the financing finance is increasingly digitize so very broad and diverse. That's a lot of different regulations that covers a lot of different areas. But of course, what interests us is, if you QBC's of this regulation that will concern specifically the crypt assets industry namely the Mecam regime, a markets data sets. And then at the pilots regime for the security tokens, those are the two components that are specifically targeted to drip to assets in rural. So basically assets registered on a blockchain and. The idea behind this dysregulation is to consider the criticism very specific new as clubs. So it's quite zooming out to the approach that was taken by friends, for example, that the really considering the group that as as a different industry as the other ones and to create a specific set of groups. An spoke regime that will apply to those actors and to the staff teaching. So that that's what will happen and that's that's what the the regime sets since motion. Every single crypto assets ACTA in euro will be regulated by camp. And everything will issue of security token gay news, the pipe between, which is very specific some kind of sandbox Okay. So, when you say every single crypto currency actor in Europe will be regulated under Meka. I think we're GONNA spend most of this time talking about Meka because the one that concerns defy more so than the the pilot regime, but we'll talk about that but. When you say every single actor who you talking about here give us some examples of like who are the people who are the companies that are getting affected and regulated by this. Broadly speaking meka is the creating a new category vectors. The Cold Crypto said service provider. So shocked providing service whispered doesn't you fall into this category and it's very inspired from The financial regulation. So basically, the crypto asset service providers, the custodians. Trading Platforms Exchange execution of older reception and transmission of all those of us. It's so if you look at the different financial services in Mifid, which is the financial regulation, the Euro. Just, a cookie based basically adapted, of course, because there's the custody, but for the finance photo crypto has had sexto. So if you are providing service got an intermediary basically exchange, you help people by yourselves to assets, you advise them on guitar sets you will be a regulated under the regulation. So you all catch. and. Then there's a regulator about of the regulation that is focused on the issuance of quotas. Any issue of will also be regulated. What is the meaning of a for issuing protested? And there's specific. Dispositions on stable coins, and this is a very, very sensitive topic with a lot of pages of regulation just to give you an idea. The whole regulation is like a hundred and seventy six pages so to just on meteorology allergy and stable going bar is like a
Can Belgium survive?
"Belgium is currently enjoying the second week of a new, national. Government This would be entirely on remarkable. Were it not for the fact that the seven-party coalition agreed circa the crack of dawn the other Wednesday ended four hundred and ninety three days without a national government, and this was not even Belgium's first such era of anarchy. In recent times, Belgium went five, hundred, eighteen, nine days without a national government between two, thousand, ten and two, thousand and eleven. These protracted standoffs partially a product of Belgium's infernally intricate political order though Bailey bigger than the American States of Massachusetts or Vermont, and with a population small of in Greater Los Angeles. Even when Belgium doesn't have a national government, it's still has three regional governments parliaments for the french-speaking community and the German speaking community, ten provincial governments and not fewer than five hundred, eighty, one municipal councils. There's also a king should be needed. But that in finally, intricate political order is also the consequence of of dealing with Belgium's more fundamental complexities Belgium those small is also several even smaller nations neighboring and overlapping each other at the most recent election back in two thousand and nineteen the two biggest shares of the vote for the Federal Parliament were won by parties who don't think Belgium should even really exist the moderate Flemish nationalists of the new Flemish Alliance and the far right Flemish firebreathers of lambs belong. One reason it has taken. So long to put a new government together is the difficulty of assembling a coalition which excludes both of them. But is this just an exercise in postponing the problem rather than solving it is the remotest chance that keeping nationalists out of power will actually render nationalism less partial is Belgium in its present form ultimately doomed this is the foreign desk.
