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Fresh update on "rome" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The guidance of the CDC. In FDA. The plan is still to make vaccine available to anyone. 16 and up in Virginia by April, 18th and now With this setback. It's something that we will just have to look at. The numbers of modern and Fizer make adjustments in Manassas, Neil or consistent W. T O P. New and other counties in our area are offering updates as well. If you were heading to a county run clinic in Montgomery County, you'll be getting either Fizer or Moderna vaccines. On Lee site that had been using the Johnson and Johnson vaccines was the mass vaccination site of German town. And when the feds cut allocations to that site, the county had already planned to shift to the Fizer vaccine. That's according to county health officer Dr Travis Gales. We just shifted things up today early to be able to make sure that we didn't have any interruptions, Gail said. Anyone suffering side effects, including headaches, leg pain and abdominal pain, weeks after getting the Johnson and Johnson vaccine Should contact their doctor Kate Brian W. T. O P News and W T O P is Kristi King is hearing from some people around here who have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. I was very concerned this morning when I first read the headlines, But Angela Smith of D. C. Says she's less concerned after learning how rare incidents that are being investigated of Ben and more worried about what this means for vaccine confidence, especially with people who may have already been skeptical Patrick Reilly Of D. C. Not really worried about any potential side effects or impacts. I know this has been pretty well studied, and I've seen a lot of the ecstasy inside effect studies Scott Rome of Arlington. I have no hesitation with the vaccine. Today's pause apparently came from side effects found from one in a million vaccinated People Christi King W. T o P News Down D C health is holding a news conference at this hour about the J and J vaccine. We are following that, and we'll bring you details later. It's.
EU Agency to Confirm AstraZeneca Blood Clot Link
"Top official at the European Medicines Agency says there is a causal link between the AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine and rare cases of blood clots. But he says the benefits of getting the vaccine still outweigh the risks. Marco Color. Cavalleri is head of health threats and vaccine strategy at the EU agency and told a newspaper in Rome. The agency is preparing to make a mark definitive statement this
Cardinal Zen condemns St. Peter’s Basilica private Mass restrictions
"Two prominent vatican cardinals of weighed in on the recent restrictions on private masses at saint peter's in rome on monday former prefect of the congregation for divine worship cardinal. Robert sarah asked pope francis to reinstate the celebration of those private masses in the basilica then on tuesday retired bishop of hong kong cardinal. Joseph zen issued an open letter in support of cardinal. Sarah's request writing quote if it were not for the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus. I would take the first flight to come rome and get on my knees in front of the door of santa marta until the holy father has this edict withdrawn and quote zana's now the fifth cardinal voice opposition to the ban on private masses including the traditional latin liturgy in saint peter's basilica
Post-COVID Changes of AI Priorities in FinServ with Mark Gazit
"We're gonna roll in talking about the current impact of the corona virus on technology priorities. I'm joined by mark with satirist mark. How houria good good gregg. Yes indeed. I i know you and i are speaking under circumstances that i don't even know if we could have anticipated when i i reach out to you however many months ago. I don't think we could have possibly imagined we'd be We'd be here. But now that we have again. I wanted to get your insight. Take you guys are working with some pretty large financial institutions. And you're probably seeing some shakeup around. What technologies are becoming more important. What are becoming less important. How are you seeing priorities. Shift when it comes to to kind of technology and financial services from your vantage point. Oh definitely i have to say that within the cnn parked on the opposite of the right and nobody could propel themselves through the concentration. Yeah and you know it's tragedy. The world is changing. Some people might say the world is collapsing where to there is a lighten dental the thailand. The sun will shine after to say when we look at the financial institutions electric that they face pretty pretty severe soft fair impact for example something that we predicted before but i think covid nineteen really enhance which is a multiple nixon's from rome and a convergence between cyber security and financial crime. We call it financial cybercrimes. He's you know we all know that the world is changed people today. Try to break. The bank to go to a branch of a bank can shoot up in the clinic more money. They just needed throwing the
Navalny Declares a Hunger Strike in Prison Over Medical Care
"Rome Russian on political opposition leader Alexei Navalny is going on a hunger strike to protest not receiving proper medical care while in prison. Navalny is one of President Putin's most vocal critics. Posted on Instagram, saying that he has the right to call a doctor and get medication for his back in his leg, and I've only told authorities that he was on a hunger strike in a hand written letter he was jailed last month after he returned from Germany, where he was receiving medical treatment after he was poisoned with a nerve
Italy says Russian diplomat, Italian navy captain busted as spies
"Fox news to Russian diplomats or expelled from Italy after the arrest of an Italian naval officer suspected of spying for Russia. Police say the officer was caught handing classified documents to an official with the Russian Embassy in Rome. It's alleged to captain received cash in return during what police described as a clandestine meeting. The Russian official was also detained. Russia is
Sonos Roam for Pre-Order
"Hey terry here. With flash briefing for tuesday. And i want to tell you about another new product that has just come on the market. And if you're a sonos fan you might be interested to hear about this one. This is called the sonos rome and it is a portable smart speaker. quote is their. This is their marketing material. The portable smart speaker for all your listening adventures unquote and so it is a small. Little speaker. Works with wi fi or bluetooth. It has voice control so of course. That's why i'm talking about it here. It supports both both amazon. Lexi and google assistant. It has up to ten hours of playtime and it is waterproof as well. So if you're looking for a portable a high quality speaker with built in voice assistant you may be interested in this if you go to the sonos website sonos dot com and just search for rome. You will see that. It is available for preorder right now and the price is to twenty nine to twenty nine is the price so it's not cheap But sony is known for making good quality speakers and this one is great. If you're looking for portable one with long playtime waterproof Specifications and voice assistance built
What good soft skills look like with Kristen Palana
"Is joining us. Thanks for having us. I think for having us for some added context leon is also my wife and has been with our company almost since the beginning circus and you have a long impressive resume of all the things you do. Tell us a little bit about your background. Sure i'm actually coming to you from malawi in southern africa where have been living since twenty. Nineteen i'm actually Doing are in communication for two. Un organizations unfpa in unison have background is a university professor. And i'm scared to say that. It's been since two thousand but i was in my twenties when it started so i'm not that old i've been working with people on four continents students and other artists and workers. And what have you and soft skills. Actually a huge difference between someone doing really well and sort of fizzling out enough they're quote unquote really talented. Some looking forward to talking about it more. We actually found you through a highly rated you to meet horse titled soft skills clear success how to be excellent at work. How did you start teaching these skills. It's funny because your professors when you're in university probably one of their least favourite things they have to do. but we'll do is be an academic advisor. They tell you what classes you're supposed to take and if you get a good one the lawsuit can help you get into the career that you want and give you advice and i actually. Even though i wasn't looking forward to doing these meetings all day long. I found that i was actually quite good at it. And so alongside teaching our digital media illustration and animation. I found that my students were coming to me quite a lot for advising and i was teaching in new york city in new jersey and then for ten years in rome italy and then three years ago we moved to men mar and they're actually wasn't my field in the universities there so i started teaching for organizations and ad agencies. They're junior staff helping them. Be more confident at work. Be more able to ask questions able to give presentations basically not be so timid. So that's sort of how. I started with the soft skills class i. It was an online resource to a live training. I did in men mar and then once that was over i put it online and opened it up to a more international audience and now i'm helping also students here in malawi with that as well
