27 Burst results for "Scottish Government"

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:34 min | 2 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"And the attacks against you are because you're an investigative journalist. It's because you're a Muslim. It's because you're a woman. So phrases like prostitute and the horrific death threats and rape threats. Is it true that you wrote a letter to be published in case of your death? I did. I did. I left a letter with my brother and a friend of mine, just in case something would happen to me. I wanted the letter to be published across newspapers, because that's a legit fear that I have and that that's a legit view that I had a couple of days ago. And what have you written in a letter? Sorry, what did you write in the letter? It's painful. It's extremely painful. It's a letter of dejection. It's a letter of hopelessness where I have lost faith and not just the not just the government of the day, but the people in my country and my fellow journalists and that's to sum up the letter. In case something was to happen to me. And rona, I also read that your 75 year old father suggested that you will leave the country. Would you? Would you consider leaving if you're under so much threat? No, I would never yes. My 75 year old father who's also been made a co accused in my cases and suffers from dementia when does not he does. He's extremely proud of my work and he has suggested that I leave the country, but the point is there are a lot of people in the country who plays great trust in me and me leaving the country at this point of time. It would be a betrayal of their faith in me and my journalism. So that is not an option that I would like to consider. We've run out of time subtly, but thank you very much for joining me on women's hour this morning. Thank you so much. 8 four 8 four four is the number to text. Now this week, a misogyny act for Scotland created exclusively for women has been recommended to the Scottish government by baroness Helena Kennedy QC following a year of chairing the misogyny and criminal justice in Scotland working group..

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The Vaccine, Mask Mandates House of Cards Is Falling

The Larry Elder Show

01:32 min | 4 months ago

The Vaccine, Mask Mandates House of Cards Is Falling

"Let me just read you a few headlines, shall we? This is from world net daily. Government data referring to the Scottish government, government data show that free less likely to get COVID. First paragraph, data released by the Scottish government show people who have been vaccinated with two or three doses of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are more likely to become infected. Be hospitalized or die than people who are unvaccinated. This is from Reuters, headline. Dana study, Danish study finds face masks provide limited protection to wearer. This from Bloomberg. UK study fails to prove masks work in schools. New York magazine liberal, the science of masking kids at school remains uncertain. CBS, channel 42, this is in Alabama. Health experts warrant to stop wearing cloth masks. And New York Supreme Court judge has struck down, stricken down has stricken down. Yeah, I think it's right. Has stricken down. Democrat government mask mandate. Don't send me any emails telling me that I use bad grammar. And a whole bunch of parents, students in schools in Illinois have found lawsuits against the mask mandate. This is what's going

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"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:16 min | 4 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"And advancing trans rights were seen purely through the lens of people who claim a transgender identity with no consideration given to the potential impact on women. So women's groups were not invited to give evidence that there has been a more recent inquiry where it was more balanced in terms of who came forward. So the concern is that this dynamic is still in play and that women's concerns are not being listened to by the minister. And just to clarify, when you talk about women's concerns that women's rights groups what do you mean by that? Well, there's an emerging set of fairly recently formed grassroots women's groups who are concerned about the principle of gender self identification and what that means for existing women's rights, particularly enshrined in the accordion act 2010. Do you consider yourself a campaigner as part of that? Well, I think the three of us two of us are former civil servants and one is a criminologist. And we're very probably our kind of uniting interest is an interest in the policy making process. But we absolutely start from a principle that we believe that sex matters in policy and law making. And your organization is based on women's sex based rights. But at the moment, I don't think we ever anticipated that we would be doing this work for years down the line. We all have other interests in different parts of public policy, higher education, criminology. But we have found ourselves in this sport. And with that interest in how policy is made and also your background as you say is a former civil servant. These groups as you define as women's rights groups, where they invite it by the minister to come in. Well, that's not very clear. I mean, the way that the response we have in Scottish government was word. It was that they had accepted any request for meetings with the minister. I mean, this is, I suppose, that's the issue of just a pause on that for a moment..

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"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

04:18 min | 4 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"Easy situations to be in, but I'm very much against those that argue that anyone who calls out abuse in any community must be inherently racist for doing so. But on the other hand, I'm also going to call out those who challenge who take up issues such as sports marriage or all of these violence for their own political agenda. A racist agendas were to instrumentalize these for political agendas. So I think it's being alert to those kinds of pitfalls at the same time. Pregnant. I could keep talking to you for the rest of the hour, but we do have to call our time to an end sadly. But I hope you're at least getting some kind of celebratory cake or biscuit or tea or something lovely today. It's a funny old time because we're not all together with our colleagues a lot. But I hope we can keep talking because it doesn't sound like you're anywhere near giving up any of your fights, even if you're stepping down as director of south hall black sisters pregnant Patel, thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much. All the best there. Message is coming in a message from Rachel. Excellent analysis of the problems with identity politics by pregnant Patel from south of black sisters and women's are this morning. Pragma Patel another one here from eve's charity cutting through the noise and nonsense and true to the fight against sexism racism and religious fundamentalisms. We owe her and sapp's blood sisters so much. Feminism and emancipatory movement, but not only women identity politics is a barrier, some messages to that effect wanted to read a bit of a flavor to our conversation there with pregnant while keeping going with campaigns and with lobbying and what's going on perhaps behind the scenes. How widely is the Scottish government consulting on its plans to allow people to legally change sex without a medical diagnosis? The SNP included reform of the gender recognition act in its 2021 election manifesto committing to work quote with trans people, women, equality groups, legal and human rights experts to identify the best and most effective way to improve and simplify the process by which a trans person can obtain legal recognition so that trauma associated with that process is reduced. But a new freedom of information request has shown that the minister with responsibility for this area a woman called shona Robinson has met with 5 groups representing trans rights since last May's election and two public bodies, but no women's rights groups according to the woman who put in the request who I'm now joined by the former civil servant Lisa McKenzie from Murray Blackburn Mackenzie, which is an Edinburgh based policy analysis collective. I should say we did ask the Scottish government for a representative to come on the program. But no one was made available. I do have a statement to which I will come. Lisa McKenzie good morning. Good morning. I wanted to start by asking why are you submitted this freedom of information request in the first place? Well, I think my colleagues and I looked at the manifesto commitments that the SNP carried in 2021. And found it quite heartening it promised a deliberative process for coming settling upon proposals for reforming the gender recognition act. You've just read out the commitment. It's very open ended. So we wanted to know what had happened in the 8 months since the election who had the minister met with. Because it's important to see that the draft legislation is due to land in the Scottish parliament any week now. So the deliberative process is closing in terms of time..

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"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

04:57 min | 4 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"And, you know, he could be a pain in the backside when he wanted to be. He was no angel. It's true. But, you know, he was such a big presence in so many people's lives. It's not until you've lost somebody like that that you realize just how big a circle he influenced or was part of. And, you know, there is a huge hole that can never be filled. Well, hazel, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to me and all of us today. Okay, thank you very much for giving me the chance. Hazel hunt there. One of the military mothers who's come together to write to her majesty, the queen over the extreme displeasure that Tony Blair set only Blair has been given a knighthood, she lost her 21 year old son private Richard hunt, who'd been in the army for less than two years when he became the 200th British soldier to die in the war in Afghanistan in 2009..

