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"western africa" Discussed on The Café Bitcoin Podcast
"And I've done two diplomas. So the diplomas, the mid-premier diploma is 10 weeks long. I actually extend mine and it's 12 weeks long because I had a couple of extra activities in there, which I can maybe talk about a little bit later. And so I've had two cohorts doing the 12-week diploma of about six or seven students each. And so, yeah, we've now had 14, 15 students that have completed the diploma. And I consider it my really good fortune now to be working with mid-premier much more closely. I've been having some conversations. It's the summer holidays now in the UK, and I've been having lots of conversations with the guys at mid-premier about the activities that they do, how I can help to contribute, and how I can help to create a proliferation of nodes or be a catalyst to start proliferation of nodes in the UK. So that's a bit of background in terms of the teaching of Bitcoin. I typically start by going through the history of money. Like you said, I think that really to be able to conceive of a solution, first you need to be able to understand the problem. And for many of the students, when they first come in, they don't have really any idea about what Bitcoin is, or they've got lots of misconceptions. There's a lot of crypto misconceptions that all of you are fully aware of. I don't need to elucidate on that anymore. So we start on the history of money, and that is a really fascinating thing for them to learn about. In particular, one of the things that I find really helps them to understand is the story that is in the Bitcoin standard of agribeads and how agribeads were used as a way to enslave West Africa. And that can even be complemented with a discussion about the SIFA, which again, many of them don't know about or are surprised to learn about how that operates and how that works and how, in many ways, that's a modern day form of slavery of Western Africa. I typically start by trying to help them understand what the problem is and what the history of money is and how we're living through a period that is not typical of how money has worked for humanity for most of the time. And then it becomes easier for them to understand how Bitcoin is a return to normalcy.
"western africa" Discussed on WTOP
"High winds and a good deal of lightning will be a problem for the next one to two hours and Dimitri I'll be back in it's with your complete forecast. Mike Standiford live there on WTOP. Other news tonight a man is charged with what is called being a bizarre series of deadly carjackings in Prince George's County. WTOP's Matt Kofax reports on yesterday's attack. Police charge 22 year old Dayon Ross with murder and animal cruelty in addition to carjacking. Ross is accused of shooting and killing 56 year old Kurt Modesto an off duty metro bus driver after trying to carjack him in a fast food drive through line. Police say Ross then carjacked a Toyota Scion in that same drive through and shot two of three dogs in that car. Records show Ross was out on probation in the district and had been arrested in DC multiple times with guns. We asked Maryland State's Attorney Ayesha Braveboy about this today. It's very concerning. I'm not sure what happened in the District of Columbia regarding his cases there. Matt Kofax, WTOP News. Ross is being held in DC where he appeared this afternoon for a probation violation hearing. Prosecutors say they want him extradited to Maryland to face justice. Police are coming through social media videos and speaking with victims of that shooting spree at the community cookout in Baltimore with 30 people hit by bullets, two people are dead, still no arrests and many in critical condition tonight, many people. Here at Baltimore Police Headquarters, officials have ratcheted up the reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooters to $28 000. They acknowledge the evidence shows there were multiple shooters, at least three guns used and 30 people struck by the bullets, two killed, an 18 year old woman and 20 year old man and among the 28 wounded people as young as 13 years old. CBS News Correspondent Scott McFarland. Now to the latest in a string of robberies of armored vehicles that Hyattsville Police are trying to solve. They say a group of three masked men, masked suspects tried to rob an armored truck driver this morning. It happened at a Capital One bank on Belcrest Road East West Highway around 940. Police say one of the suspects was shot by an undercover worker assigned to protect the driver. That suspect is in the hospital in critical condition at last report. Investigators say the other two people away got in a black Lexus and black Honda. Police say they are heavily armed. Patience in at least part of area our may now be more prepared to deal with the financial burden of their medical care. Hospitals in the Old Dominion must now post the cost of procedures online. It's a new state law that just went into effect on Saturday requiring price have transparency among Virginia hospitals. Delegate Dan Helmer is a strong supporter of the idea. He says it will let of patients shop around for the best price. Like anything else, we should be able to know the price of what we pay. It's very, very important because it allows you to figure out if you're an employee or an employer or a taxpayer, what the cost of care is between different facilities. Helmer says a state law was needed because many hospitals were not complying with a federal rule that requires price transparency. Hospitals that don't follow the rule could face fines. Nick Inelli, WTOP News. Are local elementary schools safe and is the threat coming from within? The leader of a Montgomery County school administrators group tells WTOP, there are major worries. Christine Handy, president of the Montgomery County Association of administrators and principals, said she's concerned about safety at elementary schools and the issue isn't outside and threats, she said. We have witnessed a rise in disgruntled irate parents and community members who have displayed increasingly aggressive behavior towards our staff, especially our school leaders. Handy testified before the Board of Education last week asking for additional security at elementary schools. MCPS spokesperson Jessica Baxter wrote in an email the system had formed an advisory group on the topic and added positions in the 2024 budget but did not say whether additional staff would be assigned to the elementary schools. Kate Ryan WTOP news and still ahead bad weather in Western Africa. Bad news for people here with a sweet tooth. It's 1108. Get a precision AC tune up for only traffic and weather on the eights and when it breaks with Rich Hunter in the traffic center. Dimitri Alright as you heard Mike say there is some really significant rain coming down in our area and as a result there
"western africa" Discussed on TuneInPOC
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"western africa" Discussed on TuneInPOC
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"western africa" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"St. Paul. Police made the grizzly discovery Friday afternoon after one child's body was found. The bodies of two other children and their mother were found at the Lake yesterday and exact cause of death has not been determined. Police say the deaths are the result of a triple murder suicide, a news conference is planned today in Akron, Ohio regarding the police shooting of a black man, Akron mayor Dan horrigan and the police chief will talk about the shooting of 25 year old Jalen walker, who is shot dozens of times by officers following a police chase, officers claim walker pointed a gun at them before they opened fire. It's expected body cam footage of the shooting will be released. Two people are dead, three officers injured after a shootout in north Texas. Holton city police say the gunman took his own life, officers responded to a shots fired call in the city just outside of Fort Worth just before 7 o'clock local time. Reports of police injured followed a second call of shots fired about ten minutes after the initial call. A woman who called 9-1-1 was also injured when she was shot in the leg. The relationship between the gunman and the two people killed isn't known and the shooting is still under investigation. I'm Jim Forbes. The driver of a shockwave jet truck at the Battle Creek field of flight air show at Michigan is dead after the truck wiped out on the runway during the pyrotechnic portion of the show. Video shows the jet powered truck racing at speeds of over 300 miles an hour when it appears to roll over after driving through a huge fireball. The Centers for Disease Control warns ice cream made in Florida as being linked to a Listeria outbreak. They warn that big Olaf creamery products should not be consumed sold through 7 big Olaf stores in 15 other independent outlets. The CDC says 23 people across ten states were sickened after consuming the ice cream, one of them died. The patients were either living in or had visited Florida a month or so before getting sick. I'm Scott Carr. The World Health Organization says urgent action is needed as monkeypox cases surge across Europe over 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases have been found in Europe, reported across 31 European countries. Monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa, WHO officials call it an evolving health threat. This Wednesday, President Biden travels to Cleveland, Jim Forbes tells us why. This, according to White House officials who say the president will discuss his economic agenda that reportedly focuses on the needs of the nation's most vulnerable groups rather than those of big business and multinational corporations. Administration advanced teams are currently working with city and county officials on security and other issues ahead of President Biden's arrival. I'm Jim Forbes. A funeral home in Indiana is under investigation after police found dozens of decomposing bodies in the mortuary. Police and Jefferson county say they found 31 bodies Friday, one official telling the Louisville courier journal that somebody had been in the funeral home since March, police say they don't suspect any wrongdoing in the incident, WDRB news reporting police went to the home after being tipped off about the owner falling behind on processing bodies. In east Harlem, New York, a three year old boy's dead after falling from a 29th story apartment window, Lydia cardero lives a few floors above the apartment of the Taino towers. My grandson said grandma, I hear something on the balcony. People argue, people fighting a lot of screening. The child landed on scaffolding near the third floor, he was pronounced dead later at the hospital. Police
