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What Is NATO?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:23 min | Last week

What Is NATO?

"What is NATO? NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was formed post World War II, and it was formed with the idea of trying to hedge against the Soviet Union. Now there are some good reasons for that in the Soviet Union was an evil empire in more ways than one. Albeit, I don't think we're quite honest with some of our relationship with the Soviet Union. We did partner with the Soviet Union to defeat the Nazis. After that there was this mad dash of who will control Europe and NATO was formed. NATO has 30 member countries. These countries, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, turkey, which I never quite understood. United Kingdom and the United States. These are 30 independent member countries. And there is what is called article 6. The article 5 article 6 of NATO, which is the mutual defense clause of NATO, which is an attack on one, is an attack on all.

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Former DIA Officer Rebekah Koffler on Russia-Ukraine Predictions

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:13 min | 3 weeks ago

Former DIA Officer Rebekah Koffler on Russia-Ukraine Predictions

"I'm curious as a senior DIA officer as you were specializing on truly strategic threats. You weren't focused on Vanuatu or Belgium, you were focused on the Russian Federation. If you had said in the space of 6 weeks, that this threat will last three days, and then you said it could last years or decades. Would something negative have happened to you if you'd said that in space of 6 weeks without having consequences for Rebecca coughler if you'd so changed your mind? Well, because it's a government, I probably wouldn't have been fired. But I would never be invited to brief senior officials. As you know, a brief White House of brief pentagons, CIA, directors NATO, and so they probably, I would be in the downstairs writing on the basement. Basement of the DIA. So just to remind you guys, that's Mark milley, who said three days, Kyiv is going to fall in three days, 6 weeks later he said, yes, maybe not decades, but definitely is. That's the disgrace to the U.S. Army uniform that fat general who should have resigned after Afghanistan but didn't

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Inflation sparks global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | Last month

Inflation sparks global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

"Rising food costs soaring fuel bills wages that aren't keeping pace inflation is plundering people's wallets sparking a wave of protests and workers strikes around the world This week alone has seen protests by the political opposition in Pakistan nurses in Zimbabwe unionized workers in Belgium railway workers in Britain indigenous people in Ecuador and hundreds of U.S. pilots and in New York UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned of a food shortage catastrophe We face an emphasis global hunger crisis Economists say Russia's war in Ukraine has amplified inflation by further pushing up the cost of energy and prices of fertilizer grains and cooking oils as farmers struggle to grow and export crops I'm Charles De

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U.S. goes after more Russian yachts linked to Putin in expanded sanctions

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

U.S. goes after more Russian yachts linked to Putin in expanded sanctions

"Volodymyr zelensky has addressed Luxembourg's parliament calling for more pressure on Russia Ukraine needs more modern weapons which he adds will ensure the superiority of our country over Russia in this war encourage and intelligence and also in technology He is well called for more sanctions against Russia then reporting on the fighting he said more than 20% of Ukrainian territory is now on the Russian control adding this is much larger than the area of all the better looks countries Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg combined

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Should Abortion Be Allowed up to the Detection of a Hartbeat?

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

Should Abortion Be Allowed up to the Detection of a Hartbeat?

"So I can open up some more lines. So Daniel in Kentucky should abortions be okay up to when heartbeat is detectable. I would be willing to allow for that. I'm willing to compromise in the issue under the rubric of the guy guiding principle that I mentioned earlier that when you've grabbed everything you've grabbed too much. You end up with nothing. I want the society to make a statement to every one of its citizens. Like Belgium, like the Netherlands, like Denmark, like Sweden, like Finland, like Germany, like France, we actually believe that while you're carrying as a human.

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Who Is More Pro-Choice?

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:02 min | 3 months ago

Who Is More Pro-Choice?

"In the U.S., abortions are legal in every state before pregnancy has reached its 20th week. After that, some restrictions do kick in. 11 states prohibit abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, 20 states prohibit abortions at the point of viability, which is when a baby can survive outside the womb. They usually recognize that as being 23 to 25 weeks. Three states prohibit abortion after the 28th week, and 7 states. Plus Washington D.C. allow abortions to be performed at any point in a pregnancy, even if the mother could safely give birth to a viable and healthy baby. But in Belgium, like Germany, abortions are permissible only until the 12th week. After that, an abortion is permitted only if the woman's life is in danger. Furthermore, any woman getting an abortion must wait 6 days after her first medical consultation before an abortion can be performed.

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Professor Paul Kengor: The Russians Know Death Unlike Any Other People

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:52 min | 4 months ago

Professor Paul Kengor: The Russians Know Death Unlike Any Other People

"Professor Paul kengo welcome back to America first one on one. Well, thank you said it is always good to be with you, sir. Let's start with an article you sent me yesterday from the American spectator that kind of helps us. There's a concept in national security called strategic culture. I learned of it from one of the best of the best, the late great Colin gray, a British American dual national who served in the Reagan administration in the National Security Council. And the theory goes thusly, Paul, that every nation, every elite has a different strategic culture. Belgium thinks differently about war than Vanuatu. The Soviet Union thought differently about war than Americans did. That strategic culture. Will you explain why the concept of death and human suffering or the cost and value of human life is a little bit different in Russia? Yeah, that's exactly what I wrote about in that piece for American spectator yesterday, right? The Russians know death, unlike any other people. And I mean, it depends on how long or how quickly you want to walk through this. And of course, it's no laughing matter. It's quite tragic, but going back the last 100 years, Seb, a little over a hundred years, I guess, but back to World War I, the Russians from 1914 to 1917 lost more men in World War I than any other country. And that, in fact, they didn't even finish the war. They were actually on the winning side, but they pulled out in 1917 after Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in March 1917. They would have been on our side in that war. They lost over 3 million people in that war. Now, to give you a sense of comparison, you know how many people we lost in World War I, about a 110,000.

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Yes, Trump Was Right About Russia

The Larry Elder Show

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Yes, Trump Was Right About Russia

"Several of you have asked me to replay Donald Trump in 2018, president Trump in Brussels, Belgium, giving it to our NATO allies for not punting up their percentage of the GDP for relying more and more on Russia. To get its energy for shutting down their nuclear power plants and then relying on us to defend them from Russia. It's very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where you're supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia. So we're protecting Germany. We're protecting France. We're protecting all of these countries. And then numerous of the countries go out and make a pipeline deal with Russia where they're paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia.

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Jim Hanson and Jack Posobiec Talk Freedom Conveys Sweeping the Globe

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:25 min | 6 months ago

Jim Hanson and Jack Posobiec Talk Freedom Conveys Sweeping the Globe

"We are joined by the ambassador of trucker Stan, the man himself Jack posobiec. Hey, brother, how you doing? Yes, it is honk master posto. I've come down from the great wilds of the north and really to tell you how this thing has spread like a Prairie fire across the entire northern tier of this border, we're also now getting reports through telegram and getter and just all the different chats out there that there are freedom convoys now going across Europe, specifically we're talking about in Vienna, the actual liberation of Vienna in this Brussels in Belgium, and then even in France, they've called it the combo de la liberte, is now amassing outsiders. Those sound great, the convoy de la lique is amassing outside of Paris. President Macron has deployed armed police vehicles, armored police vehicles, the riot squad right controls to try to block them from coming into Paris so it really looks that this weekend is going to be an inflection point, not just Ottawa, not just that ambassador bridge, not just Edmonton coming up towards Calgary and Alberta and then Manitoba as well all across the Canadian border. You're now seeing this in Europe. I'm getting reports of Romania, New Zealand. This is coming in all over the place.

