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Fresh update on "baltics" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has agreed to appear before the House select committee investigating the January 6th attack at the capitol Committee chair Bennie Thompson says Meadows has produced records for the panel and will soon appear for an initial deposition CNN congressional correspondent Ryan nobles broke the story today tells us it's still unclear what information he's willing to provide His attorney George tullich are told us in a statement that he is still concerned about executive privilege claims that he believes the former president Donald Trump still has a right to but the committee has indicated through several interviews with members that they may not want to ask Meadows specifically about conversations that he had with Donald Trump in and around the time leading up to January 6th But there are questions that they have that they believe go on beyond this scope of privilege Meadows had been in talks with the committee in recent weeks after being issued a subpoena and under threat of a contempt of Congress charge the committee plans to consider a contempt charge against former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark during a meeting tomorrow night Russia may be about to invade Ukraine And if that happens a former U.S. intelligence officer says the floodgates could open I think it's absolutely crystal clear that Vladimir Putin is reestablishing the Soviet empire Robert Bayer a former CIA covert operative with deep knowledge about Russian intelligence activities says the evidence is playing out in real time There's just no other way to put it And I think all is this noise about invading Ukraine We should take very seriously And after Ukraine Then on to the Baltics Bayer says the nearby Baltic countries are in Russia's sites And what's the U.S. doing about it Russia has been given a pass And there's just absolutely no interest in taking any sort of retribution against Putin JJ green WTO P news a head on WTO P Two years in a row fewer students enroll in Virginia public schools I'm Neil or I can stay Three 37 Half a million businesses connect using Zoom.
Dr. David Azerrad Defines Identity Politics AKA Oppression Politics
"David, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks for having me, Charlie, good to be with you. So there's a lot I want to unpack, but let's start with this idea of identity politics, which you correctly and very wisely frame more as oppression politics or kind of the elevation of certain groups that are deemed to be oppressed. Let's put it that way. Why do you put it that way? I thought that was really smart. Because identity politics is misleading because it would imply that everyone is entitled to have an identity of which they're proud and that they want a defense. So you would think, oh, we used to have class based politics. And now we're going to have identity politics. But it turns out that in the realm of identity, Baltics, not all identities are created equal. They basically come in two varieties. It's a mannequin framework. You have the people who claim to have been and to be oppressed, you know the roster, right? So called people of color with blacks always first and foremost hence the shift to bipoc, black and indigenous people of color to emphasize that black is the most depressed ahead of the so called white adjacent Asians. You know, they're having problems with the Asians because they do too well in America. Then, of course, LGBTQ, women, sometimes immigrants, Muslims, but the holy Trinity is really the first three. And then you have the bad identities, you know? I don't know if this is used to you, Charlie, but you seem to fit the bill of people who are a problem in America. Oh, I am. I mean, I don't know if you identify. Yes, I do identify as a male. I will not pronounce or whatever the traditional western heteronormative patriarchy would say they are, but I'm the worst. I'm also a wasp. So. Yeah, that's not good. And then you could do something about your sex and transition, but your race you're not allowed to change. That's right. You're part of the curse, the white race. So, you know, even oppression. I mean, I don't look, I don't exactly know what to call what to call the current dispensation in America. Identity politics isn't good, CRT is too abstract. What the hell is critical race theory? It's basically
"baltics" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D
"At the london design festival this year. One exhibitions focus is firmly set on showcasing. Contemporary makers from the baltic region eighteen established and emerging designers from estonia lithuania and latvia have created tableware textiles lighting and furniture. And it's all on display here. We sat down with katelyn logo at textile designer and co curator of the exhibition to hear a little bit more about the project got kim. I'm from lifestyle. Enterprise needs and one of the organizers of tatics exhibition. Tactile baltics is fairly new. Collaboration project between designed central train design forum and estonian in lifestyle. Enterprise need during this exhibition. We are showcasing thirty six outstanding artworks from baltic designers from estonia latvia and latrine you. The focus is on materials innovation and craftsmanship river very excited to be in london. The serif for london design festival. We are geographically in the same line. If you think about that and we have the same nature. We all have the baltic sea. We have many similarities. We have the same natural resources but in the same time we're quite different and individuals so during this project we're trying to also find out ourselves the similarities and differences and to be honest. It's been quite a journey. It's been an inspiring journey to see the works of each country. You think about estonia richest Most voter most country. It is maybe a little bit. More simpler mini a bit more memories. And when you start going down south then you see how it gradually changes van and the student design is quite similar but maybe not even speed more romantic and decorate. You trainer is bit more expressive ink colors and patterns together. That's quite interesting to see. We have a gallery at the dre. Walk it's next to truman brewery. In eastland we have a quite a beautiful setting made by our scenographer silencer and paul. Lumet's this tree me blue sand circles surrounding the artworks wild ireland's so yeah the something definitely to see have different works starting from student projects to young upcoming designers to already well known and established runs. Would you have their textiles ceramics material experiments lighting. Yeah all sorts of things is the proper. Mix something to discover for everyone. There's so many cool objects. But as i'm a textile designer myself Materials there are some of exports have caught my interest most for example we have this lituanian designer augmented setting garter reassuring her latest work. Which is a linen. Rock died before and metal raced. It has such a beautiful color shade. It's very tactile fees and totally love that a not emerge that's from latvia. Does a very cool furniture piece inspired from the eighteenth century love seat. It's very minimal and very simple lines. That's something to see definitely from estonia. I think one of my favorite for checks a spider estonian academia frauds design students. so there's a portugal deep. Were you stunned. And they've researching the material limestone near rehab quote a lot of limestone and they had to develop a furniture pieces out of that bacteria. and yeah. Yeah they're interesting. Once you have a mirror. There's a very quick platter and the stew. ibm that by decree. Chretien is new. What bed for like fresh young design and it's not so well known as a but it should be so yeah. I hope they will be surprised to see the diversity of the design works fair quite a few mediums for all of the buzzed baltics. They're very good at textiles. There's a long history affect star the coast ceramics and furniture making after say black fans are better laws. We have quite a few projects there by closer to start this new monies and yeah i think they have the strongest last designers and vitrine. Ah they have very textile designers. Think about the color schemes. I think everyone thinks that the region is quite gray and tall but actually notes designers are brave and they use colors in their pieces. Kotlin logo van the exhibition tactile baltics. It's on at dray. Walk gallery in london into the third of october twenty twenty one and that is all the time we have for this week. If.
What is the Atvidaberg Sun Cannon?
"Some cannons have been around since the sixteen hundreds some of them were used on ships. The position of the sun triggered them to fire at almost exactly twelve. Pm so everyone on board would know what time it was in the seventeen hundreds. You might also have heard a son cannon in fancy park in england or france or even on a large estate where they were used to signal lunchtime in fact when son cannons were in style throughout the seventeen eighteen hundreds most of them were owned by european nobility and that how a son canon ended up in a small town in rural sweden the sun cannon in all to the body has its own tower. It's up on top of a hill and it looks like a fifteen foot tall version of a rook. That chess piece. that looks like a little castle. it's round made out of brick and there's a long narrow slot carved into the south facing side. It's been here since eighteen fifty three and it was built by the local barron and his family. The all those fats. These days it's cared for by a team of volunteers who call themselves the sun cannon club there a delightful gang of retired people who've taken responsibility for preserving the town's history but the whole organization is totally unpretentious and they're a little loosey-goosey when it comes to the foggy lor surrounding basan cannon but at least three different people including my grandmother told me this story back in the mid eighteen hundreds the barron and his wife took a trip to paris. Supposedly the baroness who was born. A commoner was terrified of boats so instead of making the relatively short trip across the baltic to mainland europe. They'd spent somewhere between two and three years. Travelling to france in a horse and carriage by finland latvia with wayne lia poland. You get the idea. I was able to verify almost none of the story. But i'm told somewhere between one and two kids were born on the way from sweden to france and when the family finally made it there and saw the sun cannon in a garden they thought would be kind of fun to have one of those to fire off parties back at home.
"baltics" Discussed on Hysteria 51
"It wouldn't naturally be there because there's no volcano around there. But we got a quote from bruce shirt here. He says because the whole northern baltic region is so heavily influenced by glacial thawing processes both features the rock samples are likely to have formed in connection with glacial and post glacial processes. Possibly these rocks were transported by the glaciers. Meaning just like the great lakes here. They're carved out of these glaciers that moved across the landscape. So you could find rocks from anywhere because it's just digging in moving that stuff around so unfortunately or fortunately There's nothing to see there as far as out of the ordinary or there is oh what are you talking about. Glaciers could brought it there. But it didn't have to know it didn't have to. It just does quite often so it wasn't too crazy it also could be a piece of the character glaciologist from killer instinct but he was ice. He's not volcanic rock. You don't know what's under the ice. Hopefully a about a mommy glacier and a daddy glacier we swedish geologist frederick klingberg and martin jacobsen say that the chemical composition of the samples provided resemble that of nachos that are not uncommon in the seabeds and that the materials found including limelight. And i can indeed before an by nature itself so we got lots of experts coming in. And saying hey. These findings samples nothing out of the ordinary other than they look weird on sonar at least the sonar. You got the problem with the experts is. You'll get them to say whatever you want. There were other experts that came out and said lima night and go. Fight are never found. Just out in the wild like that only in man made structures. So here's the funny thing..
