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Ship carrying grain from Ukraine arrives in Istanbul
"The captain of the first grain ship to arrive out of Ukraine under an international agreement spoke to reporters at the dock in turkey Ahmet Eugene Ali Baylor is the man at the helm of the polar net of Turkish flagship that em loaded cargo at the Ukrainian port of chana Moors before the Russian invasion in February He says this sad incident happened war broke out in the port was under blockade by the Ukrainian military They were finally able to leave on Friday forming a convoy with two other ships in a harbor guide near Odessa then followed a predetermined 17 leg route through dangerous corridors that had been cleared and deemed The latitudes longitudes and positions were provided by the joint coordination center They arrived at the Turkish port of Dorinda today with the 12,000 ton load of grain The first of a dozen ships authorized to sail under the deal between Ukraine and Russia brokered by turkey and the United Nations I'm Jennifer King
3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal
"A UN bet deal to export Ukrainian grain that's been trapped by Russia's invasion seems to be working three more ships with grain have left ports and Ukraine and are headed to turkey for inspection The ships are loaded with more than 58,000 tons of corn Ukraine is one of the world's main breadbaskets and the trapped green has helped create a sharp rise in food prices and has been raising fears of a global hunger crisis the first shipment of grain since the war in Ukraine left the country earlier this week the shipments are still just a fraction of the 20 million tons of grain Ukraine says are trapped in the country's silos and ports I'm dawn of water
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First ship carrying Ukrainian grain since Russia invaded leaves Odesa
"The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain has set off from the port of Odessa The departure of the Sierra Leone flagged cargo ship the rizzoni laden with corn is expected to finally allow large stores of Ukrainian crops to reach foreign markets and ease a growing hunger crisis Russia and Ukraine have signed separate agreements with turkey and the UN clearing the way for Ukraine one of the world's key bread baskets to
Zelenskyy visits port to see ship loaded with grain
"President volodymyr zelensky has visited one of Ukraine's main black seaports Odessa A week after a deal was struck with Russia turkey and the UN to create safe corridors for ships to export grains that have been trapped in the country Zelensky's visit comes as workers are preparing terminals for grain exports which are relied on by millions of people worldwide facing hunger Zielinski told reporters the export of grain will begin with the departure of several ships that were loaded but could not depart reports after the Russian invasion Zelensky says our side is fully prepared We sent all the signals to our partners The UN and turkey and our military is guaranteeing the security situation The complexities of the grains agreement and concerns about the safety of shipping crews has set the deal off to a slow cautious start I'm Charles De Ledesma
Samsung fined $9.8M for misleading Australian phone ads
"An Australian judge has ordered Samsung to pay $9.8 million in penalties for misleading advertising over how water resistant some models of smartphones are Justice Brendan Murphy has given South Korea based Samsung's Australian subsidiary 30 days to pay the fines the corporation has admitted to making false and misleading claims in advertisements between 2016 and 2018 about the water resistance of 7 models of galaxy smartphones The misleading ads had promoted the phone's water resistance and suitability for use in swimming pools and sea water but the charging ports could be damaged and stopped working if the phones were recharged while the ports were still wet I'm Charles De Ledesma
The Top 10 Cities With Emerging Housing Markets
"The number one city for emerging housing markets yesterday. Elkhart goshen in Indiana. Number two, Burlington, North Carolina. Number three, Johnson City, Tennessee, number four. Fort Wayne Indiana, Indiana doing very well in this study. Number 5, billings Montana. It comes with a snow shovel from Andrew and Todd when you buy a house there. Raleigh, North Carolina kind of makes sense to me. That's number 6. Rapid City South Dakota is number 7. It felt a little bit in the rankings every year, but still that people are moving to Rapid City because it's affordable. North, port, Sarasota, Bradenton, Florida, is an 8th place. Again, we're talking about low cost states, low tax states. Number 9 to pick up Kansas. To pick a Kansas and rounding out the top ten improbably the salia Porterville. Dwayne is looking at me like, this hell yeah, Porterville? Yeah. You ever been to Visalia? I'm not sure that that would be my recommendation to anyone moving out of favor. For about 5 minutes.
Ukraine Struggles Because They're Not Allowed to Attack Russian Bases
"But my advice to the Taiwanese military the Taiwanese president at Taiwanese people has gone the offensive Hit Beijing They won't expect it Hit there ports Do the best you can I know your air force is relatively small by comparison By comparison nonetheless it can't just be an island nation and accept an invasion by air C and eventually troops Your nation of less than 30 million people that's a country 1.4 billion people One of the reasons Ukraine is having so much difficulty in my view is not only have they been denied the kind of long-range missiles An artillery that had been used against them But they've been told not to hit Russia I'm not talking about Moscow I'm talking about Russian military forces relatively close to the border on the Russian side of the border That is nuts
Ukraine to move forward on grain export from Odesa
"Ukraine's still preparing vessels to begin exporting grains from the guest support despite coming under Russian bombardment over the weekend The Odessa regional administration sir hi Bratton says we're discussing the formation of caravans of ships that will carry out the tasks and agreements reached and signed by Ukraine turkey and the United Nations Several Russian missiles struck the port of edessa on Saturday just hours after separate agreements on grain exports were concluded Russia said it had targeted a military vessel with the U.S. supplied harpoon missiles but Ukraine has contradicted this saying a grain depot was struck leading to an injury I'm Charles De
Russia hits Ukraine's Black Sea port despite grain deal
"President volodymyr zelensky has offered a comment on the recent strike on Odessa as he met with a delegation of congressmen Russian missiles hit the black seaport just hours after Moscow and Kyiv signed deals to allow grain exports to resume from there The Ukrainian foreign ministry denouncing the strike as a spit in the face of turkey and the UN Zelensky meeting with the group headed by Adam Smith refers to the grain deal saying and not even 24 hours at past before these grain terminals the territory of edessa and the port were struck The Ukrainian military's southern command says two Russian caliber cruise missiles hit the port's infrastructure and Ukrainian air defenses had brought down two others I'm Charles De
UK blames France as travelers face hours-long port delays
"Britain's heading off on holiday by ferry faced long waits at the port of Dover with authorities blaming French officials for the chaos Though the staff say a lack of French border officials is leading to weights of up to 6 hours for border checks at the English Channel port with cues of tourists and freight traffic snarling roads for miles around millions of people in Britain are trying to get vacations this weekend the start of the summer holidays for most schools and face the threat of disruption by road sea rail and air since Britain left the EU in 2020 travelers faced stricter border checks when traveling to the continent on
Russia strikes south Ukraine city, presses attacks in east
"Russian missiles have struck the southern Ukrainian city of as Moscow continues efforts to push for more control of the east the attack hit industrial facilities and a key shipbuilding center in the estuary of the southern bug river nicolae has faced regular Russian missile strikes in recent weeks as the Russians have sought to soften Ukrainian defenses At the beginning of the war Ukrainian forces managed to fend off Russian attempts to capture Mikhail iv which sits between Russian occupied Crimea and the Ukrainian port of Odessa the Russian military has said it aims to cut off Ukraine's entire Black Sea coast all the way to the Romanian border if successful Ukraine's economy would be dealt a crushing blow I'm Karen Chammas
China trade surplus surges to record as exports accelerate
"China's exports are roaring back after pandemic shutdowns China's monthly exports rose 17.9% from one year ago to $331.2 billion while their trade surplus hit a record of 97.9 billion in June Exports to the United States surged 19.3% Antivirus controls that shut down the port city of Shanghai were lifted and shippers moved out of backwood of cargo imports of cut rate Russian oil and gas or up 56% of China's imports are up only 1% overall from last year reflecting a government effort to reduce debt that has hit the construction industry there and a global economy still weakened by the pandemic Forecasters have cut estimates for China's economic growth to as low as 2% this year in a report from capital economics analyst Julian Evans Pritchard says exports rebounded strongly as shipping bottlenecks eased but we think this may be the last hurrah for China's pandemic export boom before shipments dropped back down on cooling demand I'm Jennifer King