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French convoys protesting virus rules move toward Paris

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

French convoys protesting virus rules move toward Paris

"French protesters angry over a pandemic restrictions and other pools is a driving toward Paris it's scattered convoys of campervans calls and trucks to blockade the French capital despite the police bomb the protesters have organized online galvanized in part by truckers who've located kind of this capital research region authorities have already deployed more than several thousand police told blues and other key sites to try to prevent a blockade some of the fringe groups threatening to continue their journey to Brussels the capital of the E. U. I'm to meet up there with drivers from other countries on Monday Belgium authorities to have bound the proposed blockade that a similar convoy intended for Friday in Vienna has been canceled I'm Charles Taylor that's not

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America; The More Secular, the Less Free

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:19 min | 6 months ago

America; The More Secular, the Less Free

"I just in a nutshell, this notion of those who loathe judeo Christian values. Oh, we were founded on the enlightenment. Well, so is France, so is Germany, so is Belgium. So is every country in Europe. They were all founded with enlightenment, principles. How did that turn out? What distinguished the United States was liberty because God is the source of liberty. That's a quintessentially almost uniquely American idea. And they're right. No God no liberty, as America has become more secular, it's less free. That's a fact not an opinion. This is the least free America has been in its history in its history. Obviously, the issue for blacks and slaves is another issue. And of course, they were not free. We know slaves are not free. It's not a very helpful insight into. The question. But ultimately, blacks became the freest blacks in the world. That's why 3 million moved to the United States in the last few decades. Because they want to be free. They want opportunity. As America has become more secular, it has become less free.

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Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 9 months ago

Hundreds march against COVID-19 restrictions in Belgium

"Hundreds hundreds of of demonstrators demonstrators marched marched through through central central Brussels Brussels to to protest protest against against the the Titan Titan covert covert nineteen nineteen restrictions restrictions people people took took to to the the streets streets to to protest protest against against new new coronavirus coronavirus restrictions restrictions imposed imposed by by the the Belgian Belgian government government on on Friday Friday to to counter counter the the country's country's latest latest surge surge in in cases cases calling calling it it an an attack attack on on their their freedom freedom and and rights rights prime prime minister minister Alexander Alexander de de croo croo has has announced announced that that children children must must now now wear wear masks masks from from the the age age of of six six an an indoor indoor events events will will only only be be allowed allowed with with a a maximum maximum of of two two hundred hundred people people this this is is the the third third week week in in a a row row that that rules rules of of tightened tightened as as the the country's country's health health services services are are struggling struggling to to support support those those with with other other life life threatening threatening diseases diseases I'm I'm Naomi Naomi Shannon Shannon

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High alert: World scurries to contain new COVID variant

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 9 months ago

High alert: World scurries to contain new COVID variant

"The world is scurrying to contain the new coded variances new restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa the new variant now officially names Omicron has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by fax scenes however despite the shutdown of flights it has become evident that the variant is already spreading cases have been reported in trouble is in Belgium Israel and Hong Kong Omicron is the variance of concern because of its high number of mutations there's also evidence that it carries a higher degree of infection than the other variance that means people he contracted Kevin nineteen and recovered could be subject to catching it again it could take weeks to note current vaccines are less effective against it I'm Karen Thomas

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Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 9 months ago

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

"The new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa has sent financial markets tumbling I'm Ben Thomas with a look at the numbers New York Stock Exchange closed early on the Friday after thanksgiving just as word was coming from the World Health Organization the new variant of covert nineteen Omicron is a highly transmissible virus of concern with cases being discovered in Hong Kong Belgium in Tel Aviv as well as major south African cities like Johannesburg worry spread that it could reverse progress toward getting the pandemic under control travel and energy stocks were among the biggest losers as the S. and P. five hundred fell two point three percent its worst day since February the Dow lost nine hundred and five points to two point five percent and the nasdaq composite had its worst drop in two months meanwhile the price of oil saw its biggest decline since early in the pandemic falling about thirteen percent I'm Ben Thomas

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World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 9 months ago

World takes action as new variant emerges in southern Africa

"Bilson has become the first European Union country to announce a case of the corona virus variant detected in South Africa well the seller since the age of all of us health minister Frank Vandenbroucke tells the media it's someone who came from abroad a person tested on November twenty two he was not vaccinated and had no prior infection Belgium has recently taken new measures in an attempt to keep a delta driven covert nineteen spike from spiraling out of control hoping that action now will save call Christmas next month south African scientists have identified a new version of the corona virus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in that cope with nineteen infections I'm Charles the last month

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 Tens of thousands protest Belgium's tighter COVID-19 rules

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 9 months ago

Tens of thousands protest Belgium's tighter COVID-19 rules

"Tens of thousands of people demonstrated three central Brussels to protest against medium full skirted nineteen restrictions the latest set of rules imposed by the Belgian government also counted the pieces spiking coronavirus cases police estimated about thirty five thousand people attended the protest protest eight MP thinks the new rules infringe on personal liberties I can't speak for everybody on against these mandatory who's this are implying that we are not really free and even amid the crowd the signs buried from the far right's insignia to the rainbow flag of the LGBT community however when the

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Craft brewer Bell's Brewery sold to Australia's Lion

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 9 months ago

Craft brewer Bell's Brewery sold to Australia's Lion

"The US beer industry has one less independent brewer bell's brewery is being acquired by a Straily in brewer lion a subsidiary of Japan's Kirin group line will join the Michigan based brewery with Colorado based new Belgium brewing which it acquired in twenty nineteen together the companies vault to the top of the U. S. craft beer market in off premise that's non restaurant sales volumes edging out competitors like Sierra Nevada and Blue Moon the move comes amid declining U. S. beer sales says young drinkers flock to seltzer is another options the brewers association a trade group for craft brewers says overall beer sales in the U. S. fell three percent last year well craft beer sales plummeted nine percent I'm Ben Thomas

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Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 9 months ago

Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

"The four hundred and sixty five million dollar opioid ruling against J. and J. has been overturned the Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a four hundred and sixty five million dollar opioid ruling against drug maker Johnson and Johnson finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law the court ruled in a five one decision that the District Court in twenty nineteen was wrong to find that the New Jersey based J. and J. and its Belgium based subsidiary violated the state's public nuisance statute the High Court said the question is whether the company's marketing and sale of opioids created a public nuisance but that it was not minimizing the suffering of thousands of Oklahomans because of opioids I usually after

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"belgium" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And which inspired new belgians core values. And we're gonna talk a little bit about what those are just like any good social worker. She was jack-of-all-trades within her new company in help expand the company to the success of what it is today and as we muddle through all the negative things that have happened within the brewing industry. It is a delight to see the way this company grew and became the success that they are today in one thousand nine hundred nine. The company started the fund. Tradition of giving away anniversary bikes. That had the new belgium brand which was given to employees to celebrate their first year anniversary with a company which apparently is still happening again. Wouldn't be helpful to me. Because i can't ride a bike. You know whatever i actually. I haven't thought about learning to ride a bike in a while. But i should examine this memory because i think it's one of those memories that would show in like a superhero origin story. Of course you're kind of like. Why are they showing this memory of this child like struggling so hard. And what does it tell us about always in a pivotal like character building part of the movie for sure because i didn't learn until actually i have no idea if this is early or late but i think it was eight or nine and my parents had given up on teaching me because i was so insecure or like i didn't have any confidence would just fall like constantly fall fall and hurt myself and so eventually they gave up and i kept going out there and it kept falling and falling and i finally succeeded and they saw me like past the window and my mom came out and dropped to her. Knees started crying. Like it was a struggle samantha. Like it feels like feels like see a movie like i. Don't get with james yet but it will be important but it will show enough and yeah it's always a pivotal moment of growing up of the you know the parent teaching the.