Denmark Suspends Baltic Gas Pipeline in Setback for Poland
"Denmark has withdrawn permission for a planned pipeline that was designed to bring Norwegian gas to Poland Denmark says officials need to assess if the project would harm the habitats of certain mice and bats species environmental and food appeals board has announced on Thursday that you took repealed alarm permit issued in twenty nineteen for the pipeline called Baltic pipe the decision represents a setback to Poland's energy security efforts Putin's been counting on Baltic pipe to help limit its dependence on Russian energy sources I'm Charles the last month
Nato intercepts Russian planes '10 times in a day'
"Apparently probing European defenses, NATO jets were scrambled 10 times all over Europe on Monday to intercept Russian planes as they flew over the North Sea, the Baltic and the Black Sea. Alliance called it an unusual peak of Russian flight activity. The Russian plane stayed in international airspace, but NATO points out that the flights composed potential safety risks. That's because the Russian crews don't put on their transponders, file flight plans or talk to civilian air traffic controllers. Martinez. ABC NEWS Washington
Vlad tidings: demonstrations across Russia
"On saturday tens of thousands of russians took to the streets in more than a hundred towns and cities across the country. In support of jailed kremlin critic. Alexey navalny protesters chanted. Putin is a thief as well as freedom to navalny chilling videos emerged police beating and kicking demonstrators. The response was not one about an out brutality. More than three thousand arrests were made at. Even mr navalny's wife was briefly. Detained the demonstrations were sparked mr navalny's arrest on spurious charges. Just as soon as he returned from germany last week but protesters were also fired up by to our video narrated by mr navalny and released a day later. Throw it saw my viceroy was thirty. Wrestling depicts a lavish palace. On the black sea. Allegedly built for president vladimir putin and funded with dodgy. Money allegations the kremlin dismissed as just rumor mr putin remains in a tough spot with disquiet spreading and his loudest critic making just as much trouble while in jail as he did out of it. This was not my first protest in moscow in quite a few the past few years are cody. Trotsky is russia editor in moscow. I would say that. Fear was one of caution pretty much on both sides the fact that people have braved the streets brave. The police cordons came out. Despite enormous intimidation campaign was waged. By the kremlin in the preceding days is in itself extraordinary russia's much more repressive state today than it was even a few years ago. The people who were out in the street was certainly not radicals as abba in moscow protests. That was scary. Moments police charging but on the whole the police behavior some restraint and its actions were nowhere on the level of violence and brutality which we saw a few months ago in neighboring belarus. There was no special measures with no tear. Gas rubber bullets so it was definitely tense. But i didn't see many of the accesses and when we spoke to protesters what were they saying. Why were they out. The protesters came from the social strata and had different possibly political beliefs. What brought them out onto the street. Were few things. There was a sense of injustice over the arrest of alexei novel name who was arrested at possible control on the rival at airport and is now facing three and a half years in jail for breaking parole rules on a previous suspended sentence and the reason he broke his parole rules. That didn't comfortable to the police was just happened to be recovering from novichok nerve agent poisoning in germany. So people obvious that as an injustice the other big catalyst for the protest was the release of alexander violence extraordinary two hour long documentary film about allegedly putin secret palace in the black sea coast which was bill deem volumes cronies at a cost of one point three billion dollars. It's your absolutely archetypal. James bond villains had with all the trimmings and the golden toilet brushes that made a big impact. It clocked over eighty million views on youtube. An underlying over that was just general sense of tidiness of putin's regime tiredness of course lack of economic growth it was a very broad protests. And that's what made say interesting. You know lots of people came out for the first time. And so do you think that. That broad dissent a across demographics. On a lot of first-time protesters will will make any difference to to. What the kremlin actually does. It's not going to make any difference. In the short term the kremlin has already said. It's not going to pay attention. Admittedly fiscal putin spokesman said well. We think it was a very small protests. Many more people vote for vladimir putin. That was ironic. Given that alexander was barred from the election in which people voted for vladimir putin the reason the numbers were kept down walls because of enormous intimidation campaigns parents schoolchildren were told to keep their kids at home. Students were threatened with expulsion employs. The employees they'd risk dismissal if they would join the protest et cetera et cetera. The kremlin is not going to release alexei navalny overnight but only himself and he's associates of said. This is not an immediate process. This is a long haul to re coined the famous phrase by me. He'll gorbachev in the late eighties. The process started so. Do you think that the detention of of mr navalny and the release of this video and all of those us have really changed things. Is this a turning point. They do and this change effects vladimir putin's legitimacy which is already being Waning and we. We've seen that in in the raising figures. But this film and alexander. Violence return to russia is a massive blow to putin's legitimacy and to the attitudes and perceptions of putin in the broad russian public as one commentator set to me you know two years ago people had to explain why they oppose putin today they have to justify why they support him. And how has the international community responded to to this protest mood and these protests i think so far west leaders have been watching very carefully. What's happening in russia. has been rhetorical outrage. At least both from angela merkel Sees this as a slap in her face because nobody was in germany under her protection also been marketed. Different reaction from washington. I think we will see a very different response. From biden's administration compared to trump's acquiescence to putin's action has been called for tax sanctions including from poland. A you member states the foreign ministers to discuss next steps. But i think there is also worry amongst western countries and particularly among russian neighbors and countries like the baltic states and poland that events in russia will have repercussions outside russian borders and this north unfounded fears because in two thousand fourteen two years after big protests swept russia features berg and other big cities the kremlin annexed crimea and stuff the war in ukraine in order to change the narrative and dominate political agenda so lot of russia neighbors worried that repression at home and protests against the kremlin will lead to aggression. Abreu arkady. thank you very much for joining us. Thank you jason
Germany approves resuming Russia gas pipeline work
"Government authorities, clearing the way for an immediate resumption of work on an undersea pipeline transporting natural gas from Russia decision convey appealed, meaning there could be another hole to construction on the Nord stream to project The pipeline is drawn major criticism from the United States, some other European countries and environmental groups. The U. S government has argued that the Baltic Sea pipeline would make Europe more dependent on Russian gas. The Kremlin is responded by accusing Washington of trying to promote its own liquefied natural gas sales
Gunman shot by police at NYC cathedral Christmas concert
"A man who opened fire on the steps of a famed New York City cathedral Sunday afternoon at the end of a Christmas choral concert was shot and killed by police it happened at the cathedral of Saint John the divine on Amsterdam and a hundred and twelve street sending people running for cover police commissioner Dermot Shea says the man had a semi automatic gun the mobile what you see is a telling our detectives that he was yelling killing and the commissioner says he had a knapsack meant to do more harm inside this bag was a can of gasoline rolled wire most of our lives up by Baltic states I think we could all surmise that L. A. times use of the proceeds of this show says the gunmen had a lengthy criminal history Julie Walker New York
Russian ships move to resume Baltic pipeline construction
"Consortium building. The Nord Stream to gas pipeline led by the Russian energy giant Gazprom has said work is due to resume on the project despite continued opposition from the United States and several European countries. The pipeline under the Baltic Sea will boost Russian natural gas shipments to Europe, bypassing Ukraine. German shipping authorities have now advised vessels to avoid the Baltic Sea area where the underwater pipeline is being constructed.
On the Origin of English
"So here is the basic story. The idea is that germanic goes back to some original language. We call it proto germanic. We can't know what it speakers would've called it. There was this original language that became german and english and swedish et cetera and that would have been spoken probably in that little neck of denmark or maybe a little southwards of that in. Let's say about five hundred bc. So that's where proto germanic would have started in the meantime there's a thesis that that language was profoundly impacted by invading or at least imposing people from the near east people from way down where there is today lebanon and syria and israel specifically it would be the phoenicians. The phoenicians were one of many people in that region and they would have spoken a semitic language. I e a language related to what we know today as hebrew and arabic and if we wanna go. Further afield aramaic and cross the red sea. And it's i'm hurric- in ethiopia. But they spoke of semitic language and we know what they spoke because they wrote it down because they actually were the first people who grabbed the alphabet when it was very quietly and scrap invented probably by mercenary soldiers in egypt. The finishes took it and made into something that they use. Basically to write down business related things they want writing epochs. They weren't writing the grapes of wrath. But they were writing and so the phoenicians are the ones who end up spreading the alphabet throughout the world. In any case more to the point the phoenicians were big travelers. they did not like to stay home. The phoenicians started ruling the roost. They were probably in about eleven hundred bc and they didn't just stay there they sailed. They traded they got themselves around what was then considered by people like them the world throughout the mediterranean they keep on going westward and of course once you get out to where there's no more land while you might start going up into like spain and they kind of around the coast they traded. They brought things back. They were great intermediaries now in the middle east. They had their cities like like tire and blows or carthage. That you hear so much about on the north coast of africa that is phoenician or punic territory but they sailed and you know there is evidence that they sailed not only to roughly spain and portugal. Which is what we have absolutely concrete evidence for them doing but as evidence that they kept going and they went all the way up to northern europe and past. What's now germany. And they actually would have gone all the way to that part of denmark. One little piece of evidence is that they got people. Amber got some amber in greece. If you've got some amber and what is today lebanon. While the amber as often as not from up in that baltic northern european region they had a lot of amber amber is pretty. I think amber is preserving bits of dinosaur tales and insects and things like that but also just gorgeous you kind of want to bite it. Big amber trade. Well they always seem to have it. We'll have they get it. Well it would seem that. They had some sort of connection to northern europe. That in itself doesn't mean that they sailed all the way up there and got it because there were ways of trading amber just a cross the european continent but the fact that they had so much amber is one of a great many things. It's like the spokes in a wheel. An argument is about various things that all seem to point in the same direction. What about that amber. But more to the point it's about the language what is wrong with manic. Why is it so odd. Well what is this case that these people came from the near east and sailed all the way up around your understand. What the thesis is. The idea is that speakers of phoenician settled in somewhere in this part of denmark and there was long-term settlement where speakers of this phoenician and speakers of this thing we called proto germanic mixed to the point that many people were basically speaking proto germanic in phoenician to an extent this is what we linguists call language contact theory. The idea being that proto germanic ended up being really stamped by this other way of being a language because there would have been these settlements where venetians ruled the roost and their language seemed to be the cool one and it was the one that people switch to so the proto germanic ended up being profoundly affected it kind of wanted to be cool and became more like venetian. What's the evidence that that happened given that. There is no archaeological evidence. Partly because what would have been the shore back then has since become underwater. So we can't really dig up wear. The settlements probably would have been well. One of the things is words. So as i said so many words in germanic languages don't trace back. They just pop up all of a sudden it's about one in three and that's a conservative estimate. Now some of the experts. Just don't give a damn about that. And they have other things to do. They have bigger fish to fry in that as perfectly understandable. Sometimes you just don't give a damn you know what i don't care about. For example i do not care about outer space. I remember when there was the apollo landing and everybody was so excited and they actually rolled in a little black and white. Tv into my classroom. We were supposed to watch. I didn't care. I'm more interested in what's going on here astrophysics. I respect it. But i do not care about saturn
Passengers spend night on Baltic Sea ferry that ran aground
"Shipping company, Viking Line has said some 400 people will spend the night on board a ferry that's run aground off the finish. All in the islands in the Baltic Sea. Divers confirms that there were no leaks in the whole of the Viking Grace. With the latest for us. His grant ferret. Mobile phone footage shows the Viking Grace Ferry looming over a rocky wooded shoreline close to the port of Maria Han. Local residents said the vessel was so close to land they could virtually touch it. The cause of the grounding is unclear, but the weather was poor with high winds and choppy waters. The fairies owner Viking line that there would be no injuries and the mood on board remained calm. It's the second time one of the firm's fairies has run aground in the Baltics in September.
