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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:38 min | 5 months ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Emma Nelson 7 47 here in London, 8 47 in Paris. Now large demonstrations have been taking place in cities around the world over the past few days in protest at Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Canada, which is home to the largest Ukrainian population outside Ukraine and Russia thousands of demonstrated in cities across the country and Monica's bureau chief in Toronto Thomas Lewis was at the rally in Toronto on Sunday, and heard from some of those, asking them why they'd chosen to join in. Maybe a trade Ukraine. And now they don't want to admit they don't want to make a full scale. They don't want to shut down sweet and now they're talking about just cutting off sweet just for a couple of banks. It's not going to change anything. They betrayed Ukraine. International community definitely should protect the air in Ukraine. Without a doubt. And swift, that's like minimal. They can do. That's no Canadian or no western person will die if they just cut off sweet. But it will be significant damage to the economy of Russia. But better than that, they should protect the air over Ukraine. We will be able to deal with Russians if air will be protected. Even if it's not protected, we will be killing we are. We will be dealing and destroying their planes, but we need support from the west. We are from the nets from the nears. People republic. They stole my city. I can not go back. I'm not going to let them do the same thing to my country. I haven't been back to my hometown for 8 years because of Russia. And now they're trying to do the same for the whole country. We should not let them do it. With the world should help Ukraine. This is a time. It's now a it's just now help Ukraine, please. My grandparents all came from Ukraine. I was born here, but I really feel that everyone in Ukraine is my family. There's a lot of descendants that I have. Citizens are making more cocktails and also other industries are making them now too. And I can't even imagine myself like throwing one making one, but I've learned the resilience of Ukrainian people. I learned in myself and realized where I come from and we're all just ready to stand up and bear arms and you learn fast. You learn quick. Learn how to shoot a rifle, learn how to defend yourself, stand up in front of a tank, and I'm just so proud of them. I realized that respond to nuclear state is always very hard at must be waiting. It's very hard. But I think world comes to realization that doing nothing will not stop Putin. And as he now threats, he actually put his strategic nuclear forces on extra alert, basically his threatened world is nuclear war. And it's not because world threatened him just because I think because he's just a crazy old man. He's out of his mind completely. And the wars just can not do nothing because doing nothing encourage Putin to do even more damage to Ukraine to Europe to the world itself. Do nothing is not an option. And that was Monaco's Thomas Louisa reporting from Toronto finally on today's show. It's time to take a look at the Russian economy. Over the last few days, we've seen widespread sanctions put in place by the west, designed to stifle Russia, but what impact are these policies having so far? Well, earlier we heard from hossack Lee, makiyama, his director of the European center for international political economy, who had this update. The individual sanctions are pretty symbolic. We know for a fact that Putin and foreign minister Lavrov unlikely to have any savings in EU banks. And so the cabinet members and the commander in chief who have also been sanctioned. But what we are basically looking at is a massive asset free of Central Bank foreign exchange reserves, which is somewhere around €600 billion. This is basically Russia's war chest. And this is actually the world's fourth largest foreign exchange reserves. And which would have lost well for Russian economy at least a year to keep the economy going without actually getting any revenues in. So effectively by seizing somewhere around between 40 and 50% of the foreign exchanges that are in western controlled banks and other deposits. Means that basically the timeline or the deadline of Russia has been effectively halved. And this is a significant step, of course. And in addition to the removal of at least three banks in Russia, who will be disconnected from swift. That was possibly makiyama there. Well, let's hear now from Helen Morrissey, senior pensions and retirement analyst at Hargreaves lansdown. Good morning. Helen, just tell us while the fighting is continuing the Russian economy has been rocked by sanctions. And so we're going to see a really, really big effect from these sanctions, whilst basically happening is that Russia is kind of being disconnected from the world's economy. People just aren't doing business and pushing anymore. So we've seen banque assets being frozen. They companies, I'm using BPs. And as an example, termination relationships with Russian companies, we're also seeing individuals have the sanctions placed against them, the most they should leave. We've seen the decision to remove Russia from the swift network, which is something that's described as like almost like a financial artery, allowing cross border transactions between financial institutions. Now, Russian uses this a lot of Brits oil and gas business. And if they can't access swift, it makes it very, very difficult for them to continue to do business. And when do we actually see these sanctions beginning to bite economically to Russians? We've already seen a run on the banks as people are worried that their money is going to be absolutely worthless, very soon. Yeah, I mean, I think we are already seeing the impact of that as you say that the ruble has trumbull to that is having a massive impact on the savings and purchasing power of Russian people. We've also seen treasury increases almost over doubling to 20%. Now, if you are a saver, that school, but what if your service isn't any kind of debt, mortgages, there's lots of concern amongst the Russian people about being able to access the money. We're seeing queues a bank for people wanting to withdraw their money. If this happens a lot, that could cause problems that are banks themselves. There's also concerns about the price of food going up, you know, because you potentially see panic buying offset items as people look to stockpile ahead of price prices. Are you surprised at the speed of Russia's isolation? And the absolute global response that's happened. And yeah, I'm very surprised by just how quickly this has happened because there was a lot of discussion because you wishes key card here is the it is a massive global supplier of oil and gas. And so either we're concerned. For instance in the UK, we are not that reliant on Russia. For instance, Germany are. And so the concerns, the some EU countries, for instance, wouldn't want to disconnect your shift from the swift network because they don't want to see their oil and gas supply to short days. So it's actually amazing to see swift kind of reaction globally to standard want to make these sanctions. And how much are we looked at the likes of Shell and BP are now out of investments in Russia and in a European depositors are fleeing spare bank. How much.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:22 min | 6 months ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"All provinces and territories. After speaking with opposition leaders, the federal government is invoked the emergencies act to supplement provincial and territorial capacity to address the blockades and occupations. I want to be very clear. The scope of these measures will be time limited geographically targeted as well as reasonable and proportionate. To the threats they are meant to address. The emergencies act will be used to strengthen and support law enforcement agencies at all levels across the country. This is about keeping Canadians safe, protecting people's jobs, and restoring confidence in our institutions. That was the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, let's get the latest now from Monaco's Toronto bureau chief Thomas Lewis. Thomas good morning to you. Firstly, why have these powers been invoked? Well, it's an unprecedented move, these powers haven't ever been invoked by a Canadian government before Marcus since they were drawn up and put into law in the 1980s. They do reflect really the seriousness in which a prime minister Justin Trudeau and his government. And our viewing these ongoing plaques were about almost two and a half weeks in since the so called freedom convoy first rolled into Ottawa for example. And there's a real concern that the way that prevention and city authorities have been able to deal with these protests, the blockade, as it's now being called by the government so far, really has been mismanaged the laws that are available to police haven't been haven't been enforced and that they're really is now a sense that this is going on for far too long and that there was a real threat to national security by allowing these blockades just to remain in place. In Alberta yesterday, just as an example, police there seized a really large cache of arms, guns, and machete, body armor, they arrested 11 men who are described by them as local media there as having sort of militant intentions and willingness to use force against police. So there is a real sense that the longer this goes on, the more unpredictable it gets and potentially the more dangerous it gets to. So it is an unprecedented move. It will likely have lasting implications