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"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

"Be from no mistaken. A super anything else. You want to add before we wrap up here. I think we we can say that. Were really fun club. That really your lanes on the social aspect and We always welcome our visitors. I mean we even we got folks from not just from paris but so we have some of the spanish clubs. Come up here for weekends. Rent from us Couple of weeks ago. We had the two guys from the dutch team. guy we're over here to do some practice yet we're we're open for business and Any kind of visitors always welcomed with open arms so Come look us up and will will make sure you don't regret a super so thanks. Thanks for joining me today. Gary and good luck in your your big game this afternoon. Hopefully you can beat top ranked team and without the maki top franken thousand. You win that game. Yeah we beat them before but not very often so we'll have to bring ray game and hope for a couple of breaks at anyway. It's it's a fun spiel goal Any experience on the ice might especially in the summer so yeah looking forward to it and now thanks for having us and letting talk about belgium combing so Anything to get the word out that we're here is is unappreciated. Thank you for listening to rocks across the pond. A curling podcast. If you enjoyed the show we ask you to. Please leave a review or telephone about us your referrals to friends and family or the greatest compliment we can receive in is what allows our show to grow in share our love of this great game you can find all of our past shows in blog posts at rocks across the pond dot com. If you have a question or comment you can reach us. At rocks across the pond at gmail.com or find us on twitter. Facebook and instagram. Thank you again for taking the time to listen to us and we will talk again real soon..

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"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

"Summer and then lost the next season. We'll just have to figure out. We're gonna shut down for a month montana after maintenance or are we just going to stay open a whole time. It looks like Especially when covert is more behind us and is now definitely. Looks like we can attract some folks over the summer as well so hopefully the futures right and so is your is your facility. How's it hold up much with In belgium today but here it's thirty degrees celsius. So how does your. How does your facility hold up when it's hot in the middle of summer. Yeah we do have some challenges but maybe not the ones that you think i mean our our chiller is just a touch too powerful which means we have fannie cold facility throughout the year And we can't get it warm enough high. You know near drafters. So that doesn't mean that we have a colonization issue So not so much keeping the ice okay because you walk into the aisha in the morning and it's probably like three degrees even in summer. Where yeah we do. Have a colonization issue so that for the current bonn spiel where he decided not to use the middle shape because that's where it kinda tends to drip And yeah we're just looking looking for some solutions to remediate other than that mean it was it in. May i think we'll set some days bushing thirty right now. It's twenty five twenty six and doesn't pose any issues that are also It's Like i said it's a i so we'll just have to see what the witness throws at us and how we can go ask great So what's your what's next for curling in belgium you mentioned you're trying to get a junior program going. Are there plans for a high performance program. You've got a team in the seas. It's hoping to get promoted but does does your club. The association have plans that kind of the more higher high-performance end of the sport right now. The junior something we have. They're all between eight and twelve or seven and twelve so building those up to high-performance that's like a ten year plan right and this. We got some kids coming in at the age of fourteen. Fifteen in a really good from the from the get-go so building of that junior program and maybe getting out to some schools from the spa and kind of thing. That's definitely the plan other than that. It's keeping the current going. I mean it's i think. In in our prerecording conversation we talked a little bit of the match program. But that's a completely different ballgame right. I mean now. We have some of the dutch players over for a bunch bailing. What we were discussing it. I mean in the netherlands all of the funding. All the focus goes to your door. And maybe a little bit. On the periphery and that's it whereas belgium. It's it's really still very much curling in known it for decades very high social aspect if we can get a really good performing team. That's fine but so we'll see our men's team does if they can Maybe get pasta. Pre-qualifier then maybe can start talking to our olympic relation to get a little bit of funding but Yeah i don't think we have any kind of high performance expectations for the next three or four years or so So so gary. You're talking to us from your field today. Taking a little bit of a break we had to kind of schedule around your draw so first of all how are you how are you doing. How's your team doing so far. Yeah we're we're foreign one so it's all going according to plan So with our senior staying with usually were ranked like thirty or forty belgium so we lost the second ranked team. That was our first match in her. Last match is going to be against the first nineteen guys that are trying to get into the bees. So we'll see how we're do this afternoon at three but it's it's it's been nice we had I mean it was all pretty last minute so we were actually quite content to to get eight teams that really short notice unfortunately the a team from netherlands because of the rising covert cases. Again they They decided to cancel so Reverted to a full full seventeen round-robin one team from the paris area. That were really happy to have been visitors to us over the past and Yeah everybody seems to like the event and Covert wise wearing your which skip to the to the local rules that we needed to hear to and It's it's going all finding danny right now. So we teamed up with them Brenham breakfast in in northern france colder schwedt viva and their associated with a champagne house so We actually teamed up with them for. We had like a christmas. Christmas drive to get a little bit of money so we showed so pain had a little bit on top to try and get some funds in the club to titus over. They donated the reading ice first prize like luxury weekend at a resort so even though it's a small bunch bill that says something to look forward to for the first for the first place in the run up to get some bottles of sam paint so all in all of a very nice solid results and on a personal level. It was also nice for me. Because i used to about two decades ago. I used to organize competitions in my in golf club. When i was on the border and i haven't done that kind of thing in cassette a really long time so getting back into managing tournament. That was fun as well and so are you. Are you planning to have other. Bonds feels over the course of the year. Yes so traditionally. We've always had to in the past couple of years One is new year's and it's actually organized at our club with by the campaign o'clock from turnout like a new year's thing we always hosted A well a tongue in cheek but a belgian championships short goal just From the from the hawked a to the to the house And that's really just a pool people in and let them you know. Get a feel for the ice. Offered real curlers but briefed that every year and then Normally and our end of end-of-season closer is sponsored by a beer company called golden corollas golden curls which is wanted to premium beers and So yeah we typically have that near the end of may Now we're gonna have that one at the end of summer so Yeah you you'll be seeing me list. That one is going to be the last weekend in august and that's pretty much going to be it For this year apart from our club competitions and stuff so we have so the belgian curling association they organize a bulging kerr pulling league Throughout the season so that's basically belgian championship has got to to tools that runs throughout the year. But the other kinda like one off events is going to be january february normally when we plan to hosts A world curling tour. Since one for ladies one for the men's so this'll be what will it be. It'd be a challenge. Your tears event or or a master's level frumpy challenger were to will still kicking around the options roundabout. I mean not the really high end events like the one in would send in talent. Do those kinds of level events or you know middle to lower tier Start for us not be forcing. It sounds sounds good so you. You've mentioned your website. So what's the webpage. Because there's i think a lot of people will actually be interested in seeing the the story of how you're rink was built and then If what other information do you have For people want to know a little bit more about belgium curling yes so Curling sems- dot com is where to and and there's a facebook page where you have Just curling's app stores skirling and there's loads of pictures on there about how we actually did the bill so People can go there and check some of those as well and then they want to look at the the bbc eight that's Belgium curling Dots.

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"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