The Fate of Refugees After World War II
"David NASA joins us. Now from New, York is the author of many books including several biographies, notably, a Pulitzer Prize, finalist Andrew Carnegie as well as the Patriarch, his new book is called the last million Europe's displaced persons from World War Two Cold War David thanks for being here delighted to be with you. So you've written primarily biographies. This is very different book I mean I guess you could say it's a million biographies. Some of them were clearly outlined individual late than others what made you decide to make that transition I. Suppose it historian. What we try to do is correct the record give voice to the voiceless fill in the gaps in our history. And one of the largest gaps I thought was the immediate postwar period after World War Two. You. Know we Americans have come to believe that when the war was over the celebrations began the sun came out to shine and sailor kiss the beautiful woman in Times Square and everybody celebrated got on with their lives to get. That was not the truth as I learned certainly for the millions of refugees who were displaced by the war had no homes to return to after the war or were unwilling to return to their homelands when the war was over, there were millions of. Refugees. Prisoners of war political prisoners concentration camp victims left behind in Germany. On the day in May of Nineteen forty-five. Within weeks those who were able. To walk home to get on a truck to take a plane some road bicycles back to France five to six million had returned but a last million, this subject of my book and the title of my book were left behind in Germany. And he's their story that I tell. I mean, it really is not just a single story obviously and not just a story of all of these individuals but there were so many different kinds of displaced people, different groups, not just in terms of country of origin whether they were from the Baltic states or from Ukraine or were Jews from other parts of Europe were from Germany itself. But also you had this incredible and very confusing mix of collaborators deserters. Survivors of the Holocaust how can you tell that story when there are so many stories even within that last million one of the challenges of this book was to tell the story of individuals tell the story of groups and tell the story of the debate that went on in the united. Nations elsewhere between the nations of the world as to what to do. With these last million were left behind in Germany they came from there there were. Three groups, we can divide them into. The Germans. Understood the to fight the war with six to seven million. Soldiers they were GONNA have to replace those soldiers with laborers with forced labor slave labors from eastern. Europe? Who Work in the minds who work in the factories who work in the fields to replace the soldiers on the eastern? Front. And from the very beginning of the war the Germans literally kidnapped. Millions of eastern Europeans the largest number from Poland and Ukraine. and. They were brought into Germany and remained there when the war was over many of them because they were afraid to go home again, they didn't know what they were GonNa find some were convinced that. The Soviets have been taken over Poland and Ukraine there would be no way for them to resume their lives those the second group they came into Germany. And these from the Baltic states from Latvia Lithuania. Estonia. Many of them came into Germany in nineteen, forty, four, hundred, forty, five at the end of the war because they had collaborated in one way or the other. With the Nazi authorities
Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries
"Baltic Sea Passenger Ferry. There are 300 people onboard is run aground on an archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries. Today, rescue officials are preparing to evacuate the vessel. The finished coastguard Twitter that the MSR Morella operated by ferry company Viking line between the Finnish western port of Turku. And the Swedish capital Stockholm, is currently stuck on the ground south
Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say
"Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navales condition has improved allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma. The German hospital treating him said, Monday Navan any of high profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on August twentieth on a domestic flight in Russia. German chemical weapons experts say tests show the forty, four year old was poisoned with the Soviet era nerve agent prompting the German government last week to demand that Russia investigate the case. The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. Sherry t hospital said in a statement. He is responding to verbal stimuli. It remains to early to gauge the potential long-term effects off his severe poisoning. It added that the decision to publicly released details of his condition was made in consultation with Navales wife. Nirvana had been in an induced coma and the Berlin hospital since he was flown to Germany on August twenty seconds for treatment news of his gradual recovery came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office indicated that she might be willing to rethink the fate of a controversial German Russian gas pipeline project a sign of Berlin growing frustration over Moscow's stonewalling about the case. German authorities said last week that tends showed proof without doubt that Nevada any was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Nova Chalk group British authorities identified the Soviet Era Nova Chuck as the poison used on former Russian spy Sergei script. Paul and his daughter in England in two thousand eighteen. Russia. has denied the Kremlin was involved in poisoning. All knee and accused Germany failing to provide evidence about the poisoning that it requested in late. August. German. Foreign Minister Heiko Moss said Sunday that the Russian reaction could determine whether Germany changes its long-standing backing for the Nord Stream two pipeline which brings Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine. The chancellor also believes that it's wrong to rule anything out MERCKEL spokesman Stephane. Siebert told reporters Monday after being asked about mosses comments. Previously Merckel had insisted on decoupling the of all case from the pipeline project which the US strongly opposes in August three US Republican senators threatened sanctions against the operator of a Baltic. Seaport located in Merkel's parliamentary constituency for its role as a staging post for ships involved in building Nordstrom to Siebert caution that it was premature to expect Moscow response to the matter within a few days. But made it clear that Berlin wants answers soon? I can't express a clear time-limited station except that we are certainly not talking about months or the end of the year he said. German diplomats rejected the Russian suggestion that Berlin was to blame for any delay in investigating the case noting that navalny was I treated for suspected poisoning in the Siberian city of. On August twentieth. All evidence witnesses, traces, and so forth are in the place where the crime was committed presumably somewhere in Siberia said German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christopher Burger. The CO leader of Germany's opposition Green Party Robert Habat called on the government to take a stronger stance and buried the pipeline. The project divide Europe it is economically nonsensical and oversized, and it is wrong in security policy terms harbut said. Completing it would mean that Russia can do what it wants. This signal must not be sad. Mikhail Lubinov. The Russian envoy international organizations in Vienna voiced suspicions about the timing of demands to link the pipeline with an ovonic. Ace. Suspicious Coincidence Nevada case and the final stage of Nord Stream two construction which some states desperately wants to be closed I am not fond of conspiracy theories, but it is obvious that the tragic events with the Volney are very timely and helpful for opponents of Ns to he tweeted.
20 Minutes About Hacking Your Metabolism
"Why don't you introduce yourself and told our listeners a bit about yourself as far as human benchmarking for having very happy to. Peter. So lady bid about the let's start with lumine what he doesn't. Actually do so with built is probably the first real time feedback on attrition. So to think about what you have in terms of solutions to help you manage fishing today, you have diets have nutritionists and you have a lot of. Online and you have several tools to help you understand your microbiome and so forth. But in a way, there is no real feedback loop that can help you on a daily basis reflects in see what you've been doing well in what you haven't been doing well to change your nutrition to support your healthy metabolism, which is actually lumens. Go Rhino, we developed tool. Looks, in basically analyzed the CO two in your breath and by doing that, it assesses whether your body is currently using facts or fuel or cards for Jill. It's a different paradigm batteries. It's basically understanding. Okay. Are Calories being burned but what is the fuel source is actually feeding? Those was calories that you're burning whether when you're working outdoor, not just to live. Driver body and based on that metric by picking on a daily basis, you breathe into the device you see what's happening take a lot of father data points that the that we get if it's from integrations to Google fake help kids. And other devices and we provide you with a daily personality advance. So it really tells you how many macro issue should be having. We focus mainly on carbs. What is your capacity to absorb carbs in the right way today how many carbs you should be eating, and once you follow that plan and you come the morning after and you take a measurement you see that you manage to start to make make a change you wanna see body burning fats in the morning. So this is kind. Of a not in a nutshell how would somebody's metabolism differ from one another? Like do we metabolize cops differently? So there are many many differences between people but generally sticking a healthy body image, polically flexible body will wake up using fats mainly for fuel because assuming you haven't been eating for the past six hours, you've been fast six seven hours because you've been sleeping your body. That's night time is the time for the body to make that transition to fat-burner and so if you're waking up. On Burn probably means that you've been eating well, not too much in the past few days probably enough carbs that again, not to launch in the past two, three days sleeping well also gets your body to do that transition lack of stress and vice versa. So if you're not sleeping where you ate very late at night, she break alcohol or you blocked her body ability to do that switch to fat burning because alcohol anthrax allies in deliver in. So all all the fun stuff in life but. The that are damaging stressing to your body will get you to wake up on carbon. You'll morning, which is something you want to be fixing. Yeah. Of course, particularly bad metabolism are completely inhibiting actually your metabolism Wyatt's by livers forcing alcohol exactly at the body treats alcohol as poison base. Yeah. I'd. So it will I tend to that than metabolize alcohol, and this will have to process will happen in the liver, but the liver is also crucial for fat metabolism right so produce energy from fats. That's. That's where you need your liver to functioning right and so I kind of have a good idea when a wake up. Okay. Did I have too many cops maybe the night before or like some other bad behaviors maybe not enough sleep. What about throughout the day like what kind of can I expect like after having had lunch for example, right? So so swimming, let's say that your lunch with. Rich with carbs you should. You would see a spike in shift towards CARB USAGE which is okay. That the insulin is secreted the sugar gets into your blood and from the blood to the cells themselves, your cells will be using sugar. So so it's not just something we measure after after meals we offer are used to measure APPs for meals to see their metabolism is flexible. So candidate make that shift from fat burn to two cards, but still also different opportunities different. Than moments during the day that you can actually that metric can be also super insightful. So if you want to see if you're you're ready for specific a high intensity workouts you have planned. So so understanding if your body is using fat cards at the moment, because your life is in stores are full or because he just ate today or your post meal that's where you. WanNa see your body on carbon before an intense workout after workout, you can also see that shift to fat burn if that was learn again. So there are more opportunities to to take measurements you can. You can assess your fasting regiment. So basically, you're doing time restricted eating or any type of intermittent fasting the body can get into the Baltic stress in that process, right? Some kinds your body is not efficient. It's not the more you fast necessarily the better in. So we help people identify the point where they're they're fasting is not really efficient. Any more because everybody is now releasing like agenda shifting to burn even if they are not really, they haven't eaten anything. So that's another opportunity in another point in time where that metric be super insightful people.
US to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany.
"America will bring around six, thousand, four, hundred forces home and shift about five, thousand, six, hundred to other countries in. Europe. US Defense leaders said on Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete the decision fulfills trump's announced desire to withdraw troops from Germany. A number of forces will go to Italy and a major move would shift U S European. Command headquarters and Special Operations Command Europe from stood got Germany to Belgium. The future of the plan is uncertain at best since it relies on support and funding from Congress and a number of members have voiced. there. It may not survive at all. If trump isn't reelected, lawmakers have condemned. The troop cuts as a gift to Russia fueled by trump's spite at Germany. But Defense, Secretary Mark, Aspe- defended the plan saying that while the decision was accelerated by trump's orders, the moves also promote launch a strategic goals to deter Russia reassure European allies and shift forces further east into the Black Sea and Baltic regions. Trump has repeatedly accused Germany of failing to pay bills, which is a misstatement of the issue. NATO nations have pledged to dedicate two percent of their gross domestic product to defense spending by twenty, twenty, four and Germany is still short of that goal at about one point, four, percent twenty, two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee sent a letter to trump saying a reduced US commitment to Europe's defense would encourage Russian aggression and Senator Mitt. Romney of Utah on Wednesday called the plan a grave era saying it's a slap in Germany's face that will do lasting harm to American interests.
U.S. to withdraw almost 12,000 troops from Germany in sweeping reorganization
"Defense Secretary Mark Esper says about 12,000 U. S. Troops are going to be withdrawn from Germany. About half will return home while the rest will go to other European nations. President Trump has blasted Germany, claiming it fails to meet defense spending commitments for NATO. Esper says pulling US troops is not punishment. Moving forces out of central Europe, Germany, where they had been since the Cold War. Uh, since I first traveled during the early 19 eighties, and we're now moving, we're following in many ways. A boundary east where our newest allies are s O into the Black Sea region. We talked about additional forces into Poland and I think there are opportunities to put forces into the Baltics. However, some Republican lawmakers air condemning the U. S troop withdrawal and say it is a gift to
Germany's Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal
"Won all kind of plaudits for how they handled the pandemic. How is the reopening is going out smoothly. Yeah, it's not going too badly. You know, when Germany opened up more than a month ago, there were a lot of skeptics predicting second wave. That would spread through the country on that was supposed to happen by now. But so far that has not happened on a mass scale, though there have been small pockets of outbreaks that authorities have sort of managed to quell, But the summer vacation season has just started here, so we'll see what happens when more people are on the move, and we've caught you on a road trip are Germans planning? Much of the same are more Germans planning to stay home this year? Then they might have in years past. Well, yeah, This is typically the start of the annual tourism season in much of Europe and Germans typically head to the beaches of Spain, Greece, Italy and some to the United States. Obviously, the U. S is out of the question now, but Some German tourists are venturing back to these spots because they're open to anyone inside the you and more than a dozen other countries deemed safe by the year. But for the most part, Germans are sticking to their own country hotels and Airbnb is along Germany's Baltic coast are booked up as our getaways here in Bavaria. And other popular destinations. Germans air using this opportunity to sort of explore their own country in neighboring countries, But most are not going to far afield.
