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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

08:17 min | Last month

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"To be fixed. If we succeed in creating that kind of coordination in a few weeks and that something that takes a lot of work to be set in place I think that we would have an interesting first step towards recovering the possibility of building a piece of our. Local representatives or our local state. But certainly, as you said, the book I was working on that I'm trying desperately to go back to now with all this mess is about the informal processes of city making all the actors that remain invisible and there are very much behind the making of the city the way it is those who know how to trespass law those who said legality to others so that they can together make A. Place for themselves in the city I spent a lot of time documenting these informal documents, how they seep into the public records, how the transform ways of making things how can inform us as planners about how we can make more inclusive cities because the top down imaginary that the profession is still very much in remains incapable of responding to the real life situations like the current last and it's response, but also more generally the challenge. That so many people have to be able to live in today's cities, Mona Fawaz professor of urban studies and Planning at the American University of Beirut. Thank you for joining me while hopes for a people centric reconstruction remain at once again on the resilience of Beirutis a resilience, it's been tested time and time again over the years to a point that that word has also become a difficult one for many in the city America coming. Back to you just finally may not be an urban this question as such. But what do you feel is the mood in the city now is that confidence in people to take over and sort all out or is there a feeling now that when you look at the city and how it's governed that perhaps this is all just a bit well too much. Actually, I would say that this is the most urbanized question having. Worked as an urban planner for seventeen years in a structure where the governance was poor I can tell you that governance is at the heart of Urbanism I. Look at the Amazing urban stories feature. If we look at, Copenhagen's amazing cycling routes I look at different wastewater treatments. These are all ways of improving lives in cities based on governance. So actually the mood is both there are people leaving. So we are witnessing another wave of. Brain Drain and people who are saying this is really too much. This is Never GonNa Change we have to leave and you have also I think the people who've been on the ground in the street for the past four weeks who are saying, we can do this we will change it. But like you said, the problem with resilience is it doesn't give you the chance to mourn the loss. There's the loss of a city. Here. We've kind of lost our city. We've lost our spaces are cafes are bars. Our little corners are staircases, our streets, and Beirut's as you know, the street is so important to the livelihood of just the people you know the bars are in the streets jamais Zen Madam hired the restaurants. The food is where Mediterranean city it's very much outdoor life, and so the resilience aspect. I think the question is what if we rebuild and? There's another bomb the government never apologized. We don't know who's accountable for what took place there was no help on the streets the rescue team that have been searching through the rubble for signs of life were even stopped by the army. So we're at such a loss of really realizing that having not paid attention to the governance structure because at the end of the day, you can be a great artist you can be A. Great. Fashion designer you can be a great cook. You can have the best hotel you can be the best architect but if you don't have a role as a civil society was a leadership that can represent you. We're back to basics realizing that actually the absence of such governance is obliterating our very own professional and creative lives and our culture life on every level. So I think today we're in a moment of I can. Definitely. Speak for myself that I'm in a moment of want to do emergency work on the city anymore I've worked for the Red Cross I volunteered we've cleaned up but today I want to build a city. That's what I'm interested in how do we build a city and a place where there is no master plan for the city there is no vision and I think here today we're all really trying to see how to get the. Revolution that started October seventeenth to give it a voice to give leadership to put people in roles that can in a year's time when hopefully there's an election that we can pick up the pieces. So there is this moment of we are resilient and that we're not giving up on Lebanon but I don't think we're resilient to think that we can just put a band aid on cancer, and at this stage, we realize the corrupt. Leading the country are just a cancer that will continue destroying our lives, a mirror L. Soul, cultural heritage, and urban planning consulting in Beirut. Thank you for your time. Well it's been a little bit of a special show for me today they route a city the across the years of working hair monocle. I've got to know pretty well through connections through going to do stories. Even, hosting events in the city. When that blast happened I messaged friends and contacts and colleagues in the city. And I didn't hear back from many of them for some days luckily, not because many of them were terribly injured although Layla of course, one was hit by shrapnel and another friend had a brain hemorrhage on another woman who made an extraordinary film about the very early days Monocle Lady Yvonne Corcoran has just died of her injuries in that blast, but many people didn't get back to us just because they were so busy they were so involved in the immediate. Of that explosion. But hearing those voices, today of people who I don't know new contacts in Beirut I myself quite. By that passion and their integrity and. It's hard to imagine what you would do in that situation when you have the opportunity to maybe leave and. Go and stay with friends or relatives in another country maybe like many Lebanese people you have more than one passport because you've been part of a aspe- before. Here. People who I think while shaken have again and again and made an investment which is their lives in this city. And I don't know what happens in the weeks and months ahead it doesn't look easy. We know that there is corruption we know that there is sectarian divides we know that these terrible political clans clash and slow processes down but if just a few of the people who get to shape the city in the weeks and months ahead a like the voices we heard today then you you have to believe that there is some hope. And as I say Beirut is special to me and I hope that there is a way of moving ahead and rebuilding, which retains many of the special things that made the neighborhood. So badly hit in recent days come back to life in a way sustaining safe and protected for the people who live there. Well that's all for this. 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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

08:12 min | Last month

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"A report there for my correspondent in Beirut Leyla Milana Allan thank you. Now normally in these sorts of situations, governments would step in and take control of the process but one of the things that's been troubling Beirut for many years as the question of who gets to decide what is best for city developments. Lack of oversight has also seen historic pieces of architecture lost to private development and citizens left well down the list of concerns. A Mirror L. sold is a cultural heritage, an urban planning consultant based in Beirut, and she joins me now a mirror. You've got plenty of experience with how public private partnerships can work for the common. Good. So, how big of a concern is that Beirutis after entrust so much of their recovery effort to private developers it's a huge concern. It's a huge concern I did work for city there for seventeen years and dealt with a lot of the criticism of having a private real estate company take on the role of public good and as an urban planner who headed the urban planning department. It was not a very easy position from which to really advocate for public spaces in public pedestrian areas, etcetera, and obviously the city over time while they're back in the day was incredibly controversial. It had restored one third of the buildings that were destroyed in the downtown whereas outside of the downtown out of the two thousand buildings that were deemed heritage buildings over the past thirty years of postwar reconstruction. Only one hundred, twenty buildings remain, and that's because of private developers. So in fact, one might say that most of the destruction to the city's architectural heritage has come at the hands of developers. And money. Our biggest problem is corruption and our biggest problem is money and may be in a moment where Lebanon has been suffering from financial crisis since October. Maybe that's a moment where you think that fast money isn't going to kick in as fast so than people can't really buy up the but already from the beginning almost three weeks into the aftermath of the bomb developers were snooping around trying to. See what they could get their hands on from the old sites because their prime real estate I mean Beirut is a city whose five thousand years of history has told us that everything rebuilds on itself. So even the developers the ready to just wipe out the rubble and builds on top of it and with lack of governance that means there is no master plan that means the municipality is absent that. Means there's zero protection for the owners of these buildings who now have lost the one asset that they probably had. They don't have much financial means to recover, and we're in a very precarious moment where not only do you have to deal with kind of the basics of shelter food and sustenance. But also, what is the long-term vision for the city and these neighborhoods? Will they ever be the same again? An interesting point rising I'd like your take on this. I guess for listeners who don't know the city these areas Jamais. Easy Mama Cho. They have automob- buildings. They have pieces of modernism and I of the buildings that was damaged was the Electricity Dula Bom building, which is a bit of an icon in the city. So we talked about all sorts of architecture being a threat and was threat anyway the buildings that hasn't been touched since of war but interwoven in between then his older communities, the people as you say, who lived there who worked. From printing presses and carriages and all sorts of things. As an urban est when you begin to think even where to start the process of putting back in a community and wall to protect what would be your advice to the people involved in where would you begin the process? Well, actually, I have to hear really give salute to the Beirut's heritage initiative, which has become a coalition of various professionals who I've worked with over the years and who have done amazing work. It also includes the Arab Center for architecture that we founded, which works really on preserving modernist heritage buildings such as that looks. Really bomb, which is a very important building trust as part of the modernist architecture story of Beirut's you know I think today many of the buildings Yes are from nineteen thirties to nine, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy s, and these are the heritage buildings that have been destroyed and there are proper restores and people who have owned these buildings and worked on them, and so there are old plans. There is no. How in Lebanon there's an amazing team of people that are really trying to. How to get UNESCO involved and really not have to deal with government authorities in saving some of these heritage buildings I think today it said necessity especially given that we've got winter coming and really with most of the red tiled roofs of the ultimate buildings having been destroyed you've got rain coming in and really just chipping away at the rest of what's left. So the task at hand is really enormous because there's also no fending people have been volunteering and there's no way of sustaining also getting all the suppliers in the material but the will is there. So the serving has already taken place there's an identification of almost six hundred heritage buildings destroyed. There's about Forty in sort of precarious position that are already having scaffolding and here I really salute the architects who've been doing restoration work for so many years in Beirut's at stepping in at really not waiting for any governance structures because we know we can't count on them, and so that's really been an inspiring moment i. think the question is, how do you keep this and sustainable way? So how are you able to restore preserve these buildings and protect the ownership of lands because people are going to need money and they're going to need a way to support their lives and today I'm not sure those people have the means to do that while also restoring their buildings. Also, joined today's episode by Mona for was a professor of urban studies and planning at the American. University of route. Mona. If baby is going to have any hope of retaining citizens and rebuilding yet again, it surely has to develop an optimism for its citizens future there. Now, you understand more the many the impediments that hamper hopes of retaining its residents. We so much displacement hitting route all at once we'll rebuild effort even be possible I think it's possible only if we can consolidate hands for these residents right now everyone is saying, yes, we need a people centered recovery the idea being that it's important that people come back. However when you look in practice, no one really knows what it means to me to understand what's a people centered recovery means you have to be on the ground talking to residents and understanding what is the impediment for you to return recognizing clearly that people is a diverse. Class gendered sectarian national divisions that exist between people and that they will have different needs depending on their location in these social hierarchies just quickly two examples because of the breakdown of the Lebanese current because, of course, the blast came after months of DEMOC. Basically, a lot of landlords were asking their talents to pay the rent and daughters and so shooter young woman or man or couple who had moved to modern Cayenne, which was the happening neighborhood. Last summer you were basically struggling for that. UH, last year to be able to rent and your landlord was. Asking you to pay more to pay in dollars.