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"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

09:12 min | 6 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"Actually start to build up a kind of corpus of knowledge around this stuff. So that's one sort of thing. The second set of things is actually about, I think, yeah, the resources that are providing for schools, you know, really important. I mentioned earlier the recognition that we have that AI presents particular challenges for children and young people. And so helping them to understand what these technologies mean for them. And the sensitivities and risks about them, we run a really great event with colleagues from across European countries a couple of weeks back. And there's a really good question I asked about just what are the particular risks for children around these technologies and I think if you think back to growing up with the Internet and data driven technologies, the kind of exhaust gas and data that you have as a young person chart your whole life course don't wish to be too forward but I suspect nobody on this call has quite grown up from birth and lived their entire lives online in quite the way that children young people are today. And what that means for them in terms of the impact that the way that data might be used for them, I think is something that we need to help them through. And yeah, the wider public commuting engagement as well that we're developing and finally our point to that story I play but right, which isn't just a resource for businesses and organizations. It's a resource for citizens that they can pick up and use. But very much the governance that we've set up around the AI alliance that we have in Scotland does have that community element as well. So there's a whole range of things. And it's really fantastic to see actually how well people are engaging with us. So it is an issue and a subject that certainly excites a lot of interest from citizens, which is brilliant. Yeah, that is great to hear. You know, and having these conversations is wonderful as well, because it helps everybody know, hey, you do have a strategy. Let's discuss it. And definitely read it, as I mentioned, we'll link to it in the show notes. And I encourage our listeners to check that out. Because there is no one central location for AI either. Lots of different regions have a lot to contribute across the world. And that's one thing that we have noticed for the past for coming on 5 years that we've had our podcast. It's really been international. And we like to talk to people from all over the world about how they're doing things. So whenever we have interviews, we always end our podcast with the same question because we love to hear the responses that we get and sometimes we have general themes, but no two responses are ever the same, and that's why we love this question so much. As a final note, what do you believe the future of AI is in general? And its application to organizations, governments, and beyond. Yeah, that is a very interesting question, isn't it? And you have to publish a compilation of the answers someday because I'm sure it would be it would be exciting listening. So I guess I think particularly in higher risk applications, I see it being very much a supportive technology. So keeping humans in the loop and essentially enhancing human agency and making our working lives more productive and more rewarding, but because I do think there are risks that we need to pay attention to and many of these are kind of well rehearsed in media misinformation. Around entrenching bias, and I think we start to see emerging deep differentiators in the world. It was interesting your comment that everybody's got something to add. But I also can see that the almost like blocks in terms of the thinking around these issues emerging globally and the different approaches that governments and supranational organizations are taking to managing those issues. So I think it's quite interesting to see that happening. And I think therefore in a free society, the potential for AI to be pervasive and help us unlock productivity in societal benefits. Does need to see us developing that trust and confidence in our communities and the potential to use approaches like synthetic data to enable new applications whilst protecting confidentiality of citizens, I think, is a really exciting opportunity. That helps to see our way through some of those sensitivities around trust and privacy and protection. So yeah, I think we can get it right. I think AI will help us to tackle some of those big challenges. I think on a mundane level, you know, it'll help us with kind of automation and greater efficiency and that kind of thing. But I think given the challenge we are facing into such as climate change, I think the potential to help us a lot better use of resources make better decisions about where to make investments and understand really complex issues, I think that's where I'd love to see some really exciting applications coming through in a pretty confident they will be. That's fantastic. I know that we are looking forward to the same application. So it's Kathleen mentioned. It's always great to hear these different perspectives on this question as to where we see the future of AI going. And I do like the focus on privacy and these issues around trustworthiness and ethics. People are becoming much more aware of their data footprint in this world. They're aware of both the positive uses of data. It's as I have mentioned on so many other podcasts, it's so interesting that the number of people that are following public health measures and data measures that you would never would think. You know, the average family is tracking things like our values and hospitalization rates and vaccination rates and we're keeping eye on these measures. Of course, it would be nice if we had learned in a much, much younger age, things were on statistics and what matters and significance. Because sometimes people use numbers and they're not so sure about the proper context of this. This is part of a data literacy, which hopefully is making its way more into the elementary school. So these are really interesting. People are becoming more aware of it, and they're aware of both the positive use. And then, of course, the negative uses things are coming out about that. And so there's more attention and awareness. And I think having that as part of the foundation for the Scottish government AI strategy and the framework and some of the things you mentioned, the NPF and this AI playbook even that you mentioned very interested in seeing these things up to the extent that we can share those if we have available, we will make sure that we link to them in our show notes. And yeah, even if you're a small business working in the retail industry in Colombia, you should still be paying attention to what the Scottish AI government is doing with its strategy because we are participating in this global environment. This global economy and this need to make mistakes or to try to reinvent the wheel. So that's where we are really thankful. So on that note, I really want to thank so much our featured guest here. For sharing with us, Albert King, the chief data officer at the Scottish government, we are so thrilled to have you participate and be part of the AI today podcast. Thanks so much for having me on. It's been fantastic speaking to you today. Yeah, thanks so much for joining us today. And listeners, if you've enjoyed listening to this podcast, please make sure to rate us on iTunes, Google Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. As always, we'll post any articles and concepts discussed in the show notes, including a link to the Scottish AI strategy, as well as cognitive country level strategy report. That's available for free to all cog access subscribers. And if you're not a cog access subscriber, reach out and help you get on board with a cog access subscription. So thanks for listening. And we'll catch you at the next podcast. And that's a wrap for today. To download this episode, find additional episodes and transcripts, subscribe to our newsletter and more. Please visit our website at cognitive dot com. Join the discussion in between podcasts on the AI today Facebook group and make sure to join the cognitive Facebook page for updates on this and future podcasts. Also subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, Google Play and elsewhere to get notified of future episodes. Want to support this podcast and get your message out to our listeners, then become a sponsor. We offer significant benefits for AI today sponsors, including promotion and the podcast and landing page, an opportunity to be a guest on the AI Today Show. For more information on sponsorship, visit the cognitive website and click on the podcast link. This sound recording and its contents is copyright by cognitive. All rights reserved. Music by matsu grabos. 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"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