"western africa" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
". Now, a global news update. A news conference is planned for today regarding the police shooting of a black man in Ohio. The mayor of Akron Dan horrigan says police chief Steve milot will talk about the shooting of 25 year old jaylen walker, who was killed by police Monday, who fired dozens of shots at the man after a police chase. Officers claim walker pointed a gun at them before they opened fire, body cam footage of the shooting will also be released. One person is dead after a jet powered truck crashed during a Michigan air show. The driver of a shockwave jet truck 40 year old Chris Darnell died yesterday after the truck wiped out on the runway during the pyrotechnic portion of the Battle Creek field of flight air show, video shows that jet powered truck racing at over 300 miles an hour when it appears to roll over after driving through a huge fireball. The man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend execution style on Manhattan's upper east side will now face charges. Bob Howard's in New York. Isaac R grove reportedly asked to meet up with Asia Johnson Wednesday, saying he had things for their three month old daughter. Instead, police believe the 22 year old shot the woman at point blank range while she was pushing a stroller with her child inside. The child wasn't hurt. Our growth was being held without bail. In the twin city suburbs of Lake madness authorities say they have recovered the final two bodies and was suspected to be a triple homicide. The bodies of a woman and three children have been pulled out of the water since several police agencies started searching that area Friday night. The woman's car and the children's shoes were found near the Lake, the father of the children was also found dead in nearby maplewood. Google says it will delete location history if it detects visits to abortion centers, officials with a tech giant saying in a blog post that change will happen in the coming weeks, the change to delete location history will also include visits to medical facilities and places such as domestic violence shelters and addiction treatment facilities, Google's decision coming after the U.S. Supreme Court overturning of roe V wade. I'm Scott Carr. The World Health Organization says urgent action is needed as monkeypox cases surge across Europe over 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases have been found in Europe, reported across 31 European countries. Monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa, WHO officials call it an evolving health threat. This Wednesday, President Biden travels to Cleveland, Jim Forbes tells us why. This, according to White House officials who say the president will discuss his economic agenda that reportedly focuses on the needs of the nation's most vulnerable groups rather than those of big business and multinational corporations. Administration advanced teams are currently working with city and county officials on security and other issues ahead of President Biden's arrival. I'm Jim Forbes. A funeral home in Indiana is under investigation after police found dozens of decomposing bodies in the mortuary. Police and Jefferson county say they found 31 bodies Friday, one official telling the Louisville courier journal that somebody had been in the funeral home since March, police say they don't suspect any wrongdoing in the incident, WDRB news reporting police went to the home after being tipped off about the owner falling behind on processing bodies in east Harlem, New York, a three year old boy's dead after falling from a 29th story apartment window. Lydia cardero lives a few floors above the apartment of the Taino towers
"western africa" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Every summer, same thing. Sharks can't go in the water. All par for the course. I'm not too concerned about the sharks. My kids won't go in that far. Two people have been treated for injuries in recent days, the Monroe county sheriff's fire rescue says one victim was bitten in the leg after jumping off a boat in the Florida keys and was flown to a Miami hospital. In northwest Florida, a teen girl was airlifted to a Tallahassee hospital this week after a shark bit her in about 5 feet of water. The World Health Organization says urgent action is needed as monkeypox cases surge across Europe. Over 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases have been found in Europe and have been reported in 31 European countries, monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa. Officials called monkeypox and evolving health threat. The Pirates of the Caribbean is open again at Disneyland following a four month closure. The attraction was shut down at the beginning of March for regular maintenance. The Anaheim theme park reopened the ride Friday to massive crowds, fans were happy to see that Johnny Depp's captain sparrow image is still part of the attraction. It wasn't known whether the animation would remain after Depp's recent legal battles with former wife Amber Heard. Depp confirmed earlier, he will not be returning to Disney's pirates franchise despite rumors saying otherwise. I'm Julie Ryan. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. A Shanghai shutdown was hard on Tesla. Tesla delivered fewer cars worldwide than analysts forecast, 254,695 cars versus the 261,181 forecast in a Bloomberg survey. This as a COVID related shutdown at its factory in Shanghai affected production. In a statement Tesla said it faces ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns beyond our control. Governor Kathy hochul has signed a sweeping overhaul of the state's gun rules, the bill hochul signed on Friday severely limits where guns can be carried and requires background checks to buy ammunition. The legislation will require creation of a statewide license and record database for ammunition sales and allows concealed carry permits to be issued only after a firearm safety course and in person live fire range training. It won't take effect until September. What we're trying to do is
"western africa" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Includes up to a 150,000 rounds of 155 millimeter artillery ammo. New York is working to codify the right to abortions in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned roe V wade. Governor Kathy hochul says this would protect reproductive health for future generations. The WHO says urgent action is needed after monkeypox cases tripled in two weeks in Europe, Lisa Taylor has more. Over 90% of the cases confirmed the virus had been found in Europe as they've been reported in 31 European countries. Monkeypox is a viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa, it has its name because it was first identified in laboratory monkeys, WHO officials called on governments to speed up efforts to prevent monkeypox from spreading further and said time is of the essence. Unvaccinated army National Guard and reserve members can't participate in drills. That's according to an announcement by the army. They must have an approved or pending exemption in order to take part in training that federally funded. Thursday was the deadline for army service members to be vaccinated. A Texas family has been convicted for running a human trafficking ring that the feds say involved hundreds of illegal immigrants, some of whom were sexually assaulted. It stretched from the border town of Eagle Pass to a stash house in San Antonio that was across the street from an elementary school. Buying all the foods for that 4th of July cookout will cost about 17% more this year. That's according to the annual survey done by the farm bureau. Gary Joyner is with the Texas farm bureau. He point to the beef that you're going to be buying, perhaps with a hamburgers. You're also looking at things like eggs or really up compared to a year ago. Joiner added that this is all caused by high gas prices and inflation, which is driving up the cost of just about everything. I'm Brian shook. New York City is pausing COVID-19 alert updates as health officials review the system. Natalie migliori reports. The health department is analyzing how it uses current critical indicators like new cases and hospital admission rates to inform where it's COVID level stands. The potential change comes after the latest wave with health commissioner doctor Auschwitz on explaining the city's positivity rates did not lead to a surge in hospitalizations. New York City downgraded its COVID alert level to medium on June 21st, but the case count has already started creeping up. I'm Natalie migliore. A former governor of South Carolina is leaving the door open to a run for president. Republican Nikki Haley visited northwest Iowa on Thursday and said she'll run if it looks like there's a place for her. She noted she'll put all of her effort into a potential bid, after serving as governor Haley joined the Trump administration. Visitors and residents alike will be happy to hear that Georgia will be providing a longer break from the state portion of the gasoline tax. Scott kimbler reports governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order once again suspending the state gas tax. The governor first worked with the legislature in March to suspend the gas tax against the backdrop of roaring lay high gasoline prices at the pump. The suspension saves you 30 cents at the pump per gallon of gasoline and 33 cents per gallon of diesel. This was mentioned runs through mita August, the previous extension was set to expire in mid July. Because of the gasoline tax suspensions you're enjoying some of the lowest prices in the country when it comes to filling up. A Florida man is being accused of trying to steal a Star Wars R two D two statue from Disney World. The Orange County sheriff's office says David proudfoot was arrested this week for allegedly impersonating a Disney World employee so he could steal things from the property, including an R two D two statue worth up to $10,000
"western africa" Discussed on Paul Vato Presents: A Celebrity Centric Podcast!