06:59 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

"Wheelchair access so both of the front door and onto the ice so we can accommodate a wheelchair curlers. Even though we don't have any current in belgium so think i was thought out pretty good. What we definitely know can be done. Batteries you know separating the flows to the ice into the bar Because we do have to spend some time in in cleaning and making sure would up. Dirt doesn't get on the is because it's all like one one way. The other thing now definitely would have helped. his Is getting a proper shed because we So when you enter the facility Oversee there's like probably a meter twenty of sofas behind ice sheets and that's where we have to store our Our i suppose so rather than having a dedicated sheds yet that would have been good little would've extended the hall and increase the cost again. So there's always some ending in hindsight there's always things that you can improve right the the the money or lack thereof kind of professional from do things even if you know that there to get the good thing or what do you think. It was the town of samson belgium. General that made you think you could make dedicated curling successful there. We definitely don't have the traditional business model. You mentioned greenacres. you notice. God knows how many clubs in that facility and how many people turned it on a daily basis. I think the whole a belgium currently us like the three to clubs together. Maybe a hundred hundred and twenty corridors so Fees from the carlos was never ever gonna gonna pay our You're the loans have to pay back in that kind of stuff. So our model is really heavily geared towards Initiations learn to curl either for companies or sports groups or just family and friends groups kind of thing obviously has been a weird year and a half but the previous years. We got Anywhere between four and six thousand people through the facility are only on a yearly basis. So yeah that's that's what pays our rents are this week. We're not too far from bustles or like a twenty twenty five minutes drive from answer up so you could say that. You're quite close to the two largest towns in brussels but that's a main attraction was just Getting to a place where we could get the lands at a really low rent or or for free use for free as in this case and then kind of build from there because if you're talking about Getting corporations in. I mean it's it's not that big of a drive and for one. Oh for sure they will come. So what is your membership. Look like are they mostly from zam. So you said you only have around one hundred hundred twenty members of the whole country so people come from all over belgium or are they just Local to the rank and was the age profile. Like are they older or younger. You have junior program. It's i mean there's there's some folks that live fairly local. But i mean it's it's pretty all over bush at least when you talk about the The flemish speaking part of the country. Which is the north side. You ever got people s- So the actually. The third club in belgium the ones from Campina dare ice rink also closed down so they basically curl out of our facility of somebody's guys have like forty plus minute drive to get there So have i think you could say that. Eighty ninety percent of our membership probably lives within a twenty matre radius twenty five thirty kilometer radius and yeah i think the average age. It's been wall since we looked at it. But it's We through the initiation. We've got some guys in their twenties early thirties in Obviously there's some some older folks. The average age is probably easily thirty. Five forty and right now. If i'm not mistaken we got about fourteen or fifteen juniors. So that's really when we got together with aboard a couple of months ago and that's really gonna be our focus for this the next couple of coming years to really try and because there's there's It's mostly some kids from current cars but Some of them are brought some friends so trying to build up that Yeah the youth membership is is really going to be our focus in the next couple of years and It it slots nicely wits What to belgian curling federation starting to veer because they They both some of the The equipment like Roxanne rings using canada. I think it's going to be an issue finding people that can actually run it but for sure we we now have the equipment to take it so to some of the schools and You know let's let them experience what what's currently because it's really nisha of sports Here so you mentioned this a little bit. But i'm sure like everyone. Covert nineteen impacted. curling and belgium's thousand also got hit very hard by at least the first wave of the pandemic. The what's what's happened to your club. I assume you were locked down for a fair bit of time and all that but as has it affected your club profile. You kind of having trouble getting members back. What's your situation now. Is the pandemics. Hopefully winding down. Yes we shut down the middle of march. I'll steer and We got to reopen. I think it was Like the sixteen to the nineteenth of september and we curled for about a month month and a half and then we have to shut down again and then in made and the number started looking really good So we waited until the final confirmation because we actually could have reopens the ninth of june than we waited a bit in. Obviously we had to to make our i so we reopened on the on the sixteenth of june In our first opening nightclub night who had about older three sheets or full so twenty. Four twenty six people which is almost half our membership for a definitely for next season we've got good hopes of pretty much retaining everybody. Some of the initiations of already started picking up. I mean i get a darn girl last week. I think it was and then we take from erin for sure. We actually have a belt. I now because we have ice during the summer. Yeah because with the board we decided. Okay we're gonna open in june when i'm gonna do it for just one month or whatever so we're going to just stay open over the summer and see how that works and i didn't start on normal season beginning of september. 'cause we tend to open the first or at latest our last week of september. Anyway a couple years. We've finished up to last week of may or first week of june so we didn't have a pretty long season anyway so open.

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"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

"Something along those lines all right. Let's learn more about curling in belgium and get right to it. Years jonathan's interview with gary herman's from curling zimbalist in belgium where are you from and what was it like growing up there was born in the town of about seventy thousand people cold derna which is just on the southeast premature roofer and and i think it's now actually one of the Not a suburb. One of the commune's. I guess you could take great transcript barrier so like i said. My my grandmother is english is raised kind of bilingually dutch and flemish abduction english. I mean yeah. It was a small town kind of thing on the edge of town and didn't really play sports until i was about twelve thirteen and never looked back. I played a lot of sports kind of like provincial level. Like tennis volleyball. This may be your second question. But i only got into curling that the back end of two thousand sixteen alaska so tell us a bit about that. What drew you into curling. Then yes so. I have a a golfing buddy like thirty plus years. And he's canadian but he's lived in belgium allude his life so We're actually in all of a long weekend. Somewhere with the family equals my wife All excited the bid a half his Lost carries phone number big opportunity and yanni look at his email when he so i looked at his email once we got back to the hotel and basically the question was okay well. Last year i went to the world seniors championship with a team. That team disbanded trying to get a new team together but the fourth guy that didn't work out because of the age limit. So wouldn't you join us Going to let bridged world senior san francisco next year so I called him. And i said well wayne i mean you. You gave me an initiation of like one hour. A couple of years ago and Haven't seen any is in so. I think you're scraping buffalo of the barrel there. No you're fine and we'll do you know a pretty intensive training that kind of stuff But then our current club they were getting up and running in there were some construction delays so we ended up joining a club in tilburg in the netherlands So yeah. By the time. I got less rich. I'd i'd have maybe like fifty hours of ice time And i i just barely managed not to embarrass myself but it was a it was a great experience him like i said i mean. I've done several sports Kinda like provincial level but yeah it was. It was really nice to go to like a world championship even even though it was seniors and half the flag ceremony and everything it was. It was great and haven't looked like sense. So what's the history of curling in belgium you've mentioned there's one dedicated ice facility. That was just built. We'll get into that in a bit. But was there any curling and belgian. Before that or i need to speak it. Have a peek at my notes. But yeah we. It actually started in Roughly around nineteen eighty five. And that's at the ice rink. Where the town. I grew up in but i really can't recall because i went ice skating and a little bit ice hockey when i was in high school so that was just prior to that and i can't recall seeing any curling rocks deborah. So yeah that's where a club kind of started up and then A proudly it petered out so between Ninety five and two thousand five there wasn't any value look. I don't think that club was associated with the wc. If i think it was i see at the time right. Yeah and then two thousand five. Apparently some guys got together. Dig the actually got the rocks from dot original earner club And they signed up a club again in maryland. Which is a town provincial. Town like halfway between antwerp and brussels So they got onto the ice rink. There shocks me a town called least exit. Mcclellan and yet they started up the metal incurring club there and then two thousand fourteen to additional club started up one against and one intern. Not which again is a provincial town. Like thirty cases of That's a little bit of history and i think yeah obviously. In the meantime with those street clubs they also They joined the w. cf yeah midst. two thousand. Ten's i guess maybe a little bit early and then we worked towards the dedicate isolated. So you've mentioned that you played an international championship even before there was dedicated. I so does. Belgium enter a lot of a lot of the w cf events they kind of enter all the events. Do they have an olympic program. What's what's the international aspect of belgium. Curling like we have a a pretty decent men's team. that's I have kind of been bouncing up. And down the euro bs and cs for quite a while and they really putting time. They got a guy from A longstanding curler from the netherlands. Coaching them for over a year. Now so they're they're they're pretty Focused and rain for this year is to take one of the top two spots in the seas and then You know get access to the beast and do well darren. They're also planning to play in pre-olympic qualified. That's going to happen so Yeah that's a pretty solid team. We used to have a a lady steam like five six years ago but all of those ladies stopped curling because of family commitments and stuff An you ladies team is only just starting up and they were planning to to play internationally one covert hit. So they've been on hold for a little while and then And then there's my team of course to the belgian senior so we've always been bouncing around rather more or less to middle of the pack On them in the ws scc competitions. And we're really aiming to be around ten spots the next time we get to play really looking forward to going to be seeing two thousand twenty and it was cancelled so Yeah figures that will have one next year. I would be a missed. Not to mention that we have a mixed team as well Not exactly up and comer speakers but they They played into anger in two thousand nineteen Sa- get some experience. The thing they were ballroom our tenth place But yeah they're got team is gonna keep going as well and and try and do as well as count and it's you know did already ambition to To rank really highly But oversee bills experience that we can fossil to the next generation for sure. And so how does this. How does curling into the sports culture in belgium. Are there other sports that are popular besides football. Obviously the football teams very good and lukaku. Very famous footballer but are there other activities. Curling competes with for participants. Yeah for sure you know. Football games or soccer for our american friends listeners. Cycling is also really bakery up Louis cycling success over the years but Yeah me lately. You see some other sports coming to the forefront i mean we've had some Ladies number one the pasta eight and tennis Are field hockey team. There i think currently world champion right And the lady statements Also top five. I think so Yeah there's some other sports that you could say are still a little bit nation belgium but we're definitely can have been punching above our weight there on the on the global scale for those when it comes to winter sports. I think we've We had both in skiing.

