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A highlight from Beanfield Simplifies Teams Phone Integration with Ribbon Connect for Operator Connect, Podcast
"This is Doug Greenan, I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller, and I'm very pleased to have with us today, Greg Zweig, who's the Senior Director, Solutions Marketing at Ribbon Communications. Greg, thank you for joining me today. Good to be back, Doug. Well, always a pleasure to get an update on Ribbon. It's one of those companies that I think, in a way, touches the work lives of many of our readers, whether people know it or not. It's like one of those companies, very, very famous and fabled firm, and many interesting things all the time. So last week, we ran a news development, a Microsoft -focused announcement with Beanfield, and we're going to talk about that in just a minute, but Greg, could you give us an update on what Ribbon Communications is today? Well, you know, Ribbon really serves a number of audiences. You know, fundamentally, we provide infrastructure for communications and IP and optical networks. You know, honestly, a lot of the things that we do are kind of behind the curtains, if you use the Wizard of Oz analogy, but you know, I would say, particularly in the enterprise space, people really know us for our security solutions, particularly the solutions around our session border controllers, and the fact that we enable a lot of the cloud -based solutions and secure those. So things like Teams, as we're going to talk about today, Zoom, Cisco, WebEx, and, you know, a whole myriad of traditional PBX and hosted solutions. Am I right in saying that, you know, Ribbon has, from the very beginning, taken a leadership role in terms of facilitating Teams? Yeah, actually, it goes, your memory is correct, actually, it goes all the way back to Microsoft OCS, where, you know, and for those of you who are less familiar with the Ribbon brand, Ribbon really was brought together with the merger of Sonos Networks and Genband, and then we added ECI Communications to the mix, and Edgewater Networks to the mix. So if you go back to Sonos and NET, it goes, it goes back, you know, pre -2010, in terms of that Microsoft engagement. So we've been on a more than 10 -year march towards the Teams world, right from the beginning, you were doing it before they were calling it Teams, before it caught on with everything. So where does this Beanfield announcement fit in, and first of all, what is it, and how does it fit in with that thrust of Ribbons? Well, it's kind of interesting, so, you know, Beanfield is a very focused service provider in Canada, they serve mainly big metropolitan areas, and they're focused, again, as I said, on business customers, and Operator Connect is something Microsoft announced several years ago, and the idea was that they were going to make a new way to integrate their Teams PSTN services with their cloud offers, and, you know, the traditional model had always been, you know, you put an SBC in the enterprise premises, and basically kind of like the old days where the traffic flowed down into the premises, and then the SBC would push it back up into the cloud, which kind of mimics the traditional way the dial tone showed up in your office. What Operator Connect is about is a very strategic change where instead of having dial tone go down to the enterprise premises, it all goes cloud to cloud, so there is no sort of last mile connection, and I think Microsoft looked sort of strategically where the world's going and said, hey, we don't, you know, we don't need to have this phone call go to Albuquerque, New Mexico, because in reality, there may be no telephony assets in the customer's Albuquerque office. Why don't we just have, why don't we just send it cloud to cloud and put some headers on there that tells people, hey, this is from the Albuquerque office of Company X, right, and Operator so Connect is really kind of a different way of thinking about enterprise telephony, and it basically enables the service provider to create a direct relationship with Microsoft, and the customer gets a lot of benefits out of that. They get a higher, you know, service level agreement from both the service provider and Microsoft, and they eliminate some of the kind of traditional challenges with putting more places and people in the mix and having challenges with figuring out what went wrong when there's an issue. So tell me a little bit more about Ribbon Connect for Operator Connect. Are there others deploying this? Yes, actually, you know, as Operator Connect today serves around between 60 and 70 service providers globally. If you look at the mix, it's primarily in North America and Western Europe, but it's slowly going worldwide, and that's because Microsoft has a very stringent set of requirements that service providers have to engage in in order to become Operator Connect certified. Microsoft reached out to us and a couple of other longtime partners last year to help them speed up this process. They have something called the Operator Connect Accelerator Partnership, and Ribbon is one of those partners, and basically what we do is we work with service providers to enable them to get connected into the Operator Connect environment more directly. I do think it's important for your reseller community to understand that this is different than the direct routing that many of them are familiar with, because it's a direct relationship between the carrier and Microsoft. So you know, while we're talking about this topic, can you explain to me what the difference is between direct routing and Operator Connect? Yeah, well, that's a super common question that comes up. And it comes up, and by the way, I would say for your reseller audience, it comes up a lot from end users, so I think they need to be prepared to answer this, and really the big difference is direct routing typically involves, at the simplest level, dial tone coming back down to the premises versus Operator Connect, where everything is cloud to cloud. And in some cases, customers may want to maintain or choose direct routing over Operator Connect because it allows them to do integration of legacy assets, so they may need to bridge together an existing PBX or contact center for a period of time, and so that's important to them. On the flip side, direct routing requires the use of PowerShell, which is kind of a rudimentary text -based administration toolset. A lot of customers would prefer, and even resellers would prefer not to use that. Operator Connect has a much simpler, you know, GUI -based administration. It works in combination with the Teams Administration Center, so there's kind of pluses and minuses. There's no right answer. If you, you know, put out your crystal ball, I would say long -term, you know, the vast majority of installs will probably go towards Operator Connect, but that's going to take a while, and there will be a lot of direct routing for the next few years. The relationship you've been describing with Microsoft, why does it matter? Well, it matters at a few different levels. One is because I think Microsoft does evolve their portfolio, and you need to have an understanding of what's coming next. I think it also matters because, you know, because we have this long history, you know, we're lucky enough to have our session border controllers actually in Microsoft's R &D labs, so when they're doing testing, they're actually testing their products against ours with every release cycle. So that's, I think, a very envious position for us, in that not only are we doing testing when they release products, but they're testing those release products with us from the get -go. So it's as close to the standard you can get. Yes, I believe that's the case. And then, you know, even when you do all that, things do come up, and having that relationship and having somebody pick up the phone and tell you, hey, we discovered a problem, or we have a customer who discovered a problem, you need to work on that. That's very important.
