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"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"To schedule your free in home estimates. 9 11 air raid sirens are sounding in Ukraine today as new explosions are being reported there. It comes as president Vladimir zelensky is likening the recapture of the southern city of her son to the allied landings in France on D-Day in World War II. Joining us live for more is WTO national security correspondent JJ green JJ, good morning, what are you hearing this morning? You want it John and Joan. About an hour ago, all hell seemed to break loose in Ukraine. Several people that I am in constant contact with all hit me at the same time with text or social media messages saying that air raid sirens are blasting all around the country. And once apparently happening is a stream of missiles are coming in, many of them they think have been launched from the Caspian Sea, which is long range, have been dropping in along a lot of different areas around the country. And this is a situation that they are very familiar with. This has been happening on Mondays, usually, but today is the Tuesday, and they are prepared for it on any day, but they say this day it is happening again. They're not exactly sure how long this will last these air raid sirens are still going off. People are in bomb shelters in cube and many other locations around the country. Johnny Jones. So president volodymyr zelensky just kind of celebrated the recapturing of her son. Does it have anything to do with that, do you think? Is there a link between the two events? Well, I've asked this question before and I've been chastised by our Ukrainian friends saying, essentially, this is not retaliation. They're saying, you know, starting the war wasn't retaliation for something. And they're basically saying, this isn't Russia responding to anything. It's basically Russia just doing what it does. What we know this morning is that two residential buildings in Kyiv have been hit, obviously they're going to be some casualties looking at the pictures. There are some pretty serious casualties of 5 story garden style type apartment, I suppose, maybe not a garden style, but it's a 5 story apartment that's been devastated by these missiles, and they say Russia just does this essentially the military simply because they just hate Ukrainians. National security correspondent JJ green. Thank you, JJ
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"Capable intercontinental ballistic missiles from the land from sea and cruise missiles, fired by some of their strategic bombers, the two U 95 MS strategic bombers, long-range bombers, defense ministers, Sergey shoigu essentially told Vladimir Putin in a readout or rather a debrief to him that the exercise that they had quote practiced was successful saying essentially that they were, quote, delivering a massive nuclear strike by strategic offensive forces in response to an enemy strike, basically a response to being attacked by someone else who launched a nuclear strike. We're told Vladimir Putin observed the tests. Can you characterize the importance of that and the messaging behind it? Well, it's really significant for Vladimir Putin and those that understand what Russia is doing, see exactly what it is that he was hoping to achieve by doing this. He's desperate. He's in a situation where nothing traditional and conventional is working. The threat of a nuclear strike a massive nuclear strike on Russia is nonsensical. Nobody's going to do that. But is Russia going to essentially strike Ukraine? The messaging here is we have a lot of different types of nuclear weapons and we can, including tactical nuclear weapons. So basically what he's trying to do is to show the world that they have nuclear weapons. They work, Ukraine should be afraid of them, and you don't know when we're going to use them. What is the latest right now in the war in Ukraine? What are we seeing in terms of action recently? Well, it's pretty complicated, but Ukrainian forces have continued their southern counter offensive, although we haven't heard a lot about it because we sort of been preoccupied with these drones strikes. And cruise missiles being launched from the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and other places by Russia. But this counter offensive is continuing. Ukrainians are still dying because Russia is still attacking civilian targets, but Ukraine is continuing to fight back. One thing of note for the American audience, the body of an American volunteer who volunteered to fight along with Ukraine and died there, his body has been returned, handed over to Ukrainian officials and assuming pretty soon that he will be returned home his name is Alan Jones. He was an army veteran. And also ten Ukrainian servicemen were returned in a prisoner swap. So even though this fighting goes on, there is this confusion, there's this
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"Is WTO news. News time, 1211 Now to the latest on the war, this morning Russia conducted nuclear drills and Russian president Vladimir Putin apparently monitored them. The Kremlin says all tasks in the exercise were actually fulfilled and all the missiles that were test fired reached their designated targets. Now The White House says Moscow did inform the U.S. of the drill in advance. This morning, WTO national security correspondent JJ green is covering. There were test launches of nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missiles from the land from sea and cruise missiles, fired by some of their strategic bombers, the two U 95 MS strategic bombers, long-range bombers. Defense ministers Sergey shoyu essentially told Vladimir Putin in a readout or rather a debrief to him that the exercise that they had quote practiced was successful saying essentially that they were, quote, delivering a massive nuclear strike by strategic offensive forces in response to an enemy strike, basically a response to being attacked by someone else who launched a nuclear strike. We're told Vladimir Putin observed the tests. Can you characterize the importance of that and the messaging behind it? Well, it's really significant for Vladimir Putin and those that understand what Russia is doing, see exactly what it is that he was hoping to achieve by doing this. He's desperate. He's in a situation where nothing traditional and conventional is working. The threat of a nuclear strike a massive nuclear strike on Russia is nonsensical. Nobody's going to do that. But is Russia going to essentially strike Ukraine? The messaging here is we have a lot of different types of nuclear weapons and we can, including tactical nuclear weapons. So basically what he's trying to do is to show the world that they have nuclear weapons. They work, Ukraine should be afraid of them, and you don't know when we're going to use them. What is the latest right now in the war in Ukraine? What are we seeing in terms of action recently? Well, it's pretty complicated, Deb, but Ukrainian forces have continued their southern counter offensive, although we haven't heard a lot about it because we've sort of been preoccupied with these drone strikes. And cruise missiles being launched from the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and other places by Russia. But this offensive is continuing. Ukrainians are still dying because Russia is still attacking civilian targets, but Ukraine is continuing to fight back. One thing of note for the American audience, the body of an American volunteer who volunteered to fight along with Ukraine and died there. His body has been returned, handed over to Ukrainian officials and did assuming pretty soon that he will be returned home. His name is Alan Jones. He was an army veteran. And also ten Ukrainian servicemen were returned in a prisoner swap. So even though this fighting goes on, there is this confusion. There's this complexity about nuclear weapons. There are some channels that are open between the Russians and the Ukrainians. With the latest of the war between Russia and Ukraine national security correspondent JJ green
Air raid warnings: Ukraine residents back in shelters
"Air raid sirens throughout Ukraine have sent some residents back into shelters after months of relative calm in the capital and many other cities The lull has led many Ukrainians to ignore the regular sirens that Monday's attacks now has given them new urgency Besides the usual sounds key residence have been jolted by a new type of loud alarm that Blair's automatically from their mobile phones the caustic sounding alert is accompanied by a text warning of the possibility of missile strikes the Ukrainian air force says Russian TU 95 and TU one 60 bombers have operated over the Caspian Sea and launched missiles over Ukrainian territory but did not provide more information about the targets I'm Charles De Ledesma
