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as well as licorice pizza. in steven spielberg's adaptation of west side story in the best comedy or musical category. without a broadcast or for its awards ceremony, it's unclear how influential lease choices will be on the all important oscar awards that follow in march. and whether the golden globes itself will survive, rob reynolds al jazeera hollywood. ah, let's take a look at some of the headlines here now just here and now, which is prime minister ball is johnson, has announced wants believed to be the world 1st confirmed death from the con variant of cobra 19 cases are spreading with alarming speed across the u k, it's expected to be london's dominant strain within 48 hours. there's been an under
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the earthquake off in denisia. the magnitude 7.3 quake happened the floaters island in the east of the country. travel was shallow and briefly triggered as soon army warning. us secretary of state, anthony blaine can says the pacific region needs to be free of coercion is on a tour of southeast asia. the council, china's influence is one. we all have a stake in ensuring that the world's most dynamic region is free from portion and accessible to all. that's why there's so much concern from northeast asia, the southeast asia, and from the meek, on river to the pacific islands about asians aggressive actions. claiming open seas as their own, the starting open markets through subsidies to its state run companies denying the export. so revoking deals for countries as policies. it does not agree with engaging in illegal and reported and unregulated fishing activities, countries across the region, what this behavior to change. we do to us defense secretary lloyd austin,
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has decided against punishing military personnel involved in a drug strike that killed 10 civilians in afghanistan. and investigation found the strike did not violate the laws of war, but mistakes were made. a congressional committee investigating the january 6 capitol hill riots. his voted to hold former white house, chief of staff, monk meadows in contempt. the vote was unanimous, both must still be approved by the full house of representatives. meadows refused to attend the committee meeting last week, despite being subpoenas. the governor of the us state of kentucky says at least 74 people there have been killed by friday series of tornadoes. another 109 people are still missing. the president will visit kentucky on wednesday. it's counting the cost. now stay with us. palestinian, the social and political campaigner in iceland. she became the 1st woman here to
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speak about human rights at american dutch business woman who's built a multi $1000000.00 business, but helps disadvantage young people. and the netherland. nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself. how does it a world leads to women who become successful away from home, arab abroad, the active, and the entrepreneur on all disease? i lose hello, i'm hasn't seek. this is counting the cost on your look at the world of business and economics. this week. no one is safe until everyone is safe. corona viruses forcing the world to take unifying action against health, emergency. but all rich countries ready to flip the bill for
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a global treaty on pandemic readiness. also this week, they are super fast and unstoppable. hypersonic missiles are driving and new arms race between the superpower and defense giants on the profits driven by the sun. so now motors raises millions to get it sold a power cars on the road. you talked to one of the companies co founders who's the money spent by one person a week to buy a chocolate bar, could help stop the spread of corona virus and stave of huge economic losses. that's according to save the children. the agency says, every dollar invested in the global vaccination, dr. rich nations could avoid losing $35.00 from their budget. yet wealthy nations have failed to provide the poor countries with the much needed vaccines. and there's been a lack of coordination to tackle. the pandemic of that need to co operate is now
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gaining momentum after the army kron variance of code 19 was detected in south africa. the variance threatens to reverse economic recovery and effect government plans to deal with high inflation and supply chain backlogs. world health organization member states have agreed to negotiate a global treaty on pandemic prepared. but it would take years for the treaty to be put in place the agreement is not expected to be signed before 2024. potentially. after this, pandemic has ended, and it aims to set up a global structure that would, i'd dense if my threats earlier and better share information on emerging viruses. some countries have push for a shop increase in domestic funding for health care systems. they've suggested an international financing mechanism with 75000000000 us dollars over 5 years, among other ideas, boosting financial contributions to the w h o y calling for changes to its
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governance. and one of the most crucial elements of the plan equal access to health goods meeting demand for vaccines and other drugs and eliminating choke points in the system. a drug makers have opposed sharing the recipes of corona virus vaccines with poor nations. and the push at the world trade organization to waive intellectual property rights of the doses have so far failed of south africa is one of those leading the push for waivers at the w t. l. after letting the world about the on the con, variance now feels punished of the several countries and post travel bands on southern african nations presidency. or i'm opposed to says the measures are hurting their economies. they basically say we will not allow you to travel around, but lo and behold, on the crime is spreading all over the world, including in the, our own country. and now you ask yourself, where is signs?
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they've already said to us, base your decisions on science. but when the moment comes for them to be more scientific, they are not. they resort to their own self interest and ben trevor from the south african countries. while i'm joined now from johanna sped by doctor lincoln monday, who is a professor at the school of economics and finance with the university of woodward rand, he's also a former chief economist and executive vice presidents at the south africa industrial development corporation. good to have you with a doctor. now, we've talked about how south africa despite being the 1st to identify this variant and alert the world to it. the response from much of the world was travel bands. why do you think that happen at this happened because of, for national innovation systems, excellence by south africa,
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based on the knowledge that south africa built during the h i v aids pandemic. and therefore, the ability of cat king or of to reopening as support mechanism research and development around pandemic. m and ability to share that with formation has been, as shown to be south africa's forage. and that is a bird to show their wage. how kebraw we are, and now we can what prepared also to share the knowledge. because we believe in global certainly that a g. so that all the information that we have godaddy can share and the world can land how to come with a preventative measure. so south africa is been punished for is this research excellence a do these kind of need jerk reactions just expose the lack of global clarity on
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this, the lack of a coordinated response? absolutely, it also indicates the extent reach at global did as she has a good can and over many, many ends of neoliberalism, rugged him globally. and the push towards trouble is ation way over there. since the 1970s, we've seen the illusion of capabilities of many states and alliance of them all on the market. and in that process eroded by political you that she in preference for the market. and when pundum need, some prices arise, such as their to my financial crises that he saw in toy age. and now recently the, the global health panoramic that to, while he does, i'm able to come with consent had formed that only not address the needs as mission stage,
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but also address global human challenges because we're all one while all the humans. therefore, we need that drawback sort of got into a coral core corporation collaboration and shuddering of vaccines so that all of us and come out to gather healthy as human beings within the world. and what do you think the impact of these travel bands is going to be on south africa economy the longer they are in place, catastrophic sub forgot already. not only has it gone to high levels of instruction and of course, but also high level of employment at about 34.9 percent and designing the economy. you restrung by 1.5 percent in the federal court of when div pin one. but more importantly, where it needs to create jobs, they told them set off because of south africa was beauty for flora and for non of
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really well, just fascinated that is being punished because it is now solomon about photograph. and you get quite a lot of american european and middle east and asian as he talk to our country. and therefore, we are not going to be able to address the problems of all i did is the band continues. and you call upon the way to really think deeply and avoid this new reaction. open up this guides so that we can, as what just happened to me. also allow people to get jobs and improve their laboratory. and that's why they've been this talk of, of a global pandemic treaty. what do you think of that idea is, 1st of all, is this something that could work and is going to materialize? it's something that could where could member that after the 1st world war work together and really pushed for the information of what to de recall central banks following the fact that we're, we're also well together the way in the construction development of where the
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economist by forming the, the tools producing of federal roads. now what bank and i'm as little collage of the course done that we came which mechanism of supporting one another. so what a history of cobra was sort of very deep probably to stop and catastrophic events. and their coverage has been cut schofield and i guess that you know, and he said he will go a long way again and to read night and fudge, you humanely to, to gather as you have done. so he started really, as i've indicated, and therefore we feel a follow up regard and mainly of our law african proud of them says does that what be let down again by the, by the you loop and america in really taking center stage and they to get out of africa in these episodes i've mentioned defect the 2nd world war and the collapse
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of the course done not. so it does that edge that to be that asians, that we need from the global ship to come to the cheap route to sign the treaty. so that you can be able to share that knowledge to still would vaccine to highly that had poor countries and really continue at to get out. quantum is going as we, as we work together to make sure that there is no human being left behind in there . well, that is fully funded. meeks, as well as go about inequality. and this global pandemic treaty aims to provide money for things like health care systems, personal protective equipment, research, and pandemic preparedness. but all this is going to cost money. so who do you think should pay for here? so we have quite my time. you should have talked about particularly the president. would you suggestions they need to come to the party, politely supporting the highly indebted port countries? where would notice i've seen what saw ad law in the 80 hours of supplying vaccines
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as well as a press not positive recruitment. the last off, let me come an immediate income countries can also accept loans and which are very soft. we didn't 1st the world bank and i met for donalds, are supporting these countries. so i've been a lot of the stuff for to complete our selves out of each. but you required that tumor corporation who had said she begins, most of our countries don't have such capabilities. and therefore they require support to fund part of this edge collection of data. and therefore in doing sol mitigate any potential tradition as well as other books can them. it's coming up so really said meet show of cobalt from the garbage funding. it's a mix of odds. we're going or keep up, and i, bro, financially to fund ourselves and the really global support for the hydrogens and
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what can be good motives. i see for sure that that gets free access to all the support mechanism, including the creation of capabilities for its edge and knowledge development. as scientists have pointed out that until the whole world is vaccinated, this is just going to keep happening. we're still going to get new variance coming through, which will keep slowing down our efforts to get out of this pandemic, do you think the micron variance is the wake up call and you think the rich countries will stop hoarding vaccines? now, what did you do? and come quarter for all of us and humanity. and i've been because of nuclear that she had been many of the global, not countries, there is a tendency of protecting deaf m. what aggregates alia, that seems, spend 270 with new liberalism. many governments gave a lot of power to, to my kids and, and enter partners. she'd been, and companies, in this case,
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a big pharmacy. so if there continue protecting and giving them power to those companies, what i'd like to do decisively with this pandemic. therefore, we call upon the if you look in an american do that, she drives to the challenge and work together, the farmers there. but you are all pharmaceuticals in the global sods, and shed knowledge, shed the vaccine and give flux into pool, hide into the countries, and then doing badge i working together as one would be able to come to, pardon me. but the defense time will open up all economies and ensure that we can age for communities because we're facing who challenges outside the, pardon me. we have our outcome age and the unfair been the believe of the word ads which will continue with the panoramic and also in a coming up what is to get on dealing with climate change, which is also going to bring its own challenges such as food shortages and
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therefore, have fun in and provide to you in many of the worlds am and countries dr. luke kill monday. thanks for being with us. it's been a pleasure, been for the me. how the new arms race is all about speed hypersonic missiles, not on the fly, many times faster than the speed of sound they are highly maneuverable can carry nuclear warheads and a hard to detect several countries on now spending billions to develop them. they include france, india, japan, australia, and north korea. but china, the u. s. and russia are running the most advanced programs. and moscow recently, 5, it's con, hypersonic miss are from a warship and says it is part of a new generation of unrivalled arm systems. but it is china's advancements that are worrying the united states the most. washington says beijing as fight a projectile from the system during a test carried out in july that signals the chinese program has outpaced other
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countries. china denies it carried out the test of the u. s is developing its own hypersonic weapons while the pentagon has been pushing for the army is not expected to field its 1st missile. before 2023, washington has awarded contracts to major defense companies to develop a new hypersonic glide. phase interceptor. it says it will be able to destroy an incoming hypersonic missile, or the u. s. has increased funding for hypersonic weapons in recent years. the pentagon's budget request for the weapon research is 3 point a 1000000000 dollars next year. up from it's 3200000000 for 2021. russia has made upgrading its nuclear arsenal priority over the next 2 years. it plans to spend around $50000000000.00 on defense. a china is investing heavily in advanced weaponry, and more than $209000000000.00 was set aside for defense this year. but it's
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military budget is thought to be much larger than the official figures due to buried costs. i'm joined here in doha now by defense analyst alex go topless to find out what's the big deal behind hyper sonics, thanks for being with us alex. so just tell us what is the attraction of, of, of these hypersonic missiles. why now? why are so many countries investing in them? but hyper sonic is a buzzword it's, um, it, it's basically a measure of how fast that missile is going. so it's anything beyond 5 times the speed of sound, or put another way. it's a 6200 kilometers. so very fast. but normal missiles already travel, the speed, normal ballistic missiles. i persona missile is designed to leave the earth, leave the atmosphere, and then plunge straight back in. what it can do is evade missile defenses. are that have been developed to stop traditional ballistic missiles? i'm that makes it dangerous in the sense that it can't be stopped. and you, you won't know until the last minute what the target actually is. so it's
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unpredictable innocence, a speaking of unpredictability because it's, it's something so new right now in the arms in the arms world. there isn't an agreement between the u. s. in china, and there's also the expiry of most of the, the old cold war accords between the u. s. and russia. so that makes it kind of a, a free for all right now, doesn't it? it does. and that free for all was on the cards on the united states is pulled out . some of those are big, cold agreements are russia and turn has also started to ignore them. china was never a signatory, so it's not bound by any these agreements. and it has been developing its technology, military technology at full pace. now it's the other countries that are starting to catch up now that they're not pinned down by these old agreements, that frankly never really anticipated. these new technologies coming up and they're, they're out of date. and what, why is the u. s. lagging behind china on this?
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both the, the focus has been on counter insurgency and those rather thorny problems. the last decade in the half of the united states has been embroiled in at least 2 oars, and also the very costly um, process of potentially nation building ad. so the money hasn't been there. and then you've had a, an economic crisis, which is obviously, i'm had an impact on what can be developed, but now now that those was a finished, now those was a rover. now that china has taken a jump ahead in capabilities. america is now also catching up by the way they have been developing this stuff quietly for about at least a decade with some degree of success. so do you expect the us to start investing more in this technology now 9, that's china. seems to be racing ahead on this. absolutely, absolutely. i think most countries will, are francis also investing by the way. india is developing
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a hypersonic missile hypersonic version of its brahmas. missile or so all modern military's will be looking to, to start to get this capability and to incorporate into their assholes and military thinking. and do these weapons have the potential to actually change the balance of power tools? at the moment hyper sonic is a buzzword, it sounds great, it sounds futuristic, but these technologies have been around for decades. it's how you use these new missiles that's really going to seem to determine whether they're actually got any more use on the battlefields or not. they're fast, they're unpredictable, and that's always a good thing if, when you are trying to destroy your enemy and how lucrative is this going to be potentially for defense contractors. i mean, how beneficial is this going to be from a business point of view, i think sent for the united states point of view, a budgetary bodies already worried about massive cost overruns. we had the
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stealth r f 35 program go way, way, way over budget. and i think um, i think now um each the 3 services are worried that they're going to be dragged into some sort of a commitment where you start to pay for something and then a decade down. the line is costing 3 times as much. all right, alix, topple. as thank you. now german sonar motors is one of a handful of stops that have developed a solar powered vehicle. it's passenger cy, on car is wrapped by solar panels that can automatically charge itself when it's sunny. it sounds, environmentally friendly though it's not quite fully solar power. the car still has a battery, but it doesn't rely on being plugged in. the compact 5 door hatchback will be sold for $28700.00 us dollars and is expected to make it to consumers by the 1st half of 2023. while the car can be charged through a war box, so no says the sun,
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which feeds energy into the battery can handle most of the daily commute. so from unix via zoom, i'm joined now by lauren han, the co founder and chief executive of sono motors. thanks so much for being with us . so obviously you're heavily invested in this and you believe the solar powered cars or the future. tell us why. we see that combustion engines? i thing of the past. electric vehicles are present and solar electric vehicles we believe are the future. why? well, because they do so one thing, convenience, convenience for customers. up to 4 times more range compared to any other electric vehicle with the same battery size. and that's convenience. that's why we indicate solar on 2 vehicles. but critics have pointed out the limits of this technology at the moment. the fact that no solar panel they say can generate enough power to
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drive the car round while still being small enough to be carried by the vehicle itself. what do you say to that? look, our solar technology means that we charged this vehicle with 5800 kilometers on average per year. the driving distance is on average, 12000 kilometers a year in europe. so what you half is already half of the distance you drive on average in europe is 2 days covered by solar. and now think about solar technology, improving inefficiency. over the next years, we will have cars on the road which cover you daily distance. and that's why we integrate all on every vehicle. what's your primary market right now? where do you see demand at the moment, mainly coming from so these cars. look, we have 2 pillars where we build up our business on 1st to the s e v,
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a solar electric vehicle where we have 16000 dom her payments worth over 400000000 us in revenue. on the 2nd pillar, we license and sell our solar technology to be to be customers, trucks, trains, camp of ambassadors, whatever moves we can to create solar and all of that we make possible because our mission is put solar on every vehicle and you say solar powered cars makes electric vehicles more affordable, your car is being sold. as we mentioned earlier at just on the $29000.00, how do you manage to keep it at that level? well, there are 5 strategies we have which make this car so fordable. first, we have only one product. second, we have no own factory. we let
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a contract manufacturer produce heard or no paint shop because of solar force online direct sales. and lastly, only solar pounds means you have no press stamping steel tools for the outer skin. and that 5 strategies allow us to be so affordable with our 1st ego. a lot of people who perhaps are not familiar with this technology and they hear the hear the word solar powered cars. they'll, they'll be inclined to think, or this disconnect only really work in, in warm countries, or i'm in places where the sun is out all the time. and in northern countries where it's cloudy and so on, what's gonna happen then? i'm not going to be able to get power in my car. what do i do that? what do you say to that? our numbers and figures we have on our website are in munich, and i can tell you munich is not the sunniest place. neither here makes sense, totally sense. but if you go more south, especially in region with a lot of sun,
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this car is this cars perfect for commuters. just cars, perfect for taxi drivers, for delivery services, for communities. this car is being shared. it's having vital right to charging it, having solar panels integrated and being very affordable. so with that, we see trade potential for other regions in the world. good to have you on that. lauren hon. thanks for being with us. thank you so much bye. and that is all show for this week, get in touch with us, bye. tweeting me as hasn't speak and do use that tag a j c, d c. when you do or drop us an email, counting the cost at dot net is our address. as more few online at i just dot com slash ctc, that will take you straight to a page which has individual reports, links, an entire episodes for you to catch up on that is it for this edition of counting,
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