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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:42 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Have bitten savings and money. Now stuck in the bank, the bank won't give it back to them. They caught rebuild the homes that have been destroyed. Everything is linked together in these problems are so deeply entrenched and largely based on the fact that these. Entrenched political clauses run the country. So a government that has been chosen by the political establishment. It will be almost impossible for that particularly as I say somebody who is considered quite weak like a deep who doesn't have his own agenda and his own contacts outside that established political lead to try and tackle any of those issues Leyla let's move on to one of the key players and Lebanon's future is the French President Emmanuel Macron. Here's the first political leader to visit Beirut after the blast arguably absorbing much of the hurt felt by Beirutis. He's now back there trying to extensively help things get on the right track how welcome is that? Yes He seems to sort of Nomination Self, the godfather of. Right now, of course, Mike Holmes, foreign policy really ever since he came in as the president has been to try and push forward and be on the international stage he certainly very well stage managed. He turned up in Beirut just a couple of days after the blast in the first thing he did was he walked the streets of Beirut, the damage streets he hugged the victims he shook their hands he listened to their concerns. They said, don't give a penny to these corrupt politicians. We don't trust them and he said I know I know them He. made the politicians wait who who's going to meet an extra hour at the presidential palace. He extended his stay in the streets of people. You know very clear political statement that he is on the side of the Lebanese people and he said, Lebanon urine with you and of course, he said I will be back in a month and today is the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of an independent. Lebanon under a French mandate, how many people would say of course because there was a French mounted it wasn't quite independent, but certainly at least the creation of. This country that would have been an opportunity for celebration where it not situation Lebanon is in right now many people saying that they do want Franz to be further involved to try and help us a new a trudy new government system into existence. But concerns now that because what minute coins doing is pushing forward as I say these old government system because, of course, Western leaders in particular want a government that they can understand that they can recognize leaders a cabinet to work with which doesn't reflect the desires of the people protesting on the. Streets that now he sort of shaking hands with the devil because he's allied himself this new government which Sony people believe is likely to fail. So that never been an error on his part, but he is today He met last night with lose who is a singer, who really perhaps one of the people that complete unites the Lebanese people famous in civil war who sings about the heart of Lebanon, the heart of Beirut. So he went to visit her other people say well to city publicity stunt and today he will be meeting with Harry the former. Prime Minister, who is such an important. So Nepal of he'll be meeting with President own and also planting a seed, a true friendship, the National Cedar of Lebanon. So knots of a photo opportunities as well but whether actually he can do anything or whether he simply trying to use his clout. To, push forward at least as I. Say International leaders would see as a change by a new government coming in is unclear because it really doesn't seem that at the moment what's happening is going to be any different than what happened with how Santiago government when they promised reforms and six months later absolutely nothing had happened. But of course, the situation so much more desperate now in the aftermath of Explosion Leyla Journalists nnl twenty, four contributor on the line from Beirut's thank you for joining us on.

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"beirutis" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily

The Christian Science Monitor Daily

07:48 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily

"I'm Kendra Diatta. What is city to do when three hundred thousand people become homeless in an instant? Last week half of they route was damaged by one of the largest non nuclear explosions in history thousands of homes have become unlivable. One answer is to stay with family. Another is to expand your sense of family and many Beirutis are welcoming neighbors into their homes. Fara Map and online map that tracks protests is now showing private homes, hotels and schools where people can go reports the national and regional. newspaper. The HASHTAG, our homes are open has cropped up as well. Amid hardship the Lebanese newspaper, Laurent. Liz you're notes. We are witnessing tremendous expressions of solidarity from across the country and from beyond its borders. These expressions bring an indispensable glow into our night. The outpouring of love has fueled a funding campaign called together. Let's rebuild Beirut. Social Critic Rebecca Solnit has written that tragedies like nine eleven. Can instill emotion graver than happiness but deeply positive. In this is a glimpse of who else we ourselves may be and what else our society could become. Has Lebanon struggles with political strife and economic near collapse that BLIMPS is sorely needed. One Day really opening his home tells the National Lebanese people may be severely politically polarized luckily. When it comes down to supporting other people in need, they are unique in their motivation to help. Now to today's stories. Are First Story. This afternoon Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden chose Senator Harris as his vice presidential running mate here's a closer look at the choice. California Senator Kamala. Harris. Has Made History as America's first black female presidential running mate joining former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democrats bid for the White House. Those who know the former prosecutor described her as a smart disciplined politician who relates well to voters cares deeply about people and is a prestigious fundraiser. Twitter Master Biden. Called her fearless fighter for the Little Guy. The Freshman senator does not have a long history of legislative coalition building across the aisle or even within her own party and is some observers. The senators intense ambition could be a possible threat to our President Biden if her own political interests diverge from his. But when asked to name her core attribute friends and advisors invariably describe her as tough like Bernie nuclear reactor as one former staffer. Put it. Comma was in some ways bread in a lab for these tough confrontations whether in a hearing or on a vice presidential debate stage. There is nobody better than her says another former staffer. The question is whether this quality is what Mr Biden needs at this pivotal moment of deep national divide, an economic and health crisis. This story was reported by Francine Keefe her for the Monitor. The. Race for a vaccine is underlining the new global order of recent years. When it's everyone for themselves many risk being left behind. The race for Covid nineteen vaccine, which Russia claimed to have won this week has got caught up in the same geopolitical tangle as everything else to do with the coronavirus the tension between the international scope of the Public Health Challenge and national governments urge to put their own people first. So. Rich countries and some not so rich are pouring billions of dollars into research possible vaccines and into pre purchase of potential candidates. But this vaccine nationalism as the World Health Organization called it last week risks leaving the poorest countries of the end of the line or simply ignored. Some governments and philanthropists have paid into a fund to provide vaccines to the developing world but there is no coherent international plan to coordinate their production verification and equitable distribution. That worries Dr Seth Berkley, head of an international consortium of institutions seeking to protect the world's against the virus. The pandemic does not respect borders. He said recently, this global problem requires a global solution. The story was reported by Ned Tim Co in London for the Monitor. Perceptions. Of Fairness are based on experiences. In this episode of our perception gaps podcast explore what happens when our encounters with the justice system are shaped by our race. Is the Criminal Justice System Fair. The answer it turns out depends on whom you ask. A. Two Thousand Nineteen survey by the Pew Research Center found that nearly nine in ten black adults say black Americans are treated less fairly than their white counterparts. About sixty one percent of white adults agreed. This disparity in perception exists almost across the board on views around policing sentencing and parole. The reason experts say is that the way we see the world is based largely honor experiences and while there are exceptions. The Police Act more is an oppressive force when dealing with black people than in dealing with white people says, Spencer. Piston Assistant Professor Political Science at Boston University. That gap and perceptions of racial disparities is borne out it's driven by that experience. In this episode of perception gaps, locked up a reporters look at how the color of our skin affects our experiences and views of crime and punishment in America. You can listen to the full audio podcasts by Samantha Line Purpose Jessica Mendoza and Henri Gas in today's edition of the daily or online at CIS monitor dot com slash daily. Love of nature and a pioneer spirit. 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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

Monocle 24: Midori House

09:08 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House

"Without saying too much. He was with somebody who is also to in hospital who'd been struck by. Falling debris and glass twenty, seven stitches to his face. Other friends that buildings destroyed the the the businesses gone. Now, Kamal is an amazing food campaigner. He runs a thing called super tired, which brings together people across sectarian divides via food. Yeah. He runs the farmers market runs restaurants he runs INS. The kitchen was damaged the infrastructure damaged, but he employs of you rural women. Amazing in the situation he finds himself. That's what he's worrying about. So he told me that he's already been. Out in the streets. Handing out sandwiches to the volunteers, providing meals for the elderly and he's he's GonNa get back up again. This is great and amazing how people rally around. This is a society where the government is going to come and help you. You have to do it yourself. When you see the images of just ordinary people sweeping the streets and trying to put things back together you you realize the calamity that has hit the city, but we you know we have to stress. That this shouldn't have happened you know I it. It wasn't a terrible accident. It was stupidity a corruption laziness all of these things which dried Lebanon down again, and again because you have these these factional groups fighting against each other who who failed to govern in the interests of the people, and then you have this extraordinary people entrepreneurial, passionate, generous open, your hospitable. And to see people at this, let down again and again, and again is heartbreaking and the my final. Sorry for the. Ran But my final point is. When you see someone like macron turning up yesterday flying in. Pulling people together hugging people even at this time of Covid. He oddly in house side was more eloquent more passionate about bringing Lebanon's gather then is owned leaders and you'll see the anger of people in the coming days. If they've had enough, you know they were demonstrating already against the failure of the state but you know said, what was my feeling by fading was I was heartbroken on this morning when I spoke to Komo Yeah I, put down that phone and I was. Properly. You you felt this kind of wave of strange emotions of his anger and heart and what needs to be done so I hope that there is some kind of proper change happens in the coming days and up in. Andrea just to stay with you briefly mentioned Jamais Z. as the site for your holiday. Last year I lived in Lebanon more than a decade ago. Now, just from about a year and Jamaica was right next to the neighborhood I lived in to seeing those images you know always is sort of loved living in. Beirut it was this city of layers that it's such a long and rich history chapters of it extremely tumultuous of course but all of it is overlaid into this incredible geography whereas effectively you have the see right Dan is jammed up as the mountains rise up almost straight away and I think what really struck. Me was the scale of just this you know the the wave that we saw in the videos just. Tore through everything be it a sharp or very old the museum the museum damaged I think I'm just made me think that you know city is such accumulation of for years but the people who live there the beginning to piece that back together is just a task that sort of. boggles me slightly to be honest songs to ask you maybe you'll. Hat on a little about. What your sense is whether it's just too early actually to be discussing The rebuilding. Lebanon Tangible Infrastructure Wakon. Rebuild Beirut basically but what your sense is that the kind of city Beirutis in that sense and you know that you, you'll be surprised once there was this early stage in the disaster is behind US Thomas. You painted some important that you less distress they were in essence is near the the downtown pot, the pots W- tourists outside is no Jamais Z. Mama. Astra fear is a very compact may deeply historical area and this is the has been blasted to smithereens everywhere. The outsiders has been hit and geography played a mean trick on the city because as you say, the the hills rise rapidly a soon as you get out of Jamaica. So up sweeping through the boulevards of Ashrafi Fia through the French cool to through all these amazing amazing modernised buildings the wind this death rattle from the glass just blew up through that area when you watch those pictures. You Con- unsound how anything stood but also when I saw some of the photography that's coming out is that there is still a all these remnants of Ottoman architecture which fragile many buildings still not repaired since the civil war because of disputes over ownership. So these fragile buildings which people have been fighting to try and hold back from developers many of those just destroyed. What will happen well Will happen is a speeded up process was already been awful in in Lebanon and in. Beirut in particular is the power of outside developers, snap pieces and loud. Put Up thirty forty story towers next old Osman, palaces, ignore the needs of the neighborhood and I fear that the money that will come in and the the average that we've seen play will be a you know it's going to be a developer's dream. So you have to hope that there is like some real guts and fight that comes out of these people say you will not take this land we will not let you rebuild as you did the downtown in this banal fashion, we want to keep hold of our history. So my fear is it will be. It will will not be good but you know that there are these people there who who will not give up without a fight and philander to bring you in here. I know here in Montreal has a very large Lebanese population and they have been holding the gills and launching their own campaigns to support people in Beirut during all of this Brazil also has. Very Big Lebanese population how is the house? The news unfolded among among Lebanese that live in Brazil from your vantage point there in London. Fernando well was A. The reaction has been quite emotional thinking you know Brazil has the largest Lebanese diaspora in the world. It's quite a sizable community especially from my city hometown and including we even have top journalists who are from Lebanese descent Google Ashoka, he's one of the TV hosts a from Global News. He was. You know he his parents were Lebanese who's very emotionally he was saying he knew the country very well and again, just look at some Paula. Could our former President Michel tame his parents were Lebanese. Our top doctors I mean we have so many Lebanese restaurants I grew up eating this food and he was never exotic was you know for me was almost like Brazilian Khouzina Way so and it's funny that even both scenario president he's not very well known for being too nationalist but you know I was quite surprised. He said you know what I think Brazil should offer concrete help. To Lebanon after after all this happened. So you know it's it's the top story, of course in the Brazilian papers and is very personal too many people who still have family in. Lebanon at the moment I, believe there's twenty thousand. Brazilians living there. So there's also a connection there So yeah, it's it's heartbreaking. I never been to Beirut, but it was definitely on my list specially working here, Monaco here and dressing amazing things from Beirut all the amazing food. It is very, very, very sad indeed Sandra mentioned it is a city under country that is very dear to Monaco's heart and we will be bringing you the latest. Over the coming days weeks and the months as things progress in. Lebanon. Following events in Beirut on Tuesday. Well, let's move back to Brazil next here on the late edition and to correspondent in Rio de Janeiro listen to Elliott she brought us a little earlier today and update on Brazil's ongoing response to the corona virus outbreak here in Rio and emperors won't rolled ammunition comple- lockdown free zone actually. Were the opening hours footballs in Rio and some Paulo were extended to ten pm loss night cinemas are also reopening and we have thousand people dying every day across across the country and not in America actually surpassed Europe on Tuesday to become the region with the.

