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Australia’s Never-Ending Travel Ban
"And firstly. The australian government has extended its overseas travel ban for yet another three months until now at least the seventeenth of september. Two thousand and twenty one and it's the fifty three month extension to the human by security emergency period restrictions under the biosecurity act in a row which places restrictions on international travel and cruises. But there has been some progress in restarting international travel. At least four. Some international students coming to new south wales. The new south wales government has announced a pilot program which could start in july and run in addition to the existing hotel quarantine program for returning australians and under this program an initial two hundred and fifty international students per fortnight will be allowed to arrive into sydney and quarantine indicated student accommodation for a fortnight last week. The guardian reported that the federal government is considering another pilot program which could allow vaccinated australians travel overseas and then face less strict quarantine requirements when they return if they coming from a country deemed to be a low risk of covid nineteen and this could start within six to eight weeks. According to the guardian although this report has not been verified by government and there's been no announcement yet so these kinds of reports do need to be taken with quite a large pinch of salt if ustralia deed remove. It's outbound travel ban for people who have been vaccinated. It would be just the third country in the world which bans citizens who are unvaccinated against covid nineteen from leaving but makes exemptions for people who are vaccinated with saudi arabia and kuwait. Being the other two countries with those roles although vaccines in saudi arabia and kuwait are now widely available and people who are ineligible. For vaccine in those countries such as children are exempt from the travel ban as it stands. Australia is one of just seven countries in the world with a blanket ban preventing all of its citizens from leaving the country without a specific travel. Exemption
Most Australian Frogs Intolerant of Human Modified Habitats
"How many different species of frog did you studied. Get your results. I studied a title of eighty-seven spacey's she's almost a third of australia's total number folk. Spacey's we've got about two hundred and four here. Yeah just over two hundred forty. And where did you go round new south wales or where else it was actually. Oh based off citizen science data so data from all across australia we had one hundred and twenty six thousand reports of folks from over thirteen. Thousand participants incredible. Did you ask these citizen scientists. Well that's actually pretty simple. Today was get out there. Get out the frog day app. Press record whenever they had a frog calling and then that's it they just send it off to the australian museum. One of us here listens to it and identifies all the folks that are in that recording. And then they send it to an jones to broadcast it. Yes sometimes they do. Yeah so north. Track to tell how much humans affect frogs and sometimes unfortunately interfering with their ecosystems handed you get that sort of information out so it's all about compiling all that information that we had and then looking at a species of frog and asking. Where does this for lack to live relative to all the environment that's available to it so if it spending a lot of time near the city's and it actually it's range covers all the way from cds to farms farce. Then we can say that. It's actually quite tolerant. But if it's range say is in the city but it only really lives in pockets of forest in the city. We can say that it's quite intolerant. And how many of them are threatened with possibly extinction well we found that almost seventy percent and potentially even more were intolerant of human modified environments so quite large percentage of our folks
Frequent Flyer Points & FBT AIR061
"And sadly we've had yet another reminded this week that the pandemic is not over yet. With melvin backing lockdown for seven days as a result most is trillion states territories except new south wales as well as new zealand have re imposed border restrictions on travellers from melvin from victoria. Despite this domestic travel in australia overrule has recovered pretty well and infect over the past fortnight all of the majors trillion airlines have announced even more new domestic flight routes from august qantas will had direct flights from adelaide to townsville cans and hide as well as sydney and know when to townsville and gold coast quotas will also resume its own flights from sydney to larou- From march next year adding a second option of and jetstar in addition quotas will soon be flying more airbus dahlan during the peak upcoming dry-season qantas will fly three cities from sydney and brisbane dow up to twice a day. And once a day from melvin stone and that means that. If you're flying from darwin to sydney oh been on one of those overnight red eye flights for business class he might get a life flatbed qantas also upgraded one of its daily sydney to perth. Flights to a boeing seven. Eight seven from this week. The seven eight seven has forty to lie flat business class seats that a normally used on international long haul flights and the planes are also fitted with premium economy cabin now qantas point be selling the premium economy seats so instead they going to be available to select for free as long as they're still available by gold platinum and platinum one frequent flyers. So that's nice little upgrade if you flying on q. f. six four five from sydney to perth or q. F. six eight from perth to sydney this week also the launch of quotas embraer one ninety flights operated by alliance. Eight lines on the adelaide. Alice springs at darwin and adelaide routes and if member goes by the handle of fly doc was on the inaugural flight from adelaide alice springs and they described as perfectly adequate.
Plague of Ravenous, Destructive Mice Tormenting Australians
"Farmers on bonus tracks of land in Australia's New South Wales being threatened by a mouse plague that to the state government describes as absolutely unprecedented on the toppled in large numbers of my scatter just how many millions of residents have infested the agricultural planes across the state is guess work at night the fools of sheds vanished between carpets a scampering mice seating this come alive with the sound of scratching one family has blamed mice chewing electrical wires for the house burning down agricultural minister Adam Marshall said this month the state is facing an absolute economic and social crisis however most plagues historically appear from nowhere on often vanish just as fast I'm Charles collect as much
18 Seconds Into Hell
"Friday. The twenty eighth of may water week. Teagan yeah absolutely. I mean how how hots are got two people in melbourne and victoria. Going to look down again. It's nothing Nothing nice about that. And of course. We know her that the these outbreak and the subsequent lockdown with seated out of high to- corentin in south australia. Yes so that's the that's the story here is a state gets shut down because of a leak in hotel quarantine in south australia. New south wales was lucky. A few weeks ago with the man who became positive clearly got mortar corny. But they still don't know how and they could have had a bad spread there. They were just lucky that they didn't get bad spread. It wasn't it wasn't contact tracing. That saved us there in use. Is we always say damon. New south wales was simply. That obviously didn't have a spreader here and has been a spreader in victoria so in hotel quarantine. That's what we need to focus on right so let's just talk about. We have a little bit more information more detail about what happened in south australia. And it's not pointing the finger at south australia's a state where this happened. And we've got a situation where we had people in adjacent rooms at the end of a corridor and a medi hotel and they think the transmission might have happened in a window as short as eighteen seconds between doors opening and closing. Yes there was a a man who was becoming positive but they didn't know that it probably should have known that because the person who was sharing a room with them previously did become positive. So there's always at high risk of being positive open. The door eighteen seconds to get a meal was unclear whether he was wearing a mask or not and in eighteen seconds later the door to the other man who is the man who went to melbourne. His door opened his meal and that presumably was enough to transmit the virus.
Melbourne's Outbreak and the Coming Winds of Winter
"Yesterday we heard those words that we've will come to dread that they were new positive cases these time in melbourne We originally heard it was just too over the course of yesterday that grew to four. What do we know cy. Fire about this cluster. Or we're talking about here are cases which are mystery. We don't know what the genomics tells us yet whether or not this is the indian variant though particularly the same one that the man came from surface with which i think was six one seven point one seven point two but not absolutely certain about that and has this been circulating in the days since in an chain. That's been missed by the contact tracers. Maybe maybe not. I think the health minister martin foley at the press conference indicated that they don't think that is the case at the moment but they're going to find out where this comes from and go back in time to see where in fact they caught it from so you as with all of these cases you go to find out where it spread to in the cluster which is which was really a household cluster. That we've got at the moment where those people have been and where you've got tier one and tier two sites to your one where you would a quarantine for fourteen days to your to. It just might have been a passing contacts and you get tested and isolate until you go further information. That's the dilemma. At the moment. And if it follows. The pattern of new south. Wales and victoria were recently. They're not going to go into lockdown just because the contact tracers are are at work. They will trust the contact tracers to do their job. What will spook them is. If in fact there are lots of mystery cases if in fact there's a chain of spread which they're not able to tie down and it's going to take them a while to find that out but if they're not finding any sign of a chain of spread and its isolated to this cluster and some contacts beyond that cluster. It's very unlikely. Retorted will go to a lockdown. They will trust their contact. Tracers to deal with it and get it under control
Fanny Durack: The First Female Olympian To Take Home Gold
"Francis durack better known as fanny was born on october. Twenty seventh eighteen eighty nine in sydney australia. She was the third daughter and sixth child in a big irish family. Her father thomas drac managed pub in town while her mother. Mary took care of fanny and her siblings. Fanny was not a natural swimmer. Her when she was nine years old fannies family went on vacation in the beachside town of coochie australia. While in the ocean. Fanny found herself fighting against the waves and struggling to get comfortable in the water instead of retreating and fear or discomfort vani made it her mission to teach yourself how to swim and she did that. Fannie trained in and mastered the breaststroke at the time that was the only style of swimming that had a championship for women when she was seventeen years old. She won her first state title as her abilities progressed. Fanny learned the trojan stroke and the australian crawl with these three styles. In her skill set she dominated the australian swimming seen her main. Competition was me no wiley. Nina beat fanny a few different events including the one hundred yard breaststroke at the australian swimming championships at rose. Bay as the nineteen twelve. Stockholm olympic games approached. There was discussion. About whether fanny and meena should attend the new south wales ladies amateur. Swimming association had a rule that forbade women to compete in arenas where men were present. The association believed it was immodest for a woman to be so scantily clad and the presence of men but fanny and meena's widespread success created enough public pressure. The association overturned the rule. Getting to the games was another hurdle. These were the first olympic games where women were allowed to compete in swimming.
