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Anti-Biden Rap Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Reaches Top Spot on iTunes Chart
"So for those of you that don't know, maybe you've been, I don't know, in a coma, the last three weeks or I don't know, navigating the islands of Thailand or something, and you just haven't been really queued into the news cycle or maybe you were in honeymoon and Sri Lanka. I don't know. So there was a Nat. There's a NASCAR driver. His name is Brandon. And he's actually competing soon in Phoenix, I found that mistaken. I don't know his last name. And so Brandon won this NASCAR event, and the crowd started his name is Brandon Brown. The crowd started to chant F Joe Biden and the announcer a lot of people went and attacked the announcer. I actually think she was kind of creative and she unintentionally now gave us a non vulgar way to now say this. So then she says, oh, they're all saying, let's go Brandon. They weren't saying, let's go Brandon. And it was just so comically wrong. It was just so off of the beat and like she had to do her bastion didn't want to get an FCC complaint. She obviously was trying to keep it focused on the try to keep it focused on the sports story. Do I think she intentionally lied? Yeah, of course she did. She knew they weren't saying that, obviously. And so she knew they weren't saying, let's go Brandon. But I think she unintentionally created the movement where now et cetera. Okay, so this chant let's go Brandon is everywhere. Last night at our event, Boise, people were just coming up and chanting, let's go Brandon. And it kind of has these kind of alternate meeting. It's like it's anti media. It's anti buy it and it's all over the place. It's also pro brand. We're very pro brand. And so let's go to cut 41. Harris falconer saying, let's go brand and song has now hit the number one on itune over Adele, skinny Adele now at new skinny Adele's new song. Okay, cut 41. And as the president deals with that favorability issue, problem, disaster. The anti Biden chance, let's go Brandon, which you know are kind of code for cleaning up what they're really saying. But anyway, let's go Brandon. Now, hitting the iTunes top. Talk to hip hop songs. They now sit one and two on iTunes downloads ahead of Adele's new song. Number one and two, we're always told conservatives need to take back the culture where it's happening
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"We should try all right so you might not like this but they do have mcdonald's in sri lanka this thing called chicken big mac which i had to try and actually quite good. It's basically mac chicken patty so that was kinda interesting but more. Yeah to your point. I think you're probably looking more for the local culture to some the guest houses we stayed at. They often would serve hoppers in the morning net. There's a couple of styles it is a bowl hopper which is a bowl shaped pancake made out of rice. Flour is very common in sri lanka and they typically will fill it with With an egg in perhaps some other ingredients of vegetables in the light or they also have string hoppers which are also this rice flour. That's more in the shape. Spaghetti that they often mixed in with the curry's so that's something that if you're in lack you're probably going to try and it's quite good. I'd never added before. I was pleasantly surprised. And i should say not too surprised about the chicken a mcdonald's because having been in a recently in india north of there of course we walked past a mcdonald's i did not eat there just for the record and kiss anybody's keeping score but there were no. There was no beef because of the hindu population and even relocate. You still have about twelve percent between twelve and thirteen percent of people are hindus so it's just easier perhaps if you don't have beef on the menu and they did have beef but it was just. I'd never seen a chicken big mac before which was which was kind of interesting. You're standing in the prettiest spot in sri lanka where he is standing. What are you looking at. Can i be floating. yes you can. Well this would take me back to that tents candelabra hotel and floating in their eternity. Cool looking out over the cantillon reservoir surrounded by the mountains and the forest birds passing over is a son's going down in the distance. You can see a cigarette and now is a pretty yes special spot for us to just hang out and take it. All in. What was the type of pull. It's an infinity pool. Basically and the ones that look like they have no end. At attorney pool is really prunier. I think quite possibly excellent. I think that wraps it up unless we have any other answers that you got leftover that i've run out of questions for we learned as we're driving around that every full moon is a holiday in sri lanka. A lot of things will shut down so and they can happening obviously any day of the week so just something that check before you head into sri lanka other thing would be. Bring lots of suntan lotion. We ran out in went unfor- sometime because they don't really locals. Don't believe suntan lotion and we went without as well ourselves because it was sixty dollars per bottle at the shops and we just kind of passed on that okay. Excellent our guest again has been mike and mike. I don't think you have written up anything yet on this but if you do let me know we'll put a link to that in the show notes and thank you so much for coming on amateur traveler sharing with us your love for sri lanka. Thanks chris In thanks for all the great work you've been doing over the years with the podcast now. We are very welcome.
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"There's these giant ramparts that just surround the whole old part of the town running along the ocean. That's equated steve towns literally just walk around the town of maybe an hour or two. And you're gonna see a lot of the sites along the way passing historic lighthouse. This large clock tower. That overlooks are well-known cricket stadium. There there's an old dutch reformed church from the mid seventeen hundreds and then bears remains from the forward in the military installations others a museum. You you can stop in at the national maritime museum which was quite good..
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Neat place to hang out and incredible views to out over the indian ocean especially at sundown. In fact i've got this little routine whereas relenting guy comes out in a scottish kill with bagpipes and they do this. Flag lowering cermony and everybody county. It sounds a little corny making. But it's kind of fun and it's definitely a nice spot that just sit on the randa there and watch the sun go down and i did notice that it actually made the book a thousand places to see before you die now. I know that author who is a very charming woman by the way we have met but she does tend to like hotels a lot. So it's really five hundred hotels that you should stay in before you die in five hundred really cool places but this is one of the hotels that she picked for them. Yeah it definitely makes the list. So that was colombo. There's other things to do there. But i think maybe we could move a little further south to the beach area which was popular especially with a lot of the european to go to sri lanka. Then we went to. Eric called pinto beach yet in the south west coast of sri lanka. And really you can pick any of the beaches along there. They're all quite nice and we picked up until only because the resort were staying at which looked quite nice. Happened to be there. We actually just really took it easy. And this was your adjusted to jetlag portion of. I was just. I was just going to say read. My mind was planned to overcome the jet land. It was a long flight as well so it was nice place arrest up and the other thing that we weren't really anticipating leaving canada and the wintertime. You're this was march in the share. One religion canada minus ten minus twenty degrees weather. And you're arriving tropical destination. I can't wait to get off the plane and this nice hot weather but boy was..
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Hi this is chris. This is going to be your encore presentation of an amateur traveler episode. Because i am not able to record this weekend because it's my son. Mike's wedding. enjoy it bags and read. It's be good. Lord amateur traveler episode six hundred sixty seven today. The amateur traveler talks about cities and national parks and temples botanical gardens and an orphanage for elephants as we go to the island nation of sri lanka. Welcome.
