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"catalonia" Discussed on 710 WOR
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"catalonia" Discussed on The Culture Quest
"When jack kills himself the the idea is set himself to let allie building her career up and kind of enjoy her success and everything it seems as if he ended up committing suicide kind of give alley out to not keep disturbing her success but people don't like the fact that she doesn't take that out like instead of enjoying her freedom and instead of becoming what she could become like realizing her potential year she takes his last name and she kind of goes back to the original sound. Sing the songs that he writes. And everything which people didn't like fucking catalonia. I don't know that's the only part of the movie. I really in light. Because jack is presumably sacrificing himself for her success for alleys career which is a dumb sacrifice. Because i else. She chose to cancel the european tour to be with him she might have been torn between her career and her life with with him but she he shouldn't have just made the choice for her and also suicide is just not. It's never the answer. He shouldn't have made that sacrifice anyway and know people are saying. The jack's sacrifice was for nothing. People are saying that she didn't take the chance objects sacrifice gave her. And i don't know if i agree with that i think he sacrificed kind of open horizon allowed to go back to her roots and write music from her heart again and to find her voice again. Which is i thought. It was clear throughout the movie that jack was basically doomed from the beginning. You knew it wasn't going to get things right and live happily ever after..
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
Schumer Joins Congressional Democrats' Call for New York Governor Cuomo to Resign
"Calling other on Governor sabotage Andrew Cuomo wit to resign. to buy guy, The two Deb lawmakers Lukey. described allegations Neil against their Fellman, fellow Democrat is credible. Kimye Rogge Here's Rana NPR's Plaza Brian Mann. Equity Six Partners women have accused Governor and the Cuomo of sexual Lady harassment or and improper she can be touching more allegations constricts he's your denied magic city A Senator coma. Schumer Say a and Gillibrand lab. They're happy. are the latest members Bacteria of Cuomo's demean own party. vendor To say the time Not has commercially come for the embattled aware. governor Bella to Shannon's go. market fip In their statement, The military, senator's praised See the women who've come that forward fed through as these brave read and said Cuomo has nobody quote lost s the confidence little of his governing aid. partners See? The and European the people A of second New York. new yen Cuomo's dig political us support off has collapsed US in recent security days. But he With said Isaiah repeatedly he Alicia won't resign. Bruckner, Catalonia Cuomo says Mavynee those calling know on this him to step down before Calgon an mentally investigation is completed Well connected by New York's attorney downtown general are quote Little reckless 80 and dangerous. affect Brian Mann downtown NPR news, Miami. According to a new poll So it's from The
"catalonia" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Senate has acquitted Donald Trump of charges of inciting insurrection. Where does the process leave the Republican Party? The split is talked about among the Republican Party is not happening where I live. The split is happening among establishment Republicans in Washington, D. C. Thousands of Burmese people returned to the streets to protest Against the military coup. We hear from one of them on on Valentine's Day. How to find love Expert advice. You are way way too good to be needing to use tender. Let me say I'll take it up with that young woman deal if it's cool with you one Meyer Norseman, but I put that on my tinder account all that on weekend after the latest news Yeah. Hello. This is Daniel Young love yet Scott with the BBC news. President Biden has said the acquittal of Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial is a reminder that democracy is fragile. Democrats failed to secure the two thirds Senate majority needed to convict the former president of inciting the deadly assault on the U. S Capitol last month. Seven Republicans turned against Mr Trump. After the votes. The Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, attacked his conduct before the riot. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions. Their president. And having that belief Was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole, which the defeated president kept shouting into the largest megaphone. On planet. Earth. Mr. Trump called the trial another phase in the greatest witch hunt in U. S history and vowed to come back, says our North America correspondent David Willis. They make clear in the statement he released today that he will be back. He's not going to ride off into the sunset. As many of his opponents where she would do a said in that statement that the months ahead I have much to share with you. I look forward to continuing our incredible journey. Together. He is very much a kingmaker now as far as the party is concerned, but there may well be civil and criminal proceedings launched against him. Thousands of Burmese have returned to the streets for 1/9 day of protests against the military coup. Monks and engineers led a rally in the main city Yangon, while motorcyclists drove through the streets of the capital Naypyidaw. Some protesters carried barriers, saying they'd have to build barricades to protect homes and district's from the security forces. On Saturday, the new military authorities reinstated a law requiring people to report overnight visitors to their homes. Suspended laws preventing the arrest of suspects without court approval. Voters in Spain's semiautonomous Catalonia region head to the polls today in the first regional election in Catalonia since 2017 when the region made a failed attempt to break away from Spain. Madrid hopes the election could end the rule of the separatists who currently dominate the Catalan government Guy hedge go reports from the Spanish capital He inevitably Corona virus has overshadowed this election, which many political parties in Catalonia say should have been postponed. All those Spain is now bringing a third wave of the virus under control. Fears about possible contagion mean there has been a huge increase in postal votes and turnout is expected to be relatively low. However, a special evening time slot has been reserved. When those who have tested positive for Cove it will be able to vote in person as well as others who are in quarantine. You're listening to the world News from the BBC. The head of the World Health Organization, Ted Ross. Adhanom Debris. SS says he is awaiting confirmation of a resurgence of Ebola in Guinea. Health Ministry in Conakry has reported the country's first four deaths from the hemorrhagic fever since 2016, the first known victim of the outbreak was a nurse. Eight of the Mourners at her funeral became infected. The prime minister of New Zealand just under Arden has announced a three day lockdown in the country's largest city, Auckland, after three members of the same family tested positive for Corona virus from an unidentified source. Locally acquired cases of the first in New Zealand since late January. The level three restrictions require everyone to stay home except for essential work or shopping. Germany has reintroduced temporary border controls on some of its frontiers. The measures are intended to restrict the spread of new variants of Corona virus from Berlin, Damian McGinnis reports. The new German border controls mean that only certain groups will be able to cross into Germany from the Czech Republic and parts of Austria. Trade links will continue and German citizens returning home or certain key workers will still be allowed to enter. But even they will have to show a recent negative Corona virus test. The movie's controversial at the start of the pandemic. Germany re imposed border controls for three months which harm trade and made life difficult for local communities. Berlin promise not to impose border restrictions again But that was before the new Corona virus variants. Turkey's defense minister has said the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens were found in the mountainous Garver region in northern Iraq, where the Turkish army has been conducting its latest cross border operation against the Kurdish militia group. The PKK. When you see a car said the bodies were found in a cave that have been the target of a heavy bombardment by the Turkish army and with those of civilians who'd bean adapted. The PKK has not commented. That's the latest BBC news. It's 806 GMT This is weekend from.
Spain: Catalans to vote in test of separatist movement
"In Spain's semiautonomous Catalonia region head to the polls today in the first regional election in Catalonia since 2017 when the region made a failed attempt to break away from Spain. Madrid hopes the election could end the rule of the separatists who currently dominate the Catalan government Guy hedge go reports from the Spanish capital He inevitably Corona virus has overshadowed this election, which many political parties in Catalonia say should have been postponed. All those Spain is now bringing a third wave of the virus under control. Fears about possible contagion mean there has been a huge increase in postal votes and turnout is expected to be relatively low. However, a special evening time slot has been reserved. When those who have tested positive for Cove it will be able to vote in person as well as others who are in quarantine.
"catalonia" Discussed on The Face Radio
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"catalonia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Last November in the build up to a general election in Spain Kim Torah, , the president of the Regional Government of Catalonia hung a banner on the building in which the government sits demanding the freedom of certain of his colleagues presently in prison or in exile, , and what we are going to ask Mister Sanchez. . Okay. . Obviously and of repression to sit together in these <hes> table of negotiations with no conditions that means that we are going to put on. The . table, , these referendum, these , right of Catalonia to self determination, , and we want to ask Mr Scientific for the amnesty for our colleagues imprison this week. . This act appears to have caused cream Torah his job Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a previous decision banning him from public office eighteen months a consequence of him disobeying an earlier court order to remove the poster which was held to violate election laws against displaying political materials in were indeed on public buildings. . He was also fine. . Thirty thousand euros treated to a judicial wigging for his quote stubborn blunt repeated and obstinate on quote refusal to do as he was told. . Others naturally be afraid of these magistrates if the Supreme Court would decide whether to disqualify democratic and legitimate president for having defended freedom of expression justice prisoners, , coalitions, , and the return of the exiles these traits today have in their hands. . Something much more important than my political futures wanted. . Not For any banner. . But for banner that defended the fundamental rights denied I mean stylish kitchen. . Inevitably given the nature of populist nationalist movements of the tight which Mr Tara leads he and his supporters will regard this damnation as a ringing endorsement. . The practical upshot of this decision is that Catalonia has a new acting president, , vice president and Economy Minister Arrogance and the Embassy of Catalan independence have been stoked once again with potentially combustible consequences. . For Listeners who've been sufficiently bewildered by recent global events that decathlon succession crisis feels like something that happened circa the battle of Salamanca as opposed to three years ago a brisk recap is possibly in order. . In October, , two thousand and seventeen, , the procession regional government of Catalonia through a referendum on independence. . This vote had already been declared illegitimate by Spain's national government ruled illegal by Spain's constitutional. . Court. . and was widely boycotted by pro unionists within Catalonia. . What they are pushing is not democracy it's a mockery of democracy travesty of democracy. . Referendum do not equal or do not equate democracy. . The result was ninety percent in favor of independence but on a turnout of only forty three percent. . Nevertheless on October twenty, seventh, , , two, , thousand and Seventeen Catalonia's parliament. . Independence Solutia. . The COLOSIO Delta repetant parliamentary get rather sit down. . Though in Punta. . The worst Zimba. . Spain's national government was unimpressed by this and accordingly sacked Catalonia's leaders dissolved its parliament and instituted direct rule from Madrid Catalonia's. . Can Preach Demont and a few other putative architects of the Catalan nation skipped the country. . Wisely, , it turned out those who stayed were arrested and charged with treason several received hefty prison sentences including Catalan vice president, , Auriol Carris, , currently serving thirteen years. . President preached amount remains in exile in Belgium from where he has managed to get elected to European Parliament as a representative of Spain Vice? ? President John Carey has also been elected to European Parliament although for obvious reasons is yet take his seat. . Absolutely none of which has caused the idea of Catalan independence to go away at least not entirely though recent polls do suggest dwindling enthusiasm for the idea from nearly forty nine percent at the time of the referendum to perhaps forty two percent. . Now, , President Torre has strongly suggested that regional elections may be held early in two thousand, , twenty one, , which he is already framing as a choice as he puts it between democracy and freedom or repression and imposition. . The, difficulty , with this argument is that in the present dispensation, , Catalonia is not short of either democracy or freedom. . It is the richest part of what is by global standards a wealthy country. . It enjoys considerable autonomy electing its own parliament flying signed flag, , speaking its own language, , controlling its own police and many of the public services, , including schools and healthcare. . The Catalan independence movement often looks and sounds less like some heroic struggle to slough off a brutal imperialist yoke. . The net does populist insurrection like Brexit, , another self indulgent tantrum thrown by the complacent citizens of a prosperous and orderly nation rebelling against some imaginary tyranny door is breaking. . Independent United Kingdom. . The difference of course is that Mr Torah his colleagues and supporters do have a case on the repression and imposition front as well. . The referendum of two thousand and seventeen was a stunt which all, , but begged Madrid to overreact and indeed. . Did Not just in its heavy-handed persecutions of the independence movements, , ringleaders. . But in the ham-fisted response of the National Police and Guardia Civil, , which left hundreds of pro-independence protestors injured and Spain's government looking like exactly the authoritarian overlords that Catalonia's government was accusing them of being. . Versus the cycle of Grievance keeps turning in firing president. . Torres Spain might be about to discover again the folly of punishing those who want to be punished. .
