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Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge
"The pond. There is an election test today. For a man sometimes called Europe's last dictator. Belarus holding a general election with authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, seeking to extend his 26 years in power, But he's facing an unusually strong challenge amid anger over his handling of the Corona virus outbreak. Lukashenko has dismissed Covad 19 as a psychosis on recommended vodka and soldiers as remedies ahead of the vote. France, Germany and Poland jointly calling for a free and fair election.
Europe's coronavirus resurgence: Are countries ready to prevent a 'second wave'?
"According to the UK Daily Mail. Second wave is striking EUROPE, Spain reintroduces lock down Greece's He's worrying rising cases. The virus is more active in Germany amid warnings friends could quote lose control at any moment. According to the UK Daily Mail. A second wave of covert 19 appears to be striking Europe, forcing Spain to reimpose lockdowns in case is speaking to a three month high in Greece. Head of Germany's doctors union has declared the country is already in the midst of the second wave because people have flouted social distancing rules. Well, this is perfectly predictable. You can't people keep people locked down forever. For literally years in time. It's not a thing that you could dio instead, you're going to have to at some point allow people who are young and healthy to go out there, and if they get it, they get it. That is fact what Sweden is doing in Sweden, which remember until five minutes ago was the bad guy. Sweden has basically flattened her. It looks like Sweden may have reached her immunity is what it actually looks like. Meanwhile, in other countries, they got a problem. In fact it it seems pretty obvious what's happening here. Italy has not seen a second object. Why hasn't Italy Tina? Second uptick because they got nailed. Basically, here's the rule If it burned three population maybe you're done. It is not burned through your population. You probably are not done. Spain's 8500 cases over the weekend and all inclusive resort in Majorca was shut down. Two towns north of Madrid has been put under strict lock down as well. Finland today announced plans to reintroduce recommendations to work from home whenever possible. By August 1st, Finland's cases had risen by more than 300% in two weeks. That run understands us that governor of Florida can't believe. Also governor of Finland Donald Trump, obviously blowing it over in Finland is blowing it over in France as well. Authorities in France grappling with a sharp increase in fresh cases, which has seen more than 7002 infections within the last week. As well as a rise in the number of people being treated for covert 19 in the I C U Around 1200 cases are being reported for day. Two weeks ago, he rolling average with 719. Meanwhile, in Germany, they're seeing an uptick as well. Some 730 cases have been reported each day on average this week against the 460 being recorded her day about two weeks ago. So the second wave is, in fact hitting Europe. It really is kind of the first wife. It really is more the 1st 1 because the first wave Basically just got a little bit squished. And delayed Basically, everything just got delayed. Meanwhile, Sweden seems to be coming out the other end of this. According to Newsweek. As of Sunday, the latest death rate in Sweden for 100,000 people was reported to be 56.4 figure is lower than that reported in the U. K 69.6, Spain 16.8 and Italy, according to the latest report Sunday by Johns Hopkins University. The UK currently has the world's 4th 4th highest death toll Spain in Italy, where the former to European countries hit worse by the outbreak. Sweden's latest case fatality ratio proportion of deaths compared total cases was reported to be about 7.1% and figure is more than half the percentage reported in the UK, half that of Italy in Belgium and nearly half that of France. The reason being that a lot of young people are getting it in Sweden, and he's burned through some of the young population and now they're basically done. Sweden's 70 rolling average daily new cases has been mostly declining since as far back as April 16th when the average was in 99. The average dropped it to two average daily new deaths on August 2nd, according to world Ometer. New infections for 100,000 people in Sweden reported in the past 14 days has dropped from 46% compared to that reported in the 14 days prior. Meanwhile, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, each spiking between 58 206% in new cases. New cases in Denmark, Norway and Finland. All the other places that supposedly handled it better than Sweden have also seen. Their percentage is increasing at around three times the percent drop in new cases scene in Sweden in the past two weeks. So what That sort of says is, it looks like Sweden. Maybe this thing it may look like it's over in Sweden. Under technologies epidemiologist, Sweden's Public health agency. What we've cut down on movement in society quite a lot, if compared how much we travel in Scandinavian countries. The decrease in travel is the same in Sweden, as in the neighboring countries. In many ways, the voluntary measures we've put in place in Sweden have been just as effective as complete lock down in other countries. In other words, when you tell people don't travel, all that much people take it pretty seriously. The point here is that for all the talk about how we know how to handle this, and we just have to shut everything down, Lock down this lock down there. Sweden and locked down and may be the smartest of all sweet may be the smartest of all.
US State Department lifts global 'Do Not Travel' advisory
"U. S citizens can travel abroad again, But don't get those passports out just yet. The hitches who will have us After nearly five months, state has lifted its ban on all non essential foreign travel for Americans due to the cove it 19 pandemic instead breaking it down country by country, depending on conditions there. Still, the European Union, for example, is not allowing any Yanks in due to the higher covert case load in the states compared to Europe. There are bands elsewhere as well. Or at least forced. 14 day quarantines like here in the U. K. Then you get back stateside from most places, and you still have to do another 14 day self isolation As long as Corona viruses around, it seems that Staycations will be around as
General Motors unveiled the Cadillac Lyriq crossover
"Trying to capitalize on the red hide electric vehicle market with an all new ev crossover. Let's get to fill Abo-. He's got all the details hey phil. Hey Melissa. This has been in the works for some time and General Motors has made it clear. Cadillac will be the brand that will lead all of its major technology push into electric vehicles over the next several years. So with that in mind last night, they gave us a first look and here it is the new Cadillac Lyric, which is a mid size crossover utility vehicle. This is pretty close to what it's GonNa look like when it ultimately comes out in a few years when you look at the lyric keep in mind that they're saying that. The range will be at least three, hundred miles and the inside has just phenomenal appearance in terms of what it will do with the heads up, display the panel in the front in front of what they call the cockpit behind the instrument, the instrument panel behind the steering wheel it looks fantastic but keep in mind. This is a vehicle that we will not see until twenty, twenty two. That's because they have to build out charging infrastructure around the country. They're not even saying, Hey, we don't know exactly how much of a charge you're going to get with. A quick charge let's over twenty or thirty minutes but the goal here is to become much more competitive and ultimately beat Tesla. Yes. General Motors believes that it can be Tesla if they're gonNA do that they better win in California that is the number one ev market in this country take a look at sales last year we're just showing brand sales here between Tesla and Cadillac, and when you compare the two no comparison at all that is Tesla's biggest market and they're doing quite well there you go. Seventy, two, thousand last year were sales of tests in. California Cadillac little over eleven thousand, they've got their work cut out for them and certainly have their work cut out in terms of catching up to them when it comes to market cap tesla's market cap more than seven times bigger than General Motors in one other piece of Ev Related News. We've been talking about spanks Melissa. You've got fisker, which is what about three weeks ago there was a SPEC that was announced that fisker will ultimately go public through. Well, today they announced that this car, the ocean ev will be built by Magnus tear at Magnus tears. Facility over in Europe we should be clear here. They did not announce that our sources tell us that we reached out to the company. They say they have no comment at this time, but the bottom line is this Melissa everybody wants to get into this space, but we're not going to see a big flutter flurry of these vehicles for at least a couple of years. Thanks, Philibeaux. Bond when I'm not quite sure what the strategy is for releasing the specs of a cool looking car that won't be on the market at all until two, thousand, twenty, two I don't know if people are going to hold off and say, I'm GonNa wait for that Cadillac lyric and not by my tests because the lyrics going to come out and twenty, twenty two. I. Don't know what do you think? Yeah. Patience is a virtue but not not when you have somewhere to be so listen conceptually I do think it makes sense for for Cadillac they've been trying to shift their demographic for years. Now I think they've had a storied past of being a large boxy car I mean you think of an older generation and they've they've gradually typically captain gradually shifted that demographic but that's just it's a concept we're talking about latter half twenty, twenty, two, I mean, what does the consumer demand look like what is the infrastructure look like and then what other technological developments have been made by Tesla and other competitors by the time they're actually able to bring this thing to market. I also thought it was interesting that they had already pegged price in the seventy thousand dollar range. We don't know if that's really going to be an ethical applicable price point two years out. So again, think it's a great headline tension grab her nights in.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at 95.
Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to two presidents, dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, advise President Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. Bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe. A dozen years later, Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing war with Iraq. Becoming a prominent GOP voice and arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region. The elder Bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
"The only person to serve as national security adviser to two different presidents has died retired Air Force lieutenant general Brent Scowcroft did vice president Ford and more than a decade later was back at the White House under close friend George H. W. bush dealing with communism's collapse or a lot of changes going on in Europe a dozen years later Scowcroft angered the second President Bush by publicly opposing the war with Iraq becoming a prominent GOP voicing arguing war could destroy American alliances in the region the elder bush's spokesman says Scowcroft has died of natural causes at ninety five Sager mag ani Washington
COVID-19 in Cancer Patients: What Do We Know?
"Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy. Whatever the treatments are, are they at higher risk for bad outcomes is covered 19. That seems like an obvious question. But is there science? Really the early studies. Um, that came from Europe. We felt that patients were quite high risk, particularly those patients with one cancer had a high mortality. It's fake Cove. It Now we're seeing, I think, uh, different severity. We are seeing some patients who have covet and need to get back to cancer treatment. Um, I would say, but it is a it's a wide spectrum. I think conversations that happened all the time. Mark. If you have cove, it is your treatment allayed. Are there drugs that you are on that could heighten serve your immune response that we talked about him enough therapies. Those might make covert infection even more difficult. If you're having side effects from the, um you know, therapies, and so I think the jury is out because patients get so many different treatments for their cancer, everything from stem cell transplants to oral drugs. But that we think that that your risk is certainly heightened. And it's definitely heightened. If you're on drugs that diminish your immune
U.S. State Department Eases Global Coronavirus Travel Advisory
"Its more than four month old advisory telling people not to travel anywhere outside the United States because of the Corona virus. Now, the State Department says things have approved enough globally that it's returning to country specific warnings. Unfortunately for us, we might be ready to travel. But many countries around the world, including Europe and the UK, are currently closed. Two American tourists
Microsoft aiming to buy TikTok's entire global business; Uber expects drop in quarterly earnings
"Is reportedly chasing a deal to buy all of TIC Tac's global businesses. The FT says talks include operations in India and Europe. Chairman of NBC Universal's Entertainment unit is leaving the company days after a report alleged that he engaged in a professional misconduct and uber is expected to report a deep plunge in quarterly revenue after the market closes. Thie gains from its food delivery business are expected to be overshadowed. By drastically lower demand for ride hailing
Growing Climbing Roses
"One are we going to tackle I? Well, I would like to tackle something that I actually had not thought of until just this moment and that is climbing roses. Are Not climbing roses at all the perfect example of a plant that people expect to scramble up the Arbor and it's just never gonNA happen you're going to have to help that plant. That's right. That's right. Well, that's kind of what I had in mind when I was thinking about expectations because people don't realize that a climbing rose doesn't it's own necessarily grow vertically right and it certainly doesn't hold onto a structure all on its own that basically what a climbing rose is a rose that has very long canes. Are. That are I would say at least seven, eight feet a and upward. Yeah. So you have to you have to help those canes by waving them through your trellis or tying them to some kind of a structure because they're not going to climb on their own. If you were driving down the road and saw one of those growing in nature, it would just be. Scrambling over the ground and any shrubs that were in its way and with one exception, and that is the wild rose a pest here in the multiflora actually just going to say that. That that rose I actually see climbing twenty to thirty feet up in the trees all around me. So yeah. But but what that one does is that it's it's sends its canes kind of straight up to reach for the light basically, and then once it gets in the trees and and that kind of drapes itself over the top of shrubs and you know and it just kind of scrambles around but any domesticated climbing rose people should realize first of. All is not a vine right now it is a roast plant shrub and second of all you have to train those canes whatever you want them to go straight up in which case you tied them straight up and prune out anything that's going to horizontally or what they do in Europe is when the canes are young and flexible, they train them Zigzag Up Ann, Arbor or Trellis, and so that they get more of a solid coverage around the entire. Structure rather than the cane that goes straight up with all the flowers up on the top. So, if you have something that you bought as a climbing rose or few inherited a climbing rose, you need to be prepared to choose the right kind of structure for it so that you can either tie the rose to the structure or we've it in and out and you need to understand that that's your job not the Rose's job.
75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact.
"This bomb has this frank for twenty thousand tons of TNT. Harnessing, the basic power of the universe. What I fifteen I am on August six, nine, hundred, forty, five, the US Air Force dropped the little boy uranium fission bomb on central hero. Shema. Making it the first city ever to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. On August nine Nagy became the second when the bomb exploded around thirty percent of Hiroshima's population that were killed instantly many more died in the months and years to come. Now, the bombs brought to an end to world war two but the wool was horrified at the human cost. Russia has since become a byword for nuclear holocaust forever linked to the words never again. Now, this week marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki joining me to reflect on the legacy of those events. Tashi. Tauch. She is assistant professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the author of political fallout, nuclear weapons testing, and the making of Global Environmental Crosses. Welcome. Tasha. Thanks for having me and Michael Gordon Professor of history at Princeton University and Co. it is a of a new book called the age of Russia. Welcome. Welcome. It's very good to be here. Now, Michael the fear of the nuclear age is the period after World War Two when the US dropped the bomb. The fee was that the nuclear weapons would become a common part of conventional warfare but in the seventy five years since he Russia and Nagasaki, there's not been a single bomb dropped in a conflict. Question is this because deterrence works or have we just been lucky I would say we've mostly been lucky It's quite rare that there are conflicts between nuclear-armed nations. The major example is the nineteen sixty, nine border conflict between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. So there haven't been many occasions for things to escalate, and there's a strong incentive in those cases to de-escalate. There have however been very close near accidents whether missile just that needing on its own or people launching almost launching in fear of an attack and there. Have Been Plenty of conventional wars that could have escalated that way. So by and large, we've been lucky but we've been abetted by the fact that there has been an ambient taboo that has grown over the years against nuclear first use although that is rarely the policy of any nuclear power. Okay. Now from an Australian perspective, Tic- Japan was seen as an aggressor in the war, the war crimes but also as a victim because of the destruction wrought by the nuclear bombs have is the wool remit in Japan now aggressor and victim. Tarshi. Many pass through consider themselves as victims thinking that Japanese were misled by the government inter- Disastrous Wall Conquest. In this view here stands at the as the ultimate symbol of Japanese victim. But today is victim narrative faces two competing accounts. One is to recognize Japan's acts of wartime aggression, including tweeting massacres, forced labor, and sexual violence. If we see hero Shimmer from this perspective, it takes on a whole different meaning not. Not as a national tragedy, but rather as international event. killed not only the Japanese residents but also many colonial subjects and allied. POW's who are present in the city at the time of the Tom Bombing. The other interpretation that has also gained for Japan is to see the wartime conduct Japan as an act of self defense. This This lesion is narrative recaps here. As the ultimate proof of Western aggression. So fitting the predation of Japan's Joel Roles as. Aggressor and victim during the war will gain the upper hand in the future will depend on how sweet society around the world comes together and develops a shared understanding of the complex legacies or Corna reason on the war in the Asia Pacific region and back to the United States markle. There's a popular conception that Washington had to drop the bomb that it was the only way. To win the war, of course, the war in Europe come to an end in May of forty five. This is early August two, forty five is that true I mean what? What President Truman's options? So. This is a great question and it's one with a lot of confusion around it. Functionally. The only way the only government that had any power to end the war was the Japanese government which was in a position to surrender and the question was when would that happen would have happened later or earlier by summer nineteen, forty, five, it was already clear that the war was militarily lost. President Truman and the US government in general had basically fixed options of what they could do to try and encourage the Japanese government to take that move. There's only two that people usually talk about dropping the atomic bomb or invading the home islands of Japan. Both of those were on the table also having the Soviet Union inducing them to enter the wars of belligerent which happened on August eighth increasing the intensity of firebombing tightening the blockade of foodstuffs into the home islands. and modifying the terms of unconditional surrender to allow Japan to keep the emperor. The interesting thing is all six of those happen Truman pursued all sex and the war ended. It's unclear which ones were determinative. But the point is there wasn't like we had one option or nothing else. The US had plenty of options and exercised actually all of them. On the one level target for the bombs was obviously Japan on another level. Real target was the Soviet Union. How did the Kremlin of you? He Russia Mirror Negga? Second Markle. So. Really, the question here is a small set of people within the Kremlin stolen and his closest advisers and you that there was an atomic bomb project going on in the United States for years they've found that out from spies from Britain from spies in the United States, and they had their own uranium enrichment and bomb development program that was going on at I would say a medium scale What happens after the destruction of Hiroshima is I in absented himself for a few days he went into a depression and didn't. React to any of his advisors and then immediately massively escalated the Soviet development of their own atomic bomb. So they were both caught by surprise and not caught by surprise. It's true that the Americans didn't always think about the Soviet Union as a factor in any decision related to how the war was going to end but they also very strongly, we understood that the key issue was trying to get this the Japanese government