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Myanmar Could Descend Into a Civil War Comparable to Syria
"The ongoing repression of largely peaceful protests in san market descended into full blown conflict on a par with syria. You and rights chief. Michelle basch lead has warned in a fresh appeal to the country's military rulers to stop using live ammunition on demonstrators. The high commissioner also urged states with influence to take immediate action to halt the slaughter. She warned on tuesday that a small number of people had decided to on themselves after security forces reportedly used indiscriminate weapons against them including mortars from the office of the high commissioner for human rights. His spokesperson ravina. Shonda sanni in geneva over the weekend credible reports indicate that the tatmadaw forces opened fire with rocket propelled grenades fragmentation grenades and mortar. Fire in boggle in the south of the country security forces also reportedly prevented medical personnel from helping the wounded more than seven hundred a report of being killed in the crackdown by security forces. Since the military coup on the first of february the un human rights office said that clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups have also intensified in kachin. Sean and in states where the military have carried out air strikes that have killed and displaced civilians.
Myanmar Ambassador to UN denounces military coup
"The un special envoy on myanmar has strongly condemned continuing bloodshed in the country after dozens of protesters were reportedly killed at the weekend in a on sunday. Special envoy christine strana burgener said that she had received accounts of killings mistreatment of demonstrators and torture of prisoners. The development comes as the myanmar military continues to face international calls including from the security council for restraint dialogue and full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. After the first february military coup according to reports violence continued across myanmar over the weekend with thirty eight people killed on sunday alone on monday. The un independent human rights expert on myanmar also reiterated his appeal to you and member states to act to address the crisis special reporter. Tom andrews said that he was outraged at reports that so many protesters had been murdered by myanmar security forces in a single day. You and rights chief. Michelle basch on. Monday called on the south. Sudanese authorities to hold accountable. Although supporting local militias in to jonglei region ms bachelet appeal follows a wave of attacks on villages across jong lie and greater administrative area between january and august last year organized and heavily armed community based militias from the dinka nuer and merlin communities carried out the violence according to the report issued by the mission south sudan on miss and the un rights office wage chr the military and political figures who supported the local armed. Groups should be prosecuted. Ms bachelet said adding that they had deliberately fueled unexploited legalize tensions among our stations. The high commissioner said it was of paramount importance that the government stopped the supply of weapons to these militias.
UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus
"A systematic crackdown against dissents in belarus's continuing months since the country's disputed presidential election last year you and rights chief. Michelle basch has told the human rights council in comments to member states on thursday. The high commissioner for human rights insisted that curbs on demonstrators had got worse. Since last august poll returned president alexander lukashenko to office claims that belarus has rejected those protests led to mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of largely peaceful demonstrators along with hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment ms bachelet explained before noting that not one of the hundreds of complaints. Facts of torture and ill-treatment had been investigated. The commission highlighted concerns about government proposals which would reportedly enable harsher punishments. Those taking part in peaceful demonstrations from now on today nearly two hundred and fifty people have received prison sentences on allegedly politically motivated charges linked to the twenty twenty presidential election. Ms bachelet
Top UN Officials Saddened At Mob Violence During US Capitol Breach
"High. Commissioner for human rights has echoed concerns voiced by the un secretary general about mob violence at the us capitol building on wednesday which temporarily disrupted the confirmation of president elect joe biden condemning. What she characterized as destructive impact of sustained deliberate distortion of facts and incitement to violence and hatred by political leaders. Michelle basch said that electoral fraud allegations have been made to try to undermine the right to political participation. The un rights chief added that she was encouraged to see that senators have been able to resume their work. She called on political leaders including the president of the united states to disavow false and dangerous narratives and encouraged their supporters to do so as well at a sheduled press briefing in geneva on friday spokesperson for the high commissioner ravina shantou sunny cooled out the inciteful rhetoric that had incurred supporters of president trump to storm the us capital. We are concerned that some of the protesters were purely displaying symbols of racial and ethnic hatred and white supremacy including the confederate flag clothes displaying anti-semitic logos and a news erected from across the capital we condemn this display of overtly racist symbols. And we call on all the political leaders to also condemn the use of such overtly racist
Tigray: Hundreds of civilians reported killed in artillery strikes
"Of artillery strikes on civilians and mass killings of non competence in ethiopia's tigray region must be investigated and full access granted to independent investigators. He writes chief. Michelle basch let said on tuesday. The appeal by the high commissioner for human rights follows seven weeks of conflict in northern ethiopia between central government soldiers and tigray people's liberation front forces that has displaced tens of thousands fighting is said to be continuing particularly in some areas of central and southern tigray ms bachelet said before citing the alleged mass killing of several hundred people mainly in the western tigray town of my camera. On the night of november. It is essential that there are investigations into allegations of human rights violations. There against both americans anti grants. The high commissioner insisted
UN urges 'independent' Russian probe of Navalny poisoning
"Russian Federation has been urged by you and rights chief Michelle. BASCH, layer to carry out or cooperate with a rapid and transparent criminal investigation into the poisoning of opposition activist Alexei navalny citing German specialists who said they had unequivocal proof that Mr Navalny was poisoned with Nova Chalk nerve agent, the U. N. High Commissioner for human. Rights also highlighted other cases. Of poisoning and targeted assassination of Russian citizens in the past twenty years, this patent was profoundly disturbing. The high commissioner said in a statement adding that it was deeply regrettable that in many cases, perpetrators had not been held to account in Geneva misbash leads spokesperson Rupert Colville condemned the poisoning. He also explained that nerve agents and radioactive isotopes such as Novi Chalk polonium ten are sophisticated substances that are extremely hard to source. Not Materials that you can buy a pharmacy or A. Shop. Hardware store as the High Commissioner says, this raises numerous questions why use substances like these who is using them have it they acquired prior to his reported poisoning Mr Navalny had been repeatedly harassed arrested and assaulted either by the authorities or by unknown assailants according to the High Commissioner. Novelli was clearly someone who needed state protection. Even he was a political thorn in the side of the government she said adding that it was not good enough to simply deny he was poisoned nor the need for a thorough independent, impartial and transparent investigation into this assassination attempt.
