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Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

The Economist: The Intelligence

17:45 min | 6 d ago

Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong

"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. 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There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.

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Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19

Weekend Edition Saturday

03:53 min | Last week

Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19

"Jolene Lovitt has lost friends and family to cope in 19 She and other volunteers have been keeping track of Filipino healthcare workers who died from the disease worldwide. Their website is called Communion, which means shelter or refuge. It's an online memorial with pictures and stories of those who've been lost. Jolene livid joins us now from Los Angeles. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. So why don't you just start by telling me why created this online memorial? So the first week of stay at home orders? I lost my aunt who was a registered nurse. Her name is Rosary. Castro Olonga. And she passed away without being named. You know, for weeks. Two weeks later, I lost another aunts. They worked with my mother for 30 years in the I C u as registered nurses. So your mother is also a registered nurse. Yes, And as the days went on, we noticed that a lot of the health care workers unless there were independent journalists covering their family's stories. We were unable to identify them. And so there were a group of us. We got together and we started. Basically documenting everything confined. You talked about how many people with Philippine ancestries were dying on the front lines as health care workers. Are they over represented in the medical industry. Absolutely. Here in California. One in five registered nurses is of the looking ancestry in New York. So now we're talking about two hot spots of the pandemic, 34.4% of all Filipinos are actually in the healthcare industry. New York So we're highly over represented in the healthcare industry because of historic exclusion, except for health care professionals, for example, and educators that were allowed to migrate here, and that's why a lot of people choose this career path. That's correct. I know that in my family, there will be entire households that will save up tuition for one person to go through nursing school so that she can migrate abroad and support being rest of the entire family that's still back home in the Philippines. A main feature of the digital memorial are the numbers that you've collected. Can you tell us about the data you found United States has more than doubled the deaths of Philippine healthcare workers, then the Philippines itself. Wow, that's quite shocking. It is it is on the second highest number of deaths of health care professionals. Of Philippine ancestry is actually the United Kingdom again beating out the Philippines outside of this site. Are there really hard, fast numbers of deaths of Filipino healthcare workers, Filipinos in general and how they're impacted by this disease? There is a loose network of Filipino and Filipino American journalists that are attempting Tio collect numbers of all Filipinos that have fallen to probe it in the U. S on DH. In our research. We found a similar effort in the United Kingdom. But the Philippine government itself is not collecting those numbers where Filipino migrants reside. So, for example, the consulate here in the United States their number, it's missing like half of the names that we've been able to collect. Who knows how many stories you still haven't heard every single day. We're still combing the news. We're still checking to see if more testimony have been submitted by by loved ones. That was Julian livid founder of the website, Kong London, which tracks deaths of Filipino healthcare

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European Commission signs deal for virus drug

John Reid

00:21 sec | Last week

European Commission signs deal for virus drug

"Commission says it signed a deal to secure thousands of doses of rendez severe, the only licensed experimental drug to treat people with severe covert. 19 The European Commission says it had bought Enough for Endesa veer sold by Gilead Sciences to treat about 30,000 patients who had serious Corona virus illnesses for member countries and the United Kingdom.

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Nearly three billion animals killed or displaced by Australia's fires

WBZ Midday News

00:37 sec | Last week

Nearly three billion animals killed or displaced by Australia's fires

"Ago that the wild fires were burning in Australia, but the effects are still quite riel. A stunning new estimate is out of just how many animals were killed by flames. The World Wide Fund for Nature says nearly three billion koalas, kangaroos and other native animals were killed or displaced by the Bush fires the worst fires in decades and Earlier estimate had been one billion but that was made while the fires were still burning. The fires also destroyed an area nearly half the size of the United Kingdom. That is CBS's CAMI McCormick reporting. It

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Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

