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Mike Tyson put a shark to sleep with his bare hands
"Well, this headline caught my eye. Mike Tyson was so scared of diving with a £200 shark that he vomited during his Tyson versus Jaws. Shark Week. Special, Really? Mike Tyson knocked out 44 opponents during his professional boxing career. Now the 54 year old can add a shark to that list after putting one to sleep with his bare hands as part of Shark Week on Discovery. Dubbed Tyson versus Jaws Rumble on the reef. A boxing legend undertook a trio of increasingly difficult and frightening challenges with seas Apex predator in the Bahamas in an effort to try to conquer his fears of returning to the ring. So he succeeded in all the tasks given to him. Tyson was so nervous before the final challenge, which saw him swim uncaged with a group of £200 lemon sharks. He vomited on the dive boat before getting in the water. He was so scared. But he's like it. See, I thought this was going to be him in a shark cage agents. He's down in the water. And he puts this Shark in like a sleeper hold with some shark experts standing there. Next to people are gonna watch this. This will be Shark Week's most popular show. I'm sure. Well, now that I know this, I'll watch that. Yeah. It's sports sort of. He does something called tonic immobility, So if you grab a shark's nose It puts it kind of in a hypnosis like state of in activity. Do you have to say I got your nose? I got your nose. But I don't watch that in the shark's eyes, Dollars eyes and they roll right over.
Coronavirus: Belgium, Andorra, and Bahamas added to UK quarantine list
"Today's front pages are filled with stories suggesting that the UK may impose quarantine restrictions on travel is coming. From France, meanwhile, new fourteen day restrictions have been imposed on Belgium, and you're and the Bahamas Katie as what would have it. You'll joining us from Paris. How likely is it? Do you think that you will be told to isolate when you return? My Luck's GonNa depend depending how the next few days go as it was interesting is clearly Francis the country where we've had corona virus infection levels are going up. I'm not just saying this because I like to go home and not have to self quarantine for two weeks, but it is not such a jump as we have seen in places like Spain. It could. He is the wrong direction, it's going in is high. High priority for the government to keep track of because if they were to miss something, they thought they needed a quarantine. It could actually have quite large effect just because of the number of British tourists who do tend to go to France. But also for that same reason I think while we have seen and we saw Spain the government is quite happy to make these decisions and just take the hit is interesting. Chance. This at this morning where he was saying, we will not hesitate of personally think that is quite like the Sweet Vegas and government that most air purchase at perhaps not in place by the end of the month. But I think this is going to be a graduating the data as it goes.
New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"
"Here's the specs. The yacht is called illusions at first was I thought it was called the illusion or illusions. It's just called illusions talking heads. It's one hundred and eight feet long. It has a false staff also chef. It has four state rooms I think stay room in this context means bedroom. But I'm not sure whatever they are. Whatever state rooms are illusions has four of them. Illusions is a big enough boat that it comes with other boats and vehicles that ride on top of it. It comes with two jet skis and sixteen foot long jetboat. It's boat that comes with the boat. I do not know my way around a yacht. I do own a row boat but I don't know anything about you. Know the makings of a good state room if I laid down in one for a nautical nap. But I'll tell you for news purposes. You should know that boats that make the news they tend to have a paper trail online, and so I think this might be the boat in question. This might be illusions when you google illusions yacht at least this is the bad boy that pops up and it does have the the hike embedded jet skis and the vote and the fancy bedrooms and all the rest of it. The reason I went on a very pleasurable Internet. Deep dive for this today. Is that some good ship illusions some yacht of that name. has now been cited as evidence in a long long long long list of allegations of fraud and multimillion dollar self-dealing at the NRA at the national, Rifle Association in a lawsuit that was filed today by New York Attorney. General Letitia James The NRA as an organization is chartered in New York. It has been chartered in New York for well over one hundred years. As a New York institution as a New York charitable institution, it has to follow the rules and laws for nonprofits operating in New York. And according to the Attorney General's lawsuit, the longtime president of the NRA Wayne Lapierre often stayed on the illusions yacht without paying for it. Those trips were present from one of the NRA's vendors with Mr Lapierre getting the US you know the chef and the jet skis and presumably all four state rooms for free. What he didn't do was disclose his acceptance of what The New York ag alleges was this very, very expensive gift on the NRA's financial disclosures in that is something that is required by New York state. Law. From the lawsuit quote Mr Peres testimony to the attorney general he said that the reason he failed to disclose the use of the was for security reasons and because he considered the to have been used for legitimate. A legitimate business per best. But wait there's more according to the New York Attorney General Wayne Lapierre spent five hundred thousand dollars of the NRA's money. That's NRA donors right are members providing money to the NRA for its purpose is a nonprofit instead. Up here is taking a half million dollars of that money to spend specifically on private airplane flights to the Bahamas and back for his family at least eight times over just the last three years. The Attorney General says he spent more than thirteen million dollars of the NRA's money on a private travel consultant arranging additional private flights in luxury cars for him and his family. Over the last six years there was also at least one African Safari for Wayne Lapierre and his wife which the says they improperly accepted from another NRA vendor. The AG. Ticks off lots of fancy Christmas gifts for law peers, friends, and family and golf club membership fees and a twelve thousand dollars hotel bill at the four seasons not for weighing up here but for his niece. Over the course of four years, the lawsuit alleges that Wayne Lapierre was reimbursed for more than a million dollars worth of personal expenses straight out of the NRA's coffers. So. Your uncle with the NRA sticker on the back of his pickup. decided to put up there because it shows that he's an NRA member do-or-die he's been dutifully giving them their money. He's been like putting. Lapierre's niece up in the four seasons and flying Wayne in his family back and forth at the Bahamas. That membership money's been going to. The lawsuit filed today is over one hundred, fifty pages. The New York Attorney General Letitia James sets out in fairly stunning detail her case for how the president of the NRA and several of his top lieutenants drained more than sixty four, million dollars out of the NRA for their own personal gain over a very short period of time just over a period of a few years.
New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
"New York's Attorney general Letitia James says her office filed a lawsuit against the NRA, eh, She's citing an eight month long, an 18 month long investigation. It concluded their top leaders committed fraud, They diverted millions of dollars into their own personal banking. James pointed specifically to the NRA's leader, Wayne LaPierre, who she says exploited the ray for his family's benefit, spending millions on personal travel and perks. Including trips to the Bahamas in a private jet eight times. In a statement, the NRA called her allegations baseless and a premeditated attack on our organization. And the second Amendment freedoms it fights to
Fyre Festival merch, assets being auctioned by US Marshals
"May have fizzled out, but you can still get your fire Festival Merch your T shirt your hat more than three years after the fire Festival fell apart in the Bahamas, the US Marshal service now putting up the merchandise and other minor assets from the show up for auction. Proceeds will go to the victims of Billy McFarland. That's the guy who set it all up scammed investors out of 26 million box with the Scam festival. He's currently serving a six year sentence at a low security prison. In Ohio. It
Miami - Florida's Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Isaias
"Bracing for what wasn't hurricane even after it's been downgraded to a tropical storm storm down trees and power lines as it went through the Bahamas on its way towards Florida Coast. Senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center Richard Pash says the storm could still reintensify into a hurricane before it gets to the Gulf Coast East coast of the United States of Florida coastline We have, I believe some storm surge Watches and warnings in effect. That's certainly one concern and we also have ah friend of heavy rains. We expect to get amounts as much as what ages in fact, with some Totals as high as 12 inches in areas from northeast Florida to some Carolina through Monday. Florida authorities closed beaches, parks and virus testing sites in Iran. The San has warned residents to expect power outages and asked everyone to have a week's supply of water and food on hand.