"national government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is that the schools round out for ya know must play I guess but look European government bonds from Italy to Greece surged off the pin said about Louis a seven hundred fifty billion euro debt buying program to keep borrowing costs in check we see that bone valley continue this morning I note that Italian yields a dropping sixteen basis points we tried it once but five seven percent and then also breaking on the predictable this morning nor his bank is cutting its policy rates by no point seven five percent say three quarters of a percent to nine point two five percent said Norris bank also following will thirty one of the central bank to take action and then the bank of England is canceling its annual bank stress tests because of the coronavirus and lots more a European central bank movements well let's hear from a key figure in the European finance the Spanish finance minister in fact Nadia Calvino has been speaking to Bloomberg Nadia said the ECB's decision was the right one came at the right time but now a U. ninety physical response from the European countries ease needed she was speaking to Bloomberg's guy Johnson and Alex Steele so for the moment I think that the action of the city has provided the needed and appropriate stability to take the right decisions last week due to the reinforcement of containment measures in our country we started to see an impact which was quite significant in terms of the economic and social movements I dynamism of the country now we need to be able to take the right decisions in an environment which does not generate more instability volatility and action and sightseeing no at the end of the day in Europe we need a European response national governments are doing their part we are adopting the right measures to address the different challenges the ECB has on its part and now we need to think about a global European fiscal response to insure that of course that risk but you're putting on the table does not materialize we are also to taking measures to avoid that they're structurally fix in terms of job losses or the company closures that may have a more structural checks because we want the Spanish economy to kick start as soon as the health crisis is over and to resume as soon as possible the growth path on which we wear until the crisis hits us we hope that together with the financial sector we would be able to mobilize if needed up to two hundred billion over liquidity for the whole economy and that was the Spanish finance minister magico vino speaking to Bloomberg's guy Johnson and Alex Steele not coming up in the day break you're looking to be speaking to Rajesh sound Jennison associates managing director of talking about the pressures on the global economy the come from the virus outbreak what central banks have done the extent to which it is actually making that much difference to servicing from the Asian markets this morning.
"national government" Discussed on We The People
"So actually, the thirteenth fourteenth fifteenth, amendments and into article one's grant of power to the national government. And specifically to the US congress and for conservatives and liberals. Right. This is going to be a point of contention many ever since many conservatives today. Still look back to the eighteenth, century and view the decoration as a charter of very limited government. But the civil war amendments, and this is what Lincoln meant in part by a new birth of freedom. Is that got we, we've learned from slavery, that governments are not necessarily the chief threat to rights on that federalism, does not protect rights as it. We might have initially thought. And that we need a newly empowered congress and national government to enforce rights, and in that sense, Lincoln, and certainly the radical Republicans on really were conceiving of a new understanding of the constitution in a new addition to powers of the national government to protect runs, or Danielle, we have we have at least three mortars together. So let's let's get to it. I'm gonna ask you now about the progressive era and you'd mentioned the invocation the declaration by women suffrage advocates Seneca falls. Tell us about that. And of other indications of the declaration during the progressive era, including by conservatives on behalf of property rights. Well, the key feature of the progressive eras, of course. Achievement of the right to vote for women, and we are all just go. Through our conclusions of celebrating that hundred anniversary on that front..
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"This conversation because some people here the wrong way and it's not that it's just that look when you look at the it's funny i'm glad you brought up the global the global historical trends of religion in the world i mean it is amazing how fast we're moving away from religion as a civilization it seems almost like a cultural thing in lead of the towns where we were in holland michigan sunday is family day and it starts with going to church and in greenville and a lot of places in the south when you say where do you go to church that means you know who are you how can i fit you into my world liberal or or conservative and it in it's it's part of the where you it's part of the demographic of who you are and i think still followed that when there's one other angle that i hadn't thought of until this moment but i will mention which thanks to your excellent questioning which is that a one of the places we went our impression was in these conservative mainly white communities they had very significant latino immigration it went much more smoothly than they would think and faith yes i think it's because you had protestants recognizing that we're catholics coming in so there was a sense of religious communities and they were there they were christians and then even the muslim immigrants from somalia and sudan sudan who are coming to one of these plain states there was sense that they were people of the book if i was gonna say is it easier for these immigrants to assimilate if their religious i basically if they come in is not very religious that actually is a a mark of skepticism.