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Fresh update on "britain" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

02:05 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "britain" discussed on Morning Edition

"Russia's currency, The ruble dropped hard in value. Today. It's down 1.4%. Now this on news, the Biden administration is expected to announce new sanctions on Russia. To respond to the massive hacking campaign attributed to Moscow with digital intrusions into U. S federal agencies. Also U. S. Officials allege Russian President Putin authorized operations to help Donald Trump try to win the last campaign. Among sanctions that could come today, further restricting the ability of Wall Street to buy Russian government debt, a suggestion that has already driving up Russian interest rates this morning. Top officials from Britain and the European Union will sit down today to discuss the effect that Brexit is having on Northern Ireland as mormont bottlenecks developed in trade between the republic which is you and Northern Ireland, which is no longer There's been more social unrest in a place with such a fraught history. The BBC's John Campbell has more from Belfast. Back in March. The possessed a huge bust up between the UK and you over the new Irish Sea Trade border, which exists between the United Kingdom the Great Britain, part off of England, Scotland and Wales, and then the Northern island part off and I think things have cooled down a little bit. In the intervening weeks, the U. K has sent the document to the EU laying out what it thinks should be that the timetable for fully implementing all these new border processes what the meeting is about tonight. Is trying to take a stock of where we are with thought, but really there is a mountain to claim here and we're only in the foothills. The BBC's John Campbell in Northern Ireland. Stocks in Europe. The A X index in Amsterdam is up 2/10 of a percent with possible new U. S sanctions. The RTs stock index in Russia is down 2.4% here Dow and S and P Futures are up half a percent each. The NASDAQ futures up 6/10 of a percent. Retail sales figures for the U. S air on the way this morning. Forecasters are expecting a robust jump of about maybe 6% given vaccinations and stimulus. Jack's Marketplace Morning report is supported by intercom, the business messenger that.

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The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:28 min | 2 d ago

The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk

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Fresh update on "britain" discussed on WBZ Morning News

WBZ Morning News

01:12 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "britain" discussed on WBZ Morning News

"With the disease. An estimated 5 to 10% of Koven. Patients are suffering from what's being called long haul coronavirus, people who feel endlessly trapped. In the illnesses. Grip, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr Jon Lapook speaking to one long hauler, 38 year old Camille, Hello to Alaska, you nose and throat doctor, Diana Kirk of Mount Sinai Hospital found vocal cord weakness that impaired her Loftus speech and breathing. Likely nerve injury from Cove it the right song is weak on the left side. It's a surprising addition to what's known as long Haul syndrome. Other symptoms include fatigue, headache, brain fog, depression and anxiety is a serious issue, and the number of so called long haulers continues to grow. Some areas across the country are opening special health facilities to do research. And treat that aspect of the illness. The burden of losing a loved one to Corona virus is being made a little bit easier. Financially. Thanks to a new program by the Feds. WBC's Kim Tunnicliffe has detailed the funeral assistant's phone line has been flooded with calls. FEMA's website says they're experiencing technical issues and to call back later. Secretary of State Bill Galvin says the agency is offering up to $9000 in reimbursement for funeral costs in deaths attributed to covert night. Team. Yes, Certificate of the person who died has to say they died of covert. They can't be other sources. Obviously, that would not be reimbursable twice. You have to present a receipt from the funeral director showing the actual cause. The number for the funeral assistant's phone line is 8446846333. Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ. Boston's news radio officials are also saying the alert on this and make sure that is the number that you are. Contacting there are scammers out there and they're looking to take every advantage in this illness Switching strategy. The European Union appears ready to move on from the troubled AstraZeneca covert vaccine and will now accept delivery of 50 million doses from Fizer. Officials in the U. Are also talking about a long term arrangement to deliver nearly two billion vaccines from Fizer. In the next two years. Researchers in Britain are expanding a trial to determine if mixing vaccine doses from the first shot to the second is as effective as sticking with one Cos shots. And India prepares for targeted lockdowns As the daily covert caseload nears a record 200,000 the two weeks shutdowns could affect some 120 million people. 6 19 mostly cloudy 46 in Boston this Thursday morning, the dreaded middle seat On an airplane could serve an important role that being empty as more passengers take to the sky. Researchers with the CDC and Kansas State University wanted to see how far airborne virus particles could travel inside planes, so they use mannequins that sprayed Marisol to measure the flow through airline cabin mock ups experts found the risk of infection on a plane could be reduced by as much as 57%. If middle seats were empty, compared with a.

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England Reopens With Pints Pulled, Shopping Sprees and Hair Cuts

Hugh Hewitt

00:29 sec | 3 d ago

England Reopens With Pints Pulled, Shopping Sprees and Hair Cuts

"Coronavirus. Restrictions are being eased in Britain for shops, gyms and outdoor dining Mrs convenient place in England since early January to suppress the surgeon Corona virus infections that swept the country late last year. But now non essential shops are allowed it to re open. Along with hair salons. Jim's on outdoor service at pubs and restaurants. Britain has had Europe's worth Corona virus outbreak with more than 127,000 confirmed

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Fresh update on "britain" discussed on BBC Newsday

BBC Newsday

01:40 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "britain" discussed on BBC Newsday

"We're live in freedom. That's why Israeli army is playing people to act as partners for injured so just that's all coming up after the very latest world News Baby saying is where Jerry Smith the United States is preparing to announce sweeping sanctions against Russia for alleged misconduct in particular what Washington says are its efforts to disrupt the U. S election. Majors are expected to include sanctions against several Russian entities on the expulsion of officials. Taiwan's president, sighing. One has told a visiting delegation of former senior U. S. Officials, the China's military activities were threatening regional stability. The visit comes as China moves to reassert his claim over the self rule territory with regular flyovers by fighter jets and bombers. More than 100. British members of Parliament have written to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for the crackdown on pro democracy campaign is in Hong Kong. BBC Diplomatic correspondent says that the British government has yet to impose a single sanction on any Chinese government official responsible despite its loud criticism. India has registered a record number of new coronavirus cases of over 200,000 in the last 24 hours. India is officially the second worst event it country by the pandemic with 14 million cases. The second round of talks to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume in Vienna today. President Trump pulled out of the agreement in 2018, the European Union is mediating between Tehran and Washington. Woman's Constitutional court is due to give its verdict today on a motion to remove the human rights ombudsman from office. Critics are calling the move an attack on one of Poland's few remaining independent state institutions. Then the daughter owners of a shape who's 15 crew members were kidnapped off the coast of Ben in last month say they have been freed. Baby seeing news. Thank you for that news. Hello. Welcome to new Stay here on the BBC World Service with Baller Andhra, whole coming up magic mushrooms and depression. The doctor strike in Sierra Leone Israeli army engaging in sexual healing for some of its soldiers on the hunt for Darius that you ask you years well, he's the world's largest rabbit rabbit even and he was kidnapped earlier. This week. We'll find out what's been happening. All that in the sports news coming away in the next half an hour your unused Now put the key ingredient in magic mushrooms and the psychedelic affect this produces when consumed how people suffer from depression. Well, scientists believe the active ingredient psilocybin, along with other forms of therapy could be the key to beating this serious mental health condition. And it follows the publication of the results of a clinical trial here in the U. K. Well, it's beaten out to David not to the UK government. Former chief drug advisor on this professor of new Oh psycho pharmacology at Imperial College, London where the study took took place. Thank you very much for joining us Professor question because I understand that this is something that you've been working on from. For quite a few years and even as far back as 2012, didn't you say that they're certain regulations that should be easy to allow this special? Drug in magic mushrooms be used for depression. So so it's nothing new. Well, that zit is new. What is new? Is that We have gone from doing back in 2012, which was ah brain imaging study that showed for the first time How psychedelic drugs work that led us to do unopened trial in people with resistant depression, which was very, very positive. And now another five years on, we've managed to do what's called a randomized controlled trial where we have compared Two doses. Just two doses of psilocybin three weeks apart with the gold standard Anti depressant SSR. I called s Itala Prom. On de so this is the very first time the mushrooms of being tested head to head in a blinded fashion against the gold standard treatment. It's almost like a competition between the two to see which one is effective or more effective. But tell us first of all, so if you didn't tell us for listeners who don't know what magic mushrooms Um and what it is in magic mushrooms that can cause they could be used. So what? Magic mushrooms are hold syriza of mushroom species. It found all around the world, and they all contain a substance called psilocybin and psilocybin mimics the natural nearer transmitter serotonin. But it does it in a very particular way on a particular subtype of serotonin receptors. When it stimulates those receptors, it produces the psychedelic experience a trip But that trip can reset the brain and it can help people reset out of this condition like depression, where they get locked in tow. The thinking process is they don't want to be locked into and it can help them. Basically, get out of that thinking on bond more normally. Couldn't be also dangerous if people if it if not to use the administered in the right way, I ask because we're talking about a class that he drugged. Aren't we on many people May say, But hold on a minute. I've seen well, There's some people who say I've seen somebody tripped on magic mushrooms before and seeing the effect isn't pleasant at all. They're completely off their heads. So why should this be used in In in official drugs to treat depression. Well, there's many ways I could answer that question. Let's start with these pragmatic one. We don't We have two therapists present all the time with the person so their trip is very, very contained, and essentially, they're protected. It happens in hospitals. So the risks of about Tripp leading to some Consequences of very, very slight on debts be, you know, be aware that many Powerful medicines are controlled drugs being a medicine and, you know, being a controlled drug doesn't mean you can't be a medicine. In fact, it's ridiculous to think that if that were the case, then you we wouldn't have morphine for surgery because that's a controlled drug. So that's the first thing to say. The second thing is that one of the reasons we worked with psilocybin in the first instance Was because so many people in Britain have used over a million young people were using the mushrooms every year that even the regulators said our world is relatively safe because there's so few recorded incidents of harm's from the mushroom. So so we know we know these drugs say they've been used in other cultures, Latin America for millennia with no harm. So you know these are some of the safest drugs around and the reason they're illegal. It's nothing to do with their harms their illegal because 1967 the United States decided that another psychedelic LSD was interfering with the war in Vietnam, and they feeling the war protest, So these drugs have banned for political, not health reasons. Professor David Nutt. Fascinating talking to you..

