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WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world
"The World Health Organization says coronavirus cases are again rising around the world I'm Ben Thomas with some numbers The WHO says COVID cases were up 18% last week with more than 4.1 million new cases reported globally The Middle East saw the biggest rise up by 47% Infections rose by about 32% in Europe and Southeast Asia and by about 14% in the Americas The number of deaths remained at about 8500 worldwide but increased in three regions again the Middle East Southeast Asia and the Americas The WHO says the rise is mostly driven by omicron variant four and BA 5 It's also warning the ability to track COVID-19's genetic evolution and catch emerging and potentially dangerous new variants is under threat As countries relax surveillance and genetic sequencing efforts I'm Ben Thomas
WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline
"Global deaths from the coronavirus are back on the rise In its latest weekly assessment the World Health Organization says 8700 people buy globally last week from COVID-19 a 4% increase coming after 5 weeks of declines The largest jump in deaths were centered in the Americas and the western Pacific coronavirus infection cases in general continued to fall with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week but large regional spikes of infection were seen in the Middle East and Southeast Asia The organization says the figures are likely an undercount because so many countries have reduced testing and surveillance hosting a meeting of the COVID-19 global action plan in Washington U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned health officials about relaxing their guard as the detailed plans to send additional pediatric vaccines to nations like Nepal and Mongolia I'm Jennifer King
WHO: COVID cases and deaths falling nearly everywhere
"The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally fell everywhere except the Middle East and Southeast Asia I'm Ben Thomas with the latest pandemic report The UN health agency says there was a 12% drop in cases and a 22% drop in deaths over the past week WHO chief doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus This is clearly a very encouraging trend precautions that still 7600 deaths The perception that the pandemic is over is understandable But misguided 18 months after mass immunization programs began in rich countries Tedros notes 68 countries mostly low income have yet to protect 40% of their people and with many countries dropping coronavirus protocols he warns A new and even more dangerous variant could emerge at any time And vast numbers of people remain and protected I'm Ben Thomas
WHO: Nearly 15M deaths associated with COVID-19
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WHO says 99% of world's population breathes poor-quality air
"The the the the U. U. U. U. N. N. N. N. health health health health agency agency agency agency says says says says nearly nearly nearly nearly everybody everybody everybody everybody in in in in the the the the world world world world briefs briefs briefs briefs at at at at the the the the doesn't doesn't doesn't doesn't meet meet meet meet its its its its standards standards standards standards for for for for air air air air quality quality quality quality WHO's WHO's WHO's WHO's says says says says ninety ninety ninety ninety nine nine nine nine percent percent percent percent of of of of the the the the global global global global population population population population breeds breeds breeds breeds at at at at the the the the Dixie Dixie Dixie Dixie chicks chicks chicks chicks a a a a quality quality quality quality limits limits limits limits and and and and is is is is often often often often rife rife rife rife with with with with particles particles particles particles that that that that can can can can penetrate penetrate penetrate penetrate deep deep deep deep into into into into the the the the lungs lungs lungs lungs into into into into the the the the veins veins veins veins and and and and arteries arteries arteries arteries and and and and cause cause cause cause disease disease disease disease a a a a quality quality quality quality is is is is poorest poorest poorest poorest in in in in WHO's WHO's WHO's WHO's eastern eastern eastern eastern Mediterranean Mediterranean Mediterranean Mediterranean and and and and Southeast Southeast Southeast Southeast Asia Asia Asia Asia regions regions regions regions followed followed followed followed by by by by Africa Africa Africa Africa the the the the agencies agencies agencies agencies calling calling calling calling for for for for more more more more action action action action to to to to reduce reduce reduce reduce fossil fossil fossil fossil fuel fuel fuel fuel use use use use which which which which generates generates generates generates pollutants pollutants pollutants pollutants the the the the calls calls calls calls west west west west betrayed betrayed betrayed betrayed and and and and the the the the blood blood blood blood flow flow flow flow problems problems problems problems and and and and lead lead lead lead to to to to millions millions millions millions of of of of preventable preventable preventable preventable deaths deaths deaths deaths each each each each year year year year I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles de de de de Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma
WHO: New COVID deaths fell 17% last week, but cases rising
"The United Nations health agency says there has been an increase in the number of coronavirus cases around the world but the number of deaths is declining the World Health Organization says the number of corona virus deaths worldwide is dropped by seventeen percent in the last week to forty three thousand but the number of new infections has increased about eight percent to eleven million around the world the largest increase in cases comes in the western Pacific and Africa but there has been a twenty percent decline in Colby cases in the Middle East Southeast Asia and the Americas I'm Jackie Quinn
"southeast asia" Discussed on WTOP
"Complex in Southeast Asia The fire broke out around 7 45 last night of the Congress heights neighborhood near Mississippi avenue lieutenant Timothy bowling with D.C. fire In the window those are the window We're mainly starting to put a lot of ladders later in the building A spokesperson for D.C. fire and EMS as firefighters used ladders to rescue an infant two children and two adults from the three story building fire officials also say a resident jumped to escape the flames and was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries The cause of the fire is under investigation Traffic and weather on the 8s now and it's over to Jack and the traffic center Early delay in Maryland Jones getting out of Frederick running two 70 south bound the crash down before 85 X to 31 remains along the right side of the roadway but the rest of the ride south you're wide open as you head all the way down into Bethesda getting a little heavier on the beltway leaving New Hampshire avenue on the outer loop headed over toward George avenue before New Hampshire avenue had word of a broken down vehicle off the roadway to the left side Decent ride right now between the beltways We're getting a little bit heavy south on the BW Parkway toward one 75 on two ten going south into Ford Washington after swan creek road It's late clearing paving You got the left lane getting by Northbound unaffected and you're looking good it was you had to back up toward the beltway Little heavier now inside the beltway on the John Hanson highway 50 westbound moving into Chevrolet No big worries yet downtown We're getting heavier D.C. two 95 southbound headed down toward east capitol street Caller said it's the oversized tractor trailer trying to enter the third street tunnel stay left on that two lane ramp just be careful D dot is aware All right we've got a water main break in Virginia It's on 29 It's closed between lorcan lane and north Quincy street probably will be through the morning rush hour watch to be diverted We've got a closure up in Ashburn northbound on the loudoun county park way up near coach Gibbs drive follow police direction 66 headed east you're good at a Gainesville headed toward roslyn completely different situation on the westbound side All traffic diverting onto 50 westbound exit 57 B that is the overnight bridge work that was scheduled to leave at about 5 this morning Nope Cruz pushed it off and said we're hope to finish by 7 o'clock this morning Jiffy lube service centers keep you moving from oil changes and tire rotations to filters and wipers to a full range of services Visit jiffy lube D.C. dot com for a location near you Jack Taylor WTO traffic Mike's Jennifer a nice day ahead for us Yeah I got a couple of nice days coming our way A good deal of sunshine today If you scattered clouds here and there which temperatures well above average our high 65 to 70 are average high this time of year.
