35 Burst results for "Malta"

Afghanistan: LGBTQ People Fear for Their Lives Under Taliban Rule

The World: Latest Edition

02:07 min | 2 months ago

Afghanistan: LGBTQ People Fear for Their Lives Under Taliban Rule

"In afghanistan. The lgbtq community is concerned about the future. Well homosexuality has long been criminalised in the country advocates. Fear the situation. We'll get more dangerous. Under the taliban strict version of islamic rule many members of the community are now in hiding and hoping to flee the country. the world's bianca hillier reports. I recently got on the phone with a twenty four year. Old in afghanistan she identifies as a lesbian and for years has been a vocal defender of lgbtq and women's rights in the country people have been targeted for similar beliefs in the past. So we're not using her name out of concern for her safety. She's been on the move for the past couple of weeks trying to stay out of the taliban's path now. I'm staying with frames. But i cannot stay here for a long time seriously. I mean one way but after that food shore taliban come to your home twice now she's been told. The taliban came to where she was staying shortly after she left. She says they've asked for her by name. And she believes they're targeting her because of her identity and activism inspect polygon governing busy coop noise but international community and all countries in jimmy on woman when malta future in afghanistan. She told me she saw this danger coming awhile ago. So she reached out to a man who she'd met through an lgbtq facebook page. He's also an activist and identifies as gay but in august the two of got married because they both knew they'd be safer under taliban rule if they were in a heterosexual marriage. All right. did they won't such money on cnn. Based on escaping from taleban will just husband and wife to be saved from taliban on the future of lgbtq people in afghanistan is unclear as details of the new government and what laws it will enforce remain vague

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The Importance of Ownership With Mark Mullen, Co-Founder @ Bonfire Ventures

The Twenty Minute VC

01:46 min | 5 months ago

The Importance of Ownership With Mark Mullen, Co-Founder @ Bonfire Ventures

"Malta i've had so many great things. We were introduced six years ago. If you can believe it by the one o'clock boundary hood so many great things from greg. It upfront friday. Usb howard lindsay. Thank you so much joining me. Stay mark great to be here buddy. I wanna start. Though i love he contacts to tell me. How did you make your way in the world of venture and how did you come to co found bonfire over the last few years and he was four years ago will say well really i. When i came out of college. I was already getting into finance. I worked for a bank. And then i became an investment banker. More like a merchant banker because we also made investments for a very famous entrepreneurs name was bill daniels and is currently still known as the father cable. Tv in the us and got a chance to work for hammond of working for the farmer for twenty years he was one of those stories. You don't hear about anymore. Didn't finish highschool lied to get into the navy golden gloves boxing. Champion for two years flew two hundred and fifty missions as a fighter pilot came back to the. Us started selling insurance. Wanted to see a boxing match closer tv and started cable television in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. This is the kind of person. I got to work under. And all the people that worked for him so we had an investment bank about seventy five people that did a in the cable world in. Isp's in towers in broadband wireless etc across the world as well as we owned a bunch of different companies. I ran international. So i got a chance to live in paris and london and so for many years. That's what i did. And we also invested in companies ourselves as well as other funds and so when we sold the firm we sold all the assets have pundits death in two thousand two thousand one then. We had still the investment bank. We sold the investment bank in january. Two thousand seven to rbc capital markets fantastic transactions before the crash happened. I was a senior partner then. And i had to stay three more years. But that's really the taste of investing and got the taste of investing from

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David Lappin on Sharpening His Poker Skills

Chasing Poker Greatness

02:13 min | 7 months ago

David Lappin on Sharpening His Poker Skills

"Have you been playing. A ton of poker certainly played more online poker in the last year than i did in the last couple of years. But that's mainly down to just having the the no travel time and the no live poker time. I sort of settled into free days a week. I just play Sunday monday and thursdays. Or sometimes i flick in a saturday. And then the occasional extra day off. But that's pretty rare and then by twice a year when you have a big series. I might play every day for a month every day for three weeks or whatever that happens to be and and yeah so that's been more online poker than played in quite a while which is good because you definitely feel. Sharp are particularly into the second week of lang every day. As so. i see that you know you. You feel the muscle memory comeback the brain engaging a bit deeper into spots. Am i generally mass multi table. Or i guess what would still constitute massimo tape these days. It's a lot less than i used to back. In my prime i was forty tabling. These days i'm twenty four tabling but i think as well like you're you're giving back what he when you do this in each individual game so fast. Good fast better. Decisions are things that take a little bit of practice getting so i always feel like when i'm not quite playing as often. I do sharpness and that shows the results to. I had a good results back at christmas. I made the final table of the union that open online which we did an online version. Which like every brand has done this year and that was nice. My good friend oregon neil. That was good fun. that was sort of like making. That was almost like making a life. Final table in my was close to it this year. And we're looking forward to maybe playing poker. Before the end of the year malta's caseload for covert as quite considerably. There is talk of some festivals here in the summer. there's a good chance. I might even be vaccinated by midsummer my age group. Looks like it might be late. June early july vaccinated. I will turn you feel lot more comfortable doing something like that. And then of course. There's the light at the end of the tunnel that we all feel right now. That is vegas and just thinking. Oh we'll go to vegas in october. That could be

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More Than 1,200 Migrants Reach Italian Island on Boats

BBC Newshour

00:11 sec | 7 months ago

More Than 1,200 Migrants Reach Italian Island on Boats

"Around 1200. Migrants have landed on boats and the Italian island Lampedusa within the space of a few hours. A rescue charity said many more were in difficulty off Malta.

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Pope: Migrants Begged for Help at Sea, Shamefully Ignored

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 7 months ago

Pope: Migrants Begged for Help at Sea, Shamefully Ignored

"Pope Francis has decried as a shameful the deaths of hundred thirty migrants in the Mediterranean saying that pleaded for two days for help with the overcrowded foundering rubber dinghy in the sea of Libya but potential rescuers choose to look the other way Francisco the sea tragedy last week a moment of shame the migrants had made a call for help on Wednesday on Thursday when a military rescue boat and the merchant ship in the area the selling very rough waters arrived at the scene the deflating dinghy have partially sunk and several bodies were seen in the water and no survivors were found rescue centers in Libya Malta Italy had been allotted according to the European Union border protection agency Frontex one of those planes had located the dingy armaments area Shockley

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EU proposes vaccine certificates for travel — but citizens might not need a shot

Ben Shapiro

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

EU proposes vaccine certificates for travel — but citizens might not need a shot

"Find out the facts and we'll take it. From there. The European Union will unveil details of a vaccine passport, which could help ease travel across the block and reopen Europe to international tourism. This summer. The digital green certificate as Brussels is calling it Will cover three categories vaccinations, recovery and testing at the moment. It's unclear whether non EU approved jabs like Russia's Sputnik V and China Sino Farm will be accepted or exactly what privileges certificate holders will receive. Passports, though, are a top priority for tourism dependent countries like Greece, Malta and Cyprus. But others, including France and Belgium, have raised concerns about discrimination against those who do not yet have access to the

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Astra approved! But do we have a boomer problem?

Coronacast

03:45 min | 10 months ago

Astra approved! But do we have a boomer problem?

"We finally got the therapeutic goods administration approval of the oxford university astrazeneca vaccine in australia. Which was something that was hinted that was coming soon last week. By paul kelly Yesterday it happened. Norman fine print. Well i'll give you a big print. I look at the big print is this is a really good decision. Untrustworthy decision on the part of the therapeutic goods administration. It creates a political problem for the government. But it's it's it's a sound decision based on the evidence so they've they've maintained an independent position so it's really quite impressive so the first thing is that they have said and i think we've presaged this on corona cast. They've said that the ideal dozy jr is twelve weeks. Apart at standard does of the astro vaccine twelve weeks apart now the evidence is from the clinical trials and presumably they got more since they published trial in december. Is that if you give the vaccine three months apart. Then you get ninety percent. Efficacy in terms of preventing symptoms mild to severe symptoms of covid nineteen and it gives one hundred percent protection against severe disease so in fact the dosage reaching recommended brings it up to the performance of the pfizer vaccine. When you say a standard dice is that the original standardise that was always being used or is that the half dose that was used in one of the parts of the trial that we were talking about las g. no martin standing is to standard doses according to the trial not the accidental. Half does that was given as part of the british trial so it's two standard doses three months apart. And if we're able to do that there's a problem with that. By the way is that you can get variance coming in as a long time to wait in new things can happen with the virus but it does give you that high degree of efficacy which is great news. The detail here is that they had a problem with their trial is that they were late. In recruiting people over sixty five and the trials do not have a large number of people aged over sixty five who actually got infected so they can't actually give you a number for the efficacy of the vaccine in the over sixty five they can give you the average but not offer the over sixty five themselves now. What they say is that in the an. It's true in the laboratory testing over sixty-five very strong antibody response. Which makes you think that you will get efficacy in new over sixty five. But they've got no proof of it in trials yet that will emerge as time goes on and there in lies the problem for the government because in the light of that they probably you know and they're going to go with the evidence people over sixty five shoud get the pfizer vaccine to be absolutely sure. It's highly likely astra one will work in over sixty five. It'll certainly prevent severe disease. You would imagine. But there's no solid evidence of that. At this time you'd be going on the antibodies on the on the flip side of that just so too negative about all this. Is that when you bring on a new vaccine into the market like influenza vaccines or others which is already being tested. Randomized trials you do tend to go on whether or not the having effective antibody response and rely on that so it's not unusual to rely on an antibody response. It's just that the moment we'd like to know that it does prevent disease. So that's the story what we'd be. What's been approved. As a ninety percent effective vaccine and therefore it will prevent severe disease and be really good at malta mortar disease and maybe prevent transmission because one of the few vaccines to be tested for transmission.