Vatican: pope providing more vaccine shot for Rome's marginalized
"The Vatican is beefing up its could be nineteen vaccination campaign the some of the most marginalized people in Rome the drive providing new shots to twelve hundred local pool people during Holy Week follows an initial round of locations by the Vatican health service for the area's homeless people using some of the shots the Vatican City state could board for the pope employees and their families in a statement officials say pope Francis has urged everyone to get the shot as an exercise in collective will be in and it's also called for society's most vulnerable and fragile to have priority since they're among the most exposed to the virus and least able to get the medical care if they get sick I'm Charles Ledesma
Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder to buy all minority shares for $875 million
"The way today for Dan Snyder to take almost complete control. The Washington football team, The New York Times reporting, Snyder said to pay the minority owners $875 million for the remaining 40.5% of the team shares. Next hurdle takes place next week when the NFL owners they're scheduled to vote on Snyder's request to take on 4 to $50 million in debt to make it happen. The
Channeling a spirit
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries. So i'm your host kid crumb today in my month long. Look into all things around ghosts. I take a close look at channel. Lena spirit the practice of channeling a person's body being taken over by spirit for the purpose of communication has been around for a millennia. There are countless stories of shaman which doctors prophets and others who claimed to hear voices or received some supernatural knowledge from the spirit world. Chandler's also sometimes known as psychic mediums. Often use what are called spirit guys friendly spirits who give them knowledge and help them help others with the spiritual journey according to experts sonya. Roman and dwayne packer authors of to channel. How to connect with your guide. Channeling is a powerful means of spiritual unfoldment unconscious transformation as you channel you build a bridge to a higher rome loving caring purposeful collective higher consciousness that has been called god all that is the universe universal mine. Channeling involves consciously shifting your mind and mental space in order to achieve an expanded state of consciousness to achieve the expanded state of consciousness channels usually meditate trying to break free of worldly influences and tune into a higher consciousness. They may imagine themselves seeking out specific spirits of the dead. Or they may be. Contacted by unbidden by some unknown force. That wishes to communicate while most people channel to seek inner wisdom entire books have been written supposedly by ancient spirits. Channel through modern mediums and factor are hundreds of such books many of which can be found in new age. Sections of bookstores are libraries round. The world. the most famous american writer channel. Or was jane roberts who claim to channel an ancient and wise entity name set for her nineteen seventy-two bestseller. Seth speaks as well as several popular sequels. Roberts as seth dictated esoteric information to her husband about a soul the nature of consciousness spiritual truths higher planes of reality since the nineteen eighties. New age mystic jays. He night has claimed channel round also known as enlightened one thirty five thousand year old warrior spirit who described among other things being born on the continent of atlantis. Night became a multimillionaire writing books and offering seminars. In dvd's teaching the wisdom imparted by her rump. Thought another prominent chandler in the one thousand nine hundred nineteen ninety s was actress shirley maclaine who wrote a bestselling book and a popular television mini series on the subject. Channeling has waned in popularity in recent years so it is still practiced and it's widely accepted in a new age community channel. Information from different sources is often a dozen different spirits presumably dwelling in the same after world. Give a dozen different accounts if the spirits are truly imparting be important cosmic wisdom and universal truths you would expect different channels in different places and times to say the same things instead. Studies have shown that channel information changes with the times and tends to reflect the idea's popular in the culture at the time because there is no way to verify information and descriptions of different planes of existence the nature of the soul. And so on. There's no way to know what if any of the channel information is accurate but clearly much of it cannot be correct would help verify channel and as a real phenomenon would be to have accurate concrete and verifiable information revealed that only the spirit world would know for example. A person who truly channel einstein should be able to continue making important discoveries long after his death or a father who died unexpectedly and left his affairs. Disarray should be able to tell his wife and family through chandler were important. Documents are located to help and settle his estate.
Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Talk About Their Relationship
"How old is the house. Nineteen zero five. Wow i it's been everything from a speakeasy for mill workers to a music school for girls to a single person occupancy and when you think it was a brothel is just wishful began to wonder where in this five storey house. Would we have our talks. Who's the decorator. David has better taste than i do. So if we ever have disagreements about Interiors it usually comes from a financial standpoint in that. I tend to say dude. We have dogs and two small children. We don't need a forty billion dollar rug. So you're the sort of decorator in your the accountant. Then they led me into their red velvet screening room with rows of quickly theater seats. Just like an old hollywood. What a fitting place to chat with these two actors. What kind of marriages did your parents have. My parents were together until my mom passed away years ago. And your parents. My parents are still married. And they've celebrated fifty plus years of marriage so they've always been only together with each other so because you were gay. Did you think you wouldn't have that. I thought that i was going to be alone or single for most of my adult life. But i had a random path from adolescence into adulthood because i ended up being on a television show when i was fifteen years old and so all pre puberty through puberty. When you're figuring out what turns you on i was. I felt a bit under a microscope of television. And so i didn't have the freedom to randomly hit on somebody or go to a bar. So i i was by myself a lot and had a fantastic group of friends in los angeles. Who knew everything about me. But i just i just wasn't dating. I had never even showered with another person till i was in my late twenties so it was all new to me. And what about you. Deeming i you know. I didn't know what i wanted to. Until sort of i got into college and then after college living in new york i you know i saw lots of different relationships than men having babies and having a family so i i always knew that i was going to settle down and be with someone and stay with someone and have a family and kids. Once we started dating. We never really stopped so we didn't date lots of people while we were dating each other and then decide. We just started dating moved in together. And we've been together ever since same. Sex marriage wasn't legal at that time and and it seemed like a potential but not an inevitability and so we were more conscientious of what wording we used to call each other. I just didn't like the word partner for some reason i just. I still think that's a very strange way to it. Eliminates any sense of lava lover of or some only rome antic lake invasive of your life lover eighties and boyfriends very juvenile was forty calling. Fill my boyfriend and to seems like it's short lived like we've just met together for years. So is it better half and then and then once the marriage thing happened it happened very quickly but we didn't want to get married because it was suddenly allowed to get married. We wanted to get married to get because we wanted to get jeweler already in a committed relationship correct and that was and did you get kids. I just didn't want to go to the courthouse. With a with a hundred other people and people holding up signs and other people picketing and refers i. It's an. I don't want to get married in context owning remember with my family right in italy when it's legal and it's not a big deal. The nice thing about destination wedding as you can easily reduce the number of people. You've been very small weddings. Only forty seven people. We've got married with thirty five and it wasn't a great wonderful. The nice thing about talion wedding or a any italian trip is that everything is so delicious there. Yeah and what we're was testing this rueda. Yeah the mountains in a one of the things that i've noticed because we've been married forty years. Do you count from the day that you started dating or from your barrier wedding. We're counting from the day we got married. We met three years before but we knew immediately. I mean we. We fell them up. We went we went to dinner. We went to bed. That was it was it. That's because we're gay. We count from the day a reverse day because then you add ten years dog enga- years fifty years. We've been together.