Dozens dead, injured in Haiti's capital in gang clashes
"Dozens of people have died in four days of gang battles in a violent neighborhood of Haiti's capital the latest eruption of bloodshed in a wave of increasing violence sweeping the country A port of prince official says the fighting erupted on Friday in a clash between members of two rival gangs though at least 50 people had died a more than another 50 wounded the aid group Doctors Without Borders says thousands of people are now trapped in the solar neighborhood without drinking water food and medical care is calling on other humanitarian groups for help and urging the gangs to spare civilians the group's head of mission in Haiti says along the only road into the area we encountered corpses that are decomposing or being burned I'm Charles De la
Greg Abbott Orders Texas State Police to Return Migrants to Border
"I love your show and never miss it. Thank you. I've heard you be critical of Texas for their PR stunt of busing illegals to Washington D.C. it seems that they are starting to listen. Texas is now authorizing its own state level law enforcement to immediately remove all illegal crossers and put them at the port of entry in Texas. Do you believe this is the right move? Or do you want them to do even more? Becky from Fredericksburg, Texas, first of all, I love Fredericksburg, Texas. It's great, and that is what is happening. Governor Greg Abbott empower state authorities to return migrants to border crossings, breaking in just the last day. Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday cleared state authorities to return migrants. They apprehended the border, setting up a potential clash of the federal government over the authority to enforce immigration law. Thank you. That's what we've been calling for on the show for quite some time. We're not taking credit for it. We've been one among several voices, but not enough, Tucker, Bannon and others. Immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility to the Texas tribune rights. Abbott appears to be testing the limits of state authority by empowering state law enforcement National Guard troops under state deployment to bring migrants to port of entry, stopping short of using state resources to expel migrants from the country as immigration hawks have increasingly called for in recent months. I call for that, obviously, we should be sending the illegals the lawbreakers, the vigilantes, the line cutters, and the criminals, because those are all descriptions of the people that break illegally into the country and send them back to where they came from. Now look, I want to say something about, you know, some of the illegals that are here. You know, some people say, well, Charlie, a lot of the illegals are here and they just want a better life. And I've always found a difficulty with this argument because imagine knowing you're breaking the law and staying there. I don't have a soft spot for those people. Now, for some of the children, I might have a soft spot like the DACA kids, I don't support Amnesty by any means whatsoever I support removal, but I'm just talking about from a tonal perspective to there's people that say, well, Charlie, come on. These people want a better life. Yeah, a lot of people want a better life. But you're breaking the law every day that you are here.
Texas governor authorizes state to return migrants to border
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the Texas governor authorizes the state to return to migrants to the border Texas governor Greg Abbott stepped up his efforts to stem the flow of migrants Thursday authorizing state troopers at National Guard members to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S. Mexico border Abbott stopped short of authorizing the transport of migrants across ports of entry into Mexico but his order is an untested expansion of powers for the National Guard and state police The federal government not states as responsibility for enforcement of immigration laws Abbott blames the Biden administration for the rise in migrant crossings On the Texas border U.S. authorities stopped 523,000 migrant crossings between January and May up from 417,000 over the same span a year ago I'm Mike Gracia
Rep. Andy Biggs: Texas Is Right to Determine Illegals as Invaders
"Congressman, what are your thoughts on how the lieutenant governor in Texas wants to handle the problem? Well, I think he's a 100% right. It's an emergency situation and it's an invasion. Constitution is pretty clear that the states have the right to when they're in imminent danger to act when the federal government won't and we are in a danger. And the federal government won't act. I mean, you've got human traffickers, drugs, smugglers, you've got cartels that control the border. You've got the inhumanity that's going on. And the flood of people coming across and people say, if they're saying it's racist, if people criticize its racist, then I would say they're racist because what's happening is you've got people from over a 150 different nations. There's nothing racist or xenophobic about it, what it is is trying to protect your border and Todd, we have to take action and start pushing people back or at least to the ports of entry. These people are coming through the ports of entry. They are invading the way marauders and smugglers do.
DeGrom K's five of six batters in first rehab start
"Fanning 5 of his 6 hitters during a rehab started class a port saint Lucy The only batter who didn't strike out against de Grom was hit by a pitch but he was otherwise overpowering in his first rehab appearance and suffering a shoulder injury during spring training Degrom is looking to get on a major league mound for the first time since last July The mets are hoping to have him back before the all star break Degrom recorded a ridiculous one O 8 ERA in 15 starts last year missing most of the season with forearm tightness in a sprained elbow I'm Dave
"port " Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Head like you're going to go to Los Angeles, but as you know, the port of Los Angeles is backed up. So I got to find an alternative port to go. Turn it around. So go south. And you know where the Panama Canal is. Hello, you're going to take that. Once you get through that, you're going to head up the east coast, but don't stop, go past Miami, past Savannah, past Baltimore, go even past Boston until you get to Nova Scotia. All right, all the way to Canada, yep. Okay, so then hang a left there. You see that little waterway, the saint Lawrence seaway, which heads to Montreal. You're gonna take that. Okay. We're getting into some pretty narrow territory. Keep going past Montreal. You're gonna come into Lake Ontario. You're gonna see Toronto, hey Toronto, you know, Niagara Falls. I know of it. You're not gonna go over Niagara Falls. You can't actually go up it. Right. Instead, there's another canal. Yeah, I would imagine so. So then take your boat into Lake Erie. And here I should tell you this journey, this long journey is the journey of the happy rover. It's a container ship that I found out about. It took this trip back in November. All right, so not your typical journey, and you're saying that the heavy rover took this journey to avoid the mayhem at the West Coast ports. Exactly. And I was there on the shores of Lake Erie, waiting for the happy rover with a guy named Klaus Sorenson. He works for a shipping company called split hof. Is this outside here? Yep, that's her. That's her. Yep. Today on the show, Cleveland darks, how the journey of the heavy rover shows how the Great Lakes could act as a relief valve for the next global shipping crisis. Seagulls are excited. This message comes from a PR sponsor fundrise, a platform that makes investing in high end real estate easy. You tell fundrise you're investing goals and fundrise puts your money into the real estate deals that are right for you. Sign up for free at fundrise dot com slash NPR. We are standing in Cleveland, Cleveland in November, which is freezing and I am standing out on the dock in the wind. Right downtown, this is right next to where the browns play, not far from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is the port of Cleveland. I'm standing there with cloud Sorensen, and the happy rover is finally pulling in. It's backing into the dock. On the deck of the ship are these maroon shipping containers that they have to unload. You got one. Only took them 40 days. So Darien standing right next to it, I have to say this ship the happy rover looks plenty huge to me. It's like bigger than football field. Okay. But still compared to one of those huge ocean container ships, it's like nothing. And the reason it's so small is because it's got to go through all those canals and the Great Lakes. These canals were built before the wave of containerization took off in the 1960s. I putting things into containers and standardizing them with these big metal boxes. When you did that, products could be loaded and unloaded more quickly at the ports and ships could be built to carry more and more containers. So, all around the world container ships were getting bigger and bigger, but the canals and the Great Lakes, they were the same size. So even though the Great Lakes does a lot of shipping, the idea of containerization of the standardized containers with their massive economies of scale, that just skipped over the Great Lakes. Until now, Klaus says. Rates are low. Makes no sense. If rates are high, then you can find a way for it to make sense. Rates are high