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Fresh update on "rica" discussed on Cal's Week in Review

Cal's Week in Review

00:34 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh update on "rica" discussed on Cal's Week in Review

"From meters, World News headquarters in Bozeman Montana. This is L. Review with Ryan. Cow Gallon now here's cal. Our, about us is a nesting process in which a bunch of turtles crawl up. The beach lay eggs at the same time. Synchronized Nesting, you could. Probably not a future Olympic event. This type of tactic is used by many species to overwhelm predators, and when I say many species I'm talking about oaks to elk drop a bombshell. cavs on the ground at roughly the same time or Acorns for that matter, and there is just no way the predators can get to the mall before they get into the ground, or they're wobbly. Little legs turned into solid muscle and propelled them away from danger. Olive Ridley, sea turtles which is one of the most abundant sea turtles in the world, as well as one of the smallest nest in several locations when I'm talking about is in Costa Rica right now they used this tactic synchronized nesting our about us to overwhelm vultures as many as twenty thousand sea turtles have arrived to nest in a single day. Another nesting site in India called Rhodesia reported six hundred thousand turtles in only one week they nest above the high water mark, which means they have to crawl from the ocean up the Sam to where the C. resides, keep in mind, these are heavy creatures made for floating, not crawling. When they get to their spot, they have to quickly dig a hole and deposit their eggs or else. The vulture show up. Eat Them. They'll deposit roughly hundred eggs per. Clutch cover them up most..

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Malawi to go to polls again, after first election nullified

The World

03:55 min | Last week

Malawi to go to polls again, after first election nullified

"They Connie is struggling it's actually shrinking in Malawi food shortages and hunger had been serious challenges before the corona virus cover nineteen only major challenges in southern Africa harder so when Malawians go to the polls this week to elect a new president all of this will be on their minds the world's only make a Condi has our story for millions of Malawians planning to vote for president tomorrow there's a sense of deja vu that's because the country just had a presidential election last year in may the incumbent president Peter Mutharika narrowly won with thirty eight percent of the vote he's been in office since two thousand fourteen international election monitors said it was a free fair and democratic contest but many Malawians didn't feel that way demonstrators across the country Hughes president of stealing the election the runner up opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera did too so he took the issue to court to dollar packaging was too late is the president of the women lawyers association of Malawi she said the law is constitutional court noted several irregularities in the first election they are very good at it he's running strong the use of different parishes may require internal errors with the use of two banks was the right thing the two picks that she's referring to here was a white correctional fluid used on ballots apparently electoral officers used it to correct the so called voting errors this was only one issue that led to allow this court to take an unprecedented step in February they nullified the results of last year's election record even stays late ninety five elections because they leave plus the regular entities that affected the will of the people not brings us to Tuesday's vote once again the incumbent president with the recount is running against Lazarus to Cora a former pastor Bonnie faster Lani is a political scientist at the university of Malawi he says most Malawians are happy to have the chance to vote again they call me certainly it is very bad right state tourney recently published a poll finding that eighty five percent of Malawians feel their country's headed in the wrong direction under president with the Rica check where a is running on a message of change he says he wants to turn the country around improve the lives of poor people and fight corruption check where spoke about his platform during the weapon are on Friday so we have come up with an approach that says let the farmers out there get out of abject poverty to quit Aurora is promising to help farmers and create new jobs and despite the pandemic his campaign has attracted big crowds of supporters on the other side president Vikas campaign efforts have been relatively quiet another recent poll predicted check where I could beat with every guy in this election that sounds good to G. M. T. ECA she's a party vendor and the capital of the long way whose business has been hurting badly antica says she hopes this election it will be a turning point for Malawi I think tomorrow the government is changing in but I would I would be very happy for that if not doesn't happen Bonnie foster Lani says he worries that Chakwera supporters might say the election was rigged again and even if he does win Duong he says turning around the economy won't be easy that's not to forget the coronavirus the electoral commission has said it will put out hand washing stations and enforce social distancing at polling places the election results for the presidential vote and allow we are expected later this week

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Computer Aided Biology Platform Helps Companies Meet the Challenges of 21st Century Biomanufacturing

Cell Culture Dish Podcast

04:40 min | Last month

Computer Aided Biology Platform Helps Companies Meet the Challenges of 21st Century Biomanufacturing

"Marcus co-founded synthase after working as a research associate in synthetic biology at University College London where he developed novel Bio Synthesis Methods using pathway engineering prior to ucla, he was a bio transformation scientists working as part of an industrial biotechnology group that conducted more than ninety contract research projects for over twenty clients. Marcus has a PhD in plant biochemistry from Durham. I'd like to start by asking if you could tell us a bit about the concept of bioprocessing four point zero, and what it means to the industry. By purchasing full. Has Come from a cut derived from the attempts of industry full point. And will that's referring to. Is the Barracks Industrial Revolution which happen which is made human production Gamal as sophisticated, inefficient through the ages first industrial revolution, we just quoting a Siamese what steams to be used as a power source, replacing manual effort, the chemical energy. Dramatic increases the productivity as possible. Within Industry and then moving onto electrification, innovation production lines any more efficient ways of producing products an visit us. Industrialization around Automation Electronic Control that. So they find the content industry full point. As is often referred to in thinking. Okay. How can we connect all of the different devices of pieces of information that we might have particular setting? Connect those in to to the digital. Computing where you can have data storage across crossing and data analysis, so then debates this. Use of automated production is that one level higher allows the three sophisticated knowledge in control of what's going on, we take. This is particularly important for area such as processing. Biological Because of the complexity of what we daily with, so we really need to be able to get to grips with the complexity of the processes. Running on wore the day to this coming out with those and get into Rica era format such we can use asked me as we progress. That's really interesting. You explain. The Solutions synthase provides in this area. said they didn't start out as companies as we all now, so these days we provide software ted help people do their science recently made this offering the first late is because we processing. Those looking for ways of doing more sophisticated automated experiments in order to address the next is the will to do so the cool capability software. Anthony is the older generation. ultimated instructions abolish Christ calls. While is means is the scientists can rapidly specify They want to run. The works out all the details down to the every step of run protocal it can convert those detailed actions. The scripts that needed particular. These Commission and Toronto away from the intent. The scientist is given the software old way through old details that needed to actually run at intended experiment. Includes will to calculating the volumes concentrations, the reagents in the samples that needed shows the US to set those regions on on your. So then using that. Hey, go on the road. Will that wrong this? Project Hope with instructions. To generate. Amidst. Substantially more usable impactful at the moment there's a real issue It's highly flexible due to the complexities of programming and so out, there allows much more flexible, useful information. Law Context for more complex experimentation. So. Now's where we started. To do some really cool experiments that we re proud, generated number case studies which show the power of using automation in all science. But. It also has a really big beneficial effect when it comes to digital integration. If we think about all the different devices we have within the lab. Is the automation is? Also Dr and actually we have about electrical devices in particular, which is an associated with those. Two nations which actually produced the data, which is the whole point running experience in the first place. What we need is a way of structuring dates from all of these diverse diversities equipment.

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Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage

The Frankie Boyer Show

00:31 sec | Last month

Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage

"Costa Rica became the first country in Central America to legalize same sex marriage amid the corona virus pandemic thousands of people watched there is need to our grass and Alexandria DO get married early in the morning as the first same sex couples to legally do so in Costa Rica Costa Rica supreme court of justice ruled in August two thousand eighteen the ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave parliament eighteen months to legislate what the band would be automatically

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Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:19 sec | Last month

Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings

"Wrote Costa Rica has become the first country in Central America to legally recognize same sex marriage the move to marriage equality follows an August twenty eighteen ruling by the country's Constitutional Court which said laws preventing same sex marriage were unconstitutional cult couples celebrated the country's decision by holding weddings

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Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings

All Things Considered

00:13 sec | Last month

Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings

"Same sex couples in Costa Rica are now legally able to wed in the central American country as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports the first official wedding took place right after midnight when the ban on same sex marriage

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Couple Met On Dating App Stuck Together In Costa Rica On Third Date

The Bobby Bones Show

00:22 sec | Last month

Couple Met On Dating App Stuck Together In Costa Rica On Third Date

"Couple met on a dating app one of the couple dates and they go more Thursday would like each other let's gonna ship Costa Rica but then corona hit they've been stuck for sixty seven days on the third I think there are a couple that met on a dating app has been stuck in Costa Rica for more than two months after traveling the country on the third day

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Leap, But Bring Your Own Net

The Budget Minded Traveler

07:22 min | 2 months ago

Leap, But Bring Your Own Net

"Hey guys welcome back. How are you how is it going? I hope you're hanging in there. It has been such a strange season. This whole twenty twenty thing. I can't believe it's already. May I just hope that you guys are doing well and staying positive? I know it's been hard. We are in very weird times right now so I just wanted to get back on here and just share with you guys a little bit about what I've been up to lately if you've been listening for any amount of time Or following me on social media for any amount of time you know that I love to lead group trips and specifically I lead trips every year to Patagonia and We've gone to Jordan we've got. We'RE GOING TO CROATIA THIS YEAR. As long as we are allowed to that trip is still on and the other thing that I have been doing with my group trips for the last couple of years is leading retreats. And I know you've heard me talk about Mary. Treat a little bit lately in recent episodes. This retreat is called. Bring your own net and it's about discovering the tools that you need to show up for yourself whenever you take a leap because guess what that net doesn't just appear got into that a little bit in the last episode in one of the blog posts that I wrote but I wanted to talk a little bit more about that retreat today and that is because it is actually happening. It's open right now for registration. It is may fourteenth to seventeenth so the doors are going to be open through May Twelfth. And you can find everything you need to know at traveling. Jackie DOT COM slash retreat. This is my first ever online version of the retreat that I've been leading for two years. I'm super excited about it. This has been a dream of mine ever since I started leading it in person to put it online. Actually this week I was supposed to be in Italy getting ready to lead it in person with some of you which really hurts my heart to think about but here we are and this is the next best thing so. I am so fortunate. Actually we are all very fortunate right now to live in an environment where we can create such events using digital media just like this podcast that you're listening to right now which have the power to really bring us together no matter where we physically maybe which a lot of us is still at home but today. I I wanNA tell you a little bit more about why. I'm doing this why I'm putting this retreat online. And what what it's really about and where it came from because that's something I've never really gotten into on this podcast Although it starts with my story and that is something I have gotten into on this show but just in case. You have not heard that because you have to go back kind of far too. Tino catch my story I'm GonNa just tell you a little bit about that today and just a little bit more about who I am and where I've come from and I some of You. You've actually been following this show for You know what we just. We just had our six year anniversary of this show which is crazy we. Are you know six years later? We're still going and I personally as your host. I've been through a lot in those six years and That's what we're GonNa Kinda talk about today and we're also going to hear in a little bit from two of the girls who have been on this retreat with me so going to try our best to give you an idea of what is going on with the. Bring Your own net retreat. So in case you don't know my background. This is something that I I usually share. I mean a lot when I'm interviewed on other people's podcasts. But as far as my own podcast. I don't really share my story anymore. So I'm going to kind of recap a little bit I started traveling internationally. When I was eighteen I went to Costa Rica study abroad for a year and that totally changed my life and I kept traveling after that I fell in love with travel and everything different new and I could not possibly go back to normal as I as I knew it to exist before and so I that was what really kicked off my Mike Vagabond years. I suppose Where I truly pursued travel as a lifestyle and after that year in Costa Rica. I studied abroad for a year in Italy I followed my passion to learn languages. I went and study abroad in Brazil as well. I backpacked through Central America. I ended up back in Europe. Living there. Travelling there was back and forth between Latin America and Europe. A lot during those years of basically my my university years and just after that and in two thousand twelve I got married and although I was still able to travel here and there You know my life was really different and I was kind of doing the adult things had a home and a dog and a partner and you know we were kind of doing the thing and then in two thousand thirteen is when I started blogging with the budget traveler and then the next year I started the podcast in two thousand fourteen and a lot of you guys have been here since then which is super cool You know I was in a different place. Then if you've heard all of this then you've really been with me through it all But in two thousand fifteen the year that I got a divorce and that year I decided to take my backpack and myself onto the road and I put some of my things in storage and I said goodbye to the life that I knew and that I had been building And I'm not going to get into the personal details of why all that happened. The important thing to know is that I needed to change. That was the bottom line. I needed to change my life and so this was the path that I took. I decided to hit the road by myself. And that turned out to be an incredible voyage of personal discovery for me that turned out to be me totally tearing all of myself down to the foundation and rebuilding even parts of my foundation. I needed to know what I was standing on. I needed to know what I was doing in this world and I didn't and I didn't have confidence in myself. I didn't think I was ever going to be okay with travelling alone. I never thought I was going to be content being on my own. There were so much that I was afraid of but what I knew was that I had to make a change and so this is what I did. I made the change. I took the leap I left and I pursued life on my own and it totally changed everything for me

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"rica" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:27 min | 2 months ago