both for politics and Canada broadly, but also for Justin Trudeau, the prime minister himself. But the reason that he invoked it yesterday was just gives you a sense of how serious now the federal government feels that this is. More about those special powers Trudeau may use. Now what's happening next? Well, as you heard him say there's he announced it, and it was a very sober announcement. And he was very clear to say that this was a targeted measure. This is a federal act so it does cover the entire country. And there are some provinces, for example, Saskatchewan and Alberta and Quebec. The premieres of those provinces have opposed the imposition of this emergencies act, but it does cover the whole country and Trudeau is at pains to stress that this would be used in a targeted and a time limited way. I think perhaps the most significant, the parts of this that will have the most impact are the financial ones, Christy of Freeland, the deputy prime minister and the finance minister here. She announced a series of measures. For example, saying that banks would now have power that wouldn't need legal authority if you like to be able to freeze the accounts of the companies of the trucks that are involved in the blockades. She also said that insurance companies would now deny insurance to those vehicles as well, which would mean that they wouldn't be able to cross the border, for example, if you are a trucker cross border trucker, those things will have a very tangible effect very, very quickly. And the hope is that something quite sort of grassroots like that in the logistics of trucking, if you like in the logistics of the protest too, that that will really be a big driver to try and break up these blockades and send the truckers who remain back to where they came from. Is there a certain level of controversy now? Is there broad support for these special powers means the druid did mention in his speech that he had consulted opposition parties? He had now it's a very big move there. So obviously it's been something that Trudeau himself is describing as a last resort, but I think there's a reason why this has never been invoked before. In that it describes the state of national emergency that some legal scholars debated whether this current the blockades of Ottawa and other parts of the country, whether they met that legal threshold. The new Democratic Party on the left of the spectrum here, they did show their support. The Conservative Party is in a more tricky position because they at various points during this have both shown their support for the truckers, but then also told them to go home. So for Trudeau, there are lots of commentary about how long-lasting the impact of this might be, whether it might be sort of spun into a sort of government overreach idea in the years ahead. But the reality on the ground is is that Ontario here where I'm sitting and talking to you, Marcus, it itself invoked a state of emergency on Friday, giving police lots of new powers, but then we saw over the weekend in Ottawa, for example, the protests grew that laws aimed at stopping the supply of fuel, for example, to the truckers, those laws were not being forced by police to appear to just be sort of standing around as the protests grew. So there's this big question as to the fact that this now gives police and other authorities much more tools if you like at their disposal. The real question is is when they'll use them because that's been the real issue so far. Monaco's Thomas Lewis there, thank you very much.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:07 min | 6 months ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Police in Ottawa say volatile and determined demonstrators remain in Canada's capital after nearly two weeks of protests. Ottawa is under a state of emergency in a bid to contain the trucker led rally, but authorities there are facing criticism over their failure to control the protests. A new report by UK parliamentarians has found that firms across the country have been hit by increased costs paperwork and border delays as a result of Brexit. The report by the public accounts committee found costs for businesses had risen and trade had fallen as a result of leaving the EU. And the Oscar nominations for 2022 are out with the likes of the hand of God Spencer and the Bond thriller No Time to Die receiving nominations for top awards. You can hear monocle 24s interviews with the teams behind all three films by heading to monocle dot com for a slash minute. Those are today's headlines back to you, Marcus. Thank you very much. Carlos. As we were just hearing in the headlines, police in the Canadian capital auto were still attempting to tackle what they have called volatile and determined, demonstrators. Monaco's Thomas Lewis joins us now from the Canadian capital good morning too to what is the latest today? Are you still hearing honking over there? We're not hearing honking. We haven't for the second night in a row, Marcus, the injunction that was put in place earlier this week by a court here in Ontario has kept the knights fairly silent the relief of a lot of residents. Here in Otto. And we have heard a ramping up of the rhetoric, as you mentioned in your introduction markers by the police who have stated that they are increasing the number of tickets that they're giving to truckers. There are some questions, however, about some of the policies the police have said that they've put in place and whether they're actually being enforced. For example, the supply of fuel to the truckers, there was some commentary yesterday that some trunk has said that they brought lots of fuel with them from their corners of the country and that they had enough fuel to just idle in the center of otter for about 12 days more. Now the police have made it an offense to supply fuel to the truckers in Ottawa, but there have been images I even saw with my own eyes when I drove in on Monday night. Cans of cans of fuel being delivered being carted through with little carts through the center of the city. So I'd say it's still fairly tense, but it doesn't seem right now that the appetite to depart is really very real at all for many of the truckers who are still blockading the capital city here like. Are these protesters and the officials in any discussion terms? There have been cause for the federal government to appoint a mediator what's happening with that. It's interesting. So prime minister Justin Trudeau for quite some time has stated that he is opposed to meeting with the organizer of the protesters. And I don't think that some faction of the protests have made that any more likely yesterday we saw for example the withdrawal of this demand of an effective coil to overthrow the government of Justin Trudeau and create some sort of ad hoc coalition between the governor general and Mary Simon and factions of the protesters. Now, of course, Justin Trudeau was reelected by the people of Canada, only last September. And that created a pretty unpalatable feeling for a lot of people too. The level of authority that these protesters felt that they have. There have been cause by the leader of the Conservative Party to join together with all of the party leaders she's written to the prime minister to request a meeting on how to bring this forward. I think the balance in line now for Justin Trudeau is how you maintain a firm hand, but also how you don't inflame issues further. And I think as this becomes a more acute national political issue, we saw one of Justin Trudeau's own MPs, for example, yesterday break ranks on the vaccine policy that his government stands by. You know, that would be the balancing act, I'd say going forward Marcus. Now the focus has been very much in auto, but what's happening in the rest of the country? Are these protests spreading? While the two most serious other incidents I suppose is the closure of the ambassador bridge, that links the U.S. city of Detroit and the Canadian city of Windsor. That was blockaded by supporters of the truckers here in Ottawa on Monday evening. Now, it is the busiest land crossing in all of North America. It's an really important one for the exchange of people and goods every single day between Canada and the United States. The mayor of Windsor yesterday told the Canadian media that this really couldn't be allowed to go on for very long. They have reopened parts of it as far as they can see, but then throughout the afternoon yesterday, other parts were closing to a similar blockade in the village of near the village of coots in Alberta, which connects Alberta and the U.S. state of Montana. That still is a big sort of issue too, with police trying to finally clear protesters there with some people saying that actually some of those protesters don't really know why they're there. So it is spreading across the country. And if it does start affecting for longer periods, these very crucial trade routes, of course with all the other supply chain issues that are still an issue, both for the United States and for Canada than actually that will take on its own character, I think, in how you ease the blockades there. Well, let's continue now with the Lucas awards Canadian papers are writing about these processes. Monica's foreign editor Adam Rasmus originally from Canada enjoys me now in the studio to look at the Canadian press. Welcome to the program. What has the coverage been like so far? The coverage has been pretty good. It's been interesting to see a number of articles, both in the Canadian media and the international media. One thing that really caught my eye was an opinion piece in the Toronto star from Reed Russ neck, just looking at how the there's been a bit of a failure in terms of the police enforcement on the protests..