"Where people were getting bunnies and having to get surgery by creating this thing called correct toes and helping to spread out the big toe. He could actually help people to not have to get this surgery. So before you're going to consider just getting a part of your foot chopped off, which is that's a big surgery. Why not at least recognize that there might be another way. And everyone's unique, I'm not saying it's for everybody, but for a lot of people, maybe just wearing these correct toes and doing toe exercises. And wearing the right shoes could change that. And to me, that makes way more sense than just going under the needle or the knife or whatever they call it. Yes, it's such a great recommendation and I did first read about him or see him on your channel and of course that I went over and checked it out. And he does have the different exercises or stretches that you can do for your feed. And of course, the product that he invented or sells there and I believe he's the one that was raised in the western Africa as a child and was talking about it. So he has a very interesting story. So thank you for exposing that to me and to the world. So thank you. Yeah. And one thing he said that really stood out to me in the interview, he's like, I will go to these podiatry conferences. And for those who don't know, because I guess it's somewhat standard, but some people don't, but I actually use a foot doctor. Which is my dad and ray. And to he'll go to these foot conferences and he'll bring up stuff about shoes and a lot of Odysseus most of them won't even hear it. They're like, no, I have nothing to do with that. So they're not even considering that the shoe is causing the problem and they're treating afoot without thinking about maybe it's the shoe that's the issue. And ray was looking around. He's like, this is interesting because all of these podiatrists here, they're in their 40s and none of them are able to run anymore because and there's something to like, huh, wait a second. Why is it that all these podiatrists that are supposed to be foot experts have knee problems in back problems? And there's no miracle cure for anything, but so many people start going more barefoot or wearing more barefoot shoes and if you transition properly and take your time, a lot of those issues start to go away because if you think about the foot because it's a foundation of your body, if you take away all the functioning of the foot, how is that going to then ripple out through say this is your knee and hips and everything. It's going to change the whole way that you function. You have to compensate for it and over time it's just going to get harder and harder. Amazing. So it sounds like the younger we can get to not wearing shoes and walking around more barefoot, the better. Have you had any, you probably have any negative experiences, you know, even trying to walk into a business and the whole no shoes, no shirt, no service, and or do you already know that that's going to happen and you boot up
"western africa" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Out on the back end with trump resurgent. And everything looks like. It's moving in their direction again. That's a big fucking problem that we have to be aware of and we can. We should laugh at it and make fun of these people but like this is. This is a giant country brazil. This is an important country in hungary. This is the united states america. That seems like it's still you know even on the back end of this election. So let's remember all these fascist seemed to get connected to one another. We need to be as connected. As invested in the success of the brazilian democratic opposition as people are jason. Miller are in the brownshirts. Down down robert Yeah i noticed. The politico today decided to write up the unbelievably credulous spin. The donald trump is now closer to running. Pc thanks biden has been suffering in. The poconos wasn't going to run every so many other interests to pursue. He's never eat. He won't concede that he right. Yes absolutely goes Speaking of cruise been There was one in guinea on sunday guineas on western africa for those who don't know Special forces troops mutinied took over the presidential palace and then they announced on state tv that the government had been dissolved in the constitution was invalidated. The coup leaders also released a video after several hours of president alpha conde in their custody looking exhausted and disheveled. Conde was first elected in two thousand ten. It was their first democratic election in the country's history but he quickly became unpopular because of concerns about corruption And then he tried to amend the constitution to run for a third term. The coup leader Is an army colonel. Name de dum via He says the army military will create a transitional government. But those promises don't always pan out i don't know ben to not good Too many coups lately. I don't know how this will end. You know there's a chance that you know the special forces guys took over. The government won't have support from the broader military. But i guess we'll see. Yeah you know one of the interesting things about this beyond just how insane the pictures were of like a bunch of special forces guys like taking the president is that guinea placed a huge bet in the last decade in some of its natural resources. They have one of minerals. It goes into aluminum and they dramatically increased their market share. And no doubt. The pockets of the president were lined with this mineral wealth. Wait for it. Of course china was deeply involved in this. I think there was something along the lines of twenty billion dollar debt situation where the chinese came in. We're like hayward is gonna pour money into this country if you give us all birth stake in this mineral wealth and we'll build some roads and probably you off and it's like another indication that the this shortcut to access to chinese money that it always comes with strings attached. The chinese communist party likes having strong men in these places it fuels corruption. And it leads to this kind of political dysfunction where you have a totally natural resource dominated economy ripe for corruption. The people tend to get screwed their environmental impacts so to me. It's another warning sign of some of these small countries that are going into these kind of massive debt traps to china. Their politics become more more dysfunctional. Meanwhile the machinery of chinese mining continues no matter who is running the coup government right. So you know. Unfortunately i think we're gonna see more of this. And some of these really natural resource dependent countries that have become more and more vassal states for for chinese resource entrance. Miss interesting that Speaking i went down a rabbit hole. Now it's interesting Speaking of mining. On tuesday i'll salvador. Good good the first country they today in the world's ought to adopt bitcoin as legal. Tender congrats The president of el salvador neighb- kaley He's pushing people download. This government run e