UN Rights Chief Condemns Death Threats Against Congo Nobel Laureate
"U N High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Basch. Let has condemned death threats made against Congolese Nobel Prize laureate Dr Denis, mcquade Gay, and called for his protection. Talk to mcquaid is best known for helping thousands of women, victims of sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC for decades he has also called for perpetrators to be brought to justice and. Advocated against the use of rape as a weapon of war, he survived an assassination attempt at his home in two thousand, twelve in Geneva spokesperson for the rights chief Rupert. Colville said that the recent surge of threats against Dr mcquaid had been conveyed via social media and in Franco's to him and his family threats, it'll to be more willing to his advocacy. So his very robust positions he's taken on accountability on protection of women. As a result of what he's seeing two decades in the hospital in terms of Protection you know the difficult part of the country s very very violent region. So that's part of our call to the authorities. It absolutely make sure they do provide really comprehensive physical protection to mccreadie enter the rest of his team. Says that they can continue vital which so many women. Mr Colville explained that the latest threats are likely connected with Dr mcquaid condemnation of violence in the highlands of south Kivu involving mainly Banya Milonga. Herders in conflict against the Bambi. By flu and Benin do communities.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Before the school board votes July twenty third on a new name Michelle Basch WTOP news they're paying twenty twenty on WTOP with the results of the Virginia primary northern Virginia democratic congressman Gerry Connolly a long time veteran of Capitol Hill had an easy victory in the eleventh district democratic primary Conley was declared the winner of a first time candidate is I need most sini winning nearly seventy two percent of the vote with seventy five percent of precincts reporting in fact more than that now retired army lieutenant colonel Daniel gauges the winner in the Virginia Republican Senate primary this is the only statewide race in Virginia gauges of twice wounded Iraq war veteran from Fairfax he won a three way race and the right to face Senate democratic or Senate Democrat mark Warner in the fall election another winner declared by the Associated Press is Democrat Cameron Webb he is one of four way primary in the Virginia fifth doctor web of Charles Phillips physician also has a law degree he'll face Republican Robert good in the fall and in the first congressional district Qasim Rashid has defeated veggie Williams fifty three to forty seven percent those two Democrats competed to face congressman rob Wittman they'll do so in the fall as president trump falls in the polls behind Democrat Joe Biden the president's campaign argues the polls are underestimating Donald trump's appeal again is it true we asked politico senior campaign elections editor in chief polling analyst Steve Shepard first asking him whether there are hidden pockets of support for president trump that are showing up in the polls in Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin states that flipped from blue to red in twenty sixteen it seems likely that once again the polls are underestimating the president's performance particularly in those states especially the polls that have not corrected for the mistakes that we saw in twenty sixteen but what is also true is that Joe Biden's lead right now as we sit here is large enough that it would easily overcome those types of errors an error on the magnitude of the problems we saw in twenty sixteen so the most recent poll in Michigan that had Joe Biden leading by sixteen percentage points that may be inaccurate even if it was an accurate by the same margin of the polls under a maybe trump in twenty sixteen it certainly wouldn't flip the results now we still have more than four months to go until election day and this race could very well tighten between Joe Biden Donald Trump but if it does this could be something to really monitor as we move closer to November since you study polling sort of on the granular level what tips if any do you have for all of us news consumers that you are observing them from the outside we see a new poll out from politico or The Washington Post or anybody else and we read of them look at the margin of error what else can we do to really better understand what's going on I would ask people to look at the entire balance of the polling that they see both nationally and in the states so take a look at some individual service but also take a look at the polling averages look at the range of results that we're seeing I would also encourage people to understand that we are in a very unique time in the political history of this country we know from looking at the results of the twenty eighteen elections and from all the polls that we have seen conducted since then but there is intense voter interest in coming out there are primaries taking place with a record turnout in states like Kentucky and New York we continue to see this explosion of people who want to be a part of the political process in twenty twenty at the same time there are some historical barriers to participating it most notably global pandemic that is making it difficult for people to congregate in person and I think when you take the entire range of everything that's going on I think that leads to greater uncertainty in general and so if you look at the polls and you expect that this number that we're seeing this margin between the candidates as what we're going to see on election day especially this far out I would build in a lot of uncertainty and I would build in the idea that anything really can happen in November politico senior campaign elections editor in chief polling analyst Stephen Shepard on Skype a reminder there's a flash flood warning in effect until almost two AM for south central Frederick County in Maryland north central Loudon county in northern Virginia watch your step as you drive tonight and if you see high water turn around at the other way for fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white read and we're gonna check in now with Jonathan Warner the boys of summer are coming back baseball players agreeing to report to training camps by July first and play a sixty game regular season starting three weeks later the owners stop what they wanted but ESPN's Jeff Passan says the players hope the games eventually overshadow the bitterness between the two sides when they do get back on the field and when they do start playing people are going to remember that they love baseball even if they hate the fighting that has taken up all the headlines over these last few months the playoffs will not expand remaining at five teams in each league but the National League will use a designated hitter and extra inning games will start with a runner on second base the FBI says no federal crime was committed when a noose was found in the garage of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega speedway evidence shows that it had been there since at least October during the previous race NASCAR this is the best result we could hope for that's NASCAR president Steve Phelps to be clear we would do this again the evidence that we had it was clear that we needed to look into that help says they're going to look into why a rope tied like a noose was used as a garage door pull and how bout this Peyton manning wanted to join the red skins in twenty twelve after parting ways with the calls he tells the athletic that he went over to coach Mike Shanahan's house and along with Kyle Shanahan was really impressed with the skins offense however when they drafted Robert Griffin the third Payton decided to join the Broncos and the rest is Super Bowl history John of the Warner W. 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"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Will be taken down Michelle Basch WTOP New York following the latest election results from Virginia tonight's primary with the polls just closing eight minutes ago an update is ahead and if the polls did not correctly predict the winner in twenty sixteen presidential race why are we trusting the polls now we'll talk to political stay with us for your whole drive and listen at home on Alexa or whatever smart speaker you use seven oh eight prevent the spread of viruses with Michael and sons germicidal UV C. go to Michael and son dot com traffic and weather on the eight Sam when it breaks with Bobby Miller in the WTOP traffic center all right demonstrations once again have a southeast southwest freeway closed between the fourteenth street bridge into ninety five you won't be able to get off of two ninety five to head toward Capitol Hill on six ninety five we're coming down on the fourteenth street bridge and off of New York Avenue traffic cannot go into the third street tunnel you'll have to get on the fourth street and travel south there but you will not be able to get into the tunnel anywhere to head toward the freeway that is closed in both directions while the demonstrators continue to do their thing along the freeway all the beltway on the inner loop past Kohl's will road the crash is finally completely gone nothing left to see there and on ninety five in the Baltimore Washington parkway all quiet on each between the bill wise Howard County the crash on route thirty two at I. seventy mainly affecting traffic which at that point would be the southbound direction of route thirty two on two seventy no incidents or delays when you to see if any works on set up on two seventy and continue the paving project tonight in Virginia things are running pretty well on both three ninety five ninety five and sixty six continues to run without delay in both directions Bottomley WTOP traffic storm team four four day forecast let's go to a million draper humid evening in store with temperatures falling from the eighties into the mid sixties to low seventies by early tomorrow morning in addition to that some scattered showers and thunderstorms out there was a cold front moves through the area storms today could have heavy rainfall that's the greatest concern nothing huge risk for severe weather otherwise we do have a flash flood watch in effect for the counties in Maryland a border Pennsylvania Frederick County Virginia as well as Winchester and the counties in the panhandle of West Virginia until ten PM tonight these areas have the greatest risk for heavy rain you want to stay weather ready area wide storms wind down overnight as a cold front clears the area mostly sunny a bit of a breeze tomorrow's humidity levels drop with highs in the low to mid eighties low to mid eighties on Thursday with the chance for some thunderstorms later in the day especially south and east of Washington and storm team four meteorologist Amelia draper or watching a pretty strong thunderstorm in Frederick County just north of Frederick city in the Middletown area and helping to ther Monton Emmitsburg and crossing over the Pennsylvania line that is pretty much all we've got as far as really strong thunderstorms unless you want to count parts of western Maryland tonight and eastern West Virginia there's quite a bit of storming and that is pushing to the north east to eighty five degrees in Washington are dewpoint AT sixty seven and we're headed down to the seventies and sixties late tonight seven eleven here on WTOP campaign twenty twenty the polls in Virginia's primary just close minutes ago WTOP's Dickie Leon joins us live from the election desk with the contest that we're watching to see Hey Dimitri Virginia's only statewide race three Republicans competing for the chance to face senator mark Warner in the fall the Republicans are Daniel Gade a Fairfax county he's an Iraqi war veteran member of the faculty at a U. Thomas.
