35 Burst results for "David Beasley"
"david beasley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The number is now jumped from 276 million people, the 350 million people marching to starvation not knowing where the next meal is coming from because the Ukraine alone grew enough food to feed 400 million people. David Beasley says climate change and COVID-19 have also contributed to the global food crisis. Margarine and butter are among the grocery Staples costing American consumers more, analysts say margarine has gone up 44% from a year ago. Butter up 31% and industry experts cite the war in Ukraine for the vegetable oil disruptions that have led to those margarine price hikes. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Nancy lions. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the tape podcast, a conversation with Bloomberg intelligence, chief rate strategist, Ira Jersey. We've changed our expectations a bit for the fed as well. We've even had fed speakers come out and say, you know what, 25 is cool in February. Yeah, I was expecting a downshift in after the December meeting actually. The fed and fed speakers have been talking about the fact that they need to kind of calibrate where ultimately the fed funds rate is going to end up. And I think we are nearing that point than market certainly placing for two, maybe three more three more hikes of 25 basis points. So it's not a big surprise. I think that they're going to go 25 at the February meeting. Today's price action is interesting in and of itself because initially we were initially bear steepening and now we're both evening. So two year yields have rallied quite a lot over the last couple of hours and in particular after that empire had survey. It's like the lack of news is just pushing the market around quite a lot. That's exactly what I wanted to ask you about. That empire survey. It was like the worst since May of 2020, the worst data going back to, I think the global financial crisis. But do we really need to take stock in that dataset? Yeah, I'm not sure. I think that a lot of the volatility we're seeing is position based and you just have people who don't want to take big positions one way or the other. So you wind up seeing outsized moves. I'd say that the empire survey typically doesn't move the treasury market more than a basis point or two. We had this head fake in the empire survey last
"david beasley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Quickly expand its military and create new commands near Europe, there are some details now from Bloomberg's Amy Morris in Washington. Russia's defense minister says they'll create new structures on the border with Finland, plus what he calls self sufficient units will be set up on the Ukrainian territories that Russia illegally annexed. They plan to create three new motorized infantry divisions and two airborne divisions as they boost the military sized one and a half million people, they just haven't said how quickly that could happen. The Kremlin has not said how it will recruit all the new troops, but it has proposed raising the draft age. In Washington, I made me Morris Bloomberg radio. As world leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland, World Food Program executive director David Beasley, is urging action on what he calls a major food crisis. He says the war in Ukraine has disrupted markets and magnified food scarcity. The number is now jumped from 276 million people, the 350 million people marching to starvation, not knowing where the next meal is coming from because the Ukraine alone grew enough food to feed 400 million people. David Beasley says climate change and COVID-19 have also contributed to the global food crisis. While margarine and butter are among the grocery Staples costing American consumers more, analysts say margarine has gone up 44% from a year ago with butter not far behind it 31% higher industry experts cite the war in Ukraine for the vegetable oil disruptions that have led to those margarine price hikes. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Nancy Lyons. And what you're doing with your phone. Taking pictures? No. I'm asking a question. Like what? Hey Bobo, do flowers have best Friends? I'm sorry. I'm afraid I don't know that. Hey, follow me. I want
"david beasley" Discussed on Talk Python To Me
"Exists. Oh, wait, right bytes. And so on. And the cool thing is to really, I think, try to be a drop in replacement for password, and the async IO world. So if you've been having a code base or have been using pass live in an async copay, it's super easy to just switch to an async version of path lit. Now excellent. It says the implementation here. Let's see. Does it tell us it inherits from pure path, which is cool, so you could use it as an argument to some of these, some of the pieces that will take path objects directly. It takes advantage of lib AIO for async IO on Linux, which is probably where you care most about performance because that's where your server is, right? I don't know anything about lib AIO, but that's probably some sort of native native type thing going on there. Like Linux native asynchronous IO access library, yeah. That's okay. So maybe this is not just a little bit better. Yeah, maybe it's not just a little bit better than AO files because well, you can work with path objects, but it has an OS level implementation as well. That's pretty cool. I'm using it. I'm using it. It looks good. Yeah. That looks like those are all the ones that jumped out at me. Those two that you called out those cash in the files. And the path history, I guess. Anything else worth mentioning real quick? Thanks. So miss guan is just a miscellaneous packaging the miscellaneous packages. I would say it's so I saw that I thought, this is probably not your thing, maybe it's in there. It's like a meta meta missile. Or miscellaneous squared or something like that. There's a bunch of random helper things in there. That's cool. Then you have some stuff, and we just go real quickly, flip through it. There's some stuff on writing, like tutorials, and articles, and then some video talks about async IO in there, right? I think there are a good ones. I think a lot of them are actually from David beastly. I'm not sure if David Beasley has done some cool stuff with recreating async IO live in the early days. Yeah. And then Yuri, who we spoke about. You really want to know how you can think about a mental model of async IO. I think these are very good talks. She's better understand. Absolutely. Cool. I don't know about this guy though. All right, the last thing you closed it out with is alternative implementations to async IO, not just a tool you can use within async IO, but there's curio and trio or probably the big two there, right? I think cheerio, I think it's from David Beasley as
"david beasley" Discussed on Talk Python To Me
"Just, you know, get everybody together, all in one small room, talk python for the whole day and then to what comes out of it. Awesome. How many people show up there? How many core developers and other folks? Around 30 this year, I think. So most record developers, futurists, and a few special guests. So I felt I think. I'm holding some identic. So yeah, a few open-source maintainers outside the core dev team as well. Right, right. Yeah. By interesting, obviously a great library. It's interesting to me because it kind of a lot of its meaningful functionality is in the way that it breaks with the tradition of python. No, all of a sudden don't just mean something, but they are the core way in which that library works, whereas most of the time in this suggestion or a hint as the name suggests. Sure. Yeah, yeah. And then the way it's coerced as well. So you don't have to, yeah, for sure. So he's a good guest to have, because he's both got a popular project and one that's kind of an outlier to some degree. Yeah, it sure is. We've got a sequel model by Sebastian Ramirez, which is basically take pedantic models on top of SQLAlchemy and you've got beanie from Roman right and there's some other ones that are just sort of using pedantic as their layer, which is really cool. So obviously the reason we're chatting today is this year's summit was covered by Alex waygood. That's awesome. Just me. Yeah. Nicely done. And so when I saw this article or series of articles, I guess you might say, come out, I thought it was really fantastic because, like I said, I think there's just so much that's exciting going on here. No, it's not, well, we're going to change the language a little bit here or there, but there's stuff that everyone's going to get. Absolutely. So I thought what we could do for our conversation is just go in order and just sort of chat through them. You can give me a sense of what it was like to be in the room, what are some of the main ideas of each of these and we'll just chat about them. So the first one was very exciting project by Sam gross. Who I think works for meta. Yeah, I think it's part of the center stuff, yeah. And this is python without the gill or no gill. I don't think he's on the sender team, but yeah, he's working a matter. Right, okay. Cool. Yeah, there's other stuff from senator we'll get to later. But yeah, python without the gill or his no gill story. There's been from a historical perspective. We've had attempts to remove the gill or change the performance, characteristics of the gill, and so on. And maybe let me just set the stage a little bit with this gill or global entrepreneur lock for people listening. When I heard this, the global interpreter lock means you can only run one statement of python at a time, even if it's happening in a multiple threads. I thought, okay, well, this must be some odd constraint put on the language. So that things like threading are easier for people. But as I learn more about it, the real purpose of the gill has nothing to do with threading per se. It has to do with memory management. Yeah. Yeah, and so the way memory management happens in python, at least in the primary first pass sense is it's reference counted. So everything numbers strings, classes, dictionaries. They all have a ref count. And if that ref count ever reaches zero, it gets deleted as long as there's no cycles. And the problem is, if you're going to change that number on the object, normally you would have to do that in a thread safe way. You will lock it. But that turns out to slow single threaded python down a lot when it's unneeded. And so the global interpreter lock is there to meant to basically allow for that reference counting to happen quickly in the single threaded case. And that made fantastic sense 30 years ago. Now that we're sitting here with our 16 and 32 core CPUs, all of a sudden, we might want to run more than one thread and get stuff done. You know what I mean? Yeah. That's the history of the gill. And so there were other things like Larry hasting. He was there, right? Yeah, yeah. Just to interject for a second, it's really fun to see sort of how long a project a little bit to try to remove the girl. You can go back to ten years ago and there's a talk by David Beasley on weird thinking going on with the girl in 2010 or and then while I was writing this after the summit, you know, looking through the archives past language. I think that's three successive years wondering why that's presentations about the latest project to move the girl. But this time actually seems like it could happen. It's really cool. It could happen. Yeah, it certainly could Sam gross's work seems to be the most likely candidate. And all the other attempts they're challenges have been. Yes, you might remove the gill and you might make the parallel computing faster, but you're going to make single threaded python so much slower that it's we don't want to accept it, right? If you could say, well, you can use you can use all the cores on your machine, but now everything runs half as fast.
