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John Kerry's Fight Against Climate Takes Him to Island Resort
"Is John Kerry's taxpayer funded fight against the climate crisis takes him to 5 star island resort Writes Colin Anderson At the free Beacon John Kerry's fight against the climate crisis so called has taken the jet setting Biden administration official yet another luxurious location A 5 star island resort in The Bahamas Kerry served as President Biden's climate Tsar He likes that too Hello Tsar Since January 2021 is on the Caribbean island for three days this week to quote advance international cooperation among nations Particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis The State Department announced including in his itinerary was an opulent opening ceremony held at the Atlantis Paradise island at cost of fortune It's beautiful A lush 5 star resort that boasts 14 swimming pools 14 lagoons dozens of luxury restaurants A yacht Marina a private golf course a world class casino with more than 700 slot machines At least three nightclubs and a movie theater Bahamian prime minister Philip Davis during a Wednesday night speech Thank Kerry for attending the ceremony a line that was met with muffled applause Thanks She's here Jackass
"caribbean island" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Fragrance industry this holiday season. Linda, you blew my mind with something that you mentioned earlier and Katie was on top of this too. The fragrance industry does not just mean perfumes. It's bigger and broader than that, isn't it? Yes it is and scarlet and Katie, it is a thrill to be back. I want to tell you all about fragrance. Fragrance comes in a lot of forms and particularly during the pandemic, the business has been soaring. So think about this. Of course, there is that term perfume, and that's a personal fragrance or a cologne that you spray on yourself. But also, think about all the sanitizing and cleaning and how many lotions you've put on. Those have fragrance too. We consider those fragrance. And in addition, two major categories that have soared and will continue. One of them you're going to nod with me are all about home fragrances, candles, diffusers, plugins, people who were home and spend so much time there, really want to enhance their environment and distinguish one room for another. Every night, my husband Steve and I, he picks a bottle of wine and I pick the candle to go with the meal. There you go. So there's a lot of fragrance out there in your environment as well. You pair with an oaky, Chardonnay, or what's your wine of choice? Good question. Well, many evenings I must admit Pinot Noir, the red one, is part of our life. And that brings you a little depth. So there's always a little fruity and floral fragrances are big. Also, this time of year, there are a lot of holiday fragrances. You probably know diptyque, Joe Malone. Boy smells nest and so many others have come out with fragrances that either remind you of some nostalgic holiday with fur and balsam and all that stuff or DS and durga in New York based. He created a latke for Hanukkah, a latke taste. So yeah, the candle smells like probably fried potatoes and oil and pepper. So I'm beyond fragrance, a big category in the industry and loved by consumers. This is blowing my mind. It is. And it's blowing my mind because again, until I had this revelation during the commercial break that fragrance doesn't just mean perfume that why would it see an increase during the pandemic? We weren't leaving our houses. No one was smelling us, except people theoretically who we lived us with, but I kind of sounds like it coincides with the self care trends. When you think about lotions and candles. Yes. It's very interesting, even prior to the pandemic where we weren't getting dressed up and going out so much. We started to reference fragrance and even more so now, as the invisible accessory. So while everyone probably was getting much more casual, they really wanted to feel a little more dressed up or when they went out and put the mask on. They wanted to have a little identity. We really believe and we've proven that fragrance as one of the senses was elevated because during COVID, some people lost their sense of smell. And the other thing is they wanted it for transport of reasons. So think about this scarlet and Katie, where did you go on vacation and what did you smell or what did you wear where you went? We're on vacation. So while you were home during the pandemic, you wanted a spritz that on and sort of flashback to that Caribbean island or the coast of Amalfi or somewhere else where there was a distinctive scent. You know, I'm so glad you bring this up because I was in Vegas last month and what I noticed in walking through the different hotels was that every hotel had its own scent, but hotels that were owned by MGM Grand for instance had a similar family of scent versus those that were owned by Caesar's. And it's very distinct so that as you go through the different hotels, sometimes you have no idea whether you're in stone Caesars or you've moved on to the Bellagio. And maybe my geography is wrong. So if it's wrong. But the scent would help you distinguish one venue from another. That is exactly right on another type of fragrance is ambient scent. That's what we call it. So hotels or stores really want to create an environment or give you what you really smelled in those different hotels was what was their personality coming through. And it gives you a sense of home. It gives you a sense of what the environment is like. So in your fragrance list collection, you talk, we talked about home. The other one we talk a lot about in the biz is ambiance and it's becoming more and more popular. And of course, we're having this
"caribbean island" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"Beyond belief powerful. Put your side games on there. I want more fallout tactics kind of games. I want wasteland for the first person shooter on my Xbox, and then I want the tower add on my tablet. I want that shelter. It was pretty good. That's what I'm sorry, I said fallout tactics. I'm in shelter. I want the, I want those cross dude, my tablets so powerful. Like we're at that point now where you can blades. At the epic one, The Elder Scrolls. Oh, that's Elder Scrolls. There was an epic one only released on Apple systems that was like the first of the big, oh my God, this game's on a tablet. Kind of. I don't remember the name. Streven, $5 super chat, Star Wars Star Wars squadrons. Is epic, and I think silver just grabbed Star Wars squadrons. Did you not? Just start playing that bud? Not in VR, though. Yeah. But it's good, right? It's a very enjoyable flying game. Yeah, and even more than just very enjoyable fine game. It's a very good Star Wars game. For the nostalgic feels. Yeah, I hear the VR is rear very, very good. I haven't played it so I can't speak to it. But the game itself, it's not a VR, is excellent. I like it a lot, yeah. And that would be fun. It recalls the feeling of playing X wing versus tie fighter or X wing and tie fighter. It sought out to do and manages that. I think admirably. Love the game's 97, $5 super chat. I'm starting my own indie horror studio, take another 5 for the great input. Hope to see my game on your channel in the next 5 years. VR is included. Excellent. Nice. All right. Let's jump to indie game of the week. What do we got here, silver? We have a classic 2D point and click adventure game called my old voodoo detective. Which is about and this is going to be a huge surprise voodoo detective. This is sort of right up my alley. I was going to go let the dogs out, but I want to hear about it. Yeah, you play a detective, you get hired by a mysterious woman who has amnesia to figure out what her background is. Where she's from and whatnot and basically fill out the pieces for other memory. And yeah, you play on this sort of Pacific Caribbean island with very, very heavy voodoo vibes in it. It's very rich. It's very jokey. Animation, animation is 2D hand drawn art. Every single character has voice, their voice lines for every single dialog. It's pretty good voice acting, quality wise..
"caribbean island" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"They are steeped in history and they're having a renaissance today amid the pandemic There are several new London style private social clubs in New York City and the ones that were already here Tim they're expanding The reasons for this growth are more nuanced than just networking though Carol So over the last couple of years they're going out less and people with the means to do so They want to go to a known quantity into places where they know that they're going to have a good time Yeah it makes sense Well here tell us more about what the Big Apple's socially really do behind closed doors is Bloomberg pursuits arts columnist James Tommy James you guys always have the fun story So all right what's going on here Because it does sound like they're on the upswing Yeah they are and they were on the upstream even before COVID And there's a real distinction to be made between the extant members clubs of New York City like the nuclear bomber and the metropolitan the union club These are all clubs that were founded in the 19th century in the model of a British gentleman's club It's a place where you kind of hang out it's an alternative to being at home You read the paper you drink you have dinner and it's very kind of funny daddy These come still today require people to wear blazers and ties and you can't get in otherwise And I don't know if you guys have ever been to one but the food is inedible I know What's the deal with that Honestly it's like they don't want you to eat the meals there Well that are the people who are eating the meals don't have a sense of taste anymore and don't care But the point is that there's a new generation of clubs that are coming in that are really nothing like the old generation And this is what my article is about So we're talking Costa cipriani zero Bond Soho house which has been around for years and some others as well What sort of sets these clubs apart from the old fuddy duddy ones that you were referring to Kim Kardashian Well right Yeah exactly right These are the places first of all that plays a huge emphasis on their culinary offerings There are places where you can be a lot more informal Let's say you don't need to have a reptile and low for us to get in They are places Yeah I don't even know if you don't know you can't afford it Carol okay Celebrate my mom You know I think this new generation distinguishes itself primarily by trying to create and this is from their own marketing language But trying to create a community of people who still want there to be some sort of barrier to entrance let's say but it's not the same set of criteria that these older clubs have So the core club which I actually kind of has not yet the newest version of which is not yet come out It will be ready in September Is a place where they want captains of industry to be meeting with captains of culture meeting with it's a very kind of high caliber group of people but it's not necessarily people who are sort of sitting around by the fire sort of situation Yeah there's no smoking jackets and lovers The Iman club there is the $100,000 initiation That's where the smoking room That's what I wanted to talk to I feel like the fees are all over the place Some of them seem fairly affordable in some of them are like wait what Right Well so this is the thing I mean they are across the board very very different but they're also offering very different things So the amount club which has this kind of famously recorded a $100,000 initiation fee is actually an intergenerational things So first of all it's per family You get to pass it down to the generation It's not like this kids are granted need to pay anything Once you have it And the amount club obviously has a physical location as we report in the article and business week There are New York hotels But it's part of the outgrowth of a kind of membership rewards program where there's concerts and there's many opportunities for people in this membership program in various resorts around the world that are not available to other people Is there really demand for all of this Well you know this is the this is the multi $1 million question Soho house which is now publicly traded company Says that they added they keep adding tons of members in mid 2021 that had roughly a 120,000 members by the end of the fourth I believe by the end of 2021 So 6 months later they had added something like 19,000 members That's rough But there are lots of people globally who want to join The question is for places like the corn club which have a much higher initiation fee much higher annual membership fees Are there enough people who want to join this pretty specific place And as I say in my the arguments for COVID was that places like core are basically trying to serve as a port of call for a certain member of the elite All right our thanks to James Tommy it's a great read in pursuits from socializing now with lots of others at clubs to a quiet and luxurious Caribbean island I say this is my preferred mode Let's bring in travel editor Nikki eckstein Fresh off a trip from one of my favorite places on earth Anguilla in the eastern Caribbean I have to say Nikki I almost didn't want to talk about this with you because this is truly one of my favorite places when they're the first time 30 years ago but what I love about it is that it's such a quiet island I think you are in the majority in saying that in terms of people who know Anguilla right It's like this amazing that kept secret and everyone that I met on the island it's so funny how to story just like yours They've been going there for decades maybe even since they were a little kids they go back and get it again maybe every single year People have this amazing connection to this tiny island It's the size of Manhattan and has only 14,000 people on it It is just so full of incredible things to see and do Maybe now more than ever Does it stay like that though I mean one point that you make in the piece Nikki by the way really tough job Okay You weren't with us last week I think for the week before because you were literally you know I don't want to say on vacation but you were at a place where people go on vacation You were working The price I pay is that I sometimes eat like three dinners a night Oh.
