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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.
Scottish leader says she could seek 2021 independence vote
"Appears headed to another independence referendum as soon as next year. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today that she would campaign next year in the Scottish elections to hold the vote in 2014, Scotland, voted to remain in the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he won't agree to another vote being held. Form or on all this. We're joined live on the case. CBS Ring Central News Line by Sky News reporter and a Brady. So, Andy in the fast forwarding from 2014 to today, we've had Brexit Debate. We've had covert 19 of those factors. And what's bringing this back up again? Yeah, massively. So I've been working in Scotland the last few weeks. I've been in Edinburgh. I've been in clouds Go and let me tell you People are talking about Scottish independence again. Two reasons. Exist, means that the United Kingdom on January the first will be pulling out with the European Union. Gotland in that Brexit referendum of 2016, Scotland voted overwhelmingly 58% in favor off staying in the European Union. So Scotland is being removed from the European Union and all the benefits. Freedom of movement travel around Europe, No passports, no visas. You know none of the hassle and Scotland's being dragged out of Europe against its will. And then feed in the corona virus situation. Where Nicholas Star gin, her leadership she has every lunchtime. Since the pandemic started here at the end of March. Really, she has hold hosted the daily TV and radio updates without fail every single day. Boris Johnson missed meeting after meeting news conference after news conference sent deputies sent assistance. People in Scotland have seen strong leadership. They see it in Nicholas Sergeant, and that is fed into this. Is we mentioned? UK Prime Minister Horace Johnson says he doesn't want another vote to be held. Does he have the power to block that from happening? Yes, he has. So that's the problem for Nicholas Sergeant and everyone that wants Scottish independence. Gotland being part of the United Kingdom. It does have the Scottish Parliament. Those of the elections that are coming up in April. Now Nicholas Sergeant Hart Party, the SNP Scottish Nationalist Party. They would be the odds on favorite to be the overwhelming Party of power again in Scotland, and I'm sure they will be so she will be hoping from mandate from the Scottish people for her leadership and her dealing with covert but also for her manifest off discussion dependence on if she wins the elections, as she surely will in March. On April. I mean, it's it's with never going to happen that the other parties they're going to be there because our numerically historically her party is being so strong. She will then say to Boris Johnson. The people have spoken here. We want another referendum. His party, the conservative Party in Westminster. They've already said that the 2014 referendum was a once in a lifetime opportunity and people voted to remain in the union. And is this strictly an internal debate within the UK or do European allies way in one way or the other on this? So ultimately the decisions will be made and taken and decided in Britain, You know, in London, it will be the prime minister's call. As to whether or not there is the referendum on then, if there is a referendum, you'd be looking at the tail end of 21 into 22 on it will be the people of Scotland who discovered that decide their future if they won't remain the United Kingdom or they want to go on so long beer. Independent Republic of Scotland If you like. Well would be external factors. I mean, you know a lot of countries around Europe a lot regions around Italy. Take Catalonia, For example, in Spain, Barcelona being the capital there, you know they would look at Scotland. And be envious of a country that has that kind of opportunity. These regions that want to go solo and become independent republic, So it's huge. It's fascinating, and I'll tell you one thing. You do really sense when you're in Scotland. Working is Very, very distinct separate identity, You know, from people's accents, even the cash the money you use. It's still a pound sterling but Scottish banknote. And everything is different, and it's really interesting. I mean, this will be a huge 12 months. Big election. Nicholas Star Jin will be confident. I mean, she speak so clearly everyday people in Scotland lots of rules and regulations to follow, but because of her leadership and how distinct she sounds an hour, her clarity off communication the whole way through the pandemic. People know who she is and what she's done for.
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
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
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
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 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.
