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NPR News: 12-28-2019 7PM ET

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 12-28-2019 7PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst in Syria. Government forces backed by Russia continued to advance against rebel fighters and it lived province the latest fighting displays nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the BBC's Alan Johnston reports doctors say their hospitals are full. That they don't have enough resources to help those in desperate need go to it. Live have been telling the International Rescue Committee Aid Agency of the severe problems they're facing the IRC. He says the medics was struggling to care. For hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year. Now there are many many more people. Oh needing help. With hospitals schools mosques filling up lots of AMIS it being forced to company open where temperatures are near zero at night the agency need better shelter food and fuel to keep wool the BBC's Alan Johnston Reporting Congress didn't update the National Flood Insurance Program Program in two thousand nineteen and peers Rebecca hersher reports. That's despite a bipartisan agreement. That the program is in trouble. The National Flood Insurance Program provides ED's flood insurance to more than five million homeowners but the program is in debt it owes the US Treasury more than twenty billion dollars. That's in part because climate change is driving driving more frequent and intense storms so flood damage has increased in recent years. The cost of flood insurance has also been rising in many parts of the country. Congress held periodic hearings throughout twenty nineteen to discuss overhauling. The program proposals include rethinking. How flood risk is calculated and making more accurate flood maps? In December Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program as is Rebecca Hersher. NPR News in Somalia at Lee Seventy nine people died in a truck bombing in the country's capital of Mogadishu more than one hundred forty were injured. The explosion happened during rush hour and is the country's worst attack in more than two years. We say most of those killed were university students returning to class and police officers the vehicle detonated after police blocked at the checkpoint point from proceeding into the city. No one has claimed responsibility. But the country's president is blaming the al Qaeda linked al-shabaab extremist group in France strikes against public transportation continue for the fourth week called by unions. Upset by President. macron's plans to raise the retirement age. The new pension plan raises the official age to be eligible for a pension from sixty two to sixty four years old and it would eliminate forty forty two special retirement plans in favor of a universal system. The government though is holding negotiations with unions at offering compromises to pilots forensic police and other groups groups protesters were met today by heavily armed police. You're listening to NPR news from Washington in New South Wales Australia wildfires continuous temperatures soar. Thousands of Koalas are thought to have died in an area north of Sydney. The country's Environment Minister says up to thirty percent of the MARSUPIALS HABITAT has been destroyed. The Koala is native to Australia. And it's one of the country's most beloved animals so far around twelve point three million acres of land have burned in the wildfires around the country. Nine people have died more than a thousand homes have been destroyed. A navy ties a tie navy. Av Seal who helped save twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave. Last year has died Michael Sullivan reports. The diver suffered from complications from a blood infection affection. He contracted during the dramatic rescue. The Tom Long Cave Saga Grip. The world's imagination in June and July of last year as rescue divers verse from the world over tried to reach members of the wild boar soccer team in the flooded cave where they were trapped by a flash flood and heavy rains that followed petty officer. Beirut puck Barra was one of those divers. According to the Thai Navy Seals facebook page. He'd been fighting. The infection contracted during the rescue. Ever since he's the second person to have lost his life as a result of the rescue operation the first died in July two thousand eighteen while bringing in fresh oxygen tanks for other divers to use in their search for the boys and their coach in the cave complex northern Chiang Rai province for NPR news. Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai in Cairo rothe authorities say around two dozen people mostly laborers were killed when a minibus collided with a truck. Several others were injured. I'm Janine Herbst N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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NPR News: 12-28-2019 3PM ET

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 12-28-2019 3PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. In Syria. Government forces backed by Russia. Continue to advance against rebel fighters. Here's in Italy province. The latest fighting has displaced nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the BBC's Alan Johnston reports doctors there say their hospitals are full and they don't have enough resources to help. Those in desperate need doctors in Italy have been telling the International Rescue Committee agency the of the severe problems they're facing the. IRC says. The medics were struggling to care for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year. Yeah now there are many many more people needing help with hospitals schools and mosques filling up lots of families have been forced to camp in the open. Where temperatures on his zero at night? They urgently need anti shelter food and fuel to keep wool the BBC's Alan Johnston Tim Somali officials say at least seventy nine. People are confirmed dead after a truck filled with bombs exploded at a security the checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu. No group has yet claimed responsibility. Dozens of Hong Kong protesters and police are again again. Clashing this weekend capping off a week. Marred by violence. NPR's Emily Fang reports the latest demonstration as part of an effort to disrupt economic actively. About one hundred protesters marched through a shopping mall. In your Hong Kong's border with me and then China shouting liberate Hong Kong and go back to the mainland. The mall is frequented by shoppers from mainland China. Police broke at the gathering pepper spray and hit marchers with batons the city at enjoyed a few weeks of relative. Calm this month alone. What has been more than six months of unrest over Beijing's growing control in Hong Kong but protests and clashes have picked up again Christmas week? Hong Kong's beijing-backed government has refused to give in to demands for political reform. Leaving leaving the city deadlocked amass peaceful marches planned for New Year's Day and a number of small rallies will be held across the city. Emily Chang and Pierre News Beijing rescuers rescuers in Hawaii searching for one person still missing after Thursday's crash of a tour helicopter. Hawaii public radio's bill. Dorman reports Sports Kawhi county officials say. The wreckage of the tour helicopter was found in the mountains on the western side of the island in Cook. The tourist chopper from Safari helicopters. Copters was due to return just before sunset Thursday from a tour of the rugged Nepali coast not far from the mountains where it crashed. Coast Guard crews called the weather at the time challenging with poor visibility Hawaii Congressman Ed case released a statement calling the event a deep tragedy but also calling for tighter regulations on companies operating helicopters in the state for NPR news. I'm Bill Dorman in Honolulu. This is NPR police in Harris County. Texas are investigating a shooting in a residential neighborhood last night. That's left two people. Dead and seven hospitalized. Specialized officials say suspects opened fire on a group of Young Hispanic men who were filming a music video. Britain's Queen Elizabeth has issued her New Year's honours list nearly eleven hundred people are being knighted or receiving other honorifics Vicki Barker reports among the youngest to be recognized denies his twenty year old cellist. Sheku Khanna Mason who played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. He was the first black person to have won. The BBC young musician competition and now gets the initials M B after his name for member of the British Empire Knighthoods have gone to directors Sam Mendez and Steve McQueen for their work in and film the British born Australian singer Olivia Newton. John has been made a dame the female equivalent of a night for her services to music cancer research and charity already. Already a sir. Elton John is now also a companion of honour a tidal limited to sixty four people and the queen for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in in London at the International Space Station. American astronaut Chris Kristina Cook set a new record today for the longest single mission in by a woman the forty year old electrical engineer has been in space since March fifteenth or two hundred eighty nine days former space station station. Commander Peggy Whitson held the previous record. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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NPR News: 04-26-2020 10AM ET

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 04-26-2020 10AM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Giles Snyder. As Corona virus deaths in the US continued to climb nearing fifty. Four thousand now. Some parts of the country are beginning of phase reopening an NPR. Sammy held reports. More states are easing up on restrictions. In the coming days enormous economic pressures. Steve Throughout the south are slowly allowing stores and restaurants to welcome back customers and by early next month stayed home orders. More than one. Dozen states across the country are set to expire as people emerge new outbreaks are inevitable says Dr Anthony found the nation's top infectious disease doctor but the country is still not testing enough right. Now we're doing about one point. Five two million per week. We probably should get up to twice that New York. The outbreaks epicenter is taking a regional approach. And we'll coordinate and economic restart with nearby. It comes as a new kaiser. Family Foundation poll finds eight in ten Americans say strict shelter in place guidelines are worth it. He may help and hear news. President trump is suggesting as daily corona virus. Press briefings may go by the wayside. He posted a tweet last night questioning their value and attacking the media. The president drew a backlash over his remarks about disinfectant at Thursday's briefing on Friday. The president said he was being sarcastic demonstrations not just in the. Us people took to the streets and the German cities of Berlin and stood guard this weekend to protest what they call the loss of freedoms while under restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covert Nineteen Peers Rob. Schmitz reports summer claiming the virus is an attempt by the government to seize power spreading fear. Hundreds gathered in both cities to question the need for lockdown measures protesters in downtown Berlin shouted. I want my life back and held up signs with slogans such as protect constitutional rights. Germany has implemented a range of social distancing measures to curb the spread of curve nineteen which has killed more than five thousand eight hundred people. There gatherings are limited to no more than two people bars and restaurants closed in schools. Shut much of the country began easing these restrictions last week allowing small businesses to reopen and has spring weather warms up the region. Many Germans are ignoring the restrictions and gathering in public parks anyway. Rob Schmitz. Npr News Secretary. Dominic grab says. Boris Johnson is ready to resume his duties as prime minister. I've spoken to every day this week. We've made sure that he's arrested everything that's going on. And we had a meeting at Chequers. The Charleston joined various members of the top team. So I think he's right to have taken the time he did to make sure you can bounce back But he's looking forward to getting back at the at the reins on Monday dominant grab appeared on British TV political shows. Today's been standing in for the past three weeks as Johnson recovered from a corona virus infection. That required him to be hospitalized earlier this month. He's a Spend a few days in intensive care. Johnson is returning as his covenant comes under pressure to ease the country's lockdown this is NPR as countries around the world. Debate the path to take when it comes to reopening their economies of French government is preparing to unveil details Tuesday. That prime minister is to address. The National Assembly on Francis Strategy in Spain kids under fourteen were allowed outside today day. After the Prime Minister laid out a wider plan to loosened countries locked down to India. Prime Minister Narendra. Modi is warning against complacency. He delivered a radio address today. Appealing to Indians to comply with the nationwide lockdown and maintain social distancing the government has eased restrictions somewhat allowing small shops to reopen and manufacturing and forms in rural areas as well authorities in southern. Yemen have declared autonomous rule in defiance of the Saudi backed government. The Southern Transitional Council based in the city of Aden also announced a state of emergency as the BBC's Alan Johnston reports Yemen has enjoyed more than five years of war. The WHO the rebel movement has been fighting pro government coalition but that coalition included forces in the south that have long wanted independence for their region now. They've made their move declaring self rule in the city of Aden so the government's Alliance has ruptured and this is bad for Saudi Arabia. It backs the government side in the civil war but the Saudi's allies now look hopelessly divided. It'd be received Alan Johnston reporting and I'm Joel Snyder. This is NPR news from Washington.

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NPR News: 12-23-2019 12PM ET

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 12-23-2019 12PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing of the US servicemember in Afghanistan Jennifer glass reports from Kabul. The Taliban say they killed the US Servicemember in an attack on American and Afghan troops in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. They say they used an improvised explosive device. US Defense official refutes that claim saying the device exploded prematurely as forces were inspecting a weapons cache. This latest killing brings the number of US forces killed so far this year to twenty the deadliest year since two thousand fourteen. It's unclear whether this will change anything with. US Taliban negotiations creations in Doha. President trump suspended them in September after a Taliban attack in Kabul killed twelve including a US soldier. They resumed earlier this month but the special envoy we post than ten days ago after another Taliban assault on a US air base for NPR news. I'm Jennifer Glass. In Kabul. Five people have been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for the murder of journalist. Jamal Khashoggi the kingdom has faced international condemnation for his death in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last last year the BBC's Alan Johnston reports the Saudis of always. oggy that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was carried out by intelligence officers acting being on their own initiative without higher authority and following. Today's verdict the prosecutor said those responsible hadn't actually intended to kill kill that the operation went wrong but many looking on. We'll be deeply skeptical that this is a full account of what actually happened. A UN investigation instigation concluded that the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman should be investigated for the crime. The Saudis of always denied that he had anything to do do with it. The BBC's Alan Johnston a number of Medicaid agencies will receive funding to reduce costs and improve the quality of care for pregnant and Postpartum artem women with opioid addiction from member station K.. UNC Harley Huckabee reports the ten states will be starting a strategy to combat the nation's the opioid crisis the state's agencies will receive funding under the maternal opioid misuse or. The MOM model. Fifty million dollars will be dispersed between the ten states with a goal to improve the quality of care and reduce costs. For the women addicted to opioids and their infant's. The MODEL has a five year performance period. That begins next next month K.. UNC's carly uncles reporting on Wall Street. Stocks are edging higher on early trading extending the major indexes record setting run at the start of this shortened holiday week shares of Boeing jumped after the company said it. CEO is out effective immediately as the crisis over. It's seven thirty eighty seven. Max Aircraft Drags on at last check the Dow up one hundred fourteen points this is NPR. One of Britain's largest supermarket chains has suspended production of Christmas cards at a Chinese factory as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. The move by TESCO comes after a customer found a note saying the card was made by prisoners under duress six year. Old Florence whittaker was writing Christmas cards to her classmates when she discovered this message inside quote we are foreign prisoners. Shanghai Ching poop prison China forced to work against our will. Please help us notify like Human Rights Organization the card featured a kitten wearing a Santa Hat. TESCO said it was shocked and would no longer work with supplier. It was found of used prison. Labor China's Foreign Ministry ministry dismissed the claim but human rights wants his forced prison. Labor is common cries for help from Chinese prison. Workers surfaced periodically in two thousand twelve and Oregon woman discovered an account held of torture in Halloween decorations. An American professor told. NPR in two thousand fourteen. He was forced to make Christmas lights for no pay Frank Langfitt. NPR News London as the busy holiday travel week begins. A powerful storm is soaking several states in the southeast a number of roads were closed this morning in downtown the town Charleston. South Carolina creeks and streams are on the rise there and across the south with flash flood watches and warnings in large parts of Georgia Louisiana Alabama and South Carolina. Flights have resumed their normal schedule at Florida's Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport or heavy rain and flooding delayed dozens of flights. I'm Laurie London N._P._R.. News in Washington.

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NPR News: 03-09-2019 10PM ET

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04:54 min | 2 years ago

NPR News: 03-09-2019 10PM ET

"This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Janine herbs in Venezuela today. Supporters for acting president nNcholas Maduro and interim president one guy dough held large dueling rallies in Caracas. Many people are angry over continuing power blackout and a shortage of basic necessities, including food Marianella Garcia is one resident protesting Medeiros government believe where Asia's more than Borey we're inches. Expense too hard. You're gonna see people having real trouble. So I think we just want to finish tune quite has the backing of the US and Europe, but Maduro has backing of state media in New York airport officials say at least thirty people were injured when a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul hit severe turbulence about forty five minutes out from landing at New York's Kennedy airport port authority of New York. And New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says the plane landed safely and that some passengers were hospitalized, but the most were treated at the airport terminal or some civilians have emerged from Gu's. The last village still held by the Islamic state group in Syria, the western back Syrian democratic forces are poised to resume their final push the BBC's Alan, Johnston has more whose villages the law sliver of Syrian territory. Still in the hands of the Islamic state group. Western-backed could issues Arab fighters opposed to launch a finalists soul on the end Clave, but they've been holding back to allow the wives and children of the trap militants to leave thousands have emerged in recent days from what is a tiny area and yet more. If you reported to have been evacuated in the course of Saturday loaded onto at least four trunks BBC's, Alan Johnston. Reporting a line of powerful storms with severe thunderstorms damaging hail and strong winds tore through Arkansas Texas today. Authorities in central Arkansas say at two apparent tornadoes touched down near Carlisle, downing power lines and damaging buildings. Minor injuries. Have been reported tornado watches are up for parts of several states, including Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas, meanwhile, a powerful winter storm could dump up to a foot of blowing snow from the plain states to the upper mid west heavy snow is expected. The national weather service says it will create hazardous driving conditions with localize. Blizzard like conditions in parts this ahead of warmer than average temperatures for the mid Atlantic states, Grammy award winning singer R Kelly is out of jail again. He was released today. Three days after being jailed for back child support payments. Chicago police say somebody paid the debt for him and wants to remain anonymous two weeks ago, the fifty two year old singer spent the weekend in jail when he couldn't come up with the bail after being charged with activated sexual assault. This is NPR. In California officials at the Santa Anita racetrack say they will impose new rules scrutinizing horse training after the deaths of Twenty-one horses since December officials at the historic track. Today conducted a third day of the investigation into the cause of the thoroughbreds deaths. Although no, clear pattern has emerged the racetrack remains closed indefinitely and officials have hired extra vets to observe all horses entering and exiting the dirt. And turf course during training hours, the number of force training horses training, rather at one time will also be reduced necropsies are still pending clock spring forward and our in most of the country this weekend as daylight saving time takes effect at two AM Sunday morning zealous Ellison. Aubrey reports time change can lead to some sleep loss. Our bodies are remarkable timekeepers and our body clocks are sink to the twenty four hour light dark cycle. So when daylight comes. An hour later. They can throw his off the spring time. Change is linked to an increased risk of accidents physician. Mary on Wuku of Atlanta care says try to resist the urge to sleep in after the time change get up outside get some lights because exposure with the up faster, it can take up to a few days to adjust Allison Aubrey NPR news negotiations over Brexit continue this weekend with Britain's departure from the European Union due to take affect in less than three weeks with or without a deal so far. There is no agreement in place ridge parliament prepares to vote again on Tuesday. I'm Janine Herbst. NPR news in Washington.

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NPR News: 02-09-2020 12PM ET

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04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 02-09-2020 12PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. Beijing says more than thirty seven thousand people are now infected with the novel Corona Virus Chris in Mainland China an additional eighty. Nine people have died this weekend. NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports the death toll now exceeds eight hundred. The latest retaliates underscored the ongoing spread of the coronavirus in mainland China. The number of people killed by the virus now exceeds the number of people killed by the two thousand to two thousand and three SARS outbreak however the novel Corona virus appears to be less dangerous than SARS was the World Health Organization says the majority of cases are mild. The majority of new deaths were in who bay a province where the outbreak began late last year. Travel to and from China remains restricted in an effort to control the viruses spread in neighboring Hong Kong which was hit hard by the SARS outbreak authorities have instituted a mandatory quarantine for anyone coming from the mainland Rebecca Hersher. NPR News Hong Kong. Iran has failed failed in its latest attempt to send a satellite into space. Tehran launched a satellite a short time ago but Iranian state. TV says it didn't reach orbit a bit the BBC's Alan Johnston reports the US remains highly suspicious of Iran space efforts Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development. The US has said in the past that neurons satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles it fears the rockets used could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads. Ed's Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have failed the BBC's Ellen Johnston Ireland awaits the final results from yesterday's general election exit polls indicate three major parties wound up with about twenty two percent of the vote. So it's still too close to call but whatever the outcome TERI Schultz reports. It'll mark a major shift in support for Xinfang gene fame which is gaining new momentum for its goal of a united Ireland while it will take a couple of days to have official results as apparent Irish voters have elevated Shin Vein the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army to a three way tie with the traditional leading parties thin a gale and oil. Those two parties say they won't form a government. I wish in vain due to its historic links to the paramilitary IRA the socialization. Faint is the second largest party in Northern Ireland but has never had such success in the republic public of Ireland before this last minute surge Finnegan. Prime Minister Lavar had car campaigned on his successful protection of Irish interest during brexit negotiations but voters orders prioritized domestic issues such as housing and healthcare for NPR news. I'm TERI Schultz this is NPR voters in Switzerland cast ballots today in a referendum. That will decide whether it's a crime to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and identity. The Swiss parliament approved a law but opponents collected enough signatures to force a popular. Vote actor. Robert What Conrad has died. A family spokesman says he died of heart failure. This weekend in Malibu California Hettie Lynne hurt. He's reports Conrad played. They'd starring roles on several popular. TV shows the handsome actor started on TV in the late fifties in Hawaiian. I then rose to fame in the wild wild west in the sixties. He continued acting into the seventies starring in the DA and Bob all-black a period drama which garnered him a Golden Globe nomination and a People's choice award. Conrad was renowned for doing his own stunts and while he was nearly killed on the set of wild wild west he refused to hire a stunt double all and was back at it when he healed he later turned to directing film and TV. Robert Conrad was eighty four for NPR news. I'm Hettie Lynne. Hardy's in Los Angeles. A new spacecraft built jointly by US and European Space Agency's is poised to launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Canaveral. Tonight on a ten year mission to the sun the so-called solar orbiter is designed to capture unprecedented use of our stars to polls calls. Scientists are hoping to improve their understanding of how the Sun's magnetic energy affects earth. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News.