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"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

Rocks Across the Pond

08:08 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Rocks Across the Pond

"Coming to you from richmond. Virginia my name is ryan mcgee in joining me in southampton england. The birthday boy. Jonathan handcrafts hello often. Happy birthday thank you. You are one year closer to being eligible for seniors. Yeah but my problem is on so the seniors cutoffs july. I actually got a wait if an extra year that you have to wait yell all d- like fifty one where i can play seniors. That's not fair. well. I got an extra year when i was a junior. So okay all right well i i guess you can't have it. Have it both ways. Then that'll spare. That'll spare stu brand and greg down the sadness we're having to play with me or against me for one year where we do have today in an interview that you did. You did it before. I woke up with with someone from the belgian curling federation. While i guess he's not he's he doesn't have a job with the belgian curling federation but he's a member of it in is also involved with the dedicated curling facility that was built in belgium. And we'll get to that in just a second but first we do have a couple pieces of curling news. One is from san francisco here in the united states. Our friends at san francisco bay. Curling club are very close to realizing their dream of having their own dedicated curling facility however they put out a video on youtube saying that they are a few thousand dollars shorts and they do have to come with that money before the end of july. It is today. We are recording this on july eighteenth. So they've got a little under a couple of weeks to come up with that and you can learn more about their capital campaign Over at dedicated ice dot com. But they they have the building. It looks like it's a good way finished. But they're they're short a few thousand bucks and they have to come up with it here pretty quick and they explain why In the video that they put on youtube as well elsewhere we did have the starving curling club in omaha reached out to us. We asked for bonds bill announcements so they sent them into us there. I spun spiel. They have a one day fund spiel on october thirtieth with two game guarantee and a costume contest. That's likely going to be mostly for people who are local to omaha Or if you've you're within driving range that might be a good one for you. But their main bondsteel. The irish open is march. Twenty fifth through twenty seven to twenty team open bond spiel and you can learn more about it at curl ex. Urban dot com in that is x. Arben is nebraska spelled backwards. But i've played in that spiel before really really good people at x. arbin curling club in their bondsteel spiel has grown. Since i've played in it in it's a really fun time so i suggest that if you have the means to get to omaha go check out their spiel the rink which has like a lot of glasgow side or not like you can see. Yeah yeah look at that rink. They were not at that rink when i played there but yeah you have a really nice. You really nice view while you're playing even though you're on arena ice. It looks cool. Will on social media so jonathan. Who did you talk to from belgium. I talked to gary herman's who's a listened to the podcast And he's kind of mess just a few times. We figured we are trying to go around the world here right gotta slowly but surely we went australia week. And we've been a whole bunch of other places so we figured let's go to belgium and actually as long as the interview. I realized that belgium is probably the closest curling rink to the one. I played in a really by distance. I think i. I'm going to double check it but i think it's it's because it's about three hundred miles from tunbridge wells. The preston exempts is probably a bit a little bit less. Maybe the dutch may be closer than does the netherlands hemp have dedicated curling facility. Yes we should do. Another one's episode. You know dig dig into that. The lowland rivalries. Yeah school right next door next door. Yes they are mere. That's actually a cool facility because it's a three sheet in a building and because Ice skating like Like bong track ice skating. Yeah is really is really up. In the netherlands they actually have a giant oval rounded upstairs and then the rakers is downstairs in the middle of the oval. I guess it's a pretty cool facility and they've got like a large ice hockey rink also so i think that's the setup that they have in salt lake utah. I are bluff to reach out to our friends in salt lake. And see if i'm right there but i think that they took that olympic oval that they had for the two thousand two games and basically could put curling ice in the middle of it. But i'll have to check on that. I'm probably wrong. But what i found really interesting about your chat with gary from belgium is they are very focused. On first and foremost growing the grass roots aspect of the game in maintaining the social aspect of the game rather than putting money into high-performance because even though they have now a dedicated curling facility in belgium they would rather use it to introduce people to the sport and use it to take advantage of take advantage of the warm room and maintaining the social aspect rather than trying to trying to compete with the the rest of europe at in international in international curling. Yeah and i think the other note is they really see. Learned to carl's as a money spinner for the rank like like. He was pretty clear in the interview at. That's that's the primary majority of their income is that and they see it. Not i think. A lot of clubs see learned curls primarily as a membership recruitment tool. They see it as kind of a core part of their business that actually and we talked to the rink manager and in saudi and same thing than maybe most people don't wanna join curling but they may want to come in and give it a try once and so maybe what one mistake. I've seen a lot of kind of newer clubs make is they. They gave away the learn to curl for free hoping that will convert into membership. And actually maybe two percent. Three percent of your learn. Curlers will become members saw. I think some of cleverer clubs have figured out that. No what you do as you're charged at a reasonable price makes money use it as a bit of publicity and if you get some conversion out of it's great but primarily use it as a way to help fund the other activities. Then if they've spent twenty five thirty dollars to try curling they've got a little bit of skin in the game rather than just doing it for free. Yeah i think. I think that's important. I do think that curlers sometimes underpricing undervalue value the time of members of the volunteering. These kinds of things and under under price also You know these days. Twenty five bucks. Anyway i'm sure like an evening. Bowling would cost the same. Right wasn't bullying in asia as most other nights at would cost about that. So it's reasonable.

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"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

"So low at the start of the tournament. Yeah i is. i think you're right. I think they are. I think the semi-final is now success. No matter what happens. I think the belief is that this is probably a step further than they would have expected. I i do think you have to look at the teams. They've played and i don't want to upset anyone who's a fan of these things. But they've played sweden poland slovakia gracious either obviously is in the crisis of the real world cup final but still gracia and now switzerland. You know to be honest if you say. Spain his four teams. Are you going to beat them. All the is yes so in that sense. Perhaps they haven't golfer unexpected. But i think that the semifinal lease seen as a success already i think it take some of the pressure off them but of course you then the on the flip side. You've got that idea that while you're close now. This is now an opportunity. An allusion ricky was asked yesterday whether he'd seen any teams that told him that he thinks better than spain. And the answer. No now i realize arte point. He can't say whoa year. Actually i think belgium amal's bad enough and i think it's much better than nothing that england team. They'll absolutely destroys them out. What greg things know. This is this is a disaster. He does have to say that. But i think i think the last couple of games has convinced him that he hasn't seen tournament where there's an outstanding candidate and look make no bones about it in spain. They were absolutely delighted when switzerland not france out. I don't think anyone truly thoughts by get for against franz but soon as it was switzerland nothing. Everybody anticipated them. Reaching semi's so we know the lineup for one semifinal v. italy against spain by this time tomorrow another the lineup the other republican against then kick things off and then it is ukraine against england..