Fresh update on "western europe" discussed on The Big Take
"Ukraine in February 2023 in the United Nations, or if they had voted against condemning the invasion or abstained. And what we noticed is that the share of those new projects that was going to countries that did not condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, this share of new investment going to those countries has fallen very substantially. It was about 30 percent of investment all in the decade to 2019. By 2022, it was only 15 percent. And within those countries, there are two big losers. One is Russia. In 2022, they received no investment at all, no new investment at all. That means no investment from the US or Europe. But that also means no investment from China, for example, which is quite striking, I find. Another big loser, China. So in the decade 2019, China was receiving an average about 10 percent of all the flows of new investment in new projects. In 2022, less than 2 percent. So we really see the sort of decisions companies deciding they don't want to invest at the moment in those countries anymore. Sean, that apart just a little bit. Why did you focus in particular on this vote about Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Why was that such an important dividing line when looking at investment decisions about where to put factories? We know that Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine was the great geopolitical moment of the last couple of years. And so where countries position themselves on that, whether they choose to condemn the vote or just simply abstained, told you a lot about their thinking and were themselves positioning and their alliances, their geopolitical alliances. So there's that. To be clear, we're not saying in this that the only reason people are moving their factories is because of the war in Ukraine. There are other reasons why people are choosing to invest in the United in the United States or in Western Europe, including a whole surge in industrial policy and subsidies that that we've seen here in the United States in particular. We also know that China in 2021 and 22 was largely shut down because of a zero COVID policy that was putting off a lot of foreign States, foreign investors. But there is a clear divide at the same time that is happening in the world. world. And we see it in summits of leaders, we see it in different Policy areas in Washington, efforts to try and stop technological exports China, to for example, the export of semiconductors and semiconductor making equipment to China. So we know this broader geopolitical tensions are happening. We're just using this vote to kind of sort When we return more from this episode of the big take a daily podcast from Bloomberg and I heart radio, never miss an episode, subscribe on the I heart radio app, Apple podcast, Spotify, or anywhere you listen. I'm Wes Kosova, and this is Bloomberg. Missed your favorite Bloomberg radio show, Bloomberg Business Week, Masters in Business, Bloomberg Intelligence and more are also available as podcasts. Listen today on Apple, Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition of the tape podcast. A conversation with Kevin Tynan at Bloomberg Intelligence by expanding for Stellantis and GM and holding the line on Ford probably motivates competitors the
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"US and Western Europe. New York City officials are set to propose indoor air quality regulations. This had been in the works but has found new urgency after the heavy smoke and Canadian wildfires. In San Francisco I'm Ed Baxter this is Bloomberg and let's get you sports with Bloomberg's Dan Schwartzman. Well I know we're not supposed to root Dan we're journalists as it were or is but man I'm sorry to see this this was a dream run wasn't it and he was so close Ed to making it to the semifinals you're right the run dream at Wimbledon over for American Christopher Eubanks he gives up a two sets to one lead to third seeded Daniil Medvedev to lose a heartbreaker in five sets. Medvedev had to win a tiebreaker in that fourth set to move to a fifth set to then head to the semifinals. Also advancing is top seeded Carlos Alcaraz who defeats sixth seed Holger Rune in straight sets in the women's draw Ed two -seater Irina Sabalanca has no trouble beating Madison Keys in straight sets to head to the semis while six seed on Jabbour also advances after a three set win over third seed Elena Ribakina one of the newest members Boston of the Celtics Chris stops for zingas agreeing to two -year 60 million dollar contract extension giving the 27 year old three years in a guaranteed 96 million dollars total after porzingis had exercised his option for the option uh for the upcoming year the former All -Star was acquired by the Celtics a three -team deal that saw Marcus Smart head to Memphis major league baseball announcing that the Dodgers and Padres will play two regular season games to open next year in Seoul Korea on March 20th and 21st baseball's announcing that Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies will play two games late April in Mexico ESPN reports that Giants running back Saquon Barkley could miss week one on the regular season if he doesn't get a long -term contract from the team both sides have till Monday to finalize the dealer else Barkley's not eligible to be resigned till after the 2023 season the 26 year old has said he is considering sitting
James Lindsay: Marxist Tactics Exposed
"They know there's legitimate issues around civil rights and especially that there have been in the past So they hide in those things as radical splinter cells And then they erupt out these very intentional deliberate tactics But the key point of the lecture I gave the parliament in Europe was that when we look at western Marxism we have to look at Marxism as a system that attacks civilizations or societies And it's going to find where it can get in So in peasant societies like you had in Russia in 1917 and China like you had in 1949 it can get in through class It can work its way in through class division But in the west the marxists of the 20th century admitted it won't get in through class in America in Western Europe because we have class mobility If you work your ass off you can rise up in the structure as the marxists themselves said we see the capitalism allows people to build a better life that stabilizes the working class so they won't be a revolutionary class So they have to use the same motif but they put it in a different location So I said you don't want to think of it like with animals like with genus versus species The genus is cats in this case it's Marxism but if you think of genus as cats you got tigers you got lions you got house cats you got bobcats You got pumas They're all different kinds of cats but they're all still cats Here Marxism is one type of attack on a civilization One type of modality to take over sees control of the means of production and ruinous society And you've got class based Marxism which is classical Marxism You've got race based Marxism which is critical race theory You've got what's considered normal based Marxism and that's queer theory and the gender theory You've got based on men and women patriarchy or whatever you want to call it you got Marxist feminism It's the exact same attacks the exact same structure the exact same goals and the goal is actually just to seize power In whatever they want to do after they get power is what we're all going to get which looks a lot like eating bugs and living in pods
Why Doesn't Europe Have Stable Governments?
"Do you ever ask yourself you know when you see governments in European countries over the course of the last 250 years Seeing such unrest seeing such turmoil leaders coming and going Europe doesn't have a great track record even though they've been using the democratic process for about as long as we have Why don't they have stable governments Why do they go through so much turmoil Why did they allow fascism to rise Why were they at war with each other Why did they have tanks thrown across the borders Why do they need us to come in and save their butts a couple of times Even now still is when they have relative peace relative peace At least in Western Europe you still see these great huge pendulum swings of their governments Parliaments stuck together with these fragile coalitions of multiple parties that are usually at each other's throats but they just get together enough to form a government so they can elect a prime minister and then they're at each other's throats the next day And then you have one vote of no confidence you have one election go a certain way and suddenly you know you go from One type of system of government and philosophy to a radically different one Seemingly overnight
Liberty Is Not a Left Wing Value
"Hi, everybody. Dennis prager here in Florida free state of Florida every time I come to Florida. People ask me, how does it feel to live in California? It's like when people ask me in Western Europe when I would go through Eastern Europe, which I did regularly because I studied communist countries, they would say, what is it like? In East Germany, what is it like in Poland, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary? Why is it like? And so I get questions here in Florida. What is it like in California? They're honest questions that just as they were honest questions when I went to Western Europe and they found out that I just come from Eastern Europe. I'm smiling and laughing. It's a bitter laugh, obviously. Any state run by Democrats is less free than any state run by Republicans. It's just the way it is because liberty is not a left wing value.
"western europe" Discussed on Evangelism on SermonAudio
"In the public square, openly being practiced and normalized. Who in the Christian community has said, this is enough enough. We need to change throwing off this satanism. It's interesting even a couple days ago you could probably YouTube this or whatever. But Tucker Carlson called out Christian leaders, Tim Keller, others. Who are silent on many of these things that are going on in our nation. Soft man hard times at the door. He might disagree with me for a second. That's okay. But what about our own denomination? I say this as a spurring on ourselves to do the work of evangelism. When I came into this nomination 22 years ago, about 10,000 members. Today, 22 years later, about 10,000 members or so close. Where's the substantial growth? Why are we not running 15,000 members? That would be small, but that would be great. What about a 100,000 members? That would be huge, wouldn't it? The book of acts, a 100,000, could be expected, palm Barnabas were changing entire cities. Think about this area 22 years after Paul and Barnabas were dead. What was this region like? What we see from this region all the way into Western Europe, Europe was changed for the gospel historically speaking. And we're happy with ten people that show up for Sunday school, right? And that's not I'm not saying anything. I'm not trying to make that look bad. I'm glad it's ten people show up. We should have, but are we soft in our evangelism? There's a group of people in iconium who saw the gospel as such a threat that they were willing to use stones to kill peaceful missionaries. The Bible says, it's because they love the darkness and hated the light, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. And even though the city was turning against them, Paul and Barnabas stayed with the message and did not give up. Look at two through four, but the Jews were disbelieving stirred up minds of the gentiles embittered them against the brother and therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with the reliance upon the lord, who was testifying to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders done by their hands.