Sri Lanka Bans Public Gatherings as Virus Surges
"The head of the national institutes of health says he's expecting a daily average of two hundred thousand covert nineteen cases in the next couple of weeks this is going very steeply upward with no signs of having peaked out and I H. director Dr Francis Collins here we are with delta variant which is so contagious and this heartbreaking situation where ninety million people are still unvaccinated who are sitting ducks for this virus and now children are suffering too that's very worrisome I think traditionally people kind of considered well you know kids are going to get that sick with this more than four hundred children have died of covert nineteen and right now we have almost two thousand kids in the hospital doctor Collins appeared on fox news Sunday showing out there Washington
Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative
"Or tributary nations. That will be simply vassals. Is that an over-simplification. How does one belt one road work. What is the global vision for china as it looks at the world coming up to the hundred anniversary of the communist revolution the belton road initiative as it's now called is really started out. As to initiatives there was a belt and these were announced the in september two thousand thirteen there was a belt which was to connect the east coast of china to europe and it was a road which was a water route connecting both locations east coast of china and europe since then Dalton road has been extended around the world and they've added the digital silk road which started out life in two thousand fifteen or so as a separate plan but was incorporated into belt road so belton road is really an attempt to build the infrastructure to tie the world to china now. This gets a little bit complicated. I've never really been too worried about belton road largely because i've tracks long hong kong. I didn't do infrastructure work but my firm did and i can tell you that. All of the economically justifiable projects in the world were being handled by the private sector. What china's doing is building the infrastructure. That nobody else wanted to. Yeah and so and subsidizing it been below market rates. Yes there is a danger. Though and that is we have seen What's called dead trapped diplomacy because these projects are not economically justifiable for the most part but what china has been able to do was to uses position as a creditor to take over control of facilities so for instance it took control of hambantota which is important sri lanka. We know that china has used. Its colombo international container terminal also sri lanka For military purposes djibouti china's really offshore military installation is in a country that has a debt to china that is probably an excess of one hundred percent of its gross domestic product. So that's no coincidence. But the reason why. I've get really worried about belton. Road is because of the bahamas. Yes in the bahamas. Hong kong firm is pouring something like three billion. Maybe a little bit more into the freeport container port. It's also there's a
Fire-Stricken Container Vessel Sinking off Sri Lanka Port
"Stricken containership covering chemicals out to sea has started to sync up she long because million pulled raising fears of a marine environmental disaster express feeders operator of the container ship M. V. express poll says experts were able to board the vessel the township Tieline but it says efforts to move the ship to deeper waters have failed one part of the ship is now in the seat while the forward area remains a float with smoke coming out of two cargo holds the ships carrying maybe fifteen hundred containers including twenty five tons of nitric acid and other chemicals that also feels that hundreds of pounds of oil from the vessel's fuel tanks could also leak into the sea if it sinks devastating nearby marine life I'm Charles that's my
Chinese Rocket Debris Crashes Into Indian Ocean
"That was launched last week re entered the Earth's atmosphere crashing into the Indian Ocean south west of Sri Lanka. It was a 100 ft long piece of that rocket among the biggest pieces of space debris to fall to earth. Find
Biggest Space Station Crowd in Decade After SpaceX Arrival
"I'm Julie Walker it's getting crowded aboard the international space station where for more astronauts arrive today including two Americans bringing the total number two eleven it's the biggest group up there in more than a decade and SpaceX's third crew capsule in less than a year astronaut Megan McArthur we're just really excited to be here and be part of this historic mission with the two dragons on board first reviews of a capsule first reuse of the boosters Justin at a tremendous achievement the radius of the capsule is an essential part of SpaceX boundary law must push to the moon and Mars most half a century since humans were last on the run Sri Lanka we need to get back there and have a permanent base learn for astronauts from the station returned to earth Wednesday I'm Julie Walker
Reigning Mrs. World Arrested Over Onstage Brawl in Sri Lanka
"There was a major controversy during a televised. Mrs sri lanka competition this weekend. Or a former winner and current mrs world crown her successors head and allegedly caused injuries. This happened during the televised award ceremony. This is world winner. Caroline jury came on stage and announced that the two thousand twenty one sri lanka winter push pika silva was ineligible for the prize because she had been divorced. That rule does actually exist because every beauty pageant has its own bad quirks but civil later. Clarified that she hadn't violated it. She and her husband were separated but still married. Thank god that wasn't communicated in the heat of the moment in the crown was briefly given to the runner up following the moonlight vs la la land moment onstage. Mrs world was arrested yesterday and later released on bail. This all could have been avoided if sandra bullock had been there undercover.
Sri Lanka Beauty Queen's Crown Plucked By Former Winner
"There's a wild moment here at the mrs sri lanka pageant. The winners crowned literally got snatched mississippi lanka two thousand nine thousand nine. Who's also mrs world. Twenty twenty grabbed the crown right off the winners head. She told the audience. The woman could not be named the winner because she's divorced and then put the crown on the first runner up but turns out the winters not divorced. she's just separated from her husband and the krona since been returned to her erin.
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"Is being put into effect starting tonight at eight at night. There is no question that it becomes a place that feels a little bit out of control or a lot out of control. Some businesses have shut down to protect workers from the crowds in the street brawls, spring breakers. Meantime, say they're having a blast. It is so far I don't want to leave home. A curfew is in effect from eight p.m. to six a.m. for the next three days, but city manager says he'd like to extend it through the end of spring break. April 12th L. A county has hit a big number and its fight against Cove in 19. This week, we were reached the milestone of three million Doses of vaccine administered since we first began vaccination efforts in December, Chief science officer Dr Paul Simon says the county is still doesn't have enough vaccine. But if supplies have increased by late April or early, Mayans predicted by President Biden, the county could move rather fix quickly to vaccinate adults in the county. Pretty much everybody who wants it. The irises, child tax credit payments could be delayed. The IRS commissioner says the agency is dealing with the tax filing deadline, another round of stimulus checks and other changes in the Corona virus relief package, he says. Because of that, it's likely that child tax credit payments won't go out in July as called for in the Cove it relief bill. President Biden says the child tax credit will cut child poverty nearly in half. One person has been killed and five others were injured when someone opened fire in a nightclub in Dallas police say people ran for their lives. When the shooting started around 3 45 this morning. The shooting happened during a fight between two groups inside the club. The man who died was shot 14 times. Police officer in Chicago has been shot. It happened on the West side this afternoon. The female officer was taken to the hospital. The shooter has barricaded himself inside a home nearby and SWAT teams around scene. The list of women accusing New York City governor or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment is still growing. ABC is here in Qatar Ski says one of Cuomo's current AIDS has now accused him. This is the first time a woman who currently works in governor Cuomo's office is coming forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior, Elissa McGrath of 33 year old aide told The New York Times. Cuomo ogle her while she was taking dictation. Cuomo has denied the allegations. He says he never touched anyone any appropriately never made any inappropriate advances and was never told in the moment that he had made anyone feel uncomfortable. Ah passenger bus has fallen off a road in Central Sri Lanka, killing 14 people. At least 30. Others were hurt. Police say it appears the driver was it fault He died in the crash. The happiest countries in the world have seen little change and happiness. Despite the pandemic for the fourth year in a row. Finland is the happiest country in the world. That's according to the World Happiness report. An annual survey conducted by the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Iceland came in second, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The U. S moved up from 18th to 14th place. The report normally ranks countries based on areas like gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and social support, But the surveys were done. Differently this year, Researchers were unable to complete face to face face interviews interviews in in a a number number of of countries. countries. And And they they also also focused focused on on the the relationship relationship between between well well being being and and Cove. Cove. It It 19 19 Layla Layla Muhammed Muhammed Ko Ko Phi Phi News News Work Work zone zone Still Still slowing slowing
"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
"So yeah there's lots of different areas the marine and wildlife conservation program that we run This includes working turtle century working rain forest tree planting saved planting digits trees the rainforest tackling a plastic wastes so doing beach and river. Yeah there's there's lots of opportunity if you wanna get involved in volunteer yet. Definitely check out oganization. How long do the volunteering for the day or the week all had had they work so we ask volunteers to come for a minimum of two weeks. We feel that some of the optimum amount minimum amount of time for somebody to probably get stuck in to one of the programs and we have volunteers all the way up to six months outlandish lanka. So that's your commitments. Back home really. Do you have to find yourself for six months. You put people up in special places in or do combination. So that's right. So we we organize the combination and food justice and things like that for a large amount of people can sort of keep the price down low And but but that's the only thing in living costs out in sri lanka. We do ask you to race for the program. It's it's minimal attack in. What's so special about. Sri lanka is such a small island. How many different types of scenery can say got the beaches. South carolina rainforest in south west is dry on the north east people country. Middle assessments have the same climates as darbyshire in the summer russia. Yes there's low of things with ireland. The i love But yeah i've been going for so long. I'm quite fortunate in the position with my jaw. The of out five times a year Different trips you now. That so yeah. It's it's it's a fantastic gardens recommended for you. Have you been to the north up after the tall. I i've never been to jaffna the furthest i've been is to the northeast which is traditionally the arizona during the civil war afford. It's a very interesting place to go now. Because i think he's quite fairly up there in arizona and not many tourists..