Nearly a dozen countries resume AstraZeneca Covid shots after regulator rulings
"Boris Johnson and others have just gotten the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot comes after regulators declared the vaccine was safe Leaders are making a show of taking the AstraZeneca vaccine. To calm public nerves over its safety cannot recommend it to highly countries across the EU had put the vaccine on hold. Nearly a dozen reversed that decision. This after the use medicines regulator firmly concluded the AstraZeneca shot was safe and effective and found no links between the fewer than 40 cases of blood clots scene in the 17 million people vaccinated. CBS is Chris Lives say in Rome, The White House
Being a comedian during COVID-19
"You know, around this time last year, the Canadian comic Shawn cut hand was really trying to get his comedy career off the ground. He was going to a ton of open mikes. He was getting some paid gigs. He just performed a really successful set One night. I'm a single native in my thirties with no kids. Oh, I'm like a very white buffalo set that he recorded was about to send off to the just for last festival. You know, in hopes of performing there. We all know how that would turn out festivals and coveted Well, they don't really go together. So going from performing every week to now, having to step off the stage, Sean had to look to other outlets for his comedy. And one of those outlets strangely, and he'll tell you the story was writing his aunt's eulogy. I got to talk to Shawn cut hand. From Saskatoon. Hey, Sean, How are you? Hey, I'm pretty good. How are you? Good. How is this catch one tonight. Today has the house Saskatoon today. We're finally sitting above zero. So we're doing good. Yeah, you could take off the winter coat. Thank God. Hey. Yeah. Finally s o. I want to get an idea of how things were for you before Cove it last year. What was work like for you back then, just before covert. Um I actually went to Ottawa to be a talent associate further inspire words. And that was just just before things started getting like backstage at that award show. We're kind of getting in mumblings of like, Oh, we better not be hugging everyone. And then that finished and I came home to Saskatoon and the next week. That was gonna work down backstage after Juno's and it went from going backstage there the first day too. Don't touch anyone. Hand shakes aren't allowed no hugging. And then we did our first day of orientation. And then the next day, the Juno's were just canceled. I remember I was there, I would do you remember that day we all woke up thinking that the Jew knows we're gonna happen and everything was all right. And then the news just started pouring in. It was terrifying. Yeah, it's like way start like the whole stage set up the day before And then it's just like, Yeah, everything's done. What was your comedy life like Before the pandemic? It was going pretty good. Like I was getting consistent gigs. I had just finished the holiday season and I had done my first half hour at Yuck yucks, which was like a big milestone for me that I had been working on and then me and my buddy Danny night. We're running this open mic Sunday nights at The compromise, which is just a little hole in the law ball bar, and we kind of wood. Just it was like a gorilla open mic. I called it. We just showed up that like 6 30 set up a carioca machine and Didn't open mic at 7 30 on people in the room. Didn't really know what was going on. It's always a good way to do a performance. Sneakily. Yeah s O. I mentioned earlier that you said you did a bit of tape that you were going to send off just for laughs, Um, in hopes of getting to perform there. I want to hear a bit of that. Take a listen. If you just look at a yogurt parfait like if you just look at the cup, I swear it's got the answer to all of the statue in problem great there, you know, Because first you got the white yogurt taking up all the space. On then up top. You got the brown shattered and broken granola. But then in the middle, you got this sweet Barry is a reconciliation. E my guest, Sean, Better great comic from Saskatoon. What's it like to hear that back when you could do stand up? Oh, yeah, Like, like what I was saying, Like I was really happy with that performance like I'm actually gonna put it online for sale pretty soon. Because, yeah, I just want to share it around. It was a good recording and Didn't really get to get much use out of it. And just like, yeah, the crowd was Really amped up that night because I think they knew that they weren't going to be in public for a while. Yeah, And that was the same Sunday that the Jew nose was gonna be And the day after that performance was when lockdown happened. Wow, that's crazy. That's like hearing it, like hearing the Chernobyl or something like that. Yeah, Yeah, It's like a little time capsule. I think. Yeah, You know, I've been talking to a few comics in the past year, and it hasn't been easy to like. I feel like musicians have been able to do a live streams and actors have still been able to do some movies. I feel like this has been hard on stand up comics and really, you know, in a really interesting way, right? Yeah, like we really need audiences to develop our material and like even doing them on zoo Mike's with other comedians like it's just It's not the same. You know, because other comedians will Laugh at your stuff. Differently than an audience well and yeah, like I've been doing a lot of soon Mike's. I've been doing it with people from Chicago people from London, UK and Rome, Italy. Even it's been pretty wild on zoom right, because it's not the same. You don't get that that big collective laughter, right? No. Yeah, like a lot of people have their mikes muted and you're just looking to see like if they're reacting on this screen. Yeah. Don't let me go to you. But what's the story on this one? I actually heard that you did. You did stand up on your aunt's funeral for her eulogy. I'm about first off. I I know you guys were close. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you. What was she like? She was Here is an amazing person. She was the type of person that would always tell it like it is, you know, even with just the look of her eyes. She should. She could tell you tell you how it is, and she was She was big into taking a stand Me in her pro tested a couple of times together and she was a fire keeper on her reserve, Aqua, sassy Mohawk Nation. And yes. Oh, this, uh During covert She passed away due to cancer complications. And what was there with her name? Joyce Caskey. Sorry you were saying so She passed away and you had a service for Yeah, we went to Ontario and we had like a socially distance memorial. And it was kind of different. And like the morning of the memorial, my my dad just kind of just left the eulogy up to me and I was like, what really was kind of like Trying to get some some information that I could use from her childhood or something and and like that, I think people were being kind of agency. But the info and that's what I just kind of like. I had some jokes that I had practiced that involved her. And then I just added a couple stories into it. And I ended up making like a like a little eight minute. A performance that was like part stand up part just speaking from the heart. How did it I mean, This is a strange question for a funeral that how did it go over? Yeah, it actually like, went pretty good, like you know, because it went from like Everyone was in like a somber mood. And then I got up to talk, and I acted like I was gonna talk serious. But then I just cracked a joke at one of the what one of the attendees of the of the funeral and everyone. Was just laughing. And then I told some funny stories about my auntie and It's pretty great, that's beautiful. I mean, I think we think about stand up is something that happens that kind of smoky nightclubs. And that's that's all good. And we think about funerals is just things that are too sad, you know, and that's all good to you. It's lovely. It feels like you were able to It feels like you were able to bring some joy to your family when they needed it through your craft, right? Yeah, when someone passes away, and people are in that stage of grief there kind of focused on on how that person passed away and I think it's important in those times toe, Remember how they lived and the person that they were And cherish those moments, and she's a part of the reason you did stand up it all right? Yeah. She gave me a lot of confidence in my stuff because it was like years to go. My brother passed away when I was 22. He was 20. He was 23. Yeah, and I ended up having to do the eulogy. With my other brother for that one. And that one was more serious and really hard. But I remember after that, my auntie, she was the first one to come up to me, and she was Really proud of me, and she told me that She could picture me being a public speaker one day. And that that compliment like always stuck in my head. And I'm now like Look at me what I do now, so it really helped me a lot when when this is all over. You know, please God, when when this finally ends, and you're able to get up on stage and start doing comedy again. How do you think you have been changed by this year? To be honest, I think I've gained a lot of confidence this past year because a bunch of US comedians from Saskatoon Led by Dakota. He bear way started booking shows and people's backyard on the weekends. And so we would go into people's backyards and do a private show and sometimes, like I I did a show for six people in Martinsville and like to be stand in front of just six people like you really got a perform and not make things awkward and So I think those performances really helped me and I like to get in front of new audiences again. I'm kind of excited toe. Skills. When you picture and maybe this is a good way to close things off when you picture A year from now. What do you hope it looks like for you. I hope that I'm just consistently hosting an open Mike every Sunday again. That's what I would like to do. Yeah. Well, I hope it happens. I hope you never have to go on. Zoom ever again. Yeah, Sean, thanks so much for your time. Yeah. Thanks for having me. Shawn cut hand is a stand up comedian who is also part of the Web series Satirical group, the feather. He lives in Saskatoon.
