33 Burst results for "Silk Road"

"silk road" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:35 min | 2 months ago

"silk road" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And that's challenging, but I love that challenge. And I love to be able to do Sandeep song in a way that he's proud of. One moment in this program, you're seeing a Bengali song in the next you're singing Saint James infirmary blues. Yes. There's a range. There is a race. Which is really beautiful. Yeah. You have, you have sung the song many times you've recorded this song. Why was it important to include it in this curated set of pieces? We should just say, for people who aren't familiar with this work, it's an old blue song that Louis Armstrong made famous a long time ago, like in the 1920s. Yeah, and one of the reasons I wanted to put it into the program, it's called Phoenix rising, this program is sort of coming back together, grieving together, celebrating that we're all together again. This song I recorded with the Silk Road ensemble on their sing me home record, which I think when a Grammy, I don't know. It's a pretty amazing record. I'm so happy to be a part of it. And so for me, it was kind of that was my beginning. It was Silk Road. And we were able to put that back together that song. And it's just such a celebration of what Silk Road is to me. I mean, it's like kind of like Saint James and if you passing through a Balkan dance party, you know, on your way to the duke joint. And who doesn't do that on a Saturday night? She does it do that. So there's so much respect and joy and love for

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"Dot co it's not dot com dot co. And there you'll find many other social media's but basically my email or my instagram bar is a ever you e. v. a. y. o. and then a r. e. so it's like ever you are fantastic it speed again. Brilliant speak to you today. I wish you all the best in your next adventure incident peter's burke and good luck with any adventures sue. It's been a pleasure and thank you for throwing this questions. I very much enjoyed it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to talk to the audience. I very much enjoyed this conversation. Thank you thank you shaven while what an adventure won't shared with us. I can't imagine suddenly realizing that you're on your own midway through an adventure and that she just continued on despite this sick back. I wonder what it caused you to reflect on as you listened. Remember you'll find transcriptions of this. An other episodes on the website access to inspiration dot org and you can go to the bottom of the homepage and sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date on everything. That's happening with us. You'll also find us on social media link tin instagram facebook and twitter. A new member before you go take a minute to complete impact survey or leave us voice note about the effect that this podcast has had on you. Details will be in. The shows are faneuil episode in this series on curiosity. Next time is another conversation with an adventure. Nick dawson this time. We'll turn our attention from cycling to ruling and here have an his. Teammate became the first and to date the only crew to have successfully rolled over seven thousand miles across the north pacific ocean from japan to the golden gate bridge in san francisco. I hope you can join me then..

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"Happy to learn even more so with that success having cycled all the way to london and taken over seven months to do that. I'm imagining your ambitions. Your goals might become even bigger. Now because you've -ccomplish such a success will do you have is your near term goals ambitions. Actually i think by life got simpler is i moved to europe because i think i really had the best career in china because i was almost only korean journalists working in chinese media company in english that made my assistant really special in old people somehow knew me all the big corporates from korea. Contact me because they think insider in i rode talk about china which became a bestseller in korea. So i still do a lot of public. Speaking about how. Start businesses. In china and actually. I didn't want that position. I thought i shouldn't be stable at this age. I was twenty eight at that point. And i didn't like being in that high position and getting that attention i saw. I need more challenge. I'm not comfortable with this. And so now. I'm being very simple person like i'm just the insurance in a startup. I'm just learning in also wants to ground myself now. I want to take responsibility for the company. I worked for or maybe starting a family because i think doing this cycling trip made me realize now i can say that. I'm at least leader of myself. I can control myself. I can achieve the goal want to achieve as a person. I so individual now i can say i myself leader and now i want to have responsibility for little bit. Bigger community could be as small as a family could be for a company. I worked for or for my country. Actually i started bike. Rides demonstration in berlin were korea reunification and actually new thing that i started in berlin. You're just so entrepreneurial And i just love the way you describe how you are a sales leader because these days it's so important for any of us. I think to have that sense of self leadership if he can lead ourselves well because other people well i always think yes i think so..

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"With food delivery or e commerce so those were kind of findings to grow as a big company. You start with the very basic needs with people and other than that. I think if they're fully grown they start to develop subdivisions like how alibaba grew up in china. Alibaba group now not only does ecommerce but they do cloud so many different other services and just like that. One very big company in kazakhstan. They also started very different divisions service. So i could observe that after a day grow up from their very basic food delivery or e commerce model than they can branch out to different areas and get much more bigger as a group so that was interesting to observe and also with your interest in the silkroad itself to china one belt bundled initiative. Did you get any insights about that. Along the way i really hope to get inside about one belt one road but i guess since china is pushing the instructor investment in these countries which does not really lead to start up investment. It was difficult to get insights about one to enrolled how it's going people usually didn't know what was going on with one belt road project or they haven't heard about it or they had no real connection with china so i was actually surprised. Only the connection with china i found was that china's shared bike. The bike i mentioned mobike was in different countries in europe which was which i was very surprised in also alipay in chinese bones very widely used in general in europe uneven more global perspective of tech startup ecosystems in different countries. You've got first hand expedients of these different countries. What are you doing now. I'm working as a marketing manager at all berlin starred. We've actually this week. Is my last week in this internship. And then i'm going career woman to have arrest and then i'm moving to saint petersburg in russia and i think there as well i will be working in a russian startup. Do you think of yourself. There was a global citizen. Chew on you still feel yourself as being says korean. I really do feel that. I'm korean. I mean i was brought up in korea from kindergarten to university. And i love writing and i can only write in korean. I was very surprised that when. I write a letter if i ride it. English and korean Conclusion totally changes. It's like i much more deeper thoughts with i write in my language and also when big trouble comes to me then i i.

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"Look at their website. I work seal to find out more back to the podcast. I think you're sending very entrepreneurial already with the way you find the accommodation n day. One of the things you touched on their chairman was having the money to do it having the sponsorship behind you and certainly on all the expeditions. I've done over the years sometimes. Getting this surge on the reputation is sometimes even more difficult than the adventured itself have. Did you find that process so fundraising in preparation. Basically about fundraising. I had planned aid to eat to have my expectations. So since i was journalist and i had a lot of connections to chinese cup companies by plan was to get sponsored by chinese companies in them be korean companies in crowdfunding than the with my money. So i kind of step might deadlines were going to the plan b. and c. and so on end silent a didn't work out. I send to alibaba tencent. Dd or the sea level. But they didn't even reply was very tough and then later. A lot of korean companies helped me not because of commercial reasons but out of friendship. So i got i think. Seven or eight korean sponsors than there were a lot of also new companies that previously had no contact with people with referred to other companies and they would also sponsor me products or money so it really was a word of mouth because it took me two months i had like zero sponsor spot once i had two or three than other came with a word of mouth and i think it's also very important that you set a deadline otherwise you're gonna wait until you lose the best time to cycle for me. Putting the deadline is putting your thorough party because if you do a thorough party you must depart and it's really magic because just one day before the there were party. I found the main sponsor which was all blockchain company in shanghai in so i sing. The magic happens was you're like oh i must do it. This must have been this helps. Oh absolutely and it sounds like that determination really helped as well to make that happen. So just turning to the attention to the second in that you had was around during the interviews with tech people along the way startup entrepreneurs tell me about. What did you learn from those conversations. Firstly overall i was very surprised that a previous soviet countries though a very successful start founders are russians. They see how successful one business was in russia. And then they go to these. Previous soviet countries like for example kazahstan georgia or macedonia salon. And then they start their business and become successful. It was not my intention but somehow is i interviewed the start of founders in their country. I was surprised that they were actually russian and over all actually i interviewed ten companies out of all the companies. Most interesting company to interview was french. Company called back market so they're refurbishing old devices and sell it in the second hand market in their very successful even during the And were there any other common themes that came through apart from the majority of people being of russian descent will. Do you notice about the tech market and entrepreneurs in these different countries of what's happening in korea and china i realize stat first of all even the country. Names that you're not familiar with every country has a startup ecosystem and i think the startup ecosystem starts with very basic services. And i think one of it is a food delivery so it was not my intention but as i interviewed these companies many of them had somehow.

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"We had a lot of arguments and he didn't even cycle with me in a way. Because i was like early birds. I would get to the nation. I twelve pm. Because i was having sunstroke in the afternoon so i had to arrive at the destination by twelve but john didn't want to get up early so he would get to the destination by six. Pm envy would meet every night just like that end one day. I sent him by location. But he said he wants to pursue other routes and he said don't wait for me and then he blocked on my contact so it was all of sudden. It was a very big surprise that he left the trip and it took me two weeks to realize that he really left. He actually left the trip and so it may be even stronger. It was more like a survival mode now and people were now much more taking care of me knowing that. I'm the only woman doing this trip. And for other people for example. I had fourteen sponsor for the trip and that's also the reason why couldn't give up. I told them. I want to complete the trip. And it doesn't matter. He led. Because i'm going to continue until the end and it always kept me going. I always had a very strong sense of responsibility while this reminded me of earlier. Guest we had on the podcast. Who'd hiked on the appalachian trail in america and then she said that one of the bits of research was the thing that distinguished people that were successful doing that hike versus those. That weren't was. The amount of people. Li told. And i think there is something about giving that sense of support when people are relying on you..

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"The coolest dream i ever heard in my life and i personally also went on the first one hour cycling trip with vinny leaving shanghai and i thought wow. I need to do that same thing. And so that's how. I started mitra six months after he left shanghai. So i think once you're amazed by other people story and you just dream about it. You just imagine how cool it would be if you actually do it then. It's always a half done. I think it's own comes with their emotions determination. And what made the silk road your choice. 'cause he was liking from shanghai to new york. What was it about the silk road that was particularly on appeal to you. There were a couple of reasons. Firstly people tend to go from china down to southeast asia because they just want to enjoy the cool relax south asian culture by one that this to be challenging and i was also fascinated by a history of still pros. How people used to travel one thousand years ago with cameras to trades in. I thought oh. Why don't i start off twenty century silk road trip and also because china was pushing this one belt one road project in as a journalist i was very interested in these one belt. Roman road on top of this all silkroad history. That's how i also chose the route and actually since i just started cycling. My initial target was arriving in istanbul in turkey. But i met this amazing couple in shanghai. Who said i want to cycle from shanghai to london. Were their home close to london. I was so amazed because the couple was fifty nine year old end. I thought wow fifty. Nine year old can do that. I think i can do that too. So that's how. I stretch the go-to london by really owe a lot to this couple. It sounds like you're up to an agile approach to your adventures. You know people these days in business. And i'm sure you're speaking about that in the tech world all the time is that whole agility and adapting to what comes up is so important..

