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"virgin empire" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Good morning, a 7 49 and New York City We go for the editor in chief of Lincoln, Dan Roth. And how you doing today? I'm doing great. How are you doing? I'm about 65% pretty much. OK, let's Ah, Let's talk about Richard Branson before we get to the workforce Confidence index and some interesting Numbers that you you got for us? It linked in. You broke a little news with Sir Richard, didn't you? Well, we talked about being able to take the first point on his Bergen Galactic, and that's coming up in January. And you think Virgin Galactic has been the real highlight of the Virgin Empire this year? It's been a rough year for Or virgin. So I think that talking, Mr Richard, it was pretty clear that this was one area He was very happy to talk about. Let's listen to a little bit of Dan Roth from linked in with Sir Richard Branson. Normal way of being a travel takes time, you know, So I think that off First challenge is getting myself to space early on in the new year and then started getting other people into space. But we also have a team that are working on a really high speed supersonic trouble on DH. We only want to do it if we can actually do that in an environmentally friendly way, So they were working on that in tandem on then we have Virgin orbit, which will be doing its launch before Christmas. Where we're going to launch a John rocket attacks to a 747 into orbit, traveling at 18,000 Miles an hour around the earth, dropping off satellites on doing actually doing testing for the NASA, So that's another exciting venture that is is on the verge doesn't sound like the pandemic is slowing him down, Dan Well, I think for that part the things in space there are working well, but things on the ground not so much If you look a TTE cruise line that he launched in April, Not great time to launch Cruise line, and Virgin Atlantic has really suffered as airlines have been grounded. Richard had to pull out of his own. Money to be ableto keep employees afloat during this time, so it's been it's been rough for, you know, he's really in the travel and leisure business, and people are traveling, so we talked a lot about this question. Whether that's going to come back or not, he really strongly believe it is. Does he give a timetable at all? Well, he didn't give a timetable. What he did say was that he is very frustrated with governments with the way that they're treating vaccines with the speed there that they are bringing out testing and it's just, you know, Look, we could just do testing faster. It opens the economy back up. And so one of the things that he could do is pick up the phone and get a head of state because they want to hear and talk to Richard Branson. And so that's where he's spending a lot of his time. You know, he's got people who run the airlines, Mother's other businesses and grandson becomes the diplomat. Who can try to force government to see the world as he thinks they should be seeing it. I met him once and you know, he's one of those guys. You talked to him for a while and you just think what's wrong with me? Why can't I be that productive? He is an amazing man, and he's been He's been productive for a long, long time as me. He has been, You know, he does it all from at least a pandemic. He's only left Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands once he doing all of this from, you know, not all of us have island but most of us down, But I think for my my cause that where I'm recording this in New York, um the I think that for Ah, Richard, he is someone who is he? One of the secrets to success. And being that productive is he'd never looks back. He. If there's a failure, he brushes it off and moves on to the next thing. We talked a lot about that because he is part of his working mentors. He and his team mentor, a lot of small businesses. Band, one of the biggest piece of devices No one You're failing. Cut it off, Move onto the next thing Don't look back. Don't beat yourself up like you have to understand that they're going to try a lot of different things in life and some are gonna work in many art and you can't dwell on your failures And he doesn't know I think that that's one thing that all of us couldn't probably try to replicate. Yes, for sure. Keep on banging, and he's one of those guys that when he hears the word no in his head, he hears next. He just moved. Moves right on. Let's talk about the workforce Confidence Index and What Lincoln has come up with. First of all explain. Explain what this with this survey is, Dan? Yeah, sure. So we, uh, talk to professionals across the world every two weeks, and we serve them on how they're feeling about job stability, financial situation and access to opportunity. And then we carve it up by seniority and by industry to get a sense of how confident professionals are in the work that you and whether they will be able to pay their bills. We know the confidence leads to a lot of decision making. Some people are more confident they're investing in. Their companies are investing and they're buying more stuff. And when they're not, they trench and it can grind the rest of the economy to a halt. So we wanted to see how people are feeling about things. And the answer is they're not feeling great. Was that the big takeaway and no surprise? I guess that that people are very concerned about This pandemic, which seems to be getting worse right now. Yeah, I think that the big surprise you're you're exactly right that it's not surprising. People worried. What is surprising is when you start diving into shoe is more worried is is the age groups where you start seeing some differences so as an example Millennials are the most concerned about returning to work over all baby boomers tend to be the least concern which really surprised me. Um, But if you if you think about Millennials are the increase of their anxiety probably has to do with they have been in the workforce by 10 15 years. Maybe they're just starting families..
