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Fresh "Uganda" from Well Preserved with Eunice
"Okay, this's well preserved. We are live today at center sir. Jail part. With walk for water. Water for has an amazing turnout here. But as always, we have the Mercer Adam Service, you know? Ah, tip of the week. Thousands have lived without love. But not one without water live would be today. I have Kim, Gillom and Kim. You are on the Edmund staff for Crossings Community Church. I see a lot of people out here that are from crossings. I hear they have a connection with water four and you have an amazing story because you've actually had the opportunity to go and observe. Some of different areas of our world. Tell me about that. Well, thanks for having me here, Eunice and I am privileged. I've gotten to actually go to Uganda twice and I originally went because I'm in on the kids Pastor and so I just have a heart for finding and reaching Children. Around the world and while I was in Uganda My heart was really broken because I discovered that the water crisis and got to see firsthand just the hunger and the thirst and the lack of water that those communities have. I think once when it really became real for me was one evening when all of our mission trip what were waiting to take our showers and we were told that we wouldn't be able to shower that evening. Because there was a group of kids who had watched five miles to collect the water to feel Tanks so that we Had to take a shower and they have got delayed and stopped along the way and so therefore would stop kids. They're just kids carrying water. It's what happened. You know, it's such a different culture such a different time. You know, we think we want kids to be in school way Don't struggle with the type of political unrest that they do over there. And so literally, they had been stopped by the police coming back for not being there. Just kids, and they're carrying water. Absolute like they're They're going to be a danger to somebody. Right? Oh, wow. Heartbreaking That would make you stop and think Because I was sharing with you, Kim. You know, I got up. Morning and I thought I'd do something fine. Come downtown stay at the courtyard Marriott and which is amazing. And I got the shower this morning, And the first thing I thought about is what if that water Did not come out. Okay. You know, we take things for granted every day, and the fact that water for so far has served over a million and a half people in the world not here in America. They have gone outside that boundary outside their comfort zone. They don't even speak the language. But they've gone into those countries and showing people how not just a drill for water. They given them an opportunity to make a living, grow crops. See, there's a lot that comes from water that we just don't think about. You know, we could turn a faucet on Big deal. Okay, grumble. If we have a little inconvenience, But, you know, observing that couldn't take a shower because Thie kiddos got stopped. Yeah. Wow. Well, And I just think that, um A little amount of American money can go a long way in a country around the world in a third World country, and it changes lives just like you talked about. Well, I've heard the story from Dick Greenlee. He is with pumps, okay, and he talked about a vision. He I think he was in China, and he observed some of the pumps over there. And they were rather expensive and they were not functional in about a year. They were always broken and the light bulb came on in his head and thought I could do that. Lock it build a better palm, and the rest is history. I mean, we're 11 years down the road now, and I not only can build a better palm. It doesn't break, but they train people if it does break, how to fix it. So it's not just drill in the well. It's learning how to do the maintenance. And can you imagine the pride of the people in those countries and we'll say Uganda? The pride there when they have a service that helps so many people, I mean their heart's just gonna be pumping out and looking and.
What a Buddhist Monk Learned from Nearly Being Assasinated
"Thank you for making time for this. Really excited to talk to you. I really. WanNa. Hear your story because I've read a little bit about it and it's fascinating. Can you tell me how you first encountered Buddhism? Yes the first time I encountered Buddhism is in nineteen ninety. Lift to Uganda in nineteen ninety as students. Still mean for not fair Housing Need Gun Die Scholarship to study. INDIANA. Headed the government of India through in Yemen, extent culture program is going to pay for me to study in India. Business. That was excited. I didn't know anything about Buddhism, but the only thing that is connected to bosoms what Gautama because we studied history about Indian personalities like Mahatma, Gandhi, end Gautama Ferretti that good Mohsini Buddha. So good time. I have ever happy faintly and my story. So when I went to India I. did not that even the religion could Buddhism philosopher David so I just went to study business and until nineteen and arrived. I'm because when I arrived India, they had this strike. And then we we didn't go to school. We did started this school immediately. So then our putting a hostile where there are some people who looked very slim doing and. They have shaved head the they are putting on robes or rose. To say hello to them. So I went there then I sit hot one and the ad it beaming smile had. Happy so we became friends and in A. Long Story Short, the me into the temple I should dig would ask you then they told me about Buddhism there that Buddhists and the they told me don't take Dina just delighted breakfast. Assault then they are the ones who really told me that yes, this region called Buddhism and it took me to the temple for the first time and the temples. Good. Assure the hand. I should be behalf either in Chattanooga and that's when I I really got to know that a temple. So that's how I know about what is him but That Buddhist people edited and those most just wanted to be friends with me. I wanted to be with him and Cindy. GimMe Food they give me a minute things slowly slowly they stop telling me about. What they believe in. On time I went to Brahma, cameras, we just the boost people, but is meant tradition. The told me that debilitate Bra Mars. And I had seen one I was quite or the time in the evening Tony Oh I asked him you. Calm and peaceful way. Have you good evening? He told me he goes to meditate or. Meditation then I went there admitted with Matas and then they have discovered this that you focus on lucrative. And then you really meditated breathing in and breathe out but his commentary, right so your story piece food. Your Com nobody can destroy you. So when I finished that a mid station, I went to the monks again I told them that that'd be meditating this. Who told you to meditate thought that some of the WHO's Viacom common peaceful and told way can meditated. Then I told him what I've been doing the told me no, no, no. No you should meditate weapon go deep meditation, and now doesn't fuss time to get to know what meditation you good. Mom told me the best meditation Vision. So then I to know mutation literal. So from Buddhism. The most yeah. About Communication Gorby. I know you were raised Catholic. So, here you are in a completely different country encountering this religion for the first time a religion you didn't even know existed what about Buddhism and Meditation spoke to you given your history why was it so appealing this practice send this faith. Actually for me into the. Lack. of Meditation when I went to Meditates it was no Malini evening and then I was so stressed out in India, it's hot country I was eating hot foods and I was looking for Chatchai filled to see. Every time I went to look for because I was McCaffery those no jet unfunded when I go to the judge, this was in Hindi, a language that I don't understand. So now we're not going to judge there I was going. To check. So that. Good. That back. Then I believe like that. So now every time I go to check ECHINACEA the English obvious or gotTa salaries so which is my language I was just going to judge People just talking a foreign language and literally I said. This people have also religion could Hindus I to do what they believe in and then slowly by slowly when I went to. The fuss medication do not even a Buddhist one I did a Hindu meditation. So I sat. And mid I feel so much. More peaceful than me. When I was in chat, you know in chat sometime of silk can now is it new? Don they're going to pray things? So but that's a short time in a judge acquitted my bring. But when I was in meditation, I told really give any and. When I came out, it was so peaceful and relied rest of amongst the win admitted. So peaceful.
Spring Washam And Lotus Vine Journeys
"Hi Matteo. Thank you for having me. It's so nice to have you here. Yes Fun. In reading fierce heart this memoir book. And listening to your teachings. It seems that quite young age you understood the primary role that mind has to play in emotional wellbeing. In, your childhood life, it seems as though it was very, very difficult growing up in the inner city life of poverty and racism, and there were some abandoned men and. And in fact, a lot of violence around you and so my question is, when was it that you began to look inward Lee for your strength rather than blaming the outside world? That's a really, really good question because I think as a child when I was growing up, I did get very confused and I was very interested because the adults around me their behavior and they were suffering so much. So this is very I guess empathetic child. So I could feel what was happening around me I could see the suffering and so that did make. Me Inquire what is causing this and I think I read in the book at just age five years old I turned to my older sister and said, wow, this is gonna be really hard. It's going to be a hard life because I could just see it. You know there wasn't a lot of wisdom we were poor. We were black I was like, okay here we go. There there's you know this is going to be you know a of hill-climb here And I think I just I. Just stayed really interested and as I got older I started to study psychology. Young teenager I got very interested in self-help bugs and Wayne Dyer I was reading in the fifth grade. I read one of his books. How did you come into? Wayne dyers book and were you living in? Compton at the time now we were actually living in a little apartment. We were up in northern California. We had migrated up we back and forth between southern and northern. California and we're in northern California and my mother was depressed and went to the librarian went to the self help section, and of course all back. Then there was Louis. Wayne Tire. And Louis Hayes so I think it was his book you'll believe it when you you'll see it when you believe it. And I remember reading that and I remember saying, yes or something with my mind I knew it and he affirms But I wasn't I. Didn't have the support to go deeper. Obviously I was ten and so but I remember men something like, yes there's something going off my thinking and the people around me, their thoughts it's making them suffer and it's leading to this behavior and addiction, and so the night just continued he knows I got older and older until I really started. Practicing Meditation like Eighteen Nineteen and when when was that that I do you remember the first time you tried meditation. We'll the very first time was when I read. Wayne dyers book and I went in there. Then in there I I the funny thing is I, told my mother was six anyone to go to school. So I played like I was sick to stayed home. and. Had nothing to do at that time our TV was broken and we didn't have money to fix it, and so there was a stack of books that was it and that's let and I tried to practice I. Remember I tried to count down from ten to zero and I couldn't do it. Of course thought came you know I was noticing that and going Oh. Side gave up for that time being but I got really interested a later when I was a part of this church called Gubbay pay here in southern Colorado Beckwith Beckwith who I adore and I've who's been you know great supporter of mine endorsed my book and I started to practice more, and then that led me into different traditional. Hindu. Tradition with Parma's Uganda. Realization Fellowship Centralisation down the street here in Carlsbad. I really got into practice there but then not led me into of the Dharma and I. I long retreat was a day retreat where I learned the pasta meditation, which Cornfield Pasta Meditation Sometimes, a translation is sort of insight meditation insight meditation. What can I before we get there? Can You? Can you describe what led you to the to to that to go on at ten day retreat like why would? Is. Not. Every day that somebody just like is. Packed up and goes to a ten day retreat. So what led you to that we looking for something Well I think when I had joined the self realization fellowship, I was really interested in meditation. I'd read a book somebody left a book on my table, and in this apartment I was living in an Oakland and I opened it and it just. A whole world opened. It was all about meditation. And I realized then that I wanted to live a spiritual life, it was like it was like death rebirth moment and was like goodbye to this. Hello to this. Of course, I want to spiritually based life in years how I do it By circumstances around you where they conducive to that spiritual life. Now I mean, what were you doing? It's crazy town now selling timeshare living with this crazy guy I'm sure. Yeah. Selling timeshares that was smoking weed I. Wasn't you know I had bills. I wasn't responsible everything was you know we're at that time I moved in with him in East Oakland it was just it wasn't good and I got very depressed and self realization fellowship was beautiful. But they didn't have any technique. They just go to these three hour meditation kind of kind of method to apply. Exactly. They would just say love God and I would say, okay, I'm trying but three hours later I didn't know it didn't feel like I was getting where I needed to go. Right? It was like the self realization happening right thought about my issues for three hours. I. Didn't know how to eventually if I sat long enough. Out of sheer to giving up my mind got quiet but I needed I felt as if I needed a teacher, there was an living teacher was just the disciples in the programs that they had it in. You know. So I started praying for a living teacher I need help my brain. Oh, very much I prayed and prayed and prayed, and then sure enough I heard about this ten day retreat in the desert and they said they you. Instructions and there's teachers there and you can talk to them and they're alive. You know it's not just books.