"caribbean island" Discussed on The Thought Card
"This undefined gray area where when we got to the airport we would just act like we're coming in for tourism because we basically were or not taking away from any jobs. We're just there to sightsee and have fun and enjoy that country and then also were working from our hotels or are airbnb is on our computer. So that's what most people did because there weren't any other options but then estonia and barbados where the first two countries to create a digital nomad visa in promote it for marketing purposes and barbados. Their visa didn't really offer many benefits over. Just going with your passport. So they were charging a lot of money to say okay. You're a digital moment. You're allowed to work here but realistically people could have just gone there with their passport and worked there anyway. I mean it was not official. But that's what people were doing. So in the case of estonia and some other places like dubai and emirates they are offering more value and there s says where you could stay longer so in estonia americans could only go there for up to ninety days with a passport. Because estonia's part of the schengen zone where you get ninety days to stay cumulatively between i think it's twenty six or twenty seven different european countries and then you have to leave that zone for another ninety days so basically leaving the continent or going to another country. That's not in the schengen zone but in the case of estonia if you apply for their visa and you can stay for up to one year then you can basically use that as your home base and then you can still travel throughout other schengen for up to ninety days at a time during that time so instead of leaving the continent you could just go back to estonia when you're tourism stamp is up in so just lake with remote work in general. We're seeing a critical mass where there's at least probably thirty or forty countries that are offering some form of a digital nomad or remote work visa and so everyone else is going to do it too because they don't want to be the countries that are left out but ironically the most developed western countries like. Let's say canada. And the united kingdom have the strictest requirements when it comes to getting work permits and temporary or permanent residency so they wanted to discourage people from going there make it really difficult to get but now with the digital nomad movement. We're seeing the opposite happening. Where countries are trying to make it easier for digital nomads to go there and even offering incentives in costa rica. I heard there talking about allowing digital nomads to open a bank account and for decades. It's been extremely difficult for foreigners to open bank accounts in costa rica. So it's like everything is flipping around in a way. I think it's overkill because the digital nomad population has such a slim economic impact compared to tourism for example but it works really well for pr purposes and for generating attention and publicity about your destination and so a lot of the countries governments in tourism. Boards are just throwing together these digital nomad visa packages that even if they don't really provide big value to the digital nomads. You could just go there anyway on their passports. It has a good headline basically. It's like you know. Go work on this caribbean island or even like now there's the cape verde and africa. Joel nomad visa program. But there's a lot of places that i probably wouldn't wanna live for an entire year. Like i might wanna go for a month or so. I have a video on it that we can lead to in the show notes where i go through. I have like a gavel like in a courtroom. And i'm approving or denying each visa like is this visa worth that yes or no air. Nee people get check that out if they want to get more information and then. I also coming out with digital nomad v. Said guide like a e-book or a database where people can look up each country and see what the requirements are what the cost is and what the benefits artists. If it's worth it for them to try to get one or just go at their passport for tourism. I love that. And i can't wait to watch that video. Sounds like a lot of fun for the viewer again. It's just so incredible to see all of this activity and being in the travel concentration space. I do see the pr angle that you mentioned. I do see the buzz. I do see the headlines and it makes you consider destinations that perhaps you would have never thought about before you're like. Oh you're catering specifically to me so definitely concede that all right. So i wanted to switch gears up bits before we dive into the money and budget section which is always my favorite section but will love to talk. Oh bow the non tech skills that you think are important for digital nomads. Because i think a lot of people are going to rule themselves out without even knowing the full scope so would love to hear from you. What are some of non tech skills that you think are important when transitioning to this lifestyle. That's a great question because so many people think that they need to attack easier to be digital nomads. Or people are kind of turned away are discouraged from working remotely because they don't think they have enough tax skills but in reality if you're an adult on the planet right now you probably have the tech skills that you need to work remotely like. I've been working remotely for so long. And i'm still really bad at wordpress. I don't know how to build a website like idea. The dragon drop kind of website. Builders and you can always hire or subcontract on fiver upward for anything that you don't know how to do so. I have a podcast in an article on the eighth skills that you need to become a digital nomad and they're mostly soft skills so if you know how to use email if you know how to use zoom and messaging apps like slack now even if you went to college and you're submitting your papers electronically to your teachers. You have the skills to work remotely. The biggest things are those soft skills that you would need for a job anyway so anything that in a traditional job that recruiters would look for like good communication skills. Good organizational skills being assault starter. Being somebody who's proactive. Who can get things done. Who doesn't need a lot of direction and oversight that's important having a flexible mindset where you're always learning and growing and you can think outside of the box think outside of the combines of your job description these are all things that will serve you well as a remote worker kind of out there alone in the world and also persistence and determination. Because what happens when you travel while you're working is that he you just open up to the potential for more things to happen and some of those can be good and some those can be bad subjectively. So you're just going from your home to your office every day. And maybe you stop by at starbucks or you're on your commute. There's not a big opening for things to go wrong. Like maybe wake up on the wrong side of the bad one day and you're running late.
Death Toll From Haiti Earthquake Rises to More Than 700
"The death toll in Haiti climb to over seven hundred people a day after a magnitude seven point two earthquake rocked the Caribbean island nation as the search continues for survivors and victims in like high in southwestern Haiti families that lost their homes are found them too unsafe to stay in are now living in tents on a football field others are digging out from the rubble Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Haiti will need help recovering the Haitian people as strong and resilient and they're tough because they've overcome so much adversity but they can't do it alone the widespread damage could worsen with tropical storm grace predicted to hit early in the week bringing torrential rains says the national hurricane center's Richard passionate the reins with the flooding and mudslides potential so we're just hoping that people can some help prepare themselves for that I'm Julie Walker
"caribbean island" Discussed on MedFamily
"It was interesting because i had talked with a lot of spouses before we even left to island but once we got to the island all of those spouses had left either because like those various serious as for using various reasons. I think the overarching one is. I think it's because it is such an isolating experience for the spouse. I mean as a medical student. It can be actually really great because you could focus. You can really focus on your studying as long as you. Don't get distracted by all the extra activities. This is a caribbean island and like we mentioned this dive club to answer. They are beaches. There's water there's things to do but if you just go. I'm just going to go to school and you spend twelve hours at school. You really focus and get a lot of stuff done but for the spouses. Especially if they had kids they don't get the interaction. They left all their friends and family thousands of miles away. So i think there's a lot of spouses had laughed because i think it's just a lonely experience if you don't make really good connections and try to maximize that for you if you're just not used to it. Yeah and i mean. I'm again i'm not a very extroverted person so i think i did better than most because i don't i don't need a ton i need some. I'm not an island in myself myself. But at the same time i can be happy reading a book i can be happy watching the british baking show or some other cooking show our bingo doing stew shut your face. He makes me sound old to will walker. And just kidding. I would also maybe encourage so one of one of the our struggles was having so many kids and it is i all my kids as nothing wrong with having four kids on the island. It made it hard to go places because they like. We said they were so young. They didn't listen very well and usually going out in public was more stressful experience..