Quim Torra, the president of the regional government of Catalonia, has officially been disqualified from office
"Last November in the build up to a general election in Spain Kim Torah, the president of the Regional Government of Catalonia hung a banner on the building in which the government sits demanding the freedom of certain of his colleagues presently in prison or in exile, and what we are going to ask Mister Sanchez. Okay. Obviously and of repression to sit together in these table of negotiations with no conditions that means that we are going to put on. The table, these referendum, these right of Catalonia to self determination, and we want to ask Mr Scientific for the amnesty for our colleagues imprison this week. This act appears to have caused cream Torah his job Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a previous decision banning him from public office eighteen months a consequence of him disobeying an earlier court order to remove the poster which was held to violate election laws against displaying political materials in were indeed on public buildings. He was also fine. Thirty thousand euros treated to a judicial wigging for his quote stubborn blunt repeated and obstinate on quote refusal to do as he was told. Others naturally be afraid of these magistrates if the Supreme Court would decide whether to disqualify democratic and legitimate president for having defended freedom of expression justice prisoners, coalitions, and the return of the exiles these traits today have in their hands. Something much more important than my political futures wanted. Not For any banner. But for banner that defended the fundamental rights denied I mean stylish kitchen. Inevitably given the nature of populist nationalist movements of the tight which Mr Tara leads he and his supporters will regard this damnation as a ringing endorsement. The practical upshot of this decision is that Catalonia has a new acting president, vice president and Economy Minister Arrogance and the Embassy of Catalan independence have been stoked once again with potentially combustible consequences. For Listeners who've been sufficiently bewildered by recent global events that decathlon succession crisis feels like something that happened circa the battle of Salamanca as opposed to three years ago a brisk recap is possibly in order. In October, two thousand and seventeen, the procession regional government of Catalonia through a referendum on independence. This vote had already been declared illegitimate by Spain's national government ruled illegal by Spain's constitutional. Court. and was widely boycotted by pro unionists within Catalonia. What they are pushing is not democracy it's a mockery of democracy travesty of democracy. Referendum do not equal or do not equate democracy. The result was ninety percent in favor of independence but on a turnout of only forty three percent. Nevertheless on October twenty, seventh, two, thousand and Seventeen Catalonia's parliament. Independence Solutia. The COLOSIO Delta repetant parliamentary get rather sit down. Though in Punta. The worst Zimba. Spain's national government was unimpressed by this and accordingly sacked Catalonia's leaders dissolved its parliament and instituted direct rule from Madrid Catalonia's. Can Preach Demont and a few other putative architects of the Catalan nation skipped the country. Wisely, it turned out those who stayed were arrested and charged with treason several received hefty prison sentences including Catalan vice president, Auriol Carris, currently serving thirteen years. President preached amount remains in exile in Belgium from where he has managed to get elected to European Parliament as a representative of Spain Vice? President John Carey has also been elected to European Parliament although for obvious reasons is yet take his seat. Absolutely none of which has caused the idea of Catalan independence to go away at least not entirely though recent polls do suggest dwindling enthusiasm for the idea from nearly forty nine percent at the time of the referendum to perhaps forty two percent. Now, President Torre has strongly suggested that regional elections may be held early in two thousand, twenty one, which he is already framing as a choice as he puts it between democracy and freedom or repression and imposition. The, difficulty with this argument is that in the present dispensation, Catalonia is not short of either democracy or freedom. It is the richest part of what is by global standards a wealthy country. It enjoys considerable autonomy electing its own parliament flying signed flag, speaking its own language, controlling its own police and many of the public services, including schools and healthcare. The Catalan independence movement often looks and sounds less like some heroic struggle to slough off a brutal imperialist yoke. The net does populist insurrection like Brexit, another self indulgent tantrum thrown by the complacent citizens of a prosperous and orderly nation rebelling against some imaginary tyranny door is breaking. Independent United Kingdom. The difference of course is that Mr Torah his colleagues and supporters do have a case on the repression and imposition front as well. The referendum of two thousand and seventeen was a stunt which all, but begged Madrid to overreact and indeed. Did Not just in its heavy-handed persecutions of the independence movements, ringleaders. But in the ham-fisted response of the National Police and Guardia Civil, which left hundreds of pro-independence protestors injured and Spain's government looking like exactly the authoritarian overlords that Catalonia's government was accusing them of being. Versus the cycle of Grievance keeps turning in firing president. Torres Spain might be about to discover again the folly of punishing those who want to be punished.
Coronavirus cases rise as Europe begins to see second wave
"Europe's covid nineteen cases are spiking. Here's how four different countries are trying to stop a second wave by Melissa. A resurgence in covid nineteen cases as gripped countries across Europe leaving politicians grappling without a curb. The spread of the virus governments are now strengthening regulations around mask wearing limiting the number of people that can gather in public spaces and honing in on areas with particularly high numbers of cases. This week Europe experienced a record high number of new Corona virus cases reaching seventy one, thousand, three, hundred, sixty, five on September twenty first according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and control more than half of European countries have reported a greater than ten percent increase in the past two weeks. Hans clued the World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe said at a briefing. Even countries that had largely avoided the first corona virus wave such as the Czech Republic are now seeing surges stricter regulations to try and curb the spread of the virus could remain in place for the entire winter in the United Kingdom, for example, where case rates are doubling by the week prime. Minister Boris Johnson announced new restrictions yesterday that could last six months warning that the country is at a perilous turning point. Many. Of the new restrictions however look different to those imposed at the beginning of the pandemic rather than implementing uniform nationwide regulations. Many countries are now opting for more localized approaches. Why are governments in Europe locking down by region. Countries are wary of nationwide lockdowns that would have crippling impacts on their economies. Local restrictions allow governments to curb the spread of the virus while keeping parts of the country and the economy open. But restrictions are also different this time because the nature of the pandemic itself has changed new infection clusters appear to be linked to younger people who are less likely to die of the virus. The result is that this latest surge of cases has so far been less deadly than the first back in March and less burdensome to healthcare services. Even if the number of cases are high, the impact in terms of hospitalization and deaths is very different compared to March says Dr Jacobo Mendiola Ross, the Director and coordinator of the committee responding to Corona Virus in Catalonia. Rather than calling for stay at home owners, many new restrictions, target bars, restaurants, or other public venues that young people may be more likely to frequent. But the new restrictions could change if older people began falling ill and greater numbers already, there has been a significant increase in the number of older people testing positive for the virus in France and Spain of the past two weeks leading to upticks in hospital admissions rising case numbers threatened to overrun hospitals and healthcare services if not managed carefully. We are not in the situation we were in March yet says, Dominic Costa Yulia, a member of the French Academy of Science and the Vice Dean of research for the Faculty of Medicine at the Sorbonne University. Here, how four European countries are responding to the recent surge of Corona? Virus. Spain. Spain has been facing a resurgence of covid nineteen cases since July and now has the highest infection rate in Europe. Over the past two weeks one, hundred, twenty, two, thousand, new covid nineteen cases have been reported with close to a third of cases occurring in Madrid the country's capital. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at more than six, hundred, forty, thousand and hospitals are reaching their maximum capacity. On, September Eighteenth eastbound de as a USO. The president of the Madrid region announced a partial lockdown of the thirty seven most affected parts of the region which came into effect on Monday the measures which affect close to eight hundred, fifty, thousand people many of whom live in the poorest parts of the city require individuals to provide justification for trips out of their neighborhoods and has limited the number of people allowed in restaurants or retail establishments. The News of the lockdown sparked protests in Madrid where hundreds gathered on. September twentieth the groups that organized. The protests said in a statement that the government has done little to protect vulnerable people in the city and have instead opted for stigmatisation exclusion and territorial discrimination. France. On September twelve French health authorities reported ten, thousand, five, hundred, sixty, one new cases the highest number since the pandemic began in March since then daily cases have risen to more than thirteen thousand, the cumulative number of covid nineteen cases is now at four, hundred, fifty, three, thousand, seven, hundred, sixty, three, and continues to rise. It has the second highest number of total cases in. Europe after Spain. The government has delegated the task of implementing new regulations to regional authorities. Currently, the outbreaks appeared to be occurring in certain locations and not in others and a nationwide lockdown would have unnecessary economic repercussions Prime Minister Jean Castex has said. In Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux. All major hot spots for the virus authorities have implemented local measures to curb the spread and Bordeaux and Marseille visits to care homes have been reduced. Dancing has been banned at bars, weddings, and local companies have been asked to make their employees work from home if possible in Marseille and Paris, the sale and consumption of alcohol on the streets after eight PM as been banned. Wearing a face mask and public is now mandatory across Paris and many of its surrounding areas riot police units, and gendarmes have been deployed to enforce these measures. However
"catalonia" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Hot hindquarters. Dot Com, a North's work computer. The Times is accusing north of using federal funds to pay for luxurious trips including a three nights day the high end Sueno Stables in Catalonia Spain last month. North released a statement yesterday claiming he only spent time with the Horse twice while conducting research for his anti-gay marriage project. This is the onion news network. Free This. Free. Three talk live you can bring up anything it and then she want our number is eight fifty, five, four, fifty free like freedom that's eight, five, five, four, five, zero, three, seven, three, coming up the auto industry has some adds running claiming the so called right to repair somehow benefits sexual predators. Now, if you don't know what the right to repair as that's going to be an important part of this, we'll get into that coming up here in a little bit. Chris has that story. With you in the studio tonight, you do have Ian Nobody in Chris we are going to go to your calls and your thoughts. In fact, if you call in on the discord lines, you will sound almost like you're sitting here in the studio with us. so please jump onto discord over discord dot l., R. N. DOT FM. Great way for you to interact with other free talk live listeners before during and after the show. In fact, WE'RE GONNA go back to to those lines here in just a moment. But if you're just tuning in. We were just telling you about this yet another ridiculous story about an airline throwing family off of a jet. Off with one of their flights, not while it was in the air, but you know when they're. Which? Mean give it time. You know they might make you..