"david beasley" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"There are no more undamaged houses, stores, pharmacies, or schools left. He told us. His partner Hannah said, I had a nervous breakdown. Human beings are not prepared for things like this. Rostislav is 15. A young man who closed himself in hope over experience. Houses were hit by missiles, apartments, cars blown up. We had graves in our yards. A lot of graves. Vladimir Putin says that he is liberating the people of Ukraine. Oh, he's liberating us. From housing, Friends, relatives, comfort, work, home, liberating us from life. If killing is liberating then they're liberating us. Odessa has had enough of liberation. This month an oil terminal was destroyed. Then, on April 23rd, the day before orthodox Easter. A missile blew a four story hole through this apartment building on Cora lova street. Valeria, glodean, and her three month old daughter Kira were killed. Along with 6 others. 145 are homeless. Odessa's mayor, gennady true, took us in. So the world could see it up close. He told us these are ordinary people in these apartments. They were preparing for Easter. Everyone cooking Easter cakes, cooking food, a family, celebration. Who would give this kind of order? This could be done only by those who aren't human, he said. When I turned to God. I asked that he will enlighten Russian soldiers, Russian officers. So they will not lose their humanity, at least those who have not lost it already. Through the weave of rebar, we noticed glued Miller, she and her kids weren't home that morning, but her husband was. My husband was sitting right there right behind you, and at the moment of the explosion he got out through the window, but he was badly burned. Andre was burned over 40% of his body. My husband will recover. All the money we had burned, I don't have anything left. But I have a lot of friends and people help, so everything will be fine. Optimism, scavenged from inadequate materials. Seems to prevail in Odessa. This settlement on the Black Sea began nearly 3000 years ago. Today, one and a half million people defy the Russians by simply going about their day. Interrupted from time to time by Cyrus and a recorded voice, dear citizens take cover. Odessa's port is closed, which has cut off one of the world's largest exporters of food. Ukraine, the size of Texas is number four in corn and wheat, number one in sunflower oil. David Beasley told us half the wheat the World Food Program needs worldwide is stuck in Ukraine. Ukraine is the breadbasket of the world. They grow enough food to feed 400 million people. Well, that's gone. You're already seeing fuel pricing spike food pricing spike cost of shipping spiking is already creating havoc for the poorest of the poor. Around the world. But this is going to affect not just the poorest of the poor. It's going to affect everybody. Beasley is the former governor of South Carolina. He's led the UN's World Food Program for 5 years. His $10 billion agency fights hunger. Triggered by poverty, crop failure, and war. Today, in 81 countries, WFP is feeding more than 145 million people. In 2016, we were with them in South Sudan, as they dropped food to villages, cut off by monsoon rains. So just when you think it can't get any worse, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and you say, just can't get any worse, then boom, Ukraine. Breadbasket of the world, now breadlines. The loss of that Ukrainian breadbasket may be felt around the world for years, according to arif Hussein, the WFP's chief economist. This is the time for farmers to be out there planting corn right now. Right now, this is their time. And they're not. Why? Because farmers are soldiers. Why? Because there's not enough diesel to look at wheat. Right now in the ground is what is the winter wing. It needs pesticide that needs fertilizer. Same issues, no labor, no fuel, no machinery. Our estimates are between 30 to 50% will actually be harvested. Would that have an impact on the world? Hell, yes, it will have an impact on the world. We have to open up these pores. You've got to open them up and we've got to protect them so that food can move in and out of this country for the rest of the world. It's a humanitarian need, the world demands it. We have to have those ports open. We have to. You seem to be suggesting that NATO warships would have to come into the Black Sea to secure the shipping out of the port. I'm the humanitarian guy. But it didn't complicate it. The world leaders are going to have to come together somehow and figure out a way to protect these seaways. The ports have got to be opened up. So whatever the world leaders need to do, I'll leave that to them. But I know one thing we're running out of time. Time and money. David Beasley told us his budget is short $10 billion worldwide because of the rising cost of fuel, food, shipping, all multiplied by COVID. Scott before Ukraine, I was already cutting rations to millions of people around the world. We've already cut rations to over 8 million people down to 50%. Imagine telling your child, I can only feed you half of what you need to have a healthy diet. How do you prioritize? So we're taking food from the hungry children to give it to the starving children. That's what we're doing right now. For all the millions he's reaching, even with half rations, Beasley is most worried about those who are likely starving in Russian occupied Ukraine. He is personally negotiating with Russia for access. I have written, I have called, I know the United Nations doing everything. It can in general to give us the access because we are impartial. We're neutral. And all we're asking is give us the access to reach the innocent victims of this war. But it is in the Russians.