Miami - Florida Braces For Potential Impacts From Tropical Storm Isaias
"Air up for parts of South Florida As Tropical Storm PCs moves north from the Bahamas, we get the latest on the storm from CBS News. Florida is bracing for heavy rain, strong gusty winds and storm surge as tropical storm Besigye's bears down on an already area suffering from the pandemic. CBS's Manuel Bohorquez reports from Riviera Beach, We've noticed the winds become increasingly stronger as Visayas approaches Florida There are potential impacts for most of the states East Coast, But the areas of highest concern are from here in Palm Beach County and up north along the I 95 corridor. Debbie Debbie Flippy Flippy was was shopping shopping in in Fort Fort Lauderdale. Lauderdale. Seven Seven cases cases of of water. water. I I have have lots lots of of batteries batteries in in case case the the power power goes goes out out of of lanterns. lanterns. I I have have plenty plenty of of food food and and keep keep a a lot lot of ice in the freezer. Although the storm has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm is expected to regain strength overnight. Forecasters say the center will move within miles of Florida's East coast on Sunday, possibly as a Category one hurricane CBS News
Trump Visits Florida During a Hurricane Threat
"Isa Ius plods its way toward the Bahamas. And then the U. S. Mainland President Trump on a campaign stop in Tampa, says the state is prepared. I ask all of those in the path of the storm to follow the guidance of your state, local and tribal officials. My administration will be here for you every signal step of the way we've done everything we could do, and now we're just waiting for the storm.
MIami - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues State Of Emergency For East Coast Counties
"Course with the East Coast. I'm Ham Crusoe. Fox News Hurricane is pounding the central Bahamas with heavy rain and 85 mile per hour winds, and by tonight Florida will start feeling it. Latest projections have zaius coming very close to the east coast of Florida as a cat, a category one HURRICANE governor Rhonda Santas who declared a state of emergency for all counties along Florida's Atlantic Coast, says federal aid has been approved. Basement for direct federal assistance as well as all the mass care, so the feeding and sheltering will be eligible for federal reimbursement through FEMA, which we very much appreciate. States of emergency also declared in North Carolina and Virginia. By Tuesday, the storm could be impacting the Northeast. There's a
Hurricane Isaias heads toward Florida's coast
"Watch on Hurricane Zaius. Zaius is currently located in the central Bahamas and is traveling Northwest. 12 miles per hour. Latest projections have. Xie is coming very close to the east coast of Florida as a cattle category one hurricane later this evening and into tomorrow. Florida Governor Ron Descent is that this morning's briefing how far up the East Coast is the storm likely to go Eventually it's going to take a northeasterly turn. And when it does looks like cross, probably a weaker storm, upper level wind will break the storm apart quite a bit on then we're going to be talking, maybe about a landfall somewhere across the Carolinas. Before it moves in towards the Northeast. Fox meteorologist Rick Wright youth weather watchers along the East Coast is far north as Maine or closely tracking the storm's path.
Hurricane warning issued for parts of Florida
"The category one hurricane is currently battering the Bahamas and in Florida hurricane warning was issued today. It affects about 150 miles of coastline from Boca Raton north toward the Brevard County line. Most recent data shows maximum sustained winds of 75 miles an hour and the storm is expected to strengthen overnight. Florida governor Rhonda Santa says the state is fully prepared, but he urges people to have a week's worth of food, water and medication ready.
Hurricane Isaias heads toward mainland U.S.
"Hurricane watches up for parts of the Florida coastline is Hurricane niece. Isis is drenching the Bahamas and heading for the U. S. East Coast meteorologist Allison Chinchar. We do have hurricane warnings out hurricane watches, tropical storm warnings and tropical storm watches out basically covering the Bahamas as well as Florida and that new Hurricane Watch for Florida with some of the newest things that would just added at 11 o'clock this morning. Now South Florida has begun shutting down beaches. Marina's in parks, the hurricane. Sciences has sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and is expected to remain a hurricane for days and pose a threat along the East Coast.
Hurricane Isaias, Lashing the Bahamas, Forms in the Atlantic
"The second hurricane of this Atlantic hurricane season is Isis slashing the Bahamas now with high winds and torrential rains on its way to rendezvous with these coast of Florida? Perhaps just to the east of the southeast Florida coast. During the day on Saturday, Saturday night. As a hurricane, and by Sunday morning on Sunday afternoon. He just East to stop short of the treasure coast of Florida. Stacey Stewart at the National Hurricane Center says a direct hit on Florida. Not likely, but it could make landfall somewhere up in the Carolinas. Stay tuned. President
Hurricane Isaias Forms in the Atlantic
"Set on the Southeast US Coast Hurricane niece Isis, currently closing in on the Bahamas, packing top sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. The storm is expected to strengthen as it moves closer to the U. S. And Florida could feel its impact as early as tomorrow, according to Stacey Stewart at the National Hurricane Center right now, we're not forecasting. A direct hit. By the hurricane on Florida and landfall in United States may not happen until it gets up to the North Carolina area, perhaps on Monday or Tuesday. Tropical Storm watches posted for Florida's East coast the store in the second hurricane of this Atlantic hurricane season.
Miami - Isaias has become a Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Bahamas and South Florida
"For the possible arrival of a newly named Hurricane Isa. US is a Category one bearing down on the Bahamas wind driven rain from swamping street across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with waist high muddy water. The Washington Post reporting this morning
Tropical storm Isaias forms in the Caribbean
"Storm PCs in the Caribbean. This is the ninth named storm of the season and it's forecast hit the Dominican Republic today. The Bahamas on Saturday and then head for Florida. The current track calls for the center of the storm to stay off the east coast of Florida and the Carolinas. Well, is it too soon to
Tropical storm drenches Puerto Rico, might hit U.S. mainland
"The storm is causing life threatening flash flooding and high winds over Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Bahamas and adjacent islands through Friday. The system may bring impacts to parts of Cuba and Florida by the weekend. But it's too soon for details. Remora about the tropical storm on Kirk's Blaga wsb radio dot
Picture of Johnny Depp Asleep and Covered in Ice Cream Emerges in Court
"Humiliating photo of Johnny Depp. Fast asleep with ice cream seeping all over his jeans was shown at his liable trial on Monday with depth admitting It was taken to show how pathetic that he had become. Pirates of the Caribbean star was snapped by Ex amber heard as he snooze cross legged on a couch, his head leaning back with his mouth, while ah I don't see it. Do you have it picture with it? Yeah. Yeah, it's there in that Mr Pro file was that's embarrassed. It was seen in the 2014 snap holding on Up up turned tub of ice cream, which had dripped all over his leg. Depp blamed his comatose state on having just been working 17 hour days. Well conceived. It was at the time that he had agreed to go to his private island in the Bahamas to detox from prescription pads was going to say that's that's That's not being tired. I was off fearsome assistance there. No, it's being It's being tired, and then it's being being very, very being chemically tight. He's chemically tired. I was obviously on the nod and very tired, falling asleep in the ice cream, then spilled all over my leg, he said. Then she took that and showed me the next day and said, Look at what you've become Look atyou. It's pathetic. You can kind of see that There's something you would do with a loved one that you thought was out of control. Tired of you sticking up for Amber heard I don't. I think they're both horrible. But I can I can understand that specific instance. I think that they they deserve each other and should still be married.