Barcelona mayor calls for violence in Catalonia to stop
"The mayor of riot stricken Barcelona pleads for calm after violent protests by separatist rock Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night whistling protesters mass transit riders not to pay the increased subway fares in Santiago Chile the city is under a state of emergency after violent protests against subway fare hikes last night more than three hundred people were arrested and dozens injured close to the police
"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 WNYC 93.9 FM
"The stormy daniels as she's been threatened and intimidated to keep quiet about a sexual relationship she says she has had with donald trump in her first tv interview on the subject with the american network cbs standards described to being approached by an unknown man in las vegas compaq i was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter taking the seats facing backwards in the backseat diaper bag getting all the stuff out and a guy walked up on me and said to me leave trump along forget the story and then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said it's a beautiful little girl it'd be a shame if something how mature mom and then he was gone in the interview miss daniels described having unprotected sex with mr trump in nevada in two thousand and six has already correspondent in los angeles james cook stormy daniels said she had sex with donald trump only once she said she was not attracted to him but he offered a place on his reality tv show the apprentice and they had consensual sex i'm not a victim she said just before the two thousand sixteen presidential election miss daniels says she accepted one hundred and thirty thousand dollars in hush money for mr trump's personal lawyer because she says she was concerned for her family's safety critics of the president claimed that was an illegal campaign contribution she's now suing to get out of the nondisclosure agreement mr trump's lawyer denies threatening miss daniels and mr trump denies the affair the the former leader of catalonia college puts them on will appear in court in germany later for the start of extradition proceedings to spain he's wanted in spain for organizing an illegal referendum last year on catalan independence damien mcguinness reports from berlin catalonia's former leader has spent the night in a prison in northern germany and later today would appear before a german judge who will decide whether mr pooch two months should remain in custody while the extradition order is being processed he has support from some far left and far right politicians in germany but crucially not from the german government's berlin backs madrid stance that it would be illegal for catalonia to break away unilaterally a.
"catalonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Coming soon the assassination an investigation into a true story a brand new podcast from the bbc world service subscribed to the assassination now and you'll get every episode automatically this is the bbc complete range of programmes go to bbcworldservicecom but what slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on friday the twentysecond of december i'm nick miles with the selection of highlights from across the bbc world service news today coming up catalonia goes to the polls again israeli matter that young people nowadays votes having its and for than just because it's our future what will result bean for the regents hopes for independence the un general assembly has voted to condemn president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel washington issued veiled threats the united states will remember the day in which it with singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation and here why the peruvian president is fighting for his political life but we begin in catalonia and one thing is clear in the region of northern spain the people there are becoming experts in going to the polls they been voting for a new parliament as the previous administration was dissolved by madrid after it declared independence from spain in barcelona 18yearold loud us said she was voting to show her support for the ousted calf land leader carlos wisdom on landfilling grades than feeling positive it really matters that young people nowadays votes had the most important just because it's our future k he's actually i thing that's not the way politics should work and i feel like he just need might will after casting her vote the leader for the pro unity citizens party innis addi mattis said her party was working hard for reconciliation and a good result was key to that has been organised an enhanced his army started i hope during these historic elections we can achieve historic participation we are probably facing an election that essential to our coexistent essential to the reconsiliation of all catalans i hope we flood the ballot boxes with votes and achieve a result that will remember for a long time.
"catalonia" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"To restate catalonia's problem than to resolve it creditors of the troubles toy retailer to his us armies in this morning to decide on its future with three thousand two hundred jobs at stake the pension protection fund has said it will vote against a rescue plan which would enable the business to carry on the companies reported to be ready to put forward a revised proposal to clear its pension deficit records seen by bbc news showed that more than sixty thousand mothers and babies in england suffered some form of home during incidents maternity units over the last two years hospital staff reported more than a quarter of a million incidents to the health regulator nhs improvement health correspondent adena campbell reports nhs style for encouraged to use of voluntary reporting scheme fa have concerns about cat and over the last two years more than two hundred in 75000 incidents outs maternity units have been reported while more than threequarters of those did not cause any harm to mother or baby more than sixty thousand dead most of them required only basic first aid the accident such as women slipping i have in showers or banging their heads summit the mall baretto severe problems included delays getting medication babies being left braindamaged amd potentially avoidable deaths the government says it wants the safest i'm best maternity service in the world south korea says its soldiers who fired around twenty warning shot said north korean troops who had approached the border between the two countries the defence ministry in seoul said the north koreans appear to be searching for one of their colleagues who had earlier taken advantage of thick fog to cross the demilitarized zone on the border and defect to south korea a comrades poll carried out the bbc news suggests that one in ten young people across the uk has spent at least a month surface surfing staying with friends because they've nowhere else to go a thousand people aged between sixteen and twenty five were questioned for the survey twofifths of them said they had been at least one night where they they'd had no way to call him it's six minutes past six and now the weather forecast over to mark taylor at the bbc weather center thank you very much very.