The Vergecast

46:42 min | Last week

Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

"Everybody from the British. Ask this week's interview. Episode has any Greenberg senior writer at wired. He just SORTA book called Sand Worm New Era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's Miss, dangerous hackers, it is all about hacking group inside of the Russian government called San Worm. They were responsible for the most damaging cyber warfare attacks over the past year there behind not PECI. The hackers took out in the mayor shipping line hospitals across the U. K San has totally escalated. What we think of Cyber War, and he's book gets all into how they were discovered how they were flushed out the. The intricacies of these various hacks. It's super interesting. The book is a thrill ride. If you're looking for something that isn't the virus. This is like a thriller, a highly recommended. It was really fun to talk to her about the stuff. one thing I. WanNa know we're all at home so during this in every might hear some kids in the background. I asked you just be a little forgiving that we're all. We're all dealing with it and he was a great interview. Check Out Sandy Greenberg of sand worm, a new era of cyber war and the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous hack. Any Greenberg your senior writer at wired you're also the author of Sand Worm, new era of cyber war in the hunt for the Kremlin's most dangerous. Welcome glad to be here so even writing about cybersecurity frontier I think you just said two thousand six and writing about Cybersecurity, but this book sand worm as I was reading it. It seems like it's called the new era of cyber war. It seems like there's been a huge turn in sort of state-sponsored. Particularly Russians sponsored cyber attacks. How did you come onto that notion? How did you begin reading this book I'm I'm very curious how you see. See that turn happening well. In late twenty sixteen, my former colleague Kim Zetter she had been the one who really covered state sponsored hacking in cyber war stuff, but she left wired, and this was also at the time. When you know Russian hackers were meddling in the US election, they'd hacked the democratic. National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Clinton Campaign, so my editors were really primes on face, mantra hacking all of a sudden, but what they? They really what they told me they wanted was a actually like a big takeover of the whole magazine. All about cyber war, but cyber war to me is different than those kinds of espionage election, meddling tactics so I went looking for no real cyber war story, which means to me like a actual disruptive cyber attacks, and as I looked around. It seemed like the place where that was really happening was in Ukraine not really in the US in fact maybe. Maybe what was happening in? Ukraine seemed to me like it was in some ways, the only real full blown cyber war that was actually occurring where Russian hackers were not just attacking the election which they had done, they tried this spoof the results of a presidential election, but they had also attacks media and destroyed their computers. They had attacked government agencies and tried to like destroy entire networks, and then they had turned off the power for the first time. In December of two thousand, fifteen, the the first actual blackout triggered by hackers, and just as I was look into this happened again the the effect, the seem hacker group caused a blackout this time in the capital of Kiev so I wince looking in Ukraine for this cyber war story that. Turned into a cover story for wired that kind of gave editors what they wanted, but then also kept unfolding This cyber war kept growing in scope and scale and. The original story written for wired was kind of about the fact that you could look to Ukraine to see the future of cyber war that will what was happening. There might soon spread to the rest of the world. And that is actually what happens to like just after we publish that cover story to same hackers released this climactic terrible cyber attack in Ukraine. Called Not Petiot that spread beyond Ukrainians became the worst cyberattack history cost ten billion dollars, so when that happened, that was when I saw that there was potential to do a book about this that it was not just a kind of case study about Ukraine or even kind of predictive story, but a an actual full story arc about this one group that had carried out the what I would say was not only the first. First Real Cyber War, but the worst cyberattack in history and the you know I wanted to capture the the Ark of that story in the effects, the real experience of cyber war. Yeah, so the group is called sand worm in this is just one of the the sort of opening arcs of the book is how they've come. They come to be named this because references and code walk people through just like it's so. relatable that like even these hackers are using using this language that leads them recalled Sandwich Tell people about it. So when I started to look into the origins of this group after that second blackout attack I I found that this this company called eyesight partners which have been acquired by fire I I, said partners was the first to find these hackers in twenty, fourteen, basically using fishing in kind of typical espionage tactics, plant malware in the networks of typical Russian hacking targets like groups across Eastern, Europe and NATO in a look like what they were doing was just kind of typical espionage. They were planning. This by wear calls lack energy buds will first of all they could see that they were rushing, because they had this server that they were using to administer some of these attacks and they. They left the server, so anybody could look at it in. There was a kind of Russian language to file for how to use black energy on the service, so these guys seem like they were rushing, but even more interesting in some ways. was that they to track each victim each instance of black energy? This malware has little campaign code in each campaign was a reference to the science fiction novel Dune and you know so like one of them was something about Iraq is, and then one of them is about the sutter cars, these like imperial soldiers in in that SCI FI universe so I said partners named this group sand worm, because well just because it's a cool. Name associated with doing, but it turned out to me. It became this very powerful because a sandwich miss this monster that lies beneath the surface, and occasionally arises from underground to do terribly destructive things. partners didn't know that at the time, they they soon afterward realized what sand. was doing was not just espionage, but they were actually doing reconnaissance for disruptive cyberattacks. They were also hacking power grids. They were planning black energy, not only in the European Eastern European targets in the US power grid networks as well. The Ultimately Syndrome was the first twenty fifteen to cross that line in use black energy as the first step in a multi step attack that led to a blackout. So this was not just espionage really was kind of like you know this monster that rises from under the ground to do terrible acts of mass destruction that came to pass so one of the things that comes up over in the book. Is this growing sense of dread from security researchers and analysts? Oh this is an imminent threat to the united. States just Ukraine, but like this is happening here and then there's a sense that the United States actually open the door to this kind of warfare with stuxnet. which was an attack on Iran? How how did those connect for you that it seemed like there's a new rule of engagement new set of rules of engagement for cyber warfare that actually the United States implicitly created with with stuxnet by attacking Iran. Yeah, I mean I tried to highlight. Clearly sand worm are the real bad guys in the story, they are the actual hacker group that did these terribly reckless destructive attacks that actually in some cases put people's lives at risk, the kind of in some parts of the story they actually shutdown medical record systems and I. Think may have cost people's lives with cyber attacks today they are the actual antagonist here, but I also want to highlight the ways that the US government is is partially responsible for the state of Cyber War, and there are a few ways that that's true. I The US! Open the Pandora's box of cyber war with stuxnet. This piece of now where that. That was used to destroy Iranian nuclear enrichment centrifuges that was the first piece of our that actually have caused that physical disruption destruction, and we now see Sandra doing the same thing in Ukraine. In in fact, in some ways around the world, also the the US hordes, these kind of zero day, secret hacking techniques, some of which were stolen and leaked and used by sand worm, but then I think the in fact, the biggest way that I tried to highlight that the US is responsible or complicit or negligent. Here is that we did not call allows what Santorum was doing in Ukraine and say to Russia. We know what you're doing. This is unacceptable. Nobody should be turning out the lights. Two civilians with cyber attacks. There wasn't a message like that I. mean the Obama White House sent a message to Russia over this kind of cyber hotline to say your election hacking is not okay. We see what you're doing and we want you to stop, but they said nothing about a tube blackout attacks in Ukraine, and that was kind of implicit signal to Russia. They could keep. Keep escalating, and even as all the cyber security, researchers and Ukrainians were warning that what was happening to Ukraine, would soon spread to the rest of the world, the US government ignore this both Obama, and then the trump administration until that prediction came to pass and a sand worm cyberattack did spread to the rest of the world, and it was too late, and we all suffered globally as a result, so let's talk about patch it. WAS CATASTROPHIC IN SCOPE, right? It took out the mayor shipping line, which is a massive business. It took out some hospitals in UK like it was huge in scope. I don't think people really put it all together. Talk about how it started and how big it grew. Yeah, so not too was kind of like big apotheosis sandwich, where all of these predictions of the terribly destructive things they were doing to the rest of the world came to pass but it did it started in Ukraine. They hijacked this. The the software updates of this accounting software called me doc that is basically used by everybody in Ukraine. The quicken turbo tax of Ukraine. If you do business in Ukraine, you have to have this installed, so sanborn hijack the updates of that news to push out this worm to thousands of victims mostly in Ukraine, but it was a worm, so it's spread the mmediately end quickly kind of carpet bombs. The entire Ukrainian Internet's every computer at spread to would encrypt permanently. You could not recover the computer, so it very quickly took down pretty much every. Every Ukrainian government agency twenty two banks multiple airports for hospitals in Ukraine that I. could count and in each of these cases. What is eight took them down. I mean it destroyed essentially all of their computers, which requires sometimes weeks or months to recover from, but then as you know, this is a worm that does not respect national borders. So even though it was, it seemed to be an attack intended to disrupt Ukraine. It immediately spread beyond Ukraine's borders. Borders to everybody who had this accounting software installed? That was doing business in Ukraine and some people who didn't so that includes Maersk. The world's largest shipping firm and Fedex and Mondelez, which owns cadbury, NABISCO and ranking manufacturing firm that makes tylenol in Merck. The Pharmaceutical Company in New Jersey on each of these companies lost hundreds of millions of dollars. The scale of this is kind of difficult to capture but I in the book I tried to. To I focused in part Maersk because it is just a good company to look at because you can. They had this gigantic global physical machine that is they have seventy six ports around the world that they own as well as these massive ships that have tens of thousands of shipping containers on them. And I told the story of how on this day seventeen of their terminals of were entirely paralyzed by this attack with ships arriving with just. Piles of containers on them. Nobody could unload. Nobody knew what was inside of nobody knew how to load or unload them with around the world of seventeen terminals, thousands of trucks, Semitrailers, carrying containers were lining up in Lyons miles long because the gates that were kind of checkpoints to check in the these trucks to drop something off or pick it up. They were paralyzed as well. This was a fiasco on a global scale is responsible for a fifth of the world's lable shipping capacity. They were truly just a rendered brain dead by this attack, but yeah displayed out at all of these different victims MERC had to borrow their own each vaccine from the Center for Disease Control because they're manufacturing. Manufacturing was disrupted by this, and it ultimately spread to a company called nuance, nate speech to text software. They have a service that does this for hospitals across the US to dozens of our possibly hundreds of American hospitals at this backlog of transcriptions to medical records that were lost because of this, and that resulted in patients, being do for surgeries or transfers, other hospitals in nobody knew their medical records were updated. I mean this was scale where hundreds of hospitals each of which has thousands of patients missing changes the medical records. We don't know what the effects of that work, but very well could've actually harmed people's health. Our lives I mean the scale of not petty is very difficult to. Get your mind around, but we do know that you know monetarily cost ten billion dollars, which is by far the biggest number we've ever seen, but it also had this this kind of harder to quantify toll on people's lives, so it it you know you read about it at length and wired. Obviously these companies go down of ripples in mainstream sort of general press, but I don't feel like people really not like Oh. This Russian group called San Worms sponsored by the Russian government. Unleash this attack in it caused this cascading effect of failure and disaster cost in that because we know what we can attribute it to the government, our government. I don't feel like that connection got made for people. What is the gap between other as a hack and Oh, this is actually a type of warfare engagement, because that that connection seems very tenuous. I think for a lot of people. Even as sort of the more general mainstream press covers this stuff. Yeah, you know. I don't think that that's is just like the nature of. Of Cyber War I think that was a failing that that lack of connection is a failing on our government's parts, and on you could say even on the part of some of these victims like these large companies I mean I at the time did not pitch it happened. I was fully on the trail of standard within days. I was talking to cyber security researchers who? Who had piece together? Some of the forensics to show the not petiot was Sandra that it was a Russian state-sponsored attack in yet none of those companies that I mentioned mercker Mondelez or Maersk or Fedex, or any of them wanted to say the Russia had done this to them and know governments were talking about either like the Ukrainian government was. They're always willing to point. Point the finger at Russia, but the US government was not, and you know that to me seemed to be just kind of I mean I felt like I was being gas. Let's at that point. I had watched Russia due to Ukraine for a long time at that point tonight. I sort of understood that NATO in the West. We had this kind of cruel logic that. Ukraine is not us. Russia can do what it likes to Ukraine because they're not NATO not e you. They are Russia's sphere of influence or something I think that that's very wrongheaded, but at least it made sense. You know to have that that viewpoints, but now this attack had spread from Ukraine to hit American soil American companies in many cases and yet still the US government was saying nothing I just thought this was bizarre and you know so i. For months I was like. Trying to get any of these companies to tell the story of of their experiences, not Peta I was trying to figure out why the US government wasn't talking about the fact that this was a Russian cyberattack and ultimately I. Think it was I. think it was kind of I know partly disorganization negligence. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the. The? Trump administration doesn't like talking about Russian hackers for obvious reasons, but eight months after it took eight months ultimately for the US government to finally say not that it was a was Russia it was the worst cyberattack in history, and then a month later. The White House impose consequences in put new sanctions on Russia and response, but it took nine months and more importantly it took. Multiple years this without was the first time this was twenty eighteen, and the Russian cyber war in Ukraine had started around the fall of Twenty fifteen, so that's just incredible span of negligence when the US government said nothing about these escalating unfolding. Acts, of Cyber Award that there should have been unacceptable from the very beginning I mean these are the kind of quintessential acts of state sponsored cyber attacks on civilians, trying out the lights. You know that's the kind of thing that I believe that the US government should have called out and drawn a red line across at the very beginning took ears, so I do think it was a big failing. Of of diplomacy, it just seemed like that part of the problem, and this is kind of an expression is it's so hard to describe like if the Russian government sent fighter jets to America and live their support. Okay, like everyone understood, you can see it. You can understand what happened there. In the you know, there's like a however many decades of movies about how to fight that war. This is a bunch of people in a room typing. Like it there's just an element of this where the dangerous Oh federal where the attack is invisible, and while the effects might be very very tangible, the causes are still sort of mysterious people so. My question is who is sandwich. What what do we know about them? Where do they work? What are they like? Do we have a sense of how this operation actually operates? In some ways the the biggest challenge of reporting this book, and I spent essentially the third act of the book, the last third of the reporting of the book, trying to answer the question of who is in worm, who are these people? Where are they located? What motivates them and I guess to partially spoil the ending here. They are a unit of the year you. They are a part of Russia's military intelligence agency, which is responsible for you know, this is not a coincidence. They are responsible for election meddling responsible for the attempted assassination of You. chemical weapons in the United Kingdom they're responsible for the downing of a seventeen as commercial passenger jet over Ukraine were three hundred innocent people died on the G. R.. You are this incredibly reckless callous out military intelligence agency, but they act like kind of almost just cut through mercenaries around the world. Doing Russia's bidding in ways that are very scary, so I threw essentially like a combination of excellent work of a bunch of security researchers who I was speaking to combined with some confirmation from US intelligence agencies, and then ultimately some other clues from the investigation of Robert Muller into meddling all these things combined created the trail that led to one group within the JERE. You that were you know I? Eventually had some names and faces even address of this this group, and all that was actually only finally fully confirms After the book came out Justin in recent months when the White House finally actually was the State Department's. End as well as the UK on Australian and other governments together finally said yes, sand worm is in fact that this unit of the year you so this theory that I developed in positive near the end of the book was finally basically confirmed by governments just in recent months. So one thing that strikes me at that is I, think of the Russian military things. Gru is being foreboding being obviously, they're very very good at this other a buttoned up in then they have like a incredible social media presence that kind of POPs up throughout the book that distracts from what doing. They set up Gucci for two point Oh when they were doing the DNC hacks that fed to wikileaks in the. That account insisted it was just guy. They set up the shadow brokers which was. I read. It is just like your some goof-balls like they wanted to seem a lot dumber and a lot smaller than they were. They were very effective at it to people I. Talk About those that strategy, and then I guess my question have is like a re better at seeing that strategy for what it is well. You make a really interesting point. The uses these false flags like throughout their recent history that we I should say we don't know that they were responsible for shadow brokers. In fact, nobody knows who shot a brokers. The shadow brokers truly are, and they are in some ways the biggest mystery in this whole story, this one group that hacked the NSA apparently and leaked a bunch of their zero day hacking techniques, or maybe they were even say insiders. We still don't know the answer to that question, but the other other incidents you mentioned. That are you are responsible for this Guja for two point zero fake hacktivists leaked a bunch of the Clinton documents. They're responsible for other false flags like they at one point to call themselves the Cyber Caliphate pretended to be Isis. They've a pretended to be like patriotic pro. Russian Ukrainians at some point they they're always like wearing different masks ends. They're very deceptive. in the a later chapter of the book, some of the biggest one of the biggest attacks they. They did was this attack on the twenty thousand Olympics where they not only wore a false mask, but they actually had layers of false flags where as cyber security researchers W. This melwert was used to destroy the entire back end of the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics. Just as the opening ceremony began, this was a catastrophic events. The aware had all of these fake clues made look like it was Chinese or North Korean or maybe Russian. Nobody could tell it was like. It was this kind of confusion bomb almost designed to to just make researchers throw up their hands. Give up on attributing mallards. Any particular actor was only through some amazing detective work by some of the analysts that I spoke to the able to cut through those false flags identify that sand was behind this essentially, but yeah, it's it is a one very real characteristic of the jury you that they are almost they seem to almost take pleasure or like be showing off their deception capabilities to and their evolving those capabilities they are getting more deceptive over time as fake gets more, destructive aggressive. Advertising content when I say Utopia what comes to mind? Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the Pathak social body. Everybody in that place. Everybody happy now. While the peacock original series brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. The concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. 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Not Connected Right, but the way they throughout the book the way they execute East campaigns they're deeply connected, and that seems like not only just a new kind of warfare, and you kind of craft, but some just consistently seems to work in surprising ways like the tech press is GonNa. Be Like Gucci. I says this and we're. There's never that next step of also we think it's Russian government, and that seems like first of all I'm dying. I imagine the meeting right. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meeting where they decide what their twitter name is going to be today. I'm very curious how they evolve those attacks in such a way that it just seems to be more and more effective time. Yeah, I mean. I also love to have been those meetings in. It's my one kind of regret in this book that I never actually got. Interviews, it's almost an impossible thing to do. They liked find defectors from the R., you or something. He will tell those stories at a knock it murdered I mean. It's kind of a possible, but but. In some cases? I think your earlier points. They almost seem kind of bumbling in these things they do them in a very improvisational way. for two point Oh seemed almost like it was a justice thing they invented on the spot, tried to cover up some of the the accidental ups like they had left russian-language formatting errors in the documents that they had leaked from the DNC, so they admitted this guy who appeared the next day and started. Talking about being a Romanian. Friends as motherboard Lorenza, Franceschi decry he started this conversation. Align with with Guja for two point, oh basically proved at the guy could not actually properly speak Romanian. BE Russian speaker. In fact, it was. It was almost comical at the same time. They're using very sophisticated hacking techniques doing destructive attacks on a massive scale, but they're also. They seem like they're kind of making it up as they go along. They do things that don't actually seem very kind of strategically smart. They kind of seem like they're trying to impress their boss for the day. Sometimes with just like some sometimes, it's just seems like the Jere. You wakes up in asks themselves. Like what can we blow up today? Rather than thinking like? How can we accomplish the greater strategic objectives of the Russian Federation? So they are fascinating in that way and very stringent colorful group. That's I think one of the biggest questions I have here is. We spend a lot of time trying to imagine what flat and Mirror Putin wants. You know when he grows up, but it. None of this seems targeted like what is the goal for Russia to disrupt the Winter Olympics right like. Is there a purpose to that? Is that just a strike fear? Is it just to? EXPAND THAT SUV influenced. Is it just to say we have the capability furious is there? has there ever really been the stated goal for this kind of cyber warfare? That one is particularly mystifying. I mean you can imagine why Russia would want to attack the Olympics. They were banned from the two thousand Eighteen Olympics doping, but then you would think that they might want to attack the Olympics and send a message maybe like eight deniable message a message that you know if you continue to ban us. We're GONNA. Continue to attack you like like any terrorists would do, but instead they attacked the winter. Olympics in this way, that really seemed like they were trying not to get caught, and instead like make it look like the was Russia North Korea? And then you have to like what is the point of that was? The could kind of. Sit there in Moscow and kind of like rub their hands together in gleefully. Watch this chaos unfolds. It almost really does seem like it was petty vindictive thing that they just for their own emotional needs wanted to make sure that nobody could enjoy the Olympics if they were not going to enjoy them I that was, but that one is i. think outlier in some ways for the most part you can kind of see. The Russia is advancing. The G. R. You that sand worm is advancing something that does generally make sense which is that. In Ukraine for instance, they're trying to make Ukraine look like a failed state. They're trying to make Ukrainians. Lose faith in their security. Services are trying to prevent investors globally from funneling money into Ukraine trying to create a kind of frozen conflict, as we say in Ukraine where there's this constant perpetual state of degradation. They're not trying to conquer the country, but they're trying to create a kind of permanent war in Ukraine and would cyber war. You can do that beyond the traditional front end. It is in some ways the same kind of tactic that they used in other places like the US which. which here we saw more than influence operation that they were hacking leaking organizations like democratic campaign organizations and anti doping organizations to kind of so confusion to embarrass on their targets. They're trying to influence like the international audiences opinion these people, but in Ukraine, it is in some ways, just a different kind of influence operation where they're trying to influence the world's view of Ukraine. Influence Ukrainians view of their themselves under government to make them feel like they are in a war zone even when their kid hundreds of miles from the actual fighting. That's happening on the eastern fronts in the eastern region of. Of Ukraine so in a book you you you go to Kiev. You spent time in Ukraine. Is there a sense in that country that while sometimes light goes out sometimes our TV stations. Their computers don't boot anymore. Because they got rewritten, the Hydros got Zeros like. Is there a sense that this is happening? Is there a sense the defy back is there does Microsoft deploy you know dozens of engineers to to help fight back. How does that play out on the ground there? Yeah, I mean to be fair. Ukrainians are very stoic about these things and regular. Ukrainian citizens were not bothered by you know. Know a short blackout. They didn't particularly care you know. This blackout was the first ever. Hacker induced blackout in history but Ukrainian cyber security. People were very unnerved by this end, people in these actual utilities were traumatized I mean these attacks were truly like relentless sins very kind of scary for the actual operators at the controls I mean in the first blackout attack. These poor operators Ukrainian control room in western Ukraine they were locked out of their computers, and they had to watch their own mouse cursor. Click through circuit breakers, turning off the power in front of them I. Mean They watched it happen? At these kind of Phantom hands to control of their mouse movements, so they took this very very seriously, but yet Ukrainians as a whole I mean they have seen a lot. They are going through an actual physical war. They've seen the seizure of Crimea and the invasion of the east of the country. You know the the date hits. A Ukrainian general was assassinated with a car bomb in the middle of Kiev, so they have a lot of problems, and I'm not sure that cyber war is one of the top of their minds, but not patio I. Did, actually reach Ukrainians normal. Ukrainian civilians to it. It shook them as well. I talked to two regular Ukrainians. who found that they couldn't swipe into the Kiev Metro. They couldn't use their credit card at the grocery store. All the ATM's were down The Postal Service was taken out for every computer that the postal service had was taken out for more than a month. I mean these things really did affect people's lives, but it kind of. A until that kind of climactic worm. Not Patio for I think for this to really reach home for Ukrainians. who have kind of seen so much. How do you fight back? I, mean I one of things that struck me as I was reading. The book is so many of the people you talked to people who are identifying the threat. They're actually private companies. Eyesight was the first even detect it. they are contractors to intelligence agencies the military in some cases, but they're not necessarily the government right like it's not necessarily Microsoft. Who has to issue the patches from the software not necessarily GE which makes simplicity, which is the big industrial controls talk about a lot. How does all that come together into a defense because that seems like harder problem of coordination? Yeah, I mean defense in Cyber. Security is in an eternal problem. It's incredibly complicated, and when you have a really sophisticated determined adversary, it know they will win eventually ends I. think that they're absolutely lessons for defense in this book about you know. Maybe you need to really really think about software updates for instance like the kind that were hijacked to a with this medoc accounting software. As a vector for terrible cyber-attacks. Imagine that like. Any of your insecure apps that have kind of updates can be become a a piece of Malware, really unique to signature networks need to think about patching on. There are just an endless kind of checklist of things to every organization needs to do to protect themselves so. In some ways that just like a Sisyphean task and I don't. I don't try to answer that question in the book because it's too big, and it's kind of boring as well, but what I do really hammer on is the thing that the government's really could've done here. which is to try to establish norms tried to control attackers through diplomacy through kind of disciplinary action through things like kind of Geneva Convention for Cyber War if. If you think about a kind of analogy to say like chemical weapons, we could just try to give everyone in the world a gas mask that they have to carry around with them at all times, or we could create a Geneva. Convention norm that chemical weapons should not be used in if they are than crime, and you get pulled in front of the Hague. Hague and we've done the ladder and I think that in some ways should be part of the the answer to cyber war as well we need to establish norms and make countries like Russia or like organizations like the G. Are you understand that there will be consequences for these kinds of attacks, even when the victim is not the US or NATO or the? The EU and I think we're only just starting to think about that. One of the questions I had as reading is it seems like a very clear red line for almost everyone you talk to is attacks on the power grid right? That is just unacceptable. You should not do it if you do it. You've crossed a line and there should be some consequence. Is, that clear to governments. Is that something that our government says? It's something that the says it has been established. It seems like it's it's the conventional wisdom wants to salvage, but I'm not unclear whether that is actually the line that exists. It definitely has not been established, and when I kind of did these I managed to get sort of interviews with the top cyber security officials in the Obama ends trump administration Jay Michael Daniel was the cyber. Cyber Coordinator for the administration was the kind of cyber coordinator boss in the The Homeland Security Adviser for trump and both of them when I asked him about like wiped. Why didn't you know to put it bluntly like? Why didn't you respond? When Russia caused blackouts in Ukraine? Both of them essentially said well. You know that's not actually the rule that we want to set. We want to be able to cause blackouts in our adversaries networks. In their power grids when we are in a war situation or when we believe it's in our national interest, so you know that's the thing about these cyber war capabilities. This is part of the problem that every country. Absolutely the US among them isn't really interested in controlling these weapons, because we in this kind of Lord of the rings fashion, we are drawn to them to like we want to maintain the ability to use those weapons ourselves and nobody wants to throw this ring in the fires, of Mount Doom. We all wanted maintain the ring and imagine that we can use it for good in out. So that's why neither administration called that Russia for doing this because they want that power to. Make the comparison to to nuclear weapons but Negotiated drawdown and treaties with Russia in the past we count warheads where aware that the United States stockpiles can destroy the world. Fifty Times over today maybe tomorrow one hundred hundred like what we have a sense of the the measure of force that we can. Put on the world when it comes to nuclear weapons, there's a sense that Oh, we should never use these right like we have them as a deterrent, but we've gained out that actually leads to his mutually assured destruction like there's an entire body of academics. There's entire body of researchers. Entire body is got scenario planning with that kind of weapon. Does that same thing exist for for cyber weapons. There are absolutely. Know community is of academics. Policymakers who are thinking about this stuff now, but I don't think it's kind of gotten through to actual government decision. that. There needs to be kind of cyber deterrence in how that would work. In in the comparison to nuclear weapons is like instructive, but not exactly helpful. In fact, it's kind of counter-productive because we cannot deter cyber-attacks with other cyber-attacks i. don't think that's GonNa work in part because we haven't even tried to establish it yet. There are no kind of rules or read lines, but then I think more importantly. Everybody thinks that they can get away with cyberattacks that they can. They're going to create a false flag. That's clever enough that that when they blow up a power grid, they can blame their neighbor instead, so they think they're. They're gonNA. Get Away with it, and that causes them to do it anyway. A not fear the kind of assured destruction so I think that the the right response, the way to to deter cyber attacks is not with the promise of a cyber attack in return. It's with all the other kind of tools we have, and they've been used sometimes, but but they were not in the case of Sand Werman. Those tools include like sanctions which came far too late in the story indictments of hackers. In some cases, we still haven't really seen syndrome. Hackers indicted for the things that they did in Ukraine or or even not petty. And then ultimately just kind of messaging like calling out naming and shaming bad actors, and that has happened to some degree with Sandra, but in some cases there have still been massive failures there there has still been no public attribution of the Sandwich attack on the twenty eighteen Olympics I mean. My Book has been out for months. I think show pretty clear evidence that syndrome is responsible for this attack. The very least it was Russia and yet the US and Korean War, These Olympics took place at UK, none of these governments have named Russia as having done that. That attack which almost just invites them to do it again whenever our next Olympics are going to be, I guess maybe not this year, but if you don't send that message than you're just essentially inviting Russia to try again so I think might my big question is what happens now? I mean right we you write about. The NSA has tailored access operations, which is their elite hacking group. We are obviously interested in maintaining some of these capabilities. We've come to a place where people are writing books about how it works. What is the next step? What is the next? does it just keep getting worse or does this kind of diplomacy you're talking about? Is that beginning to happen I? Think there is some little glimmers of hope about the diplomacy beginning to happen I mean this year in February I think it was the State Department's called out a sand worm attack on Georgia, where a worms hackers basically took down a ton of Georgian websites by attacking the hosting providers as well as a couple of TV's broadcasters in the US. State Department with a few other governments not. said this was sand. Worm named the unit of the GRU. That's is that was confirmation that I've been looking for for a long time, but they also made a point of saying that we're calling this out is unacceptable, even though Georgia. Georgia is not part of NATO or the U. so that's that's progress. That's essentially creating a new kind of rule. That's state-sponsored. Hackers can't do certain things, no matter who the victims and that's really important. Also, it was kind of interesting because federal officials like gave me a heads up about that announcement before happened, which they have very very rarely do and I think they were trying. To say was in we. We read your book and we. Got The message okay like Stop attacking us about this like we're trying. We're doing something different here I. Don't want flatter myself that I actually changed their policy, but it did seem interesting that they wanted to tell me personally about this so i. I think that like maybe our stance on this kind of diplomacy is evolving, and we're learning lessons, but at the same time we also see the attacks evolving to. To and their new innovations in these kinds of disruption happening, we've seen since some of these terrible Sandra attacks. You know other very scary things like this piece of our called Triton or crisis that was used to disabled safety systems in a oil refinery in Saudi Arabia on that was you know that could have caused an actual physical explosion of petrochemical facility? The the attacks are evolving to okay final last real question. Tell people where they can get your book. You can find all kinds of places by on indie Greenberg Dot net. Written another book as well previously, yes. That's right. I wrote a book about wikileaks. Cypher punks and things like that. That's right well. I'm a huge fan. It was an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for coming on I know it's. It's a weird time to be talking about anything, but the coronavirus I was very happy to talk about something else, which is that it seems a little bit more in control Even if it is quite dangerous, a thank you for the time. I appreciate it. Yeah, I'm glad to provide people with a different kind of apocalypse as a distraction.

