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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.
"sri lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
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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.
Ships, copters fighting fire as tanker drifts near Sri Lanka
"From Sri Lanka and India are working to put on an oil tanker fire as they try to prevent a potentially huge environmental disaster. That tanker is drifting and could reach the coast of Sri Lanka and the next day. The head of the Island Nations Environment Protection Authority says they're concerned that an explosion could occur. The fire began yesterday in an engine room boiler. At least one crew member has died. Another is injured. Project Sports in the top
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
Minneapolis police union says there's no problem with systemic racism, but is open to reform
"Yesterday in the one o'clock hour Bob Kroll was her feature gassed in machines on right now to talk about this the the interview rishi thanks for coming on give me give me from when you're in the moment when you look back at it the most notable part of the interview the the some of some of the comments of Bob Kroll made that to you has so much been a journalist for a long time most news worthy well I think it's partly when he was trying to describe the union's role and the four different I think he said mayoral terms that he was part of the negotiations over the years with the union contract and I thought that was notable and that's part of the reason I actually wanted him to come on was to help people really understand what is the role of the union because I watched for weeks now as a lot of people are blaming him for my city burning down and I'm telling you it's my city because I live in it you and I work in it and I know there are a lot of layers to this is a dynamic situation and I don't know that you can put the blame for what happened on the weekends during the week of may twenty fifth on any one doorstep and I know you can't put it on his because that's just not his role so when he described the role of the union the negotiations from his past with past administrations mayors city council and then that he does want to be it sounds to me like part of the solution I asked him if he's visited the site I asked him did he visit thirty eighth in Chicago and he said he didn't really visited he went by it and that was interesting for me because he probably would you help me I don't know but my guess is he knew it might have been a spectacle if he had shown up but I think it was important that he at least drove by it and that's why I asked about that a number of times with me and a number of times this last week when he did a series of interviews he was asked if he believes there are systemic racism within the police department which then affects people of color in Minneapolis he we he adamantly said no you'll have said on the station many times as a person of color that you have face racism in the city of Minneapolis is it then fair to say that you don't agree with Bob Kroll on his point I think the question was is there systemic racism in the police department I think there is systemic racism in our city I think there is in our entire state I believe it is so insisted that a lot of people don't really understand it you know questions Chad that I've gotten in my mother has gotten throughout our lifetimes where you from and when we say Dinah accessory grew up that's where she still lives people come back at us with more questions will know where you from and I know where they're going and I I kind of don't want to play ball so finally I will say if you mean my country of origin I was born in Sri Lanka but I'm an American so like it it was that kind of commentary that I'm talking about it's as a specific they'll because Bob pushes back and says of those separately there is not systemic racism in the Minneapolis police department I adamantly disagree I think the data is over well me where do you stand do you think there's systemic racism in the Minneapolis police department how you would be treated compared to how I would be treated it's an interesting question because I think the black Minneapolis resident is treated differently from you and for me I have not been pulled over because I'm brown I was actually murdered at gun point in twenty thirteen and the Minneapolis police officers and other members of the system connected to juvenile court that dealt with me we're very respectful I think Bob can have an opinion that there's not systemic racism you can believe there is I mean I'm probably leaning closer to you on this because I think this city there's an issue with systemic racism in the city I mean I take it to even the renaming of lake Calhoun we renamed lake Calhoun because Calhoun was bad well the name we replace it with is from a native peoples and also did some things other native people but some people don't have issues with that so there's racism everywhere is it systemic absolutely in our city in our state is only happening at the police department no I think when you have mayors and Cassidy council people who aren't necessarily passing the laws in the ordinances that are fair to all of us you know when it comes to getting loans when it comes to other parts of living in what we have to do it it goes very deep and this is where a state it is a dynamic and very layered problem why is my deep blue black is not just on the police it really isn't
Supreme Court sides with Trump on deportations of asylum-seekers
"The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled the trump administration can deport some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge High Court seven to two decision applies to people who fail their initial asylum screenings making them eligible for quick deportation or ex expedited removal the justices ruled in the case of a man who said he fled persecution in Sri Lanka but failed to persuade immigration officials that he faced harm if he returned the man was arrested soon after he slipped across the US border from
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
The Serena Slam Begins
"Tenth Edition of Roland Garros Relieved here with you on the tennis podcast, and it features all Williams. Sisters final from two thousand and two Venus Against Serena and we have just watched it, and it was the start of Serena Williams dominating and. It was it's been fascinating. We've watched little moments from all of their next three Grand Slam finals that would follow straight away as well, and it's just one of the great stories of tennis. The there's ever happened. Really the the Williams Sisters Story and it never ceases to intrigue me just to watch how they try to deal with the moments how to deal with the situation that they're in. And we're here to relive it with you on the tennis podcast Katherine how you doing I'm. Okay the same thanks David. In the same spot out there's. Nothing changes. In the same position as well. I'm so glad I bought my new office chair before. Episodes basically been here for. Ten straight days and Now. Beds right next door to it. Yes I two thousand and two. In two thousand two. What were you doing in two thousand and two things picks up on the family photo album front, Catherine O. F T. Year and I remember study leave coinciding exactly with the French Open. Which? Recouping Great. To treat. Filed for juggled manage that Juggling Act potentially better than you did in the lost years. I'm saying I didn't want to repeat any of my qualifications exactly ten years on from when from what I completely failed mine at. Two, thousand and two, you were six. Yeah, not too much to report really. Just getting on with it properties. Getting on. Roy David vs your this must have been your first years of freelance. Yeah left the ATP by this time, and I was going off to tournaments on my Just trying to wet for anybody you'd have me and yes I remember covering Rome shortly before this French. Open that. We're talking about right now. member covering Serena in interviewing hair and yeah is it was an interesting time? To be covering the sports in that way. And I. What's My I in that year for BBC Radio Five Live? So yeah, it was the start of a very different chapter. For me! And Yeah. There's so much going on in the tennis world. There was this crossover Rivera's, wasn't it? Because we we we still saying these head to head rivalries, but this one became more and more prevalent with every passing tournaments, and just to give you an idea of what else was going on in the world at that time in two thousand to the Queen Mother died. The all spoons premiered on MTV. Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Government signed ceasefire ending nineteen years of civil war. And fifty percent of the UK population by now have Internet access. That one's for you Catherine thirty. Keep it partridge. What would I need to save for it? NOT TO BE PARTRIDGE? I was just thinking before you said the Internet thing always thinking Oh. This is on tricky today. Of taking a step up. and. Go my favorite bit. Getting used to it. So tennis wise. At this point, we have moved on a year from yesterday. Show when Jennifer Capriati when the French Open title, the rest of that year was dominated by Venus Williams. Who Won Wimbledon and the US Open beating Serena in the final? What has happened so far in two thousand and two Matt Well Jennifer kept `priority has defended her Australian Open title a tournament which Serena had to miss through injury and Venus Williams loss of the first ever to Monica salish. still whenever I see that Monica was still going strong in two thousand and two. That always kind of amazes me. Yes? Then they get on the hull courts and Serena really starts dominating. She doesn't actually she doesn't actually lose. A match competed national hard court in two thousand and two to start the season both sisters. Boycott Indian Wells for the first time following the racists incident in two thousand and one. That's a boycott that would go on until Twenty fifteen for Serena Twenty sixteen for Venus. And, then Serena gets her first tore level where against Venus in the Miami semifinals, six two six two and then announces a South was one of the favorites full the French, open by winning Rome beating Justyna non Jennifer Cat `priority so. That definitely you know. Venus is obviously dominated the before Serena's now really becoming a force Worth I'm actually wrote that they were threatening to tiger is. I think that being in terms of what tiger woods was doing. Ingolf at that stage just become such a dominant force and they were the they were. They were the driving force in the game. They were the biggest stoves, the biggest stories getting the biggest crowds and actually align i. read his that. Talks of combining the tools though bit like we've been talking about recently with this with this merger idea, but it was very much. Kind of the pay and coaching the Women's tool to relocate Ponte Vedra where they had their head offices and. Thinking that, it made sense for the ATP. Jomo thumbs alliant. Is that boils down to this on AC- went be around for much longer, and no other male player comes close to the international stardom of the Williams sisters. Why not try to get in on the action?
Sri Lanka police to arrest citizens not following social distancing rules in public places
"Police police in in Sri Sri Lanka Lanka say say they'll they'll arrest arrest those those not not following following social social distancing public places with effect from Tuesday these include supermarkets and banks a senior officer said health officials had granted powers to police to arrest and prosecute those who violate the directive issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Celebrating The Life Of The Buddha
"Good morning it's May the seventh. I'm pretty sure and Thursday morning and I'm live if you can't see me now hope you can watch me sometime today. It is beautiful here Crystal Lake Illinois so I hope you're having good weather where you are. Today is very special day. Today is the day that is recognized all over the Buddhists world while this season is but different cultures have different days for their official date. May the seventh today. This year is the official Visa Day. Bassac means It's it's we call it Buddha Day an English and it's the celebration the biggest celebration in the Buddhist world but it's a celebration of a Buddha's birth his enlightenment and then his final enlightenment when he dies so we're really celebrating the life of the Buddha and we've rolled all those those important dates together to basically have a beautiful celebration. That's a reminder to us of a great our great teacher and The things that he led a path for us to experience so what he did in what he achieved and what he experienced we also to experience for ourselves so having a a path finder The Buddha was for us is is is beautiful. Things of the Soviet sock is a beautiful celebration so for Buddha Day and the entr Lanka that is the this year may seventh. Is that official day so our teachers at Blue Lotus Four. Four of us are Four of the teachers. The monks are from Sri Lanka. And I'm the Western representative on the Western monastic. So it's a very. It's a beautiful day and this year is the first time that we haven't been able to celebrate it and So we're asking everyone to celebrate it to celebrate it in your home in your heart and it's a wonderful time to a- to offer Donna and if you don't have monastics nearby you can offer Donna to your community so you can offer your generosity to the community You can think of the different ways while you're still of staying safe that you can reach out to others and just share sheer the delight of the day. Share your your feelings. For what a Special Day. It is make cookies for someone. When we have the celebration and in Woodstock the those of you who have been there and those of you who help every single year. No it's we have lots of food that everyone brings and the other temples who visit US Vietnamese Buddhist temples in Chicago who are like a like a brother and sister temples for us. And they're in the Maya tradition and they celebrate with us and we celebrate BASSAC with them. They bring wonderful food and they bring the monastics and they bring The answers they open they open our altar with a beautiful dance and present flowers and we have dragon dancers and we have Indian dancers and be a wonderful short talks and chanting with our local chanting group of life. People and It's then we have a parade through around the square and downtown Woodstock and then everyone comes back to the temple and we have refreshed months and fellowship and It it's A. It's a wonderful day. We get way we get hundreds of people at this event so this year and we cram it all into one day because culture in Buddhist countries. It's usually about a week long. It's a it's a big week long celebration with festivals all over and food and it's all about giving so it's definitely not something we do to raise money. It's something that we do to offer to the entire community and so it's a very special and it's springtime so we always remember. The Buddha was born outdoors and he became enlightened outdoors under a tree. He was born under a tree. He became enlightened and then his death was out in nature and in there in the wilderness. Really outside a really small village under the shade of a Tree. And so it's beautiful to celebrate in the springtime. This this wonderful celebration of important times in the life of the Buddha
New Cases of COVID-19 In World Countries
