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Fresh update on "solomon islands" discussed on Balance of Power

Balance of Power

00:50 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "solomon islands" discussed on Balance of Power

"Because the Japanese the Koreans the Chinese are moving their most high-tech stuff away from China and the U.S. is a very attractive destination So that gives us some time to get this right But what I'm sure President Biden is hearing from his Japanese in Australia and Korean counterparts is you don't have a lot of time because China is now itself making a bid to join the trans Pacific partnership And the Japanese the Australians and others will hold them off for a while but that economic weights are going to have is going to count And so we have time but we don't have tons of time And this indo Pacific economic framework is a placeholder That's how our allies see it But they're going to want to see a lot more out of the U.S. to show we're serious In the meantime there's a different geopolitical aspect of this The deal between China and the Solomon Islands What are the issues in terms of national security Well the Chinese under Xi Jinping have become have become very aggressive about trying to influence poorly governed states and even developed military bases where they can And the most recent example is the Solomon Islands in the Pacific which is in Australia and New Zealand's backyard where there hasn't been a hostile military base since tan and World War II So it came as a real shock The Chinese side was able to do it because again these are small countries and a lot of money from Beijing can get them some friendships Well it's going to be a fascinating trip to follow Michael green.

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A Bipartisan Effort Seeks to Create US Presence in the Pacific

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:08 min | 1 d ago

A Bipartisan Effort Seeks to Create US Presence in the Pacific

"Can you explain a little bit to me what you and senator hirano are up to? Well, I think we see the region in the whole indo Pacific is extremely strategic and vital to America. We see China's very aggressive posture, just look what they recently done in the Solomon island. Signing a security agreement with the Solomon Islands that they are trying to use their typical means of corruption, the debt trap diplomacy they deploy, et cetera, to get more of these smaller nations to fall their way, whether it's to put pressure on Taiwan, whether it's to get more votes in these multilateral organizations like the United Nations. I think the United States needs to be more present and we need to have more connectivity in that region. We certainly have a major presence in Japan. You're well aware of you and I have talked about it many times before, but the largest component of U.S. Military stationed anywhere is based in Japan, why served as U.S. ambassador, most recently, and we have incredible strategic interest in the region. It's a vital area for growth, the busy sea lanes in the world and East China Sea, South China Sea, our interests are very much aligned with keeping a free and open region there in the Pacific.

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Fresh update on "solomon islands" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:52 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "solomon islands" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Okay, the key question, do we need to defend Taiwan? Because my Marine Corps general friend said, they're already in the second island chain with the Solomon island move. So Taiwan doesn't mean Japan falls. I mean, there are lots of assumptions here. Maybe the CNO and his team is actually thinking ahead of us. I'm hoping to being wrong, congressman, does anyone have a plan? I'm just confused as hell and I'm a civilian. They're thinking two moves ahead and their first move is we're going to surrender Taiwan, then that's a bad plan. I would hope to God not. I have been on a 6 year quest to discover and understand the plan to defend Taiwan. There are pieces of a plan that I've uncovered. Nothing is convincing. And when I raise this publicly, some high profile defense officials say, well, you just haven't been briefed on this spooky secret program or this or that. Bogus hue, not true. We do not have a simple coherent plan. We're not moving fast enough and if we lose Taiwan, fulfilling our treaty obligations to defend Japan becomes extraordinarily difficult. As well as the other treaty obligations we have in the region. You talked about the Solomon Islands as a second island chain. Well, it's Australia's first island chain. So we can not afford to surrender Taiwan. We are not moving fast enough. Ukraine provides some useful lessons in terms of what we can do to have an effect and what we must do in the short term, but thus far, I have seen no evidence that we're actually learning the question. Do we actually not know what we will do if China makes a move on Taiwan? I mean, is it Mike Gallagher congressman member of armed services Intel's conclusion that we don't have a plan? Our official policy is one of strategic ambiguity. So at best you can say, our response will be ambiguous. I don't know. And for those who say, for sure, we will defend Taiwan. And even President Biden has said that and had to walk it back, would the president have the authority to do it? Would Congress give the president the authority. That's why we need to work through these issues now. I would also clarify our policy strategic ambiguity and make it certain that we would defend Taiwan because I think there are real doubts about that factor. Well, this is a bipartisan mess. There's no clear plan for the navy. There's no clear plan for Taiwan, and I blame everyone. And I really don't think it's a partisan issue last 30 seconds to you, Congress, but it's not a partisan issue. No, I mean, look at the debate we have on the sea power committee. Joe Courtney and Elaine luria, on the other side, are sounding the alarm as well. That myself and rob Whitman are. So it's going to require bipartisan solution. One that will transcend different presidential administrations, right? If we win the sprint, and then we move on to the marathon, that's a multi decade competition. It's got to.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:58 min | 2 weeks ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"An episode The DMV download podcast is presented by steam fitters local 6 O two Thanks for hanging out with us It is 6 38 Time for traffic and weather Dave dildine Ada has been a tough day Yeah that's for sure And our top crash our top incident today is in Annapolis and it's been the closure of aris T Allen boulevard for more than four hours between Solomon's island road and schenk and round road where a truck went off a bridge lighted upside down near a creek church creek which is a tributary for the south river The recovery and the investigation keeping aristide and boulevard closed and putting more traffic on forced drive and west street Volumes are starting to lower though on route 50 and other highways around the region So speeds are picking up in the areas that aren't bottlenecked D.C. two 95 north and southbound near Pennsylvania avenue the left side is still coned off at the work zone And a couple of other laying closures might be going into effect later this evening should be gearing up for the project near the title basin on independence after that's a D.C. water utility project on independent savvy with lane closures going into place And the emergency utility work in embassy row has kept Massachusetts avenue closed westbound between 24th street and waterside drive for most of the day a little earlier this afternoon They did allow one eastbound lane of traffic by on Massachusetts avenue but westbound is still blocked from waterside You can get on to Massachusetts avenue in Virginia fairly quiet volume delays are starting to ease on the interstates with no major incidents having been reported recently Less than 30% of people in this region call themselves Washington commander fans what's behind their shrinking fan base Tonight on wusa 9 news at 11 Dave dildy and WTO traffic The storm team formed Briana Berman solo Just a beautiful first day of the first full week of May and the new month springs a few changes warmer temperatures.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:30 min | Last month

"solomon islands" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Off. Chinese businesses dominate nearly every sector of Solomon Islands economy from natural resource extraction to retail businesses and increasing assistance to the Solomon Islands government, although Australia is by far the largest owner, says committee. In order to understand China's growing influence, one must understand the flows of Chinese capital. The response to China has been mixed in the solomons. Last November, protesters demanded sogar a stepped down for the 2019 decision to end ties with Taipei. The protests escalated, resulting in violence that saw several Chinese owned businesses burned down. The prime minister is sticking to his guns, however, speaking on Wednesday, Sagar said the agreement was necessary to cover critical security gaps and improve the ability of the authorities to deal with future instability. He added that the Solomon Islands entered the deal with eyes, wide open. Development plays a large part in the reproachment between Beijing and onara. Test Newton Kane, the Pacific hub project leader at research center, the Griffith, Asia institute, says that sogar a believes Chinese infrastructure and investment are essential to the country's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. He's very much made it clear that that's what he sees as the economic path or a significant part of the economic path, and there's no question that China is very much the principal player in economic development of Solomon Islands. She says. Meg Keane, a professor at Australian national university, says that Pacific island countries see security and development issues as intertwined. They want to see strong commitment from their development partners on the full range of security issues. She tells time, which include climate change, human security, resource security, as well as traditional security. What are the implications of the pact? While the pact undoubtedly gives Beijing greater presence in the Pacific, keen points out the signed agreement remains secret, so the full implications are hard to judge. Newton Kane believes there may be a domestic backlash. The issue of lack of transparency is a concern in Solomon Islands, as has been the case in relation to other decisions by the sogavare government, including the switch in 2019. She tells time. Already, a senior opposition figure in the islands, legislator Peter kennel laureate junior is warning that the pact will further inflame emotions and tensions. At the same time, the fact that the U.S. delegation to the solomons is going ahead, Newton Kane says, is a positive sign that sogavare is maintaining communication, and is available to hear from partners as to what their concerns are. Says that the pact will spur greater western engagement with Pacific Islands countries. Already being seen in such initiatives as Washington specific pledge, Australia's specific step up, New Zealand's Pacific reset, and the UK's Pacific uplift. The reopening of the U.S. embassy in Honiara is part of the same drive to counter Chinese influence. It is, however, unclear whether that will diminish China's growing influence in the region, says kabula. So far, it hasn't..