"caribbean island" Discussed on MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News
"The <hes> crews can only hold so many people and the disney parks holds a lot. More people that you would take a cruise because you could see the characters easy the decorations and everything with a small. A smaller crowd So anyways but they do amazing job with the lobby with the christmas tree and all the decorations as a great way to take just cruise also enjoy the holidays at the same like disney curse. I know so very true. So santa and mrs claus are going to be there so you can get. I assume you can get pictures with them. We'll see how this all plays out early. She can get pitchers with them in the background will want to see how characters work And then mickey and many and all these all the other characters are similar to Over hollywood studios or at the whatever. The after our event imagine him They're all dressed up for the holidays. The coolest thing is going to their private island. This was the most amazing thing to me and percent. Well so you've been to a key. Been the holidays not at the hell. God i have mazing you get off. What are some of the things that are that are on the island. You remember the decorations. Even the tram out to the adult island is decorated us. <hes> just The music is so much fun. So amazing you come off in. The cast members are wearing scarves and santa hats. And it's like like ninety five degrees in. There's a giant christmas tree and then they have like snowmen at setup and decorations and everything's decorated for christmas. It's like tropical but decorated for christmas. And then the trams lake sharpie was saying they have decorations but then they have a giant root off knows on the front of them. Yep oh so cool they like you. You get that feeling oh disney did not miss any details as they could have just gotten off and go beyond on cool caribbean island but they and then they got the holiday music playing. It's just it's just very well done. So it's very cool to see castaway cay all decorated up and they make all those decorations at walt disney world at that at the Where was at christmas behind. The scenes. Warehouse that lauren and took a tour of this whether redoing all those decorations. That was so cool. Yeah so they make all the decorations for disney cruise there and all the garland's that have like the you know the buoy he's and tropical themed garlands to hang on things palm trees decorated up so definitely disney cruise or halloween or marvel or During the holidays is a great way to take a cruise and have some extra magic and we can book those for what is twenty twenty one twenty twenty two in going forward. So if you're looking for something do for the holidays don't don't wait. Because it seems like all these resorts leases going to them sharpie lauren. And they are packed. And people are booking out. I mean we're seeing bookings for some places in twenty twenty two twenty two twenty three twenty twenty two already like busy crazy busy so at least get something on the books and then you can pay make payments on it over time. You have the least something locked in because People are traveling. It's going gangbusters which is nice to see happening again. So and the holidays are always awesome at walt disney world or disney layout or partic- groups. Or does he crews. I gotta tell you we've been all weans on. I always star wars cruises to. I have not done one of the star wars ones at world. I'm sure they are sharpie. He sits on things waiting for them to come.
"caribbean island" Discussed on MedFamily
"Come on and tell you if you're pregnant and you're gonna have a baby that means it's going to get a little bit extensive. Yes so right right before our last child was born my company merged with another company and so my insurance chain so when we actually had our son i did not know what my insurance was. I did not have an insurance card. I just knew that. I was going to be covered at that time. Which was very nerve wracking. But when we got the bill from the hospital the hospital bill itself was about. I think twenty thousand dollars and that's that's labor and delivery to women board for caring and they also talked with the baby as well. That doesn't count. What your Physician will charge. What the ob or the midwife group will charge and that was with no epidurals charge. Because i didn't get i last one. Because he came to quickly so there i mean after all was said and done in the insurance i was able to get them the insurance information. Everything i think bill was closer to. I don't know three to five thousand with the insurance. Yeah maybe mentioning it said sticker price. So that's that twenty thousand dollars. That's the you walk in the door of no insurance. The hospital charges. You generally most insurances. Kelly costco membership. You walk in you. See i have regions bluecross and they immediately go. Oh well we have a contract rate that instead of paying twenty thousand in which is the sticker price you pay fifteen thousand or twelve thousand. Whatever it is a insurance is building and of course the insurance goes okay. Twenty percent co insurance deductible and this is how much the patient pays. This is how much we pay. Everyone walks away and as it costs in network hospitals. Yeah so we got off on a slight tangent but just be aware of what you are paying for a while. You're in school. Also be the other thing that i think kind of shocked us when we so travel costs so the travel costs to get to the island. We we found the cheapest flights that we could find for our family of six. And it was still significant. We weren't going to make that trip often if we could help it right. I mean we got lucky coming back. Because i think it was post. Pandemic post bad pandemic flights were just starting the fifth of the price and it was a one way ticket to as opposed be buffalo one way tickets so kind of look what you travel costs. Our budget that in the other thing that i would say is food. Costs are very hard to predict. I think we did ok. But for the caribbean island that we were on. Just be aware like the sticker price for foods was fairly comparable on most things. Cereal was really high and they had. They added a sixteen percent tax at the very end. When you checked out a value added tax of vat so be aware the other thing that i would say is. We ended up getting a travel credit card so we didn't get hit with charges and we could get travel points that i have been redeeming and so we researched those a lot of people..
"caribbean island" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Streets in multiple cities. On the Caribbean island of Cuba, 2 to 300 Miles away in the largest, absolutely defiant public demonstrations there in decades, many chanted freedom or life flip flopping, the revolutionary phrase, freedom or death. These people have had simply enough of longtime food shortages, medicine shortages. And a horrible economic situation. They called for government change, blaming it also for a dismal coronavirus response. 7000 new cases reported on Sunday alone. There you go. That's newsman field, Keating checking in from Miami. I know one thing that they are sending a bunch of vaccine over there. Uh, so that'll help, But but, I mean, they want buying to step in and help restore democracy. What? Well, what does that look like? That's a good question. What What? What is that? I mean, the State Department says that they were protesting mainly over a lack of vaccinations. That's what the State Department says Well, but the people in the streets they weren't screaming just for that. They were screaming for a lot of things. I mean freedom basically well, but also Restoring tourism would be American tourism over there would be of great help. They were really starting to To see a whole new world happened over there before that was cut off. And although given the situation right now, who's Who's going to want to go over there? You know, I mean, if they could open up tourism, But things would obviously have two people would have to feel safe going. Well, these these lawmakers are calling for, you know, some change here they want. They want the president to address this. And from what I understand, I'm getting a message that he may have tweeted something about it earlier this morning, and I'm trying to find the Twitter account just to make sure just to figure that out. Let's see here. Joe Biden. That's the tweet, blah, blah, blah. That's as soon as you very bit easier. It was. Mm hmm. I mean, is he supposed to stand at a podium and tell everybody Settle down? What? What? What do they want from him? Jessica. Good morning. Good morning, guys. Yeah. I think that while the president was tweeting about his favorite ice cream sandwich, Yeah, the state of the Biden State Department did tweet last night. And it was, um as you would expect completely, um, irrelevant and it was. You know where we stand with the Cuban people as they raise awareness, I think about the Covid vaccine and the covid situation just totally Sidestepping everything that the protests are really about. Interesting. Uh, a lot of people. Lindsey Graham. He just tweeted out just a few seconds ago. President Biden Freedom in Cuba. Need you now. Don't be AWOL on this, So he's getting some strong pressure from a lot of folks to at least say something. Do something jump in here at 51283605 90. This is it's pretty interesting story. It's very close to our shores. Basically, protesters taking to the streets to protest against Cuba's Communist government. The demonstrations came amid the worst economic crisis in the country has faced and as it continues to struggle, you know, with this covid virus, Cuba continues to suffer from the impact of decades old U. S trade embargoes and more targeted sanctions imposed by the Trump Administration, which the Biden administration Has left in place they have. So is that how is that? How Biden has an effect, drop all the embargoes and sanctions and open up tourism. Beyond that, I'm you know, unless it's just a, uh I don't know. I don't know. Senior State Department official Julie Chung tweeted support for Sunday's protesters. But her initial message suggesting the anger in Cuba was only about the rising covid cases and deaths, And it drew quick rebuke from Florida Senator Marco Rubio. He's a prominent voice in a very large, politically powerful Cuban American community there in the United States, he pushed back big time. Calling the administration to do something to help because eventually this communist nation Cuba is going to do something to quiet the crowd. Yeah, yeah, that's that's kind of what they do. Now, listen here in the state of Texas with state of Texas Legislature is a very busy weekend. Advancing a couple of bills one in the States House one in the state Senate that would introduce sweeping election reform across our state. The Democrats call it voter suppression. The Republicans call it voter integrity. A state attorney general Ken Paxton, was on Fox say that the reform is necessary because he claims of voter fraud is rising. In Texas. We have over 500 cases waiting to go to trial. We have other investigators over 300. We have more voter fraud cases we've ever had. That's just a fact. And so we need to talk about the fact that we are dealing with this issue and that we do need legislation to make sure that voter fraud is not prevalent so people can count on. Elections being true and the right people are being elected now. Critics of these bills argue that they would particularly hamper black Americans and other minorities rights to vote. Nobody wants to keep people from voting. It should be easy to vote and hard to cheat. Florida and Georgia passed similar laws earlier this year, and the Supreme Court recently upheld Arizona's voting laws that barred voting out of precinct and ballot collection by third parties. You know, I'm uh Try to get my head around this from day one. How? Making the voting, Uh, system more reliable and and and, you know, honest and above board. Uh, how That is a bad thing. I've never been able to get my head around that and the more I we talk about this more realized that given the fact that the Democratic Party is in such bad shape, and I think is beginning to implode. They don't feel they can win an election unless there's fraud. Not after they defunded the police, that's for sure they want fraud..