"rica" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Rica with grandchildren family and we had a magnificent time at the end of the vacation I sense what tell me so you guys what did you learn from this experience in Costa Rica and they thought that was a crazy question but you know public Michael's shrink it all right we can answer those questions so so is it well you know I think I'm gonna eat better I'm gonna move more I would have a more positive outlook I'm really trying to get into nature more but I was like what we're guys that is amazing that's what the blues own is end what we found something in the air there there is definitely something in the end of my diet has changed dramatically well there is something in the air okay and there's a great deal of data to this the blue zones are a place of places in the world that a fellow named Dan beauty and the the National Geographic funded by the National Institute of aging back in two thousand and four got together and they want to go search for places in the in the in the world where people seem to live longer happier healthier and what they did was they they found that people reach the age of one hundred in these places at a rate ten times greater than in the United States of America so I thought what a great thing to share and if we can impact people to start to live a bit differently we can make a difference I'll take something else about the blues on their fault when it first we show you why blue zones are so important okay so let's look at the first flight one a little longer better life more energy sleep better meet new people nurture supportive relationships what is your purpose well you wake up in the morning and put yourself to work for him to help your community better Zacks within beauty here and his team found happens in the blue zones things happen in blues that's what they are okay we do it well let's first break down where they are okay because it's very interesting they're all over the world all over yeah let's take a look so first of all you see there in Sardinia in Italy and Greece there in Costa Rica and third in Loma Linda California and they're in Okinawa Japan and let's just look at that okay Costa Rica the world's lowest rates of middle age mortality the second highest concentration of male centenarians people who live to a hundred in Loma Linda California they find the people live ten years longer than their north American counterparts and will break down why and how but the story is fascinating Dan Peter and his team National Geographic certain looking at how can we create other places in America where it's not just happening so they went to a town called Albert Lea Minnesota I hope I'm pronouncing that correctly and they said we want to create a blue zone here now eight this was back in two thousand and nine I believe it was and this was in conjunction with the a a RP and a couple other organizations they enlisted thirty four hundred people back in two thousand and nine and they gave them all of the attributes of Luzon's a change or activity the change her outlook changed her diet they changed the way they connect to each other they built roads that enable people to walk more they created places where people can gather not just churches and synagogues but they that they try to encourage that as well thirty four hundred people a year later I'm on the edge of my seat really this is fast thirty four hundred people lost seventy three hundred pounds seven thousand three hundred pounds in one year thirty for your people and they increase their their life expectancy by about three years physicality alone yes wait there's more wait this is why I'm so impressed with his the cost of health care for their city workers decreased by forty percent now can you imagine if we decrease the cost of our health care by forty percent my goodness we wouldn't have people ripping up papers made we still would but that's another topic hashtag policy no but the doctor you would love to to address the root of the problem rather than you know all this we've got to have all this this this health care for people because we're just not taking care of ourselves were too heavy this is also stunning news this is very stunning it's not news it's been going around but we're not paying enough attention to it and I thought after my experience in asking teenagers and adults you know would you learn from a trip to Costa Rica and just randomly with no intentionality or purpose behind it no problem Michael I think honestly any better really wow okay I would be more active I'm going to have more connection with people I'm gonna I'm gonna slow down a little bit and so I want to try and break down these with their call the nine powers that every one of these five places around the world have we can go ahead and start we've got a minute to the breaks we can start okay let me bring you back for another sex okay great so we should put the next slide if you want to live in a blue zone take a look at this so it breaks down to activity moving naturally the world's longest live people don't exercise they don't go to gyms the garden they they they move and they do this every twenty minutes so my apple watches get up every you know every hour no every twenty minutes and they're moving so that's number one but we have to down shift we have to get rid of stress people living in a blue zones have daily rituals that reduce stress and reverse inflammation within them they have a purpose this purpose thing is so interesting to me in the blue zones they understand why they wake up in the morning I said to a young woman that I've mentioned her last week that I've been caring for who's been suicidal person when you wake up in the morning what is it that is your purpose but she said care for people and I want to help people people sound like the type who don't wake up dreading Monday and that should be the goal for all of us okay we're going to talk to doctor Michael Mandela after the break check out his website for mornings very active on social media please follow and you get great tips free of charge from this guy second to this thousands of people contact InventHelp monthly about their intention or new product do you think companies would be interested in your idea do you want to try to get a patent instead help now best of all the calls and information are free.

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"rica" Discussed on Get Sleepy

Get Sleepy

05:35 min | 2 months ago

"rica" Discussed on Get Sleepy

"rica" Discussed on Get Sleepy

Get Sleepy

09:00 min | 2 months ago

"rica" Discussed on Get Sleepy

"And prepares you enjoy your dinner quietly entertained by the sound of the crackling fire mixed with waves and distant cries in the jungle. His son is moments from setting. He's sit on the sand while you watch the sky transform. The clouds seemed to have lost their shape. The calming shades of blue. I replaced by bolder. Colors aren't bright. Pink Stanley fresh few moments. Before the mighty bull in the sky disappears beyond the horizon the ocean is calm and foaming slightly. After dinner he take a short walk to the Moon Knight Path. You had to the way he submerged your fee and will slay enjoying the APP and flower. Show.

"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:48 min | 3 months ago

"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"What three words which you pick three words each for marital bliss here green is a rash would be another one and then my third room publicly bumpy. We call him. The Costa Rica massage above roads. I used to be a tour guide so we used to call him though our guys. This is Costa Rica massage and Jason. Three words towards for me. It's different because I'm from here. So it's about the three words about the streak. Well that was very friendly with choice. Were very friendly. Wait through with talk to everyone. We always help as much as we can. Also also streak. It's expensive very very as expensive now. Expensive compared to what to everywhere in prices here is very similar to the US Acting Costa Rica the second most expensive country in Latin America. I couldn't believe that I mean Nicaragua's very close from here so if I go to Nicaragua I can get a hotel for fifty dollars. A Very Nice Fidel Same Hotel he will cause on fifty dollars so for example. Do rent a car you can get an SUV average for one hundred dollars today for forty so it's very expensive is not because of the the business version of the enterpreneurs. WanNa make their own businesses. I will say that the country itself is very expensive. We have universal healthcare. Here sure I mean if you WanNa be an employer you pay a lot of taxes and you. Haven't you need to bail out of benefits? I mean it's very very expensive to run a business here. So the the owners of the business they need to transmit that term and then also the last one is that you will be safe here. I mean of course you hear. Accidents happen all over the world. You'll get romney been in the US. Sure that I will say that if you get sick if you get into an accident or if you have hard tachometer had been engaged where France the passed out so the Cologne ambulance. If they can do the hospitals we are very good at that health. Wise is good. I mean it's not the luxury hospital but a everyone will do whatever. Save Your Life or you know civilized society a very good doctor and hopefully we will not need them. The goal is to not neither mister make appropriate choices so we go to wrap this up. I'm going to send people to my Tan Feet Dot com to Sam and Jason's site. But if I want to send them to the most appropriate post for them and granted half the Times. I was looking for things as you were saying things. I was finding my ten feet dot com post. But if we want to send them to the best post sent him to where we're going to send them always say go to. It's my caffeine dot com slash destinations map. I think they're just go through this two nations Kency data any basically put it on the sidebar. Yeah over there. You have a good summary. We made a interactive map with all guides that we have written in posts about tours reviews and stuff like that and you can filter it by city destination guy be activity hotel and when you go there you will know why. I brought these two of all the people. I know the show about Costa Rica because they have written things about just about everything so I think you won't need to go elsewhere. So Sam and Jason. Thanks so much for coming on amateur traveler and sharing with us your obvious love for Costa Rica. Thank you for having us. Thank you Chris. And Yeah next time Yukon. Just let us now so we can take around the community. I want to thank all the Patriots on patrons who were supporting the show and especially give out. Thanks to three new patrons those are Tom Wiklund Grim Mason and Alistair Brown and I do want to tell you that. I know that things are getting tight right now. That some people losing their jobs. I'M NOT GONNA announce people who have to discontinue being a patron because their financial situation has changed so. Don't worry about that again. Thanks to all the Patriots who were supporting the show. Allaster said specifically that. Hi Chris thanks for the show's keeps me in touch with travel when I can't go anywhere yet. We're in fact all about virtual travel right now again. I heard from Jeff. Recently who said about Ecuador and Galapagos Ecuador and Galapagos was where we honeymoon thanks for bringing back memories felt. The episode was a little short. Jeff wanted to add that you should visit the Equator Monument. Outside Kito and that you should take any folkloric performance at the Sukree Theater in Kito and also suggested Cotopaxi is the town of Umberto which has one of the world's Strangest Museum the was Al D. C. N. Ceus neutralize a mishmash of cultural natural history with everything from human fetus to a stuffed domestic dog and two headed chickens. Well so if you're looking for two headed chickens you now know where to go with that we're going to end this episode of amateur traveller if you have any questions sent an email to host at amateur traveler dot com or better yet. Leave a comment on this episode at Amateur Traveler Dot Com. And thanks so much for listening..

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"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

11:38 min | 3 months ago

"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"To SCHRIMM. So whenever I I'm in a seafood place I always ask. Please do not cook on the same pan-eu Cook you know my face. Those kind of basic things. There are subverting necessary. Here I would say for the allergy thing especially if you have one a severe. Sita's casillas very severely allergic to shrimp is to learn more. Say or write it down in Spanish. Have it written down in? Spanish is a good idea. Even though Costa Rica is a terrific country you will see signs in English and you will be noticed like Oh my God all speaks English. Whatever like not ever Costa Rican speaks fluent English. And don't assume that everybody does even if you're gonNA trysted area. It is always good to have it written down especially when something bad important exactly another allies will be the beep patient. You need to be patient here even for me is sometimes it's hard driving. Driving we are Costa Rica's we are very friendly but sometimes service is. We're getting better especially in the government services. Don't expect the same efficiency as you find on North America. You want officiency good at Germany or Switzerland. Don't cut across Rico. They close the Switzerland of central. America will have an army patrols around army yet that makes us race. Butler and we believe it ended up with terms of the itinerary. Talking about Manuel. Antonio are there any other itinerary items you WANNA put or? Did we wrap that up with that? He'll have one week and includes flying date. Don't try to go. To so many destinations don't do they. Are there to there. You will find driving Cobbling it always takes. Longer than what your. Gps will tell you your higher self foul or maybe really like somewhere. You wish you spent more time. I personally like slow travel in so I like to spend a little bit more time to get to know a place rather than two hours here when our there whatever? And you can't drive coast-to-coast in one day. They don't work amend it. I think just for one week is small town of time. But it's enough time where you can get to know to destinations really well. And he won't tire yourself out. You're not going to need another vacation from your vacation. Your family can really enjoy especially you need to take into account you. You're traveling with kids. You know maybe kids will be to tire. You WanNA drive five hours every other day as well for me one week bats like a good day for me and independent like when your flight is out of San Jose you leave the morning. The day of your fly or can leave the day before Because of the airport the airport isn't right in San Jose either. It's a lot of town. I think we stayed in. The airport is located in the province of Allah. Yup their thing is everything is so closed. Hear her thirty minutes from the airport to down. Jose give or take a traffic. The I found Leila was a great place to stay the first. We came in and also the last night. I think that we were on the way out because it was right by the airport in San Jose Airport is. There's a ton of airport hotels around in a lot of them. How free shuttle COP BREAKFAST? So there's a lot of options excellent well as we start to get to some of our. Wrap up questions if you were in the prettiest spot in Costa Rica where he is standing on. What are you looking at two? And they're seriously like both at the top. Sam Your Friend. You can have to sleep okay. Well for me there waterfalls okay. I'm a girl and I love beaches and everything but for me. I like more mountain landscapes in rainforest so the top two for me for the prettiest places that I've been to in Costa Rica. Is The del Toro Waterfall in host. Taro Embryo Seles Day in Bohol. Gua can actually dig one day trip thrown If you WANNA spend a full day on going to Rio. Celeste is a bluer sky. Blue River in the Norio Lucchino National Park is actually not the only St Louis Ver- in Costa Rica but it's the most accessible and the waterfall. It's breathtaking. It's you look at it in photos any something that's real but when you see it with your own eyes you still can't believe it's real good really is real. And it's so picturesque. It's legend that they have that the locals have is that God dipped his paintbrush into this river while he was painting the sky. And that's why the river sky blue and it's beautiful river in. They have a waterfall surrounded by lush rainforests. And you can hike down to the waterfall and then you can hike the rest of the river and you can see the Union of two rivers which is where the beginning of that skied in color comes from Pretty spectacular to see in the in the Del Toro. Waterfall is two hundred seven be for waterfall in an extinct volcano crater in this little tiny town called. Bob Host Toro in this little tiny town is surrounded by two National Parks Apostle Keno National Park in one Castro and so the will Kino's in that area. There are so many waterfalls bottles of Torah in a lot of actually also sky blue but del Toro is so beautiful like others of the extinct volcano and how tall the waterfall is in beautiful gardens? That are all around. That's another favorite of mine. Excellent Jason. Do you have a different answer for me? I Like I love water so I will say down my favorite place in Costa Rica without a doubt is by by taking a boat trip on the bed. Bug All is my number one. That's actually where we take France where we if you come to visit US quiz. We'll take you. There is little Gulf called up by your goal. Were there is a lot of both only access. If you can book through the Mount then you can go. But it's always an accident people get there but now we're way up in the North West corner the corner close to Nicaragua. Yeah actually we live. That marina were close with them Marino. One of the reasons why we didn't like some wanna costume. Only one week airy is that we don't recommend so much driving if you go to different locations if you come here one Augusta everything is I mean. You have to spend the whole week here. I mean that's what we will recommend maybe four days here in two days someone else but I still. Everything is is far here. Unlike the balance that you did of half the time in the mountains half the time of the beach there are as we said some options for the mountains and there are some options for the beach as well so instead of going down to men while San Antonio we could have gone up here we could have gone into the corporate peninsula but I did like that balance of the mixture of the two. Unless of course you're somebody who really just loves mountains or really just loves beaches. Maybe one of the reasons why we choose those two locations as for the week. Eighteen Harry is broadcast is because you can find everything there for families for couples by Solar Fowler's so as just is the Lord munching drive is easy transportation methods. Of course you. Can you know come through when accustomed to the south than go to the meal cashier? I go back and go to the other sites. Of course you can do that. I mean there's no problem actually you will find a lot of pre made itineraries or you can buy a whole package. At the seven days packages Sherpa techniques packages. We have done does with another company that we work and to be honest. It's very very very tiring right job. Driving seven hours remember. Go go go in and as you will to your hotel at maybe seven. Pm The guys UK's tomorrow mortgage at five am. You aren't shaving. I understand why people do the packages in probably there. Are that make that can tailor it or for the pre made one. We did to be honest. I got really frustrated in the last three days. 'cause we were driving six hours and then he's GonNa have the park. And then that's it is the Ron Yeats. Everything was laid this normal. That's how it is in. Some people. Love it they just WanNa go and go over as much as possible. I mean go for it. That's what you WANNA do. See that I'm going to go to Costa Rica and I'm GonNa hit a lot of different spots. I'm GonNa do that in an UN cruise along the coast and let somebody else do all driving on the boat so you WanNa be driving that way in there some areas. Where in Guanacaste say? It's far like to get from one place to another. It's it's a lot of driving and public. Transportation is not very good here but is recommended to get a high car because some of the destinations beaches wanNA custody still bearing rule so he wanted to explore all. You're going need to do a lot of research or on the other. Having gone custody you can also find the most inclusive resorts so you can do it. That way or you can come here to Brio for example that you don't even feel the during Costa Rica. Get OUT OF THE PLANE. Very Airport. Shuttle used to your to your inclusive. You're stayed there for a week. You gain ten pounds the useful bag. You don't even notice that you were English. Regan people live longer. That's they're looking for less fully. Find this 'cause that that is an option here. They do a day trip here and there each but they just wanna eat relax and not think about having to do anything well. I'm going to start to wrap this up. I've got two more questions for you. What is one thing that makes you laugh and say only in Costa Rica? I remember there was one time where I went to take a nap because I was not feeling well. I woke up to an earthquake in that I walked outside my room and there was a sloth claiming on the tree right in front of my hotel room sauce clip go through nurse. Waken sees loss all of the same time span of ten minutes. That was a good customer experience also to ristic wise. I mean also note probably not only in Costa Rica but few world. Ju Can Change Jurors surrenders very quickly. We are right now here. I mean like in this area where we live is surfing down. We are in the dry season so known everything is Brown so we can just drive to two and a half hours and then we can be Dwayne with everything. Intense Green Waterfalls and twenty degrees below and Celsius Dobie like fifteen Fahrenheit. I duNno bus from thirty. Eight to sixteen let. Actually that's happened early this week to us so I will say that we have a lot of micro weather's so if you get tired of the heat us go drive three hours to some this nation and you can just go to city. Everything is very close and he's a big change. Excellent if you had to summarize Costa Rica in just three words.