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How we met

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36:16 min | 8 months ago

How we met

"Welcome to the artwork. Cpi be one be episode for new listeners. Even though older listeners will like this episode is well because old was may have the garden. This fact that. I did not pick up on co-host off the street. I did not do that. He's he's laughing. Two maple by comment. I one of the things you will know about about me personally. I have a dividing since he will. I say six saw cast. And if you guys don't pick it up top along i I land the things so So i'm going to storrow with this story. So i think you need to grab a cup of coffee on hardtalk lead or whatever you want on a sunday morning because it's calming it's going to be storytime and so i'm going to start and then dan neil. You can pick up and fill in gaps as i go along so basically what happened in nineteen ninety five. I'm about to say. I stumble own a class. Well i didn't still. My dad demoted because in nineteen ninety. Five when i and i had all learned how to ski in ninety two Based out of little cold winter win upon colorado is still a lap. A world renowned adaptive scheme program. They will want him. They don't want out there so trust me. i've learned. I learned how to use a walk on skis soon. Them an-and was on okay. There's gonna be another stop and so in one thousand nine hundred ninety five. We ended up. I don't remember who Aren't you need ball dad closet because my mom. My mom did not ski. She did not do any winter sports still she still open to this day. She my step. Mom even doesn't do with this so it must've been my dad and my biological mom didn't do winter sports of until today's not that was not hustling. That was my dad's then it was my nas sank. And so i don't mean number who exactly hook me up with challenge aspen but i do remember a and ninety five i we were. We say we. Because we did apply can never distinctly. What the play was. I remember when we did i. We didn't dont took place we will now. We didn't and a back loom the aspen club. Which unfortunately no longer in existence but Unfortunately as we sit on november twenty twenty the aspen club is no longer than just they actually so we had to find a space told all of us camp. In a week i am. Why is that the aspen club. I'll allow all this chaos of wheelchairs oxygen tanks walkers you name it we had. We had kids that and we still do. We have kids. That can't stake can't walk often all types of different disability or and youngest partisan effort and might have reminded me a youngest participant. left on. my check was five all to participants. She would be the participant. And i've talked about the they would be in late forties and i so we all like you. She the with fifty. Geez guys are you guys can see. We have a huge a huge this building. Well i walk in there. I walked in there. I'm scared to death because this is a new one on me and my mother and my first of all i went to challenge off and for with i didn't even realize that time they had some stuff so my step my bylaw on those will. Do you wanna try a point camp. And i said okay. I the bedrest kid. I've always good. And so i walked into a back room. Our the aspen club. Not knowing what's going on and samp upholds the doesn't do well with debuted noises and crowds and we still don't do well with Clouds and all that stuff. So i and then he'll come with me when i say i see i see my own humankind in because the the funny thing was would that i can. Home recognize sailboat. Halsey in two seconds flat. I can but can sample ballsy in two sentences. So i see my own humankind standing barely standing up to you bailey. Still the up in a walker which is purple. I be. I'd be lying it for the purple walker. I don't see the walker my favorite color and then i realized. Oh she's by humankind aka. She walks like me kind. You talks like me. No she had a what's been speech impediment back then then now so i. I be like did walker. And maybe maybe dandy oh can pull the on instagram and tag me. I dead us costume. And i miss standing in ben like she's standing next me in a walker and we just had a grand old time so basically. I went after this human years ago because of mobile walk. I i admit. I didn't necessarily know in until we gained a friendship that she was my humankind so to speak and we all we all in a human society go toward the people that look like act like us talk lie guys noman they do have a heavy space have been so. That is my budgen of this and so i'm going down the yellow it away with him. Sell a oh so sloop you through what. Okay his dad. What did i walk towards than sit a what. What role only one. Okay so i. I was so scared. I want so okay so now i have a question but you did. You have a lawyer. And i on my second year. That's right that's right because Lindy lindy had the pink wheelchair. I okay so yeah. That's so this is the second. I walked the purple ouaga. Idea there and click. Okay kid by silver okay. So basically add plant and glenn you hoped up with challenge aspen because you were out here Doing the summer y-y-you took a walk on mall and basically when into man. Yeah so basically. Danielle danielle had any idea. What challenges was and what comes. Gasping is now nowadays. We have social media which knicks but At the time we would just doing one mouse and and the time. They didn't know how telling how big challenge aspen was going get. And how big counting. Jasmine woods logan flagship winds. I mean i have friend while my main friend is yell but she used to be a cost the counseling. She used to be in central time for me. I finally who. I find fix that problem. You got this because you you got to move towards me. We'll make this work and so but what really. What really fascinates me is. I have friends that. Follow me on facebook in their neil to that. We've come together because of calendar aspen. And even now some of are here here In aspen colorado a lot of us or in utah and we have one of two spent back east and because of what went on this year on virtually they had to cancel and make the play camp virtual would. They didn't my job. But i hope i hope that next year were able to do it in person with a mask. I hope that were able to doing in person with mask. And this is not upon. Alan johnston you guys but dan stick the challenge. Aston webb signed in the show notes. So people can see what would talk about because Yeah you will go ahead. We do we do we do. We are and i hope that they don't have to do new team doesn't have to do a We because Callen gassman got so big need is we have we kind of did a shift and i hope that the new team doesn't have deducing virtually like the oaten does even know i will not be. Well i will still be involved in. Challenge aspen To the best of i- abilities i will. I don't do you guys last week. Actually giving up the snowboarding aspect of it because of every single going and because of how challenge aspen does it. I just don't wanna And a because i'm moving I that's one thing in. It's not jesus. And so. That's one thing i want to eliminate but i'm going to put biking in its lights so the way they are the to see me the actually get through hungary and either way you'll get sydney but because of missing that going on an because of i was going to do any way this year just even if i wasn't moving but just because of Going on i. I don't feel like it's safe to be out on a schedule. But i am giving up snowboarding because i want to win this other stuff in my life and will be in the midst of a move so i can this cuban care be doing meal colby would way so and so i decided and i thought about i thought well do i downsize up here and i'm like it's not going to out and downs leading up here is going to happen and i thought well if i moved down to assault. I which i'm going to do. I thought okay. Some gotta give and i wouldn't even know i'm saying about order i Would like to think that. I'm being healthier stronger spawned. Because i don't have to deal with the cold. I don't have to deal with Even though i like people. I don't do well in big crowds. Naw does nhl so I don't have to deal with the hassle of. I mean stuck in the middle. I'm stuck in between sunlight and stuck in between snowmass. So i am sucking bill but i do. I just don't want to have someone do the vibe up because it's heck the lot for a go snowboarding. So when i'm going today woods. I'm going to be really good bike ability. You buy your. I desire that and all. I know where my older than the os said that last week. She has my own bike so when she comes down will go biking. And that's tell will go into do it. That's how we going to do. It will just all eliminate the snowboarding aspects of it. And i wasn't to do it anyway this year because of the pandemic i wasn't even if i went in move. I wasn't going to do this anyway. But all figure out something to keep myself and a busy and so yeah so danielle. Do you want to say anything else. No a well. Yeah yeah yeah And as i said it by heart it broke my heart The learning that the calendestine through an all non have the lien all in challenge. Gadston anymore all still be supporting those guys bigoted. As i said human society we full people that talk like us walk like have seen p. So all all be all the danielle will be my will show. Its long heidel channel aired email. Danielle he always by little shadow in today the day. We can't do it anymore. And the for me thing is on me and yes it's been it's been on gilson's with physically seen each of because of the pandemic couldn't be over both so busy when i went from zero to sixty journalism. Cleveland second flat is and so the funny thing was on may nineteen. I can't dan. I texted danielle on maintenance. Of course she was the one of the tax. After i got a phone call that my dad passed away and i said well my dad passed away. I'm dealing with this the next thing. I know darin. Neil coles they and goes is taking leave remember. She goes young adults not looking. And i'm like be doorbells delay. I have studied. I stand in in the fund. Way would let me and with my mom. And i'm like you'll what in my friend and your what and so that that of course by the time seashore rob. Everyone knew what went on. So i had about ten owner those flakes in and out checking on me making jar with okay and so that really solidifies. A good friend. I mean to get that phone call. And this is golden cry because to get that phone call and the amount of love i received that day and i'm still getting I was still getting on gathering team to help me move and it's not going to be only my step mom. It's going to be a professional moving company and it's going to be a pebble other people in bulbs but People have said to me win. If you need me to help you move all put mask on all. Come over and help you move and so to me and danielle to the best abilities. It's going to be the bulb in this move. Even know she can't physically me going to keep me sane hub is you'd be and yeah. And so that as she she knows do she knows that with all its ago because those of you who ever moved down straight. Now wait a what like. I'm doing anywhere know that it's a mess. So that more people. I have involves better because i will be leading george but i will. I need people to help. Keep me sane. And once i want to get to the other end i will be back on the contest. Mike i will I will be able to shut the door. Walk of revenue office so excited about because i as i would go in one this morning. I said well my capabilities to produce grunting have been little split. They have been a little swift due to have open for brain health. I mean my offices are the baseball so every single time by heal the flint dolphin. I I have to check into the community in my front door. And it's like okay enough enough love and i i will when i get to my new house. That one is going to be. I am now and i am going to be josie dapple. But because i so you to having opened focusing helps that with heels is i'm going to cable not the job book because when i when i'm concentrating on the scene and people bring my concentration. I john powerful foot and people know there and then the l. Daniella act the way and so i have been careful now to Not but we'll we'll say well where i landed up and i know this. It's going to be down valley. It's going to be a house with office with door. We just need what driscoll in but it's gonna be good. It's growing begun and in lost men. You guys The work of cpt won't cell. I may just do batch recording. Stick them up on in america. move. But i will. It's going to be good for you guys because you will have my undivided attention light. Now i get. I get easily distracted. So especially when concentrated and the person opens. Don't walk show been ducks me. But i i will be able to concentrate more and more once i get to the other end. Because that's i've already told they bolt look. I need office with And yeah and then all be able to produce more books and more content and then the outside on be with me all along this good ame. She's not leaving the bf of an dust. And no way and so he's going with and you may see bike. Starred is grab you guys. You may see bikes on instagram. You just never know what you're never know what you say and yes i I said to I said it triple be bowl. I need to be in central location so that people can have easy access to me. If if something were to happen when i needed access can we stuck with aldo best. My situation right now and people know this. My situation now is not only i in open full house. I have no busta offer. No bus still and And people like what you functioning. You can't drive and you functioning without a bus stop. And i said yes. I'm functioning without the bus. Stop so i want to be in a central location and making that happen but yeah. It's all good news for you guys. Because i want to close dawn nine the door to my new office. It's going to be mine. it's going to be mine and it's going to be good and And i will see what i have to do with the work of cbs. Worse comes to worse will Bad episode one day but it's it's skill l. wild and interesting next couple months and i'll get into y probably in the next episode. Noboby we get to the man but all in all. It's going to be gone all in all i. I believe this move is going good for me. And it's going to be good for you guys and the good and i dress me. Trust me when i would given the option. I said it's time and let's do it and to people. Why give the option to who. I gave it my answer to which they won't like what you wanna do. What and you wanna do it. All and like yup. It's time because Because unlike like i need to add an older with. Cpi need to be in a central allegation ninety to be In i location where people can actually come and get me on. They can call on. They can call a bus lily for me and the bus would come get me and then i can meet them on a just. Yeah but so. It's all good would just walking out Disco end and all its wayne to guys. What's going to you guys. What's going on in the next couple weeks and then will will look that way. And if worst comes to worst you guys. We can Bache-wigg hood and let us know what you guys want. Dan the and i guess that's another thing. Let us know what you want danione. I'd i discuss so was that then. That's your homework. you guys. the gal. What danielle and i should discuss. Or we have a couple episodes lined up but will always welcome back and with not being on us. We're going to let you guys go have a wonderful sunday and could we please. Please do us. Italian split between joey on amazon smart speakers and google simone speakers and just spun the peanut butter and jelly on On the things outside apple. Itunes even know apple i would still be the began within. And please please please please. Please just be kind to people with all disabilities you know and try and help them Figure out what's going on doing this. Pandemic due to the to the best of your abilities. Because i think now now that were coming back to criminal is a little bit easier. But it'd still talk to people that don't understand like dan do because of the complexities of the disabilities. So take one single moment and go check in on new. Don't need to go taken in you want to. You need to go text wonderful person. One person that you haven't text an in a while and make sure they're okay because that is my call to action you guys and i. We will see you guys next week and you guys have a great guy. All when you're listening to buy you guys grow. And i thank you for joining us by you guys.

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NPR News: 04-26-2020 1PM ET

NPR News Now

04:39 min | 1 year ago

NPR News: 04-26-2020 1PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has just wrapped up his daily briefing. It included an outline of the phases and requirements for reopening state's economy leaders worldwide are discussing. How and when to reopen and when their economies will recover as the pandemics fallout deepens. Steve Beck new reports treasury secretary. Steven Mnuchin is among the optimists. Consumer spending business investment and employment have all suffered from shutdowns order to curb the virus but MNUCHIN is hopeful. His we begin to reopen the economy in May and June. You're going to see the economy really bounce back. In July August September appearing on Fox News Sunday is counting on federal stimulus. We are putting in an unprecedented amount of fiscal relief into the economy. You're seeing trillions of dollars. Pets making its way into the economy and I think this is going to have a significant impact. The Congressional Budget Office has less optimistic for casting. Twelve percent unemployment at year's end and a five point six percent shrinkage of GDP for NPR news. I'm Steve Bucknor for the first time in six. Weeks of Corona virus lockdown kids in. Spain are being allowed out of the House today. The Spanish government says kids under fourteen can take short walks for an hour each day. If there are companied by an adult and stay close to Home Lucia Benedetti's reports many children have been kept endorsed completely for the past six weeks without access to a balcony or any kind of outdoor space. Some have been in small apartments with various family members or even stuck with an abuser child. Psychologists warned that while some children are already showing symptoms of PTSD. Many may start exhibiting mental health issues long after the crisis over. Spain has been one of the hardest hit countries by the corona virus. And it's measures are one of the strict is in Europe but the number of daily deaths in new infections is slowly decreasing causing the government to roll back its measures for NPR news. I'm Lucia Been Evie. Those in Spain separatists in southern Yemen are declaring salute rule in defiance of the Saudi backed government the BBC's Alan Johnston reports Yemen has enjoyed more than five years of war. The rebel movement has been fighting pro-government coalition but that coalition included forces in the south. That have long wanted independence for their region. Now they've made their move declaring self rule in the city of Aden so the government's Alliance has ruptured and this is bad for Saudi Arabia. It backs the government side in the civil war but the Saudi's allies now look hopelessly divided this is NPR. Britain's Prime Minister's office says Boris Johnson will return to work tomorrow after three weeks. Battling the corona virus he returns amid growing criticism over the British government's handling of the pandemic or of a year long international science expedition in the Arctic. Say they found a way to keep going despite difficulties caused by the pandemic lockdown. Npr's Rob Schmitz has their story the expedition ship. Rv polar strewn will leave its position in the High Arctic next month and break through the surrounding sea ice to rendezvous with two German vessels bringing supplies in crew replacements travel restrictions to prevent the spread of cove in nineteen made a planned resupply by air or sea from Norway Russia. Impossible the one hundred and fifty eight million dollar. Expeditions set out last September with one hundred scientists and crew from seventeen nations its goals studied the impact of global warming on the Arctic and improve scientific models used to forecast how the climate will change globally crusade. They'll have to pause several scientific measurements during the three week. Supply run but that it was preferable to abandoning the mission altogether rob Schmitz. Npr News Berlin NASA celebrating the Hubble space telescopes thirtieth anniversary in space this weekend Hubble is credited with revolutionizing modern astronomy including taking measurements of the expansion of the universe. Nasa officials predict Hubble will continue to pro- provide images of the universe for years to come. I'm Barbara Klein. Npr News in Washington support for.

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Gabe Kapler on Canceling Tuesday's Workout

Giants Splash

10:22 min | 1 year ago

Gabe Kapler on Canceling Tuesday's Workout

"Does the anticipation of another desk lunch of baby, carrots and ranch dressing. Keep you up at night. Here's a cure, extra spicy and New San Francisco Chronicle podcast by me Soleil how? Justin Phillips you can subscribe to extra spicy now on apple, spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Hi Everyone, this is John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle with the latest giant splash podcast. We've got big news. The giants have halted their workouts at Oracle. Park suspended them pending results, of Covid nineteen tests that were conducted over the weekend. Several reporters spoke with the manager gave Kappler in zoom interview, and we wanted to share his thoughts on what this does for the team's preparation for a season that may or may not be played. We're providing Kappler's answers to questions about what's next and we'll start with his opening. Comment right after the. Does the anticipation of another desk lunch of baby, carrots and ranch dressing. Keep you up at night. Here's a cure. Extra Spicy and New San Francisco Chronicle podcast by me, so Lejla and the Justin Phillips Look I. Thought I was going to have to go defend ranch wholeheartedly right now, but. I see what's happening, I'll chill. I'll be cool. Leave it for next time. You'll hear that and more slander every week. Subscribe to extra spicy now on apple, spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. For jumping on a keep keep this brief since I know you guys already have the bulk of the information, but as you know, we decided to postpone, today's worked out. Some players and pitchers in particular were able to get. A light recovery worked out in this morning. and re we do expect results at some point. testing results at some point today of from. You know in this will help us clear things up. in assuming that we're all clear. We'll pick this back up tomorrow. On our regular schedule on today's workout will just. Be handled tomorrow, and we. We really don't believe this is. GonNa hurt. Our camp or development. Just miss a day and. Nice mental blow for our players. I feel as confident today as as I did yesterday. under I understand during a long way to guard. Our Club does as well. Our players and staff included in that. I still have confidence your. I think more than anything I just maintain. The Uh for everybody. That's working really hard to get our chance. Of running, but also across the week. And all the bugs that are working harder, but Their players decision. How successes nobody nobody at the city easy and everybody's is invested, they can. Because we're dealing with with so many players. Different in varying levels of comfort or his comfort and the we. We say very close contact with our players. You know most of the anxiety is is just around Gobert in general. But I, don't they just is related anyway. Anything other than what society in general. I think the best way that expresses. that Saturday's results. The results. Saturday's tests are back. We're expecting them to be back. At some point today with with big taught. In Our We! Don't have specific number separated out. That we don't have results back from our test Saturday. A. That's why we made the decision. Look I think we're? GonNa be. Getting information. Throughout every day that helps us make more informed decisions on whenever we can I I would like us to be able to to save flexible nimble, so we can make the best decisions for that day for the group. At the same time I think whenever we can be decisive and halvard players Get. Get prepared for the next day. They WANNA dot as well and in this particular case. I think we had the ability. To recognize it, we we were GONNA say development and our champ wasn't gonNA separate anyway by being decision on behalf of our group. So what we might do different. Meet maybe nothing, but by definitely is stay flexible. Have as much information as awesome. Make the best. Out of the group. For like acknowledged that trust in communication. Is certainly important and I guess from a standpoint. Major League Baseball clubs are to make adjustments along the way. I really do believe that this is not. This is an easy problem to solve and. Anything polity. Issues are. A lot of things that we don't know and. Within that I think that. From a trust perfect is. As as an industry. Going to we're going to. Share Information Y-. And use that information to make good decisions and again like this is worth three days into our I can't. Really better. Four days from out that we are now because we're going to have more rationing. So I trust that things are gonNA. Get better run more smoothly and obviously that's true for four to be, but also. We we have to be really focused on airing for for tomorrow on. We want to get this today's schedule. Executed tomorrow and you know we're. We're looking for results back today were we gotten assurance from the League that we can expect? It will look for. Tomorrow the results from Monday's mark. We think that. A mental recovery day after three days of going fairly hard. There's a benefit to that. we also think that the physical recovery daters of benefit to that that you guys know that are south isn't going pretty hard. Weird. There's many staff members of the now. You know very spread out and getting a little bit of a recovery as well and our schedule. Is Transfer tomorrow tomorrow, so you know what we like to be able to. Utilize every day on the calendar before opening day sure would be probably building building some type of recovery during this anchored between now and opening Los Angeles. We, we definitely would and what we might do to adjust to hear that it doesn't hurt our camping. Is a time down the road. Where would've made in recovery will just use that for more intense workout. I generally feel optimistic. I share the concerns of. People in the country right now. It's kind of a scary and uncertain time. And the same time I remain optimistic that we get together. After working on a six yard aid, I know this should be as a a long list of of tasks that he's trying to complete on daily basis. Is Jobs obviously especially challenging because you know, he's managing those towns getting ready for travel. The Disney hotel is getting ready for travel in the season. He's always responding to requests, so yeah, we have A. We have a lot of understanding the being with Brad is. Dealing with. Our entire staff were. Update ever experienced. Just, thinking about this acted, there's two houses, not one to think about with with our players and our and the way. Our Locker Room is that we have staff longer than are all. Right off of our officers, and then what was once for offices now another face for for south lockers and we've got A. House and visitors allows as well. You're as we have a lot of places and faces the manage and are doubtless devoted to make sure that goes well. Yeah, we're definitely. Thanks for joining us on the giants Splash podcast Henry showman and I will provide more podcasts as we continue this journey through these uncertain times with a baseball season scheduled to begin July twenty third. Giants. Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. So long everybody. The giants splash is a production of the San Francisco Chronicle podcast. Producers King, Kaufman and Alan Johnston the theme. Song batter up was written and performed by Lauren, gold and rate East Louis. Support. The splash and all of our great journalism by signing up for a chronicle membership at SAF chronicle dot com slash pod.

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Making pizza the old-fashioned way is the lards work

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

08:06 min | 2 years ago

Making pizza the old-fashioned way is the lards work

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by torture, parody publishers of moonshot by Richard Weisman. Discover what landing a man on the moon teaches us about collaboration creativity and the mindset for success. Available in bookstores everywhere and at PR, H dot com slash moonshot. And by the Michigan economic Development Corporation, Evan Lyall of row. Shannon prizes is a big fan of Michigan as he put it the future of mobility, is going to be decided right here in the state is a planet dot com to find out why that's P. L. A. N. E T, M dot com. Reports of attacks on tankers in the Middle East. Royal oil markets today from marketplace in New York, I'm David Brancaccio. The price of crude oil spike upward today after so far unconfirmed reports of a series of explosions on or near two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Crude oil traded in Europe is up three point four percent. The prices up three percent in New York trading fifty to sixty seven a barrel at the moment. The US navy is reportedly assisting, this after saboteurs attacked four tankers last month off the coast of the United Arab Emirates the BBC's. Alan Johnston covers the Middle East. The two vessels, reportedly hit sends out SOS signals, and the crews were evacuated who might have carried out these attacks. And how is not yet clear. But this has happened in shipping lanes that carry a significant amount of the world's oil supplies. And at a time of high tension in the region. The US. Recently tightened its sanctions on Iran and reinforced its military in the Gulf after four tankers in the area were damaged in sabotage operations last month. The Americans blamed Iran anelle suspected, the Iranians are also behind these latest attacks Iran denied involvement in those let us do the numbers, the footsie index in London. The key stock index there is up two tenths of a percent. The Dax in Germany of five tenths percent after dropping sharply. The day before Hong Kong's, Hang Seng index fell just slightly overnight amid the protests there. Japan's Nikkei fell five tenths percent here. Dow SNP NASDAQ futures are up in the case of the Dow and the s&p futures up three tenths of one percent. The ten year treasury yield down two point one two percent. Now, more ways for you to live like a Roman emperor with anything in need at your Beck, and call the other day, we reported on WalMart's coming system, where people deliver groceries all the way to the inside of your refrigerator using smart locks on your door and live streaming body cams. Now, there's word target is expanding same day shipping service to better compete with WalMart and Amazon and Uber. Eats is testing meal delivery via airborne drone in San Diego. The US federal deficit has grown thirty nine percent in the first eight months of this budget year. Yes, during an economic boom, the latest monthly report from the treasury department says the US spent almost seven hundred forty billion dollars more money than it took in from October to may. Marketplace's Ben Bradford reports good economic times. Typically mean shrinking deficits benefit payments, like unemployment go down people. Make more money. So the government gets more in taxes. Not this time, it's not just unusual. It's unprecedented. More gold wine at the. Eighty for responsible federal budget, a non-partisan think tank, only really one year in our history in Vietnam, has the United States ever had growing deficits like this at the same time of the economy was also growing at its potential tax cuts in two thousand seventeen mean government revenue hasn't kept pace with economic growth, while so security Medicare and defense. Spending vulgar, on up George Washington University's in winer worked at the treasury department in the ninety s she thinks there's been a philosophical change all the theme was let's not just spend much more than we bring in that concept is now completely gone. There is one policy change that is bringing in more revenue trade tariffs from imports generated forty five billion dollars. I'm Ben Bradford for marketplace. Now when Beebe and tee of Charlotte and SunTrust of Atlanta announced their big merger this spring. They said they would rename the resulting Bank, but at the time they had not come up with a name. So I asked marketplace listeners to suggest something we got some great suggestions from you. But I'd say the winner was check this out b b in the sunshine Bank. Well, they've chosen to ignore this fine suggestion. There's news now that BBN t plus SunTrust this regional heavyweight with four hundred fifty billion dollars in assets will be named truest as in the superlative of true. Now, we just have to work on the new logo yet to be revealed. In our recent series rains in losses we explored aging and vulnerability to financial scam and what you and your loved ones can do about it. This is the kind of important in depth reporting that matters to you and to all of us marketplace. Your donations or what keeps it going. Please give today at marketplace dot org. And thank you. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by indeed. When it comes to hiring, you don't have time to waste you need help. Getting your shortlist qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions than zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard. And when you need to hire fast, accelerate your results with sponsored jobs. New users can try for free at indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. Terms, conditions, and quality standards apply. My grandpa Tony from near Naples, took a lot of things seriously including pizza. He'd mainly make it himself in a rectangular pan. Or there was this one place in New York's Coney Island that was up to his standards still there tones beats and utterly done. Well, my grandfather's high stanzas for pizza were imported John Lawrenson reports from Naples. Genera Luchino making the same kind of pizza that was made right here in the pizzeria in seventeen thirty eight snapping at around. Arent the didn't use tomatoes back then, the first pizzas with, with oil cheese basil and laud now. So Ping's can also include Capers and lemon zest. White lot flipping down. You never name nosed about it. It locked what we use more water and less east. So our pizzas are moist much. We leave the dough to rise for twenty four hours and cook it quickly and a very hot wood fired oven. Regional at peace. It consulting up on a hill above Maples pizza professor, Enzo coach. He's giving the clause on pizza shoveled technique five, gene. La LA, Mikhail. Leoni has come here from the Netherlands, he hopes to open a pizzeria back home and his paying thirty two hundred dollars for a month long coups. We came across this school, and they're, it's like the traditional oven, the real traditional baton, like okay for you. Learn to make beats I we want to learn the traditional way to make pizza. So that's why we came here. There are now full pizza schools in Naples and countless cooking courses that starts at nine hundred dollars for now on Klaus coach if he doesn't think the world has figured out how to make proper pizza by now. It's no Bradley, I meant Vishal funneling past. Heat. So when I travel see mistakes, and I've come across some truly horrible things people who cook pizza with coal or abandon it in the oven for. I don't know how long or cook it on the barbecue. And if you want to try pizza made the old-fashioned Neha, put some way, it lonely, set you back about Tim bucks in Naples, Italy. I'm John Robertson from place. I don't know. I've done the barbecue. I'm David Brancaccio with the marketplace morning report from APM American public media.

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A $50 billion plan to help tackle global vaccine inequality

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

08:40 min | 2 weeks ago

A $50 billion plan to help tackle global vaccine inequality

"This marketplace podcast is supported by equifax the world's digital infrastructure company looking for the choice and control of hardware with the low overhead and developer experience of the cloud deploy x. metal in minutes across eighteen global locations from silicon valley to sydney. Just add metal. At metal dot equinox dot com this marketplace podcast is supported by out systems the application platform that enables every company to innovate through software out. Systems accelerates the development of business critical cloud applications build the difference without systems for more information visit out systems dot com slash action a dangerous gap between rich and poor nations on covid. Nineteen vaccines threatens. A permanent global economic recovery live from london. This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc world service. I'm victoria craig. good morning. That warning is splashed across newspapers. All around the world this morning and comes from the leaders of the world bank. The international monetary fund the world health and the world trade organizations. They say while impressive progress has been made on the vaccine front for countries like the us and the uk. Many in developing nations still have not received their first vaccines. The leaders warned a two track pandemic developing leaving deadly variants to emerge and then ricochet across the planet. The stephen ryan explains what those leaders propose to tackle the problem victoria. They're proposing three things firstly a faster. Ruler of vaccines with further investment to the current goal of inoculating thirty percent of people in all countries this year could be increased to forty percent and at least sixty percent in the first half of next year. You know right now. They're worried because low income countries account for less than one percent of all vaccines administered. Second they want to ramp vaccine. Production by at least billion doses. And thirdly the need to boost testing and tracing for covert and things like oxygen supplies we've seen major shortages in countries like india. So the cost. That's estimated to be around fifty billion dollars but they point out it would save lives reduce infection and generate nine trillion dollars in global output by twenty twenty five. Now this all comes as g. Seven finance and health ministers are meeting here in england. This week that's right. Health ministers are set to meet an oxford university on thursday and friday this week. Their finance colleagues. Meanwhile will start the weekend here in london on friday with meetings running through saturday. And i expect to me thinking about this letter from the world bank. Imf the world trade organization and the who calling for much of the next phase of pandemic investment to be up front so more proactive with approved vaccine donations and precautionary investments. Rather than a wait and see approach. Then all eyes will be on the full g seven summit which prime minister boris johnson will host in cornwall southwest of england and kicked off on friday. June the eleventh. The bbc stephen ryan. Thanks for your time. Thank you well. India is one of those countries struggling to procure enough vaccines for its one point. Three billion people that's as it continues to battle a devastating second wave fresh data. This week showed the economic toll. The pandemic has taken the country registered. A seven point three percent contraction for the year ended march. The bbc's nicole andrew then explains how that's affected india's once burgeoning middle-class finishing up the last orders before he draws the shutters on a tailoring workshop mumbai the city that gave muhammed harlem his fortune is also the city that snatched it away from him his once flourishing business ravished by the pandemic after seven years. He's had no choice but to head back to the village. There are no odorless coming in. My six employees went back to the village. After the lockdown was announced. People who own me money haven't been able to pay me back. And so i mean even have to sell my machines to pay off my own debts in the village. His dream home is only half built. He has no money to complete it. Mama will now take manual labor to support his large family like him. The pandemic has pushed a third of india's middle class population about thirty two million people. According to pew research back into poverty setting back at least half a decade of economic gains many are tipping into their precious savings to stay flawed while others invented into spiral of dead says with them hungary a professor and economist based in the city janai many families had to resort to liquidating life governor who made temporary income shortfall. This is very unfortunate of course because it has left. Their families were able for future cases shrinking middle class. That's badly cash-strapped isn't good. News for business gonna manages this mobile shop in buni besides intermittent lockdowns. He's dealing with another challenge and increasingly thrifty. Consumer business is down eighty percent. People are pushing purchases. And when they are buying is cheaper to gadgets. We are selling very few high informs. None of this bodes well for an economic revival in asia's third largest economy where sixty percent of gdp is dependent on consumption without government support. That fragile engine growth is very much under threat in meerut india. I'm the bbc's nikola narmada for marketplace to lebanon now where the world bank in a new report this morning warns the impact of a worsening economic crisis could soon turn catastrophic. It says there's no end in sight to what may be one of the worst financial collapses the world has seen in nearly two hundred years. The bbc's alan. Johnston has more on that. The wool buying says lebanon is sinking. Going through maybe be one of the worst economic collapses seen anywhere in nearly two hundred years. It's likely that more than half. The population now lives below the poverty. Line lebanon's difficulties are the result of decades of corruption than bad government. They'd been compounded by the impact of the corona virus and a massive explosion devastated central. Beirut lost year the bbc's ellen johnston reporting there checking the numbers now. Global are mostly higher that says investors. Bet that as economies continue to recover from the pandemic opec and its allies will ratify a deal later today to increase output next month that sending oil prices up between one point four and one point eight percent. Us crude is at its highest level in two and a half years. Meanwhile shares of kraft heinz are slightly higher in us pre market trade. The american based food and beverage giant's that it's investing nearly two hundred million dollars in a food manufacturing facility here in england. It's the company's biggest factory expansion outside the us in more than twenty years as the bbc's coletta. Smith explains the kit. Green plants on the outskirts of wigan is ready europe's largest food manufacturing sites. Now we'll start making sources to as well as continuing to make soup pastor and baked beans heinz which is the most widely sold brands of ketchup. Globally was last made in the uk. More than twenty years ago but since the pandemic the company says they've seen an increase in demand. Small packets of sauce often accompany delivery orders and have effectively replaced the bottles cats on restaurant tables. The company say the plan could create up to fifty new full-time jobs but is still subject to approval in the us later in the year. I'm the bbc's coletta smith for marketplace and in london. 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Hong Kong hospital workers call for border with China to be closed to halt spread of new coronavirus