How Worrying Is Sydney's Missing Link?
"I go away for two days and new south. Wales has had a coronavirus outbreak. What's going on every time you go away. Teagan something happens so you. South wales is going into partial restrictions. Nowhere near a lockdown and are continuing for another week beyond what we thought. Originally cases have emerged since the to the other day and of course the source of this. We don't really know what the source is of this outbreak. But it's from this one person who has contracted the and it doesn't seem to know where they got up from. There's no obvious links to hotel quarantine or return traveler. So how i mean. How worried should we be that. We haven't actually found the source of the outbreak where we know the sources the a man who came into the country with the b one six one. Seven point true variant. But what we don't know is how got from that man to the man in the current outbreak who then passed it to his partner. So that's the mystery is is where the transition occurred where the spread occurred. Clearly the man who came into corentin hotel quarantine match move so the the where elements of possible exposure outside that. But i think the the new south wales department of health is assuming that this was actually probably quite a brief contact somewhere along the line rather than something. know robin. Somebody over is obviously the people with the drivers. The nurses looking after them and so on and they've obviously turned up negative so it's some other glancing contacts that they haven't been able to detect the virus and spread it to this other person either directly or indirectly and what they're worried about of course is that it's secondary spread beyond that intermediate source.
Proposed Tariff a Disincentive for Household Renewable Energy
"Scheme has been mooted to make us pay to put our excess energy into the grid as sola peaks in household systems. And we have spare. Is this a good idea. He alison crook a former australian businesswoman of the year. I have talked on. Previous science shows about our social enterprise in other community energy. Australia's first community owned energy retailer and about a vision for self sustaining. Resilient communities in which power is generated stored and shade locally. No one is left behind in the shift to renewables. Jobs are created locally and money is kept circulating in communities in our is now almost five years old and we have much to celebrate. We now service. The whole of new south wales and have just moved into southeast queensland whereabout to install efforts community sized battery athas social impact solar garden for community groups and low income households is operating. And we'll be reporting soon. Unauthorised pilot micro agreed fifty percent. Our profits will go back to the communities of customers and already through the generosity of customers. We've been able to provide sizeable sums to groups such as the black guy liberation ladder and the bushfire relief if it's ablaze. Eight and red cross during covid. Nineteen in twenty twenty. Some of our wonderful customers even made the solar credits on bills available to pay for the energy of households that were struggling working with community groups around the country where on the way to proving that energy companies can operate at community level and be hugely beneficial while doing so. But today i'm here to talk about a recent draft ruling by the australian energy market commission. The emc on excess pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources or as the headline news has it attacks on solar. What's to be clear. The ruling declared that the export of energy from households and other small providers by distributors. That's the polls and was is a service and it permits the distributors to charge for this service in the same way that we're currently charged by distributors to bring energy to us. The ruling has been made because agreed was constructed for one way energy flows and it is gradually becoming incapable of supporting the two way energy flows involved in twenty-first-century energy system with its massive amounts of domestic and business solo and storage already twenty percent of customers in the national electricity market have rooftop solar and this conservatively expected to double or even triple by twenty forty and all would expect to be able to export any excess energy to the
The Rum Rebellion of 1808
"So the rum. Rebellion overthrew william. Bligh governor of new south wales in eighteen. O eight and they might sound familiar to you. It is the same william. Bligh who lost his ship. The hms bounty mutineers and seventeen eighty nine. He had been on a voyage to the south pacific to secure breadfruit plants. Which were supposed to provide a cheap food source for. Britain's enslaved workforce in the caribbean previous hosts katie and. Sarah did an episode on this in two thousand ten and we re released it as our most recent saturday classic. So we're not gonna go back over all of the details today but there are some aspects of it and of bligh's later naval career which are relevant to what happened in new south wales. The biggest was this. Mutiny had tarnished bligh's reputation in some circles people disparagingly called him things like bounty bligh. This wasn't entirely justified though. Mutinies were so common in the late. Eighteenth century that british captains who got back from long voyages without having had one were praised for it and at first buys reputation after the mute was really pretty positive. He had successfully gated thousands of miles of ocean in this little open boat saving the lives of nearly every man who had been loyal to him but then while he was out on his next voyage which was basically a. Do over of the one with to mutiny. Some of the mutineers were caught and faced a court martial the mutineers and their supporters particularly the family of ringleader. Ed christian circulated propaganda that depicted bligh as a tyrant the mutineers martial testimony was similarly damning and bligh was not there to defend himself.
Suddenly, the Brisbane outbreak looks a lot more worrying
"Here in brisbane. At least nome. I mean snap. Three-day looked down which actively contradicts the headline that we had on yesterday's podcast episode. Does how does it feel. It's really weird to be back where we were coming into east last year like they've even close schools. My kids are going to be at high over the next few days coming into look and honestly a very selfishly considering what the rest of the world is dealing with. I really kinda thought we would have had this leaked by now like it's been more than a year. We've got vaccines like when are we actually gonna say them getting to the stage where we don't need to have a lock down because we're we're well covered by vaccination. Here's some people are saying. Well there be a lockdown or should they have done it earlier and the public opinion swings around a lot on this. And let's just take the the arguments for and against so. Let's just take yesterday's discussion just to justify ourselves in our existence. there's a good contact tracing system. They seem to be on top of it although there was this long gap between the medical registered getting of the princess alexandra and these new cases emerging so that's a lot of potential there for this to spread the did seem to be getting onto the didn't seem to be many cases and then what happened. What happened yesterday and it's unclear. What would have happened by the time. You're listening to this podcast. Krona cast war has emerged but it was just looking a little bit wild yesterday. Where you've got people who moved into new south wales who'd gone up to gladstone. Not being quite sure haven't tied down what has happened in terms of context context moving forward and therefore the logical thing to do was in fact just to lock down for two three days to contact. Tracers can chop hard. Though that
Mass Evacuations Underway in Australia as Rains Cause Record Flooding
"Some 21,000 people have been evacuated from severe floods across New South Wales in Australia. The rain has subsided, but Sydney's where again, but damn is still pumping millions of liters of water into already swollen rivers. Schools of areas around the country have bean labeled disaster zones, allowing residents to apply for government aid. Hundreds of volunteers have been helping with
Australian east coast rain to ease but flooding continues
"Heavy rain full is full cost D. ease across Australia's east coast but floodwaters will linger for days across New South Wales state with fifteen thousand people are nervously waiting for potential orders to evacuate some eighteen thousand residents of Australia's most populous state who fled their homes since last week with warnings the cleanup could stretch into April New South Wales is premier says several weather fronts have continued to hit much of the state with some recording two thirds of the annual rainfall in less than a week prime minister Scott Morrison says the rain emergency is expected to ease by late Wednesday but the flood waters will remain consistent for some time I'm Charles the last month
Severe flooding hits New South Wales, Australia
"It's being called the worst flooding in half a century and it's happening in australia's east coast because of record rainfall flood. Warnings are in effect in natural. Disasters have been declared for parts of new south wales. That's the country's most populous state the ap reports is forcing thousands of people there to evacuate and damaging hundreds of homes already. Hundreds of people have had to be rescued from floodwaters. And it's actually the opposite concerned from a year ago when australia was hurting from catastrophic wildfires
Heavy rains pummel Australia's east, bringing worst floods in 50 years
"About 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes across New South Wales in Australia as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding. Torrential downpours have prompted rivers and dams to overflow around Sydney. The rain is forecast to persist for several days. Our correspondent Sharma Khalil, is in one of the worst affected areas. 18,000 people have already evacuated many, many more already to go. 38 disaster zones have been announced. And with more rain like this forecast for the next few days, the fear really in this area Is that things will get worse before they get better. Remember that the areas that are currently impacted by the floods, many of them in South East New South Wales have also been impacted by the catastrophic bushfires and years of drought before that. This is the world News from the BBC.
