35 Burst results for "Bahrain"
The Story Behind the Kushner Deals
"So I said to you, Iran Hezbollah and Hamas, of course, two of them, well know one of them, Hamas. Hamas is Palestinian, Hezbollah is theoretically Lebanese and Iran is Iran. So what percentage, I know there's no scientific answer, but meat in your estimation, which I respect, given this experience, what percentage of Palestinians would like Israel to disappear. Like that you run the government and B annihilated, not just disappear peacefully, be annihilated. Yeah, so I think I don't think it's very high. I think that what people want at this point is they want the opportunity to lead a better life and for their children to have opportunity. And one of the things we did again, I read about this in the book is we created a business plan for the West Bank and Gaza to basically show how you fix it, right? So it's basically 5 million people and take about 27 billion to double the GDP, decrease the poverty rate in half, create a million jobs, reduce unemployment rate at the single digits. Not that hard for what we did is we created a conference in Bahrain that was hosted by the king of Bahrain. We had Saudis, we had Emirates. We had businessmen from all over the world show up to say, we're willing to invest in the West Bank in Gaza and help these people, but our problem is not the Israeli government, our problem is the fact that there's no fair judiciary.
Middle East Deals in the Trump White House
"If you were still at The White House, if president Trump were still president, what Arab countries would you be working with now? What do you think we're working? I'm sorry. Or do you think you exhausted the list? Oh no, we were just getting warmed up. We got our first deal signed in September, first deal announced in August after that we were able to and that was very tightly held. We worked in an environment in Washington with a lot of leaks and a lot of people always looking to sabotage everything we worked on. And we're able to keep it a secret between three governments, our government, the emirati government, and the Israeli government. And then once it broke out that we announced it and we really broke the news with the presidential tweet and shocked the world, even The New York Times had to admit that it was a pretty groundbreaking achievement. We started speaking to Bahrain. We got them on board. Then we worked very hard to get to get Sudan and Kosovo to join as well. And then even during our lame duck period in Washington, we were able to get Morocco to make a peace agreement with Israel as well, which was a big breakthrough. And so at the time, we had very active discussions with Mauritania, which I think is a real possibility, which is important to get. And then the big prize is rolling the gulf of Saudi Arabia, Qatar. I think the GCC will come together. I think there's different dynamics to play to get one to go before the other. But the last deal that I made I write about this in the end of the book is really we were sunsetting in our time and government was we brokered a deal to end the GCC dispute, which was really a blockade between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain that they had on Qatar. And so we couldn't really advance further with those countries until that was resolved. And so we also spoke to Indonesia, we spoke to Pakistan, both of them are waiting on Saudi Arabia, but it's gone from an if it will happen to a win it will happen. And I do think it's just fundamentally transformed the Middle East. And the momentum that it hadn't been left was extraordinary. So
Israel to host top Arab diplomats during Blinken's visit
"Israel will host top Arab diplomats during sixtieth street on the evening comes visit early next week Israel says it would be great the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates Morocco and Bahrain during the secretary of state's visit in what will be the latest in a flurry of high level meetings held across the Middle East the three Arab countries normalize relations with Israel in twenty twenty in this local aber Hummel cools the by the ministration welcoming those agreements which were concluded under then president Donald Trump has expressed interest in negotiating additional ones Israel's foreign ministry says it would host the fourth top diplomats on Sunday and Monday I'm Charles de Ledesma
"bahrain" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"Ask me when the Paisley bribes, obviously, because don't do it for love. I do do it for money. It is enjoyable. Go back to the United States. Sorry. I was trying to some of the wizard wrecks hunting. My sandboard has changed. I've updated it all. Anyway. I like the idea that we use a third party, say onboard. Like as if anyone else could collate the sound effects that we use on this program. Maybe. Maybe somewhere else there is a, I don't know, Australian podcast about Campbell racing that have a very similar intersection of interests. On pain and money. There he is. That's the one I was out there. Not that cold coffee of. That's all right. Look, we got a Rick sometimes out of it. That's all that is. Bang. Yes. Yes. Actually. I'll say that for later. Light it up. Cocked my gun too early. That's okay. Look, we can use that more than once, so I'm willing to say. It was exciting to see not all this exciting to say someone other than Red Bull win this race. And I know we're talking about this in the last week. Obviously, Red Bull winning is fine. Because, you know, they haven't won. Okay, Max Verstappen won. The championship last year won a lot of races, but it is a new era and it could be the Red Bull era, but it just feels like an even after seeing Ferrari win, and I had a very good car. Very good car in Bahrain. I can't help but shake the feeling that Red Bull, you know, look, was it imperfect weekend? Everything clicks for them. They're still going to be the fastest team. And I didn't want them to win straight off the bat in Bahrain because it just sits the tone, doesn't anything win the first race. And then they start to walk the title. It's just, you know, you want to have some, you want to have had something nice, a good appetizer before your underwhelming meal. Yeah. You worried the meal is going to be underwhelming, but the Ferrari appetizer was superb and so I'm very pleased with that. It's huge. It's amazing how often. I don't want to say goldfish memory in Formula One because there's been a bit longer than a goldfish lifespan when Ferrari were the dominant force in Formula One and everyone was celebrating their demise which is strange. Sort of a bit of behavior by F one fans. Almost as weird behavior is sort of people on Twitter. But it was great to say, because again, this is and I thought about this today. I mean, the Ferrari of old certainly doesn't exist anymore. It's very much, it's very much the same logo in the same colors and what have you, but it's a very different team. Right about now. And I would argue it's actually quite a likeable team, which is I think why everyone, how could you can someone present to me, I'm sure there is, but even in the cesspool of Formula One, social media. You telling me there is not an anti Charles Leclerc page. How could you not how? How on earth could they be? And for Carlos Sainz, well, they're two. Lovely people. And you want to see them do well, especially the last couple of years for Charles who's put up with an underwhelming Ferrari, obviously Carlos as well was criticized. Well, to go to Ferrari and of course, you know, it's one race, but he's kind of gone well. Probably for the best that I did that which is amazing because 12 months ago was really sure you wanted to have left a pretty cushion cushioning tame, so whereas now he's investments paid off for sure. It's paid massive dividends, all that NFTs that he's bored in Ferrari. Absolutely paying off. One with the monkey and how could you dislike a team fundamentally run by like an aged Harry Potter lookalike? You know, it's very it's very homely and Italian. You know what? Absolutely right. And who knows if he has the same color of humor, but maybe it's basically don't go there. It is. It is, it's extremely likeable as a result. And I'm pleased that we've arrived at a place where obviously we get two very competitive cars again, we've got Red Bull and Ferrari. Similar similar levels of performance, I guess, to Red Bull Mercedes last year, it seemed like it was very little between them. And then, of course, if we look down the field, there's a whole bunch of unpredictability everywhere. I thought it was really interesting though in this race just before we move off the battle for the lead, I guess. Was not only that Max Verstappen's had a very frustrated throughout it, and the team radio was very enjoyable, I guess, for a lot of people. But it almost feels a bit old school, doesn't it, that there's a new regulation change, all the cars are brand new, and then we have all these reliability issues in the first race. And granted, most of them were Red Bull. Man, in fact, they were almost all Red Bull. Alfa Romeo and Haas we had made you concerns will find. They ran perfectly during the helly. But Red Bull had three engine failures. Oh, tell you what the hashtag LH 44 got me would have been absolutely chomping in the bed. The battle was the pendulum swing between your Red Bull, new Max Verstappen, quote unquote, fanboys, and the LH 44 brigade would have been we should keep a tab on that as a side project for this year, but also to anyone who criticized Christian Horner's performance in ratatouille for you. The underworld voice has had a fair workout today. Yeah, well it's been that kind of week. We should give Anna a character a name. Neutral dot com. Character. Let's build a persona. We'll build a non deploy. Personality based on the anonymous anorak. So yeah, and so people that disliked Christian Horner would have had a field day with it. But you spoke about the reliability dramas as well, but also just.