Washington, DC parade celebrates fathers and freedom
"In southeast DC dads are being celebrated a group of drivers honk their way through several southeast neighborhoods to recognize fathers for all that they do and just a heads up you're about to hear that honking in this report from WTOP's Michelle Basch signs posted on the sides of about a dozen cars that took part in the parade carried positive messages one read you are a great father your children are lucky to have you is there a week and is there a day you know to Nisha Murden is with a network of formerly incarcerated women called the wire one of the event's organizers also helping out giovane Davis's group the love more movement I want to get involved in these type of investor relations you know Preciado said Amanda fathers in our community the caravan got a great response people we shouted and holds back is attached in southeast Michelle bass WTOP news
Washington, DC - Governor announces state plans for reopening schools in northern Virginia
"Governor Ralph Northam announcing a loosening of coronavirus restrictions in northern Virginia there's also plan on the table for a phased reopening of the Virginia school system our team coverage begins with WTOP's on the shell bash this early morning northern Virginia and Richmond can start phase two of region is re opening planned this Friday governor Ralph Northam says health indicators from all across the Commonwealth continue to look good the percent of positive test over the past fourteen days is trending down and statewide it's about ten percent right now face to mean social gatherings will be capped at fifty people restaurants can offer indoor dining at fifty percent capacity and gyms can let people back inside at thirty percent capacity also schools in Virginia will open in the fall with a mix of remote and in person learning Virginia school superintendent Dr James lane says starting immediately special education and child care for working families can be done in person in phase two starting Friday in person instruction can be allowed for students in kindergarten through third grade English language learners and students with disabilities school run summer camps can also open Michelle Basch WTOP
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"For eating and drinking in restaurants and exercising children under age ten are also accepted but Northam strongly recommends that kids age three and older wear masks if at all possible Michelle Basch WTOP news and in Maryland Montgomery County tells WTOP that it should be good for a phase one re opening within the next week or two county leaders will host a news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update there is no update in prince George's county but as of may twenty second prince George's county executive and and Angela rather also Brooks pointed toward a June first re opening trials and Howard counties are expected to start to reopen and in the district of phased reopening could begin as early as this Friday but DC has to score fourteen days with lower infection rates right now they are counting thirteen one day was eliminated from the count because the numbers went up the stay at home order was not set to expire until June eighth it's twelve thirty three some members of Congress could soon vote for the first time without being here in Washington but there's a new challenge to remote voting WTOP's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill the way we have done things will have to change at least temporarily democratic congressman Jim McGovern who chairs the house rules committee led the way to allow proxy voting a single lawmaker can vote on behalf of up to ten others but the recently approved temporary rule now faces a legal challenge in DC federal court from house Republicans who argue the change is unconstitutional the suit was first reported by the Wall Street journal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans say lawmakers should be here as they have been throughout the country's history growth of war two world wars terrorist threats and a major pandemic without trying to shirk this duty on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news it's twelve thirty.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend ahead another popular beaches set to re open more than just exercise you'll be able to do as well governor Ralph Northam making the announcement to that end this week Virginia beach is open now for exercise and fishing only but starting Friday more fun will be allowed this includes sunbathing and swimming as well as fishing and surfing as defined by the city's ordinance things like groups of umbrellas and group sports will still be banned governor Northam warns that if beaches become overwhelmed or people don't follow the rules I would not hesitate to reinstate phase one restrictions are even close to the beach out right if necessary the governor also announced a team of education leaders has been formed and is meeting to decide what the fall will bring for K. through twelve schools as well as colleges and universities we expect to hear more in a few weeks Michelle Basch WTOP news as Virginia Maryland and DC gradually begin the reopening process there is a new proposal in Congress designed to help out small businesses more on that from WTOP's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill this is the more Maryland senator Chris van Hollen is proposing legislation that would allow employers to share payroll costs with the federal government this is designed to be flexible and calibrated to meet the needs of a small business has their customers are coming in the door again van Hollen says the work sharing legislation would also help employees avoid getting laid off by instead reducing the hours.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"The DC police department last year he was a senior sergeant DC police spokesman Dustin stern boeck says in a statement it is disheartening to think that a former member of this department could be involved in such deplorable conduct our thoughts are with the survivor and her family Michelle Basch WTOP news it's definitely not an option if you don't have a big appetite but you can now shop like restaurants do if you want everything in bulk a ten pound box of king crab legs sixteen frozen pizzas and forty ready to bake croissants if you have room for a grocery haul like that there's a new option restaurant depot corporate office confirms all its stores are waiving membership requirements to shop at its Gentilly Alexandria capitol heights and Baltimore stores here only to adults can come in with ID they must wear protective gear and have the understanding that nothing can be returned as you may have guessed it's a market meant to supply restaurants so nothing comes in small portions but if you want to minimize your grocery trips and Max out your fridge it's another option Meghan clarity to WTOP news after virtual graduations many college grads have a tough assignment looking for work amid a pandemic what should a college grad be doing now research you they want to work for that they send out their resumes windy generosity of help unlimited temps in DC says you should also use the time to beef up your resume and cover letter and don't forget to include things that set you apart like things you've done to help others especially if they've done something that's extraordinary during this pandemic clean up social media accounts because employers look at those also consider what else in our experience I think done that's transferable to something maybe in the short term an example she says Tobin nineteen contact tracer jobs that are popping up right now Mike Morello.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Her family Michelle Basch WTOP news said Saturday may ninth welcome to the weekend glad you're with us as early hour twelve forty eight on the rise again whether on the aids and when it breaks up data crash in Virginia sixty six eastbound coming from Centerville heading for the capital beltway after one twenty three before you get to Nutley street the crash we pretty much saying if the entire right side of the roadway one single left lane getting by with some delay now oddly there is no camera view on this in Virginia is nearly much better at this but for the moment what we're hearing from Virginia state authorities single left gets by the crash sixty six east bound after exit sixty four route one twenty three the rest of the sixty six right is okay we do we may have work inside the beltway after route twenty nine Washington Boulevard exit sixty nine and that should be single left getting by on that ninety five hour crash activity on the ramp to the outer loop of the beltway and exit one seventy that should be shouldered right though it is not much of a shoulder it is over there so you should be able to get by in the travel lanes without much delay but with caution the rest of the ninety five right between this spring field about as far south as Fredericksburg doing fine with no delays there is work tonight on three ninety five the set up the the barrel southbound after Duke street heading toward Edsall road as blocking the left lane is not causing much of a fuss doing it down on the Maryland beltway through Montgomery and prince George's counties no reported delays on two seventy between Frederick in the lane divider doing fine with nothing reported in the travel lanes on fifty across the bay bridge no reported issues ninety five and the B. W. parkway between the belt was also running fine in Charles county Hawthorne road route two twenty five as you travel or you try to travel between Indian Head and look played a taking one of the more scenic routes you will be able to take that one Hawthorne road shut down both directions between Miller hill road in our little place downed wires and now utility works on this medical crews try to get those wires re strong for you on the district's site on ninety on they did southeast southwest freeway and on two ninety five you're running without delay Ian Crawford WTOP traffic it is going to be a cold mother's day weekend for sure starting off on a very cold note on our Saturday a freeze warning in effect in our western zones for temperatures down close to the freezing mark in the city it.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Morning and thanks for joining us Maryland governor Larry Hogan Lucinda corona virus related restrictions this week on outdoor activities but WTOP's Michelle Basch tells us that she spoke to one man who says the changes don't go far enough under current Maryland rules only family members can go boating or fishing from a boat together that leaves Potomac River bass fishing guide Steve to conus still unable to take clients in Maryland and he's limited by social distancing guidelines in Virginia to have liquor stores in lottery sales still taking place and not allowing us to go out and fish just doesn't make sense to Kona says Maryland's previous ban on recreational fishing was hardly enforced anglers and boaters have been posting pictures of their outings and how much fun they've been having going out there in defiance of the governor's order Michelle Basch WTOP news Virginia governor Ralph Northam defending his stay at home order in a federal lawsuit that's been filed by a church that received a criminal citation for having sixteen people at a Palm Sunday service the suit by the White House fellowship church of Chincoteague says it's unconstitutional for Virginia bar gatherings of more than ten people since that number doesn't apply in grocery stores or home improvement stores pardon of justices siding with the church saying the state can't impose more restrictions on religious gatherings than it does for others lawyers for governor Northam say the temporary restriction is a good faith evidence based emergency measure and the current order support in person gatherings of fewer than ten people dreaming of services online for an in person service of any size as long as people attending them their cars and listen to what they are the law could stand WTOP knows we've been staying home as much as we can wearing masks and generally limiting our exposure but after nearly two months of corona virus protection some folks are starting to get sloppy and this is a dangerous time for that to happen the term describing our place in the pandemic timeline is definitely off putting Fairfax county calls it the exponential growth phase translation our caseload is still rising and.