Australia's most populous state hit by severe rains, floods
"Heavy rains are expected to continue in eastern Australia. A scene of some of the worst flooding there. In decades. The Australian government has declared a natural disaster in New South Wales that country's most populous state where a major dam overflowed and thousands of people have been evacuated. The new South will premiere. She described the situation at a news conference in Sydney today. Hundreds of people have been rescued. From the waters. So far, no deaths have been reported. The government has now set up more than a dozen evacuation
Are we going to meet our vaccination target or what?
"Hello this is karina. Cost a daily podcast. All about the coronavirus. I'm health reported teigen thailand physician and journalists dr norman swan. It's wednesday the third of march and norman. We're already more than a week into our vaccine. Roll out here in australia. Which makes us old hands at it now but there were reports over the past few days. That strategy hasn't quite met the targets that i was expecting to in terms of numbers. Vaccinations delivered in this first week. And we've got a pretty big target for october as being sort of the end of the roll out the end of the first big sizes of the rollout. What are some of the issues that have cropped up. I mean it's such early days. It feels a little unfair to stop critiquing the performance when we're on the awakened but what are some of the issues that have been identified as maybe slowing us down a bit. So far rove is clearly been a major cities of hiccups with the commonwealth rollout in aged care. As we've been saying in current cast in fact the main game is boorda. Workers airport workers flight crew and hotel quarantine workers and what we should be doing but we're not as their families in households. So that's the main game securing our borders. And doing that hyper quickly. And you've really got to do that with the vaccine because it's going to take you twelve weeks to complete it with the astra and it's not going to be as good coverage with the with the new variant possibility so there's been a cold up in aged care because the commonwealth doesn't run anything have his own services therefore they've got a contract they probably should have contracted it to the states. But they've going into private providers and been cups which have been well publicized so it's to take the commonwealth a bit of time to get their act together and also some of the states have been a little bit slow so this combination of supply of scene. But also as marion kane or imply. Just today the bookings haven't gone quite as quickly as they imagined. And they could cope with more bookings. And i think there's been a hint of that in some other jurisdictions so people have got to come forward when they're booked and have that but around the world there has been a problem with people. Not turning up for bookings people don't turn up for their appointments and that means that you have a system in place where you've got people on standby people that you can take a. We've got jobs over. can you. At five o'clock in unexpectedly get your vaccine. So we saw we had the new south wales primary gladys and yesterday criticizing the maybe lack of communication between the states and federal government. Is there improvements. That could be made there. Probably and the minister of sought yesterday to have a press conference which is probably in part induced. By the new south wales premier having criticized the federal government for not being clear with the doses. And how they're going to arrive. I mean i think some of the surprise here is that if i had a long time to develop this. And it's still not clear how the next phases are going to be rolled out how people are going to be told what booking system is going to be like. Gp is still not clear how they're going to work into it. They've had their letter saying they've been accepted as a as a center for you know the practice to deliver vaccines but even then the ph primary health. Networks are often not clear whether or not the four thousand six hundred practices are indeed the ones that will end up doing it. So there's a fair bit of uncertainty another area of uncertainties that third pretty good administration stopping doctors commenting on the relative efficacy of vaccines. Because they're calling it. Advertising saying the vaccine come to my practice sits behind that there's a lot influx. We'll get our act together. We're good immunizing country. People will come. Forward is just that. We don't want to lose momentum.
Australian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins
"Today is the day that vaccination start to roll out across australia but we got a little preview of that yesterday with the with the prime minister and world war two survivor and a couple of other people getting the vaccine yesterday. Yes they go to i. Those of the pfizer vaccine which also followed a day on saturday of anti xers demonstrating and being talked to list in one city by pete evans. Some people criticizing the prime minister. Full so-called jumping the queue to get the vaccine before anyone else does but maybe leading by example. I just don't think you can criticize our leaders for having the it's not as if whole parliament skating it. It's really just showing their confidence in the vaccine. I think it's really important. Thing down the track. You'll see the health minister leader of the opposition getting the astra vaccine or the chief medical officer. Getting the astra vaccine to show that the our leaders are. You do have trust in this. And do you do believe in science. And i mean it's like laser immune to getting the virus either. Pay dutton got covid early. Jia by tribe and you you want your leadership cupboard and there's tens of thousands of accents that are gonna roll at in just the next couple of weeks. So i suppose people sort of is on the horizon going cool vaccine zahia. That's a really big comfort in a time of pandemic. When do we start to see things going back to normal. That's the critical question. And it depends what you call going back to normal because in most parts of australia. Things are pretty normal. We've got very little if any covid. Nineteen virus around in australia and new south wales is going weeks so has so have other jurisdictions so available around so we're back to normal internally back to normal means opening the borders having international travellers and tourists coming to australia us being able to go overseas listening. You'll becoming part of the world again. I think that's what we mean by becoming not becoming normal and covered that on tonight's Seven thirty program by talking to a mortar spoke to chris. Murray who heads the institute for health metrics and evaluation and he's of the he runs one of the world's leading modeling groups and covered on the health report back in november. He predicted the dr the global downturn in cases of covid nineteen that. We're seeing now he. He predicted almost to the week and his was. That was going to be nothing to do with. Thanks to nation and everything to do with season. -ality that really. It would have itself out in terms of the winter surge in covid nineteen. Because it's so seasonal. So i decided to go back to him. Seen other vaccinations going out. What what what's your modeling moving forward and it was quite sobering. He says he's not as bullish. Nah as he was back in november the variables that he's taking into consideration people's behavior. Now remember we're talking about the northern hemisphere not stralia new zealand but of almost no virus. And we've got close borders visit. If people's behavior goes back to normal before you get down to very low levels of virus transmission then you. He believes that you could. Well see a third wave evolving at the end of the northern summer. Pretty much like you saw in in twenty twenty and what could make that. Which is the second variable that he's worried about our vaccine resistant. Very variants of the virus escaped the vaccine and that they could really muddle the muddy the water considerably. How does that fit with other data that seeing coming out saying that the vaccines are reducing transmission in places like i and that's a place where the at least the uk variant is very prevalent on the uk very sensitive to the vaccine it's african variant and other variants than meyer is including the brazilian variant. We're not much is known. And you'll remember that. We spoke some days ago. About the brazilian city minnows. Seventy six percent of people had been infected with the virus. There were only five hundred admissions to hospital in the beginning of december beginning of january first nineteen days of january. Three thousand five hundred hospitalizations in so vaccine trials a very high percentage of people where had had covid nineteen when they were into the trial and in the placebo group they got reinfected with the south african variant so these vaccine escape variants are really worrying in terms of reinfection. Saw the vaccine does is turns covered one thousand nine hundred common core. Which is why. I'm gonna take the astra and we're five. We'll take whatever is given to me. Because i don't want to die of covid. Nineteen but if what we are looking for an opening of the borders and international normalization at least in australia. According to chris murray. We've made the wrong bet with the astro vaccine. He says you really do need to be immunizing with pfizer or madeira. Or perhaps even novak so that still to be proved in the real world. We're much higher. Degrees of efficacy and reduction in transmission and remember the other issue reduction in transmission is that these new variants emerge in countries. Where there's a lot of spread where the virus is multiplying and replicating all the time. And that's where these new variants are being thrown off. They won't be thrown off in austria. Where there's no virus around they'll be thrown off in low income countries like sight words middle income countries like south africa. They'll be thrown off in the united states in britain and other places if the virus keeps on circulating. So what we've got to do is get to very high levels of immunization very very quickly with highly effective vaccines and hope that that minimizes these of virus. Which is resistant to the vaccines. And then what we gotta do. And it's got to be done right now actually getting vaccines op through visor. Moderna novak's which are designed to cope with the resistant variants. That are around. Perhaps the brazilian one certainly the south african one and within a few months star boosting with them. This is really demoralizing. When with sort of on the cusp of vaccine. Roll out of here in australia woman. And if i'm just an average person sitting at home listening to corona 'cause what should i take away from these. Iud urging people from getting vaccine that they often no. Because i think it's really important that we all get covered so that shoots so first of all we're going to have a layer of protection. The international evidence is increasingly by the pfizer vaccine prevents transmission. So that means with hotel. Workers bar workers being immunized and hopefully their families to and that's a really important part of the story. We are creating a ring of confidence around the hotel borders. We've also got to institute with the pfizer vaccine. Not the astros vaccine ring vaccination around outbreaks so that we are controlling this any outbreaks there and everybody else immunized with the astra vaccine so that we are turns it into the common colds. We create a very safe situation. The problem is wayne. Do we open up to international travel and windy relax on hotel quarantine and with a country. That's largely covered with the extra astro vaccine. Which is not very effective somewhere doggy. Effective at all against the south african variant certainly in terms of transmission. Then it becomes a very nerve wracking decision to make. So that's why we've got to be planning in twenty twenty one for a booster. Does of vaccine resistant covid nineteen. That's actually a question that we had from john who's in australia who leaves in the us. And he's basically asking now. The australian vaccination program is rolling out. Do we expect. When do we expect the quarantine might be lifted. And what kind of factors go into that decision making so you could be quite cool about it if you think that we are all. We've turned effectively. Destroyed population susceptibility to covid nineteen into the common cold. And it does look as though the it's pretty effective at doing that with you're talking about african variant or indeed other variants. So we're pretty protected so you could say well maybe sooner rather than later but you know. It's just a very nerve wracking theme because we variants from all over the world and we are not donating vaccine to low-income countries. At the rate which will get van covered quickly enough and they will be throwing off variants and those variance will come to look at hiv hiv started around contrast saw in zaire and then you tens of millions of people have been infected with. Its an died. It doesn't matter where these variants arise from. They will spread to other parts of the world. So we've got to get the globe immunized as quickly as possible otherwise. It's very hard to relax just when you thought you had this thing pinned down at escapes again. Norman so so becomes really does become a bit like flu where the first vaccination does protect us to very significant extinct in terms of dying and serious disease. That's why i'm lining up. For whatever vaccine i get and i would urge other people to do the same. But it means that the government has got to not be complacent about this any shape or form and has to star ordering what's called multi vaillant vaccines are trying to ranging them now so that by spring summer of this year. We're getting boosting booster shots with multi valent vaccines that will covers against the current range of resistant. Variants around the world and that swing will open up borders.