Homophonix Artist Interviews: Rainbow Riots
"We begin in Stockholm. It is true that Sweden produces an astonishing amount of legendary music small country. Third and world music exports after the US and the UK. No surprise that within the queer communities are Sweden there exists a bevy of talent. Rainbow Reports is a nonprofit organization using arts and coach as tools to advocate for human rights, LGBT Iq, plus people globally. Now. More than ever. Our focuses humane humans should be equality and acceptance for all. It is clear that social justice is not yet where it should be, which is why arts and coach organizations like Rainbow, riots exist if you're lucky enough to live in a country where there oiled ubt brides, a lot of times people get complacent and they think, oh, this is the norm. This is the standard while it ain't Jinnai they're like seventy plus countries in the world grades illegal with same sex relations and where people get killed where where. A death penalty sometimes. Free. Sometimes I think we have freedom, but the struggle still continues. The filed the torture still continues. The fight for freedom still continues. Let's put our hands together for freedom for freedom. Through Rainbow Riots Hitter Lemberg brings to light the ongoing injustices faced by LGBT plus family worldwide. With a background in music production visuals, events publication in community projects combined with an amazingly generous creative spirit. Is Well to use music and media to inform and educate. Rainbow riots invited artists from several countries to take part in a concert as part of the Stockholm pride two, thousand and seventeen. They also made their presence known within the pride parade from the back of a truck proudly blasting out there incredible musical achievements. I asked Peta which countries were represented. On the rainbow riots flow we had a representatives from Sweden what and we had Uganda Kenya. We had Malawi and we had Jamaica. One of the standout tracks from that for me was a song called freedom. See the crowd. Jumping into. Heard? Freedom. To it in such a way can you tell me up freedom came about when I started making freedom which I co? Bro With? Lesbian rapid called you'll be she's A. Legendary rap group in this in the states called. And when we wrote it, it was kind of like part of my old project housing Wallenberg and kind of thought. It was going to be part of that. But then as I started gravitating towards doing something with Queer activism around the world I, started turning my movement Rainbow Rides into a creative project and I thought well, freedom should be part of that. Really. So that's when I went down to Uganda and started working in Uganda 'cause I thought if I'm going to make this album with queer voices from the world's most dangerous places I've gotta go to the belly of the beast which is Uganda. So I thought okay. Well, I've got to go there ain't going to be nice in preschool ad. And before I went like my passport was running out, so yeah, they add to reissue a possible at the Swedish apple before my flight and they gave me a pink. And I thought. How appropriate with driving along well, exactly Scotland I'm going into Uganda practically waving rainbow flags. This is not going to end well because I was not sure what to expect the anything I'd seen and heard was that nobody nobody in Uganda who was queer was safe and everybody was you know hiding whenever you saw an interview with somebody they will always hiding behind a blood pixellated sort of thing and and not just come to know people going to want to be part of this project. Is it going to be really difficult? What am I going to expect? So therefore came prepared with a song that I'd already written which with freedom I thought at the best maybe I can get some people to dogs in the video at least will have something. But when I arrived, I found a thriving queer community with love creativity and that's how the project started. When I arrived in Uganda realized wow I could really make a whole out I could turn this into something much bigger or they're already artists to establish themselves within the community who were making music. N You lots of quiz singers and performers an artist, and I ended up right in the middle of it. So you know I arrived armed with one song and you know it turned into an album of freedom was starting song, and of course, a features my my old correcting partner you'll be of your majesty but also features a Ugandan singer cold deep lack on bicycle and also on the spoken word intro and the thing about freedom was the I always knew that it was really instant kind of be happy pride song and I just wanted to dot context to put it in. Something else. So it's not just the body, song? To. Put it into context of something really really important life and death and I kinda thought what what better way to to get the message out to make people ons. That was to make them listen.
The poacher who killed the rare silverback gorilla Rafiki is jailed for 11 years
"A poacher who confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla in Uganda in June. Has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. We could just leave him in there for his life. As far as I'm concerned on charges of illegally entering a protected area and killing Rafiki, the silverback gorilla, he was the leader of a group of more than a dozen guerrillas. Known as the new HQ, Ringo Troop, which had been popular with visitors to the area. People like to come and sit and get us quote kind of as close to them as they can and just watch them. The guerrillas, and but there's some of this guy. Shot him. Rafiki was believed to be about 25 years old when he went missing on June
Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed
"It's 11 years behind bars for the poacher who killed a rare silverback gorilla last month and Ghana. Rafiki lived in the Windy National Park. His body was found on June 2nd. Necropsy revealed the animal had been speared in the abdomen. A suspect was arrested several days later and claim self defense. But the court didn't buy it. Three other men have also pleaded not guilty. They are awaiting
Human Computer Interaction and Online Privacy
"My Name is Moses Namara I am a PhD candidate in University Walk Online privacy career, investigating people with experiences on expectations of online privacy I am. Originally from Uganda was pointing, follow on came to the useful known I'm on my way to getting that beauty, and when it comes to online privacy. Can you be a bit more specific? Are you concerned with things like the SSL level or a user's relationship to their browsers? Where your interests lie, my interests fly A. Team, so I'm coming in not at the technical aspect of privacy, but I'd be used experience aspect of privacy, and so the key question being held. We hope uses money to privacy online as most our lives transition to use of nine technologies. Yeah, in particular, has the you know, covid nineteen in the stay at home orders, and all these sorts of things. How has that affected the privacy? World has a fictive privacy in terms of most people now being forced to interact connects through various forms of technology, really honest, various forms students having to download and use online technologies. Stay in touch with teachers to parents. Adults having to Donald Shishir, meet the I in terms of. With the news better so making sure that they can connect with other people that no money they would have meant Christopher's physically. So in terms of how effective privacy is that? We're seeing a lot of people now. Adopting new technologies, they haven't used all use mobile technologies higher rate than they would know. Maybe do, and so that definitely being what technology they end up using presents, different privacy, issues and challenges. Is Privacy I don't know the truth to this. I'm not an immunologist. Human being stayed home for two weeks. You know the virus would be effectively defeat, even though that's kind of impossible, if everyone used two factor authentication and some simple protocols, would that solve privacy? No different in you hoping tons of protecting people's access to their online accounts online logging online, they need to log into right, but that's the security level in terms of offering people the option to actually secure log into their accounts and making sure archaeology, the possums were trying to request or log into the account, so that help secure the data in one aspect, the other aspect in terms of privacy is that we biscuit looking at the data that they explicitly maybe give to the technology will looking I at the data that the technology that they're using requires for you to function. Function with looking at the data that is not explicitly given by the user, but implicitly in five by the technology right based on different, maybe algorithms that use, and so we are looking at all these different aspects in terms of holidays uses to come into play on. How do we ensure weather? That access is restricted to only people who the used as comfortable sharing with all having people here? This is a really interesting comparison. You guys have in the paper that that will talk I'm sure a lot about privacy at a glance, the user centric design of glance data exposure visualizations. To impact there, but if you start with, could you expand on the difference there between privacy in terms of settings and privacy of data what say user giving up in each case I guess. Privacy in terms of sittings are basically the control is that guide enable uses to set or let be known what level of privacy they're comfortable with, and this is usually enabled by technology that they're using so these technologies like a social media. Company will site like this because controls that enable people to sit with the one I share Nixon, that fitting that level, and so this is hoping that way then we have privacy in terms of the data, so the data is basically any use of using information beyond what the primary purpose was, and so I think that's where the issue comes in comes of using this data in other secondary Rewe's deviant of the primary ways that someone has. To be used what I like to think about when I think about did yeah, when I'm installing an APP I'm often being asked. Do you give it permissions for your camera or this or that? And often it'll say you know access to contact the Internet, which is such a weird Pandora's box to me. You know it a weather APP THAT'S GONNA! Talk to the weather server and get the weather for my zip code, or is it an APP that's going to? Be All of my private data and send it to the mothership. I've never felt like I really had a good I could be turned that on her off, but I never had a full control setting. Is that something you envision that? Maybe users would get more control of or do we trust that the user can manage those controls maybe too complicated I don't know what do you think so? That's a sexually good that you raised that because my research looks at what is the comfortable level at which uses able to engage and uses controls, but festival demo countries. You have the more less likely achieve all. All those controls because yesterday, a huge number of them on so that requires quick native, if looked to the ARCUS, fully seek out of control is unused them appropriately, but at the same time we need such was in place, because then uses a able to explicitly kind of make the edition non or set a liberal privacy comfortable. We've now the trick becomes the paradox becomes. We have these countries in place, but we have fewer people using them right, and so it becomes a question of. How do we meet these needs where they are on? How do we ensure that they are motivated enough to actually? Understand what this is due on. Be Able to actually go unused him comfortably. So
PodLP: a new podcast app for the next billion listeners
"Well, it's next stop to S. an ANDROID Kawhi s is the third most popular mobile operating system in the world, aiming to help the three and a half billion people along US connected in India. Seventy million kaiwas s phones have been cells. They cost seven dollars each. Pain, is the first podcast. APP for the platform Thomas Barosso pod that Nigeria Uganda and Tanzania are among the top countries using the APP so far. Free podcast hosts sounder has launched these sounder discovery suites, which they call the first-ever Keyword based analytics tool along with audio seo and sound bite sharing all free for creators. Be, W scripts is apparently looking at setting stitcher poppies told by someone familiar with the matter that the company has been looking for buyers for some time, audio craft and Australian Broadcasting Conference has announced its first set of speakers. We linked to those today. The event normally held in Sydney in New South. Wales will be virtual this year. IHEARTMEDIA and vice news it's produce a new show called Vice News reports a weekly investigative series, covering critical new subjects from around the world at launch, next quarter Conde nast as also announced a podcast network. The Independent Filmmaker Project has extended its twenty two thousand submissions process to on July the first. They're looking for innovative audio. Audio creators in any stage of development is a link in our show notes and newsletter today. Fox is planning a podcast. Advertising Industry summitted free to virtually attend, and on June the thirtieth for one eastern time whereas I in your podcast stats, probably nowhere, I'm guessing there's good news I've vokes -application currently used an anonymous user identifier and don't have their own user agents, but they plan to implement one soon. Hariri megaphone is now hosting podcasts from noisier, a Bristol based production company. My lover that I show real narcos has topped the charts in many different countries zoom offers end to end encryption to all of its users after work by the F.. F.! Paula Rogo is to write a regular column on medium about the African podcasting scene. In focused news marketplace minutes is a new show from Westwood One and marketplace. It's a sixty seconds reports updated three times a day for smart speakers and podcast also air on commercial radio in the US from Gimblett, the latest episode of science versus has a return guests Dr Anthony. FAO CI the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, giving an update on the spread of the pandemic in the US. Bloomberg has a new serialized podcast called foundering out. It'll bring. It's listeners inside one big story from Silicon Valley each season the first season we work and launching today all hands talks with CEO's and other sea level leaders about how being people I. Company is a strategic advantage.
