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"It also said its troops had destroyed 25 tanks in the last two days. U.S. officials say a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon shot down off the U.S. coast was about 60 meters tall and carrying an airliner sized load. A U.S. defense official said the size and makeup of the balloon prevented it from being shot down while it was overland. The U.S. is still working to recover debris off the coast of South Carolina, and plane maker Boeing plans to cut about 2000 jobs from its finance and human resources department this year. The move comes as the aerospace company puts more of its resources into product services and technology development, Boeing says that it will overall increase its headcount with a focus on engineering and manufacturing. Those are the days headlines, back to you, Georgina. Many thanks carlotta. Now, Norway has proposed to provide $7.3 billion of aid to Ukraine over a 5 year period. The Nordic country is a major petroleum exporter and as a result of this, the government income is increased to record levels following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which forced huge increases to the price of gas in Europe. While joining me on the line is Lars berwanger, whose are Oslo correspondent Lars a few days ago, a group of Norwegian academics writes campaigners bestselling authors and a former minister urged Oslo to increase its support for Ukraine. What was the rationale behind this open letter by some of the country's leading luminaries? Well, it is very much what you said in your introduction there. The fact that Norway has made so much extra money on the rising gas prices and the falling gas exports from Russia, Norway is now Europe's largest gas exporter because Russian gas supplies had been shot off. That that money they argued should be put to good use and help Ukraine because of course the extra money has come into Norwegian coffers stage coffers because of the war in Ukraine. Now, the Norwegian prime minister yunaska already before Christmas last year hinted that a package like this, a long-term aid package was in the making and yesterday we got the details of that. The proposed grant has over 5 years and it won't necessarily go to the Ukrainian government. Is that because there are still concerns about corruption, Ukraine after all before the war was rated as one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. That is part of it. It's also very important the Norwegian government has pointed out to coordinate this aid with other countries help to Ukraine. So they will be a coordinating humanitarian aid with the most advanced humanitarian aid organizations that are already in Ukraine while the military aid should be coordinated with other European countries and the U.S. so that the aid can flow as easily as possible. It's no good for each country to try to do their own thing in Ukraine, the argument goes. So this coordination is very, very important. So therefore, also, they can't just give all this money directly to Ukrainian government. And how has Ukraine reacted to the news? President volodymyr zelensky welcomed him and said he was very grateful to the Norwegian government and the Norwegian prime minister in particular. He called it a significant contribution in Ukraine's fight against Russia and also for Ukraine's post war recovery. Of course, this is we should hope that the war will be over before this aid package is over. So a lot of it is aimed for the rebuilding of Ukraine after the war and after the fighting has ended. But for this first year, we're talking about 15 billion Norwegian Corona and that's about 1.5 U.S. dollars every year for 5 years and this first year it will be evenly divided between military aid and humanitarian aid. Thank you very much to Lars biva. You're listening to the briefing on monocle 24. Bell joining me from Azure studio is the journalist and former Vatican correspondent Juliet linley hello Juliet. Hello Georgina. Hello from Zürich. Now we're looking at the Swiss story first and this is about some indonesians suing a Swiss cement conglomerate. Tell us more. That's it. And I'm going to take the NZ Z for instance, which is hazard banner headline saying climate change is threatening their Paradise. So 11,000 kilometers might well separate the Indonesian island of Paris from the Swiss city of zhuk, but climate change knows no boundaries. And so four indonesians have filed a civil lawsuit against Swiss cement giant wholesome on the grounds that the conglomerate is destroying their homeland and sinking their island. So the islanders accuse wholesome of contributing to climate change with their carbon dioxide emissions and of threatening the very existence of the 1500 inhabitants of bari, and by 2050 they fear the sea will have swallowed up large parts of the island. So you may ask Georgina well, what this David and Goliath suit is based on? Well, article 28 in the Swiss civil code says that if someone is unlawfully infringed upon, they can bring legal action for their protection against anyone who participates in that infringement. Interesting. So this is the first lawsuit of its kind and the legal battle looks formidable Georgina, but if the plaintiffs are proven right, I guess we could expect a domino effect worldwide with large polluting conglomerates in the legal crossfires. Now, bear in mind that the Swiss group doesn't even do business in Indonesia anymore in 2018 it sold its Indonesian arm to Indonesian group. But no one in the world produces as much cement as wholesome, and it's among the 100 plus particularly climate damaging corporations that are said to be responsible for 70% of the world's historical emissions. Let's go to your former beat now the Vatican although actually the Vatican has a traveling themselves. South Sudan, this pilgrimage of peace, the Pope has been there and so have leaders of the Anglican and the reformed traditions in this very, very troubled region. Indeed, so the pontiff is now back at his desk at the Vatican, having been in Africa for almost a week, and it was a grueling tour of both the Democratic Republic of Congo and of South Sudan, so we'll focus on this second part of the trip, which was indeed a historic first, as it was carried out in conjunction, as you said, with the heads of the Anglican and the church of Scotland. So the interfaith pilgrimage of faith saw the three religious heads leading a prayer service together in predominantly Christian South Sudan's capital Juba, and they also met a group of displaced people in this war torn yet very rich in oil reserves country.