"virgin empire" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Did you feel it? The touch of another human. It's absence has been the hardest parts of life under lockdown. Nice to able to go out and hang out with someone and hold their hand. You know something as simple as that. We've also missed going to the movies and South Korea. They've come up with few work arounds at this no contact theatre the ticket. Takers are two roving. Robots the snack bar is automated too and Richard Branson and his virgin empire a business that grew in tandem with a high flying. Charismatic risk taker. The public is sixty nine. Now he's not gonNA stop jumping up in balloons and going around the world and for a business built around. Tourism Francis Empire is now in trouble. I'm Marco Werman those stories and more today on the world depending where you are. It was another weekend of no restaurants. No shops social distancing in the park. Maybe if it felt kind of normal it means we're getting used to this. It's hard to believe but it's been nearly two months since the World Health Organization officially declared that we are living in a pandemic looking at a world map. It seems like no part of the globe has been spared. We're up to three and a half million cases worldwide. The world's Alana Gordon covers global health for the show. So just what is the state today covered nineteen in its reach across global on Marco? As you said this virus seems to have really made its mark across the globe the US is at the top of the list in terms of cases and reported deaths. And then there's also places like Spain Italy UK But some of those places are now easing restrictions after these strict lockdowns. That's all beginning this week as cases decline but the thing is what public health researchers tell me when I ask where are we out in this pandemic. They all stressed that like? We're in the beginning of this thing. Bill is an epidemiologist at Harvard. I think people people are wishful. I really do think people. I wish people want to be over there. Is this wrong thoughts that people have. Which is that you get through this period of whatever accounts for lockdown wherever you are because a lot of different things that are calling themselves lockdown you got through this and then we'll just open the doors and everything will go back to normal so Ilana. We shouldn't get overly optimistic for sure. But why is it that two months into this pandemic were still in what we call the beginning of it? What bill and others mean is that a lot of the world still hasn't been infected and that makes them really susceptible and vulnerable to the virus basically to later stage in a pandemic. You need to have something like sixty percent of the population exposer over it or of course have a vaccine but we're just not there yet and so even in places that have been hit the hardest whether that's New York or elsewhere and even with the highest projections those percentages just still. Don't add up to having that level of people exposed and that's why health leaders are also on high alert when you have the easing of lockdowns about whether there could be more cases and how to contain that and then at the same time they're still learning still don't quite know what it means to be exposed whether you have like a long term immunity. There's some diseases like dengue gay. That if you get infected again it's actually worse so there's just a lot still to be understood about this virus and also how this might play out in waves in the future. Yeh also occurs to me that the corona virus seems to be playing out so differently in so many different places like what is happening. What is the spectrum of the infection? How intense it is. Yeah I mean the main thing is that even though this is one pandemic it's many many different outbreaks around the globe. Depending on where you are so you have places in Asia where they were hit. I where they had these peaks now. They're on alert for resurgences and on the other hand places like in Africa that appear to be just at the beginning of early reporting of cases. And why is there this variation there's a lot of factors that can contribute to that whether that's like how a government's control strategy is playing out in the community like with the testing and the tracing and the containment but some of it also has to do with the timing and the way it spreads so. I talked to just metcalf. She's a demographer and evolutionary biologist at Princeton also seems to be the fact that there's a lot of super spreading events associated with this virus so super spreading events Marco think about like small percentages of people that seem to be spreading it to lots of other people. Maybe they were at a gathering like was reported on the show in Las Vegas. How people from all over the world came and then that can kind of set forth something on the other hand. There's these other details about a population like aging populations like in Italy seemed to be more susceptible and then even without there. Are these outliers that still have researchers wondering