wallet app. What what could go wrong there. But i guess there are a lot of technical problems in the first day in another indication of maybe why this is a bad idea The price of bitcoin dropped seventeen percent on tuesday. Shortly after the government bought a bunch of bitcoin. The price recovered a bit. But like you know not a thing. You want your currency to do Kaley said he used the price decrease to buy the dip. So he's getting the tech nomenclature all the stock nomenclature down We'll see how this goes. I'm sure there are examples of ways. Bitcoin can be useful for people with remittances or whatever If i were a bitcoin evangelists. I'm not sure. I wanna put my stock in bouquet lea running this early experiments but we shall see at a minimum ben. Today is great day for money. Launderers and organized crime salvador now of an easy way to push money around. I guess well. I mean he's running a country not a hedge fund dip like look. What the hell are you talking about. Man like just open a vanguard account people's pensions government services is going to be dependent on like the twists and turns of of bitcoin. It's just not just not there yet. It's just not and you're right like it if you're an evangelist. For the fact that bitcoin can start to replace traditional currency like the fact that the person who jumped on that bandwagon is kaley this kind of like thirty something dictator wannabe and el salvador is not like the best. Look this is a guy who recently like mandated that all judges over certain age retire so he can remake the judiciary. He's turning this country into kind of like a playground for his interest. marched troops into parliament. One time gonna vote. he wanted. Yeah it's not a good look and by the way it is gonna make the whatever central america strategy We do need. And i support with the biden team trying to do down there much harder. You know el salvador's at the core of a lot of the migration here which may be fine with bu kaley right like people just you know depopulate And run your. Bitcoin hedge fund of merit a lot from the us a lot of other countries in the hemisphere 'cause this is not feel like it's moving in the right or any it's really weird direction Speaking of him again and look at the if he's right like if they become all become bitcoin millionaires. Like you know that fine. I mean sure. I'm not drawn betting on that. Yeah like we could also send like the secretary of the treasury to vegas. Put it all in red speed of immigration policy so listeners of the show probably remember the trump remain in mexico immigration policy. That was the policy that required asylum-seekers at the southern border to remain in mexico while us courts determine their eligibility rather than allowing them to wait in the us trump demagogue bat as as catch-and-release as we call it so in practice this policy for a lot of migrants usually from central america to spend long periods of time and he's dangerous awful camps basically on the just over the border biden into the program. He ran on ending program And did so when he took office. But then missouri and texas sued the administration claiming that the process that the biden team used end. The policy was legal in that..
"western africa" Discussed on KTOK
"April, and so, basically what happens is in the Atlantic Ocean. Um most of the hurricanes come from what are known as easterly waves. Or basically large clusters of thunderstorms that actually start over the Ethiopian highlands and move from east to west across Africa. And then there's about 60 to 70 of those every year. And then if the environment is conducive in the Atlantic Ocean, then they potentially could intensify into a tropical storm or into a hurricane. So the environment conducive. That means basically, you have, um warm waters because hurricanes need that warm ocean waters as primary fuel source. They also need basically was known as low levels of vertical wind shear, which is the change in wind direction. With height in the atmosphere, too much of that share tears apart Hurricane so if you have lower a lower share environment Like the Atlantic normally has, especially during August, September and October. You can get these storms intensifying in the tropical storms and hurricanes and that the environment is extremely conducive even into major hurricanes. Want to go back to something you alluded to a moment ago? Because it's a question that always comes up. Why these systems roll off the coast of Africa. Can you go a little bit more in depth into that process? Yes, yes. So, basically again, we have these, um basically what are known as easterly waves or what? They are really clusters of strong thunderstorms, and they initiate over the Ethiopian Highland. And then in the tropics, the winds at low levels slow out of the east, so we blow from the east to the west. So these strong thunderstorm complexes basically move all the way across Western Africa usually emerge off the west coast of Africa near Senegal, and then again if the environment is conducive and those thunderstorm complexes Can intensify into tropical storms and hurricanes. Um, and in addition to forming in the Atlantic, the system are these tropical waves that they don't form in the Atlantic because sometimes actually developed in the eastern Pacific Ocean as well. So after west Coast of Mexico So that's basically the primary reason why we get most of our system. Most of the hurricanes anyone exploring from systems off of Africa and just because basically there's elevated terrain over Ethiopia, where the thunderstorms kind of initiate and then again, they propagate for me to work across Africa and then into the Atlantic Ocean. And there is also the possibility for hurricanes to develop later in the hurricane season in the Caribbean in the Gulf of Mexico. Correct that's correct, and especially in the Caribbean. Often those are still Coming from waves. So the systems coming up Africa. So for example, last year um listen, if I remember like hurricane ETA and Iota, which brought really significant impacts to Nicaragua and Honduras Both of those actually formed from wave coming off Africa. They didn't form you know, in eastern or central landing. It took till they got to the Caribbean where the environment with more conducive for them to form in the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes there's waves oftentimes two. You can also get hurricanes forming. Um, basically off sometimes, like Cold friends that make their way into the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes you can get busting up off of those as well. So there's a variety of diplomatic in ISMs that hurricanes can form from, but the primary method I think about 80% of all major hurricanes. Form from these ways coming off Africa. I'm joined by Dr Phil Klotzbach research scientists and the Department of Atmospheric Science. Colorado State University. We're talking about hurricanes and hurricane seasons. So the storms that we're familiar with along the east coast of the United States and the Gulf Coast. Those are the same.