"caspian sea" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This one from the northern town of amul near the Caspian Sea shows a group of men and women chasing away a fire truck, but the protesters are being chased themselves and hundreds have been arrested. There are long queues in front of Tehran's notorious evian prison where families of the arrested have been trying to find out what has happened to their relatives. Or we can hear one story now and it is a very uncomfortable one. It's of a woman in her 50s who is among those detained in the Iranian capital over the past week. We have voiced her words and we are not naming her for her own safety. They arrested me on Wednesday when I was at the protest with my colleagues in Tehran. They were young officers who slapped us, kicked us, and ultimately arrested us. Younger protesters tried to help us run away. My Friends did, but I'd been kicked in the stomach and couldn't walk. An officer put me on the ground and put her boot on my back. They tied my hands, lifted me by my arms, and pushed me into a van. I told the soldier that according to Islamic law, you should not touch a woman. She said she didn't care, and she called me a prostitute. There were female officers in the van. They looked horrifying. One was very big and strong. She slapped me and called me a whore. They called me an Israeli spy. There were other girls in the van, but they were much younger. When I saw their bravery, I gathered my own strength. They helped me. They were shouting and making fun of the officers. Eventually, they gathered other protesters, including two or three men and took us to a police station. There, the young soldiers who seemed like they were also unhappy with the situation, received us. They put at least 60 of us women in a small room. It was so small we couldn't sit or move much. They said we could not use the bathroom, and if we got hungry, we could eat our stool. They confiscated our phones. I still don't have my phone. After almost a day of us shouting and screaming and protesting in that small room, they started threatening that if we didn't keep quiet, they would rape us At some point, they let us make a phone call to let our families know where we were. I told them I couldn't remember anyone's number, and I didn't have my phone. But they said they didn't care. I was able to call a relative to tell my children where I was. After another two or three hours, my family showed up at the station and were told they were allowed to bail us out. I had told them I had heart disease and needed medication. But they told me they didn't care and that I should die. After I got released, I learned one of my arms was broken. I'm still in shock. We heard there from an Iranian woman who was protesting. Against the death in police custody of 22 year old masa amini, you're listening
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"In the northern part of Ukraine. That's been their target they've been missile strikes at least three people have been killed. Another half dozen or more have been injured. And that's not the only place there have been other places that they've targeted, but for some reason Jenny pro has faced the lion's share of Russia's missiles, but Ukraine has shot down four of missiles launched from Russian territory or at least from Russian military assets towards dnipro, some of them from hundreds of miles away in the Caspian Sea region. They've shot these missiles down. This means that Ukraine has put that long-range missile defense system technology that they've been getting from the U.S. and others and to service and it appears as though they are working. Russia's continuing to launch missiles, but these systems that Ukraine has gotten from the west appears to be doing yeoman's work and protecting the nation. JJ, can we say at this point where this war is headed, one day there's a lull. Then the fighting picks back up. What do we think is next? Well, that kind of is the narrative when it comes to war. You can never predict where essentially a day will go unless you have some kind of definitive understanding of the strategy and Russia doesn't have one. We do know that Ukraine is trying its best to defend the country. So Russia is doing what it can do. Since withdrawing from snake island on the 30th of June, Russia has been attempting to deny Ukraine, the ability to use it. But on the 13th of July, air strikes by two Russian fighter jets fail to hit that island, and this is significant because it shows the pattern of Russia's air forces failing to successfully engage in this tactical battle. And if Ukraine is able to own that airspace and own that island, they can continue to do what they need to do to liberate their grain to liberate their economy. Russia appears to be failing by trying to essentially attack that area. But it seems as though they're failing in other parts of the country as well. The intelligence we're seeing today suggest that Russia is really falling into a situation where it can't predict what it's going to be able to achieve from one day to the next. But the latest in the war between Russia and Ukraine that's double DT op national security correspondent JJ green and the conversation with Brennan and Shawn. You are listening to one O 3.5 FM in WTO P dot com. You want to feel important. You want to be a part of something bigger. Something that matters and can help change things. You want to feel like you belong. We know we felt that way too, and that's why we
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"The latest on Ukraine now this morning, there was new shelling in Ukraine after this week's deadly missile strike there. This morning WTO national security correspondent JJ green with more. This activity has essentially been targeting the dnipro in the northern part of Ukraine. That's been their target to have been missile strikes at least three people have been killed another half dozen or more have been injured. And that's not the only place. There have been other places that they've targeted, but for some reason Jeanette pro has faced the lion's share of Russia's missiles, but Ukraine has shot down four of missiles launched from Russian territory or at least from Russian military assets towards dnipro, some of them from hundreds of miles away in the Caspian Sea region, they've shot these missiles down. This means that Ukraine has put that long-range missile defense system technology that they've been getting from the U.S. and others into service and it appears as though they are working. Russia's continuing to launch missiles, but these systems that Ukraine has gotten from the west appears to be doing yeoman's work in protecting the nation. JJ, can we say at this point where this war is headed, one day there's a lull, and then the fighting picks back up. What do we think is next? Well, that kind of is the narrative when it comes to war. You can never predict where essentially a day will go unless you have some kind of definitive understanding of the strategy and Russia doesn't have one. We do know that Ukraine is trying its best to defend the country. So Russia is doing what it can do. I mean, since withdrawing from snake island on the 30th of June, Russia has been attempting to deny Ukraine, the ability to use it. But on the 13th of July, air strikes by two Russian fighter jets fail to hit that island, and this is significant because it shows the pattern of Russia's air forces failing to successfully engage in this tactical battle. And if Ukraine is able to own that airspace and own that island, they can continue to do what they need to do to liberate their grain to liberate their economy. Russia appears to be failing by trying to essentially attack that area, but it seems as though they're failing in other parts of the country as well. The intelligence we're seeing today suggest that Russia is really falling into
Russian missiles kill at least 23 in Ukraine, wound over 100
"Ukraine says the latest target of Russian missiles is a city in the country's southeast I'm Ben Thomas with the latest This time Ukrainian officials say the cruise missiles were fired from Russian strategic bombers over the Caspian Sea They hit a factory in nipro on the dnieper river for missiles were intercepted Air strikes also were reported in kremenchuk another city along the knee south of Kyiv Earlier in the day the southern city of Mikhail was the target firefighters dousing smoking wreckage after at least ten explosions President Vladimir zelensky says universities were hit along with the shipbuilding institute He said since launching its invasion Russia has struck more than 2000 educational institutions from kindergartens to universities