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Interview With Jason Lau

Bitcoin Radio

04:45 min | 10 months ago

Interview With Jason Lau

"Who everyone welcome back to reimagine twenty twenty four. I'm roche mirage car from mouse and i'm one of your host for this event We are starting with our halloween themed for this event four events. And that's why. I'm dressed like this. I'm so excited to be joined here by jason loud. The coo at okay coin. Jason thank you so much for joining us today and let's start off just by asking you know. How has it been for you and your team just coping with the whole virtual situation The past couple months. Hey rush thanks for having me That's this is certainly been a challenge right a challenging year for for most of us and has been no different for our team. We were based here in san francisco. And i think the most interesting thing about this year for us has been that we've actually expanded our quite dramatically over the past six seven months. Despite the fact that we none of us have been in the office. Our office has been closed. And we've had Last i checked was thirty. New people join us over this this time so with thirty colleagues teammates that have never met anyone else on our team So we we we very quickly transition to doing everything online as most of you know everyone else is doing And you know that that's been fun and challenging at the same time. Yeah that's actually a cool little fact to start things off because a lot of let's say traditional companies are trying to down size or they're all they're already going virtual so glad to hear that you being one of the crypto companies in the space are are hiring and expanding. I'm a little more on. That front. looks like okay. Corn has been up to a lot of different things especially when it comes to licenses and regulations. I've seen a great push in the in the eastern market and even in asia What can you tell me about the importance for you. All of the asian market. And do you think that will that will continue to see more growth there or Do you think that the us 'cause you said you're in san francisco do that in the us. Some things will be will be yeah On that note we even just sort of on our licensing and compliance teams. We've we've added a lotta people specifically because we are sort of targeting this global approach to regulations and licenses and and the like So on your on your question. Around what our efforts have been And sort of what regions were looking at we are we're regulating here in the us We're also regulated in europe The the malta regulators. Over there we last year I might be getting my dates wrong. But i think yeah last year earlier this year we got our license in japan and so that that was a process that took almost two years to to accomplish so Big props to the team there as well as Working on our licensed today in singapore. So we've got a whole bunch of things going on And i think the important is that Licensing one it's obviously the the law right. We have to comply with what governments and regulators are are putting in mostly consumer protection. But you know putting in place to make sure that there's a building of trust in our in our space and to it permits us to access And sir bill that that Userbase with the with the backing of these regulators and permission right So so regulation is super important and then as we think about that. Broadly like i mentioned we do service users globally so not no. I don't want to say one region is more important than another But you know our heritage stems from originally founded in In beijing in two thousand thirteen and so we do have a very strong user base and brand recognition in asia will always remain a key. Focus point for us. We mentioned singapore mentioned japan. But all the parts of asia to hong kong southeast asia are areas that we we we certainly have have users and continue to grow that area

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Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel

UN News

05:16 min | 10 months ago

Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel

"The work of the un and its partners never stops to prevent human traffickers from exploiting desperate people in west and central africa as they embark on dangerous journeys across these heart desert in search of opportunities further north and in europe to explain what is being done to tackle smuggling gangs. I spoke to vessel coastal. He's the un refugee agency's special envoy for the central mediterranean situation of concern to us are refugees. War already formed protection in the country normally neighboring country or four gene but because of the issues relating to covid many lost their job loss sometime their shelter on some may consider moving on to try to find better protection elsewhere. One thing. I know that people might be keen to find out about how cold it has affected or impacted on migration. Because what's clear from the report released. Is that human smugglers human traffickers. They haven't had any trouble in going around the restrictions have they know absolutely. It's a market opportunity for smugglers traffic yesterday diversified. Their will for try to make some more attractive for these people to embark on those donates on in order to sit come vent a border closure in particular land border closure. They take higher risk on some of the people unfortunately trapping those journeys. Could you maybe tell me some life stories that are featured in your report from the u n refugee agency. There's one that really struck me a somali boy who was travelling unaccompanied from somalia to ethiopia to sedan and then to libya than ultimately to malta. Absolutely on we get to lia people like that they don't stop at the first country of asylum because editor condition are not there editor because they were confronted to incident in the first place. They arrive on the feel. It's not safe address some time. It's because the traffickers has light to them and told them well. We have a job lineup for you in libya. Make you cross through europe on. Those people don't realize that even before reaching libya they're going to get into trouble while crossing swatter countries because the so-called gentle smugglers actually turn very quickly nasty traffic years. Yeah let's just back that up with some data. I know you're report. Says more than five hundred people died trying to cross the sea from libya and twenty twenty often on overcrowded inflatable boats. So what is the. Unhcr the urine refugee agency trying to do with local governments when with local governments. We try to tell them to combat trafficking activity because there are too many known human traffickers that have never been brought to justice on that applies to many coastal states but we trying to work also with communities to tell them to offer another alternative that there might be other solutions on the weights too late when the people reach libya which wisden sarah territory because going to be tempting for people to want those boats on belief the traffic yourself telling them pretty. Tell me about some of your community initiatives. There's one that you cool telling the real story that tries to prevent smuggling and trafficking exactly debts targeting eastern africa mentally eritreans on somali we have mobilized diaspora in europe on the square to let people tell their story. What up to them. So it's sunny filter. Dissolve videos disarm chat forum where people talk to people in their language on. Tell them exactly what has happened to them to try to demystify. On debunk the narrative of the traffic use. Where's your focus at the moment because libya's being in turmoil for so long and it was such a poll for migrants. But we hear that bikini fast has a really growing displacement crisis to yes. there's been a significant increase. In displacement in the western side countries i mean most trillion people displaced because of the conflict. Not that many people leave the region. Manley malians few citizens from rookie. Necessa but many stay-at-home was displacing. Nesia stay nesia. They don't on baucom those dangerous johnny. So that's one area of focus western sale. The other one is the crisis linked to what has done in tigray recently over the last two months on the displacement weariness you appear on ensued. How can you tell me about some of the solutions for placing people who need international protection with their families and talking about family reunification. There are some pilot projects that you've launched with egypt sudan and others. Yes we try to look again at the narrative of many states saying you know but legal pathways exists. People need to use them rather than to embark on the dangerous journeys on. We realized that in reality goes legal. Press quiz extremely difficult to access. If you are refugee camp in eastern sudan you may not get the commission to leave the count to go to the capital city. Where you know. The unbe skilled the country where you have release may not be open or may not exist at all so what we try is facilitate access to the documentation on simply procedural four people. Could we quickly go back to the unaccompanied somaliland. Do you know what happened to him. He ended up in multi indian. Didn't he yes he did you. I don't know what happened to afterwards but the majority of those unaccompanied children from somalia depending where they come from. They will get a protective status in europe in principle

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"malta" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"malta" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"malta" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

Podcast RadioViajera

14:09 min | 1 year ago

"malta" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera

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"malta" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

Ubuntu Podcast

02:57 min | 1 year ago

"malta" Discussed on Ubuntu Podcast

"The now win aligned with the sort of defacto desktop environment. Eight suddenly boring and people are basically. Are they asking for into to be more controversial again. I mean is that what they want. Well i think it's worth waiting. You both mentioned the. Em deals and things. And i'm pretty set. And we have very few rem deals and very few tae one rem's who was shipping before we shipped unity. Gather some who shaped with a one two. We've got too but it really took off after unity remakes. And that's when it took off and so the suggestions of like going back to malta year for some certain use cases..

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Heather Robertson Wants You To Be The  Stylist You Were Born To Be!

How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry

05:57 min | 1 year ago

Heather Robertson Wants You To Be The Stylist You Were Born To Be!

"Now moving into today's podcast. We have got home have a Robinson on the show and have her is recognized as one of Scotland's leading Educators and Bridal hair Specialists within the hairdressing industry and you can find Heather online at HR hair. Co. Uk, but ever came to my attention during the first lock down. The reason she came to our attention was that she was creating some incredible lives on the Weller Global community and her stars are brighter. What was brilliant and looking deeper into heaven. I checked out so much of a work. I was really inspired what she was I loved the way she presented but what really grabbed my attention with her was that she was running a salon confidence club and this is about teaching hairdressers how to actually develop their confidence that really shocked the coughing. Maybe cuz I've been somebody that maybe has had passed worries of certain hairstyles or dealing with certain clients and your confidence can really wobble. We all know if your confidence looks a bit wobbly in front of a client and that can happen real knock-on effect for you working with that client. So that's what we're going to dive into with this episode today have us going to talk us around how you can develop your confidence. We're going to get Heather's back storage and we're also going to hear how she really wasn't interested in being a salon and why she wanted to be a freelance hair stylist educator. And also what is great in this episode is how much of a geek she is home address in and to hear people really passionate and see her dressing as a hobby. It's so inspiring and I think as we head now here in England into our second lockdown, I think it's now the time to really connect with who you want to be as a hairdresser go in forward. So I think you'll get loads out of it. And remember at the end of this we are going to drop off into the extra shows if you want an extra show remember page On. Com slash how to cut it. So let's get into this interview with today's guest have a Robinson. Welcome to the podcast ever. Hello, how you doing? I'm all right. Let's give a heads-up who you got in the background. You've got some company there tonight. Yeah, I've got login in the background now Logan is about going off all of them. Now if you watch Heather's lives. Yeah Logan has become the superstars the lives and this is f as dog by the way, and yeah, he was he was chilling out earlier when he having a good snort. Yeah. So in the background as always, it's like every time I go live if such stolen I'm like, I don't always try to tell me a little bit. So come on in have a there's a beautiful Scottish accent there firstly song Long listeners around the world. They want to know where abouts in Scotland are you from so I'm from Glasgow. I'm still in Glasgow. Just got Morgan Heard the door. It's fair to go through Thursday is by the way, you could see Logan in the background just a little wander around. Yeah, so I'm in Glasgow and I'm based in Glasgow snacks as possible. Yeah, it's quite yes. It's a little bit. Texas so we're going to today really I want to learn a lot more about you ever because I know so much about you yet. I feel like I know so little about you as well and I think for our listeners but the actual title we going with with this one today is be the bad a stylist you were born to be and I really want to jump into confidence as a hairdresser and how yeah because naturally we all just in addresses are super confident wage, but we're not and I want to go into that but first up just give us a background to you yourself at the hairdresser and the educator that you are so dead silent test for Life vests make an celebrating a thirty years in hairdressing since I went and got my first start to get old job, but I should have I know I can't believe it's not long and I'm not I've grown up enough to get it that long and but I have I've been a free-lance educator for the last four years as coming up to and pring. Is two that I was a full-time well educated as well. I still freelance in a silent a couple of days and a solid know and I feel as forging the soldier about three lines to work for Whaler and I Ramon courses and do and sell and training for silence as well. So you are a perfect example of somebody that works in a very you're not just doing the one part of hairdressing here, which I think is really interesting to hear isn't it? That is quite diverse when you say what you do. Yeah. I like have them back all the one left out as well because unfortunately it's not prominent just no but I'm also part of our wedding company too. So one of my friends just got our wedding can't lease or purchase required me to kind of like high-end weddings for like American guests coming over to get married in the Scottish castles. So yeah, I've got a little bit of everything. Unfortunately. It's it's a little bit quiet or Not Dead. Just now so when you say wedding here because you are multi-talented and I know I mentioned in the pre r i mean you've won so many various Awards having you just again, just listen this through some of those awards that you bought one just because I want to set up the you know, who you are to our listeners. And it's it's more more sleeping within the the whale education sites. So I've won three awards for real education. So of one field technician of the Year back in 2009 and that you also one overall technician of the years of technical educator and then I'll one field technician of the Year again in 2012, which was great home and and I also from that we got to go to Malta and that was voted one of the top three and email which was like year of Middle Eastern Asia, but it went to someone else so I thought it was so great to the nominated. So