Victor Davis Hanson Analyzes Vladimir Putin's Escalating Nuclear Talk
"Sir what do you make of his escalating nuclear rhetoric You think it's a bluff I mean again a lot of folks miscalculated with a lot of experience dealing with the region who thought as I said before he would just stick with the eastern region of Ukraine and not go any further That clearly was not the case Given a black swan event like a nuclear attack it's not the type of thing we can just cast off and disregard Your take on why he's escalating the nuclear rhetoric Oh I think he realizes that in every incursion invasion the key to whether you win or lose or borders and we lost in Vietnam because of the Ho Chi Minh trail in the Southeast Asia supply depots We had a tough time We don't really last map down us down because of the Pakistan border in Iraq Syria and Iran Anytime you have that fluidity and you can be resupplied you're not going to win And he's looking at the statistics it's in many thousands now of javelins and sams that have been sent in there and you look at that picture of that convoy and in theory those jobs that new improve can hit something that over two miles and the guy could be in the forest beyond the flanking infantry guards of that convoy and take out a lot of vehicles if they have that many of them So he's thinking well I've got to get this over with and when and these people we've got four NATO countries that are that are going to stop me And so I'm going to threaten a nuclear strike on the west but when you look people have remarked about the look of these generals when he said that I don't know if that's indicative of a thing but I think yeah I don't
Thai wildlife group says tiger missing a leg needs help
"Forest Rangers in western Thailand are searching a remote jungle on the Myanmar border hoping to rescue a wild tiger with a missing a leg from an area where poachers have recently been operating video from a surveillance camera shows the three legged tiger feeding on the body of a water buffalo experts fear the slow moving female nickname I do want which means the amputated one is at risk from hunters or of starvation you can find here not not difficult patch right sang Chagas with the wildlife protection organization free land use the body after death Bob hello Hong for six minutes for her to he the remains then they shoot her with a tranquilizer dart it's not clear how the tiger lost a limb freelances specs the animal was a victim of poaching the use of snares is common in jungle throughout Southeast Asia I'm a Donahue
Victor Marx Describes the Very Real Threat of Human Trafficking in the U.S.
"Today is national sex trafficking and human trafficking awareness day and nobody better to help unpack that and will weave in with the political side of it, but our guest is a great friend and he's not here to talk politics. He's just here to say that tell the truth and that is Victor marks, Victor, welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Hey, Charlie, good to be with you today, brother. You do great work Victor. So walk through for our audience here. Just how real is sex trafficking and human trafficking in America today? You know, for a lot of our listeners that live in, you know, nice peaceful, suburban neighborhoods. You know, they might hear about this. They might think, ah, that doesn't impact me. How widespread is this? Especially in places that you might not expect. Yeah, well, let me put it this way. One in three girls will be sexually victimized by the time they're 18 and one in 5 males. So boys. So if you start there every female, you meet out of one out of every three has experienced some type of sexual either assault or abuse. That gives you an understanding of how many millions have been affected by being sexually abused, which makes them very suspect to a lifelong trauma, but then there are those that are very suspect to being manipulated by predators and then trafficked. And that scenario that we specialize in doing counter pedophile work and we've, you know, we're doing the deal in the U.S., we have places in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, now south of the border in South America. We're very active in hunting, finding trauma relief, but then also a justice
Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys
"I I health health clinic clinic in in California California founded founded four four decades decades ago ago to to screen screen refugees refugees from from Southeast Southeast Asia Asia is is now now part part of of the the U. U. S. S. effort effort to to resettle resettle tens tens of of thousands thousands of of people people from from Afghanistan Afghanistan Muhammad Muhammad I I time time I I got got out out of of Kabul Kabul this this summer summer with with his his wife wife and and their their ten ten year year old old daughter daughter Moses Moses he he says says the the Taliban Taliban was was about about to to come come into into the the city city and and he he was was worried worried about about his his safety safety they they went went to to the the T. T. B. B. and and refugee refugee clinic clinic at at Santa Santa Clara Clara valley valley Medical Medical Center Center in in San San Jose Jose they they are are treated treated by by nurse nurse tram tram family family who who emigrated emigrated from from Vietnam Vietnam Vietnamese Vietnamese patients patients I I see see a a lot lot of of benefits benefits to to patients patients and and especially especially that that I I see see myself myself interpreter interpreter Johanna's Johanna's option option are are moved moved to to the the U. U. S. S. from from Iran Iran in in two two thousand thousand four four she she says says the the future future for for Afghan Afghan refugees refugees can can be be bright bright do do you you gonna gonna be be able able to to help help other other community community and and I I was was so so sorry sorry eighteen eighteen different different actually actually later later on on but but at at the the beginning beginning we we need need to to help help them them to to stand stand on on their their feet feet California California is is set set to to receive receive more more than than five five thousand thousand of of an an initial initial group group of of thirty thirty seven seven thousand thousand arrivals arrivals from from Afghanistan Afghanistan I'm I'm a a Donahue Donahue
China Military Spending Surges, Larger Than South-East Asian Countries
"Now we have talked about Russia But there's an access of evil out there As they used to call the old access of evil of course but it's more than an access but nonetheless More than three countries But right now I'll distress Russia China and Iran And over breitbart here's a report China military spending surge Now 50% larger than India Japan Taiwan Southeast Asia combined Now that's frightening Because China has all of them in its target in its hair China's determined a match is aggressive military talk in Southeast Asia was spending Report by the Lowe institute in Australia Of course we're not going to get it for the center for American progress Most of the American media shows in 2021 it achieved just that as other reports indicate Beijing is looking to establish its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean a tiny Central African country of Ecuador Guiana According to the latest Asia power index China's military financial outlay is more than 50% bigger than the countries I've already mentioned to you In its annual report the U.S. remained the most powerful country in the Asia Pacific region with China coming in second place after steadily growing influence on the index in recent years
Biden to Host Global Democracy Summit
"You're the first thing person I've talked to since I saw this headline and you're a person I have to ask about it. In The New York Times this morning, there appears a story. Ahead of Biden's democracy summit China says, we're also a democracy. And it quotes this. Quote, there is no fixed model of demography democracy. It manifests itself in many forms, the State Council China's top governing body are getting a position paper. It released over the weekend. China's democracy that works. That is so stupid that I just want you to be the first to say so on the UK show. That is very stupid to you. China's insistent that it's democracy reminds me of Soviet Union and all of its satellite countries. You're always included words like democratic and republic and the title of their government during their communist parties makes you think they protest a little too much. I do have to say though that I'm not sure what the president plans to accomplish in the so called summit or democracy, other than perhaps a pending, the democracies that he did not invite. Such as our NATO ally Hungary or Singapore, the little Sparta in Southeast Asia. It's not clear to me what's going to be a lasting accomplishment here, other than harming our relationship with some vital allies.
GM, Ford Halt Some Production as Chip Shortage Worsens
"The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse and that's prompting automakers to temporarily shut down factories General Motors says it will pause production at eight north American plants during the next two weeks including two that make the company's top selling Chevy Silverado pickup meanwhile Ford will stop making pickups at its Kansas city assembly plant for the next two weeks and cut shifts it to more truck plants in Dearborn Michigan and Louisville Kentucky industry analysts say the delta variant of the corona virus he said employees at chip factories in Southeast Asia hard and that's for some of those plans to close or sending a chip shortage that had been starting to improve the cuts will compound an already short supply of new cars trucks and SUVs which has pushed prices to record levels I'm Ben Thomas
Kamala Harris Distances Herself From Joe Biden's Afghanistan Catastrophe
"Miranda devine on fox news yesterday. A new york post reporter had a pretty interesting analysis. Not only joe biden but of the fabled popular kamala harris the vice president she was. She's been front and center on all things biden. Remember all the press conferences with carmela harris by his side. Where is she now. Unfortunately this has been a debacle afghanistan. Joe biden owns it. He stinks of failure and defeat and she wants to be as far away from that she possibly tan. She's trying to keep her reputation intact. It's it's quite a betrayal of the vice president. I think not to be standing by the president side when he. He's now given to sort of speeches. I guess you'd call them in this since friday. Since this verse a problem started to rear its head. And it's i guess require remarkable that she has decided not to show solidarity with the president. And chose you where the white house is ash. She i suppose is thinking that you will be stepping into the president shoes. But i think it's really quite strange that she's forging ahead with this trip to southeast asia. Which i think is really a mistake. She's forging ahead. yeah she's going to vietnam. Where do we send the vp. Let's senator vietnam. Why don't we send her to antarctica. Maybe we could just put her in an outpost at the north pole gutters far away from this messes possible holy cow. What a mess worried right now. This is a true crisis.