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"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

10:50 min | 3 months ago

"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"It's not coming straight into the beach but it's coming across the beach more from the surfer point of view when you're catching the wave. The waves break selassie. You catch the wave and turn to laugh. Surf laughed so you're pretty much going parallel on the beach. But going less you serve the face of the of the way. Menarini wave yet so you took stay out before I distracted you to Manuel Antonio on Ios another really good destination for first time. Chandler's families because it's very convenient like seven four lots of hotels at different price points. A lot of restaurants good access good road and they have minimal tonio national park which is now most visited National Park in Costa Rica and it was named by Forbes back in two thousand twelve as one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Even though it's a small natural park in Costa Rica. Okay it is. Yeah and it's actually. The second most visited National Park in all of Latin America including South America after much would be Jewish. Okay this park is really really good for wildlife and has excellent hiking and some really nice beaches so a lot of people like to go there too while some people like to hike. Some people just want to the beach. Some people take a guided tour so that the guy can point out wildlife and share information about the flora and fauna. There and you can do a lot of other activities very similar to offer Tina beach so you can do sailing tour on boats. They have whale-watching when it's in the season and the season would be in the February or end November. When is the season in Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale watching season in the world? Set the best time to see them would be like November in the minimum Tonio area. Bear on our end of January to March. But it's not as good as August. September yet do ocean kayaking many beaches in the area. You can visit. There's a main growth. That is really nice steak and take a boat tour or go kayaking swap main girl with the estuary. Okay and you you say. Good hiking favorite hike in Manuel Antonio well. The National Park has excellent hiking. So what most people do from. My personal experiences is end. This is what the guided tourists due to go on the main trail which is what they call the sloth trail and they sue playa minimal tonio. Ab thirty minutes and they do that loop so they want from entrance to that beach and then they walk around the other side. What will miss out if you really liking is at the park has four other awesome trails that lead around the really nice viewpoints and when I went hiking I went there by myself once and the park was really really crowded because this park is very popular so it gets really crowded especially on that main trail by veered off. I went on to the last Himalayas and the Poon Joe Trail by myself and I will be only one there. Nobody WANTS TO KNOW HIKE. All the way up there and it's not that hard in the views are beautiful so you're hiking way down to the southern tip of the park actually goes to the northern side hopes. Yeah so the Northern Park. I don't know a lot of people don't do it because they go swimming or Alexa V or not. Want to walk that much. Will you mentioned crowds? Should ask the question of what do you think is the best time to come to Costa Rica? I mean personally as a local. I preferred to rainy sees okay. Why rainy because rainy season here. It is actually Nice on a cold wet rain for us for rainy season. Is You have a beautiful morning and then you got two hours rain in the afternoon which is actually very nice and Winnie is the rainy season. I don't know that it did hence right now but I will say that you can come up culver. November for me doesn't two favorite months even the middle of September to the end of November. That's for me. That's the best time to come while there's no crowds at all because summer on the North America. Well everything's cheaper way. Cheaper prices go down because we'll Green season instead of low season. But it's Colo season pretty much Find everything you don't have to make lines for everything to save money for me. The most important is that everything is so great. I mean if by any chance we got a storm coming because in a way I can get tropical storm whenever you hear a storm in Cuba or the Caribbean site. Sometimes we get affected. We have never been heaped. Decling mean few years ago we got one but it was a big definitely. You have the chance dumb. The green season in. I just don't know about when rainy season is because by dishes at it does vary for the country but on average end of April beginning of May till about beginning December. But they also have we also in July. I would call a little summer. Where dries up a little? It doesn't rain for weeks in. It's like summer. Let's call little summer for all of the country except the Caribbean side. The Caribbean side follows a different weather. Pattern is humid there all year long and their rice month is usually October but it can rain all year long. So it's the Caribbean they. They have different lanes and all that stuff over there so they have a more temperate but year round possible rainfall in. October is the best month there. Recently weather has been changing here. We got fade on January. We live on the North Pacific part of the country. Dry Dry spot of the country potus areas of rain on January. Never I never seen that. Oh my God. It's super weird so whether it's been changing here do whatever park you go to the guides are GonNa del all. We used to have this suspicious here. The main dialing this time known evidence moving or Germ Eastleigh very clear. When rainy season was dry. Season was now all Mesh together because there are no clear cut off anymore. Even February Coleraine Mineral Tonio. We'd been there before it clothing everywhere. I stopped in the Caribbean side and lemon and then went up to Parque Nacional Guera when I was cruise for my anniversary one time we went down to Panama. On our way back we stopped in Costa Rica and went up and saw the national park there and we stopped in a rainforest on the way which it was raining. Which people in my bus did complain about? But I believe they get three hundred inches of rain a year or something like that and and part of the coast so I mean a lot of rain. I don't remember exactly three hundred but it was. It was one of those. How can you complain about going to rainforest and finding rain so we also have so many interesting complaints that I'm saving them for a book? Smell even the customer has troppled country. People have this idea that it's super hot and sunny all the time but it is a tropical country. There's a reason it's green. Yeah it rains here in hard well let me ask you this. So we talked about for instance. Make sure that you know whether you can drive all the way to your airbnb or whatever. Are there any other warnings that you would give people just so? They're better prepared for Costa Rica. I mean I have a law I would. My pants are definitely the one that we just mentioned. Goes checking your final destinations in the access if can't afford to rent. Suv need to consider changing your destinations oil mode of transportation. Second ONE IF YOU'RE COMING RAINY SEASON COM prepared with appropriate quarter. Do not throw Fox in shorts in your backpack. You're going to need a waterproof rain jacket. You have expensive camera equipment. You need to bring real waterproof backpack in. I say this from personal experience and losing by hundred bikes from not having real waterproof by back in their mosquitoes. Here mosquito so we need to be prepared for that in. Please put on sunscreen. Always see tourists. They come on the first saying. I think I'll like it winner back home. I'm probably GONNA get some Sun so you don't put on sunscreen our in the gift. Burt toast and in pain for the rest of their trip and I would like to mock people for that. If I had not been one of those we learn from experience in part of the reason is I was on a rafting trip. And you stay cool. Don't realize how much son you're getting exactly the only eight to twelve degrees of the equator. Even when you're in the cloud horse get fifteen hundred meters in origin or that much closer to the sun and you can still get in so. I always emphasize people. Please bring sunscreen. One of my friends came to visit me and her friend got so burn on her first a second day that she couldn't even sleep on her back or her front or anything in she'll just miserable arrest of the time you know. They think that just one apply will ask this thing that I just need to put ten. I'm GonNa Tan and then o'byrne kill off and I'll be ten five but it doesn't work that way when the sun is so and. I think I was smart enough to wear a shirt but I burn my legs. I just wasn't I wasn't paying attention so it is easy to do. You Burn your niece too. Yep probably hear hearts the EH. That's a classic. Do you have any tips? Well it depends well if you come with kids so if you have any food allergy. We are learning a little bit more about. Us eats now that I work in tourism. I targeting oldest requirements that you need to travel so for example here. If you need to go to be taking your medications on everything they know the probably. This is very common advice but a lot of people. They try to go to the pharmacy here and they asked for the brand name of the medication. They need. It may not have that brand name there you need another generic basic things things that you will do that. Streak Gore any other CON- three same with food. I mean if you have a lot of allergies bureau allergic to my case. I'm allergic.

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"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

09:09 min | 3 months ago

"rica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"The amateur traveler talks about volcanoes and rainforests Whitewater rafting and zip lines bird-watching beaches and Slavs as we go to Costa Rica. Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen before we get into this week's episode. I do want to say something about the corona virus epidemic. Which is what's going on as I record this. I also put this in the amateur traveler facebook group but I know that. Not all of your in there. I want you to know what my plan is. So many of you I am sheltering in place and I am not traveling because it's the right thing to do these days but I won't be blogging and podcasting about coveted Nineteen Ama- traveler. I'm not a medical expert. You don't need my opinion. We did do one episode of this week and travel. Because it's news but that's really all I'm going to do about this and I'm really of the opinion that this will get better. I don't know how long but sometime we will get back to work. And things will return to normal and travel will return to normal whatever normal looks like and so. I'm going to be looking ahead. I'm going to be helping you dream of better days. I know for some of you. That's not what you're looking for now. If you unsubscribe because this isn't the right time for you to be thinking about travel no problem. I understand but that's what we're going to be doing here and I just didn't want to catch you by surprise it's not that I'm totally clueless about what's going on that being said. Let's talk about Costa Rica. I'd like to welcome the show. Sam and Jason. From my ten feet dot com who've come talk to us about Costa Rica Salmon and Jason. Welcome to the show. Hello Chris Thank you for having us and Salmon Jason our friends. I think we met in Philippines on a press trip. I WANNA say ten years ago so I don't remember exactly when we met the first time but someone actually pitched me doing Costa Rica but two of the bloggers that I know. Who are the experts on? Costa Rica Are Salmon? Jason and they make a living basically from this and from helping people figure out what to do in Costa Rica's so let's start with the obvious. Why should someone go to Costa Rica? Costa Rica offers a lot of things to do for people who want to experience nature because Costa Rica's known as a very ECO friendly sustainable destination. It's very green country in every sense of that word yes exactly. They protect over twenty five percent of their land actually in so for anyone who wants to experience nature whether they love I watching or hiking or even a beach vacation to see a volcano experienced rainforest particularly has got it all in that sense and when it comes to countries in Central America Latin America is very safe. It's very popular for travelers in the US in now more in Europe and they're very friendly people in they're very welcoming so Costa Rica's even a destination for people who have never been outside traveled internationally because of the excellent. And what kind of are you going to recommend for someone who let's say it's their first time in Costa Rica? I most people they land in San Jose. International Airport in this is because this is the biggest international airport so they have more flights schedules. And then for the first time itinerary something I would really recommend is and then you go to Fortuna I in La. Fortuna is a city what they call northern lowlands and it is home to the. Arina volcano very close to lake are now which is the biggest man-made Lake in Costa Rica and also a lot of rainforest around and so a lot for tonight is known as the adventure capital of Costa. And you can do pretty much all the adventures you could once. They're so whitewater rafting canyoning zip-lining very popular hiking because of the rainforest is nature. There's a lot of wildlife can see a lot of birds monkeys and floss and it's a very good destination for families or for Solo travelers. Because you find everything from ten dollars. Abed a night till eight hundred dollars a night so you have super budget to the super luxury. We'll I in. This is what we did when we were in Costa Rica. The first time you didn't stop us in San Jose to do anything and that is pretty typical for Costa Rican itineraries. Well craze the reason why well Waco streak is. We don't do that well. Actually the government is trying to make the capital Prettier Bad the truth is that the traffic is terrible. Whenever you work the tourism industry you don't one on a generic going through San Jose because traffic jams are getting very bad. I believe that every single city on the world is having this problem so ideas or packages that you find like San Jose jewel probably stay one or two nights and then you might see one or two activities on the whole day and I will say the main reason is the traffic well and I was not surprised that you did not suggest that but I did want to point it out because somebody may be looking at an itinerary that somebody else creates for them and I wanted them to know the difference. Well now that you mentioned that this is actually something that I have noticed. Recently especially with people from Mexico. We got a lot of direct flights from Mexico in a notice that a lot of Mexicans in some sense they liked to stay in San Jose and they do a lot of one day. Trips is a lot of time on the buzz things that I don't actually recommend by opinion is a waste of time. I mean if you WANNA go to a game is not fun to spend four hours in the boss three hours and then go back for our sped. Believe it or not. This is a new thing we saw last year so meant that I was with a lot of people asking in. Actually we work with companies that do one day tours and many people they liked to be in bosses nowadays. I don't know whoever's listening to this podcast if you love to stay in a positive things house in one day trips but we don't recommend you to do that. The only things that I can think of that are close enough that I would do that. As there's a couple of the coffee plantations that I think are close and the river rafting in that area is fairly close to center. Say but I can't think of anything else that I really would want to see in Costa Rica. That San Jose would be where I would base myself. I think it's a lot of people they come to Experienced two major because it doesn't really sell itself it city city life economic in the city. They do have some nice cultural sites. They have a national theatre. They have a few really nice museums. But it's so small. It's not a big city so honestly see the city in a day and you can go to the neighborhood. That has a lot of good restaurants. You can get really good feel for in just one day and you don't need more than that really as if you were in New York City Madrid or not as much to do which I think is part of the reason why a lot of Timorese. Un in San Jose many sleeve. Right away yeah. I don't think I've been in San Jose. Costa Rica twice. So yeah so unless if you are dying like really really keen on experiencing city life you really don't have much time and something to mention Kristie. You mentioned the Quad River. Which is the most popular Whitewater rafting? The we have here in Costa Rica. A lot of people what they do is they take that tour as a way of transportation so for example. If you're planning to go to La Fortuna or you're planning to three Korean site so he's very very very common people book the Touri- Apple say but they ask to be drop off either for tuna or decree inside or they can bring you back to say but that will save you now your dad with many other attractions if you go to well. In this case the EPA quad as is closer Korean site. So from that location you can go through two different locations so the Costa Rican tourism industry. They know that so. What they do is is that it's transferred tour with four or five hours activities. Very bubbler any works very well here. Sure can do. The two are from laugher tuna or the Caribbean works. Both ways so very much like you can take a whole day for instead of traveling traveling in rafting brand. And we've done to shows I should say to other episodes.