about so just gave me this example? That's really close to her heart My parents in Bangkok in Thailand Thailand is relatively aging population relative to much of the rest of Southeast Asia. And yet they just don't seem to be that many cases so she still has all these questions but what is becoming clear is that this virus will be with us for some time. The world's Alana Gordon. Thanks very much for getting started today. You welcome among the countries hardest hit by the corona virus is Ecuador on a per capita basis. Ecuador's rate of infection is way higher than any other country in South America. Things have been especially bad in the crowded. Coastal city of Kiel Public Hospitals have been so overwhelmed. Bodies have been left in bags on the street. As the World Jorges Valencia reports funeral homes are only now starting to catch up with the sun demand for their services over the last week or so ed got read up has just started to spend time with family if your mother when the reach him. He asks his three-year-old Daughter to be quiet. So he can speak at out. Runs the stakes. If you home and Ecuador's coastal city of Kiel. The city of about three million people has been reeling from Cova. Nineteen for weeks. You're the Hotel Tower Mirror. I I would start taking. Phone calls at eight in the morning and work until midnight says while he and many others are still in emergency response mode the beginning to cast breath. I'm open the equality is reporting more than twenty seven thousand corona virus cases. But it's hard to say just how many people have died from covered nineteen because there's limited testing we've got mafikeng. Soloviev tells me. His city was bearing more than five hundred people a day. In mid April for comparison. He says a busy day last year would have seen something like fifty mental in Europe. There was one case that will never let us. Workers arrived at a dead man's home. They found his body had been decomposing for five days owner clear hours ago because at that says one of his employees got what he calls the white death in other words he turned Pale white and almost fainted. It's not so uncommon for people to die outside of hospitals in Guam says Jaime Garcia Cheese with the National Institute of Demographic Studies in France and studies mortality patterns across Latin America. This is not unusual in Ecuador around forty percent of that of outside the health system. But what's not clear is why. Ecuador and in particular has been hit so much harder than the rest of South America got says cities across the continent or similarly vulnerable with dense populations and many people living in poverty. He's not just a virus that is happening in America. We have the worst thing crisis. Historically in this more men we have problems of all kinds if the healthiest in our collapse we are going to have an increase of data other courses to. Ecuador's Public Health Ministry says more than thirteen hundred people have died from the corona virus. That is probably a severe undercount if you ask any funeral home director in the country. I mean that's quite a hip pro labor. Yana runs another funeral home for came on and see me see. Kiev hatred examined says many people were dying appear to have not been tested. She says that's tickets. We'll give causes. That seem related such as respiratory problems. Not Deporting difficulty. Shaq Kobe guessing but she says the death certificates won't say anything directly about Kobe. Nineteen at got from sakes funeral home. Says he's not all that interested in a precise figure in fact. He says he stopped paying attention to the news. Altogether lengthy dental union says he's been doing whatever you can't take care of his mental as well as his physical health. The independence is a client recently. Gave thanks an offer to shake his hand that says he replied that when all this over they can give each other a hug instead but for now. Let's keep a safe distance for the world. I'm able to you today. Belgium gradually lifting some restrictions on its lockdown. Belgium has the world's highest mortality rate from the corona virus. Not what you think. Belgium isn't necessarily doing a bad job handling the pandemic. It's just counting things differently Steven van. Gupta Varela Gist and government spokesman in Belgium so recently president trump pointed to a graph showing that in terms of population size. Us ranks number seven in mortality rates while Belgium ranked number one or mortality rate is far lower than other nations of western Europe with the lone exception of possibly Germany this includes the UK Switzerland Belgium the Netherlands Italy France. You say this is an inaccurate comparison. Why is that? It's highly inaccurate. The Way Belgium is counting our debts is different than the way other countries are doing this. Actually we are not only counting the deaths in the hospital which are confirmed with a laboratory test whether or not they have been infected by the virus but we also count probable cases which occur outside of the hospital and a lot of these cases haven't necessarily been tested so suspect based on the clinical symptoms and the possibility of exposure that these are also related. That's an athlete's more than half of the death count in Belgium. So if you want to compare the Belgian cigarettes with figures from other countries you almost have to defy our number by two so. It's difficult at this moment to just compare to figures but that doesn't take away that Belgium indeed has been ferry heart by defiance. We saw our peak somewhere in the beginning of