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7.7 earthquake hits South Pacific Ocean
"Powerful underwater earthquake in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia and north of New Zealand. U. S Geological Survey says its magnitude is 7.7. A tsunami watch has been posted for those countries and for American Samoa, Fiji and other Pacific Islands. Officials in Hawaii say it is too early to determine if those islands are threatened. On Wall Street, the
Micronesian nations split with Pacific Island Forum
"The pacific islands forum or piff. The pacific talk. Regional body narrowly elected former cook islands. Prime minister henry puna as the new secretary. General well this much discontent amongst the micronesian nations who championed the marshall islands gerald ezekiel's will events move swiftly on and karen middleton the saturday chief political correspondent based in cambra is here to up update us. Karen if we could just start by reminding us of the mandate of the pacific islands forum. What is it. well. Joe generates a group of pacific nations eighteen pacific nations including australia and new zealand. That and it. It's a an association of of of the region. So it's It's a cooperative body. It's not a A governance body. It's got a a broad general mandate And it's about regional corporation so it's not particularly a security body or particularly a trade body but it's about a common interests around the seek and it meets once a year in terms of its leadership to deal with issues that that facing all the pacific countries. It's obviously a big difference in size. Between a number of those countries many of those countries a very very small but other countries like australia and new zealander of illogic so y- there is a disparity in terms of income but a lot of common interest to. What's at the heart of this row. Well they're the region is divided up into into three sections And be the biggest issue here is relating to micronesia which is a clutch of islands that were operating as a book. These smart asia polynesia and melanie asia and the idea generally his bane that the leadership of the secretary general position would type between the three groups. Now the two logic groups Polynesia melanesia have had to goes at h. Since it was created micronesia filtered. It was east turn it puts candidate up and under what it's called a gentleman's agreement Received enough support to get up on the basis. That was a was a fair rotation about there was a last minute. Move against it and it didn't succeed loss by one voice and so they are very upset about that. They feel that they were let down particularly by australia and new zealand. That isis spit didn't vote for the micronesian nation candidate and in the end the pull the nation candidate. As you mentioned. Henry won the vice. So micronesians very upset. They talking about leaving the forum and it's just not ideal to have a split in that forum when they're a big issues at stake particularly the climate crisis which that forum has worked very well together as a pressure bloke own achieving trying to change globally in fact and in fact Done what better than australia's done to on us. And then there are other pressing issues that are going to affect the region as a whole of vaccination program for covid nineteen And also this issue of influence of china which. Australia has been concerned about it. Which has prompted australia to re engage. Much more the see. Firstly with pacific in recent times under what. Prime minister morrison calls the pacific. Step
Biden makes good on pledge to heal America's racial divide
"Joe biden on tuesday issued a firm. Call to heal. America's racial divide taking several steps and promising more to confront racism and inequality that he said has plagued the united states for far too long. Racial tensions simmered during the turbulent four year presidency of donald trump and in issuing several executive orders by noted that the january six siege on the us capitol by trump supporters was carried out by thugs insurrectionists political extremists and white supremacists but biden said he believes the vast majority of americans believe in equality biden took executive action on four fronts. Curbing the us government's use of private prisons bolstering antidiscrimination enforcement in housing on the scoring commitments to native american tribal sovereignty and condemning discrimination against asian americans and americans of pacific island descent. He said had risen during the covid. Nineteen pandemic biden and other critics accused trump of pursuing policies built around white grievance in a nation where the white population is declining by percentage. The united states still struggling with the legacy of slavery was rocked by protests against racism and police brutality in many cities last year in response to incidents including the death of black man george in minneapolis. Police custody in may twenty twenty. On the day he took office. Last week biden signed an executive order. Establishing a government wide initiative to address racial inequity and systemic racism in federal prisons laws and programs
Why are we still waiting for travel bubbles?
"I'm health reported teigen tyler and opposition and journalists filter norman swan it's choosy fifteenth of december and for anyone who has loved person who lives overseas. Which i think is most of us. where all kind of wondering when we can open up the borders again yesterday norman. We heard that new zealand is okay with having a travel bubble relationship with ustralia. But there's still some other hurdles that they want to jump through i. What's the delay. And why aren't we seeing. Travel bubbles opening up with more countries where we could. Interestingly china could be one of the countries that we do. Singapore were done at very low levels. Taiwan not south korea anymore Once upon a time you might have thought south korea so there are a few places in the world. The pacific islands who desperate in indeed of our tourism dollars so there are a few places which have our virus or very very small amounts of virus circulating. I don't know what new zealand is waiting for. I mean we've got virtually no disease spreading in the community nor infections spending the community hotel quarantine. Yes but they've got quarantine to maybe they just wanna see us being tested again for a little while just to see how we were going case. We're lax about hotel quarantine that might be what's going on there with new zealand but we could open up right now at an incredibly low risk. The problem is is that it's a bit like sex ak go on next to party talk. This is my now so we what we're talking about here. Is this the all sorts of sexually transmissible diseases. When have sex with somebody. You actually having sex with everybody else. They've had they've had sex with and the virus got something else. You can contract that. That's the problem here with travel. Bubbles is wayne you get into bed sexual analogy with a country. You're getting into bed with all the countries they've got a relationship with in terms of air travel bubbles or how they do it so new zealand is is pretty safe. There's strict as we are in terms of who's coming in and going into hotel quarantine and therefore you can be pretty sure that their border is not is not loose and therefore at risk. Singapore is another issue and the pacific islands are if they're not careful about their borders or somebody's not transit. Here be careful. somebody's not just transiting through. Singapore and singapore becomes a way station for people trying to get into australia. The back door and that requires just filthy. Mine teagan just to yourself. I stopped analogy a while ago. And you're just key ongoing planet to say to him ahead anyway. That's the that's the risk to be sure that their border controls because essentially it's only as safe as their borders and if their borders are open effectively. You're opening the borders to australia vibe. Whatever country we have the bubble with so it's pretty safe with new zealand pretty safe with the pacific islands. There's probably a lot of negotiation before you do it with singapore. I would thought very safe with taiwan very unsafe with almost anywhere else in the
Borders are coming down. Were they based on science or politics?
