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BISTORY - Storie dalla Storia
Bistory S05E08 Prete Gianni

BISTORY - Storie dalla Storia

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 23:45


Prete Gianni (XII sec. d.C.- ?) – Il sovrano cristiano e potentissimo delle lontane terre delle Tre Indie, pronto a salvare i cattolici dai rovesci e dai fallimenti delle Crociate. Oppure una pia illusione, figlia dell'eresia nestoriana e di un medioevo ancora immaturo nella conoscenza il mondo, in un'epoca ancora stupefatta dall'esotismo orientale pieno di leggende ed esseri mitologici. Una storia che racconta il medioevo in marcia titubante verso la società moderna e il mondo globale.

PRI's The World
How is Europe handling its energy dilemma?

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 46:44


On Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said it might “make sense” to extend the lives of Germany's last nuclear power plants. The war in Ukraine, and Russia's slowdown of gas deliveries to Germany have put Europe's largest economy in a bind. And, amid Sri Lanka's financial crisis and fuel shortage, people can't afford enough fuel for cars and motorbikes. Many commuters in Colombo, the country's largest city, are turning to bicycles. Also, the UN's nuclear chief Rafael Grossi has said that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine "is completely out of control" and issued a plea to Russia and Ukraine to allow international experts to visit the plant. Plus, 19-year-old Letsile Tebogo from Botswana broke the 100-meter U20 world record in Colombia on Tuesday, crossing the line in 9.91 seconds.

Aujourd'hui l'économie
Sri Lanka: cuisiner à moindre coût

Aujourd'hui l'économie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 4:05


Le Sri Lanka traverse la pire crise de son histoire. L'État, à court de devises étrangères, n'arrive plus à rembourser ses emprunts étrangers ni à acheter les biens essentiels pour sa population, comme le carburant. Et un autre bien manque gravement : le gaz ménager. Les Sri-Lankais ont donc recours à tout type de débrouille pour compenser, y compris la simple cuisine au feu de bois.  De notre correspondant à New Delhi, Plus d'une centaine de bonbonnes de gaz bleues sont alignées sur le pavé, dans une file qui fait le tour de ce pâté de maison du centre de Colombo. Cela fait cinq jours que les propriétaires de ces bouteilles attendent ici, mais le rideau du magasin de distribution de gaz reste fermé. Mohammed, 63 ans, s'impatiente : « J'arrive le matin pour garder ma bonbonne pendant la journée. Et la nuit, je dois payer quelqu'un pour la garder, ce qui nous coute de l'argent. En attendant, nous n'avons pas de gaz à la maison, et soit on cuisine au bois, soit on mange à l'extérieur, ce qui est plus cher. » L'attente est interminable et couteuse, les disputes parfois violentes, et enfin, le prix pour remplir sa bonbonne de gaz a plus que doublé depuis le début de l'année. Pour toutes ces raisons, Maria Savadi Gurusangh ne peut plus se permettre de cuisiner au gaz. Cette femme du quartier populaire de Wanathamulla récupère donc des branches d'arbres et des cagettes, les place dans un petit foyer en métal. Et depuis quatre mois, elle cuisine ainsi au feu de bois, par terre, devant sa petite maison. « Ce n'est pas facile de trouver du bois, et cela met du temps à cuire dans ce petit brasier, explique Maria Savadi Gurusangh. Les voisins se plaignent aussi parfois de la fumée. Le plus difficile, c'est de cuisiner le riz au feu de bois, donc parfois, j'utilise le cuiseur de riz électrique, mais je l'évite au maximum, car l'électricité coute aussi cher maintenant. Je garde ensuite ce riz pendant deux jours. » Cette femme de 64 ans, légèrement courbée par l'effort, avoue pouvoir tolérer ces problèmes, mais elle est surtout désolée pour sa famille : « J'ai eu une vie difficile, j'ai fait des ménages pour élever mes enfants. Mais je n'ai jamais connu une telle situation de pénuries. Et je suis triste que mes petits-enfants grandissent avec tant de restrictions, ce n'est pas juste pour eux. » ► À écouter aussi : La crise au Sri Lanka va-t-elle gagner d'autres pays vulnérables ? La crise touche aussi les classes moyennes du Sri Lanka. Susila Pereira a travaillé pour les Nations unies pendant une partie de sa carrière, et jouissait d'une vie confortable jusqu'à récemment. Maintenant, cette retraitée doit jongler pour cuisiner : « Le gaz est cher et il y a toujours des coupures d'électricité, donc j'achète un maximum de légumes qui n'ont pas besoin d'être cuisinés, comme de la salade et des brocolis. Et quand je cuisine, c'est seulement avec mon cuiseur de riz, qui est devenue mon fait-tout- dès que j'ai de l'électricité, je mets tous les légumes dedans. Et je ne mange plus que deux fois par jour pour économiser. La nuit, je rêve que je prépare trois plats différents, mais quand je me lève, je n'ai pas le choix. Et je n'en fais qu'un. » Début juin, l'ONU prévenait que près de neuf Sri-Lankais sur dix réduisaient leur alimentation pour économiser de l'argent. Et plus de 20% d'entre eux se trouvaient en détresse alimentaire. Depuis le départ du clan des Rajapakse, chassé par la rue à la mi-juillet, le nouveau président Ranil Wikremesinghe poursuit les négociations avec le Fonds monétaire international, dans le but d'obtenir un prêt qui pourra permettre à l'État d'acheter les biens de premières nécessitées, comme le carburant et le gaz.

FGV - Escola de Economia de São Paulo
#52 O Mercado das Criptomoedas, com Jéfferson Colombo

FGV - Escola de Economia de São Paulo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 15:51


Jéfferson Colombo, professor da Escola de Economia de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV EESP) fala sobre o mercado das criptomoedas. O uso das moedas digitais vem crescendo no mundo todo. Segundo um estudo da Crypto.com, o número de usuários dobrou no primeiro semestre de 2021 com uma estimativa de 220 milhões de pessoas investindo nesse segmento. As moedas digitais surgiram em 2008 com a criação da Bitcoin. Na época, o objetivo era usar a tecnologia para dar autonomia, independência e segurança para transações financeiras. Hoje, elas já são usadas de diversas formas, desde transações comerciais, como meio de pagamento, reserva de valor e até como remuneração em jogos on-line. Conheça as particularidades do setor os seus riscos e oportunidades, regulamentações e perfil do investidor, em um bate-papo leve e esclarecedor sobre finanças e economia.