Israeli experts announce discovery of new Dead Sea scrolls
"Israeli experts have announced the discovery of new dead sea scrolls the Israel antiquities authority says the fragments of parchment deadlines of Greek text and have been radiocarbon dated to the second century AD they were found in a desert cave believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly nineteen hundred years ago the scientist known as the cave of horror named for the faulty human skeletons found that during excavations in the nineteen sixties that also that the Greek rendition of the twelve minor prophets the cave is located in a remote canyon in the G. Dan desert south of Jerusalem I'm Charles the last month
Sonos announces it's new Roam speaker
"Let sarah santos events ish. They announced a portable bluetooth speaker. Called the rome hundred sixty dollars. It's pretty cool. Yeah it's a uey boom with sonos logo. Very chris wallace because he likes scooped. The whole thing so like the element of surprise is like compared to the boom. It's got sun tech in it. You can also just like seamlessly move audio if your bluetooth thing it to that speaker you can move it to the rest of your center speakers which is cool. Yeah it seems like is about to dramatically expand this product line. Yeah you know it's funny. This is the first really portable sonos product like they had the move was at twenty thousand or something like that. But that was portable from like your kitchen to your porch. Nobody really is bringing that thing around. 'cause it weighs eleven pounds but this is boom sized thing so we're very familiar with that foreign factor. You throw it in a bag take into the park. You take it to the beach. Take it to a friend's house for whenever we can do that again. And like it's bluetooth speaker and then when you're home it's a wifi speaker in integrates with your wifi so system which is really bad so i think it's pretty cool. I think a lot of sonos customers have been wanting this for a long time. I don't know how many people outside of the sonos world will be interested in it but yeah that's a big question is is this going to be an entree into the living dishonest life or not. I love that. They may basically through every feature that i would ask for right. I'm like oh. What do i want to have bluetooth speaker with everything. Okay i google assistant. I want lexa. I want wi fi to connect to sonos. I want bluetooth. I want wireless charging office standard. She pat i wanted to charge a usb. And i don't want to be too big and i wanted to. You know have good sound like they just checked down the list. Like if i had to complain about the spec i would say that the the handoff feature uses like super super high frequency tones that nobody can hear instead of just using an ultra wide band. Or something like okay. Who cares that's really what's tv but a different kind of frequency. Anyway i mean really for for yeah. That's true so i like this thing. Is it worth seventy like. It will be for me. I think because i will. I have it integrated into my sonos system. I will say this in a question that only virtual would ask. We confirm that you cannot use surrounds versa. That's garbage. i take it all back. The only people who asked people care. But i personally loved the idea of putting my surrounds away. Bring you a so funny battery operated through. I don't think anybody else cares about that. It's true they've packed every feature into it. It's very competitive. I think that the idea that like most most days you don't get any value your bluetooth speaker right like it's just like at home. He put it in a closet. You take it out when you want to travel or like your house because it's part of senators. You might get a lot of value out of it. Might like keep it in your bedroom and use it there most days and then we want to leave up and go especially if you buy the charging dock but like patrick spencer. Good friend of our show give in to the yank protocol. He's like we're expanding. We're going to put this thing in stores. You might not expect like particularly outdoor stores looking towards that camping stores. They're moving to expand the product line out of its normal
Family Helps Total Strangers Book Vaccine Appointments
"The short time Operation Center was at a diminished capacity there now investigating what caused some lines to go dark, and they'll share that information later. As older Americans struggle to secure covert vaccine appointments online volunteers known as vaccine hunters or stepping in to help CBS News correspondent Nancy Chen introduces us to a New York family that's already helped more than 750 older neighbors to get their shots for seniors like 81 year old Jeannie McDowell. They didn't have an iPhone. They don't have a computer. What were they supposed to do? Securing an appointment seems impossible until they reach out to Detroit to Castro. Okay, no problem. I can help you with that went for a cell phone to Mozza Pull laptops. Turn into a command center. Yes. In the kitchen to Castro in her family, a book vaccine appointments by the hundreds and their central New York community all for total strangers, and for free, we do it. Between lunch dinner. Pretty much all the time to Castro's often up until three in the morning, rapidly refreshing websites for any availabilities. And now my husband cause it. Welcome all you have to be quick because There's 10,000 other people doing probably the same thing. Her husband, Marco, delivering the printed confirmation tickets. She first realized the difficulties in getting an appointment while signing up. Her mother in law board got out fast. After the Castro started helping neighbors. I heard some seniors even say they would get on the computer. They might lose the site they put in Rome, New York and ended up in Rochester and my other dear friend. Got on the phone and the lady said call back at four. She called back and four and the tape said the office is closed to Castro got an appointment in just days for McDowell in her husband on Lee, two of the 25 the to Castro's book on average each day for anyone who asks, including the Petri family. Vicky was very stressed. By the time she got everything in Appointment is gone. Viki and Dave Petri reached out for their daughter, Jessica, who has down syndrome. After struggling on their own. She helped us she helped our neighbors She helped my brother and his wife. Get appointments. She just I don't know how she does it. De Castro's reach has now spanned four counties. People express their gratitude with cards and even home cooked dinners, but to Castro says she's just doing anything possible. To protect her community. I treat everyone as if they're my parents yesterday would have been soon enough for me. If it were my parents. When will you stop? When they
Hundreds rally in Athens on Women's Day, and across Europe
"Women across Europe a marching protesting I'm singing to mark international women's day hundreds of people gathered in the rally to mark this year's event amidst the pandemic women have faced increased challenges in Greece and beyond one in Rome that's a protest against the increase in violence to women and gender inequalities which should be occupied in the crisis and Spain C. static protests bicycle rides on small sized Evans creatively organized two events gatherings the could trigger a new spike included nineteen cases thank you nothing's women and a few men sing dance and play instruments in front of the Greek parliament I'm chose to live this month
How to Use Clubhouse with Monique Howard
"Coward. Welcome to the voice by podcast. Hi thank you brett fridge. Finding me here yeah. I'm excited have you. So i've noticed that you have been very active on clubhouse. I'm looking forward to getting your perspective on it but before we get into that. Why don't you tell the listeners. A little bit about you and your role in the voice industry great so i am the ceo and founder of smart goals. And what we do. Is we create voice apps in the tech space specifically geared toward helping the supporting kids with social emotional learning conversations skills. So we've been doing that. We actually got into it around right before the pandemic on a small team of women got together on very focused. And we're really intentional. When we create those apps because we think about things like fine motor skills. We think about things like reciprocal communication and we think about things like building vocabulary. So it really really intention. We create the apps. That's amazing it's like voice tech- for good yes. Yes yes yes. So we are really excited about it. we partner with schools as well as non profits to kind of get those Apps within the to to the kids who have been need them the most and the one thing that we find that they're fun right. They don't really know that they're learning. So i was really really fun and then it also gives something different from just looking at a screen all day of pink playing a computer game so the people that we partner with a really excited about goes apps created. Yeah what time to launch it is. Everyone is remote learning from home. Now they're looking for tools precisely like what you're offering exactly in the big thing about it. Is that his exposure for us. We understand that yes. Most people have a device on. But they're only using it the weather or directions or to order something and so this exposes the kids to something different especially for those in underserved community who may not have a device at home it gives them extra exposure to understand it. Hey this is something that i can do. Which has led us to start creating courses or classes for young kids so that not only they're exposed to it but also learn how to create apps of their own great all right so i'm really glad to have that background. I'm sure there's you've piqued the interest of a lot of listeners. Who are probably going to check out some articles which will get into it at the end. We'll give give everybody to see. Ta that they can go and check it out today. We're talking about clubhouse. I would say we're clubhouse friends. We've been at a lot of room together. We spoke together on which has been great because we didn't really have any interaction before that maybe a couple of times twitter or something like that but We hadn't had a chance to formally so this is extending it further. We're at the podcast together. I would say someone in the voice industry. Why don't you start out by telling us a little bit about when you joined and what your first experiences were on the on the network so i joined in november. Maybe kind of late november noel. Silver is actually invited me so she myself and another friend of ours. We actually met at the conference in new jersey. The first voice conference there. So that's where we met and we kept in touch on Motive exactly And so that's where we met. She invited myself. And another lady denise to the platform my initial experience was that it was a great place for really rich conversation. So