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:36 min | 10 months ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Finally today, the Welsh government has announced a drive to persuade more young adults to stay in their homeland. It follows concerns that the percentage of working age citizens is dropping to worrying the low levels. So why do young Welsh people leave to pursue careers elsewhere and what could be done to bring them back? Well, we thought we'd put this to the test with three members of Monaco's Welsh contingent a great one who all grew up in Wales, but now live elsewhere. Monaco's Rhys James is based at our London headquarters behind the glass as I speak, and has been hearing from our Toronto bureau chief Thomas Lewis, and our Hong Kong bureau chief, James chambers. So I should start by saying, bori da Thomas a good morning. And to James in Hong Kong last waiter or good evening? Good evening Reese. That's my father. Thomas, let's start with you. This Welsh government initiative. Do you think it's broadly going to positive? Is it what needs to be done to persuade more people to stay in Wales? I think it broadly is quite positive, actually, because I think this is quite an interesting time for whales. Obviously if you go back to the Brexit referendum, I think there were only 5 parts of the country that voted to remain in the EU and the rest. Voted to leave. And I think, you know, that sort of created this sense that, you know, maybe there was a sense for majority of voters at least back then kind of wanting different direction. Obviously, the government in charging Cardiff wasn't for Brexit in the spoken quite publicly about how it's been managed from London and the effect in very tangible ways. That's having on all parts of Wales. You know, I think what else has issue may be for a long time has been the economy's been skewed to the public sector. So I believe that the national health service, the NHS is still the largest employer in Wales. And jobs like teaching and other public sector jobs like those are still the dominant ones. And I think, you know, I've always had a sense every time I've gone back to visit I'm from just outside Cardiff. So going back to Cardiff and seeing kind of the way that city has changed since I was young. I mean, you can definitely see there is this sense of entrepreneurialism that exists in Wales. And I think, you know, this plan that we've heard announced by the finance ministry in Wales, you know, to try and bring about more of that. I think will be essential if people want to look at Wales and see the possibilities can unfold there and that you can create a quality of life for yourself. That actually would be akin to say the adventure of someone like London, for example, as and I think, you know, perhaps when you're a nation of size of Wales, perhaps, you know, the level of ambition, the level of wanting to push new boundaries and things, maybe isn't as keen perhaps. I don't speak out of place here, but maybe it isn't as keen given that you have sort of England, the big powerhouse right next door with all of those opportunities there. But I think one thing just finally Reese, I'd say, is that, you know, I spoke to Mark Drake for the first minister of Wales, a few months ago from monocle 24. I thought it was interesting his characterization of the way Wales has experienced the pandemic actually. And I think that he said that it gave him a sense that, you know, people in Wales do actually kind of realize quite a keen way now that Wales is a very distinctive place and distinct place and the way that the pandemic, for example, is handled in Wales, was pretty different to the way it was handled in other parts of the UK and that perhaps has given kind of a different sense of pride or identity that I think could perhaps be something to be tapped into in a proposal.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:44 min | 11 months ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"This is two thousand and two thousand nine gnome was going out the world. The world was beating k. We were basically making an awful lot of cake and Buying an awful lot of dogs. Because dog apparently is the is the outstanding number of outstandingly used word of of of british broadcasting. The last Twenty isn't quite. It's quite sweet. Actually when you look at the words dog cake birds. Nhs vaccine picnic and cancelled. They are really relevant. Timely words aren't they for the period. No one really wants to think about climate change when we were all sitting at home wondering if if we stepped outside will be we'll be attacked by covert. I'm not that surprised by that disappointed. I wonder whether however this year when we have cop. Twenty six coming. We've got a lot of climate change banana bread as well haven't we but we'll see which wins for twenty twenty one. I suppose there's less so in our household. I think thank you very much indeed. Simon broke here on the globe list. It's time to look ahead to next. Monday's snap federal elections in candidate. The latest opinion poll suggests that justin trudeau will regain a small lead in. What's become an incredibly close race. Well all week bureau chief in toronto. Thomas lewis has been profiling each of canada's main party leaders and assessing how this snap election campaign has played out for each of them so far we today today. Turn our attention to the leader of canada's third largest national party the left leaning md and the charismatic leader. Jack meet sink thirty five. This.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Nobody at all twitter here have a new typeface as listeners may have read or indeed squinted while wondering if they had somehow become suddenly drunk. Twitter last week unveiled an irritatingly. Jaunty new font called chirp as is traditional on such occasions everyone then use their twitter feeds to complain about the alteration to this free service which nobody has to use. Twitter has since made some adjustments to its new look which given the dynamics which propel social media has resulted in more complaints Rather than less nothing first of all to the issue at hand did you have any thoughts or feelings as a to use vis-a-vis chirp mystics. i was in multicolored. Took a twitter. Hiatus ten days so when i got back i kinda miss the initial on my god. What's happened to client noticed. Something had changed. And then i started reading things about. The font. hasn't caused me headaches or anything like that. I don't feel strongly either way. But i know that when it comes this kind of stuff. It's twitter so you're going to have very extreme opinions regardless like i was just gonna say of all the things about twitter that caused me headaches. It's not it's not the fault. I did have the thing of it literally changing right in front of neue though while i was reading something which was very strange. That sort of double-take thing looking at the label of your drinking and slapped aside of your laptop and this is this is going to be one of those things you'll see like it's going to be a huge deal for everybody on twitter for about a week a month from now. No one's gonna remember it happened. I know because. Actually i love this story. Because we started with afganistan and people try to save their lives and fleet for misery and then we come to kind of good comfort zone of face world. I won't we have completed. Alpha matic journey to the first world. Yes and now you know. The phone gives me a headache. As you say you wait the five tweets in the morning when you wake up and you have a headache all ready for the rest of the day and you think it's different i. To be honest. I didn't even realize i didn't have from the previous one from this one. I do feel sorry though nowadays. Anybody who has to design the visuals of anything. Because i think it's a moment when you realize how instinctively conservative most people are because the overwhelming response to any change of almost anything like. Oh god it's terrible. I hate it. And i think instagram a while back had quite a big revamp And then it had another one when it moved the add photos. Every ease instagram. Not much so but they rearrange and there was a lot of outrage about bar. So i think i think it's just because people are on it everyday and they used to just doing this one thing so and suddenly you have to like readjust but yeah i is is kind of weird again. Every woman to isolate sony people on twitter perpetually angry the another thing for them to be angry about Yeah i do think. Popular rage has possibly expanded to fill the space made available for its expression. We all see counter intuitively. I you're able to recall ever any particular thing whether anything you like. A thing of which you phoned that underwent a revamp or redesigned. And you thought. Wow that's great. That's totally improved. Everything on really glad they did it. I i usually don't mind if you think about again. Show how shallow we know when football teams changed their their bat always prompt absolute blonde. I i think you could change national flags and coats documents. Yeah and think about how much you know you go on twitter or any other social. You know we don't like this our tradition while you don't play with the red door. Why in other sister. that's important iphone. Updates a genuine. Wow some of them are when they're not lychee iphone updates on like the kind of interface when it moved from that kind of was it already is old old one and then also without your phone like the cameras improving. I think people tend to like that So those grades. I think people like but yeah. I didn't think social media is one of them. They like to build up to a an upbeat note to sign our panel off on. I think we can at least all agree that this revamped redesigned reimagined multiple daily has been an outstanding success in absolutely every respect nodding bachelor hunt and yossi mickelberg. Thank you both for joining us now. In the last installment of this week series looking at upcoming merrill elections across the north american continent we head back to canada. And specifically to calgary in alberta monaco's bureau chief in toronto thomas lewis spoke to keri tate a correspondent at the calgary bureau of canada's national globe and mail newspaper who assesses for a crowded field.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Networks. Algae medical officers being conversation than webinars and so on with countries are the globe. Venite had compensation myself. I spoke not long ago with the president of basque country in spain. In lop said the conversation was about him. Wanting to know how we had managed to nation program here how we had navigated away to the different vaccines but are available the different processes by which they are approved for use for different parts of the population and so on so i think there has been i mean transform. Ow swear did the extent to which we've been able to make all program effective. And what i minister would you say has the pandemic done to the idea of evolution or the idea of theft government in wales so one of the things. The bananas undoubtedly don is to make people. In wales more aware of the fact that though is decisions for wales are made entirely in wales and by people elected by people in wales now my conclusion and this is not conclusion that is shared by everybody. Is that the time they make has also demonstrated the advantages to wales being part of the wii dwarf united kingdom because many of the ways in which we have been able to navigate away who these challenges how being because you have the force of the whole of the united kingdom for example in the purchase vaccines in a globally competitive market. If you're buying behalf of sixty million people you will have more clout in market. And if you'll buying on behalf of three million people so my conclusion as is that the pandemic tells us that strong and entrenched de-evolution a successful united kingdom remains the best formula for wales. But there is a lot to do and this powered prior to the pandemic highlighted by the pandemic. There is a lot to do to make sure that there is machinery across the united kingdom that allows its four component pods to come together and cooperate. Win one another on the basis of power t of participation and regularity and reliability of engagement mind view is that the experience of the pandemic house being that too often. The uk has operated on a piecemeal add. Hawk make it up as we go along. Bates they're sound really. That isn't it adequate recipe for successful united kingdom for the future relationships between the uk go mountain not just well by the other parts of the united kingdom At a more difficult place to daddy either may have been at any previous point. Indeed dilution misses the first time in history of devolution but we have had a conservative government in london away they majority knows a that means they can rely on being able to do more or less they would choose to do as far as policy is concerned my anxiety with the uk government the day of prescription for keeping the uk. Together is one that will not work and is actually at significant risk of being counterproductive and while there are still example solved where things are working positively between than gave you the example of vaccination. I think i'm afraid on the whole attention. The great job in may being before and the approach fighter. Uk government on the whole is one which. I'm afraid encourages those people who think the wheels would be better off out to the union to think quantity uk. Government can't even be bothered to have a relationship of respect with wales. We must be better off with. I don't share that you. But i do see how other people come to conclusion. The government will be forced by events to move away from its current icon. Say strategy. i'd only has gotta strategy. It has a tactical sense of wanting to get to the next election without any of these things coming to a head while it may find show events. Don't allow that tactic to be delivered. Monteray the first minister of wales speaking to mongols thomas lewis and in the second part of the interview with the first minister. Tomorrow which will bring you here on the globalist. We'll discuss the effects of brexit on wells a forthcoming pilot program on the living wage. In wales on the future of the welsh language. Ubs is a global financial services firm with over one hundred fifty years of heritage built on the.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Stack