"It is thursday the twenty sixth of november. And we're approaching the festive december norman. Which at least for me in queensland means that board is reopening to almost the rest of australia entirely which is a first for months now which is really great especially families who wanna get together For christmas and new year but were the borders. What do we know about border closures. In terms of how useful they are in stopping the spread. Is it more about science or is it more about politics. It depends on the date. So if you look at the victorian second wave new south wales the clusters in new south. Wales did originate in victoria before they closed the victorian border the where some people who turned up in queensland who would be in victoria so borders do work when you've got a fair bit of virus circulating there but the question is once you get almost no virus circulating. Do the borders need to stay closed. And if you remember queen opened up for a short period before closing gone again before the second wave occurred westminster. There has never really opened up. Although it's it's saying it slightly less onerous now but it's really effectively closed the moment if a borders closed and it's really now from now on wwl i think really effect most other places are open. South australia will eventually have access to states. Once they get over this pick up with the current outbreak. I think from now on is just politics because the risk is so low question is. Are we going to slap a border on again. If there's a cluster outbreak in new south wales or accuster outbreak in victoria me. The probably will be customer outbreaks because we're bringing people from overseas. The provia customer outbreak can in queensland because bringing people from overseas. I we're going to keep going backwards and forwards well propeller. She says no. She's not going to do that well. She's not gonna do that then. Why would she do it. Not in other words. She could do it in the future. Why has she done it in the past. I think that's no that the queensland election is passed then poltics becomes less of an issue. The west australian election is still to come. And i think quite honestly even though the risk is incredibly low if not nonexistent w borders will probably remain closed. Because there's an election coming you can see why states want to protect the resources of the health department's and protect the people that leaving there but it does seem like quite a blunt instrument to control spread. When you think about the size of the states that we have in australia blunt. It may be but it's probably been fairly effective when you had a lot of virus circulating but now is almost non and we're pretty much well in control. The problem you've gotten w for example is people have gone back to virtually back to normal and the virus comes in then you got a problem because it could spread but their risk is much more and the primary mcgowan has said. This martin mcgowan said this much more from hotel. Quarantine then is from new south wales victoria and they would have to do what south australia's done. Which is reboot contact tracing when the get outbreaks. So they're not ready for it and that's part of the problem as well so like you say we're coming into the end of the year with almost completely open borders across australia. What do you say the first half or the. Let's let's start with the first half of twenty twenty one looking like well. We're still waiting for vaccine rollout. Well i think that what will happen is that will continue to bring back people from overseas. Australians from overseas. I suspect we'll see a bubble open up with new zealand. Maybe the pacific islands as well. So there's no quarantine between us because we've got almost no cases so the new zealand to keep on quarantining us going there. We would almost cases. I suspect they will relax and open it up to us. The need us is poorly more than we need them. But that would be nice. Pacific islands pretty low low risk then got singapore which is a bit more awkward because the it being a transportation hob so i think you start to see. Some international bubbles opening up and. I think that you're going to see the odd outbreak here or there in australia but kept under control and we'll get back to some kind of normal life throughout australia and circulating normally no then the question will be at. What point. would you open up our borders to international travel and that will depend. I suspect on digital vaccine passports in other words except you people from overseas if they'd been immunized and of course that will depend on whether the vaccines prevent infection or just covid nineteen disease because if they don't prevent infection then you could be bringing people in from overseas who are carrying covid nineteen and could spread it here but if they prevent in which is going to take a little wild into the twenty twenty one to discover. You may not see vaccine passports being used in australia until we're sure how effective the vaccines are preventing transmission. But i think that you could see international flights starting sooner than many expected. Well
Washington State School District Decides Asians Aren't Students of Color
"A school district in Washington state that has decided that if you're Asian, you're no longer qualify as a person of color. I have absolutely no idea what I'm supposed to do with this information. 16,000 students in the north, first in public schools. And they have Asians in with white students when measuring their academic achievements against students of color. Which includes black, native American Pacific Island there, multiracial and Latin X,
A small Pacific island nation recorded its first Covid-19 case
"Island nation event. You want to have been one of the few virus free countries, but health officials there now reporting their first case
COVID-19 in Victoria, Australia
"Gratified Friday that's right. Twenty third of Tober pardon the PUN number really pushing towards the grand finale Victoria in terms of stamping out the lost. Stubborn pots of coronavirus is still spreading down there. Yes, and there's clearly still virus around in the northeast corridor. Expected of totally disappeared from there and the pop up clinic, and that's that's the way it's going to go forward US way it's going New South Wales in Swiss going to go forward in Victoria and it's a good thing that they're onto its and jumping onto things quickly. So what we're looking forward to on Sunday from Andrews hopefully is certainly moving forward the restriction relaxations he talked about November I this weekend, but I suspect you might see but more than that in terms of. Restaurants spars that sort of thing where you just might see a speeding up or much more much better defined pathway to those opening up in the near future because Victoria is in pretty good shape we did he gets day battle outbreak in a housing block area in Melbourne is this just like we don't need a look down to get on top of those riot if the public health machine is working better now than it was before the and also if you've got the community onside and they're willing to cooperate because the realized the implications of very much larger knock time. So it's the fuel for the fires. When people are living in densely populated circumstances so it could spread incredibly quickly. So going to get on top to get on top of it quickly, but the capacity to do so is much better and there's less distraction around in Victoria. There's a lot of distraction around when you those terrible outbreaks in addition to the other outbreaks in abattoirs and elsewhere in Victoria there's. A lot going on towards the last time there outbreaks in those densely populated towerblocks these days the capacity is there to focus more and have fewer distractions around because there's so much less virus circulating the virus is circulating you know where it's come from right and so I sort of moving towards our kind of steady state of figuring out our relationship with this virus here. And hopefully, looking at opening up our internal borders at some stage in the near future. WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS? There's still lots of Australians overseas. There's. All. Students. WanNa come here. Tourism operators here are really struggling and I'm sure there's some. Really want to go overseas as well. WH- should've reopening paddle clack for Ustralia more broadly. Well, it's a very complicated landscape. You Go to feel for these thirty odd thousand students who went back many of them are quite unwell. Don't be exposed to covid nineteen in the places where they're at and they desperately want to get home to their families and they feel cut off. The problem is that we tend to have a one-size-fits-all to our overseas entries and it should be possible to open up a more strategic way if the politics would allow it and I'm not blaming the politicians here is a difficult situation and you've got to do something about stranded. Australians. Overseas. But a lot of them are in countries which have a high prevalence of SARS covy to like the UK European, the US and places like that. Tends to be where strain school some of them are in Asia and lower prevalence countries. So when you're sending a Qantas plane over to London to pick up people, you're bringing back in the plane presumably, they could take three or four hundred people bringing back hundred and seventy five because the crews got to be protected and the people on board to be protected bear in mind that all of the tens of thousands of who've already. Return the only been three or four hundred infections in. Australia. Yes. We hear about the movie dates true but it's low numbers trouble with that is as we've seen Victoria, you only need one episode of escape from Whole Hotel, it's not the family escaped by the virus did circumstances and you've got a real problem on your hands. So the risk is high, but the risk is particularly high when you're bringing back people from high prevalence countries. You've got a lot of international students in China. You'd have to exclude those in India because that's a high prevalence country but China is a low prevalence country. The should be a way of bringing back international students quite soon from China with judicious testing intensive testing, maybe limited quarantine with intensive testing, and there are ways of doing that but perhaps turning over halls of residence colleges to their limited quarantine that you might. Introduce Singapore certainly New Zealand. Pacific. Islands that you could open up these places quite quickly, and of course, if a stranger stranded there, those would be your first priority. You could probably stand up on this plane over and fill it up particularly wear masks and bring it back with a far more than one hundred, seventy, five on board, and almost a full complement of passengers. Because the risk is so low, so should be possible to a risk adjusted system where for safe areas, you have one way of managing it and from high-risk is another and this probably no alternative if you're living in the UK or Europe and want to get back to coming back on a on a very low load plane. So this is different to travel bubble. Is that it's a bit more like you still have to quarantine, but it's just not does we don't have to have as high stringency because the risk is lower it needs a lot of thought it's not straightforward and the highest priority has to be stranded strings overseas. It's just intolerable that we don't solve that problem and it's a bipartisan shoes not party political but equally. Doing. This, which minimizes the risk from already low-risk countries. The should be a way to manage risk more carefully an a nuanced way depending on where people are coming from. So it's not an open bubble, but it is a lower intensity of corn team. So let's take some questions from audience and what better way to rip through a few to do him as a quickfire Friday round you ready ready to go now. Jeffries asking you mentioned the other day that masks need to be washed at sixty degrees Celsius to make sure the virus free but domestic hot water services limited to fifty degrees. So I wanted to be hand washing his cloth masks in water hated in the kettle or what I think that random mackel worked find that sixty degrees was what did the work but you'll find that detergent in warm water should do it the same way it's just that extended washing cycle I think. So fifty degrees, sixty degrees who knows whether it makes any difference the. Point that Ryan McIntosh was making here is a quick rinse in the hand basin. There's not enough specimens a farmer and wants to know why if humans contracted card from animals? Why are the mammals supposedly don't get the virus and has anyone bothered to test shaped cattle pigs and so on record low testing of animals corona there's a lot of coronavirus infection in animals. Pigs get a similar co diseased covid nineteen, and in fact, there is a pig vaccine as far as I'm aware to a respiratory syndrome similar to covid nineteen, but it's not SARS coffee to. are lower than will species have been tested and not find to carry this dogs can be infected but don't seem to retain the virus very well whereas cat. stew. Agricultural, animals don't seem to be a big problem to corona virus is prevalent in lots of different species. This person's flying to dial in from CD next week's visit family added about it. What precautions should they take for the flight? Well, I think for any flight my view is that you should wear a mask threat flight and just be careful about hygiene and Qatar saves on Colonel Cast a few days ago when you flush the toilet. Religious so you don't have an erase allies. And I think this question is asking about sewage testing how can test for the virus with all those millions of latest of water and other chemicals and just take a small test tube and still be able to identify the virus Yup it's mind boggling but they're able to genetically to actually look for the fragments of the virus I think that this is done with antibodies that pickup the virus, and then lie top when they've picked up the. Joys a big fan of Corona cast and her son is a paramedic in London and has had a very mild case of covid nineteen. But she's heard recently that everyone who gets five nineteen has long lasting effects in the front of their brain. Is this true please cleared up her because she's worried you can stop worrying Joe it's far from through a percentage of people do get long-term. Effects. And it's really not known yet what the percentage is, but it's not the of people and one more question Norman Magin one infectious person walks into a room with ten others spends a considerable amount of time seven, get the virus and three. Why don't those three becoming victim? Is it because I got better immune systems probably just the play of chance, but it could be that you've got some genetic. To the virus always somebody in society with a new virus, who's got genetic resistance to that virus by the play of chance, these are mysteries to which we don't know could be that they just didn't inhale quite as many viral particles as others who knows it is a difficult question hasn't indeed uses it. Just another one of the many mysteries that still surround covid nineteen
New Disarmament Treaty Calls For All Nukes To Be Fired At Fiji
"Today is a historic day with the official ratification of the Universal Treaty for Denuclearization we are ushering in an optimistic new era of hope peace and unity one in which our global community is safer and more secure. That's Angelo Martin, a representative from the UN and the signing of a highly important new disarmament treaty. Today we're joined in the studio. Now, by OPR's foreign affairs, correspondent Marcy Hammond, who's going to fill us in on the situation. Thanks for joining US Marcy of course. So tell me what exactly does this treaty entail? Well, Leslie every nation that is currently in of nuclear weapons has agreed to get rid of them an unprecedented multilateral agreement going forward, not a single country will possess a nuclear weapon of any sort. How exactly are these nations getting rid of all their nuclear weapons they've decided to fire them all at the Pacific island nation of Fiji. My Lord. Well, that's going to be a lot of nukes for one island. It
3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand
"It sounds like it came right from a Hollywood script. A rescue from a deserted island from a message written on the beach More from CBS News correspondent Mad Piper. Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant Eso West sign in the sand that was spotted from above. The Met had been missing in the Federated States of Micronesia for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted by searchers on Australian and U. S aircraft, the men and set out on the 23 foot boat to go about 27 miles to another island when they went off course and ran out of fuel. They were Round 118 miles from where they had set out to go.