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Travel to Costa Rica

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

08:47 min | 3 months ago

Travel to Costa Rica

"To the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen before we get into this week's episode. I do want to say something about the corona virus epidemic. Which is what's going on as I record this. I also put this in the amateur traveler facebook group but I know that. Not all of your in there. I want you to know what my plan is. So many of you I am sheltering in place and I am not traveling because it's the right thing to do these days but I won't be blogging and podcasting about coveted Nineteen Ama- traveler. I'm not a medical expert. You don't need my opinion. We did do one episode of this week and travel. Because it's news but that's really all I'm going to do about this and I'm really of the opinion that this will get better. I don't know how long but sometime we will get back to work. And things will return to normal and travel will return to normal whatever normal looks like and so. I'm going to be looking ahead. I'm going to be helping you dream of better days. I know for some of you. That's not what you're looking for now. If you unsubscribe because this isn't the right time for you to be thinking about travel no problem. I understand but that's what we're going to be doing here and I just didn't want to catch you by surprise it's not that I'm totally clueless about what's going on that being said. Let's talk about Costa Rica. I'd like to welcome the show. Sam and Jason. From my ten feet dot com who've come talk to us about Costa Rica Salmon and Jason. Welcome to the show. Hello Chris Thank you for having us and Salmon Jason our friends. I think we met in Philippines on a press trip. I WANNA say ten years ago so I don't remember exactly when we met the first time but someone actually pitched me doing Costa Rica but two of the bloggers that I know. Who are the experts on? Costa Rica Are Salmon? Jason and they make a living basically from this and from helping people figure out what to do in Costa Rica's so let's start with the obvious. Why should someone go to Costa Rica? Costa Rica offers a lot of things to do for people who want to experience nature because Costa Rica's known as a very ECO friendly sustainable destination. It's very green country in every sense of that word yes exactly. They protect over twenty five percent of their land actually in so for anyone who wants to experience nature whether they love I watching or hiking or even a beach vacation to see a volcano experienced rainforest particularly has got it all in that sense and when it comes to countries in Central America Latin America is very safe. It's very popular for travelers in the US in now more in Europe and they're very friendly people in they're very welcoming so Costa Rica's even a destination for people who have never been outside traveled internationally because of the excellent. And what kind of are you going to recommend for someone who let's say it's their first time in Costa Rica? I most people they land in San Jose. International Airport in this is because this is the biggest international airport so they have more flights schedules. And then for the first time itinerary something I would really recommend is and then you go to Fortuna I in La. Fortuna is a city what they call northern lowlands and it is home to the. Arina volcano very close to lake are now which is the biggest man-made Lake in Costa Rica and also a lot of rainforest around and so a lot for tonight is known as the adventure capital of Costa. And you can do pretty much all the adventures you could once. They're so whitewater rafting canyoning zip-lining very popular hiking because of the rainforest is nature. There's a lot of wildlife can see a lot of birds monkeys and floss and it's a very good destination for families or for Solo travelers. Because you find everything from ten dollars. Abed a night till eight hundred dollars a night so you have super budget to the super luxury. We'll I in. This is what we did when we were in Costa Rica. The first time you didn't stop us in San Jose to do anything and that is pretty typical for Costa Rican itineraries. Well craze the reason why well Waco streak is. We don't do that well. Actually the government is trying to make the capital Prettier Bad the truth is that the traffic is terrible. Whenever you work the tourism industry you don't one on a generic going through San Jose because traffic jams are getting very bad. I believe that every single city on the world is having this problem so ideas or packages that you find like San Jose jewel probably stay one or two nights and then you might see one or two activities on the whole day and I will say the main reason is the traffic well and I was not surprised that you did not suggest that but I did want to point it out because somebody may be looking at an itinerary that somebody else creates for them and I wanted them to know the difference. Well now that you mentioned that this is actually something that I have noticed. Recently especially with people from Mexico. We got a lot of direct flights from Mexico in a notice that a lot of Mexicans in some sense they liked to stay in San Jose and they do a lot of one day. Trips is a lot of time on the buzz things that I don't actually recommend by opinion is a waste of time. I mean if you WANNA go to a game is not fun to spend four hours in the boss three hours and then go back for our sped. Believe it or not. This is a new thing we saw last year so meant that I was with a lot of people asking in. Actually we work with companies that do one day tours and many people they liked to be in bosses nowadays. I don't know whoever's listening to this podcast if you love to stay in a positive things house in one day trips but we don't recommend you to do that. The only things that I can think of that are close enough that I would do that. As there's a couple of the coffee plantations that I think are close and the river rafting in that area is fairly close to center. Say but I can't think of anything else that I really would want to see in Costa Rica. That San Jose would be where I would base myself. I think it's a lot of people they come to Experienced two major because it doesn't really sell itself it city city life economic in the city. They do have some nice cultural sites. They have a national theatre. They have a few really nice museums. But it's so small. It's not a big city so honestly see the city in a day and you can go to the neighborhood. That has a lot of good restaurants. You can get really good feel for in just one day and you don't need more than that really as if you were in New York City Madrid or not as much to do which I think is part of the reason why a lot of Timorese. Un in San Jose many sleeve. Right away yeah. I don't think I've been in San Jose. Costa Rica twice. So yeah so unless if you are dying like really really keen on experiencing city life you really don't have much time and something to mention Kristie. You mentioned the Quad River. Which is the most popular Whitewater rafting? The we have here in Costa Rica. A lot of people what they do is they take that tour as a way of transportation so for example. If you're planning to go to La Fortuna or you're planning to three Korean site so he's very very very common people book the Touri- Apple say but they ask to be drop off either for tuna or decree inside or they can bring you back to say but that will save you now your dad with many other attractions if you go to well. In this case the EPA quad as is closer Korean site. So from that location you can go through two different locations so the Costa Rican tourism industry. They know that so. What they do is is that it's transferred tour with four or five hours activities. Very bubbler any works very well here. Sure can do. The two are from laugher tuna or the Caribbean works. Both ways so very much like you can take a whole day for instead of traveling traveling in rafting

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Exploring The Canopy With 'TreeTop Barbie'

Short Wave

09:53 min | 3 months ago

Exploring The Canopy With 'TreeTop Barbie'

"Hey everybody matty Safai. Here was shortwave reporter. Emily Kwong today. We thought you might appreciate a little joy in your life especially now that's right here on short wave we want to bring you up. Does it explain what's happening with the corona virus but also episodes that feature other interesting science like this one from the very first week of shortwave. It's probably one of my favorites. Oh yeah mine too. It's got rain. Forests SLINGSHOTS A DECADE-LONG CONFLICT WITH BIG Barbie bad gets rope burn. Let's not love the rope? Burn Kwong it's clearly the roburt. These are the sacrifices you make manny right onto the show enjoy. You're listening to shortwave from. Npr One day this past summer I got to visit a rainforest. Okay that's licorice fern. That is the scientific name. Is Paula podium vulgarity? Ecologist NENAD CARNEY. This is called sledge. This is called Club Moss. It's actually very primitive Plant leaning has been studying in exploring ecosystems like this for thirty five years. Okay so that is called Bikram. That's another species of Moss. I like to call it pledging moss. Just because it's so soft and so please so much like a little pillow. Here's Flynn's this is recommend trim. There's like three four different species of MOSS RIGHT THERE. Couple other things about this rainforest. You're probably thinking rainforests so tropics now. We were in the Pacific Northwest Olympic National Forest in Washington state and it's called a temperate rainforest A. Rainforest because we get it's characterized by having a lot of rainfall there about one hundred twenty inches a brain a year. The other thing about this trip to the forest. Is that all these plants so see how soft these mosses are yes. Don't you just WanNa sleep on them? Yeah all of new weenies. Decades-long work. Okay I'M GONNA come up side by side with you. All of it is about wow sixty feet off the ground for many. This is awesome awesome. This is called the canopy pretty much everything above the forest floor all the way up to the tops of the trees. Come up with me now. Little Rope canopy. Here is a dizzying thicket of bright green leaves and Mosses and ferns all bathed in sunlight. And we knew very little about it because the canopy is literally called the last biotic frontier. It's been so poorly studied. It really aren't very many people who studied the canopy. Feel like when you say. The last biotic frontier should look off into the distance. Ready to the last biotic frontier so today on the show pioneering scientists Malini non Carney on the canopy plus a little later on in the episode weenies decades. Long fight to get more women into science. And how she found unlikely ally in Barbie. Yeah I thought it was weird too. It's not that we're the sticker up and you're listening to shortwave from NPR. Alright so let's back up down back on the ground in Olympic national forest. Malini told me that in the grand scheme of things canopy sciences. Actually PRETTY NEW. People have been studying forest for centuries but it's only been in the last twenty twenty five thirty years that people have actually climbed up into the forest canopy to understand the environment up in the tree tops. One of the hurdles for scientists was literally just figuring out how to get up to the tops of the trees so noelene a few friends figured out a way to adapt some mountain climbing techniques to get up into the canopy and that means shooting ropes into the trees. So I invented this thing called the master caster which is metal rod and we welded it so it has this little hole here for the line. Basically this master caster thing is part fishing. Rod Part slingshot. This looks like a garage sale. A fourteen year old boy's dream could both and and so with a fishing weight loaded into the slingshot. So I'm thinking right up there. Malini cast masterfully. You we set the ropes now on your weight on this got harnessed in step down and then started the long hard process of inching up the road. You're going to go into a crouch and lift your legs up. That's kind of like a caterpillar and then San exactly you. Well you know. I've got to kind of over. The course of her career researching canopies in the Pacific northwest as well as in the forest of Costa Rica. Malini has documented all kinds of things about the canopy sixty feet up this giant maple tree. She shows me one of the cooler ones. Just looking at the underside of these mosses like. There's this canopy soil Allowing Dig Samat over here. Malini peels back a thick fistful of Moss from the branch on the tree. Instead of bark we're looking at tightly packed bed of Brown dirt. I mean that has actual soil that is basically composed of the dead and decomposing. Moss's that live up here and there are like earthworms that live up. Here are a big round up exactly. It's called into canopy soil. Wow look at that. And it's a weird you know you hear smelling the soil smell. But you're you know you're up sixty feet above the forest floor. So it's it's this sort of whole world that the canopy creates they're living plants or mosses there ferns their soil and it's all kind of invertebrates that live here birds that forage for these invertebrates that live in the canopy soil. So it's like this microcosm this mini co system. That's going on kind of independent of the forest floor. But at the same time interacting the forest as a whole of course today canopies all over the world face threats from climate change from logging fire deforestation and a lot of work. Now is about trying to figure out what would happen. If we lost such a complex interconnected ecosystem. I think it's important for canopies to be as intact as possible. Because they do foster so much diversity that you can get seventy species of mosses on a single tree and each of those mosses sort of living life with its insects and invertebrates and supporting birds. And so it's just part of this sort of whole cycle of what makes a primary important. Here's another thing leany discovered when she was first getting started in canopy research. There were very few women. Scientists doing this kind of work and so she set out to change that this was. This was just a fabulous day. That happened in my lab forest. Canopy lab undergraduates worked there. My graduate students would work me and we were just kicking around by these. Look how could we make the forest canopy more meaningful to mattress other scientists but to regular people like how about young girls? They need encouragement. And somebody said. Well what about Barbie aright pause Barbie time because she was busy enough helping to basically create an entirely new field of scientific study in the early two? Thousands deleted decided. You know in her free time she would try to create market and get into the hands of little girls and boys everywhere treetop Barbie. What took iconic doll which is so symbolic of what young girls aspired to. What if we just put this shell around her? Which is a canopy biologist? So called Mattel the company that owns Barbie and then when I propose this idea they said no no no. We're not interested that has no meaning to us We make our own barbies. You know you can't do this. Forget it forget it. So that's when we said well. Why don't we just do it ourselves? And if Mattel's not going to take a couple of trips to goodwill later to get some recycled barbies with the Angela's making our top barbies. And I started bringing campy Barbie along with me and you know talking to my fellow scientists and saying look guys we not only have to do our good science we need to start encouraging people from outside science and and this is one way that we might do it trees are wonderful arenas for discovery this is Malini is two thousand nine tedtalk which by the way is a hugely nerve wracking thing for scientists. And you're hooked up to this hands-free Britney Spears Mike to give a talk. That will basically be your top. Google hit for life to stand on stage. Showing off a little plastic treetop Barbie. Should I really be spending time with this? Are PEOPLE GOING TO THINK? It's weird that me as a scientist and me as a woman scientist is a brown woman. Scientist is spending her time doing this. they're sort of risk. That goes along with that but I felt that the potential good that could come out of it of providing a real role model for a little girl. Who doesn't even know that that the canopy exists to study. You know like when I was a kid and so if that can happen then I think it's worth the risk what we do my students in my lab and is we buy barbies from goodwill and value village. We dress her enclosed that have been made by seamstresses and we send her out with a canopy handbook. And my feeling is thank you that we've taken this pop icon and we have just tweaked her a little bit to become ambassador who can carry the message that being a woman scientist studying treetops is actually a really great

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Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, Technologist, and Researcher in AI

Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

09:12 min | 3 months ago

Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, Technologist, and Researcher in AI

