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"western africa" Discussed on History Unplugged Podcast
"Nuisance. And so that's why the battle story is that way. And I think all of us deep down like the idea that we could all communicate in one language, even if I think today we think that we hope everybody would also have their own private languages to learn. Let's chart the history as it goes on. So language emerges from somewhere in western Africa and it follows humanity as it spreads out to Eurasia and elsewhere. Is there any sense of what some of the oldest language families are? Would it be semitic or something else? Well, that's dangerous territory, but I would imagine all these ethnic centered theories from the 1900 or 1800s, yeah. Yeah. And even today, it's hard to say, because we're talking about a 150,000, or these days, people are more likely to say about 200,000 years. And all it means, really, is even if you just get in a helicopter and sail over all of the sensitive sociopolitical issues that are connected with these things. Language keeps changing to such an extent that any language today will have changed so much since 200,000 years ago that in no sense can we say that it's the same language. But it's a reasonable guess that the language is like you said West Africa I very gently correct you to East Africa only because I'm going to say now. Languages spoken. Yeah, East Africa in East Africa kind of drifting a little southerly. Those languages could well be the descendants of the original language simply because that appears to be where humanity arose. And if humanity started speaking pretty quickly, then that's where things would be. Now, there have been a great many migrations. It could be that the original people were all wiped out at some point, but the fun fact that one wants to use and the specialist in these languages bristle when you say this, because we can't be absolutely sure.
"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 AP News
"From Tuesday's primary election County elections clerk sherry hall says the process to count the ballots is painstaking It needs to be duplicated as exactly as the voter voted there original ballot There is a key house race in that district in Oregon Jamie McLeod skinner has the lead in the democratic primary We just expect all county offices to uphold the integrity of our elections Hall says she's used the printer for ballots for ten years without any problems I'm Ed Donahue A riverside California school bus driver also a security guard at her mother's private academy for students with behavioral problems and other special needs has been arrested along with her husband for selling fentanyl to the students on campus One girl was treated for an overdose police say Melissa Harlem garrison and her husband David garrison recruited several students to help peddle the drug which was sold to a Australia since a left opposition party has toppled the ruling Conservative Party after almost a decade in power I am humbled by this victory And I'm honored to be given the opportunity to service the 31st prime minister of Australia These are the words of new Australian prime minister Anthony albanese his victory speech also included promises of sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while he faces an early foreign policy test outgoing prime minister Scott Morrison said he accepted the will of the Australian people In Australians and their judgment and I've always been prepared to accept their burdens and tonight they have delivered their verdict and I congratulate Anthony Aberdeen in the Labor Party and I wish him and his government all the very best I'm Karen Chammas scientists who have monitored the monkeypox virus in western Africa are battled by its recent spread around the world Cases have previously been seen only among people with links to Africa but in the past week cases have popped up in Britain Spain Portugal Sweden the U.S. and Canada most of the reported infections have been found in young men who hadn't previously traveled to Africa no one has so far died from the outbreak and scientists in Britain are investigating whether the disease is being sexually transmitted I'm Karen Chammas La petit academy of Leesburg is opening soon offering programs for infants to school age students our whole child approach is more valuable than ever We provide personalized learning experiences while also focusing on social emotional development and positive behavior Stay connected with live streaming video and real-time mobile updates Now enrolling with flexible options to fit your schedule Click the banner or visit la petite dot.
African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US
"Scientists who have monitored the monkeypox virus in western Africa are battled by its recent spread around the world Cases have previously been seen only among people with links to Africa but in the past week cases have popped up in Britain Spain Portugal Sweden the U.S. and Canada most of the reported infections have been found in young men who hadn't previously traveled to Africa no one has so far died from the outbreak and scientists in Britain are investigating whether the disease is being sexually transmitted I'm Karen Chammas
"western africa" Discussed on Talking Biotech Podcast
"Mentioned cacao, which is really big in the Ivory Coast. Those areas of western Africa. But cassava brown streak virus, other what are some of the other big ones in global food security that are virus induced that may benefit from such technology. I think there's a lot, well, let me put it this way. If you're talking about annuals. That's a little bit different. There are technologies that use vigs that can deliver the virus because these are not stable vectors. For a short growing season, and they can change some of the attributes of the plant. In other words, maybe make them resistant to drought if all of a sudden you have a drought or they can if you have a virus infecting or a fungal infection, they can deliver small RNAs that can attack the fungus that can attack the bacteria. So there are ways of doing this with other virus vectors for annuals. And we are really concentrating on the situation with the trees. And it isn't just viruses that were going after. In some sense, as it is. So there's a particularly bad virus that infects citrus and it's called citrus de virus. And this is something that certainly in Florida probably virtually every tree is infected with citrus just as a virus. And the same for California. And it used to be a really terrible virus when you grew the trees on a different root stock. A rootstock called sour orange. And all of the trees, all of the citrus trees used to be grown on this rootstock because it's a great root stock, and it is resistant to a lot of different pathogens and the trees are really healthy and then came along citrus juice a virus back in the 1950s and all of the trees died. They had to replace all the citrus trees with a different root stuff because of citrus to stay the virus. So if we can go after this virus, which we can in the laboratory very, very well. We can go after this virus. We can keep plants from being infected using this technology that we have..