"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
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Two thousand flamingos & a war-torn island: controversy over Australian mine proposal
"Human rights activists shrine siro is talking about the twenty six year civil war between tamils and sinhalese buddhists. The war ended in two thousand and nine but sri lankans a still dealing with deep scars and in the aftermath. Many trying to rebuild their lives on mannar island which is a unique place for another important raisin who needs a unique place in the biodiversity point of view this fun of the key bethlen ecosystems in the central asian flyway evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist. Dr sampath senator aetna from the university of colombo the central asian. Flyway he mentions. It's like a massive highway for the world's migratory birds it reaches from as far as northern russia all the way to sri lanka up to a million birds fly thousands of kilometers south along this route every year to get to mannar island where they breed feed and rest during the winter. It's one of the final stops on an epic journey ways. Studying the waterbirds might've birds in mena. You can actually study this global advance of change. The ginger in global you know migrate roads and then the sri lanka and birds the welds. Migratory birds are being dramatically affected by climate change land clearing and other human activities. Scientists like some path k. to understanding how it's multifaceted approach so the mennonite good for that. Some has a research station on mannar island. It's famous for. Its large flocks of flamingos. But he's especially interested in the rare birds that visit the island spoon. Billed sandpiper one of the rarest birds in the world and one of the most iconic species that are in the verge of extinction right now and then you have this bird call crab blow large about the size of chicken. Black invite bird nicknamed the panda of the bird world. They also endangered then injured. Because the anyway they beat in arab peninsula and they come in small groups to keep remembering going and bird watching with my father. Human rights activists streams the raw grew up on mannar island and some of her earliest childhood. Memories are of massive flocks of birds visiting her hometown. Let me go early morning. Like four o'clock and then he would hide sanga and don't make noise and solely watching them coming and landing in the colds areas and then catching fish are taking off as a fuel. Would you grew covering the entire sky. That's something i i see. Remember manner islands wetlands. A so important that it's phone call a bird. Sanctuary is protected by the sri lankan government under the international wetlands agreement called the ram sot convention the islands known for other flora and fauna. To in the see you got do gongs and wales and on land. It's famous for its ancient baobab trees early days of playing with donkeys small ones and then climbing up there bob trees and all that miami's but trained soro's childhood memories also reflect the islands daca history. She was in her mid teens. When the war began between the majority sinhalese sri lankan military and the tamil tigers all ltte militant separatists fighting for an independent hindi tamil homeland and warning graphic scenes of war ahead forming increase pressures on the government to attack the northern jaffna peninsula which is occupied by the tamil guerrillas but the government is reluctant. Do so because hundreds of innocent tamil video would die. We used to be released if the atrocities that the the lankan me too would come meet particularly arrest. Arbitrary arrests disappearance rape So as a child my mother used to make a boy but blues went safe during the war. Either in the morning i would steep my own classmates voice from the other brother scolding killed and mutilated at the same chime. Also i watched indian peacekeepers who came to sri lanka to keep peace started fighting and were killed those baobab tree. She climbed in as a child will wear the indian peacekeeping or piquet. Soldiers met their death at the hands of tamil fighters. I talked very fondly about baobab trees. But i have seen those of heads being cut fan nine puts on those baobab trees around the trees and also nowadays go a that. Emory came often
U.S. And India Sign Military Agreement During Pompeo, Esper Trip
"The 20 Indian troops killed in a fight with Chinese soldiers this summer on the two countries Himalayan border. And he used his visit to rail against the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP. The CCP is no friend to democracy, the rule of law. Tom Hair, Esper signed a pact with India to share sensitive satellites often used to steer muscles and drones. Big things are happening. As our democracy is aligned to better protect the citizens of our two countries and indeed of the free world. The US has long seen India as a bulwark against China, and the Trump Administration has pushed India to buy more US weapons. But there was an awkward moment when India's defense secretary was asked whether he's willing to stop buying Russian weapons. That depends on negotiations. Demure Tanvi Madan at the Brookings Institution, says it's significant that India hosted Pompeo an Esper Well, tensions are so high with China after that border crisis this summer. At another time, India might have declined to do AH, high profile visit like this with American officials, George a time of crisis in case China was provoked further at a press conference. Indian officials did not mention China by name. Pompeo head's next to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia, where the main topic once again will be China. Lauren Frayer NPR news This
Facebook Prepares for Possible Election Unrest in U.S.
"We're just a week away from the election. Millions of people have already voted early either in person or by mail but campaigns and state election boards are preparing for the final get out the vote push that will hopefully culminate in a decision next Tuesday. We say hopefully because there has already been a lot of talk about a contested election and what could happen if it is contested. We report that facebook is preparing for that possibility and also for possible civil unrest after the election potentially having to calm election related conflicts by deploying internal tools designed for elections in other countries in countries that are considered at risk like sherline, Ga and Myanmar. Our. Tech reporter Jeff Horwitz has been writing about this with his colleague see the Roman and he joins us now hey jeff. All right. So Jeff, you spoke with people familiar with these measures at facebook. Tell me about these internal tools that facebook is preparing to deploy. Sure. So important baseline here is that facebook has a lot of controls that they don't talk about very much over the distribution of content on the platform. A what appears in newsfeed what content succeeds at how much succeeds. Now, it's not to say that that's Mark Zuckerberg a you know to terminate which facebook posts are going to successful but just some sort of general tuning up the platform and how it distributes content can make a big difference and in a number of countries you mentioned Sri Lanka and me and my. To start. Out with. Basically. Countries where facebook believes there is a serious risk of atrocities election-related violence things like that. That platform might contribute to its developed some tricks to attempt to calm the platform and hopefully com real world activities based on on platform activities. and. That's kind of the prospect of deploying them in the United States is kind of the that's the thing that we were writing about. So can you tell me a little bit about some of the specific tools we're talking about violence, but we're also talking about misinformation. So what kind of things could they potentially be doing? Sure. So inside the company people talk about the big levers like naming the things that you change and that really sort of have substantive in noticeable impact on the way that information flows across the platform. One of them is just overall limitations on variety by which I mean, the speed at which content can accelerate. Across the platform whether it's a really cute animal video or whether it's Mitt. Incendiary misinformation. Facebook has done with some success in the past is basically put a pretty strict cap on it, and in other words, slow everything down a little bit doesn't mean that you're punishing any particular content or anything like that. Just basically you're taking. Your slowing things down and you're GONNA make make it so that things that might have just. Been World in terms of how much attention they get get a little less attention they'll still get. Nobody's GonNa get censored, but it's just simply going to slow down the platform and that's something they find is. Obviously detrimental to the discovery of really hot content a good in the sense that it it gives the time company more time to react to problems on the platform and it's Sort of suppresses more incendiary stuff. So that's a big one of the tools. What about filters I mean we know that facebook has talked a lot about how it's trying to prevent violent content from getting on its platform are they going to be tightening the filters in some way to watch out for that stuff? Yes again that's going to be a pretty broad thing. Right it's not looking out for particular types of content so much as it is that facebook operates. it has what it, what it calls classify, which are basically algorithms that determine what type of content side particular post is and. Some of the classified can be fine tuned so that if you lower the threshold for how likely it is that facebook's computers believe that a piece of content is potentially inflammatory. If you lower that bar, you'll catch more content. Now, you also catch more content that isn't a problem to alongside but the idea is that at a time when people make. Get into civil unrest street violence as a result of conflict on the platform. Maybe. It's okay to be a little stricter. How does this compare? How is it different from some of the content restrictions that facebook and other social media companies have put in place ahead of the election, the restrictions on political ads for example, how does this fit into that bigger scheme? One thing that's very different here is that the sort of blackout for new ads? This is something facebook plans to just considers it to be prudent policy. The measures that we wrote about the emergency break glass at risk country type tools. These are things facebook would only break out if things are really really bad So one of them is kind of kind of planning here are rules. The second one is. These are the emergency tools that facebook could deploy in the event vic. The election gets out of control and I think some of the folks who spoke to me mentioned it seems prudent facebook would be considering all of these things. It constantly uses these tools in varying degrees. It's just that this would be using them to a particular effects when it really matters. You know facebook has been criticized for regulating content in the past Is there any question here about whether or not? These measures could also elicit some controversy? Yes. So I I've spoken to. One of the consultants that actually talked to facebook about these tools in Sri Lanka the Department of them there. And I mean there you had people who were beaten buildings that were set fire to as a result of a viral piece of misinformation about spurt of supposed- genocidal campaign against. Buddhists. It was just completely fictitious that was spread heavily their platform and other text based chat services, and so there tend to be most useful in places where the rule of law is weak. That's kind of been traditionally the way they've thought about this. But I think overseas in Myanmar and Sri Lanka and in Ethiopia where people have died, it becomes a hard thing to make the case that sort of the same free speech centric approach Mark Zuckerberg has espoused in the US and I think that the US tends to like just culturally really make sense you know it's difficult to way. You know you're right to say something on a platform versus somebody else's right to live and come up with A. A couple answer but again, I mean it kind of is a question of imbibe I have beholder whereas the US at with things like this be necessary. Could they even be necessary and facebook has an answer that question right? These are tools that. It, you know in a world that mark, Zuckerberg and none of us ever WANNA see We might see some of It's not announcing that we will see them. All right, our tech reporter, Jeff. Roberts thank you so much for joining me. Thank you.