"Big news over the last twenty? Four hours has been the glimmer of hope surrounding the experimental drug rim desert which shows promise as a treatment for corona virus. And we're gonNA give this news. Its own segment immediately following this top news segment so hold on for that but I I thought it might be worth summarizing the state of things across the globe at the moment without just throwing a ton of numbers at you so in a very broad high level way things look like this. Italy Spain. Germany and France seemed to be effectively. Lowering their curves. Sweden and Canada are still near the peak of their diseases possibly plateauing but need a few more days of data there note. That Britain is sadly on track to surpass. Italy's total for the most number of deaths in Europe absolutely no new cases in both South Korea and Hong Kong over the last twenty three hours. In fact Hong Kong has had no new cases for five straight days and also south. Korea was one of the early places to peak if you'll recall recording nine hundred nine cases on February twenty-ninth alone Vietnam despite its ninety five million person. Population has still not reported a single death. And only two hundred seventy cases meanwhile Sri Lanka has reintroduced a strict twenty four hour curfew as a number of new corona virus. Cases has surged there and Japan will apparently extend its national state of emergency to June as the country is experiencing a second wave of infections in the US again. A very broad way looking at the case number graphs. The number of new cases are trending up in Massachusetts Illinois Maryland. Indiana Virginia Colorado Tennessee and North Carolina things are flats in New York California Pennsylvania Michigan Texas Washington State Rhode Island and Missouri. All of those are off of their some significantly and the states where cases are decreasing New Jersey Florida Louisiana Connecticut Georgia Ohio South Dakota and Idaho and yes this is a a sad statistic to end with the US past sixty thousand official corona virus deaths since we last spoke quoting the Washington Post. The California Police Chiefs Association has told its members that Governor Gavin newsom plans to announce Thursday that all beaches and state parks will be closed effective Friday. The anticipated move follows a weekend in which thousands of people took advantage of warm weather and crowded California beaches in violation of social distancing restrictions in place in the state prompting newsom to warn of the potential of a second wave of the corona virus outbreak and quotes. Dr Anthony Fao. She told CNN last night that the long awaited day where capacity for testing in the US should reach the point where anyone who wants to test can get one is about a month away specifically his quote was hopefully we should see that as we get towards the end of May the beginning of June and quotes and the number of nursing homes reporting cases of covert nineteen in the US has doubled in the past week with more than one in six elder care facilities in the US now acknowledging infections among residents or staff in five states Maryland Massachusetts Connecticut Georgia and New Jersey. The viruses struck majority of nursing. Homes and in New Jersey infections have been reported at eighty percents of the state's nursing homes. Finally this is quoting the New York Times. The british-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement to make and distribute a leading potential corona virus vaccine. The drug developed by scientists at Oxford is now in human trials. The Oxford researchers are at the forefront of the race for vaccine because they had already demonstrated the safety of similar potential innoculations for other viruses that is enabled them to schedule. Human trials of their vaccine that will involve six thousand people by the end of next month. If those succeed the scientists hope to the first few million doses to frontline healthcare workers as early as September the deal with Astrazeneca could help ensure that a potential vaccine is available in the United States and around the world and quote a government run study of Gilead Sciences rim. Devere showed that the drug is effective at treating cove in nineteen the National Institutes of Health announced in a statement. Gilead said that the study had reached its primary endpoint meaning that patients on room desert recovered more quickly than those taking a placebo. Dr Anthony Fauci head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or Niaid told reporters that the data from the trial showed a quote clear cut positive effect in diminishing time to recover and added that this will be the standard of care. We've talked about Rendez. Aveer A lot. In recent shows early data from a trial in Chicago indicated that patients were doing better than expected on the drug than those hopes were somewhat when a study in China indicated that patients taking room does Aveer. Didn't do any better than those in a control group in this in. Isd Study Severe was compared to Placebo in one thousand sixty three patients with neither doctors nor patients knowing who actually got the drug in a statement the NASD said an independent data and safety monitoring board overseeing the trial met on April twenty seventh to review data and shared their interim analysis with the study team based upon their review of the data. They noted that Rendez Aveer was better than placebo from the perspective of the primary endpoint time to recovery. A metric often used in influenza trials. Recovery in this study was defined as being well enough for hospital discharge or returning to normal activity level. Preliminary RESULTS INDICATE THAT PATIENTS. Who received rimmed reservoir? Had A thirty one percent faster time to recovery than those who received placebo specifically the median time to recovery was eleven days for patients treated with remedies aveer compared with fifteen days for those who received. Placebo results also suggested a survival benefit with mortality rate of eight percent for the group receiving Rim desert versus eleven point six for the Placebo Group and quote the FDA is expected to issue emergency use authorization for the drug Gilead the maker of Rim desert also revealed initial results from its own phase three trial of the drug in which it is comparing five day in day courses of treatment. The company found that a five day course is essentially just as effective as a longer course meaning the existing supply of the drug could be used to treat a greater number of patients unlike the NASD study. There was no control group. So the study doesn't speak to reservoirs. Overall effectiveness murder piracy Gilead. Chief medical officer said in a statement unlike traditional drug development we are attempting to evaluate an investigational agent alongside in evolving global pandemic multiple. Concurrent studies are helping
Setting the Scene: Leigh Leigh
"Lays double barrelled name was a happy accident she was born. Lee Rene Me's on July twenty four nineteen seventy five to parents Robin and rub it. This was a tumultuous marriage that only persisted due to their mutual love of their daughter but ultimately ended in divorce when lay was seven years old after her birth parents separated lays mother entered into a defector relationship with a man whose surname was lay. The couple had a daughter in nineteen ninety. Three whom they named Jesse lay wanted to share her youngest sister's surname and love the fact that it would give her a duplicate name. She liked her unique name so much. She kept it after. Her mother ended that relationship rubbing was close to her oldest daughter and took lay aged ten on a two-month holiday to Sri Lanka to experience of familial heritage by Nineteen Ninety. Six Robin and her two daughters had moved to a house on. Fullerton straight in Fund Bay a working class suburb in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Just south of firm Bay was Stockton. Technically suburb of the city of Newcastle. It lay across the harbour mouth of the Hunter River. Meaning anyone. Wanting to get there from Newcastle would aid the half the take a five minute ferry ride or a half hour drive. It's not a solution from the city. Gave stopped and more of a provincial atmosphere within Sheila and close knit community. The township was characterized by low incomes and high unemployment. It was while living in Fern Bay. Robin met local man. Brad Ximan who became lay and Jesse's stepfather lay was a popular handout. Going go into made friends. Easily at both Stockton Primary School and light up at Newcastle High. By Age Fourteen. She had aspirations to become a veterinarian and was well behaved at school but exhibited rebellious straight with her mom and Stepdad in these moments. It was clear she had inherited her mother's strength of character and biological father's single minded determination nevertheless her mother and grandmother regarded Lee as a typical teenager. Who cared deeply for her family. It was a warm spring evening on Friday November. Three nine hundred ninety nine and delay was excited. She was going to her first light. Not Party to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of one of the local boys Jason Robinson. More than fifty us would bain attendance. Mostly he attends students from Newcastle High. But some young goes had received an invitation