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The Year Without a Summer

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The Year Without a Summer

"The heat of summer is well and truly here in the Northern Hemisphere, the hot humid days just won't let up and living in new. York City I continue to be frustrated that central air conditioning is not as ubiquitous in homes and businesses, as it is in most parts of the southern United States where I grew up. Then, of course, it's always been substantially hotter in those southern states, although with climate change, the northeast is heating up more and more, but that does make me think sometimes. How the heck did people survive before? Joining especially in those very hot climates, farmers ALMANAC A few insights nothing to mind blowing people would take day trips to swing holes or up. To cooler weather, they kept windows and doors shut at midday to keep out hot air and delayed cooking or baking. Until the evening they ate refreshing. Cool treats and was available in homes, blue fans across blocks of ice, the biggest factor most likely however was it simply wasn't as hot as it is now at least in terms of extremes, quoting farmers, Almanac, the extra ordinarily hot summers that are commonplace today were virtually unheard of fifty to one hundred years ago in fact, seven of the top ten coolest, US summers on record occurred nineteen, hundred and nineteen fifty and quotes. There was one year however over two centuries ago now that it was a lot cooler. Eighteen Sixteen Aka the year without a summer quoting farmers. ALMANAC referred to by many names, including the poverty year and eighteen hundred and froze to death, the year eighteen sixteen was literally a year without a summer across much of the northern hemisphere throughout not only North America, but also northern Europe and parts of Asia in exceptionally cold summer, featuring killing frosts in July in August crippled food production crop failures in food shortages were. Were so widespread that rioting and looting became common in the United Kingdom and France on this side of the Atlantic. Many residents of New England and the Canadian Maritimes froze to death, starved, or suffered from severe malnutrition, as storms, bringing foot, or more of snow, hit hard during May and June. Many others from the region pulled up stakes and move to western New York in the Mid West where the cold was less severe. In fact, the year without a summer is now believed to have been one major catalyst in the westward expansion of the United States and quotes Nicole may have been less severe in the southern and Western us, but it was still highly unusual on July fourth eighteen sixteen. It was forty six degrees Fahrenheit in Savannah Georgia. For the record this year on July fourth and Savannah, it was ninety degrees. So. Why did this happen? It was due to one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history Indonesia's Tamboura. The volcano erupted on April Fifth Eighteen fifteen, continuing to up for a week and killing nearly all of the twelve thousand residents of Tim, Bora as well as almost all plants in animal life on the island, quoting the Paris review, countless tons of volcanic. Volcanic ash circulated in the upper atmosphere for years after the events blocked out sunlight and lowering average surface temperatures globally in parts, of North, America Europe temperatures dropped by more than eighteen degrees. Fahrenheit there was snow in New England July and dark rain clouds swept over Europe throughout the summer months in Hungary reports of Brown snowfall, tainted by volcanic ash and quotes. Understandably many thought the world was ending that the sun was dying. It's really fascinating. Though is some of the cultural ripples that this massive event caused. You may be familiar with the story of how Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein as part of a spooky storytelling challenge when she percy shelley and Lord Byron and friends were holed up in a villa in Geneva. One stormy summer turns out. It was this dark, thunderous apocalyptic. Apocalyptic summer of eighteen sixteen. The crew had gone to Geneva, both to ride out the unusually rainy summer, but also to escape their various dramas in England, being stuck indoors for so much of their trip Lord. Byron challenged them all to write ghost stories to entertain one. Another Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein which would set the stage for all of science fiction to come? Also among the Geneva Villa guests was Lord Byron's personal physician Dr John Polidori. Who wrote short story for the challenge called the vampire, and this story is often credited with the birth of the Modern Vampire Romance. But those genre defining publications aren't the only cultural institutions to come out of the summer last year of Eighteen, sixteen among the mini shortages across Europe was a crucial shortage of oats which led to the starvation and deaths of countless humans and livestock, including at least ten thousand horses, not counting how many were also slaughtered to save money or become dinner German? Baron Carl Dreyer's and inventor in student of mathematics started trying to design a man powered form of transportation, while historians agree that he was inspired by the weather based os shortage. He also saw a need for an alternative to horses as crucial for war. Quoting the Paris review his first designs for human powered transportation involved complex conveyor belt, driven four wheeled vehicles, but raises breakthrough came when he turned his thoughts to balance drawing on his experiences, skating on ice ponds drains, put his faith in the power momentum and front wheel, steering to keep a two wheel vehicle rate. This idea became his love, machine or running machine and quotes, and this running machine would become the modern day bicycle. All of this makes me think about how many things will change or be invented from this moment that we're living through. And of course there's a lot of things we're already seen, and we're likely to continue to see some big cultural shift, but like who, out there is writing the next genre defining novel that people will still be reading two centuries later. Who's inventing something that will be innovated on for decades before becoming a ubiquitous ordinary mode of transportation. Maybe won't be those types of things specifically, but there are surely ideas happening and things being created that we won't realize the impact of for decades

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How Do Researchers Preserve Smells?

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03:35 min | 2 weeks ago

How Do Researchers Preserve Smells?

"Pardon me fragrances your book wearing researchers at university. College London suggests that the knows knows get it in an extensive study of smells heritage and Historic Paper published in the Journal Heritage Science. The authors argue the importance of documenting and preserving smells, but why the researchers realized that visitors at Saint Paul's Cathedral Dean and Chapter Library in London frequently comment on the aroma of the space, saying they feel like they can smell history now. Thanks to our LIMBIC system odors can make us pretty emotional especially when they evoked memories, sense affect how we experience different cultures and places and help us gain more insight into. Into and engage more deeply with the past since smells are a part of our cultural heritage, the researchers posit they have historical value and deserve to be identified analyzed and archived using chemical analysis and sensory descriptions. The study authors said about figuring out a way for scientists and historians to do so. In one experiment, the researchers asked visitors at the historic library to characterize the odors. They smelled more than seventy percent of respondents considered the library smell as pleasant. All visitors thought it smelled woody. While eighty six percent noticed a smoky aroma, earthy was seventy one percent and vanilla. At forty one percent were also descriptors. Visitors chose often. Responses ranged from musty, pungent and floral to rancid In another experiment, the study authors analyzed the responses of seventy-nine visitors to the Birmingham. Museum and Art Gallery in the United Kingdom to the smell of a historic broke from a second hand bookstore to capture the book smell. A piece of sterile GAAS was soaked in five milliliters or point one seven ounces of an. An extract of the book odor and placed in an unlabeled metal canister, screwed shut to prevent visitors from peaking the top three responses when the visitors were prompted to describe the smell, chocolate, coffee and old, the team even analyzed the volatile organic compounds also known as VOC's in the book and in the library. Most odors are composed of VOC's or chemicals that evaporated. Evaporated low temperatures. VOC's are often associated with certain smell types like acetic acid with sour, for instance, using the data from the chemical analysis and visitors smell descriptions. The researchers created the historic book odor. We'll to document and archive the historic library smell main categories such as sweet or spicy fill the inner circle of the wheel descriptors such as caramel or biscuits fill the. The middle and the chemical compounds likely to be the SMELLY source like Firfer all fill the outer circle. The researchers want the book odor wheel to be an interdisciplinary tool that untrained noses can use to identify smells and the compounds causing them, which could address conservatives concerns about material, composition and degradation inform artifact, paper, conservation decisions and benefit all the factory museum experiences.

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England makes masks compulsory in shops

Rush Limbaugh

00:25 sec | 2 weeks ago

England makes masks compulsory in shops

"Mask mania in the United Kingdom asked become mandatory today, even though some they're still argue. They don't do any good bean dispute. I think amongst the scientists over the course of the pandemic, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying experts increasingly believe that masks can help to slow the virus is spread. Anyone refusing to wear a mask risks a $120 fine. In London, Simon Oh, in Fox

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Jets owner investigated for insensitive comments

Get Up!