Man Shot in Officer-Involved Shooting in White Oak, Washington D.C.
"Man is dead after an officer involved shooting in the white oak area on Thursday afternoon Montgomery County police say the situation began with a call about a man with a knife officers were dispatched to a call for a man who had thrown a rock at a neighbor's window and yelled to the neighbors to call the police Montgomery County police chief Marcus Jones says the caller warned that the man was holding a large butcher knife officers at the scene on Hayden manor court told the man several times to get on the ground and drop the knife and finally Jones says the man ran aggressively toward an officer with the knife and that's when the man was shot this incident was actually video by a neighbor we also have a body worn camera footage and police are interviewing witnesses Michelle Basch WTOP
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"Hi Michelle Basch Virginia's governor pushing back the states may election because of the corona virus sign Mike Marella president trump took no questions tonight at the White House briefing after suggesting disinfectants could be injected into the body will talk about it at seven ten using the coronavirus lockdown Oklahoma Alaska in Georgia had begun to reopen businesses inject disinfectants to kill the virus that was done in the form of a sarcastic question to the reporters the budget deficit heading for the stratosphere expected to rise to some three point seven trillion dollars this year this is the CBS world news roundup late edition I'm Jim Michon the V. in Putnam County New York even as the confirm U. S. death toll from covert nineteen surpassed fifty thousand three states begin the process of re opening some businesses that have been closed down since the virus hit the economy hard five weeks ago Oklahoma and Alaska have ease lockdown orders but George's taking the most aggressive approach provoking criticism from health officials and even president trump Pam Calder reports among the business is allowed to reopen our tack to parlors fitness centers in beauty salons Lister Crowle is managing partner of the Marietta Georgia salon he says precautions have been taken to protect customers and employees nervous anxiety all that but we'll come back for but with what she calls conflicting statistics on the virus this woman doesn't feel safe because it is not something I have to have critics say widespread testing is needed before states can re open for business Pam Coulter CBS news the president trump today signed the latest coronavirus a bill four hundred eighty four billion dollars worth most of that to shore up the payroll protection plan for small businesses to keep their people employed the president also used today's briefing to walk back some controversial comments made yesterday CBS's Stephen Portnoy has that at his briefing last night the president Herald of finding the corona virus dies more quickly in the sun he openly pondered supposing you brought the light inside the body he even suggested injections of disinfectants almost a cleaning but now that several states have warned against ingesting disinfectants Mr trump denied he meant it no I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen earlier his press secretary accused the media of taking the president's remarks out of context Steven Portnoy a CBS news Washington the Congressional Budget Office issued a dire prediction for economic damage from the corona virus as in a budget deficit of three point seven trillion dollars this year more than triple its forecast of last month CVS is Rakoff saying that the challenges from the corona virus are expected to exist for some time the CBO says the gross domestic product in the U. S. is expected to decline by twelve percent through June while the unemployment rate is expected to reach fourteen percent by the end of the same period on Wall Street today the Dow gained two hundred sixty points or one point one percent the nasdaq was one hundred thirty nine points higher now this never miss a moment top news from W. T. O. P. twenty four seven three sixty five listen on air on Alexa end of the W. T. O. P. apple seven oh.
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"By more than two point six percent during Maryland's corona virus related state of emergency that began March fifth and that limit will remain in effect for one hundred eighty days after the state of emergency ends landlords who had already notified tenants of planned rent increases larger than two point six percent we'll have to change or cancel their plans the bill called the covert nineteen renter relief act was unanimously approved by council after it was amended Michelle Basch WTOP news of a decision on the schools could come as early as next month and other pandemic related issues are also being addressed hearing on the Washington post live webcast mayor Bowser says they'll make the call soon on what will happen with schools beyond the early closing of the current academic year by mid may we're going to let all of our parents know what's possible for summer learning and what's possible for early start to next year mayor Bowser also acknowledging what she sees as social distancing fatigue but says they have plans in the works for safety guidelines this summer the mayor ads they continue seeking additional funding after she feels the district was still short changed on initial aid and says they continue seeking an additional seven hundred fifty million dollars from Congress can Duffy WTOP news meanwhile we are standing by this morning as governor Larry Hogan is scheduled to unveil his plan to reopen Maryland's economy that's going to happen about three o'clock today DC has plans to give you some more space to get outside this weekend safely the district is expanding sidewalks in five locations according right are adding more space for pedestrians in front of grocery stores and other businesses earlier this month the city close three parkways to traffic to allow walking jogging and scooter riding the sidewalk expansions are all around the city including the north side of Irving street northwest between Hyatt place in fifteenth street north side of a street northeast between third and fourth streets in northeast and full closure of the Connecticut Avenue northwest service lanes between Macomb and Ordway streets.