Global News Podcast

25:25 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong hospital workers call for border with China to be closed to halt spread of new coronavirus

"This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Valerie Sanderson and in the early ours of Sunday. The second of February these are our main in stories. The Corona virus crisis puts more pressure on China as medical staff in neighboring Hong Kong threatened to strike unless the border is shot. The Arab League angrily rejects President. Trump's Middle East peace plan south. African police have made dozens of arrests. After dispute between illegal illegal miners left nine people dead. Also in this podcast was the death composer. Beethoven able to hear his final awesome. Funny after all. We begin with the latest on efforts to tackle the new corona virus. Has We record this podcast. The disease is known to have killed two hundred ninety. Four people in China and more and more countries are imposing travel restrictions actions on people who've recently been there now thousands of hospital workers in Hong Kong a calling for the border with China to be sealed to try to stem the spread of the disease. He's if that doesn't happen they're threatening to strike. I've unlock is an official of the union behind the strike call. The whole action strike is is to be fenced album because the government do not do the right thing to rent out beck and also why what we the anywhere not requesting for Democracy at this moment our Asia Pacific editor. Michael Bristow told me more about the medical workers coal well. They're demanding. Is that the Hong Kong authorities close the toiletries border with China. They say that's the best way to stop the virus spreading from mainland China where most cases. AC's out the moment and coming into Hong Kong. Were the moment. They have only thirteen cases. The reason they're doing this so is quite long island just fifteen fifteen sixteen years ago. The SARS outbreak really affected Hong Kong. Very badly about three hundred people died that we'd something similar will happen again. Even though the World Health Organization says don't close borders even though the WHO said exactly that in fact on Friday Hong Kong's Carrie Lam came out and said she wouldn't enclosed borders because of that reason she said the World Health Organization says we should keep borders open then people will cross few official points we can monitor and check their health. Stop the spread of the disease. That way if you close the borders people might try to get round them coming anyway you have nowhere monitoring those people at his this nurses and doctors as well as anyone who works in the hospitals. It is at the moment only about ten percent of doctors nurses and other. Oh the staff who work in hospitals said that they will join the strike but this does include several hundred doctors and several thousand nurses what the strike is planned to do at it. I is nonessential staff will begin. If the government continues to refuse to close the border then doctors and nurses more frontline staff for joining an and at that point they were loony off a very limited emergency services in Hong Kong and so they've essentially reserve the right to increase their action if the authorities refused to listen to their demands. Is there any connection to the pro democracy movement to this action. Because we've seen months of unrest in Hong Kong between activists and the authorities orestes. I don't think so really. I think it's mainly looking back to size in the effect on Hong Kong which is motivating people to take this action. But I certainly think is an indication. Haitian that their work is in Hong Kong people in Hong Kong of feel emboldened to take action to speak out and to go on strike if you think the authorities and not doing what they ought to be doing so really all feeds into this general atmosphere that Hong Kong is a place where individuals feel they have a right to take action against the government. Michael Bristow the secretary. General of the Arab League has condemned president. Trump's Middle East peace. Plan saying it would subject the Palestinians to permanent Israeli occupation. I Made I bought gate was addressing an emergency meeting of the League Call to discuss the American initiative which was unveiled on Tuesday At least analyst Alan Johnston reports Mr Bill Gates said President. Trump's plan would create a situation close to apartheid in which Palestinians would be second in class citizens. This he said would never bring peace instead. It would lead to decades of dispute. The Palestinian President Mahmoud Bass also addressed the meeting in Cairo he delivered a scathing assessment of every element of the American plan. It envisages granting the Palestinians limited sovereignty in pockets of territory. Well giving Israel control of Jerusalem. The Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the occupied occupied West Bank. The Israeli leadership has enthusiastically embraced the plan. The President Abasse reiterated that he wanted none none of it. I wanted to accept this solution. I won't have it written in my history or my country's history that I've sold Jerusalem. THE THE ARAB LEAGUE MEETING ENDED WITH STATEMENT REJECTING MR TRUMP's plan describing. It is unfair to the Palestinians. Mr Bass will now go on trying trying to build support for his position elsewhere in the international community the US and Israel will condemn this effort. They'll cost Mr Basu awesome rejecting the last best offer of something like a state that his people will ever get Alan. Johnston South African police have made dozens of arrests. After dispute between illegal miners left nine people dead grant Ferret reports on the background. The violence illegal mining is the growing problem in South Africa and violence within the sector is right but the discovery of the bodies on the streets of Matola Ville a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Friday provides a shocking reminder of the severity of the problem the illegal miners known in South Africa. Osama's or those who try their luck were beaten to death with stones one survivor suffered serious injuries. Police described it as a barbaric crime. The exact cause of the killings is unclear but they it took place shortly after police had carried out raids in the area. All those who died and the eighty seven people who were held for questioning from neighboring La- SUTU which has is one of the highest official rates of unemployment in the world. The miners working dangerous unregulated conditions often in abandoned shafts around Johannesburg usually for gold much which ends up Dubai but in recent years this illegal industry has spread across the country and now involves other minerals including diamonds mints as well as cold and as the sector grows. There's increasing evidence of the involvement of criminal gangs linked to people smuggling and extortion. The the South African government believes the bombers not only endangering their own lives but also costing the country hundreds of millions of dollars in lost production and tax revenue grant ferret. The Los Angeles Lakers basketball team paid tribute to its former superstar. Kobe Bryant on Friday night in the first game since Bryant's helicopter crashed a week ago. Killing him and eight others including his young daughter Riley costs reports Friday night in the House that Koby built thousands of fans and his basketball family pay tribute to the Lakers superstar at center court. A cellist On the jumbotron overhead the names of the nine people killed in the crash including Bryant's thirteen year old daughter gee-gee at the time please. He's joining the Los Angeles Lakers the Portland Trailblazers and the entire Global Basketball Family and twenty four point two second moment of silence off our twenty four points to twenty four is the last number. Koby war is a Laker two in the number G G war on her basketball jerseys. Two seats at center court were left open in remembrance draped in those jerseys and laid with flowers flowers outside the arena as they have for nearly a week fans gathered at the memorial growing near the entrance. I was surprised to see. See how much it affected me as soon as I got here and saw these makeshift morals. I've been watching him for twenty years since he came into the League and I just love him. I just WanNa thank him for everything has done for us here in La. Kobe was a real symbol. You know of this hard work and dedication really put in your all into your passions using your craft. I think a lot of us you know able to kind of connect the him in that sense. That sentiment was echoed by Lakers. Forward Lebron James foregoing some prepared remarks for a heartfelt speech instead. The one thing that we always shared is that determination just WanNa win. I just WanNa be great an effect that I'm here. Now tell me so much to me. I WANNA continue along with teammate to continue his legacy not only for this year. Where as long as we play the game of basketball and we love because that's what we'll walk? Kobe Bryant Mamba out but in the words of us now forgotten live on brother. Lebron James ending that report from Riley Carlson the still to come in this podcast. After brexit the dilemma for the British Libyan France would overcome French. England is my uh-huh Britain's my home but to stay here. I would the Australian capital. Canberra is the latest to city to be threatened by the wildfires that have been raging in the country for months the emergency services chief there has warned that bushfires burning in a national park for the past week may spread to populated areas south of the city. The fires have now burned through forty five thousand hectares or fifteen percent sent the entire Canberra area and the official says residents of the southern suburbs might need to evacuate their homes. The Australian capital territories. Emergency Emergency Controller. Georgina Whelan said the fires are incredibly fierce. The issue we have with the fire activity. Is that the fire itself is generating. Its own where the pattern and that combined with the wind direction is what is driving that intensity in the farm. Consequently we've had to withdraw are fighting if it's direct firefighting efforts which is why aerial aerial attack is what will be undertaking. Nick Miles spoke to our correspondent in Canberra Shaimaa Khalil. We are in the southern suburbs of Cambrai. I'm in the suburb of banks. And it's just overlooking while I'm speaking to you. I'm actually looking opposite. And watching the fire in the Mudgee National Park blaze through it has been downgraded now to watch an act as opposed to emergency but it still going. It's been going for a week now and people have been told to watch closely closely for a change in the fire behavior. There told the fire still active. And of course you've got the combination of sweltering heat. I mean today was really really hot. The Winter Lynch picking up and tinder dry landscape and that really is how things could get worse. I think one of the big issues as well is the embers because they jumped ahead way ahead of the actual fire front and they caused their own blazes. We understand right now. That embers from this fire have jumped. I'm to cross the border if you will the state border and started spot. Fires in towns in New South Wales and these fires are burning at an emergency level. That's how fluid the situation situation as and that's why people are being told to watch carefully earlier. We were being told that the fire had actually jumped across a big motorway and the people were being advised. Vise actually not to leave there but it was too late to do that. They'll be advised to hunker down. That tried that motorway is the main highway. It's the Minero highway. And this is the highway that links the southern suburbs and the ruler air is to Cambra a large portion of that has been closed because of these fires that are burning at an emergency level. Some people have left but those who haven't decided to stay and defend their homes have been told that they should not get on the highway. Now that it's too dangerous and that they should stay in their homes and take shelter in a solid structure. That emergency situation is still ongoing. The FAR chief Shane fitzsimmons have been saying that. It's going going to be a difficult few hours for them to contain again. It's it's the problem you know. The firefighters the people the residents are at the mercy of things that we can control. Which is the wind? The the heat and the drought. And that's what's been happening in New South Wales at the moment the other concern if you will is the fact that if these fires grow they can merge into Mega Blazers. That hasn't happened yet. And that's what the firefighters are trying to stomp Shaima Khalil. Talking to Nick Miles the Maldives have rejoined the Commonwealth. After a gap of four years. The move makes the scf Asian island nation the fifty four member of the Commonwealth Political Association of Member States. What's most of them former territories of the British empire? Literally Smith reports the Maldives I joined the Commonwealth in one thousand nine hundred eighty two seventeen years after gaining independence from Britain but in two thousand sixteen a quit of being threatened with suspension over. Its poor record on human rights and democratic reform its then president vintage to liamine stood accused of crackdown on political rivals. The courts and the media but in a shock result just two years later he was replaced by Ibrahim Muhammad solely a pro-democracy campaigner pledging change of the years of political turmoil. And promising to make the molds Commonwealth nation once again unless that's Rene Smith with the UK not officially out of the European Union on eleven month period of transition is underway to hammer out the details of the future future relationship between Britain and the twenty seven remaining members of the continental club. The French President Emmanuel Macron has written an open letter published in the British newspaper The Times expressing his sadness at the UK's departure but also extolling the unrivaled ties between the two countries is our Europe. Regional editor might Sandra's president mackerels letter is evidence of the soul searching among European leaders about how they could have let brexit happened. Mr. Macron says national leaders often tended to blame the EU for their own failings but admits that the EU is not seen as effective or protective enough and too distant from daily realities. He acknowledges is a feeling in Britain. That France was tough. In negotiations insists it was not out of bureaucratic inflexibility. But to defend the very foundations of Europe including the single market it. He warns that if Britain wants easy access it has to stick close to a U rules. Meanwhile in new figures from France suggests that the number of British people owning property property there has fallen since the brexit referendum in two thousand sixteen but in some pockets of the country estate agents have reported a brexit boost with British buyers in a race to find a home. There are Paris correspondent Lizzie Williamson has been to the China of Ma in the Dordogne Karen Web. Her husband Howard came to Europe to find a lifestyle they say Britain has lost the KENNELS. They run in the Dodon have been a home for them and their twelve year old daughter Emma since April they feel British more than European they say but are determined to stay on this side of if the channel after Brexit. Whatever it takes I become French? England is my home my but to stay here. I would doc on British but live here come a better life my door so I would you know become friendship. Yes of Tina World Cup. It's quite a change for a couple. Who Back in twenty sixteen voted to leave the EU doesn't even with the flow? And you think what do you hear on the news and think. Oh yeah now we need to leave and maybe it make Britain a better come if I say threes time. Suddenly Brexit is going to happen. Fool the guy still think leave is could be beneficial for my personal thing. I still want to be part of your the family live near the town of ma in the toy was seventeen. percent of the population is British. You hear plenty of English spoken in the market here. There's even a weekly efficient chip van. I've not had a single client who said to me. I I want a house and Martin go back to the UK because of Brexit. Not One Terry Simpson owns nine estate agents in the region more British buyers now seem to be opting for smaller properties in order to keep a foothold in the UK and across France as a whole the British share of the housing market has shrunk. But after after an initial dip in interest Terry says here in the British heartland of France brexit has been good for business. As Time's gone on I think people have become the use to it or frustrated. They're all they've actually bought despite it they. Lots of people have tried to the deadlines around Brexit. So last year was the busy issue. We've ever had the feeling. Yes yes we depart has just moved here from Scotland at the age of eighty to be close to her daughter Joanne. She's just bought a small house in picture. That will go up there. Planning were to hang her. Paintings is the easy part planning planning for healthcare and residency rights is much harder as Britain still has to negotiate the detail of its relationship with the EU once the transition period red ends. I asked Joanne if the family had a plan. B There's no way that we would go home if France didn't want us we. We would look for another European country to go to. I voted to remain. I love free travel and I feel sorry that that's being being taken away but we'll make best out there. It's got some pot. T freeness shows me plans for the Garden Gordon and says she hasn't yet met the people next door. President Macron is fond of saying that the British will always be neighbors fritos new life a reminder under that here in anglo-french relations don't only take place across the channel but across a garden wall. DC Williamson in France. What's the next big international? Climate Conference is only ten months away and this time it will be held in Britain but the preparations for the UN Summit Summit in Glasgow have suffered a setback with the sacking of the woman in charge. Claire Perry O.`Neil. She'd accused the British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson of not having any serious discussion about the mission. Now she's being replaced by a member of Mister Johnson's cabinet. Our environment correspondent Roger. Harrabin reports officials was attending the Glasgow. Climate Summit will be under enormous pressure from scientists to governments into tougher targets for cutting the emissions that are overheating. The planet are the the previous major climate summit in Paris in two thousand fifteen. The French pulled off an extraordinary feat getting governments to agree that the world shouldn't ideally be allowed to warm by more than one and a half degrees that the UK began preparations relatively late and with fewer people. As Boris Johnson had called the posts of many climate John Bassett is when he was foreign secretary also the UK doesn't have the support of the US. President is time that is crucial as a result. Mrs O'Neil said the Glasgow Conference should concentrate. Its focus on different potentially deliverable schemes such as persuading major industrial sectors to agree emissions limits. She brought in consultants to advise her and ramped up pressure on the team. That's writing the summit agenda and she became increasingly frustrated with the role of the prime minister. Who Promised Mr Chair a cabinet subcommittee meeting but hasn't actually got ran to cooling? That meeting. Mary cray former chair of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee said she was deeply concerned about Mris. O'Neal's second my grave concern on the concerns of the climate community. Is that all environmental pledges. Standards Commitment are being traded away in order to secure that free trade deal with Donald Trump. USA Downing Street is said. Lots of work's been done on the summit and the conference would be a big success. Roger Harrabin there will be celebrations throughout this year to Bark The two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the the birth of the German composer. Ludwig van Beethoven one thing. Everyone knows or thinks they know about Beethoven is that he composed some of music's greatest masterpieces masterpieces while being completely deaf but now an eminent historian. Ted Albrecht professor of ethnomusicology at Kent State University. versity in Ohio in the United States says Beethoven may still have some hearing. He says. New evidence suggests that people's assumptions could be role as people observed him later in life. They observe two composer. That didn't seem to hear everything and so they assumed that he was profoundly deaf stone deaf whatever at the time but in fact he could still hear them at least a little bit Almost until he died in eighteen eighteen. He had gotten sufficiently death that his friends when they were out in the public had to shout at him and in order not to embarrass him. Or to make a Ruckus in a restaurant that sort of thing. He began to carry around blank books. These are the conversation books and by the time he died there probably about two hundred of them that were filled and of those two hundred one hundred thirty nine survive today. There are all sorts of accounts of his actually hearing. It's most of us. I have never read them before. And there's also accounts in the books themselves. There's an account where he tells somebody because I did not use ear trumpet. I've preserve if the hearing in my left ear in the case of Inherent Symphony. Beethoven leaves his apartment to drive to the first I performance of his Ninth Symphony on May seventh eighteen twenty four in the evening the last entry in the conversation books before he leaves leaves is probably about six o'clock at night. And then we don't get any more conversational and trees with the exception of one until they get home that night and so forth that period for probably five hours. Beethoven was speaking speaking to everyone who was around him and they were speaking to him. The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven of course and that was Ted Albrecht Beethoven Historian and professor of ethnomusicology at at Kent State University in Ohio. And that's it from us for now but they'll be an updated version of the global news podcast later. If you want to comment on this podcast or the topics covered in it. You can send an email. The address is global podcast at BBC DOT CO DOT UK. I'm buttery Saunderson until next time bye-bye.

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Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 05/04/20

Coffee House Shots

10:44 min | 1 year ago

Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 05/04/20

"Hello welcome to coffee. House shops spectators daily politics. Podcast I'm about Hartman. And this is the Sunday roundup once again. Health Secretary Matt. Hancock was tasked with doing the rounds of the television series. Provide updates on the government's corona virus strategy concerns have been mounting that the government has not made enough provision for testing people for the virus especially NHS staff safety rates all time coke. If the government's talk is realistic. Just WanNa ask about that testing because many people say that that is one of the Clearest ways out of the lockdown you've course of settlers aim to reach a hundred thousand tests today by the Vapor. But if you just look at the figures the minute around ten thousand tests have been carrying out a day just eleven days ago. Boris Johnson said that we'd have two hundred and fifty thousand test today hopefully very soon. We're still stuck around ten thousand. I mean the numbers sound great. You WanNa believe them on this record. Is that actually achievable yes? It's going to be hard. I ended some a and it's going to require an awful lot of people to put their shoulders to the wheel in the life sciences industry across the NHS and supported by the the work that public health England has been doing brilliantly on expanding testing. We set a goal of ten thousand tests today by the end of March. And we hit that goal We the end of February we only had we had under two thousand tests today so we are on a very rapid ramp-up but we clearly need to see that. Go further we have inquired as to the condition of Boris Johnson who still suffer isolating in his Downing Street flat with symptoms of the disease. Now both view on the prime minister test positive for covered. Nineteen your out about doing press conferences. Fees borstal still in southwest elation with a temperature. Just how ill is the prime minister? Or He's okay. I've been talking to Everyday offered several times a day throughout this Throughout the time that both of us were off And so he's very much got his hand on the Tele. He's but he's still gonNA a temperature in a way it shows you know. This virus affects different people differently. I was lucky I had to pretty Rough days and then I bounce back And some people do get pretty mildly and then for others. It's very very serious. And the prime minister is not at that end of the spectrum He's He he's he's working away inside Downing Street. But he's protecting others by making sure that he too follows the the clear public health advice which is to which is to self isolate. If you've got symptoms controversy has arisen off to significant numbers of people were found to be sunbathing in parks over the weekend. And tomorrow's tank. Okay this meant the government will be thinking about. Toughness looked measures further. If you go for a run or walk and you want to sit down for five minutes by yourself. Why is that role? And the reason is this that we've said it's okay to go for exercise because both the physical and mental health benefits of getting. Some exercise are really important. I didn't want to have to take away exercise as a reason to leave home because people are people are too many people are not following the rules. At the moment the vast majority of people are but people should not break the rules because that will mean that the virus spreads more and we then might have to take further action. And for instance asks you if I may the further action because other countries have taken further action. Italy has for instance in effect banned jogging and Cycling Francaise Setup Police Checkpoints on roads and stop people crossing those. Those are the kinds of things that you might have to look at if not enough. People follow restrictions. Well this example of exercise is a really important one because we said because of the positive benefits your physical and your mental health that it's okay to exercise on your own or with members of your own household but if the result of that is that too many people go out and flout the other rules because they say well if I can exercise then. It's fine for me to do other things then. I'm afraid we will have to take action. I don't want to take that action. Of course iphone but we have already demonstrated that we are prepared to take the action. That's necessary to get this virus under control so my message is really clear if you don't want to have to take the step to. Bam Exercise of all forms outside of your own home. Then you've got to follow the rules. And the vast majority of people are following the rules and let's not have a minority spoiling it for everybody now also held the first major TV interview with Circus Dhamma since his elections Labour leader yesterday. Stomas OUT HOW? He planned to go on as leader of the opposition during the current crisis. Getting the balance right. It's important here. We got to be constructive. We've got to pull together support the government where it's right to do so but those difficult questions matters you can see that when the difficult questions were asked on testing things began to move same thing with equipment on the front line so scrutiny is important here because if scrutiny points out mistakes that can then be put right. It's achieved a very important thing going forward. Not opposition proposition. Say I'm not going to school party political points and a won't demand the impossible which is very easy to do in a time starved. Also height one of his priorities in reforming the Labor Party. You said that where we have to rethink. We will re thing. We have to change. We will have to change. Give me some examples where you're going to rethink can change. Well the first example our approach to the Jewish communities so the first thing to take that he's not by the roots volume practice that me under the first thing I did in my acceptance speech. My first opportunity as lead Labor Party was to apologize on behalf of the Labor Party now. I didn't do that to win votes. I did that because it was a value statement a matter of principle and then I spent yesterday afternoon making a number of reaching out to leaders in the Jewish community to demonstrate that I want to rebuild the trust. That we have to rebuild. It's going to be a long road. It's GonNa take a lot of hard work but I hope I put in at least the first steps yesterday and how we judge whether you've been successful only will judge it by the return of Jewish members to our Party when Louise Ellman left our party. I had a discussion with her two days later and I said to her the test for me of whether we've dealt with this in the Labor Party is when people like you Louise feel it. You can come back to our Party so I will judge it not in numbers but do people feel comfortable coming back to our Party and other people who felt they can't support so that will be my test epidemiologist professor Neil Ferguson provided some potentially good news in the fight against the Korean virus. I said yes today and I stay stunned by that. We think this epidemic in the UK will plateau in the next week to ten days. What's critically important? Then is how quickly case numbers go down to. Do we see kind of long flat peak or do we hope see much faster decline and that really depends on how effective the current measures are so sounds like at the moment you expect the peak to arrive around Easter Sunday? We're not at the level of being able to predict to the nearest day when the peak arrive so I would say in the next seven to ten days it will be better. News derives before then and finally the former Secretary Alan. Johnston told Sophie which kissed on ought to do about the left wing. Momentum Group now. He is in charge. Momentum is an organization devoted to internecine warfare. We heard from them yesterday. What what did they didn't congratulate. Kia. Here's Tom. They didn't say anything useful will be watching him on his back all the time. I'm afraid there's no sign that they buried the weapons of dedicated themselves to unity so he has to show that what's happened to us including Anti Semitism which came in with these far-left insurgence into our party. During Twenty fifteen that we cleanse ourselves all does that stop has the right people around him and we return to being a party. They're full of whatever social class in whatever part of the country pursuing our objectives of theoretical publicy in greater equality. I'm pretty clear that you're I found momentum all communism widely but how do you think history will judge Jeremy Cubans leadership at the like Monty also dreadful? He's incapable leadership now. You've got a leader who is capable of leadership and we'll be seeing him leave but this whole concept of leadership is a problem for for the far left do not believe that everything should be from the grassroots which means a few activists pulling the strings. Everything is ideologically motivated. And we'll hear a big litany of of wind everything coping did was right will hear that almost went down the wrong person at one that leadership election it would have been the end of the Labor Party. Now we've got a chance we buddy Johnson and it depends an awful lot on kissed his leadership that so for this week. I'm is about hope in this. Podcast was produced by Maddie Taylor that forget to subscribe to the coffeehouse shops focused on the it store and we also have a special offer. This month spectator becomes the first magazine in history to publish a ten thousandth issue. 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Evacuation of foreigners from virus-hit China

