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"north queensland" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"This is all things considered ilsa Chang in Los Angeles And I'm Mary Louise Kelly in Washington Democrats are facing tough choices after their voting rights agenda was blocked by Senate Republicans last night On top of that President Biden says his massive agenda for child care education and climate change will need to be broken up with some key elements sure to be left behind One person who has to figure out how to carry that agenda forward is Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer He sat down today with our congressional correspondent Kelsey snow They started their conversation with the fracture in the democratic caucus since senators kyrsten sinema and Joe Manchin followed through on their promise to vote with Republicans last night to protect the filibuster So it was clear that the votes you held yesterday on the filibuster and the voting rights were going to fail So why do it This is one of the most important issues facing America the future of our democracy the right to vote is sacrosanct and it's being taken away by legislature after legislature across the country Senators are here to vote They should be put on record and those who are opposed to advancing voting rights and who support suppression of voting rights the public should know who they are and the senators have an obligation to let them know who they are The vote makes that clear and it will help us move forward Let me say this For people who said well you knew you might not get the votes Well that's like telling John Lewis don't go over the pettus bridge because you don't know what's going to happen there or Martin Luther King not to involve himself in his crusades This is perhaps the most important issue we face Many people feel it is And we're not going to slide it off the table We're not going to say never mind This helps us advance the cause now the public knows where people stand I think those who voted against it will feel a lot of heat While it's feeding of that there are people in your party who think senators Manchin and cinema should be punished for voting with Republicans You know this is creating a lot of anger within your base and people you need to have show up and vote in November So was it a mistake to put these senators on the record In fact the very people who you're talking about and not just quote the hard left base but all of the civil rights movement the union movement the environmental movement even the pro choice movement which it had a different position in the past said we must have them vote And I think that was the right thing to do Well one of the things that President Biden said in his press conference yesterday is that he's learned over the past year that the public doesn't want him to be president senator They want him to be president and senators to be senators Has he effectively used the power of his office so far or has he spent too much time up here negotiating with senators that is equals The bottom line is on the issue of voting rights which we're talking about He has made it clear how he felt He gave three very powerful speeches He spoke individually to senators mansion and cinema So he's working alongside us because both of us feel that this is a vital issue to the republic This is what people have died for The wellspring of our democracy is allowing people to vote something interesting I'm reading the biography of grant And the white southerners the number one thing they wanted to prevent the newly freed slaves from getting was the right to vote Because they knew vote was power vote could direct the government to help you vote could change the course of where the country goes So the vote is vital vital vital and I think that Joe Biden myself and almost every one of my Senate colleagues feels that way Well you are marking your own anniversary right now It's your first anniversary It has a majority leader Wondering in that time major pieces of the president's agenda have passed the House but not the Senate Do you take responsibility for that Is there anything you could have done differently Well look we worked very hard We got a lot done The ARP Bill is one of the most progressive and important pieces of legislation in decades We've put more judges in these are lifetime appointments Donald Trump stacked the bench with hard right judges nasty people some of them and we have undone a lot of it already We put more judges in office in the first year of a president's term or a majority leader's term than anyone since 40 or 50 years We got a big bipartisan bill done the bipartisan infrastructure bill done and many other things as well Are we going to continue to fight on voting rights Yes And by forcing people to vote we have moved that a step forward That is the overwhelming view of my caucus and the overwhelming view of all of us on the side of voting rights not just the civil rights community although they had taken the lead but all of the other union community the environmental community the community that wants to keep roe V wade So this was the right thing to do and we did the right thing We've had a successful year We haven't had it completely successful but you keep fighting We're in the week of MLK day The inspiration of doctor king who never gave up who didn't let set backs set him back and who didn't shy from tough fights even though the outcome was not clear at the beginning That's our inspiration Senator Chuck Schumer there speaking with NPR's Kelsey snow who is with me now joining us from the Capitol Hill Hi there All right so we heard him say Democrats are going to keep fighting I didn't hear a lot of specifics on what that fight looks like What does he mean We don't really know right now we're looking for some information from Democrats about what that fight will look like You know the biggest challenge that Schumer and Biden both face is an evenly divided Senate When I was in his office today I noticed that he has portraits of the roosevelts on the walls much like Biden Biden should share this desire to pass Roosevelt style transformative policies but they don't have Roosevelt size majorities even in the house Democrats lost seats in the last election in 2020 It wasn't as if voters gave them a huge mandate to move forward like this All true but I guess my question again do we know anything about Schumer about Democrats next steps now Well Schumer wasn't focused on that He clearly wanted to defend the choices and the approach that he took And that was a lot of similar talk to what we heard from President Biden yesterday and he didn't really engage with whether Biden's approach was the right kind of way to move the agenda forward He also didn't say what he personally plans to do differently going forward And pure congressional correspondent Kelsey snow Thanks for sharing the interview with us Thanks for having me.
"north queensland" Discussed on 60-Second Science
"Offshore wind in the U.S. is poised for a boom, states from Rhode Island on down to Virginia, all have plans to ramp up offshore wind over the next decade. And the Biden administration is pledged to add 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. It's all part of an energy overhaul that aims to swap fossil fuels for renewables, reigning in climate change and protecting our planet. Curbing climate change is one of the best things we can do to protect marine species. But harnessing the wind to blow back emissions is not without its own impacts. Of special concern are these denizens of the sea. That's a North Atlantic right whale recorded off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, North Atlantic right whales migrate and feed along the U.S. east coast, which is also ground zero for the U.S.'s growing offshore wind industry. Scientific American custom media spoke with oceanographer Joe Brody. He's part of a team trying to figure out how to avoid conflicts between wind turbines and whales. After a few years as a flight attendant, he left the friendly skies for the sea. Now he's the offshore wind research lead at the Rutgers center for ocean observing leadership. Joe, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the world's most endangered species, only about 400 of them are left. Can offshore wind development along the east coast coexist with right whales and if so, how? I think the answer is definitely. The two can coexist. It just has to be done intelligently and with as much information as possible. The idea is, I guess a good way to put it in a term that we used to use at the airline was situational awareness. Knowing what's out there when it's out there, where they are and what they're doing is going to make all the difference. So you're part of a project funded by the offshore wind company earth stead and their ocean wind project partners in New Jersey that uses acoustic monitoring the track and study whales. It's called the ecosystem and path of acoustic monitoring project. What does that project aim to do and who's involved? It is a partnership between bursted and then us here at Rutgers university, along with a team at Woodstock institution, led by Mark bone Garner, and then another team at the university of Rhode Island, led by doctor Jim Miller. What we're trying to do is use acoustic sensors that are deployed on a variety of platforms, such as stationary buoys, and then also underwater robots gliders that can move through the water to listen for vocalizing right whales. And so the idea is, can you better monitor the presence or absence of the North Atlantic right whale by listening to them using autonomous sensors? Well, tell us a little about the technology you're using. What tools do you use to read the ocean and what kinds of data do they give you? So Mark baumgartner at Woods hole, he deployed a buoy off the coast of New Jersey here. And he also deploy to Billy off of Massachusetts. And then the team at Rhode Island has another buoy that's more of like a test platform trying out some advanced sensors that can help you triangulate the location. The buoy is really just there to have the radio transmitters and things like that on up at the surface. So on the mooring itself at the bottom of the water column, that's where his sensor, which is called the demon. Digital acoustic monitoring instrument. It's basically a big anchor that has got this digital sensor on it. And it sound proofed and insulated so that the flow of the water doesn't interfere with the listening tool. So that's another challenge. They've got to install things that reduce that. And there's all sorts of technology at play to really isolate the sound so that you can really hear very well. On the glider side, so it looks like a torpedo, but it doesn't