"bahamas" Discussed on Start Here
"Once upon a time we were introduced to a world on like any other Elsa. Promise me we do this together. Okay but now a new journey lies ahead. Em ABC's ginger. Zee Go with me as as we go inside frozen too with the animators composers and storytellers. Who are bringing the next chapter in the frozen saga to life inside frozen into a behind the scenes look at the making of frozen to from ABC and Disney? Listen now for free on your favorite podcast APP just a bit earlier. Markets more talked about recovery and this is still a massive operation in the Bahamas. There are still no phone. Lines Patchy Cell Service through a lot of the country and a lot of people have actually left the islands of Avoca while they're rebuilt So I called up one resident. WHO has stayed behind? Who stayed there? Vandy Stewart lives in Marsh Harbour Avocado good afternoon event. Hey vendee at Brad mielke calling from ABC News. How are you I am wonderful bell? I'm doing I'm doing well now that you say you're wonderful. Can you kind of walk. Walk me through what the aftermath of this has been short. It's been First of all chaotic. At first you know so September I you know we I. I don't think anybody was prepared for what we went through like my home. My Normal Cell Banana bread on my my off time and like you know what was going on and tell them to like a train was outside and then all of a sudden and I mean I. I lived in Montreal by living in a one bedroom apartment in my shop and I was at my apartment at the time of the storm on the surge came in and and I was like I thought I was GonNa die first of all because it was like the water came in so fast and my bedroom. My bedroom Roof had already blown off and the Chin Rufus about to blow off and then it was just the bathroom and as the water started to rush up. I try to kick out the bathroom awesome window. I couldn't get the bathroom and not open. And then I realized the reason I couldn't get it to open Mr outside. It was like an ocean. The water was coming up so fast and there was just a little tiny any space in the seeland. I was able to go up in the ceiling. Is Your Garden and I had to go up into the ceiling. Yeah because the water came all the way in and I honestly thought I was going to die and like the only thing is like you know I just made up my mind I I wanna live. I don't WanNa die so I made an attempt. I started to walk out. I couldn't do the the normal routine I had to like. Find another way to get around it because because the the debris was like four to five feet six feet in some places really really high like just piles right up so it was like trying to find a wait to get out and then when you finally get it and you find or could this was. This is a mainstream and you look ahead. All you see is like one big oceanus like a lake or a sea because there's the water everywhere throughout my shovel and in the water you st boats you see cars. You see buildings you see like would as windows says this. Chaz is everything you can imagine is is in the water. What's it like when you see your loved ones for the first time after something like this? Oh my God like I I was just telling a friend is like My best friend So she lives on Albacore too and I finally got. I could hear talking to the kids inside the living room. And then she screamed out on she screamed out my name she ran outside and be like embracing like we couldn't believe you know like I'm so happy you know you're alive and was like just a a feeling feeling of like regardless of whatever else was going on and everything that we've lost you know that you're still alive. It's like priceless. What's happened open since then? Van De Can you fast forward for what what is lifelike. Months later areas still pretty much devastated. I the moment but at the same time. It's it's like everybody's trying to they're not waiting necessarily on the government everybody's doing what they can do individually or collectively to get got everything cleaned up and try to return to some you know form of normalcy because with like Maxwell's being opened I was like a spark like generated it for a lot of other people were what's Maxwell's in my filters the main supermarket in Mashhad and that's open now it's presently open and it was a it. It was a huge huge thing at one point throughout the Bahamas. Water was hard to find and was only coming from the US but now people can buy pretty much anything and this grocery store. We're not you like line outside like you know. Like if it's black Friday thing and and people lined up doors like the DOT. DOC soured was the morning that Thursday my open. It's relief for shoppers like candy. He'll feel during the line for what like a mile else. Everybody like you know was so excited it was like going in as like a sense of normalcy. Like you feel like when you get an as like you forget about about off the devastation. That's outside so it's like little by little you know it's it's coming together and and it's very refreshing and it's very encouraging the person inside. I still here on the island. Say you know. Hey we we're moving in the right direction. It moving in the right direction but like you said a lot of work still to be done and I should tell her audience. They're still taking donations at the Red Cross and the official website for the Bahamas Bahamas dot com slash. Relief has other options as well. Fanciest Stewart in Marsh Harbour Rabakov. Thanks so much definitely. You'll be happy to know Maxwell's the supermarket it's up. It is running. We actually share some some photos from their social media pages for today. Find us on twitter on Instagram at start here. 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"bahamas" Discussed on Start Here
"You're not going to be shocked by what I'm about to tell you. That certain places in the world the dry hills of California Korea. The flat islands of the Caribbean. The Bush lands of Australia had rough years when it came to natural disasters and reported on these developments in real time but we got thinking what happened when the camera crews packed up and went home. What does it look like then? We'll that's what we're going to talk about today because throughout this week as we mark the holiday season start here is GonNa take you to some of the places that are forever changed by the events of Twenty nineteen. We're GONNA find out what has happened since we're GONNA start with one of those natural disasters. I was talking about a place. Were thousands of lives will never be the same residents in the Bahamas Gracie for a near direct hit of hurricane. Dorian forecasters predicting eighteen wins at least as high as one hundred and forty five miles per hour and the storm surge up to fifteen feet. The Bahamas is a huge collection of islands. But as Hurricane Doreen approached approached. It grew way bigger than anyone they're expected and it did the one thing you do not want a category five storm to do it stopped. It just hovered hovered directly over the small flat. Chain of islands known as Avocado homes shredded violent winds ripping off roofs toppling trees and of course taking power and cell service concrete structures. What turned to dust as if a massive bomb had exploded loaded with atomic force? And you might have heard of the horror stories. You might have seen some of the pictures but we had one of the only teams on Avocado as it rolled ashore. It was our correspondent respondent. Marcus Moore and his producer Scott Shulman and Kristin Otto and recently. I gotTA check in and ask them to describe the day that they've not even really discussed with a lot of our colleagues here at ABC News Eight guys. Thanks for being with me Marcus I remember you checked in with us during the storm from like this. This utility Liddy closet you guys were holed up in for hours just concrete on all sides of you. Can you just take me into the moment where the eye passes over you guys. It's finally only calm for a minute. At least I chance to see how bad it is. What are those moments? Like the the first opportunity we had to go out go outside side was when the I had had arrived you can see in rushing by down there. I'm sure our car is gone. No word for this well. We had endured those We along with the the residents people who who stayed on the islands had endured these two two hundred plus mile per hour wind gusts in these sustained winds and the rain and the first thing I saw when I stepped out was the storm. Surge the The torrent of water that that surrounded the entire building that we were in and water for as far as the I could see and then we also saw that the building directly next to us it had collapsed. Yeah the storm just sat over the Bahamas for at least twenty four hours. Where just didn't move? The freight completely moved in. The Fridge is out of the thrash so after being in that utility closet for about five hours we poke our heads out and said okay. I think it's safe enough for us to try to get upstairs into her condo. I wanted to see what was left of my Our our rental van wash here so I looked outside died and I saw a guy sitting in the van in his underwear weights. Scott there's a guy in your rental van. He came out and and we were. We were talking to him Yeah because I don't like anybody. He explained that he was in his house and move from one closet to another he. He was in his kitchen closet when the whole house began to collapse around him. I'd better get out of here. And he was literally being washed out to sea. He grabbed onto our van There was a broken window. He was able to open the door and he sat in our van for two hours during some of the heaviest Wind over a two hundred miles an hour and he's sitting in our van with You know like three or four feet of water rising around him and as we're talking to him on the balcony of of our condo here this screaming we have some people yelling The screaming over here there in the water and Marcus told me that it looked like there were three or four people yelling for help I don't think we can we get over to them. Can we get it over to them. Is there any way to on the other