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on KOMO
"From como four and Shannon O'Donnell. Hi, everybody in a happy Monday night to you. It is beautiful outside starry summer overnight skies really comfortable sleeping weather for now. Maybe not for too much longer. We're going to crank up the mercury as the week goes on. Highs in the upper 80s to the low 90s as the heat peaks over puget sound come Wednesday and Thursday will cool slightly this weekend, early clouds afternoon sunshine Friday, Saturday and Sunday, highs closer to 80. In the coming four weather center, I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell. 82 in downtown Seattle are northwest news time now 6 35. A year ago today, the Taliban took over the capital of Afghanistan, women's freedoms have evaporated since the takeover and now most Afghans can only afford to eat one meal a day. Lisa jaffee turns to military analysts and retired four star general Barry McCaffrey for an update on Afghanistan. It's an impoverished nation. A lot of people still questioning whether Afghanistan is willfully harboring terrorists. Myth mulroy, the former Defense Department official is saying yeah, it's great what just happened with the CIA led killing of Al-Qaeda's leader recently, but he thinks that was far from the only Al-Qaeda member in Afghanistan. What do you think? Well, first of all, without question, Afghanistan is a tragic disaster for internally 39 million people, half of them at least facing acute hunger of notch starvation. Women and girls, humanitarian rights of evaporated. There's no cash in the hands of the Taliban government, such as it is to pay for food or salaries. The NGOs have non governmental organizations, humanitarian aid organizations have largely left no one has figured out how to get support to the Afghan people without having it go to the Taliban to aid their own repressive tendencies. So I think Afghanistan is in chaos, clearly there are Al-Qaeda and ISIS fighters still in the country. They will the ISIS has become an enemy of the Taliban. So I think they'll be confronted, but the Haqqani network is also openly now part of the Taliban government. That's essentially a criminal organization. So in the years to come in the months to come, we will see Afghanistan again become a chaotic Petri dish in which terrorist organizations can confine support. I don't think the over the horizon intelligence encounter terrorists operation works very well. But our intelligence systems are brilliant, the resolve is there. They'll make every effort to protect the American people and our allies. And that's retired four star general Barry McCaffrey of Seattle with the Lisa jaffee. The Iranian regime making its first public remarks about the gruesome assault on award winning author Salman Rushdie that took place last week and nearly took his life. ABC's jordana Miller has the latest from Jerusalem. Iran denying any involvement in the New York stabbing assault on author Salman Rushdie, that despite the regime's decades old fatwa or decree, demanding his killing for alleged blasphemy. The spokesman for Ron's foreign ministry instead, blaming rushdie himself, saying he exposed himself to popular fury by, quote, insulting the sacredness of Islam. Iran officially justifying the violent attack, implying its support that after state media has gloated about it for days. What Secretary of Defense Antony Blinken called, quote, despicable. Jordan Miller, ABC News, Jerusalem. And the mother of the man accused of standing rushed, he says she wants nothing more to do with her son, sylvan afford us telling the FBI that she's not going to bother talking to her son, had him at her again and the 24 year old New Jersey man is responsible for his own actions. The tar charged with attempted murder, rusty's agent says the 75 year old British Indian author is on a long road to recovery after he was stabbed ten times in the next stomach eye chest and the thigh. Russia is letting foreign investors sell bonds and collect payments for the first time since it invaded Ukraine as Stewart Smith reports from Moscow. The loosening of restrictions only applies to those from non hostile countries. The number of so called unfriendly countries now sits at 56, including giant economies like those of the U.S. Japan and the European Union, but last year 90% of foreign investment was held by citizens of these so called hostile countries, so the change will free only 2 billion U.S. dollars out of 20. However, a loosening of US Treasury restrictions implemented at the end of last month does allow a way out for some investors through certain banks, Stuart Smith, Moscow. Northwest newsstand now coming up on 6 40 and the ducks in utes get some love and a preseason college football poll, Bill Schwartz with details in the speak and plumbing sports updates. Coming off its PAC 12 championship Rick, the Utah running utes are ranked number 7 in The Associated Press college football survey, Oregon ducks number 11, neither Washington or Washington state received a single vote. Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia one two three. The Seahawks trade in ex duck for a former cardinal. Seattle picks up Stanford receiver JJ our Sega Whiteside from Philly and sand Oregon defensive back Hugo amadi to the igles. NFL rosters have to be trimmed from 90 to 85 players by tomorrow afternoon. The Seahawks host the bears in the second round preseason game Thursday night. This evening, it's the Mariners and angels playing hardball near Disneyland. Seattle dropped two out of three in Texas and struggled to touch home plate on the road, you have to hit. You're not gonna win games two to one three to two on the road. You're gonna have to put up three more points and we will. We'll get back to it. Have skipper Scott service hopes his lineup can generate
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on KOMO