actually have a propeller on it. And so what it does is it goes up and down over and over again. And it's a mobile platform, right? So you can explore the entire area. You're not restricted to just that one spot where the buoy is located. As offshore wind companies and scientists in the U.S. explore ways to protect biodiversity around turbines, they're taking a cue from Europe, where the wind industry is much more mature. Victoria Todd is the director in chief scientist for ocean science consulting in Dunbar Scotland. And for years, she's worked with companies and regulators to minimize the impacts of offshore energy projects on marine wildlife. The science shows that climate change is one of the biggest threats to ocean health, expanding offshore wind is seen as key to the energy transition and reducing the effects of warming on marine wildlife. But while we know when is an important part of the solution, we also know that offshore wind development is not harmless. The best way to protect marine life in my opinion is advanced planning. Perform baseline studies. Prior to the wind farm development, such that we can understand the use of the area by the various animals at different times of the year. In addition, one can also use opinions which are actively producing noise emitting devices that can send out a warning signal to the remnants theoretically to pre warn the animals that there is going to be a noise emitting event about to happen and that they can perhaps vacate the area. Well, what would you say the U.S. can learn from Europe as we expand offshore wind development here? Well, I think from what I've seen so far, they've managing to do quite a good job of the planning elements of it. We have, obviously, very, very good research Institutes on the east coast. I used to be able to oceanographic institution, which is a very experienced incompetence and long-standing marine institute and we have some great universities and some of the large whale experts. But they are also seeking our advice for these projects as well. In putting their heads together, scientists and offshore wind companies hope to make watching out for whales and other marine wildlife, part of the industry's MO, as turbines multiply off the U.S. coastline. That's good for the whales and good for the climate. One of the reasons we want renewable energy is we're trying to reduce the impact we're having on the climate. We're trying to reduce ocean acidification. We're trying to do all these things that are ultimately to protect our environment. But you don't want to damage the environment in the process, right? And so you have to preserve what you have while you're trying to prevent further damage. And so it's in everybody's best interest to make sure that it's done the right way. This podcast was produced by scientific American custom media and made possible through the support of ersted..
"north queensland" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is WNYC 93.9 FM and a.m. 8 20 NPR news and the New York conversation Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Luis giovani Today marks the one year anniversary of President Biden's inauguration and PR's winter Johnston has details on a White House news conference to mark the occasion President Biden says the nation has made remarkable progress on vaccinations creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate Speaking at The White House on Wednesday Biden also made another pitch for his social policy and climate change spending proposal that remains stalled in the Senate The price of prescription drugs So insulin that today costs some people as much as a $1000 a month will cost no more than $35 a month It cuts the cost of elder care Biden also acknowledged that more work needs to be done to combat the latest surge of coronavirus infections a historic rise in inflation and delays in the supply chain Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with European allies in Berlin today ahead of talks in Geneva tomorrow with his Russian counterpart The meetings are focused on tensions along Ukraine's border where in recent months Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops The U.S. and other western leaders are threatening more economic sanctions should Russia move into Ukraine Heading into the opening hour of trading on Wall Street Dow futures were up over a hundred points This is NPR news Good morning this is doubly NYC at 8 32 and Michael hill snow 35 now attempts falling through the 30s a travel advisory issued for New York City alternate side parking suspense for snow operations but we still must pay the parking meters We have delays this morning on the J and Z trains in the city the Long Island railroad montauk branch and delays on MJ transits northeast corridor north Jersey coast montclair bowden and rarely valley lines In the news nearly two weeks before 40 row of Michelle Alyssa go was killed when she was pushed in front of a moving subway train governor houghland near Adams had announced a plan to bolster safety in the subways but his doubly NYC's met cat's reports the plan has stopped One part of the plan was implemented police say there are 1000 new cops patrolling the subways But hoeke also said she would immediately issue a request for proposals to send teams of mental health professionals to connect the people experiencing homelessness and with mental illnesses to services Her lectern was emblazoned with the name of such teams safe option support or SOS But a review of state proposal shows that a request for proposals was never issued and according to advocates state funded outreach teams could be months away from arrival Governor hulk was office did not respond to a request about the status of the outreach teams Emigrant advocates in New Jersey or outrage after the state reallocated most of the $40 million fund created to help undocumented workers during the pandemic doubling into my seas Karen Yi explains Immigrant workers who fought for the relief fund say applying for the program was incredibly difficult They say too many documents were required like proof of a COVID diagnosis but tests weren't always available and not everyone has a doctor Workers say they can't believe the state diverted $34 million when people still need help Respect It's a joke and disrespectful said Angela Ramos domestic worker who lost her job State officials contend not enough people applied to use up the money by the federal deadline They've added another $10 million to keep the program open until the.
"north queensland" Discussed on The Property Couch
"The reminder of the twenties as a decade and as we look back at the end of the twentieth dickhead. We're going to be very thankful that we've put some stikes in the grand through the telescope. Been when we're looking at this wonderful up We've got some in so Very good at braslavets christian allen. I think there's evidence for not only for you but for the communities. Well thanks question. I this one's from spike pop. So we're gonna listen to wine And he's going to ask a question where to buy for retirement right show while life and all about the now very early fifties. We live in brisbane in a house about a million dollars but mortgage. We also have a house on the north queensland college which is worth probably we at four twenty four fifty thousand which is currently rented out for three hundred fifty a week which we have. I'm always on that by places a ironed out. Royds we have children living in now debt. We don't have any car lines We earn roughly about sixty five the with some potential. If we wanted to do. I have to win more but we choose not to. This died eh. question is way. i'll look into retire down to the southern end of the gulf. Coast in about eight detainees. And we're not sure whether we should boy something they way we want to leave and have somebody renting with alien comes. We could help pie. The house off in quick time or boy. Another place in brisbane and Ready data and when it comes to one. I recall sell a the one or two of the houses. Then boy a unit down the at wrought anyway. A happy can help me think two.
"north queensland" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"The islands remnant convicts structures provide visitors with a window into an era when people were exiled. Toss australia and put to work. On the connie's to southbound question bay on the colonies ambitious building projects okay so the structures include fitzroy dock. Both the earliest earliest graving dock commenced in australia and only surviving example nationally of a dry dock. Constructed by convicts other landmarks from this period are cockatoo. Island's guardhouse mess. Hall solitary confinement cells which are taught me and then grain silos and the bill away laila bella. Layla house all constructed from sandstone. Quarried by complex and then it's next ration- was as a shipyard between the island itself is like a giant rock of sandstone. Yeah so that's why like. Then they had the convicts carve everything out of sandstone. 'cause islands out of sandstone. A lot of convicts died doing all that work to so anyway. Sorry between eighteen fifty seven everybody all the way up until nineteen ninety-one cockatoo island was also the site of one. Australia's biggest shipyards were australian and other allied naval vessels were servicing world war two service during world war two around two hundred and fifty ships were tended at the facility including the queen elizabeth and queen. Mary i didn't know that the facilities were also used to convert merchant ships and passenger liners for the war effort ships damaged in the wartime attacks. Made it back to considerable distance to the island for repairs including the h. m. a. s. australia after kamikaze attacks in the philippines and the hmas hobart after torpedo tax in the new hebrides. All right and then. The next generation was As a girls reforma tara from my tori. Okay so some of the stuff that i read said it was girls and boys but then the stuff that i saw where people were actually touring it. I realized it's gotta say on there that it's just a gore girls reformatory because they were only referring to it as a girls reformatory so it was only girls. They did have something for boys. And i'll get to that okay. All right so girls reformatory so. Apparently the prison stuff doesn't leave visitors as unsettled as its third reincarnation which is as an industrial which is weird to me. Industrial reformatory for girls which came into existence in eighteen. Seventy one to distance the island from the stigma attached to the former prison and it was named renamed bila a north queensland aboriginal word for cockatoo. Unfortunately in the case of some of the islands young wards this exercise in rebranding did not reflect their reality..