3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand
"Have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant S O s in the sand that was spotted from above that have been missing for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted. On an uninhabited island by searchers on Australian and U. S aircraft. The men were in good condition and an Australian military helicopter landed on the beach gave them food and water. Micronesian Patrol vessel was due to pick them up,
3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant sos sign in the sun that was spotted from above by planes the Australian defense department says the man had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when the sos distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited piccolo island the trio to apparently set up by boat on July thirty heading full and I told when they sailed off course and then on to fuel when the Australian military helicopter landed on the island beach searchers found the grouping good condition and gave them food and water sos is an internationally recognized distress signal the originates from Morse code I'm Charles the last
"pacific island" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"Cities and states that have done a bad job over a long period of time. Nothing to do with Corona virus. Senate Republicans tried to offer a slimmed down package, but House Democrats say they're holding out for a comprehensive agreement. Jackie Quinn Washington State police checked out more than 1200 licensed liquor establishments over the weekend to see if the businesses were following co bit 19 mitigation orders. Officers with liquor control enforcement issued 52 warnings and three violation notices dealing with social distancing, masking and health and safety regulations. 15 of the warnings were issued in the Pittsburgh area. Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant so Wes in the sand that was spotted from above. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted on an uninhabited island by searchers. On Australian and U. S aircraft. The men were found in good condition on Australian military helicopter landed on the beach to give them some food and water. Later, a Micronesian patrol vessel was due to pick them up. In sports. The Penguins beat Montreal 31 to tie two Siri's 11 The Twins came from behind did down the Pirates 54 and Pittsburgh has lost five in a row. Now Jim Colony has more, 6 17 The news is brought to you by nature Stone. It's not just a floor. It's nature Stone, 603 Now time to get a good night's sleep on a mattress from the original mattress factory, check them out at original mattress dot com. Triple A traffic. Evacuate her coming up..
3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant so Wes in the sand that was spotted from above. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted on an uninhabited island by searchers. On Australian and U. S aircraft. The men were found in good condition on Australian military helicopter landed on the beach to give them some food and water. Later, a Micronesian patrol vessel was due to pick
3 men rescued from a tiny, uninhabited, Pacific island after writing SOS in sand
"Three men have been rescued from a tiny, uninhabited island in Micronesia. The men had been missing in the Pacific for nearly three days. When U S Coast Guard an Australian searchers spotted their giant s O s signal scrolled in the sand Monday. All three were said to be in good condition.
"Round one is classic. British sitcoms. Number One. What was the name of the fictional holiday come featured in the nine thousand nine hundred Sitcom Heidi high. Number two. Which Sitcom of the late nineteen eighties and early nineties revolved around the Ambrose family and the characters that frequented their Bob Shop Peckham. Number three. Which Sitcom at the nineteen seventies featured a landlord called Rupert. Spinster. The roof, a medical student Alan and Philip. Self identified some of an African tribal chief. Number Four. Which alternative comedian played Tory backbencher Allen starred in the New Statesman. Number. Five Which Sitcom at the nineteen seventies had a theme tune but incorporated into its opening bars the show's title in Morse Code. Round two is the letter P in geography. So all answers here begin with the letter p. Number six. Situated in the Caribbean Sea which unincorporated territory of USA has long been discussed for inclusion as the first fifty first of the US states. Number. Seven. which Spanish city the second largest of the Basque region is famous for its annual running of the Bulls event. NEBR-. In which region of South America shared internationally by Argentina and Chile is there an estimated population of between fifteen hundred and five thousand speakers of the Welsh language? Night. which subregion of Oceania is prized of thousands of Pacific islands including Tonga Summer under Cook Islands.
Tracking Covid-19 Cases in the US
"Fifteen hundred new coronavirus cases here in Massachusetts reported yesterday bringing the total confirmed cases in the state since the start of the outbreak to nearly eighty five thousand the death toll surpassing fifty seven hundred a hundred and thirteen new deaths reported yesterday the state health officials will update those figures this afternoon as soon as the new numbers are out we will have them here on WBZ newsradio how we get the latest now from ABC news as of tomorrow forty nine states will have started to re open for business but the number of covert nineteen infections still climbing close to one and a half million covered nineteen cases in the U. S. with close to eighty nine thousand deaths however New York is bucking that trend governor Andrew Cuomo minutes ago total hospitalization is down food news or it's about state New York set to re open testing positive for covert nineteen for a second time more sailors on board a side line U. S. military ship A. B. C.'s Chuck Siebert said eight more sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive a second time for the new corona viruses a navy official that raises to thirteen the number who appeared to have become infected again aboard the aircraft carrier ships of the South Pacific island Guam at one point over eleven hundred sailors were about a quarter of the crew tested positive a quarter of those have now
8 more sailors aboard US ship test positive a 2nd time
"Testing positive for clover nineteen for a second time more sailors aboard sidelined US military ship more sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive a second time for the new coronavirus as a navy official that raises to thirteen the number who appeared to have become infected again aboard the aircraft carrier ships of the South Pacific island Guam at one point over eleven hundred sailors are about a quarter of the crew
Brand New Blend With A Citrus Twist
"Now we explore ginger. There are over one thousand species of ginger plant that exist in the world today. But did you know that Ginger is Culture Gen? A cult agenda is a plant species or variety known only in cultivation which means that it has no wild ancestor we know that ginger originated from island. Southeast Asia and that it does not exist in its wild state and while it's most often called ginger root it is in fact not a route at all. It's what's called a rising home. Which is an underground stem of a plant? One of the groups that has the longest recorded history of utilizing. The ginger root is the Austronesian people or more accurately the Austronesian speaking peoples. Now they are a large group of various peoples in Taiwan Island Southeast Asia Micronesia Coastal New Guinea Island Melanesia Polynesia and Madagascar that speak the Austronesian languages. Ginger was carried with them in their voyages as canoe plants during the Austral Megyn expansion starting from around five thousand BC. They introduced it to the Pacific islands in prehistory long. Before any contact with other civilizations the rise homes and the leaves were used to flavour food or they were eaten directly. The leaves were also used to. We've maths aside from these uses. Ginger had religious significance among Austronesian being used in traditional medicine and for asking protection from spirits. It was also used in the blessing of Austronesian ships. In Indian cuisine. Ginger is a key ingredient. App has a role in traditional IRA basic medicine which is one of the world's oldest medicinal systems and remains one of India's traditional healthcare systems to this day. Ginger is used in many forms for example raw crushed or powdered in the culinary practices of cultures around the world from Korea. To France to the Philippines people around the world have fallen in love with the scent taste and benefits of Ginger. The ginger in the citrus twist blend adds a fun spiciness. That makes this blend. Perfect for any
"pacific island" Discussed on Skimm This