World Business Report
First grain ship leaves under Russia deal

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 26:27


The first ship carrying grain has left the Ukrainian port of Odesa under a landmark deal with Russia. Yuriy Vaskov, Ukraine's deputy minister of Infrastructure, tells us that there are still more ships waiting to leave. Millions of people were glued to the TV to watch the England women's football team become champions of Europe, beating Germany in the final 2 - 1 at Wembley in London. Uefa expects it to generate revenue of more than 60 million US dollars, almost four times the amount at Euro 2017 in the Netherlands. Sue Anstiss, author of Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women's Sport, joins us. The World Food Programme says Sri Lanka doesn't have enough food to meet normal needs. Its latest report says more than 6 million people lack reliable access to enough affordable food. Peter de Almeida is the founder of an IT company called N-Able in Colombo, he tells us about his experience. Doctors and dentists have started indefinite strike action demanding better pay and conditions in Sierra Leone. BBC correspondent Umaru Fofana explains it all from Freetown.

World Business Report
First grain cargo due to leave Ukraine since war began

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 26:27


A ship carrying grain is due to leave Odessa port in Ukraine - the first since the start of the war with Russia. It follows a deal struck between the two countries last week, ending the Russian blockade of the port. We speak to Taras Vysotsky, Ukraine's deputy minister of agriculture, who was at the port with President Zelensky and a gathering of western ambassadors. And Chris McGill, underwriter at Ascot Syndicate at Lloyds of London, tells us how easy it is to insure ships coming out of Ukrainian ports. Food inflation in Sri Lanka has reached 90%. The BBC's Sajid Nazmi is in the capital Colombo and tells us what prices are like. In Ghana, drought and mine damage are having a devastating effect on cocoa crops. The cocoa harvest is predicted to fall to its lowest level in 12 years. We speak to Jeffery Ntorinkansah of the Commodities Brokers Association. And we hear how the American bullfrog is causing huge damage to the global economy. Their numbers are increasingly difficult to control, causing widespread crop devastation and destroying natural vegetation.

The Radio Vagabond
SRI LANKA (Flashback Friday)

The Radio Vagabond

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 27:07


Welcome to Flashback Friday. In this episode, I am in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and attended a cocktail party with beautiful traditional music and dancing. This one was first released in September 2019, not long after the horrible terror attack in Sri Lanka. So, we're also going to be talking about that.

Union Radio
Penzini con todo || Experto asegura que relaciones colombo-venezolanas se restituirán progresivamente

Union Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 19:22


Giulio Cellini, abogado y especialista en análisis político, aseguró las relaciones entre Venezuela y Colombia se restituirán progresivamente. Explicó que estas probablemente empezarán con la apertura ordenada de la frontera  «Hay que hacer un trabajo importante en la restitución de consulados por la gran cantidad de colombianos en Venezuela» añadió. Cellini indicó que el hecho que el canciller colombiano, Álvaro Leiva, esté en Venezuela, es una buena noticia para el país. «Petro buscó tener a personas con capacidades probadas, como con el canciller Leiva» señaló. Destacó que esta reconexión entre países será muy útil. El experto resaltó que es natural que para el gobierno de Petro sea prioridad restituir relaciones con Venezuela. También recordó que el nuevo congreso colombiano ya está instalado y que, en gran medida, respalda a Petro. «Hasta partidos políticos que eran opuestos a Petro han declarado que no se opondrán a sus reformas» acotó.

The Fifth Floor
Iran's recent crackdown

The Fifth Floor

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 42:21


Women in Iran have been sharing videos of themselves taking off their hijabs in public in protest at the growing pressure regarding the mandatory headscarf. Meanwhile the Iranian parliament may soon approve a bill which will severely restrict pet ownership. Taraneh Stone of BBC Persian and Ali Hamedani discuss why the government seems to be enforcing stricter rules. Reporting Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has experienced months of turmoil with mass protests over the island's economic crisis, leading to the flight of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier this month. His successor Ranil Wickremesinghe has imposed a state of emergency until mid-August. It's been one dramatic development after another for BBC Sinhala's Colombo-based reporters Ranga Sirilal and Shirly Upul Kumara. A Nigerian world record This week Nigerian hurdler Tobi Amusan broke the world record in the women's 100m hurdles, and won the first ever gold medal for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championships. BBC Africa's Peter Okwoche tells us more about her, and what the win means to Nigerians. Drama Queen Drama Queen is a ground-breaking podcast series presented in Hindi and Urdu by the BBC's Samrah Fatima. It tells the stories of men and women who are accused of being ‘drama queens' if they speak out about their struggles. Samrah explains why she wanted to tackle the deeply rooted social issues that are common to both India and Pakistan, and show how people have been able to forge new paths for themselves. (Photo: A woman in Islamic dress walks past a shop window. Credit: Morteza Nikoubazi/ NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Radiovagabond med Palle Bo fra rejse hele verden rundt

Velkommen til Flashback Fredag. I denne uge er vi i Colombo, hovedstaden i Sri Lanka. Denne episode var udgivet første gang i september 2019.

