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Fresh update on "damascus" discussed on BBC World Service
"Made a rescue, which is the organization set up by Missouri as to siphon the funds to the white helmets inside Syria, Vanessa Billy's theories about James the measurer and the white helmets had reached as far as Hollywood. His close friend Farouq Habib remembers how all those Stories about him was starting to bleed into the mainstream. Did he talk to you about it? Hey, he started feeling depressed and he knew that he will Carry it for the rest off off his life. What would happen next, where he can go other than Syria whether he wants work wherever he'll want toe travel. Some people may Google his name and see this lies and fake accusations about I write to Vanessa to let her know what I was planning to say. In this Syriza's And she published my email. Right now, Look, here's what's going on. The BBC has decided to produce a new program, which they're calling Mayday on bonanza. They have decided that you and some other and she took to the airway, actually, unlike Chloe, who, to my knowledge, I don't believe she's she's entered Syria. She's certainly not entered what I would call three through. I do have to say and Chloe, my dear, if you're watching, please, and she made clear what she thought of my documentary. We know that Historically, the BBC as they are doing with covert 19 are there to shore up British government and British intelligence narratives. I mean, it's interesting that one of the accusations they put in there is anti Semitism. Well, of course. I mean, you know that's bound to be included alongside my the usual and embedded with Syrian ministers, etcetera, etcetera. I mean, I have to say that the list of slows is incredibly unimaginative. I mean, there's not far as I can work out these days. She lives in Damascus. She's a big deal over there. Gets treated like a bit of a celebrity here. She is being shown round the university when it's happening. We are so excited to have few words from you. No way would like to.
Rain from remnants of Delta will pick up in Washington, DC area
"Of Delta now Justin average area of low pressure but bringing a soaking rain this morning. Nonetheless, the study Rachel Taper off just some scattered showers in some drizzle as we head into the afternoon and into the evening, But in the meantime, soaking rain will continue. Risi Cool. Inhuman temperatures won't move very much only in the load of mid sixties today, and the showers will and completely overnight Tonight it will be mostly cloudy, cool and damp, Awesome. Patchy fog, and those will be the upper fifties to low sixties and tomorrow with a cold front moving through in the morning commissioner Clouds and sunshine breezy and warm, but she'll notice the humidity dropping throughout the day tomorrow Highs will be in the mid to upper seventy's a little above average Wednesday, mostly sunny, mild, dried pleasant highs in the low to mid seventies. Thursday. Increasing cloudiness still mild load mid seventies. 64 degrees in Woodbridge right now 59 in Damascus in 63 in northwest Washington.
Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks
"Groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany. NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Berlin. They're asking German prosecutors to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Three human rights groups chose to file their suit in Germany because the country applies the principle of universal jurisdiction, allowing allowing it it to to try try crimes crimes committed committed elsewhere. elsewhere. The The groups groups want want German German prosecutors prosecutors to to probe probe the the deadly deadly sarin sarin attacks attacks on on two two suburbs suburbs of of Damascus Damascus that that occurred occurred in in 2013 2013 and and 2017. 2017. Killing Killing more more than than 1400 1400 people. people. They They argue argue there there is is plenty plenty of of evidence evidence to to blame blame Syrian Syrian President President Bashar Bashar Assad Assad for for the the attacks attacks In In April April 2 2 former former members of Syria's secret police went on trial in Germany accused of crimes against humanity over the torture of thousands of opposition protesters. Groups, a dossier they submitted to German prosecutors this week contains new information about the attacks, including some gleaned from former Syrian government officials who have sense defected. Rob Schmitz. NPR NEWS Berlin In the Central
In Syria's trouble: An Embattled Despot Digs In
"It's approaching ten years since the civil war in Syria began the signs of battle are all around. And this in the middle of a residential area which both sides agreed they'd stay out of. With help from Iran and Russia, and by bombing and gassing his own people wash our Assad the country's dictator have all but one. But Mr Hope of rebuilding the country's devastated economy are far from being realized. The currency is collapsing. America is continuing its sanctions. A financial crisis in neighboring Lebanon is adding to the pain. And covid nineteen it hitting the country hard. While support for Mr Assad both abroad, and within his own ranks is weakening. It seems unlikely that his grip on power will be loosened. The humanitarian situation in Syria has never been was and economic desperation is gripping the country Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. You're hearing tells women who are having to. Boil weeds. Children can eat manna scrambling over each other to get bakeries. Their queue snaking across cities for fuel is begins to run out the currency has collapsed. It indeed is Kinda. So worthless now that people are using the notes to roll cigarettes, it's a really grim situation either. I mean, we've talked about the misery in Syria several times before his is all of this, still the ringing down of of the civil war, it's absolutely the case although the has subsided, the regime has not been able to reap the fruits of that military victory. It was really hoping that this was going to be it's Year of recovery and that just hasn't happened in it that it was gonna be able to. Take the last stronghold of rebel control in the north but instead the come Tux consolidated the hold in the north and the Kurds with American support of building up a variety in the northeast on top of that you've had the Lebanese banking crisis. Was the place which Syria used for banking the banks of very choppy limited withdrawals. People can't get Dulles out the kind of value of Lebanese pants has. that. Sort of knock on effect in Syria that you've had American sanctions which have been tightening. There was a new raft of sanctions this summer on top of that, you've got covid nineteen, which is also exacerbating the pain. How? So how has the the pandemic played out in Syria. Officially, the figures were about less than two hundred deaths from covid. Nobody really believes these figures doctors are being ordered to report new near as case of death even when it's clear that it's covid nineteen, the government doesn't have the means to provide basic protection. The population has been to brutalized by the water really much more about taking further precautions. Even if they have the means, their reports of anything up to sixty percent of businesses closing down in Damascus, you're having other independent surveys research that anything to. Forty percent of the population. There may have had the virus and the kind of figures out maybe eighty times what officials are estimating the hospitals can't cope. You need to have kind of great connections to be able to get into hospitals. Say doctors a resorted to going around the streets with extreme canisters, offering of dose of oxygen to victims, and they're saying that they're inundated covert is making already dust situation far far worse and the Syrian conflict has always been one with a lot of international players I mean what about the international allies that the regime would have turned to? The regime still does have friends abroad but who still remain either. Come to the regime's aid or they weren't by Russia and Iran who regimes patrons of facing American sanctions that's limited for instance, Iran's ability to get fuel to Syria, which is one of the contributing factors behind the fuel shortage. The Syrians Gripe that the Russians could be doing an awful lot more than they are in the past they have helped supply wheat. They're continuous complaints for instance of the Russians on providing fuel to anything other than. Military. So there's a sense of the kind of the Russians could be doing more but they. Almost relish opportunity to let the regime squirmed the the weaker it becomes more dependent becomes more Moscow hopes that it might be in a position to dictate terms and all all it seems that the regime is being evermore squeezed from that. So where does that leave Mr? Then what will he do? What can he do? In many ways, his resume has proved remarkably resilient. It still functions as state is security forces still able to suppress the population and keep them in check. You've had a few protests, but there's a quickly snuffed out and his regime in many ways, it's becoming more predators used to prey on the rebels rose up against it at preyed on its opposition, and now it's preying on its own supporters. There are checkpoints across regime areas way if you want to bring trucks across, you're GonNa have a letter with you might have to pay bribes, generals and warlords attending evermore into tax farms, raising taxes for the regime and taking account. So it's kind of regime which is struggling to retain his patronage system struggling to retain its control over the economy and doing that by praying evermore on its own population. Will you say the regime is resilient I mean can continue to be on with with all of these headwinds. Do you think? Certainly. You can find businessman in Damascus today who feel that the regime is kind of more under pressure than they can remember and they really questioned whether the regime can survive. That said kind of consensus seems to be that this is a regime that will continue to fight for its own survival. No matter what. Really have nowhere else to turn matter how disgruntled they are nobody else? Is GonNa pay what salaries they get. They don't trust any post regime since they think they're going to. The victims of that and the regime itself looks as if it's happening to continue in perpetuity, you've got presidential election scheduled for December of next year will give President Bush said another seven years together with his wife Asma. They look if that grooming there eighteen year old son Hafiz takeover sometime in the future say I mean this is a regime which is going to continue to fight for survival no matter what the cost for its own population.
Trump mocks Biden for wearing a mask
"Continues to stress, social distancing and wearing masks, the president now under fire for poking fun at his opponent for wearing one of his rally in Pennsylvania Thursday night, President Trump mocked Joe Biden for taking precautions against Cove in 19, telling a packed crowd of supporters. Did you ever see a man that likes Damascus? Muchas him most in the estimated crowd of 1200 people at the rally. We're not wearing face coverings, the president criticized by him for what he says is too much of a focus on the pandemic. Saying the Democratic nominee should be talking about the economy, a new ABC News Ipsos poll found. 60% of Americans say Biden would do a better job handling the pandemic compared to just 38%, who said the president would
Electricity cut in Syria after explosion hits gas pipeline
"Media in Syria say an explosion overnight on a major gas pipeline northwest of the capital Damascus caused a power blackout across the country. Serious oil minister said early indications were that it was what he called a terrorist attack on the Arab gas pipeline, which feeds power stations in southern Syria. The electricity minister so that by dawn power was being restored to several provinces.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings For Parts Of Washington, DC Area
"Severe thunderstorms popping up in central Maryland. Let's go to storm Team four meteorologist Matt Ritter News era. It is an isolated thunderstorm, but it is a severe is produced some wind damage near the city of Frederick a short time ago. The latest severe thunderstorm warnings in effect has been extended southeastward from the city of Frederick, affecting northwestern Howard County, South Central Carroll County. In North Central Montgomery County and the rest of southeastern Frederick County stated until 6 15. Now there's AH, one area particular of concern very close to Newmarket and Green Valley. Parts of Maryland route 75 there where there might be inch diameter Hail falling right now on some of those locations, a cz Wella some 60 mile per hour wind gust, causing some tree damage in that area. But as for the city of Frederick itself, it looks like there's just some light showers and some lightning left over. Right now from the storm areas that are affected by the extended severe thunderstorm. Warning include Damascus in Clarksburg are Bana Woodfield. Layton's Ville Sunshine extends down to Montgomery Village basically kind of parallels Georgia Avenue route 97 up into parts of South Central Carroll County near the Sykesville area, just to the north north of a brook, Phil, and only again, this warning continues until 6 15 as the storm continues to move to the Southeast. And about 20 MPH. So if you're in those areas that I just mentioned to be ready, you'll probably be getting this severe thunderstorm in the next 15 to 20 minutes. There's some non severe thunderstorms. Heavy showers in parts of extreme northern Loudon County right now, not much else happening in the district for the time being or in the rest of Maryland. But we'll keep an eye on things as it continues to be a very warm and very humid day. Again. Not that severe thunderstorm warning continues until 6 15 will have the full storm team for 40 forecast coming up the next weather on the eight Sarah.