"caribbean island" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"2021. My name is Tom Sullivan. And we kind of have a pretty thick format Here. I blab. And we take a couple of calls than you blab. And then that's the show. But today Doing something different. It is, um it is my honor. My pleasure. I was so thrilled about a week or two ago, I got an email from a lady who I know from. Well, I know her from she would do my show from time to time. But but I haven't while I was in touch with her. But she was off in some other part of the world. She's she has the most interesting life. Um and I want to welcome her back to the show as a guest instead of doing the show. Say hi to Leslie Gold, would you? Hi, Leslie. How are you? So nice to have you? It is so great to hear your voice. Oh, my God. I started smiling as soon as I heard it. Thank you so much for having me on. Well, listen. I mean, so you would you would do my show from time to time. And I thank you. I thank you profusely for that, because I thought of different people that have done my show over the years by far you were you were you were the best. I mean, you well, because you've got a great Background in broadcasting. You were, um The radio chick. Or I don't know how many years here in New York, working for CBS, Right? W What was that? W n E. W yeah. So stations and about 10 years and then I came over to Fox News radio, and that's when I got acquainted with you and your team. And I used to guest host a number of the shows. But all kidding aside, yours was my favorite to do not only because your staff was wonderful, but because your listeners truly were different. Your listeners, I'm sure they still are. They're savvy, but they have a sense of perspective and a sense of humor. Right? It wasn't a shrill, strident group of people screaming at each other all the time. I love doing your show, and that's because you had cultivated that kind of an audience. Well, we have some exceptions. Leslie. We do we We We find a few others out there. But by and large Yes, This has been in my radio career. This has been the The the research and everything else has been done. Is that man? Your audience is they're smarter. They're better. They're you know, anyway, I'm glad I'm glad they welcome view as well. I before we get into what you want to talk about today. Um Where were you? When I called you? You were Were you in Africa or Middle East or something Doing? You were often some world Johnson, where you're the most. You're an entrepreneur. Um, even though you were known as the radio chick here in New York for many, many years But you've got you. You're a fascinating lady. Um, from just the other things that you do. Not to muck up my reason for being here. This is not my reason for being here. But I build vacation homes in warm places, luxury vacations, homes and I rented by the week to vacation. That's right. So from time to time, I have to go around the world and make sure we have enough. Soap and shampoo and hand towels and luxury items in all the homes and it's a tough gig, but somebody has to do it. So you probably contacted me when I was on one of those tours going from house to house in the Caribbean. Yes, that's what it was. It was. Yeah. You said Yeah, I'm building. I can't do it because I'm often some other corner of the world. Um, uh, building luxury homes. Rental. Most people, Leslie I don't know. Maybe we should talk, but most people Buy a home somewhere near where they live, and they rent that they use that as a rental. You Build luxury homes, Hoffan some far distance part of the world. I mean, how did you come up with that? Where did that come from? I was on vacation in one of these wonderful islands, and I saw a lot for sale. And it was about the time that the V B, R. B O s and the Airbnb. These were really hitting their stride. And I just did a little back of the envelope, calculation and thought. Well, I could have this house. And it won't cost me anything to carry If I rented out so many weeks a year. Sometimes the break even is 12 weeks. Sometimes it's 22 weeks, and that was my first one and The I've built. I've done a lot of building before I come from the construction field before I went into radio, But constructing on an island has very unique set of challenges, including really complicated logistical challenges. You can get nothing on the island. Nothing. Everything has to be shipped in by cargo. And so all you're you're timing and your inventory and even sometimes your talent that you need. You have to ship in and I really enjoyed the challenge. So I would also think I would also think I remember talking to a guy who, uh, Had a glass bottom boat business for tourist. I forget what island it was some Caribbean island. You're a nice guy, and but that was his business, and he said He said. Oh, yes, he said. They're very, very We're very heavily regulated here and you just can't just show up on the island. And first of all a you have to have a job. You can't be here and not be employed. And secondly, you've got to go through all the hoops so Of Island government. I can't imagine what we talk about regulations in this country. I can't imagine what you ran into. Yeah, well, sometimes in some areas, it's.
"caribbean island" Discussed on Geeks in Love
"The a woman wakes up in the forest. Not knowing who or where she is she hurts is hungry and does not remember what happened to her slowly. Words and people flood her brain. Her name is claire. She's lost in a strange place with a danger. She does not understand when she is discovered by a band of strangers the remedial distrustful of her and the feelings mutual. These people have been living off the grid to avoid creatures known as hybrid. The government has creed through her captivity. Flashbacks reveal clair's true identity and purpose. Dark ensues her motives outlined the story of her past and ultimate abandonment with hybrids on the prowl player. Must now discover her past in order to save her future. Genome a novel by amy hanson available of barnes and noble walmart and amazon music. The dark might by tallec hoffman. Copyright infringement intended nor is associated with batman creature from the haunted sea starring antony carbone probably carboni. Betsy jones moreland robert town. Nineteen sixty one. Black and white unrelated in american gangster agrees transport a group of caribbean island exiled and their national treasure to save haven with the intent of eliminating the exile and keeping the money hoping to use the local legend of a sea monster as cover for killing off the soldiers the gangster and his crew discover. The legend is true lincoln ally. I'm really looking forward to this one. Because it seems to be a straight up monster flick. I mean carnival of souls or carnival of souls had me thinking for the past several weeks about like enemy. Mulling over the movie. Vampire obviously disturbed me crazy. So i'm looking forward to this one. Oh and it's coming up on past horror classics edition. Hello and welcome to past popcorn horror classics edition the show where we'll be watching fifty horror movies from the horror classics fifty movie pack anniversary edition. I am your host glade. Packer and i've never seen any of these movies. Except for house on haunted hill which will be coming to at some point but has been long enough that i don't remember much of it in the show. Notes is where you can find movie legally or you can google defined it. Which is what. I've done in joining us. Tonight is my wife caitlin. We discussed beforehand if she wanted to say anything in this briefing trouble for the movie but she has declined however if she has anything to interject in the movie She will now just a heads up again. Neither one of us has seen this. So if there's any material that is overly sensitive or she has to leave the room. You'll hear some moving. And i'll probably give you guys a heads up and whatnot and another thing too is. I wanted to thank all the listeners. That have stuck with me. I know it's been a rough couple of episodes. But i'm doing my best to get better and whatnot so i appreciate your patience and for joining us on these movie nights or whenever you decide to listen so all.
St. Vincent Volcano Eruptions Continue
"There are no reports of injuries or death after another volcanic eruption on the tiny Caribbean island of ST Vincent's. The latest in a Syriza of explosions happen Tuesday morning, scattering Morash around the island and even to the island nation, Barbados more than 100 miles away. Thousands near the volcano evacuated ahead of the first eruption on Friday, but the explosions have caused water and power issues. For those who stayed put. The prime minister of ST Vincent and the Grenadines has been thanking other nations for providing supplies and other
Biden: There's Enough Vaccine for Every American Despite J
"Will have enough available covert 19 vaccine even without one of them enough vaccine. That is basically 100% on questionable for every single solitary American. The FDA is recommending a nationwide pause and Johnson and Johnson's vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots. Leaders on the Caribbean island of
Surrounding Islands Covered in Ash After St. Vincent Volcanic Eruptions
"After a long dormant volcano erupted on ST Vincent, much of not only that Caribbean island but also neighboring islands are covered in ash. Eva seized a Packer report the ash from the lesser for a volcano blanketing not just ST Vincent, but neighboring Caribbean islands. Ash has been raining down as far as ST Lucia and Barbados, which is over 100, Miles east residents there being urged to keep removing the build up of ash from their roofs before it rains. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley. What actually makes it heavier and therefore what we need is a little water, but a lot of muscles are a lot of shovel. Just 50 miles north ash over ST Lucia was said to have turned day into
"caribbean island" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Doing it is trying to take away from black and brown people. It's taking away from them, the white that is given to them. By the Constitution. About three dozen people attended the rally, hoping to get the attention of corporations sponsoring the tournament and pushing them to take a stand against the law, which they say limits voting specifically for blacks Stay Zealand CBS News Former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is about to join the MBA. NBC's Derek or or dead, Derek Dennis explains a Rod and his friend, billionaire Mark Laurie said to be finalizing a deal to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA team sources tell ABC News partner ESPN The purchase price will be in the $1.5 billion range with ownership changing hands. In 2023 a statement a Rod and Laurie said. They're excited by the prospect of getting to know the Timberwolves organization. Mentality team and they're incredible Fans. Rodriguez, also part of a group that bid unsuccessfully for the New York Mets, Derek Dennis ABC News Much of the Caribbean island of ST Vincent remains covered in ash following eruptions of the island's less so free our volcano. The volcano had been inactive for 42 years, but erupted Friday. Ash has been raining down as far as Barbados. It's ST Lucia, Barbados, Home Affairs Minister Wilfrid Abraham said. Today that the danger quickly evolved considerable. A little dust. No, the whole of our businesses kick and thus instead, Lucy itself night fell in the middle of the day yesterday. This is continually happening. Cruise ships helped evacuate people from the island. It's 5 51. You have the F But do you have the story? I've.