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"Let's feature religion in this country and i say this because i think one of the most fascinating trends that we don't really appreciate is how quickly the country becoming less religious the fast rise of of of i don't want to call it eight theism atheism is probably more agnostic belief but less about that but in what is that doing to some of these towns or are you seeing that so i was start we've lived as you know a lot of places around the world we we've lived in japan and china or an australia we're in malaysia the cumulative effect of that is how religious america still is compared to any place else mean that every place we went faith organizations or a big part of how the city works so i guess from my point of view there is a long way the us could go in d religion ising forts her reached the the norm most other places actually i would have said that i i was surprised at the strength of religion in the smaller towns that we went to in the small towns that we went to the heart of our polarization it's interesting that you say that because then that because in the this is a you know a huge movement in the big cities right this this sort of disconnection from religion and faith and and i know it's still what's holding together some of these smaller communities and i wonder if if that's so you're finding that it's still holding the other these communities yes give us a things to think about as we mull over the evidence over what we know.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"And also or or a community college which seemed like a real a real heartbeat of the town and a real pointer to the future because what's going on in a lot of this community colleges is that they're very much in tune with the assets of the region for example east mississippi mississippi east mississippi community college in the golden triangle of west point starkville in columbus mississippi where there is five billion dollars worth of new industry coming in to the town in in the form of helicopter factory yokohama tire boeing mix their airbus airbus me sorry engines there east mississippi community college has high skills technical training exactly in tune with that new industry so if you lost your job in the textile industry or the toilet seat factory or the blue jeans factory or the gravestone factory which we're all in columbus and go to that college you're in in your trading potential for directly without having a yeah yeah all right but how does that fit with another when i tape pop pop psych up that is out there which we're seeing in polling which is conservatives are more skeptical of higher education you know the idea that they're big one day they think it they're there be universities are becoming nothing but liberal indoctrination zone i wanna say deborah so i think that's one of what we're describing as a dynamic balance where there are positive trends but also challenges and east mississippi community college is a perfect example because it's been crucial in connecting people in mississippi black and white previously employed and unemployed with these new jobs but recently the register has been cutting funds for it and mississippi so i think that parliament tried to say is there are success stories at the junior college level community college level and also research universities and so it's worth recognizing things that are working so yes we could be eating our seed corn i let me ask you a final question it's sort of a little off maybe and left to right field depending on how you view it.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"We saw and heard and heard referred to in places we went in the towns was around the word collaborate you heard it from the private institutions from the businesses from the public institutions from the people in town from the politicians that there's so much collaborating going on in columbus ohio for example that they just say collab if the shorter word because it takes too long to say the whole thing columbus is one of the great lakes towards the twenty first century i mean i feel like that's that's the first major twentieth century city in that it's like it's sprouted up i mean it's not to say it wasn't but you know i mean it just feels it feels like ohio's never felt like oh house most important city in the twentieth century eight easily is now and you've been there enough to know that most people don't know that most people are not from ohio don't don't know that and i guess a point we've make that most americans have a picture in their minds of new york or boston or la from the media they don't have a picture of columbus and they should because they only have cleveland yes cincinnati but they only have cleveland they don't don't really know columbus and i understand that they don't you know other than if you tell them what's ohio state it they okay but they don't always connect that i take and we have a long section there with with michael coleman the former mayor of columbus you probably know describes how in the depths of the recession of the crash of two thousand eight two thousand nine he told the people of columbus amuse you're going to have to lay off like half the police force and firefighters and others of their civic people or we're gonna vote ourselves a tax increase when you're losing your jobs you know businesses are failing but we're gonna pay more in taxes and they approved in a referendum and they kept the city services going was part of you know keeping this the city afloat one of the things you point out in here deborah was the issue is the idea that the new harbors our universities you know meaning the way towns you still establish themselves around ports or bodies of water in some ways the the thriving towns of the ones that have a university around a research university.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"So so and and the president i worked for jimmy carter he deregulated brewing he created the craft brewing movement so jim cook points out that when his immigrant great grandparents came from germany and the eighteen hundreds there were like every town in its own local brewery because you couldn't be or couldn't travel couldn't be refrigerated after prohibition it thinks shrank down to their only like sixty eight over sixty or eighty breweries and the entire country they're all these mega breweries and so course was exotic now there's something like five or six thousand breweries and has become a really local thing again and i think we saw local beer and dining and food and and just in manufacturing it's again amazon is there but also this offsetting sense of we are from here in this will be care about all right so let's take all of this let's take all of this insight and dump it into the lap of our leaders in washington and say okay the country's more patched