to surrender faster because the faster they surrendered the less impact. The Soviet entry in the war would have to how the end game would play out in Asia, my guest, Michael Gordon, and Tashi Hitachi, and we're reflecting on the seventy fifth anniversary of Hiroshima. Tashi. One, hundred fifty thousand atomic bomb survivors still living in Japan. In fact, as a guest of Japan's Ministry of Foreign. Affairs this would have been in September twenty, sixteen I met one of one of the survivors now they're all in education and public law has plied an important part in shaping Japan's post-war Pacifism. Now, as generation dies out, is the role of pessimism in Japanese politics is that diminishing especially in the face of Rausing China Toshi? I don't think the passing of the atomic bomb survivors will diminish the strengths of pacifism in any short-term. The correctly memory of human magazine Japan has been fairly robust and the taken deep roots in popular culture. I can think of a good example that is Japanese animated wartime drama film released just four years ago in two thousand, sixteen cold in this corner of the world. This picture accounts of the wartime life in here she was a smash hit in the box office. Be, atomic bomb survivors will also active in passing down lessons from the world's first nuclear war to the next generation. The city's over here streaming nagy training. Many Japanese Ron Tears as storytellers who share the testimonies are waging victims and a second generation survivors are spearheading efforts for peace unjustice. Well, that brings me to today and really in the last that he is the end of the call was thirty years ago the US. And the Soviets on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty non stop this was President Bush senior and Gorbachev in Russia in the inside at Union. Then just as it was collapsing now, both agree to significantly reduce their nuclear stockpiles and of course, the updated treaty between Moscow and Washington that expose I. Think it's February Knicks Jeez. So that's just a few days after the next president is warning Michael Do you think it will be resigned. I think that's entirely dependent on the results of the election. Joe. Biden has indicated that he would refine the treaty The trump administration has had many opportunities to re-sign the treaty, but they have not taken advantage of those opportunities yet. Russia's indicated that they're very interested in extending
The MPB Photo & Video Hall of Fame
"A full to another episode of this week in photo I am your host Frederick Van Johnson today I'm looking to be joined by Matt Barker. He runs a little company called MPP. It's cross the pond, and over on this side, we're going to be talking about some of the projects that they're working on and just sort of getting to the bottom of this hall of fame thing that he cooked up. He met welcome to the show. How's it going? On keep having me. Good evening evening here so Here The It's good to have you good to have you. So let's talk about this. So first of all, let's talk about the company. What is All. About what's the company you sort of elevator pitch for for what you guys do? Show assets pretty. Straightforward. We now the largest platform globally. For photographers, videos, filmmakers to buy sell and trade kit. So we are online and available in the whole of the US where you are in the UK and all across Europe as well. So buying anything from entry level. Salah Kit maybe one hundred bucks up words right the way through to syndicate Red Kit things of that nature. Up to the various kind of high end of things. So I think overall reprise across about six thousand different products and buying and selling lenses, bodies, etc way. Primarily within the kind of autofocus era within the digital era with bodies. But obviously that's a huge catalog of kit. And now now the biggest and the best place to be doing that really. So that's in a nutshell, our PB DOT COM. That's fantastic. Congratulations on that. So so just just to put a finer point on it. So the largest the largest player in the buy sell trade. World for photographers and videography or creative professional's doing that sort of stuff. What does that look like in terms like today right? So as we record this, it's July sixteenth twenty twenty and and obviously if you know your history people this was in the middle of the pandemic, we're currently in the middle of a global pandemic. In, what how does that affect the world of of buy sell trade? Is it a positive effect is negative or is it benign? Question I think. It's been obviously an awful time for all of us and really really challenging for business in general and. It's usually by this many businesses literally having to shot of their Dole's. I think from our points of view and it was fairly similar in the UK to the US. So in the US based in New York because you said earlier in the UK, based art in both the UK and New York went into lockdown around a similar time in March. And that stage. John Sentence for us we we weren't sure if we could remain operating tool at that time and around the balls that were being put in place and things like that, and we run a massive warehouse here in Brighton Beach Warehouse in Brooklyn and so i. I kind of concentration from us, I, guess when this thing came on was the safety of our staff primarily, it was very much a stop first customers this second approach. But I think once we got past those early weeks and got measures in place in warehouses to ensure that everyone was safe and we continue to operate. We've seen is like a really really positive thing in many ways, which is the it's been clear to me watching what's been happening on the platforms that people have been really engaging with photography actually, and we've had loads of new in new engagements and new customers coming onto the platform for the first time. Has Been recent huge growth and not. Someone said to me I guess is that during what's been everyday difficult time during a time where people have had to spend a little time indoors and? Changing the normal habits working from home excetera. I think people have found a lot of comfort and joy in their hobby and turns about passion point and to to to find. Some pleasure really at quite difficult time. So and we're certainly not a net beneficiary of this thing at all. The companies out there like Amazon's. Wouldn't ever say that that was the case walnut to be the case. But we have seen. Huge. In great engagement in a way, is clearly evident. The people have been been quite active with their hobbies. So that's been really really positive and I am going to see and like I say we're very lucky that we've been able to continue to operate to row being an online only business as we all. Say Some Fortune. I suppose dipped in that, which is you know not been the easiest thing to find a late. So yeah, it's it's. You know as as a business as well. I think because we all we've been around since two thousand eleven. So this is all on ninety. We're significant size business. Now, we're lots of people as well and again thank thankful for that because that gives us resilience and helps me I think if it had been if he had hits us when we were a much smaller company ABC's it's a lot more challenging to deal with, but we have. About one hundred people that work here. Now, not helped us in terms of resilience as well and being able. To change the way, we operate to to accommodate things at this time so. Yeah it. Definitely. Definitely a challenging. But definitely. Some positive things in there that we we can be talking about as well? Which is quite
Between Renting and Buying, Unagi Offers Personal Scooters With a Subscription
"These scooters. There are many of them out there. But how many of them can you subscribe to? David Hyman has a company called. And he is offering read full not reynolds but subscription. To instead of paying a thousand dollars for a new scooter David wants to tell you all about subscription. Hi David. How's it going tests you same here or tell everybody what you got. Sure. So We started Nadi about two and a half years ago. Because we felt that there was a market in this game from my own personal experience of people want to own scooters have one in their possession. It's up, rent them on the street and I got frustrated with ridesharing scooters both. From kind of a at Adnan experience, where wrote a lime scooter to a whole foods and I came out with my groceries and? was. Gone because somebody took it wrote away back and I had just bought inexpensive pint of ice cream and I ended up walking home with melted ice cream. And I thought why don't I just own one of these things like Not, not to mention the urban blight, right that the separate conversation I know you're down in. Southern California people can't hit three steps in tripping over one, right so. I just like the ownership model all. and. So we launched to ninety two years ago. Our hunch was correct. We we were selling hundreds a month, and since covid has hit, we are now showing thousands of. With folks s by coming on board to carry our scooter and new Europe Europe photographer being H Photo Outta Rama. Now Sell our scooter. Are Scooters it's the best electric. Scooter. Poured. Electric Scooter you can own this. Don't just take my word for it There's over a hundred reviews online that states the best electric scooter you could have, but it's a thousand dollars and not everyone can afford that. So we've been asking yourself, how have we reach abroad her audience? And so What is this? When is this going? Live this life when you want it to go live? So. So Logging all access is our new subscription service. It is thirty nine dollars a month. No commitment. There's a one time fifty dollars setup fee. And that's it. We bring it to Your Place Felice ambled. It's dropped off by an inaugural represented if You don't have to assemble it. Don't have to deal with the box and whenever you're done with it, we come and pick it up. But. We think that. Indian. That's New York because of the tour. Angeles in New York, city is where we're launching. Correct. If anything ever goes wrong with the scooter we at your door and under twenty four and we just hot swap another one. So you know skewed downtime. And Insurance is included. So, if anything goes wrong with the scooter, if it's stolen or any form of damage. There's an eighty, five dollar deductible. Now you said you started the company based on melted ice cream. So what happens when you ride your scooter to whole foods and walkout in walk into the store to get the Ice Cream? What do you do with your scooter that you are now subscribing to? So you can either lock it like a bicycle regular you locked works. Scooter so light I throw it in my shopping cart. That's what I did. I mean, it is. It's twenty six pounds. It's the kind of thing that you can bring it any cafe or restaurant. You know we we sell thousands a month, the normal use case with our scooters that. You take it. Everywhere you go and we really designed for portability. Normal. Users under not. Ride to. Our or a subway can take it on the subway and then pop out and take it with them. It takes up no footprint on the subway. It's got one plate folding mechanism only weighs twenty six pounds and