"north queensland" Discussed on Collective Insights
"We'll still be here and it'll still. It'll still be that. I don't know if The temperature will be conducive to life by that that stage or or anything but now we're here and a lot of angry and a lot of us the dysfunctional but some that were angry dysfunctional as individuals s communities. We don't really care what one individual nose or holding the head. You know the expertise and knowledge or anything like that. Like anything that i know is that's community property that belongs to my community and so that's non in the community and that's part of our community knowledge and that will be passed on to the So act communities still has all. This knowledge is no single individual. Who knows it all. It's still resides in communities and basically you know engaging belonging in a community like that and engaging in utah community mines is the only way he can unlock that or existed. So i guess. I guess when you figure out you know how to come as a community you know. Sit with the community then. Yeah it's it's old f we in But you know also dialogue So as telling that someone fellas today that you know a little more clan Women's dances in in ceremony Same ceremonies we've done forever but a lot of the dances of change. The women's dance hula now. So in in in north queensland Because of the amount of exchange cultural exchange since happened with With polynesia women now in over the last few decades of saturday's in the hula and and that's the dance that most women doing in ceremony. Yeah and so yes we have. We have a lot of you know. It's still the same culture but we have a lot of different exchange happening with different technologies if ways of being always constant things happen all the time This is what we've always done as human beings you know we do this in communities interactive lectures amazing. You know hybrid teas emerging and But they do lead slowly and carefully. You got just oh. I can do chris by. So let's make that and then we'll figure out What kind of regulations we need to put in place to stop it from like killing everything and everyone you know it's like before you make crisp up you sit down. Everybody sits down for a long time. They're like this any. Is this ten years beyond to be had before you even.
"north queensland" Discussed on The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove
"I mean cement causes. He's a big factor in terms of global warming. And will when you've had roads mud hats and you start creating scott's cry for you. Is you end up using lots of cement. And i think it's a strong argument to cy. Will you go into the chance to industrial laws. What we just didn't get the chance nail or how come you got a free ride caused the problem. And now we're all in the signed by together like. I think it's actually a legitimate argument on the way highest idea of any sympathy for developing countries. Think perhaps the developed countries having done the fair share of polluting and moved on maybe should have harsher restrictions on them. Now as a result. What do you think tom the warehouse. We got here. The straits is an upside. I'll get shen views at my house. A getting it'll be fine. You just need a tinny like this working my way back three time here that was andrew talking bet freshwater is lot of insult luna but how to fix action counts spa. Let me see hairy and financially solvent says. This is great now. We can swim any dying september. Actually i wonder if this is going to do with the sting is coming down normally in queensland the stinks will just to sort of north queensland phenomena in terms of. You can't swim in the sava in the some in north queensland because his timmy singers and they fawning that irukandji was found. All fries rhode island loss summer. I think it was a couple years ago. Yes so that is one of the problems hearing in financially solvent is. Maybe i won't be able to swim on the gulf coast in sama because of goddamn stimulus so that is another problem. Let me see. What else are we going here. Andrea says the science around the of china by chinese. Some mines just planning for the consequences. Aj increased climate refugees water wounds etc. Sign well honest. Government ads alleged that the liberals have put people eating but see us. irs and the bureau of meteorology who have refused the the high levels have refused to allow the woods. Climate change in some of the reports. And i believe trump banned any planning full sea level..
Crop Circles: Alien Messages or Man-Made Hoaxes?
"One of the first stories that got people talking about crop circles began one morning in january nineteen sixty six when banana farmer george pedley entirely a town in north queensland australia was driving his tractor through his farm passed a lagoon. George hurt a high pitched hissing. Sound assuming it was a pierce tire. He stopped the tractor to check but immediately saw what he later described as a flying saucer. Rise up at great speed from the lagoon and sip away disappearing into a cloud of blue vapor after registering his complete shock. He went to investigate the site from which he saw the object rise there in the lagoon. George found what looked almost like a massive nest of flattened reads fused together floating on the surface of the water spinning clockwise. It was almost thirty feet across later in the day. George called his friend albert to check it out. It seems to me if you see a flying saucer and a floating nest from where it took off you call someone immediately but george was like. Wow i just saw. Ufo oh well. These bananas are gonna pick themselves. Maybe he was a man who has priorities in order one harvest bananas to call friend about ufo citing when albert got to the lagoon. He waited out in to get a closer look and notice that the reads weren't just bent over but rather it looked like they'd been pulled up by their roots at this point. One of the men alerted the media. I'm guessing it was albert since george seemed to be taking a slightly more lazy fair approach to the whole thing when the local press arrived to more smaller circles were found in one. The reads went clockwise. Counterclockwise also found was a six by five foot rectangle of empty space in the reeds where the reads it seemingly been pulled up from their roots and were missing completely
"north queensland" Discussed on The Science Show
"I wonder whether that's how alan carr and his wife. Susan started over thirty five years ago in far northern queensland. Let's leap across australia to the tropics. Where ellen and beat ahead. Field awaiting as a botanical arc creator of the botanical arc which is a private at no botanical garden. Tropical north queensland are boundary is the daintree national park. This is the best place to grow tropical plants. When did you set this up. And what was your objective when you started. We bought the property in nineteen ninety-two and our goal. There was to raise a family and a healthy lifestyle and have minimal impact on the planet as we could but it since grown into more of educational aspect. So we've been on journeys more than one hundred trips to rainforest countries all around the world and subsequently got interested in medicinal plants. Their fibers dyes oils. Resins waxes all the useful plants that indigenous people mainly grow in or harvest in the rainforests around the world. Was there any problem getting that through customs. I mean they're very strict on what can be brought. In to the best of my knowledge we have the only government registered quarantine plant introduction premise north of brisbane in the whole country and so it's a very onerous and costly exercise that we engage in. But we'd take quarantine extremely seriously. I guess one of our tag lines is plants and people conservation through understanding if you can't relate conservation to people you've missed the point and you've lost ninety five percent of the people or even more and so our garden with its useful. Plants that people can relate to is our tool to provide them with a greater understanding. Because most people don't realize they have direct connections with the rainforest every day of their lives the such variety here walking along the past and the variety. Different classes quite amazing. Okay well twenty five years ago. The half an acre were standing and had six rows of fruit trees and so we used our original six rows of fruit trees to provide the wind and shade protection to start our rainforest off and so here. We are now where trees which are up to twenty five meters high. Some of them quite big. And we've just learned so much from it and so we're the with six species of plants and a half acre. There's now over two hundred fifty species. Every one of them has at least one use for us as humans. Some produce beautiful fruits but the sap from the young leaves cure skin fungal diseases great