Washington D.C. - Tech glitches for Fairfax County schools’ online learning rollout
"Fairfax county public schools have had some serious problems with their online learning platform this week but another large area school systems as there is is working pretty well and they don't expect similar problem McCurry county public schools is using zoom but superintendent Jack Smith says we've been able for the past two weeks to have a secure zoom system where if you don't log in with an M. C. P. S. log in you can get in the class teachers have to give students the ability to talk to their entire class also we've disabled the private chat so students cannot be talking just to one other student in the class and Smith says the system is being constantly tested to make sure that the hackers wherever they may be in the community and the country or in somewhere else in the world can I get through Michelle Basch WTOP
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Peace Michelle Basch WTOP news stay with us coming up on WTOP a track of traffic and weather and then even though he's not campaigning Joe Biden is picking up on number of big name endorsements this week we'll take a look at the Democrats beginning the process of unifying the party for November will speak with CBS political correspondent ed o'keefe in a few minutes it's eleven oh seven use your community spotlight presented by United bank the community bank of the nation's capital the corona virus outbreak has upended many routines especially when it comes to going to the gym with area studios closed core power yoga has decided to bring the work out to your home they're giving everyone free access to a new collection of online classes so you can keep your yoga practice going wherever you are so break out your yoga mat practice your downward dog in Stacy while you work out indoors by going to core power yoga on demand dot com as the community bank of the nation's capital United bank provides Washingtonians with the best of both worlds the technology products and expertise you'd expect from a big bank with a personal touch in local decision making of your neighborhood back from free checking accounts to personal loans to savings solutions that support your goals United bank makes it easy for you if you value responsible dependable service from bankers you know and trust then United is the bank for you visit one other convenient locations or learn more at bank with United dot com FDIC equal housing lender Tuesday morning on WTOP at eleven oh eight prevent the spread of viruses with Michael and sons germicidal UV C. go to Michael and son dot com traffic and weather on the aids and when it.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"WTOP's Michelle Basch governor Northam has created a task force aimed at making sure nursing homes and other long term care facilities have enough staff and supplies to prevent and fight the virus the governor's early release planned for prisons would give new authority to the department of corrections to release people with one year or less left on their sentences the D. O. C. at their discretion will release prisoners who do not pose a threat to society are the safety of others the general assembly has to sign off on that plan and it will consider it when it reconvenes April twenty second Michelle Basch WTOP news DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is pressing the federal bureau of prisons to ensure the district still has a halfway house this follows news that hope village which handles former inmates returning to DC from federal prisons would not renew its contract with the bureau hope village is the nation's largest federally contracted men's halfway house in a letter to the bureau of prisons Holmes Norton says it's essential those leaving prison being near family necessary services and be able to get driver's licenses and a job to help prepare for re entry to society the delegate also says as many residents as full should be released to home confinement due to covert nineteen well the cost of the pandemic of forced Maryland governor Larry Hogan to impose a state budget freeze but he still promises to get unemployment claims processed as quickly as possible here's WTOP's K. Ryan Maryland governor Larry Hogan said the news that the state is staring down an estimated revenue loss of two point eight billion dollars by the end of June prompted him to introduce a freeze on spending and hiring process a freeze on all non essential non emergency spending other than making sure that our state employees continue to be able to stay employed and feed their families and that we pay for these emergency expenses that will not slow efforts to get unemployment claims filed labor secretary Tiffany Robinson explained by temporarily reassigning over a hundred and fifty state employees and hiring additional contractual employees we're in the process of more than doubling our claim center staffing the labor department is also adding Saturday hours to process claims starting next week Kate Ryan WTOP news with jobless rates spiking more people are turning to local food pantries for help and now those pantries are asking you for help at area food pantries big and small the situation is the same we've given out over a hundred and fifty thousand pounds of food in the first two weeks alone that Susan Thomas executive director of the Anne Arundel county food bank it comes as the same groups say donations are down substantially since grocery stores don't have inventory to donate like they normally do just in fact last week we've purchased forty five truckloads of food to be able to meet this growing demand Rodham I fire the C. E. O. the capital area food bank says that's because pantries they help stocks say police for help or up between thirty to three hundred percent that's the entire number of truckloads that we would have purchased over the course of the last year John dome in WTOP news we now have more than thirteen thousand cases of coronavirus in DC Maryland and Virginia three hundred thirty have died nearly seven thousand people in Maryland have tested positive so far one hundred seventy one deaths three hundred ninety seven have recovered in DC there are more than sixteen hundred cases thirty eight have died four hundred twenty six have recovered in Virginia more than forty five hundred cases one hundred twenty one deaths Virginia does not share recovery data up next on WTOP president trump and how he's handling the coronavirus prices these days we'll talk to Robert constant of Washington week it's six oh seven when you shop at why you now get rewards points for almost everything you buy from deviled eggs detail okay any.
Maryland, Washington D.C. police find body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, search continues for young son
"Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend became was found last night in the Chesapeake Bay breaking this morning WTOP the search continues later today at daybreak for the eight year old son Gideon became is the daughter of former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend a dive team found McKean's body around five thirty last night in about twenty five feet of water about two and a half miles from McKean's mother's home in shady side Maryland investigators think McCain and her son paddled out in a canoe from that home Thursday to retrieve a ball in the water but they got caught in strong winds they're overturned canoe was found that night McKean who was forty was also Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter Michelle Basch WTOP
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"WTOP dot com Michelle Basch WTOP news Maryland governor Larry Hogan has announced the formation of a coronavirus task force while asking people over sixty to stay home and there are new directions for state workers noting that the situation with the spread of the corona virus inside and outside of Maryland is dynamic governor Larry Hogan announced that out of state travel is being canceled for state employees and he also had guidance for some residents we are advising people over sixty to stay home as much as possible to avoid large crowds and gatherings Hogan said that's because those over sixty are most at risk for covert nineteen the disease caused by the corona virus and we are devising nursing homes and retirement communities to closely monitor residents and employees for fever or respiratory symptoms in Annapolis Kate Ryan WTOP news after DC's mayor announced the latest case of corona virus is a Reverend we learned hundreds of parishioners at Christ Church in George town are being asked to self quarantine the mayor says she's allocated one and a half million dollars in total from the city's contingency fund to corona virus response now parishioners of the historic church wait to see if they are sick ask Catherine Porter how she's feeling about having to self quarantine for fourteen days and her concern goes to the Reverend of Christ Church Georgetown who was diagnosed with corona virus and I feel fine I'm very grateful that Tim Cole is all right that he's our rector she says with the ability to work remotely and even have groceries delivered it's not as difficult to stay at home as it could have been years ago I'm not aware of any other parishioners who were actually having symptoms Porter is hoping that containing the virus will work you know you won't spread it and you will feel better after fourteen days in and move on like in clarity WTOP news the securities and exchange commission is asking all personnel based at its headquarters to work from home because one employee there may have contracted the coronavirus other large companies have asked their employees to work from home to with the SEC is the first federal agency to do so the centers for disease control and prevention has said employers should have strategies ready to protect their work force they had will tell you how Virginia's budget deal could affect your wallet six oh seven the promise of medicine report with doctor Benjamin levy clinical director of medical oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital Johns Hopkins medicine the patient experience here is one that is personalized I think patients will walk through the door here and not feel like a number the goal for each of our patients deliver care that is individual ZTE is built on precision medicine and science in is comprehensive and compassionate and I think patients will feel that every element of that care when they come to the center as part of Johns Hopkins medicine Sibley Memorial Hospital suburban hospital and Johns Hopkins community physicians are improving the health of the community.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"And experience true compassion and love good morning six SO four in this Tuesday the tenth of March looking for a mostly cloudy day highs in the upper sixties near seventy fifty seven degrees right now this is Washington's top news one oh three point five FM and W. T. O. P. dot com he rolled through selling and Joan Jones good morning thanks for joining us well there are more confirmed cases of corona virus to tell you about this morning and all three parts of our region amid DC Maryland and Virginia WTOP's Michelle bash is on the story Virginia now reports five confirmed cases of coronavirus two of the new a woman in Fairfax city who went on a Nile river cruise with her husband now has covert nineteen the husband had already tested positive the other new case in Virginia someone in their fifties who lives in Spotsylvania county in Maryland health officials now have counted six cases one of them knew that person lives in prince George's county and contracted the virus while traveling out of state finally D. C. now has four confirmed cases three our new one is a thirty nine year old man who attended Christ Church in Georgetown that's where the rector has already tested positive the other two are men in their seventies one of them attended the conference held in Boston by biotech company Biogen read more at WTOP dot com Michelle Basch WTOP news Maryland governor Larry Hogan has announced the formation of a coronavirus task force while asking people over sixty to stay home and there are new directions for state workers noting that the situation with the spread of the corona virus inside and outside of Maryland is dynamic governor Larry.
