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"Are what? A week or what? From out of pocket a week from tomorrow right here on the network. Let's get back to the calls here at 855-242-7285 and we need something to laugh about. We need something to giggle about right? Right. Legend is up next. That's right. That's right, man. I'm always laughing, Paul. You know, you got clouds on here talking about my laugh and fake. Let me tell you clown something. I enjoy the hell on the poor pulse. You know what's wrong with people, Paul? They don't know how to pull their pants down and slide on the ice. You know what I'm saying? Instead of the people you meet in a world or a miserable pile, there's a bunch of miserable pricks. What do you say? Okay. Do you agree, or disagree? I agree. So far, I agree with you. Good. Yeah, especially listening to your show today. Hi, Paul. I want to talk about Notre-Dame, though. Don't you think because they're a top 5 team that just shout how mediocre the entire nation is after the top three teams in the nation yeah, I mean, I just don't think there really is a fourth team this year. Yet. No, there's not, Paul. I mean, the whole nation has just gotten worse outside of the top three teams. I mean, let's face it, when Notre-Dame and Texas a and a on Paul, Texas, a and a. Is it a top ten? That just shouts to me that college football outside of all about Ohio State, Georgia. It's just pathetic. I mean, there's no more, maybe that 8th place team has a chance at winning this thing or maybe that team could sneak out. They just ain't out there, Paul. You have to have a hell of a imagination to look at a 14 and consider them a true NASA championship contender. And the fact that Notre-Dame is in the top 5. I mean, come on. They're going to get drug. By 40 frigging points. And this is a top 5 team. Come on. I heard you say Ohio State. Is the one team that can challenge the great Alabama? Do you really believe that? Of course not. I just said it to say it. Whoo. That's right. If I don't like bob boing boy, they go that little thing about hey, I will say that's about Ohio State, though. Strout Henderson and smile. That's a 300, that's a three headed monster, Paul. I mean, that's kind of like 8 minute Emmett Smith and Michael Irvin back in the day. I mean, that's a hell of a combination right there. They gonna put up 40 or 50 a game. But that defense last year, Paul was weak as state of water. I mean, you got a new coach, but if you look at most smart drafts, you just don't find many old house states defensive players in a whole lot of my drafts next year. I mean, I mean, I think they still got a massive problem on defense. So what are three headed monster? And I got some news from that at Alabama but got my sources down and they tell me Jermaine Bert going to be a superstar, Paul. You know, that reminds me a lot of the situation last year when everybody said that James Williams was Ohio State's third best receiver. He couldn't even get on the field. I hear Daryl then talking that same track about Jermaine Burton. The power when you agree that when you got Bryce young and Alabama also has a system, that's a lot of difference between playing in that 1980 George and offense. I know you know this that the Addison kid that went to SC, he wanted to go to Alabama to play with Bryce young, but he got too many people involved in that. Yeah, $2 million signs, still here they outbid us. I don't think Alabama was in contention for this deal. But I will tell you something that I'm hearing. And I just want to thank the university of Kentucky because I hear the offensive line coach Dan and the new office at line coach Eric wolford. Man, I hear that dude is bad and he's putting back into Alabama offense. I didn't realize what a problem arone was last year. I mean, I knew he was a fired NFL coach, but he was also now a fired offensive line coach. Yeah, you know, that was the third time in 15 years that we didn't at least have 5 yards of carry last year, and we had 42 sacks last year. Let me ask you this because I was in town yesterday and everybody I've talked to who was at the scrimmage the other day was just raving about Gibbs, the running back from Georgia Tech. Yeah, he's a loser, Paul. You know what's really exciting about him as his change of direction and his ability to excel and traffic. If you go back and watch some clips of him at Georgia Tech, you know, Alabama almost got him out of high school. If you want some clear this guy, it's just awesome. And I think, you know, everybody talks about will Anderson junior, but I think he is the one that's going to be in New York, baby. I saw a thing that I heard KJ, one of the PJs. He's one of the PJs, okay. Time to chat about the legend of the day. Let me tell you something, dude. With that fake bling around your neck, your bling don't go bling bling. It goes ding ding. You ain't one nothing is so long. You shouldn't never open your mouth. You forget that Joe is king ran you down a stripped you of your testicles, dude. And you have to talk in the same
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"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I'm really proud of the direction that we're going, and the leadership that commissioner sankey has shown. But desiree, again, I'm not arguing any of these points. And you're making excellent points, but I'm somewhere last night where a bunch of alums are. And all they're talking about is how much money that the universities are bleeding them to pay for athletes and I know that's a big phrase, but ultimately that's really what's going on and you can't deny that. So what you say is technically true, there's still a lot of sittings out there who are having a hard time having faith in the current system and structure of intercollegiate athletics. So what would you say to that? Any time you have change, you will have bumps in the road. You anytime you have an evolution like what we're experiencing in college athletics, whether it's name image and likeness, whether it's the transfer portal. Whatever the case may be, and you know, we've had change throughout our history of college sports. And when you have changed, you're going to have bumps. And that's part of growth. But you know what? There are something so incredibly special of bringing people together and being a part of being a part of a win, but also just seeing what happens whether a student athlete next to the GI Bill, I think that college athletics provides more scholarships for students across the board than anything else. And you know, if I could interrupt, you still have an answer to my question though about the amount of money that is being taken in. And a lot of these a lot of these players are making small amounts, but as you well know, there are a lot of them they're making significant amount. And there is a turn off, and I'm just curious how that issue is going to be addressed. I think it's wonderful. Anytime we have an opportunity to provide for our student athletes, we want to do that. And that, and like I said, and I don't mean to be redundant. But there are going to be bumps and bruises along the way, but you know what? Those 7000 student athletes that are members of the southeastern conference and that are making an impact. That's something really special and it can't be taken for granted. We sometimes will look at the we'll look at kind of the worst case scenario, and we miss sight of the whole, and we miss side of the educational opportunities that we're providing. So I'm really proud of my 550 student athletes. And I know every single athletic director in this conference is proud of theirs too. So I can't wait to kick off and I can't wait for September 1st. But how about we talk about some football tickets? Well, tell us about it, then. You know, Paul, as you know, we've seen attendance drop across the country. We have got to be very innovative at the university of Missouri. And so we are excited about the opportunity to have our student athletes and have all of our students incentivized. If they sell tickets, then they get 20% of that season ticket or 20% of that individual game ticket. And we are reversing that trend. We're starting to see some incremental growth and I'm really looking forward to hopefully in a year, you'll have me back and I'll be able to tell you that it was really successful. So what exactly I mean, I know I've read the stories and I've heard what you said a minute ago. What does that actually mean to those who are selling their tickets? What do they get? They get 20%. So university of Georgia, I think you may join us when we host when we host Georgia. So hypothetically, we sell a $100 ticket. The student or student athlete goes and they sell it through their link, then they'll get $20 for that ticket, 20% total. And you mentioned attendance. I'd like to get you a touch on that because when I speak to athletic directors around the country, they're very concerned about that. And while these television contracts continue to escalate, there's a genuine concern on campuses about getting people to the stadium. What's the solution? Well, it's not just a one answer or a soundbite solution. We all know that there were competing with for people's time. But it's a driveway to driveway approach and really I can't control what goes on on the field. All we can work on is all of the different atmosphere the game day atmosphere. So whether it is moving a student section, which is what we've done here at the university of Missouri, or we added new scanning pedestals or we added food locker system, where our fans can text or can go download our app and order from their seats. It's an opportunity for us to listen to our fans and then create that best game day atmosphere with possibly can. But just like your question that you asked me about NIL and monetizing college athletics, et cetera. There's going to be a couple of bumps along the way, but just like any new initiative, that's what we're going to have, but we're going to keep working really, really hard. To make sure we have the best game day possible for our fans. But isn't the bump that everyone's facing ultimately, the fact that it's just so much easier to stay home and watch games from 11 o'clock in the morning until 1 o'clock 11 o'clock in the morning till 11 to 12 midnight and 1 o'clock in the morning around the clock, it's comfortable, and you don't have to drive from Kansas City to Columbia. You don't have to drive from St. Louis to Columbia. You don't have to deal with crowds. You don't have to deal with heat. You don't have to deal with anything. I mean, to me, that seems like the real issue in college athletics as opposed to making it easier to order food from wherever you're sitting. Yeah, but that game day atmosphere Paul, as you know, there is something so incredibly special. When you are able to see the team when the music plays and the band and the tailgate and see the team run out into the field for the first time, you can not replicate that energy. And so there's just something really special about celebrating with 61,000 of your fans. And throughout the southeastern conference, we all have incredible game days and we just can't wait to see people out there and whether it's our students who are a great ambassadors and bring energy to all of our fans. There's something really special about game day. Thank you very much. I was really appreciate you being on. Thank you, Paul. We'll take a short break and we are back with your