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"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

Access to Inspiration

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on Access to Inspiration

"And i hope the conversation ignatz new possibilities. Then you are. Podcast is also not for profit. But we do want to measure the impact that has on our listeners. And in this genius we've created a short survey which you can link to ensure notes and we'd love to.

Crypto Industry Unites to Lobby Washington

WSJ Tech News Briefing

01:43 min | 1 year ago

Crypto Industry Unites to Lobby Washington

"What do elon. Musk ashton kutcher. And jack dorsey having common. Well they're all cryptocurrency. Investors who over the last few weeks have joined together in a new lobbying effort pushing the senate to drop a provision from the one trillion dollar infrastructure. Bill that would strengthen tax enforcement for crypto transactions now investors in digital currencies and the companies that work in the industry typically haven't formed a united front but as government officials in regulators. Turn more active. I on the market. The industry is coming together to push for changes. They feel will help their industry joining us to discuss how these efforts are unfolding and what the industry might be looking to accomplish. Is that reporter julie by koets. Hi julie hi you know. The crypto currency market has been around for about a decade now. What lobbying efforts have been made in the past so there was an effort to do some education around twenty fourteen and that was mostly focused on bitcoin in fact bitcoin enthusiast setup a bitcoin foundation that was sort of their leading public policy advocates The problem there was as they were trying to persuade lawmakers and regulators that there was more to bitcoin than just what they'd heard about silk road and illicit financing human trafficking all the bad stuff associated with crypto currency. The foundation itself was facing all sorts of internal turmoil with personnel changes. Different investigations going on so that first effort just never really made much traction in washington they never really got it off the ground despite their

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Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:27 min | 1 year ago

Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative

"Or tributary nations. That will be simply vassals. Is that an over-simplification. How does one belt one road work. What is the global vision for china as it looks at the world coming up to the hundred anniversary of the communist revolution the belton road initiative as it's now called is really started out. As to initiatives there was a belt and these were announced the in september two thousand thirteen there was a belt which was to connect the east coast of china to europe and it was a road which was a water route connecting both locations east coast of china and europe since then Dalton road has been extended around the world and they've added the digital silk road which started out life in two thousand fifteen or so as a separate plan but was incorporated into belt road so belton road is really an attempt to build the infrastructure to tie the world to china now. This gets a little bit complicated. I've never really been too worried about belton road largely because i've tracks long hong kong. I didn't do infrastructure work but my firm did and i can tell you that. All of the economically justifiable projects in the world were being handled by the private sector. What china's doing is building the infrastructure. That nobody else wanted to. Yeah and so and subsidizing it been below market rates. Yes there is a danger. Though and that is we have seen What's called dead trapped diplomacy because these projects are not economically justifiable for the most part but what china has been able to do was to uses position as a creditor to take over control of facilities so for instance it took control of hambantota which is important sri lanka. We know that china has used. Its colombo international container terminal also sri lanka For military purposes djibouti china's really offshore military installation is in a country that has a debt to china that is probably an excess of one hundred percent of its gross domestic product. So that's no coincidence. But the reason why. I've get really worried about belton. Road is because of the bahamas. Yes in the bahamas. Hong kong firm is pouring something like three billion. Maybe a little bit more into the freeport container port. It's also there's a

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China's Ambitions Toward Digital Colonization

Recorded Future - Inside Threat Intelligence for Cyber Security

02:27 min | 1 year ago

China's Ambitions Toward Digital Colonization

"I started my career in the. Us army back in two thousand five back then. I thought for sure. I'd be learning arabic and going to iraq but The army had other plans for me. They sent me to learn mandarin. Chinese at the defense language institute and i served for several years at the national security agency on the china mission so i was analyzing intelligence and translating chinese into english there and that led me to cybersecurity. Eventually i went over to private sector. And i've worked for You know some enterprises and some startups. And i absolutely love working for intelligence companies and Last year Great position opened up a recorded future with insect group. So i found myself Working with insect group on strategic level intelligence and analyzing cyber threats and pretty much. Anything related to china. Well that is what we are talking about here. Today we're talking about the report that you and your colleagues at the insect group recently put out. This is covering china's digital colonization Can we just start off with. Maybe some descriptive stuff here. What prompted the creation of this report. China's been very busy with cyber espionage campaigns over the past decade but especially over the last few years and i started doing some research on some of their digital silk road projects. The digital silk road is a part of the more widely known belt and road initiative. It's basically a private sector agenda that aims to extend china's digital presence abroad and enhancing its commercial and political influence so as i started researching some of these digital silk road projects. I found some interesting findings around how they were using. These projects to influence regimes in certain regions of the world like africa. Latin america and south asia. So that's what prompted me to do a little more digging and find out exactly The scope of these projects. What they're being used for. And what type of influence. China is Gaining in those

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"silk road" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

07:29 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on The CyberWire

"Silkroad is Part of the more widely known belt and road initiative. It's basically a private sector agenda that aims to extend china's digital presence abroad and enhancing its commercial and political influence so as i started researching some of these digital silk road projects. I found some interesting findings around how they were using. These projects to influence regimes in certain regions of the world like africa. Latin america and south asia. So that's what prompted me to do a little more digging and find out exactly The scope of these projects. What they're being used for. And what type of influence. China is Gaining in those regions. Well let's go through it together. I mean can you. can you take us through. I guess you know region by region the the the ones that really caught your eye what you discovered and and And what you make of it. I presented about. I think it was seven or eight different case studies in this report and there are several from africa. The african region in particular has been working closely with the chinese government through the digital silk road projects to set up Data centers fiber optic cable five g. technology all kinds of telecommunication and additionally. They're setting up smart cities and what they're calling safe cities Which involve a lot of online surveillance technology. So there are several different aspects that we address in this report. Some of it has to do with China's influence and access to data in these regions by setting up this type of infrastructure Both for espionage campaigns and for i mean it's basically unfettered access in institutions like the african union China donated a very large building to the a you. They set up their internet infrastructure. And then it turned out that china was basically siphoning tons of data from this organization And conducting espionage on You know the political and diplomatic meetings. That were happening through the a you. That's just one example and there are several others but then we also discovered that there was a an aspect of human rights that we wanted to look at china has been exporting digital surveillance technology. Now what we're most concerned about. Is that this poses a critical privacy risk to citizens and businesses in these regions. We know that china's using surveillance technology in their own country to sir avail Their own citizens to also monitor minority groups and to quell pro democracy movements. But they're also exporting this technology to illiberal regimes and authoritarian regimes to us in that same way. Are these regimes going into these arrangements. With china with their eyes open in other words is it. Do they likely know that in exchange for help help building out this infrastructure part of that deal is going to be that That china gets a view into what they're doing. Yes these authoritarian regimes that are working with the chinese communist party and with chinese technology companies. I think they are very aware. Several of them have actually been hosted To go to china and observe how the surveillance technologies are used how to best utilize them to monitor certain populations of people to monitor individuals and to also censor internet communications. So they go over there. They see the example they see what is possible and then they can sign up and enroll in whatever particular technology they want to implement in their own countries and in addition to that the chinese government has often sent diplomats and technology personnel to train these regimes in how to use the technology as well. And what do we suppose in this for. The chinese is is is this. What are they want to access. Is it resources as it is an influence. Would you suspect is going on here absolutely. I think there are two main components that they benefit from one is What we're most concerned about it. Basically the technology creates a backbone for the flow of data to and from these developing regions so often times in the contract. China will stipulate that in trade for this technology which by the way often comes with heavy state support from china and Very very large financial loans to get these to get these regimes going. One of the stipulations is often that they will have access to the data in those servers and the data. That's collected through the surveillance technology. I can't help wondering if is that. Opportunity is the opportunity for example in africa for china. Is that partly because other parts of the world have neglected that area. That that it's been you know an open area where there's been a lack of interest from other nations around the world. You are right on. Yes so there have been global technology companies and western governments that have started projects but not completed them in those regions and often times. There's just not enough financial gain for some of these governments and they've decided to not be as involved and china saw the opportunity to fill that gap so while on one hand they are creating connectivity for these countries and providing five g. technology and internet and Cell phone technology to these countries on the other side on the other hand there is a risk involved a digital risk a security risk. Unfortunately many of these Corporations companies and governments on the receiving end are not as security aware and they're as not You know as fluent in cybersecurity. Because they have you know they're still developing and so oftentimes they don't understand The greater risk the long term risk in handing over a proprietary data and. What about other parts of the world beyond africa..

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"silk road" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

02:46 min | 1 year ago

"silk road" Discussed on The CyberWire

"Hey everyone we are continuing to build our team over here at the cyber wire and we are looking to add to our marketing team. If you are a creative results oriented marketer or know someone who is we'd love to talk to you passionate about podcasting and cybersecurity to well that's even better find out more at the cyber wire dot com slash careers thanks to our titles sponsor extra for making research saturday possible. Hello everyone and welcome to the cyber wires research saturday. I'm dave bittner and this is our weekly conversation with researchers and analysts tracking down threats and vulnerabilities solving some of the hard problems of protecting ourselves in a rapidly evolving cyberspace. Thanks for joining us. China's been very busy with cyber espionage campaigns over the past decade. But especially the last few years. And i started doing some research on some of their digital silk road projects. That's charity right. She's a cyber threat. Intelligence expert with recorded futures insect group. The research were discussing today is titled china's digital colonialism espionage and repression along the digital silk road and now a word from our sponsor extra hop.