to Lee was one of them even though she was only fourteen years old Indian year. I this made her feel important and mature. As only a handful of girls her age had been invited. The party was being held at the old north. Stockton Surf Club a popular venue. For such events the one storey red brick building was positioned on a large patch of open lawn with its re facing the Stockton Waterfront. A short walk away by fillets. Mother and stepfather were apprehensive. As the invitation said the Potty was an all night affair from seven pm until dawn it also stipulated. Bring your own. Which suggested that would be alcohol. Presen- that lay had gained persuasive and convinced them that the not could be viewed as a test if she behaved herself and was ready to be picked up at the Surf Club at exactly eleven. Am She would be given more freedom to attend other parties and social events? If she wasn't waiting at the allotted time she would be granted and banned from going to the upcoming dance at Newcastle High. Which late desperately wanted to attend? There wasn't a lot to do. F- attains in the area as the disguised used to be held at the Masonic Cole had come to an end and the local movie house shut down. There were the occasional gatherings at the Surf Club when a fraud not without listened to the local band practice while drinking Biro Cask. One acquired by an older sibling or friend. Otherwise that would all hang out at Roberto's pizza which had arcade games to play les. Social Life until then consisted of going to the movies in Newcastle Roller Skating and hanging out with friends Jason Robinson Sixteenth. Birthday was her first real party and she was going with a couple of girlfriends. She was secretly thrilled to be saying that boy she had a crush on who would be playing in cardinal sin though local band that was the nuts entertainment. She assured her mother that adult supervision had been arranged for the event and that she knew most of the kids at the Party at seven PM rubbing dropped her daughter off at Roberto's pizza. When lay had planned to make her fellow party going friends the three goals would then walk two kilometers to the Surf Club rubbing waved league goodbye and reminded her to be ready to be picked up by her stepfather. Four hours later at the great meeting spot or there would be consequences
Yaakov Lappin: Europe's Refugee Crisis II and the Virtual Caliphate
"Predicted the rise of Islamic state. And where it would establish a caliphate in his book. The virtual caliphate published nearly a decade ago. It's Yaacov Lapeyton military affairs correspondent and analyst research. Associate Bagan sit at center for research studies at Bar. Ilan University and in House analyst with the Miriam Institute. And it's with thanks to Chief Executive Sergeant Benjamin Anthony for making our introduction in nineteen twenty four the last caliphate. An Islamic state as envisioned by the Koran was dismantled in Turkey but in twenty eleven the virtual caliphate outlined an Islamic state that already exist on computer servers around the world used by Islamists to carry out functions typically reserved for physical state like creating training camps mapping out to states constitution and drafting tax laws. His book predicted how Islamists equipped with twenty first century technology to achieve as Seventh-century Vision would upload the virtual caliphate into the physical world. You predicted I. S I did and I even humbly. I predicted that they would establish it in either Iraq or any area where they would find a failure of state sovereignty. I didn't foresee Syria. But I certainly saw the crescent of Iraq area has a place where he's Law mcstay could upload it's vision and absolutely we have seen this transition from the online jihadist world into the physical off-line territorial world you've seen this vision being uploaded and then destroyed by a coalition of Western countries. I look at contemporary history around the world. I'm looking at that terrible attack on this for non-christians is not the same. Inspired idea that they are testing the Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka the Muslims there or are they sending another message is one hundred percent of the same ideology. Salafi Jihadists Salafi jihadists believe that they are in a state of war with the entire world. Where anywhere that does not fall in line with their fundamentalist a vision of how state should be run which is the most extreme of adherence to Islamic law They consider themselves to be municipal war with that place. It doesn't matter if it's an Arab Muslim country that's not religious with them. A Christian country a secular country where Buddhists country and the terrorist cell to carry out this relaxed bombings is perhaps the same Salafi Jihadist ideology that gave birth to al Qaeda and two Islamic. State's Yaacov as you develop these ideas through your research. What extraordinary developments have you found? Well when I was researching the virtual caliphate book which was as you point out approximately a decade ago. I was amazed by first of all how accessible this online activity was was an English. I was being exposed to English. Recruitment chat rooms where a senior Islamist jihadist figures were basically bringing me in British Muslims into their way of thinking and I was alarmed by this by published articles in the times when I was exposing this activity and it also makes me about how how easy it was to get into these foreign taxable. This entire world was these days. I know that things have changed very much so I'm not active in this line of research anymore. But I'm well aware that these chat rooms are encrypted. They're very difficult to enter and they've lowered their profiles so the activities still very much going on very much danger to international security much harder for people who are looking for to find it and get into these four without being spotted by therefore managers now since he wrote the book. We have seen the rise of Islamic state in Iraq and Syria than subsequent defeat and the consequential mass migration of refugees into Europe which has changed the politics of Europe is the gap between the people and their governments in the West bigger than ever in the West. It's hard for me to comment on because I Expertise does not focus on the West. What I can say about migration and how it's going to change Middle Eastern migration to the West. And how could change politics is is? This is just one reason why Middle Eastern refugees are pouring into the West. Another reason is say take the Assad regime. The Assad regime is responsible for millions of Syrians. Leaving the state of Syria. And the fact is that most of these people who are who have emigrated from Syria who who escaped conflict there are Sunnis and they're running away because of the coalition of Shiite Alawites who are waging the war in Syria on behalf of us have basically ethically funds them from their homes through mass murderer and war-crimes so what we're seeing here. Sectarian Warfare Creating wave upon wave of refugees from the Middle East and I think that will destabilize To a certain extent the political systems in the West if it repeat itself C. Another wave which I think is quite likely I mean if I said continues. He's about to launch a major offensive in Italy And if that creates another wave of refugees or if Turkey makes good on its threats to open the gates open the floodgates on Syrian refugees and let them travelling to Europe and we'll see this trend
"sri lanka" Discussed on Brief History Podcast