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"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Has arrived and we appreciate it's been a busy run with Stephen a Smith earlier announced that he's running for president and we end with one of our friends from the university of Missouri, the athletic record desiree Reed Francois. We talked to desiree in Destin had a fantastic conversation. Hope to see her this fall and welcome back to the program with a headline talking about a new initiative at the university of Missouri. Good afternoon and desiree, thanks so much for joining us. Thank you as always for having me. You know, it's so fired up. We kick off and a week from Thursday. So this is one of my favorite times of the year. Well, let's talk a little bit about just the off season when we saw you last things were everything was charting. And now that everything is happening again, and I know you had meeting the other day with your fellow athletic directors. Let me start there because there are so many issues going on in college athletics right now. What can you tell us about that gathering? I can tell you that commissioner sankey and all of my colleagues around the southeastern conference are going to be very methodical. We're going to be very strategic. There are I'm assuming that you're asking me about 8 games or 9 games. You know I'm ready to break headlines here. I'm sure I love that. But no, what I can tell you is that we're going to be very methodical. There are benefits and there are drawbacks to the 8 games conference schedule. There are benefits and drawbacks to non games, but I can assure you that we will be very methodical and very strategic. I appreciate your descriptions. And I'm tempted to ask when are we going to see 9 games, but that would be a leading question, wouldn't it? It certainly would be. In the country call. And so, you know, I think that they would definitely classify that as textbook leading question. Yeah. I'm out of order. I've been sanctioned by the judge, but I thought I would try desiree. I appreciate you sending I'll pay the fine on the way out of court. I am interested though in this because while there's nothing at least that was determined, what are those meetings like this is your second one, I believe you came in last year right before. All of that happened. Now that you've spent a year in the SEC, how different was it? Knowing these people versus knowing some of them well, I came up with the majority of the folks in that room. And John Cohen and I were on the NCAA baseball committee together as was coach Tanner. So I've known them all for a really long time and they're a great group of people from Candice to Ross and everybody in between. It's just a really good group. That's a very collegial group, or we're very competitive group. But in the end, you know, I remember coach Dickey telling us at the university of Tennessee in the end, what's best for the southeastern conference, that's what holds the day. And that's what we do. Commissioner sankey and the entire team at the SEC, they're just great leaders. And they're very, very thoughtful. I keep saying methodical, but that's really what our league is about. And we're going to do what's in the best interest of the southeastern conference, but also take a very wide lens. It's been a busy summer, you know that. And the least of perception from the media, the framing of intercollegiate athletics right now is you have these two super conferences that are heading towards 16 and who knows how many more. As the athletic director of Missouri, which is been in the SEC now for ten years, what are your thoughts on dealing with that many schools? It's been difficult to integrate 16 and now there's already talk it could go higher. So is there a question there, Paul? There wasn't a question, but I'm hoping for a good answer. Okay, great. In terms of I think whether it's NIL, the transformation committee, we're coming out of a pandemic. There are so many different things that are coming at us in college sports. But you know what, in 9 days, we're going to kick off. And we even have week zero games this weekend. And if we do what is right for our student athletes and we focus on the great opportunity we have to make a difference, make an impact in the lives of a young person. I think we're going to be just fine. So yes, we've had challenges before as an industry. But there is something so incredibly beautiful when we all get together 61,000 fans at the university of Missouri and we all celebrate on Ferro field. When we walk and see graduation, when we get those letters back from our student athletes and we get invited to their weddings. This is an I understand. This is a win loss business, but it's also about education and it's about impact. And it's about the privilege of being able to be a part of someone's life when we're making memories. So yes, I know all the drawbacks, but there's also so much beautiful in college athletics and college football. I think everyone watching completely and totally agrees and you've been in this for a very long time at various schools. You just mentioned the university of Tennessee. However, when you see the move by the Big Ten, when you're sending student athletes, their words not mine because I think that's a much overused phrase. From California to New York and all parts in between and even in the SEC, it's a pretty long haul. How can you look past the obvious to many people where I said that this is truly all about money? Well, it's probably not my place to comment on another question. I know, but you're running an athletic department and you're participating in what many people feel is a money grab. Well, I'm not in the Big Ten, and I'm not involved in that decision. All I can talk to you about is what's going on at the university of Missouri. What's going on in the southeastern conference? And at the southeastern conference, we are really enthused about the trajectory and the direction from we have the best fans in the entire conference. Our student athletes are incredible people. And you know what? We do pretty well. And all of our sports. So whether it's football national championships, student athlete at student athlete engagement, graduation rates, you know, I'm really proud of to be a part of this conference.
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"Com And from C three AI C three AI software enables organizations to use artificial intelligence at enterprise scale solving previously unsolvable problems C three AI is enterprise AI From NPR news it's all things considered I'm Mary Louise Kelly And I'm a listen AdWord It's been another day of Russia and Ukraine on the brink And another day of diplomats and world leaders trying to avert a conflict Germany's Chancellor Olaf Schultz was in Kyiv today and heads to Moscow tomorrow In 2014 when Russian backed separatists took over parts of eastern Ukraine it took some intense diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire A couple of European leaders were deeply involved including the former French president Francois Hollande NPR's Eleanor Beardsley sat down with Hollande today to talk about those negotiations and hear his thoughts on the current crisis Former president Francois Hollande welcomes me to his office just off Paris's place de la Concorde elegant paintings line the walls his black Labrador is flopped across the hardwood floor Hollande says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Putin and then Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko as fighting raged in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine meeting in Minsk Belarus Hollande says Putin dragged the negotiations out all night to give more time to the separatists to take territory and finally made some concessions early in the morning This Vladimir Putin is in the same mindset today He builds tensions and pushes things until the last second to get maximum political concessions He knows how to play with tension and force while the west is not at ease with this kind of behavior But when Putin understands he can not go any further He stops Hollande says he does not believe economic sanctions alone are enough to dissuade Putin he says western diplomacy must be accompanied by the threat of force but he warns the vote first and foremost always wants to appear as the victim Never the aggressor So the west has to be careful that our military actions don't go give him the proof he's looking for To say he's defending himself by invading Ukraine Hollande says the U.S. and Europe are doing right to stay united and to make Putin understand he has much to lose by attacking Ukraine Hollande believes that determining moment came in 2013 when the U.S. allowed the Syrian regime to go unpunished after it used chemical weapons president Obama had described that as a red line France had been ready to punish the Assad regime alongside the U.S. but Obama changed his mind Putin interpreted that as a weakness of the west and from then on he has been on the offensive I think it was a really decisive moment and soon after he advanced on Ukraine Hollande believes the U.S. was further weakened by president Trump he says Putin thrives on others weaknesses Current French president Emmanuel Macron is trying to revive those four party talks between Russia Ukraine France and Germany known as the Normandy format Hollande believes it's a good idea He says the fact that the U.S. is not part of the talks means Putin will not be able to manipulate anti American sentiment in Russia while the chance of these talks succeeding is slim Hollande says Putin is taking a long-term view He thinks Ukraine and everyone will become tired of it all He doesn't want Ukraine to ever be stable Hollande points to frozen conflicts all around Russia Belarus Kazakhstan the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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"francois" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"It was like really kind of like a spotlight. I'm sure they all have trauma. But i just feel like francois and johann worse frenchman. Johan like have thick skin. You think i do. And i feel like they're not really affected by like pop culture line like they do their own thing give lived in brooklyn. There obviously very alternative. I just feel like they've never even heard warehouses in new york. Still like they're just like you have no idea they were on the see probably here. They were so young early for like three years. It's like doing their own thing. That'll be hilarious if they never knew except they show up at school. And there's obviously one loudmouthed bitch watch real housewives. He's like hi. Francois van kampen and she's like from the real houses of new york. Maybe i don't know. I just feel like they would. They would be like okay. They wouldn't they wouldn't know until you know. I think you're taking it too far. No i'm telling you. They don't know they don't heddon to doesn't compute for them. You know that's okay. You're our next story. Sure taylor swift has joined talk lip syncs to a rap song with lyrics about her quote. Let the games begin. okay. I love miss girl. More than anything. Like would truly take a bullet for her. What was this video. I do think that like the transitions were meant. Issue is showing. Her different eras like i. She was in her folklore than ever more than we got her dressed in fearless and they got a little sneak peak of what she's going to be looking like for red inches. The banks and the red lipstick and she honestly looks like she's twenty two again like it's it's great but this song like i don hussein's a song. What is the significance. It's a rap song and she singing like the ten seconds. Where there's a song lyric about being taylor. Getting business done swiftly like who thinks his own british trapper. dave and the song's called screw face capital. It just felt very weird place to start. Yeah and i just feel like taylor nation. Like which is her management team. There they have their own social media as they have like a million followers everywhere. They'd been on tech talk thus far and everything they put out is like so curated so perfect..