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"solomon islands" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

02:36 min | Last month

"solomon islands" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Neither price, nor the NSC official, cited the text of the agreement, which has not been made public. New Zealand and Australia have also expressed concern over the partnership because it might allow for a Chinese military presence in a region they have historically considered their sphere of influence. Australians far in affairs minister Maurice Payne told the Australian broadcasting corporation that there was a lack of transparency in relation to this agreement. New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern, echoed the sentiment, we see such acts as a potential militarization of the region, and also see very little reason in terms of the Pacific security for such a need in such a presence. She told radio and Z but prime minister manasseh so Guevara of the Solomon Islands has criticized such responses and an address to parliament on March 29th. He said, we find it very insulting to be branded as unfit to manage our sovereign affairs, or to have other motives in pursuing our national interests. He added that the country would not allow China to build a military base, but at the same time the Solomon Islands needed to diversify its relationships with other partners. Canberra, which has a bilateral security agreement with the country, said earlier that it would continue to cooperate with the Solomon Islands, even if the pact with China was signed, but prime minister Scott Morrison faced criticism on Wednesday for not dispatching the more senior pain to Wuhan instead of Pacific minister seselj. Penny Wong, the opposition party's shadow minister for foreign affairs, told Australians ABC News that it was the worst Australian foreign policy blunder in the Pacific since the end of World War II. Says the security agreement demonstrates that the balance of power in the region has been disrupted. China is a power that is here to stay, at least in the foreseeable future, and has disrupted Western countries dominance of the region. Why does the Solomon Islands want a security pact? In 2019, the Solomon Islands switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan, which China considers a breakaway province. Since then, China has been boosting economic ties, involving the solomons and its signature belt and road infrastructure initiative, and promising to build a multi-million dollar stadium in the country ahead of the Pacific games next year. Direct investment has.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:34 min | Last month

"solomon islands" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"And there is a report that fighter jets are going to be sent to Ukraine, which will be a huge boost, particularly if they've come from Poland or the Czech Republic, remember a lot of these now NATO countries still have a lot of Soviet era equipment. Now you have to strip out a few of the NATO pizzas of equipment in them, but the Ukrainian pilots know exactly how to fly, for example, a MiG 29 fighter. So any of that equipment can be almost immediately put into the Ukraine Ukrainian front line. And the more of that that comes across the heart of the Russians are going to find it. And given that then how hard the Russians are finding it will continue to find it particularly if western weapons come along and come quickly, what is your sense of how united Putin's inner circle is on this strategy to achieve a significant victory by the 9th of May, the inner circle, the generals for that matter broader the oligarchs to sort of high the higher echelons of Russians decision making groups. It's a very fair question, but it's one of the most difficult to answer because we don't have hot lines into the Kremlin. So far, the military have tended to keep their mouths shut. There's been some support, but not voicing support does not mean direct opposition. So amongst the military, it's difficult though to think that there can't be some whispering in the corridors and people saying, you know, this is not going well. And this is all because the boss's idea of Putin's idea to start this war. What's happening more and more Russian soldiers are being killed, probably well over the number that were killed in ten years and nearly ten years in Afghanistan in the 1980s. There's something to come out on Instagram today from a man called alien tinkoff, who's not in Putin's inner circle, who might call him the outer circle. He's one of the oligarchs from the 90s, created both tinkoff bank and a rather successful beer called tinkoff. And he's come out and said quite blatantly that if listeners will forgive, forgive the language, but it's what he says is that generals have woken up with hangovers and they've understood that their army is shit. But how can you expect to have a good army when it comes from a country where everything else is shit? And that's pretty, pretty strong talk from someone. And then he ends up with a sentence in English, saying deer collective west. Please give mister Putin a clear exit to save his face and stop this massacre. I think that's almost more wishful thinking than the first part because I think the west now the west has seen what Putin can do and the west sees that if Russia is not stopped, if Putin is not removed somehow and it has to be by Russians not by some sort of foreign intervention, but if Putin is removed until Putin is removed, he and Russia will remain a threat to the west, not just Ukraine. Just finally and quickly then Stephen. Given this talk as you mentioned there of a need for a clear exit to go back to this 9th of May date, is there any sense could you imagine what will happen after that? Is would there be any more preparedness perhaps from Putin or others to seek peace once the state is over? The longer it goes on and let's take it past the 9th of May, I think the more talk there will be around Putin that we've got to get out of this because the Russian army is being damaged every day. They're losing equipment. They're more importantly they're losing men. And I find it difficult to believe that even the most hard line generals, and Russia does have a history of using soldiers as cannon fodder, pushing them forward. They did it in the Second World War. But there comes a point where you're going to get the word spreading throughout Russia despite the restrictions on media freedom that our boys are dying and why are they dying? And I think the longer it goes on, the more that that discontent will grow, possibly among his so called possibly to the point where they could remove Putin. Interesting, well, we'll be watching over the next few weeks as well until then. That was the Russia analyst Stephen diao, thank you very much for coming in. You are listening to the briefing on monocle 24. Now the Solomon Islands in the Pacific are located about 3000 kilometers from Australia and more than 7000 kilometers away from China, which is perhaps why Australia has raised concerns about a security pact agreed between China and the Solomon Islands in the last month. Canberra, which supplies considerable aid to the Pacific nation, has been attempting to stop the deal from taking place. New Zealand and the United States have also expressed serious concerns. Well, let's get the latest on this now with Karen Middleton, the Saturday paper's chief political correspondent in Canberra. Karen, thanks for coming on this show. Let's start with what we know about this security pact with China and what are Australia's biggest concerns. Well, we don't know a great deal about the detail of this security arrangement between China and the Solomon Islands. And that's part of the problem. One of the criticisms is that it is secretive and we're not sure what the implications are there's been speculation that it might involve China setting up a military base in solomons and there's been some back and forth on that today. Australia is very concerned about it because it effectively gives China a security foothold in the Pacific. That's been a worry for Australia and its larger allies like the United States for some time. And Australia has been undertaking what the prime minister likes to call a specific step up, increasing its diplomacy with parts of the Pacific to try and head off China's influence and stop the Pacific Islands going to China for a loans or for assistance with the infrastructure projects and the like. But clearly that hasn't worked in this case and the solomons have proceeded with this security arrangement much to Australia's dismay. Well, on that specifically, there has been criticism in the past of Australia's, I suppose, lackluster foreign policy towards the Pacific in past years, although you mentioned that Scott Morrison has tried to turn that around. What's the sense in Australia? Is there criticism of that? Has that in itself opened the door for China? Well, I think one of the problems we have here at the moment, I don't know if it's a problem, but it's coloring the debate is that we're in the middle of an election campaign. So everything is being seen through the prism of domestic politics and this is not any exception. It's given rise to some debate between the coalition conservative government and the labor opposition about whether, in fact, the federal government has done enough to prevent this and whether it's taken the Pacific Islands for granted. Certainly, the Pacific Islands, including the solomons, have complained in the past about Australia's sort of tepid diplomacy in areas like the climate action, certainly some of the smaller islands have been pushing very hard for more action from Australia on Friday climate change because it's an existential threat to them. So there has been some criticism about the extent of Australia's de privacy and whether it has done enough. And now it would seem this is a strong statement from a sovereign country, the Solomon Islands, which is entitled to make its own decisions in terms of its security, that it's looking to China and away from Australia, certainly in terms of security. Well, given that the Solomon Islands can make its own sovereign decision as you say, what is Australia and Scott Morrison going to try to do about it in the coming days and weeks, how might they propose to change the Solomon Islands mind on this? Well, they tried to change the Solomon Islands mine in the last couple of weeks. The Australian government sent it minister for Pacific affairs across to try and dissuade the solomons from signing this pact. That doesn't seem to have done anything. The United States is actually sending senior diplomats there as we speak. In fact, Kurt Campbell, who's a indoor Pacific affairs adviser to the president, effectively, is due to arrive any day, it would seem slightly too late to change the outcome..

