35 Burst results for "Eastern Mediterranean"
WHO says 99% of world's population breathes poor-quality air
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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Describes the Long-Term Outlook of Gas Prices
"You've said that this decision to ban Russian energy imports needed to happen. You've been, again, a solid voice on this, but the American people, let's face it, are torn by the images of Ukraine right now, but we're also anguished over the price of the pump that just keeps getting worse. Biden says it's going to get worse. It's just going to keep going up and it's all Russians fault. All Russia's fault. Where do we go from here? Give us a little bit of guidance over the next few weeks, months and what this is going to look like domestically. Yeah, Mike, so the common thread that runs between both the horrific images you're seeing on TV, the loss of life in Ukraine, and higher prices of the pump here in the United States. It's a common thread. It's bad decisions on energy policy, poor energy policy, domestically here in the United States and that decisions that have been made by our European allies, including Germany, who have grown a dependence on Russia for their energy source. We were a net energy exporter under the previous administration like the Keystone pipeline was open. We were energy independent, and we were exporting energy. This administration has shut down the Keystone XL pipeline. They've given the thumbs down to the east med, the eastern Mediterranean pipeline, by the way, which is not many people are talking about, but they should be, which was an Israeli pipeline and other democracy that could have supplied Europe with energy. And then we open up the corrupts Nord stream two pipeline that makes people even in Europe. Even more dependent on Vladimir Putin. So their energy policy is completely backwards and upside down.
'Rediscovering America' Author Scott Powell on Christopher Columbus
"Folks, the book is rediscovering America, Scott Powell, the author and my guest, you are just talking about Columbus day that has suddenly become controversial. So let's talk about Columbus. Columbus was a he was basically a working class man, a fairly simple man, self educated, and he had a passion for the sea and seafaring. So that was his that was his reason for a living was to be at sea. And he shipped out on various with various ships, and he really had an interest in learning about navigation. In any case, when he ran up against the Muslims in the eastern Mediterranean at that time, and they cut off the trade routes from Europe to the orient, he believed that there would be a trade route going in a westerly direction that the world was round, and so that was planted in his mind on a ship on one of the one of the ships he shipped out on out of out of Spain, the encountered a battalion of ships that attacked him because there were, they were at war with each other, the Flemish World War, and so he actually his boat went down, he ends up in Portugal, Portugal was the center of navigation of the world. That's where, you know, the most advanced maritime sciences existed. He learned a lot, and then he had this passion. He had a vision to pursue that he was going to find that trade route. He was a passionate Christian, so he also viewed the opportunity to take the message of Salvation to people in another part of the world that had never heard that good news.
The Demise of the EastMed Pipeline
"An article that was in newsweek, January of this year. Headline, the demise of the east, med pipeline. Do you know about that? The east mad pipeline was designed to bring natural gas from Israel and Cyprus across Greece to Italy and Bulgaria. At the end of 2020, Congress passed legislation to support the construction of this pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminals. It was supported by the Trump administration. Created the United States eastern Mediterranean energy center, run by the Department of Energy. According to newsweek, when the Biden administration came into office, one of its first official acts, along with canceling the Keystone excel pipeline, was to cancel this.
The United Nations Intends to Remain in Afghanistan
"The delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to millions of afghans must not be cut the u. n. health agency has said citing a threefold rise in the number of trauma cases according to the world health organization. Seventy the health facilities at support across afghanistan treated nearly fourteen thousand conflict related cases. Last month that compares with only four thousand and fifty seven cases senior a year ago sustained access to humanitarian assistance including essential. Health services and medical. Supplies is a critical lifeline. For millions of afghans must not be interrupted said dr amid madari the w eight show regional director for the eastern mediterranean the development comes as u n agencies repeated their commitment to stay and deliver assistance to those in need in afghanistan after the taliban secured the capital on sunday at a press conference in geneva. Un children's fund unicef said that eighteen million people in the country need aid assistance and one in three children is expected to be severely malnourished. This year his the agency's chief of filled operations and emergency mustapha. Ben massoud speaking from kabul on tuesday derek impacts office Inviting direct impact is civilian memorised. Children have seen injured in such a way that it's difficult to describe young children as young as ten month.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Knowing Faith
"If you're thinking about what's happening you have this prior to the desolation and sacking of jerusalem. Right that has not yet happened. but christ has died. So you're in this space anything else you guys want to say about dating. And the way that we tell that it's prior to the sacking of the temple is because something that significant would have been mentioned by paul in all likelihood if it had already happened so it's just kind of like a general tool for students of the bible to have in their tool belt is if it's not it's like it's often equated to like there nine eleven. That's their big historic moment. That they remember so if it's not mentioned then there's a decent name very strong likelihood that what you're reading was written prior to that having happened good and go ahead james because i think related to that dating something that might be helpful in. He mentioned this in the letter. But just his theological and social situated. Nece i think helps us understand why he's writing this letter not to get too much into the purpose but it's not just that you know twenty five or thirty years have passed since since the twenty twenty five years passed since jesus's death barrel resurrection but paul himself. Also now been a church planter pastor traveling missionary for the last twenty twenty five years. He's writing this letter with a great deal of pastoral experience and specifically sensitivities as. I think we'll have to get into as we go through the letter. The jew gentile relationships specifically he's been planting gentile churches in the eastern mediterranean. And he's now making his way west towards jerusalem and then perhaps roman and maybe spain and he's thinking how how. how am i going to approach a largely jewish. Also gentile congregation rome by bringing gentile money for for for those in jerusalem and then making my way to rome and on damore gentile churches in spain. So he is. He is having to think through a like onion layers of complexity of being a missionary and pastor here in this early church. It's good that's good and eight. I think the value thing about the why. Why would you take time to study romans. Well i was looking at martin. Luther preface to his commentary on romans and i felt like i mean his opening line is basically the why i will say this just before. Anytime you quote. Luther you have to give the caveat of this man prone to hyperbole. Just no He he definitely he definitely says things strongly. Let me just read this. Because i thought this was really interesting. This letter is truly the most important piece in the new testament. It is purest gospel. It is well worth a christian's wile not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with daily as though it were the daily bread of the soul it is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes. That's pretty compelling like. Hey it is worth your while to spend a lot of time in paul's letter to the church in rome yeah. I don't know anybody who's that into hyperbole. yeah i. I don't know anyone like that. So it's hard for me to relate I do have a question though for you guys..
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Top 5 Comics Podcast
"And that's what's worse on the important things with whole flash of the crowd is intelligible. Peter is peter's he's young. This is still like high school peter. So he's not the adult girl working for me still working for the paper but it's like getting immune spider man so green goblins costume also tells us that because the classic looking costumes so like our point in time for all these people had different points in time. So it's like kid. Peter parker black widow from the red room still young prior to escape to america. And this perhaps there were two yeah and world war two so like the timing of all of it is pretty crazy. Where from interesting line. Well we're in some type of afterlife. Right crazy shows this afterlife. Being like i said on on some kind of clifford some kind of its own land mass and you see planets in the background. So it's they're on their own a plane of existence. At least that's what i think right. Yes oh man I is the weakest of these three books. I'm gonna give it probably probably two and a half the art was okay It's nothing that really really spoke to me yep it just. I'm gonna be always going to be harder on marvel comics. I feel like but i. It just wasn't my bag. Sure i will try score me. I i give it three and a half but i like weird up universe nonsense. No it's my fifth my wheelhouse pretty good and the different points of time. They're all from how a story interweaving our because as a lead around. Yeah we jump back and forth quite a bit but we jumped the origin of holly hall on where they are so like when we come back to cabin the woods the whole reason. He's out worries as says he's searching for she'll he showed me through earlier. That the dragon flying lizard thing. He's been hunting for the show this whole time when he finds it. That's where the girls were. A little boy had the showed so like him finding it all. That's why he was there. crazy trolls ogres. Whatever their so. I if a crazy mash up a stuff and it being a a weird afterlife thing i think is on. I think that it's i did that. I think we're you miss where it misses me as the the fantasy part of it that that's kind of like i can take her. Leave the middle part. I really liked the peter parker part. I really like once. Once you get into flying lions book. I manage than than than just like it again. I wasn't matter like the griffin that they are there reference here right on a griffin. No 'cause you're writing residencies griffin has been eagle eagle yet your rights to flying lines different. It may be a kind of griffin but just griffin's ahead of an eagle the body of a lion right the tale of a snake till till some somme house. yeah it it just. It just wasn't my jam. Because i read two other books this week. That were really really good. Chur josh do you have a score for the knees and paterson was that right. I didn't get far enough in that night. It says the griffin's also but we ally on terrifying mythical creature trying to find the actual filing for warm in this little article but there's a lot of words is not game he really want answer wise forgotten yeah griffin like in the college's always way of an eagle line tales the tale of some reptile. I was getting mixed up between that one in the camera which is with a three the go blind snake i once they add multiple heads him. I mean i don't know yes. Any any animal is different. Animals together chimera prevent also spilled griffin or refund composite mythological with the lion's body winged or wingless anti bird's head usually that of an eagle griffin was a favourite decorative motive ancient middle eastern mediterranean lands. Sometimes it has a tale of some sort of reptile as. I don't can't remember what i wanted to tell dragon but that doesn't make any sense. I thought it was a tale with something. That's actually a like a regular real animal detail. But i guess like a scorpion tail. I don't know there's a million things anyway. Allying with wings is rad. I don't cure anybody. Says if you take away the fact that that's captain america and take away the fact that those marvel characters. It's just like. I think that it would have been cooler if they would've done. All the art are just like how the covers done. That's true i agree. Yup having the three different types of art for each different character scenario is a little weird. I do kinda day could tell you. You're in different parts of the story. But i don't know. I'm assuming that at some point. All these characters laying together and if that's the case then was look like then says what the number two comes out like how shakes out but yeah. Each section has their own style of art for each part of the book. So i was like more classic looking recap. America's is kinda simple normal combo guard. And if like silver age style. Wise i mean the costumes linden that too so but yeah the guys are saying. It's interesting the way it's paired together. But if all of them are around to each other eventually i don't know that looks like so i guess we'll see. I think it looks like the last couple payments that you have where they're on the. Yeah with uncle ben yep part of those divert. People weren't there people inside birds suits so they were actually like the little. The frog is deadly frog is. I couldn't tell the difference. I mean i thought they were till we saw the squawk squawk noises. But they're wearing masks or the john aren't eath revealed like last when she's like oh he's waiting for you and i like the only time you see that i don't. I don't like the art mix up fan of that. I think i like the middle when the best though the Middle last during the spiderman. Stop would've no like walk. You said says the same on one or is like captain america fighting the troll of the beginning of over the later on like it's the same same style. Arthur artist you fill. Maybe that's why it's not there just because didn't say there's probably multiple. I think it's the same person doing all. Yeah pretty sure that's the truth but it is whether there's arrows sticking shield on point his nothing should stick to the show his true but he is spiderman and maybe the bird people who like part of like some sort of vulture clan. It's hard to say. That part is uncle ben's demo with them and their they respond to peter about having picked him up because they were told to In charge whether that group is The as far as clans best we can tell. We have true trolls. Bilateral doger's frogs huggers frogs these in bird people and then dragons and griffins or lion wing. Lions whatever you call them name for that is not griffin sims. A message that way we now I think it misses uncertain points in it. Hits on a couple of years. I give it two and a half. I'm right in the middle of the is two and a half so coke. They're moving some barbaric absolutely parts of our barricades from vault comics This is the book that kept back. We had interview with anything. Good in the non. Mike maurici and this is they bizarre position of that series. I preface it that it is more adult look language wise in art. How you have some unity in the background ninth-inning crazy egregious but it's there the nudity isn't but the swearing his hoard was wearing. And then if you actually really look into it there's quite a bit of like top nudity. We have the background stuff. There's definitely more morality book rental advisor account for instance. The art is fantastic. It is in. The story is really fun. I'd say like a slight step above quintin uphill..