The Paul Finebaum Show
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"Ten minutes to go and we will get back to the callers after a couple of the interviews. Mike is up next in texas. Hello mike hey paul. Thanks for having me on. It's been a long time. Thank you mike. Hey i was going to go back to that coaches poll and on i'm just gonna ask you so. I don't have to put my two cents unless you want me to sure would you take Very switzer bill snyder It's not even a. Let's not even debatable. I mean very switzer at number. I mean i wouldn't put bill snyder. My top forty. Maybe but he's not ahead of build a level edwards and bill. Schneider need to go from that list. Can you imagine the. But i'm i know he's a big twelve guy but i wanna tell you. I think he has a personal Vendetta against oklahoma. Because i want to ask you the next one bob stoops Behind mack brown. That so obvious. It's it's ridiculous bob. Stoops i felt was the third best coach of his era. And what. I with what i mean by that is the urban meyer nick saban. I think bob was right right there. After that He was a phenomenal coach and I mean he was really devalued in that list. They mike brown treated me and my last one is that Kirby of jorgi. He gets ranked. Yeah he was on there He was way down Kirby was In the kirby was near the bottom of the top one hundred but the one that really gets me. Was mike leach. Being ahead of of sugar. Your vince dooley John major's and phillip fulmer. I mean that is just beyond laughable. But it's not a shot of mike leach. He's a very good coach and he does have influence. But you can't rank him ahead of some of those legendary coaches. I'm sorry no. But when i saw when i saw last night or ahead of the dow was that was a guy who decided to put his personal biases on a list. That should that if he was if he was using analytics. That's one thing. Bill snyder or does very good credentials and and i agree he. He did a phenomenal job at kansas state. But he blew the biggest game he was ever in. And i think that was against Was it against baylor. i can't remember. Where had he won the game. He had been playing for the national championship. So i mean you've got you've got to. You've gotta get there to be considered among the best and if you're in the top ten in college football history in in the last fifty years and you never played for a national championship. That's that's absurd. Three of them. Yeah had more. Yeah but so. I'm i looked at it. And i said i'd like to know the guy is from the twelfth country but it sure looks like he has to be from the state of kansas. It's very foolish list. Hey thank you so much. Brian is in north carolina. Hello brian hi paul how you doing i wanna Piggyback off for the oklahoma sooners. Now i'm fifty nine years old. I was born and raised in brooklyn. New york elect last year's up and moved down to charlotte north carolina as a kid growing up. In in in the seventies we have no college football teams in new york so i root for nebraska cornhuskers of nebraska and barry switzer used to kill us. Every time i looked he Has a record of twelve and five against tom. Osborne and My question is this. Why is an objective college football fan. But i'm a huge nebraska cornhuskers there. How is ours born ahead of switzer and my second question is when when will nebraska get back to plums. Yeah i think it's difficult to answer the first part brian. I i don't know nebraska's coming back. I i i believe that scott for us was the right person and he is not moved the needle one iota. I missed that rivalry. I miss those days. No i You you are. I mean you remember. Barely i'm sure I'm a couple of years older. But they game in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. I mean there. You can debate texas arkansas and sixty-nine versus that game but those are the two biggest biggest college football games. I remember of of my youth and you know maybe because one was on thanksgiving day it stood out a little bit more but That that that they're playing in a couple of weeks as you know but it was one of the iconic rivalries of of all tyrone. Thanks so much for the call really appreciate it. We are heading to a break. We still have an hour to go on. What has been fascinating program. Fennel say so myself. We're coming right back..
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"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I'm sure you've had young people. Come up to you and ask you about trail-blazing but i also think that there there in lies some of the pressure that that i'm sure you feel because there are a lot of young people looking up to you and and in coping nykoping but but accepting that this this is this is a moment and i would feel. That's also an opportunity for you to to to prove everyone that That many more should follow in your lead. And it's very humbling for you to say that. And i hope that people can look at me and say. Hey she's just like me and if you work really hard than than this is what this is something that you can do because because people can and i'm just like everybody else and if you work hard and and you get to know people and you truly care about people and you're guided by that moral compass. Good things happen and i'm really. I'm proud of the opportunity. I have but also understand that it's an important responsibility. I can't wait i have. I have five hundred fifty student athletes at mizzou and two hundred and five hundred seventy five plus our our young women and i. I hope that i can paint a picture of of what they can do. I know that. When i look at i have teenage nieces. And i have a ten year old niece. And i can't wait for when their ceo's of an of an organization that they aren't gonna be asked about the box that they check but they're going to be judged based upon the quality of their work so this all has happened fairly quickly I wanna get On campus permanently As quickly as possible. Wh what what are the next couple of days and weeks going to be like for you certainly Today i said goodbye to our wonderful people at unlv That they're really. I would not be in israel at missouri if it was not for the great people at unlv some very thankful to all of them and then tomorrow I'm packing up and sunday. I am heading to astra north carolina for her. Sec athletic director meetings. And then it is game on. And i cannot wait to just roll up my sleeves and get in there and get to work. Does rake congratulations again. We were so delighted you were able to make a few minutes for ocean. We hope to see you very very soon. Thank you so much. And i really appreciate all that you do and my husband my son and i We watch your show. So i think you gave me a little bit of mom street grits. I thank thank you well. You got more than that. We are a few fans. Thanks so much for seeing very soon. It's great to see you. Well what What an amazing conversation. With deserie reid francois sometimes schools need a change in direction and the university of missouri has just gotten one We will take a break more to come right after this. You're listening to the paul finebaum show. Podcast hey welcome back our.
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"League cited to welcome the newest half director in the southeastern conference to our program. She was introduced earlier this week. Disarray reid francois. The new athletic director at the university of missouri disarray. Thank you very much. congratulations. I can only imagine what the last couple of days or weeks have been like for you. Good afternoon afternoon. Call and thank you very much for having me. Well thank you i. We heard we're listening and watching your press conference a minute ago and certainly You have brought a lot to that campus Let's talk about how how this happened. You're you're in las vegas. I'm sure you get a call and you had experience. Of course in the sec. Working at the university of tennessee. But take us through your your your thoughts as as this thing Became reality certainly. So i have a seventeen year old son and my son actually we went on unofficial visit at the university at missouri in june and my son wanted to walk on a on the basketball team and so toured the campus with on with my husband and the three of us the minute that we walked on campus. I was just struck with this feeling that this is an incredibly special place. It just felt like home so fast. Forward a couple of months and when the search firm reached out i had already was sold as a mother whose only child the attending mizzou so it became really really easy because i all ready had fell fallen in love with the place disarray. I've i've watched through a long career press conferences and often. The person being introduced is a little little bit awkward. You're dealing with people that you're not comfortable with i. i've watched. I watched the other day. And i watched some clips over men ago. And i don't mind telling you it didn't seem to faze you one bit. You look very comfortable and ready for the moment that Thank you very much. I was actually just watching that same clip that you were as we're going into this show and i was kind of cringing so Thank you thank you very much for those kind words. That means awful lot but the southeastern conference is a special special conference. It's the best conference in the entire country and this has been a dream of mine and i. i just couldn't be more proud to represent the tigers quite often You hear people say well. You're coming from the west. And you know this is a totally different animal over here in the sec. But you mentioned tennessee and clearly. We all are familiar especially me. Since i went to school there with the university of tennessee. I i want to ask you about that experience. Because i know you had a lot of responsibility and i'm certain it helped prepare you for where you are right now. Tennessee absolutely did help prepare me. I had the opportunity to work with some of the best in the brightest. And i'm i truly very thankful when you have the opportunity to walk down the hallway and learn from a mentor light coach summit on. That's that's just you can't replicate that anywhere and pat taught me the importance of making sure people know how much you care because unless they know how much you care you can't leave people and patches set the example of how of that competitive drive in that fire and i just love it so at tennessee definitely helped prepare me for this role as quite frankly going to virginia tech and all along those stops over the past twenty five years but but the university of tennessee. Expose me to the sec. And who doesn't want to compete at the absolute highest levels You're you're you're music to all of our ears a desert let's talk about what's at hand at at the university of missouri. You have you mentioned konso martin. Who of course also was at tennessee. We talked quite often with coach. Drink and He have you might get your own variety. Show you both. They're just bursting with with with energy and charisma. Let's let's talk about what your priority list is as you eventually settled down and start taking on this job. Well i love people. And i wanna get to know the incredible people in our state and we kick off football and twenty two days So i have an opportunity. We have an opportunity to go in there at a critical moment ads. You know the critical moment not just at missouri but throughout our entire kind of the whole landscape of college athletics. So this is. It's an exciting time. But i wanna get to know our people. I want to listen and learn and there is so much that i have to list. I have to learn at mizzou. And i can't wait to get started. We have one hundred and fourteen counties and saint louis and over the course of the next year. I am sure. I'm going to be out there. All of those counties talking about the greatness that is mizzou and listening and getting to know people. Because i know that i'm just the steward of this incredible athletic department and i. I want to make sure people know how hard we're going to work to earn their trust and earn their faith teasury. We just put something up on the screen now that the audience was able to see the is listening on radio. We it says. I'll i'll just read it the first female director of athletics at missouri You also the first hispanic woman to serve as athletic director at the fbi level. And and i know. I've i've never talked to a person in a position like yours. Who who wants to be recognized that because we all for hopefully Have have moved past identifying i but it also carry some responsibility as i'm sure you you you know better than we do talk a little bit about those seats. Being i in in quite a few categories. I know the importance of context. I know that. I it's my responsibility to paint a picture. When i was coming up there were two women. That did what i did. Barbara hedges at the university of washington and debbie. Yow was then at the university of maryland and debbie. Our has become a mentor of mine and debbie. Al painted a picture of what could be. She inspired me. That being athletic director was not outside of my reach. So i i know. I have to do excellent work and outworked people because i want to keep that door open for the next the next woman. The next person of color Because we need. We need everybody's voices. I want our student athletes to look at mizzou athletics and see people like them. We have to paint that picture of excellence and we have to paint that picture. And i'm not in any way saying that. I'm excellent yet. I i want to work really hard. And i want people to know that we're going to work so hard and we're going to be innovative and we're going to be about service because that's what this business ultimately is about. We have the opportunity for four five. Maybe six years of a student. Athletes live to impact them. And i believe that education can transform. Lives and sports is our vehicle. So i cannot wait to get started and create that championship culture and how our student lead see people like them..