"south wales" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In New South Wales state she said she and some of her animals escape from a wild fire by a river boat the area we wish sheltering was on fire then we could save the property thirty from the front and we already knew what was around the back and the sides and if we didn't have that revolves I'm not even sure we've been yeah Australian officials say the wild fires have killed hundreds of millions of birds and other animals you're listening to NPR news from Washington Porter Rico remains under a state of emergency following a series of earthquakes over the past several days one person has been killed and several others have been injured buildings have collapsed and most of the island still does not have power back because of the power outages governor one of Moscow's warns that at least three hundred thousand Porter Rican customers do not have drinking water preliminary data show that U. S. greenhouse gas emissions fell in twenty nineteen thanks to a drop in the power sector Wyoming public radio is Cooper McCann reports emissions are down two point one percent several major coal producers filed for bankruptcy last year including two in Wyoming the largest coal producing states analysts Trevor Hauser says the drop in coal consumption was the biggest factor in reducing emissions by levels increased in other areas and it buildings transportation and industry we've yet to see the development low carbon technologies at sufficient scale to lead to large scale reduction in emissions Hauser co authored the report for rhodium group an independent research provider he says at this rate the US is not on pace to meet the goals set forth in several international climate agreements for NPR news I'm Cooper macam the National Weather Service has growing confidence a large winter storm will hit the east coast by Friday the services that may include tornadoes and hail from Texas through other parts of the south and flooding in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys some states that are farther north we'll get wintry precipitation I'm korva Coleman NPR news support for NPR comes from NPR stations.
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"From New South Wales and Victoria thirty four of which are out of control that means firefighters can not get a good handle in advance of these fires so this is incredible on just the amount of smoke in the integrated air that is taking place and by the way on satellite imagery we're seeing the smoke drift into the South Island of New Zealand residence there had to turn on their lights in the middle of the day because the smog and the smoke was so thick this week's attack on the embassy in Baghdad is because Dr state Mike Pompeii ale the way his trip to Ukraine and for other countries he was supposed to arrive in Ukraine late Thursday for his first visit to the country which is at the center of president trump's impeachment it was set to meet with your cranes president and reaffirm American support for Ukrainian sovereignty on the condition of one of the stabbing victims during that hundreds of services described as dire was want to bring Jim grass is an update he may not regain consciousness he is still unconscious from this attack over the weekend and he may not regain consciousness and even if he did he may suffer for it from severe brain damage so really just horrific outcome in this family Sir at rather this community is certainly well aware of how he's doing and even raising funds are trying to get about a hundred thousand dollars just in this community alone to help not only him but all the families who face injuries in this attack from the late Bobby Kristina brown has died Nick Gordon was blamed for brown's death after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in twenty fifteen along so her family including singer Bobby brown accused Gordon of giving her a toxic cocktail because of Gordon's death has not been released Francis the sea Chicago's progressive talk eight twenty eight AM W. C. P. T. willow springs and online at W. C. P. T. twenty dot com where facts matter closing reminds us regularly about the significance of this moment in history she says sometimes you choose the moment and sometimes the moment chooses you and my sisters and brothers is moments eighty eight twenty four fax math around the town Chicago I've always said is seeing the play again does it mean you're seeing a play you get when you see a movie and you see it's always the same when you have a different director or a different cast of characters in a different stage everything changes it's a new production on Sunday afternoons at two eighteen twenty let's be on the national symphony may not be in his future but he wanted to try a violin so you said yes because you love and if you love him that much love them enough to make sure he's buckled up and in the backseat find out more about keeping your kids safe in your vehicle N. H. T. S. A. dot gov slash the right see shown you love him keep them safe.
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"In New South Wales has called for a mass exodus from an area which is hugely popular in the current summer holiday season shama Khalili's their differences highway is the only access for out of town on the southern coast of New South Wales these are the coastal holiday towns that have been devastated by the fires on new year's eve this road now looks like a huge parking lot I'm looking at a long row of vehicles that just seems endless but more crucially it's not moving it's not going anywhere the conditions around us are still quite dangerous we've had electricity poles brings out trees collapse on the road that is caused closures in different directions there's been widespread criticism of the Israeli prime minister's decision to request from parliament immunity from prosecution in three cases in which he is charged with bribery and fraud Benjamin Netanyahu said the charges against him were politically motivated but his main rival banning guns at the prime minister was attempting to make himself above the law the world of basketball has been paying tribute to its former US national association commissioner David stern who died on Wednesday aids seven to seven which it holds looks back at his career David stern was a lawyer and businessman who was involved in basketball for more than fifty years he took charge of the sport in nineteen eighty four and during his thirty years in office so the sports revenues increased more than thirty fold he also ushered in a huge expansion of the sports television coverage during the nineteen nineties and two thousands the current NBA commissioner Adam silver paid tribute to David stern saying that his leadership of one of America's most popular sports have turned the game into a truly global brand world news from the BBC flooding in the Indonesian capital Jakarta is now known to have killed at least sixteen people there were more heavy downpours there on Wednesday night and residents are bracing for another influx of water from nearby towns the authorities in China are reported to have rounded up at least a dozen dissidents and human rights lawyers around the country the monitors say the crackdown began a week ago the B. B. C.'s Dave marsh has more according to statements from the two groups the wave of detentions targeted rights lawyers academics and other activists who met privately in Fujian province a leave in December one rights group said those detained was suspected variously of subversion provoking trouble they include Ding Jesse a veteran pro democracy activist and disponibiliza who's advocated working within the Chinese system for political change another activist is reportedly on the run after posting a new year message urging his compatriots to take action to change China March reporting the time when he is chief of staff general Shaul meaning it is missing after the helicopter in which she was flying made what the ministry of defense called an emergency landing ten people including all the senior military officers have been rescued from the crash site in the mountainous will lonely district in the north of the island authorities say the search for general shown was continuing new figures published by a Dutch aviation consultancy have shown that the number of people killed in large airliner crashes fell by more than fifty percent and twenty nineteen two hundred and fifty seven people were killed last year more than half of those fatalities coming in the Ethiopian airlines crash in March the figures show that there was a fatal accident you never five and a half million flights made that's the latest BBC world news you're listening to the news to him from.
"south wales" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In New South Wales warned third lives and homes would be at risk with no let up in the high temperatures strong winds and low humidity a powerful cyclone has killed several people as it hit the border region between India and Bangladesh India reported two deaths qualities three Bangladeshis were killed by falling trees about two million people spent the night in storm shelters a cyclone Google made landfall between India's cigar islands and capoeira in Bangladesh the British internet stock K. aside has beaten his American rival the can pour in a much hyped boxing match in Los Angeles the two celebrities who have huge followings on social media will walk away with prize money of more than eight hundred thousand dollars each annex Richmond has this report the battle to crown the toughest internet personality round the full six rounds and ended in a points victory for the British you cheap stock KSI the balance was a grudge rematch which followed to drool forces Amasis in Manchester last year prior to his boxing career KSI made his name uploading videos of himself playing the computer game FIFA Logan pool previously made headlines when he filmed himself discovering a suicide victim in Japan whether the fight was Randall just on for the publicity the TV revenues are estimated by some pundits at more than a hundred million pounds I was Alex Ritson reporting BBC news welcome to in the balance this week coming to you from the city of Kilkenny in Ireland and the home of the kill economics economics and comedy festival I'm Laurie cassman judge we.