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

04:58 min | Last month

"solomon islands" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Musical theater awards Join us Wednesday at 11 a.m. We've got 62° in Atlanta right now It's four O one Lie from NPR news in Washington I'm Lakshmi sang Ukraine's industrial heartland is in the grip of what Kyiv and Moscow are both describing as a new phase in their war While Russian attacks intensify an eastern Ukraine and piers Dave Blanchard reports on deal making underway to at least reduce the bloodshed Ukraine and Russia have been at a standstill for several days when it comes to establishing humanitarian corridors for civilians out of combat zones But Ukrainian officials announced today the two countries have agreed to a new prisoner exchange Ukraine received 60 soldiers and 16 civilians in the deal no numbers were given on how many Russians were exchanged Ukrainian leaders also announced the abandoned the city of crimina to Russian forces President volodymyr zelensky says Russia has begun the battle for Donbass in eastern Ukraine Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov also says the offensive has started in the east The U.S. defense officials warn the most intense fighting has yet to start Dave Blanchard NPR news key Ukraine The U.S. has Russia is increasing capabilities for sustainment for larger battles to come Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks to the urgency to get more help to Ukraine We're doing the best we can to focus on a the kinds of capabilities we know they need and that they say they want and are using B secondary to that to try to get them systems that they don't need a lot of startup time for that they can put in the field almost immediately And short of that where we can't meet one or two to be able to provide some level of familiarization and or training as required Meanwhile Washington's also focused on China's military threat to allies in Asia its alarm by China's new security agreement with the Solomon Islands the State Department spokesman says the pack could enable China to deploy military forces to the Solomon Islands The White House says it's sending two U.S. officials to the South Pacific nation this week While some travelers are celebrating a federal judge's ruling ending the federal mask mandate for travel public health experts warn it could lead to an increase in more severe cases of COVID-19 and Pierre David schaper reports that those concerns are not limited to air travel Julia Raven of Boston University school of public health says well air filtration systems on planes are very good They may not prevent the spread of COVID between unmasked passengers sitting shoulder to shoulder for hours at a time And she's also concerned about what the end of the mask mandate will mean to mass transit riders I think this really puts people at high risk for people who have children under the age of two who are too young to be vaccinated too young to wear a mask and a high risk of severe COVID It really puts them in a challenging position For now transit agencies in Chicago Seattle New York and many other cities still require masks on buses and trains but masks are now optional on systems in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. among others David shaffer NPR news You're listening to NPR From WAB news in Atlanta good afternoon I'm Martha Dalton It's four O four Lawyers for Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene will have to defend her reelection effort in front of a special judge on Friday That's after a federal court allowed a legal challenge over Greene's candidacy to move forward Sam green glass has more The group challenging Greene's candidacy says the constitution for bids members of Congress involved in an insurrection from holding office Greene has deployed violent rhetoric against political opponents and spread false claims about the 2020 election before the January 6th insurrection And this week judge Amy tomberg denied green's request for an injunction ruling that she's not persuaded by Greene's legal reasoning why she should be allowed to run But it's an administrative law judge who will actually consider the case's merits during a Friday hearing Then the Secretary of State will decide whether green can stay on the ballot That decision will inevitably be appealed to a higher court Sam green glass WAB news The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Georgia continues to dip Alex helmet reports Atlanta gas prices dropped another 6 cents a gallon from last week to $3 and 70 cents according to motoring group triple-A That's down 54 cents a gallon from this time last month When gas prices were spiking in part due to higher demand and diminished supply after sanctions on oil giant Russia for its invasion of Ukraine Georgia is well below the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded and that is likely due to the temporary suspension here of the state gas tax which cut prices by 29 cents a gallon that suspension though is set to.

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What if we vaccinated everyone in poorer countries first?

Coronacast

03:31 min | 1 year ago

What if we vaccinated everyone in poorer countries first?

"Hello this is corona cost a daily podcast all about the coronavirus. I'm health reported teigen. Thailand and opposition journalist alter norman swan is tuesday the ninth of march two thousand and twenty one. So let's talk today about who gets vaccines when and let's talk about it from a global perspective because we've been talking a lot in australia about phase one a phase one b and all that sort of thing but really we have virtually no virus. It'll in australia. And it's running rampant around the globe and as we were saying yesterday when the virus running rampant in poorer countries. there's a high likelihood of variants popping up. That could cause problems with vaccines that we've got so ruth is ask us. Would it be betta for australia to vaccinate ourselves first and then turn our attentions to helping. Poor countries get vaccinated all to prioritize vaccinating people in poor countries first and then vaccinating australians. Second well there is a way through this but it's politically fraught one is that you could really go and make sure that all workers. That's everybody airport. Workers airport catering workers airline crews etc and their families and households are all unionized and preferably with the pfizer. Vaccines works quickly and his high performance. Hopefully against the variance and higher performance than astra. Also if you were to immunize. Australians before they come back home harder much harder to do then serious pretty well protected with our contact tracing and so on. And we've got time and therefore you could in theory divert two countries around us at an earlier. Stage the problem there is we would have to actually go into those countries and help them implement. It's not enough just to jump. Fis are at their door and hope that it actually gets there. We would have to devote resources to helping like we did with hiv by the way to helping. Those countries implement prevention and implement immunization campaigns. Many of them are pretty good at it but the probably need help to do that. So it's not just. The vaccine is the services in order to do it and the cold chain which is quite considerable so the issue could and it makes public health sense internationally if you could suppress this in countries where it's running rampant and have fewer variants being thrown off. Then you would actually make a big difference. But if you think of indonesia it's a huge country with a vast population and it would require concerted international effort to make sure indonesia it's enough doses and implements them and then you've got the pacific islands some of which are very competent. Doing this sort of thing and some of which might have problems. It's not straightforward australia's a rich country. But it's not particularly be country on the global scale would estimating vaccines really make that much of a difference. Mchugh difference to the pacific islands where the populations are small and we could certainly deliver enough vaccine to really get great coverage and places like fiji to value solomon islands and so on because the small populations and we can certainly devote enough vaccine there to get really great coverage the issues indonesia which is going too fast population as i said and chaotic health system in some parts and some of the islands massive cappella ago. So the question is what do you do. But indonesia howdy helping to nesia the sort of those. We could give would be a little bit of a drop in the ocean which require other nations to help out am and other suppliers to help heart.