Global News Podcast

30:39 min | 1 year ago

Evacuation of foreigners from virus-hit China

"Hello this is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service with reports and analysis from across the world the latest news seven days a week BBC World Service Service. PODCASTS are supported by advertising. This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service Nick Miles fourteen hours. GMT on Wednesday. The twenty ninth January. These are main stories. Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Wuhan. The Chinese city at the center of the Corona virus outbreak. Australia plans to coronate. It's returning citizens on a remote island. The Syrian army says it's recaptured the town of moderate Alma of bastion resistance in the rebel-held province. VID Live five former. Police officers are being questioned in Russia about the arrest of journalist on trumped up charges it also in this podcast after the trump Middle East peace plan is rejected by Palestinians. We look at where the leadership goes now and so driving. Across eight hundred miles of featureless Antarctic ice and transporting six hundred fifty tonnes of cargo to this site is the tremendous operation. The challenges of carrying out climate change research at the bottom of the world. The skyways always over. China will be far less busy in the coming days and weeks. Several major airlines including British Airways and Indonesia's liner say they're gonNA stop own flights in and out of China because of the corona virus outbreak. There are now suspected cases in all of the countries regions. Meanwhile six days into the lockdown. DOC down the city of Wuhan for Chinese nationals. It seems rules are more lax for foreigners. They're allowed out and now the first wave of chartered evacuation Asian. Flights has left China for the United States and earlier for Japan. This is one of the two hundred or so Japanese citizens just after their ride in Tokyo. On including mccune. Ju I was very worried because the situation changed very rapidly for new honestly. I'm quite relieved that they put us home. Swiftly with the chartered plane. Ruben Brandt is our correspondent in Shanghai the Americans have been taken out as well in the UK is arranging a flight. That I think sheduled to leave Wuhan Thursday morning early early and fly directly to London where we've learned that the UK government plans to quarantine the people on that plane possibly its military base for a fourteen day period. That's not dissimilar similar to measures that. Australians are putting in place they intend to take some six hundred of our citizens to Christmas Island which is twelve hundred kilometers also the Australian mainland and quarantine eighteen them. They're so pretty swift action by foreign governments if some foreign airlines including British Airways which has sometimes two daily flights to Shanghai where I'm talking to you from Beijing. Yeah well they've been suspended with immediate effect I it seems one rule for foreign nationals in another Roofer for Chinese nationals What is the latest from Wuhan about the conditions for for people living in Wuhan around that? Look I think there's a diplomatic reason for this. The Chinese government. It doesn't want to be seen to be imprisoning foreign nationals. Who Do want to leave? Because anyone who is in Wuhan whether you're Chinese or not Chinese and you kind of present sent symptoms which may be closely into corona vars than you would be seeking help anyway so that's the situation in terms of the treatment of people but as you say Wuhan this city of some ten a million people as effectively being cut off from the rest of China is extremely difficult to get in and out now and what we're seeing some enforced quarantine by the officials there but also so in a much larger scale and this is beyond. Hannah's well we're going to self quarantine that's going on people. Staying in the house is not going out. There isn't a willingness to be out in public mixing with large groups of people. I'm even seeing on a much lower level here in Shanghai which day one thousand kilometers away from Wuhan. There aren't many people around. It's a quiet time of year because the Chinese Chinese New Year festival anyway. They're far fewer people on the streets than you'd expect. We're seeing shortage of things. Like mosques disinfectant. Those kinds of things Robin Brent and as countries move their citizens out of harm's way Australia has gone a step further revealing plans to establish the First Major Quarantine Joan on Christmas Christmas Island as an Indian Ocean. Territory some two thousand kilometers northwest of Australia. An estimated six hundred returning citizens GonNa live there for the two weeks before they're allowed to step foot on home soil as the BBC's Sydney correspondent Shawna Khalil explains when Prime Minister announced that the evacuees are potentially really going to go to Christmas island raised a few eyebrows. If you will but also a number of questions at Christmas Island is a remote island. It's about two thousand Colomiers away from mainland Australia actually closer to Indonesia than it is to mainland Australia. But really since two thousand. Three's it's had a bit of a tainted history it's been used as an offshore island were assigned asylum-seekers have historically been detained. It is also best known for a recent reopening of a detention center that's been criticized sized for bad conditions for human rights violations. Currently it's holding a family of four so the question really is this is a place that's been criticized for about conditions wise it suddenly deemed okay to bring six hundred. Australians who've been evacuated from one hundred quarantine them there air for fourteen days including one hundred children who went with their families to celebrate the lunar year but also. Is there going to be enough medical facilities. Are there enough guards. Are they trained well. What's going to happen to the Sri Lankan family so on the face of it? It was good news for the families that they were coming back to Australia. But the place that they're going to potentially attention to is very problematic Shaima Khalil in Australia. Where a health institute says that it successfully growing the virus after taking a sample from patient Russian That's just one of many attempts by scientists around the world to create a vaccine and so control the virus itself that Russia says it's Helping Ping China to develop them in the UK teams are also working to Find Solutions Professor Robin Shattuck from Imperial College London's Department of Infectious Disease. It's one of those involved. One of the easiest approaches is actually just to produce a lot of ours and then inactivated so it's is a dead by arson use that as a vaccine that's rather messy process but it's technologies that successful twenty one. But how long is it gonNA take. Before a vaccination vaccination can be put in place that is ready for people to use unfortunate. It takes much longer than anyone would like traditionally bank scenes. Take AAC at least one to two years to get developed. We are working to do that much. Foster on I think cost is to get it into a human study will be about now four months that still the beginning of the process because we have to check it safe obviously in small number volunteers then we have to get into the fielded check that it actually works by preventing people from becoming infected and then after that it would be rolled out to a much wider population. Sure so I. If things extremely fast groups might be rate tested towards the beginning of the winter and in might be made available L. Next year. It needs to be done but it's it's a time game so everybody's trying to mobilize effort funds up as possible. Oh I suppose by the time this vaccine is ready could've burned itself out already the virus and the next verse that comes along the vaccination that is produced this I. I will be redundant. There are two issues here festival. We didn't know how this epidemic is going to grow not grow. The best scenario would be if the a strategy that the Chinese are putting in place to try and contain an stop. People traveling leads to the virus. Dying out then. You know that that that's it would be great news but we also have to be prepared for worse case scenario where we might see second way with infection as later in the a year or the beginning of next year on a more global basis. So it's wise to get everything in place of that point that I think is interesting. Is that each time. This kind of event happens. Scientists get better responding. The infrastructure gets better on what we learned from. Doing that would put us in in a good place to be foster. The next time some event like this occurs and we're pretty sure it will occur again. Teach each professor Robin Shattuck. As we record this podcast Russian prosecutors are questioning former drunks squad. Police officers allegations that they applauded narcotics on an investigative journalist to discredit him. A Sarah Raynsford reports from Moscow. The arrest of journalist on false drug charges brought big big crowds onto the streets in Moscow last summer in shock and solidarity. They've been demanding punishment for the police who fabricated the case ever. Since last month President President Putin announced a criminal case at finally being opened now five former police officers are being questioned accused of planting drugs in Ivanka. Leonov's Ruck Mike and at his flat. The journalists lawyers believe it was an attempt to shut down his high profile investigations method. That's been used before to sideline opposition. Biggest him for the public outcry. This time was unprecedented. As well as Mr off swift release in response and now the prosecution of police including senior officers. The Investigative Committee says those officers bought and handled the drugs. They planted illegally. Perhaps a hint that they may face the same charge they try bring against if unglue off for nine months now. Syrian troops backed by Russian. Airstrikes have been trying to wrest back control from rebelled in in Italy province as the last major area of resistance in the country now. Damascus says that it's made a major advance towards that goal. It's taken can over. The town of Margaret Newman a Middle East analyst Alan. Johnston told me how significant that was. Well moderate I'll newman really slipped up to out of government control long ago way back at the beginning of the uprising against president. Bashar Al Assad in twenty eleven Mattel Newman and was one of the first places. In the northwest start holding anti-government rallies people from surrounding areas would come in and attend them and then in twenty twelve twelve rebel forces overran. The town pushed out the government. So I I it fell. Under the sway of Jihadi fighters faction that's been linked to al Qaeda. The fall of motto Newman has some symbolic significance. The capture this long standing center of dissent and resistance but perhaps more importantly this is a town with some strategic value. It sits on a major highway the m five which links Damascus the capital with serious second city Aleppo and as the Syrian government forces have moved gradually grindingly slowly up the province of it live capturing that highway would be a major objective and yet there is still a long way to go for president. Assad's forces Many tens of thousands of hard core fighters Islamist fighters amongst them still in that province. That's rights Syrian government with the help of its Russian and Iranian allies as being winning this war and battle after battle for quite some time. Now you have the last of the rebels holding out. What in this province are making their last time? defectively in among them are millions of civilians and tens of thousands hundreds of thousands of being fleeing the fighting eighteen. That we've been talking about Alan Johnston. You're listening to the Global News podcast on the BBC World Service. Still to come. I'm not asking us to give us a way to weaken. They cannot accept it. Open the refugees stuck in Cape Town Church on Tuesday we heard from the BBC's chief environment correspondent who's WHO's the first journalist to visit the weights gusset in the West Antarctic. The biggest scientific field project in Antarctic history has confirmed fears. This this glass here. which is the size of the UK is melting increasingly quickly accounting for four percent of world sea level rise in the second of his reports? Justin Rowlatt looks at what it's like to carry out such an ambitious research project in the most extreme of environments Antarctica. Okay is the stormiest continent on earth and West. Antarctica is the most remote and stormy part of it all which makes doing scientific research here incredibly incredibly challenging. It has taken years of preparation to get the scientists out here last year. To ice hardened British ships ships brought hundreds of tons of fuel and cargo to a remote ice shelf then a team of specialists. Snow vehicles dragged a thousand miles overland across some of the toughest terrain and toughest weather imaginable and all at a maximum speed of just ten miles an hour. David phone is the director of science at the British Antarctic survey. The thwaites collaboration is the the biggest field program ever conducted in Antarctica. These vehicles are transformed the science that we can do it. Increasing the scale the number of people and the numbers Atlantis. We can bring to bear on these problems so driving across eight hundred miles of featureless Antarctic ice and transporting six six hundred fifty tonnes of cargo to this site is a tremendous operation. Admiral engineer check the the. US provided Amazon flying in the scientists and their equipment and fairing everything down to the camps at the front of the Glassy. Then the really hard work began digging snow and lots of it. The scientists need can tons of the stuff to fill what they call the flubber. A water container the size of small swimming pool. They're going to use it to drill down into the ice. Yeah yeah with the way the load Paul Anka is the engineer in charge a bank of boilers heats. The water to just below boiling joining point and sprays it onto the ice to melt a whole almost half a mile down to where the ocean water meets the grass. Here only now can the scientists deploy their instruments. This is the first time anyone has taken measurements from a frontier. That is changing our world. The place where the seawater is melting. What the scientists have cooled the doomsday? Glass Yeah this is difficult dangerous and expensive. This is work confirmed. The scientists fears warm. Seawater is melting the ice of west Antarctica increasingly rapidly raising sea level worldwide. The challenge now is for the rest of US reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the rising oceans. We will face in the decades to come Justin Rowlatt that the US Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell reportedly told a private meeting on Tuesday that the Republicans Americans do not yet have the votes. They need to block witnesses from appearing at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Republicans have long been against the inclusion of witnesses in that trump including the former national security adviser. John Bolton there are reports that Mr Bolton implicates the president in his new book saying that Mr Trump directly directly ordered him to with whole security eighty Ukraine for his own political benefit in the latest development in an interview on the CBS. This morning program president. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani called John Bolton a backstabber. He never said to me. I've got a problem with what you are doing in Ukraine never want never winked never sent me a little note. He is a personal friend. I thought so. Here's the only conclusion I can come to. And it's a harsh one and I feel very bad about it. He's a backstabber. Has a serious. Thanks not serious. It's true if your friend was complaining about you behind your back and didn't have the guts become up to your face and tell you I think screwing up Catherine. That'd be a backstabber. That's classic backstabber. So I I feel I got a swamp character here. I find his testimony about the president. Pretty close to incredible. I can't imagine that the President States said that to him and with Donald Trump's defense team having concluded its oral arguments. Case as we record this podcast. The Senate trial now moves into a two day period of questioning. Israeli military. Reinforcements are on standby in the West Bank. As Palestinians continued demonstrations rejecting Donald Trump's trump's peace plan for the Middle East Washington's proposals would give Israel sovereignty over its settlements in the West Bank while promising Palestinian statehood in the future if certain conditions are met our Jerusalem correspondent Tom. Bateman is monitoring developments Mahmoud Abbas said a thousand times no the Israeli. The argument that this is the moment you know. Palestinians are being seen. Oh part of the. I think the political tactic here is that the weakest point ever. They are struggling to get the kind of support in the Arab world even that they would have got once in the past. We've had the Saudis resolve saying they appreciate the plan. There's not the kind of widespread condemnation you would have had ten years ago. Frankly about this so I think that that is the political attempts in calculations. Try and drool the Palestinians to the table. I think the problem without is frankly. There is so little trust because of the way the process is being conducted by the Americans that they don't see them as honest brokers or impartial brokers. But they see this as a plan has been drawn up by a team that has been unable to see out of the sort of bubble from the Israeli perspective and therefore it was always drawn up with a view to the annexation of settlements. And you know part of the West Bank of the Jordan Valley which is in effect. What is happening so I think Mr Netanyahu said that he will he will do if he gets the vote In these ready government today so So I think that is the problem in the starting point for the Palestinians Tom Bateman. Sharon Haskell is a Likud member of these ready parliament the BBC's Dan Damon Alster just how vulnerable the plan is. The biggest tragedy of the Palestinian people is their leadership time after time they refuse any kind of agreement on any kind of a peace plan. It's not just this. Peace Plan but Clinton initiatives A barbeque initiatives would almost initiative. Unfortunately with the Palestinian people would have accepted many many years ago their leadership is actually gaining from. I'm not coming into peace and stability. Because they can continue to perpetuate the conflict benefit from it an economical benefit their leaders as well where they pocketing those prophets as well So I'm not surprised that this time. They are sounding the exact same answer it. Ah That's not the answer to my question which is how to make it viable how to reach the Palestinian people in such a way that for example the economic benefit. That is in theory encapsulated in this promise of what billions of US dollars to build a Palestinian state how to get that into a workable proposal proposal. Probably the only way that we will be able to create a better future peace stability and mutual life for us in the Palestinians Israelis and Palestinians and is to probably put their leadership aside. It is what we've done with Gaza. I giving them a complete autonomy. There unfortunately wants to leadership when raising to power instead of turning it into you know a state a paradise investing in education their economy and infrastructure they decided to invested in terrorism in violence in war So injured and Samaria. We're hoping not to get to this situation. Therefore this plan will I'll start from this rayleigh side with the Americans with the backing of many Arab countries surrounding us. There's many questions still about this plan. We you have to One of us who. Just one question about Jerusalem as a capital because the parts of Jerusalem that had been offered to the Palestinians as their capital actually not injuries as long. They're they're on the outskirts. Well there at the outskirts. The only obviously the suggestions and I'm saying at very carefully really is to have a capital in either this or not Chevy Kia. We are in the outskirts of Jerusalem where it seems by by the map that trump have worked on obviously in territory. That's meant to stain Palestinians. Hanso would you accept it. Obviously we have concerns about it. Obviously we have to discuss it in careful It will probably discuss it within the party. Next week But you know unfortunately from history. What we do know is that it doesn't matter what we offer the Palestinian? They'll just continue to refuse it. It became a tradition of that bus. Assay is the international secretary of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front. That's a party within the Palestine and Liberation Organization. Does he think that anything. In this proposal that forms the basis for future talks there is definitely parts that could be taken from it but the issue here is parts from the plan knowing the whole plan is not fair as an example we are in the territories. Today's the Palestine area is is where most heavily populated Areas are and. This is where people live so taking that area and expanding it is the basis aces but is it based on international recognize international recognized by meter. Smell it's based on their mentality to how they see the solution is it's based on an idea of Israeli security. That's what you're saying that you can have territory. The Palestinians can be in territory but they will not be in charge of security there. There's too narratives. This plan hat. One is security and second is religious theology and it's clear because this was mentioned in this what we call. Pr Campaign in conferences where they said that Judea and Samaria was was used which is a term for the West Bank and the Biblical Way and the use of this terminology was intended to be speaking to the right-wing right-wing and religious groups inside Israel and the Second Base Security Visit Visa Jordan Valley because Jordan Valley security but territory inside the West Bank what they call Judea and Samaria are religious and this are very very dangerous mix is the economic part the economic framework aim work that's proposed is that of any value differently there is value in the conflict package. They've been cannot lie about that. Yes we believe we need jobs. We need to create jobs. Twelve unemployment with team young graduates fifty percent and seventy percent of the population. Were young and I tell you. We do have an economic problem. But that doesn't mean that we should take the economic solution and drive from it. What ever political solution that could be imposed on us? We're spying freedom justice dignity back and better life on prosperity but prosperity doesn't come before it's easy to say. Isn't it if you look at this plan. With the bridges and the tunnels and the Patchwork of Palestinian in areas that there is no state in the world that would accept that. But let me put the question. Do Palestinians have a choice. There are very few nations in the Middle East that now support the Palestinians unequivocally well. That's a very hard question but I can give you also answer. We have options. One option is that that we will go for the full one. St So you shouldn't we as Palestinians we might have to think of moving from a National Movement for the Liberation of the Palestinian Alestinian to estimate human rights movement under one state solution. We move from a calling for national rights for Palestinian State towards a one state where we are fighting for civil rights human rights similar to the South African mother for the next ten fifteen years and then you people in in the international community cannot stand up. Twelve Democrats state called Israel where almost more than half of population are not being citizens and not being tweeted fairly so no we do have options. Palestinians thing is a much out of options as speaking to Dan Damon Molten five hundred African refugees and asylum seekers there are about to enter their fifth month breath at a Cape Town church. Most of them are living inside and others a camping nearby. They say they won't leave until their resettled. Outside South Africa cricket the country's asylum system has been criticized for taking too long and South Africa has been blighted by xenophobic attacks. The money met Keesee reports from from Capetown. I'm outside the Central Methodist Church in the heart of the Cape Town city. Cinta now the colorful tourist veneers stand in stark contrast to the ragged Eggleton's that house the refugees. Now the local business owners say their businesses are suffering the refugees. Meanwhile say they suffer even more still in a country where they jason. Nobody wants them. This was the sound as police moved in to break. Sit in protest outside the United Nations High Commissioner Snafu refugees more than five hundred asylum seekers and refugees from all around the continent had been protesting. They claim xenophobic and demanded resettlement in the country's forcibly evicted by the police. They were offered refuge inside the Central Methodist church where they have remained ever since that is not any. There's no one can show you that with Nadine. Quirkier has been in South Africa for thirty years. She says she fled ethnic. Tensions in a native Burundi only Hundi to be raped in a country. Sheet was safe asking Seattle to help us to give us. We can be served they cannot. It's US those of US inside the church. The air is thick. The Pews in the floors have become makeshift bid. Blankets and bodies strewn on every corner in all around the children play seemingly oblivious to their situation unqoute while many people here in South Africa Africa have been sympathetic to the plight of the refugees. Local businesses and residents say enough is enough for four months. They've had to deal with makeshift tents people sleeping and mutating on the pavements. Wrestle wres- is a dissatisfied local resident off in liver stowaways fixing the business basically you know and then the comfort so they must go nuts. Phobe work for them. I ne- not Jennifer were doing you. Just go and who can around the country I back at the heart of this matter is the refugees demands to leave South Africa. The UNHCR says it doesn't do group resettlements and that all applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Christmas and from the South African Human Rights Commission believes the refugees have been deliberately misinformed by the leaders. This very set it the situation that is the end of course from humanitarian point of view. It's unacceptable continued children. Don't go to school. I think 'cause it's irresponsible of leadership to allow for that situation to happen. because there's an unrealistic expectation and people sitting there hoping to be settled there over a quarter of a million asylum seekers and refugees. He's inside Africa. And the impact of the Central Methodist Church has highlighted the inefficiency of South Africa's asylum system a process. This meant to take one hundred. Eighty days can can take years. I've seen clients who have been here for over ten years on an asylum that was called silent permit back. Then but it's an asylum visa now semiconductor from Scarlet Greenie a nonprofit organization that advocates for migrant rights on the first of January. We had a new law come into effect took has made it even more owners and even more difficult for asylum-seekers in South Africa and that includes through the shortening of timeframes and also other removal of most internal accountability safeguards that would enable someone to hold home affairs accountable. Becca the church the refugee. You say they don't feel safe in. South Africa's townships and that they're only sanctuary is within the walls of the church. They say they're prepared. Stay here until the demand for resettlement commit that report by Vermont Heap and that's all from us now. There will be an updated version of the global podcast later on. If you want to comment on this podcast or the topics covered in it you can send us an email. The address is global podcast at BBC. Dot Co dot UK. I'm Nick Malzahn until next time goodbye.

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Thai soldier kills many people in shooting rampage

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Thai soldier kills many people in shooting rampage