Deserted Thai beaches lure rare turtles to build most nests in 20 years
"Well since people are not going to beaches in Thailand war see turtles are coming ashore an official for the mai khao marine turtle foundation says the number of sea turtles nest state beaches are at its highest in twenty years the pool cats into Catalonia eleven nests were found on beaches beaches and parks to close the public due to corona virus which has had an impact on wildlife and the environment it'll be interesting to see what happens when we start going back to work I mean I don't know if you've noticed but I think a lot of people have noticed San Diego air is much cleaner obviously we only have these traffic jams that sat around and as we go back to work I wonder how many offices will be saying you know what let's do partial work from home let's have you know some people work from home on a Monday and Wednesday and others on a Tuesday and Thursday maybe everybody come to work on Friday or something like that you know just see if there are changes that are made it seems to be working it does it's it's it's amazing what you can do when you put your mind
Woman in Spain arrested for breaking coronavirus lockdown to visit man she met on dating app
"Desperate for a date Spain was arrested after she was caught visiting the home of a man she had met on a dating app breaking mandatory home confinement rules put in place to stop help stop the corona virus pandemic the woman was shot by patrol officers if you walk down the street in port closer a city in Catalonian on Saturday night according to LPL wrote OQO kept losing yep they discovered the woman was on her way back home from visiting the man she had met on a dating app the Mossos d'Esquadra the police force for Catalonia tweeted about the woman's arrest on Sunday they said the woman had left her home to visit a man she had only just met online she was detained for violating the mandatory confinement as well as resisting and disobeying the state home agents police said Spain announced a nationwide state of emergency on March fourteenth and banned people from all but essential outings as it struggled to contain Europe's second worse corona virus
"The Way Back" Cinematographer: Edu Grau.
"Next guest is one of the best. Cinematography is on the planet. His work includes a single man. Buried the gift Lady Gaga supporting this way in the recently released in my favorite movie of Twenty Twenty. The way back please. Welcome cinematographer Ed. Who Grow and how is life treating you today? Thanks for being on the show. Thank you so much crazy with the current enviros arriving to the US. You know we're here. We're fine you know Should buy these one. Yes I have to say before we we logged on I was looking at the visual through skype and I saw your beautiful daughter into what a wonderful you must be. Is that your only child of it was at your She's twenty months on. She might be thinking he Beginning and saying things run the moment so I apologize in advance. Oh no apology needed so I know you were born in Barcelona Do you still have a home there or have you permanently settled in the US? Yeah well you know. I'm settling the US here in Los Angeles. But I still keep my family. My roots inbox alone. So I have a house of Wego a couple of times a year for the month or something. You know depending on schedules on Organ Holidays and Family. And so on. So so yeah. It's always good to be routed somewhere like at least to do. Remember your roots lists you know absolutely. I know you went to school there. You went to sentiment. Auto visuals school in A Catalonia. Saying that right and Barcelona's did I say that correctly as it is. It's gotTa do Luna in. Barcelona are now Giralda. But yes. Yeah you said it much better than I did and I know that's I know that's those big part of your life and I also know part of your life. Is Your Dad bringing you to art galleries and really exposing you? Because you and I'm not just saying this because you're on the show but you are really really gifted at what you do. I'm blown away by your work. What are you credits? She was all of your experiences or is it. Just you know a lot of what your dad did for you the school. How do you view that I think the question but I would say you know we part of we grow up with them? It's a whole. It's a lot of little rock's on the path you know. So is the the schools I went to the university and changed my life of Li Li. You know even the school I went afterwards. I went to the National Philanthropic School in London for two years. So you know so. I think he's a compilation united thing. It's one one book path in on. Obviously yeah I come from Was interested in Raleigh on. But then you know I think that the most you know the the Mazda Boorda moment as I was growing Abbey was one one my best friend was. I wanted to study cinema. Oh you know what I would also like their studies senior running down moment. I needs like twelve. Would like he never become a filmmaker. He became a philosopher on Matthew. My and mathematicians and now web. You know so it's like I'm so life goes in the pads and Curran's and then suddenly you're taking with dot gerring go somewhere in on sunny. That's what you do enough so I don't know you know it's all out of a moment. Imagine you
Building a Company Culture for Success with AI - With Marsal Gavalda of Square
"So Marsala I know. I want to dive into sort the Competitive Advantage that can be leveraged with artificial intelligence. But from what you've told me your story of getting into a in the first place is kind of interesting so we'll step a little bit off the normal scripted and get a sense of how you got into this world. Yes things that were coming on. The podcast so Yeah so I. I come from Barcelona Catalonia. Spain right and growing up there develop an interested in languages so languages is one aspect that kind of is the part of the journey of how I ended up being a practitioner of machine learning. And if YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CATALONIA. Catalan and their Spanish growing up. They're very curious about languages. You know how half of my classmates speak Catalan. The other half Spanish one. If you look at the history as the Roman Empire extended throughout Europe there. Were all supposed to be speaking. Latin right and yet it gave rise to Italian one place Romanian French Portuguese Spaniel these languages. Don't call so it's super interesting to see what is common across languages. For example languages have nouns verbs straight. These is how we humans perceive the roles of static objects and actions that we do but then the way in which languages put these building blocks together. That's more arbitrary right in Japanese. You put the verb at the end. So you'd say no. The girl a boo greets which incidentally is also how Yoda talks. Then in Japan you also drive on the left right. Certain things are societal conventions where whereas others are true human universal so anyway languages. He's faceting topic and then the other threat is Sort of computers technology. One day that showed up with an h eighty-five on the early home computers with a with a monochrome. Crt Screen Building Keyboard magnetic cartridge for storage thermal printer and then some manuals that really well designed and taught you how to program. So that's what got me cooking to computer science. And that's where I ended up starting as an Undergrad but they don't realize that there was these these nascent field. At the time called computational linguistics now better known as language technologies. Which is the idea that you can actually use computers to do to to process language. I'd speech Recognition Machine Translation Information Retrieval and. I joined that field right at the time that he was undergoing his huge transformation from being a rule. Dreamin sort of top down approach. How do you pars an English sentence while it has a a a noun phrase and over praise and you try to seize their an adjective. They're also how you do speech recognition. You look at a spectrogram and see that you know before close. If there's there's there's no energy and have some rules that say well frequencies are in these range than is probably a free Qatif because it's mostly white noise like for right the literally. That's how the early speech recognition systems worth of having these rules about the the four men of the vowels and how these gets represented when you look at the Spectral DOMAIN WELL. All of that was being replaced by a much more bottom up data driven approach right which is what machine learning is about and so this was really the how. I got into this area because the field of language technologies was undergoing these huge transformation from rule-based to did a data driven right and then so professionally I I work in this area of speech analytics And then also conversationally. I until I finally joined a square where we use 'em not just for natural language processing but also to understand what's happening within our platform all the payments rolled loggins cetera. I was Gonna say I mean Payment. Data's a little bit different than going about like hardcore. Nlp MODERN NLP approaches. But it sounds like obviously there's transferable skills there and you can kind of faster heels and not only that but you can also imagine that. I'm you know I'll timidly a sale is kind of a conversation between a seller and a buyer and so there's also a lot of human interaction and human elements that go into that. That's I don't think I've literally ever heard somebody say that. Like a sale is kind of like a conversation. It's like what like for E-commerce I just don't take literally anybody thinks about that. But if you can you can break it down that way in your mind and make it work. Then that's awesome. So that's how I was convinced. Join Square yeah cool. It must have worked whenever they had said so. Any who now. Now that you're there you obviously have a hard grounding in the science on you're seeing a lot of what's happening at the cutting edge of AI. Obviously squares a pretty renown firm in terms of of You know being being in the high tech domain payments is a fast moving space The theme of of this month's kind of topic is around the competitive advantage of artificial intelligence. Where can ai? Help companies pull away from their competition when you think about how a enables companies to do that. How do you like to frame it? What are the aspects of AI? Maybe the ways of applying it or or types of applications for all. I know that for you really are going to separate winners losers in a bigger way yes some. I think the best way to go about this is to start with some examples. Concrete examples from square. And then maybe we'll generalized between the two larger. Let's go ahead so in the case of We saw from the very beginning that automation and machine learning is key if you look at the sort of the landscape of credit card acceptance ten years ago which is when we started it was a very very manual process. In fact you as a small business would have to file all these paperwork and then got approved. Which was you know? A small percentage you would get these these clunky hardware for For credit card processing not only that but also the business model was going backwards. Because you would have this monthly fee regardless of whether you had any sale right so when we started developing what we're still best known for the little white reader That accepts credit cards by just connecting to your smartphone. Even though you know within these intervening years we have excuse. Really expanded the amount of product surface or the the products and services that we offer to manage small businesses from inventory management to not management with payroll taxes etc. But even starting with the little reader. There was such a huge change because then the entire experience of on boarding a was so so much much easier and then we also had obviously in order to be able to support that to have such an open platform. Were almost anybody can sign up and become a merchant and start accepting payments was also because from the very beginning. We had the mechanisms in place to watch out for bad actors. Right anytime that you deal with with money and so we had in a sense. The advantage of being kind of a tech company from the very beginning and therefore we have already sort of a mindset of data driven and machine learning which basically means that We have literally hundreds of models that analyze sort of all these actions like logging or a payment and we can flag any any sort of anomalies unsuspicious activity
"catalonia" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"They went on the road to Marquette please comply one Stacey Creighton was invalid all those they get one and X. two games no matter what Villanova what Creighton two tough games to tell places well one tough place to play at home against Villanova on Wednesday and in the great games on the road they want those two games they are all right big east regular season champs be healthy if Catalonia company but it's got to be validated was second weekend trip in the NC double a tournament this team not making out our first weekend would be a bitter bitter disappointment what where they are going to be seated they're not going to be like a five or six feet signal is gonna be a very high seat look at the amount of quad one wins they have twenty committees can reward them for that we'll see if they reward them with the geographical advantage of being here in Easton potentially Madison Square Garden but see it all to me gotta be plans we sixteen bare minimum four twenty here on this Monday morning is JJ after that jazz is just the right here on a family and a lot more your calls eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six and it was a great game Sunday I was in a way between lebron and silence and but I think we can chill with all passing the torch narrative that I was here and earlier in the week will bat at the first debate on areas as out J. Mets ace Jacob deGrom made his.