"Years there was even a climate march on the Pacific island to Valu and a strike strike in Kabul Afghanistan where about one hundred young protesters were protected by armed security forces so today we're going to get into how this strike came about what we heard at these climate strikes and what it has to do with the big climate summit going down next week at the United Nations the whole global climate strike movement is pretty grassroots the idea for a school strike traces back to sixteen year old Greta Tune Berry who last year started skipping class every Friday sticking out the Swedish parliament and promising to return until Sweden does more to limit global warming to Mary's Fridays for Future Movement took off and kids in other countries started their own climate strikes. The Friday's future movement has a pretty general message not a concrete concrete list of demands instead. It's about waking up the world to the issue of climate change and putting an end to business as usual and that means what we heard at these strikes today today changed from city to city in one English town dozens of people staged a Diane to highlight species extinction in the Ivory Coast. People protested protested against a proposed new coal plant tune buried herself was in New York City marching alongside thousands of people in New York City one point one million students in public schools were basically given permission slip to skip class and attend a huge rally there as long as their parents were down are these strikes time to take place right before the UN's big climate summit which starts on Monday so what's happening there. Nealon line is throwing a big climate bash one day before world leaders start their yearly. UN General Assembly meetings the problem with these meetings is it's hard to get everyone to focus on one thing hence Mondays. UN Climate Action Summit officials from sixty three countries are scheduled to speak at the summit which is just a fraction of the UN's one one hundred and ninety three members that's because UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez sit some ground rules for this one he told countries that if they don't stop building new coal power plants or reduce subsidies for fossil fuels or pledged to hit net zero emissions by the year two thousand fifty. They're not getting an invite to Monday's meeting. Here's here's guitarist and a video promoting Monday summit the blueprints the frameworks and the plants what the needs is urgency political. It turns out. Some of the world's biggest powers failed a test Australia and Japan have reportedly really been told your climate policies aren't good enough the same reportedly goes for Brazil and Saudi Arabia another country. That's been denied a speaking slot the United States the US is kind of on the UN's Nautilus Right now the trump administration is still promoting coal and continuing fossil fuel subsidies president trump even withdrew through the US from the Paris climate agreement which basically every other country is still on board with Helen Mumford is vice president of climate and economics at the World Resources Mrs Institute a Research Organization focused on the environment. I think the secretary general has an absolute right in saying look. We want to have a dialogue amongst leaders want to know what leaders are doing but to actually make it onto the stage. You really need to be doing something significant. You can't just go through a laundry list of various small interventions the policy we need real action and at scale that said the UN appears to have made some exceptions to its own rules. China and India India are both building coal plants but they're reportedly set to speak on Monday anyway. So what's the chance we get anything more than talk on Monday. A lot of climate summits make for Pretty Bad TV most things play out off camera and in negotiating rooms but Monday could could be different and the political speeches might provide us some important details Mumford says she'll be counting. How many countries announced boulder emissions targets than the ones they signed off on in the Paris Agreement? She'll also be watching how much money countries pledged to something called the Green Climate Fund which helps developing countries reduce greenhouse gas commissions and adapt to climate change to be clear closed-door climate meetings and decisions by businesses still matter especially huge global businesses like Google Google and Amazon today workers at those companies walked out and joined the strike and actually yesterday Amazon CEO made a big climate pledge. Remember how the UN wants countries to go net zero emissions by twenty fifty Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says we'll do you one better will hit net zero emissions by twenty forty. So what's the skin today strikes have been called one of the largest ever climate events in history and young people who will have to deal with the effects of climate change were front and center in organizing a global climate movement. Some journalists who've covered climate change for years are saying Friday's global strikes expe- like something else especially the fact that so many young people are the ones pushing the issue which is a big deal as people everywhere from Iceland to the Pacific island in country of Kiribati which is in danger of getting wiped out. Thanks to global warming went on strike today speaking of Caribou ask the tiny island country is making big headlines today for a totally different reason more on that after the break looking for a ride try uber they continue to raise the bar to help make for safer journeys for everyone for starters. They're introducing a brand new safety technology called ride check using using GPS and smartphone sensors ride check can detect a trip goes unusually off course and check in to provide support right. Check is just one of the ways uber is committed going further on safety learn how they've created new tools and technology at UBER DOT com slash safety. That's Uber Dot com slash safety for the second time this week Taiwan lost another ally to China. This is related to some decades old beef Taiwan one is an island off the southeast coast of China and has been independently governed since nineteen forty-nine. Let's want some Chinese government. Officials fled and set up their own island shock doc but communist China says Taiwan isn't legit and considers it one of its provinces. This difference of opinion has led to a lot of tension over the years the things have eased up somewhat both governments won't have diplomatic ties with any country if it's pledged support to the other like the US back in nineteen eighteen seventy nine the US took China side the government of the United States of America acknowledges the Chinese position that there is but one China in Taiwan is part of Chun President. Jimmy Carter cut all diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a few months later Congress said they still might defend Taiwan if China attacks so we still kind of maintain ties with both it's a policy the US calls strategic ambiguity at the beginning of this this week seventeen countries officially recognized Taiwan then on Monday the Solomon Islands decided to switch and have diplomatic ties with China and today here boss jumped ship to so what happened Taiwan's current president is very much in favor of Taiwan's self rule and since she was inaugurated China's been working to take away at Taiwan's power in the region since two thousand sixteen seven countries that had been been on Taiwan side have switched allegiances to China this time Taiwan says it's because China lured them away with some shiny new airplanes apparently a cure boss asked Taiwan for some money to buy airplanes Taiwan offered alone but Kira boss wanted to do nation next thing Taiwan New China had promised to give care boss the money for airplanes and ferries so care about said thanks new friend and Taiwan said you're dead to us. What does this mean now? Taiwan told CARE boss we're leaving and closed its embassy and this is happening at a crucial time because Taiwan's presidential elections are coming up in January like we said the current president is very in favor of Taiwan having atonomy separate from China her opponent wants Taiwan to get closer to China and even though the US officially took China side over Taiwan's back in the seventies the news this week is making the US nervous nervous because if China is shoring up support by picking off these Pacific island nations away from Taiwan then the US has to compete with China even more for for influence in the region the US responding by giving the cold shoulder two countries who've ditch Taiwan for China this week Vice President Mike Pence actually cancelled cancelled a meeting with the leader of the Solomon Islands after they switched sides whether that'll keep other countries from making the same call is still TVD..
"pacific island" Discussed on AP News
"Small Pacific island nation died Thursday he was seventy eight years old I caliche PO heave a died at the Auckland city hospital at about nine o'clock in the morning after being medically evacuated to New Zealand a day earlier he had been hospitalized in Tonga for two weeks suffering from pneumonia before his condition turned critical pull he evil was first elected prime minister in twenty fourteen and he won reelection three years later he spent more than three decades in political office after he was first elected to Tonga's parliament in nineteen eighty seven for now lawmakers to me see seca is tongas acting prime minister. a house committee has approved guidelines for impeachment hearings against president trump read a fully has the story the house Judiciary Committee has approved guidelines for impeachment hearings chairman Jerry Nadler a New York Democrat says this is an impeachment investigation conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy we have an obligation to respond to this threat and we are doing so but angry Republicans say this is a dog and pony show congressman Doug Collins of Georgia welcome to fantasy I. Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio scolded his fellow committee members maybe if you were a little less focused on taking people second in a right to the pizza the guy they made president we could actually do what this committee is supposed to do even some Democrats are worrying aloud about an impeachment investigation one saying it's sucking the air out of all the good stuff that we're doing read a fall les Washington Democrats debate in Houston I'm Tim acquired within a P. newsman at the top ten candidates running for the democratic party's presidential nomination are on stage in Houston former vice president Joe Biden defending his healthcare plan while questioning how rival rot Bernie Sanders and other backers of a single payer Medicare for all government plan would be paid for without causing sharp income tax increases president trump in his speech to congressional Republicans a Baltimore also attacks Anders plan could dramatically raise middle class taxes eliminate private health insurance for one hundred and eighty million Americans and destroy Medicare for ever the trump administration is dropping a water protection rule put out by the Obama administration in twenty fifteen EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler says the rule created confusion for developers and farmers environmental groups say the end of the role will hurt people as well as the nation's waterways and wetlands I'm Tim acquire. AP digital news back in a moment..