Table Talk
296: The glimmer of hope in an otherwise damning WHO obesity report

Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 33:15


The World Health Orgnization's European Regional Obesity Report makes grim reading. It says nearly two-thirds of European adults are obese, a third of children are overweight or obese, and crucially, the numbers are rising. The WHO says no European country is on track to stop obesity rising by 2025. For UK readers, the standout headline is that Britain is on course to have the worst obesity rate in Europe by 2033. But there is one line within the report that offers a glimpse of hope. It says: "Europe can reverse its obesity epidemic." In this episode of the Food Matters Live Podcast, we interview one of the authors of the report, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Acting Head of the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases. For decades obesity has been a major global health issue and as time has ticked on, despite research, government health legislation, campaigns, changes within the food industry, things continue to get worse. It's a topic we've covered before on the podcast, but when we have asked where the solutions are coming from, convincing answers have often been in short supply.      In order to understand how we might reverse rising obesity rates, we first need to understand how we ended up here in the first place. This WHO report is the first we've had for 15 years and some of the changes that have happened in that time, appear to be contributing to the obesity crisis. The Coronavirus pandemic is highlighted in the report as having increased our consumption of fast-food, led to more screen time, and a more sedentary lifestyle. The increased use of food delivery apps is also playing a role, says the report, and in more ways than might immediately be obvious. Listen to the full episode to get some answers to questions such as; why are all of Europe's nations failing to get a grip of the obesity crisis? Whose responsibility is it to reverse the current trend? And where can European countries look to for inspiration? And then there's that slight glimmer of hope. If Europe really can reverse its obesity epidemic, how exactly does it go about doing it? Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Acting Head, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Kremlin leads the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Programme which is responsible for providing support to the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region on the implementation of the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan and Physical Activity.  Prior to this position he worked as a Technical Officer on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Risk Factors, since 2017 in the same office.  Before joining WHO, he was a researcher and the co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches to NCD Prevention at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.  He co-edited the text book “An Introduction to Population-level Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases” published by the Oxford University Press.  He has a special interest in multisectoral responses to health promotion, quantifying the outcome of health policies and implementation research. Kremlin graduated as a medical doctor with MBBS from the University of Colombo.  He holds an MSc in Global Health Science and a DPhil (PhD) in Public Health from the University of Oxford.

PRI's The World
Sri Lankan security cracks down on protesters

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 47:30


Less than a day after Sri Lanka's new president was sworn in, security forces have cleared out a protest camp outside of the presidential office in Colombo, the capital. Demonstrators have been camped out there for three months, demanding new leadership and relief from crippling inflation and shortages of basic necessities. Also, developers are unable to find the cash to finish real estate projects and it's led Chinese home buyers to stop paying their mortgages. And, hundreds in Baghdad protested outside the Turkish Embassy on Thursday, angered by an artillery strike on a resort town in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region on Wednesday. The attack killed as many as eight Iraqis, wounded over a dozen more and sparked outrage. Plus, we hear why evangelicals in Brazil want to make contact with Indigenous groups.

Business Matters
Amazon moves into healthcare

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 49:12


Vivienne Nunis is joined by Shuli Ren, Bloomberg writer based in Hong Kong, and Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence in Texas, USA. Riot police in Sri Lanka crack down on protesters after the new president is sworn in, the BBC's Anbarasan Etirajan in Colombo discusses what this might say about the new leadership. Amazon has agreed to buy US healthcare provider One Medical for $3.9bn as the ecommerce giant furthers its push into the medical industry. Professor of Marketing at NYU University Scott Galloway explains how he saw Amazon moving into healthcare as far back as 2019. And China's Zhengzhou city is creating a property developer bailout fund as increasing numbers of homeowners join a nationwide boycott of mortgage payments on unfinished houses. Shuli, who worked at Lehman Brothers in New York during the 2008 crash, sees some eerie comparisons. (Picture caption: SPAIN - 2022/01/24: In this photo illustration medical syringes seen with an Amazon logo in the background. Credit: Getty Images)

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "If You're Gonna Kill Me, Kill Me. I'm Not Gonna Tell You Sh**"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 20:40 Very Popular


Sammy talks about what it's like being involved in mafia wars. This war in particular resulted in Joe Colombo becoming the Boss of the family.

Newshour
Ranil Wickremesinghe confirmed as president of Sri Lanka

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 49:30


The veteran Sri Lankan politician Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for unity in the face of challenges, after being elected as the new president in a parliamentary vote. Mr Wickremesinghe predicted his election would mean an end to divisions in Sri Lanka, but many protesters aren't happy seeing him as a continuation of the government led by his predecessor, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Also in the programme: the Italian prime minister Mario Draghi has promised to stay in office if the partners in his troubled coalition give him their full backing; and an architect tells us how its possible to design buildings that mitigate rising global temperatures. (Photo: Ranil Wickremesinghe who has been elected as the Eighth Executive President under the Constitution speaks to media as he leaves a Buddhist temple, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 20 July 2022. Credit: Reuters/ Dinuka Liyanawatte)

Newshour
Will Sri Lanka's demonstrators accept new president?

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 49:43


Sri Lanka's new president is Ranil Wickremesinghe, he's a former prime minister and was part of the former government. In his acceptance speech, he appealed for unity to tackle the challenges facing Sri Lanka: But will Sri Lanka's demonstrators accept this figure from the previous administration? Also in the programme: Why Brazil's President Bolsonaro is saying there are problems in the electoral system ahead of elections in October; and Boris Johnson's farewell to the UK parliament as the race to replace him heats up. (Photo shows a protestor wearing a band as he attends a protest against Sri Lanka"s newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe, amid the country"s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lank. Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

World Business Report
EU tells people to switch off their lights to save energy

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 26:28


In Europe the key Nord Stream One pipeline, which provides about ten percent of the continent's gas, is due to reopen on Thursday after maintenance. President Putin now says it's not clear what condition its turbine will be in after repairs in Canada. Leon Izbicki, a European natural gas analyst for Energy Aspect, explains the situation. We hear from Jonathan Grassi in Italy about what this means for his business. Sri Lanka's new president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has called for unity in the face of economic turmoil and political division, after comfortably beating his nearest rival in a parliamentary vote. Rohan Samarajiva is the founding Chair of the LIRNEasia policy and regulation think tank, and joins us from Colombo. Uganda's President, Yoweri Museveni, has defended his government's decision not to give subsidies or reduce taxes - saying the money should be used to solve other problems the country is facing. BBC correspondent, Patricia Oyella, explains the cost of living crisis from Kampala. The Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson has joined the LIV Golf series after being removed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain. He becomes the latest professional to join the breakaway tour, which is financed by the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. US based golf journalist Alex Miceli explains the controversy.

World Business Report
A new dawn for Sri Lanka?

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 26:26


Crisis-hit Sri Lanka has elected its next president: the former prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. He's already proving unpopular with some, leading to fresh protests in the capital, Colombo. Some business owners, however, are optimistic that the new leader can begin to guide the country of out its economic hardship. Shiromal Coomay runs a tourism company. She is eager to see the holiday industry restart in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the IMF has warned other countries could face a similar economic fate if debt can't be brought under control. We speak to the head of Ukraine's sea port authority, Dmitro Barinov, about efforts to end the Russian blockade of grain shipments. Sam Fenwick is also joined by energy markets expert Dr Aura Sabadus to discuss the ongoing concerns over gas supplies in Europe.