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"Yeah. And I bought girl scout cookies from Honey, boo. Boo. One time online online and we wanted to supporter. Yeah. Good for you me, and mama June got into it. Because I thought they stole my money because it took like a month for me get the cookies and so to Twitter Twitter beef, and she put all my personal information out on Facebook. And. Got you. You start finding mama June. June on my look it's a scam. They don't really give you because it took over a month for my cookies to arrive. And so she heard me talk about it or salt on Twitter, and she went on their personal Facebook page where they have hundreds of thousands of people that follow them. And she wrote all my personal information out there. What does that mean your personal your real name address phone number on that? All out there. Great this idiot thinks he can go on their spread false. Rumors about me, and my family, we when you buy from for us. You get the cookies as you wrote a long pose. And I was like oh my gosh. Had just got the cookies. So me June got into it. I keep you posted your home address. Yes. How long ago was this? This is five years. Yeah. I thought it was so exciting to buy cookies from Honey, boo, boo. And then it turns south because I thought they still my money, and then it went real south because mama June got mad at me. So how did you feel when you saw the story? I was let down I was shocked I- mama June. Seems like just a cool fund. Mom, like I didn't ever see her going down this route. But I guess that's what happens. I mean. Her boyfriend's been in trouble with the law in the past. And I don't know I a good news story to kind of wrap this up, please. This guy has phone say Ehrler tack his his cellphone who would tax people. They're an Australian man that's under. Under. John stopped an aero from hitting him as he came under attack in New South Wales. It someone had a bow shot into the phone. Oh, wow. So good that crazy. Yeah. There your wind on that attack. Attack. That's a positive moment June. She looks so sad in the back of the sheriff. Oh, you know, what's funny about the mama June stories? They have sheriffs truck with bars on it. That's pretty cool. Big truck lets your wrestler pretty cool truck. There's that. Jerry Lewis, fifth wife, dead sitting Nancy dead, Kurt cobaine. Also, Courtney love insane. Johnny cash. I turn abusive in XXX ten Pacione. Amy wine house completely off the rails. Disgrace land is a rock and roll true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder behaving very badly. This hosted by me, Jake Brennan, I drew up in round rock and roll. In the one thing, I know to be absolutely true. Is that real Rockstars parties? Sane more like feral, nurses, animals functioning members of society in this is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining to pot big Marvin Gaye James Brown. John Lennon g Alan stones and the Hells Angels running security and a dead kid on the dance floor. These stories and more are all waiting for you in disgrace. Like listen to disgrace Santa the iheartradio.
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"Well, let's continue with a look at some of today's newspapers Mongols own Augustine much lower joins me in the studio. Welcome to the broker to start with. Okay. So we're going to start with the financial times today. We've heard about surveillance especially coming out of China. They've been using surveyed advanced surveillance techniques to oppress the a minority in the west. But this is good news for technophobes this nine hundred eighty four style kind of pen up to con mono be as efficient as previously thought a trial in New South Wales by the new soya in South Wales. That's in the UK, the southern hemisphere. I should clarify has thrown up some issues they've been trying over the course of a year, and they found that when the tech is focused on a large crowds. It tends to crash. So there are two different purposes that they use the tech for one is to locate and the other is to identify suss. Spects? So when they're working with it as a locating device, they train a camera on crowds of people, and basically sift through all the faces that they see to see if any of them are people that they wanna find identify just plug all the faces they get into the database and hope that it throws up some suspects that thereafter, Noverre effective twenty six percent of the time. It's right when they're trying to locate people twenty two percent when they're trying to identify people that he's really underwhelming business old. Yeah, it's really not very good. And it turns out that things like hats scarves, glasses even people moving past the camera at high speeds or disrupt the efficiency of this technology. So it's basically impractical it will require and I quote considerable changes to police practices and considerable investment to to to make it useful. Basically, the conclusion of the research has found that the. The tech is best thought of as a system rove in the kind of panacea. Police can use it to help. But they shouldn't put all their faith in it. That's an interesting conclusion that was from the financial times. And then your second story for today is from this is from the international in New York Times. Now here are Monica. We did cover quite a lot last week referenda in Taiwan the referenda that we referendum story that we were looking at specifically. Was about. Same sex marriage. It comes off the Taiwan pass legislation that made it easier to propose an party referendum questions by the public part of this process of democratization that the the the island is undergoing. The kind of blood is of liberalism everywhere. The results were not so satisfying. In fact, they were kind of akin to the results in the Brexit referendum in two thousand sixteen despite a court ruling the ruled that limiting merge, the heterosexual couples was unconstitutional voters overwhelmingly. Supported the removal of content about homosexuality and also expressed opposition to same-sex marriage during the referendum one guy. Mike Zang is quoted as saying we thought we lived in a progressive and open country. But after seeing the disparity in this referendum, we discovered we were living in a place that we didn't regulars which I'm sure rings some bells from you in Jiu live two thousand and sixteen hearing those kind of sentiments after the Brexit vote what kind of conclusions is that article drawing from what we saw happening in Taiwan. Then well, what it's saying is that actually what's more important than the result is the establishment of the institution of the referenda. The point is not about what comes out, but rather about basically developing political infrastructure to support any potential future. Independence bid that might be made by Taiwan in the future that bringing this idea of referenda into the political culture and that try. To get people engaged. So that should they need to hold an emergency referendum. They come do. Those more calls August in much. Larry. Thank you very much..
"south wales" Discussed on The Science Show
"In Queensland and northern New South Wales. They join eighty day students as well Patricia scheme is a principal stem advisor and teacher in residence at Cutie. She was a head of maths at school in Brisbane. So why join a university? It's a unique opportunity to be able to affect students on a broader perspective. And my normal focuses mathematics and a little bit of physics, but this is stem, so very broad and across all of Queensland and northern New South Wales. And to the people of scientists security understand what jobs you have to do. And how you do your jobs a teacher to some degree. We have programs that we're going to introduce a stem cluster for teachers to come along and to give us feedback specifically about what they want. And that will fade back into academics in stem fields. So that they know that there are teachers in schools who need professional development, for example, in psychology. This news new syllabus coming in across Queensland, and then external testing environment from next year and academics here want to be able to help teachers to be able to teach the new content in a meaningful way. And what do they say about what they need these days technology, definitely is a big need for teachers. But also not just how to use the technology, but how to contextualized it had to put it in a project. That's real world and meaningful one of the pieces of feedback that we get from teachers regularly is the hands on component of L, professional development teachers get in and they play with the technology that learn how to use it coming up for the new syllabuses. It's definitely an area. Of need in statistics. There's more statistics in for example, the new psychology syllabus and in the new sciences. What about the human element? What about interacting with the children the problem? I've mentioned again. And again in science show is how teachers think they have to be on nece-, and they have to know all the answers, and they're really lack in confidence in that regard. I think especially with technology teachers are learning along with the students if there is scope for students to be creative and develop open ended projects, then it the students problem solving and that creative design process that is the focus of work the teachers are there to guide them ask them. Good questions teach them how to be reflective and to evaluate which is quite a challenging thing for students, and then to go back and say, I need to fix this or I can change this. We definitely focus on teachers asking the right questions rather than being the person who knows everything. Well, how does that apply to maths because there is one? Right answer. So legend has it. And you look pretty darned if you're they're not knowing how to do the answer to a question. How do you cope yourself personally in that regard? I don't think there is necessarily one right answer in Mets for me as a maths teacher the emphasis is all about the thinking along the way there isn't necessarily one right answer. And if you set a problem up in the right way, then there's going to be lots of different strategies that students apply and think of and they're all equally valuable, and I had to use logical thinking processes to work something in it also means that I can ask questions of students that they can build on allege themselves rather than me just telling them an answer. They're not going to learn anything if I tell them and one of the things that I really am for size is Carol Twix work on growth mindsets. It's getting a problem that you can't do is actually a really. Great thing because it's the challenge that grows your brain going to learn if you're not doing things that you can't do do you ever spend some time in class yourself trying to solve a problem and not being able to do so on that day, but coming back to it and then come back to it. So that the children are along with you on this incredible adventure as specially with more talented students. We do a lot of immigrant workers and Aden's western stretch with problems that I don't necessarily know the answer to straight away, but we can go away and try different techniques, especially comparing maybe an algorithm method technological method..