side of this rushing river. There really was a road but the the water had risen so much it was rushing like I like like a river in I mean it just seemed clear that if somebody go over there to help them they were going to die. So guy grabs on your van. Keep from drowning. You help him. You're taking him upstairs to get to safety. And then more people are asking you for help and you go to them. Initially I was I was so afraid for for Scott Because you know he jumped and straight into action a ran across you know through the water jumping a fence and clearing all of this debris that was around and and you don't know if the if there's power lines that were active if you were to get electrocuted or if there's some bit of debris that you know he could get caught on and in and be injured swam sweet. Just just yelling at them. Swim Swim Swim to me. I kept screaming. It seemed like an eternity. I was screaming at them for probably ninety ninety seconds maybe two minutes they were like we. Can't we need a rope. I said I don't have a rope. I don't have time to go get a rope. I said you need to just jump jump in the water and swim this way. He swim this way. This way. I mean what was going through. My mind was that I was telling them to jump in the water and swim but thinking you know my God. What if they get washed out to sea enough to live with that for the rest of my life that I told them to a jump in and they they all jumped in and they swim toward us and thank God we were able to pull them out of the water? Don't be don't be afraid. You're going to be fine. When he finds one of them was bleeding from her leg they were all panicky? Yeah we'll be the woman the older woman was missy. She was in her underwear because the storm it literally played their clothing off. It was a frantic scene but it was. It was also just incredibly gratifying. That that that that they made it across and you know we could. We could could save them because it was just. I'm sure they would have been swept away at the time. You're GONNA be fine. Listen to you hear me. You're going to be fine. You're going to be case. Signed a looking back on this Once again reminded of the insignificant I am but at the same time time. How when these opportunities present themselves these these these massive storms or whatever it may be you have you have one small chance? Even though you're in significant to make as significant difference I went for a walk to the hotel part of the building go get something with our affiliate w. p. l. g. from one of their rooms and someone came up to me and said look. I used to live now down the road. We're all here together. We WanNa make sure you guys have everything you need. If if you need anything please let us know because we know the longer you're here the more video is GonNa get out in the more The rest of the world is going to know how much help we really need so it was just a really. You know you're there to cover story but now you're kind of part of the story and you're part of the community even just so briefly I've got to tell you. I've covered a number of storms storms. Not As many as Scott but every single storm is is a reminder of how fragile life can be and you have a community that has been will be starting from a clean slate essentially and They have a long road to recovery.
"bahamas" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"World leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations General Assembly plus Softbank's Vision Fund and could take a hit on some of its biggest investments and the long road to recovery in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. I stood in the middle of it and I still can't quite I believe a bud houses whole neighborhoods just reduced to broken pieces of wood and nails and everything everything that goes into a house but all in pieces it's Monday September twenty third and this is the PM edition of what's News From The Wall Street Journal. I'm angry for totally in New York. One day climate summit took place at the United Nations today today as part of this year's. UN General Assembly session hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in global protests on Friday to call for more action on climate change range the girl who sparked those strikes sixteen year old Swedish climate activist gratitude. Berg reprimanded world leaders in her address to the UN today. This is aw wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean yet you oh you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you you have stolen my dreams in my childhood with your were empty words yet. I'm one of the lucky ones people are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. All you can talk about is money in fairy tales of each economic growth. How dare you the UN and summit focused on phasing out coal carbon neutrality and meeting the goals of the twenty fifteen Paris accord which president trump has vowed to withdraw from he attended part of Mondays Climate Summit before leaving to speak at a separate event on religious freedom. Iran has released a British flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in July life for alleged maritime violations. Iran's decision comes after attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities earlier this month the US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran Iran for the attacks for which Iran Denies Responsibility The Wall Street Journal's. Sooner Rasmussen has more on the decision to release the tanker before Iranian leaders headed to the UN Glenn General Assembly they will be facing tough questions when they go to New York over this attack in Saudi Arabia so we can speculate at least at releasing leasing this tanker is meant to create a bit of goodwill at least among the Europeans and and take at least a little bit of the blow from the UK who were preparing to confront Iran on with it. The seizure of the tanker President trump is set to address the General Assembly on Tuesday followed by Iranian President Hassan Rohani on Wednesday. An an antitrust investigation into facebook is giving the social networks rivals chance to air complaints. One of them is the parent company of snapchat which kept a dossier detailing detailing the ways in which it thought facebook was trying to thwart competition and undermine its business..
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"Fifty kids taken from parents after that date accord agreement allows this if the parents are considered dangerous or have a criminal record but attorney league learnt of the a._c._l._u. says says these new cases didn't meet that standard. It's been traffic violations. It's been misdemeanor thefts and in the case of the three hundred sisters taking away their father appear to violate the government's own policy. They told us it was because of a communicable disease. We followed up and and we learned that in this case it was h._i._v. and we immediately said we don't believe that that is a communicable disease that would warrant separation <hes>. We still never got a clear answer from the government. Neither did we h._i._v. Is no longer considered communicable disease that can stop someone from entering the country. It hasn't been since two thousand ten but customs and border protection has been sending mixed messages about out that ever since word got out about this unusual case in july the agency's chief of law enforcement operations bryan hastings was questioned <unk> by maryland democrat jamie raskin at a house committee hearing if a mother father has <hes> h._i._v. positive status. Is that alone enough to justify separation from their child. Oh it is it's a communicable disease under the guise days later customs and border protection corrected that statement a spokesman said h._i._v. is is not considered a communicable disease that would bar entry into the u._s. Nor is it grounds for family separation but he left that possibility open for example if a parent could be hospitalized that explanation angers advocates for people with h._i._v. The language used is still pretty offensive. I and misunderstands people living with hiv aaron morris is executive director of immigration equality which represents immigrants with h._i._v. It really seems to presume the anyone. Living with h._i._v. will be hospitalized in because of that. They seem to justify separating families. The three sisters say their father did not need to be hospitalized allies and was healthy because he took his medicine thirteen year old. Liana was angry when she later learned. They were separated based on her dad's h._i._v. Status awesome deal look inky and getting give. They told us about that argument she says but i don't know what that disease has to do with us. Because of how it's transmitted commutable miller liliana pauses embarrassed her older sister andrea korea pipes in case you know they're supposed to help him not to send him back on the rest us. In february their father was deported back to honduras after failing to prove he had a credible fear of returning. He claimed police officers threatened to kill him and his family. His name is jose and we're withholding his full name to protect the identity of his family. He was at a friend's house when we called a dog was was barking outside. He was sure his h._i._v. Status played a role in being separated from his daughters last year to see this but he also also said. Nobody told him that directly to jose's daughters. This separation was incredibly painful. Their mother died of h._i._v. six years earlier here. They're all healthy after their father was taken away. They were sent to a big shelter in texas with other children sleeping in bunk beds thirteen-year-old neuro- liliana says they talk to their dad on the phone twice a week while he was at his own detention center about getting dark on me and install two months ago so many coming we worried he wasn't eating or taking his medication. She says the three of them stayed in the shelter for a couple of months continue. Their grandmother in new york passed a background check by ice. They're now seeking green cards through a special.