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"baltics" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu
"Up. Mix to Hong Cong. Feather and bone is a western style. Butch that started in two thousand fifteen sailing prime cuts of European and Aussie beef right in the hassle of Hong Kong Long Gate Street markets. Full years later it her seven locations across the city and ambitious plans to double in size and expunged broads monocle articles. James Chamber started out with Co phone too. Paul Daley and General Manager Mark John and started by asking about the evolution of fiddler on bone from a pure boots delicatessen and restaurant. I guess it's a lot. What was the strategy what you pitcher etc we not strategists? We didn't have a big picture. We don't have exit plan. We didn't really have an entry plan. We just kind of made it up as we went along. We we open gauge streets. That was is the right thing to do. We wanted equality which is in a local markets. You can have a glass of wine and a coffee then we added. Some begets in some croissants on people would sit there on the table to sit than we got off space in Happy Valley and we put in a retail section. We put thirty six in the back on. We said let's just you can of a steak won't pick it from the counter have cooked Burger and we'll cook it for you a very simple kitchen and people really liked it. Then we just hooked onto onto the team with all. This is very cool all day. Dining lists open at seven in the morning and close at eleven o'clock at night because we've got these great bacon and egg rolls that we wanted to sell with great great bacon so we open at seven o'clock in the morning. Now we sell two hundred and fifty three hundred bacon egg rolls in Happy Valley every Saturday and every Sunday morning on people queuing for them so we just not real strategist but we very good to react to what people want and then change undefined in saying Pun was the same thing again. It was very local area. can open at seven in the morning. Good foot traffic on. That was the stress you behind. Not You strategy in Hong Kong more or less determines by the site she gets. We could have a great strategy implant all day but we'd prefer to just wing it. We sat in your your newest butcher shop on on most street in the mid levels and your other locations are in what you describe. Typical kind of ex-pat locations in Hong Kong like saying Putin and Happy Valley is. Is it fair to say that the foreign community in Hong Kong is your core customer base. To be honest I think look at the of course. People are inclined to shop sort sort of products. Where the sort of remind them of home but the reality is that we kind of all kinds of people where that locals whether overseas educated locals whether that local who locals when when when you look at our restaurants and shop is the breakdown is really kind of in line with the demographics of Hong Kong and I oversee? We're opening in Shimon in West in January and that's going to be a really local market for us so we're confident. The business doesn't just work in an ex battle furnace minds. I think it's a it's a local business and I think one of the key things about what we do. You know one of the sort of the signature series that we offer is in restaurants people can come and they can pick the best I can make and have it cooked in front of them and a lot of why. That's just a reframing of a very local concept with the seafood and where people and they pick their fish oil they picked. They're they're always says or whatever ever it might be and then we have that opportunity. Cook it in front of them. And they say the provenance of products. And I think that's really important for you. Have experience of running online Deli and everybody in Hong Kong talks about how expensive it is to have a physical space but from your point of view. How important is it to have a physical shop in Hong Com in very much? So you see home delivery in in in Australia in the UK and it's massive in Hong Kong. Still still people really liked to shop. They don't live too far away from that local shops. This is kind of how we based business as well so I think thinking Hong Kong is is very important to have a physical shop. We do over an online presence. But the shops just Are the main focus on line is just a bucket really for delivery free of of waters and heavy goods and stuff like But people still like to shop they shop only for two three days. They don't nobody has is chess. Freezes here because this just no space. So they will shop for two three days maximum. And that's what we did. When we set the places we went into those high volume foot traffic areas? So going back to the point you were saying his is what's different. We never really intended to be different. We just wanted to beat in the local market hence gauge streets walls as local as we could gets on. It's just a success because we're right opposite the the wet markets and people will go to their full support in the wet market and then they'll come to us for whatever they want on the beef. The chicken on sets defy that. I've always thought that people in Hong Kong don't Cook at home but clearly that must be just me. Can you give us a little bit of insight into what your regular customers Ms. A buying and putting in basket are they shopping for the daily dinners daily meals or is it normally for a special occasion and it's a combination to be honest I think. Ah There's some there's some truth back. Hong Kong is probably cook less than the average people worldwide indefinitely from from wells England. But I think that Louis C. people coming in the visit up. which are they get that recommendation on cut and would those recommendation to Thailand for Hong Kong? Cajun's when all GonNa no one has the luxury of space that you might get to full roast something or whatever but we have some things that people can do in their kitchens. They are small and for those people who do have the luxury of space. So maybe they're going to palm full bland kitchen. We obviously have the things for their as well. I think that you know for example in this location you come in you see Steve. He offers recommendation offers that insight and then he gets the feedback as well. The great thing is for someone like Steve He gets. Pictures Appeals meals for dinner these on like Instagram Verda as easily people directly messaging and saying. Hey Steve this is fantastic. All this this thank you company fantastic taken and I think that's really important because it's so easy to forget how to cook in Hong Kong so he's forget the value of sitting around the table and I think that that's what we're trying to bring back if it ever left on when people ask me about Hong Kong and how affordable is to live here. I normally say when it comes to food. It's very cheap to eat out. But it's expensive to buy fresh produce. Would you say that's a fair assessment. It is you know everything you have to bury Mondays. Virtually no local produce. There's no local production it on on what there is is dying and and leaving those fuel palms up in in the New Territories but that sold spin pushed away with development. So then you have to bear in mind that every single product is imported. So that's costs Super Low. Cost money you go to the UK `tatoes just a quarter of the price with but we. We have to import those potatoes by they. Come all the way okay from the UK to Finland to Dubai onto Hong Kong. And then they go on the shelves and then the the the rents are very high for the retailers here as well so that should be reflected it into a into a price. People think it's expensive. It is what it is. Everybody's very very competitive when they tried to make the right margins but yet everything is going to have an audit cost because every single product is is imported. The local veg. I think from south China thought is very very reasonable everything else you're gonna pay a premium thus so it is in Hong Kong is wonder by them meats from places like Australia or the USO Franz because of the the trust issue or the or the lack of trust in in produce it's come from mainland China. How have you seen that change of people more willing to trust things that are being grown and raised in China or is it still the same? We don't have any products from China. There are some Australian Stralia suppliers now. But it's a long process on. Its is a scientific process on a cultural process. You need this culture of what were these. Farmers is a bit like scientific process. A bit like wine growing beef is very very complicated. And these guys in all's full for probably four or five generations of farmers going back you know over a hundred years same in the in France probably going buck even longer the UK as well they had the there's a whole science goes behind the cool chain the delivery the feed just the environment's so that will happen in China but it'll take a long time. It's it's like akin to a wine really honestly the way that's again these tastes with beef at Cetera. So it will happen but for the time being and then the end product is just superior in taste whether you know for whatever is disappearing from Australia from France Spain the UK so thing. I'll continue for quite a while. Tower is like a really banning around would a lot of people use it and a wine and whatnot but the reality is that you know. It's a process of China learning those methods polls talking about and Nino. It's like anything when you when you talk about Japanese whisky. You talk about twenty five years ago versus now the attitude towards wasn't even the actual quality of shifted so dramatically. And I think eventually you will see that. Same process happened for for produce in China and from from solo the more local areas. But at this moment yeah I think that the the trust is a stray Leeann and then Europeans of Pharma supplies. Because it should be and finally. You've you've you've self-funded your expansion. So far I know you have got a an investor deck out there. What big plans do you have for feather bone in the next decade? Well this is very interesting so we have been asked and in talks now to take this overseas predominantly finally as a start in three countries. We say we could probably double in Hong Kong to Roundabout fifteen stores. We've got five stores. which have very closely located cates to each other mid levels and gauge streets of belly hoffa kilometer apart and yet they complement each other which is very unusual for a brand or a a restaurant? Chain that you can have a few. You'll tend to have one or two of of of wanting on Congressman Jim so choice said we've got seven now and they don't compete with each other. They actually complement and teach other the plans. Honestly we again not real strategists but we are looking. We've been asked approach to opening Thailand which we think I think is fantastic opportunity. We know Bangkok is doing so well. And just come along leaps and bounds in the past ten years Vietnam is of similar story story on we've been approached to look at China as well. There is an inquiry from the Middle East. Also so yeah. That's very very very interesting. We're going to develop it. I think maybe it's just flattering arts. Nice to have all this attention but it doesn't deter us from what we do in Hong Kong. Well I think we want to get to fifteen shops. We WanNa have that footprint where anyone in each country's Ocala inside can also shop with us and get that experience and if if if things happen overseas and fantastic I think would as Paul says we're not really planners where reactors say bull daily and Mark John of Hong Kong's feather different boned therein discussion with Monaco's James Chambers.