The Paul Finebaum Show
"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I want to blow your mind and then on ask the question. Well yeah. I don't want to sound like a child the early seventies but i've always enjoyed having my mind blown angle blow it that way anyway. I you you. You use the term close tonight since say we're very thin skinned as a very devote devote did clinton fan. I'd just consider us lucky to be added to the party. You are very sane in your approach. But you know and i know mitch thing because i remembered from the late eighties to tommy bowden. Believe me i pray to million night but anyway i haven't clemson is somewhat nouveau riche. In the sense that they they still haven't quite a gotten i mean alabama has been there from the beginning. And that's why i wouldn't put on that list. I now i mean. I know that might surprise you. But i wouldn't put dab on that list now if you put down on the list of ceo's or something like that now that 'cause i don't and i don't want this to sound like i'm discredited daboh. But i'm not sure that he's actually coaching. I think he's leaving in recruiting and teaching. But he's got to the best coordinators on his staff so i don't know if it's actually daboh coasting last credit for this regard when you're when you're the head coach your your task with a number of important things recruiting being high on that list but the most important thing you have to have is a is a great staff to win and and a into his tried it. He not only has a great staff and he's made some changes as you know he had to change the defensive coordinator position and it turned out to lead to what we're talking about now but that that that is to his credit and to be a great coach and i think he is. But there's a difference between being a great coach of this era and being better than people who have won three national or national championships are four and are considered among the greatest in college football history. He may ended up being. he's not right now. I really don't hang up on. Melania ask you a question. You made a comment to learn the callers that this joe man who did. The poll should have spoke to an historian. My question to you is. Is there such a thing as an impartial. Football historian may not be impartial. But i think you could find someone who is deeply invested in the rich history of college football. That would give you an objective. You yeah. I think you could of I i can think of quite a few people from my profession. I can think of people from academia. And i think when you're my problem with analytical people that deal with numbers they and he admitted it to his credit i mean he said i grew up in the big twelve and right then i quit listening. Because there's just some things should never have been at this. Take every list is painted. Because it's usually written by somebody who at one time pull for somebody but i think this goes for all of us know including myself and i know i know what everyone says but if you're asking me to do something like that for a publication like espn then you better check your bias at the door. Yes there's always going to be this one versus that one but ultimately you can't throw in outliers into a list like that Because it shows you that you you just simply went about it. In an inarticulate way respect with journalism. And i respect their fact about. Shoot the just at this. You know find that most most pollsters whatever they have their own agenda a jan jan is one thing but when you're called upon to give an expert opinion you this isn't just having fun on a program like this and by the way it was. His opinion wasn't my opinion. I took part in a couple years ago. The one hundred fiftieth anniversary of espn and i voted on this similar type pole and i tried to look at it as objectively as anyone can understanding that i was being called upon as an expert. I wasn't playing well. This guy is my friend. You can't do that if if you're going to be taken seriously in this profession well you know the the best thing about our constitution. It gives us all the right to be wrong and they give us all the right to have an opinion. Well does and thank goodness for that. Mitch i have a great weekend. We were heading into the break and we're really looking forward to our next guest. The new athletic director at the university of missouri. Disarray reid francois. We cannot wait to meet her right after this black history always the podcast come check out the new black history. always podcast with me clinton. Yates we at the undefeated telling stories that remind people who we are as a.
The Paul Finebaum Show
"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Mark is up next. Georgia hello mark. Hey paul what an honor talking to you man. I've been listening to you for eight years straight man and was Was kind of pulled into your show by your passionate passionate. Your callers appreciate you taking my call. Man thank you. It's our pleasure. I really appreciate you calling. Well i wanted to call and talk about my own family passionate. We we We have a pool in by family and to beat all pools that we what we wait your own and put our pride on the line for something called the goldberg. Now there's a story behind the gold break. It started Way back in nineteen ninety. One when i was at augusta college here in georgia. We're big fans. We're looking at chops for that. Big clinton george gay but back in nineteen ninety one I was living with my grandparents. Uncle we decided to pick ten games a week for the year and at the end of the season you know we get some kind of some prize you dinner or something whatever And so we decided to start picking games on friday or something and you know there was colorado in. Tennessee kicked off the nineteen ninety one season. I don't remember that And so we started. My grandmother picked my mama dot pick my uncle picked and i picked and then i looked at my my grandfather my papa. He took a draw on his pipe. I still can smell that. Apple apple macintosh used to smoke. He took a drove that pipe. You look down to the distance me said you know what mark i'm going to pick a tie and i just fell on the floor. Paul said i'll tell you up. I can't say this on the radio forgotten. Very careful I said if you if you pick this time. I will blink. You a gold brick. You can feel and sure enough. We sit down and watch that game. It ended up thirty one to thirty one nineteen ninety-one and So pop looked at me. Gave me a wink. And he said you better get busy boy. So i went out. I went out into know found the right size brick. I wasn't going to produce a cinderblock so mad. Turn the just the right size. Rick a spray painted at goal. And i and i put it on. My papas toilet. My mom and i came in late at night after dinner. My mom that was in the bathroom the cheap laughs and she rudy. You better get in here. Mark's been busy so for thirty years. Paul we've been we had been fighting like crazy for that gold brick and i've got stats and we picked over five thousand games and in thirty years and we've got a big heads. I've got largest winning margin. All time wins all time winning percentages and my dad even when he picked When they used to have twenty bowl games in a season he went twenty back in nineteen ninety seven which was amazing but Yeah i just wanted to want to just dropped that trump that and on your show today and thank you for for a fund that you've given me over the years and if i can i've got a daughter who's who's been training a service dog. His name's ken so excited to give him up date to to complete more training. She's up in pittsburgh. Just graduated from the university of pittsburgh. His name's kenzo and lily and i just wanted to give her a little chin up because it's it's heartbreaking day for her but they talk is gonna make somebody really when i'm mark you're talking to to a dog person here is i can. I can certainly understand How how difficult that is. Why i can't tell you brought back a lot of memories of my youth Gambling with my father without Anything really quite at stake like like you did but We would just pick some games. And i think a lot of us Who are fortunate to have parents who are avid. Sports fans can certainly Relate to your your tail here. Oh pride is a serious thing. Paul especially when it comes to college football and Just go dogs and we're hoping for a really good game Right around the corner here with clemson and Appreciate everything you do buddy mark well and thanks for sharing that Really phenomenal story. Great to have you on. Peggy is up next In georgia as well. Hello peggy. hello how are you doing great. Appreciate you calling. Oh i appreciate your taking my call. I'm seventy six years old and this is the first time i've ever gotten close so i'll probably never speak to you again. Where all but my friends. I'm happy to be here I have a question And pre-season georgia is picked to be number five and today you've been running a saying that georgia's projected to win james to me those conflict. Can you give me some insight. How as they're done or english georgia was pick number. Five is it. I think The people that make the polls in this case it was the coaches i think they. They voted at the end of last season. Because it's the same four teams. Always and i would have georgia rank higher. In fact i think georgia would would probably be their second or third on my list i think. But here's the good news. It really doesn't matter. What their rank because they have an opportunity to play the number two team in the country and if they beat them they will either be one or two the next weekend. I think we'll win more than ten games. Yes i do. I think this is going to be A record year for georgia price. So i probably so. I'm a huge georgia. Fan have been all my life. And i love. The university. didn't get to go. There went to mercer. Because the mother said if i went to georgia i get too much trouble. You can get the same thing at mercer that you can't in georgia well. I appreciate very much You calling in in in expressing your opinion on you'd be well. Let's let's talk again. Let's not wait so long. Thank you very much for the call. Let's talk to mitch. Who is up next. I'm great. I want to blow your mind and then on ask the question. Well yeah. I don't want to sound like a.
The Paul Finebaum Show
"francois" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And how far do we get all in all fairness and full disclosure I think the way. The broadcast is presented Doesn't dissuade anyone from thinking that this event is the biggest and most glorious event because we as you as it comes on the air i had the opportunity to be there once or twice and watching it every year. Like everyone else that i mean. There's nothing quite like. I mean we thought the field of dreams presentation last night was something. just watch. just watch. That was a once in a generation. Type of television events rose bowls every year. But you would never know it watching it listening to the broadcasters. Make us feel like we are we are. We are at a royal wedding at at at at windsor palace. She'll call indiana so not bringing some pizza but indians into one rose bowl ever and there's always going to be a joke and saying that the rosebowl runs through bloomington. Now never happens but you know the way you mention of the broadcast. The presentation is it one day. Maybe this season. If india never does make you that would be a great experience for fans. Whatever school makes it in a given year. It's it's a really big deal. It's a great honor. A lot of rich tradition history like you mentioned two credits you the rose bowl. In the staffs and organizers that put the game on but as we see there's so much going on right now within college athletics and it's just like is the rose bowl are they bigger than the. Cfp another not another bigger than the rest of the bowls sugarbowl or the orange bowl or the fiesta bowl. Maybe maybe not maybe they have the better presentation better than established But i'm not sure that all these requests every game of the stature of those the top six bowls if they all had this kind of request of certain dates in certain rounds and we want you know teams from these conferences. I'm just not sure it. Every bowl had requests that all those different question lineup into the same playoff model. Well what they have that. Nobody else has is is the scenery. And it's seventy two degrees on new year's day You have the same. Gabriel mountains behind. The the stadium and most of us are sitting around whether it's mississippi or north carolina or montana freezing to death in there and there were watching it and it's it's just that idyllic seeing that that that they are hanging their hat on anyway. Great reporting. thank goodness. Somebody is Is backing up. All of our wild speculation here in the media will be well in great job Always always lead to see an organization like that get embarrassed. They have a great weekend. Great to have you on eighty. Thanks so much. We're going to take a break. The new athletic director at the university of missouri is coming up shortly looking forward to meeting her. More of your phone calls right. After.
Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
Sarah Bernhardt's Career in Theatrics
"Roseanne bernard was a french actress born in eighteen. Forty four although. She changed her name for the stage when she was around eighteen years old. Her mother was a courtesan with many powerful clients. Such as dukes politicians and other high powered individuals bernhardt took to the theatrical lifestyle. From a young age her mother sent her to boarding school when she was seven. It was there that she starred in her first play. She took on the role of a fairy queen. Who dies a chance for her to embrace her dramatic side three years later. She began attending a convent school in site again performing in theatrical productions she even considered becoming a nun for a short time until her father's death in eighteen fifty nine at the suggestion of one of her mother's clients bernhardt pursued acting more seriously. This surprised her as she had never considered the theater as a career before over the years she studied with talented actors of time building up her theatrical skills. One of her first acting coaches was recommended to her by one of her mother's clients his name. By the way was alexandre dumas author of the count of monte cristo. With enough training. Sarah was able to reach the theater. Francois with whom she performed for a year. Although it was not meant to last she had invited her sister regina to join her in an important event in attendance. Was the theaters leading actress. Zehr natalie martell otherwise known as madame natalie. Regina accidentally stepped on madame natalie's gown which infuriated her madame. Natalie shoved regina backwards into a stone column and caused her to cut her forehead. Prompting sarah to step in on her behalf. She screamed at the older actress getting so heated that she slaps her in the face. Sarah was told to apologize then. She refused she. Had had enough of madame natalie and the theater francois and left the company shortly thereafter. It didn't impact her opportunities though. Bernhardt spent two years at another theater. The gymnasts after which he moved onto the odeon her career had quite the upward trajectory and facts with the actress going from minor roles to under study. All the way to the leading lady.
The History of Hot Air Balloons
"It turned out that scientists. But jean francois pill darrow's and An aristocrat named francois lauren. Dr lands were chosen by the montgolfier brothers to pilot a balloon on november twenty. First of seventeen eighty three. They did just that and they flew For twenty minutes became the first people to experience sustained flight so the montgolfier brothers. What was their deal. They launched a hot air balloon but it was. It didn't the flight didn't last for very long. well they. I did a series of animal experiments. Similar to what we had ace exploration. They launched a hot air balloon with a rooster a duck and his sheep. that's ridiculous historians. There should be a pixar movie on the way and they did that just like just a few months earlier. September nineteenth seventeen eighty three and the thought. They had a logic to it. They thought cheaper similar enough to people that will see how altitude affects land lover and ducks in. Roosters can already fly to what degree or another and so we'll see we'll see how they do when they're not flying on their own power and that blue was only it was tethered was free and it was only up for about what eight minutes yet and i think because i mean we talked about this briefly the idea of the spectacle because the technology was very rudimentary and oftentimes the balloons would spontaneously deflate and air They would drift over the ocean and deflate in the air. They would occasionally catch fire for various reasons but the duck and the sheep were unharmed. It gives me serious like monkeys in space kind of vibes. yep and the rooster made it through as
The Phenomenon Of "Coffin Births"
"Francois are a vias dissuade so lifted a living baby boy out of his wife's coffin. He thought it was a miracle to celebrate his son's birth he named the child. Feast dilatot french for son of the earth. The boy's name would forever be synonymous with coffin births. But he wasn't the only example of a post mortem delivery or even the first there had been other documented examples like one from roughly two hundred years prior during a time of gruesome bloodshed in europe in sixteenth century spain. The inquisition was a tool for catholic. Monarchs to keep control to stop rebellion before it started. Inquisitors traveled around the country and rooted out heresy including anti-catholic and anti royal sentiment. Those accused of betraying the throne were punished severely with practices that ranged from torture to execution. Nobody was safe not even pregnant women in one case in fifteen fifty one. The inquisition tried and sentenced a pregnant woman to death by hanging. These deaths were meant to be examples for the public reminders. Of what happens to those who choose to defy the powerful institutions that govern their lives. The woman's body remained dangling from the gallows long after her death about four hours. After the execution passersby noticed something strange according to his self-proclaimed medical professional from the time quote two living children fell from her womb. This was the first written record of what is now called postmortem. Fetal expulsion given. There aren't any other accounts of this incident. It's impossible to verify. It could have been falsified or exaggerated to illustrate the brutality of the spanish inquisition. But it's probably fair to say that until this moment humans never magin. A corpse could deliver a child
The Cycling Podcast
"francois" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Yeah final no russell. Let's talk well. We're all singing along tonight. we're in. We're not was beautiful. Francois time classic and it reminded me that. I didn't mention your dj in the car on the way out here. Mitch extrordinary stuff. We start off the steps. Five six seven eight go a little bit better but there's all kinds of stuff. There enjoyed it. Well the thing was trying to find. The final song for francois theme was the to to france really and we went on his space. The at one point we d- we went off in the middle of spice theme and a positive was a brilliant trip. Up from bodes six hundred kind two seconds. Dj beret is known more to friends as we did we did. We nearly went. Yeah nearly went for winter. Take seats all because it really would have applied to cast. Buddy didn't win the state account char with his jerseys and the podium while there were two kind of big winners weren't there would have been nice singing. A site with the winner. Takes take know the lyrics to that one thank you. Thanks mitch cheese guys. Thanks francois to thank you. Kate cares.
The Cycling Podcast
"francois" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"So yeah fool of second history into stage. Yeah now You're you're given the night off singing tonight. Francois because we have god god guests submission them coming just before we go. A few people have been asking mitch. How how or if you're training while you're while you're here with us And You because you're running through poland soon anacostia and empire obey will be your final races a professional but you. Are you getting the bite. You run as well. It was unusual for professional writer. You've been couple runs do yeah. I've sort of started running north for six now As a thing in the off season. Because i enjoy it and anyone out there who runs snow is. It's just a different sort of high to cycling. You can achieve something so quick in iran that can achieve rotting and the two different things but just if you lock exercising any lock getting that sort of runner's high or exercise. Hi it's really great. It's a really good for the bone bone density and songkhla says we get older. We don't do much apart from rod. We don't really walk around march. We don't play games so it's also another good thing to make you feel a little bit more like a normal human being and Really great luck. We get back from the as long as at seven o'clock and twenty thirty minutes. Get out in the shoes run around senna millions that i was already know the area better than you do you do you do. We're going to go right tomorrow. I'm probably going to rip your legs off again like it did yesterday as iraqi the time on you. I'm just to just to get the engine revving and but we'll do the and like i say we've got a guest song tonight. I'm benjamin joseph Dorset musician window cleaner and enthusiastic part-time cyclist how he describes himself. Thanks your email. Benjamin lovely sentiments am but he says hearing francois invite musical submissions. All how you might regret this. He says and brackets. I'm sending you a recording of a song. I put together for a bit fund inspired by the tour. The jiro and most importantly lionel's eleven one. Cappuccino thank you francois. Thank you mitch. Big meal to not might huge rods. Mar let's hear benjamin joseph play I live on the tenth. Call long the to follow cry Gee to Could be any other shows
Haiti's Interim Leader Requests US Troops
"We're joined now. By gary pierre pierre founder and editor in chief of the haitian times gary great to have you here. Melissa and also with us is friends swap Louis professor of political science at queens college at the city university of new york who specializes in haitian politics and immigration francois. Welcome to the show. So gary i want to begin with you. What has been the impact in haiti in the immediate aftermath of this assassination. Well the impact has been a shock on the population. Jovial was not very popular in haiti. And i i would say that. The poll was generous to the reality on the ground. It was deeply unpopular for a host of reasons but nevertheless He's assassination brought people together Because people well as much as we dislike of now he was a president and then Foreigners came and kill him so right now There's a period of mourning. I'm afraid the unknown is. What would the people's reaction be think that one of the reasons why the so-called prime minister closures ask intervention. because he's he doesn't know what the reaction of the people would be in also more importantly what the gang leader's reaction would be if they decide to come together and god forbid attack and it'll be total chaos and so now the situation fluid We're assessing what's going on and winning. Because there is a mourning period of fifteen days and so we wait.
The Cycling Podcast
"francois" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast
"Are listening to kilometers civil by cycling podcast power by super sapiens engine management for committee that leads and coaches francois when i started falling cycling seriously one of the foreign correspondent became aware of john. Francois kenny call them cycle sport magazine with the french perspective on european racing every month and it was a great window into a world. I really knew nothing about zone francois. Kenny was a name that to me was synonymous with racing on the continent. And we're going to hear from him in this episode and you know him very well. Yeah i've known jeff for many many years. I think the first time i really kind of hooked with a with jean-francois was in one of my. I remember when rav sorenson lots of yellow jersey by hitting a curb in stage. When was that a nine thousand nine hundred s something in one thousand nine hundred ninety something. I'm not sure well anyways that they You know. I was working for reuters and i needed stuff from rolf. Sorensen what what happened and quotes and whatever and this guy working for west false at the time in for for for another sighting magazine the from in brussels who now you know now fold in this guy came to me and said well you know i've got quotes from rolf sorensen and give me lots of information see well. This guy knows what he's doing and he's with jeff. I saw jeff many times. I mean we met many times in. Our career was in charge of actually Ah at a couple of olympics. Have covered Jeff was again shot of the french crowd of journalists. You know to take care of accusations was a case in sydney was in beijing. He was he was he was kind of. You know the guy looking after us. The crown of fringe endless. He's been a part of my long career as paul. Listen you travel to the end of the word to cover this event or cycling. Even the first person you meets is jeff you know he seems to all over the place and you never know what is exactly what he's doing for for for for for what meters is working. What what exactly is doing is doing so many different things like the is not really. Is your john lewis. Yes but he's more than this. And with jeff what what is he doing. Everybody knows him. That's lots of things. But i guess maybe in this episode of cumulous zero. We will find out more or less who suffer. Kenny is he wears many hats and then brittany and breast where he's from. You sat down with him in the pub where he used to go to. As a shouldn't on you spoke to him about his life and his career in journalism and in helping many writers including lots of australian writers come to europe and forge careers professional writers. Yeah th that's one of the thing i mean. Jeff is as a passion for australia at the patient. A passion for asia's well and e used that passion for and as a passion for the sport is a passion for sportsmen's was people in general and he used his is contacts links and affected is as you know. Several houses leaves part of the timing in his in all jay on the in the west of france. The timing kuala lumpur and an e e uses it is context is network and his passion for the sport. His passion for is many trades to do yet kind of helped as you said los overstrain writers making it in europe. He helped some some of the first british writers who made an impression in nineteen ninety s. Devil up find a club in france. getting to it and the thing gabon jeff in inevitably never did it. Did it for money you know i. It's not something interesting so it's funny because when you see jeff he doesn't is not variance. Suggested doesn't look like a passionate guy but to to have been doing what he's been doing for so long and just for the sake of it. I think that there's a word to summit up is got a real passion for the sport. Still run the. Let's hear ni- francois in conversation with jean-francois kelly. My name is ross mckinney..