Paramount Films Will Stream on Paramount+ 45 Days After Theatrical Release

Lights Camera Barstool

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Paramount Films Will Stream on Paramount+ 45 Days After Theatrical Release

"Will get paramount movies. Forty five days after they hit theaters. Seven hundred plus miramax titles paramount movies on the site so you get of the sonic rocket man. That's some of the ones They said james bond hunger games addams family and the and the avengers. Like i guess i think paramount was involved with some of the early stuff. I maybe i'm maybe dennis wrong on that. Two thousand five hundred movies right away but the new movies forty five days after that includes mission impossible seven a quiet place to so. That's pretty cool. I like that.

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The Other Big Apple

Gastropod

05:10 min | 2 years ago

The Other Big Apple

"Well i was kind of. I guess in inadvertent midwife that we at the at the fellowship that we did back in what year was two thousand thirteen although we agree time has ceased to have any meaning. And that is michael pollen of michael palin fame. He is indeed the advert midwife of guest or pod. Because nikki and i were together at uc berkeley that year in two thousand thirteen out of fellowship. Run by michael. That's how we met. And you discovered your shared love of science slash food. yeah it's one of the happier offspring of that fellowship. Obviously if you're into the stories behind food and farming as we both are michael's writing is pretty much at the top of your list. We've wanted to have him on the show for ever and this episode was the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favourite of his books. The botany of desire in the botany of desire michael traces the stories of four plants and their intimate relationships with humans. One of those plans is the apple tree. And i don't know about you. But when i think of apple trees the first person is of is johnny appleseed. This is a very american thing to think of. I'd never heard of until. I moved here so for our non american listeners. This is what americans are thinking of when they think of johnny appleseed well they would probably have the walt disney image johnny appleseed which is of this you know barefoot guy on the frontier bringing goodwill sweetness to people when people hear johnny appleseed. It's it's very wholesome. It's very Uncontroversial he's a disney character right very soft. But actually the the real. Johnny appleseed and i use that word advisedly because there's so much we don't know about him is much more interesting in his book. Michael traces janis path planting apples across the us. And we're going to do the same here but i. There weren't actually apple's growing here. Before europeans arrived there crab apples that were here in the sixteen hundreds but native people did not have sweet apples. This is amy traverse. Oh she's the author of the apple lovers cookbook and senior editor at yankee magazine. So apple's are we think of apples as this american fruit and american as apple pie and we identify closely with apples americans but it turns out. They're not they're from kazakhstan around town called alma mata which means father of the apple. I'ma autism now called amati and it's the largest city in kazakhstan. I've never been there but if you go. Apparently you will see whole forests of apple's fifty foot tall apple trees. Apple's coming up in the cracks of the sidewalks. It's like a weed there and these apple's most of them look nothing like our image of the apple. I mean there's some the size of there's there's big brown ones there's just this incredible range and they're apple trees that are kind of prostrate and grow along the ground and ones that grow vertically ones that have canopies. I mean it's just incredible diversity but a lot of apples weren't particularly sweet or delicious. At least not to humans. They were dry and hard so did survive the drop to the ground and often the flesh was kind of bitter acidic and tannock because these chemicals were preservatives that would also help to fight up worms and insects and that was all useful because the apples needed to be eaten by bears to spread their seeds. And if you would like to hear what the delight of a group of bear cubs that has just come across the pile of fallen apples. Sounds like which of course you would you need to be on our special supporters mailing list gastropod dot com slash support bears. Yes there are a lot of bears and kazahstan. They love apples but like humans they also prefer sweeter ones and larger ones and even retro ones. These big red sweet apples sometimes appeared in all the different ones that grew wild and bears chose those and help spread their seeds and so the bears hopes for just the kind of apple's that we wanted the large sweet red ones and so then people who tasted these bear approved. Apple's turned into apple fans to and not just the locals because that area of kazakhstan was right in the middle of the silk road. An incredibly important trading route that stretched all the way from china to europe magin stumbling across. I mean you're living in a world with no sugar ray or at least it's a very rare. That kind of sweetness is extremely rare and very fleeting and you stumble across a forest where you find these fruits that are sweet and that actually keep well. I mean not a lot of fruits that you might find in that same forest like apricots will rot very quickly whereas an apple would last for weeks or maybe months and so people would pocket them and bring them to the next trading ports or the next trading town and they really spread that way and they flourished wherever they spread. because apple's have a couple of botanical superpowers. Apples are unique in that they easily enter. Breed with the native crab will species of whatever region. They end up in. And so those crab apples within s- place in the genes that allowed to survive in their climate. So that's super useful. Those local crab apples had jeans. That would be perfectly suited to the local environment.

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Travel to Turkmenistan

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:19 min | 2 years ago

Travel to Turkmenistan

"I'd like to welcome back to the show Justin Barnes from Justin and crystal dot com, and just has come to talk to us about Turkmenistan Justin. Welcome back to the show. Thank you. Thanks for having me back and I say welcome back to the show Justin was on episode six, twenty, nine about the Big island of Hawaii. This is a very different destination. We're talking about today. What's your connection with Turkmenistan? We traveled there on a trip to or the stands. There's the five stands Turkmenistan Kazakhstan respect. Extended Kurdistan, and we went to four of them on a trip and Turkmenistan is certainly the most interesting of the bunch in terms of how foreign it was. The misers foreign every since the word will and I was very interested in doing the show because been one time since we've talked about Turkmenistan and because. Before covert hit, we had a amateur traveler trip plan to the stands not to all five to two. I think of them as I recall in two thousand and twenty one which has bumped to two thousand and twenty two, but still planning on taking a group to that region of the world. So should someone go to Turkmenistan all for one thing it has something that I am fairly certain no other country. In the world has which Zeke giant flaming pit in the middle of the desert that looks for one tencent purposes like a volcanic crater but is actually just burning natural gas and you can walk right up to the edge of it. It's about the ultimate across at about one hundred feet deep and that's something you're not gonna see any world's Laurel I think Azerbaijan has some similar geologic features of natural burning. Areas that have been burning for hundreds of years. Well, in addition to that, there's some very interesting Silk Road historical sites, and also some history even older than that going back to partying times in an earlier excellent and the Parthenon's being a contemporaries with an and rivals with the Romans. The recreation of the Persian state after the fall of Persia to Alexander the Great. Excellent will what should one do would enter and where are you going to take us on an itinerary here? So I would recommend or remain sites that can kind of seen in any. Any order. One is the capital Ashgabad, which is in the south central part of the country. nother one is the gas crater, which is more or less than the very center of the country. Kunia organic, which is the north central or the country. And finally merged, which is in the eastern part of the country in the horror which would go to those guys somewhat dictated in where you're coming from and where you're going to afterwards I think for the most are people who be traveling Turkmenistan. If you'RE GONNA, go that way you're not going to be going only to Turkmenistan, and so it's going to be part of a larger trip either balls, other stands and or. Now, we're you doing trip independently or as part of a tour or how did you arrange us? This was part of a tour. I. Think as a practical matter, it is very unlikely that somebody is going to get a visa to stand on their own is hard to get into Turkmenistan insulin less. You're going with a company that does a lot of tour packages there where they take care of getting visa process they donald is across all the ts I think for all intents and purposes it's it's almost impossible to get in unless you with without friends or family member living country. Will and one thing we should bring up just because people are gonNA look at the map and some people are going to say, no right away. Because of its neighbors. Because we just to the south of Turkmenistan Afghanistan in Iran Iran being very stable country right meal although not always one that my country the US is friendly with Afghanistan not necessarily. Being as stable but Turkenistan you've found to be fairly safe an interesting country to travel to. Yes and we went there from Iran and they were quite different but I felt safe in both places for different reasons. Under of the spectrum well in, we'll talk about more about Iran some other day. There's a couple, very fascinating episodes that we've done on. Iran made me want to get there ever since we've talked about it. So took minutes said you start at us in the capital, Yes yes. So Ashgabad new would either fly into or conceivably if you were on a road trip from either northern Iran or from Pakistan might come in. The car by I think most likely would come into the airport, which is very interesting. Airport probably will not see too many if any other airports that look the same with a multi billion dollar airport that looks like eighty giant Falcon or shave your channel self is a Falcon hundreds of feet. We'll be thousands of feet across.