Human Speech Evolution Gets Lip Smacking Evidence
"Imagine it jetting to a chimp in chimpanzee whether portray by REX. Harrison Eddie Murphy or Robert Downey Junior Dr. doolittle learn to talk to animals, but in reality signs has remains some distance from solving the long standing question of how we humans learn to talk during our evaluation, his one new clue, a team for searches in Great Britain have demonstrated how the rapid succession of opening and closing mouth rhythms by chimpanzees. Lip smacking mimics the natural pace, acumen mouths talking. The. Findings are in the journal Biology Letters. This phenomenon has been observed before in other ape species who performed lip smacking movements at around five hurts, which falls within a range of mouth, opens, and closes characteristic of all spoken languages namely between two and seven huts, but this lip smacking timing connection had not been made in our closest. Relatives until now mouth and vocal signals with speech like rhythm, Hetero been observed in some monkeys in gibbons and Orangutans, one of our closest great relatives, so the last years had seen accumulating evidence that these rhythm other than something that only talking humans do. This was the rhythm from deeper within our prime ancestry recycled so to speak as a cornerstone for speech pollution. The Mirror of University of Warwick. Who led the study, but the sense of evolutionary continue towards speech steelhead, a big gap to cross the African Apes. There was no evidence for speech like rhythm, neither in Gorillas Bonobos nor chimpanzees, the study followed two captive populations of chimpanzees one in the UK. I'm wanting Germany as well is to wild populations in Uganda. Researchers observed lip smacking at an average of four point one five hurts the made all the observations whenever a chimpanzee was grooming another think of a hairdresser engaging an idle chatter with a customer at the Beauty Salon, the coffee mation of speech like rhythm of the mouth into Pansies, not revealed per se how language came about in our own lineage, but he offers the final confirmation to scientists that we are looking at the right place that. That, we are on the right track to solve this mystery. In that great apes in captivity in the wild steel have to reveal all their secrets about human nature in human origins, Numero also notes the variation in Lips. Mac Times both between and within the chimp groups do not appear to be hardwired rather the lip smacking variability likely reflected how individual differences and environmental factors and even social conventions affect how chimpanzees communicate with each other. Even Dr Doolittle will be amazed.
Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda
"And endangered silverback mountain gorilla was killed by poachers in the UNESCO park in Uganda four men are under arrest officials say the popular gorilla known as for Fiji which means friend in Swahili was part of a famous guerrilla group that lives in the windy impenetrable national national park which is popular with tourists receive he led a group of seventeen that guerrillas only about a thousand mountain gorillas remain in the wild in addition to poachers critically endangered animals are also under threat from loss of
"uganda" Discussed on Dictators
"His power. He may have also been a murderous sociopath who simply killed them for fun. Looking at the evidence, it's likely he was both for years Western countries characterized amine as imbecile a- buffoon, the personification of the primitive African. But while a mean may have been outrageous, uneducated and possibly illiterate. He was far from stupid. Mean grew up devastatingly poor in a country with little to no opportunity for success, advancement or well. All he wanted was an opportunity to improve his circumstances. And when he got it, he was single, mindedly focused on leaving his life behind i. mean had no real. Except for his own advancement, wealth and power, he didn't care about his Muslim faith his why his children or his fellow citizens. Every decision he made was for his own benefit, and as his power increased, those selfish decisions grew to affect an entire country. People may have rejoiced in the streets after a mean was deposed, but Uganda has yet to recover from his reign of terror, graft and incompetence. Your Wairimu seventy a modern day. Strongman has led the country since nineteen eighty-six, and while Ugandans may no longer fear kidnapping and murder at the hands of their government. Unemployment, poverty and corruption are still rampant. Mean was among the first group of modern African dictators and helped establish a political system that is still present in regions across the continent. Instead of colonial powers pillaging the continent, it's Africans, themselves who perpetrate the system of oppression even today when we hear about a ruler in Africa, there's a decent chance that the leader will be compared to Edm the man who set the bar for murder and corruption, but if Idi Amin had seized power in Uganda, some other demagogue potentially taken his place. He would have had to to fill the power vacuum left by the colonial powers that abandoned the continent. This same scenario played out all across Africa in the same years wall Idi. Amin was ruling Uganda. And next week we'll look at one of his contemporaries. Francisco must see us in Goma who unleashed his own reign of terror on the people of Equatorial Guinea..
When ventilators break, iFixit can help
"Hospitals ventilators dialysis machines and mechanical beds are more important than ever. Sometimes of course that equipment breaks down and some manufacturers restrict access to repair information or require that equipment be fixed by authorized technicians. Meaning that biomedical technicians working in hospitals. Can't just fix things themselves this week. Diy and repair site. I fix it published a giant database of medical equipment repair manuals to help address. That problem Kyle Wiens is CEO of. I fix it and has been leading the project. This is part of the broader trend in products for manufacturers have been locking down repairs. Apple doesn't want you to fix your iphone and medtronic doesn't want hospitals to fix their equipment. They would prefer them beyond service contracts and pay very expensive rates but the hospitals have highly qualified highly trained by medical technicians. Already on site that can do the work But you have this. Trend toward more lockdown systems manufacturers have been taking freedom away from hospitals. Is there any benefit to you? Fix It to do this. Just out of curiosity. You're not charging hospitals for access to this. We have no business while for this. This is this is maybe one of the stupidest business ideas I've ever had. We're not running advertising. We're paying for everything out of pocket. I took close to half of my team off of the normal work for the last couple of months to do. This has been an absolutely huge project larger than I think anyone manufacturer because they've done we have information on thousands of devices from hundreds of manufacturers all in one place and the biomed. Tell me that that's what they really need. They need a central easy to search repository. Not only are you not monitoring? Is there a chance that you will get some kind of trouble or get sued over this? I mean considering like you said these expensive service contracts that manufacturers would prefer to be selling. There's a there's a tension where manufacturers don't want to share the service information because it will enable competition and to that extent we are enabling that competition But I would hope the manufacturers see this as a service that we are providing we're better at hosting in sharing collaborative service information than a medical device manufacturer is so let us do what we do. Well and let them focus on on their work. Do the manufacturers have a point like they spend years of research and millions of dollars on these devices? Do they have a right to protect that intellectual property? Well we're not talking about just anyone fixing these. We're talking about bio medical technicians. The already doing this maintenance already doing this work. I if you talk with hospitals and you see what's happening day to day it can be life or death whether they can fix a machine fast. If you have a ventilator go down you have the option to mail it into a manufacturer for service. You have to fix that machine that day. This is really more about power dynamics and about trying to do is squeeze every last dime that they cannot have the hospitals by pushing them into expensive service contracts when the hospital is really are perfectly capable of doing that work themselves. The database went up earlier this week. How is demand so far? We're seeing really good reaction from from biomed technicians not just in the US around the world. I got a message today from technician in Uganda this hill. Thank you so much. This is going to be really helpful. So we're excited that this is going to be a resource that will be used for a long time to come separate for medical equipment. I see people doing projects all the time of various types. I wonder what sort of traffic you've been seeing on the site since people started quarantining. The traffic to self repair guides on the Internet is dramatically. Up during the quarantine. People are at home board. They're fixing things all things around your house on the honeydew list. They are getting done. Our fastest growing repair right. Now is the Nintendo switch. Nintendo's repair centers are shut down. There's a common problem with the left joy. Con The left joystick where it starts to drift. And it's very infuriating is you're playing games and there's a really really simple fix for it. So nintendo switch any other device repair manuals that are especially popular. We're seeing laptops across the board. All of a sudden every schoolchild needs a computer and that wasn't the case. I don't think six months ago we'd say oh. I need to get a laptop for my kid. Well maybe that's a very lucky kid back then. Now it's an absolute necessity. Every kid needs a needs a laptop. Doing school from home on the phone is not fun. And so we're seeing old laptops. Being pulled out of the jurors people are upgrading them with SST RAM to make them a little bit faster. And that's Great Kyle. Williams is the CEO of the repair. Site I fix it
"uganda" Discussed on MEGA FM Feature Stories
"With wool deceit and asked him the factor behind the highlight of cases of cancer in children. Love and Uganda Short Bucket Lymphoma shaded over the incidence of malaria especially the type which is called plasmodium caused by plasma five super now this is Suzanne of studies. That have shown that children who suffer. Frequent attacks of malaria is big their risk of getting China would four for year. I think that Also as demon noted that early for US idealized cheated with HIV. So we know. Northern Uganda is one of the highest incidence of HIV. So one reason why? These channel actually Very prevalent in that region because of HIV and also walks Hostile assure US politics gas specialist. Shed with me. Some of the challenges the offensive due to the limited number of specialist in Palliative care challenges so one of the telling is inadequate knowledge of the health professionals in the various hospitals where they may be having or underlying concept patients. Waiting to community never few have professionals to understand considerable. Violated the concept of giving hope to pensions talking to them providing them information so that they make informed decision because this is this a chronic illness they have a lot of psychosocial impact. Yeah so expensive to manage and so someone has to make an informed decision on what could do another challenge of course The resources especially for our the moment. We provide only impatient on outpatient care. I also trust him to explain what let your hospital is doing. In order to cut down the Haikus is of concern being reduced in the region so there was doing so many things in combating concert. One is prevention. We give them Hp Vaccines for young guys from eight to eleven years and also for Liba Cancer. We are vaccinating. Children are giving them deputy pep to prevent them from getting as off if Dr US an expert. What is your advice to the parents on concerts among children now my advice would especially for child concert. We that one concert like Book Asleep Former at Concerts Dade county by easy cut. Only Kua East brought. That has not as a big Britain which tasks not drive to cut you. Cut the US dignity tooth ache bring mix on Speedo so that they don't stand diagnose these highly in November twenty thirteen hospitals. Your nearly close. It's children canceled. Due to high costs of treating cancer. In young children those receives around one hundred and fifty cases of Gaza with your being children between the ages of five to twelve years. Survey Hospital needs between fifty two four hundred and fifty million shillings for treating cancer in children. Alone Dr Scipion OPHIRA. The Executive Director of the hospital revealed recently that it costs hospital around Formula Shillings. To treat yes. They changed diagnosed with cancer. This is beyond the average household income of many families in northern Uganda. Who immediately farmers finally at your hospital used to receive funding from Bench Development Agency? Anita Foundation among others this contributes around seventy five percent. The hospitals running costs while on a fifteen percent and ten percent raise locally through medical fees and charges and govern contributions respectively but fatigue since funding the hospital fall by over fifty percent in recent years reporting for Mega FM. I'm Yvonne Toilet have would evening. Thank you for listening to one or two mega. Fm feature story US again next week at the same time and station for comments and views on this feature send us an email to make a FM newsroom at Yahoo DOT COM or. Send us a letter addressed to make. Fm featured this and drop it at the station. Okel Zero Seven eight zero one three triple five..
