35 Burst results for "Morocco"
Where Do Things Stand With Brexit? Mike Graham Explains
"Is the status? Are you finally free men and women in the UK is Brexit finally done? Well, they still one or two nicer seats. I would say they have to be capped off the first, of course, the European court of human rights, which actually was something that was set up outside of the European Union. It was part of the Second World War settlement, if you like. But we need to get out of that as well, because as much as that was part of the idea of never having Nazi Germany, again, as much as it was all about making sure that countries didn't go to war. It hasn't become that. Well, it's become is yet another kind of strand of the European Union become like the dead hand of communism. It's become the thing that lefty lawyers use to protect the rights of scumbags. They want to protect the rights of Albanian rapists. Drug dealers, they want to stop it, stop us from deporting people through the likes of India and Pakistan and Morocco and all points east of there for both of us Somalia because we should respect the human rights. Well, you know what? We don't respect that human rights because they don't respect ours if you want to come to this country to commit crime. If you want to come to this country to commit terrorism, we don't want you and we don't want some ridiculous Strasbourg court to be able to stop it from happening. We want to kick you out. We want to kick you out. I'm hoping that this trust will do that. She will do away with the European court for human rights. And the reason Northern Ireland hasn't quite been fixed is entirely due to the intransigence of the French and the people in Strasbourg and Brussels. We need to take a very firm line with them and say, look, forget about it. We are going to do this and whether you like it or not. We're not trying to be nice. We're not trying to reach a settlement. We are simply leaving the European Union and that means every single part of Britain needs to do that.
Middle East Deals in the Trump White House
"If you were still at The White House, if president Trump were still president, what Arab countries would you be working with now? What do you think we're working? I'm sorry. Or do you think you exhausted the list? Oh no, we were just getting warmed up. We got our first deal signed in September, first deal announced in August after that we were able to and that was very tightly held. We worked in an environment in Washington with a lot of leaks and a lot of people always looking to sabotage everything we worked on. And we're able to keep it a secret between three governments, our government, the emirati government, and the Israeli government. And then once it broke out that we announced it and we really broke the news with the presidential tweet and shocked the world, even The New York Times had to admit that it was a pretty groundbreaking achievement. We started speaking to Bahrain. We got them on board. Then we worked very hard to get to get Sudan and Kosovo to join as well. And then even during our lame duck period in Washington, we were able to get Morocco to make a peace agreement with Israel as well, which was a big breakthrough. And so at the time, we had very active discussions with Mauritania, which I think is a real possibility, which is important to get. And then the big prize is rolling the gulf of Saudi Arabia, Qatar. I think the GCC will come together. I think there's different dynamics to play to get one to go before the other. But the last deal that I made I write about this in the end of the book is really we were sunsetting in our time and government was we brokered a deal to end the GCC dispute, which was really a blockade between Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain that they had on Qatar. And so we couldn't really advance further with those countries until that was resolved. And so we also spoke to Indonesia, we spoke to Pakistan, both of them are waiting on Saudi Arabia, but it's gone from an if it will happen to a win it will happen. And I do think it's just fundamentally transformed the Middle East. And the momentum that it hadn't been left was extraordinary. So
Warner Brothers' 'Bean Counters' Scrap Batgirl
"Warner Brothers scrapped batgirl and the Scooby-Doo movie Scoob!. Holiday haunt. Which, I don't know who the hell's gonna see that movie outside of your young kids, but this cancellation by Warner Brothers, these were made for HBO Max streaming movies and they were both scrapped. And that came as a shock to the town. Then there are several schools of thought here, but this move announced to a big rejection of WarnerMedia's strategy to make original $70 million live action and animated films directly for HBO Max. So the makers of batgirl, live action batgirl, and the animated Scoob!, they found out the other day that those films were being stopped in their tracks, the timing is really weird and awkward for batgirl that directors ideal are being Bilal fala, both in Morocco for one of their weddings. How's that for a wedding gift? Your movie's not gonna be aired with scrapping, it's done. Forget all the work that you did the last year and a half. And they are expected to return to the cutting room and continue to work on this film, but no, so them Leslie grace the star, J. K. Simmons, Brandon Fraser, and Michael Keaton as Batman, all that work down the tubes. They got paid, but still. Initially, there were cries that the scrapping of batgirl was bad optics because the title role is played by a Latina. Doesn't look that when you scrap a movie with a Latina in the lead. But there were reasons for the move and in both cases the filmmakers would tell that it came down to a purchasing accounting maneuver available to Warner Brothers discovery because the company had changed hands and also changed strategies from the previous regime. This always happens. It's a pain in the ass. I hate when creativity is killed off by the bean counters upstairs.
"morocco" Discussed on ESPN FC
"All three, and those are the only three. One guy you didn't mention in there. One guy you didn't mention in there. Who of course we know is making a move from athletic a Madrid to the Houston dynamo. Did you see he publishes first picture in the lovely Houston kit? Good player. Don't know if he's going to good team. Don't know if he'll make a difference on that team. There are 7th in the west right now. He's expected to report to Houston after the international break. Did you catch this earlier today? The finale sima, the European champions, Italy against the Copa América winners, Argentina, from Wembley. What a showdown. Yelling is final match with Italy. We'll have a little bit more on him later in the show. You know that messy, as always, taking center stage, 28th minute, it's messy. The setup man lautaro one zero, a thousand. I mean, how good is known that messy right here? All those talks that he's done, PSG, Cincinnati's old, doesn't move. Like he was just bossing this game. He's a beast. I'll tell you what Argentina and Leonard Messi are going to be a problem for anybody in Qatar. We're not going to play Mexico. We know they'll play them in the group phase. One nothing there early on for Argentina, but they were far from done. Just before the half. Angel Di Maria. Just turns them in the Maria right there. Oh no, oh no. But he has 34 years old. 37. Got that pace about him anymore. Oh no. Look at this strength right here. What are you doing there? Just turns out and look. You get center backs running backwards. It's all over. It's a good ball in a silky finish Debbie. What are you gonna do? This Argentina was pragmatic. They didn't look very pragmatic today. They look very, very dangerous. They find a third in second half stoppage time, messy, run in the break, and if you're the talent defense, that is never a good thing, especially when it's a three on two. Messy eventually loses it, but dibala, hammers home. Without a team reports that he was offered to Monterey railroad monterrey said no once they saw the salary. But this is a dangerous team. You mentioned Italy like, man, they got old, they got all quick. That's what they said about you as well. 32 unbeaten. Straight for Argentina as they claim Benny, any messy. As they claim what we're calling a major trophy, okay? Oh, major trophy. This one. Okay. And the last news now, Charlotte have fired coach Miguel angel Ramirez just 14 none of us games into their expansion season. Assistant coach Christian latangi os to take over on an interim basis as Charlotte.
"morocco" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Did well today when he came in and cam also, you know, we're going to look at the tape more, but you can see that cam has a different poise than he had when he was in in 2019. And that's really good to see. In duels, he looks strong. He's calm and that's what you want from your center backs. There are the words from Greg berhalter and Cincinnati as the U.S. defeats Morocco three, nothing in an international friendly building up to the World Cup in Qatar berhalter has got to be feeling pretty good tonight, yeah? Yeah, I mean, there are a few things that manager could ask out of a makeshift team with so many substitutions and get that kind of result versus that kind of opponent. So he's got to be feeling good about what he saw. There you go. The U.S. getting a big convincing victory over Morocco. They also got some more good news tonight. Gio reyna is back on the field and back to training. Of course, been dealing with just hamstring injury after hamstring injury. Here from his own Instagram in Austin, getting it in. His father is the sporting director at Austin FC. So he's in Austin training, probably his family lives there. It's good to see him back. Don't underestimate how important he is to the U.S. men's national team and where he was not too long ago 5 month injury. World Cup qualifying, of course, that's still going on. Scotland and Ukraine playing earlier today. In Hampden Park. Winner of this game gets whales on Sunday winner of that into the U.S. group at the World Cup, Ukraine going ahead in the 33rd through Andre yarmolenko. Yeah, good go by Christian. Wait, what? Do you want my link on politica on the same breakfast plan? What did they eat? Beautiful touch, ridiculous finish. It was that easy. Your brain getting a second in the 49th Roman yet em chuck. I mean, you know what I'm with that kind of frame. Ball comes in, he's got three guys draped on him, no problem. Look at the scenes there, the Ukrainian fans going wild. Scotland. With some hope late, Callum McGregor. Just getting it over the line. This is a tough one. Goalkeeper here just bobbles that off the line. I had my doubts but it ended up really being in and then well, one B one at the end. Not the only one he had. Not the only one V one they had at the end, by the way. Don't be making it three to one there as Ukraine advances. Here's Sam Borden with more. 30 minutes after the final whistle, Ukraine midfielder Alexander zinchenko was still on the field, hugging teammates, fans, pretty much anybody he could find at the end.