Lebanon tribunal names 4 suspects in Hariri killing
"Is more than. Fifteen years since Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafic, Hariri was killed in a massive car bomb along with twenty one others. Later today an international caught near The Hague will hand down verdicts in the trial of four people accused of planning and carrying out the attack the four accused of of the Iran backed militia and political party. Hasballah. Hezbollah itself is not formally accused. Well, let's hear from the journalist and multiple twenty four regular contributor in Beirut Leyla Milana Allen Lali you're standing outside the very hotel in front of which Rafic Hariri was killed. What sense is in Beirut today that the justice will be done. There is very little sense. the families, all of the twenty one people other than because eighty who were killed as well as the nearly three hundred injured have waited as you say, over fifteen years justice taking a very long time this commission to come through with this, and the problems are a few of course many people here feel that the responsibility lies with the Syrian regime and through has through then has one. and. The five men on trial here all labeled as Hezbollah supporters because they found it very difficult to actually find evidence to show that they his bumbling members because, of course. Is So secretive I'm one of the biggest problems is that must have budgeted dean who was the main sort of ringleader debt these indictments who was accused of having set. The whole thing was known very well as the military imam to Hezbollah was killed in two thousand sixteen an attack on Damascus APP while his was helping Bashar Assad's regime with the wool there. So he was the one person who is very easy to link to Hezbollah and the only evidence they have all circumstantial evidence from these mobile phone networks. So as we expected, the indictment will come through the verdict will. Saying that before remaining men all guilty lane attempts about those who are accused of the murder of the prime minister. said a five men who stand accused have all been labeled Hezbollah supporters and that's because it's incredibly difficult to prove that they were in fact, Hezbollah members everyone in Lebanon believes that that. The majority of people believe that Kennedy was assassinated at because he was starting to pull away from supporting the Syrian regime who'd had troops stationed in Lebanon nearly thirty years all the way through the civil war and afterwards, and of course, we now know that Hezbollah very heavily H. Two zero. But this was all just sort of starting not link between Syria and Iran and Hezbollah but the main man was accused of being the ringleader. Organized the whole nation is most of that that the WHO was very well known as the head of the military wing of Hezbollah but he was killed in two, thousand sixteen and attacks Damascus Apple, which means he's no longer in the indictments and he was the only person. It was very easy to direct the link because there was evidence that he walls a top commander in. Bola. So I, the that means that it's very unlikely has itself will be named in the verdict today it will simply be. These men and then these men haven't been found the Lebanese government has been able to find. Her Bella is a big portion Lebanese government and the chief of Hezbollah nationalize long maintained that he absolutely does not see any of independence in this inquiry he says that it's funded by Israel and he says that there is no way that they will ever hand over these suspects old they will ever be found and historic has very good at hiding its top guys who've been involved in operations in. Lebanon in Syria and even Iran many think that these four worship over to Iran. So even if that comes through in the verdict is guilty as we expect, there's not really going to be any justice indeed has on Rolla said that Hezbollah isn't worried or isn't remotely concerned with today's verdicts but what will the repercussions be? The repercussions are unlikely to be much at this point, and that's for a few reasons I, Ne- as I said standing outside the. Hotel, which at the time in two, thousand and five win this thousand kilograms of TNT when pages devastating crater in the middle of the road and destroying all the buildings around loons lodge in the public consciousness here you there had been assassinations in the years off the list of this by the largest active. So many people because whoever was responsible really wasn't taking any chances and it was enormous copy. And other than the two thousand, six war with Israel, which was very different because it's a war in terms of an explosion going off in a very recognizable. Popular Ponte. out of nowhere that was the one that was remembered. Of course, until two weeks ago, two, thousand, seven, hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. In the port, just a few hundred meters down the road from this hotel. Injuring seven thousand people or more chilling up to two hundred, and still don't have a full body copy. What is still missing Susan now is far more would have. Done that assassination the other thing is that at the time, it was very shocking that people. Had Eighty was really associated with post for Lebanon. He was the symbol of course will Lebanon deeply loved by international leaders around the world as well as many Lebanese and so the idea that the Syrian regime would dad's kill him has would dare to kill him with. So shocking even though of course, assassinations were quite common but he was he was such. An important figure now firstly, since then of course, we've seen brushing Alaska wage a almost decade long bloody war against his own citizens in Syria we've seen very clearly now those strong legs between Hezbollah Syria and Iran Hezbollah work soldiers full bachelor says regime in the civil war in Syria. So nobody would be remote. You surprised now that that they all responsible. And the other issue of course is the fact that. Sad had eighty I think Kennedy some kind of stepped in his stead very much because he was the son and that's why he was given so much faith especially young age and has become such an important figure in politics here. But in the last year, we've seen a rudy seismic shift in Lebanese. Politics. People say that happens every fifteen years the lost round with two, thousand, five, thousand, and six before the civil war ended in one, thousand, nine, hundred before about. It started in nineteen, seventy five, and now of two, thousand, one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty weeks but newest protest movement Saudi the is very much seen as one of those political elites people out. So the younger generation at least don't have that same attachment to the family and time to seeing them as such an important force a good and for future movements, which is what that party is called Ford Movement in Lebanon So really this bird apartment, of course for the families. Of those killed and injured is not really going to have that much of an impact with so much else going on right now.
A Look Into Stronger and Harvest Spice
"I we want to take a deep dive into the stronger protective blend. The bright uplifting sent of stronger helps to evoke feelings of wellness and vitality whenever you need it the most. Powerful combination of rose. Let's. Cedar Wood and Frankencense essential oils bring a strength and a utility to this blend that we know you'll love. The rose. A symbol. Of. Beauty. Love. Purity. and Faith for centuries. There are over one hundred species of roses and the world each with their own history and legacy. The rose that we will be focusing on is the Rosa Damascene. Ah. More commonly known as the d-mass grows or sometimes as the rows of Casteel. It's a rose that has been written about throughout literature. With the fame Syrian poet knees are couponing writing. I come to you from the tales of the Damascene rose that depicts the history of all fragrance. Shakespeare reference, the flower and his play twelfth night as well as his sonnet one thirty. And the English poet Thomas Rivers wrote a whole owed to the Damascus grows. Now. Oldest known tangible historic evidence for the existence and possible use of roses. Comes to us from the Minoan civilization. The evidence is in the form of. Of a fresco from the palace at. In Thirty, seven, hundred BC. The Damascus froze gets its name from Damascus the capital of Syria were the rose originates. The French Crusader Robert Debris who took part in the siege of Damascus in eleven forty eight at the second crusade. Is sometimes credited for bringing the mask rose from Syria to Europe? However other accounts state that the ancient Romans brought it to their colonies in England. And a third account is that the physician of King Henry the eighth. Gifted him one in fifteen forty. Whatever way it made its not Europe, it has made a large impact. On not only the culture but also the economy. For instance in Bulgaria. In Bulgaria's Rose Valley, the Damascus rose has been grown an picked for more than three hundred years. and. It's the center of the modern rose industry. The rose has been utilized in everything from cooking to perfumes and rose waters to even some traditional medicinal practices. And now it brings a beautiful floral note and years of tradition to this blend. Lithium might be the oil and this blend that you might be the most unfamiliar with. It belongs to the Lorraine J. Family, which includes the true. And it's relatives although it's a very broad family that includes things from the bay leaf to the Avocado. Lychee Cuba commonly known as May. Be Chinese pepper or Mountain. Pepper is a small tree native to southern China and Tropical Southeast Asia. The tree bears Pale, lemon scented flowers and small fruits that looked like peppers. Which is where the nicknames come from. Although, it is native to southern China and other parts of Tropical Southeast Asia it is most widely cultivated in Japan. Taiwan and China.
Discipleship: Our Role in God's Plan with Jeff McDaniel
"Don't find their own identity until they haven't interaction with the identity of God. They have to have their burning Bush experience. They have to have the road to Damascus experience. It's always unique. and. It always happens before they find who they are and the after find who they are before they find what God called them to do. Make sense in. The wego through life like what should I do? What should I be? No, you're asking the wrong question. The question is, who am I? Who is got in who am I because when you figure those two out, you'll never have a question about what you were called the do. So that's the second thing. You See. David. Start to do this right. There's so much wrapped up David but. There's two different aspect here. David I'm thinking about which let's get with the first aspect that is important for Americans is we think we are the center of the universe. We're the center of the universe. We think we're the center of God's plan. We think we're the center of everything right and and. Pretty. Most people are gonNA, come back and say, no other people do but that's not me. But you can see this in the way we read scripture. The when we read David and Goliath. Even look that I'm David. Bingo. Right. I'm David Who's my Goliath all this stuff. Some of the other characters in that story how David's brothers All right who reads the David and Goliath story and says, you know what? Man I really see David's brother in me. I'm released. All right. and. So we missed that or how about how about like how many times did God come through the Old Testament and like because somebody did something wrong like five thousand people would die. Well, what if what if that's us? Our role in scripture is the nameless Christian who died in the plague. Right. What if what if we're the older brother in the Prodigal Son Story? Exactly. Let's put that in perspective. When I preached the next TIME DOWN AT THE CHURCH BUT God has a much bigger plan and everybody has a role in that plan. Right. So so what Beth and I were talking about the other day is like everybody in everything in the world has a to play right that centers around God's plan not Gods God's plan doesn't sit around us we send around plan. So. One of the things I I plan on using this analogy the next time I preach but. Even in nature God has created everything have its rule and to play a part in support of his plant. So like one of those animals and nature that has a very unique plan in a very unique purpose as the Dung Beetle. So the Dung beetles job is to eat poo it just like it lives to eat crap. So when we when we look at this spiritually, what if we were called to be a spiritual dung? Beetle. Right yeah. Here's here's the deal though the Dung Beetle meant it loves poo. If thinks it's the best thing under the Sun Right. So, it's not like the Dung Beetle is like Oh man I got a horrible job here because it's fulfilling the God given purpose that it was made fortin. Now. Here's the deal. If another animal doesn't know what its mission is doesn't know what it's purposes, but it's like man that thing is so happy and this is maybe I should do what that's doing because that things happy and so now all of a sudden an animal that wasn't made be Dung Beetle tries to live outside of what God made it to be an all. It's GonNa be unhappy and find itself eating dirt. And that's what we do spiritually because we don't know who we are. So when we see someone who does know their identity, we try to mimic them. Okay. That makes sense that makes sense. Right. So you have people in the church all the time who just see the next celebrity pastor and just try to be what that celebrity pastor is Yep Yep. Even. Though that might not be who God called them to be.