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Cheaper SE model. So volumes go up and then the price goes up. That's really a good news for Apple. Is it the same when other countries? It is, again, camera quality is important. But aside from camera quality, are there younger generations and other countries Apple fans? They aren't Apple fans, but one of the things that we don't have a quantification of it because this was our first survey in the U.S., we will try to replicate this in other geographies as well. And see how they shape up. But I would argue, for example, in South Korea, it's overwhelming Samsung. So that's not going to be the case for Apple. But I think UK and then Western Europe most likely is going to be an apple family. I would say more than anything else. Or do you think just kind of the suite of products is, you know, I think about the Apple I watched the AirPods, which by the way, I can not keep in my ear. They always fall out. So I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. But is that important to the young folks? It is the single most important thing for apple's growth story going forward. I mean, it is extremely important because once you get hooked into one product, I mean, you're going to buy more things. We saw that among this cohort of people, 62% of them had AirPods. That's a very big number. Frankly, I mean, compared to the overall cohort of about 47%. Now, what will happen down the road? And the way I model apple's financials is I look at the iPhone as the base. There are about 800 odd million, 825 million people or iPhones around the world. Then you have to see, well, what is the attach rate of the watch, which is currently under 20%? What is the attach rate of AirPods that's probably in the 30s at this point? So you have to guess that in ten years from now, or you have to model it out, what would that be? Apple watch, I think, is going to be a very interesting thing, especially if we get more health features in it, because I think that that number from 20% attach rate could go up to 50, 61 day, that would be part and parcel of what you do on a normal basis, because it's giving you so much more than just entertainment or takes messages. It is going to help you lead a much more healthier life. And I think that becomes a very big product for them down the road. Wrap it all together then, because they're early adopters, they like the stuff, they're going to stay in the ecosystem. But are they going to pay over a $1000 for a phone? Will they pay up a serious cash for an Apple watch? Yeah, I think that's what our service is saying, they like cameras far more than they like the price by a very big majority. So that tells me for a thousand bucks, I just can't imagine being 23 and being like, here's my thousand buck phone. My brain explodes. I agree with you, but Apple has shown that when it launches a product, it focuses more on margin than the market share. So one of the things you have to see and again, I see this in India all the time. Apple is an aspirational brand for a lot of young people. They start off with a hundred to $200 iPhone, a smartphone, which is most likely an Android. And over time, as they get more richer, they will pick this over any other brand. Well, see, that kind of goes to the story I wanted to get to on a rock. I'm going to talk emerging markets in Apple. Because there was a time a few years ago when one of the product launch cycles that they were going to bring out like a $300 phone and it was going to target emerging markets and they were calling out India as a greater opportunity. Is that still it? Do they still have a product line like that or no? Well, the iPhone SE, I believe, starts at three 29, but I have to check that. It's a very it's not it's relatively it's cheaper phone, but it does not cheap by any standard for the lower end market. I did a PC year and a half ago saying that if Apple
Lord Conrad Black Unpacks Jimmy Carter's Presidential Legacy
"Back with our regular guests, one of your favorite lord Conrad black a man who has written a veritable library of books, including works on FDR on Nixon on president Trump. As such, lord black, let me ask you, we have the news of just the last day or so that president Carter, age 98, I believe, has been admitted to hospice. He may not be long for this world as a presidential historian. How will the historians of the future look to his presidency? Look, I would always, I would almost like to be as positive, especially with a man who is now clearly in the extreme December of his days. And I think on the positive side, he did produce the Camp David agreement for which I thought he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize for that. I'm glad he got the Nobel Prize for peace eventually, but I thought he deserved it then. In 1978. But I think he I think he suffered from a form of indecision that compromised his. Effectiveness as a leader of the country. He tended this tendency to change direction. And we were going to deploy the neutron weapon and in Western Europe and then it was all agreed to. And then he changed his mind. And he was sending a strong naval squadron into the Indian Ocean and then it turned a 180°. We had an irrational fear of communism, and then after Afghanistan, he had learned a great deal, but communism. These are quotes. And when the energy crisis came upon us, he spoke of a malaise and appeared wearing a cardigan on television and advising people to turn the thermostats down. And he didn't I think he was a good man and a very intelligent man into this very slight degree I know. I know I'm a very interesting man and of course like all politicians are quite a charming person. But as a leader, I think he was not perceived as a strong leader and he was not particularly imaginative. He was studious and diligent and did his best and had his moments and was a good man. But I'm afraid he will not rank as an outstanding president. But
Interactive Brokers Launches Crypto Trading in Hong Kong
"Zach. You got our first story. What's up? Yeah, I do. Let's go to Hong Kong. We're going to talk about interactive brokers setting up a institutional offering over in Hong Kong. This is rolling out Bitcoin and eth trading to professional investors over in Hong Kong. And I think it really speaks to the shifting geographical landscape, especially in Asia where the mood around crypto is a little bit less dour than it is over here in North America. Obviously with these recent SEC actions, the mood in American crypto is a bit dark. That said, over in Hong Kong, we're seeing an institutional product roll out in addition to some other interesting developments relating to retail. So a couple of things to talk about, I think Hong Kong obviously has been maybe making a play for some of its former glory as a kind of one of the original Asian crypto capitals. Boss a little bit of that shine to Singapore. But even beyond that, you know, Korea, Japan, there's still a lot of excitement in those markets all over in the west, things are a bit bleak. So again, let's go to Hong Kong, talk about the situation there. Definitely a very important part of the crypto ecosystem. And it has been for quite a while. A lot of trading firms set up there. A lot of different legal entities running out of Hong Kong. Hasn't really been in the spotlight the last few years that a lot of eyes have been on the United States or Western Europe. That's where a lot of developers have been. That's where a lot of the action has been. Obviously, we are living in a new regulatory regime with crypto as well as Zach was just mentioning the SEC stuff. So I think people are going to start looking internationally and I think Hong Kong is a strong contender for where people might look towards because it has strong government that has clear rule of law and there's a lot of capital there,
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"With a massive COVID surge? As we talked about on this show, the other day that China's 5 balloon, the U.S. shot down is about the only China related story making headlines right now. But as China tries to contain the fallout from that incident overseas, at the same time, is trying to contain another problem at home, a wave of COVID cases that overwhelm the country. You may remember in December, Chinese citizens, protested in the streets against the government's strict COVID zero lockdowns, and soon after, president Xi Jinping relaxed the restrictions in China has begun to reopen. People are out and about again. But as feared, that's also meant a staggering spike in COVID cases throughout China. More than a billion people are believed to have been infected. And it's put an enormous strain on China's health system, which hasn't been able to keep up. My colleagues John Liu in Beijing and shouts about in Singapore join me now to talk about how China is coping with so many sick people all at once. If you walk through say cities in Western Europe or in the United States, when people kind of emerge from the darkest days of COVID, you saw so many shops, so many restaurants had not made it through and they were closed permanently. Are we seeing a similar thing in China's cities that people are coming out after three years and looking around and so many businesses that they once
The Post-Judeo-Christian West Is Dying...