"morocco" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Back position, but that's not the case with the U.S. miss national. You may start on the left, but he'll end up wherever he wants. And in ending up wherever he wants, he influences the game a lot more. Look at the ball that walkers remember in plays. It's a great diagonal run. It's really not even that good of a run. It's that good of a ball, but the ability to bring that down. I mean, the disgusting sick touches that wasn't in the presence of mine to cut it back and know that you have not only Brendan aronson, but Anthony Robinson could have slotted that in as well. It was just such a great play by Christian ballistic, and we're starting to see the best of them with the U.S. men's national. That's what you need to see with them. You saw that graphic. Fastest player to get to 20 goals, ten assists. Was it 49 games? He's still a very young man. The knock on politic during his time, or at least recently with Chelsea, is that final touch, that final ball. That clearly wasn't a problem tonight, so you like to see it as far as the record goes. He beats land and Donovan there, huh, first U.S. player, fastest U.S. player to double digit goals and assist one game ahead of Landon Donovan. You get the feeling those guys are going to be measured against each other for the rest of time. Landon Donovan Clint Dempsey, Claudio reyna, where am I going with this? I'm going with the best players the U.S. nationals ever had. Christian at least at a club level has already surpassed them. That's just a reality. Now can he do it at a club? All right, the national team level. Well, he's going to be one step closer to trying it in his first World Cup. We got a summer to figure out what's next for Christian politic at club level. Let's talk about the team performance, though, because we mentioned off the top of the show, it was really good. You said best you've seen since Mexico? Yeah. A lot of moments in Panama where they were very good, but I think overall that second half versus Mexico is dominated. When you say, when you say best, do you mean best overall, or do you mean best in terms of attack? Because they were vulnerable tonight. Yes, they're always vulnerable. Let's be honest. It's vulnerable. I think they were more vulnerable to that. I mean, there were more vulnerable versus Panama if you think about it. I mean, Panama had more opportunities on goal and that could, that could be because there was a shaky performance from maybe Shaq Moore, who was not in a usual starter, Zach Stephanie wasn't as usual self. Whatever the case may be, but that Panama game. The opponent was a lot more dangerous than this Morocco team. They were half chances here. They were things that I expected because they're not familiar with each other whether that's walker Zimmerman, playing alongside our long, whether that's camera Carter Vickers, playing alongside our long one. That's Joe scaly coming in, making his days view the amount of changes that were made. They were expected to say the least. Yeah, a three zero win over a team that's going to the World Cup without starters, McKinney, Stefan and miles rodden, right? Those are four starters. You pretty much, if not pen in pencil in for World Cup qualifying to play this while I thought was really good. You brought up a point a lot during qualifying, which is we hadn't seen the performances. You never really criticized the results so much. Under berhalter, but what you kept going back to was Greg berhalter and the federation promised to something in terms of style of performance. And we didn't see that through qualify. Did we see some of that tonight? Absolutely. There you go. And you heard Taylor swollen on the broadcast, excuse me, referring to the being proactive, not reactive. Oftentimes, that's been the MO of the U.S. men's national team is how they react to the opponent. Well, it would have been very easy of them to react to a Moroccan team a team. That's a World Cup opponent. A team that's before this game. That only lasts only last one. We spoke about Greg berhalter's marquee wins, right? Where were they? Where were they before qualifying? He finally got them. Before the nation's league, I mean, that was the first marquee win. He finally got them. Now can you build the brand? Now can you make them play the way you want? Maybe it was an off day for Morocco, but tonight, they played the part. You know what goes a long way to playing that way, I think, fast start, something we didn't see at all in World Cup qualifying, something I think we really did say. Very true. Those first ten minutes, the U.S. was ready. Maybe Morocco wasn't, but the U.S. was definitely ready to play. Let's get into some individual performances..
"morocco" Discussed on ESPN FC
"In the U.S. looking good on the attack Christian Pulisic with an early warning shot. Yeah, Christian ballistic was very active in this game. Watch him set himself up right here, a little step over crossover, and it left footed right there, deflection, but he's active and he's active early. Early on, this game was very open back and forth Morocco here with a chance in the 12 minute and a good opportunity at that. Matt Turner with a big save. Yeah, Matt Turner with the big save coming down the left hand side, right hand side with U.S. men's national team center basket split apart. Watch this right here. Cut some and then air long does good last ditch effort there, but the amount of times that long and walker Zimmerman were spread out where we're spread thin. We're a little concerning there. Yeah, Morocco definitely grew into the match very dangerous. Between the 15th and 30th minute, another chance here in the 19th, but Turner again, getting the job done. Here's the breakthrough for the Americans, long ball in for Christian Pulisic, cuts one, cuts two, easy feed for aronson. I mean, where do we start? How about the ball out of the back from walker's Zimmerman? Didn't know he had that in his locker, did you? The touch silky smooth to bring it down to cut back. The presence of mine and Brendan aronson, Jedi, pick your poison 6 minutes later, two nothing Tim way of the shot. Oh, but we're not gonna want that one back. You think? Oh, I mean, he hits this. Strong, I guess, but this is completely stable. We could have put his chest in between that, kept it out. He didn't. Timmy, he won't care. He'll take that. Absolutely. Two nothing at the half, some changes at the half. One of them had you write 49th minute great chance, but can't make it three. Yeah, immediately. You're a 90 immediately be dangerous. Make yourself present. That's what he did. 53rd minute, chance from Morocco, Matt Turner, big point blank stop. All right, Cameron Carter Vickers in the game now. This is why you're there. You're a big physical center back. I mean, he's only 6 one, but you have to make that play. U.S. pressing forward. Aaronson.
People Need to Give Their Sons Better Names
"I'm searching today and I come across the most popular names of 2021. Now listen to this. Those popular boy names of 2021 were Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, James, William, Benjamin Lucas, Henry and fedor. The girls were Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Ava. Sophia Isabella, Mia Evelyn and Harper. I love that I think 6 or 7 of them ended in a a lot of my ex-girlfriend the next large names ends at a's. I don't know why. I think that's very feminine and beautiful, but those boys names sound like the perfect fit for the new generation of soy boys. Do they not? Come on. Where's Debbie? Where's Donna? Where's Joey? Where's John? I'm not even gonna ask where Frankie Vinnie Morocco are. But we need those names back in circulation. Listen, if you're home and you can't get your car started, you're not gonna call your buddy Elijah to help you. If you're on the side of the road and there's some fucking problems going on, no is not coming. No it's not coming. Benjamin, I don't think Lucas is going. You know, I was coming, Frankie Joey and Vinny, they're gonna come help you. Frankie joining me are gonna bring the shovel and the bag a lot, and they're not gonna ask the question. Just gonna start digging. These fucking names, Jesus. I will say I'm happy to see the name James making a comeback because I was getting tired of coaching kids named Declan and durban and all these,
Israel to host top Arab diplomats during Blinken's visit
"Israel will host top Arab diplomats during sixtieth street on the evening comes visit early next week Israel says it would be great the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates Morocco and Bahrain during the secretary of state's visit in what will be the latest in a flurry of high level meetings held across the Middle East the three Arab countries normalize relations with Israel in twenty twenty in this local aber Hummel cools the by the ministration welcoming those agreements which were concluded under then president Donald Trump has expressed interest in negotiating additional ones Israel's foreign ministry says it would host the fourth top diplomats on Sunday and Monday I'm Charles de Ledesma
"morocco" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Of thing that has an automatic. Got it. If you do decide you want to drive, be very diligent with tracking any bumps, scratches, anything that is on the car when you get it. And then be very diligent that everybody signs off on everything when you bring the vehicle back so you don't have any surprise charges. And also you want to know that police checkpoints are really common. So I found that when I've had a lot of American visitors, they've been like, oh my gosh, what is going on? There's so many police stopping us. I'm like, there's nothing going on. This is just how it is. They're just out there because that's their job. That's what they do. Check to make sure that everybody's being good and following the rules and you probably will get stopped. Once or twice and they'll want to see your papers and they'll want to know what's going on and most of the time it's fine and sometimes they might be like, oh, you did this and you did that. So do have cash because you may need to pay a fine on the spot whether it's an imaginary fine or a real fine. I'll put it that way. Got it. Excellent. And that kind of wraps up your itinerary. Anything else that we need to know before we get to into some of our wrap up questions? No, I mean, I think that's it, I think this is a great itinerary for people who really just want to relax and enjoy their time. They're now you're not people who like the hustle and bustle of a city, but you really like the idea of going to someplace new taking your time and soaking in a different culture. I think this is a great itinerary for you. Excellent. You are standing in the prettiest spot in this part of Morocco. Where are you standing on what are you looking at? Oh, good question. I think I'm an S aware. There's something charming about us aware of standing on the edge of one of those fortresses looking out at the sea, but it's also very meaningful to me personally. So I think that's my spot. Hey, I completely endorse that. Well, I also collect and this is a fun thing. I don't know if I've ever talked about it on the show. I have a collection of old doors, photographs. Okay. Okay. And as aware is just this gold mine of old medieval doors and just a beautiful photogenic city. As well as an enjoyable livable city, I think, too. We had I visited with some fellow travel bloggers who were playing the part of expats in the modern part of the city and living near the beach and I think it's both. Yeah, yeah, definitely. Excellent. One thing that makes you laugh and say only in Morocco. Oh my goodness. I feel like I have these moments every single day. I think it's seeing exactly what can be put on a motorcycle. And how many people can actually sit on a motorcycle? Yeah, it never ceases to amaze me. Like literally nothing surprises me anymore though. So there's nothing that I see in my day today where I'm like, oh my goodness, I'd never have seen that would be like, wow, yeah, it's wild. It's a crazy place. You will see things that you never imagined possible. And I believe that that answer has been given now for at least three continents. And the truth, that's so funny. I think if you grew up in the west, if you grew up in an industrialized nation, you just never get over whether it's Vietnam or Morocco or someplace else where you see the family of 6 on the motorcycle. Or the washing machine, I think they saw washing machine one time. Oh wow. Yeah, I mean, yesterday or earlier this week I saw a guy that had like, he was on the back and he was holding like an 8 foot tall piece of glass. Oh wow. And I was like, oh. Oh, this could go so bad. Interesting. Excellent. And if you had to summarize this region of Morocco in just three words, what three words would you use? Laid back. Okay. Dreamy. Okay. And juxtaposition. Okay. Just because the differences right next to each other. Yeah, yeah, the difference old and new religions, people, fairly conservative with very much more liberal, I think you get a little bit of all of it. I believe you get bonus points for coming up with a 5 syllable word for your three words. I won the wordle. Yay. That's right. Excellent. Our guest again has been Amanda muttai from mama dot com and a man if we're gonna send people to your best post on this coastal area where we can send them. So I have a post on that stretch from SOR to agadir, but I also have a link specifically for your readers if they want to plan their trip to Morocco. I have a free guide on my site. So if you want to put it, you can link to it. You can throw it out there, and if they want to plan their Morocco dream vacation, I've got a great workbook that's for free. You guys can. Have at it. Excellent. Well, and you can find those links obviously on Amanda's site or we'll link to them from the amateur traveler show notes and also from the lyrics of this episode where you'll find all the links for the things we talked about. Amanda, thanks so much for coming on amateur traveler and sharing with us your obvious love for Morocco. Oh, you're very welcome. Thank you so much for having me and I hope that I see some of the listeners in Morocco sometimes soon we would.