cabinet timbers against goes on and on and so we have school children who come here now to look at it. I mean this is very very lush. What sorts of crazy these because they look very well established. This is part of our spice garden. So this is. A curry tree is used for curry. We have a very big collection of gingers. Probably the world's most widely used medicine in the world today is coming ginger. It's a very very important plant. Not just for context and food flavoring but for medicine of the sixteen hundred species that we know about more or less about a quarter of them have known uses for humans and no other family. A plant comes close to that in my opinion. So you're a great believer in learning from traditional knowledge. Let's say traditional wisdom that the fact that this is probably being done over thousands of years through trial and error but they found what works. That's something you think that we're ignoring at our peril while we have now. We're starting to look at some of these things but for far too long. We were dismissive. If it didn't come in tablet form it wasn't good for you know wouldn't cure anything and that's a very narrow minded way to look at things. Now this is our quarantine building and it has a mesh of less than half a millimeter so no intakes can get in out has a double door with air locks and so on and once plants are permitted to come in the country. They arrive in australia. They get inspected by the government. They get fumigated with methylbromide. Which is a really bad gas. And then they get placed in here to grow on if the government's happy with the growth after so many months some of the plants are released. A lot of plants don't survive but some do and it's from those few that do that whole new industries have been established. What makes a good plant that you would go out and say we've got to have this at the first of all is in danger of being decimated or becoming extinct so that's one of our criteria but i guess primarily. Is it useful for people. Will they benefit from it. And can they learn things from it so i'm going to pick some rusoff this tree yep so this is a rather spindle. Looking trees really going for the light. Isn't it when the trees here. The big storm came and knocked down a whole raft trees and palms and so on and it saved this tree now. I just wanted to crush the leaf and smell it and see if you can recognize odor. It's a very common plant. Would take the leaf chewed on the tippy tongue. It won't kill you it's got. Oh my god yes. It's a numbing property. It's coming up. It's oh it's the kind of thing the dentist gives you. That's right it's an anesthetic is the oil of cloves is so this is a clove tree and the oil of clubs comes from the leaves. It's an local anesthetic so they would actually painted on your gun before the novacaine needle went in. Yeah so this tree will get bushy. It'll grow to about ten meters. But as you say. I mean this helps people relate how the mid sins that we using ultimately started off life here in in things like tropical rainforests. That's right and there's so many more to discover. This one is at kept apple and it comes from indonesia. Stella carpets hall into malaysia and many years ago an old friend of mine from florida wrote me a letter and he said alan please go to indonesia and collect the keppel apple because it's reported that once you consume it for the next twenty four hours all your bodily odors and excretion will smell nice and sweet so i said bill. I know some people who could benefit from this. But he didn't tell me where in indonesia to go and this thousands of islands in indonesia so where do you go. Well if you're smart you start with the bigger islands. Because his more on them. And you do your research i well. Apparently this tree was really significant in sumatra. I did mine managed to find a couple of feeds on the ground and two of the seeds. i thought were viable and brought them home and it grew and after seven or eight years i had my first four fruit so when the fruit was ripe i found three friends and we decided to eat ten fruit. Each we worked hard all day. Two of them were karate experts who went to training at nighttime and at the end of the day. We didn't have to say anything because everybody was remarking on how pleasant we smelled really so it does work in the way it works is very simple this volatile compounds in the flesh of the fruit which go through metabolic pathways and sweat glands so we ended up sending a couple hundred of these fruit to the university of vienna in austria. We shouldn't be surprised. If one day we take a vitamin c. pill and we smell like citrus for the rest of the day because nature showing us these pathways. The problem is we're chopping trees down so fast that we're missing out on some credible opportunities. Plants are far more complicated than we give them. Credit for and a few years ago we had to university of missouri. Chemists come here and i was remarking. How a plant can use the minerals in the ground. Sunlight air and water to create this incredible chemical. That makes you smell sweet but also nice flavor for the fruit and new leaves on a tree. Come out pink and so they have chemicals which deter some of the insects. I said to them. I said look this trees probably producing five hundred different complex chemicals and we don't even know how it's doing it and they said try fifty thousand chemicals and counting most people if you ask them just on the street. How are you related to a rainforest today. Or what plants do you depend on from a rainforest. They could mention a single thing and yet by coming here and learning about these plants they sort of make that connection wow we are dependent on natural ecosystems and rainforests so alum call the botanical. Ach one hundred k. North of cans and northern queensland with pita hatfield..
"north queensland" Discussed on Conversations
"Yes well i wasn't i. I wasn't expecting him for another ten days. Or so. And i was boxing day. The evening of boxing day And i realized that something was happening. And one of the midwives working with conley confirmed that this was the case. So i had to ring the consultant on say. Sorry but i'm in labor and there's a force of center caesarian that need to be done and he was not terribly happy to receive this news but he said look just through the force. I don't think he'd said can he said just through the forces and all coming to the season so that was what happened. I did the forces and he committed. The caesar i think and i went off to the hospital and had a may burst on. Yeah gripe gripe. Bobby always want a big family. I'm not sure. I did all that much long-term planning really i'm delighted. My children are wonderful. Every one of them is is fantastic so very very happy that i have. What brought you and your family up to north queensland. It was the feeling that we wanted to work. Not in a big city but in a perhaps a more disadvantaged place a wild place a more challenging place a frontier we had worked twice..
"north queensland" Discussed on Conversations
"In the ambulance in the ambulance the ambulance was was used for sometimes. Non medical cheaper teas if your kids are old enough to be aware of transport yes. The older ones had been in hospital ambulances before they've been picked up from kindergarten. This is quite a while ago. Doesn't happen does it happen anymore. Tell me caroline what what you were doing while you were in labor with your fourth child. Yes i was performing forceps delivery for another woman so you knew you fly and you still would delivering with forceps. Yes well i wasn't i. I wasn't expecting him for another ten days. Or so. And i was boxing day. The evening of boxing day And i realized that something was happening. And one of the midwives working with conley confirmed that this was the case. So i had to ring the consultant on say. Sorry but i'm in labor and there's a force of center caesarian that need to be done and he was not terribly happy to receive this news but he said look just through the force of here. I don't think he'd said can he said just through the forces and all coming to the season so that was what happened. I did the forces and he committed. The caesar i think and i went off to the hospital and had a may burst on. Yeah gripe gripe. Bobby want a big family. Not sure that. I did all that much long-term planning really i'm delighted. My children are wonderful. Every one of them is is fantastic so very very happy that i have. What brought you and your family up to north queensland. It was the feeling that we wanted to work. Not in a big city but in a perhaps a more disadvantaged place a wild place a more challenging place a frontier we had worked twice. We did two stints in papper new guinea as interns and then a senior registrars and we really hoped to get back to something like that and I began doing..
