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WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 5 d ago

WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable

"According to the latest weekly pandemic report released by the World Health Organization the number of coronavirus deaths has fallen by 9% in the last week while new cases remain relatively stable The UN health agency says there were more than 14,000 COVID-19 deaths in the last week and nearly 7 million new infections for western Pacific reported a 30% jump in cases while Africa reported a 46% drop as has the Americas in the Middle East WHO says new deaths rose in the Middle East were dropping significantly in Africa and less so in Europe and the Americas he'd however cautions is assessment of COVID-19 trends remains compromised by countries dropping many efforts and relaxing pandemic controls Charles De Ledesma London

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"western pacific" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:13 min | Last month

"western pacific" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Federal jury has convicted more officers in the largest corruption case in the history of the navy. Steve Walsh with member station K PBS in San Diego reports. Four former naval officers were convicted for their role in helping Malaysian contractor Leonard Francis defraud the government out of at least $35 million. Rachel van landing him is a former air force officer who teaches at southwestern law in LA. That's what this case is really about is how easily navy souls were sold. Maybe honor were sold for prostitutes for lavish dinners for money over American interests. After deliberating for nearly two weeks the jury deadlocked on whether to convict the 5th officer on trial, like the others, retired rear admiral Bruce loveless was charged with accepting bribes and conspiracy. Loveless is among the highest ranking officers to be caught up in the wide ranging corruption probe, which lasted nearly a decade. The military has been the last fashion of our heroes. Oh, they took a couple gifts. Oh, it's just boys being boys. And in fact, that's part of the insidious nature of the crimes that we're ongoing here. They became almost normalized. This is just the way we do business in this part of the world. It's all okay. A generation of officers who served in the Pacific came under scrutiny after Francis was arrested in San Diego in 2013. Loveless was this second admiral charged. Rear admiral Robert gilboa became the first sitting admiral to ever be charged in federal court. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2018. No decision in one high profile case doesn't take away from the enormity of the scandal van landingham says. They were willing to trade away classified information trade away proprietary information that enabled a foreign contractor to defraud the U.S. government. How can we trust those in the navy? How can we trust that our national security is actually appropriately being looked after? The man dubbed fat Leonard because of his size pleaded guilty in 2015 to bribing U.S. Navy officers to help steer ships to his ports in the western Pacific, where he routinely overcharged the navy. With Wednesday's verdicts, a total of 33 current and former navy officials have been found guilty or pleaded guilty in what's seen as the largest scandal

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"western pacific" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:14 min | 2 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"West Coast Congressman garamendi how tight is that situation now trying to find drivers trying to move goods once they get to the port Well dusty hit part of this And that is if you have agricultural exports that are waiting to be shipped you now have congestion at the dock The more of those containers that get on the ship and go back to Asia less congestion that will be on the dock The other piece of this issue is that there's a very powerful economic incentive for the ocean shippers to get that empty container back to the western Pacific back to China Japan wherever Because they are able to get perhaps ten times more payment from the China exporter than they would get from the American export of that empty container can be turned around very very quickly In China But if it's full of American exports it would probably take two or three weeks or maybe even a month before the empty containers ready to be put back on the ship That's very helpful information Lastly congressman Johnson your thought on that as we heard the reaction from the world shipping council at America needs to make the same commitment to invest in its land side logistics infrastructure What do we need to do on our end Well yes the ports are not the only problem We're 80,000 truck drivers short in this country There's a lot we can do there And just recently it's gotten harder to get a CDL And I think we probably want to make sure we're rightsizing that safety and regulatory regime And we also have a lot of young drivers I mean people who have driven tanks for Uncle Sam they can drive up and down the coast to California all week long but they can't go from California to Arizona until they're 21 There's a pilot project that is going to make it easier for some younger drivers That's right Would you guys both collaborate on a trucker's Bill a driver's Bill Well listen if it's going to move the ball forward yeah I mean that's the kind of thing that I think you're going to see team here of Indian team just work together on because this is not a one off We want to.

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WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline

"Global deaths from the coronavirus are back on the rise In its latest weekly assessment the World Health Organization says 8700 people buy globally last week from COVID-19 a 4% increase coming after 5 weeks of declines The largest jump in deaths were centered in the Americas and the western Pacific coronavirus infection cases in general continued to fall with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week but large regional spikes of infection were seen in the Middle East and Southeast Asia The organization says the figures are likely an undercount because so many countries have reduced testing and surveillance hosting a meeting of the COVID-19 global action plan in Washington U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned health officials about relaxing their guard as the detailed plans to send additional pediatric vaccines to nations like Nepal and Mongolia I'm Jennifer King

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WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

"The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths continue to fall globally even as new variants emerge that may evade immunity from vaccines and prior infection I'm Ben Thomas with the look The UN health agency says there were more than 3.7 million new COVID-19 infections around the world last week and 9000 deaths from the virus But those represented drops 3% and 11% respectively New COVID-19 cases rose in only two regions the Americas and the western Pacific COVID-19 deaths increased by 30% in the Middle East but were stable or decreased everywhere else China meanwhile is vowing to stick to a zero COVID policy despite the WHO's description of that policy that's unsustainable Given the infectious nature of omicron and its sub variants I'm Ben Thomas

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WHO: COVID cases and deaths fall for 3rd consecutive week

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 4 months ago

WHO: COVID cases and deaths fall for 3rd consecutive week

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"western pacific" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:15 min | 5 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on WTOP

"Park is also 49° Here in friendship heights it's 46 It's 8 41 now We are following breaking news this morning Moderna says it's COVID vaccine works in babies toddlers and preschoolers In a study involving nearly 7000 youngsters data showed two low dose versions of the vaccine provided the same level of protection as regular strength shots did for young adults Moderna plans to ask regulators for approval soon and shouts could be available by summertime Meantime the World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases globally increased by 7% in the last week driven by rising infections in the western Pacific However COVID deaths declined by 23% confirmed cases of the virus had been falling steadily worldwide since January but they rose again last week due to the more infectious omicron variant and the suspension of COVID-19 protocols in numerous countries the WHO cautioned that with many countries dropping widespread testing programs many infections are likely being missed in new case numbers should be interpreted cautiously Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has tested positive for COVID-19 On social media she says she's feeling fine and only has mild cold symptoms She also says former president Clinton tested negative and these quarantining until their household is fully cleared Paintball and pellet guns are not lethal weapons However they can be dangerous and those weapons were used in four separate drive by shootings in less than a week in Arlington county It was Friday night when four people walking on south aads near 15th street were struck by paintballs in two attacks about 90 minutes apart A parked car in a business were also hit Now Arlington county police have added to their investigation two shootings from pellet guns from passing vehicles The pallet gun attacks happened last Wednesday on southeast a 12th and Monday evening on Washington boulevard at north highland Police don't know the reason for the attacks but they may be linked to challenges made on social media Particularly on WTO P news Coming up on WTO what it's hope you'll learn from an exhibit called in freedom's name I'm Christy king.

