May 6th, 2016
Episode 718 of 1091 episodes
A huge fire is disrupting the heart of Canada's oil sands operation, as workers transported out of oilfields for safety, following the evacuation of Fort McMurray in Alberta. Paul Whittaker, the President of Alberta Forest Products Association tells us the rapid spread of the wildfire is extremely worrying. The president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, faces a tough examination as we ask him why his country hid loans of a billion dollars and how the country's economy will cope since the IMF and donor nations have cut off funding. In China people looking for love used to rely on relatives and neighbours to help them make a match. But people who have moved to a big city cannot rely on personal networks to find a partner. Instead the Chinese dating game is played online and some of the companies offering these services have now moved into personalised matchmaking, which can cost thousands of dollars. BBC reporter Jennifer Pak investigates matchmaking for love in Shenzhen, in Southern China.
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.