right now because of the backlog and the bottlenecks and what have you, especially in the West Coast. And so with that extra financial incentive, you get the journey of the happy rover ship all the way from Shanghai to Cleveland. But even that journey was a long time in the making for the port of Cleveland and for Klaus bleet hof. They basically made a bet on this years ago before anyone knew that there was a crisis coming and shipping because you can't just make a phone call and all of a sudden this port that wasn't taking containers before. Now can take containers. There are regulations. And one of the biggest is that the Department of Homeland Security, they have to be able to scan every single container that comes into the port. And by a scanner, that's not a cheap proposition, talking like hundreds of thousands of dollars. So if you're operating a port and you think, well, I'm not probably going to make that much money off of this container business. Why buy the scanner anyway? Why invest? But Cleveland did. And now other ports in the Great Lakes are following that lead. The great saint Lawrence system isn't underutilized asset. I do think it's capable of being used as a relief bill for these global supply chain pressures. This is David Deluca and she leads the port of Duluth, which is the largest board on the Great Lakes. It's also the farthest inland. It's more than 2000 miles from the ocean. And she says it's mostly raw materials moving through dilutive support right now. Like grain, fertilizer, and the biggest one, iron ore. Depth has those things are really the heart of Great Lakes shipping today, and they will be for a long time to come. But she says there is room for container shipments to grow, so as of this year, Duluth became the second Great Lakes port after Cleveland to be able to accept container shipments. You know, it's always a balance of service and price, correct. And I do think that the cost can work. Okay, so Dustin, just a bit of a reality check. I mean, we're not expecting the Great Lakes shipping routes to replace the ones to LA in Long Beach, shall we? No, okay, fine, fine. Even in the wildest dreams of Great Lakes enthusiasts like myself, these ports could only handle a tiny fraction of what even the east coast ports can. But there's still a real opportunity here, and it's not necessarily for these shipments that would take the long way from China like the happy rover, consider shipments from Europe. This year, Klaus companies, bleet Hoff, had the Great Lakes first dedicated regularly scheduled container ship route, and it ran from Antwerp Belgium to Cleveland. I mean, we're still getting calls today. How are you doing this? How do you get in here? Well, you know. We have to have a geography lesson. Luckily, I had one at the start of the show. Yeah. So get that map back out. Come from Belgium and trace that route. And Cleveland is actually not that much farther than any of the other east coast ports. For man work to Baltimore and work to Cleveland distance is within a hundred miles. People are astounded to hear this fact. So the distance actually very close to being the same. So if things are backed up at those east coast ports, it can actually make more sense to ship to Cleveland. So much so that this year Klaus says they had containers arriving on boats coming into Cleveland that were then loaded up on trucks or trains or whatever, and sent back over land back to the east coast. And next year maybe other Great Lakes ports will join them like Duluth. There is a lot of potential here. There's about a $1 trillion in annual trade between the U.S. and the EU with hundreds of thousands of containers arriving on the Atlantic coast every year. So some of that could go to the Great Lakes for some of the year, right? There is the polar bear in the room, winter. Which I've been skillfully ignoring this whole time, dairy. That's right. So there is a lot of Iceland winter. And the shipping lanes are actually closed every winter for months. Which is I'll admit a minor inconvenience. It might be. But Klaus tells his customers, plan in advance, try to ship more than you think you need early in the season. But yeah, it's an issue. Okay, so not as if Cleveland's going to suddenly disrupt the entire way that global shipping operates. This won't be, say, bigger than Baltimore. Fine, fine. Okay, so sorry to rain on your parade. I'm back off on my Great Lakes enthusiasm just a bit. But look, it could be a big deal for Cleveland. And for Duluth. And for people really anywhere in the middle of the country who want to get their shipments in quicker. So maybe the next time a global supply chain crisis hits, the Great Lakes will be here to relieve some of the pressure. This episode was produced by Brittany cronin with help from Isaac Rodriguez. It was fact checked by Cory bridges, a senior producer to VLA and our editor is cake in canon. The indicator is a production of NPR. What happens when you're pushed to the limit? And what does it take to go further? 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"port " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Something or other. Or maybe, you know, kind of just like make something at a construction paper as a homemade gift. You know, think, you know, real basic at this point. Merry Christmas everyone. Those are my colleagues, Don Lee Chris mcgarry and Margot Roosevelt, this story's ongoing. Please make sure to check out their reporting at LA times dot com. Thank you everyone. Thank you. Thanks. Thanks..
"port " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Hello, I'm going to tell a bee host of a new podcast from Ted called am I normal? Everyone wants to know if they're normal. Is my body normal? Is my brain normal? Are my feelings normal? So each week we'll tackle a question by digging into the numbers, consulting experts, strangers, and even my mom to get the bigger picture. This season, how long does it take to get over a breakup? How many friends do you need? And what on earth is sperm again? Find am I normal wherever you listen? And we're back. We're talking our three panelists, LA times reporters, Don Lee Margot Roosevelt and Chris mcgarry and we're discussing the massive delays at the ports of Long Beach in Los Angeles and how it's affecting the supply chain. Can I ask a banquet question? Yeah. The longshoreman leaders agreed to 24 7, right? Are they going to get the workers, the members who come out on weekends and work the third shift? I mean, is it that easy to do? You just snapped a finger and they'll be coming out and doing all this. So the normal shift for the longshore workers are two 8 hour shifts, but there has always been the option, which is exercised during peak periods. So, you know, usually the holidays to have a third shift, which is a 5 hour shift, which they get paid time and a half for. By the way, they earn a lot of money the long shore people. So anyway, it's not just about the longshore workers. It's about the fact that, you know, if you're a truck driver you know, operating a rail line, you can't get your containers in and out that fast anymore because there's so many snafus Chris Margot was talking about the unions alongshore men down in Long Beach and Los Angeles. And they're really powerful. They're not shy about stopping work if they think things aren't safe. Have they raised any concerns about how Biden's 24 7 plan for them is going to affect them? They haven't at this point. The unions were actually there when Biden announced the plan. So it sort of remains to be seen how it's going to pan out. But they certainly were there in a show of support and more shifts to their workers more over time, more paychecks, you know, those are all things that I imagine the union is already looking for even before this announcement. And obviously, if you're going to have more shifts, more cargo, you're going to need more workers. So how is President Biden going to address this worker shortage? Is he finally going to unveil those driverless big rigs at The Simpsons predicted 20 some years ago? That's exactly the problem. There are no more truck drivers to drive these trucks. And he can't snap his fingers and get more drivers on the road, especially when it's up to the states to do the licensing. So this is a big challenge a one that will take time to address over the next several months or years. Margo, even with those plans, trucking companies classify most of those drivers as independent contractors as you pointed out. And that means a lack of labor protections, no union and makes it really hard to bargain for wages and benefits. And you've written about how this has played out in some class action lawsuits. What happened? Well, if you want to understand why there's a shortage of drivers, you really have to go back to the 1970s when they deregulated the trucking industry. Truck driving used to be a middle class job. It was a unionized job. The teamsters were in charge. The federal government went after the teamsters wanted to break the union so they deregulated the trucking industry. So once it became a free for all with competition and all these trucking companies competed the way they saved money was on labor. And the way they saved money on labor was to shift the costs to the actual workers so that now if you are an independent contractor, you have to pay for your own gas, you don't get unemployment insurance, you don't get risk breaks, you don't get meal breaks. It's become a terrible job. Sometimes it can pay a lot if you're an independent trucker and you've paid off your truck. Then maybe your brother or your wife is doing the night shift and you're doing the day shift. I mean, you can make money,.