"morocco" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Ton of art deco because the city was really, really built up during the French protectorate. And there's still a lot of those vestiges left. I'd also recommend stopping at a bakery called madam Sahel. And it's actually a Jewish Moroccan bakery. Okay. And so they have a lot of traditional rock like food, bakery, some kind of more heavy things, but they also have Moroccan Jewish influenced food, which I don't think a lot of people realize is part of Morocco's historical story. So once you spend the night and you're waking up the next day, we're going to head south. So Casablanca sits and the middle northern middle part of Morocco. And when you think of Morocco, it can be useful, especially if you're coming from a North American context, is that Morocco is basically the same size as California from north to south. And it has a lot of the same geographic zones as California. A lot of the cities are situated really similar places. It's like if you put them on to each other with a map, it's really interesting to see how they match up. So your Casablanca is going to be like probably like San Francisco esque, like about the same. From there, you're going to go south to LGBT and algae. Again, so a lot of these places that I'm going to mention, you probably have never heard of. If you have heard about Morocco, you've probably never heard of these smaller things. I have not heard of Algeria. Yeah, so Al jadera was actually a Portuguese city, part of the portraits colony. So Morocco was most people know that Morocco was a French protectorate. It was never a colony. It was a protectorate, but it also was Spanish, part of the Spanish Empire. It was part of the Portuguese Empire. It was colonized partially by the Germans. So there's like a huge mishmash of European powers that were playing in Europe and the traditional amazigh you would probably know them as Berber tribes, the Arab rulers that came Jewish settlers that came from Spain during the inquisition. Sub Saharan Africans that came north and settled there. So it's a truly, truly a melting pot. LG data is where you're going to get the Portuguese influence. And when you get to algae, you will see this because there is a giant fortress that looks like you were in Lisbon. You could be in Lisbon. Like it looks just like something out of Portugal because it was built by the Portuguese. It's a small city, and it's also very, very popular with moroccans. So in the summertime, it's where moroccans go for their summer holidays for their summer beach holidays. So it's got great beaches, a very laid back vibe. You probably won't see many other tourists there. You can tour the ramparts of this old fortress, which could do it in an hour, or you could do it in a couple hours. There's also a really cool cistern that is here, like where the water used to be held that was built by the Portuguese. And the sister and a was hidden for a very, very long time. Until a guy who owned the shop next to where the cistern was, wanted to expand his shop and broke through a wall and a ton of water that had been sitting for God knows how long. Like rushed out into his store. And this is just a little in the 20th century. And once the water was all gone, they looked through the hole and they were like, oh my God, what is this? Nobody had remembered that it was there. It had been buried for ages and ages. And now it's obviously been restored as a historical monument so you can go and you can tour it and they'll tell you the history. And it's really beautiful and eerie at the same time. And if you go when there's the called prayer outside and the mosque like the reverberation and the sound of it inside of this cistern is like, I don't know, it's just really something really special. It feels almost like a contrived thing, right? It's out of a movie or something like that. When you're here, there's not a ton of, I would say great restaurants, right? Like it's a smaller city. You're not going to find world class dining here, but you will find really good seafood. So all of these stops are going to have a really good seafood. So if you're into fish or in the seafood, this is an itinerary for you if you're not so much in the seafood. You might not like it as much when it comes to food, but there is a place there called la pere, which is a more upscale restaurant that you could try and then there's like loads of smaller eateries that will be more inexpensive and have a variety of things. Here, if you were deciding to stay here so you could come and you could spend a half a day and keep going on your way on the route, or you could spend the night. And if you decided to spend the night, there's a hotel here called glacier. And it's a church. That was turned into a boutique hotel and they have a great restaurant too, but it's a really cool, it's a beautiful place. And this was a really interesting thing. You're sleeping in a church in Morocco. Well, and I see that the old part of the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site too, which we which means that some people have discovered it at least. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, for sure. I mean, there are definitely people that go there, but I think it's not a lot of north Americans go there. So a lot of these places, Europeans have been coming to Morocco for a long time. So you're likely to find loads of French tourists. Even some who are not trying to colonize it. Yeah, they're just coming on vacation. So you'll find you will find tourists, you just might not find the English speaking variety so much. Okay. A question for you. You mentioned beaches. And I know when we were in Morocco, how conservative the area was depended a lot on where we were in the country. So if I'm at a beach and this part of the country, am I going to feel uncomfortable in usual western beach attire? No, I'm not going to wear a bikini because nobody wants that, but is somebody who does normally wear one at home. I'm going to feel uncomfortable. No, I mean, on beaches, whether it's a pool or it's a beach, you're pretty much free to wear whatever you want. You can not go topless. But as long as you're as long as you're covered up, that's fine, and you can wear a one piece swimsuit, you could wear a bikini. I will say if you're wearing a one piece string bikini or a thong bikini, like you will get a lot of attention. So you may want to opt for something that covers up a little bit more, but you can wear whatever you'd like on the beach. So if you were like, okay, we were on the beach, and then you're like, oh, let me just head off to this restaurant nearby to get something. Yeah, okay. Right. Like, throw something back on, but otherwise you're good. Excellent. We're gonna keep going south. So this route is just gonna keep taking us south and the next stop on this road is a city called wola DIA. And it's another small city. And it became super famous because it is a hotspot for growing oysters. Okay. So that's how they got their claim to fame. So there's two places in Morocco that grow a lot of oysters. It's here and Dhaka and the very far south of Morocco. And there is a restaurant.