"southeast asia" Discussed on Cyber Security Weekly Podcast
"Yeah from the enterprise. Singapore is by far the most mature I think enemies talent in my opinion are quite close In the bigger companies. I think once you kind of go down. From the the bigger companies it starts to deteriorate a bit but the bigger companies in the tech companies because they're utilizing the cloud. They're more forward. I think on the security front. They are spending in there also taking it quite seriously. We'll see a lot of conceited like surf interested in solving security problems but The you have other troubles there like procurement quite different a lot of cases. You're doing business. In a local currency language. Some companies contracts english things like that so there is hurdles that don't don't get me wrong but ultimately i think the markets are worthwhile entering now. If you're coming to australia there may be other markets. You want to enter in. I in in these two hundred sixty nine people so much bigger than us. Australian closest biggest. The us right. So i think it's It's quite a big market and it's growing fast. I think that is something that's important. Get earlier rather than later. I think yeah. I think you're spot on. I think we under the is tonight. The sophistication up there as well. You know again. The mommy southern talking about thailand. Bangkok is a lot of head offices in bangkok for global companies. Anyway uplift everyone around them now. We had promised to do They miss configured cloudy infrastructure. We might get back on the topic. Sorry businesses always interested me What is it the common issues that you do find. Where do you think companies struggled from. Is it the I've ally of regulations and compliance as because as you said this full hundred so the rules there that that's a challenge for any company or is it just the speed of transformation that they nanda to cloud weighty think Some of the case configurations are some of the sort of areas that company should be focusing focusing on along so the transformation. Yeah i think You know no different than the traditional environments like patching israeli one of the major problems. Like when you're running Network and keeping holly assistance update. You know like the concepts. Writers have taken care of a large portion of that. But in doing that..
"southeast asia" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Coming up later we need to exert more pressure in unified pressure on beijing to come clean and tell us what happened because again. This is not a political issue is about public health. And it's about a powder new wave or we don't get to the bottom of this. It could very easily happen again. Stay with this fa-. Mary kissel senior adviser to the secretary of state. Mike pompeo on the wuhan lab theory. But i the cova crosses in southeast asia. Well it was not long ago. When india was the center of the covered pandemic now the virus is ravaging south east asia and it's indonesia that represents the world's highest count of new infections. Hospitals arriver stretched patients. Struggling to access ventilators cemeteries a full more than a thousand people dying each day even vaccinated doctors dying. So how did. The outbreak spiral out of control across our northern neighbor professor. Michelle ford is director of the sydney southeast asia center at the university of sydney and she's co author of labor and politics in indonesia. Michelle welcome to radio..
Afterpay & Square Say Buy-Now-Pay-Later for EVERYTHING
"This week's episode. We'll talk about the buy now. Pay later craze especially the square after pay deal will revisit. Some surprising advertising spend numbers released from fang talk a bit about canadian startup. Who has an interesting take on consumer health tech unless they try to get more context on how. Amd fits into the narrative of vehicle chip shortages here in canada. So regarding this. On the morning of tuesday august third joel. What have you been paying attention to markets last week while bad news at a china continues to kinda hit markets. They called the video game. Is i can't remember what the exact quote is but effectively. It's cancer for your brain. So they decided that they're going to regulate video game makers for those under the age of eighteen which obviously hertz one of my favorite positions ten cent they are. I mean they are the synonymous with metaverse in video games themselves. They have experts of epic which fortnight they own a ton of the video game ecosystem in the in southeast asia and the stock got smashed little seven percent or eight percent today back down to its low from last week. I do think long term that when you allow for a massive conglomerate like ten cents to have better clarity around regulation and then you create rules and then allow them to continue to operate within those rules that is insanely bullish for the incumbent because it now makes it that much harder for businesses to enter the space and participate because when you massive regulatory hurdles to get into the business will the economics are now more expensive so now in order to compete with the big boys it's that much harder and it just cements them even further
Remembering Climate Change, a Message From the Year 2071
"Twenty two thousand. As we're a crux in human history they began with the first pandemic a slap to the face of everyone as they had to acknowledge that they were a single civilization on a single biosphere utterly dependent on science to keep them alive. Civilization is a fragile thing and although people started the twenties hoping to ignore that profound truth even after the first pandemic the great heat waves of twenty twenty three torched any such hope humans cannot survive combinations of high heat and high humidity that rise above an index temperature called wet bulb thirty five and that year the wet bulb thirty six events in india in southeast asia and in the american midwest killed so many more people than the first pandemic that it was made clear to everyone things simply had to change the arrival of the second pandemic put an exclamation mark on all that the question that desperate point was could things change could humanity stop it's destructive ways and restore balance to its relationship to its biosphere crucially. Could it lower the global average temperature of the earth in time to avoid killing millions more people more animals and indeed entire species looking back from our perspective sixty years later this of course looks possible because they did but it was by no means a sure thing you have to imagine what it felt like at the time when panic filled the air and no one could be sure. Success was even physically possible many declared that humanity was doomed. This is why that decade gets called the turbulent twenties or the terrifying twenties only much later did some historians began to call it the terrific twenties or even the roaring twenties although that's a historians joke and as usual a bad one it was not at all like the roaring twenties of a century before it was much stranger than that in these critical years lessons learned in the first pandemic put to use. The scientific community had rallied to meet that crisis in an unprecedented way. Unleashing a burst of cooperation and creativity never seen before and now they did it again.
Ali Wong on Being a Private School Asian
"I grew up going to private school to him. And i are both total like private school. Asians we both are big hippies to we like to backpack through southeast asia. We like to do yoga. We do iowa oscar ceremonies. We do seven meditation retreats. That's right we pay eight hundred dollars to shut up for a weekend. We do shit like that. We eat gluten free which means we eat all that bread that tastes like free range to baca. We eat that lesbian bread. That's like a thousand percent of your daily fiber and twenty percents spoken word poetry. When you eat it you que- shitty poem about supporting caitlyn jenner. Or whatever and so. It's funny right because he's asian to but sometimes all of this hippy. Dippy shit we do makes me feel like we are white. People doing an impression of asian people like we have these chinese scrolls up on the wall and neither of us know what the fuck they mean like that seems to go very well with our buddha piggy bank from pier. One imports needs to be providing some good food way for the house.