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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:43 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Some exercises in perspective the IRA bomb which severely damaged Canary Wharf in London in Nineteen ninety-six was estimated at just over one ton of ammonium nitrate Timothy McVeigh's bomb which demolished a federal government building in Oklahoma City in nineteen ninety-five was just over two tons of the same material. . The boss which erupted in Beirut's port on Tuesday was estimated at two. . Thousand seven hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. . One of the biggest peacetime non nuclear explosions in history as Bhai. . Route begins the barely imaginable task of cleaning up and is understandably enough growing tear gas was fired yesterday at protesters near the parliament building I'm joined. . Now by Lila Milana, , Allen France twenty four's correspondent in Beirut Leyla. . First of all, , you have been visiting the port which was the epicenter of the explosion. . I can't begin to imagine where you would even describe such scene but I'm going to ask you to have a crack at doing that the scene is as you say, , almost indescribable does smoke still rising from the charred MBA's off. . Destroyed packing crates destroyed shelving and it says every kind of. . Utility <hes> things you'd expect to see in shops. . Twisted. . Washing machines on the floor items from pharmacies because this of course port, , this is the one thirty functional in Lebanon imposed everything and everything was stored than in the center. . You have the remains of these enormous grain silos that carried the grain for the majority of the country <hes> completely destroyed and parts of them. . Still collapsing there you have a aid workers desperately trying to dig people of rubble that's thirty meters deep, , and the conditions are horrific temperatures of thirty degrees baking hot sun. . The air is thick and brown the smell acrid burning metal and plastic. . It really is post-apocalyptic and this goes on for over a mile. . Entire poor is just smoking twisted metal and daybreak. . Nash. . have. . You got a clear sense of how widespread the damage across Beirutis. . How far can you go from the blast without seeing broken windows? ? So it. . was about nine kilometers where we're still doing things like breaking windows <hes> the impact of it and having people. That's . it really has <hes> spread incredibly far, , and it's an uneven spread as well <hes> because. . What's happened is that the grain ciders positioned in a certain way which meant that it protected half of the city of West Beirut, , which historically has in many disasters. . Conflicts actually born the brunt of of problems in Beirut and actually deflected the majority of the blast towards the East and the south, , which is why a famous areas like Gymnasium Ohio Asha fear completely <hes>. . The buildings there obliterated and one of the concerns now is a lot of. . Buildings the older buildings in Beirut the few buildings left in the east of in pre-civil war, , which were much loved already, , quite delicate on the point of collapse yesterday as people were trying to clear the streets <hes> constantly civil defense volunteers trying to pull people back away from these buildings with balconies hanging down stone starting to crumble because of course, , that's a huge dangerous. . People are still sifting through rubble trying to find loved ones that buildings could. . New Buildings that had not yet collapsed could collapse on top of the other issue is that the new builds a lot of them are concrete and speaking to an engineer what can happen with concrete is that with a shockwave blast like this concrete cracks easily under pressure and so that can be in tunnel cracks there that you don't know about in can't be seen from the outside, , but the make the building unstable and because there's really been. . Very, , little help from the government with people trying to go back into their homes, , clear up and see what they can retrieve and whether their homes are still livable. . Many people going back into very unstable buildings and some living there because they have no other former shelter. . So a real risk of further injury <hes> as buildings might potentially collapse over the next few days very similar to the aftermath of an earthquake, which , is what this is compared to. . A among the people who was serving the damage in Beirut yesterday was of course, , President Emmanuel Macron of France undertaking a extraordinary spontaneous visit. . How is that being received? ? I mean, , it's it's understandable enough that Lebanese politicians don't want to interact at a personal level with the public at the not only for their own safety but is it being regarded as strange that the first high profile politician to to take a walkabout should be the president of an entirely different country? ? Well, , it is strange, , but it's not being regarded as strange. . I was down on the street yesterday when McCone was was walking through glad-handing the crowd I mean, , he really was <hes> you know playing up to it and was supposed to be going <hes> to Baabda Palace, , the Presidential Palace to meet with politicians and delayed that for an extra hour on the schedule to stay with Lebanese people in the streets of course, , <hes> playing up very much. . The fact that he was there to see them he'd said before the visit my main priorities to go and be with the people of Lebanon. . And extend, , solidarity's to them, and , then after that I will be dealing with the political varieties speaking to them. . So in the streets, , he was absolutely mobbed by people he's hugging people shaking hands with them people coming up tim saying, , please don't give those politicians any money that corrupt criminals we don't trust them and he responded to one woman I know you don't trust them graffiti everywhere saying don't give one. . Euro. . To those Michael help us. . So he really did make himself as I say a man of the people yesterday I spoke to a couple of young women afterwards. . WHO said to me? ? That man was more of a leader to us in fifteen minutes than any of our politicians have been where all day no one has come to see us where are they wears the help and later in the day after a lot of commentary that. . The. . Obviously. . Lebanese politicians feeding quite shamefaced one. . The justice minister did come down to the streets to try and speak to people clearing up and she had water thrown in her face and chanting protest. . Immediately, , <hes> they're not welcome and that people absolutely fading that the government has no interest in safety in their health in their wellbeing and their ability to rebuild hiding away from them as everybody marshals together to try and get things. . Back to nothing like normal but something livable at least just to follow that up finally, , regular listeners may recall that you and I were speaking on Monday talking about the resignation of Lebanon's foreign minister and that seemed like a pretty big story at the time <hes>. . He's probably ruin his timing at this point but have you seen or heard anything in terms of actual messaging attempts to help or anything from the alleged government of Lebanon or d you kind of assume that they've all got to the point where they just realized the games up nobody really wants to hear from them anymore. . It's quite extraordinary. . There is honesty nothing happening in terms of that what the government is doing <hes> <hes> a lot of finger pointing at each other and previous administrations about who's to blame for this they've put everybody associated with the report under house arrest and saying that they're going to find the perpetrators. . But of course, , everybody's saying somebody else's the perpetrator on what we know so far <hes> it seems that for six years has been ongoing negligence at the highest. . Level where a several reports were were built up by the head of the port and have customs sent to the government center the Prime Minister's Office the judiciary about the fact that this was a ticking time bomb and something has to be done completely ignored. . So the government is going on about this investigation saying they'll find responsible meanwhile three hundred, , thousand people in Beirut homeless, , five, , thousand injured hundreds still missing, , and honestly all you can see on the streets is volunteers. . The. . Lebanese. . <hes> breath volunteers, , obviously with their ambulances civil defence wanting tears, , young people armed with spades and rooms marching down the street just going into people's homes into buildings and sweeping up what they can and moving onto the next one cleaning up themselves. . They all said to me of course not here we wouldn't expect anything else from them with the only people who can help ourselves and today international aid. . Groups coming in different countries, , sending their own firefighters medical support in, , and still a complete absence of the Lebanese government anywhere except the poor area learn Milana Allen in Beirut thank you very much for joining us.