British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of Boeing 747 Fleet
"Airways has just announced this morning a little bit in line with Qantas that effective, almost immediately They're going to be retiring. Their whole fleet of seven forty sevens is currently have thirty one still in operation, which be taken out of the fleet, now of course is because a few passenger numbers and less capacity needed because all of these airlines are very well. They kind of need to get to a point of being carbon neutral they they need. Need to be of good pr, so the older planes get out of the fleets much earlier, but I thought it was exactly that there's still four hundred sixteen flying around the world at the beginning of this month, and I love how many had been manufactured and fifteen, one, thousand, five, hundred, fifty eight from fifty years ago. So when you think one in three of those planes is still in active service is an extraordinary number, and when you think about the seven forty seven hundred. If we want to sort of get a little bit. Nostalgic, there's there's really no other airline air aircraft that that's come close me yesterday. Three Eighty you know came out as as a full length, double decker but when you think about the the golden age of flying, we can go back and look at seven Oh sevens. What those meant to Pan and and and Flying Clippers and concord, but there is something about the seven forty seven as well it was, it was quite democratic to with an airliner of charter charter brands as as much is of course. Some of the world's leading carriers got you around the world. Yes back in the fifties began when the airlines began to say the US. Airlines began to sites by. Can you build us a plane? Maybe that's two and a half times bigger than anything else we currently have. They came up with the Boeing. It was tested in the late sixties. It went into service in nineteen seventy, but there's something about that shape. The court, every kid's imagination you. Remember being young and looking up at the sky and you'd see that, Silhouette. You could be the most useless plane-spotter in the world. You knew what you were saying. And there's something also just was glamorous about the notion that you could go up the spiral staircase and and up in another floor of a plane. And oddly we may have seen double deckers committed with the a three eighty. It doesn't have the glamorous. Double Decker bus. There was something about being in that little secret part at the top, it was almost like being on a private plane attached to a regular commercial flight that was that was glamour, and there was there was kind of sexiness about, and there's something side I mean depending on where we get. Over the coming months I do wonder if there's an opportunity 'cause we've seen Qantas have been looking at. Marketing sort of these these last flights on on on the seven forty seven, and of course they're still other carriers who still have them We'll see move. The Japanese are lens some years ago. They retire the for a lot for all of the same reasons. I mean for the fact that they are gas guzzlers. They don't have the most efficient engines that they they are. They are allowed. There is of course a new generation of a seven forty seven and it seems that the president of the United. States will be getting a few of them, but Do you think that this is all a bit knee-jerk or this is? This goes with the Times or do you think maybe be able? Look at this in a few months? Things improving or maybe we shouldn't have retarded them quite so quickly. Well as we've just said you, you just look how reliable they are. The the they have been evolving crashes in the past, but very rarely for technical reasons or design flaws to the plane and the. Great work is often many than there's. Versions, which is still being used in Kaga, but here Monaco. We've had some great stories. We flew on a seven four seven weeks in Andhra all the way from Tehran to Caracas via Damascus. With with Iran. We went on the emperor's plane. In Japan so the seven four seven has so many kind of extraordinary stores to is sad I think kind of going out service as you said still roughly four hundred. We'll be up
Philadelphia coronavirus updates
"In Philadelphia is giving its Regular Corona virus news conference Now Brian Abernathy, the city managing directors on Let's listen in the life of general heat guidance in a few minutes. I'm also pleased that we're joined today by nausea or the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. I will offer guidance for seniors and talk about how PCH and help Philadelphia traditionally has an extensive heat response system that has been nationally. Examples include PCs Heat Line, which nausea will speak about, as well as our Department of health outreach teams and homeless outreach during hold right emergencies. Our goal this summer's to maintain as many elements of that is possible despite the Koven restrictions. As you know, we made the difficult decision back in made keeper city who was closed this summer to safeguard against the virus. We are offering, however, is one alternative spray grounds. 91 spray grounds and spray features were open on Monday, July 6, operating under safety guards. The city is also offering its place streets program. 100 place streets in areas Most impacted one. Yes, I'm sorry. 100 place treats in areas most impacted by the Heat island effect will have cooling gets which include umbrellas, intense misting fans, super soakers and neck cooling rags. So far, 310 place trees applications have been approved. This brings me to a more difficult area of summer heat. How we offer help one days when the heat is the most intense, such as when we invoke a heat off emergency. We're currently currently in in the the process process of of determining determining how how we we conceive conceive the the open open facilities facilities such such as as libraries libraries and and PC, PC, a a senior senior centers centers during during those those feet feet events. events. We're We're working working with with our our partners, partners, including PC, a unbalancing. This social distancing needs imposed by the pandemic against the health risks a prolonged exposure to heat. Is may include some out of the box options that would not be necessary during normal summer. Because the pandemic is evolving situation. We will be providing specific details when we're closer to a potential heat health emergency. We will, however, make sure that those in need that need to go somewhere have somewhere to go. In the meantime, it is vitally important. Every resident try to develop a he plan for their family members, particularly seniors. Don't wait for the heat wave to figure out what to do make a plan now. I also want to remind folks who struggled financially that options are available. Data from one from Philly counts shows that among people concerned about heat utility costs are significant reason where they're concerned. In response to the Corona virus, the state's low income home energy assistance program or lie, he will be accepting applications for his recovery Crisis program through August 31st. Or until fund's exhausted whichever comes first. In addition, utilities have extended their moratorium on John Ross. Chico is extending and supports policies, which includes the spending, non payment service disconnections, waving new late fees and reconnecting customers who were previously disconnected until further notice. We hope efforts like this will ensure that residents who have the option of air conditioning will make use of that during he waves. Before I turn it over to Dr Farley. I also wanted to note that this morning we announced details regarding its partnership with North Broad Renaissance, or NPR to support local businesses. NPR launched the reopened with care campaign to help businesses on their order or reopen safely on the stay at home, where was lifted. The goal was not only to support businesses but also to restore consumer confidence by letting people know that businesses are falling recommended safety safety procedures procedures procedures to to to to keep keep keep keep keep customer customer customer customer customer safe. safe. safe. safe. safe. Department Department Department Department Department of of of of of Commerce Commerce Commerce Commerce Commerce and and and and and City City City City City Council Council Council Council Council work work work work work with with with with with with any any any any any any BR BR BR BR BR BR to to to to to to bring bring bring bring bring bring more more more more more more commercial commercial commercial commercial commercial commercial orders orders orders orders orders orders and and and and and and more more more more more more more business business business business business business business is is is onboard onboard onboard with with with the the the re re re opened opened opened with with with care care care campaign campaign campaign acting acting acting Commerce Commerce Commerce director director director Sylvie Sylvie Sylvie Galya Galya Galya Howard Howard Howard is is is with with with us today and will be available for questions on this program during the Puy on a portion Now let me turn it over to Dr Charlie for his health Health update and he planning guidance. Thanks very much. Eso case counts from the Corona virus infection continue to rise nationally and in Pennsylvania and hear Philadelphia. Our daily case counts are rising slowly. After falling for months. So you're some numbers Since this time Yesterday, we identified 143 new cases of the virus infection in Philadelphia residence bring us a total of 26,460 beginning of the epidemic. On some of that 143 or past cases, which we identified through a database maps we did yesterday. But if you look at our graphs overall on our website you statement the past week. We're averaging about 110 cases per day. Now we have seen some shifts with this increasing number of cases in the towards younger people in the past two weeks, about 1/3 of the new newly identified cases are under the age of 30. And we continue to get reports of people with infection who traveled before they got affected to the New Jersey shore. Since this time yesterday were identified five additional deaths from the Corona virus infection resident springing US to total 1614 just beginning the epidemic that 830 or 51% are a nursing home residents That's what's happening here. Philadelphia now in other areas were saying very continued very rapid growth of U. S case counts overall, more than 80% higher now than there were 14 days ago, and they're at all time highs in this epidemic. States that are particularly hard hit hard on the state of South and the West. Re opened without enforcing safety precautions like mess. We're also seeing rapid growth of the epidemic in southwest Pennsylvania around Pittsburgh, and every region of Pennsylvania now is showing increases in case counts. I want to just summarize a little bit. What our response is the second way that you talk about previous sessions. First, we're reminding businesses and manages the activities that they are required from four star safety precautions, particularly around distancing. And masks. But no, this is well and this week, Staff and volunteers Health Department are going to stores and distributing that guidance in person as well. Distributing posters, stores can put up to remind people that was intended to follow when their store Next week. We'll be launching a media campaign directed it all filling up your resident's talking about the importance of using masks. We really want to make reinforce that simple message as much as possible. Tied to that the mayor signed an executive order requiring people to wear masks whenever they're indoors and public places or outdoors and can maintain a distance of more than six feet. Mother people Governor, as you probably know now has passed the state wide assigned a state right order, saying something very similar. Damascus is not required until it's required in the state of Pennsylvania. We announced on Tuesday that we're going to put a pause on restarting indoor dining at restaurants and indoor gyms and took the center's because we're particularly concerned about the risks in those settings. We're reminding everybody who can continue to work remotely continue to do so. If you can work remotely that reduces the risk so continue to do so. And we're recommending that people who are medically vulnerable such as people were elderly or medical conditions. Take extra precautions. Basic rules are stay home. And don't let cove it into your house. That means having your other household members stay home as much as possible. And when you're around them where have asked yourself on Have your council members are a mess as well? Now the second way was gotta be disheartening. After so much progress. We made it. It's gotta be frustrating to see case rates rise here as well as run. The rest of it is clear that we will be living with this virus for a long time. But the situation isn't forever. Tourism hope so I thought I talked just a few minutes about a long term goals for this epidemic that is to me vaccine development. Overall progress developing vaccines has been extremely rapid much faster than it would have ever expected. There now. Dozens of