Monocle 24: The Stack

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Stack

"Hello and welcome to the stack. Should they would talk to the editors of a new title for mothers. It's called mother-tongue all. I can say that it's certainly not your usual tied to aim that mothers and kids. It's fun daring. I like it also on the show. Monaco's toronto bureau chief. Thomas lewis spoke to one of the most celebrated news anchors in canada leeza from enjoyed the show from three housing loan. This is the stack thirty minutes of print industries and i am fit in the worst shape next here on the stack. We had to canada. Where in a few weeks time. The.

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DeGrom's ERA Rises Above 1.00 as Mets Split With Brewers

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

DeGrom's ERA Rises Above 1.00 as Mets Split With Brewers

"The Milwaukee Brewers salvaged a split of their day night doubleheader by beating the Mets five nothing in game two home runs by Manny Pina William Thomas Lewis who really escape Brett Anderson and three relievers all the support they needed as New York was held to just three hits in the nightcap Indian summer in the second game of Robert stock and put the walking up to nothing after a tough loss in game one the first game store windows basic bare the second game today that's why we are playing very good ten our focus we know what we can do I don this is alma mater three nothing the six arenas capped it with a two run shot in the seventh the Mets won the first game forty three inch of big deals walk off two run single time Merriam New York

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A Look At The Last Presidential Debate

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:59 min | 1 year ago

A Look At The Last Presidential Debate

"Last night in Nashville us, President Donald, trump, and the man who hopes to replace him former vice. President Joe Biden debated for the second and final time. In this presidential campaign, it did meet the unexacting challenging challenge Rav of being a less rigidly undignified spectacle than the previous encounter between the candidates portions of it indeed could almost have been mistaken for some sort of discussion of. Policy but did we learn anything from it and is really imaginable that it changed any minds or moved any needles on joined for a thorough examination of last night shenanigans by Monaco's news editor Chris Chumash and US election correspondent, Thomas Lewis, and Chris. First of all to you in the studio of what if anything stuck out for you this time last time it was all about the bickering and name calling what was this one about so to start. With it was simply the news is that there was no not as much and name calling as last time. Frankly I wish we could have three debates like last night's it was actually a substantive debate with quite strong policy differences exposed between the two that were interesting and it also what I what struck me was it signalled how the parties, how both parties have really shifted stances in a couple of different ways. So there was some. Interesting exchanges, for example, even on on foreign policy, which we hadn't heard before on North Korea where trump for example lauded the fact that he had met with North Korea's leader Biden was the one to say you know he would only meet with the North Korean leader if they were preconditions attached, this is a complete reversal compared to Obama and the way that Republicans tend to be the tough one saying they wouldn't meet with leaders in the past. Racism was an interesting discussion on race as well. We're both sort of showed how much the country has shifted by both sort of highlighting the fact that they actually want to be. Put to put it in one way a bit softer on on crime to to be a bit softer particularly on drug crimes things like that that you know in the nineties the US took a very tough stance on and put a lot of black Americans behind bars both sort of highlighted their software. Abilities here in order in order to to cater to that to confront racism in the country. So there are some interesting policy shifts that I found in. Thomas what do you ascribe that difference in tone of this debate to worthy to candidates president trump in particular I guess. Taking a deliberately different approach or had they been backed into it by the changes in format? I think was the certain certainly Andrew. An element of being deliberate by Donald trump particularly because I think it's played so badly for him last time around during this railroading performance that we saw in Cleveland Ohio the start Tobe. So I think it was intentional. On his part and on Joe Biden's parts to I think the intention was to really just hammer home that the failings in the United States that moment essentially trump's fault and trying to tack every little element of it back onto the president as being unable to be an effective leader I thought Donald. Trump, was the one. Who really started coming back to his own talking points and I thought there were two or three kind of quite clear lines there I thought it was clear that Donald Trump was trying to portray himself as this kind of insurgent outsider. Once again, like we saw in twenty sixteen, which struck me as quite. Weird because he has been president for four years of course but it seemed to work for him last time and I think that's something he's not grasping for to try and cement his support within his base. We also saw him try to bring in Joe Biden's son. Hunter. Bite. and have been some fatty sort of suspicious revelations as an emails that actually many people now believe Iraqi the work of disinformation players but he brought that up several times and I, thought the. Moderator Kristen Welker ABC News She did actually pretty well to allow people to respond to the more outrageous things either candidate was saying, but she didn't let that dominates and I thought that really let the debate itself thing really. Well, let's troy rewarding the behavior. He wished to see more of our ye sensible discussion of actual policy. We have a couple of clips from the candidates they talked about immigration. This was what president trump had to say her children are brought here. By coyotes and lots a bad people cartels and they're brought here and they used to use them to get into our country. We now have a stronger borders we've ever had. We're over four hundred miles of brand new wall uc see the numbers and we let people in, but they have to come in legally and they come in through. WAS President Trump for Chris returning to basically the talking point with which he launched his campaign for president in the first place, which was the the specter of mass illegal immigration teaming over the Rio Grande is it still working for him? Well, I think that was what made this interesting because as as he say, immigration has sort of fallen down the list of priorities of concerns of Americans over particularly the last year of course for. Obvious. Reasons the economy taking taking center stage. This sort of exchange between Biden and trump was very interesting for that because it brought it back into the four reminded people perhaps of other things that have happened in Donald Trump's presidency. This clip particularly was about the fact that there are still some five hundred children that have not been able to find their parents. After having been separated at the border. So this was a very frank conversation, a challenge to Donald Trump to talk about his policy, but it was also something that he seemed unapologetic about quite happy to have this discussion because I think as you say, immigration is a topic that launched his campaign. It's been an important topic. He argues that he got the border. Under, control he did also make an interesting common that people could still come legally which I found somewhat interesting as well because it shows that perhaps even he is recognizing you know in many ways this debate, he was a little bit softer and less inflammatory in his rhetoric. Then he has been in the past he did though have also a bizarre. Remark a bit talking just about the children of the border saying, well, they're in very good conditions. They're they're in clean rooms So there's some strange. They're definitely some strange remarks within this but yes, I encourage people to listen to the immigration exchange. Well, this is what Joe Biden had to say on the same subject he's five hundred plus kids came with parents. They separated them at the border to make a disincentive to come to begin with. Bay Real. Tough. We're really strong and guess what they cannot not coyotes didn't bring them over their parents were with them they got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughing stock in violates every notion of who we are as a nation. Tony swear eleven days out from polling date. Now, obviously, as we know, tens of millions of Americans have voted already, which makes the but the third, slightly less climactic than it may have been in previous years but they're all too contrasting visions. The candidates were trying to pitch here I mean Joe Biden to appropriate the talking point of Value Republican president is is clearly pitching the kinder gentler nation isn't he? He is absolutely and I think. They're actually was as Chris mentioned part of a section where Joe Biden really was really very well, he was interrupted a few times by Dominic shrimp, but he really kept his own and he really came across incredibly forcibly about sort of how opponent idea in principle separating telling children away from patterns at the border really is I that does plays and you say into his this idea that's. Donald. Trump is this sort of aloof man who lives in his own bubble whereas Joe Biden someone and he kept making this point over and over again he kept saying that I don't care if you vote for me if you don't vote for me blue states red state. That's not how I see the United States and I think that was quite effective. Donald trump didn't really seem to. Be He did soften lots of elements of his answers on some topics Chris alluded to but he wasn't really I'd be surprised if legions of new voters now come into Donald Trump's because of his performance last might think we've with Joe. Biden. He did paint nuanced detailed picture of of kind of this person of empathy and in the sort of different nuances in ways that that unfolds through him. And through his agenda for president so I think as you say, the fact that so many people this record number of people have voted or ready that probably does take the steam out a little bit of just how consequentialist debate was last night when we talk because he did at the start about needles moving and and big sort of campaign bombshells happening this late stage I'm not sure. It would have had affect last night, Thomas Lowest Chris show Mac. Thank you both very much for joining us.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