"western africa" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Way played this all the time back in the radio now days locked up by a con. The reason we're playing. This is that the 911 call has been released after somebody stole a Khan's car. He was pumping gas. Now I want you to listen to this because I don't know if I could be this calm and polite. How you doing? I was just project at the gas station from my range Rover. And what game station was the gas station? Um, is 7 61 name is market. Names have a tracker. I have again and lose 71. Neiman Marcus is not a street in the city of Atlanta. What's the address here is getting police out that to you. And what's the name of the gas station? Oh, no, I'm sorry, ma'am. This is not the gas in my car actually fucked about the track on it. Okay. Thank you Wear. What have you made a police report. Yeah, the police and on their way, but even on the way for a whole hour You say you were project? Yes, ma'am at gunpoint. No, I want that gun point. What happened in? I was really getting admitted getting gassed and he jumped in the car, and that's the score card. Okay, Come on, Tell your car Yes, ma'am. Yeah, I would say I would have been a little more terse with the person arguing over semantics on 911 the operator. There's talking to a con there, right? He's trying to say, What did you say? Hey, look with I've got the tracker on my car just got stolen there. This is where it's at. Just like, Wait a minute. Did you get a car jacking? Or was it stolen? Well, he didn't use a gun. Well, that's not a Carjacking, man. Find my damn hard can. I can have been waiting on please for an hour fine by, you know, a cons the kind of guy that mean he's not from areas from from Western Africa. He's been in trouble for some of the stains some of the things, he said, in terms of slavery and coming from a place like Africa you. He said one time that housing projects in New York would be a five star hotel compared to his upbringing in Western Africa. And he says African Americans. Fear visiting Africa would be crying to come back home to America if they wanted on. Daddy's been in trouble for saying that before, So this guy is a rapper this Ah guy that's experienced real oppression and slavery. I'm not saying it wasn't is obviously was horrible hundreds of years ago in this in this country, but he's a guy that's been in trouble and artist for saying that You know African Americans should move beyond the traumatic past of slavery because as bad as it was here, I mean, you should see how bad it was in my when I was being raised in Western Africa, somebody who actually knows what's going on. It's telling all these woke people about how awful America is. If you want to go get a firsthand look. Go get on a plane. Go get on the boat and go get a firsthand look because it's not what you think it is. The hammer and Nigel Show. We're going off the rails with Rob Kendall. Next Boudicca Boudicca. Boudicca Alfindo. Mega Siamese Sailor sells celery sandwiches. How wing about a serving platter? Jamie? Yes. Did Did you want to try reading that line on the script there? Oh, yeah..
"western africa" Discussed on No Agenda
"Always starts sixty year old woman who died on wednesday in the district of banana huddling with a woman who also died after contracting ebola and was married to a survival the previous major outbreak. The statement said congo's health ministry has deployed a team to the area and is tracing more than one hundred contacts of the two women in the headstones of cutler swept through eastern congo from twenty eighteen to twenty twenty in an outbreak that killed more than two thousand and two hundred people for it was declared over last june. It is not usually for sporadic cases to occur following a major outbreak. According to the world health organization congress equatorial forest have been breeding ground for the ebola virus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea spread through contact with bodily fluids. The country has experienced eleven outbreak since the virus was first discovered near the ebola river in the year. One thousand nine hundred seventy six another outbreak in eastern congo. Not all that western africa. That obama was looking at. Which is the real ebola. We all know what is this is in the town of bhutan. Mbo it's the mining town. It's the warlords has very little to do with ebola. Scare people away by saying. There's he bola kenny. Recent that we send troops in exactly now smart. Who are we going to fight this time. Some other boneheads. You know it. Yeah well that was easy to deconstruct. Anything doesn't take into hard. Quick noodle gun look Kpmg uk boss has had to quit after telling staff that the concept of unbiased unconscious bias is quote complete crap oops stand yeah they skies gotta be shot he left and said i love the firm. I'm truly sorry that my words have caused hurt. Hurt hurt brother amongst my colleagues for the impact of the events of this week of hat on them. You'll get to stay in this vein. Might as roma's talk about the japanese guy. The i don't know about the japanese guy. He he was. The one who said is in. The i-i've is part of the japanese go olympic committee on. Oh we can't have these women in these meetings because they says yak yak yak yak yak. Shut him up. All they do is talk. Is that what he said. More or less. The president of the tokyo olympic organizing committee has resigned. Yoshiro mori had complained that women quote talk too much in meetings more initially refused to go but he gave way today under pressure from the public and from olympic sponsors sixers. My inappropriate remarks caused turmoil. I'm sincerely sorry. For causing troubles to many including organizing committees and everyone involved in this as it has already been reported. I will resign today. I have no intention to demean women cheese pasta locked in food noodle gun. I got one more to be fair to the guy. Women do talk a lot. Let's be honest. But you know. This guy steve becker comic. The it confessions of a caveman. It was syndicated. All over the country and all these different people doing this. Yes very famous. A he in his act. He talks about the number of words per day that a woman puts out compared to a man. And it's substantially more at third more fifty percent more And he said most most guys when they run out of material because they just can't talk that much i think we're the two exceptions But we only do it twice a week and my wife is said to me once in a while she calls after the show. Says you're talked out right to your pretty much guys. Do well worse with me. I'm talked out but then don't challenge me on anything because i'm still in show mode. I have to say sorry. We had We had our teacher over last thursday. The austin teacher and our she was just going on about something like trump escape show mode. I wasn't show mode. And i. I i think tina gave me the distinct. You went yeah i. I'm sorry i'm still show. Yeah you gotta be careful with that. Yeah well this this is the baffling cancel thing. Because why didn't this guy get fired. Why didn't he quit. I mean if the japanese guys just made the comment about women talking to know he. He didn't get fired. He just he resigned. Ioc guy did but this guy didn't get fired or quit. This is the press corp guy. This duck loa biden. No yes this country. A white house press aide was suspended for a week without pay for threatening journalist. Deputy press secretary. Tj dukla reportedly confronted a female staffer at politico in sexist profane terms. She had written about duck close relationship with a reporter who covered the biden campaign and transition. He did he issued a statement. Would you like to hear it. I'd love to. How should i read it as a as a weenie boy a or just. This is a good question we now. We're a direction part of this. Okay i would say. I think you should read it as an arrogant arrogant. Hello yeah arrogant. What east coast liberal. Who can do no wrong probably Why little bit through your teeth can you do that. No words can express my regret my embarrassment and my disgust sarai behavior. I use language that no woman should ever have to hear from anyone especially in a situation where she was just trying to do her job. It was language that was abhorrent disrespectful and unacceptable. I am devastated disappointed. My white house colleagues and president biden and after discussion with white house communications leadership tonight. I resigned my position will not be returning from administrative leave. I know this was terrible. I know i can't take it back. But i also know i can learn from and do better. This incident is not representative. Who i am as a person. And i will be determined to earn back trust of everyone. I have let down because of my intolerable actions as i now launched. my podcast. Didn't say it didn't say podcast. So he did. He had to grovel what the heck did he. That was pretty good. I think your voice is probably better. It turned into kind of a wishy. Washy kind of a would you. My teeth were clock. And i was trying to talk through the teeth and they were clocking until you're not at easy. No words can express my regret it become so the victim playing it more as a weenie worming guy slime ball and might be better age. Maybe not but nowhere's tall. Yeah yeah okay. Well work on. I work on my swallow will swallows well but he did he. He gravelled and he.