"north queensland" Discussed on Inside Supercars
"Race off the coast. Six hundred I'd be very supportive of either case that i think it's really a job for supercars and you know they're they're fan marketing teams with assad what sport needs and what the fans want You know from a point of view both options make fenced and we'd be supported by the way is there a major difference between a townsville five hundred cost to compete and let us the sandown five hundred costs to compete very interesting question on on a purely cost bankers Our played probably not because yeah the towns will five hundred runs the same hit kurd as the baptist one thousand now you got you fuel You got extra guys You know and and obviously the baptist one thousand goes over a whole week. Not just a weekend so you know that that's where you get cost there but you've been down. Five hundred was really on the three day event. And you council five hundred three events honestly i. i don't. I don't believe the i think the cost comparison would be very similar You know the factor of your second driver which doesn't probably in execute that much more in costa i. I wouldn't think it would be a huge bearing in my opinion. So the real is a sprint round to injure yeah to five hundred As a bit of a different thing you know. Today's versus three days lightly for less people involved in a big kirk Definitely definitely a savings in the davis trails to sprint versus super five hundred events But yeah. I can't see much between a traditional sandown. Five hundred thousand five hundred of tomato very very logistically design and of course these news about the if one thing cancelled. How much does that. Impact a super team and supercars calendar. Look in time. It's disappointing but let's be honest. I think we all looked at the landscape of international travel environment. And it's not so it's not to say that it wasn't unexpected You know. I think we when when the county was originally built for this year we had the sandown events put on the traditional harm traditional diet of the of the formula one on the vices city formula. One where to come on their traditional date we could just swap out the van down so the one. I'm obviously that that was never gonna happen with the site of of play early this year but we went to san down had a great event And then i believe it was tentatively scheduled in that because we have an additional round later in the year for coming i if forms revised date But you know that. I don't believe that. I ever really officially might lungs to account or if it did We the same certainly where we're relying on it. We were sort of thinking that if it happens. Then that's great because he doesn't like the formula one What yeah i just. wasn't confident in their international travel and as evidence it some you know since been canceled from from that point of view. I don't think it makes much difference other than just the disappointing to not have that event that completely understandable west the war will be the wing can round will come back in and it could ain't not being in them Which would mean he could still make the gold coast Finishing deitz That what you work out. Fine for the she wouldn't it. Yeah look i think the biggest the biggest thing is It without a crystal Which unfortunately i don't have it's hot in our how the pandemic is going to affect the rest of the year I would say there's plenty going on at the moment that's affecting everyone's plans and and we're moving stuff around and whatnot so you know. I guess we'll just keep to keep adapting and evolving as it transpires and Yeah see what happens. I can fully scenario where we could end up going back to winston or Yeah jumping an extra round on here there. Yeah take come well matt. We hope that you and your two boys. Jacob sticky and i'm gonna have a great way came along with the rescue crews I'm in the you'll be waiting so The washout from the come. Mondays with a crew got not who come back I look i mean like because the the events are obviously back directly back to back. You know there's only a Three or four. I really tom priming between So you know we. We would usually spans in a couple of weeks. Re prepping the car between rounds. But we're certainly looking at those three or four days is going what they're going to be quite busy and we utilize every every minute of it to make sure that going into the second event we've got out pas ready ready to rock and roll so now we'll take in the sunshine and hang out in the north queensland for the weekend Hopefully have a day off in between and get the house ready to go right thing and will you be doing that work. They track given the you know the straight guys and they don't need four weeks to load them into anyway. Yeah look obviously. This is all still evolving. As we're talking but i can only speak on last year and certainly when we have the double header. Last year we paid in council we worked at the circuit john. The deicing between Referring macau's and then we went racing dan so my view would be a bit of a princeton. Repeat of that that scenario But yeah they're certainly key factors to be still worked out. Well enjoy your time. Anything here i would care for you and your boys look forward to speaking count mchugh then we get the rice right row before thank you make fun of. Let's turn right thing though ours. Thanks thanks for having me inside soup. Macau's is produced by thunder media shooting knicks on for more or locking the podcast garage or mobile device. Search inside supercars. 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"north queensland" Discussed on Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
"One memory that i had when i was a child and i think it's the one that in flashback to yeah and it was just simply may walking with a bunch of kindergarten kids and the teachers dan. This little ride. I grew up in far north queensland which is a very tropical place okay and very Very it was very quebec in australia. Yeah no way down this. Yeah a little little rhode little country sort of riot Tropical sort of seen and with a bunch of kids and couple teachers. And we'll just go on and vinca. I think we're walking to the park down the street or something and that was an adventure right. And you're young now because this is your earliest childhood memory. So you're like three something like that. And i just i believe that al al childhood gives us a lot of close in in how it should be living at lafontaine unfortunately through the conditioning of education and as we grow older to adulthood we lose touch with a lot of the things that are important to us. I think if we go back to our children and look the things that really lot us up we can say. Hey that's what i love and what do that anymore because that seemed to enjoy back then. That's not everything used to enjoy like you did when you're a kid but i would guess that most things you probably do and seventy four of back of my child. My password teeny is even the certainly things there that i did do now that i just love i love rotting poultry in high school but i fell away from that at some point. Okay so that. Little example of that first memory full. When i was a child is it just to me and i guess you can extrapolate anything you want from these things because that's the power. I'm on creativity in reality. But i sort of look at it and go. It's just that. I love adventure. And i love experiencing it with other people as well and certainly. I made the adventure. Lachey are packed up. Everything sold everything and moved my family to japan. So that's it might be something that i really always have loved and admired and if i remember it must have been something that lifted me up. Yeah me back to your three year old the other thing. I remember that. I just talked about this question to someone else the other day actually couple of students among i remember playing at kindergarten with this those water set in those probably like a better. A tomato tomato of water sets filled with water. And it's got a little channels and stuff everywhere. We can put in boats. And i just remember playing with twin really loved it and i'm a water person i love. What also would if i'm around. Water seemed to be a little happier as well. So yeah. that's that's just a little bit of a story..