St. Vincent covered in ash as volcano activity continues
"Continue on a Caribbean island where volcanoes now erupted several times says ABC is Derek Dennis and emergency on the island of ST Vincent Volcano on the island, south of ST Lucia and Martinique, corrupting multiple times and threatening to erupt again is likely to be More explosive eruptions, and it can get worse. So if you're still in not, we would actually leave immediately, and stories and Minister Carlos James helping to coordinate evacuations. With cruise ships docking to ferry people out there is a designated red zone covering a third of the island. Derek Dennis ABC News San
Volcano erupts in Caribbean as thousands flee danger zone
"Rush against time on a Caribbean island. Or a natural disaster appears to be taking shape. A BCS Andrea Fujii has this story. Cruise ships racing to help evacuate thousands of people before a volcano erupts on the Caribbean island of ST Vincent, local officials saying an eruption is imminent. There is no in the country. Evacuation order fairies boats, all helping get people out. At least four cruise ships are now arriving Royal Caribbean and celebrities sending help and two ships from Carnival or set to dock today. Another drill. This is an emergency versus with Children. Those that are disabled well only to board for US. Smoke is already bill away from the loss of free air volcano, which last erupted in 1979, the prime minister or re mandatory evacuations of about 16,000 people and designated red danger zones. ST. Vincent is the main island in the Caribbean nation of ST Vincent and the Grenadines. About 1500 miles from Miami, west of Barbados and northeast of Aruba and Venezuela arrangements. Have no kick started. The process begins. The pandemic is posing an extra challenge. Keep your master on the prime minister warning people they should be vaccinated before entering a shelter or boarding a cruise ship evacuated residents are expected to be taken to neighboring islands or they can shelter on ST Vincent outside the danger zones.
Volcano Erupts on Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"Officials on the eastern Caribbean island chain of ST Vincent and the Grenadines say volcano has erupted. LA Soufriere volcano on the northern end of ST Vincent sent clouds of smoke and ash miles into the air This morning, empty cruise ships have been ordered to evacuate thousands of people to safety. Had received warning earlier this week from seismologists. The last time the volcano erupted was in
St. Vincent Warns of Volcanic Eruption, Orders Evacuations
"Cruise ships racing to help evacuate thousands of people before a volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of ST Vincent. Officials say that eruption is imminent. NBC's Andrea Fergie Smoke is already bill away from the law so free our volcano, which last erupted in 1979, the prime minister, ordering mandatory evacuations of about 16,000 people. And designated red danger zones. ST. Vincent is the main island in the Caribbean nation of ST Vincent and the Grenadines, about 1500 miles from Miami, west of Barbados and northeast of Aruba and Venezuela. In Iceland Volcano erupted on March 19th for the first time in almost 6000
Cuba is working on a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine program
"Cuba. The Communist run Caribbean island is soon to launch the third phase of clinical trials on its own Corona virus vaccine produced by government scientists. Government hopes the vaccine will not only end Cuba's cove in 19 crisis but become an important source of revenue for the cash strapped nation. Austria. Cuba had largely contained the outbreak. But after the country reopened to tourism, the number of daily infections and Corona virus related deaths rose to its highest point. So far from Havana will grant reports Some of the equipment Havana's Finley Institute, maybe a little outdated, but the science itself is cutting edge. This hundreds of vials passed through a sorting machine. They're part of Cuba's greatest hope for a solution to its Corona virus crisis. So but on a DOS Cuba's domestically produced cove in 19 vaccine made entirely in Cuba by Cuban researchers, so banana dos is a conjugal vaccine, meaning and androgynous fused to a carrier molecule to bolster the vaccine, stability and effectiveness. The island has much experience in this field. Having developed the meningitis B vaccine in the late 19 eighties with the same approach. Certainly the Communist run government his confidence so, but Anna dos is. The solution is already in phase two clinical trials and they aimed to vaccinate everyone on the island by the end of the year. In fact, says the director of the Finley Institute doctor, they sent their various Bencomo. There are ambitious plans to export it to the rest of Latin America commercial for what we're trying to have. In the order of $100 million during 2021. And totally will dedicate report of part of these doses to the full immunization of the country. That to happen, it will need the help of other nations. Doctor very says it's too early in the relationship with the Biden administration for the US to play a role just yet. Our make Europe Canada, So we have people participating in our drama from Italy and France. Fortunately, not today with the U. S. We hope that in the next fishery will be possible. We moved to a next step off rotation collaboration. And after, and Vasa pride, Barcelona Open son I don't know what for many Cubans, the vaccine can't come soon enough. The outbreak in Cuba was largely contained by the middle of last year after the government imposed strict measures from a curfew in Havana to daughter door health checks and an aggressive track and trace program. Anyone merely showing symptoms was placed into state run quarantine centers as well as anyone returning from abroad. Almost all flights were halted and tourism, the lifeblood of the island's economy, ground to a halt. However, eventually the economic picture became so bleak the government had to re open. Now visitors must take an obligatory PCR test at the airport and least in theory remain in home Quarantine for a day's Since the re opening, though the transmission figures in Corona virus related deaths in Cuba have crept up to their worst point since the pandemic began, one of the other girl, all those rebel in the government's daily televised updates, the covert 19 statistics have steadily risen to more than 1000 cases a day tiny in comparison to some nations like Mexico, Brazil or the U. S. It's still more than is comfortable for Cuba's overstretched health service has the island simply can't afford to buy millions of doses of an internationally produced vaccine, even from allies like Russia or China? The pressure is on the scientists working on sobered Anna dos. As Cuba's economic slump worsens. There are long queues outside most stores as people search for scarce basic goods. The recent coronavirus spike prompted the government to close down the tourism sector. Once again without millions of free spending visitors in the hotels, bars and restaurants, Cuba is hurting economically more now than at any other time since the end of the Cold War. So Madonna means sovereignty in Spanish and the government hopes the vaccine bearing that name will not only alleviate the island's health crisis, but its economic one,
"caribbean island" Discussed on Black Women Travel Podcast
"If that makes sense I don't mind maybe paying a little extra here and there but try to stay on budget Also find the deals. So that's i would classify myself as a as a traveler So yeah that's that's what. I would look for a room traveling either if it's historical If i can get acute airbnb. Because i mean who doesn't like taking great instagram photos. Like a nice hotel hotel room. Where like a nice air be airbnb and also trying to figure out. What's around town or county. That i would love to do or just find out more information on. Do you think that traveling as a black woman has shaped your experience definitely I remember this one time. I was in spain with like I was there for a school exchange or a study abroad for school and it was a i was only black girl that went in my program or for my school that went on. I think there was maybe twenty twenty. Five of us are so like that. It was in a large group but everybody was only blocker girl and we had went to spain for a weekend and it was me. I like four other white girls. Just walking In spain and this little girl stopped at me. Look at me and screamed like she saw ghost and i was like so confused like all of us kind of like frozen looked at each other like what is going on here and then her mom on who she was with like apologize us so sorry she was like sorry. Sorry sorry In speaking spanish. I don't understand anything in spanish vows like it's okay But at that moment. I realize like so. She's never seen a block before. That could be the only reason she. That's the only reason. I can come up with for her to look at me like she saw a ghost in screen because to be honest when i was in barcelona i hardly saw any black people So that was my conclusion. And i realized that as you travel the block woman you realize that people are surprised when you open your mouth and they say he saw intelligent or that. You don't sound like stereotypical black girl that they see on tv or something or that. You come from a caribbean island. And you're able to travel the world so it's interesting to see people's perceptions but i also try to not take offense to it on because mean people are only open to what they're.
"caribbean island" Discussed on KOMO
"It 8 34 Your co Moh forecast partly sunny tomorrow high of 48 Seattle. It's 41 right now at 8 25. Come on news time is a 25 and 18 year old Skylar Mac, The American jailed in the Cayman Islands for breaking coded quarantine rules is now free field. Back in the mix. Max traveled to the Caribbean island, November 27th and per island rules was required to quarantine for 14 days. But after two days in isolation and the negative covert test, Skylar removed her wrist monitor breaching quarantine to watch her. Boyfriend, a professional jet skier compete in a race. Both Mac and her boyfriend, 24 year old van J. Ram G, who was charged with aiding and abetting were detained and initially ordered to pay a fine and serve 40 hours of community service. But after a legal back and forth, the couple was sentenced to two months in prison. Ultimately serving 32 days behind bars. I got the first call. I think this said she was in trouble and her boyfriend called while the authorities were talking to her and all he could see you could probably hearing he can't stand. Please don't be mad with her. Please don't be mad with her. And I'm like, but she knows better. Now her grandmother speaking for the first time since the team returned home, a free woman, It's the biggest relief. I finally slept through the night. And it's kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much. You know that they're not sleeping and that they're uncomfortable and under she she's a tough girl. But she had to be scared, and her family certainly relieved that she's back home safe. Skylar couldn't stop smiling when I asked her how she feels about being back home, and we spoke with her about that day. That certainly now changed her life. One thing Skylar and her grandmother made clear. Skylar made the decision to breach quarantine and Skylar needed to face the consequences. Today, Norman reporting Koma radio news, stay connected, Stay informed and check back 234 times a day for the news that affects you, plus traffic and weather.