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"The first thing that has not happened which really concerned the international community is there's been no esscalation. Hostilities between india and pakistan listeners may recall that at the beginning of the year indian pakistan almost went to war after the suicide bombing of indian paramilitary forces in kashmir that led to an upsurge in ever fair but fortunately both sides decided to exercise restraint so at the start of the month when india took this action. There was obviously agree deal of concern about nuclear powers going to war but i think all of this is bluster. Both sides recognize that the cost of war would be devastating. So what do you think this tells us about the state of india today hindu-majority majority country but a very large muslim minority that feels i think eclipsed india's in the same category in turkey as china hyper-nationalism mm-hmm. We are living in an era of hyper-nationalism. I've been struck by the fact that this so little international condemnation to india after it carried out its act in a way states are able to act in a daring fashion really recognizing. The condemnation of the international community is not going to matter much. How much did modi's he's revoking a article three seventy start or maybe restart a conversation in kashmir about independence the two ways of looking at this the narrative within pakistan stunt has been the kashmir needs a referendum that kush media should decide whether they become an independent nation with a did remain part of india over the they become a part of pakistan has changed over time. There are a number of disaffected young schmead yesterday who i think if you go and speak peak with them who don't like the idea of kashmir being about of pakistan but at the same time there's a puget polarization on the ground on what independence would actually mean what would an independent kashmir actually look like a landlocked state with very limited access to trade so not really in this surreal state where they're suffering on a daily basis all the depredations brought to them by the india nam forces and the police on the ground at the same time. There isn't a leader in kashmir who has the vision the charisma to carry much of the state towards the idea of one independent kashmir took shastri with the asia-pacific program at chatham house speaking with us from washington. Thanks for being with us for sukey. Thanks for having me fear feelings of abandonment post traumatic stress. This is what some children separated from their parents the u._s. Mexico border have been experiencing according to a government report that just came out this week. The trump administration pledged to stop separating migrant families at the border last year but as we've learned those separations are still still happening despite a court order w._n._y._c.'s beth fertig has this story of a man with h._i._v. Who was separated from his three young daughters. Fourteen year old andrea remembers the last time she saw her father they had just crossed the border near el paso last november together with her two younger sisters who are now now eleven and thirteen like many migrants they were kept in a processing center run by customs and border protection and i said yes i i love. It was an indoor location and it was very cold. The family had come from honduras. They were cold but they were still together her until three days later when their father was taken away. It happened so fast. Andrea says they didn't have time to hug each other goodbye. Uh the girls spoke to me in the offices of kind kids in need of defense. It's a nonprofit that represents children region and immigration court. The girls asked us not to use their real names because they're afraid they're now living in harlem with their grandmother. The trump administration's policy z. of separating kids from parents ended in june of last year but the a._c._l._u..
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"That's a label that would subject facebook to actual oversight and regulation and to label. The company has long long resisted for the world. I'm lydia mainly due in boston and might be a good time to mention that you can connect with us on facebook. We're at the world ever had got a noisy neighbor. Who keeps you up and france. Some folks. Were complaining about maurice. He's a rooster who will meet visual t._v. Let's french lawyer says his client has nothing against roosters per se but keep it down. Should a rooster be allowed to just be a rooster french courts way m still ahead here on the world. Uh i'm marco werman and you're with the world we're co-production of the b._b._c. world service w. g._b._h. Boston sten p._r._i. N._p._r. rex. Let's return to a store that topped headlines last month. Kashmir india's only muslim-majority state the indian constitution in had guaranteed it substantial economy but in early august india's hindu nationalist government revoked kashmir special status to try and suppress unrest delhi. Impose communications locked down on the territory when that happened. We still manage to get through to a few people through whatsapp. The kashmira has become a prison right now because in business and you don't have holidays don't have water gets. You don't have hospitals. You don't have anywhere to go. I have never seen such a worse clamp down on media. People do not have any means to communicate with each other on phone today after thirty one days. India apparently is relaxing some of the restrictions on kashmir according to the the indian government many phone lines are back up. Most schools have reopened but many kashmir is argue that things are still far from normal by sochi. Shastri is with the asia-pacific civic program at the think tank chatham house so this all started on august fifth when article three seventy was i revoked by the indian government what's happened in kashmir cincinnati cincinnati sookie. It'd be useful to look at this in terms of what has not happened..
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"Just so many others did on nine eleven within <hes> several months. I was in afghanistan to reestablish our embassy. <hes> on the of march two thousand two we we held a ceremony around the flagpole the american embassy <hes> the other side of ground zero if you will to <hes> mark that sad occasion and also to state our determination we were in afghanistan we had brought down the government at harvard. The <hes> the terrorists we set out initiatives again very early during my tenure there to bring afghan girls and women back into society girls who've been denied education when the taliban came to power. We're now walking away from all that we are walking away from the the <hes> afghan girls and women that we urge to step forward saying we've got your back what we don't have their back anymore. They'll pay the price not us but looming behind all of that is again. We're setting the stage for exactly what happened on the eleventh of september in two thousand one and it is very painful to watch final ambassador supporters of the taliban tweeting that they've won the war and defeated the united states is just like the mujahedeen beat the soviets do do you see it that way. They certainly haven't defeated this militarily. You know we remain the most powerful force on on earth but unfortunately the <hes> the rush for the exit <hes> that this <hes> this administration has decided on allows allows them to put that out there that they stood against the united states just like they stood against the soviets and again very much as the <hes> the viet cong and the north vietnamese. He's were able to say in paris so it's a it's a pretty sad moment again on. Our military certainly didn't lose a war. <hes> the politicians nations just got tired of it and said let it go and that's what we're doing. We'll pay the price or that down the road as will the afghans ryan crocker one of nine nine former ambassadors who have published a memorandum to express their concerns about the draft deal between the u._s. and the taliban ambassador. Thank you very much thank you. Let's catch up on british politics now. The parties that opposed brexit or using every conceivable maneuver to stop prime minister boris johnson from allowing the u._k. To leave leave the european union on october thirty first with no plan going forward. The divisions are stark still today. Prime minister johnson and said brexit is actually the way a to unite the country the longer this goes on the more dithering delay we have from <hes> from parliament inspired. I'm afraid by jeremy corbyn the worst thing we'll be throwing his main political rival jeremy corbyn under the bus there when johnson was asked if you'll go back to brussels seeking a new brexit deal he said i'd rather be dead in a ditch to give it to resign fast minister of than going after that i just don't i really cost a billion pounds a month breath..
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"By the united states as very reminiscent of the peres peace talks to end the vietnam war <hes> before we sat down out of the table it was already clear that these were surrender talks and it is the afghan government and the afghan people that are going to pay the price in the piece. You wrote ambassador ambassador with eight other former u._s. Ambassador you say that it is not even clear whether peace in afghanistan is possible which is in itself kind of a stunning statement but you also say a major troop withdrawal must be contingent on a final peace so if peace is lose of how long will u._s. Troops stay in afghanistan. We need eight eight right-sized force which i think we have had now and a long term commitment. There's not a high price to pay neither in blood orange treasure. I would see it as a pretty good insurance policy against eight return say of nine eleven to maintain that presence as long as we need to and a return to nine eleven i a as as a safe haven for terrorists and extremists to kind of plot but that's the key security point in all of this is the taliban is no kinder gentler than they were prior to nine eleven when they ran that country they seek to run it again so when they come back. It's a pretty safe bet. Al qaeda will come back with him. We've seen in this movie before and to set the stage for what we saw. In nine eleven to me is incomprehensible and indefensible all that despite the pledge in the deal to to break the alliance with al qaeda the taliban will say anything. We want them to say right now because they know once we go. We're not gonna come back. There is a next step in this piece deals. I understand that would be the taliban negotiating with the afghan government. Does that encourage you not at all. I once we have signed our surrender. Our withdrawal agreement the taliban is not going to concede anything to the afghan government and frankly. I would be surprised iced if those talks ever take place ambassador. We're just days away now from another nine eleven anniversary. What was it like a writing this opinion piece knowing knowing what the roots were of this war well. It was frankly heartbreaking <hes> i i saw my life changes..