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"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Finish. I should have been in the bucket when he shouldn't see a lazy and he should know what where it's common across he gets behind. It's been it's all he just doesn't get any contact on gets a contact on the but you see it's quite scruffy doesn't go through spin. It's all his legs comes right to the phones and then he can't convert that one. That's he's wrong food. Picky me and this one here. I mean it's that simple well. People he either doesn't quite see the flight of our propelled sale up slightly behind him. He scores goals. But for those that are not huge funds overman. Stevie necker was. We noise probably watching is not. That's fuel to the fire for people. Say yeah but on the real bag that was the one to opportunities. And that's the difference. If i think goes wherever you go but there are still about say. Well that's fine bagging x. Sarah wherever against some of the teams every where you want to see it but then avant boston aura. Ashir tehran rear tragedy. Back of the net rights. And that's the thing that someone it's not surprising to see remained lukaku making those kind of mris where we saw that throughout his career. We saw that that capable of doing crazy stuff fantastic stuff and missing the simplest thing and that's who he is showing us some clumsiness is when we'd be we don't consider him as a top top top player renaldo like like you mention van bastin and some others. He's a great striker but he's capable of clumsiness. And that's that's his game gap. How big a disappointment is this from belgium perspective. You know what i think. It is a disappointment because once france went out you know felt like the momentum. Was there on that side. I think people are gonna have some questions about about obama and some of the choices that he made. I think there were warning signs in the portugal game. When it felt like the game should have been put away. They had the lead And then at the end it felt like anything could happen. I think there's positives you know. We talk about gold generation ending. I saw this kid. Jeremy juku obviously was reading last year at france and chimed in the second half. He looked to me to be a little bit unplayable. I'll tell you what he steered the. He's the bejesus out of that italian defense. So you know there are players. I don't think it's over for this group by this. Was the one with france. Getting knocked out with germany getting knocked out. I think this is the one that's going to feel like the one that got away. I think once again. Let's tune them. And i might be wrong but i think once again roberto martinez the one criticism you could have as he neglects the defensive aspect of the game too much right i think because the as tournament and have been pretty much open against every team and we're open against the danes away with the we're open. I'm trying to think there's been so many holding on against portugal says mentioned portugal. Still go for the second goal in the last twenty minutes when they should just have been wrapping the game up and the almost paid the penalty and not game. The were open again in game against. That's silly at times and they left themselves exposed and got punished. And when you've got the center box of experience in not age you you walk how you're going to give them a bit more protection and just feel and that's been one criticism of all martinez is teams. Play good football. Good going forward but suspect defensively. And you're not gonna win this competition if you don't have four. That's knows and italy belgium than as you say italy now very much when you take a look at the teams remaining. You put a very strong. And they're the best team left gab. What's the buzz like in italy now around this same in the excitement. Look i think everybody's going to be very excited. I think pre-game the goal the objective was get to the semifinal. I'm play good. Football show progress. There's no question that they've showed tremendous progress and now seventy five. I don't wanna say the pressures lifted a little bit but the look at this bay that look at some of the issues louisa. He had and.

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"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

"He'd look to them. You go great. Great defend those fifties. Now run them but they're managing to. We'll talk about great results. Pass nathen my favorite team to watch tournament. I've got a little bored watching spin. French were pray. Restraining got results. But i haven't been Been those actually not only the results but really good to watch endel their games. They can be danger- we but june say that belgium deserve to win today could have could have gone either way but but italy pay play their part. Where when you watching then you say well you know you against germany could go either way but good game. Management would give. Let's get caught not joins us as all gab was predicted the belgian. We're going all the way and win happier to be wrong. I reckon yeah. It was a win win for me. But i'll tell you what then i really like. Frank's idea like what he said. This is the final of the tournament. Let's just give italy's euro two thousand when everybody else go home. I think that's brilliant one hundred percent correct. Thank you gab. Deserved in the end. Yeah no. I think it was deserved. I think belgium got got some things wrong. I you know. Obviously you wonder what. Belgium would have been like with. Brian and hazard at full strength. But then you know what. I'll see you raise you. What would it only be like with. Y'all or what would it only be like on a night when jeering mob.

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"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

ESPN FC

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on ESPN FC

"In the world against belgium whether we agree or not fee for ranked number one. I don't think the best team but says the are and the belgium look pretty bad enough for half so get the victory but my god. I don't think that coach can ask any more of these players. That collective right from the kick was impressive they dominate literally the first tough in any position on the field Defensively give any chess budget to move forward. A midfielder they competing control and striker has an opportunity. That shouldn't probably thick enough advantage of that kind of momentum and scored the second goal. That was finished that. We've felt at some point because to consider that when you play against belgium and have funded the brewing lukaku and this guy can change the game in a moment. This is what's happened in the second half but they dominate the literally. Everything even shot on goal three times more than belgium. So that's kind of potential that this team had this today. This particular day was was a magical atmosphere for many reasons and they should take more at least a one point. This question marks about kevin de broin fitness going into this. Obviously after being forced off injured his face literally broken and champions league final. he answered that really rather quickly as just pure class. Everything about him. He sees different things on.

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"belgium" Discussed on Dictators

Dictators

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"belgium" Discussed on Dictators

"Racked up large debts when austrian emperor. Franz joseph suggested that leopold auto pay off his daughter's debts. The king responded. As far as i'm concerned my daughter is dead. Meanwhile when leopold's middle daughter remarried against his wishes after she had been widowed leopold refused to speak to her ever again even worse. He barred her from attending her mother's funeral. At one point two of the daughters joined forces and attempted to sue leopold for their inheritance. Unfortunately they lost. Suffice it to say that even before stories of the congo splashed across newspapers leopold's reputation was nothing short of diabolical for the public believing that leopold was guilty of atrocities in the congo. Free state was all too easy. Even though the belgian government was poised to inherit the colony on leopold's death it became clear that parliament would have to take control of the congo. Sooner rather than later. Something needed to be done. But leopold wasn't about to let go of his colony for free before he would hand over the congo. He forced the belgian parliament to complete at. Its own expense the public building projects. He had begun in belgium. And as one last twist of the knife leopold demanded and received an additional two million francs as a mark of national gratitude. Parliament acquiesced on november fifteenth nineteen o eight king. Leopold's control over. The congo came to an end a year. After relinquishing control of the congo leopold suffered from an intestinal blockage. On his deathbed he married his young mistress caroliina la when his daughters came to brussels to reconcile with him. Leopold turn them away on december seventeenth. Nineteen o nine seventy four year. Old king leopold. The second died at the time of his death. Leopold was so despised that his funeral cortege was booed by crowds of belgians. It's difficult to determine. Just how much. Wealth leopold took from the congo as he avoided announcing his prophets. In fact he usually insisted that he made no money at all. From the colony one estimate suggests that between eighteen ninety six and one thousand nine hundred six. The king may have made three million pounds sterling with equivalent to fifteen million. Us dollars at the time now. That leopold was finally gone. Many hoped that suffering in the congo would come to an end while the worst atrocities did diminish under belgian administration the system of forced labor heavy taxation hostage taking and brutal punishments remained the belgian congo lasted until nineteen sixty when the colony finally achieved independence. Renaming itself the democratic republic of the congo. Unfortunately despite their new-found autonomy the area never recovered from leopold's rule and to this day the nation continues to struggle with political social and economic turmoil. Meanwhile in belgium leopold the seconds legacy remains controversial. The nation particularly the capital of brussels is still adorned with public buildings erected by leopold paid for with wealth plundered from the congo at the cost of millions of lives. however in twenty twenty belgians started a petition to remove all statues of leopold from brussels. Those who put together the petition stated we do not want to erase the past. But we do want to erase any homage to this man in june twenty twenty for the first time a belgian monarch expressed remorse for the country's colonial rule some however criticized king philippe for falling short of a full apology. Of course not. Everyone in the family expresses remorse. The king's brother prince lavar said in an interview leopold. The second never went to the congo himself. I do not see how he could have made people there suffer over one hundred years later. They're still a disconnect between the royal family and the congolese lives destroyed because of their ancestors for belgium and for the congo. The scars of leopold's reign.