The Best of Poble Sec, Barcelona's Liveliest Neighborhood
"Week. We hit to Basel Owners neighborhood off publicity to explore the flourishing food and drink see and to taste some of the city's best top US. Our Guide is Monaco's Julia Webster if you ask locals in Barcelona where to go for a bite to eat you're likely to be pointed in lots of different directions in the past few years. However the neighborhood of Bob Leszek located at the foot of the hill of Monte Week has been making its name in the local. Foodie seen this working class neighborhood used to be inhabited by factory work as fishermen and became a cultural hotspot at the beginning of the twentieth century when theaters and concert venues setup along avenue parallel more recently neighboring museums like the Monroe Foundation and the National Museum of Catalonia have attracted art lovers and tourists but today the neighborhood is worth a visit for its food offerings alone with both new and established restaurants serving a variety of different cuisines for breakfast or Brunch head to hotel twenty That opened in two thousand fifteen in of restored nineteenth century building. Take a seat. It's one of the mobile tables in the courtyard terrace surrounded by tropical plants. The menu has everything from expand addict to aside bows and strawberry topped pancakes but for most banish approach to breakfast local. Hamson cheeses on Bunko bread rubbed with tomato and sprinkled with olive oil. All the way to go on the edge of the hill is elevated. Montjeu week a small restaurants that opened just a couple of years ago as its name suggests but the main small Catalan space is limited but the bright interior is beautifully designed. Pull up a stool at the bar where you can get a good width of the Mediterranean tap on offer such as potato thirty meatballs and smoked Sardines hosted by Matha film publicist and Super Jaren. Cook at but it won't. Jake has become a popular spot for the creative crowd often with customers spilling out onto the street its proximity to some of Catalonia's most renowned performing arts status make it a great starting point for cultural evening where you can have a quick drink before heading to a show. You may even bump into some of the actors who come to unwind after hustles but the best time to visit. Is that the weekend when the chefs subs generous. Helpings of his special veal fiscus for lunch. If you don't expect Italian food to be. Oh best male in Barcelona. There's a restaurant justice short walk away that might persuade you. Otherwise twin brothers stay final and Max Columbia moved to bus of from Venice almost twenty years ago and fell in love with the city. That restaurant Chamois which means twins in Venetian has been hailed as the city's best Italian so saying the fineness local ingredients. They've created a winning version of their home regions classic recipes such as mashed with polenta and sweet and Sour Sardines. The Interior is cozy elegantly. Behemoth on and you can expect relaxed but attentive service. Finally a tour of publicity is incomplete without a visit to one of the city's oldest and best known Tapa. Spas he met. The humid- is a Standing Room. Only bar in an old fashioned Bodega. That fits around fifteen people at a time. Not much has changed since the current owners. Great-grandfather opened the establishment in nineteen fourteen to sell his homemade wine which he served with a plate of preserved food such as anchovies or olives. Today's key metric you met has gained a reputation as one of the city's most iconic eateries an attracts long queues of hungry customers. The menu includes the selection of more than eighty dishes such as an open sandwich of smoked. Salmon Greek yogurts truffle. Honey will the traditional skelly Bala burst peppers Jeans and onions. Wash it down with a glass of wine from the well-stocked seller unfit for monocle. I'm Judy Webster. You say
Spain's govt sets timing of talks with Catalonia leaders
"In a bit twenty one of Spain's biggest crises of the last forty years the Spanish government in the regional leaders of Catalonia will start holding formal talks this month prime minister Pedro Sanchez made the announcement Thursday shortly after meeting with the separatist leader of the northeastern region at the Catalan government street in downtown Barcelona as expected no major breakthrough came from the meeting on the divisive issue of canceling his independence from the rest of Spain Sanchez proposed to restart the dialogue at the point where pulse diverged Ottawa leaders have been pushing for a legal referendum on secession for the wealthy region while Sanchez is government has repeatedly said it would violate the Spanish constitution songes trying to steal the talks with social issues financing for Spain's regions and the impact of recent storms in the east of the
In Northeast Spain, Catalonia Kicks Off Green Onion Season
"Here in I it may not feel like the right time of the year for barbecues but in northeast Spain the middle of winter brings with it a grueling tradition where it's all about the green onions every weekend family and friends get together to grill the onion and eat it with a traditional hot salon socks as Lucy a benefit is reports the official onion season kicks off with a day long celebration in a small cut to Laun mountain town it's the dead of winter and even though it's cold in the town of violence just an hour and a half from mensa nana the Mediterranean sun is strong enough to make some people shed their jackets as the sit in the central plaza eating a traditional Catalan onion called a council it's this season's biggest canceled
Amir Taaki - (Bitcoin) Revolutionary
"Hey everybody. Welcome to show eighty-six on Kripa voices from Latvia joined by a very special guest from Catalonia. Amir Taki many words can be used to describe a mere a programmer. Entrepreneur Hacker philosopher revolutionary. He was one of the first developers On the BITCOIN network he founded the second implementation software that worked on. bitcoin called La- bitcoin. He created the bibs system in Bitcoin for wider dissemination understanding of bitcoins upgrades. He's fought Isis in Syria and he continues his work on Activism Freedom As mentioned based in Catalonia today a Amir really pleasure to have you thanks a lot for joining and welcome. Thanks for having me so much to talk to you about here as we start the year in twenty twenty but it it would be good maybe just take a couple minutes at the beginning to to step back really curious. I know that obviously you were Doing many things before bitcoin. Many things no perhaps quote unquote after Bitcoin but those early days in Bitcoin. You know you're on a first people looking at the code. It would be really interesting to maybe here just the story to when you first heard about it started working on it and what was kind of the ethos like back then when I started working on Bitcoin yes I was like a a bunch of these undergrounds internet movements to do with technology. You have the Free Software Movement cryptanalysts on a kiss movement. This libertarian fringe. They're they're like really small small groups of people we've really kind of radical visions the kind of very persistent. Bitcoin was kind of confluence of the and I've been linked with these communities as well for a for a long time and when I when I found bitcoin in ause looking for something that was very functional. Wanted see not be able to build. Actually I wanted to be able to build a distributed gaming websites simply because gaming is owned by John Cartels but when I when I found bitcoin it was it had like this already old looking web. Page the might have looked like it was from nineteen ninety-seven the pretty bad designs and It was on source forge dot and saw dot net you. Can you can find all sorts of crazy projects on their back in the day. I remember I once founded video game which was like addressing park video gaming except the hot the computers and you could like punch ensure any war it would have every good dinosaur. Did you could like drive vehicles while that sounds incredible but but that knows no source Scott. Because there's a lot of these projects on sauce for somebody has like a cool sounding idea and they they click may create the project but they never actually write any code or they write some code but they lose interest after two days so bitcoin was like very much in that vein when you look to the websites at Bitcoin is a form of peer to peer currency that can't be controlled by governments Munson central banks. So we're like kind of red dog on a road. My is like hey yeah I'll desperation nation. I guess I kind of see because I was looking for something to build my projects waves so I came back to the big Wayne in website and then I go free that code a then asserted nice and strange things and Being a programmer having worked plus plus time Quite easy for me to start reading the code but then I I saw some things and I was like Oh wait. This is kind of interesting when it clipped that was like a mind blowing moment the this thing actually was cracked and I actually was working big itself. The code was it's very much a prototype. It was I I feel like Sushi. He kind of was it was something that he is working on over for many years and even though he wasn't like a lot of people say that here's a great program. He was actually a a great program but he was. You know a guy that was technical might even have been like a physicist or some kind of academic be was kind of Ed like hacking on the code adding Biz commencing bits. I'll until we have this concept of bitcoin walk and night. She if you look look in the code as well there was actually commented section for poker software which is was trying to create this entire community of of inside of Bitcoin was very you know it was it was very principled and every time you went on the forum at the top of the forum would be opposed about the Fed and how the Fed is evil and central buying Sir tantamount to murder so you know there was some fear. Refreshing about about this community was the poor in all of these fringe. Ideas was something new. It was something unique. I think war is kind of at the root of this crypto culture which is why it makes attractive to people that people have been able to to kind of latch onto this subculture but it was. It was a community driven by narrative a Everybody was constantly talking about like the central banks how to take down government control over the money that was that was what kind of gave it drive and we actually find ourselves in the point now where that narrative has not being able to develop people haven't worked on developing that narrative has been work on in like expanding worldview To account for all of the changes happen or the or the Neutra the trends are happening in the last two years the enable the project to continue to have momentum to continue to develop say. That's very much now. Craft like a new narrative around cryptocurrency in the era that we're living in a with very much very different from ten ten years ago even ten twenty years ago where economic questions were a lot more at the forefront of people's minds today economy is still important question. It's it's one that's compounded by many complex issues and in some ways we kind of see this merging of the radical left and radical article. Right you kind of see now. In Europe where for example the five star movement in Italy is a combination of far left and far right parties. That's because there is some discontent within the society. The is is kind of being on answered by by these groups. And that's when we talk about people often ask about about you know like crypt tycoon. Seal all BITCOIN or blockchain but they're not in themselves like entity so we should look we should think about we. Should we should maybe be talking about technology as a whole. Oh we should be talking mcrib Tucker fee as a as a tour tactic. Roll the technologists. COMPLA- in in in in shaping the world or all. Well how the power is