"port " Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"I'm Gustavo. You're listening to the times, daily news from the LA times. It's Wednesday October 20th, 2021. The way to so bad at the ports of Long Beach in LA that even President Biden is now taking action. We need to take a longer view, though. And invest in building greater resilience to withstand the kinds of shocks we've seen over and over. Year in and year out, whether it's the pandemic, extreme weather, climate change, cyberattacks, other disruptions. Biden is opening up America's largest ports 24 7, but could that make the backlog worse? With three months until Christmas toy companies are racing to get their items on to store shelves as they face a severe supply network crunch. Walmart and UPS are among retailers and shippers pledging to unload goods during off peak hours. The commitments being made today are a sign of major progress in moving goods from manufacturers to a store or to your front door. So let's unload all of this with three of my LA times colleagues. Chris mcgarry covers a White House. Don Lee covers a global economy. And Margot Roosevelt is a California economic labor and workplace reporter. It's a full container of knowledge here. And now, I'll stop with my stevedore jokes. Everyone, welcome to the times. Hey everybody. Thank you. Good to be here. Margot, we'll start with you. Since you're there at the ports a lot because you cover labor, describe them for listeners who've never been there. It's an amazing sight to go down to the waterfront of Los Angeles and Long Beach. You have hundreds of cranes. You have thousands of containers coming off of these cranes. You have trucks zipping around. You have rail yards. You have trains coming in and out. You have containers piled 5 feet high all over the place. I mean, it is just like the most giant LEGO set you've ever imagined in your entire life. And you have thousands of workers going in and out and working there. My dad used to be a truck driver, so I'm somewhat familiar with it. You're right, Mark. It's just incredible. So you have thousands of longshore workers, right? Who are unionized. And then you have thousands of truck drivers coming in and out. Most of whom are not unionized, most of whom are immigrant Spanish speakers, for the most part, you have a long short workers who've handed down these jobs from generation to generation. And there's often a lot of friction between the two groups. Don, so when and why the supply chain problems for start happening. The ultimate culprit here is the pandemic, right? The pandemic had people indoors as we know and for a long time kept people from going out and spending money at restaurants and traveling and so forth. So what they did was they spent a lot of money buying stuff online, right? So there was a sudden sort of bulge of orders and demand. And factories didn't have workers to churn out this stuff quickly and then you didn't have the drivers and you didn't have warehouse space and you didn't have the ships coming in and out and being unloaded. And so you've got delays and you know, weeks and months in some cases. So delays of this magnitude are pretty extraordinary, but logistical issues at the poor aren't exactly new. These logistical issues have been going on for years. I mean, there is the shipping industry has been building larger and larger ships, which have more and more containers to unload the technology is very old. They've just been going on and on and they've gotten worse. Chris, what finally motivated President Biden to say, okay, we're going to open up the ports of Long Beach and LA nonstop for a while. So Biden said his eye in this for the entire year. And earlier this year, he announced he's going to be studying this problem, which is a common thing, a lot of presidents do. They see a problem. They put together a task force. They get everybody together and they study it. These problems have lasted longer than a lot of people have expected. It's not getting better. If anything it's gotten worse. So we're going into the holiday season. And Biden basically said we need to get everybody together and we need to do something. And Biden really can't do a lot. He's the most powerful person in the world, but he only has so much control over the global supply chain. So one thing he can do is get labor and business and port executives together to agree to run these boards around the clock. Well, let me just add to what Chris said. I mean, for Biden, there's, of course, an immediate problem of parts are more expensive and people are paying more bidding up for things because they're shorter supply. And that will affect the broader economy could affect hiring. In fact, people's expectation on wages. And that's a bigger concern for the president and The White House, especially if this lingers and it goes into next summer and as you head to the midterms, this is something that you don't want to see happening. Don, how will this change the way the ports of Long Beach in Los Angeles are going to operate? For the ports, I mean, I think if you can address the shortages of warehouse space and warehouse workers and somehow get more truck drivers, I mean, those are all components and the people at the ports as Marko knows will say, well, look, we can get more workers, longshore men, and we can put people on 24 7, but if you don't have space and warehouses and if you don't have truck drivers, the Holloway, the goods, then how are they going to be able to move these things from the ports inland? It's not an easy thing just to call up workers and tell them well, you know, work in the third shift or work weekends. I would add to that and I just say it's completely ridiculous to think that this announcement of the ports working 24 7 is somehow going to change all the screw ups that are there. I mean, the municipalities of, you know, Long Beach and LA where communities have been blocking extra container storage yards. They're not, you know, all the people who live in that area. They don't want more truck traffic, okay? They don't want more warehouses. It's not like you can snap your fingers and say, just because we're going to make the longshoremen work longer.