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Brett Terpstra's New Robe

Mac Power Users

07:10 min | 2 years ago

Brett Terpstra's New Robe

"Everyone. This is David sparks. Joined by my fellow co-hosts, Mr Even Occa- Steven. How are you today I'm good David. How're you? Doing very well, we have a guest today. It's a guy you've never heard of we've never had him on the power users before. Kidding Bread Terpstra welcome to the MAC packagers. It's an honor to be here. As always you may be the most frequent guests I think we need to have a system we need like make a sweater or maybe a bathrobe for you. Logo on the five five timers club. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. What would you be Terry cloth guy or would you want like some other fabric Terry cloth all the way. I am not a Silk Road kind of guy. I could see. I. Think. You would look pretty good in a silk robe only when I'm boxing. Maybe in, you need a type. Guys. ARE USERS Read Terpstra is one of my favorite nerds and yours he has all sorts of cool ideas and it's always fun having him on the show and I realize it's been too long. So you're here today Brett before we get started just a couple announcements sign up for the MP newsletter game. We put the the link in the show notes and then you get the show notes and a little bit of extra stuff thrown at you every Sunday. When we release. you can go over to the forums at talked backpackers dot com. and. Announce -ment. I'm doing a free keyboard Maestro Wepener I've been thinking about doing this part of these field guides for a long time. I finally got the system set up to do it. it's going to be free to everybody. You don't have to be a field guide customer and It's going to be a lot of fun. I'M GONNA talk about context base control of Mac Keyboard Maestro. I've got this really cool thing I've been doing lately based on whether I'm working on legal or Mex- sparky or whatever, and the tools I need just pop up in it makes working really fast and I'm going to share all that magic through Keyboard Maestro I'm GonNa have a special guest or to Rosemary Orchard already in and it's open to everyone free on August twenty seventh at ten am Pacific. If you're interested go to Mex- BARCA DOT COM to sign up. That was a pretty compressed little bit there. Don't you think Stephen? Yeah it was great. That was the elevator pitch like now we're on Iran or and breath waiting for us here. Yeah, and Brett is sitting right here saying, Hey, guys what the heck am under show. I'm good. You know we haven't talked to you about long time is I don't even know what hardware using these days I mean a still using that. So rocking that Atari. Se. No. I was part of a startup that went sideways. But as a result I got myself a new well new ISH sixteen fifteen. Oh, what year. No mine's a fifteen inch. I got this like a month before the sixteenth in was announced. So I still have a butterfly keyboard. That's awesome. But I use it mostly with my my ultimate hacking keyboard anyways. So. I do hate the keyboard I will say when I have to use it as a laptop I do hate the keyboard, but I do and this is an unpopular opinion but I love the touch bar. Yeah. Why I have a lot of fun with the touch bar I have it programmed so that when I'm in the shell when I cd into a directory, it checks for one of 'em. I've I have a thing called. How's it? Which is basically Make files for task runners. And so when I see the into directory figures out what tasks I have that I can run and gives me buttons for them and the Toolbar. The touch bar. And I find it just really handy. I never have to try to remember do I have this setup with Gulp or grunt or maker Rake I just have buttons that pop up for me. It's awesome. Now are you customizing touch bar with better touch tool or did you do something else? So okay. So the the customization I just described was all done through. I. Term. Which has escape code you can send to modify the touch bar, but I do also use. Better touched tool and have you seen what's it called Golden? Do. You know what I'm talking about. There's some guy did a better touch tool preset that has like every possible option for the touch bar. It was too much for me like I wanted more control. And fewer things golden chaos I think is. It's amazing. I. Mean There's No way you can look at it. Not Think it's amazing and if you haven't already customize your touch bar I I would recommend giving that a shot if you have your own customers though. It will overwrite what you have. So sure. Yeah, and it's really not that hard. If you got better touch tool, which I believe is part of set up now. So if you've got to set out subscription, you can download that one or just by the APP the also if you have a setup subscription, make sure you're running the setup version so that developer gets his due for all the Times you use his at and then if you have setup, you should also download marked to and just leave it running in the background twenty, four seven. I was only get you in trouble but. You could do that. That's all insane. But but better touch tool is an APP that you know started out and we talked about on this show often, but it started out to re map things you can do with the the the track pad, but then it's like Magic Melissa Apple, TV remote they just went crazy and and he but giving you the ability to to remapping the touch bar I think is something that for all the people that are cranky about the touch bar, my question always them have you tried customizing it to your own needs what about you even have you done yet stuff with the touch bar on your laptop? No just because it's such a secondary system for me I mean I have better touch tool doing a couple of simple things but I haven't really gone. Full bore with it if I had a this is of course had for Brett is something that you would use more if he could use it again if you had A. Touch bar for a desktop machine or you could have you know somehow with your keyboard, you normally use like do you feel? Handcuffed a little bit. It's only available to you in these circumstances. Yes. Because like I said, I'm primarily my laptops on a stand and I'm using my. Ultimate. Hacking keyboard. So when I wanNA use those cool buttons I programmed after reach over. To the touch bar and I would absolutely love to have a a touch bar An external touch bar I guess that could be closer to my keyboard although it does keep my if I sit too long my shoulders get really tight. So this constant like reaching over actually keeps my arms limits probably good for my health but yeah, I I would love an external touch bar.

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Tales From the Dark Web

Feedback with EarBuds

03:58 min | 2 years ago

Tales From the Dark Web

"This week's theme comes to us from Daniel Ocho and is called tales from the dark web. Here's why Daniel chose this theme. He says the Internet has a dark side hidden. Just below the surface, these podcasts will guide listeners through stories from the Internet's dark side where crime, drugs and murder are the currency of choice. Here are they episodes chosen by Daniel for this week's theme along with short descriptions of each episode. The first episode comes to us from the missing Crypto, Queen and called Dr Rusia. It's twenty three minutes long. Dr Rouge promised financial financial, revolution and then two years ago, she disappeared. Why. The missing crypto clean is an eight part series from BBC sounds. The next episode comes to us from reply all and is called the snapchat thief it sixty nine minutes long. This week, a super tech support after Lizzie snapchat gets hacked. Things Start Getting Really Creepy Alex investigates. The next episode comes to us from case file, and it's called the Silk Road part, one and two. The first episode is eighty four minutes long, and the second is eighty minutes long. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the second century BC via a combination of roads and sea routes goods like silk, paper, and spices transported from the producers in Asia to the markets in Europe. Eventually, it wasn't just goods that were traded. They're also ideas, customs, religions, and even diseases. The next episode comes to us from Lizard people is called Bitcoin was created by a rogue ai with Sam Baltar it sixty minutes long. Bitcoin is one of the great mysteries of the Internet. Age who exactly created it? Where's it going? How did it blow up so fast? What the fudge is a blockchain, and why don't I have won the delightful Sam Baltar of the equally delightful podcast? Weird work joins to talk about cryptocurrency and the possibility that the J. Cryptic coin was created by. Get this artificial intelligence. The next episode comes to us from breach and is called. Caution falling rocks. It's forty seven minutes long. The Yahoo data breach left three billion users private information vulnerable for three years before the public learned about it. How did it happen? And what can we learn from the greatest known data breach in history? Those are the episodes chosen by Daniel. Ocho for this week's theme tales from the Dark Web, follow along with the discussion of this week's podcast episodes by using the Hashtag dark web pods. Now for some podcast industry news from the inside podcasting newsletter. As always, thank you to Sky Pillsbury. Who writes the inside podcasting newsletter for allowing us to share it with our ear? Buddies on this podcast will share the top stories from this week's issue of the newsletter. I story. Sky Interviews James Kim on her podcast the inside podcasting podcast. James is the creator of the fiction podcast moon face a show. Time magazine named one of the best ten twenty nineteen. In Moon face a young Korean American man named Paul wants to tell his mom that he's gay, but they don't speak. The same language Paul Story is loosely based on James Kim's real life experiences. Next story layoffs public radio suffered a heartbreaking number of layoffs this week. Here are the details Minnesota public radio slash American public media has laid off twenty eight employees. APM has also stop production of live from here and the hilarious world of depression. Chicago public media has let go of twelve employees and has ceased production on sound opinions. Next Story. She. PODCASTS founder Jessica. Cup for men and Elsie Escobar have decided to postpone their organizations. Second Annual Conference until October twenty twenty one. It was originally scheduled to take place in Arizona later this year.

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Han Dynasty

Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

04:50 min | 2 years ago

Han Dynasty

"Welcome to bedtime history. Have you heard of a country called China one point four billion people in China more people than any other country in the world around nineteen percent of the world has Chinese, which means around one in five people. The Chinese have very interesting history which goes back thousands of years there civilizations were vast and powerful and the invented many useful things tonight. We're going to learn about the Han dynasty which ruled China for over four hundred, years. China located in the East which is across the Pacific Ocean, from the United States than below Russia and above India. Like many civilizations changed over the years as emperors replaced other emperors. An emperor is the same thing as king in China. Gals who was the first emperor of the Han Dynasty in two hundred BC? He formed the new capital of CIANCI along the way river. His first move was to replace smaller kings over the different regions with his own relatives, which he I thought was a good idea, but these relatives ended up being just as difficult, often trying to take over his role as emperor. With gals Zoos Emperor Confucianism, became the main philosophy in China, it started with a man named Confucius. Who wrote about how people should treat each other and behave? He wrote the people should be honest and trustworthy. They should be loyal to their leaders. Parents and parents should love their children and children should love their parents. A follower named Fu Shang had saved the books of Confucius and under Emperor Gal Zoo universities were established Oliver China to share his teachings. Before. Long thirty thousand students were studying Confucianism. For many years, the Chinese people worship their ancestors. The emperor worshipped his ancestors to and he and most families made ritual sacrifices to them and to other spirits. Taoism was another religion practice during the Han Dynasty, and during this time Buddhism was also introduced to China. For every civilization trade is an important way for people to get things they need. In one, thirty, eight BC, a man named John Chen was sent by the emperor to explore the West. On the way most of his party was captured, but junction continued on until reaching Afghanistan. There he discovered goods. The Chinese would find useful like horses and Golden Silver and could be traded for junction, hurried back to the emperor and told him about the trade route soon. Many Chinese were moving along this trade route, connecting the east and the West. Some of the main goods China traded to the countries in the West where t perfumes, precious stones and silk. For this reason, it became known as the Silk Road and was used for hundreds of years afterward for trade between the east and the West. The, people of the Han Dynasty were also known for their beautiful artwork. We know this. Because many of the tombs were decorated with paintings and pottery and carved stones for example, the Tomb of the Wu family had three thousand figures carved from silver bronze jade. The, Han Dynasty also known for its invention of paper. The Chinese people took items like bamboo rags, fish, nuts and tree bark impounded them down, and then mix them with water next they spread it out flat and let it dry. This new invention quickly spread the empire. Another important invention was writing during the Han Dynasty. Someone wrote the first Chinese Dictionary and historians began recording the history of the Chinese people. Which is why we know so much about them today. Like all great dynasties, gals, uis ended when someone more cunning and powerful took over. Wing became the next temper and broke with many of the old dynasties traditions and called his new dynasty. The first thing he did was took the farms for many of the wealthy families, and gave them back to the peasants, the poor people. This angered many of the smaller kings, and before long a new emperor lay shoe controlled the Han Dynasty. At this time, the dynasty was mostly controlled by young teenage boys who are power hungry and always trying to get the best of each other, which only lead to more trouble in the palace. Before long the next person wanting to be emperor raised an army, and conquered the palace, leading to the end of the Han Dynasty. But incredibly at four hundred years, this dynasty was the longest lasting of all dynasties in the history of China, and also set the standard for future dynasties which sought to emulate its success today. China's one of the largest countries and seeing much growth and has its history to thank for it.