"The story next Plus traffic and weather on the fours after ABC News Putin's invasion of Ukraine took a very ominous turn one of the 6 reactors at a nuclear power plant is burning after Russian bombardment The White House says President Biden and zelensky of Ukraine urged Russia to cease military activities in the area to let firefighters in The nuclear plant is in the Ukrainian town of zebra rosea a nearly ten hour drive from the capital Kyiv officials at the plant say they are not able to put out the fires because of continued Russian shelling The International Atomic Energy Agency demanding an immediate end to the bombing to prevent a nuclear disaster ABC's Andy field Putin and French president Macron talked on Thursday later French officials said the worst is yet to come in Ukraine Pentagon spokesman John Kirby Their whole world is seeing the Russians become more aggressive in their shelling and bombardment of city centers like kharkiv and Kyiv Ukraine and Russia negotiators met for a second time near the border with Belarus There have been reports of a possible ceasefire Richard cantu ABC News Stay connected stay informed with the northwest's only all news station Northwest news radio nar Sanders and here's what's happening a local doctor says there'll be an overwhelming number of trauma patients in Ukraine doctor Stephen Morris with UW medicine says what's critical is getting access to facility that can manage trauma both surgically and acutely when they arrive And also facilities that have access to blood products These are going to be the things that change bad outcomes into survivable situations Yeah the medical supplies will also be in high demand if you need to travel to or from Russia Expedia isn't going to help you do it The Seattle based travel website has blocked the ability to book travel to or from Russia in response to that country's invasion of Ukraine geek wire reports that change also affects the company's vacation rental sites It's unclear how long this new policy will last Boeing workers in our state are getting a little bump in their paycheck for a job well done to the tune of almost a half $1 billion Ryan Harris tells us about the incentive payments More than 59,000 workers in our state and 133,000 Boeing employees across the country will share in $1.1 billion in the incentive bonuses Boeing vice president for government operations Bill mcsherry tells me the employees have worked hard to streamline their processes to improve quality to improve safety and to prepare for the recovery that we're seeing in the domestic markets and that we know is on its way in the international markets The company is also offering its support for Ukrainian refugees and those forced out of their homes by the Russian invasion with $2 million for humanitarian aid organizations from the Boeing charitable trust Ryan Harris northwest news radio Growing problem of catalytic converter thefts has King County council member out with a plan to require scrap dealers to keep the detailed records of every converter they buy Those records include copies of the sellers government issued photo ID proof the seller owns the vehicle and at least two pictures of the converter itself Council member Reagan Dunn says it could be an immediate solution but it's a small part of the overall challenge We need to focus on the demand side but we also need law enforcement involved to continue and to frankly do a better job of arresting and prosecuting those individuals who are stealing these catalytic converters There's a lot of fronts that we need to fight on This is just one of those fronts The proposed ordinance dealers who don't keep all the records would face a $2000 fine for each instance Northwest news time 8 34 traffic every ten minutes on the fours from the dubin law group traffic center Tama Fulton And auburn and a highway one 62 near 128th street east It's a fully blocking the roadway in both directions traffic is starting to stack up there in auburn Still watching a serious crash in issaquah Lake Sammamish Parkway is closed in both directions between Southeast Asia fall city road and southeast 62nd street that will be closed for quite some time for a crash investigation and still watching our crash into coma on southbound 5 and south 48th street taking up the left line Our next northwest traffic at 8 44 Shannon O'Donnell has northwest forecast in the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center Happy Thursday night everybody heading into Friday tomorrow with a warmer and brighter day Heinz on either side of 50 is the sun starts to take over and the showers finally wind all the way down Even brighter and warmer just in time for the first weekend of March high stretching into the low to the mid 50s in the sunshine by Sunday and Monday In the couple four weather center I'm meteorologist Shannon O'Donnell This is our 44° in.
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on KOMO
"According to the news tribune Now the measure has already passed the House by a unanimous vote but now has to head back to the chamber for concurrence with the Senate version Jeff pojo at northwest news radio The growing problem of catalytic converter thefts has a King County council member out with a plan to require scrap dealers to keep detailed records of every converter they buy Those records include copies of the sellers government issued photo ID proof the seller owns the vehicle and at least two pictures of the converter itself Council member Reagan done says it could be an immediate solution but it's a small part of the overall challenge We need to focus on the demand side but we also need law enforcement involved to continue and to frankly do a better job of arresting and prosecuting those individuals who are stealing these catalytic converters There's a lot of fronts that we need to fight on This is just one of those strengths Under the proposed ordinance dealers who don't keep all the records would face a $2000 fine for each instance Boeing workers in Washington state getting a little help in their paycheck a bump for a job well done to the tune of almost a half $1 billion Ryan Harris tells us about the incentive payments More than 59,000 workers in our state and 133,000 Boeing employees across the country will share in $1.1 billion in the incentive bonuses Boeing vice president for government operations Bill mcsherry tells me the employees have worked hard to streamline their processes to improve quality to improve safety and to prepare for the recovery that we're seeing in the domestic markets and that we know is on its way in the international markets The company is also offering its support for Ukrainian refugees and those forced out of their homes by the Russian invasion with $2 million for humanitarian aid organizations from the Boeing charitable trust Ryan Harris northwest news radio A local doctor says there will be an overwhelming number of trauma patients in Ukraine doctor Stephen Morse with UW medicine says this is what's critical Getting access to a facility that can.