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UK: drinkers hit the pub after midnight as restrictions eased

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 3 d ago

UK: drinkers hit the pub after midnight as restrictions eased

"Some pubs in England welcome back customers in the early hours of Monday morning S. coronavirus restrictions were eased all three turn one light and Genentech USA have your first drink they come down in the town of Pixley heat outside London wasted no time in getting their drinks as they waited outside counting down the seconds to be allowed the first sips of a pub drink in nearly four months tough measures have been in place in England since early January to suppress the surgeon coronavirus infections that swept the country late last year but now nonessential shops are allowed it to reopen along with hassles gyms and outdoor service at pubs and restaurants Britain has had Europe's Willis corona virus outbreak with more than one hundred twenty seven thousand confirmed deaths Charles the live as well London

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Fresh update on "britain" discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

00:47 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "britain" discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

"You know, whatever we do wrong with our own lives. We blame it on the Russians. Just like Hitler's way. Saw that ended up Yeah, and when we're in a kind of the approach of a potential of World War three that we never seen yet since the last World war, so It's ah Yeah, that's that's when I think China makes its move at the same time. China's a part of it, and, uh, the But it's the, uh, facilities trap as been stated when they head him on is in its decline, and there's a rising rising Hegeman. Who compete with it. I mean Britain with German Empire and 1914. Um, the Athenians state being threatened by the rise of Sparta in the Peloponnesian Wars where this term was coined. You end up eventually having a clash military first economic and then clashed. In fact, I used the 1914 analogy a lot my rights because England and Britain and Germany had allowed economic interactions, just like we in China do But they still went off and war in World War one. I've always said John, who benefits when something happens, and the thing we haven't brought up yet was when the Wuhan virus came out. It came out during the time of those protests in Hong Kong. Which were unprecedented in China. I mean, almost as bad as Tiananmen Square and all of a sudden when the Wuhan virus hit Wuhan. The Hong Kong thing one away. It was over with. Well, yeah, it was Shut down. Everybody was sequester is just like a lot of you know, they sequestered everybody and it had. I think when I was watching, I would just say it had more to do with that. The other thing, too. Is that the Chinese? You know what happened in Hong Kong was very similar to the color revolutions that have Been kind of a program of the CIA to try to get their hegemonic ideas of the way people should be and I often find that means like wide oh, trying to appoint himself president of Venezuela and going nowhere there and It's I've seen it so often in my life and Latin America and other places. Where where this happens, and it's It's very.

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Andrew: Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

NEWS 88.7 Programming

01:32 min | 3 d ago

Andrew: Philip's Death Has Left 'Huge Void' in Queen's Life

"Written. Prince Andrew Queen Elizabeth Middle Son has said that his mother feels a huge void in her life following the death of her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday. He was speaking after a family service in the chapel Royal Lodge, Windsor and his younger brother, Prince Edward, said the family we're trying to come to terms with the Duke's death. However much one tries to prepare oneself Listen like this. It's it's still It's in a dreadful shock, and we're still trying to come to terms of that. But I have to say that extraordinary tributes and the memories that everybody has had been willing to share has been so fantastic on Just goes to show you You might have seen our father grandfather, father in law, but he meant so much to so many other people, and Jim Wright was Canada's high commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2011. He met Prince Philip and the Queen on many occasions, and he's bean sharing his memories of the Duke of Edinburgh. He's a character hey, can be hey could be a bit cheeky. At times. He has a fun sense of humor and extremely hard worker for Her Majesty for the monarchy. For Britain for the Commonwealth. You stayed at Windsor Castle yourself. Didn't you? Tell us about that? We did. Everything was you know, one of those. Remarkable occasions that you remember forever. TOC Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted a wonderful dinner and we had breakfast with him next to the next day. On. It was so special.

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Preparations Underway for Prince Philip's Funeral

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:59 min | 3 d ago

Preparations Underway for Prince Philip's Funeral

"As detailed plans for the funeral of Prince Philip emerge. A remembrance service at Canterbury Cathedral this morning gave the British public a chance to mourn his death and remember his life. Willem Marx. Reports from London. Choral music and Prayers were presided over by Britain's most senior clergyman, the archbishop of Canterbury Sunday morning, who described the Duke of Edinburgh remarkable willingness to take the hand. He was dealt in life and straightforwardly to follow its call. Philip Ceremonial funeral next weekend will be televised with his body carried in a procession from Windsor Castle to send George's chapel in a modified Land Rover vehicle. He himself designed alongside a military gun salutes in line with government covert restrictions to 30. Mourners will end to the chapel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will not participate to alarm or the Duke's close family members to attend. For NPR news. I'm gonna marks in London.

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As Britain mourns Prince Philip, palace announced private funeral for April 17

Planet Money

00:50 sec | 4 d ago

As Britain mourns Prince Philip, palace announced private funeral for April 17

"Britain. Officials at Buckingham Palace say the funeral for Prince Philip will be held one week from today. Vicki Barker reports from London 41 Gun Death salute sounded out across the UK and at sea honoring the queen's husband of 73 years, hundreds of Mourners have continued to ignore please from the family to stay away, leaving flowers outside royal resin. Senses, including Windsor Castle, where Prince Phillip died. The palace has confirmed the funeral will take place at ST George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle. Next Saturday. It will be televised, but Covad restrictions mean there will be no public procession and attendance will be limited to 30, mostly close family grandson, Prince Harry among them

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Prince Philip's Death Marked With Gun Salutes Across the U.K.

