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Trump participates in annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

02:36 min | 3 months ago

Trump participates in annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon

"Corn and cobb horn and cobb fire up the google earth. This are some prodigious birds there the pair of bull basbug balls doing it out for a thanksgiving pardon from president trump making their grand debut at a swanky washington dc. Monday wasn't the presidential suite. But i'll tell you what it's Quite the swanky digs broad breasted white turkeys from iowa were introduced at the willard intercontinental hotel. That's where they're staying ahead of todays pardoning ceremony at the white house rose garden voting now open for all of us to pick who will get plucked for the pardon and be named the official national thanksgiving turkeys now. Both birds were born on june second but corn is a little chunky chunkier actually weighing in at forty two pounds to cobb swell measly. Forty one pounds as i said. These are some big birds and according to one report that i pulled. Let's see this is a piece by tomorrow lapping now. The new york post differences don't end there. Cobb has a knack for solving puzzles munch on soybeans. Oh and also wants to tour. Dc monuments while porn is a college football fan and budding storm chaser. Who one day hopes to visit the iowa. State fair okay. The foul fortunate enough to receive the pardon will be announced at today's ceremony. Though neither will be on the dinner table for thanksgiving. Both birds will be shipped off to retirement at the iowa state. University's the animal science department. After the event now just acacia keeping track. The presentation of turkey to the white house began in nineteen forty seven. This is when president harry. Truman was in office. But it wasn't until nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty nine that the of pardoning the birds actually began with the proclamation signed by president. George h w bush now there have been some speculation over whether the tradition would continue on this year amid the pandemic but the event will proceed though with a smaller impersonal audience and social distancing measures this of course as a result of these spread the surge of a covid nineteen corncob do pointing out for print president. Trump's pardon

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No Swim Advisory Issued For Downtown Miami, South Beach

Rush Limbaugh

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

No Swim Advisory Issued For Downtown Miami, South Beach

"A no swim fishing and boating advisory is up for Biscayne Bay between the MacArthur Causeway and the Rickenbacker Causeway. Ah, leaking a 16 inch wastewater pipe near the Intercontinental Hotel said about 120,000 gallons of untreated waste into the water. The league had Since been contained. Florida's high high speed speed passenger passenger rail rail system system will will soon soon include include a a

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Potential Hotel Merger and Airbnb IPO

MarketFoolery

04:26 min | 7 months ago

Potential Hotel Merger and Airbnb IPO

"We've got reports of a potential merger between two hotel operators overseas a corps which is based in France and intercontinental hotels based in. Although I H G. owns. Hotel brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. Neither of the stocks are really moving a whole lot on this news, but this should be interesting to see play out in part because. I think this would create the largest hotel company in the world in terms of properties. It might in their hotel operators rather than sort of owners for the most part of hotel. So they're they're both reasonably asset light businesses If they were more in the business of owning hotels, themselves rather than providing management services. I think they'd both be in a lot more trouble stocks today because that that's a lot of near empty properties in a lot of cases, and so there. You know hoping that they get their management service bills paid on time by all those hotels who are owned by other companies. But yeah, they're the ones who create the brands where required the brands over the years they've got a lot of different brands posted these companies many which you would know but the sense that the merger makes a core is a strongest. In Europe. And as well in some parts of Asia and the Middle East and I H G intercontinental hotels group stronger here in the US with the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza and also very strong in China. So it's a good geographical merger potentially although it seems very early based on the the reports to conclude that this is going to go anywhere. Yeah. Based on the stuff I read this morning there's definitely some smoke. We don't know if there's going to be fire yet. So we'll. We'll see how that plays out. Also airbnb has filed paperwork with the SEC for a confidential IPO and. I have no idea how this is going to go. Because right now AIRBNB is not disclosing financial information and they're not disclosing how many shares are going to be offered. so as someone who has used airbnb on multiple occasions as a customer and has enjoyed the experience based on what I'm getting from AIRBNB so far in terms of information, I have no interest in this whatsoever. Right No, you would not as an investor want to go too far down the road of the thinking about something it won't provide you any of the numbers and the numbers are unlikely to be attractive right now, which is one of the reasons why they are probably thinking they need the money as as bad as things have been for the hospitality industry and I think they're projecting or analyst or somebody is projecting that their revenue could be half of what it was last year the nevertheless, this might be a better time to take advantage of stock market. Enthusiasm of for companies like AIRBNB than at other times, it's it's valued. Its last round of. Raising money. I was valued of far cheaper than it was back in two thousand seventeen. So things haven't been going their way obviously, but they probably need the money. But at some point, they're gonNA have to give up some information. Aren't they? I mean if they if they file an s one. Yes. Yes. I mean unless there are. Really. Trusting investors out there I just love the name whatever's going on. I'm with you. Thousand shares. I. Don't care now they're now there are some investors like that out there, but they're not deep-pocketed wants. Some some people throwing money around these days in the market without looking closely at the numbers at times, but not enough of them to fund an AIRBNB. IPO.