"western africa" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Personally, very exciting and a very nice place to travel to. Excellent. In terms of itinerary, what are you going to recommend for us? So I started crossing the border from Ghana along the coastline, so where you have the main big roads in West Africa, so they are along the coast, all the capitals, all the big cities are normally along the coast and as soon as you leave the coast, heading to the center of the countries, it's getting even less touristy, less populated. And so on. So I crossed the border from Ghana and write on the border. There's already a totally capital, which is lo me. And I stayed there for a few days visiting the most attractive points within the city where I want to tell you and the audience more about a little later. Then I headed to the center, which is there to very nice city called kapali Mei. It's located in beautiful mountain screen area, beautiful Paradise for doing some hiking and nature activity that I'll have a lot of beautiful waterfalls over there. And heading to Benin, which is east of Togo across on Lake Togo. There is a big Lake within the country, the toba Lake or Lake Togo. On the other shore of the Lake you can visit total will, which is very nice place to experience colonial history, especially for me as a German. It's pretty interesting place because toga was one of the colonial countries of Germany back in the days. We did not have much colonies, but Togo was one of them. And in Togo there is a lot of history to experience in terms of this colonial history and also some nice voodoo places where also want to talk about a little more later. Excellent. You mentioned the coastline before we get very far along. When we talk about the coastline of tugboat, we're talking about maybe 30, 40 miles. There's not a lot of coastline there. It's a tall thin country. Yeah, it is. You can travel quite fastly through Togo if you don't want to stay there. A lot of time. So I was expecting to do exactly that. But then yeah, stayed for more than one week in this beautiful country. Well, and let's talk about Lomé. What do you recommend we see or do in lume? In the beginning, I was, as I mentioned, not expecting much because if you will, things to do in low May or the typical online research you will do before visiting a country or a city, there is not much mentioned in terms of the big sites, the big highlights. So for me, it was more diving into the culture of the country. So the big places I would recommend is visiting the grand marshy translated to pick market. There are a lot of French names or a lot of sites having the French name, which is still today the official language of the country. So after First World War, when Germany lost the war, big parts of the country were handed over to France and they set up more French colonies in this area. So basically a whole western Africa is speaking French..
"western africa" Discussed on Gastropod
"So fats from tropical countries, particularly palm oil, are seen as really essential at this point because they can be used in margarine. They can be used as frying and baking fats, they're extremely versatile, and they can be mass produced. And so the expectation after World War II is that both small scale producers in Africa and these plantations that have taken root in Southeast Asia, they can both scale up enormously. The market as they see it is practically unlimited. As much palm oil as they can make, they'll be able to sell. So let's backtrack a minute here because last we saw the oil palm tree, it was in western Africa, which is where it's from, and also Brazil, where it arrived as part of the slave trade. So how did it take root in Southeast Asia? I mean, the conditions are just right for it. So it grows best at 10° to the north and south of the equator. People who worked with oil palms noticed that Southeast Asia would be a perfect home for them, and they brought some trees over to give it a try. There were some early attempts in the 1860s and the 1870s. And they're just flops because palm oil is too expensive to make and nobody wants it. There's plenty of coconut oil around, local people in Southeast Asia prefer the taste of coconut oil and foods and palm oil is a very different flavor, so it's just an unacceptable substitute. Also, at that time, anyone who wanted to make a buck growing something for export in Southeast Asia was growing rubber trees. That was where the money was, but by the end of World War II, synthetic rubber had fully taken over, and the bottom had completely fallen out of the rubber tree plantation business, but those rubber plantations in Southeast Asia were in a great location. There were already trains and other infrastructure set up to get the product from point a to point B so it was pretty easy to swap in oil palms for rubber trees..