12:05 min | 2 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Let's start today's program in the United States then which last night witnessed a chaotic and bitter presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden here's a selection of an use the term loosely highlights. . I am urging my people I. Hope . it's going to be a fair election of it's a fair election and what I am a hundred percent on board. . But of I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, , I can't go along with that and I'll. . Come accommodation does that mean? ? People to take. . A fraudulent election is people aren't equipped to handle it number one, , number two, , they cheat. . They cheat hey, , they found ballots wastepaper basket three days ago they all had the name trump on them if we would have listened to you, , the country would have been left wide open millions of people would have died not two, hundred, , thousand , and one person is too much. . It's China's fault. It . should have never happened. . They stopped it from going in, , but it was China's for. . But if you look at what we've? Done. ? . I. . Closed It, , and you said he's xenophobic racist and xenophobic Dr out she said President trump saved thousands of lives. . Many of you are Democrat governor said, , president trump did a phenomenal job. . We worked with the governor a really go take a look. . There's a deal. . The fact is everything he said so far is simply a lie I'm not here to call out his lies everybody knows he's a liar but you I WanNa make sure what it lasts. . It lasts. Hi . I. . You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan how both? ? The. . Aesthetic you have. . Have you do this month? ? Your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory. . I ended it because it's racist. . It was a radical, , a revolution that was taking place in our military in our schools all over the place and you know it and so does everybody else. . Racial sensitivity training to view a certain person, , you had no status in life. . It was sort of a reversal and really they were teaching people to hate our country and I'm not GonNa do that I'm not going to allow that to happen but. . Just, as , the rallies to left, , would you? ? Listen, , who is on your list Joe Just. The . flavor of last night's heated presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. . Well, let's , get more on this now with motorcycles US election correspondent. . Thomas Lewis, , and our news editor Chris show WHO's here in London Thomas. Let . Me Cross to you first of all. . Some up if you can what did you make that it was not exactly a particularly edifying spectacle I think it's safe to say, , no, , it wasn't Tom and it didn't really feel like a debate at all. . There is in the sort of you know history of these debates as a sort of sacred toned the stages these candidates president take that when after debated finished, , you're watching the US knees anchors who are trying to pick up the coverage afterwards, , and they all seemed absolutely stunned and lost for words and kind of shocked by the kind of visceral experience. . The the debate is offered them I think Joe Biden obviously seem much more prepared but Donald. . Trump's goal. . In the whole thing, , I think was to fluster him to put him on the back foot to try and reignite this narrative that he's campaigners tried on largely failed to stick to Joe Biden that he's too old. He's . doddery. . He isn't really fit to lead the nation particularly in a time of crisis Joe Biden for sure had the set pieces if you like of the debate but a lot of the marine lost in the fog of the war of the shouting match and I think for the moderator Chris Wallace for someone who really is considered as one of the best in the business to also have been kind of sat there in silence. . For. . Large parts of it not quite knowing what to do really did speak in lots of ways to just how extraordinary presidential debate this really was Christiana. . You were watching on this side of the you watch the whole thing <hes>. . I. . Don't think you probably went into it with a great deal of expectation, , but it's safe to say you would. . Have to be disappointed by the standard of what you saw. . Tom I've watched many debates over the years in the US and you know to Thomas Point there I've I've never quite seen anything like that in the US. . The the irony in some ways is that US debates. . Political debates <hes> kind of jumping off with Thomas said tend to be rather stilted affairs <hes>. . What's interesting for me in part before we talk about the actual substance is that typically that's because of the rules you know often it's very stilted in saying you know this candidate, , you have two minutes thirty second rebuttal to the next one one minute rebuttal to you. . Now we move. Onto . the next topic, , this one was an open debate there was always after each question there two minutes for each candidate's is start with that didn't work very well already to begin with because there was a lot of interruptions. . But then after that, , it was sort of this free for all that very quickly descended into a shouting match essentially between the two candidates the other <hes>. . Issue for me or I think. . The. . That's that's worth. . Pointing out is. . I do think that one could say donald trump will feel like he pulled off a rather good performance. . This is the persona <hes> that he has cultivated over the last three and a half years when it comes to his style as well as the ideas that he has put forward, , this is who he is and I think he will feel that he had <hes> energized even those supporters that he has to come out I don't think he's won any new supporters with what he's done, , but he's energized his own base and by as Thomas said, really , sort of. . Failing to let by Biden in really to make any strong points because of the constant interruptions. . Biden didn't make a very strong mark. . I would argue <hes> and so that that works in some ways if you want to speak purely political calculations that works to trumps favorite because people are going to be left frankly just depressed with the political process as a result of that the big. . Well, , we'll come to you rather autistic said was the substance. . I didn't detect creative air in a moment but I just wonder on that point about <hes> trump he seemed to be I don't know this sort of a twitter feed made flesh. . It was just a series of spiky pronouncements angry it was delivered in the style we've come to associate with him on that platform <hes>. . Were there any actual substantive communications that will have registered or was it just about him preview once again he can shout louder. . Know the worst some substantive points <hes> that that were made and a couple of them played in in those clips that I thought were were quite interesting and highlighted the two different ideologies. . One was on the pandemic and the Corona virus you heard Donald Trump talked there as he often does putting all the blame on putting all the blame on China for the coronavirus coming in he also there were a number of exchanges where it was very clear that for Donald Trump it's time for. . People to open up again, , it's time for the country to open up. . He bragged about the fact that he had many people at his rallies. . For example, , at his political rallies. . He felt that was a good thing and he sort of Josh Joe. . Biden for you know not being able to get people to his rallies and there was this very poignant moment in that way where the quote was along the lines of trump saying people want to open up and Biden responded. . quickly, , people want to be safe and so that was a very clear moment in terms of the ideology of the two. . I think that will strike people and the second one was on race, , which you also heard there there are some very strong moments <hes> that again highlighted the sharp differences between the two when it comes to race and protests and the violence that is happening in the US right. . Now, , there was the bizarre moment you heard there about racial sensitivity training. WHERE . DONALD TRUMP DONALD TRUMP rather very depressingly. . I would say really double down on this idea that racial sensitivity training is somehow leading to a radical revolution in the United States in education he also refused to openly condemn white supremacist groups. There . was this moment where he was asked to condemn the proud boys a white supremacist group and he did not <hes>. . So there were there were moments there that we're really quite depressing. . He focused his attention than on Joe Biden saying. . You, , refuse to speak about law and order I. . Think Joe Biden tried to answer that maybe Thomas can speak to this as well. . It was interesting how he tried to answer the law and order question I wonder if that is something that you know might lose him some supporters on the left because he was trying to be quite defensive of the polices result of that. . So Donald Trump really use his own strategy, , what he wanted to do to effect in his world. . Let me bring you in. . Then on I guess looking from Joe Biden's pointed viewed along with Christie's rated the. . was rather difficult for him to. . Seize control of the narrative given trump's behavior sort of in the room. . What did you make of his performance and would there be any areas that he may find he landed any blows I think Donald Trump's goal was purely to fluster Joe Biden and to throw him off his. . Uncertain moments it worked. . There were other moments when Joe Biden was alive to speak that you know if they do want to characterize him someone who is a little bit of don't reason quite fully grasp of himself for the facts then Joe Biden did show that he is an accomplished speaker. . He had some ideas that were quite forward-looking Donald trump had none of those things and he. . was questioned at at certain points asking well, , what are your plans and there were really no answers. . All Donald Trump wanted to do was as you put earlier Tom to shout the loudest because Donald Trump. . Now, , to win this election, , he readings debate either bring big swathes of voters to his cause which I think last night's performance by him is unlikely to do he also therefore if he Can't that might try and do he didn't twenty sixteen and not is to keep people home to stop people effectively to make the atmosphere. . So angry and Sophie Brier the people feel so disenchanted with the electoral process that they just don't vote at tall that was successful for him to a certain degree in two thousand sixteen, , I think if the polls are correct and the polling arguably. . Is more accurate is more detailed is more specific this time around than it was last time. . Then I think that it would take a huge number of people <hes> to stay home for Donald Trump to sneak victory in the Electoral College. . There were some reports after the debate last night that Joe Biden's team that some sources close to his campaign suggesting that maybe Joe Biden wouldn't take part. . In the next two debates, , if those debates are going to be like we saw last night because really heat does arguably have the most to lose here given his lead is so large at the moment I'm for Donald Trump. . This isn't about sort of setting out to vision for America. . This is about just sort of keeping and clinging onto power in the angriest way he possibly can, , and I think as Chris mentioned I think that was if that's what the goal was that was pretty successful for him. . Last night <hes> I think that Joe? ? Biden? ? Obviously prepared well, , obviously prepared in detail but just a lot of those. . A lot of those ideas set pieces that he had brought to the debate stage just weren't really allowed to shine through given just had extrordinary. . The climate was on stage last night. . It's always great to me. . Thanks for being with us, , tell us in Chris both <hes> the Monaco's. . Team looking ahead to November Thomas and here in London Chris China here

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A Look At The First Presidential Debate Of 2020