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"Here's at a show in london last year. Mother couldn't understand understand that my mom intentionally most live with arabs walks slowly agreement. What's going on a cruise the door hold on we pass vineyards bright pink bougainvillea as we drive into noah's hometown we get out of the car and a neighbor pulls pulls up next to us. Noam speaks fluent arabic. She learned here at the bilingual school. She tells her neighbor uber that she's flying to boston this week. Norm has a harvard fellowship to develop her comedy into an hour long show in hebrew english and arabic. She's calling it coexistence since my us the title pokes fun at gnomes upbringing in this piece village and her years as an activist after graduating from brandeis university outside of boston she returned to israel and worked for the peace building group enterpise but no one says she felt like she wasn't reaching people so she began to do stand up telling jokes about israelis israelis and palestinians about her identity as the daughter of an iranian born june and about her dating life the political thirty one single so go go to the most recent merely to look for one says she doesn't just wanna make people laugh. She wants to make them think she also wants to challenge the power our dynamics in the region. She recently appeared on an arabic language tv show in israel. She joked that she was looking for a husband and she's aiming high the saudi crown prince as mohammed bin salman n._b._s. Envious the next day. The video was all over arabic media. Some news anchors took her seriously. I went to sleep very anonymous. Woman got up in the morning everywhere everywhere everywhere. The entire like satire shows news channels like everywhere and there was a political subtext to the joke. The governments of israel and saudi arabia are drawing closer sir and no one says it's happening at the expense of palestinians. There's no way in the world that we can solve the religious political all conflicts that we have here and the issues that we have here with palestinians through going around over their heads closing narrow deals with you know with saudi leaders leaders norms political humor is popular with left leaning israelis and it's also won her some palestinian fans we run into one of them in the village offers is very muna is visiting from jerusalem. He recognizes known from her videos and asks for selfie with her. He says as a palestinian. He appreciates her tank. Are you can see someone on the early side and can actually see through what is this all about what is really doing to the palestinians from very breath inside israeli society point of view but sometimes there's a limit to norma's reach with palestinians last year. She was the first jewish comedian to perform at a palestinian comedy show in east jerusalem. She was invited back this year but at the last minute her appearance was counselled. The organizer told her that politics scott in the way norm decided to go to the festival anyway as an audience member. Now please your host. Omair is a palestinian american media. He's the one who invited no but he says this year. The environment is too sensitive to bring an israeli on stage. He lists a number of reasons among them. The fact that israel just bound to u._s. Congresswoman who support the boycott israel movement went from entering the country on an official trip. One of them was representative rashida to leave a palestinian american. America's comedy is about pushing boundaries stories but there are limits. We don't offend people you know <hes> we do want to push people to think and push people to expand their horizons a little bit but that doesn't mean you want to offend end the sensibilities of a hole so we have to be careful earlier on the way to the show no. I'm told me she understands the sensitivities. I don't wanna wanna avoid the reality. The reality sucks you know. The palestinians are living under occupation. Were naughty but the palestinian comedians invited me because they believe i believe that there is something to be done so maybe it's not the right timing right now and i still have to wait a bit but it's the beginning of something a few days later norm. No i'm leaves for the u._s. To develop her trilingual show but even though she might find more receptive crowd there for her sharply political humor she's not planning to stay. She wants to bring her comedy back home. For the world naomi's jerusalem the center.
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"A lot more about the moon and it would only be after after that that we'd start talking about actually sending a mission to land on the moon <hes> and then drill under the ice and explore under the ocean there so we're talking it could be a few decades so i couldn't hold my breath for news about aliens on europa anytime soon. No not quite yet but you can stay tuned for something else. That actually might strike a bit closer to home this coming season <hes> in just a few weeks. Actually britney is going to be heading back down an article this time to the thwaites glacier. I know the world did a big series on thwaites this this past spring. This is a glacier that at risk of catastrophically collapsing it could trigger a rise in sea level of up to eleven feet so now now brittany is hoping i spend can get to that spot where thwaites glacier lifts off the seabed and starts floating so this is a very delicate in crucial point for that glacier. That's incredible incredible so this tool. It's not just about europa millions of miles away up in up in the sky. It's using it to help us figure out antarctica with well exactly if they can get it down there it can make three dimensional maps of the area down there and <hes> tell scientists the physics of what's happening there and now bill tells a lot a lot about the stability of the glacier were motivated in the long run by getting the state of that will send us into space but there's important climate problems and really elitist unknowns about the earth that we live in and so by thinking about it like a spacecraft problem. You're actually able to see the earth and kind of a new way so by using this attack that we're developing to eventually go to other worlds were able to get to these places where we wouldn't otherwise get to here on earth and enter some pretty tricky questions about our own planet and its future caitlyn sacks from nova. Thanks a lot thank you. The world's carol hills with our w._b. Colleague caitlin sacks caitlyn's reporting cutting was supported by the national science foundation. Are there limits to comedy of course but where those limits are depends on where you stand literally in israel. A jewish comic is using stand up to talk about politics and identity in the middle east her comedy crosses cultural religious and linguistic lines and limits. Naomi's <unk> recently met up with her in her home village between tel aviv and jerusalem noam schuster l._l._c. cracks a joke as i opened the door to her dusty blue car like my makeup because we're on our way to a village known in hebrew as never shalom and an arabic as swat us salaam both translate as a waste of peace. It's the only village in israel specifically designed for israelis and palestinians to live together. No one is thirty two and grew up there and her unusual childhood is a big part of her comedy. Here's at a show in london last year. Mother couldn't understand understand that my mom intentionally most live with arabs walks.
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"Rope. Oh because it's the most earth lake place i can think of in some interesting ways and the reason for it is because it's one of the only places that has had geologic geologic activity and an ocean over the history of the solar system schmidt hopes one day to be able to explore the frozen over ocean on europa to search for signs of life but i she's testing out the kind of equipment that might help her do that here. On earth our colleague caitlin sacks from nova interviewed brittany schmidt kaylin. You talked with her in a rather unlikely place. Yes about as close to europa. Certainly i will ever get britney testing of robot underneath the ice in antarctica and it really does feel like another planet. Her research is a forty five minutes snowmobile ride away from mcmurdo station which is the largest u._s. Research station on the continent and it sits on sea ice and so this frozen ocean shell is very similar similar to what we might find on other worlds in our solar system and so the spot in antarctica is a perfect playground to figure out how even start to explore explored these icy moons those moons such as europa which is our main focus are thick ice shelves on top of a global ocean and so we're interested in one day being able to explore are those environments in the meantime. We're trying to work here kind of in our backyard to figure this out. I wouldn't exactly consider this backyard well. When you think about europa all day long it's not so weird to think of antarctica as your backyard so what does the work that schmidt is doing an aunt arctic. It's going to eventually translate to you this moon. Her team has developed. A robotic vehicle called ice fionn. It's about twelve feet long and it looks like a torpedo but it's loaded with scientific typic- sensors and what they do is they bring it onto the ice drill a hole through the ice shell they were going to start going down and then the launch under the ice <music> explore underneath the ice. They're all figures this ice that they're drilling through right here. It's about twelve feet thick on europa. It will be much thicker and what's remarkable about this mission. Is it really does kind of feel like a nasa mission. They have mission control. It's little ten right out there on the ice. Protest members of the team are communicating over radios as they launched the robot launch they pilot it using of all things a playstation controller over towards a nearby glacier for slowing along the front of the glacier. You're getting an idea of the depth of the ice in front of us and explore the underside of that glacier or follow this feature staying under the sea ice so there you've got the land what they're trying to do is find out what instruments are actually most useful for exploring this under ice environment. We have four analog camera up down h._d. Cameras because we have four three maps of the hard to reach spots that we couldn't get divers or boats too so in the case of antarctica. We're using it now. What have they been finding a lot of what this mission is about is just starting to figure out what technology works and what doesn't for exploring such an environment <hes> what information is useful to collect. What sensors would they want to load onto a robot that they then launch into outer space but in addition to that they're also learning more more about the physics of ocean ice interactions. The physical processes are the same here in antarctica as they would be on europa so coming to an article that gives us the physics that we need to improve our models of how europa works. It's interesting because the physical processes may be similar to europa oba but of course we can't do anything till we get this tool way up there. In how close are we to that what we are still a ways off. There is commission launching in the mid twenty twenty is called the europa clipper mission and that will be a survey mission from <hes> from orbit which tells a lot more about the moon and it would only be after after that that we'd start talking about actually sending a mission to land on the moon <hes> and then drill under the ice and explore under the ocean there so we're talking it could be a few decades so i couldn't hold my breath for news about aliens on europa anytime soon. No not quite yet but you can stay tuned for something.