"pacific island" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Any of these Pacific island or cultures is just fantastic. And like the kind of person you really wanna hang out with the ones that are gangsters, except for the gangs. I mean, there are there are issues with poverty and crime on a lot of these islands, but just the family ties there like you spend an hour with these guys. They wanna feed you their jolly. You're you about how, how Polynesians are, are, are delightful people am I to paternalist little bit. I'm crazy about them. Their music and dance had our friends as a kid, and, and they knew all the oh, and the guys that were on the army base that were. So we were always kind of hanging out one step removed with these guys. And it was funny how they acted like they were related. And I was like, how do you know, Casey isn't Casey some own? Oh, yeah. Say, oh yeah. They're, they're my it's my. He's manco. He's my cousin bro, or whatever. And I'd be like isn't he some and your mouth? Yeah, but, you know, we're all kind of 'cause he's, you know, so my best friend in high school was Tongan and at the time in Alaska, there, wasn't a huge South Pacific islander community there, I think now there really is. And so he but he had he did live in that limited space kind of between. Between cultures and it was it was curious to kind of navigate that a watch him navigate, and I was just sort of drafting off of him. But like in the boys are also told this'll be good for your people. You know, this is this is a PR, exercise that will make people I can think of you as a wonderful fantastic Americans. This is going to be great image work. You can just picture all the guys in fidora's telling these kids, this, listen kid. All these men in black. You're going to do it for America and they're getting three dollars a day, which I wouldn't do it for, but very good pay, I guess back then for a Hawaiian high school kid three dollars a day, but that's being deposited into a Bank account somewhere because there's it's not like you can spend it on Howland. Right. We're gonna pay you in lobsters. So in the summer, nineteen thirty five coast guard cutter the Tasca secretly sales from Honolulu and aboard are some furloughed army guys and the two Hawaiian kids. So each. Each each at first each is going to be staffed by three of these guys and the two Hawaiian kids are kind of their for appearances sake. So five people five people per island three army guys in their in their sivvy's, right Brown shoes, pretending pretending to not be our guys and then to who I am boys and the Hawaiian kids at first, or they're not happy on the bow there. There may dissuade the deck and serve in the mess hall isn't as good as it sounded. But when they get to the island, the three army guys are bored, silly. They can't wait to get off. You imagine like I get a little island fever just being on Maui or or someplace where you kind of just. No, I can't get to can't get an anything in your car and drive to Ida. If I get if I drive for two hours, I'm gonna hit the other side of the island, and imagine if it was like that, except it was like walking five minutes, and it was the other side of the island. Yeah with no trees, no trees. Everything's flattened or, and they try to plant coconut, palms a male. I mean there's. Some scrub brush, and there's some nesting birds, but they're just basically tent camping.
"pacific island" Discussed on KCRW
"In stretches from the seven ten or check back with just a little bit right now. It is sixty nine degrees in Santa Monica at three fifteen. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley Ari Shapiro author. David berry is fascinated with animal, navigation when a wasp flies off on a hunting expedition. How does it find its nest again? How does a dung beetle roll? It's full of dengue in a straight line of suckling an entire ocean. What strange since guides ac- total back to the beach, when she was boom to lay her aches turns out, sea turtles use the alignment of the seas waves to leave the shore and the earth's magnetic field to guide them back. That's just one of the many how's that berry answers in his new book, super navigators, I started off asking him. Why animals would need to navigate with such precision? Well, awesome when we're talking about, migratory, on moles. It's about returning to a place where they can breed successfully and breeding successfully means having access to the right supplies of food. It means a place of relative safety from predators and disease, and so forth. So many, many different kinds of animals have developed these extrordinary migratory strategies that enable them to breed successfully and the full to maintain that that species. And there is no one answer to this question of how they do it as we go through the book, we meet some animals that use sense of smell others. That navigate based on, polarized, light others on magnetism. I it seems that there are as many ways to find your way as our species you write about. Yes, I'm probably quite a few. We don't know about yet to, but I think one of the other things I learned in researching this book, is that no animal that's been really well studied relies just on one mechanism. There's always a degree of redundancy. They have several may be full five or six different mechanisms that they can use, and they can switch from one to another, depending on need so in many ways, it's just like human navigate. I went into kind of Suming that animals with bigger brains would have more advanced navigational capabilities, and that's actually not true at all. You give some really impressive examples of tiny animals with tiny brains that can do remarkable things will you tell us about one of them? Well, one of the ones that fascinates me is an animal desert, and which lives in the Sahara desert in North Africa. And the is Donna, Shing it unites, this tiny animal with little brain, the size of a pinhead, and it can use the some it can use polarized light. It can use wind. It can content steps to what half forints gum like an odometer it can use landmarks. Very recently, it's turned out that it also has a magnetic, compass sense. How does an animal with brain size of pinhead, have all those things going on? Well, that is a fascinating question. We don't fully know the onset of insect, brains have evolved over hundreds of millions of years. I mean don't forget human beings, we've only been around in our present form, for about three hundred thousand years, so insects have had hundreds of millions of years to perfect, the most economical, efficient navigational systems, and they are breathtaking. Absolutely taking the desert is any one example. The Bogo off in Australia is another extraordinary migratory, animal goes a thousand kilometers and uses the magnetic field to send its coal it also, again, this very news. It also believes not uses the alignment of the Milky Way the might Stein. I love that definition of hot news, just in vogue, on moth uses the alignment of the Milky Way in the night sky to find its way. You heard it here first. Well, some people think that's exciting. This is a great story in this book about how humans I got hard evidence that birds make long migrations from one continent to another. Tell us about the arrow. Stork. Oh, the dog. It's a sad story. Really? But in the eighteen twenties. That'd be a lot of argument about what happened to that disappeared in the winter that they go to the moon. Did they go to the moon? Yes. Seriously? Some people that maybe they went to the moon. Maybe they disappeared onto Walter step to the bottom of poems. But in the eighteen twenties, somebody spotted a store in a ton in north Germany, with an era stock right through it. And when they cook stoke, I have to say, I think they probably killed it fist, which is sad. They discovered that the Arab was an African era said the stoop had been shot by African art. So it had to have been to Africa. And it became known as an IRO stool do humans have these in eight abilities to navigate the way that other animals do. Well, I believe we do, but we have to cultivate. Them. The trouble is that we've been civilized of while, and we've become more and more dependent on technology. You know, Asian line hundred years ago, the magnetic compass came into use, and we had the Sextant and the chronometer. And, and so we've got GPS GPS is a marvel. I mean, it is an astonishing technological achievement, but are increasing and exclusive for Luntz on its is turning us into kind of navigational idiots will losing the ability to exercise on natural skills. And from my perspective, more sadly, with being more Kostov from the natural world as a result, we no longer look out from little glowing screens unobserved the world around us. I think we may. Discover this has quite profound implications both from physical health, but also for spiritual health to there are some groups of humans that are trying to revive these ancient navigation techniques, for example, you mentioned the Polynesian voyaging society. Yes, this is really rather, wonderful revival. That's taken place over forty or fifty years, or so, in the nineteen sixties the traditional skills of the Pacific island navigators, which truly breathtaking had all much disappeared. But just by the skin of that tees they were preserved a few of the old expert navigators will persuaded to come and teach a new generation of navigators, and the Polynesian voyaging society was established in Hawaii, and then various other foraging societies being sound up in other parts of the Pacific. In fact, the traditional methods of Pacific island navigate. Using the sun. The stars wave patterns clouds, the pave your animals, and so forth have been saved, but there is a danger that the skills employed by the in wit up in the Canadian optic, for example, will the aboriginal tribes, people of the desert in Australia, some of those may not survive unless steps taken to preserve them and I worry about that. Why does it matter that human abilities to navigate survive? The coast amongst the most beautiful cultural artifacts. I mean our abilities, navigate using all senses native, wits was a key to us of idle, I two hundred ninety thousand years existence as a separate species, and for those extrordinary abilities to be lost just because it's more convenient to push button. Read outnumber on screen would be I think a tragedy. David berry, his new book is super navigators, the astounding new science of how animals find their way. Thank you for speaking.