"port " Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"In Lebanon, prime minister Najib mikati announced a national day of mourning. In Beirut yesterday, gunmen killed at least 6 people in Lebanon's worst sectarian violence in years. The shooting came during a protest organized by the Shia Muslim groups, his volar and Amal. They had gathered to object to the judge whose investigating last year's port explosion, which killed more than 200 people and shattered much of Beirut's center. Eyewitnesses said that snipers from nearby buildings had fired into the crowd. Then there were clashes in the area which straddles a Shia neighborhood and a Christian one. A reminder of the sectarian violence that fueled the country's 15 year Civil War. In response to the shooting, Michel own, Lebanon's president urged calm. The port explosion exposed Lebanon's political rot to a people already struggling through a crippling economic crisis. Lebanon's currency continues to tank and energy woes keep its people in the dark for much of the time. And the effort to shed some light on the explosion is only bringing more instability. As is so often the case in Lebanon, we know the middle of the story, but we don't know the beginning. Greg carlstrom is our Middle East correspondent. There are videos that seem to show snipers firing into this crowd of protesters quite early on in the protest. But we don't know who those people were. But what is clear is that this has taken an already difficult situation for this port investigation that was facing a number of legal and political challenges and has now presented a much more tangible physical challenge to continuing this investigation. And the people who were killed at this protest group, what were they protesting against? This was billed as a protest against politicization of the port investigation, but I think it's fair to say it was in fact a protest against the investigation itself. The judge who's overseeing the investigation partly guitar by all accounts seems to be taking his job seriously. He's summoned the number of high ranking officials for questioning, including former prime ministers, former cabinet members. Some of them have refused to show up for interrogation and he is subsequently issued warrants for their arrests. And that is, of course, engendered a lot of opposition within the Lebanese political class. This protest in particular was organized by the two main Shia parties, Hezbollah and Amal, they have been very critical of the investigation. There have also been efforts in court by ministers and politicians affiliated with ML to try and shut down the investigation in court. In fact, it was suspended earlier this week pending the outcome of a lawsuit. So again, there was already a legal and political challenge to this investigation, and it's now become something much more. So we spoke to you at the one year anniversary of the explosion and you said that the investigation had so far provided more questions than answers it appears that's still the case. And that is unfortunately always a safe battle with the likely turn of events in Lebanon. There is a long history of impunity in Lebanon, the Civil War ended with no real accountability for its perpetrators. In fact, there was an Amnesty law that allowed many of them to become politicians. There's been a wave of assassinations over the past two decades. Again, for which no one has been held accountable. And there is certainly an effort to do the same thing in this case. Judge bitar, the judge who's overseeing it. He's the second judge to hold this job. His predecessor was removed earlier this year because he was found to be biased because his house was damaged in the explosion, which of course, given the scale of the explosion as farcical just about anyone who lived in central Beirut at the time had their house damaged or destroyed myself included. This was something that affected a huge share of the population in Lebanon. But that is the level of opposition to accountability that even these sorts of ridiculous claims can gain traction. And again, we're seeing that play out here with Hezbollah and ML both of them say the investigation is biased against them what they really mean is that the judge has summoned their politicians has summoned their allies for questioning. And they're worried this is getting a little too close to them. And so they're determined to try and stop it. But you suggested there's also something of a more purely political angle to it. There is a political angle when Hezbollah is involved in particular. This is the most powerful, most influential force in the Lebanese political system. This is a group of course that was founded in the 1980s of xia group that spent its early years fighting against the Israeli occupation of south Lebanon, which continued until the year 2000. And it's trying to position itself now as simultaneously the savior of Lebanon, and also the guardian of the political order that created this economic crisis in the first place. So on the one hand over the past few weeks, it has broken a deal with Iran to send shipments of fuel to Lebanon via Syria as a way of trying to ameliorate the country's energy crisis, which has become quite severe, the national power grid can only squeak out one or two hours of electricity each day. It went down altogether earlier this week because the main power plants ran out of fuel. On the other hand, the group has worked very closely with ammo, the other main Shia party to ensure that they can decide who holds the finance ministry. They've had control of that ministry since 2014. They have control of it once again in this newly formed Lebanese government. So we have a situation now where the party that oversaw the finance ministry when Lebanon was running a state sanctioned Ponzi scheme when it was taking on unsustainable levels of debt, is now the same party supposedly in charge of overseeing a financial rescue plan and that has worked out about the way you would expect the party has in fact been an obstacle to a financial rescue plan over the past 18 months. So again, on the one hand, eager to look like a savior, but on the other hand, also keen to preserve the system that caused this mess in the first place. And now add to that some sectarian violence. Where do you see things going from here? In terms of the port investigation, there is certainly a lot of pressure both within Lebanon and without to continue it. The families of the victims have become influential for us over the past year. We've also heard from a number of Lebanon's partners around the world that they would like to see a proper investigation, including just yesterday when Victoria and new Linda, deputy assistant Secretary of State from America was on an official visit to Lebanon. But what happened yesterday in the streets of Beirut certainly makes it more difficult to continue this investigation. I would make a parallel to something that happened in 2008 when Hezbollah gunmen took over temporarily parts of Beirut for a few days. The cause back then was a dispute over a telecommunications network. That Hezbollah was running. The government wanted to shut it down. And so the question became can the group run a communications network outside of the state? By deploying gunmen in the streets, it sent a very clear message that any action that was perceived as a move against the group would have very severe consequences. I think the same message was sent yesterday regardless of how the shooting started in the first place. The fact that these parties organized a well armed protest in the middle of town. I think sent the very clear message about what they are prepared to do. Should this port investigation continue? Thanks very much for joining us, Greg. Thank you. For more analysis like this from our international network of correspondents, take out a subscription to The Economist. Get a great introductory deal at economists dot com slash intelligence offer. The link is in the show notes. Out scale means pgim has global resources to access the world's public and private markets for 1500 clients in 52 countries. Join the pursuit of outperformance at P Jim dot com. That's PGI M dot com. A.
"port " Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"The town of portugal is located on this assume estuary which flows into the north end of the san francisco bay about a mile from where the town was located. Was one of the primary munitions facilities for the united states pacific theater. The portugal naval magazine later renamed the concord naval weapons station during world war. Two the facility served as an armaments depot for munitions that were going to support the war in the pacific bombs bullet shells mines torpedoes and all manner of explosives were sent here from production facilities from around the country at portugal. They would be loaded onto ships and sent to other ships thousands of miles away in the nineteen forties the loading and unloading ships was mostly time consuming and manual process. It wasn't like today where everything is in shipping containers and they can be loaded and unloaded without anyone ever touching them in nineteen forty four. There were at least two ships being loaded twenty four hours a day at portugal. The work done at portugal was hard physical labor that was both dangerous and important to the war effort because there weren't enough civilian dockworkers to load the naval ships. The navy had to take over the task and assign sailors to do the work. When the united states entered the war the military was still racially segregated. Black soldiers were not allowed to serve on most ships in the us navy. The assignment given many black enlisted men in the navy was to work at the naval yards unloading and loading supplies at portrait. Kogyo all the enlisted men who were doing the dangerous work of loading explosives were black. And all of the officers who oversaw the operation or white moreover the men assigned as officers. Were not the navy's best. Those officers were out in the pacific or had other duties which were perceived to be more important. The commander of the base was captain merrill kinney he served in the navy and the first world war had left the service twenty years earlier before returning to duty likewise the other officers that portugal were mostly older men who were reserves and had no experience in the handling of munitions. The safety regulations at portugal were poor to nonexistent. Moreover many of the cranes which were used to move munitions on and off the ships were in poor condition as well and often didn't work. The events of concern began on july thirteenth. Nineteen forty four when a liberty ship named the ss ea. Bryant arrived at the dock. Its cargo hold was empty but it had a full load of fuel oil for its trip across the pacific. It held five thousand two hundred and ninety two barrels of fuel oil for four days. The ship was carefully loaded with munitions into its cargo. Hold were loaded. One thousand pound bombs forty.
"port " Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"On july seventeenth nineteen forty four one of the worst disasters to befall the american military during world. War two occurred. It didn't occur in europe or the pacific however it took place on. Us soil the events leading up to this calamity and its aftermath permanently shaped the us military. Learn more about the portrait kogyo disaster and the lasting changes that brought about on this episode of everything everywhere daily. This episode is sponsored by the tourist office of spain. The global pandemic has obviously had a huge impact on travel over the last year and a half even though things are now starting to open up. Every country has different rules and regulations for every other country. Which can make travelling really confusing. That's why spain has created a portal to help..