i can just bounce from room to room here with people are saying and joining i likes. I really really enjoy the fact that i can either be just a listener and just soak all the information or i can actually be involved in the conversation and i think that's the point that we miss a lot in that when we're listening you we love podcast but we would love to acts that person who's leading the podcasts or the host to just ask one question so that was the big thing for me and besides not having to get on video all the time so it's always a great bonus but my first day was like a twenty four hour marathon twenty four hours twelve or twelve hour marathon just really feeling the full of a voice what clubhouse actually causes people to feel and But then i kind of sell the into. Where the niche did i wanted to actually start participating in which was tech. I'm still around businesses startups. And so those were the main room said i really gravitated to so it. Sounds like you started out mostly as a listener but you've become increasingly more active. And i think you're you're hosting rooms now. So what did you talk about what your evolution was like. Why you sort of moved to where you are today and how you're using it today. Yes so that was one of our goals would know out in these night got onto. The platform is to educate bis small businesses about voice So obviously we had to get acclimated to the environment. What was going on. But we quickly schedule rome every friday at two central to just have it introduction to 'em where we saw amazon alexa right just as most people know about that missile. We hosted those roads every friday little small sided with a small group than it grew a little bit larger. We don't have large I would say has gotten large over time. But it's not like hundreds and hundreds of people but we often get a lot of people who kinda combat time after time
"rome" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"This. Unique blend of food and culture. So why did you create your small business. Why rooms kitchen was it. Something that was born out of your kitchen in your house and then incubated out onto you know restaurant format. Yeah i would like to start off by saying. I'm truly grateful this opportunity in the baby whale but to answer your question. The reason why. I started rum's kitchens because i was born to a lot of different job endeavors and i will put in tons of tons of hard work into these different places toga. Maybe sixteen hour shifts tons and tons of overtime. And i felt as if. I didn't see into that as far as me progressing anytime sooner and i realized that there's a missing gap in my family as far as opportunity in people starting careers for themselves in have accepting the pass down when i seen opportunity with there was some local food events. They were doing it. Open that music in gallery and at a nephew of mine. That would take me down there. And they had food vendors. Their food vendor lines would be so long. And i had tried to food and you'd be quite frank wasn't too so i stayed opportunity and started bringing my food down there in the reaction that i started getting were just which is off the charts and the demand started coming. People just started accidentally left. And right can you do a pan of this. Can you do a panel that. So i just dropped everything and decided kamaluddin rooms kitchen in rome. Witty's of rooms kitchen cuisine. Can you describe some of your favorite items. Maybe history behind some recipes. Yeah we like to call ourselves from the talian soul food catering company. I came up with that concept because a lot of the dishes that i cook or a lot even the creation come up with your just being tweaked around in the house experimented with and i love italian food love soul food and i when i was thinking about the concept. I said why not bring the best of both worlds together and a lot of the the dishes in ideas. They kinda just come from me. Putting so full items together. Italian seasons together a mix them together and coming out with different dishes and room. How has nineteen impacted your operation cobra. Nineteen has taken a dramatic effect owner operation as undress stated earlier. The debate you bay stroh as far as the system that we had down at the corridor forty one on one third street. That was a great opportunity for me. We were driving. We're growing at a faster rate growing a big crowd of people that would come down there. We were able to reach different crowds. When i say different crowds saying like construction. Workers muny workers people of the city because it was the perfect peak-time from eleven to three pm. So with that being shut down and we can do. The pop. Ups is affected us in dramatic way and rome. How have you dealt with it. I mean could you had mentioned the idea of putting together containers. So have you been able to put together a program. Where people can you take out or subscribe or do gift certificates. Yes we've been working with the bistro and we have our like undressed. Say we have the different date boxes. we've been doing. We've just did a photo shoot for our thanksgiving packages. Were doing as well. So we kinda just had been real creative. We've been blessed with the baby based on do different opportunities as well. We've been working with mission meals and doing different prepackaged meals as well so we didn't have been creative and there's been a few organization that's been helping us stay inflow rumble. Can you share favorite story of starting your own restaurant business eatery and what it means to you and your family..
"rome" Discussed on Dictators
"Messenger came with frantic news. A fire had broken out at the circus maximus. It quickly got out of control and set the city ablaze. Narrow dropped everything and back to rome. Even he had to admit his performance would have to wait as the flames consumed rome for six straight days. The emergency consumed niro contemporary accounts. Note that he tried fighting the blaze with strategic to contain the fire during this time. Nero was just like any other roman citizen covered in soot choking on smoke and trying desperately to save the city from the inferno as ancient roman historian. Cassius dio wrote there was shouting and wailing. Children women men and the elderly altogether. No one could see anything or understand what was said by reason of the smoke and shouting niro was in the middle of chaos. Trying to help for a brief moment. He looked like the leader. His old mentor. Seneca had always hoped he would be but this was hardly enough to change narrow from selfish tyrant to beloved leader. Once the fire was contained the emperor set out to rebuild the city unfortunately narrow sought to recreate the city in his image and in doing so he earned the scorn of the citizens forever. Nero decided that one of the best places to start his revival of rome was with his own alice. It was his delusional belief that the people would be inspired if he renovated the golden mansion. I he was wrong. The people weren't too pleased by this decision and mocked niro's extravagance then that mockery turned to fury when they learned that part of the palace renovation men seizing several city blocks destroyed residences niro. The land where burned homes once stood and began construction immediately. The palace was to cover two hundred acres and nero literally called it. The domus aria or golden house at the center of a vestibule constructed for the sprawling palace complex on the summit of the villian hill was a gilded bronze statue of neuro himself standing over one hundred feet tall dub colossus neronha's. The statue could be seen from almost anywhere in the city. No one could escape niro's gaze of course all of these renovations including the decorative gold cost money and soon it became obvious that the project would be far over budget. Niro needed cash fast. But even at the height of the roman empire it was difficult for an ember to simply make money appear and thanks to uncle caligula using the treasury as his own personal atm. Niro's empire was far from its former glory under augustus. Niro however i'd always done what he wanted. And this time was no different. In order to raise the funds narrow increased taxes and extorted provincials unsurprisingly. The audacity of these moves did not go over well with romans and it got people talking. Many of rome's newly homeless residents started to whisper. That niro's started the fire in the first place after all it was a convenient excuse to clear dozens of acres for a new palace. The rumors spread through the city. Faster than the fire had neuro wasn't fully aware of his reputation in the street but he wasn't just completely out of touch with the public members of his own administration. Were also doing their best. To shelter the temperamental emperor. From the negative press. The head of the praetorian guard. Tig leanness was a leader in this effort under his watch more often than not niro's detractors would simply disappear. Unfortunately despite his best efforts he couldn't execute half of the city and soon the public outcry intensified before long the rumors finally reached niro's ears and by now they claimed that it was practically unknown fact that niro caused the fire. Nero was shocked but luckily he didn't get angry rather he knew he needed to save himself. Shifting the blame to someone else then perhaps the public would forget about the golden house and the increase of taxes. Niro's is turn to a religious sect. That was already hated more than he was. It was a small but growing cult of one man's devout followers. They.
"rome" Discussed on Dictators
"An obstacle that needed to be removed. So. Caligula offered Mac growth, the position of prefect of Egypt Tim Macro. It likely looked like Caligula. was trying to kill two birds with one stone get his controlling advisor out of Rome and moat the current prefect whom he already was gunning after. But it wasn't a bad deal. So macro accepted in March. Thirty Eight C. He and his wife were scheduled to sail to Egypt. But while at port macro was inexplicably arrested and thrown into prison. The position in. Egypt. It seemed had been a ruse away to get macro to lower his guard. Clearly Colella wanted to get rid of macro in a more permanent way. Rich macro new. Caligula would falsely charged him with treason and either banish him or have him executed. So instead of allowing the emperor to decide his fate. Macro. Took matters into his own hands and died by suicide days. Later Mac rose wife fired her husband's lead. Soon after that Colangelo. `execution of Mac, rose children and family. The elimination of macro was as much a turning point in Caligula life as surviving his illness, we've macro gone no one else even attempted to control curricula. And how could they after all Caligula was a god at least that's what he started telling everyone and no mortal could hold a god down and soon the God Caligula had his sights to the West. He was going to do what? No other Roman.