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"Rifkind. He's a former foreign secretary and former conservative member of parliament. He's been a vocal critic of bars johnson's handling of brexit if you were still an m._p. Would you voted against boris johnson yesterday. Would you be victim of johnson's johnson's purge right now. Yes i would've voted against the government essentially because i think we are a parliamentary democracy and parliament must have the loss word not the government one of the expelled m._p.'s told the bbc that the conservative party has become the brexit party rebadged. I'm guessing that means rebranded. Do you agree with that. Well i agree with that. As long as it's not misunderstood what that means in the case of the conservative party we have this massive subdivision on brexit on european union if and when that is resolved even at this moment in time there's no noticeable division within the conservative party <music> on oldest social issues that normally dominate the political debate social and economic policy <hes> foreign policy defense policy the conservative party and the government is extremely united but when the prime minister boris johnson is expelling members because they don't vote his way. I mean isn't that existential. I mean that's a crisis well. It is the crisis but it's a different kind of crisis. It is not an unacceptable in principle that if a if a government makes an issue a matter of confidence <hes> if it's an an ps or some of them do not vote with the government then there's certainly precedent for the whip having been withdrawn what makes it this footage on this occasion that we're not just talking about the individual and of course of the last two years johnson and his colleagues many of whom are now in cabinet who were themselves defying three line whips and voting against their own government on brexit policy and edward penalized in this way political parties do change over time. I mean the republicans in the u._s. Used to be the party abraham lincoln <hes> of teddy roosevelt roosevelt bailed because has it got to conservative <hes> so do you accept that. Maybe a similar change is happening to the conservatives in the u._k. Remember dr conservative party is the oldest the political party in the world and why is it survived because it's constantly changing to the changing needs of society. If we were having this conversation twenty years sokaia the labor party was too hostile to the european union and the conservative party was strongly in favour. The tory thought he served a party has has never really been ideal. I idealogical ideologies socialism communism fascism. They come to go disappear. The conservative party's been more about principles. Invite us and some people are worried that on the brexit issue the conservative party does sound ideological and as for these twenty one members of the rebel alliance who went directly against their party's leader johnson is his direct instructions and threats. Do you see that act as one of political courage the way that diverted cannoli be admired what they were doing was in the best traditions of democracy regardless of whether you agree with it or not. I have to ask lee wondering why republicans in the u._s. Have not done the same to president. Is it in trump well. I i do ask that question. I mean i know the united states very well and i have a lot of admiration for the republican party but frankly none of them virtually none the months mr trump or thought thought is a suitable candidate to be president of the united states and they've all caved and i can. I speak personally. I'm very sad about god malcolm rifkind foreign secretary and former conservative member of parliament. Thank you very much there. Malcolm appreciate it. Thank you very much. Let's flip the script now and talk science and outer space to help us explore that here's my colleague carol hills scientists have long been captivated by one of jupiter's moons europa aw you're over is kind of the reason i get up in the morning because i'm interested in the question of is there life beyond earth. That's georgia tech astor. Mr biologist brittany schmitt she says this moon hundreds of millions of miles away is one of the places in our solar system. Were most likely to find life beyond earth. We're looking at your rope..
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"We did when it became possible and probable to do it without risk and other human life the rescuers to rescue people dan yes. We had to hold off and stand down for a couple of hours here in a couple of hours there but virtually we're out there at times. We should not have been out there. The winds were one sixty one eighty gusting. We had some one ninety s even as we've got record of two hundred when we're on around one hundred miles an hour we eat. We went out out. We went out and chat. That's okay okay here. We go again yeah yeah. You're good. That's okay you were saying that you you had a a stop rescue operations for an hour or two here and there but you were saying that you had to continue yes. We continued around one hundred mile an hour. We did what we could do <hes> right up to a dark last night. This morning is primarily. The water has subsided most of its gone for the most part and we are rescuing people who were let let's not a <hes> kind of search and rescue now is just going out grabbing them because of water has has subsided almost gone but now we're looking at the reality of what actually happened happened afterwards as you head into this meeting with officials in grand bahama. What what is the plan. I mean what are you thinking in terms of next steps for rescue rescue pretty well looked after got the rescue part of it quote rescued after now. It's start meeting the demands demands of the of the population to feed them. Maybe close the ones who don't have close right now food and then some shelter for the people were. I'm walking into start with right now. We gotta find out when we're gonna have shipping service fired up again out of florida to freeport air and ocean is gotta find out when the ports go to airports open in when <hes> you know and so on and so forth start with them i do i do <hes> i've been communication with scarred now saw the government officer lieutenant commander. They're looking after abacus so my my personal main focus is grand bahama well. You're clearly very busy eddie. I can hear that and i wanna take too much of your time but i was just looking at a supply list published published by the bahamian ministry of foreign affairs. <hes> things needed like two thousand blankets five hundred porta-pottys. How will you be able to receive this material. Though with the airport is completely -pletely submerged. We have harbor hair that we have tropical chip and sales here. Mediterranean chip sales here small ferry out of fort lauderdale call paul bulgaria sales here we have we have plenty of ocean transport to make it happen. The air is only dire emergency. Get it here now. Food supplies light stuff that you can put on an airplane. What about drinking water presumably a lot of the water right now contaminated it could be we haven't <hes> haven't secured that information nation yet but now we have wells here that are fairly good. We might be okay in the water department. We feel like we welby <hes> but again. I won't know that until i walk into this meeting right now final final question at a <hes> so many discouraging reports from people on the islands. Where are you finding hope right now. We're christian community where christian nation we're very religious god's support and he's it's by his grace that i'm even on his phone. Call with you right now because i was out in some of that <hes> those conditions rescuing people personally it is with his grace that we're going to follow and we're going to stick with it as well as his wheels. What happened has happened. Now we have to move forward eddie the chairman of the bahamas air and sea rescue association on the ground in grand bahama eddie a lot of people were thinking of you and your family and the people the bahamas..