"Know for sure is that the post judeo Christian west is dying. That of that I am certain. If that is not obvious to you, it is because you have not thought the issue through. There is no possible alternative. But the death of our civilization that has been made by that. I'm reading a book, it's called the weird people. You're not familiar with it, are you? I have no recollection as to who recommended the book to me. The author's thesis is that in the west, especially Western Europe, which would include the English speaking world Canada United States, New Zealand, Australia. And of course, the UK, but that's Northern Europe. A produced weird people. We are not in a negative sense, but in a different than the rest of the world since. An interesting example that he gives is, if you say to an American, let's say, fill in the rest of the sentence, I am. It's a very interesting, very interesting point that he makes. So if I were to fill it in, my sides from saying I'm Dennis prager, okay, obviously anyone would think their name. But putting your name aside. I am. So you might think to say I am an accountant, I am an avid sportsman, right? That's what you would fill in. But in the rest of the world, people are more likely to say, I am so and so's father. I am so and so's daughter. That interesting?
The Ukraine Tragedy With Col. Douglas MacGregor
"Us now is one of my favorite guests. He's a clear thinker and a realistic thinker when it comes to what is happening in Ukraine. It is colonel Douglas macgregor colonel. Welcome back to the program. Colonel, there's a lot of bluster and below the around this topic. I was recently speaking to a senator off the record. I'm not going to say who, and I was able to have a candid conversation on the condition of anonymity, but he said Charlie, we are so close to having the Ukrainians totally kick the Russians out of Ukraine. Is that right? I think the man is on hallucinogenics. I can't conceive of anything more inaccurate, but this is consistent with this utterly fictional narrative that comes out of Washington and London primarily. Ukrainians have taken horrendous losses, there's some evidence that when this illusion, the commander of Ukrainian forces met with secretary Austin and general milley, that he told them that Ukrainians had sustained 250,000 dead, including civilians and military, we know that they've lost a 147 150,000 plus did. There's no question. And the other thing that nobody seems to understand is that Ukraine is no longer a nation of 37.5 million as it was when the war began. More than 10 million Ukraine have left the country, all of the Ukrainians interviewed in Western Europe have said they will never go back. To that must be added the losses taken in the war. The fact that there were already 4 million 2 million Ukrainians working in Western Europe and the United Kingdom and there are now 4 million Russian speaking Ukrainian citizens living under Russian occupation where they feel obviously liberated from the Ukrainian oppressor.
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit suffers launch failure
"A problem developed during virgin orbitz attempt to launch the first satellites into orbit from Western Europe. Sir Richard Branson's virgin orbit company is calling it an anomaly that prevented it from reaching orbit and says it's evaluating the problem. The U.S. based company was using a modified jumbo jet named cosmic girl, which took off from Cornwall in England to release a rocket at 35,000 feet over the Atlantic to the south of Ireland, but about two hours after take off the company reported a problem. The rocket was supposed to take 9 small satellites into orbit, some for civil use and some for defense. UK officials had high hopes for the mission, virgin orbits previously completed for similar launches from California.
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On Bloomberg radio. I'm Ed Baxter. And I'm Denise Pellegrini. We talk a lot about inflation here on Bloomberg radio Denise. Yeah, we sure do it. And with good reason right now. And Nancy Davis, founder and CIO at quadratic capital management, calls recent bond market pricing and the inverted yield curve pretty extreme right now. It's the most inverted it's been since the late 80s. And I think the equity market really hasn't picked up yet to how dire the bond markets are pricing. And a lot of people, including Davis, are watching this closely to see how deep a recession the U.S. tips into. And of course, keeping an eye on the fed and signs of inflation. In a fresh sign, more inflation is coming, Nestlé's CEO says it's not done raising prices yet. And Mark Schneider tells Bloomberg's francine lacqua, it's just a tough situation all around right now. Look, this is a situation that no one wished for. And what we're trying to do here is protect our margins from some of the same pressures that every family fields. So we are seeing that huge upward pressure coming from energy. Some of the agricultural commodities and also transportation costs. And we're not even passing everything on because as we saw with our half year numbers, our close margin has also been reducing over the last year and a half. So in a sense, we are struggling to catch up and understandably these numbers get all the headline, but they're only partially recovering some of the additional cost pressures that we're seeing. But we're seeing different government support in terms of different countries in Europe. So are there countries where you worry more about consumer backlash because of increasing prices just because inflation is too high for them and their wages aren't following. So far, we've seen only very limited trading down. I think the big unknown especially for Western Europe for the fall and winter is energy insecurity and how hard that is going to be hitting households disposable income after energy cost. And that's the one where we are watching very closely and seeing how the forum winter will play out. I mean, when do you find out whether consumers are switching to white labels? If you look at the trajectory, again, of consumer spending of the cost of living crisis of energy prices of the winter months, where do you think, or when do you think peak consumer angst is? Well, when it comes to white labels, do keep in mind, we're not only offering premium brands. We have brands across a number of price points. And so when there is trading down, it doesn't mean we lose that consumer. We may be able to have a compelling offering at a different price point. We are also promoting more in terms of value pack and larger pax sizes with a white label you've seen a bit of a recovery because most of these private label brands have been suffering a lot during COVID times. Some of their supply chains weren't holding up as well as what the plan to go to manufacturers. So some of the recovery there was already ongoing. We now need to watch over the winter exactly how the situation unfolds. So, Mark, when you look at all the products that you offer all the categories, which category do you think is more resilient to price hikes? I think in general, those large key categories we have like coffee and pet gear tend to be very resilient. We know about from past crisis and also from other markets around the world. So clearly, there's a lot of legends here to these brands and two of these products and I think that bodes well under the circumstances. To protect your margins, or other things that you could do and increase, for example, making some of the packaging. The size is smaller, but the same price point. Has that been done? Will it be done? Well, a key part for us was to actually look internally and see where we can find efficiencies so that not all the pressures here that we saw on the gross margin arrive at the bottom line. And so a lot of internal cost savings have happened over the last year and a half. And then we also have undergone a very aggressive program which we call cut the tail to push the head. So this is lower rotation SKUs being phased out in favor of high rotation, more successful core SKUs. That helps to improve supply chain efficiency and the other thing is it really improves visibility of those core offerings. So it helps sales down the line. Mark, talk to me a little bit also about the outlook for wage inflation next year. So how much will that erode profitability? How much do you have to increase wages of your workers? That's a very important question. We're watching this very closely in most countries. Those negotiations for 23 will unfold over the winter and to do in the first quarter. So it's very hard as of this point to give a precise estimate every country, of course, has its own calendar, but this to me is a key item to watch out for, during the winter and beginning of 23. I don't think I know you talked a little bit about wage pressure and wage inflation, but overall when are you expecting inflation to peak? Does it get worse in 2023 overall inflation before settling down? So what we're clearly seeing is some of the inflationary pressures continuing. So this is not over yet and some of this will kind of go into 23. When exactly it's going to peak, I think a lot of it has to do, especially in Western Europe with the energy situation because that's a big driver of inflation. And also, of course, has a big impact on our cost position and our manufacturing distribution cost. So that's the big unknown, but some inflation will certainly continue into 23, even just because of the folio effects of the rises that we have seen in 22 so far. Mark, where'd you plan to position Seattle's best coffee? Is it going to be high premium with other brands? So to us, this is a very exciting brand that we got to know through our Starbucks global coffee alliance that we struck in 2018. It is positioned less premium compared to the original Starbucks brand. It's more of a mainstream mid range brand. Very trusted in particular in the United States, building, of course, on Seattle's reputation as