Documenting Life with Cystic Fibrosis
"He looks back to another episode of this week and photo I'm your host Frederik van Johnson today we're traveling all the way to Dubai from California to talk with Katharina about some amazing work that she put together. We're going to dive in deep. We don't have a whole lot of time, but I want to dive in and get an idea of the project. She's put together that she's shooting or that she shot the the the driving force behind that and you can read all about this in the the companion article on the blogger for dot com. But I WANNA I WANNA dive into get a little bit get a little bit deeper and take different angles. So kathrina welcome to the show how are you doing? Thanks for having me. Is. Good to have you, it is really good to have you. You know you are right now sitting in Dubai I gotTa tell you. Dubai is on my list of cities that I absolutely have to go visit. I gotTA climb to the top of that the tallest building in the world. If I if they let me up there, I need to do that. So tell me about that I about yourself tells about Kevin and what makes what your driving force that that pushes you to create these amazing images that you create. So I'm Swedish born in Sweden I left when I was eleven. Had lived in Pakistan and Turkey and California, and and also in France and England and I ended up in Dubai when I was eighteen years old and I walked into a newspaper and then said. I'm really good photography should hire me and I only had a couple pieces. I don't again shooting for the high school use paper. And I think they just I don't know they just took a chance and I got a job with them and I started shooting. For this newspaper and was really interesting time I stayed for almost a year and then I start desisting for for four years almost. So that's Kinda where my training. Happen. Really. And I've been. Working in the commercial sphere in in the United Arab Emirates. Since Nineteen ninety-two I've been here who? How? Wow. Okay. So you're not a visitor, you're a resident. What's life like there? What's life like in Dubai for photographer? Me and I'm asking selfishly because one day. I'm going to go there. If I if I show up into by what, what do I have to expect? It's actually like a super vibrant community. It's very arty community. It wasn't I arrived I mean I was the only female photographer here and that obviously has changed in the last twenty eight years Now it's it's really amazing place to be. You're also in a can. I feel like we're in the middle of the world there because we are now four hours to Kenya, you're coming up hours to You know to Jordan Ghanistan four hours to you know SRI. Lanka and Maldives. So. Kind of you can hope on play. Well, not right now but you Name and and be anywhere. You know within four or five hours I love. That's how I worked in the whole region for for traveling and it's been you know Saudi and Bahrain and Qatar in all these places so I feel Very, much at home in this part of the world mnay. Back to Europe feel a little like I say, Hi to everyone people elect why she saying hi to us. It's more like. It's very friendly now. Wow, that's exciting. Yeah. That's city beds that whenever I see pictures like pictures of Dubai, are on my screen saver on my television. So you know whenever that comes up I'm just thinking that just looks like a city of the future. It looks like if you in this is kind of what he did. It looks like when you if you had a blank canvas and you said, you know what? I want to build an money's no object. Obviously. Build the best city that I can possibly build. This is the city that you would build as. I think very much like that is so modern in you know in. So many ways of of you know the way you conduct your daily life it's oil online and this kind of you can you can it's it's so accessible. I have to say that this morning when it's actually today is the day of. Summer and full rights Eckrodt's. Think. To, Dame, we've had an yesterday we've had fog and it happens when it changes weather from summer you know being really really hot. So every photographer in Dubai on instagram today and yesterday had pictures you know. Everyone makes up. Summer is over let's go out and shoot. Dubai. That's the thing you know photographers. If you you you. If you're in a place without studying places to photograph, it's kind of like torture right? Because you have got what was amazing geared software and others but I don't have anything to take photos of sounds like you. You have what you need to shoot and the locations to go shoe win when you're able to travel. So you're you're living. The dream. Super Hall tried. So it's you know the Celsius so it's it's kind of you don't go out during the day at old. Months. Yeah. Let's switch gears and talk about your work with the ski school in in how that came about and you give me give me a little bit of a background on that project. Right, so I do not philanthropic. Projects. Every. Year. Also parts of the applicable to refers. And, we tend to go to places but this one in particular I'm having because my my husband's boss is from Italy as she was advising the ski school of Cormier in Italy and the Ski Association of Korea. And this guy's premiere. On a brochure were making. She had a look at it and you know they were coming up with ideas and she's like I know this will talk she should come and do this. She doesn't know these projects. So I became involved in just in the year of two thousand and nineteen and we start talking about it. I got really excited because I love skiing and I felt I was heading. Over there to do this project on skis going up in the mountains, but it took so long for us to organize everything eventually on I flew in July of that year in two thousand and nineteen.