Indy Audio
Colombo on-the-ground: A Mass Movement Ousts Corrupt Politicians

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 13:21


A report-back from The Indy's Amba Guerguerian. Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island nation of 23 million people located just south of India. The country has been in the throes of an economic meltdown. A mass protest movement erupted in April; on July 10, thousands of demonstrators took over the presidential palace and sent the country's leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing into exile. In now-iconic images, the protesters were seen taking selfies on the President's canopied bed and splashing in his private swimming pool. Guerguerian has been following this story and is in touch with Sri Lanka protesters in the capital city of Colombo.

Dagsnytt 18
Europa i energiskvis / Mobilforbud på konsert / Ny president i Sri Lanka

Dagsnytt 18

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 59:15


EU vil kutte 15 % i gassbruken... og Putin struper tilførselen. Energimangelen gjør at vi mister utslippskuttene av syne, mener klimaforsker. Budbilsjåfører har urimelige kontrakter, og bør heller bli fast ansatt, mener Arbeiderpartiet; Høyre frykter for strenge inngrep. Millioner av tonn med korn står fortsatt fast i Ukraina fordi Russland blokkerer Svartehavet; Boris Johnson gratulerete seg selv da han tok farvel med Underhuset i sin siste spørretime i dag; og nå er det to kandidater igjen som skal kjempe om å flytte inn i Downing Street. Vi skal direkte til Colombo - hovedstaden i Sri Lanka der en gammel kjenning er blitt ny president... og neppe vil roe gemyttene. Programleder: Ugo Fermariello. Hør episoden i appen NRK Radio

Indy Audio
The Indypendent News Hour on WBAI // 19 July '22

Indy Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 55:17


We start with a report-back from The Indy's Amba Guerguerian. Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island nation of 23 million people located just south of India. The country has been in the throes of an economic meltdown. A mass protest movement erupted in April; on July 10, thousands of demonstrators took over the presidential palace and sent the country's leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing into exile. In now-iconic images, the protesters were seen taking selfies on the President's canopied bed and splashing in his private swimming pool. Guerguerian has been following this story and is in touch with Sri Lanka protesters in the capital city of Colombo. New York City Mayor Eric Adams has made homeless sweeps one of the defining features of his administration. The sweeps often end with people's few worldly possessions being tossed in the back of a garbage truck. The City was at it again on Tuesday, dismantling a couple of encampments by the Manhattan Bridge. It also planned to oust a homeless encampment in Sara Roosevelt Park at the intersection of Forsyth and Canal. One abolitionist neighborhood resident, Isabel, has sought to aid the homeless men instead of looking away or trying to involve the police. Isabel joins us to talk about how she's chosen to respond to homelessness in her community. NY's supreme court, the New York Court of Appeals has taken a conservative turn in recent years. It's been stacked with Andrew Cuomo appointees. The chief justice of the seven-member court, Janice DiFiore, a Cuomo appointee, unexpectedly announced she would be stepping down last week. The court is divided 4-3 in favor of a conservative block of which DiFiore is a member. As she leaves, there's a chance for the court to go in a different direction. Our third guest, matthew Thomas, has looked into misconduct by another justice, Madeline Singhas, who was appointed last year by Cuomo and is urging the state legislature to consider impeaching her and opening up another seat on the Court of Appeals.

3 Things
India's 2nd Monkeypox case, ground report from Sri Lanka, and a student's death

3 Things

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 23:02


First, Indian Express' Anonna Dutt talks about the two Monkeypox cases being detected in India, and how worried we should be about it.Next, Indian Express' Associate Editor Shubhajit Roy joins us on a call from Colombo to talk about the current economic situation in Sri Lanka, and the latest political developments.And in the end, Indian Express' Arun Janardhanan explains the reason why violent clashes took place between protesters and the local police in Tamil Nadu after the death of a 17 years old student.

Spilling the Truth - Wine & Conversation
Episode 51 : Ian Ribowsky with Jean-Luc Colombo out of Cornas Rhône Valley

Spilling the Truth - Wine & Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 78:50


In this episode with sit down with Ian Ribowsky, General Manager of Jean-Luc Colombo in Cornas in the Rhône Valley.   We had an amazing time talking with Ian about what it was like working the industry for the past few decades, and what it took for him to work with his good friend Jean-Luc.    We sat down and drank through a handful of different wines from Jean-Luc Colombo winery, and talked a lot about what makes up Rhône Valley styles and the rules that dictate how they are made.   We learned a lot from him and can't wait to have him back on again!   Wines Drank -Côtes du Rhône – “Les Abeilles” (The Bees) -Viognier “La Violette” (The Violette) -Picpoul de Pinet “Les Girelles” (name of a traditional fish from the Mediterranean Sea) -Côtes du Rhône – “Les Abeilles” (The Bees) -Cornas – “Les Ruchets” (The Beehives) Cornas – “La Louvée” (The She Wolf) -Cornas – “Terres Brulees” (The Burnt Lands)

The Chazz Palminteri Show
Money & Power Are Powerful Aphrodisiacs with Michael Franzese - Chazz Palminteri Show | EP 75

The Chazz Palminteri Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 36:55


This week Chazz is joined jet again by former mobster that was apart of the Colombo crime family, and son of former underboss Sonny Franzese, Michael Franzese. The two talk about how mob movies are still so desirable but don't they notice that the mobsters are punished in the end?! They talk about the RICO act and how Rudy Guliani used Joseph Bonanno's book to understand how the mafia operated. Don't be a wise guy and write a book. Wait! Tune in and hear Michael Franzese's defining moment he had while in jail.  Thank you for the support and continue to share and send in your questions!