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"This is all things considered from NPR news I'm Michelle Martin We're going to turn now to a political drama brewing in Israel former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu who's on trial for corruption is in talks to reach a plea bargain It's such a deal goes forward it could force Netanyahu to take a break from politics which could have big implications for Israel's future And PR's Daniel estrin is on the line with us now from Tel Aviv to tell us more Daniel welcome thanks so much for talking with us Thanks for having me Michelle First could you just remind us about Netanyahu's corruption trial What charges is he facing Yeah he's facing three corruption cases and they all involve his relationships with media moguls including a Hollywood producer an Israeli head of a news website and the charges are that he gave them favors and he got gifts in returns Champagne cigars positive press coverage So he's facing some pretty serious charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust These charges have really weakened him politically So so much so that he was ousted last year after round after round of elections His trial his corruption trial has been going on for months Witnesses have been called to the stand and now we're hearing this news of a potential plea bargain which is really coming as a surprise So what would be the terms of this hypothetical plea bargain by Netanyahu Well so far we're hearing media leaks nothing's official yet This is being negotiated behind closed doors I spoke to a person involved in the negotiations who told me that under a potential deal Netanyahu would admit to breach of trust not fraud And in exchange he would not serve jail time And there's still a disagreement on if this deal comes through on whether Netanyahu would be forced to leave office for 7 years which would put him out of office out of public life until he's about 80 years old I also spoken to a justice official who wouldn't go into details but he confirmed that these talks are ongoing What would be Netanyahu's motivation to reach a plea bargain Because he certainly is not shy about fighting for his position when he thinks he's right And what does the Israeli public think Yeah well Netanyahu really has been fighting these allegations He's been waging a war against the justice system He's been calling the charges against him trumped up and really politicized the justice system But now the attorney general is retiring in just two weeks And so Netanyahu may have an interest in getting this deal now rather than in the future whenever his future successor comes And the attorney general may see a plea bargain also as favorable as a kind of way to reach a ceasefire and to lower the flames on this fight against the justice system to kind of restore democracy The Israeli public is divided in Netanyahu supporters would probably rather see him fight the charges but probably willing to support him no matter what he decides His critics are extremely critical about a possible plea bargain They fear he may figure out a way to wiggle his way out of the deal somehow and figure out a way to come back to politics even not wait it out for 7 years We mentioned that this could have wider implications for the country could you just talk briefly about that What impact could this have on the country going forward Oh this could be a political earthquake for Israel It could of course lead to a leadership race in Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party if he steps down And it could even collapse Israel's government and we could see the current government which is a diverse coalition collapse and right wing parties try to clinch power and come together with Netanyahu's successors That was NPR's Daniel estrin speaking to us from Tel Aviv Daniel Thank you so much for sharing your reporting on this You're welcome To Afghanistan now where the United Nations estimates that nearly 23 million people are at risk right now for potentially life threatening hunger which is why last week UN secretary general Antonio Guterres issued an urgent plea to the international community for $5 billion in humanitarian aid to help Afghans get through what could be a devastating winter Without a more concerted effort from the international community will make that virtually every man woman and child in Afghanistan could face acute poverty This humanitarian crisis comes just months after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan last August which led to the collapse of the U.S. supported government in Kabul and the Taliban taking control of the country Despite that turmoil some humanitarian aid organizations continue to work there action against hunger is one of them Mike bunker is the group's country director in Kabul Before August we didn't have half of the population in the country that is going to bed hungry at night We didn't have a complete collapse of the economic situation Currently the biggest let's say challenge that we have to face right now is the fact that people are suffering Even before the U.S. withdrawal Afghanistan depended heavily on international development aid to keep its basic infrastructure running Everything from the power grid and roads to the country's hospitals and schools Now that the international aid has dried up bunka says the country's economy has all but collapsed leaving many Afghans without any income And although there has been a significant uptick in terms of the humanitarian aid that we're delivering and I'm very thankful for that we do see that just making sure that people are alive is not enough And that really has changed How are people coping Well that's a very good question I think that the people in Afghanistan are used to a lot of hardship and I think that most of the people will say okay this is not a challenge that we have to face But if we see that by spring there is no progress and no improvements in this situation And I think that's like the 1990s we will again see a lot of gadi people leaving Afghanistan and going to the neighboring countries Is the crisis visible I guess what I'm asking is that people who've traveled to other countries that have been under severe duress say that they can actually see it Like they see people actually losing body weight It's just a kind of a sense of listlessness that takes over because people are literally are not getting enough calories I mean is this something that a crisis that you can actually see Yeah and action against hunger we actually go through the people in villages and check on the health status And we see people in these villages who have been skipping over mules We find cases of severe malnourishment under children that are really are starving And that's horrifying With the Taliban power how safe is it for your group to operate in the country does the Taliban approve of or support what you are doing In terms of acceptance by the Taliban and the new administration the programming that we are doing is quite well received because also the Taliban data from their people to hunger And in that sense there is support from the new administration in order to facilitate our activities I mean I'm sure you understand the geopolitics of all this is that governments that have been at odds with the Taliban who don't agree with their systems of governments You know they're human rights framework which they disagree with They don't want to be seen as supporting or propping up this regime On the other hand this is a crisis of massive proportions What would make a difference Well I think that the problem is getting so big that we risk of.
Strength to Strength
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"That place that gift for your word and thank you for being willing to share with the Wearing jesus name emam rate Just to announce sincere and the first is the next week we do have an upcoming Topic on afghanistan and bryant. Maybe you win to share the minister to on that around the next announcement or yes. We did have rather gendi scheduled for to talk about. What is the king mugad. And he kindly was willing to move his talk later So we could focus on something that's actually very Very needed of right now Nest particularly afghan refugees refugees coming into north america in ways that we can help and so on lord willing to have three brothers on here next Saturday morning up about different ways that we can help Said we can. Yeah be praying about that. There's there's two. The brothers are are still contemplating. There's security issues here And so if if there is any one here on the call His who is involved with helping afghan refugees in any way or is connected to This work would like to share or give me some resources are people who they know that are involved in this amendment to any leads So yeah obviously if huge need Just incredibly sad. What else happening there. i'm sure that most of us here of seen the news with a recent the dren strike that happened in the last two or three weeks how that actually was studied away but the person that was killed african killed was a gentleman who's who's worked with humanitarian aid organization it was not An actual alabama or. I guess isis person as the thought he was just seems like afghanistan. Right now is just so sad. News is going on there and obviously thousands of a north america With no place to go and a cassette unique opportunity for us to rise out and help at least a not a break and so yeah. Any kind of resources are information of less. You're involved in this. Please pass them on to us. And that'll be our the khustar. Next excited.