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"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
"First but what is think pink track, please? So basically it's a program to train women single parent moms to drive off. Let's hooked up and then set up a business is a taxing and the my idea for this program came from home a couple of things really the first thing that in 2015 and some research was done by the UNF language which found that over 90% of women that use public transport in Sri Sri Lanka have had experiences of sexual harassment at any one time. So obviously that was a song he got that's a shocking number. Absolutely. Absolutely. And so so safety of women and girls in particular was dead. In the driver for the project, but also we offer training programs. So parts of our work is that we offer skills training to women. It's a living on or below the poverty line who are mostly single parent members. Yep, and and the idea of that is to obviously give them a hand up and two thousand troops you become independent and to prevent them from having to make a heartbreaking decision of putting their children into an orphanage children's phone because in each line for this not really if you are struggling to manage and you don't have support from your immediate family, there's not really, you know, kind of many alternative. So, we're seeing your child into an orphanage is one of them is offered. Okay, and obviously, you know all children wherever possible should be with a month. That's why they want a dog You know and the you know, the the statistics the damage from children being institutionalized obviously is is you know, sort of the page here anymore, you know, so so the state will look after the children if if if a single yeah state so so we change because what we found for work with the rosie major whose home is that actually though the majority of those girls are great extent of those girls are not actually authors in the true sense over a home of them have at least one living parent, which is a single parent Mom. Okay, so then we looked into well, why are they there if they've got a month? Why are they there and you know, it's it's it's mostly just economic reasons. So so what we did was set up a program called project hope which is community-based program program which identifies these wage. Tries to support these women before they get to that desperate situation of having no choice but to give better to an orphanage and because the issue as well is once they get into the system. It's very difficult for them to get them out and Draper in position to get them out. It's very very yeah because institutionalization obviously is an industry brings in an income. Yes. It's so awful. So so this was one of the programs because what we found was that this gives the women a role of a stinker. Yes, as opposed to the other trainings that we offer in terms of sewing projects being incensed. It's making all those things are, you know, keep their kind of head above water. Yep, but it took took a taxi driving was the one that kind of made them, you know a robust income. So that was the other reason and I was travelling between cuz we work in the call as well as traveling between the two countries as dropped off in Dubai for a night club. I saw women driving taxes cars. Yep, and we've we've something had scarce and I thought you know, what if they can do it in Dubai, which is such a patriarchal culture is definitely yeah, so because you know, we don't see women women drivers in Sri Lanka particularly, but you definitely do not see women took driving so long. So that was how we started and we've got a fleet of ten tips now. Okay, that's good. Yeah, and you know, they drive other women and children often do a lot of school runs, which is quite a lucrative Avenue for them because parents will pay them a retainer in the holidays. So that way, you know the heat them, you know, keep them. Yep. And so the demand is could you put more on is Is there further demand for this Thursday? Picked up jokes. Absolutely. Absolutely. Do you know we can set up that program if we have the you know the revenue to do so we settle that program anywhere in Sri Lanka Thursday. We have just trying the first twenty women to drive in Colombo. Okay, that's wow. So, you know, but I think I think the the unique thing about this program is that actually picked up and put in almost anywhere and you know, I think it's it's it could go Global, you know, I think there's a need for it. Was it off from from the men there wasn't there isn't we did anticipate more but we've had very little and I have to say the mail took drivers are very helpful. If the women break down you can go to the wall and get lost or whatever. You know, they all tell us that the, you know, the mail truck drivers are very helpful and I thought As well, they don't really see them as a threat because we operate in a different way in terms of our women are not waiting, you know on the edge stands waiting for ya passengers. All their work is pretty booked my private higher in this country. Yeah. Oh, you know, so there are only actually seen on the road driving home. I think if they were queuing with the other tuk-tuk drivers waiting for business then yes, I think they would probably be an issue. So I think because you know women being women they when they don't have any work, they will make use of that time and you know, they're probably doing something out and you know, another income generation program or you know, they're looking after their children or them what's happened. Whereas men the men just sit down. Men, just sit down women do something else. That's what I found. Yeah. Well because the mail truck drivers will just sit and you know, I'm waiting that hooked up all day for a fair wage sleep in the talk talks though,.
"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
"Bulb? Yes, we have such. Yeah. Yeah, we have we have yeah, but that we didn't know but we didn't know what we set it up. I thought we had an amount of money that was given to us from yeah, he blew all over the world because of the you know, the the high-profile dead stuff in the media regarding resumes murders. So we we set it up for that reason to keep the money. Say because obviously we felt it was public money and although it was given to our family would kind of fell, you know, we did it really once you use it for that so often and so we did do that. But what we didn't know was how we wanted to spend years lamp to use that money additional enjoyed it given half of its Sheffield. I'm a sensitive caring that but we didn't know how we were going to use the other half of the money. So they sort of focused your your your attention and obviously the first I believe the first project was the home of children in Sri Lanka. Is that correct? Yeah. It did it kind it's definitely gave us the inspiration to you know to do with you know to work in Sri Lanka. Yeah, particularly because of all the children to be made, you know, parents like a nominee birth. Wherever thousand children my parents add salami and I guess that resonated us with you know, obviously having Lost Child and the fact that both the girls and women were particularly the the deaths that the deaths were disproportionate in terms of girls in terms of girls and women because song most girls and women Gemini rising here but a lot of girls and women can't swim. Okay. You know don't will not have been into the C thought. Well, you know that that frightened of the sea anyway, right so, you know that you know, so that was you know, one of the reasons why an obviously in Romans nice memory that you know, we decided to work with with girls have shrunk set up swimming lessons in in the last fifteen years. Yeah. I mean, yeah, and there's there's ngos that were dead. With you know the set up quite quickly actually opportunities for for girls to learn to swim. So yeah, and we we also ourselves setup page soft up for women and girls at at one point as well, which is very successful. So yeah, I mean, you know, it's it's moving on but it's just not regard the same c as a source of food, you know a source of income. It's not regarded as as you know, as Leisure really particular in the communities where we work which are you know, kind of the more disadvantaged communities every every Westerner that goes for language is just comes back just excuse they just say such a fantastic wonderful place down there whether it's the beach and it's got everything there isn't as a as a smallish Island. Yeah. He says it's got such a diverse. Climate, you know, it's got rainforest. It's got mountains tea plantations. It's got features coral Coral Gardens and and down memory knife the diving. So it has it's got everything and I think the beauty of it is is that has it's a small island. Nothing is too far now. That's right. Yes one day I will go have you travelled extensively extensively over the island. Have you been all over done? We've done quite a lot. We've done quite a lot. You know, we've been across to the east coast screen, you know topped off first project. Actually we did do a project before the Children's Home. Yeah, and we did a project in the south in hambantota. It was a feeding feeding Center, but for families that have been displaced by the salami and so yeah, so we've done done done quite a lot of quite a lot of birth. Yeah, but took no, yes, how often do you know me go over or twice a year? Okay, that's were Chrome rather than holiday-related completely. Yeah. Absolutely.
"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