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"western pacific" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:36 min | 5 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on WTOP

"In Washington we were heading into the 70s At 1240 breaking this afternoon a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan today triggering a tsunami advisory there That region is part of northern Japan that was devastating devastated by a deadly quake and tsunami 11 years ago that also caused nuclear plant meltdowns Today's quake came only days after the area marked the 11th anniversary of that disaster in March of 2011 Japan's meteorological agency says the quake struck 60 kilometers below the sea We're keeping a close eye on the latest COVID surge overseas the World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 17% of the last week but the number of COVID infections rose for the first time in three weeks The WHO says there were more than 11 million new COVID infections last week That's about 8% increase The biggest increase in cases has been seen in the western Pacific and in Africa So what's happening here in the U.S. Here's CBS correspondent Nikki batiste Just as Americans start taking off their masks and omicron sub variant BA two is spreading across the United States VA two is about 30% more transmissible than omicron and now makes up nearly a quarter of new infections among Americans But it does not appear to be more severe and so far U.S. daily cases and hospitalizations continue to drop while deaths plateau In the UK cases were up about 52% in the last week and hospitalizations were up 18% The omicron variant is highest in the northeastern part of the U.S. and that region spanning New York and New Jersey about 39% of circulating viruses are BA two A group of Republican lawmakers is filed suit against the CDC It's an effort to end the federal mask mandate on commercial flights and an airport Virginia congressman bob good among the 17 GOP members who say it restricts their freedom The members who earn a $174,000 a year also say the cost of purchasing purchasing masks is causing them ongoing financial harm The CDC extended the air travel mandate last week to April 18th It had been set to expire March 18 If you're looking for something to do over the weekend there is an interactive wildlife exhibit that's coming to our area Our mission.

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WHO: New COVID deaths fell 17% last week, but cases rising

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 5 months ago

WHO: New COVID deaths fell 17% last week, but cases rising

"The United Nations health agency says there has been an increase in the number of coronavirus cases around the world but the number of deaths is declining the World Health Organization says the number of corona virus deaths worldwide is dropped by seventeen percent in the last week to forty three thousand but the number of new infections has increased about eight percent to eleven million around the world the largest increase in cases comes in the western Pacific and Africa but there has been a twenty percent decline in Colby cases in the Middle East Southeast Asia and the Americas I'm Jackie Quinn

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COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to drop globally, WHO says

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00:43 sec | 5 months ago

COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to drop globally, WHO says

"The World Health Organization says the numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths continue to drop around the world in its latest report on the pandemic the World Health Organization says there's been a five percent decrease globally in the number of new covert infections deaths are down eight percent continuing a two week trend only the western Pacific saw an increase forty six percent in Hong Kong there have been one hundred fifty deaths per day the highest rate recorded in any region there and I'm a client search has overwhelmed the city prompting mass quarantines and overflowing morgues I'm Jackie Quinn

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"western pacific" Discussed on Asian American History 101

Asian American History 101

03:25 min | 6 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on Asian American History 101

"North America's first transcontinental railroad was built between 1863 and 1869, and it was 1911 miles of continuous railroad line that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network with the Pacific Coast. The route built in those years went from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to the Oakland long wharf on San Francisco Bay. It was constructed by three railroad companies, the western Pacific, the central Pacific, and the Union Pacific. The two railroad companies that get the most attention are the central Pacific that built the 690 miles of rail line from Sacramento to promontory summit in the Utah territory, and the Union Pacific that built the 1085 miles from Council Bluffs and Omaha Nebraska to promontory summit. The building of the coast to coast railroad line is what helped populate the west by making it easier for people and supplies to be transported. The transcontinental railroad was a dream of the country and the railroad companies, and it was actually financed by the U.S. government. State governments and the companies themselves. All three sold bonds to raise the funds. Fun fact, the U.S. government paid per mile of railroad line laid, but the amount varied depending on whether it was laid on flat ground, foothills or mountains..

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"western pacific" Discussed on After The Fact

After The Fact

06:57 min | 6 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on After The Fact

"The net result is that those islands are likely to wash away. And that, of course, is the most vivid answer to why should those of us on the shoreline care. As root as that question might sound, it's sort of like, well, the world is changing, what's the impact on me? It seems if you're in an island nation or living on a seacoast, the effects are going to be pretty obvious pretty soon. In the western Pacific, highland nations there like Tuvalu have experienced sea level rise of something like a half inch per year in the last couple of decades, which is extraordinary. For the last 7000 years, sea levels have been more or less constant. And we've grown used to that constancy. That reliability of the ocean. But now it's no longer there, you know, in most places, sea levels are rising at the rate of a few millimeters a year, but in the western Pacific due to the local oceanography they're rising much faster. Another phrase we were increasingly hearing is blue carbon. What is blue carbon? Blue carbon is really simply defined. It's carbon, which is in the ocean. And carbon, as we know, is a key part of the global climate change problem. The addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is causing the world to warm. The oceans carbon stores have not been well studied or well appreciated until recently. It's only about 15 years ago that the word blue carbon came into existence and that was in the context of coastal wetland habitats like mangroves and salt marshes and seagrass bands. And we discovered that just like swamps on land, they store a lot of carbon in the root systems underneath. And so they were coined as blue carbon habitats. But that's not the only place where you find a lot of carbon in the sea and one thing that I'm now doing is leading up a team of scientists to study the amount of carbon that is locked away in continental shelf habitats. So just offshore, the continental shelves are areas that go up to about 600 feet deep and those shelves have thick sediments on them within that mud. There is a lot of carbon. We don't know exactly how much we don't know where it is. We don't know how vulnerable it is to human disturbance. We suspect that activities like bottom trawling and dredging, where nets and dredges are dragged along the seabed is releasing some of that carbon back into the ocean and potentially into the atmosphere as well. Bottom trawling and dredging destroys the animals that are busily transferring this carbon from the water to the sediment. Marine life is incredibly important. Those animals are filter feeding, they're extracting carbon from the water they're burying it in the mud. Without those animals, the ability of the seabed to take up carbon may well be impaired. The reason that I'm so interested in the in the seabed like this is because it covers 38 times more of the ocean than these wetland habitats that fringe the edge of the coastline. And so potentially this could be a game changer in efforts to slow the rate of climate change at a global scale. You are not just sounding an alarm here, but offering you and the rest of the scientific community have ideas of how to make things better. One of the things we're hearing more and more about is this notion of 30 by 30. Could you explain what that is and how it could work? For more than a century, we've been trying to protect nature from us. We've been creating protected areas such as in the Serengeti in Africa and in the ocean latterly. We've been establishing protected areas. But that hasn't slowed the rate of biodiversity loss. In fact, the rate of losses increased and our model is wrong and our targets are too unambitious. At the science that we've done, which was funded in part by the pew charitable trust says that we need to be protecting at least 30% of the planet's surface by the year 2030 and probably quite a lot more if we're going to keep the earth habitable and promote human well-being long into the future. These needed protections you're describing to reach 30% of the ocean by 2030. A really about the need for more marine protected areas. How big must they be and what kind of constraints are restrictions, make them effective? I think how big they need to be depends on where you are and what your opportunities are like. There's a truism in ocean conservation that a marine protected area won't work unless it has the support of the people who live in and around it. And that's absolutely right. Indigenous peoples in particular have a great knowledge and understanding of the environment that can help us to live in greater harmony with the world. We need to preserve their cultures, their rights, and the resources that they depend on. And I think the best way to do that is through getting a good balance between people and nature. What we learn from protected areas is that by protecting an area of C from exploitation and harm the populations inside it build up the animals there live longer. They grow larger. Big animals produce far more offspring than small animals do. And those benefits spill over from the protected areas into the surrounding seas where they can contribute to replenishing the stocks that people who fish depend on. You know, we're a long way ahead of where we were when I started my career and I began to study marine protected areas in the 1990s and so even though progress is perhaps not fast enough, progress is being made. It's a work of generations for us to put in place the framework and the tools needed to safeguard our planet. There's plenty of Pew Research Center polling showing that the Gen Z millennial generations are far more engaged with climate change and worries about climate change. Any advice for younger generations I think you could say it in a sentence action is the antidote to despair. And I don't despair about the way the world is going to be in the future because there are many, many ways that you can contribute to making it a better world. And to.