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

Jets owner investigated for insensitive comments

"New York jets owner woody Johnson was subject to a State Department investigation, following allegations that he made racist and sexist comments while serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom and that he sought to have the open championship played at a resort owned by President trump. The president denied that yesterday and NFL spokesman said the League is aware of the CNN report and referred questions to the State Department Woody Johnson himself tweeting this on his official twitter. Page I have followed the ethical rules and requirements of my office. At all times, these false claims of insensitive remarks about race and gender are totally inconsistent with my longstanding record and values, and maybe the highest profile of the new. York jets players Jamal Adams. He reacted on twitter at this way, he tweeted. We need the right people at the top wrong is wrong and they subsequently tweeted. Right is right. Wrong is wrong if you don't think this is wrong, you're part the problem, not the

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Woody Johnson: US ambassador to UK denies making racist comments

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:16 sec | 2 weeks ago

Woody Johnson: US ambassador to UK denies making racist comments

"JETSOWNER Woody Johnson has denied a report that he has made racist and sexist comments while serving as the ambassador to the United Kingdom. Johnson is also accused of trying to get the open championship played it a president Trump own golf course in Scotland. Jets day to day operations are currently run. By Christopher Johnson, Woody's younger brother

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Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly accused of racist, sexist comments

The Stephen A. Smith Show

00:17 sec | 2 weeks ago

Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly accused of racist, sexist comments

"York jets owner Woody Johnson under investigation by State Department, watchdog, following allegations that he made racist and sexist comments, while serving as an ambassador to the United Kingdom and sought the open championship, Played Golf Resort owned by President Donald Trump that's according to a CNN report

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Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China

All Things Considered

02:35 min | 2 weeks ago

Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China

"London London Now Now that that is is where where Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo was was today, today, talking talking with with British British counterparts counterparts about about joint joint efforts efforts to to counter counter China. China. The The secretary secretary congratulated congratulated the United Kingdom for moving earlier this month to ban Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant from the development of Britain's five G network, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. Compound kicked off today's joint press conference by giving Britain a public pat on the back for supporting a harder line against Beijing. I want to take this opportunity Tio congratulate the British government for its principal responses to these challenges. You made a sovereign decision to ban WOL away from future five G networks. You generously opened your doors to Congress who speak nothing more playing just for some freedom. We support those sovereign choices we think well done. Pompon was referring to Britain's recent decision to offer a path to citizenship for up to nearly three million Hong Kongers after Beijing implemented a national security law, which is shrinking freedoms in the former British colony. The Chinese government has grown more assertive UK has repeatedly pushed back in recent months today. Pompeo also met with China Hawks in the British parliament and what was seen as an attempt to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson today can even harder line against China's ruling Communist Party. When a reporter asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rob, with pressure from the Trump administration has influenced the UK China policy robbed, denied any questions mean Mike and I always have constructive discussions and actually majority times on views overlap when we work together very well. Today's press conference was designed to affirm an Anglo American stance towards the world's second largest economy. Pompeii went much further, saying countries across the globe should join together to call out China for its moves in the South China Sea along the Sino Indian border. You can't go make claims for maritime reaches that you have no lawful claim to You can't threaten countries and bully them in the camellias. We want. We want to see every nation who understands freedom and democracy to understand this threat that the Chinese Communist Party is posing to them and to work both themselves and collectively. To restore what is rightfully ours. China's criticized the U. S and U K for engaging in what it calls a Cold War mentality. But this isn't just about geopolitics. With more than 140,000 Americans dead from covert 19 in the economy and recession. President Trump is trying to portray Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is soft on China and hopes his increasingly hard line will help him win a second term come November.

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U.S. accuses China of sponsoring criminal hackers targeting coronavirus vaccine research

Not Too Shabby

01:36 min | 2 weeks ago

U.S. accuses China of sponsoring criminal hackers targeting coronavirus vaccine research

"Company's working on Corona virus vaccines and treatments. Two former engineering students have been indicted in connection with the case. They're said to have worked both the personal profit on for one of Beijing spy agencies. U. S. Officials said the case showed China had joined what they called the shameful Club of nations who provide safe havens to cyber criminals in exchange for them stealing intellectual property. Assistant attorney general for National security is John Demas. This case highlights the efforts being taken by the FBI and our partners to counter the threat posed by China. To the economic and national security of the United States. It also demonstrates the FBI's commitment to protect our nation. And sends a message that as director Ray mentioned just two weeks ago, when China violates our criminal laws and international norms, we're not going to tolerate The indictments came as the U. S Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, visiting London praised Britain for banning far away from its five G network. China says this decision will harm Britain's trade prospects Mr Pompeo said he wanted to build a coalition against what he called the threat from China. We want every nation to work together to push back against the Chinese Communist Party's efforts in every dimension that I described to you today that it certainly includes the United Kingdom. Includes every country way hope weaken, build out a coalition that understands this will work collectively to convince the Chinese Communist Party. It's not in their best interest to engage in this kind of behavior. South Korea's Internet giant Neighbor Corp has moved back up

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U.K. 'Actively Avoided' Investigating Russian Interference, Lawmakers Find

Morning Edition

03:16 min | 2 weeks ago

U.K. 'Actively Avoided' Investigating Russian Interference, Lawmakers Find

"Parliamentary report on Russian influence in the United Kingdom is out this morning. And it's bad, among other things that says the UK government actively avoided trying to figure out of Russia tried to influence the Brexit referendum for more. We've got NPR's London correspondent with US Frank Langfitt, who's looking at this high, Frank. Hey, Rachel. I mean, I said, it's bad. It's that that the British government would be intentionally trying to avoid figuring out the extent of Russian interference. I mean, what can you tell us? It's well, it's It's completely damning people here. Actually, we've been waiting for this report for months. And we thought we were going to find out if the Russians tried to influence the Brexit vote. The answer, in fact, was different and definitely it was more unsettling. Stuart Hosey is with the Scottish National Party is also in the parliament, and this is what he said today at a press conference. No one in government knew if Russia interfered in or sought to influence the referendum because they didn't know want to know the UK government of actively avoided looking for evidence that Russia interfered. Why, Frank? Why wouldn't anyone in the British government want to know this? That's actually really easy answer, and I think the answer is this. It would have undermined the Brexit referendum. Remember the biggest decision of the British people in decades? It's already changed the course of British history and the person who was front and center and that was a guy named Boris Johnson, who is now the prime minister. So if you say Russia interfered, then it could undermine this thing that has changed the course of British history. You can see why nobody certainly in the government wanted to mess with that. Ah Stewart, Hosey said No one would touch with a 10 foot pole and he went on and said this. This is in stark contrast. To the U. S response to reports of interference in the 2016 presidential elections, No matter how politically all quarter, potentially embarrassing there should have been an assessment of Russian interference in the referendum. They must now be one. Okay, So did this report find Russian influence anywhere in the British government? Yes, it absolutely did. One is the Scottish referendum. This was 2015 when Scotland was voting for independence. And the reason this is important is from the perspective of Russia. Vladimir Putin would want Scotland to leave the United Kingdom to weaken it. It's the same reason why we know that he wanted the Brexit vote to pass so that it would weaken the European Union. But another part and everybody kind of knows everybody knows this, Rachel, But another thing that that's mentioned here is that London is such a Place for money laundering, and this is a really good quote that I liked, frankly from the text. Russian influence in the UK is the new normal. Successive governments have welcomed the oligarchs and their money with open arms, providing them with the means of recycling illicit finance through the London laundromat. So how's the British government responding? Not much of anything, considering what this report says. You might expect something more robust. Dominic Robby's the Foreign secretary, he has has a boiler plate response so far, saying Russia must desist from these attacks. And that the UK has defend its country and democracy and values from such a hostile state. NPR's Frank Langfitt in London. Thanks, Frank. We appreciate it always breaks it

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EBay to Sell Classified-Ad Business to Norwegian Firm for $9.2 Billion

KCBS Radio Morning News

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

EBay to Sell Classified-Ad Business to Norwegian Firm for $9.2 Billion

"EBay scored an even bigger price for its classifieds business than expected. The San Jose firm selling the unit to Norway's that had been to for $9.2 billion. More than a 1,000,000,000 above the widely reported price. Before the deal was closed, eBay will retain a significant stake in the classifieds business by getting a 44% stake and event as part of the deal. The move completes a serious paring down by eBay following a push in 2019 by activist hedge funds, Elliott Management and starboard value. Which also led to eBay selling StubHub to via Gogo earlier this year for $4 billion although that deal is being probed by regulators in the United Kingdom for potential antitrust issues,

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US, UK & Canada Say Russia Is Hacking Virus Vaccine Trials

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:06 min | 3 weeks ago

US, UK & Canada Say Russia Is Hacking Virus Vaccine Trials

"Western governments accused hackers believed to be part of Russian intelligence of trying to steal valuable private information about a corona virus vaccine on Thursday calling out the Kremlin in an unusually detailed public warning to scientists and medical companies. The alleged culprit is of a million photo. Intelligence agencies in the United States united. Kingdom and Canada alleged the Hacking Group A. Twenty nine also known as cozy bear and blamed for American election interference for years ago is attacking academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in covert nineteen vaccine development. The allegation hackers linked to a foreign government or attempting to Siphon secret medical research during the pandemic is not entirely new US officials as recently as Thursday have accused China of virtually identical conduct. But the latest public warning was startling for the detail at provided attributing the targeting by name to a particular hacking group and specifying the software vulnerabilities. The hackers have been exploiting also Russian cyber strike, a particular nerve in the US given the Kremlin sophisticated campaign to influence the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected the accusation, saying we don't have information about who may have hacked pharmaceutical companies and. And research centers in Britain, the persistent attacks seen as an effort to steal intellectual property rather than to disrupt research. The accusations commented a tenuous time for relations between Russia and both the US and UK. Besides political illwill, the trump administration is under pressure to confront Russia over intelligence information that Moscow offered bounties to Taliban fighters to attack allied fighters as well as interference with the upcoming. November election so far, trump has remained silent.