All About the Thylacine
"The thylacine one only two marsupials known to have a pouch for both sexes. The other species which is still with us is the water possum. From central and south america the pouch of the mail file seen served as a protective sheath for their genitals making them sort of internal external genitals roughly two thousand years ago the pouched predator behind to disappear from papua new guinea and australia perhaps due to competition from the dingo the dingo is considered to be the first introduced species sienna though. No one's quite sure who introduce them. Among the front runners are indian mariners. Who may have traveled to australia. The seafaring lupita people who spread eastward into the pacific from east asia or traders from t- more and taiwan who sailed through southeast asia. The dingo began out competing. The thylacine centuries before european settlement at which point there were around five thousand of them left. Things got markedly worse for the tigers. In tasmania after sheep were introduced in eighteen twenty four. The european settlers took a dim view to native animals eating the livestock. They'd introduced into the predators environment within a few years cash. Bounties were offered to encourage people to hunt them despite contemporary evidence that stray dogs and poor ranch management were killing most of the sheep. Nope gotta be these animals. We didn't ask for to the bounty hunting. The combo punch of extensive habitat destruction and invasive diseases like mange and the population diminished rapidly. The last living thylacine was captured in the wild in nineteen thirty three before being taken to the bowmer assu also known as the hobart zoo the remains of which you can skulk through today if you're into urban exploring and don't mind the risk of being arrested for trespassing
"southeast asia" Discussed on 710 WOR
"You? Well, George, I was doing habitat for humanity in Southeast Asia in China and India. For over a decade and just the pollution. There was just too me just unacceptable and I grew up in L A too back in the sixties when I was really bad, but This was just unimaginable and I saw the normal people just walking around breathing this I did a little research. Find out 5000 people a day in China, her dying from it. Air pollution, direct cause of air pollution and even more in the India and that's not even counting the amount of healthcare costs. So I knew there had to be a solution and I focus on just getting people to be able to breathe fresh air anywhere and it's a small unit, but it's very powerful. You attach it to any basket wanted to give you that clean air flow. Doesn't it really does on DH, you know, challenging pushing air without a compressor. I couldn't find a fan off the shelf, so I had to kind of build my own fan. And I went to an aeronautical engineer, China Beijing He taught me how to pitch the blades. He talked me out of that ball bearings to the fan and get it to the speed. Where It's really comfortable, ineffective if you kept it on continuously. How long does the battery last? If you kept it on low, you could get up to 12 hours on medium You know, good 8 to 10 hours and they're on high. Maybe six or seven hours. Well, I know one thing Michael, wearing masks without any type of air compression to breathe. It's pretty stilted air, But when you put the easy flow in there, you can feel that clean air well made. You know where you could just breathe normally in a mask, and when you're wearing a mask, you have a lot of side effects. There's Headaches and nausea and exhaustion. Anxiety, you know, reduces your blood, our oxygen level, so there's a lot of symptoms. Easy flow will solve. Just letting you breathe normally with a mask on and having the luxury of the protection they provide. Thank you, Michael. And how do you get the easy flow? Well, you can save $10 with promo code George. By order in yours and easy flow. Use a dot com That's easy flow. Yusa dot com If.
"southeast asia" Discussed on Startup Snapshot
"So check dummy about derives portfolio companies. Who are these guys? You mentioned Copenhagen. I think But who else is there so Yeah copying on was the the only one that they publicly announced actually This is standing on. I remember getting a payoff But the other the other companies they've they've invested in four other companies in Southeast Asia apart from copycat those are Zingo which is where we orig- originally found the story really no higher close were made. Actually we don't know so So that's where we come in. That's personally no comes in skin. Care ECOMMERCE company here. In Singapore coot yours beam mobility which is micro mobility startup based in Singapore? They have they run shed scooter schemes in Australia and New Zealand Malaysia. Taiwan and then Sufa which is an Indonesian social commerce network that tons people in in more rural areas of Indonesia into kind of ECOMMERCE agent so they can group buy goods and then deliver them to customers locally so it does kind of look like there's no real target profile for the kind of companies that arrive invests in again. It's I think it's the same. As the North American Investment Strategy which is stops and business ideas that are looking to that millennial group of potential customers who have some disposable income. I think that's the best investment heard. Warren Buffett. Say That just the other day and I just neatly felt that you know just invest in things that you generally again is focused on like lifestyle rather than They haven't made any Fintech or any other investments outside of that continent livestock. It's so far. That's not to say they won't. I think they're pretty open to many different opportunities but it tends to be this e commerce retail related stuff. Okay now it seems like they've only really invested in the singapore-based and indonesia-based companies Do they have any plans for the rest of south-east Asia they a deafening looking wider. Than than just those two countries should say the some of that the the starts up several ready invested in our cross border businesses. Really like him. Beam as I mentioned yours is sending their skin care products. Two kinds places But they they have been focused on Indonesia. Singapore they are looking at countries like Philippines Vietnam while because those two countries slightly behind the curve perhaps bought catching up with Singapore Indonesia in times of Indonesia in particular in terms of having those customers with spatial income. Who WANT TO Buy Nice things and right. So they started with the more kind of mature countries but are planning to the emerging markets within the Southeast Asian region. And you see that with With most international investors who come to Southeast Asia. They tend to be the focusing on. This is a general quite big generalization. But I think it holds true. They tend to be focusing on Indonesia which is by far the biggest market and has a fairly relatively mature kind of tech ecosystem or they're focused on Singapore which is the most developed market in the region. Despite the fact that it's very small but what will sit like what arrive have said they're doing and I think we'll see this with other. International investors is much more focused on Vietnam and the Philippines on markets like Malaysia. As well which I think have been considered a bit smaller you. We're going to see much more much more drive much more cops going into those those markets will they be the first foreign or US investor in those markets some others a ready in those markets for sure and again. I think because arrive is. This is a smaller fund and not looking to lead leads. Massive investments bought participant kind of tag on to investments made by Bak- companies. That's how you see them. Enter detention with investors that already active in those places quite a few of arrives. Investments have been done in rounds where firms like sequoia among the lead investigator the big name investors. So I think you'll you'll continue to see that. Probably though like tackle into to the bigger investors participate in some of those rounds in those countries. Right so I guess. The question is whether arrive is here for the long haul. They say that definitely for the long term they've picked Southeast Asia to be that second market as it were after North America so that I think that says something about their intentions prior to to making their first investments in Southeast Asia. They'd made quite a few in in North America some of the while nine startups they back. There include a Robin Hood which is Fintech APP few other well known startups. They've backed over there. Sweet Green which is like a crapping goes salad chain. After after making those investments they've picked this region to be the next focal point and I think you see them Again making investments in very similar kind of businesses. Obviously the demographics and economics of this region are different. But you'll see them look at similar business ideas and Yeah I definitely think that half of the longtime they see as a really compelling opportunity now arrive being quite a unique fund in this region Do you think them coming. Here will have any impact or kind of ripple effects on the regions investment landscape. Yeah I in a way already has because since we've we've run. These stories definitely had people asking about how to get in touch with arrive. And I think that there is that expectation right because it's a it's linked to ROC nation it's linked to Jay Z. and that's exciting for the regional ecosystem to have these big name celebrities like getting involved in our tech ecosystem here in South East Asia. Okay so it will kind of also put a spotlight on Southeast Asia as an innovation hotbed so to speak more than that. I think that yeah you. You're going to see more. Us visa getting involved with celebrities in particular again. We've seen some more celebrity linked funds investing in South East Asia the copy cannon round that arrive participated in another of the firms that joined with Serena ventures which is Serena Williams specie a and it's this kind of carries a trend we've seen in the US. I've the posture years where celebrities movie stars Music Stars. Sports people have been getting involved in the V. C. System and. I'm sure we're going to see more of it. In Southeast Asia as well right so do you think arrived. Arrival will have any significant impact on the startup ecosystem in this region at large or are they just another. Vc Look at among the vast amount of VC's we already have they are they are another VC. Among the vast number of that we have that that's true of them. I guess but the differentiating factor with them and probably some of those other entertainment celebrity linked investors is this united the fact that they have this background in promotion marketing. That's going to be really helpful for certain types of startups depending on what vertical therein. So yeah I think that's an interesting proposition that they're bringing to this this marketplace startups arrays always need to think about which investors they work with. And it's the same question with with arrive. And Jay Z right. I guess another question. Some people might have. Is that with the recent spotlight on Softbank's for lack of a better phrase investment woes because of the hall where you work ordeal less year and Ohio in India laying off a chunk of its staff. How arrive kind of learning from its fellow? Investors losses arrive the say that sustainability is very important to them in their in their investments. And as we said before it's a long term play for sure now you will generally find the every investors something similar but I think you can. We can see with what happened with the Softbank's Vision Fund is United. These guys who had so much money and a lot of the that was a lot riding on that was a lot of like governments involved in the fund and stuff so is a very different wild. I think too what a smaller font like arrive is getting involved right so as long as they're making sustainable moves. I guess we'll be hearing a lot more from them soon. Definitely yeah well. Thanks for joining me thanks. It's good fun for more stories like this one. Visit Tech in Dot Asia Slash sub. And you'll get access to all the latest in depth news on the Asian Tech and startups. Seeing either that or just subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening from if you like this episode of deep dive or if you miss our raw interview format let me know podcast at technician dot com. I'd love to hear from you but that's all the time we have for today. Special thanks for joining me this week till next time. My Name's net see you in a couple of weeks..