"western africa" Discussed on No Agenda
"Always starts sixty year. Old woman who died on wednesday in the district of vienna link with a woman who also died after contracting bowler and was married to a survival the previous major outbreak. The statement said congo's health ministry has deployed a team to the area and is tracing more than one hundred contacts of the two women in the headstones of cutler swept through eastern congo from twenty eighteen to twenty twenty in an outbreak that killed more than two thousand and two hundred people for it was declared over last june. It is not usually for sporadic cases to occur following a major outbreak. According to the world health organization congress equatorial forest have been breeding ground for the ebola virus which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and breadth through contact with bodily fluids. The country has experienced eleven outbreak since the virus was first discovered near the ebola river in the year. One thousand nine hundred seventy six another outbreak in eastern congo. Not all that western africa part. That obama was looking at. Which is the real ebola. We all know what eastern congo is. This is in the town of bhutan. Mbo it's the mining town. It's the warlords has very little to do with ebola. Scare people away by saying there's he bola kenny. Recent trend that we send troops in exactly now smart. Who are we going to fight this time. Some other boneheads. You know it. Yeah well that was easy to deconstruct. Take anything doesn't take into hard. Quick noodle gun look Kpmg uk boss has had to quit after telling staff that the concept of unbiased unconscious bias is quote complete crap oops stand yeah they skies gotta be shot he left said. I love the firm. I'm truly sorry that my words have caused hurt. Hurt hurt brother amongst my colleagues for the impact of the events of this week of hat on them. You'll get to stay in this vein. Might as roma's talk about the japanese guy. The i don't know about the japanese guy. He he was. The one who said is in. The i-i've is part of the japanese go olympic committee on. Oh we can't have these women in these meetings because they says yak yak yak yak yak. Shut him up. All they do is talk. Is that what he said. More or less. The president of the tokyo olympic organizing committee has resigned. Yoshiro mori had complained that women quote talk too much in meetings more initially refused to go but he gave way today under pressure from the public and from olympic sponsors sixers. My inappropriate remarks caused turmoil. I'm sincerely sorry. For causing troubles to many including organizing committees and everyone involved in this as it has already been reported. I will resign today. I have no intention to demean women cheese pasta locked in food noodle gun. I got one more to be fair to the guy. Women do talk a lot. Let's be honest. This guy. Steve becker comic. Who did the it. Confessions of a caveman. It was syndicated. All over the country and all these different people doing this. Yes very famous. A he in his act. He talks about the number of words per day that a woman puts out compared to a man and is substantially more like at third more fifty percent more And he said most most guys when they run out of material because they just can't talk that much i think we're the two exceptions But we only do it twice a week and my wife is said to me once in a while she calls after the show. Says you're talked out right to your pretty much guys. Do well worse with me. I'm talked out but then don't challenge me on anything because i'm still in show mode. I have to say sorry. We had We had our teacher over last thursday. The austin teacher and our she was just going on about something like trump escape show mode. I wasn't show mode. And i. I i think tina gave me the distinct. You went yeah i. I'm sorry i'm still show. Yeah you gotta be careful with that. Yeah well this now this is the baffling cancel thing. Because why didn't this guy get fired. Why didn't he quit. I mean if the japanese guys just made the comment about women talking to know why he didn't get fired he just he resigned. Ioc guy did but this guy didn't get fired or quit. This is the press corp guy. This duck loa biden. No yes this country. A white house press aide was suspended for a week without pay for threatening journalist. Deputy press secretary. Tj dukla reportedly confronted a female staffer at politico in sexist profane terms. She had written about duck close relationship with a reporter who covered the biden campaign and transition. He did he issued a statement. Would you like to hear it. I'd love to. How should i read it as a as a weenie boy a or just. This is a good question we now. We're a direction part of this. Okay i would say. I think you should read it as an arrogant. Oh okay arrogant. Hello yeah arrogant. What east coast liberal. Who can do no wrong probably Why little bit through. Your teeth can do that. No words can express my regret my embarrassment and my disgust sarai behavior. I use language that no woman should ever have to hear from anyone especially in a situation where she was just trying to do her job. It was language that was abhorrent disrespectful and unacceptable. I am devastated having barest and disappointed my white house colleagues and president biden and after discussion with white house communications leadership. Tonight i resigned. My position will not be returning from administrative leave. I know this was terrible. I know i can't take it back. But i also know i can learn from and do better. This incident is not representative. Who i am as a person. And i will be determined to earn back trust of everyone. I have let down because of my intolerable actions as i now launched. My podcast. didn't say no. It didn't say podcast so he did. He had to grovel what the heck did he. That was pretty good. Yeah i think your voice is probably better. It turned into kind of a wishy. Washy kind of a would you. My teeth were clock. And i was trying to talk through the teeth and they were clocking to your at easy. No words can express my regret it become so the victim playing it more as a weenie worming guy slime ball and might be better age. Maybe not him but it may be like no. we're right. yeah yeah okay. Well work on. I work on. My swallow will swallow swallows. But he did he he gravelled and he.
"western africa" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Scams involving the I R. S as always, the Iran says they'll never call you email you or send you a text. If you say there's an email from the IRS, just delete it. Sarah call I arrest Criminal investigation Special agent in Detroit saying it's a scam to gain access to your accounts and personal information to steal tax in stimulus checks. The thrusters are out there in full force, trying to take advantage of people that are down on their luck thinking that when these Rosters. Contact them that it is the iris and it'll get their money faster. But that zit won't happen. They're going to end up losing their money. That way. The IRA has always makes contact with an official letter through the mail. Jeff Manasso Fox News Alarm bells in Western Africa. Health officials in Guinea say At least three people have died of Pebble A and other people who were in contact with the sick or in isolation cases have also been detected in Congo, but they appear on related several years ago and outbreak of Ebola's in the same region killed more than 11,000 people. Minor injuries in Las Vegas after a fire last night on a hotel balcony. The 51st floor of the Cosmopolitan was evacuated after the shortest off season in sports. NASCAR comes roaring back today. Denny Hamlin will look to become the first driver to win three consecutive Daytona 500 today, his number 11 Toyota starting in 25th for this afternoon. 63rd running of the Great American race, Hamlin, reflecting on what taking the checkered flag would mean to him. It would be by far my biggest victory and one that I probably wouldn't exchange for anything. It would be Hammond's fourth Daytona 500 win overall, tying him for second all time with Cale Yarborough. A total of eight former champs are in the field for today's great American race. 200 laps around to crown a winner as the NASCAR Cup series season gets started at two 30 P. M Eastern boxes. Matt Napolitano. I'm Camp Suso Fox News. W A B C traffic in transit. Good morning. I'm Steve Michael's truck Radio 77 w A. B C with light traffic this morning at the Hudson River crossings, but the cross Bronx Expressway is jammed up from the Bronx River Parkway all the way out to Webster Avenue. Have some shifted construction plates, and the left lane is currently blocked off at Webster. So stay in the center lane or get over to that far right? Lane traffic looks a lot better now on the FDR Drive stole traffic heading north at 79th Street has been cleared. Not too bad in Brooklyn on iguana spelt or the beach Tween queens Still a little bit slow on the cross Allain south Coming into Hempstead Turnpike and accident there has been cleared and over in New Jersey, Looking good on the parkway and the turnpike 78.