"port " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Anyone who wants to make a one time gift to the show. Ken follow the links on my website. For pay pow fen mo or several other methods. All of your financial support really helps me to cover my growing costs and keep this. Podcast going also wanted to mention one quick piece of personal news. I've been elected to serve as the next president of the american revolution roundtable of south jersey. My hope is that i will be able to start putting some of those roundtable presentations online and make them available to all. However i still have to talk to the board and we'll see how that works out this week. We looked to american victories. In the south the british landing in port royal south carolina was the first action by regulars in that state since seventeen. Seventy six when general clinton attempted to take ford sullivan in charleston harbor. So the americans fended off the british. At port royal. Now as we'll see next week the british were far from ending their attempts to move north. British leader's wanted to claim georgia as a win and quickly move into south carolina as an even bigger win a much. Those hopes however were dashed at kettle creek. This is not a battle you hear a lot about. But i think it's important says really overlooked the battle at kettle creek. Shut down any hope of the british recruiting large numbers of loyalists from the back country in the southern colonies. Britain's whole policy of colonial domination relied on loyalist regiments supplementing their relatively small numbers of british regulars. That were all burton. Could deploy at the time. As a result of kettle creek british occupation of savannah became a smaller scale version of the british occupation of new york city. The regulars were pretty well hemmed in around the city and could not move to pacify the remainder of the colony. They were also reliant on imported foods and supplies in other words. The colonial occupation was a continuing burden on london's resources not a help kettle creek convinced. Many people who might have been convinced to serve as loyalists that britain's chances did not look so good and that punishment even a hangman's noose might await them if they dare to show sympathy toward ground rule. As a result. Britain never recruited sufficient loyalists to retake.
"port " Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Hello thank you for joining the american revolution this week. Episode to twelve were royal and kettle creek. The british southern command had burst into new activity beginning with the capture of savannah georgia in december. Seventeen seventy eight. After colonel archibald campbell captured savannah general augustine prevost marsh a larger force up from saint augustine florida to occupy the area around savannah. The british offensive began. Just as american general robert. Howe was turning over command to general benjamin lincoln general lincoln had only reached charleston south carolina by the time the british vanna georgia lincoln then moved to the georgia. South carolina border to confront the enemy. This led to a standoff and kept the british penned up in and around savannah. And that is where i left things a few weeks ago in episode two eight in the following weeks and months the british attempted to expand on their victory at savannah and the americans tried to stop them eager to maintain the offensive general provost ordered an attack on port royal south carolina about forty miles from savannah. This he hoped would be the beginning of a british toehold in a second rebellious colony. He also hoped that the action would distract the americans. Under general lincoln from the british occupation of georgia and get the continentals to deploy more of their forces to the south carolina. Coast port royal was an island on the coast meaning. It would be more easily defensible and could be backed up by the british navy. If needed. local intelligence also indicated that there were many loyalists in the area who would support the british liberation. The region the british at savannah had a ship of the line available to them the vigilant this was a smaller. Sixth rate ship with about twenty cannons on this ship had been damaged months earlier in the same storm that dispersed the french and british fleets off of newport rhode island by the time the vigilant reached savannah georgia. It was deemed unseaworthy and incapable of sailing on its own. It was still capable of floating and housing artillery so the british towed the ship to the waters off port royal island to serve as a floating battery to backup the soldiers as they landed on shore aboard several smaller ships. About two hundred regulars under the command of major. William gardner set sail for port royal in late january however since they had to toe the vigilant with roadlog boats. The move took several days. Port royal islands defenses consisted of a small defensive area at the.
"port " Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"More than best friends than them. Just like a slow means. Yeah jessica was just twenty two when the blast ripped through the hospital where she was working as a psychiatric nurse somedays russell and misses her younger sisters so much. She sends messages to her instagram account. Just to feel close to her a year on. She still sets a plate for jessica at the family table. I don't know what to say because we're not getting used to this idea. I'm in denial to now. I always say she's coming. She will open the door and come here and say i made it. Roseman situation is the same as the hundreds of others whose loved ones were taken from them as the shockwave from the beirut port explosion devastated homes offices and hospitals. They are haunted by that terrible day. Rosalyn still has nightmares from watching her sister. Jessica die on a hospital gurney. As a friend and colleague foot to give her. Cpa off ten now. Before i sleep or in the middle of my dream. I saw scenes about her death or about her funerals just like a few shots and the ongoing lack of justice around the blast makes it all the more impossible to move on. The explosion happened. When hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate stored alongside fuses and fireworks in a warehouse at bay report ignited leaked documents and even some of their own statements indicate that lebanon's leaders including the president and the prime minister at the time we warned of the dangers and failed to act and yet a year on not one senior official has been prosecuted instead. An investigative judge has been removed and parliament has refused to lift immunity laws. Protecting top officials. human rights. Watch this week. Said the investigation is quote incapable of credibly delivering justice. The government has provided. Almost no help to those. Who lost their homes or were injured and rosalind best..
"port " Discussed on No Story Is Sacred
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"port " Discussed on No Story Is Sacred
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"port " Discussed on Billy Dees Podcast
"Head of the mental gymnastics. They have. It's it's amazing how they will work around the things that they are doing wrong. It's it's it's here again. I i have experienced with what i would call bad behaving people None of them sexually but otherwise what. I would call a criminal element and there's always an excuse as to why whatever they did isn't as bad as what the other guy did and it's an interesting psychology for sure What is your your screen. name on. Tiktok erica e. r. i k. a. period with period ak okay. Good is there any other online presence that you have that you would like sure. Yeah i would just say. Google my name erica. Port and i certainly on twitter on instagram. Link dan all that stuff. So that's fantastic all right. We've been talking to erica port businesswoman from the cleveland area. Cleveland areas. Probably fair enough to say right. He and Very much an advocate for survivors of abuse sexual abuse and so on Do search her out the erica Thank you very much for coming on the program today. It really means a lot to me. That i know it's a tough subject It's a sensitive subject and quite frankly Sometimes it's one that. I'm i'm a little nervous about talking about because i don't want to offend anyone. I certainly don't want offend you or the audience But you made me feel very comfortable. And i really appreciate you coming on. Well thank you so much for having me. And i appreciate your curiosity and having me on so awesome. I am billy teas and as far as my son media presence you can find me on twitter. That's kind of like my social media home. I happen to feel that. Twitter was built for podcasting at billy dis on twitter. And actually billy dis is my screen name on everything among most of the major platforms. So you can find me on social media as well just at billy dis pretty much the easy. Thank you again erica. Very much and i'll also say thanks to the audience and we'll be back again week. Thanks for checking out the podcast. Everyone from the self titled billy dis by guests. You can find me on apple. Podcast stitcher tune in iheartradio and many more of the best podcast networks. Join me for my commentary and interviews. Follow me on twitter. Really defined at billy ds i am love to have you in..