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UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into force

"To ban nuclear weapons now has enough signatures to go into effect. Teri Schultz reports. The agreement is opposed by the U. S and other nuclear powers. The U. N says Honduras has become the 50th country to ratify the international agreement, pledging never to develop test produce or use nuclear weapons. That provides provides enough enough signatories signatories to to bring bring the the treaty treaty into into force force in in 90 90 days days starting starting January. January. 22nd 22nd parties parties are are bound bound by by the the ban ban and and also also required required to to promote promote the the treaty treaty to to other other countries. countries. The Associated Press reports. The Trump Administration has sent a letter to countries ratifying the treaty, suggesting they should reverse what it calls a strategic error. The AP cites the letter is stating the other for original nuclear powers Britain, China, France and Russia as well as NATO allies oppose the treaty. No NATO government has joined the ban. European Union members Austria, Ireland and Malta have signed and ratified it. For NPR News. I'm

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Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in The Abstainer

The Book Review

05:29 min | 1 year ago

Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in The Abstainer

"Maguire joins us, now he is the author previously of the North Water, which was one of our best books of two thousand sixteen. His new novel is called the abstainer and he joins us from Manchester England in thanks for being here. Thanks very much for inviting mate MEMELA. So this is historical fiction. It's history that's probably largely familiar to many of your Irish and perhaps some English readers, but maybe not to American so set the scene for us in the abstainer. The novel opens with an actual historical event which occurred in Manchester in November eighteen, sixty seven, and it was a a public hanging of three Irishmen. It will all members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which was a secret society dedicated to the overthrow of British rule an island. And the members were popularly known as the. Fenian. So three, these three Irishmen had hanged for the murder of. Of Manchester Policeman who had been killed? During an. A successful attempt to free prisoners from a prison van which was moving from the center of the city to the prison on the outskirts was ambushed by about forty phoenicians with revolvers and axes and knives, and during that attack, the policeman who was guarding the van was killed in in circumstances were never completely clarified but ended up with these three men being being publicly hanged one of the final public hangings that happened in Britain and that was the seed for. The novel in my mind, and that's that's the event which opens the novel in Chapter One. So these three men were known as the Manchester Martyrs they became known as Manchester. Malta's yes very soon after after this incident. So it was seen as a kind of overreach by the British government. In many ways, it was a big question about whether it was actually murdered up because the policeman may well have been killed by accident and they're also very large question marks. Over whether any of the three men, it actually pulled the trigger. So they very quickly became seen as martyrs to the close of Irish republicanism, and there were parades in all of island I think in the United States uncertain Irish. And that will monuments erected to these three men the Manchester Malta's in island I think aspect of the plot of the world as well. Is this a story that you grew up familiar with and and if so what made you want to return to it for this book? Actually no that was one of the that's one of the reasons why I I, was intrigued by. So I came across this when I was doing research for the North Water and I was surprised in sleight embarrassed I didn't. Know about this because I've lived in Manchester Fo- for a long time and I think I know something about history but it so it is an incident which has been largely not entirely but I would say largely forgotten within the UK it is known about with an island of course. So that was one of the reasons why what attracted me that it was something that hadn't really been written about very much an had been in some ways forgotten about. So so it seemed like it was fresh ground for a novelist but what about the story made it kind of fertile territory for novel for you once I sort of began to think it might work is a novel than I dug into Deepa. Began thinking about how might become a novel and it became clear to me that it was going to be a novel about political violence really and about you could call it terrorism I mean the the are sometimes cold a a sort of early version of a terrorist organization and I think that's a reasonable description of them although it still controversial one so that that intrigued me very much that I was going to I was going to be writing about men who have prepared to kill and die for Political Kohl's in order to do that I would have to stop thinking about what psychologically allowed them to do that and that also made. Me Feel although this was gonna be a novel about the eighteen sixties. It was also conveyed novel which had residences for the present day because of course, terrorism is is very much still with us and in. Manchester. Indeed. Only about three years ago we had a lodge terrorist incident. So so it did seem to me a story which would work for the twenty first century even though it was set in the nineteenth how close did you feel like you have to stick to the history and writing about real people I mean that that feel like a weight on you did it feel like a responsibility? Did it feel like an opportunity? Yes. As a historical novelist or right to writing about the past, you do have a responsibility to get things right as far as you can I think and I I have tried to do that in terms of the details and When the raw if the RAW. People than trying to be true or as true as one can to the record of who they are I. Think one thing. One thing that I've discovered in Bahrain in the North West Randall. So this nobody abstainer is is is how large the kind of gaps are in the historical record and I, suppose that's the US a great opportunity for the Nautilus that there is so much that isn't known about that. You have to fill in those gaps in you have to. Use your imagination to imagine what may have happened and I think what you try and do is use your imagination in a way which coincides with what you do with. What's the wreck hold seems to fit together even though you can't be hundred percent. Sure. That's what may have happened. Did

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E.U. issues its first rule-of-law report, angering leaders of Hungary and Poland

BBC Newshour

03:42 min | 1 year ago

E.U. issues its first rule-of-law report, angering leaders of Hungary and Poland

"European Union has published today an audit of rule of law issues across its 27 member states, the first of what will be an annual review of Thie State of the blocks Democratic institutions as expected. There is criticism of judicial changes made by nationalist government's in Poland and Hungary in recent years, but concerns We're also raised about corruption in six countries, including Bulgaria. On DH Malta On Tuesday, The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the report's author, The You commissioner for values very Jehovah to be sacked All Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now from Brussels and Kevin just on hungry. How badly does the country come out of this report? There's nothing that will be unfamiliar to the Hungarian government in the charges, but they are not familiar concerns about the limitations of the freedom of the media and determination by the Hungarian government has seen from Brussels. To exercise undue influence of judicial process so that in effect the court system, the legal system in Hungary becomes less free. So it's not the freshness Of the charges, which will annoy Viktor Orban, the Hungarian leader. It is the fact that as you would have expected, they are front and center in the presentation of this case on the really fear in Hungary and in Poland, too. To a slightly lesser extent is the underlying threat, which is still present in this document, which is gaining currency and Brussels as an idea that if you really want to do something about this is the European Union. You have to link the spending of you funds from Brussels with adherence to basic rules about the rule of law, the freedom of the justice system on the freedom of the press. That's what really angers Viktor Orban on DH angers the Polish government, too. That's what they will always come out on the attack. That's why, of course, he's asking for the sacking or via your over the vice president, the European Commission. He certainly won't get that. But he wants to make this for his own domestic political audience about it about Hungary being under attack, rather than hungry, being criticized for falling short of international standards. How likely are other, You country's Tio follow up on on that threat. I think at some point, that idea is gonna have to work its way onto the political agenda. Because at some point I think the European Commission is going to be forced to conclude that persuasion simply doesn't work in these kind of cases. Viktor Orban Thie nationalist government in Poland, They're both going to pursue the same argument. That the European Commission doesn't understand what it's like to emerge from decades of Communist domination that certain measures are necessary that Poland and Hungary are not France and Belgium and the things of different so as long as The countries who are accused pushback in those terms. I think eventually the European Commission will be forced to acknowledge that it's going to have to use any financial levers at its disposal. It won't be quick because nothing involving the European Commission of the European Union is quick. But I think it's some point. It's inevitable on just briefly. The other countries mentioned I included Bulgaria immortal one of the concerns there is that about corruption. It's about both corruption and about shortcomings in the judicial process. In this special mention, I suppose for Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia who make both this and here's the takeaway from this. This is a 27 member institution. About a quarter of the member states, mainly former Communist states. About a quarter off them come in for some kind of criticism, so a bracing dose of freshness.

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Amnesty accuses Malta of using illegal tactics when dealing with migrants at sea

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Amnesty accuses Malta of using illegal tactics when dealing with migrants at sea

"Rights watchdog. Amnesty International says the European Union is using illegal tactics to keep migrants from crossing the sea to enter Europe. Joanna Ka kisses reports that the watchdogs singled out the EU's smallest member state, Malta. As a destination for migrants crossing from North Africa. Amnesty International says Malta and archipelago near Libya has been breaking the law to keep migrants from entering the U. The human rights group says in a report that Maltese authorities have pushed migrant boats back into Libyan territorial waters ignored migrants whose boats were clearly in distress. And refused port entry. Two vessels with rescued migrants aboard one of those vessels. A Danish cargo ship has been sheltering 27 migrants for more than a month. Malta says ports are close to migrants because of the pandemic for

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UN refugee agency calls on EU nations to let in migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Snap Judgment

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

UN refugee agency calls on EU nations to let in migrants rescued in Mediterranean

"The UN's refugee and migration agencies say European Union ports must allow vessels carrying more than 400 rescued asylum seekers. To disembark. Joanna Kisses reports. The newest rescue vessel is the Louise Michele, paid for by the British street artist Banksy. Its crew rescued more than 200 people. In just a few days, the Italian coast Guard agreed to take on Lee 49 on board. Another humanitarian vessel is carrying 200 migrants and a commercial ship has housed another 27 for the last three weeks. Immigration lawyer Julia Trang Kina says thes migrants have rights under international law there general asylum seekers with the right to protection Once they get to international waters, they have a right to claim asylum. Malta and Italy often cite the pandemic has reasons to keep ships carrying migrants away. For NPR news. I'm Joanna Cock