"morocco" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"If I got my bags back on the road I'm heading out there and I'm ready to go looking real good in my passport oh no amateur traveler episode 793 today the amateur traveler talks about beaches and mosques surfing and souks, Riyadh's and fortresses as we go to the coast of Morocco. Heading home but baby not having nights in the day welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host, Chris Christensen, let's talk about Morocco. I'd like to welcome to the show Amanda muttai from Morocco, mama dot com who's come to talk to us about Morocco. Amanda, welcome to the show. All right, Chris. Thanks for having me. And what is your connection with Morocco? So I have a very long history with Morocco actually. The first time I came to Morocco was in 2003 and I met my husband on that trip about person who was going to be my husband. Didn't know it at the time. But we ended up having a love at first sight relationship. Got married within a year at 19 years old. And lived in the U.S. for about 9 years and then decided we wanted to come back to Morocco in 2013 because our kids were our two oldest kids were 6 and 8. So we decided we wanted to move back to Morocco so that our kids could learn. Arabic and French and have a connection to their family here and we intended to stay for one year and here we are almost a decade later. And we just have a left. Excellent. And you also write about Morocco and are doing tours in Morocco to a cybercrime. Yeah. So I do quite a bit of freelance writing and my passion and my niche I guess if he would call it as kind of food and culinary tourism and from that and from my website, we started a food tour business in Marrakech that is now branching out a bit. So we just love to introduce people who are coming to Morocco to the wide range of Moroccan food that is not tagines. So there's no testing on any of my tours. Excellent. And why should someone go to Morocco? So I think that Morocco is one of those destinations that is kind of on people's dream list. Like at some place that they think about, but it's someplace that seems really inaccessible or someplace that would take a lot of work or effort to get to. When in reality, it's just as easy as getting to Europe. So if you can get to Europe, you can get to Morocco because there is a lot of connections either through Europe or even through the United States. Now there's quite a few flights. And it's a country of contrast, so you're going to get to experience everything like it can be as normal as you want it to be. Like I live in Marrakech. And I can go and do whatever I would do in any city around the world, or it could be as unique as doing something wild that you never thought of like sleeping under the stars and the Sahara Desert. And we have every single climate zone. We have cities, countries, mountains, snow, the ocean, lakes, like literally everything that you can imagine actually exists in Morocco. Excellent. Well, and I was telling Amanda before we started that we did a trip with amateur traveler listeners to Morocco. A while ago now, I don't remember what year it was. And my wife came along and it was an adventurous trip for her, I think it was a little past her comfort zone. And she even got sick halfway through the trip because we had an experience where we were out on a camel ride in the middle of a thunderstorm, which seemed like a bad idea so we went back and tried to wait it out and our camel drivers made us some tea that I don't think I cooked all the way through. So she ended up getting sick and even with that, she still says it was her favorite trip ever. And you talk about the variety she said from one day to another she couldn't tell what century she was in. From the modern city of Marrakesh to a hilltop jet homestay to sleeping under the stars in the Sahara to the camel ride to the old salt mine city of ibn hado. So it is an amazing country. And we're not going to talk about any of the destinations that I mentioned. You've got some other places in mind. What kind of itinerary are you going to recommend for us? Yeah, so the itinerary I wanted to talk about is the West Coast of Morocco. Not often on tourist radars unless you're somebody who really is willing to get out and try something a bit different, but I think well well worth it and really shows the diversity of Morocco and I'm sorry if you can hear this, it's actually the morning call to prayer is sounding right now. I tried to go somewhere really quiet. It would just lend atmosphere of great. Okay, good. Is part of the sound seeing scape of Morocco. Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Excellent, well, where are you going to start us? So I thought we would start in Casablanca because that is where the vast majority of international flights come in. Although you could come into Marrakesh too if you're coming through Europe, America Casablanca, where most come in. But I thought we'd start in Costa Blanca because it is where you're most likely to enter and Casablanca itself is a interesting place. I think that it's the one place that I have the most people who ask me who say I have to see Casablanca and I say no, you really don't. It's not the movie. It wasn't even filmed here. The movie Casablanca and actual Casablanca have very little to do with each other. But that being said, there are some things in Casablanca that I would start your trip off with your flight is probably going to come in in the morning to have all day you should go see the hes on the second mosque, which is one of the largest mosques in the Islamic world. It's a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that was only built at the end of the 20th century. And it was built by contributions from everyday moroccans. So basically every single Moroccan in this country has donated money to build that mosque. And they all got a little certificate like my mother in law has her little certificate. So it's something that's really special and it's a lot of pride for the Moroccan people. And it's one of the only mosques actually in the country that non Muslims can enter. So if you do want to come and see them off, that's the best place to go. Okay. Something cool about it now too, is they have a haman, which is a traditional Moroccan bathhouse that is a part of the mosque complex. So that's kind of a really cool, unique experience that you could do if you wanted to. While you're there, you might also want to stop in habus. It's a neighborhood that was actually built by the French in a bit of a I don't know, quasi orientalist style. They built it how they thought Morocco would look. So it's kind of like a disneyfication, I guess of what a traditional Moroccan neighborhood would look like. It's interested in that that's where there's like shops and there's some good, like there's a great bakery called the benise bakery and it has like the best pastilla, which is a type of pie, like a stuffed sweet and savory pie. Probably in the country, like it's my favorite in all of Morocco. So if you were there, definitely stop by there. From there you have two options. You can either spend the night in Casablanca, which you probably are going to be tired, so it's a great idea just book your hotel, spend that night. And there's a great hotel called the doge, which I think is worth going to Casablanca in and of itself. It's like an art deco dream. And that's a theme you'll see running through Casablanca is traditional Moroccan Islamic architecture, but a.
U.S. Helps Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missiles by Iran Aimed Toward UAE
"The Iranians are now firing missiles into the UAE which is United States ally To tiny monarchy it's actually one of the freest countries in the Middle East And has built a remarkable relationship with the State of Israel as well as its gulf neighbors We had intervened there Yesterday to help protect that country from some of the missiles But some of them have landed They've also unleashed the hutus who you've probably never heard of before Which for another militia operation a bunch of gorillas had had the backing of the Iranians That had created incredible human suffering in Yemen Yemen witches on the border with Saudi Arabia Jordan these other monarchies Israel Egypt Morocco and others are well aware of what's taking place now in the Middle
Protecting and Celebrating Our 2nd Amendment Rights
"One of the most amazing things over the last little bit has been the rise in folks who are pursing firearms, not only for hunting, sports, but personal protection. You know, and it's really grown over the last special last number ten to 15 years. I think a lot of my Friends are into the gun dealing business, especially have been very thankful for folks like Morocco Obama and Joe Biden and others for increasing sales. But here on the podcast, you know that I'm an avid hunter, someone who loves to hunt to not only fish, but also shoot, I've been shooting since I was a kid. And today is great Larry King from national shooting sports foundations here. We'll have a great conversation. Let's just jump right into this. I mean, shot show is two weeks away. A great show. But we got a lot of other things going on. What's top of the list right now for y'all's organization? Well, right now, the top of the list is the chachi because it's such an important event for us. So we're really focused on making sure that show goes off without a hitch and you know we aren't able to have a show last year unfortunately because of COVID. So we are having the show this year. It's present some challenges as everything in life now is challenged by COVID, but it is going to go forward. We expect to have a very good crowd. We know that our attendees are really excited about having the opportunity to get back and be in person again. So we're really looking forward to it. I think the numbers I saw earlier today suggested we could have as many as 45,000 people the chat show in a normal year would be 55 to 60, something like that. So it's going to be a very healthy crowd. There are going to be a couple of companies that aren't able to make it. Because of decisions they made about how they want to address COVID and we understand that, but they're committed to returning to the show in 23, and we're really, you know, so we're really
German rescue boat with 800 migrants reaches Sicilian port
"After days of waiting a German ship carrying over eight hundred migrants has arrived it's a Sicilian polls shouts of joy could be heard from the dock because the vessel tree near the ship full of rescued migrants was finally granted permission to dock at the port of Trapani in western society there were about a hundred and sixty minus on the ship including fifteen of very young children the children will be taken to shelters once most of the adults will have to quarantine on other ships many of the passengers came from countries in West Africa Egypt or Morocco more than half of the passengers have been saved from a sinking wouldn't date to nineteen November I'm Karen Thomas
Off the Spice Rack: The History of Salt
"Okay. So the history of salt is fairly simple. Animals war paths to salt licks men followed trails became roads and settlements group aside them legit beside the salt licks. Yeah cassette beside the roads yet. Getting to the on these are these. Are these salt route so eventually and this is exactly what you just spoke about. Eventually the human menu shifted from salt rich game two serials. Like when crop started growing ray and some more salt was needed to supplement the diet when humans started eating more cereals. Okay so but cereals that you hate right. The modern day cereal grains barley right. Yeah those are considered cereals in times. Yes yeah i'm still. Yeah not not cereal boxes. Not fruit loops. Now that's when everything went downhill. The demise mandy but the underground the underground deposits started to become further away from the settlements and scarcity kept the mineral precious so as civilization spread. Salt became one of the world's principal trading commodities routes to the salt reservoirs. And i'm like showing you reservoir picture if you will of a slot reservoir leading to that reservoir. These routes crossed and trade centers crisscrossed the globe. One of the most traveled lead from morocco south across the sahara and timbuktu just a super famous spot to gather. You feel like that's the furthest point ever. I know yeah. This ships bearing salt from egypt to greece travel. The mediterranean and the aegean sea venice's wealth centuries ago was attributable to salt which venetians traded with constantinople spices when in in twelve ninety five marco polo delighted with tales of the value of salt coins. Bearing the seal of the grant genghis khan