"southeast asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"I'm Molly Reynolds a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution as the House returns from his annual July fourth recess news reports North's have highlighted potential divisions within the House Democratic Caucus some of these like objections to a supplemental border funding bill from a different stages both moderates and progressives involve policy others involves speaker. Nancy Pelosi's is leadership style. What if anything should we make of all this from the perspective of votes actually cast on the floor of the House Democrats remained very unified the votes taken the House since the start of the Congress a ninety four percent? None of them have at least ninety percent of Democrats voted in the same way. Only twenty five votes have seen fewer than ninety percent of Democrats vote in the same way and of these several have been on a particular kind of procedural vote on which moderate members often break with the party purposefully in order to claim independence from party leaders high levels of Party unity voting. Don't necessarily mean that there aren't differences within the Party of course party leaders might for example decide not to bring a bill to the floor because of intra-party intra-party disagreement result. We never see a recorded vote that would tell us how big that disagreement was indeed. We saw this back in June when Democratic leaders elected not to bring the spending bill providing funds for Congress's own operations to the floor in in part because of differences within the party over whether it should include a pay raise for members in another example a vote on the increase in the federal minimum wage now scheduled for a vote in the coming weeks has been delayed by the need for leaders to engage careful coalition building hoping to bring some more moderate members onboard but on most things that do come to the floor Democrats remain united behind common positions speaks sent that there are differences within the party their effect on caucus deliberations about strategy Anji is likely exacerbated by the fact that for many Democrats this is their first experience serving in a congressional majority roughly a quarter of the caucus or in the first term and another third have been around longer but have never served while Democrats have the majority in the chamber being the majority is a different experience than serving in the minority with different expectations about what your party needs still deliver to maintain its majority status in addition. It's much easier to ignore paper over differences that do exist for near principal objective is to simply blocked with the majority is doing which is often the objective of congressional minority party disagreements within the Democratic Caucus are not the most important dynamic for understanding the contemporary house polarization as what differences within the parties can have made it difficult for majorities to rack up all the accomplishments they set out to they pale in comparison to the differences between the parties indeed one of the reasons that Speaker Pelosi needs to minimize defections among on her own party on issues on which Democrats may disagree because it is difficult to attract Republicans to vote for the Legislation Democrats favor take for example the annual defense policy bill the House is considering this week and the recent pass this legislation nations been bipartisan since two thousand two..
"southeast asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"This is something we need to start start to think about now and of course the U._S.. Government has a very specific view on climate which doesn't really support the kinds of attention and policy that we need to be pursuing in that region U._S.. Leadership Up is very attentive to obviously issues associated with climate. Were very attentive to it here brookings but I'm concerned that the U._S. government is not attentive to climate change as it should be in this regard. We should be doing all that we can to provide support to the young democracies in the region democracy is just hard on its best day and the more that we can be helpful to the emerging democracies or those that exist in sustaining themselves in the context of remaining remaining true to the rule of law and commitments to human rights into free speech a free and independent press. This is an area where the United States can both set the example and provide assistance as well and of course cyber it continues to be a challenge whether cyber problems emanate from a particular state in East Asia or from non-state Actors Cyber Security and the cyber environment is one that will need to spend a lot of attention to as time goes on in Southeast Asia the challenge between the United States and China economically is probably going to force a number of not insignificant economic entities business entities to begin to move their supply chains out of China and as we see some of those is begin to migrate into Southeast Asia Cyber Vulnerability will increase dramatically and I think we need to be ready to help our partners in South East Asia to adapt to that and then of course from experience in the Middle East. I worry about the growth of the so-called call Islamic state we have seen that the Islamic state has declared that there are provinces of the Caliphate still in existence in Southeast Asia and there will be needs by our partners in South East Asia for our support court as they continue to deal with these jihadist Islamic movements in those countries and this is an area where the immediate security of some of these states may be at risk and this is an area. We should be paying special attention to so Southeast Asia Asia remains. I think an extraordinarily important place to the United States we should be paying very close attention to its potential. I think has never been greater than it is now with the emergence of democracy and so many of these countries with the potential for economic progress aggress sadly potentially as a result of the challenges between the United States and China but this is an area where the United States can be enormously helpful to our South East Asia partners. I am confident that this is a good time in South East Asia for U._S.. Leadership ship American leadership and for continued and deepened cooperation across the board well thanks John. I wholly agree with you on the climate topic. It's really been a pleasure discussing these important foreign policy questions with you today based on our. Recent trip to the region and I hope we can do it again soon. It'll be my pleasure. Thank you very much and now here's what's happening in Congress Senior Fellow Volley Reynolds..
"southeast asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Moving into an era of a clash of civilizations and we've even had some administration officials suggest that there are racial overtones to this apparent American policy of confrontation. With a Chinese had little experience with conflict and that experience tells me that if you treat someone as an enemy long enough they will become your enemy. We need to be very careful about this. This is not a new Cold War. We could make it one if we choose to do the Cold War with the Soviet Union was based upon a political environment where we were diametrically opposed to the Soviet system and the thermo nuclear arsenals which backed up our differences created for us an existential problem. We can make a Cold War with Chinese if we choose to but this is not inherently a requirement is not inherently a self fulfilling prophecy unless we choose to make this relationship with China a Cold War. We have deep economic ties or two peoples. The American people and the Chinese have deep relationships which are generally I think very positive we do have some great differences in trade and I applaud this administration's efforts to try to resolve those and in resolving those issues by this administration it resolves a more broadly for the global economy but we have to be able to separate those legitimate issues that require a strong and continuous bilateral conversation between the United States and China separate those from what would seem to be the desire by some to create a confrontational relationship with the Chinese and I will simply tell you this could spin out of control if we're not careful the United States should not shrink from defending itself and defending the interests of our allies we have enormous military power should the United States choose to employ it but this should not be the arena where we are constantly the resorting to bombast and potential threats. This is an area where a conversation with a Chinese constructively over our differences can move us forward together in the interests of both countries and the interests of all of our partners as well well. Let's carry forward with this theme somewhat before arriving in Singapore you participated in a Brookings Conference in Taipei that discuss possible pathways to great power war in East Asia and how to avoid them the conference address such hotspots as cross-strait relations security on the Korean Peninsula and managing rivalry and maritime domains particularly in the East and South China seas which of these potential flashpoints concern you the most and do you believe current U._S.. Policy is on the right track to addressing them will again. Come back to what I just said a moment ago. It's not entirely clear to me that the policy framework gives us the basis or the context or the depth to be able to manage these issues the United States as clear one China policy. We have reassured that in virtually every administration and however in this administration we seem ambiguous on the one China policy. I hope we are capable of restating that policy with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This is an issue that every administration has faced now for the last several I applaud the trump administration for attempting to deal with this but the truth of course is at ninety percent of what North Korea <hes> ultimately receives in terms of external support comes through China China needs to be a partner for us in this and the more we alienate China the less we can expect from China in the kind of partnership that's necessary to resolve this issue and North Korea with a true intercontinental ballistic missile and weaponized nuclear devices. Some number remains to be determined but it's not an insignificant Arsenal..