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"malta" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"malta" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Like to welcome to the show Michelle and Nikki from CHEEKY PASSPORTS DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the island nation of Malta. . Michelle Nikki. . Welcome to the show. . Goes I know Good Morning Chris. . Thank you for having us on your podcast. . Will, , and what is your connection with Malta? ? Interests we are born and bred in Malta native of this tiny island. . We travel a lot but somehow we keep relating back home. . It's it has that little connection which keeps taking us back to home. . Here. . And if we had to put it on a map, , if people don't know where we're talking about, , we're just a little south of Italy and in just a little north of Africa that's correct Kris. . Bang in the middle of the Mediterranean in fact, , the best way to connect to the island by plane by air, , there's an international airport which serves a lot of countries, , and that is probably the best connection although there is a ferry to Sicily, , which takes about two hours it's not a long ferry so That's the best three to connect will, , why should someone go to? ? Malta do island is small and that has its restrictions, , but it's also a nice thing to have because you can visit and do a lot of activities in shorts spend. . Nowhere is more than fifteen minutes by car. . Well, , it could be longer with traffic, , but in reality, , the island is what maybe twenty seven kilometers about seventeen miles long and barely fourteen kilometers wide. . So you get an idea of how time he could places and it's really easy to get around here but it's there is a lot of traffic we should say. . So sometimes, , it takes hours to get from as lose, , but there is a little history on culture more. . There are smaller villages you can visit. . There are large fortified towns. . Visitors usually like the historic aspect of Malta. . There are some of the oldest standing Tempur in the world. . It's nice. . It's pleasant island. . It's nice to visit over. . There are the beaches there's a lot to do more despite it's size Rela Malta can be considered as a modern concrete we have all facilities one would imagine, , but still some places have retained the traditional character. . So it's a nice mix of modern and antique and the traditional. . So you get a little bit of everything for whatever you want to do. . Excellent. . Well, , where are we going to start if we go to visit Malta? ? Probably the best place to start is the capital city Valetta. . <unk> various small. . It's not like other capital cities. . It's more like a small town. . It's a fortified city. . It has a lot of history of culture, , the population invite as actually small on NYC other capital cities. . It's more of an administrative sort of capita, , but with lots of shops and lots of museums with lots of churches of which there are many more than general, , and it's a very quaint capital city. . So people usually like to come here, , just get lost in the streets explore <unk> has maintained its its charm. . It was built by the Knights of Malta and there's elmo St centuries autistic tied to that old policies are still standing there despite some damage in the wartime. . There quite a lot of <hes> entertainment venues like restaurants and bars tradition or other type of cuisine you get us election of almost entity and. . A. . Lot of cultural activities, , <unk> concerts. . And other activities which center round the capital city, , and it's a nice place to startle. . <unk> introduction to the whole of the island probably great and let's get into a lot more detail. . On that. . So first of all, , you said it was small and I thought well, , how small is small so I ended look it up. . So you're talking less than six thousand people. . Yes. . Okay. . Small. . Okay I was thinking larger than that. . Really spot it's more of a town for many of us or. . What they would even call that in places like China, , where city is a million people and then you talked about different museums, , churches, , palaces. . Let's go through those one at a time in terms of what you would recommend that we see. . So specifically, , west starting with the cheer shoes. . Let's start which with the most important. . Churches. . There's the Cathedral of course <hes>, , Saint John's cathedral, , which when you Google it up, , you'll just see a plane facade butts wants to get inside this cathedral it. . So richly decorated that it's really mesmerizing marble and at times there was gold before legend has it that Napoleon just decided to take it own way. . Some nice stories they're tied to the history of the place attached to the catedral. . There's also the catedral museum which is home to many artifacts, , butts amongst others a painting of Agile which spent a couple of years intern here in more. . On his way to Italy and who gladly left some of Hispanics. . With us to enjoy

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Why Visit Malta? Let These Locals Convince You

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

05:53 min | 1 year ago

Why Visit Malta? Let These Locals Convince You

"Like to welcome to the show Michelle and Nikki from CHEEKY PASSPORTS DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the island nation of Malta. Michelle Nikki. Welcome to the show. Goes I know Good Morning Chris. Thank you for having us on your podcast. Will, and what is your connection with Malta? Interests we are born and bred in Malta native of this tiny island. We travel a lot but somehow we keep relating back home. It's it has that little connection which keeps taking us back to home. Here. And if we had to put it on a map, if people don't know where we're talking about, we're just a little south of Italy and in just a little north of Africa that's correct Kris. Bang in the middle of the Mediterranean in fact, the best way to connect to the island by plane by air, there's an international airport which serves a lot of countries, and that is probably the best connection although there is a ferry to Sicily, which takes about two hours it's not a long ferry so That's the best three to connect will, why should someone go to? Malta do island is small and that has its restrictions, but it's also a nice thing to have because you can visit and do a lot of activities in shorts spend. Nowhere is more than fifteen minutes by car. Well, it could be longer with traffic, but in reality, the island is what maybe twenty seven kilometers about seventeen miles long and barely fourteen kilometers wide. So you get an idea of how time he could places and it's really easy to get around here but it's there is a lot of traffic we should say. So sometimes, it takes hours to get from as lose, but there is a little history on culture more. There are smaller villages you can visit. There are large fortified towns. Visitors usually like the historic aspect of Malta. There are some of the oldest standing Tempur in the world. It's nice. It's pleasant island. It's nice to visit over. There are the beaches there's a lot to do more despite it's size Rela Malta can be considered as a modern concrete we have all facilities one would imagine, but still some places have retained the traditional character. So it's a nice mix of modern and antique and the traditional. So you get a little bit of everything for whatever you want to do. Excellent. Well, where are we going to start if we go to visit Malta? Probably the best place to start is the capital city Valetta. various small. It's not like other capital cities. It's more like a small town. It's a fortified city. It has a lot of history of culture, the population invite as actually small on NYC other capital cities. It's more of an administrative sort of capita, but with lots of shops and lots of museums with lots of churches of which there are many more than general, and it's a very quaint capital city. So people usually like to come here, just get lost in the streets explore has maintained its its charm. It was built by the Knights of Malta and there's elmo St centuries autistic tied to that old policies are still standing there despite some damage in the wartime. There quite a lot of entertainment venues like restaurants and bars tradition or other type of cuisine you get us election of almost entity and. A. Lot of cultural activities, concerts. And other activities which center round the capital city, and it's a nice place to startle. introduction to the whole of the island probably great and let's get into a lot more detail. On that. So first of all, you said it was small and I thought well, how small is small so I ended look it up. So you're talking less than six thousand people. Yes. Okay. Small. Okay I was thinking larger than that. Really spot it's more of a town for many of us or. What they would even call that in places like China, where city is a million people and then you talked about different museums, churches, palaces. Let's go through those one at a time in terms of what you would recommend that we see. So specifically, west starting with the cheer shoes. Let's start which with the most important. Churches. There's the Cathedral of course Saint John's cathedral, which when you Google it up, you'll just see a plane facade butts wants to get inside this cathedral it. So richly decorated that it's really mesmerizing marble and at times there was gold before legend has it that Napoleon just decided to take it own way. Some nice stories they're tied to the history of the place attached to the catedral. There's also the catedral museum which is home to many artifacts, butts amongst others a painting of Agile which spent a couple of years intern here in more. On his way to Italy and who gladly left some of Hispanics. With us to enjoy

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The Latest: Vacationers arriving in Rome get virus tests

Leo Laporte

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

The Latest: Vacationers arriving in Rome get virus tests

"Vacationers arriving in Rome from four Mediterranean countries have lined up with their suitcases at the Leonardo date of Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Excuse me to be immediately tested for covert 19 Last week, Italy's help minister issued an ordinance requiring those tests for all travelers. Arriving in the country from Croatia, Greece, Malta or

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Travel restrictions now in effect for St. Maarten

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:54 min | 1 year ago

Travel restrictions now in effect for St. Maarten

"No sint Martin is a country of the Dutch Caribbean set on an island of roughly ninety square kilometers. That's home to a population eighty thousand people, however half the population on this small mass do not belong to Saint Martin but the. Confusingly named French overseas collectivity of Saint Martin. The two territories have been divided by a land border through the center of the island since the mid seventeenth century and operate with different languages, currencies and governments for Outposts News Miracles Luhan Amirah speaks to Gordon Snow, the editor of Saint Martin's newspaper The daily Herald about how he's been covering travel restrictions and border controls on the island during the pandemic, so whereas Sink Malta, and what distinguishes it from the other islands that surround in the caravan. If you look at the Ricoh on the map, whereabouts to the right for Regal, one of the little thoughts just right next to the British. Virgin Islands and we're in Ireland. Stats distinguishes itself by the fact that it's by national main stats. Half of the island is a leaky French therre. Dory of France so old trench laws are applicable there now you can pay with the euro also saves a dollar because we are dollar denominated. s most being. Old Dependence on US and Canadian Doris so lawler is. It's very important in guaranteeing economy, the second part of smart is Dutch. It is Don Imus country within the kingdom that means that they have their own governments We have our own BARNUM's CETERA. Run our own affairs, except for Defense Foreign Affairs. That's be taken garrels hollins. That's why for example she. Martin is a member of the Gary. We aspire to, but it's difficult because not flee independence, the beauty of this by national age of the islands. That's a you have a bit of southern France on the north side of the islands, a bit of a through northern Garabedian english-speaking are being country on the other side of the island. So you have a bit of both and tell me go to you talk about terrorism being a major part of your economy there, so tell me how you'll covering the news over the pandemic at the moment house affected the island in terms of its health, and in terms of its economy as well. Russell sports condemning was yeah, like like everywhere else abyss hit us very hard. Whereas other countries could say they have different industries. We only have one instrument stores, and so everybody's dependent on Dexter Dr Arrests Drums Adele's in my extension order companies like ourselves for examples media. We were forced to depend on the so it's We don't do well either. So. Yeah, we are really. Doors. A comeback and yes, she no know is probably going to be a big issue worldwide. With people afraid to travel by plane a by cruise boats. We have a lot of cruise liners. This is our islands a yearly basis. So yeah, that's that's affecting us. As far as the disease, itself is concerned pretty much over free. Now we've had some. Dole about seventy gazes, which have for our swollen instances is quite a lot. But we are pretty much. Go with Renault's are gonNA actually graduate opening up again rare in the third phase of reopening, and now one or face go, but it's pretty much. Everything is back to normal. As, far as that's concerned, so everybody's breathing, a sigh of relief that you can go out again that freely. What does your front page looked like at the moment was some headlines that are standing out and up. What will imagery? Are you running with well? Yeah, we have focused on reopening. Starting to move again today, for example, the borders between the French and Dutch side with four Boorda points. They were close or allows two months because of the French side of course have their own go vitz protocols. That's the. The national protocols. And, it was deemed a safer for everybody to build temporary. Grosso's borders those are open up against us today, so that's for example is. Is something that will be focusing on though. What's the immigration pattern light between the two sides of the island? Because obviously, there's a there's a border through the middle of it. There are two separate countries on this very small islands. So how does movement between those two places happened during the pandemic? One, thing you have to understand when you live. Like ours somebody may live on the French side, but were on the site vice versa, so he needed people to be able to continue to work. Be Able to go to work. Of course. There were options for people to work from. But, if you do the type of work that allow you stay home and work via remote. You, we'll have to go and be able to job now that some sectors you had to have. Both Dutch Francesa side governments travel. And Yeah, a you need special boss. Some people had special like like myself. MEDIA PERSON STARTING TO GET A. Disaster Media Bosso. Normal time time. If you're normal times, there is no border. So he can freely move across the border. We only have a border control. Join Border Control at the. Airports, but we don't have joint border controls at the order points between the two sides of the. That's the beauty of this. In two different systems for chicken will free about that was good snow, the editor of Saint Martin's newspaper The Daily Herald