"uganda" Discussed on MEGA FM Feature Stories
"I am Christopher all this radio feature story investigating if there is a link between site cases being registered in the subregion and over two decades long L. It led insurgency. Suicide is rated as the second leading cause of death. Globally among young people aged between fifteen and twenty six with seventy nine percent of this young people coming from low and middle income countries including Uganda. According to at least two thousand eighteen crime report. Uganda started to of one hundred. Forty seven cases of death from Suzanne with forty cases coming from Chilean Lounge sub-regions from two thousand nineteen October today agilis subregion registered fortitude cases of suicide in my such for sites related to hike associate being reduced that in a sub rejoined. My first job was at Yama trading center alone Gulu Kitgum wrote about five kilometers north east of Gulu main town well Yama trading center. I met Kayla Yang traditionalist. I asked him if that is a link between the higher rates of society being reduced idea literally subregion and the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If I should talk suicide the word data is not new naturally is as long as the Carta. It said that practice has been there. It is not just because of this war but in the tradition once. Something bad happens and it is not settled. Maybe you kill somebody. And it is left within impunity. Their spirits by sue justice and it may keep growing cited that it brings about the toll frustration and somebody hears himself or kills has in some cases. Someone can decide to kill his way. San Names killing the entire. It has happened. He also went farther and explain. What is triggering society naturally subregion when they last authentic king was my you. We are told that babies were thrown into the best and bounded either as todd last held by the leg and hit on his own. This team ave three others were backed in hats and had set on fire. Others were virtually kill. His ideas. Were much it. Others ran who had grown others found that there was no need they hang themselves seeing the death of that king in I truly. Nothing has been done. So does this next Linda. Explosion of society naturally subregion. Yeah because it was there even earlier but once it happens. Ls Who'd sit and correct it once while so it doesn't hiber tradition of being in one house since the last king who was my dad in cold blood and many of his subjects. Might some of them warhead. Even escaped found no reason to leave and there was a hang themselves and that has been following. Nothing has been done may not have been followed in. The family can even follow their us in two thousand fourteen robot. Jock's brother committed suicide. I met him recently. Had their home in Lavar pirate's Gold sub-county in a mortar district and the has scheme if things his brother killed himself because he was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Kim Icke Lama Danny for Linda Death of appeal we house. We don't team commits to say though before committing suicide essay the East HIV positive. I cannot accept to be taking drugs or suffer from disease and the next morning we good reported at. Es Hung Him so on all day then lost in the US. At least fifty people majority males have committed suicide in court sub-county alone griss Apollo resident of leverage parish. How lucky after she attempted to commit suicide. She told me why she wanted to kill ourselves. You know if you find yourself doing it without even thinking whether it's an also coupon encouraging do it. It was because there was misunderstanding. Between me and my brother issues foreign quarters. That was way. The bad thing was pink up in Ugandan. Low CRIMINALIZE SAME CONVICTION. One layer of not less than seven years behind bars for attempting to take his or her on life. Jimmy Patrick Okay Ma. Is there Swat River region police spokeperson? I met him recently in his office at Ashore River Regional Police headquarters in Gulu town and ask about the factors behind the rising cases also site in that region suicide cases as really being the program in the region ever since last year the causes as a result of domestic issues others outdoor free over supposed to be on. Us comes as a result of realized that that he's HIV positive. He or she thinks is the end. Those that commit suicide but in a nutshell majority of these suicide cases as a result of domestic matter on October ten Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate while Earth Mentor Day and that theme focused on suicide prevention. Dr Richard Rotea who works at the Department of Mental Health at Gulu Origina- refer or speech as a psychiatrist as a mental earth expert. E-explains some of the factors behind the rise in cases of society naturally subregion if you people interviewed talked about that others have talked about listeners. Problem with Pacino's others talk about being displaced from their own homes by their own relatives disagreement in families. Ni- since his belongings Norway the only wait for people thinking about any their lives. But in actual sense you look at people in community who have courage who propelled me to be. Society may also be people were abused substances like in our sitting here. We have kind of which many people tend to take so. Give them a little courage to do things we can do. I later caught up with Dr Publicity Senior Psychiatrist and lecturer at Gulu University Faculty of Medicine. I has came if there is a strong link between suicide and the violence campaign led by the rebel group. The Lord's Resistance Army L. R. A. These we consider that it's disconnected to the post conflict issues because we're not having families of it unemployment and the like but these connection years that cannot be denied by then we also know that suicide do causing other places implicitly. You have been peaceful and have no. Todd was it saying the last fifty s to side is still there and it's a problem so we cannot blame because of the post conflict that we're having society northern Uganda is. You may be aware societies. The leading killer of young adults in the Western world many of the Western world peaceful areas. We also suicide even in who is killing young men and young women many of whom were not around win. They will was taking place over too young to really understand what was happening. So suicide is not exactly caused by the post coffee couldn't slash swept through to say is caused by many things we know that sometimes it's a complication of mental illness. So someone maybe has depression Watson's someone can end up taking their own life. It's GonNa be a complication of other illnesses. Substance addiction alcohol. Dick showed marriage an addiction can be Sunday like even. Other diseases like schizophrenia. Can result in sight. Something is a which is important to notice that medical illnesses associated with to say for example. Go to the hospital. I Dunno Mitch. Ivey status have planned for myself an interesting life and then I find that I'm being told that have so that but before they just the use it does to watch take my own life other teams. It can't be used for example news of Cancer News of Hepatitis B. And UNISYS so someone says instead of suffering with this disease. Let me day now when I'm still happy. This discussion also say mental earth expedites of blamed the current eyesight rates been registered among mainly in Chile. Subregion on Higo. They explained that because of ego maintained to hide problems unlike women will normally share with others. They explain that because of ego maintained to hide problems and we may do normally share with others. They noted not that our justice that a woman was depressed will seek for support among guest of society naturally has been attributed to post traumatic stress Disorder Chronicle Hill numerous severe torture loss of job and mental earth related issues. He's finally a two thousand fourteen research by REFRIGE- low project of linked current. Ira Torso say in the sub-region to frustration acetate with gender based violence drunkeness non wrangles an HIV AIDS among harvest. According to the fridge project most of the victims committed suicide after they were found to be HIV positive. Reporting for Mega. I am Christopher or lack of a good night. Thank you for listening to one or two mega. Fm Feature Story. Catch us again next week at the same time and station for comments and views on this feature send us an email to Mecca newsroom at Yahoo Dot Com. Oh send us a letter addressed to make FM feature disc and drop it at the station or call zero seven eight zero one nine three triple five..
Jeff Moyer on ACL Injury Prevention
"Acl Injury Prevention. What do you think about it? What's What's your take on this vast area that a lot of athletes are being ushered into in ACL prevention programs? I have an interesting. I think a little different background maybe most coaches I used to work at a sports. Medicine Orthopaedic Practice And one of my jobs was the return to play. I was the return to play guy after some got hurt went to saw the Ortho so the PT. So the act than me. And then in the meantime I also ran their ACL prevention program. Which I believe if I remember correctly was a six week program where we saw the athletes. I think twice a week and we start with this baseline jump test and how they land and US take video and then you put it in this program that they set up and it gives you these numbers in these drawings of their values knee collapse and shows you how should he they are and then after six weeks you redo the exact same test and punch it into the program and it shows you. How Great Their Vegas is. And congratulations to certification you prevent an ACL injuries. Lottie da and that was the whole program and every workout was just hodgepodge just weird stuff doing various jumps in the middle of the field on allowed unstable surfaces a lot of closed Agility drills to cones and all this stuff and it was I don't know I was turned off to it then and the doctor. I think could see that because I wasn't doing a very good job of promoting trying to sell it to coaches and stuff and I'm just the type of person if it's not in me I just can't fake it So I yeah. That didn't work out Me Working there very long and hence me down here. Pennsylvania so It's an interesting It's been interesting journey. Starting there And then my work with Dr Yeses and seeing things from a- bio mechanical standpoints With stuff and then getting more into the vision and perceptual side of things with Dr Harrison is really Kinda again changed my view so to speak in and I guess There's three I kinda categorizes three camps that I see that view injuries and Sel's earlier movements People your perception action. There's no true bio mechanic structure Everything's based off perception to the environment to the Oregon from the organism and In task what's going on there are the other type of people that look at Range of motion and used movement screens. And this and that and do everything in closed environments and then Uganda got your strength camp. That is a let's work on the The the E. centric in the isometrics and that will take care of their ability to decelerate and land And for me. It's Kinda I try to use. All the answer's always in the middle so I always try to look at it all When it comes to preventing injuries I don't really start any which way or just Kinda just kinda use all of it You know but what's what's interesting to me that not a lot of people talk about so depending on where you get your statistics from FRAC- Al Injuries. What eighty percent of them are non contact or seventy percent depends on where you get your information but in an interesting study Think in two thousand fourteen on on soccer players. Although those non contact injuries A- player was one to two meters Around that person so it wasn't like this athlete which is running with a soccer ball stepped in a hole and fell toward the knee. Or something. there was a perceptual aspect to the injury. Which I find very interesting and Going further into that study found that defensive players were more likely tear their injury or tore their heels and then often to players so something about defending and the chaotic nature of that so building perception Into OUR REHAB programs are prevention program is huge. Now I also think it's it's crap to say that we have a prevention program in a Rehab Program would ever think it's just all one of the same I look at athletes whether they heard or not kinda put him in the same boat I think a prevention program is just some kind of sales pitch that doctors use to create these programs to make money or that's some organizations use to say hey. We have doctor's approval from this so that gives them some kind of credibility. Sell this bullshit It's just one in the same So might be with working whether it's prevention or to someone who's torn ACL or tender Rehab. Back I really don't. It's it's really not much difference It should be one one thing. One thing only is which is performance and getting better and you know if they're hurt then we got to get them to be able to perform and if they are performing that we gotta make sure that they stay able to perform that's that's really
Created during Spanish flu, jingle dress dance now helping First Nations people cope with COVID-19
"The cove in nineteen pandemic women and girls across north. America have been posting videos of themselves performing the jingle dress. Dance it's a dance. It has historical ties to another pandemic from one hundred years ago way. People in the United States and Canada tell a similar story about the origins of the jingle dance tradition. They cite a young girl being very sick her father after having a vision about a special dress and dance associated with it gate. The little girl that dress. She began dancing in the new jingle dress and survived that was University of Minnesota professor. Brenda Child on the origin story of the Jingle Dress. Dance Brenda is a member of the Red Lake. Agip way reservation in Minnesota and she's been doing some research into the history of the jingle dress. She joins me from Minneapolis to tell us what she discovered. Welcome Brenda thank you so much. What did you find? Was the origin of the Jingle dress. Dance or I was really surprised when I started doing the research. I couldn't find a single photograph of what you would call. Jingle dress before Circa nineteen twenty in the United States or Canada. And I thought. Wow you know as a historian. It occurred to me that something very big had happened. That created this new healing tradition a century ago so when I started doing further work into it. It seems that it was the big flu. Epidemic of Nineteen nineteen very similar in some ways to the global pandemic were experiencing today. And so the story whether it's told in Whitefish Bay Ontario or central Minnesota on them lacks reservation. Both of them name a little girl as being the first jingle dress dancer and the girl was actually survivor of the global pandemic of a century ago And there was something else going on at the time as well as this Influenza pandemic there was there is this law. I guess outlawing I indigenous a spiritual holiday so that really added to to the power of the dress right. Yeah it was. I like to say that the jingle dress dance was a radical tradition from its origins because in the context of the United States the Indian office in Washington had outlawed ritualistic dancing on reservations in this kind of infamous dance order of one thousand nine hundred twenty one but it is true that the jingle dress dance emerged during a moment when these kinds of traditions were being suppressed on reservation communities and so in that sense the jingle dress dance was sort a radical tradition from its beginning very cool. Is there a history of new? Data's being created out of Specific need or issue that needs to be addressed in our communities. Well I mean I think we have a tradition of new dances being created. But this is the first dance. I traced to a kind of global epidemic. And what's interesting to me? Is Most of US know that Indian tribes in North America? Ever since the coming of Europeans experienced many different kinds of epidemics and pandemics and smallpox and what the jingle dress dance sort of shows me is maybe this was a way that native people had of coping with these earlier generations of epidemic says. Well how is the jingle dress itself connected to healing? I think most native people know that the jingles themselves argued with kind of healing power. Ojibway people think of spiritual power as being passed through the air and so sound is very important in that world view. And so if you've ever been to a powwow and you've had the wonderful experience of listening to many Jingle dress dancers dancing together you know. It's a really interesting sound in that it's a tinkling sound. But some people have described it as almost being like a summer rain or or voting sounds of a rainfall what we learned this past year. My students and I at the University of Minnesota were putting together an exhibit for the Malek's Indian Museum thinking about it being the hundredth anniversary of the Jingle Dress. Dance tradition and we had an opportunity to look at dresses through the decades and so from the Twenties Thirties forties fifties and more recent years. And what we found. Is that the jingles