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beirut explosion latest news

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:43 min | 2 months ago

beirut explosion latest news

"Some exercises in perspective the IRA bomb which severely damaged Canary Wharf in London in Nineteen ninety-six was estimated at just over one ton of ammonium nitrate Timothy McVeigh's bomb which demolished a federal government building in Oklahoma City in nineteen ninety-five was just over two tons of the same material. The boss which erupted in Beirut's port on Tuesday was estimated at two. Thousand seven hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. One of the biggest peacetime non nuclear explosions in history as Bhai. Route begins the barely imaginable task of cleaning up and is understandably enough growing tear gas was fired yesterday at protesters near the parliament building I'm joined. Now by Lila Milana, Allen France twenty four's correspondent in Beirut Leyla. First of all, you have been visiting the port which was the epicenter of the explosion. I can't begin to imagine where you would even describe such scene but I'm going to ask you to have a crack at doing that the scene is as you say, almost indescribable does smoke still rising from the charred MBA's off. Destroyed packing crates destroyed shelving and it says every kind of. Utility things you'd expect to see in shops. Twisted. Washing machines on the floor items from pharmacies because this of course port, this is the one thirty functional in Lebanon imposed everything and everything was stored than in the center. You have the remains of these enormous grain silos that carried the grain for the majority of the country completely destroyed and parts of them. Still collapsing there you have a aid workers desperately trying to dig people of rubble that's thirty meters deep, and the conditions are horrific temperatures of thirty degrees baking hot sun. The air is thick and brown the smell acrid burning metal and plastic. It really is post-apocalyptic and this goes on for over a mile. Entire poor is just smoking twisted metal and daybreak. Nash. have. You got a clear sense of how widespread the damage across Beirutis. How far can you go from the blast without seeing broken windows? So it. was about nine kilometers where we're still doing things like breaking windows the impact of it and having people. That's it really has spread incredibly far, and it's an uneven spread as well because. What's happened is that the grain ciders positioned in a certain way which meant that it protected half of the city of West Beirut, which historically has in many disasters. Conflicts actually born the brunt of of problems in Beirut and actually deflected the majority of the blast towards the East and the south, which is why a famous areas like Gymnasium Ohio Asha fear completely The buildings there obliterated and one of the concerns now is a lot of. Buildings the older buildings in Beirut the few buildings left in the east of in pre-civil war, which were much loved already, quite delicate on the point of collapse yesterday as people were trying to clear the streets constantly civil defense volunteers trying to pull people back away from these buildings with balconies hanging down stone starting to crumble because of course, that's a huge dangerous. People are still sifting through rubble trying to find loved ones that buildings could. New Buildings that had not yet collapsed could collapse on top of the other issue is that the new builds a lot of them are concrete and speaking to an engineer what can happen with concrete is that with a shockwave blast like this concrete cracks easily under pressure and so that can be in tunnel cracks there that you don't know about in can't be seen from the outside, but the make the building unstable and because there's really been. Very, little help from the government with people trying to go back into their homes, clear up and see what they can retrieve and whether their homes are still livable. Many people going back into very unstable buildings and some living there because they have no other former shelter. So a real risk of further injury as buildings might potentially collapse over the next few days very similar to the aftermath of an earthquake, which is what this is compared to. A among the people who was serving the damage in Beirut yesterday was of course, President Emmanuel Macron of France undertaking a extraordinary spontaneous visit. How is that being received? I mean, it's it's understandable enough that Lebanese politicians don't want to interact at a personal level with the public at the not only for their own safety but is it being regarded as strange that the first high profile politician to to take a walkabout should be the president of an entirely different country? Well, it is strange, but it's not being regarded as strange. I was down on the street yesterday when McCone was was walking through glad-handing the crowd I mean, he really was you know playing up to it and was supposed to be going to Baabda Palace, the Presidential Palace to meet with politicians and delayed that for an extra hour on the schedule to stay with Lebanese people in the streets of course, playing up very much. The fact that he was there to see them he'd said before the visit my main priorities to go and be with the people of Lebanon. And extend, solidarity's to them, and then after that I will be dealing with the political varieties speaking to them. So in the streets, he was absolutely mobbed by people he's hugging people shaking hands with them people coming up tim saying, please don't give those politicians any money that corrupt criminals we don't trust them and he responded to one woman I know you don't trust them graffiti everywhere saying don't give one. Euro. To those Michael help us. So he really did make himself as I say a man of the people yesterday I spoke to a couple of young women afterwards. WHO said to me? That man was more of a leader to us in fifteen minutes than any of our politicians have been where all day no one has come to see us where are they wears the help and later in the day after a lot of commentary that. The. Obviously. Lebanese politicians feeding quite shamefaced one. The justice minister did come down to the streets to try and speak to people clearing up and she had water thrown in her face and chanting protest. Immediately, they're not welcome and that people absolutely fading that the government has no interest in safety in their health in their wellbeing and their ability to rebuild hiding away from them as everybody marshals together to try and get things. Back to nothing like normal but something livable at least just to follow that up finally, regular listeners may recall that you and I were speaking on Monday talking about the resignation of Lebanon's foreign minister and that seemed like a pretty big story at the time He's probably ruin his timing at this point but have you seen or heard anything in terms of actual messaging attempts to help or anything from the alleged government of Lebanon or d you kind of assume that they've all got to the point where they just realized the games up nobody really wants to hear from them anymore. It's quite extraordinary. There is honesty nothing happening in terms of that what the government is doing a lot of finger pointing at each other and previous administrations about who's to blame for this they've put everybody associated with the report under house arrest and saying that they're going to find the perpetrators. But of course, everybody's saying somebody else's the perpetrator on what we know so far it seems that for six years has been ongoing negligence at the highest. Level where a several reports were were built up by the head of the port and have customs sent to the government center the Prime Minister's Office the judiciary about the fact that this was a ticking time bomb and something has to be done completely ignored. So the government is going on about this investigation saying they'll find responsible meanwhile three hundred, thousand people in Beirut homeless, five, thousand injured hundreds still missing, and honestly all you can see on the streets is volunteers. The. Lebanese. breath volunteers, obviously with their ambulances civil defence wanting tears, young people armed with spades and rooms marching down the street just going into people's homes into buildings and sweeping up what they can and moving onto the next one cleaning up themselves. They all said to me of course not here we wouldn't expect anything else from them with the only people who can help ourselves and today international aid. Groups coming in different countries, sending their own firefighters medical support in, and still a complete absence of the Lebanese government anywhere except the poor area learn Milana Allen in Beirut thank you very much for joining us.

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"beirutis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:16 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hour from the BBC World Service coming to you live from London. I'm Pascal Harter. The Lebanese government has declared a state of emergency in Beirut, putting the military in control of the Lebanese capital. The search for people still missing since a blast ripped through the city on Tuesday is ongoing, although with diminishing hope of finding anyone still alive. One resident Tatiana has Rooty has been looking for her father who worked at the port on the first day of the explosion. We looked into the hospitals three AM was still looking every time again. Every time someone tells us a tip that she might be in a hospital. We go there. We checked, but nobody is it. Everything is broken yesterday actually went to see Ah, how his work places now and the city down there. It's very bad. Everything is broken Glass everywhere. People have no homes anymore. And it's very sad. Spokesman for Save the Children, Ahmed Bayram told the BBC that many people are still in shock at what has happened. Rescuers are trying to take out the dead bodies miraculously, just last night we saw rescue is putting out alive. Go funded the rubble in one of the buildings. Children. Families are in shock. We have now 300,000 people who have bean made homeless by this, they're not public appears for people to open their houses for hotels and motels. Toe open those It's a shock, and it's a long way to recovery as well as shock there. Israel anger on the streets as Beirut. He's taken the scale of the destruction. On top of the crises. The country was already facing crises that need tackling urgently as the French president, Emmanuel Macron's said when he flew into Beirut a few hours ago. I want to meet all the political authorities to have a dialogue of truth because beyond the explosion, we know that this crisis is serious. It involves a historical responsibility for the current leaders. It is a political, moral, economic and financial crisis whose first victim is the Lebanese people. And it requires extremely rapid reactions. Several officials from the Port Authority have been arrested in an investigation as to why nearly 3000 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate were being stored in the city's dog. Much of the city has been made unlivable by the blast. So what does Beirut look and feel like today? Nazarian Hatoum is a reporter for the BBC's Arabic service in the city. Beirutis sat today. It's the second day. The rescue efforts are still ongoing in port, every route where the blast happened so far, we have 1 37 killed and more than 5000 wounded. Dozens are still missing and their parents are posting their photos and social media. Aside from that 300,000 people are left without homes. Experts here in Lebanon are expecting the death toll to rise after the rescue mission is over. I'm trying to get a sense of what it's like in in a city that's been on behalf of the city has been devastated and rendered uninhabitable. Hasn't it are people who suddenly find themselves homeless? Do you come across them in the street? Was everybody joining him? We've seen footage of people sweeping up wearing masks and doing what they can to clear up this. Actually, there are some volunteers coming from different places from Lebanon trying to help and get some aid. There are on social media. Some post where people are offering their houses, the rooms, some extra rooms. Hotels cannot have them because even hotels and there would have been damaged, severely damaged, actually. What do we know about what led to this disaster now? So far. We have some information. The's are not official. These are not final. It's like 2700 tons of nitrate ammonium left inside the port of Beirut since 2014 which is six years This is what's thought to be the main reason. But the investigations are not out yet so we cannot confirm anything. There have bean the arrest of some port officials. What about some reports that Reuters was releasing that? An anonymous source close to port officials said that just six months ago, port officials warned that this chemical could blow up Beirut if it wasn't moved. Yes, This is true, and we've all seen the documented social media. This document warned it was sent to theoretical parties in order to act. But nothing really happened so people are really blaming the officials that are responsible for port of Beirut and as the French president Emmanuel Macron tours Beirut, the first visit of any international leader Did to the city. What has he been told Because he has being interacting with people, hasn't he? Yes, of course. He visited the port of Everwood and checked on site of the explosion. He also visited amazing streak, which is close to the explosion site on this street was usually damaged and he met with the people. People asked him. We need your help. They started screaming. We don't want these leaders to control us. So, the French president said he will make sure that the AIDS are going to be directly given to the Lebanese people, not through their leaders. On social media. People were so unhappy with the current situation because they said, the French president has come and visited us and checked on us while our Lebanese president didn't Our prime minister didn't they didn't speak to them as the French president. It Nasreen Hatoum. We'll be hearing from a leading Lebanese politician and nephew of the president later in the program. But first how is the health service coping? There is calm. We're told that he may be the calm before another storm a renewed surge of covert 19 cases. Just before coming on air. I heard from Dr Feras Abyad, head of the Raffi Career E University Hospital in Beirut. So the situation in the emergency department is more now under control. Most off the patients who've had light injuries has been mended, and they've been sent home. And the patients who requires more interventions were either admitted to surgery or to the critical care units depending on their needs. So now the problem is obviously in the occupancy and the hospital were most off our pets. Not all of them are occupied. Do you have electricity all the time in the hospital. We are connected to the grid. But obviously there are some severe power cuts on the grid and our generators has been subsidizing. You know what? When others the grid is off. But we are worried because obviously we have fuel shortage in the country..