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Travel to Northern Pakistan

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

09:08 min | 2 years ago

Travel to Northern Pakistan

"Like to welcome to the show. David Harden from travel worn SATCHEL DOT com. Who's come to talk to us about northern Pakistan? David welcome to the show. Thank you Chris. Thank you at least to be. Your accent is clearly not one from northern Pakistan. We're talking T- well you're in the UK. Near Windsor what led you to Pakistan give you the shortened version. But when I was eighteen. I decided to travel overland from the UK to Australia. And I could as far as Afghanistan before you realized you'd run out of land. It was not in the Russians. Got In the way so yes. Well the happens doesn't it tells away two years and decided that still WanNa girl on the Silk Roads still interested Islamic culture and art and architecture and filling in the gaps. Ever since. I've sort of done Australia and Southeast Asia and all of Europe and a few of the songs but Pakistan is always there the one that I needed to to tick off really well in you chose northern Pakistan on this particular trip which as we were talking before hand you said is quite different from southern Pakistan and that would be a whole different trip. North and south is very different. I mean the north. It's cooled in those areas and they three huge mountain ranges. So you have the to the West. You have the Hindu Kush in the sense of you have the character forms and then surrounded on the north and east by the Himalayas. And they're absolutely wonderful mountain ranges but as you get further south. Islamabad where I flew into the great trunk. Road becomes planes. Sunset becomes desert would way down to Karachi New Arabian Sea. So yeah very two distinct areas. Shall we start them in? Islamabad actually just flew into Islamabad as bad as modern city. One of the interesting says the city right next to it as well. Andy which is the ancient city but Islamabad is the modern city Pakistan pill. Much longer grid lines are easy to navigate. I would say that actually just before I started this trip on originally planned to buy a motorbike in Islamabad an travel up through the Karakoram highway and then head off into various places. I'd read about in various books to say that I spoke to that is a big Pakistan community here in the UK. And I have up the friends one. Who's a Kashmiri? And he said well to be honest. I know you're motorcyclist but the roads are something else and I would recommend a jeep at least so you'd better listen to this sort of thing. They listen to him and I got myself a cheap and a guide to me actually at Islamabad airport. I spoke at the moment number weeks number of months. Really sending out my tinman. He can find out about what I want to and that was great and so I had this a jeep drive and I have to say it was probably the best decision. I made an enormously. I would travel alone and make my way round but I think this would have been a journey too far. How did you find a jeep and a driver a Kashmiri gentlemen here in the UK who promotes northern Pakistan but wonderful gentleman and he put me in touch with Earth's people over the and I came up with one Sean who you turn out to be absolutely brilliant and good thing was that. He's his the Chinnery but often is not. We will turn off the rodent gun sale. This liquid interesting here. I suggest we don't do this. And I think the question slips or went what about safety because one sure yeah this image of cool so Pakistan and especially the northern areas and you know I I thought of the trip I plan was to go up towards promised so and Eko took care of it. Sometimes Chris when you meet someone. They have absolute confidence. That you've made a really good decision. They already felt towards the back end of the trip. We ended up in a shallow. He said near the Afghanistan border he said had I gone two weeks earlier suggested shallow harassed security reasons and it's nice having someone who has local intelligence so to speak and he was always on his phone is always checking where we were not set up. There wasn't one time the only time was rather Longley wanting planted in someone's house and it was an old soldier. I didn't notice but his granddaughter sent his granddaughter all and having a cup of tea with him dump. She walked in with this shotgun undecided K. And he said I started brandishing. The shotgun around me and I was okay Maybe I made a mistake too much of a price to pay for a cup of tea but it turned out that he wanted to show me the gun which was made in combat nineteen sixty in Birmingham the UK because as from the UK and then he was crowded this so I mean that's the momentarily. I felt unsafe that that was it. That was the extent to how I felt and say in Pakistan excellent now you said as I said Islamabad. You said that's a modern city. It sounded like in your tone I was hearing so I didn't spend a lot of time Islam Abbad. I was more interested in the mountain. I sort of pasta very quickly. In fact which we left about an hour nine did we did come back so actually to see Faisal mosque. Okay which is a really beautiful most very modern initiative about nine thousand nine hundred and again a very very beautiful most news in the foothills of the Himalayas. It's great visit down as the last place of his. But I'll tell you about that. I if I may so folks in about nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight defies most because in Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Stunt up the hundred and twenty million dollars. Us to build it as one does the money partly he fis but what is interesting is he. Made a competition to will be architects. Come up with the design. Took you shocked. The name one is an Basti. The whole architecture on a Bedouin. Tent shot was pretty interesting in the appealed to King Faisal and he's a magnificent structure because it's like an eight sided tend to really doesn't like a tent and so big on this enormous white marble and gray marble and you just see it for miles driving towards thinking okay. Looks Okay and something. You just don't know the ten minutes down the road you think. I'm sure I should have been by now this grid system of Islam about so you go up. It's the end of the road unless they just ended up votes off the Bat. So twenty minutes you eventually get close to it and then you start to really appreciate the enormity of small the structure and get three hundred thousand people praying ally inside. I think it's ten thousand but with the porticos and the data coca grounds. You've got three hundred thousand people. Pray there and it was real highlight. Visit every interested in style of architecture. But one thing is that if people do visit to you have to take your shoes and men and this white marble and greyish sort of marble and it wasn't a particularly sunny hot day but every time I stepped off the white mob wants the gray marble. My feet wants to get an angle for a pit shuttle. Take a shortcut to the record. My feet was scolded eventually got in as well but that just finished prayer and like go up to the main entrance to get inside to have a look at this incredible space inside and they said No. I'm sorry you can't come in and I said well look. I sort of come with away from London. See this is. This is typical of buckets. Johnny people that they will try and be as helpful as possible really nice and he said okay look you should really go with this young man and he spoke to the man order when we rolled around the back this young man to be around the back and there was a back door and he took my camera with me. He said look no pitches inside and just tap a low. I thought this really really nice touch and again to tread on the carpet I saw rob and really nice and re serene place children. Having lessons and really great atmosphere. I came back and said I gave him my camera and come back and I was sort of going to complaints because everyone in that had come phones. So fees and pitches thinking well. I was lucky enough to be let in so I wasn't going to push that but really worth of visit. This is a lot of history to this place. That modern architecture ignace absolutely stunning in the surroundings of the hills with the backdrop of the foothills of the Himalayas. It's a

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"silk road" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

05:34 min | 2 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Deserve discounts with snapshot progressive casualty insurance company affiliates snapshot not available in California Caroline from all agents you're in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills test which led a candidate show that they're the right higher and we give me this magic music which will inspire the perfect tired to begin clog dancing okay there's no magic music but skills tests that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job is indeed dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions apply two more of the greatest hits of the seventies what is that a nine the to strain in the how to the you happen to know David rob from lake worth I'm looking for Mister seven nine even rob of lake worth you've got ten minutes to call me back because I've got five hundred dollars for yeah eight hundred nine one nine one oh seven and nine Valentine's day is coming up maybe you want to buy something.

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"silk road" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Buy one get one of the locations take off what it may vary by location apply loss of life not valid with any other coupon your in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills tests which led a candidate show that they're the right hire indeed will also give you the sticky frog which will suddenly lose and stick to the face of a perfect higher yeah okay there's no sticky frog but skills tests that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job is indeed dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions apply on the phone with me is Ronnie from get the T. dot com Hey Ronny it is the T. that makes you go I know this because I use of my favorite pomegranate what kind of flavors are there to choose from with this wonderful TV you can hear pomegranate you can do this the straight which is real good and also we have a meant a government people really love that one too and we have a couple new flavors on the way which I will not discuss yet but where they're coming so a lot of people don't know the peppermint is a very very good supplement to keep the stomach happy it relaxes the intestines and once again it makes you feel better because it allows them to to move around and get that stuff out you that bad stuff out here absolutely this is a digest movers so people have a hard time digesting stuff for you get some soccer maybe you're a real heavy need either nothing wrong with me but it does take quite a long time to get through the stomach so does he is wonderful that's why tagline that he to Mexico I want my life to change and get the T. where do I go to get it yet let's see dot com that yet the TT a dot com fantastic this is a guided meditation on parenting by finding a comfortable relaxed position let out whatever stresses in your body it could be from the time you left your daughter's blouse in the dryer too long and it shrunk four sizes or when you donated her private diary to the public library or when you thought chaperoning the school dance meant actually dancing in the school dance whatever it is let it go the fire you started with that experimental dinner the all the time you drove away from the gas pump with the gas pump let it go three very relaxed two there you go one I prefer to be a perfect man there are thousands of teens.

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"silk road" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

MYfm 104.3

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on MYfm 104.3

"Qualifying in the ninety nine per month service on one bill nation activation of the charges and restrictions apply you're in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills tests which led a candidate show that they're the right hire indeed will also give you the sticky frog which will suddenly lose and stick to the face of a perfect higher yeah okay there's no sticky frog but skills tests that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job within D. dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions apply from the southern California Toyota dealers traffic center we make it easy it looks like there's a bit of a mess you drive in the ten freeway westbound I just forget the free Monday said there was an accent there that was taken away one of the express lanes are one of the main lines I think they did get everybody off to the right shoulder but the drive is still jammed up pretty solid they're coming up on rose need westbound say the six yes and also it's kind of a slow right is welcome hacienda you'll see brake lights up not over twenty seven ten is accident free better speeds the ten freeway but I'll think they're the clean saves about dry of that crash on the ten west months might want to stick with it it had a for the one ten freeway northbound side just before you get to Adams an earlier crash in the box truck is out the freeway the drive is a pretty tough to come away from Manchester stays close to the one a one south of say the one tenth of that me twenty six and that's going to save the other about press Manchester before that improves headed eastbound side of the one eighty just before you get to the five freeway they did finally get that sucker out the way but I think it's a pretty heavy from just before the four oh five west bound say.

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"silk road" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Up for it no credit card needed just download the credit come back now credit card used to progress you're in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills tests which led a candidate show that they're the right higher and we give you this magic music which will inspire the perfect higher to begin clog dancing okay there's no magic music but skills tests that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job is indeed dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions welcome back to the dumpster up next we have such such moves a member of the shelter pet group that's right a group known especially for their coach smuggling ball choosing face looking tail wagging backyard hang and of course companionship and what breed would you say such movies I have to do with maybe a lavish terrier haunch while looking kind of mix tremendous store and also like to point out satchels color white gray brown black brindle simply marvelous you know it's such a treat to watch like this let's see action he makes contact with this person that actually known as the trickster how intuitive and now he appears to excite you turning in circles the happy dance so common with this group and finally when nothing face we have just gets in the ring well looks fantastic but really the best way to know an amazing show the padlock Satchmo is to meet one was at the shelter pet project dot org today adopt would you buy that is from the Humane Society of United.