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Impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

Bloomberg Businessweek

07:00 min | 10 months ago

Impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

"Here's our conversation with the CEO of intercontinental hotels group D. for a challenging time for the industry I mean when you think about the impact that the travel restrictions social distancing borders being closed cancellation of conferences meetings and events you know we've never seen an impact the demand for the township like this no I when I look at the start of the year we had a fairly good January and February and then as an industry we saw revenues begin falling quite quickly it in March and and the impact on people's been significantly I mean this industry employees travelling towards one in ten jobs globally and so you seen millions of people in the U. S. become unemployed in a very visual creative talent and so keep help us understand how that plays through to your business you know by the numbers mean how many people have you have been affected within your company by this either temporarily or or god forbid permanently yeah so I mean we have a a model where we are basically a franchise or for most of our business right okay Mr tell that we have around the world no six thousand a really small businesses are individually owned hotel main point fifteen twenty fifty people on about four hundred thousand people who work in hotels around the world and many of those people today have been furloughed or been in being made employee and so on thankfully the U. S. impact the cash back then had the paycheck protection program which enabled the small businesses to hopefully retain a lot of the staff at the corporate level we've been cutting people's salaries we've been cutting capital expenditures really focusing on the quiddity to make sure that we can get through this very very challenging time in the industry having said that you know keep in having kind of an asset light business how is that protected you as a company overall from from falling into deeper crisis yeah it really I mean we were some of the less leveraged companies out there in this industry and because we don't know a lot of assets we have less exposure so about focus really isn't on customers and colleagues and our owners and how do we help all those different individuals and stakeholders get through this so customers been about giving them flexibility on bookings and so forth with a colleague has been helping them access the that the programs around the world whether it's the the program here in the U. K. with the government I'm basically funding up to eighty percent of someone to pay up to twenty five hundred pounds what is in the federal unemployment and local employment in the U. S. with our owners accessing small business loans that turn to grants to been very very focused on that because those are the people that being the hardest impacted and we know by looking after all the stakeholders and helping them get through this we can come out of this the stronger business and help your business but it is again yeah people talk about challenging I mean I know I've been to the financial crisis I've been through you know nine eleven and we've never seen demand drunk like this and I think and if he's going to have to think about how to come out of this and how do we work with government and we work as an industry to help businesses stay vibrant right during this time frame re open and then see what the what the new normal click going forward but we want to talk about that new normal for sure but one thing I want to ask you about keep before we get too far away from it is what the experience of your owners and your colleague said it has been in terms of accessing those small business loans because we're hearing hearing reports about availability we've heard a little bit of controversy of you know who's getting it ends not what's coming back to you as your colleagues report in well let me start by saying just just for the record I see we have not received any funds from the paycheck protection program full stop and we've been very focused on getting under there so we've been hosting webinars from day one helping owners get to these programs on it had really good success with it number of wonderful stories about hotels Holiday Inn express that was close was able to access the program and then reopen it hired staff back to sell it hasn't been perfect clearly by the think about the small business association I think process is normally about thirty billion dollars a year in the US and they did three hundred billion already in a month we'll testament to their if they're trying to help out as many businesses as they can the program need to expand you know one thing we've been saying to the government was great first then but this program is going to have to expand and be extended because it is not to be over a month be ready to go back to normal tomorrow and so we can see about the long term in health and stability of an industry it is one in ten jobs globally and in the U. S. as in the sector and so that's a lot of people who we need to look after a lot of small businesses who buy from local vendors who hire local construction workers ability to tell if it's the interconnectedness of our economy we have to recognize to make sure we can kind of help work through that together does the government understand that Keith do you think they understand that when you get on the other side what really needs to be done I think you know I've actually had a couple of calls with the U. S. said we've been engaging with the White House with the Senate commerce I mean it they really do understand that they had to move quickly they do seem to understand that they're going to have to do more so hopefully they'll be able to get the next part of the package out on but I think it's a responsibility of business to help continue to educate them on how this is unfolding the impact is going to have more broadly and also have a part of the solution to because we're trying to help out as much as we possibly can we are we are hosting frontline workers in medical professionals all around the world in our hotels no we donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to food banks in different markets around the world to help out people who are in need we're providing to a great initiative call purchase peptic first responders first giving thousand room nights to first responders who close the medical facility need accommodation I think that's what the issue how we have to rally around how can we help get through this both by supporting owners supporting colleagues also out front line workers and medical professions and keep it as you look around the world as you pointed out it is Carol point on the introduction truly a global company you probably have some inputs that other CEOs don't have in terms of how this looks on the ground in different markets around the world what are we missing what should we know about maybe some things and and the way this virus is manifesting in the economic manifestation at different points of the globe it's quite interesting use being the country's who've gone out quite quickly on testing quite quickly on contact treating and understand the use of technology to be able to really manage it and manage the economic impact of open up parts of the economy also countries with they've got very close borders or New Zealand being put out there and in a straight come quite well now so countries that have been able to act quickly decisively on testing and trying to think has done a better job Kevin economy's going they'll be critical for the US to do that and in Europe as well too and that's keep are the CEO of intercontinental hotels group joining us from London obviously Carol no business are very few businesses have been changed like hospitality right reminding us that tourism is responsible for one in ten jobs globally so it has a big impact on the global

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How the coronavirus is affecting the global economy