"western africa" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"You email you or send you a text. If you see there's an email from the IRS, Just delete it. Sarah call Iris Criminal Investigation Special agent in Detroit, saying it's a scam to gain access to your accounts and personal information to steal tax in stimulus checks. The thrusters are out there. In full force, trying to take advantage of people that are down on their luck thinking that when these thrusters that contact them that it is the iris and it will get their money faster. But that zit won't happen. They're going to end up losing their money. That way. The IRA has always makes contact with an official letter through the mail. Jeff Man, also Fox News. Alarm bells in western Africa. Health officials in Guinea say At least three people have died of Pebble A and other people who were in contact with the sick or in isolation cases have also been detected in Congo, but they appear on related several years ago and outbreak of Ebola's in the same region killed more than 11,000 people. Minor injuries in Las Vegas after a fire last night on a hotel balcony. The 51st floor of the Cosmopolitan was evacuated after the shortest off season in sports. NASCAR comes roaring back today. Any Hammond will look to become the first driver to win three consecutive Daytona 500 today, his number 11 Toyota starting in 25th for this afternoon. 63rd running of the Great American race, Hamlin, reflecting on what taking the checkered flag would mean to him. It would be by far my biggest victory and one that I probably wouldn't exchange for anything. It would be Hammond's fourth Daytona 500 win overall, tying him for second All time with Cale Yarborough, a total of eight former chancellor in the field for today's great American race, 200 laps around to crown a winner as the NASCAR Cup series season gets started at two 30 P. M. Eastern boxes. Matt Napolitano. I'm camps himself. Fox News This'll News was brought to you by bastard of firewood dot com Now for your kale, BJ Radar Weather Watch. Here's the K. L. B. J. Radar. Weather Watch. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of the Austin area today. Tonight and tomorrow. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected at times this afternoon and tonight some accumulations of snow. Could range from 4 to 6 inches high Today 27 Low Tonight 12 High Tomorrow, 28 driving conditions will be extremely hazardous all over central Texas. That's your K LBJ radar Weather Watch. The idol, you know, in love is back with some big surprises. Buckle your seat belts. There's a plot twist coming. American Idol premieres tonight. 87 Central on ABC. Tropical smoothie Cafe. One taste and your hitting, refresh Now letting.
"western africa" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Will make you know, and the conflicts that arise due to those beliefs. We never really access questions, right? So in this book essentially you've got a sort of a dynamic here between what really is the traditional beliefs, I guess, you know deep the English book The the traditional Believers saved the local Gods. I all of those traditional sort of West Africa God switch off both exist in the book and in the real world as well. Well in the book in the second book, there is the the the the injection of a following fictional religion right and wrong and that form a fictional religion, you know, kind of tests, you know, the people's beliefs in their own traditional gods and in a way that took some of them, you know, sort of completely change their beliefs some of them questioned it and some of them decide to stay with the tradition of gods and in some cases it, completes and and a lot of things arise from it, but it was more of a it was more of a it wasn't me trying to sort of be criticizing a false religion or me siding with the traditional religion as a writer. I was just sort of Posing a question in a sense if you know what I mean, so I was just showing you a good short. I would say a picture of what would have happened or what did happened, you know a few hundred years ago when you know, you know the most you know, the Muslim invasion of Western Africa had happened, you know, and also, you know Christianity came as well but isn't mostly around sort of the some of the influx of Islam into office some sub-Saharan African Sahel, you know around the sub Sahara Desert, so it's kind of looking at all of those sort of implications like, you know on one hand, you know, you know this this new religion brought in knowledge and and a new way of thinking and all of this stuff on the other hand it can log Diminish the traditional religions traditional cultures. So it's looking at that Dynamic really obviously, it's not just about religion. You also have conflicts and a war and you know and and and and magic and and the rest of it but in terms of religion that was the main conflict there was a conflict between the traditional agent and follow Legion the ads definitely intriguing I had another Gentleman on Antoine Mandalay and he writes kind of similar features. We had a discussion on basically, we've got enough token white guy fantasy. So it's nice to get something different and I think for the second part of the podcast, we've got a lot to talk about in that regard. Yeah. So there's a little preview for everyone listening to this is the second half for more discussion on that cuz obviously off Has a lot in there. Yeah, it does. Okay. So these two books are out and did you self-publish them? Yeah, they published and the second one is not out yet. It's going to be June 16th of February is illegal of our most times on Amazon. So they both self-published. So the first book obviously is out both on it's all on Amazon. So both came down and paperback. The second book is also going to be an Amazon you can pre-order it now, but if you can you can get on Amazon or you can go on our website and preorder it would say so yeah, it's self-published to answer a question. Yeah. Yeah, so writing the first book and then the second and I assume then you're going down right a third one. What have you learned that you are doing different or if you could go back and do the first book again what you would do different? I think I think dead. I think to be honest of I think because of you know, the first book was published over a year ago, and I've had enough time to sort of learn what I've had enough time to to gather my lessons from from publishing the first book and kind of sort of adapt that to the second book and get off no more success with the second part, but I wouldn't say I would go back and change the Facebook because You because I'm that without mean I'm looking at things in hindsight and with hindsight, there's always things to change right because that means I would never publish the first book and if I never put the Facebook page then I wouldn't know I wouldn't I wouldn't have learned who I've learned to implementing the second. So so I have learnt a lot of the fees I have lens is more to do with the money. Well, I would say obviously I've improved in terms of we've improved in terms of how we write like, you know, the right direction is generally improved but that is that, does not truly we've more practice. I mean, once you write one book you get better rights in any way so naturally... But I think it's more to do absorb standing what target audience is is the main source of is my main Landing Point really from the first because because of the sort of story was handling the reason birth And it may you may think there is an exact market and sorry market for it, but it's not that there is but it's not very obvious if you know what I mean, right your target audience is not very obvious and it's in that sense. So well, yeah, who is your target audience? And what feedback have you gotten from them? So principally what lenses are our target audience is mainly is black people of my own age. I would say on average so I would say between the ages of eighteen maybe slightly young. I mean there have been people who even younger who bread bowl principally. I would say probably sixteen eighteen all the way up to 250. Probably. I mean people older than 50 already but the vast majority of the people Really are you know, so people in the diaspora black people in the dashboard between the ages of so I'd say 16 to 50. There's those are the main people who who sort of or who read the book really and have have you had some beta readers on your second book. Yeah. Yeah. Well so long we've had that I mean get we get it gets edited Anyway by external people. So yeah, we we have had that what's the feedback like Have you listened to feedback from the first book to change things in the second or are people saying it's just good or they like certain things. I don't want people to just say it's just cuz I mean, I'm a degree but we we have had both good and bad feedback on Facebook and you know and some of the good feedback have.