"caribbean island" Discussed on KOMO
"How do you feel to be back in the US? Thanks very well. Mac traveled to the Caribbean island, November 27th and per island rules was required to quarantine for 14 days. But after two days in isolation and the negative covert test, Skylar removed her wrist monitor breaching quarantine to watch her boyfriend, a professional jet skier compete in a race. Both Mack and her boyfriend, 24 year old van J. Ram G, who was charged with aiding and abetting or detained and initially ordered to pay a fine and serve 40 hours of community service. But after a legal back and forth, the couple was sentenced to two months in prison, ultimately serving 32 days behind bars. I got the first call. I think this says she was in trouble and Her boyfriend called while the authorities were talking to her and all he could see you could probably hearing he consent. Please don't be mad. Whether please don't be mad with her. And I'm like, but she knows better. Now her grandmother, speaking for the first time since the team returned home, a free woman, it's the biggest relief finally slept through the night. And it's kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much. You know that they're not sleeping and that they're uncomfortable in under she. She's a tough girl, but she had to be scared, and her family certainly relieved that she's back home safe. Skylar couldn't stop smiling when I asked her how she feels about being back home, and we spoke with her about that day. That certainly now changed her life. One thing Skylar and her grandmother made clear. Skylar made the decision to breach quarantine and Skylar needed to face the consequences. That report from a B C's today. Norman retired firefighter among the latest charged in connection with a siege at the Capitol. Here's a B C's Aaron, Qatar. Ski Mus Ve spent 22 years of the New York City Fire Department before he retired in October. On January, 5th court records said he drove from his home in Long Island to Washington, D C and returned the day after the riot. All inside the Capitol. The FBI said he was recognized by a relative of his girlfriend who asked where he was. He sent a selfie from the Rotunda and wrote back at the tip of the spear. The F D. N Y had said it was helping the FBI identify active or retired members who were there at the Capitol, Aaron Carter. SKI ABC NEWS Washington Comeau News time. 6 28 introducing TD Ameritrade's newest trading platform, Thinker swim.
"caribbean island" Discussed on Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop
"It's just you and the game you're playing and every day. Are you taking actions that fulfill on that can senior fellow in that game. Then you create another one and you create the kind of games in your life that bring heat to your life because you get so much of you at stake in it and then you'll learn to love the fucking game. It's not even the outcome anymore. It's like that you to do this. That you get to play this and after the mind myself us from time to time but i love the game of being a father like a love like brings heat to my life. But i don't always feel that way sometimes only oh shit give me a bryk. I should call the kids together. Element isn't working out for me as much as it used to. So he's telling me went up probably not a good conversation. You have your children but anyway would be ridiculous conversation. You have your children if it's a joke for fuck sake but i love being at that. Then it's testing and is testing a husband and is testing being off. And i know it sounds like gray. Oh yeah. I'm an author but a lot of it's really fucking borden. Become not set in some caribbean island. Typing away yuli. Fuck in hemingway or something you know. It's not like that. I'm like it's raining outside than plowing through my fucking laptop and getting distracted by shelton drinking lots of coffee so you're pathway may not be a spectacular one as yours like i said great change can happen for you and it can begin right now like as soon as this podcast is over but as usual going to going on a little break right now. Second half of the show. We're going to be dealing with questions from nation. Don't forget by the way you can buy your own. Fuck nation t shirt shameless plug and its shameless. By the way..
"caribbean island" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Rest of the funding will be available in the form of low and zero interest loans of up to $250,000 each May Breed said the new relief program will start in February. Reporting for KPFK. I'm same Anderson. Cuba's convinced the U. S. President elect Joe Biden does not believe that Caribbean island Nation sponsors terrorism. That's what a senior Cuban diplomats said today, a day after the outgoing U. S administration returned to Cuba to the terrorism list. Trump administration yesterday. Redesignated Cuba's a state sponsor of terrorism, hitting the country with new sanctions that could hamstring Joe Biden's promise to renew relations with the island. Removing Cuba from the terrorism list had been one of former President Barack Obama's main foreign policy achievements. Today. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of having secret ties with the Al Qaeda network and imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials. His comments come just a week before the Trump administration leaves office that appears aimed it. Biden State of Desire to resume negotiations with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal, reporter Rachel Silverman reports. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, the U. S secretary of state said Iran is the key geographic hub for Alqaida, calling them partners in terrorism. Secretary Pompeo provided no concrete evidence to support his allegations. The Iranian foreign minister tweeted Pompeo's words amounted to warmongering. Iran has long maintained that Al Qaeda's chief backers in the Middle East are countries with whom the U. S has good relations such as Saudi Arabia. Pompeo will leave Office on January 20th. When President Donald Trump's term ends. He has made it clear he opposes Joe Biden's plans to return to nuclear negotiations with Iran. Rachel Silverman, San Francisco. Shiite ruled Iran and predominantly Sunni Al Qaeda are not natural allies in the Islamic world and have had a very fraught relationship with one another. Partly cloudy skies tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay area, with highs in the low sixties around the bay in the mid sixties, Further inland partly cloudy in this central San Joaquin Valley tomorrow..
"caribbean island" Discussed on X96
"Be the case. It's not as bad as it was. Maybe try to participate now and we'll see what? Okay, Well, we'll see what happens. All right, eh? So what? Of course, The 33 Big gamer show can be found on the Broadway media Podcast Network. Sparse is it is Um, what do we What do we have gone? Jonathan? What's this month here? Oh, man, So I figured I'd just go through 2021. Because this month is pretty dry. Usually January little dry after the holidays. No one launching big games, eh? So I figured I'd do a skinny of all the big games we have coming up this year. There's a decent amount. I will just Hang from really fast. Okay, Uh, first time you got here is far. Christ. Six. If you guys remember Parker, five was the one that was set in a fictional town in Montana. And there was the militia people that have taken over the town. That made a bunch of people grouchy because anyway, so this is the sequel to that It is set on a fictional Caribbean island where you are playing is a guerilla fighter working the overthrow the island's dictatorship. Plastic far cry game. First person shooter. Just a crazy adventure. Uh, Next up God of War, the latest God of war game that came out. It was technically the fourth God of war game, but it was just titled God of War. There is an upcoming sequel to that game. This will only be on PlayStation five. This is a well the originals were set in the Greek pantheon of gods with this crazy guy that was just going through and killing all these three gods. Well, they finish up Zeus and he moved up north. Now he's going after the Norse gods on the last game. Yeah, he was fighting the This one's cool. Apparently, Thor is going to show up. So you get a kick doors ass, So that'll be fun out of that job to do that. Somebody has to do it. Right. Um, Next step Halo. Infinite. This was this is technically Halo six. This.
Hurricane Iota Strengthens To Category 4
"Iota, now the 13th hurricane of the Atlantic season and is rated as a Category three storm by the National Hurricane Center. System continues to gain strength that was centered about 275 miles east of the Caribbean island of Providencia overnight and expected to pass her cross over the island sometime today and approach the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras later this evening, it could intensify, according to forecasters to a Category four storm.