"southeast asia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Influential conversations from Bloomberg television here's Sherrie Iran cloak has investors including sequoia capital China Goldman Sachs and self buying vision fund it says it aims to attract more users in the U. S. and Europe while maintaining growth momentum in Asia joining us now cloak co founder and CEO Eric Knox box of course we continue to see the biggest headlines these days around the world being tree tensions whether it's U. S. and China or Japan and South Korea has this I have had an impact on your business at all whether it comes on any change in tourism behavior especially in Hong Kong with a mass protests going on there all we have seen some impact on from the long haul travel the good thing for a travel company for having a global network is we actually see travelers shifting their behavior by purchasing booking pattern so for example China we actually seeing them going to Southeast Asia also she Thailand on the log more and with a career in Japan so if actually Vietnam is becoming more and more popular so the good thing is we sing them moving towards hi fi Southeast Asia region awful home home photos good thing is we actually haven't seen much of an impact I think it's been well received in in in Southeast Asia and broadly where we're seeing travelers are still coming here more interviews like this one on Bloomberg television streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile app or check your local cable listings breaking.
"southeast asia" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Well, fed well clothed and for very poor family in a rural part of a developing nation. The seems like an opportunity that they are willing to take part in. Here's Matthew Maury. He's head of the group tear Australia, which is part of a coalition called rethink orphanages. It's focused on preventing kids from being put into orphanages unnecessarily in southeast Asia. What we're seeing is traffickers will go into communities poor communities, and tow parents poor families that they have an opportunity for their children to get a better education. Than to get better healthcare and to get three meals a day, and to be well-treated, if they moved them to these residential care these homes, he's orphanages sometimes the people who go in and do this who are traffickers are actually paying incentives, and sometimes poor families actually are paying them for the benefit of their kids getting these opportunities, but what they're being told. And what they're being sold is not the reality. These children are being sent to institutions where they're effectively being used to generate profits from the tourists who are looking to have an experience and they're looking to at the end of the day. Feel good about how they've used their holiday and feel good about themselves and feel like they've contributed to a better world is the implication here that the orphanages themselves are complicit in this that they know that there's traffickers bringing orphans so it'll be interesting to volunteers who's the villain in this is that the orphanages too. I mean, I think it's fair to ask whether we're all villains in this. And it's impossible to kind of. Characterize every orphanage around the world and Matthew Maury. In fact, goes to pains to say that some children indeed do need to be an institutionalized care for any number of reasons. And so this isn't to say that every child and every institution across the globe should be there. In fact, there's many who should I assume, but we can't ignore that many well-intentioned people any of us who have traveled and who want to work with children need to just be aware of the unintended consequences of those kinds of actions, and it's not necessarily to blame tourists themselves. I I believe that many of them think that they are doing good. But if you step back and look at this, it is, unfortunately, an industry, and now whether particular orphanages are aware that traffickers are involved in bringing kids to their orphanages. You know, again, it's a case by case basis, and I think it's hard to paint with a broad brush. But I think it's something that's increasingly on the public radar and is a cause for concern. But there are cases around the world where say, you know, a young team gets pregnant, and they're not able to keep their child or it's frowned upon their society and people do still put children up for adoption, and in some countries that means orphanages. Yes. Certainly there are occasions when it's appropriate to institutionalize a child or to bring him or her to an orphanage when a parent is unable to care for it or has died that doesn't mean that we can turn a blind eye to the fact that this is a real problem in has impacting children and their families through trafficking. And another thing to note is the fact that a well run institution would never allow short-term volunteers to work with its children. We would certainly never allow that in this country to allow people from other countries who are visiting the US to just pop door institutions to play or visit with vulnerable children. And so I think it's a sign, and if we're looking to kind of vet, which orgnisations are responsible, and which ones aren't. It's worth seeing what their policies are if they're allowing short-term volunteers into their institutions that might be inappropriate red flag to consider finally Amy are group's like rethink or finishes making progress in getting a spotlight focused on the link between orphanage volunteering and child trafficking. Yeah. Rethink orphanages is a coalition of organizations in Australia who have pushed legislators in Australia successfully to pass a legislation late last year that makes Australia the first country in the world to recognize orphanage trafficking as a form of modern day slavery. And so they will be instituting a number of measures and mostly awareness raising campaigns across universities, which send many many orphan volunteers to places around the world. And this is seen as a real win. And it's one that rethink orphanages and other kind of anti orphanage advocates are hoping will spread. Across the world to simply raise awareness about this issue and make us become more informed. Volunteers Aimee Castillo is the host of tiny spark a podcast of the nonprofit quarterly. It.
"southeast asia" Discussed on Hannibal Buress: Handsome Rambler
"How you wanted to you know, what I mean, you have it for whether that time or for the future, and you get more out of it than on. Did some real silly and fun? You get. Yeah. Whether they cut it out on that, you still you still have it. So filming it for yourself because you know, some of those radio of us you never hear them or they don't put him up online sometimes. And so I don't even know what I say on them having time because it's six in the morning. I'm just like trying to put thoughts together and just ramble out something like regret that. I'm glad nobody has that recorded this guy. Brought it a children's book wants to. He children's book and started a new book, and he started reading. Australia reading the book during this interview. And just started going through our superjet latte. And then I said, I got this new book founded found outside started reading through the book. And then I was committed to the. The go-to commercial right now was it were you there for the festival where they're just doing your own shows. I did my own shows that are running shows. Yeah. December twenty sixteen the people come out to them. Yeah. Good fouling out there like us. Royal crossing right, man. They respect the flight. Yeah. I think that's a voters. They like to be good too. But you bring good, plus traveling all that way means a lot. But they have like the audience is like are on I've just done the festivals there. But they're like now, we're we're here to have fun. People are fun people in most people witty that you talked to. Person. I it seemed like the average person. They're like well their disposition. That's Ireland was I I did that festival in Ireland. Like, why do you have a comedy festival everybody? Here's already funny. You don't even even a border guy was fucking with me because I can't I have trouble going into Canada. And so I like I've got to be very proper going through stuff and the guys like who you gotta work permit. Look, I don't I'm just festival. No work permit. Ketogenic? I'm sorry. I can bring up Email like fucking with you. I'm like you're like we're in a uniform. You're not supposed to be like the guys like fucking with you get in here, buddy. I'm like all right this place. All right. Southeast Asia shows, right? Yeah. Did. Did. Well, I did South Korea hoping that counts as southeast Asia by did. Well, no, I did a hell was I not Malaysia Malaysia did. And then like. Yeah. We've been there. I haven't been it's. I don't know place. Oh, you did. I was like three days, and those was problem when you get to go places touring. But then you gotta just travel every day. It's like, I'm not even seeing that much. I got the great wall of China on my way to the airport when I was leaving. So well, cool that's a wall. And then we gotta go to the airports. Oh, I got to go to these cool place. But I get to see that much. So it kind of bummed. I did see that temple where the monkeys just steal your wallet and stuff. So that's pretty fun. Just loose monkeys. They have and they just take shit out of your hand. If you're holding somebody's run up, and this is pretty fun. Like that was unique experience bring them back to their masters, and I don't know how the muggy hierarchy works. Just take stuff because I could take it. And then they just run off. No, it's not like they're trained to steal for humans. That's shitty animals that just sit on the steps of they're just mean, and they sit on the steps of this temple and just steal your shit because they can because they're monkeys everybody scared of him. And I'm like monkeys are small outfight one of these. But then you look at the numbers of them. Oh, okay. All right. I'm not gonna met. This one's over here. Just bayton people then the forty of tracks. Temple. That's inside of a cave. I like going places where you realize like you're so used to the American standards and safety standards, and you go to oh, this is real dangerous..