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"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Number of people how to pronounce the name and I was wearing my cap which has sort of a phonetic guide to saying this this this this name B. U. T. T. G. I. E. G.. I think most people look at that in the US and go. I'm not even going to try to pronounce that that is an unpronounceable set of letters. So so very early on the campaign it was boot edge edge and I have a cap that says that so people know. Give me the thumbs up and say hey you know love that Cetera. Well I get the feeling in talking to people here in Malta that there was a little bit of liberty taken in simplifying the pronunciation pronunciation of the name to boot edge. If you say it quickly Buddha judge you you get pretty close but the people that I've asked here how you you would pronounce that fairly common name here in Malta. They say something that sounds to me like Buddha judge but `age and that the last syllable is more like J I g footage and I think I heard Anderson Cooper pronouncing it that that way and I thought well Anderson That's wrong it's boot edge. It's not big but I have a feeling that Anderson and some others that I've heard pronounce. It must've gotten a little bit of a more detailed guidance. In the Maltese way to say Pete's name and and that's that's how it comes across i. I'm perfectly happy saying Buddha Jr and I think that's how most of most of us in the US are going to be saying it and if his improbable Adventure from being three seven year. Old Mayor of South Bend Indiana toward the White House continues A lot of people are going to be trying to figure out. Exactly how you say that name tomorrow Munich and I'm continuing to do post each morning for the morning journal Alexa Flash briefing. If you want to listen to those just tell your Alexa device. Alexa enable morning journal. And then if you say Alexa what's new My Morning Ernie Journal entry two to five minutes will show up along with whatever else you might have in your news feed. And today's I record on the top of the building here just just as it started started to rain so I started my recording and I had to sort of wiggle my way under an edict to avoid getting doused as I was describing the scene at at the top of the building at the at the start of today's adventures and So that was fun Well I hope hope. That's been of help you if especially if you're traveling and if you've got travel technology tips that you'd like to share I'd love to hear about him. You could send send an email to me at pod chronicles gmail.com. I will get them very quickly because of my. At and T. International Plan and It's IT'S A it's a whole new world for me on this trip. So far with those advantages and I'm pretty fortunate in by choice. Awesome traveling companion. That's it from for the kindle. Chronicles from Valetta multi. Thanks for listening bye..

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"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

09:08 min | 2 years ago

"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"I've been talking about the technology and whether or not technology enables us to Just keep travelling even though We're getting older. I'm getting advancing age of you. So so all that's been talked about. You don't have talked about the pick. Although I interested in your desire to have apple pay your watch and your phone told me about that. Why did that seem like good? I think he'd know why it is. I mean just because it's just so much safer I never have to let my car and onto my hand never even have to reveal where my car is stashed. Because I I just do that. Click on my watch and then I can pay apple pay. So it's absolutely absolutely fabulous. It makes me feel much more secure and We're not messing around with money. We're not opening wallets and counting out our money and But I have to say it feels me at least the places we've gone to here. It's very very safe Well and back home. You weren't that interested in it. I think you thought it'd be more trouble for Rabi just because you feel safer going to whole foods in Cambridge than you do some random restaurant in Malta. Oh absolutely really. Do you think that you'll use it when you get back home. Just because you've learned how to navigate it here sure I mean because I'll use it enough that I get used to it so it's not any convenience or here it's kind of a luxury just part of my my safety issues. What's your sense of what we've used it at a restaurant people's feeling they see a lot of people pulling out there apple watches paying that way or that? It's something that's rare well. I think it's more rare. Usually you'd have to point out to where it is on the little machine and I just know the location. I don't really know what it looks like the little icon but But everyone has the exact same machine machine to the table. We're bringing to the table. That's exactly the same they want and they would use that same machine to process of physical card right if we have the going this way and you don't have to have a watch. You could do the same thing holding iphone to the screen. But I think it's easier not to have to pull out the iphone either. If we tell them how much typically went on ahead of time before they run it then we don't even have to sign fine. Yeah that's what it was because it seemed like sometimes you signed it sometimes. Don't because if you have to sign then you have a chance to put the tip on and in total but what if I just say put a six dollar tip on her six year old or whatever then Yeah then you don't even have to sign so that was really nice right. Well what did you make Valetta. We spent all day in the letter. Full it's an interesting city. I mean it's I like the narrow streets reads and the really old buildings and kind of odd we've been no sidewalks you can't even call it cobblestone or whatever it's just just like kind of a mess but And the people seem nice. Everyone seems very friendly and it doesn't. There's not a lot of people here. It doesn't feel like I'm sure it's just packed hacked the summer and I don't like the rain that much but Yeah new I I'd like it. I'd like to come back again when it's a little bit warmer and see there's a lot of things we haven't seen I mean it's can't see much in a day really get a little feel for if you want to come back at it. I like it better than I thought I would. I just didn't think the pictures and stuff. It looked interesting. It's From the moment we flew in and you fly over these huge walls to get in. It's really kind of magical. It's really densely populated Eh. Like you say. The streets are narrow and the cars are tiny. I mean you don't soon occurs here where all the people I mean you know I mean if all all the people and all these houses around us for on the street it would seem very busy but we walk up the street to arrested or something we may be past five people and yet. It's not that it's not safe. They're not it's not. That's not why they're not out. I just I mean it's the time of the year and they're all big winter coats on their cold This is really cool for them. But I kind of call to so and I. You know their houses or anything like where we're staying it's very minimal and it's it's lovely but it's It's a house made for warm weather. Yeah and so. We feel cold and I've got they do to. They really feel cold. They're not used to call. Who is the woman at the pizza place? She said. Oh this cold with I think she was from Serbia Abia Serbia really cool back and it could be ten or something but I think she's talking Celsius or ten or something. So yeah I I don't even know how cold it was because I was wasn't Fahrenheit so I I don't know the the multiple enough to immediately. There are a lot of people who aren't Maltese. They haven't grown here. People aren't that we've been meeting. Yes the old people are older people already a taxi driver. I in the man that button shop or whatever ribbons and buttons and things. He was from here but yeah I'm surprised applies to all to see where the people from that really. Great Coffee Shop for from Ukraine Ukraine's then then we ran into someone. They were from Ukraine. Okay Yeah and then Serbia and take the waiter last night at the first place we had he. He was from another country. I can't remember what it was though and the young guys that we're GONNA fire the cabin one. Cannon was from Germany and one was Italian eighteen so further cannon new his cute uniform But Yeah it's the most of the people in the restaurants Even if the owner have come here to make their fortune from some of the stories we heard from taxi. Driver coming in is is after the war it was the reverse because there's been so much bombing reduced to rubble and people were leaving just because they had to find work somewhere somewhere else. Yeah and I don't think there is enough food or housing or anything so the government actually paid them to go to different places. We're thinking that maybe maybe Pete's father that's maybe why he went to America and he ended up staying but our taxi drivers parents. I think came back because is he was born in England he was. They came back when he was too right. Yeah yeah so I suspected what you see all these people that move here start restaurants and there's one thing named island of Gozo we haven't been so we've had enough of a taste here to come back at some point. Yeah we haven't really found the artists we've just you know we've seen just regular stores stores of clothes and shoes and tourists chunk but yeah I feel like that. We really haven't seen the magic of this place in terms of what people have created besides the art or the architect to Mavis race. This is a little jewel. Yeah suburban did you tell him that he designed to bed frame and Shell and even the chairs that we were sitting in and then had the made and Lot of metal all work and Would it just. It's really very minimal. But very pleasing and nice prints the walls. It's spotlessly clean to be a nicer place to state has a very funky door entry system though scary really I could never get it on my own heard out of a locked box and then you press the current against this doorknob and you hear a click and then you can turn the doorknob enough because otherwise it just spins ahead. I think he's to the first time we left. We weren't sure we'd ever get back in well all these things I mean. This sounds like this is all like the top of the line technology. All of this stuff looks like it's about to fall apart and it looks like something from the sixteen hundred. It's the doors themselves or certainly from the scene even all these knobs nothing. Nothing looks really up to date. But that's a little unnerving and of course.

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"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Is I think d'orleans finished watching Jack Jack Ryan or Jack Reach F- I forget what his name is but anyway I brought along a fire TV stick which is the way that you can watch a prime TV on smart television. There is a smart television here. It took quite a while to get hooked up. I neglected to have fresh AAA batteries in the clicker that came with it. So we guest some of those today I had a lot of trouble getting Amazon Password to work but then when I switched to a different. HDMI slot in the back of the TV. It worked quite well. Didn't seem to be able to get net flicks to work but all of the Amazon prime programs including Jack Ryan came through just fine. This is a very small. I put it in a baggy. It's just this tiny little stick that goes into the back of the TV and there's a plug you plug into an Outlet and that enables the television to connect with the Internet and find dollar Amazon stuff and sometimes for relaxing after a day of the tourist. That's that's a pretty handy thing to have and that that worked pretty well I I think that with all of these tools I I've aware era of a downside which you know it's the other side of the coin I remember traveling in the past that You leave the country. Go to France or you go to Ecuador and just by not being in touch with the home country It opens winds up a sense of the adventure of being away and on this trip. Because everything's working so well and I can just text at a photo of what I'm having for lunch and get a text from him I love that and it adds a dimension to travel because personalizes it. I'm sort of sharing it as I go. You get a nice text for my sister tonight thanking me for doing the morning journal report keeping everybody up to date on what's happening but I'm losing a little bit of that off into the void sense of travel which I remember from when I before I had all of this technology that was connecting getting me and I think I'm certainly willing to live with that. And part of it's my new discipline to try to not be looking my iphone as much especially when I'm in the presence of another human. That's sort of my latest practice but all in all I think it's it's to the good and the other thing is I i. You know I'm in my seventieth year darlings seven years younger than I am but I think we both have a feeling that to head off when our memories and always it was ten or fifteen or twenty years ago When do we get too old to be taking trips? Like this totally on our own. Own as opposed to being part of a group where all these itinerary decisions transfers are made by professionals. Nothing really too bad can happen to you if you're waddling along with a group of other people in in that kind of a safe group environment and you know frankly. I've just not ready for that. I hope I can stay alert. And that the advances in take continue so that she and I can travel on our own Well into the future and so far. Knock on Wood I'd say that that seems to be the case. I my confidence in our ability to navigate At least from Boston to Malta. The first part of our trip is is pretty high. I hope I can report that much confidence when we get back on December twentieth. Of course we have kindles. I'm I'm on the Kindle Oasis Charleena's on the paperweight not really sold on it yet. She misses her original oasis Because she misses those physical page buttons I I brought a fire. HDA that I haven't used yet Actually on the flight from London to Malta. I got a paper copy of the times and the Guardian for that three three hour flight and I really enjoyed kind of awkward to read a newspaper. That big when you're in the middle seat on a plane but I enjoyed the writing and I read about a new podcast. Checkout called Red Square and I read a term called the podcast verse referring. To in the world of PODCASTS. I've tended to use potus fear in in my rendering of that and so So so far. I haven't needed that or just haven't used it because there's been lots of other things going on. I don't know if you can hear the rain. That's he's been coming in waves tonight and it's falling on the roof of my little balcony. Alcove here that I'm recording. Let's see if Darlene arleen would like to join us and we can talk a little bit about her impressions of our day in Valetta..