The History of US Presidential Transportation
"First us president of any sort to fly in an airplane was theodore roosevelt. It was rather short flight as airplanes at the time didn't have a very long range and it was probably one of the more dangerous. Flights ever attempted by president sitting or former come over after this short sightseeing flight. Us presidents didn't do any flying. It would be another thirty three years before an actual sitting. Us president would get on an airplane. The first airplane designated for presidential use was purchased in nineteen thirty three it was a douglas dolphin amphibious aircraft and it was operated by the us navy as there was no air force at the time. The co name. It was given was r d two. It could seat four passengers and there was a small sleeping compartment. The interior was custom made for presidential use with leather seats. It was stationed at the anacostia naval airbase in washington. Dc until nineteen thirty nine and during that time it was never once used by the president to be fair. Fdr was in a wheelchair and getting in and out of an airplane especially a small amphibious plane was probably something that he wasn't keen to do however he did eventually take a flight the very first airplane flight by a sitting. Us president took place on january. Eleventh nineteen forty-three when franklin roosevelt flew on. The dixie clipper was a commercial boeing. Three fourteen clipper which was operated by pan. Am he flew fifty five hundred miles to the casablanca conference in morocco to meet with winston churchill and charles de gaulle. The flight was done in three stages any flu rather than took a ship because it was considered safer than risking german u boats in the atlantic after the trip the army air force didn't want to rely on commercial airlines for presidential transportation. They proposed the president. Use a modified. C eighty seven liberator express heavy bomber. The plane was dubbed the guess where to when the secret service reviewed the safety record of the plane. They rejected it. For presidential use. The plane was used for carrying the first lady. Eleanor roosevelt however on a trip to latin america. But it never carried the president. The secret service then approved a douglas. C fifty four skymaster which was a transport plane used in the war. It was named the sacred cow ended. Had sleeping quarters are radiotelephone and a lift for getting roosevelt in and out of the plane in his wheelchair. The only time you used it was to travel to the yalta conference in february of nineteen forty five. This plane is on display at the museum. At the wright patterson air force base outside dayton
A Closer Look at the Algarve Coast
"Let's start out today on the beaches of southern portugal. The all guard prejean offers one hundred miles of warm sun and a collection of charming resort towns. From land's end to the spanish border are guides are christina. Dorte and robert reich. They specialize in showcasing the highlights of portugal. And the all garb to american visitors christina robert boondi. Thank you together. So when we think of the algarve christina what does it mean to the to a portuguese holidays. Israeli go to holidays with our families knows and normally because the kids are in school until the end of june so everybody goes at the same time so july and august can be pretty crowded but if we have a chance and going out of july august it is a marvelous place to go wonderful beaches. Wonderful food very good offer of of places where to stay hotels and also houses that we can rent houses or apartments and june absolutely beautiful until the first week of july. It's quiet so that is interesting that there's a huge bell shaped curve of demand and in the summer summertime vacation. It's everybody's down there. Yes now robert When you think of the popularity among locals and you were local are the locals looking for a big resort or are they looking for the cute little little cove for the little town. That locals are looking for Just basically good nice relaxing beaches wherever they may be right because What christina was saying is it's kind of like when you go off season little bit off season You have to think that you can't go. You can't go to the beaches that are up north because the weather still not quite a good because there are good beach resorts north of lists. That if you're a little bit shoulder season he wanted to go south. Because you're guaranteed good weather down there by morocco. Now when you go to the south I'm sure that every region of portugal has some different cuisine. What do think about to enjoy the food scene when you're on the elgar food scene is fantastic. Because you're right there on the water. You'd every kind of fresh seafood you can imagine and i guess the the best expression of that in portugal is the is the dish that everybody goes there. Force the cut the planner. The planner is like just a big big mix of all this great seafood. Some potatoes juicy broth. it's just really like the essence of the
Smoke From Western Wildfires Has East Coast Gasping
"Prime ministers and even the king of Morocco. A dense layer of smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has reached the east coast of the continent. In New York, health agencies warned the air quality have become unhealthy for sensitive groups such as people with breathing problems. In Western US
Shipwreck on the Sahara
"It's september twenty third. Eighteen fifteen the morning sun rising over the sahara heats up the desert to eighty degrees by eight. Am but city hammett doesn't feel it. He's sitting in his tent thinking about the future and no matter which way he spins it. It's risky captain. Riley wants hammett to by him and his friends and deliver them to morocco. There he said a friend will pay big money for the return. One hundred dollars for the captain and fifty for each of his men. Fifty dollars is a fortune and the desert. But he's not even sure they can make it eight hundred miles. They will need to cross the desert. Get past the torek and other. Hostile bedouin tribes. They have to be strong. He needs to get a better look at the men. He finds them sitting outside his tent. There are three and all riley and two men called erin and clark he squats down on his haunches examining each of them closely l. race. Have any of your men died. On this journey riley shakes his head. None my men are strong. The aren't used to desert conditions but their health will improve gets better every day but hammett's not so sure the one called clark is skin and bones. His face is young but he's already bent over like an old man. His scalp is cracked and oozing with source will only get worse. Sarah son this one is sick. he won't make. It's not worth it. But the captain renews his please. He must come look at how much he's improved from. Just the drink of water. You generously gave us last night. What of your men been eating a- of camel milk day. We found a few snails on our own to hammett size. The sailors will never survive the crossing without more food. Feeding them will be expensive.
Biden Administration Announces First Guantanamo Detainee Transfer
"The Biden administration has transferred a detainee from the U. S military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Morocco. It's the first such prisoner release since President Biden took office. The 56 year old Moroccan was held at Guantanamo for 19 years without charge. 39 detainees remain at the
"morocco" Discussed on AlgaTalk
"Yeah exactly so the idea idea with me. Because i'm the founder and they have a group with me so we thought that will be interested because out from the domain. I and we have the knowledge and everything to lines this project. I thought seasonally. We have different species that we can rise but foods because every season we discovered that there is this. The species abundant much more than the other. For example in winter it will find. Laminar is abundant for example in spring. We'll find more than you know what. I mean so entirely also. Yeah yeah we adopt our our. Our have is depending on the seasons and depending dependence of species. That's why we we inform our customers syrian workers because in market in the heart of morocco but dakota atlantic it's like it's like between the monarchy sanjeev Because it's like to two hundred to two hundred fifty kilometers you know it's it's a very far distance Able to back way markets because simply is my city it's my city and the second is international city. Where everybody here. Our our surprise. I'm guessing america has a large Hagar industry. They're already because they're morocco is one of the leading exporters of a around the world so there must already be an industry and it makes sense for you to be You know headquartered in marrakesh and then go you know two hundred miles. Two hundred and fifty miles to the coast and harvest your seaweed. Is that kind of the the way that you guys do you. Guys go out there harvest and bring say we go by good sad. Prefer that i be on the you know to be onsite because i'm always supervising. You know. I mean i'm trying to to get the best Harvest possible because we decision. I mean every three months. Also i'm trying to to maximize a mean the you know it's about it's all about timing about About low tide the but you know because if you are lead gina team you need to to make sure that everything is going..
"morocco" Discussed on AlgaTalk
"He could talkers. Welcome back i know. It has been a long time since we last talk about algae i asked for your apologies and understanding. This has been a tough year. I'm sure for all of us after corona and after just it's been a tough year for everybody and hopefully we're getting out of this and and we're back so i'll talk is back and we have a new studio. We've moved to a new studio. It's going to be better for us that we're going to be able to do more. Alga talk videos on youtube channel so check that out in the future to start us off. We have a few talks that. I'm sure everybody remembers who they are. Who haven't had podcast published yet. So we're going to have a couple of old ones coming up but in the future we're going to have new interviews. Look forward to that. Our first podcast is with unicef boondi. Who is the founder of seaweeds of morocco. You can follow them on their facebook or twitter. This interview was done back in the old times before the pandemic back all the way back on the fourteenth of december twenty nine thousand nine we touch on many issues involving algae and sea weed from morocco's famous egg production from the red algae ghalim to how to communicate the science of algae to not only the public but the government is well. Morocco has had a tough time with the algae industry. They're overharvesting so we've you know. The government needs to step in and it needs to talk with the algae harvesters and farmers and producers in the public. And get that sort of going and morocco's been going in that direction especially with people like john deere helping on that side on a personal note to be upfront. i'm an israeli and unit is from morocco. And i wanted to begin with something good. That happened this past year. That has been a tough one forever. Israel and morocco signed a normalization agreement. There are still problems and a solution to the.