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And I'm Denise Pellegrini. We talk a lot about inflation here on Bloomberg radio Denise. Yeah, we sure do. And with good reason right now. And Nancy Davis, founder and CIO at quadratic capital management, calls recent bond market pricing and the inverted yield curve pretty extreme right now. It's the most inverted it's been since the late 80s. And I think the equity market really hasn't picked up yet to how dire the bond markets are pricing. And a lot of people, including Davis, are watching this closely to see how deep a recession the U.S. tips into. And of course, keeping an eye on the fed and signs of inflation. In a fresh sign, more inflation is coming, Nestlé's CEO says it's not done raising prices yet. And Mark Schneider tells Bloomberg's francine lacqua, it's just a tough situation all around right now. Look, this is a situation that no one wished for. And what we're trying to do here is protect our margins from some of the same pressures that every family fields. So we are seeing that huge upward pressure coming from energy. Some of the agricultural commodities and also transportation costs. And we're not even passing everything on because as we saw with our half year numbers, our close margin has also been reducing over the last year and a half. So in a sense, we are struggling to catch up. And understandably, these numbers get all the headline, but they're only partially recovering some of the additional cost pressures that we're seeing. But Mark, we're seeing different government support in terms of different countries in Europe. So are there countries where you worry more about consumer backlash because of increasing prices just because inflation is too high for them and their wages aren't following. So far, we've seen only very limited trading down. I think the big unknown, especially for Western Europe for the fall and winter is energy insecurity and how hard that is going to be hitting households disposable income after energy cost. And that's the one where we are watching very closely and seeing how the forum winter will play out. I mean, when do you find out whether consumers are switching to white labels? If you look at the trajectory, again, of consumer spending of the cost of living crisis of energy prices of the winter months, where do you think, or when do you think peak consumer angst is? Well, when it comes to white labels, do keep in mind, we're not only offering premium brands. We have brands across a number of price points. And so when there is trading down, it doesn't mean we lose that consumer. We may be able to have a compelling offering at a different price point. We are also promoting more in terms of value pack and larger pack sizes with a white label you've seen a bit of a recovery because most of these private label brands have been suffering a lot during COVID times. Some of their supply chains weren't holding up as well as what the plan to go to manufacturers. So some of the recovery there was already ongoing. We now need to watch over the winter exactly how the situation unfolds. So, Mark, when you look at all the products that you offer all the categories, which category do you think is more resilient to price hikes? I think in general, there was large key categories we have like coffee and pet gear tend to be very resilient. We know that from past crisis and also from other markets around the world. So clearly, there's a lot of legends here to these brands and to these products and I think that bodes well under the circumstances. To protect your margins, there are other things that you could do an increase, for example, making some of the packaging. The size is smaller, but the same price point. Has that been done? Will it be done? Well, a key part for us was to actually look internally and see where we can find efficiencies so that aren't all the pressures here that we saw on the growth margin arrive at the bottom line. And so a lot of internal cost savings have happened over the last year and a half. And then we also have undergone a very aggressive program which we call cut the tail to push the head. So this is lower rotation SKU is being phased out in favor of high rotation more successful core SKUs. That helps to improve supply chain efficiency and the other thing is it really improves visibility of those core offerings. So it helps sales down the line. Mark, talk to me a little bit also about the outlook for wage inflation next year. So how much will that erode profitability? How much do you have to increase wages of your workers? That's a very important question. We're watching this very closely in most countries. Those negotiations for 23 will unfold over the winter and to do in the first quarter. So it's very hard as of this point to give a precise estimate every country, of course, has its own calendar, but this to me is a key item to watch out for during the winter and beginning of 23. I don't think I know you talked a little bit about wage pressure and wage inflation, but overall when are you expecting inflation to peak? Does it get worse in 2023 overall inflation before settling down? So what we're clearly seeing is some of the inflationary pressures continuing. So this is not over yet and some of this will kind of go into 23. When exactly it's going to peak, I think a lot of that has to do, especially in Western Europe with the energy situation, because that's a big driver of inflation. And also, of course, has a big impact on our cost position. And our manufacturing and distribution cost. So that's the big unknown, but some inflation will certainly continue into 23, even just because of the full year effects of the rises that we have seen in 22 so far. Where do you plan to position Seattle's best coffee? Is it going to be high premium with other brands? So to us, this is a very exciting brand that we got to know through our Starbucks global coffee alliance that we struck in 2018. It is positioned less premium compared to the original Starbucks brand. It's more about mainstream mid range brand, very trusted in particular in the United States, building, of course, on Seattle's reputation
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Different context with respect to Ukraine. I'll ask it again. Whose side is time on right now? There was a time that was thought that it was on the Russian side. Is it still particularly if in fact Ukraine can hold out and hold some of the gains that they've had through the winter? Does Russia's bargaining position actually go down, particularly with respect to energy into Western Europe? Well, I actually think what the Russians are hoping to do is hang on to what they have. They believe that through a tough winter, the European unity may not hold. But I also don't believe that despite the reports we may be seeing in the media. I really don't think the Ukrainians are as strong as we might think they are. They're encounter offensives have slowed down possibly stalled. If Russia is serious about hanging on to that terrain, I think we'll see us back to the 2014 lines, the Minsk agreement lines and we find ourselves in a stalemate with both sides looking at each other and using a heck of a lot of artillery on a day to today basis. But I don't see the Ukrainians getting back to Maria poll and this notion that somehow they will take over Crimea again, I think it's fanciful. Mark, it's always good to talk to you because it's so very helpful. I really learned something every single time. That's Mark kimmitt. He's retired Brigadier general. Coming up, the S&P 500 or is erasing all gains since the stock sell off back in June. We're going to bring you the latest next as market space a sea of red. This is balance of power on Bloomberg television and on radio. Breaking news that completes your market day. Want to talk about the chip stocks because we did see them moving in a big way. And compelling stories that make your business week wasn't inflation dead just a few years ago. Arrow master. How much volume are you doing? Who's your typical investor? And Tim steno. I didn't know you before the pandemic. That's how