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Russian Hackers Blamed for Attacks on Vaccine-Related Targets

KNX Evening News

03:41 min | 3 weeks ago

Russian Hackers Blamed for Attacks on Vaccine-Related Targets

"With ties to the country's intelligence services have stolen emails. They've also sow disinformation and worked to influence elections in several countries, so they've kept pretty busy over the past few years. But The latest target for Russian hackers is really audacious Researchers working to develop a Corona virus vaccine in labs in the U. S. The United Kingdom and Canada have all reported attempts to breach their servers. Most valuable data in the world might be sitting in the service of those of actually in researchers right now, apparently Russia's intelligence service once it other hackers. They were busy elsewhere yesterday, too. Maybe you couldn't tweet Laura Galan, say founder and CEO of Gallant Strategies. Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council informally serves the U. S defense intelligence agencies. Laura I guess we shouldn't be surprised to start with the Russians. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that as the world works towards the vaccine that there are hackers out there who are trying to steal their way. Closer to it. Yeah, We should not be surprised. That's right Now this group is one that's pretty notorious in the in the cybersecurity world. They've They've been involved in really high profile breaches over the state Department, The White House even the DNC. And this is the equivalent of Russia's CIA. So this is really top top hackers and they're there to go out and get the hardest target and current vibrant. Research couldn't be a more coveted set of intellectual property at this point. Here's what I don't get. I mean, Russia, officially almost for a long time. Claimed they didn't even have covert 19. So basically you've got the intelligence services for a country that claims it doesn't have a virus trying to steal information for a vaccine. That doesn't exist. I must they needed Yeah, well, well, you remember facts don't matter. It's so consistency of logic here. You know what? As you're saying there was no current virus in in Russia a few months ago. Now magically the top intelligence services after is after the research, But you know, here's what this is. Ratings are sagging in country. His popularity rings are some of the worst been over his long tenure, and she knows that he's playing to a domestic audience and politics are always domestic first. And if Russia gets to Harold that they have discovered the the vaccine, and if they're able to Russia that is such a quiver in on In in Russia in Putin's, You know the pocket that they can, really he can really say my version of politics has produced this. I'm able to take care of you. And this is why I continue to have my almost lifelong mandate. Here is your president. So obviously, if we can detect it, and then the other countries can, too. We have protections in place. But I guess maybe it's not top of mind for everybody that like medical espionage is Is something that can happen. Oh, this has been going on for years. The Chinese military hackers for a long time when after diabetes research and this was back in 2013 2014 and it didn't get the publicity's that this getting today, But Hitting vaccine information has been a target of nations. Kate Hackers Over the years we haven't seen Russia do something quite this brazen though, Onda again leave it to the rest. Hackers do. It s so nothing new that medical aren't is right at the forefront of getting hacked, but I do think this is going to be a wake up call for any organization. Any government that doesn't think that their recruiter if they're going to get targeted, and the right of course, is going to be right in the center of that target. Okay, So

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Swarfcast

Swarfcast

05:28 min | 3 weeks ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Swarfcast

"Click if it's not in the best idea is give you. Six months on events, so you can pretty much. You want semi Lakewood. Hashtag because she did, but you can stop a machine shop wanted machines very very cost effectively. And? Of course you can buy a used machine. Kim cheap still hang. It happens it happens. Hook wish wish more. About the US. Know the places unity in all the great American dream. Isn't that great? She's easy to talk to a machine shop. It all depends on who you ask, but I don I tend to believe in the dogma I know you hear a lot of people that come from other countries and they do come to the United States and they. They generally don't complain. About people in other countries in the taxes and the more red tape, more bureaucracy more be ass, but I don't know we have a certain reputation. reputations aren't always valid things change, but if you asked a lot of our listeners, they would say yes. That it is a good place for an entrepreneur. Would I always just have this preconceived notion about European countries in other countries that you've got these institutional? Institutional big companies that have been there forever and this sort of a hierarchy, and they make it harder for a smaller company, but I think I make the mistake of grouping all countries in the same boat. I mean it's not fair to say. England is the same as Spain or Sweden or whatever like to us. It's all Kinda. Yeah, it's it's over there, but it's not you can't do that. That's not fair. You have to get more detailed. And it's with will liederman formula, one. Of Formula One in enthusiasm south. To actually in UK off until want not the. Manufacturing sites yet us an American brand. They apposite here everywhere, right? Yeah to show so all the full one When you look at niece, what niche car manufacturer fifty or sixty brands on, say the segment Jamie and then we do our bit while there's never enough never enough good news coming through for Good Place Agenda Things. Places saw business. governments do what they can on trade associations lobby into the mall, but yeah, come over and give it a try noah. Is there reassuring coming? Everybody's been talking about reassuring here and you know, remain scene, but is it the same talk? Yes. That is going to be massive for US game. It's happening organically as we've embraced more automation robotics where you take the off great equation, the emerging.

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Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times more likely.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times more likely.

"Nearly impossible without manmade global warming this year's freak. Siberian heatwave is producing climate changes, most flagrant footprint of extreme weather. A NEW FLASH STUDY SAYS INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS HAVE released a study that found the greenhouse effect multiplied the chance of the regents prolonged heat by at least six hundred times, and maybe tens of thousands of times in the study, which has not yet gone through, Peer Review. The team looked at Siberia from January to June including day. That hits one hundred degrees for a new Arctic. Record scientists from the United Kingdom Russia France Netherlands Germany and Switzerland used. Used seventy climate models, running thousands of complex simulations, comparing current conditions to a world without man-made warming, burning of coal, oil and gas. They found that without climate change the type of prolonged hate that hit. Siberia would happen once. In eighteen thousand years effectively impossible without human influence, the team looked at both the average temperature in Siberia over the first six months of the year, when temperatures averaged nine degrees above normal in the Russian town of Aucoin. Thanks, Jen both really couldn't happen. In a world without the additional heat trapping gases from burning fossil fuel scientists and

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

02:42 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

04:39 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I mean I feel like some of it has led to interesting changes like pretty quick good changes I mean like the whole work from home thing. Obviously, some parts of our communities have been pushing for that for a long time in terms of accommodations and companies like no. No, no, we can't do it. And They're like okay. We'll figure it out. The I. Mean I had already? I used to work for my one day a week, and that was a reasonable adjustment kind of agreed with the disability sports where I work and my boss was very good understanding. I never really was worried about that. By Bennie roles in the past, they make the most Almighty fuss. I. Guess Because They just know. They think if people are at home, the just going to pull off. Of, not to wear I don't understand what the what the consent is. But also, for example I had in a previous role, tried to take my contract onto four days a week, and just at with a with a pay coach, Guy with obviously and again he such hard work and it just. They said no another begging people to do that. But absolutely it's highlighted the. It's COMPL-. It's entirely possible and people have been saying for a very long time. That is entirely possible, and now in fact whether discovering. Is it saving them money? Some ways so they like that suddenly the quite fond of that. I am not I mean in terms of over changes I mean I neither one of the things that you said we would discuss about like potentially positive changes that might come out and I think I'm pretty cynical about law. Have to say that I feel that. Like you say this whole situation is shown ally. Think on a on a lot of very problematic. Social issues, civil issues and things like not the the. People happy to ignore. Sent people will have to ignore before now, and then there's just solve couldn't ignore them. Well I honestly feel like once. Things get back to normal but people. have an amazing capacity to just forget areas. And just pretend that they didn't see the things that I saw. I I. I hope the. It might mean that we for example pay. NHS workers more in the UK That, we value them more that we value people that we've classes..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:00 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I do it this way and everything and I'm like all right. For All I know you down the road. Someone's probably gonNA. Look it up on Youtube and be like hey, mangosteen. Maybe they won't like my video, but whatever it's it's. Weird you know. Range of people use it for. Well I. I love each year. Now I'm calm I. Watch it every single day every single day. When I so. This may be getting into one of the questions, but is now guitar missile. Come out routine because it includes. slowly wake made..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:00 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I do it this way and everything and I'm like all right. For All I know you down the road. Someone's probably gonNA. Look it up on Youtube and be like hey, mangosteen. Maybe they won't like my video, but whatever it's it's. Weird you know. Range of people use it for. Well I. I love each year. Now I'm calm I. Watch it every single day every single day. When I so. This may be getting into one of the questions, but is now guitar missile. Come out routine because it includes. slowly wake made..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:54 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"So identity delayed those for the nursing homes around calf today. Ladies with Dementia To-do, bitching and and such. I'm also knit US Oj. A lot of scope. Bags will the hospitals while the nicest sees things like that and I. I guess I just thought if people can try and concentrate practically on looking around in community and saying, what can I do to help than? If everybody does that, then we'll all be a little bit more K. I guess. Kind of how I was thinking, and it was difficult because. Usually the ways that people help us as either by giving them money which some people don't. Really have right now. Oh, they've just had their socio income taken away from them here at all by giving the time, and we can't really do not gusty wait so. It is frustrated and I. Think I thought it was just a way of. Trying to spread a little bit of how you can help he. Things you can do to to support all this time the. UK based I think it's also not and could probably be wide looks at widely so vm the sewing thing I mean from your social media I feel like it's something kinda dipping your toes into a little while ago along was around. Christmas actually it was them. I was thinking well upset to my stepfather. dowse thinking about buying myself a sewing machine back because on my. Background is that my mum trained as a dressmaker when she was young, so she aldo she ended up being a civil rights activist and all kinds of things she trained to dressmaker. That was not initial trade. and. She therefore is to make love close when we were young, she was. Gay I used to. Seeing sewing patterns lot Kinda thing, but at the same time. She never really. I didn't know whether I was just letting to live I. Don't know what went on I can't remember who she never really taught me. How to use the same machine and I always thought that sewing pans this. Thing that I couldn't possibly understand your. Post Grad degree to fly out. and. And I'd met and I just kept saying things on social media I follow a lot of press stuff, unlock diy stuff and I just kept. Thinking probably would be really nice to have a bit more freedom. Make my enclaves more freedom. I can particularly being Vegas is. Sometimes the just claims runoff are quite crap so. Swollen. classy swear. That is nice, lost serious. No that was there are far worse things you could say yes..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

02:07 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"Oh Nice, yeah, yeah! So he stopped, he was like I'm just recognized, so he stopped me. Very just going to have to let it grow. Luckily I've discussed complete. Mungo of dog hair doesn't particularly need any soap. Nice, ACA and she just brush Aaron. Got Extra pack items on. Fine Whigham. She. She's looking quite adorable on your blog and your instagram I've definitely seen. I think I've seen more photos of her than I. Have you like? which I mean I can understand I. Mean I'm house sitting in most my account, cer-, more dogs and cats than me. so actually based on that I read some of the some of the blog post that you sent along about like some of the things you touched on. And I know you've got this grace SORTA. Like master list of like things can. You can help people like ways. People can help other people and everything. Which I think is. Helpful and I believe you mentioned like it's mainly related to the UK right. Yeah pretty much I think I think at the beginning. When we all panicking. We'll didn't know what do I. There was so many good league's going around, and there were so many things that so we kind of had a work. What's up? Grape and we had an have people who are parents, people with Pats, people who still have to work people that didn't you know so? There was all these really great lengths off I'll just get together in one place and particularly ones I've a couple of friends who are single parents, and with having to home school and. All that kind of thing. So. I think probably Fab of it is could be used widely I guess, but then some of it is gets quite local actually at. MIT MIND! I caught myself the best thing. Probably the we all can do. Practically at the moment is to support local communities and I kind of. Tried to do that? The best the ICU from home, not being able to go out anyway so I donated a few things..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