"Elommal begins when rebels Sink Naval Naval Craft Nineteen Ninety five two thousand one wall rages across northern east players on shrine Ken's holiest excite president. Tamara Conga is wounded in a bomb attack. Suicide attack on the international APP destroys Headlines Line's fleet. Two Thousand and two in February government in Tamil Tigers rebel signed a Norwegian mediated ceasefire uh de-commissioning weapons begins rodent can Jaffna peninsula with Reopens Off Twelve Years Passionate Passenger Flights Tint Jaffna resumed government list spend on Tamil Tigers rebels drop demand for separate state. Two thousand three Eh twice pilots Ceasefire hosts two thousand TRAE may countries. Worst as a fledgling Molin two engine that Dr some four thousand people from the Helms in March renegade Tamil Tiger commanders notice terry net leads spit in rebel movement and goes underground with his supporters. Tiger offensive regained control of the East in December molen. Three thirty thousand people were killed when Sonam the massive wave generates by powerful are quite stated coastal communities two thousand five Jane Roe over the reach with Tamil Tiger rebels to shannavy three billion into Samis Nami a among Chinchillas terminals on Muslims in August state of emergency after four ministers kill Boise's suspected Tamil Tiger assassin November Mahinda wretched PESCA. Prime Minister Time wins presidential elections most tunnels in areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers. Do not vote. She thousand six April a suicide bomber times. The mainland she compounding Colombo killing at least eight people the military launch air strikes on Tamil Tiger targets in August Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces resumed flights northeastern worst clashes. Since two you guys into ceasefire. Government steadily drives Tamil Tigers out of eastern strongholds of the following year in October. Peace talks filed valid in Geneva. She thousand night. January governor impose on two thousand and two ceasefire agreement launching massive offensive. July shouldn't committee says catch the poll in Tamil Tiger naval base of in done to lead to the in two thousand nine January Nova Town Kenan. Health attended by Tamil Tigers as that administration station headquarters President Mahinda Rajapakse Sqi Coz it at unparalleled victory in Rebels to surrender two thousand nine. May Government Declares Tunnel Tigers defeated after army forces overran the patch rebel-held territory noble feast east military says rebel leaders. The Pella Pregnant Khokhran was killed in fighting Tamil. Tiger statement says the great it will lay down his arms will new Tamil Tiger leader Selvarasa pather new captured overseas by Sri Lankan authorities. I post local elections in north governing. Coalition wins in Jaffna on a new young voters back candidates who support Timmel Tigers. Two thousand ten January President Mahinda Escape we elected notch margin April presidents ruling coalition wins landslide. Victory in parliamentary elections. September parliament craves craves constitutional. Change allowing the president to seek unlimited number of terms Oguz. Two Thousand Eleven President says his government will not expiring statements laws in place for most of the past forty years two thousand Twelve Mall U N Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution Virgin Sri Lanka to investigate crimes allegedly committed during the final phase. The decades-long conflict with Tiger rebels shouldn't says the move APP search coach sovereignty. Two Thousand Twelve may former army chief and opposition presidential candidate so roth that is freed up to two and a half years in jail.
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So in the sense that Sri Lanka, you can shop this up to just massive in not worse at ascribe the up to, to this relaunch state, the Indians are just the opposite. Like they're really keeping an eye on these guys. So I if something were to happen in India. I mean it was the Indians gave them the intelligence about this into act, right? So I don't see the Indians leading something like this just slip through their fingers, but is it out of the question or impossible? No. But also each of the Muslim populations. This is what makes Indy, I think a lot more difficult than say. Sri Lanka one is just as geographic space. Right. So she Lanka's is actually a small country. You can go from Colombo about a cola and like two and a half the rose or crappy, but it's a much more navigable small place again, India. If you live in Carolyn, you're Muslim, you have nothing in common with folks. The process. You can't that you even have a common language in many cases. So that makes it very difficult for folks within India, so sort of aggregate. Right. You'll they'll, they'll tend to aggregate along these lines. They don't have a common language, which is why this diaster stuff become so important. Right. 'cause they would ordinarily never meet a Muslim from production, who has a grievance and less. They're hanging out in some diaspora location. So to ask are particularly potent because people that would ordinarily never Mead will meet. Christine fair. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. We've been reaching a whole lot of new listeners recently. And that's thanks to all of you who have been sharing the law, fair podcast on Facebook on Twitter on Instagram. I don't know how you should law fair podcast on Instagram, but you should be and on Pinterest, and on read it and on all those other social media sites that have never even heard of thanks.
"sri lanka" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Tigers were in fact, you know, ferocious ninjas, right? But part of the reason why the international community also missed by the way them stepping up their game and killing provocative, and the, the leader of the tunnel tires until nine is everyone had just written them off. F- is incompetent. And of course, was focused on the global terror. They're looking at Iraq, will Gosden and slowly and quietly, the Chinese were massively expanding the military, not only in terms of their numbers, which massive expanding unprecedented expansion, but also skill transfer. And so the international was equally surprised by provocative, getting two thousand nine so I would not say that they are terribly competent, I'll say that they had a lot of numbers, and they were also very vicious and what we now know just wide scale atrocities were, were perpetrated to get Bachan and the situation in the north is still quite terrible. So I think it's a combination of things one. Brute force is how they got Prabakharan just straightforward. Brute force in, in NASCAR realties. And then the obsession with. Colonizing the north putting military personnel there to try to change the demographic structure of the north became the interest of the state. So I think I think it really was a massive. He can't say an intelligence because they actually had the intelligence. I mean actually Hasha m-, the ringleader was even identified in police reports that this community had given. So is the ultimate intelligence failure. If you have if you're sitting the intelligence and you don't too, so I was really what did they know the community, the Muslim community in Sri Lanka had fingered this relatively small of. Right. We're not talking about a mass MO now a it's a very small movement. A very small community. And in fact, this guy was so extreme that his extremist organization, which he founded kicked him out of his own extremist organization. Right. So this is all spire, exactly. Well, I think it's happened to me. I think. I think I, I think I'm pretty radicalized. So when when the newspaper who is are we know the answer. So he's a small community small portion of a small community in the most radical the radicals, so completely not Representative in the community was consistently saying, we are afraid of this. Now, the reason why the community was a rate of us is that they're not stupid. Everyone told me when I was last long, who was Muslim that they expected the next program to be them in. We're seeing this now. Right. A monday. There were very large series of attacks on Muslim properties and Muslim communities. So they understood that if anything happened, especially to the Senegalese, Buddist community, there would be held the pay, and so they had this natural incentive to, to report this, but not only did they, they do nothing with these reports going back to two twenty sixteen in January. They found. A large weapons cache in public park, and I should have been very serious clue that something was amiss in that wasn't the only I mean, there were, there were multiple large weapons caches and again they didn't put it together. The Indians themselves told them that stuff is gonna go down with this group. And so not only did you have this strategic warning twenty sixteen over the last several months you had increasingly salient reports that something bad imminent is happening. Now as we get to this more imminent said of warnings, the breakdown on the Sri Lankan government is probably the best explanation..