"pacific island" Discussed on World News Analysis
"If Australia quits discard in KOTA woman, satiety and atop the more open mind to countries can join hand in this region to bring benefits to the Pacific island countries and also toss straight and China most important points. It's a season guiding China as a real or potential enemy. Well, the all student government has so far avoided any commitment to known shave freedom of navigation operation in which it was in a ship through the South China Sea to challenge China, but given the FU press offensive on China by the Trump government how much pressure is there on camera to side with Washington against China like militarily. The United States has been exerting pressure upon Australia to join the freedom of never against so called freedom of navigation operations. Australia husband is this thing. I think Australia has independent in policy making and strategic consideration. So falls has come to the US the pressure and request. But I think well, maybe one day it might give at some point which I think will bring tragic deterioration by raising raising ships China straighter, China has been making poetry progress towards neutral understanding and cooperation with other craven countries in the South China Sea, we hope Australia and other countries respect. Oh, interesting towards peace stability prosperity in the region thinking to ten hone executive vice president of Jani association of Australian studies in China and director of Australian stood at center at East China normal university Comey off e Parnemann costs were freeze on Ke's membership talks this. Today. Stay without. I am.
"pacific island" Discussed on World News Analysis
"PNG leaders about ways to promote the ballots relation and ready. The PNG is the, you know, China's changes the biggest trade partner and in this region and also China the biggest investor in this in PNG, and so China have already contributed to the development of the PNG's. So I believe that the two sides will use the opportunity to further promote the the development of that this ballots relations, and we know that Stu PNG is one of the most developed countries in in the world. They're facing huge challenges voice development. Hiver Nara stew. Potential. We know the PNG has rich natural resources and needs to invest more in the development of infrastructure. So China has a, you know, gradient of resources for investment are believed that who side will expand their cooperation in these areas, including infrastructure and people to people exchanges, then what about other Pacific island countries winnow, the Chinese president met with the leaders of eight Pacific island countries for years ago in Fiji so help out today. What cooperative potential there between China and Pacific island countries? Yes, China excellent has a stop a dialogue mechanism with all the Pacific island nations which have established diplomatic relations with China. And indeed president. She met aid Pacific islander nations for years ago, when he visited Fiji and China, you know, has invested in all these aid, South Pacific island nations. And. I try China's, you know, try to help these nations to delays there have deal with their the challenges facing by these countries, and you know, as Pacific island nations, they lack of you know, facilities to connect with the rest of the world. So China's working with these countries to build better connective ity with the rest of the world. And they are now have been they have been included in China's a Boughton road. And I believe that president Xi way used up tunechi the discussed with the leaders of this country's to expand their corporation under the dinner framework of the belt and a road entity. I know that some countries for them of unites concern about China's growing presence. In this region hybrid China does not eight seek and exclusive interests in the region. China's presence continuous not only to the development of this Pacific islanders. But also, you know, the growing ties between these countries and the rest of the world the moving onto the APEC, economic leaders meeting and other major multilateral platform. We know since the ball for him for Asia earlier this year until last week's import expo in Shanghai..
"pacific island" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"We had now to the Pacific island of now rue or the Pacific island form is taking place a gathering of regional allies. But the agenda has perhaps already been derailed by a story, making international headlines. A reporter from New Zealand has been detained for reporting on the island's most famous temporary residents refugees camped at Australia's controversial offshore to tension center there. Karen Middleton is the chief political correspondent for the Saturday paper and Canberra. She joins me on the line now, Karen, always nice to have you on the program I up. Can you give us a rundown of what's happened with Barbara Dreaver? Yes. Average Riva was the TV in TV, New Zealand correspondent covering the forum, the background to the forum, and it's may relationship with the mediaries the ostlund of the government of an IRO, very, very sensitive about media coverage relating to it's a refugee and asylum-seeker arrangements with Australia. So it had puts. Conditions on the vases of media going to cover the forum. And in fact, journalists from these striding Broadcasting Corporation, the public broadcast industry, Leah would then from attending couldn't go at all. Bob retriever from New Zealand was able to go and obtained vase. But she sought to interview some Ricky Jay while she was there yesterday on Nauru and was detained as a result for for a few hours. She's apparently had a visa cancelled. Sorry, not headed vase cancel, but she's had her accreditation to cover the forum cancelled now. So the vase a would have been connected to to that. So it makes it much much more difficult for her to do his job. But the government of says that she was in breach of the conditions of accreditation because she was supposed to only cover the issues of the forum and not to stri to the issues of refugees. And I understand the choice of venue on this tiny island is causing some other headaches are also. Reports of a Chinese delegation, storming out of talks upset at the president of the host nation. I assume the fact that now we're recognizes Taiwan isn't helping making make things any easier for discussions is it now. That's right. So yesterday was a confrontation involving China's representaive Representative at the forum. Chon is not a member of the foreign, but it has observer status there. And it's increasingly strong ties with Pacific nations which has been causing some consternation with the Australian government. He because the concern about the dependency that some Pacific nations developing on Chinese money, an Australia has certainly intervened to try and help particular Pacific nations with infrastructure projects to avoid them. Borrowing money from China, Chinese Representative was there and wanted to make an intervention according to the news reports coming out of the wanted to make an intervention yesterday directly own issues that the forum were discussing and the CIA the our now president barren Wonka. Fused to allow him to do that set down affectively and said that he couldn't do that. The Chinese delegate was so enraged about this that he, he walked out, he blasted both. He blasted the the president and then walked out and took his delegation with him. So it was apparently quite a scene there, but it does relate partly to the as you mentioned the the narrow recognition of Taiwan China's extremely sensitive about all of that. The the choice of venue again, seems to be raising all the issue and making all the headlines. But what about the form itself? Are they getting anything done and what's actually on the agenda for this? Well, climate change is high on the agenda and security. Regional security is also high in the Genda. These forum is held in a different main the country h year. So it does move around and narrow just happens to be the choice for this year. A lot of these island nations are very small. We've heard certainly protests from Kira boss. In the past Nations-led KIRO boss that that the impact of climate change is causing the nations to effectively go underwater. So climate change is a very real and high concern for these countries in this one of the beaches discussing and they aren't concerned about regional security, the issue of a solemn because he's also concern and New Zealand has off a two Tyke. Some of these asylum seekers, once they confirmed as refugees from off the narrow from Minnesota and from these Santa's Australia has operating..