08:25 min | 6 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"That was kind of the genesis of it. And that led us into a process of developing the strategy with a really strong emphasis on engagement. So across a cross section of Scottish society, and what mattered to them, bringing a lot of expert voices together as well to advise us on that. And not just from within Scotland but from across the UK and perspectives from outside of our own ecosystem. One of things I'm always very keen to have is a bit of challenge and perspective from outside our own our own ecosystem. So that's one reason why it's great to have these kind of conversations. So yeah, the message that came through were pretty clear that there are those fears and that people citizens Scotland are looking for us to take action to address those and to make sure that the adoption of these technologies is trustworthy, ethical and inclusive and that's the vision that we have for our strategy. But also, and I think this is something that I was particularly pleased about that there was a consistent optimism as well that if we do get that right that this technology can really unlock so some real benefits for us for our society and our economy. So yeah, that led us to have that focus on trust ethics and inclusivity. And I think when we did the launch of strategies, as you say in March, 2021, and I was delighted to see how much it resonated with society, but also with those who joined us from around the world to talk to us about the strategy when we launched it from New Zealand from Europe. From the countries and indeed from the U.S. and clearly what we're saying there has resonated with people here and elsewhere, which is fantastic. Yeah, you know, it's interesting, too, because AI has been around for many decades and actually the UK has been thought leader in artificial intelligence for quite some time. I mean, Alan Turing, you know, and so those concepts back in the 1950s, 40s and 50s, you know, I mean, it's been around for quite some time. And I know that the UK in particular broadly has had a focus on ethical being a leader and ethical responsible AI. So I really enjoyed when we read the strategy that you're focusing on that as well. For our listeners that have not had a chance to look at the strategy or if they'd like to look at it a little bit deeper, we will link to it in the show notes and I definitely encourage you to check it out. But with this strategy, can you talk more about the strategies goal of motivating Scotland to become a leader in the development and use of trustworthy ethical and inclusive AI, maybe what that means and how you want to go about doing that? Yeah, absolutely. So as a thing earlier, the strategy and that focus really reflect views from across society and that reflects I think the fact that that trust ethics and inclusivity is vital to see adoption. And I just want to be clear that that's not a defensive position. Ethics being ethical trustworthy inclusive is not a defense position or indeed nice to have. It's fundamental to adoption and public services and economy. This is a necessary condition to unlock that potential. So I think that would be sort of starting point to this. And I think the key to successful be the work we're doing to move beyond the principle. So our strategy for those who are hopeful go and go and read it, we'll see that our vision will then be guided by a set of principles that we've adopted. And again, looking to be as internationally outward looking as we can with adopted the OECD's principles on trustworthy AI and UNICEF's guidance on AI for children as well, which was a particular focus actually in the strategy given that we recognize the particular challenges that AI brings for children. But going beyond those principles, which will guide us to actually provide the tangible approaches that instantiate those principles in the way that practitioners folks who are developing these technologies and deploying them actually do that and the way that citizens and public services are going to actually apply those principles and practice. And so the key thing that we're doing there is we're taking those and using to form the development of our AI playbook, which we're going to publish in spring next year. And that's going to be the thing that's going to really, what's going to be informed by the needs of our stakeholders first and foremost is going to bring that real understanding of the application of those principles to real world use cases. It's also going to be something that will continue to iterate over. Because neither the technology nor public attitudes are static in this space. And so we're really opening candid about that. But it will enable people, as you said, businesses and citizens in our economy to really understand how they can apply this technology in ways which are trustworthy ethical and inclusive. Yeah, that's incredibly important. And as you mentioned, ethics and responsible AI should not be an afterthought. I know one of the things that we do, especially in our training and certification, I know our listeners know this, that we focus a lot on doing AI rights. And doing AI is kind of an interesting two sided coin. There's the one part of running AI projects the right way because there are so many failures for AI project in a misaligned expectations, challenges around data quality and data quantity. Many issues around biting off too much honestly trying to boil the ocean. These are all these sort of ten main reasons why AI projects fail. And by the way, a little bit of foreshadowing for our podcast listeners, we will actually be doing a podcast series and include all of our listeners to stay subscribed because we will be doing a series on each one of these common failure modes for AI kind of more of an educational band for our audience. But as mentioned, you know, in our training and certification on the CPM AI methodology, which, as you know, is a best practices methodology for running AI projects. Ethics and responsibility I must be considered at the very first steps because it's an issue of trust, as you mentioned, if you can't trust the system that you're depending on for algorithmic decision making for predictive analytics for detecting anomalies or detecting patterns for recognizing people or individuals with an images for the conversations you have with them, if you can't trust the systems and you will just not use the technology or you'll resist it or you'll apply it in inappropriate ways or trust it in ways that should not be trusted. So this is very, very key and critical and for our listeners, if you are interested in learning more about that training and certification, we do encourage you to go to courses dot cognitive dot com. That's courses dot COG and ILY, TI, CA dot com. But picking up on that note, which is a really around education and knowledge and training and all that sort of stuff. How do you see this question for you? How do you see the Scottish government's AI strategy helping those who are trying to put AI into practice, the Scottish companies or the individuals, the citizens who are using or interacting with the AI technology, how are you seeing helping increase the knowledge around AI and also helping companies or organizations or government agencies build more trustworthy and ethical and responsible AI systems? So I'll answer that in a second, but just reflect on something you point you just made day riding really interesting content that you're talking about there. I think your point about ethics need to be considered rightly, so indeed actually throughout a project because the nature of these technologies means that it's not like a once and done thing. It's throughout the life cycle of a project is a great one. And actually, I was just thinking about the way we responded to the COVID crisis. A lot of which was sort of data driven, right? And new data driven technologies and actually one of the three principal elements to our data driven response. One was around the platforms and technology has around the capability in the data. And the third actually was around the ethics and making sure that even when we're having to work at pace and.

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"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

08:34 min | 6 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

"The AI today podcast produced by cognac cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from cognitive analysts and guest experts. Hello, and welcome to the AI today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen mulch. And I'm your host Ronald mills are in. Thank you for joining us again on our AI today podcast. We are now in our 5th season. That is we've been recording for over four years. We celebrated our fourth anniversary earlier this month in September of 2021 if you're listening to us later on. And well over 200 plus episodes. And we've been focusing on the challenges and the issues of making AI work within enterprises and organizations of all types. And you've heard us interview organizations from large banks and financial service institutions, pharmaceutical companies, especially in the past year as they've been going through the pandemic and really reworking their organizations from top to bottom. And as well as, as well as government organizations in the United States federal state and local level internationally Protestant review, lord Tim Clement Jones, the UK House of lords and Australian folks in Hungarian folks and companies in countries from all around the world. It's very interesting that we're all kind of moving this shipped forward. It's actually kind of nice how international artificial intelligence truly is. And that there really isn't such a centricity of the technology as maybe there has been what social media and other things Silicon Valley centric or computing and that's where stuff. New AI is really properly very international. And it is on that sort of note that I am really thrilled to introduce our guest presenter a guest host sorry guest. Featured guest for our AI today podcast. And that is Albert King, who is the chief data officer of the Scottish government. We are sort of thrilled totally thrilled to have him here. So thank you so much Albert for joining us on AI today podcast. Well, I am delighted to be here on apparently in such exalted company as well, what a treat. So excited to be here. Yeah, we're excited to have you today and for this interview. So we'd like to start by having you introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about your background and also about your current role at as CDO of the Scottish government. Our listeners know that we have produced country level strategy reports on how different countries their AI adoption and their AI strategy. And so we're really excited to have you here to share what Scotland is doing as well. So yeah, so please introduce yourself to our listeners. Yeah, thanks very much. So I'm essentially my job is to make real Scottish government's vision for data that you systematically to save time money and lives and that's all about contributing to making Scotland wealthier fairer and greener. So no small job then. And so is the center of excellence with data in government, my teams are committed to helping us realize that vision. And that's really through, I guess, three things through the platforms that we've provide to support the sort of end to end data journey for analysts across government and public bodies in Scotland. Secondly, really about providing specialist expertise and analytical skills, particularly in areas where those difficult to acquire or particular kind of deep expertise. And thirdly, really around providing the policies and governance that we've put in place to deliver all of that. So I would look at peace. So yeah, as I say, we're making that vision real through the services we provide in the policy and strategies we create and deliver. Ultimately, then to help us to achieve the outcome set out in our national performance framework. So full disclosure on the date professional to trade. So I would tinker with all this technology just for fun if people like me, but it turns out it's really about the ultimately the social economic and environmental value that's creates. And the national performance framework. So our purpose as a government to create a more successful country in Scotland and interestingly actually picking up on some of what you were saying earlier. I definitely think this is an agenda where we can connect apart from the other things I said about wealthier fair and greener to that international agenda because this is really and one of the things that is really clear is that there are challenges around this technology that really do have that international dimension to that opportunity to demonstrate our international contribution and that we're not we're looking at nation language very important as well. So linking all of that back then to AI that is a big feature of our AI strategy that NPF at national performance framework woven through it connects those outcomes and it really is the AI strategy really is about putting people and society at its heart and achieving those outcomes through the adoption and use of that particular sort of data driven technology. So yeah, it's fantastic. And that's really very interesting. I think our listeners might be really very interested in the NPF the national performance framework because people are looking for frameworks in general to help guide whether they're multinational organizations and agencies or their country level agencies or organizations or even businesses of all types and sizes. We're all trying to figure out how to really make data really work in a way that's beneficial to the organization and to our customers and to our citizens and to everyone in the society. And I think that's an interesting place now. People are paying much more attention to data. I think nowadays, did the average person that we might have in the past. And as meant as Kathleen mentioned, we have covered AI strategies from Afghanistan Zimbabwe and every country in between, you know, Botswana and Cape Verde and Colombia and Hungary and it's interesting. Really, most nations are thinking about their countries positioning with regards to AI at the production or the consumption level. So in March of 2021, earlier this year, we know that Scotland published its own AI strategy and we talked a little bit about that just now. But maybe you could tell our listeners a little bit about sort of what led up to the creation. And a little bit about the strategy as well as to kind of how Scotland feels it's participating in playing within this global ecosystem of data forward organizations. Yeah, thanks. Yeah, so the background AI strategy, I guess. And the genesis of it, if you like, it was a recognition of first of all some strengths, maybe that Scotland has an AI, so we've got excellent research institutions here in Scotland. University in Scotland do some of the often recognized in top rankings for research. There was also a sort of piece around the innovative companies that we've got in Scotland. So really transforming, I guess the potential that that research creates into the economic value and also actually innovative public services that are looking to adopt this technology. And as you know, as you were saying, turn the technology into real, in this case, social value. But there was also a recognition of the risks and indeed fears that sometimes are associated with this technologies. And so that came together really, I guess, as the impetus that drove us to act and ministers are cabinet secretary for finance access to take forward the development of an AI strategy. I mean, really asking us to put citizens at the center of that to maximize the value for AI and really I suppose with the driving thinking that we would only see that value realized if it's adopted widely and underpinned by confidence and trust in the technology. So.