"rome" Discussed on Dictators
"General Tiberius. Tiberius was commanded to divorce his wife VIP Sania and Mary Augusta's daughter Julia. This way as Julia's husband, Tiberius would be bound by honor to protect Augusta says grandsons. Now Tiberius had his devastating moment one appallingly similar to the injustice. The he had witnessed when his father had to divorce Livia he had to forsake the woman. He loved who loved him unconditionally were still VIP Sania was pregnant with their first child. It was another lesson in the cruel dispassionate nature of imperial politics. And top everything off Tiberius now had to concern himself with Julia. Even though they had grown up. In the same home Julia did not care for Tiberius. She still saw him as the ugly stepbrother who came to live in her home. But Tiberius and Julia's childhood squabbles didn't matter to Augusta's he needed a strongman to protect his grandson. So an eleven c e Tiberius and Julia married. Shortly, after the wedding, the new couple had a baby. WHO DIED IN INFANCY? Even worse for Tiberius however was Julius less Sylvia's behavior. She enjoyed numerous affairs with Roman men and subjected Tiberius to constant embarrassment. So Tiberius spent more and more time on distant military operations at least his soldiers respected him and the work gave him an opportunity to push the empire even further north starting in twelve. E Tiberius and his brother Druce spearheaded a massive military expansion into the region of Germania. But being out in the field meant that Tiberius received news days late. which might make it too late. One Crisp Autumn morning in nine BC e thirty-three-year-old Tiberius was awoken by a rider. The Messenger nearly leapt off his horse to the ground at Tiberius feet. The man Toll Tiberius that his brother Druce was injured in a riding accident in the northern German regions. Druce is horse reared and landed on his leg crushing his femur. Tiberius immediately saddled his best horse. He chose a guide to ride with him and they set off immediately at a gallop. They rode day and night across hundreds of miles of mountains and valleys through what is now northern Italy, Switzerland, and into Germany. Almost a week later, Tiberius arrive just in time at Druce camp. He found his younger brother and best friend barely clinging to life. Tiberius tried to comfort druce in his final hours and he held his hand as he slipped into De. It was another devastating blow to debut areas. The next day Tiberius started the long journey back to Rome withdrew sece's body. Tiberius walked the entire way in front of the casket as a show of respect and mourning. Beck in Rome Emperor Augustus honored Russa's with grand funeral processions. Throughout the ceremonies Tiberius. Honor, at Augusta. Says right hand along with Augusta's young grandsons guys and Lucius who are now eleven and eight years old respectively. Even though the boys were young Tiberius already since their burgeoning struggle for the throne. So in six C E thirty, six, year, old Tiberius made one of his first imperial power plays. He asked Augusta's for permission to take a sabbatical on the Greek island of Rhodes Augusta's refused in his opinion there were no vacations for emperors and their lieutenants they had more provinces to conquer and sub do. So Tiberius went on a hunger strike. He didn't eat for several days and vowed to commit suicide by starvation if he was forced to return to fighting. Finally Augustus backed down perhaps at the behest of Tiberius his mother Livia. Augustus agreed to allow Tiberius to retire to roads. Historians have debated Tiberius, his motivations for the self-imposed. Some think it was to avoid the shame of being married to Julia. To have affairs around Rome. Others believe it was to prove to Augusta's that he was more important to the empire as a senator than a military general, he a career change. And many are convinced it was to let a Gusta spend some time with guys and Lucius. And realize they weren't ready to rule either way. Tiberius spent almost seven years on roads there. He read books and practised rhetoric with Greek scholars. You listen to music and entertain friends at lavish banquets. More importantly, some historians also believe that Rhodes was the origin of the sexual perversions that would become such a fixture in Tiberius in later life. But they wouldn't take over for now in the year two B C e Tiberius received an unexpected message from Rome. Augusta's had discovered. Julia's affairs banished his daughter to an island and annulled her marriage to Tiberius. The following year in one BC e free of the shame of Julia, Tiberius sent a letter to Augusta's he requested permission to return back to Rome and Augustus agreed on the condition that Tiberius remain out of politics. At this point Augusta says, grandsons were old enough to ascend the throne. If he were to die in essence, Augusta's didn't need Tiberius as a lieutenant or babysitter anymore. Show in two e forty, four year old Tiberius finally returned to Rome. The homecoming was bittersweet. He was able to see his mother and family. He was free of the stress of military campaigns and imperial business. But suddenly he was.
"rome" Discussed on Dictators
"This season, we're time warping back to ancient Rome where we'll dive into the notoriously violent and depraved rains of emperors, Tiberius, Kalibbala, and Nero. All three men were related by complex family tree of blood and adoption that can be traced back to Emperor Augustus and Julius Caesar before him. Today will kick off this deep dive into the Roman Empire with the rise of Tiberius from his childhood in exile to his Awkward Adolescent Years in the shadow of Emperor? Augustus. Tiberius was an unlikely leader. Many Romans assumed he would never ascend the throne. Once he descended into madness and depravity. They wished he hadn't. Next week will chronicle Tiberius as final years in power, and we'll try to understand what triggered him to retreat to the island of Capri, where he built palaces of sexual perversion and dungeons of torture. Coming up Tiberius fraught childhood. This episode is brought to you by bull and branch incredibly soft sheets crafted with organic cotton. So comfortable, even three former US presidents have slept on them only at B. O. L. L., andbranch, dot com. This episode is brought to you by the National Highway, Traffic Safety Administration Forty eight states banned texting and driving. So if you do it, you're not only putting people at risk you're breaking the.
"rome" Discussed on Watch What Crappens
"Warrant that. The monogram on his Lapel said bg not sure could stay on for, but I'm thinking bill. Gates. What I say. So, Eric like I'll look. Like A. Obelisk cut things an OBLIGA-. Obelisk, and that is one of them things wrathful Egypt. No he's talking about the. The biggest the obelisk. Yeah. We're talking about the King Tut thing. Oh. Sorry. I was talking about the first Egyptian antiquity, which was a real one and. Don't ever leave the country. Okay. I guess I should make note of that. That's other like. I didn't mean. I wasn't really even shaming you about it. I was just saying. I feel name gets. To Marco. So. Yeah Erica's doesn't obelisk. It has a little cross on top, which is kind of funny. If you think about it because Erica's right the big clearly like stole it from the Asian, Egyptians than a little. Chris. On it. Now. So. Here's so She's like, yeah. Listen I'm offer. I'm here in Italy you know, hey, I was probably listen I'll probably I probably lived here. You know remember when I said I was a boy and Spain who was captured lived in the bottom of the ship well. Many lives. Not Little. Spanish boy. But I was I. Bet I was a Roman citizen having good job with gladiators. Guy Good. I'm glad it was just. Even. Imagine past life is boring. seriously. So then. The King Tut thing moves they go. In there and like jerks out at them like. The most obvious like clearly, there's a human being. It's. Like, you know those people were like statues and Times Square. And actually are like Oh. Look at that looks like they left a random. Cuff against the square. Let's go. Look at it. Does anyone know someone's Nicholas Cage National Treasure? That's lot. It's alive. So then. Sutton here, and she's like Oh my God. I cannot believe I'm in Rome praise Jesus to bureaucracy because I got bass for. So I could fly to Rome Commercial I. mean if I had to fly in the private plane, it would cost. I. Don't know a couple of dresses. They would have hurt hurt. So basically, your ex husband said, no, you're not getting the fucking plane, find your passport, you lose her, and then you at the couch until you found it. Tried to sell my complimentary dress hours, leave by cars fashion line, but got for was.