"david beasley" Discussed on WTOP
"Home for original reporting I'm Monica rickson New York About a hundred people have escaped a steel plant in mariupol where thousands have been trapped for weeks But Russian forces are escalating attacks there again and shelling other cities near Kyiv CBS Charlie dagger has the latest Exhausted frontline soldiers return to base after weeks of fighting in the Donbass region well aware there is more to come The first Sunday after orthodox Easter here is like a Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers of the past But with the war raging on and the death toll climbing the past is all too present Meantime the UN's World Food Program says nearly half of the people in Ukraine worry about where they'll find their next meal 60 minutes Scott pelley talked to executive director David Beasley So we're taking food from the hungry children to give it to the starving children That's what we're doing right now For all the millions he's reaching even with half rations Beasley is most worried about those who are likely starving in Russian occupied Ukraine He is personally negotiating with Russia for access I have written I have called I know the United Nations doing everything It can in general to give us the access because we are impartial We're neutral A wildfire in New Mexico is exploding tonight forcing thousands of people to leave their homes Incident commander Carl Schwab It's already a 100,000 acres It could easily double in size maybe even bigger than that before it's contained The fires destroyed more than a thousand buildings Broadway is ending part of its COVID crackdown many theaters in New York will no longer require customers to show proof of vaccination but people will still have to mask up at shows and plays at least through the end of the month Meantime the FDA will start reviewing Pfizer and Moderna's applications for emergency use authorization for COVID vaccines for kids under 5 soon Moderna's doctor Paul Burton tells face the nation he thinks approval could come within a week or two We submitted our data last week I think the FDA now have all of the core fundamental data they need to be able to begin that application Review So yes we're very confident More than a year after his death President Biden honored former vice president Walter Mondale in Minnesota today I moved to be with you here today as an honor One of the great giants in American history And that's not hyperbole Fritz was a giant In American political history Mondale was 93 years old his memorial delayed because of COVID This is CBS News Never miss a moment top news from WTO P 24/7 360 five Listen on air on Alexa and on the WTO app It's 9 O three on this Sunday May 1st 2022 59° temps will hold in the 50s overnight Good evening I'm Sarah Jacobs the top local stories we're following this hour beginning in Prince William county where police are looking for the person who opened fire during a community athletic event at Benton middle school in manassas this morning Two men were injured in that shooting which happened at ten 15 a.m. This mom of a little girl and a son spoke with our news partner NBC four Tom grabbing her arm looking screaming from my son screamed at his name everywhere 'cause I can't find him Yes kids are everywhere crying for their family Mom's dad Detectives say they're trying to identify and locate a suspect and they're asking anyone with information to come forward A well-known loudoun county businessman is dead and his 21 year old son is behind bars Skylar Lake is charged with second degree murder in the death of 57 year old dean Lake who was found beaten early Saturday morning in a home on south king street in Leesburg Leesburg felice say the sun is also charged with credit card theft and fraud He's being held without bond at the loudoun county adult detention center Dean Lake was best known as the cofounder and head brewer of the former dog money restaurant in brewery Four people including a child are in the hospital after two separate shootings in the district D.C. police have not said if the shootings are connected but they are looking for a gold Honda accord in both cases The first shooting involved a woman who was shot in the arm Saturday evening on Alabama avenue near Bart high school She took herself to the hospital another shooting have been shortly after that about two miles away on J street not far from the Minnesota avenue metro station Police say that shooting put two men in one juvenile in the hospital with gunshot wounds they are expected to survive Stay with WTO P as we learn more Luke Luger WTO P news 9 O 5 there was a lot of damage but fortunately no injuries after a huge house fire in northeast D.C. this morning D.C. fire got the call at ten 20 a.m. about a fire on Adam street northeast Fire crews arrived to find the back of the wood frame house engulfed in flames A D.C. fire spokesperson says it was so hot homes on both sides had melted vinyl siding and one had significant damage But firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to those houses three adults two kids and a dog who lived in the house that caught fire will not be able to return home investigators are working to figure out what started the fire Let's possible bus drivers with the D.C. circulator may go on strike And if that happens the bus schedule could change he sees Department of Transportation says be sure to check its website for service updates and bus times You can do that by going to WTO P dot com in a statement the agency says it's hoping for the best but still preparing for the possible strike by working with contractors to develop an adjusted plan for alternatives and.
"david beasley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A top UN official says there is no question that food is being used as a weapon of war in Ukraine We've seen food depots that have been blown away I've seen places where there's nothing in the warehouses but food And that's not even admirable Appearing on CBS's face the nation World Food Program executive director David Beasley also said that he's not confident the program will be able to keep food supply lines open amid the ongoing Russian invasion He said that not only are Russian forces denying access to battered cities like Mario pole fighting in the donbas region will have a huge global impact on the food supply Beasley explained that Ukraine usually grows enough food to feed 400 million people around the world He warned food costs could soar as much as 200% in countries like Syria if the conflict continues Two juveniles are dead and at least 11 are injured after a shooting in Pittsburgh investigators say the incident took place at a party of over 200 people at an Airbnb with many underage as many as 50 rounds were fired inside with guests jumping out of windows and suffering lacerations and broken bones I'm Chris And I've done these Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom U.S. stock futures are putting to a lower open on Wall Street the NASDAQ could see the worst pressure when U.S. trading resumes tomorrow Japanese stocks don't just about 1% this hour In South Korea the hang seng is trading higher We're waiting for the open in China Could see some fireworks there Shanghai is officially reporting its first deaths from COVID in the country in two years three deaths being reported small number of tragic of course and this opens the door for more reports of deaths to come in in China The PBOC delivered a smaller than expected easing on Friday The government is reporting a slew of economic data today We're watching all that for you here At markets in Australia and Hong Kong are closed today New Zealand as well U.S. natural gas is just slumped to a 13 year high in early Asian trading That's as the global supply crunch intensifies Jerome Powell may be about to seal a deal On a half point rate hike more on that for Bloomberg since Anna Palmer Powell may be about to reinforce bets the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by a half point next month He's scheduled to speak at an event on Thursday and then later that day at a panel hosted by the IMF This could be the last we hear from him for a while The pre FOMC meeting blackout period starts midnight Friday Powell has already said a 50 basis point increase is possible at the fed's may 3rd and fourth meeting Comments by colleagues since then have hardened expectations the fed is tilting more hawkish Susanna Palmer Bloomberg radio Thank you Susanna And Goldman Sachs says it sees a 35% chance the U.S. slips into a recession within the next two years Goldman focusing on the difficulty it thinks the fed is facing in battling inflation as it tries to engineer a soft landing for the U.S. economy They'll believe it's 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries In the newsroom I'm Denise Pellegrini This is Bloomberg.