April. And now in the meantime the numbers have gone down and believe that it is possible now to lift some of the measures but very prudently very cautiously. I mean it may be a transparent way of counting mortality. But there's some people who look at those numbers in Belgium and say well maybe. The country isn't handling the pandemic so well so this method politically unpopular. What do you say to that? Well we don't do it for political reasons. It's to protect the health of Belgium's and for that purpose this is the best way of counting and the best way of reporting we saw there was a problem emerging in nursing homes. That's the strategies. Were epithets and we needed to do much more than we were doing at the time. It's also the epidemiologically the correct way of measuring the impact of an epidemic. If you talk with people from W.H. Show or CD CD will say one hundred percents rights. That's your cannot only rely on laboratory confirmed cases you also look at the probable cases especially in a setting where you know. Tests capacity is insufficient and this is almost the case everywhere in the world. So it's really good practice so counting differently in Belgium. What does that mean in terms of icy us in hospitals and getting the right p. p. e. has the government able to better prepare for that already in peacetime we are one of the country's with the highest number of ICU intensive care units in the world or especially in Europe and we increase the capacity drastically at the beginning of the epidemic so even at the peak of the which again was summer beginning of April we only reached fifty eight percent of occupancy in the ICU unit so there was still a lot of buffer left We still had space to accept new patients on the nation scale. We never had a problem with ICU. Capacity or other bets in the hospital for this way Of course in the future if we might get hit a second time. And maybe if it's a bigger WAIF might become more difficult but now we managed quite well Steven Van Gupta Veroljub and government spokesman in Belgium. Thank you very much for being with US okay. My pleasure have a good day if you've got questions about.
"virgin empire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The techs and what's that message on that story Luby says this is hotels are all closed so he doesn't need a short term visa immigrant workers at the moment angland says this as the president of a country of immigrants how are you Roenick to keep your techs almost sent messages coming into us the numbers this plus full full seventy seven eighty six twenty fifty eighty five we are going to carry on talking about the current virus pandemic now because Ghana has become the first country in Africa to lift its look down on Monday after three weeks the move by president nana Akufo Addo got a mixed response with some happy to go back to work and earn money and others very worried that it is a gamble when over one thousand people in the country still have the virus schools remain closed and arrivals from abroad get quarantine still so there is still some restriction in place we're gonna will be closely watched by other governments in Africa it is a political tightrope to allow people to work with the risk of possible virus outbreaks let's get a few of his month Davis a social commentator in the capital across who works at the Methodist University College that welcome to the program Mister Davis so so what what will happen on Monday did everyone rush out to work and the food markets okay good morning we can still listed as this situation in Ghana it is under control the fact that we have a one thousand and forty two people close friend positive and also we have nine people losing their lives and critical condition I we have a ninety nine people currently recalled and is charged I would say that it was a mixed feeling and the optimism was another beats confusing with some people because we are in the political season there are some people on the other side thinking the odds the president das extended the long term about a week also although the presidency is it was necessary to lock down the borders to ensure that there could be chasing all those people that won't be affected Intel also allowing the people who are vulnerable cool to be in those struggling for survival one the first point is we have it did not issue the second point is that the government's confirms to us that the operator on the pizza and so the decision by the president I'm not sure who will most scientific okay just just drop quickly though because I'd like to know what the situation is that what when we talk about the science and and they saying yes it's all of the data it's all about the spread therefore we think it's safe to lift the restrictions but what is the what is the testing and tracing and quarantining regime where you what is that much testing there is no must they've seen what they did was touch the trees does will have to contact you those who brought the disease in the country on one of the trees and identify with you you are on tell you the truth although she got contracts and they get their current time keep them in the safe please hold money and evaluation very busy our experiments with the trucks that are used on the people who will get them not secondly many people are free some people are excited because it was difficult to get the right amount of people to be given the necessary relief speaks in there of the lockdown as I speak with you some people are still excited only to kindly pointed to Cali there really is a little beach also