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Fire devastates world's largest sand island

TIME's Top Stories

05:16 min | 1 year ago

Fire devastates world's largest sand island

"Gladys boo knows firsthand. the devastation climate change is already visiting on the world. The twenty five year old has vivid memories of kale island a tiny islet in the solomon islands archipelago where she used to swim and barbecue on the white sand beaches. It's also where her grandparents used to live decades back but kale island no longer exists. It was declared lost in two thousand sixteen after it fully submerged beneath the water a victim of rising sea levels. She worries more of her home. In the south pacific could share the same fate if global temperatures continue to rise at the same pace and just decades. My country's map has changed drastically. She says boo and others who have personally experienced the worst effects of climate change took center stage at a two week. Summit for youth climate activists. The virtual event was organized out of frustration at the postponement of the twenty twenty united nations climate. Change conference also called cop. Twenty six meeting between nations called mock cop twenty six. The summit was attended by more than three hundred fifty delegates from one hundred eighteen countries and included speeches from activists and stakeholders from around the world including the uk government minister in charge of the original cop twenty six in a year dominated by pandemic related disruptions. The mockup to six may be one of the largest international meetings focused on climate change. Even if it lacked official status but another goal of the event was to elevate the voices of those most affected by climate. Change it's a conscious decision. Based on consensus among youth activists that people in the developing world and other marginalized voters are not being represented in the climate movement which has largely focused on activists from developed nations. Be a greta tune. Berg's fridays for future or extinction rebellion which was established in the uk. The climate movement has been often inaccessible and is generally dominated by middle class. White people in the global north says a mercedes rodriguez richer to an activist from the uk student climate network. We can't stand up to this challenge without listening to the people whose voices matter the most in an attempt to be more inclusive. The virtual conference says granted more delegates. To what organizers call most affected people in areas or mapa including the philippines and bangladesh these countries and others were granted five delegates as opposed to three from most developed nations. Giving them more speaking time. More than seventy percent of the delegates represented at the summit or from developing countries. Having more delegates also gave these countries more representation and say in the wording of the final statement from mockup twenty six many behind. Mock cop twenty six. See this as a first step toward changing the emphasis of the youth climate movement. Several studies have shown that a warming planet will disproportionately affect developing countries more than developed nations however mainstream climate movements of faced criticism for not being inclusive of the most vulnerable nations earlier. This year. vanessa. Nakata a ugandan. Climate activist was cropped out of a photo in which she posed with four activists from europe including gratitude berg. It felt like i had been robbed in my space. Nicotine told time in july if climate justice does not involve the most affected communities than it is not justice at all. The photo was later replaced by the new agency that published it when we include everyone. You realize how a lot of the problems are. Common across countries says mitzi thanh a twenty two year old activists from the philippines who has been volunteering at the summit and is one of the speakers representing her country. Thanh has lived through extreme weather events in her native manila which has witnessed progressively more powerful typhoons with each passing year. She says activists like her who have seen the life altering damage. Climate change is already inflicting can go beyond being just sad stories and statistics and take an active role in creating a global solution. There's evidence this approach might result in more effective action to a twenty nineteen report by the united nations development programme found that vulnerable developing countries are leading the world by enacting ambitious pledges on emissions and climate resilience so the narrative. Necessarily isn't we are drowning. We need help says samira sarala a climate change policy expert at the united nations development programme. But rather look how we have seen the consequences and taken the destiny into our own hands. Abu the activist from the solomon islands feels that amplifying stories like hers will help people understand that the climate crisis is already a reality for people in many parts of the world when people who don't believe in climate change. Listen to our stories. They will hopefully empathize and engage she says.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"O P NEWS 103.5 f l will never miss a moment. 1 28 Traffic and weather on the eights to Rita Kessler in the W T o p traffic center. Well, no relief in sight right now on the Bay Bridge, the West fan span of the bridge about mid span. Still single file right supposed to be getting by at the moment, looking at the camera looks like everybody is completely stopped at the scene. They have been temporarily stopping traffic at times to deal with all of this activity. When you do get by. It is still single file right that delay not quite back to Queenstown, but almost almost to that 301 15. Urge. So after you get past there, That's where you're going to hit the brakes all the way to try and get across the Bay Bridge. All the side road way, still backed up like Main Street, trying to get anywhere near westbound 50. Now on the eastbound side, those delays there now at the beginning of the seven River Bridge headed across the eastbound span. Both of those lanes are open. But you're not going to get that third lane any time Soon. Now we're also seeing major delays along ST Margaret's Road. The problem. There is a work so near Pleasant Plains Road traffic is alternating. This is In addition to the delays, headed toward 50 to try and join the delay, eastbound South bound root to in Savona parking early Heights Road and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. The right lane was blocked with some work. Solomon's Island rode to the South River Bridge. A single lane was getting by each way With the work in the district D C Tu 95 North bound Now, heavy off the 11 string French headed past Pennsylvania Avenue. This is both a broken down dumb chuck in a work zone. A single left lane is what gets you buy Silver Diner is back. Enjoy your favorite comfort, food and Healthy. Your options in their dining room or at home for contact was carry out our delivery go to silver diner dot com. Silver Diner much more than a diner. I'm Rita Kessler. W T o p. Traffic and here Storm Team four meteorologist Chuck Bell. You could definitely tell the humidity is making a comeback across the area. Temperatures are going to reach the mid eighties today, even with a lot of cloud.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"And that means all the typical obstacles like recurring roadwork, causing longer delays on the inner loop of the Beltway. It's the street sweeping crew moving east to 3 55 along the left side outer loop. It's stationary works on past New Hampshire Avenue, two right lanes are blocked. And the crew that was on the inner loop in Prince George's County, flip their mobile on the outer loop, now moving north of route for toward the land over access as well. Moving south of Annapolis toward Edgewater on route to it is heavy and slow. Across the South River are recurring work zone with only one left lane getting by on Solomon's Island, wrote down that route. 301 a nice Middleton bridge. They are alternating traffic as usual. It happens almost every weekday. But today it's very slow getting through this alternation. One direction at a time on the 301 Potomac River Bridge in Clarksburg. It was an unplanned work sounds water main break on 3 55 south of String Town Road drivers were self alternating, not sure of cruiser on scene Yet we had a utility crew and McClane on Georgetown Pike. Traffic is slowly alternating by its wings Mill Road. Several places on Route seven down to a single file westbound near Lewisville Road, westbound past the Colvin run roads and westbound near Reston Avenue. Eating past the widening project slow in all three places South found 28 only two lanes air getting by toward the 66 Express lanes Project 66 through the three lanes stretches between the Beltway and route. 50. Yes, it will be slow. No major incidents or work zones on 3 95, or 95 between Washington and Fredericksburg Outbound Suitland Parkway. You're Naylor Road. It's a single file getting by a work zone. With an Allstate agent. You get a local expert and help finding the best coverage for you. Plus when you bundle home and auto you Khun saves to call your local Allstate agent today. Are you in good hands? Dave Golden, Double the GOP traffic. Well, let's go to Amelia Draper's Storm Team. Four. Latest CE on our four day forecast a beautiful Thursday afternoon out there. We do have some cloud cover, but temperatures, humidity really comfortable. Nice today in the upper seventies to mid.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"In on the outer loop of the Beltway, last seen near Richie Marble, wrote it his street sweepers along the left side of the roadway. This delay is after Branch Avenue in stretches, so it is by no means a solid delay all the way to Ritchie Marlboro, but you are going to find it a bit heavy between Branch Avenue and Richie Marlborough rode on the inner loop. Passing Route one in college Park toward Kendall Worth Avenue. The delay had gone past the Baltimore Washington Parkway, so watch for any activity there. Also on the parkway delays, North bound, passing Green belt and again passing 1 97 South bound, seeing a bit of a slowdown headed inside the Beltway toward the good luck road overpass with nothing reported in the roadway, Also in Maryland, south bound root to between 6 65 in South River Bridge. The work in the right lane Chesapeake Beach Road had been closed east of Old Solomon's Island Road it down wires in the roadway. The trip, too. Bay Bridge looks good eastbound. Both lanes are open. That work is long gone, but the westbound span continues to run two way traffic so three lanes. He's bound to Lane's westbound across the Bay Bridge and again, things air flowing well in that area In Virginia, the eastbound toll road rage to the inter loop. It had been a single lane getting by the work than eastbound, 66. Watch for delays coming from Nutley Street all the way toward the Beltway again approaching Route seven with the work in the right lane and after Washington Boulevard with a left lane getting by the work out of Up to westbound 66. There's work on the ramp, causing a backup. Also seeing delays passing Netley Street, passing the Fairfax County Parkway in passing 29 in Gainesville, South Bound. 95 slows out of Lorton and across the Aquaman, but your lanes air open. I'm Rita Kessler, w T o p Traffic And now the storm Team four meteorologist Lauren Rickets weaken looking dry temperatures there going to be this weekend in the upper eighties with plenty of sunshine..