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"This morning. In fact, coming up in about 15 minutes. That's a much later. Dave Johnson, whatever you tell me sports. The top stories we're following for you this morning on WTO. Fairfax county police are investigating arson and graffiti left their Catholic Church in Reston over the weekend. Police say it comes as a result of the divisive Supreme Court ruling that overturned abortion rights. Meantime, the Supreme Court will release more decisions today, decisions on school prayer, the remain in Mexico immigration policy, aimed environmental rules, loom among 7 total decisions that are still pending from the court. Leaders in Ukraine say a missile attack on the capital city of key over the weekend may have been a symbolic attack as a group of 7 leaders met yesterday ahead of a NATO summit starting tomorrow. The Ukrainian air force has planes launched the missiles from over the Caspian Sea more than 900 miles away. Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes. Anna rental county police are taking aim at speeders from the air. Back on Friday, officers made 19 traffic stops and issued 24 citations and 5 warnings for what they called egregious speed violations on route ten during an aerial speed enforcement effort. Now the aviation unit observed multiple triple digit speed violations and then relayed the violator information to units who were on the ground. Triple digit speed readings range from a 110 miles an hour, somebody was doing all the way up to a 169 mph. Now this enforcement effort is a continuation of directed enforcement patrols conducted on various county roads as a result of crashes
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"75 and hyattsville and we're at 74° here in friendship heights. It's 7 41 in Russia is once again targeting the Ukrainian capital after weeks of relative calm there, long-range missiles hit residential areas of Kyiv and joining us live on Skype now as WTO national security correspondent JJ green, good morning, JJ, what can you tell us about this latest attack over the weekend? Good morning, John and Bruce. Keith was attacked by long range missiles according to Ukrainian intelligence they say that these missiles came from the Caspian Sea, most likely from aircraft. And they also say that these missiles cost Russia $5 million apiece. So they don't have a lot of them. So this also suggests to just how desperate Russia is to attack key, but it's also sort of confirmation of something we've heard several weeks ago from U.S. officials that even though they've been bogged down in southern and eastern Ukraine, they still haven't given up trying to attack Ukraine's capital of Kyiv and they also suggested as well. Belarus may be involved in this process at some point. Now apparently the U.S. is set to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine as well. Yeah, there is something called a long-range network to missile. And they are definitely talking about doing this. The U.S. is probably most likely trying to get these missiles to Ukraine sometime within the next couple of weeks, at least I know the purchase or the plan to put them on order is supposed to take place. It's an advance to medium long range surface to air, missile defense system in reality, and it's designed to help Ukraine fend off attacks like the one that took place from this long range ship posting in the Caspian Sea. What do you know about some of the sanctions being talked about at the G 7 summit this week? Well, they're going to be more. They're going to be deeper, gold is going to be essentially one of those sanctions that's put out there. There are some other things that aren't quite clear yet and I'm not going to pretend to know all the details not being in the room and certainly a lot of the stuff that they're talking about. They haven't announced yet. Specifically, but we do know the screws are going to get tighter in Russia. And things are going to continue to become problematic for them. It's interesting that Ukraine's president zelensky today is asking the allies to help them end this war by the end of the year. And so we're at the, we're deep into the 6th month of the year. So that would be a pretty tall order, but these sanctions, whatever it is, whatever it is that comes is designed to hasten this war to an end, whether that happens, we don't know. Appreciate it, JJ, thank you, WTO's national
"caspian sea" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Man is what traders really want here is monetary policy action not one of the more than 20 economists polled by Bloomberg Believe we're actually going to get a rate hike tomorrow So in the absence of that the only things that really could cause a turnaround in the lira here are geopolitics potentially and some of the domestic policies the treasury minister has been going out and trying to get companies to freeze prices for consumers So as not to feed in that now 70% year on year inflation On the geopolitical front we're closely watching delegations of Swedish and finish officials in the country today They're going to meet with Ibrahim kalen he's a very important adviser to president Erdoğan Turkey's decision or its statements of not wanting to support Sweden and Finland's bids for NATO membership have weighed on assets according to economists So any progress there could be something that's potentially bullish for the lira But in the absence of that I mean maybe we're looking at foreign currency intervention by state banks but the economic picture just really negative for the lira right now So it doesn't seem like there's too much out there that really could stem this slide Yeah remarkable moves in the currency over the last 5 training sessions So let's get to the Russia Ukraine element because Russia is making moves to boost Iran trade I mean the U.S. sanctions What's happening on that front Do we have any numbers Well they want to get to $10 billion a year of trade They were at something like 3 billion last year and Iranian officials very much want to change that One thing that could potentially help them do so is deputy prime minister from rush Alexander Novak is in Tehran today according to local news And the focus at least for the Iranian side seems to be making the stem cells a conduit for trade from Russia to the Indian Ocean So you could potentially have a train line from the Caspian Sea going to the Indian Ocean that would help Russia export more goods You know the caveat to this however is that further cooperation between Russia and Iran yes they've been friends for a long time but it's not so great when you look at the European U.S. perspective and the potential for a return to the Iranian nuclear deal that would return Iranian oil to the market and probably boost the Iranian economy Also not productive for that deal some headlines coming out of Israel where the prime minister says that President Biden and the United States so then they're not going to remove the IRGC the Iranian revolutionary guard corps from a terrorist that was really the key sticking point in those discussions right now So nothing here that really indicates that there's any positive momentum for that deal but maybe some more momentum on terms of Russia Iranian trade Well let's talk a little bit about what's going on with you there on the grind It's about upward investment isn't it Their trophy asset hunting maybe The guitarist they want to invest 10 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"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"Looking to pull the plug completely we hear on Russian oil and gas soon So what are some alternatives I'll be national security correspondent JJ green this morning speaks with Bert Watson manager of transcaspian resources and energy investment management company exploring oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea region It's a viable part of the solution to the caucus region The caucuses of Azerbaijan even Armenia Georgia even a little bit of turkey perhaps They have a bit of an energy deficit in the exportable opportunities So they're diminishing or not able to completely fulfill their domestic requirements So Turkmenistan via the southern gas corridor which is a corridor $33 billion gas quarter goes from Baku all the way into Italy It's close enough to maxed out as far as volume goes and capacity to where even if you had 30 vcm the sizable chunk of what Europe would need You can't get it all the way to Europe So the best opportunity we have is to make a dent in the caucuses And supply one region with energy security and stability via a reliable source from Turkmenistan and creating that reliable source from Turkmenistan is a bit of a challenge But what that enables turkey and Azerbaijan to do is if they're meeting domestic supplies they have a little more of an opportunity to pivot their availability onward to Europe and fulfill the contracts that they have to help supply part of that As I said mosaic of fulfilling the requirements that's lacking How long would it take for that to become a reality How long would it take to get it from the ground to somebody's house in Europe Normally these kinds of projects take a decade or so And as I mentioned before there's something else court or going from Baku to Italy is already there It's a sunk cost if you will It exists In the Caspian a third of the way from Baku into the Caspian and a third of the way from Turkmenistan into the Caspian are two working platforms They're operating and in their infrastructure in place What's missing is a 42 mile link between the two that gets flared vented methane and other gases into a pipeline that gets three maybe four in two Azerbaijan Georgia and maybe even turkey That's enough to give them additional stability that allows them to continue adding a little bit of their export capability into Europe And.