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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 7 months ago

WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

"The the the the top top top top director director director director of of of of the the the the World World World World Health Health Health Health Organization Organization Organization Organization in in in in the the the the western western western western Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific has has has has been been been been accused accused accused accused of of of of unethical unethical unethical unethical and and and and abusive abusive abusive abusive behavior behavior behavior behavior by by by by many many many many comments comments comments comments and and and and former former former former staff staff staff staff the the the the allegations allegations allegations allegations against against against against Dr Dr Dr Dr Takeshi Takeshi Takeshi Takeshi Kasai Kasai Kasai Kasai come come come come from from from from an an an an internal internal internal internal complaint complaint complaint complaint and and and and a a a a recent recent recent recent email email email email authored authored authored authored by by by by a a a a thirty thirty thirty thirty stuff stuff stuff stuff as as as as the the the the internal internal internal internal complaints complaints complaints complaints in in in in the the the the email email email email described described described described toxic toxic toxic toxic atmosphere atmosphere atmosphere atmosphere with with with with the the the the culture culture culture culture of of of of systemic systemic systemic systemic bullying bullying bullying bullying of of of of public public public public ridiculing ridiculing ridiculing ridiculing at at at at WHA's WHA's WHA's WHA's western western western western Pacific Pacific Pacific Pacific headquarters headquarters headquarters headquarters in in in in Manila Manila Manila Manila they they they they believe believe believe believe over over over over fifty fifty fifty fifty stuff stuff stuff stuff has has has has resigned resigned resigned resigned because because because because of of of of calf calf calf calf I I I I am am am am whenever whenever whenever whenever replaced replaced replaced replaced leading leading leading leading to to to to a a a a mismanagement mismanagement mismanagement mismanagement of of of of the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic which which which which led led led led to to to to a a a a surge surge surge surge in in in in cases cases cases cases I'm I'm I'm I'm Karen Karen Karen Karen Thomas Thomas Thomas Thomas

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"western pacific" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

Veterans Chronicles

03:08 min | 8 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles

"1973, I was commissioned in February and then went on to intelligence training and lower Air Force Base. And that's where my future wife so the old story of the navy wanted you to have a wife. They would have issued you one. Well, they did. So I joined a tax squad in one 15. It was an a 6 intruder squadron. They were based on the midway with air wing 5. And the ship had just been sent over to Japan. So I missed the trans pack, but I joined the ship after some training and would be island. On the air intelligence trade joined the ship there for first aunt sea. And I was on the midway from 73 to 76. Let's back up just a tad. Why did you choose the navy? Was it to become a flight officer? Yes. Between the air force and the navy, the air force, if you're not a pilot, you're don't have the same status. But in the navy, the non pilot aviation specialties were consolidated into naval flight officers. And they had the opportunities to command squadrons in higher command. So in terms of a culture for the military, navy offered more opportunities because they had 2025 vision in my left eye. So I couldn't make it as a pilot. But I was going to be an able flight officer until they found out I had an abnormal brainwave. So that's how I got into intelligence. So on board the midway off the coast of Japan at this point, the accords are in effect. But obviously chaos and things are devolving in Vietnam at this point. Well, this was 1973, so they had signed the peace accords, and we had gotten our POWs back. But we went into the gulf of tonkin, the tonkin gulf yacht club had gone by that point. But we went in and rattled our sabers and the North Vietnamese ignored us. So we came back in 75 to pick up the pieces. On the way here I stopped at the American history museum and reviewed a lot of the clips they had from the Vietnam era. A lot of it brought back memories. We operated in the western Pacific. It was called the overseas family residents program, and that was true. Our families did reside overseas, but we were at seam as much as any other carrier, even though our home port was ecosystem in Japan. So during that time, got to go to the Indian Ocean, hit all the garden spots in the western Pacific Singapore.

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"western pacific" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:34 min | 10 months ago

"western pacific" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"That much higher at all especially for a year and a half out I think that what catches my attention the most is just this continued melt up that we were just talking about moments ago But also bonds you know it's interesting because last week in the week before that you had this huge rally in bonds which of course means yields went down So the ten year yield back below 1.5% that's certainly at least in my view one of the reasons that we have stocks going higher It's just the just right bond yield I mean historically still super low but it's not at the 2% that could cause some kind of real problem for stocks But lower yields good for valuation especially good for growth stocks And then on the other side you also have the cyclicals doing really well because that infrastructure Bill pass so you have the materials and you have the industrial side It's a just right day in so many ways Yeah a lot going on Abigail great to have you on the program Thanks so much for joining us Abigail do little they are talking to us about the stock market Let's get over right now to John Tucker He's got your world national news John All right man thanks a lot More Americans and Europeans could be taking to the skies today the U.S. opening up travel for other countries We get more from Bloomberg's ready to young Travelers to the U.S. are now back in the air The U.S. is lifting restrictions for more than 30 countries allowing fully vaccinated travelers to fly from places like Europe China and India But after more than 600 days of being shut out of the country a few things are different for international travelers Documentation required at the airport now includes a proof of approved vaccination against COVID-19 Ra need a young Bloomberg radio White House cheer over the passage of the infrastructure Bill maybe short lived as President Biden struggles to pass his bigger spending package a House vote was delayed until lawmakers reconvene and the congressional budget office gives a cost analysis Clear pictures may begin to emerge of some of the 8 young people who died when fans at a Travis Scott concert in Houston suddenly surged toward the stage a spokeswoman for a Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's office as their identities are expected to be made public today They ranged in ages from 14 to 27 Satellite imagery shows the Chinese military is using mock ups of a U.S. aircraft carrier at a weapons testing range Satellite images depict targets in the shape of a carrier and two arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers Both types are vessels deployed by the U.S. 7th fleet which patrols the western Pacific including the waters around Taiwan Global news 24 hours a day on air Anna Bloomberg quick take power.