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

04:55 min | 1 year ago

How the coronavirus is affecting the global economy

"You know the real big moves in the market of late have come not from trade but from the corona virus and that is certainly the story today given that tech giant apple says it won't meet its quarterly guidance because of the spread of the virus and is still concerned about uncertainties going forward the the the problem of course is for apple's supply chain many manufacturers see that but also for demand so it's kind of hit on both sides joining in one studio talk a little bit more about this is William Hobbs he's a CIO at Barclays wealth and investments well thanks for coming in you know a lot there was good there's always been concerned about this buyers the spread of the virus whether or not turns into a pandemic but you can see that the markets concerned it's been capped by the continuation of the by the drips dip strategy and rallies back to record highs is that gonna change as this dragged out and longer and longer and continues to hit supply chains and demand yeah great question I'm just on your reducing the working days we cut so study the other day I see that the three day week in the U. K. productivity didn't actually suffered that much so it's not I've actually seen those studies as well if you work if yet they're shorter amount of time at work you're willing to work hard the question is how long does that affect last sustain yeah but I still think we should try it yeah I definitely think you should try but anyway yes Sir about your question I guess the problems we've got at the moment that many because we are fumbling around the dog more than usual in times of the outlook for the economy the data we're going to get over the next couple of months is not gonna leave us much the wisest of people trying to look at this high frequency data on China on everything from you know add quality to you know hotel ref powerless gonna stuff and it's telling us that activity is it pretty much full and how often many of the sectors on operating yeah it's stabilized a bit but it has fallen a long way from its usual seasonal levels now that you're looking and then you're looking not just at the activity level of dental so you're looking at the sort of ripples up the supply chain which is saying from apple and I think the the interesting thing from stock market so far is that they seem to be looking for you to the other side of the split which is really what most economists are saying look you know look back at previous episodes and it's something that's temporary but you know you've regained all of the activity later on I guess that is the bond market is looking at a slightly different way so yields a still a long way south of where they want to begin with so that thirty year yield the long bond dip below two percent again today it's amazing as yet for the first time since I things timbre of that last year one point nine eight percent is what you get for letting your money the government the US government for thirty years mazing when you don't get much more than that for London to the Greek government for ten years said I mean I mean if the if the yield story is really incredible and that's not the dot for safety obviously but if you look at the safe haven yields around the well they really indicate that there is a bit of a different narrative going on in stock and bond markets potentially one five on the ten year and if you look at other although it and you know people piled into the and I guess a dollar is considered a safe haven as well yeah right now you've got gold at fifteen sixty about a Troy ounce big coin at ten thousand if you think of that as a safe haven hi I would think of that as the office I guess you might want to you want what might want to visit the doctor if if you look at the and I am by the way to your point I spoke with the CEO intercontinental hotels group today and he said look in the past we were had been hit by these epidemics stars for example they have huge exposure to Asia but we bounce back immediately after and I can understand in the hospitality that makes sense but in manufacturing it must be more difficult because your supply chains have to take a while a restart yeah I mean that's the thing and one of the big questions I think that we have at the moment right in this is not just this but all the other factors going on is people gonna get increasingly think about the length of their supply chains as environmental factors to think about the increasing heat that long range shipping is gonna gas over the next few years the regular tree aspect as well you may find that this is part of the sort of straw that breaks the camel's back on units on these longer term you know these longer supply chains but in the short run you know you're really looking for why the tension is where the infantry's alive and and hello that is in tech land you tend to find the autos have slightly higher in the trees of the managing to buy just a little bit more so far providing it is a temporary hit but not exactly so I mean that's the uncertainty could this be the straw that breaks the camel's back on the economic cycle the economic cycle on the long bull market yeah and I think that is that is definitely worth considering you know because always in these situations is called Tenno with great confidence how confidence is going to invite evolve and this could unite and alongside the chunk being taken by the U. S. Q. one G. D. P. by Boeing I love along with a few other factors besides you may find that this is the thing all suspicion is no you know the resilience of things like the US consumer and about about consumption so there's a bit of faith the the cycle can roll on but you know you gotta you gotta have these

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Holiday Inn to stop using mini plastic toiletries to help save the oceans

KQED Radio Show

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Holiday Inn to stop using mini plastic toiletries to help save the oceans

"A major international hotel chain says it switching the ball sized amenities to replace plastic waste embarrassed Wanaka kisses reports from London companies are joining the fight to keep plastic waste from destroying the world's oceans holiday in an inter continental hotels will remove miniature bottles of shampoos and other toiletries from its guestrooms over the next two years Keith bar the CEO of the Britain based intercontinental hotels group says the goal is to reduce usage of disposable plastic the company uses more than two hundred million miniature toiletries every year and it's fifty six hundred hotels plastic waste is destroying the world sees killing whales and strangling endangered sea turtles the World Economic Forum has predicted that by twenty fifty there could be more plastic than fish in the sea consumer concern has prompted companies like the cosmetics giant Laurie out to switch to re usable packaging Joanna could kisses NPR news

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Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather shot in Atlanta