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
Building The First Black Woman-Owned Boutique Hotel in Marrakech
"Recently. Visiting marrakech morocco. I had the pleasure of sitting down with mary. Ann and learning more about her life as a hotel owner guests that stay at her hotel gets a take in the rich global an african identity that she has incorporated across the resort to encourage visitors and guests to experience the culture and traditions of morocco. Maryanne first degree may have been in law but her heart has always been in architecture design and the arts. This is maryanne wealth-building story. Hello my name is maryanne. And you're listening to millennial wells builders so. I come from a family where we would never talk about money but we would talk about education and studies and the key to a good lifestyle like fortunately our parents were able to give us was to study. I mean this was the thing was it was not even questioned. It was obvious that we would go to university and have a good job and be independent as a woman i was. I never considered that. I would count of on the income of husband it. I was going to be feared us. Fiercely independent and i think this was my only connection to money because you know you study. You have a good job and you have money but this is not the purpose. The first thing is to develop your own personalities through education well first of all. I'm an accidental auto-pay. It was not an objective. I came to being a two year. Because i love design and architecture and i discovered morocco which was america. She's three hours flight. From where i'm from paris lawyer and and i designed to house and then i had to get an income out of it so by default it became a hospitality project. And then to my own. How you say to my own amazement. It became a project where everybody wanted to go
Thousands of Migrants Swim From Morocco to Spanish Enclave of Ceuta
"The Spanish enclave of save ten North Africa on the border with Morocco has received over eight thousand migrants in just forty eight hours well some of the migrants were received with open arms by the forty percent Muslim population is receiving unless someone well come by far right groups he sees the flood of migrants as an invasion one migrants Mohamed Bangoura from Guinea says his situation has not improved since arriving on European soil it is complicated here and no one else comes to help us out in the street days no one is sold every test suffer here at the same time many Moroccan parents all scrambling for news of their children as a thirties confirm over four hundred miners were among more than eight thousand migrants who arrived and saved her from Morocco by scanning a border fence still swimming around it I'm Karen Thomas
Spain and Morocco in Diplomatic Crisis After 8,000 Migrants Enter Spanish Territory
"Inskeep, Spain. Is a European nation, of course, but you look at a map and you see, it's just across the streets of Gibraltar from Africa, and for centuries, Spain has controlled bits of African territory. Including the city We're gonna hear about next. So, Utah is on the Mediterranean shore, and it is attached to Morocco in recent days, almost 8000 migrants, a quarter of them Children have crossed from Morocco and the Spanish government has sent troops in response will discuss this with Associated Press reporter Or it's Potter, who is in Madrid. Welcome to the program. Thank you very much. Good morning. I guess looking at the map. I can see why migrants would be attracted. There's effectively a land border with Europe. You can walk from Africa into a little bit of Europe. What is happening in that that border in recent days? Well, yeah, felt on doll so the nearby Milica, which is also Spanish territory have always bean flash point for migrants trying to enter European soil. There seems to stepping stepping point to the European mainland. But what has happened has been extremely unusual. I mean, every year last year, there were 2000. 200 people more or less who crossed into certain illegal into this to Spanish enclaves in northern Africa. But in a matter of just 48 hours, we suddenly saw 1000 people swimming jumping, able fences. And even paddling on inflatable boats and reaching Celta on. This is extremely unusual. Let's think that this is the population off 85,000 people in this city. Which suddenly is getting 1000 migrants, most of the Moroccans but also from other countries in in Africa, Okay, and you mentioned paddling boats. It's a little peninsula. I guess some people might you get to take a very short water trip to get around to the
"morocco" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Make it stop because it's absolutely perfect. You know you wouldn't take koby stake for example that's that's absolutely perfect and then at catch up to it. Tampering with food perfection. As i have on the world i'm carol hills. This is the world where a co production of gbh boston npr rex. More than forty states and the federal government are now suing to break up facebook. us authorities announced the groundbreaking lawsuits just yesterday. Here's new york. Attorney general letitia james by using its vast troves of data and money facebook has squashed or hindered what the company perceived as potential threats. They've reduced choices for consumers. They stifled innovation and they degraded privacy protections for millions of americans. These lawsuits could be the most dramatic antitrust action in decades. And not just here in the us but worldwide the world's lydia amman alito covers tech for us lydia. What exactly are. Us authorities alleging yes. Oh carol when we talk about facebook we have to remember. We're talking about this. Three headed giant. They own instagram. That's a photo and video sharing app as well as what's app which is a messaging tool facebook. Acquired these companies over the last decade. And now they've grown to become some of the most popular platforms all over the world all together. They have an estimated three billion users worldwide and federal and state officials in the. Us say that's just too big and that in the process it's abused its power to crush smaller competitors and through these lawsuits. They want to break up the company. They want to force facebook to sell off. What's up and instagram. This isn't the first time the government has gone after big tech. is it. yeah this is actually the second major antitrust action the. Us has taken in october. The department of justice the doj and several states sued google and the accusation. There was that. Google has an illegal monopoly over internet search and online advertising. So the experts say that taken together. These are the most significant anti-trust cases in decades worldwide. Not just in the us liberty as you know. Europe is typically seen as a leader on this issue. How are they viewing. What's going on in the us. Yeah i spoke about this. With thomas vigna. He's a lawyer in brussels. Who's been involved with several high-profile anti-trust cases against tech companies in the us and europe. And he said that. What's ironic here. Is that for several decades now. Some in the us especially on the republican side have been complaining about europe going after these american tech icons and now we have the us government taking four more aggressive approach than churkin's of ever taken and vanessa. That people in his circles in europe are really surprised about this. That many people didn't expect the us to go after companies so aggressively and he said there's also some envy so even though european authorities technically and legally would have the power to go after facebook and other companies to try and break them up. He said they would never actually do that for political reasons. Remind us what have european authorities done on antitrust. So the way they've gone after these companies is through finds just to give you an example. Google alone has gotten more than nine billion dollars in antitrust fines since two thousand seventeen. And that amount to you and me carol might seem huge. But for these tech giants. This is just the cost of doing business and there's agreement that these fines however big they might be. Don't actually change the way these companies behave whereas trying to break up companies like facebook which is what the us is doing. Could actually change some behaviors. Does this mean that. The us is now ahead of europe when it comes to antitrust enforcement yes and no so most people would agree that what the us is doing right now with these lawsuits that it's far more aggressive than what european antitrust enforcers have done But where the us seems to be lagging behind is on serious legislation on antitrust. So right now. Europe is in the process of hauling. Its antitrust rules. The european commission is going to unveil a whole new framework on antitrust on tuesday next week and people like vigna the lawyer in brussels they say that europe will be leaping ahead of the us in that front and really leaping ahead of the rest of the world. How is facebook responding to all this in general face because argued that it doesn't have the kind of market dominance that its critics claim. It has facebook. Ceo mark zuckerberg actually made this point that a congressional hearing on antitrust over the summer here he is. The fastest growing ads. platform is amazon. The largest platform is google and for every dollar spent on advertising in the us less than ten cents and he went on to mention other companies now in terms of the lawsuits this week. Facebook says that disagrees with the government's allegations and that it plans to fight this in court. The world's lydia amount alito. Thanks a lot. You're welcome carole. A few weeks ago oregon voters made a bold move. They voted to make their state. The first to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs substances like heroin meth or cocaine. A big step here in the us but oregon is actually pulling directly from the playbook. Another country portugal. The question though can portugal's experience translate the pacific northwest. The world's alana gordon brings us a story from portugal's capital lisbon the overgrown area office i wrote in the north seems abandoned at i. It's not right before the pandemic hit. I join our each from the nonprofit. Chris share that includes nash marino. A nurse and drowsy san appear as they spend their days stopping by different spots in lisbon. Where people may use drugs whether that's here under neath subway terminals to offer supplies like clean needles and health resources. They're part of the collection of services meant to support people who use drugs. You send says the goal isn't a force anyone into treatment but amino known phone. Soon when mccain move over regan. I i think it works.