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WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 10 months ago

WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

"The World Health Organization says the only region seeing a rise in covert nineteen cases right now is Europe I'm Ben Thomas with the latest the W. H. O. says Europe saw a seven percent rise in new coronavirus cases last week the third week in a row that cases of jump there WHO's has more than half of European countries reported a rise in infections with Britain Russia and Turkey accounting for the most globally the U. S. reported the biggest number more than five hundred and eighty thousand cases but that still represented an eleven percent decline the biggest drops in covered nineteen cases were seen in Africa and the western Pacific were infections fell by eighteen and sixteen percent respectively the number of deaths in Africa also declined by about a quarter despite the dire shortage of vaccines there I'm Ben Thomas

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UN reports 10% global drop in new virus cases

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 11 months ago

UN reports 10% global drop in new virus cases

"The United Nations estimates there has been a ten percent drop in new coronavirus cases the WHL fines the number of new cases and deaths worldwide has continued to fold in the past week with an estimated three point three million new infections and about fifty five thousand deaths that's a ten percent drop in both in its regular assessment on the pandemic the U. N. health agency says the biggest drops in new cases was seen in the Middle East the western Pacific and the Americas with old versions reporting more than a fifteen percent decline in deaths with the exception of Europe and Africa I'm Charles de Ledesma

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UN Health Agency Sees Virus Cases Leveling Off

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

UN Health Agency Sees Virus Cases Leveling Off

"The U. N. health agency sees farmers cases leveling off marginally in its weekly assessment of the pandemic the W. H. O. says a number of new coronavirus cases reported globally appears to be stabilizing at about four point five million infections off to steadily rising for the past two months the agency adds Kobe nineteen increased by about twenty percent and eight percent in the western Pacific I'm in the Americas while rates of disease either remain the same or dropped in other regions the assessment finds that they were about sixty eight thousand new deaths reported globally though with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about ten percent I'm Charles the last month

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WHO: 3.4M Global COVID-19 Cases Last Week, up 12%

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

WHO: 3.4M Global COVID-19 Cases Last Week, up 12%

"Millions more people around the world have contracted the corona virus the World Health Organization says more than three point four million new cases of covert nineteen were confirmed around the world last week that's an increase of twelve percent from the previous week the W. H. O. says the increase transmission is being driven by new variants the relaxation of covert nineteen protocols in the large number of people still susceptible to the virus despite rising vaccination rates the largest increases were in the western Pacific and European regions and the countries registering the most cases were Indonesia Britain Brazil India and the U. S. however the WHO's says the number of deaths continues to decline about fifty seven thousand worldwide in the last week I'm Ben Thomas

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Rise in global COVID19 infections for fourth week in a row

UN News

01:10 min | 1 year ago

Rise in global COVID19 infections for fourth week in a row

"Kevin nineteen confirmed cases. Continue to rise around the world for a fourth consecutive week with around three point. Three million new cases reported in the past seven day period the u. n. health agency said on wednesday. The number of new deaths reported leveled off after a six-week decrease with just over sixty thousand new deaths reported the european region and the americas continue to account for nearly eight in ten of all cases and deaths the only region to report a decline in new deaths was the western pacific. Deaths fell by nearly a third compared to the previous week. There was also a notable increase in the number of new infections in southeast asia the western pacific europe and the eastern mediterranean according to the world health organization's weekly epidemiological update brazil. So a three percent rise in infections with five hundred eight thousand new cases france sought two hundred and four thousand eight hundred forty new infections. A twenty six percent rise and india recorded two hundred and forty thousand new cases a sixty two percent spike. Glibly there have been more than one hundred and twenty three point. Four million confirmed cases of covid nineteen including two point. Seven million deaths. Four hundred and three million vaccine. Doses have been administered.

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"western pacific" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

09:46 min | 1 year ago

"western pacific" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"I am 6 40. It is the dark secret place, Brian says here our number two that are cheaper place live if we were on the I heart radio app. And I This is this is sort of. Ah, bit of breaking news from 22. 23 minutes ago, the U. S. Pacific Command by the way. Now Indo Pacific Command. We're now calling the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean a thing single thing. S 0 23 minutes ago, They tweeted out that the USS Theater Roosevelt Carrier strike group entered the South China Sea to conduct routine operations in support of a free and hashtag free and open in the Pacific. And this confirms something that you the open source intelligence vacuum cleaner that you are probably saw a couple hours ago because there's there's a There's one Aircraft called the C two Greyhound, and it's what's called the carrier onboard delivery or cod aircraft. And this will medevac. Six peep sick people or it'll bring him doctor or a spare part or something like that. Anywhere. That carrier is, um Man in the middle of the Mediterranean. They fly from Sicily out where carriers and you can generally tell where the carrier is because this aircraft the C two Greyhound Generally broadcast its location like a commercial aircraft through the satellite bouncing system, Kel Adsb and for the last couple hours this Aircraft was appearing out of nowhere. No south of Taiwan. And flying patterns. And and all that So s so the U. S. A. U. S. Navy U. S and the Pacific Command confirmed something that we've been watching. For for a while on do you can? You can, too if you go to Um Adsb exchange, but I'm getting I'm getting too deep in the weeds back to the timeline of how we got to January of 2021 s. Oh, this This can't be emphasized enough. That The Chinese government. Their first priority when it was identified that there was a new unknown SARS like virus killing people in Wuhan, the Communist Party officials There didn't want to deliver bad news to the next level up. Do you want No one want to call Beijing and say You know what? We didn't recognize this. This thing was a serious as it is, is really, really serious. So they lied to Beijing. Beijing want to be able to lie to the rest of the world. But you have to know the full truth. If you're gonna effectively lie And so, the in early February, 2020 all the highest Communist Party officials were sacked in Wuhan and who May province then report replaced with hard line President Xi loyalists who were gonna whip everybody into shape and and they did s O. Then our first case is identified in every Washington That person survived. They were younger than 40 on what? What? The timeline can't project and we probably won't know for months or years, but it probably did come to Southern California, and it was called a flu outbreak. Because the people who brought it probably were some of the 80,000 Chinese students who go to school in Southern California most but me most of them don't Go home during their four year unless they're really wealthy. They will usually stay here in Southern California, but several 1000 did fly to China in December. Many of them from Wuhan, and this was before Trump put down the travel ban on China, so they came back to L. A on Influence hospitalizations and the whole thing s O. The trump travel ban from China was in around now. It was the third week of January on Dime. I'm not sure who advised him to do that, but whoever it was, he took it seriously. You was denounced almost immediately by I'm by well all the trump haters. On do this is this is a contemporary report. This is from February of 2020 from business Insider. China's leadership is ousted for senior officials and who Bay Province where the deadly Wuhan Corona virus broke out. This week following reports of discontent in Beijing Thursday at sacked Young Xiaolong, the Chinese Communist Party chief and who Bay province to replace him with the deputy chief of the entire Chinese Communist Party. Young young. He came from Shanghai Young Young, the deputy CCP chief, The CCP chief in the city, Wuhan, Ma, Ga. John was also fired and replaced. By the city of Shandong Chinese Cummings Party chief Wang John Lynn. So there it was. It was Whole cloth and also the Health Commission leader, Jang Jin was removed for dereliction of duty in the fight against the novel Coronavirus Virus epidemic. There was tremendous, just discontent in Beijing amongst civilians. Too. And so this is what the Communist Chinese companies Party leadership did was a isolated Wuhan for 79 days starting in late January. They tried to lock it down. Now this is where you got those scenes on social media last February February of 2020 of Chinese officials literally welding bars onto the door frames of people's apartments. So that the door could only be opened up. You know, eight or 10 inches, but nobody could sneak out, but they could put food in there or whatever, and those were not anomalies. The Chinese and began scrubbing the Internet of social media, especially from doctors when they start to come out because this this was part of the perfect storm was that This is a previously unseen virus, and it happened in a political environment which would be the worst for fighting a pandemic. This is one of complete denial on by lack of transparent information to the rest of the world. On the whole thing. I contrasted it. This time last year with the Yugoslavia 1970 Outbreak of smallpox. Yugoslavia was run from World War two until the early eighties by my Tito, but you also bras called Tito. Which means do this. Do that in Serbia crowd and they had a smallpox outbreak and he was a communist dictator. Now he wasn't a member of the Warsaw Pact. He was not a friend of Moscow, and he was certainly no friend of Washington, D C, but he was a kami dictator with secret police in the whole damn thing, right? What was his approach His approach was to immediately Contact the W. H O and say we have a smallpox outbreak. It kills kids. We are cordoning off the epicenter of the outbreak. Make making a fence around it with police on then the police get inside the fence and the army guards the fence. Can you get here Because we need a crash Vaccination program. Hey, was open and honest about it because because he knew a zoo Most people did, who had lived through prior smallpox outbreaks does its deadly to kids, and you can't lose a generation of kids. On. So he allowed the W. H o in the you invited. He flew them until Yugoslavia and he instructed. This is where a dictatorship is what you want. If it's properly running a pandemic, Tito instructed the entire country unless you can show proof of a smallpox vaccine in the last five years. You're getting in line for a new one for a booster and the entire country, but they didn't need a lot of convincing because most of them had lived through prior smallpox outbreaks. They were vaccinated. The entire thing was contained in about three months. On the W. H O writes it down as probably their crowning achievement in terms of putting a lid on on on a pandemic. But it all started with Tito trusting his top doctors and saying This is serious. Let's bring the world in here, and that's how they beat that The Chinese did the opposite. They said. This is serious. Don't tell anybody. All right? The timeline goes on checking checking what I projected a year ago. Your ago tonight with what did happen over the past year. That and more. It is a dark secret place Brian suits in here. Until 11 Cave. I am 6 40 live everywhere on the radio at Club it's defending with the news. A winter weather advisory is in effect for South Land mountains above 4000 ft. With 1 to 3 inches of snow possible. Seven months after the first protests and riots.