The Breakfast Club

02:48 min | 3 years ago

Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather shot in Atlanta

"These style every day all right morning everybody is dj envy angela ye shall i mean the guy we oughta breakfast club ha tuesday was happening let's get to the rooms as talk floyd mayweather this is the rumor report with angela on the breakfast club well look like somebody was targeting floyd mayweather this happened early monday morning now according to cops they do believe there floyd mayweather was in one of the suv's in the entourage that was targeted by shooter according to cops floyd was not injured in the attack they don't know if he was actual specific target but they haven't had a suspect in custody but they believe that they were targeting floyd mayweather now the person who was shot was his bodyguard greg larosa that's who the victim has been identified as he's a longtime member of floyd's tmc bodyguard crew big bodyguards and you know if all had assume i'd say they probably put somebody out the way when the money team was coming through and somebody retaliated well we don't know what happened but we do know it all happened at three am monday morning outside the intercontinental hotel in buckhead close where returning from the hotel from a nearby nightclub that's when another vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of peachtree and highland drive and fired several times at one of the vehicles and all three of them fled and reported being followed for a distance one of the vehicles ended up driving to the hospital where the victim was treated for a gunshot with forty plus years old and you were for half a billion dollars is after three am in atlanta and you in front of the continental hotel you kinda was driving his party i think he left the club and then they went to waffle house i you think.

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Bill Cosby, Robbery and Assault discussed on Herman Cain

Herman Cain

02:07 min | 3 years ago

Bill Cosby, Robbery and Assault discussed on Herman Cain

"In the wsb twenty four hour news center with our top stories atlanta police tell wsb a man shot overnight outside the intercontinental hotel in buckhead works as a bodyguard for boxer floyd mayweather he's a grady with a gunshot wound to the leg and is expected to be okay police are searching for the shooter or shooters it appears this was not random getting underway now at baptist church a service marking fifty years since the funeral for dr martin luther king junior you'll be followed by march taking the same route as the funeral procession to the state capital the un security council calls an emergency meeting today to discuss the crisis in syria and a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians british prime minister theresa may says the uk will work with its allies on a response absolutely appalling attack and if this is the responsibility if this is at the hands of the assad regime is yet another example of the brutality that regime on the way in which they have treated their own president trump holds a cabinet meeting later this morning and may address the syrian crisis wsb will carry the president's comments live after eleven thirty facebook ceo mark zuckerberg meets with lawmakers on capitol hill today to discuss privacy concerns abc's rebecca jarvis says beginning today facebook will let users know if their data was shared with a political data firm who have been impacted are going to see that longer message that will alert those eighty seven million people who might have been impacted by this cambridge analytica scandal social media giant will show a protecting your information link at the top of each user seed a topless protests are charges at bill cosby as he walked into a suburban philadelphia courthouse for a sexual assault retrial today the woman jumped a barricade but was quickly arrested by sheriff's deputies she was one of several protesters greeting cosby as he arrived police in florida are searching for a gang of jewel thieves who set off fireworks and in orlando mall this woman was in the food court and took cover it a nearby store she says she feared for her life this is really bad big experienced police say the fireworks were a diversion for a jewelry store robbery eleven shopper suffered minor injuries in the chaos many thought it was gunfire on the.

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Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. shot in Atlanta attack