"bahrain" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"The roof. First round of the season is in the book, don't think about it too much because the second round is this weekend. Immediately, it's probably, in fact, depending on when you're listening to this invite already be happening. In which case you should have listened earlier. It's really on you. Saudi Arabia, it's a whole different event. But the Bahrain Grand Prix was notable because obviously it's the first round of the season, but the first round of depending on who you read or who you listen to, the biggest rule changes in ten years, 20 years, 40 years, ever in Formula One, it could be any of it. Let's just go with in the history of mankind, the biggest rule changes to anything ever. We'll put a press release saying it's the biggest rule change in 80 years. He's most full of publication very, very under the radar. It doesn't spin the $382 million. He's been to too much telling me about facial recognition in China and not enough about a sort of aerodynamic changes through Formula One. And yeah, it's a fact, Michael. Just do you have freedom where you live? Because clearly, wherever you leave, you're in some kind of bubble. Of thinking this is the biggest rule change in ten years when, in fact, it was actually in the 1800s when Jim Clark. And I saw the team, they are in flags in the sky. Yeah, it was. It was significant and we discussed it last week. It was almost ridiculous to hypothesize where you think the picking order could be because it could be a very different result. Some of the predictions we got right. Some of them we got. Yes. Very wrong. I love Aries, particularly if you're a fan of the orange team. But we can't name them now, obviously, because it's presumably legal proceedings going on about the industries. You actually can outside the Woods AMC el arien when they have nil points that they name after the first round. So that's the law as far as I'm aware. So but for the formerly known as the potassium Formula One team, my God, what a great story that is. So there was some ups and downs. The good bad and the ugly was certainly to be handing in Bahrain, but I thought it was a positive first step in this Brave New World in. I'm guessing Michael, you would have seen the race live. And in person and ad free. And I hope you Harley enjoyed. I hope it was worth the early wake up call. Well, ask me when the Paisley bribes, obviously, because don't do it for love. I do do it for money. It is enjoyable..
"bahrain" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"Loaded up my F one fantasy topic for formula McKinley, trying to crack the half ton. This year, the halftime is in the actual physical halftime, not this cricket 100. That's a tenth of I do. Wow. Well, for one, I can't confirm. I have watched the 6 minute highlight. Exciting. We get, this morning, it was a bit time zone, not for me, not for me. But it was certainly I think a surprise. And we said last week we wouldn't really know the pecking order of the grid because the stand, the sandbagging stops. Because although you get a little bit of sand if it's a little bit gusty in Bahrain, it's not enough to fill up an entire bag. No. And who would collect? Very ridiculous. Why would you, it's like, as the old saying goes, it's like fighting fire with fire. You're not going to, why would you offer to sandblast the sandcastle? So it's just what's the point and you just adding exactly the same thing. You're not changing anything. So this was a significant race for so many reasons, but in the end, I think Formula One was the winner. Because if they could make 6 minutes of highlights, they must be the same thing. It is a lengthy highlights package. I hope most of those minutes were just the Italian national anthem. The real highlight of the race, we're going to go through it all on this weekend's episode of box of neutrals. You're listening to Greeks on.
"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
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"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Man. So that could be a great driver pairing this year if the car continues to perform this well. Matt, what did you make of Alfa Romeo today? Great to get a point on the board as well for Joe. Yeah, probably a bit of a surprising one. Just everything from testing said this was a team that was sort of rich in problems and poor and track time and I didn't really see this one coming. And then we can speculate about how much safara power trainers helped him, but it was a good result and I think worth mentioning about which shows that I think people made their mind up pretty quickly about him coming in. I saw that Stephanie dema carli was asked by Brandon a Sky Sports coverage basically did you have a hand in getting Joanna grid because having a Chinese driver is pretty handy for the shape of F one. He was like, no, no. We weren't involved in those discussions. So I just thought it was quite a pointed question to domenick Ali. But obviously gets points and there was a definite gap between him and Bottas, but a good result. Could someone get to learn from him? Maybe he has already been typecast as a pay driver and whatever. But that's a meritocratic result. And it was an impressive debut. I think it was almost a perfect day, but he wasn't involved in wheel to wheel scraps. He was like, you know, I don't want to say this because it sort of plays down the right approach, but he sort of just found his place and had a quiet race and didn't get in anyone's anyone's way. And it paid off handsomely for him. It was a good day. It could platform on which to build. Massively, I agree with that. And there was sort of key to him getting points was a late race battle that granted Joe followed a few throw on that, but Mick Schumacher really dropped down the order later on. I had a bit of a stinker towards the end. And Joe got past him and grabbed that tenth place, which, okay, constructors wise with Hassan and Kevin Magnussen obviously scoring points might not be too pivotal coming the end of the season. But if you look at it from a driver's point of view, who knows how important that point could be in the course of the season, it's going to give them a massive confidence boost, like Q said. Yeah, quite a quiet race. He kept his nose clean, but he did very well. And I guess going from anti stalwart turn one to finishing tenth, is this certainly not sniffing out. So yeah, I was impressed by him. I think if he can do a bit more of that and then build a bit confidence and a bit of pace into his package and obviously learn from the old master that is Valtteri Bottas. Then who knows what could happen. But yes, and I guess maybe Netflix it up, but maybe there could also be a good dynamic in terms of rival between Schumacher and Joe because they've got history from their formula three days as former team it's so yeah, look forward to that one. Yeah, different castle. There's a nice moment in the media panel after the race. Where we were stood, was basically once the drivers are completed there, weight checks and everything like that. They then came out the FIA garage. It makes out to walk past us on the way back down the paddock. And Joe, he came out and he had his helmet still on and he was like hugging all of his crew and everything like that. And he just visibly looked like it was weird like I could tell like he was like clearly very emotional and probably crying. But even though he had his helmet on and everything like that, which might sound a bit weird, but he just the way he was carrying himself was clear, just meant so much to him. And it took him a good few minutes to really just like get his helmet off just get his get everything together and really collect himself before he then went on to do his media duties. And he said in the media pen offs the race that yeah, again it's as Matt you said the idea of being typecast and I'll just another page driver or whatever and he's coming on debuts performed really, really well. The car is clearly quick, but he's had to capitalize how to make the most of it. And I think that he's done a really good job this weekend. And I'm already like, I'm excited to see what he can do and like when we, when we talk about sort of like drivers and how we approach sort of our coverage and stuff. And there are certain drivers that do better in terms of like web traffic and things like that and we've got various ways of measuring it. And when Joe joined the group, we were like, we're not really sure because he's a driver he's been in F two for so long and not really set the world on fire there. Earned his right to be an F one, don't get me wrong, but has come obviously with a lot of backing and that was clearly a factor in him. We weren't really sure how is he going to be in terms of his sort of media coverage and stuff like that. But already this weekend, he's been I've been really impressed by him. He's been that he's been just he's just a really nice lad as well, which is great. I think he's been very very honest about things. Like he said yesterday that he was just, he said, oh, it's pretty cool. I'm a formula on driver who's done my first qualifying and it's lovely seeing that kind of honeymoon period, I guess, but I just hope that that sort of novelty continues. But yeah, I really pleased for him. It was a really good sim number point on debut. Excellent. Let's talk about the alpines, ocon was 7th, would have been 9th, had it not been for the retirements. Fernando Alonso 9th would have been 11th if it wasn't for the retirements. Akon got that time penalty earlier in the race, which is the only time we saw, I think the steward's doing too much heavy lifting. And as far as I know, the remote VAR style system not being used yet. But let's have a quick chat about the alpines. Will they head away? Matt, what do you think? I think they had a head away from here. Happy or a little bit frustrated. They could have done better. I think probably closer to the latter. We haven't had any quotes from Alonso saying that was the most amazing drive for 9th place you've ever seen, which he can sometimes come real off. But. How do you evaluate it really? Because that I'll be looks like a good upper middle car, but that's where they were last year and they've got it's only a name change. It's still Renault Grand Prix when they came.