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"western pacific" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"western pacific" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"And who is he? Okay, everybody's sort of I've driven by Fort A P Hill a lot, So I'm like, you know, I always wondered why they named it that Anyway that want Wow. I mean, it turns out that the United States has Confederate named items. Off all over this country. There is one of my favorite examples is, you know there's a Navy ship with a Confederate Pinged name. Do you know which one that one is? No, no, I need to get you on that one. So it's the USS Chancellorsville named after the Civil War battle of 18 63. And if it is a No kidding I can't aerobic class guided missile cruiser. She's out there now in the Western Pacific, toting around a bunch of missiles and missile defense stuff. Because all that class you know, it's the Ticonderoga class Revolutionary War battles, so they're all named for battles. Um, and I think there's a Shiloh which, of course, was the union victory, But the Chancellorsville was a Confederate but oh, my goodness, Gracious. What we see is now again. This the big defense bill that the Senate did The veto override on New Year's Day has language to set up a commission. And this is so typical Washington. They're like, Well, this is a real hot potatoes. So let's set up a commission and they haven't got three years. Um, that you know they start in 45 days, but they have a year to do their initial work and coarse. $2 million for the commission. It's coming right out of the Army operating budget, So there's $2 million. It's not gonna you know, go to something else. But you could have just a little primer on the on. You know, The big deal, um, is popped up now and then, And actually, it came up in 2015 and the Obama administration's response was no. We're not renaming these bases. And it was interesting, really why they Said, you know, forget it, And I'm sure to read you the language that came from the Pentagon. A Pentagon spokesman at the time, who was himself an army brigadier, he said quote every army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history. Accordingly, these historic names represent individuals. Not causes or ideologies. Okay, so that was then. But the issue got much, much bigger this summer after the death of George Floyd and everything that our nation went through a thought about at that time. Even a year ago, the Army said no. I couldn't do it not going to rename anything. Now we are gonna have this commission interesting point just to give you a little primer on as we all sort out what we think about this little primer on this. You know, there's been kind of a charge that The Confederate names are traitors. And so you think well, Okay. These bases were set up in 1917, most of them some in 1941 1942. Why would we name Bunch of bases after traders Well, and the answer is they weren't traders the terms of the surrender set out by Lincoln and carried out by Grant Um, exonerated. Everybody. Remember, everybody got paroled. Lee's army got sent home. They could keep their guns. I could keep their horses that could keep you know. Everything and at Apple Matic. General Grant, who I'm not related, Um, forbade any celebrations, he said. There won't be any hoopla. There won't be any You know, we're gonna be quiet. You're gonna observe this with silence. And it was a very you know. Very, very different things all through the war, Lincoln was constantly looking for a way to end the war and bring them back to be one country. So? So they weren't named after traders because the technical terms of surrender exonerated everyone, you know the only traders Were Georgia. South Carolina. Alabama. Texas. States that succeeded. So it's really you know, it's really a sort of Ah difficulty situation and the practical details. Are staggering. I mentioned about the Chancellorsville. But it turns out that the National Park Service also has a lot of battlefields that have You know, a Confederate statues memorials here in there? Um The Via has the cemeteries and a bunch of those have Confederate statues. And then, of course, there's the basis. So you know, it's really It's really an interesting question. And I think you know President Trump's point. Was that there's a history now of the millions who have And through those bases and who served there and that sort of you know, the history of the 82nd you know, airborne at Fort Bragg means more than Whoever. General Braxton, Bragg, Woz. So you know for that e. I agree with that. I mean, I can't imagine for Rocker being anything but you know Mother, Rucker. Yeah, that's that's what everybody refers to it as and I hate to have to, you know, come up with a new slogan and all the other things that go along with that. I think it's you know, it's rewriting history and I don't think it's necessary to do that. Uh, we're talking with Dr Rebecca Grant here on Veterans radio. And we want to encourage you if you'd like to get in on the conversation. You can by giving us a call it 73482 to 1600. We're gonna be taking a break. So I'm gonna ask you to hold on for just a second. Rebecca, Um, this week, a Medal of honor. This week's Medal of.