"baltics" Discussed on The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast
"That really struck me as we've been going down round all of these unions Has Been when when they've done their presentations liberation liberation ration- topics don't feature that much automatically unless we've asked about them and actually. I think it must have been one of the Lithuanian unions quite openly. Said I think the UK is about twenty thirty years ahead on these topics than than we are and that did seem to be the case when we were talking about issues I think it was only one of the the Estonian unions that spoke about lgbt issues for example without US asking about it. I am in a weird way. Actually it made me quite reassured that we were heading in the right direction within the UK and actually perhaps a lot of these Baltic states might have that sort of period of time and Enlightenment and liberation ahead of the much. They look the other thing that we've seen all week are fascinating big national debates about size of the sector student numbers whether you give students funding on student student loans. We've seen all sorts of big contemporary sector. Debates off. Sat there all week thinking well. That's not what Philip said in the UK. So yeah so I just London's you'll thoughts folks on the panel on some of the things you've seen in terms of the way in which highridge cash about in politics or how that's done and so two. The things really interested me about the examples. Say One of which was be a few institutes in revisited. Were just having one hundred birthdays quite a few actually I'm they were electing directors vice chancellors and the accent which people spoke. I thought as a community event was really interesting. Inspiring now some of our chances a a elected I'm doing vertical by Senate or council somewhat chief executives and appointed and that's and that's fine visions but it did interest me that the white one host spoke about. It made it much more. The community came together to sell you wanted are there was one place we visited. Who are the current rector is going for reelection? But it's contested. Did people from outside the institution going really interesting. And the second thing that really interested me was in Finland where spoke about the institutional community academic and professional staff now at Durham included in the professional services staff. You don't go to the vice. Chancellor summit generally incredibly empowering but it does interest me sometimes. uh-huh you do get like health syndrome like it's if the professionals could be silent and obedience. That would be really helpful. There's a definite vibe of that. Sometimes and we think about institutions as being academics on students but actually the extent to which determines the culture the community. We've spoken about sexual harassment at this in this podcast and that is a community intervention. Everybody in he's gone border that that's about values and what you do when you don't have a procedure so I think fillon talking about their professional services colleagues as part of the decision making process. You Know Deborah third of Senate Wasn't students in academics. He was also professionals and again like nine. Ten British institutions burned down with. Somebody suggested that but it seems such an obvious idea to think about new talking about cross else. Compass cultures the include all the people. Here they do a really wonder what would happen if we do that in the UK. There's something that's really stayed with me. For the first few unions that we visited various people asked about how students are perceived by the local communities because in the UK was talk about town gallon his shoes. It's rubbish or it's noise or it's drinking or whatever it is is and actually for the first few unions that we asked. The answers suggested to me that they didn't quite understand the concept of the question. I e the fact that the students were viewed any different from anybody else was quite alien and then this morning we're at Turkey University and we asked a similar question and the president said a phrase. which was I think people like students because we are the future and it was such a simple thing but I was just a thing in the UK or it's certainly not a thing in the UK that we see the narrative in the press or anything actually? I thought that was quite stock that there seems to be this real significant difference between the way that a Sort of citizens or the public view students in these states that we've been visiting compared to the UK. Because certainly in the last five years. I think students have been demonized somewhat Certainly in the press and I think something that we in the UK probably learned from his collaborative approach and the unions. That we've been to have worked in unison. UNISOM universities but also in unison with each other every union. We went to very aware of what was happening in the other unions around that country respectively actively across the region that we've been visiting and I think it goes to show the things that could be had and we've got a lot more universities in unions in the UK then the countries. I've hit but I think something can be set up collaborative effects and I think that probably goes a long way to explain why there is Not Student problem here all the perception of ships being shea because over the each other. There's no there's no rivalry between between universities and unions within the same town because they are a student town they all one they will one group and they you feel like they have to get all body about their space and I think a the national unions during a lot to just have the oversight stay. They don't necessarily intervene they don't necessarily dictate what they should be the small you should be doing but they are about umbrella to out for all of the unions and just make sure they're not feeling alone and that they know what everyone's doing I think that sort of constant contact with each other and the fact that they have all of these summits and they meet once a month in the capital sued Have a chat about what's going on is really inspiring. I think as well Someone that we picked up in Finland's Day was that was that they have H. S.. They pay fifty five euros a year to be part of this and it's obviously separate from their usual health service but we also just shows how much they prioritize all all forms of health. You know obviously came across the globe. Huge issue is mental health. And I think they all going in the right direction action with this the NHS NHS is strained always is probably always will be if we have it and it's great that they a they have prioritized it they pay a small fee for years worth vet And that they don't have have these times we have and shoots in the UK deteriorates Jason because they're not seeing quick and often universities are encouraged to take up their own. Will we all have our own wellbeing services apart from any test and I think it's quite in a catastrophic place you can. I think it's absolutely unbelievable that they have their own health services for that for that price. I think one of the key things I kind of took away from the trip was student numbers kind of across the board all of the Baltic states. We went to they all kind of mention that decreasing in numbers due to population issues and also history wall wall things like that. But actually I think there's something all experiencing and it kind of highlights my earlier about this so many issues that we're facing globally and it was just kind of really interesting to hear about there's numbers And then kind of some of the issues came in these countries from Things like free fees. I'm actually dips in. I think it was well. What we yeah talent island that we were in Estonia where they were talking about? Actually the the student numbers dropped when the free at the feast became free. and which I find kind of crazy so there's so many interesting topics about now. Actually maybe free fees isn't the answer and sometimes we look to stay. You know I took the anyone has the answer for this occasion. Yeah excellent. That's about it for the suite will be back in the UK next week with the show to find out more about anything we've discussed today in cereal find links on the episode Patrick Wonky Dot Com Dowsett. Oh actually show what I would do. You know what I mean. It's not it's nonsense anyway. You can definitely leave your thoughts and comments on that page to get. You can subscribe to our so. It's not simply just such for the Wonky Honky. Show on your favorite podcast directory. Oh you'll find the Geneva one Q.
"baltics" Discussed on The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast
"To get that support from mirror institution if you're not physically there on that campus and increasingly the way the sector is going. We're GONNA see more and more of their students in future years absolutely integral that they are central to this work moving putting forward now. This week we've been across the Baltics Finland to strengthen links with Europe promote corporation and steal. Some ideas we had a great time in Riga and Estonia and while we were there we got a coffee with christel yaacob son. WHO's president of their new APPS? The political scene is very colorful right now. In Sonia the garment of Estonian the higher education institutions. Don't exactly see I try on everything and everything I mean finances. It's it's been kind kind of tricky. Since last spring I would say as the financing of universities has not grown in recent years and it's been quite a struggle four universities to get by as universities in general are quite high in the rankings in Europe and for example university is the best in the ball. But it's not enough. It's just the case that this funding to universities have from the state is not nearly enough to uphold these positions rake break universities. And that's why universities are now looking for extra funding and where else to look for when the state says. We don't have an extra funding to provide. Are you with then. Of course is turned to the students so the students must have a lot of money to pay for education and the Federation of Estonia Estonians Student Unions. We say students don't have that sort of money to pay which is actually quite funny again when you look at the European scaled and none of the countries actually considering going for paid education with exactly the opposite trend and then there comes Estonia that you're wildcard right so we think that maybe students would like to pay for higher education. On how much are they suggesting. Students might have to pay in the future. But that's the thing and with government door like any political thing I would say in general. They don't have any statistics they don't have any research based on it or to to base their ideas any of it. They say from three thousand euros a year to three hundred hundred a month so it really varies on curriculum and we find it again. Unlike a dangerous thing because if you have different payment options for different curriculums it might affect for example if you have. Dr Medicine Studies that would for example. Pay Like a thousand a month versus some language that would cost maybe less it would define fine also what students are studying. And I don't think that's reason for functioning society in general if you start lacking some sort of areas in your institution and sending your sidelines is whole and just tell us briefly about Stephen Support. Arrangements is maintenance or can for or student some. How does that work? And it doesn't work at all and I would say supports not nearly enough. We always seem for more but right now there are in quite many scholarship for different fields of education in higher education. And the fear if you for example to study a teacher It's it's become a teacher then as we know in Sony Right now. We're lacking teachers in high schools and secondary schools so the state understands that and they actually provide higher scholarships soups and they have actually worked so this year we had we filled in all the positions of teachers studies. So it's like a good sign that if there is a lack of something and state says it's needed to be filled under society likes to teachers than now higher. Education provides you with these teachers interest because they get enough scholarships and will I mean. It's I think it's a good thing. And when we were in Tartu he was talking about. It's something about some funds or loan like we couldn't really work out which was all based on how much you'll parents and so some students some students get married in order to get funding. ESPN reason to that. Young people get married in Estonian. That's no joke but yeah that's true because it is considered that the marriage parties as well as if you're part of a family and you can apply for support of us like some sort of government those our ship I but it's not much as seventy months or tops. Two hundred ten I. Oh I think are two hundred and seventy was something like that that the state would help you with. Your parents. Don't turn for example the minimum. It's the state's way of Kim support. If you're part of a family and when you get married you create a different kind of family you carry Supper family and if posted people are students in that family millie for example studying in university. Then you need support because you're working maximum support amount so happy marriage inch. Can you give us a sense of. What kind of debates are we in? Universities are universities responding to having less money doing on their AH sorts of government. Some the way I make decisions isn't actually two separate questions. For example first of all universities are not happy with what is happening thing with with the government right now or what is happening within the states right. Now it's not pleasing anybody least of all the students and the university's But within the university actually it doesn't stop them from actually going forward with these things still so. In the major the biggest universities right now university of the timing UNIX technology and mercy both going to structure changes right now in governance in university governance so oh so the university governance is changing right now as they have example of touching Cheney mercy which means that this supervisor or is on everything is changing and how universities run and all these bodies as the clerk different. They're now being constructed on the basis of that university so they are now becoming the same just the university. The governance parts at least smaller universities are also startling. They have less funding but also the case. He's with them. More universities right right now are just like they don't have much funding so it's actually come up that they do consider the maybe how to cut down on costs is joined. Uh to find like try and curriculums may be open if one university offers really good English lessons for example or English curriculum or language in general than they give their students to institute study like which fair and they are coal breaking a lot more and I think sexual could sign that stone only go their own way anymore that they actually do cooperate in fields that I would have never expected before and it's I think the one good example say aviation academy and talk to and they have a cooperation Gratien Tufts University. On how are we being viewed by friends colleagues around your friends Brandin colleagues follower Doesn't change much because weariness incidents agents union so we still see representatives. It's not that big of a question if we speak on institutional level or the universities -versities than it is tricky especially when it comes to scholarships and on National National National scale as I mentioned actually earlier in the presentation that gave you is that that the funding is very clear for scholarships. And it's mostly always focused around. European countries like the students come from European countries European Union those countries that belong to the European Union. They do a have benefits and they do have. They haven't done this when it comes to applying for higher education institutions even when they apply for emiss- curriculums and when now there's a country that we don't actually know too much what's going to happen even though the minister has said repeatedly that it's not GonNa Change Anything it's still moon fine and recruitment agencies and Estonia that students to go to universities in England. They also say like it's totally fine. Don't worry we're fine. Brexit doesn't mean much but it us but in the end it actually does. We are very aware of that. It does change some things and when you listen to the political side of things. It's still like repeatedly again fine. Fine fine but which differ little sad. But it's okay if it's what the people want that is what the people the next up a paper from happy for fresh action this week across the education system to improve the UK's woeful performance on young people's acquisition of a second language the reports awesome. I'm Megan Ballinger thirtyish in classics notes that Thirty Two percents of sixteen to thirty year olds in the UK feel confident reading and writing in another language compared to an eighteen nine percent everage in other countries Vicky lead us off on this on the DC level. Take up a French or Spanish but.