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"Of viruses with Michael and Sons. German Sidle U. V C, Go to Michael and son dot com. Way of traffic and weather on the Eights. Rita Kessler in the W. T O P Traffic Center, seeing the delay starting to build on the inner loop of the Beltway, heading from Maryland and Virginia, using the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, not sure if it's The local or through lanes will watch for any activity that may be there, possibly a work so and set up there If you're on Route 50 that delay is back near Cape ST Claire, trying to head on to the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge. The right lane of two is blocked with the work, So it's a single left getting by. But the westbound span is running two way traffic. So there are two lanes headed eastbound. Just not on the same side of the bridge. Elsewhere in Maryland, West bound 100 after 10 for that was the scene of an earlier crash. Also, we do still have many. Area roadways flooded out, including Route 53 Knights rode South bound between Charlotte Hall and 2 36 There's a two way traffic operation using the North bound lanes, so that's causing a bit of a delay. Route. Five between 2 38 in good reclaimed as well as Maryland six north of 2 35 3 Notch Road. Brandywine north of 2 31 Prince Frederick Road, Plum Point Road, west of Wilson Road to 2017 between Phillips and and Livingston Road, Lower Marble Road near Mill Branch. Roads in Prince Frederick is 7 65 or Main Street between Calvert Town Road and route for Solomon's Island Road. Also in Solomon's Island, Sixes Road near Grays Road. That road remains flooded out now to 60 Chesapeake Beach Road east of Old Solomon's Island Road. There were wires down in the roadway that was causing you to be under police direction. In Virginia. The accident activity in Falls Church north bound 29 at Fairview Park Drive has you under police direction? Thie eastbound Toll road a slow go getting onto the ramp to the loo. Of the Beltway. The Left side gets by the work eastbound 66. Inside the Beltway, slowing approaching Route seven and passing Washington Boulevard with the work set up in both stretches. Plan on Crossing the Bay Bridge. Get current traffic it Bay bridge dot commer 1877 Base ban All electronic tolling is now live Get easy passed today. I'm Rita Kessler. W T OBY traffic and now to Storm Team four. Meteorologist Lauren Rickets. Humidity won't quite be as bad as we dry out today. Temperatures there going to be back. The mid to upper seventies and who.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"A new way to prevent the spread of viruses with Michael and sons germicidal UV C. go to Michael and son dot com traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks sorties of made us have had a somewhat busy evening on the beltway in the last few hours the crash on the outlook here for fifty with shoulder left at last report the laser gone and now the bill is moving like nothing's ever happened all the way around through Maryland and Virginia you're good to go I do seventy south after middle brook road there's works on blocking two right lanes headed through Germantown I ninety five B. W. parkway both still quiet route fifty quiet both inside and outside but we basically but we do have a works on these counteracting Joe felt this way approaching the bay bridge before said the point where there is an overhead sign we're giving you a single right lane to get by we have a report of a crash in Potomac along the eastbound side of River Road near jubilant police are on the way to that the crash over in Edgewater and run county route to Solomon's island road might be still under police direction near popular point road over Virginia sixty six couple work zones first headed eastbound as you get closer to the beltway ramps works on there takes the right lane for and there's works on set up westbound near the exit for the plains blocking two left lanes meanwhile three ninety five ninety five still moving pretty well WTOP reporters are driven by fitz Gerald auto mall from test drives at home to free service pick up and delivery see the customer appreciation program at fit small dot com that's the fits way Rick McClure WTOP traffic overnight lows not dipping off too bad I know nights pass it's been very cold temperatures and I don't want to fall into the upper forties to around fifty in the beltway tomorrow highs upper fifties to low.

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Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs

UN News

12:10 min | 2 years ago

Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs

"The covert nineteen pandemic is wreaking havoc around the globe. The remoteness of the Pacific Islands has left people living there vulnerable in many different ways. You and resident coordinator Seneca Summer Sheena said in an interview with UN news that with borders an airport shutdown protection gear specialist personnel and lifesaving medical supplies have been unable to reach many areas in need and the crisis has only been heightened by the devastation inflicted by category five. Cyclone Herald which ripped through Vanuatu. Mr Samora Sheena overseas you and Operations Fiji Micronesia. The Salomon Islands Marshall Islands. Kiribati Palau Tonga. Vanuatu Nehru and Tuva. Lou acknowledged to Julia Dean. The difficulties in moving people and cargo has been impinging on the UN's ability to respond to the corona virus crisis. Will I think that you know? Some of the challenges are much the same as everywhere else in terms of making sure that the people are tested that people are safe social distancing action sinks in people follow the policies. Making sure that the equipment that's necessary for health workers are in place you know these are of course the challenges around the world with you're talking about New York City of Fiji but I think particularly challenging here in the Pacific as the remoteness of the locations it is also an sending that the number of people in the Pacific have different types of underlying health conditions. So if you actually have a massive outbreak with very concerned that this could have serious consequences for a significant segment of the population. I think the fact that the borders have been closed in many places and flights have stopped. Mix The issue of remoteness even more challenging so we are finding it difficult to move whether we're talking about personal protection equipment or other types of medical equipment and supplies are specialists and experts that we need in order to respond to this the movement of people in Congress very difficult at the moment. And what else is the UN doing to support the communities and governments of the UN has really come together this time and we have a range of things that we have responded. We've set up something old joint incident Management Team to look at the immediate health sector preparedness and Response Plans of countries. We received requests from the country's is you are aware. I covered ten countries in the Pacific. These requests come not only from those ten countries but from around the Pacific all of the country in the Pacific. And then we've prioritized. We look at the logistics capabilities in terms of the procuring and delivering what is being requested from us. And the the requests you know range of things from testing laboratories setting up testing laboratories to Mosques for health workers too Water and sanitation supplies etcetera at the same time we are acutely rather than multiple needs in multiple sectors whether we are talking about protecting women and children when we talk about places where cities have been locked down for weeks at a time. Or we're talking about food security right now because people are unable to work and don't have an income or you're talking about multiple disasters had a cycle of the number of countries and that compounds the crisis that Corbett nineteen is brought all the Pacific Tropical Cyclone Herald. I think is better. Four countries in as many days. Can you expand on what happens in a situation where you've got a health issue plus a natural disaster happening at the same time so on the one hand you could argue that up to a little bit better prepared here in the Pacific because we have to deal with a measles outbreak several months ago and some of these structures and mechanisms already in place to ensure that we fight the measles outbreak in fact the joint Incident Management Team? That I mentioned to you before was something that existed from that outbreak and was re purposed into dealing the covert nineteen similarly We have something in the Pacific humanitarian team functions. Here brings together all of the U. N. and other partners like the Red Cross and the NGOs are now we have government representatives and the regional organisations bilateral Austrailia New Zealand so those structures are in place and it really helped in some ways arguably to respond as will two TC herald which had an impact on four of the countries. All of them are in the Pacific quality which I support the Solomon Islands Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu by far based on preliminary analysis. Certain parts of Vanuatu are the worst hit followed by a couple of areas in Fiji Solomon Islands Tonga thankfully a not impacted significantly as went to sadly though twenty seven. People lost their lives in Solomon Islands. As a result of this cyclone-hit abort that Kept signs people washed off the boat and have one confirmed death in Fiji a six year old child. That was confirmed with just this morning. We're still waiting for the data from Anwar two areas of Vanuatu that We don't have any communication with in Pentecost Island. For instance the first teams have been going there yesterday and this morning to make detailed assessments but clearly we can see based on the aerial photography and other reports that some one hundred sixty thousand people in. Monroe ought to have been affected by this especially badly affected Guyland of Santo and And penticost lagoon. Bill is a second largest city in Vanuatu. In that's on the island of Center. We know that the infrastructure people's homes roofs blown off. We know that there has been some shortage of water. There's no electricity many pants. Also the that's the case in Fiji in terms of the deputy and we are very concerned about food security We think that if we don't get things sorted we will have people going hungry in a metro. Weeks the secretary-general Monster Reform Agenda in two thousand. Nineteen with this double crosses happening in areas of the Pacific Reform Agenda Aid situation. I can already see that happening in the past few weeks as we've been working together as one. Un system. I think it's an important change to how the UN has maybe functioned in some other places during times of disaster even in between disasters. So for instance if you you have all of the sectors coming together we know that this for instance Kobe. Nine hundred ninety s right now is something that is a health sector response or largely so. But it's not only you cannot possibly move your medical equipment and personnel from one place to another. If you don't have your logistics people work so whilst you have W at show and unit steph looking at the medical supplies you'll have. Wfp leading logistics identifying aircraft. And actually getting things for months the other you have other parts of the UN like U. N. O. P. S. O. U. N. D. P. who have existing long-term agreements with suppliers in China or North America or elsewhere who's agreements can be used to procure things that we need. You have like. Un Women the officer High Commissioner for Human Rights and others NGOs as well the very important issue of protection for children for women for people with disabilities when they're curfews when they're lockdowns as I mentioned before you have very important role being played by UNHCR IOM. We know that refugees and migrants are especially vulnerable at this time when borders of closed. And they don't have the coping mechanisms that perhaps People who are living in their homes half so these dishonor accept food security as I mentioned before is a big problem. It's not just a problem in the context of the cyclone because several countries that depend on tourism in the Pacific as you know some of those countries Fiji for instance Vanuatu more than forty percents of the GDP is based on tourists industry and people have no income. Now they have no income and as a result that have very little access to food. So there are agencies like F your and uplift be Undp looking at Making sure that cash transfers cash grants can take place now while of course trying to support the government's in dealing with economic impacts the medium-term and long-term economic impacts of this crisis Hannah seeing the reform saving lives. Yes indeed in fact I was not so long ago in Liberia and I was Impressed by how the UN First of all came together but importantly all of the other partners came together as well. There was something called the incident management team and we used to meet three times a week. You had countries like China and the US are the CDC sitting there with. The government was led by the government. So first of all you know these things work well when governments are able to coordinate all of the actors and would we've tried to do here is wherever governments have needed. A wanted our support in terms of accord initiative. We've done that. We support the government. The governments are still in the league but we support them. I think what I am seeing now in terms of covert nineteen in the Pacific as a repeat of what I saw in Liberia and sadly that was not always the case was also in some other countries during this Nami and other cyclones. But I do see that here. There is a commitment on the part of all of the agencies to actually come together in some sense you know having a different role for a resident coordinator has also made a difference speakers agencies. Feel that the President. Coordinator is a neutral entity at the same time is a person that the government knows Vagan Goto to without having to go to seventeen different agencies during crisis like this but it's also important to know that this collaboration between W A chore and the Resident Coordinator Is something quite unique. It's happening really for the first time and I. It seems to be working not only in the Pacific but everywhere around the world. And what is your call to actions? Nice listening but in the Pacific and globally. I believe that this crisis can only be dealt with if we work together. It is of course human nature when something like this happening on. One tends to think of how one CAN PROTECT. Oneself one's family perhaps wants community and by extension When country but at the end of the day we can't respond to crisis legs alone Whether we are an individual or family or community or country we need to help each other so as much as we need to ensure that the right protocols are in place that we do our best to keep ourselves and our loved one safe we must understand that the only way we can actually beat this is my reaching out and helping each as well and we cannot just circle the wagons and hope that this will pasta and we will be protected. We have to find ways. Safeway's creative ways using technology but if technology is not available sometime through physical movement but safely to get the expertise to get the and this applies to places where it's needed especially so that the most vulnerable populations are supported and helped during this terrible crisis.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTOP

"WTOP at ten eighteen traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks stating the situation on the bell in Maryland the interlude between New Hampshire Avenue and I. ninety five crash clear nothing even left to look at all travel lanes have been reopened and not really seeing much of a delay you'll also find on two seventy in the northbound direction near one twenty one the work is in the left lane southbound between one oh nine and one twenty one all the vehicle fire activity was over on the right shoulder any delays with that'd be used on Solomons island road or route to south of hardwood road at polling house road traffic was stopped in both directions for the crash expect to be under re direction eastbound span of the bay bridge watch for the incident reported to be in the left lane and route four near southern Maryland Boulevard that was a report of some debris in the roadway on the inter county connector Maryland two hundred in the eastbound direction all traffic still being diverted on the I. ninety five this is the closure between ninety five and route one as they continue to work on the tolling system there those will be in place until five AM on Thursday in Virginia twenty nine Lee highway between Sudley road amble run post office road watch for police direction there for the series crash three ninety five north bound under Shirlington circle the work in the right lane then after glebe road you'll find the work in the left lane and eastbound seven in Leesburg near river creek parkway traffic should be under direction there for the works on the work load lane closures are going to alternate there so just watch for the direction to the intersection in the district north bend DEC two ninety five near burrows Avenue that is a single right lane getting by the work that's going to be the reason for the delay near Benning road headed past the scene seventeenth street near Montana Avenue northeast was a report of a wrecked identify track target but America solutions provide maritime dominance for the C. services learn more it opened America dot com I read a cancelar WTOP traffic let's.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on Beekeeping Today Podcast

Beekeeping Today Podcast

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on Beekeeping Today Podcast

"Wouldn't have to have be suits. You could work them for that gentle. Yeah if they are okay I mean upstate looking at. I wonder if they're good enough to eat. You're suppose I mean just a big crunchy sweet piece of Candy Well I guess I guess could be an option chocolate covered. Anything is probably pretty good. Well I am and was seven square feet of. Can you mentioned him? Which beeswax are going to Mike? God you know you gotta go talk to your buddies there at Route Candle and and Maybe opened up a new market for us. Why I think it's going to drop the price of honey and dropped the price and beeswax and the price of beekeeping visit. Don't have any pests and diseases. Holy Cow Amazing. Well folks you heard it here. First and beekeeping today podcast This is straight out of the Solomon Islands and We wanted to bring it to you. I thanks for joining us on this and giving us your perspective. I'm going to have to have something to calm me down here. Jeff Too Weird. It is well. Thanks everybody for joining us on this special edition of be a podcast on this the first day of April. And hope that you are doing well and and your bees are to check us out this Friday when the new release of the BIKI PODCAST in a regular series. Take Care bye-bye thanks for the heads up. Jeff you bet..

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Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

AP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

"A new nation could be formed in the Solomon Islands following a historic referendum the Pacific people of Bougainville are voting to decide if they want to gain independence from Papua New Guinea the referendum will run over two weeks the vote will not be the final word for the two hundred fifty thousand people of Bougainville the referendum is non binding and vote favoring independence will need to be negotiated by leaders from Bougainville in Papua New Guinea

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Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

AP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

"A new nation could be formed in the Solomon Islands following a historic referendum the Pacific people of Bougainville are voting to decide if they want to gain independence from Papua New Guinea the referendum will run over two weeks the vote will not be the final word for the two hundred fifty thousand people of Bougainville the referendum is not binding and vote favoring independence will need to be negotiated by leaders from Bougainville in Papua New

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Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

AP 24 Hour News

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

"A new nation could be formed in the Solomon Islands following a historic referendum the Pacific people of Bougainville are voting to decide if they want to gain independence from Papua New Guinea the referendum will run over two weeks the vote will not be the final word for the two hundred fifty thousand people of Bougainville the referendum is not binding and vote favoring independence will need to be negotiated by leaders from Bougainville in Papua New

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"solomon islands" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on WTVN

"Actually go to the C. four so they just excavated a lot of spam okay I was on the very tools of the base the bases were already there the bottom part okay they have now creative seven asus so they can completely control the South China Sea they're pretty good size two or three yes runaways on tools thank god I got on the date for the the latest all fighters and bombers so they can return to the western Pacific they're built there in in the process works for him getting ready to develop a better Mars east of Luzon in the Philippines and they're about to negotiate formal naval base that was important World War two and I believe it's the Solomon Islands they were very important in World War two so and it and it it it actually was a naval base so they don't have much work to do now this has sold alarmed Australia that they have appropriated ten million dollars to create a unable based on their northern shore so they're not to come out of the home interesting interesting and if you believe were true that this is China's plan to develop a third World War do you think that's their get their aim here absolutely and I'm going to.