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"beirutis" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

08:10 min | 2 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Wait for president trump to take a reporter's questions at today's corona virus briefing were joined by the. National Political reporter Jonathan Swan who conducted a jaw dropping excellent interview with the President of the United States Jonathan. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for all your reporting. You pressed the president on the death toll, which now by the way scans at what more than one hundred and fifty, six, thousand Americans dead he tried to explain why he thinks the United States is doing better than other countries using his own charts. I WANNA play a little clip a little excerpt from your interview. Let's watch. Take a look at some of these charts. We're GONNA look. Let's look and if you look at death get. Start to go on the. Right here United States is lowest in. Numerous categories. Were lower than the world lo the lower than Europe in what in what take a look? Here. Case death. Oh you're doing death is proportion cases. I'm talking about death as a proportion of population. That's where the US is really bad well, much worse than South Korea, Germany etcetera you can't that you have. To go by. You have to go by where look here is the United States you have to go by the cases. Here's one right here United States you tend to the number of cases. Will last meaning were I lost? As A. Sketchy says okay. And we have cases. Interesting. Thousand Americans died I understand I understand cases it's different nobody you're not reporting correctly Jonathan I think I am if you take a look at this other yard. This is our testing I. believe this is the testing. Yeah. Yeah. We do more wait a minute. Well, don't we get credit for that and because we do more tests, we have more cases. So Jonathan is the president analyzing information in a way that leaves him with with a blind spot. I just how awful this pandemic actually is how deadly is it is does he just not understand it? Does he not get it? I don't pretend to know. How he really thinks about this is what he's saying. What he's evident is that what he's saying is in direct controversial contravention of the available evidence or the very least the data points he's picking do not reflect the situation of the United is in it is absolutely true as president trump says that the United States is conducted more tests than anyone else but that overall figure. Obscures much daca reality, which is that a lot of those tests taking a WACO longer to get the results, back people a spreading around and the fact that Americans had to do so many tests is because the virus spread undetected like wildfire through the country because we were slow to get testing in the contact tracing at as it relates to debts. Yes. As a proportion of cases. Perhaps, his shot was accurate I don't have a copy of, but it's it's possible that what he was saying is true. But when you look at American compared to other advanced countries when you take the population and you look at the number of deaths from this virus America's doing horribly it's just plain fact it's an ugly fact. It's an inconvenient fact, the the leader of this country, but it is a fact. They're not the worst in the world. There are several countries to invest in America, but through for the country is the leader of the free world with advanced science, a great deal of wealth and incredible medical facilities. This is not a good outcome and that's exactly what Dr Vouch has acknowledged on the record that's out horrendous failure. You also had another revealing exchange. Jonathon let me play another little clip watch this. I think it's under control. Tell you what how a thousand Americans are dying dying that's true and it is what it is. But that doesn't mean we are doing everything we can. It's under control as much as you can draw this is a horrible plague that besets us really think this is as much as we can control. Thousand deaths a day. He's the president of the United States Jonathan but has he really given up to some extent? Does he really think there's not much more that he can do that the country can do to change this deadly situation? I think at this point, he has put all his eggs in the vaccine therapeutic baskets. The fact is a big part of the job is communication. talked to any Celtics without tell you the consistent back based critical communication from the lady is about the most important thing that can do in fact is president trump has been giving the rosiest of assessments. Emphasis is virus first arrived in the country he's been saying on control every month. Has evidently to control with with the death toll that we have. Just the odd thing that I think is really important to point out in regards to the way he's been talking about the virus speaking about it. He often talks about his decision to shuttle travel from China I. Don't think anyone at this point disputes that was a you know I think most. People would say that was the right decision, but it's also the wrong data point to keep on discussing. Because by the time he shutdown travel from China, the virus was already in the United. States via Europe and other countries. The criticisms of president trump are all to do with what he did after the virus arrived in America no fair minded person would blame him. For a guessing here it's what he did after it came here that he's the subjects are a great deal of scrutiny the I'm as you've pointed out as a Dr Sanjay Gupta's pointed out as I pointed out on the show many times in early. March. There were maybe a dozen deaths here in the United States about a dozen deaths in South Korea are right. Now. In South Korea because of what they immediately did under three hundred people are dead here in the United States more than one, hundred, fifty, six, thousand people are dead. What does that say to all of us? So we're going to continue our conversations Jonathan down the road once again on behalf of all of our viewers, thanks very much for a truly excellent interview. Thank you for having me. We'll have more of the interview coming up in our next hour as well. You're going to want to see more of the sent to our viewers stay with us. We're following the chaotic situation in Beirut Lebanon Right now, we're dozens of people have died. Thousands of people have been hurt by a huge explosion will go live for an update. Much Corona. Virus coverage coming up. We're also following out of the really worsening reports of destruction injury and deaths after a huge explosion rocked Beirut Lebanon today the explosion has killed at least seventy three people. I anticipate that number going way up injured thousands people in Beirut our Ben Wedeman is in Beirutis in our bureau. He was there when the blast hit Ben, we see a lot of destruction even where you are tell us what happened. Just after six PM time wolf about five six hours ago. At this point, I was in the bureau by myself and I thought there was an earthquake, the building shook and I sort of ducked down beneath my desk thinking that's the thing to do in an earthquake, but just a nanosecond later. The windows in our studio in one of our other rooms were just completely blown. This is the window frame here, and this scene was duplicated replicated throughout Beirut I've spoken with people all over the city, they all report the same thing injuries. Windows shattered windows shattered throughout. The city, and in fact, way up into the hills as well over Beirut. The last we've heard from the health minister is that more than seventy people.

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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu

Monocle 24: The Menu

11:34 min | 8 months ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu

"Anita Bakery talks besides a row of small's cafes in central Beirutis north your typical location for community building checked but through producing high-quality Sour Dough. Bread and a roster of tempting bagels. Cookies and Mafias Ma. Baker is using business to bring together people who would likely never otherwise meet. Syrian and Lebanese who reached and poor old and young the bakery salsa focusing on using ancient varieties of local weeds as well as finding new uses for Levinstein. Kitchen cupboards staples like olive oil cumin seeds and great molasses. Monaco's Beta which correspond reports. Went along to meet the Bakers Kid kid scientists new to you as built up. Great confidence in myself. I used to be very introverted but now I talk before I never used to talk. People would come and I would never speak. I'll be ashamed but now I speak without a problem when a woman earns money she feels like she's done something in her life and has something now. My children are more aware about not just sitting at home between four walls. No I go out and work now policy. That's done your water for the past three years. She's been baking sour dough. Bread with us. Citizen Brent Stuart after a long period based in Tripoli in North Lebanon Brenton Dinya recently began baking but then new premises in Beirut Malia Bakery. It's named after a pre Islamic Arab Warrior Queen Reflecting the idea that work empowers women coming along to Mario Bakery in central Beirut's Bryant opened up a couple of weeks ago and let's go and have a look what they doing the bakery today. Smells just amazing and sledding bagels dipping them in great molasses and then covering them with sesame seeds and caraway seeds although their neighbors relations between Lebanon and Syrians haven't always been positive. Tensions have been exacerbated since the beginning of the war in Syria in two thousand and eleven Lebanese blame. The one million plus Syrians who sought refuge in their country for burdening and already creaking infrastructure and failing economy. Syrians blame Lebanese for discrimination and racism. So that's where the breadcrumbs and Brent had already started a small NGO in north Lebanon. He thought that by getting Syrians and Lebanese to bake together. Prejudice isn't fears might have less space to grow. My name is Brandt Stewart American from Las Vegas originally and I came to Lebanon about seven years ago. I started to realize in order to really support a community I needed to address the needs of everyone in the community equally. Not just one segment of it just to help foster these ties. I started to see that my role as a manager of this profit is to use various common goals in order to bring people under the same in the same space and so we don't come together and talk about. Let's say peace building or community building what we have in common and what we don't have in common. We actually just focus on the common goal and I've seen through that process whether that's baking bread or whether that's education in the classroom these barriers. They break away and they fall down and people. They focused on what they have in common instead of focusing on what they don't through baking bread with her. Dunya a mother of five from the great friendship with a Syrian woman. Oh bida she left law September because she married and moved to Turkey but didn't use realization that they shed more similarities than differences has remained bus another synthetic Halloween again. Two years we spent working together really wonderful. She was like my sister and more. We used to visit each other. Go to sitting cafe together and had a good time. Mom about Malia bakery staple product is a high quality sour bread baked in woodfired oven with Brunton Dina's meticulous work. One loaf takes three days to produce from start to finish if we go to the oven Ashley now and so. This is the oven where things baked. So there's a huge gold oven and would fights. It's what fired. Yeah so this door is made of steel. It's very well fitted just to keep steam. We have to steam the breath to keep the steam contained in. Wow Wow goodness me as you can see here still quite hot. We fired this about three days ago. Mase yeah you can feel the heat coming out still quite hot Brunton Dunya. Sour dough is different from Standard White Lopes produced in Lebanon and Syria Venezuela hovers hide. The hovers the Brady's really good it's healthy with natural wheat and fermentation honestly. When I got my mom to taste it. It reminded her of the bridge. He used to have in the old days when they would make the starter and use it to bake bread. My Mom really likes it always tells me to bring some for her to perform MOEE. Bakery is also promoting Lebanon's feed producers by using local varieties of wheat. That's an idea that attracted chef. Yes Meena Hayek who knows twenty loaves a week for restaurant. La Career in Beirut's to Maisy district so most of the flowers on Lebanon refined flowers and it's rare to find stone mill flowers like brands and brand stone. Mrs Practice Flower instantly before baking so which Which which gives his bread this awesome flavors because if power is very fresh. I think that's using these varieties of wheat. That are going to eventually disappear as a way to save. Our food heritage. Brent soon hopes to expand Maui a bakery into a cafe as well wet buyers can come to enjoy the products on site the seven spice cookies and smokey sour dough crust particularly Morrish. Junior may well soon have other bakers joining her to cope with increased demand for Monaco. In Beirut I'm Lizzy Porta you're listening to the Menu monocle twenty four. Let's then continue from our MIDORI House Studios? There's been a fair bit of excitement over canopy dial or CBD which has become a popular natural remedy. New Products are appearing regularly and also the drinks industry is following suit and one. Such new product is called into this new soft drink was launched by Hannah Glasson and she joined me in the studio to tell me more about the twins and her business. I with the idea for inch e knee range of sparkling fruit and botanical drinks with CBD last year and that was what I was having treatment for breast and three that I was taking CBD's CBD oil and found that it helped me to feel calm and more focused every day. And I worked with the way through that time and as someone feeding backgrounds. I've been working in food and drink for many years with some of the best brands in the UK. The likes of SIP Smith and through that experience. I realized that I could bring something different to the CD wild something that tasted really good and Drinks with provenance where you could trace the CD. All the way back to the source. So that's what we've done with three weeks running now and it's great to see people enjoying the drinks more about what he wanted to create you. You mentioned that you felt like you have something different to bring to the D. Well so what's it all about taste always about taste from a feed and drink background? I have admired so many great tasting products. And what would lots of great bartenders in the past? Say the first thing we did was go to some world-leading bartenders that crucible in east London and with them started to develop some drinks. We wanted to create drinks that had complexity that balanced out the CBD. Because it's quite bitter on its own and that could be enjoyed anytime day. And what kind of job was it for you to figure out what the right flavors would be. Not The moments you released with. Three Bronx Flavor are pomegranate and ginger elder flower and hops onto. The Third. One is grapefruit. Mint is a spectrum of flavors to see different tastes and we wanted to create one. That was a little bit more refreshing when that was spicier and one. That was more mellow something. That's a great will tend to alcohol. Go on launch a business like this when you had the idea that he wanted to create a range of CB detering taste good. How did you find the right individuals who have the knowledge? You need to make something like this happen. Let someone who's wet food and drink. It was quite easy to know who to go to in the flavor worlds but what was completely new to me was the world so finding a source of CD where the creators would allow us to go. All the way to the source to understand everything about it from the soil to the way that it's made to the way that it's produced into oil and then made into water. Soluble product was quite difficult and challenging. And so we tested. Many many products found a few that tasted good and that works. That helps you feel calmer off to eat. Took them and then hotter through those find one that would allow us to go all the way back to the source. And how difficult was it to find someone like us? It was a challenge for sure but we found some great Jesus of CD. And I went to the farm in northern Lithuania weather. Conditions are great for for growing hemp and met with the family business out there and really enjoyed that process you have just launched your saw over in the UK at Fordham and masons. At the moment I guess many people are still wondering when it comes to CBD products. What is the legal status? Do you find the situation confusing at the moment we'll CB is legal in the UK Zubeidi oils a very much legal and the CBD in awe drinks is legal. There is a novel food regulatory issue around. Cbd and that's a gray area at the moment so the effort say have said that products with CBD will need to have a novel food license by the end of next year and so with very much working with our surprise to make sure that that happens so that we can stay on the shelves and continue to continue to trade so had a into and.