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"Much. Well Hello, and welcome to watch were crap in the podcast for all that crap. We just love to talk about on grabs. I'm Ronnie that's been over there. How being a? Hi, how are you? Good. Has Everything going for you today? Oh. My goodness I am fired up. Real houses. Beverly Hills got got me feeling things. So I'm ready. I'm ready ready to rumble K. Freddie. Let's start out with some small business shoutouts today. Shall we everybody? We hope you're taking care over there where your masks if you need went crap in Smerch. Dot Com, I got a lot of them `specially, Rennes. Lips which I don't even have on my desk anymore because I've been using it real life. Okay. So go get some masks and we hope you're taking care of each other go support each other's businesses We're really proud to know that. So many of you are small business owners, little batting. Yeah, and read a black owned small business. Shout out for Lisa. This is Lisa's has been cousins. Black owned Business Schuyler is an advocate for domestic violence survivors, and in her spare time she creates beautiful resin art. It's called Resin by sky in her Oetzi shop, and she's got keychains, airings, coasters, and more. She's been donating a portion of her sales to the beal movement. You can find our oetzi dot com slash shops slash resin by sky creations. Resin by Sky Creations. Oh Fan tastic. Okay. Let's see what I got here. This is from Mariss. So marris says she has something called. Avi and early. Av Av and only jewelry designs. They sell custom designed beaded name bracelets, anklets, and new colorful masculine yards that looked like necklaces, but connect your mask. So you don't actually lose it a throw it in a pocket or purse, which tends to be unsanitary. They're super cute and the best way not to lose your mask trying to. Yeah isn't that a really good idea. because I think anything that will encourage people to wear masks is like super super, super important. Today I read some interesting statistics that if pretty much like one hundred percent of people wore masks like that will happen. But if that did happen thirty this from NPR by the way thirty percent. The container we would we'd have less ground virus where thirty percents. Percent Fewer, which is a really really big deal. So go check out obvious. Orally, Jewelry Designs A. On instagram, it's shop Avi and orally, that's shop Avi and or l. y. and then on. Avi. Early. Jewelry design, a the I l. wide, you'll redesign. So go check that out. Do a mount today is very special because the housewives go to Rome Roma Italy K, we get to hear to read be number tendencies. The best. Italian speaker in the world for the Super Fun to watch. First thoughts on seeing Rome are people are probably covered in Burchett? Rome because there's a lot of the. Spurs. Packs of there's flocks of them. There's lots of people covered in Burchett and rams have fun with that. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was shot on in less than twenty four hours..
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"rome" Discussed on Rick Steves Italy Audio Tour?s?
"The spanish steps the wide curving staircase is one of rome's connex sites. It's hundred and thirty eight steps. Lead sharply up from the piazza di bunia partway up the steps. Fan out around a central terrace forming a butterfly shape. The design culminates at the top in one. Last obelisk framed between two baroque church towers at the foot of the steps. Is the aptly named sinking boat fountain. It was built by bernini or maybe his father bernini that would be. Pa tro read than gianlorenzo. That's right. This fountain is powered by that. Same ancient aqueduct. We've seen earlier. The aqua gina because the water pressure here is so the water can't shoot high in the air so bernini or his father. Yes they had to design the fountain to be low key a sinking boat filled with water. The piazza and the spanish steps are named for that spanish embassy. We just saw. It's been here for about three hundred years. The area has been the hang out of many romantics over the years. Rijkaard wagner gert and others for nineteenth century british aristocrats. This was the culmination of their grand tour of the famous sites of europe. They came to rome to see the decaying ruins to enjoy the warm climate and kick back and enjoy the laidback roman lifestyle. Here at the spanish steps. That british. Poet john keats punctured his mortality. He lived in the orange building on the right side of the steps and it was there that he died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of twenty five. His fellow romantic. The poet lord byron lived just across the square at number sixty six. I think i'll linger here for a while but when we're done with the steps how do i get home when you're ready to leave the metro. Stop called spagna is right here or grab a taxi at either end of the piazza to reach the top of the steps sweat free. There's a free elevator. Just inside the metro. Stop by the way. There's a pay toilet in the piazza. It's just by the middle palm tree and if you want some more sightseeing or some interesting shopping you could stroll down hill down via convert ditz lined with high end fashion shops gucci. And the like and a block down. That street is the venerable cafe greco so popular with those nineteenth century romantic travelers now do a final three hundred sixty degrees spin and taken the whole scene. The piazza is a happening place both day and night. Think of some of the themes. We've enjoyed on this walk. Fountains obelisks piazza's statues to lotto most. Definitely we've seen rome through the ages. I the grand monuments of ancient times. We saw how renaissance. Popes revived these treasures and repurpose them to make glorious urban spaces. But most of all. We've seen a bit of today's rome. A city where friends and families live much the same kind of life as their ancient cousins. It's the roman people who make this city what it is and they're they are just like us enjoying a stroll through the heart of rome. We hope you've enjoyed this walk through rome. Thanks to jeanne. Openshaw the co author of this tour. If you're planning more sightseeing with more audio tour is available for rome. The coliseum that roman form the pep theon the jewish ghetto and the vatican museums. With the sistine chapel remember. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves rome guidebook co-authored by rick steves gene open for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing in rome. Refer to this year's edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours. Podcasts and for information about our tv shows bus tours and travel gear. Visit our website at rick. Steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions cut at ca gel and bone via joe..
"rome" Discussed on Rick Steves Italy Audio Tour?s?
"The immaculate conception walk northop via sent andrea della frothy on the right at number sixteen is the key national headquarters of italy's democratic party. The pd keep going up the street as we've seen. Rome is the nation's political capital. It's also italy's religious and cultural capital but it's not the business capital that's milan and so the two cities are constantly bickering. The northerner say the romans are lazy with cushy government jobs they call it a roma letheren roam the thief they think of it as dirty inefficient and corrupt on the other hand. Romans dismiss the milas uptight orkla hollick's and they point out that when the northerners do go on holiday where do they come to rome. That's where they can enjoy some good food. The rich history. And the one thing romans have above all others la dolce vita these sent andrea very slightly left and becomes via propaganda via propaganda. Got its name because it was from here that the catholic church propagated or spread. It's message to the world. The epicenter was midway up the block at number one. This white and yellow building was the palace of the propagation of faith or propaganda feed. The building was designed by that dynamic. Baroque duo. bernini end. borough meany you can definitely see borough his hand in the concave lines. There's some above the entryways and also higher up on the corners. I love the carnoustie's the yellow and white flag over the door announces that this palace is still owned by the vatican. Keep going up the street beck. In the sixteen. Hundreds the propaganda palace was a big deal. It was the headquarters of the catholic church churches. Pr department a priority. After the reformation in the eighteen hundreds this department was charged with educating people about a doctrine called the immaculate conception. This was the idea that not only was jesus born pure but his mother. Mary was also conceived without sin. The idea had been around since medieval times but in eighteen fifty. Four pope pious. The ninth finally proclaimed it official dogma. They celebrated the announcement by building a major monument. And that's just ahead via propaganda opens up into a spacious square dominated by a single column topped with a statue of mary circle around to the front of the monument for the best view. The bronze statue of mary includes all her traditional symbols. she wears a diadem of stars for a halo. She's standing atop crescent moon atop a globe of the earth which is crushing satanic serpent to hammer home. The idea that the immaculate conception doctrine had a long tradition the architect placed mary atop a marble column that was itself ancient at the base. Sit statues a venerable and sage profits all in total agreement with the new doctrine notice by the way that the grand backdrop for the column is propaganda palace itself with its vatican flag. Picture the festive scene here. Every december eighth. That's the feast day of the immaculate conception. The pope attends the fire department brings out there ladder truck and they placed fresh flowers high on the statue even today you may see wilted remains of a flower wreath in mary's hand. This is the traditional event. That kicks off rome's christmas season now. Let's continue ahead to our final. Stop this spanish steps as you walk. Notice to mary's immediate left stands the spanish embassy. Rome has double the embassies as a normal capital. That's because every nation needs to steph two embassies here one to italy and one to the vatican. Spanish embassy is for the vatican and because of this embassy square and fame steps. Just ahead are called spanish now. Continue ahead to piazza dysplasia. Where there's always a crowd as we near the end of our walk. You may be getting a little hungry as you may have noticed. The italians are masters at the art of fine eating lingering over a multicourse meal at an outdoor table watching a parade of passers-by while a sip wine with loved ones. It's one of rome's great pleasures. Rome has a few signature dishes. There's spaghetti alla carbonara alla romana is the little dumplings. In season they enjoy fresh artichokes or cut trophy. Sultan boca is veal in marinated us. And of course there's always the traditional trip alla romana tripe or intestines. It's as good as it sounds yom end for dessert. Why not do as the locals do crappy gelato or a cone and stroll the streets. You soon reach the happy white noise of sea of people out enjoying another of rome's venerable gathering spots the spanish.