Herman Cain

01:41 min | 3 years ago

Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. shot in Atlanta attack

"In a shooting overnight outside and upscale buckhead hotel atlanta police tell wsb shooting victim is the bodyguard for boxer floyd mayweather he is expected to be okay after getting shot in the leg outside the intercontinental hotel on peachtree road police say the victim was part of an entourage returning from a club on buford highway when another vehicle pulled up beside them and someone fired several shots police are searching for the shooter or shooters the shooting apparently was not random a manhunt in georgia mississippi and tennessee for a man accused of killing his own mother and a friend your chattanooga abc's stevo ocean saami reports the suspect shared details in a now deleted facebook posts facebook posts is deeply disturbing and quite detailed in at this young man says he takes full responsibility for his alleged crimes and says he's been suicidal since high school casey law hornets considered armed and dangerous his car was found in mississippi i this is w sp twenty four hour continuing new updating the crisis in syria the united nations holds an emergency meeting and president trump hosts a cabinet meeting later this morning comes after a suspected chemical attack killing dozens of citizens in syria abc military analyst gan yard says the us has plenty of options to consider a lot of firepower in that part of the world there are ships at sea their submarines that are capable shooting tomahawk missiles bombers can be moved into the area quite easily so if the president does order some kind of a military action there's plenty of firepower on hand to conduct that wsb we'll have live coverage of the president's cabinet meeting shortly after eleven thirty hartsfieldjackson airport keeps its ranking as the world's busiest the ranking by the.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Saturday may 20th of january in kabul afghanistan at the intercontinental hotel it's a busy evening the hotels booked out for a big conference in guests are in the restaurant enjoying dinner at nine o'clock six men slip into the kitchen through a back dole that armed with grenades and ak forty seven they walk into the restaurant and start firing this punnet some drop to the floor while others want upstairs hiding on the zoran bathrooms the armed men run through the hotel firing weapons and setting off grenades soon afghan special forces arrive helicopters and drones suck in a hotel while they tried to rescue those inside fourteen hours later the siege ended with dozens dead and injured the attack was later claimed by the taliban as was another attack a week later a bomb was detonated and a busy street in kabul killing over a hundred those attacks malkin new deadly display of confidence from the taliban the militant group that once ruled afghanistan but was toppled in two thousand one so why 17 years later they still so strong this is the inquiring in this week we're asking why the taliban so resilient.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"Tell them hotel chain awareness hard crew gradually to live up gotta stop what was the consequence is i've got us on become more safe and secure for the afghans to desert or it's become more save heaven to respect work of course it become more save his are for terrorist group i believe that the presence of foreign troops in afghanistan regardless if it pleasant to the people or not but this is a need we needed we don't wanna be again marginalized each brink hope to the people of afghanistan with afghanistan will not be alone afghanistan will not turn began to our war soul in afghanistan would not provide on stability and security to the words talbot police still reeling since sean today after a suicide bomb attack gunmen stormed the intercontinental hotel in kabul on saturday night a taliban says its fighters were searching for government workers security forces and foreigners molicki solution is not a solution but militaru president ezer fiducia there's with two different things today we have a brief afghan national security force that they are on a first and trump lying and they are fighting begin i believe it's this share ademi between i've gone and all goes democracy lovers nation and they abe to have a peaceful per spare stable of ghana style we need better mileti presence because document at eu presence will may help us to reach peace i understand defect to go foreign troops olsen of ghana's thumb in those nations they believe david enough ghana's on for ray long emphasised the longest war for most of the countries very expensive one but did a meantime they should go and see deep dumb for aware that floor star and is that war is for peace or for unstability i believe that it is very important safe afganistan means safe region in scottish on more than twenty terrorist network groups are active it's very difficult for a government to fight old and they give oldest it but i believe there some states iran discount as strong our neighbors the day might supply and support because somehow on stupid of ghana's thought was a milch cow for our neighbours such as pakistan iran recently of uh obtained within since uh.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You will heard of texas let's turn out to afghanistan where this past weekend there were more deadly attacks isis is take in credit for an attack on a military base outside kabul that left at least ten people dead and more injured this follows on even more deadly attack in the center of kabul saturday a hundred people were killed when an ambulance packed full of explosives blew up in a crowded street the taliban is claiming responsibility for that one we're joined by afghanistan's ambassador to the united nations muffled with saikal mr besser good morning good morning i know it's at a difficult time in our country with all this violence a thanks for making the time for us some what what what is behind all these attacks or what is important to know at most of the tax or plotted in pakistan the latest one the attack that happened on intercontinental hotel cobble we have the father of one of the terrorist in our custody he has just conceded that his son was in the charleston area of baluchistan province of pakistan that he was trained by the interservices intelligence of pakistan so uh the important thing is the president of the safe havens in parkistan and whatever that motivates the intelligence services of parkistan to destabilise afghanistan and through with the reach our data national pressure as be helpful um meet in the past two year old or a little bit less than that uh the taliban had another terrorist groups have received heavy blows from the afghan national security forces in the countryside on individual field analysis on the eye and forces both of the united states has been pressuring pakistan definitely different as well and and you're saying that is that is helpful because there have been some who have wondered whether the pressure on pakistan at least temporarily has led to this kind of violence you're saying that you that you appreciate this kind of pressure and think it's a good thing were we have to understand the behavior of.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on 1A