"catalonia" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Ooh so more attention in catalonia thousands took to the streets to protest against the arrest and continued detention of vat eight members of the catalan regional government detained by the spanish authorities have paid in a madrid court which confirmed that custody at spot protests outside the catalan regional parliament in barcelona yeah the party and government immigrate right now is the most corrupt party in the european union and they're not facing justice and said they're charging people with sedition and rebellion never charge eta terrorists separatists wet for organizing peaceful boats peaceful rallies it's an assault on democracy not gesture catalunia not just here famed for all of europe and for anybody who believes in democratic rights i have no words to describe what's happening right now got slow now it's outrageous there's nothing wrong in wanting to be an independent country my opinion so those a ousted from the catalan officials said wake up today will wake up to today off to having spent their first night in custody meanwhile would expect to news with possible european arrest warrant against the acid catenary need a continous put japan's and four ford his colleagues while he however is in belgium where he fled as the crisis over the independence referendum deepened and as government was ousted from belgian he stated the arrest of his ministers is a grave mistake and an attack on democracy so was the arrest image madrid as the ties poll crews colombian half is an economist from gene gina is based in barcelona and he's a supporter of catalan independence i am a big shock for.
"catalonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Coming up next on these are more our main story today the tinari of the controversial balfour declaration but first we're going to have to spain where nine members of the catalan regional government who was sacked by the central government last week appeared at the high court in madrid the facing charges of rebellion and sedition over there campaign for independence from spain however the from a catalan leader cullis pushed amount and four colleagues didn't attend speaking outside call mr puzder months predescessor archer mass said prosecuting people would only make matters worse global mice gasoline elaine yes hr forego a small petrolem firewood is thrown on the flames were fired grows bigger if you look at the most recent opinion polls they show that the desire the will for the independence of catalonia is growing in our country in catalonia this guy had scares in madrid for us now now this is a risk isn't it for the spanish authorities this case going to court potentially making martyrs of these politicians what less right james artile masses claim is very very common one among members of the independence movement saying that's as a more that you pursue independence leaders through the courts and then the more you're going to encourage catalans to want independence and i mean i think a lot is likely to depend on exactly how these legal cases proceed if for example they lead to some or all of these put politicians going to prison facing long prison sentences then there's a feeling that that will be seen as very provocative body proindependence camp but many of those who oppose independence on the other hand believe all these politicians should be in prison an and that would be justice being done and what exactly happened today because that my understanding is that they these these group of farewell is eight out.
"catalonia" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Or i think it was the spanish senate specifically averted to invoke article 55 and takeover catalonia you're not independent we are taking you over you have no autonomy and then there was speculation friday of what's going to happen next will you're here on friday you remember the discussion what do you think wild up happening over the weekend in catalonia while i don't think i no that three people in these cattle in leadership were were were imprisoned um the catalan party that you're talking about zoo guys they jordi they were arrested prior to the actual declaration of independence being advice the parliament yes was quote unquote dissolved by the spanish central government car may four force adel parliament and then was told to hand herself over to police uh the the president or prime minister whatever of of cattle and has led to brussels he's charged with treason and sedition right so that's the update the catalan president as well as his cabinet have fled to belgium the story coming from antiwar dot com expectation ends today monday o were that there would be a normal working day in catalonia that was a statement fromn cattle and president carlos purge about over the weekend of monday is going to be a normal day for republic of catalonia first business day after declaring at the pendants over.