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Newt's World
"They leave is probably placenames across northern france but the staff that they gave us from a political standpoint. One that is really significant for the shaping of medieval civilization and for drawing the boundaries of chris. But i think that's one of the aspects of this new has become unfashionable to talk about christendom but it was electable part of what made european history of made western civilization and the descendants of the vikings. Whether they're norman's or the reuss the vikings themselves become the standard bearers for that christendom against its adversaries whether it's islam or whether it's the pagan threats coming out of the eastern european tribes the slavic tribes as well. So they're integral part of european civilization both as adventures but also has great. Political leaders brewers and. We just can't leave that out when we think about what. The scandinavian legacy is history. Enter the shaping of our own world one last question which is about the power of structures to change things. If i remember correctly part of what made the normans so expansionist was that they had a very firm rule that the oldest son basically inherited the land. The second son went into the church and the younger sons. Were supposed to go out adventuring to places like sicily. Is that relatively accurate. That is roughly accurate within scandinavia itself. Usually land was subdivided. Among the sons was one of the ways to prevent some degree of competition for control over the farm or over the estates and the germanic tribes that came down from scandinavia tended to follow that customers. Well the problem is. Is that when you've got ten to twelve sons even if you divide land equally. That's a pretty small portion to make a living or build a family so yes that became the rule. That sounds like the famous. Don't feel family distinguish norman night bill. Twelve what are they gonna do. Well what they're gonna do is they're gonna take their swords and east to look for ways in which to make a living for themselves and build a new life for themselves and this is what the normans do. It's an inheritance of what the vikings themselves had done and there earlier time and becomes a trademark for the way in which. Toby called the norman conquests take place in the middle ages. There are always younger. Sons who are trained for warfare who understand that their prowess in arms is the key to financial as well as political power and then launch themselves out into the world in order to bring those skills to bear on the world. Around and i was definitely the case with enormous expansion again. Like the vikings leslie rabid quick expansion across the central to the eastern mediterranean where they also players in the development of kim so north i want wanna thank you for joining me as somebody who's been fascinated by the vikings. Your new book. The viking heart. How scandinavians conquered the world is going to be a great success. It is fascinating. And i really recommend it to our listeners. And they can find a link to order the book on our show. Page at newt's world dot com. And i just want to thank you for your continued efforts to bring sophisticated ideas to the general public in a way that they both get educated and entertained in the same volume. And you're doing amazing work and my treasure you as a friend and as a fellow citizen and i admire you as an author. Praise means a great deal to and i thank you and i'm delighted. We had this to thank you to my guest. Arthur herman you can get a link to his new book. The viking heart how scandinavians conquered the world on our show page at newsworld world dot. Com newsworld is produced by gingrich. Sixty and iheartmedia are executive producers. debbie mars. Our producer is garnsey. Sloan and our researcher is rachel peterson. Yard work for the show was created by steve penalty. Special thanks to the team had gingrich three sixty. You've enjoying neutral. I hope you'll go to apple podcast and both race with five stars and give us a review so others can learn what it's all about right now listeners of neutral consign from i three free weekly columns at gingrich three sixty dot com slash newsletter. I'm.
Greek Temperatures Soar to 45 Degrees Celsius
"Authorities in Greece have close to the iconic acropolis and all the engine sites during afternoon hours as a heat wave scorching the eastern Mediterranean worsens temperatures of which one of seven point six are in hiding parts of Athens as extreme weather fed by hotel from North Africa fuels deadly wildfires in Turkey and places in Greece Italy and across the region Greek authorities have described the heat wave as the most intense in more than thirty years now the acropolis is closing daily from midday to five PM the whole two styles the nation's electricity network is on the extreme pressure because of the increase in the number of people using air conditioning to ease the burden some coal fired power stations which is due to be phased out have been brought back into service I'm Charles de Ledesma
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on UK Column Podcasts
"The view. Professor david salisbury from chatham house so apartheid essentially yes yes and date just a g understand high qualified This is Before joining each other's says cv from the chatham house website before joining chatham host. David salisbury was director of immunization at the department of health until the end of two thousand thirteen. He was responsible for the national immunization program on lead the introduction of many new vaccines he is the chair of the global certification commission chair of the european certification commission member of the eastern mediterranean eastern mediterranean commission on a member of the size east asian commission And he previously chaired the world. Health organization's advisory group of experts on immunisation The world health organization committee that sets the global immunization policy he also served as co chair of the pandemic influenza group of the g seven global health security and they should have and he continues to lecture on advice on vaccines and vaccination as well as undertaking ongoing work in polio malaria and the development of new vaccines so he seems to be eminently qualified. Does he not to make such a statement. But what do you think his training is in. I'm thinking vaccine. -nology right pediatrics. He's a pediatrician. So i'm not entirely clear why he ended up working and with such eminent depositions with vaccination. But he's a pediatrician. So well you know they say a lot of pediatricians a lot of md's or they become a glorified sales in marketing reps for the pharmaceutical industry. And this is a big complaint. We hear time and time again. Yes from so many different doctors. So what are all these experts on all these committees mike but glorified sales and marketing reps for the transnational pharmaceutical cartel Pushing drugs around the world so this is a big problem. So you don't have to be like patrick valance and own six hundred thousand. How many hundreds of thousands of shares in glaxosmithkline To to be a stakeholder in big pharma there's other people who are stakeholders to as well. Yes indeed a little bit of defense news for you. Well the joint expeditionary force of course this is Ten nations european nations including the uk. The sheriff commitment to democracy. So we should feel good about that. they ministers from the various nations involved in the joint expedition. Force met in helsinki yesterday and they set out the roadmap for which the they will evolve to tackle shared threats to this more defense union. More defense integration So this is a multinational force made up of ten like minded northern european nations the uk which is a framework nation But also denmark estonia finland iceland latvia. Lithuania netherlands norway and sweden And so they have a shared commitment to democracy human rights in the rule of law and that should make everybody feel excellent as well as a long history of operating together and they're able to operate wherever in the world any two of its members. Choose to deploy together so this is fantastic stuff. But they are very concerned about the The possibility of more competition with who do you think. Russia china but particularly russia. Because this this is all about north northern europe and so on so so that's what they're focused on. They are putting more pressure on russia. I don't know about you mike. But nothing says democracy like Soldiers in gilly suits and heavy equipment of charging up the beach. That is really that's democracy. That's what democracy looks like obsolete but it gets better because we've got more defensive going on and remember. The left hand pillar of european defence union was bilateral agreements. So the uk has decided that it's going to create a brand new bilateral agreements on defense and security joint declaration no less with germany So there's heiko maas on the right on-site dominic robb on the left So they've signed up to this And what are they talking about They're talking about a whole host of things transatlantic relationships so it's going to be about europe euro atlantic perspective at russia. They're gonna talk with their talking. This is all about potential for conflict with russia and dealing with that also china in the end of pacific ukrainian africa very interested in north africa. Of course as the joint they're going to jointly promote a more peaceful secured saferworld respect for democracy and the rule of law global education than human rights including gender equality media freedom freedom of religion and belief out there to address the human rights dimensions both of climate change and the use of artificial intelligence. So all right buzz. All the right buzzwords are their backup when that tweet might which one is heiko and which one is dominic. You didn't specify. I can't tell the difference in facts very hard to tell the difference because they look very similar and they've got the same more or less said flags behind them so they're wearing the same suit. I can't tell which ones heiko. Which ones dominic. If anybody can help us out. I think we need. We need some help with that But in the meantime of course vladimir putin Has been in the news over the last few days. We covered it on wednesday with respect to the issues over h mess defender while he was giving a briefing yesterday This is a nationally broadcast direct line with vladimir putin. It's his annual question answer session. That was happening yesterday. And let's have a look at what he said The with respect to the defender issue. You said that he was the the question. Are you said this puts the world on the brink of a global war. Of course not he said even if we had sunk lot ship He went on to say If we'd sunk that ship It's nevertheless difficult to imagine that the world would have be put on the brink of a third world war. Because those who did this at no we would not win a war. We couldn't win a war like that. That's very important at the second thing he said is the political component. Recently a few days ago a meeting was held in geneva. Of course that was the meeting with joe biden the question and so the question that comes out of this. Why was there. Such a provocation This was really his his main concern he went on say. I'm not concerned about this or that. Somebody does not respect the choice of the people in crimea. Join russia so he was really highlighting the fact that that britain the united states refused to accept the fact that people in crimea want to wanted to join russia. He said he has a different concern. look neither is the climber clamor over the fact that we were conducting exercises on our own territory near the ukrainian border and structures defense ministry to quietly and the drills withdraw the troops. This is such a great concern for them. We did so but instead of responding positively and saying okay we understand reaction your reaction to our indignation. What did they do They approached our borders. So i didn't know what your thoughts are on this. I mean i appreciate that. That sometimes there's criticism of of our position on this to pro russian but it just seems to be patrick that there's provocation after provocation. Coming from our side of the defense argument and at the same time..
Berlin-Tel Aviv 2036 Olympics Would Be ‘a Mark of Reconciliation’
"Come to the promised. Podcast brought to you on t. Lv one the voice of the city. That was just proposed as a possible venue for the twenty thirty six olympics which will be the thirty sixth modern olympics now that the international olympic committee just decided that the thirty fifth olympiad in twenty thirty two will be in brisbane australia. The twenty thirty six games are now for bid. The proposal was floated. in last. week's berliner morgenpost in a column written by franck koale ski a lead organizer of the two thousand and eighteen european track and field championships in berlin and ricard ming. The president of the german olympic association. The two men began by observing. What maybe obvious that berlin could not host the twenty thirty six games because berlin hosted the nineteen thirty six weeks which were by then german. Chancellor adolf hitler and held in stadiums festooned with swastikas. You may remember. There was some unpleasantness back. Then so berlin is out or is it. Kurowski wrote quote so why not send a completely new strong signal of peace and reconciliation in twenty thirty six a signal that does not hide from history but takes up the responsibility that comes from it. It would be such a signal. If and israel apply together more precisely berlin and tel aviv with the sailing and surfing competitions on the eastern mediterranean but also with other sports such as beach volleyball in israel's lively metropolis as a clear signal of how responsibility arises from
Rise in global COVID19 infections for fourth week in a row
"Kevin nineteen confirmed cases. Continue to rise around the world for a fourth consecutive week with around three point. Three million new cases reported in the past seven day period the u. n. health agency said on wednesday. The number of new deaths reported leveled off after a six-week decrease with just over sixty thousand new deaths reported the european region and the americas continue to account for nearly eight in ten of all cases and deaths the only region to report a decline in new deaths was the western pacific. Deaths fell by nearly a third compared to the previous week. There was also a notable increase in the number of new infections in southeast asia the western pacific europe and the eastern mediterranean according to the world health organization's weekly epidemiological update brazil. So a three percent rise in infections with five hundred eight thousand new cases france sought two hundred and four thousand eight hundred forty new infections. A twenty six percent rise and india recorded two hundred and forty thousand new cases a sixty two percent spike. Glibly there have been more than one hundred and twenty three point. Four million confirmed cases of covid nineteen including two point. Seven million deaths. Four hundred and three million vaccine. Doses have been administered.
What's the truth behind Amazonian women warriors?