"sri lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And and you know, the perception of the entire community certainly who I mean aunt or extremists. And uninsured since you, you you mentioned that there's been several nights of curfew as well. What is the mood overall injury Lanka because I'm seeing here that the prime minister is also warning that there could be more explosives and militants out there. He denied that he knew of intelligence of more attacks. But having said that he says we keep finding these. I'm guys on the run some of whom carrying explosives with them. And currently a high alert amongst the police stations in Colombo to look out for an explosive-laden van or lorry. So that's an ongoing yesterday. The special task force had to defuse apostle bomb close by to one of churches that were already attacked on Sunday. And there was some detonators found. So there seems to be a lot still out there and. Tell us more about how the Christian communities responding. There are obviously more than three hundred funerals going on some for from for foreign tourists as well. I mean is there a lot of concern amongst the communities are a lot of security around these events. Yes. As a security than today. There was a mass burial especially in the church that was close to the apple too many Gumbo area where more than hundred devotees, you know, what killed so today. Do ring one of these marks. They actually had the the Phelan run Ma close to the church that was a tactic Seth. But one of the threes along that they shouldn't be having such big public gatherings. We know that that, you know, anti safety is sick ah should new. A new show. This this morning. We saw a video that the government released that showed one of the the alleged bombers entering one of the churches wearing a backpack. I'm prior to him entering he stops in will looks like he pats a child on the head, and then walks into the church and subsequently explodes the bomb mean, it is chilling to see and I'm just wondering how this event has really rocked Sri Lanka because the country had been enjoying almost, you know, roughly a decade of relative peace after a violent civil war. I mean is there concern that this could destabilise Sri Lanka? Degradate the days that concerned, so it's a very tense atmosphere right now. But I think the government is trying it's never best to keep people. Come to shrug them of security, and of you know, a piece today even in parliament, the prime minister said more than anything we have to abide going back into law scenario. So certainly as Bari there's concerns because economy also just about rebounding after last year's political crisis. So now concerns back on the metro the economic side of it is where like the security side. A new show own duchy joining us from Colombo Sri Lanka. She's the Colombo bureau. Chief for Bloomberg news anew, SHA. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. We are talking about the latest in what we know as of this broadcast of the coordinated attacks this weekend injury Lanka. Islamic state is claiming responsibility. We also now as a new describe to us have word that there was very significant intelligence available to the Sri Lankan government prior to the attack that the government didn't act upon. So what's your question for what it means that I s or the Islamic state might have been involved in these attacks. What's your question about whether or not she Lanka will be destabilized? We'll be right back. This is on point. This is on point a magnet. Trucker birdie were talking about the latest in this weekend's Easter Sunday, coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka. Let's listen to what the mayor of Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo had to say, this is Rosie's and a Nike Nike speaking to the Associated Press yesterday condemning the bombings that killed more than three hundred people. Would be been gone auspice auspicious days suggests Easter Sunday. The worst seekin, you know, the Lord and at a time like this somebody to come in, you know, destroy humanity..
"sri lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Thank you so much for joining us today. Hi there. Hi. Hi. So first of all tell us. What's the latest that we know about ISIS claim that it is responsible for Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka? Yes. Just concluded a press conference by the prime minister next week. We must sing a an in that he said, yes. Three Lanka will follow up on these claims by of its involvement in Sunday's attacks. But he also said that there had already been some suspicions of ISIS involvement in this. But he was saying that the government is still not fully surgeon watch the global links are to this terrorist attack. But they keep reiterating that certainly has to be international help and involvement in all of this the has to be foreign involvement because of the incredible coordination and scale of the attacks. Correct. At the Lutely, a local jihad is very little local Jihadist group is hardly going to have been able to make this sort of impact at such a huge scale such a well-coordinated. Wave. So they feel an embed being intelligence or also these attacks coming in. So they they keep pointing to the fact that they've got to be outside involvement. Even to the point of the prime minister said maybe they've went overseas and came back having had some training all fighting experience with ISO even that sort of thing. But certainly these are not local jihadis looking alone. So can you tell us more about this intelligence that had been coming into the long can government prior to the attack? I mean, I'm seeing here that even the minister of telecommunications for Sri Lanka put out a tweet saying intelligence officers were aware of a possible attack..