research groups that created vaccines that have produced antibodies fund administered to animals and those antibodies appear to protect those animals from the infection. So it really appears to be that it's easy to train immune system to recognize and kill this virus much easier than with other virus is much easier than I would have expected. Put up sign language called a 19 is nasty, but it looks like not very smart. The New York Times has an excellent read page summarizing vaccine development. It was 145 vaccines and development, 19 of which our human trials that this is a given him two humans test out their safety and effectiveness. And more than 1000 people who were vaccinated. Just one try alone there three vaccines that are particularly promising to be supported by the several. What's called the operation Warp, Steve The's vaccines was different technologies different approaches, but they also far quite promising as far as their production of antibodies and immune response in experimental animals. In the forest, along by the Oxford Group in the United Kingdom is not testing this vaccine on more than 10,000 people United Kingdom in Brazil and South Africa. They're aspect, trying to find out how effective vaccine is preventing infection in people or preventing severe disease and people and they're testing the same people vaccine. Once we have a vaccine that has proven to be effective and safe, and these companies are going to produce hundreds of millions of dozens, that's going to take a certain amount of time. Nonetheless, I'm optimistic that we will have at least one and maybe more than one vaccine. We're deploying here in Philadelphia sometime in 2021. I can't say whether it's gonna be early twenties money one or late 2021 sometime next year. I think we're gonna be deploying a vaccine and excited about that. After we do that. It's like we're protected from this virus. We could take off our masks and we can get together. So we may have some tough months ahead, but it will be an end to this epidemic overall. One more information about where we are with the evidence. Now what Our guidance is just Goto website. Www. Phyllida Cove it now before I sign ups, let me to start a little bit about heat A cz Brian never mentioned. I want to just point out more people die from heat, a zoo, a zoo risk and from all other natural disasters combined. More people die from heat waves, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or floods may not recognize it, but you can be quite dangerous. Not necessary things for everyone, but it's dangerous, particularly for vulnerable people that includes elderly people. People People with with chronic chronic medical medical conditions conditions includes includes people people who who have have psychiatric, psychiatric, developmental developmental disabilities. disabilities. Especially Especially if if they're they're low low income income and and don't don't have have a a lot lot of of resources resources or or things things alone. alone. Fact, it's really but many of the same people who are vulnerable to the risk from Cove it on and there is a risk. Therefore, having those people together, anyone setting them potentially acquiring are spreading the virus amongst themselves. Fortunately, prevention of death from heat is really not that difficult. If the basic idea is pretty simple, I have somebody be in a cooler environment. Have them drink plenty of fluids. So as much as possible. We want to help people who are vulnerable. Stay at home safe. So that's why I would encourage everyone in the city Philadelphia to be prepared to check on your vulnerable relatives checking your vulnerable friends, your neighbors, even that elderly person who this maybe next door down the street he may not know well, but you're concerned about him or her. There is particularly concerning if they live alone. Elderly have commissions where you can help us to help them get air conditioning. Using some of the resource is the prime just mentioned and they can't get air conditioning been simply opening the windows, using fans and great influence to help people, not the temperatures get to dangerous levels. We don't have a heat waves. It's gonna happen right now. But it's not too early for people think about how they're going to do that. When we do have people. It's very likely sometime this summer. We're going to need to do that. Thanks very much. Now I'll turn it over to Armando advice from Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr Tom Farley there considering tomorrow will be 94 degrees in the Sunshine in Philadelphia, Humid 92 today. So some tips to follow in terms of heat. Doctor Farley trying also simultaneously to raise our spirits while keeping us grounded in the science of Corona virus, as he sees the case counts, continuing to rise nationally in Pennsylvania and slowly rising in Philadelphia. Where he says there are 143 new cases of Corona virus Today in Pennsylvania State why there were 832 reported over the last 24 hours. That's the highest number since May 22nd and he says across the country were seeing all time highs in terms of the epidemic in Philadelphia, Seeing shift is seeing the shift in cases toward younger people, and nearly 1/3 of new cases are in people under the age of 30. And doctor. Farley also noted reports of infection related to travel to the Jersey shore, He says it's disheartening and frustrating to see what he calls a second wave of Corona virus and it's clear that we're to be living with this for a long time. However, he says there is hope That he's been surprised by the progress in developing vaccines, the one furthest along being developed by Oxford in England, testing in 10,000 people. To see how safe and effective it is. Doctor. Farley says he's optimistic we'll have at least one vaccine will be able to deploy in Philadelphia sometime next year. Doesn't know if it's going to be early 2021. Or later on in 2021. After that, he says. We could take off our masks and be close with each other once again, again, says says Covert Covert 19 19 is is nasty, nasty, but but it's it's not not very very smart. smart. And And so so these these vaccines vaccines are are promising. promising.
How Does Your Garden Grow, with Nooks and Crannies
"Wants neglected plot on their recently inherited estate. The Duchess of Northumberland undertook to make special garden inspired by a trip to the MEDICI estates in Italy. The Duchess wanted to make a garden that was both beautiful and educational. The carefully tended plot features things like a trope. Abell Donna to tour common moral monkshood white. Hello Bore Blue Ensign, flowers and narcissus. It's called the annick poison garden. Because like the sign at the front gate, says do not touch any of these plants. These plants can kill you. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. We hardly need to say that mankind has been growing food for a longtime. The earliest domesticated plants and horticulture that we have evidence of thus far date to nine thousand B C e in the teen corridor the that runs from the Dead Sea to the Damascus basin. The people there planted grains legumes using sticks to dig in the dirt. The first written reference to gardening dates back soumare in lower Mesopotamia. King Gilgamesh mentioned that his city or ACC was one third gardens. Though. He probably meant orchards as much as anything else. From Egypt. We have paintings and models gardeners at work, and you can still see the remains of the Temple Gardens at Karnak. Or you can head over to Iran to see the layout and information channels of garden that was created twenty five hundred years ago. For the oldest garden we can find in Europe had over to Greece. Were Gardens both practical and ornamental were being put in by seven thousand vce two thousand years before the Egyptians. The creation of a new science botany, the study of plants meant that gardens became a place of learning even in the ancient world gardens could be an aesthetic choice as well as a practical one. Evidence suggests that the idea originated in Persia with Darius the great and his Paradise Garden beginning a tradition of walled in garden spaces. Lavish Villa Gardens in the Roman Empire Spread East China and Japan where Aristocratic Gardens featured miniaturized and simulated landscapes, like rock, gardens and waterfalls. Natural symbolized power and religious thought. Zen Gardens appeared and emphasized the concept of using the garden for reflection to increase. Want Wisdom. The most famous garden in the ancient world is undoubtedly the hanging gardens of Babylon. According to Legend in the sixth century BC. King Nebuchadnezzar a name that is never not fun to say. Bill to the gardens for his wife, a modest to ensure that she didn't become homesick for her birthplace of Medina near the Caspian Sea. But we don't get details of the garden from Nebuchadnezzar himself. Which is odd considering that he recorded his many other accomplishments in cuneiform, but there's no mention of the gardens. Several, ancient Roman and Greek writers wrote about the garden though. Some scholars argue that the gardens were actually built by an Assyrian Queen or the King of Niniveh. We don't know for sure because despite the gardens being one of the seven wonders of the world. We can't find it to study it. It's believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in the first century C E. So why were they called? The hanging gardens were the garden beds suspended. was everything planted in hanging baskets? Bonus fact, the largest hanging basket planter in the world is on the side of the hotel. Indigo in the Paddington Section of London. It measures ten by twenty feet or three by six meters and weighs upwards of half a tonne. Now the hanging gardens didn't really hang so much as they over Hong or draped and their defense, the draping garden doesn't sound nearly as appealing. Accepting the premise that some royal or another wanted to build a royalty grand garden in the desert, it was going to take careful planning and serious engineering to pull that off. The structure was a cigarette or a stepped pyramid with walls between twenty and seventy five feet high, depending on which ancient account you're reading. So picture a walled city in the desert. Rising in the center of it alongside the Palace
Flash flood watch for Washington, DC and surrounds, ahead of thunderstorms and heavy rain
"Well Hillary right now we have a severe thunderstorm warning well back to the west into portions of West Virginia and far western Maryland this includes parts of Washington County in Maryland Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia this severe thunderstorm warning in effect until six fifteen the biggest concern here would be winds gusting up to sixty miles an hour in addition to that closer to the district tracking an impressive thunderstorm just just north north of of Albany Albany out out of of the the Laytonville Laytonville every every other other Damascus Damascus lot lot of of lightning lightning and and thunder thunder this this is is is moving moving moving moving toward toward toward toward the the the the Sykesville Sykesville Sykesville Sykesville area area area area also also also also advancing advancing advancing advancing toward toward toward toward the the the the east east east east end end end end this this this this one one one one I I I I mean mean mean mean not not not not serious serious serious serious it's it's it's it's not not not not a a a a severe severe severe severe warning warning warning warning I I I I should should should should say say say say but but but but it it it it is is is is producing producing producing a a a lot lot lot of of of heavy heavy heavy rainfall rainfall rainfall out out out there there there so so so you you you do do do want want want to to to be be be prepared prepared prepared for for for some some some reduced reduced reduced visibility visibility is is there there into into portions portions of of Montgomery Montgomery and and Howard Howard counties counties and and then then another another impressive impressive little little store store about about around the bill we ARE just dumping a lot of rainfall and some storms at the top of the beltway right now to approaching the Beltsville area so tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms out there throughout the evening hours heavy rain the biggest concern tonight with the flash flood watch in effect for areas well north and west of metro area including Frederick County inverter in Maryland and Virginia until ten PM tonight as we approach ten eleven PM thunderstorms will start to wind down as a cold front moves through the area we cool into the mid sixties to low seventies tonight low to mid eighties on a really
Coronavirus shuts down major cities across the world