it's you know how to arrange and it's electric. So it moves along. Nineteen miles an hour. I mean, you know it's gone incredible amount of torque because it's dual motor see can go fairly steep hills with it. And where do you make them? We make them in Shenzhen. Okay. Everything else okay. Correct. But we are in American company eight I'm proud to say, I, think out of every electric scooter company than. Scooters were the only American based electric, Scooter Company. And our customer services you incredible. So we treated like Patagonia were the only electric company that has a phone number. You can call people pick up the phone and talk to you. Now is the reason that sales went up the delete because of the maybe a lot of people don't want to take the bus and be around people and things like that. Yeah, I mean there's been this kind of seismic shift towards quota. Personal transportation people not wanting to get on public transportation, not get on ride shares, not getting share googlers, shared lifts, and so there's a real need right now you know there's especially you know New York skiers are becoming legal on Sunday. There there's you know we went volt markets to start because we couldn't choose between the two. La Is. The scooter epicenter of the planet. But L. New York's got a real need right now. So we decided to launch in. Baltimore. So. Anybody listening. We're now in the middle, the MO, the middle of summer. So when do you expect to start hitting Chicago in Boston and San Francisco and some of the other major markets? I. I'm not going to throw any any M. Any dates but those cities are are the first ones on our list. Okay. But certainly, they wanted to spend a thousand dollars you could buy you could buy one Tamar. Absolutely and you can't finance it on our website is well. But put thirty nine dollars a month into perspective. That's that's a dollar forty a day. New York subway ride today's three dollars and fifty cents for one Ri-. A rideshare scooter from lime were bird is about five bucks. So. Five dollars a ride. For. Daily commuter there's been two hundred dollars a month for grossly inferior product that half the time the batteries are dead or they're broken when you go to them not to mention the issues but share right now so. And it's yours and it's your germs and not somebody else's your germs and keep the streets clean et keeps your neighborhood looking good and it's no different for your city than owning a bicycle and you get a little bit of
White Nationalist vs. David C. Smalley
"Further ado join me in welcoming Gordon. Call? To The podcast Gordon thanks for joining me today men. Thank you for having me on. So you have a podcast, I can't pronounce it. I don't know why. To just sorry, go ahead. Yeah. Yeah. Tell you the name of myself? Yeah. Yeah. It's totally the name your podcast and and your your your reason for coming on today. So. I'm Gordon Call I'm the editor of American her dot Org. It's a blog website I host the podcast tune Americana which acting is you know the German word for attention right and then America Connor is a term that some people on. If you WANNA call what I am the right or the dissident right have used to refer to white Americans right It's based on the term for white South Africans Afrikaner. And the idea was to we needed a word to represent the unique white ethnicity of America, right because you know. I. My background I'm German and Irish right I'm a midwestern Mutt but I'm not German and I'm not Irish right. I if I went to either of those countries, I would not culturally fit in there. I am a unique. Example of my background and nation. But Our podcast acting Americana is kind of A. Talk Show I guess we go over different topics and news stories focused primarily on the Midwest and fly over country and we kind of examined them from a white nationalist or distant right pursue. Okay. So do you consider yourself a white supremacist? No. And it would probably depend on what your definition of white supremacist is I've a lot of times people throw that word around to me. What white supremacist connotes is this idea that you want white people to like rule over other races like I don't know like the antebellum south or something like to enslave black people or whatever. I have no interest in that quite frankly if I had my way, I would not live near anybody like I mean I have no desire to rule over other peoples I want to. But quite frankly, I want my people to have the right of self-determination and to be left alone. Okay. So in that in that situation, this is where. I think the the lines will be blurred is, let's say, let's say you had your way and let's say there is a section of America. Let's say thirteen states or fifteen states or whatever that is dedicated just a whites-only. When that became overpopulated and that white part of America wanted to. Expand. Its borders. What would happen I mean? You wouldn't just say well I respect that that's the line. That's the because we're segregated I'm not GonNa Cross it, and we wouldn't you try. Then at that point to take the land of people who weren't like you. I mean isn't that what's happening to Europe and America? Now I mean considering the huge population boom and Africa and the massive population and say China right white white people of European, descent and if you want to get into the what is white debate I'm not really interested in that everyone knows what a white person is. But white people make up like ten percent of the world's population. Total. And the only countries that are being flooded with immigrants of a different race are white countries. You don't see massive populations of Europeans going into say tenure, for example, that is viewed as colonization, which is viewed as an evil act by the left. But when it is done in white countries, it's viewed as progressive and diversity. Okay. So back to my point there's no. Okay. So if you want to ask like what like first of all this whole like ethno state thing I know that that was something that Richard Spencer brought up when he first came on the scene. Like. My thing is this. I whatever idea of an ethno state or whatever people have. You'RE NOT GONNA get that in the foreseeable future for one thing politicians don't even talk about white people in a positive light in America today. So the idea that you're going to have like a political platform of okay we're going to split the states up based on race is ridiculous because you know Donald trump the supposed-, White Supremacist Fascist Nazi president that we have or whatever. Right who all of his children are married to. Jews. Which you know somehow makes him a Nazi. I guess. Like even he the most he said about white people was believe early on in his campaign he mentioned the farm murders in South Africa and then I think like a few weeks ago on an interview he mentioned that white people are killed more often by police than black who which is statistically true obviously their arguments about per capita or whatever yeah which is which Is the entire point not something we could just brush off. I. Mean that is the entire point there. There are far more white people in the country which goes without saying that you know but the percentages are much higher if you're black for you to be shot. So that's why that's problematic is it states something that's a technical fact but missing the entire point of the movement. I mean I guess but I also like I gotta be honest there are tons and tons of political. Groups, NGOs advocacy organizations five Oh, one C. threes what have you dedicated to blacks and black interests just like there are plenty of them dedicated to Jews and Jewish interests. Or Indians right both like native American American Indians right and you know Hindu Indians Arabs what you there are no organizations at all that advocate for the interests of white. Americans.
How Do Tanuki Work?
"In June of twenty, two, thousand, nineteen, a couple in a small village in Nottinghamshire Great. Britain woke at four am to an eerie sound they ventured out and discovered an animal that never seen before his thing and attacking a goat on their farm. After rescuing the goat they took a photo of the beast and promptly posted it online. The animal was four-legged and fluffy. It moved like a dog but had a face and markings like a raccoon. It turns out there unwanted visitor was a canoe Katie sometimes called a raccoon dog. To learn more about these unusual critters we talked by email to Jennifer Andrew, a member of the carnivore team at Zuid Lanta she helps take care of zoo, Atlanta's to to NUKII or and Loki. Zoo, Atlanta is just one of two zoos in the United States that houses to not the other is the Oklahoma City Zoo. Indra explained to new key our dogs genetically and morphological logically speaking they get the nickname raccoon dog primarily because of their similar coloring and coat patterns. The only other true similarity raccoons is that they occupy the same niche as raccoons do in nature even though they live on different partners. To NUKII range in size from about one point, five to two feet long that's about point four, five, two point, nine meters with a tail adding another six inches or one point, five meters they weigh anywhere from eight to twenty, two pounds around three and a half to ten kilos therefore can be golden great or reddish brown but their shoulders, legs, and the tips of their tails are blocked and their facial markings are similar to a raccoons including the black mask around the eyes. They're originally from eastern Asia including Japan, which is where the word to new key comes from, and where the animal is a cultural icon images of have appeared in everything from folklore and literature to anime and advertising the mythological versions sometimes called Buckeye Nukii, our spirit creatures, tricksters, and shape shifter's that love gold and are often depicted with a big belly and a particularly large scrotum. Many modern Japanese businesses, displays statues of to represent prosperity and good luck. To not the animals, not the spirits where brought the northern and Eastern Europe due to fur-farming back in the nineteen twenties it's believed some new key managed to escape and began to live and breathe in that region. The HABITAT, they're most comfortable living in would typically be described as forested everything from deciduous trees to evergreens, but they can live in urban and coastal areas they like living near water. When they're in the wild Turkey to picky about meals as forager's they'll eat anything from frogs, birds, and rats to berries and carrion that is vet animals to not have been known to forage in garbage cans or pick over roadkill areas inhabited by humans. But do life is a little different, not only art Niki given different food to eat including kibble hard boiled eggs, veggies and fish. But because they're naturally forager's and a non foraging, setting their caregivers look for ways to make feeding time a little more challenging. Andrew said, we like to scatter their diet throughout their habitats to encourage natural foraging behaviors. They also enjoy interacting with problem-solving enrichment devices that encourage behaviors such as biting, chewing, ripping shredding, smelling digging, and dragging.