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"silk road" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on KTRH

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Last 30 years have seen major progress in fight against corruption

UN News

07:15 min | 3 years ago

Last 30 years have seen major progress in fight against corruption

"The UN is committed to fighting corruption a phenomenon that affects all countries in one way or another through the work of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption is the only legally binding universal anti corruption instrument and a unique tool tool for developing a comprehensive response to what is a global problem. The vast majority of United Nations member states are parties to the convention ahead of a conference in Abu Dhabi to discuss issues relating to the convention. Joan Brenda Lino Director of the Division of Treaty Affairs for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Spoke Selena Schneier from Your News and told her that he's encouraged by the way that thinking about corruption has evolved. I think we have to have a long term view of fighting corruption. And if you take that long term view you actually find that we've come quite a ways for example in the last thirty years thirty years ago. Oh when I was dealing with corruption issues around the world in my job I often we find people that would say well. Corruption is good in some forms because it helps move for example business forward or or this is our culture. This is the way we do things you can come in and change it from outside. There were no at at that time. Bribes were tax deductible. At that time there were no instruments. International instruments related to corruption. People often didn't WanNA talk about it. Member states during in During meetings now thirty years later it's a completely different environment. We bribes or not now tax deductible in fact people have committed around the world to to ensure they're not We have no one would dare say no member state. No more dare say that corruption is good in any form and anytime everybody recognizes the need need to deal with it and the need to deal with it together as a group around the world And and we've made some strides in and how to deal with corruption so we found different types of methods in ways that we think can be useful both preventive and also allow enforcement area and international cooperation and asset recovery recovery of dealing with corruption. We've actually made quite great strides and I think some sometimes you hear a lot about corruption but part of that of hearing so much about it is that eh because it's becoming more public people talking about it more so it seems like there's more out there but it's probably just because I think it's being exposed more And I thank the convention the UN conventions corruption is quite played quite a role in this development and in getting people to really Focus on corruption and collectively say that we have to deal with this issue globally. Can you save your words about this. Initiative which concerns the countries participating in the Silk Road wrote project around the world. There are lots of anti corruption. Initiatives groups of member states individual member states are pursuing and of course China. Ah has been a country that has been very active around the world with their so quote initiative and I think in the context of the Silk Road Initiative they're looking for for an anti-corruption aspect to it. And I for us you know it fits in with what we're doing. Generally early with countries to help them on a regional basis on a on a country to country basis on a global basis to to. How do we bring them together to to increase the flow of information and in the international cooperation needed to deal with corruption which is often Particularly with money moves from one country and other I it's transnational is national crime international issue that needs to be you need multiple countries addressing it so China has been very active. Ah also seeking to use this four and other For where people come together to talk about corruption and improve their their methods. You you know to to ensure that that that we that they also Get the benefits of these efforts in there so initiative and so they have you know for example. They've asked us to to to to help. Work with with countries that are involved in the Silk Roads. The so-called Work and try to bring them together at the network better to shoot devout to be able to to work together internationally And share information better so so we as we would with any countries in any initiatives that can help better the cooperation corruption generally. We're more than happy to help any good examples. Examples of successfully fighting corruption. Well there are always examples of people making progress in that regard and and I. I don't want to talk about specific countries but let's say for example. I'll give you an example. We have a review mechanism organism the UN Convention Against Corruption has as as a process where member states peer review each other. And they see how they're doing how they're anti-corruption regimes James how they can be made better And it looks very comprehensively things such as are they regulating properly. Do they have the codes of conduct do they. Do they have the right. Auditing thanks skills. Do they have the right law enforcement abilities and capabilities do they. Have you know laws and legislation in place The ability to deal uh-huh with asset recovery going after assets seizing the confiscating managing returning. And what's interesting. What we see is under these reviews so many countries are interested in eager to make changes that improve their ability to deal with corruption and therefore reduce corruption? And we're seeing it happen. I mean we have for example. Ninety percent of all countries that have participated in the reviews close to ninety percent have have made legislative changes. Does that are that are better their ability to deal with corruption. We have a third of them have said that they've made their there have been changed. And we've seen that improve international cooperation the flow of information and things of that nature. I think you know probably about two thirds of them. have made strides in preventing an in certain areas of preventing corruption that have led to Tiki corruption. I think in for example the Nigeria survey that I talked about before which was actually being released today in Nigeria You know we see. For example. There have been efforts made with the police. That have you know. Cut Cut The incidences of corruption the police down by by almost Twenty percent but but again still at a high level and still a lot to do but we were see that there are efforts being made that are are making making Headway so so yes. I think we are making progress in a number of countries. I think I I think there's a lot to do and of course because it's such a critical issue and because it's connected to so much of what we're doing so much of our goals international including including the sustainable development goals continue to be high on the agenda I think increasingly higher on the agenda of the international

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"silk road" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Get a real ID your giving yourself the gift that keeps you flying all year long brought to you by the California DMV you're in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills test which led a candidate show that they're the right higher and we give you this magic music which will inspire the perfect tired to begin clog dancing okay there's no magic music but skills tests that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job is indeed dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions apply there are hard questions that go there are mines all the time in Google will deliver a variety of sites that can give you answers to some of those questions in some situations some of the time but it's cool that we've had for centuries long before the internet was invented is the word of god but usually when we think of the Bible we also think outdated irrelevant many of us relate to the Bible sometimes but what if it was a Bible for all time this is my team deal created the life application study but it's for people who are alive the best selling study Bible in the entire world the pure text of the Bible paired with ten thousand plus notes written in plain English profiles maps timelines might soon binding so it lays flat really flat full size personal size leather black letter red letters now you have no excuse not to understand the Bible you're welcome the new life application study Bible for all times so cal whether from KFI showers on and off this morning until late the after this afternoon temperatures in the low to mid fifties temperatures tomorrow in the low to mid sixties in metro in Orange County mid to.

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"silk road" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"silk road" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Your in charge of hiring and indeed has solutions like online skills test which led a candidate show that they're the right hire indeed will also give you the sticky frog which will suddenly lose and stick to the face of the perfect higher yeah okay there's no sticky frog but skills test that's for sure see why independent research by Silk Road chose indeed delivers three times more higher than any other job site post your next job within D. dot com slash higher in try skills test for free terms and conditions apply the inflatable noodle man is constant I'm generating entices people to look at me look at me the stylist and bring us a literal had originally however the inflatable man when hearing that I co wrote in the six people on the show as an award winning apps that makes it easy to manage what policy he knows to switch because yes to king to geico Isabella brain not discuss can inflatable Newman S. I'm protecting creatures first feels like the thrill of a lifetime especially when you're one of the first residents of the village in Providence point in Annapolis like all first this has its privileges like being part of the priority club getting in on the ground floor and having a hand in shaping the community the way you'll want sound exciting being first always does visit the village at Providence point dot org to find out how you can experience that feeling for yourself the village of profits point is pending final approval by the Maryland department of aging Hey what's up its rally from the Kane show and I just took a little visit to the brand new were modeled Rockville dealership persons.

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Male Black Widows Poach Rivals' Approaches

60-Second Science

01:55 min | 3 years ago

Male Black Widows Poach Rivals' Approaches

"This is scientific. Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher Dodd Yata for male black widow spiders. Finding a mate is risky risky business. They have to go on an epic journey. Catherine Scott in Iraq knowledge EST at the University of Toronto. If the population she studies on Canada's Vancouver Hoover Island she says the spiders only twelve percent chance of surviving their scramble over sand dunes implants and they have very poor eyesight and their traveling at night so one way males find females is by sniffing from afar the fair Ramon perfume on their webs but Scott has now discovered an alternative way males find mates by subjecting the spiders to a race for each male before he started. We weighed him in on a tiny scale and we painted him with racing stripes and measured the length of his his legs. We had a finish line of fairmount omitting females and we released males at various distances from those females to see whether they arrived out of females. Weber not and how fast they got their what suppressor was at the males that started farthest nearly two hundred feet away actually traveled fastest towards females else and the reason they poached the pads of their rivals. WHO's been continuous. Soak drag lines as they move. These spiders are much more adept at walking and running on silk than they are on the ground so we realized that maybe the males that we released far away from the females were encountering. These silk highways left by rival males else and running along them. The details are in the proceedings of the Royal Society. B and follow up experiments in the lab confirmed that male black widows are indeed willing to risk a run in with a rival to win a chance to pass on their genes a chance that makes it worth traveling along the Silk Road. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher Indonesia.

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How did Canada and China end up here? How does it end?

The Big Story

12:27 min | 3 years ago

How did Canada and China end up here? How does it end?