"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Yep, F one 2022, they've cracked it, these regs are fantastic, that's exactly what we wanted. But then after the race talking to a few of the drivers, George Russell Lando Norris asked both of them, they were like, don't really know. They weren't entirely sold at these new cars have done exactly what they wanted to do in terms of the following. And I think this idea that you still need it quite a big Delta in terms of the time that sort of time difference and time being gained to get moves done. But for the most part though, there were quite a few decent will to will fights in the race, I thought. And it didn't seem like any of them would massively, yeah, I don't know. They did seem able to race each other just from what I sort of gleaned from the coverage a little bit better. So that's encouraging obviously the drivers in the car. They'll be able to report far more accurately on the actual feeling. But it was still really cool to just see that wheel tour fight between the clerk and Verstappen. And I think that going into the race and it was a conversation a lot of us had. It was the idea of knew how Verstappen was in a will to will fight against Lewis Hamilton when he was the underdog when he hasn't won any championships. Now he's the champion and he's got the target on his back and he's going up against a new range of drivers in the clerk science, maybe George Russell. How is he going to ask? Is he going to start thinking, oh no, I'm not going to take this risk. Is he going to start maybe being a little bit more Hamilton esque in that regard? And yeah, I thought it was quite interesting that we still saw some of these brilliant dive bomb moves and he was really, really aggressive sending up the inside. But I think on the first lap as well, we saw maybe max last year might have tried hanging around the outside. And this time he didn't. So it's interesting, but yeah, it was a really good fight. I think it was definitely the high point of the race and it's hopefully a sign of things to come this year. When the race first started going, obviously the two bits about the new rule changes. Most people are talking about how the cars follow and can overtake and how much heavy they are and I did think for the first couple of laps with maximum fuel on board. I thought they looked so ponderous, but obviously as they got lighter, they looked, they looked better. It doesn't take much to press impress me, so cars going side by side, lots of sparks. That looked great. And then I was trying to understand Verstappen's mentality because he was saying in a pre race press conference. My ambition is to win the world championship. It's not necessarily to win three, four, whatever I've done that now, but he was still insistent that his motivation hadn't changed at all. And yes, he did conduct himself what's the right word to better. He was less do or die, let's say in a wheel to wheel battle. And that gave leclerc obviously a chance to be more considered as well where he was placing himself in relation to DRS detection points and stuff like that. He said, you know, he sort of had the time and the brain capacity to sort of strategize that as he went on. But then again, listening to Verstappen's radio messages when the car was sort of started to break around him, he certainly shows that his mentality is not completely changed. You still obviously incredibly passionate and vocal. But that's adrenaline, right? So during the race, that is an element of he hasn't got time to think about what he's saying. It's just his or maybe that's what maybe that's your point. That is just this natural racing self, but he sounded a bit on the edge. But he spoke about this after the race and he said that that's just how he is. I'm not going to hold back and he says I'm going to be very, very honest and he said that I have a good relationship with my engineer GP so I can say this and he's not going to take it personally or anything. But as I said at the top of the show with F one TV listening into the radio, yeah, max was I mean, some very colorful language that I can't repeat on this podcast, but it was quite insane at times even some of the things he was coming out with. And you can just hear the frustration as he was struggling with the steering issue and then he was all the battery is, again, I can't say what exactly he said, but reported a battery issue and they're like, well, it's not the battery, and then it turned out to be the fuel pump. But yeah, max, I mean, he said, look, I'm going to be honest, and I'm going to be forthright, and that is just how he acts. And I think that the majority of drivers there will be exactly the same on the radio. It's very rare to get a driver who, when the car is failing, they'll be totally ice cool and just very, very calm. Max has always been like that, but it was, yeah, it was even when the safety car came out. He was off for sake and he was really, really annoyed. And it was just little things like that where I was like, oh, there's definitely an element of frustration. I don't know if that's because he knew that he just didn't have the pace to take it to the clerk or what. But yeah, it was entertaining listening into him. Again, from my perspective, you guys are the experts, but from my perspective of just watching the coverage in clear air, it seemed like he had the pace and I want to know from you guys hating I'll ask you first of all. Is it those out laps that he was so passionate about? Now, on the sky coverage, somebody had given Ted Kravitz some lap times and he was saying, no, he couldn't have gone any quicker, but not to do Ted down obviously. His expert, but I was thinking, how do you know what his maximum pace was? Because so few of the drivers are ever given the opportunity in a race to turn the engine mode up to full to give it absolute maximum attack. And the obviously they're told max don't take it all out of the tires in that outlet. And that's what he was so frustrated about is he could have, you know, he could have done it in those pit stops. Was that too missed opportunities or was he just misreading it in real time? I'd certainly think missed opportunities is a fair assessment of it. There's certainly a bit of element of, yeah, if you turn up a turn out the wick, a couple more tenths here or there and suddenly he is alongside when he's coming out of the pits or indeed in front. And that somewhat changes his opportunities of passing like you say, we've added sort of factor of those cold tyres coming out on the track. So it makes the overtaking opportunity much, much greater. Yeah, it would have been fascinating to see the Red Bull wind sort of clean air a lot more. Sort of part of me was glad it isn't because the paste there is sort of putting in over practice and indeed during testing, I think if Verstappen was in clean air at the front, able to manage things on his own, he would have been off the distant even further than the clerk was getting. So it sort of gave that good dynamic to the race ver zapan after race also did sort of admit that the balance and various setup bits weren't exactly to his liking, so it sounds like they went a bit a bit of a miss, potentially those because they won't anticipate him to be racing in dirty air, let's still use that phrase. Behind a behind a Ferrari, maybe it was set up to think, right, I'm in the lead. And I can do my own thing and basically maintain all systems while still holding a mega pace. So what we're saying is, we'll sort of see where they are when they come to the next races. Yeah, still think with the exception of the issue that they had to obviously meant the DNF. That car is still rapid and I think if Verstappen's in the lead in this race, he clears off a mighty pace. So we're sort of see how it goes. They're pressing issue will be that reliability issue with the fuel pump or fuel system failure as they've called it. Christian Horner was asked about that. And he said, yeah, but if you take more out the tires early on, the new leaves that later on, so it's a tradeoff. You've got a balance. But I think that, yeah, I believe how much Marco spoke to one of our colleagues on the Dutch edition of modes, but dot com as well and said that Red Bull accepts that we maybe should have played strategy a bit different and told him push a bit harder on that outlet, but it's one of those things that yeah, if max said decided to ease off on those early laps and then pass leclerc with a few laps to go because he had more Thai life, then it would look like the absolute best move ever..
"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Today race plays for Red Bull was good, but not inspiring, but I think that I think you can probably flip a coin on whichever day and those two teams can swap around. I just think it's probably worth worth mentioning because it's the start of a new era that it was a good race. I don't think it would ever live up to expectations because everyone was so hyped up for new era, new ground effect, but I thought it was pretty exciting and having Verstappen leclerc have that battle for three laps in the middle, it was good injection into the race and yeah, managed well, but I'm sure I'm sure we will talk about the Red Bull sort of dramas and also our Fatah, but I didn't expect so early to have such a clear powertrain pecking order where you've got the Red Bull ones going pop. The Mercedes ones are a bit slow and a Ferrari Ferrari powered cars are a mega fast. Hayden, you are editor of also sport dot com so you know you are in the thick of it of updating our readers online. We've got live text if people haven't checked that out. So as the race goes on every weekend, you are in the prime position to kind of get the sense of that cadence. It was unspectacular as a right. There was some great laps, but were you starting to think, okay, so this is I can now plan out how this is going to go and then of course everything got thrown up in the air. Yeah, quite a bit, actually. I think you've put in far too much credit on my position in terms of knowing what's actually going on. But I will notice, note that during the live text commentary of the race, I did sort of say, it's amazing to see all 20 cars still running with about 15 laps to go. Now commentators curse normally strikes in that sort of way. And I know it didn't want any cars to not finish. This is certainly not a flight on AlphaTauri or Red Bull, but it was one of those where are you spoken too soon and that sort of, yeah, ignited the end of the race, but in different ways that were totally unpredictable, which is sort of what we love about Formula One. But yeah, that battle at the start was fascinating. I'm sure that you say we're going to turn a second between the clerk of Verstappen for the lead. But it did sort of hit a rhythm as the race war on sort of leclerc was gapping Verstappen and generally as the races were on that gaps were sort of spreading out and it found its order gas engine goes pop. And then the safety car comes out. It's a little bit of carnage and a little bit of deja vu of Abu Dhabi thought oh no, not again, surely surely not. Thankfully everyone followed followed certain rules. And yeah, it provided an interesting sort of outcome to the race which rebel obviously would be pretty painful about, but I'm sure they can hopefully figure out the issue and come back fighting in Saudi. You know, Luke, you're there in the thick of it. I don't know how much commentary you get. How much of a sense do you get from the coverage when you're at a race like the rest of us are watching? Do they have it on in the media center and stuff? Can you hear it? Can you see what the F one TV is doing? No, you can't actually. And something that struck me as being quite odd when I first started working in F one, I don't know if many listeners will know, but actually the race broadcasts you get in the media center. It is literally just the world feed. And there's no commentary, and you get the radio messages paid out, but you don't actually hear any of the commentary or anything like that. So on, I had my iPad upside F one TV, so I was able to listen to the commentary on there. I also listened to a lot of the onboards, Max Verstappen's radio was very, very colorful and it's not all of it was played on the world feed. He was getting some quite fruity language at points, but yeah, but I think there's always a good sense of just a real sort of there's always a cool vibe, but I think in the pre race, but always before the start of the first race of the season, it is really, really special. And it's kind of this back to school feel, and yeah, I think that it's just always really nice to get everyone back together. And this is definitely being the most normal race since the pandemic started. And being on the grid line, seeing lots of mates on there and stuff, that was really, really cool. An old colleague of mine and Hayden. It was his first time on the grid today and it's amazing. For me, that remains one of the absolute highlights of my career when I first got on that grit. But there was just a real sort of palpable, that's probably another clear as well, actually. But it just did feel really, it just felt really cool. And I think everyone was very excited about the race to follow. But it's nice that we're sort of getting back towards a bit of normality in F one, and it just feels like even something like the grid is very, very much as it was before the pandemic..