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"Europe is looking to pull the plug completely we hear on Russian oil and gas soon So what are some alternatives I'll be national security correspondent JJ green this morning speaks with Bert Watson manager of transcaspian resources and energy investment management company exploring oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea region It's a viable part of the solution to the caucus region The Caucasus of Azerbaijan even Armenia Georgia even a little bit of turkey perhaps They have a bit of an energy deficit in the exportable opportunities So they're diminishing or not able to completely fulfill their domestic requirements So Turkmenistan via the southern gas corridor which is a corridor $33 billion gas quarter goes from Baku all the way into Italy It's close enough to maxed out as far as volume goes and capacity to where even if you had 30 vcm the sizable chunk of what Europe would need you can't get it all the way to Europe So the best opportunity we have is to make a dent in the caucuses and supply one region with energy security and stability via a reliable source from Turkmenistan and creating that reliable source from Turkmenistan is a bit of a challenge But what that enables turkey and Azerbaijan to do is if they're meeting domestic supplies they have a little more of an opportunity to pivot their availability onward to Europe and fulfill the contracts that they have to help supply part of that As I said mosaic of fulfilling the requirements that's lacking How long would it take for that to become a reality How long would it take to get it from the ground to somebody's house in Europe Normally these kinds of projects take a decade or so And as I mentioned before there's something asked court or going from Baku to Italy is already there It's a sunk cost if you will It exists In the Caspian a third of the way from Baku into the Caspian and a third of the way from Turkmenistan into the Caspian are two working platforms They're operating and in their infrastructure in place What's missing is a 42 mile link between the two that gets flared of vented methane and other gases into a pipeline that gets three maybe four and two Azerbaijan Georgia and maybe even turkey That's enough to give them additional stability that allows them to continue adding a little bit of their export capability into Europe And the.
"caspian sea" Discussed on WTOP
"61 and annandale now 58 Some of us dropping to the middle 50s late tonight It's ten 41 Knew this evening intelligence provided by the United States helped the Ukrainians sink the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet last month It's been seen as one of the most dramatic battlefield successes of this more than 70 day old war The U.S. says it gave Ukrainian intelligence about the location of the ship but was not involved in the decision to attack it Shane Harris covers intelligence and national security for The Washington Post He was with us earlier tonight on WTO The level of intelligence and some of the specificity of it is helping Ukraine to rack up these successes in this case to launch this successful attack on the mosque but also we know from our sources that it's really proving to be an advantage when they're trying to engage with land based forces when they're trying to hit a Russian command and control centers So this U.S. intelligence is really helping the Ukrainians know where to go find their targets Last night we learned that the U.S. has also been providing intelligence about Russian units and that intelligence has helped Ukrainians target and kill many of the Russian generals who have been killed in action It's at least a dozen and counting Ukrainian fighters at Mario's pulverized steel plant are holding out against Russian troops It's an increasingly desperate effort to keep Moscow from taking the strategic port city The wife of one fighter says that the troops will not surrender and that her husband told her words of goodbye Meantime Europe is looking to pull the plug completely on Russian oil and gas soon It raises the question about alternatives WTO's national security correspondent JJ green speaks with Bert Watson He's the manager of trans Caspian resources and energy investment management company exploring oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea region The fourth largest gas reserves in the world are in Turkmenistan So the best opportunity we have is to make a dent in the caucuses and supply one region with energy security and stability via a reliable source from Turkmenistan And creating that reliable source from Turkmenistan is a bit of the challenge But what that enables turkey and Azerbaijan to do is if they're meeting domestic supplies they have a little more of an opportunity to pivot their availability onward to Europe and fulfill the contracts that they have to help supply part of that As I said mosaic of fulfilling the requirements that's lacking How long would it take for that to become a reality How long would it take to get it from the ground to somebody's house in Europe Normally these kinds of projects take a decade or so The timing on this there are some aggressive estimates that say once all the agreements are in place it could be done in four months and about $400 million Bird Watson manager of trans Caspian resources Europe also has oil and gas options in the Middle East and Africa Frowns on the faces of caps fans tonight that story coming up Here frontline voices on public safety in partnership with Verizon fema responds to a broad range of emergencies It even coordinated resources during the pandemic As we've evolved in our capabilities our roles have expanded Kim caddis director of the office of National Capital Region coordination says the agency's role will continue expanding due in part to new technology Our imaginations are really the only limiting factor in the realm of technology enhancements for emergency management I'm Nick agnelli For.