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"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

05:10 min | 6 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Woman's Hour

"And that his life chances are best when he's in a secure long-term placement. Ellen, thank you for talking to us today. And then a Bradford there. And she would Armstrong Brown from adoption UK, the chief executive. We asked for responses from the Scottish government and moray council in response to the story of the Scottish government spokesman said the promise, which is part of the independent care review in Scotland 2020 made it clear that adoption has an important role in providing a permanent, loving nurturing home and set out that an adoption placement should not be the conclusion of support offered to adoptive families. All local authorities have a statutory duty to provide support to adoptive families. This approach is supplemented by a Scottish government commitment to invest 500 million pounds over the life of this parliament. This ensure families can access support where and when they need it and a spokesperson for the council, so they can't comment on individual cases, but they set out the support available to adoptive families in the area saying we offer a three day adoption preparation course, which we encourage respect to the doctors to attend before making an application so they can hear firsthand from a doctor's and adoptees about the realities. After an adoption order is made, it's the choice of the adoptive parents as to whether the support continues, adoption support is available in mirai at any time and can be accessed by contacting the social work department. Well, the first now, in a new woman's series called under pressure, which examines how relationships change when put under strain. Zoe and James in this one talk about how Ed, which is what they call Zoey's eating disorder, has affected them since they got together as a couple when they're at school. So he's anorexia was atypical meaning her weight wasn't low, but she was in the grip of anorexia or the behaviors and disordered thinking with her, her body was under terrible stress, and she was regularly collapsing. Only James was really aware of what was going on, a fact which put their relationship under extra pressure. Our reporter Joe Morris went to meet Zoe and James and lincolnshire and James started with a memory. It's just so weird looking back at it. Chuck in how hard it all was, however relentless it all was..

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"scottish government" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

06:40 min | 9 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"Next saturday marks twenty years since the september the eleventh attacks. We're still living with some of the consequences. Wanna stop by as guarantees. A briefly share their memories many ti. Remember where you were and what you initially thought i do. I was in school or is eight. So i didn't hear about it until i came out of school. A my mom had actually had some kind of knee surgeries. So she was at home and watching. The news was all happening. Live so i kind of got a second hand account from her. And i think i was maybe too young to kind of understand the implications at the time. I remember thinking this is really bottle. People have died on sweetie scary. But will i do. Vividly remembers the allow people in my community telling each other be caf alled gas side especially if uvira scarf and there was a definite sense of kind of fear in these lama. Community oversee birmingham is quite dog about us. And i don't think i necessarily foul any direct impacts didn't experience any kind of racism but i do a lot of stories anecdotally around that time. Which is the kind of biggest takeaway for me. I mean obviously islamophobe existed before then and there are different components to it. How i mean. It's very difficult to do the counterfactual here but how much of a part to you think. Nine eleven in its aftermath. Sort of plays yeah. I think he can definitely tie the roots of the current version of islamophobia to nine eleven. What i have read open toed out of is prior to nine eleven. The racism was in a way much more. It's simple it was more to do. With kind of the directly the color of your skin entity with different misunderstanding on in terms of integration. I don't really like the phrase but in terms of integration we were closer to the acceptance of an existing british. Muslim population actually belong. Tear an after nine eleven. You had a population. In the general population that was basically told be afraid of muslims. Be wary look suspicious behavior. Which was based on stereotypical identifiers. And same time. You also have the state increasingly policing the muslim population which fed into this kind of leap of mistrust and fia. I'm the the idea that muslims just don't have a place don't belong here can be removed from here and then i think after that you know the slurs violence changed quoting a muslim a terrorist or insinuating that the religion is in heavenly violent accrue is now established form of racism that exists outside of skin color and i think the route so basically alex are your memories. I was working at the trading. At the time we had a big Press release coming up. I don't even remember what it was four but we were upstairs in the press office and it had this sort of glass meeting room in the middle of the press office and the wall behind me was filled with massive flat screens. That handle the news feeds on. You have to remember how unusual. there's big flat screens. Where at the time never mind a whole wall of them and suddenly the color drained from the face of everyone that was sitting on the other side of the table. Who could see the flat screens. Ed glass and we all turned around and so that they were all showing the same footage of the tower smoke billing from the tower and time compressed weirdly. I don't know how much time went by. But as we were watching in more and more people started gathering in the press sweet because it had the screens and the news The second plane flew into the other tower. And he was. I think at that point that everyone knew that this wasn't some horrible accident. Joan what were you doing. I was attending a meeting of this. Gosh cabinet scottish government cabinet at policy of the scottish government's that time and i actually morning picked up keys to a new house of moving into In family i along queen street turned up at view house charlotte square for the for the meeting of this cabinet. Then we found out the plane flown into the the twin tower. So i actually spent. Didn't attend cabinet that aspect. They spent lost undrafted emotion than scotia. Parlin asta that day in in in locking austin commiserations from the scottish parliament to marking the actor actor tower. An how quickly did the government grasp some of the implications like the fact that there would be military action taken by by the us oversee. Everybody was just shocked on a human level but like how quickly people pricing like what this could mean Politically so the scotch coming off. The vault in in foreign affairs bought. It was obvious from colleagues in number ten. this was going to be an invocation. With of article. Five the nato treaty therefore nature troops would be involved because once george bush The bush made the speech where he said that the sikh terrorists they seek other on those who harbor terrorists would be the enemy that it was clear. And i don't know what we knew about. Walk the implications for intention where british troops would be going alongside nato troops you. They'll be military action arising from this because this was an n. No seen as a tony blair spoke to the t. c. To rick speeches on riot riot completely new one and so the the fact that politics for changing the innocent the symbol of globalization seven four seven being flown into another symbol of globalization. The twin towers something world historical was happening and nothing was going to be the same after that. I remember it clearly the stages of comprehension. Because i was meant to be i was at the mercury music prize. Who whether we setting up. And i was meant to be interviewing Furry animals and i was waiting for the downstairs and a security guard just mentioned our planes flying into the twin towers. And i remember him. Just go bloody american pilots just like it was an accident and then because of various things like no phone signal waiting for the interview..