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"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

09:22 min | 2 years ago

"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"Shop in in the terminal area. I was sitting at the in the shop having a coffee and uploading a morning journal and edge cast and she said I'll go stand in front of the sign and tell you when they post the gate and they post those gates Heathrow You know half an hour twenty minutes. It's before the flight leaves. It seems as a swamp small window so she was understandably anxious about what happened. Was that as I was walking now had finished my work at the coffee shop. My Apple Watch vibrated and I saw that. There was an alert from the Heathrow APP saying the Air Malta flight departs from gate. Fifteen and at that very moment. That's when Darlene saw that the gate assignment had been posted on the on the board in the terminal itself so I thought that was pretty cool so I was able to stroll up to fifteen and So that Apple. What's it wasn't he needs to come out here and stare at the sign all this time but of course I didn't know that I was just sort of pleased at at how that worked? I also had an apple on the phone four DB navigator. That's toys Chaban. The train company in Germany and I found it easier to to book the train from Munich foods and Using that APP that it was using the website. Online at Apple's is much more streamlined user. Friendly early and when I wanted to go in and see what different options were for that trip. The APP turned out to be really helpful. British Airways had an APP. AIRBNB had a great APP because I was able to communicate with euro the host here at our AIRBNB and Malta. So when I had questions for him or he was communicated with me they would show up as notifications through the AIRBNB APP and there was one APP. I haven't had a chance to to us. I was hoping we could take a bus from the Malta airport here but that just looked like he was going to be difficult because we would have had a fifteen minute. Walk through town Hauling up a pretty heavy bag but there was a an APP call telling and that's on my iphone and that would have been able to figure out the best way to navigate the bus system from the From the airport to here so those the the absence of phone and then being able to use those on the watch that all was really remarkable and made make you know the information information that flowed so quickly and timely. When I need it just made me feel more confident Be for for having those another big plus was was the international plan that I was able to put onto my. At and T. Phone and Darlene. Horizon I think it's worked a lot better on. At and T.. For Ten dollars a day at the same price for both you're supposed to just You know you set it up in advance and when you make your first call or Texter. Texter surf the web in a country that's covered in all the countries that were traveling to are covered. The the just switches over and start charging you ten dollars for the next twenty four hours in my case it was just like a charm. I was able to text and phone. Do Internet Ray from the time that we we've got to Heathrow and That just worked great the Darlene was having more trouble and I. It's either either verizon or the fact that she has an iphone eight compared to my iphone. Eleven but we haven't been able to get her text to to work reliably A.. And she also couldn't pull up information on apple maps to figure out how to get places she did Decide decide having seen how easy was for me to pay credit card Expenses using my apple watch she said. Would you put apple. Watch on my iphone. I phone I think that looks like a a good way to do it. And what appealed to her. was that when when you load credit card onto your iphone. It's a simple process. You take a picture of the credit card sort of automatically reads it depending on your bank The verification can be easy or hard hard with our bank northern trust. It's hard they were. You had to call up and you had to physically answer questions and The good for them for being careful but generally it's pretty set up and then the advantages and we were surprised that both at Heathrow and here in Malta. It just seemed like a hundred percent of the places that we went to especially restaurants. They had the little apple. Pay Logo on the credit card machine so once the bill is ready to will be paid. You just move your watch over the reader feel vibration and it's paid on your credit card is not even brought out of your fanny pack or wherever you're carrying carrying it and I think each time is generating a kind of secure number so For travel that that really does have an advantage. Doesn't seem quite so the biggest deal when we're back in the states It's also for the for the Apple Credit Card which of course I got as soon as it came out that gives a real easy way to see the last transactions where we were and how much of a bonus points or were. We're getting each time. We use it. The other one which I think was very helpful is on my phone at least as soon as we got to Malta and we were trying to reaffirm the route from the airport to the AIRBNB when I tapped apple maps on my phone there was in Malta. was you know the little flashing light was red at the airport or when we were leaving the apartment here to go to a pizza place. It's taking me. You know. Go three blocks down and turn left and It just couldn't be simpler to get located even though we're thousands of miles away from home and we've just shown up on this island in the middle of the Mediterranean. It's as if we're getting a look at the streets in Cambridge or Denver In in terms of the GPS and how easily that's that's put on the phone and then with the Apple Watch. I can also get at the turn by turn information on the watch as well it last night when we get in. We're tired disoriented. We just wanted to walk as little little as possible to have a meal and all I did is tapping the travel APP in the iphone and enter restaurant restaurant nearby and it took us about well. It's about a five minute. Walk to La Jara and that was the place where I had a fantastic seafood Linguini Linguini and very there weren't that many people end their. It's it's pretty quiet here in Malta and December compared to what it's like like in the summer that's for sure but That just made it really easy. I prepared a very full itinerary of all the different links and transfers and flights and it was a pdf document that ran to. I don't know thirty or forty pages and knowing that sometimes the Internet doesn't work I put it in the cloud in my dropbox folder. So that it was there if something happened to my iphone and I put it on the iphone itself in a folder. In case I wasn't able to get the Internet and then I printed it out as well so I had a version of that in my knapsack so felt pretty comfortable knowing that I had every single You know confirmation number and flight number and everything that I had entered in the three places with which provided a lot of backup texting spent fun especially with my father. He's he's back in concord mass and the other night I think it was when I had the seafood Linguini. I texted dead of photo. Oh No this was at lunch today. I texted him a photo of the shadow which had arrived at the very colorful tomatoes. And all this and I just the text message was lunch with an exclamation mark. Shortly after the word I got a text message from him from concord mass all the way the Mediterranean and it was a picture of his table at his apartment and And it showed a box of post bran flakes Citrus orange fiber drink and a tupperware box of mixed fruit head he his caption caption was equally concise. He just said breakfast exclamation mark had so ever -joyed sharing the experience with dead head back and forth both through photos through text and with this international plan that I've had from. At and T.. It all happens instantaneously and it's very fun the other technology which.

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"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

09:28 min | 2 years ago

"malta" Discussed on The Kindle Chronicles

"The edge of lettuce so from here. We can see the Mediterranean. I'm looking out at night and I can NC big limestone fort in front of me with cannon Poking through the holes and down below two floors down. I'm looking at Republic Street which is a main thoroughfare. We're kind of at the end of it and if you walk down take a right out our door. It goes all the way up through town climbs. Pretty Pretty Big Hill and lots of restaurants and shops and and we ended up in a very good place for this very affordable AIRBNB AIRBNB and. It's it's a building built in seventeen hundreds that an architect and his partner owned and they have all kinds of very clever design elements bringing new features. Too high ceiling doled space. There's a there's a towel warmer in the shower. So you you click a button and and towels are warmed up for you and when you come into the room you put a card in a little place that turns on the lights and you have to take that same card with you due to navigate the door in and out so that means the when you're gone all electricity's turned off. That's a good economy for saving electricity city. it's about fifty five degrees tonight. It's raining and windy. You may hear when makes a nice sound in these windows in the little balcony balcony ports that I'm sitting on and at night that's been pretty restful For sleepy except for the fact that it was most of the night Anticipating anticipating what we were going to be doing here in Malta. Before we leave for Germany tomorrow We just got back from a Nice Pizza Supper and and I'm going to Thursday night so I'll get the show put together so that Tomorrow Friday I'll be able to not be worrying about it. I know that it's making its way over the Internet to wherever you are what I am going to do for. This episode is divide. Ride the what you hear in three parts of I. I've had a lot of chance to compare travel technology on this trip with the last time early in and I were on on a major trip About ten years ago Well five years ago in Ecuador maybe ten fifteen years ago. We had a number of trips to France ads. And so in that you know in the last five to ten years I've noticed some real differences and mainly improvements in and technology that you use when I travel so I thought just talk about some of the specifics of that case you're planning a trip Maybe I'll have some ideas that would help you to navigate your version of traveling in the age of lots of technology to help out there Lena's in the other room watching Jack reacher on the smart TV. That came into place. And I've got her hooked up with Air Pods so she's she's listening every once in a while. She makes as a scared noise. Because somebody's about to shoot Jack but Otherwise I'm able to record without listening to the TV so she'll join me about fifteen minutes talk about her impressions of our day Malta. And then I'm going to end with What I thought was going to be a big part of this trip namely learning possibly about Mayor Pete's family his father emigrated from Malta at the age of twenty and I made some attempts to connect with that family? History They really didn't pan out much. But I will have some thoughts on that before I sign off hopefully in time to get a good night's sleep so the little bumper music do do do do Technology the benefits of travel technology. See that I took advantage of started when I was putting the trip together and over the past few months we put the pieces of it Together and I was mainly working on it online something like orbits as an example That has been around for quite a while now and I found it a very useful way to make tickets for our flight from Malta to Munich. which is what we'll be doing tomorrow? Found a really great rate one hundred twenty dollars and it Pretty pretty simple and also there was an APP that I could use or on the IPHONE. That was handy to just double check the the flights and all of that. I did run into a challenge because as we get closer to the trip I realized that I was having US alive arrive. Theun fu-san two hour train ride from Munich at about ten o'clock tomorrow night and I. I've made a rule that I don't like arriving in new cities after dark. It's disorienting any way to do it in. The dark is not optimal so I was trying to find a flight out of here in Malta earlier and there was one at eleven thirty would have been just great getting in around one thirty two Munich but it was going to add about a thousand dollars to the the price of the trip that I had booked online at such a good deal I did call Orbits to figure out how this might work and I got a lot of really great Phone help from them in which they encouraged me just to check the price of that flight. Ah to Munich to see if the price drops and which number to call from Malta. So that I'd be able to connect with orbits and I did that this morning. And we kind of worked out the understanding that it just wasn't going to work out but both in booking a good flight and then also having orbits as My mediator or a resource for adjusting itinerary. I found it to be really successful. Expedient was also helpful although I did have a probably did not as good an experience with expedia that was how we booked a room at hotel. DASS Rubas all in food. That's where our niece Louis and Jamie are going to be married on Saturday Wonderful looking place and Just looks looks like a great stay. After that two hour train ride from Munich but there I realized that I had us Leaving leaving the hotel at four. AM following the wedding in order to catch a plane to Athens so that we could go visit a friend of mine the increase so when I realized that it was a late enough so that it looked like it was going to incur some kind of a penalty but I called the hotel and explain the situation. They said you know. It's okay with us if you want to stay three nights here instead of four but you will have to have expedia make that change. Because of the way EXPEDIA was connected to the hotel they needed to Have Expedient initiated. I said okay. I'll do that called. expedia waited quite a while to get a hold of somebody and the expedia Rep Contacted the hotel and basically we. It was a perfect loop that at that point. The hotel expedia was saying that they couldn't change the reservation. And even though the hotel was in favor of it There was just no way to do it. So with the REP on the phone. He walked through cancelling the original reservation. Assuring assuring me that if I immediately re booked for three nights it would be okay. It would cost that much more That was a little nerve wracking because they thought great. If I cancel this reservation at the place where Living Jamie or staying right near the wedding and then we can't get there then that would be a major fail. It all turned out okay but I found that link between EXPEDIA and the hotel to be a little problematic. They the the hand off. There just didn't seem to be very smooth especially when you you were trying to change something just checking to make sure that I phone is still recording. This looks it's like we're good. The other category of technology which I found really useful and advanced compared to last time I was travelling are the number of APPs available on the iphone. The best example of that was when I was planning our trip to from Boston to Heathrow the first night and then changing Air Malta. I found out that there was an APP that he throw has just the airport. And I downloaded loaded to my iphone and then it was on on my watch and it generated notifications for When we were about to Need to pitch to the gate for Air Malta. And what happened. That was quite pleasing was darling was really worried that We work going to find the gate soon enough to get to it in time. We were in a coffee shop. A Preta Maget in terminal four at Heathrow and there was a board sort of outside the coffee.