Dota Pit Is Done, Here Comes OMEGA League
"Yes, we are Doda pitch has concluded cinder. and. I personally didn't get to watch this tournament. because my sleep scheduled disallowed it as you know, but `Nigma did beat alliance in a best of five grand files three, two two. So a very up close series talking to this tournament. It actually just had a lot of mean closer towards the end right to to ones, and then the three to which is great for the region. Right. If the teams are close in keeping games off each other worth noting was the absence of secret obviously who have one Basically everything the last two to three months in Europe So them not being there might have leveled the playing field a bit. It's hard to say how much the other teams have caught up when secret aren't part of the tournament. But obviously, `NIGMA great confidence boost. It's been awhile since they've been doing this well Close finals, five games every game was I mean it's kind of a patch right? Most Games were like thirty to forty five minutes. There were no marathons and no GIG stomps but you know it's it's kind of just your your average game time. I guess have you played assemblyman a game yet by the way? Have still have not I don't. I might have actually. have. You finally been introduced the I'm trying to remember. If I had a game with a I. Don't I like maybe I had one actually I'm not positive how it might have happened but did it was one game? Okay. That's incredible. I mean it's not that important. It's to me they're the coolest items in the game, but anyway continue. No. Yeah. So I mean we. We should just I think just focus on the podium, right? Okay. Third Alliance, second `Nigma I and also scary team. Veasley. Teams at any time looked like all three could win because of how the series went so. Yeah good stuff going forward into the Omega League which is a much bigger tournament in terms of price pool we are casting in that by the way if you missed we started casting yesterday. Yes. currently casting their close qualifiers for the European region and that will be casting that over the next week roughly. Make sure you guys check that out actually I. Didn't even I think we're we're not just doing closed qualifiers. We'll doing some of the normal pre playoff stage so I think other than yesterday. So going forward today after this podcast actually will be doing one series an after today, we have three more days in the next two weeks span that were doing games. And then. I'm done at the very least your your schedule is going to be like, but don't know. I don't know anything about what I'm doing. Is this the first? Tournament secret is. After their break feeling that break has been that long it's been like a weeks is the first one. Yeah. I've been two weeks is a decent on time and Doda. To be honest I three weeks. So just to refresh people, EG is going to be part of the EU division on this. So it's quite staff I mean we might as well just mentioned all the teams team secret navy liquid VP flight, a moon E. G. OG alliance `Nigma and NIP, and then to close qualifiers which I mean we can go off on a limb and say who we think are GonNa win because I. Think. Viking. Is definitely like major. and. Then the secondary team, it could be bait. A. Pires these days think hell-raisers quotas well as get their stuff together like there's there's multiple options but I would definitely say clear favorites from nearby. To get first place. In those qualifiers. They've been pretty impressive. They've been they've definitely been very good Yeah. I mean I think this tournament is worth like just emphasizing bit that this might be quite possibly the best tournament of the year at this point because with the development of covert I, don't know if we're going to get any big land until the years over If things start opening up in October or whatever tournaments right now can bank on it. So they can start booking venues and planning everything. So it means if there's announcements of of stuff getting a bit less extreme in, let's say two months than they need a preparation period. So I think at this point, any big land this year's just very unlikely could add this online ones mega stack tournament at least for the West there's probably going to be bigger tournaments for the east than this but. Yeah, it's a it's a very big western tournament. So if you if you WANNA watch some of the best daughter, this is your chance to maybe watch the biggest turn. It says it goes through to September six is actually true correct Dan. So it's a really long term. So this close qualifiers and then there's a big group stage and then there's playoffs. Are Okay. This is gonNA. Be Dumb to bring this up. What are we casting for? The next two is adjust close squall. Here's my actually mistaken. I think it's just close quote Holy Shit. I think the Games I believe the group the group stays in Europe starts August fourteenth. My birthday and I. Good. Let. Me Just check the America's America Start Sixteenth and Asia is already ongoing with the group stage. That's August. I, sixteen they're way ahead. So the playoffs and group stage of the main event. If you WANNA call it's three weeks. That's crazy. That's
Daria Gavrilova on finding out what makes her happy
"Daria Gavrilova Dario Welcome or should I say Yeah Dasha that's about it. Thanks. Thanks for having me. I really excited to have a chat We've been in the lockdown so. As like yes. Sure. Chat. You guys probably not a lot of people to be honest right now not seeing too many people and. Also. Look at ten spicer were trying to be even Loris say. Because we are still allowed to go to training, but we're just being careful. So we create our own Babul within this bobble. There's another bubble it's just like. Crazy but that's okay. It seems like Australia's taking the quarantine current Ivar. So so so seriously because you were out of lockdown on your back in lockdown yet because our K. went up again. So they're probably GONNA keep going up for the loss while before gone back down but. Yet, wherein stage three right now is Toria somewhat every state. So even though you've been quarantined and all that I mean, have you actually stop training at all during this whole lockdown quarantine thing or have you not really been able to train as much? The first lockdown were lucky. We got all the gym equipment and. Hope back home and I just did my own workouts but I had like everything I had barbells ahead. You know all the heavy stuff. The chain I had the what black. Though I was able to train almost as normal, and we're allowed to go outside and do sessions outside and then yet. We're allowed to get back on the tennis court on a few weeks later. So that was the case and now. With tennis they restrictions noticed straight. So we're able to still come to the tennis and train. What's your thoughts though in when you will play a tournament because I know we have a scheduled tentatively starting from August onward where do you plan to go if anywhere? Well. I don't know to be on the I still have no idea I think many people due to illness. It's like the two options either starting in the in America or go straight to Europe. But I haven't decided. Let's talk about if. Everything everything still up in the air like ribs the. If it's all happening or not. So I'll just decide as light as possible. I think the one thing that I've taken from this whole quarantine whether or not the WTO starting again is just we know nothing that's all I know is that we know nothing there's nothing that's concrete. There's nothing written in stone at the moment though are. Able to come to the US like if you were to leave tomorrow for tournament, if there was a tournament, Mar, would you be able to head allows way? I'll will have to have an exemption and how hard is that to get well, we apply for an exemption to go overseas So we I think we're allowed to come see West but the de Straton government doesn't really want us to travel. So we need to have an exemption and we all applied for it and we still haven't had the answer but well, for example, arena already that shit got. An exemption, a world's intense. So quarantine what have you been up to staying sane I know not just training surely there's been a lot of new hobbies fun things to get into out of TIKTOK FU talks. I don't dance take talks 'cause I can't but I just. Make Fun of myself in posted anyway because it looks hilarious what else Well, I'm always been a bit like artsy artsy. I. I've been painting a bit I actually bought. Some real clay and been making like clay pieces and going to stadium than firing them of Maddie. Few they're all on my instagram few on the hub. And you know playing with the puppy and smashing natural lakes. You know I don raid much. But I've just that like rating Lena's book I was always intrigued on like how everything works in China how how does how does the federation work and how Cana tennis player come through and like she was the first one to come through and yeah, it's actually a real good book. It's awesome. Have your. Wedding plans taken a bit of a pause because of this whole thing. Yeah. We actually decided pretty early decided lack marsh that registered a postponed until next year
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"The participation of the vegetable kingdom. A. Puccini Road Chrysanthemums as a requiem on learning of the death of his good friend Duke of Savoy and the melancholy of the music sums up the current mood here in Spain despite the end of the state of emergency, on Sunday, the country is still in mourning the loss of over twenty seven thousand lives to Covid nineteen, but there is another reason behind having an audience of plants. We are having a very very strong message around the way human beings in their attitude treat, or we treat the planet. It's not sustainable anymore to behave this way using so many plastic. This attitude of burning our our planet so in some way. Trying to rice, the voices of the plants of the planet in this Symbolic Concert. A. Last concert and research, gentle ripple off an applause. Even know actually see any of the plants moving. Some audiences are really hard to please. And, surely afterwards the plants were given as gifts to two thousand and two hundred ninety two primary healthcare workers as a way to thank them for their brave world in the coronavirus pandemic as she Sharma d-w Madrid. Inside Europe gives you the big stories from Europe every week at this time news, politics, culture, and more, and if you'd like to get in touch with the team, we love to hear from you on this email address Europe. Is D W Dot? com, you can also subscribe to inside Europe on ear. Usual PODCAST APP.