"Fess is one of those stories that starts with a news event, the makes bold headline in Asia, and the US falling sharply on news, that top Chinese executive has been arrested in canon, while we see a mum long show. Appearing today in VC supreme court she since been released on ten million dollar bail, awaiting possible, extradition to the US move. She's about to fight from there. The narrative splits into stories about retaliation stories about political posturing trade, stories and business stories and technology stories most of these items are small enough that unless you're really paying attention. You might not notice them, but they are all part of the same big story and that story is still unfolding even when it's not dominating headless yesterday. The president signed an executive order effectively banning US telecom companies from using wall, way technology for five G. This is the next Canada updating its. Travel advisory for China, telling Canadians to exercise, a high degree of caution in China Canada's rocky relationship with China hit another bump today. Beijing has now blocked canola imports from a second Canadian producer Tara over alleged contamination by pests is it an show them? One day you look up your country is four months out from an important election and finds itself. Caught directly between two superpowers with no easy way. So what happens now how did Canada and China's relationship end up here? Can the liberals really soften their talk and deescalate tensions in the middle of an election? And if they do that, and Donald Trump doesn't like it. What happens then? I'm Jordan heath rulings? And this is a big story about a rock and hard place and us David Maas crop is one of our favorite. Geopolitical analysts is a political scientist, and he is the author of too dumb, for democracy. Let's start with the really basic simple stuff. How is Canada's relationship with China right now? It's pretty awful unless something changed in the last couple of hours. And I don't think it has it is that one of the lower point the being out in years, when I was doing my masters I became deeply interested in international relations and China and took a course on China studied, I are SETI, global international local economy. And so that was that's the baseline that I'm going from from my head. I doubt for a couple of years, I was expecting to China and I didn't. But then in the last year or so I doubt back in, especially the last six months, and there's been a notable decline since Canada arrested. Among one Joe on request of the Americans would like her extradited to the US where she's indicted on a couple of dozen or so charges. Of working with a Ron, which is under American sanctions. And that was really the sort of opening salvo in deteriorating deteriorating relationship between Kennedy and China and that sort of decline has been marked by obviously the arrest, but Dan, China, banning Canadian, canola imports arresting to Canadian nationals, Michael covert. Michael Foulon sentencing to Canadians to death on drug charges and Canada, considering banning while way for five technology which the Americans would very much like us to do. So there's you can see from bats quick rundown at the last several months half year or so a growing tension. But, but fundamental rift surrounding largely long-term geopolitical interests. Explain for me if you can how Weiwei is tied to the Chinese government, because I. Here in the west in the, the coverage that we get it almost seems like an arm of the government. And, and I don't understand that. So well, I don't think it is. I mean, I'm not a China expert. I'm a. A writer observer scientists democracy interested in this. And so something I track across several different types of reporting. So it's interesting to see how different countries report on it. How international media reports on it? But also have business media reports on that versus political media. And one of the things you see is that there is some doubt to the rich while as connected to the Chinese government. And as one observer point of there's no smoking gun. But the concern is that either now or at some point while technology could be used in at least one of two ways to undermine geopolitical interests, including economic interests in corporate interests. And one is through the Chinese government, requesting data from the company extra-territorially and a company to comply. So one is they show up. China's government says, look, this is the rules, give us the data and they had no choice. It's a little bit of Kim to the US Patriot Act. And if. You've got stuff. But that's that's a domestic thing. So if you're a Canadian that uses g mail on your stuff is stored on American servers, the government, the US government can access that stuff under the Patriot Act, right? This is one of the concerns with using American service in American technology. It's a bit like that. So it's not like this is just the China issue in their, their concerns with the United States from since as well. So that's one of the Chinese government will be able to request that information. And from what I've read that is generally probably true. The government asked for it while we would have to provide the other is that why would actually build back doors into the technology that would allow spies the Chinese stayed to directly access that tater through the back door? Now, China has a long history of corporate XP knowledge stealing ideas, stealing intellectual property. They're not the only ones, of course. I mean, a lot of America was built and stealing intellectual property. But that is part and parcel of the struggle, you mentioned America couple of times, I because we arrested while way CFO on their request and second. Because there may now be some pressure to not allow away on the five G network because of them. How is our relationship with the state's play into diplomacy with China, and what's Canada going to do if we're caught in the middle? I don't know. I would not want to be Christophe land right now because there isn't an immediate obvious good solution to this. If you're thinking, geopolitically, if you if you're worried about your relationship with the United States for all kinds of reason, the US has been in long-term decline. Then you have a problem if you specially if you wanna look around the world. Develop new alliances and new relationships and China's one of those, especially if you rely on China for things like canola exporting canola, which is significant for Canadian partners. On the other hand, you're dealing with Trump who's Curiel at the best of times. And you're trying to get the US MCA agreement, the US NCA ratified, which is increasingly difficult and unlikely in the current US congress, it might have to wait. So what do you do your bound to the US for other reasons to the border, the movement of goods and individuals? Whatever it was eighty percent or so of our trade, but also defense, right? I mean they're a defense arrangements, whether it's NORAD or NATO. And then on top of that, we're part of the five is intelligence community, and there are concerns that if, if those countries allow countries that are part of the fun is allow wobbly technology. They may not want to share intelligence with them for fear that it's compromise. So what do you do if you're Canada, I have no idea. You know, eve version, who's a scholar at UB a China scholar. I usually Pacific scholar thinks that the immediate move is you deescalate with China and to rebalance that relationship, the more, I think about the more I think he's onto something. But as a recently for the boat mail, we also have to think forward fifty to one hundred years, and they go, what kind of international order. We want to be part of building to ensure that we have a just and ideally democratic. World. Order governed by very careful norms. What country is due to one another into their own people? Well, how does China's global strategy play into what Canada's facing because you've used sort of outlined, some of their bigger strategies towards trade, and trying to lead that international order? So the Chinese belt and become sort of modestly obsessed with the Chinese and road initiative. Explain explain exactly what the belt in Rhode initiative is for those of us who are hearing about it for the first time. So it's several years old now, dates to give or take twenty thirteen and what it is, is in short oversupply a little bit on attempt to recreate the silk road. Through a massive roughly one trillion dollar US infrastructure and development program that will stretch across give or take between sixty and seventy countries and dozens of organizations, and this is a factory China launching a massive investment throughout the world. Now. Depending on how you see it. It's a bit of a rohrschack test for your perspective on China. You could be seen as a development project. It could be seen as a trap China's investing in these countries and that has them on the hook largely, like, by the way, developed countries have been doing around the world for years, in, for instance through IMF programs, but it's also potentially a projection military force, and building of allied ships, strategic partnerships while in the Americas in western Asia in Africa. It now has a growing military component as well to some extent, for instance, with Pakistan, who's building Chinese fighter jets, depending on how you see it. It's some combination of development program infrastructure program, military program and debt trout and big geopolitical play to help China direct the global order in the next in this. In the next century, if one of the options is to deescalate with China and ease the tensions kind of become become more of a part of what they're doing. Can the liberal government do that in an election year? I mean they've they've been standing tough so far. Can they turn around and deescalate this thing without losing face, what would what would the other parties have them do? I'm very curious to I mean Andrew shears line is that he wants to reset the relationship? I don't know what that means. What that would look like I don't know if this is a get tough on China plant, what you're possibly to get tough perspective is that China has been sort of bucking the international order for years, and they talk a lot about rights rules, but they don't follow them themselves. The liberals have been trying to for instance, negotiate some sort of settlement, obviously on canola, but also to try to secure the release of my covert space for China's been hesitant to take meetings, high level meetings and. And we don't have an ambassador in China, currently, and the Chinese investor is leaving at the end of the month. He's been quote unquote promoted to Paris. So now he hasn't exactly been, I think particularly easy to work with. And obviously, if you remember back to John McCallum, who was retired by premise, true toe that relationship wasn't particularly productive. I think either so they're caught. So I don't know what they do in, in lection year because even if the get tough on China rhetoric might play well to some it's not going to serve the country. Well, conserved, canola farmers is not going to serve detained Canadians is not going to serve two Canadians, who are right now have been

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President Xi Jinping, China And Italy discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:45 sec | 3 years ago

President Xi Jinping, China And Italy discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

"President Xi Jinping has arrived in Rome with the populist government. They're eager to lead European nations into signing up for China's belt and road initiative. That's despite warnings from the US and European allies. Italian ministers say the so-called new silk road is already in Europe with the railhead in Germany. But Italy's move could encourage a unified e u strategy for joining China's global projects, I do think that Italy leading the remaining European countries along the silk road could actually in ties other countries to join and maybe former like we save a European unified strategy vis-a-vis the development of Africa Middle East and other countries around the silk

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Google Fined $57 Million Under New European Law

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:42 min | 4 years ago

Google Fined $57 Million Under New European Law

"The. This is news briefing on Tanya. Bruce does reporting from the newsroom in New York. Google has been fined fifty seven million dollars in the biggest penalty yet under a new European law. In question is Google not going far enough in getting valid user consent to gather data for targeted advertising, were sorting. It all out and figuring out what it means down the road for Google globally after these Ted lines. Facebook's. What's at messaging service is limiting users ability to forward content is an effort to rein in the ways the popular platform allows the spread of misinformation the move which follows months of criticism over the company's response to such incidence is one of the bigger challenges. Facebook has made to one of its core services in response to political pressure. What's apps more than one billion global users can now only foreword material to five individual users or groups at once that's down from twenty likely change won't be significant for most casual users, but could be a major one for the hundreds of millions of people in the developing world who use it as a primary source of sharing news. What's up said in a release that it has been testing the forwarding limit for six months and would continue to listen to feedback. Opening the door for more changes or rollback should users revolt. The disappointing performance of Apple's iphone X are is rippling through the global supply chain. We land in Japan where a leading major Japanese. Supplier for the model is seeking a bailout from an investor group from China and Taiwan Japan display Inc is an advanced talks with Taiwan's teepee holdings and Chinese state owned silk road fund about an investment that would include a stake of thirty percent with the possibility of greater control later in the latest lineup of iphones only. The ex- are uses liquid crystal displays the type in which Japan display specializes in and that model has fallen far short of apples expectations. Nonetheless, Japan display may still have some value to an Asian buyer given its experience in mass production and close ties to apple Japan display plans to use the invested money for day to day operations and hopes to announce a deal as soon as mid February and the latest trend in mobile gaming stock trading ups, apps such as Robin Hood, and we bowl are drawing in young and often inexperienced investors. And the journal says it's bringing the ability to make foolish decisions to an ever broader swath of people. The ability of robinhood another apps to draw customers is reflective of. Individual investors. Leaps into the stock market journal goes on to say the ability of robinhood and other apps to draw customers is reflective of individual investors. Leaps into the stock market after sitting out most of a decade long bull run this past year since launching in twenty thirteen Robin Hood in particular has amassed about six million clients is gained one million alone. Since last July and has more users than trade coming up. What fifty seven million dollar fine means for Google and data privacy protection? A French regulator. Find alphabets Google fifty six point eight million dollars the biggest penalty yet under a new European privacy law. We note as the European Union wide general data protection regulation GDP are which went into effect. Last year doesn't unprecedented penalty make new advances in the fight for privacy protection. Let's get more from Wall Street Journal reporter Sam Schechner, he is on the scene at Davos at the moment, actually and is chiming in in a pinch. Thanks as always fence. We got here because privacy activists say there really isn't a question about this debate where they coming from they use a term, but Google obviously rejects enforced consents, where they say that it's so complicated. Defined the ways to turn off the consent. If people just quick the blue box that says, okay, I agree and that that is valid consent. And in this case Francis privacy regulator agreed with them Google fights back how with this argument a little bit more. On where they're coming from. And you know, we're they're gonna come from bigger picture. What does it do with this problem on its hands? Now that a precedent has been set here. Not that not that complicated. But the, you know, the broader question here is that this is a starting gun for a bunch of litigation that's going to start hiring up in various countries across the view as decision start to come in Ireland's going to start issuing decisions in a bunch of aces that it has involving other companies, and those are going to end up in court and in coming months and years, we're going to start to see what ballad consent really is and Google is not exactly gonna go hungry from any eight figure fine. But you know, maybe this does set an example, what else has been happening throughout Europe in terms of some noise being made in this arena, where what other countries, do you think we might look to next first of all about the finding a right that the fine is not that big for Google. But it's certainly a shot across the bow. In terms of the countries the way the way that GDP are works. The country were. Your headquarters as in Europe is going to be the one that's your lead privacy. Regulator which means the Irish regulator is really powerful. Helen dickson. The data protection protection Commissioner there has privacy oversight for Google Facebook Twitter a bunch of other big tech firms. That's going to mean that a lot of cases are going to come from their big European board where they will make joint decisions on some of these cases. So we may start to see some of these cases of fear before the European data protection board just to at another acronym. Jumble. You always on us in with the latest from overseas. And we always appreciate it. Sam schechner. Thank you so much and up to soon, that's it for the tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York on tiny boosters, thanks for listening.