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on Cold
"Every sunday whenever i leave my section. I am handcuffed behind my back and my legs are shackled. I'm allowed one to our visit. All visits are non contact. I have not touched a loved one. Since i received the death penalty bishops in the mormon tradition are not professional clergy. They have jobs and families and serve on a volunteer basis the bishops assigned to the prisons death row unit rotated every few years. When john newton departed in two thousand five doug continued meeting with his replacement. A man named brent sharman. Brandt was a phd level psychologist who had spent his career providing counselling through lds family services. A church owned nonprofit behavioral health provider. Brent's wife janet was vice president of student life at brigham young university. The churches premiere private school. Doug had never finished high school but the sherman's pulled strings to get him enrolled in correspondence courses through byu. That wasn't the only opportunity provided dug through his new connections. This comes from the news. Archives of tv not everyone gets to peruse family documents in foreign archives. We enable people to make searches for family history. Enter the lds church. Its sponsors a nonprofit family. History organization called family search family search is a digital genealogical repository which boasts the largest collection of family history records in the world it includes billions of images of historical documents gathered from around the globe. Those images are then sent to salt lake city and within a month the records are published on family. Search dot org but not before the names dates and places are transcribed by volunteers including some utah. State prison inmates. Doug wasn't eligible to take part in that work because he lived in maximum security with no access to the computer lab. He petitioned prison staff to make an exception. And after some deliberation they agreed to let him use a laptop for the genealogy work the man overseeing the inmate volunteers on behalf of the church at the time was a missionary named gary webster. Gary had a long history with the prison. I started working there in the late sixties. While pursuing his master's degree in social work in the late seventies gary had taken a job with the utah board of pardons and parole. He'd been the board's executive secretary in august of eighty at the time of doug's parole hearing in the armed robbery case. Gary signature is on the paperwork that allowed doug to walk free in eighty two after he had served just half of the minimum term. Gary had been on the parole board when ogden shop killer. Dale selby pierre who i mentioned in episode nine came up for a clemency. Hearing ahead of his execution selby almost always avoided i contact during his hearing before the boorda pardons. He stared at the table or the floor. When addressing board members the only time he showed strong emotion during the two-day hearing was when he described almost daily beatings during his childhood many for just minor infractions. Selby who was black had found religion in prison. He had connected with a catholic priest sell. The he says studied the life of saint augustine a fourth century christian who repented after a life of debauchery. He had said he was no longer the same man who had killed three people in the basement of the hi-fi shop. This individual will not is not capable of doing deeds medicine. Four gerry. who is white had not been swayed. He had voted in favor of execution two decades later. Gary received a calling from the church of jesus christ to replace brent sharman as bishop over you into one at the utah state prison. He began meeting with doug level failing to piece together that they had met before in their talks. Doug told gary he hoped to be resentenced to life with the possibility of parole. Even if the parole board never let him out of prison he would at least be moved from maximum security back into general population. Gary believed doug exhibited genuine remorse. He was likewise impressed by doug philanthropic efforts which included writing many letters. Like this one to a group of teenage latter-day saints before coming to prison. I became a bit of a lost soul. I made horrible choices in my life that have had a deep negative impact on many lives. Doug had grown prolific with these epistles had a lot of anger and frustration. Build up inside of me and all too often guys like me have a hard time expressing their thoughts and feelings. Because it's not a guy thing to do big mistake. He often extolled the virtues of therapy talking about how it had helped him change from the disturbed man. He had once been even after twenty two years in prison. I still get teary eyed. When i reflect on things. I've done what those things were. He didn't bother to say. I hope you will love. Respect and value life and family family is an absolute treasure. that has all too often misplaced. My mom died in nineteen ninety-one. I was unable to attend her funeral. She and i were always very close in to this day. It still tugs at my heart. That i was not there for her. Gary at one point learned the church had never taken disciplinary action against doug over the rape or murder of joyce joost he convened a priesthood council which resulted in doug's excommunication. Doug was kicked out of the church into which had been baptized as a child. Doug seemed to take his excommunication in stride. Not giving up on his charitable efforts. He even wrote to prison warden. Stephen turley in august of two thousand eleven to propose a partnership between the church and the inmates of you into one over the many years. The lds church has encouraged members to get involved in service projects living in a maximum security building. It has been difficult finding a service project. The church would support and one that would not be a security risk to the prison. Doug said he had come up with one in which he and other inmates would assemble humanitarian aid. Kits using materials provided by the church. This humanitarian service project would not only benefit children around the world. But it would also be a value to us in being able to give back to society and give us a real and needed sense of self worth. This proposal went nowhere. The church already operated its own humanitarian aid organization. Get informed dug. His offer was appreciated but not necessary. Doug proposal for that humanitarian aid. Kit project just happened to come on the heels of his victory at the utah supreme court which detailed in the last episode. The high court cleared the way for doug to formally withdraw his guilty plea to the murder of joyce joost. It's not right. What happens to people. You're caught up in this mess and you can't. You can't stop it. That had set the stage for a new. Trial system has so many many flaws. Joyce's children kim. Salazar and greg roberts through their attorney pressed the court to make that happen sooner rather than later do it do it do it. Judge michael lion scheduled the trial for february of two thousand fourteen. But first things. I dug needed a new attorney. He'd been living on death row for nearly twenty years and had no financial resources to speak of as a result. The court appointed him a public defender. Defense attorneys in capital cases have to meet certain requirements to make sure defendants accused of death penalty crimes where their very lives are on the line have competent and experienced representation in utah. This is called rule. Eight we county where doug was charged maintained individual contracts with a small number of public defenders. Only a couple were rule. Eight certified one was named michael bowis judge line assigned michael deduct case. Along with a second attorney named sean young. They went to work beginning in august of two thousand eleven. Michael visited doug at the prison and spoke to him several times a month by telephone. They exchanged letters right up until may of two thousand twelve when doug stopped responding. Doug-soon told michael. He didn't want to work with him any longer and asked to having another attorney appointed but doug also told the court. He had a long standing beef with the only other rule. Eight certified public defender.