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"All of our money on this trip and couldn't get a refund. And that was the motivation was to not lose the money and to see this country, because we were celebrating our thirtieth anniversary as well as my husband, seventy fifth birthday, and well once we hear, we came to the ruins, and they said they were closed for twenty days. And then the next day I think it was they put us on. Lockdown couldn't find any flights that we could afford. And when we did find one was booked before we could get it. Our. Children decided that we were safer here because of the small town and The discipline of the Italians so I, do feel much safer here. See this is this is why people are afraid of Thomas the. You know they come to Europe on. There's a second wave, or or whatever and they are trapped. They can't go back to the US or Canada or wherever they're coming from on the then they're faced with having to pay for hotels, and so on and so forth so exactly, and there are many stories a that are very similar. Similar to this that we've heard in recent times, and that actually raises one important question, and that is even when Europe starts to reopen, even when hotels for example reopen a holiday, homes or beaches, it is still unclear whether people will actually travel because there is a certain concern in in Europe in many countries as well that they could be a second wave for example the reason why the? The German government also said it will be monitoring corona virus data very closely, and if the numbers go up in a surgeon region, they could reissue travel warning, but it's also important that we're talking about this couple in in Italy. Because Italy actually reopened borders to European travelers this week in part to oversee rescue, its tourism industry dropped a ban on travel between regions as well and this is followed. Followed by other countries that are also taking measures to try and reopen their borders and start again the as very important summer season. Let's not forget. The tourism in Europe provides around ten percent of the continent's economic output and many many jobs. Millions of jobs actually depend on tourism. So this is not only about people going on holidays. This is also about making sure that Europe's economy can. Rebound can get back to normal as quickly as possible. That's not forget again that Europe's economy has been badly hit by this coronavirus pandemic. Yeah, on a lot of people are thinking of instead of vacations as steak Haitians, or as we say in Europe, a holiday, or maybe a whole stay status correct, and that's why also countries that taking measures for example to. Get people out and about in their own countries when I talk about Italy, lifting a ban on travel between regions or in Germany you also have many ideas for people to travel, maybe not to a different country altogether, but to stay at home and go to two places in their own country. That's again also intended to make sure that the specific regional economies get a boost at a time when that boost is particularly needed. Okay Thomas good to Tokyo, but to talk to you Keith Thomas Barrow is. Political and security correspondent..
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"You a better as usual is a senior Europe analyst for geopolitical intelligence firm Strip for dot com still to come. The nightingales are back in Berlin. The Best News I've had since the pandemic started is that it didn't stop the nightingales from coming all the way from West Africa also that reports. I promised to buy pubs and bars. Getting back to business in the Czech Republic is coming up. You're listening to inside Europe A few weeks ago at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe is. Looks like there'd be no tourism season the three main summer holiday destinations Spain Italy and France. Where overwhelmed by severely ill patients and their economies where in full lockton fortunately plans are now afoot to hopefully reopen borders next month and welcome tens of millions of Sun worshippers but Nick Martin reports the desire to save major parts of their economies could leave countries battling a second wave of infections. Spain has started the next phase of relaxing. Its drone virus lockdown with people being allowed to meet in groups in Madrid and Barcelona Europe's main tourism havens have been racing against the clock to slow down the spread of the Corona Virus. The site of airlines grounded hotel shuttered and beaches.
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Which which actually disc yes. I have this kind of tiny clip on. And you your belt. Yes yes yes exactly. That's that's usually the place where I put it. The system goes so that when I'm awake. Use these accelerator here beside my hip and measures my activities but also it measures the absence of the activity and during my sleep time. I use it on wrist and it measures. How would actually Eisley with this accelerometer clips to your pants? The stone lady with a clipboard can keep an eye on you every minute of the day. Some people think is big. Brother says dozen carriers. We walked towards the station for my train home. The accelerometer clocking approvingly. Every step. But when it's for your health he says people don't mind perhaps they would if it administered little shocks when he spent too long without moving but that of course is not the case yet John. Dwi Helsinki and that's our show for today Especially one this week because of the corona virus crisis It's produced with help from Helen's seaney scientific nation this week. Is Christoph Gruber? I'm Keith Walker. Thank you for listening. You can also subscribe to inside Europe on your usual podcast APP inside. Europe comes to from Germany's international broadcaster. D. W. in Bonn isn't..
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"It might be a bit chaotic but The brain slowly accept these stimuli and the impotence slowly he makes sense of the sense Neil Harbison has found his own augmentation antenna as far more humane implications locations than making him in anyway superhuman. When I was a child I used to be told the humans where black and white and since I started hearing color I realize it's completely false? I've never detected the white skin and have never detected though black skinned people who say they want. They're actually very very light orange and people who say they're black. They're actually very very dark. Orange as well. So humans are not black and white so we all the same few. We are all Orange Lahj Manga detail blue from time no way yeah. That's really interesting as it's kind of scary as well. I'm that's is our show for today inside your gives you the big stories from Europe every week news politics culture and more as produce withheld from Helen. Seaney the scientific mission. This week is Christian morgue and Gert Georgi and I'm Keith Walker you can also subscribe to inside Europe on your favorite podcast up inside. Europe comes to you from Germany's international international broadcast here D. W. in Bonn and and uh-huh beach..
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Dan this is inside Europe. And I'm Keith. Walker in Bonn Germany and the next half an hour a special festive festive. Focus on some of Europe's more interesting cultural traditions from the studios of Germany's international broadcaster Steph. DWP this as inside. Europe starting off in Austria one of Vienna's most venerable institution's is the stylish horse drawn carriage known as the Fiacre this living reminder of the pre motorcar era is carefully nurtured by the city administration. Also the horse encourage owners and drivers but as Carrie skyring reports from Vienna the fiacre tradition is under threat. It's early morning and at these stables near the banks of the Danube river coaches drivers and horses self into city. Traffic for another day's worth the woodwork. gleams delivers oil. Pause and driver breakfasted. Latina Mika fight. The owner of the stables starts another working date started six then the horse's mouth. Hey and something. For for power Muesli. Different Mueslis and then V.. We wash their traveling in the in the city Martinez served her time as a coach woman but now she runs the staples. And let's others like Marcus. Do the driving. He says it's more of a lifestyle within a job and it can be sat lebed images from the Hornets from the we can't. It's a certain way of life one where things run more slowly. We we slow things down. We live in hectic times where everything is bigger faster and more powerful and this is something like a break on that when I drive through the city there are car drivers I just behind me and they have to slow down. The tradition of the horse and coach coach carrying passengers around the city is still alive and will living side by side with the motorcar. The trams and the buses.
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Or fighting and then the Christmas out in our La. The you'll know sound on Christmas safe will be a bit more of a part I. I'm sure that again this Christmas here. Sonar la we'll come like small kids with their parents and the grandparents and maybe maybe even grand grandparents. Then we have some LURGI. You know hot wine and then of course some candies to the people and people gives was to us who are working you sound presence and having this this globe you now. This is a Christmas tradition. Listen I could definitely get used to carry Roy D. W. on signs grace and that's our show for today inside. Europe gives you the big stories from Europe every week news politics culture some Christmas stuff on a on a lot more as well. It's produced withheld from Helen. Seaney the scientific ignition. This week is get Georgi and I'm Keith Walker you can also subscribe to inside Europe on your favorite podcast up inside. Europe comes to you from Germany's international international broadcaster D. W. in bomb. Yeah Yeah..
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Get doing it hundred percent on fifty. I'm not getting another fifty. Two kids undertand. The planet is changing. There is a lot of heat up. I'm scared scared enough to get out on the streets and protest himself Joanna Kakissis. Dwi in Stroud. The United Kingdom Kingdom still to come on inside Europe Christmas in Finland where many homes have built in in Saunas. I am a mother and this is my baby free time so I will be during the sounder and Santa in my Christmas Christmas celebrations is very important. Normally we go to the sauna after we have had some Christmas Porridge Christmas porridge also also on the way Norwegian Christmas bells in just a moment. My name is Keith. Walker in Bonn Germany. You're listening to inside Europe. Aw if you're dreaming of a White White Christmas with all the trappings. Few places are more christmasy than Norway. Yes fewer and fewer Norwegians celebrate the birth of Christ or attend church on Christmas Eve. Still there is one thing about the Protestant way of celebrating Christmas. That still draws a majority of Norwegians away from their presence and pork rib dinner. Lush evanger explains more in this audio post card. Norway is becoming more and more secular church membership has is fallen year-on-year for the past decade and Church. Attendance is at an all time low. Christmas Eve is the one day in the year that any church can hope Shapur Shapur a decent crowd in no way. The twenty fourth of December is the big day with food and presents under a little bit of baby. Jesus for some because on Christmas Eve just one in ten regions. Go to church. I did not grow up in a religious household for us. Christmas was always more about celebrating..