"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Coming home first and second in the first round of the 2022 Formula One World Championship Ferrari not only back on the top step, but also a one two full of clerk, winning the Bahrain Grand Prix, second Carlos Sainz Jr. and third, Lewis Hamilton in the first Mercedes followed by his teammate George, Russell in fourth butts, the story of the race, of course, can't be told without the two Red Bull retirements. First of all, Max Verstappen after the final pit stop suffering from a steering issue which he seemed to be driving around, he said after the race finished that it was almost on drivable in the fast corners when the car was loading up. And at the time of recording this podcast around 9 o'clock on Sunday Night, we think it was a steering track rod issue, possibly bent or maybe misaligned when it was dropped down from its jacks after the final pit stop no power steering problem or hydraulic failure which was speculated during the race, but he seemed to be driving around that issue. It didn't make a great restart after the safety car. He says that's because he just couldn't get the car straight. Literally couldn't get the car straightened out to get the power down and follow leclerc for that restart. That safety car was caused by AlphaTauri's Pierre gasly around lap 44, the car seemed to shut down and then set fire to itself quite spectacularly we'll find out what that was all about on the podcast today. Max Verstappen's teammates, Sergio Pérez, with just a lap to go whilst fending off Lewis Hamilton, Perez at the time in third position also suffering what was listed as a power unit failure, the same reason that Max Verstappen would be in lap 54, retiring from the Grand Prix with a power unit failure, but we think, again, we don't know yet until that investigation is complete at the time of recording this podcast, something to do with the fuel pickup system in both cars that of course is a common FIA mandated part, not made by Red Bull. So we'll wait and see the reaction to that. If we go back to the beginning of testing, we mentioned Ferrari we're looking okay. But these things tend to come back and bite us on the bum, and our listeners and our readers will tell us about it. If we do get these things wrong, but for a while we've been saying they're looking all right, joined on the podcast today by auto sport dot com editor Hayden Cobb, F one reporter Matt Q and our F one reporter in Bahrain, Luke Smith. Luke, I'll go back to Barcelona testing where there was a train line running behind the circuits. And you mentioned, maybe just a few people want to buy a ticket, just in case they want to get on the Ferrari hype train. It's left to station and it is barreling down the line. I mean, that Ferrari hype train is going to be packed, right from now on. That was an amazing start to the season. It really was, yeah, I think after all of the expectations that have been built up at three pre season and the moment that Ferrari unveiled that radical looking F one 75 car, we kind of thought, oh, this looks pretty good. And there's the old sort of cliche and motor sport that if it looks fast, it will be fast, and that obviously is not always true. But yeah, it was just such a dominant display by Ferrari. I think them and Red Bull were very, very evenly matched Red Bull had a bit of a pace advantage over all, I think, but it was leclerc looks in real control. It was a really good battle between him and Verstappen. It was very, very clean, which was good. And basically the moment of Verstappen overcooks it at the third attempt to try and get past the clerk from then on leclerc team just have everything under control. It's very serene and I commented on this, I think I was talking to Alex Carlin or grand priti out at the track the other day and I said that everything from Ferrari this year, it just seemed very calm, very serene, everything's just going really well executed. And I think the race today was a perfect example of that. It was a very, very good performance all round. Leclerc, we've seen what he can do. I mean, he won two races, brilliantly in 2019. He's been on form even in Ferrari's two low years. But Ferrari are back. It's just so good to see F one's most famous team back on the top step of the podium that Italian anthem playing. I was in the media pad while the podium was going along and there was some colleagues next to me humming along to the alley and anthem since it's a very catchy tune and it's just, yeah, it's just a good, it was a really, I think just a good, it's a good news story for F one. They've always said that a strong Ferrari means a strong F one and that's very, very true and I think that the nature of the way and it's a good way to start the year Ferrari obviously a very, very happy, but the fact that it looks so close between the leading teams as well. It's really, really exciting. So yeah, a very positive result. I think all around. If you're going to bust out a cliche this early in the podcast, so will I, maybe not a cliche, maybe a Ron Dennis ism, some Ron speak to finish first, first you have to finish. That actually makes sense because that's not the worst of what he said. That one's actually true, and it was about reliability that caused our finishing order again to flatter some of the other drivers and teams today. Matt Q, you are going to be on a job share with Alex kalinka. So you're in the UK tonight, but you'll be traveling for the races that he's not going to. So yes, Ferrari did amazingly well to get a one two, but we can't talk about that without also mentioning why Red Bull weren't on the podium today. So yes, they did well, but what did you make of those? Well, those last few laps when they got hit by those reliability problems. I think I'll follow your lead Martin, pluck out another sort of famous person from motor sport. Is that whole Colin Chapman thing of you design your cars for a 57 lap race, you design your cars to be able to do 57 and a half laps and then it doesn't matter what happened to them. Unfortunately, Red Bull got it. One luck too short with their car or Perez's car expiring just before and Verstappen's as well. So I think it's now come to light, isn't it? Both of them have been isolated to suspicious, I think, is quite Christian Horner used in the press release, but suspiciously similar fuel fuel feed or fuel pump failures. So looking into that. But I go along with what Luke said, I think it was a great result, it was good to see Ferrari up there, but I think on another day that that could have been Red Bull's very easily. I think we sort of check expectations a little bit. But I think max probably didn't quite nail his qualifying lap and then today race plays for Red Bull was good, but not inspiring, but I think that I think you can probably flip a coin on whichever day and those two teams can swap around..
"bahrain" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"With Michael lamina and rob jacks. With your house band, tomasa Stella and the tomato lamina. Want me to wanna ease back in Bahrain after being back in Bahrain last week, but this time, it's for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Yes, history's longest Formula One season kicks off this weekend and an ungodly hour if you're in Australia, but where he to preview it. And then you can decide whether or not you want to watch it. My name's Michael avina. Welcome to box of neutrals. I'm joined as always by rob James. Yes, if you like things that end in ack. Besides the episode for you. So Magnussen back. Michael Andretti wants to have a crack. And with the pulpit thing that's going on on half the field, everyone's going to hurt their backs. But the different back not the same. Not the Kevin Magnussen back, but the literal spinal region back. So a lot of back on today, so the sound effects for Shane's not here, so this is all I've got. Don't forget, Kevin Magnussen also his most famous quote. All the Formula One was about someone's sack. Well, I would have to play it. But we don't even have a pee in mcginley to sort of come here and sort of pay to say this. We don't even have the rights anyway. And I'm pretty sure the phrase was bald, but one way or another will get there. Speaking of balls. I thought that was a bigger mission last week. Don't worry. We'll be back in the future. And what we can talk about sex. What about the perfect really? They would have made the perfect missing last one. And I really liked the delving into bold deodorant. I won't tell you what website you can go to to get that until next week. No paid for it. Go buy a big razor. This week. That's all to come on this episode of Oxy neutrals. Oh, you want to listen to box of neutrals? Well, how about you fill out this form? Yellow.