Dr. Ben Carson Describes the Politics of Hydroxychloroquine
"Hey folks, I'm talking to Ben Carson, doctor Ben Carson, former head of hud and general American heroes first. I'm concerned that there are many things I want to ask you about in a limited time we have just to go back to my question before the break. What can people do? It seems that the medical establishment is at least confused if not putting out bad information. What do you think people can do? Well, well there are a lot of physician groups, a medical groups who have sort of been silenced or people trying to cancel them because they are talking about the alternative. They're alternatives are very effective. Ivermectin, incredibly effective. As a prophylactic or when you first get the disease. When you get to disease not as a prophylactic hijacked chloroquine works very well as a prophylactic. In fact, if you go to western Africa, almost all the countries along there, you have to take a hydroxychloroquine or an equivalent anti malarial. And their incidents of COVID is much, much lower than ours. And that's not a coincidence. But it's hard to get hydrochloroquine. Yeah, because of politics. You know, hydrochloric politics is killing people is what you're telling me. Been used for 60 or 70 years. And it's safe. And we know that. And I think there's really no reason that we should have had hundreds of thousands of people dying. But as you and probably many people know in order to get the vaccine and to get an EUA and emergency use authorization, you can not have another effective treatment. Therefore, you have to sort of say those things don't work. I think it's criminal quite
"western africa" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"Plausible. That's may that's maybe but the she's presenting it as settled Something settled and then tying it into the melanin is apart like okay. I'm gonna explanation of how melanin gives you a rhythm. Maybe there is some. some kind of tests are steady. But i just. I'm just gonna take it's not gonna be melanin. Yes it was something. It would be like some like if it wasn't ancestral memory. You would think it'd be in your dna right. It'd be something you inherited from your parents which I dunno gave you like he's an example like maybe in the Savannahs of western africa disa- kind of specific selection pressure. That you could say you know Made it such that. You know People who had Predisposition or a talent for rhythm were more likely to survive and pass on their genes. You know if you were to fear is like that and we would take it up front that this is something that you can't really test in general. The primary lucien areas that evolutionary theory general yun from darwin's day Is that. it's what is that called. The karl popper says is it falsifiable. What is the word for when you can recreate something in a lab like you can't recreate evolution in a lab. And then she had a multi generational tests very limited to the extent to which you can do it with humans to a degree doing literally can't deal with humans. Yeah yeah you can do with things like animals in yeah or in.
Sudan Says Military Coup Thwarted; Dozens of Troops Arrested
"Admiral to lead the lead story breaking news out of israel. This morning hadn't even made it in. The american press yet sudan claims to thwart military coup attempt. Many officers detained. Now i bring this up because sudan long ago and far away Harbored osama bin laden under a radical islamist regime. Have you been to khartoum. You're usually been to everywhere. Have you been to cartoon. I have not. He'd finally finally finally about. I'm not surprised because it was an islamist dictatorship forever right exactly. I think if. I'd said yes. You should have been very suspicious. Well why do we care about places like guinea and sudan. When coups happened admiral because the overall rule of law we wanna foster in the international community at breaks norms when elected governments of whatever stripe are overthrown be geo-strategically. We've seen again and again in these coup ridden contres bad actors bleed into it because they're largely ungoverned spaces in so many cases and we've that from afghanistan to libya to syria today to sudan. I fear for it in western africa. Guinea so i think those are the two principal reasons we oughta be concerned. One is philosophical political the others practical military beginning mogadishu or other failed states. But i do know you can give us a fairly good idea. What is living in a failed state. Like it's pretty much like what you saw in kabul over the last few weeks it masses of people desperation in their eyes extreme poverty armed gangs open trucks with skinny teenagers. Driving around with ak47's i'm describing both parts of east and west africa at this point all of those factors are part of this breakdown in lawlessness that audit concern very deeply in in all of these
"western africa" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Meteorologist Brad Martin and the W B A P Weather center. Well, summer's gonna and kind of with a bang today with a high near 100 wins out of the southwest 15 to 20 and gusty. We have seen some light returns on radars off to the northwest of us, but they're meaningless at this point. If there's just mainly cloud not really moisture and whatever is out there is going to evaporate for hits the ground 100 near that for the high Today low tonight 75 Cold front reaches us mid morning tomorrow, Maybe after a few clouds and some spotty showers and then gusty north winds the rest of the day right now at W B a P. 76 degrees The United States is in the process of flying. Thousands of Haitians camped in Del Rio back to their country and are blocking others from crossing the Texas Mexico border. As Border patrol continues to relocate and process. Some of the migrants gathered under a bridge in Del Rio, chief of U. S. Border Parole patrol. Raul Ortiz explains why he thinks the group gathered at this particular border crossing Haitians. And folks from Western Africa traditionally cross in the dayroom sector area because they have known individuals previously have crossed in this area. They say the community across the border in Acuna is relatively safe and so traditionally because of water mouth The US is planning seven flights daily to Haiti. In addition to the expulsions, the US closed part of the Texas Mexico border amid the surge, U. S Border Patrol is hiring civilians to perform migrant processing tasks, an effort to free up agents to return to the field. The agency says employees been about 40% of their time checking holding cells and collecting immigrant formacion for immigration court papers that are unrelated to border security. The federal Police Agency graduated its first class of processing coordinators in January with the goal of eventually hiring 1200. Now we'll check on taxes Business sponsored by the law office of Nick Nemeth here, Spencer McGowan from Network Radio. Updated numbers on the global economic recovery revised estimates from the World Bank this summer. The global recovery at 5.6% this year it's the global economy 2% bigger than before the pandemic leading the way this year. United States 6.8% Growth India 8.3% China Still at the top at 8.5% next year, the Growth rates slow to about 4%. The Middle East is the lagging region it just about 2.5% growth this year. I'm Spencer McGowan President McGowan Group Network radio dot com. From the WB up news desk. I'm Nicolo say your next update is at 8 24 7 coverage at w b a p dot com.