Game of Crimes
59 - Michael Franzese - From Good Fellas to Good Guys and Surviving The Mob

Game of Crimes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 165:41


Michael Franzese was a caporegime in the violent and feared Colombo crime family. His father was the underboss in the family, and eventually, Michael became a made man. But things weren't as they seemed. He met a woman who changed his life, did ten years in prison, and became the first high-ranking official member of a major crime family to walk away--no protective custody--and survive. Check him out at Michael Franzese, Twitter, Facebook , YouTube, and even his new collection of Franzese Wine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Echo der Zeit
In Sri Lanka fehlt es an allem

Echo der Zeit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 28:43


Seit hundert Tagen demonstrieren in Sri Lankas Hauptstadt Colombo Zehntausende gegen die Regierung. Die Protestbewegung hat zwar erreicht, dass Präsident Gotabaya Rajapaksa abgetreten ist. Die riesigen Probleme im Land sind jedoch geblieben. Stefan Winkler, Direktor des Goethe-Instituts in Colombo, schildert seine Eindrücke aus der Hauptstadt. Weitere Themen: (06:40) In Sri Lanka fehlt es an allem (13:43) Für Daryna in Kiew gehört die Angst zum Alltag (18:07) Sind linke Lehrer problematisch? (23:17) Alkoholprävention als Teil der Personalpolitik

The Climate Question
Can we feed the world without using chemical fertilisers?

The Climate Question

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 27:16


The development of agriculture some 12,000 years ago changed the way humans live. As technologies have developed we've become more and more efficient at producing large amounts of food and feeding an ever growing population, often with the help of synthetically produced nitrogen fertiliser. These fertilisers can damage ecosystems. They also produce a potent greenhouse gas called Nitrous Oxide which is 265 times more warming than carbon dioxide. It's estimated that the manufacturing and use of this fertiliser contributes 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But is it feasible to ban synthetic nitrogen fertilisers or would that risk plunging the world into mass food insecurity? Join presenters Qasa Alom and Graihagh Jackson as they journey from an urban garden in Sri Lanka, where a radical fertiliser ban caused chaos, to eastern Africa where Kenyan farmers are mixing tradition with new technology to try and save the world's climate, and its soils. With thanks to: Dr Rona Thompson, Senior Scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Air research, Norway Professor Manish Raizada, dept. of Plant Agriculture, at the University of Guelph, Canada Dr David Lelei, research associate at CIFOR-ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya Elijah Musenya, farmer, western Kenya. And Phelystus Wayeta, for travelling to Western Kenya to report on farmers and farming practices. Producer: Lizzy McNeill Reporter: Aanya Wipulasena, Colombo, Sri Lanka Researchers: Imogen Serwotka Production co-ordinators: Helena Warwick-Cross , Siobhan Reed. Series Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith Sound Mix: Tom Brignell

Reportage International
Sri Lanka: la pénurie de carburant plonge la population dans la pauvreté

Reportage International

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 2:17


Au Sri Lanka, le président a démissionné, ouvrant la voie à une transition politique pacifique. Après une semaine de manifestations et la capture de nombreux sièges du pouvoir, la crise politique est donc redescendue d'un cran. Mais la crise sociale et économique, elle, est toujours aussi grave. L'un des symptômes est la pénurie de pétrole, devenue tellement grave qu'il faut faire des jours de queue pour espérer en avoir. Et cela fait tomber une grande partie de la population dans la pauvreté. De notre envoyé spécial à Colombo, avec Menaka Indrakumar Navanima Rajamani a les yeux rouges et la mine tirée. Cela fait 4 jours que cet homme dort dans sa voiture, en attendant de l'essence. « Je suis épuisé. Je ne suis pas rentré chez moi depuis quatre jours, je dois garder la place. Et les distributeurs m'ont dit que l'essence n'arrivera que dans 4 jours. » Derrière lui se trouvent près d'un millier d'autres véhicules, dans une file d'environ 1 km de long. Cette station essence du centre de Colombo, qui appartient à une société indienne, est l'une des seules du quartier à fournir du carburant, les autres sont fermées. ► À lire aussi : Sri Lanka: pendant la crise politique, les pénuries s'aggravent pour la population Au Sri Lanka, à cause de ces pénuries, cela devient un luxe incroyable de rouler en voiture. Une grande partie de la population marche ou se déplace à vélo, comme ce responsable d'une agence bancaire de 50 ans, monté sur une bicyclette vert fluo. J'ai pris le vélo de mon fils. Je l'utilise depuis deux semaines pour venir travailler. Je vis à 11 km d'ici, j'en ai pour plus de 50 min de trajet. C'est difficile à cette saison, car il fait chaud, et je n'ai clairement pas l'habitude. Avant je venais en voiture, mais maintenant je la laisse à la maison, avec la moitié du réservoir plein, et l'utilise uniquement pour les urgences.Ceux qui ne peuvent pas se passer de pétrole Mais il y a ceux qui ne peuvent éviter de rouler, comme les chauffeurs de triporteurs. Sur la baie de Colombo, Sanjeeva Madushankar attend de potentiels clients, dans des rues quasiment désertes. « Je passe près d'une semaine dans les files d'attente et je travaille la semaine suivante. Parfois, j'achète de l'essence au marché noir, à 5 fois le prix, ce qui m'oblige à faire payer davantage pour la course. Mais très peu de gens acceptent ce tarif, donc j'ai peu de passagers. » Cette pénurie de carburant a commencé il y a plusieurs mois quand l'État s'est retrouvé à court de devises pour en acheter. Mais elle ne fait qu'empirer depuis, plongeant des millions de familles sri-lankaises, comme la sienne, dans l'insécurité alimentaire. « Mes revenus ont chuté d'un coup, donc dans ma famille, nous achetons seulement l'essentiel. Nous mangeons moins et la viande ou les œufs, c'est maintenant exceptionnel », constate un Sri-Lankais. Selon le gouvernement, la prochaine livraison de pétrole sur l'île devrait arriver à la fin de la semaine.

The Documentary Podcast
Sri Lanka crisis

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 23:47


In a week where protestors stormed the residences of its leaders, forcing the president to resign, Sri Lanka continues to face its worst economic crisis in more than 70 years. There have been months of shortages - from fuel and cooking gas to food and medicines. We hear from three doctors in the capital Colombo about running out of essentials such as HIV testing kits. Host James Reynolds also hears from two Sri Lankans about coping among constant shortages.