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Friday Michelle Basch WTOP news while lawmakers locally at Annapolis voted to free up fifty million Bucks for the state's response to the virus there was also discussion on what measures to take before the Maryland state Senate got down to business in Annapolis Friday morning there was a discussion of the impact of the corona virus Senate president bill Ferguson noted that the Maryland General Assembly has not adjourned or recessed early since the civil war there is no reason whatsoever to think that this year will be in any way different we faced a lot of different things since the civil war and this is ninety day session has gone on that is what we will do moving forward later in the day Maryland house committee heard from Dr jin ling chan Assistant Secretary of health stay home if you're sick wash your hands frequently don't touch your your face in your eyes trying to to mitigate the potential for spread Kate Ryan WTOP news from sporting events to large classes twelve of Maryland's public universities could soon be calling off some large events after new guidance from the chancellor of the university system of Maryland after the three coronavirus cases were reported locally in Montgomery County the university system of Maryland's chancellor Jay Perman is encouraging the system schools to be smart and apply their best judgment to a situation that he says is changing hourly to do that he says he wants schools to consider calling off for postponing large gatherings or use online teaching for larger classes when possible but he's not mandating this be done in a statement he says he wants institutions to be ready to go online with teaching quickly and to make sure employees can telework he also wants them to redouble efforts to sanitise campuses right now though Perman says there are no plans to cancel classes or shut down offices Mike Morello WTOP news we want to remind you hear WTOP there still no confirmed cases in Virginia of the corona virus ten people are being tested DC also has no confirmed cases this morning one person there is being tested WTLV at one oh seven turning the page this morning Ron moving briskly apparently toward developing nuclear weapons well they still have a long way to go one experts warns the program should be stopped soon as we hear from WTOP's national security correspondent JJ green this hour the nuclear agreement began to fall apart in twenty eighteen since last November Iran is developed three times as much uranium as they had before and here's a key point they reduce the number of centrifuges that they had under the agreement but they didn't destroy them and Dr David Kay a former U. N. weapons inspector and current senior fellow with the Potomac institute for Policy Studies says Iran is closing in on a nuclear weapon probably a year to eighteen months and he says well it's getting late it's not too late there's still a lot of offerings but those are starting to diminish JJ green WTOP news it's Saturday Hey welcome to the weekend of March seventh twenty twenty welcome in this early already W. two you'll be with the time now is what are we gonna do with it it's often the things you don't see that matter most trust and peace of mind long windows dot com traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks you should talk about in the district north bound on DEC two ninety five coming from I. two ninety five are coming from the eleventh street bridge you can encounter delays to crash reported before Pennsylvania Avenue are clear which if any lanes are blocked but it does appear that the Blazers during bill back toward the eleventh street bridge northbound DC two ninety five to crash before the rams of Pennsylvania Avenue everything else that is received to be in decent working order to Maryland we go up to the crash activity we've been talking about for about an hour off tonight the crash was reported thirty two west bank near the ramp for route one exit twelve we caution for whatever may remain in the roadway delays still pretty parrot if you try to make you a between the B. W. parkway and ninety five along westbound Maryland route thirty two new issues being talked about in prince George's county Maryland on the under two ten watch the grand change given he said to.
COVID-19: countries, businesses must safeguard human rights as virus spreads: Bachelet
"As the cove in nineteen corona virus continues to spread globally the UN's top human rights official. Michelle Basch led a failed on Friday to countries and businesses to put rights front and Center to protect the most vulnerable citizens. Her comments come as the World Health Organizational. Who said that there were now? Almost one hundred thousand confirmed cases of the virus and that countries should continue to make containment a priority in a statement high commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet won that people who were already barely surviving economically may all too easily be pushed over the edge by lockdowns and quarantine measures that prevent them from working stigma against those who have contracted the virus must also be stamped out. Miss Bachelet warned in Geneva his Liz Russell from the Office of the High Commissioner there are plans obviously in different countries to tackle crises. But I think we would agree. It is somewhat uncharted. And that's why she's encouraging states to share information on good practices on steps that they have taken to mitigate to alleviate the less the the impacts the effects of the steps they take steps that in many cases are extremely necessary to combat contain. Kovic Nineteen Misbash. Let who is a medical doctor and a former head of state of Chile said that she understood the difficult choices that governments had to make in combating the disease. They needed to be ready to respond to unintended consequences of their actions. Aimed at the corona virus. She insisted before also calling on businesses to show flexibility towards their employees
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"I'm Dimitri so as we have Matt small at the end of his desk coming up breaking news this evening Maryland has its first positive cases of coronavirus we'll have a live report corona virus called action by the World Health Organization as well will air a special report Senate approves an emergency spending plan to deal with the corona virus on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller at one time there were six women running for president now it's down to one a bill to stop the biannual changing of the clocks in Maryland goes before a state Senate committee hi Mike Marella corona virus induced losses on Wall Street of between three and four percent today it's seven thirty one breaking news tonight on WTOP Maryland's governor says the state has its first confirmed cases of corona virus we are live with WTOP's Michelle bash governor Larry Hogan says the state's public health laboratory in Baltimore has confirmed the first three positive cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland in a statement he says all three contracted the virus when they were traveling overseas and all three are in good condition the announcement came just before seven this evening the governor says the state has been preparing for this for several weeks across all levels of government his statement ends this way I encourage all Marylanders not to panic but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates now we expect to hear more from the governor in about half an hour when he holds at eight o'clock press conference in Annapolis stay with WTOP and WTOP dot com and as we learn more we will bring it to you reporting live Michelle Basch WTOP news special thanks it's seven thirty two CBS news update the grand princess cruise ship right now anchored off the California coast is unable to return to San Francisco due to concerns for the corona virus vice president Mike pence focused very much on a cruise.
Prince George’s Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Handcuffed Man
"Five of prince George's county police officer has been indicted for second degree murder he's accused of shooting a handcuffed man seated in a police cruiser a prince George's county grand jury has indicted police corporal Michael Owen on charges of second degree murder manslaughter first degree assault use of a handgun and misconduct in office county state's attorney I you should brave voices William green had been seated in the front passenger seat of Owens police car when he was shot several times on January twenty seventh prosecutors are looking into previous incidents involving corporal all in including a deadly shooting in twenty eleven really at the beginning stages of these investigations will be happy to update you as we draw some conclusions in upper Marlboro Michelle Basch
"michelle basch" Discussed on WTOP
"Everyone's faith in government and what government can do for the people if you stop to talk to reporters outside the court room where she expressed remorse but also said she hoped to rebuild her life the last you see of captain peers in Baltimore Kate Ryan WTOP news the number of pedestrians getting hit and killed by cars continues to climb in the U. S. and a new report finds some common Sir Kim stances play a role the preliminary numbers estimate a five percent increase in the number of fatal crashes involving pedestrians in twenty nineteen over the last ten years the restaurant as unfortunately up about fifty percent across the country Jonathan Adkins is the executive director of the governor's highway safety association three fourths of the crashes happen at night alcohol is often a factor in both the pedestrian and the driver in the increasing number of a certain type of vehicle on the road is also playing a role the restaurant struck by a large SUV are twice as likely to die is struck by a car numbers in our region were more or less flat with increases seen in Virginia and slight decreases in Maryland and DC along Wisconsin Avenue John donvan WTOP news meantime it was last summer seventeen year old J. castle was hit by a car while riding his bike in Bethesda on old Georgetown road he died the next day now comes word dedicated bike lanes will be added to that area just south of the beltway the plan is to add six foot wide bike lanes to both sides of old Georgetown road from cedar lane north to the beltway a five foot wide buffer will separate the bike lanes from lanes of traffic the Maryland state highway administration says it will add the work to the paving and improvement project already under way in that area of old Georgetown road and the hope is to have everything done by the end of the year until then expect single lane closings in the area during off peak hours Michelle Basch WTOP news up next caps hit the road we'll talk about that with Dave Preston it's six fourteen Chasez amazing he's never felt sorry for himself and we never want to chase had a severe case of the flu the customer's lands.