"baltics" Discussed on The Wonkhe Show - the higher education podcast
"Welcome to the Wonky. Show your weekly into higher education policy people and politics. I'm Jim Nicholson just explain. This week has been the one ashes European study towards the Baltics Finland where we visited fifteen universities and student organizations across four countries by road and see and almost one hundred friends and partners from here in eastern and northern Europe. Safe Haven Helsinki to discuss this week's developments we have five big names from the St Movement. Different I stop Evil Caucus President Bath Students Union Eve your highlight of the week. Please probably the women in Latvia Let the National Union and the university that we visited his pretty fat us. Next up. Vicki say would reduce the education officer can union Vicky or highlight the week probably those at Jalan University. They really have their head screwed on straight. And you're exactly what they were doing. Soil passionate about their jobs is really nice to say excellent. And Katie Smith the president's at Newcastle University students in Katie. Your big highlight Navin not across the globe. We all face the same problems. Get lucky he's president bath SPA students. She'd jazz your big highlight being so welcomed by all of the universities and I was really impressed with the anguish and just being feeling really welcome to the list. We'll definitely come onto the English. Crested a minute and Gary Chief Executive Durham Students Union. Gary your highlight of the week. All you really loved hearing from everybody Massey. Focus on student mental health and the really exciting things. They're doing it we hadn't even thought of in UK brilliant so yes we start this week with the needs that the office for students has published a proposed set of expectations on how universities and colleges in England should deal with reports of harassment and all forms of sexual misconduct. It's a pretty comprehensive and far-reaching work that directly addresses an issue that students and their representative organizations have been campaigning on New Year's Eve doubtless. You've don lots of reading on this this afternoon. What kick us off so the the report is obviously welcome from the Office for students and contains a lot of things that certainly certainly students the student unions have been campaigning for a really long time something that was particularly interesting to me from the buffs perspective exposes about the the role of the Governing Body and the oversight that they should have over this issue throughout the question to me about the fact that so many of those governing bodies are still pale male and stale? And what does that mean for those governors asking the right questions when it comes to the strategic oversight of this issue and it was so occurred to me that we need to be increasing. Ah students knowledge of this piece of work because it should hopefully increase the confidence that they have to report today university when they experienced any form of harassment. So so Vicki. There's quite a bit in their helpfully. Think about kind of student Chiens with exist on student engagement more on student engagement than props. Just clunky and office commissioning. Yeah I think it goes beyond just having one officer as a representative for students especially with matter. That's this delicate. I think it's quite complex. Problem harassment in the higher education sector. Generally there's so many different forms of and I don't think it's necessarily just at the scene in union level that we need to deal with this separately. Why the conversation that I think more shouldn't get involved with an motions niece getting with with their institutions? Because guys like so much more beyond in it to us and see what we can do we bring to work collaboratively. I think I'll forward Tokyo. The season focused exclusively exclusively on initiations initiations type of harassment obviously had some significant problems Newcastle in. This space. This is this welcome. This intervention from the regulator definitely in Newcastle last year obviously did a lot with UK report. That came out and it was completely adopted into the university and in all directions at the start of the YEA. I think we've got a lot from it and I think it's good to have open space where we talk about it. I think a similar thing with this report is really important. And it's about time that we start talking about more freely and I think that in Newcastle as come from the students and I think that's great that is actually being followed through its bottom up and shoots needs have more of a say on not. Just sit on. These committees ought to drive the change and students change makers and I think this is evidence of that. I'm Debbie what's interesting isn't it because on the one hand this is one of the first moments where the office for the students appears to be actually working on something. That Stevens themselves might prioritize but I guess some universities will be concerned that this represents a kind of regulatory ovary. Yeah was Really Interested in reading the consultation document. How fast consider taking no action that was in the rationale that they published but just imagine? If I had another scandals that have happened Newcastle. I'm just speaking about but all across the sector. I think the average argument. It just doesn't hold any water with me. I don't think hold any water with students. They reputation this actually in. This area is so weak. Like every tom you open the paper. There's a story that suggests this is important and as I pointed out the inconsistencies the lack of action some instances I think I'm really really upsetting. Give institutions tried to hide away and say were autonomous. We shouldn't have to do this when they're so clearly a need for action and it would be a real shame if they tried to autonomy. As the reason the good answers we can develop the consultation but they expectations go faster. I seem entirely reasonable to me. Nothing they will do to the most student unions students and jazz in one of the things that the consultation touches. Oh she's on. Is the kind of quality. Often training of the sorts of people are involved in some of these processes and decisions and the governance of them. And you know I guess. There's an interesting question. Isn't there about an old fashioned culture that says three or four academics can handle you know a bit student graffiti something a lot more all complex going on this time I am. I completely agree with everyone said so far and and I do think that this issue isn't going away and I do think that universities need to Admit they probably can't face this alone and they probably need some external input to kind of understand. These shoes have further representation across the board not just from students but actually I'm getting professionals nationals in who can deal with these issues admitting that they kind of need that support for show. I'm Gary just before we move off. This is an interesting question. Directly for students unions means and to some extent you know departments of sport holes there are. It's pretty clear that if there are complaints about another it regards the university university responsible. But you know I can think of all sorts of universities which effectively delegate lots of student conduct and discipline shoes either to their students union. Or you know there are those cases. This is a case of the oxygen the other week you know there's all sorts of bits and I try that mark play on. Yeah as a student union manager that really interests me because the activities we will run we. Hey reports where things are just unacceptable. I wouldn't go so decide. I know any examples of the caliber. I bet that we've seen in the press guidance ridiculing trying to cover all sorts of ways in which students are harassed on campus. What was really clear to me? And the consultation was that we con- com not work on this even if this consultation wasn't here we should have been doing this anyway. They've exposed a real gap. I don't think we can be in situation where we tried to discipline. Students wouldn't in one pocket and leave it where we don't share data where we don't have slick prose essays. Student unions themselves have got a real call to action here to make sure we are are of ensuring that no space on some on campus heights. This issue about student coverage is really interesting. Isn't it because I guess you know. Lots of procedures is kind of a hidden assumption that it surprised full-time undergraduates but this is really clear about meaning all students. Yeah definitely it's something really really pleased as to the report especially somewhere like bath where sixty percent of our student body takes third year round on placement and so to see that sort of diverse range of students students experiences covered in the report so important especially as certainly from my experiences representative. It's far more difficult.
"baltics" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Income and more on over one hundred twenty five markets in thirty one countries learn more or open an ID K. are integrated investment account I. D. G. 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S. allocating hundred seventy five million dollars in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania for a twenty twenty these three countries are NATO members and they're all bordering Russia Estonia officials say that along with the one hundred twenty five million dollars in general military aid Washington as for the first time your mark this separate fifty million dollar budget line that money will boost air defense capabilities for all of these three ex Soviet republics next month here in the states president trump will hold his first rally of the new year it has the potential though to coincide with the beginning of the Senate impeachment trial that keep America great rally is set to take place January ninth in Toledo whole heiau and the impeachment trial is expected to begin that very week although it may be delayed since lawmakers in the Senate are kind of arguing over there or whether or not to call new witnesses in Syria government forces are pressing ahead with a new military assault on the country's last rebel stronghold the offensive actually began last week but it's triggered a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish border global news twenty four hours a day on air and on quick take by Bloomberg on deck prisoner in New York Juliet thank you so much Doug let's get back to this in detail to see I a mentoring capital he's in a Hong Kong studio we're just talking about some potential positive signs of a seeing in the global economy I guess it still comes down to the U. S. consume as well which is held up very strong ladies and then we had yesterday on Bloomberg from Brian one hand the bank of America CEO and he was saying you know if they're still saying very positive sign so I guess that's encouraging and and pointing further to what you were alluding to at how positive does twenty twenty look then I think from an economic point of view it such as as a sentence looking quite quite positive on an eight eight something about a note date would never really say but like you said could you as consumers holding up but generally if you look at what's going on pretty much outside of China you would probably extend that to Asia as a whole but the rest was starting to look pretty positive and I think that will start filtering through into the side of the world as well my one caveat is if you're looking at it from a market point of view that we've had a massive rally this Saturday has sustainable that is and then it's you know it's always a forward looking mechanism but I think a lot of that's going to come down to what happens on the elections could you say though that that the rally came off a low base given what we saw in December last year the images come off a little bit of it but I mean at the end of the day was still at what the ten year round yeah say you know it's it's been quite an elongated Riley and so I still have gains of twenty thirty percent in the markets that's that's quite substantial not smoke one caveat is that anything you can continue to have a situation where markets in the rise double digits so you got to be a little bit more strategic in terms of how you gonna play the markets you're probably gonna have to look at it from trying to buy a little bit so and just pick up rallies I don't think as a side you can have a similar situations apart and second off the air which is going up in a straight line pretty much is there any specific market you think it is overboard and you'd be getting out of yeah I mean if I think the north American market starting to look quite country they've you know they've had twenty thirty percent gains I think if you're looking at bargains as I said I think Asia hasn't really full it's in a big way I'm probably that's why you probably so see some of the markets that we're just not see equalise against what's happened in the west now we do have political issues I on the side of the world we do you have a set of trying to stay down so there are reasons for it but I think if you just look at it from a natural market for the VA I think it the Czech markets looking on the side of the world in what sense once again the west you're on the phone here's the thing the spiritual place on the positive side of it was about dead the global economy the U. S. consumer what about cap ex is that come back in twenty twenty and I guess to what extent I think it's it needs here with a lot of of there's a lot of patter out there that need some getting to work I think if we do start seeing a little bit of Selena people start shifting interest thank sing on it I try to be starring Catholics a base there and gray three in total matches so I think there will be some sort of repentance and I think it's something that will eventually take comes for it as the year goes on you talk today about Sepp political consensus well we can't send not to mention what happened where you live in Hong Kong where they spend six months of protests Carrie lam last week saying she thinks the west is all over what do you see what is your client's telling you about their concerns I think it's very clear the government over here is completely out of touch or she thinks the west as I have a I think she's leading herself because I think she she thinks that she can just sit there and do nothing for not actually also what the prices are awesome people there will be an escalation again it's just yeah what the end of the year we've had six months of it it's probably just a little bit of a step back but I think at the end of the day that needs to be some sort of compromise on both sides but it's easy matches with bass like state commission required for him I mean that's nothing I'm probably open dialogue on universal suffrage if not actually grown to say the least if they stop thing there's two things I think the rest just of because of size and without saying in a positive moments of coming back here the good thing about the world is people have very short memories say soon as it safe our people start coming back and I think you'll see a lot about nothing coming three but date I don't think it anyway that the west is a bit of sense all right is in Dallas have a great Christmas thank you thank it's you'll thank you and for your insides over twenty nineteen as well that it's missing down to see I I Mandarin capital in a Hong Kong interactive break a studio for us here on Bloomberg daybreak Asia the hang sang index is expected to open up in about five minutes time it's looking pretty flat to looking like it will open fairly unchanged at twenty seven thousand nine hundred and one point the CSI three hundred of course as I mentioned yesterday posted its first decline of more than one percent in six weeks that was after a state backed funds that would parrot stakes in some tech companies this is this is the blue combining home and auto with State Farm gets your whole life coverage for less but the State Farm radio ad gets.