"From andrine. Mayors the amazon's quote one thing. Everyone seems to think they know about amazon's that the name has something to do with only having one breast so they could easily fire an arrow or curl of spear. That's everything i know about amazon's good news. You don't know anything about amazon's. I think you'll find do truth. Turns out while we've all heard that it is ultimately nonsense. Anyone who's seen hunger games or done any non sausage fest archery knows that the ladies can tuck that jazz enough to not boob up the works for the archaeological record. That'll there are thousands of greek artworks depicting warrior women with both boobs whatever. The the translation of amazon meaning without breast was actually in an invention of greek historian heliconius in the fifth century bc. Wait the word. Amazon means without breast. That i actually did not know a from the greek meaning a as without Maison well basically. He shoehorned altogether. Yeah so maison was really close to the greek word for breasts from which we get modern words memory right okay okay. So a without masan breast put them together and what. You've got amazon. No boobs and quick delivery so there you go but it turns out that was not not a true. Even this is contemporaries called him on that. There's writing in his era where people were just like. Yeah i know him. And he's kind of turkey or are you talking about sir fox news right so it turns out that you can totally have both boobs and still be a bad ass in the field. So the greeks were obsessed with the idea of legendary warrior women so much so that any grecian hero assault would have to face them from hercules. Twit kelly's to the whole lot. They pop up everywhere. Yeah yeah right. I mean you know when you've got a when you've got to fight a lady and prove that you're a big worrier e worrier you look for yourself and in tiffany or diana zena. They often gave the location of the amazons. As the eastern mediterranean on the steps of your asia and indeed warrior graves have been found there and once we invented dna testing accurate bio archaeological analysis. We stop calling them all dudes. Yeah turns out doing a quick recount about one third of those buried with spears or knives or visible war wounds. Were women that's kind of cool. Yeah pretentious us to not think otherwise. We wouldn't want those dainty is to have to throw a spear i mean there wasn't bones in her womb so she wasn't pregnant woman. What else would you do that. No so it turns out that. Today we attribute the graves to the safin nomads. Whose women fought alongside their men well into the modern era. Ooh well okay. No andro match. He did but but less so for the rest of them. Oh well try. That was an old guard joke. Which if you haven't read slash watched you definitely should
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"And the NIH paid researchers to interview San Franciscans about how they use edible cannabis. I'm pretty much have a hunch how they do that. FEMA paid for test tubes for covert tests, but instead received contaminated mini soda bottles. Do you think they got their money back? Because my hunch is a big no on that the NIH paid researchers to develop methods to stop grown adults from binge watching television. That's under health care. The D O D lost more than 100 drones over Afghanistan. USA ideas, opening a open to creating a venture capital fund in Bosnia and Herzogovina for bad investments and NSF ran lizards on a treadmill. That's what they've been doing with your money. So first place for health care. You ready? Well, and I don't see the healthcare is first place. They're the champions for the Silver Silver Pig Award. For grievances. Here we go. They did. They spent over a million $300,000 to find if you will eat ground up bugs. Spent over $36,800 to find out why stress makes hair turn gray. I don't think stress makes hair turned gray. I think that's biology like I think you need to pick your parents well on that one. I really do. I just think that's a genetic thing. Either. Your family goes great early or they don't go great early. I have friends who had gray hair in their thirties and my mother's side of the family. They don't go great. My grandfather died at almost 97 years old did not have a full head of gray hair. Thank you, Jesus, but I got the side. I got that side of the family's genetics, which is great. You know, it's fantastic. Most of my friends are like way gray and I'm still rolling along here. That's great. So I don't think it's stress because if it were stressed, I would have a full head of white hair right now. They spent a million over a million $400,000 trying to get eastern Middle Eastern Mediterranean youth. Has stopped smoking the hookah. Let's see over $3,400,000 to send messages to Mom's to stop their teenage girls from indoor tanning. 31,500,000 Went to find an allegedly fake study that linked East cigarettes, toe heart attacks. The hot tubbing. When I could have taken part in that one. I would have definitely volunteered to find out of hot tub. It can lower stress that would I think it can, especially if it comes to the nice glass of bourbon. Or a nice drink with an umbrella in it. They spent over a million dollars to help you get over your fear of going to the dentist. They spent over a million four to study the prevalence of party drug use at New York City clubs and raves. Anyone can tell you that. Yes, there's drug use, especially at raves. And you don't have to. You know for that. I'll take like a cool million. You can save the other 400 some odd 1000. I'll just take the cool million and just answer your question. The Via spent over 3,000,000,400 minutes almost about $3,000,000,400 million waited. That's how much they lost, waiting on delinquent UN delivered on orders. That's how much was wasted undulating orders. Taxpayer dollars wasted on health care. Because can you imagine? Listen is 3,000,000,804 $867,785,236.72 so basically almost $4 billion wasted on health care on these stupid things. Can you imagine what they're gonna waste? If they run health care, period full stop. Can you imagine? What they would waste if we gave them even more. Yeah. They spent in the money spending number one thing the money they wasted to see if you'll eat ground up bugs. They part of the study, the first group, they did take a couple of groups. So the first group was asked to eat a pumpkin spice muffin and a chocolate shake with cricket powder in them for breakfast for two weeks, the second group eight regular muffins and shakes and they didn't change any other aspects of their diets. After two weeks of that, both groups that did nothing for two weeks at a washout period, and then they switch places. The first group had normal muffins and shakes for breakfast and the group to had the cricket infused muffins and shakes and the goal was to test the effects on the gut. Mike, You know this stuff going all the bugs in your gut, you know, that's good. Then there And, um what did they did this because of the pressure? You know, global climate change is why they did this with your money. So I want to find out from you. 833456 1300 We want you to air your political grievances. What is your political grievance? And also we had just had so much fun with words and terms that we heard in 2020 that we didn't hear. We didn't know of this time last year, and we would you can hear those as well and I'll tell you mine right off the top of the bat. If one more person looks at me and says we're all in this together I'm going to have to assault them. I'm I will. I'm gonna have to go. I'm going to be charged. I know what's going to happen, but we're not all in this together. And even in the beginning, I thought it was really patriots and we're all in this together. And then I started to see all the elites who were still doing their thing and still going out and still going to restaurants and still getting their hair cut and doing all these things. The rest of us weren't allowed to do. And I also noticed things like the liquor store. Which is right next to the bakery in the Strip mall down the street here. The liquor store, open and packed. The bakery closed because it's not safe to stand in the bakery, 6 ft, apart from each other with masks on, but it's a okay in the liquor store where they sell lottery tickets, and there's a high tax on liquor..
Chevron CEO says company is embracing, investing in a lower carbon energy system
"What's best performing sector since election day. You'll never believe it energy and we talked about energy. I mean fossil fuels with multiple co vaccines. Right around the corner. The economy will soon be able to reopen which means more demand for oil and gas ray of yours. No i'm not a fan of this industry anymore. I think the long-term press but posthumous have gotten grimmer but there are two fossil fuel stocks that i still consider investable one of them is chevron the big integrated the king of the oils the best of the best chevrons held up surprising well during the pandemic. And it's got a powerful safe dividend of five point seven percent. The only problem the stock is now thirty five percent in the last six weeks. So kennedy keep climbing. Let's take a closer look with mike. He's the chairman ceo of chevron corporation. Get clear picture of the industry and his company said mr. Moore's welcome demand money jim. It's good to be with you all right so you got to solve this for me. As long as i've been in the business always one company that was the best and it wasn't as yours. It was a company called back son. There are a lot of others that were doing. Well now they're chevron and there really is everybody else everybody else being companies. I'm worried about the dividend that article in production. That aren't conservative. What happened to chevron at the other guy should have listened to well jim. Different companies have made different choices as As we came into this and as as we've gone through this so have changed their dividend policies. Some of changed their strategy. Some of change their financial priorities. We haven't our dividend to secure as you mentioned are balance is strong our strategies are intact and there's no they can count on us so we were we were well prepared as As we went through the cycle. And i think that people realize that we've been constant at a time when many others have changed. Now you'll have when it's necessary been aggressive for instance. You were very aggressive in the gulf of mexico drilling wells that are going to produce oil for year. They don't run out those wells. I mean that's just something that you did. Everybody else went away from it. How did she have the dish do that. Jim it's a long term business. Demand for energy in the world is enormous seven and a half billion people on the planet today. By twenty forty there will be nine billion in all of them deserve the things that affordable reliable energy can provide. so we've got to take a long view on investments and at the same time you've got to take a short view in terms of being prepared for markets that are very volatile and unpredictable. So it's an and world actually have to do both. We have to look out the front window. Twenty years down the road and we look out the window of the house today and see what's going on the world today and manage our way through both of those. Let go out twenty years. You bought a company called no one. None well terrific. I visited leviathan. It's an incredible field in metro. Train off the coast of israel. I could see a visionary saying you know what it's time to disenfranchise gas prom company bringing its gas to the west and make it. So there's a pipeline from israel all the way up through central europe and that could be something that's a twenty five year project pie in the sky. Well that's certainly one of the opportunities to commercialise. What is a large gas resource in the waters of the eastern mediterranean office. Real right now at feeds markets in israel egypt and jordan their opportunities to take liquefied natural gas to other markets and certainly longer term. These types of resources often lend themselves to infrastructure developments to feed market. Europe is not not far away so those are all options to commercially develop that resource and supply markets in an affordable reliable manner. So that that's the type of thing that our company does really well and it's a long term view that we have to have to sustain our company at the same time. I've noticed that you need to be able to have common ground with whoever's in the white house. I'm not going to try to say you have to do this do that. Because you're reasonable person. Have come up with it. But if you have a really aggressive. Climate change president and team. Is it perhaps possible that they make it. So that you that you're not able to enjoy your own properties. Well jim we've been in business for over one hundred forty years we've worked with republican administrations with democrat administrations with split government with unified government. And we always start with common ground. Government wants economic development and prosperity for its people and governments want a cleaner environment We look for the common ground and there's always common ground because we're critical part of the economy. We may not agree. One hundred percent with any given administration on everything. But there's usually much more we're aligned on than we're different have different views on and then we sit down at the table and we work our way through those things. We've got different points of view and that's exactly what we expect to do. with this administration and every other one that follows but mike how do you sit down with fund. Managers younger financials. You say you know what we're about trying to be carbon neutral even make it so carbon negative so to speak so chevron can never be a holding embarrassed and better. How much do you think that works good. And they have great dividend policy. We can own what happens if too many managers start thinking that way. Well jim what managers really want out of our industry and out of our company. It's better returns and boil our strategy down to four simple words. Higher returns lower carbon. And we need to do both. And we need to find ways to invest in things that are good for shareholders and also good for the environment if we do just just invest and things are good for the shareholders and ignore the environment. That's not sustainable. And if all we do is invest in things that have an environmental case and they don't create value and returns for shareholders. That's not sustainable. Either so we sit down with portfolio managers of all ages and all levels of experience and talk about how to deliver higher returns and lower carbon That's what people. I think that's been investors are looking for well. How about another way to look at it. Some people feel jim. Do not see the future. Do you not see tesla. Do you not see the hydrogen fuel cells. Judah there's no room in portfolio because it's going to happen fast than you think you think the demands big al twenty thirty years. Probably the way. I too but they feel no mike they feel. It's gone away. Fashion than you. And i think and that has caused me to pull in my horns about a group i really like. Would you have we embrace a lower carbon future. We expect lower carbon energy system. In fact the energy systems always been moving towards lower carbon hundred. And fifty years ago cole came along a displaced would eat and then you had oil and gas and then you had nuclear hydro wind solar hydrogen now. The energy systems always been in transition. And we're investing today in. I'll give you an example renewable natural gas if you've ever driven by dairy farm or a feed lot. There's there's a certain aroma that you you may recall We're actually capturing the waste products from dairy farms now fermenting the those products to create the natural gas product cleaning it up moving it into a pipeline so it can displace fossil fuels so we reduce methane emissions and we create a salable renewable product. So we're investing in things like that. We're investing in nuclear fusion. we're investing in hydrogen. We're investing technologies that can scale and make a real difference and be part of a carbon energy system. This is the history of our company. And i believe it's the future of putting a hydrogen fuel cells all of your incredible gas stations. How about making that statement saying to the rest of the industry and all the espn enthusiasts. Look we are doing something right now. That's economic but it is gonna kill it in the five six years you could do that. Might your this and you've got the balance what we're working on these kinds of things. Jim we come back to. It's an world we've got to have higher returns and lower carbon and so we've gotta find things that work for shareholders and work for the environment and that's exactly what we're working on so i think i think you're going to see our company and you'll see others in our industry that continue to find solutions and this is a challenge that is too big for any one company anyone industry or anyone one country in the world to completely address We're gonna work in partnership with others and continue to advance the you know the state of the energy system which will only grow. Well mike. you've always been the you've been the voice of reason. Your company's been the scientific company all along people should know that chevron has always had the most scientists and engineers at the top might worth chairman. Ceo of chevron sir.