"david beasley" Discussed on KOMO
"7 covering the northwest and the world From the ABC News I'm chuck sievertson Surrounded by Russian forces and by the totally destroyed port city of Mario pole The last Ukrainian fighters there barricaded in a steel plant refusing to surrender Ukraine's foreign minister dmytro koliba says between the constant attacks and the discovery of mass graves and the cave suburb of bucha negotiations with Russia have stopped No high level talks are taking place After Bush it was it became particularly difficult to continue talking with the Russians A major global problem with the war David Beasley from the World Food Program noting that they buy half of all the grain they buy from Ukraine 15 food depots that have been blown away I've seen places where there's nothing in these warehouses but and that's not even admirable And so there's no question food is being used as a weapon Usually in the Ukrainian official or on CBS face the nation Police investigating mass shootings in nightclub areas overnight in Hampton county South Carolina Pittsburgh and Syracuse New York A new indoor mask mandate takes effect tomorrow in Philadelphia to try to fight a COVID surge once citizen John tacos I think it's bad for the businesses especially to restaurants around here I mean they've suffered enough Kelsey no fur manages a popular Philadelphia restaurant It's just going to be a little bit safer for our guests Anything to keep our guests safe for onboard with That Philly mask mandate is being challenged in court by some other businesses as cases rise for the BA two sub variant of COVID in many states White House COVID response coordinator doctor Ashish says it's not more deadly than others but it's spreading much more quickly It is more transmissible It does not cause more severe disease and the vaccines are holding up So it's that transmissibility that's really causing it to increase The U.S. spy satellite has been launched into space from vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
"david beasley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Butcher are still processing the devastation they've lived through but they aren't entirely safe just yet More than 3000 pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found around the Kyiv oblast so far This spent casing of a huge rocket is only about 30 meters from the nearest house and you see sites like this all over this part of Ukraine at the moment And as people start to come back and reestablish their lives there is now a big job to be done to clear away things like this and make this area safe And a foster reporting 7 weeks of relentless Russian shelling in the southeastern Ukrainian city of mariupol has killed thousands those who remain not only face the threat of missiles but also of starvation according to the World Food Program in a visit to the country the head of the WFP has warned people in Mario polar being starved to death as humanitarian aid fails to get in David Beasley spoke to my colleague Celia Hatton about his negotiations with the Russians to try to gain access to besieged parts of the country We have spoken directly to the senior level officials in Moscow as well as written and been very clear what our needs are to reach the people we need to reach And obviously we have not gotten a positive response on allowing our trucks to deconflict and move in and feed people What kind of response are you getting We're not getting a positive response That's for sure The issue of hunger isn't limited to Ukraine You recently posted on social media that the agricultural shutdown in Ukraine will impact the world You've said we're looking at a global food crisis If we don't open up grain supply chains that used to flow from there how many relied on those exports And what are the knock on effects if they don't materialize Well this is the dynamic devastation of this incredible catastrophe on top of a catastrophe We were already running short of the monies we were needing because of multiple conflicts around the world like Afghanistan Ethiopia Syria Yemen I could keep going on On top of that we've had climate shocks Two years of COVID economic devastation and just when you think it can't get any worse Ukraine Now why is it so significant about the war inside Ukraine Because it's not just dealing with the suffering of the people inside Ukraine because Ukraine is the breadbasket of the world 400 million people That's how many people receive food because of the efforts and the agricultural economy from the farmers inside Ukraine So that's 400 million people that receive their food because of what happens in Ukraine And that is now shut down So what impact that's going to have is going to be catastrophic Food supplies could very well be a significant issue around the world later in the year And we are already cutting rations to people around the world because we don't have the money the food that we need For example in Yemen we just cut 50% rations Chad Niger Mali Ethiopia and I could keep going on and on the head of the World Food Program David Beasley speaking to Celia Hatton you're with the BBC World Service this is NewsHour WNYC is supporters include jazz at Lincoln Center presenting Charles mingus Centennial celebration April 22nd through 23rd the J LCO with winton marsalis performs music by the late bass player Charles mingus tickets at jazz dot org This is WNYC I'm Tiffany Hansen 5 New Yorkers will each get $10,000 in reward for their for in reward in connection to the arrest in this week's mass shooting in Brooklyn Officials say the tipsters who are unidentified provided vital information that led to the arrest of Frank R James whose allegedly fired 33 shots into a crowded subway car and fled James allegedly called crime stoppers on himself but police say many other tips from the public helped shaped their investigation as well investigators say they connected James to the attack after finding a bank card with his name at the scene as well as a U haul truck key that he had rented More regional headlines are on the way at 5 It's back now to the BBC This is Paul Henley with NewsHour live from the BBC rescuers are continuing us to search for dozens of people who are still missing following huge floods in the South African province of kwa Zulu natal nearly 400 people had been killed and more than 4000 homes have been destroyed A local woman said there were many casualties and now there were no amenities in her area A lot of people their houses that they made and there are people died and we are not too sure if everyone has been find out because there's some people are under the houses.
"david beasley" Discussed on WTOP
"In a late night video addressed to his nation Ukraine president volodymyr zelensky says Ukrainians should be proud of having survived 50 days under Russian attack with its ground forces regrouping Russia's military took a huge hit this week losing its flagship vessel and its Black Sea fleet Joining us live now Margaret Brennan moderator of Sunday's face the nation on CBS Mark that is a remarkable accomplishment if it was Ukraine It took out that ship but Russian forces are once again focused on taking the port city of mariupol apparently Yes that's exactly right And that port city of mariupol has been under near constant bombardment The top food officer at the UN David Beasley has said that the residents are being intentionally starved Hunger being used as a weapon of war and he will be joining me Sunday to talk about the food crisis around the world that has resulted from this war as well Margaret there is some pressure on The White House to send President Biden to Ukraine to appear alongside zelensky as Boris Johnson did What are the chances of that happening Would that be a significant development for Ukraine It would be symbolic certainly a White House spokesperson Jen Psaki told a podcast overnight that they're not sending the president to Ukraine So it looks like that potential trip may fall on the shoulders of someone lower ranking Even the vice president would require a large security footprint perhaps the Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense would be more likely to go But really it's not just the UK prime minister now It's been the Lithuanian prime minister It's been a number of heads of state or top ministers who are going to really show that Russia lost the battle of Kyiv and has been unable to take the west But there is concern This could be provocative for the United States to send for example President Biden himself Ukraine's leaders and military forces are telling CBS News they're not getting the weapons that they need to defend their democracy in Europe is that that countries aren't delivering what they promise or they're just not promising enough or both Well I'll put that question to Ukraine's foreign minister who will be joining me on Sunday to ask why the surge in weapons which by the way Russia continues to say the U.S. needs to stop providing Whether this surge will make the difference they need the type of warfare is shifting as the battlefield gets concentrated in the eastern Flank of the country and this Donbass region which is why the United States shifted to some heavier weapons including artillery medium range howitzers for example are new ads So this is going to change And this is going to frankly be the decisive part of this battle and it may be much harder than what it has been to date All right Margaret we'll be watching Margaret Brennan moderator is.
The AP Interview: UN food chief says Mariupol is starving
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"david beasley" Discussed on WTOP
"Scheduled today to learn if a judge will send him to prison after his conviction on charges of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated Smollett is expected to continue denying that he staged the attack in January of 2019 He faces up to three years in prison but because he doesn't have an extensive criminal history and because the conviction is for a low level nonviolent crime analysts say he'll most likely not be sent to prison A new analysis finds the D.C. police department pays more to settle allegations of police misconduct than almost any other department in the nation According to The Washington Post's analysis of the nation's 25 biggest police departments D.C. police rank 5th for having to pay out $91 million over ten years to settle claims against officers accused of misconduct Michael Tobin of the D.C. office of police complaints says the department was told three years ago to routinely review litigation data to improve policing The post's analysis shows prince George's county police paid out $54 million to settle such cases and fairfax county paid 6 million Particularly on WTO P news New information now about a local man who's been charged with stabbing his stepfather to death The Montgomery county states attorney's office says police were called to the home on lambeth road in Bethesda about 9 30 on Monday night by a woman who said her son had stabbed her husband When they arrived they found 21 year old a Sergio bow in the front yard police say that he had confessed to stabbing the 46 year old David Beasley Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic says he won't be able to compete at tournaments in California or Florida because he hasn't gotten the coronavirus vaccine and he can't travel to the U.S. Djokovic has played in just one tournament this year in January He was deported from Australia where he had traveled to defend his Australian open title but was not permitted.
"david beasley" Discussed on WTOP
"From Poland took American officials by surprise mostly because it's not the arrangement they had been discussing The original plan was for Poland to give its MiG fighter jets Ukraine The U.S. would then backfill those MiGs and give used F-16s to Poland Vice president Kamala Harris is headed to Poland right now to discuss the issue Ukraine announced today it is ending all exports of rye barley sugar salt and meat for the foreseeable future CBS is Vicky Barker is at the far end The Russia Ukraine region supplies 80% of the world's sunflower oil 30% of its wheat 20% of its corn And now those exports have all but stopped This will impact every consumer on Planet Earth The World Food Program's David Beasley says the number of people at immediate risk of starvation had already more than doubled during the pandemic to 276 million The war in Ukraine will only raise that number Gas prices in the U.S. up to four 25 for a gallon of regular That's 59 cents higher than a week ago It hurts for this driver in San dimas California $85 just for this time And I'm just going to use this for what three to four days Opening statements have begun in Grand Rapids and the trial of four men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan's governor This morning the prosecutor told the jury the accused planned to hogtie Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 CBS as Jennifer Kuiper President tornado watch Two men who have already pleaded guilty will testify for the government prosecutors have said they will present secret recordings and other evidence against the men Defense attorneys have signaled they'll argue entrapment by the FBI The Dow is up 523 points This is CBS News If cold winter calls have turned into warm spring leads you need indeed The all in one platform to interview screen and higher.