"europe" Discussed on Inside Europe
"Down near the gunman problem family problem. Hello how did you get here buzzing. Took took a plane from Gambia. Turkey one stomach foster UMA isn't sure where he wants to go the UK may be but in any case he will have added several thousand miles to his trip. In order to go via Turkey. I met another man on a similar trip from Sierra Leone. By roden boat they take the new Balkan route to avoid rights abuses and exploitation in Libya. One results is that Turkey does not only control migration flows into Europe from the Middle East and Asia but also from Africa even west Africa. But what does President Obama Edwin hope to gain by threatening Europe with the mother of all migrants crises. Well the reason Ankara gives is money. The EU promised six billion euros heroes. And they've still only paid three. But that's not all according to Anglo Siragus. MP With the ruling New Democracy Party who was in charge of migration issues at the Interior Ministry from two thousand twelve to two thousand fifteen. He has a specific aim which is related with a station next to the Turkey Syrian borders. He wants to establish a safe zone. Or twenty miles along all the border quits. His three hundred miles some leglise these and erect in the safe zone new cities he believes. These cities can accommodate between two to three million citizens who live in Turkey today in reality quad he wants to do is to ethnic cleans the area next to the border from the Kurds. The eyelids and the various minorities who live in the area Christians and others and put their Arab Sunnis loonies. He wants the European Union to pay for this project and he starts pressing the European Union by sending these people to agrees failing which Siragus told me otherwise would not be unhappy to give the u the club that snubbed Turkey's membership request four million or so so mainly poor mainly Muslim refugees and migrants to deal with so I- Alzira goes if it came to that what government do if at Doane decides it's to open the gates at he says he these equivalent in attack people are used on purpose for other means according to the international of this. Is We club tonight to stop. Ships entering illegally into Greek territorial waters back in Samos. The child old is practicing for the Samos. Independence Day parade independence from your Turks. One much later than by the rest of Greece in nineteen twelve but in this looming new migrant crisis independent is precisely what Greece is not as the mayor of Samos puts it. Turkey holds the case piece. Dwi some squeeze. And I'm Keith Walker. In Bonn you're listening to inside Europe ECO ECO warrior aggressor tune Berg as she recently had a rail journey across Germany. And it's put a new spotlight on Germany's state owned rail. Operator Deutsche Bomb Tom which is one of the biggest transport companies in the world. She tweeted a picture of herself. You may have seen it. She's sitting on the floor in between the carriages looking. Oh sorry for herself and she described she was on overcrowded Deutsche Bahn train following the UN climate conference in Madrid and Thomas Sparrow. Dwi's political correspondent has been following the story Hello Thomas Hello Kitty some Greta. Critics are accusing her of lying about sitting on the floor and confusing. so-called cuddle class with First Class. Well what begun with that tweet is now a much bigger story that has put a spotlight on some of the problems that Deutsche Bahn is facing abandoned fact replied to Greta tune books tweet. They tend to for supporting deutchebanks battle against climate change but what came afterwards when they also said that it would have been even better even nicer. If Greta twinbrook had also reported how the team the DOJ Abban Team mm-hmm had served her other seats in the First Class section of one of the train. She traveled and They have been different reactions regarding these tweets both host from Greta twinbrook from Deutsche. Bahn there those was you say I have accused of lying and there are others will say that on the other hand this has actually shed some light on some of the problems. That Autobahn has if you talk to Germans. Many are very critical of Deutsche Bahn. They said it's not very punctual. That opted there are frequent delays that there are shortages that the trains not enough. You name it. Many Germans are very critical of Deutsche. Bahn that is not always the case with foreigners come to the country but in any case this tweet by British Columbia and the reaction by Deutsche Bahn as again. Put the spotlight on this rail operator here in Germany and my friends from the US visits and there are very impressed They said the train network in Germany is clean and quiet and Kinda reliable now. Let's talk about Deutsche. Bahn and Germany's Socialist Left Party has jumped on this Greta Timberg train bandwagon. And it's saying that rather than investing electric cars to fight climate change but the German government should offer everyone in the country. Cheaper Rail Fares we have to understand the context in which is happening. That is a very big debate. Not only in Germany me but specifically in in Germany about what the country can do an is planning to do when it comes to fighting climate change and that's why for example. The German left Podgy in particular Keeping said that it was more important to subsidize public transport. MORE EGALITARIAN WAY to fight climate change. But it's important again to mention that the overall context of this discussion regarding what way Germany should move when it comes to fighting climate change where the focus. Oh Gosh should be where the government should actually Plan that very potent strategy in the next decade in fact it's important to stress Keith. That the German government one of it's key priorities in recent years has been to develop a very very important. Climate package are very controversial packages. Well which some say is very very ambitious other people say it doesn't go far enough Thomas Thank you always a positive to WSB political correspond. Toss Spiro speaking to us from Berlin broadcasting from Germany this as inside Europe one of the big issues of the twenty.
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"This is inside era. And I'm Keith Walker. In Bonn Germany in the next half an hour ECO warrior air. Greta tune bar gets into a twitter storm with Germany's State Rail Company plus we meet supporters of climate militant group extinction rebellion. I'm a rebel. I may try sister. I am an earth protector. Climate is changing and there is of heating up and we're scared. Mom is really disappointed. And that's okay. This is a matter of life and death. Our Earth is dying and Christmas in Finland where many homes have built in Saunas. I am a new mother and this is is my baby free time so I will be enjoying the sound and so in my Christmas celebrations is very important. Normally we go truly sure they sauna. After we have had some Christmas porridge vis stories and more coming up from the studios of Germany's international broadcaster. d-w This is inside Europe. Well it seems like the Magic Solution with the E U Turkey Accord of of two thousand sixteen. Ankara agreed to prevent the over. Four million mainly Syrian migrants living in Turkey from going to the EU in exchange for. Oh you money. And the numbers of migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece dropped dramatically bus now. They are rising again. Forty thousand assumed since July leading to massive overcrowding the reception and registration camps on the islands if Turkish President Reginald type one is to believe this is only the start. He has threatened on several occasions to open the gates as he puts it threats taken seriously in Greece where they're bracing themselves for a migrant crisis to dwarf thus of Twenty fifteen. This report from John Lawrenson begins on the ferry to the Greek island of Samos. That's near the coast of Turkey. Greek soldiers playing playing to pass the time on the ten hour trip from Athens to sound less than a mile from the rookie Turkish coast. I there are barracks on either side of this narrow strip of water where Greek ships battle.
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"But the streets may soon be the only place where there is space for real debate. Besides the new culture law the prime minister's fetus deduce and it's Christian Democratic Coalition partners have also rushed through legislation which your position has developed a muscle law it seeks to eliminate protest. I inside parliament for example fines for legislatures. Who Don't towed align have been increased from six months salary to twelve months and and suspensions have been increased from nine parliamentary sessions to a whopping sixty the European as expressed concern over the democratic credentials chill so Hungary a member state? But for now it remains to Hungarians themselves to show their discontent with the rapid changes. Stefan boss deal you Budapest. And I'm Keith Walker in Bonn you're listening to inside Europe breath in Greenland. The winters are long long and dark and the becomes difficult to travel because the ice closes in perhaps unsurprisingly people look forward to Christmas with special relish actually burn has more on the Norwegian Christmas celebrations. You have McKay is the world's most northerly capital city and today almost all of its seventeen thousand inhabitants have gathered around.
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"Hungary's ruling party has quickly pushed through controversial legislation. Impacting cultural organizations. It will give Prime Minister Viktor. Orban's nationalist government more control over the nation's theaters artists and other critics. Say The new law is part of broader attempts to curtail L. Creative and independent thinking in Hungary and that will become more difficult for opposition parliamentarians to protest against these developments. The government has also approved legislation increasing fines and penalties on lawmakers who disrupt legislative activities Stephan boss reports from Budapest. ACLU says cool chair is foundation of the A nation. This person says thousands echo his sentiments on a rainy gloomy winter day in downtown Budapest artists opposition politicians and others express their sadness and anger over. What Day say amounts to a government takeover of independent theaters? The law was rushed rushed through parliament in time for Christmas by legislatures supporting Prime Minister. Viktor Orban it includes a bigger say for Orban's right-wing swing nationalist government over the appointment of directors at municipal theatres debt-relief central state funding many theaters depend on the state to operate as they lack the financial resources to work without government support in future. A National Council culture will determine which which institutions are culturally significant enough to receive financing four. Five years. It's president will be appointed by the government. The recently elected liberal leaning mayor of Budapest. Gay Gut Joan is furious. He tells the crowd at the law is a government attempts to punish ernest. The United Opposition for its victories in the October municipal election. Other other could i. I'm unhappy happy that I have to come on stage again because I believe that the podium just like culture is not for the politicians it belongs to the artists and they're public but we know that everybody is being dictated to by the government. We also know that it's mostly because of Budapest. It's an attempt went to punish us for the October thirteenth municipal elections at that time. The people of Budapest raised their heads out of the swamp. They decided to vote to take back their city. The Budapest mayor has urged wealthy people into capital to help finance the theaters and ooh earlier. This week he signed the free CDs agreement with the mayors of capital CDs in nearby countries Brock Warsaw and brought his lava like Budapest. These capitals are all ruled by independent or opposition leaders got. John hopes their agreement will help them. Obtain Doc direct funding from the European Union Hungary's culture. Bill which was rushed through Parliament within days east narrower in scope than the government the plant but it was only because the original proposals were leaked Andrew condemnation from across the cultural scene however artists viewed the revised law as a further effort by Orban's ruling fetus party and Christian Democratic allies to limit artistic freedom of expression and cultural cultural autonomy until now theaters were among the last beacons of free speech and freedom of thought. That's because many of the country's mainstream dream and public media having placed under the control of Orban's allies and the government has also increased its influence over education scientific typically search Gorz and even churches young Hungarian actress Lisa Kudrow of the Knotty Miklos Theater is concerned. Talk about the future of our generation me Magyarorszag Hara means autism. Movies Save we Hungary. The under thirty year old actors actors and a lot of things could have divided us such as where we graduated from or who are a class teacher was or who voted for but our generation works together as in the case of this cultural law under these rules. We don't feel secure or any future in our field. ECKFORD on founded rush ball and compares the current political climate to situation three decades ago when Hungary was a communist country without a multi. Party democracy circus on your headphones. We can see a repetition of the nineteen seventies with central control and censorship. I've already been through that. Let's not have it it again actress. You did pokorny agrees. And I've seen this show finish noise. I wasn't actress in the nineteen sixties seventies and eighties. After after thirty years of democracy. I didn't expect to be intimidated as I was back. Then.