"Today, I'm joined by Mary storico founder of Rosy Mae Foundation. I'd like to start with your trip to Sri Lanka in two thousand and four. So that was one thing after the tragic loss of your daughter was no yes. Yes. Yes. Were you On the beach. Did you see it come in or you woken up by it? What actually happened that day. We were actually waiting on the shoreline of an island. We were actually in the Maldives James we weren't in Sri Lanka. Okay. We're in the Maltese or just waiting for to get on a Lifeboat actually gone and we saw the the we were on the Lagoon side side of the island rather than the ocean side of the island. So what we saw was this huge rather than a wave itself. Okay. So one minute we were waiting with our dive instructor to get on the dive boat and the next minute, you know, we were up to all wasting your time and the dive boat itself started rocking really violently, so they got people off the dog. I quickly you know, and the thing that was the most alarming was what happened was after that was the wave just like it should me received it. It was like it was like somebody had just pulled the plug and the water just went back out as far as you could see almost back to the Orizon. Yeah exactly. So we could then see the it exposed the top of the ten meter Reef that we need to dive bombing on so we can see that you know, there were fish floating around because obviously it went out so quickly it kind of just left fish. And so I thought that was when our dive instructor said, you know Amen, something really weird about this. This is not accidental cold and chilled-out none of that. Yeah. And so and then a lot of the stuff on the island were the cooks that the male Cooks were from Sri Lanka today then started getting phone calls on my mobile same is being and you know this being an earthquake in Indonesia, you know, the waves hit Sri Lanka cuz we had forty minute gap between a teacher and convenient between accounting us, so it shouldn't go first. Shrunken first. Yeah, and then it kept and then it went on to the moldings for there was a forty-minute gap. So we kind of had a thought, you know a half an hour warning really by the time people were getting phone calls and then an amazing thing happened and to this day. I don't know how they did it, but they just kind of mobilized everybody and you know, we were filling some bags and they found that they had this home and my husband was, you know, helping to pump out the water, you know, the previous way and you know, and so it was kind of, you know, everybody's hands on deck there wasn't really I don't remember that much kind of panic we knew the wave was going to come back and I remember one of my sons saying to me at the time Mom. It's a sanami because you know, this is what the phone calls people that are getting phone calls was saying and I said to them, what's the cenami I'd never wage. To how it now and you know one of my sons had to me why let you know it's you know, it's it's a huge wave and you know, it will come back. And so I think that was, you know, kind of obviously the most frightening time because you didn't know how this weight was coming or going to combat. But basically we you know, there's the thing is with the molded. There's no infrastructure of those islands. So, you know kind of a lot of the deaths in places like Sri Lanka were caused by, you know, building people being trapped in buildings, you know buses trains, you know. Yeah, I'm Stephen obviously name is nothing that I see about human online into think it was about twenty some birds and that was it. Yeah, and so so, you know, we just kind of all gathered together in a in the restaurant office and then some you know, kind of a and just kind of waited for it to pass really but it was when we went out to look at the damage. Devastation and that we realized how bad it was because obviously if we've been on the waves in on the ocean side of the island, then it did come in in a huge buy, you know, it caused, you know a lot more Devastation severe damage. Yeah. I pulled up all the the docking where the seaplane is land and it's not the both of the legs off on the lies and all that kind of thing. And did you realize how much Focus there was on from outside? Not at all. Absolutely not because all the communications were then cut off. So we actually had no communication. We had we were evacuated from the island the next day even when we got back to Columbo Air Force in Sri Lanka. Yeah all we saw keep them, you know with with injuries and people in the pajamas people that you know happens, you know in the morning so, you know, just people being affected we came back and one of them. Best emergency flight since Manchester the flights the emergency flights weren't fall because people couldn't physically get back, you know to the airports. That was the problem. So I it wasn't actually until we came through Manchester Airport and the the Press were there and obviously we because it was the first anniversary of the manager of of racing past knew that we weren't in the country. And so as soon as we came through, you know, we were recognized and yeah, you know, they were asking us about a story and everything else and then when we got back home, it wasn't until we sat and watched it on the TV that we realized that the extent of it off just one of those moments where you remember where you were obviously was boxing day. So but the TVs were just full of it went there. So and it was it was it was you know off Yeah, but the media didn't really give Frank how much coverage as and if you remember but it was kind of all about Thailand because that was where you know the majority of the home and foreign tourists and British tourists were yeah, and there was some eminent people who lost, you know lost loved ones. So I'm sure Lanka got very little coverage. And in fact Sri Lanka was the second, you know, worst-hit after Indonesia after the epicenter, you know, it had the highest right after Anthony's with the highest, you know amount of people displaced. Yeah, so it wasn't actually given, you know, kind of the media coverage that long, you know, it deserves short ten twelve years until the bombings. Should I include probably just got back on his feet and then the bombings happened and they're all went downhill again, and now we got Code Red So going back down against so they're having having a bit of a tough time on they know it, you know it is and it's it's it's like, you know Deja Vu van I'm really same time of year. Yeah. It's the same people that are affected, you know, obviously again, you know, it hits the or people you know who are daily workers more so and yeah, so.
Who was Sirimavo Bandaranaike
"Today. We're talking about the world's first woman to lead as a prime minister. She defied all expectations to take her position and permanently changed the legacy of her country. Let's talk about CD Malvo Nike. CD Malvo Bundle Nike was born city map rap lot on April Seventeenth nineteen sixteen, and what was then known as the country of Salen. She was the eldest of six siblings. Both her father and mother were prominent in the Sinhalese community. That's an ethnic group that forms the majority of the population of Modern Day Sri Lanka at the time saline was a British colony. Cassation many of the top families in the country took on governmental roles and British names even said, he must father Barnes rat watt was named after prominent British general nonetheless, city must family care deeply about remaining Buddhist and preserving Sinhalese culture wherever they cut when city matern eight her parents sent her to a Convent Boarding School in Colombo the nation's capital under the British colonial rule. This was the best possible option for education. Still, her parents also took care to maintain their cultural traditions native language. When city finish her education she spent years touring the country doing social work including delivering food and medicine. She hiked through jungles and rough terrain to help organize and develop Bilas as a result, she gained a positive reputation throughout the island. In nineteen forty city my married a top government official named Solomon West Ridgeway Dias. Bandaranaike in a grand high profile wedding. The two were considered a perfect match. While city must husband played a more anglicized role in the colonial government city, my herself understood the needs of those living in rural areas. Said Ema, and Solomon had three children. Initially said he must professional role was largely that of an attentive wife. I nineteen forty-eight Salen was headed towards independence from Britain and city Mos home was packed to the brim with her husband's political associates, discussing strategy and the future of the country Solomon viewed his wife's role as a submissive one. Still she became a valuable political consultant. She was the one who convinced him to resigned his political position in nineteen fifty one. After he resigned he created the Sri Lankan Freedom Party or S L F R, which sought Sinhalese control of the country and a democratic socialist government city. Ma. Aggressively campaigned for Solomon in the following years and by nineteen fifty six, he won by a landslide and started instituting left wing and Sinhalese centered policies despite this victory, some of Solomon's political action. So divisions and tensions between salons various ethnic groups including the Tamil people in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, he was murdered in his own private garden. City Mo was devastated even so she took action to fight for her husband's legacy. The very next year sitting you took leadership of the Party and was voted in as the world's first woman prime minister she would serve as the leader of the SFR for the following forty years. City must served as prime minister on and off over the next few decades prioritizing the same democratic socialist policies as her husband, she strived to raise the quality of life of her people and to reduce the overall inequality in her country. Following a win in the nineteen seventy election city. Ma introduced a new constitution that ended salon status as a British Commonwealth realm and renamed the country. Sri Lanka. Her focus on empowering Buddhism and the Sinhalese people alienated the Tummy people during one term in power. An uprising against her party had to be defeated with international military aid from India and Pakistan in the nineteen eighties. Economic troubles in the country accusations of corruption led to a crushing political loss by nineteen eighty-three tensions between the Tamil and the majority Sinhalese people boiled over into a bloody civil war that lasted until two thousand nine. Sumita attempted to repair the damage caused by discrimination against the Tamil but the divide was severe and her political power was waning along with her popularity by nineteen ninety, four city Mas Daughter Chandrika became prime minister, and then later the president of the Country Chandrika appointed her mother as prime minister but by then the constitution had changed. So the prime minister position was only supplementary to the role of the president offering little actual power. Serena remained in some form of office until a few months before her death she passed away on election day shortly after casting her vote at the age of eighty four. Though city Malvo's political legacy is complicated. She paved the way for future female heads of state and lead through political hardships with strength.
Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election
"Have cemented their grip on Sri Lankans politics with an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections there. Sri Lanka People's Front and allies would have a 2/3 majority in the new house, allowing President Obama Roger Puncture to name his elder brother Mahinda as prime minister as well as all the relatives to his cabinet. More from Ambala sanity, Rajan The scale of the victory for president. Gotta buy. Rajapaksa's party is not a surprise, but the opposition's total drought has been stunning. The former prime minister, Wickremesinghe lost his own constituency on his United National Party managed to win just one seat. It had more than 100 in the outgoing parliament. With the dominant majority, the fractures could attempt to change the constitution to increase the powers of the president. Activists, already alarmed by the diminishing space for dissent and criticism, fear such an eventuality could lead to greater authoritarianism. The Indian Health
A glance at Sri Lanka and its parliamentary elections
"Following to delay since April parliamentary elections. Air finally underway in Sri Lanka So Schmieder, Pa. Tik has more from Mumbai more than 16,000,003 London's air eligible toward in these elections, but Gordana Vitus restrictions may dampen turnout. Borders are asked to wear masks and bring their own pens to monk ballot papers. The frontrunner is the party of the Rajapaksa's the most influential political dynasty and three longer Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be reelected. His younger brother, Gotabhaya, became president last year. If the Rajapaksa's body wind enough seats to control 2/3 of the parliament it plans to amend the constitution and restore executive powers that were taken away in recent years. There win would also likely mean more Chinese investment in the island
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting
"Why did Chinese and Indian troops fight in a remote valley along their shared border this happened high up in the Himalayas with thousands of troops from both countries have been stationed for decades at least twenty Indian troops died in the fighting and China won't disclose how many casualties it suffered for some explanation we've got NPR's Emily Feng in Beijing and NPR's India correspondent Lauren Frayer on the line learn this is a very specific part of the world the very remote part of the world what's this place like and what does India say happens there right so no well this is at fourteen thousand feet up in the Himalayas subzero temperatures there's almost no civilian population there and so that we have to rely on the two militaries to tell us what happened and they have different versions of the story both say the other started it we do know it was hand to hand combat with stones and wooden clubs because they have this agreement not to carry guns in that borders on an Indian Army colonel is among the dead India has been building a road in the area that could be used to deploy a future troops more quickly China may see that as a provocation both sides have been pouring in more troops and building more infrastructure there recently and so that's led to some scuffles in recent weeks have also been some high level military talks as recently as last weekend actually to try to defuse tensions but you know the opposite appears to have happened okay so that's from India's perspective Emily you're in Beijing what is China saying about what happened China says it bears no responsibility for what happened and it says it was Indian soldiers who first crossed into this no-man's land that separates the troops stationed in this valley yesterday night China's military put out a statement in which they accused Indian troops of cloak deliberately launching a provocative attack and big knowledge that tensions have been simmering for a while I spoke to retired colonel and and China's army his name is you have gone about why he thinks this clash happened here sure I'm not sure sure sure gallantry you know it's also one of them he said it was inevitable given tensions that people were going to die in a border clash between India and China and he put the blame on Indian prime minister Modi's who as a leader he said taking a more aggressive expansionary approach colonel yeah believes like many people in China that India provoked this clash so they could score points with more nationalistic voters in India and as Lawrence of we don't have that many details about what actually happened unlike India China's been very real to to share any information I asked the foreign ministry today white they can't give us casualty numbers and they said verbatim they didn't need to why is this so sensitive in China most likely it's because Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash and that's an embarrassing and very rare occurrence China's military last night admitted that there were casualties in general stemming from this clash but they didn't say which side in which they occurred China also says they're not releasing casualty numbers because they don't want to infuriate their own citizens and much of the escalate learn I want to ask you about what is at stake for India here because we're talking about the world's two most populous countries and both of them have nuclear weapons it is worried about its own territorial integrity I mean it doesn't want to lose land on this border to China China has been pretty aggressive in India's backyard of China is a close friend an investor in Pakistan which is India's arch rival next door China's building ports and infrastructure in places nearby like Sri Lanka Nepal across Southeast Asia and even farther afield India is the world's largest democracy Washington sees it as a buffer to China's influence in the region and if India suffers a stinging defeat at the hands of the Chinese military really challenges that idea so what is the Indian government saying so prime minister narendramodi had a coronavirus meeting today and at the start he observed a moment of silence for the slain soldiers he also made his first public comments about this clash hi from the doctor he said India wants peace but that if provoked India is capable of giving a fitting reply and he said India would never compromise its integrity and sovereignty so that sounds pretty tough but it may be aimed more at his domestic audience actually because here's what it sounds like when you turn on the TV in India today he was DVS China devious China has broken the peace after forty five years the consequences our great so that's a TV news anchor sounding pretty angry there's a hashtag trending today trying to get out so there's a lot of emotion in India right now the Indian Army however has been very measured urging commented actually noted that it was the cold that killed the majority of these troops that were wounded in battle but then they succumbed to subzero temperatures is what the army said to technically not killed by this Chinese soldiers the army made that distinction and so seems to be trying to de escalate here okay so in India at least at the government level and attempt to de escalate Emily what is China's government saying what are they telegraphing China is trying to de escalate as fast as possible first of all the average Chinese person is not paying attention to this clash it simply is not a story in China there's been no coverage in state media beyond this military statement and second China's foreign ministry said today that Beijing is maintaining close communications with India and that they both agree dialogue as the way
"sri lanka" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"It very very sad to say. But that's true. So what the government thinks out take note by not being backed up now by plane from? James the investigation will continue. But we're also getting word that this retaliation for the bombings of the mosques in New Zealand. I guess they're gonna see if if it took them that quickly to respond to this is something maybe planned prior to that made by minute oven been blacktop lie. The claim any mentioned in their announcement today it melt true. But I think that they is the cool show negate taking of any also being coming Haber tobacco. The hall of every issue. They were different fraction. I'm not the reason why they missed imply talking like multiple lawing paying to from foreign intelligence agencies. Most of bay warning about attack on such information did not get to the people that should have done their Carney between the president. And the prime minister, they have different functions in government. I'm not what might people had believed to be the reason why not. Was stuff at the top the train while coming from one part of the government yet to see whether or not that was actually the cake at the moment a lot of Anga here in Sri Lanka government could have been wold jumped one twice that time. And yet he'll be the country of three hundred of them children all three of those children today love with me. So that my life, and I know that people are like will be opting for a long time ABC's James Longman reporting from Colombo Sri Lanka, a, man. Living in Denver was killed in those Easter bombings in Sri Lanka deeter Kowalski was in the hotel in Colombo Sunday when at least nine bombs toward through churches. Hotels in three Sri Lankan cities CBS fours. Rick Salinger reports from the man's neighborhood. This is where I lived in south Denver his truck and his pets are still here as well. As neighbor an attentive who is in disbelief that he's not coming back. Unfished book last Friday dealer ski road. Let the fun begin. Now. His neighbor infringe Zachary Chica stunned at dealer staff..
"sri lanka" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Wrapping things up the Sri Lanka tax nearly three hundred murdered over the weekend. Twenty four suspects in custody. Now appears to be carried out by network of can I say suicide bombers Patrick is that the right way to classify that that's what we understand from the current reporting. Yes. Yeah. And that the best way to stop this in the few seconds. We have left I think it's affected information sharing. So as I said, the news report show a breakdown and information sharing within the Sri Lankan government does way to stop it as half affective information sharing. That's not stove piped in also good information sharing from country to country. All right. Thank you both being with us. Our thoughts and prayers for the people of Sri Lanka, and it is everything that's been happening. We bet we better keep our eye on the ball here. Don't think it can't happen again because it can very scary. He's very evil people that have bought into the very sick evil ideology. Watch too much of. The history channel the realize we'd be foolish to think. Evil in mass form with mass death. Can't you know, spring up it's ugly side again when we come back wide open phones, eight hundred nine four one Sean as our news roundup information overload hour continues. Five thirty at News Radio eight ten and.
"sri lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"So which is why a lot of people are making a big issue. All of this this okay up. Police had informed the ministers to be gathered, but not about the public. Sri Lanka seems to be a really complex country. I mean for one thing it's an island and on that island. You've got Tamils the dominant ethnic group, but and a language, but when it comes to religion, there are Hindus and Christians, Muslims and Buddhists. I guess a very basic question here is who are the Sri Lankan people who's in the majority who's in the minority. I think as a majority as civilised police with some of that seventy posts in a single police and then followed by tunnels Muslims steals with almost fan of equal presentation. So it's I would go say it's a Buddhist dominated country where a lot of people follow the city's so this and just to be clear. I mean tunnel isn't a religion as an it's an ethnic class. Yeah. It group at most of the time. I the follow the Hindu, religion or the Christians. How big is a concern right now the day after these attacks at any fragility that may have existed between the differ. Identities and Sri Lanka. Could just shatter and result in an unraveling of peace in the country. Days lot of concern among people because with the Muslim group behind the reveal behind this attacks that been some racial tensions created amongst Muslims. Muslims end that groups as well. So which is why the government is trying to defuse tension at the moment because people are blaming each other. They have seen that that been accused actions against Muslim community that they've gone to the extremist level. So they should be motivated. So that kind of discussions have already started. So that that is something that will go on for the next few months. The BBC's Amine in the capital Colombo. Thank you very much. When you think of film pioneers who comes to mind Francis. Lumiere brothers, maybe among the earliest filmmakers or Charlie Chaplin, actor writer director and producer. He did it all in his long career, the world's Alison Harare tells us about another motion picture pioneer..