Erdogan calls on Turks to boycott French products
"Talks president recipe type Erdogan has called for a boycott on French goods as tensions between the two countries rise after President Emmanuel macron called for a French Islam. This follows the beheading of teacher in France after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by the Satirical magazine. Charlie. Ever. Let's cross to Istanbul to join the journalist I login Yuck. Leeann also on the line is Philip Malia professor of French and European politics at University College London. Island let's start with you. Why is Turkey so upset? Well the magazine this week published a cover that depicts a caricature of president are due on and suggesting that he's a bit hypocritical about his religious beliefs. He's drinking a can of beer and he's lifting. The skirt of an Islamic garb. So that is Let us set off a firestorm among our close circle They're accusing them accusing the magazine of insulting and have actually sued the magazine for libel. It is a crime in Turkey publishable a punishable by up to four years in prison to insult the president. So that has been the latest twist. In this in the spat, but they've also putting a ban on French goods. That's correct that stems from President Macron's a recent pledges to. Ensure. That Islam does not affect the French way of life and French values describe that as a relaunch of the Crusades an attempt to Spread like cancer the Islamic phobia that already exists in Europe according to Don So there, but the dispute doesn't just start there between Turkey and France on they are at odds over a number of issues including the war in Libya and including the search for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean as well as the conflict in Nagorno-karabakh. Absolutely, and we'll come back to those in a moment. I just want to bring Felipe here to talk about what my chronic said. I mean he's saying that he's been misquoted. Yes I think that that's what he says and to to be fair in this Ongoing Saga Domestic Saga in France that is around the shaggy bill cartoons the latest of course, the latest terrorist attacked a couple of weeks ago. This teacher who was beheaded in France by terrorists the the trial shall you do are all taking place as we speak, but there's a lot of things going on and to be fair my call has always been has has never been the hotline in this. In this debate about the cartoons is a bit more of a solo rather than. So in a sense, it's been unsound aim to be to be branded suddenly the most Islamophobic person in fraud I don't think used to be fair but the issues for sure it's been misquoted in a sense i. think he said, yes that they were issues with Islam. which probably was a rather undiplomatic way of putting things to wealth stage. I think he's presented essentially the new bill on socal separatism, which is quite controversial in France and probably. Is, yes implicitly targets in the Muslim population in France but it's true that if French I'll probably surprised how at ten suddenly the sued relationships and and how the sort of tension has related between the two countries of late. To. Be Fair that the two men have been at loggerheads for a long time so it seems on the train side. For advil hand, it's almost protects the those at the story of the call tunes because inside the being as your guests. Until you have just said, there's been real geopolitical issues and disputes between the two countries for one now. Yes. Well, I wonder how much of this also has to do with Turkey's domestic politics I mean we know that there's a huge economic crisis is this a diversionary tactic? It certainly helps distract people from the issues surrounding the economy and our one has been accused of using any number of foreign problems to distract his voters This in particular might resonate because the fact that it's religion and this is something that people hold. So close to their hearts on think that people are filing necessarily know every twist and turn. Of the issue. But when they hear of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, they might recall the images of the Prophet that the magazine published previously and that. Sir. Association. So when are two one talks about insulting Islam that's what comes to mind. Not The fact that published an image of political leader on the cover and so if bob he does have an impact. You know anything to get people's minds off of the fact that the jobless rate is soaring. The currency in Turkey has lost about forty percent of value this year against the dollar There's real economic pain here. So the certainly can help can help change the debate now.
Turkey extends controversial Mediterranean gas exploration
"Turkey says is extending a gas exploration mission in the eastern Mediterranean that has caused tensions with grease in recent months in a fresh notices shipping in the area issued late Saturday, Turkey said the seismic survey vessel would operate in the area south of the Greek island of Rhodes until November.
Tensions simmer over Northern Cyprus' plan to reopen Varosha
"In nineteen seventy, four intervention by Turkish military forces after Greek inspired coup in Cyprus the famous Borussia Resort region was shut down over one hundred hotels with a bed capacity of ten thousand has been empty. No forty six years United Nations Security Council resolution states that the ghost. Count Ghost town. Can only be resettled by its original inhabitants. But now the Turkish. Separate Prime Minister has announced that the beaches there will open today causing much consternation from Cyprus and Greece one, hundred Lucinda Smith. The eastern will correspondent for the Times joins me now Hannah. Thanks thanks for coming on. Can you remind us of the events leading up to the closing of the region? Show well, of course, Cyprus in Nineteen, seventy, four, a war broke out but really the tensions on the been going on for more than a decade already between the two communities. The Greek speaking community on the Turkish speaking community. Now, in nineteen seventy four, what happened was that backed by Greece the Greek Cypriots tend to do. In response to that the Turkish army INVADED IN THE NORTH And progress down to the South and actually the line that they take. Shami was planning to progress to stops just north of Rocha. Rocha shouldn't have been part of the part of the territory take. Mohtashami. But they did in fact, take it. Well, it didn't do was opening up again to the public. They kept originally kind of bargaining chip hyping to sort of extract some concessions from the Greek separate side using this kind of faulting chip of Rocha. But she what's happened is that for forty six years, it's remained behind barbed wire, its military zone, the only people who are allowed. That are Turkish military personnel I'm very occasionally U. N. personnel now. On the did kind few images that we've seen coming from. This is really kind of striking quite eerie. Once, very, very lavish resort place where people like Elizabeth Taylor and severe ran went on holiday. Now just completely crumbling to dust. So what are the latest developments? So actually totta are the north separate prime minister announced. August. That the Russia was going to be redeveloped and reopened. Now this is something entirely near this is who come up cyclically disgust every so often. And so in a way. You know again it's you know one of these ideas and they'll never come to fruition. But as you said on Tuesday nights totta made the announcement while he was nine crowd that is going to be open today, not the whole town, just the beachfront But the really significant thing about this is that that was just five days away from the presidential elections in no Cypress scheduled to be held on Sunday Ersan Tatars candidate in those elections and I think the really interesting thing you mentioned that it's this announcements is met with a huge amount of opposition from. A Greek Cypriots and from Greece is also met with quad loss of opposition from Turkey separates as well It says caused the government of North. Cyprus a coalition government collapsed to one junior partner said it was pulling out that coalition and so her fide by this kind of sudden announcement and submit Prank and I think you know lots of people that know Cypress particularly Essen Tatas political opponents thing. But he's really using this as a kind of political stunt to give him the edge in Sunday's elections but I mean it's illegal isn't it? How does Turkey justify it? It. Is Legal Yeah as you said, according to the UN if anyone's going to be resettled in Russia, they have to be the original residents, most of whom were Greek separates. Now thought present factors has recognized the ship of the proper does the commission up. To, look into how the original owners of properties in brochure could be compensated Most of those people wanted some kind of compensation. Some wanted their properties back. But yeah. The fact is you know if any redevelopment of that town is going take place, there's this two major issues in all Cyprus firstly is the town the for forty six years has just been crumbling into the ground. It's GonNa take music. You're going to have to be kind of a demolished and reconstructed which might work, and secondly that is an she is going to cost Cyprus huge amounts of money if they want to do this in the kind of legal and proper way, and let's not forget the no. Cypress's is a country this only recognized by Ankara, it's pretty widely embargoed eighty four. For its economic survival is much propped up by Ankara saying it's places kind of ready access to to the funds needed to do something like this. So I think the question amongst. People position or is this just an election stunt? Is The beach just going to be open for feed is a member. She was just going to be closing lucky walls before a finally Hannah. How this feed into Turkeys dispute with European Union members Cypress and Greece territorial rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Yes sure I mean I think it's coincidence that is nouncement was made in Ankara. The obviously, no cypresses almost entirely dependent on anchor for it survivor. Essen Tatars. I said is the is kind of anchors favored consciousness elections, but we'll see this is why dispute going on in Syria and Cyprus and in the eastern Mediterranean more broadly which she the tickets very much. The House of it's about the converged UNSEE gas. It's about maritime sovereign say on that those people down over the past few weeks rather still not been resolved and I. Think this is hugely emotional for for separates greek-cypriots particularly, and it's just another thing I. think no guide to sort of. Prolong this arguments this maritime arguments niece.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Always you've always been one of the all you get it up, actually. Breaking news. David Becker, Sweet basil on there it is. Okay. You know what? Sometimes it doesn't really get there as quick as you wanted. Okay, So when the new sign is in, that would be big news. But you know what? David? As long as I've known you, you've been one of the most creative guys in the hospitality industry and leave it to you. You've got a faux fur vegan dinner event coming up now. Is this it the sweet basil in Needham or the one in Waltham? This is actually going to be juniper Wellesley and and the motivation came from. There's a Ah little boutique next door that has she's got, like some, like locally. Made really kind of classy looking full product for products like best and little hats and finger was gloves sure, and and she's always you know, she's got You know, shawls and things that she's always selling it in the summer time she does posters and things that you'd like. You know, there's just to Cape Cod e looking for more. And now it's fallen were kind of thinking of fun ideas. One would be. Ah, you know, how do you make it like? How do you make sitting outside like fashionable? You know, when it starts to get cold, and like people do it all over the world. Wow. I mean, you gotta let go and you go to Whistler and you go to Switzerland and you go to like You know, Parisians cafes in the winter people stood outside, and they like when they plan on what they're going to do for the day they dress for and they're still trying to look cool and not If anyone knows me, they know I'm not like you really know, David, we love you anyway. But listen pile in an apron. This is going to be at Juniper, which is what's the address of Juniper? That's 13 Central Street. Wellesley. Okay, and what's the date for the faux fur event that's going to be on the 21st of the 21st of this month? That would be the October between October 21st. Jupiter. How can people get a reservation? I'd say. Just call the restaurant will be serving serving it all night. And you know we can probably will also have the other dishes that are on the menu. But I was thinking would be kind of fun. You know, fun excuse and tie it together where it's like, you know, at Juniper since, like Middle Eastern Mediterranean, So it's a lot of Ah A lot of the dishes are actually vegan, friendly or vegetarianism, Good olive oil. And like what awesome Mediterranean diet. But then we were thinking of. Ah, you know if people are getting dressed for like a cooler patio Then we're gonna like, tie it all together, and it doesn't excuse to kind of make it seem well, David. Thank you for checking in October 21st fo for event with full vegan dinner and to juniper in Wellesley. And by the way, Ashley, my producer. Merry Christmas. I'm getting you a shawl. David. Thank you so much, but he always a pleasure and be safe. All right, You two, really? Okay? We've got to take a break. We're going to totally switch gears right after the break Everything you wanted to know about pot cannabis CBD. How to grow part where to grow pot. Where the bipod How to use Ponte everything you need to know how to start apart. Business. Alright, that's all coming up right after the breaking in What if you could build a six figure retirement income in just five payments? You heard that right and just five payments, you could set up a six figure retirement cash flow for as long as you live, bestselling Author bread Kitchen with wealth beyond Wall Street. And right now, there's a retirement crisis in America because the pension system of old has been raided and destroyed, and social Security is already running out of money. But most Americans were shocked to find out they would need to save over $2.5 million I have $100,000 income in retirement. A new approach is required to solve this crisis. That's why this Revolutionary New Five Payment retirement program was released, allowing everyday Americans to use bank money to create a retirement cash flow without relying on social Security or pensions. Even people who are on track have shifted money to this new strategy because it accelerates the amount they will have a retirement or can allow them to stop working years sooner. So if you're over 50 years old, I want to build a bigger, better retirement in just five payments. 105 70 98 98 now to see if you qualify, plus a free bonus, you'll get the six figure Retirement acceleration, Guide and video call 805 70 98 98 That's 105 70 98 98 105 70 98 98. This is Dan right..