Nuacht Mhall
16 Iúil 2022 (An Clár)

Nuacht Mhall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 4:55


Nuacht Mhall. Príomhscéalta na seachtaine, léite go mall. * Inniu an séú lá déag de mhí Iúil. Is mise Niall Ó Cuileagáin. D'fhoilsigh NASA na chéad íomhanna ón spásteileascóp James Webb an tseachtain seo. Is é an teileascóp is láidre a bhí ann riamh, agus chosain sé 10 mbilliún dollar chun é a thógáil. De réir réalteolaithe, cuireann na híomhanna tús le ré nua spáseolaíochta. Bhí ríméad agus faoiseamh ar na heolaithe nuair a chonaic siad an méid mionsonra a bhí sna híomhanna. Dúirt an réaltfhisiceoir Dr Amber Straughn go bhfuil siad in ann struchtúir a fheiceáil anois nach bhfuil fiú ainmeacha orthu go fóill. Chomh maith leis sin, is féidir linn réaltraí a fheiceáil anois mar a bhí siad 13 bhilliún bliain ó shin, ag tús na cruinne. Tá staid éideandála i bhfeidhm i Srí Lanca agus theith an tUachtarán Gotabaya Rajapaksa go dtí na hOileáin Mhaldíve chun éalú ó lucht agóide sa tír. Thug léirsitheoirí ruathar faoi phálás an Uachtaráin i bpríomhchathair Shrí Lanca, Colombo. Bhí léirsithe ar siúl sa tír le cúpla mí mar gheall ar an ngéarchéim eacnamaíochta atá acu. De réir na léirsitheoirí, bhí Rajapaksa agus a theaghlach éillitheach agus forlámhach. Tá Príomh-Aire na tíre Ranil Wickremesinghe ina Uachtarán eatramhach ach tá na léirsitheoirí ag iarraidh ruaig a chur air freisin. Is tír dheighilte í Srí Lanca go hiondúil ach dúirt tráchtairí go bhfuil daoine ag teacht le chéile in aghaidh a naimhde coiteanna anois. Nocht Mo Farah i gclár faisnéise nua an tseachtain seo gur gáinneáladh é go dtí an Ríocht Aontaithe mar shearbhónta tí agus é naoi mbliana d'aois. Dúirt sé nach é Mo Farah a ainm ceart; i ndáiríre Hussein Abdi Kahin is ainm dó. Rugadh i gCríoch Shomáile é agus fuair a athair bás sa chogadh cathartha nuair a bhí sé ceithre bliana d'aois. Nuair a tháinig sé go dtí an Ríocht Aontaithe bhí sé ina chónaí le cúpla a chaith go dona leis ach tharrtháil a mhúinteoir corpoideachais é agus bronnadh saoránacht Briotanach air. Dúirt Rialtas na Breataine nach mbeidh aon phionós roimhe de bharr an eolais seo. Dúirt an lúthchleasaí go leanfaidh sé ar aghaidh faoin ainm Mo Farah anois. * Léirithe ag Conradh na Gaeilge i Londain. Tá an script ar fáil i d'aip phodchraolta. * GLUAIS réaltfhisiceoir - astrophysicist réaltraí - galaxies léirsitheoirí - demonstrators eatramhach - interim gáinneáladh - trafficked saoránacht - citizenship

Global News Podcast
President resigns after fleeing Sri Lanka

Global News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 27:47 Very Popular


Protestors celebrated in Colombo after Gotabaya Rajapaksa stood down, having fled to Singapore. Also: Italy lurches into crisis as PM offers resignation, and social support helps orphaned elephants cope.

The Daily
How Sri Lanka's Economy Collapsed

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 27:01 Very Popular


In recent days, the political crisis in Sri Lanka has reached a critical point, with its president fleeing the country and protesters occupying his residence and office. Today, “The Daily” explores how the island nation, whose economy was once held up as a success story in South Asia, came apart — and why it's a cautionary tale.Guest: Emily Schmall, a South Asia correspondent for The New York Times.Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: Yesterday, mass demonstrations and tear gas filled the streets of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, and late into the night, protesters clashed with the police outside Parliament.For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. 

Newshour
Uncertainty continues in Sri Lanka

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 48:33


Sri Lanka's fugitive president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is now in Singapore - but has yet to resign. Protests to force him out came to a head earlier this week - forcing him to flee. In the last few hours, protesters in Colombo have started leaving government buildings. Also in the programme: At least 20 people, including three children, have been killed in the latest Russian missile strikes in Vinnytsia in central Ukraine; and we hear from the foreign minister of the Pacific island of Tuvalu on the threat of climate change and China's influence in the region. (Photo shows a protester posing with a Sri Lanka national flag outside the Prime Minister's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 July 2022. Credit: EPA/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE)

The Inquiry
Did organic farming cause Sri Lanka's collapse?

The Inquiry

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 23:59


Sri Lanka is now in the worst economic crisis they have seen in decades, schools are closed, fuel is in short supply, there are power cuts and a shortage of food. The President has been forced to resign and the political future of the country is uncertain. But can the current problems be traced back to a decision to take the country's food production completely organic? In 2021 the President of Sri Lanka announced a total ban on chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Health concerns were given as a reason, but in the background was the pandemic, loss of tourism and a lack of natural fertilizer available in the country. After protests the ban on chemical fertilizer was reversed, but had it already caused too much damage? This week on The Inquiry we ask, did organic farming cause Sri Lanka's collapse? Presenter: Charmaine Cozier Producer: Louise Clarke-Rowbotham Researcher: Christopher Blake Technical Producer: Richard Hannaford (Anti government protesters invade the president's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9 July 22 Credit: Tharaka Basnayaka /Getty Images)

Newshour
Sri Lanka: President quits after fleeing to Singapore

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 48:37


The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country in the face of mass protests, has resigned after arriving in Singapore. A political ally tells us it doesn't mean the Rajapaksa political dynasty is over. Also in the programme: Ukraine says a Russian missile strike in the city of Vinnytsia - far from the front line - has killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens of others; and there is political uncertainty in Italy after the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, offered his resignation to the president. (Photo: Protesters in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo celebrated at news of the resignation. Credit: Reuters)

Monocle 24: The Briefing
Thursday 14 July

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 30:00


Crisis in Sri Lanka: an update from Colombo as troops are ordered onto the streets. Plus, UK political expert Tim Bale has the latest on the Conservative leadership race, the day's business headlines and Monocle's Fernando Augusto Pacheco explores Germany's pop charts.