"Hello this is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service with reports and analysis from across the world the latest news seven days a week BBC World Service Service. PODCASTS are supported by advertising. This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Jackie Leonard and in the early hours of Sunday Sunday. The ninth of February. These are main stories. A soldier in Thailand has gone on a rampage with an assault rifle killing at least twenty people. Special Forces have stormed stormed shopping center by the gunman's been holed up. The world. Health Organization says the number of new corona virus cases has stabilized slightly in the Chinese province where the outbreak break began. And the head of the French Ice Skating Federation has resigned following a sexual abuse scandal in the sport. Also also in this podcast. This family recently moved over from Rwanda. At among the floor grid is that will killed worth three females obviously childbearing and and crucial for sustaining. The population for endangered mountain gorillas have been killed by lightening strike in Uganda. The security forces in Thailand one hunting for a soldier who went on a shooting spree killing at least twenty people and injuring many others special. Oh forces have stormed the shopping center in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima where the gunman is believed to be holed up videos. Posted on social media recorded the gunshots from the attack John Fielding was in the shopping center at the time and he spoke to Julian Marshall after hit escaped all of a sudden people just started running away screaming and panicking say I immediately ran. Macabre and hid behind a pillar luckily is right next to a restaurant so I quickly ran in shut. The door pretty much hid inside death for the next five hours. You say you stayed in the restaurant for about five hours. When did you think it was safe to come out eventually? After about five hours we had someone cooling for under the shop. Say we looked at the barricade and it was a security guards and a a vacuum in the whole floor and at that point you joined the exit from the shopping centre. Yeah absolutely when we were evacuated still a few excuse. God's a few soldiers getting everyone out hundreds if not thousands of people who evacuation same time and were you aware at that point that anybody anybody had been killed. Anybody had been injured. Yes during the whole five hours women Haydn still had the incidents getting reports overtime is trying to find out latest what was going on. It was really horrible. I could see pictures of people hid shop which were circulating around the Internet. Saw New at least twenty people have been killed. A new head is so rough wasn't grenades hostages and I knew that he was in the full floor. Which is where I was hiding now? John just feed it relieves be out Films like a bit of a blur as a bit of a dream obviously feel devastated. Full the people that did lose lives just before so we came into record this podcast. I All star Bangkok correspondent Jonathan head. If the gunman was still on the loose yes he is There's no sign that the special show police squad that went in to get him now about six hours ago. They started this operation that they've got him and in fact. There have been occasional bursts of gunfire since since then when it seems that he's been able to to fight back at them reporters colleagues of mine on the scene as saying that they believe we've got no one's confirming this that he might still he'll be holding people hostage and that that is making the security forces pursue him rather more slowly. Most of the people who were in the shopping centers are very big one. It was very crowded crowded on the Saturday evening. Have now got out. I think more than a thousand able to get out once. The police moved into the mall. they've been trapped up to that point but they may still be some people inside there. There are reports possibly have some of the police SWAT team being wounded or hit by wave possibly killed so in his. He's a very dangerous man. He's he's very well. Armed comes from a military unit which specializes in weapons munitions. And I think it's proving quite tough for the authorities to bring this to an end at this stage. Do we know anything thing more about him and his possible motive not really. I mean nothing confirmed. There were very few traces left on his social media sites before they were shut down indicating that he would do this. The little that we've seen talks about a possible financial grievance. It's possible that he may have had a conflict with the commanding rounding officer. who was the first person that he killed in the officers own home on the army base before he went on this rampage but as to why he would carry out such a destructive shooting reaching spree in the middle of the city where he lived on completely innocent bystanders? Nobody's got any idea why he's done that now. As Jonathan Head in Thailand the World Health Organization says the number of new cases of the corona virus could be stabilizing in Hobe province and the outbreak remains concentrated there. The Director Director General of the W. H. O.. Ted Ross at Hanham Gabriela sauce with speaking at a news briefing in Geneva on Saturday he said it was encouraging to see that China's containment what measures appeared for now to be working the spread to the rest of the world from Who is really to the rest of China into the rest of the world is actually slow but again even the global spread it slow now but it may accelerate so while it's still slow that is a window of opportunity that we should use to the maximum in order to have a better outcome and to further decrease the progress aggressive and ultimately stop it meanwhile the flow of people into Hong Kong from mainland? China has been reduced to a trickle following the introduction of Strict Quarantine Gene Measures Carrie Lam is Hongkong leader all passengers from mainland flights arriving Hong Kong airport and coming into Hong Kong in other words they are lending in Hong Kong not just transit they will be subject to the quarantine order but the numbers are very small. I'm sure you will. You may notice. There was one flight from Beijing with only one passenger on bought our East Asia. Regional editor is Michael Bristow or Hong Kong on Saturday imposed new measures for quarantining. Everybody who comes to mainland China resident of Home Collini coming back into the territory. You can go home home for fourteen days. But if you don't have a homing home Colorado a hotel you're going to have to go to a government quarantine center so in the hours before this deadline came in there was rush thousands of people trying to get across the border before this deadline date and on Saturday the flow of people usually tens of thousands everyday everyday. Slow to a trickle. A couple of hundred people and only a hundred sixty one people we actually had to be put into quarantine. And what about Wuhan the place where. This outbreak originated. It has also been developments there as you say the center of this outbreak and were the vast majority of the deaths have occurred occurred so far seven hundred or deaths today. What has happened? Is that a second hospital which has been newly built as opened and studied to accept patients nations. This hospital accepts thousand to fifteen hundred patients and he's been built in two weeks or another example of China's staggering ability to divert resources very quickly if he deems something worthwhile about twelve thousand workers. Were building this hospital and say ED patients have moved in at the same time. What's happening? Wuhan is checks of people who live there got more strict each part out of the cities being blocked. Off Vaunted teams are going house to house knocking on doors checking people's temperatures if they've got any symptoms at all they're going to be taken taken to new centers because other places are being turned into medical centers as well. They're going to be taken that by force if necessary by the police so stringent engine checks. Try make sure. This virus doesn't get transmitted any further throughout Wuhan so finally these two massive new big hospitals have been built to as you say other venues are being re purposed for medical treatment who stopping the more. A lot of medical workers are being sent in from other parts of China China. You gotta remember China's a fantastic place One point four billion people also the army is supplying the armies very big as well millions of people supplying a lot of the logistics staff medical teams. Who can just go in used to set up field hospitals? They can just go in and win. These hospitals themselves does that. Was Michael Bristow East Asia regional editor more than twenty critically. Ill people have been flown out of the rebel-held capital of Yemen for treatment. Our Middle East analyst Alan. Johnston told us more. Yemen was one of the world's poorest countries even before it was destroyed by years of civil war the health. The system is shattered. This means that many very ill people with conditions like cancer really need to go abroad to get proper treatment but this has been very hard impossible almost for people in the north of Yemen. The North is held by the WHO rebel movements and the Saudi led military coalition which supports the Yemeni government has blockaded the WHO the held airport that serves the north many northerners couldn't make those lifesaving journeys broad but today some good news a plane with twenty four critically. Ill people was allowed to leave. They'll be treated in Jordan and back on Monday. A plane with seven children very ill. Children was also allowed to leave. It took something like two years to negotiate this easing of the Saudi blockaded no-doubt along the way both the rebels and the Saudis could have made concessions that would have spent sped this long but it is good news. This has happened at last. It is but it's just scratching the surface isn't it. That must be so many people who need help. You're absolutely right right. We've seen just over thirty patients leave this week but there are reports that something like thirty thousand people actually need to make this type of journey one Agency says that thousands have died while waiting the chance to leave on these sorts of plane so this Saudi blockade really really has inflicted appalling suffering on some of the most vulnerable vulnerable people in Yemen among them children with cancer. Sir Alan Johnston last week. Brazil launched a new government campaign designed to combat high teenage pregnancy rates in the country. The campaign includes dudes encouraging abstinence among teenagers a move. That's been heavily criticized by health professionals. In Brazil according to figures provided by the government Brazil has the highest number adolescent mothers in all of Latin America South America correspondent Katie Watson reports from Sao Paulo. The government's new campaign video is short and to the point it starts off showing carefree teenagers enjoying that noise. Today's that the mood darkens. Teenagers a showed two babies. The messages that doesn't mix not less salute this conference announcing the campaign. The health ministers sat alongside D'Amato's Alvis the Minister for Women Family and human rights. She's an evangelical Pasta too and she was careful to avoid the word abstinence. She's come onto five even suggesting the idea with critics concerned that her religious beliefs a seeping into politics but she explained the thinking behind it useful known as Luma Likud Okuda. It didn't come from an inside from a moment of madness from a fundamentalist minister. It's been a year of talking because we need to bring the numbers down. We had the courage to say. We're we're going to talk about delaying the start of sexual relations. It's a concept that's welcomed. By Brazil's growing number evangelical many of whom back the conservative government undeniable scenario. Fifteen year old. He's about liberty is possibly youth group. Ed Passed Church in touch will pay a district of Sao Paulo while the last two games when you have a relationship before getting married you're connecting with without personality has consequences like pregnancy and disease. So I think you should save that moment for when you marry minister maters. Elvis also has ideas for plan to reduce underage sex across the country. Well they she didn't say when it would be launched lean toward. Aw Danny's empire disagrees a- Duda and birth support activist. She works with pregnant and vulnerable teenage girls. On south powerless periphery. We've come to meet twenty twenty year old Victoria at home thirty six weeks pregnant with her first child who she's already named Maria. Julia Vitoria is the last of her friends to have a baby. I love. I started having sex at fifteen. She tells me explaining that she wasn't given much sex education until sixteen or seventeen. Family doesn't liked to talk about it. When she found out she was pregnant? She was shocked. Donnie says there's an easy solution raise miser Jihad we need to talk to women more and help break down taboos macho culture and hyper sexualization of women in Brazil or some of the biggest obstacles in bringing teenage pregnancy down. Abstinence this is not the way information is and understanding your body insane. No no come you know to me. Nobody is in any doubt but underage. Pregnancy Agency is an urgent health problem and one that successive governments have struggled to address but well abstinence is being sold as a novel approach by the government its role in public policy is divided Brazil that was Katie Watson in Brazil to Uganda now and conservation group says full mountain gorillas including a pregnant female have died after being hit by lightning three adult females and a male infant were found in the Ganga National Park with injuries indicating indicating electrocution mountain gorillas are among the most endangered of the three subspecies of the Great Abe with a global population of just over one thousand. They L. restricted to protected areas of the wrong. Oh Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo Rwanda and Uganda Jack. Law Shoe is a Ugandan based journalist. Tell us more about what happened. Four guerrillas Inger National Park in southern. Uganda was struck by lightning. Now this is very moment because is this part only has one permanent family there. This family had recently moved over from Rwanda and among the four grid is that will kill worth three females obviously childbearing and crucial for sustaining the population. One of the females was actually pregnant at the time mountain gorillas live together in families. The good even uses is that conservationists to saying that the rest of the family are fine that continuing to graze and feed upon this highland vegetation as normal normal. But that doesn't mean these gorillas completely out of the woods even though they've moved from critically endangered to endangered the global population based in central Africa. Still still remains fragile and is the climate crisis intensifies and temperatures rise that GONNA face increasing threats. This could damage their food supplies. This this could increase the risk of disease transmission particularly from humans to guerrillas and it could impact habitat as humans look for more sources in the forest so while it's good news that the Canadian has continued to grow a lot more still has to be done to really sustain and secure the numbers going into the future. That was the journalist. Jack Loesch in Uganda still to come in this podcast cast Mondo duplantis. Is the world record holder. The jewel Swedish American national jumped up and down with delight then ran to the side of the track to hug his mom. The Swedish athlete who has is broken. The pole vault world record the head of the French Ice Skating Federation. Da Guy. A gay has resigned amid allegations of historic sexual assault involving coaches in his sport. There are no allegations against him but he has been under pressure after the release of the autobiography biography of the former champion. Figure Skater. Sarah Abitbol. WHO said she was raped by a trainer in the nineteen nineties when she was just fifteen years old so just how important a figure is? Da Guy Gay in French skating. Our reporter in Paris is Hanukkah Pella. He's been in charge for a long time. And it's kind. I've seen as almost fiefdom this Ice Sports Federation that he is at the head of so him. Stepping down is a really big moment for the sports awards in France. And it's come as a surprise because at the beginning of this week. He was insisting that he was not going to step down despite fight being Khuda plenty so by the French sports minister and the fact that he's been able to withhold so long until until this weekend just shows eat a powerful how can take a. He is in sports and for those who aren't familiar with it just explained to us about the abuse allegations that have been swirling around the sport on Monday. One of France's front is most successful. Figure Skaters Sarah Bit Boj the She's won championships. She's won many medals. She published a book in which she said she. She was raped by head trainer at the age of fifteen an after that allegation the next day a French sports newspaper then published allegations from other skaters similarly famous mosquitos in France with similar stories so three trainers in total so far have been accused of abuse and judicial investigation was then launched into these allegations. And so it's been kind of crazy week in front with these allegations swirling feeds into the metoo movement that we've been seeing in other kind of sectors in France in French society initially on Monday the The head deeg cannot. Ua was saying that he was not going to step down. It wasn't his responsibility. He knew nothing and there is no allegation that he is involved a tool in any of this but he's been in chocolate so long the French sports minister inst- clear that she thought that he had to go and she has responded to his resignation with a tweet saying that she sees us to the first step in in clearing up coppins within the sports and it was a step. She said that had to be taken to protect the athletes that was a cappella empowers. It's all schools day a Hollywood's biggest celebration of the year. Once again there's controversy because only one person of color has been nominated in all of the four main acting categories. That person is the British actress Cynthia Areso and she's been nominated for not one but two Oscars for her role in the film. Harriet if she wins she will also become the youngest person to ever earn an E got. That's an emmy a grammy and Oscar and a Tony the top four awards in show business. Dennis are Los Angeles correspondent Sophie. Long went to meet her easy now. A Harry held the inspirational story of a women's escaped from slavery and transformation into an iconic American freedom fighter. Which you've got to pick a new name tomorrow? Freedom hair tumble. Cynthia revoke takes the lead role to a small petite woman pfeiffer nothing with very little to work with and time that was dangerous for her but she still made the choice the decision to run the hundred miles to read them and then come back again. She helped free hundreds of others and became one of America's greatest heroes yet. This is the first time her story has been told in this way. Her humanity the love that she had loved that she was given heartbreak that she experienced to make a real. That was really interesting to me. That was what drew me and I wanted to legacy to continue. If you are the only person of college donated in all four acting. Jerry's how does that feel in twenty twenty but as we You know I want to servicing example as to why we need to look at how we judge these films and I don't want to make sure that it doesn't look like this every single time I think there are. There are people who also deserve to be a part of this and we're just going to figure out how that happens. Hopefully this year will just be turning point for everyone because we're talking about out loud and hopefully now we can actually makes changes. Do you think it will I hope so. I hope so because we can't keep doing this a noticing it and doing nothing. Take my brand a new. This is quite a time for Cynthia. Revox she's not just nominated for best actress but also for best original song for stand up which she co wrote and we'll perform at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday to Sunday night. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Just because he gets to do if both with T.. Donations doesn't happen that the best thing about being nominated for an Oscar To be experiencing a dream come true like in real time. That's crazy you know for me like you couldn't have told me when when I was like Indorama school this is GonNa Happen. There's I had no idea this is like ten years from if you'd have told me. This is a snapshot show of your allies would have been my own US take up together again. Do New British actress. Cynthia River were speaking to Sophie Long. Twenty year old Swedish athlete. Mondo duplantis has broken the pole vault world record. He successfully cleared six meters seventeen centimeters tomatoes at a competition in Poland. Steve Jackson reports Mondo duplantis is taken the Arcane willed of polling by storm. He was born into pole vaulting aristocracy the son of the high-achieving American Volta Greg duplantis and two of his siblings also compete in the Sport Mondo has broken records for his age group. From seven onwards now just two years after taking his first International Medal as an adult Mondo duplantis is the world record holder. The jewel Swedish American national jumped jumped up and down with delight then ran to the side of the track to hug his mom. His new markets won't send to me to higher than the previous record which was set in twenty fourteen by the Frenchman Louisville. Any that was Steve Jackson now to a story which is breaking as we record this podcast. The latest that we're hearing from Thailand is that the health minister says one member of the country's security forces has been killed and two others wounded in a raid in a shopping mall. They were trying to stop the soldier who'd gone rampage. And and who has so far killed at least twenty one people. The gunman is said to still be holed up. In the shopping center at Nakhon Ratchasima a series of explosions explosions and more gunfire has been heard from inside the complex. 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Its manufacturing and storage facilities the Apollo Master Corp in California said all of its employees had survived a huge fire but the plant was entirely lost. This means that. MD We see a manufacturer in Japan is now solely responsible for making the lacquer to create both new and classic albums globally insiders in the vinyl pressing industry are saying the fire is a disaster as the production site had already been struggling to keep up with demand after a boom in recent years while others have called. The incident didn't Vinyl Garden. That report was by Stephanie. Prentice and that story reminds me of an old vinyl libel back in my youth. And that's all from me for now and Nipah and his master's voice but there will be an updated version of the global news. podcast tomorrow if you want to comment on this podcast or the topics we've covered in it. Deeply send us an email. The address as you know is global podcast at BBC. Dot Co two. 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Iran rolls back nuclear deal commitments

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Iran rolls back nuclear deal commitments

"Hello this is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service with reports and analysis from across the world the latest news seven days a week BBC World Service Service. PODCASTS are supported by advertising. This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Jonathan Savage and in the early. We hours of Monday the sixth of January. These are our main stories. Iran says it will no longer abide by limits on its enrichment of uranium in effect abandoning. The international nuclear deal reached twenty fifteen the US embassy in Iraq has been targeted by rocket fire again. Following the American assassination of the Iranian General Kacem Sylvia my knee in Baghdad. There'd been a major split in the Venezuelan opposition in a significant blow to its leader one. Guido you also in this podcast because very new one is so highly photo of because today is the first day that the French government allows it to be sold cases and cases of it have been rushed across from France and competition to be fast to get a wine to drink caffeine. The French winemaker jars booth who turned Beaujolais Nouveau into a global double phenomenon has died at the age of eighty. Six Iran says it will breach a key commitment made eight in its agreement with the outside world to curb its nuclear program. A government statement said the country would no longer he'd any restriction on the number of centrifuge devices. That can news. This latest development comes at a time of extreme tension following the US air strike on Friday and Baghdad. That killed the Iranian general. Qasim silly the money as hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out on Sunday to honor his remains on their rival in his homeland. There were furious scenes insights Iraq's parliament the. MP's were heard shouting. Iraq is free America. Get out the speaker of the Iraqi parliament. Muhammed Al Busey cold on Iraq's foreign minister to submit a complaint against the US at the united naked nations for violating the country's sovereignty. He said American and other foreign troops were no longer welcome at Camp been here though is the Iraqi. Government should abide to end the presence of any foreign forces in the Iraqi territories and prevent them from using the lands water and the sky over Iraq. For any reason I spoke to our Middle East analyst Alan. Johnston instant unbe Gan by asking him about the development by Tehran that it will breach a key commitments it made in its agreement with the rest of the world to curb its nuclear program. This this is a really big development. We're talking here about that. Major nuclear accord that the Iranian struck with the US. During the time of the Obama rid ministration and the Europeans the Russians and the Chinese president trump hated the nuclear agreement called one of the worst in American history and and abandoned it in the middle of two thousand seventeen later the Iranian started breaching elements of the accord in phased way. But today they've gone much further the Of the cabinet meeting. They said they would no longer respect and eliminate some the devices with which they enrich. Uranium wouldn't respect any limit on on the amount of uranium could enrich or store. And of course enriched uranium is what can be used in nuclear weapons should be said the Iranians. It's always say nuclear program is entirely peaceful. But this is really quite far reaching amounts to effectively the Iranians disregarding the the nuclear accord that they haven't actually spelled that out they say they will continue to allow international watchdogs into to watch their processes that meanwhile meanwhile we had this resolution from the Iraqi parliament. What does it mean well he this? US asteroid caused absolute outrage in Iraq. Not only did it. Kill the powerful powerful Iranian General Qasim Sulamani. It also killed in Iraqi militia commander. Iraq's leaders were outraged as I say so this is a gross breach of their sovereignty. Not The way that an ally should behave and that anger is being channeled into a parliamentary resolution demanding and the expulsion of American troops troops. It wasn't unanimous there were powerful Shia Muslim blocked that drove through the close to the Iranians the Sunni Muslim block and the Kurdish blocking parliament didn't back the resolution they worry about. Iran's influence in Iraq say they're happy to have the Americans in the country. Alan Johnston with the war of words between the United States. And Iran. Intensifying Tehran sworn revenge one of its closest allies as Hezbollah in Lebanon which which Washington blames for a suicide bombing in nineteen eighty three in Beirut which killed two hundred and forty one American servicemen. They Hezbollah leader Hassan. Nasrallah Kerala said that following Kacem Simmons death. US soldiers would return home in coffins. He listed the targets Alkali Alaska. America area Army basis battleships and every American soldier in Orlando the. US Army is the one who killed Kasem's Sulejmani and it will pay the price. This is the beginning of a new phase. A new history and for the whole region has emerged that at least two rockets landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. One report quoting witnesses said the fell near the US embassy in his latest tweet. President trump has said yet again the the US will strike back. If Iran hits any American target the president said he was notifying the US Congress of his intention earlier. President trump threatened. Tehran that if it retaliated against the US fifty two Iranian targets would be hit in his words very fast and very hard one for each of the American hostages seized. I in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. I spoke to our correspondent in Washington. Jane O'Brien and she began by giving the reaction there to Sunday's vote in the Iraqi parliament lament. Well the Secretary of state might compare has been doing the morning rounds on American TV networks and he said that he was only watching the situation very closely but wouldn't wouldn't speculate as to what might happen next now. The Americans are in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government so if that vote does lead to any actual demands for them to leave and they will have to leave that wouldn't necessarily affect Mr trump too badly among his supporters. What is because a lot of them are already questioning? Why American troops are in the Middle East toll But clearly would reduce America's influence in the region and and could be seen as a major victory for Iran but the United States has also changed its strategy on the forces. It has in the region right now already hasn't it. That's right separately apprently. The Pentagon has announced that it is now too unsafe to continue conducting operations against Islamic state. And that it is now concentrating on protecting its basis and its personnel. Whether they are now it has not linked that statement or that change change of mission to the killing of Sulamani. It has said that that is due to two months of rocket attacks from Hezbollah and the the death of an American contractor. But I think it gives you an idea of just how unstable America sees the region. Can you then bring us up to date on. The current aren't state of the back and forth between the US and Iran in the aftermath of the killing. We've seen a a series of counter threats and a ratcheting up of tensions Z.. Even as people were calling for restraint president trump conducted a flurry of tweets last night. warning Iraq that any retaliation would be met like-for-like and also threatened to target sites of cultural importance to Iran. Now again Mike Pompeo the secretary of state state was asked specifically about that today because any targeting of of a cultural site a cultural heritage site is a war crime under international law. He said the America was not considering any legal action And that it would carry out any countermeasures in an entirely lawful fashion. I'm John O'Brien in Washington. The U. S. military says three of its personnel were killed during the jihadist attack on a military base on the Kenyan coast. The base in Monday's Bay is close to the tourist destination of Lamu Island on Soy. Has This report the US Africa Command says it lost a soldier and to other staff stuff in the daring. Donut talk by Shebab. The Somalia based group has issued a contradicting statement claiming that it killed seventeen American personnel and nine and Kenyans. This is no doubt a significant development in the groups that Tina existence. And one that's likely to attract a strong response from the American forces says and its allies. American military casualties in the region. A rare one soldier was killed during an operation against Al Shabaab in Somalia in two thousand seventeen the US Africa Command said. Today's attack involved indirect and small arms fire in which six civilian aircraft were damaged Yeah the Kenya. Defence Forces said five bodies of militants were found at the scene and soy no to Venezuela where there have been chaotic. He oughta scenes outside the National Assembly as the opposition leader. One door was stopped from entering the building to be reelected as its head. Video footage appears to show title police blocking him after that he started claiming the railings. Despite efforts insight in a major blow otas campaign Venezuela's opposition split with a faction joining the governing Socialist Party to choose a new head of the National Assembly Louis Para. He's a dissident opposition politician and Mr Guido's rival Rachelle. Krieger is from the Washington. Post and is in Caracas. Vote to reelect opposition leader. One way as president of this country's National Assembly was scheduled to happen this morning. Roy The opposition leader that has been leading a fight back act by the US and others to oust President Nicolas Mobuto since last year and being reelected was filed to his movement but for security guards blocked his in his backers entry as well as journalists and suddenly a dissenting lawmaker was being sworn in on national. TV that lawmaker. His name is Louis. BHADRA was fired from his opposition party after corruption allegations last month at this point. It's still not clear if there was a vote at all or if there was quorum to swear powder in the opposition is calling it a parliamentary coup. They're saying their whole they'll hold a separate session to show that they have a majority. And this might set. Set the country up for having added to two parallel presidents now too little parliaments so twenty twenty is set to be a tough year for Venezuelans with a lot of uncertainty windy. Yes of course. The context of all this the crumbling of Venezuela's economy in recent years. We've seen empty shelves with basic necessities in short supply. We've seen millions fleeing fleeing across the borders. What is life like? They're in a in. The past years have been brutal for people who live here. Public services are destroyed. Got ACAS does We can save a little better than cities in in interior states but most of the population here has serious issues. Accessing water transportation barely works hospitals or an absolute nightmare no medicines and a terrible exodus of doctors and nurses and on top of that. There have been months where food has been scars. It's too expensive for most people as hyperinflation has destroyed purchasing power and wages are simply not enough to live here unless you have savings or earn a a significant amount of dollars and there's always a sense of uncertainty of what's going to happen in the political sense and you always hear people frantically talking about what's coming and everyone complaining about their loved ones leaving the country and frankly a lot of emptiness in the streets Rachelle. Krieger from the Washington Post in Caracas. No to Chile and and with the number of HIV cases rising by a third over the past decade. The country has the fastest growing HIV problem in Latin America. Experts say it's partly down to a lack of affordable testing but the main reason is the poor access to sex education schools on the stigma surrounding it Aliu Lou. That's starting to change. It's not just the youngsters need educating as page southerland reports from Santiago parents have packed into a classroom and Wander Dargo highschool to hear why sex education is on their children's Children's curriculum for the first time the pupils will be learning about HIV in. Dr Romero Molina has a stark warning with tumble bees in Nia. It's an epidemic in Chile. He tells the mothers and fathers he knows that many had no idea what to expect from his talk they they believe it that the sexual education is to to teach about how to how to have sex and they're going to maybe to to show time time summer very exciting procedures. You know because this is ignorance prevent racism the video free. We were indeed when Doctor Melina Asif. Anyone had received sex education themselves. Only if you hands go up Pala. Pinto has two children. She says when her elder child was growing up she didn't know how to speak to him about sex anymore but going to because we didn't receive quality sex education we can't communicate with our children and when we try it's difficult because us it is shameful to talk about this doctor. Melina says the stigma is rooted in Chile as identity. Because we're billy theresa verdy verdy plastic very conservative. They don't accept sixty eucation. Dr Molina's sex education curriculum is being put online so so that schools nationwide can start using it with figures showing seventy one thousand people living with HIV. Dr Allah Honda Afani Ci lays as leading expert. Says it's a step in the right direction he fears. There may be many undiagnosed cases because young people don't know how to get tested. Melissa listen doubt then important the it is so important to increase access to HIV testing especially with young people who don't normally go to the doctors so we need to bring the tests to them at the clubs. The bars that universities and make getting tested a routine at the University of Chile. I met Matisse Moran and last year at the age of twenty three he took a free. HIV tests offered by the university. The resul was bombshell. Been Cigarette Komo. I thought I was going to die. I collapsed emotionally. I felt so bad I knew nothing about the virus. MITYA's had never had any sex education Kevin but once he learned. HIV was treatable with free medication. He started to be more positive and set up a student group to support a living with HIV e incommunicado. They wanted to create a community a safe space for people with HIV because in Chile. This doesn't exist it. Hide it and pretend they don't have it. Although Martinez feels comfortable on campus at home. It's different. It took him a year to tell his father of his diagnosis. His mother still doesn't know because of the stigma around HIV. He treads carefully. That report by page Southerland in Chile. The News of another podcast from the BBC World Service for teenagers like me. It's hard too much well to whether tech we take for granted didn't exist best. We didn't have email back then. You know everything was male or we didn't have Internet so on new podcast. Wealth Wise Web twelve of US around the world will be spending time with the people here invented it. We believe someday everybody would have a cell phone finding out how they came up with their ideas are more saying yes to the weirdest things too so I can find all this crazy things in life that are really fond asking for advice. You've got to figure out what drives you. What makes you really happy do that? That's wild wise web from the BBC. World Service have conducted probably probably one of the greatest interviews. I've ever add to hammer about set such a wild west web. Wherever you get your podcast new world look out for the first step aside on the tenth of January okay bye? Thank you very much. No back to this podcast and Austria's foreign ministry free says it's been targeted by a serious cyberattack which experts warned could last several days are Vienna correspondent Bethany bill reports the Austrian Rian. Foreign Ministry has not released technical details about the attack. All speculated about who may have done it but it said that due to the severity in nature of the incident. Didn't it couldn't rule out the possibility that a foreign country may have been involved. A taskforce is investigating the assault which could take several days. He's the foreign ministry statement said that despite intensive security meshes that was never one hundred percent protection against cyberattacks it noted that other European countries have been the targets of similar incidents in the past the German government's. It network experienced too serious cyber cyberattack in two thousand eighteen that was suspicions to Russian group. Called fence was involved. The group was also blamed for a similar attack dot Com German parliament in Twenty Fifteen Bethany Bell in Australia. Sweden is one of the world's most tech savvy nations with more billion dollar valued valued startups relative to its population than anywhere else in Europe. This small country relies on foreign talent to plug vacancies but hundreds of skilled workers from aside the EU have been deported over the past few years. Recently one of them became the first to try to sue the Swedish state for loss of earnings. So what's going going on Maddie. Savage reports from Stockholm climbing shoes. Emile Boga is packing to head home to Australia. He's as a business developer. Who's being deported? Due to mistakes made by two startups he used to work for including failing to appetizer position on the state's public job sites and paying him virus satellite company. This situation has been. It's been tough but there are a lot of people who are in tough situations have have families here who don't have easy or nice countries who have back to embed them the self even Marin country which makes it tougher to grocery situations like this Sweden has a shortage of graduates in it engineering and programming yet over the past four years hundreds of skilled foreigners. Leica Neil have had. Their visa extensions denied it's all down to legislation designed to protect employees from being exploited professionals on good salaries share the same rules as low qualified workers. Welcome to center that Lisa and he checked. My name is Alexandra. Lloyd and I'M A lawyer at the Center for Justice. The Swedish Migration Agency has been very black and white in their interpretation of the law and has said that all all mistakes they will lead to predation of the individual maybe They have missed on insurance or they have taken out too you much holiday or too little holiday as so it's really minor mistakes. The rejection rate is falling. Thanks to a ruling by the Migration Court of Appeal which asked the agency to make an overall assessment of each case. And there's been a change in the law which allows employers to correct mistakes. In Retrospect Hey san is an engineer from Iran who was totally his job. Nope in central Sweden in two thousand eighteen. After it emerged that an energy company he'd worked for a few years previously had made an error over his health insurance. He was allowed unpack a year later. And he's just become the first deported worker to try and sue the state philosopher earnings. Deportation gives me the feeling. That I'm a criminal Amina wide. I know I'm not an I think. Or I hope these lawsuit will push the decision makers to make a better legislation in which the international talent can stay Sweden as long as they contribute ultimately it will be a better Sweden for all the Swedish government announced it is planning a new talent visa. Starting in twenty twenty one but few concrete details have been revealed and the country's migration minister declined inclined to be interviewed by the BBC. Meanwhile the Swedish Migration Agency says it's got to stick to current regulations his spokesperson Eck. If you WANNA stay in the country and you're not allowed to stay in the country in a very difficult situation my message to everyone trying to seek a work permit in Sweden is make sure you meet the criteria someone beforehand. Their rules are designed to protect the workers back at his apartment and Neil says the quality of life he's got in Sweden means he'll try and return on a new visa. It's very cool place to live to work. The culture is Great. The Texan this fantastic. What do you think the steak saw? Aw If people continue to be deported based on small errors then everything's GonNa go where the tech scene in Berlin tech scene in London. It's not going to grow as much as Sweden wants to. Its of you shed by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce which recently warned that the city needs skilled foreign talent. More than the other way around Sweden may have a solid history of tack and innovation bought in an increasingly global world. It's future looks more fragile. That report from Maddie savage in Sweden note to Las Vegas. Are you ready to glimpse tomorrow to see a future where innovation becomes comes reality. Are you seeing s ready. The world's biggest annual technology fair the consumer or electric show opens this week in Las Vegas the BBC's Zoe Kleinman is there. And James Kumarisami asked her about getting up passengers. I view of of some of the driverless Russian technology. I have that's right I've only been in Las Vegas for few hours. It's lunchtime hair and the on this side of the US and this morning. I had a AH drive in a drive. It is called made by dex which is a Russian tech giant's not dissimilar to Google really started out as kind of search engine and now has many fingers in many applies. What was interesting about this driverless car? And it's a first for me actually was there was nobody at all in the driver's seat. So we were driving along in the driver's seat sleepgels empty but being totally controlled by computer. We were out on public roads in the mid Las Vegas in the daytime with nobody in charge of the car in many any countries in and read up. Now you know. They've insisted menu thirties insisted that there is somebody at the wheel just in case something next to it with a big red button. That was quite reassurance. Attorney would have stopped the car. That wasn't needed. It was an absolute perfect. Is News right once you go. Over the the weirdness is sitting in the back seat and just looking straight out into the windscreen and understand during the conference itself during the fair. They'll be other sort of self self drying but self-driving self frying adding implement in the kitchen for example unveil. Yeah the amazing thing about is that thousands of people flock here from all life the world to To show of new inventions and a lot of those are gadgets and they sort of fall into various themes as a big interest. Rest the moment on the smart home. We're sort of seeing the beginning of it now and but really. The tech firms won't eat to invest very heavily in things that are going to make your life easier for you whether that says he said a frying pan that weighs your ingredients for you. Make sure that you are getting the the right percentage of things that you eat recipes at Serra showerheads that's connected to a smart speaker. Sure they eat or to be chuckling relates to somebody Alexia. While you'll take that you know you can sort of see how I suppose you could become onto your hate do stuff at the same time getting yourself ready. I suppose you can. And there's a bit but of political controversy this year as well isn't it yeah. One of the keynote speakers has massively designed to do that speaker is if I could trump donald trump's daughter. What is she coming in on Tuesday to give a talk about the future of work on? It's Kohl's its course was controversy because a lot of people saying you know there aren't enough women represented as is in the tech sector and there are arguably many more women with more experience in this particular field and trump however the person who organizes CBS. Gary Shapiro has defended her parents and pointed out that she he is a CO chair of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. She's also coach of the National Council for the American worker. So in terms of talking about the future of work. It's not. It's not a completely random thing that she would be coming here to do this but of course you know this is a fake. There is a bit of show Biz hair and there's no doubt it has been chosen to get people talking. We didn't say Alexa. Please tell us what's going on in their technology fairy said Zoe pleased. Listen you did zoe. Kleinmond Edmund thanks very much indeed he has claimed was in Las Vegas George Dubov French winemaker. Who Turned Bourgeois Nouveau into a global phenomenon has died at the age of eighty six? He was best known for his energetic promotion of the red wine with couriers racing to deliver the first bottles annually after to their release. Catherine Decosta has been looking back at the life of the man who became the toast of wine drinkers because very new one is so highly thought of because today is the first day that the French government allows it to be sold cases and cases of it have been rushed across from Crompton in fierce competition to be first to get a wine to drink. Grab the Beaujolais Ron made news headlines with teams competing to be the first deliver a case of Beaujolais Nouveau from Paris to London by the nineteen eighties. George caboose enthusiastic. Promotion of the wine had made it an annual event known across the world as Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Many went to great lengths one year. Even sore were Harrier jet us to secure victory bars. Restaurants and off. Licences held tastings sometimes lasting all day as events spread around the UK including the golf club at somebody. They sat down to a boozy breakfast. Sausage Bacon Egg after a peak in the late eighty s British sales declined as tastes changed in competition from. You won't winds increased in two thousand and six. The pope of Beaujolais is Jewish aged booth had become known was found guilty of defrauding drinkers by mixing low-grade wind with fine vintages. He pleaded innocence pointing out that none of the wine had gone on sale. Despite the conviction by the time he passed the company to his son in two thousand eighteen it was selling more than thirty million bottles again. In one hundred and twenty countries Catherine Dacosta. That's all from us for no. There will be an updated version of the global news. podcast cast later. If you want to comment on this podcast or the topics covered in it you can send us an email. The address is global podcast at BBC DOT CO DOT UK okay. I'm Jonathan Savage until next time goodbye.