"david beasley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Burns In the months since ri barrow has described a much calmer scene lots of babies being born at that hospital in lashkargah And when we reached him today in Kabul at times he sounded optimistic We still have a lot of babies coming in Deliveries are still very high in the hospital in the modernity with more than 60 per day In this specific hospital which is a quite good but amidst those bright spots he described a quieter crisis now playing out We are getting a lot of patients coming to the hospital mainly kids but not only in patient facility for malnutrition is crowded We are the very end of the chain We are getting the patients when there is no other option than to be hospitalized for malnutrition But also before reaching such a severe malnutrition we do have all of the disease that are associated with food insecurity and lack of food I interviewed David Beasley who runs the World Food Program last month He had just returned from Afghanistan He was describing a vicious cycle of children so malnourished that they are hospitalized where they get care where they get some food but then as soon as they get a little bit better they go back home and there's no food Does that square with what you and your staff are seeing Yep That's one of the very frustrating aspect of the crisis nowadays is right actually we do receive patients that are several malnourished with do our best to put them back on track If I can say so they get out of the hospital they go back home There is still the problem of accessibility to access to food And a couple of weeks later the hell again into malnutrition We are talking here about food insecurity basically people not having enough access to food We are not yet at the medical stage of it or very severe stage of it But it might happen Yeah I guess I'm trying to square what you're telling me with what I've heard from guests and other recent interviews David Beasley for example described the situation in Afghanistan as hell on earth Close to not yet If you look from an individual perspective all of this people that are begging in the streets that have no food of course it's on earth For them Overall the situation is bad and getting worse day after day But we are not yet I don't want to look cynical saying so But we are not yet as a kind of climax of a crisis We might get to it But we are not yet there and I hope will not get there You're in Kabul Just give us a little bit of a sense of what life there looks like feels like right now I know when I spoke to you before you said the streets were quiet and calm This was this past fall But you said that's partly because a lot of people don't have work anymore They've lost their jobs so they have nowhere to go More is the same The utmost fear is quite bizarre You have to say you know no one really knows where the country is going No one knows what the future will look like I mean just to give you a little bit of an idea what the current situation is androids of thousands of people lost their jobs The cash situation didn't improve at all The banks are barely functional Afghans who are savings can not have access to the savings and all of that of course increase poverty and there is a kind of wait and see situation that is quite bizarre the streets are in the town there is life in town But not to the extent it used to be for sure with no perspective no one really knows what will be next So if you have a barrel he is head of the.
"david beasley" Discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily
"There's a lot of talk in journalism circles about what's called both sides ism. The basic idea is that in some cases, the journalistic approach of representing both sides equally creates false equivalencies. In other words, it makes things seem equal that aren't. This is true. Both sides ism doesn't work with the scientific view of climate change, for example, or with claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. Fact point decisively to one side in both cases. Yet we're also seeing the potential slippery slope of that kind of thinking. In many cases, the avoidance of both sides ism has become one side ism, which can be worse. In one side ism, it becomes relatively easy to delegitimize other viewpoints with which you do not agree by casting them as immoral or non factual. When in fact, the situation is multifaceted. In today's issue, several stories stress the importance of a willingness to engage in news with all its nuance. How do you help the people of Afghanistan without propping up the Taliban? What does it mean to be the political party fighting for parents rights? What's the line between a genuine auteur and a sellout? Our aim is to empower you to think about these questions deeply. Highlighting humanity and hope wherever it exists. They are complex questions, not prone to one sided answers, and progress rarely comes from convenient shortcuts. Now today's stories. Our first story winter is bringing a surge of hardship for Afghans, posing a moral dilemma for foreign aid donors leery of indirectly helping the Taliban. There's an urgent need to find creative solutions. There is no shortage of urgent warnings, led by the United Nations, about the looming threats this winter to the Afghan people. Food insecurity for more than half the population. Millions of children under 5 at risk of acute malnutrition. In the words of David Beasley, head of the UN World Food Program, countdown to catastrophe. Yet politicians are finding it unpalatable to resume massive western aid to a country ruled again by the Taliban, which have been on official U.S. and European terrorist lists for years. So far, The White House has not authorized the release of $9.5 billion in Afghan Central Bank funds. Most held in the U.S. Federal.
"david beasley" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Now on the cape. It is raining in your mouth words 72 degrees there. West of town right now, some clouds in Springfield 73. Bit of rain moving into Gloucester at 65 right now in Boston at 3 26. It is overcast and it's 67. Time for New England business GUNMAKER Smith and Wesson Still finding a court battle in California after a judge rules, the Massachusetts company has to answer to accusations that it knew its A AR 15 style rifle could be modified into an assault weapon. This case stemming from a deadly shooting back in San Diego at a synagogue there since the Superior Court judge ruled the changes to the weapon and the company's knowledge of it would violate state laws. Trump's a federal law that would have allowed Smith and Wesson to get off the hook. Hunger around the world is on the rise, according to the U. N. Here's CBS is Pamela Fall, There has been a dramatic worsening of the hunger crisis facing the planet. World Food Programme executive director David Beasley. If this is not a wake up call, I don't know what is food shortages, Covid 19 climate change and conflict have left about 10% of the world's entire population, wondering where they will find their next meal. Pamela Fox, CBS News and the 3 27. Let's go to Michigan for the story now over the weekend, bystanders rushing in to help stabilize a carnival ride as it started to rock and shake with people on board. This is one of those rides that goes back and forth like a pendulum. And apparently with each and every swing, the base started to come out of the ground. The incident happening on the magic carpet right at the annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City Festival goers rushing to the attraction, trying to hold it steady. It was the point where the Base of it was like leaning way back, and I was like.
"david beasley" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Connect the working and learning store before in store only visit staples. Connect dot com slash store bonus for details and 6 26. Among the Supreme Court decisions handed down today is a case out of Sonoma, California ER Lang was playing loud music in his car and honking his horn late at night. As he drove home on a nearly empty road. California Highway Patrol officer followed him for a noise violation, laying pulled into his driveway. The officer, then activated his lights and laying drove into his garage. The officer blocked the garage door from going down and went inside because he was in pursuit. The Supreme Court ruling. Police cannot enter a home without a warrant if they're chasing somebody for a minor crime, the court saying the officer violated Lang's rights by entering his home without a warrant, even if he was in pursuit. Alex Stone ABC nears humanitarian groups as Madagascar Hours on the brink of famine, the head of the World Food Programme morning that over one million people in southern Madagascar are marching towards starvation, with some 14,000 already experiencing famine like conditions. This all comes as the country faces its worst drought in 40 years, WFP chief David Beasley returning from the region, describing seeing hundreds of Children emaciated and saying some are surviving off of mud and cactus flowers and as the liquid terra ABC News at the Foreign desk, Jim Baker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit which accuses the TV pastor of Falsely claiming health supplement can cure Covid 19. This is a B C. Dude, are you more than $10,000 in debt Feel like you're on a never ending treadmill, staying in one place and never getting ahead with those minimum payments. You feel like there's no way out. Don't let the credit card companies bully you anymore..