"Where we are seeing a situation in which the world continues essentially to shot down a few days ago. The talk was all about how travel restrictions were coming in to to put into play. We're now seeing countries shutting down themselves in Bavaria Germany's second-largest state will be on lockdown. From Saturday people only allowed to go out to shop to work to visit the doctor. Other countries are doing similar things. The death toll in Europe continues to rise. Dramatically Italy has recorded more than six hundred new fatalities. That brings their total. Ought to over four thousand dead Spain. Another two hundred ten dead. And in another corona virus slighted country Iran. Another one hundred forty nine recorded cases so we are seeing the dreaded high spikes in a lot of countries even as the country which saw the the source of this. China believes that for the time being. It's in the clear now. It's interesting as you look around the world. You'd just see this playing out in so many different ways I was looking at the Middle East Just a few minutes ago Syria not a single confirmed case. Hard to believe that that could really be the case but we're hearing reports of suspected patients being held in the departure lounge at Damascus airport with not without enough blankets from Iraq. We're hearing about a curfew with bands and visits to Holy Shrines Qatar. An interesting case now easing the exit permit. Regulations to allow migrant workers hundreds of thousands of whom right there presumably to go home and in Libya the people want to do walls carry on while while corona virus afflicts the entire planet will in Libya the spokesman for General Half Tars Libyan National Army saying that the their forces might consider suspending their offensive against the capital Tripoli. So as you look around the world you see this affecting every walk of life. The the beaches in Brazil being closed the cafes and restaurants in Algeria are being closed. Everything is shutting
The Broken Brilliance of Matt Hardy
"True. Blood was one of the shows that I watch whenever I like had burn out at the end of my wb run. And then once I start started doing some ring of honor and eventually I ended up going back to impact. I wasn't working fulltime. I discovered television. I was a big fan of Dexter True detective later on became big. Love Mind but true. Bought also is a show on joy and following these vampires. Who lived in all these different eras and different time periods and they were like relative to the error and I was like I wish I could like have a character that that's really what I wanna do so I started thinking about it and trying to apply like a the life of vampire who's lived two thousand years to a wrestling character and then what I came up with was like what if something happened to me whereas like this big traumatic incident and ended up being jeff diving off the top of the impact zone. That broke me but like opened up parts of our mind and I use more of my mind than rail human does and like I become conscience of conscious of like where my soul has been in different bodies in different vessels. So it's like you have a soul that lives in a in a vessel a body for so long and then that vessel dies in the news onto the next one and that was my whole motivation behind creating broken matt. It was like more or less from true blood and seeing like vampires live for thousands of years in different time periods. That had different experiences that you had a girlfriend in the thirteen. Hundreds and a girlfriend in the fifteen hundreds or you know the lived at one point through the black plague you know then maybe they lived through. World War Two. You know just just different time periods like that which totally allows you to change up so many things even before left. Tna started doing some of that where I revert back back to the king and gold which was my original vessel which was from Alexandria Egypt. You know which King Tut or something. Yeah exactly I had a whole bunch of ideas of of different things to do and now that I'm here today. W actually have started again now. My vessel zenith was killed off by Kenyan never revealed dish but like Ken Again. Ultimately becomes like a kind of a reference light for an essence that is like events in the. Wbz In some ways and can again you know because like the very end Kennedy Kennedy and then the very end. The Gin is like Megan spelled backwards. Where like a sanctuary? And if you know him from the walking dead like you come in you can have a good life there but like you have to like bow down to him and do whatever he says. And that is kind of the deal. And that's where I created that turn and then abomination was the other thing and that was like an extension from from Ray and I love that I took like Abigail and bray being deleted in the lake of reincarnation and then I got part of Abigail an abomination in the water. Whenever I was being trying to found my broken brilliance and the whole thing I tried to tie in like different universes and I love doing the stuff with Randy Orton at the very end because I was able to tie that in to a different universe which allowed me to come in. Aws as a new character now. My new essence is Damascus is oppose Zenith Zenith died. He was killed by abomination and Kenyon. And now I am in Damascus Damascus. In my vessel and Damascus's as an older more powerful essence the hairs rat obviously and Damascus. From nine ninety nine BC. A lot more vicious on more serious did I. I if I if I was stoned right now I just did. This reminds me of when I was about twelve years old playing dungeons and dragons and we would play for weekends at a time and I would come home am. I would tell my mom all of this stuff. Like you're telling me and she'd be like I don't know what you're talking about. But the nation that you're showing for this is off the charts and this is what I love about your kind of breakthrough like listen. You're accused of broken. Matt was different level. Shit for me that that description years gave like. That's a novel. It's like Frank Herbert in Dune or something like that. How long were you seeing things? Did you put it on paper? Are you coming up with all this? I mean a lot of that really just like I drew stuff for my from television shows. I'll watch you're writing down and coming. This beget sometimes I would. I would try to make it a habit if I came up with something as a really radical trump. Put it in my phone so hidden even like when I said like you know my my primal passengers. That was a big thing with broken matt back in the day and I was even from like Dexter in the dark passenger so like I'm so inspired by that. He falls a song dark passenger by the way. Yeah yeah so many cool things and like Joe Rushton coal from detective an amazing character. There's a lot of things I tried to pull that Mcconnell that was that was the best season yes never even come close. No I mean it was off the charts. So there's definitely things up pool and like there's just so much great content and so much media out there to watch nowadays I'll watch something if I'm very intrigued by show. I'll usually bill to find something that I go. I could apply this to my character in some way and and make it work and the cool thing about broken matt and the broken universe kind of anything is possible especially like the hardy compound is like a property. Were everything's magic so there's really. It's like limitless. There's no bound Jeff live to your no because both live on the same plot of land we have eighty eighty makers in the woods. Yeah in the woods on the best place to be right now during the end all right hang on the gate but I wanna talk a little because like I said when we talked to Broken Matt we talked about his essence but actually talking to Matt Hardy when you filmed all these amazing just short films is the Best Way. I can describe. Wasn't even Vignette and there's so much invention and imagination and I mean obviously revs your wife King maximum his senior. Benjamin like where? Where are you getting ideas to like? It's like a Ralph. This thing like did you see him around. And you'll be great silent. Man Like senior bedroom was huge. I it's incredible how people love that. Shit that's why no they do. I mean is a senior. Benjamin was so great and the funny thing is if you ever meet him. Is that nicest sweetest Guy Alive in existence and like with him just like we have to keep him very limited. You know people say like Oh brother He's recall right said what was in the business. He worked for Carlito's data's he didn't know anything about the business. He was a superintendent in New York. City is what do you ever hear when he was on? Chona's podcast news. I thought that was a Mexican from the. They played from Puerto. Rico oh so. He was a superintendent in New York City building. All kill. He was a super. He was the super of the building. You know took your manager janitor and did all the work in this big ass apartment building queens and it was like he had no idea about wrestling so like literally everything we did. We coached him through so I will do everything. I could distraught. Protect him and make him seem like this guy who's like a gardener which he really is and he has a great passion. Gardner from for for gardening and for having a garden and is as Gardner. Who like has this like mean streak who like likes to do cruel and unusual things to people or prepare the battle for master? Whatever may be and is crazy like we protected them very hard and it worked and he had over huge he got over really is like I said I think there was t shirts involved there was. There's a lot of different Senior Benjamin stuff and It brings me to this. I have to put some ads in here. I got to take care of a sponsor before we continue about senior Benjamin Sponsors Max Health. Matt guys have her be talking about olmecs freeze. Cd ROLE ON FOR MONTHS. Now and that's because it really works. I love it. Take it with me wherever I go. And if you guys are suffering from chronic pain
33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria
"Greene of violence in northwestern Syria has been a humanitarian crisis for months now with a million Syrians huddling in camps near the Turkish border as they flee a Syrian and Russian offensive into rebel territory one L. conflict there between Turkey Russian and Syrian forces could be spiraling dramatically Turkey which supports the rebels says at least thirty three of its soldiers were killed in the Syrian airstrike that instantly doubled the number of Turkish casualties in February Turkey says it's killed many Syrian forces and will now step up its attacks let's talk through what's happening with NPR's Peter Kenyon who joins us from Istanbul hi Peter hi David so what is the latest hearing this escalation well it's Turkey's worst one day loss of license you got involved in this conflict some four years ago is being blamed on the Syrian military but of course Russia is Syria's closest and biggest ally in this conflict Turkey is you mentioned has been supporting some of the rebel groups who tried to oust Syrian president Bashar al Assad from power with rush's big help Damascus effectively beat that effort back many rebels have wound up mast in northwest it live province and that's where the regime has been focusing its attacks now this latest incident one concern and could this lead to some kind of direct conflict between Russia and Turkey which is a NATO ally in NATO convened an extraordinary meeting of the north Atlantic council today after his request NATO says it's looking into what kind of support it can provide but Turkey specific call for a no fly zone in Syria has not gotten any takers so far but I mean you had Turkey's president erdo one meetings late into the night with with his security team I mean could they be coming up with some sort of major response here that they could really escalate things it's certainly possible everyone says Turkey will not take one step back from it live on Chris promising the Syrian regime will pay a heavy price now the action to back that up is what we're waiting to see the military's talking about going after some two hundred targets in Syria not a lot of detail yet Turkey has also leveled another threat saying refugees desperate to escape the conflict may soon be on their way toward Europe again at last time that happened European countries as some major protests about the flood of refugees hastily put together a multi billion euro deal with Turkey had to keep them here and not send them on to Europe now that threat is back on the table perhaps it's a spur to get Europe more involved in de escalating the situation everyone also spoke with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by phone and they reported that more needs to be done but it's not clear what exactly that means okay so the leaders of Russia Turkey speak as you said I mean one big concerns if this became a larger conflict between Russia and NATO ally for the moment Turkey blaming Syria for all this what what does that tell us about where this might be going too well the Syrian military is being blamed clearly Russia along with Iran is the major allied to Syria Russia's defense ministry is saying its forces weren't responsible and it also says Moscow never even knew Turkish forces were in that area Turkey's defense minister explicitly rejects that saying Moscow knew very well Turkey is not interested in conflict with the bigger Russian military that's pretty clear does that mean there's room for talks and kinda go she Asians possibly although they've already tried that Turkey and Russia help come up with the so called Astana process cease fire for a while but then it fell apart secretary general of the U. N. is calling for another ceasefire but right now Moscow sending two warships towards the Syrian coast just remind us what the overall situation this part of Syria I mean it's it's it's a humanitarian disaster yes and one that could get even worse as the Syrian military attacks a million people have been fleeing toward the Turkish border freezing winter weather aid groups say let the men Turkey says no we need a safe zone inside Syria but northwest Syria right now seems anything but safe Peter Kenyon reporting from Istanbul Peter thanks thanks David it's time now for StoryCorps on this final Friday black history month we have a conversation with the first African American woman to join the Coast
Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks
"Israel says its war planes attacked targets of the Palestinian militant Islamic Jihad group south of Damascus in addition to sites in the Gaza strip late Sunday night a Syrian military statement reports an Israeli attack near Damascus International Airport and says its air defenses fired on Israeli rockets coming from the direction of the Israeli occupied
Lawsuit: Violent Hazing Swept Under the Rug at Damascus High School
"And for students who are victims of the twenty eighteen Damascus high school sex assault incident have filed a lawsuit defendants include this school board the school's principal and its football coach alleging that school leaders knew about a hazing tradition known as roaming the fax and we allege are incontrovertible attorney William Murphy the school system cared more about the football team and then they care about the most vulnerable students this has to stop
"damascus" Discussed on WTOP
"Degrees in Damascus right now thirty four in Gainesville is thirty five here in fresh bites great thank you bad and it's a five fifty one miles in cyber security experts say there are still unanswered questions from an investigation that was commissioned by Jeff Bezos the concluded the billionaire cell phone was hacked apparently happened after he received a video file with malicious spy ware from the what's at the count of Saudi Arabia's crown prince the experts say that the evidence in the privately commission report does not show with certainty that Basil's this phone was actually hacked much less how it was compromised or what kind of malware was used report on the investigation which was managed by the F. T. I. consulting and oversee and by a former head of the F. B. I. cyber division was made public yesterday sopranos actress Annabel us your confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand in the disgraced movie moguls rape trial testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss over powered and raped her and eight other crude overtures in the mid nineteen nineties the fifty nine year old actress became the first of wine stains accusers to testify at his trial W. CBS's Marla diamond reports winds dean's lawyers sought to sow doubts about yours story wine stains lawyers ended their cross examination of Annabella ski or by showing a clip from a nineteen ninety seven interview with David Letterman the actress told him I've been caught lying a lot in the past few years ski or a chuckle that video but said she would never lie about something as serious as sexual assault once dean is not a charged with attacking Senora whose accusations date back too far to be prosecuted instead she testified as one of four additional accusers prosecutors intend to put on the stand to show that the powerful Hollywood producer had a habit of praying on women if you're the type to make a new year's resolution one may have been to lose weight but if you've been struggling to drop a couple of pounds maybe it's time to examine your diet and cut back on sugar Dr Arthur agates then the author of the South Beach diet says that sugar addiction contributes not only to obesity diabetes and heart disease our primers arthritis joint pain so much of our chronic disease is to do the same because of too much sugar and processed carbohydrates so if you're going out to do this we can consider skipping the bread fried foods ice cream and instead think about opting for a kid friendly dish like salmon short the salmon is not cooked in vegetable oils that will help you to do better physically and mentally I'm Christiane to be shipping news a lot of Americans are still having trouble kicking the smoking habit a new government report says thirty four new in Americans still smoke but seventy percent of them want to quit Surgeon General Jerome madam says there are benefits to quitting at any age I didn't even know until this report came out that you could add as much as ten years a decade your life expectancy by quitting smoking the report also says there's not enough evidence to show that E. cigarettes help people quit using tobacco Pam Coulter CBS news Washington Hey Harry potter in hulk welcome your new neighbors Mario and Pokemon a fourth park at universal Orlando is being created based on the characters from Nintendo now this new theme park is set for a twenty twenty three opening is part of a larger expansion at universal Orlando that will double the size of that resort where than fourteen thousand workers are being hired on top of universal's existing twenty five thousand person labor force in Orlando coming up in money news a former Wells Fargo CEO is fine to millions in a sales scandal it's five fifty four plantar fasciitis.
"damascus" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"A huge number and growing of these IP TV services. That are cheap. But they're really reselling stolen signals. And they're mostly offshore. And they're very hard to track down. And frankly, this is just the surface of a huge amount of. I wanna say NFL immoral and illegal things that are being done on the internet. The internet really makes it easy. And if somebody comes along, and and sues one of these companies, they disappear into the forest there offshore anyway and start another one under a different name five minutes later because it's that easy. One of the things we we were very excited about with the internet when it first came around, and I was one of the early users. And I remember we were also excited as because it made it possible to do we call it friction free ecommerce easy to sit from you know, in in the comfort of your own home and buy stuff have it shipped to you. Eight eliminated all the friction of you know, going to a store. But it's also an eliminating that friction eliminated. A lot of things that you know, if you have a storefront, it's a lot harder disappear into the smoke into the trees and reconstitute somewhere else. But on the internet trivial easy. And unfortunately, you know, even though companies I see. Somebody sent me a link to dish from a year ago suing a couple of these IT IPTV services. You don't see a lot of stories like that. Because it's so hard for them do and it's mostly fruitless because if somebody is offshore doing this. You have to sue them where they're doing business. You know, the best thing you can do go to the credit card companies and say, please block these guys. And and the and the credit card companies will often will do that. But then they just reconstituted another name start selling again. The real problem. I have is that it makes it more difficult for the legitimate versions of these like YouTube TV, I guess because that's YouTube. That's where Sony's PlayStation, VUE Sony. You know, it's okay. There's a one people really like called Pluto TV. That's legit. The the acid test of this is. Are you getting something that you really should be paying for are you getting for nothing or very little that's really the acid test. You know, you know, if this is too good to be true. And if and if it is then somebody's getting ripped off. Pluto TV's actually owned by Viacom, so one of the big TV companies. So I think he probably can assume that it's doing okay, it's legit. I'd say I don't know what the answer is. Except that. I would I think we all have to kind of think about what kind of world we want to be in and what kind of world we want to create for our kids and. Don't we want to do the right thing? Let's do the right thing. You know, as best we can if you know, it's wrong if you know. Yeah, you're not gonna get caught. That's not why you don't do it. You don't do it because it's wrong. Just because it's not the world. We wanna live in. It's a better world for everybody. If people are honest, and you can trust them, and they do the right thing. It's just better for everybody. It's hard sometimes. But it's the right thing to do. That's I guess that's my little. Preach for the day on the east Fort Myers, Florida. Hello ani's. Leo laporte. The guy. Oh, good way to put your mind name. Okay. I tried. Anna nice. What kind what kind of name is that Spanish? Now, so lax. Damascus, damascus? Wow. I like it. He was he was the first man to meet with. Paul was on the road to Damascus. So it's a biblical name. I'll be darned. So that just shows my ignorance, and I apologize. Right. Damascus? He and his wife severa who could forget nice people. So what can I do for you? Okay. I. Morals. It's always a personal question. Doc matters. Yeah, I agree. And I think people think well, I'm not going to get caught. Nobody's gonna know. So what's what's the harm of it? In fact, I I just read a post from somebody said, I feel like a schmuck because my, you know, my buddies been using this for years pay nothing, and I've been paying one hundred bucks a month of the cable company. What an idiot. I am. Future rewards. That's what it's about. Well, yeah. If you're certainly that's one reason to do it. I think just do it because it's the right thing. But you're right. Yeah. Just think about karma heaven, whatever it is. That helps you do the right thing to do it. And and thanks for by the way, restoring Saul site. That was a nice thing to do. Okay. An-any NIS. What can I? There's a little bit of a tail. About others gone back to the late nineties when I lived up north. The local computer shops had their shelves. Does theresa. Old equipment and. I was a frequent customer there and in the back room. They had a a stack of apple watch was wow. Mid nineties. Yeah. He didn't know what to do with some. They didn't use them. They weren't hooked up twenty cents. And they gave them to me. Oh, what a nice gift. I have no idea. I wouldn't I've never been an apple guy on the I don't subscribe to apple economics. Yeah. You got a good deal though. On those those are pretty cheap. Yeah. So. Well, if you go to every MAC dot com, which is a kind of a non-commercial site. It's really it's really a very useful site where it has a complete guide to every MAC ever made. You can you can look up those Quadras, and you could actually look it up by model number. So you can know exactly what you've got those Quadros are so old and are running. Unfortunately, the big Gulf is that they're running power PC chips. So they are not compatible with any modern software at all, you know, apple about fifteen years ago switched over to Intel chips. So these these computers come from the early nineties, they run PowerPC chips at the time. They were you know, four thousand dollars they were very expensive. But you know, that was the early that was then this is now. You did that guy a favor because you got that hunker chunk of plastic off his hands. I don't know what you could do with them. They don't have you. What do you know, what model number there? So there are there's a Quadra six oh five all the way up to the nine fifty. And if you knew the model number I could give you some specs. Let's let's say a Quadra six fifty. Processor speed remember modern processors run between about two to four gigahertz. This runs at thirty three megahertz. So it's a thousand times slower, and it's a sixty eight thousand forty the power PC chip. That's actually a Motorola chip. So. So let's see the system. Bus speed. Also, thirty three megahertz. Here's the good news. They came with as much as eight megabytes of ram typical machine. Today has again a thousand times more they had they were really good at the time. I remember they had really great video cards often had a graphics processing cards, but. Yeah. The latest version of MAC OS, you can run on their system seven system seven that. You can't even get that anymore. Are they are they any good for? Today. You couldn't really put anything on there that you know, you couldn't put the Lennox on. I guess wouldn't run very usefully. I think really unless you, you know, you might put them on EBay, go check EBay and see because there are there are people like my crazy engineer, Alex who loves old max. And if they're in pretty good shape, you might be able to sell it for fifty bucks. Let's see here's a quarter nine fifty eight hundred seventy five dollars on EBay. Not bad. Yeah. Six hundred fifty dollars vintage working, so yeah, I guess there's an enthusiast market. That's what you do EBay as your friend. Show today brought to you by all look I got all these computers logging that for free the guy who gave them to us going. Oh, thank goodness. I got rid of those did not want to keep them in my closet anymore. Our showed they brought to you by remote PC. I don't even say promote PC, a work on these it works out pretty much anything MAC PC even mobile devices, you can access your computer work from a mobile device as long as you have access to the internet remote..