Bloomberg Best

00:29 sec | 4 d ago

Prince Philip's Death Marked With Gun Salutes Across the U.K.

"Tributes and gun salutes. Lisa Taylor has more members of the public pay their respects by laying flowers outside Buckingham Palace and other royal residences. British armed forces fired a death gun salute at noon today in honor of the 99 year old prince, who died Friday. Members of the royal family have been paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Flags are flying at half staff across Britain. As condolences continue to pour in from world leaders, including President Biden. The Food and Drug Administration is highly

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Britain mourns the death of Prince Philip at 99

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:44 sec | 4 d ago

Britain mourns the death of Prince Philip at 99

"Pour out across the globe marking the death of Prince Philip across the UK gun salutes and moments of silence Has the nation mourns the death of Prince Philip. On Saturday, Prince Charles praised his father for 70 years of devoted service to the queen, the royal family, Britain and the Commonwealth because you could imagine My family. I miss my father. Enormously. He was a much loved appreciated figure. It was Prince Charles first public statement since his father married to Queen Elizabeth for more than seven decades. Died Friday at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace says the Duke of Edinburgh Ceremonial royal funeral is set for next Saturday. CBS is

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Honors Life of Prince Philip

News, Traffic and Weather

00:20 sec | 4 d ago

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Honors Life of Prince Philip

"Passing of Britain's Prince Philip being noted, especially in close Commonwealth countries like Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prince Philip will be remembered as a champion for young people, A decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth, the second Mrs

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Prince Philip Mourned At British Imports Shop In Plymouth, SE Of Boston

WBZ Afternoon News

01:13 min | 4 d ago

Prince Philip Mourned At British Imports Shop In Plymouth, SE Of Boston

"Britain's Queen Elizabeths husband. Prince Philip WBZ TV's Michael across, stopped by one Plymouths shop with a special connection to the British Royals at British imports of Plymouth. The passing of Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was the topic of discussion among customers. Thank you so much nicer. Thanks, Barney and the shops, owner Unity, McClane and then obviously all the Kings and Queens of England as I was going by the shop today, but I just have to stop in and said so sorry. He did live a very long and full life. But ah lot of excitement. McClane grew up in England and says her dad knew the prince. My dad used to play cricket on his cricket team. They were great friends and wonderful night together. McClane respected the princes, dedication. The country in appreciates how he was the Queen's sounding board for more than 70 years. He was about the only person who could turn around to say and say to her when she came up with an idea where you're talking about that's bloody stupid. Royal watchers say the queen will now most likely turn to her Children to consult as she continues. To leave the country. His funeral is scheduled

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Prince Charles: Royal Family 'Deeply Grateful' for World's Support

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 4 d ago

Prince Charles: Royal Family 'Deeply Grateful' for World's Support

"Britain's prince Charles has expressed his deep gratitude for the outpouring of support following the death of his father prince Philip as the nation mourned the loss of the much loved member of the royal family Buckingham Palace announced a royal ceremonial funeral will take place April seventeenth that wins the consul his son prince Charles said he was touched by the number of people around the world who have set the family's loss and sorrow was a was a very special person who I think above all else would've been amazed by the reaction the touching things have been said about the service will be slimmed down an entirely closed to the public Philip's grandson prince Harry will attend the service along with all the members of the royal family his wife the Duchess of Sussex who is pregnant has been advised by her doctor not to attend Karen Thomas London

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Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the UK

NEWS 88.7 Programming

00:22 sec | 4 d ago

Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the UK

"Britain's Prince Philip is being honored by gun salutes across the United Kingdom. Today, Tributes are pouring in from all over the world following the princes death on Friday. Flags have been lowered to half staff at Westminster Abbey, and people continue to lay flowers outside of Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip was married to Queen

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Prince Philip's death marked with gun salutes across the U.K.

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:17 sec | 4 d ago

Prince Philip's death marked with gun salutes across the U.K.

"Gun salutes across the UK and around the world are marking the death of Britain's Prince Philip. Today, Batteries of cannons in London and elsewhere fired 41 rounds at one minute intervals this morning to honor the husband of Queen Elizabeth. Military salutes have also happened in Australia and New

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Prince Philip honored by gun salutes across U.K.

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:22 sec | 5 d ago

Prince Philip honored by gun salutes across U.K.

"Are at half staff this morning across Britain for Prince Philip, who died yesterday at the age of 99 gun salute in honor of him is taking place at Edinburgh Castle Today. It consists of the 105th regiment, Royal Artillery, firing one round at the start of each minute for 40 minutes. Similar salutes are taking place in other locations, including

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Britain's Prince Philip Dies at Age 99

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:30 sec | 5 d ago

Britain's Prince Philip Dies at Age 99

"Is remembering the late Prince Philip Tired ministrations. Send our condolences to Her Majesty. Queen Elizabeth, the second Loss of Prince Philip. He was a heck of a guy. Husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth has died at the age of 99 police nationwide are on alert for possible far right. White lives matter Marches this weekend, reports say white supremacist rallies are being talked about and planned online for Sunday in cities that include New York, Fort Worth, Texas and Chicago. In

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Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:22 min | 5 d ago

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99

"Philip the irascible and tough-minded of queen elizabeth the second who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife. In a role the both defined constricted his life has died. Buckingham palace said on friday. He was nine thousand nine. His life spanned nearly a century of european history. Starting with his birth as a member of the greek royal family and ending as britain's longest serving consort during a turbulent reign in which the thousand year old monarchy was forced to reinvent itself for the twenty first century he was known for his occasionally deeply offensive remarks and for gamely fulfilling more than twenty thousand royal engagements to boost british interests at home and abroad. He headed hundreds of charities founded programs that helped british schoolchildren participate in challenging outdoor adventures and played a prominent part in raising his four children including his eldest son prince. charles the heir to the throne. Philip spent a month in the hospital earlier this year before being released on march sixteen is with deep sorrow that her majesty. The queen has announced the death of her beloved and his royal highness. The prince philip duke of edinburgh. The palace said his royal highness passed away peacefully this morning at windsor castle.

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Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

1A

01:36 min | 5 d ago

Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, dies at 99

"Years old, and he was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years. Robert what's been the reaction in the UK? Well, it's fair to say that, you know, it's obviously huge news both in Britain on across the Commonwealth, not shocking because, of course, Prince Philip did. You could have been brothers 99, perhaps not even tragic, because he'd had such an active a life. But certainly this is in Britain today. A somber national occasion. He died at the age of 99 just a few months short of his 100th birthday at Windsor Castle. Come on. Now, there is this debate about the funeral, which will be problematic because of course, as we've just been discussing with covert restrictions, Crowds cannot gather on. According to the Duke's wishes. It won't be a state funeral, but it will be a funeral at Windsor Castle with it with a military procession. I think overwhelmingly the reaction in Britain as it plays out. Will be a deep empathy with the queen. Many people in Britain observing that she went out end her monarchy like Queen Victoria is that widowed queen on people very touched by how she paid that tribute to her husband to Prince Phillip, describing him as her strength and her stay. So I think overwhelming in Britain, it's a moment of reflection of remarkable marriage, a remarkable life. Other Duke but also deep empathy of for the Queen herself. She injures the difficult days ahead, and I think there's one other point I would make, which is people just fascinated with this extraordinary

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:03 min | 5 d ago

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

"To the death of Britain's Prince Philip, who died just months away from his 1/100 birthday. CBS news correspondent Ian Lee has more from Windsor, England. It was the longest royal consort in British history and was that Elizabeth side for more than seven decades. Historians say the prince will be remembered for both his charm and at times controversial comments. It was will be the most good looking royal in history, but at the same time he had his opinions. He Knew what he was thinking. He was never easily swayed so she could depend on him in a way that no one else could. People are already laying flowers here at Windsor Castle. This is where Prince Philip spent much of the pandemic with the Queen. And officials say because of covert restrictions. Prince Willem of Prince Philip will not have a state funeral. Nor will he lie in state for the public to pay respects before his funeral at ST George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Some troubling news this afternoon. As