Top 10 Haunted Crime Scenes
"Starting off our list of haunted crime scenes is the Eden Brown estate on the Caribbean island of Nevis. There're couple versions of this story and they all take place before a wedding. Of course, they do essentially the groom and the best man they get into a fight they pull out their vessels and they kill each other. Oh but they're not the ghosts of the Brown. Estate that would be the bride who still roams the estate and a long white gown waiting for her wedding day. Of course, she is the. Are. They're always brides dressed in their wedding clothes just waiting for their wedding day at these places and it's always really sad because i. they're also always like crying or like they look very like shock they've always been jilted. Yeah. It's not fair. No I. Don't like while in eighteen, twenty, two, this bride Julia. Huggins was set to marry Walter Maynard, his best dude John Huggins was going to be the best man but all was not well of course, there wasn't everyone died. Wheeler Alina a fight was a bruin. So there's like multiple stories about what actually happened and since the story was largely spread by tourism, they all vary a little bit. I feel like the best things in the worst things are always spread by doors. One hundred percent we can account for a lot with tourism well, like I said, there's a few theories. The first is that the grew was having an affair and the best man found out that was his sister. So he was like I'm upset and then the groom was like you are Eliah I think that was it that was it, but there's also some mortgage bonds. Okay. The next one is that the best man like I said was the bride's brother and the groom discovered that they were hooking up with each other on the low, and obviously he went a little bananas about that Allah incest a lot incest. So S- big ill. Another theory we've got another one says that the bride's father now, that's the dad this time was tried for mistreating his sleeves and this was in the eighteen hundred. So you know that was real bad. That was a sharp left turn sharp left. The groom having an affair. Yeah. That's like the classic in the best man is being a good dude and killed them died hero. It's a pretty good wrong com movie actually I picked up I like that one while historians think the real story dates back to a historical rivalry between the maynard and the huggins families the plantation itself dates back to the Century and it was at that time a beautiful property decorated with international furnishings from Africa and China. But today it's in ruins. Really. Sad. But sad torres claim to hear whales of a crying bride enslaves. ooh, and Julia is sometimes spotted in her wedding gown only during the full moon I don't hate that this is in ruin. Now what's meant to be will be yeah don't go there. It's terrible place. Nine. At number nine this week is leap castle and love this one according to ancient legends. Leap Castle is built on an ancient Druid holy site. ooh while we don't know if the druids used the land for human sacrifice, we do know that once the castle was built it did witness hundreds of murders I feel like that's just like what castles do. Yeah. Any good castle worth. Its name seen offend learning the hundreds of murders. You can't be a castle. You know it's a qualification. The best part of this place is that it's named after a little earl leap off a nearby cliff by an ancient Irish abandoned chieftain. ooh. Yeah. He jumped as a sign of bravery to win clan leadership from his brother later, it was taken over by the bloody carols. I want to be friends with them because you definitely don't want to be their enemy. Yeah. You don't want to be an enemy of the bloody. Oh Carols No. Well, they were known for throwing Red Wedding s dinner parties and just straight up killing their guests like the saddest episode of Game Fern. So to picture that was all is affecting me R.I.P Robb stark. Talk. About number be over it. Well, this was way back in the fifteen hundreds. So the it is pretty game of thrones Ian. Yeah. So the carols, this is one of my favorite things they built an uber yet a what an yet. and. What would happen was victims would fall through a trap door into this. googly. It in the remains of one hundred fifty people were found during a nineteen twenties renovation. So I think we have three major ghosts that we want to chat about really quick. Hit me up. One of the ghosts is called the Red Lady. It's an carol hostage, the murdered her baby. Oh, I don't WanNa be a part of them anymore. This is when I got off the OH. Carol, Bandwagon. You're. Not. In. She's looking for her baby though was murdered. Oh, I know and then we have thaddeus. So Carol who is a priest killed buys brother in a power grab anybody named Thaddeus as okay in my book thought he is a great name does the last one that I found was called the murdered lady was she murdered? No. We. Think she was I wouldn't Wanna be called the murdered lady later in life she shows up and she's naked has all yeah. Has a red cloth over her face and she just screams twice at you and then leaves that would change you as a person I think like to which say I leave I leave the Milky Way Galaxy. If that happened to me I would walk like five hundred miles and then I'd walk five hundred more which I would be so far. That's terrifying to me. No. Thanks. So we don't love that will in the sixteen hundreds after all that crazy. Oh, Carol business it changed hands and it went to Jonathan Darby who fell in love with an old carol daughter. So now it was just all about love right romance. Well, he still haunts the castle right now people as looking for his loss golds, but I think that's pretty priority of him. The other reports of things happening are doorbells ring with no one their tools move around without being touched There's like sounds of furniture moving people screaming, and then a carpenter that was working on the property once just left and he was like I'm never coming back to work because he walked five hundred miles and then five hundred more leap castle everybody.
WFH From Barbados
"Global tourism as you might expect, has been way down this year the number of people going overseas on vacation declined by a massive sixty, five percent in the first half of the air. But this hit was especially bad for Barbados the Caribbean island nation has built its economy around tourism, and normally this is a really great business more than a million tourists typically visit. Barbados. And they're all these businesses that depend on these tourist hotels and restaurants and local farms that supply the restaurants and all of these people count on the tourism sector. It makes about a third of Barbados's GDP as people started to halt their plans for trips to places like Barbados those jobs and businesses, they took a huge hit. So the country's Prime Minister Mia Motley. She had an idea and I spoke to UC skeet about this. He's the US director at the organization that promotes tourism to Barbados Prime Minister Recognize that we have an opportunity to welcome these individuals who are working. Remotely to come to Barbados enjoy all that the Allen has to offer and stole be able to work. So what it did is it allowed us to look beyond short-term visitor and create lungs. The visitor is on the island and the government developed a special new visa twelve months long, and they're just a few conditions you have to work for your employer back home ending at least fifty thousand dollars a year that is, you know you're not getting a job in Barbados also, you pay two thousand dollars application fee and you need your own health insurance which travel insurance can typically cover. Application is approved Bam. You can sit up let up in a hammock overlooking the Caribbean on horseback. Emiko horseback take your pick and you know probably not very surprisingly daring after having seen this ad over two thousand people like, Sean. Have applied for the welcome stamp visa and it doesn't sound like a ton but using explained why this is actually a really important economic boost, they have to find a place to live. They have to eat this hurtling going to participate in a lot of the attractions and activities in addition to that. Then no become because I can guarantee you want to come into the welcome stamping Barbados they're not gonNA WANNA leave. So they're also become a part of the voice that tells their friends and families at that. You must visit Barbados and I think that then has even longer term benefits and I. Think that's certainly a win win. But of course, this question comes up in my head, right like, could it really be this easy I? mean if it is maybe the entire population of the world is going to end up in the Caribbean. But to check this out, we went to talk to Tim Burgess. He's the CO founder of an international workforce company called Shield Jimbo he's working internationally is not always so simple. There's there's a whole lot of compliance and I guess I. Sort of administrative issues that people don't think about in this context. Tim says, there are two main obstacles to international working from home. So first of all, if you're going for a long length of time like at least six months, you have to start thinking about taxes. If you're for example going to Mexico you might become tax resident in Mexico, your employment say hold on now where liable for having employees Mexico, and of course, this is not just income tax right? Example, Hanshin State health insurance. Yeah. All the different components of social security a few moved from the US. To Franz the employees accost goes from about fifteen percent on top of the salary to forty seven to fifty percent on top of the summer. So it's not as easy as just going to a we work in Paris. It's a very gray area. Barbados got around this particular snag. They said, you do not need to pay taxes in Barbados with this particular visa just keep paying your taxes and social security to home country but Tim. Raises a second issue, which is if you'll say working for an American company but want to work overseas the company you work for start to need to comply with your new countries, regulations and labor laws like say, maybe you'll be forced to take the minimum twenty four vacation days required by Jim. Laurie. If you relate to Berlin, which would be sad. Yeah. I mean that would be a struggle, but I would be up for tackling that. So Barbados, really turned this gray area into a very simple and clear invitation to remote worker. They saw this. And so Darian you know we started talking about this and we were wondering like, is this the wave of the future? I really hope and my hope is that people take it up. It would be a really wonderful initiative and a great model that people could follow and a lot of other countries have realize there is a huge opportunity here Estonia has launched its own visa. So has Bermuda and so Shaun the business intelligence analyst from Charlotte she's a tastes case company said, yes, and to visa was approved and the horses in hammocks wait exactly excited I I couldn't believe it. I was like Oh my God he's actually going to happen. I'm excited to Sean paid her two thousand dollars visa fee, and she now has her flights booked for just a couple of weeks from now what are you looking forward to most about? Barbados the food. The food tasting. Some new flavors there flying fish is like their. Go to national dish it's something called flying fish, which I have no idea
Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state
"Of England loses her standing in one country. Simon Ellen reports Barbados says it intends to replace Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. Caribbean island's governor general argues it's time we left our colonial past behind formerly part of the British Empire, Barbados gained independence 54 years ago. Ah, host of former colonies have already dropped the queen and become Republics. Although she remains head of state for more than a dozen nations, including Canada. Andi Australia, the
Tropical Storm Isaias Soaking Puerto Rico With Heavy Rain; Could Threaten Florida This Weekend
"Tropical Storm Celia seems to be coming our way already bringing pounding rain and wind already hurricane battered Porto Rico in several other Caribbean island still rebuilding from Maria and other storms. Meteorologist Eric Blake, with the National Hurricane Center in Miami says really expected more Ah rainfall events in Puerto Rico 3 to 6 inches of rain or possible. With isolated maximum totals of eight inches. This type of rain could lead to life threatening flash flooding and mudslides. President Trump has approved an emergency declaration for areas like Puerto Rico forecast called for the storm to approach Florida by the weekend.
Tropical Storm Isaias Forms In Caribbean
"Tropical storm CCS is now forming in the Atlantic. With tropical storm warnings for several Caribbean islands. Now, in effect from meteorologist John Trump Tropical Storm Essa is has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. There are tropical storm warnings throughout the Caribbean. Most of the models are now trending that the storm will move more to the eastern side of Florida and be near Jacksonville, this coming Saturday night. Lisa is broke the record for the earliest ninth Atlantic named storms so far this year. Crystal ball Danielle Eduard Fay Girton. Hannah also set records for being the earliest named Atlantic Storm system for their
How Fast Can Lizards Evolve?