Newshour
Chaos in Sri Lanka

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 48:53


The president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has fled abroad in the face of massive anti-government protests, and has broken his earlier promise to resign by the end of Wednesday. Also in the programme: US President Joe Biden is in Israel at the start of a tour of the Middle East aimed at easing regional tensions and increasing the supply of oil. Also in the programme, three men appear in court in a story about theft and the lyrics of the album, Hotel California. (Photo: Protestors carry an injured man during a protest near the Parliament building in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 13, 2022. Credit: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Newshour
Sri Lanka: Crisis deepens

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 47:56


Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is now also acting president says he has instructed the military and police "to do what is necessary" to restore order, after thousands of protesters stormed his office. This follows President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing the country overnight. We hear from Colombo. Also, as heatwaves spread throughout the world we look at the effect of extreme heat on the human body. (Photo: PM's office being stormed by protesters. Credit: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)

The Grade Cricketer
200. Penguins

The Grade Cricketer

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 82:27 Very Popular


Australia's humiliating defeat in Galle leaves us to question if there is any fucking danger? Was it the umpires? Was it the reviews? Was it Sri Lanka's Colombo community breaking into the Presidential Palace to perform backflips in his pool? Was it that Sri Lanka played well? Hard to say. One thing we do know is that betting in Russia is in a good place after a few farmers in Gujarat put on on IPL showcase on YouTube. We ask, so what's the problem? In other news, Virat Kohli hasn't scored a ton in three years but is his currency in franking credits or the dwindling Bitcoin? Barney Ronay is on the show to discuss the fortunes of the English cricket team and what it all means. And finally, #AskTGC makes us ponder what celebrations to mimic on dance floors in Amsterdam, if any.If you're after some of the grandest hoodie + trackie wear in the Aus winter, or swimmers for the UK summer, head to budgysmuggler.com and use the code "CHAMP" to see what happens.Check out our Patreon for exclusive content every single week at https://www.patreon.com/gradecricketer including #AskTGC Fridays and the exclusive audio from all of our YouTube videos.This episode is brought to you by Budgy Smuggler. You can get free shipping on your order by using the code 'CHAMP' at https://www.budgysmuggler.com.auThe boys are of course dressed by Budgy Smuggler, too (in some way, shape or form).You can follow The Grade Cricketer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:https://www.facebook.com/gradecricketerhttps://www.instagram.com/thegradecricketer/https://twitter.com/gradecricketerThe Grade Cricketer hosts are Ian Higgins and Sam Perry.You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter:Ian Higgins:https://www.instagram.com/higgins_ian/https://twitter.com/1an_HigginsSam Perry:https://www.instagram.com/sj_perry/https://twitter.com/sjjperry

La ContraCrónica
Sri Lanka colapsa

La ContraCrónica

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 36:46


El presidente de Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, anunció su dimisión este sábado horas después de que una muchedumbre asaltase el palacio presidencial en Colombo, la capital del país. El asalto, difundido por los medios de todo el mundo, fue la culminación de varios meses de malestar provocado por una crisis económica sin precedentes en la historia de Sri Lanka, una antigua colonia británica situada al sur de la India y que alcanzó su independencia en 1948. El país llevaba décadas siendo muy tranquilo tanto desde el punto de vista político como económico. Es por ello por lo que los sucesos de este fin de semana han causado tanta sorpresa entre los observadores internacionales. En las imágenes, tomadas por los propios asaltantes con sus teléfonos móviles, se podía ver a miles de personas entrando en las dependencias del palacio y arrasando con todo a su paso. Penetraron en las habitaciones privadas del presidente e incluso se dieron un baño en su piscina. Parecía una reedición puesta al día de la marcha sobre Versalles de 1789, cuando los revolucionarios irrumpieron en el palacio obligando a Luis XVI y María Antonieta a volver precipitadamente a París. En Colombo ha sucedido algo diferente. El presidente abandonó la ciudad poco antes en un barco de la Armada y se refugió en el sur del país, desde donde ha anunciado su intención de abandonar el cargo, algo que se hará efectivo este miércoles. El trasfondo de esta crisis política es una crisis económica de gran envergadura que dio comienzo el año pasado y que ha derivado en inflación estratosférica y una escasez generalizada de combustible y alimentos. El Estado se ha quedado sin reservas en divisas y no puede adquirir nada en el extranjero. Tampoco consigue préstamos ya que las agencias de calificación crediticia han rebajado los títulos soberanos al mínimo. Hoy Sri Lanka sólo puede emitir los denominados bonos basura. Eso llevó hace dos meses al Gobierno a suspender pagos y solicitar ayuda financiera al Fondo Monetario Internacional, que exige ambiciosas reformas como condición para entregar el dinero. Desde entonces la situación no ha hecho más que empeorar. Sri Lanka es muy dependiente del turismo y de las maquilas en las que se fabrica ropa dirigida al primer mundo. Esto supone aproximadamente la mitad de sus exportaciones. Produce también una cantidad considerable del afamado té ceilandés, producto que sigue siendo muy importante en el interior de la isla. Son varios los factores que explican el colapso de Sri Lanka. Para entenderlo hay que tener en cuenta la pandemia y la crisis energética que le ha sucedido. El gas y el petróleo han disparado su precio en el mercado internacional complicando el suministro de los países en desarrollo. En el campo se han tomado algunas malas decisiones como la de prescindir de los fertilizantes químicos, lo que ha derrumbado la producción agrícola, un cóctel explosivo que acaba de estallar. En La ContraRéplica: - La educación reglada - El crecimiento del Estado · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK · “La ContraHistoria del comunismo”… https://amzn.to/39QP2KE Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #SriLanka Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Durma com essa
O presidente em fuga no Sri Lanka. E a crise que assola o país

Durma com essa

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 16:48


O presidente do Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, anunciou que vai renunciar ao cargo na quarta-feira (13) e, diante da perspectiva de perder a imunidade que lhe protege da prisão, deixou o país asiático rumo às ilhas Maldivas. O Sri Lanka passa por sua pior crise econômica, o que tem motivado protestos que chegaram ao ápice no sábado (9), quando prédios oficiais como o palácio presidencial foram invadidos na cidade de Colombo. O “Durma com essa” trata da crise que assola o país e do governo de Gotabaya Rajapaksa. O programa também tem participação do repórter especial João Paulo Charleaux, que comenta a baixa popularidade do presidente americano, Joe Biden, e da redatora Ana Elisa Faria, que fala sobre o caso do médico anestesista preso em flagrante por estuprar uma mulher grávida.