"western africa" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Is the Sean Hannity show. 25 till the top of the hour. 809 41 Sean, If you want to be a part of the program, uh, we're going to get to the issue of the origins of Covid 19 in more detail, and, more importantly, the intersection of politics and medicine. And that means politics always wins, especially with the new information that came out that in fact, we know Dr Fauci and others had been told that there are therapeutics that showed promise. Eventually we had Numerous studies, starting with the Henry Ford study that said yet taken early Hydroxychloroquine is effective at mitigating many of the symptoms of covid 19 than other drugs like I've ever met in and new therapeutics like where General in came on the scene. And you couldn't even discuss alternatives without getting excoriated by the media Mob. I'm going to play a call here in a second of of a doctor calling in the C span in 2000 and three ripping Dr Fauci. But first we welcome back to the program, Dr Ben Carson. How are you, sir? I'm doing well. Very good to be with you, Sean. All right, before we get into this, So I've got this. I've had really bad allergies now for a month. And a couple of days a week ago. So ago, my throat was giving out. It's given out a little bit today and yesterday. And so Linda, the producer of this program says, Well, you've got to take local honey. So now I have three versions of local honey that I'm taking, you know, during the day Now I love the taste of honey. It tastes great. Does that have any impact on allergies because it's local honey, which I didn't even know existed. It makes you feel good. And when you feel good, your system works better. But it doesn't. But in other words, because it's the same pollen, there's no medical evidence that you're aware of that. The fact that they use the bees use the pollen. That's similar to the allergens that by the way, they've never been this bad. Well, you know, there's a lot of stuff that we don't know. And we're probably never should kind of left. These things are Because there are probably some relationships that we don't know about their But I would I always say to people You'll never go wrong by taking taking natural selection system. Yeah, you know, I'm actually off. I mean, I'm trying it. Look, I've over the years, it seems whenever I have any type of illness. It's like it's like instinctively, you know, I guess my weak point on my vocal cords and I'm you know, over the years I used to take prednisone. I just don't like taking it. I know it works. I know I can get my voice back in 24 hours. I just don't like the feel of being on it. And even though it sounds like crap, I feel fine. Well, you know, God made our bodies, uh, to heal themselves and anybody who eats three well balanced meals that they drink 6 to 8 glasses of water to trigger exercise and doesn't put harmful things and they're they're going to do extremely well. Natural immune system and everything else is going to work Very, very well. And they're going to have a minimum of Yeah, well, the good news is for the first time in a month. Pollen counts are going down, so I'm assuming in a day or two. I should be better. Um, So you had a bad case of Covid. We've we've had you on this program. We've discussed that in detail. We have this whole issue now, about what? Fauci New. When did he know it about gain of function, and we now know that he was told That there was likely gain of function work done on Covid 19 on January 31st and an email confirming it, 2020 And yet he went out publicly and denied it. We have other evidence to that He was in a great state of panic over the knowledge that in fact, maybe NIH monies had in fact been sent to the Wuhan lab virology. Now the question is, we had two big, prestigious medical journals. That had posted articles that they later rescinded, saying that Hydroxychloroquine, for example, at the time, a 65 year old drug Was dangerous for people to take. It. Turns out the foremost expert on Hydroxychloroquine is a guy out and Cedar Sinai in Los Angeles, Dr Daniel Wallace and he wrote, the risk is nil. Has the largest rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus practices in the country has been dispensing hydroxychloroquine almost 45 years 65 year old drug, he said. The risk is nil. And it became at that point You couldn't even discussed that or discuss I've ever met in or discuss later Regeneron without being excoriated. And we had nothing else. Doctor. So once that's the problem, That's the problem you get. You know, for instance, we have quote experts. Say that, uh, even though they knew from those emails Yeah. There was a high chance of. Maybe this did originate in the laboratories by coming out and think that is, It's very, very, very, very unlikely. And then having Facebook and other social media. Castigate anybody who said anything to the contrary. And it leads people completely often in the wrong direction. You know, As far as Hydroxychloroquine is concerned, you know they didn't have to go through a lot to see that countries in Western Africa. That require the use of Hydroxychloroquine and other anti malarials When you're coming into the country had a market me decrease incidents. Of Covid 19. The data is already there and they scratched. Now you have to ask yourself the question What was behind squelching that well in order to get an EU a emergency use authorization. For the vaccine. You have to be able to say that there's no other reasonable alternative. There was a reason to do that because they really want to push the vaccine, And I'm not saying that the vaccine is necessarily bad. But You know, we should be and a level of maturity where we can use all the things that we have. We can use the vaccines we can use the Hydroxychloroquine and I ever met him. All the other things that have actually demonstrated some efficacy in this area. And it just goes to show you how malignant our media is. You know? Not only did they scratch that, but, you know, they defended school closings were seeing that that really is wasn't necessary. Children being forced where masking some places they still have to. About what that does to socialization project process of a young child who doesn't get associate facial expression. With ver bitch. That's going to have a long time..