"damascus" Discussed on Creators Collective
"Thinking or like critical being critical of your work. I guess I think yes. So when I first started in photography, somebody told me somebody that I really looked up to told me that there's always gonna be somebody better than you. And to acknowledge that and always look for inspiration in others. That's not to say that you're never gonna get to, you know, this, you know, the highest echelon of skill but being able to recognize great work and aspire to achieve that and always be inspired. Is is like you said keeps you motivated keeps. You going keeps you, but you know, also focus on your make your stuff as good as you can for your skill set. And. Yeah, yeah. So Jim doctoral asked the live chat. Is there a way to make Damascus today, the famous the original or is that a law start? So this is one of the things that is like this is like the bipartisan political debate of the knife world is less you have people like, oh, I made a Damascus knife or whatever. And then you have like the people in the corner like that's not Damascus Damascus has been a lost art for five thousand years. And like, I think it's splitting hairs like, I think there there is a lot of probably the way they used to do it as different back, then but the nomenclature like everybody knows it is Damascus your Lamond knows it as Damascus nobody gets on Instagram and searches for pattern welded steel knifes like that's not that's not. Hashtag like ever watched that Damascus rant by shining. Beatle beatle. I love the way he summed it up like like, he this guy knows more than me like most people when it comes to making knives. But and I can't eat might be paraphrase it better than me. I'm not very eloquent speaker mytalk at workbench con. Yeah. So green beetle did rants specifically for those people. The starts thousand years where he sums up and uses references from books, and you know, where historical historical references incites them where he he states that Damascus pattern. Welded steel is just a name, and that it was kind of accepted from like eighteen eighteen whatever's as pattern welded steel can be referred to Damascus more specifically in like gun barrels. It's been appropriated whether or not it's different or the same. Like that is the word that people know the thing by if you get when you go into any hobby group or anything is that there are items that name has changed over time in their meeting. Well, like, for instance, drone we think of drone as a four propeller octa copter type thing whereas up until four or five years ago. Drone was. Specific term to a self guided self flying plane, right? And so it was something that was it controlled it self you weren't controlling well ninety percent of the drones today aren't self guided they may be augmented, but you still control them. Whereas it's no longer referred to as a quad copter and octa copter. It's it's a drone and such. Now the name for it. And you can have a gale time flying them as well. It's still the same thing. That's changed where it's chain change things, you know, like in social media world. I mean, if I if I if I were tech if I followed the, you know, the other camps mentality of like, well, technically, it's not real Damascus. Then nobody would ever see my post because nobody's like I said nobody's going to get on Instagram type in like, oh, I wanna see a pattern welded steel pattern. Welded steel knife. People don't search for that they search for Damascus. So whether or not it's I don't care. Either way..
"damascus" Discussed on Citation Needed
"And so I said this isn't your property. Don't do your garbage on my lawn. Wait, wait was he just as a mailman? I mean. Yeah. And you yelled at him. Anyway, it could have been a disguised. We don't know. There it is there. It is. Hey, guys. What do you think? I think it's. It's a rocket or. Look at this guy. It's a missile. No matter. How exactly did? Yeah. Under trump. These contracts are really easy to get you live. Where does this go the warhead missile, buddy? That's the top. Seriously. I was just there. Well, they'll far you gotta go back. Don't you to the top? I quit the missile. Just the worst come on man real professional heap. Really cool. But you know, we're actually going to go. Yeah. Go where are you guys going? I got missile out of the blast radius. Find a nickel, right, Tom. Thumb little help here space, man, containment suit, Tom we've been over this, buddy. It's not contain to. Well, let me tell you some. Yup. Pain. Hello and welcome to citation needed the podcast. Reach us a subject read a single article about it on Wikipedia and pretend we're expe because this is the internet. That's how it works. Now. I'm Tom and I'll be prematurely blasting off. But I'm not working the cylinder alone. Joining me today or two men who always detonate ahead of schedule. But for very different reasons he lie. Only if in a race, and I'm not undefeated my right? Not at my age. I'm just happy to detonate once. All right. And also joining us tonight to gentleman whose presence is also thought of as a retaliatory gesture heath and Noah. Honestly, I went to a party last weekend. Where I didn't know anyone and a circle of people rejected me like a bad organ trail. Like an amoeba vomited me, right? All right, but but the silver lining heath is if stuff like that didn't happen. We'd have never invented cocaine. I keep telling you what you didn't invent it. You bought it? We all saw. All right before we begin reading to pause for that, very special moment will rethink our patrons. Remember our patrons of the reason, you're listening to this. So if you like the show, and you're not a patron, you can thank them with the card, and perhaps a nice bit of oral sex. And if you'd like to join the ranks of those deserving of oral sex a stick around till the end of the show, but that other way, tell us heath, what person place thing concept phenomenon orient. Would we be talking about today today? We're gonna be talking about the nineteen eighty Damascus titan missile explosion, right? And Eli you were kind enough to let no write an essay that you claim as your own. Are you ready to mispronounce? Most of the big words hurtful hurtful and unfair. I am not going to dig Natta FAI that with a riposte. So tell us what was the nineteen eighty Damascus titan missile explosion. It's the scariest thing you've never heard of Tom. So to truly understand how fucked up this story is in need a little background. See the star of this story is an L GM dash twenty five c titan to intercontinental ballistic missile loaded with a nine megaton w fifty three nuclear warhead that was located at a reform fifty miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas. Fancy words, he li-. Nice impressive. But how big of an explosion? Are we talking here? Well, this bum had three times more explosive power than every weapon used in World War Two combined, including the two nuclear bombs. We dropped Japan. If off it would have almost certainly killed everyone in the state in minutes covered neighboring states with a plume of deadly radioactive. Out extending from the mid south to the east coast perhaps as far as Washington, right, right? But the downside we'd have to fly over hire a bunch. Get away. And I should also mention that the giant bomb was old and extremely volatile like Arkansas voting base. My dad. Yeah. I feel like this could have helped with the electoral college problem. We talked about last week. I mean, like how volatile are we talking?.
"damascus" Discussed on WTMA
"From preliminary reports no one was killed by these strikes unless you know differently have you heard differently what i've heard steve is that there were casualties in the rayleigh air force strike if that's what it was against the iranian base on the other side of damascus i have heard no reports of russian or russian nationals or russian conscripts or russian surrogates killed in the us uk france strike well there was a report today more not even any syrians were killed i'm only talking about the american straighten up his rayleigh one right in other words super caution was taken that nobody get hurt now let's think about that for a minute secondly the united states so far as we know based on what we've been told struck absolutely no essential political or military target in damascus struck quote a chemical facility we don't know what it really was but they're from both video from the reports there was no extensive attack on damascus so putin's two red lines killing of any russians and any serious attack on damascus were avoided and that's of critical importance so what do we conclude from this i conclude from this the launchings of those american missiles which took what about ninety minutes got twice the number we send a year ago is that right john the incomplete account is there were more than one hundred missiles from variety of sources very good stuff and but we sent about fifty some odd year ago so we doubled the nights fifty nine believe i i could be off a country so i conclude that this attack was symbolic it was for show it was done for domestic american political reasons there were no military os or so far as we know any chemical weapons motives this was politics politics pure and simple the decision and the fact that they went out of their way the americans did not cross putin's red lines not to do any serious damage to the assad government and its forces suggests that this was intensely political so now we have to ask a question what does this tell us well it tells me that this reckless policy toward the other nuclear superpower is being driven solely by russia gate allegations in politics and nothing more and nothing more that if trump was not besieged by charges that he somehow been turned or compromised or turned into a kremlin stooge and that's been his fate for fourteen months.
"damascus" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And then you hear parl arms going off and anti aircraft guns as well but brian is that is that unusual for damascus to get to get woken up like that or is that sort of par for the game over the last ten years or so in in syria couple profiles damascus and far between and since the demise of isis they they have really fallen off of course was tied in the first gulf war so damascus it's only been hit by israeli or until until tonight by suicide bombers so as of tonight we joined a long list of distinguished air forces and navies that have hit this ancient capital when a bomb goes off like that when one of these these cruise missiles hits the the ministry of defence it's gotta be the entire town of damascus waking up i mean that was loud as hell i don't know how you sleep through that if you live in that town losing you there we're losing bryan suits let's go back with kendrick taylor retired military engineer i don't know the experience you have over there kendrick veer into damascus no i haven't i've been around a lot of other places in the middle east no never been in syria but in lebanon and i've been in turkey and he theo pia saudi arabia and also iran before the fall of the shah i'm not sure what the population is of of damascus but there's no way that you're sleeping through something like that shortly after midnight and these cruise missiles are going off.
"damascus" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir
"The countdown begins to possible military action it was just a year ago tomahawk missiles pounding a syrian airfield three days after images of a chemical attack emerged and now with those new images the president making clear a us military strike could happen anytime we're making a decision as to what we do with respect to the horrible attack that was made new damascus and it will be met and it will be meant forcefully but this time the president may not have to go it alone french president emmanuel macron saying he wants a strong and joint response to the suspected attack which britain's prime minister theresa may called reprehensible today the un ambassador nikki haley as warm greeting to her russian counterpart turned cold after russia vetoed a resolution to conduct an international investigation into the attacks russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the syrian people a us destroyer now in the eastern mediterranean with missile strikes possible from submarines and b two bombers as well so let's bring in martha raddatz with again tonight and more the president said last night that they would make a decision in twenty four to forty eight hours becoming soon it could be david and he is getting updates from his commanders but despite the speed of last year's attack this time the us is consulting more with its allies and hoping they can join forces to send an even stronger message david rats with us again tonight martha thank you now to a major development in the suspected russian poisoning in the uk the poison daughter of that former russian spy now leaving the hospital yearly scruple making a surprising recovery her father sergei is also recovering the times of london reporting tonight that yulia and her husband will be offered new identities possibly in the us and china's night china's president xi appearing to take steps to ease fears of a trade war now promising more open markets and that he would lower tariffs on imported cars the white house tonight calling the move encouraging the dow gaining four hundred twenty points on the news today there is still much more head on world news tonight this tuesday escaping the flames young girls they were chancers forced to jump for their lies bystanders rushing into hell the woman accused of carjacking with two children inside racing to the mexican.
"damascus" Discussed on AM Joy
"And why do you suppose things seemed to have been deteriorating so rapidly in syria or or is it just that we haven't been paying attention to it and it's been deteriorating all time well we haven't been paying very much attention to it but the situation of the rebels been deteriorating for quite some time one of the reasons why aside conducted this attack was because that was one of the last rebel strongholds in and around damascus when the central command commander said re just the other day that we i this is just about finished i mean that's been the main thrust of our attack started out where we're going to get rid of a side right then we're not getting rid of us we're really going after isis especially after russia and iran started to get involved in syria we were had no interest in confronting iran and russia inside syria our focus became isis and very very close to destroying isis altogether except for a small area in the east of syria but this pocket of resistance against assad is near damascus not surprised he he did what he did can i just for people who have not been following this just explained to us all the sides here so you have you have syria you have the assad fighting a rebellion against himself that was a part of the air of spring which he put down with extreme prejudice you have isis which has a stronghold in syria or its main stronghold in syria i had been until we started dropping bombs on being bombed them and then whose sides are iran and russia they're on their own side's very interesting they have their own objectives inside syria that are complementary russia would like to have influenced but it puts wants warm water ports he can get in syria because otherwise is black his black sea fleet is bottled up in the in the black sea has to come through the bosphorus in order to get to the mediterranean and the atlantic love to have those.