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"A new exhibit to the National Law Enforcement Museum. It is, of course, a 9 11 exhibit, and this one recognizes the 72 officers killed on September 11th. As well as 236 officers who died of illnesses contracted while working during the very hazardous conditions there at the World Trade Center. It's just three years old. But the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund Museum Open now for a second time on August 27. That's because it was closed due to the pandemic, and they have this new, very powerful exhibit. But also they have. In addition to that they have 20 plus artifacts on display of airplane fragments from flight 93. They have a steel beam from the World Trade Center. They have a limestone block. From the damaged section of the Pentagon and part of the damaged food cart from flight 93. When Todd Beamer famously said, Are you ready? OK, let's roll. 20 years later there solemnly recalling the heroes lost of these senseless attacks. They also want to make sure that law enforcement officers, particularly brothers and sisters, who were there to protect all of us, also, and those who sadly lost their lives during and after 9 11. Are recognized. So bravo to them and absolutely worth the visit to this incredible and very powerful museum. And we are talking, of course, because right now, law enforcement is definitely gonna have its hands full as we head into this 9 11 anniversary. We're going to be doing by the way a lot of special programming here on 77 W. ABC. Because obviously, you know, 9 11 affected all of us around the country, but especially right here. You know, in our home city. We were also devastated. I had a friend who was on the plane. That crashed into of course in the Pentagon, Barbara Olson, I think about her, I'm going to be thinking about her so much a 9 11. I know So many of you knew loved ones that were either in the twin towers or elsewhere or or ran to help ran to safety ran to do whatever they could. Ran to give food to those who are running away. I mean, there's just so many of these amazing incredible stories, and we're going to be showcasing many of them here on 77 W. ABC doing lots of special programming. I'm very honored myself and Dominic Carter. And also Mayor Giuliani, America's mayor. Also, John Katzman TV is the great owner of our station Here on 77 W. ABC. We will be all be doing very, very special coverage showcase saying 9 11 on 9 11 and I'm so so honored to be a part of it, and I worry so much as we are heading into this anniversary. Because Terrorists like symbols. They like to get us caught off guard, But they also like to be able to say God. Okay, we know that you were protecting. We know that you had extra security. We know that you had all these other things, And yet we were still able to do some sort of a strike or some sort of a surprise attack or do something And for that reason, law enforcement and we have the best of the best here in New York, but they will definitely be on guard and definitely be watching out to make sure that we are all safe on 9 11. But many members of Congress are deeply concerned at what's happening in Afghanistan because they feel that we are in worse shape than we were right after 9 11. They feel that we are in much worse shape because we don't have our eyes and ears on the ground. We cannot trust the Taliban. Now, these guys who gave Osama bin Laden safe harbor are now in the government and they're talking about maybe recognizing them. They're talking about sending humanitarian aid to these thugs, and now they're not even letting Americans out the ones that are desperately there. And if you just heard are great interview great comments from Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer. He was saying that he thinks there's up to 5000 Americans that are still in Afghanistan. Not 100. To me. That number sounds a lot more correct than the one. There's no way that there's just 100 in Afghanistan. Not that it's a great place to visit. But if you listen to even the numbers that the State Department said that they pulled out They said they only pulled down about 6000. So that means that there was what 6000 in Afghanistan. That's not correct. There was definitely a lot more because there was so many humanitarian aid organizations that were there on the ground, and a lot of Americans were running them. Lot of the Americans were working in them and a lot of them. I'm sure are desperately trying to flee. And you just heard from Tony, not a single one that they have dealt with. They're trying to help with the evacuation. Not a single one, has said that they got a warning from the American government saying, Come on out. I mean, that's incredible. Not a single one got one of those 19 warnings that Secretary of State, Blinken says, are there I mean, what a bunch of hogwash Everybody 1 808 489 to 2 to 1 808 489222 Here is Congressman Mike McCaul. And he said he is deeply concerned where America is now in regard to terrorism, especially as we fast approach this 20th anniversary of 9 11 going back to pre 9 11. Right now, But it's worse. It's worse because now they're fully armed with with our weapons, our helicopters and pallets of our cash. Wow. Pallets of our cash, our weapons which are going to be many pallets of cash if they sell them, and obviously the U. S government, Dis Biden administration did nothing to stop it. It. Just it discussed me to my core, Everybody. 1 808 489222. Let's go to Byron in the Bronx. Byron, you're here on the Rita Cosby Show. Go ahead, Byron. Good evening reader. It's not really being said in the media, although I'm sure that the U. S. Intelligence Services are aware of this that while we prepared to commemorate 9 11 The terrorists are getting ready to do a commemoration of their own..