Monocle 24: The Briefing

12:05 min | 2 years ago

A Look At The First Presidential Debate Of 2020

"Let's start today's program in the United States then which last night witnessed a chaotic and bitter presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden here's a selection of an use the term loosely highlights. I am urging my people I. Hope it's going to be a fair election of it's a fair election and what I am a hundred percent on board. But of I see tens of thousands of ballots being manipulated, I can't go along with that and I'll. Come accommodation does that mean? People to take. A fraudulent election is people aren't equipped to handle it number one, number two, they cheat. They cheat hey, they found ballots wastepaper basket three days ago they all had the name trump on them if we would have listened to you, the country would have been left wide open millions of people would have died not two, hundred, thousand and one person is too much. It's China's fault. It should have never happened. They stopped it from going in, but it was China's for. But if you look at what we've? Done. I. Closed It, and you said he's xenophobic racist and xenophobic Dr out she said President trump saved thousands of lives. Many of you are Democrat governor said, president trump did a phenomenal job. We worked with the governor a really go take a look. There's a deal. The fact is everything he said so far is simply a lie I'm not here to call out his lies everybody knows he's a liar but you I WanNa make sure what it lasts. It lasts. Hi I. You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan how both? The. Aesthetic you have. Have you do this month? Your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory. I ended it because it's racist. It was a radical, a revolution that was taking place in our military in our schools all over the place and you know it and so does everybody else. Racial sensitivity training to view a certain person, you had no status in life. It was sort of a reversal and really they were teaching people to hate our country and I'm not GonNa do that I'm not going to allow that to happen but. Just, as the rallies to left, would you? Listen, who is on your list Joe Just. The flavor of last night's heated presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Well, let's get more on this now with motorcycles US election correspondent. Thomas Lewis, and our news editor Chris show WHO's here in London Thomas. Let Me Cross to you first of all. Some up if you can what did you make that it was not exactly a particularly edifying spectacle I think it's safe to say, no, it wasn't Tom and it didn't really feel like a debate at all. There is in the sort of you know history of these debates as a sort of sacred toned the stages these candidates president take that when after debated finished, you're watching the US knees anchors who are trying to pick up the coverage afterwards, and they all seemed absolutely stunned and lost for words and kind of shocked by the kind of visceral experience. The the debate is offered them I think Joe Biden obviously seem much more prepared but Donald. Trump's goal. In the whole thing, I think was to fluster him to put him on the back foot to try and reignite this narrative that he's campaigners tried on largely failed to stick to Joe Biden that he's too old. He's doddery. He isn't really fit to lead the nation particularly in a time of crisis Joe Biden for sure had the set pieces if you like of the debate but a lot of the marine lost in the fog of the war of the shouting match and I think for the moderator Chris Wallace for someone who really is considered as one of the best in the business to also have been kind of sat there in silence. For. Large parts of it not quite knowing what to do really did speak in lots of ways to just how extraordinary presidential debate this really was Christiana. You were watching on this side of the you watch the whole thing I. Don't think you probably went into it with a great deal of expectation, but it's safe to say you would. Have to be disappointed by the standard of what you saw. Tom I've watched many debates over the years in the US and you know to Thomas Point there I've I've never quite seen anything like that in the US. The the irony in some ways is that US debates. Political debates kind of jumping off with Thomas said tend to be rather stilted affairs What's interesting for me in part before we talk about the actual substance is that typically that's because of the rules you know often it's very stilted in saying you know this candidate, you have two minutes thirty second rebuttal to the next one one minute rebuttal to you. Now we move. Onto the next topic, this one was an open debate there was always after each question there two minutes for each candidate's is start with that didn't work very well already to begin with because there was a lot of interruptions. But then after that, it was sort of this free for all that very quickly descended into a shouting match essentially between the two candidates the other Issue for me or I think. The. That's that's worth. Pointing out is. I do think that one could say donald trump will feel like he pulled off a rather good performance. This is the persona that he has cultivated over the last three and a half years when it comes to his style as well as the ideas that he has put forward, this is who he is and I think he will feel that he had energized even those supporters that he has to come out I don't think he's won any new supporters with what he's done, but he's energized his own base and by as Thomas said, really sort of. Failing to let by Biden in really to make any strong points because of the constant interruptions. Biden didn't make a very strong mark. I would argue and so that that works in some ways if you want to speak purely political calculations that works to trumps favorite because people are going to be left frankly just depressed with the political process as a result of that the big. Well, we'll come to you rather autistic said was the substance. I didn't detect creative air in a moment but I just wonder on that point about trump he seemed to be I don't know this sort of a twitter feed made flesh. It was just a series of spiky pronouncements angry it was delivered in the style we've come to associate with him on that platform Were there any actual substantive communications that will have registered or was it just about him preview once again he can shout louder. Know the worst some substantive points that that were made and a couple of them played in in those clips that I thought were were quite interesting and highlighted the two different ideologies. One was on the pandemic and the Corona virus you heard Donald Trump talked there as he often does putting all the blame on putting all the blame on China for the coronavirus coming in he also there were a number of exchanges where it was very clear that for Donald Trump it's time for. People to open up again, it's time for the country to open up. He bragged about the fact that he had many people at his rallies. For example, at his political rallies. He felt that was a good thing and he sort of Josh Joe. Biden for you know not being able to get people to his rallies and there was this very poignant moment in that way where the quote was along the lines of trump saying people want to open up and Biden responded. quickly, people want to be safe and so that was a very clear moment in terms of the ideology of the two. I think that will strike people and the second one was on race, which you also heard there there are some very strong moments that again highlighted the sharp differences between the two when it comes to race and protests and the violence that is happening in the US right. Now, there was the bizarre moment you heard there about racial sensitivity training. WHERE DONALD TRUMP DONALD TRUMP rather very depressingly. I would say really double down on this idea that racial sensitivity training is somehow leading to a radical revolution in the United States in education he also refused to openly condemn white supremacist groups. There was this moment where he was asked to condemn the proud boys a white supremacist group and he did not So there were there were moments there that we're really quite depressing. He focused his attention than on Joe Biden saying. You, refuse to speak about law and order I. Think Joe Biden tried to answer that maybe Thomas can speak to this as well. It was interesting how he tried to answer the law and order question I wonder if that is something that you know might lose him some supporters on the left because he was trying to be quite defensive of the polices result of that. So Donald Trump really use his own strategy, what he wanted to do to effect in his world. Let me bring you in. Then on I guess looking from Joe Biden's pointed viewed along with Christie's rated the. was rather difficult for him to. Seize control of the narrative given trump's behavior sort of in the room. What did you make of his performance and would there be any areas that he may find he landed any blows I think Donald Trump's goal was purely to fluster Joe Biden and to throw him off his. Uncertain moments it worked. There were other moments when Joe Biden was alive to speak that you know if they do want to characterize him someone who is a little bit of don't reason quite fully grasp of himself for the facts then Joe Biden did show that he is an accomplished speaker. He had some ideas that were quite forward-looking Donald trump had none of those things and he. was questioned at at certain points asking well, what are your plans and there were really no answers. All Donald Trump wanted to do was as you put earlier Tom to shout the loudest because Donald Trump. Now, to win this election, he readings debate either bring big swathes of voters to his cause which I think last night's performance by him is unlikely to do he also therefore if he Can't that might try and do he didn't twenty sixteen and not is to keep people home to stop people effectively to make the atmosphere. So angry and Sophie Brier the people feel so disenchanted with the electoral process that they just don't vote at tall that was successful for him to a certain degree in two thousand sixteen, I think if the polls are correct and the polling arguably. Is more accurate is more detailed is more specific this time around than it was last time. Then I think that it would take a huge number of people to stay home for Donald Trump to sneak victory in the Electoral College. There were some reports after the debate last night that Joe Biden's team that some sources close to his campaign suggesting that maybe Joe Biden wouldn't take part. In the next two debates, if those debates are going to be like we saw last night because really heat does arguably have the most to lose here given his lead is so large at the moment I'm for Donald Trump. This isn't about sort of setting out to vision for America. This is about just sort of keeping and clinging onto power in the angriest way he possibly can, and I think as Chris mentioned I think that was if that's what the goal was that was pretty successful for him. Last night I think that Joe? Biden? Obviously prepared well, obviously prepared in detail but just a lot of those. A lot of those ideas set pieces that he had brought to the debate stage just weren't really allowed to shine through given just had extrordinary. The climate was on stage last night. It's always great to me. Thanks for being with us, tell us in Chris both the Monaco's. Team looking ahead to November Thomas and here in London Chris China here

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The Democratic National Convention Was Virtual

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:14 min | 2 years ago

The Democratic National Convention Was Virtual

"And we're crossing to the United States. Now for date on the Democratic Party's National Convention this year's event was a virtual affair. Monaco's US election correspondent. Tomas. Lewis stayed up late so you didn't have to. My honor to represent Milwaukee in Congress into kickoff. The Twenty Twenty Democratic convention. Well this first ever totally virtual convention, an opening night of major party's convention. There is certainly a a slightly surreal add proceedings. The reality of watching a speaker on stage in front of a roaring crowd is really quite different to watching a series of speakers speaking directly to you through the camera lens to those viewers sitting at home, and there were some moments of real poignancy. Perhaps the most notable among them were the brothers of George Floyd who spoke about the need to end police brutality and racial injustice in the US. Is the hidden legacy for our brother. Josh should be allowed today Brianna Taylor should be alive today a mart arbor should lose the torture of a man who had voted for Donald Trump but had succumbed to the corona. Virus. The coronavirus has made it clear that there are two Americas. America that Donald Trump lives in and the America that my father died in the human stories as well. Videos posted from voters around the country which I think really effective in fulfilling the slogan of the Democratic Convention, which is we the people and I think that is what Joe Biden's campaign in the Democrats trying to get across in this convention is that this is a party for everyone and this election really is an election of consequence for everyone to no matter who you vote for. The most notable speeches of the evening came first from Bernie Sanders John Hayden's former rival for the presidency. Our campaign ended several months ago. But our movement continues at is getting stronger every day. Many of the ideas we fought for that just a few years ago were considered radical on now mainstream denise sanders have been criticized at the start of the campaign for not really doing much to quell the movie trio lakeside of his support, a pretty unflinching in their criticism. Those who are running against Bernie Sanders. He did quite a lot quite explicitly to try and bridge the gap between the Progressive Side of the Party and the more moderate more centrist side. He said that he was willing to work with anybody with Republicans conservatives, moderate Democrats and progressives to saying that to vote Joe Biden in would be the most crucial part of furthering the progressive. Agenda and he listed some of the policy pints in quite some detail that he said spoke to a progressive agenda but were Joe Biden's policy pilots together we must build a nation that is more equitable, more compassionate and more inclusive. Now, it'd be interesting to see how much sway that will cut with a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters whether the anger they felt in two thousand. Sixteen when he lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton this kind of sense of betrayal they fell to the Democratic Party at having allegedly skewed vote towards Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie. Sanders. We'll see how potent ideas this time around but the final speech of the night came from the former first lady Michelle. Obama really was an extraordinary speech is whenever we look to this White House. For some leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness what we get instead is chaos division was sitting presumably in a corner of her home in her living room and the speech really covered a huge range of topics. She she offered a riff on a very famous phrase she gave at the Convention for years ago. A lot of people have asked me when others are going Solo. Does going high still really work. My ass you went on to be explicit about what she meant in that she said that by going hi, it's not just about saying good things were thinking good things that actually have to act. You have to explain you have to debate. You have to be proactive and being engaged with your neighbors and those in your communities and it's really rose to a crescendo being incredibly personal. You know that I tell you exactly what I'm feeling no, I hate politics. But you also know that I care about this nation. I really very effective. It was one of those speeches again, sort of made slightly surreal by the fact that this is a very prominent, very popular person speaking directly to you into your home via the television screen but that actually she managed to pull off this idea that she was I think talking directly to you and that is not something very easy to pull off I. Think it is. A speech that will be cited going forward through the weeks of the campaign by Democratic voters and I. Think it really was the kind of finale if you like of the first night of the democratic. Convention the Democrats were hoping for this is an unprecedented election campaign and a Democratic National Convention like which has never been staged before whether it has the potency when all is said and done. The usual in person conventions whereas the power and the noise of groups voters all gathered together before speakers on the stage remains to be seen but I think there will be much to be taken. The will be positive about the first night of the convention this evening. Tell us. Thank you. That was US election correspondent Thomas Lewis Virtual Convention I imagined Thomas. We'll be tank while virtual work. In. The days and weeks ahead.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Next Up. Student Success!