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"scottish government" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts

UK Column Podcasts

04:23 min | 11 months ago

"scottish government" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts

"Mean that they get sent home from school at means. Probably their entire year gets sent home from school. And of course what happened next was The bbc at for example yesterday On women's are was Promoting generating promoting the idea that children need to be vaccinated because The children big central from school is causing problems for single parents in particular who generally women So it's all building nicely into a narrative but Maybe people need to be paying a bit more attention to what is being used as part of these tests. Maybe we shouldn't be using tests could begin in this way in the first place. I just wanted to just move on from this one. Actually just give me one second. And we'll head to scotland at david speaking of schools Here is what is going on here. Partly we've got what people being monitored within schools for the types of things that are being said well he would have. This is education. Scotland and the scottish government and so briefing to education providers and senior management within schools so senior leaders on at warns that during the pandemic we have seen a significant decline in prevent referrals as the anti-terror system has ruled out into school. So so fewer people are being revealed to prevent. You would think this is a good thing but nolde this means a bad thing in the in the eyes of the government raising concerns about the welfare of vulnerable children young people. It is important that settings consider the radicalization consents particularly. Children and young people may have been exposed to disinformation misinformation and conspiracy. Theories sometimes called fake news as extremists seek to exploit covert nineteen to spread hateful narrators and increase mistrust in division. You actually have to one the psychological condition of the passing. That writes this garbage. 'cause they're not well. That's a bizarre. So few people few children are being being referred to prevent on the assumption as well. This means that the radicalization is going on unaddressed. So the gordon. Any list the specifics. All of the of the nasty radicalization that might be surrounding the couvert name teen narrative On the list. Anti semitic conspiracies blaming the jewish community for spreading virus. I honestly never have thought of that one. I thought it was a chinese to them. We'll get chinese claims. The british muslims of a floated social distancing rules and spread the virus narratives provoke promoting anti-chinese hatred like dash inspired daish inspired narratives claiming. The pandemic is divine punishment for the wests. sinful behaviour. extreme right-wing conspiracies claiming the society's collapse. And then the right wing. Tanner ism can accelerate is an inciting social. Never had that one either way. The conspiracy theories relating to five g. a. test and protected antibiotics which could be detrimental to public health messaging. So if you're saying something that disagrees with the government's public health messaging. These people are rolling you into a group with antisemites On islamic far-right on Onto chinese conspiracy. Theories is a very bizarre little bit of advice from scottish government so the then go on to give specific advice as to what we should do on the list. I'm at places where advice can be. Go on avoiding all of this nasty disinformation fake news. So the they've got several bbc channels bbc real news channels. Which teach you how to Enhance you your digital literacy.

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Scottish Government Sets Stage for Another Independence Vote

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00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Scottish Government Sets Stage for Another Independence Vote

Nicola Sturgeon is unfit to lead Scotland, Alex Salmond tells inquiry

The Briefing

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Nicola Sturgeon is unfit to lead Scotland, Alex Salmond tells inquiry

"Alex salmond says nicholas. Sturgeon government isn't fit to lead scotland. His appearance was hotly anticipated and his words were damning. An accent has claimed. The leadership of scotland has failed the country and he suggested it's not fit to lead it to independence more than four hours. He gave evidence to a hollywood inquiry. It's examining the scottish government's botched investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. The former first minister set personnel rather than institutions. Were at fault you can read about what he's called a calculated and deliberate suppression of key evidence and we have a blow by blow account in our politics live blog.

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Alex Salmond tells Holyrood inquiry Scotland's leadership has failed

The Briefing

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Alex Salmond tells Holyrood inquiry Scotland's leadership has failed

"Appearance was hotly anticipated and his words were damning. An accent has claimed. The leadership of scotland has failed the country and he suggested it's not fit to lead it to independence more than four hours. He gave evidence to a hollywood inquiry. It's examining the scottish government's botched investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him. The former first minister set personnel rather than institutions. Were at fault

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"scottish government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"scottish government" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Virginia and his Good South found 95 Better truck accident yesterday knew the Rappahannock Bridge and today they're doing guard rail work, but you can get through it now from garage door repaired. Com W E Mail STORM ART seven. Forecasters expect a few morning no showers and flurries north and west of the sea. Sunshine After about lunchtime. The high 41 degrees still a gusty afternoon wind tomorrow mostly sunny sky High 45 degrees at the end of the week. Friday. We're close to 50, another weather maker, bringing rain showers to the area. I'm ABC. 7 M. All just Veronica Johnson and this moment, seven Weather Center. Right now in the nation's capital, 34 degrees 5 47 w E Mail. Vince, you talk about how CNN needs. You know that that demon the boogeyman of Donald Trump in order to survive and in order to get ratings because their audience just has been feeding on that for five years that defeating what a horrible person Donald Trump is, and now they're not getting that fixed anymore. Well, it seems as if they're not the only ones believe it or not. The Scots are going after Trump Scott's meaning, like the Scottish, the Scottish government, but not all of them. Certain aspects of the Scottish government members of parliament are going there debating today they're going to vote on whether to pass what's called an unexplained wealth order. Heck, which is it's non binding and it would put pressure on Nicola Sturgeon. Nicola Sturgeon's.

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"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Listening because I just charted some of the achievements of the Scottish government delivering on behalf of the people of Scotland, Mr Speaker, no apology and not a greats from this prime minister. His attack on devolution wasn't just the slip of the tongue. It was he slipped off the Tory mask. Cousin between Westminster and the Scottish people has never been bigger. We know that these were not just flippant remarks when Scotland faces the biggest threat to devolution with the Tory power grab, bill, you hear factors. Scotland has been completely ignored by Westminster. We know fees on extreme Brexit, a program on another round of 40 cuts all being imposed against her will for by Tory government that we You didn't vote for. Isn't that the case Mr Speaker that the real disaster facing the people of Scotland is another 20 years of Westminster government? Isn't it clearer than ever that the only way the only way Mr Speaker to protect Scotland's interests are parliament on our place, and you know it is for Scotland to become an independent country, Prime minister. But to speak of no e. I could not disagree with young remember more He is totally is totally wrong on bond. The U. K does other hole is far, far bigger, better and more important than what we could do A Z individual nations and regions And I think that actually, when you look at the way the UK has pulled together during this handed me the way they are. Services have worked to get testing throughout the whole of the UK the way These are the college team has been deployed across the UK good billions and billions that could be fined to help people across the whole of the UK businesses in Scotland. You want Norman and even I think that the UK has shown each value and will continue to show this fabulous is beginning when he talks about wanting to take a stop them back into the into the European Union is that it seems that he was he was saying just now what he should understand what the people of Scotland should understand is that is a massive Surrender of power by the people of Scotland Streak back to Brussels. Justus this country just the people of Scotland have taken it back again and power not just over many aspects of their lives and their English but of course, power to control Scottish fisheries as well on a low that will be lost under his program, and I may say I do. Hopefully it will commit the truck to the Scottish people. It was a program that was decisively rejected in 20. 14. I believe that is something that they would almost certainly reject again. This is speaking but is, he said before was certainly DuPont's message across so grand bragged a prime minister's question time from Wednesday. Thank you, Mr Speaker. Tens of thousands of jobs have already been lost in aviation on hundreds or thousands more Hang in the balance. Will my writing girlfriend through the industrial lifeline by making sure that the government task force reports in time for a testing regime to replace the current quarantine arrangements as we come out of this lot down on the third of December, Prime Minister Well, Mr Speaker that certainly working very fast to see if we can replace the kind quality arrangements for every category of self isolation. Medical camp last number for me. I don't know, but I'll keep my normal place informed the O.

