High-Tech Successfully Combats The $213.69 Billion Poaching Industry, The B.C. Village Where People Are Always Winning The Lottery, Toronto Cop Does Not Want To Be A Hero, The Deepening Clash Over Antarctica’s Future


Cool Conversations
With George Froehlich
Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Good morning :
—Far out. How you eat reveals who you are.
—Unique job. China’ s technology is expanding so rapidly that code programmers are totally stressed out. So companies are looking for programmer motivators.
— Amazing. There is a small village in north central B.C. where people are constantly winning the lottery.

George Froehlich
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HIGH-TECH IS FIGHTING THE THE WORLD-WIDE $213.69 BILLION POACHING INDUSTRY AND WINNING

THE STORY

The world-wide poaching industry is big business as it kills wildlife animals for the sake of the almighty profit.

THE SETTING

But now the high-tech sector has stepped up in an attempt to stop the poaching. And it has met with success. In one case the number of rhinos killed has gone from 70 to zero in two years.
And the effort has been deemed to be successful in a world-wide industry valued at $213.69 billion; the funds often used to support armed conflict.
And the stakes are high as demand – fuelled by Vietnam – is high and that a kilogram of rhino can sell for as much as $130,000.
Why is the price is so high?
The belief – that taking it can cure a variety of diseases including erectile dysfunction.

WHAT IT MEANS

Given the success of the program the plan is to to eventually roll it out on a world-wide basis.

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Alexandra Gill – The Mind Of A Restaurant Critic
Her writing is trenchant, laced with sharp insights and observations. Her prose is engaging, conversational, relatable and often acerbic.
Meet Alexandra Gill The Globe and Mail’s Vancouver restaurant critic since 2005.
Restaurant owners and chefs love her, hate her, respect her, depending on what she writes about them.
Gill is a dying breed of journalist – the restaurant critic.
And her insights, observations and her wry, often humorous,
writing style has made her one of Canada’s most respected food writers.
She joined the paper as a summer intern in 1997 and was hired full-time as an entertainment columnist the following year.
She moved to Vancouver in 2001 as the Western Arts Correspondent, a job she held until 2007. Her arts reportage was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in 2004. Now a freelance contributor, she writes primarily about food and drink for the B.C. and Life sections.
Her weekly column delves into Greater Vancouver’s food scene in all its variations.
Gill’s assignments have taken her across Europe on a Michelin-star tour, into a fine-dining Italian restaurant as an undercover waitress and behind the scenes of a large North American restaurant.
She also has judged numerous restaurant awards and cooking contests.
In this edition of Cool Conversations with George Froehlich she talks about:
Why Vancouver’s restaurant scene will undergo a shakeup.
When Vancouver’s chefs and restaurants were cutting edge.
What her favourite food is today.
Why restaurant critics are so rare these days.
How social media has influenced chefs and restaurants.
How one of Vancouver’s top chefs opened a second restaurant that is mediocre.
What she did to become a better food critic.
Answers the question of – how creative and innovative are Vancouver’s chefs and restaurants now.
How prevalent “promotional” restaurant reviews are found in two of Vancouver’s top websites.
And a whole lot more.

VANCOUVER GOODBYE – WHISTLER NOW CANADA’S CRAZIEST HOUSING MARKET

Who would have thought this to be the case.
But now Whistler is the craziest housing market.

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ONCE AGAIN SEEK APOLOGY FROM THE POPE OVER TREATMENT IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

Members of Parliament overwhelmingly voted to ask the Pope to issue an apology in the way native children were treated in Canada’s residential schools.
This is the second time this request has been made.

MCCAIN’S CANADA’S BEST KNOWN FRENCH FRIES COMPANY EXPANDS INTO VERTICAL FARMING

Canadian company McCain Foods is finding a new way to grow produce.
It’s called vertical farming.

 

REAL TORONTO POLICE HERO DOES NOT WANT TO BE CALLED A HERO

It’s a trend of sorts.
Real heroes as a rule always reject being called a hero.
They are far too modest to claim that designation.
And the police officer who talked the shooting suspect in the muderous shooting massacare is no exception.

THE CLASH OVER THE FUTURE OF ANTARCTICA IS DEEPENING.

It’s one of the world’s most pristine areas.
But now mankind’s footprint is running up against global laws designed to protect the largest landmass that isn’t claimed by anyone and belongs to no country.

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