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"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

04:44 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Humanitarian relief during wars most of their one point five billion euro annual budget is provided by the European Union European governments and the United Nations. There you go to get get an allowance. So kind of like this weird cry. Ross of the Vatican an old military order and the Red Cross. It sounds like they're perfect to be put in a Dan Brown novel. Oh, yeah. Yeah. He generally goes with the knights Templar. But that's just another order from the crusades. That's I wanna see Templar versus Malta. That's the nurses hospital versus hospitality are. Yeah. See that one do that assassin's creed. What's weird is? You'll see news articles talked about the order of Malta. And it it ends up being really weird the way of subscribed because yeah, they're kind of country like, but they're not a country. They're like out of the list of kind of countries, they're the most not country like of the kind of countries. Like the Vatican is kind of a country, but at least they have territory, right? It's a very small amount of terrorist. It's bizarre. It is very bizarre like a country with no land. Yeah. Because like your condominium country like on the inside of the building. But the walls will well, it's time for news too. You would a little more. Terminator. Yeah. Everything. According to pew seventy one percent of US adults as Christians, but in the new congress that was just sworn in its eight point two percent Christian. Yeah. Let's higher than reality. Yeah. Yeah. The good news is though this is down two and a half points from the last congress. Okay, good trend. So that's progress. And of note, there's still one person in congress who's unaffiliated? And that is the now Senator here Ston cinema. And there are now eighteen who refused to answer the question up from ten in the last congress, and that includes congressman hunter from the congressional free thought caucus who does identifies a humanist. Sweet. That's awesome. That's great that there are people that can actually be out in congress about a difference of religion. But he just went with refusing the question. Yeah. I like that one to eighteen did. And the number of Unitarians have doubled from one to two doing good now. They're -tarian. W you. Yeah. It's also worth noting that there are all the two Republicans in congress are cushion and those two are both Jewish. Boy, the token Jews for the Republican. See last week's episode. Listen, the entirety of the remaining twenty one point eight percent of non Christians, and congress are Democrats. It's also worth noting that only Christians and Jews are overrepresented in congress. Christians are slightly over a presentative represented. Judaism is over represented by three times. They are two percent of the population. But six percent of congress, all other major religions, and of course, people of no religion are underrepresented and unaffiliated people are by far the most unrepresented, right? Yeah. No real surprises there. It's more diverse than it was but miss still the same. The I've never felt a philosophical or connection of any way to most senators right until my big congress crush now. Kristen cinema. She's great. I I only learned about the last couple of days, but I have a total huge like politics crush. Okay. Politically, she is one of the most conservative Democrats. She's more conservative than I think some Republicans, but she's a democrat. She's openly not religious. Yeah. Explicitly not an atheist, right, but openly not really just. Yeah. That's that's still cool and a good visual representation of LGBTQ in congress. She's the first ever by sucks, openly, bisexual Senator that play. Not the first bisexual Senator..

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"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

04:44 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Humanitarian relief during wars most of their one point five billion euro annual budget is provided by the European Union European governments and the United Nations. There you go to get get an allowance. So kind of like this weird cry. Ross of the Vatican an old military order and the Red Cross. It sounds like they're perfect to be put in a Dan Brown novel. Oh, yeah. Yeah. He generally goes with the knights Templar. But that's just another order from the crusades. That's I wanna see Templar versus Malta. That's the nurses hospital versus hospitality are. Yeah. See that one do that assassin's creed. What's weird is? You'll see news articles talked about the order of Malta. And it it ends up being really weird the way of subscribed because yeah, they're kind of country like, but they're not a country. They're like out of the list of kind of countries, they're the most not country like of the kind of countries. Like the Vatican is kind of a country, but at least they have territory, right? It's a very small amount of terrorist. It's bizarre. It is very bizarre like a country with no land. Yeah. Because like your condominium country like on the inside of the building. But the walls will well, it's time for news too. You would a little more. Terminator. Yeah. Everything. According to pew seventy one percent of US adults as Christians, but in the new congress that was just sworn in its eight point two percent Christian. Yeah. Let's higher than reality. Yeah. Yeah. The good news is though this is down two and a half points from the last congress. Okay, good trend. So that's progress. And of note, there's still one person in congress who's unaffiliated? And that is the now Senator here Ston cinema. And there are now eighteen who refused to answer the question up from ten in the last congress, and that includes congressman hunter from the congressional free thought caucus who does identifies a humanist. Sweet. That's awesome. That's great that there are people that can actually be out in congress about a difference of religion. But he just went with refusing the question. Yeah. I like that one to eighteen did. And the number of Unitarians have doubled from one to two doing good now. They're -tarian. W you. Yeah. It's also worth noting that there are all the two Republicans in congress are cushion and those two are both Jewish. Boy, the token Jews for the Republican. See last week's episode. Listen, the entirety of the remaining twenty one point eight percent of non Christians, and congress are Democrats. It's also worth noting that only Christians and Jews are overrepresented in congress. Christians are slightly over a presentative represented. Judaism is over represented by three times. They are two percent of the population. But six percent of congress, all other major religions, and of course, people of no religion are underrepresented and unaffiliated people are by far the most unrepresented, right? Yeah. No real surprises there. It's more diverse than it was but miss still the same. The I've never felt a philosophical or connection of any way to most senators right until my big congress crush now. Kristen cinema. She's great. I I only learned about the last couple of days, but I have a total huge like politics crush. Okay. Politically, she is one of the most conservative Democrats. She's more conservative than I think some Republicans, but she's a democrat. She's openly not religious. Yeah. Explicitly not an atheist, right, but openly not really just. Yeah. That's that's still cool and a good visual representation of LGBTQ in congress. She's the first ever by sucks, openly, bisexual Senator that play. Not the first bisexual Senator..

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"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Where they have like the when Italy wasn't allowed to have an air force after World War, Two Italy gave their air force to the order of Malta and transferred their air force personnel to being under the control of the order of Malta. Despite the fact, they still reported to the Italian military man sounds like a shell corporation a little bit. Yeah. There are a talion military personnel. Who are part of the military of the order of Malta usually serving as. Medics and the like and they operate a military hospital train throughout Europe that is run by sort of run by the order of Malta, but they get racial support a lot of it from the Italian army. And so it's kind of this weird thing where they have a military, but they don't, but they do, but they don't they're kind of like a country, but they're not. Yeah. Sounds like a train in country. Honest. And there are. Currently thirteen thousand five hundred knights dames and exhilarating members until the nineteen nineties nights status required. Noble lineage, but they have since relaxed that requirement probably because they're starting to run out of people of noble descent who were interested in joining their organization, and they also employ forty two thousand medical professionals and have eighty thousand volunteers across a hundred and twenty countries they're doing all right for a country. That's two buildings. Wa they are not only a major provider of medical services across Europe and other parts of the world, but they are one of the largest relief agencies that assist with natural disasters and providing medical care and.

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"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Where they have like the when Italy wasn't allowed to have an air force after World War, Two Italy gave their air force to the order of Malta and transferred their air force personnel to being under the control of the order of Malta. Despite the fact, they still reported to the Italian military man sounds like a shell corporation a little bit. Yeah. There are a talion military personnel. Who are part of the military of the order of Malta usually serving as. Medics and the like and they operate a military hospital train throughout Europe that is run by sort of run by the order of Malta, but they get racial support a lot of it from the Italian army. And so it's kind of this weird thing where they have a military, but they don't, but they do, but they don't they're kind of like a country, but they're not. Yeah. Sounds like a train in country. Honest. And there are. Currently thirteen thousand five hundred knights dames and exhilarating members until the nineteen nineties nights status required. Noble lineage, but they have since relaxed that requirement probably because they're starting to run out of people of noble descent who were interested in joining their organization, and they also employ forty two thousand medical professionals and have eighty thousand volunteers across a hundred and twenty countries they're doing all right for a country. That's two buildings. Wa they are not only a major provider of medical services across Europe and other parts of the world, but they are one of the largest relief agencies that assist with natural disasters and providing medical care and.