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Beirut Bakery Bridging Divides

Monocle 24: The Menu

06:44 min | 8 months ago

Beirut Bakery Bridging Divides

"Bakery talks besides a row of small's cafes in central Beirutis north your typical location for community building checked but through producing high-quality Sour Dough. Bread and a roster of tempting bagels. Cookies and Mafias Ma. Baker is using business to bring together people who would likely never otherwise meet. Syrian and Lebanese who reached and poor old and young the bakery salsa focusing on using ancient varieties of local weeds as well as finding new uses for Levinstein. Kitchen cupboards staples like olive oil cumin seeds and great molasses. Monaco's Beta which correspond reports. Went along to meet the Bakers Kid kid scientists new to you as built up. Great confidence in myself. I used to be very introverted but now I talk before I never used to talk. People would come and I would never speak. I'll be ashamed but now I speak without a problem when a woman earns money she feels like she's done something in her life and has something now. My children are more aware about not just sitting at home between four walls. No I go out and work now policy. That's done your water for the past three years. She's been baking sour dough. Bread with us. Citizen Brent Stuart after a long period based in Tripoli in North Lebanon Brenton Dinya recently began baking but then new premises in Beirut Malia Bakery. It's named after a pre Islamic Arab Warrior Queen Reflecting the idea that work empowers women coming along to Mario Bakery in central Beirut's Bryant opened up a couple of weeks ago and let's go and have a look what they doing the bakery today. Smells just amazing and sledding bagels dipping them in great molasses and then covering them with sesame seeds and caraway seeds although their neighbors relations between Lebanon and Syrians haven't always been positive. Tensions have been exacerbated since the beginning of the war in Syria in two thousand and eleven Lebanese blame. The one million plus Syrians who sought refuge in their country for burdening and already creaking infrastructure and failing economy. Syrians blame Lebanese for discrimination and racism. So that's where the breadcrumbs and Brent had already started a small NGO in north Lebanon. He thought that by getting Syrians and Lebanese to bake together. Prejudice isn't fears might have less space to grow. My name is Brandt Stewart American from Las Vegas originally and I came to Lebanon about seven years ago. I started to realize in order to really support a community I needed to address the needs of everyone in the community equally. Not just one segment of it just to help foster these ties. I started to see that my role as a manager of this profit is to use various common goals in order to bring people under the same in the same space and so we don't come together and talk about. Let's say peace building or community building what we have in common and what we don't have in common. We actually just focus on the common goal and I've seen through that process whether that's baking bread or whether that's education in the classroom these barriers. They break away and they fall down and people. They focused on what they have in common instead of focusing on what they don't through baking bread with her. Dunya a mother of five from the great friendship with a Syrian woman. Oh bida she left law September because she married and moved to Turkey but didn't use realization that they shed more similarities than differences has remained bus another synthetic Halloween again. Two years we spent working together really wonderful. She was like my sister and more. We used to visit each other. Go to sitting cafe together and had a good time. Mom about Malia bakery staple product is a high quality sour bread baked in woodfired oven with Brunton Dina's meticulous work. One loaf takes three days to produce from start to finish if we go to the oven Ashley now and so. This is the oven where things baked. So there's a huge gold oven and would fights. It's what fired. Yeah so this door is made of steel. It's very well fitted just to keep steam. We have to steam the breath to keep the steam contained in. Wow Wow goodness me as you can see here still quite hot. We fired this about three days ago. Mase yeah you can feel the heat coming out still quite hot Brunton Dunya. Sour dough is different from Standard White Lopes produced in Lebanon and Syria Venezuela hovers hide. The hovers the Brady's really good it's healthy with natural wheat and fermentation honestly. When I got my mom to taste it. It reminded her of the bridge. He used to have in the old days when they would make the starter and use it to bake bread. My Mom really likes it always tells me to bring some for her to perform MOEE. Bakery is also promoting Lebanon's feed producers by using local varieties of wheat. That's an idea that attracted chef. Yes Meena Hayek who knows twenty loaves a week for restaurant. La Career in Beirut's to Maisy district so most of the flowers on Lebanon refined flowers and it's rare to find stone mill flowers like brands and brand stone. Mrs Practice Flower instantly before baking so which Which which gives his bread this awesome flavors because if power is very fresh. I think that's using these varieties of wheat. That are going to eventually disappear as a way to save. Our food heritage. Brent soon hopes to expand Maui a bakery into a cafe as well wet buyers can come to enjoy the products on site the seven spice cookies and smokey sour dough crust particularly Morrish. Junior may well soon have other bakers joining her to cope with increased demand

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"beirutis" Discussed on Layovers

Layovers

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Layovers

"Apology for the desert. We had a slight sound issue. I have these very baton of talking over Alex from time to time. It was even worse into lasette because of some strange layout of the trucks that what happens. Sorry, guys, it seems from time to time that we were talking over each other all the time, especially me, a hope it doesn't happen again in this one. And also, I've stopped my server next to my computer because you could hear it at some point. I'm really sorry gingerly out of my office. I'm still getting used to it. Sorry for that. We talked about big airports of his Slee. Stumble actually not. I don't know if you've heard, but I've heard that east will no matter how big is the taxi, of course, very long, but they have buses which come. I'm like, what did you Bill such big airport? Buses. I don't get it. Remind me to tell you later about bus experience. Innsbruck pretty funny. We'll cover guys broke soon as well. Because just been to it as you just told you. So I said to be reports we have big charity UK one of which is get wick. I've ever been to multi yourself. Yes. I have. I was there last year. I don't think we've covered the airport will do that as well. At some point. Is it never been? Yeah. It's not huge. It's very nice very very well laid out with wonderful lounge that has a huge outdoor viewing area because the minister of tourism as announced that day want to multi airports to become as big as we continue with passengers. It's a very small island. Exactly, I maybe they wanna go to heaven spoke modeled, but do they even have an airline Air Malta? Do they have Air Malta as you say? I think there's another one as well. It's more of a charter carrier, but it's not a big airport, and it's not a big island. It was an old RAF base for not mistaken because catch week seems like overly enthusiastic. Yeah. It does six million passengers last year, and what get we have fifty million at least something like that. I anyway, so look guys, and maybe actually are is next emerets. So why not, but I was very surprised at that piece of news and other airports that we've covered the passive. We've both been me many times. It's you at least twice is be route airport yet the beirutis actually seeing an extension. Finally, so essentially supposed to be opening coming June. Currently you remember the airport is overcrowded with people the security layers doesn't help either because you queue forever. Actually, I think bench lab for one mile time recently reviewed Beirut airport. He was baffled at how bad. It was great is it so they have these master plan to go to thirty million passengers a year, but that is way way into the future. And we knew that the economy's not doing well, some not holding my breath, but they are revamping both the east and west side of the starting with the side is not looking to see bit better. More gates. So good luck to them as well. Because it's worth. Having a good upper there believe it is it is it's one of the more stable regions or countries are cities even in the region, and it's beautiful. So how if they can make that experience a little bit better than great everybody wins and the national airline is buying fifteen year our planes starting this year eleven of which will be three twenty once and four others will be white, buddy. But they're not specified, which ones maybe three thirty years. But look them as well..

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"beirutis" Discussed on Correspondents Report