"We usually think of evolution as being near cosmetically slow process, and often it is after all living beings in our relationships with our environments can be really complex with dozens of genes, coming together to create the traits that help or hurt our chances of survival, but you don't have to be a germ or fruit fly or P. shoot to show change quickly. Today's episode is the strange story of a particularly swift lizard evolution. Stuff it's Christian Sager here so evolution takes time, but just how much time it takes is the issue. How long for instance did it take? Theropod dinosaurs to evolve into modern birds tens, if not hundreds of millions of years, but since the turn of the last century when American biologist Hermann bumpiest noticed that individuals sparrows in a population became larger as the result of one huge snowstorm, scientists have been observing instances of short bursts of evolutionary progress over a significantly brief period of time. definitive. Of rapid evolution are tough to come by though even in these days of advanced genetic testing, but a recent study published in the journal Science fines that over the course of just a few months green, a Noli lizards living in the area of the Mexico Texas border evolved rapid genetic tolerance to cold weather after an unusually frigid Winter Green Noli our warm weather reptiles that evolved on the Caribbean island of Cuba. They found their way to the mainland long ago, but a prolonged an extreme cold snap can really put the hurt on A. A population of no lease, the winter of twenty thirteen did just that before that year's famed polar vortex hit. However, the research team collected a no lease in August to find out just how cold one of these lizards could get before its motor function was compromised specifically, that is when it couldn't write itself. When it was knocked over, they collected no lease from five different sites across Texas and found that when gradually cooled in a chamber in the lab, the individuals from the southern most site became uncoordinated at around fifty two degrees Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit or eleven degrees Celsius, but the ones collected from the northern most site became unable to right themselves at around forty three degrees Fahrenheit or six degrees Celsius. Because the scientists already had genetic samples from the lizards in the first study when a few months later, temperatures plummeted to lowe's that hadn't been seen in fifteen years, the researchers went out and collected some of the surviving lizards from all five sites. They placed them in the same cooling chambers and found the southern. Most anomalies exhibited much more cold resistance than the ones had been. been collected back in the summer they could now stand strong in the face of forty three degrees, Fahrenheit or six degrees. Celsius aren a sequencing before and after the cold front also revealed significant differences between individuals from the southern genomic regions before and after the weather event by the way. Did you know that no lease? Living in urban areas have stinkier feet than their country cousins? Apparently, it's an evolutionary adaptation to having to cling to glass and metal now I want to be bitten by a radioactive ano- league so I can crawl wall.
Life in the Time of Corona
"A lot of emotions going on in the world. People are feeling a lot of emotion. Every minute right solicit people going stir crazy. It means a lot of stuff is coming up. And we're going to give you a little update on the corona virus. Pandemic there are now over two hundred and fifty thousand cases over ten thousand deaths. Italy has now become the country that has the highest death rate. More than three thousand. Four hundred this is surpassing China. Meanwhile there is some hopeful news that I hope we can trust. China is reporting that the rate of new infections is close to zero. I really really WANNA believe. The Chinese government and their government-sponsored media but still cove in nineteen is having a really intense impact on all of us. You know whether it's global travel whether it's the economy family members stuck someplace that can't get back you stuck in your own house. Then we have to listen to a president who is saying. Non Essential travel between the United States and Canada will be suspended. Yeah I mean not only in Canada but also on Friday the White House. They announced during a task force briefing the daily. Corona virus briefings that disclosure is now going to be extended to the. Us Mexico border starting this weekend and yeah you know both president trump and secretary of state. Mike Pompeo at the press conference. They just toss it out there like calling it. The Chinese virus and that term has been a controversy all this week for its racism and how trump administration continues to use it the A. J. A. Which is Association of Asian American Journalists Publish. A joint statement with other journalism groups essentially condemning the use of terms like that and then maybe was predictable for me. This whole notion of like now. We're closing. These borders because migrants are bringing in the virus. I mean it was so obvious at this was where it was going to go unchecked immigration. And it's clear that trump. We shouldn't be surprised that that's what he said. Because you know that's basically just plays into the trump xenophobic playbook on immigration. Of course. He's saying now that he knew about this virus all the time and he knew how seriously he was taking it. I guess we were the last ones to know on Thursday Australia and New Zealand. Both announced that they're closing their borders to foreign nationals. But I did see this picture of like a beach. I think in Australia. That was packed and I was like Kay mixed messages. Stop looking at photos of beaches. That's a really smart gate. Stop looking at photos of beaches. So you see this money up Thursday night and California. The largest state in America. California Governor Gavin Newsom. He ordered over nearly forty million people in the state to stay home which is called shelter in place except when necessary indefinitely. He said indefinitely blissett muddy at one of the things that people aren't talking about and I I mentioned Mexico. You know covert nineteen. This is a crisis also happening. In Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of travel. Most countries in South America have enforced. Some kind of restriction. Guatemala was the first country to ban foreign travellers including travelers from the US. That happened last week. The land borders in Brazil have travel restrictions now to foreign visitors are ten Dina close. Its borders completely to non-residents Chile Peru Columbia have all closed their borders completely to try to get ahead of the spread and actually one our contributors. His brother his stuck in bed waiting for the United States to get them out so he's stuck with his family. We tweeted about it and Latin America. Alone there over twelve hundred. Cova nineteen cases. And I know I'm bringing like you know bad Juju but we did share this cute little song out of Latin America for kids about washing their hands said we both tweeted. And I can't get it out of my head Alan Rightist. So that's a little that we got this week but all this money on that song or anything what is going through your mind. Well I'M GONNA learn how to do that dance. That's like a frog in that video. Sing that song. I WanNa see you. You should videotape that. That's the context. What's that thing that kids do with the the music? What's that Tick Tock? Okay so my daughter is like become expert on to talk. And she's teaching me things but look very specifically very very very specifically what I said at the top of the show which is that. Everybody is feeling this. It's getting really close to all of us in so many ways. You know my mom and my brother are in Mexico. They were supposed to come back. They live there half the year. There were supposed to come back. I don't know when I'm going to see them again. To be honest like that's happening now like we as you know. I was on my way to Mexico to report a really important story. About how in the middle of all of this virus there are people still fleeing for their lives from gang members. I was going back to Mexico to Tapa Chula to report on a young refugee who may actually be one of the lucky ones because he just got inside Mexico while because what's happening is that countries are shutting. Down was actually the first one before they had any case of covert nineteen they did a national shutdown quarantine essentially really extraordinary in terms of forward thinking. Now people think that was a smart decision. Dominican Republic has cancelled flights from Milan. Which is you know. I mean the. Dr Boondock Anna Direct flights from to the Dr This is what sustains the tourist industry is is what sustains much of the economy again. I have these images of like. How do you do proper social distancing in Latin America? The human connection being able to hug people like we like we do that. We Hook people that we hug and kiss people that we just inner DNA. We hug it out all the time. How educate you know so? I know that's happening and the other thing. I'm sure you're thinking of. Julio is the return of of authoritarianism of the troops on the street to keep people out on America if for their own safety but now who again it just memories of empty streets with tanks patrolling down them in the streets of Santiago or is or really need these are all things that have happened under the guise of a code nineteen virus that this could be. The return of it is very disconcerting. What about you? I mean I'm thinking about what the there's a lot of things happening in Puerto Rico. Curfews businesses shutting down. I'm trying to call attention to the fact that the Puerto Rican economy. Just it's shot and this is just. GonNa add more pain. Think about this. You know earthquakes now. There's covert nineteen. There's a lot of anxiety. Let's not forget the Caribbean Haiti. The Dr. You know all the Caribbean islands. That don't have the access that don't have the resources and I do believe that. He was being ignored once again by the United States. I know the federal government's having so many issues with its response in the mainland. The was not even a Blimp. But one of the things that you mentioned. Maria is the impact that the crisis at the pandemic is having on refugees and asylum seekers in when it comes to immigration in this country so this week several immigration courts have postponed hearings already last week in Immigration Court Seattle's shutdown temporarily because of the spread another thing about the immigration courts of the Department of Justice. If you actually read the document. They didn't say they're like ending hearings. Things can happen via telephone and things can happen. Be a video conferencing so I think people are thinking that everything stopping. It's not then on Tuesday. Trump like just announces that he's GonNa turn back all asylum-seekers at the southern border to prevent the corona virus spreading in detention facilities. When in fact from what I understand the spread came from the north down. You know I mean. Cases in the United States happened way before anything in Latin America. But that's what he's saying. Isis also issued a statement on Wednesday saying that they're adjusting their enforcement to focus primarily on immigrants detained for criminal reasons. So I guess we're back Obama. The ICE statement came after they arrested a man in L. A. Who is buying groceries for his family ahead of the city's call for self quarantine because he was on their list due to a past. Dui conviction so there you