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"Lose. Okay thoughts lead over the years. It Leah's seeing many the protest movements most of them have had a short life the sardines of courses. They say they don't want to create a political party. They simply won't use the undeniable influence to support political parties. Who in some way share their ideas and views? It is hard to predict whether the Saudis will be footnote in Italian political history or have a great future ahead of them. I D he w Rome Keith. Walker in Bonn Germany. You're listening to inside Europe. EU lawmakers during the the week voted to support a resolution. Calling on Maltese prime minister. Joseph Muscat to step down with immediate effect they argued He. risks compromising `promising a probe into the murder of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Glitzy and following. This story for debate inside Europe is Teri Schultz in Brussels. CELO TERRI HI Keith. So I tell us about the journalists festival in her murder. Well Daphne was well known even here in Brussels because of her determination the nation to root out corruption she was really one of the early investigative reporters looking into cases That she said ran all the way up into the Maltese government government. I mean we've always known about the the golden visas that Malta cells to very rich people. They can buy their way into the European Union. So that's something that was was better known around the EU including my journalists here in Brussels. But Daphne was was really getting close to the highest levels of the Maltese government and as as we are finding out more every day that is in fact why she was killed. Of course the manner in which she was killed by a car bomb was absolutely shocking. Talking and At first we didn't know the details but we did know who she'd been reporting on and who may feel threatened by her but remembered. That wasn't the only death that took place there were other journalists working on investigations killed afterwards in Slovakia for example and so This started really chill among journalists even even even far away here in Brussels Just because it was so cold blooded and now in fact I'm in The men who have been arrested are releasing details of just how intricate. This plot was It was a contract killing that People were hired to do this and allegations. Are that Yes yes it does. Lead all the way to the prime minister's office and what has the European Parliament side of the story at well. This is is really interesting because This week the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly. I mean this was five hundred. Eighty one of six hundred ninety Members of parliament voting to ask Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to step down immediately. Now he's already said as a result of all this pressure that he will leave January twelfth but the European Parliament says even the ongoing doing investigation right now could be compromised if he stays in office. I mean we're only talking about less than another month and they don't believe that there can be a clean investigation if he stays there and this was after a fact-finding mission the European Parliament took to Malta where they spoke with NGOs they spoke with journalists and they released some of the video of those interviews They had there and and the journalists are saying that they are threatened every single day. I listened to some of this these testimony. And they're saying that they receive messages including fluting from government officials of Pictures of Daphne And then their own this this journalist head put on her body indicating. Oh you're next so there were just terrifying stories that are being told by people working in the media. You know things that we don't normally have to think about so the European Parliament's fact-finding mission The the MEP's heard these stories and came back and pushed very hard for this for this motion. Now it's not binding just must got but it's certainly embarrassing And and this was an issue also last week in the European Council with him coming here there are people saying he should be arrested under criminal suspicion and no leaders as far as we know said anything to him about his potential involvement in the murder. Everyone's shaking hands with him while there were protests going on by the way Tributes to Daphne are swept away nightly and people spend all night out there to protect them people have been saying now For the more than two years since she was killed that Moscow's that's office was involved. Listen to listen to one person that Davila's spoke with there on the streets. The conjure has.
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"Welcome back to inside Europe. Tell us more. Well, this is a parliamentary Bundeswehr report a regular report presented by the Bundestag military Commissioner who is now called HansPeter battles. And obviously his goal. Try and find precisely where there are problems within the German military. We can summarize those problems as has already been summarized saying that the German military is under quip under-equipped understaffed an overly bureaucratic. This is certainly not good news for German military has been trying in the last few years to play a more important role internationally embedded in sort of big missions within NATO, for example, or UN missions in different parts of the world. It's also born into stress this is not necessarily new. Do not the first time that we hear that the German military has very serious problems. In fact, that's a big topic here in Germany, and it's always a topic. When these reports come out, but the fact that now this this report also came out stressing all these issues just makes that debate more important in Germany as Germany tries to pay a more important role internationally. How do these issues affect day-to-day operations? According to the report, they do affect day to day operations when soldiers for example, have to rely on civilian helicopters if they want to be moved from one part to the next or vital equipment that they have to borrow. And again, this is not new we've heard previously reports of equipment that the military has that either outdated or not not fully operational that they can't use at any given time that they're struggling to fill key positions that the maintenance is also affected that trading problems are suffering trading programs suffering. So you can see there. There are lots of issues are wide range of issues here that have been stress on various occasions to mention precisely that the German military's having serious problems about this before with you Thomas. Why is it still happening specifically the Commissioner mentioned that it's not because of money, in fact, the budget rose, so the military does have more money to buy equipment or to improve all these issues that we've been talking about it is saying that it is because of bureaucracy because there are all sorts of big problems that are not being handled properly. And specifically as mentioned the the issue of of the bonus where being too bureaucratic overly bureaucratic, and those ratios that he's adjusted in this particular case should be dealt with. It's also to stress that this is not something that is just happening now in the last few years, the this has had problems for a very long time that has to do with the changing role of Germany. Nationally, for example, will after reunification military investment decreased back then the military was only capable of certain deployments. But then for example, after the Crimea annexation of your years ago than Germany understood that it also had to increase its role internationally in a military way. And that came hand in hand with proposals from the government to increase the budget, try and improve all these problems. And that's why German Defense Minister phone the line who said that it's important to look at the long view when it comes to this the deponent's. Yes, it might have many problems. But according to her it is going the right direction and part of that long term vision as far as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is concerned. I mean, part of her vision is a single European army for the future of the EU. I mean, what start going to look like given the issues that the Bundeswehr are having. Well, obviously, this is an issue that for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's for the government is particularly important that idea of a common European army of common European goals when it comes to military terms. We spoke about that. In fact, last week when we were talking about this German-French renewed alliance, but it does raise questions as to how Germany will plan to do all this will plan to move forward with all these projects that it has not only this European army. But again, all these missions abroad, when if you look inside the German military, you see all these problems that are being presented by the Bundestag military Commissioner battles. So it does raise questions, and it does put pressure on the government to try and explain how all these things work to get very quickly..
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"Scores of people have been killed and hundreds injured in wildfires that ripped through a seaside resort near the Greek capital Athens, many more people remain unaccounted for this could Mark the deadliest wildfire in postwar Europe. Authorities say, they're investigating the cause of the freak fires, but as Anthony, Kerr, Salva reports, tales of destruction have plunged Greece into mourning and fury. Survivors described it as a scene from Dante's inferno flames as high as fifteen meters, rip through the streets and alleys of a seaside resort, pushing throngs of people. Dogs cats and even rats to the see people screamed 'cause exploded and pine cones pop like grenades injuring anyone in everyone inside for those who manage to make the mad dash to safety. Rescue soon followed more than seven hundred people were. Real out of the sea and taken to a nearby port where they were reunited with their families and treated for injuries, but is gale force, winds calmed, and the walls of the flame slowed down. Harrowing scenes of destruction began to unfold injured people emerge from their blazing homes like lifeless zone, b.'s hobbling to the beach collapsing to slow and cruel death. Witnesses told me their faces were badly charred and their close glued to their bodies and is if that was not enough, more corpses were quickly found by rescuers on a cliff. Overlooking what's now being called the bay of death. Once idyllic, cove preferred by tourists and wealthy Athenians that twenty six men, women and children gathered in the hope that they could find a narrow path leading to small craggy staircase down to the water. They.