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on IsraAID
"So I want to tell you about something, you know, we're all we're all talking about what we're going through in, you know, the year of COVID and all that stuff. And it's now been just over a year. But what is it like to be on the ground? And working to reduce the impact of COVID-19, especially in places where there isn't a lot of assistance. Now there's someone called Molly Bernstein and another person called Sita katia pe. And they know this very well. They're from something called Israel. Which is an international non governmental humanitarian aid organization. They're based in Israel. And one of their massive tusks is a vaccine program in our neighbor country is satini, right? We're going to find out from them. We've got Mali and we've got CT here. Hey Molly, hey Sita, how are you guys? Good morning. Thank you. Great. Great. Good to see you, both. Sita, I hope I got your surname right. It is. I'm actually from Australia, so I kind of pronounce it with the Australian accent, but it's very close. So no problem. How do you do it in an Australian accent? Go on. Cassiope. Cassiope is good. So Molly, thanks very much for joining us, guys. First of all, tell us about isra aid. It's ISR a and then AID. You guys are obviously one of these great organizations that does all this incredible work and nobody ever hears about you until they're involved. And the whole of the whole of SRT basically, oh, you guys some thanks for starting their vaccine program. It probably wouldn't have any vaccinations in swaziland, Eswatini if it wasn't for you guys. How did this all begin, money? So the Ministry of Health in a Switzer approached us in collaboration with the Kursk foundation and invited us to come to the look and see how we can support with their vaccine rollout..
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on IsraAID
"I'm Tama, Israeli senior director of development and communications based in our headquarters here in television. And I'm delighted to welcome you to our special women's day event. Thank you all so much for coming. It's an absolute honor to spend women's day with you all. So a tiny word about Israel before we kick off this exciting event. Israeli is an international non governmental humanitarian aid organization based in Israel. Since we were founded in 2001, our teams have worked in emergency and long-term development settings in more than 50 countries around the world. In our missions to support people affected by humanitarian crisis. We partner with local communities around the world to provide urgent aid, a system recovery and reduce the risk of future disasters. And since today is all about women, it's important to note that much of our work in humanitarian contexts often focuses on issues that can affect women disproportionately. Including, for example, our programs responding to and preventing gender based violence in South Sudan. Employment training and language classes for refugee women in Greece and distributing dignity dignity kits, including menstrual hygiene products in the emergency response period following most humanitarian crises. And we're really excited to hear more about all of this today from our panelists. Now it's my real real honor and privilege to introduce esa eisen who will be chairing this women's day panel. Featuring some truly amazing Israeli professionals..
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"Now how did you first see that. As a parent. I wouldn't think necessarily like cia. Training and parenting have a lot. I would think those van diagrams are just two separate circles right. But what even gave you this concept. I love that you said van diagram because that is totally how. I've used to see a. And i describe it like that a lot because i thought of like. Here's my life over here at the cia and then it became apparent and they're like these two separate spheres but really there is so much overlap in it wasn't until i had observed away. My husband was parenting. So he had three kids when we met and they were six eight and nine and he was already using some of these principles. And i remember. I was kind of skeptical at first. Because i had viewed visas parts of my life. And i always thought i would be more of a helicopter type parent. I was a lot more anxious than he was. Of course. I was coming from the analytic side. I was someone who's more data driven. More kind of black and white. The way i viewed the world or my husband is much more kind of suave lives in the gray true spy i suppose and you know he was using some of these principles and i noticed that he gave his kids so much autonomy but he also just kinda gave him this independence. They were making purchases in the store by themselves. They were all able to ride a motorcycle at those ages. They were shooting bowen arrow. They would just really interesting kids so well rounded and that's one of the key qualities that we emphasize throughout the book. It's this idea of being well rounded because when you're conducting espionage you're building relationships with other people with an ultimate goal of getting them to agree to a clandestine relationship with the cia riots union to build trust with them and one of the best ways to build trust is to build a rapport through common interests and socio officers often want to be very multifaceted so that they can build these relationships with people in so that's a concept that we've adapted with our kids and that was one of the things that i noticed right off the bat with ryan's kids when we were dating was that they were so multifaceted and they i mean they were more interesting than i was and i was nearly thirty years old and i was like. Oh my goodness these kids have all these hobbies their incredible and so i knew he was doing something right. You might think from the outside that teaching kids to ride motorcycles and shoot bows arrows and being ready for any outcomes that that would create kids who are constantly looking over their shoulder who were fearful or who lived in our reality where something really bad's going to happen all the time but in practice you have found that's actually the opposite is true exactly so yeah it does the opposite. It's not raising them to be paranoid thinking that there's danger lurking around every corner. You know instead. Were preparing them to go out in the world by introducing these ideas in a very organic adventurous and fun way over
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"How old are all these kids that you have so our kids are ranging from three to eighteen so we are going to college and just a few weeks which is wild and then yeah. We have as young as three. It's a full house around here especially during pandemic got gets a thoughts and prayers from us. Thank you that really. Is everything combined. You've got diapers and college applications by day. Are you out of diapers hopefully. Yeah that was one of the pros to the pandemic as that. I got to do body training. We'll having nowhere to go. Yes yes that's important so christina. I wanna start with how you became a spy. Because it's one of these jobs that you know somebody does but you don't think that you could do. It isn't something that you could decide to do. How did you choose this life yourself. You know it's funny. You ask because it really was more of an accident than anything else. I went to college indiana university. I studied linguistics and swahili african studies. It was something that really interested me. I had no idea what i was going to do after college. I knew i wanted to be in africa. I thought i'd probably do the peace corps do some sort of humanitarian aid organization. So it's like how does someone with that plan and up at the cia but they actually recruited me off of my campus. They were looking for foreign language speakers. And as you can imagine. Swaziland zulu are not languages. They come across very often in america. And so that gave me a bit of a leg up. And i just fell into the interview and had a really fantastic experience with the recruiter. When he was explaining to me that i would be able to analyze african politics and african leaders. You know for our. Us policymakers i would write for our president. I would travel back and forth to the continent and it sounded pretty exciting. I'd never considered espionage before. And i didn't realize that there was a part of it that was kind of more of the nerdy research side. That really spoke to me and so i fell into it and then of course later on in my career did transition over to the operational side and did some more clandestine work which means i was collecting intelligence meeting with the assets and collecting foreign intelligence to the us dad and a little bit on both sides of the house. Now our impression of spies is obviously pretty wacky. Probably to you coming from mostly movies and tv shows what people get wrong about what the life of us is like..