"southeast asia" Discussed on Zero To Travel Podcast
"Gone anywhere in the world. Right. You had a backpack. You knew we're going to go somewhere. Why did you choose out these Asia? I think it's. I think it's kind of a good place to stop. So. For new backpackers? It's kind of easy to ease your way in hostels, a sociable, and it's kind of not as had to go to South America had that might might be a little bit more dangerous. I'll have my wits about me more that. And I think south southeast Asia was just in terms of safety on easy my way in a good place to start. So I think I went with that. It sounds like you said you did have the idea for the magazine before we left, but why were you driven in that way? Why aren't you just like, hey, I'm just going to go around? And how did you even know you're gonna like it enough to wanna start a magazine? You know what? I mean. I had the idea whilst I was travelling. Okay. Okay. Got the magazine that. Yeah. I think I had the idea before I went away that I wanted to do something. I wanted to kind of have an adventurous life and make my travels into something more knew I didn't want to go back to Seoul, the conventional life in just the thing. I was looking for because there's some. Around that intention of I think, it can be a tough decision in in sort of real time, if you're traveling and you're thinking about okay, my trips coming to an end, you have your plane ticket back home or whatever. And you're thinking. Okay. Well, I guess it's time to go back, but you kind of like, well, I don't really have to. And maybe I could keep this thing going that could be a struggle. I know for for some people, particularly like logistically for just money how you're gonna keep earning money. So you can travel, but also I think just from what am I going to do with my life type standpoint, you know, but rather than having a specific goal. I mean, I like the thought of just saying, hey, my goal is to have an adventurous life. Like that's the goal. Right. That can be the goal. So that's kind of makes the decision a lot easier to make right? Yeah. I think he don't need to know what it is. Because you don't know what's going to happen yet. You don't know who you're gonna meet you don't know why you're gonna love. So if you leave home with the idea that. I'm going to do this. Then the the environment might not be right for it. And you need to just be open to opportunities that happen along the way. And I think I think I remember at the beginning of the show about how am I going to make this last what am I gonna do my going to teach English, and I'm going to go here. And it's like if I wouldn't have just let the unfold than I would have never ended up doing what I'm doing today. So if someone's interested in kind of making travel that lifestyle, you know, take a few moments, sit back breath, everything in see we'll see we'll we'll opportunities available. How did you learn to embrace that faith the having that faith? I'm not talking about religious faith. But having that faith that things will work out. You know, things are going to be okay. If I just keep myself open to these opportunities was that ever struggle for you. I think so travel kind of teaches you that. I think at the beginning. Like, no, I wasn't really I didn't have faith. There was definitely some panic. There about how am I gonna I gonna do this. But yeah, kind of. You know, when you are travel, and it's almost like you spoke about religious faith, and I'm not going to get into any of that. But they're all, you know, interested currencies you meet people that are like, oh, that's fancy meeting them. And there's lots of things slots in it. So of lead you on on a path whatever that might be. But. Maybe. Let's chances along the way you think life. I never would have met that pus in the he told me about this. I never would have looked into this. And if you look all the connections, you can start getting all spooked out. So yeah. But, but yeah, you keep keep keep an open mind. I think try to always, you know, there's always them into full back on whilst you know, if I hadn't about the idea for the magazine, I was looking into teaching English at the time. So give me more time to think about what I wanted to do. And there's always an opportunity somewhere. If you keep keep looking for them. Yeah. And like you said if it's if you're experiencing that
"southeast asia" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"The to brings I just need some some well oil that bring some barter items. You know, there's a helps to have a little bit of cash, but it's not was that one of multiple reporting trips you took there. So it was but I did those. And then I knew you know, I knew with what I had and was sort of what I was capable of that I could produce a book. Yeah. And did you write like an article form version of it or no? So it has all been totally backwards. So I sold the book the book very shortly thereafter, an editor had been an editor at the new Republic had been known that. I was in southeast Asia. They had asked me to look into these things called click farms, which are entities that fake social media on an industrial scale yet. And so they basically what this one was was, you know, a dozen to twenty people in a room depending on the day, basically, just using automated. Computer programs to. Facebook likes by the thousands or Instagram likes or tweets or make something trend on Twitter. And the when the editor had asked me to do this. You've been like, well, you know, he could see that. I could write you know, he had seen the other long-term Pisa's eighteen times pieces. I produce the words the question was whether or not I could get into these places. So he was just like, well, you know, other magazines are also working on this. But if you could get yourself in I'd be really interested. And so I did I was I believe the first person to manage to sort of finagle my way into one, and then that piece turned into a cover story. And I don't know maybe six thousand five thousand words, and was quite strong, and from there, I had a bunch of editors write me and from there. I started writing for wired nuns journal, and at this point it's all happens for backwards because I started with a book. And now, I'm doing daily reported for the New Yorker like it, it's you know, I started with the longest forum. And now I. Do think of myself as a journalist, and I do want to do that. And now, you know, when I do stuff for like, the New Yorker or something, you know, I'm on a twenty four hour cycle. I'm trying to break news. I do break news, and it's been fun to sort of move in from a an opposite angle. And you've been doing that. While you've been working on the book just like split. Yeah. Time whatever works. What what has been the piece that you've been the most excited about doing? I mean for me the to is I'm the most excited to talk about are those North Korean pieces, but that's probably unsurprising. Those those are good ones. I had a lot of fun doing this. What? Okay. So you wrote about the assassination of Kim Jong nam the eldest son of Kim Jong Il who was assassinated in a Malaysian airport. And you also wrote about auto warm beer who is the American hostage who basically died in North Korean custody like those stories. Both of those in particular. I would say that Kim Jong nam story. There's the kind of story is when the happen. I just like here a clock starting to tick of like, the American magazine industry like Biblo jumping on flights people or firing up Skype and going for it that isn't like something. That's not like your beat. You're not like a guy who's like previously tried to like catch news cycles in that way. How did how did you end up with that story? You know? So I came in really side. So the first one was the Kim Jong-Nam story, and I came into it very sideways. So the one of the women who is involved in the assassination was an Indonesian woman. And as I sort of followed in a very ten tunnel way. The progress of the case at first it seemed just absolutely incredible. That this woman was claiming that she was tricked into murdering the brother of Kim Jong UN. Yeah..
"southeast asia" Discussed on Reveal
"From the center for investigative reporting. Impe are ex this is reveal amount. Let's. August fourth nineteen sixty four panicked. Telegrams started pouring into the Pentagon, one of the people reading them was Daniel Ellsberg focus of our show today is a guy who leaked the Pentagon papers classified documents. That revealed how the government lied to the American people in congress about the Vietnam war. Back in nineteen sixty four Ellsberg hadn't done that yet. He was a war analysts at the Pentagon. It was actually his first day on the job. In those telegram. Messages were coming from a navy captain off the coast of Vietnam in the Tonkin Gulf. The captain said North Vietnamese P T boats super fast arm with pitas were firing at him. That's what else. Berg told reveals Michael Corey and our former executive director, Robert Rosenthal one torpedo four torpedoes. We're taking action ten torpedoes essentially twenty two torpedoes and then after an hour and a half. A message comes through saying in effect. Hold everything in overeager sonar man has been mistaking the beat of our ships propeller against our wage as we take a of action and torpedo reports. So all of this might have been nothing. There might not have been any torpedoes. But you wouldn't know it from what happened next reveals Michael Corey picks up the story not night. President Lyndon Johnson went on TV to tell the nation that he had ordered airstrikes and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara briefed reporters in a midnight press conference earlier tonight, the president told the nation the United States would take appropriate action to. Respond to the unprovoked attacks on US naval vessels by torpedo boats of North Vietnam. I can tell you that some of that action has already taken place US. Naval aircraft have already conducted air strikes against the north beaten AMIS basis from which these PT boats have operated by the time McNamara. Made that statement he already had good reasons to question what had happened it took him decades. But he would eventually acknowledge the whole attack had never happened in the first place, but on this night, if he had any doubts he wasn't showing them. Furthermore, United States has taken the precaution of moving substantial military reinforcements to southeast Asia from our Pacific basis. We are also sending reinforcements to the western Pacific from basis in the United States. That means they're being put into the. Tom does not. Secretary means that we are reinforcing our forces. There was such forces as we think may be required. And we have placed on on alert for movement such forces as might be necessary repeat that I part about troops. But this right here. This was the tipping point that mired America in Vietnam. I'll be in response to the Tonkin Gulf incident. Congress authorized the president to do whatever was necessary. Order bombing raids send ground troops within a year. There are more than two hundred thousand American troops on the ground. Here's Rosie again. So as you see the sort of political esscalation, and you you're inside the Pentagon, and you're aware this is equivocal best. Yeah. And did you ever think then? I'm trapped your head away. Get the truth out that begin the process because really not at all on that point. What happened next changed Daniel Ellsberg in ways that would make him the person who would leak the Pentagon papers in nineteen sixty five Ellsberg was invited to go to Vietnam. As part of a State Department study just going to Vietnam set some apart from a lot of Pentagon colleagues. But this wasn't some junket. This was Ellsberg the former marine he stayed in Vietnam for two years, and he did some pretty crazy stuff. He drove around on back roads. No one thought were safe. He went out on patrol with combat units. He got shelled got caught in an ambush, and he learned that much of what were commanders were telling Washington was a lie. Pentagon was getting inflated body counts of how many soldiers we killed. And there were glowing reports complete with tables and charts reporting statistics on patrols that never happen. Ellsberg also talked with the Vietnamese people saw their fear and rage, thousands of civilians were dying hundreds of thousands American and South Vietnamese soldiers were burning villages bombing towns, spraying Agent, Orange and stripping the jungle to dust and sticks Ellsberg tasted the war..