Pompeo pledges US support to ease Greece-Turkey dispute
"Visiting Greece. He tweeted today in recognition of young poor. I am honored to pay my respects. At the Jewish Museum, which commemorates the city's once vibrant Jewish community. The U. S remains committed to fighting anti Semitism and promoting religious tolerance and freedom. This is what it sounded like. At the Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki. In Greece. It honors 46,000. Jewish residents deported and killed at German Nazi death death can stir in World War Two secretary state Mike Pompeo They're on a on a visit. He is also visiting Italy, the Holy See in Croatia. During this trip through October 2nd. He also addressed another issue, pledging to use US diplomatic and military influence in the region to try Tio ese. A dispute between Greece and Turkey. Both members of NATO over energy writes in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. And they're also reports that when he
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"And a very good moment to speak of something that is not the election in the United States so low, all eyes are on the results of November 3rd and after This has to do with the tangle between Greece and Turkey. It sounds classical. It is these. This part of the world has been in dispute for several 1000 years right now, however. Herr Doe on the powerful president and strong man of Turkey is aggressive, not only in the Eastern Mediterranean also invested in taming also in Libya, But the confrontation with grease right now seems particularly concerning because They have come to blows before over Cyprus. Victor and I have discovered we were both in in the region in 1974 during the Cyprus War. I was in Turkey. Victor was in Greece. What is theological now? Victor, what's driving this Well. Neither country have fossil fuel reserves, and there's enormous natural gas Israel has shown in the eastern better training that centered off Cyprus. Turkey is trying to nullify claims that are accepted by international arms, which what constitutes international waters for oil and gas, right. And then there are also they have a country that's not a country. What's driving it of rich counts in Auriol. Narrow time deposits around Cyprus, which is disputed island. Most international legal scholars and diplomats think Greece has by far greater case turkeys got No over 82 million people. Greece has 11 Cookie is now allied with Iran and Russia has friendly ties with China, and they feel the United States. Was it had been, you know, at odds with Greece before and so they feel there's no big brother, so to speak to back the Greeks. The ironic thing is that Greek Air Force is about two thirds the size of the turkey Sheriff Force and night mutt and its better, I think, and it's maritime. Pleat is much smaller, but Shipper ship better, and the Trump Administration has been working on a lot of outreach with a great government, which is a conservative government now, so there's a lot of mutual defense agreements now within Greece. And in the United States, And although they're both NATO members remember that Turkey is not a U member of Greece is in Cyprus. Is that you? EU member and northern Cyprus. Whatever we wanna call a turkey, Cyprus is not. Greece has a lot of diplomatic support, especially from France. And I think increasingly from the United States has got the better argument it Khun defend itself, but it would be a catastrophic event economically and politically for both NATO and the west of thes. True countries were to go to war and they've gone to war, she said. In 1970 for nearly and they give actually With surrogates in Cyprus very explosive situation again when you start into this conflict, investigating that. The church will say, Well, Greece was ours. You know it was ours until The Greek revolution of 18. 18. 21, We have it. We took it over 14 60. The Greeks will say Constantinople. The Phantom was the head of Christendom for 1000 years and you've taken hunger Sofia and you've made it into a museum. You've taken it from international museum into a mark. So They've got a lot of historical grievances, and I think Turkey doesn't quite understand white people in the United States and Europe. 10 to favor agrees because it's a fountainhead of Western culture, and it's a small country and, like Armenia. Israel. And Greece and the Kurds. These are people who've all suffered at the hands of Turkey's troops and sort of barbarism and at times the well. History, so were national sympathetic. To the small, non Islamic countries. At least, Israel and Armenia in Greece, Victor one final thought 30 seconds. I don't think anyone contemplated to NATO countries going to war with each other. That would that would break the model. Yeah, it would, except Turkey is trying to stretch a stress test that model. It's it's sold some I mean, it has created. A component of the F 35 tonight, NATO fire that we build, and that's it's more or less bought Russian anti aircraft batteries. And then there's some fluid ity there that they're giving the Russian some expertise in our NATO fighter. And as I said, they've now Reached out to Russia, which is in the Middle East in Syria. They've reached out again to Iran, so they've made it and they're using the heart the refugee crisis. They got about three million people, degree turn ash border, and they threatened both Greece and northern Europe with it so This is not a Democratic Pro Western government look. Many of the Turkish people, at least in western Turkey are it's sad that they don't have a better leadership. This man's not in style is not gonna be overthrown Victor in the national fall victim Henson in the National View online, warning about the Greek Turkish tangle that has always eminent always imminent. I'm John Baxter, this.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Inside Europe
"A Turkish warship conducting a live fire exercise in the latest ratcheting up of tensions with Greece in the contested eastern Mediterranean. . Two Week exercise is being held close to Greek warships conducting their own naval drills. . Now up kit is noted Hukou did it is Turkish President Tiber one is ramping up his nationalist rhetoric accusing Greece of banditry and piracy. . Turkish naval exercise is the latest in a tit for tat escalation of bilateral tensions. . In response, , to Athens, , deployment of soldiers on a Greek island close to Turkish, , territory Turkish presidential adviser Professor Mess with Chechen warns that Athens is playing a dangerous game. . This is a kind of the testing Turkey. . Please do not try testing. Turkey . we are. Crazy . nation. . and. . No. . One can be estimated response one day. . So we can wait we can patient but one day our answer will be very bad. . I may be say as. . Military people is unacceptable. . The discovery of Voss natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has unleashed a scramble for energy and with it the unfreezing of decades-long territorial dispute between visas doric. . Greece accuses Turkey of searching for energy in its sovereign waters both countries of deploy their navies. . The back that conflicting demands of a vast waves
Greece, Turkey agree to talks over Eastern Mediterranean, NATO says
"A Turkish warship conducting a live fire exercise in the latest ratcheting up of tensions with Greece in the contested eastern Mediterranean. Two Week exercise is being held close to Greek warships conducting their own naval drills. Now up kit is noted Hukou did it is Turkish President Tiber one is ramping up his nationalist rhetoric accusing Greece of banditry and piracy. Turkish naval exercise is the latest in a tit for tat escalation of bilateral tensions. In response, to Athens, deployment of soldiers on a Greek island close to Turkish, territory Turkish presidential adviser Professor Mess with Chechen warns that Athens is playing a dangerous game. This is a kind of the testing Turkey. Please do not try testing. Turkey we are. Crazy nation. and. No. One can be estimated response one day. So we can wait we can patient but one day our answer will be very bad. I may be say as. Military people is unacceptable. The discovery of Voss natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean has unleashed a scramble for energy and with it the unfreezing of decades-long territorial dispute between visas doric. Greece accuses Turkey of searching for energy in its sovereign waters both countries of deploy their navies. The back that conflicting demands of a vast waves
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"For you. You'll pay nothing unless there's a recovery in your favor. Call now for a free consultation at 804 622033 You must protect your legal rights. Call 804 622033 Again 800 for 622033 There is a possibility that mortgage rates could hit zero. It has happened outside the U. S. A bank in Denmark began offering a negative half a percent mortgage last year and a financial institution and Finland has a 20 year fixed rate mortgage with no interest, but economists tell market watch. There are many reasons to believe that mortgage rates won't drop to 0% or lower anytime soon. In the US For instance, Freddie Mac's most recent forecast estimates that the 30 year mortgage would average 3.2% in 2021 not too far from where it stands now, experts say that's in large part because the Federal Reserve would not likely allow 0% toe happen. I'm Anne Kate's. The US wants tighter cooperation on developing gas finds in the strategically significant Eastern Mediterranean. And support to the right of Cyprus to exploit hydrocarbon deposits discovered in its waters. The State Department says Turkey had earlier dispatched warships escorted research vessels to the region. This is Curtis Lee with our city's going through a hard time. Corona virus protests, unemployment, you name it when times should help people move around. They go up down downtown Brooklyn, Queens as story of Park Slope, Howard Beach in the East Village, and the worst part of moving is two movies themselves on top of finding an apartment and signing a lease. You discover that the apartment they moved you into is now with disaster. Hopefully, they don't break a steal anything. Hopefully, you don't need a second mortgage to pay for all of that is this Lucien. Mover exchange dot com Mover Exchange is a website. Actually, it's more than added to service for you Go to the website filled out the form and let movers come travelling to you. They compete with each other. So you save money, and they only have you deal with the best movers. Look, I've spoken to the owners take good guys. New York guys, my kind of guys guys that want to build a business, not just make a quick buck goto mover exchange dot com That's mover. The letter exchanged dot com and tell him Curtis sentient. In recent months. You've done a great job putting your physical safety First. It's time now to remember that taking care of your mental health is part.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"You're listening to W 40 89.9 FM Madison. Hello. I'm David Harper with the BBC news. Further signs have emerged that the main presidential challenger in Belarus Svetlana taken Oscar left for neighboring Lithuania. Under duress approach. Government Internet Channel has issued a scripted video of her telling supporters to stop protesting. Fellow campaigner Marie costing over, said Miss Chicken off scare made the video under pressure from security officials. Apparently inside the Central Electoral Commission. Lithuania's Foreign minister Hlynur Sling cabbages, said she was held incommunicado for seven hours when she filed a complaint there about Sunday's election. She was detained because she visited electoral committee submitting complaints about water counts. And then we didn't know where it wishes. What are the conditions and it looks like she was experienced some pressure and she was forced to leave the country. She had our national visa. So she can stay in Lithuania one year without any restrictions to prominent pro democracy activists in Hong Kong, have been released on bail a day after they were arrested under the territories. New National security law. The first to walk out was campaigner Agnes Chou. She called her arrest political persecution. Shortly afterwards, the media tycoon Jimmy Lai was also set free on bail. He was greeted by a cheering crowd. Both were accused of colluding with foreign powers to undermine China. The people of the Lebanese capital Beirut have been marking the moment a week ago, when the city was hit by a devastating explosion. They walked behind marching bands dressed in white, some held pictures of those who died in the disaster. Marches converged on the port, which was at the center of the blast and held a moment silence. Church bells were rung and from mosques came a call to play Rommie right through. I am from the BBC Arabic attended the visual A lot of emotion, a lot of sadness over the people who have lost their lives their homes who have been injured, the feeling that this happened in what's supposed to be the safest place. You, can you khun! Ah, Imagine right in your home. All of this has brought up all kinds of emotions as well, of course, as memories ofthe previous blasts from all the