1A

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on 1A

"Foreigners killed what do we know about this attack who was behind it and the response from the afghan government so this said this was a a taliban attack in the intercontinental hotel part 22 people killed estimated 22 people killed it was the latest in a long series of taliban attacks on prime targets frequented by foreigners in kabul um in distinction between that and the attack in jalalabad on the save the children building which was carried out by an isis um uh group uh what we know is that the afghan government which remains very weak a underash rough ghani the afghan government believes i think with some credible a case to make that a lot of these attacks are carried out by all sust a a funded by organized with the how connie network and eight sancturies from within pakistan um and the trump administration has been trying to put pressure on pakistan as previous administrations have before it i'm to close down they sancturies those how connie network sancturies just add this week there was an american drone attack that apparently killed a county a pakistan taliban commander in one of the pakistani tribal agency so i another weeks gone by several more terrorist attacks um but that the logic of the situation is very very little different than it was the week before the year before even five years before which is a week afghan government are divided afghan government complaining about at allegedly duplicitous parkistan one that donald trump at the beginning of this year cold out for its lies and deceit uh in a tweet um and pakistan it not uh not not not some owning its sponsorship of the county network another taliban groups but it but at the same time.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Blast it comes less than a week after a large attack on the intercontinental hotel in kabul in which over twenty people were killed the prime minister of japan shinzo andre has ended speculation that he will snub an invitation to next month's winter olympics in south korea by confirming he will attend the opening ceremony roubert wingfield hayes reports from tokyo this is a significant these finest abby over the last five years he's made little effort to improve relations with either sold or beijing but there is a huge stumbling block to better relations japan's wartime enslavement of korean women to work as prostitutes for the japanese military the socalled comfort women misab as making it clear he will not be carrying any new olive branch to pyong chang instead he's insisting president moon must stick to an agreement reached with his predescessor present park and he a senior member of germany's governing pa carter has condemned turkey's offensive in northern syria as illegal and called for an arms embargo against the nato power the chairman of the german foreign affairs committee though that drew skin said chancellor angela merkel must be more critical of turkey's actions they are growing kohl's in germany for the governments to stop selling arms to ankara following reports that turkey is using germanmade tanks against kurdish fighters in syria's a frene region world news from the bbc the venezuelan government has ordered fresh elections before.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"But mr gnassingbe shows no signs of relinquishing power and moves by parliament to possibly change the constitution asean by the opposition as a crafty way of keeping him in power for twelve more years murray hopper the alleged ringleader of asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading network has been arrested by police in thailand boonchai back was detained over these smuggling of rhino horns worth around a million dollars from africa to thailand accused of being the ringleader of a lucrative families syndicate operating for the past decade he faces up to four years in jail from bangkok our correspondent jonathan head has more on boonchai back in his elder brother have been tracked by antitrafficking groote's for many years and have been believed to be operating a network that sucks in poached wildlife products from all over the world particularly from southern africa but plenty of other endangered animal the take from asia as well as other smuggling two now he he lives it's actually on the thailao border and a town called macroeconomic have been to as little corner shop very nondescript building when she operates out of and the reason that such good places that laos next door is a very poor country with extremely wheat law enforcement the main demand for these wildlife products is in vietnam which is borders laos and in china which allows holes as a border wave that's where the demand hasbeen and it's very easy to move products across the mekong river just a short cross across the river to the other side in fact the method that has been used is simply to drop these dead animals tigers rhino horn into the river and let them float down have them in it and floats and be picked up the other side and these anti trafficking routes have been chasing this man for years but they've never managed to get enough evidence to get have the tire authorities move against him well now the tire thirty say they've got enough evidence linking him to a consignment to ryanair.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"But mr gnassingbe shows no signs of relinquishing power and moves by parliament to possibly change the constitution asean by the opposition as a crafty way of keeping him in power for twelve more years murray hopper the alleged ringleader of asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading network has been arrested by police in thailand boonchai back was detained over these smuggling of rhino horns worth around a million dollars from africa to thailand accused of being the ringleader of a lucrative families syndicate operating for the past decade he faces up to four years in jail from bangkok our correspondent jonathan head has more on boonchai back in his elder brother have been tracked by antitrafficking groote's for many years and have been believed to be operating a network that sucks in poached wildlife products from all over the world particularly from southern africa but plenty of other endangered animal the take from asia as well as other smuggling two now he he lives it's actually on the thailao border and a town called macroeconomic have been to as little corner shop very nondescript building when she operates out of and the reason that such good places that laos next door is a very poor country with extremely wheat law enforcement the main demand for these wildlife products is in vietnam which is borders laos and in china which allows holes as a border wave that's where the demand hasbeen and it's very easy to move products across the mekong river just a short cross across the river to the other side in fact the method that has been used is simply to drop these dead animals tigers rhino horn into the river and let them float down have them in it and floats and be picked up the other side and these anti trafficking routes have been chasing this man for years but they've never managed to get enough evidence to get have the tire authorities move against him well now the tire thirty say they've got enough evidence linking him to a consignment to ryanair.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Tangible is also the potential for damage to confidence in financial markets allies so far investors appeared to have largely shrugged off any concerns twenty two north korean athletes will cross the 38 parallel next month to compete in the winter olympics in south korea i'll take part in figure skating short track speed skating and skiing events north and south korea will also field an unprecedented joint women's ice hockey team the head of the international olympic committee thomas bach says the teams will march together at the opening ceremony under a single flag and one name career this team will enter the olympic stadium under the korean unification flake i'm sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world representatives of both countries were at a meeting with ioc officials in the swiss city ms on our correspondent imagine folks was there an ouster how the agreement had been reached well in fact keno the two koreas have been discussing quietly for a while now how they might cooperate over the olympic games and they announced earlier this week his big surprise that they intended to attend the opening ceremonies in march under the same flag but all of that protocol has to be approved by the international olympic committee and that's what's been happening here over the last two days in the city of lausanne hours and hours of facetoface meetings it's doesn't actually happen that often between the two koreas they come out with an agreement not just the marching under the same flag but fielding a unified women's ice hockey team and the international olympic committee's relaxed its registration rules and his allowing 22 athletes from north korea to compete as well because barring i salk here though.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Tangible is also the potential for damage to confidence in financial markets allies so far investors appeared to have largely shrugged off any concerns twenty two north korean athletes will cross the 38 parallel next month to compete in the winter olympics in south korea i'll take part in figure skating short track speed skating and skiing events north and south korea will also field an unprecedented joint women's ice hockey team the head of the international olympic committee thomas bach says the teams will march together at the opening ceremony under a single flag and one name career this team will enter the olympic stadium under the korean unification flake i i'm sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world representatives of both countries were at a meeting with ioc officials in the swiss city ms on our correspondent imagine folks was there an ouster how the agreement had been reached well in fact keno the two koreas have been discussing quietly for a while now how they might cooperate over the olympic games and they announced earlier this week his big surprise that they intended to attend the opening ceremonies in march under the same flag but all of that protocol has to be approved by the international olympic committee and that's what's been happening here over the last two days in the city of lausanne hours and hours of facetoface meetings it's doesn't actually happen that often between the two koreas they come out with an agreement not just the marching under the same flag but fielding a unified women's ice hockey team and the international olympic committee's relaxed its registration rules and his allowing 22 athletes from north korea to compete as well because barring i salk here though.