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Dublin walk part to that begins. Just one bridge away from here on the o'connell bridge. The o'connell bridge is downstream towards the skyscrapers. If you're ready for part to just continue across hey penny bridge to the north bank. Turn right and walk to the o'connell bridge along the wooden riverside millennial walkway but right now our tours over think of it. We've gone from a pleasant park to this pleasant bridge over the river. We've walked grafton street and dipped into the college. We've seen churches and castles and government buildings. We've seen churches and castles and government buildings and pubs and clubs and pubs lisa. How about we finish off this walk with a fine ponta. Guinness sounds great as the irish liked to say. May you always have a clean shirt a clear conscience and enough choline in your pocket to buy a point cheers slow. We hope you've enjoyed our dublin. Walk part one. Thanks to pat. O'connor and jeanne openshaw co-authors of this tour to see more of dublin. Checkout our companion tour dublin. Walk part to this. Tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves ireland guidebook co authored with pat o'connor for more details on eating sleeping end sightseeing a dublin and ireland refer to the latest edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear visit our website at rick. Steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio production thanks cheers and happy travels..

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Road called fishemblem street. Viking dublin from fish amble street to the river from the church. Walk about ten yards down fish. Amble street staying on the left side of the street find the concrete flowerbed inscribed with the words dublin city council. Now look down.

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:18 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"The bank of ireland the former parliament house though today. It's the bank. This building stands as a symbol of the long fight for irish self rule. It was here in the seventeen. Hundreds irish men like henri gratin previously spoke out against their british overlords appropriately at the top of the building sits a statue of lady ireland extending the olive branch of peace. Let's go inside the bank to see a remnant of its days as parliament house. It's free and open during banking hours. So start making your way there across the street once on the other side follow signs to the tourist entrance. It's slightly to the right of lady ireland as you go. Let rick set the scene. The fight for irish independence took many many generations. As far back as the twelfth century ireland was dominated by the english. English nobles ruled vast plantations with the poor irish farmers as their virtual serfs. Ireland was split between the natives mostly catholic and gaelic speaking and their protestant english speaking landowners. Occasionally the feisty. Irish would rise up in rebellion but time and time again. The revolts were brutally crushed when you reach the parliament house entrance. Go inside make your way into the main site inside the irish house of lords chamber. Dublin was always right in the thick of ireland's fight for independence on the one hand. Dublin was the center of the english protestant presence on the other as ireland's biggest and most educated city. This is where common irish identity was born and it was here at parliament. House that the struggle for independence switched from the battlefield to the political arena. By now you should be inside. Parliament house in the big house of lords chamber browse around the displays. Well rick tells us more. The room is decorated much as it looked back in the seventeen. Hundreds there are tapestries on the walls and a fireplace carved with irish oak. The apps like area at the end is where the speaker presided on. Display is a huge silver ceremonial mace. This was what the sergeant-at-arms wielded when he called the chamber to order it was a symbol of the ever. Present oversight of the british monarch the bust on display here of british kings and admirals also proclaimed british authority in this building brave politicians rose up to denounce the british king and advocate for self rule. Well to be fair. Most of the rabble-rousing took place down the hall. The house of commons chamber here in the house of lords things were more pro english crew. Most of the lord's were rich. Protestant leaps who leaned british. The tapestries here attest to that. They depict british victories over irish rebels in the tapestry on the right wall. British forces gathered lay siege to the irish town of dairy or as the brits insisted on calling it londonderry the british took the town routing this rebel stronghold the tapestry on the left wall shows what came next it depict the british king william of orange riding in to finish the rebels off. This was at the landmark battle of the boyne. Just a few miles from here. But despite those defeats on the battlefield there was a gathering. hope that the parliamentarians who met here could convince the british to grant ireland independence peacefully our old friend. Henry rotten famously said i found ireland. Her knees i watched over her. I traced her progress from arms to liberty. Ireland is now a nation. It looked like independence was just around the corner. That's when the british co opted the rebellion. Exactly they convinced the irish parliament mostly through bribes to sign the landmark act of union of eighteen hundred on the one hand that legislation granted ireland nation status on the other it became part of the larger united kingdom so the irish parliament moved from dublin. To london to become part of the british the movement for true irish independence got tabled and here in dublin. Parliament house was left empty. Which is why it's a bank today. Let's move on while. Rick tells us the rest of the story. Start making your way back out to the street with parliament gone. This impressive building was handed over to the bank of ireland. A conservative institution aligned with britain's corporate interests. The house of commons was converted into offices and the irish freedom movement went into hibernation. Nevertheless this building remain potent symbol of irish self government. It would inspire the next generation of brave souls that would soon rise up and demand change. That sounds like a teaser. But we'll have to save that story for our next tour dublin city. Walk part two.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"The garden of remembrance feel free to just stroll around the park and enjoy its solemn atmosphere and the many layers of its powerful symbolism. This garden of remembrance remembers all the people who gave their lives for irish freedom. Think of all the failed irish rebellions seventeen ninety eight eighteen o three eighteen forty eight eighteen sixty seven plus all those politicians who lobbied for peaceful change daniel. O'connell william o'brien james larkin patrick pierce charles. Par now and so many more. This park was dedicated in nineteen. Sixty six the fiftieth anniversary of the nineteen sixteen easter rising and it was built on the exact spot where that easter rising's leaders were hell before being transferred to kilmainham gaol and their execution. The parks symbolism goes. Even deeper. the long pool is in the shape of a cross. Recognising ireland's christian heritage the mosaic on the bottom of the pool go back even farther to ireland's ancient celtic roots. The wave patterns make the pond looked like one of ireland's timeless rivers other mosaics depict old celtic swords and shields. These are symbolic of ireland's proud fighting heritage. They also represent how those early irish warriors eventually proclaimed peace with their ritual of throwing their weapons into a river. Modern ireland has made a point of embracing. Its celtic heritage. The gaelic language traditional legends have been revived and nineteen thirty seven. The irish people even adopted a new name for their country from the old celtic language. They called it era. Now check out the bronze statue. At the end of the pool up the stairs the statue depicts four siblings representing the people of ireland. They look like they're twisting and agony. They're in the midst of the painful process of transforming from ordinary mortals to beautiful swans. It refers to that line from the yeats poem about the nineteen sixteen easter rising out despite the violence of revolution. Something good comes from it. A terrible beauty is born on the wall. Nearby is another palm. It begins in the darkness of despair. We saw a vision. We let the light of hope and the poem ends. The vision became a reality. Winter became summer bondage. Became freedom and this we left you as your inheritance. Oh generations of freedom remember us the generations of division one of modern ireland's most stirring moments occurred here in twenty eleven when queen elizabeth. The second came to ireland. She laid a wreath at the statue and bowed her head in silence. It was a remarkable show of respect for the irish rebels rebels who had fought and died trying to gain freedom from her own united kingdom. This was a hugely cathartic moment for both nations. Thanks to ireland's rebels and thanks to its visionaries. Many of whom we met on this walk. Today's independent ireland was born though the irish nation still has its struggles. It's now going about them in a more peaceful way. Let's finish our walk. Pondering the flag of ireland that flies overhead the symbolism is telling green for catholics orange for protestants and white for the hope that they can all live together in peace. We hope you've enjoyed our dublin. Walk part to thanks to the co authors at this tour pat o'connor and jeanne openshaw to see more of dublin check out our companion tour dublin. Walk part one. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves ireland guidebook co-authored with pat o'connor for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing and dublin and ireland referred to the latest edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and information about our tv shows. Bus tours and travel air visit our website. At rick steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks cheers and happy travels..