what you're arguing is the country's more patched together than we think it is so governate like what what's the lesson outta here that you think that that you paul ryan genetic pelosi's whoever is going to be speaker and you know they they should take away from this in how they govern my my version of that of the answer is the country is better than its national government is right now in the national government is sort of an anomalous outlier for a still basically functioning country it matters that are national government is not functioning that is there's a lot of things national government needs to do and the longer goes nonfunctional way that the worst but i think the mess the reason we have passion for this message is having people recognize the distinction between the real problem we have national government and all the other dysfunctions that you have you have analyzed so well and a contrary impulse of reform experimentation innovation positive idi positively being able to make longterm plan so trying to make sure that the what's constructive on the bottom can rise up rather than be seeped down by the poison on the top and you know what did it behaviors that waste.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"My grandfather bought cores back from the other side of the rockies it was like wow and then you're like then you drank it right but we've lost that idea of regionalism or i feel like we have where there isn't this i've got to go triax where the areas known what has its own pride is regionalism still around in that healthy way you know town by town this was something that we really came to appreciate in a couple of different ways one is is in the public arts that if you go to dodge city you can be sure that you're gonna find brunt statues from the old gun smoke days doc holliday sitting down there at a gambling table in the middle of him that's why you go to dodge city yeah i wanna see her or rapid city where which is kind of the gateway to mount rushmore rushmore and every corner there's a statue of a president because they're going to embrace that greenville south carolina along the main street you've got all of the founding fathers kind of inner row and people are encouraged to stop look talk read a little bit just slow down and and appreciate the tradition and the history of those tons murals everywhere have localized signature it very much and i think we are impressed looking back over five years actually how strong the regional local entity is more than we expected because you don't see if you're you worry that amazon is sucking away all of our identity in no point i'm not just picking on them but you get my an apple right we all use the same products we used to buy from the same place someone we used to say when we were in china is that contradictory things are always true anything you said about china it'd be true someplace in that sort of the case of the us to where there.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"Giant factories are not coming back many places where we saw some mississippi but there's a dispersal of small relatively small high end manufacturing startups we saw for example louisville kentucky a big city but there there's having a lot of sort of manufacturing start up and around fresno around super running your at one town allentown is whole big startup culture so they're their ways in which in the long pageant of american economic dislocation new things coming up and in an attend like erie pennsylvania for example hundred thousand people the main economic narrative there is that the g e plant has downsized to a skeleton of its former self moved to by the way fort worth texas not to mexico or china but texas has lower taxes yeah and then eventually these southern low tax states are gonna lose their jobs to be at phnom and then eventually whatever the next one is right i mean you know there's always somebody providing in erie there's a there's a smaller new manufacturing going on in a big way there where there are a lot of tiny startups got millennials give or take a few years of their age in coop unit starting things like graphic design or ultra weekly magazines or news enterprise beings artists colonies that are turned into startup colonies you know like little artist warehouse work colony there is a lot of that and there's also a lot of just manufacturing erie has a very strong manufacturing heritage and in the campus european state university they have number of auto related and transit related machine shops and casting works and things like that so it's a transition from the giant factory age to something different one of the things my ep and i talk about and we were we we sometimes regale our staff about is the loss of regional identity and we sometimes it's as simple as there were regional sodas you know in the mid they drink furner in the south padre dr pepper i mean you know i you know it was that way with beer right cores i remember my dad coming home on time because.
"national government" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"We were after the election there was a sense if only you had been out there you would have seen this coming we have been out there and we saw people who in their own lives we're actually feeling much less miserable and sort of desperate than than the standard narrative held but for national politics there was different narrative was this kind of just it was something distinct where we were just going on your hatred snow we hated hillary more than we hated trump but it wasn't a we didn't think was genuine reflection of the tenor of life so there's three what i would call pop culture diagnoses for what's happening in in in between the coasts and i'm curious if you demystify those number one is the brain drain the young brain drain that everybody's leaving everybody's moving so let's start with that true or false okay false definitely yes we we saw evidence in just about all these towns that we went to that that young people who had lived there were many of them were trying to find a way to come back greenville south carolina and educated at some tools and come back and do good because they thought there was opportunity there they had a chance to have an impact there they had a chance to be creative in not not go in not go into the industry that they're mo their fathers mostly had been in because a lot of those factories had closed in there wasn't that chance and they didn't want to do that anyway but they went there as a place to to start something and shape the town.