"pacific island" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"In the beginning of September, the eighteen fulltime members of the Pacific islands forum Mostra New Zealand to Fiji. Carapace and pepper NEW GUINEA gather on the tiny atoll of new room is intergovernmental organization facilitates closer regional cooperation and raises awareness of common concerns such as climate change and rising sea levels. Usually its annual meeting passes by without much global media attention. However, this time around the forty-ninth addition is already making waves as a controversial Austrailia tension center based on a Roo by plenty of material for international headline writers for a silence acres and refugees on Nauru ustralia is Fennell both elusive, preferred home and dirty word. Her baby was born in Australia, but now she and her one year old face being deported back to narrow report on the treatment of asylum. Seekers, especially children at ustralia offshore detention center on the Pacific island of Nauru a ruse, the current president of some ten thousand inhabitants competitive Australia's population of over twenty four million. It is the smallest of the small island nations, a tiny speck and the vase Pacific Ocean. As a result, the logistical feats at bringing every head of state together for a few days each year is the chief -ment in itself. Some of the member countries such as the Cook Islands, a so cutoff. The political leaders have in previous years. It's the ride aboard, museum's official government, airplane. Wanting to Cambra the two big boys in the eighteen member group. The prime ministers of both countries tend to fly in late, write a few checks and then fly out again, they bring their own press corps with them and they hold their own press conferences. Generally operating outside of the forms, officials secretaries onto the exclusion of trustee band of island-based media who attend every year. The form is the biggest event of the year for these journalists and broadcasters Lopa transport things between the islands getting to the event can be tricky. When I attended the forty seven version of the forum for Monaco two years ago, some two, he should journalists traveled upon a in the federated states of Micronesia via Japan, a crazy V-shape transfer that's worth looking up on the map. This year, however, the form become even harder to cover the host country. Neru has capped the number of press members able to cover the format thirty, even going as far as prevent Australia's, national broadcaster ABC from attending narrow claims. It can accommodate anymore journalists on its tiny atoll, and there's certainly some truths that even the larger island of wanna pay at a comedy of private homes, two years ago, just to house temporary influx. There's for more to this media blockade than a lack of comfy beds. A shortage of fresh linen narrows also hold to detention facility that houses. Silence seekers to being turned back up trying to reach the land down under by boat and not surprisingly, the government in Cambra goes to some links a media coverage of Acilitator. That's been dubbed Australia's Guantanamo. One single entry journalism visa to visit neru usually cost more than five thousand euros. Astronomical fee is payable, even if visa application ends up being rejected. But since narrow agreed to remove this restriction that Eurasian Pacific islands room, the cap on overseas journalists can be seen as another way of limiting the mass influx of foreign correspondents that would otherwise descended on the island, especially from Australia. This attempt at media censorship time when immigration is such a hot topic in the legs of the US and Europe is guaranteed to provide closer coverage of this year's Pacific islands forum. Human rights activists, we hoping Austrailia we shamed. Finally, shuttering is detention center as for the islands themselves. They will hope that the global media spotlight also shines on the issue of rising sea levels that places them at risk disappearing under the water. By the end of the century. But one in Hong Kong, I'm James chambers..
"pacific island" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
"Take over the country themselves already there i mean president trump should love this idea of building military basis he likes to build stuff hugo play poland also wants us to build a military base i was terrific idea let's do it i trump doesn't like to spend the money unfortunately well let them let them spend the money i'm sure if they want us that badly that you know they're happy to to to help foot the bill and i'm sure australia would kick in some money to although maybe i shouldn't speak on behalf of the terminal government i don't think it's a huge amount of money that we're talking about here is just a tension and and small investments in a timely manner to prevent things from going downhill there are three countries in the pacific where the us controlled them after world war two and then granted them their independence but we still have a relationship which is called a compact of free association where we provide a lot of services to them and they give us special privileges for you know being able to use them for military purposes and those are those are where we we had some battles during world war two significantly palau or the the battle of peleliu took place but the us has really fallen down in terms of of honoring those agreements there was an agreement with palau in two thousand ten to extend this this arrangement and provide more more aid and because of the budgetary fights in washington that wasn't properly funded until two thousand seventeen so the palau were just in limbo wondering does the us really care about us so it wouldn't be terribly surprising if they started to turn towards china so we we have to honor our greets pay little attention put in a little bit of money little bit of investment but not a huge amount and i think we can we can forced all this but if we take our eye off the ball things go very bad very quickly yeah hugo it just is another reminder of the problem of the hollowed out bureaucracy in washington and look i'm no fan of big government never have been but you need a core of leadership within the state department and the national security council to construct these kinds of policies and then force the state department and other agencies to implement it and you know you simply don't have that you have strong leadership i think at the top in pompeo at state and bolton at the nfc but bolton can't get people in because of security clearances general kelly's cracking down on that and pompeo did not come in with a cast of political characters to insert when he took that job and now there are noises that he's going to start taking obama people so you know it's that doesn't sound very promising so you know hugo i'm a little pessimistic here about the ability of washington and the trump administration in particular to implement the kind of strategy that you've just outlined well the good news is that a lot of this engagement would take place under the the pentagon and the most competent part of the washington bureaucracy the budgetary problems for those compacts was partly because the defense budget was was frozen to the obama administration so you know i i'm cautiously optimistic that things will get a bit better there and ended up mattis is paying attention and does get it but i totally agree with your concerns about the the hollowing out of the bureaucracy let's let's end on a somewhat upbeat note we'll stop with you those comments you go thanks for joining the podcast always great to have you send your comments to add hugo restall in at mary kissel on twitter we read each and every one of them thanks for listening we'll be back with you later this week.
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"The opinion pages of the wall street journal this is four and addition now mary kissel welcome back to foreign edition mary kissel in new york hugo restall somewhere out there in asia pacific and we are turning to the pacific islands there's a scramble for power and influence there hugo you're pointing out vanuatu not the place we talk about frequently on this podcast what's going on well last thursday of vanuatu's president was addressing a group of peace corps workers and the us ambassador to the region was there and he made the remark that he would really like to see the us establish a military base invited to and come back to watch because the last time the us military was there was during world war two and it was a major base the when the islands were known as the new hebrides and we were fighting the japanese on guadalcanal nearby and in the solomon islands so he was he was essentially saying you know come back stop ignoring us the subtexts to that is that the chinese are moving in to von waku and its neighbors in a big way they recently financed the construction of a major port project warf invite you to on terms that were not very favorable to the country i mean there was a significantly higher interest rate and re shorter repayment period than is usually granted by other lenders and that's pretty much china's modus operandi recently is to shower small countries with money but structure in such a way that they won't be able to repay and then china gets to use the infrastructure takes takes over control and you know down the road maybe able to use it as a military base couple of months ago in april australia's fairfax newspapers reported the china had asked by wada for permission set up a military base using that warf now both vanuatu in china denied that report but it definitely stirred up a lot of attention in australia because mono to lies just about a thousand miles off of the northeastern coast of australia and would be a very significant base if china did move in there for possibly cutting australia off from its us allies so you know we're we're we're looking back to the world war two where these islands were are incredibly strategically important in terms of controlling the the waters of the pacific i it's it's remarkable and hugo yes you're right on i i've been getting calls from friends in australia raising red flags so to speak about this request particularly the military base but also when we say infrastructure projects it's not just roads and bridges china wants to lay fiber optic cable to these islands which is something australia also doesn't want you know they want free lines of communication to these areas hugo is this an awakening in canberra's this moment like the salisbury poisoning in britain where politicians of both parties are kind of woken up and said gosh a thousand miles away that's a little too close for comfort you know it's very interesting that the labor opposition in austria is taking the conservative government to task for having dropped the ball on this and they're actually sounding a more hawkish note very hawkish note on this issue so you know that's that's the new thing for the labor party of of late and you know does i think mark a very significant shift in the you know the the bilateral consensus that australia needs to step up its game and the us needs to step up its game i think that the us should be talking to vanuatu about this ozil by the president i mean he walked it back a few days later or a day later saying he just wants the us to set up an embassy but you know i think it reflects the fact that a lot of leaders in these island countries themselves are getting concern about china's influence the realizing that chinese money is coming in chinese immigrants coming to chinese are buying passports because a lot of these countries have set up programs to essentially sell citizenship to investors and meanwhile the native populations of these countries is emigrating is leaving to go to other countries so the chinese could essentially create a new status quo in the pacific much like they did in the south china sea there they did it by setting up artificial islands and reclaiming land in the pacific islands they may just be able to.