"catalonia" Discussed on AP News
"It's caused by storm Gloria have direct people to their deaths and left others trapped in vehicles the storm which is lasted for days is because heavy winds snow and hail although whether authorities said the worst of it had passed Spain's prime minister visited some of the hardest hit areas on Thursday saying hell approve state funds for five regions most affected by the storm the hard hit regions include northeastern Catalonia or authorities Thursday we're still monitoring several rivers for fear they could overflow and southern and a Lucy up parts of which were hit hard by a sudden hailstorm early Thursday bionic gloves or allowing a claims classical pianist so while Carlos Martins to play music again both of his hands are not functioning for the first time in twenty one years before the gloves a degenerative disease left him partially paralyzed and you could only play songs slowly with his thumbs the Brazilian classical pianist and conductor is known worldwide as one of the great interpreters of Johann Sebastian Bach's music he announced his retirement in March twenty nineteen low to undergo is twenty fourth surgery on his left hand in order to stop pains from the disease and a series of accidents neoprene covered bionic gloves that bump Martin's fingers upward after they depress the keys are held together by a carbon fiber board they cost only about one hundred twenty five dollars to build now Martin's never takes his gloves off even when he's going to bed dozens of world leaders have descended upon Jerusalem A. P. isn't Charles to a dozen reports they're there.
"catalonia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Break nine months of deadlock one of the issues the forte of independence for the Catalonia region now to the U. K. MPs and MEPs hoping to publicly back a candidate to the labour leadership contest have until today to do so Rebecca long baby the send that DHS Phillips in key estava have confirmed they place on to getting the required backing of at least twenty two of their colleagues Clyde Lewis and Emily Thornberry of also dictate the interest to replace Jeremy Copeland and finally did you conduct as of Sussex will come face to face with the queen later when senior Royals meets at Sandringham to discuss how we can make in the future the doctor says with a similar team Canada but is likely she'll join talks by the phone they're expected to discuss issues including funding for the couple the security and how they trans Atlantic lifestyle will work Lebanese twenty four hours a day on that and a quick take by Bloomberg pallets by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts symbol the one hundred and twenty countries I mean gallons this is pulling back this is the Brussels addition Greenberg's briefing on what matters most in the European Union this week now it's seven twenty AM eight twenty in the E. U. capsule this Monday morning at this time for Brussels addition Brubeck's briefing on what matters most in the European Union this week and is powered by teams in Brussels so we're pleased to be joined by the but we put a movie today hi Maria trade in focus today of with the US and China signing off the phase one of their anticipated trade deal this week but they're not the only ones actually hoping for a reset all they the E. U.'s trades Zaw top negotiators also hoping for a de escalation but will he gases that's right ads and and you have to keep in mind also Hogan going to Washington DC and it's really has been a difficult year in terms of the relationship between the E. U. and the U. S. we've heard a number of times from president trump actually saying that he does believe that you treat the U. S. very apparent in this is a bad trade relationship and then you look at all the numerous issues that we've had from that everybody's WTO ruling from the digital tax that could lead to retaliation into French products and of course the biggest issue here which was that potential retaliation to all in the German cars which would really have a big impact on the German economy at a time where we see and the German economy in very very shaky ground so it has been a very difficult year of course the whole power from the would be the you do see a reset and the relationship that you do get to see them the escalation but again you have to also it is in a contact with this twenty twenty it's an election year if you're European do you really want to renegotiate a big trade deal with the government that perhaps may not be in office by next year and if you're Donald Trump do you want to get political points ahead of an election those are two very difficult questions and of course they pointed to very different strategies number eight one another issue because the test the straddles the Atlantic and I'm is Iran still dominating the agenda cools the concession on Friday that it down to that Ukrainian playing by mistakenly hitting it with a missile killing everyone on board Europe took quite a position on this when it was alive lost week to some extent building up a bit of conflict with the U. S. where does it stand now last week and we talked about this for ministers where in Brussels meeting on Friday this was meaning that already had criticism built into this the kids it took European ministers to meet well almost a week and by the end of the meeting we didn't actually get major conclusions we did see an effort to de escalate the situation again the Europeans will tell you their number one priority is to make sure that the region stayed aft able if possible they want everyone to legislate a breeder but there was no major action and then yesterday we have that communicated came out from the German government along side do you came friends really saying that it's time for Iran to comply back with the nuclear deal but you do see that the Iranians are getting a lot of heat now because of that plane was shot down Ukraine and I was a Ukrainian plane is not a country in the E. U. but does also have a very close relationship with the European Union and the fact is so tragic that this was done in a way to really raises many question marks it's definitely not a good thing for Iran when you look at the European side of the story absolutely meanwhile less so suggests and old the big developments that happening in France a mackerel and the pension reform just briefly well that is as storied as been playing out now for months we've D. eight C. you're having major disruptions and transferred and France and the big story today is that perhaps Mackarness ready to make that big concession to not increase the retirement age with full benefits from sixty two to sixty four it is interesting of course I give my crown said he had to do this T. seem credible for his reelection but it does seem again and other parts president is about to make a concession on the pension reform thank you very much so reports of the in Brussels Maria today bringing us up to speed of course with what's going on in Brussels if you wanna stay on top of all things E. U. N. only big they shouldn't be E. D. I. T. I. O. N. is the function on you'll Bloomberg terminal for the parcels addition now straight ahead on the big day break you have mostly Malone chief economic adviser at alpha but will be joining us in the long didn't see Jeff he's got a really interesting take on the Iran story and also on America's place in the world what he thinks about the dollar we'll be off base interest from multiplied because alpha but it's hard to beat TI see one of the world's largest.
"catalonia" Discussed on KCRW
"From around the world for about thirty years maybe more furry five and I've never come across this album until this afternoon it's amazing how you can just to still constantly find new exciting exhilarating works that are not only brand new but that you never heard before from decades earlier this is from nineteen seventy the album is called the Oprea the ought to be up to the area I think diopter is is the English translation and it's a another project from from Catelyn played something from Catalonia earlier in the show and I kind of went on this whole this afternoon and found a few different things from that region of the world and this is one of them the track is from Powell liba from nineteen seventy and keep thou is the track that we heard it's a double album that I guess originally was released as two separate albums in nineteen sixty nine and nineteen seventy and now is a collector's item one up looking for the vinyl on eBay and sought after for like thirty five forty Bucks an album ahead of that Michael Q. a new guys rolling that comes from his spectacular most recent release Cuba nuka he's going to be at the theater at the ace hotel in just a few weeks the twenty fourth of January Michael Kiwanuka gear maybe and they that is an artist from Ethiopia with say Gadda da it's a remake of one of his classics you can find on the album mistakes on purpose part of the Ethiopian music collection me and my friends is a U. K. band we heard high is the sun that followed James Henry junior from Los Angeles from the highest cloud is the name.