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Meet Two MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Scientists

Short Wave

07:26 min | 2 years ago

Meet Two MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Scientists

"All right kwong scientists show and tell tell me about our geologists Andrea Dutton well we described Andrea as like a CSI investigator of sea level rise but I would also consider her a time traveler to she looked specifically for fossil coral goals from this period called the last interglacial one hundred twenty five thousand years ago Oh so bp what before the podcast gone it's terrible joke anyway last interglacial earth was a little warmer than it is now and her work suggests that oceans were twenty to thirty feet higher than they are today Whoa yeah and by gathering data from the last time Earth got the swarm the last interglacial win ice sheets melted and sea levels rose Andrea can offer insights into how it could all go down in our present day okay that that is very cool and seems relevant Is there anything interesting that she's learned so far okay well Andrew told me about this one trip to the Seychelles this island nation in the Indian Ocean where her team found fossil corals at a really high elevation really high and that freaked her out why's that that's because Andrea new in that moment that in order for the corals have been that high for the ocean who've risen to that point put them there the Antarctic ice sheet must have been melting at that time that's the the single biggest massive ice on earth so when we got this result in the Seychelles I did walk away from the outcrop and I sat down on the beach and I thought myself you know what people are not going to like this because I knew right away meant that in artists have contributed a lot of ice melted and that was not good news for our future because it means that we may be headed in the same direction meaning the Antarctic icesheet may melt and contribute to sea level rise in the same way in our time so we have some clarity on what the future could look like because Andrea is traveling back in time to gather this information from oceans in the ancient past I'm into it I'm nervous about it but I'm into it yeah okay so tell me about the other Macarthur winner tell me about Stacey Stacey Jupiter I'm forty three years old and I'm the Melania director with the Wildlife Conservation Society Melanesia is a region in the Pacific Ocean home to all these island nations Fiji where she's located Papua New Guinea the Solomon Islands just to name a few the water is just beyond her doorstep and I'm trying to get out as much as I can and take my three year old son out as well we love to go for puddle and just show him the crabs on the seawall and we'd go look for sea snakes or raise that might scoot off as we go over them so it's a nice place just to look out and be inspired by the Marine Environment Fiji is spread across three hundred islands stacey lives in the capital Suva where she thinks a lot about how to work with locals around conservation okay how does she do well she not only looks at the hard science of what's happening to say the fish the coral reefs but the environmental factors human activity to for her conservation means not only protecting the land but the people who live on continuing their need for sustainable jobs access to natural resources their physical health or mental health sometimes this looks like formal programs other times it looks like this Oh okay this is my favorite type of sites communication what you're watching is a youtube clip of one hundred twenty five people disco dancing in the streets of Suva organized this flash mob with the motto Moran eggs more fish like all flash they're calling on the government to protect areas where fish come together to reproduce they're kind of like discos okay this frenzy of fish movement as they release their eggs and that's why it was a disco inspired flash mob this is some solid science outreach right here so fun that's not all Stacey has done she's commissioned a comic book why is she having so much fun during science I did not have this much fun well it's because you didn't help commission back in the river so they have this epic journey they come across all these obstacles on the way and to explain this whole process to kids she created a comic book called the adventures of Joe Jacobi he's a little bit precocious he gets lost from the rest of his school and he ends up having to go back upstream with this kind of crazy inventor scientists crab and his sidekicks now and through the story of them trying to get upstream defined his home they encounter all of the different hazards of human impact all along the way like fishing and dams and river sediment and then the Wildlife Conservation Society's Fiji program which Stacey used to run turned the comic book into a puppet show routed to schools and kids loved it I was onboard until puppets got involved you would love this matty in the moment right after the DOJ Gobi puppet encounters Barracuda are you sure it's just not them screaming because there's nobody knows the mysteries of children all the kids were given river-monitoring kits afterwards with the idea of encouraging there virtue of the land one day as adults indigenous people have tenure over about eighty seven to ninety eight percent of all of the land in Melanesia until it re the is those kids when they grow up they're the ones who will be looking after the place because they they own the land and they have the rights to say whether or not they're going to sleep this is pretty amazing like the level of creativity here and engagement and fun I am all for this sands puppets yeah over the phone in before our interview Stacy said to me look I'm trained in science but what moves people is stories each creativity is a big part of how she approaches commercialisation and your field and try to stay within one field and say you are the expert on this one particular topic but for myself I always didn't rebelled against that I really wanted to be more of a generalist and able to look across disciplines across different habitats and I think that and that's what's needed stacy's to tackle these seemingly intractable global problems stacey and Andrea they work on opposite sides of the world but they know each other and Andrea actually works with another macarthur fellow in this cohort Jerry Metro Rica at Harvard he interprets her data about corals so that it can

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Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons

Phil's Gang

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

Chinese Lease of Entire Island Is Deemed Illegal in Solomons

"The Solomon Islands says it scrapped a plan to lease an entire island a China made concern over Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific the deal was signed last month just a day after the Solomons establish official diplomatic ties with China a Chinese state owned company agreed to take over the tiny island of to laggy on a long lease itself clear exactly what the phone plan to use it for but as a natural deepwater harbour that was used by the Japanese and the Americans June the second World War on the British before then some paid China might build a port one that could be used by its military to help Beijing push for influence in the Pacific the BBC's Michael

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Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan, presaging switch to China

BBC World Service

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Kiribati cuts ties with Taiwan, presaging switch to China

"Your boss has seven diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switch to China it's the second South Pacific island nation to do so this week leaving Taiwan with fewer and fewer allies in the region earlier the Solomon Islands switched from Taipei to Beijing China claims Taiwan as its territory and says the island has no rights to formal ties with any

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"solomon islands" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

05:34 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on KCRW

"And from the Robert wood Johnson foundation at all are W. J. F. daughter work. this is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin and I'm David green Solomon Islands the tiny nation a group of islands just northeast of Australia and this week it voted to end diplomatic ties with Taiwan and re align with China Solomon Islands has had diplomatic ties with Taiwan for nearly forty years so why did it make this decision will let's ask Tarses yes couple told aka he is a political scientist at the university of Hawaii and he is from Solomon Islands and joins us on Skype this morning from Honolulu professor welcome thank you for having me on the program. my understanding is that Taiwan is now left with only sixteen countries that recognize it as a sovereign nation after this decision what what how significant is that for Taiwan it is very significant because prior to Solomon Islands terminating diplomatic relations with Taiwan we had seventeen countries that's including the whole the seat on the project. out of those seventeen countries six of them are in the Pacific islands of Pacific island countries make out for thirty five percent of Taiwan's international diplomatic relations and so this is really a significant. I want and also the other thing about it is not. Solomon Islands is the largest of the Pacific island countries recognize Taiwan and short races questions about China's ability to pass rate the other countries that are much smaller and much more Wonderwall economies. what was it a difficult decision then for Solomon Islands knowing that that you know that the implication this is going to have for Taiwan politically it depends on who you talk to I suppose for the politicians particularly those in government this wasn't a difficult decision they decided on these for a while now and where had the general elections and yet they see yeah and even before the election there were talks of switching from Taiwan to mainland China and after the election a lot of those who eventually on government had talked about this this was simply formalizing at however if you talk to a lot of what did not resolve the not in this is two different stories a lot of people well not with this relationship with Taiwan and so this is both the sentimental as well as a are strong diplomatic relationship with Taiwan and shop for a lot of Solomon Islands should listen sure sure. well I guess stepping back even more this is a small country but but this is a decision that that really plays into the larger power struggle in the Pacific between China and the United States right. it does you know the US beginning with the Obama administration in late two thousand and eleven began looking are all starting to fray in its interests in the Asia Pacific region in the palm of the what they call the in the Pacific and of course the alliance with Australia Japan and India into what they call the quadrilateral darkness and so this part of the world is very important to the US and saw our in our this switch by Solomon Islands yes of course in our huge setback for US interests in the region. Tarses is couple tell aka is director of the university of Hawaii center for Pacific island studies he's also from Solomon Islands thank you so much for joining us this morning thank you for having me. she. it's morning edition from NPR news I'm David green and I'm Rachel Martin and you're listening to morning edition on KCRW now this from KCRW knows Hawthorne city manager says he's confused Arnold shot bear said he heard through reporters that federal officials had to a vacant office building near LA acts but was never told before hand KCRW layer Pareil explains the visit last week by officials was to study homelessness in California according to The Washington Post they said the trump administration had secretly toward the former FAA facility in Hawthorne as a possible government run homeless shelter the building on aviation Boulevard is listed in the national register of historic places and the LA times reports the city is in escrow with a developer the building was designed by two well known architect in the mid nineteen sixties and built in the early seventies the only Conservancy's website says the design was ground breaking and sparked future design of buildings with its mere to skin city officials are questioning the possible move by the administration at a time when they say a slate of new investment in Hawthorne is happening the only time says the federal government is required to lease or deed vacant federal properties to non profits for free or to cities to use for shelters or other aid for homeless people for KCRW on Larry Parral Judy is a new case here W. member I've been a member. you for eight hours I'm a lapsed a member she wanted to take advantage of all the benefits of membership and I heard that you guys a different line to buy booze if you remember.