04:01 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"Yeah. Yeah, because like I don't know I'm just I. Don't really like to do anything that saves. You gain there with clippers. She also panic and then she'll just like. Scream I if you mean, it doesn't even keep in touch day combined. It's of going. By. So I. Am A baby and I don't like to do it for the door walks sensible adult and. Be the same way as you like the minute a dog panics or whatever. No, that's not. The noisy should be making around. The House sitting like I've had to do. Some like you know in terms of like force feedings in pills and stuff and it all just like rex me because it's not fun, go go now. You hate me and whatever but my friend is a basset. Hound who is similar like basically has to take him to the vet, either that or she has to like pretty much them because if she goes near him with the clippers, just like think it's a little. Pause like nails trimmed yeah. Yeah Yeah. I think the last like I've got a few updates every night because she'll be like. Oh gotta go. Could his nails. Have Fun with that I. Think Point she had to get chooses living with the. With some of her family, where she had to get one of them to like kind of hold him up, so his feet were just kind of dangling, and then she could go in and clip a couple, and then like the next day they do it again and get some more and I'd say like yeah. No, that's that's a whole racket so I didn't think the nail clipping thing I've heard quarantine haircuts night, somebody. Really it sounding like I listen to a lot of celebrity gossip, but somehow I ended up on like a Captain America Chris Evans, some buzzfeed thing, but how like adorable instagram was and I guess he tried to tried to cut his dogs hair with like electric razor, and just ended up giving them like a patch..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:18 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"They've got taped out to me too wide sections in the the the key to get in the shop. That comes around the car park. He can go on Google to find out how busy the shop is. which wish from? One of the other day about. So it is still very much considered. CATES with world still very much expected to keep distance. Um, wherever it's possible basically. I'm not been been interesting. macgyver seen Was it. I think we'll trudeau. Like, is he will? He had to go in isolation because his. Wife. was diagnosed. I think apparently cheap possibly gave it the Elbe not to get into a lot of gossip, but when he thought he was. I can't remember if I don't think he ended up being positive I think he he was concerned and I guess he had hugged her. And there's this whole thing and like wow, another trudeau getting in issues with celebrities because. His mom got into a whole thing with lake. Mick Jagger and like the stones. Instead there's this whole scandal like a long time ago. About her I ended up on a Wikipedia Raviol- reading her and his dad and everything they were. They were quite the rambunctious couple, but anyway. I was him I'd of questions about how she gave it to l., but she didn't give it to him. Yeah, well, let's thing right because he I mean. He was concerned but I guess he tested negative, but then. I found out. Thanks to another conversation with a with a friend who Canadian who's actually. In Thailand, she told me to look up. The hair means these came across your feed with Justin Trudeau because like so many people. He hasn't had a haircut in awhile, so he's been doing these daily briefings, and for a while just kind came out of the House and there was the turn there, and he just did it a press release so far away, but I guess everyone's kind of been like. Watching his hair and it's been getting longer and stuff, but a few times now. He's had to do like this. Like. Wooded ridiculous as they do it in slow motion, and the guy like he's got it down past like it's all like scruffy. And then he does the thing like fingers through the hair, and when he comes back, and it's like just totally often like, and he's got the eye, contact and stuff, so of course, the Internet melted and.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

04:01 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"The having some today's about that in the in the press. So you know for example, they found the A. Of the of the scientific group, the advises the government. WHO, obviously spice to be completely neutral, their identities. Hidden etc, it come out the political advisor to Boris Johnson Opera. Minister close unfortunately had been. You know in the room with them and the know. There was a huge gamble about that so. I pretty much just watch. The government's sold briefings, and then try and keep one eye on a mother science Syang basically. Because it was very bad for me to at the beginning to keep with absolutely everything that was happening and everything that was announced. Trying to? Maintain AH. Trying to maintain keep in touch with what's happening and what's going on and the difficulties that people have insult having compassion pool of that. Wave. We've being able to actually carry on being a human and do much. Of the. So are there any speaking of the science and everything anew I've talked to some people. Like, just in the media I followed there definitely been some sort of like. It's been an interesting kind of rise in celebrity status for some scientists like health professionals instead. Are there any a leading figures in the UK, or is it all Boris Johnson Counter Front? To Be Honest I. Think all that we've really had these people the. Oh, so we had one guy who was. One of the leading. So University colleagues. London has been doing a lot of work. For the government in terms of analyzing data and making recommendations and things like that. And I can't remember now if it was a UC L. Guile, or whether it was somebody in the scientific advisory grape. One of the guys who'd kind of help develop the social distancing strategy with coal, having his lava visiting him it home twice. So, he was in the news, but other than that I think it's the the face of it was very much either Boras or the health minister, all Boris's deputy, or whoever they choose to kind of present the data on that particular day, and you know every day at teach I'm basically they? They will want to them out I have. Not watched the last couple of days under the Boris was. Alias came back to where we saw a guy. So decided he was ready. Sagaing front of the election are there. Are they wearing masks? Not Not when the doing that. Because it's, it's old remote, so it's very weird, actually because it's like Riemann down instrument with like I said we look elections that for the MS usually three of them, and then we'll have somebody's GONNA wheeled a big TV used to getting school and put it back and that was where the best as well exactly. Yes, you buy gas. TV! Except when he was a scary film about not going there trained drexel power lines, they were quite frightening boom. That's under the compensation. But yes, so it's all remotely done. And then the unity journalists covering it will be on the screen question, so they need to be wearing masks. Carragher at the moment I've been not the not in the same. It's still the magnet is still very much socially. I think. A FAUX PAS to to go narrow the people with with a mask and again we'll. We'll probably get into this bowl. All the shops now will got basically got. God's on the from Dulles I've only set number. People could go to the grocery stores and they go arrays. Take down on the floor, so you can only get one way around..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

03:15 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"We likely. To a little like street restaurant tonight and I didn't wear masks on the way back because it's literally like at the end of our street. But I'm still kind of conscious of it, and thinking okay should wear, and it's still technically mandatory, but like enforcement is pretty relaxed on, but yeah, then I like read about what my friends are going through when I do these chats and stuff and I'm just like Oh. Yeah bike! Outside of here in the whole world and everything it's. It's so different, so I mean. It's interesting that start these up again and see okay. Because the last time I chatted zone was like the end of April and I'm like all right, so where things now see like the first person I've kind of touching base with the yeah yeah. I mean also the first one antony our number. We haven't gone that scientific about it. So I mean that's will, ause is I'm very I I? Try and keep my eye on the science. Rather than anything else because I think. That way. Name Madness lies ready because you could get very, you know at the beginning. I didn't really sleep properly for about two weeks. which for somebody with chronic fatigue is? Very unusual and I was just very worried about what what was going to happen. What was going to happen to the dog? Ridiculously I was worried about the dog. I was worried about whether or not the dog. The dog who is still bills take her out. I know not seems absolutely upset, but. It was worrying me molar. Many other things read. So, not not beginning period I'm not quite sure why dodge this. Tom Sorry about s lamb brain does sometimes guess we're talking about? But I was I was very concerned. Oh Yeah it was very concerned at the beginning. Of. God News alerts, but popping up all the time I was on all night I was just lay there the dog the globe cut. You know reading what was happening in the in the news? Because at that time it was all very dramatic and. Things were really all happening everything. It was just like everything was just going. SHUTDOWN SHUTDOWN LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN AND It was just a kind of an also not really knowing what was happening with my employer and. The whole, the whole sexuality, the Higher Education Sector in the case is in pretty dire straits and. We just got an email today while they basically told us that they they expect. Slash hope to be able to to get rid of about twenty percent of the entire in staff across I, saw university, and that would be a mixture of kind of academics and academic staff and I personally. Whatever. Cultivable I'm I'm pretty lucky. Because the role I'm in is is what they would classes, a critical or critical today, the successful running of the university in the time of Kobe an after the time of great service. I definitely eased off now. I just pretty much focus on on like I said the science. That's coming out. The British government claims to be doing making all of its decisions based entirely on on good science, but the have being some men..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:42 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I everybody WHO's listening watching welcome back to another one in the arm your normal sessions. It's been a bit of a break for me, so it might be a little rusty on this basically a sort of the sessions to give people an idea of the experiences of other folks around the world, and hopes that maybe it will be able to make some connections in the similarities and also learn about some of the differences thankfully I've had a Lotta, my friends. Willing to join me. In today I have a friend from the UK who I guess I'm going to say. Could you introduce yourself to get things going? To. Climb Onions Jenny I'm hearing Manchester in the UK on? We've been on lockdown since around mid March. And it's it's it's like. Wow, it's late me. I was GONNA say mid May. Is Getting on now. I actually went into lockdown slightly earlier than everybody else as well I'm kind of on a one of a slightly more among kind of medium risk less. So I was actually sent home from work a little bit. I've Kinda stopped counting now, but it's definitely been molin shipments. Yeah I m. y notice you know you're kind of looking at the side, so you can go to. You've got a little days ongoing. Just checking mother. Had some friends that are like posting on their facebook just like this Tuesday. And I are I one of my friends was in Portland on the West Coast? The states and it was like this is Monday such such date, and it was Tuesday for me like fifteen hours ahead, so wrote her, and I was like fake news. Image Day? So when you say locked down for you in Manchester and against maybe the UK in general 'cause. I mean there is like there's a countrywide sort of mandate right, and maybe there's some different. In between things for cities in what is it there is it provinces or counties? Well Tapioca. have been Many differences I. think that the different the different countries within the United Kingdom I think have. been making their own decisions and have been announcing their decision so you know. So having his daily briefing. Adam, that happens around tea time, but this and This minister Scotland is kind of during one earlier in the day and Wales kind of doing that thing, but nobody really pays attention to aisles. And So. We're all basically doing pretty much the same thing. We've recently been downgraded died. How Much WanNa go it, but we'd kind of been downgraded to a slightly lower alert level at if he likes it..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:42 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"I everybody WHO's listening watching welcome back to another one in the arm your normal sessions. It's been a bit of a break for me, so it might be a little rusty on this basically a sort of the sessions to give people an idea of the experiences of other folks around the world, and hopes that maybe it will be able to make some connections in the similarities and also learn about some of the differences thankfully I've had a Lotta, my friends. Willing to join me. In today I have a friend from the UK who I guess I'm going to say. Could you introduce yourself to get things going? To. Climb Onions Jenny I'm hearing Manchester in the UK on? We've been on lockdown since around mid March. And it's it's it's like. Wow, it's late me. I was GONNA say mid May. Is Getting on now. I actually went into lockdown slightly earlier than everybody else as well I'm kind of on a one of a slightly more among kind of medium risk less. So I was actually sent home from work a little bit. I've Kinda stopped counting now, but it's definitely been molin shipments. Yeah I m. y notice you know you're kind of looking at the side, so you can go to. You've got a little days ongoing. Just checking mother. Had some friends that are like posting on their facebook just like this Tuesday. And I are I one of my friends was in Portland on the West Coast? The states and it was like this is Monday such such date, and it was Tuesday for me like fifteen hours ahead, so wrote her, and I was like fake news. Image Day? So when you say locked down for you in Manchester and against maybe the UK in general 'cause. I mean there is like there's a countrywide sort of mandate right, and maybe there's some different. In between things for cities in what is it there is it provinces or counties? Well Tapioca. have been Many differences I. think that the different the different countries within the United Kingdom I think have. been making their own decisions and have been announcing their decision so you know. So having his daily briefing. Adam, that happens around tea time, but this and This minister Scotland is kind of during one earlier in the day and Wales kind of doing that thing, but nobody really pays attention to aisles. And So. We're all basically doing pretty much the same thing. We've recently been downgraded died. How Much WanNa go it, but we'd kind of been downgraded to a slightly lower alert level at if he likes it..