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"belgium" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"The area of Belgium known as Flanders fields when a bolt of lightning flashed out of the sky and struck him off his horse what is fellow soldiers found him he was laying in the mud beside his dead horse and half his body had been paralyzed as a result he was put on the next ship back to Canada to begin his recovery process it would take a major Walter summer for many years to become self sufficient eventually learning to walk with the help of a cane but he was still young still drawn to adventure and still full of life so when a group of his friends decided in nineteen twenty four to hike into the mountains to fish in a nearby lake Walter happily join them I imagine the steep hike was grueling for him but he kept up water was a fighter after all but when they arrived at the lake he decided to take a seat while his friends unloaded their gear and set up camp right near the water's edge was a tall tree so he sat himself down against it under the shade of the branches but the sun quickly faded away as the storm rolled in when Walters friends found him he was laying on his side at the base of the tree trembling and in pain the tree itself told them everything they needed to know a dark smoldering streak ran down the bark from high above all the way to the ground it had been a lightning strike and Walter against all odds had been struck again just like the first time Walter seem to have been paralyzed by it and as a result spent a long while in the hospital doing his best to recover it took him two years before he can walk again but he did it like I said he was a fighter and giving up wasn't an option so he pressed onward in life as the story goes Walter took a trip to a park in Vancouver in the summer of nineteen thirty he was probably there with family or maybe the same fishing buddies we don't really know but I have a feeling you can guess what happened next right against all the laws of probability Walter Somerford was struck by lightning for the third time in his life they say this one was the worst or perhaps it was just so devastating because it was the third time in twelve years that it happened whatever the reason Walter never walk again and spent the last two years of his life in a wheelchair when he passed away in nineteen thirty two still very much a young man he went to the grave as a member of a very special club lightning rarely strikes twice but for Walter summer for it did that and more do you would expect the story to end there but you know more Walter no more lightning right well not exactly because in nineteen thirty four just two years after he passed away lightning did strike again in his hometown now I know what you're thinking.

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"belgium" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

10:31 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"PODCAST. I'm Holly Ryan I'm Tracy Wilson. Oh Tracy we talked our last show but because the world is kind of a mess it's really really gotten to be a tricky dance to figure out what seems appropriate for podcasts subjects. Yeah I mean there have certainly been other times in our many years of working on the show where I've been like man. It feels weird to talk about anything else. But none of those have been quite the ongoing ever present situation of living in self-isolation in a pandemic. Yeah Yeah it's a strange thing I mean. Part of it is that I think our head spaces are just different than normal so even our perception of like the whole process of selecting topics shifts a little bit Yeah I I am constantly having this this inner monologue of Lake Is this how I would behave normally says because This is a stressful. And we're is this how I would behave normally is this. Is this reaction something that like? I I've lost all sense of what what normal is in terms of both my behavior in my judgment. I was squirreling around you and I have talked about how a lot of our episodes are kind of informed by the fact that we're living in these times and in some ways they relate to the the world of contagious disease and The trajectory of of medical knowledge throughout history but then This week I was Kinda like I really want to talk about something. That's not that And then I was like I know I'll do a mad. Royal People love those which then led me to you will sometimes see her called Charlotte of Belgium and other times Carlotta of Mexico She actually very consciously sort of made a name change in there and part of the reason that the story of Charlotte and Maximilian of Mexico is sometimes a little lost in historical. Discussion is that it was playing out at the same time as the US civil war and that event the US of A. Were also played a part in the events that led to Charlotte of Belgium becoming Carlotta of Mexico The two of them are tied to basically all of the Houses of Europe so they were very connected to a lot of important history as well. We have an episode on Maximillian in our archive that will be an upcoming classic But CARLOTTA doesn't get a lot of discussion in it particularly her mental state and some of the things she was going through separate from her husband as things in their lives gorie stressful as I said she is sometimes called Charlotte. Sometimes Carlotta depending on. What biography read We are going to start by calling her charlotte and we will switch over to Carlotta in the narrative at the point. Where she her style herself started going by that name. And this I think and I hope for everyone's entertainment and maybe a little bit of escape has a mix of everything. There's some political history. There is a mad. Royal Element is very complicated. Marriage heads up. There is a little bit of concern about germs. There is Disregard for personal space as it relates to food safety so if that is something that you're very uncomfortable with at the moment understandably just no When we start talking about the pope maybe jump out for a little while. Princess Charlotte was born on June seventh eighteen forty in lake in Belgium with a very long name re Charlotte Amalie. Augustine Victoire Clementine Leopoldine. I said that last bit almost as though she was more German. Her father was legal. The I of Belgium her mother was princess. Louise of Orleans and Charlotte was named for Leopold's deceased first wife. The Princess Charlotte of Great Britain and Charlotte's own mother died of tuberculosis in eighteen. Fifty and from that point on most of the maternal influence in her life came from her grandmother Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily. She was queen of France through marriage to Louis. Philippe the first but Charlotte's father leopold very president. After his wife died he spent more time with. His children isn't necessarily good at it but Charlotte in particular really worked to kind of gain his affections and she seemed to be very fascinated by the nuts and bolts of his job as a ruler. And so they kind of became pals in eighteen fifty six. The Teenage Charlotte was considered to be quite a beauty. Met archduke Maximilian. When he visited Brussels he was twenty four a handsome naval officer and a liberal idealist. Charlotte felt for him really almost immediately and it was mutual while leopold the I had been hoping for a marriage between his daughter and Portugal's ruler the fifth he ultimately lead Charlotte. Choose who she wished to marry. That choice of course was maximilian. Incidentally they were both cousins of Queen Victoria. Who was initially against this match calling? Maximilian quote one of those worthless. Habsburg archdukes he. Was there charming there that he quickly won? Both Victoria and Albert over and Maximilian continued to Woo Charlotte. While they're royal houses worked out the business details of their marriage that took about six months while things like dowries and and agreements in terms of the the union and what it would mean politically Were worked out and as this happened. They essentially kind of dated. Maximilian would visit me would tell the princess of his home which he hoped would soon be hers but then finally until I twenty seventh eighteen fifty seven at the age of Seventeen Charlotte married into the Austrian Royal Family Amid Marrying Maximilian Austrian Emperor Francis. Joseph became her brother in law. Maximilian was his younger brother. The newlyweds left shortly after the wedding for Italy. Where Maximilian had been appointed viceroy of Lamberti in Venice? Charlotte really loved Venice. But the marriage wasn't quite as romantic as their courtship had been. I turned out that Maximilian had no intention of living a monogamous life. He frequently left Charlotte at home to go back to Austria where his partying and womanizing were just really legendary. Exactly how Charlotte felt about. This is a little bit unclear. Some biographies it seem like Maximilian was the love of her life. And that she tolerated his behavior because she was so devoted to him when the second Italian War of independence broke out in eighteen. Fifty nine Maximilian and Carlotta left Italy for Trieste where Maximilian built spectacular castle. Miramar on the Adriatic seed and at this point Trieste was still part of the HABSBURG empire later that same year. Maximilian decided to visit Brazil and left in November. Charlotte was with him but when they stopped in Madeira on the way Charlotte decided she would stay there. She could not handle being see but her husband happily continued on as planned which eventually caused some problems for the two of them. The exact nature of their problems isn't really documented. But there have long been stories that Maximilian came back from Brazil with a sexually transmitted infection. You can find all kinds of historical gossip about this situation and whether or not that infection resulted in one or both of them being unable to you. have children. We don't really know it's the kind of thing that's always referenced. Very sort of obliquely But things did his his own account by his valid suggests that something happened in all of this that really kind of pretty much shut down the romance angle of their their relationship and throughout all of this though to the outside World Charlotte remained a doting wife and the couple presented themselves publicly as deeply in love and still very devoted to one another whether or not Charlotte had looked the other way about his infidelities early on in their marriage. Whatever happened in Brazil seemed to have been the last straw for her in terms of them. Having physical romantic relationship the private life of husband and wife became quite distant and Charlotte actually moved into a separate bedroom from her husband and she occupied her time with Solo activities instead of being with him like reading and swimming but she also really longed for more. This wasn't a very happy life for her for someone who had been so fascinated by politics and the work of governance. When she was at her her father's side she really wanted to have some actual work to do instead of just making public appearances to look like a dutiful wife so seven years into her marriage Charlotte's husband. Maximilian was offered an opportunity by Napoleon. The third and that was to be emperor of Mexico. It's a big part of that Previous episode that we talked about at the top of the show. That's going to be Saturday. Classic soon as idea had actually been floated him several years earlier in eighteen. Sixty one and Polian. The third hatched his plan to get a foothold in North America. This was not Napoleon's idea alone. A European ruler in Mexico had been discussed by the upper class there as soon as Mexico had gained independence from Spain in eighteen twenty one. Those people had prospered under Spanish rule. They wanted to have something like that again. Yeah for people that were kind of in the elite class like to suddenly not have royal governance. Meant that they also didn't have royal favour and it was very upsetting At the end of eighteen sixty one. Napoleon third didn't invade Mexico claiming that the country had defaulted on its debts again. This is a much more complicated thing which is discussed a bit more than that that classic. That's coming up. The timing of the end of eighteen sixty one was no accident the US which had an alliance with Mexico was too tied up with its own civil war to offer any aid to their neighbors to the south particularly in terms of military force so throughout the fall of that year the French emperor had been setting his plan in motion and shoring up support from the conservative aristocracy of Mexico. A heavy investment in the effort enabled French troops to seize control of the country by force. It wasn't quite that quick. But that's basically how it played out so this would appear to be.