How to avoid a super-spreading coronavirus Christmas
"Let's talk quickly about some tips to stay safe because we know that this coronavirus out there and we know that when it appears it can happen quickly by surprise and it's hard to get back to control so a good offense is the best defense as they say so norman. Water some about top tips for avoiding catching coronavirus around the christmas table. Okay so let's start white around australia before. We zero in on new south wales and queensland where the there are reported cases so everywhere around australia regardless. Whether it's christmas day or not. You got a symptom runny nose. Cough fatigue headache go and get tested. They'll be testing places. Open christmas day. Go and get tested. Don't wait that's the main thing that you can do in states where there are territories where there are. There's no virus circulating are apparently knows virus circulating. But there could be because you've got people coming in from overseas so any symptoms get tested. That's the main thing there and follow the rules in your state in terms of any restrictions that might be there. Victoria great news for hard work of july and august and september. Two has paid off. You've got a great christmas with virtually no or no fara circulating in victoria. So it's fantastic and it's just reward for the heart stuff that you've been going through in new south wales really regardless of whether your new south wales you just got to stop moving around and unfortunately you've got the best way to control from really spreading fast is for people not to be mixing with each other as so be mixing little as possible. Try cutting back. Your christmas lunch was probably too late by by the time. You're listening to this but really there are strict rules in place for the beaches area the northern beaches area of sydney but everywhere else. Just don't go out unless you really have to minimize the number of people who are coming into your home. That's the main thing that you can do wear masks when you go out to shop when onto public transport that should be mandatory. New south wales. It's not at the moment but you do your bit wear masks part from that. Have a great christmas. The you know it's important to enjoy it within that framework queenslanders. Some virus circulating. There's somebody from new south wales coming in. And there's a personal for super yachts apparently in far north queensland where the authorities are complaining that people are not being that forthcoming. Let's hope they are. to be alert and careful. What about around the table norman. We know that we talked before about whether or not you can catch the virus by eating it and we think we came to the conclusion that you probably can't but when you've got people touching their faces and sitting across the table from each other and there's food around should we doing christmas a bit differently the when it comes to eating and drinking. I think that's very hard to insist upon people coming together and having fun i think the main thing to say about christmas day wherever you are to make a safe as possible is if the weather allows it for example in western australia western stray where it can be very very hot and parts of regis trivia can be very hard as well but if it's possible to be outside that's the best place to be and you can really be much more relaxed outside than inside. So that's the key here. Try not to have an indoor christmas. And there's a little bit of evidence that you can consume it by eating. You can get captured by eating but not very much. There's not very much evidence really. That surfaces are a common source of infection. It's really through the air. That's why outside is so much more important. It's really unusual to catch this virus outside and kissing under the mistletoe. Yeah i think that's right you know. Just keep yourself to yourself. And there's of course i remixed if i didn't add that when you go to the bathroom flush with the done one can't have a coroner cast christmas without some party
"north queensland" Discussed on KTOK
"Promo code Yusa. Get to my pillow premium pillows for the price of one or call 1 809 518175 Get the best sleep of your life and do it. Now An enormous coral reef has been discovered and it dwarfs the Empire State Building. The 1600 FT Tall Reef was discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef off the coast of North Queensland, the first such find in 120 years. The Detached reef was first observed October 20th by a team aboard a vessel from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. A nonprofit mapping bodies of water surrounding Australia. The reef measures almost a mile wide at its base, and its tallest point extends to roughly 130 FT. Below surface. Schmidt continues its expedition till November 17th then data will be publicly available through all seabed. That's a U S S E A. V E D from the Texas USA Radio News Bureau. I'm Val d'Or. It was a busy Saturday in college football. Number one Clemson needed an 18 point come back to fight off Boston College, 34 to 28. Number two Alabama had no from Elin, Mississippi State blinking the Bulldogs 41. Nothing. Number three Ohio State. We had to go on the road to get past number. 18. Penn State 38 25. Number four Notre Dame handled George Attack 31 13 and Number five, Georgia got past Kentucky, 14 to 3, but several ranked teams were not so lucky. Texas knocked off number six Oklahoma State 41 34 in overtime. Michigan State shock number 13 Michigan 27 20 for Virginia got by number 15, North Carolina 44 41, West Virginia Down number 16 Kansas State 37 to 10 for use radio news. I'm Dan Iraqi. This is handle on the law. Marginal legal advice where I tell you, You have absolutely no case If you're injured Needa lawyer got a handle on the law dot com And if you're a warrior and went to help our listeners, please go to handle on the law dot.
"north queensland" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Sleep well or you'll get your money back. Goto my pillow dot com Click on the radio Listener Special Use my promo code Yusa. Get to my pillow premium pillows for the price of one or call 1 809 518175 get the best sleep of your life and do it now and enormous coral reef has been discovered and it divorce the Empire State Building. The 1600 FT Tall Reef was discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef off the coast of North Queensland, the first such find in 120 years. The detached reef was first observed October 20th by a team aboard a vessel from the Schmidt Ocean Institute, a nonprofit mapping bodies of water surrounding Australia. The reef measures almost a mile wide at its base, and its tallest point extends to roughly 130 FT. Below service. Schmidt continues its expedition till November. 17th then data will be publicly available through also That's a U S s e A. B e D from the Texas USA Radio News Bureau. I'm Val d'Or. It was a busy Saturday in college football. Number one Clemson needed an 18 point. Come back to fight off Boston College 34 to 28. Number two. Alabama had no problem in this city state blinking the Bulldogs 41 nothing. Number three Ohio State. We had to go on the road to get past number 18 Penn State 38 25. Number four Notre Dame handle George attack 31 13 and number five Georgia got past Kentucky, 14 to 3, but several ranked teams were not so lucky. Texas Knocked Off number six Oklahoma State 41 34 in overtime. Michigan State shock number 13 Michigan 27 24, Virginia got by number 15, North Carolina 44 41, West Virginia Down number 16 Kansas State 37 to 10. For use Radio news. I'm Dan Iraqi. Hello and welcome back to the Ronnie Deutch Tax program on the line is Paul from California? Hi, Paul. What's your tax problem today? Ronnie? Love your show..
"north queensland" Discussed on The Bad Boys
"Wasn't that just like I Really case in absolutely. Actually. Sound said it also across between that dude looks like a lady. Actually, I think. They actually got their inspiration from my CDC and rose. Okay as well. We'll speaking of albums. Yes. I believe there's a new album out for. You know the top ten hits Gladys. The top seven chalkboard until seven, I'm going to. Come. But we've got, we've got the top seven hits for Gladys, bear Jecklin. She's been having a few issues likely the rain through the Ringer Baynton lingering. I actually found this in the newspaper and I, thought well, this'll be great. It's called heartbreak hits. For Gladys. The song here. Your man. You've lost that Lovin. Right. Rollout Darrell. Really Somebody that are used to nurse. You can go. Play with Mac and I heard it through the grapevine. Because I mean seriously now would have nine and no one would've known I mean this thing happened. And they're all going going back saying that these relationships dotted in two thousand and thirteen now. But I think that defies the point. The point is it finished in two thousand and nineteen, and the other point is like what it actually happen to we can. Exactly right. She's doing a great job. So let it go but the final song year is I will survive. I bet she doesn't after this article. Will. Fingers. Crossed for you gladys. We'll see what happens. You know the kids have got this news saying now when whenever you say something that go win and long win win did I ask what's kind of like that? Really like wind we ask. Personal Life, really whole winding. Oh, are de. Something something else that drives me insane. The. The changes that people WANNA make Ustralia. Charges or flags or something? No. Well, you know we all know about the wax it the national anthem. Now this is about this is about the states talk about the state. So the waxing we'll talk about Perth. Exiting right. So apparently nail they want to do something about the the border of quaint they WANNA split cleans it up into two parts nor Yup Yup they want a north Queensland and a southeast Queensland which they kind of these. Big State, it's a big and it's all. It's all run by Anastacia Pella shy at the moment. Anyway right. And what they're saying is that there's a line I. Think it runs a roundabout through