"western africa" Discussed on Insureblocks
"So that's why you know you need some really sophisticated. A is has been a lot of ai. Work insurance for recognizing human faces. The elephants bit harder. They liked to cover themselves with that. Brings another set of challenges by these can be overcome and by having those sensors that ai we can demonstrate a traceable transparent entrusted minor that jesse elephant. Your elephant is alive in fulfilling its carbon sequestration services as per the terms of the contract. I think really great mixture own challenges technology and ultimately solutions coming together in order. Victory validate data from in the field to bring that back to a customer. And show them that. There's proof actually getting value for their money and they'll see helping contribute to the environment as what phenomenal challenge that i think in that. So just thinking about thinking forward. What are the next steps for you. Rebounds earth but most importantly i wanna know what success. What does success look like to. You sure so. I from rebalance perspective. So for rebounds earth successes having platform that achieves for me four goals the first one is we need to change the narrative of how local communities keystone species not just like a nuisance but as an asset. So i'll give you an example. So we're looking to launch our pilot in the language national park in gobble in western africa and we've had conversations was local communities and they they value the elephants but they also see them as a huge nuisance. They haven't tendency of eating their crops of destroying the property and also harming humans. So they're not quite seen as an.
Ethiopia's conflict stokes humanitarian and virus crisis
"Ethiopia's war ravaged Tigray region has a new battle on its hands the correct virus the outbreak in the region is one of the western Africa get a thousands flee to Sudan that's still not safe from the virus as infection rates are rising rapidly there as well more than forty five thousand refugees from the Tigray complaints on now living in remote parts of Sudan they have taken shelter in crowded camps that have no coronavirus testing will treatment capabilities many staying in the camps hopefuls to says shelters in crowd together in lines to feed Cashin registration with different aid agencies there are a few face must to be seen or available for distribution at one camp in eight workers told the AP that the number of chest infections was hype but that humanitarian workers had no materials to test for the grade of iris I'm Karen Thomas
"western africa" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"A portfolio of royalties, a royalty being actual, well, ownership of a percentage of the gold that's coming out of a mine. On that, uh, that share that percentage. Uh, royalty is not affected by the costs of producing the gold. Oh, are exploring for more gold in that mine. Uh, it just strictly gets takes it right off the top. Just like the King and Queen of Spain used to do sure exactly. You know your your guys at Centre Primary primarily focus in Nevada. Um now, if I'm not mistaken, Nevada is the number one mining jurisdiction. In the world eyes that important, stable jurisdiction and and how how is the U. S mining world doing? We think so. We think that we think jurisdiction is very important as as things get more and more troubled with a love this, uh, free money being printed all over the world way think there be, you know, some way. We're just not comfortable going. Tio, Western Africa. Even even a lot of Parts of South America these days way stay focused in North America, and it's the tax regime in Nevada is controlled by the mining act of 18 72. So for them, Tio increase taxes on Ah gold production and royal dead. That's Rantie income would take in an act of Congress, but I have to be on the state ballot. Yeah. Yeah, I know that. That's a very comfortable situation to be in where the government can't just arbitrarily raised taxes because we know Taxes are.
"western africa" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Thanks for calling the Frommer travel show. Oh, hey, Alice, Can you hear us? Yes, I can hear you. Okay. What? What? Where do you want to go when this all ends? Well, um, I'm originally from West Africa so I would fly it backto West Africa and hang there for a while because I believe the response there when it comes to the virus was very effective and it's true that it's a country. From Ivory Coast because you know, it's Senegal on in Western Africa does have one of the best records for how they've handled Koven 19. It's true. It surprises some people to know West Africa has done extremely well. And I love that idea, Alice not just because you're there because it's another place that I've really been warning to go myself, and I think there's not enough tourists from America Go there. I've heard wonderful things about Benin and Ivory Coast. And I'd also when things begin again, I'd like to start going to places that don't get a lot of tourists or need tourism more. A year. You especially gonna guys? Yes. Yeah, It's a wonderful especially for a ninja speaking person. The food is great. The weather is nice to people. I Two foreign years. So, yeah, that's one of the best destinations to try and also believe that people if they try toe, open their minds and travel more. They will see how Lots of places we had because it seems like eventually in this country for like 10 years, and I believe that the American people are a little bit insulated from the rest of the world. When the pandemic started. I was able to talk to compare reactions, reactions to the virus. No one comes to governments. And honestly, I was really disappointed at you know the government here because Stay, for example, the nation of booking official which is north of my country. Hey, it's one of the poorest countries in the world and put that in perspective. The GDP is like $14 billion and like, you know, like last month, just business made like made like 13 on his hold. And what they did when the pandemic started. I think they tested them of full five people positive. And the president came out and you made it out of an announcement. And he said, Well, we don't have anything even in normal circumstances. We don't have enough enough. You know equipment, but and he said, Well, the only good news is that the average or would give us more than enough that we need but You know, even even rich countries who usually help us. You don't even know how to react, so they really they shut down. They tested they did the right thing to contain it. Unlike us, we had no federal response. There might be a lesson in that. For people who want to travel on Biff. You know when you want to get traveling again, West Africa has dealt very well. It's a very terms of Kobe. It is an extremely safe destination to choose. When things do come back. The one problem will be flights. Fights have never been strong to that part of the world. That's a big reason Americans have never gone and I don't imagine they're going to start running huge numbers of flights there As soon as the pandemic ends. That's the one trick