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"belgium" Discussed on Practical Wanderlust

Practical Wanderlust

04:52 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on Practical Wanderlust

"And monks were able to read and write, which allowed them to create recipes, and pass them down, and like right the Bible, or read the Bible or they were doing nobody case beer vessel monks were able to do. They were able to practice writing down recipes for beer and nobody else could do it. So monks didn't originate in Belgium. They came to Belgium, because they were seeking persecution and Belgium has long been a safe haven for those seeking persecution because. There's a new king so like if you're fleeing your king, just go to Belgium, wait for five years. There's a new king. You're good rate, so monks came to Belgian seeking persecution to. And they brought with them all of these recipes that they developed for beer fleeing persecution. That's what I sat should seeking. That's very different, very different message no! Not what they were. Seeking. Anyway, so all these like a hipster ass like flannel, wearing monks flew to Belgium and at the time. Yeah? Robes or flannel, little monk with a flannel robe like writing your writing a fix. What's sick? Sour Cherries and beer he's got. He's got his little bald spot and the top of his head, but it's like a tattoo of like a spiderweb, and he's allegheny, but there's like a circle cut out of the top versatile bald spot. It's the God whole whatever they whatever the point of that. God hold. Waiver God to get his message to. You Come Holy Not Tags I. Bet Somebody did. It's definitely not true. Whole. That's also a really title for a metal band from Belgium the God whole Brown Internet. Is that metal to you. That sounded like that sounded like bluegrass. Hill. The back of the day. You couldn't actually like drink water. Kill you? You would just get some sort of horrible. Colorado new just die right so water was super unsafe, but here in it yet. Beers good beers fine bureau day. You're fine, feeling. Good hydrated. Happy, you know. Even kids will drink beer..

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"belgium" Discussed on Practical Wanderlust

Practical Wanderlust

04:12 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on Practical Wanderlust

"Yeah! I was like I. Don't remember them. Just go ahead, so it's a it's a bar that's got incredibly extensive beer list I think it took me like thirty minutes to figure out what I wanted to drink, and they keep a bunch of snacks rolling, and then they have traditional. Belgium meets that they serve. It was a good time. That's nice free. Frio. That you know like a little mandate with yourself to on a little meantime, nice I think that was actually probably the most time that we spend apart our entire year long honeymoon. Gross. Loved, it wow I'm just kidding. Okay, there's also the Burgh Central Plaza. Where they had the basilica of the holy blood, where supposedly we didn't actually go inside ourselves to verify because it sounded gross, but supposedly there's a vial of Jesus's blood. I bet it's dried at this point I don't know. Probably just drink it. You know, but apparently yeah. They have a vial of Jesus's blood that you can check out, or you can't touch the blood or anything, but people pray over it, and it's pretty metal. It's.

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"belgium" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Live on Belgium he spoke with us via Skype thanks so much for being with us thank you very much for your time you're listening to weekend edition from NPR news the twenty twenty democratic presidential field was once hailed as the most diverse but California senator Kamilla Harris shook up the primaries by ending her campaign remaining candidates of color having qualified for the next debate right now the four Democrats you could call front runners are all white three of them are men and pairs wonder summer's been in Iowa this week to talk to voters and candidates about the race wanna thanks so much for being with us thanks for having me how did the shake up in the campaign change what a lot of people are talking about this week so this is a conversation has been going on for quite awhile now but in the last week voters activists and even some candidates are really saying the quiet part out loud after senator Harris announced that she was going to be leaving the presidential race it really seem to raise alarm bells among some Democrats the party is now grappling with this uncomfortable reality that when Democrats gather for their next debate a couple of weeks the candidates at least so far who have qualified to be on stage they're all white what message is that sending that we heralded the most diverse field in our history and now we're seeing people like her her dropping out of his campaign not because I will voters had the voice voters did not determine her destiny yeah that was New Jersey senator Cory Booker talking about Harris's decision to get out of the race he and former housing secretary who Leon Castro are among the most vocal candidates on this issue they and some other prominent Democrats I've been talking with making the point that this is not how a party that emphasizes diversity and fairness should represent itself will not of course to shield also includes mayor booted gentry represents a milestone is to get candid what was senator Booker and Mr Castro like to change about the debate for the primaries so this is where it gets kind of interesting none of the candidates including senator Booker Mr Castro are calling on the DNC to change the standards for debate in December and the DNC has made clear that they don't plan to do that Lancaster though he says he wants bigger she changes and you talk about that on a call with reporters earlier this week there's no reason that Iowa and New Hampshire but hardly had any black people or people of color should always go first the nominating a president and on Friday night he took that even a little further he told reporters here in Iowa that the next chair of the Democratic Party has to commit to making the presidential primary process more reflective of the country's diversity he says if they don't they shouldn't be in charge of the party's nominating process what are some of the other candidates saying so former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg who recently jumped in the race was asked about bookers comments by CVS uses Gayle king he says he was not worried about the current make up of the field if you wanted to enter and run for president and states you could have done that but don't complain to me that you're not in the race it was up to you and he's not the only candidate who is getting this question Joe Biden said on Friday well it's obvious that the folks on stage are not representative of the party you can't dictate who's going to be able to stay in the race that's the job of the voters want a U. verse spent some time talking with Iowans this week and what do you hear from them about the field so I talked to a lot of non white voters about what they thought about the fact that the top tier of this field at least right now seems he made up of white candidates and frankly a lot of them seem pretty frustrated but I like to ask voters when I talk to them what quality is most important them and I can't get in one of the big things I've heard them toss around this week is words like viability they want someone who can win in November and some of these voters of color even explicitly have made the point to me that they feel like a white candidate is the one that's best position to be Donald Trump and November's election one of summer's covers demographics and culture frontier politics thanks so much thank you at W. N. Y. C. we rely on listener support but what exactly does.

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"belgium" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"belgium" Discussed on KCRW

"The Belgium to resend Stefan I see you definitely want to do some shout outs and of course Vince and yes listening as well let's get back to music KCRW to me you know it's a little silver.

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