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These 1,000-year-old, blue-specked teeth could rewrite medieval history

Science Magazine Podcast

11:31 min | 4 years ago

These 1,000-year-old, blue-specked teeth could rewrite medieval history

"Where they scrape your teeth, and they take is called dental calculus or tartar off your teeth is that lesson for any. No. But luckily that is a relatively new thing and back in the day. And like medieval times, people were not having their teeth scraped every three to six months, and I say lucky because there's precious information hidden in that dental calculus may be able to learn about the oral microbiomes of the people who live in the past and also about different diseases that they might have had. And now, it's also telling us things about their occupations what they did every day or or kinds of chemicals encountered in their lives. I have Christina Warner here. She's gonna talk about some dental calculus that was contaminated with a blue mineral, so Christina. What did you find these blue particles associated with dental calculus on these remains was when we first saw them? I mean, probably the last thing I would have expected to find we were trying to look at it in house. Yeah. We expected the bacteria has after all calculus is made a plaque dental plaque. Which is made up of bacteria, and we expected to find little bits of food because when you're alive, and you have plaque on your teeth, and you're eating or your smoking or your breathing and pollen all these little things. Get stuck in your plaque overtime, the plaque calcified at mineralized in your mouth from the minerals in your saliva. In fact, it's the only part of your body that fossilising while you're still alive, and this actually happens over and over again these layers actually build up almost like tree rings or layers of an onion. So after you've calcified one layer you'll form another layer that apply can keep doing it. This woman that we looked out. We actually cross section debt, and there were so many layers. It really looked like this calculus hadn't been removed in twenty or twenty five years that had so many layers built on top of each other. But for an archaeologist this is a gold mine. It's like a time capsule that tells the story of of this woman's life. What was the first thought from the group if you know, they saw these little blue flecks in in her teeth under the microscope? We had no idea what it was. We could be some sort of contaminant is there's something in soil. That's blue. Yeah. No, no. There's not we looked into extensively actually blue minerals are very rare. They tend to be things you have to mind from deep in the earth. They don't occur in surface sediments. So we thought well, maybe maybe it's a it's a mineral of some kind, and maybe it's a paint. Because certain was so blue was Royal blue the brightest brightest blew it looked like Robin's eggs tiny little, Robin. I bet it. I was probably as right as right is a pretty common mineral, it's a pretty inexpensive mineral, and it's really widespread across Europe. And it was used by are in the middle ages. I was pretty sure it was as right? It ended up being fairly complicated to identify for a number of reasons. One is as we were looking at it the blue began to fade and disappear. Oh, yeah. This happened over and over again it took a while. I figure out what was happening, and we finally figured it out when you wanna look at calculus under a microscope. You can't just put under microscope. It's too compacted. And you have to break it up and the usual way of doing this is to apply a little bit of weak acid, and it just dissolves the mineral enough to allow the particles to come out. It turns out that many mineral pigments are actually unstable in the presence of acid and they lose their color. That's what we were seeing. So that gave you a clue that maybe it wasn't as right? We'll also breaks down from we actually tested many different reference, pigments and determine which were stable in. Which were not. So like cobalt blues is stable. But as right is not and Lashley was not there, aren't that many lose that were available to the medieval painter, they had a admitted access of the blues that they had available to most blue because of particular element. So cobalt blue is split because cobalt, Azure is blue because of copper, Vivian. I is blue because iron Rapids Lashley, actually, not one mineral. It's a bunch of minerals together. Blue component is called laterite. There's also white minerals in they're called slug apply and also pyrite the golden flex that. People often recognize one thing your paper reminded me of is that in a television show, and they say what is this mineral residue and just handed to the lab and that have hands and back and answer is never that easy. You had to go through a lot of steps to identify. What exactly was going on here on these T? So what were some of the tests that you had to subject this mineral to will the trouble with Lazarie? The blue mineral is that there's nothing unusual. About it. In terms of its elements made up of the same elements that are found in soil just configured very differently into in their mineral structure, and so we use a technique called Rahman spectroscopy which actually allows us to look more at the mineral structure itself, and that we were able to get a very good match for lodge right after we identified the blue crystals as being a match using two different methods for laterite. We thought let's test some of these white particles that ordinarily would completely ignore and they turn out to flog apply laterite and flog pie only Coker together in legislation that gave you that confidence that you what you are looking at. But it's really surprising that that's what you're looking at. It was extremely surprising. This Lashley was one of the most expensive and rarest artists materials of the middle ages. We did not expect to find it. I think it's hard for us understand how expensive it was. And how difficult it would have been to get their lap. Lashley only had one source during the middle ages, and that WAS FG. Anniston? So this pigment had to traveled from its source in Afghanistan overland along the paths of the silk road, basically at through the Islamic world. Whereas probably refined into a pigment traded up into Venice. And then distributed into Europe made in extraordinary six thousand kilometer journey to make it into the mouth of this very ordinary one about that in women. What about that last little bit of the journey? How would it end up in her mouth? I mean, there's no way this could happen completely Occidental's. She must have been exposed in a very intimate way. But help Osprey happen. Now, we spent a long time debating what the possible scenarios could be. I have my favorite. It's not the one that it is my favorite is all the the book kissing that people were doing it. The look if think has so so this is really incredible during the middle ages, but but actually later than the that was eliminated it. Yeah. Yeah. During the fourteenth century, there's this sort of fat. Bad for what they call emotive devotional osculation so says like intense kissing books, and the idea was to become very affectionate with the images. Eventually they started creating these little osculation targets at the bottoms of the pages to try to encourage priests, for example to kiss the target and not the face of Jesus because it was wiping away face that one was discarded because it was it wasn't the timing wasn't right. And let's turn to one of the what are the likely scenarios in which woman would have introduced us into her mouth. So he came up with two of the we thought were more likely that either she was trying to produce a pigment herself. And thus may have inhaled some of the dust, and that was so she would probably producing it either for herself or one of her sisters or she was an artist herself with the first scenario, although it's possible. I don't think it's likely for one reason. And that is because if you just take lapis largely Sony new grind now you'll. Will get a really dull gray pigment. It's not nice. It has too much of the flog pie and other minerals inside that dole the color. So what you have to do is you have to refine it and the technique use to refine lavishly at this time wasn't really known in Europe. It was primarily performed in in the Islamic world. But what I think is probably the most likely is that she was an artist herself, we do know from some artists manuals around the same time that one technique for producing a really fine point for for fine painting work involved. Compressing the the paintbrush between the lips the lap is largely was quite distributed through her mouth zone. It wasn't Dustin one place. It was also really disperse. So it didn't seem to have been incorporated as a paint, for example, if she had kissed it had gotten stuck an also there are some really amazing letters from right around the same time period. Maybe a little bit later. Also in Germany where there is a men's monastery. There's an or Mario. Who is the keeper of the books and he had commissioned the production of several new books from a neighboring women's community. So when you say when you say she was an artist it's more about eliminating manuscripts than it is about making paintings, correct? It was very likely for eliminating manuscripts. Because it was a lot of book production right at this time. It gives evidence that women were producing books and they were producing important books. Yeah. But unfortunately, these letters don't stay which pigments were being used we can tell by the amount of silk, and the amount of parchment that he was sending for these books to be made that they would have been quite nice books. Is there anything else from the grave site or from the ruins of the monastery where where this this remains were or anything else there that would help with that the women's community from the letter was different one. Okay. Not this community. The remains of from a site called doll. Heim doll Heim is located in western Germany and today. It's actually the site of museum about monasteries and the cemetery that we focused on was one of the very associate with one of the earliest religious communities that was founded in this area, and it was a women's community with interesting about all Heim is almost nothing survives at all. Today. You can go and visit and I recommend doing. So it's really fun. But all that's left of the women's community is the stone Dacians, none of the walls. Are there? There's no art that survives. There's not a single book that survives this poor women's community, which at its at its height supported actually, very small group of women. Only about a dozen women live there at any given time it underwent multiple fires burned to the ground multiple times. It was sacked in at least to battle. It was hit by plague and eventually it was abandoned during another war and a non was murdered and the whole community fell apart this was centuries later, and then later a group of monks moved in and they built a monastery, and that's the monastery. That actually release revives there today. And that today is really the museum people go to visit. But you can still find this kind of traces of this little women's what they call a frown closer this little women's monastery, a little women's community still bear the church foundations and the foundations of of the place where they lived, but it's very small kind of tucked away and forgotten. It's like had just been a rate how absolutely race. And so to me that was something that was so interesting is in this totally unexpected context from this very ordinary seeming woman from the cemetery we've been able to identify someone who was likely in live, quite extraordinary person. She must have been a very talented artists, and I say artists here because lapis Lashley was not used by scribes who is not used typically to write words, it was used to illuminate pictures. Wow. That is amazing. So other other remains from the

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