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Coronavirus declared a global health emergency

Global News Podcast

31:41 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus declared a global health emergency

"This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Valerie Sanderson and in the Elliot's of Friday. The thirty first of January. These are our main stories. As the corona virus outbreak continues to spread beyond China the World Health Organization declares it a global health emergency. The Palestinian US Indian Prime Minister has told the BBC that of Israel Annexes Eddie part of the occupied West Bank. All agreements between the two sides will end Interpol has launched a campaign against the Italian based and Ranga which describes as the world's most powerful criminal organization. It also in this podcast with a wingspan of around three meters the Albatross can travel huge distances. And they're built to soar but could they become flying spines tracking illegal fishing boats. The World Health Organization has ation has declared that the corona virus outbreak is not a global health. Emergency the ugliest which has killed a hundred seventy people in China has not spread to eighteen eighteen other countries the head of the WHO tetris Adana. McGee braces explained the reasoning behind the move. The main reason for this declaration is is not because of what is happening in China but because of what is happening in other countries out greatest concern. Breath is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems. and which are it prepared to deal with it. Mr Adana Montgomery S.'s congratulated Beijing on what he called the extraordinary measures. It taken so far. The Chinese government is to be congratulated quote extraordinary measures. It has taken to contain the outbreak break. Despite the severe social and economic impact. Those measures are having on the China's people. We would have seen many many more cases outside China by now and probably if it were not for the government's efforts it's and the progress they have made to protect their own people and the people of the World Tim. Franks thanks spoke to Jeremy. Canine dyke a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. He's also a member of an independent body which oversees the. WHO's health health emergencies program. Why think at this point? It's clearly the right call when they last looked at this issue just last week the numbers were much lower and the information and at the time worked much more ambiguous and it was debatable at that time but it was a close call. I don't think it's a close call any longer and I made the right decision. Despite the fact that he's only one percent of cases his that are outside China's borders. Yes because we've seen within China's borders that the potential for human to human spread is very very high indeed. I think that wasn't so queer a week ago just a week a week to ten days ago there was still a lot of speculation that this might be mainly about animal to human transmission. I think now it's very clear that that it's it's quite transmissible amongst amongst humans and that really changes the calculus in terms of the global risk and As Dr Tetreault so I think rightly said. The risks especially to underdeveloped countries with weak health systems could be quite significant. So it's time to start reading now in terms of the difference that it will make take around the world. What what can you point to? I mean he did yes absolutely talk about trying to support those countries particularly with weaker health systems. But this this declaration what is it substantively change. Well it does. It does a few things I think very importantly it's It's got a very important signaling effect. You know this is a a wake-up call to the world that this is not just a China problem or regional problem. It's a global problem and by definition when when this declaration is made. That's the implication. And so it's a signal all two countries around the world that they need to begin gearing up it's also a signal to countries like the US like the UK A wealthier Wealthier countries that have that support global health efforts to begin investing in and supporting preparedness in countries that are vulnerable so that signaling effect that wakeup call that it provides rides is one very important thing but then also it. It opens up some Expanded and enhanced authorities for. Who so yet. It will require err enhanced reporting cases in case information to who it will also authorized. Who to provide non-binding but highly influential show guidance to countries around the world about how they can protect themselves and what they should but also what they should not do. And I thought Dr Tetreault comments today recommending against travel all and trade bans were particularly important. Yeah it was very striking that and I just wonder whether you you got the sense from him. I mean clearly. He was being very diplomatic but whether leave he felt that. Perhaps there's been too much caution in terms of airlines for example saying we're GONNA fly this sort of disease a disease that it can spread through airborne. Transmission is extremely difficult to avoid contain. When it's gotten to the scale it's into China and so I think you know really? We need to begin. Envisioning this as a shift from containment to perhaps when Moore mitigation with travel and trade restrictions. Sort that are being discussed now. Often the second order impacts of those can be more damaging than the level of protection actually provide against the virus and end the consensus in the public. Health community is generally those sorts sorts of measures at best delay but do not really contain the spread of the disease. Jamie conine dyke a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. The Palestinian Prime Minister Mahamat says Israel has been warned that if it annexes any part of the occupied West Bank all agreements between the two sides will be terminated terminated. Mrs Taya told the BBC This would include economic and political deals struck in the past as agreements on security corporation under president president. Trump's Israeli Palestinian peace plan which was unveiled on Tuesday. Israel be free to annex all the settlements spilt in the West Bank. Speaking to BBC correspondent. ORLA guerin in Ramallah. Mr Tied denied that the Palestinians had once again missed an opportunity by unequivocally rejecting this latest his plan. If we accepted the deal we could have been guys simply because we are a stick to our national interests. We are not guys anymore. If that is the academia for who is good and bad we prefer to be very bad sticking to rations of our people and our legitimate rights in an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem. Komo or whatever they want but did you make a strategic mistake in boycotting the American administration since December twenty seventeen that basically meant you had no voice at the table. You were not part of the negotiations. It was not we who did work at the states. United States has taken can evidence to really Bush Bush away from the negotiating table. Charlie you must have expected the Arab world clearly on your assigned which it has not done it. It has not rejected this plan we can understand the sensitivity for some other countries. Obviously I think it's really the moment of being decisive. Be who are not with us. They will find themselves with the other side and having that's unusual for our country let but doesn't it already look like Arab countries have picked aside and it's not yours we have Saudi Arabia Egypt Qatar. Ua We have Bahrain Oman who are actually present in the White House when this document was long received phone calls frankly from Arab countries who told us that having our muscle present at the press conference does not mean that we support the bland. So it's maybe a courtesy visit people. Were listening. We have to really differentiate between when it comes with the moment of truth. I don't really think that other countries will sell out. Can I ask you about the Palestinian reaction and I have seen far bigger demonstrations here in years gone by a minute. Seems like you've lost the support of your own people on the contrary we did not go for one a single rally to be for everybody together and Ramallah just to show for the media know Janine and cul Killian Nablus until Karam in Jericho here in Ramallah Milan Jerusalem Bethlehem Hebron everywhere but these protests were small. They were not on the scale that we have seen here in the past. I think I think this has to do with as I told you that the decision was each community should express its own reaction in their own zone. Look what happened in Gaza just a month ago. Half a million or more ballots Tinian. They were celebrating the launching. The forever Lucien exactly but you couldn't get half a million on the streets this week. They're working on it. They didn't finish yet in. Gaza is the Palestinian Authority. Going to survive with this we did set of. I've money thinks before I'm. I'm pretty sure that this is not a death of our political dream. I will tell you frankly yesterday. Our residents in a letter Thomas Netanyahu telling him if you implement any measure out of that has to do with annexation of any part of the territory that's the end of old old agreements that we have signed with you including Security Agreement Economic Agreement collaborative the agreement. We have heard these threats to end security cooperation so many times in the past and it's never happened thus through but now the senior leadership house decided that it is the rest of the president for implementation he decides when and how to do it. So if the Israelis make a move with this agreement you will end security cooperation for the Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Tretiakov speaking to the BBC's Orla guerin into Paul has launched a campaign against the brand guitar which it calls the most extensive and powerful Krummel organization in the world. The agency said the gang had built. Its strength mainly the andrade trafficking corruption and the diversion of public funds through fraud and rigged public contracts his Europe regional editor Mike. Santa's it's the world's biggest gang but many haven't heard of it from its origins in the collaborative region of southern Italy. The gator graduated to kidnapping and then trafficking Colombian cocaine into pulses. It now operates in thirty two countries more than half of them in Europe. Historically it has been bloody a clan war saw six men shot dead had outside a restaurant in the German city of juice book in two thousand and seven into poll says these days it uses sophisticated money laundering and front companies to control public contracts trucks driving honest competitors out of business generally without violence or intimidation. Mike Santa's just one hour before midnight. Today London London time the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. brexit would have been activated. Britain's former departure from the so-called club of Europe the will then be followed by months of intensive negotiations about how the country's extremely close relationship with the EU should be reconstructed covering trade migration security and many other key areas but after brexit. Is there any chance that the process could be reversed in the future. The former European Commission president president trump didn't have if with at some juncture with present. Salvo herself at the European Union. Who would be the one who would keep the stock lost? Its better for Britain and for the opinion to have written with us to have prison beside us but in the present. What's going to happen to the three hundred thousand British people many of them? I'm retired who live in Spain. A lot of them appear either not know what their rights will be or are confused about their status. As Europe correspondent Dimmer Damon Gramatica reports law on Spain's Costa Blanca. Silas shining the sky is blue at the Emerald Rhode Island restaurant the tables around the swimming pool up ladies and gentleman good money Sunday on though some familiar faces is the British most live here in our wailer or have holiday homes where they spend months at a time you bosses. They bask in the Balmy temperatures B. as in hand brexit is a lot of mines. David whips out his blue European health card. Why concern is the health side of things you know at the moment? This is valid after Friday. What's going to happen with that? Lean is worried about her pension. My concern is the pension. Will it be index-linked came Spanish president. I don't know David I lean should be fine under the exit deal if you're retired and living in an EU country you will still get healthcare and an uprated pension the condition you must register your residents in Spain for the end of twenty twenty Ian who visits from the UK staying in his holiday home for six months each winter is concerned whether they will be limits on his stays in future. You got knowing today back to you and they come back again for another ninety days. It calmed two hundred. Ninety not died in one go. I don't know I'm just waiting to see what's going to happen. and He may be right from twenty twenty one cases. We'll still you'll be able to travel freely on holidays to Europe but each visit may have a time limit perhaps ninety days it's part of what has to be negotiated with the EU. What will replace current free movement? Rules Service the worries extend far beyond the sea-side side cafes in three hundred thousand UK possible hold as a resident in Spain pensioners but two-thirds are not and will lose rights. They now enjoy is about how you Camilla Lilia fries been in Spain for thirty years ears. She lives and works in Madrid. Daughter Isabelle was born here and is now a Spanish University. The exit deal will not preserve their right right to move freely to work or study in all the EU countries from next year so both have decided to take Spanish citizenship. I think it's sad for people will like myself who have made our lives here and we still feel British a lot of ways but what breaks. My heart is as the situation of young people. It's not just my children. There's another twelve thousand British children who've been born in Spain and have produced citizenship. That's a lot of people forget but others haven't been here long enough to be eligible for a Spanish spoiled like Matt Davis who believes Brexit Liam moment that constricts his is choices. I'm certainly not going to be celebrating it crying into beer. Perhaps but matt came to Spain looking for work. He's ended up with a jump a wife. WHO's American American and a corgi puppy? Called Humphry playing on the safer of their flat in Madrid. Matt can stay a work in Spain however after this year faces losing his right to move freely to live or work in another European country. He's worried that the way the UK chooses to treat EU citizens in future will rebound on people like him K. Government he's not going to allow European citizens to move to the UK so easily or limit the amount of time they're allowed to live there while in the same thing's is GonNa Happen Brits or something very similar what upsets him. Most he says is that others won't have to challenge. His He's had is an amazing experience. Really very very life enriching and Yeah GonNa feel sad. That people have. I'm going to be able to pencil. I'm going to have that opportunity in the future. Matt a British man living in Madrid and in that report by Damian chromatic his on the BBC news website the remarkable image actually a set of moving images of the surface of the sun. It looks a bit like the cracked weathered Bach of a tree in a brownish yellow colour but play the short video and the surface appears almost like bubbling ruling grilled cheese flexing and convulsing the images were taken by a powerful new telescope on top of volcano in Hawaii. It's for project funding coming alongside a new solar orbits Space Observatory which is being launched next week from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Tim Franks switched to one of the lead. Scientists involved loved Professor Chris Oh and from the Mallard Space Science Laboratory at University College London and I asked him for more information about these images. This is a plasma which is the outer surface of the sun charged particles should bubbling up welling up rather light. You'd see things wearing off if you loot panel boiling water or something like that. So really the whole Hoodie aggrandize to understand by looking at the sun or he's going on how the magnetic field interacts with charged particles that make up the upper layers of the krona and how that boils off into space. Create something that we call the solar wind which is the direct connection with the earth. The most obvious thing there is. When the solar wind hits the Earth rattlers our magnetic field causes things like the Aurora? So we've got this remarkable level of detail. It seems from this telescope. What's the project that your involved in? So I am was known as a principal investigator on one of ten any students that are going to be launched next weekend on a mission called solar orbiter. So overturn has very much common goals with the deepest telescope and in fact we will be taking gain new jobs that are very similar to what D.C is getting the difference here. Is that these telescopes rather smaller. And they will be taken into the Helix via so the mission goes inside the orbit of Mercury the image that you see here from a very high resolution but they have some of the limitations that you get from observing from Earth like sometimes. It's cloudy Dan. You can't see the sun so we will go with rotor and take a set of telescopes with complementary capability but we will also be taking a set of instruments of which mind is one that we sniff the solar wind. That's coming away from all the activity that you say. Well that boiling activity. You see those images and what I'm what are you looking for. Were looking for anything. We're looking for the link in in some sense in the way that you might diagnose your car by sticking an analyzer Ruffians exhaust pipe and sniff the gases that are coming out of your car and say okay okay. Now I know what's going wrong with my car. Okay nothing wrong with the sun but the point is that we will be able to with our images. We look the activity. We look at these loops and how they evolve in time how the the magnetic field gets wound up. Are they robbed. But then we have a set of measurements that you know from the spacecraft sitting above that eruption where we measure the magnetic field. That's been thrown out from the sun along with all the particles that come with that the carry that magnetic field and in particular. The ignorant I've laid is a particle detector. So we have three. Cents is one that measures the electrons measures the Proton says the negative and the positive charge particles and then one that measures of this exotic particles that the sun produces. And those Kinda give you a fingerprint of the processes that go on in the same way that going back to the analogy of something boiling. Yeah you you'd smell that's tomato soup right so you're doing. The kind of new robot knows to pick up the composition of the solar wind and relate that to the processes that created that solar wind and in terms. I mean clearly. These are things that are interesting and valuable in in their own. Right trying to understand how agstar operates when you talk about solar wind. I mean you mentioned it just at the start of the interview you. This is something which we are aware of can affect life on earth or at least in terms of things like satellites which we depend depend on. Tell me why it matters understanding son's behavior in those terms I think we're referring to is a relatively new area. Codes space weather as society gets more more technological and we have smaller electronics. They have more and more susceptible to the kind of effects that happening. Space radiation particles strong fields. And you're the only takes one little chip to be damaged by one tiny charged particle to lose the satellite that somebody might have invested a billion euros pounds. Whatever in Has Lots of other effects can affect national health. If you're flying over the Pos- you get radiation dose. If you're unfortunate enough to fly when one of these big events goes so there are many many different effects that come under space weather and ultimately you'd like to know about and be able to predict it professor Chris Oh and from the Mallard Space Science Laboratory at University College London and check out the amazing images on the BBC website. Now News of another podcast from from the BBC World Service the compass is the podcast from the BBC. World Service. That really gets under the skin of a story to tell what I believe is not good for you. It's not the truth about getaway. We beat so I will tell with series that take an in depth. Look at how the world today really worked. Sometimes they think that we are moving into right direction and change is happening and then I realized that nine to ten women get killed every day in this country so I don't feel we're moving forward at all and why things are the way they are. I have been socialized to be a soldier to be someone grits and even even dominates especially women or other people so I have these kind of fear that way. I one day become a violent person compass purpose podcast from the BBC World Service. She shaved the politicians in to take an interest in search for the campus breath. Wherever you get your podcasts unless return once again to the global news podcast? Dozens ends of heavily armed. Men have attacked an indigenous community in northern Nicaragua. Killing at least six people kidnapping another ten. The attack on the Yagudin among the group took place in a protected. Nature Reserve are America's enter Leonardo Russia reports a Nicaraguan environmentally said that as many as eighty men took part in the invasion of the indigenous lands. They set houses on fire. Shot at those who tried to fight back and abducted ten members of the Miami community not the boss harassed by his fear reserve where the attack took place is in the second largest rainforest of the Americas art of the Amazon it has been the focus of land land dispute between indigenous people and cattle farmers. Am I gonNa Community leader. Gustavo Lino has accused the Nicaraguan government of doing nothing while his community community is gradually exterminated. Leonardo Russia the Majestic Albatross is one of the largest flying birds they cover thousands of kilometres kilometers over the oceans in a single trip. But could they become flying spies tracking illegal fishing boats. Kid Ya'll has more with a wingspan of around. Three three meters the Albatross can travel huge distances on that built to soul search is implant in the UK have now found that by fitting more than two hundred of the birds with radar detectors. All loggers on their backs they can pick up signals from illegal fishing boats. It's not the Patrick is a senior lecturer in marine biology at the University of Liverpool and took part in the study logging. Do when they're equipped onto the back of an Albatross. They're able to detect the radar and this means that they're able to both legal fishing boat but also illegal fishing but as well as much better idea of how many birther are and whether it be registered or unregistered one thanks to the data picks up by the Albatross patrols. The researchers found that one fifth of boats in French inch waters could be fishing illegally. And that figure is even higher in the southern Indian Ocean with almost a third of boats are not Brooke costing their whereabouts in the duties. novas coups any homes the Albatross that dog as owner of forty five. I'm really kind NIE proportionate the Body Weight The happened love his tape them to that back. So we use the grease duct tape and I take them to the back to the birds on feathers and what that means is that the person goes to see. Check the data for it and then when it pretend the next. We're able to untasteful lager and doesn't cause any harm of Cools Albatross can't fly everywhere so to cover the parts of the Asian. These birds don't go okay. Research is planned to bring in other species into their studies. One day world's waters could be monitored from a bird's eye view. Ktar reporting forcing the world governing body for athletics is set to tighten regulations on high tech running shoes with an announcement expected on Friday. It's understood the review panel won't impose a blanket ban on Nike's controversial vapor fly range with their deep souls their patented extra Spring Foam and embedded carbon plate. Running shoes are helping athletes break records as our sports editor Dan. rutz explains via the shoes that have revolutionized solution is to distance running Nike's controversial vapor fly. Range is a game changer. Since its release in two thousand sixteen last year modified versions we used by the legendary. The Elliott keep chugging when he became the first athlete complete a marathon in less than two hours and his fellow. Kenyan bridget sky who smashed the women's world record over the same distance distance a day later. But how much of their feats down to the footwear. The sports rules say shoes must not provide an unfair advantage but some critics like British social. NPR's Mara Yamauchi. He was sponsored by a rival shoe firm. Now want world athletics to step in and issue a ban. What we're getting into now is not? Who's the best athlete? WHO's it's who's got the best shoes on? It's hard to see how anybody not wearing vapor flies in the Tokyo Olympics is going to in medals. The five fastest marathons ever ever have all been achieved by runners wearing types of vapor fly in the last two years. So what's the secret doctor Tom Allen. A Scene Electro Mechanical Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan in University's Institute of Sport explained the Science Hidden Inside the shoe. One of the key fakes. This year is the foam. So it's particularly light that fick foam can deform lots store. Lots of energy in them. Return lots of energy as well. The key feature is full of carbon play allows the athlete have great leverage and also stiffens a fun to this year allows them to run more efficiently. The claim is only economy can increase by about four percent with vapor flies popular among amateur runners despite the two hundred and forty pounds price tag. There's unlikely unlikely to be a blanket ban. But some customized versions may exceed new temporary restrictions. Nike says it respects the rules. And it's shoes do not return more energy than run a uses technology and sports. Nothing new of course but some fair running is being distorted and in the pursuit of fairness athletics. Rules must now catch up and fast. I Uh sports editor Dan road. Archaeologists have put sixteen ancient Egyptian tombs on display. There were discovered the site in the Minya region region south of Cairo. I'm East analyst Alan. Johnston has the story. The tombs were the burial places of high priests and senior officials lived saved three thousand years ago. They contained twenty stone coffins including one dedicated to the sky. God Horus Ten thousand thousand figurines were found in the graves along with hundreds of amulets. which would have been warned to ward off evil and bring good fortune? Some we're made of pure gold also on earth where limestone jars that would have been used to store the entrails of the mummified dead Alan Johnston not back to our main news. The World Health Organization has declared the corona virus. Outbreak is a global health. Emergency the illness which has killed one hundred. Seventy people in China spread to eighteen other countries in China itself. That's the sound of a hospital under construction one of two due to be completed in just a week in Wuhan the epicenter of the outbreak the city and who bay the province in which is situated is in lock done. That's around sixty million. People confined to their homes are China media analyst. Carrie Allen Allan told us has some of these people keeping boredom at bay. TV is not showing a lot. It's it's providing extra. TV programming on the corona virus. I so people are just trying to read find things to do and the majority of people are actually turning to a livestream that they can access via their mobile phone or via their computers his of two hospitals being built in Wuhan because there are livestream. Allow them to watch it being built in real time and this is suddenly become a huge fascination with people all over China and have you seen it. I I have yes you can watch it. Not only if you're based in China but also on international platforms like Youtube. The are blocked within the country. So people from all over the world are actually watching. Live streams of these. Two hospitals. Being built are what are you seeing. I'm not a lot because a lot of construction. A lot of vehicles travelling round around but people have really because this is all they have to do. They are actually getting quite attached to this coverage and they're creating nicknames for a lot of the construction vehicles like the forklift lift trucks and the cement mixers and they're creating groups within China to show support towards certain vehicles which ones they like which ones that. Don't what kind of names are they coming out with. We've got things like a cement mixer called the big white rabbit because it's white Another one called the cement king. A lot of people really like forklift trucks for some reason they see them as the little heroes in all of this. So there's lots of nicknames for them. They named after ancient temperatures or a lot of nicknames because of their color so there's the There's the lodge flatbed truck that's known as brother Red Bull and he's a favorite and they're all on what we boo. The twitter talking about it. Yes and not only way also when we chat which is China's vision of WHATSAPP so they're dedicated groups to this. Hundreds of thousands of people are talking about these construction vehicles carry Allen and that's that's it from US fanatic but it'll be an updated version of the global news podcast later. If you want to comment on this edition or the topics covered in it you can send an email. The the address is global podcast at B._B._C.. Dot C._O. Dot U._K.. I'm Valerie Sanderson next time bye bye.