Next Up. Student Success!

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Next Up. Student Success!

"Extraordinaire, high trust in Hey Dr Madman so this episode. We're talking with Dr Thomas. Lewis Angula him introduced himself, but we're really excited to have him as a gift. Hi, Dr Louis Hello! How are you this morning? Thank you. Dr. Can we hear your name in your hometown where you're from? Yes, you may. My Name is Dr Thomas Lewis Junior, and I'm originally from Virginia Beach Virginia. Nice and why didn't you get your education and training? I got my bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University then I completed my MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and lastly I got my PhD from vcu. Ride into the next question. which is your connection to us? You know you're faculty here. How long have you been working here? Do you have other family members? That attended Ns. Actually I do so I have a pretty deep connection with Su. Both of my parents are in Su Alumni. Obviously I graduated from an issue, but so did a number of my cousins, and extended family members and your original question I have been at Norfolk state now. Three years come August. Can we have fun.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast

"Mile C Rooney good one at crystal. Hey Guerrero the Valerie. Taub is is in the building one battery girl Morita said. Miss Grab issue. Oh my God I can't wait to dismiss over. We are having sits in cocktails wing. Stop Girl shot the treatments in the building. What'S UP SHINES A? Hey Gro none yet. Not Not as in the building. Good morning scene is here. Hey Charles how are you this morning? Shelley Thomas Lewis in the building. Hey Shelley how are you feeling today? Girl Johnny whipper is in building a good morning. Johnny how are You Eric? Range is here. Jaime Rios is in the building. Good Morning Jamie shutouts Bobby Rail. Hey Bobby you still the are. Of course you are terrible. Lee Lee Scott. What's up early that morning? I know I know lease Scott in that. That that beautiful wife over it is a smash smash and all the time. I wonder if their neighbors listening to them. Smashed of arbuckle. That's all. I hope that that's kind of grew to have people. Listen to you. Why you get your free quote. Bobby you when you smash quietly yeller or are you going Barbie. We had this conversation. I tell the new listeners. Very he's right. Ooh Okay.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Obviously, shots were fired by whom we don't know we know that our victim least fired a shot that resulted in the suspect's death, chronic her says the supervisor is a lawful gun owner. Her. The suspect had ten felony narcotics convictions. It's not the kind of excitement employee's. The rent king store were looking for a Ford Mustang smash into the stores front, window and Haines city manager Thomas Lewis tells news channel eight standing behind the counter next big crash, just cards comes running into here, just a big cloud of smoke. As got my cell phone out of a nineteen year old Caesar tap. You was arrested for reckless driving. It's eight oh, five at NewsRadio WFL, a cruise lines were caught by surprise the US band. Cruise ships from going to Cuba effective today, because Cuba's role in Venezuela and cruise company stocks fell President Trump is facing the most resistance he has faced since being elected from Republicans on raising tariffs on Mexico starting next week. Meet grains, fruits, vegetables, and car prices could go up because we get so much from Mexico. The Mexican foreign minister says. Says he does think there's an eighty percent chance, Mexico, reach an agreement with the US, the car companies say prices cars often made in Mexico could go up one thousand ten thousand dollars, depending on tariffs, level model mortgage rates have fallen so much as a reaction to tariffs. It is estimated six million homeowners could now refinance their mortgage for a lower rate for an average savings of two hundred seventy five dollars a month after paying fees to refinance. Walmart's, recruiting teenagers by offering them free education. Some local businesses do that already. They recruit motivated high school seniors in their senior year and say, we'll train you if you come to work for us as soon as graduate on. That's why it's so important at hiring. Stay strong for the good of everybody, and that a recession is delayed or minimized for NewsRadio WFL a I'm Joe Connolly with a Bloomberg business up.

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Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over trash row

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

02:13 min | 3 years ago

Philippines recalls ambassador to Canada over trash row

"The list of countries which have managed to conduct diplomatic rows with Canada is a short one Canada does not generally start fights, nor respond to gratifyingly to provocation when someone else tries it on revenge, not that anyone really does. Because why would you the Philippines has found the reason however recalling its ambassador and other consoles in a row over recycling candidate sends large amounts of rubbish to the Philippines for disposal. But it turns out the wrong kind of rubbish and has been tardy in retrieving, it, the Philippines, combustible president Rodrigo Detaille has threatened to sail personally to Canada and dump it all himself, and on form should probably be taken seriously. I'm joined now by monocle Toronto bureau chief, Thomas Lewis Thomas, as far as it's possible to tell here is Canada, definitely in the wrong has candidates slighted the Philippines in some way. Well, I think it has if you look at an as equivalent example, back at the start of the year, South Korea shipped numbers of containers, also purporting to be full of recycling material to the Philippines. They also found Moore accused of having sent trash effectively that wasn't recyclable and South Korea. Promptly took the ships back apologized and sort of everything went on as it was. I think what's interesting about this story is, and it's interesting to note in your intro, Andrew that, you know candidates is a friendly face largely on the international stage, but it has found itself over the past two or three years in an increasing number of diplomatic spats with lots of different governments around the world from Saudi Arabia to China at now to the Philippines, as well. I think what's interesting is that just intrigued does government in terms of the messaging haven't handled this in the best possible way. And as you say the Philippine President has really gone on the offensive. On several occasions to make this as public an issue on as sort of inflammatory issue. If you like as he possibly can. And I think the withdrawal of the consoles and the embassador from the Philippines to Canada. I think is really a sort of quite a dramatic twist in the tale that the Canadian government wouldn't have been expecting.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:58 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"After almost thirty five years. A cold case in central Florida has been solved. Detectives in seminal county been submitting DNA collected while investigating the nineteen Eighty-four murder of twenty five year old Pamela Kahane's, she had just finished boot camp in the US navy and her body was found on the side of the road. We submitted in two thousand and we submitted in two thousand and five and we submitted in two thousand and seven and as technology evolved more people participated in and database or or DNA submission sheriff Dennis lemon says it finally matched fifty nine year old Thomas Lewis garner. A navy veteran in Jacksonville is now charged with murder Eban Brown. Fox news. A four year old girl was killed this morning after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the WalMart on highway ninety two in Auburndale. Authorities say the child was there with her grandmother and darted out into the path of the vehicle. The driver of the truck who thority said was distraught. Remained at the scene. They say. The driver was not impaired. And no charges will be filed. The NYPD is reportedly taking a serious look at whether Gambino crime family, boss, Francesco, Frankie boy Kelly was whacked in an internal war. For control county was shot. Six times outside his Staten Island home Wednesday night. The new York Daily News says cops are looking into possible involvement by the brother of deceased former Gambino family, boss. John Gotti half brother was just released after twenty nine years in prison, and why PD thinks seventy two year old gene Gotti, maybe making moves to take back control of the family jeopardy host Alex trebek's thanking fans for their support following his announcement that he's battling stage for pancreatic cancer. I am thankful for the kind words the prayers and the advice you have offered and I'm extremely touched by the warmth. You have expressed in your comments to me. I'm a lucky guy in a video message. The seventy eight year old trebek's had literally hundreds of thousands of people have wished him. Well, he said even Watson the IBM computer sent him a get well card. We'll have you noticed everything in the bay area is covered in yellow pollen. And a lot of us are suffering with runny noses itchy eyes, scratchy throats, the experts say mid-march is peak time for high pollen amounts, but don't expect relief anytime soon, they say the pollen will be around until may and the lightning continued their winning ways last night. They were trailing three nothing in Detroit before scoring four times in the third period to beat the wings five to four their home tonight against Washington all the action right here on your home for lightning hockey. This stock market report is brought to you by the Holland group. Retirement wealth advisers on the markets are up to end the weekend the day, the Dow gaining one hundred thirty nine points to close at twenty five thousand eight forty nine SNP up thirteen NASDAQ, adding fifty seven it's four or five at NewsRadio WFL a weekend weather next. Tampa bay. This is Steve Honglin. Are you tired of worrying if the stock market is about to.