News in Brief 10 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. Nicaragua's human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue the UN's top rights officials said on Tuesday also expressing concern about allegations of torture and murder of protesters involved in Las ges anti-government demonstrations in in her address to the Human Rights Council Michelle Basch up said that abuses continued against activists who opposed social security reforms in the Central American state last year the High Commissioner's office highlighted reports repression against protestors under climate of fear that left hundreds dead and thousands injured presenting talk date on the situation Misbash let told member states that the number of rights violations had fallen since February when both sides met to resolve their differences but she appealed healed for authorities to investigate reports of the murder and torture of some demonstrators taken part in the two thousand eighteen protests in addition the UN rights chief also noted not reduced space for freedom of expression and assembly with some leading human rights groups having the legal registration cancelled after being accused of supporting the protests heavy rains causing flooding and landslides have had the most severe impact of the year so far on one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh the UN said on Tuesday today the World Food Programme W. F. P. warned that thousands of people in Cox's Bazar have been seriously affected by the monsoon including host communities spokesperson have ever said that. WFP is ready to distribute hot meals and emergency food rations impact of monsoon winds in cogs. Bazaar is the most of this year impacting the community as well as the camps. We flooding and landslides forty thousand five hundred people in the cooks. The buzzer camps have been affected this week alone. I was talking with my colleagues. They will try to assess the impact of that win and we opened to receive if some bad news tomorrow in July. WFP supported more than eleven thousand refugees after similar torrential downpours a significant increase compared with twelve twelve months ago since August twenty seventeen Bangladesh has experienced a massive influx of refugees fleeing violence and discrimination in Rakhine state in neighboring Myanmar. I'm finally a deal has been reached to evacuate hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers out of Libyan detention centers where brutal conditions nations persist for migrants under the joint agreement signed on Tuesday between the refugee agency or UNHCR Rwanda and the African Union the the detainees will be transferred to Rwanda where they will receive protection some may benefit from resettlement to third countries others will be helped to return to their home countries if it is it's safe to do so flights are set to begin in the coming weeks around five hundred men women and children mainly from the Horn of Africa are set to leave following the agreement and speaking in Geneva. UNHCR spokesperson Baba Balak said the evacuations would be a lifeline for those trapped in Libya and that evacuees would receive ongoing support after their arrival although UNHCR has already moved well over four thousand refugees from Libya to other countries since twenty seventeen. It's estimated some four thousand. Seven hundred people are still being held in detention centres which have become notorious for alleged abuses. The agency is calling for solidarity from countries entries everywhere and urging the international community to contribute resources to support the implementation of the agreement Sam Poly U. N. News.
News in Brief 9 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the top rights official that with forest fires raging aging in the Amazon. We are burning up our future literally in an appeal to the forums forty seven member states to unite to tackle climate change Michelle Basch. Let insisted did that. Every region of the world stands to be affected in the short term however the worst effects of the fires and drastic acceleration of deforestation in Bolivia Paraguay and Brazil resil- were on the families living in these areas she explained climate. Change is a reality the now affects every region of the world the human implications of currently projected the level of global hitting our catastrophic storms are rising and tight could submerge entire island nations and coastal cities fires raged. H. Through our forest and the ice is melting. We're burning up our future literally citing. UN reports that the climate emergency has caused a sharp increase in global hunger the levels the high commissioner also noted that warm temperatures will likely contribute to an additional two hundred and fifty thousand deaths per year between twenty thirty and twenty fifty from malnutrition nutrition malaria diarrhea and heat stress. Her comments come fourteen days before UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez opens a climate action summit in New York. Stay with the Human Rights Council Misbash. It also said on Monday that the situation in Venezuela continues to take a devastating toll on the people of the country. She warned member states is that development for having what she called. D. Stabilizing impacts across Latin America the rights chief explained that this was the reason for her commitment to continue cooperating with the authorities not there in order to achieve substantial changes regarding detention centers and detainees. There have been recent advances. She continued while acknowledging that although the government adamant led by Nicolas Madura has released a number of prisoners other cases were still pending turning to the economic and social situation in Venezuela it continues to rapidly rapidly deteriorate and affect millions of people high commissioner said before repeating concerns about the potentially severe impact of new sanctions imposed by the United States with food and medicine increasingly scarce in Venezuela misbash lead also noted reports that more than three in ten children under five are chronically malnourished in some areas and finally as efforts continue to help the people of the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian the World Health Organization has issued a three and a half million dollar appeal to cover initial healthcare and other needs latest data indicates that seventy three thousand people have been affected in the northwestern islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama with forty three fatalities tally officially reported linked to the category five storm in addition to significant destruction of medical equipment supplies and electrical and water installations the WHO who along with the pan-american Health Organization say that hundreds of people remain in shelters in the disaster zone immediate priorities include restoring access to essential health services ensuring water quality affected communities and restoring decent hygiene and sanitation in addition waste management and control of disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes a key. Both agencies have maintained Daniel Johnson U._N. News.
News in Brief 6 August 2019
"This is the news in brief from the united nations a move by italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to one million euros on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country's coastline sparked a new warning on tuesday from the u._n. That the measure risks deterring future life saving efforts in the mediterranean speaking speaking in geneva the u._n. Refugee agency or u._n._h._c._r. spokesperson charlie yaks louis explained that the legislative move came at a time when other european countries had largely actually stopped sea rescue activities and the changes approved by parliament fines private vessels that undertake rescue of people and do not respect the ban on entry into tori. Tori waters have risen to a maximum of one million euros in addition vessels when our automatically be impounded so far this year nearly four thousand people. I'll have made the treacherous crossing to europe father so-called central mediterranean route from north africa to italy misty actually said nearly eighty percent less than in the first seven months of last year the u._n.'s at top right official michelle basch lead has added her voice to condemnation of the weekend shootings in the united states insisting on tuesday tuesday that not just the u._s. but allstate's should do more to stop discrimination speaking in geneva miss bachelet's spokesperson richard carvel welcomed u._s. rejection shen of racism hatred and white supremacy in the wake of the two tragedies which claimed at least two thousand nine lives in texas and a higher on saturday we unequivocally condemn racism xenophobia and intolerance in all their forms including white supremacy we call for states in general including the united states to take positive steps is to radically discrimination reflecting or measures that might stop a growing number of hate crimes in the u._s. and elsewhere and their application via social media. Mr colville level urged online communications companies and governments to work together to ensure that human rights considerations were baked in when developing legislation policies and social media products folks to help identify and reduce risks. The indian government's decision to revoke part of the constitution relating to these special status of indian-administered kashmir risks worsening democratic freedoms. They're the u._n. Human rights office or h h set on tuesday amid reports that hardly any information at all is emerging from the indian-administered side of the long disputed territory spokesperson at rupert colville cited a u._n. Report alleging that authorities suppressed communications networks conducted arbitrary detentions and punished opponents. We're seeing again blanket telecommunications restrictions. Perhaps more blanket than we've ever seen. Before the reported arbitrary detention of political leaders and restrictions on peaceful assembly these restrictions will prevent the people of indian-administered kashmir on their elected representatives from participating fully in democratic debate about the future status of kashmir tensions over kashmir which rose sharply after a deadly suicide bombing in february targeting indian security forces in pulwama continued to have a severe impact on people's rights including the right to life according to the u._n. Human rights office india and pakistan ford several conflicts over the disputed region and the u._n. Has been mandated since nineteen forty nine to to monitor the ceasefire between the two countries and finally to central african republic where widespread and severe food insecurity has prompted a singer to use his music to call for help. You saw ben. How's oppa siler wate more them okay why speaking.