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"This is going on sorry about that. But I'll really was interested in you know, because I feel funny writing things just. And great that you shared your experience looked. Let's the episode is on the Baltics. Did you feel like? Segue. So you did feel did. And I was I actually so I heard two things some people were like, oh, there's nothing to do there, which was super not true. And then and this is just for me via like, I'm not I don't know the whole region. Very well. But I went to lot specifically. I didn't find that. There's nothing to do. And then some of like, my older family members were little like, oh, I don't think it's safe. I feel like there's like the still like historical sort of like connotation that still with them or something that like my parents think of so they were like, oh is it safe of a blessing? When I arrived. I was a little like, maybe I'll say in tonight, and you know, just say around though tell and then like the next day. I actually went out and explored. I felt completely safe. Like, you know, one of the safest places I've ever felt and then I did tons of day trips out of the city is I based in Riga the whole time and. Yeah. And no points that I feel unsafe. I felt like the people were nice and friendly. It was very easy to get around. So it was kind of like the perfect decimation. I felt like I traveller will you parents live. It does have a dunk. Yeah. They think of it. Now, it's like, oh is that still happening? Well on your saw you've got so many articles, Latvia and wanting -cluded the KGB museum, speaking of dot bust. Did you like that see? So yeah, the museum is actually like pretty small and simple. And it's wild like to think about what happened here though. So it's actually I didn't really talk about it with them, and you locals, but I was told, you know, like, if you if you talk about it with some people that live there, I think they called it the corner house people still get kind of like chills for mitt because it has such a dark dark history. So the when you walk through the museum they have kind of a lot of them. I guess you would say giant signs, but not in a boring way. Like, the the history is so the ark. But fascinating. So you really like I read everything so you kinda like go through history in timeline walking through the museum, and you can see some portrait's of people that were kept there. According to what I read people were just taken and kept their in their families may have not been notified. So really, really? Scary history happened in this building that just seems like quiet and simple today. It's eerie to think about his there. Anyway, off the track outside of Riga that you can recommend you said you did a few trips. Oh, yes. So in Latvia, I did actually left. We ended up being one of the quirkier trip. So I if you tours and I did work with the tourism board a little bit. So I didn't know all of the logistics until the week before. And I said I love adventure travel. So they set me up with a they said it was a jungle high and Santa paddle boarding trip. Mike, okay. Go there. Find out the sin of power ending their their picking me up at three AM. What I've never gone to paddle boarding at three. And then the night hikes started. Met in the cities under nine pm to drive to the place that started at ten pm. So the Santa paddle boarding, really cool and like smoke is coming off the mirror lake. It's morning. It's quiet. That was incredible in the night hike with very challenging the people who lead it are very into nature. They tell you. I wore shoes, I'm not gonna lie. But they say, you know, you don't wear shoes. They don't wear shoes really becoming one with nature at nighttime. You can have a headlamp. But they kinda suggestion him you turn it off for most of the time. So you're really hiking in the complete darkness. You get to see like what's the movie with the glowing plants avatar? I think. Yes. Those are real apparently..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Because I also brought quad the articles on the safety, and and to and you know, part of that ease if you got to this tonight, and they attitudes towards women, especially women, traveling alone, a different what you expected home. And and the suggestion is that. Everybody makes not just me that women have women have to change their behavior. Women have to change their behavior in in that situation. I think it's tough because it's like an ideal world, everyone wouldn't treat. You know? Everyone do the right thing, right. Foodstuff? I feel like for me. It's just being aware of my surroundings, and realizing that there are people who are potentially gonna take advantage of me and needing to be aware of that people like I've been sexually assaulted like in a hostile from someone who worked there like literally I asked for something at the front desk and in two seconds. I was like pushed against the wall with this guy like putting his hands up my skirt kissing me. And it was the craziest thing because I ran up the stairs. I had actually met like someone else along the way. Another like another traveler, here's a guy, and I told him what happened. He went down did get a little physical. He you know, stuck up for me. But the owner of the hassle was called, and the the owner asked me like thirty times if I was telling the truth. It was like the craziest thing because I'm just like why would I make this up and also? Oh, like, the asked me so many times that I genuinely started questioning myself. Yeah. And then finally the guy admitted it and he got fired. But I was like how could you sit there and ask me if I was telling the truth over Nova yet Allie yell travel safety Rhonda in the women in travel episode said that they will always normally Cy. Oh, usually say what did you do? Yeah. Yeah. This..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"That's tangible about such a great idea because so often particular nowadays, you go when you take thousands of dollars in sit there on your laptop when your computer, and you never look through them again. And so that having process of full says you to go through your photos, whittled them down to the other no thirty or forty really good. And then parliament a book one of one of the pillars of what will name as is. You should share stories. You should tell you stories as well. Now. Mike competition hot of you. But you should have ago writing their own travel story, not for publication, but for themselves perhaps up -solutely. It's I mean when you travel knowing that you can have to write about an opt to it's your you're much more immersed in the destination. You're much more observant you're much more open to experiences because you think well, I need to tell the story into time. Whether it's for publication or it might just be proportional blog where modesty for E mail to family and friends. And so, you know, you more observant you look at the colors, you think about the sounds you you take down as that'll snatches of conversation that really interesting comment might by the taxi driver. And so I think it makes you a better travel. There will be Lincolnshire notes to read rub stories and more information on he's travel writing which holds participate in one tested. Well, we have a new affiliate patent here. It will I meant Jesse. Sorry. It's time now to find out a little more about the Baltics in what Jesse on a journey is all about. So when I went to college I thought that I would do nonprofit PR that was sort of the goal. And then when I studied abroad in lovely Australia. I decided that I just wanted to keep travelling became bitten by the travel bug as they say, and then I just started doing a lot of research trying to see what I could do in terms of travel job. And I saw people just like me with travelogues, which I'd never heard of before this is like two thousand eleven and I realized like you didn't have to be, you know, Samantha Brown or some celebrity to really like right about travel. So I pursued it really aggressively. And when I started I really wanted to show women in particular that you didn't need to wait for someone else to travel usually travel by myself, even though I'm engaged. Now. I still usually travel by myself move just finished episode on women in travel. How do you find traveling the world is a solo female? Yeah. I think it's great. I think it's very empowering, you know, when you travel on your own, especially you, really realize what you're capable of you run into even just little things like, you know, your luggage doesn't get off the plane, and you have to figure out how to deal with that. And it's not a big deal. I actually once in my life for a week that was kind of frustrating, but you'll you'll live it'll be fine. And you figure out how to like navigate these little or like I've missed a train before. Because I didn't realize they'd said it switched tracks because it was in like a talian, and you know, before going on the trip. I'm like, oh my gosh. What if I miss a train well stayed an extra night in the place. I was in and it was fine. And I just went on were the next day. And these things that seem so small aren't as big. I mean that seems so big aren't as big as they actually may have seemed beforehand not to say, I've never run into any issues. Like, you definitely need to. Be aware of your surroundings. And there are some unique challenges. I think that women face that maybe men don't as much cannot make sense does give a coulee question about this..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Different hours. So I love the may heading to the airport on the b that you can have at seven o'clock in the morning without. Anticipation of getting on the on the plane, and you know, the excitement of peaking meal or what you might watch that. And then they distance for me that that's part of the fun. I really doing joy that. But on the return, it's as you said rope, you know, with the stylings we traveling phoning fifteen hours, it's Sawyer depressing. Just Amer's unless you left when you go on the plan, and you're sitting in one of those seats of the front renew stuck in the in the civic across with everyone else. And it's it's tough. A friend of mine took his wife to the United States for right significant anniversary number and split down on business class sites touring turning lift. And so his wife she settled in had a very nice time metro, she got some sleep for where they arrived, but for my friend. He said, this is probably only going to happen to me once so he stayed up all night. All the. That is the reason. But airlines don't upgrade economy people so often it, you know, they've got space aids in business pre Makoni. But I know if they have grade economy passenger, they will be Hardaway 'ring than any business gonna try everything and everything to be movie. And so you all times that I've got to travel businesses being quite interesting because the ticket on overnight flights you'll find the business people that will have dinner in the lounge beforehand. They get on a flight, but this is from New York to London a night asleep. So I the whole point is need to get five hours sleep. So that I can hit the ground running. I was the so light in business class triggers. One spotlight coming down when I was eating getting another Bailey's. Yes. They'll have the ice cream. Exactly that you you you've sold it life by the sounds of it, you do often strident. Hoffy Yucai in Europe. Yes. Oh sensually. I leave a stray Leah around may each year. And then I do about a month trouble in the US. And then. Then I do three months in Europe, another another month US instead of September, Tom, and I'll get back to Australia in October and part of that is actually issued. We talked about earlier, which is that. I'm a freelance trouble rights said to get flight supports difficult, it tickly from Australia. So if I want to trip in Europe, then someone's flying more straight is expensive, but to get from London with various, cheap, European airlines is much cheaper. And so it's it's better for me to be based in Europe for that time, and then I can be stories around there. And then put the US on some in the US, it's easy to get around seasonal disorder. Vietnamese. What are we going to travel return disorder? Yeah. That we we need to TI. Any any thin on recovering from what what are we calling to lie? Eli. Date any tips in from you. I mean, there isn't few one is the Tron apply that same I guess appreciation curiosity to your home as you do when you travel. I think the biggest thing sent he the the biggest strategy for me is just acceptance. You have to extent that that down that you hit that sit of coming back down the rollercoaster opt to your trip. It's just a very necessary part travel, and that is what gives you the comparison to get excited about again when you go and book, you'll get an extra Phil. What do you do not seen you seen? You haven't convinced me that you've got any tips. I just ride around swearing and smashing. I. My wife has has the take Nate Nampa, she she says yours has another trip that you must be looking forward to one of the things she does when we get back eight and sometimes you registered whilst still away. She books next. I like that wolf for me one thing that I liked today as to to think about the next trip, but to come home, and I'm a big fan of the snap fischel apple books. Putting you fight is into something that will arrive in the price..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"By. So he can buy sling. Now four full of seat in front of you said that she can put you can rest your fate, and it doesn't sort of interfere with it doesn't interfere with the person front of you until I die seat back. And you these through those. It did mention that. It was a pros and cons addic-. Survey American teachers reveal Cindy four percent of them believe traveling as child makes you more successful in life. If you think you've pecking away the backpack when he set a family, the good news is you can set as a one the lesson. Pretend you do it for the keep going or what? What do you take a camera with you when you travel or do you along used to have a digital Acela? Now, just blow my mind because the DSL are is too big and buff or. Compact travel cameras making bit of a comeback and Nikon has just released its latest vision, the cool peaks a one thousand coping so I think that's a cheap tending night. Anyway, apparently, they good cameras camera made much me. But it does have a thirty five times optical zoom and a three inch touchscreen that falls at. So you get nice view of what you taking fight of it's easy to use and your little bit more control of you know, is window that sort of stuff. So you can turn some truly Instagram with the fight agred. Michael France, jealous said not only did I wear the Baltics where I don't even know what I always which is one pick someone digital. The depth of your troubles. These. That's it. I'm done. Awesome. Well, we are obviously back into the swing of things with the fifth season behind us. And it's often tough and depressing..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"No to hold town. Riga the pocket. The right has the vibe acute. Thanks. Funding fully annoys, and you tongue the because he wrote about the food as well in the article. So you're surprised by that you lots of good barbecues. The amazing. Absolutely. They've got one of the things we love to in in Riga was the marketplace because it's in a huge zeppelin Hannah. Now, I had to really wreck my brain to go zeppelin's, those giant balloons. But yeah series of zeppelin hangars, and in there, they've got the just the, you know, usual dice die market, but they have all these little Stolz restaurants things. So you can just go to choose fresh-faced shin. I have launched their the food is just outstanding. If you kite, you can go and Troy and the quote famous for this is the ROY Briggs. Okay. You write about that? In the article toy Dinesh, e I love Riber in Dhaka, the better. Evan. Well, you haven't convinced me on the dogs and. Kind of in the organ transplant, but you have convinced me on Latvia guys use such fun to chat to thank you. So much. Joking. Look warning. They will be of that dog guys talking about insurance along with links to they've logged vagrants the world are now you laugh, but sexually quite serious. And why should we put the cheapest that's horrific fun that you still? Tell me what was still trying to struggle on. How it deals with organ transplant uses got to then? Yeah. The Nejib able to prove that you can connect one entities veins and circulatory system to another animals will being and that the onion practicing dri doing the surgery on something buzzing got released putting normally it's mice. But look this is you know. It's historical as well. I'm not quite sure you'd be able to get away with it these days, it's nineteen fifties. Big rights. I find movie anyone's. Human. What is he? All right. The ninety two year old Queen of England has been traveling to the four corners of once glorious empire since she was twenty one she's visited one hundred twenty different countries many more than once, but it's been revealed in a new book, she dislikes air travel. Not quite a fear of traveling. But she says she doesn't enjoy it. And as far as I could tell she travels clause. I wonder what she thinks she bunk Beck and kettle class for the rest of his something coming up on that too. USA today. Trouble writer, Rick Seaney has named what he calls the five travel files that will ruin you triple culture money not taking to account possible airport delays yet, especially in the United States, those cues to get through TSA, can you can United. Sometimes they more than three hours yet through those failure to weigh your own luggage checked up with an IVA white bag and having to wear over your clothes. Literally, hundreds finally screen your luggage. That's you know, liquids and the other cycle contraband that you might have tucked away. And you're gonna get you pulled out of the Keats. I'm so the stuff fairly Dimona gates in terminals is. Guilty of that is I haven't heard that the change gates into yet and failure to mind your own personal space. That's been the bay fake. Get stuck through the gap in the seat from behind you seventy smelly feet sticking in your personal.