Yemen Faces World's Worst Famine in Decades
"Famine the world has seen in modern history is looming in yemen. The u n world food program. Wfp said on wednesday at the end of a two-day visit agency. Chief david beasley issued an urgent plea pace and called for funding to help hungry families describing the situation in the war-torn country as hell according to wfp half of all children under five in yemen. Two point three million are projected to face acute malnutrition this year. Nearly four hundred thousand suffer from severe acute nutrition and the likely to die if they do not get treatment
World Food Programme chief issues urgent plea for peace in Yemen’s ‘hell’
"The worst famine the world has seen in modern history is looming in yemen. The u n world food program. Wfp said on wednesday at the end of a two-day visit agency. Chief david beasley issued an urgent plea for peace and called for funding to help hungary families describing the situation in the war-torn country as hell. He was speaking after visiting a hospital. Caring for malnourished children in the capital saana which is under the control of mainly hutu opposition forces according to wfp half of all children under five in yemen. two point three million are projected to face acute malnutrition. This year. Nearly four hundred thousand suffer from severe acute malnutrition and likely to die if they do not get urgent treatment. Wfp has prioritised monthly assistance to eleven districts with populations face famine like conditions. The more needs to be done for millions. Who could slip further into hunger. Amid ongoing conflict displacement fuel shortages and rising food prices fourteen vessels carrying urgently needed fuel. Lie of yemen's betsy coast unable to birth
"david beasley" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Protests are just continuing their growing, with tens of thousands turning out in Yangon. Shouting anti military slogans and demanding the release of on some sushi and others detained since last Monday. The protests are taking place. Despite an Internet blackout that now appears to be easing. Many protesters carried the red peacock flags of Su Chi's National League for Democracy. Their arms held up in the three fingered salute of defiance from the hunger Games films, passing drivers honking their support despite a heavy police presence. There's been no violence reported in Yangon. So far, those shots have reportedly been fired at a demonstration in the border town of Mayawati for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan in Chiang Rai. The pope is coming down against the military leaders In his Sunday address from ST Peter's Square. Francis today expressed his solidarity with the people of Myanmar. Head of the U. N. Food agency, David Beasley says they've reached a deal with Ethiopia to allow aid workers to better access the northern region of T cry. The BBC's Mary Harper has more following a visit to decry, Mr Beasley said nearly three million people were in urgent need of help. U. N and other agencies have repeatedly complained about not being able to reach those most of risk. Ethiopian government has downplayed reports that people are starving. It said it's provided food aid to nearly two million people. It's difficult to verify this because of a media blackout. All sides in the conflict have been accused of grave human rights abuses, including using rape and starvation as weapons of war. The BBC's Mary Harper, You're listening to NPR news. Sarah Thomas is making history Once again Today, the NFL's first full time female official will be on the field in Tampa for the Super Bowl. MPR's Tom Goldman reports. She's working the game when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the defending champion. Kansas City Chiefs on field officials don't necessarily like the spotlight. It usually means they blown a call. But Sarah Thomas is used to it. She's attracted national attention since 2015 when she began her string of NFL firsts. First full time female official first female to officiate a playoff game and now the Super Bowl. Thomas Nose eyes will drift occasionally from Sunday star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. To the sideline, where she'll be positioned as the down judge focused on her job. But knowing girls like her young daughter are watching, and I want her to know.
Nobel UN food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020
"The un's world food program is warning that the pandemic could result in a widespread hunger next year unless governments come up with the funds needed to prevent it lease line reports the agency fears. This humanitarian catastrophe could result in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Head of the world food program. David beasley says fifteen billion dollars is needed to avert calls multiple famines of biblical proportions and provide millions of manners. Children with the food. They need to survive earlier this year. One hundred five million people faced crisis levels of hunger by the end of the year. Wfp analysis find the economic impact of covid. Nineteen lockdowns will if push two hundred seventy million people to the brink of starvation. The agency reports twenty countries of conflict are likely to face acute food shortages in the next three to six months and require urgent
Catastrophe in Yemen as U.N. warns of famine
"Millions of men women and children in war-torn yemen a facing famine again top united nations officials warned yesterday as they appealed for more money to prevent it again. We are on a countdown right now to a catastrophe. Un food chief. David beasley told the un security council. We've been here before. We did almost the same dog and pony show. We sounded the alarm then. The united nations describes yemen is the world's largest humanitarian crisis with eighty of the people in need of help if we chose to look away. There's no doubt in my mind. Yemen will be plunged into a devastating famine within a few short months beasley told the fifteen member council a saudi arabia lead military coalition intervened in yemen in two thousand fifteen backing government forces fighting the iran. Allied houthi group u. n. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end. The war is the country. Suffering is also worsened by an economic and currency collapse and the covid nineteen pandemic in late twenty seventeen. Unh chief mark. Lowcock warned that yemen was then facing the largest famine. The world has seen for many decades with millions of victims. We prevented famine two years ago. Lowcock told the security council more money for the aid. Operation is the quickest and most efficient way to support famine prevention efforts. Right now he said the world body had received less than half of what it needed about one point five billion dollars this year for its humanitarian operations in yemen. Last year it received three billion dollars.
Nobel Peace Prize: U.N. World Food Program Wins 2020 Award
"World Food Program has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. American David Beasley is the program leader. You got the news with staffers in the chair. It's the first time in my life I've been without words Thie UN's food program provided helped a 100 million people in 88 countries last year. Well. The City
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against 'hunger as a weapon of war'
"The UN World Food Program which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions often in extremely dangerous and hard to access conditions has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announcing the award, the region Nobel Committee recognized WFP for its efforts to combat hunger, and for acting as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict UN Secretary General Antonio Guitar Hailed Award Calling WFP world's first responder on the front lines of food insecurity the women and men of the WFP brave danger and distance to deliver lifesaving sustenance to those devastated by conflict disaster. Misty Guitar said in a statement WPA is the largest humanitarian organization in the. World last year, it assisted ninety seven million people in one thousand, eight countries. Two thirds of the workers in conflict affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict executive director. David Beasley warned shortly after the start of the COVID nineteen crisis that eight hundred and twenty, one, million people go to bed hungry every night all over the world and that two hundred, sixty, five, million could be pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of the year.
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize
"This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to the United Nations World Food Program. The Norwegian Nobel Committe honored the agency that fights hunger and that has tried to prevent the use of hunger is a weapon of war. NPR's Rob Schmitz is with us and rob for those who don't know what's the World Food program Do The world for program is the UN's largest agency in the world's largest organization, addressing hunger and promoting food security last year provided assistance to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. I think what stands out about this program is it's one of the few U. N agencies that has the ability to enter Countries that are extremely difficult to enter places like Syria, North Korea, Yemen, and its goal is literally to save the lives of those who are starving due to poor governance, Armed conflicts, you name it, Okay, so I see the connection to war in peace. But why give them this award during a pandemic? Well, Nobel Peace Prize Committee chair buried Reese Anderson made an interesting connection between the Corona virus pandemic in the World Food programs mission. Here's what she said. The world is in danger off experiencing hunger crisis off inconceivable proportions if the World food programme On other food assistance organizations do not receive the financial support they have requested. So Steve. She's hinting here that financial support for this agency could be in question due to the pandemics impact on the economies of the developed world, and that's a big problem. You know this past summer, you Steve Inskeep interviewed the head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, and he said the pandemic is having a big impact on world hunger. Here's what he said. Before Cove it I had been given speeches that 2020 was weren't going to be the worst humanitarian crisis years since war, too, because of Covad. We are now looking at an additional 130 million people that will be knocking on the door of starvation and Steve Nobel Committee chair buried. Reese Anderson mentioned the fact that this year the pandemic has exposed a lack of global cooperation. This idea that the world needs to unite to combat the biggest threats to humanity. Here's what she said. Multilateral corporation is absolutely necessary to combat global challenges. And multilateralism seems tohave. Lack of respect these days. Steve, you can hear how she stumbles over her words here. She's obviously trying to put this in the most diplomatic way possible. But it's clear with the rise of populist leaders throughout the world. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee deemed it necessary to send a message that in the end, joining together is sorely needed in a world facing both the enormous threat of a global pandemic, but also global hunger.