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"scottish government" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast

The Highland Good Food Podcast

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"scottish government" Discussed on The Highland Good Food Podcast

"Yes yes that's it that's what we've been trying to do so our charity boosting up. We didn't need to set up anymore because no longer longer required. So that's very interesting. Change the has happened during covid that we move food fields that we don't need to try to convince people as much anymore. That food insecurity is imminent issue. But it's a current issue. It's happening right now. Npa people believe it now absolutely here. So that's one significant change that covid nineteen in mahfoud. What other changes. Have you seen in the work that you've been doing with foods in the last few months. Well we wanted to find out quite early with lockdown. how local residents how. Their behavior had changed during lockdown. What were they doing differently with. Regards to that food and access to food so we did a community survey and from the responses that we got back most people were now getting their food locally. They were buying it from local shops guessing local deliveries from the blackall. Dairy and stuff and courtroom square and things robertson's the foam shop in billions of that as well so lots of people living in the village who would normally have just gotten their car driven tesco in dingwall where instead accessing food from these local producers and normal people suddenly seemed to feel like these local producers were therefore more reliable they could. They could rely on them to get food to them. Are also this huge amazing feeling of community with food in particular. We got funding from the emergency funding from the scottish government. To distribute food postles to people who were really in dire need of help with the food and stuff a swap shop with other community groups. So it's made normal people. I would say so the general population near vote. It's made people consider actually getting food from local. Producers is more reliable during this difficult time then me putting myself into a dangerous potentially dangerous situation to supermarket and instead looking for these local solutions to food insecurity and it highlighted actually that the solutions will already a these. Were things that we've been arguing with food for. The last three is and other organizations like transition black oil and things have been arguing for years. We should be buying food. We should be supporting. Our local produces. What was really good. I think in all area. I don't know so much about other areas is that at least the supply was that i think probably the demand has completely gone over the supply. Now i knew the veg- books schemes and stuff a full completing area but at least we did have some kind of local food system already. Just people need to.

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"scottish government" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

National Secular Society Podcast

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"scottish government" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast

"And I, think maybe one consequence of it being a protected characteristic on a Paul with the Mutual Caracteristics it has become harder to discuss in critique religion, so criticism of Islam for example has really been extensively problema ties Islamophobic, but no religion should be on the scrutiny, criticism, or even contempt and I do understand that religion is often. It's very central to a person's identity nevertheless. I do think that needs to be greater recognition of of the difference between leagues. We should chosen and the other characteristics which which which aren't. Absolutely I mean especially. If you think about how you define a religious group, because I talking to various people being on this because. If you if you decide to group instance defined by a community leader about this individuals who may have slightly different beliefs. Within that group. So. It's it's not like a religious group is is obvious. Perhaps in the way, the disabilities is obvious something you can walk into or walk away from. Attorney stage, and therefore it's not something I mean again. Nobody should be hated for any reason. I think ultimately you know I. mean the the idea that that hate crime should be administered by an ever widening number of of protected characteristics is maybe the wrong direction to think of this in in general I mean. Maybe we should just have this notion that that a crime against somebody based on on on their identitat, which in itself does no harm to anybody else. Is it a crime there is. I think it's it's we are right to consider hate crime as a different sort of crime I mean you know their social work evidence that there is more manifest arm in being in being attacked because of your terrific rather than your number, just coming up into dark alleyway. I mean this is what we have aggregate aggravated offenses because that recognizes that when it's quarter person's identity. Yet, the home of that offense is greater so I think it will is already recognized in Lord in that way, but. Everyone as said. Should be protected from discrimination, harassment and threats and everybody in Scotland already is protected so I think we need much clearer that. The beliefs you hold, there can be criticized evening, the strongest most defensive end, even abusive terms, but individuals are worthy of protection. All individuals should be protected. And on that question of Balance Stephen Between. The right to freedom of speech on the right to protecting individuals. With we're talking now about the article ten of the human. Rights Act, which guarantees freedom of expression, but subject to restrictions, which necessary in a democratic society that's the task such as to prevent crime or to protect other people's right, so reputation male said the Scottish government I. Mean They presumably argued that the restrictions that they're trying to impose through this bill on necessary. But what drew the line between people's right to predict it on their right to expression, his is the Scottish government of filling necessary tests..

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For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties

Here & Now

01:56 min | 2 years ago

For Scotland and Northern Ireland, a Weakening of Ties

"There is Scotland and Northern Ireland places that did not want brexit. Will all of this renew calls for a referendum on Scottish independence. What does this really mean for unity? Well that's a very good point that the UK voted fifty two to forty eight to leave the European Union but the constituent parts of the United Kingdom notably Scotland Northern Ireland voted more or less sixty or sixty five sixty forty sixty five thirty five knots to leave and so to the United Kingdom threatens to become deeply this United Kingdom. You saw that last night and maybe remarkable for your listeners. Out of the fifty nine seats in Scotland Oakland at the Westminster Parliament fifty. Five of them were one by the Scottish National Party which is of course an independence supporting party and so the demand for Scottish independence is going to grow and what you see is a constitutional fight in which the Scottish members of parliament parliament from the Scottish National Party and the government which is the devolved assembly a bit like a stay of the closest equivalent America would be a state government but the Scottish government government which is elected to the devolved parliament in Scotland will be demanding a referendum whereas the Westminster Parliament and the UK government will be saying no. So you'll get to see real strange there and I suppose then it's also important that you mentioned Northern Ireland The hard won peace has been brokered a in large part because so many issues of identity and trade could be subsumed within a European identity. That's no longer possible. And so the the issue of how the mainland of the UK. The Great Britain trades with Northern Ireland. That is going to be a very toxic a source of attention. I fear the great dangerous that some of the worst of the troubles of the sixties and seventies comeback.

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"scottish government" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:34 min | 3 years ago

"scottish government" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"By those like those who were part of that Facebook page homeland security inspector general is investigating bill Rakoff CBS news the trump administration is denying that it's engaged in a policy of appeasement to North Korea by allowing that country to keep its nukes national security adviser John Bolton denied a New York times report suggesting the trump administration would settle for nuclear freeze by North Korea with a wood and new production of nuclear material but maintain its current nuclear arsenal he tweeted neither the NSC staff nor I have discussed or heard of any desire to settle for nuclear freeze by North Korea Paul reed reporting now there is a report president trump is interested in having a visit by the north Korean leader to the White House order in Portland speaks out about being attacked by leftist demonstrators sees dueling demonstrations included hundreds of liberal protesters but only a few dozen conservatives when conservative journalists and you know went to the liberal side a group of masked individuals kicked and punched him and peppered him with milkshakes that police say contained quick drying cement and video appears to show police failing to intervene here's a handy no on Tucker Carlson and when I thought it was over I was wrong I put my arms up to try to show my face as well as to signal to them that I was surrendering not I wasn't there to fight for that really signaled to them to be more aggressive Texas senator Ted Cruz called the attack a quote sickening criminal assault trees Gallagher reporting the US is threatening additional terrace on four billion dollars worth of European products in a dispute over aircraft subsidies the office of US trade says that they put on a list of possible products they range from all its two whiskey they could be subject to the new terrace Washington and the European Union to threaten terrace against each other over government subsidies after bowling and its European competitor Airbus got subsidies given to the US current and former Major League Baseball players are remembering LA angels pitcher Tyler stags the picture was found dead in North Texas hotel yesterday afternoon and fall play not suspected in his death there's a full solar eclipse today but this one's only viewable on another continent two years ago a solar eclipse viewable across much of the United States had untold thousands of people hyped holding watch parties and with every corner store selling special sunglasses this time the solar eclipse will only be viewable in parts of Chile and Argentina though NASA will be live streaming it for people to watch in the comfort and ocular safety of their own homes are on a mobile device if you'll be in South America and want to view it make sure you're wearing extra protective the sun glasses and don't look directly at the sun or for very long in Miami Evan brown at newsradio WFLA a California man's returning a library book that's nearly a half century overdue Patrick powers was cleaning out his garage last year when he found the book titled Hawaii cooks that he checked out from the library forty seven years ago he handle liver to to the whole wide library with a letter that read aloha I have an overdue book no word on how much he owes it's seven thirty six weather's next software come again the serial entrepreneur doing payroll is no longer a headache for our.