"catalonia" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Live from npr news in washington i'm windsor johnston demonstrators are filling the streets of barcelona demanding unity with the central spanish government and pierre's colin dwyer reports today's protests comes two days after catalonia voted to separate from spain flagwaving demonstrators have flooded kudlow his biggest city with a sea of red and gold their message that the region is better off unified with spain and they voiced it with chants of viva espana and they're slogan we are all catalonia this comes just two days after the wealthy regions leaders declared independence since then the spanish government fired those leaders and asserted direct control over catalonia for the first time in decades but amid the standoff protesters in downtown barcelona are arguing not everyone in catalonia is on board with independence they say they are both cut long and spanish and they want it to stay that way colin dwyer npr news a taliban assault on police checkpoints in afghanistan has killed thirteen police officers jennifer glass reports the taliban are staging such attacks with increasing success over the past month the taleban has launched a number of nightime ambushes on afghan security forces targeting anything from police checkpoints to army outposts this month the taleban has killed dozens of police and soldiers across the country in an attempt to demoralized the forces the taleban also threatens anyone who supports the government jennifer glass reporting from kabul the world's largest private coal producer is reporting a two hundred milliondollar profit this quarter wyoming public radio's cooper met kim reports this comes after peabody energy went into bankruptcy last year this is the third straight quarter of profits for peabody energy whose largest mine is based that of wyoming the positive sign for company that went through several years of major losses the company's profits at up to five hundred million dollars this year.
"catalonia" Discussed on Hot Talk 1080 KOAN
"Catalonia's push for independent there are rules doubts ever whether this independence could ever become reality european governments were quick to say they would not recognize an independent catalonia thoughts today in response to that independence declaration and in defiance of central government some spanish and eu flags were lowered from public buildings separatism arguing that a referendum held on october first legitimises catalonia's independence but this is of course a very divisive issue across spain many who oppose independence did not vote in that referendum and thousands of supporters over unified spain also took to the streets yesterday many saying they would continue to protests until the crisis is resolved boxes carry logan in london the spanish government meantime serbish confident the police in cambodia will continue to respect spanish will at least eighteen people reported dead after an attack on a hotel in somalia's capital mogadishu the alshabab extremist group claiming responsibility there still no word on who might be arrested monday in connection with special prosecutor robert moller's investigation into possible collusion between the president trump's campaign and russia one possibility former trump campaign had paul manafort retired general michael flynn is another possible target he briefly served as national security adviser but was fired over his conversation shen's with russian ambassador to the us auction kathleen maloney the major league baseball were you'll be gore yellow the houston astros has been suspended for five games next season after making a racist gestured la dodgers pitcher yu darvish.
"catalonia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Thousands demontstrating trunk of building it is done elections studies walk in catalonia will happen under couldn't your or similar and resistance to the madrid government is is effective not just because what happens on the streets but wear the most resistant people a place two civil servants teaches police law enforcers generally stand in your way now that's more effective than any mass protest in barcelona isn't it uh i think that you are a little bit about the future of host ecorse an i don't i don't have a crew of what is going to happen more people show on we'll follow because they will create now you know consequences by the courts fight illegal court you scream army catalonia so we will see what your consequence on what is our ordering all students are among is going to do by the way when you speak about the gorman i also want to make the point that not only the spanish government remember your political course you spain including a socialist heroes who are barking the imposition of article one hundred uncritically five if all the constitutional ecologist save all the constitutional in all the legal arguments are on your side your that is not going to win over hearts and minds in a do you think that your government in spain has to do a little more than just enforce the law does the needs to be some pats persuasion involve let's let's let's make it look we go for under a an area patea governance good off a referendum legal loomed that's what happening scope on the part limiting school on i'm not even even go live over half of of this country's parliament declares defenders what what beater reaction any longer that would be my question so you can imagine what you're the reaction emigrate uh oh facing illegalities of course heart could be one and it's not through our legal current demography befriended henry will have to be done quickly by all of our i mean i i.