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"western pacific" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"western pacific" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Honored man. And the Mumbles can tell you how many pancakes made that flip through eggs scrambled. Kind of provide for us. Many, many years ago, my mom cleaning house doing the same thing, so I try so hard to make sure that our democracy is as inclusive in California's we built And help it important perspective. You're going to Washington. You can have that chance, Alex. I'm honored. You want it? You got to say yes. Don't know. Absolutely absolutely Fine. Thank you. And please know I will make you proud and making a California proud by Get that done in the U. S. Senate got a lot of work to do, and I'm ready. Now I'm picking a personal friend and fellow Democrat Newsome turn to somebody he could trust. With a year of uncertainty looming, he's facing a possible recall election that's gaining steam. Newsome also rejecting pleas from host of prominent black leaders to replace Harris, the Senate's only black woman with another black woman, such as the representative Karen Bass or Barbara Lee. New this morning. Russian and Chinese bombers have flown joint patrol missions over the Western Pacific and a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. Now. It follows Russian President Vladimir Putin statement in October that the idea of Future. Russia China Military alliance can't be ruled out as tension grows with the U. S. Russia sought to develop stronger ties with China as its relations with the West sank to post Cold War lows following Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Accusations of Russian meddling in the election. And other issues. Boeing extended its sale streak of 7 37 Max jets as Alaska air, boosted in order agreement to 68 jets and announced plans to return to a fleet with a single aircraft type. Is the first order from a U. S carrier since regulators cleared the planes to fly again last month. Course that followed two deadly crashes. Alaska Airlines is CEO Brad Tilden on the purchase. We have restructured our whole agreement with Boeing. So now we'll take a total of 68 aircraft from them. We're gonna take them soon, and it'll largely replaced our Airbus fleet. So 61 Airbus aircraft. We're gonna leave the fleet by the summer of 2023. The majority of these Boeing seven, three seven Dash nines are going to come into our fleet. By the summer of 2023. So really, it's a restructuring. The reason we did it now is Corona virus came on we took. We sort of looked at the crisis and we looked at all the immediate things we needed to do one employee safety and customer safety and liquidity and our flight schedule on all of that. We also said one of the things that we can do. Fundamentally reposition the company so that we can come out of this thing better and stronger and one of those was move a significant distance to a single fleet, and that's what this transaction is doing for us. You know, Calhoun has, said Brad that there was no real rebranding of the max name at least necessary, and there's a sense in the industry that consumers aren't going to. Really Ask what kind of equipment there on. How long do you think that that lasts? If that's true, you know, I think everybody is gonna have their opinion on that. I mean, what we are really worried about is the safety of the airplane and what I would say on that is Boeing has been through the paces. I think they've done an extraordinary amount on the word of work on this airplane. The FAA has done a lot of work our teams and maintenance and flight operations and safety of really scrutinized his airplane. I think it's the most Scrutinized airplane in recent history and aviation, So I think it's going to be an extraordinarily safe machine. We're gonna be proud to fly. And I personally personally I'm gonna be proud to fly it as to the branding. I think I'll leave that for somebody else. Are you gonna fly it? Until then, making those comments to CNBC. The Alaska order boost Boeing's effort to sell the Max despite the worst aviation downturn on record and the longest grounding in U. S history. Are you going to ask questions? Let me know. 7 37. Max. How comfortable are you getting? How comfortable are you boarding one? Purchases are taking off. So Chances are you will get on one in the near future. Probably not anytime soon. For behind the scenes Look at a FN go to a FN now. Dot com. I want you to think about all the nasty stuff you breathe in every day. I'm talking about dust, bacteria, pollen pollution, and.

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"western pacific" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"western pacific" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Act. People living in coastal areas of Fiji in the Western Pacific have been told to head for higher ground is the island nation expects 16 M waves caused by super Cyclone Yassa The category five storm has been gaining in strength with wind gusts of more than 300 kilometers per hour. Yes, sir, was forecast to make landfall later on Thursday. President Vladimir Putin is to to take questions from journalists and some members of the public today it his annual press conference this year. The Russian leader will appear via video link because of the coronavirus. Domestic issues are expected to dominate, including rising food prices on unemployment. But there will be interesting. Interesting what Mr Putin has to say about Joe Biden's election victory. BBC news. Thank you very much. Indeed. For that, and welcome to news day follow. Maestro is working from home. I'm James Cottle at New Broadcasting House in central London. In the next half hour. We'll speak to the mother who fought for many years to have air pollution officially recognized as one of the causes of her young daughter's death or hear what it feels like to test positive for Comic 19 is you're about to go into labor. And we'll talk to an actor turned virtual games Master to explain shortly. Remember, you can keep up with the program by following the BBC World Service on Facebook and Twitter, and you could send us a text on anything you hear our news day number is past 447786 2050 85. We start in the USA, where second covert 19 vaccine maybe rolled out within days. The U. S Food and Drug Administration is meeting later today with the aim of voting on the authorization for the emergency use.

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"western pacific" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"western pacific" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Now it's time producing comments by the colonel on front lines of freedom. First the news. What's first, Josh? Last Monday, President Trump announced he had fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a stunning move that came days after Joe Biden was projected to have won the presidential race. In a serious of tweets, Trump said. Quote. I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected director of the National Counterterrorism Center, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, will be acting secretary of defense, effective immediately. Chris will do a great job. Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service and quote. A defense official said White House chief of staff Mark Meadows did inform Asper of his firing shortly before the tweet was sent. Trump and Esper have had a rocky relationship since the summer's nationwide racial justice protests. During the height of the protests, Trump threatened to deploy active duty troops to quell the demonstrations. Desperate responded by holding a press conference at the Pentagon, announcing his opposition to deploying troops as first public split reportedly angered Trump so much He had to be talked out of firing the defense secretary at the time. Secretary Esper did a good job for our nation. And for our president, However, there was one area a very important one where they disagreed, and the secretary made his position public something our president did not appreciate. The president has the right to have people he wants on his captain. Leather. Next will be getting in on the undersea fight north of Norway and in the Western Pacific, where the U. S is concerned about increased submarine threats from Russia and China. Marines will help fight submarines per commandant General David Burger with the right equipment Marines ashore could harass and potentially neutralize Russian submarines, Burger said, adding that the same concept could be used in the Western Pacific. Undersea fight will be so critical in the high North area above Norway and in the Asia Pacific region that the Marine Corps must be part of it, he added. Expeditionary advanced bases where small teams of Marines quickly set up temporary spots for land based operations would play a big role, Burger said. Quote by offering forward logistics and support as well, a sensor and strike capabilities, Marine Expeditionary advanced bases could make a significant contribution toe undersea warfare campaigns. Including holding Chinese and Russian submarines at risk and quote. Naval leaders have warned about a spike in Russian submarine activity. Satellite data also shows China has increased its nuclear submarine shipyard capacity. The Marine Corps just wrapped up an island hopping exercise in the Pacific, where it rapidly set up long range fires in one spot before loading back onto helicopters and heading to a new area. Burger is leading the core through a massive shift away from land based missions in the Middle East and a return to naval operations centered largely around the possibility of future conflict with China. His plan calls for shrinking the size of the force into ditching heavy equipment, such as tanks to invest in long range strike capabilities and unmanned systems. This is quite a change for our Marine Corps, but the threats have changed. Roughly a year ago, U. S special operators located and killed Abu Bakar al Baghdadi, the founder and leader of Isis. A few months earlier in March, 2019 the U. S and its allies took control of the last vestiges of the Isis caliphate in eastern Syria. These two events. The death of al Baghdadi and the defeat of Isis forces closed the chapter on the short lived Isis caliphate, but it didn't mean the end of the Isis organization. Indeed, a year after the end of the caliphate, it appears the Islamic state or I s continues to be well funded and is not only maintaining, but even expanding the scope of its worldwide operations. Over the course of 2020. There has been a significant escalation in the number of attacks carried out by Islamic state militants worldwide, especially in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the three regions in which they are most active. In Iraq and Syria alone. The attacks have been averaging between one and 200 a month between mid July and mid August over 500 people were killed or injured in over 130 separate attacks. Globally. Attacks by Islamic state organized affiliated or inspired militants averaged another 100 to 200 incidents per month. It's a difficult number to pin down because the nature of its influence an organization has become increasingly defused. I s maintains itself around the world in three principal forms. Branches, which are organized his province's affiliated jihadist groups and what our Department of homeland security calls homegrown violent extremists. The latter are jihadists who are inspired by Isis ideology, but operate without any direct support or instruction from my ass. As of last month, there are approximately two dozen official Islamic state provinces..