wars that this country has been through, And it's recent and not so recent history. Thousands of protesters are once again on the streets of the Molly in capital Bamako, calling on the country's president Ibrahim Boubacar cater to step down Our West Africa correspondent TT is undue reports. Despite the rain, thousands have taken to Independence Square in Bamako with a clear demand the resignation of the country's president, But this isn't the first time people have taken to the streets before the celebration of eat tens of thousands of anti government protesters. It also been calling for change Molly's problems many the country's been in economic stagnation, and people are worried about the lack of effort from the government to quell into communal violence. As well as attacks from Islamist militants operating in the region, well news from the BBC. There have been widespread calls for Russia to release detailed information about the Corona virus vaccine to which Moscow has granted regulatory approval. Scientists and officials in Europe and the United States say that without the data, it's impossible to know if the vaccine is safe and effective. The World Health Organization has said more than 100,000 cases of Corona virus infection are being reported in the Americas every day, half of them in the United States. The W. H O is regional director Carisa ADM has expressed concern about a spike in the number in Central America and in countries like Argentina and Colombia. The French prime minister has unveiled a series of new measures as strong as the country struggles to control the steady rise in Corona virus infections. Jean CASS Tex told journalists that the infection rate was headed in the wrong direction and that a collective response was necessary. Turkey says it will issue gas exploration and drilling licences in the eastern Mediterranean this month in a move expected to further escalate tensions with Greece over maritime rights. On Monday, a Turkish energy research ship appeared off the Greek island of Castell or Izo, where Turkey disputes Greek rites over energy resources. The European Union has called for a diplomatic resolution. Peter Stano is an you, commission spokesman The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is extremely worrying and needs to be solved in a dialogue. Apparently, the developments on the ground unfortunately showed that still there is more need to be done. In orderto diffuse the tensions and reverse the very negative An unfortunate trend off escalation. The Scottish government has announced that tens of thousands of exam results, which were marked down by a controversial moderation process will revert to the higher grades originally suggested by schools. The education secretary apologized to the Scottish parliament. This year's exam results were based on estimates by teachers after the pandemic led to the closure of schools. BBC News.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Behind as investors away to a flood of earnings reports later in the week after the bell Today we will be hearing from IBM Chevron is buying noble energy for about $5 billion in shares is the oil giant looks to beef up amid the wreckage of the worst ever crewed crash. Take over is the industry's first major deal since the Corona virus triggered a severe slump and the largest since Occidental Petroleum outbid Chevron to acquire Anadarko Petroleum for $37 billion last year. As for the merits of the deal, Bloomberg television caught up this morning with Chevron. Chone on CEO Tim Orthe. This isn't just about the Permian Basin, the nobles Very impressive position in the Eastern Mediterranean position in West Africa. Nice position in Colorado. So this is a diversified company with assets that Fit our portfolio well fit our capabilities well, and of course, their shareholders now have access to a stronger balance sheets a stronger dividend and they retain some some outside exposure to an eventual recovery in the economy in price. Chevron shares. They are lower now by 1.8%. Noble is higher by 5.3%. AA Corona virus vaccine The University of Oxford is developing with AstraZeneca has shown promising results in early human testing, a sign of progress in the high stakes pursuit of a shot to defeat the pathogen. Today. We've got a Z and that's theeighty. Ours of AstraZeneca trading lower by 3.1% 10 year yield 100.62%. Gold, up 3/10 of 1%. 18 15. Beyonce, West Texas, Enemy accrued off 4/10 of 1%. 40. 77 a barrel. Recapping Equities mixed snpl 15 5/10 of 1%. I'm Charlie Collins. It's a Bloomberg.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"At a fair price. It's a good deal for the shareholders of both companies. And I think it shows why we're different than many others in our sector. This isn't just about the Permian Basin. The nobles gotta Very impressive position in the Eastern Mediterranean position in West Africa. Nice position in Colorado. So this is a diversified company with assets that that fit our portfolio. Well that fit our capabilities well and of course, their shareholders now have access to a stronger balance sheet a stronger dividend and they retain some some outside exposure to an eventual recovery in the economy in price. So, from that perspective, it seems like the takeover was opportunistic. Rather strategic, which then leads me to believe this is not the start of a Chevron buying spring, the Permian to consolidate even more acreage there. Is that the correct interpretation. Well, I think you know, we're always looking, and we look at things through the lens of value, and we have to see. Ah, good. Portfolio fit, and so there are strategic screens that we look at for any transaction. We've got a pretty high bar for these things, and we have to believe these air assets that will compete for capital within our portfolio that will strengthen our portfolio long term and help us improve returns. This is a deal that's a creative on earnings per share free cash flow per share. And returns. And so it's got strong financial attributes and these air these air assets that we expect to be in our portfolio for a long, long time to come. So it's a strategic fit. And certainly we think the time is right for both companies, Teo to engage in this combination, So Mass in a different way is if you had, like a little sheet of paper with some names scribbled on another any more names on that sheet of paper for possible takeovers. You putting that in the door for right now. Alex. You and I have talked before. We always have a long shade of names that we look at. But there's AH, There's also a strict set of criteria that we apply, and and and we've got. Like I say a high bar would look to create synergies. Hear we're looking to improve returns and look this isn't lined with are disciplined. Returns focused strategy, and so we're focused on on this transaction. We think it's a very good one for the shareholders of both companies and and that's really are focused today. Something that was also interesting with noble in particular is I just wonder what biggest bigger driver was it for you was that the international assets, particularly the assets in Israel in the eastern Mediterranean, or was it conventional? Where do you see unconventional Excuse me here in the U. S. Where do you see the biggest appeal? Well, it's all of the above. I mean, it's a It's a really attractive asset base and Look, I think there have been so successful in the eastern Mediterranean that that it does bring with it. Ah, set of geopolitical complexities and potential risks that for a company the size of noble, this is AJ's pretty meaningful. We have a large global diversified portfolio with exposure to many different basins. Many different geography is many different governments, and we've got many decades of experience in managing these risks. And so I think That's a very nice fit. Their position in the Permian is very good, but it's not the same scale as are so I think we bring that together and you get scale efficiencies and capital efficiencies. Now that will see and then their position in Colorado is an ad for us. We like on conventional Sze. We've got UN conventions in Argentina, in Canada and in in the U. S in Texas and New Mexico. This gives us exposure to another unconventional basin. That's a high quality resource, so the entire portfolio is a nice fit. It's not about one or the other. So let's just take them conventional. For just a second you mentioned on the call The deejay Basin was, uh more advanced. More mature is the right way to interpret that is that when the market opens up to sell that might be top on the list to sell. No, I don't. I don't want to say that at all. What I was really saying is that we've got multiple unconventional positions. As I said in Lavaka, Marta in Argentina and the Duvernay and in Canada and the Permian and in the eastern Colorado on conventional Basin is actually further along and its development cycles for the risks are lower. Then they would be in Argentina or in Canada that geology has proven and the performance has been strong, so it's it's more akin to the Permian than it is to the emerging unconventional is that we see in some of these other countries. You did mention talking about selling assets that now is a really bad time to be a cellar and at the right price. It's better. Do you have any idea what that price is? Based on this purchase? Being at $40 they have to be 50 60. Brent? Well, you know, I think most transactions are not done based on the price of the day, but on a view of the future. And right now we're in a period of time where there is uncertainty about the health situation in the world about the economic situation in the world. People are tending to be somewhat conservative in terms of what they're willing to do in that set type transactions in that kind of a world, I think is these uncertainties are clarified as people have a clearer view to the future. They'll have an opinion on commodity price that begins to allow some this transaction activity to resume, so it's less about the price of the day, and it's more about the ability to see into the future..
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on The History of Ancient Greece
"Yep. Number of 333 BC. So that's like South East Turkey right before you're going into Syria and that's actually against bias. So he's leading this Army. It's a victory for Alexander and it's it's it's important issue because it's the first defeated the Persians ever had in their history when the King was present at the Battle biases. And if you see that famous Mosaic that's at Pompeii. It's in the Naples museum without you always see with an image of Xander staring at the Horizon horse that's from the Battle of Isis. And then it's after this battle that he captures derives his wife his two daughters and his mother so we'll get into that later. He doesn't act like walk into them and Babylon it's after this battle because they were in his baggage train and derives fled and left behind his family in a slightly cowardly fashion, and then he would spend the next year or so writing letters trying to get Alexander to give him back and he's just like you can come and get your family back and then give me the throne and and like so after that battle than Allegheny Turned South he goes through the Levante through Syria Lebanon. Our modern-day Lebanon area has a statement Siege of Tire will get into that and then he once consolidates that area heater off the Egypt gets control of Egypt. There's a Revolt back in Greece. He has to go take care of or he has some people take care of and then after he basically consolidates his control over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea board is then when we get to the okay now, I feel safe and secure and my supply lines. I have Logistics I'm prepared now I can head east ended up Persian Heartland. So there's quite a bit. Yeah. Okay. I mean that answers my question. Cuz the first one we see in the movie is Gargamel and that was going to be one of my follow-up so that previous question of God. That's the first one that we see just kind of like, oh, this is where his Conquest must have started which kind of begs the question. Why does it start? So close to Babylon like, yeah. Yep. It's actually it's near modern-day erbil. So like Northeastern Iraq like Iraqi Kurdistan. So as you see he gets through he crosses both the Euphrates and the tiger song eventually comes to them. So you have Persia for your listeners who might not be one hundred percent on their geography the heartland of ancient Persia old Persian were media is often worse. The region purse is like modern-day Iran, and then they spread out and gain control of their territories. So it's like he Alexander's near the East is on the on the coast. Dries is back in Susa in Iran. And they kind of just come together. He's Alexander heads East dries heads West and they meet in Iraq or Iran or Iraq. Okay talking about that battle cuz and is the first one that we see in the movie though, but we get a little bit of set up on the battle itself told me still giving us voice over says that there were 40,000 Greeks against hundreds of thousands of just cause them Barbarian races unknown to us gathered under dries and we get a little bit more information..