"I guess today's Percy Lag. Percy's an associate professor of computer science at Stanford University also one of the top technologists that semantic machines. His research goals are to make machine learning more robust fair and equitable and to make it easier to communicate with computers through natural language. He's a graduate of MIT and received his PhD from UC Berkeley. Hey Percy welcome. Show things have happened so we always start. These shows with me asking How you first got interested in technology. Were you a little kid when you realize that you're interested in this stuff? Yeah I think it was a round maybe and of elementary school or Middle School My Dad always had a computer so it was around but he didn't let me play with it. And what you do. He was a mechanical engineer. Gotcha and I remember maybe my first memories are In after school In middle school there was a computer lab and there was There is a hypercard which is multimedia program for the Macintosh back then and it got really fascinated and building these Militantly simple applications. But they had a scripting language so you could start to code a little bit and there's animation and all that so it was kind of fun to get into that I remember hypercard as well I I believe one of when the first programs I wrote I maybe a little bit older than you are But I do remember at one point writing a hypercard program that was Like a multimedia thing that animated a laser disc like you remember laserdisc gigantic precursors to DVD's Yeah this is really such a great tool. Yeah at that time. I also tried to learn see but that was kind of a disaster. What are pointers and all this stuff? This is sort of a formidable Formidable first language to attempt to learn I mean like one of the things like given that you are Your Computer Science Educator You know I. I'd be curious to hear how you think about that. Evolution of entry into computer science on some levels now. It seems like it's a lot easier to get started than when we were kids. Maybe but in other ways it's actually more challenging because so much of the computing environment like the low level. Details are just abstracted away and like the layering is very high. It's a lot to get through Yeah so somehow. Computer Science Thrives on abstraction right from the low level machine code to to see and we have python programming languages and At some level you just have graphical interfaces so picking the right entry point into that for someone as I think. There are multiple ways you can go probably wouldn't start with see if I were teaching intro programming class but more at kind of a conceptual level of here are the kind of computations that you want to perform And then separately. I think it's different class with talked to you about how this is actually realized because I think there is some value For A computer scientists to understand how goes all the way down to to to machine code but not all at once yet? It's I am still convinced that one of the one of the most useful things I had to learn as Like a programmer. Who LEARNED TO PROGRAM? The eighties was fairly quickly. I had to learn assembly language. Like you had to know what the low level details where the machine now granted the machines were more or less complicated back than they are now but like just sort of at that atomic level knowing how the actual machine works Just made everything else that came after it. Less intimidating yeah. It's Kinda satisfying. It's kind of rounded playing with blocks. So you you started with hypercard And like where did things go from there? Yeah so for a while. I was I I think I also learned basic. I'm just kind of tinkering around There was and Like today as many resources as you can imagine for just. No kids interested in Programming so a of it was kind of on on my own I think maybe a turning point happened at the beginning of highschool where I started participating this Usa Computing Olympiad. Which is a programming contest? You can think about is the programming contest. But I really think about as kind of algorithm problem solving contest so the the problems that they give you are It's kind of like a puzzle and you have to write a program to solve it But much of the the work is actually kind of coming up with insight of how to what algorithm to do kind of efficiently so an example might be How many ways are there to make change for Two dollars museums certain set of coins and it would be kind of Rica moment when you found. That's how you can do it. And then you have to code it up so I think that competition really got me to And a value this type of Kind of rigor and attention to detail but also a kind of creative aspect of computing. Because you have to come up with on news types of solutions that's awesome and so what was What was the most interesting problem you had to solve? In one of these competitions oh That's a really good question I think it's been a while so I don't remember all the problems but one. I think One memorable maybe class of problems is Around the idea of dynamic program and so this idea that you can write a program and if you do it smartly you can make something that would otherwise run in years millennia in a matter of seconds and I remember having to it was always these problems and you have to really figure out. What was the recurrence relation to make it all all work and a lot of problems. Were centered around. Yeah was it one of the amazing things about the dynamic programming technique is it really does teach you and it might be one of those foundational things when you're getting your head wrapped around how to think. Algorithm Mickley about problem decomposition. Yeah because like I. It's one of those magical things. Where if you break the problem down in just the right way. All of a sudden A solution to the problem becomes Possible when it was intractable before. Yeah Yeah I think I liked it because it was an that you had to memorize a bunch of things or you learn if you learn these ten algorithms and ub set but it was kind of a much more open ended way to think about Problems yeah that's awesome and so You go to. Mit As a undergraduate student. How soon did you know exactly the thing inside a computer science that you wanted to do that? I think took a little bit of evolution so coming out of high school. I was much more interested in his algorithm IQ questions and got interested in computer science theory because that was kind of a natural segue So it was and I started doing research in this area and it wasn't until towards the end of my undergrad where I Sir. Transitioning INTO MACHINE. Learning or AI. When was this what year this was around? Two Thousand Four. Okay Yeah says still like machine? Learning was people didn't use the word back. Yeah Yeah Yeah I mean I remember like right around that time was when I joined Google and I've been a compiler guy when I was in academic insult like I'd never done I never done at all and like I didn't know what machine learning was when I started and yet you know three months after I joined Google I was tasked with doing a machine learning thing. You know reading this giant stack of papers and formidable textbooks Trying to trying to get myself grounded but it means a very interesting time like two thousand four and like you know you sort of picked a great time to learn annoy idea that it would be the feel that it is today and why. Why was that interesting so I can sort of get? Why the theory was interesting. Love these problems and the challenge of what was interesting about machine learning. I mean I think there's definitely this Background would be kind of mystical aspect of intelligence that I think I'm not unique and can be drawn to so When there was an opportunity to connect the things that I was actually doing with a theory with some element that I took opportunity to kind of get into that and they say that Mit for my masters which was on Machine learning natural language processing So then that kind of Roy cemented kind of direction that I really started

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Maintaining A Sense of Humor

WCRI Flash Brief

02:05 min | 3 months ago

Maintaining A Sense of Humor

"Hey Show Ken Russell. Well Country Museum Today maintaining humor this is going to be working for you on two different levels volume. Is that you're going to be dealing with a lot of high stress situation in the more stretchy bill. That's weren't angry. Get were frustrated. You are less healthy in general. I mean straight up. I assume we're looking at your psychology as measure for your physiology but sometimes when you're undergoing last dress Bodies doing and because that your body sends basically suffer for it. This means a house to maintain some level of decorum some love mental stability in order to maintain a certain level. Help humorous definitely gonNA play a major role in that because you real. Sometimes you can't get away to go after that punching bags times situations you say. Wait where you're out. You can't go to your missile unhappy clay. You know that place basically go out and just simply Rica's much havoc on things is possible just sometime unique beginning right where you're at nuclear way to get through it. Humorous definitely GONNA help first off. I recommend watching. Sitcoms GRA hobbies teams tracking on Youtube. All the funny stuff heck recommend keeping track in means something funny flash back on. You're you're speaking hard time. Those jokes are going to help. Extend your patients and a little bit of leeway when it comes young people unless get real going feeble major source of conflict in another it self at the same time. You should definitely be developing some sort of sense of sarcasm because at sarcasm is going to help you nine times out of ten. Sometimes you need to look at any going small doses and letting go with a stick burn is definitely a great way to get rid of it on top of that you can get a little bit of support from people around you and that support also helps to ameliorate whatever Time WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO GO OUT. Memorize all those jokes Keith. Amman Pas and using whatever you need to also developed sarcasm have a little bit of fun with it especially in crowd straight up keeping Mateen. Ask to humor then. You're going to be funny. You're being a lot healthier than you were. Previously

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Irina Falconi on Life as a Tennis Pro in the Coronavirus Era

The Tennis.com Podcast

06:14 min | 3 months ago

Irina Falconi on Life as a Tennis Pro in the Coronavirus Era

"I have. Nfl Coney as you guys know. She's a w shape pro hugely affected by the suspension We just got announced on Monday morning. That there's no w Ta play until May At at this point now the way things are going I mean I'm in New York Arenas in Orlando I'm expecting that to be pushed back more Irene out. Let's start with. What is your life like these days? Well to be honest I just got back from Sam's Club where I was able to stock on quite a bit of dried and canned goods Just because I've been hearing whispers and rumors about actual You know we're probably going to end up getting quarantined in our own homes So if that's the case I mean we're just trying to prepare ourselves early. We're not really coming contact with anyone other than people that live in the house So thankfully there is lots of trails outside that you're able to go out and no run sprint. Do Whatever You can to kind of keep your fitness up because I mean as of now as of last night The USCCA center which is only five minutes away. Where I usually train it's close. It's completely shut out. Shut down and locked up so unless you actually go to some public courts public facilities where you're not really hitting with anyone that has corona virus It's kind of hard right now and The thing is you don't WanNa be hitting too early. You don't want to peak too early since as of now it's May second. It can be even further than that so it might just be very light hitting if that for the next couple weeks but just maintaining fitness. I think is the most important thing and thankfully. My fiance built a boxing gym in the garage. So we are good to go on that on that front but Tom Yeah. You are lucky to have that because I think a lot of a lot of players will be desperate for space and room if they live in an apartment especially you have a Nice House. You have that garage. I mean that there is some positives and all this chaos when all I started unfolding in Indian Wells cancelled and all this was happening and it was like okay might be four to six weeks. Spent my initial thought was like oh well okay look. Income is obviously a problem for players. But sometimes you guys have injuries that last four to six weeks. Sometimes you have illnesses that last two to four weeks in the grand scheme of things. It doesn't seem like a very big chunk of time but now that things escalated so severely it could be three months could be six months it could be. I don't know and that's the hard part is when you're sick and injured you kind of have somewhat of an idea like hey. I'm working towards this goal now. It's like I'm working towards what? Yeah that's the other thing because for example. Let's say you do have six weeks of where you're trying to rehab from an injury. You have the option if you want to go somewhere if you WANNA go and travel if you WANNA go just go to the beach for a couple of days or anything like that. You have that luxury if you want it now in this case it's like Oh man. Flights to Costa Rica and Ecuador in Puerto Rico are like less than one hundred dollars. It's so tempting to want to go out and travel. But you can't so in a sense you know a lot of tennis players. We tend to complain that the season is long. It's very very You know it's it's tough on the body So the fact that we have this time to kind of just almost regroup. It's weird time in the year because it season just kinda started But Yeah I think it's just it's very very weird. I don't think that there's another word to put it another word that you can really describe it because I mean with the Olympics coming up I mean I'm in a situation where I have a special ranking so does that mean that my special ranking Kinda freezes because once I start my first tournament I only have a year to use up all my special ranking tournaments. So that's another thing that we're just have absolutely no clue whatsoever and with the Olympics. Coming up I mean. Do we know whether that's GonNa Happen? I mean a lot of girls are just in limbo right now. It's never a good place to be in when you're uncertain So as of now I'm just taking it day by day to be honest. I'm just enjoying the crap out of it. There's no other way to see it. You just have to see it as an opportunity And one of the things that you know you can do is Ago Christiane was posting different. Things that you can kind of do while you're in this state and You know whether it's facetime ing with people that you probably haven't talked to in a while. Learning new hobby cleaning house from you know had to tell there. There's a lot of things that can be done during this time. So I think that if you go about it the right way you can see it as a very positive thing whether it's for me whether for the world I think we just have to see it in a positive light. You'd have some positive spin on this thing. It's nice to hear but it's also I. You mentioned Christiaan heff players been talking a lot of you guys been communicating with each other. A Lot I know you're probably not hanging out a lot but has there been a conversation between you guys. I mean at the end of the day. I think a lot of the players are just kind of Speaking the same boys right now in unison which is suffering Soleil. Y'All do not go and be around other people do not put yourself at risk and do not put others at risk So I think we're all trying to find ways on how to have the new ways to work out at home because that's pretty much. What a lot of players are doing. I know I was speaking to Madison and she said. Hey We got some board games you know. So there's that so yeah. I mean there's there's a lot to do and I think a lot of players I mean it's that uncertainty but I have a feeling that they're gonNA come back pretty

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Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon

Books and Boba

04:43 min | 4 months ago

Lia Park and the Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon

"Aladdin acquired debut middle great author Jenner Unions Korea. Methology inspired novel Leah Park and the missing jewel pitched as Harriet. The spy meets race to the Sun. This contemporary finally follows a twelve year old. Who was a part of a magical spy organization and must use her skills as she chases clues with your best friend to rescue her parents from an evil diviners spirit. Publication is scheduled for summer. Twenty twenty two re-re. Do you know which career mythology this is inspired by. Not a clear. Nothing with joy. I think we've mentioned as like multiple times on those podcasts. My my knowledge for Korean mythology and folklore almost non-existent ninety two. And that's about maybe it's a social world where it's like you have like the Fox spirits and the what do you guys call Goblins in the whole k. Drama Potter Right. Yeah took maybe yeah. Yeah but but the English title is Goblin Magical spy organization. I mean there were spy networks In like quote Unquote Futile Korea. So it might just be like a spin on that. I don't know sorry. I'm like a very uneducated person when it comes to Korean mythology. Yeah I have nothing to contribute. One of our listeners can witness or we can talk to one of these days. Yeah so next up little. Be Yellow Jacket. Bought North American rights to writer food long and illustrator and Rica's graphic novel black blood in a world where magic is outlawed a young age versus the Kingdom of Aliyah to rescue his sister. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one a lot of magic. I love it. We need it. We need a desperately time coming out until two thousand twenty one okay. That's for though next. Inky wordpress acquired debut author Kylie Baker's the keeper of the night and it sequel set in nineteenth century Japan that is haunted by the goddess of death. The novel stars a half reaper. Have Sheena Gami copy between her two worlds and belonging to neither as she fights monsters and struggles for acceptance. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one way so half reaper. Have Schnitt gummy. So like is that like some sort of hopper situation where you're half lake the Western death and half the the eastern gotTA death. I'm not sure it wasn't really clear. If like half the half Chigney Gami part was just like Explaining what should he got me was a three per half. She got me but like I am not sure that is probably what it is because there is a common in between the two so. I totally read that wrong. I thought it was going to be a battle between death. And he's a nominee the Japanese of death and this this percents pick sides. This is still cool. I guess not. Yeah I mean like there's a lot of cool stuff out there. That's based on like shinnied. Gummy Lor like. That's always call like bleach and like you. Hawker show which bleach ripped off their soul eater. There's lot there's also death node obviously lots of good stuff to pull from. But if you think about it are we always haunted by? The God of death is in a constant state of being. Just think about well in these times against so so deep Marvin next up MC Eldery Books Bought Twenty Twenty Morris Award Finalist Nafisa Assads. Why a novel? The wild ones a broken anthem for a girl nation. The novel is a multi perspective feminist narrative about a fierce band of magic wielding girls. The wild ones who have survived unspeakable things and are determined to save other girls from the cruelties and tragedies they have had to endure. Publication is set for summer. Twenty twenty one. I feel like there are a lot of these stories coming on now involving like a is which organizations like I think I think like May Matt like Magic Organization has always been part of literature. It used you're seeing an uptick for the next year or two years. Judging by like the book deals that people have been

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Lorenzo RiccardiMarrying Economics And Travel