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Walking to mention house keep walking down the busy street that borders saint stephen's green. We're going about one hundred yards to the first corner. Notice that the street has a tramline. That's proved to be a very popular way to get around in this increasingly urban environment. Dublin is far and away. Ireland's biggest city. As i mentioned there are five hundred and fifty thousand people in the core and nearly two million in the greater metropolitan area among ireland cities court on the south coast is a distant second with a mirror. Hundred twenty five thousand. Dublin really took off back in nineteen seventy three. That's when ireland joined the european community the precursor to the eu. Dublin became the engine driving the so-called celtic tiger boom years around the turn of the millennium. That's when many american corporations located here for tax purposes today dublin ireland's silicon valley or silicon bog as they call it. It's the european base for big tech companies like apple facebook microsoft and google. When you reach the i intersection. Turn left on dawson street. On dust and street you get a sense of how nicely modern dublin dovetails with traditional irish ways. for instance. look on the left at number twenty five. It's pub a very skinny pub sometimes called the tiniest pub in dublin. As we'll see on this walk this is just one of many pubs in dublin offering a slice of traditional intimacy in an increasingly urban landscape. And just a few steps further up at number twenty. Seven is the celtic whiskey shop. Yes in recent years. Ireland has become a huge provider of whiskey to the world. Exporting even more than scotland to find out why and maybe score a free sample in or a better plan is. Let's keep going ahead on. Your right is a big old white building. Let's stop and check it out from this side of the street. This is called mansion house. It was built in seventeen ten and even today two centuries later it still the official residence of dublin's mayor these days. The position of lord mayor is mostly ceremonial. It's another reminder of how gracefully older traditions continue in this. Modern city mentioned house is a classic example of what's called the georgian style. It has a triangular peppermint over the entrance giving it a classic greek temple. Look there's a balustrade across the roof in another at the base the windows and doors give the facade perfectly symmetrical look. This is just the first of many georgian style buildings will see on our walk. George was the prevailing style. During dublin's golden age in the seventeen. Hundreds mentioned house also played a key role in ireland's modern struggle for independence after that nineteen sixteen easter rising. This was where a rogue irish parliament met in defiance of british rule. Kind of like. When america's continental congress signed the declaration of independence at independence hall in philadelphia. Yes that act of defiance was what kicked off the irish war of independence in nineteen nineteen that eventually made ireland free of british rule. Let's move on. Keep walking up dawson street and other half block to the big gray church of saint ann's on the right. Dublin has always been a breeding ground for new ideas. it's produced some of the greatest writers and thinkers in the english language. There's oscar wilde playwright and bram stoker wrote dracula. That's an oddly. Specific pair of names to single out. That's because of the church of saint hans. Oscar wilde was baptized here. And it's where bram stoker got married And one more random fact bram oscar were good friends and bram married the same woman that oscar had once dated small world in dublin. At the church turn left onto an street. South keep walking straight for two blocks and street has a pleasant row of small shops boutiques and restaurants. This kind of small-scale. Energetic commerce is typical of ireland shopowners are helpful and service comes wrapped in a small town. Smile ireland's workforces is young and well educated. In fact about thirty five percent of the population is under twenty. Five years old. They feel jobs in high tech pharmaceuticals and many opt for small enterprises. Like these and after work is done. Where does everyone go the pub ahead on the right. You're approaching the neighborhood's watering hole. John key host. Let's pause here for a second. There's nothing particularly special about this pub but like so many other pubs in dublin. It's much older and more atmospheric than almost anything you'd find in the states. This place has been serving the neighborhood at this location for more than a century. Pubs are basic part of the irish social scene. And whether you're a teetotaler or a beer guzzler they should be part of your travel here. The word hub is short for public house. It's like an extended living room smart. Travelers use pubs to eat. Drink watch the latest sporting events and make new friends and as a wise irishman once said it never rains in a pub and does another wise irishman said in a pub. Your visitor on the first night and a regular on the next since two thousand four all pubs in ireland are non smoking here at key. Hose may see customers spilling into the street with their cigarettes and beloved pints in hand. Technically it's illegal to drink on the street but because it's so common it's rarely enforced. Let's keep going down and street past the pub. The irish take great pride in their beer. The average irishman spend about five dollars a day on alcohol. If you ask for a pint in dublin you'll get a guinness. That's the dark brown stout style beer. That was born right here in dublin. It's still brewed here. About a mile to the west while loyal dubliners like their guinness ireland's other stout murphy's is the local favourite in the south. You'll have to try them both to pick your favorite twist. My arm neighborhood pubs are like landmarks in the dublin landscape instead of telling someone. Hey meet me on ams street. you're more likely be here. Meet me at key. Hose by now. You should be reaching the intersection with grafton street where we'll be turning right but i stop when you reach the intersection and enjoy the scene. Rick and i will take you from there on the next track. Grafton street thin lizzy beauties cafe and saint theresa's church. Just stand here in this pleasant pedestrianised street and appreciate where you are. Grafton street is a constant parade of shoppers. Tourists businessmen moms with strollers all enjoying a walk down this row of shops grafton street most desirable retail address it's home to both glitzy. International stores and trendy one of a kind irish boutiques bustling atmosphere. Here is a testament to how once quaint dublin has now gone global. We'll stroll the boulevard in a moment but first let's check.

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"britain" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"britain" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

06:51 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"The peppermint sculptures these statues were originally nestled nicely in the triangular peppermint above the columns at the parthenon's main or east entrance. They depict the legendary moment when the city of athens was born. The greek gods are lounging around gathered at an olympian banquet. Suddenly there's a stir of activity. He the cup pair of the gods has something amazing. she's the tallest surviving statute near the centre frightened. She runs to tell the others address whipping behind her startled meter just to the left turns toward he. What's the big news. It's the miraculous birth of athena. According to legend. Zeus had his head split open allowing athena. That got us of wisdom to rise from his brain fully grown and fully-armed inaugurating the golden age of athens. Unfortunately that key scene is missing. It's the empty space in the middle at the peak of the triangle. The only one who hasn't lost his head is laid back dyonisis. He's a cool guy further left. He just raises another glass of wine to his lips over on the right aphrodite. The goddess of love leans back into her mother's lap too busy admiring her own beautiful bare shoulder to even notice the hubbub. A chess set horse's head screams. These people are nuts. Let me out of here to this. Exciting scene came with a message. Justice wise athena rose above lesser gods. Who were scared. Drunk or vein. So her city athens rise above her lesser rivals this is amazing workmanship compared dyonisis with his natural relaxed reclining pose to all those stiff egyptian statues. We saw standing eternally attention. Appreciate the folds of the clothes and the female figures especially aphrodite. He's clinging rumpled robe. Some sculptors would. I build a nude model of their figure. Put real close on it instead. Steady how the cloth hung down before actually sculpting and marble others found inspiration at the tavern on wet. Toga night wonder behind. The statues originally sat forty feet above the ground the backs of the statues which were never intended to be seen are almost as detailed as the fronts even without their heads these statues with their detailed anatomy and expressive poses speak volumes. The met appease are the square panels on the walls to either side. Start on the right wall with three panels of men. Fighting centaurs lisa. Why do you think the elgin. Marbles are so treasured. Well it's been said that. The british of the nineteenth century the most powerful nation on earth saw themselves as the successors of those empires of old. Maybe these rocks made them stop and wonder will. Our great civilization also turned to rubble. The med appease the battle of lake paths and centaurs the met appease once decorated the gaps between the cross beams above the parthenon's columns. Here's the scene. The humans have invited. Some centaurs barbarian half man half horse creatures to a wedding. Feast all goes well until the british centaurs. The original party animals get too drunk and try to carry off the women. A brawl breaks out the panel in the middle number thirty one shows a centaur grabbing a man by the throat while the men pulls his hair remember. The greeks prided themselves on creating order out of chaos within just a few generations. They went from nomadic barbarism to the pinnacle of early western civilization. These meta ps tell the symbolic story of this struggle between the forces of human civilization and animal like barbarism now cross to the opposite wall and see how it all turned out in panel number. Twenty eight the centaurs start to the upper hand as one rears back in prepares to trample a helpless man. The leopard skin draped over the centaurs arm roars at taunt the humans lose face actually literally to the left in number twenty seven. The humans finally rally and drive off the centaurs. A centaur tries to run but the men grabs him by the neck and raises his right hand in sword now missing to run him through notice. How the full in the man's cloak set off his smooth skin emphasizing. His graceful figure. The centaurs have been defeated and humanity triumphs in fact these reliefs represent a turning point for global humanity around the year five hundred e c when this art was made bold. New ideas were exploding simultaneously. All around the world socrates in greece confucius in china buddha in india these thinkers and others were independently discovering a non material unseen order in nature. They talked of a rational mind or soul and saw humans as separate from nature and different from the other animals. In the greek golden age civilization finally triumphed over barbarism. Rational thought over animal urges and order over chaos. And you've now conquered the british museum. We hope you've enjoyed. We've seen the legacy of three great civilizations egyptian art that seems built for eternity the fierce lions of assyrian civilization and that beautiful balance of golden age greece. If you have time and energy there's much much more to the british museum and if you're doing more sightseeing in london. We also have audio tours for westminster. The city saint paul's and the british library remember. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves london guidebook co-authored with jeanne openshaw for more details on eating sleeping and seeing london referred to this year's edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and podcasts and for information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear visit our website. At rick steves dot com. Thanks to jeanne openshaw. The co author of this tour. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks for joining me tears and goodbye for now..