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"solomon islands" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:16 min | 2 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on AP News

"Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join a worldwide protest for climate action according to civil society groups they be correspondent Charles de Ledesma reports it takes place on Friday activists trade unions and church groups in Germany say more than four hundred valleys a plant in the country alone the global climate strike is also expected to see events in Australia Japan India Britain and the U. S. and dozens of other countries it's partly inspired by the activism of Swedish teenager great to to book whose stage weekly demonstrations over the past year the events take place days with full a U. N. climate summit in New York a witch heads of government will present a long term plans on the climate action I'm Charles de Ledesma. the Solomon Islands have switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China becoming the latest country to leave Taiwan Taiwan's foreign ministry confirmed the move saying the Solomon Islands cabinet had approved a resolution to recognize Beijing as the government of China he said the Taiwan government strongly condemns best and announces little terminate diplomatic relations between the two countries from now on stop relevant aid programs and withdraw relevant personnel from the Taiwanese embassy. another round of trade talks with China's been scheduled A. P.'s Charles de Ledesma reports a Chinese envoy will head to Washington to prepare for negotiations in hopes of reaching a new deal an official Chinese news agency says a deputy finance minister will lead a delegation to the American capital to pave the way for the thirteenth round of negotiations but has given no details all of their agenda the move follows consider it you just use by both sides head of the October talks on the fight over trade and technology which threatens to dampen global economic growth the two governments of both raised tariffs on billions of dollars in each other's goods causing hardship notably in the farming and manufacturing sectors I'm Charles de Ledesma. radio news. for the first impeachment hearing by house Democrats was testy tents and confrontational as president trump's former campaign manager.

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Solomon Islands Weighs Cutting Ties to Taiwan

Monocle 24: Midori House

00:12 sec | 2 years ago

Solomon Islands Weighs Cutting Ties to Taiwan

"A solomon islands has an an studied intends to sever diplomatic ties with taiwan the decision by the south pacific archipelago archipelago will no doubt please leaders in beijing who are continuing to apply pressure on the self-governed

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"solomon islands" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:21 min | 3 years ago

"solomon islands" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Quite shocked, but overall mister Kim doesn't lose because he can control the message certainly in his media in terms of how the visit went, and he does get to appear to be a statesman. The world stage being greeted as one by the Vietnamese because he's in some ways self consciously echoing his grandfather, Kim Il Sung who founded the North Korean dynasty. And founded the state who made these epic visits to Vietnam when North Korea was relative much stronger country in the fifties and sixties. So I think overall mister Kim suffered too much they possibly hardliners in his own regime may start to question his strategy. Right. Jonathan head for us in Hanoi. Thanks very much. Indeed. A massive oil spill is threatening to cause a major environmental disaster. In the famously Delic Solomon Islands. It comes a month after cyclone caused a thirty million dollar bulk carrier to run aground on a coral reef causing seventy five tons of oil to leak into the ocean. The area affected is near east Reynolds, the largest raised coral atoll in the world and a world heritage site. Slow response. The ships Hong Kong onerous generating anger in the area. And the government of the Solomon Islands is now, demanding international assistance. I've been speaking on the phone to Lenny della VERA, editor of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. He began by telling me, what threat the spill poses both the government and the company are tightlipped about that's right? And the extent of damage, but from the island people we've been talking to us saying. Yeah. White Sunday beach. Yes, also food, you know, these people who rely mostly on seafood, and there's also food has been damaged destroyed by the oil, and it is affecting them really really badly. They actually been seeing number of siege floating and marine ecology turning from the normal allied to covered by the oil. Spill what is being done to clean? This up is anything happening. Well, the process is being slowed down by bad weather, the season sign it's rough. So the government officers from the ministry of fisheries and the Solomon Islands maritime and other agencies and organizations who are helping these helping in these program on the. The ground. But pro program has been very slow and actually trying to help clean the or find and trying to best solution to deal with the Solomon Islands. I gather is calling for international help at this stage. Yes, the government in its recent press conference is very clear about the fact that Ed is incapable of dealing with these. And the fact that it has no explo- very little experts in this area. And coupled with the fact that this is the fish sandwich, kind anthropogenic disaster in this area. And so the government isn't very sure how to handle lease a Honda lease, and it is taking in experts from Australia to help assess and find ways to deal with this. What does the government think Australia can do or indeed want Australia today? Eight once Australia. To actually assess the age and the extent of damage, and then find ways to clean up the oil, and well firstly stop the leak, and the government is also planning to file a court case against the company who owns the boat the court of appeal in Quebec has upheld. A ruling in a lawsuit ordering three big tobacco companies to pay more than eleven billion dollars in damages to smokers and ex smokers in the Canadian province from Montreal Matthew laser reports, it's all started more than twenty years ago. When two suits filed against the Canadian subsidiaries of British American Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan, Tobacco international in total a hundred thousand smokers and ex smokers islets to companies had known since the fifties that their product goes cancer and other illnesses and failed to one consumers adequately. Now, if the judgment is upheld through any for their appeals plaintiffs might expect to see eighteen thousand to seventy five thousand dollars depending on the illnesses, they contracted the Canadian subsidiaries of Philip Morris International said he will try to appeal the decision to supreme court of Canada, the one of Japan Tobacco international said, it will consider that option and it fundamentally disagrees with a court judgment. Saying Canadians have had a very high awarness of the health risk of smoking and British American Tobacco said the company will review the ruling before considering its next steps to judge men comes as big tobacco firms are pouring billions into vaping devices that deliver nicotine vapor. They say he's less harmful than smoke. Well, it sounds to me Algierian.

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Philanthropist Paul Allen announces discovery of USS Juneau wreckage

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:29 min | 4 years ago

Philanthropist Paul Allen announces discovery of USS Juneau wreckage

"A list of restaurants participating tomorrow hop onto the facebook page of the down syndrome community of puget sound brian calvert komo news wreckage of a sunken military ship which five brothers perished in world war two's been discovered off the coast of the solomon islands in the south pacific microsoft co founder and philanthropist paul allen confirms the wreckage of the geneva was found saturday allen has an expedition team that was reported finding that wreckage of other ships including the aircraft carrier uss lexington which also sought during world war two it's taken nearly four years but the federal trade commission has finally started mailing refunds to people who got burned by one investigators call a tech support scam komo's connie thompson with the story unlike the scam where overseas imposters call you they claim to be tech support for your computer company the federal trade commission says this tech support scam was based on american soil in florida the investigation named nearly a dozen defendants who according to court records offered free trials for computer security software the ftc says telemarketers then falsely claimed consumer computers were infected in order to sell tech support products and services that companies were temporarily shut down in two thousand fourteen without admitting guilt they agree to a ten million dollar settlement in two thousand sixteen and now the ftc says thirty six thousand eight hundred thirty scam victims will get partial refunds total refunds come to more than ten point one million dollars the average refund.

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