"catalonia" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"All right this news came down route to go over an hour ago i don't know if it will mean civil war in spain but it could the parliament in catalonia declared independence from spain a little while ago right after them less than an hour later the spanish government moved to impose direct control over catalonia i am attempting endeavouring to get us a guest on monday in barcelona it could be tens will a will be a chance weekend in barcelona and catalonia and madrid as they madrid tries to contain was going on the independent vote by the parliament in catalonia this is from worded i friend huffington post by an hour ago these bennett government moved to impose direct rule over catalonia today stripping the region of its atonomy less than an hour after age parliament declared independence in a stunning show of defiance to madrid although the calphalon declaration appears to be doomed both sides take spain's worst political crisis in four decades to a new and possibly dangerous level spanish prime minister mariano rajoy call for calm said the rule of law would be restored in catalonia where secessionist have long cherished the dream of a separate nation the crowd of more than ten thousand independence supporters gathered in the local park outside the regional parliament in barcelona today shouting liberty and cut the lawn and singing traditional songs as the independent independence vote win through in parliament the motion passed in the parliament after a passionate debate from advocates and opponents of independence carter lana leader carl lewis urged them all left the chamber to shouts of president and mayors who had come from outlying areas brandished their ceremonial batons and saying the cut the lawn anthem the reapers i hope that is a farm reference catalonia is and will be a land of freedom and times of difficulty in times of celebration now more than ever boozman said on twitter would immediately after the vote with three opposition parties which three opposition parties boycotted spanish shares and bonds were sold our free fighting business concern over the turmoil in this very wealthy region of spain within an hour the upper house of spain's parliament in madrid authorize the prime minister in the government to rule catalonia directly unprecedented move in spain she says the return of democracy in the.
"catalonia" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Today the vote came in and the crowd and barcelona's placid his son john may erupted in cheers but moments after the catalan parliament had declared independence came a defiant sobering response from spain's central government madrid impose direct rule over catalonia and declared the vote unconstitutional josep maria teddy cobb at us is a member of european parliament for the proindependence republican left of catalonia and we reached him earlier today just after spain's prime minister mariano rajoy announced even harsher additional measures mr teddy kabra us as we are talking we are just learning that uh prime minister drought highly has sacked the catalan government and dissolved parliament so what do you make of that well uh first is extraordinarily and democratic that prime minister can fly a steeper democratically elected into government cuts colonial these would be possible in any of the european guides that's absolutely incapable secondly i don't know what our if you should look set because we declare independence assisi catalonia now is an independent country at stocks being independent that something who tropics from today tomorrow novel overnight low but declartion means that's the difference between decleration in brooklyn nation in eighteen months we'll be ready to proclaim meet miserably says he is going to seek to have this declaration declared illegal spain declares every senior legal practically and it it could mean extemely illegals sync for instance no two diesel social iin pleasing nj that diplomacy will retain the death toll a peaceful nice lee this of social movements b that's this penny style article 155 at the spanish constitution does that not allow an action of this kind where madrid can declare that the independence of the catalans government isn't is no longer allowed.
"catalonia" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"He the ostry election with german catalonia katina watch what's going on in northern spain a of course the president of that region catalonia had said to the government of spain he wants to negotiation period some dialogue with madrid on the prospect for independence he said that in a letter to the prime minister that was rejected out of hand the prime minister has given him the president of the region until thursday to back down from his demands and things are as our maria today said on bloomberg surveillance on television for tense as we uh we await what's going to happen in the region is the prison of catalonia going to continue to pursue this we'll wait and see my basic tickets the role in related but yet and there's a letter yet air going on different stories landers in in in belgium another story so anyways this could open the floodgates is that what many would say brexit thank you to threaten you donald for a wonderful briefing at the imf she runs over parliament coverage and venue was really terse about this phrase no deal divorce i have no idea what they're that means jarnet just you know why a little or no deal in some experts for the oh how many rings yep tom washington has item number three imf world bank annual meetings i noticed that kris kringle himself has brought some of the blue red and green books back to history you're can deliver them throughout the newsroom i saw them on the michael mkes cheer this more what's your take away from that from that confab down in washington take away is what happened before what happened there in his mic mckee saw the group of thirty meetings what happened afterwards which is everybody is waiting waiting waiting for the identification of inflation if i look at service sector or goods inflation in the united states of america the first in some cases the second derivative are going in the wrong direction future yellow and we'll talk a bit with that michael mceachran a few moments notice there is gonna join us from i just as well about the global inflation with him for thinking he's no the crash in 1987 marking that this week this is a this is.