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:40 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"And idealized youth and a wine cooler the greeks other gods in human form and human beings were god-like with his perfectly round head symmetric kopecks and naval right in the center. This young man exemplifies the divine orderliness of the universe statues like this. We're simply called kouros or boy as the features were idealized. No one in particular. Just an idealized body. The ideal man was geometrically perfect. A balance of opposites the golden mean in statue that meant finding the right balance between movement and stillness between realistic human anatomy with human flaws and the perfection of a greek. God this kouros is still a bit uptight stiff as the rock from which he's carved contrast this statue with another work in the room a few steps further along about two thirds of the way down on the left is a glass case containing a vase. The vase painted in red on black. The label reads wine cooler or sixer signed by jurists. The painter four ninety bc. This clay vase was designed to float in a bowl of cooling water. It shows sater's at a symposium or drinking party these half man half animal creatures notice. Their tails had a reputation for lewd behavior. They reminded the balanced and moderate greeks of their rude roots. The reveling figures on this wine. Cooler are more realistic. More three dimensional and suggest more natural movements than even the literally three dimensional but quite stiff kurose we just saw and speaking of stiff notice how the greeks are beginning to conquer the natural world and art creating realistic figures that seemed to move like real humans. The art like life is more inbalance and speaking of balance. If that's greek sobriety test party on exit room. Fifteen at the far end pass through the next small room and continue into room. Seventeen grab bench. Sit facing the greek temple at the far end to be more accurate. That temple is actually at temple shaped tomb..

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

06:17 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Two winged bulls. From course bad the palace of sargon. These marble bowls guarded the entrance to the city of shar aquin. Which means sorry guns phil. This was a new capital near niniveh and the modern city of mozell it boasted vast palaces built by sargon the second around seven hundred bc. The thirty ton bulls were cut from a single block tipped on their sides then dragged to their place by. Pow's in modern times when the british transport those statues here. They had to cut him in half. You can see the horizontal cracks through the bulls. Chests sargon gained his reputation as fierce general by subduing the israelites after a three year. Siege of jerusalem. The bible tells us that when the israelite king refused to pay the annual tribute sargon invaded and ethnically cleansed the area. He deported many as relates to assyria thus inspiring legends of the lost ten tribes. These winged bulls also celebrate another of sargon. The seconds triumphs over the rebellious babylonians. The south in seven ten. Be sargon marched victorious through the streets of babylon the predecessor to the capital. We now call modern baghdad. Sneak between these bowls in veer right into room ten there. You'll find more relief panels showing preparations for a big hunt. Took a royal lion hunts from the palace of asher bonnie paul lion hunting was as serious sport of cans on the right wall are horses on the left. You'll find hunting dogs and next to them. Lions resting peacefully in a garden. They're unaware that. Shortly they'll be rousted stampeded and slaughtered lions lived in mesopotamia up until modern times. And it was the king's duty to keep the lion population down to protect farmers and herdsmen. This duty became a sport with stage. Tons and zoo-bred lions and lion. Hunting was a political statement enabling that kings of men to prove their power by taking on the king of beasts. Continue ahead into the larger lion hunt room reading the panels like a comic strip. Start on the right and stroll counterclockwise. They released the lions from their cages. Then soldiers on horseback. Heard them into an enclosed arena. The king eager to show his stuff has them cornered. Let slaughter begin. The chariot carries king usher bonnie. Paul the great grandson of sargon. The second by the way don't confuse asher. Bunny paul with esher naser paul. The second he ruled two hundred years earlier. The king leaves half a dozen deadlines his wake then moves on. Meanwhile spearman hold off more lions attacking from the rear at about the middle of the long wall. The panel show lions fleeing from the hunters cornered by hounds shot through with arrows and weighed down by fatigue. They began to fall. The lead line carries on even while vomiting blood. This low point syrian cruelty is perhaps the high point of their artistic achievement. It's a curious coincidence. That civilizations often produced their greatest art in their declining years On the wall opposite vomiting line is a panel known as the dying lantis. The lioness roars in pain and frustration. She tries to run but her body is too heavy her muscular hind legs once the source of her power are now paralyzed like these brave lions serious. Once great warrior nation was eventually slann. Usher bonnie paul. The last of a serious great kings reigned for fifty years but shortly after his death a syria was conquered and in six twelve bbc their capital. It was sacked and looted by their neighbors to the south babylon. They left us these lion hunt panels with their mood of tragedy and proud struggle in a hopeless cause. They are some of the most beautiful of human creations. Our next stop is ancient greece in room. Thirteen if your legs feel like the dying lioness and you need a break. There's a cafe just ahead the directions that follow are a bit tricky so you might want to just get out your map and find room thirteen in the greek section to get to the greek collection exit. The lion hunt room at the far end. You'll spill out back in the nimrod gallery from their turn right and make your way back to the huge winged lions. The ones we saw at the start of the assyrian exhibit exit assyria between the winged lions and make a u turn to the right. That'll take you into room eleven. You'll walk past. Glass cases of small figurines these prehistoric greek barbie and ken dolls date from the socratic period. That's from about twenty five hundred. Bc continue into room twelve. The hungry can go straight to the gallery cafe from here. Turn right into room thirteen. It's filled with greek vases. In.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

03:48 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"The crypt whether you've climbed the dome not by now. You should be downstairs in the church. Basement called the crypt start. By finding the tomb of lord nelson there may be signs directing you to his tomb. There are many famous people buried in the crypt. The most honored place is granted to lord nelson. He's directly below the dome his tomb is a big black on a pedestal topped with a red crowned. It stands in a round alcove. The tomb is labeled horatio viscount nelson. It remembers the man who wore down napoleon at trafalgar. Now look around and find another large tomb nearby. A big blackstone coffin stroll up to the coffin. This is the tomb of the duke of wellington if nelson wore napoleon down at sea. Wellington finished him off at waterloo. Keep going past. Wellington as you walk up the central axis of the crypt. Continue straight passing through a chapel area. As you walk ponder the fact that saint paul's has held elaborate funerals for three men who helped save britain from grave danger nelson wellington and churchill. The bodies of all three were paraded to saint paul's in the same funeral wagon. When you reach the far end of the chapel. Turn right then keep going until you run. Directly into our final stop. The grave of christopher wren rennes grave is not so obvious. Since there's no statue in it's barely marked so when you reach the wall of the crypt. I look for a large block of stone on the ground. This is a hunk of rough portland stone. Leftover from the church's construction. Look closely on the block on the left end there. You'll find scratched into the rock wren. Brand that he used to mark his owns a triangle. Now find rennes gravestone. It's next to the big block rennes grave. Marker is nothing but a simple black slab. Read the inscription here. Lyeth christopher wren. The builder of this cathedral saint paul's contains graves and memorials of many famous. Brits they're all located on your free visitors map. Most of these graves are far more elaborate than the grave of christopher wren. The men who built saint paul's three but remember if you seek his monument look around you. We hope you've enjoyed your walk through. Saint paul's thanks to jeanne openshaw. The co author this tour. You're up for more london sightseeing. We have audio guides for the city. The british museum the westminster walk and the british library. Remember this tour was excerpted from the rick steves london guidebook co authored with john openshaw for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing in london. Preferred to this year's edition that guidebook for more free audio tours and podcasts and for information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear visit our website at rick dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions thanks cheers and thank god. I've done my duty by for no..