A COVID Surge in Western Europe Has U.S. Bracing for Another Wave
"Start. I saw Jim Jordan last night. Let's get that clip guys from Jim Jordan. I think he was on with Hannity. Promising that if and when the voters fire the Democrats from leadership in
"western europe" Discussed on Ironsharpener
"And fatty liver is a major issue in human health in the United States and in Western Europe and continues to be a big problem. And hopefully, we will develop appropriate treatments for this with fatty liver, of course, is the whole issue of nutrition, which we could spend many, many hours discussing. The role of nutrition in human health. The effect of various diets and human health are all important in understanding the human body. I would like to say, before I discuss that briefly, the importance of the whole organization organization of the human body, the human body is one of the more complicated organisms in the world. And like a business there are multiple layers of organization and hierarchy in the body. We have cells, the cells are involved in the production of the formation of tissues, the tissues are involved in organ structures, so different organs are made up of tissues which are made up of cells. So in order to understand this, one would want to know about the structure of the body. How do these different cells interact with each other? How do the tissues interact with each other and how does the organs interact with each other? And that's important in being able to take care of people and also people understanding their own health. And the role of nutrition in human health has been increasingly appreciated over the last number of years. Many patients will say, how come the doctor didn't discuss this with me? Well, I will say that over many years, the role of nutrition in the training of doctors has been poor. And many, many doctors really did not learn about nutritional issues. However, again, over the last decades, the role of the consumer and the public in general in wanting to know what to eat, what kind of foods are healthy, what kind of foods are not healthy, has been playing an important role in catalyzing the interest of the medical community, doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals in being able to further understand the role of nutrition in our health. And I am very happy about that. As I practice gastroenterology and did many, many procedures and took care of a lot of people. My interest in nutrition increased at I became increasingly fascinated by the foods that we eat, what foods may be good, what foods may not be good, and I recommend that the individual person look at their diet when they go to the supermarket, look at what they're buying, look at the ingredients of the food they're eating. And they ask themselves is this good for me and try to understand more about the kind of foods that are available and the impact of the food industry on what we eat. I think that's essential because the food industry should be held to task about the foods that it's preparing for individuals to eat. Most people eat based on what tastes good, but what tastes good may not be good for you. And it's important for an individual family, a child, a parent, lured to learn more about nutrition, because we are what we eat, and we have to understand that in terms of the way in which these nutritional substances play a role in our overall health. I'm not hearing you..
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"An energy supplies while the former yukos oil CO Michalis koski who is exiled says that Russia has moved now from an authoritarian regime to a totalitarian one He was speaking to Bloomberg's Anne Marie Jordan The Russian businessman as I say exiled also said that Western Europe's reliance on Russian oil and gas has been a huge mistake and green energy alone will not be enough I reiterate This is not the matter for today It is not the matter for stopping the war To stop the war you need to stop money flowing into Russia If we talk about energy security overall and Russia's energy capabilities we have to understand that Western Europe has made a huge mistake having totally re mortgage itself becoming totally dependent on Russian oil and gas and having forgone the alternative energy sources By alternative energy sources I mean nuclear energy and LNG liquefied gas First and foremost this was a huge mistake at the time and now something has to be done about it Green energy alone will not be sufficient for Western Europe As for Russia's ability to supply oil and gas to China they're quite limited because of transportation costs alone They're also limited because Russia is not on such good terms with China who is now a monopolist buyer for Russia's oil and gas That the latter would agree to pay the same price Russia gets today from the west The Kremlin regime stands a lot to lose from supplying gas and oil to China The global nature of the energy.
"western europe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Have to understand that Western Europe has made a huge mistake having totally re mortgage itself becoming totally dependent on Russian oil and gas and having forgone the alternative energy sources I mean nuclear energy and LNG liquefied chaos A green energy alone will not be sufficient for western ocean WTI crude right now trading up a 125 67 a barrel duck Well the European Union is discussing a plan to jointly issue bonds to finance energy and defense spending We are told this proposal could be on a massive scale and it may even be unveiled this week Earlier EU commission vice president Franz timmerman said the EU has no plans to sell joint debt to finance energy but later in an interview with Bloomberg timmerman said he expects leaders to discuss finances at upcoming meetings Putin tried for 20 years to create division in Europe to create division between the U.S. and Europe And he's failed completely We're more united than ever before And which also means that we don't have the luxury to say that some issues would be off the table We need to be able to confront everything and there should be no taboos also in terms of finances Now other than that said any move to allow the EU's executive committee to issue joint debt relief on behalf of member states that would require unanimous approval China's factory inflation continues to ease and February the PPI rising 8.8% last month from a year earlier That's down from 9.1% in January and it did beat economist estimates That said Bloomberg's James major tells us the outlook is deteriorating fast The government came out a few days ago I press conferences said you know there's nothing to worry about We have the energy prices on the control China has a lot of reserves and also obviously trying to produce this domestically a lot of energy especially coal But this is inevitably going to flow through to China Process for imports will rise Oil coal gas And that's why they're going to hurt consumers You have to pass it through to get students or it's going to have businesses inevitably have to pay at least somewhat higher prices Meanwhile China's consumer price growth unchanged at 9 tenths of 1% that's the same as economists were expecting All right we're at 33 past the hour Brian Curtis is in Los Angeles looking at market action well off the best levels here right Yeah we are off the best levels I'm not sure if it's well off We do have some solid rally still like the tye X in Taiwan is up 1.4% We're seeing the straights times index up about three quarters of a percent 1% in Sydney and three quarters of percent in Tokyo It's the Hong Kong market really that's pulled back a little bit down now about four tenths of 1% And the next thing tech index was up more than 1% and it's only up two tenths of a percent The China markets are flat ish with the Shanghai composite up a tenth of a percent and the CSI 300 down about a tenth of a percent But we have futures contracts up about 2% in Europe That's pretty impressive U.S. futures much less so but up about a third of a percent for S&P E minis And we've got bond yields dropping a little bit here It's a curious situation inflation risks are putting bonds kind of on the back foot and so we've kind of sputtered a little bit But at the moment the yield on the ten year at 1.84% that's about where we started today Yield on the two year at 1.59% Oil still strong WTI at one 26 O 6 barrel That's up nearly 2% and Brent is up over one 30 now a $130 And 81 cents We had a couple of bits of data You already covered the China inflation data earlier Japan's economy expanded it at a slower pace than was first estimated last quarter Still pretty good though 4.6% growth in the first three months through December And that's the period when COVID the omicron variant really hit and the government's initial estimate was for 5.4% on growth And the dollar pretty steady here this morning All right 35 minutes past the hour Paul Allen back to you All right thanks very much Brian Time now for a chick of global news.