"bahrain" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Consider three years ago, sorry, four years ago. Now it was three years ago. It was three years ago when Williams couldn't get out of the garage. Was stuck there waiting for parts to arrive and the parts didn't fit properly and it was just an Omni shambles to now they seem completely revitalized and everything seems to be getting the right direction, which is great to see. Yeah, absolutely testament to the management team there at the moment. And talking of a shambles, the shipping of horses, gear, out to Bahrain, was delayed. You really feel for the team. They have been through it in the last couple of weeks and for an alternative view on that. Check out GP racing. Our magazine, a monthly magazine GP racing, they have a monthly podcast and on that this month's podcast, they make the point that perhaps it's not his fault, they put all of their eggs in one Russian baskets and are paying somewhat the price. Not to be mean to us, but we like to give alternative viewpoints. I do feel sorry for them though because, again, just not being able to go out first thing this morning because their gear wasn't there. But they got some running in Pietro Fittipaldi getting in 47 laps in the end. Great to see them on the track, new livery as well. Tell us just briefly what happened today. They were going to run makeup for that time on Sunday, but it needed unanimous agreement by the teams. And it's either too or three teams I heard. Rejected the idea of them doing a Sunday morning run to make up for the time. So our has getting that time back somehow. Yeah, so they'll get it back on Friday and Saturday, so there will be a fourth and extra two hours in both days just to make up the shore for this morning. It is a very unfortunate situation, just when they sort of thought, okay, we've managed to put this farrago of Maz Penn as pins departure and the sudden sanctions on him and various other things sort of behind them. The plane gets stranded in Istanbul. So it was very unlucky, but again they did manage to get some running in towards the end of the day with Pietro Fitzpatrick. Only ran the C two compound and the CT prototype compound that Pirelli had available, so simply some hard tyre testing at house. So no spectacular laptops or anything like that, but just got some very good running in for the afternoon, which is, again, very good. And obviously, I don't think you'll be in the seat for the rest of the test because Mick Schumacher's got to get his running in and obviously new recruit Kevin Magnussen, who returns to the team, which is the last thing I want to talk about to you today. The biggest smile in the paddock and it was so nice to hear people just talking about him being back in Formula One. It seems like, again, universal love for Kevin Magnussen and back for the long term as well by the sounds of it. A move which I don't think many predicted, but when you think about it, is actually a really smart thing for them to do to be a reference point for the team. For Mick, so again, I think there just seems to be lots of people very happy to see K mag back in the paddock. Yeah, exactly a completely agree with all of that. It's so good having a known quantity on board the team, especially when you've had a weird couple of years, 2020 was very, very difficult. They've had two rookies last season and obviously they sort of put the entire season just out to pasture and they were focusing on 2022. So this is this whole Mazda Vasco has been the sort of little bit of a blessing in disguise. Yeah, sure, they don't have the millions of pounds, but apparently they're able to sort of survive without that. They were able to get Magnuson in on a multiyear deal. He seemed to sort of pretty done with F one by the end of 2020, but he seems a lot more revitalized now, obviously driving an insult last year, Chip Ganassi racing had won outing with arrow McLaren SP in IndyCar replacing Felix Rosenquist who was out with injury. So he sort of had a year to sort of explore other things, did LeMond as well. Explore other things, sort of get his bearings a bit, and then when he got the phone call, he said that he didn't realize how much he wanted to be back in F one, but then when gun Steiner called him up and said, would you like to come back? He was like, yeah, let's do it. Yes. Yes, I would. Yes. So it's so nice. It's great to have it back. You sort of such a sort of throwback driver. He doesn't suffer any fools gladly. And that would be really good for House going forward. I think to get the best out of this 2022 car as well, it gives me Schumacher a reference point. It just gives that team a little bit more of a driving force, which they lack last season. So it's good for them, but it's probably good for him as well. I think we've covered off most of the stories from today, Alfa Romeo did split their running between Bottas and Joe also Alpine, split their running, but not really getting many laps even combined 66 laps between Alonso and ocon, just for the party, ran for has today, just Perez ran for Red Bull. And I think that is everything covered off. Thank you so much. What's the next thing we can read on autosport plus from you? From me, good lord. Well, obviously we got you writing in the subscriber area. Well, obviously I'll be on auto sport live again tomorrow. So if you want to follow along for everything as it happens, we'll be there for you. There we go, got the auto sport live plugin. At the end of the test, I'll be sort of doing a technical review. That will be available in the magazine as well. So lots of things to look forward to. I'm sure anything else any other mad ideas that come to me, I'm sure I'll have a home for and I'll be able to get a feature out on them. Obviously, we've got some great writers available that will be able to service any needs that you may have during the test. Wonderful. Well, that's our first day of the second test. Covered off, make sure you join us for the next two days as well. We've got local Alex out there as well, we're looking forward to catching up with the guys who have been trackside. Today and getting back into.
US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain
"America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and a counter its use of suicide drones defense secretary Lloyd Austin's comments in Bahrain at the annual Manomet dialogue appeared aimed at reassuring America's Gulf Arab allies as the Biden administration tries to revive the nuclear deal which limited Iran's enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions United States remains committed to preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon and we remain committed to a diplomatic outcome of the nuclear issue but if I'm wrong is unwilling to engage seriously then we will look at all the options necessary to keep the United States securities I'm Julie Walker
Rep. Brian Mast Frustrated That ISIS Suicide Bomber Was Released From Bagram Prison
"Brian man Is very wise man He's American hero He's my congressman in Florida as a matter of fact And it's always a pleasure to have you on the air Congressman how are you I'm frustrated sir as I know you are as well and host a different issue but proud to talk to you All right thank you First of all we hear that the suicide bomber that killed 13 precious American military personnel as well as well over a hundred Afghans was an ISIS terrorist who was released from the Bahrain prison as is correct This is absolutely correct And there's a really important compare and contrast that every American needs to be making right now between president Trump and President Biden So this terrorist I'm not even going to say his name because it should never be said This terrorist was handed over to us by India because he was captured trying to bomb a location in New Delhi He was turned over to our CIA and put in lockup back in 2017 So president Trump made him a candidate for waterboarding was able to extract ISIS targets from him and use him to kill terrorists The only thing that a terrorist should be used for is to be used to kill other terrorists That's the only thing they're good for President Biden released the same guy and he was able to now kill Americans That's the compare and contrast that every American needs to see on the way those two
Author Joel Rosenberg Describes His Latest Book 'Enemies and Allies'
"Rosenberg. Welcome to the program. Thanks bob it's great to be with you. Oh eric trish. I even heard of you. I've heard of you in fact i've had you on the program many times. You have so many new york times. Bestsellers that i. I laugh because to somebody who i don't know. I think i have five officially but i thought you have written so many books and your books do so well and you now have another book so before we get into current events. 'cause i wanna talk about the middle east. Sure i'm tell us about the new book. Because it's i know it's it's the new book. Well what's interesting about this book. Enemies and allies is. It's the first book. It's the only book that really takes you inside the middle east twenty years after the horrific events of nine eleven to to assess. Where are we today right. Who our enemies today. Because they've changed and who our allies today. They've also changed but what makes us book. Distinctive is not just that. I'm sort of analyzing it from my own vantage point. But i'm taking the readers inside the palaces and the presidential compounds in every major american ally in the middle east. You're sitting with prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu you're sitting with israeli president ruby. Rivlin you're sitting with. Israel's defense minster by you're also sitting as i take you with me into riyadh saudi arabia and you're meeting mohammed bin salman most consequential and i think the most controversial leader in the arab world and presidency in egypt and king of jordan and the leaders of the united arab emirates and bahrain. This there is no book. Might this that has allowed you to sit there and listen to these leaders. What are they think are the worst threats facing not only the united states but them how do they how are they changing their societies because there are massive changes. So that's what makes us book interesting and for me fascinating to live it over the last few
Dozens of Afghan Women Rescued From Kabul
"I want to begin your weekend. Perhaps with a story of heroism before going to the reality of our shame. The story of heroism comes from the great. Britain's telegraph newspaper. I read in the morning is the financial times the second at the telegraph. Then the times of israel. Then i get to the american papers. They only started earlier right so they're hours ahead of us for the news cycles. A little bit more developed this story. I got yesterday afternoon from a friend. Sent this to me. So i cannot claim credit for having spotted it. It showed up last night. I put it online. It went everywhere. And i've reposted it because it just makes you realize heroes. We have lots of heroes in the united states especially in the military who and and the police force and the firefighters. We celebrate them on september eleventh. Then we forget them too. Often we celebrate them on memorial weekend and on veterans day. And then forget them. But i'll tell ya every day in the world they're heroes. The headline of this doesn't of afghan women rescued from kabul in the first ever the first ever israeli emirati aid mission. Remember a year ago. Donald trump presided over the abraham accords. That the united arab emirates and israel signed bringing a warm peace in the middle east followed soon by bahrain and other countries. The story reaches really aid. Workers and the united arab emirates have completed a daring rescue mission that saw dozens of sportswomen female rights activists and a singer at risk of taliban reprisal spirited to safety inaba the nail biting evacuation use local contacts together forty-one afghans from various locations in kabul. And then bust them through taliban checkpoints and over the northern border into tajekistan before flying to the united arab emirates the israeli emirati mission which happened earlier. This month is the first joint humanitarian project between the two middle eastern countries and is part of growing cooperation following the signing of the abraham cords last year which normalized relations