News Radio 920 AM
"francois" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"In 18 59 John Francois Gravel Let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope stunt, which was performed 160 FT. Above the Niagara Gorge. Just down River from the falls was witnessed by some 5000 Spectators. Blondin crossed the cable about two inches in diameter and 1100 ft. Long with Only a balancing pole to protect him from plunging into the dangerous rapids below. Jumping ahead this week in 1979, the Sony Corporation sparked a revolution in personal electronics with the introduction of the first personal stereo cassette player. A device as astounding on first encounter as the cellular phone or digital camera would later be. The Sony Walkman officially went on sale this week in 1984. The Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating systems for movies introduces a new rating. PG 13 The initial ratings categories, where G M R and X. The AM category was eventually changed. The PG parental guidance suggested, and the PG 13 category was added to indicate film contact with a higher level of intensity. On August 10th 1984. The action film Red Dawn became the first ever PG 13 movie to be released in theaters. And this week in 1992, the one millionth Corvette, a white lt one Roadster with a red interior and black roof. Same colors as the original 1953 model rolls off the assembly line in bowling green Kentucky Corvette is now in its eighth generation of body style. And that's what happened. Thanks for listening to this week in history on I Heart radio, the films the stars the milestones being wards I. Heart radio brings you the week in Hollywood history. June. 28 1996, actor and comic Eddie Murphy scores a career rejuvenating hit with the Neti Professor Jada Pinkett Smith and Dave Chappelle also starred in the film, which grossed over a quarter million dollars worldwide and won an Oscar for best Makeup. June 30th 1955. The Johnny Carson Show debuts, a prime time variety show hosted by the Future. Late night legend. It last 39 episodes and Carson would start his nearly three decade run is host of the Tonight Show in 1962. July 1st 1941 the first two commercially licensed television stations in the United States sign on in New York City within one hour of each other. Both remain on air today, now known as WCBS, Channel two and WNBC. Channel four. July 3rd 1991 nearly seven years after the original Terminator two Judgment Day hit theaters, the most expensive film ever made at the time. It earned over $200 million in the U. S, and was the first film to take in more than 300. Million dollars internationally. July 4th 1910 actress Gloria Stuart is born in Santa Monica, California widely remembered for her role in 19 97th Titanic. She was a veteran of over 50 films before passing. Welcome back. Yeah. So let's get.
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"francois" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"This week in 18 59 John Francois Gravel Let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope stunt, which was performed 160 FT. Above the Niagara Gorge. Just down River from the falls was witnessed by some 5000 Spectators. Blondin crossed the cable about two inches in diameter and 1100 ft. Long with Only a balancing pole to protect him from plunging into the dangerous rapids below. Jumping ahead this week in 1979, the Sony Corporation sparked a revolution in personal electronics with the introduction of the first personal stereo cassette player. A device as astounding on first encounter as the cellular phone or digital camera would later be. The Sony Walkman officially went on sale this week in 1984. The Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating systems for movies introduces a new rating. PG 13. The initial ratings categories were g m R and X. The AM category was eventually changed. The PG parental guidance suggested, and the PG 13 category was added to indicate film content with a higher level of intensity. On August 10th 1984, the action film Red Dawn became the first ever PG 13 movie to be released in theaters. And this week in 1992, the one millionth Corvette white lt one Roadster with a red interior and black roof, the same Colours as the original 1953 model rolls off the assembly line in bowling green. Kentucky Corvette is now in its eighth generation of body style, and that's what happened..
Stuff You Missed in History Class
The History of Marie Taglioni: The Romantic Era’s Most Renowned Ballerina
"And we're gonna talk about a very famous to anybody who knows anything about dance. Marie tagliani who was very famous dancer. really considered the ballerina of the romantic and she's often credited with revolutionizing valet restyling it redefining dance but her father was really a pretty significant part of all of those achievements And she came from a bali family. So i mentioned her father but also her grandfather. Carl tahiliani was a theatrical dancer. And a choreographer. Her uncle salvator was a prominent dancer. Her mother was swedish. Ballerina named hedvig sophie. Karston although she did not go by head big But her father. Felipe tagliani was really the biggest influence on her life and her career and filippo was a dancer and a choreographer he was very successful and he's credited with much of the development of what we now refer to as the romantic ballet style so marie had dance in her blood like genetically she should've been primed but it didn't really play out that way. Initially no in eighteen o three filippo. He took a job as principal dancer and ballet master in stockholm sweden. And that's where he met and married sophie karston. Which is the name. She used her middle name Instead of her first name which was big they started a family right away. Marie was born on april. Twenty third eighteen. Four in stockholm. Her brother paul was born. Four years later and filippo accepted a post in vienna. When marie was still an infant and philippa did some training with his children when they were very young but When they were school age he moved them to paris to pursue additional dance training but despite being the daughter of to accomplish answers and having a pedigree that goes went back even further than that. Marie really did not impress the ballet masters in the french capital according to paris opera director. Louis veron's more jean-francois kulon. Who was the prison teacher. Who had trained filippo once. Famously said this about marie. When all that little hunchback ever learned
Startups For the Rest of Us
Three Years of Grind to Six Figures
"Tony chan welcome to start for the rest of us. Thanks for having me. It's kind of full circle. We've been listening to you all for the last two and a half years three years. We've submitted questions just to get our name out there. As well and i should remember back in two thousand eighteen francois submit of few questions so very honored. That can be part of this show and be a guest here. Yeah man. it's it's great to have you on what you and francoise with cloud. Forecast is is really impressive. In your story. I was telling off. Line your story on. Its own is really interesting in that. Tends to be unusual. Oftentimes have to bounce into pieces of the story joined in the middle because there's just a lot of grinding. That isn't that interesting. There aren't enough highs or lows and your story has a lot of those built into it. Yeah and when you're in the middle of it it's becomes normal life to you and francoise and i were joking saying that morgan. His wife was talking about. Oh yeah things are going great going. They're closing customers and friends. I was like yeah. That's all true but all that was really really hard. So i think you don't really get a good context and you share it with other people and you know hopefully can help other people as well. I think that's what we really enjoy doing absolutely so folks want to check out your app. It's cloud forecast dot. Io your h. One is surprised by your monthly. Aws cost club. Forecast helps companies monitor and eliminate wasted aws costs without spending significant engineering time and resources. Veasley a sas app with your hacker. Plan a growth plan enterprise plan. You want to give folks idea where you are in terms of revenue customer base. Whatever you and francoise are full time and have been fulltime on it and you're profitable company but what what can you give folks in terms of size. Yeah absolutely i think. We're about two and a half years in working fulltime. We started as a side project. We past six figures last year. And after i think working about on this about your and a half little bit maybe a little bit over that we started paying ourselves so that was a huge milestone for us when we started seeing cashable interbank but odyssey we couldn't have done with our wives supporting us so they've been a big cheerleader financially and also emotionally as well. So that's where we're at at the moment and customers. Yeah we work with a lot of startups. Mid market sized companies anywhere from companies that are ten fifteen employees to two thousand employees.
Too Many Podcasts!
"francois" Discussed on Too Many Podcasts!