Travel to Senegal and The Gambia
"Welcome the image traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about West Africa. I like to welcome to the show. Brian Asher from the world hiker DOT COM. Who has come to talk to us about Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa? Brian Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I know you were surprised that we had not previously done in episode of Amateur Traveler on this region and as we were talking about before we started recording. We don't get as many pitches but also there aren't as many travelers who tend to go to west Africa East Africa. Southern Africa tend to get a little more tourists in general. Why should someone go to that region before we focus in on Senegal? Gambia I think. West Africa's really vibrance several my friends. Who have been there for years in the Peace Corps? Said it's about the People? It's about the markets it's about the color it's about the way they treat you just the life that's on the streets of West Africa. I think we hear of animals. Safaris maybe eastern Southern Africa West. Africa's is really the beating hearts of the continents with some of the most populous countries in the fascinating region with lots of smaller countries grouped. In that you can visit In the whole region there will. We've chosen to talk about Senegal and the Gambia one. Because you've been there recently and we always try and focus on someplace. That wasn't a ten years ago trip. The you've been to all the countries in Africa. Yes four fifty four nations and Africa hats off to you. Thank you and people may be wondering why we're talking about the two of them. This is one of those very odd places where one country actually completely surrounds. The exactly the Gambia's inside of Senegal. So the Gumby has no other neighbors have Senegal to the North East. The South and the West is the ocean. So it's completely involved excellent. And why should someone go to Senegal Gambia? I think Senegal and the Gambia great introduction to Africa and especially to West Africa. They're safe countries. They're countries that are kind of a soft introduction. They're not quite as hard hitting some the other countries in west Africa. Very safe to visit for me. The the weather was very nice after coming from kind of more tropical and intense heat in the Sahara for example movement way across and the people. The people are very friendly. There's not vowed kind of lively music in the streets that you can listen to all the time and there is a decent number of Europeans between but a large French population. There's quite a few Lebanese. That live there a special indy car in the capital of Senegal. And it's it's very soft welcoming place that would not intimidate so I think most people when they think of Africa that would be a great place to start and by contrast. Then what you're saying is there's some of their neighbors. We're them might be a little more. You think twice about going because of poverty terrorism Civil war or disease. Yeah those those are the only reasons I can think of not to go to some of the areas over the last ten years at least in western Africa and I think the Transportation as well kind of infrastructure with having made my way of public transportation there are a lot of Africa can be extremely slow and the Senegal Gambia. Our little breath of fresh air to be able to get around quite a bit easier than the light of the countries in the region and I'm fascinated to hear about this. I have technically been indycar but really only in the airport. And they didn't let me off the plane so I really knew very little about the area. So what kind of itinerary would you recommend? I think that Senegal be the one that you'd want to spend more time in. The car has quite a bit to see in there quite a few beaches right there. Outside of the city I stayed in a neighborhood called walk. Tom Which is nicely placed next to the African Renaissance Monument which is the largest statue and all of Africa. That kind of looks down on the whole region there and Indycar and you can take a couple of really nice day trip south from the car so if you stayed there for two three or four days I think that would be an ideal amount of time to spend their most people like I went to a place called Goree Island which is very famous for being one of the biggest places that had slaves that were coming out to the Americas and you can learn a lot but the history. They're easy to walk around. There's a ferry that goes every couple hours to get there and place it almost everyone. The cousin Senegal visits during the first couple days sides stay for the car to three days with the city and the surrounding area and then a couple of days up to St Louis which is about four hours for five hours north by bus. Okay and you could spend a day or two. They're known for its famous. Saint Louis Arch known. Not that Saint. Louis Okay the other Saint Louis in Senegal. It takes a good six to eight hours going by bus. You could take a private car if you want. Or if you're on a tour to get down to the Gambia assume that's GONNA take up half or two thirds of a day and then I'd be down in Bonn Jewel and area right below it whether it's nice speeches and a monkey parking things for two to three days so I think you could easily piece together somewhere between eight and ten days which would be kind of a nice length of a visit between Senegal Gambia. Excellent so you started us into car and you mentioned going out to the island whose name I've already forgotten it's gory island heart ee. Eileen with just one of the biggest hubs for the slave trade and they have fairies that go out every couple hours and that's definitely Come a must do if you're in Dakar. I think almost anyone I've talked to has done not visit for half day or two thirds of the day and real easy to walk arounds. Thinks about a kilometre too long. And that's locals there with colorful art kids playing soccer in slave museums. That are there that you can visit as well and so I assume there's a fourth year which is where they keep the slaves locked up. Yes and what else are we going to do the two or three days in the car? How are we gonNA spend that you mentioned the monument and there's a couple of monuments there the country it's about ninety six percent Muslim and so there's several nice mosques to visit as well in the lot of fishermen that go out and I love think West Africa? One of the images of the coastal areas. Are these colorful fishing boats that you can see like dozens of guys sliding off into the water and then sliding back up with their catch from the day and there's a lot of seafood that they bring in so these real colorfully painted. Boats is one of the images that you'll see on the coast there in Indycar and their fishing from the there than rather than from okay and is there a place you would go to see that. There is a mosque called the mosque of the divinity which had a bunch of these colorful boats right next to it and it's right there in the car about five or ten minutes from where I was staying in the neighborhood of calm and I stayed AIRBNB. There's lots of airbnb options there for budget travelers and there's all different ranges of accommodation but there are inexpensive options for those looking for him as well and I stayed with a local man there and enjoyed always like state local people to give you all flavor of what it's like will what I usually find when we're talking about. Travelling in lesser developed areas of Africa is that we're talking about not an inexpensive flight to get in relatively expensive for the distance intra country flights inside of Africa. Compare for instance or a US but then really cheap food and really cheap housing. Is that right? Yeah that's true. And so that's the Pros and cons. I always way between local transport and the flights I think the flights between the Gambian cars forty minutes so in say but I just checked in it's still upwards of one hundred forty to one hundred eighty dollars for a forty minute one slight. It's not too bad for Africa standards. It can be a lot worse a lot worse or west African flights but bus. I WanNa say it was about eighteen dollars that took me there so you just have to pick and choose. What's worth more your your time or your money. Well and that is going to be an individual choice. Yeah another thing. A lot of people like to do is there's a pink lake there several of these in the world. There's one in Mexico unless Jerry I believe and there's one about Sarah outside of Dakar. That is is another kind of one of them. Must do things on the visit. That would take you maybe about a half day and so that is really really pick. Yeah if you look at pictures online. There's one called Rainbow Mountain in Peru or I don't know how much instagram or things put filters on it and this one depending on who's pictured is it's pink. It was quite pink but sometimes the pictures make it. Look even more amazingly think depend on. The season tends to be kind of lighter darker shades of pink. That has the salt miners. That are out there. And kind of local people selling artwork in tourist items. So and so this is Lake Ripa. Yes my GRANDPA Loch rose. I think in French shore the lake what it can go by. I would say gory. Islands and Pink Lake would be to half day trips. That would make sense to have with your day or so exploring around the car so to make it two or three days for the car and it strives. You might say
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