"caspian sea" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Don't know probably new york and you see consumable kevin. How much is a ten of your caviar. If that's in fact how we measure it. Well the one the one that you have was the four point four ounce one and that one is three ninety five bitch so that's four hundred bucks worth a hundred bucks an ounce cami now hundred bucks. It's not anymore if you go to any caviar like that one. You're getting direct from the farm but if you go to a distributor they're going to sell the same amount for a little bit more so is there. Is there such thing as cheap caviar. That's good so. I know bit like that There there's twenty seven species of surgeon and surgeon or the only fish that produced caviar There's another type of fish called like paddle fish or hackel back. That are kind of. They look like sturgeon louis. And then what's a lot. What's the most expensive. And then why beluga that. What it is so yeah out of the twenty seven species the the one from the caspian sea that are native to the caspian sea are the most expensive. And that was number one beluga and to cetera. Which is what you have. And then there's another. Siberian what's siberia. What's number one an ounce and what the fuck did you think you'd be doing when you're in high school The beluga is the most expensive. It's probably doubles the price of a cetera. Maybe but you gotta be really careful because there really isn't such thing anymore like so none of these species of sturgeon are actually none of them are from the wild it's all farmed There's no more of the sturgeon left in the caspian sea. So if it says beluga just you gotta belugas really highly regulated and. It's extremely together and it's really hard to farm. They have to become like twenty years old by the time they can produce rose. So you're that's not really available anymore but there is a lotta mus mislabeling would say what's the best way to eat it. I i swear to god. We ate our beluga stuff on pringles. Chaffetz with like some creme fresh and the caviar something on there. It seemed like yeah didn't need to be that high falutin. Well here's the thing like you can get beluga. That's been sitting on a shelf for three years or you can get beluga. That's that's that was harvested like last month so depending on what it tastes like. You're gonna eat it you know. Accordingly your substrates funny you say that because you know talk about like little bellini's or whatever the we we did a we did a wine tasting a million years ago for someone's bachelorette napa and we were served at on housemaid potato chips. So i think that's like a thing. Well thing but the the real way to serve it if you really if you're really into it is take a spoonful and put it on the like that fleshy part of your hand above your some knuckle like when you it. Looks like a little nugget of muscle right there. You put it there and you just like put your mouth get any other to that way you can taste it and then kind of determine what you wanna do with it that all right. So how long since like lotion pure out. How long does a fish need to be in your farm before you can harvest this species. We raised about Ten years wow yeah. It's a long wait and And mind you. That's like older stations. Mix male and female so we gotta get rid of the males as soon as possible and you can't do that until the opposite of yeah But you but you must eat the lamb or something and do something. I sent you guys. Some smoked third hour talk including surgeon. So i'm looking his fingers ban scales all over while you all do the american breakfast you think about like hash. Browns and bacon and eggs. Jews will love nice smoked surge sturgeon with bagel and cream cheese. All right well that's is hot. Smoke third in a little drier. 'cause we're using heat like hotter temperature. The cold smoked one. That you get like the jews like is that we need different break. We're going to bring in chris hansen. Anyone knows searching for it. Is chris handsome and expert. We'll put you on hold tried out. We'll we'll we'll communicate standby standby we'll put you on. Hold all right quick break. We'll bring in chris hansen and.
"caspian sea" Discussed on The Naked Scientists
"Here in the uk. Prime minister boris. Johnson has confirmed that the nineteen th of july. We'll see the country opening up with the removal of any remaining restrictions on how we socialize spend leisure time or work. We must be honest with ourselves that if we can't reopen our society in the next few weeks when will we be able to return to normal when indeed and despite climbing. Numbers of cases policymakers have justified the easing of controls by pointing out that hospital admissions and deaths remain thankfully low. But when chris smith spoke to love for a university disease model a duncan robertson. He pointed out that when considering the numbers of cases we're seeing doubling round every nine days the problem with that of course is that we're still getting this linked to hospitalizations hospitalizations doubling at around the same rate. How does that compare with what was going on. Inside january and last autumn. October november and indeed last april with january we had the alpha ovarian rates started to increase very quickly. But were there was virtually no vaccination in the population. Then what we're seeing now is. We're seeing most cases actually happening in in the unvaccinated and of course the unvaccinated our children and young people. But we're starting to see it creep into the twentysomethings thirty somethings forty somethings and this is what has happened. In the past with cases they start in young people who are mixing and then move up the age ranges but is that a valid comparison the past with the present because of a see the past where no one was vaccinated. We didn't have that protection. Which we think is is pretty good conferred by vaccination that we do now in those older people absolutely right. Vaccination has made a significant difference in terms of how much they go up those age ranges. now fast they got these injuries. But they're still going out plays angel traders. Because it's not as though you forty or fifty and everybody's had a vaccination so still if you look The latest figures we have about nine out of ten people Who have antibodies. Some people in their fifties sixties seventies eighties in the haven't had a vaccination or haven't had a second vaccination and of course with this delta variants more protectionist after that second explanation if we look at where we are in terms of the number of people who are in hospital compared with previous outbreaks. We've got about between one and two percent of all of the beds in the. Nhl is currently being used to treat people with crying ours. Historically we were getting up to the forties and fifties of percent. So it's hard to argue this time that we're putting the nhs under pressure so this really comes down to what we think about whether the health system can cope and I think various people have said that the health service will always cope. Essentially you have lots of covid cases that may come in and they will always be treated but of course you get this difference between should treat a covert patient or you should you treat a non covert patient and that's when you start having these trade offs and difficult decisions have to be made and really it's up to your definition about whether the nhs copes situations. I was talking to some senior managers at one of the uk's leading hospitals today and they told me that they're seeing quite a turnaround in terms of the type of person who then are caring for with corona virus compared with previously. They're seeing people who tend to be less ill and stay in hospital for less long and so they think that actually we should be more optimistic absolutely on average. We're seeing length of stay decreased since last waves but significant thing is what happens to the number of people in hospital and even though the average stay may be being below we still have people who are long-stay as people in intensive care so as well as looking at the races of people coming into hospital we have also had to look at the number of people in hospital. The numbers are really increasing on both. And if you get exponential growth or doubling of people coming into the hospital and that poses a significant problem for the number of people in hospital. Yeah sure but. I think it can grow exponentially but it doesn't mean it grows exponentially to a point where it compromises care. It certainly has done in the past but the numbers are much lower now. We we've got to say twenty to thirty people who are passing away compared to you know in one case fifteen hundred people in a day earlier in the year. The problem is we're still seeing link between the rate of cases increasing and the rates of hospitalizations increasing so even though we may have very low levels it only takes a few doubling 's for that to become very significant and really that link between cases and hospitalizations hasn't been broken so if you allow more more dublin's of cases you're going to allow more and more doubling of hospitalizations. We'll see what happens. There as we approached ally the nineteenth that was duncan robertson. Last week the ocean caught fire twice. Now not something you can say every day. Firstly the gulf of mexico hosted a glowing eye of fire not far from offshore oil rig and then just two days later and on the opposite side of the world a massive fireball erupted from the caspian sea creating a column that could be easily seen from forty five miles away. I spoke to geologist. Mock ten gate from the university of adelaide to find out what actually happened. There was a leak in a gas pipeline. Near one of the major oil and gas fields in the gulf of mexico that causes a lot of gas oviously to leak out of the pipeline and lightning tonight'd that bubbling guests and caused. The big is a flame that we all saw on the social media incredibly dramatic..