"A lot of it around the Especially you have children. Walk me through. What you're eating habits are like during the day like what you would hope that your client base example. Okay so i start off my day with. My breakfast is usually more often than not is a smoothie either amidst greens myself with a series of other ingredients like coconut milk and things like that to incorporate the fats carbohydrates and proteins that. I'll need the course of my day and a sat will be a mix of protein and carbs. Like banana in walnuts freshman and unsalted on a unsalted processed woman's and i'll have that i have a good mix of protein and carbs in months will be something a little bit. Heavier have maybe growl. Tricky winds sweep Baked potatoes. i lay off the oil in very mindful of the title. Oil you as a different Something each oil plays a different part in our bodies like the coconut oil olive oil kind of oil. I'm very conscious of which cooking with also very much of my activity level after miami. All i know that in the evenings i'll tend to eat a little bit more because i get very very early in the morning to run. I don't consume anything before my run. So i know the previous night. I would have to have stemmed myself enough. Carbohydrates that usually seems bryce a with with like a baked chicken or even. I'm sanded salmon and broccoli and sweet potatoes on my goal to race by previous deny what to say the database the night before so things that so i very very conscious of how i cook and that every inspect not too much oil recently. I've been able to cut down on. Salt thought fanatic fanatic. And i have been able to kind of by the balanced took me a long time as they is something that i would joke. Everybody about all. I i would. I would give dinner just. Because i wanted to have an extra cupcake. And i was proud to what does so. I've been able to the balance. And only reason. And i'm really really excited about finding my tonight. Founding cutting back on added sugars. i've also been able to cut back on salt. Ed so i'm i'm in a good place right now. It's a good place. what are your feelings about diets. Did you think diets really working really learning to just adjust the way that you eat so that you know you're gonna stick diets don't work. Ns exactly what you said bingo. It's learn learning. How would you like to eat so you can stick with the first thing. I tell my clients. I don't believe diets. Believe in seeing what you're eating tweaking head and making it work something. We'll have to be substituted. Something's we'll have to be knocked out completely. Sold things will have to be new. Things will be introduced. Start with seeing what it is eating. What can we keep out of your your nutrition regimen. Already what can we awoke swap out. I believe in that mojaddedi. Uc people where visible. I'm going on a diet. And they just eat this in a restrict their calories or avoid tax fat and then they look fantastic. Then what happened to go. Well i could. I can start eating on the junkier and all of a sudden boom to go on a diet. And i'm a victim of i'm i'm i'm a victim of nazi to say and that's a long time to get out of as well. I finally found that balance and again. It took me a long long time to find that balance. But it's ju- people will restrict the carbohydrates and i never tell anybody to restrict their bike actor energy. You need it is just a matter of finding the balance finding the right pairing of foods the carbohydrates to the to the protein and everything else to between especially your vegetables and how to fill yourself up without feeling full and feeling like you need extra That's a long way. How to flavor you foods without salt without sugar without extra condiments. Would these verbs. This is so many good things that nature gives us that we just delete ignore because tied chili sauce. Taste you like but we don't get a chance of we don't even learn about these things and then we should be and so we don't incorporate it in our meals. Do favorite kind of meal that you get with that. So i always would joke that. It is part of my life every day and is true. Top is very much a part of my life. But since i found the balance with with sugar i've been able to cadillac talk late. Maybe every other day recently. I've done this recipe. It's up moroccan Tricky bake that. I keep telling everybody about that. This i make it at least once every other week. F i make a bad. So i haven't for a couple of days i've read it. If asthma delicious incorporates. A lot of it has raisins in sweet potatoes and even apple than it has ground turkey and i. It's just a good mix of spices in it as well. So that's that's the meal that i cannot live without so if people wanna work with you what what do they have to do. What's the best course of action. The action is done to email me. My website is up. however it's under construction right now. I still have a lot of things to swap out and change. It adds but they could beach. Bmi carmel at coaching dot com. That is my email address. Carmel egypt coaching dot com. I am on instagram. I spend a lot more there than facebook and my instagram handle is difficulty when word see fit coaching and see letter. Fit coaching and on facebook. I'm under my name. Carmelo soi and i do have a private. Facebook grew fit to motivate.
Based On a True Story
Alexander Mikaberidze takes us through the history of the Napoleonic era
"Let's start by setting up the hoof the two main characters that we see throughout the movie are gabrielle. Farrow and our montebourg who are both lieutenants in napoleon's army. Were they real people. Kind of the story of you're a ridley scott chose direct a screenplay drafted from ninety seven availa from the famous author joseph conrad but away the noble a was published as dual in britain. But it was kind of the point. Honorary night it stays and you can still find the first edition of in used. Bookstores and condo story was supposedly inspired by this real duels olga. He clearly to liberties facts and the story was about the duel between two officers of napoleonic army. The historical individuals of peer won't The town and francois leotard lavazza. Who became ill baer and finkel in the movie and both of them are very collar for the interesting individuals. Do point was born in chaban as in shock and in western france in seventeen sixty five like many of his generation. He first saw action I military action. During the french revolutionary. Wars in fact he fought that battle. Volney really important. Battled all of the then. He served in the rhineland and by seventeen ninety seven. He's already a general so he would have been all league thirty two years old and a general widely respected for his Martial abilities He supported napoleon in seventeen ninety nine when that general sees power to our and then he couponing pollyanna campaigns. All is distinguishing himself. I mean he. This guy was quite successful in quite capable. Man fought at morongo for that Allback where he he did. Do really remarkable defense with barely five thousand man. He was able to stop and australia. That was five times larger and then he earned accolades for he's exported. Ooh macron's rheinland in the sauna zone and with such a stellar record. He had much to expect from the future of maybe even marshal's baton right as new polian savings says every soldier right in. My army carries marshals. Donen in these anyone could carry. It probably will Dupont was one of them but it all changing in eighteen eight. Napoleon sent dupont you. Spain with motley crue of a of the provisional battalions new new recruits swiss troops. That wayne pressed into service. No one over. Dick league cited fighting and he's tasked was to secure the southern region of of spain and initial successes. He found himself surrounded by the largest army and in the remarkable decision affected. He's entire life. Dupont decided to surrender with some eighteen thousand men at violin in the news of this french. Defeat him in the worse than they surrender right but shock europe. Napoleon is range. Dupont is sent to court martial deprived of his rank and his title kashir and then sent to a military installation into to be imprisoned there for the rest of the only any wars
Jim Bissell - We Create Dreamscapes Pt.2 - The Midnight Sky - burst 07
"But but andrew had the script he says i want you to read. It gave me confessions of a dangerous mind. And i thought i love my favorite script at. I thought this tastic project. And i told him. Yeah i did. And so you know. Months later irene. Where he's up in montreal and bryan singer's directing it and francois's against danica get a call from him France wants to again just really can't stomach bryan singer in like him up and replace who's really good designer incident. Oh yeah yeah definitely. And but but what was happening was. He was giving absolutely no feedback for brian. At all ryan was locked inside his room. Doing it so do research. So so i went up and it was five weeks from shooting and there was like one hundred. Fourteen sets locations three sets. Three locations have been picked and no designs approved. We did audit. And i knock on. Brian store outside. It's brian you know. He said i can't talk right now. I said that's fine until you on the day shooting. I'll walk you through my thoughts. Were you could shoot it that way or you know. We're going to go ahead and start picking up things and Do is so we were our little butts off for a week and a half and then all of the account it is distinguished fellow. Very honorable man comes up to be with that all below full of cash. He said you have not been paid yet. This is all you're gonna get take it. Do you have your return trip ticket. He said use it because something was something was wrong. Something is very amiss financing of project cash cash dollars so back to la with his wife full of cash and don't hear anything from anybody for months. And then i get a call manjoo again he goes. I think i've got george clooney interested in doing the movie. Confessions thought a woopsie deal just hollywood's vanity project for some bobble headed right. We'll be right. I was so pissed off and andrew so proudly said and he's agreed to meet with you. And i was like de do he's with me. Yup i went over to george his house and started talking with him a lot. And i gotta say blew me out of water. It was so knowledgeable he was he understood the material so well is ideas were incredible and his death and knowledge of film was just i had. No idea was so smart and so capable and Just amazing and i was supercharged. I walked out. I walked out at his house. He got into my car. And i was walking onto to disappear. Never been that excited about a project and And then we did the whole thing and never wants to enthusiasm flag. I mean we had so much fun doing that show and we disobey really complicated very ambitious stuff. Oh yeah
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif: From Super Bowl Champ to the COVID Frontline
"He actually got his medical degree back in two thousand eighteen. My ultimate goal is to step on this deal with the md back pocket nigger dowdy. And he's the only active. Nfl player with a medical degree today. When the pandemic hit laurent decided that you know what. I wanna volunteer. Have this degree wanna be able to help out by. Read more about what was going on immediately. My thought when from oh my god this is stuff for me to. How can i help. Long-term healthcare facilities nursing homes. They were the hardest especially in the quebec area. Also in ontario where i am from. So laurent saw the stress that was put on the healthcare workers and he was like if i can just get in there and alleviate some of the stress on them as well as you know lifting up the spirits of some of the most at risk patients in the elderly. I'm going to do anything. i can possibly do. Our duty as a citizen to really think about what. Can i do to fight this thing. Just that biographical detail alone is crazy that this is a guy who managed to get a degree in medicine while playing right guard in the nfl and playing by the way really well. The chiefs signed him a couple of years ago to a five-year forty one million dollar contract extension but to get back to his medical career. I mean it speaks to this very unusual path. That laurent has taken to the league. So tell us. Where laurent from. And how do you grow up. Laurent is from a town outside of montreal. Thirty minutes outside of montreal. Mount saint hilaire quebec is obviously predominantly french-speaking part of canada and he grew up. Speaking french is first language. His parents were like you know. We want to do things different. I'm mired win. My parents raise me. They told me when i was a kid to take risks to take his dad who is a teacher and agriculture. Actually said you know what my dream to be able to sail down the coast with my family for a year long sailing trip so he quits his job him and his wife dee land along with iran his two sisters gotten a boat and sailed down the coast for a year all the way down to the east coast of the united states. Right down to the caribbean while he was there he was home schooled by his parents while he actually learned different life experiences. So they're sailing up and down the atlantic coast. What do they do when they're not in a boat like what's their business how they make a living laurent's grandfather owned a winery francois. His father was working at the winery and when they came back. They decided to sell the winery. Francois got involved in the culinary arts and he opened up a bakery and now they have several bakeries in the montreal area. So you have this fabulous this decidedly non traditional lifestyle that. They've embraced where they're sailing together. The running a vineyard. They're running bakeries. I mean this. Forgive me mathis. Sounds like the idyllic french canadian life and it's because of these very different childhood experiences matt that laurent doesn't even start playing football until he's fourteen years old. He commits studying medicine at mcgill a very prestigious university in montreal and he ultimately decides to play. Football at mcgill is well. What do you think you'll laurente to. The game of football laurent has always said that. He loved being on the field with his teammates. He loved working as a team much. Like as a medical doctor working on a floor with a team an operating room is kind of similar as football field in the sense that there's eleven people or twelve people working together and you've got to know where you fit in that team so i think he's taking. This is a dream. I want to play for the highest level in the sport that i can play at and obviously in canada. You don't have a long list a players that made it there but he He said his mind to and he says i'm going to do
The Big Story
Homeless in the winter, in a pandemic. A deadly combination.