"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 The World Nomads Podcast
"An ancient reservoir in Sri Lanka's north central district, and I'm not going to pronounce that natural punt, nor am I going to pronounce this festival at that you went to, which is a great. Elephants segue. He said it was pretty spectacular, but you had some concerns. So the elephants look, visual visually, it's unlike anything I've ever experienced. Well, the name of it, it's called the Asala para Hera my politics. I've said that Rome probably better than. Did you want to crack down and it's a, it's a massive parade with traditional musicians and dances, and you have these elephants in these amazing jeweled costumes. But yeah, it's a bit difficult to see those elephants. Some of them didn't look entirely comfortable with the noise and the and the lab music and the crowd around him. So that for me was a little bit a bit difficult to process also be difficult to explain when you're traveling with a child, why that's okay. And k. K. wrapped up trip family trip on combat. Negombo was interesting place for us. It had a dock vibe, doc energy, and I think it's to do with the fact that it's has been known for child prostitution that and the fact that there is a lot of Catholic imagery in the town kinda gave it a David Lynch, sort of doc feel the like imagery that you speaking visit hangover from Portuguese. Yes. So sort of remnants from, I guess, e. Portuguese settlers came to this little fishing town. Yeah, by the coast and you're saying not only is known for child prostitution, but I actually feel have signs seriously warning of it. Yeah, in some places, hotels have signs saying that they, they don't encourage them. They don't support it sort of activity and we'll call it call it out. So what would you say to families that wanted to travel to sherline? From my personal experience, there are very few experiences. In life that have been enhanced by the addition of a four year old, three Lanka. Sri Lanka was amazing. It's a family friendly country. Apart from these area, we'll that brings us to the end of our episode featuring Sri Lanka, but the entity quiz question the native plant that has created trade with Sri Lanka, fa centuries, dating back to about two thousand BC when this product was imported into Egypt, talking about cinnamon. Oh, it's native to Celente. And so to that whole spice tried and everything. We, I mean win on during times during medieval times, the Europeans had no idea where it came from because the people he tried to kick the destination sacred. Yeah, because they wanted to monopolize. The tried to them might up also fantastic stories about it came from the NIST of birds which flew to some strange omlund collected and things. So it was a mystery for centuries. But of course it was the impetus for as far. As western civilization goes for all that sort of exploration and throughout southeast Asia and the duchy Cindy's. Cool. Also gonna say marijuana. Because that's been around sprinkle that on your fate as well. Or Dan, like we'll NYMEX podcast from chains all the goodwill podcast app, and you can come tax us by emailing podcast dot com. What is next? We are featuring another amazing nomad, but this it's a couple. He swapped living in an RV for sailing the world in a catamaran. Please take me with you and by the word moments. Royal boundaries.
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"The mother of your child mother of my child run through the experience for you guys. So we got to the train station. There's not a lot of sinus. Lots of people waiting for the train. First attempt train pulled into the station. We jumped on because we would came to get a seat because we were travelling with my daughter whose voice old just before the train leaves the station. I work out that we're on the wrong train. So grab bags, grab kid, hop off, the train, wait for the next train. Take to the sign. You run the room trying. I asked someone of is strangling goal and he's like, no, this is not going to go. And I was like, 'cause she was down the end of the carriage and it's like hop off. This is not the train. When the right train came came, came along, we were bit slow, didn't get a seat. So we Beck set on the floor with Ashley in the doorway. And I was standing next to a baggage because of concern for the safety of our of our baggage did not do that to you? Yes. All right. Travel safety. You know? I was. I was aware I was not alarmed. Yeah, man. Man. So Beck had an amazing experience. She watched the countryside go by, you see, it's coastal you positive villages. There are people doing the things that of daily life scenes of daily life in Sri Lanka, and she had this. Amazing moment rarely. And she, she thought about live and wishing when it to be sort of setting five goals. And I was there having a very different experience with the baggage. I've got my hired, you miss. And what of a four year old on a train I, she was. She was sitting with Beck little Ashley, and I, I like to think she had a good time to. Yeah, speaking. If your daughter, you said that there is a place that you would go to that you would not take children to was this part of the safari or this? The safari experience is not something I recommend with a small child cooking. Remember you saying that to us, the look, it's it's, I think the attraction for us was to bring Ashley to, you know, the the natural habitat of these animals into elephants in the wild, and we thought that that was the attraction. But the reality is it's it's very, very hot. These safaris going for hours and hours there is, you know, as as it should be, there is no guarantee that you will see anything. Yeah. And so for you know, four year old, yeah. Can be can be difficult. We, we, we, we saw family sort of getting off the trucks and kids crying and parents about the strangle each other because dad wanted to see a race sort of cheetah, leopard or whatever rethink the the safari thing, if you have little kids. Yeah, Sri Lanka's safari. Never put those together. So clearly three Lanka. If I'm correct, if I'm wrong, you can edit this out has Has not. not. As the I think is home to the world's biggest mass migration of elephants that also have gathered this watering hold at what watering hole this time of year. And it's it's a magnificent side. I didn't care if you're wrong. Sounds great. And Felix earlier in the episode to spoke about Phil, when he was running driving with someone to wild elephants on the side of the right, yes, we saw a bit of that. So that's, that's the other thing I wanted to say for Ashley, we could be driving down the road somewhere and an elephant just sort of rocks up to the side of the car, and that's quite different to being a bumpy for four hours to see the same thing can I migration is called the gathering the gathering him for centuries, hundreds of elephants descend on the shoals of.
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"So I'm going to have to throw it to you. So don't ruin anything all side, the wrong thing. Yet there's a, there's a few different bits coming out, which is which is super excited. The the main one is an ammos giveaway, which was actually when I was on a flight to Sydney, I was trying to myself have had a few drinks and I didn't not myself footsie off these featuring had a genius idea would just to basically give give. Away older, my animals. A lot of shitty as they keep one fight, you stop, but it kind of comes around in a in a full circle to the whole thing is to, you know what we do with with holiday swap. We want to inspire Trump who we wanna make it more accessible. You wanna make cheaper. You know a few people turn around said, why not give it away? Ammos not using them, and it's about enough to fly around the world three times. So just seeing the response from the reaction from people who just got so excited thinking about putting themselves in the mindset of where they could go, they could see was exactly on of walk. I really wanted to to achieve that with during a bunch of other exciting stuff as well. Particularly through holidays while I'm giving away another pair of flights to someone, anyone that kind of just let me know through through its James asking travel is is by spam yet just hit me up wherever and comment. So in slide into the d Adams, if you wish everything will be safe, everything you need to know about James and holiday what will be in the show notes. I'm sure you've heard me say before at will. Match. We don't just told the toke we actually walk it and Phil, you can't help, but being spun to travel when you're editing rotting, posting filming or recording these awesome travel stories on my one last is increasing all the time. Well, you'll going to easily next year him off shortly on little micro adventure to funnel coins, land. This man, social media. Simone is Hank. Recently recently went to Sri Lanka. Thanks for having me. Oh, as they say in Sri Lanka is to he's pulled the language. Praises? Did you learn how to say it was important thing? So thank you is to. Most you get around with English. So the things I'd like to NS. Sorry. Thank you. Yeah, yeah, the Polat big. Yeah. Yeah. So won't be thoughts on Columba because giants who was earlier in the podcast wasn't a fan. I didn't expect to like Columbus much as I did from from what I've read. I only book tonight the city's chaotic, but the little pockets of charm. And I wish we had more time to sort of dive into those pockets. What would have chummy there's an iconic hotel, the Gulf ace hotel, which is right next to the Gulf ace green, which is an interesting area because what happens in the evenings when the weather's will be cooler. Lots of young people come out. They fly kites, these little eateries sort of food stole type things. Beautiful. So the little things like that in Colombo that are really interesting as traveling. This is like at central park is this is the hence said Haith. To them. Yes. Central park by the beach. You know, sun going down a tropical sort of that sort of balmy tropical evening heaps young people out. Let's lovers. It's. It's a published book for local lovers, and that's okay. Yeah, it's all good on the Gulf as green. Well, Dylan's about the train ride one night in Colombo which you regret, which he regrets counseling. You would love to explore that a little further. So you took a trying to to go so firms Asari firm Colombo with took a train down to goal. Right? Okay. The icon hotel in Columbus called the Gulf ace hotel? Yeah, the train trip. I had a very different experience to my partner..