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Warriors 2019-2020 Schedule Preview

Warriors Off-Court

17:44 min | 2 years ago

Warriors 2019-2020 Schedule Preview

"Hi i'm susan schlesser and i'd like to invite you to listen to my podcast as plus. It's a fun look at the oakland. A.'s and you can hear the personal side of many of the as players coaches and team officials plus analysis every week on as plus. This is chronicle staff off writer ron critic filling in for beat writer connor letourneau on this week's edition of warriors off court today. I'll be talking to columnist scott osler about the warriors schedule for the two thousand nineteen twenty twenty season schedule was released monday and scott and i will analyze some marquee dates and talk about the warriors season ahead right after this hi i'm greg thomas travel editor at the san francisco chronicle and host of the wild west podcast cast if you like getting into the outdoors and exploring california wild west is a great listen tune into here exclusive interviews with the world's top adventure athletes like rock climber alex who came onto talk through his incredible free solo climbing el capitan in yosemite big part of the film is like the whole love story with my girlfriend and all that but i hadn't even met her when we started listening wherever you get your podcasts outcasts wild west welcome back to this week's episode of warriors awkward. I'm ron craig. Chick joined joined by legendary chronicle calmness scott osler scott. Thanks for joining us today. I'm glad to be here not a legend comparatively veritably linton right <hes> hey. We're going to talk about the warriors schedule which was released monday by the n._b._a. <hes> among the highlights it's eleven back to back games on back to back days only eleven times which is a significant. I think it was nineteen five years ago so the the n._b._a. He's trying to <hes> manage that thirty national t._v. Games not surprising given the warriors run here. I think they had twenty last year and thirty one the year before <hes> in some interesting matchups. Let's start with the three that i kind of highlighted in the story in <hes> in tuesday's chronicle <hes> the los angeles clippers with with kawhi leonard and paul george on october twenty fourth for the regular season opener at chase center which i believe is the first game in the city of san francisco first regular season game since one thousand nine hundred seventy one so do my math forty eight years ago a long time <hes> and then the rockets with where else russell westbrook and james harden on christmas day and the first visit a regular season visit from the lakers with lebron james and anthony davis on february eighth <hes> and those three teams seem to be the kind of marquee opponents in the west guy. What do you think about opening with the clippers and then having the rockets and lakers following. I think yeah my drive by it all those games. It's pretty exciting. It's kind of crazy. We got warriors fever so bad that <hes> when was the last time we sat around three months beforehand in august rachel oh yeah but those are fantastic games one of the like the rockets game and the lakers game to are going to be what i'll call the the revenge tour because there's some some teams especially those two teams that have kind of been beaten up over the years by the warriors especially the rockets. You know what they've knocked three times or something like that and they would. I just love to get back at the warriors not only get back in and get back at them and the new home court so those those teams are gonna come in super fired up so they'll be big. It's funny how the storylines reliance changed in the last few years it was the warriors on top of the mountain who can possibly knock them off and now it seems like everything going into this year is how vulnerable the warriors aren't. You're right down to only two stars with curry and and green although angela russell obviously gives them a a sidekick until klay thompson comes back yeah. I remember the first couple the seasons of this run at home. They're unbeatable. The warriors are understandable right and that's kinda change over the last couple of years at oracle and now it's shifted over to chase who knows you know. Are they gonna win any games at home. I don't know why i'm still trying to process when you said you know these teams have been beaten up by the warriors still flashback ten fifteen years ago when whereas beat up. Nobody and it's just remarkable how this has changed in the this run. They've had some fans appreciate it now but man fifteen twenty years from now when you look back on this five year period it's just amazing and all the young fans are just listen to this stuff like this shut up. He was always been no. Oh clue at all. That's why we remind exactly <hes> some other <hes> dates on the calendar. I wanted to highlight and get your thoughts. There's a a a series of eastern conference. Contenders who will visit san francisco the celtics on november fifteenth the bucks january eighth the raptors on march fifth the seventy the sixers on march seventh <hes> i certainly of those four i think all our legitimate contenders for the eastern conference championship to me the most entertaining from i'm a fan perspective would be the box with kumbo <hes> unfortunately we have to spell that in print <hes> and online but he he's really a unique player with that kind of lane and the way he drives to the basket <hes> i'm curious your thoughts on those eastern teams and maybe the entertainment value and the unique challenges they present yeah of those four probably the raptors strangely enough. It'd be at least brightening because they've lost their big guy. Brian is going to be the factor they were before but the me like you said milwaukee with honest and <hes> <hes> he's become he's becoming the musty guy. I think you know i. I still don't think he's good as durant you know i think he's still got a ways to go to to get pretty revealing. When kevin durant was quoted as saying he is the one guy he watches. You know he'll he'll. He'll make a point of watching box game for your. Maybe it's maybe it's because janas resembles durant in some ways but he really doesn't play like drain. It goes to the basket. Ask it a lot differently. He finishes with his left hand better than almost anybody i've ever seen he takes giant steps and you assume he's going up for some sort of right handed shot and then suddenly the ball shows up in his left hand. He's he's dunkin on you <hes> but the celtics yeah the celtics to and i i'm looking for the seventy sixers. I think they're going to be a huge powerhouse ben simmons and joel embiid in the boys so that's gonna be huge. Will you look at joel embiid and some of the numbers he's put up. I mean it gets a little overshadowed by why <hes> his teammates in the number of players good players they have but i mean he's the rare old school dominant center in low post player in in a in a in an era when it's all about spacing and shooting and and threes and he's a big time center. He's going to be a top ten m._v._p. Uh-huh that candidate going into the season i would think i would think top five really <hes> and if they like you said if they take that next step forward <hes> the celtics on november fifteenth. There's an early season game came to kinda circle on the calendar. <hes> i mean they have a lot of intriguing talent. <hes> jalen brown kids play cow. Who's really moving forward. I know is <hes> the u._s._a. Competing for the spot on the u._s._a. Team <hes> jason tatum and then they added kemba walker <hes> which might be almost as much production if not more more than kyrie irving and certainly a lot less drama and they obviously have a great coach brad stevens he's kind of the east coast <hes> steve kerr in some ways <hes> um whoa how how close are the celtics in your mind to competing with the bucks and the sixers for the eastern conference. I think they're sitting right there. Especially considering the coach kind of they just have a new revived feel kind of shaken at some of the the bad stuff and and moved on into a different <hes> different face so yeah. I think they're well. I wouldn't put them in the top two but <hes> but a strong seems like it's good for the league to. I know this probably makes me sound like an old guy again. It's is kind of good for the league when the celtics are good you know there's so much tradition history and the lakers lakers too. I mean yeah <hes> and i don't particularly like the salt. I mean i'm not i'm speaking as a fan of the game but <hes> just the history of of havlicek in you know bill russell and all the wait through larry bird and yeah a lot of west coast guy people fans hate the celtics for all those rivalries with the lakers understandably so well. That's the last vestige of my childhood fandom fandom because i was huge laker fan growing up growing up neal lane hated the celtics red our back and <hes> we were supposed to and i got to interview him when i was a young young reporter in and he was terrible guy and reinforced my hate for the for the celtics so sometimes the out the way yo. I'm gonna cling to that. If you don't mind understand okay <hes>. I do remember brad stevens when he was with butler. <hes> came to stanford. I covered a game and he was so impressive in the press conference much like her yeah in that. You'd you'd ask him a question and imagine this he'd actually look you. In the i think about the answer and give you a an on candid sort of thoughtful answer. Sometimes uh-huh went beyond basketball <hes> i remember he was talking about taking a run at stanford and how much he enjoyed the area and in now realized why we pay so much to live here <hes> one thing i want to ask you about this guy was eleven back to backs <hes> and it kind of raises again the point of the whole n._b._a. Schedule in eighty two games which i've contended for many years as have others. It's just ridiculously too long. Yeah and it's never gonna change obviously because there's too much money involved but i i give the n._b._a. As some credit that they've while acknowledging they're never gonna cut into their revenue. They have found ways to minimize the stress on players. <hes> i think it's still all too long and eleven back to backs is still too many but they have found a way to slowly try to guard against some of the fatigue and exhaustion. That's led. It's a lot of injuries. You look at last year a lot of big name players. What do you think about what the n._b._a. Has done and maybe what they what else they can do well. I like what they've done. I still think there's is room to our dream which would be ten or twelve games right or twenty right exactly maybe three or four maybe they'll consider doing doing that now. That would help somewhat. You'll pay for the lost revenue right exactly well. You know if all these guys lost let's say five percent of their revenue players and owners i they would still be able to afford to eat and stuff like that. They were still you're talking logically but you will never know but the fact is there only eleven back to back so that that is a warrior for your benefit benefits awards. Maybe more than any other team because of the extended schedule they've played every year for the last five actually six years gone deep deep deep and and and their core is getting a little older. You know steph isn't isn't twenty four anymore you know and use clay and draymond so it's that is definitely that that is definitely going to help the lawyers yeah no. That's a good point the words i think we calculated played more than one hundred games postseason games in the last five years basically more than an extra season in in this five year stretch and <hes> yes dapple turned thirty two i think during the season i think draymond even hits thirty in the spring yeah so it's definitely a factor couple of other <hes> <hes> dates to note <hes> december twentieth the pelicans in zion williamson make their first appearance only well no actually there in the west so possibly a second appearance later <hes> but their first appearance in san francisco on december twentieth and zion just another story line that it's really captivating given the way he dominated college basketball in his one year at duke and really a very distinctive player you never seen i've never certainly seen a guy that size is with the i mean <hes> charles barkley has been one comparison but charles barkley was six five six six six eight and he just zooms down the court jumps. They're not only very high but very quickly <hes>. What do you think about his game and how it might translate to the n._b._a. Would think we'd see somebody who is sort of bigger and more athletic than and lebron at his prime in some ways maybe but <hes> yeah i'm very excited to see him and also the fact he's kind of a mystery you know he went to the las vegas summer league and i think he played a half and he got into right side of the rest of none of us really know what <hes> what to expect from this guy so it'll be very interesting to see him. Yeah it makes the pelicans even after losing anthony davis kind of a fascinating <hes> team to follow also he's very athletic guy and he the kind of guy that could give the warriors are hard time see i. I would think i would think draymond would probably only take a shot at him but he's he's. He's stronger probably than dream on bigger <hes> so that would be <hes>. That'll be something to watch a couple of other <hes> notable stretches and the warriors schedule november december. They have a stretch of nine eleven games on the road in a twenty day span and not like west coast road games but a lot of easter is to cover off four time zones. That's going to be a potential pitt <hes> pitfall for them and then the most interesting stretch i thought was in march <hes> <hes> you know kind of when they could be making a playoff push either make the playoffs or to improve their seating is. I think we can all agree. They're probably not going to sail to the number. One seed this year as they have in the past <hes> there's a stretch of eight games where they play the raptors seventy sixers clippers and nets at home and then the bucks raptors pacers an pistons on the road. All eight of those teams made the playoffs this past season so that's gonna be a telling stretch as the warriors. Try to push for the playoffs and play a a lot of the best teams in the league. Yeah what do you think about what that will tell us about. The warriors are already telling us something that they're not what they used to be not what they were last year and the year before and basically five years that they're vulnerable and that <hes> that every game you know used to be. This'll be a pretty big game. You know the cavaliers are coming to town but you would expect the warriors to win now. It's just that that stuff is not <hes>. It's not a given so that's going to be huge. Stretch also the fact that early in the season and you know they they're kind of road heavy the first <hes> about three weeks so they're pretty road heavy team and iron some people talking yesterday saying that that would be good because then towards the end the season it might be home heavy and when they're searching for the playoffs but i'm not sure that's the case i i you know for the warriors this year. Everyone is going to be big then. They're not gonna have any throwaway away games and they can just rest five guys in this game and they need all the wednesday can get so early. Wednesday could be tough being on the road that much i would argue from a fan's perspective given in in our role as journalists. It could make the regular. It should make the regular season a lot more compelling because let's face it the last few years there's been some drama maybe about whether they'd get the number one seed but now there's going to be drama about potentially just whether they make the playoffs and even if they're say there in the middle of the pack whether they're therefore cedar five seat well. That's a big difference. You get playoff homecourt advantage in the first round and if klay thompson comes back in the second second half of the year they could be a very different very dangerous team as a four seat five seats succeed <hes> so it's going to be <hes> a lot of storylines hey wanna uh-huh very exciting is when their first home win is because let's say they lose one or two or their first three at home so then it's gonna start building. Oh my god they moved into this new gym and they can't win. They're and they're obviously not going to have a powerhouse team out of the gate so you know one of the word is gonna win their first game at home well. That's the last thing i wanted to ask you about was chased center veteran what kind of effect you expect it to have <hes> we've all seen what happened with the forty niners moving from candlestick to leave is not nearly the raucous atmosphere <hes> <hes> and oracle obviously very well known for its raucous atmosphere and its volume. What do you think about the center and how it will affect the on-court action warriors yeah. That's going to be very interesting one thing that there's so many aspects of that but just briefly the something like the acoustics because the warriors have gone out of their way. They've been aware of this for years like oh. Oh my god we're going to move in and everyone's saying now the rich people aren't going to cheer like they did at like the poor people supposedly where people at the last guy and so they've gone either way to make it acoustically more more of a crazy house they kind of put a lower ceiling in and so forth so that'll be interesting and the whole the whole dynamics how the players here's react <hes> i think the players i think the warriors are going to have some pride in their new arena and so they're going to kind of come up busting and that'll be a factor because they want to they don't want to do with the forty understood it levi's right and so i think it's that's going to be a huge ongoing storylines. How right how the warriors are going to chase yeah. There's a lot out of a lot of subplots and story lines. Follow will scott. Thanks very much for joining us. I'm wears off court. <hes> appreciate your time all right run and again. This has been wrong krawczyk nick filling in for our beat writer attornal taking his annual sabbatical <hes> thanks very much for listening thanks to alan johnston producing and we'll see you next time on warriors off court of course part of the san francisco chronicle podcast network. Audrey cooper is the editor in chief. It'd be like this show. We'd love if you subscribe to it. Where ever you get your podcast. If you've got a minute to give us a quick review that helps us build our audience who can keep growing support warriors off and a lot of great journalism with a subscription to the san francisco chronicle there are print and digital editions find out more at s._f. Chronicle dot com slash subscribe.

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Millions in China due to return to work despite coronavirus outbreak

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Millions in China due to return to work despite coronavirus outbreak

"This is the global news podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Jackie Leonard and in the early hours of Monday the tenth of February these are main stories. Millions of people in China are about to return to work after the Lunar New Year break that was extended due to the corona virus. The Irish Nationalist Party Shin Fain has demanded wanted a role in the Dublin government after early election results indicated a breakthrough following decades on the fringes of politics and thousands of mourners in Thailand. The land have held a vigil for victims of a rogue soldier. Now known to have killed twenty nine people also in this podcast. I love it to zinc. Now I must say I am afraid more than than when I've done my the Italian soprano Mirella Freni who has died died at the age of eighty four. Millions of people in China are preparing to go back to work after the Lunar New Year. Ed break which was extended to try to curb the break of the new corona virus but many factories and offices have been ordered to stagger their working hours to limit. It's the number of people in public places. The virus has claimed more than eight hundred lives in China exceeding the number killed by the SARS outbreak. Nearly twenty years ago our Beijing correspondent John Sudworth has been gauging the mood in the capital. It's lends him festival traditionally marked with a lavish TV gala. But this year there's not an audience member incite every seat is empty. The fear of of contagion is every we've fever checkpoints that which temperatures taken it almost every and with China's army of migrants now returning to the city's after the extended Lunar New Year holiday companies are being told to stagger their arrival and encourage those who can to work from from home but the UK Ambassador to China Dame. Barbara Woodward tells me that continued uncertainty means all Britain's still being advised to leave China. We're currently seeing a number of infections. Double every four to five days. We don't know what implications that has. We've seen the Chinese put in place. Local transport measures some cities and towns have been closed down high speed rail. So it's getting more difficult to leave China. If that's what people plan to do we know the evacuation flights is got out of him. Are we confident now that most people who wanted to get out from the epicenter of managed we have not got everybody out. We we know that unfortunately to people failed temperature checks early this morning. They've had to go back into Wuhan. And we are in touch with them and we'll try and support put them to get them onto another country's flight. The Manson festival has brought with it a glimmer of good news over the past. I four days official figures suggest. The rate of increase in infections may be slowing. That report was by John. Onside worth in China. The political landscape in Ireland has been transformed by a surge in support for the Nationalist Party. Shin Fain in the general election initial results appear to bear out Saturday nights exit. Poll suggesting that the party's share of the popular vote. Much thought of its two biggest rivals. Finagle and Fiona Foil Shin Feigns leader. Mary Lou McDonald said it was not sustainable for them to rule out going into coalition with her party correspondent Kris page has been at the main counting centre in Dublin while few results have been officially officially declared Xinfeng candidates are already celebrating. What set to be a huge breakthrough for decades to parties? Broadly in the political center. Fina fall and fina gale. hovel wasting ahead of the rest. But the Tallis centers are showing that three party. Politics has arrived Xinfeng in the running to take the most first preference votes because because it's field that fewer candidates than its rivals. It isn't likely the end up with most seats. When the long and complex counting processes finished new party is expected to win a new majority? Not In the Irish parliament's fina gale which is led by the prime minister. Leo Vodka has ruled going into coalition with Champagne. So too has the leader Fina. Full Me Hold Martin. You shouldn't fin president. Mary McDonald said there'd been a revolution at the ballot box in her party. Supporters deserve the voice governments Dow success the exclusion of excluding our tirkey. Aparecida does represents now although the actress I think that's is demanding demand during the campaign. Fina Gilan Fina Fall pointed to Sh- infants links to the IRA during the conflict in Northern Ireland's but Xinfeng emphasized its role in the peace process and its focus on left wing. Economic Policies. Seems to have worked. Counting will continue negotiations to form an administration will be anything but straightforward it. Forward Chris Page in Ireland. Switzerland has had laws banning discrimination on the basis of race and religion since nineteen ninety-five but until now that protection has not been extended to gay lesbian bisexual. People on Sunday those Swiss voters took part in a referendum and just over sixty three eighty percent of those who voted back to move to do so which is also supported by the government and most of the country's political parties and Rawson Buzzer a director of the Swiss Slepian Organization welcomed result. The whole ticket targets weakness loss of today's Day. Not only that yes. We've been pretty clear yes ask. It shows that Switzerland really stands behind gays lesbians and bisexuals and it also gives us momentum for the next one which is marriage for all the protection action of all families are correspondent imaging. Folks told us how the vote would affect the lives of the LGBT community in Switzerland. It means that under law they he will be protected against verbal and physical abuse and against discrimination. And I think the most important thing you need to take out of this thing is is that the gay community says this will make a huge difference in the run up to this vote. They had pointed to a spate of attacks recently on openly gay couples and they said we need the sign. We need to feel protected and accepted in our own country. And today you heard Ana Rosa they. They are very pleased. Not Just my yes. Vote by the scale of the support. They weren't expecting over sixty percent in the inveigle over sixty three and what source of opposition had there been. Obviously it wasn't reflected in vote. But what sort of resistance had there been to the change well. The resistance was led largely by the in writing Swiss People's Party and some evangelical Christian groups. They have two arguments to make one that the law would perhaps introduced censorship. People wouldn't be able to be free to express their own opinions in private conversation or to make off color jokes if you like into that particular churches who really as they would put it prioritize the marriage of a man and a woman would find themselves being asked to welcome same same sex couples. They argued that clearly. There's arguments did not find favour and again the scale of the vote in favor of the of this new law. Aw shows I think that Swiss public opinion is really going in a very different direction nowadays. So is the public support for same sex marriage now. Well it's going through parliament again like this law been recommended by the government and is going through parliament the indications are that given today's vote at this will also find favour but it may be that once again opponents will gather enough signatures to force the Swiss back to the ballot box to approve. What their government and parliament has already approved so it could be that you know? Parliament approved same sex marriage. But we have to wait another couple of years for a referendum to prove it but it certainly coming that was imaging folks in Switzerland. Iran says it launched changed satellite into space but that it failed to reach orbit as planned. The country's space programme is opposed by the United States. which believes it's a cover for the development of missiles on Johnston reports? The Iranians have talked of their success in managing to get the satellite into space. But they admit things. Things didn't go as planned. The satellite didn't go into orbit so the mission failed just as Iran's previous attempts last year was was also unsuccessful but the Americans are still likely to be uneasy. They worry that the rockets Iran uses to hurl a satellite into space could be adapted to carry a nuclear warhead. The Iranians deny they want to acquire atomic weapons. Alan Johnston and staying with space matters and the sun. It is the source of life on Earth as well as a potential threat. But there's still plenty we don't know about it in the house. House of Monday morning a probe will be launched into space to get up close and personal with the beating heart of our solar system the European Space Agency's solar orbiter that will get close enough to take photos. Detect the powerful storms that can suddenly flare up professor Mark Corcoran of Isa has been telling James Menendez small one of the key things that we really don't understand about the sun is how it actually operates on the inside that we know that is nuclear fusion. Deepen the very core in that heat and light leaks out over hundreds of thousands of years. But there's also very strong magnetic field in the sun and that actually helps create a storm particles nichols which then rise from the surface of the sun and impact the earth days later and that connection what we call space weather can impact electrical power stations. Is it can impact the weight radio. TV and other things work so correct. You know quite a critical thing to understand and the only way you can really do that is with this. Isa Nasa Soda Roba orbiter to go close enough to the sun to feel the solar wind streaming past the spacecraft before it will get turbulent messed up by the time it reaches the earth so it's quite a complex complex set of instruments on board to study the sun up close and personal. And how is it GonNa do that. Given how destructive all that heat and energy can be. How's it going to get close enough without getting too close will be using the earth and Venus to Slingshot US closer into the center of the solar system that let's get to within forty two million kilometers of the sun? Roughly a quarter of the distance that we are here on the earth that then brings attendant issues with how hot it's going to be. It's going into up to five hundred degrees Centigrade on one side of the spacecraft at the closest approach son my other sides can be minus two hundred degrees because it's facing the cold of space and that's a really complicated technical engineering challenge which has taken us a long time to solve. Basically it means a big heat shield on one side which is isolating all the instruments instruments in computers in electronics on the other side from the heat of the sun on. That's very interesting technology which actually strangely enough involves Charred animal bones which have been embedded embedded into the front surface of the heat shields. That it's extremely black absorbed. He'd is very robust against all the particles streaming from the sun. But yeah it's it's a very complicated challenge but hopefully within we've got everything ready so on top of the rocket in America ready to go professor Mark Corcoran of the European Space Agency. It still to come in this podcast. Let's remind the fact is that this instrument is very rare. It's it's not like a guitar or violin that you see a shot and by molly has demanded compensation from the United States after accusing US customs of destroying a rare Instrument belonging to a traditional musician to Thailand now. And you'll remember in the last edition of the Global News. PODCAST all cars. We were getting news of a mass shooting. Once it was over we knew that twenty nine people were dead and on Sunday a vigil was held. Aw Aw chanting of Buddhist monks were among thousands who gathered in con- Nurture Seema to honor those who were murdered in the shooting spree which began at a military camp and ended at a huge shopping center. More than fifty others were injured in the attack by an army officer our Asia Pacific regional editor. Michael Bristow told us more. This vigil took place in the main square of Nikon Ratchasima. Where just twenty four? I I was previously. There'd been a scene of carnage real contrast. It was very calm. There was a stage where monks dressed in robes chanted prayers and and mostly people sat in front thousands of people just listening. Some down. Notes of condolences laid flowers. But many just Sat there and listened in silence and essentially what they wanted to do was come along and just expressed their horror at what had happened. And this is what a couple of them had to say this Salak who in my opinion. I'm wondering how many people like this a living amongst us. I feel sorry everyone feels sorry in In fact in a Buddhist country this kind of crisis should not have happened. Not only in court but in the whole of Thailand and won't what have we learned Mickey about the motive of the gunman all still not sure of the exact details but it appears that the gunman a junior officer sergeant major at had. Some kind of argument was involved in some kind of deal with his commanding officer. And there'd been an argument it was about the sale deliver a house and in fact we believe that The commanding officer was one of the first people to be shot at a house where this woman had gone to first first of all earlier on Sunday the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayer Geno CIA actually gave few details about the nature of this argument went. That'll be a guy that's all the time w sincere. Thorough investigations have found that the government had a personal conflict about an agent's fee in a land buying business us with his senior officer and his mother in law. They argued for three days. No one thought it would turn violent. This incident lasted full. Eighteen eighteen hours before it was concluded and there was an awful lot of uncertainty and long lulls while people trying to work out what was going to happen next. Just remind us how it it was concluded well. It was ended by a Thai forces who managed to isolate the gunman in the basement of the shopping center. where it killed most people? It was in a supermarket they managed to catch me fired back. They fide and killed him. But as you say we're getting details details. Now of the people who are hundreds of people really were trapped inside the supermarket at the time. This was going on because of course they didn't know where the gunman was. They didn't know if it was safe to come out. So you've got stories of people are barricaded themselves inside. Toilets weapon of Toilet dos to close the main door wedge it close you you see videos of other people dash into shops as shutters. Comedown other people locking themselves in storerooms and as I say not really not knowing when to come out Until they got word from the authorities a lot of them got word of a mobile phones at that it was safety on the first law so then they made it out and just I fled as quickly as it possibly could. That was Michael. Bristow as we record this podcast. Much of western Europe is being battered by a storm front. That's has been causing severe travel disruption in Britain. This was the beginning of the lunchtime weather forecast on television. Good afternoon kind of escaped your notice by now the UK. I is taking a battering from storm. Care the metaphysics has an amber warning out for England and Wales for severe gales and we're already seeing widespread disruption in the the UK winds gusting it up to one hundred twenty kilometers. An hour brought trees down onto train tracks and power lines causing cancellations and powercuts. Flights were cancelled sold in France Belgium and the Netherlands in Germany. Where the storm is called? Sabine a high speed rail network was halted but the high winds proved to be keun for one group of passes early on Sunday morning. A British Airways flight from New York to London broke the record for the fastest subsonic flight. Across host the Atlantic. It hurtled across the ocean writing powerful tailwind in just four hours and fifty six minutes more than an hour a quicker. The Normal James Menendez Spec to one of the passengers David Hill. I had had a dinner and I checked out the the flat screen with A. AH The airline map to see where we were and I was astonished. We were already two thirds of the way over. I could discern that there was a slightly washy feeling if that's a technical term a little bit like being on a on a roller coaster or when you coming out of a tunnel with the wind you back and I I lay down for what felt like a few minutes and then the lights came on and we were preparing to land. I wasn't much of a snooze. And what about what he did. Land What did the captain have have anything to say at that point when we landed? It was quite evident that we had been on a rather extraordinary fly because people were Turning on their phones look at their watches scratching their heads and looking puzzled And then the captain came over the Tannoy and sit. Yes you'll be happy to know you've been partly what is the fastest transatlantic subsonic flight in history and said what what does that mean is. He said well apart from Concord. You've been on. The fastest fastest flight was a bit of a mumbling that everyone started cheering and it was a round of applause. Everyone felt pretty chuffed and as we trooped into the customs hall won't have the feeling that we're a little earlier than expected because that we caught them by surprise I think we were eighty minutes faster than the normal flight so it was really the start of Heathrow's Day. Yes sir. Everyone was sort of asleep. Probably got to their desks. So that posts Sunday by that stage. Yeah exactly I I think people are also rechecking the boarding cards. No doubt to keep them as mementos. Because I think you know everyone likes being part of a world record when not all you sane bolts and if Larry impera motto ugliness from Wagner. Rage's can be part of a world record It's something to to hold onto every cloudy. That was David Red Hill on the flight. That now holds the record for the fastest subsonic flight across the Atlantic. The government of Molly has demanded compensation from the United States dates after a famous molly and musician accused. US Customs officers of destroying his traditional instruments. A Kora Bala Cases Soco discovered it had been damaged beyond repack as Richard. Hamilton explains but Cora is a twenty one string traditional loot that has become archetypal of west Africa and Baloch Aces Soco. Applying here is one of its greatest exponents. He had been on a tour of the United States but when he landed in Paris last week he opened his instrument. Herman case to find that the core had been taken apart with its neck strings bridge and amplification system removed. He said he also found a note. From Customs agents saying intelligence security saves time but he wondered if they would have dead dismantle a Stradivarius Violin. He told the BBC his instrument was impossible to replace fifty a share. Them Bishop The fact is that this instrument is very rare. It's not like a guitar or violin that you see in a shop and buy an instrument that was custom made and modified for me. I'm I'm very very angry about this. Because there's been absolutely no respect when you see something like this. You must respect. It really. Did the American in Transportation Security Administration or TSA has denied. Its agents opened the case but Molly's culture minister and Gye Ramatullah yellow. Hello issued a statement saying the incident had caused immense cultural damage. She added that. It was an unprovoked and sad. Active aggression under reflection action of a kind of cultural ignorance. Racism that she said is taking over in so many parts of the world the report by Richard Hamilton. As we record this podcast the ninety second Oscar ceremony Germany is getting underway in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards tend to be about GLITZ and glamour but in recent years in America choosing the best films directors and performers has become. I'm caught up with much bigger issues. Diversity and the representation of women for example our arts correspondent will dump sat down with the legendary director. Spike Lee he. He was asked what he made of. This year's Oscar. Nominations wasn't like last year and I said this last year that don't expect six African Americans. The Win Oscars next year. So I it's feast or famine and it's GonNa be it's GonNa be a struggle and the struggle continues a to do so. I'm happy to be here. I'm presented a sheer and we'll see what happens. Why is it a struggle? Why does it continue to be a struggle because power? He's not give up power easily. The Bible go way back. You know power is not just give up power because says can indicate Eddie Quality. It just doesn't happen like that if you're in charge hypothetical question. What would you do that with? The cabinet's doing now isn't there opening up the voters the membership the membership is much more diverse than it was way back so it's not going to change change overnight but it's changing and I think they're doing a good job but it goes back toward cabinet goes to the studios the gatekeepers these individuals that run run it. They decide what we're making WHO's director who's right as we started and we see more diversity amongst the gatekeepers did have a great effect amongst the Oscars is happening at the moment. The gatekeepers right. No no how do you change that. Well I think that s come down a two dollars and cents that the movie good always is become much more diverse. And you not serve this audience you lose money you know when you walked out last year during the ceremony. Where do you go I never left? They said there was some story that I tried to leave. But they'd let me. That did not happen. I went back and took a brief. The water important important they are. I mean people's careers have been changed by awards of more money. More prestige better scripts all types of stuff there. Here's the thing thing though. Do you think these deals with spend the hundreds of millions of dollars. They do on a campaigns if they didn't matter right this is a business. How would is a business? Art Doesn't always come ahead of business. And what is that Hollywood business like at the moment you know post me to and all the rest of it is it changing. Was it same old same old. It's the same old thing maybe dressed up differently of what is changes that they'll make us have more to one place to go. Do you as a filmmaker somebody who's grown up imbued in the sense of going to a fish to watch a movie. Do you worry worry about the future of cinema in terms of that shared experience. Yes and more Scorsese. My friend my meant that we've talked about this but what you have to make difficult choices by new fill. The five bloods was having turned down all the studio's doodles Netflix. Did it. I it disturbs me very deeply when I see people wash films on their phone has it changed change the way you think as a filmmaker the sort of way you make no not at all. I'm not shooting my feel for Simas. uh-huh that for screen on a phone not doing it. At least not yet. Direct to spike Lee speaking to our arts correspondent respondent will go pats and finally the world famous Italian Soprano Mirella Freni has died at the age of eighty four. She was born in Modena. Nineteen thirty five and was a childhood friend of Luchino poverty speaking to the BBC's Desert Island disc program in nineteen seventy seven. She said they the Chad the same wet nurse in the tobacco factory with their mothers worked. My mother-in-law powder this mothers they work together in the manufactory like and they are really really really friends. And sometimes I joke with low Chano. No no I say Lucia. No you drink too much milk. Morella ready made her stage debut in Modena when she was just nineteen in bs as is all pro common. She was asked on desert island discs. Whether she'd been nervous not the toll really. I I wait the moment to go on. Stage got to sing a hybrid so many friends and gallery no all the parents and they send then meet many flowers. I was really excited and and I love to sing now I must say I am literally frayed. More more than than than when I've done my my vote for any went on to enjoy along and successful career singing of vast repertoire of roles from operas by Verdi Puccini Mozart Anti Kofsky until she retired in two thousand and five at the age of seventy here. She is singing from Puccini's opera. Janis Kiki the voice of Mirella Freni. Who has died aged eighty four? And that's it for now but there will be an updated version of global news. podcast later if you'd like to comment on this one all the topics we've covered deeply sent an email. 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Fears as Coronavirus outbreak worsens