"national government" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Right now the mayor of oakland a governor brown they don't think the federal government's gonna do anything they don't think that they have the stones if you will uh to charge them federally for this this is a law violations so uh that's was going to have to happen otherwise it's just going to continue to grow bikri with your think if it worthy of the way around preventive governors and mayors the following the national government the new york times would be calling for thorough right and if we if they had the right you deny seats turn leghari coley probably would uh or loretta lynch so a push is coming to show but i think the the federal government the united states harmon of justice when i say they can no longer because trump is make and trump uh debt we're going to fix broken immigration system were dying the death of a thousand cuts this trip tripped stein is one of the signature cases they're law enforcement officers had been killed by um uh illegal aliens there are other citizens whose sons and daughters have been killed by people illegally in the country mercer protection that's what i see worse this sanctuary worse a sanctuary for me who was in california on vacation with a family for heaven's sake say you know when she was gunned down by some guy who not only was he in the country illegally at the time but i think he had been deported four five times and every time we hear this stuff this guy who there was a guy milwaukee day on a greyhound bus from milwaukee to chicago that was creating a disturbance on the bus talking about killing people been deported five times what does it tell me aboard was our borders not seal don't care of macedon voters fair wants to draw aguzzi here's of obama telling his order seal aboard a signal it's not we'll be back in a mobile sheriff david clarke dennis prager here blink home security time about security as is perfect because here helwe has to be secure at at least the securities our border one of the ways is to know what's happening i'm a big fan of this product because it produces if you have.
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"The national governments and capitals in this region and of course the us the us as well for us soldiers were killed in that ambush an investigation is underway into a deadly us helicopter crash in afghanistan it happened last night officials and say the military chopper went down in the logar providence killing one american crew member six other us service members were injured and they are receiving medical treatment the natoled coalition that says investigators have secured the crash site south of the capital kabul the coalition also says the crash was not a result of enemy action i'm alex hinton while the driver of the car our that struck a man as he loaded another car onto a tow truck is under arrest 27yearold joshua doncaster of april is charged with driving under the influence the car john gosden was driving on route one 25 last down new hampshire early this morning hit 21yearold ricardo dissenters silva of quincy as silva was loading a car onto a tow truck so a received serious industry in injuries excuse me non caster was not hurt wbz news time is four fifty one and former president barack obama i received a notice for jury duty and is not the first time the former president get test it's not the first time the former president gets a summons cook county judge timothy evans told a county commissioners that president obama has been selected four jury duty in illinois during november that according to cnn affiliate w l ass brock obama leaves in washington dc but maintains a home in chicago obama's not the first former commander in chief to receive a notice before jury duty in two thousand fifteen forty third president george w bush performed his civic duty out of dallas courthouse but was not selected microalgae dose washington wbz news time four 52 he never knew each going to get with me but i promise you one thing we fun tonight.
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"The catalan parliament in case they push for independence something the court has said would be a breach of the constitution damien gramatica us is our europe correspondent damien do we know if the catalan regional government is going to ignore this court rooting though we don't at this stage are that is i mean that's the sort of key question at the midday sarah because of course they ignored the constitutional court last time but what it said the proposed referendum should not go ahead and ruled that that was unconstitutional because spain's constitution talks about an indivisible country and we saw what happened last sunday when the catalan authorities pressed ahead with that vote said the central government stepped in to try to prevent it from happening question his will let happen again but interestingly in this case just worth saying one thing which is that it wasn't the central government in madrid the brought this court challenge so this isn't in in fact be a national government seeking to prevent monday's planned parliamentary session here butler the it was a it was another political party in catalonia the socialist party who were have some deputies here who said that the this will be it unconstitutional stepped they moved to block it and the court agreed to the end the court said that any attempt to hold a session would be null and void and any air moves to do so would invite serious legal consequences on the proindependence leaders here now those who all pro independence have another challenge with the the comments and meetings by banks who are considering moving they do yes absolutely ever this is a warm major bank sabadell has already decided just yesterday that it would transfer its legal registration from barcelona to outside of catalonia to alicante the it doesn't actually affect the the sort.