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Gust of the un the syrian regime has warned it will be seen as a violation of syria sovereignty so it's a it's a rather perilous military offensive and these as you say this is an extraordinary thing that turkey should be attacking fellow allies of the united states yes but turkey sees them as terrorists and has consistently been infuriated by by the americans for the kingdom turkey says that american arms that are given to the white pg in syria end up across the border in the hands of kurdish militants here in turkey turkey been adamant that the that the americans need to withdraw their backing for the uae pg the problem as far as the us is concerned is that the white pg has been the most effective force against the islamic state group and they show no sign of of of lessening that support it is a direct confrontation between two nato allies and and arguably turkey's relations with the us are at the lowest level for decades president at around has also said he's looking to open up a second front two hundred kilometres away from our friends at men bitch that's going to be a significant step for the turkish military isn't it yeah i would be in an extension of this current operation and it's because mom beach and afrian lied to the west of the euphrates river now turkey's fear is the kurdishheld territory to the east of eu frankie's river in syria could be linked up with these kurdish enclave to the west african and man bait to create the sort of de facto mini skirt statelet in syria close to the turkish border and that would be really anathema to turkey would turkeys as it we would fear that and that's why they want to target these two and claves the question is how long this merger operation's going to last if civilian casualties will result from it and whether turkey risks now getting bogged down in in a in a long and potentially deadly military offensive mark lohan let's stay in syria where fifteen civilians including several children have been found frozen to death on the mountainous border with lebanon as they tried to flee the conflict arab affairs editor sebastian osher reports.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Gust of the un the syrian regime has warned it will be seen as a violation of syria sovereignty so it's a it's a rather perilous military offensive and these as you say this is an extraordinary thing that turkey should be attacking fellow allies of the united states yes but turkey sees them as terrorists and has consistently been infuriated by by the americans for the kingdom turkey says that american arms that are given to the white pg in syria end up across the border in the hands of kurdish militants here in turkey turkey been adamant that the that the americans need to withdraw their backing for the uae pg the problem as far as the us is concerned is that the white pg has been the most effective force against the islamic state group and they show no sign of of of lessening that support it is a direct confrontation between two nato allies and and arguably turkey's relations with the us are at the lowest level for decades president at around has also said he's looking to open up a second front two hundred kilometres away from our friends at men bitch that's going to be a significant step for the turkish military isn't it yeah i would be in an extension of this current operation and it's because mom beach and afrian lied to the west of the euphrates river now turkey's fear is the kurdishheld territory to the east of eu frankie's river in syria could be linked up with these kurdish enclave to the west african and man bait to create the sort of de facto mini skirt statelet in syria close to the turkish border and that would be really anathema to turkey would turkeys as it we would fear that and that's why they want to target these two and claves the question is how long this merger operation's going to last if civilian casualties will result from it and whether turkey risks now getting bogged down in in a in a long and potentially deadly military offensive mark lohan let's stay in syria where fifteen civilians including several children have been found frozen to death on the mountainous border with lebanon as they tried to flee the conflict arab affairs editor sebastian osher reports.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Syria lots of them by standa cut their met cut their man what quoted godal we will wipe out this corridor step by step dongting from the west the free an operation has defectors staunton in the field this would be followed by monday since the promises made about men beach have not been kept so far nobody can have a say when we do what is necessary afterwards we will wipe off these messy terrorists trying to invade our country step by step as far as the iraqi border debbie's djs turkey claims the kurdish y p g which has been vital in the war against islamic state is linked to the turkish pkk and insurgent group it considers a terrorist organization turkish warplanes launched air strikes on more than a hundred kurdish positions in the african region as pro turkish rebels advanced on the city the military offensive is likely to inflame tensions with the united states which has armed the kurds throughout the syrian civil war russia has urged turkey to show restraint i got more details from the bbc's mark levin who's in southern turkey flip again midafternoon and it's cold rather bizarrely operation olive branch slight misnomer for a military incursion and it began with turkish f sixteen fighter jets pounding afrian which is this an clave just across the border northern syria is under the control all fee syrian kurdish militia the white pg and turkishbacked syrian rebel fighters moving in with a ground offensive now turkey has decided to launch the operation because it sees the why pg as terrorists linked to the outlawed kurdish medicine group here in turkey the pkk which has been waging insurgency here since the 1980's but it is a risky operation because the y p g is backed by the us that has given at weapons in the fight against islamic state group the russian military personnel on the ground and a and a russian mp said that this will not be.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Syria lots of them by standa cut their met cut their man what quoted godal we will wipe out this corridor step by step dongting from the west the free an operation has defectors staunton in the field this would be followed by monday since the promises made about men beach have not been kept so far nobody can have a say when we do what is necessary afterwards we will wipe off these messy terrorists trying to invade our country step by step as far as the iraqi border debbie's djs turkey claims the kurdish y p g which has been vital in the war against islamic state is linked to the turkish pkk and insurgent group it considers a terrorist organization turkish warplanes launched air strikes on more than a hundred kurdish positions in the african region as pro turkish rebels advanced on the city the military offensive is likely to inflame tensions with the united states which has armed the kurds throughout the syrian civil war russia has urged turkey to show restraint i got more details from the bbc's mark levin who's in southern turkey flip again midafternoon and it's cold rather bizarrely operation olive branch slight misnomer for a military incursion and it began with turkish f sixteen fighter jets pounding afrian which is this an clave just across the border northern syria is under the control all fee syrian kurdish militia the white pg and turkishbacked syrian rebel fighters moving in with a ground offensive now turkey has decided to launch the operation because it sees the why pg as terrorists linked to the outlawed kurdish medicine group here in turkey the pkk which has been waging insurgency here since the 1980's but it is a risky operation because the y p g is backed by the us that has given at weapons in the fight against islamic state group the russian military personnel on the ground and a and a russian mp said that this will not be.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on sunday the 21st of january i'm alex ritz in with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up at the time of recording this podcast officials say at least four gunmen have launched an attack on kabul's intercontinental hotel in afghanistan at first i heard some gunfire and then after fifteen minutes a worker from the intercontinental hotel approached and said that suicide attackers had entered the hotel turkey has started bombing kurdish positions in northern syria we will wipe off these messy terrorists trying to invade our country step by step as far as the iraqi border several children are among fifteen syrians found frozen to death as they crossed mountains into lebanon trying to flee conflict the international olympic committee approves plans for north and south korea to field a joint women's ice hockey team i am sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world and they suspected head of one of asia's biggest wildlife smuggling networks is arrested in thailand but first we begin this edition of the global news podcast in the afghan capital kabul where gunman have attacked the intercontinental hotel afghan security forces say there are at least four attackers two of them are said to have been killed hostages had been taken under fire has broken out in a part of the hotel the security forces were able to clear several flaws but it appears the battle isn't over yet abdel ghaffar was near the scene of the attack.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news compiled in the early hours of the morning on sunday the 21st of january i'm alex ritz in with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up at the time of recording this podcast officials say at least four gunmen have launched an attack on kabul's intercontinental hotel in afghanistan at first i heard some gunfire and then after fifteen minutes a worker from the intercontinental hotel approached and said that suicide attackers had entered the hotel turkey has started bombing kurdish positions in northern syria we will wipe off these messy terrorists trying to invade our country step by step as far as the iraqi border several children are among fifteen syrians found frozen to death as they crossed mountains into lebanon trying to flee conflict the international olympic committee approves plans for north and south korea to field a joint women's ice hockey team i am sure that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world and they suspected head of one of asia's biggest wildlife smuggling networks is arrested in thailand but first we begin this edition of the global news podcast in the afghan capital kabul where gunman have attacked the intercontinental hotel afghan security forces say there are at least four attackers two of them are said to have been killed hostages had been taken under fire has broken out in a part of the hotel the security forces were able to clear several flaws but it appears the battle isn't over yet abdel ghaffar was near the scene of the attack.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on WCTC