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

Monocle 24: Section D

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

"This is monocle on design Mongols weekly designed program. I'm Josh Bennett. Now, welcome to a very special edition of this show hosted this week from Monaco's bureau in Toronto coming up January maybe the coldest month, but it's designed season in Canada's largest city will meet the architects designers and thinkers, putting a spring in the step of Canada's design sector so for the jury of the show are we handing over to Monaco's faithful bureau chief in Toronto. It's very own Thomas Lewis take it away Tomas. Thank you very much. Josh. Well, today, we'll hear from the director of Canada's largest interior design expo really want to be that key solution and ecosystem of design would be have opportunities for all sort of levels of design profession do design weeks still have value or have they become something of a bubble in which the great and the good of design are effectively preaching to the choir. Toronto is North America's third. Biggest design. City. So there's obviously a lot of design happening, but I think more closed doors all that. Plus, we'll hear from the director of user experience design it Google on the independent studio. She founded aimed at enhancing the inclusivity of design and the Toronto born product designer on his decision to relocate his studio from New York to his home city in spite of how much smaller Candida is in spite of how much more insular it can feel makes New York the insular place because there's so much concentration. Got all coming up right here on Monaco on design coming to you this week from Toronto with me loss Luis..

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

04:33 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"British company includes freeze dried fajitas is a life. Essential. We'll be discussing what we'd not be without? When the e u turns the tap off. That's also come Midori house with me, Milton. And the very warm. Welcome to studio one here at Midori house. It's Friday, so guests are very much in-house from one twenty four Milkin chug leeann page Reynolds and holding the foot in our Toronto bureau, our bureau chief that Thomas Lewis, welcome all a UN human rights official has warned that Venezuela could be a country on the brink of spy spinning out of control. Twenty people have died during protests this week and two men now claim to be president the incumbent nNcholas Maduro and the leader of the opposition one Gordo and the outside world is splitting into over who to support. Well, let's begin in Toronto Thomas from all all intents and purposes Venezuela is it the brink of something enormous, isn't it? It is and that Stephanie the view from the Canadian government as well. It's really I think try it in its own is at least to sort of lead the charge on sort of trying to bring some kind of reform to Venezuela from the outside at least it has sought to take leadership role in the Lima group, which was formed in two thousand seventeen with a group of Latin American nations looking at bringing democracy back to Venezuela. The latest developments are the positive twenty four hours again Canada has been pretty precipitous in sort of showing it support for the opposition leader. And this news sort of present didn't see if we can call it that at this stage. And I think, you know, this is absolutely sort of a moment of of I guess crisis in many ways. But also seems that Venezuela is now becoming a crucible for international pilots who want to have their stake in the kind of country. Venezuela should mean, I should be. Excuse me as well. We obviously have Russia and China on one side of the argument, the US, Canada and lots of Latin American nations on the other side to so it really does feel like a sort of. We're returning to sort of an era from times gone by radio where the great international pilots are sort of meeting in the crucible of a very sort of localized crisis. Be a national one invalid Suelas so still lots of questions on the table. I think at this moment of sort of the unknown in Venezuela. Mrs just very much laid out the international problem that we have a crucible a huge huge problem. The crisis in Venezuela that everybody is now beginning to Wade into and it's all started arguably because of Donald Trump. Yes. So just give its of background the US has how to strong foothold in Venezuela for much of the twentieth century. It's good strategic point. It's a very oil rich country in the US has had stakes that for a long time since Hugo Chavez is essential one ninety nine thousand nine the relationship has been though, she non-existent it's been it's been an inimical one and things have reached such Sunday in the country that that is enough populous port for someone to effectively take control. And and the and the US government is effectively it's quite clear trying to to create an opposition change. And as Thomas said this sort of goes back to that time to twentieth century in the US was installing puppet governments in in Guatemala and Chile, Nick. Paraguayan and so forth. And I think it's very sort of unapologetic and very obvious about the fact that it's it's it's involved in this this sort of mini coup. And as everybody else swells around on the outside deciding what to do with Venezuela in Venezuela itself page. We have nNcholas Maduro who has kept this terrible grip on his people his impoverished them, his divided them. He's caused millions to flee. And then I'll popes this man, one Guido whose name had been totally unknown to most of us in the outside world until yesterday. This thirty five year old fresh-faced guy. He says forget everyone else. I'm now. I'm in charge. Yeah. It's it's a very interesting and slightly worrying situation. You know Venezuela does need change. I mean, it's been an association of of of economic crisis since about two thousand thirteen food shortages Madison shortages, you know, hyperinflation. But yes, a lot of people are asking who is. Quite oh. I mean, he's a he's a thirty five year old trained engineer. He was only elected to the national assembly three years ago..

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"You're in Toronto, you may know to something a little different about the contents of the windows at the Mona coll- shop for the next week or so the array of Monaco goodies in the windows are being accompanied by the work of Ben dates a Toronto based designer he creates imposing illuminated sculptures of paper and metal all the displays are part of the design te'o festival which begins today, and which is taking over shopfronts and other more unlikely design exhibition spaces until the end of the month or Monaco spirit chief interro Thomas Lewis head from Bernhardt about the festival and about how January became Toronto's day facto design month. Basically, I mean interesting that you ask that because it's very tied to my biography and personal project I've been venturing on about four years ago by now, which I termed dream catcher. Dream catcher took me on my bicycle across North America, which was part number one, which was an absolutely amazing journey. Then I spent some time in Europe to reconnect with friends and family, and then after that, I started Z as a design consultancy. So we do mostly client work more on the design thinking and conceptualizing strategy side of things but out of the process, sometimes, you know, come interesting ideas and tape, a moon was one of them, but the seed interestingly, so zt the business and Zied for that project was tinkering with a bus ticket in Portland, Oregon, and folding it in all kinds of directions. And yeah, there was one. Interesting shape coming out of that little fun process. That was almost..

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"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"thomas lewis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

"You're listening to the Monica weekly hero Monica twenty four. And of course, we're looking ahead to the year. What's in store in the world of the next twelve months and have the pleasure to have Toronto's bureau chief years Thomas Lewis? Hello. Window into you. Happy New Year's well what's going on in Canada? I think Canada had a good year an eighteen right talented. Yeah. Kinda did have quite a good year. I think in twenty eighty its economy did incredibly, well, it was the foster growing economy in the G seven till I think about the midway point of the when the US took the top spot is been quite monumental. I think in lots of ways as well, definitely politically. But also in terms of the way, the country's changing, I suppose when Justin Trudeau came into office in twenty fifty and he very quickly. These very I'm bishops plans to bring think nearly a million new people into Canada by twenty twenty and that has really sort of that continues to pace in twenty eighteen and I think the effect of that is is that you know, you've seen cities across the country changing and incredibly interesting ways. So obviously I live in Toronto. Which is the one of the fosters growing cities in North America. Still it's the biggest city in Canada. But. Even cities like Winnipeg in the midwest or Saskatoon Vancouver of Montreal that all kind of having these kind of shifts in character, some of which more successful than others changes coach changes. Absolutely. And I think you know, what's remarks kind of Canada out radius that there hasn't been this kind of suspicion towards newcomers coming to the countries that have so far apart. I should say in Quebec, which has actually in two thousand eighteen seen quite a big sort of rise in this kind of anti immigration sentiments. And I think that will play pretty strongly this year because Canada is having a general election in a few months time in toba, and you know, what Justin Trudeau I think. Well, I think will need to bridge is this idea that, you know, he constantly lose Quebec given that, you know, if you think back to the nineties and the independence of movements that those kind of sentiments have really sort of been quelled, but they're all these suggestions, they all may be bubbling. Up around this idea of immigration, particularly. So I think where is when you saw the first sort of flesh of Syrian refugees being welcomed immediately off to treat came to office. The number of Canadians across the country signing up in new found land in in all corners of the country. Just wanted to take people. Basically. Yes. But it really was extrordinary. They had to cancel that program off July because it was knocking off this government run side of this kind of often the balanced lightly. But I think it really shows that kind of wherever you are in Canada. There are these new members of these communities and communities, and the retirees have sprung up of the pasta, and that will be continuing to lay their roots in one thousand nine hundred ninety two so yes, a bit of a long winded onto the Finanza..

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