The Intelligence
Gota goes: Sri Lanka's president resigns

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 22:09 Very Popular


Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's president, announced he will step down on Wednesday after protestors occupied Colombo, the country's capital, over the weekend. Whoever succeeds him will inherit a host of thorny economic problems. Why Europe's big tech firms are well placed to weather a downturn. And remembering Peter Brook, an extraordinary theatre director who died at the age of 93. To sign up for tomorrow's webinar about Britain's future after Boris Johnson's resignation, sign up at www.economist.com/boris-resigns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
Gota goes: Sri Lanka's president resigns

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 22:09


Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's president, announced he will step down on Wednesday after protestors occupied Colombo, the country's capital, over the weekend. Whoever succeeds him will inherit a host of thorny economic problems. Why Europe's big tech firms are well placed to weather a downturn. And remembering Peter Brook, an extraordinary theatre director who died at the age of 93. To sign up for tomorrow's webinar about Britain's future after Boris Johnson's resignation, sign up at www.economist.com/boris-resigns. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Sri Lankan protesters occupy presidential palace

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 2:25


The political chaos in Sri Lanka took a new turn Monday. Officials on the Indian Ocean island nation said parliament will vote on a new president next week. That's after mass protests in the capital forced the president and prime minister to offer their resignations. Peter Smith of Independent Television News reports from Colombo. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

PRI's The World
Sri Lanka rocked by protests

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 46:30


Protesters in Sri Lanka occupied the president's residence in the capital Colombo over the weekend. They also set fire to the prime minister's residence nearby. Both men have said they will now resign after months of protests over the lack of fuel, food, and electricity cuts. And after a chaotic week in British politics, the scramble is now on to fill the seat of prime minister after Boris Johnson was forced to resign. Members of his Conservative Party have laid out the rules for the election of a new leader. Plus, for US vacationers to Europe, the fact that the euro is now nearly the same value as the dollar could be bad news for the US economy, according to economists.

World Business Report
Rajapaksa to resign: what next for Sri Lanka's economy?

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 26:26


Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to stand down on Wednesday. Thousands of protesters stormed both his and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's official residences over the weekend. The president has been blamed for the country's economic mismanagement, which has caused dire shortages of food, fuel and medicine for months. The prime minister has also announced that he is standing down, but where does this leave the crisis-hit country? Independent policy analyst Amita Arudpragasm speaks to us from Colombo. Elsewhere, the fallout from the collapse of Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter continues. The Tesla boss has mocked the social media giant for threatening to sue him for cancelling the proposed $44bn buyout. Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York, John Coffee, talks us through all the ramifications. Tensions grow in South Africa over continuing rolling power blackouts.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Sri Lanka on the edge

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 29:00


Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence, with inflation soaring to the highest rate in Asia. The country's energy minister warned at the weekend that the country would soon run out fuel as long queues formed at petrol stations, with many staying for days at a time. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has even sought help from Russia to help import fuel. Rajini Vaidyanathan has been in Colombo speaking to those most affected. Will Grant reflects on dual tragedies in Texas: the shooting in a primary school in Uvalde in Texas and 53 migrant deaths in a people smuggling operation. In both these horrific events, the correspondent heard stories of thwarted hopes – and life ambitions cut short. In Syria, cities like Damascus and Palmyra were once heralded for their history and architectural grandeur but much of their cultural heritage has been destroyed during the years of civil war. Nick Redmayne travelled to Palmyra on a guided tour, one of a few businesses that are trying to revive their fortunes despite an on-going economic crisis. In Algeria, we hear how people are working to restore the land that was burned in wildfires last year, in the country's northeast. Tens of thousands of hectares were destroyed in the flames and much of the natural landscape has morphed into charred remains. Amy Liptrot visited a project which is involved in restoring some of the land that was destroyed by the fires. And finally, we hear about one French farmer who has come up with a cunning plan to help generate a new source of revenue at his family run farm: it's a cabaret show with a difference, far away from the Folies Bergère. Chris Bockman paid it a visit. Presenter: Kate Adie Producer: Serena Tarling Editor: Emma Rippon Production Coordinator: Gemma Ashman

Newshour
Sri Lanka: Uncertainty around President Rajapaksa's whereabouts

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 49:41


Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, a member of the president's governing party and Speaker of Sri Lanka's Parliament, tells Newshour the President has fled buy he will be back by Wednesday, when he has promised to resign. Protesters continue to occupy the presidential and prime ministerial residences for a second consecutive day. Also in the programme: President Ramaphosa in South Africa condemns violence after 15 people were shot dead in Soweto; a leak of documents, shared with the BBC, has shown how the ride hailing firm, Uber, secretly lobbied politicians across Europe to change laws to benefit its business. And as the Women's Euro football tournament takes place in England, a new exhibition celebrates the trailblazers in the women's game. (Photo: Soldiers and members of the public take selfies in a bedroom the President's palace in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10 July 2022. Credit: EPA.)

PBS NewsHour - Segments
News Wrap: Sri Lanka's president, prime minister agree to resign amid political turmoil

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 3:59


In our news wrap Saturday, Sri Lanka's president and prime minister will resign after widespread protests in Colombo over the country's economic collapse, investigators in Japan say the man suspected of killing Shinzo Abe believed the former prime minister was linked to a religious cult, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken chastised China for supporting Russia during the war in Ukraine. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Newshour
Protesters storm Sri Lankan president's residence

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 48:46


The official residence of the Sri Lankan president in Colombo has been overrun by thousands of protesters demanding his resignation. Crowds of flag-waving demonstrators stormed past the security forces, enraged by the president's handling of the worst economic crisis in Sri Lanka for decades. Also in the programme: Japan is in mourning for its former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, shot dead on Friday as he campaigned for Sunday's parliamentary election; and the world's richest man, Elon Musk, has pulled out of his multi-billion dollar deal to buy Twitter but the US social media company is threatening legal action. (Photo: Demonstrators protest at the Presidential Secretariat, after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, amid the country"s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 9, 2022. Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte)