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she has been given an appointment for 2030 apis advocate. i have thoroughly documented the abuses and persecution. i have been a victim of it and it has become impossible to her grace and her people have an appointment scheduled for 2015 to leaving us in the legal uncertainty for years. migration official fe, they're dealing with more than 200000 pending applications with at least another 50000 people fail waiting to start the process. putting a major strain on cassandra rica island services, the government, that knowledges the delays and the difficulties nicaraguans are facing in the country. the says it's simply overwhelmed by the in a him promise you, in refugee agency, gave us 50 workers to help us. but the truth is that with these overwhelming numbers 30400 or more every day, we would need at least double that number that he is not alone in his struggles
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to deal with refugees. other countries in the region, including the united states, are also addressing what has become a major problem as people flee violence or political refreshing at home without a major international push to assist or a countries like costa rica families like ali hundreds will continue to struggle. allison and the answer is yes and was a finally cheaters have arrived back in india early 70 years after they became extinct beth. this is the moment that india's prime minister released 8 of the animals into a quarantine enclosure in one of the national parks. central india, they were relocated from namibia in southern africa, so the 12 are expected next month. ah, every incident with you here al jazeera, the headlines, the united nations is planning to send bonuses to the ukrainian city of ism, following the discovery of a mass burial site. ukraine says that $450.00 bodies were found days after its
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troops retook the city, which had been captured by russia hotter, abdel hamid has more on the situation in ism, she's in cock eve. that is city as been under russian occupation since the beginning of march. when they went in there, apparently they found little resistance, but ukrainians all along knew it was very important to get it back simply because that city basically was a logistical help for the russians. very important for their military operations for re supplying their troops in the north of the dumbass region, which is, according to president putin, the ultimate goal of this war. at least 24 people have been killed in fighting this week on the border between kyrgyzstan and to request on both sides accused. the other of restarting a longstanding dispute could get started, declared a state of emergency in the back can border region armenia. and as a by jar,
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blaming each other for a flare up in violence this week on their board up more than 200 soldiers have been killed in the fighting. russia mediated a ceasefire that appears to be hokey. and those are the headlines. a quick change of studio for me and i'll be back with counting the cost in just a couple of moments. which site is winning pay us or control? ah, what does the new forever war mean for america and nato as long as americans keep consuming? prices are going to keep going up. why didn't joe biden, the inflation coming? how did you get so much wrong? the quizzical good us punitive, the bottom line with hello, i'm adrian finnegan. this is counting the cost on out here. if you look at the
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world of business and economics this week, king charles the 3rd exceeds the throne as the u. k. faces of cost of living crisis . critics questioning the relevance of the world family at a time of public hardship. so how much does the monarchy cost? also this week, africa is likely to be the continent most effective by global warming. we speak to the director general of the world trade organization to find out how comas could be part of the climate solution. at its dumbed quiet, quitting it's increasingly popular among young workers, rethinking their work life balance. but if it's not about people resigning from that jobs, what is it about? the british war family is among the largest and richest monarchies in europe. and despite the high cost of maintaining it, polls show the vast majority of britons back the institution. support a say it provides a sense of unity and pride. but the u. k. is facing the west cost of living crisis
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in decades. and critics, a questioning the monarchies expensive budget. king charles the 3rd will take over his mother's portfolio at inherit untold riches, all eyes now on how the royal will manage the institution known affectionately as the farm. for the challenge reports on queen elizabeth the seconds wealth. during the queen, a joke in the prince wears each minted curtains themselves, and the queen kept one. she famously never carried cash despite being the face of it throughout her long reign by government will continue to work. queen elizabeth was one of britain's wealthiest women, a monarch landowner, property tycoon, collector and investor, with an estimated personal fortune of about $500000000.00. her own wealth came in part from her mother's estate properties including balmoral castle and scotland, a vast stamped collection artworks and
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a beloved race horses that i have won weighed as monarch, she owned one of the biggest property portfolios in the u. k. the crown states includes park shopping centers, offices, business and residential property, profits from the estate, which is an independent commercial business, got paid into the u. k. treasury, which in turn took 25 percent of the profits and paid them to the queen. this is called the sovereign grant. privately she received money from another estates, the duchy of lancaster, which has held entrust, the sovereign. it's worth an estimated $682000000.00. the queen started paying tax voluntarily on its income in 1992 in 2017 and investigation called the paradise papers found about $13000000.00 had been invested by the duchy . legally offshore. in a caribbean tax haven,
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she did nothing wrong. it wasn't illegal, but most people for that all her investments when in britain and they were in blue chip companies. and it did tanisha image of being whiter than white. it looked as though she was acting like a city fund manager. it's unlikely we'll ever really know how wealthy the british queen was for some her wealth represented an outdated institution that of monarchy for her support as though she was a valuable asset worth the coins and notes she appeared on. well, the sultan grant cost british tax payers more than $100000000.00 us dollars last year. but the royal family is estimated to have cost less than $2.00. a british citizen, marco's royals are set to be the most expensive to the citizens estimated to received around $55000000.00 in 2020, out of 10 main royal families in europe. the principality of listens fine. is the
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only monarchy that doesn't receive any public money from the tax, perhaps only for members of luxembourg, royal family workers, full time broils and receive public money for doing so. the royal house received almost $12000000.00 in 2019 many european monarchies of slim down in recent decades . meaning the royals are expected to find jobs and pay their own weight. the netherlands has been described as a successful example of senior members of the whoa family holding down real jobs were joining me now from london is david hague. david is the chief executive officer, a consultancy firm brand finance good to have you with us, david. so britain's economy is saying turmoil inflation rising to the cost of living crisis. people of finding the going tough. and yet here we've had this extravagant display of grief. a very expensive funeral. is the british taxpayer getting value for money? well 1st of all, i think it's fair to say. ready that the monkey as
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a whole. ready you successfully high with economy, we've estimated that it's at least 4 if not 5 times what's the best it over to waste. and i think the 2nd thing to take into account is that the reason is the policy being very, very concerned about demonstrating value for money and being transparent. and. ready so if you actually look at what they spend, the money on it is old is closed and very, very told across by variety of different people. fact is that this kind of state enterprise is expensive. house is running troops. running securities are very expensive, but in our opinion is worth the expenditure. i suppose you could argue as well that even in death queen elizabeth the 2nd, this is still working for britain and at a gym. it's image all of this pump circumstance. the accession of king charles the 3rd to the throne as well is going to bring tourists in to, to britain, is that they will want to come and see where all of this has happened. well, they,
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they've been doing to give their respects to the. ready and they will go on q and right to the end, and then they will live in the streets and, and you know, many, many millions of people from one of the u. k. we've been watching the interviews for people on the street. and it's mentioned that coming from all over the world, people come from canada, australia. ready just to pay their respect. and the moment key we said for is a very significant incremental tourism generator. people want to come and see a living marquis. the king himself is a wealthy man, thanks in part to the dog she of cornwall, which of course now pass to the prince of wales. and is it right to think that the wall family have private sources of income, which are not exactly private sources being come in? the much of the money is actually handed to the state. you could draw a comparison with the presence of the usa,
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presence of the usa have their own private wealth and they make it or they can make it off. they get into. ringback office king or queen is really the head of state and the representative. so it's an equivalent questions and why have to distinguish between the private finance. ready and the state finances, and they ask, who's getting things wrong? probably on a global level of competitors, many, it has their own world. he's not that wealthy. they are very wealthy. people pay our standards, but they are not. it's probably best to pretend millions. whereas the money which is invested in the country and its own by the country. ready houses and collections by the country that states that it belongs to the country. and i think that's my support, principality of licks and side, as we were hearing a few moments ago, doesn't receive any public money from the taxpayer. and many more keys rely upon
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their own riches to do the job of being that countries representative if you'd like, just public funding of the monarchy in the u. k. given what's going on, economic lee still makes sense. well, i think it was a u. k. then it probably wouldn't be worth it, but the fact is, the demons does not least, for example, in the amount of free publicity, a coverage is favorable to our so, you know, he would have to ask, who is the king prince ruler of fine? and i to find anyone in the world who even though i. ready you find anyone who knows anything about it. so you know, they may not be paying, you know, getting money back. whereas here in the u. k, all morning he is making is one of the world's leading countries. and for the money spent got a great the number to. how mindful don't you think king charles is of the criticism,
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but the royal family gets as far as that expenditure is concerned. do you think that he will continue with this, this desire to, to be seen at least, to be slipping down? are we going to see more royals expected to pay that way? perhaps by, by getting proper jobs? well, one cannot do. it is a proper job. it rose to a great deal of good for charity, for institutions in the u. k. and the commonwealth of the world and is a very important job and a very tough job. i was actually working royals. they are the ones that actually get paid money by the state, the rest of the roads and we do have to go out and make their living. they have to be very discrete about when they do it. but turning, prince charles, i think he's a very sensitive, he's an extreme sensitive and extreme intelligence. and he's been saying the years, the institution mom, can you k very transparent. and he's demonstrated that what it's doing is, you know, it's not extravagant and that it needs to return. i'm sure he will continue to do
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that. so as far as you're concerned, david brant wins out. the royal family in the u. k. provides excellent value for money. well we'd be saying 2011 when we take all married right through the. ready jubilee abstruse make and harry wedding. the royal family definitely piece a huge. can you going into 3 chunks? one is tourism and trade, where they are very, very favorite. indeed. one is intense of the effect that has a role lawrence. and thirdly, it's just a general. ready goodwill instability factors that increases well the country and one very good expression. ready is. ready patronage of the role family brands find the real world system which generates a great deal. well with a companies. so yes, i think it's extremely good running to really good to talk to you on counting the
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cost money thanks and day to being with us. in the africa it's only around 3 percent of global gas emissions. and yet african nations are among bows, most exposed to the impact of climate change. at least 20000000 people are at risk of severe hunger because of east africa was drought in a generation. the world trade organization says the trade can help the consonant tackled global warming. i was a serious resort, said i spoke to the director general of the w t. o goes he a condo, a whaler at the african adaptation summit in rotterdam, in the netherlands. actually we don't have to look too far to see the impact of climate change on trade. we saw this summer, how rivers in europe that normally have badges that garry goods like the rind, danube, beginning to dry up. i need making it difficult for 4 bodies to carry goods and then they have to be put on trucks and trains,
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which is far more expensive. so climate change is meaning that we might see the cost of trade of going up because of shipping and just shipment issues. so that's one side of the equation. now on the other side that people don't think about is that trade is really part of the solution to climate change. trade is itself an instrument of adaptation. just think about this without trade, you will not be able to make available to new technologies that will help for climate adaptation. you will not be able to have access to the goods and services to take good practices. are from one country to the other. all this is facilitated by treat, so treaties centrally important, it's also an instrument of adaptation because if you have a climate event that makes it impossible for you to grow your food. oh or that in
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on dates or you know, properties. and so you need to have access, perhaps, to externally, to other countries, to be able to bring him food, bringing supplies, bringing equipment that you need, or agriculture is among the sectors most at risk with some studies estimating that climate impacts could cause the continence crop, productivity growth by a 3rd, the w t o system africa's trade could help offset future shocks in agricultural output, africa share of whoa to treat of global merchandise street is very low. it's less than 3 percent. this has to change. if africa's to benefit from world trade and from the rules of the world trade organization, we need to trade more. so that means we shouldn't just be trade in raw materials and commodities of we've as we've done. yeah, after a year it means we need to start adding value to our products. i'd like to see africa's shelf well trade double within the next decade we should be doing 3 to we
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should be doing up to 6 percent of world trade. to do that with most add value to our products, we must attract supply chains. you know, the world is starting to see that we need to diversify our supply chains because of what happened during the pandemic. when we saw that goods manufacture certain goods is concentrated in a few countries, and that's risky dot diversification, we can take advantage of fee to bring those supply chains to africa so well, so part of the global value chains, and i call it re globalization. let's use street to re globalize the world and bring africa into the mainstream of the trade in system where condra, willa says that ensuring access to new technologies is important to helping africa reduce the climate impact. they managed to get a compromise agreement at the w. 2 that is enabling, developing countries still have access to vaccine patents using instruments that
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can override these for the next 5 years. i am sincerely hoping that with climate change the ravages of climate change, which will mean that we will not sometimes my food. we may not be able to grow food may need new technologies on the continent to help us out, drought resistant varieties of flood resistant varieties or new technologies. as you said, i'm hoping that knowing that we are all in this together, that we need global solidarity. we will be able to come to sensible arrangements whereby africa and those spots of the developing world that need new technologies can access it. whilst at the same time, not dis incentivize in those who want to create new technologies and do research. wealthy notions pledge to spend around $25000000000.00 by 2025 to help africa adapt
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to climate change. the world trade organization says, with financing should be aligned with trade policies. africa needs a just transition. so it needs to be given time to be able to transition to that new technologies to renewables. it's beginning to happen, but it, but during this period, do we need to look at our deaf wells? not the may be the worst of the fossil fuels like or but gas as it drains a jump will, is not been increasingly recognized so that the country can have base load power that can, you know, sort of pa, manufacturing on the continent and help us develop develop countries from mr. $100000000000.00 to go with the perry sack codes. we now understand that we are approaching 80. we hope that by the time we get to call 2070 channel shake will nowhere 100. but that's just the beginning. we need more resources from both public and private sector. now for their w too. what can we do?
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let me tell you this. sometimes you can have money. i'm financing, but you're still not able to access the goods. you need to transition. we've seen it in the pandemic. there were those who had resources school that said money to purchase vaccine. so africa. but because of export restrictions, kovacs was not able to get those vaccines out of india that time they were needed. so we want our members to make sure that for the green transition, we should look at how to keep for a b shuns and restrictions down on green goods on technologies that are needed. so that those developing countries, including countries in africa, will need access, can have it no williams of workers around the world lost their jobs during the pandemic, all those were forced to work from home and thumps provided an opportunity for many employees to rethink their career choices. reimagined the workplace and try to take back their power at work. for example. more than 70000000 american workers left
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their jobs in the year starting april 2021. what was known as the great resignation . now another trend is on the rise. it's called quiet quitting, despite the name, it has nothing to do with people actually residing from that jobs. well, the turn describes workers who only do the job that they're being paid to do. just meeting that job description without taking on any extra duties in order to focus on time spent outside the office. it's become a buzzword recently after i had con and american tick tock user with over 10000 followers, posted a video that went viral saying, work is not your life. according to a survey by gallops, including $15004.00, and part time workers about half of american workers are quiet quitters. another term is also increasingly becoming part of the workplace debate. it's quiet firing . now that defines employers to make working conditions,
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so miserable will deny resources or opportunity to workers aiming to force employees to leave without dismissing them outright. well, to discuss all of this were joined by chris wor, hearse. chris is the director of the institute for employment research at the university of warrick. he joins us now from glasgow or the u. k. good teddy with his chris. the fact that some employees feel unmotivated the drudge of the 9 to 5 not engaged with jobs. it's nothing new. people have always felt like that's why the fossil of a quiet, quitting old jones consisted a bundle of tasks lease, just very loosely defined is he said customers or to drive a train and we never have the details about how you supposed to do that. and many people at discretionary assets, they go the extra mile to know this is chad to customers when they're selling them . so the customers feel good and come back will be the case, a train driver's license. and if somebody is off sick,
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they'll come in and work an extra day, and all that helps companies be more efficient and, and work smoothly and quietly. quitting means with drawing still of that discretionary assets and doing minimum specify minimum specified in the contract. and they don't tell those that the doing it tens is a silent withdrawal of labor and goodwill. and i think there's a couple of reasons why this might be happening and happening now. because as you say, it's nothing new particularly so many of the 1970s people used to do something called work to rule when they were to speak with management. and that meant again that they were similarly to what was in the contract and nothing more. everything suddenly started to collapse, trains didn't run properly. schoolwork and probably hasn't been a problem because people are doing only the minimum. the difference was in the old games that this was done collectively and openly. and now it's doing is being done
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kindly and on an individual basis. we don't know the extent that we collect stage, right? because it is a silent moment. i think some people in the con derek and say, for love workers to independently, if they were working at home and working a home and the bosses went around and a lot of discretion about how they worked and mountain they being called into the alliances and being pulled into offices at the time and they actually know they can do the job and they're feeling less inclined. i'm sorry, the leave to kind of have less of that discretion and that makes me unhappy to losing control. you say, chris, there are no. there are studies into the, into it or how wide spread this, this practice has become. but the fact that it started on social media, i suppose, means that at least we consume, as far as the demographics are concerned. this is involving younger as opposed to more senior experienced workers. who is it, would that be a correct assumption?
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do you think we're finding these designing those popping up on certain agentless like and that does reflect the demographic and those younger. what is those young workers that report unless they're the ones who cos, who have less committed to work places because they're to start their careers and of course they don't have more just and they don't have founders. so they feel more able, if you'd like to be able to do that asylum withdrawal, and many of them are cautioned workers, a not organized through trade union. so in many ways they're not able. ready to say that collective action is didn't asked. so how should employ a deal with choir quitting? i mean, the obvious answer should be pay them all. well, the employees need to take a step back and say, look, work at the closing in this discretionary helps them business even more efficiently . and if workers are quietly quitting,
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they're losing that extra as an extra ward. and so they're going to take a step back and say, okay, well we'll happen next. it's likely that these employees leave in the future. dissatisfied employers tend to leave organizations that will lead to more labor shortages, not least, or less efficient in their organization. so things will run smoothly. the lesson, i think, as you rightly say, is that they've got to train employees. well, that means not expect them to work long hours, evenings to extra tasks, and it means paying them decent wages, or paying them fairly, wor, employee. what employers think is a fair, which for the, for the doing and of course, the context will this is, is there all a machine to use? and because some level recruiting as many people as that, like there's more of the existing employees, there's a lot of kind of compounding factors in employers have just kind of take a step back and say, we need to keep employees that they've got treatment. so what about the issue of
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quiet firing? why would a boss resort to doing that, or is it as a direct response to quite quitting? just like quiet, quitting in some way quite a firing has been around for a long time. employers or managers, if they were happy with individual workers, would marginalize them. and again, it's, it's, it's, it's a difficult situation for both employees and employers. one of the managers with nobody was because workers, workers that don't do what we're doing, but it's really money just taking a step back and saying, why is it that these employees are not doing what we want to do? why is it that they feel happy? so it won't, since quite firing, looks like the obvious response to quote and quitting, but neither party really benefits chris, it's been really good. so carol county, the cost, but effectively for being with us. and that's all show for this week. if you'd like
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