over the years. Where made of different materials we often think of. The Classic Copenhagen Snuff Can Lid and that has been a consistent material that our people have used to make jingles but we also saw dresses with Prince Albert tobacco cans. We also saw dresses made from baking soda cans early. So yeah so people. American Indian women and women in particular have been very creative. We had one early Dakota dress. That had a jacket. Both of them with jingles and the skirt and jacket were made of drapery fabric. Wow it sounds like a jingle dressed dancers were kind of contemporary in that they were able to go with the styles of the time they did and in fact some of my favorite dresses are the first ones from the collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. They're often black kind of Slim dresses that resemble the flapper dresses of the Nineteen Seventies. And so it's surprising. And that's sort of one of the things. We wanted to show with the exhibit that in many ways. The Jingle dress dance evolved through the decades. There isn't one consistent style but the jingles are what they all have in common a lot of the dresses from the thirties and forties. We found had long zinc zippers. Up The side showing that they were probably purchased in department stores. When you and then we're embellished later with jingles and that's something that may be would surprise some of us who always say you know you have to make your own jingle dress or you have to have it made for you. Because in the nineteen thirties and forties women sometimes purchase them and added the jingles. Later I imagine many people think that Powell dancing has been around for hundreds of years. But as you say the jingle dress dance and the dress itself is relatively new. How do people respond when when you tell them that? I like to talk about that idea very much. Because many people can only see indigenous people as historic people. I know we have that problem in the United States where sort of viewed as always in terms of the past and so with the Jingle dress even though the Powell tradition is older than the jingle dress dance shows me. Is that native people and Ojibway people here in the Great Lakes were part of the making of the modern world. And who would've thought one hundred years ago a century ago that this global epidemic that people experienced all over the world would go into the remote communities of the Great Lakes and be very devastating and that women would respond to that epidemic. By you know I always say it's like applying. Sav to wounds that they were able to kind of create this new tradition. That is still with us. A century later. Wow now you mentioned earlier that you helped curate and exhibit at the Mill Lack indie museum in Ohio which took a look at the history of the Jingle Dress and was organized for the one hundredth anniversary of this dance. What kinds of dresses did you have contributed to this exhibit from some some of the you know the the dancers out there well. It was really fun because we started the exhibit with the idea that we were going to bring historic dresses so that the community could kind of look at what I mentioned earlier. The how the dresses evolved over the decades but then what we also found is there almost became like a second exhibit because women wanted to bring their own shingle dress into the exhibit as well and. I think the one that is photographed. Most often is one where it belongs to Vanessa. Northrop from the fond laco devoid community in Minnesota and she turned her police uniform into a jingle dress. And that's a very powerful dress When people see it another favorite is the one I mentioned made out the Baking Soda. Can lintz and that was from our spiritual leader from Kind of central Minnesota and Wisconsin. His name is Lee Staples and he asked if we would like to have his mother's dress which he's still had Lee himself is in his seventies so he brought in his mother's very beautiful dress and we that to the exhibit as well. Just a beautiful sight to see yeah. The exhibit is called the BOSCA. Uganda good day. The Jingle dress at one hundred and as I said it will be having another season. Hopefully when the museum reopened again later this spring it. It will be there for the summer months as well. Now you may have noticed over the last couple of weeks. We've seen women and girls posting videos of themselves dancing Jingle online in response to cove nineteen how does it make you feel to see indigenous people turning back to the Jingle dress dance as a dentist healing? Well it makes me feel great. It makes me very happy to think that another generation as being inspired by this tradition. You may have noticed early last summer that Google had doodle in the middle of June about the jingle dress dance and it was the first time that Google had commissioned a native artist to make a doodle and I thought that was a very interesting thing to happen in the last year too. So what's interesting to me to the timing of these particular events because who would have thought a century after the jingle dress we'd have another global pandemic and just at the time we were remembering that history so strongly that we would have a similar kind of episode in the midst of our country and any in our communities so the timing of. This is all very interesting to
Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
"March seventeenth two thousand. The Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God held a huge party to celebrate the end of the world. The party was scheduled to last for two days as the leaders had roasted three bulls for feasting and acquired seventy crates of soft drinks. Hundreds of men women and children had arrived to join in the festivities and prepare for Armageddon yet. Armageddon came much more quickly than any of them had anticipated as the members gathered in the chapel at the primary complex in Congo. Uganda the doors and windows were boarded. Shut THE CHURCH. Building was set on fire. And at least seven. Hundred congregants were burdened ally. Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and this is colts. Apart cast original this is the thirteenth episode in our Daily Series. On the strange prophecies made by different cults and their leaders throughout this month. Were taking a daily look at the myriad of apocalyptic predictions to try and uncover. What makes these revelations so appealing? I'm here with my co host. Greg Paulson pyeryone today. We're discussing the beliefs of Christiania. Marin Day she convinced member cult the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. That Armageddon was imminent after predicting the world would end on January. First two thousand. The cut leadership killed their own members for reasons that are still not entirely clear. It's very likely they didn't want members to realize their doomsday predictions. Were wrong the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God began in nineteen eighty nine. When Cronje Morandi a bartender banana beer brewer and sex worker claimed that the Virgin. Mary had appeared before her in the vision. Mary commanded Cronje to clean up her life and spread the news of a coming apocalypse. Cra Dona claimed at the world would face awful tribulation from God if people did not turn back to him and follow his ten commandments to the letter most people looked upon CR- Dona with skepticism. However she brought her predictions to form a government employee. Joseph Kibera Terry. He had also claimed have seen visions from God and when Cronje came to him he believed God had brought her into his life. Cuba Terry's endorsement of Kunia gave her story. The clouded needed together. Cronje and Cuba Terry Spread Their Doomsday message. Luckily for them Uganda was in a state of total chaos. Making Armageddon look highly plausible. Even the most sceptical Ugandans of the day the entire nation had been embroiled in a civil war with atrocity after atrocity being committed on all sides in addition HIV and AIDS had torn through the country at a rapid pace killing indiscriminately to make matters worse. The Roman Catholic Church one of the only pillars of stability in the region had become embroiled in its own awful scandals. People were desperate for safety and answers in could dona. Morandi was all too happy to provide. She called the people of Uganda follow her and promised to shelter them through the coming wrath of God. This message proved effective over the course of eight years. The movement's membership grew to over four thousand and built several dedicated living complexes throughout the region. Yet for all the cult successes Cra Dona had never decided on an official date for the end of the world to maintain control. Cordona stated that the world would end on January. First two thousand. The Colt was prepared to die. When the day finally came but as January first came and went so did CRA donas credibility. People began to leave the movement on mass in order to save face. Crony announced a new date. For the end of the World March eighteenth. They would have a grand party to celebrate starting on the seventeenth when over seven hundred people showed up to the Kananga Complex Cronje provided the apocalypse she had promised by burning them alive within the chapel. Some believe she died in the fire while others believe she escaped but more horrific revelations were still to come as the Ugandan government investigated the movement's Bases. They discovered mass graves at each and everyone in total. Three hundred ninety. Five additional members of the movement had been shot stabbed and poisoned by their own leadership sometime before the fire overall the Movement for the restoration of the Ten Commandments of God had proven to be one of the deadliest cults ever created when her doomsday prophecies. Failed CR- DONIO. Marinda made sure they would never fail again by killing more than two thousand of her own followers whether she died with them or escape to safety is unknown to this
The Good, The Bad And The WTF With Alan Yang
"I think this is a good time for us to pivot to our regular segment. Our favorite segment the good the bad in the wgn. Jeff I feel good about that. Let's do that okay. So why don't you lay down the rules of engagement for Ellen? Okay all right. So the rules of engagement for this game We live in a world of rolls right now mostly related to social distance and hygiene but in this particular game. What we what we do with this segment is it's kind of a round table segment where we will ask our guest or guests s is we will join in as well to talk about a single topic three ways so you know one dish served three ways and the three ways are the good of that thing what makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside positive Joyful the ecstatic and then the the bad the negative side the darker side of that thing and then finally the W. t. s. one of the things that still to this day. Make us go right. They don't necessarily need to be either good or bad. It could be either but they still leaves a little puzzled so we thought that it would be appropriate given the amazing work you've been doing in this. I mean won't call the genre but Solitary to do the good the bad dose of telling immigrant stories. And you know we figured that this is something which we want you to share with us on your own so we'll just do that three ways with you beginning with the good if you can you know. There's so many good things about it but if there's if there's something particular that you feel is really just heartwarming about the idea that we're now in a space where we can tell these kinds of stories or even shelvin anecdote of telling immigrant stories that you WANNA share. That was particularly heartwarming. That'd be fantastic. Yeah well the good part is the easy part right. It's like the bad shitting. Immigrants Stores goofing around something but no the good part. The good part is easy. And it's it's it's multi part right one. Which is like were able to do it right now. That's that's the number one. Good thing it's like we were at a zero. These stories weren't being told at all. You know we. We were essentially zero and even in the last five years that's started to change in in you know starting from some of the stuff we did on master like that that you know covered some some some of that ground and then starting to work on. Tiger tail which is about that and then you know obviously little America is a whole show. That's about immigrant stories but Being able to be just being able to have the freedom to tell these very specific stories that that you know just were not in the cultural landscape at all when you talk about this country. It's like it just didn't exist so so that's great. Secondly you know getting to know yourself a little better getting to know your family a little better getting to Appreciate part of yourself that that you may have not been very in touch with because you wanted to fit in because you wanted to assimilate so so becoming more comfortable with who you are when you look in the mirror. That's all been part of this for me. It's been it's been really served edifying an interesting fulfilling And then a third part is and sadly this is probably more relevant than ever is is just kind of. I don't WANNA say educating people but because that sounds like homework but it's like a it's it's showing that these all of these people are three dimensional human beings as basic as that sounds I at the sounds incredibly basic and simple but if you look at the past if you look at the history of Asian American representation on screen is not human three-dimensional it is being depicted as perpetual. Foreigners is being depicted as nerd being depicted as a Guys or a you know atomic towns or sort of robotic and emotionless and you know in a movie like Tiger tail. I wanted to show that we are full of emotions and we are full of internal life and are we are living breathing emotional creatures who change over time and you have regrets and who love movies love and find it hard to talk to our kids in hardtop for parents then overcome that you know all these things of intrinsic in telling a story like that and frankly. I haven't seen it very often depicted if at all and so all these things are kind of why I'm passionate about telling me stories in There's many many more reasons. But that's that's just off the top of my head. I think it's just scratching the surface and I think there are many more stories to be told in many different genres including potentially horror action thriller. You know I gotta say given that. Actually living in a Har- inaction thriller right now There is something really meaningful about humanizing Chinese immigrants and other Asian immigrants in this era. Right you know showing showing Chinese people townies people literally without their masks is so important and bring them to. Life is something which I think has repercussions for actual life. So I'm super glad that even though it wasn't planned that that this is coming out at a time in which it's needed in that fashion. Yeah I mean. Look the totally unexpected circumstance. And it's just it's it's awful. What's going on? But you know the movie is coming out and the movie will be available for people to watch and if it if it's some small comfort and if it's you know depiction that as we said is three dimensional than of Asian people and people with Asian bases like you know I. It can't be a bad thing in my mind right so now we move on to the second round like you said. It's little more difficult. Although I'll tell you you know it doesn't have to be something bad about immigrants stories but it could be something bad about telling them right. And how the challenge of actually doing them right? So what in your impression Allen is the bad Santa tell this isn't this isn't a bad per se but it is a difficult challenge right so so when we were doing little America for instance it was a production challenge. Because you're doing eight stories that take place in eight different countries in eight different parts of the of America. So we're should and we're shooting the majority of them in New Jersey. So you're faking New Jersey for Uganda. Your New Jersey for Singapore. You're you're making new. Jersey are everywhere. So yeah talked to our production designers. Amien Diana about about the challenges of doing stories but that show went some crazy as to not only hurry doing that but then we ended up shooting Montreal for Syria and then I flew to Florida and we shot this episode. That took place on a cruise ship and we fake a Floridian cruise ship going to the Bahamas for Alaska. So at that point. I think we were just making life more difficult for ourselves on purpose because that doesn't have any big immigrant that just makes it much more difficult In the same thing happened in some ways and tiger tail. Because you're shooting in New York and you're shooting in Taiwan and interestingly enough again. This is kind of funny but just the way the days split up. We ended up having to shoot some of Taiwan Four New York in the movie. That take place in your shot in. Taiwan and I like I kind of want people to guess which ones they are. 'cause there's some scenes that they're in your. We shot in Taiwan which is so crazy and we had them put out a casting. Call for extras like we need non-taiwanese extras and all and so we got like white and black people in I wanted to be in the background.