Venezuelan envoy rejects 'biased' report at UN rights body
"A damning report from the u n on venezuelan security forces came out today allegations of thousands of extra judicial killings by security forces loyal to president didn't nicolas maduro the goal suppress opposition to the government the report drew on evidence collected by the human human rights chief michelle basch lead on a visit to venezuela last month's special that said today the rule of law there had been deeply eroded oh report notes attacks against actual or perceived political opponents on human rights defenders ranging from threats and smear campaigns to arbitration detention torture on ill treatments sexual violence killings uninformed disappearance parents accessing a lethal force has repeatedly being used against protestors my office has also documented excessive use of force in the context of security operations by the special election forces with multiple killings mayor young men more than five thousand young men dead in a ledge confrontations with officers last year alone according to the report venezuela's deputy foreign affairs minister william castio dismissed e u n report he said it relied on selective unbiased information nation venezuela thought they would act saturday killing fundamental level that they look if you're not by x he has said venezuela is sure that bhatia let knows the report does not reflect the reality in the country the fact is though nearly four million people have fled venezuela most of taken refuge just across the border in countries like columbia but some venezuelans have gone much farther from home as rebecca colored reports from lebanon in central davey just off the main road is to kind of a south american restaurant inside your audience flattening more male though to make traditional venezuelan of at this gentleman guard up interviewed are you on your on your end up in lebanon he's lebanese father immigrated to venezuela using this legal my father came in very very humble a background and a it was a tough times and lebanon there were threats or barber happening three ortiz father the choice of venezuela wasn't all that surprising the first lebanese immigrated there in the eighteen sixties what was then the ottoman empire then in nineteen fifteen teen lebanon unexperienced osaman tens of thousands flood made of south america and in the sixties and seventies there were the third wave of lebanese immigration in stocks now there are more people of lebanese descent living outside lebanon and then in it he went over shoemaker by the time you're father rive venezuela already kind of driving lebanese community moves on and on and on you already showed me pictures here's on his phone at their license that as well before the crisis photos of them scuba diving family vacations in weddings there two story home with a pool his family owned several car repair shops in a factory that made beds in actresses if you want a commercial business look very well in life was very warm for many many years and then a start and even when venezuela's economy collapsed you already stayed then two years ago two men on a motorcycle try just not just four year old son from in front of the county's factory he teared up when he talks about his decision to leave a year though here ride in lebanon a place you only heard about in stories from his parents his wife and child were already here you wanna know the winter is security in there are a lot of people have a three the me very well a sometimes they make fun of how i speak my broken arabic and my ex sentiment but it's not joking manner and they had extended accounting in lebanon to welcome him though he says it's still towers demography reporter me most difficult thing was starting at nyu starting from zero throwing all the progress that my business has
"michelle basch" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Imminent the strike was different things, but strike of that amount of collateral damage would be very provocative. The president did not take them. Washington correspondent is Chris Buckler. I asked him about the reaction to President Trump's actions. It's been somewhat mixed. There are some Democrats who actually say the president may well have stopped this being provoked into something much greater this ending up in real conflict between the countries but there are harder line. Republicans who are not impressed. They wanted a clear message centered around, you could argue that some regard, the president's actions as delivering a rather. More mixed message and certainly within the White House. There were people who wanted military action to really show that the shitting dawn of a drone on recent actions, which have been blamed on Iran by the US cannot be expected. I'm of course talking about those talks in recent weeks on tankers in the Gulf. They wanted the administration to take military action in the end the strikes were stopped with only minutes to go, and certainly therefore, President Trump is going to be under some pressure. To show that he come take on a Ron, I'm dose and something of a harder message. And we keep hearing about these rising tensions between the two countries. How serious is it will in an interview with NBC news? The president has said he's not looking for war, but he then went on to say that, if it happened, it would be obliteration like you've never seen before a gives you this idea that he is trying to de-escalate things, but as a wear that things could become difficult, and in some senses, but depends on what happens next a thorough further attacks, for example, in the Gulf, particularly in the strait of her news, which is this very important Oriole trade in billion. Sorry, millions of barrels of oil art are transported every single day. If there are more attacks there than not is going to cause a real problem for the US because they are going to have to be seen to retaliate. And it is worth pointing out that an imam in Theron in speaking. A number of people said, as far as he was concerned that it was a graveyard for trespassers. Chris Buckler in Washington reporting, the U N High Commissioner for human rights has ended visit to Venezuela urging the government to release all political prisoners. Michelle Basch was speaking at the end of three day visit following talks with President Nicolas Maduro. He promised to listen to her suggestions. Well, you can count on me talk to Michelle Basch ally as president of the Republic head of state, and head of government to take seriously, your suggestions, recommendations and proposals. So that in Venezuela, a better human rights system. Prevails. Arab Gareth Barlow told me how the visit unfolded, Michelle Basch ally, has spent the last three days touring Venezuela, meeting both sides of the political divide. She was invited by the Maduro government, which were maybe form was being skeptical could be seen as a bit of a PR move on their front, but she met nNcholas Maduro. She's also met when guy who earlier in the year declared himself, the interim president of Venezuela, as a result of all of this political crisis that has been gripping and wrecking the country. She's been talking in the last few minutes and code for political prisoners to be released by the government. But how have we ended up with human rights chief touring Venezuela in the first place since two thousand fifteen there's been massive hyperinflation? There is a shortage of, of medicines of food of, of goods on the shelves and United Nations thinks at least four million people have fled the country. Lots of people say that Madurai government is his mismatch. Manage the economy has mismanaged politics. The military has been this really pivotal in critical elements of the power structure, within Venezuela. They have steadfastly stood by Nicolas Madura well, in April quango, the opposition leader said, the he had the support and called on people to head out into the streets. They did. So he didn't really have much support for the military and the government managed to crack down audit source. The descent in that situation where anything brought into sharp focus the issues in Venezuela and is Michelle Basch lays visit likely to change the situation. It will certainly come as a degree of comfort and reassurance to the opposition and surely to the international countries, the Bank, coin Guido, but nNcholas Maduro hasn't budged. He's still in power. He's still say the military backing him in beside him. You can't really think that that's readily going to change. He says he will listen and take seriously her recommendations. But I think. Only time will tell whether Venezuelans the ordinary Venezuelans themselves series change thousands of people have spent the night outside parliament buildings in Georgia. It follows Thursday's violent protests were more than two hundred people were hurt. People were angry over Russian politician making a speech inside Georgia's parliament, the BBC's Ray hand to meet she has been with protesters at typically see state university, and this corner, some students painting posters, and the message is clear Russia is an occupying country and twenty percents of my country, occupied by Russia. This is a very common slogan that one with here here in Georgia. This is the reference to Georgia's to breakaway territories,.