"catalonia" Discussed on WLOB
"Of us the more and more then more and more vanloads of police arrived from all sides they started pushing through in pulling people out ponta said people have been dragged out by their hair or throats and beaten by the police when he and others got back out to the street they cepa hind the police fan said that the officers would it be able to leave he said quote they started hitting us with truncheons but didn't use their guns we met up with another group in the police warned to jordan a journalists to go away they ran off and the police started firing rubber bullets everyone who could fled but others got hit in the back and the knee everyone went off to find somewhere else to vogts unquote and again the government had in catalonia had changed the rules of voting an hour before polls opened to allow people to go to any polling location so if they were up against the cops at one location they could go to a different one where the police might or might might not be at lisa aruca had been intending vote for catalonia to remain part of spain but she changed her mind as she waited outside of the school in central barcelona as kuala day is still or ellis tell a areco said she and others were pulled out of the way by national police officers who smashed the door open and remove the ballot boxes widow it will give these ballotboxes she told this ecu associated press quote i was always against independence but what the spanish state is doing is making me change my mind i don't know whether the what this lady says is true but it's the perfect quote no doubt she further said the national police in civil guard are treating us like criminals i was most likely going to vote no until the national police sent me flying now i will try to vote yes she said although similar incidents were reported around barcelona in other parts of pedal odia many people still managed to vote peacefully if slowly josep my grenada and his neighbours went to vote at the culloty conceptual in barcelona quote the attitude was peaceful and serene with the spirit of resistance he said also quote older people or people with restricted mobility were given preference in the.
"catalonia" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The the entire world is being revamped redesigned everything our businesses are infrastructure everything including the maps in europe is on the verge of a complete redesign of the maps not since world war four one of we seen the possibility for so many countries or border changes last sunday the spanish region of catalonia will is gonna i'm sorry this sunday catalonia's gonna head to the polls to decide whether or not to break away from spain they've been they've been threatening this now for a weill and has been heating up at the moment thousands of people are rallying in the streets but the spanish government been really like this is that taking this divorce lightly four thousand spanish police have already been deployed to the regions polling stations are being forcefully shut down and politicians in catalonia or being arrested the streets in catalonia or about to erupt now this is only another ripple in the coming tidal wave of problems for the eu the amount of nations looking to split from the eu or regions looking to gain independence is staggering spain france the uk italy all have strong independent moments inside of their own borders and the domino's are about to fall so what is this all mean well the world at least europe is still struggling from trying to recover from the two thousand eight economic crisis they really haven't recovered from that yet europe was one of the hardest hit four of the five top gdps in europe all have either strong regional separatist movements or there looking to leave the eu now think about that what does that due to the economy spain is number fourteen the fourteen th largest economy in the world if catalonia separates on sunday spain will lose twenty percent of their gdp and that's a country on the verge of civil war or civil unrest already france the you uk in italy or all in the top ten of the world's gdp what happens if this process around the the same time period if this process just starts to sweep.
"catalonia" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Having a clear out and it does look like that you know that there's no one's dopey safe carrie adana he with me from washington next to spain where the police believe the man who drove a van into crowds in the city of barcelona was killed along with two other suspects in a shootout hours later mizzou kabeer had escaped on foot from this ramblas opt to killing fourteen people and injuring more than one hundred he appears to have mounted a second attack and the result of cambrils again driving a vehicle into a crowd there was then shot by armed offices catalonia's police chief major josep luis truck pero says those attacks at an earlier explosion at a house in the town of alkana may all be linked proinflammatory poverty the theory we are working on now is that at the residence in alkhan they had been planning an attack for certain time and that they were preparing a single attack over a series of attacks in barcelona we think the explosion at alcan are involved material acquired months ago for the purposes of carrying out these attacks they then became desperate so they carried out the attack in barcelona and cameras in a move rudimentary fashion the authorities in spain have long recognised to and claves on the north coast to morocco as breeding grounds for islamic extremists and the attacks of shocked the spanish intelligence services is are security correspondent frank garza what looked at first to be a lone wolf attacked by just one or possibly to individuals has now emerged as a complex plot involving at least eight suspects armed with knives and explosives.