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Scotland wants to be the best place in the world for children to grow up

Liberty Talk Programming

02:37 min | 3 years ago

Scotland wants to be the best place in the world for children to grow up

"The Scottish government wants Scotland to be the best place in the world for children to grow up or escape. It has has said that most children and young people get all the help and support they need from their parents whiter, family and community. But sometimes they might need a bit of extra support as part of Kratz. Yes. Part as part of this getting it right for every child strategy that's in capital letters. So it's it's an organism organization. You threw me off. Yes. It's an acronym. Greek the I'm not an acronym. It's an acronym. Right. Greek the government proposed getting all children and young people from birth to eighteen years access to a named person under the children and young people Scotland act of twenty fourteen the law has been stolen. Oh, what a named person is the person that they named. It's a specific person. It's an individual. Sponsor for the site. I see has been due to come into force across the country. Several times. It says that the name person is intended to be a single point of contact a child or parents want information or advice, or if they wanna talk about worries and seek support. They would also be a point for contact for other services. If they have any concerns about a child's wellbeing. So they're basically a guardian ad light them that has appointed at birth all the way through and if at any point this named person who could be a midwife health visitor head teacher deputy headteacher guidance teacher, depending on the age of the child. So by the sounds of it sounds like the kid will move through graduate, two different types of named people and likely these people will have several kids under their purview at any given time. This is bureaucracy. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. Asian organizations such as a independent or grant aid and schools and the Scottish prison services for young people held in custody. We'll also have a legal requirement to make named person available to the children and young people in their care. The Scottish government says that children and families are likely to see little difference with the legislation merely formalizing the role that these professionals already have it's already happening. We've already stepped this far into your life. What does making it official now? I'm sure my kid won't have any problem with you know, the specific gardening ad-litem just pop it in and checking everything will be fine. Big brothers big sisters organization. Take a bowling. With everybody bullying, and then we're never going back to you.

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Scottish citys sustainability drive, means tackling toxic legacy first

UN News

05:34 min | 3 years ago

Scottish citys sustainability drive, means tackling toxic legacy first

"This is Matt wells at your news with more than half the world's population. Now living in urban areas is increasingly understood that cities can drive sustainable development. But that's not so easy in places where heavy industry has left a toxic legacy. That developers are willing to pay to clean up as Glasgow. Cancel leader. Susan Aitken told Daniel Johnson from your news. It's an economic commission for Europe or you NEC event in Geneva. She explained that despite the massive challenge the benefits could be enormous. Since the Scottish city has more spare land within its borders than any other major urban area in the United Kingdom in Glasgow. We are integrating hosing bringing together all sorts of different tenures. Whether that's social rented housing private rented or call ownership or people on their own homes, and our aim is to build new places and communities new housing developments whereby they're tenured blind is what we we are aiming for so no one knows no one can tell by. The quality of your home. Whether you rent your home air, whether your social event, whether you own your home, so people live next each other in exactly the same standard and quality of home, regardless of whether the owner or rented, one of the things that I thought was interesting you were talking about Glasgow building ghettoized communities of social housing. But now that's changing massively in terms of the sustainability in terms of the look of the house, the aesthetic and the efficiency, and that's what you're hoping is going to bring everyone into the sustainability drive. Yes, that's how we build we believe resilient unsustainable communities law school still suffers enormously. We have many people who live in poverty, and he'll have enormous challenges in their lives who we have enormous health inequalities in our city that we will not change that by having the poodle people and the people who suffer from the worst hails pushed out to the edge of the city all living together without the social supports that can be in place by having that mixed community without. The economy that's generated through different types of people from different backgrounds coming together, and creating that more dynamic local economic circumstance. These was will then help to support social Justice unimproved lives for everyone. The sounds like a wonderful place Glasgow, but presumably it's not that easy which particular challenges. Are you facing terms of developers? You don't wish to let go of property that they have that's a big problem in the UK also former industrial land, how you dealing with those particular challenges or biggest challenges form an industrial London Glasgow, which is contaminated. We have more vacant and dare licked wand than any other city in the UK and the poodle people live closest to the worst wand. So that is an enormous challenge. Some of the contaminated Lund will cost us hundreds of millions of pounds to decontaminate. What's it contaminated with all sorts of industrial pollutants chromium is one of them. But video others is very expensive business. And that's not something that the private sector wants to take on that. Something that has to be laid by the public sector. So we're using our city deal money to decontaminate quite a chunk of land nowhere near all of it. But significant amounts. We have a development company, which we share with the Scottish government and our national enterprise agencies, Scottish enterprise and also evening local authority, cold CLYDE gateway which has decontaminated significant amounts of land in the east end of the city, which is the worst affected on turned that into developable Lund whether for hosing or for Morvern industrial uses because we are very much creating jobs as well as building homes. So we are tackling it in every way that we can bought is a long slow process is going to take as many years before we can bring all vegan and derelict land back into productive use because of the legacy that we face as a post industrial city, and maybe you could tell me bit more about the types of housing that you hoping to build in terms of sustainability and their competivity with regard to. Other private development houses. What does it that's going to give your sustainable housing the edge? Well, we won't build all types of housing in Glasgow. I always see there isn't a type of hosing neat that doesn't exist in Glasgow. Therefore that isn't immortal of delivery for hosing that we won't try built to rain is a new model in the city, a new type of private rented sector filled to rent rent. Ta so am almost like kind of I was in corpse in the American style. So they're private development, therefore, perhaps more millennial more mobile workforce who are looking to buy just no. But the want high-quality rented homes, but with social spaces as well sheared space within the buildings. So that's a new model in a new market for the city, but what we are leading with an particularly on. Our social rented homes is invited mantle sustainability on fuel efficiency, we have significant amounts of fuel poverty in Glasgow. And so what we want is for the poodles people to be moved supported in being able to heat their homes at which they ended up helps to support their health and better lives for them. So we're using passive house models. We're using technology to help people monitor their spanned on fuel anything that we have available to us. We're testing and trying to make our homes as environmentally sustainable as possible. But also. Seasonable in terms of people's life cycle. So that they can be homes that people live in right through their lives as they get older. The homes are adoptable to support people as the age on perhaps need more support.

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"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Beneficial the prime minister and all of that in a year in which the Scottish government's block grant from Westminster went up. The the real people betraying the people of Scotland the Scottish government. Thank you, MS. Yesterday. We heard of the horrific anti semitic attack on an elderly Jewish gentlemen in north London tonight. Owner honorable colleagues from across the house where we breaking bread with the community security, trust charity that exists to defend against anti semitic. Violence, ROY honorable friend agree with me that we can never be too blase about antisemitism. We can never be too tolerant of anti semitism and the party. Opposite can never be too. Apologetic. Can I say first of all I like to join my honorable friend in recognizing the work that is done by the community security trust, they do such important and valuable work throughout the year. And it's I'm pleased that the government is able to support the work. They do my girlfriend is absolutely right. You can never be too apologetic about anti semitism. But I think this actually sums up what we heard sums up labor under their leader. They lose the honorable member political waiver tree, and they keep the honorable Mendosa Darby nor. Tells you all you need to know about the labor leadership presence, but not involved, and perhaps perhaps it's the labour leader actually wants to take action against racism. He would suspend the honorable members job..