and it's a very expensive destination to get two for most Americans. Which is another reason. I think, Ellis that Americans have been more insulated and haven't been is aware of things that are going on that part of the world because it's so hard for us to get to Andi really do hope that people that things change in at least the next couple decades and people start adding staff got to them. Yeah, and I love I love that You gave one of the main lessons of travel, which is their welcoming Wonderful people to visit every where and when you visit different parts of the world, you can see how they solved the same problems that you're facing. Sometimes they solved them differently. Sometimes they solved the better, sometimes worse. But when you travel, you get to compare and contrast and learn and grow as a person and as a citizen, because it's our important that we as citizens put the right leaders into power. And we're going to be better citizens if we travel, all right, let's let's turn. Thank you so much for me. Let's turn to Patricia in Rocky Point. And Patricia, I hear you two are hoping to go to Africa when this ends Yes, very much. So my husband I have been on a couple of safaris in Africa. But there's one in particular that I really, really want to do. I want to go on the a safari that goes into Rwanda and up to see the mountain gorillas. It sounds so exciting and so wonder from a big advocate for animals and I'd like to see them while they're still there. Still there? Yes, while they're still there. And the and, on the other hand, this is something that's completely diverse. Ah, completely the opposite of this safari I'd like two years ago, My husband and I went on the Queen Mary on a crossing and we stayed in the Britannic. And as you know, there are three levels on the Queen Mary to stay in the pretend we're 95% of the people are and it's absolutely wonderful. But this time I want to go up to one of the grills and Princess Grill or the Queen's Grill those of the upper class and get your own dining rooms and your own section of the ship. Thank you very much. You may go down to Britannica if you're in those classes, But why would you exactly exact I would love to try it just once, and I'm aiming for the Queen's Grill. Wonderful. Thank you for calling. Patricia. We have to take our first break Anybody else who'd like to call 808 for 89222? We have Adam on the line will take a morning We get back from these messages. Where will you go? When this is all over? We want to know what we.
"western africa" Discussed on Say What Needs Saying
"And seven to ten the pessimistic. But that's not because it is a majority because his base in a majority of the association isn't there a when you are detached from when your objective. So to speak when you realize you're not in it and you see this crime and he sees the music you think music is described. You think the music is enabling crime when the crime itself is expressed through the music and the music isn't necessarily bring it up is repeating the history of it. So I will say black people naturally have a Meant to. Be passed. down. They had that back in the all the different. Lead us back. In. Western Africa. But. Does how they transmit their message in has how black must transmit their muscles throughout time that's for hip hop came from. That area and then wrapping all these different subjects branched off. There's no in regards to the culture south. Yes. There needs to be a change just a night. I for one agreed to that. That needs to be some type of cultural change. We have many deaths one the one example be artists called pop smoke. He was twenty. He accidentally hosted his address using California's from. Brooklyn. Accident. Puts his address in California on this agreement nate came in and the killed Jalen Robin Wallace. Now his album his. Post death album came out I couldn't listen to. The. Same things. That put it in the place in our he would be of the shooter of that time. You know granted I can easily take my mind out of it, but it's definitely something we need to address the hip hop culture in the hip hop marina has been discussing isn't the granted is not on CNN whereas not on C. Span was definitely being discussed and a lot of the artists now take steps in trying to address. It but it's difficult to scalise telling a form of heavy metal to stop. You can't experiences expression of a certain type of people. You'd have to convince the majority that this minority is okay I think branch out to the country the country's holdings say it's okay for this group of people to exist how the exist and it's okay that they do wrong things. I. Think America Wants Black People to be better citizens than people. Now at I think that itself is unfair. To sound better, sound cleaner us to dress better be more represent -able. But we've looked like that I mean, in my history books everybody in the civil rights movement had had a had a suit on but one person someone had a dog eating them and someone was drinking water out of a firehose..
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
"western africa" Discussed on KTOK
"The new spending also provides for local hospitals and a nationwide testing program lawmakers are already planning another relief bill for later this month China's state controlled newspaper blaming the USA for the global aids pandemic claiming the disease started in America during the nineteen eighties a spokesperson for the foreign ministry in Beijing said quote has anyone hell the U. S. accountable health experts believe HIV the virus that causes aids originated in western Africa China obviously trying to deflect from its coal visited disaster the study shows eight in ten adults say the global lockdown is brought their families closer together parents report a quote closer bond with their children as they work from home the viruses even resurrected the phone call two thirds of Americans are checking in with distant relatives at least once a day researchers in Israel so the contagion is fueling a rise in anti semitic attacks throughout the west the report from Tel Aviv University details average from right wing extremists is llamas and the far left to link the coalbed outbreak to Israel and other a Jewish concerns of course that is absurd the beer stops here Germany officially canceling Oktoberfest for the first time since the second World War ended the September celebration typically draws more than six million visitors to Bavaria but it's not the first time a pandemic is stop the festivities cholera outbreaks empty the beer gardens in eighteen fifty four in eighteen seventy three in a moment some honest reporting on the pandemic it is possible you know me as a news guy but today I'm a science guy I've accumulated my share of aches and pains over the years which started my quest for a natural solution I found it in omega XL the stuff works and it has thirty years of research to prove it a mega excels a powerful natural anti inflammatory supplement that helps relieve joint and muscle pain there's nothing like it omega XL has health benefits way beyond joint comfort here's another reason I take omega XL research shows that it.