"morocco" Discussed on PRI's The World
"We have come here to let you know that change is coming whether you like it or not can turn this. You have no option. The only option you have is what we do now and in the next few year would profoundly affect the next few thousand years. I'm joined by denmark's climate minister. Dan jorgensen dan. What's the significance of this decision. Well it's it's a very big decision for us and then locked for decades. We've made a lot of money on oil and gas and it's been an important part of the funding off our welfare state. But we feel that we need to take this decision because climate change is here and we need to do whatever we can to fight it and forced to occupy with a credible voice that we actually lead us in the fight against climate. Change that we needed to take the decision. Now your energy ministry estimates this could cost denmark. Two billion dollars in lost revenue. How do you intend to close that revenue gap. Yeah we need a new strategy now full. How will we make a living in the future. Fortunately we already underway. We are in a situation. How renewables especially when the north shore wind is already a much bigger sexier than the oil sector so we plan to keep expanding our renewable sachse. We have planned to really ambitiously. Grow our offshore wind for instance. Shall we hope to make up. Not only for the nas revenue but also to create the jobs that will be lost in the oil sector. Have you received any pushback for this decision to stop issuing new leases and and oil production. It's obvious that not all companies in the oil sector guests sector. Were were happy about this. Obviously there's also been political forces saying that as long as there's oil down there we should put it off the ground and make money on it but all in all. I'm happy to say that. We have broad support for this. And i think one of the reasons for that is that we are doing this in adjust way. I want us to be just transition. Meaning that we really focus on creating jobs for the people that lose two jobs before was on having a plan for economic development that makes this also economically viable solution. There's around four thousand people who are employed by denmark's oil and gas sector. How do you make up for that many jobs. Do the current plans cover that or are you still sort of behind in terms of figuring out how to reemploy these people. It's a great question because very often in into debate about green transformation in general in in in europe people forget that okay. Yes as a whole The green transformation wound will give you flip more jobs than than you'll lose bought. It's very important for us that we find the right jobs for the people that were loose that the job festival is not something that we're going to do from one day to the next second important point is that we allocate funding to training a worker from somebody who works in offshore oil to offshore wind for instance the investments that we talked about earlier that we've made and we'll be making an offshore wind fried the mentioned twenty-fifty And of course. That's the date you're going to end oil production greenpeace-denmark is applauding this. Move and they're saying this is climate leadership looks like but you're also allowing three more decades of oil drilling of the current leases and production. That's going on to continue in the north sea and that's something that youth climate activists credit tune. Berg has criticized on twitter. How do you respond to activists who say thirty. Years is too slow for a phase out if we were to stop oil production tomorrow. For instance as some activists have argued that we should it would fundamentally change our society we would no longer be able to fund our welfare state hospitals schools roads education system. On of these things would have to go through sa- via savings so that in my opinion wouldn't really make us a front one. I don't think many countries would then look at us and say listen that's That's a very good example. Let's follow that. I think it's important to be Ambitious and i think also that the reason why we choose to do this as as the first major oil producing country and that is that we want to and hope to inspire others. But if you want to hope to inspire us then you also need to make rational decisions and you also need to think about it people in wolf for us. A just transition is keyword a key term. It's important to find a balance. And i think we've found that that balance a decision that we have made that's interesting so you're really paying attention to also kind of social issues and political issues of how population will respond and adapt to these changes. I think one of the biggest threats and obstacles to watch The green transformation that we need is if there's no public support if we see too many problems where we don't take into consideration the needs and opinions of the population both when installing renewable energy but also when making the transformation for one type of entity to the next that might make people lose jobs if we don't take that problem seriously and tackled in a way that that makes sure that weekend maintain and a society with a lot of equity and with no inequality. Dan laughing we risk losing the support that we need dan. Jurgensen is the climate minister of denmark. Thanks a lot for speaking with us thank you. We reported yesterday on a growing number of countries that are announcing they'll stop contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by mid century. Another country just added itself to that list brazil this week it said it would do its part by twenty sixty the un that it would not strengthen its goal for cutting carbon emissions in the near term by the end of the decade experts. Say those short term goals are necessary to lend credibility to long-term promises. Kristen pourri from the nonprofit amazon watch calls the target unambitious. The announcement amounts to a baby step and one from a government that has proven itself willing to sacrifice the amazon. It's people's for quick profit including the prophet of illicit actors. Illegal loggers illegal miners and landgrabbers. Brazilian president jair bolsonaro has pushed for more development in the amazon deforestation there. This year reached its highest level in more than decade executive secretary of the climate observatory in brazil. Masilo strini says. The government's plan is a shame. Was yours lead. Their of these champion the past and now we are in the side of the problem on the side of the problem. Brazil's communication to the un also suggested that its target for twenty sixty would be contingent on international funding while a coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon of us are still a ways off from getting our shot in the arm. Masks and social distancing remained critical. So what's next in reopening schools and workplaces as part of our regular series of live discussions on the pandemic. Join us tomorrow at twelve pm. Eastern for conversation with harvard healthy buildings expert joe allen. That's friday noon eastern at.
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"Technology against the interests of the united states the uae has provided weapons. Some of them us made to militias in yemen and libya. That are fighting forces supported by the us. Now the twenty. Three billion dollar sale of jets and drones can go through but the first fighter planes will not be delivered to the uae immediately poland purchase. Thirty two f. Thirty five's in january. But it's not expected to receive its first delivery of planes until twenty twenty four. A lot of money is spent on weapons in the middle east not nearly as much on humanitarian aid today. The head of the world food program. David beasley singled out one country that desperately needs international support to feed its people. Yemen is a disaster. We are supporting about thirteen million people as we speak about eight point. Nine million of them or getting half rations. The impact can be seen in clinics across yemen that specialize in treating malnutrition in young children. Aida l. sadique is a medical doctor and assistant professor at the university of aden in southern yemen and she joins us from aden dr sadiya for many years. Iran the child program at the sadaqa hospital in aden that treats children with malnutrition. How does malnutrition occur in children. And why does it happen. Managed either primary maturation due to lack of food which is in moscow when my country or it could be secondary to underlying in is a documentary about malnutrition in yemen. Has just come out. It's called hunker. Ward and part of the film was shot at sadaqa hospital in aden in the nutrition clinic where you were working. You're in the film and here's a scene from it. Giving go back back. We see an infant hospital bed. She's unconscious your they're giving her compressions and you call out for breathing pump. It's very tense. Can you talk us through that moment. What do you remember from that day. It was a very sad experience for me. Because i walk is the to To set of to help people to survive to resuscitate people are not do To be lost. It's very painful for me really I cried at that time because stood helpless. I feel i can't do anything for for this life. That's why it's i saw the movie. It was very sad for me makes me remembering something. I went through which was really bad. The infant The infant died What happened to the infant. Yes instant die because families here because of ignorance. They put their babies lately. What happened is i saw was to that. Infant was that a breathing pump was was put in the infants and i think relative of the infant then tried to feed the boy. She cried at that time she she started to blame. Searle the but this is the case all the time. It was very sad. You're your work. You're working in that clinic. It goes on even as war. Continues in parts of yemen and economic troubles caused millions of yemenis to live with hunger. I wanna ask you. How much has this. War affected the number and severity of malnutrition cases. Yes i did. The studies money studies the the last one under nutrition management outcome before and after two thousand fifteen hundred crisis. It should that before two thousand fifteen hundred crisis. It was some a twenty three hundred or something like this the severe acute malnutrition the number doubled. This is accepted dizzy consequences of award. So it's become acceptable that this has gone on doctor also league. What would you like a americans to understand about how serious the problem of malnutrition is in yemen. Among children american people or america administrate american administration biden administration. Both people we need your voice to to to speak to trio administration to hit us not to support this war against germany's otherwise you'll see yemen. Without yemenis is heartbreaking painful. Aida al saddiq is a medical doctor and assistant professor at the university of aden in southern yemen. She was telling us about the problem of malnutrition in yemeni children. The subject of a new film called hunger ward. Dr al sadah. Thanks for speaking with us. Thanks shukran you're listening to the world. I'm carol hills. You're listening to the world. The eu's biggest oil producer has decided to call it quits. The danish parliament voted this month to stop issuing new leases and end oil production by twenty fifty. That will make denmark the first major oil producing country in the world to decide to phase out production or digging into their plan. Today on.