Kurt Schlichter: People Think America Can Snap Its Finger & Act
"I mean I would love to build a strong stable democratic Afghanistan What kind of moron would no no let's have a chaotic I mean what kind of idiot says otherwise But that's not the question what I love and what I want The question is what's possible and what resources and capabilities and evidence we have that we can in fact do that and I think your point is correct that what would be the outcome if we were to send like you said the 82nd over there and marines over there as well and then naval forces over there as well What evidence do we have that this is going to lead to a beneficial outcome for the United States at this point And I think the evidence is candidly slim Look look with the forces we have in Europe right now even with a very minor increases we have I don't think we have the capability to stand up against 60 battalion tactical groups supported by fully integrated battlefield operating systems We did when I was over there in the Cold War we had two armored core They were designed to defeat a Russian attack on Western Europe We don't have that now People think that America can snap its fingers and make anything happen But the simple fact is we in many ways we've gutted our military and we've made essentially unserious institutions I don't know about our combat readiness but I will bet that every commander out there is making sure that his soldiers have had their trans awareness training Because that's what the commander checks Soldiers do what commanders check And combat readiness is not being checked So the fact that I'm not sure we have the capability in any kind of reasonable time frame to actually intervene there even needs to be one of the issues I think it is but if we were that had to be a house to be a
Rep. Brooks: Trump's Strategy Was Pressuring NATO Countries to Step Up
"But I'd like to talk to you about what's going on in Ukraine My first question for you you know I don't want to get into a Biden versus Trump thing specifically right now but I do want to get into a strategy conversation congressman president Trump was very unpredictable with the Russians You know he wiped out those Russian marks on the battlefield He had looked to expand magnitsky he had sanctioned the Nord stream to pipeline I made him very unpredictable of the predictable excuse me to Putin and Putin didn't really toy with him That all changed with the recent change in president This is causing a real problem here in an escalation on Putin's end Your thoughts on that Well Donald Trump was very forceful He had it right particularly with respect to NATO in which he demanded that our Western European allies contribute more to their own collective defense instead of relying so much on the United States of America for their defense President Trump caught a lot of flak for doing what he did But I don't think anybody would say he was wrong today to have done what he did And if Western Europe had done more than they'd be better positioned to be able to defend Europe from an invasion by Russia Who knows how far Putin wants to go Today the Ukraine yesterday it was Georgia before that it was while somewhere back in there It was the Crimea What's going to be next The Balkans And here I used to step up to the plate They can not continue to rely on the United States of America for their national security They have three times the population of Russia They have roughly ten times as much economic capability as Russia They should have the ability then the manpower and the money to put together a national defense that would scare the willies out of Russia and Putin but unfortunately there have been soft like sheep and you see the wolf taking advantage
Elise Jordan Pins Jon Finer on What Options Are Left, Short of War
"To John finer at least Jordan Also of the looks like the MSL they're sending out the backup team The tier two team the deputy principal deputy excuse me national security adviser on MS LSD today So they can lie to the 12 people who view that network Cut 11 go What are the existing measures short of war that are left for the administration to pursue given Russia and Putin's aggressiveness No I don't know who Elise Jordan is Sure she's another reprobate but that's actually a good question Go ahead So thanks Elise for that question Our response from the beginning has had a range of elements including more than $650 million in security assistance that we have provided to the Ukrainians over the last year so they can defend their 650 million They're spending trillions like it's nothing You're going to have 650 million of the course of a year to the Ukrainians to defend themselves I mean does anybody really think this is going to do a damn thing $650 million The teacher unions laugh at this Paltry go ahead It is also included significant movements of U.S. forces are from Western Europe into Eastern Europe and from the united Ukraine Removing forces from Western Europe to Eastern Europe into NATO countries that are on the border we crane He won't answer the question What are you doing what are you doing about Russia And it's aggressiveness with Ukraine Go ahead
"western europe" Discussed on The Drill Down
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Europe's Mind-Boggling Afghan Crime Wave
"Syrian refugees caused your ten percent of all sexual assault cases. Afghans whose numbers were comparable are responsible for stunning half of all the sexual assault cases in western europe. Welcome to your new neighbours. Everybody and if you don't want all of these afghans that have a higher propensity for sexual assault. You're a bigot. And by the way for media matters. That's watching this right now because got nothing better to do. just go. Look at this article. Cheryl bernard i worked with refugees for decades. Europe's afghan crimewave is mind. Boggling continues by saying it took a while for this pattern to be recognized because until recently western europe media deliberately refrained from identifying salems assailants refugee asylum status or his country of origin only one the correlation became so dramatic that itself was newsworthy to this policy. Change at that point. It became clear that the authorities had known about and for political reasons at deliberately covered large scale incidents of sexual assault by migrants. I could continue with more and more examples here. Washington post afghans. Flown to the united states later flagged for security concerns. The washington post continued by saying afghans cleared to come to the united states are vetted again. Once upon a rival some have been sent back to foreign stagey locations after being flagged for security concerns And just by the by the way we've brought in more afghans to the west than americans to the west invade the world invite the world but again don't notice they don't say what neighborhoods there specifically going to say. Oh they're coming to america. We have so much opportunity. While they're coming to wisconsin. We know that they're coming to philadelphia. Everyone is generous with their refugee resettlement until they come to your living room and rape your daughter. Just ask sweden. Germany asked france. Ask all of western europe that is now clamoring about what the afghans did and this article by cheryl's own. Admission was our right. And i'm going to say this number again. Afghans whose numbers are comparable to syrian refugees. A responsible for a half a stunning half of all sexual assault cases and that is in that is in western europe. Know the truth. Reject the one line stunting of discussion. Just because you're afraid to be calling a bigot racist and there's something else at play her.