Counting Countries

08:46 min | 4 months ago

Lorenzo RiccardiMarrying Economics And Travel

"Lorenzo. I am excited to be sitting down with you in person in Bangkok in. I'm hoping you can introduce yourself. Thank y'all Rica Or so Epa to to Meteo Let's say we've been touched for for quite long diamond. A as we know people who travel frequently They have difficulties in meeting in a specific place. We let's stay in touch online Nathan media but Yeah good that we coordinate today. A brief introduction about myself I'm Tanya so Batna close to a million beautiful town that is Bergamo medieval down UNESCO site I decide that the two moved to China actually for eighteen years ago Let's say to get it in Italy. I started economics. Business Administration. I let's say qualified as a CPA. That means chartered accountant ODA Tax and Finance Professional. I decided to move to Shanghai. I actually Beijing studying Again economics at the University of International Business Economics Shanghai for a long period because I already spent fourteen years Actually doing what I was doing also in Italy so working as a CPA as tax and accounting professional. I the photo quite large low in tax firm and an recently actually during the last nine years so with my own firm with my own team with the. Let's say lawyer. Subsidies accountants financial advisers and maniacs sees the foreign groups investing in the forest specifically In in China and Let's say Shanghai area even more than other regions provinces or areas of of China. Of course. I'm a patient traveler. I travel at the. Let's say too many countries before moving to China and I decided Wena was based in Shanghai to to travel to every country. Not a decision of one day but Let's say traveling traveling and Let's see increasing your experience and expertise in traveling. I decided yet traveler more and more under in order already today I can say that. I traveled to every sovereign nation. One hundred ninety eight said. He contrasts having visited the. Let's say three hundred interbay gone on the third of January twenty twenty excellent Orange L. Let's go back in time. Take me to your UNESCO World Heritage City outside of Milano. And what was your family lake in other words from a perspective of travel. Were you guys homebound where you traipsing through Europe where you venturing outside of your? What was your travel? Dna? I can say I can say that With my with my father we traveled to Europe. And my father always encouraged made to to travel. And that yeah. I always remember Let's say he always recommended a certain level of education that means university glass probably so fully traveling university where exactly the same level off. Let's say education importance for the. Let's say personal life and career and is I think is a is a valued at Dieppe understood from my father probably also based on his business traveling because it was a manager in Indian shadow of a company Italian group in engineering and Manufacturing Electric In in different countries is a he always been basically neatly but he had chance to say short business trips in in many countries and every time he came back from a business trip Let's say transfer to to me is passion is interested. Let's say the venue that he understood from this experience in in addition to that your father this great opportunity to of travelling throughout Europe. Were you at times accompanying him on. Some of these strips are what were your travels like with your family going up. Let's say Miami Miami's the Travis with my family where typically some of occasions saw the let's say and Few countries of course France and few countries close to Italy so I cannot describe Let's say so many trips to remote or exotic location definitely Let's say what I remember is these? Let's say generally Comment on the importance of traveling that I received from my father and I think this was something important ores in his business career. Okay so we have to think your father partly for your passion of travel with him sharing those stories as he traveled throughout Europe. And then you also shared with us. Before he moved to China. You started to do a lot of travel on your own. So what was kind of that first independent trip? You took on your own while living in Italy when you started to spread your wings. What was that like? Let's say the first Solo travel that I did I think was to Turkey was to Eastham born and I really remember crossing Bosphorus Bridge. It is I think an important moment because I remember just these Let's say symbolic crossing between two continents Asia and Europe and for me was relevant. I felt the first time. Let's say far from my hometown and I think from that moment. I always searching other experience where I could feel the same kind of expedience and today. I think like most of people travelling so much I can say that the I never feel far from home because I feel at home everywhere. But that was Let's say unexperienced that that I remember and I can. I can manage Let's say probably the first trip out of Europe was to the United States was again. Ah Summer School. My father is encouraged me to study English in UK or the US. The time was in California in the first three of let's say Western countries sent was to Was to China was to Thailand in China. Okay so going back to the US coming from Italy and you're studying English Kelly. I'm not sure how old you were at that. Point Young Western Europe. Us pretty similar overall but as a younger guy were you kind of noticing any cultural differences or nuances. Anything funny or interesting. Stick out to you when you were standing in California. Let's say what I can say that. What ty note is. Is that Americans they have limited the understanding or knowledge about Europe and about my country and about the place I come from but this is not a comment specifically on Americans. This is something related to let's say or Muslim countries and definitely all Western countries because people from Italy they have limited understanding of the Far East of China of severed countries and not understanding of the fifty four African countries. So Yeah my first the. Let's say tree out of FUTA PA. Let's say teaching needed even in the Western world even in the top economy in the in the most developed country. We don't have a clear understanding or a complete knowledge of geography and about. Let's say the word

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Breaking Down Bracketology

Around the Rim

11:56 min | 4 months ago

Breaking Down Bracketology

"I do WanNa flip the page to Rica's point some teams. That have worked very hard to get to this point. We've got eleven teams. Charlie that have punched their ticket so far to go dancing any surprises for you in the ache you I think we have one out. West correct so In the last couple of days of the West Coast Conference Tournament Portland is your winner. And they will now go to the tournament. they upset didn't zag in the semifinals and they will catch a little bit of. Portland's game yesterday in the championship when I flew into Vegas and they're upset of of Gonzaga disrupted. That's the surprise. It's SORTA disrupted the bubble a little bit because when you when you take it to my Portland who was not going to make it as an at large but Gonzaga certainly is well now the WC goes from having one team in the field to two teams in the field. Well he can only still sixty four teams so someone has to come out of the field to accommodate Portland's entrance and that affects the at large teams on the bubble and in the case of my bracket that not Boston College. Back out of the field. Who just a day earlier had slid into the field because there was another loss by someone else so everything with this in the championship weeks at circumstances everything affects something else because it's a numbers game. It's a sixty fourteen field no matter how you slice it so going forward and these next few days. We've got some other tournaments that could affect that in the same way and I mentioned this going back a week or so ago that their watch out for the bids steelers because there are certain mid majors that we know we're going to be in the field. They've earned the right to be in. The field is at large teams if they don't also go in there if they don't go in AH automatic qualifiers by winning their tournament. Well then that's an extra team that we didn't account for and brackets and that's an extra team now that the committee has to put into the field. That's one less team that can make it from some of these bubble team. So yeah the the big upset so far has been in the West Coast Conference in Gonzaga. Not Winning it and we've got some more to look forward to. The MAC happens to be one of those tournaments where there's not going to be. Any fans will central Michigan won the league pretty decisively. This year is a top twenty. Rpi team and most assuredly will make the field but now that tournament played before no one could be one of those that affects how the bubble teams go to central Michigan. Does it also come on? Come out on top in the tournament So that's that's certainly one for fans to watch as we go forward and you're GONNA have to watch it on TV because you're not gonna be able to buy it you're watching on TV though you will hear my voice. I'm on the call on Saturday for the championship. And the more reason to tune in now on the game and you can't get into the arena so the ratings should be sky high. Now it's via going okay. So I want to over to the big twelve. Charlie would where I know actually had a chance to call some big twelve games this year and I know. Tcu In particular was a team that was really making a push. I believe there in the field as it stands right now but I was state actually Jones. Who's a certified buck gator? They upset Baylor over the weekend which was a huge deal. I did a double take when I got the alert. Baylor is bailer their legitimacy. It probably doesn't change anything for them. But what does it do for Iowa State? Well I always stayed. I had as a tendency leading into that game and and it pushed him to a nine. And what that does is it's security. It's cushion because of the ten seed. Maybe the committee views them a little differently. Not Quite not quite at that level so that he's talking about eleven seed. Well that's a vulnerable team to some of the upset potential. We just talked about so what that win for Iowa State. I think is put to rest any question that they'd be in the field although I think there was a big one anyway but it but it certainly nails it down and they no longer would have. I don't think any anxious moments watching the selection show on Monday Now it's just GonNa be a matter of where do they go? And whom do they play? But I think that's what did for for I would say for sure and it would what it did do for. Baylor though while not it's not gonNA knock him out of a one seed it. Does maybe raise some questions. I personally didn't think that there was anything to worry about with. Frankly there weren't a lot of flaws there but the big twelve not not one of the better leagues in the country this year of the power. Five Leagues I think it's probably fifth and they haven't been severely tested in a while and I always say certainly did that and the it might raise some question marks about Baylor going forward. I think they can answer any of those questions in the big twelve tournament because I was sneaking suspicion. They're going to come out with a little extra in that game and it could be ugly for the other. Big Twelve teams In the big twelve tournament but that said it does it. It shows little vulnerability that I didn't think Baylor had and that makes it a little more intrigued when we get to the tournament. Time itself I agree with you one hundred percent. I know look at the box. Were trying to figure out what the deal was. And nothing really was like crazy glaring. But I do think you're right. I know a ton of folks are going to be studying that tape to see what I was able to do right well that was able to watch some of that game and when I did was really slow the Temple. They hope to threes in the second half. They made more threes than they made. Twos in the game and the believer and it was and it was so slow paced and Baylor never found a rhythm that they they say clog everything inside the Lauren Cox had almost no room to move it. Kinda dared the Baylor shooters to shoot and they just had one of those games where they weren't making shots so maybe at least down a blueprint for some other teams as to how to at least approach Valer Ago You mentioned as an example Yukon being a number two seed and I know over the past few years you have seen to have had all these regional conferences in such a favorable area. I think at the Albany region that they mostly have been seated but this year they would be projected number two in the Portland region and I think as much as we talk about Yukon not being the same Yukon is as pass. There's still a very good basketball team. Won thirty nine. Oh in their conference over these last few years in the American and I think that having them with the possibility of travel really makes this team look a little different because they aren't the same team as years pass. Tell us a little bit about how that could affect their performance. Assuming they make the sweet sixteen you're right and Seven out of the last eight years. They've either played in Albany. Bridge for for Kingston Rhode Island. So they they have not had to get on an airplane until the final four in seven out of those those eight years. But let's let's be honest earned it ju- every one of those years with the possible exception of last year because they were the best team in the country in those years too so and when when cities bid for these regionals it just so happened that that all those years those particular low cows bid and got regionals to be able to host. And you can't happen to be close so this year. Those regionals are don't exist. There is no Albany. There is no Kingston. There is no bridgeport and no matter what was going to have to get on an airplane. And you're right. I think it will look a little bit. Different seeing a yukon in a faraway place. I don't think it's going to impact on the whole Locke. Though to be honest I think the people that are bothered by the possibility of uconn going West are the players and the coaching staff. Everything I've heard from them is like. Hey we'll bring it on. We'll play wherever we'll play whomever we'RE NOT THAT CONCERNED ABOUT. Gino's been been pretty adamantly over the years but this year when the subject's soon kinda shrug your shoulders. Look I you know. I don't have any control over it and we'll go play and it will do what we do and I think he said the other night after the the American championship game. We'll do what we do. I hope I think That's sort of the philosophy that they're gonNA take me. Maybe their fans aren't happy and maybe people who who look at the tournament and see certain things as they view them. Unfair that a team that is fifth overall. My take would be the one that has to travel. Based on the fact that other teams can can drive to the region. So we'll get into the reason why you would be going to Portland is very simply that The NC Double A. Would prefer as much as possible that teams that can drive rather than fly two games that they're gonNA play It's written right in the procedures principles of putting the bracket together that mode of transportation distance from campus. Things that they consider will this year Louisville can drive the Fort Wayne Regional? Nc State can drive to the Greenville regional. So if you assume that those are those are two of the other number number two seeds. Then they're going to be plotted in those regions and then the other one being Stanford and Stanford mashed up with Oregon would would also violate one of the principles of putting the bracket together and they They try to keep teams seeded on the top four lines from the same conference separate. So they're so they're in different regions. They wouldn't even meet until the final four now. In this case the fact twelve might have five teams in top sixteen making that impossible but in years past when that's happened the committee's not put one a one and a two. They've put fit when a four again. So it's highly highly unlikely that Oregon at Stanford Movie Place Together which only leaves one region left for Yukon to go to which is Portland matched up with. Oregon is the one in the two. So that's the why behind it and I think we talked about the the what or in the case of I think the Yukon players coaches the. So what I don't know that they that it matters to them very much but it does create an interesting conversation around how the tournament is bracketed. And some of these rules. That maybe fans aren't quite as aware of in the the head-scratching that I get from from fans and social media. Say Well if you cons five. They should be matched up with the number four overall team based on the curve. And that's Maryland so they should be going to Fort Wayne. Well we don't ever. The S curve is used to plot the teams in the tournament. But it's not used strictly to place them in these numerical matchups one in eight go together. Two and seven go together. It's never worked that way. It doesn't work that way in the men's tournament. The committee will try to do that as much as possible. That's the goal. But if you've got these graphical instances at hand as well then there there's other ways to balance the bracket and. That's I think what's going to happen. This year with

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Nebraska Teachers Are Piloting a Climate Science Curriculum Using NASA Data

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03:21 min | 4 months ago

Nebraska Teachers Are Piloting a Climate Science Curriculum Using NASA Data

"An NPR survey of American teachers last year found that eighty six percent believe schools should teach climate science. The teachers also said they had trouble finding good tools to teach it a NASA. Climate scientist is working with Nebraska School to develop a curriculum that lets students get their hands on the same tools. Leading researchers use BECCA Castillo of net news reports sciences clear that. Earth's climate is changing mostly caused by human activity but there's still a lot of skepticism about it and how to teach it in public schools. Global warming is a hoax is junk science. This is Paul Meyer a former school board member in an Omaha suburb in two thousand seventeen. He was asking the State Board of education not to add climate change to education standards. I had one of my goals was to make sure that our kids were taught in an honest and truthful manner. I do not want them brainwashed or indoctrinated with falsehoods sentiment like that frustrates climate scientists like NASA's Marc Chandler who uses sophisticated computer models to predict. What's going to happen to the climate and the next ten twenty or even a hundred years whenever there's a tool that most people don't understand can pull out the whole card of. Oh it's just those geeky scientists doing something that none of us understand so a few years ago Chandler started talking with his friend Cory Forbes a science education researcher and professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Forbes. New Public School. Teachers had a hard time helping students understand. Climate Science Forbes says the two wrote a proposal to develop climate science curriculum and got a grant from the National Science Foundation. We're focused on pudding. Authentic scientific tools in the hands of teachers and students which is not something that they typically have access to the curriculum is designed to teach students about climate change by giving them access to the same computer models. Marc Chandler is using at NASA officials. Phones Wave Gonzalez. They're trying it out in classrooms like Mary. Burke Maros in Lincoln Nebraska. She helps the teens and her Earth Science class work with a web based interface called easy. Gm that stands for global climate. Modelling Chandler built it so anyone could operate and understand the complicated modeling process. What do you think I WANNA use for? Climate variable for the Sun snow and ice cover more than a thousand Lincoln public. School students have used the program over the last three years. Mara says there's no agenda other than asking students to reach their own conclusions. It's more of A. Go inquiry process where rather than just kind of being given the information the notice wander and start driving their own questions. Morrow who's been teaching climate change for the past decade previously had to develop her own lessons as she went along. She says her students respond much better to hands on projects like easy. Gm It allows the students to do things that are way above the capacity of normal classroom. So it's really exciting. The team developing the climate modeling curriculum is recruiting more Nebraska. Teachers for summer workshops on how to use it in their own classrooms next school year. I'm so excited that you all Nebraska or doing this. This is so exciting. Andreessen Rica's isn't education researcher. Who helped the National Research Council develop next generation science standards being used in twenty states and I think teachers are hungry for this kind of work. They're really hungry for this created curriculum. There's just not a whole lot models out

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Is India becoming a Big Brother state?

FT News

07:28 min | 4 months ago

Is India becoming a Big Brother state?