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"I'm carol hills. And this is the world a lot of big news surrounding the middle east. Today we start off with a diplomatic breakthrough israel. Morocco have agreed to normalize relations. President trump announced the news today on twitter. He called it a massive breakthrough for peace in the middle east. Many would call an overstatement still. This is the fourth arab majority country to agree to normalize relations with israel in the past four months. As part of the deal the trump administration is reversing a long standing. Us policy by recognizing morocco's claims over the disputed western sahara region. Summit arizona is a phd candidate at the university of california davis writing about morocco. Since nineteen seventy five both democratic and republican administrations have not taking this step. The trump administration clearly has taken advantage of the last few months of. It's lame duck presidency to to really break from the past and put the biden administration difficult position ours. Zukis says it would be tough for. President elect biden to reverse the decision on the disputed area of the western sahara because that could sink the entire agreements israel. Morocco have maintained lower level diplomatic relations for many years. Still the israeli prime minister and king of morocco both heralded today's agreement. Benjamin netanyahu said this will be very warm peace king mohammed thanked president trump and he mentioned the special ties between the jewish community of moroccan origin and israel also today in the middle east a major development in lebanon prime minister hassan diab and three other government ministers have been charged with negligence leading to the explosion that rocked the port of beirut. This summer the blast killed more than two hundred people and left. Thousands injured joining me now to discuss. Today's developments is kareem chah-i-ab. He's a beirut based journalist and nonresident fellow at the therere institute for middle east policy. I asked him the significance of the charges brought by the prosecutor investigating the blast so there are several key points about why what happened. Today was extremely significant in the investigation. First of all This is the first instance of where ministers and ex-ministers were charged and will be interrogated as accused. We've had a handful of interviews and investigations of ministers and foreign ministers made. It's the blast. But there were all done capacity. Isn't i witness another big development of course is the fact that prime minister hasan was among those charged. This is a significant development. I don't think we've ever seen before. And what's interesting. Is hassan diab. He resigned after the blast. But he's acting as a caretaker prime minister so does that mean. He's basically still prime minister. A caretaker government is basically just like any other government but on neutral gear. They just keep things going as wild. Lawmakers tried to establish a new government so we haven't had a full-fledged government in four months since has the resigned after the last august. We have an incoming prime minister right now but there are still negotiations so technically a job is still in the ground sarai and the ministers are still there but just keep things going neutral gear. What's been the reaction thus far to today's news in lebanon to the fact that these charges have been brought. There isn't a lot of skepticism. In general about the investigation. You know lebanon's this year is not independent. Neither bylaw neither in practice. So there's a lot of skepticism a whether it's from citizens affected or folks weren't about how effective this investigation will really be at the same time. People were definitely surprised that the prime minister was charged summoned. But there's lots of questions about other. Senior officials will have not been charged. Jets for example. President michel admitted to the press that he was aware of the the monja nitrate any the judiciary the officials to do what they have to do. Prior to the blast there were a handful of ex-prime ministers proceeding hassan. Diab the five or so years of the ammonium nitrate was just lingering in the port. They weren't summoned either. So some people do think that hassan diab might actually be scapegoated but there's also skeptcism round the entire investigation in general. I think it's you think. Today's charges are the first step in tackling the political and economic corruption in lebanon. I don't necessarily think so to be quite honest with you. I think the ammonium nitrate case is an example of the various nefarious practices. That take place the mismanagement that negligence and the corruption of course but corruption and illicit profiteering oral and all sorts of bad comic practices. Come in all shapes and sizes through all sorts of a ministries and state institutions. and otherwise. we're talk about decades and decades of these very dangerous practices which led to our economic crisis which has led to the extreme deterioration however if the investigation is really independent and if it's really thorough and it really wants to get to the bottom of this. The ports is a big example of financial mismanagement and corruption in lebanon so the investigation is a huge opportunity to further. Understand this but of course give the on dependent given the power structures of the company. It's quite questionable. To what extent will be able to uncover it in our current framework kareem. Chah-i-ab is a beirut based journalist and nonresident fellow at the therere institute for middle east policy. Thanks a lot. Thank you for offering me and one more story. We're following in the mideast right now the. Us state department is on course to green light of big weapons sale there. The united arab emirates wants to buy a fleet of advanced stealth fighter jets and weaponized drones. An effort to stop the sale failed to win enough votes in the. Us senate yesterday. The weapons deal is seen as part of a quid pro quo. The uae get state of the art american firepower in exchange for its recognition of the state of israel that budding new relationship between the gulf kingdom and the jewish state is in the abraham accords brokered by the trump administration back in august republican senator roy blunt of missouri made the case for the weapons sale earlier. This month we have increasingly worked closely with the u. a on defense issues On the ground together in the air together in at least six. Different extended deployments the. Ua has been there. If the deal goes through the uae would be making an exponential leap forward in terms of military. Might the f. Thirty five is america's newest fighter jet it's built by lockheed martin in places across the us including missouri it's flown by the us military and some of its allies but up to now the only middle eastern country that had f thirty five was israel under us law. All american weapons sales in the middle east have to pass a litmus test they cannot undermine israel's qualitative military edge over its arab neighbors in a flurry of negotiations. This year israel dropped its objections to the sale of jets to the uae. The last step was to overcome objections in congress. This is the first time that we would sell these. Incredibly lethal incredibly complicated technologies into the heart of the middle east democratic senator. Chris murphy of connecticut is one of the lawmakers who supported legislation to block this weapons deal murphy says he agrees the uae is an important partner for as many places as we cooperate with e there are many points of division and those points division often involve the use of us military technology against the interests of the united states the uae has provided weapons. Some of them us made to militias in yemen and libya..
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"Mark Hackel says Morocco was the source of complaints from contractors for some time this indictment doesn't surprise a lot of people here in this county myself especially being the sheriff I recognize your concerns by some of the contractors developers about the pressures being put on by our former public works commissioner anything Morocco end up being the county executive when I took that over what was he gonna do with concerns and complaints about what's going on in this office the former number two official in the Macomb county public works department was scheduled to plead guilty to public corruption charges today but that's been delayed till tomorrow Dino Bucci will appear in federal court on Thursday afternoon Michigan now counting five thousand three hundred and thirty four deaths and fifty five thousand six hundred and eight cases of coronavirus a small town river business getting back on its feet after the covert virus shut down in April and may down river pool service did not have a single job due to the corona virus shut down Monna Schoenfeld is the office manager you know like a lot of hello coping right thank god like remodels refinishing make them look better and make them look nicer and that was put to a complete stop and then having to have the you know limited workers where I'm able to get many jobs okay in a two month period Michelin Hines said at a minimum they lost five or six jobs valued at about ten thousand dollars each can wriggle ski W. J. R. news Michigan State University planning to bring students back to campus for the fall twenty twenty semester president Samuel Stanley making the announcement to via a letter to faculty staff and students the mayor of Minneapolis calling for criminal charges to be filed against the white police officer seen on a video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man during an arrest even after the man said he couldn't breathe Minnesota governor Tim walls says he supports peaceful protests in the city in the state federal authorities he said continue to investigate George Floyd's death I know our communities are hurting especially our black community and you want to see action to seek justice and take steps to prevent this senseless tragedy from happening to anyone else I was glad to see the Minnesota by the Minneapolis police department took quick action and remove the officers involved from their positions but this is not the end of the story as we seek justice for George white new guidelines are out from the centers for disease control and prevention correspondent Mandy Gaither takes a look whether you take public transit or go by car the CDC says there are ways to lower your risk of coronavirus infection first be aware of frequently touched surfaces from kiosks to touch screens ticket machines to turn styled limit touching anything that a lot of people have had their hands on if you must touch these surfaces wash your hands for twenty seconds with soap.
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"And from Morocco we have is a forty five year old man he lives half his life in Morocco half in New York he's married his wife and child live in Morocco a year ago he had a seizure in New York use vice have surgery went home to Morocco to be by his wife and child he then has come back and he's got always follow up one of the biggest hospitals in New York so famous well they're getting an MRI is of the MRI showing progression of this brain cancer and he has the documents but the doctors of this big hospital offered him no options no treatment no options so what did we do we sat down got the history exam of the patient got the scans reviewed the scans and this is what we do we treat patients with brain tumors brain cancers he has a cleo model this is the kind of work we do we're able to target the tumor without hurting the healthy brain in general we have high success rates in controlling the tumor where we attack were the first to New York with brain radiosurgery when all the other hospitals and facilities and doctors but standard treatment for brain tumors and brain cancers is okay one doctor saw that pin point precise treatment was more appealing often more effective less side effects with no cutting no bleeding no pins of the head and was picked up by the dentist who comes to us of sixty one with gastric cancer had three years of chemo which never worked and our as a fistula in his stomach is a mass the stomach with the error in it from the cancer and from their treatment in three years of chemo which still are worth the cancer Kaplan progressing and he got more and more chemo the chemo didn't work and then they got more and more came of the people that are working got more more father the game from standard type radiation and resulted in and says to hole between the cancer and the stomach so he came to me wanting a fresh second opinion this is the work that we do we treat people was gastric cancer stomach cancers even if it's traveled elsewhere this man a stage four cancer our success rate in treating gastric cancers is about ninety percent where we aim to being with us in the stomach or the lymph nodes or the liver this is the work that we do every day this why were the first in America with stereotactic body radiosurgery I would have a sixty nine year old woman who has breast cancer with distortion of the breast of ten centimeter mass with cancer travel to the bones wishing only our treatment we try this mass in the breast which to store the breast of eight through the net Paul Richard the breast cancer Richard the cancer of the bone and now she is in remission she tried concoctions and vitamins for a long period of time they do and to work she refused chemo she refused surgery and really surgery would've helped her very much she received our focus beam radiation for advanced cancer of the breast and in the spine and is now in remission fully functional doing well happy about treatment but I'm such a leader men we have lots of information to send you you can call us at two one two choices that our day or night you can come into our office our phone number to get information or make an appointment is two one two choices two one two two four six forty two thirty seven.
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"By play Morocco guide Dave Logan at chess see what he thinks about all hold it has been going on especially the buffalo game that's coming up next but first traffic every ten minutes on KO eight but the plane flight home was pretty quiet last night a we've got ourselves a pretty crowded drive westbound I. seventy six heavy for commerce city and all the I. twenty five to seventy load up in both directions that I seventy Dr getting real busy now between I twenty five in two to five pretty much loaded up in both directions if you're traveling on I. seventy heading out to the airport Pena Boulevard looks good so far it is busy at the airport this one southbound I. twenty five through downtown you've got the real heavy drive from I seventy down to six to have you and then that drive in the Texans start to load up now southbound is on a twenty five a battle in the sun and each other from right around Santa Fe south bound to do five heavy from I love this one a lot of traffic in the Littleton area on that drive on on Santa Fe southbound is real heavy as you make your way down from bowls down past Hudson gardens and then down toward mineral on north found is heavy in through Littleton and then as you make your way through the Inglewood area and the Santa Fe opera that's been standard this report is sponsored by credit karma get your truly free credit scores from credit karma monitoring and free credit monitoring from credit karma today download the credit karma app credit karma here's to progress next update ten minutes on KO eight fifty a a ninety four one FM Hey mark where your cargo I sold it onto a police dot com it's the only way to get your Carly swap police with simple.