Mass starvation predicted due to economic effects of pandemic
"While the Global Cova, death toll tonight tops, hundred, fifty, thousand, what's coming could be far worse. The World Food Program and three other UN agencies predict mass starvation because of covid disastrous economic impact. The UN agencies say the hundred, forty, million people around the world on the brink of starvation. Now could rise to a staggering two, hundred, seventy, million this year. If we don't get a social safety net program out there immediately in providing food, you will see mass starvation famines of Biblical proportions David Beasley the director of the world. Food Program says children are the hardest hit with. Ten, thousand more dying every month in many countries, no school means no food leaving kids with weakened immune systems, which is to be vulnerable not just a covert malaria diptheria cholera and the crisis will spread beyond the developing. The UN, warns as hungry people move to survive. Do you think Kobe will lead to a new wave of mass migration coming toward the United? States there's no question in my mind you will see migration heading toward the US border the World Food Program is urgently calling for four point nine billion dollars to stop covert related hunger and
UN food agency chief: World could see famines of "biblical proportions" within months
"Today the grief and misery covert nineteen is having across the globe will soon be compounded by famine CBS news foreign affairs analyst Pamela Falk explains this week David Beasley the executive director of the world food program told the U. N. security council on world leaders that the world is on the verge of a hunger pandemic caused by a coronavirus and then it could face multiple famines of biblical proportions within a few
Pandemic could cause famines of 'biblical proportions'
"A warning from the head of the United Nations food agency saying that as the world deals with the pandemic it is also on the brink of a hunger pandemic world food program executive director David Beasley says that could lead to multiple famines of biblical proportions within a few months if immediate action is not taken he told the U. N. security council that even before the pandemic this year would be facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War two basically saying one hundred thirty five million people around the world are facing crisis levels of hunger and the corona virus could double that
UN food agency chief: World on brink of 'a hunger pandemic'
"A warning from the head of the United Nations food agency saying that as the world deals with the pandemic it is also on the brink of a hunger pandemic world food program executive director David Beasley says that could lead to multiple famines of biblical proportions within a few months if immediate action is not taken he told the U. N. security council that even before the pandemic this year would be facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War two basically saying one hundred thirty five million people around the world are facing crisis levels of hunger and the corona virus could double
World on brink of `a hunger pandemic': UN food agency chief
"The head of the U. N. food agency is warning as the world is dealing with a pandemic it's also on the brink of a hunger pandemic that could lead to famine in three dozen countries within a few months of immediate action isn't taken David Beasley told the U. N. security council even before covert nineteen became an issue he was telling world leaders twenty twenty would be facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War two that's because of wars locust swarms in Africa natural disasters and economic
News in Brief 17 June 2019
"This is the news and brief from the United Nations children are dying needlessly every day. And the humanitarian situation in Yemen is dire. The head of the World Food, Programme WFP told the Security Council on Monday, David Beasley said that despite the immense suffering of the twenty million Yemenis who do not have enough to eat the UN agency continues to face fierce resistance to doing its core job, namely, keeping people alive. The World Food Programme his being prevented from feeding the hungriest in Yemen. He asserted explaining that the UN food assistance is being diverted, mostly in areas controlled by who the'rebels at the expense of hungry children women and men, Mr. Beasley said some aid would have to be suspended within days, unless assurances are given to stop the diversions in Yemen. We're fortunate enough to have the money we need. We just don't have the. Access. We don't make this decision lightly. I am begging the who tease and all of those concern to do all within your power to let us do what we do best save lives. You en population report predicts that by the year, twenty fifty there will be some nine point seven billion people living on the planet, and yet, the overall growth rate continues to fall and more and more countries will have to adapt to aging populations the world population prospects twenty nine thousand nine report estimates that over the next thirty years, today's global population of seven point seven billion will increase by two billion, and by the end of the century, the earth will have to sustain some eleven billion people India is set to replace China, as the most populous country and the population in sub Saharan Africa will double, many of the fastest growing populations. In the poorest countries where population growth brings additional challenges said, lucianne men, the UN chief of economic, and social affairs, turning to the effects of climate change in the oceans secretary, General Antonio Gutierrez opened the twenty ninth meeting of the states parties to the UN convention on the law of the sea, with a warning that marine life is not only under unprecedented pressure. But that half of all living coral has been lost in the past one hundred fifty years. He pointed out that conflicting demands from industry, fishing shipping, mining and tourism are creating unsustainable levels of stress on marine and coastal ecosystems in the past four decades plastic pollution in the sea has increased tenfold he said and a third of fish, stocks are now overexploited to address these challenges mister Gutierrez, spelled out that we must act across an array of sectors. And he called the UN law of the sea convention, one of L best tools to do, so on the past quarter, century the convention as the constitution for our oceans, as a chief d- nearly universal acceptance it has given us a comprehensive framework for the peaceful cooperative and sustainable use of seas oceans. And there is sources and it has provided the foundation for the progressive development of the law of the sea.
News in Brief 17 June 2019
"This is the news and brief from the United Nations children are dying needlessly every day. And the humanitarian situation in Yemen is dire. The head of the World Food, Programme WFP told the Security Council on Monday, David Beasley said that despite the immense suffering of the twenty million Yemenis who do not have enough to eat the UN agency continues to face fierce resistance to doing its core job, namely, keeping people alive. The World Food Programme his being prevented from feeding the hungriest in Yemen. He asserted explaining that the UN food assistance is being diverted, mostly in areas controlled by the rebels at the expense of hungry children women and men, Mr. Beasley said some aid would have to be suspended within days unless assurances or given to stop the diversions in Yemen. We're fortunate enough to have the money we need. We just don't have the. Access. We don't make this decision lightly. I am begging the who tease and all of those concern to do all within your power to let us do what we do best save lives, and new UN population report predicts that by the year, twenty fifty there will be some nine point seven billion people living on the planet, and yet, the overall growth rate continues to fall and more and more countries will have to adapt to aging populations the world population prospects. Twenty nine nine report estimates that over the next thirty years, today's global population of seven point seven billion will increase by two billion, and by the end of the century, the earth will have to sustain some eleven billion people India is set to replace China, as the most populous country and the population in sub Saharan Africa will double, many of the fastest growing populations. In the poorest countries where population growth brings additional challenges said Lucia Newman. The UN chief of economic and social affairs turning to the effects of climate change in the oceans secretary, General Antonio Gutierrez opened the twenty ninth meeting of the states parties to the UN convention on the law of the sea, with a warning that marine life is not only under unprecedented pressure. But that half of all living coral has been lost in the past one hundred fifty years. He pointed out that conflicting demands from industry, fishing shipping, mining and tourism are creating unsustainable levels of stress on marine and coastal ecosystems in the past four decades plastic pollution in the sea has increased tenfold he said and a third of fish, stocks are now overexploited to address these challenges mister Gutierrez, spelled out that we must act across an array of sectors. And he called the UN law of the sea convention, one of L best tools to do, so on the past quarter century the convention as the constitution for our oceans, as chief d- nearly universal acceptance it has given us a comprehensive framework for the peaceful cooperative and sustainable use of seas oceans. And there is sources and it has provided the foundation for the progressive development of the law of the sea.