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Paper, Rocks or Digits: What Makes the Best Money?

Money For the Rest of Us

05:38 min | 2 years ago

Paper, Rocks or Digits: What Makes the Best Money?

"What makes the best money? I've been reading a number of books recently on money. Money the unauthorized biography by Felix Martin and money the true story of a made up thing by Jacob Goldstein. Both of these books have examples of different types of money that's been used in the past. Fascinating examples that you might not be aware of. and. We WanNa look at them and think about what is it? That makes something money. Money evolves and has evolved and will continue to evolve in what we used as money today might be very different decades from now. The first example is from the island of Yap. This is an island in the Western Pacific part of the Caroline Islands. It is now part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The people of the APP lift on the run over separated from other cultures for many many years. We'll in one, thousand, nine, three, an anthropologist who had also been trained as a medical doctor from new. England William Henry Furness went to Yep for two months and studied this people. And it wasn't a very advanced economy with. Three products, fish coconut and sea cucumbers, but they had something unique that they used for money. Furnace describes his money as large solid thick stone wheels ranging in diameter from a foot to twelve feet. Having the center a whole varying in size with the diameter of the stone wearing a poll may be inserted sufficiently large and strong to bear the weight and facilitate transportation. This was their money. It was called FAE. FBI are also it's called why are? The money was quarried in an island three hundred miles away babble up. And then it was transported on rafts towed behind canoes that had sales on them. Took a lot of effort to get this money. When furnace I saw it. He realized this really heavy and wrote when it takes four strong men to steal the price of a pig burglary cannot but prove a somewhat disheartening. These things were so big and heavy, you couldn't steal them. But then he observed as transactions took place that these stones were He wrote the noteworthy feature of this stone currency is that it is not necessary for its owner to reduce it to possession after concluding a bargain which evolves the price of a fe too large to be conveniently moved. Its new owner is quite content to accept the bare acknowledgement of ownership without so much as a mark to indicate the exchange, the coin remains undisturbed on the former owner's premises. In fact, there was one family furnace pointed out where the stone was lost from where it was quarried and had been several hundred feet at the bottom of the ocean for several generations. Yet the family that owned it everyone recognized that they still on that and that they were wealthy. Furnace wrote the purchasing power of that stone remains therefore as valid as if it were. Visibly, against the side of the owner's house and represents wealth as potentially as the horrid inactive gold of a miser in the middle, ages or as our silver dollar stacked in the Treasury in Washington which we never see or touch but trade with on the strength of a print certificate that there there. Is. The belief that it had value. Felix Martin wrote money was not the fe but the underlying system of credit accounts and clearing a which they help to keep track. The Fe would just tokens which these accounts were kept. They had an accounting system that tracked the trading of fish and sea cucumbers. And they would have outstanding balances and sometimes they will set up and maybe they would move the fe but often times they wouldn't. But there was the record that was there. Peter Bernstein in his book the power of Gold History of an obsession wrote the FE of Yep we're stores of. Wealth. Stores of wealth. Sit. Money moves it travels from one pocket to another. A store of wealth is mass. It was the transactions, the accounting record, and the trust between the participants that form their monetary system. The stones were a store of wealth, but we're just some tokens. The first documented use of money is from Sumer around thirty five, hundred BC. This is in southern, Mesopotamia. There were vast temple palace complexes there with thousands of crafts people farmers. Shepherds, bureaucrats. and. They wrote on clay tablets in cuneiform script and they wrote contracts evolving the workings of the temple debts owed rents. Effectively. It was money because it was an accounting record and you would have accounts receivable that you could trade. David Graber who recently passed away in his book debt. The first five thousand years wrote the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of trust in other human beings.

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North Korea threatens to send troops into the demilitarized zone

Rush Limbaugh

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

North Korea threatens to send troops into the demilitarized zone

"Beach as tension rises on the Korean peninsula the U. S. is increasing its naval presence fills in for S. more the rhetoric has been increasing between north and South Korea and North Korea now says it will move troops closer to the border with the south the United States meanwhile is quietly re positioning some aircraft carriers the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Theodore Roosevelt are already patrolling the western Pacific and the USS Nimitz is now sailing for Asia after leaving its home port in San Diego this would be the biggest deployment of carriers in the Pacific in three years when tensions with North Korea were also

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"western pacific" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:50 min | 2 years ago

"western pacific" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Western Pacific island Lucas Tomlinson fox news isolation during the pandemic has created a number of shared experiences streaming entertainment is one of them millions of people are using Netflix Amazon prime video Hulu or Disney to view old favorites and find new shows or series Disney says it surpassed fifty million paid subscribers worldwide just five months after its launch Disney has expanded aggressively during the outbreak launching streaming services in Italy the U. K. and Germany over the past two weeks hi rich Denison and this is fox news experience and quality these are two important words when it comes to auto body repairs the last thing you need is more stress that's why city body on east cross street in Ypsilanti is historic depot town offers the finest quality collision repair service available and they guarantee their work in writing city body can accommodate any collision or glass replacement needs as Ypsilanti is oldest and most recognized repair shop city body wants each customer's visit to be a positive experience and they worked diligently towards that goal customer services include free loaner cars for qualifying customers rental cars cancel free insurance claims drive in estimating with estimates given in thirty minutes and even telling if your car is on drivable city body twenty east cross street in Ypsilanti is depot town and open Monday through Friday seven thirty AM to five PM call seven three four four eight two forty seven thirty seven or visit city body dot com I guess Michigan ninety four I guess so somewhere in Michigan high maintenance make sort of an unusual name you get up into my Senate Majority Leader Mike.