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"It's been a home run in two ways on the racetrack. Also, building our brand here in Australia at our business finish festival secondary. Is I thought. Which was. Before. Spider rice. And you can't really just look at the Las rice of the you have to look at it starts ends gossip. But from the rice treks across the strategy at he is inside super cos-. Workum during child circus's, Craig Valentine's as we hit into the Saint season funnel of the VIP to championship. It's going to be attorney weekend creek. It will be tiny. It's always great to see a championship come down to the wire. And just think if it can be exciting as the WAC was lost weekend up on the cuffs coast destination. New South Wales, we'll have had a very very profitable motorsport experience over the past two weeks in Dade and could it be something? You're like the two thousand seventeen them at Newcastle. I doubt that. With the Cps attended a great. We never year. But the J Ken Newcastle. Do it is is a huge question. I've I've got a feeling one way or the other. I think it's decided on Saturday in day in day. Well, it's been a fascinating built up to this rice is a whole bunch of things that are still not settled even though the 'nother weeks time. The season will be out of that. Obviously being built for the new year. But we've got whole bunch of different teams such as Winterbottom and ticket pricing safely invade draw the lineup Brooke who's obviously done. Very. Well. She fortunately, I think we've got air of his they've settled on their to van tone banking up for another season. You've got to the saints it Kelly racing. Kelly motorsport still to be finalized as well as branch houses driver. Of course, he's decided to step down. So there are a lot of things certainly still in the air. Yes. I don't know have that's all going to pan out. And we'll certainly see over the next couple of days. One man was speaking to lighter on in the show is Scott pie. And I know you've been doing the numbers there and he's had a season best finish. And. Yes. Sorry. He's gonna have heavies bass David season. Since he's been in. So because he's driven of course, was three for change in that time. But. Welcome choose or to full they walk enjoy Andretti. United have done a very good job. James, gordon? He's had some bad luck along the white. But Scott who sent me shown on a number of occasions, and you get again, the shot himself to a driver whose father will raise future coming up. So we're him Scott pie that a wonderful moment as a different world because he's not a full-time rice. Dr he's gonna Jan business. That'll be interesting on Moore about the other interesting thing about this weekend is it's the last hurrah for the falcon tiny, and it's had a interesting existence. Of course for a while. They didn't say a falcon on a trick strain Jerry catch championship because you could get a Mustang or a Sierra do a much better job much cheaper for you. Well, fortunately, that's case lost twenty years. But now with the falcon coming up being produced in this country. It certainly is leaning towards where we're buying an imported Commodore and you can go buy a big Ford. You've got to buy small forward you want to sit and we buy Mustang, and certainly that's going to be fantastic because is enormous amount of development being happening with the Mustang with plenty of drivers jumping out and having a panel, which leads to TCI there's lots of developments in that category as well. Yes, the launch at Eastern Creek. We saw that along with the Superfly thousands to I should mention of the super five thousand and Chaz Mostert in getting some lexin. They're one of the quotes that I took a lot of white from his they're actually quite comparable to a JT three in terms of Dr a set of section that is a a huge statement in mon- line that could. See an interesting an interesting opportunity there for drivers who want to have that experience. But don't have the JT three budget James Moffet was in a Honda Civic, which David Wohl racing had worked on some of the preparations for it. You look you'll was driving in the Volvo..
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"You go underground, you could be travelling to six kilometers from the bottom. So usually when you could Dona main you will get on a train underground trains. Teague? If about half earning walking for twenty minutes to half, not actually get the goldfish. And if this had been one hundred years ago conditions for that mine, and we just heard would have been considered luxurious. Hello, I'm Roger data and welcome to the forum where experts share their knowledge with us in today's program. We'll be looking at coal and those who dig for it this humble black rock that has led hundreds of thousands of miners to risk their lives in the cause of fuelling industrial revolutions and powering empires. And whilst this lump of energy has been the catalyst for unprecedented, wealth and material comfort. It's also brought devastating pollution and scarred. Landscapes joining me to discuss the history of coal and its legacy are from South Africa. Don't of Mattew from Gibbs university of Pretoria in Johannesburg. Dr schilling Xiaowu, a specialist on China and author of empires of coal, the American environmental lawyer Barbara freeze who's written coal a human history and Darren count the manager of Kent mining. Museum in southeast England. Welcome all. And now you each represent four countries that have been hugely involved in the coal trade briefly. Let me ask you all how his cO shaped the destiny of your own country. Darren how about the UK I think you compare coal back in the day as the same as uranium and plutonium now it should actively. It was that the wonder fuel of his age. And if you go back three four hundred years, the UK was probably the the seat of technology and developing the use of coal, you're right. The way through to the eighteen fifties nine thousand nine hundred and exporting that technology around the world as well and its peak in the early twentieth century, we're talking about huge amount of coal coming up in this country, yet ninety nine hundred thirteen two hundred ninety two million tons of coal and about a third of that cold actually been exported around the world as well. And Barbara give me a couple of examples of the difference coal is made to the USA. Well, coal certainly made an enormous impact on the United States. It brought about our industrial development at a time when we were a very young country without many institutions actually built. So it had a huge effect in shaping our corporate structures, our labor structures, and it played a major role, for example in the north winning the civil war. How did they do that? It did that because the north really was the seat of industrial production and the north had something like a thirty eight to one advantage over the south in coal production that meant it could have more factories produce more iron produce, more guns and more railways, and obviously that played a major role in winning the war and chilling. Tell me how is Cole connected to Chinese history and culture Chinese have mind call for several thousand years, but in the last century the possession of. Large deposits of coal really field. China's rise in the recent decades is rise as an economic superpower. So that today China uses more coal than the rest of the countries in the world combined and of South Africa is a big producer of coal. How how's it affected your country? I the Corby produce twenty five percent is exported. That's great developmentally. Now, our DP, and we have got a lot of poor people in this country who depend on Roku for cooking and heating the pace that is something which if there's no coed don't know how these people survive, and we only have coins Africa. We don't have co in many other. Parts of the continent. And it has been the unique. And I believe that even today South Africa has the biggest export terminal for coal in the world. Yes, we have the biggest called, Tom. No. At least as vehicle and we are getting crews followed out by the protocol Newcastle in New South, Wales, straight it. Okay. Well, let's take a closer look at this black stuff. What is coal exactly? And how's it formed? Barbara told me not because it can arrived in cool the carbon different age, and that was the time when vegetation came onto land in and gave the planet millions of years of stored energy. Yes, the carbon Niffer was hundreds of millions of years ago. It was a time when there were some lush forests finally covering the continents. And it was also a time where geologic forces had not lifted up the land, very high. So as for example, the polar ice caps. Melted. Or we froze and there were climate changes way back then water would step forward and cover the forests and then retreat again in the forest would would March forward again in the course of that process. These forests would be buried by water and sediment, and so the natural processes of decay did not occur. So all of the carbon that those forests had absorbed as they grew and all of the energy that they had absorbed from the sun ended up getting buried and slowly slowly compressed and turning into Pete. And then to various forms of coal, some call has been produced since then, but that was the era when most of it was produced now, I'm actually holding a piece of cola here in my hand, needless to say, it's actually dirty. My my hand ready, but it is kind of beautiful in its own special way. And there are different types on their this piece is from a former coalfield in Newcastle in the northeast of England. Darren just explained to me what I've got here and the different kinds of coal that also exist. What you've got what looks like bitchiness co. So that's what we'd core a middling coal. So would use that for producing coal gas for coking for other industrial processes for heating. But then you've got the the much harder the anthracite coal, which are really dense. They're really actually really hard to light. But the ironic thing about anthracite coal once you've got it burning. You have a difficulty putting out, and there's many stories of coal forest, particularly in American Barbara could probably pick up on that places like Centralia, which is a very famous case where these coalfires of bone for years and abandoned towns, and then we've got the very the younger coaster the lick nights, the Brown coals, and that's the sort of coal they produce in Poland, for instance, as well. So it's a very very dirty coal actually will the anthracite scribble come into play later on when we talk about the USA. You're right. We know Barbara that Cole was formed in our pre. Prehistoric past. But what are the first recorded uses of coal by humans. Well surprise. It will be one of the earliest uses and this was in ancient China some six thousand years ago, or so was carving. They found the call to be very beautiful, and there's evidence some archaeologists have found something they called Neolithic ear piercing ornaments. And so they were carving the coal. They were wearing the coal. And this also happened in Britain during the Roman era. Call became famous and was written about by the Romans as something that could be carved into jewelry. An interesting about where you believe it was cold that made China a superpower as early as the eleventh century. Yes, there was a an amazing period of a kind of military industrialization that took place in ancient China about a thousand years ago. China had already been very advanced in its iron production and about a thousand years ago, they figured out how they could use coal to produce iron, which was a little tricky. But they they did figure it out. And at the time they were fighting off invaders horseback riding invaders, and and they militarize to the extent that they would have thousands of workers producing with iron, and with coal thousands of spears and swords and shields something even called horse decapitating swords. So it was a pulse of industrialization made possible by coal, and in now since China, I suppose was way ahead of what Britain achieved several centuries. Later, and we'll come to that in a second. But just staying with China in the seventeenth century their commanding was so prevalent, it even made its way into the writing of the time is that right? So this is a scholar named Sony. Shing he was born in the late sixteenth century. And unlike many of the scholars of the time he also paid acute attention to many of the crafts that he saw in his travels observing the uses of call in various crafts for on porcelain making to metallurgy, and he also described various methods of coal mining, including the uses of bamboo pipes to pipe out poison gas into us s ventilation in coal mines now by this time Darren seventeenth century. It wasn't just China using coal. Tell me why countries would were turning to it to us for fuel. We've got a whole series of things going on during the Cromwell in peer too. That's the period in British history where you've got the civil war, and there's a predominance of charcoal law the sort of the. Biproduct of charcoal burning from timber is used for metalworking for I'm production, and that's a really precious resource. The woods would disappearing so quickly in the south of Britain that there was an act of pollen stopping them from doing this because there wasn't enough which to build warships anymore. So there's this going on. And then also you've got in the middle of Britain playschool, coal brookdale, the Darby start experimenting with colza means of producing all in as well. So there's a whole series of different socio economic and industrial things happening at the same time in different pressures pushing everyone towards coop pointed only really been the northeast of Britain where they've been a lot of co exported, but we're not just talking about right now we were talking about other parts of the world other parts of Europe. Oh, yes. Because of the forest depletion. Yes. The early coalfields in northern France in Belgium, they slowly start develop Germany as well. Because there's a realization gradually that there's. Colin Mambi belts across northern and western Europe. So they start to work on idea. Well, let's look at the UK which is associated with the dramatic technological developments. Brought about by coal from the eighteenth century onwards. And Cole was transforming cities from Newcastle to London to Manchester..