News in Brief 16 May 2019
"This is news in brief from the United Nations ensuring the safe and dignified burial of people who've died from Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo regarded as a key way to prevent disease. Transmission is under threat for me lack of funding a key u n partner said on Thursday, but did not take in the number of infections in North Kivu and deteriora- provinces. The Red Cross says it has just two weeks worth of funding to support his burial teams since the start of the latest broiler epidemic and DRC last August. The viruses claimed more than eleven hundred lives and infected one thousand six hundred seventy one people making the second deadliest outbreak today, eight twenty percent of those cases occurred in the last three weeks, according to DRC authorities who are grappling with insecurity and attacks on health centers by armed groups in northeastern DRC. Highlighting the value of the work of the burial teams? Emmanuel couple Bianco director of health and care, the international federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies explained it in the two thousand and fourteen to sixteen Bala outbreaking west Africa up to eighty percent of. People were infected jeering unsafe burials faced with a sixteen million dollars shortfall IFRC has called on the international community to urgently increase its investment in Abella response before the outbreak escalates, further countries need to take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights, which puts their health at risk. A new u n backed medical studies urging according to the report around one in seven babies worldwide weighed less than five point five pounds or two point five kilograms at birth, according to latest data from two thousand fifteen the call for a bigger investment to tackle, the low low-birth-weight issue comes from experts from the World Health Organization. W H, O U, N children's fund UNICEF and the London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine report that eighty percent of the two point five million low weight, newborns die every year, highlighting the lack of progress lead author and academic Hannah Blencoe said that in two thousand twelve WHO's one hundred ninety five member-states committed to reduce low birth weight. By thirty percent up to twenty twenty-five, but so far there's been a decrease of one point two percent worldwide. Good nutrition depends, only on raising awareness about healthy foods, and choices. But also on sustainable systems of delivery with that in mind you in agencies have been working with the government and population of the Lao People's Democratic Republic allowances, it's commonly known to achieve zero hunger with initiatives that help farming families lives, and livelihoods the heads of the food, and agriculture, FAO the World Food, Programme WFP, and the international fund for agricultural development or I fat and today three day visit on Thursday with a call for greater investment in nutrition off to seeing firsthand the impacts of their joint programs. WFP executive director David Beasley said that he could feel the sense of optimism from people in the communities and the work being done helps create a better future for school children for farmers and for families throughout the country. Laos has made good progress over the past twenty years in reducing poverty, and hunger. But. Nutrition remains an obstacle to the country's aim of becoming a middle income country. Matt wells, UN news.
News in Brief 31 December 2018
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations last year you and secretary General Antonio Gutierrez issued a red alert on several dangerous confronting the world dangers that still persists today. These are anxious times for many and our world is undergoing a stress test. The UN chief said in his message prior to the new year, he reiterated that climate change is running faster than we are. And that deepening geopolitical divisions are making conflicts more difficult to resolve. But there are also reasons for hope he said, notably in Yemen. Where breakthrough talks have recently created an opportunity for peace and the agreement signed in September between the opium and retrieve that has eased long-running tensions and brought improved prospects to an entire region as cause for optimism ran international cooperation works the world's weeds. In twenty nineteen. The United Nations will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for Simpson's. We will keep up the pressure, and we will never give up as we begin this new year that's resolved to confront slats defend human dignity and built a better future together after uncovering evidence that humanitarian food supplies are being diverted and Yemen. Toothy controls capital Saana along with other parts of the country on Monday, the UN World Food Programme WFP demanded an immediate end to the practice. The UN emergency food agencies chief, David Beasley said this conduct amounts to the stealing of food from the mouths of hungry. People prompted by an increasing number of reports that humanitarian food was on sale in the capital W F P conducted a survey to discover the misappropriation of those supplies. It unearthed fraud by at least one local partner organization, affiliated with the defacto ministry of education Santa handling and distributing WFP food assistance at a time when children are dying in Yemen because they haven't enough food to eat. This is an outrage. This criminal behaviour must stop immediately. Mr Beazley stressed turning to have ghanistan the UN mission. They're cold. You NAMA noted on Monday, the announcement by the Afghan electoral authorities that presidential elections would be postponed from April until July twenty nineteen with the understanding that the new date followed broad consultations with the range of political actors civil society organizations, and the government itself, the UN welcomed the clarity in the electoral calendar, encouraged, the independent election commission, or I e c to publish and regularly updated throughout the process the UN asserted that a detailed. Calendar for the July twenty nineteen election would provide canned formation to the electorate the candidates and those involved in the poll, you Nommik knowledged the I E C's assessment that additional time is needed to learn from the twenty eighteen parliamentary elections and adequately prepare. According to news reports the last presidential election in two thousand fourteen was mirrored in controversy and widespread allegations of fraud that officials wished to avoid in two thousand nineteen the UN maintained that the presidential election is critical to the future of if ghanistan that it's mismanagement would be unacceptable, and that everyone had a responsibility for credible legitimate electoral process, lists Kapiti U N news.
Iraqi polls open in first elections since victory over IS
"The executive director of the world food program has called e international community to support its humanitarian efforts in north korea saying sanctions having an effect on its work speaking after trip that saw unprecedented access to north korea david beasley said he sends to new optimism among the country's leadership in the runup to talks with the us denuclearization but he called on the world not to lose its focus on the pressing humanitarian needs in north korea there is an exception for humanitarian support and access regardless of sanctions and we have that humanitarian exception whether it's united states or the united nations but the sanctions are having an impact as to where sanctions should go to this nation i'm gonna leave that up to the political leaders in which they regardless of the politics don't let innocent children suffer david beasley voting is taking place in iraq's first parliamentary elections since the country declared victory over the islamic state group our correspondent in baghdad is martin patience prime minister alabama's eighty one praise for the fight against the islamist extremists and security has vastly improved across the country the many iraqis are deeply disillusioned by widespread government corruption and are weak economy the vote also comes just days after us president donald trump pulled out of their ran nuclear deal some iraqis fear that the country could once again become a casualty in any struggle between america in iran martin patience reporting the iranian foreign minister javad zarif is embarking on a diplomatic tour to try to rescue the international nuclear deal from which the us administration withdrew earlier this week mr zarif were i traveled to beijing followed by talks in russia on monday and in brussels on tuesday with his european counterparts we'll news from the bbc the government in quarter allah has asked sweden and venezuela to name new ambassadors in the country ultra accusing the current envoys of meddling in quarter mama's affairs the foreign minister sandra who've arrow said the swedish diplomatic core guatemala corrupt country while the venezuelan envoy was accused of having links to an organization opposed to guatemala as president the people of east team or going to the polls for the second time in less than a year after a tense and acrimonious campaign elections last july resulted in a narrow victory for the fritter lean party over the national congress for team construction that by the.