confusion or let me use the mounting should wear the Okaloosa sizes no residents is complete the bulls on the southern part as against you it's awesome evil people have to be released to go get what you want the president gave St seven principles we don't want help organization rules so people can operates by women got marks get to the our son dies is on them and show me the practice social distancing ensuring they don't do things are cool following the principles of one health organization when we come down probably lifting of the logo okay so stick to those and and and that's what the vice is still is because what we will leave it there the line is is a little bit shaky but we think we got most of what you said thank you so much for joining us on Tuesday because Monday was the social commentator in the capital across the eighteen minutes policy if you can answer with the sport hi Lauren so snow in Valencia the latest to European clubs to announce the players have agreed to pay cuts as they attempt to shore up that business to make sure that lower paid employees continue to get that wages for lunch you haven't revealed the details of the amounts that that players have agreed to forgo arsenal side the first team squad and head coach makayla charter and the rest of his coaching career I have agreed to trim their earnings by twelve and a half percent they have also agreed a deal on the amount to be paid back if they reach particular targets in the eventually resumed season and we might find a bit more details about what European football's governing body you way for once about to do about the resumption of its seasons a little later on today that you to give members an update we're told by hoping to get things done by August at the latest other stories the international Olympic committee in Japan's government to both denied the reports which suggested that it would be the country which would shoulder the extra financial burden shifting the Olympic Games by twelve months and the chief executive of the U. 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PGA has said they're looking at the possibility of holding gulps Ryder Cup with friends following the action virtually if the pandemic means I can't actually believe that but it's a long way from a plan everyone in the game agrees that the biennial match between Europe and the United States is in many ways made by the real closely engaged crowds on the coast so today I have a right to cut without the crowds would be really something thanks Matthew Matthew cannon with the sport it's kind of like if the team is not the crowds in the Ryder Cup at that'll be interesting to watch now I'm let's have a look at the business news Australia's second biggest airline is the latest casualty of the corona virus pandemic David Willis has the details hello again David tell us more these ended in voluntary administration the company employs a total of around sixteen thousand people as well as Sir Richard Branson's virgin group its owners include Singapore Airlines the government of the United Arab Emirates and the Chinese conglomerate H. and a note last month virgin Australia cut virtually all its flights in response to corona virus travel bans that we introduced of course in many parts of the world by then however the company was already in debt to the tune of around five billion all the dollars that's the equipment around three billion U. S. an appeal to the Australian government for support went unheeded and virgin Australia is now seeking both new buyers and investors its collapse would give the national carrier Qantas a virtual monopoly on flights to and from down under and meanwhile another part of the virgin empire is in trouble as well I believe it is yes that's right Tim search Branson is seeking a UK government bailout full virgin Atlantic and not a hand out he says but alone and he's offering his Caribbean island as collateral as you do in return for a loan and thought to be in the region of about six hundred million pounds in an open letter to staff the region said the airline survival was in doubt and he also addressed the criticism of those who say that that's one of the richest people in the world you should well as the saying goes pony up his own cash to keep virgin a floaty countered those arguments by saying that estimates that he put his net worth of more than five billion dollars well conducted on the basis of the value of his businesses before the corona virus pandemic and he added that trump it wasn't as of yet billions of dollars just sitting around in a bank account ready to be withdrawn critics have also pointed out that since moving to the British Virgin Islands fourteen years ago he hasn't paid any UK income tax L. lines around the world have been devastated by the corona virus pandemic which led to a ninety five percent full in and travel in some parts of the globe to yeah he did say that he didn't move to that islands to avoid paying taxes just love beyond just possible that's what these would would you would you would would you say that's it now the price of US soil it's a negative for the first time we've been talking about on the program this morning has been a slight rise know who is well known one of my prized in Asian annoyed Asian markets were expecting some sort of correction that but the final bit tepid at the opening but they're expected to bounce back a little bit it's not seen as an indication of the long term price of oil things will bounce back the analysts are saying David thank you David Willis with a business is a nice idea one.