"south wales" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Now, former leader of Australia's may not position party is switching sides me. Switching size of the country's most prominent right wing, indeed hard ripe movement. Mark Maytham looked on course to become a straight is prime minister fifteen years ago, though, instead he led labor to defeat. Now. He's joining the one nation party is some of what he had to say explaining that. During an interview with Australia's today program. The number one issue in Sydney is either population either development, the CD becoming unlivable in dysfunctional and at federal level playboy who got to change the site like invite one nation to send a message to cut the immigration rights with one hundred thousand extra plea coming into Sydney, and it's tight level bene- planning to make sure we darned have either development that we have an indoor role. Sprawl rows of apartment towers, clogging up city. That's not the Sydney Australia. Why? Federal and state elections coming up in the next six months is a good alternative to the major parties that have lost control of Sydney's Letham. Speaking Australian television, well, Monaco correspondent in Sydney's Clarisa survive Montefiore, she's on the line now. Montlake is a man who has we say nearly became prime minister then from left wing policy joins the far. Right. That's quite a big shift. It's definitely a big shift as you said he was defeated in the two thousand and full election. And then he stood for the labour party, which is left center left. So he's gone from the mole left-wing party to the to the to the fall foul rights. Yes. He's planning to run this for the state governments in east, South Wales. He is exactly. And to do that. He'll be New South Wales. Branch leader Pauline Hanson's, one nation party one nation is well known here for perhaps you might call it listen questionable values around race. And on it's in its very route politics what we heard in that on one won't television into another entity that he gave to the he said that. Discrimination of any kind is bad which suggests that he may not have done a great deal of research about the party his joined, yes. Yes. Well, Pauline Hanson, she famously wore burqa to you the Senate in in two thousand seventeen to sort of to make a point on. It was really a massive publicity stunt that went down like a lead Blaine. And then more recently, she a a n. The Senate which was quite cold. It's okay to be white. She ranted against anti racism and said that you know, she had to quote acknowledge the deplorable rise of anti white racists attacks on western civilization. And that it is okay. To be white that got Perez pare back very very close to to going through the Senate. But it also caused absolute outrage in Australia, where racism is still considered a problem here in montlake house being sacked as a host on Sky News. He's been filed as a newspaper columnist you could interpret this as a loss throw of the dice by figure who's very much amount of the past. Yes. It does seem like it's definitely a move that. We'll get him back in the headlines, however, briefly that is and will make a splash, which I'm sure he definitely is aware. All I mean, news dot com dot AU, which is a new site. Here said the headline which I think ready sums it up. The question on everyone's lips. How long are the alliance polling Hanson actually lost? So I'm not sure that people think wouldn't necessarily be a long term alliance. What it does do is a track to tension for one nation. Get them headlines. Get them talked about there is a general election in Australia in the next six months as widespread assumption that Labor's going to do well in that election could this make that task of bit harder for them. I think so mean, it's definitely a burst for right wing politics. Not much told Australian channel nine television. That labor and the coalition have got the same policies, it's important to give people the choice. So that's the I did send two left in the center right is offering the same thing. Sorry, obviously of one nation failed recently at the ballot box not thousand and seventeen. Western Australian state election in Queensland, which is pulling Hanson's high state used to being popular than it is now. And of course, she she enjoyed the balance of power in the upper house and the Senate in two thousand sixteen but that the party then split with the resignation of several several of numbers..
"south wales" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Chicago-based packaged foods, company called conagra decided to shut down all of its new all of its New South Wales. Abattoirs gutting, the little town of Aberdeen pun intended after accidentally writing to start prior to that four generations. Aberdeen's Plimer primary employer. My got is largest employer by far worthy slaughter houses. And after that, it was cattle ranches and farmers trying to the town, a few minds, copper, coal, gold, and more of the mind over the years around Aberdeen in the state of New South Wales, the area became around Aberdeen's, give me one hundred dollars also become somewhat famous for for horse ranches like high end horse ranches were very, very expensive horses, bred like horses the cost over a million bucks each. And today, those horse ranches cattle ranches farms remain. But prior to that, primarily slaughterhouse town, abattoirs man, everybody's working in the abattoirs Catherine night, worked in a variety of abattoirs more on that a bit, and everybody was a rough town like, so, you know, let's that's important today store. It's a rough town, very blue collar form by rough people, you know, and blue-collar doing like, you know, some pretty gruesome shit. You needed stop slaughterhouse, slaughterhouse town, and all of that, you know, gave it a culture which I feel like I can relate to. It reminds me of the stories I heard about my hometown. On Riggins, Idaho. When I was a kid. I know Riggins personally as a little tourist town. That's what it's been to me in my lifetime. A tower people pop in floating in the salmon river, do some white water. Rafting how some snacks have some sodas and get out of town. But back in the seventies go back decades before that it was a little log in town. Very rough are slaughterhouse was a sawmill. My dad worked there for a few years. My grandpa and grandma worked there for most of their working lives..
"south wales" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"For example, only in the last Dale to the prime minister of Kosova has decided not to travel to the Serb anklet. They've in Bosnia for a conference because the leader of that half state of the Serb enclaves said, you would not be welcome here. I cannot guarantee your scar in danger. Of losing every listener. This point. This is this is one of the problems with Balkan disputes. They are immensely complex and they all totally incomprehensible to anybody who lives outside the region. It doesn't mean that they don't matter to the people who live there to return to this particular dispute. How angry are the payer review about the ongoing impudent existence of a place called New England. It's taken a while to get used to the idea, but I just there's just this whole bunch of Americans without so much as a by your leave insist. They live in a place called New England. They've even got a football to this day. I still think the rebels, but. The country further away, which has a worrying number of English names that it's claimed for citizens owns South Wales. Well, this is exactly my point as a native son of New South Wales myself. I am not aware that AllState has ever received a single complaint from the people of South Wales. If you were right next to the fine people of South Wales might be different. The implication is they are owed South Wales and we know nobody wants to be owed southwards you raise you raise a slightly serious point, but I think what we're all missing is the ethnic dimension. There is a very strong ethnic quays. I religious dimension to the disputes in the Balkans and that my my only perspective on it is a brilliant politician. Tito was to hold this lot together. Is is, is the just a final thought on this roll benistead seriously though, a reputational aspect for Greece here because this this tells tend to make Greece appears somewhat. I don't know petty. We could see well, the the, the Greek government I think would love to move on from this. I mean, as you suggest, they got one or two other problems on their plate, and they would love to be regarded once again as a serious country into series member of the European Union. If they can get this done and the Gaumont at least thinks it has got a formula can live within. They can move on. There are some Greeks in in the Greek region of Macedonia, and there are some Macedonians in north Macedonia who don't like the deal. We will see whether their governments convince them. Otherwise, we'll finally tonight to New York City. Very thousand p that little has been learned about encouraging. People were the notoriety principally to starring in dreadful television programs to stand for public office. Cynthia Nixon alumnus of sex, and the city is challenging governor Andrew Cuomo for the democratic party's gubernatorial nomination in a primary on I and I thank her at least for that'll put unity to say gubernatorial on air..