"bahrain" Discussed on Wild Yoga Tribe
"The only group of people that i knew of that practiced yoga here was a group of an older generation so my parents generation and i actually heard about yoga from my auntie. She's she's a bit of a hippie and a bit of a forward thinker and nonconformist and She said you'd love yoga you should try to. She's talking to different people about it. And for years i just want your. She is on one of our other. You know kind of Trends and years and years. Later after i had delivered my daughter and she wasn't born naturally i went through a c-section everything was too intense for my body at that stage. Every everything was just too difficult to the kind of surgery that i had. Sarthe that okay. Maybe i'll try yoga. And i walked in and i remember walking out and calling all my friends and saying you guys are missing out. The stuff is great. You know so. It slowly became kind of miami time. It became the time that was literally just about me and to all the mothers out there. They know it's like when you first have a baby nothing becomes about you anymore. Everything in your life becomes centered around your baby. You'll go is the time. That was about me and i just fell in love with it but i never imagined that it would become also my career. I'm so surprised. We that the the yoga and bahrain was most popular with the older generation. Like i haven't heard anybody say that. Yet what would you attribute to or is it also the same now or no. It's not the same anymore. But i feel like at the time when it started there was a group of friends basically. And that's the group that i knew of that practice of that time you're talking about two thousand seven and they had this little gathering that they would do and they had an indian teacher who would teach them once or twice a week and they would rent out different venues to do it but there was no yoga..
Civilian Air Fleet Activated for 3rd Time in History to Aid Afghanistan Evacuation
"Time in U. S history. The Pentagon is activated the country's Civil Reserve Air fleet, meaning 18 civilian aircraft from airlines such as American, Delta and United are being utilized to aid the Afghanistan evacuation in the wake of the Taliban takeover. The planes will head US military bases in Germany, Qatar and Bahrain to fly stranded evacuees elsewhere, alleviating some of the pressure on armed forces trying to get tens of thousands of Americans and Afghan civilians to safety. The Biden administration estimating on Sunday that several 1000 Americans remain in Afghanistan. The State Department on Saturday warned US citizens to travel to the airport only when contacted with instructions. Meanwhile, U. S forces are on alert for attacks from Isis in Afghanistan. Let me be clear the evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul. Is going to be hard and painful. No matter when it started when we began would have been true if we had started a month ago. Or a month from now, there is no way to evacuate this many people without pain and loss of heartbreaking images You see on television. It's just the fact my heart aches for those things. Those people you see We are approving that we can move those thousands of people a day out of Kabul. We're bringing our citizens, NATO allies Afghanis who would help that factors helped us in the war effort. We have a long way to go and a lot can still go wrong or to move out 30,000 people in just over week. It's a great testament to the men and women on the ground in Kabul and armed services. It also reflects a tireless diplomatic effort in order to keep a steady flow of planes taking off from Kabul. And maximize our evacuation capacity. We have quickly stood up an unprecedented global effort and established a series of processing stations in third countries. Most of the
The Washington Post Reports Which World Leaders Were Tapped by Pegasus
"Of journalism, stunning that they do that once in a while, you know what you know what's weird gym. It happened when Jeff Bastos was up in space for 11 minutes. So Bezos left and all of a sudden, one of the reporters at The Washington Post decided to do a random act to journalism like we can't get in trouble now, Bastos is on the, uh phallus shaped aircraft headed to another universe. We've got 11 minutes to do some actual journalism. So they wrote a story about the Pegasus program, this malware program that can be put on a phone. And on this list of potential. I emphasize potential people who were Infected with this malware spyware program. Are a lot of World leaders, folks from countries around the world. Back to my global destabilization. If their phones macron from France was on there. Also leaders, according The Washington Post, The Washington Post story If you want the title is on the list, 10 prime ministers, three presidents and a king. The list is the list of phone numbers that may have been targeted by Pegasus. And yes, not the clash of the Titans horse. Not just macron from France. Number of officials in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, China, Congo, Egypt. The list goes on. Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait. Turkey, Togo, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States. How many People's phones, world leaders influential folks around the world how many of their phones were infected by this Pegasus program, and if they were infected with this Pegasus program, Where was the information they were taking going to that the gavels down? That's the $64 million question, isn't it? Then you made a big
Washington Post's Dana Priest on How Pegasus Spyware Targeted Journalists, Activists
"Software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and contacts and videos I've been talking to don. At pre, She's a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications. Has been covering the story she started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives. We found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society. In many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India. Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the monarchies in the Gulf region Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and has we found 15,000 Mexican phone numbers and we identified some of those as you know who they belong to. Large number of them were opposition politicians again in a democratic system. And that's that's a huge number
Israeli Spyware Used to Target Phones of Journalists and Activists, Investigation Finds
"Golden fugitive car executive and, of course, Al Ross, with the support That's news Day. But let's start with this at international concern that governments have been using hacking software made by a private Israeli Company. That's according to an investigation by consortium of media organizations. Now it's called Pegasus. It tries to infect your phone. It will send you a message or an email. It will deceive you into clicking on that message or email and then send instructions to your phone and take over your phone and from then it can steal all of your phone's content. It can turn on your microphone as well as seeing all of your browsing history and context and videos. I've been talking to dine at priests is a reporter at The Washington Post. That's just one of the publications has been covering the story. She started off by telling me more about who is being targeted. We Discovered that it's being used against human rights activists. Against journalists and against politicians and government officials may be in the opposition in these countries, but also diplomats, military people, that sort of thing. Business executives, a couple we found a couple cases of Arab royal family members who were targets of this And so it's really the people who make up civil society in many of these, uh less than democratic countries or very wobbly democratic countries like India, Mexico and Hungary. But in addition, a lot of the Monarchies in the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia, you Bahrain, those types of places as well as Mexico, which was we believe the first client and have We found 15,000 Mexican
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
Senate Demands Former AGs Testify About Trump Data Seizure
"The Senate's top Democrats are demanding to former attorneys general testify about what they call a gross abuse of power Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin say bill Barr and Jeff sessions must testify about the trump era justice department secret seizure of data from house Democrats three years ago that's after congressman Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell were told the seizure was part of a crackdown on leaks related to the Russia probe and other matters while the department routinely investigates leaks a probe of lawmakers is extraordinarily rare ship calls it the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president Schumer and Durbin say it's shocking and Bahrain sessions are subject to a subpoena if they refuse to testify Sager made Ghani Washington
U.S. State Department announces new video game diplomacy program
"Nationwide news as the US state department announced a new video game diplomacy program in conjunction with the nonprofit games for change the program seeks to engage over twenty seven hundred students in the US Israel United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in a virtual student Exchange program that will Center on the development and creation of socially impactful video games. The program's official name is The Game Exchange in its initial round will feature under-represented and under-served students from schools in New York City Atlanta and Detroit students will be taught aspects of video game development code in competition and the social impact of video games. The US state department has runs similar projects in years past involving music art stem acting film and radio as part of their diplomacy policies Susanna Pollock president of the program says that game design is a US export weather is US expertise to bring to other parts of birth. While bridging cultural gaps and sharing that expertise
Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton wins opener
"Race day in bahrain. I'm what an unbelievable season opener took the win. After griffin bassil to the very last lap against smacks stephon. It was a race filled with action. Overtaking and crucial strategy. 'cause we retreated to batu throughout the failed impressive drives from the likes of landowners. I'm sergio perez. Meanwhile elsewhere the day didn't go quite to plan with. Dns finicky to mazar pin on fernando alonzo contact with guiseley which ultimately ruined his race. Another tough day for sebastian battle. He finishes the day with a ten second penalty and five penalty points on his licence.
Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying: Should Mercedes be Worried?
"Of the weekend max stock has taken pole and it feels like we have a bachelor hands. What did you think of the stephens. Performance arianna was fantastic today. It really really was. I mean like. I said a few nights ago recorded our hand i've represented. I was always very pessimistic. Is very wary of the potential from his eighties to to come back out of nowhere and stunned the formula one field and maintain its advantage from the previous seasons. But yeah i mean what. What a great drive from vistaprint. The there was a slight a slight down a slight negative aspect to it. It did make a mistake in key. One damaged his car and put not seemingly not enough christie reckons that it costs about one tenth for seconds in terms of each latte did after going over the cubs and damaging his floor. I'm an by By over three tenths of a second so you know he could have been even further ahead. Bob that just shows you how good that packages and and how well see bishop in eastern. It was just a fantastic fantastic drive in and again. Sergio perez out in key to in the other red blue. I mean obviously is a new car concept for him so he's gonna take a little while but it really does again show work good job. Verstappen does yeah definitely but mercedes did look better than what we've seen previously. They seemed like they had improved. Low bet but ozzy said max zappa me was only four. Tenths ahead of lewis. Hamilton and various hamilton. Did say after. He gave everything he had so i not finding hot one qualifying session and we have a very long season ahead. Thought should mercedes be worried. Yeah i think they should be. And i think that that's already so reflected in in the comments that they're making i think by taito wolf. You will boldly more bluntly per lewis hamilton. Coming out and saying well. These changes to the floor. Rose have been done to slow us down. I mean how much straightaway in the press
Red Bull Looking Strong at Bahrain Grand Prix Practice
"I. around bravo and joining me today to discuss everything is motorsport becomes editor jonathan noble. Now john how are you good. Thanks very much enjoyed today. Actually for for a friday practice session and we've had some boring ones in the past. I loved it. how did he find the show's format. I really liked actually. Because sometimes you an hour and a half. He often set there. That the teams will do nothing for the first twenty minutes so boring installation apps in the afternoon will be lost in long runs and Today there was no. They couldn't waste any time. They had to get out there to be doing stuff. I think what may happen is we may get a pattern. As the season progresses in terms of when they do new laws and old tires or long runs and short runs mixed up today but it was really frantic. had a little bit extra spice to it and you sense maybe teams have had to show a bit more bit more pace than they normally would like to on a friday. I feel like sessions had a lot more energy than we used to like he said and it was just nice to not have those gaps that you used to practice sessions where you just sitting around waiting for more to happen. Maybe it's just the excitement mean back of the cause on track. But i definitely loved it today now ahead of today. Of course one of the biggest topics was red bull locked and the fact. That mercedes want looking. Quite as good as what we're used to. Max zappa and topped the sheets for both sessions today. But what are your thoughts on. How right boy looking the looking strong. I mean i think. Sergio perez is first race weekend for red bull. Those kind of a big step for him to get in their new car new team new concepts all that sort of things He's he's admitted. Single outpaces lacking at the moment doesn't think he's at one with a car he's probably having to over. Think a little bit too much which suggests pacers and coming naturally to him. Which is he's ended up six. Tenths off max. Today but for max kind of the the perfect star
Grand Prix 2021 Season Preview with Laurence Edmondson
"Season's just around the corner with the start of the bahrain grand prix around one of twenty three china to count them. You might get up about. How long will be watching television for this. But it'll be good. I'm sure there will be good to tell us. It'll be good join me. Spn by laurence edmonson lawrence. How you doing very good. Thank you. How you doing. Absolutely fine exciting's you get a new season underway. I feel like everyone's talking about helping the off seasons vein. But i think this is actually one of the shortest. We've ever had opened with that. It feels like a long while. I think because i guess we knew all the stuff that was going to happen ready. Usually the off seasons for the driver changes and stuff that that happened before the last season started. So we've had this big buildup of like all these expectations about drivers going to different places and now it's come into reality so exciting. But i'm i'm definitely ready for it to kickoff. Well i think the big question on everyone's lips and it's not whether the with a hassle behold through the world sporting cancel controversial livery. We'll come back to that light. it certainly doing. Do we even bother with free practice. Come the brian growing parade. Let's be honest. we already mostly done. And if we go by the foam the unofficial form guide the unsanctioned form guide of bahrain price as and testing. If you were betting market and will purely looking at the results of intesting and bahrain you necessities at twenty dollars to win the grand prix because if you believe that performance that they put up in bahrain testing something. What is changed. They were going so well last year. This year seems to be unraveling under nathan. What's going on and it's a really good question which. I didn't think anyone had the answer. As of sunday and bahrain testing included mercedes. Which was that. Was the exciting. Bit economy expected to get there and then you they might start slowly but then something. You've come to the car on the final day. Do they use your trick of setting a time that when you look at it and you kind of calculate the fact they had thirty more kilos fuel than everyone else it was actually good but when you looked into it you went into detail at speaking to some of the people who team. It doesn't look like a situation for them. But because we've been here so many times before. I'm not willing to place that bet against them and if there are good aunts to get on them. Yeah we'll take that up. And i think the other side it which allow people have really talked about maybe given much focus or giving us much credit. Is it a massively. good job. The winter they seem to have come from a car which really wasn't very. It's one which really is quite good so when you combine those two things. The hope is that they meet somewhere in the middle and we have a competitive season. But yeah i don't want to jinx
"bahrain" Discussed on The Men's Room
"Bitcoin you can move it from the exchange into a separate wallets address on the bitcoin blockchain to make it more secure the moment you move your bitcoin units from the exchange into a secure wallet as directly on the bitcoin blockchain. It makes it more secure and there are other forms of storage if your wallet private keys. lockhart storage and cold storage. So there are different ways for you to protect yourself to ensure you don't become a victim of hacker attacks and of course the exchanges themselves. They have to take measures to be able to protect their investments and their funds and their users crypto funds so different exchanges Do differently so the the direct recommendation. Any person who wants to get into crypto as make sure you sign up with an exchange that has license and regulated by financial services authority Because they those who are regulated. They go through very strict standards of security. Which is Added for them to. They have to comply with as a result of be central bank or the financial service authority licensed requirements. So you work with the government and bahrain And your go to all these meetings around the world. How fast you see this moving in the middle east. Are you know people in in the in the industry excited about this. Do you foresee that in the near future. They'll be using cryptocurrency and digital technology in banking as an every day alternative to traditional banking. Okay so definitely. The those huge growth in this area in the past couple of years proved and also on on top of that now you have a new cryptocurrency exchange opened behind recently. It's called coin. Mina they just got her license about three months ago and again. They are cryptocurrency exchange aiming to capitalize on the growth of crypto demand yet. I know them. It said that about. We've had him on the show actually. Okay okay I think they're ceo. Her name is donna. Donaldson simone. I believe and so so. Generally i mean even with rain they make. They made a big announcement that a that the traffic on demand for their platform skyrocketed in the last year because you during the pandemic a twenty and it was a very very hot for your for them in terms of revenues so the same time. Of course the witnesses huge growth their opening decentralized exchanges in w as well end in dubai and there's a few startups coming up example. One of them's called matrix so demand is going to be there for sure but have to understand that. There's two types of the cryptocurrency. They're publicly traded cryptos. Bitcoin eat like coin and others. And then there's the blockchain part of it's for infrastructure projects and others so one example is for example if theam they're using Projects to launch for example infrastructure project for the government so.