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Jacob launch is a reporter and writer based in toronto who looked into exactly how deadly this winter can be for vice. Hello dick how are you. I'm doing well thanks I'm glad you're looking at this topic. I know this is not a usual winter for people who live on the streets. Why don't you just start By telling me about the man who who started the story for you a who is raphael. Andrei and what happened to him. So i don't know much about rafael. A been to the shelter where he stays. I have spoken to some people there. And the general sense that i got was that In this happens with a lot of folks who pass away in the street You know is that. They're very caring very helpful. People the communities that they are part of they love being part of anti in this case Mr andre was certainly a friend of the shelter in the shelter is a friend of him. But because of the covid nineteen That was given for the shelter to shut down He was forced to sleep at side. Instead of being able to stay in stores following the death of an indigenous homeless man on the streets of montreal his body was found in a portable toilet. Just meters away from a shelter that had been forced to close its overnight services because a pandemic restrictions and it's it's not uncommon to you know many people i talked to who are harm reduction workers Or otherwise work with homeless people It's definitely not uncommon to For homeless folks who are using drugs to go into a porta potty because usually it is the only sort of Private space that they have available to them Albeit it is not a a healthier or safe place to be. Can you explain just a bit. Maybe about the circumstances surrounding his death before we move on to to the bigger issue you mentioned that he was part of a shelter community but he was not in the shelter. Why not an and how do those rules. Impact shelter yes so essentially. What happened was shelter had had an outbreak of covid nineteen in december. And so they were told that they could reopen the beginning of the year but they would not be able to stay open past nine thirty presumably this because people would be saying sleeping indoors spending more time indoors together Maybe during the day to coming in and out and there's less There's less of a chance of a spread of the virus. That seems to be what the municipal health authority believes So there was that nine thirty curfew way. It should be noted that it's this Nine thirty closing time is different than the provincial curfew that is currently Enforcing a being enforced in quebec and there has been calls to the premier Francois ago To give homeless people in exemption from this curfew. I don't know if that would have made a difference here. But i certainly think that. Some of the recent lockdown measures are Are certainly backfiring much. More than they did during the first wave on people who are homeless or otherwise experiencing some form of Lack of shelter right. Well as you mentioned. There's a pretty hard curfew in quebec right now in and it does apply to homeless people as well. What are homeless people supposed to do in a curfew that orders them off the streets so for my understanding that the general the german general message being sent by the premier by the police is that homeless people will be fine. They're not going to be ticketed. Although we've seen some instances were homeless. People have been ticketed. This this happens all the time. Even pre covid homeless people being ticketed for sleeping inside of bus shelters or being ticketed for sleeping on the street corner. So it's not really a covid specific thing but certainly the only people probably going to be outside during a curfew are people who don't have a home to stay in and so right now. Francois's logo the premier has said that there is no exemptions He said that his concern with allowing exemption for homeless people is that it would create incentive for people to break curfew in then saying that they're homeless When approached by police officer. Which i think there are a number of reasons why. That's not a strong argument. I mean you know someone. S i'm sure someone who's going to their friends house or partying or whatever they're doing you know trying to do after eight pm is not going to go through the trouble of disguising themselves as a homeless person That's the that's the premier said that that that they would disguise themselves as homeless people so It's i think it's a bit absurd. Also the other issue here which is that. This is coming at a time when a lot of people are not Other encampments everywhere because of not being able to stay in shelters but more and more people are kind of facing homelessness a now in the at least here in toronto in in terms of the frontline workers that i've spoken to They're meeting a lot of first timers. A lot of people who've never been homeless before some people who are in their mid to late twenties And for those kind of people especially these situations are are really destabilizing because You know you're you're trying to figure out how to get by day today And you're also now trying to avoid running into problems with the law running into problems with perhaps other folks that are outside so it.
The Erick Erickson Show
Quebec Woman Walks Husband on Leash To Get Around Curfew
"Story is just silliness. A canadian woman walked her husband on a leash to get around strict curfew rules. She was she and her husband. They were find Each find thousand five hundred dollars. She walked him on a leash at nine pm. An hour after curfew. When they were stopped by police the woman argued. People are allowed to walk dogs on a leash within of their homes after eight pm. The curfew is implemented saturday night after quebec reported a surge of covid nineteen cases. Francois legault this. The premiere of canada quebec in canada implemented eight pm curfew. So you know apparently Between the hours of six. Am and eight pm and quebec. Cova doesn't hurt you but after eight pm. Well you're you're in trouble but the they allowed exemptions for people to walk their dogs at night.
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
The fight for the Central African Republic
"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.
BBC World Service
3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
"Three peacekeepers from Burundi have been killed in the Central African Republic, where rebel forces fighting the government ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. Jessica McCallum reports. A U N statement blamed unidentified armed combatants for the deaths in two separate incidents to other peacekeepers were wounded. U. N. Secretary general's office strongly condemned the attacks, warning that they could constitute a war crime. They came after the rebel coalition called off a ceasefire on said it would resume its advance on the capital. The rebels say the president faster than our cars. Touadera is trying to rig Sunday's vote. He in turn, has accused his predecessor Francois Bozize, a of plotting a coup. Something he has denied. The
Fears grow over pre-election violence close to Central African Republic capital
"The office of the u n high commissioner for human rights. Oh hr has expressed deep concern over growing election violence in the central african republic and called for parties to lay down their weapons in line with an appeal by the sector general citing numerous reports of attacks against security forces political candidates and election officials. Oh chr said on. Wednesday that civilians have fled hot spots with some seeking shelter in neighboring countries. National elections are due to take place on sunday the twenty seventh of december amid a backdrop of rumors that former president francois disease and other armed groups that were planning on disrupting the poll. Un human rights his spokesperson liz. Th russell said that these signatories to the political agreement february twenty nineteen here included political. His aunt armed groups should abide by their commitment to respect human rights and not resort to violence to resolve disputes.
Holding the line on free and fair elections in Central African Republic
"Presidential elections are scheduled to take place in the central african republic. This sunday despite violence threatened to disrupt the nationwide poll in an interview with you and uses daniel johnson one of the top officials there. Denise brown describes what's at stake in her capacity as the deputy special representative of the secretary general and stressed that rumors of armed groups marching on the capital. Were simply false. I'm in bangui today. And i've been in the past several weeks in in button for Which is the west of the centre west of the country and lindau dow which is in the southeast of the country in terms of electoral preparations and security. On saturday the national authorities lawn the distribution of voter cards. Which is the last piece that needs to fall into place for the elections which are planned to be an which will be carried out in the central african republic. Twenty seven of december so. There's elections happening this sunday. So one point eight million people have already registered to vote but we've been hearing about armed groups potentially marching on bongi. Is that still something about which there's a lot of uncertainty behavior of certain political actors notably the ex president of the country was eight with three armed groups. Friday led attacks on several towns in the west which have been decisively pushed back by the blue helmets of meniscus keeping mission and there is no attack there is no marching on the capital. They're trying to disrupt elections. They're trying to drag the country back to the game of two thousand and thirteen the international community the un. The mission government is determined the over one point eight million people registered to vote. We'll have the right to vote on the twenty seventh of december despite what spoilers are trying to currently do how unprecedented is it for the g. Five group the european union russia. The united states the world bank on the united nations to issue this kind of blanket statement. It is a very strong statement to also as you say naming a francois disease former president. International community is perfectly aligned on the question of elections in this country. it's an absolutely essential step to further consolidate a piece and the j. signed regularity speaks with one voice in his always very clear about its positions. In yesterday's communicate was absolutely essential. Pass the message to political actors and armed groups who would steal the opportunity for the citizens of this country devote as they said they want to vote. Now you like getting into the field as much as you possibly can. What are people telling you about the needs and what they hope will happen after. The poll is sunday. There's been a lot of change in this country. When i look back at the chaos of two thousand thirteen and fourteen and the violence that rain there have been significant changes but more on a macro level so roads electricity. What we need to see now after these elections is a change in the day to day life of the person who lives in a small remote village. That hasn't happened yet and so the community is still very dependent on humanitarian assistance. And will be for some time but with peaceful elections and a government in place as of thirty march. It's time now. It's time for those changes that will affect every person's day to day education work raxit nations to take hold really take hold and make an absolute difference without the help of minister. The blue helmets the un peacekeepers. Who were there. Can you get achieved what you need to get done to help the people because there is such a lack of infrastructure even though central african is immensely rich in terms of its natural resources. Central african republic is also instantly large country. The size of france and belgium put together and so the security council has given the mandate to a new sketch to protect the population in also. We have a very key role to play in supporting the election. So thanks to meniscus. Security capacity with our helmets are policing to acetate or capacity. Our technical team rea- providing critical support to the electoral preparation. Indeed to the daily life of many central africans as is the un country team and humanitarian community. I'm when you talk to the government. What do they want from you. It's not just emergency does it. They want long-term support you say the international community is unified on. Its message to andac. Doesn't spoilers for the elections. But what does the government really want from the international community moving forward. Well let me speak avenue. The international community which is we're determines and we are committed to staying in the central african republic to ensure that in every village. A family has the opportunity to send the kids to school so working on education to ensure that the children are vaccinated is a massive vaccination program being ruled out that will take many years and everyone has access to decent health. We will stay. We will invest. we will support. We will follow. We were encouraged until such time as everybody has the opportunity to live a life indignity where we all should have.
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