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

02:24 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"The golden gallery or top of the dome view of london at the top you emerge to stunning unobstructed views of the city. Start by looking west. Where you see the london i ferris wheel and big bam realize that in shakespeare's day that area was a separate city called westminster while saint paul's marked the heart of london. Proper next look south. Make your way around the crowded kupa to where you can look across the river thames. There you'll see the rectangle or stack of the tate modern art gallery with shakespeare's round globe theatre nestled nearby. The thames starts its journey about two hundred miles west of here and spills out into the sea about twenty miles to the east now. Continue around to the east side of the cupola. Find the blacktop. Skyscraper named tower forty two standing six hundred feet tall nearby. Is the bullet shaped building called thirty. Saint mary axe. It's nicknamed the erkin or pickle just to the right of that. Is the building nicknamed the cheese grater and further. Right is though walkie talkie looking further into the distance is the teaming fast growing expanse of london's east end and the docklands the cluster of skyscrapers in the distance marks. Canary wharf london's new manhattan. Just north of that is the area developed for the two thousand twelve olympic games with the stadium swimming pool and olympic village demographers speculate that the rapidly growing east end may eventually replace the west end in the city as the center of london. So as you look to the east here also gazing into london's future.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:36 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Number ten downing street britain's version of the white house where the prime minister and his family live is at number ten downing street. It's the black brick building. Three hundred feet down the blocked off street on the right hand side. It's not at all obvious. Since number ten has a pretty nondescript entrance but the black door marked number ten is a highly symbolic point of power popular for photo ops to mark historic occasions. This is where suffragettes protested in the early twentieth century where neville chamberlain showed off his regrettable. Peace treaty with hitler and where winston churchill made the famous v for victory sign. This is where newly elected prime ministers celebrate victories. And where they pose with visiting american presidents to show solidarity between the close allies number ten looks modest but the entryway does open up into fairly impressive. Digs it houses. The prime minister's offices downstairs his residence upstairs and two large formal dining rooms. The prime minister's staff has their offices here and the cabinet meets here on tuesday mornings. This is where foreign dignitaries come for. Official government dinners where the prime minister receives honored school kids and victoria soccer teams and where he gives his monthly addresses to the nation. Next door at number eleven. The chancellor of the exchequer or finance minister lives with his family and at number twelve. You'd find the prime minister's press office. This has been the traditional home of the prime minister since the position was created in the early eighteenth century but even before that the neighborhood if not the building itself was a center of power. Edward the confessor henry. The eighth both had palaces here. The facade is frankly pretty cheap. It was first built in the sixteen eighty s as part of a class cul-de-sac of homes by american born george downing. When the first prime minister moved in the humble interior was combined with a mansion in the back during a major upgrade in the nineteen fifties they discovered that the facades black bricks were actually yellow but they'd been stained by decades of industrial age. Set to keep with tradition. They now paint the bricks black the prime minister. Britain's chief executive is not elected directly by voters rather he assumes power as the head of the party that wins a majority in the parliamentary elections justice. The american political landscape is dominated by two major parties. Britain has the labor party and the conservatives or tories focus for a second on the security measures here at downing street. The police the fence the yellow and black road barrier in the middle of the street. The guarded metal gates were installed in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine to protect against irish terrorists. Even so number ten was hit and partly damaged nineteen ninety-one by an irish republican army mortar. It was launched from a nearby van these days. There's typically not much to see unless at vip happens to drive up. then the bobby's snapped to and check credentials. The gates open. The car is inspected for bombs. The traffic barrier midway down the street drops the car drives in. And the bobby's go back to mugging for the tourists are next stop. Is the banqueting house located about two hundred yards farther up whitehall. Continue up whitehall staying on the left side of the street and let rick point out a few other sites as he stole i. There's a black slab monument just ahead in the middle of whitehall. The empty uniforms draped downsides are meant to honor the women who fought and died in world war two. The huge building across whitehall from downing street is the ministry of defence or emo od this bleak place. The british pentagon as it were looks like a ministry of defence should infront are statues of less. Driest defenders of britain including field marshal bernard montgomery of world war two monte as he's known commanded an army of tanks that beat the nazis in north africa. He defeated erwin rommel the notorious desert fox at the battle of el alamein. This victory gave the allies at jumping off point to retake europe along with churchill. Monte breathed confidence back into a demoralized british army persuading them that they could ultimately defeat. Hitler as you walk along you may be enjoying the shade of london's plane trees. These trees do well in polluted london. It's in their design. Routes that work well in clay waxy leaves that self clean in the rain and bark that sheds and regenerate so the pollution does get into their vascular systems. Up ahead is the equestrian statue of field marshal haig. We mentioned him earlier. He was the commander at that bloody battle of the psalm. A military magazine recently voted him world. War ones worst. General when you reach the equestrian statue. You'll be flanked by the government offices of wales and scotland to countries that are part of the united kingdom. Just past the equestrian statue. Look across to the other side of whitehall to our next. Stop the banqueting house. It's a classy looking two story building decorated with greek half columns big windows and topped with a ballast rod. Stand here and admire.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