Europe Flooding Toll Over 180 as Rescuers Dig Deeper
"The death toll from flooding in western Europe is mounting as rescue workers scrambled to clear debris left by now receding waters the toll has cost a hundred and eighty deaths with the majority coming from the home located off planetaria astronomy in neighboring north wind with stadia states Germany's most populous dozens were also confirmed dead including several firefighters there were also many casualties in Belgium well the rain has stopped in the west affected areas of Germany Belgium and the Netherlands storms and downpours have persisted in other parts of western and central Europe there was flooding on the German Czech border and in Germany southeastern corner as well as in neighboring Austria I'm Karen Thomas
Experts: Europe Floods Shows Need to Curb Emissions, Adapt
"Experts think this week's Europe floods showed the need to curb emissions and adapt better politicians under where the focus is how be shocked at the ferocity of the precipitation that caused flash flooding in western Europe scientists called yet say for sure whether climate change because of the flooding but they insist it's certainly exacerbates the extreme weather this being on show from the western U. S. and Canada to Siberia and to Europe's Rhine region one expert says buildings outdoor spaces and cities need to be made more resilient to climate change while an insurance expert says those that don't adopt will risk a greater loss of life and damage to property I'm Charles the last month
At least 110 killed in massive flooding in Europe
"About the fate of people still missing. Dozens of people are still missing after heavy rains in Western Europe have touched off flooding of those two countries as well as Luxembourg, the Netherlands and northern France. The surgeon general issues an advisory Today We live in a world where
Dozens Killed in Historic Europe Flooding
"Right now. Parts of western. Europe are dealing with devastating flooding. The heaviest rainfall in a century cost flash floods in germany belgium. Luxembourg and the netherlands and more heavy rain is expected in that region today. At least seventy people have died because of these floods so far and thirteen hundred more people are missing. In germany alone rivers have burst. their banks. Buildings have collapsed and entire towns and villages have been left underwater. Several thousands of people have had to evacuate but some didn't make it out in time so first responders police helicopters and hundreds of soldiers are working to help people who are stranded
"western europe" Discussed on AP News
"In some of our key staff. And one of the things that I want to talk about is the Enduring friendship. The chancellor has been so responsible for nailing down California lawmakers approved the first state funded guaranteed income plane in the U. S. $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it. Coronavirus infections in Britain hit another six month high, while the number of virus deaths was the highest since late March, The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year. This is a P news More than 50 people have died dozens missing as a result of heavy flooding in Germany and Belgium. Storms across parts of western Europe in recent days caused rivers and reservoirs to burst their banks, resulting in several flash floods overnight as rain soaked soil fell to absorb any more water. Authorities in the western German region, uh, voiced caution. Said eight deaths have been reported there in connection with the floods. Rescue operations were hampered by the fact that phone and Internet connections were down in parts of the county, which is southwest of Cologne. Authorities have declared an emergency in the region. I'm serious. Shockley Partygoers in Bangkok, looking for relief from renewed coronavirus restrictions got a slithering surprise when an 11 ft Long Python was spotted and one of the city's most popular green spaces,.
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"western europe" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"You were going to a different place that has a lot of air like what would be a safe place to, uh, say places that would be totally like a checklist form a place to avoid like maybe India would probably not be the best place to go right now. But In addition to that will be other recommendations to go. So that was just wondering. Well, you are in luck because we have seen on the show today. And Zane can tell you what he would recommend Zane. Yeah, well, Adrian, you know there's there's so many great places in the world to go. I'm kind of partial to the Caribbean. We just returned from Turks and Caicos from the beaches resort there. And if you have kids, it's magic. You know, a lot of sun. Ah, lot of nice Cool breeze 22 restaurants. I don't work for them. But, man, I feel like Wow, it was It was a week that our family desperately needed. There are countries in Western Europe to some of the great aspirational places. People want to go to Greece. If you've never walked up the hill to the Parthenon that sitting on the Acropolis that is something every person should do. Croatia is also opened up that there's there's certain what I want to say, though, is that work with Adrian called Travel Advisor. Trial advisers are keeping our are on top of all the complicating things that are happening that are happening with public health officials and other parts of the world. They know what if you need to buy extra insurance? They know if you need to get a covert tests, they know if you know how to get one coming back. Take a lot of the stress out of this. And if you go and talk to the crowd adviser, they're gonna They're gonna help you find the perfect vacation for you and your family. That's actually good advice this go round. I think. In the last number of years, people have moved away from using a travel advisor to help them plan a trip because they figured they could do it. But now there are so many different Little nuances to it. Like you said. Some countries need certain things. Others need other things. What are the requirements? What you should know about going there what they're doing for their safety precautions, So I think it's It's kind of helping this industry come back in a way and showing how important these jobs are right. It's always good to use a travel advisor. If you're going somewhere you haven't been before because they know where to go. What to eat. I mean, they're really sort of managing experience and taking the stress out of it for you. So I do think that you're right, Ernie that you know the complicating factors of traveling You know, as the post pandemic world emerges are going are significant and had a good quality travel advisor is going to help you navigate those and help you paddle around and try to figure out which promises that you see of all the millions of problems is that there are online which, once you can believe If I am I right to say that you recently one of your teenagers to Disney world is that accurate? We did? Yes. We went over. We travel a lot, Ernie. So you know, I can pull out the slide show and you guys will get forward. Yes, we went there over the holidays over the all day break in December Christmas break. We stood in line with everyone to go on Space Mountain six ft Apart and it and the lines wound around for you know, around outside the rides, but again put our masks on. We just want to enjoy a couple of days. They're both Universal studios and And a Disney. It was It was great. Did it seem different? Were they doing the precautions and stuff did that did that change the impact of the experience? Well, I thought there was I thought they said always gonna be capacity constraints. So you know, we're gonna be able to get all the rise. You want well, that that wasn't quite the case that they had. There were plenty of people alongside the Kirby family at Disney World. This Christmas, But it was a great time and again felt safe. And as we moved indoors to some of the events, everyone's wearing a mask, and we just enjoyed the enjoyed the time. There are numbers. 88848696778884 Town Square. Kathleen's on the line, Kathleen, What's your Question? I, um, I have a brother. He's unable to get the vaccine because he had billion beret in the past, and I was wondering, um, how safe it is for us to visit him this summer. I have had to that scene, but I'm also a teacher, so I'm around kids and have not had the vaccine. Okay, Let's find out what our doctor things, Dr Dasha. Right. Well, um, I won't. I won't, uh, Sort of given opinion on the I'm GM beret. I want me to say that, um does because of the way that these vaccines were fade. They don't tend to induce the same type of Immune response that has classically people of GM beret, so I think they're still possibilities for family members who have a history of autoimmune conditions like that. But I would also say that your concerns are actually having very good thinking through it. I think in a really, really good way. You know, kids. Right now are still not eligible for vaccines, and that's that's a big challenge for us because they're as we're seeing in the in the prevalence data from the U. S. Azzam or adults are getting vaccinated. Some of the burden of the new infections are shifting to kids s. Oh, uh, that's that's posing a big big challenge for controlling it, because right now we still don't have a vaccine available for kids and kids are still susceptible to getting the infection. Some of the Long term consequences that come with Kogan infection. Um, so I would say this is about about risk on as in an open discussion with with between you and your family members. Generally tend to think that if if you're going TOC DC, would say that vaccinated people mixing with vaccinated people is the safest thing that that can be done. Um Now vaccinated people mixing with a mix of Vaccinated and unvaccinated people. It's a little bit a little bit more murky and gray and this is where kind of the CDC guidance gets a little bit. Um you know, they they start Starts getting a little bit more more defined. Um, the In general. If if you are going to plan to see you know, a family member who's not being vaccinated, I would recommend generally it's recommended for to do a you know, to do some period of a quarantine before you go. This is to be utterly safe. No, I wouldn't go right after school's out and give it a couple weeks to make sure that you haven't been exposed. You have no symptoms. Um, and so if you are, uh if you're gonna be ultimately cautious, you might want to get a test before you go. On Ben while you're there mask up when you're together on, But I think we should be able to do those sort of things safely. We're gonna take. You have to cut you right there. We're gonna take a quick break right here. We'll be back with the doctor and our travel expert and more of your calls and questions right after this. Louisiana is among the states.
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