Commander Of Coronavirus-Struck Navy Ship Pleads For Help

BBC World Service

00:23 sec | 2 years ago

Commander Of Coronavirus-Struck Navy Ship Pleads For Help

"Commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt's one of the world's largest aircraft carriers has called on the U. S. navy leadership to help save the lives of more than four thousand sailors on board the ship many of whom are believed to have coronavirus captain Brett Cosio warn that the nuclear powered vessel currently in Guam in the western Pacific lacked the isolation facilities to stop the spread

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WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia

"Okay she Kansai regional director for the western Pacific says this is going to be a long term battle we cannot let our guard down we need every country to keep responding according to the local situation the W. H. I. his continue to place emphasis on the importance of doctor responses to viruses spread but is encouraged countries to adopt methods that are right for them because I also warns countries that they need to prepare for large scale community transmission for most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms but for some it can cause severe illness and death I'm Charles de Ledesma

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WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

WHO warns virus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia

"Okay she Kansai regional director for the western Pacific says this is going to be a long term battle we cannot let our guard down we need every country to keep responding according to the local situation the W. H. I. his continue to place emphasis on the importance of doctor responses to viruses spread but is encouraged countries to adopt methods that are right for them because I also warns countries that they need to prepare for large scale community transmission for most people the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms but for some it can cause severe illness and death I'm Charles de Ledesma

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"western pacific" Discussed on Wealth Transformation Podcast

Wealth Transformation Podcast

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"western pacific" Discussed on Wealth Transformation Podcast

"I don't like having the freedom to read them that it had let yourself go. Yeah out of your body. I mean. Society doesn't nurture so when you can do that it is a very freeing in wonderful I do. I haven't thought about that. I so long and I do remember now and was like wow so. It's great that you can let yourself go like that. Yeah so tell us how you started with writing your dreams dreams. I I had Well my my mother died when I was about When I was seventeen or eighteen and an shortly after she died I moved up to San Francisco with my sister-in-law sisters in we lived in a convent in the nuns. Were kind of supervising US and I think that that was when I started on my own trajectory. Of what am I going to do with my life and is? Do you think that was part of the loss of your mother? Probably I think so because it was I had this curiosity of what happened in in a from a really early time because I had a lot of experiences of hearing and seeing spirits and I didn't understand what it was all about but also another thing that that we had which was quite a interesting experience for us as that. My father worked for the for Western Pacific and so we had free train rides to Mexico. Oh so we used to go and And that was also where I started hearing about a different paradigm. I didn't realize that that's what it was. But yeah and then coming back On my own. I lived In San Francisco About my twenty. Twenty two twenty three. I was living pretty much on my own but what I what was kind of opening up to me is that I was very curious about the occult. I wanted to. I had this sense that there was something that I needed to know. About and I started having night visitors and spirits in things like that. That made me even more curious. Rydell the stoned. You know. I didn't really start writing anything down until I was about. I was I had graduated The curiosity that I had led me to Majoring major in history and I went to cal and majored in Us Latin American history. And from there. The the research that that I started Enquiring into Started taking me into different places and I was really curious to to find out where what was real for me And to be awakened night with a face. Right in front of you asking.

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WHO debates whether to declare coronavirus a global health emergency

Hugh Hewitt

02:44 min | 2 years ago

WHO debates whether to declare coronavirus a global health emergency

"Public health experts say the W. H. O. need to declare the corona virus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan a global emergency as Beijing itself blocks down city containing more than fifty million people in the world's biggest ever national response to an infectious disease crisis the call comes as the World Health Organization said to reconvene its emergency committee in Geneva later on Thursday the third time in a week to assess whether the new virus spreading from cod China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern or a FIAC PhD I see three the mony alike illnesses killed a hundred and seventy people and sickened more than seven thousand in China so far with dozens more cases sixty eight to be specific confirmed elsewhere including in the U. S. Japantown in Germany sixteen independent experts on the WHO's emergency committee will advise director general of the WHL on the decision and give recommendations for managing outbreak Ted rose who is that W. H. O. director general met with Chinese president xi Jinping in Beijing earlier this week to discuss the situation the WHL twice last week decided to hold off from declaring a public health emergency saying it was too soon raising concern among experts at the virus could get beyond control district action was not taken very Kurt Schlichter brainer common town hall he quotes me saying this could be could train and it cut no matter how much you do after the fact if you don't do everything at the front end you get blamed at the back and you do not want to be behind the curve on a epidemic tell she should Tommy a former regional adviser on communicable disease surveillance and response at the WHO's western Pacific office said there was an imminent risk of a global outbreak I think the WHL should have declared a public health emergency of international concern earlier they're supposed to the carpet based on the rest of international spread there's already significant risk of international spread one week ago said OSHA Donnie who is now the department ology on the Tokyo tower Lucado University graduate school of medicine in Japan should probably said it was more difficult to control the new coronavirus that what the Sarge during the two thousand to two thousand three outbreak because patient will likely be contagious even before they had symptoms meaning the measures currently being taken might not be enough to stop the infection from spreading at seven thousand eight hundred one cases on mainland China at a hundred seventy deaths ten Kayser Nantong seven in Macau eight in Taiwan fifty seven in the rest of Asia ten in Europe eight North America seven Australia for the rest of the world South America is

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"western pacific" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"western pacific" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Follow the US is trying to counter China's extensive military buildup in the western Pacific just as we did during World War two we will oppose any larger nations attempts to turn the Pacific islands into four holes for regional dominance Pompeii of the first US secretary of state to visit Micronesia in this country a report of a sexual assault leads to a peace officer being stabbed and the accused attacker shot dead when a deputy arrived to interview a woman who phoned alleging sexual assault in downtown Memphis Monday Tennessee bureau of investigation's killing McAllister says the woman spotted the man and the deputy chase and caught him the individual pulled a knife and stab the deputy in the arm the officer then fired at the man striking him at the hospital the deputy was treated and released while forty nine year old James Kirkwood was D. O. a court records showing he was a registered sex offender with the record there's an investigation chucks Iverson ABC news when it comes to cracking a bank robbery case it doesn't get much easier than this Cleveland authorities said the man literally told on himself the robbers no demanding money was scrawled on the back of the document from Ohio's bureau of motor vehicles name and address included the FBI says the teller even address the man by his name before giving him the money there is now a warrant out for his arrest this is ABC news ready to create your own income with your own home based business where there's no such thing as getting laid off he's a billionaire entrepreneur spent five years and twenty million dollars searching for the next big trend wouldn't you want to know what.

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"western pacific" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"western pacific" Discussed on WJR 760

"Don't know about the environment. I'm spending most of my life. Well of a forty years, working on conservation issues. Being out there done that worked the, you know, you don't know this part about me. You know that I once tried to get to the Miro at toll in the western Pacific to get some Carl steal it from the car atoll all to prove the French decimated. The entire South Pacific with radiation as resulted, the hydrogen bomb tests. I don't think you know about that. I never talked about it. Well, I did. Silent on this environment thing for very long time. Why we all share the earth? Don't believe he has the left right thing again, you don't have to buy the entire narrative. If you believe that there are people on the earth who are damaging the earth. Course there are people at damaging the earth it's been true for the beginning of mankind. There have been bad people. They've been bad people in New Jersey through as best those into the waterways, watch the sopranos raw espressos that was supposed to be buried in dumps. They threw right into waterways of jersey to save money. Watch the sopranos this evil people right now doing the same thing, killing elephants for the tusks. And if you think that they're not in beautiful suits, with their plugs in Los Angeles connected to hedge funds your out of your mind, John. Oh, no. It's not just the poachers in Africa, killing elephants for the ivory. It's some of the nicest people in LA and New York, watch billions and see what they do for money. So you come to understand that there's no way to understand it all just by saying, I'm ally, liberals. I believe in this. I'm a conservative. So I believe in that you'll have to evaluate the situation as this ah. Let's go back to the first situation today. Boorda crisis. Reeler imagined.

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