"caspian sea" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"And all of a sudden holy crap in an earthquake. Is anyone else worried. I know that yesterday's post game show was alarming and apocalyptic as adam mckay talked about horrible things happening in climate change. But when you see video from new york of brown water filling up the subway because there's all sorts of flooding and it's just a little piddly storm compared to the storms that are headed our way earlier than they ever have been and scarier and in greater numbers than they ever have been as a mud. Volcano goes off in the caspian sea and the pacific is set on fire by an oil company. One hundred nineteen billion dollars in debt already before that fire if you poke around on the ties to that pipeline. You can understand why no one was in a huge rush to to fix that thing just saying do google search good god though. We tried to put some roaring twenties music on it yesterday. Mckay suggested that we go forward with the laugh track and porn music if we have any rights to that. How can you discuss this stuff in a way that isn't super alarmist and i asked the question again and i know that they're earthquakes out there all the time and it's just an entree point here for an entry point here for me to talk about the greater concerns of the things happening to the environment. Here is i don't know i saw something the other day that Just just this horrible smell because millions of fish had just been baked on a shoreline that had You know that had receded and the sun was so hot that it was creating all sorts of chaos. What does it have to be to get our attention away. That's real. I'm asking you seriously. I'm asking the audience this seriously to really worry about the.
"caspian sea" Discussed on The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast
"There's a lot of unforeseen little adventures that can arise on the way we camped. I'd say probably seventy five percents of the way. And as i mentioned before probably about twenty five percent that would be in what you may call a hotel especially especially as we got a little bit further east in the more populated eastern side of china crossing the caspian sea being wouldn't say stranded but i guess stranded on on russian bards across the caspian sea to hitchhike in somewhere equipment across the mountains from trigger stand in china and bypassing a war and whole bunch of intermittent little surprises along. The way were a couple of the a couple of the adventures parts of that particular expedition with. Tda sounds amazing. When i think of bicycle tour companies. I think of the typical. Or we're gonna take you to the alps or the pure knees in france and a week long cycling trip so to learn about company that is doing not only multi week but multi-month trips it. It's pretty amazing to check out. Yeah for sure. And as you mentioned these are bike pack or cycling expeditions really because at an aide to be. There's no real guarantees but the the skill set that. Tda and primary staff have for keeping thumb on the pulse knowing what's going on internationally and having communications and these guys are experts at logistics problem solving. And it's just amazing anytime that do get the opportunity to work with these guys. Th they can make pretty much anything happened and deal with things in such a calm and collected manner that even as a professional guidance of worked in of different genres is always something to learn with how these guys are able to choreograph and really have these successful trips going through these amazing areas that You may not have otherwise thought you could even expose yourself to. That is absolutely both an art and science to bringing group through some of these countries even landing in the airport and figuring out how to get your gear together and how to get the right port or or car having someone in the background just handling lewis. Logistics can something. That's still truly going to be an epic adventure that's gonna push your personal limits a little bit easier and and frankly a little bit safer to pull off..
"caspian sea" Discussed on Keep Calm and Cauliflower Cheese Podcast
"Hey here have another letter changer. So offer would not arms and no legs. Not for nothing. Did the long riders guild described author. Murrow cabinet the hetero hereditary high king of lent stor as the most astonishing equestrian explore the nineteenth century for though his arms missed stumps only just able to meet across his chest and his legs. Virtually non-existent occurs laid on buys. Mother lady herrick cavern. I was blamed. He completed an astonishing five thousand mile journey from island to india norway russia and the caspian sea and the persian gulf whilst.
Avoiding war in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict
"It wherever you listen to podcasts. The Armenia Azerbaijan fighting could spiral into a larger regional conflict by Ian Bremmer. Intense fighting has erupted nagorno-karabakh a small enclave in the southern Caucasus mountains setting the entire region on edge. This is a fight primarily between Armenia and Azerbaijan two former Soviet republics with long-held grievances over land. The volve of Russia Turkey and others raises the stakes for where a war might be headed. An essence, this is a story of a powerful. Changing history by drawing arbitrary lines on a map that would later spark conflict. The states of Armenia and Azerbaijan were pulled into Moscow or and became part of the Soviet Union in the nineteen twenties though nagorno-karabakh, a mountain region about the size of Delaware was dominated by Armenians. Matt makers made it part of the Jani Soviet republic for decades are Mian complaints about the region's status were ignored and in the final days of the USSR war erupted tens of thousands were killed and more than one million were forced from their homes. A Russian brokered system in nineteen, ninety, four left nagorno-karabakh as part of Azerbaijan but ethnic Armenians with backing from the Armenian government drove most Azerbaijanis from the territory and declared it an independent republic. Low level fighting has continued over the years and an eruption of violence in two thousand, sixteen killed at least two hundred people. There is no peace treaty and nothing has been resolved. In recent years, the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan have sent positive signals. Her budget president and Armenia's prime minister opened the first ever military hotline between the two countries and twenty eighteen and talks brokered by Russia France and the United States. Produced a joint statement and Twenty nineteen that appeared to set the stage for a treaty. But momentum was lost and an eruption of fighting this summer led to popular demand in both countries for a military reckoning. The likely never know who fired the shot that ignited these latest clashes, but dozens of soldiers and some civilians have been killed Armenia and Azerbaijan have each declared martial law outsiders are scrambling to put out the fire UN secretary general, Antonio Terrace as called for a ceasefire. The web of foreign ties in this story is complicated Turkey's president wretched type air to on eager for an opportunity to boost his popularity and shift. The subject from his country's struggling economy fully backs is fellow Turkic Muslims in Azerbaijan while others call for talks air to one insists that Azerbaijan must take matters into its own hands to Armenia occupation of the disputed region. Vladimir Putin's Russia has maintained relations with Azerbaijan and sold weapons to both countries but Russia has a military base in Armenia and is bound by treaty to defend Armenia in war. This means that as in Syria and in Libya is ongoing civil war Russia and NATO member Turkey have A. Interests here Iran which borders both Armenia and as her Badgen has offered to mediate politically active ethnic Armenian populations in both. France and the United States bring those governments into the push for negotiations. Adding to the sense of urgency to halt the fighting nagorno-karabakh is a corridor for pipelines that transport oil and gas from the Caspian. Sea to the international marketplace. If the current clashes explode into full blown war, the damage could be much greater than in the nineteen nineties. This war would be waged with twenty first century, heavy weapons provided by Russia and Turkey. Air To
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia
"The traveler. I'm your host Chris. Christensen let's talk about Georgia. I like to welcome back to the show. Tomo and Mexi from food FUN TRAVEL DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the Republic of Georgia's we're gonNA start with intimacy and head east. Tomo it makes me welcome back to the show. Hey thanks as always glad to be on the shore tomorrow makes me Williams. I didn't say your last name. Yes that's not married since we love to see you thank you. I didn't mention that I think because I not used to referring you'd as the same last name and someone makes me. We're on the show once previously in Philippines wherever the Yucatan Mexico you could join. That's right that's right. The more recent episode we have on the Yucatan merita excellent will. Why are we talking about the Republic of Georgia well? We actually moved to Tbilisi about a year ago. It's our third time living here the second time where here. We got married here a few months after that we decided we actually wanted to live here permanently and now we do so. We used to live in Merida Mexico for a while. That's why we talked to you about that a couple of years ago and now we live Tbilisi so when you say permanently. This is permanently from the context of a travel blogger which means more than a couple of months. I think this is more permanent than decisions. Cassia already almost a year and we've got no intention of leaving at this point. And why should someone else come to the Republic of Georgia? I would say the main draw here is firstly. It's quite undiscovered. It's a little bit out of the way for most travelers but it's beginning a huge amount of press internationally recently especially because of the food and the wine. It is the birthplace of wine according to the most recent archaeological evidence. And but yeah and that's eight thousand years old eight thousand years ago. They found pottery stained with wine from eight thousand years ago so at a definitive evidence that it was actually going on. People were making wine and drinking wine interesting. And what kind of itenerary are you going to recommend for US? So obviously there will be some wine to try but there's also a lot of history here because we're right in the e east-meets-west sort of area. We are nestled between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea with Russia to the north and Turkey to the South West and on Mesnier and Azerbaijan to the south and the east. So there's been a huge influence of all these different coaches for the itinerary. We're GONNA start off in the capital Tiblisi and it is quite a big city with a lot of history so this was founded in the fifth century. Ad. So it has been around for a long time. There's lots of different things to see when you fly in on the first day the flights that come in from the US and via Turkey or quite early. Morning arrivals cold yes. So we'd say the first day that you'RE GONNA be here. It's probably going to be a solid half day of recovering and sleeping and then you have like a half day in the afternoon to go out and see some things and then enjoy the evening and then have a secondary Tiblisi. It's quite a fun city and there's a lot to do here day. Three we'd be heading east towards Kakheti. Which is the primary Wine Region? But of course it's also a very historic region that changed hands between different cultures the Persians Arabs. And of course the Jordan's at the moment firstly we'd be heading to the hill town. Well it's a mountain town of Cigna guy the city of La City of love actually a town. But it's very beautiful nestled on a little hilltop with views down the valley and towards the Caucasus Mountains in the distance the next day staying in the wine region and moving too quickly which is right down in the valley. It's like a very central part of the wine region down there where the river valley runs through where the river runs through the Amazon Valley is the name of the valley and then day five heading north through the valley towards to Lavi which is the capital of Kakheti region. Kakheti actually used to be an independent state for a while as well with separate from Georgia. Now it's integrated with Georgia Day six. We'll be heading back towards Tiblisi through Tiblisi. And then there's a number of important historic sites just north of Tiblisi which include the ancient capital before Tiblisi. Which is called mosquito and also hopeless. Which is an ancient cave town slightly to the west of mosquito and also towards. Gori which was the birthplace of Stalin. And this will wind in that area for people who are real wine lovers. You can have some different wine region. They different groups in different regions. Definitely thinks to explore and then heading back on the seventh day towards Tbilisi so that people can catch they're flying out or if people flying out of Kutaisi. Which is the other main airport then heading from gory towards Kutaisi. Which is about a three hour drive so this couple of flexible options bad us the refinery excellent and we'll go back through that in more detail so before we get into that we should say that although it may be undiscovered it's not undiscovered on amateur travellers to other episodes of the first one at least ten years ago and the second one more recently and so we'll put links to those in the show notes and Tillman makes me have listened to the most recent one of those two so some of the things that are mentioned in there they may skip over. We'll see how that works for time but you started us in Tiblisi. Yeah so let's talk about. Maybe doing a walking tour covers some of the attractions. A few of these mentioned in the previous episode. But it's definitely worth mentioning a few of them again just briefly so that people get a general feel for it. Yes I mean generally in Tiblisi. It's this really vibrant city to visit. You can go out almost any time of day or night. And they'll be people out and about doing stuff in a good wholesome way. There's like restaurants that are our opinion as Baas. The repin sort of dining really is a little bit anytime. A food and wine is exceptionally important. Culturally he'll and as I mentioned earlier. It is surrounded by all of these really strong cultures. But when you actually come to Georgia and come to Tbilisi you'll realize just how unique the culture is here as well so there are definitely influences from those other places but it is very very strongly George into the core. They have their own alphabet one of the unique alphabets of the world. Always done that. Okay so some people say that has some similarity to Amin but when you look at it really doesn't lie. The symbols of very very different says a completely unique alphabet and lots of unique words and the way people pronounce stuff tight is one of the hardest languages to learn. For sure will. In one of the things I've always had trouble with with Georgia in on the amateur travellers site is I take every country and I- lump it into a continent and Georgia. I have placed in Europe. But you look at a map and it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah exactly I think Georgia in particular would consider themselves Europe and I think visiting. Here's a country. I also would just architecturally and culturally. I would consider it Europe as well definitely like Eastern Europe. But as you said if you look on a map would probably consider it to be Asia. I sometimes have a hard time putting my time zones in I can never find Tiblisi in a time when I'm changing from different countries. It's because it's always like nestled in Asia. But I think I would definitely say Europe and if we head straight south would get to Armenia Iran and Iraq and so Armenia. I would also be one of those that I would put in Europe culturally but Iran Iraq. I was certainly not Oshawa. John is just to the east and Turkeys just to the West. But it's the usual part of Turkey's eight is one of those as you say regions where cultures meet. Yes and I think at least from that perspective. It's because of the Orthodox religion right the Docs Christianity. I founded in Armenia in the fourth century or late third century century earlier than that. Armenia was the first Christian nation the first nation where Christianity became the main religion so it predates Rome becoming Christian in the three hundreds in Georgia was the second country they took on not too long after that. The estimate is somewhere between three nine three twenty six. Ad Different people have different opinions. And that was when Georgia took on the Orthodox religion poorly Al mentioned a little bit about that when we talk about some of the important attractions that relate to that a bit later on.