"south wales" Discussed on The Science Show
"The jim bola was able to party to look at the side was in march nineteen sixty nine when he led a group of geologists so fantasy innocuous will andrew lakes region in far western new south wales they stayed in the sheer has sheds lake munger explored the genes during the day and debated ideas at night of lamb chops and flagons of wine the eulogists harry allen reece jones contain and jomo vini tantalized by the possible association of artifacts and extinct megaphone and they excitedly fuller jim to juma to investigate the charred bones the find was far more dramatic than they had imagined as they carefully investigated shattered bundle of buns after up to piece of human joba in an instant the scale of straining history changed in bowl words we will confronted not only with human activity but by the very presence of humanity itself the skeleton became affectionately known as munger lady her cremated remains had been buried in a small round hole on a sandy beach a few meters from the water's edge there she had remained for forty thousand years as a lake system dried and the camp with abandoned as a descendants moved to other parts of their country and as the rabbits and goats and farmers arrived jim bola hadn't stumbled across her remains in july nineteen sixty eight within a year all evidence of her life and death would have eroded into the wind fortuitous nature of her preservation and the influence of her discovery only straight in public has led traditional owners such as dorothy lawson to declare that she surfaced for a reason as monty monty elder mary pepin as often told jim bola you didn't find mungo lady she found you the gist quickly fighter graft andrew the features at the burial and collected the loose fragments they then made the decision to remove the bones they were sheep grazing on the net and thunderstorm with brewing the site was federal one downpour could sweep the bones away carefully cut and removed the disintegrating calculate books in which the bones was set and packed them in the only vessel available john mulvaney suitcase some of his close la returned as patting the following day they took munger lady to camera billy griffiths and here are two of those who were there archaeologists alan thorne and reece jones on dating and the significance of mungo what happens is that the iranian in the soil is dissolved then it enters the bone sometime after death and then it decays so you have thorium raid on all these other things so you measure the different daughter projects and that process has been going on since the beginning of the world is the best method of all but the amounts are so tiny i this is just minuscule amounts the miniaturization of all this so that's the problem is so that's getting any sort of age age estimate is a real coup technically what what they've done so anyway they've tried to do the uranium series plus this electron spin resonance which is trapped electron message on the teeth and boatswain give values of the same rough order so in a sense they've tried to address the problem jim raised may turn out that these remains are themselves the literally the earliest evidence for human prisons on the continent but what is interesting of course is that most of the early sites the to have been in the extreme north here we are in south western new south wales in the southeastern corner of a straighter so whatever these dates are they are very much minimum dates because obviously they didn't just race down from the north coast to turn up in the semiarid climates and environments of wish new south wales at the national university it took physical anthropologist ellen thorn over six months to excavate and reconstruct the hundreds of fragile bone fragments contained in the calgary books there were found to belong to a young adult female of slenda bill and small stature who had been burned on a pile by the lakeshore over forty thousand ease ago what was groundbreaking was that the remains unequivocally human shattering lingering nineteenth century something that bridge people had evolved from an earlier race of hominids the news of mungo lady spread quickly around the globe and was reported in their front page of the national newspapers the bones were at that time the oldest evidence of homo sapiens outside of africa the new had become the a few years later in february nineteen seventy four jim bola returned to.
"south wales" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I guess the the faith that they already had him short infusing the welsh crew and also it's a guaranteed able to bring filmmaking to south wales and this real boom at the moment in in south west to swansea and a lot of money going in paramount of nago studio and content and swansea it's really expanding and it's wonderful the crew they're using and it's a country that i'm very much in love with anyway for time growing up and so a very very intense it's not it's not three but it is there's an it's not in the right a couple of action moments and yet he uses that that style way you never you'll never run the sequence beginning to end you just piece by piece by piece he knows exactly what shots he'll previous the whole thing and you'll basic going in and just like filling in these short i would think like the strangely not i found it it's much less exhausting because what you do is like okay for this shot he just so focused just needs like this one two punch something like a bite aura snap of an almost something we just need this one sounds like the reds moment and we just need this one that'll be and so you can put all of your energy into that one take and at one moment and then once together the energy that you have and you see it in like jackie chan movies or any of them the energy that these guys have from beginning to end now admittedly you watch jackie chan and actually some takes what he's doing twenty seven moves back to back and it's ridiculously impressive but but still just to have that three minute fight sequence which you could never possibly shoot in one wide just never work and it wouldn't look good either he knows in his mind exactly how he wanted to look and you're just like leaping into that i love being in that safe pair of hands where he just got such great vision for and i've seen teeny tiny snippets of puzzle and it's pretty it's pretty wild i'm very excited that's coming on a few months sounds like september yeah so how much of the year is taking up now by legion said six or nine month kind of thing about five five five months twelve.
"south wales" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"You want to reach them on the internet before juppe that a phone lines i want to read an email i got today a public service announcement and this is basically cat do not do this in their please before you dismiss this email at that point you should clicked elite okay just before i wanted to explain the business proposal which i believe would have my colleagues would have previously discussed with you which is not true i don't know who the hell he's talked about it's about in inheritance here in london i the plot thickens who they've been tela didn't it must be me so that i say it goes which requires no financial obligation from you okay sounded pretty good signs legit so far they bosela does what all right so now this is the bridge the gap if these people i'm writing to seek your consent to present you as my late client next of kin so we can both split the funds so it does beak require any financial obligation by you we just need you to commit fraud look at this said please the ira's seek your kids set by consent to present me as their late clients next of kid to the could ally itself ever some body in america i beat executed london is great i fly opener tech peres from alabama of wale south wales but obama border care i know it's not gonna work delete these it's just i can't believe that the eu's at some point they're gonna ask for money rather than sister or they're going to cars right you for for a boy it that that you get a buyer an english lawyer to get up by the way they're called barristers barristers and solicitors are what are we on here real as and jim got real quick melissa custody question now you're out ask the dhabi got a few minutes here before the top the of the show hi ballista you're on live go ahead yeah i uh i have a quick question is it more divorce than an intensity bite i do have give children and i'm when i was mary ally got divorced in know seven i have few children by my act um a year after we were divorced cnn noted uh quite.
"south wales" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"Welcome back to science fantastic with professor michio kaku this hour we're talking about math for the frightened at is mad anxiety did you notice that we're all born scientists that when we grow up as little kids we want to know why this sunshine we want to know where the rain comes from we want to know everything about the universe and then and then we middlesbrough and then we start to drop like flies all of a sudden math anxiety creep thin we lose a whole generation of young budding scientists because they're frightened by this symbolism of mathematics which i think is a real shame and that of course affects the future destiny societies science is the engine of prosperity it generates jobs january's industries and how can a large industrial nations sustain itself if their future generation has math anxiety but what this today to discuss this is a professor of mathematics colon pask he's the author of the book math for the frightened and i should also point out that we were privileged to get him all the way from down under in australia he's of mathematics at the university of new south wales in australia and that's why you're probably hear a slight echo and a slight delay time because of course the limitations of the speed of light light can go around the planet earth seven times in one second but it does mean that going all the way to australia a signal will be slightly delayed and i would have to apologize for that so once again our special guest today is professor cold and pass asked he is a professor and head of the math department at the university of new south wales in australia and author of the book math for the frightened so colon glad to be on science fantastic thank you very much a great for you is how did you as a young child get interested in mathematics earth nothing late to in my senior years i went to the same school that isaac newton attended and i of course that was an emphasis on my subtexts that i was one of the.
"south wales" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"But this guy and national came out had two hundred seventy buck that this guy nature entreated himself the luxury holidays and and aston martin and a man's body name and a while living the ultimate beneficiaries style but he was with a jail term i'll last year after the bank which came to light i'm looking at this guy and i am betting right now he's mary guy named idle nia on or something i'm i'm just looking totally got that look i'm and he's going to be the wife in that relationship i can tell his any way more twenty nine went free last week after wiedemann appeal of his name his actions were not deceptive so i guess he's not going to be married indiana now broke and living with his mother somewhere in new south wales that's in australia ironically while studying to become a criminal where i swear to you i did not know that was the case what is it what these lawyers hold you magazine wanted to become a lawyer abdul from the bank and i talked of it i had not read this piece x gene gene while blowing whereby the again he's he's he started to a criminal lawyer uh uh gene good run uh he blew a hundred and three million dollars let's deserved was.