Sundberg. And they're saying that if your if you go past Bundaberg. A lot of the funding the government funding everything like that. Just sort of. Disappear doesn't make. A long drive. That cash up there I know. I, know, I, know got to push it. But seriously like like we live around southeast. Queensland, there's always roadworks happening this always the infrastructure changes happening and I put a lot of a lot of importance on the southeast yet basin area. But what they're saying is, what about North Queensland? What about what about up canes Daintree Townsville all of that beautiful part of the world it's it's all you know you the majority of the funding that goes through through from from local government funding, and there's not a lot of state funding that sees this is apparently why they why they talking about this how do they supposed to do that then? So they became a separate state then I would get their own funding but still equate to the amount of funding that they would get any white or well. Yeah. Because, what would happen is that they would be come there would be a premium of North Korean sane. They would probably be located I dunno somebody towns Townsville, give it. That's probably the biggest cinta biggest hubbub Yup and and that would become the capital of North coin. So the proposal is to call it north Queensland South Queensland. Yeah Oh north. or South East Queensland something like that, which you kind of already is south. East. Queensland. But if it if it does go that way then with the North Queensland the premiere of North Queensland would then have. The ability to put in submissions to the government for funding. The federal government this is the funding. Funding exactly. That means I. Would just keep the crocodiles up. Aren't they? Wanted. To keep. It all. seemed. God. Yeah. What's happened today with him? Well, look you know what they're saying is that it's actually crocodile tears that he's being remember he he got up on on. And he was crying crying for what he did to North Korea you know I'm sorry I didn't mean to you know with with all the pressure you going through with covid nineteen I didn't mean to go nuclear on yeah. But. One Nest saying is that because he's his popularity rating has dropped right that he is actually doing becoming the man of the people. A man of the people don't worry about the people that were torturing forget about them. I'm for the people of children families, but that's okay. Don't worry about them there. Okay. I'm I'm sorry I'm really sorry he's Kroger because he had the US missile all. A what he's actually realized that. That he is coming to to understand how bad life could actually get right. If there was a war and I think he's doing a bit of a double take and now he's come back and going. You know I never meant to put Schule through that. Oh. It's GonNa hard gold so. There's a massive food shortage over there really which has happened so. I guess they're saying that it could actually match the famine that happened in the ninety s that. killed two and a half million people really is that because of the sanctions placed on the bars you tried tried agreements because of the US the US backed a whole bunch of sanctions saying not tried with with North Korea. So now they're no food, and then of course we've covered hitting it's gotten even worse and so now he's doing a big old. Double taking going Oh Jeez. Oh, the big thing. I think I might have made a made A. And apparently poverty. Wise. They can't even afford two meals a day. That's really sad and yet they building big missiles now exact league military big missiles to. Get rid of some of that stuff helped the people. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to build that missile didn't maintain. Set it off but immune to poison everyone and until everyone speaking of poison. Yes. We have we have a bit of Alice. Alice. Alice he's pretty good. So what we'd play this POISONING EPA FLASH ON. Your list. Thought one on. Give us a bit of A. Making up for that whole bloody like bill that thing that happened to a high. Hey, look. We already had people say that I liked it Monica since she loved it, she'll love this way. Again, this is poisoned by Alice Cuba you're listening to the bad boys breakfast show. Guy..
"north queensland" Discussed on Deadly Discussions
"The FELLAS HAVE DOC DOC lies Just dot. DISOL-. Yeah He. Is He's got the latest kind of is in them answer yet we don't know. If A good thing or bad thing not knowing how you are. That the old saying of euros always you feel. Sally, Sue East to pick out a day in the year and just birthday and serve. At any time, you could be leaving in FIA waiting for that. And you guys. Benson. I saw. You know what? Date is nuts Thursday. That's the birthday. Anytime. You could be one hundred bucks down. That's all I'm saying that'd be really good if you like short the bills that wake you announce your birthday. Exactly. The coals and people will just have to abide by the rule exactly this pasta. Their Bowl and It in a way, two different worlds but very similar socioeconomic conditions are relying on sustenance farming living off the land having family around in the store you tell them. Once my mom is well talking about die with white to the the training would come now. North Queensland and sometimes novels with full of that kids train train tracks gets the pineapple. It's just crazy. What was those moments of? In, bliss on came from the same GRANDDAD got sick of working for free. So went to the drink and that compounded So you'll how did your parents have the parents made in the same like? What right? Yeah, and actually it's a really beautiful comment is in regards to you know these are not unique stories the. Stories shared by people right across the country and and I'm show we'll come back to that idea of that truth telling pace because that's an important element here. But my parents actually met in. been. Bidding Bible College in Khuda Mantra. Essay. My father was a young minister So you left school at equivalent to about grade three in dumb. Travelled around the island, some was speaking about six different dialects. Incredible and in Saudi as a young minister in it was around the time that the revival was kinda happening up in the islands in Sir. It was the supreme have teachings was really anti culture it was. The United Cultures Paganistic keep that away. But the revivals actually Rhoda understanding of. Of of of God's. Creations. Side, the I like to refer to as kind of. The umbrella. Actually, saying culture and identity inch utions. These are these are really important celebrations of life and and so that was the the beauty of the revival is that actually it? It embraced all embrace culture in my traditions and and that was really what drive my father in the church and you know led to him..
Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco - Forging Your Own Path
"Hello Joe. It's Jose Calico and Anna Forest Tia on all CA silent USA. And just by what you see what's going on in the mainland in the US I. And we're I a Saif. He only island in a Beautiful Anna's house thirty acres in lush forest with owls and eagles, and deason vouchers. Would really enjoying actually the lockdown. After five or six years of non stop touring thirty five CDs and countries a year. With had the chance to settle down and? We do have still very, very busy with our online channel and running out business each day we do a nice lengthy yoga practice. I'm a vegan chefs are cooking more than ever. Where actually very, very healthy. And so much has changed joke. Since we last spoke the world has gone absolutely crazy. And the US is one of those places where just off the mainland here. And not too far from here there's riots and shooting and racial tensions. All sorts of crazy crazy stuff going on a lot of it is a countdown to the election. Coming up here in the US I. There's a lot of manipulation lots of lies. Very hard to trust many people right now. So. Much. Going on. But We a happy to announce that old during this lockdown. We've had the opportunity to finally record all online yoga music ceremony shamanism philosophy Joe Prayers, go out to Victoria and all Ustralia Week here how harsh the lockdown is over there and I just lucky that we were able to do the lockdown thirty Acre forest. However, we seem to allow best wishes to Victoria and Australia, and we pray that our freedoms come back again. Go, and Jose. Thank you so much for speaking with us today all the way over in New Zealand the beautiful. Put Her. Could. We stop heads of your connections to first nations culture. Would you like to share how you live and work within indigenous communities and Foams what you share today? Absolutely. Well. I have been director all descendants aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Dance Company for twenty. Five years. People can see that descendants dot com you. We've traveled to the four corners of the planet we have done the world's biggest events over forty countries were visited. And this is where I got my background. In, aboriginal culture and my aboriginal Mahba spiritual mother Imelda Willis came from the dingy. Kanju clans Al-Faw North Queensland. She is now deceased. And we still descendants still together. And this just gave us the idea I had already. Doing first nations work in forest job. But I took it a couple of steps further by doing. Exchange all over the world while wearing Australia, we do Australian aboriginal stuff while we're in the US CY cultural exchange with the Americans. All first nations people in Mexico in Canada. Everywhere we go. We liked to do cultural exchange because first nations have spirituality was is beautiful and untouched by white middle class sort of new age is symptoms. So, with the aboriginal culture, it's the world's all this culture. It goes well over fifty thousand years and it was well before yoga and a lot of people site what has first nation. Philosophy principles and culture got to do with Yoga. And it actually has a lot to do with Yoga when we look at Yoga in the broader perspective as a place learning and healing.