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"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

05:25 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"Think I'm I'm. in-between. From a D think I do think that we will take away from. Some great things. I think that share. Has Probably happened in nine zero people or a day like you know you talk about. Talking to family more and then. In. The, shift supposedly. Pace! Though. The the full painting shares when we do get to the double and. Part. Time claimed K.. A. Is. At at the think that. It corrected. Remember these times then we can be grateful. Take Full! It's what we've been and a member. It without just forgot how how drastic it being in the amount of people that we've lost? At think at a day, think MC massive positive impact on. Health and You know. People that are close to most. On people, you know people that we have just make the. To I think. I think it caught not not change things. That to see that. Is GonNa, be interesting. Sounded like. A pretty overall positive. Thing. Show Yeah Yeah. To the positive on, and with maybe a little bit of. A! There's always GonNa, be some people that. That might learn from it all. Be Full. As a positive and I guess for those agree having. A, Thing that we need to make some changes in terms of like how we keep on animals and Goliath markets, you know things like the viruses that animals to people. Like looking at the way we. Hope of. Meat production just. In a so. Of the blinds around that and the. Yeah that they impact that today happening I would like to stay. There I look at the. Coast of how these rather than. Chasing after The Vaccines. And and Can you know looking for? A maybe we should be more king of the poses a flake. How these Houthi starting? AM, Extremely Limited. At the your views on eating less meat and not having the animals..

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

04:06 min | 2 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal

"Find out who around you is becoming a big break. Bread Star and they might be like I need more Brad like flour, and you'll be like well. I've got some flower for you. I'm a I mean. I'm guessing that the pubs are closed, but and it is the UK early. Really Yeah. Best wrong. UK has big. Cup Drinking. Going on and yet the pope's closed everything everything not know when essentially out drinking. Garden. So. Yeah it's a massive change for the came out sense because of our culture of going out drinking. Yeah so which I think is a good thing You can still get hung over if you drink at home though. Yup I've. I've heard. That's definitely possible I don. I. Don't think. Yeah. Hangover still get share. Yeah the. It Is is a massive change in the UK in that sense. In terms of restaurants and stuff later they still able to do like take delivery or Simha yesterday about half of the assay about own, maybe less than half. Not all restaurants are doing that service, but some of the Ma Ma providing takeout service and US. Go and pick up. Drop off when he does stop. So An I've got friends. Some friends don't want to do that on the debt one by from restaurant at all at the moment. I but we have We have a couple of times ordered Lena, or did Thai food or pizza, or whatever yeah, so you know we've. We've done few times ourselves but I've seen the risk. Latin friends just don't WANNA. They to wait says fine, but yeah, it's. It's. Still Possible, so it's great. There are still some businesses offer not because you only get so long way cannon. Oh Yeah Yeah. I definitely know that so I mean, are you? Are Your begin options? Still Okay there now. Were you like even more limited? Yes, so fagin options this when we first go shopping the with lows of Vegan things on the shelf in the standard shops. 'cause people just let them up. So we will. We were thinking right most of first gray and. So. This is not limited for us because we get in milk. In tofte we get in. Ola usual stuff that hasn't changed for us so much, but. If it does run out. We've got a couple of really good health fades stalls the ESTELA. That, we can use for moral ten if things. Yeah And our. Power? Your Like your friends and family doing you. I'm guessing if you've been staying in touch with everybody probably spending more time on skype in zoom and all that with. Family the normal definitely that Yeh said. Lots of that going on lots of skype. facetime when ever possible I think, it does make a difference to see. To see them as well. we have a video chat with some friends later rendon. That everyone's doing okay, but some friends live alone and. Do Fail! For them and. How how COPAN living alone completely? I think has affected them onto the mall. From what I've heard is a inference. Arlene now reaching out mall than say friends of go some fencer. Living with family. Over the! House House my in with them, so yes, I'm I'm staying in.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:57 min | 5 months ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The United Kingdom by the way trump says full power of government will fight this virus we have been in frequent contact with our allies and we are marshaling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people the president last night went on to say his measures will reduce the virus threat here I am confident that by county and continue to take these tough measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and will ultimately and expeditiously to feed this virus and lastly the president touts previous travel restrictions at the very start of the ABF freight we instituted sweeping travel restrictions on China and put in place the first federally mandated quarantine in over fifty years whatever the president had to say last night that apparently has fallen on deaf ears when it comes to investors on Wall Street Dow Jones industrials off another fourteen hundred points yesterday and right now a sea of red the future saying we're gonna open like tank city down another twelve hundred and the head of the National Institute of health says the worst is yet to come as the nation deals with this coronavirus now a pandemic is fox's Rachel Sutherland with this report doctor felt she told a house oversight committee more testing needs to be done to determine the scope of the corona virus outbreak we need to know how many people to the best of their ability are infected as we say on the radar screen asked how many Americans will be infected doctor found she said without aggressive containment and mitigation the number could be in the many millions he also said the vaccine is still year to eighteen months away and there's no way to speed up the process without cutting corners in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news Washington state which has the highest number of cases in the U. S. at two hundred and fifty active cases governor there Jay Inslee has now banned large events in the Seattle area for at least the next two weeks and all area schools are closed their two visits to nursing homes are banned the governor Insley he says he's taking a wait and see approach with respect to potentially extending the ban and closings twenty minutes after seven o'clock which is the roadways once again to the traffic should we go with John Handley brought to us by positive coaching alliance barber continues in Bristol today and hope street by Washington Street across route six west by retaining provinces well we do have some or traffic getting first six ten connector on the brakes from dean street on to ninety five and we're a little bit here on ninety five north and southbound between one ninety five in the state offices with your southern New England traffic I'm John have put got issues with youth or high school sports positive coaching alliance can help PCA and national nonprofit offers more than a thousand free online resources for youth and high school sports coaches parents students and administrators he see a dead zone dot org here's the forecast from storm team ten meteorologist Christina earnings partly cloudy to mostly clear skies for your Thursday.

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"united kingdom" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"united kingdom" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by m._d. Anderson cancer center home to one of the nation's largest cancer clinical trial programs of its kind providing hope to patients through new approaches in detection an advanced therapies more at making cancer history dot com and by the michigan economic development corporation john romanelli founder and c._e._o. At airspace experience france technology says in michigan revolution is in the air find out what planet is doing to help businesses make that possible at platinum dot com. That's p. l. a. n. e. t. the m dot com. We are leading with a business story from brazil that goes straight to the american heartland. I'm david brancaccio in new york. There's news who's brazil has increased the amount of ethanol. It will import from the u._s. Tariff-free which sounds like a victory for u._s. Corn farmers in so much corn is turned into the fuel. President trump has touted this as great progress for american farmers marketplace's justin who is following this justin not all u._s. Formers cheering. Yes oh under these new terms. Brazil zillow will at twenty five percent more american ethanol into the country without taxes for one year. Sugarcane farmers in brazil hope this could lead to a free trade deal with the the u._s. Giving them more access to american markets but ethanol producers here aren't then happy they prefer an end to brazil's tariffs entirely the renewable fuels association association called brazil's move a token increase in its ethanol quota in american ethanol producers have been frustrated with a number of administration policies lately right back in may the trump administration lifted the federal ban on sales of gasoline blended with ethanol during the summer and this was seen as an attempt to help corn farmers who've been hurt by the trade war but a lot of reach just don't love having the blend ethanol into their fuel last month e._p._a. Granted a bunch of waivers refineries to exempt them from having the blend ethanol onto gas. The e._p._a. Is actually drubel. The number of waivers it's given to refineries under the trump administration and corn prices have fallen in president trump's already paid out billions billions of dollars. The farmers hurt by the trade war and now he's been talking about a new quote giant package for ethanol producers but so far he hasn't given any details as to what that means snoring marketplace's justin. How thank you vice president. Mike pence is due to visit the united kingdom on thursday keywords brexit iran and china marketplace's suburban ashore has more vice-president pence like president trump supports brexit and wants a u._s. u._k. Trade deal afterwards jeff right with your age group they they will make a bunch of other public comments about you know. We can't wait to do a free trade deal with the u._k. But house speaker nancy pelosi warned congress won't pass any trade deal. If brexit threaten threatens the peace in northern ireland also on the agenda china's influence and that is wall way heather conley is at the center for strategic and international studies the u._s. us doesn't want the u._k. To let chinese companies like wow way build. It's five g. infrastructure the u._k. Has really delayed or deferred making eighteen decision and dana allen with the institute for international and strategic studies in london says this is a bad time to be negotiating anything. Britain is obviously in a in a political and constitutional crisis approaching meltdown the u._k. Government is little preoccupied in new york. I'm sabrina sure for marketplace checking numbers. The british pound hit a three year low against the dollar. It's a dollar twenty given all the brexit uncertainty here down. S and p futures are down eight tenths percent. This.

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