"Nbc news radio i'm ap herald them in the afghani capital terror meets high end hospitality two of the four gunmen who attacked the intercontinental hotel in kabul are dead there were no other immediate details of casualties witnesses say the attackers shot at gas and may have taken hostages it's unclear if any americans were at the hotel a property popular among foreigners meanwhile in the american capital white house legislative affairs director mark short's says the oval office will not negotiate with democrats about the fate of dreamers until the government shutdown ends house speaker paul ryan says senate democrats are the issue we did our job but senate democrats simply refused to do theirs but house minority leader nancy pelosi says the commander in chief owns the fed israel's shutdown happy anniversary mr president you wish came true you wanted to shut down the trump shutdown is all yours ryan counters that senate democrats are all talk they use the filibuster to block our builder shut down this government however senate minority leader chuck schumer says democrats did their best to avert the stoppage all of today we have endeavoured to reach an agreement with president trump and the republicans that would have not only spared a government shutdown but cemented and agreement on spending caps healthcare issues disaster relief an immigration issues actor and director rob reiner energizes the crowd at women's march los angeles near la city hall mojo in the morning more women taking the true power live they how and women that we won't take back his hungry and return the ma quickly a college hoops ot thriller oklahoma state nips number four oklahoma in.

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"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"intercontinental hotel" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Fa e has more on the rally in charlotte north carolina this is thirty seven year old charlotte an amber problems second woman's march she traveled to washington dc for the first one last year one day after president trump's inauguration since then she says she's made some changes i voted in the local elections for the first time i am tired alive which is try to say but i'm trying to make myself jess a better educated about what's going on here charlotte elected its first black female mayor last november during her speech at the event by lyles encourage marchers to stay involved in local politics accountability only comes when you come and participate in the process multiple lemon walk through the crowds with clipboards registering people to vote for npr news i'm alex olgin in charlotte and another march will be held in las vegas tomorrow you're listening to npr news from washington in afghanistan gunmen stormed the intercontinental hotel in cobbled today the afghanistan ministry of the interior affairs says special forces are on the scene and that ambulances are on site at least one of the four attackers are reported killed it's not clear if there are any other casualties the us state department this week had warned of a possible attack in kabul that same hotel was attacked by taliban fighters in june of 2011 the genevabased international olympic committee or ioc today approved north korea's participation in next month's winter games in south korea npr's owner beardsley reports i o c president thomas bach called it a historic moment these steam zero olympic stadium on the korean unification fluke twenty two north korean athletes will compete in five sports including figure skating speedskating and alpine and cross country skiing there will also be a unified women's hockey.

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