"port " Discussed on PRI's The World
"Times make for great right. I thought must have been on the minds of many artists at the beginning of the pandemic trying to find the silver lining to this very gray cloud thinking perhaps now's my opportunity to finally create a true masterpiece. Things don't always work out that way. Of course, physical distancing, for example, a lot more challenging than many of us probably expected. The French Chilean singer. Has Managed to draw inspiration from one aspect of these trying times. The world's Jorges Valencia brings us the story behind her new single pocket. The singer Annette issue tries to maintain a balance in her life. She works hard and takes relax when she can today I'm going to the beach and she loved my kid, did you visiting Barcelona when we spoke she has two kids son and daughter who make themselves heard occasionally She's jumping as a crazy girl right now. And parenting of course is only one of her jobs and the musician composer rapper mother. The Grammy nominated artist is now working on her fifth album in the midst of a pandemic she says, she's reminded that the work of a composer is collaborative. Even if you have solo artist, you always compose we your friends, your your friend that is a pianist. Guitarist is a social network is not a solid network. Her new single is titled Bucket which loosely translates to so why she was first inspired by a phrase that was popularized a few years ago on social media to men carry and apparently intoxicated friend out of a party. All of. Your you know how I get the friend says. So what do you invite me? Like that was like inspiration of course, the first idea but any. Automatically. With everything that happened in the world is everything that happened in the world of course, is the pandemic and the chorus of bucket things you already know how I get. So why do you invite me but she's referring to being an artist WHO's going to sing about politics. On. means. To you starts her first verse with reference to Chili's former health minister high may money Leach back in March, he explained in a TV interview that the coronavirus could mutate keep buses we don't move. Don't use a loud wind up at sooner what the mutates and turns into a good guy. Asked in a televised interview that immediately went viral it less crazy. Don't worry did vapors can be a good person. Each has since lost his job. An anti Jew says she was also inspired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who in March seemed to take the corona virus lately. The other night where I think the roof you there are actually a few credit bars patients and I shook hands with every body. You'll be pleased to know, I continue to shake hands. Johnson got sick received intensive care and recovered a few weeks later then Jeb Wilson. Idol saying like wasn't not letting person. So do you remember that Zils President? Scenario also in March said that because he had a background as an athlete, he wouldn't feel anything if you got sick, he eventually did contract the virus but didn't become any less dismissive about it. The. Majority shoot. We all debts Boston are set at one point, but we are all going to die anyway in Brazil at least ninety, four, thousand people have died from covid nineteen tissue says, this is what she drew from in her track Bucky I think he's surrealistic. They don't care about the people that seek or the people that passed away. They don't even have empathy and that's make me very worry at the same time when people doesn't having emotion about life the same way this tissues first-time rhyming about public health. It is also her first rhyming over Columbia Columbia is Shawna with Afro indigenous roots that is massively popular across Latin America. Kunia song the just really love both. Yes. Did you says there are actually many Columbia artists who inspire her the most famous is the Lamont Pacino from Columbia. And in the middle of these use song. K.. She switches to another genre pioneered by late next musicians. It's called Midden House car. And one of her favorite groups Sandy eep up from the Dominican. Republic. Says playfulness humor and fierceness connected. She says musicians have opinions and this one is hers limit he plays. We're here to be honest with what we think if you'd like or not. That is not the question and he's good at bad at least on..
"port " Discussed on PRI's The World
"Reserve. The car he says he's feeling good today. But as mom still doesn't know about his living situation, the next time she calls he plans to tell her he's safe. This time he hopes it will be the truth for the world I'm about to Rothman in Paris? A year or so ago who among US had heard of tiktok right? Don't raise your hand if you're under twenty one TIKTOK. Now the fastest growing APP on the market very recently though it's been at the center of a Cold War style battle between the US and China Microsoft wants to buy the video sharing APP from the Chinese company that owns it President Trump said yesterday that the US Treasury would need to get a chunk of the sale price for US regulators to approve the deal Adam? Siegel. Has Been Watching this closely. He Directly Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations Hey Adam. Okay I just want to start with what president trump said yesterday. So in closed down on September fifteenth unless Microsoft or somebody else's able to buy it and work out a deal inappropriate deal. So the Treasury of the. Really, the Treasury I guess you would say the United States gets a lot of money. A Lot. Of Money What do you make of? That's really hard to figure out what the president means. Since there doesn't seem to be any legal mechanism or precedent for the US being paid for merger and acquisition it undermines the argument that. This for national security reasons trump wasn't clear on whether that money should come from Microsoft if it purchased Tiktok or. Talks Chinese parent company Bite deaths, is it even legal? I have seen people with a better legal basis in this field and I say seems to be unconstitutional. But as with many things with President, trump seems to be without president. So really knows. All right. Let's just put that sliced aside because it is one gobsmack and part of a larger picture. What is the big picture of what's going on here with Tiktok how has it gotten caught in the middle of what looks like a Cold War battle between the US and China. I think it arrived on the radar screen of China Hawks in the trump administration because it became the first global platform with tens of millions of users, and they became worried about what access to data that gave the Chinese government and what it said about the rise of China as a competitor is the US right to feel threatened by Chinese technology I think there are legitimate threats I'm not sure that tiktok. Represents one I. Mean we've seen a similar debate about the Chinese telecom manufacturer hallway and it's rise is provider for five G. Networks. I think the security threat, there is more legitimate. It's not clear to me what the national security threat is of the data of fifteen year olds making funny videos. We do know that. Chinese. through hacking and other sources have already access to a lot of citizens data so. I don't see a huge security threat there. Are there other threats that tiktok could represent to the white? House there seems to be to other concerns. One is an influence operations and propaganda, and because the algorithm that recommends tick talks is unknown to most users. There is a worry that could be exploited and promote either disinformation or stories that are supportive of the Chinese government's view, and then some have suggested that because Tiktok has a number of people. Including, Sarah, Cooper and others. I was just GonNa ask you about Sarah Cooper who make fun of the President very effectively that he is out to get the platform. For that way, it may be a concern, but there's a real possibility of a backlash. They're young conservatives also use the platform and so there does seem to be some reaction from Tiktok users who are supporters of the president who don't support the ban. Adam Siegel. He Directs The digital in Cyberspace Policy. Program at the Council on Foreign Relations thanks very much for being with US Adam though my pleasure. In Two thousand fourteen an international treaty to prevent violence against women went into effect. It's called the Istanbul convention in most countries in Europe have adopted it they agreed to create special legal category for gender based violence but now some signatories are having second thoughts. The government in Poland has indicated, it will quit the treaty Turkey is now considering a similar move. So Turkish women are worried of a spike and domestic violence and other crimes against women there from assemble Duras Garin reports. When everything shuts down? Where do you go when you can't go home? This is a question that haunts Elif Egg. With coronavirus pandemic, hit thirty, a government run network of domestic violence shelters, legal aid groups, and other support pretty much ground to a halt. They don't have any kind of hotline. So then you shut down all of these mechanisms venue cannot apply in person as it happens during the pandemic became useless gay says hundreds of women called her organization a privately run women's foundation called more charter but even at two had to close its shelter to prevent the spread of corona virus shattered is leg small. Environ months peaceful put other in danger. It's not that the lockdowns necessarily made violence rates go up says it's that women in abusive situations had fewer ways to get out of danger, and this is precisely the scenario that the Istanbul convention is designed to prevent against says, that's why withdrawing from the treaty would be a mistake will mean that we won't be able to get any good judicial decisions that protect Vermont. That's shows perpetrators. That's if you ever practice violence, you're GONNA be punished for this. Gesture. That's newman cruel too much speaking. July. He's deputy chairman of Turkey's ruling party cruelty says that the Istanbul Convention would be reviewed and that Turkey may withdraw from the agreement. He went on to say that the LGBTQ community has. Taken refuge behind the documents concepts and that withdrawing from the treaty would not increase domestic violence. That position has some support earlier this year Turkish? President Egypt Type Air Don said that the way to stop violence against women is by strengthening the institution of the family is there is why does? What does family is it? Malacca wanderer is the spokesperson of a group known as the we will stop femicide platform..