East Africa's huge locust outbreak threatens regional food security
"To east Africa. Now where a wave of desert? Locusts is forming new swarms in Kenya Ethiopia and Somalia and threatening the main crop harvest in May and June the warning from the World Food Program or WFP follows an upsurge in Lucas colonies. That started in two thousand nineteen the worst in twenty five years for and Somalia and in seventy years for Kenya swamps have also spread to Eritrea Tanzania and Uganda and W P is especially worried for South Sudan the UN agency is trying to reach a five million people in need that this year but is two hundred eight million dollars. Short of the resources needed to mount an effective response according to WFP more than half of South Sudan's at twelve million people will face severe food insecurity at height of the annual hunting season from May to July and as many as twenty thousand people particularly in the worst hit counties of Duke and Kobo in Jonglei State face catastrophic food shortages between now and April.
Ethics and Responsibility in the Jewelry Industry
"I have a fun fact. Did you know that between the two holidays? Valentine's Day and Mother's DAY CASS. American spent get this on average a staggering ten billion dollars every year on jewelry. Not Surprising. And that's just those two holidays alone. That's not including you know the winter holidays including birthdays anniversaries or engagements. That's only on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day which is incredible. I had no idea. Yeah me neither. And that's actually just a small fraction of the three hundred billion dollars exchanged globally from the mining of approximately ninety million carats of rough diamonds and sixteen hundred tons of gold every single year. And of course with that colossal sum of money on the line well. Human Nature can and does falter sadly succumbing sometimes to unbridled greed and avarice often quite literally on the backs of others. How many of us have really truly considered the true cost of our jewelry. I mean we may very well recall the price that we paid for it. But what about this other price? The human and environmental cost cast in twenty eighteen activists organization. Human Rights Watch published a study which is called the hidden cost of jewelry and it highlights some really heartbreaking egregious instances of human rights abuses and environmental tragedies stemming from unscrupulous mining operations such as when in two thousand eight members of this and Bob Way military staged a bloody takeover of the diamond fields and the country's Murang`a district and they slaughtered some two hundred civilian miners for the next six years. Certain factors of the government's armed forces military and police oversaw a brutal and ruthless program of torture and forced labor including forced child labor and their class to pilfer the diamond fields in two thousand eleven. Human Rights Watch documented a pervasive program of sexual violence against workers at the hands of the private security company hired to protect the Tara Mine in Papua New Guinea. While Canadian Gold Mining Company began mining operations in the Maroteaux district of northern Uganda without even notifying or securing the necessary rights or permissions from the indigenous Karamojong community. The grim reality is that gold around your neck. The silver on your wrist the platinum on your finger or the gems in your ears may very well have come for one of these mines or others like them but do not despair dress listeners. Because today we're going to bring you an episode which hopefully informs and educates you about some of these issues that are going on in the jewelry industry and we hope to shut a light on the ever growing movement to write these wrongs and also to institute responsibility and transparency all along the supply chain in the Jewelry Industry today. We are joined by jewelry designer educator and activist. Bliss Lau to talk about ethics and responsibility in the jewelry trade and what we as a consumer can do to effect change. Bless all welcome to the show bliss. Welcome to the show thanks I'm happy to be here. Yeah we're so excited to talk about Jewelry Today. But before we delve into what? I think will be some rather surprising subject matter for a lot of our listeners. I'm hoping that you can tell us a little bit about your own background. And how did you become a jewelry designer and specifically when did you begin zeroing in on some of the problems in the jewelry industry that we're going to cover today sure I? I went to Parsons as a studied fashion design and then I actually started off as a handbag designer and I did that for several years and I used to have this handbag that had the chains down the front of it that looked like the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge and at some point because I studied fashion design. I kind of was procrastinating. And for fun I made myself a body chain with a chain that had used on my handbags and it became like a huge explosive interest in the industry. Basically like what we would call viral. Now that was actually I was viral and it was the first time I ever heard the word was when it went. Viral eventually made myself actually. My first ring was a ring called the kaleidoscope bring which is still in my collection and because I studied apparel I wanted to make a ring that referenced apparel in the sense of when you get dressed you get up every day. It's a form of identity so you choose to put on your shirt and your jacket and your outfit and is who you are and when I wanted to enter into jewelry space. I didn't want to create something. That was an imposition on your body. I wanted to create something that in that same way would give you choice. The kaleidoscope ring is one ring made a four pieces so every single day. You can choose to wear it differently and it can evoke personality. That's what I love about it. I actually am mostly a bespoke bridal designer now and I have moved into fine jewelry in around twenty fourteen and I did that because it wasn't really a plan My now husband proposed to me with a sketchbook and asked me to design my own rang and it was actually at the Metropolitan Museum at the Alexander McQueen show Oh lovely because he knows I love fashion and it was the first experience that I had in picking out a gemstone and thinking about fine jewelry and then learning about fine jewelry and eventually I stopped making costume jewelry and just fully dove into making fine jewelry and bespoke bridal so we know each other quite well so I know your work quite well. You have been struggling a lot personally with some of the ethics within the jewelry industry and this is like one of the new major directions of your work. So when did you first start becoming aware that there were problems? I mean all of us we. Everyone knows that there are certain issues when it comes to gold and diamonds and things like that but it feels like a really big idea and when it's a really big idea it doesn't feel like you can do anything and one of the things that I love about. The jewelry industry is that your industry is essentially made up of a millions and millions of independent small businesses myself included. And when I started one of the things that I did that really made me realize that I could make an impact with my design and also simultaneously made me realize how challenging it can be was
Vimalakirti Sutra 2020 - Talk 8
"Hi. Everybody am here in my house recording. Because I wanted to have a complete set of my own recordings on the Villa Sutra. I was gone the last several weeks of the seminar and Jeff. Bicknell took over for me and his recordings are available. But I wanted to have a set of my own as well so I'm GonNa Talk And share about chapters ten through the end of the Sutra. And I'm going to start here with chapter ten. The FEAST BROUGHT BY EMANATED INCARNATION. And this begins right after this silence of insecurity when he is the last to respond to the meaning of. Non Duality response by keeping silence. And so after that profound response Shari Putra at the beginning of this chapter says. I'm worried about all these buddy sought because it's noon almost and when are they going to eat and and Bill Acuity says to Shari. Put your boy. We're talking about these ultimate thing. So why are you worried about eating? Anyway I'm going to show you now an amazing meal far beyond anything you've ever seen so he enters into a concentration and enables. The disciples gathered at his house to see a universe called. Sarah Gonda Uganda. Which is located. Man has many butterfield's beyond where they are as there are sans in the forty two Ganges rivers so if there were forty two Ganges and each one had innumerable sand. That's how far away this universe is and that's how many Buddha fields are in this universe and they're the Taga named Sugandha Kuta resides and lives in that universe. It is so lofty and the aspiration is so high that nobody even heard of a disciple or a show project. Buddha Solitary Buddha there are no lesser pass only ultimate Mahayana Path exists there and in that universe all the houses all the avenues. All the parks. All the palaces are made a fragrance. They're made of perfumes and the food eaten by those bodies office is perfume. And they're they are now sitting down to eat their perfume fragrance. Food and the body side of his disciples Curtis House can see them doing this. So says to the gathering Would you like to go there and partake of that food but Mon- JUDICIARY Creates Supernatural Power to rob them of any desire to go there to eat food so nobody says they? WanNa go so then. We'll acuity without rising from his couch magically emanates an incarnation buddy southbound sort of magical being a golden colored adorned with US officials signs and marks shining throughout the assembly and. He says to that incarnation. But he's got to go in the direction of Zenith where that world is and whether all those Buddha fields and when you get there find the Buddha there ciganda Kuta he'll be eating and bought him and tell him that asks after his health and that has a request. Would you mind giving us whatever's leftover from your meal so that we can feed it to the people here in this world? So the incarnation body. Sophos says okay. I'll do it. And he looks up and immediately disappears and appears in other universe and makes the requests and the buddy sauces there. He e the request is specifically as we want this food to inspire people with lesser aspirations in the world to have greater aspirations and so all the buddies say well what what does that mean less lesser aspirations. We can't even imagine any less her aspirations and then the Buddha there ciganda Kuta says to them well. They have lesser aspirations because they live in a more corrupt world than ours. Our world is so pure. Of course we have high aspirations but there there's corruption there so they need. They're struggling to get out of the difficulty of their world so their aspirations initially are quite low but vimla courtesy. Listen that world. Nevertheless he has these inconceivable aspirations and he's wants to inspire the body Saunas so the buddy scientists say wow he must be something that if he can create a magical creature like this and live in that world and so the Buddha there said yes he is great and and he really is working for all living beings in all fields so he granted the request. He poured some of his food impregnated with all the perfumes into a fragrant vessel. And he gave it to the incarnation buddy saga and and at that time. Ninety Million Buddy Saunas in that beautiful universe said we'll go along to when he delivers the food. We would like to go to. Let's let's let us go so that we can honor the Buddha shock your money in that Saha World and honor this great visual acuity and see the Buddy Saad there so and the target That other Buddha out of the realm sugandha Kuta says well. If you think that that's a good idea go ahead. But less those living beings become matt an intoxicated. Go without your perfumes and less those living beings of the world become jealous of you. Change your body's and hide your beauty and don't think of any ideas of contempt and aversion for that very imperfect universe. Why Noble Sons? Buddha field is a field of pure space but the Lord Buddha Lord Buddhists in order to develop living beings. Do not reveal all at once the pure realm of the Buddha. So He's giving instructions to these super purified beings how to behave themselves in this less than purified world so they disappeared from there and Boof Pity reappeared in house and since they were ninety million of them it caused them to produce. Ninety million. More lion thrones like the ones he had produced before and they all sat down. So then the incarnation buddy sought for gave the vessel full of food to them acuity and the fragrance from that food permeated the entire city of I- solly and further beyond that to one hundred universes but within the city of the brand's householders and even chubby chieftain Chandra Chandra Chandra Chandra noticing the fragrance. We're amazed and filled with wonder and cleansed in body and mind and came all at once to the House of Milwaukee along with all eighty four thousand of the population of the Chubby territories. And they all bowed. And they were all amazed then Acuity said to Shari Putra in. The great disciples their reverence. Eat of the food of the data. It is Ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. That's the source of its beautiful fragrance. The great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow minded attitudes dualistic grasping attitudes. Because if you do you will not be able to receive this gift. So then they said but how can such a huge assembly here eat such a small quantity of food? And of course he said you know. There's nothing to worry about. Their this food will be plenty for everybody and of course the eight and there was plenty for everybody so then As always they had a bite to eat and they got to talking about Dharma and Maliki said to the office who came from none other room. How does the Taga Sugandha Kuta who lives in your realm? How does he teach Dharma and they said well? He doesn't teach by means of sound and language he teaches by means only a perfume at the foot of each perfume. Tree Sits Buddy Safa and the tree. The tree emits perfumes. Just like the perfume this food and they smell the perfume and they attain the concentration called source of all Buddy Siva virtues and then they attain all virtuous. That's how he does it