Correspondents Report

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Correspondents Report

"The greatest part about living in Beirut, brick our man in the Middle East. Adam Harvey is the easy access to the mountains that overlook the Lebanese capital when the snow falls beirutis cast aside daycares and head for the hills. Here's a confession. One of the reasons I applied for a job by route was because I knew that in Lebanon, you can ski of love the sports in service thirteen years old. And I strapped on a pair of skis at a tiny slope in the Brindabella's KARN forest seem terrifying, then I see state bumpy chaotic. But it was so addictive that I soon moved to the big time spins halls, but as an adult of lived in places like purse and Dublin and Sydney with a logistics and cost of skiing with prohibitive, my loss. Stop was Indonesia where the temperature didn't drop below twenty eighteen threes, and the closest thing to snow was the ash falling from mount going, and then I moved to Beirut. We can famously ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon. You couldn't do that. It's Megan's halls. Well, technically, you could but you'd need to finish at noon and dry for two hundred and fifty kilometers lightning speed to throw yourself in the ocean. And you'd being Tara in July the first time, I went up in January. I approached my Lebanese ski trip with the rigid discipline of someone who'd grownups gain on weekends in Austria, we've got to hit the slopes early. If you want to avoid queuing for forty five minutes at H T bar on parishes front valley. So I was out the door at seeks roaring up the mountain road by six thirty and at the resort by seven thirty that sea level to two thousand meters in an hour, including a stop to pick up skis and poles. I couldn't quite believe it neither I think could the cop hot guys at the resort called Mazaar. I was the first person they're opposed any empty bitumen looked up at the mountain with its deep fresh layer of snow and wondered where you're on was in bed at turned out Lignes live their lives at the opposite. End of the day. The cafes are empty at ten AM and packed at ten pm at Missouri. The ticket counter didn't open for another thirty minutes, a cool. My heels with a handful of the other early birds eventually handed over fifty dollars for a lift ticket. Good on the first chill. If to the day might fresh tracks all the way down and got strike back onto another lift, no Q. And this happened all day long. It was a dream the rest of the skiers arrived after ten AM, but the lift queues who really on the few minutes long at most basically had the mountain to myself and what a mountain wide open slopes loads of shoots and Kelly. To get lost in and best of all two huge. Winter storms had just dumped about full maters of fresh snow so much had fallen the snow plows had to dig channels beneath some of the lifts so they could operate Mozelle about the size of thread boat with a few flourishes that you wouldn't see ustralia the food and drink more interesting. I had a mountaintop Espresso with a size flack bread cooked in front of you on a middle dome. With a layer of cheese tire and yogurt spread on top. Just like in any ski resort. The music's terrible. The fashions more interesting was is the first price of seeing anyone skiing for coat the resorts in a Christian area and the locals have made their allegiance cle-, but decorating the hilltops with giant steel crosses from one of the highest chairs you can look across the Bekaa valley to the mountains of Syria as I'm recording some audio to accompany this report I ever hear a pair of skis taking in view. One man who sounds American says. So that's Syria, and that way Israel, his Lebanese companion silent for a moment occupied Palestine, he says. I head back to the cow pock, which is pandemonium the light cameras roll arriving. Now after lunch, I've never seen this an astrologer we might as well give up if you haven't arrived by ten the ski slopes might have been sedate, and peaceful, but the roads leading to them, and now frenzied is a five kilometer tailback as all the light comes sitting stalled traffic police stand on the narrow mountain road, waving arms and shouting as they try and fail to order the traffic, but even with all the cups drivers pull out of their line and roar up the wrong side of the road booking me and the other cars coming in the opposite direction. Everyone comes to a standstill as impatient. Drivers. And try to squeeze back into the other line. Everyone honks that everyone else tap my horn, just to join in the party, but none of these guys can Rick my good mood. I'm in a post mountain high skiing in Lebanon is paradise. You've just got to rise early. As the old correspondence rule has it. Any full can be uncomfortable. Adam havi enjoying himself on Lebanon's ski slopes.

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Ski Lebanon

Correspondents Report

05:08 min | 1 year ago

Ski Lebanon

"The greatest part about living in Beirut, brick our man in the Middle East. Adam Harvey is the easy access to the mountains that overlook the Lebanese capital when the snow falls beirutis cast aside daycares and head for the hills. Here's a confession. One of the reasons I applied for a job by route was because I knew that in Lebanon, you can ski of love the sports in service thirteen years old. And I strapped on a pair of skis at a tiny slope in the Brindabella's KARN forest seem terrifying, then I see state bumpy chaotic. But it was so addictive that I soon moved to the big time spins halls, but as an adult of lived in places like purse and Dublin and Sydney with a logistics and cost of skiing with prohibitive, my loss. Stop was Indonesia where the temperature didn't drop below twenty eighteen threes, and the closest thing to snow was the ash falling from mount going, and then I moved to Beirut. We can famously ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon. You couldn't do that. It's Megan's halls. Well, technically, you could but you'd need to finish at noon and dry for two hundred and fifty kilometers lightning speed to throw yourself in the ocean. And you'd being Tara in July the first time, I went up in January. I approached my Lebanese ski trip with the rigid discipline of someone who'd grownups gain on weekends in Austria, we've got to hit the slopes early. If you want to avoid queuing for forty five minutes at H T bar on parishes front valley. So I was out the door at seeks roaring up the mountain road by six thirty and at the resort by seven thirty that sea level to two thousand meters in an hour, including a stop to pick up skis and poles. I couldn't quite believe it neither I think could the cop hot guys at the resort called Mazaar. I was the first person they're opposed any empty bitumen looked up at the mountain with its deep fresh layer of snow and wondered where you're on was in bed at turned out Lignes live their lives at the opposite. End of the day. The cafes are empty at ten AM and packed at ten pm at Missouri. The ticket counter didn't open for another thirty minutes, a cool. My heels with a handful of the other early birds eventually handed over fifty dollars for a lift ticket. Good on the first chill. If to the day might fresh tracks all the way down and got strike back onto another lift, no Q. And this happened all day long. It was a dream the rest of the skiers arrived after ten AM, but the lift queues who really on the few minutes long at most basically had the mountain to myself and what a mountain wide open slopes loads of shoots and Kelly. To get lost in and best of all two huge. Winter storms had just dumped about full maters of fresh snow so much had fallen the snow plows had to dig channels beneath some of the lifts so they could operate Mozelle about the size of thread boat with a few flourishes that you wouldn't see ustralia the food and drink more interesting. I had a mountaintop Espresso with a size flack bread cooked in front of you on a middle dome. With a layer of cheese tire and yogurt spread on top. Just like in any ski resort. The music's terrible. The fashions more interesting was is the first price of seeing anyone skiing for coat the resorts in a Christian area and the locals have made their allegiance cle-, but decorating the hilltops with giant steel crosses from one of the highest chairs you can look across the Bekaa valley to the mountains of Syria as I'm recording some audio to accompany this report I ever hear a pair of skis taking in view. One man who sounds American says. So that's Syria, and that way Israel, his Lebanese companion silent for a moment occupied Palestine, he says. I head back to the cow pock, which is pandemonium the light cameras roll arriving. Now after lunch, I've never seen this an astrologer we might as well give up if you haven't arrived by ten the ski slopes might have been sedate, and peaceful, but the roads leading to them, and now frenzied is a five kilometer tailback as all the light comes sitting stalled traffic police stand on the narrow mountain road, waving arms and shouting as they try and fail to order the traffic, but even with all the cups drivers pull out of their line and roar up the wrong side of the road booking me and the other cars coming in the opposite direction. Everyone comes to a standstill as impatient. Drivers. And try to squeeze back into the other line. Everyone honks that everyone else tap my horn, just to join in the party, but none of these guys can Rick my good mood. I'm in a post mountain high skiing in Lebanon is paradise. You've just got to rise early. As the old correspondence rule has it. Any full can be uncomfortable. Adam havi enjoying himself on Lebanon's ski slopes.

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"beirutis" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"beirutis" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive

"Like Bill was and I think about life is some serendipity, and it is serendipitous that we happen to move into a house across the street from this man, and that we took such a liking one another, and it was really all by chance. And I sometimes think would happen in a day and age like we have today where everyone so suspicious of people becoming close. Anyway, the bottom line is of is of great stroke of fortune. No Bill, and I did write about him an awful lot. Because he was probably one of the most meaningful influences in my life. Are you close to your dad today? No, no. I I've seen my dad probably total about four weeks. And you know, it's funny mentioned that because he's recently. We are here in the office right now doing this interview. And so he's been sort of raising hell through the office because I get caused from the hospital pager. I think your dad is on the line. And then I get calls, Terry. I think your dad is on on the line, and we don't we don't talk very much and lives in Spain. He's he was in Beirut for the majority of the civil war during the seventies and eighties and he refuge from Beirut to Spain in the mid eighties and eighty six when I saw him again, and he was in a small town and onto day now lives in Conde, which is a beach resort towns about five hour, south of our Salona. And I think he also suffers from PTSD menia EVA's living in or tone, and he's an OB gyn. And you know, he tells the story of having woman on the table who's doing caesarian on. And then someone comes in with machine-gun asking save his brother's life, and you know, he became someone of a trauma surgeon. As an obstetrician, and that's a big leap. And you know, I just think it got too much and he he misses being at home, MRs Lebanon. I'm sure of it. But the fact is is sort of anxiety riddle guy. We never really had a meaningful relationship. So he got in touch with me getting money was hounding the office I called him and we talk for an hour. But I think the bottom line is is at a point in his life where he's not going to change very much. I'm probably not gonna change very much, and it's hard to bridge the gap. I wonder sometimes whether I want to expose my kids to that type of relationship with their father. So I go back and forth on that. And then I did make a point of seeing him the last time I saw him when I was in gauge to my wife Lynn, and I told her you gotta meet gene pool before you commit to this whole thing. Because he's a little knots. So that was last time I saw him physically face to face. My sister random, I o the sister went to see him. And it was a real brutal. Visit he's starting to lose it a little bit and is just not fully there. So it's it's tragic. It's very sad. Because I think he he was at Hopkins he trained at Hopkins he was one of the foreign medical grads. He had gone to American University is at Hopkins. He did his guy where he met your mom. He not my mom and Roosevelt hospital New York where he was training to get Eve's doing some his residency there or somehow they met their nachos during his residency afterwards. But met New York, my mom was working as a medical assistant slash nurse anesthetist at that time. She was worked as a medical assistant her entire grip. I think about him in his mid twenties. He's got his whole life ahead of them. Everything's very promising. He's young medical students becoming a resident and becoming a doctor as his family and then fast forward ten years. It's all fallen apart. Like, he's lost his. Families back and beirutis with his you know, as is four kids his wife gone back in New Jersey, he's in Beirut..

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"beirutis" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"beirutis" Discussed on KCRW

"Shop in Beirut that these kind of high saturation various tinted tributes to Beirut's glory days. They show Beirut locked in a state of prosperity that it never returned to after the war. My memories earliest memories of bagels are war torn down town from the early nineties. You could still see a lot of the mess that was left from the civil war. He had trees everywhere you stray dogs. There were still landmines. You couldn't go anywhere those risky ceremony Grote with under reconstruction. And those same neighborhood said he'd always known to be unsafe by the time. He was older they transformed into what you've now recognizes downtown Beirut in two thousand six he started giving these kinds of info tools to visiting students. The walking toward self was something. I I discovered by accident. I was visiting Berlin in two thousand and two and all I knew about Berlin was war, Cold War wall. All that. And I was lost. But then I actually joined a walking tour there. I think it was about six hours long, and I enjoyed it so much, and I felt that I was now part of an experience a part of. The story really enjoyed it really really enjoyed it. So that was there in the background few years later. I was maybe unintentionally without realizing it I was trying to sort of replicate that kind of experience here. When he started out he'd just take him around Raspe route and a little bit into downtown. He was doing that for years and then by two thousand nine. Beirut hopes to tap over two million visitors in the year two thousand nine and when you consider the population of Beirut at double the population of Beirut. It's one of the last bastions coexistence in a region beset by on the surfaces. Lease the city is two thousand nine was good year for the country. We were sort of celebrated. This was the number one city to visit. According to the New York Times people were looking for a walking tour, and I was the only one offering that kind of tour because I think bay would is very hard to explain a good example is a neighborhood like martyrs square. You can go there today and have no idea what the thing is. It's a broken statue. In the middle of a giant parking lot. You need someone to actually tell you what this is and that martyrs squares where this country has tried three times to get it. Right. This same location beirutis went to challenge. Turkish rule. The same location. Where Lebanese demanded the French leave and not too long ago. It was where the least a million Lebanese.