Celebrations in Spain as Winning Ticket for 'Fat One' Lottery Revealed
"Spain's Christmas lottery is one of the country's most long awaited traditions this time of year as well as the lottery with the biggest jackpot in the world is known as el Gordo or the fat one and the winning number this year was found primarily in Catalonia Allen released her role has more these years duck boat amounted to two point forty three billion dollars surpassing by almost a billion dollars the largest pay out in the U. S. power ball there are multiple ticket holders with the winning number worth more than four hundred thousand dollars each celebrations are up to near Barcelona where most of the lucky numbers were sold as well as older Spenny stones like Solomon Connelly gone there the lottery played every year on December twenty second is an old tradition that dates back to center is and remains an essential part of the holiday season in Spain the numbers are announced on live television by a chorus of singing children from the signing the phone so school which is even older than a lot of
New UK government brings change and uncertainty
"Week's UK general election saw. Boris Johnson. Lead the Conservative Party to its biggest victory in over thirty years instantly the value of the pound and UK case stocks jumped now that election excitement has died down. We take a look at what to expect from the new government here to discuss this with me on George Polka political editor and Adam. Sampson had a foster. Let's start with brexit given them get brexit done John was the Tory campaign slogan will the UK believing the E. U. at the end of January. And what will that actually mean George. Well certainly expectation is that person will leave on the thirty first of January and the brexit done slogan Surf Bars Johnson extremely well in the campaign captured. I think the mood of the country that whether you're on the remain all the leave side of the debate. There was a bit of a sense that the three and a half years of Political Guinea since the referendum result how to redrawn an end and he's now gone native seat majority which squirrel allow him to deliver his withdrawal bill and to complete the first stage. And it's important to stress the first stage of Brexit on the thirty first of January then of course becomes much more uncomplicated and the real negotiation which is about the future relationship with future trading relationship between Britain and the EU and some people predict that will be even harder and potentially messier and the first part so when will Britain finally leave the EU. In that case well we legally leave on the thirty first of January but then the question is at at. What point do we leave the so-called transition period the standstill arrangement where effectively Britain remains part the same issue trading system under the European Court of Justice? And all the rest of it until a final final agreement is in place now. Boris Johnson has said this week that he will leave on the thirty first of December. Twenty twenty come. What May and indeed he's GonNa put legislation or claws into his withdrawal bill? The will make illegal him to seek an extension of the transition period beyond December. Twenty twenty now. Lots of people doubt whether a really serious trade deal negotiated in such a short space of time. I suspect if there is a trade deal in place by that point it will be very thin one mainly covering goods mainly covering things tariffs and quotas but not fully fledged future relationship that we've been promised and then the second question is if boss Johnson's determined have this new relationship in place on the first of January twenty twenty one. Is it practically possible to have all the systems in place including a new custom system. New checks new border posts a new immigration system potentially all within the space of twelve months. I think that makes an heroic assumption about the ability of white small businesses to make that kind of big adaptations short space of time. And could this also be a rocky time for British unity. The SMP in Scotland is pushing for a second referendum on Scottish independence and Northern Ireland's highlands position could become more precarious as it becomes the border between the EU and the UK. Will indeed. I mean that's one of the ironies of this whole brexit process. Assessed that in taking out of the European Union is Boris Johnson unst itching the United Kingdom of course Scotland and Northern Ireland both very strongly to remain part of the European Union. The fact that there's a resentment north of the border in Scotland about Brexit has created a situation where forty eighth out of the fifty nine seats in Scotland went to the Scottish National Party which wants a second independence referendum in Scotland. Boris Johnson said no so far. But it doesn't take that much. Imagination to concede that Scotland could become a bit like Catalonia with with a grievance festering people demanding the right to have another say on their future and in the case of Northern Ireland. Is You mentioned. Schoener the deal that Boris Johnson struck will leave Northern Ireland effectively within the economic space of the European Union in the customs union but name and the single market therefore the border between the mainland of Great Britain and Northern Island. For the first time and again you know people in Northern Ireland we'll be looking to Dublin or Brussels to protect their interests. SARS the economy's concerned rather than London. It's obvious obvious. That's unraveling the unions certain extent. Boris Johnson calls himself the Minister of the Union that so tightly gave himself after became prime minister. But that's going to be a big job for him and number ten to try to keep the Union of the UK together. Also the same even European Union now the conservative manifesto sketched out plans for constitutional institutional change. So what differences. Can we expect to see well a slightly strange page forty eight which is quite slight infamy in In politics where it talks about a whole range of constitutional changes whether it's the future of the House of Lords or the relationship between parliament and the Supreme Court which of of course famously became very heavily involved in British politics in the autumn and stop Boris Johnson closing down parliament's at a crucial moment in the brexit process. So there's lots of unspoken unspoken intent there about doing something about changing the system. If you like and Boris Johnson's chief advisor Dominic Cummings is basically a revolutionary who thinks the British. The system is bust. He thinks that the Brexit vote illustrated the distance that a grown up between many parts of the UK left behind person if you like 'em the elites that run the country whether it's in the media or the courts or the politicians and he wants to turn it on its head now part gets in. This mission is an open question. That's going to be a review of constitutional setup up in the country which will take at least a year. It'll be interesting to see how far postal prepared to go down that route. But certainly there's a real energy and almost revolutionary zeal about the people around Boris Johnson number ten and within government. A new business department and changes to foreign aid are on the cards. What are these going to look like well? That's the other thing that's Dominic Cummings. Mister Johnson's advisor wants to do. He previously worked as an adviser in whites-only thinks that basically the British civil services Pretty hopeless he thinks they they tolerate failure. There's lots of blame passing no reward for imaginative thinking and he wants to turn the British system on its head as well and one of the things that traditionally percents proud of his value has a permanent civil service which carries on doing the job. Even when there's a change of government very different of course to the American system where you have a complete sea change in Washington every four years potentially but Dominic Cummings said in the past. He thinks that's civil. Servants should be fight if they do about Joplin generally for life at the moment and he's also talking about a a big change in the number of government departments. So you mentioned that two of the most interesting ones. One is the idea of folding into the Foreign Office the Department of International Development which has a very big budget thirteen in billion pounds burst Johnson. Things could be better deployed inside. The Foreign Office is part of a wider global Britain foreign policy and business policy on the other one is the idea of turning the business department much bigger department covering international trade for example almost like a department of economic affairs pushing this agenda. That boss Johnson has trying finds a push wealth out of the prosper southeast of the UK out to the North and the Midlands. Now if I can turn to you Adam how has the business community reacted into this conservative. Victory sure so business. Confidence was very very subdued for a while for a year and a half in the run-up to this election over brexit over the gridlock. So I I think. The community breathed a collective sigh of relief. I least that Boris Johnson has a decisive victory. He has a majority he can push things through a lot of business. Leaders leaders reason the phrase clarity on policy that kind of thing it also averts a no deal outcome at least in the short term over the next several months. I think that was all seen as as a positive however I think there are many longer term doubts as far as what this is going to look like George. You mentioned earlier that it's very unclear as to whether there's going to be another cliff edge brexit in in a few months from now so I think well people are cautiously optimistic in the business community at the moment. There's a lot of doubts about what this looks like in the long run. So so what will the new government mean for business. Can we expect to see a tidal wave of investment after Brexit as Boris Johnson has promised so kind of said there there may be a short-term boost in investment. That just been like you said pent up. You know in the months of gridlock and over brexit concerns and it may be that boost growth in the short run as well. Maybe over the next few quarters early next year but again there's a lot of doubt as to what exactly the economy looks like go into the end of next year whether we have a rerun of exactly this drama that we saw over the past few months taking place again and there's just the economic forecast is shrouded in doubt at the moment I would say and what has been the reaction to the election in the markets so the mercury actions been quite interesting sterling. Shot up more than two percent after the exit poll on Thursday. They night a really big rise for a currency like the pound. The next day you K- markets were up substantially especially domestic facing stock so homebuilders her certain banks companies. That were at risk of nationalization from Jeremy Corbin's plans but what we've seen after that is a significant fall back in the pound found in fact the pounds now given up all of its gains from after the election outcome over those doubts about what exactly brexit's going to look like and I think specifically this I did there may be a cliff. Edge Breaks Leumi now at the end of two thousand twenty and Just you know these persistent doubts about what Boris Johnson's political plans will be. We still have uncertainty going forward. It looks like it seems like there's deep uncertainty among investors and business executives. Well thanks George and thank you Adam and thank you for
Following London attack, second attack in The Netherlands on Friday has EU spinning
"Three people injured in another stabbing attack. This one in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands according to police who are now asking for help from the public the new attack coming just hours after a different stabbing in the heart of London that attack has left two people dead. The suspect killed by police. They are also calling calling the attack in London. An Act of terrorism. Let's begin with CNN's Bianco. Bela who is covering the Netherlands attacks. Obiang what we know at this hour. The moment all we know is that an attack happened on Friday evening in The Hague in the Netherlands. This is obviously the key city. It's the seat of the Dutch. Parliament is also the weather international. The National Criminal Court is based the city itself has a population of around half a million and this was a particularly busy evening. As you may be able to see. From some of the pitches it is the black Friday Sale Ale. There were plenty of Christmas. Shop is out that on the streets and from what we understand. The attack happened within a department store on Big Market Street. We understand that three people people have been injured. They've been stopped and we're still waiting to hear more details from the police as of yet they haven't given us a motive but they have said that the situation is quote complex Ext.. I'm also learning. That police are looking for a man between the age of forty five and fifty apparently wearing a tracksuit and asking anybody who might be to identify by somebody of that description to come forward with more details but it is definitely a developing situation as I said nothing has yet been disclosed on the motive of this attack but within the context of the other attack in London. Today which you mentioned obviously there's an increased sensitivity to increase towards this and we'll be monitoring the situation version closely bianca. Thank you and we'll continue to check in with you. Of course throughout the hour as we learn more about our that attack on the Netherlands a deadly terror attack unfolding folding in London police confirming just moments ago. Two people have died after a stabbing or the iconic London Bridge. Three