"damascus" Discussed on KQED Radio
"That the the risk is the missiles that could be launched inside israel so we could see both sides risk hurting a lot more in this war and the other danger of course is that this war could become much more widespread pulling in other countries in the region potentially it's very difficult to imagine that this war wouldn't simply because we see so many multilayered proxy wars going on already next door in syria as you've said has bowler inside syria right now fighting alongside iranian troops there their backers their financial backers and it's very difficult to imagine that you could see a war with israel and has that wouldn't draw in those other elements well it's it's just when we think as we as we look and wait to see whether something develops between hezbollah in israel we see what's going on in syria we keep thinking it's winding down it's clearly not we've been watching this terrible humanitarian situation in the damascus suburb of eastern gouda it's it's it's it just keeps going on the violence is continuing as you say people keep talking about this war trying to end it coming that winding down but it doesn't really appear to wish to wind down on what's happening in gouda is a huge humanitarian crisis the likes of which we haven't seen maybe since the siege of aleppo or civilians even today we're seeing thousands of civilians fleeing that area trying to flee that area as the aerial bombardment becomes completely relentless and has been for weeks now are people surprised that that.
"damascus" Discussed on Here & Now
"Long going civil war it's been surrounded for a long time there were trenches and tunnels dug underneath through corruption various other things trade went on but those were closed recently find regime that has blown them up and is trying to take back this region its bombing it it's sending in borders and cannon fire and its best troops are now pushing in on two sides trying to cut this large area in two so that's the desperate situation people are starving add they're being bombed in this area is key to the syrian government because this is where one of the last holdouts of rebels this close to the capital damascus is that right absolutely and and the rebels can send mortar fire on it to the middle of damascus wish they do have have killed quite a few people nothing on the scale to what the regime is doing to the rebels but the regime is on the verge of winning a war taking back much of this rebel conquered territory and this is the most important park right next the city now back to this convoy world health organisation says the syrian authorities removed as much as seventy percent of the medical supplies we're talking surgical kits insulin why in the world would they do that well they want these people to give up its surrender they believe that the international community is trying to delay that surrender and they use the ardent that when the united states was bombing rocked the capital of isis.
"damascus" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Situation in eastern gouda well it's been coming three days of an extremely intense bombardment win the airspace and rockets found reviewing government sides in this embassy rebelheld area in the eastern suburbs of damascus and it's been going on for years like this but now it's much more intense we've seen more than two hundred people killed in the last two days and the death toll still rising with people hiding in their basements if they have them medical clinics have been hit families just don't really have any way to themselves safe and at the same time we're seeing mortar barrages going from the rebelheld area to damascus at a rate that we really haven't seen since i've been covering this war it it's morphed by the air strikes but it's still is causing deaths and inferior in damascus itself the you mentioned that this is a rebelheld area in eastern damascus and who exactly is being targeted there and and why now well the syrian government has typically used these tactics against rebelheld areas throughout the war the most recent one that was at this scale was the fight to take back the eastern section of the city of aleppo which had been held by rebels for many years and the tactic is essentially to bombard civilian areas and infrastructure until there isn't enough pressure for a surrender and when you when this happens in areas that are larger and more populous lake aleppo and now in this area east of damascus the death toll can be very high in the same area has been targeted before it which targeted by bosh all all such forces years ago when seren gas was used a why is this area.
"damascus" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Emotional europe you world is scheduled to go on sale where flint's of sodium the abundant us the evils when in the last few memon site spoke to gun egland the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council and the current chair of the united nations taskforces on humanitarian access in syria i asked him to assess the situation in eastern gouta it's a horrific rugby and battle now for the neighborhoods of damascus where there is total disregard for civilian lives it's worst sight the beseeched oppositionheld eastern gupta but the results with barrage of rockets going into the damascus governmentheld damascus so it seems to be totally out of control that's what the party said tell us i don't find it out to control i find the meant with guns and power deliberately wanting to eliminate each other and the women and children more did have have no regard so therefore our appeal is not only to the one month a ceasefire to humanitarian work all over syria but we have no appeal directly to the countries that have influence on the parties and the parties on the ground for a a a humanitarian pulse foisting gouta for these said fulfill both sites but the most tarom now is to get in supplies to three hundred than ninety thousand civilians we haven't beaten that two most of them for many months and also to evacuate hundreds and hundreds of people who are dying epochal a inside because the health sector has been destroyed an are totally in operable can you be specific about the country's will appointing to you all you appointing at the responsibility of the assad government and who else the government we are appealing cure is the is the russia russian government iran in government in particular a on the.
"damascus" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Damascus is warning cereal syria or israel damascus is saying that israel will face more surprises in future attacks unserious territory they shot down an israeli f sixteen recently syrian antiaircraft fire down the f six sixteen as it returned from a bombing raid on iranianbacked positions in syria they're just they're trying to keep a ran out of this thing but iran continues to intervene assistant foreign minister i'm in sousse on said had we have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war this war of attrition in syria has been exposed who for years had made it incapable of confronting attacks god willing they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack syria so we have that going on we also have uh american forces wiping out of a russian brigade they were mostly russian like security forces the these are cut a mercenaries are sort of black watertype troops so they're not formally with the russian military but they are russian and there were several hundred of them and we killed up to six hundred russian forces when they attacked a u s kurdish base with a we hit 'em back with artillery and and jets and just wiped them out and russia saying yeah we didn't we didn't order that attack so we're washing our hands of that and supposedly we're accepting that explanation so it's kinda keeping any escalation at bay because this is a super dangerous situation you've got israel attacking iran you have us fighting russian forces in syria we've already pretty much illuminated the threat from isis and yet the fighting continues because people are trying to fill the vacuum you've got syrian forces and you've got a rebel forces trying to fill the vacuum created by isis is defeat it's a really dangerous situation and we said at the beginning okay we're going to be in syria.
"damascus" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"In yemen meets humanitarian assistance because there is no other way for the child to survive there is no water vase forty child to thrive um almost the entire health system in yemen is at the verge of collapsing then coastal access to drinking water almost every single yemeni today a struggling to get that vipul source of walker it is definitely not a surprise that yemen has been hit by an unprecedented outbreak of a coup twelve three diarrhea on colour route with close to a million people affected to date so every single yemeni today is in dire need of support at least twenty three civilians are reported to have been killed info the syrian government attacks on a rebelheld enclave on the outskirts of damascus after years of siege conditions for the enclave's four hundred thousand residents are dire one ali are rulli said innocent people had been killed retirement that on my hot at me florida the remarks his including two children one of them was twelve years old here it's a residential neighborhood there are no checkpoints there are no army posts so competence allah abraham is a journalist in damascus who works for syrian state tv and international media what does he know about the situation in eastern gouta bank about three weeks we've seen something which are we haven't seen for six or seven months before the rebels were able to gather their forces at soggy on mount of very large attack on uh one of the syrian army frontlines in eastern oughta which has a military base in the first few days the rebels were able to make some small but significant gains inside that milk rebates and boast a genuine threat on a nearby housing suburb which was one of the main strongholds for the turn government and the eastern parts of the country sought damascus after that happened that team of the the the government forces are going to use everything they had in their position to try.
"damascus" Discussed on WRVA
"Man with him heard low voice that may sound like a contradiction one time he said they heard it next time he's hit they didn't but we see the same thing happen every day somebody says solving as someone will ask what did you say they heard a voice but they weren't sure what they heard spiritually that's true most of the time i preach thousands of people may be listening to this broadcast they hear a voice and yet most of them have low i deal or understand a word of it that is why jesus said several times during his ministry he'd have ears to here let him here then paul said what shall we do what should i do lord the lord told him to a rising going to damascus and there will be told him what to do i let him butler harun they're brought him into damascus and now ladies and gentleman less consider the salvation of paul the lord had tolls soul the go to damascus and there'll be told him what he must do there was something that he must do what was it when seoul arrived in damascus he was three days without cited did neither read nor drink is only activity was prayer god heard his prayer as senator disciple them and i asked to lay his hands on him to receive his site the scales fell off his eyes his site was restored and then and i told him why tear style arise and be baptized then wash away last sends calling on the name of the lord this is a good example other centers prayer that we hear so much about soil all prayed god answered his prayer not giving him right then but bus sending some one to tell.
"damascus" Discussed on WRVA
"The lord is called the way it is not a way but the way it is not this way as though there are other ways it is the way the way is the same but seeing the only way there is another the state when these little more devastation the way referred to is the only way to live in this world the way is the only way to find forgive those of sense the way is the only asked her to the social ills will just world the way is the only way to give us peace when we remember our mortality in fact it may be that the christians of the book of acts in that day called the gospel of christ the way because they were on the way to heaven the way is the only way to escape the hailed that everybody says they don't believe in the hill without which above all does it make any sense seeing is how the lord came to save us from going there in fact the belief that god is too good the damn anybody is the favorite doctrine of all skeptics and unbelievers in the word of god so all of russia's was on his way is journey to damascus to find that he that were of the way whether man or women that he might bring them bound to jerusalem going to damascus sounds ominous damascus had a reputation for being one of israel's most cruel enemies almost eight hundred years before this year and amos one three god threatened damascus when he said 43 transgression and solve damascus and for four i will not turn away punishment there off because they have thrashed gilead with instruments thrashing instruments of iron it would seem that damascus was a dangerous location for a church and they were about to understand what jesus toll the apostles in the upper room before he went to guess seventy it shall be that.
"damascus" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Medical centers iman fictional suburb of damascus thus temple murray says the series pg sent and his sam shawanni is acting teacher now living in lebanon in the english version he plays ghani he runs the local many mark eight some test law by your character well the early his shopkeeper whose somehow reflecting the reality of the normal guy was living in this or let's say struggling in this conditions the now in syria and in the same time he got this megaphone to make announcement about his goods so he's he sounds the baltic and thami beilin accounts actually is his funny but in a dramatic way let's say because his life is not rare funny but here the act on the facts and the things that is facing in his life in a funny way it's interesting because you would expect and sharma say proper about syria to be depressing and heavy in town and your character has so much more depth yes because it's one way that human being use it to fight the hopeless life to make fun of the all to make fun of the heart conditions that's what i think those thinly smash in his only find that besides say you've chosen to highlight one aspect of life in syria what is that the first one focuses on the war economy how people even let wet off people are dealing with the changes that the war brings about it in syria the moment.