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"Eight will help with foreign investment etc etc and and to say if you don't cooperate with us well then we're going to crack down and we're gonna make your life even more miserable on the economic front i dunno hugo i i just feel like turkey has been completely ignored because the administration is so focused on russia on north korea on iran and yet turkey is key to the stability of the region they have more troops than many other nations combined they they are a member of nato they're strategically located they have the same view of assad is we do although you know or to one's goals in syria may differ from ours but they could be an important ally and a good force for stability if we could you know construct a consistent policy toward erta i just don't see that from the white house i i see their approach is very muddled you know we'll denounce you know when he when he cracks down on dissent and yet you know we'll sell them f thirty five it's like we'll we'll we'll what's the policy really and what about with iran i mean what right what role could could aired one possibly play an on around we're going to have a big showdown you would you would think that you would want to increase your engagement with with john who have him on side with that well absolutely i mean there was a big corruption case here in new york about a turkish banks on laundering money for iran there are ties there that we don't like that we'd like to to change unfortunately if you don't have an ambassador in ankara which we do not if if you do not have any attention whatsoever to turkey until they invade syria of what do you expect the you know these guys have absolutely no incentive to cooperate with us and they're going to start engaging i think in a kind of balancing where you see or one reaching out to putin they're not natural allies but he sees them as a balance or to the united states and again what is our leverage i think look if you're serious about turkey and getting the turks on side we have to construct a policy toward syria that's consistent that makes sense that's it's coordinated among our allies and if they misbehave say you know what we don't need that airbase insulate we can go somewhere else we could go to a kurdish region we could go to these ramona train ian look i guess my point is here well absolutely it would be the nuclear option but you know look we have to be realistic about who earned one is and when we talk about elections in turkey i think we need to be honest about what the situation on the ground really was how free and fair was it really in the character of the guy that we're dealing with and until we do that i just don't think we're we're going to have a consistent policy toward that country cynical hugo probably well i'm thinking in this where are the europeans i mean they should actually be leading the way on on this and you know they are also missing an action right i think if we're waiting for european leadership are going to be waiting a long time we're talking about the turkey election and you're listening to foreign edition from the wall street journal got something to say then email your question or comment to podcasts at dow jones dot com please include your first name and hometown and we may read your email in a future episode again that's podcasts at dow jones dot com from.
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"Big question is what is this mean for irwin's foreign policy i tend to think that urge john's foreign policy is largely derived from his domestic political needs so if he feels like he needs to whip up nationalism abroad to stoke that fervor to get people to the polls you see him invading syria northern iraq and kicking around the kurds you know i guess it could go one of two ways you go he could take this election result and say well i'm safe now because i control parliament and i'm in for another fiveyear term i have expanded thority because remember there was that referendum last year that gave the executive of vastly more power so he will enjoy that now after the election so he could sit back and say well okay i i don't need to be as provocative anymore i can i can take a different tack or key might become a more difficult ally for the united states because he feels emboldened because he is the new sultan of turkey as sooner chop di was telling us on fridays podcast i mean what say you hugo what direction do you think he'll go well i i am not hardly an expert on on turkey but i mean it strikes me that his personality is not to sit back and let things roll roll merrily along and and chill out i mean he's he wants to consolidate his his parties power and it it will probably rankle him that he did not get a majority for the ak p in parliament by itself in he's reliance on his his nationalist allies to have a majority in parliament so i imagine that you know combined with the problems in the economy he's going to need to whip up a fair amount of of nationalist fervor and islam is forever see this to me is an opportunity for washington to come in and apply some sticks and apply some carrots to say look if you want to cooperate with us in syria we can help you you know we'll we'll bring in some.
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"Wellings id is not evident evident among people on the pacific island of guam another under a north korean missile threat abc's checks everson says that people are praying they are praying for peace should instructed by the roman catholic archbishop on the island where nearly everyone is catholic guam's faithful attended sunday mass in one church worshippers were told that god is in control of what is happening and if we have faith and believe in god all this rhetoric and war possibility here on guam will be taken care of by god ktrh use time now twelve o three long delays at san jose's mineta international airport on saturday evening because of another security incident the problem stemmed from an airline that gave a handful of passengers check checked luggage inside the terminal by mistake passengers can't have they're checked luggage until they get outside of security because checked bags can have things in them like pocket knives that aren't allowed in carryon bags so the entire a terminal in san jose was emptied out and everyone had to go back through security no contraband was found alex stone abc news taking a look at sports the texas the nfl has suspended dallas cowboys star zeke elliott after his ex girlfriend accused him of raw finger out the nfl is forcing elliott to sit out six regular season games without pay is decision from nfl comes even though elliott was never arrested and prosecutors did not file any targets and the astros while they're on the road in arlington they were playing the rangers a little bit earlier and they lost game to that final score 8 to 3 you can catch a game three of their series later on today over on our sister station sports talk seven ninety well it's almost time for the kedo's ago go back to school and attack the cells tax holiday weekend is continuing close and back to school.
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"At the do have slight victim not on a fundamentally clearly it said no one's interests for this to kick kickoff it doesn't mike i'm rose looking at the strategy of it because north korea proudly announced that lack an attack guam basically gorms armed i'm sure you listeners know is a small island in the pacific and in terms of the strategy of it obviously eight it makes perfect sense to attack a heavily defended in a highly militarized pacific island because eyes the absolutely ideal beachheads hurry four north korea's planned land invasion of mainland usa being as it is just six thousand short miles from the coast of california i mean perhaps this seems to obvious maybe this is a distraction an as we speak the north korean navy is on the cover of broad daylight about two stormy pacific site starting obviously with you in seattle as all seattle correspondent carey on the front line could you just checkout you'll window and see whether the north korean landing forces have already taken over the city and sat down for cuffy's or listening to grunge sure no not yet okay let's have huge huge relief huge relief of reading about guam that how apparently has the largest munitions stockpile in the world stored in igloos deepen the jungle surrounded by tree snakes and wild boar that was according to one thing on the internet so it's basically basically true but i mean that's been confidence isn't it to keep igloos in a jungle as you may know me natural isoglucose but if it is i mean that shows the the amazing this of america as a nation that it keeps munitions stockpiles in an igloo near the equator thaddeus that a sensational levels of national confidence i feel so bad for guam i've gone it just gets passed down from one leg colonizing power to the next it's now u s territory it's it's just keep things like it has nothing to do with this it didn't ask for military bases it didn't get asked to mick get mixed up in the us as issues now all of a sudden it might get blown up.
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"Election and how party has a majority in congress she's using that influence to press the current president pedro pablo kuczynski to release a faldo humanitarian grounds he previously ruled out house but now says he'll follow the recommendation of a medical review that's outraged opponents of fujimori they say he should never be forgiven for ordering killings by death squads during the fight against shining path rebels in the 1990s bbc knees firefighters in canada have gone door to door to evacuate several thousand residents from wildfires threatening to communities in central british columbia high temperatures dry conditions and founding winds have spread flames across more than twenty square kilometres in two separate areas us airforce bombers have conducted a training strike striking south korea in response to north korea's recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile the jets flew in from the pacific island of guam and dropped net thumbs on a firing range they were escorted by japanese and south korean fighters the us f four said north korea's actions were a threat to america's allies and it's homeland and it was ready to strike if called upon the runoff in mongolia's presidential election has seen a populist former martial arts star held mamba to secure victory representing the opposition democratic party the businessman took just over fifty percent of the votes to defeat the governing mongolian people's party candidate although he's promised more government control over foreign runs for teaching minds is the battle has pledged to see through big infrastructure projects involving mongolia's giant neighbour china the british and irish lions are prepared to take on the all blacks in oakland this morning in one of the most eagerlyawaited rugby matches of recent years the threetest series is currently tied 100 katie goelner reports when the british and irish lives were lost in new zealand in two thousand five they left with some questioning whether they would ever return after the all blacks humiliated them at a onesided series now they are just one win away from making history last week's victory a wellington has given them genuine belief with warren gotland naming an unchanged starting fifteen added bench for the series decider but the odds are stacked against them use eight under the reigning double world champions and haven't lost at eden park six 1994 abc news.
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"Possible that's the you from the white house today but all of this looks a lot different from the ground level in place is already under threat from climate change melting ice and rising sea levels have a big effect on pacific island nations like the marshall islands which share a long and troubling history with the us reporter it'd be caputo recently visited springdale arkansas home to the largest marshall lee's community in the us chris gallus remembers learning about climate change when he was in high school he was living in sacramento california in at the time climate change felt like somebody else's problem but then chris started to see the problem in facebook posts from his family and friends back home pictures of the new flooded or as them i heard again and so bad the new in the hospital was flooded chris was born in the marshall islands which are low lying coral islands in the pacific his homeland as vulnerable and not just because of sea level rise the us tested thousands of nuclear bombs there some areas are still uninhabited a fall in bikini lagoon radiological reconnaissance wrote directed promote lying aircraft will be your great deep buckled immediately after the blast three grown boat who character goldwater air determining the concentration of deadly radioactive party gold is the most important lin invisible gama and beta raised kill without warning in the 1980s a treaty gave marshall lee's immigrants the right to live and work in the us without a visa chris came as a todd.