others were injured. I'm deeply saddened and angered that. Our City of London has again been targeted by terrorism. It it is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you that as well as the suspect who was shot dead by police. Two of those injured in this attack in the London Bridge area have tragically lost their lives. Police officers officers shot and killed the suspect who was wearing what looked like an explosive device but they believe that device was in fact fake witnesses recorded would appear to be members of the public public tackling. The suspect you're looking at that here taking away the knife before the suspect was ultimately killed by police and I do want to warn you. Some of the video were about out to show you is graphic. CNN's dictate. Walsh is live for us in London tonight. Nick British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson says the situation has been contained to the best of their knowledge. So what's happening on the ground right now in the next twenty minutes. It's also that British prime minister will meet with top security officials in the sort of basement of Downing Street to discuss this unfolding situation behind me though. We just learned from the head of London police that actually the fish monger hold on the other side of the river. There is where they believed the attack began. And you can just see up the Brita tent erected by British police where we understand the actual killings themselves or they tackled. The assailant will restraining of the assailant seems to have occurred. But here's how. Today's events unfolded Terry Returns to London Bridge recorded by witnesses for multiple angles. A group of people appear to restrain a man on the grounds of the public. Pullback firearms police drank one man away then. Two shots heard male suspect was shot by specialist government offices from the city of London place and I can confirm this suspect died at the scene a number of other the papal received injuries during the incident. I'm now in a position to confirm that it has been declared a terrorist incident. I can confirm it this time. We believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect. Is I hope explosive device. A knife is seen pulled from the scuffle. Get still many ordinary. Londoners appear to have thrown thrown themselves out the assailant to restrain him. I also want to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of those members of the public. Who physically intervened to to protect the lives of others and for me they represent the very best of our country and I thank them? I was so in the Boston. Matheny attacks in two thousand thirteen basically expands whereas at the math. And sort of twenty minutes or something Eh but just before it actually happens and some very similar thing of just having a lot of people just running and nobody knew what was happening and just feel like huge amount nazi-era on their faces and you could feel it as well in the energy of just everyone staffing out. The identity and motive of the suspect remains unclear. Similar horror befell London Bridge in June. Two thousand seventeen when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians and then launched a savage savage knife attack some also wearing hoax explosive vests police killed the attackers in minutes but still eight victims died after that attack. Roadside barricades went up in London. Some visible in these videos today see London Bridge would have been bustling at that time with commuters and workers in the city the extraordinary speed of the police response and reaction of members of the public. A sign of how practiced anticipated the horror of such attacks are in London. Of course the key and answer questions. Who was this man? What was his motivation? Terror related the police say it is unclear what ideology ideology may have been feuding him and sad- say to UK security services have long pointed a mental health often being contributing factor to instance like this but London Bridge. Now trying to get back to normal. Almost heartwarming scenes of seeing restaurants as inviting police. Patrolling the area trauma safe in for a cup of tea but that bridge behind me now. Still Jammed with the buses that were stopped by police as the instant unfolded. You can see the lights still going on their London. Sadly to used to this kind of attack Erica. Yes indeed. Nick Payton Walsh for us in London. Tonight thank you as we look at what we do know as Nick just pointed out for us there. We don't know a lot at this hour about the suspect but the fact Paul that British police are saying this is a terror attack again. We don't know the motive. I haven't seen a claim of responsibility. Ah To this point anyway unless I somehow missed something but waste on what we do know in the information. That's come out Paul. Where's your mind at this time? Well one interesting detail. You told us this fake suicide us. And we've seen the use of fake suicide vests in several Isis inspired attacks in Europe in the West in recent years of one was on the very same bridge two years ago when three attackers wearing fake suicides. did a knife attack on that bridge and the surrounding area. There was also an attack in January two thousand sixteen in Paris or the police station where the perpetrator how to fake suicide. Vest and more recently in Catalonia in August twenty seventeen the perpetrators hot fake suicide vest and in those attacks the reason presumably they were wearing fake suicide versus because they wanted to be killed by police because they wanted to become martyrs because in that war twelve knew they they wanted to go to paradise for. Doing that was not the case with this attacker in London. Today we don't know yet because the police are not telling us what what they think the motivation was. They're not specifying yet This was a jihadi attack was interesting too. is the location So with all of you frankly we have talked far too many times about
Socialists win Spain's election, but far right surges
"Their voting in Spain today the election was called by incumbent socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez who won most votes in the last election in April but failed to form a government the four main party centered their campaigns chiefly on ways to deal with Catalonia's push for independence and feared surge of the far right party
Another Election in Spain Threatens to Deepen the Political Deadlock
"This Sunday Spain. We'll hold its fourth general election four years though. The Socialist Party picked up the most seats in parliament. Last April its leader. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has not been unable to form. A coalition to pass anything into law and political divisions are mounting. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports. Three big issues loom mm over Sunday's election in Spain. One is the deadlock itself. It's you know. Let's get somebody who can govern that's Gayle Allard an economics professor at the I.. E. Business School in Madrid she says to is Catalonia where violent protests erupted last month over the imprisonment of separatist leaders. The far right party vox has been gaining gaining ground with its tough stance against separatists and then the third issue is the economy slowing down to about a two percent growth rate which is fine but high unemployment employment and government debt are also weighing on the country says Heather Conley with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It really still has struggled with the type of good quality jobs that provide meaningful benefits and employment. And that's in part what's driving voters frustration with the current political l.. Stalemate a stalemate that if it continues after this election could be a further drag on
"catalonia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The socialist interim government's handling of violent pro independence protests in Catalonia in Madrid this is Charlie Dever X. for Bloomberg day break your and French president Emmanuel Michael has a tax in NATO saying it's effectively brain dead he wants to create it's a military group rather than relying on the increasingly withdrawing U. S. and the creaking trans Atlantic alliance in response German chancellor Angela Merkel describe native as a replaceable cable needs twenty four hours a day on average take took on Twitter more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred and twenty countries on the end garance this is played back Anna thanks very much for that Lee and now the only school species does open it was a great night for British sites in the Europa league contentious United because on Belgrade three male at all traffic all cells executed my sixty one when I've alas yet in writing as bite sized progress to the last thirty two eight United manager Roddy gonna sell shell says it was just the performance he wanted safe from his side of the naming a strong saying this is a little bit of a template on how we want to play definitely but of course is the position that allow you to play this way as well no disrespect to practice on book they gave us spaces ranges remain on track for a place in the knockout stages self getting possible sites email at on Brooks manager Stephen Jones but also where the result ranks during his time in charge in glass got a thing right up there with the best well I'm sure people trying to find out to find problems with polls phone the reason why I don't know what the laws are blah blah blah they're a good team they look good players so I think my plays this is a lot of credit full circle for the can get to get out of that great following that won a victory I dislike them practice lava look at the U. S. sports now that we get a pizza box Pete basketball from Charlotte the Celtics all over the Hornets one oh eight eighty seven Boston now six and one led by Jason Tatum's twenty three Campbell Walker posted fourteen against his former team on the ice also in Carolina Rangers take care of the hurricanes for two islanders fall in overtime in Brooklyn to the pens for three and the capsules the five four win over the Panthers in sunrise also in overtime Alexander a veteran of three point ninety two goals in a sense and from Thursday night football later is now five and four coming from behind to beat the Chargers ani Josh Jacobs eighteen yard touchdown run twenty six twenty for the final on detox center bluebird NBC sports update thanks very much for that he still hadn't been by daybreak here of Gemini says he is on site today marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall we'll check out the country's Jenny through unification to Europe's.
"catalonia" Discussed on The Heat
"Salonen areas around Spain's Catalonia region have been dropped by protests and violence in Spain central government declared unconstitutional and illegal protests with police today bottler officials say there's been nearly six hundred people injured Alana and Rail Madrid had to be rescheduled due to security concerns but what I'm on ninety welcome to the heat podcast with us to discuss Catalonia's unrest is pendant they nothing new they've been around for some time but what's at the root of this movement why do cut nationalist movements stars in Europe in the Basque region in Spain and Victoria shipper for thirty six years so this is fundamentally the main element of difference but in terms of culture is the Catalan culture. Very I always put it this an example of spent that nobody has ever heard of Asturias so I mean in your drive for three hours and the accent changes but I mean there's nothing there that you won't see in the rest of Spain during the nineteenth century and earlier century it was the peasants low for many years he was banned in Frankel now it's been promoted along region as well as the economy of the region do cut lions have a high degree of autonomy handle they handle and they manage their taxes and then they give part rejected this still open interpretation why did they do that but yeah I mean north a truly federal system but Colonia Haselocvk they got support certain parties oppose others and they can get the power or in for independence peacefully but there are also other factions which have been causing damage. They'd been stirring up a lot hold debates let's say is that the cut lung nationalist movement is very groups to conservative groups to let's say all money groups aim unilaterally their independence because cut Lombardi's couldn't create the logical label and then they're like more established groups is handed out to those country leaders some who imprisoned for up to thirteen years or was this a continuation was obviously a clear independent his tone but that was the main reason is it rather violence so they also lost a lot of support among the population random was illegal says no to independence but I'll any kind of negotiations The relationship between the Spanish Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of serve the prime minister and also relationship with the Vang Prime Minister of Catalonia awesome or can be enforced you need to reform the Spanish prostitution a constitutional change with don't care where leaving just to annex wants to have a different system you have to legislate an independent how big a loss would there be Spain oh you could be a significant loss yeah it's exactly the same complaint as the Brits with the European Union and both of different races were subsidizing immigrants I mean that's a treated Franco when Franco died they were highways only into regions in it's they feel that they are being mistreated by the catalans in the sense that the governor slung whereas if you want to work for government for instance in a studio around from you'll act that cutler nationalists are calling you all the time like out of a stalemate so if there is does run the risk of tensions rising again a general election on November tenth and I mean I think that as because I.
"catalonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Hello I'm Neal newness with the BBC news the government of Ecuador has agreed to repeal a law that scrap to fuel subsidies after twelve days of mass protests by indigenous people that brought the country to a standstill in return the leaders of the indigenous movement say they'll end of their protests hi may Vargas is the president of the indigenous peoples confederation last element is fairly premium though at this moment the security forces still repressing at this moment our people are watching us to see what our position will be so we're thankful for this decision hello eight eight three has been scrapped and thanks for the whole country the agreement was reached at talks brokered by the United Nations and Ecuador was Catholic Church the announcement Spock's late night celebrations among indigenous protesters on the streets of the capital controls the Kurds of northern Syria say they've done a deal with president assets government in an attempt to stop the Turkish invasion of their country early on the United States ordered its remaining troops to withdraw Chris buckler is in Washington having made the decision to leave northern Syria the United States is wasting no time it once the majority of its trips with droning days rather than weeks the Pentagon appears increasingly concerned that American soldiers could get cold in the middle of the fighting a Syria descends further into instability Turkish forces are moving deeper into the country than the US expected and on the growing alliances are shifting the card is led STF which once Clinton America as an ally says it's no I reached an agreement with the Damascus government to work with the Syrian army against Turkey at the border between the countries Spain's Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict in the trial of twelve counseling separatist leaders over their role in the region's failed independence bid two years ago pro independence groups in Catalonia of cold for civil disobedience if they're not a quitter Damon Grammaticus has more they're all say is these verdicts do you from Spain supremo court could spark new tensions in Catalonia if the Supreme Court finds the separatist leaders guilty of the most serious charge of rebellion they could face twenty five years in jail or around fifteen years for the lesser charges of sedition and misuse of public funds and if there is new unrest Spain's prime minister has said he's prepared to take extraordinary measures to ensure security thousands of supporters of the victorious two news again presidential candidate call you sorry the throng the boulevards of central to his late on Sunday after to exit polls indicated he had been elected by a landslide both polls placements decided more than forty points ahead of his opponent the media mogul not bill contrary world news from the BBC opposition parties in Hungary uniting behind a center left challenger of managed to unseat the incumbent mayor of Budapest is wrong tomboyish gotta get a cut of Jones Wayne is being seen as a major defeat for the writing for dance party which had backed Mister Thomas Walters across the opposition's political spectrum have joined forces against food has to wrest control of Budapest for the first time in almost a decade thousands of Haitians have March through the streets of the capital port au prince to call for the resignation of president junk mail Louise man and women wearing white Donst of black music blasting from trucks Haitian opposition leaders and their supporters have been calling for Mr movies to step down angry at fuel and food shortages and corruption allegations rescuers have been working through the night in Japan.
"catalonia" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Homage to Catalonia which was about his experience during the Spanish Civil War he said that his group for radical group they were all radical leftist was being attacked by the communists in Spain but also in the press across Europe except in England he said in England the communists didn't dare devilish false facts about them because England had a libel law still does I'm gonna that got me to thinking about New York times versus Sullivan what I wanted to ask your goal was why the abolition of New York times versus Sullivan was one of the liberty and abolition of the what I can't have twenty five liberty amendments the point of the liberty amendments is to reduce the size of the federal government not address all the Supreme Court rulings that's why yeah that I understand that there is one other point I want to make New York times about times and it's just a good system of whimsical fought well I think they got the policy won't if you're going to have a two tier libel of system it seems to me that some public figures the politicians are or have a lower bar rather than a higher bar I mean if if if an unknown private person gets libeled I understand that I don't agree with that they don't have the same bar under the law that's the whole point that swimming by equality not when you're when when you're suing a public official on your destroying the reputation you're destroying the reputation of a human being when you're selling a plumber and destroying the wreck I mean smearing a plumber and destroying the reputation same.
"catalonia" Discussed on PRI's The World
"But by say a regional minority in Catalonia in two thousand seventeen. The celebrations will fuller by clashes with police and the imposition of direct rule from Madrid. There was a similar fiasco in Iraqi Kurdistan the same year in a controversial. And some say illegal vote ninety percent of a rocky Kurds who have been America's closest partners in the fight have voted for independence from the Iraqi government that vote was eventually ignored. But only after the central government in Baghdad had threatened wool. So that's another warning about these referendums. They can be useful. But also divisive and dangerous. What is the US record on a referendums, Chris? Well, of course, the US was born out of that enlightenment. We talked about in Europe and the idea of popular sovereignty, which is the foundation of the US constitution, yet, the founding fathers, very deliberately rejected any notion of direct democracy. They very much believed in something quite different. What political scientists call Representative democracy where you elected representatives, and they then make their own judgment about issues. So Gough to. Slow stop. But then in eighteen ninety eight South Dakota introduces the referendum and they slowly take off through the western states. Now accepted by twenty four states in the union. But of course, there's no provision for a national referendum or even a recall, Chris a final thought on referendums. What strikes you when I think an election or vote? I it's supposed to reflect the will of the people in that that should be respected. But they're only as good as their designed, for example, a hugely complex question. Like leaving the European Union a semi federal entity. It was framed as a simple kind of leave stay question. So there was enough people wanting to leave, but as we've seen absolutely no agreement on when or how which kind of explains how we're in this pickle. Now, the world's Chris wolf. Thank you, shall we. Stop chatting. No, yes. No. Let's let the listens decide. You know, if you go digging there, some pretty odd laws in the books. What is the weirdest referendum? You've come across. When I think the price has to go to Saskatoon in Canada, which in nineteen Ninety-seven had the very interesting referendum on to decide in municipal toilets, which way the toilet paper should come off the role. Should it be over or under one of those key debates of our time? They voted four to one in favor of toilet paper coming over to be serious. They just wanted to test new voting equipment and thought this would be fun way to to try that. Here's something you probably already know the latest marvel blockbuster adventures endgame is a big deal for Hollywood technically opened in the US on Monday. But only in LA the movie will be in theaters nationwide tomorrow. But if you haven't already reserved your ticket, you may have to wait a while if you're in China though, you could have seen a vendor's endgame yesterday. If you're wondering, why Chinese movie goers get to see it before many of us here in the US? Well, the answer is money says Beth Akamatsu film, critic K P B PBS and San Diego and host of the cinema junkie podcast. China is a huge huge market. You know, the the grossest from China can bump up the worldwide gross for a film. I, you know hundred million dollars. So it is a very important market. Need proof vendors endgame earn more than one hundred million dollars yesterday, a record breaker for an opening day in China, and that gives marvel and its distributor Disney. Significant bragging rights by the China. Release is also about fighting piracy, the sooner you get a film to a massive market like China, the less encroachment on profits from bootlegging. China isn't just throwing its way around at the movie box office. It's also increasingly the place other countries turn to for infrastructure loans, which allows Beijing to project soft power through hard steel and.
"catalonia" Discussed on KOMO
"Taken the plunge and need a place for the ceremony Virginia painter of state parks. Recreation says they might have just what you're looking for in the state park set up specifically for that purpose and others just provide a wonderful backdrop for starters. There's peace arch state park up on the border at Blaine and during the spring summer and into the fall, it is blooming with just incredible beds of colored flowers, all different kinds, and so a simple garden wedding at that park can be a really nice. Place to have your friends and family come together, then closer to the central Puget Sound they're saying Edward state park. Kenmore this is on the north east side of lake Washington. The grotto at Saint Edward provides a tranquil and beautiful garden setting for a small gathering. It's it's a very cozy Little Rock area with rock, walls and ferns and beautiful foliage around and an archway where the bridegroom can be for the ceremony. There's also Kitsap memorial state park on hood canal, actually has a covered outdoor wedding area as well. As a log dining hall where you can have reception, dancing, etc. For more information on this and other ways to celebrate state parks, checkup, parks dot state dot wa dot US. And don't forget to share your adventure on the state parks blog adventure awaits dot com. For Virginia painter of state parks and recreation. I'm Eric Heintz. Komo news. Tens of thousands gather in the Spanish capital Madrid over the government's handling of the situation and Catalonia. These are your world headlines from ABC news. The government's plan to ease tensions in the region of Catalonia that has a strong pro-independence population has triggered mass protests in Madrid the Spanish government's offer for reporter for talks is seen by right wing parties and protesters as a betrayal to Spain and a surrender to Catalan breakaway factions fighters in eastern Syria, allied with the United States say they are being met with stiff resistance from ISIS terrorists who are holed up in their last remaining territory, the terrorists controlled large swathes of territory across Iraq and Syria and now remain in a small pocket of land in the Syrian city of Des resort near the Iraqi border. A state of emergency is declared in a region in New Zealand's South Island after three thousand people were forced to flee after wildfires the blaze near the city of Nelson is being described as the worst forest fires in New Zealand for more than fifty years..
"catalonia" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Be that. You are listening to this podcast from the independent nation of Catalonia. It could be that you are Scotland Yard in the nation of Benin or the the the nation of by afro or the nation of begin or Equitorial begin. Can you imagine the revolutionaries coming together? And being like, let's begin again begin the beginning. Of course, there could be five hundred separate nations within what is now Nigeria or there could be a pan Africa where all people see themselves as one giant. People of peace their lead from Kanda for sure for sure. I think I'm rooting for one planet. One people. What are you rooting for every single different ethnic group gets its own autonomous nation because then we'll call balkanisation Nigeria's -ation. Rename it because it would be more balkanized. Well, we hope and pray that some resolution to this issue comes and probably will come in the form of giant Khufu that wipes out all mammalian life. But if the worst comes soon this recording all records APR funnel. So if providence in the form of self-same allows we hope to be back with you soon for another entry in the omnibus. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. The host of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. And now we're branching off into the exploration of invention. Invention is the story of human history told one piece of technology at a time the things we made and how they made us invention publishes every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you find your podcasts.