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"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"scottish government" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Does this tell us about the government's newfound enthusiasm for labor rights? And when will these lists published? The. Gentlemen would have acknowledged that. The government has continued to take forward and strengthen Furby policies on national living wage that we we did work together on during the coalition days. But I will look into a look into the point of the fees might discussed it with my. A friend the secretary of state for for industry, and perhaps not true to say what we can do from that. Yes point. We'll come to the. Punta Gorda three in Blackford. Thank you, Mr Speaker five ministers questions. I raise the issue of the tack on pensions and pensioners and some somewhat surprised to hear the minister responding. He did. And claimed that the Scottish government had responsibility. If we saw choice to to deal with the problems created by the UK, government minister will know the pensions. The minister will know punish parliament would be unable to complete. Any new pension benefit because of the distractions and section twenty twenty sixteen which means we cannot get pensions assistance by Mr Speaker. We find intolerable. We have the UK government claiming has quite. It doesn't have. It's not a matter for the jab at the right? Honorable.

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Asia slips after U.S.-China trade talks end without progress

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:52 sec | 4 years ago

Asia slips after U.S.-China trade talks end without progress

"In London I'm Markus Karlsson with, this Bloomberg radio business flash the lack of progress in US China trade talks weighed, on Wall Street last night's and that sentiment has been spilling over, into Asian, equities this morning the dollar meanwhile rebounding after the ousting of, Markham Turnbull as prime minister Scott Morrison is in. Instead And we. Are as I say, seeing the alsi arising on the back of that. Australia's Hsieh's also went from. Negative into positive territory on that news with the ASX two hundred in Sydney gaining about a third of one percent we've. Also seen Asian shares overall go from negative into positive territory the. Asia Pacific index now higher by about eight tenths of one. Percent back trade issue as I was saying audio sort of set. The, tone in the morning part of the Asian session we. Are still seeing some losses though for, the Hang Seng

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U.K. police declare "major incident" after two found unconscious from unknown substance

Today

03:59 min | 4 years ago

U.K. police declare "major incident" after two found unconscious from unknown substance

"Course it's the three o'clock kickoff on saturday on both bbc television and radio right now to the racing tips off to two winners yesterday worcester five i forty number one doctor done raven bath eight forty also number one attain thank you ralph now michael bikes joined us in studio to tell us about this evening's moral as warning michael morning michelle morning martha the french with their famous fondness for grand gestures asset to abolish racism by declaring there's no such thing as race president macron wants to remove the commitment to racial equality from the french constitution because he says as all humans are more or less genetically identical the very idea of racial difference is prejudice nonsense the narrow narrow biological argument is complex the wider moral question and its consequences endless discredit the concept of race in new cutout positive as well as negative discrimination why stop at race what about other group identities and differences sexualities for instance we've been taught over time to glory and rather than despise is diversity actually dividing us recognizing and protecting those who were marginalized and oppressed the maroma is after the news at eight tonight thanks very much indeed michael and a look at the weather mostly dry with sunny spells but cloud will linger in some areas a chance of isolated and heavy showers in southern britain you're listening to you today on radio four with martha kearney and michelle hussein it's twenty seven minutes to eight and chris aldridge has a summary of the news bbc news understands that vote leave the official group which campaigned for brexit in the eu referendum two years ago is expected to be found guilty of four charges of breaking electoral law the draft of an investigation concluded that it broke spending limits and failed to comply with some rules that lever submitted a five hundred page dossier to the electoral commission rebutting the claims ministers in westminster asserting our plans to manage fishing in british waters when the uk leaves the eu common fisheries policy after brexit the uk government says it will negotiate access as an independent coastal state after twenty twenty the move has been welcomed by the fishing industry but the scott scottish government is expressed concern a major incident has been declared in wiltshire after man and a woman were found unconscious in the town of amesbury police say they initially suspected the couple had become ill off to using contaminated drunks but now believe there may have been exposed to an unknown substance they were taken to hospital in salisbury where they're in a critical condition lisa treating the death of a six year old girl on the scottish island into butte has murder the body of alicia macphail who was from north lanarkshire was found after she was reported missing on monday morning police say the king to speak to anyone who was involved in the search the thai authorities say they have no immediate plans to try to rescue twelve boys and their coach who've been trapped in flooded caves for eleven days in a video released by the thai navy they say they're in good health one solution which carries significant risk maybe to teach the boys to use diving equipment sainsbury's says like for like sales slowed in the first quarter gang up i north point two percent it's chief executive mike coupe said that the market remained competitive it's twenty four minutes to eight from twenty twenty one onwards the uk will be able to implement its own approach to the fishing industry free for the first time in forty years of the ease common fisheries policy that's how the government is framing the proposals to be released later today there are two key issues access to all waters for boats from other countries and access to the eu market for our fishermen three quarters of their catch is exported the eu countries at the moment will bury armstrong chief executive of the scottish fisherman's federation is in our aberdeen studio and we're joined on the line by herod's van balls fourteen chairman of the european fisheries alliance good morning to you both good morning honey let's talk about quotas first.

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EU tariffs on US goods come into force

Today

03:50 min | 4 years ago

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

"Kicks in but a deal is yet to be signed with nine months to go bosses frustrated with the lack of progress and says a failure to agree transition period could be catastrophic for the company the aircraft makers parts crossed the channel multiple times airbus estimated could take a financial hit of one billion euros a week if there's no deal the company which is party owned by several european governments says airbus would then have to reconsider its investments in the uk tom williams is the company's chief operating officer become increasingly was lack of quality we had already beginning to press the button on crisis actions and clearly the challenge a went off decision that be a series of significant decisions that will accumulate as we go over the next couple of months six thousand people work at the factory at broughton in north wales the welsh government is said the company's comments are extremely worrying but the u k government says given the progress it's continuing to make in the brexit negotiations it doesn't take expect what it calls a no deal scenario to arise the chancellor philip hammond has insisted that his department is not the enemy of brexit in his annual mansion house speech in the city of london last night mr hammond said he was focused on boosting prosperity by promoting ties with the european union after britain leaves his comments challenge a recent claim by the foreign secretary boris johnson that the treasury was basically the heart of remain our economics editor kamal ahmed listened to the chancellor's speech it was not a particularly coded message sent those including the foreign secretary boris johnson who claim the treasury is at the heart of remain philip hammond said he was simply trying to construct the best deal for britain by securing an enduring partnership with the european union which was britain's most important trading partner that does not make the treasury on my watch the enemy of brexit rather it makes it the champion of prosperity for the british people outside the u but working and trading closely with it mr hammond said it was vital that britain's significant financial services sector was given fair access to the rest of the eu and argued that it was in both sides interest to come to an agreement on both a final deal and they transition period to avoid any disruption to billions of pounds worth of trade the s and p has said that relations between the british and scottish governments at their lowest point since steve aleutian began this morning scotland's first minister nncholas sturgeon will hold talks with the cabinet office minister david livingston her first since she accused westminster ripping up the conventions underpinning delusion the uk set press ahead with the eu withdraw bill despite its rejection by the scottish parliament arrange of american products will be subject to new import duties from this morning across the european union the action has been taken in response to the us trade tariffs on steel in aluminium the president of the european commission jeanclaude yonker has said the eu will do whatever is necessary to safeguard its trade interests his europe correspondent kevin connolly it would be hard to find anyone in the e u who shares donald trump's view the trade between europe and the united states is so unfairly balanced that the europeans are ripping off their american partners that'd be still less support his view the trade wars can be good and easy to win donald trump's tariffs on european steel and aluminium will not be onto the twenty five percent levy on a catholic selected ranger quintessential american products from motorcycles in jeans to orange juice and bourbon prices for consumers should go up very quickly and went come down again until the transatlantic trade deal can be agreed the grip of mp's has concluded that the probation system is a mess and that reforms in england and wales in recent years have worked for years ago the system was partly privatized and monitoring was extended to prisoners who had served short jail terms the justice select committee found that staff morale was an all time low and that support for prisoners leaving jail was wholly inadequate speaking on this program the chief inspector of probation dame glenys stacey said that some private organizations had struggled to provide the necessary support many of them have actually been very ambitious to to do things about to.

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