Tripoli crown: the battle for Libya
"Yesterday Germany hosted an international conference aimed at bringing peace and stability to Libya for actors said they would again respect an arms embargo after nine months of intense fighting. The summit failed to secure a lasting ceasefire the conflict in Libya has festered. Ever since Moammar Gaddafi was toppled in two thousand eleven margin. McShane is are Middle East editor today on one inside you have the. UN backed government in Tripoli on the other you have Khalifa Dr a renegade commander who controls much of the east and south of the country and many of the country's oilfields oilfields in reality. Both sides are really just collections of militias and both draw heavily on foreign support. The Tripoli government is backed by Turkey. I'm and half doors backed by Egypt. The and Russia and as things stand on the ground heft ours. Forces are knocking on the doors of Tripoli but they have been since April and the frontlines aren't really moving that much. So that was a situation on the ground lenient to these talks in Berlin. It's a standoff. That has again drawn the attention of western Western powers who had taken a step back from the turmoil but the diplomacy in Berlin didn't go as far as it could have. The sides did not agree to a ceasefire. And that's a big deal but the foreign powers that back each side did agree to stop arming the combatants which is to say. They've agreed to stop ignoring a decades old arms embargo put in place by by the UN and that is meant to start the longer negotiation over a peace deal and will that work. Well that actually get closer to peace. T think it's the most helpful whole thing to happen in Libya in some time and yet I'm not very hopeful at all. Each side has just too much at stake. Here start with the foreign powers. You'll get Vladimir Putin. He's trying to build on. His success in. Syria extends influence in the eastern Mediterranean. And he thinks by backing Khalifa Abdur. That's the best way to do it now. Turkey on the other side has has even more on the line. Which is why it sent troops to Tripoli this month before all the chaos Turkish construction companies were heavily involved in Libya to the tune of something like twenty billion dollars dollars it would undoubtedly play a big role in rebuilding where peace ever to break out in Libya and signed a maritime border deal in November with the government in Tripoli that gives Turkey a decisive Zeiss of say in gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean? Now these construction contracts that border deal these are things that get ripped up if half hour winds so Turkey. Rickie has a lot on the line and backing the government in Tripoli and let me just say word about half Dr here because he is the definition of a spoiler. I mean he's the reason why so you don't have much hope for Libya he's completely uncompromising believes Libya needs a strong man and of course that it should be him. He walked out of a conference in Moscow. The other week and we we said to be acting in the same usual stubborn way in Berlin he did not meet with fires. All Suraj the Prime Minister of the government in Tripoli and on Sunday his forces closed down to big oilfields in the southwest of the country. That was an attempt to show what kind of leverage he still holds over the government in Tripoli and so why has this come to a head now I mean dental half stars moves have been going on for some time and now it looks like there is this grand. International push for reconciliation think European countries have gotten more involved volved now because they see things getting out of control and they really want to stop that from happening and they want to do that because it's in their own interests to keep the conflict from really spiraling their. The biggest concern is really migrants and Libya had become a jumping off point for African migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe and there has been a downturn in the flow since two thousand seventeen nineteen when we got more involved and I think now they don't WanNa see another uptake and that's why you're seeing more action from France Italy and Germany also like Turkey. France and Italy have big energy interests in Libya and until now that has actually put them sooner on opposite sides of the conflict but recently they seem to be singing more more from the same hymn book and I think it's also for Germany and for Europe a test case of whether they can take a leading role in world diplomacy. And so. That's that's what the Berlin talks are all about you also saw at these talks. The European Union's foreign policy chief even hinted that you're might be willing to put troops on the ground if they're able to negotiate a peace deal and what about the Libyan people themselves which they make of all this jockeying for power and the international interest I mean Libyan. They really just want the fighting to stop. That was the main sense I got when I was in Tripoli last year people are just tired of a decade of chaos and instability. But they also see weakness in Tripoli government I mean fires Al Sir Ause the Prime Minister he is hostage to the militias. Who are supporting him? He doesn't have any real power and so many seem resigned to the idea that Libya I can only be ruled by a strong man and they're not so much rooting for Khalifa. Dr They just wanted to be over and think that will eventually come out on top. And what about the prospect aspect of Mr Half dark coming out on top as you say he's entirely uncompromising and seems to be the spoiler for multiple sets of talks here. How does this play out? If he's just simply not going to play the game. I mean you see this sort of grinding siege of Tripoli and I don't think he consider win this war on his own. He's been at the Tripoli since April so he needs foreign helped it all comes down to whether sort of Russia continues backing him and sort of how involved Turkey actually gets on the side of the UN back government in Tripoli if if the foreign powers cheap to the agreement reached in Berlin. Then you could see an end to this quite quickly. I don't foresee that happening. I think this war is going to go on on for some time yet and I think the foreign powers are going to get more involved from here after. Perhaps a momentary lull on the back of the Berlin Conference. Roger Thank you very much for joining us.
Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for Surprise Talks with President
"Turkey's president visited North Africa Wednesday. Hey for talks with Tunisia's leader. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that the visit comes after the countries signed to controversial agreements. President type air took the unannounced trip to meet his Tunisian counterpart along with Turkey's Defence Minister on November twenty seventh Turkey in Tunisia signed a pair of bilateral agreements. One promising Turkish assistance. Should the internationally recognized government in Tripoli needed against forces led by warlord Holy Fa half tar the other sets out maritime boundary agreement that says could legitimize mayes Turkish drilling for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean the Turkey Libya Maritime Accord has been rejected by Greece Cyprus Egypt and Israel who have plans to drill in the same
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Drilling in the eastern Mediterranean over the objection of cypress Greece and other countries NPR's Peter Kenyon firefighters in Australia are getting a break from the weather today after persistent heat wave parts of New South Wales the country's most populous state are experiencing cooler and damper conditions this is helping firefighters battle fires that have burned hundreds of homes in the past few months nationwide the fires have blackened more than nine million acres and destroyed nine hundred homes hot dry weather is expected to come back later this week drug manufacturer Allegan has agreed to pay seven hundred fifty million dollars to settle a suit brought my purchase certain Alzheimer's drug and the ice on a Jaffe reports search your service of the Alzheimer's disease treatment Amanda a claim that a unit of Allegan paid a rival drug maker to delays selling the generic version of the drug this was at a time when Allegan was preparing to come up with an extended release formula Amanda is used by patients who have moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease elegant has denied wrongdoing the seven hundred fifty million dollar settlement would be the largest paid by a single defendant under a federal law encouraging the manufacture of generic drugs I know Jaffe and your news this is NPR news police are investigating the deaths of three people at a home in Lakeland Florida last night officials say the three all adults had been shot to death they say four children were safely removed from the home all the children were believed to be under the age of ten an eight year old boy in Texas may twenty six million dollars with his YouTube channel this year as NPR is not all of the reports that makes him the platforms highest earner in twenty nineteen Ryan cagey the star of the YouTube channel Brian's world got its start in front of the camera at age three with what are called unboxing video basically he and his family open toys and promote them to other kids what the one was there to catch me Sendak's we got Jack thank you a consumer advocacy group filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission this year alleging that Ryan's toys reviews were not properly disclosing paid product placement the rains swelled videos have more than twenty three million subscribers and the success has led to marketing deals with Nickelodeon target and Walmart according to Forbes magazine another top you two burner is a five year old girl who also plays with toys with her family net it looking NPR news a new study finds there is no evidence that a stove pipe hat the main attraction of the Abraham Lincoln museum in Springfield Illinois ever really belong to the sixteenth president WBZ radio obtained a copy of a fifty four page report that said the had did not appear to be the right size and the descendants of the original owners weren't aware of the claim that Lincoln had owned it the museum had bought it for about twenty five million dollars I'm Nora Raum NPR news in Washington support for NPR comes from the group or family foundation supporting NPR's efforts to promote deeper thinking broader perspectives and trusted fact based information always with the goal of creating a more informed public and listeners like you.
Cyprus, Greece, Israel to sign pipeline deal on Jan. 2
"The leaders of cypress Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement on January second to build a natural gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean according to the office of the Greek prime minister the plan is to build a pipeline that'll run across the Mediterranean from Israel's offshore gas reserves to the Greek island of Crete and the Greek mainland and then to Italy Greece as the deal be finalized with Italy signature at a later date the Bible and expected to satisfy about ten percent of the European union's natural gas needs decreasing energy dependence on Russia the E. U.'s contributed to the cost of technical studies for the
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Search for world affairs. That's one word and now back to our program. Let's talk more about Syria earlier in the program. You mentioned that twenty million Russians are Muslims sometimes arrest of minority inside Russia just witness the the civil war in Chechnya, and the destructive almost apocalyptic and to that war. Russia seems to thrown in its lot pretty heavily with the Shia powers in the Shia Sunni standoff that ranges all the way from Afghanistan to to the Arabian peninsula and the eastern Mediterranean what's going on with Iran and Ron client Syria and now Russia's favored Victor in the Syrian civil war President Assad so for we get a Syria. I would I see it a little differently. I think that what Russia is doing in the Middle East is its return to the Middle East, and like in the Soviet era when the Soviet Union had an ideological agenda show sides, and I'm like the United States chosen sites clearly in the Middle East the Russians haven't so. Yes, of course, they have a relationship with Iran, and they've been backing for Cheryl side nipping fighting with the Iranians there, but the also have quite close ties with a number of the major. Sunni states on the relationship with Saudi Arabia has really improved recently. A lot of that has to do with oil prices and with keeping oil production down the relationship with Egypt has improved the relationship with Turkey, which was sort of on again off again is now definitely on again. And as we know with selling Turkey S four hundred defense systems that are that NATO is very angry about so I think in that case. Russia is doing is. In fact, appearing to be in that region as a neutral otter. And of course, it also has now increasingly close relations with Israel. So it hasn't I wouldn't say it's chosen any sides in terms of of the Shia POWs, and she and she a groups one of the major motivations for its involvement in the Middle East is indeed its own Muslim population, which is the fastest growing population in the Russian federation the population the Russian Federation's declining, but the Muslim population is increasing. So the ethnic balances is slowly changing in Russia and the concern that outside powers could do mischief in Russia in terms of aiding and abetting groups in Russia that would be against Putin. So that there's definitely a domestic motivation and the second largest group of fighters that were fighting for the Islamic state in Syria came from the Russian federation, they either Russian citizens or central Asian migrant workers. Working them. So so Russia has been very Russia was very concerned about the train of events that began obviously with the US invasion of Iraq. And then all of the instability that caused the causing the rise of these extremist groups and their impact on Russia. So it it went back into Syria. When it looked as if I was going to be defeated in the summer of twenty fifteen Syria, of course, had been a pretty close client state of the Soviet Union and the Syrian Russian relationship had survived the Soviet collapse, but not on on the same level. And so the motivation was to back him up to defeat to the extent possible the Islamic state, but at least to make sure that our sound himself prevailed and to work with the Iranians there, and it looks as if the Russians have achieved that goal Russia now has several different peace processes going including one that involves the Iranian and Turkish leaders. Ship which again a few years ago, you couldn't necessarily have predicted. I think the longer run question is once there is a post conflict, Syria, how the Russian uranian relationship develops. Ironically. In a way, both Saudi Arabia and Israel, for instance, believe that Russia can use its influence with Iran and with his baloney in Israel's case to kind of temper Iranian ambitions in the region. I'm not sure that Russia has that much cloud. And I think we could see after the end of the Syrian civil war tensions emerging between the two countries. So the Russians in your view of managed trick that the United States has not they've managed to stay friends with the leader or the presumed leader of the Shia Sunni world, Saudi Arabia, the largest state in the Shia world, Iran and Israel. Which the United States can't get, you know, takes much more binary view of the world that you can't be friends with all these places at the same time. It's sometimes seems well I think the Russians have and it doesn't really cost that much to do that either their intervention in Syria hasn't been that massive they've succeeded in modernizing both their based on that port facility in Syria. And they and they get the benefits of arm sales selling now to a variety of countries in the Middle East, and you know, and then they have high tech relationship with Israel, which may be doesn't make the news very much, but as an important part of that relationship to so yes, they have achieved something that the US has never achieved again because it's chosen sides and always in the Trump administration, particularly in terms of, you know, having a very adversarial relationship with Iran. The Russians were very involved in the multi-party talks in Switzerland. That led finally to the. The nuclear deal with Iran. Was that a good day for Russia when the United States pulled out of the Iranian deal, and it stayed on the side with the other permanent five powers in the UN? Plus, Germany, I don't think it was a good deal for the Russians because of the sanctions that have now come with the US withdrawing from that deal, and then some of the other signatories, even though they remained committed to the deal. But that companies at least being wary of some of the deals they were going to do and even the Russians themselves now being subject to extra sanctions, if they continue with those deals, so I'm not sure that I think that, you know, the Obama administration praised the Russians Obama price Putin for Russia's role in concluding this agreement. So even though Russia canal be seen to be a power that's upholding agreement. Whereas the US has now withdrawn from it. I'm not sure that this is something we need that the Russians would've wanted. I think they would have preferred to. Keep the steel going as it was the Russians certainly are ready to protect your Ron if the Security Council, for instance, is is debating resolution spearheaded by the United States against the Islamic Republic. They're ready to use their veto in that way. Yes. They are. What about China, which is often depicted as the key ally for North Korea? But the Russians would not be quiet peripheral observers if the US tried to muscle Pyongyang either. So I mean in terms of North Korea that the Russians have certainly let China take the lead in negotiations. They have I mean, they were part of the six party talks. When those those were going on in an earlier decade. They also have you know, not insignificant economic relationship with North Korea. They have a fairly significant number of these North Korean workers labor is working in Russia, and they have not. Exceeded to the UN sanctions regime by sending those people back, and we know it in the beginning. These new sanctions were imposed on North Korea that the Russians were actually violating some of them that the Chinese got fairly angry about them. But I think, you know, the Russians shed the Chinese view that the real thing they do not want to happen is for the Korean for the two Koreas to unite under American influence, and and for the United States to have a large presence in that area. And for them. That's more important. You know, keeping two separate Korean states and making sure there's no unification than whether they've you know, they've accepted the fact that North Korea is a nuclear power, obviously, they they don't want to situation where it acts to provocatively, and then, you know, raises the temperature in that area and makes the possibility of some kind of military clash worth. But they I think so far they're prepared. To be sort of second to China in the North Korean issue, Kim Jong has said that he's going to visit Moscow. Let's see whether he doesn't what happens then would let him you're Putin. If came to talk in a in a high school auditorium in Missouri explained to Americans that in some ways, he wants to go back to the world where it was understood that great powers had areas of influence fears of influence, a had special relationships with certain countries that should not be tampered with or threatened from outside that with the given the provocation in Venezuela and attempts to turn it into Cuba. Number two aside that it would be understood that America has certain interests and certain regional spheres of influence just as it should be conceded. The same for Russia and China, and perhaps for others both Russia and China talk about the need for a post west into. National order, and they both say that the post Cold War international order imposed by the United States neglected their interests. It was an era of American hegemony, and it's over. So certainly to the extent that we understand what Putin and his colleagues mean by post west order, it's a mixture of nineteenth century concert of powers and Putin talks about that the nineteenth century when you hit the great powers in Europe that divided Europe among themselves and you had peace for a hundred years. It's a mixture of that. And then you'll Putin has said explicitly anything's the altar agreement in nineteen forty five at a sensually did divide Europe into a new American Soviet sphere of influence that was again, a good agreement. It the peace for forty years. And so I think what he would envisage would be at least a tripartite iota where the United States and Russia and China would each phase of influence Russia would respect the US fear of influence. I guess maybe with the exception of Cuba, but at least in the western hemisphere, the US should expect Russia should respect Russia's sphere of influence in the post-soviet space and possibly also in central parts of central Europe. And then they would respect China having sphere of influence in its own neighborhood, and possibly also that would mean again more of a US withdrawal from the Asia Pacific region. So I think that's that is more or less what they envisage and in a way, it's a very kind of old fashioned way of looking at the world, but from the Russian perspectives it's better than a world that appears to be dominated by the United States. We're returning I guess to something that we mentioned peripherally earlier in the program. But based on what I mean, it's it's kind of nervy almost for the president of a country with a declining GDP an antiquated industrial base of. Very little in the way of innovation outside the military's fear of saying to the leaders of the two top economies in the world. We are your equal. John McCain famously dismissed Russia. I believe is a gas station with nuclear weapons sometimes in its impotence. It seems a little more than that..