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"What is it better? What do you find? What do you find is the thing that makes the connection? I think the simplicity of things I'm normally because they don't see me as Norma tours who has pockets full of money. It's they're just interested. Why lives is lifestyle and it's it's not a mount materialistic things. It's not about money. It's just they want to offer me a t to sit down with me in heaven creek, shut. Even those language sometimes is it barrier? And I think that's the beauty of it that even though we cannot communicate verbally. In detailer perfectly still managed to find what is to get along. Then out your community aid. We use our hands at safe and it's just I just feel comfortable with people. Head could Tate in Sri Lanka. He's doing the team. Good. I actually don't because they put so much sugar that have made. Oh, thank Tepa. But I don't know how many foods sugar they put in it. So I actually stay right from the most of the time at night. I prefer the coconuts by far so I have coconut at least one every day and but sometimes I, yeah, I have have key when I'm just like my sugar levers that done. And I'm tired of benign for Cup of tea, but otherwise it doesn't really taste back t and not have should remind you decide that thought, no Suga most of the time leaders of key. Like for example, again, the college we get, we get four times t t heads his fake Barry weather, just pull the TI in its pre prepared. So yeah, you can't. Sometimes you can ask when you go to small restaurant or smart shop, you can ask for ninety like good t- but otherwise, yeah, it's always have some you running to tape. Taishin. He just grab a couple of Lay's draw him off yourself. Yeah, yeah. You could actually slept in a lot of people Tyson's because normally in the morning, this is sitting in the t and it's just so beautiful waking up in like you cannot see anything except agreed. Lush green tea leaves name varmint failing pristine beaches and through to the mountains, van vitamin that safe. Yes, but Litwin is a big problem. If you go food more populated areas and the beaches of full of litter, they on really have so how to keep the night as it's supposed to be like even in the college here, like sometimes it's very dirty end, you can smell it. And then with the heat and humidity, it doesn't take long until you can smell basically every every item of litter. And that's the sad part of it. You mentioned the tell us about. The work that you doing in Sri Lanka because you not just running in aiding coconuts, you're actually doing. Yes. So my role is here basically to bring people from the various ethnic backgrounds to get. So what I do here, it's college. I teach Noman civic education. So this morning I just had a gun in class where I just told them about different landing techniques. But my main role is like I organized exchange programs between dips and I'm colleges an NFL something you could have done ting a dozen years ago because that's the basis of the entire conflict. Right? Yeah, that's correct. So the civil war ended in two thousand nine. And since then it's been relatively each story by that. You can save a lot of residences and tensions between the different ethnic groups. But a lot of times it's because they've actually the people have never interacted with other people for visits, ethnic groups. And that's why I think such exchange balloons quite sensible, just said to bring the David together and actually see, they're basically the same people. It's just said they have different beliefs, but they some of them have the same interest, thankfully, eat most of the time, the same foods much the same. I think that's how you can just show the people. It doesn't matter what religion you have for what you believe in it. Just you can make friends with anyone. Nina sham runs. I Dix of volunteer and travel brewed company where you can get amongst the culture by taking pot in for ethical volunteer abroad programs at the same time, developing yourself and making you fringe during travel..
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"Around this time this video was going viral hundreds of kilometers away near another city called candy a buddhist truck driver got into a traffic altercation with a group of muslims they beat him severely and a couple of days later he died a new round of rumors started to go around that this guy had been killed because he was a buddhist and that it was part of this muslim uprising and plot to wipe out the goodest majority buddhist gangs rioted following the death of a truck driver and set muslim own homes and businesses on fire within a day or two they had fanned out to several towns victims are muslims they are beaten the shopping bone and seven have lost a life both in muslim dominated eastern salunke as sri lanka's holiest stone candy dozens of people were left homeless and pushed into internally displaced person camps twentysevenyearold guy named abdel basset was trapped in his parent's home trying to help them escape and burnt down a young man's body was found in a burned out building on tuesday and it was right after that the government declared a state of emergency and shutdown social media access throughout the country sri lanka's declared a state of emergency amidst violence against the muslim community in sri lanka is being deployed to the city of candy curfews imposed after muslimowned homes and businesses with damaged in the police have been deployed to stem the violence and the thorndike's have blocked social media in some areas.
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"Did right after getting the big lecture from some guide who showed us all his scars from this horrible cobra bite and i thought i need to touch it sri lanka i was in sri lanka and here's my second question how come you're so stupid we're friends now you what are you thinking touching a cobra as your friend i think cobra could swing around and snap at you and you you could have died so that's hey you're sitting here i'm alive so so even the dumbest move be rewarded by god with grace and you're learning something that people will see with this cobra is we didn't just touch i didn't touch it we also this cobra was so angry that it would strike at your shadow if your shadow moved in front of it it would smack it's face think that has to do with and i think that has to do with the outrageous stupidity of serpents well we also we also played with the cobra with water balloons i gotta say so cobras tiny head we did i mean it has fun had fun too.
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