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"They finally enough I on you about. But I don't know why that one I told you. I'll tell you. Another fun fact about let which we found while we were there. Welcome transplants came from Latvia. Like what's the history behind that? In riga. This is really unusual museum there, and they have this stuffed dog on display at has another dog grafted onto the back of it. And that was the racist. The started own transplants. Exactly. Saw you throwing a bucket of water over. Hungry. We have to get really close curriculum. Kevin kate. What did you learn? What what's the connection thing to dogs helping position to transplant? Is that the dog on talk in have already? Drink. Because. So they have a look. The dog on tall is just like he's head miserable polls, and they connected to the neck of the other door. Yeah. Yeah. These these really young unusual things that have been happening in Latvia before any sort of thought about going there. And just gives a bit about the selection. So obviously that's a lot to do with, you know, the Soviet era. What I mean, I'm what what kind of a faked being isolated like that his head on the place. What's so good about that? Now. Think we've spent a lotta time in former communist countries if you like, and I think one thing we noticed about Riga, especially older ones, retain too. It seems to be a lot more progressive than a lot of the countries that have been closed off for many years. Didn't that it was a lot more. Perhaps. It's the the new generation coming through are really making a child in making a change to like. But that was one of the things we noticed this vicious soon. As we arrived was made just seem to be a lot more progressive, and they seem to have moved forward a lot quicker than some of the countries that were closed off compared to its tiny, which she both went the same thing. You know, I think it's. Wholesomely could be reaching the Kobe because they have got close they close to Scandinavia. So they created that influence with those northern European countries. But similar I think to some respect you'd have to put the three Baltic countries in one basket in that why wouldn't you from all of the countries that we've to that have you know, were essentially closed Gina communism. They seem to be the ones that have sort of moved forward a lot faster. All right. We've created a snapshot if someone was to ask you, hey, Kate, Mark. Why should I go to the the Baltics or to to let your what would you say? Going my go to the the effective. Okay. That'd be. You know, a kin the Octoberfest thing kind. Well, unim- smallest guile in look classy a-. That wouldn't be. We were lucky we walk up to Riga not even know where we are with wondering around in his I'm his effective to euro so off Wego and all it is is in a big par. It was a beautiful day. And as these big barbecues doing big skewers may eight and safe and next to the barbecue is so it went the Bob QB about via and at each would Baynes DJ. That day incredible selection of craft biz and things that which again, we kind of went expecting it was it was pretty cool. Isn't it? Vermes gardens, you know, the dining back to the nineteenth century as at some history. Doubting us setting..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Continent who I was. Very. Sydney. She said, let's go to Nicaragua. And I said I've never been to Africa. We'd like to think we will leave it occasionally. We get it wrong. Say Kate what what five things did you wish me before? You're not. Well, hopefully, it was a pleasant surprise, right? Yeah. I tell you what one thing we were really really surprised about about Latvia was how beautiful it is. You know, we just I'm going to be on this. We knew nothing about it before we went. We were actually talking this loan have had it trying to work out. Why we went? Back out why we win the when we go there. We really really surprised. I mean, it was just one of those situations way driving from the airport new sorta go. Wow, this is beautiful the United and we went extinct now expecting more. Russian Soviet Union's. Drab also not like what you say. In some eastern European countries. You know, beautiful cities just stunning and the countryside. It's at all Birch trees and stuff like that. It's kinda of well, I suppose because it is close to Scandinavia, but it is really a lot like what we've seen in Scandinavia those beautiful wooded far as a lot like what we saw in Russia as well. You know, really dense forests just, you know, go to speeches forest when you see the greens and the forest though, that'd be oversaturated. It's that marine. Well, yeah. But through a filter almost gone, Instagram business. You talk about betas. You just mentioned beaches. Then I wasn't expecting United to be decent beaches in Latvia. And it's something that I mean, we found this in other places as well that you don't you just start thinking about that. You know, when you say, oh, we're going to go to the Baltics betas don't come to the forefront of your mind as so I that kind of thing is really surprising when you get there, and you still go again, the what is a little chilly, especially by us standards that pristine absolutely pristine. And I suppose you've got you've got a country or group of countries that essentially would close for such a long time that you know, they they still largely untapped. We mentioned that the the top of the podcast, we sort of asked ourselves a few questions. Why would why would annoy met wanna go to Latvia? And there were plenty of reasons, but there are some really weeds not statistics, but little fun facts. Like audio realize these elect Latvian linked to James leave is. Yeah. Let me invented by let in Tyler but funded by Levi Strauss. So let the let being Taylor. He's got nothing. Volpi wearing correctly Casses incentive. Of sorry. I have to confess crupnicoff. He's actually a lethal wanian drink. Oh, okay. It was any kind of Baltic sandy would that already. Thank you guys knew about the jeans..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"That particular area that Koroni and speed. That's that's UNESCO world heritage is that based on the fact that it's full of this folklore or because of the the sand sill for the sculptures that the artists have done. No. So the UNESCO world heritage status. Have nothing to do with Mike and the UNESCO. Heritage sites is has to do with the actual nature sets in a sand Bank. So it's actually quite a. So for a sandbank to stretch this long, and it's a natural phenomenon. And they wanted to protect it. And what it does is the sandbank has various different sand qualities which unfortunately to my little mind. I can't really grasp the difference between is a grey sand and white sand. You know, it is also Brown sand and this partly five shades of sand, which I'm sure geologist will be happy to explain it to us one pay. But this unique ecosystem than supports of lots of the like wildlife, which are a lot different to the other wildlife that we can see so nowhere to little creatures that you normally wouldn't expect living signing also the vegetation that this that can grow on the sand holds the sand together and essentially protects the coast of this way for more Sanford entered into the mainland. So it is actually this Bank eastern bat protecting. Of miscellaneous, whether that's a work of the giants or actually just nature doing its job. It's for many to decide how did you find yourself there? Then rotting a bike you end up on a giant sand Bank. And I because some cyclists and a little of holidays are going to, you know, the first thing I think about is can I cycle. They and so I actually look at only cycle routes that accessible when that I can do without too much. If it's obviously along the the Vulcan coast that petite coasts, it's quite flat and places lice. We're talking ballasts on your ROY Moore joined by an entire roots of this euro, velo and cycling words, and and it just happened that I live in London at the moment. So I thought it was a it was there was studying flight from London to Helen go, which is the closest airport to clip clip, Eva. And and it was a place of it was place. I've never been to. So I thought hey, why not oh go and have the what saying and higher by can see if I like it in by two on my back, and one of those places that you don't meaty. It's not like Paris in eighteen media bucket. It's one of those places have to stumble upon and its chaplains at also can't various different cycling routes in simple on this one near the base prices, though is what we call off the beaten track. Yeah. Exactly. And you know, you don't you go there without an expectation. You know, you know, obviously, you know, people go to Rome empowers wanna do, you know, I want to see this great things. This is more like oh just gonna say. What's there? You know? I it's not. And I I think I think the best experiences. I come come out of these kinds of experiences come out of these trips because new learn things I would normally learn or experiencing that normally wouldn't even expect to be there. So it's it's great. Thanks, amy. And as with everything, and everyone, you he in the episode, more information, stories, etc. Are available in China. It's speaking of learning things Kate and her Potter partner. Mark join us now to tell us about the five things she wishes she before going to let having us again. Now did Mark help you with this particular article? Look, I'm going to say, yes. Because he's there. Actually, we will go to run a six things was the fact that can actually find wait let the laws that was number six where is it? Well, that's a point. I mean, it's it's not a huge place for start. So it is a little bit hard to pinpoint. I thought it was it's that right? It's not. So it's so marketing what have you learned? Its in northern Europe. It's nestled between star in the area, and it's sort of basically the fence to to Russia. Yeah. See I thought it was further down like come down to Croatia. That's where I thought it was how embarrassing wait a minute. Why many Many times? times..
"baltics" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"It's everything for the adventurous, independent trumpeter. He will come to the episode of the podcast where we have into the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, all the as I look I have to admit I knew Knicks to nothing about these places before I started research for these episodes, not even where they are geographically honesty aimed they were released in Europe along with those other former Soviet satellites spurts not so feel indeed. Now, they're in northern Europe below the Scandinavian nations with Russia to the east and Poland in the south, strictly, speaking, Germany, and Polander are also Baltic states because they have lodged, you know, borders with the Baltic, but historically Estonia in the north let in the middle, and when you in the south have been lumped together Estonia, Latvia became wealthy nations in the past because the ports in Talinn and Riga. Remained mostly ice free. Winter something kids try to exit across the Baltic. And in medieval times Luthuania had a huge empire that stretched as far as the Black Sea and out across to multi. But of course, we such strong neighbors around and they've been a punching bag in Roslyn full of impact is for the past couple of hundred years they've been largely closed the rest of the world because of occupation and oppression by the Russians is in the Cy Joseph Stalin, then Hitler's Nazis, and then just in again at the back for another guy. Yeah. Modern Europeans now a little bit. The must have because Lyndon radio became popular with stag parties back in the eighties. And it's nice things which have conspired to keep the Baltics off the travel writer. They did have a reputation for Soviet grimness grimness a shape drinking spot for bucks potties and women. Dancing in peasantry's, the traditional dresses, very popular. Yeah. That's all true. But as we're about to learn there's a lot about these three sip. Nations which make them an ideal. Keisha for the independent adventure traveler. Yeah. But we will touch on that dark side when we chat with Jesse about the KGB museum. Kate will share five things she wishes she knew before going to Latvia with her partner Mark award winning travel writer, rob McFarland joins us to chat about the holiday blues fifty seasons. I know you do, but let's kick off with Amy who had a date with the devil in with the wanian. So one thing I've learned about you is that wherever you travel you like to do it on a bike. So why did you have a date with the devil in Lithuania on a bike? I don't know. I mean. It just happened. Can I say doesn't that always go with dates he kind of just happens? I mean, I like bikes I think cycling's really good grades to she places. It's it's lower much lower than driving of MRI but a little bit faster than walking. And he can it's kind of midway me. And it just happens that the devil with this cipher is listening. Let's explain who the DVD's well, so in Lithuania, there is a place. The Karenni spits, which is essentially a little a little a massive sandbank that runs along the coast of this Wayne. Yeah. And on there. There's always thing legends of a giant giant lady who protected coast by foreign Shanta. And of course, we go these legends choice back people who this which is November forest in this way, Nanan as dot creatures sky devils, parenting the bus so what they've created is this forest of legends. You could say forest a focal where local artists have carved out wooden sculptures. And that tells the stories of as folklore, so it's not justify grow of this particular giants, but it's also, you know, older witches they're and all these other stories today with the lands surrounding end. They for some reason. Included Mussa who is a development, of course. And or the icy hid nine and also he skate to hell, so he's pretty much sitting in front of skates. And apparently, you could go and kiss me become you could potentially win the which is you see contests. So why not? The kiss Lucifer how to unite that you've won. I mean, this is folklore had he won the which is really it's I don't know still waiting for the pepperoni to counter and..