Explainer 178: The curious case of President Berdymukhamedov
"The opportunity to read one's own obituary is a privilege accorded to few perhaps unsurprisingly it can be a transformative formative experience alfred. Nobel inventor of dynamite was mortified to see himself memorialized a merchant of death. It may have been this. It's premature a review of his life's work that inspired him to bequeath the nobel prizes including one for peace marcus garvey the prominent jamaican activist activists was so enraged by his errand early obituaries that he suffered the stroke which actually killed him rudyard kipling mistakenly reported dead by one sloppy journal contented himself with writing in to cancel his subscription so we should sympathize somewhat impossibly for the last time with president gurban guli berdymukhamedov of turkmenistan who earlier this week was proved conclusively alive after some while of doubt about whether or not he was still with us act president berdymukhamedov office since two thousand and seven was photographed indisputably above ground the caspian economic forum in nevada a resort on turkmenistan's caspian sea coast the era of might and happiness as president berdymukhamedov rule is officially known precedes seeds the greatly exaggerated demise of president berdymukhamedov allegedly from kidney failure seems to have become popular currency last month. A russian news agency reported the story apparently via a eurasian affairs blog who claimed to have heard it from a source in business circles in the turkmen capital of ashkhabad who may or may not have been tipped off by a spook working for turkmenistan's intelligence services though any any journalist who pitched the editor story with this level of sourcing would find themselves retreating beneath a barrage of coffee mugs and explosives no such fact checking protocols inhibits social media which was briefly ablaze with elegies to president berdymukhamedov few of them. It has to be said especially sorrowful from turkmenistan's government. There was tantalizing silence. The last confirmed sighting of the president had been in mid-july when he was shown on state television writing a book. He is believed to be working on a history of the central asian shepherd dog and beaming at a video of one.
What Does the Word 'Caucasian' Really Mean?
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The suspect is a six foot one hundred and eighty pound Caucasian male wearing a white t shirt jeans, and so on, but what does Caucasian really mean, it's easy, of course, to acquaint Caucasian with white, but that one word Caucasian touches on issues much deeper than skin color it kindles questions of race and the very origin of humans it even exposes the topic of whether race exists outside of our own weird minds. Spoiler in humans. No genetic basis exists to separate our species into races. We spoke with Joseph graves, a professor of nano engineering and the intern dean at the joint school of NATO science and engineering in Greensboro, North Carolina. He said there's no scientific justification for use of the term Caucasian. It's actually a nineteenth century INTERPOL logical idea that was based around a false conception of the origin of the human species. I was in the caucus mountains the caucus mountains run from the Black Sea to the west to the Caspian Sea on the east in an area, that's considered by many as the crossroads between eastern, Europe and western Asia. These mountain ranges two of them, the greater and lesser are due east of Italy due north of Iraq and do west of India. The southern tip of Russia. Lies to the north of the Caucasus mountains to the immediate South Georgia, a former Soviet Republic. This is where Caucasians true Caucasians. Call home people from Georgia rusher Azerbaijan and Armenia hail from that area. But Caucasians as I identified by German Interpal, just union Frederick bloom Bach, and as some still think of the group today lay claim to a lot more real estate than that in seventeen ninety five in the third edition of his book, titled on the natural varieties of mankind. Blooming book building on work by sweeter, scientists careless Lineas and others used the word Caucasian to describe one of his five races of man, he determined each through scientific. Methods like the measuring of skulls and tied each distinct. Geographic regions Caucasians were as Bloomberg presented them the white race and included people not only from the caucus region. But also those from Europe northern India and parts of northern Africa. The other groups Bloomberg identified tied loosely skin color were Malaysian native American and Mongolian though, Bloomberg found that the quote, many varieties of men are as present known to be one and the same species his work. Nonetheless was seen as giving scientific credence to the concept of biological race. Over the years that notion has been abused in order to separate groups of people often by skin color and to declare through some bastardisation of science the superiority of one race over others. Also years after Bloomberg scientists found that the earliest humans didn't come from the caucus, but from Africa in modern day, the opium. Copa classifying humans into races. Whatever boombox intentions continues today. The term Caucasian is still rolled out occasionally and not only on TV police dramas grave said I was just at a conference here in Minnesota where researcher from South Africa kept referring to herself and others in her country as Caucasians, I think it is very very much a white supremacist racist ideology, I think it has to do with your Centric, racial ideology. People wish to hold onto the special designation exemplified by this term Caucasian beyond Caucasian. The US census bureau has its own definition of race, quote, a person self-identification with one or more social groups and asks respondents to choose from its own categories, white black or African American Asian American Indian and Alaska native native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander. The census allows those survey to choose some other race as well the census bureau's definition of race, but it self identified and based on social groups. Is different than blooming box in that. It's notably social not scientific and supports the now widely accepted finding that race is not something that supported by science genetically speaking someone can't be of the white race or the Caucasian race or the Mongolian race. We are of one species, according to the national human genome research institute, humans are ninety nine point nine percent identical in genetic makeup. Gordon hudson. A professor of psychology at Canada's Brock university explained in psychology today. Scientists generally do not recognize races biologically meaningful yet scientists including me discuss race and described the racial composition of our samples to be clear. I'm not advocating that we ignore race. In fact, there are many dangers ignoring raises a social topic race's real but race is socially real not biologically real. Yet, the term Caucasian despite its problems has proven stubbornly resilient, some people perceive it as being more scientific or dispassionate than saying white. Even though the exact opposite is true based on the words origins from a proven Lee incorrect hypothesis and later used to perpetuate prejudice in two thousand four graves wrote a book called the Ray Smith. Why would pretend race exists in America from the introduction? Quote. We must recognize that the underlying biological diversity of the human species cannot be artificially portioned into races because races are simply not biologically justified. If we can understand that all allegiance to racism is ideological not scientific then we may be able to silence. The biggest once and for all. 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