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"The the the monopoly on force that's what separates government from other organisations the ability to use force with impunity four eight eight nobody's going to wane the court against be any government that's how they stop the less the session he'll and you're right nobody is going to win in in the case of what's happening in catalonia the fact that the government is true a trucking and shipping in thousands of police to occupy the streets occupy these polling locations shut them down is proving the case for the catalans the all they have to do is point now it looks a in case you're wondering why we want to leave here they are here are the representatives of the very government that we are sick of living underneath and look at what they're willing to do look at the extent to which they are willing to go to steal ballots probably or throw them away to occupy physically our property and our home our home they're willing to do all of these things in spend how much taxpayer dollars this is why we want to leave so they are healthy by proxy unintentionally the government of madrid the spanish national government is making the case four the catalans in their desperate pathetic attempt to stop it but you sound like you are in favour of the national governments offing session our era nobody's going to or immortal artfully yes they are you right now you can throw their as they show of force right up force has already been used when a government ships in police from another province or state in order to enforce their rules forces been used and a revolution shen is the very next step your level of denial is stunning on this that you can look at what is obvious use of force in say that force is not going to be used force is going to be used in catalonia in a matter of hours because there are people families who are currently occupying some of these polling locations and the police have been ordered to vacate the schools by six am but the media's claiming the police have also at the same time in order to not use force now you tell me how that can happen how can the police vacate these schools from these protesters and occupiers and not use force.
"national government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The cited to to try to do this on a local level because south africa has signed the paris accord and she felt like fee the national government really wasn't following through and was actually hindering her ability to to to have cape town's kind of do its part basically by by forbidding her from from switching energy providers sudden isn't the kind of a national monopoly utility there an and she wanted to switch to a more kind of renewable mix she wasn't able to make that happen by meeting with the the relevant minister so she's actually taking it to court now to try to make it happen this is a problem that a lot of mayors are gonna have which is trying to get your legislation and get your problems solved when you're going up against the national party that is on the other end of the political spectrum how did she address that whilst you hurt her poignancy discounted pretends they don't exist and and she she basically tries to use you know the very conscious of the the full extent of the powers of the constitution gives her as a mayor and and use those and as in the case with energy if if there is a conflict then she's not afraid to to litigator basically there's obviously there's plenty of the areas in which that's going to happen right in your got a mayor bill de blasio is come up and talked you offered the other end of the spectrum for what's happening on that fullscale since trump took the white house he's talked about sanctuary cities all this stuff has happened this political tensions but there's also sorta with a a a governor that's in his own party exactly so anywhere along that sort of political spectrum if you're not immediately line it makes things difficult it was also play so you guys on here which is jerusalem which is even aside for political parties there is no centuries of division here decades rather tell how you guys pursued this in in what you talked about with the mayor there because i thought this one was particularly poignant yeah i mean he he was he's a fascinating guy and there's.
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"A message that we have a functional government here in california the bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state to forty percent below 1990 levels by the year 2030 to do that the state will set a cap on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowed each year that kapil shrink with each year businesses then can buy and sell the emissions allowances and the state makes money when those allowances are purchased from the state schwarzenegger says along with california's functional government it sends a twofold bra qatar message shows the rest of the country how strong sup national governments all cities in states how we do not have to wait for washington to create action reconnoiter and he says to the world that america did not drop out of the paris agreement america's four the in paris agreements the states in the citizen america the private sector ticket them except the the scientists everyone is still in a paris agreement is only one man that drop doubts with america did not drop out governor ground applauded schwarzenegger for his vision back in two thousand six governor schwarzenegger was pretty amazing as a republican in that the democratic legislature we have republicans all over the country only one signed in the law a global solutions act that have this cap and trade measure part of it this is the only law in the united states is fiala law that exists right ear some environmentalists say the law doesn't go far enough to clean the air and others say the law is nothing more than a massive gas tax jim roope los angeles suits 12 minutes past the hour coming up subway system officials in a whole they wanna get out of america in the morning returns after these messages who did you.