"port " Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm Marco Werman your with the world this afternoon in Beirut a massive explosion at the city's port a billowing pillar of white smoke was followed by what looked like a huge mushroom cloud and a fireball. Buildings dozens of blocks away were damaged. There are casualties, but it's too early to know exactly how many also reports of hospitals that capacity with Corona virus patients turning away people injured from the blast. Fisher. Show the governor of the region of Beirut Marwan Abu told Sky News Arabia that this disaster looked like scenes from Hiroshima and Nagasaki Behavioral Shimon Kazakina. Mush. D'Amato then he broke down. The. Monitor. Journalists Fatuma L. Mahmoud lives just a few minutes from the port and felt her apartment shake before hearing the explosion. My very first first instinct upon hearing explosion was Oh. God another war we do not have the time where already struggling financially economically you know the coronavirus now and everything's a mess on like seriously like now how much more in this country hands on how much more can we handed lucy porter is also a journalist and Beirut. This was a loud rumble fund like rumble and. I. started. Shaking the buildings and and then it carried on an really really felt like an earthquake was happening I've had having experienced once in the past and it felt very similar. Then there was a huge bang was blasted backwards and my glasses fell off I cycled around for few moments and got up local A. Couple of glass because all of our windows been blasted away and. I ran down stairs outside and tried to take cover because I thought. It happened again if this, if this was an explosion, then it might happen again, their sirens all around us. Now helicopters flying overhead. There are really really enormous scenes of destruction and buried here tonight. In miles how far is your apartment from the port the site of the blast? So where about one point five kilometers so around. A mile. Mile the fact that there will almost no windows left in our neighborhood really gives you a sense of the enormity of this blast. And the fact that this was A. Huge if I had a couple of friends who are in the mountains about fifteen twenty kilometers. Of Beirut's and they said, they felt the blast up there. They didn't have windows smashed, but they felt the ripples of the blast. The initial casualty reports are not good. The numbers are changing rapidly have tried to get in touch with hospitals and what have you heard from first responders. Hospitals are overwhelmed at moment. There reports have one hospital one hospital alone treating five hundred people. Images of bloodied patients going into receive emergency treatment both myself and my flatmate have things that we think probably need stitches but we're staying away because we're well aware that the hospitals are going to be overwhelmed the Lebanese Red Cross, which is responsible for lots of the first response here in Beirut's and why to Lebanon has said there are still going to be people trapped in depots at the port in buildings that were damaged and destroyed by the blast. So the emergency services are going to be kept extremely busy unfortunately I here tonight. I can hear the sirens still blaring in the background I'm. Absolutely. Yeah. I'm reluctant to ask about this. What do we know about the cause of the explosion because? I, officials said. There were fireworks involved I, mean how much reliable information is there right now. Are there are several theories puts about. Immediately people think it's an Israeli missile on Hezbollah. What we do know here people in Lebanon do know that Israel strikes Syrian. Has Weapons that WHO's in Syria. So it's not too much of a stretch of the imagination for people to think they've struck them in Lebanon now people already scared about the prospect of another war because of the economic situation and people believe that another the war is about to happen between has blur Israel. There is no confirmation of that road. We should say that Israeli officials have officially denied any involvement and so has Hezbollah. There were also reports some reports of a second explosion. Do you have any details on that? I. Don't at the moment all I mean from what I can see and what I heard is that it was one extremely loud bang and that there is still smoke rising from sites and. I mean, clearly. Fires will have been ignited as a result of the huge huge. Initial blast. That's journalists lizzy porter. In Beirut. Today, we'll have more coverage tomorrow here on the world. American exceptionalism. It's been a way to describe the uniqueness and shared purpose of the American experiment, the scale of US power and influence too big to fail covid nineteen though has redefined American exceptionalism and not in a proud way today this is America exceptionalism. The US has the highest number of Cova deaths in the world, the highest number of total cases in the world and. Those continue to rise in both urban and rural areas. So let's look at where the US fits into the Global Corona virus picture joining us Dr Ashish John. He's a director of the Harvard Global Health Institute these trends and rising cases industrial in the United States are staggering give us a reality check where do these numbers put in relation to the rest of the globe? Really, is impressive just how poorly America's doing by almost every measure we are the worst performing nation certain worst performing high income country and our performances far far worse than most low and middle income countries. It's in some ways truly unbelievable that a country with our wealth with our scientific capacity could be watching this pandemic as badly as we are. So. If we look at the seven countries of the most Cova cases in the world six are middle income countries, Brazil India. Russia for example, not lower income countries the US is still thinks of itself as upper income. But if you look at the US partners in infection rates, I mean, what does that say about the US response where the US sits in relation to the world specifically in terms of health infrastructure there's no question that money is not the primary reason why some countries are. Doing better than others, there are plenty of low income countries. Vietnam is often heralded but others as well who've just done a fabulous job with few resources because the public health response to this pandemic does not require a lot of money. What it requires is taking the virus seriously doing basic public health measures and not becoming excessively susceptible to misinformation and on all of those fronts, America has failed quite badly whereas countries that are middle and high and low income across the world have done much better. Six months and you look at places like Hong Kong. China Singapore. Vietnam and South Korea, they responded hard. There's not fast but it's not like the pandemic gone away there. We've been reporting on a spike in infections. In Vietnam cases are much lower compared to here. But what lessons do you see in the flare ups we've been seeing in places that do have this under better control if you're a Vietnam or your South Korea or Germany these flare ups are like little little brushfires and you they'd kind of pop up and you can put them down. America is in the middle of a raging forest fire. It's a totally different landscape of what we are dealing with. Every country, even the most successful we'll continue to have outbreaks and they have infrastructure and strategy for managing that. So what are we learning about what's working? What is not working in other countries and what it is at the US appears not to be doing yes. So what's interesting is if you look at various accessories, take a New Zealand South Korea and Germany three pretty successful approaches the. All look a little different from each other right. So there isn't like there is one model that everybody else followed and we didn't. So in some places, it was about really vigorous lockdowns, other places it was aggressive testing and tracing in places like Germany was kind of a mixture of all of those things and all of those strategies have largely worked and keeping virus under control their hospitals able. Part of. It. Is that. The man of misinformation spread by facebook in our country is massive and then we're we really become different than everybody else is that our political leaders have amplified it and at times appear said, they've even come to believe it and acted on it, and that really is different. You don't see unglued markle promoting a goofy ideas. That no scientists beliefs coming up on from Chile talks about creating music during the is the failure of the. Rally behind her latest single. President trump's interview with Jonathan. Swan of axios He doesn't seem to have a grip on the data. Right here United States is lowest in. Numerous categories. And lower. Here that. Than Europe..
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