Israel and Sudan Will Push to Normalize Relations
"Get now to this month's news that Israel and Sudan will push to normalize relations that sounds like a huge diplomatic coup for Israel. Is that right? It is a massive diplomatic coup for Israel. it's a great thing. I think for Sudan as well A separate matter is how it was conducted however and that has to be said If you look at what's good for Sudan itself I think Any measure that strengthens Sudan's economy and at the same time strengthens the The the cohesion of the Democratic Forces that one would hope would emerge prevail in a sustainable way way up on elections for the down. The line is a good thing for Sudan Israel's role there Obviously is is one of Assisting and in having Sudan seen as a friendly country towards the West which which is the port of call for assistance in the development of Sudan And that was much the idea behind the the elements in the Sudanese governance structure. That looked for this meeting with with with Prime Minister Netanyahu The however There's a diversity of news of views among the civilian political constellation in in Sudan as to how and when to engage with Israel. And what's been announced by Netanyahu and and And General Borhan in compiler Is that copolymers. The capital of Uganda. That is intended to set up afterwards normalization of relationships. You know the other the other interests there. There are In in in this in this Development are to Wean Sudan from the potential influence of Iran. And that's the reason why in this meeting it is understood that there was a heavy involvement of the of of the Gulf Gulf powers especially the United Arab Emirates which presumably set it up where it's understood. Set it up after about three months of negotiations Negotiations with the military To Go back to your question about Israel and Sudan in the last few decades you may remember that there were reported bombings by Israel of convoys of arms and Sudan I it was understood at the time that that's that Sudan. was getting assistance from Iran to arm elements in the Gaza Strip. And that was the route that these ratings bombed The main obstacle that Sudan has right now economically is the fact that because Osama bin Laden was was hosted in Sudan enlarged in Sudan the US designated Sudan a state sponsor of terrorism and That designation stands in the way of Sudan enjoying the support of certain multilateral entities that are deemed to be indispensable for unblocking the hurdles towards development in Sudan and that was very much behind the the idea of the military elements that engage in this conversation with Netanyahu there are elements within the civilian spectrum in Sudan that are not particularly opposed to engaging with Israel but saw in the way this was conducted a trampling of the agreement that that he would be the council itself not one member of the counselor one element of the council that would develop foreign policy decision of this dimension and it was reported that the prime minister hadn't been even warned about this meeting and they learned about it through the press even though the military claim they told him a couple of days before So what I'm trying to say here is that while it's a wonderful development the way this is delivered Mccarey some risks because it could fray The or could exacerbate tensions between the civilian elements and military within Sudan from the Israeli point of view. We have to also realize that to the extent that this engagement has to do with brokering results from Sudan. If those results do not materialize you have to wonder how how Israel is going to be perceived on how engagement with Israel is going to be perceived a relationship like this though a warming thawing of ties. It doesn't come out of nowhere right. There's a lot of hard work that went into this. Certainly a lot of a lot of hard work has gone into this Their reports actually that Israel had engaged with Bush here as well in two thousand sixteen by sheer kind of had some nice things to say about about Israel at least relative to its neighbors. Right when the Syrian civil war was kind of ramping up but she said you know even if Israel had taken over Syria. We wouldn't be seeing something this terrible exactly which is mild statement as we would see it. It's not mile given the context in which it was made It's not uncommon for African countries and countries elsewhere. Really do think that the road To Washington go through Jerusalem and This is at play very much here. But it sounds vaguely anti Semitic you know. It isn't and yet if you see it. From the point of view of our ability to insert the values of democracy that Israel represents and the potential for engagement with neighbors that develop in that direction. I don't necessarily think it is so unfortunately though It is one of the main reasons Why many of these governments bother to engage because otherwise they're very focused on their own Takeout from from that engagement in certain carries risks I mean there's no shortage of radical Islamist movements in especially in this hell in Africa that threatened to destabilize governments upon engagement with Israel. So they have to be at sea benefit and the benefit. Gm oftentimes has to do with with acceding to Raising their profile of attention in America and in the mainstream world and they they do think that the Jewish community in America and and and Israel can can help in that direction and point of fact after this meeting in compiler the General General Received a call from Mike Pompeo inviting him to Washington so It was pretty explicit
"uganda" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"Yeah now. This is not your first trip to Los Angeles Southern California. You've been here two times in the past two times this is my third. And and what were you doing in the past I was here to do a tour because of Oz Michigan the soda community in the Gun in community in Los Angeles a-list where the first time invited me here in California and I did a tour. I saw Dr will fame did you. Oh Oh you've already been to the walk of fame to do that again. I love being there. I've been there twice. I'd love to go back a a valley. Yeah we went there yesterday. Tell me now. So you've been here now three times and he you've been in COMPA. The capital of Uganda hundreds of times on the. What do you see the most significant differences? You know just obvious. Differences is between southern California and compiler. I'd say it's less crowded here. You know one of the roads except for traffic except traffic hours. Yeah and also. The roads are quite broad here. Compared to Uganda. You have about what seven lanes four lanes more for. We have two lanes and you've gone on the sidewalk and decide to drive on. Yeah three maximum really. But it's usually two lanes. Yeah I know that was the first thing that our country director when he was here last year Adrian rent to and he said I can't I can't I believe the size of the roads. This is an in everybody really stays in the roads compared to it's like it's not like three roads one road everybody fighting not on all roads but in some Roy twin win the traffic hours. People want to get out of traffic. So they're just going to try to. We'll drive on the sidewalk. Which is oh? I know it's not it's just it's just amazing to get through Uganda's probably no more than five miles.
"uganda" Discussed on Short Wave
"We're talking about how you gotta use his drinkable in Kabul liquid. Morphine to treat serious pain. Where do we start? I wanted to see how this whole model works so I went along with the Ugandan nurse. Josephine Josephine's around Kampala. She's with a nonprofit called hospice Africa Josephine's delivering liquid morphine to patients. Who are too sick to come into the clinic? This is the first stop is at the House of an eighty one year old woman with advanced colorectal cancer. She's curled up in bed. Mosquito net hanging over her. If this audio check out in Kwan and Josephine checks in with the caregivers there to make sure the morphines helping with her pain no I ought to know when she she takes the morphine does depended use. Is She sleeping. She's she put to sea tonight. is she eating and then after looking at a card where doses are logged. She gives them a couple more bottles of morphine. It's filled with this green colored liquid. The tonight they would so we're talking like bottles of liquid morphine right. The size of an ordinary water bottle powdered morphine mixed with with water at a government funded facility and it's a two week supply for patients to drink. Okay drinkable liquid morphine. Not the type of painkiller. We'd widely prescribed here in the US for extreme pain right here in the US. We use morphine and painkillers related to it. But those tend to be amped up formulations that are many times as powerful roll or they've got fancy delivery systems patches time release capsules pumps give you the right dose with a push of a button like when you're in the hospital and you push that little red button to ask get for morphine or whatever exactly but advocates and Uganda say in almost all cases. They don't need that. Morphine is fine. And this low tech drinkable drinkable. Formula is very doable. Here's how Dr Anne Merriman who actually helped set up Uganda's liquid morphine system back in the late. Nineteen Ninety s describes the solution. You know they say it to make an a cup of coffee and you can make it at the kitchen and we did for seventeen years. Yeah in the early days they were using a kitchen. Sink observing serving basic protocols but still pretty simple make so if it's that easy to make it must keep the cost of liquid morphine down exactly. This treatment is cheap deep like two dollars and fifty cents for a one week supply for our cancer patient and anyone else who gets it in. Uganda absolutely no cost. Because because for some years now Uganda has been providing the liquid morphine for free. Oh Wow yeah. In a country where more than forty percent of the population lives on less than two dollars a day. That's huge so this all sounds good. But like we said opioids huge issue in the United States. My reaction immediately is like Oh this is addictive has has this led to any problems. Like that in Uganda. Yeah from a chemical standpoint morphine has potential for addiction So I put this question to an and she. He says this setup that they're using for giving out the drinkable morphine. Remember they give it to patients in a very controlled way isn't likely to foster misuse so dilute it. Sued is not going to give you I. They have taken over a lot to get any form of So that's her theory but whatever the reason after all these years here's does not seem to be producing an addiction. Problem in Uganda. So in Merriman was the driving force behind all this yeah. She was the founder of hospice Africa and she proposes. Was this idea of using this drinkable morphine. To treat pain in Uganda. And then what really made the difference was that it was embraced by some key Ugandan officials they ran with it. The head of surgical training at the Premier Medical School started training surgeons on prescribing liquid. Morphine and then. The country passed a law allowing nurses to prescribe the mixture. I'm sure that helped make a difference. Yeah it was huge because there are way more nurses than doctors there so now around eleven percent of patients who need liquid morphine in Uganda are getting it. But it's been stuck at that level and that's still pretty low right. So what's the challenge. Why is it stuck there? Liquid good morphine might be relatively inexpensive to make but funding is a major issue. Even where you have access to early could muffin. You need personnel. Who will be able to go to the home of the patient detrimental Lou? Rica has the African Palliative Care Association. A nonprofit that promotes this model. Manuel says Uganda spends very little of its national budget on healthcare. So there's not enough money being spent to train. And then deploy nurses to prescribe the liquid morphine and he says is also compared to health programs that save lives efforts to reduce patient's pain or just a much lower priority for African governments and also for international donors which which is maddening for Manuel because of how cheap pain management through liquid morphine is would donate a lot of money. It's not billions of dollars that we need. We need a little talk to make sure that all the patients need to access the already could muffin get them as often as as an integral part of the health system he's like this is an effective way to spend the money if we had it. Yeah and this lack of funding is also why other African countries have been slow to get liquid morphine to their patients patients. Even though they've shown a lot of interest in replicating Uganda's model and there's been a stream of visitors from more than a dozen African countries who've come to Uganda to learn how Uganda system works. And bring that information back in fact when I was in Kampala on the home visit with Josephine there was actually a doctor from Malawi. Who was shadowing her? So Malawi's is trying to copy Uganda's liquid morphine system. Malawi is one of several countries that have taken inspiration. They've now legalized the importation of liquid morphine to and Botswana Rwanda uh-huh and Swaziland have gone even further. They've taken up Uganda's idea of covering the cost for patients but again when it comes to the actual getting the morphine to patients. That's that's been progressing at a glacial pace so you've got this very promising model for helping a lot of countries interested in it and yet the vast majority of patients who need it are yet up to be helped by it right and I WanNa leave you with this moment that just crystallized it was so poignant you know I'm I'm watching this the head chemist of the government funded facility where Uganda's liquid morphine solution has made. His name is Christopher Tugay and he's scooping the morphine powder from I'm a bag onto a scale every time I way out the Purdah emerging that patient village who could be paying and you have here a power that can take away all that pain and like even after the bag is empty. He just keeps scraping. I don't want to leave even a small. In faith. There prevent nights. It would be helpful to every patient out day. He says until 'til Uganda starts producing enough. Every wasted. Graham means a patient who's going to be left and pain.