07:21 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Statue of mother and child by henry more with this statue. Britain's greatest modern sculptor. Henry moore rendered a traditional subject in an abstract minimalist way. This statue of mary holding baby. Jesus in her lap was fired. By the sight of british moms nursing babies in world war two bomb shelters more intended the viewer to touch and interact with the go ahead. It's okay this statue is a reminder that saint paul's is the place of remembrance for the many victims of britain's wars. The church took on special significance in world war. Two when it survived the massive bombing raids of the blitz and the battle of britain. There's no better place to appreciate that. Then the area behind the main altar dubbed the american memorial chapel continue to the altar at the far end of the church the area behind it has three bright and modern stained glass windows the american memorial chapel as you admire the beautiful stained glass windows realized that they look medieval. they're actually modern. chapel had to be rebuilt after the war and this holy spot is dedicated to the heroes of world war two. Let's pick up the story in nineteen forty and nineteen forty one. Nazi planes firebombed helpless london. The church took two direct hits. One bomb collapsed the north transept. The other fell right here. Crumbling the altar shattering the stained glass and leaving this area in ruins the but while the surrounding neighborhood was absolutely flattened. Saint paul survived surprisingly intact giving hope to the citizens on december twenty nine nineteen forty. Twenty eight bombs fell on the church. Some swear the bombs bounced right off rennes dome. Almost miraculously others credit. The heroic work of local firefighters who stood guard with hoses at the ready. When saint paul's was repaired after the war. This special spot near the altar was set aside to honor the americans who sacrificed their lives to save britain in world war. Two britain is forever grateful to the inks and remembers them religiously with the roll of honour. You'll find it right behind the altar this five hundred page book under glass list. The names of twenty eight thousand. Us servicemen and women based in britain. Who gave their lives during the war when the three stained glass windows were rebuilt after the war they were fitted with some unusual iconography american spot. The american eagle you'll find it in the center window of the three look close in the center window. I find the figure of christ. The eagle is to the left of christ got it now find george washington. He's in the right window of the three. Look way up near the top of that right window in the upper right. Hand corner there. He is america's founding father by george. I think i've got it. In fact scattered throughout the windows are the symbols of all fifty states. You can find those on your own but for now turn your attention away from the windows and down to the carved wood paneling beneath the windows. Focus on the farthest right part of the paneling. There among the carvings are birds and foliage to the us. Now get real close close in the far right. Look through the carved leaves to where you can see the trunk of that tree. Now look below the bird. You'll see that the trunk is actually a us. Rocketship circa nineteen fifty eight shooting up to the stars. The british artist honored one of america's greatest triumphs now step back and so can the solemn atmosphere of this entire chapel as you look at the windows examined the role of honor and admire the view of the mosaic ceiling. Nave think about what. London went through during the war in the early days of world war two. The powerful nazi army quickly overran all of continental europe. Britain hunkered down waiting to be invaded. Hitler launched a series of air raids on civilian london itself known as the blitz all through the fall winter and spring of nineteen forty and forty one including fifty seven consecutive nights the liftoff a pummeled. The defenseless london. The bombs killed twenty thousand leveled half the city mostly from saint paul's eastward residents took refuge. Deepen the tube stations from his whitehall bunker prime minister winston churchill made radio broadcasts exhorting his people to give it their all. We shall fight on the beaches vowed we shall fight in the fields and we shall fight in the streets. We shall never surrender. Britain fought back and when the united states entered the fight that pendulum shifted. Churchill would say that even if the british empire lasted a thousand years. Britain's would look back and say this was their finest hour after the war. Saint paul's was the place where britain did look back in nineteen sixty five. They gathered here for churchill's state funeral in a bittersweet remembrance of their nation's finest hour continue around the altar and head back toward the entrance now. We'll see memorials to other great brits. Some of them warriors and some warriors of the spirit like the man honored just ahead on the left wall of the aisle is a statue a white statue standing in a black niche of a man wrapped in a burial shroud John done this statue of the great poet is one of the oldest things in the church. Having survived the great fire of sixteen sixty six john dunn who lived from fifteen seventy three to sixteen thirty one served as the dean or director of saint paul's. He gained a reputation as passionate preacher for his service. He was honored with this statue showing done in his burial shroud. Imagine hearing preacher done delivering a funeral sermon. Here with the huge church bell. Tolling in the background. No man is an island. He wrote any man's death diminishes me. Because i am involved in mankind therefore never wonder for whom the bell tolls it tolls for the and also for dozens of people who lie buried beneath your feet in the crypt. Where you'll end your tour but for now continue on. Keep walking down the aisle back towards the dome when you reach the dome veer left into the south transept. Once they're find the large white statue of lord nelson he standing atop.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:29 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Ginger au a typical adoption grave containing a naturally preserved body. This man died five thousand four hundred years ago. that's a thousand years before the first pyramid. His people buried in the fetal position where he could sleep for eternity. The hot sand naturally dehydrated and protected his body buried with him are a few of his possessions bulls beads and next to his arm. A flint blade. His grave was covered with stones named ginger by scientists for his wisps of red hair. This man from a distant time seems very human. We'll continue our tour downstairs near the rosetta stone. Backtrack to room sixty one and start heading back down the same stairs we came up. You'll spill out in the egyptian gallery just past the rosetta stone. You'll find a huge head. He's facing away from you with a hat shaped like a bowling pin. If you'd like some traveling music while you walk like an egyptian in yin yang yang yang yang yang in. Yeah no you don't have to listen to that. Here's a selection of music heard egypt today featuring a kind of hammered dulcimer called the sun tour. Otherwise you can pause the audio guide now and we'll meet again downstairs where you can start the next track at the red granite head near the rosetta stone.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

05:07 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"Parliament square. You're standing at ground zero britain's political life ever since medieval times. The square itself is a non site except as a stage for demonstrators. Who gather here to attract tv cameras. This square is the heart of what was once a suburb of london. The medieval city of westminster like buda and pest later budapest. London is to cities that grew into one in roman and medieval times. The city was centered near saint paul's cathedral. That was the place where people lived but in the eleventh century king edward the confessor moved his court the political power here. He built a palace and a church or minster here. In the west creating the city of westminster the sandstone colored houses of parliament. Sit atop the remains of the original palace of westminster over time. The palace evolved into a meeting place for debating public policy a parliament to this day. The houses of parliament are known to brits as the palace of westminster the main entrance is located midway down the long building if parliament is in session. The entrance is lined with tourists and staked out by camera crews interviewing members of parliament for the evening news across the square. The two white towers of westminster abbey rise above the trees. Westminster abbey is the most historic church in the english speaking world where the nations kings and queens have been crowned and buried since ten sixty six within its stained glass splendor lia- thousand years of english. History three thousand tombs. The remains of twenty nine kings and queens and hundreds of memorials to poets politicians and warriors. It holds the coronation spot. Each new monarch must walk down the nave kneel at the altar take a seat on the throne and the data be crowned ruler of all england. Rick doesn't cover westminster abbey's fascinating interior on this audio god because admission they're includes an excellent audio guide produced by the abbey. The cute little church of saint margaret's with the blue sundial stands nearby. Its snuggles under westminster abbey as they say like a baby lamb under a you. Since fourteen eighty this has been the place for politicians weddings including winston and clementine churchill find winston churchill statue on parliament square. The man who saved britain from hitler is shown wearing his military overcoat and leaning on a cane according to local tour guides. The statue has a current of electricity running through it. this is to honor chills. Wish that if a statue were made of him his head wouldn't be soiled by pigeons. Now look ninety degrees to the right. The brad boulevard of whitehall here. It's called parliament. Street stretches to your right up to trafalgar square in eighteen sixty eight. The world's first traffic light was installed on the corner where whitehall now spills double decker buses into the square. Let's leave the square walk north up parliament street which soon changes its name to whitehall. Rick will explain things as you stroll along whitehall walking along whitehall today. Whitehall is choked with traffic but imagine the effect. This broad street must have had on out of towners a century ago in your horse drawn carriage. You'd klopp along a tree lined boulevard. You'd pass well-dressed lords and ladies dodging street urchins. Desert by the white marble walls of this man made canyon. Whitehall is the most important political street. In all of britain it's lined with the ministries of defense finance treasury and so on you may see len camera crews as important dignitaries come and go political demonstrators. Come here to wave. Signs and chant slogans sometimes about familiar issues and sometimes about the obscure struggles of former british. Colony's notice the security measures. Iron grates seal off the concrete ditches between the buildings and sidewalks for protection against explosives. The city has been on orange alert since long before september. Two thousand one but londoners refused to be terrorized continue toward the tall square concrete monument in the middle of the road. Called the senate taff as you approach the senate off on the right hand. Side of whitehall is a colorful pub. The red lion on the left side is king charles street which leads about a block to the churchill museum and cabinet war rooms. This was the underground bunker of twenty seven rooms. That was the nerve center of britain's campaign against hitler if you're into twentieth century history this is one of london's most fascinating sites. Now.

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"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

04:07 min | 5 years ago

"britain" Discussed on Rick Steves Britain & Ireland Audio Tours

"This brass great is all there is the epitaph in latin says. Lecter cmo new momentum requires circum speech a reader. If you seek his monument look around you from underneath the dome look toward the far end of the church toward the altar which is topped with a golden canopy. The area in between the dome and the altar flanked with wooden stalls is called. The choir will be visiting the altar area later but for now stay put underneath the dome while. Rick talks about.