The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt
"Hey Don have you heard of the enormous bloom of Sarcasm Seaweed in the North Atlantic Shor Ghassem awesome in the Atlantic Ocean is nothing new Christopher Columbus discovered floating mats of Orgasm in the northwestern Atlantic and the fifteenth century these mats are an when important part of Atlantic ecosystem there hot spots of biodiversity hosting fish shrimp crabs birds turtles and dolphins yes but something is is changing since two thousand eleven. NASA satellite imagery shows that the annual bloom of sarcasm has gotten dramatically bigger in the summer of two thousand eighteen knots what's of sarcasm extended more than five thousand miles in a great Atlantic sarcasm belt from western Africa to the Caribbean this is the largest bloom of seaweed lead scientists have ever seen resist great shore dozen built causing harm yes it is wreaking ecological and economic havoc long coastlines in the tropical Michael Atlantic the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico vast quantities of the Seaweed Wash Ashore and wrought releasing foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide had gas while the usual patchy distribution of Sarcasm Matt's benefit sea creatures too much sarcasm especially in coastal areas makes it hard for for them to move and breathe when it dies and sinks at smothers coral and seagrass a though sal awful they're scientists know what caused the change a twenty nineteen study identified increased nutrient runoff due to deforestation and fertilizer use in the Amazon River Basin as one cause change in rainfall and the ocean circulation due to human caused global climate. Change is likely another show. This is just another facet of our growing environmental crisis. This moment of science comes from Indiana University. I'm Yale Cassandra dime don glass.
"western africa" Discussed on KGO 810
"And at this point people start looking at slaves because the slaves come from central western Africa. Where people have genetic mutations that make them more immune to malaria than any other people antigen there's several of them at one of them is a little known one called the Duffy negative antigen. And it is basically a slight change in the surface of the red blood cell that makes it harder for the little single payer type to get in and the result. There's a certain type of malaria. Simply doesn't exist in west Africa. Where ninety percent of the population is the Duffy negative antigen. There's another very famous mutation which is called sickle cell anemia, and sort of very crudely. Speaking makes you have immune to p- to another type of malaria and there anyway, there's numerous slight changes in the body that people in western in central Africa have evolved to combat malaria, and as a result in areas where there is a malaria they had a survival advantage. Did this come to them Charles? You have statistics that are stunning. British troops in west Africa, forty eight and sixty seven percent per annum death rate. Did it come to the Europeans that they couldn't live in southern climes? They kept sending people and they kept dying in huge numbers. Eventually did. But what happened is that people would come over here, and they would become they become a process, it was called seasoning. And that is that you would you would come to the Carolinas or or or Georgia, or what have you and you'll get sick for a year, sometimes even two years. And then if you arrive, then you would, you know, be seasoned and at various times between forty percent in two thirds of the county would drop dead within within years. So and the result was because communications are so poor very difficult for people one place to compare their experience with people in other places. But the result was that. People who were landowners and imported Africans tended to have better fortunes than people who imported Europeans and had them all die. So the result was to put like a thumb on the scale in nudge, slavery and striking thing is that between north and the south is the sip. Remind is the line where this kind of malaria gets right at the Mason Dixon line. In the same thing is true in Brazil, right at the southern border of Brazil, Brazil is a tremendous place -ociety Uruguay and Argentina was you're just south of it. We're not and again that's the limit of malaria malaria, call vivax, which doesn't kill you out rights. Very slow debilitating disease. It's spreads slowly and lasts a long time. It doesn't you don't you? Don't burn out the population. That's why everybody can sort of exist with it. Right. Exactly. It's what they call endemic. Meaning it just hangs around there. It's keeps the mosquitos. And so people can be sick for years upon years upon years with with this and the result is that in the worst malaria belt, which was not the United States, but in the Caribbean in places like north east South America in the Janas and also parts of Brazil, you simply had very very few Europeans who are willing to live there. And they set up these the great economist Simone calls them extractive states where you had Jane Eyre where Mr. Rochester lived in England, but had huge sugar farms in the Caribbean. Go to an extract of state of the city of extractive state next because.