"bahrain" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"Was born in a civil war and and having to leave that and coming into one of the safest places of and everything was different here it was like a cure for my exile at the migration and all this stuff just by itself kind of got better just this things on the people. We got that again Repeat myself a lot that's awesome. That's awesome remember. There was this one. Funny exchange happened in lebanon like after the war the infrastructure was really really bad ass. You have like vscode's barely fake stand. You have like riches that are falling off and i. It was a disaster and that was my normal life. So i come here and after a year i looked i was. There was a newspaper that was on the table. I was looking at the front page and on the front page and this is like the the national newspaper fishermen and they said that these are street somewhere in that had a hole. Solicits like okay. Actually like it's made the actual newspaper telling people just be careful from that. Go yeah looking on it but yeah some some problem. With little all my. This happened so heavily that it's on the newspaper. You know the front page. Yeah and for me. This was like my everyday use everyday life. Guessing is thirteen like that. So i remember i called my mom. Can you imagine they say picked up the whole paper so yeah it's really cool that that's again that's also that is as cool. Oh so you're. Tom said eleven twelve years. You've been in bahrain now you know. May i ask people who move from one country to another. What's the biggest difference but seems for us. Probably everything definitely everything for the better and leave this. This feeling that you know. I i get paid for what i work i. I'm tweeted in much better way as a human being human rights. The everything was better. But i also i mean i came from a really let from low standards really really bad so anything would have been better but this is really like i. I wasn't expecting to be that good. You know what i mean. Everything even like for example like with this pandemic and everything. The first we. We had the lockdown in march. And it's months. That was the heaviest lockdown and doing those three months. They waive all electric city. And what who will not pay anything like that for the whole country the whole country we just got. You would get an sms saying a start of every month that a bill has been paid for you that again. That's awesome. yeah yeah they really understanding and even help us like because i have startup company. So they they had this This for micro-businesses. Which is what. My coffee shop is owned. They even had a liquor. Money injected into all the businesses. So all i hear. Apply online and show how i've been affected by by because i had to close down completely. Yes of course my business. I accomplished but we mostly host people. So it's all about community and large groups of people so i had to show how i was affected negatively and i applied for this program of months where they would actually send me money to my bank account so i pay salaries and i pay my. Yeah and stuff like that. So that helped us for three months to keep pushing so amazing. Hey sweetie when move the bahrain..
"bahrain" Discussed on Reds Ramblings
"This is sergio. I am lebanese -sually a day. My whole life was born there. And when i was twenty four i moved out and came to. Bahrain is very close to lebanon case. Don't know it said about three hour flight and yet it's I have here. I opened a coffee shop games. Cafe people come and they play board games and we have like book clubs and stuff like that so it's really community oriented. We've done it. We opened the ski ace ago office. -gratulations that's all. Yeah it's been really amazing. This whole thing go. Yeah people in the community. We also hosts like don's sent dragons few. Oh okay all right all right back here again. More interesting as time goes yeah. We have like a dedicated tables and for people we got all the dies or the books everything so yeah it's good and into the day. I am graphic designer as well so you know with all the pictures you have behind me. I was going to ask some artistic abilities. I figure i love art design. Everything like that man. That is awesome. That is awesome. So what brought you to bahrain. Actually i always wanted to move out from from lebanon as a kid so i was considering more western countries like maybe canada because i with the somewhere in yoga but faith touted a met my then wife so i was so we got maggot. Basically i will met in lebanon in university. Fell in love. Got married to move bahrain. Cashews originally from here. Okay and we have a son now we no longer together but we have a seven year old son and yeah basically. It's life took a weird turn. But yeah well i mean it seems like overall it. Everything's worked out for you over there. Yeah yeah i waited enjoy tier. I love it. It's really nice. Yeah people are so chill and everything. It was what i needed. So yeah that that's good. I'm glad that i'll worked out for you. In looking into bahrain. I've heard of the country before right growing up. I've heard it here there. I had a feeling it was the middle eastern country by wasn't sure about wear and in looking stuff to talk. Talk with.
"bahrain" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Delegation from Bahrain visited Jerusalem. It was an interfaith group planted trees in an Israeli peace forest. Kingdom of behinds tree off life here injured then the Bahrainis were quickly escorted to their tour bus had this delegate declined my interview request, he said. Our situation in Bahrain is difficult when it comes to Israel, But the visit was a public hint from Bahrain that it wished to normalize ties with Israel. A few months earlier by rains, industry and trade minister's idols I Anne spoke to NPR. We all would like to have normal relations with Israel. At some point of time. Leaders in both Bahrain and Israel see a common enemy in Iran, but many average Bahrainis opposed relations with Israel so long as it's in conflict with the Palestinians. One by rainy woman contacted by NPR, recalled one of those Bahraini clerics who returned from that visit to Jerusalem. There was a backlash when he came back this person in party killer and he had to make excuses about his visit. Actually, she asked for anonymity because she fears government retaliation for speaking out. She says she's not alone actually have been talking to many people toe colleagues with me and the offer's France and people in my community and what strikes me actually that people from different let's say social background with different political opinions. They all come together on DH supporting the Palestinian case, and they are against the normalization that did Like the current deal. Normalization with this trial.
"bahrain" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"Bahrain and Jerusalem. On the anniversary of 9 11. There's no more powerful response to the hatred that spawned 9 11 pair of president says he expects now the Palestinians and others to follow in normalizing relations with Jerusalem. We think ultimately You'll have most countries joined and you're gonna have the Palestinians. In a very good position. They want to come in. They're going to want to come in because all of their friends are in Oregon State Fire marshal's been taken off the job is firefighters are battling deadly blaze is there and in California, with dozens of people still missing. Authorities in both states fear the receding flames could reveal many more dead. Organs, Emergency management directors as officials are preparing for what he calls a possible mass fatality event. Missouri Senator Josh Holly, proposing a bill to allow a pay hike for police officers around the country. Senator Holy says police are under fire right now, and morale is low the consequences of this mistreatment. Law enforcement are facing in this country becoming ever clearer. Senator Hawley has a simple suggestion for dealing with troubles that range from suicides. Too early retirements. Let's give our officers of pair ace. Let's get a pay raise to every cop in America. Holly's David Dorn back. The Blue Act would earmark $15 billion to help police departments nationwide higher and retain more officers. But Wagner reporting David Dorn was retired ST Louis police captain that was killed. By rioters while he was trying to.
"bahrain" Discussed on The Long Lost Explorer
"As how liberal Bahrain secretly is like it's funny because like one of the things that people didn't know was like an I ask you can't really get into this place because it Saudi only but the Saudi or the the the natives of the country's gay club was right by the military base because they knew nobody. Conservative. Wanted to go near the military base. So that's where they like they had it. So Bahrain has a whole bunch of stuff that they didn't want like all the prostitution's near the military base. All that kind of just keeping him safe pretty much because they're so close to the base it makes it so that the soldiers don't wonder far people don't talk about that in the military. So much what I'm saying because it's so suppressor the S to keeble soldiers from basically. Now and they can say that they don't allow a but secretly they do because the soldiers because then you have the hotel that's right across the street from the club where they sell out these little love hotel rooms from thirty dollars you know what I'm saying and then they get money out the because people are only in there for our they gotta come on liberty and I say, yeah I when I was over in walking street in Thailand, they had literally the Strip clubs for. They were basically brothels and right up above connected above on the roof, the second story or whatever were these hotel secret run out for the our stuff like that in the funniest thing was it was all segregated if you WANNA rush in if you want black Indian right eastern it was all segregate and I thought that was the funniest thing in the world and all that stuff. I? It was just so it was like that in Bahrain to really so Beijing like a red light district. Yeah, it's it's right near American alley and everything. That's what the American Alley Yeah where you can get a mic, Arab at McDonald's and make era. To make air, it's like a it's like a euro pretty much interesting. Burgers. It looks kind of like a euro pretty much..