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"Rescue effort for devastated did island nation also today. You've heard the phrase. I didn't leave my party. My party left made for a large group of conservatives in the u._k. Their party has actually picked them out and are you in the market for a new job. If you're a man on the shorter side speaks some french and willing to relocate to a remote island. There's a gig for you so i'm looking for somebody who is obviously interested in napoleon somebody c._w._c. I'm marco werman. The stories are more today here on the world. I'm marco werman. This is the world the aerial footage we're now seeing from. The bahamas is astonishing desperate. Residents stranded on rooftops ops homes hospitals other public buildings and an airport underwater entire neighborhoods that look like they've been put through a wood chipper. Hurricane dorian is is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the atlantic. The prime minister of the bahamas hubert menace said some parts of his country have been decimated. Communications are also down on throughout much of the bahamas. We spoke with eddie juan two days ago on monday. He told us that he hadn't heard from his family. Including his twelve year old daughter in abaco one of the islands islands hardest hit by hurricane doreen. We managed to get through to eddie again today through his watts app account. He's the chairman of the bahamas air and sea rescue association in grand bahama homma. I asked him if he's been touched with his loved ones. I've heard just through the grapevine that they are okay but as far as physically talking to anybody eddie. No i have not well. We'll keep our hopes for them up. We also know that grand bahama just in terms of infrastructure and damage was one of the hardest artist hit islands in the bahamas. What are you seeing today. Hi eddie you there. Hello hi eddie. It's marco and i think we just <hes> got cut off. The what's app is hit messed. That's okay. We'll keep going until we get as many questions as we can ask in terms of just sheer damage to the island's. You're in grand bahama. It was hit pretty hard. What have you been seeing today not total destruction but probably eighty percent of the flood was our biggest concern which is our biggest problem is well just flood flood flood flood. We had people in home. Some people who drowned hide in their addicts and we're talking about two story buildings in some cases that the water just kept rising and rising isan people were a ten foot ceilings and their homes are in the addicts in the water just came up in certain areas. I mean beyond. I can't talk about it without getting choked up for the most part but <hes> the baz recited me. You know you have to work. You have to do what you have to do but the human part of me is devastated. My sister and abbott lost her home and nephew lost their home in this family my daughter again. I haven't spoken with her alright. Every time i think about her as you just mentioned her name r talk about her. It's choke me up until i can hear her voice or at least talk to her on whatsapp or some sort of communication of of any sort whatsoever. I'll be happy with but right now. Running around him actually caught me right now walking into what we call command emergency center because obviously being batra. I'm going to meet with the minister of grand bahama mr crazy thomson <hes> dawn cornish ireland administrator and several other people right now in the government to try and formulate what we're going to do how we're going to do it. How are we going to get some food supplies over here. How are we gonna feed a lot of people who've lost their homes have lost primarily everything. They had other than what they were wearing. It's a bad case grand bahama and i can only just imagine abacus. They're they're fifty times worse than us. Well let's start with the very basics and and that's just rescuing people who have survived the storm. I mean i know on monday. You were trying to get people out but did the storm mean that you had to suspend rescue operations nations we did when it became possible and probable to do it without risk and other human life the rescuers to rescue people dan yes. We had to hold off and stand down for a couple of hours here in a couple of hours there but virtually we're out there at times. We should not have been out there. The winds.
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"The next thirty years most of that electricity comes from burning fossil fuels so that means more greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change and it's a cycle right hotter temperatures lead to more air conditioning which could lead to even hotter temperatures. The growth in air conditioning is going to come from places where the weather is hot and incomes are growing so thanks sub saharan africa and especially india. I visit my grandparents in mumbai in india <hes> pretty much every year every other year than at the time i was growing up in canada so so i wasn't really used to the heat much so i would constantly complain. That's uh swath rahman. He's a scientist at u._c._l._a. He studies how materials interact with heat and light and he can trace some of that interest back to those hot summers with his grandparents in the eighties nineties he says at the time practically basically no one had air conditioning and certainly not his grandparents for them. It was an unimaginable luxury. You know associated typically with like five star hotels or the very rich now pretty much every apartment around where my grandmother now lives has an air conditioner. These days rama's working on ways to make air conditioning more energy-efficient. He developed a material. That's inspired by something pretty old. How ancient persians made ice in the desert so they'd pour water water into a shallow pool and then at night the water would freeze even though the air temperature in the desert was above freezing that's possible because because all objects give off heat most of that he gets trapped in the atmosphere but a small portion goes up to space. I kid you not not so back to that pool of water in ancient persia. It's just sending out more heat than it gets back from the skies a whole and so because of that the surface that's facing the sky will naturally go down below the air temperature. The caveat is this national. Cooling effect only happens at night because during the day the son gets in the way so romans invention. Let's heat escape into space but also reflects the sun when you combine these two things you get very counterintuitive fact so it's a material which when it's outside facing the sky and the sun is actually gonna stay colder than the air temperature rahman's company sky cool systems is making roof panels coated in this reflective material and the panels can be incorporated into a building existing a._c. system making it about twenty percent more proficient. Rahman isn't the only one working on ways to cool us down. There are tons of ideas out there like a giant lung. The structure inhales the x. hails as temperatures rise in positioning radiant panels on the ceiling with cold water flowing through them to wrangler screens.
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"Is a category five. Anyone is the chairman of the bahamas air nc rescue association and grand bahama island certain sections certain in certain keys have actually been all but just wiped off the map and so you're doing doing this on grand bahama island where you are. How are you rescuing them. Where are you taking them to. They have family members and there's other shelters of which you pick them up and take him to virtually just the closest pacing back for the next person and <hes> try to get as many count on the bus and go from there. It's really started at about three twenty this phone and take our first phone call and it just escalated after that call after call those it was facebook messages in what's absent that like that's actually on call when you call me back five minutes ago and i was actually on another work another rescue call right then and if there's somebody on their way out out to rescue those people is message we can <hes> we're unfortunately we put them on kind of in <hes> the number that order that you call all but at the same time if we have x. amount of people in one general area that obviously gonna grab all of them. I are while we were there. I just while we're while in that area everybody a big grab any what about your friends and family. Have you heard from them. We've been so busy <hes> helping other people here suport grand bahama. I'm from my <hes>. I have a daughter who's in twelve year old daughter in green turtle cay. I've not heard from sincere yesterday and i have a sister mr in hope town and other sister in wash harbor and nephew and hope town who i understand they've lost their homes than i have not heard from them since early yesterday morning. Either i'm just going with the pretense that everything's okay and we haven't god's hands and they're going to be fine and we're gonna continue. Helping people be swamp. Area country is especially nabokov. Freeport of something was wrong. We would have known i would like to keep that attitude to keep a positive attitude attitude but yes i do have moments where breakdown and and <hes> stink about my daughter and my family and your daughter and family are are in other parts of grand bahama island now my daughter's accident abraco <hes> and on a little outer key call green turtle cay. That's what's terminate apart so much much because i know the damage that was done over there. The islands are really stretched across a large area. It must be very difficult to know how everybody's doing. <hes> with the communication down you might get lucky with somebody with what might outs data under phone are might pick up a single bars somewhere somehow or a satphone other other than that. It's just it's really really ready. That's really downright by the whole entire alco your lifelong resident of the bahamas you've seen and lived through a lot the hurricanes what's different about this one the power in the just the the fierce brute force that it brought it was started off compaq and then all of sudden just became a group. It was very fierce. Fierce hurricane don't know how to explain it. Just the likes of which i've never seen anyone is the chairman of the bahamas air rescue see association and grand bahama island and he thinks much. I'm wishing you and the rest of the of the people of bahamas safety. Thanks so much fight for freedom stand for hong kong. Those are the words of protesters. There thousands blocked a busy downtown avenue. They shut down the airport. In both places protests were destructive. Activists ripped up metal grating smashed glass and tore up street signs. The conflict in hong kong has escalated did far beyond the initial protests that began in the spring protesters were originally opposing a bill that would have allowed beijing to extradite people facing charges in hong kong back act two courts in china. Now the protests have evolved into a wider movement pushing for more democratic freedoms. The world's patrick win is in hong kong. He tells us that what's happening..
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