"In India. Possible data is snowballing and people are calling for more stringent data privacy laws in response Narendra Modi's BJP led government has devised a new data privacy. Bill that is striking a different path. From Europe's general data protection regulation would GDP all however amid Watsa packing allegations against the government and the rise of facial recognition. Critics of this new. Bill say that it paves the way for a willion levels of state surveillance. Hit to discuss this with me. Is the FTC. Benjamin Parkyn down the line from Mumbai. Hi Benjamin I can you give us an overview of the data privacy conversation. That's happening in India. When did it I come to the foreground? The discussion really goes back about a decade. I suppose noticed when India started building the world's largest biometric identity scheme it's other program so essentially citizens would get a unique. Id that was linked to that fingerprint. So Iris Scan. So is incredibly powerful to and really help to streamline the delivery of government services for example vice minimizing bureaucracy but it was also seen as a dangerous too because there was so much intimate data collected in one place whether it was. You know biometrics nick. Thiel financial data and whatever else separately has been a really in many senses nearly unprecedented explosion of mobile phone use and Internet use over the past few years. I suppose China is nowhere else where hundreds of millions of people who previous had never used the Internet now have phones have facebook accounts. Talk accounts and a shopping. Whatever else definitely their friends. What do you think has been the catalyst for this bill in particular in two thousand seventeen? The Supreme Court in India ruled that citizens enjoyed a fundamental rights to privacy under the constitution that was largely a response to the other program but it created degree of urgency. Around this question of what to do all of the states what protections could citizens expect how could companies and others use it so a committee was formed than a draft personal data protection? Bill was put out in two thousand eighteen and in December the government the IT Ministry puts out a new draft at much change draft of the bill into parliament. So what does this data privacy bill? Acne prepares the bill is in many senses reminiscent of GDP although it's authors had envisioned it as inspired by GDP but taking a new path that would make more sense for developing countries. That's how they framed it. It contains all sorts of strong privacy protections but was also intended to help India's digital economy flourish on practical terms. It proposes separating out certain categories of data such as sensitive and critical personal data which will receive extra protection it has tough rules around. How users can process the data of children for example who had defined as anyone below the age of eighteen and it also has other provisions such as a right to be forgotten the ability to correct and erase your data online. If it's no longer accurate or whatever else so what's been the public reception than to the latest draft of the bill. You wrote that. The man who conceived and wrote the first draft has called it a Walian. Can you tell us why? Yes so. This is justice. Sri Krishna Rutan's who cream court justice. Who was appointed often that privacy ruling to help draw the original bill? He's been extremely vocal about the fact that he's disillusioned with it and that's because while in many respects it's even tougher on say companies than GDP. It gives the government a very broad brush to bypass the bill. Also the latest version includes this provision whereby the central government can exempt any agency from all provisions old privacy implications that would be introduced under this bill while Europe and lot of other countries provide a mechanism for say intelligence agencies to intercept. Communications will collect data. This is subject to legislative of the sites or parliamentary oversight as it was originally intended to in injustice Sri Krishna's bill and now it's not so his words. The government has caught lunch. Have you any sense of what citizens or civil society activists and even corporations have thought about this? Bill IS BEEN MIXED REACTIONS. If THIS BILL PASSES COMPANIES. Stand to have to deal with increased regulation. But I think even many of them recognize. This is a necessary step. However the government exemption which wasn't in the original bill has launched a lot of people particularly in the context of what is happening. India at the moment where they've been a little protests. There has been unrest in been a broader a debate about the state of civil liberties in the country the concern among not just privacy advocates but also people from the corporate world and all sorts of other is that this could backfire case it. Could you tell us you alluded to this? Could you tell us a little bit more about Moody's New Citizenship Law? The protests against it. And whether you're seeing instances over reports of surveillance and reports of people being critical of this sure so in December parliament passed a very controversial law suit provided a fos track essentially non-muslim religious minorities from India's Muslim-majority neighbors I Pakistan Bangladesh Afghanistan to citizenship. This was seen as undermining India's secular constitution it was seen as discriminatory against Muslims. Not least because there are persecuted Muslim minorities in some of these surrounding countries and it was also seen as positive ruled a agenda on the positive Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to promote internationalism. The idea that India is a home. Nine Hindus it's also tied up in concerns that Muslims could be subject to future scrutiny and insecurity in India such as separate plans for Roy Citizenship Registry. By virtue of this bill they would be more vulnerable to Rica cushions from that. So this bill has set off. Huge protests and the response by the authorities has been seen as very heavy handed that bidden violent crackdowns there have been killings the been mass arrests. But it's also put India's civilians capabilities on show for example in Delhi Police started to use facial recognition technology at protests. For the first time something that was originally intended to help find missing children has now been used to help monitor these protests and identify suspected quote unquote rabble rouses and others who are seen as potentially dangerous and this is in itself alarmed. A lot of people.

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Interview with Todd Bensman from the Center for Immigration Studies

Worry-Free Financial Solutions

13:35 min | 4 months ago

Interview with Todd Bensman from the Center for Immigration Studies

"Folks as promised and I'm so glad he answered the call right as promised I have senior national security fellow Todd Benjamin from the center for immigration studies and you don't fellow as part of his title but he's also good fellow let's see I mean right at the top how are you tired I'm doing great great thank you Hey I really appreciate you taking the time to be on the show we spoke earlier today with people might not know is I just met you this morning yeah I think so so we started this morning said tell me your story you know how you yourself you did the trek with one of the caravans and there was a lot of insight that you have on the reaction of the caravans on the different individuals from different countries and and I think its stand because we've been talking so much about the coronavirus and you know after I spoke to you I started you know my brain started kicking in and working after I had a little bit of caffeine in Pepsi form and I started thinking you know there's a lot of issues because now and I think there was a case confirmed of corona virus in Brazil now and I think with that issue comes from is you'll be getting not just the just thinking Hey people will be coming to America but at the same time the medical treatment is not great in a lot of these countries so we might even see on up number of individuals entering the United States because they want to get medical treatment for well you know this just flu variation didn't want everyone's been talking about and that alone is going to deplete you know the agents because they can be working in that area then you're gonna get more agents obviously they're going to catch the flu so now depletes the line more and it's just a it's just going to cause a big Ole tidal wave but you you made me think of all that because we talked about it and and I think those are are the major issues that I think you know are going to be concerning but I want you to tell us about yourself what you've done and explain your your role with the the center for immigration studies and specifically about you know what you did from January eighth through what was it through the eighteenth and your trek through atop a Chula through Guatemala and all that area the center for immigration studies were research institute that studies all issues related to immigration and border security and as a spirit the guy who does national security as it relates to those things yeah I write and speak and research about all of those kinds of issues but I also feel like you don't have the full story if you don't get boots on the ground sure now and again this summer the center will send me al and all go get get my boots muddy down there I've been to Panama and Costa Rica and most recently came back from topics you are you know that the border between Mexico and Guatemala which which I regard as America's other southern border because what happens to their directly impacts our guys on the ground here and all of our policies here and I wanted to see mainly what the trump administration's I guess arm twisting up the Mexican government to shore up its southern border how that was working and what what it looked like on the ground so that we could write about it with with good information and I came back a few weeks back and have been writing pieces are about what I found so I just kind of summarize some of that for you you know we edge is a special your listeners with though we were us want to I mean our border systems broke down completely border patrol guys were all turned into child care your babysitters and what not correct and dying we had people you know coming through just kind of swarming through about a hundred thousand a month from twenty eighteen through about and probably getting close to the fall of twenty nineteen when some of these policies kicked them out that the peak was was in may of twenty nineteen where we had a hundred and forty four thousand mostly central Americans so we went to Mexico we said Hey because our Congress isn't going to do anything you guys need to fix it on your end you need to do something on your border and if you don't we're going to enact progressive trade errors on your economy and ammo the president of Mexico deployed but now about six thousand National Guard troops on its southern border and I went down there to see what they were doing and how it's all working two things one is that the Mexicans have required anybody coming into their territory from Guatemala to either or be deported or apply for Mexican asylum and if they do apply for Mexican asylum they have to stay in the southern states mainly in Chiapas most of them in Chiapas well what do you think that sometime what do you think that's that stems from because it said there's an understanding that is they get if they get out of the bottle neck down there then they'll make it to the U. S. border and anger the president the result was that we are now we get we're now looks like we have about thirty five or forty thousand a month which is still high uhhuh retaining our southern border but they the Mexicans that knocked off about a hundred thousand through these policies the the migrants who were getting into coming into Mexico from Central America and all over the world actually which we can talk about finding that the roadblocks manned by I and M. Mexican immigration who are unarmed and sharp sharp in chief of the National Guard so they're on our re wrote their own aren't I N. M. is on offer yes the people in the world around that yeah people need to understand some data yeah they walk around and polo shirts with clipboards I'm not not intimidating at all but but with the National Guard who are in full battle rattle at fifty three road blocks and they're going to trucks and buses and they're pulling people off you don't have to write paper work from down to top the Chula and they're turning up right around and sitting up straight back to top at you to either be deported or to apply for Mexican asylum which is pretty terrible what's not as bad as our asylum system with its big backlog but at least if you apply for American asylum and you lose your in anyway your country well yeah that's the loophole that that we are with that we're all concerned with obviously in the listeners that they listen to the show and that's one of the things we've constantly talked about that a lot of these individuals they'll ply for asylum in the United States and alarm they don't show up they just they just they still you know no one's gonna come after me anyway I'm here I'm not leaving the system that the Mexicans are put in place deportations and Mexican asylum what has had this great a factor for us that have have brought the numbers down for your people you're still dealing with a lot of but these other policies like push back in P. P. and were made in Mexico and the third is a safe country good service sector country travel ban and those also have had a great deterrent in fact on the migrants so that instead of turning themselves into you guys looking for you to turn themselves in uhhuh there runners they become runners because now they know there's a pretty good chance you're going to end up back in Mexico rights which is last place that they want to be because the Mexicans are going to deport them and the whole thing is just sort of like a hot potato being passed back so you you're seeing runners now as a result of not wanting them not wanting to end up back in Tapachula which is just pretty god awful down there people sleeping in the streets and there's no there's very little work to be had in their budgets were for just long enough to survive to get to the U. S. border and now they're stuck down there they run out of money you know it's it's it's it's some it's a deterrent for them and they turn around a lot of damage the you saw this I was there in top it you are okay he's on and on on the river suu kyi aqui as we were coming and going I found the the well getting to the caravans uhhuh what what the issue is with without this year we've had to we've had one big caravan show up to robe and passed the Mexican will hold its ground if you remember last year when those caravans came through the protections would put up like a chain link fence right guys would all just going to climb over it and and then the Mexicans just said okay okay your goddess you know go on you know come on through right not not the case this time at all and so about two thousand Hondurans Dr gather in and attempted to break through this court on they wanted to test it and break it down and that's what they were about two thousand of them I found them and took gnomon which is right on the Mexican border I didn't actually travel with them I just found them getting ready to come over with the next two to test the Mexican system and as we know what happened is the next day the day after they conducted charge after charge after charge across the Rio see Chiaki and across the bridge and Mexican national guard waiting form and they rounded up all two thousand album put him on buses and drove them right back to Honduras they decimated this caravan completely and when they did that there was another caravan to more caravans that were forming one in El Salvador and another one in Honduras and when they saw what happened about one they all gave it up and those caravans have disappeared but I will say that it's not the end of those caravans that there will be more caravans we should expect more caravans looking for a way to operate the Mexican will to have those on National Guard leave and return to their barracks and the day that that happens you guys will be swamped again right there are you guys all need to watch closely what's happening with any new caravans that form out in Mexico just simply has to hold the line down there or you're not gonna be able to N. P. P. O. or you can become baby you're probably become babysitters again or you know at least you know be overwhelmed when runners still Todd and get it during this during this time that you did you did this and you saw this obviously you know that the Mexican government is helping now you know a gig which kind of makes you wonder what they were doing before you know but they're hoping now that that's a good thing but at the same time people need to understand the numbers are lower than they were when it was record numbers but the numbers are still high now one of the things that always concerns people and I think it's the number one question that I get asked all the time so it's kind of weird being on the other side now be asking the questions is the number one question I get asked is how many people from you know special interest countries and you know obviously people are gonna say for the Middle East but the people need to understand that you know it's it's obviously the boots on the ground in the United States side they're on high alert all the time but I've always wondered and you would know because you were there you know once again guys we're we're speaking we're speaking to somebody that was actually there someone that knows what's going on Todd Benjamin works center for immigration studies I thought you were there what was D. D. I guess the attitude of the the individuals with the Mexican government if there was any issue with any type of

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"rica" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:03 min | 4 months ago

"rica" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Rica now seems a little less magical FOMO the fear of missing out leads to actually missing out you have an opportunity to go to a concert that the musician you love and you never get to see or you get to go to an exotic vacation and you choose to do that rather than go to a routine barbecue with your friends it's exactly set up like that so we say assume you do that then the experiment is in one condition we say now listen while you're out on vacation you pick up your phone and you see your friends enjoying themselves at the barbecue and then the other hello a condition which is controlled conditions you pick up your phone and you scroll and you look at something but it's not pictures of your friends and then what we do is we before we ask you to look at those pictures before that manipulation we have measure how much you're enjoying your Hawaii vacation or the exotic concert or whatever we have you either look at the pictures of your friends are not and then we measure again how much are you enjoying where you are now and what we find is a significant decrease in enjoyment when you've looked at the pictures then when you have it Barbara Kahn and her team are doing more experiments but if their findings hold they say something really sad about our use of social media the fictional worlds we construct there can make our friends feel their lives are inadequate and the fictional worlds our friends construct can make our lives down there than they actually are all as for Richard Leonard she has moved on with her life and she says she and her son are doing well but she doesn't feel the need to publicize this on social media I don't take a lot of pictures anymore if I'm there in a moment and I'm having that moment who's the picture for you know is it for is it for me to remember or is it you know I'm I am trying to live more presently for myself and for my son and just for my own mental well being now the good moments and the bad will be hers alone what many of us spend too much time on social media interacting with friends and acquaintances some of us have too little contact with fellow human beings all right and next up we have Diana shouting out to the violence unit it's Romani I know I sound kind of different very sick right now I'm diagnosed that memo yeah I've been sick already for quite sometime now this is the voice of a woman calling into a radio show in Texas she has a personal message D. for a prison inmate anyway I want to tell you though that the mom I do love you I always think of you and it's getting harder and harder I know I'm not supposed to cry because you're gonna get mad at me I can't help but so much love for you calling into a program like this is one of the few ways for spouses and parents and children to communicate with prisoners especially inmates in solitary confinement in recent years both liberals and conservatives worried about the psychological and financial costs of long term solitary confinement have raised questions about the practice in the second half of our show we explore what happens inside the prison cells that few people ever see we also look at the psychological effects of being alone for long periods of.