Rekindling Cultural Burning
"Naturally actually occurring processed in a string through a lightning strikes on principally but also I can occur so other races. He's Oliver Costello is a bundling man and founding director of the five six aligns indigenous cooperation what he's describing is a cultural burn a traditional channel method of environmental management which has been carried out by aboriginal people across Australia thousands of years though people sort of learn so on manage for a really positive why the raw and how interact with different plants animals and landscapes in some ways cultural burning is similar to hazard reduction Burns wins it reduces fuel Lord and hopefully prevents more intense and damaging fire down the track but there are significant differences. OJ were used to turn to clean up country and you'd have a feud action outcome but it wasn't principally. Wa doing now doing it because I had a responsibility to look after the health that lane I wouldn't be out of because people in one context I really survival is traditional. Bush race authors nine Houghton gathered us of all over there have to UN's out of the Bush to survive outside of the United Morton and writings on those relationships of China China and so you know I guess nineteen is which is now back to the opium did but understanding valuation ships the ladies. Fis Ben Loa slower and often set more frequently means. They have a different effect on the landscapes in the hot intensfies used by local agencies. You can get applies to the fall out. You can get around the fire. You can move through the far more win at school and moving slightly it also means that plants and animals animals are more resilient you the plant particularly canopy while Principles Full Canopy Frost Kate the far out of the Kennedy because the canopy cited food for the animals you know the animals can insects and stuff can crawl up the trees in house can can climb up up into the canopy and get out of the intensity of this Mike and the idea. Is that a lot of teams aside painting on on five day regeneration. You know whether it's sort of like compete like pruning back in I think the grass and shrubs and stuff sometimes I just need a bit of a growing recognition of the benefits of cultural burning and government agencies as have shown support for the practice to varying degrees but they're a huge barriers to widespread cultural bunning that have been in place since colonisation. I'm Kaitlin McHugh. This is think sustainability. A common description of cultural burns is a fire trickling through the landscape like water gentle revitalizing certainly not dangerous. That's a world away from merced people's experiences of fire in Australia through the accurate hazy nuisance of Hazard Reduction Burns blowing in from the Bush all the seasonal Tara of Bush fires. It's been another relentless definers and the emergency is far from a with the number of increasing around the state dramatic afternoon here emergency headquarters eight thousand people in entire township had urgently being asked to leave to leave calmly to pick up their kids literally from school jump in the car. Ah Don't go home. Any residents still in those areas are being urged to an accident bushfire survival plan those who've left are wont it is too dangerous to return It's the way we have come to fear fire and I've just been down to the mountain. Ash Forest forest burned outside Melbourne. This is Jacqueline girth a professor at the University of Technology Sydney School of design. She's worked with fuss sticks to communicate Kate. The importance of cultural burning government institutions and other stakeholders and in the process discovered a deeply ingrained fear of fire in Australian culture. I went there last year and I saw what had happened. There and those the mountain ash those trees that were hundreds of years old have you just been destroyed by that fire and the response around that has been to close off the area like a crime sane. It's an and attitude that traces its roots to the first moments of colonization says Oliva on Salas Fan FA threatening they pay you know using for very commonly used I used to mine and then they will say used for warfare and for hunting and stuff like that and so there's been a fear four in first contact. That's in that flight three tonight because you say that she's impacts of waffles. phya according to official institutions is something to be tightly controlled restricted to the domain of highly qualified government endorsed experts. The wide agencies a little bit frameworks. You have to offer even beyond Afar so if you I wanNA become in the rural service throw it. If you want to become a member you've gone up. You're going to be accepted. Then you go and do training. I'd run the training couple Tom onto you and you get some experience and also full even let you on a fire seemingly your national parks and forestry and all and all the way management agencies. Aziz employees and then you go to be dual the training then you've also got to do fitness requirements to be out of a four in. Ucla files on through the agency frameworks has been quite honest what this bureaucratic approach ignores is a long and shameful history of Australian government's attempts to eradicate Aboriginal Cultural Practices Oliva points out that apart from being an effective tool in improving the health of the landscape rape burning is a cultural practice and its suppression is a continuing example of colonialism are you. I was GONNA paypal actually have wrought to do onto ninety total. you know total hall whether it's been recognized bottom the crown or not if I if I have culture connection saw in nineteen cultural practicing law actually brought to size being able to do that. I need to be out to get around. Cancel these processes that restrict them from doing it because otherwise practicing alone culture apart from depriving aboriginal people of the cultural practice the often unbending rules around when how and web burning can be carried out mean burns on always done as efficiently as they could be. You know we've we've gotta behind by five. We can't be at night banning when sometimes the best time to be banning his in the later afternoon and evening because it cools that five down on slows it down this is Peter Murray Stanley a researcher at James Cook University whose work focuses on cultural burning in north Queensland. It sometimes means that those windows where it's the perfect timing to putting a fire get missed because of you know the resources required the paperwork work required to actually sort of implement I hazard reduction Ben or conservation burn prescribed Burns carried out according to a strict timetable will this block of land at this time in this manner cultural burning on the other hand response to cues in the environment which tell practitioners when it's safe breath and desirable to burn this responsiveness means cultural burning can adapt to the changing conditions brought about by heating planet indigenous. These people have lived through a number of different major climate shifts and you know more and more oculus goal waxed on anthropological work you know strayer is learning about that continuity of connection being on country and being able to read those signs in those changes ages is probably more important now under the pressures that you know climate change is bringing but reading countries really critically okay the Kay and so you know as climate changes indicators shift and they may come more than once a year but when you look the landscape it's telling you that it's ready for burning the Kula gentle fi used cultural burning also means that overtime ecosystems become more diverse. Peter Murray saw this firsthand in her research over several years she documented burning carried out by Kutai Elba's duct Tommy George and Dr George George Moose grave so we had you know instead of one species of grass in the undisturbed. We had four different species of grass in the story. We didn't have background between all six tusks were interconnected and that was connectivity between them. Tulsa clumps of grass like you might see dotted around the ground on a Bush walk and then that allowed loud sort of the right environment for the Forbes and leg games and flowers and things like that to grow back through those systems the changes pay to Murray. We documented in homework want immediate. She says it took around five years for the ecosystem to reset itself and to an outside observer might not have been incredibly doubly dramatic but diversity has knock-on effects for the entire ecosystem it is major in terms of species diversity and then obviously what relies lies on die species as well that coming to that system that I'm perhaps once we just had moved on and found other places in the landscape
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"Customers what this means for the future of democracy is something this anguished corporate teenager is still working out. I'm rajon. How media editor reporting there now? Torrential rains have forced thousands of people to leave the town of Townsville in Queensland, many homes have already been submerged in water, and the authorities all warning twenty thousand more at risk of being flooded. In the coming days. These local residents were among those watching the waters rise over years at Auburn have been here. Eighteen years never seen it up this fast. They are phase is gone. We got fridges flooding freezes flooding up here at the moment. For more on the wider impact. Let's hear from Timothy Swanson from ABC's newsroom in Queensland Townsville up in north Queensland has seen a years worth of Ryan in six dies the Ross river dam, which is the nearby catchment. That has had its gates open. Absolute full bore with thousands of cubic meters of water streaming out of this dam as it tries to reduce capacity there. They've certainly received more than a mater and a half of Ryan itself that Ryan however is starting to slow, Dan, you've got all sorts of things you might see in floods whether that a debris in all sorts of hazards like that there are certainly crocodiles as well out in the water. We've been told that there's already some half thousand homes that are more or less completely inundated by the flood waters. It could be rising into the thousands of homes here. That was the ABC's Timothy Swanson just time to remind you that if you'd like to tell us what you think about what you hear on our program at BBC news out is the programs.