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04:04 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Anyway after the Arabs finished their conquest to the crusader states. The order moved his headquarters to the island of Malta which ruled from fifteen thirty till seventeen ninety eight. Wow, that's a good run. And technically that rule was subject to the kingdom of Sicily. And they did have to pay the kingdom of Sicily fees to have control of that island until they declared independence in seventeen fifty three. Okay, there forty five years of independence ended when Napoleon's armies landed conquered the island and drove them out by eighteen twenty most of their land holdings in Protestant countries in Europe at also been seized and the order was fractured numerous treaties throughout the nineteenth and twentieth. Centuries, including almost you know, in the eighteen twenties even have read. Recognize them as a sovereign entity. They once ruled a sovereign country. They are still sovereign and they are equal to a sovereign state. So there's states still without a state without a state. There are sovereign entity. They're a sovereign military order without a territory, so they're like a the aspe- of Malta in a way that they were kind of in a way viewed as a government in exile that has since ended. They don't have any recognize or even make any claim to the island of Malta anymore. That is just a part of the current Republican Italy. And they're just the ad. They just continue to be them. So there are actually are there officials people that are like the order exists. There are people that are the order of Malta. And they just right. So they. They have two buildings in Rome that are considered extraterritorial meaning Italian law does not apply. So it's like the Vatican Santa like the Vatican. The Vatican actually has territory granted it's like an acre, but it is defined territory. Okay. Malta has two buildings more like embassies, but less so than an embassy because it's only inside of their headquarters buildings that extraterritoriality applies whereas an embassy usually has some grounds around it that also apply. Oh, interesting. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's weird. So if you're trying to escape Italian Justice, you have to actually get in the building on the grounds for this place. Right. Yeah. They also have diplomatic relations with one hundred and ten countries can you murder somebody in one of those houses? I mean, I know you physically can but. I don't I don't know. This isn't Dustin off the law degree in Rome. Right. Most likely if you were to murder somebody arrest you in hand you over to the Roman authorities see or prosecuted for that. Or just swing like the Justice of sword. Yeah. How how much of an order are they still? Well. Okay. So anyway, they still. They they have diplomatic relations one hundred ten countries. Wow. Okay. They have they are equal or teammate. They issue passports coins stamps, they internet treaties, and they have permanent observer status in the United Nations. Okay. They also have a military. So like three people. It's questionable as to how many people are in the military because their military kind of exists alongside of an insight of Italy's military. Okay. So like the marines are actually part of the navy. Soared kind of like that..

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04:04 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Anyway after the Arabs finished their conquest to the crusader states. The order moved his headquarters to the island of Malta which ruled from fifteen thirty till seventeen ninety eight. Wow, that's a good run. And technically that rule was subject to the kingdom of Sicily. And they did have to pay the kingdom of Sicily fees to have control of that island until they declared independence in seventeen fifty three. Okay, there forty five years of independence ended when Napoleon's armies landed conquered the island and drove them out by eighteen twenty most of their land holdings in Protestant countries in Europe at also been seized and the order was fractured numerous treaties throughout the nineteenth and twentieth. Centuries, including almost you know, in the eighteen twenties even have read. Recognize them as a sovereign entity. They once ruled a sovereign country. They are still sovereign and they are equal to a sovereign state. So there's states still without a state without a state. There are sovereign entity. They're a sovereign military order without a territory, so they're like a the aspe- of Malta in a way that they were kind of in a way viewed as a government in exile that has since ended. They don't have any recognize or even make any claim to the island of Malta anymore. That is just a part of the current Republican Italy. And they're just the ad. They just continue to be them. So there are actually are there officials people that are like the order exists. There are people that are the order of Malta. And they just right. So they. They have two buildings in Rome that are considered extraterritorial meaning Italian law does not apply. So it's like the Vatican Santa like the Vatican. The Vatican actually has territory granted it's like an acre, but it is defined territory. Okay. Malta has two buildings more like embassies, but less so than an embassy because it's only inside of their headquarters buildings that extraterritoriality applies whereas an embassy usually has some grounds around it that also apply. Oh, interesting. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's weird. So if you're trying to escape Italian Justice, you have to actually get in the building on the grounds for this place. Right. Yeah. They also have diplomatic relations with one hundred and ten countries can you murder somebody in one of those houses? I mean, I know you physically can but. I don't I don't know. This isn't Dustin off the law degree in Rome. Right. Most likely if you were to murder somebody arrest you in hand you over to the Roman authorities see or prosecuted for that. Or just swing like the Justice of sword. Yeah. How how much of an order are they still? Well. Okay. So anyway, they still. They they have diplomatic relations one hundred ten countries. Wow. Okay. They have they are equal or teammate. They issue passports coins stamps, they internet treaties, and they have permanent observer status in the United Nations. Okay. They also have a military. So like three people. It's questionable as to how many people are in the military because their military kind of exists alongside of an insight of Italy's military. Okay. So like the marines are actually part of the navy. Soared kind of like that..

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04:25 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"And of course, we have intern Kylie with us who is overdue for nap so overdue, but she will not lay down for an afternoon nap. It's either I hold her and she sleeps at his good or she gets laid down and screams. See isn't really kinda stingy with the coffee at center in Kylie. Yeah. Where's that coffee? All right. Well, let's go it and Trump into Dustin off the degree and this week. We're going to do one that I've been wanting to do for quite a while just hadn't gotten around to it is I we need to advertise. The fact that Destin is a secular atheist friendly efficient in case you ever need to get married and needed officiates Destin can do that. I feel like that's directed. At me. What's? No. We had a judge do it. And we told him. No, God stuff. All right. Nice charge extra to God stuff. Oh, that's a fair way to do actually not just don't do God stuff. He has them swear on top of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. We were going to have a Viking wedding where we just get married. And then somebody sets us on fire. That goes the wedding vows are sealed with metal objects forever. All right. That's just how you get into congress. Yes. Okay. That's the second. Hey, I read the show notes prepared take that Aaron. Suddenly, I'm Kojo. All right. We can add it that out. Yup. I will. Okay. So the Catholic orders are a bit bizarre to us nowadays. But that's because the concept is very old and many of the orders are just as old and it all dates back to the crusades with nights having their orders and the monks and priests who took the crusade also forming military orders one such is the order of Malta, or as it's formerly called be sovereign military hospital or order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. That's a mouthful, yes. And it was founded by the blessed Gerard injury slim in ten ninety nine CE. But it doesn't have anything to do with Malta the island. It didn't at that point. At that point. He was just the order of Saint John. Oh, okay. Malta was a demon. It's an island in the Mediterranean as I Malta meal comes from multo meal. I don't think so. I think that comes more like God. I will never see that the same again. Yeah. We'll go to Multnomah falls after I've ment told the kids at it's called multiple meal falls. Yes. That joke pass along to the next generation as they were often called are best known for being the most brutal of the crusader. Armies like seriously, and they're called the hospitality Hospitallers. That'd be the nicest one. Well, we'll get there. And. Tricked. You Lauren is going to exit to take care of crying baby baby Bray, but they were like if you watched the movie kingdom of heaven, the nice hospital where are the ones that are constantly calling for killing the heathens because God wills it? Oh, yeah. God's kind of addict. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So after that considering they were very brutal. They would go into some of the stupidest fights. And suffer some of the worst losses because they were so brutal. If you have a brutal army, your enemies are not likely to be nice to you. Right. Yeah. They're not going to give you any breaks. They're going to be like, you're the one stuff in your boxing gloves for the horse shoes. You may fuckers. So they eventually figured out that if they created medical facilities they could help heal soldiers. So they wouldn't have to rely. They have continued with that founding. The first hospitals from the name hospital and many other parts of the world. And that is why there such a connection between the Catholic church and hospitals. Oh, okay. That makes a lot of sense. The the first hospitals were explicitly Catholic. Yeah. And hospitality also comes from that term. Yeah. They didn't stave incredibly brutal..

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04:25 min | 3 years ago

"malta" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"And of course, we have intern Kylie with us who is overdue for nap so overdue, but she will not lay down for an afternoon nap. It's either I hold her and she sleeps at his good or she gets laid down and screams. See isn't really kinda stingy with the coffee at center in Kylie. Yeah. Where's that coffee? All right. Well, let's go it and Trump into Dustin off the degree and this week. We're going to do one that I've been wanting to do for quite a while just hadn't gotten around to it is I we need to advertise. The fact that Destin is a secular atheist friendly efficient in case you ever need to get married and needed officiates Destin can do that. I feel like that's directed. At me. What's? No. We had a judge do it. And we told him. No, God stuff. All right. Nice charge extra to God stuff. Oh, that's a fair way to do actually not just don't do God stuff. He has them swear on top of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. We were going to have a Viking wedding where we just get married. And then somebody sets us on fire. That goes the wedding vows are sealed with metal objects forever. All right. That's just how you get into congress. Yes. Okay. That's the second. Hey, I read the show notes prepared take that Aaron. Suddenly, I'm Kojo. All right. We can add it that out. Yup. I will. Okay. So the Catholic orders are a bit bizarre to us nowadays. But that's because the concept is very old and many of the orders are just as old and it all dates back to the crusades with nights having their orders and the monks and priests who took the crusade also forming military orders one such is the order of Malta, or as it's formerly called be sovereign military hospital or order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. That's a mouthful, yes. And it was founded by the blessed Gerard injury slim in ten ninety nine CE. But it doesn't have anything to do with Malta the island. It didn't at that point. At that point. He was just the order of Saint John. Oh, okay. Malta was a demon. It's an island in the Mediterranean as I Malta meal comes from multo meal. I don't think so. I think that comes more like God. I will never see that the same again. Yeah. We'll go to Multnomah falls after I've ment told the kids at it's called multiple meal falls. Yes. That joke pass along to the next generation as they were often called are best known for being the most brutal of the crusader. Armies like seriously, and they're called the hospitality Hospitallers. That'd be the nicest one. Well, we'll get there. And. Tricked. You Lauren is going to exit to take care of crying baby baby Bray, but they were like if you watched the movie kingdom of heaven, the nice hospital where are the ones that are constantly calling for killing the heathens because God wills it? Oh, yeah. God's kind of addict. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So after that considering they were very brutal. They would go into some of the stupidest fights. And suffer some of the worst losses because they were so brutal. If you have a brutal army, your enemies are not likely to be nice to you. Right. Yeah. They're not going to give you any breaks. They're going to be like, you're the one stuff in your boxing gloves for the horse shoes. You may fuckers. So they eventually figured out that if they created medical facilities they could help heal soldiers. So they wouldn't have to rely. They have continued with that founding. The first hospitals from the name hospital and many other parts of the world. And that is why there such a connection between the Catholic church and hospitals. Oh, okay. That makes a lot of sense. The the first hospitals were explicitly Catholic. Yeah. And hospitality also comes from that term. Yeah. They didn't stave incredibly brutal..

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