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"rica" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

The Israel Hour Radio Archives

04:04 min | 6 months ago

"rica" Discussed on The Israel Hour Radio Archives

"It is Israel our radio with Josh and Rica. So glad that you're joining us day ricky Yummy a good time. I'm having a blast. Pick some amazing songs and a very very playlist. I love it so thank thank you sure and tell me. Where do you want to go next though? This next song is so beautiful and it makes me cry when I hear it. I don't don't even understand all the lyrics and I don't care it's called the Elliott firefly's and I didn't even know the name of the artist until I had to send you my playlist analyst because I want to say like it feels like ten years ago. Maybe a little bit last I just was hankering to have some Israeli music on my computer peter and I went on Amazon just typed in Israeli music and there was this like a mix of random Israeli songs. Some of which I had never heard of before. And I'm like I'm purchasing this album and I think it literally is the only album I've ever bought on Amazon okay and it has followed me from laptop to computer pewter just over the years and this song is so beautiful the the the rhythm the lyrics the Melanin what lyrics I can understand understand why he was pretty good but it kind of goes a little quickly because it's not one of those really known songs you can't find the lyrics on the insurance and I swear I think I'm the only person who's ever heard of the song so I can't even ask my friends like hey you know the song what does it mean in the never. Yeah I'm hoping maybe somebody can like right into the show surprise. I will translate this for you but it's just so beautiful. It's so beautiful he comes on and I just sigh okay and breath and just you can just see fireflies in the nights diets. Such a beautiful song before I put it on. I love what you said and this has been something that I've been saying for many years. You say I don't understand all the lyrics and I don't even care that is like the message that I want people. I know so many people in America who are like Isreaeli Music. I don't understand that I'm not gonNA pay attention. What's the what's the difference and I say no? That's not the way it should work. Well it's it's funny. You mentioned that because again I had had these conversations with clients every day when Israeli song comes up in the mix because they at. I think it's Arabic. That's not Spanish. What is that and You know I try and give them an overall understanding what. The song's about Sometimes if it's sunny I'm really confident. Do Lyric by lyric kind of translation in as we go But the one thing that that I feel I get back for my clients is that there is a lot of American not to bash American music at all but a lot of American music especially contemporary music has to do with sex drugs drinking partying. It's relatively superficial at its. It's a rare thing especially popular popular music. But Israeli popular music has always had such deep content and an emotional connection singing talking about peace and war and love on a whole other level and and spirituality without being overly religious It's so unique. In in how expressive it is. It's almost to me like the way that people will respond to opera. And it's it's such a unique thing to Israeli music if you think about just everything that is really had been through every generation from the Holocaust survivors to you know. Those that have had lived through the series of wars Sixty words CETERA Just the way that they express it is just remarkably beautiful. I wished every culture could listen to Israeli music. Ensue that it's okay to express things other than superficial relationship teeny bopper stuff but you can still do that too right. I love what you said. Everything you said was spot John So keep spreading that message and help people listen to the show while they're at it it's Shamir Gok Lilia. Rica's Israeli playlist on Israel our radio.

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"rica" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

04:01 min | 10 months ago

"rica" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"rica" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

05:09 min | 10 months ago

"rica" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"rica" Discussed on Around the Rim

Around the Rim

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"rica" Discussed on Around the Rim

"Well, you know, people talk about family and you talk about sisters. Well, I don't know if you've have sisters, but you know, you fight with your sisters. So when when a Rica marina go at it and like other people, look, oh my God. Like, they're fighting among themselves, and it's like, no, they're fighting like sisters their roommates their best friends. And so they they can do that. And then still obviously play together. And I think our whole team is, you know, they follow marinas lead a little bit. And she's a she's a jersey girl, and she's going to say what she thinks. And you'd better be able to take it. And I think that's what one of them said one day, you gotta be tough to play on this team. Oh, that'd be able to take it. Absolutely. And you know, our Rica confirmed this marina I shared this to me. And I and I told her I didn't believe her. But she says, I'm actually really sensitive, and you know, so she gives me this whole spill right when I'm up there, and I'm like, oh, really. 'cause I already told her I said, listen every time there's a foul in you're in the area. I think it's you your physical. Your body. So she's like really sensitive. You know, sometimes if coach said something to me and practice, like I'm like, you know, I get a little emotional, and then RA converted. She's she's actually like, you know, she cared. She's got a big heart. But it was funny to hear say that she even told me, you know, I'm I'm going to ask you about this. You know, we were thinking about the rotation last year. And I was like well at least this year, you'll get to get a break. She's like, I don't wanna break I'm not coming off the floor ride. But you do have more depth. It's crazy to think for what she lost. I mean, you add re back into the mix. Like, how's it been having so much more to work with this year? Well, it's been great having Bree back. I mean, brianna Turner. I think is just she's an amazing player. She can do so many things we could never do before. I mean, we're throwing the ball up. Again. You know, we're going to go up and get it. She's rebounding blocking shots and run on the floor and just looking fantastic. So what a great addition to have her back. And you know, there's a giant come. It's almost a cliff between the starters and the and the other players because we got a lot of freshmen, and they're just they're they're not anywhere close. And you wouldn't expect them to be close to attain? That's got some WNBA players at the top of it. So that's going to be difficult. It's great to have the depth..

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"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"But 'cause we got a problem with cars, just like the rest of the world and car ownership per capita is high and it's growing, and as I understand it only two percent of those cars are electric, you can have set muster those emissions, but what's the solution to the car problem? Obviously our weak spot is transportation. So we have a problem with congestion, and we have a problem with pollution because the fleets for public transit are old. And for cars. They are completely dependent on gasoline diesel. So what do we do about that? The first is to definitely tackle public transit because he's polluting it's old and a lot of people use it. So is on the one hand is the covering sation. Yes. But it's also about modernisation, and there is a pilot that was launched in June this year, in my view, this is going to be a game changer because once people see the electric buses they will love them to the first lady's office, given her background in architecture and urban issues has taking on board the very visible project of building an. Electric train. We have right now ugly diesel train and it transports a lot of people. And it's it's incredible. That people use it because he's loud and his very dirty. So this is one of the most popular projects right now, the famous electric train the other thing that is going on is a push from very young constituencies, especially millennials. They want to ride bikes they won Costa Rica to allow them to bike and not die. It is a fascinating story of urban activism. You know, it is a good way of reducing emissions and to give him freedom because they don't wanna be incurred. The other thing that is happening is that now the country has created the first lowing Latin America that gives incentives to anything that is electric could be a bike could be a bus could be attract could be a. Car and the idea is to for now for a few years is not permanent to give them a tax benefit. They don't pay any taxes, and the logic is that we need for a few years to make sure that when you go if you are going to buy a car, it better be electric, and you think this will incentivize people to to pick up electric cars or move more towards lecture cars, if they have those tax incentives. Yes. So what we have discovered is that in a country that has already these green narrative in a country that already has these increasing sense of pride around clean electricity. A lot of people see they're buying a car as a way of being part of this big transition. And I do think that from a fury of change perspective. This is very strategic because if you talk about the carbon ization in a way that sounds like it's only for politicians or for engine. Nears in for experts in you're not part of that. It's just not going to work. So these people who buy electric cars become activists. These lot of them are women. You know, when they go and convince their cousin or their sisters, order neighbors. It's really good because we've learned from Norway that a person who switches on average convinced three more people indices critical because what I told you before our car dealerships and their skepticism and their tactics. So now, we have for the first time the incentives also for fleets and the point here is that the state the Costa Rican state by a lot of cars for ministries for the public universities. And these cars if they are going to buy them, they better be electric because it doesn't make sense for the state to buy gasoline cars, and then have to peel them with foreign oil. So that is why this year it will be the launching of the first hundred electric cars by the national you. Utilities the largest institutional purchase in over electoral cars in Latin America, and what happens is that. Because this is getting somewhere. The national insurance company is also offering fifteen percent discount..

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"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Makes people have a sense of collective self that sometimes you miss in countries where everybody has to take care of itself of hair cell for himself. And then you are already in the fifties sixties where you have built this this country that is stable that has nor made that has the social institutions and around the seventies. Costa Rica hand this pressure to start thinking about sources of energy such as coal, and you we know, you know, very well that the problem today. Is that the world has a coal diction? So why is it that we developed that action in the seventies? And what is interesting is that at the time, even though it was pressured to go for coal these engineers, very Costa Rican very much committed to the idea of using our own resources said, yeah, it could be cheaper. But we wanna stick to water and other time hydra was a big big thing for them. I wanna understand better. I mean for you Anderson the history, and we're talking about the forties and wonder parents children, but for yourself as a child, and let's say the late seventies and early eighties. Did you have a sense already then of both the social contract and also the way the environment played a role in that. I do believe in the power of stories and in the power of narratives any was very empowering for as mobile to have. The sense that you had been born in a country that was different that was special that did not have an army. So I used to hear you live in a country that doesn't have soldiers it has teachers. So when you have that kind of empowering story in your head as a child, I do believe it does something to you. And it is that when you grow up you try to punch above your weight. So we sometimes three comes laugh because when we interact with the world, we sometimes have to remind ourselves we are very unimportant country 'cause we act as if we were important, and is probably because of this joint stories, but I also grew up with a very strong sense that a lot of people in Costa Rica where not poor and we're not rich as a kid. That's how I thought about it. So you did have the conditions to have people like me and many others. I'm not always leading. Only one many many others who grew up thinking, you know, now, it's my turn to be special into do something special for the country. And by the time we had to choose career. Many of us happened to be at university at a time where bio-diversity became such a big thing in Costa Rica, we were doing the National Institute for bio-diversity. We had already national parks for twenty years. There was a precedent at the time who was very green for for Latin American standards. So by the time two thousand eight came and we decided to approach carbon neutrality a lot of developing countries where upset like why on earth would you want to carbon neutral? We don't have a big Gatien's. They have obligated to give us money. I and in Spanish there is a word call Sapele, which means like a toad. And it means, you know, when you are a person who wants to be. Head of the other US apple because you're just view are. And and we've we're very aware that in the context of the g seventy seven and China with sounded like a sample because at the end of the day, the relevant country block, whereas argue indicates against climate action against climate responsibility. We actually decided this without having the plan. We were not asking engineers, I can we carbon neutral so that we can announce it. It was completely the opposite way. And of course, that has an advantage, which is that it forces you to to learn into experiment, but the downside is that it is difficult. You know, nobody has done it before a lot of Costa Rica's energy needs are met. Now by hydro wind geothermal energy to power homes. Tell me how it works the way. It works is through a state-owned enterprise, which is. Called ISE is the National Institute for electricity. Any was an institution that was born back in the forties. When we had this. You know, these new constitution, and we were recreating the country because they were so adamant to go for hydro. They basically stuck with we hired. You know, they basically wanted to keep it that way and then started to diversify including energy coming from volcanoes..

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"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"rica" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"From foreign policy Unser Wellman. And this is first person this week climate change. After thanksgiving. The Trump administration released the government's latest climate change study, the drop move been quiet. But the report was a blockbuster that congressionally mandated report from thirteen federal agencies says climate change could shrink the US economy by hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The report also warns of President Trump's response. I don't believe it. No, no. Here's you his long rejected the widespread scientific consensus on the issue. The climate change is due to human influence his stance puts him at odds with his own government's report and the position of much of the world last year, he decided to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement a coalition of one hundred ninety five other countries. So we're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. And if we can that's great. And if we can't that's fine. A new U N report. Meanwhile, says the world has only twelve years to stem rising temperatures or face serious risk of drought floods extreme heat climate related deaths and devastation for the natural world. The message is that countries will need to cooperate. We don't have a top down agreement with potus. It's both them up that they need to take collaborative and coordinated action. If we're actually going to achieve a goal of one point five degrees warming, well, some European countries. Like Norway have set forth rigorous goals for reducing their carbon emissions. The country was one of the most embellishes plans might surprise you. It's Costa Rica, one of the leaders behind this push has been Monica Araya. She's the founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia that Spanish for clean. It's a citizen group that promotes clean energy. We reached her name. Stor damn. So monica. I'm really curious about why carbon neutrality and green issues was a priority for Costa Rica, given how much of a struggle. It's been in so many countries around the world. Yes. And it is a question that I have asked myself many times why is it that already in the nineties? We have twenty years of experience taking care of our natural capital. So we have to go back to the seventy s at a time where developing countries where pretty aggressive in terms of their developmental policies on in our decade where there was conflict and the environment was not a priority in Latin America, why is it that some people in my country decided that it was a very good idea to create national parks and to protect them. I personally attribute that to the fact that we grew up in a country that saw it south as different because we did not have an army does that mean that defense spending. Therefore that money was available to look at in terms of environmental protection. Why would? The army or lack of an army enable the country to see itself in green context. It is a strong message to country. You know, when you say we're not going to have an army, even though the rest of the world has an army so already very in forty eight forty nine. There was a sense that you had to create your own vision. Even though we were small even though it was different from others. We have to create our own pathway at the time in the late forties. It wasn't the environment. That really created a sense of purpose. What did was the notion that we had to invest in our social welfare and that at the time meant schools, and it men hospitals because people needed safety net's? There was a sense of social welfare because people like my parents went to pilot school. There is you know, public education is a right in Costa Rica, and is embedded in the. Constitution and at the same time, if you are in Costa Rica, and you are sick. They hospitals will probably take a long time to take you. But they will take you for free. I also believe that the connection between not how India army and having more resources is that the sense of safety net..

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"rica" Discussed on Caught Offside

Caught Offside

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"rica" Discussed on Caught Offside

"You get to the final third and he's the one who is capable of doing something that can change a moment from oh i got close but it to turn over two while that no a golf just happen uh and that's exactly what came through last night uh the first goal you know the the nice turn the perfectlyweighted pass to joe's on dot with beautiful and then of course the forty care he said the nice turn yet he turns so sharply and then he slammed by like four defenders and slid it through the needle detroit the needle right into right into jozies path mean look it was a good finish and he had a lot to do it was a very good finish and the keeper still got a little bit of it but while what a goal i'm going to be such a donny denounce over second go ahead uh if taylor novices plan you think he gets out there a quick enough to disrupt that more than what pemberton did i thought pemberton was really slow off his line and that is what allowed that to happen well look at you i hate that i am saying these words right you're doing the thing that i always do what rain on paroles breakdown goalkeeper i mean look it dempsey did everything right whether even if pemberton in all eu iraq they're right i still would have settled that's a good pass by dmc is you know so even if it had gone differently it's still great moment i just thought that look that was costa rica's number two goalkeeper last night i thought that may have been a moment where that showed kudos to you you've been paying attention use right should have been i love when you're talk down to me it's my favorite thing.

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"rica" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"rica" Discussed on ESPN FC

"You get to the final third and he's the one who is capable of doing something that can change a moment from oh i got close but it to turn over two while that no a golf just happen uh and that's exactly what came through last night uh the first goal you know the the nice turn the perfectlyweighted pass to joe's on dot with beautiful and then of course the forty care he said the nice turn yet he turns so sharply and then he slammed by like four defenders and slid it through the needle detroit the needle right into right into jozies path mean look it was a good finish and he had a lot to do it was a very good finish and the keeper still got a little bit of it but while what a goal i'm going to be such a donny denounce over second go ahead uh if taylor novices plan you think he gets out there a quick enough to disrupt that more than what pemberton did i thought pemberton was really slow off his line and that is what allowed that to happen well look at you i hate that i am saying these words right you're doing the thing that i always do what rain on paroles breakdown goalkeeper i mean look it dempsey did everything right whether even if pemberton in all eu iraq they're right i still would have settled that's a good pass by dmc is you know so even if it had gone differently it's still great moment i just thought that look that was costa rica's number two goalkeeper last night i thought that may have been a moment where that showed kudos to you you've been paying attention use right should have been i love when you're talk down to me it's my favorite thing.

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