"This is the global news podcast from the BBC. World Service Valerie Sanderson and in the areas of Wednesday the twenty sixth of February. These are our main stories. As areas in the north of Italy show the highest number of Corona Virus Infections in Europe the authorities. There insist that travel remains safe. European Union ministers have approved guidelines for negotiating a post brexit trade deal with the UK. The Israeli government announces plans to build thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in a highly sensitive part of the occupied West Bank also in this podcast areas when Muslims Hindus have for centuries lived side by side have erupted in violence inviting in the Indian capital. Delhi has spread to new parts of the city and Australia. Police have called in animal catches to wrangle a troop of baboons saint running from a hospital in Kampe down. But why where the baboons making a break for freedom for weeks efforts to tackle the spread of the corona virus have been concentrated on China and Southeast Asia but now other regions of the world are trying to deal with the disease which so far has affected more than eight hundred thousand people and killed at least two thousand seven hundred here in Europe Spain. Switzerland and Croatia vol confirmed their first cases of corona virus but the most badly affected country on the continent is Italy the government they're announce special measures of the weekend to lock down the areas northern initially which have been affected. No on there is able to leave without special permission. But the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppi Conti has been trying to allay fears is a safe country and a country where you can travel freely and come for tourism there are some. Let's say a few. Maybe very limited areas the moment we've had to impose restrictions on the movement of people remaining territory. You can travel safely correspondent Bethany. Bail is in Milan and she described the situation where she is life his going on as normal in many ways in Milan and the city although various big tourist attractions like the Duomo Cathedral have been closed. Milan fashion week has been restrictions on that. So people are very much aware of this. You see people in the streets with face masks on shops running out of things like hand gel but the more difficult situation is a little bit further to the southeast. From here that cluster of towns where people have been quarantined. That's a situation that some affecting about fifty thousand people and it really depends on who you speak to here. There are some people who say these measures are disproportionate. Other people who say no the the authorities perhaps moved too slowly. We need to do everything we can to try and contain the spread of this. But generally I think a sense of uncertainty is an effective lockdown. I mean as far as we could see there. Were police at the main roads around these areas. It's not the kind of military lockdown. The place we saw in places like China so it's not as stringent as that. This will have been a meeting today. By the ministers of health of of Italy's neighboring countries including Austria France and Switzerland also from nearby countries like Germany. They met in Rome and they said that they were committed to taking a common position on this emergency that they wanted to keep open borders. They said closing borders at the moment would be disproportionate an ineffective measure and that they would be sharing as much information for travelers and people facing the risk of possible infection as possible. Bethany bail in Milan. The Indian capital Delhi has experienced. Its worst violence in decades as writing between opponents and supporters of a controversial citizenship law spread to new parts of the city critics of the legislation. Say IT discriminates against Muslims. At least ten people have been killed and about one hundred fifty injured. Many of them police. The riots coincided with President Donald Trump's first official visit to India you GITA Lemay reports from de for a second day mobs of men have roamed the streets of North East Delhi setting shops homes and vehicles on fire shouting aggressive slogans throwing stones and in some places even firing guns areas when Muslims and Hindus have FA- centuries lived side by side have erupted in violence what began as clashes over. India's new citizenship law have descended into religious riots. The legislation grants amnesty to non Muslim illegal immigrants from three neighboring countries and was one of the election promises of the ruling hindu-nationalist BJP potty anger and fear have grouped the tiny Ling's of one of Delhi's most densely populated areas. You didn't get your little. Little Barakaat is a Muslim man whose home was burned down by a Hindu mob. He can barely hold back. Tears as he recounts how he and his family escaped. We jumped from roof to roof. He says now less than a mile away a group of Hindu men granted the police. The Muslims are shooting. Toss the throwing stones. Please do something. They shouted the number of dead. Any jide is rising. An India's government is being criticized for not doing enough to contain violence your guitar. La- my reporting the European Union has agreed it's negotiating position ahead of talks with the United Kingdom on a future trading agreement following the UK's departure from the block post brexit. New rules have to be worked out for areas including trade policing criminal justice defense and security the E. U.'s. Leading negotiator Michel Barnier reminded Britain. That it could not expect the benefits. The country enjoyed as a member can expect high quality access to the single market if it did not prepared to accept guarantees. That competition remains open. I'm fair free and fair. There must be robust. Level playing field safeguards to avoid unfair competitive advantages Brussels correspondent Kevin Connolly outlined the. Eu's negotiating position would be eased. Physician has always been that it is prepared to offer very ambitious trae Dale to the UK but in return for certain pretty strict conditions which I think Britain mice during the course of negotiations rather struggle with so Michel. Barnier today wasn't pains to say that the EU has got two big issues which it sees as inextricably linked to any future trade agreement that's access to fishing waters and also requirement that the British sign up to what's called level playing field provisions and that's essentially the EU looking for a guarantee that the UK wouldn't use its new status as a non member state to have lower worker protections lower environmental standards and therefore undercut competitive businesses in Europe. The British. You're going to see those as pretty stiff conditions especially fishing which is particularly big part of the British economy but which is seen as enormously important emotional symbolic issue in terms of national independence and where is the UK starting from because they seem to want something like Canada's style agreement don't they which has zero tariffs only think there are a couple of tariffs hidden away somewhere in the background of the candidature agreement. But essentially it's about free trade meaning no tariffs and no quotas. That's what the U K would like and it doesn't really accept the E. U.'s negotiating stunts. Which is those sorts of deals are only available to Britain if there are pretty strict conditions and Michelle? Obama explains the difference between Britain and Canada essentially in terms of geography. The the E says look Britain is too big it's close and it's too integrated into the e U to just have a simple free trade agreement. That's why the European side is going to argue that it needs a deal on fisheries needs a dealer level playing field standards so that the UK doesn't have an unfair advantage from being a previous member states. So I think that is where the tension is going to come in the coming year of talks and of course Michel Barnier also said there's not very much time and that's because the British want to get all this done in a year Kevin Connolly in Brussels the Israeli prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to build three thousand five hundred new homes for Jewish settlers in highly sensitive part of the occupied West Bank Allen Johnson reports. Mister Netanyahu said he'd given instructions to start the planning process for the building work in an area known as easy one near Jerusalem this being strong international opposition to such a project in the past critics. Say It would cut the West Bank into diminishing the chances of ever creating a viable Palestinian state there. But Mister Netanyahu's initiative will please those Israelis who favors settlement expansion and their support will be important to the prime minister in next week's election. Alan Johnston reporting Turkish reinforcements are continuing to pour into Syria's opposition stronghold of As the ground defensive by Syrian government forces and their allies continues. Turkey is already home to three and a half million Syrian refugees and its government is determined to stop more fleeing there in an effort to gain Western support to stop the offensive. The leader of the White Helmets Civil Defence Force raid. Al Saleh has arrived in London to meet government officials. He told our correspondent. Mike Thompson about the reality. He left behind in it live. None of the head of the Sun Moon Are after all these years of this tragedy. There aren't enough words that can accurately describe the catastrophe that is happening there. There is no shelter dinner. He's no heating available. People are burning their old clothes and we have scores of elderly people and children who died because of the cold. The White Helmets are regarded by the Damascus. Regime has terrorists so are your people fleeing to not who We have around thousand volunteers who have already fled to the Turkish border whether the regime describes this as terrorist or not is irrelevant because it is the regime itself which is carrying out terrorist attacks against us. What is the main work white helmet volunteers concentrating on now because rescuing people from bombed homes has been the mainstay but of course many people and how intense the situation hasn't changed but what is different? Is that the tragedy has got worse and so I will work now. Is Divided on three fronts. We still evacuating people but we are also trying to find shelter for them. Turkey's president at one has pledged to push back Syrian government forces. If they continue with this offensive. Do you think that is going to happen? He said that's by the end of the month. How a shower? What the Syrian people are trying to find is a safe haven and for the past nine years. The international community hasn't done enough to protect them. So what the Turkish leadership is doing is welcome because they're trying to help civilians go back to their homes. And that's all the Syrian people. Want eight safety. You've come here to London to try and get help. Who are you going to be speaking to? What help exactly are you wanting to get? How can we have good relations with the British government which has been supporting the White Helmets for so many years? And we're grateful for that but that kind of support is not enough. Would he had to put pressure on politicians anti-british government so that they can find an end to this strategy and a different support other than just financial? We need political support. Otherwise the study will not finish. It's been the suggestion of imposing a no fly zone over that something you'll be pushing a hawker. It's probably too late now. For this kind of suggestion we've been suggesting no fly zones for many. Yes but nobody ever listened to us if they had thousands of civilian lives would have been saved and thousands of people wouldn't have had to flee their homes if the international community is serious. They should look at this suggestions and implement immediately not. Just talk about them. Do you think Britain and the EU all serious. Because many people I've spoken to in Italy have really given up. Hope of any significant help from the outside world. How people turn loan you that. You'll you won't find a single Syrian including myself who has any belief in what the West now says because that hope has completely gone what we need now are serious deeds and serious work to put an end to this strategy under streams of refugees. Refugees want to go back home as soon as possible. They don't want statements. They don't want prayers. They want deeds followed by real work and implementation but if everybody in inland leaving yourself have given up. Hope of help from the outside. Why are you here? They said they're coming here. We are planning to go to either capitals. This is a last attempt by us to revive. Steve What is our last cry to save Syria from his tragedy right L. Saleh the leader of the White Helmets in Syria. Still to come in this podcast. After the daughter of one of Hollywood's most successful directors answers. She's going to start making Soto sex videos. We hear the thoughts of two other parents with children in the porn industry. Now could the world smelly fruit be used to charge your phone while yes and quickly according to a new study from Australia but not exactly growing batteries on trees a Stephanie. Prentice explains scientists at the University of Sydney have taken the inedible cause of tropical fruit heated. Then freeze dried it and used it to create. No not an exciting cocktail garnish but an Arrow Gel. Imagine something that looks and feels like a very light sponge inside. The sponge is a vast surface area which can then be filled with an electrolyte just like a normal battery. The average L. then becomes a critical part of an energy storing device known as a super capacitor to fruits in question all the degree in which looks like a spiky pineapple and is known for its terrible smell which the research is in the study. I can to festering roadkill the jack fruits found on one of the world's biggest trees usually in Southeast Asia. The unlikely energy sources can actually charge faster than a normal battery at times due to their structure. An ideal use for them harvesting energy from braking systems in electric. 'cause which can then be transferred back to the standard battery if needed in a hurry basically. They're really good at charging quickly and then discharging energy quickly but lack longevity of a standard battery science professor. Brian Dhabi from the University of Manchester. Told me about the environmental benefits of the technology. This is a waste product so if you can make use of a waste product that's spectacularly useful because normally you would use to make these originals would use probably use oil petroleum products from the ground or possibly ta coming from coal and so of course this would be a renewable source. We wouldn't be using something where there was carbon locked up in the earth's which would contribute to global warming during extraction around the world studies in other countries have used Rice husks. Tofu and even garlic to charge devices like smartphones. Maybe even one day we could be using an apple. Stephanie Prentice Reporting Kenya is banning the commercial slaughter of donkeys which are being killed for their skins and body parts and then sold on to China an estimated a thousand donkeys every day been slaughtered to date and the government says. This must stop within a month. Our reporter Peter Mon- Gangi told me more than two reasons. One is the donkey meat and the second reason. Is that donkeys in now. The Yankees in is boiled to produce an element called Gallatin and this is an essential ingredient in any state Nee Health Foods and traditional medicine so it's popular because of that medicinal value and the demand is extraordinary isn't it? How is it affecting Kenya's donkey population so in the last four years the donkey population has really gone down in Kenya? Especially because the Kenyan government entered into an agreement with the Chinese government which allowed for business people from Kenya to be able to export danke products to China and that has really driven the demand up into a distant for example when the Fast Abbot was introduced in the county. The price of one adult donkey was just twenty. Us doughnuts in now it has gone up four times and Kenya's ban on slaughter that's following other African countries isn't it yes indeed but Kenya as we speak appears to have been one of the countries that had made big steps. It's the only country with in Africa with four bedrooms for dunking meet other countries in just one or two and member that in African Muniz in Africa donkey meat is not It's not about to really damage apart from even The business site some of the communities feel like these things should not be going on in their communities thought there has been anti sentiments from communities that we do not want this to continue. Peter Munk Anki the phrase Steven Spielberg's daughter has been one of the top Google searches in the last few hours. That's because the daughter of one of Hollywood's most successful directors as reportedly said she'll start making solo sex videos. Some report suggests that Steven Spielberg is supportive of his daughter. Michaela's decision while others suggest. He's embarrassed and concerned. So what's it like? Being a parent of a porn star issue lives in Wisconsin. Katie in Florida. Both their daughters work in the industry we started by asking. Katie. What she says her daughter does. I would say my daughter does adult entertainment. There's so many different aspects of Orange now eight like when I went to visit her. We went around running around in the woods through rivers and streams taking pictures of our feet. So there's like a lot of different types so I wouldn't really call it just porn because it's not porn that you think of like old fashioned porn. It's totally different today. Unleash what about you? We'll do you save. That's that is exactly correct. We talk about that. Often porn has evolved into such a different industry than what you considered back in the seventies and eighties when nattily mean would slink into a video store and buy stuff at the back of the room and hide and sneak out with the video. Now it's so completely different domain during that I mean we say porn industry or adult entertainment. But we're pretty open with it unless somebody we don't want to know necessarily what they do then we just say she. She does modeling. She does modeling. If we're trying to keep it on the down low but for the most part were pretty open about it so it doesn't really matter Cato. Start with you but how will you both when your respective daughters? I said this is what I'm going to do. This is the career going to embark upon. What was your first reaction different now. It's very difficult to understand exactly what they're doing. My daughter does everything from home. She has her own studio. She does everything on her own all her filming everything so it a little difficult to understand it. I so I I was like worried about her. What's involved what are you going to do? You know things like that but then as I learned more about what she does. It's amazing the work that she puts into this the knowledge that she has to have a of the Internet in all of it is just incredible. So they've got exact. Yeah Yeah Amazing. Girls go and take their clothes off. And that's all they do all day long and that that'll be fifteen minutes of the day and then they spend four and five hours a day doing promotions and being online and working as the doing office work more than they're doing anything with their clothes off exactly exactly. They have to be their own promote promoters. They have to be doing everything that you would do. They're doing editing. They're doing set design. They're doing makeup and having to buy their own clothing and do this. They do everything from start to finish. And then Oh then they take their clothes off for fifteen twenty minutes so huge process it really is and like. I got involved with my daughter. At one point. She was doing a question and answer alive. Question answer video so went to visit her. She gives him when you do this with me. These these people have questions so we sat down and we did that. You know I mean there's so many different aspects of it and do only if you have any sense of worry or embarrassment Steven Spielberg and some of the reports around this talking about the situation with his daughter. There are some suggesting that he is embarrassed and concerned. Do you still have any of those feelings. Aleisha I don't for the larger part we're live. We live in a very small town so I do tend to keep things on the download here. I also have an underage daughter so we tend to not promote things. Oh yes my daughter's a porn star. We don't do that here in town but at the same time on the world enlarge no. I'm not embarrassed at all. Most of the people in our family know what she does in the world. I'm not embarrassed. No I'm not. I help her setup scenes always on the lookout for outfits. You know if I'm out shopping I'll be sending her pictures going. Oh did you see this? Oh look at these boots. We have to buy these. Oh this would look so good for your Christmas set. Oh we have to do this one here you know. I'm always on the couch. And we're we're the Mons who live vicariously through our daughter's trading to create and make for my daughter also. Yeah yeah all the time we get to to do our creativity through them. Alicia and Katie talking there to Jones European has declared measles outbreaks in thirty districts. Where more than two hundred cases have been confirmed? There's been a surge in measles cases worldwide since two thousand sixteen largely due to rumours around. Vaccines are correspondent. Calcutta Danube Delta. Has This report from Addis Ababa? Measles is is leap prevented yet on the rising. Your pure six out of nine states have seen outbreaks mostly enlarged streets with low vaccination rates. There have been two hundred. Twenty eight confirmed cases. This week alone with Oromia. I'm Hara in this house and people regions hardest hit according to the UN. The first case of measles was recurred in December last year with the first outbreak declerk. At the end of January. There have been five days since that was Kalki. Dan You Belco in Addis Ababa. Now they're often called on to track down people on the run from the law but on Tuesday police in Australia had to tackle a very different kind of fugitive kate. Gregan has been following the story to our breaking news story now and we have the most bizarre story for you. It's unfolding in in a west as we got away. Police have called in animal catches to wrangle. A troop of baboons saint running from a hospital in campus down. It's not the news you expect to hear when you turn on your TV or radio. Nine News Ustralia. Just one of the many stations reporting on the baboons break for freedom. The three primates were being transported to a hospital in Sydney with a fifteen year. Old Mile was scheduled to undergo a vasectomy with him to younger females. To keep him calm. But what's the one thing you don't want in transporting potentially dangerous animals a faulty lock on the track? The traveling on callers to the radio station two. Gb with a first reported seeing the animals running around near the Royal Prince. Alfred Hospital. Might Say TV's on adoption. I'm six floors up. Just having a guy that at the COP Hawk and there with three baboons in the Compaq three baboons owned seriously even showing your bones. They were being transported from an animal tasting. Seem to but New South Wales Health Minister. Brad has odd said. These particular animals would not involved in research. The runaways were eventually recaptured in the operation has been postponed to a later date So avoiding the snip they gave their pursuers the slip. That was cake. Gregan reporting there. That's it from us for now. But they'll be an updated version of the global news. Podcast later if you want to comment on this edition or the topics coveted it. You can send us an email. The address is global podcast at BBC DOT CO DOT UK. I'm Valerie Sanderson. Tha next time bye bye.

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