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"beirutis" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"beirutis" Discussed on PRI's The World

"The walking toward self was something. I I discovered by accident. I was visiting Berlin two thousand two an all I knew about Berlin was war, Cold War wall. All that. And I was lost. But then I actually joined a walk into her there. I think it was about six hours long, and I enjoyed it so much, and I felt that that was now part of an experience part of. Story and really enjoyed it really really enjoyed it. So that was there in the background few years later. I was maybe unintentionally without realizing it I was trying to sort of replicate that kind of experience here. When he started out he'd just take him around Ross bay route a little bit into downtown. He was doing that for few years and then by two thousand nine. Ritholtz over two million visitors in the year two thousand nine and when you consider the population of Beirut at doubled the population of Beirut. It's one of the last bastions coexistence in a region beset by on the surface. If niece the city is you might two thousand nine was a good year for the country. We were sort of celebrated. This was the number one city to visit. According to New York Times people were looking for a walking tour, and I was the only one offering that kind of tour because I think Baid is very hard to explain a good example is a neighborhood like martyrs square. You could go there today and have no idea what that thing is. It's a broken statue in the middle of giant parking lot, you need someone to actually tell you what this is and that martyr squares where this country has tried three times to get it. Right. This same location beirutis went to challenge. Turkish rule. Same location where Livni's demanded the French the've and not too long ago. It was where the least million Lebanese showed up calling the Syrians to. And that's what makes it magical even today..

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"beirutis" Discussed on Correspondents Report

Correspondents Report

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Correspondents Report

"We'll moving from departures to arrivals. Now after three years in Indonesia, the new Middle East correspondent at Harvey. He's on the ground in Beirut is some first impressions of his new home. I told my friends or as moving to Jakarta, typical reaction was right Takata. Well, it's good for your career. Do you want to catch up in Singapore of heard Lombok good after threes in the Indonesian capital. I can safely say they were right. They were provokes different reaction are the enthusiasm as in God clubs. I had the greatest of my life in Beirut drid. Thanks to four decades of bad PR broadcast globally. This was once the richest part of the richest city in the Middle East. Now it's the frontline of the war in the level. So it was expecting the bullet pitted buildings and scarred landmarks, downtown's, Holiday Inn. If you look closely at the pump mocked up of flaws for years, the roost of snipers, you can just spot the last two letters of the wood hotel still bolted to the facade wasn't expecting Beirut's, Shane will the style the downtown shopping district is the Beirut souks is glossy as any European capital. It was heavily shelled during the civil war and bombed by the Israelis and the rebuild is immaculate Kabul district of stylish office and apartment buildings that include some seriously cool architectural shelves that would sit easily somewhere like New York's meatpacking district the hip furniture stores in high end boutiques, leave Sydney and Melbourne for did if you could afford to shop the the beirutis in souk. So constrained by something as mundane as price, judging by the number of streamline noses and swollen up lips. Plenty of cash to spread around. Presumably these are the people who ordered the eight della coffees for sale in the city's cafes. The economy here apparently tanking. But you wouldn't know it from the store selling four hundred dollar chairs, ninety dollars plights. It's searingly hot right now. So I popped into an outdoor store to buy a plane cap and reversed out just as quickly when a read, the price tag, seventy five dollars sitting down for lunch threatens a Bill that can easily touch fifty dollars of Lynn. Melissa just like in Paris, eight and drink standing up. The poverty is on show as much as the wealth that's largely because as an estimated million in half Syrian refugees, he and just four and a half million Lebanese and in the district where I live in west Beirut, each street seems to have three or four young biggers. One of whom hits me up. As soon as I walk out the door offering to polish my tennis shoes, just asking for money for food. One of the young Syrian voice stood next to my car. Karzai sat in the driver's seat, thumbing through Google maps to try to navigate my way out of the west Beirut labyrinth. He stood beside my window, tapping on the gloss, please money. Thank you money. I didn't have any cash and he wasn't going anywhere, tap, tap, tap, please money. Thank you. Money went on an on. It felt like ten minutes. It was probably just five, but eventually always getting closer to finding my way out. I lost my temper shouting at him to go away through the gloss, and I still feel awful about it. Real low moment yelling at a refugee street kid. There's another boy who sleeps on the narrow footpath outside my apartment. He's usually asleep when I leave in the morning, light out on his side on a couple of pieces of cardboard, his feet beer and his arms over his face to block out the sun and the stays of the passes by who must step over him to get past. He was here when we arrived in Beirut three weeks ago and I'd assumed he was another Syrian refugee Charene. The ABC as producer hearing by route contacted a child welfare organisation deceive could help took a couple of weeks, but eventually someone came to talk to him. He's not Syrian. He's living as he's fifteen years old. The same age as mildest boy in from town about two hours drive away. He has a difficult relationship with these parents who are divorced. He says, neither wants him with them. He sleeps on the foot pasturing the day because he's frightened of what might happen night. The police in the Wilfred workers took him back to his dad's and then three days later he return. And this morning he was there again sleeping on the Cowboys outside. Our apartment is the perpetual traffic jam slowly cruel past. Traffic gridlock here. A lot of the day when it moves, though it's worse, forget reporting from conflict. Signs. The most dangerous thing will do in the Middle East is to enter the liberties. Traffic is place makes Jakarta's roads seemed calm and organized. We drove to the big valley during the week up and over a steep mountain range. It's a full line highway, which in mice countries would mean two lanes each way. But in Lebanon, as he rounded h bend, he never knew how many lines of oncoming traffic you'd find. Sometimes two, sometimes three and a couple of points full as the downhill motorists squeeze the uphill traffic into the gutter and all this at eighty kilometers now survive to bake our road trip and made it back to Beirut with a stalled after noon, traffic in the city's west was fine by me. This is Adam. Harvey in Beirut for correspondents report.

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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

Monocle 24: Section D

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

"Main square with Greece. Majestic, installation, encouraging giddy, visitors to slink through the skin of seventeen metoo long wall in the center of the courtyard back inside the labyrinth of holes. People wave in an out of end this rooms having their emotions analyzed by the latest technology in the US pavilion or Viking childhood memories by doodling on a large bowl of condensation erected in Latvia space. In the case of Lebanon beirutis inaugur for Natalie hob. Silent room was built not to immerse yourself in the bedlam of emotion, but in facts to take oneself away from the chaos of the every day. I think that the silent room responded to the brief emotional state because it is a project that is about creating space for your emotions, soaping activity, and stopping the input of external aggression or information and creating space on the room for when being and your basically your emotional state. I think what we wanted to do is create a space with the minimum. You would need to create a space, and it's actually about removing technology and removing what is unnecessary. So actually technology is not very necessary just to be no, you just need to sit in space and actually we asked people to go when they go up, not take their phone or laptop or anything or even watch. But Lebanon's entry wasn't just about escaping from the city. It's about design that serves the whole community despite age or background. It's about bringing design. To the people. This is also a huge priority for Christopher. If you good gold design and emotions, you get a lot of stuff about how design can be used.

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"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:59 min | 2 years ago

"beirutis" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Energy users and exporters. And I just. Spend a few weeks in Beijing. Recently, the pollution levels had come down significantly. So this is one area. China has made improvement. High of RAI believed the appointment comes on the heels of two problems. First of all, the information were propaganda department because the job is so important in a pasta had been plagued with corruption. The previous head of the post is a carnally under house arrest in one of the biggest corruption charges and trials in China. And Secondly, the treat war with the US had become a real headache for China and within the Chinese severe and even the official media had been rethinking about how China portrays itself on the world stage. Therefore there has been speculation. That point, she Ling my signal a redirection of China's communication with the rest of the world. The thinking behind it was that. In the past, the previous czar of propaganda. My have gone to overboard with the self, congratulatory nationalistic views of how great China were is, and it's overtaking US as the world power and within the Chinese retort layer, it had been blamed of that kind of rhetoric that had triggered tensions between Europe, China and the trade tensions between China and the us. I mean, it's hard to see the how the trade will with the US can be spun in a positive way. Air is not. In fact, it has taken Beijing by surprise and in its way, Beijing is very concerned that that this war is escalating and had gone beyond their speculation and. That's one of the reasons. Small, lower level ministerial. Delegation had been sent to Washington and to conduct talks does week and very much the markets are waiting for the results of this, and there has been certain racing can within China in terms of trade relationships, but also in general, the policies of economic and political policies of China, vis-a-vis China's relationship with the rest of the world. I mean, Belton road is obviously one of those that must be an easier sell, given that Dame's to boost infrastructure and transport links with Asia, Europe, Africa, and so on, yes or no. In fact, the European countries European Union had recently put in certain conditions, for example, they wanted to reciprocal relationship with China. If China builds. About road and belt into Europe. Europe wants the same similar access into China and Malaysia. For example, just recently rejected one of the large road and belt project based on the fact that they said they cannot afford that kind of project because one China does these huge infrastructure projects and the countries within which the projects are conducted tend to take on huge amount of debt that you should by China and therefore they have to pay back in the future. So I recently the initiative had run into certain hurdles in the process of expanding throughout the world. And in the way, is the process of trying to rethink how the world perceived China, how the China trade and interact with resume the world that includes the South China Sea issue. Why finally does China care. What the world thinks. Some of the talks behind the scenes had being pickers of Donald Trump because of Detroit war age really had forced China to stop in strike in this very nationalistic and growth driven mentality to think, wait a second, and the rest of the world is not buying our rhetoric. It's not buying our gross model. China wants to grow and therefore it's forced into Ray thinking of their policies and how they approach politics out approach, economics growth. Diane, thank you very much. Indeed. That's Diane way LAN. Monaco's entrepreneurial. September issue is jam packed with advice, wisdom, and heartening tales of the folks around the world are building better businesses. We make the startups pursuing careers in everything from shopping, stationery business to surfers helping recycle ocean plastic and mull over. One starting older is sometimes better for business. And if the working world isn't for you, well, then as a career in the French foreign legion to consider elsewhere, we discussed the late from Cisco Franco's. Next move, visit a seemingly startup space in Provence and bed down in a Danish residents par excellence. We also take you on a design minded tour of a Tokyo restaurant, opening. That you heard about and talk trainers with the man behind new balance. We also sit wine and Caphalonia before lost meal. With the beirutis cookbook, author an ISA halloo the opportunity filled September issue of Monaco is on all good news stands now..

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