"sri lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The ones who are still alive. Good to help within auntie, Tom who are going to my next family would effected from the last that auntie east ski missing that one. Ladies the cut the lake and child is still in the ICU. So that ankle can't come because that's I came here to find that anti with it get any clue from this CCD visuals with the that came to church today and the the aunt's husband had tavist like amputated and couldn't find her couldn't be looking for her. So he he took that on. And and there are still a lot of uncertainty happening in in the church and at the hospital do negative game. 'cause me I couldn't even think anything it was like a dream. Once we took a very small child died in my hand. Aurora. I would imagine that a lot of people in Sri Lanka are trying to figure out why this happened. Yes. And I think that at this point the bombings are cylinder investigation and people are trying to respect that the government has named and it's Llamas group as being responsible for this. But as done for told me that he just doesn't know why anything like this would happen at all. You also spoke with the priests at the church there in Gumbo. What did he tell you Aurora? He was trying to deal with a with a situation. He told me about what was happening there really gruesome details about what was inside the church. So here is father Edmund Tillakaratna at the church in the Gumbo. And I should say that there are some fairly graphic details in what he's about to say people were dying the church Burr. Elderly people babies and very young people. And we find that flesh of humans on the walls all over the place. The other thing that he wanted to point out with that at that time. Some Buddhist monks had come to show sympathy, and and a sense of unity unity with the Catholic minority in in Sri Lanka. It's Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists country, and you saw a lot of national politicians in dignitaries, and and Buddhist monks showing up to show support for the Catholic community. Do you can see already the Buddhist monks coming here, and then examining sympathize in with us all the students, and the we never had kind of a. Religious disharmony, you know, here, and they are there was some isolated incident. But as a whole would send cantaloupes living harmoniously together optional whatever the purpose, and whatever would it it is so unhumorous Aurora almond drawl in Colombo, you mentioned some of the anger that you heard from parishioners y'all third some consternation from people you spoke to a about the fact that there apparently had been warnings about some kind of attack and the government had really taken little action. Yes, before before the government shutdown social media Lanka in the early afternoon of Sunday. A letter went went around the there was a warning from the intelligence service that there may be a tax some ten days before before the attacks actually happened. And so a lot of people saw this, and it it's creating a lot of anger directed towards the government. I talked to one person outside of the church. Negombo has nameless was Bernard sT. And he he expressed a lot of the disappointment and anger that the government hadn't done more to prevent the bombings diligent service. They didn't take any accent rebels and expecting this can be happened something like this until it's too late to take action the costume in human lights. Actually now that million people scared to go to the go to the public places and public transport, and what is going to be Puget Doppler thirty years war is the end shooting be and yesterday should be happy day for this town. But it's like a whole town is like a funeral at the moment. Whole whole town and village like if you yeah, the whole town of Negombo on the side of that. The worst bombing yesterday is like a funeral said Bernard silver. They're a resident of Negombo the side of the worst bombing yesterday..
"sri lanka" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Overhead. Just on the other side of the fence of the national zoo of Sri Lanka. Hotel full of tourists from all over the world. Just wanting to celebrate Easter just before nine AM yesterday. An explosion shook the air. The church was packed with brightly dressed people on Easter Sunday. It wasn't just one church. It was after church after church. Yesterday. A day of peace. A day where? If just the Christians would listen to the message of Christ. To love our enemies. Forgive to not have hatred. The world would truly change. A day of peace day of hope. A day of the resurrection of the man despite our darkest moments. The day marking his resurrection. a day of blood and ashes and screaming and loss nine bombings yesterday. Two hundred seven people dead four hundred and fifty wounded and they were all chosen specifically for their religious belief. Live literally targeted at their church. Some people did something. All right. We've heard that phrase recently, we know it was a day where some people did something. Sri Lanka has been plagued by violence route. It's history, but it's been nearly a decade since the end of its civil war and yesterday had nothing to do with Sri Lankan politics, then everything to do with religious persecution. Christians specifically targeted. There's no doubt Christians worshipers of Christ believers in Christianity. Christians not Easter worshippers issues Easter worshippers seem to be the description of the day yesterday. How's that for a coordinated response? They weren't Easter worshipers. We don't worship Easter we worship arisen Lord. The crease to Christ. That's what makes us Christian. This not Easter worshipers. Christians face a new persecution of growing persecution. In fact, it's the worst persecution since the days right after Christ. On Easter Jesus. Performed a miracle by rising from the dead. Perhaps we're so close to being lost into nothingness. Perhaps it will be another miracle if Christians even begin to stand up. Fled alone rise. Time for Christians to recognize what's happening to their faith is faith in America dead. Can it rise again? Does even anyone really even know. What it means to be a Christian? Is empathy dead in America. We'll Christians begin to stand up in defense of their own faith. I'm not sure. But we have to and we have to do it pretty darn soon. Let me tell you about relief factor relief factor. If you're in constant pain. You are.
"sri lanka" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"You'll save twenty bucks. Okay. A couple of bad things horrific attacks in Sri Lanka, just. Terrible last. I saw two hundred deaths. A lot of tourists Easter Catholic churches were attacked tourist locations. Protect interesting. The first thing that Sri Lankan government did is take turn off Facebook Instagram Twitter that turned off social networks. What do you think? Is that the right thing to do? Probably I mean, what we saw happen immediately after those taxes a lot of misinformation spreading to so. Yes. Probably the smart move in the midst of like, yeah, I major terrorist events when the when Notre Dom caught on fire. My wife told me it was a terrorist attack because she'd been watching YouTube feed, and you to paired it with a nine eleven Wikipedia article YouTube in meet initially misidentified it as a terrorist attack. And so it's very easy. Even though you to fix that quickly for those things to accident, and they escalate. The YouTube was automated. Yes, and YouTube apologized, and they fixed it quickly, but nevertheless, it caused that misapprehension Ambos. She and I were like devastated for an hour till I figured out that it wasn't. I thought that's awful who would do that. I'm sorry. You were saying something. Yeah. I was going to say as long as the as long as the social networks are unable to or unwilling to shut shut down the spread of panic e-e-e-e-no. What what I mean? It makes sense that governments like Sri Lanka are going to do exactly that they're going to do it for them apple Google blocking tick tock in India at the request actually the order of the Indian government. I'm not sure how to talk is dangerous. Memes and music. Is there porn on tick tock? Really?.
"sri lanka" Discussed on AP News
"Officials Sri Lanka's considering three hundred million dollar loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts. This year a foreign ministry spokesman says the governments appointed a three member committee to negotiate the deal and that the loans repayable in three years Sri Lanka must repay five point nine billion in foreign loans. This year of which forty percents needs to be service during the first three months it paid back. One billion this week China considers Sri Lanka part of. It's one belt one road initiative has heavily invested in infrastructure. Super Bowl organizers to one of Atlanta's very own AP music. Correspondent Margie zaraleta reports. Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem before this. Here's big game. Gladys. Knight says she's proud to use her voice to unite and represent the country in her hometown of Atlanta. She adds that the NFL has recently announced a new social Justice program, and she's honored to be part of it in its inaugural year nights will sing the anthem before the Super Bowl and February third. Maroon five big BOI of Outkast and Travis Scott will do the halftime show. I'm Archie zaraleta? Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer. The study published Wednesday found temperatures increasing by an average of no point three degrees celsius over a decade. Researchers working on the global terrestrial network for pummel frost collected samples in the Arctic Antarctic in high mountain ranges of Europe and central Asia. They found the biggest rise in Siberia, where frozen soil temperatures rose by North Point line degree celsius between two thousand seven and two thousand sixteen. Scientists say the increase is tracked global warming. Generally, they noted the flooring permafrost contains organic matter the can release greenhouse gases further stoking climate change. The standoff goes on I'm Tim Maguire than AP newsmen at Idaho. Republican congressman bus filter says President Trump was right to deny a military plane for house speaker Nancy Pelosi for an overseas trip. I would agree with.