WDTK The Patriot
"humanitarian aid organization" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Know, when you sit back and look at all of these calamities that have been impacting not only the countries where food for the poor serves, but I mean, really around the world. I mean, it's just It's just hope. Strange, historic period of time. And, you know, I think it's it would be natural. Maybe. And you probably felt this. I know I have during the last year just to like, throw up your hands and just be like well. I know what we could do about all of this. But the reality is we all have the opportunity to make a positive difference. Right? And sometimes it's just hard to know how and where. Because the problem seems so immense. Where do you begin? But you know, I love what sister Two races said, um, that I always kind of butchered this quote, but hopefully I'll do it justice. But basically, she said, just, you know, if you can't save everyone Then save one, right? Right. And that's what I love about this at $37 to provide six months of life saving food. I'm confident there are many, many people listening right now. I would say. You know what? Yeah, I could rescue a child from starvation and let's be honest. Have you? It all felt like just Just hopeless to do anything good in the world lately. What a great opportunity to feel better, right? Great. Is there a better way to feel better about the world situation than to actually put ah little bit of your money into action and making it a better place whether it's for one child or family? And so that's what I love about the opportunity that we're bringing before you today. Yes, your blessing. One of these hurting families are hurting Children with his life saving food. But it also comes back to you because it feels so good to do good deeds in the world. It's part of our hard wiring as human beings. We are hardwired to want to do good things and to help our fellow man. You know, I just think that that's The way that God innately wired all of us Now we can kind of get lost from that along the way, But if you've never tried it, maybe you've never given to a charity like food for the poor. Any aid humanitarian aid organization could I just encourage you stick? Stick your toe in the water. I mean, 37 bucks? Sure, you know, come on. I mean, let's be honest, most of us 37 bucks. Well, we'll toss it away in a week won't even know where it goes. Can you imagine how good you'll feel? Knowing You gave $37 about 15 cents a day over the next six months. By the way, you spread it out. That money went to rescue a child from starvation. How cool would that be? That's what you can do right now. Really hope that you'll jump in and join in this life Saving effort. 855849 46 73 855849 46 73 Take about four minutes of your time on the phone, or you could do it quickly and securely online it Patriot Detroit calm. You're looking for that red food for the poor. Emergency food relief banner. Just a case You missed the number once again. Here it is 8558494673. And if you're in the metropolitan area, and you're motoring during the rush hour you're saying to yourself, you know, one boy home. I hear what you're saying. I kind of think it's important for me to be engaged. Well, then we'll be on the air for a few minutes more. And if you should arrive home after we leave the air, you can still dial that number 8558494673. Whether you're listening in Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Royal Oak, Redford Township, Dearborn, West Land Wayne can doesn't matter. Call that number right now and make the very best donation. You can believe me. Ladies and gentlemen, you'll be glad you did. Now on time, traffic and weather on the Patriot Couple response where you're gonna be on the brakes around the metro Detroit area. If you're headed over to 75 north on which we live and what they have the ambassador Bridge. You can certainly count on two ways There is for a slowdown. Sicko. You're gonna find yourself slow, also through construction. This continues along 75, the service truck North bound between two grown and Campbell Street in Detroit as clothes for work right through December of 2023. Also, it's construction that continues a Griswald Street north and south at fourth Street. Single lane closures scheduled right through January. 31st 75 North Spring wells. The entrance and exit ramps closed for construction right through the end of February. The forecast for tonight snow showers this evening. Becoming partly cloudy overnight alot of 19 degrees tomorrow mix of clouds and sun in the morning. Then skies will turn cloudy by afternoon with a high of 27. Mostly cloudy for Thursday with a high of 38 degrees. Now it's 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies around metro Detroit. I'm Scott Bradley by the Patriot F M one, a 1.5 and a in 1400. If you owe back taxes, there's a lot you need to know. Starting with Rule number one Don't mess with the I. R s They are cracking down this year by sending out heart stopping letters actively garnishing paychecks, Levy in bank accounts and putting leans on homes and businesses. That's all true, but it's also true. There's a way out. It's called the Fresh Start Initiative and important Government program for Tax debt assistance. It's one of the biggest breaks the iris has.
Airbnb reverses on delisting Israeli settlements, won't profit off West Bank
"Airbnb will allow listing properties from settlements throughout the West Bank. But will donate profits from those rentals to humanitarian aid organizations Israel, strongly condemned. The San Francisco based company when it announced plans last year to delist about two hundred homes and settlements which are disputed by Palestinians companies doing business in those settlements risk getting blacklisted by a movement known as boycott divest. Sanctions most of the international community view settlements in Israel occupied. Territories as