"uganda" Discussed on Short Wave
"Recently reporting on a story about how healthcare workers treat patients in extreme physical pain right. They've turned to a creative solution drug. That might surprise some people in the US yeah so in the US. Drugmakers have flooded the country with these powerful. We're foles sophisticated opioids that are at the center of the OPIOID epidemic. That's the US opioid crisis. Right but in Uganda and in fact in a lot of African countries for years they've been dealing with their own opioid crisis. which is the opposite issue patients? There don't have enough access to major painkillers. Why is is a combination of governments not spending on it not making it a priority which when it comes to an internationally controlled narcotic substance? There's a lot of red tape. So there's not many options beyond simple painkillers. Like ibuprofen seat him in offend a lot of tylenol. That's not usually enough for people in extreme pain like from cancer. It's GonNa feel so so horrible you just sometimes it's kind of been just end up paying undue like please get me through these. Please get me through this. Justin Anga has breast cancer. Hurt then metastasized. I met her at Hospice Center in Kampala. A tumor had reached her spinal cord just thirty years old but she's lost so much weight. She looks like she could be twelve. That's that's rough. Yeah really awful pain. But then a nurse gave Justina dose of Uganda's Goto solution drinkable liquid. Morphine she says the pain was gone in a matter of hours. A wind and the tone may good city game and I just drifted We do morning from Lake. Wow extra slipped to morning okay. So liquid morphine. That's I mean that's an opioid that can be addictive right. Yes but in Uganda. Health officials say they've figured out a system for how to use it effectively cheaply and safely safely to treat pain. So today on shortwave. Managing Pain in Uganda. We hear about this simple solution that they've come up with drinkable liquid morphine. It's been life changing for patients in terrible pain and not just in Uganda. It's a model that a lot of countries throughout Africa are looking to as a way to bring pain relief..
"uganda" Discussed on Jokes So Funny
"Depart funny, bait. Like that. Somebody should open that. Yeah, every episode. That's how. Some like ninety steam using and his guys just like meeting. Naming Warren is having her Konya moment with just a. In Uganda. Thank with that. He he meets with the king of Uganda land. I don't know what kind or are you going to what kinda. Is that the real reason Elizabeth Warren wanted to know she wanted to be like Black Panther. That's exactly we're going to be able to go to those basket hats, fruit on her head going on topic every. Before we do if I get shirts, say we'll Kanda temporarily printed out, would you guys rock. Okay, cool. Take it for as long as I can get it. Just for a little while Trillo. So less. Like the pizza guy's Uganda forever. Yeah, Connie tells the king or whatever. If you got, we're going to turn this place into rat too drastic park. Is that a thing? Yes. Oh my God. He really is. Gifted him, a white pair of easies like share. That's that's. That's like twice GDP of that country. Let's fuck an incredible dog to Perry easies. What are those? Like? Twelve hundred bucks a pop. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. Are they fancy pants. Fairly mom. So out of a podcast. A pair of shoes that you with a long time ago. They look kind of like my rip off shoes like they're really thick based to them. You know, I've heard them best described as. That what that he's like my shoes gotta have a lot of base..
"uganda" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"uganda" Discussed on KROQ 106.7FM
"Uganda and coming down the loan six point seven k rock is k r o q this is the cabinet bean show sold out april foolishness is happening march thirty first at.
"uganda" Discussed on The Crypto Street Podcast
"Ludi to be in patient if you see something that's pumped just sit back and and we don't chase anything to it's easier to tweet and say than to actually yeah like what am i to do is remind myself as biz late two thousand coins up there this this so if this so much fission this cnn it on after chase ormes most arms they come back to you anyways it's like you know a few that's the first thing you have to learn about group those just not to chase pumps and eulogise watant hold back if you feel really bad know tweet about it prior on twitter although people will cry with you in here you feel good about effects of us a key i think sometimes uganda early on uganda be kinda die by fire and um that immunise how i you know personally i learned the best from from my mistakes and learning first hand everyone can tell me don't don't chased pumps but until i actually chase want to get totally fucking wrecked um i've had would sylvie jason them i i had to learn a deluge a lotta muddy two dealers of these lessons um you know it gets to apply really great yes i'm kinda sick a losing money now uh let's figure the show and then i heard it's it's rivers like about it's just like a a switch you know you snap your fingers but to get to that point you know depending on the person for me it took a little time because i'm of stubborn up moments us via i just think that's one of the the good things about starting in small i give you spotted if he if you start with like twenty bucks ill trip those you can trade with a dollar issue issued chart way so stars starting with a like a little money allows you to me.
"uganda" Discussed on Rosewood Church Sermons
"I was wondering from the time i met her i was wondering about that question here was her response she said i know i know how much emotional pain i went through with my son's death i know how much so i still feel i just thought that because i know how much pain i have gone through i can better help people in their time of grief when they come to our funeral home that was her response her compassion and love for other hurting people has become a centerpiece of her character because of her own problems and pain now i hope i hope you don't have problems and trials this year i hope you don't but if you do the probability is you will have problems and trials if you do have them allow the lord to use your hurts and hard aches to help build your character uganda uganda does it make sense to you folks up to the balcony man all right all right so the first truth today is no no that god is more concerned that we grow in character and reputation that in our bank account throughout this year the second truth that i believe can help us to have a blessed and happier new year is this second truth is treat each person as a special creation of the lord once you read it with me from the big screen treat each person as a special creation of the lord and this comes to my mind from verse to where we read read it in unison with me the rich and poor have this in common the lord made them both the lord made them both.
"uganda" Discussed on WPUL Radio 1590
"Mm some status guy long way to go yang not seen by the phone known long uganda throwing away graciano oh.
"uganda" Discussed on The Read
"What markets bitch uganda i all laughing unarmed but so uganda on god so young a few concerns vis woman stock by you after you will were fringe down the data the baby gene pink and white case with leaker whatever other weird shit qalaenau the negative bay and they look good in all is that is the dude by youth firm as a free thinking beach it and you do heard dirty mark her because she's now being go she's going to rain because she's choosing to leave someone who did are wrong she must i don't get it her life must and i know there's plenty of dis the asked diggers who would say oh well he was in being serious the fact that you would even implied the fact that you would even sweet dumping violent like that so her is a major problem blows though ambitions on that like coming from a nigger who fucked up how are you man when you but and i left few for that reason i got a dad now because i loved myself enough to stop bucking around which odumbe line sorry trash garbage i don't get it in that video that he posted he was like man is not even ma fall seven nichols be using their phone i do not the end i bet that is show excuse abetted he is i bet you love to be like oh that's not even it wasn't even me on the phone negga bye bye if you've got so many other house gobi we wanted them and don't be worried about what the fuck i be doing.
"uganda" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"Ricki not key way key mary oh by land kennedy dan do you weigh this in ghana goss she came uganda yep world through banja dog they no they both ballot kennedy you way and ghana goss she came uganda did try at.
"uganda" Discussed on V103
"Crowded with a who was essential no two two three mm sure uganda arizona really two two well one no the turnaround luke maye oh my god come with your back i saw wheel a good morning everybody you're listening to the voice all couple no.
"uganda" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"So are you embarrassed by the prisoner do you think he did a good job as far beyond with nato i think you did a pretty good job you know why in talking to other nation about coming together to make a better world or to be better at one of the head beijing in nato the embarrassing may i don't feel it at the embarrassment but yet i would like wildwood pregnant at the conduct without war respectful of a nation what go right but let me ask you this was anything of the president did this week on the overseas trip that you can argue was not reese that was not respectful to these foreign countries i mean you said i want the present to be more respectful these other countries give me an example of where the president was not respectful to other countries on this trip hello i'm still here okay uh well i looked at work the oath of i came up through the crowd of the nation the other man that would be a with him uganda but great to be fully i don't you're gonna have to be more you're not be more specific because i have absolutely no idea what you're talking about right now is the time all coming together and the way animal with crowd kinda elbowed through well i mean look i think his point was when he elbowed is where the front was basically i'm paying for this and i'm going to be at the front of the room i don't i don't think there's an issue with that do you honestly think there's an issue with that yes about way one conduct to sell quit but leader great deal you you're if you're here the thing if here's the thing those nations you do realise don't respect you unless you basically show than that you're not willing to be screwed with well the president says i'm going to be at the front and on the one that's financing this i'm the one that's got in and i'm going to be at the front.
"uganda" Discussed on The Compass
"Sanitary facilities are one they do not have access to sanitary towels while they're having their menstrual periods we got center toes they have to sit at home this is an addictive budget she's just twenty five years old and is a member of parliament in kampala uganda is unusual in electing special members of parliament to represent young people but under who is a member of the opposition thinks female needs remain a cute let me just had for details if a garden centre told in a certain part of the country they build a heap of signed stunned for her to sit on for the time that she's in her periods imagine how inhuman that is so you'll have many occurrences where it goes have to get of school for the tens that dan they're periods that means they definitely cannot perform though where the boys do because the boys have uninterrupted access to education here's a remarkable fucked it rural uganda girls meese about a quarter of their classes due to the lack of study tori tolls is a major reason why many drop out of school altogether although inevitably they face other hardships to when they get out of school or yes you can murray unsettle home because you started your periods and then you get pregnant you're in the country dentist cool two two two cells team to achieve choosing equipment i went and told me that a good hignett 'cause at night he was annoyed his sandra was just fifteen when she became pregnant a baby was a planned at the local reaction threatened and her classroom career my name is politi out by law i worked as the head of status of kit at acp's hey squad at fast we've got a lot of resentment from the public and from different weed in this one there are fears was coping.