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on Tips for Travellers Podcast
"Hi, I'm Gary beverage, and this of my tips for travelers in this episode. We're going to learn about cruising Greece and the Greek islands, and I'm going to share with you nine tips to make the most of any cruise vacation around this magnificent part of the world first of all why on earth, should you actually go? It has something for pretty much everybody very beautiful and all of the islands have unique characters and stories and landscapes. Secondly, they have magnificent beaches some of the islands have some of the best beaches in the world. So if you're a beach lover, you're gonna love cruising the Greek islands Thirdly, if you're a history buff like me, you're gonna love Greece. It's a cradle of civilization both on the mainland stops. And on the islands. You're gonna come across some significant historical and archaeological sites forty if you into shopping this remarkable amounts of local produce like olive oil and different foods that you can buy. But also, there's a great range of crafts. So and it's the best time to go. So the season ready. Runs from may to late October to lie and August are the most popular times the islands and grease can be absolutely packed. And also, it can be very very hot with temperatures up to the late thirty's celsius over one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, in my view. The best times to go are actually in June and September or into early October. It's before and after the real man of the season, but everything's open. The wettest great. My third tip is around. What is the best? I tin read. There are three broad types of Timorese. The first of these is the eastern Mediterranean. Many of them start in either Venice or they on Athens and often cruise down to Greece or front grease stopping and also at some places along the attic by prov Nick cones place, like Koto in Montenegro, then also include of course, a number stops at the mainland parties and on a number of the islands. They do tend to focus on the bigger and more popular islands the second cruise you can choose is a Greek islands only crews now these tend to be operated by Greek owned. Cruise lines tend to be much smaller ships, and they will just go around a number of islands, the third tub of cruise which used to be very big as much less big now because of lots of these issues with Turkey, but they used to be combined. Greece and Turkey cruises and many of these within two couple of stops at the ends and go to some of the key sites in Turkey. Also, some of the cruises would then go on to places like Israel. However, there's much less cruise lines that do this. I to me now because many of the issues at the time of according with Turkey, personally, I really like the eastern Mediterranean Adriatic cruise because you get a great chance to see some of the parts of the like Montenegro and Serbia, but you also get suspend time in the Greek islands. And of course, you see the talk on cities of Venice, which is magnificent city and Athens, which is another magnificent city. Many of the cruises will focus on the big island things like making us century, and perhaps Crete look at a Timorese and cruises that include the foreign. These off the must see places to go century is a real must on an itinerary. They're essentially is really created by massive volcanic activity. So it's not big Caldera as you have big three hundred meter high cliffs, and the town's perched on top of the cliffs Secondly, of course, you want to go to Mickey NAS. It was very trendy very hip in the seventies. And eighties after a period of decline is really back in vogue. Also, very important are visiting places with huge historical significance, obviously Athens. So make sure if you're embarking disembarking you'll cruise it ATMs. Did you do spend time in Athens and go visit the Acropolis, which is a big outcrop? Overlooking the city and also make sure you're going to visit the new Coppola's museum. Also, make sure that you are going to catch a coat on on your crews and hit out to Olympia, which is the side with the original games were held in Silla has a link to the beginnings of today because the flame is created there for each of the Olympic Games, I recommend that you ensure it. Reaches on your attorney and your head out to the incredible palace of causes. This was the center of the Minoan culture. And of course, is famous for the Mittel which alleged lived underneath it in the labyrinth, which is a half, man. Half piece, other key places to go, and visit is pack moss. It's a very beautiful island nominee cruises. Go there had the monastery of Santa John, then you have the famous cave where Jesus appeared to John and encouraged him to write the book of revelations, which is the last book in the New Testament, another great island, which I recommend you look for now is called Getty on this is a very small island, and it has a beautiful little town. And also you can hit out to the Levada ks and can go on a boat trip, which loss about half. Now weaving away through this magnificent complex and other island, which love cruises will call on is coffee offer is Greg more. If you wanna go and have a beach type of scene. So there's all my tips around the places in Ireland. Is to look for make sure that you don't just go to the obvious islands and attended doesn't clued some of those more unusual places. So look at the attorney and places you want to go to first and then decide the cruise line. Now, the good news is that pretty much every major cruise line visits Greece either for the whole season also partner season. So probably any cruise line that you want a cruise is probably going to go to Greece and the Greek islands at some point during the year. First of all, you can choose to go on one of the major cruise lines which operated biggest ships and you'll find they all go there. So whether it's Princess Honda America celebrity, Royal Caribbean. Norwegian all those cruise lines will include Greece at some point during the year. So if you like to go on a ship with lots of eighties. Then definite do that. However, bear in mind, you can it be on a ship with lots of people. So some of these items are quite small and can get really packed and ready busy with the big ships in. Secondly, which is my personal preference is to go on a smaller ship cruise line. So for example, when my street. And cruise around the Greek islands was with as Amara club cruises. But I've also done it with Windstar cruises. So on cruise lines, which have much smaller ships advantage of those is that much more likely to go to some of those smaller and out of the way places because they have much smaller ships, the third thing, you do if you wanted to real Greek experience is to go with one of the Greek cruise lines said example, the celestial cruises, which does lots of Greece and Turkey cruises. And there's another cruise line called variety which are much smaller ships, and they'll do much more going around the Greek islands as I'd spoken about earlier. My next episode around what to do once, you get to the islands similar thing to do, of course, is to experience with your cruise line advantage at that is that cruise lines always guarantee if their own excursions are delayed the ship will wait for you. The second thing you do is go to independent providers, which would offer very similar tours often for lower cost. The other thing would like to do is self touring. You'll find many cruise lines will offer lots of resources, have example. On the as our cruise service on. They gave us talks because port guides and also someone from the tourist board would come on board the ship docked and provide maps and other advise most of almonds that you call on will have either a hop on hop of bus tour, which will normally leave from the port or some of them will also have example in century. There was a boat service. And that will shuttle you to other parts of the island, Sydney when you get off an order the islands you'll find that the taxis or provide as they're ready to provide independent touring. So my next tip is around things to watch out for and be aware of four things. I really want to draw to your attention, first of all bear in mind. It can get really really hot. So if you're going in the peak times of July and August, especially Behrmann will get very very hot and sticky. So make sure that you come prepared for that. Make sure you've got sunscreen, hats and lots of water. The second thing is be ready for crowds in the peak season. It's manically busy. But even in the off season places can be very busy. So one of the things I recommend you do is. If you want to go to the big famous sites with its Olympia, passive Kanasas is try and plan your day to get there really early. So you miss that kind of peak around midday time, the third thing is be ready to use tend to so many of the ships will have to dock not on land has the duck out in the harbor and use the ten boats Behrmann that you'd like to have a lot of tendering so one of the advantages again all booking a cruise line. Excursion is often they'll give you priority on the tenders the fourth thing to bear in mind is of course, you're in Greece. And Greek is going to be spoken everywhere. But you'll find an all of the destinations you go to in the islands. They are used to speaking English. So what should you pack. Well, obviously, you've got your euros hat and ready for the heat Fairmont you need to make sure that you've taken into account the dress code of your particular cruise line two of the really important things. Love the archaeological sites that you. Visit have uneven and rough surfaces. So make sure that you've got the right sort of footwear, so good, comfortable solid footwear. And also if you are plan. Into some of the religious sites have resolve you might want to go into some of the churches, they all going to be Greek Orthodox Feddie conservative. So you have to make sure the things that you shoulders covered and things like, you knees are covered. So what is the best and easiest way to book a Greek island crews this three key ways. You can do it the first which is by far the simplest and easiest is to buy a package. So for example, Mike cruise I went with a company called tight and travel and they did a package which included some pre stay at the legs in Italy transferred to Venice, we them on the cruise at the end of the cruise who have met and had some touring around Athens. They also included a door to door service. They picked me up at home to me to the airport. Once we got back from our trip within had a transfer back home. The second thing you could do if you want to more tailored package. He's obviously talked to a cruise agent and then put together a package, which includes some pre and post days, the third, of course, is you can just go directly to the cruise line. Just book the cruise. Certainly the simplest niece way is buying a package cruising Greece and the Greek islands is magnificent. There's lots of different ways that you can cruise it. I personally relied the Adriatic combination where you stand in Venice or Athens because you've shoe a chance to see the Greek islands, plus some of those magnificent places like Koto and Dubrovnik I also like a smaller ship. So it makes gets me to lots of those conic and really important places and not just the big regular places and you'll find you have a much more varied cruising experience. There are lots of things to do with your beach lover history lover somebody like shopping, you're gonna find lots of things to do. And it's really his magnificent. Have you found that helpful? If you did I'd love it. If you watched many more of my tips for travelers videos to help you make much more of your travel time and money.
"eastern mediterranean" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Aww. That is music from Turkey by unit. Supachai who plays the clarinet? His ensemble includes this micro, total keyboard that can play the the scales of Turkish music, the traditional Reed instrument the Zona as it's known traditional percussion violin and over it all these wild solos patchy does on the clarinet the song. We hurried is called Aguirre Roman. It's a musical tour of the eastern Mediterranean on this edition of new sounds. We've heard from southern Italy the island of Crete, we've moved east to Turkey who's based in Istanbul in a moment. We'll head south to Israel, and then wrap up as we turn the corner and head into North Africa in Egypt. So stay with us for that. As we continue with new sounds..