"southeast asia" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To. She says Borneo in southeast Asia is a case in point. One of the really important species at everybody wants to conserve our fans. They just fantastic animals Cuneo is made up of three countries Brunei Malaysia, Indonesia, so if you're thinking about what solution that could be on Borneo. Well, then you're thinking about corridors that link areas near the coast and low lying areas to those up the sides of mountains, if endangered species move between countries in order to survive countries are going to have to work together. Properly to connect surviving areas of habitat. Is there enough political well to make conservation corridors work? Jane hill says the message is starting to get through. But slowly. Meanwhile, with time running out for some creatures desperate measures are being considered a lot of debate about whether we should be physically moving species around to new locations where they might survive. So for instance, bears do very well in the North Pole and they've never been in Antarctica. But the conditions might be okay for them there. And you could think about being quite radical in the ways in which we move things around. But people feel very uncomfortable about that. Because it's not natural some colleges say it's already too late to make a real difference with corridors we need to be radical and leave up to fifty percent of the planet free for wildlife. She disagrees the idea that somehow we can separate our selves from nature. I think he's a mistake. Although perhaps arguably.
"southeast asia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"It's twenty to forty three here in London. Let's have a look at the Asian front pages. I'm delighted to say joining me in the studio is Michael Beulah, his lecturer in comparative politics at so as university of London get to see Michael thank you for coming back in right? You've given us lovely collection of stories today. Good bad and gorgeous at the end. But let's start with the sort of rather tough story forty years after China's supported Kamerhe Rouge regime. Vietnamese invading forces Cambodia is now more clearly in Beijing's and Hanoi's orbit. This comes from an article from which from southeast Asia tennis bit more about what's happening here. Coli and Asia Times by David hut who has been observing Asian politics for very long time. And so yesterday exactly for years ago, some hundred thousand Vietnamese soldiers, basically, invaded commodious unquote rate efficiently Rouge regime, now, what is interesting about the article Tokes up by tau. Basically, Kubota has now established a relationship with China over the last forty years, and has in many ways, abandoned, Vietnam wiser, so interesting because of course, China did not support the invasion of Vietnam for years ago. And so basically old allies have become enemies, and old enemies have become new allies article basically Tokes about why this has come about. Also before it examines that the the issues the Cambodian Vietnam have have on the surface had which is actually one of celebration, they had vent. And I'm Kimberly a friendship monument inaugurated this month in can't January. The seventh is is seen as Cambodia day or victory day, the country second birthday, and it's very much an event, which shed was Vietnamese. I think in terms of just economic power China's will more to over to two and so Hussain has basically now decided he will shift his interests towards a China. And basically, what is so interesting is that China's very controversial role in Cody is history to nineteen eight hundred nine hundred ninety s we should remember that basically England together with the United States and China supported to commit Rouge into nineteen eighties after who actually was installed by the Vietnamese. And so therefore quite interesting that now he has cited with people and government stuff before actually tried to get rid of his government. And so I think at the end of today has started clear says it's all about economic interests, San as it is. Fear of influence, given given the pound just economic, but soft power influence, given if you yourself to China than you are under the wing of of a powerful friend. No, absolutely. And so Vietnam is distressed about this apparently because they have their own issues with China in the South China Sea, for instance, in so commodious started to back China in these kind of matters which concerns to be nominees because code. Here's a member of ASEAN, which Vietnamese as well. And whenever Vietnamese site something to do about China's growing influence into South China Sea Komodo books these attempts. And so quite interesting new alliances have emerged let's move onto Nikki and back to the one MD scandal. We we have a new development in the great great in the in the worst sense of the word scandal in financial. Handle in Malaysia. At least ten th time. I probably bring an article about the scandals be the last it's it's just fascinating. And so basically this month the Malaysian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs. And so this article here Tokes about how companies especially banks that are parading in emerging markets are exposed to these kind of corruption risks. And so the article is actually quite candid about tau vary often banks whenever something Kern spat state and blame me don't individuals while actually during times when things are looking okay. Then they're actually having no issue entering deals with all sorts of shady governments in south East Asia. Doesn't pull punches in terms of governance and transparency and indeed issues of corruption. It it quotes Transparency International which ranked Malaysia sixty two out of one hundred eighteen Asians in perceived levels of public sector corruption equal with Cuba and behind Romania. Corruption is certainly systemic endemic in Malaysia the article, basically Tokes about how a Goldman Sachs. Very systematically, basically used loopholes in Malaysia legal framework here to article Tokes about how the Goldman Sachs made about six hundred million US dollars into last couple of years supporting the Malaysian government in one MD money making exercise and there's a couple of articles..
"southeast asia" Discussed on Science for the People
"Are there does anybody poach birds? Oh, God damn it. Disney. Be jabs. That's that's hilarious because right before you called me. I was working on a story about insect. Poaching. So great time in people Magellan's, people, poach, insects, and spiders. I mean, you name it. There is a market for it. Yeah. All like, thousands of species are are poached. It's not just mammals. It's fish, reptiles, birds, insects, etc. The reason I focused on what I did in. This book was really just a question of what are the big poster child species that get the attention? And also, what can I actually get done in the amount of time? I've been wanted to write this book and the amount of resources I have to do it. So I really did want to focus on birds. Actually, there's a thriving songbird trade in southeast Asia on sunbird are valued highly for their their beautiful songs. There's actually songbird singing competitions. And it's just traditional for people in that part of the world to keep a song bird at home. As a result, though. There's just as tremendous amount of trafficking songbirds in poaching on an endangered forests of the feces, and I had originally planned to Jakarta, which has the the region's largest bird markets. But at the last minute that researcher I was going to meet up with couldn't come in. I thought okay. Well, I'll scrap that idea. So there were a lot of sort of twists and turns in the reporting of this book that either worked out or didn't work out, which is book. It's not perfect. It's not exhaustive. But I think it does hit the main points of the trade, even if songbirds aren't specifically mentioned when Rachel this. It is a really great book though, I have to admit it his incredibly depressing. But I did I did learn a lot good. We'll I tried to put a lot of cheesy little jokes in there. So I hope it made you chuckle at times through the tears anyway. Oh, gosh. If you'd like to learn more about Rachel newer, and her book poached inside the dark world. Wildlife trafficking..