"western africa" Discussed on In Defense of Plants Podcast
"And it's oftentimes like you said these deviations that may seem like peculiarities are one offs that that almost paints a more nuanced picture of any group because like you said you get to see kind of the underpinnings of what's going on there. So, you know, as you started to analyze these groups, especially in eastern and western Africa. What did you end up finding? I mean was there relationship there? And what kind of story can that tell about tropical rainforests on say, the continent of Africa? The first part of my PHD was enshrined understand how rainforest of western central Africa are linked to the East African rainforest. So as I said nowadays are completely separated by this arid one thousand to two white cargo, but millions of years ago, these rainforests in the hardcore didn't exist. They. Connected. And so there was one major hypothesis which suggested that during the UC's or about fifty million years ago. There was one African rainforest or rainforest which she ended from west Africa all the way to east Africa old across the Congo and then linked to climate change and she climate change the August in seen only go in boundary. There was a major global climate change that happened with a huge dip in temperatures, and our hypothesis was that must have fractured and African rainforests. And so we used our data to try and date using molecular dating approaches whereby us retail rate of DNA to today's specific events in Asian. We were able to show that indeed about fifty three million years ago. There is a vicarious event. I mean separation between East African plays in west African paid. And then we found we've been able to use these methods to try and find several events these viscounts events. And so this. African rainforest actually broke up several times. So there were several events of connection and then D connection and connection deacon action and this happened on multi-million year scales throughout the history of African for while. And again, just the thought that you can have these ideas that you know, maybe aren't unique to your fields in terms of where the biogeographical where the tropics would have occurred, and then to be able to use that genetic information in ground truth almost just to see that yet. Indeed, this lines up. That's that's a really interesting piece of detective work to bring to the table, and and again to couch this all in climate changes is really poignant nowadays. But I think during the time in especially some of that's researched the tropics in a big way, you know, this is something that kind of repeats itself time and time again is during that time period, the earth was going through a lot of changes, and you kind of see this pattern of rainforest contraction expansion contraction, but largely contraction over that time, correct. Obviously. Now, we're we're in more of a even though we're talking about global warming. We're still kind of in a cold phase. I mean during the team temperatures in employment were way more elevated than they are now, and we were more in in kind of very extreme greenhouse versus them. And that was a very important time for rainforest, which which thrived and South America Africa, southeast Asia. We've been have rainforest that were suggested to truant in London based on. So rainforests everywhere officers that you'll see golden age of tropical vegetation department stuff to deteriorate at global scales. But also around the lakes, and this started to lead to what you're talking about contraction of rainforest, but the important thing about rent farces that they've never disappeared. They've always survived in a very significant way ever since their potential origin train the hundred million on sixty minutes ago. In contrast to other vegetation types like in Europe or North America was stations. They were all White House. And there was a system of record is Asian rainforest of always being present on earth since the beginning. So that's a huge advantage in one of the nation's of why wrench are. So speaking divers right because you figure there's enough time for these so called natural experiments to occur in play out and diversify when things are. Zestful in some way, or another and I in thinking again going back to more of the plant level. Yes. You've got these weird. Morphological traits say in Annonay, see that help you distinguish different groups, and then you rebel to ground through some of this bigger biogeographical pictures, but on the flip side, are you able to then take these ideas of what was going on with climate in rainforest contraction in Rio expansion in connection.
"western africa" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio
"There's going to be enormous pressure on France in light of this opening of the already effort mentioned museum blacks relations in Senegal because the goal is going to be pressuring France to return all that moot that terrorists seize improperly and illicitly in legally from western Africa over the decades. You will see a similar cry emerged from other African nations. This put enormous pressure on France to disgorge itself of such belt, and this is taking place in the context of the president mccrone already being under pressure. As a result of these yellow that's protests, which do not seem to be ceasing anytime soon, and we should mention also that India plays a law. Charge economic role in Africa and India as well as the other bricks country of Brazil are both under the leadership of very right wing regimes. What does that say about the political coherence of the bricks Brazil's, South Africa, India, China and Russia, which are governed by very different kinds of leaders? Birth to say that sooner rather than later, certainly as long as you're both auto the recently and Audrey president of Brazil is an office that the bricks will transmute into the risks. That is to say it would not be wise for Russia, India, China, South Africa to be meeting in the same room with Mr. both narrow who is fundamentally an agent of Yankee imperialism a man. Has been characterized correctly as racist, sexist, homophobic. A man even before he took office sought to insult the Cuban doctors, thousands of whom have provided yeoman service and duty to precincts in Brazil that many doctors in Brazil will not visit and they of course, began to pack up. And interestingly enough, despite the fact that China is the major trading partner of Brazil, Mr. both narrow has indicated that he will also follow the Yankee line with regard to China. The only good news there is that it'll probably contribute to a crisis that may drive him from office prematurely. But before that happens, obviously, he's going to be reaching a lot of havoc not leasing clever eating when Yankee imperialism in terms of for the stabilization of Venezuela. Not. Dimension seeking to stabilize Cuba, perhaps even reaching into Mexico where the recent election of I'm low Lopez open door as been a breath of fresh air in the semi sphere, and certainly weaken expect and hope that Mexico will continue to extend a tough metality, which it has done even under the previous bankrupt regime..