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"Parliament. And it's obelisk this square with the italian parliament is marked by an egyptian obelisk from the sixth century bc. For half a millennium. It stood tall at temple in egypt. Then it was taken from egypt here to rome as trophy by augustus to proclaim his victory over mark. Antony and cleopatra the obelisk is made of red granite and stands seventy feet tall or well over a hundred feet when you include the base in egypt. obelisks were connected with the sun. God raw some say. The pointed stones were meant to look like sunrays by extension. They symbolized the heavenly energy granted by the gods to the pharaohs who were gods on earth. Roman emperors loved that idea to proclaim their divinity. They erected obelisks in public places. Think of the engineering effort that brought this obelisk the head to corey it. Carve it out of a single piece of stone and erected in egypt. Then after the romans came along they had to take down and roll it on logs to the water's edge and then loaded onto a special barge. Then they'd sale it across the mediterranean and up the tiber and finally bringing it overland to this spot and hoisted up. I bet there are lots of ancient obelisks littering the floor of the mediterranean augusta. Set this obelisk up by his selenium. That was a shrine dedicated. To the god of the sun it worked as a sundial and a calendar. It cast a shadow on a set of lines that marked the days of the year. This followed the brand new calendar instituted by gusta stepdad. Julius caesar the obelisk was aligned. So that on the day of justice birthday the shadow would fall directly across the solarium. After the fall of rome the obelisk was lost it was rediscovered and redirected right here in the seventeen hundreds just like the pharaohs and the emperor's before them pope's also loved the idea of the heavens giving them divine powers as rulers here on earth. They topped these obelisks. With crosses this is the only one in rome. Still kept with pre christian ornament. Ah globe with sunray on top today. This obelisk still functions as a sundial. In fact follow the zodiac markings on the ground to our next site the parliament building. This impressive building is where the lower chamber of congress meets to govern the nation of italy. You'll see heavy security. You may also see politicians coming and going political demonstrations and tv cameras if some major law has just been passed. This stately building is often the backdrop for reporters on the tv news. The palazzo has a long history of governance. Note the relief to the right of the door. It shows lady justice before italy was unified back in the nineteen th century. The high court of the people state met here. the building. Spacious facade is designed by our old friend. Bernini it bulges in the middle to make this. Small square field grander at either end of the facade. Notice the strips of jagged stones. This rustic back to nature style was popular in the baroque age. We'll see more fake grotto stones in a few minutes at the trevy fountain..
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"The coliseums two thousand year legacy with the coming of christianity to rome the coliseum deadly games slowly became politically incorrect however gladiator contests continued here sporadically until they were banned in four thirty. Five animal. hunts continued a few decades more as rome's empire old and the infrastructure crumbled. The stadium itself was neglected. Finally around five twenty three. After nearly five hundred years of games the last animal was slaughtered and the coliseum. Shut its doors for the next thousand years. The structure was inhabited by various squatters used as makeshift apartments or shops as a church as a cemetery or as a place of refuge during civil disturbances over time the coliseum was eroded by wind rain the strain of gravity a series of earthquakes weakened the structure and a powerful quake in thirteen forty nine toppled the south side more than anything. The coliseum was dismantled by the roman citizens themselves who used it as a quarry throughout the middle ages and the renaissance they carted off pre cut stones to be reused palaces and churches including saint peter's much of the marble was pulverized into mortar and three hundred tonnes of iron brackets were pride out and melted down resulting in the pockmarking. You see today. Finally in the sixteenth century a series of popes took pity on the pagan structure. They saw themselves as protectors of rome's legacy and preservers of the memory of the christians who may have been martyred here whether true or not they short up the south and west sides with bricks and placed the big cross on the north side of the arena. Today the coliseum links rome's past with its vital present major political demonstrations begin or end here providing them in iconic backdrop for the tv cameras on good fridays. The pope comes here to lead pilgrims as they follow. The stations of the cross as a legend goes so long as the coliseum shells. Stand the city of rome shall stand as well. For nearly two thousand years the colosseum has been the enduring symbol of rome. The eternal city. We hope you enjoyed this. Walk through the roman colosseum. Thanks to jeanne openshaw. The co author of this tour. If you're up for more sightseeing the roman forum is just one hundred yards away and we have another audio tour available for that. We also have audio tours for the pantheon for saint peter's and for the sistine chapel remember. This tour was excerpted from the rick. Steves rome guidebook. Co-authored with jeanne openshaw for more details on eating sleeping and sightseeing in rome referred to this year's edition of that guidebook for more free audio tours and podcasts and for information about our guidebooks tv shows bus tours and travel gear. Visit our website at rick. Steves dot com. This tour was produced by cedar house. Audio productions cannot see every day and bone biagio..
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"The pantheon perhaps the most magnificent building surviving from ancient rome is this temple. It was called the pen theon because it was dedicated to all pan. The gods feels the temples columns show the scale. The ancient roman built on their forty feet tall made of granite each of them carved from a single huge piece. The columns support a triangular shaped greek style. Peppermint try reading the inscription. 'em agrippa l f and so on it saying that marcus. Agrippa built the pantheon but in fact it was built or fetch it by emperor hadrian around the year. One twenty the temple faces a piazza as it has since ancient times back. Then this was an elegant square a gathering place it was surrounded by columns supporting shaded walkways. The ancient romans introduced the whole piazza culture. And as you can see it thrives to this day notice how. Today's square slants down to the pantheon. In ancient times the square was much lower. The pantheon actually stood above street level approached by a staircase but centuries of sediment from the flooding. Tiber river have raised the piazza to today's height. Check out the fountain in the center of the square. The fountain itself dates from the eighteenth century. But the obelisk in the middle is ancient. It originally decorated a sanctuary near here dedicated to the egyptian goddess isis. Rome had no problem worshiping. The gods of other cultures and since much of rome's grain came from egypt. They were more than happy to have a place around here for their a businessman. By the way notice. How the fountain steps disappear into the pavement. Another case of modern sediment swallowing up older structures. The pantheon is one of rome's great wonders. Feel free to take some time on your own hair stroll amid the forced of columns check out the huge bronze door but as impressive as the outside is the greatest wonder is inside a magnificent room with a domed ceiling. This interior dome inspired later. Domes including michelangelo's peters and brunelleschi's duomo in florence. Our tour does not go inside but we do have a companion tour dedicated solely to the pantheon. This would be a great time to spice that india experience. Otherwise it's time to move on from here. Are what continues past some interesting landmarks. On the way to the trevy fountain next track rick and i will guide you along from the pantheon to piazza paprika with your back to the pantheon veer to the right head uphill toward the yellow sign that reads casa del cafe. This marks a coffee shop called tut's doro one of rome's top coffeeshops. It dates back to the days. When this area was granted a special license to roast coffee beans locals come here for a shot of espresso or when it's hot. A refreshing grenada cafe compund. That's a coffee slush with cream. if it's open circle through the cafe enjoy the smell and energy of a classic italian cafe scene. Coffee to go is simply wrong here in rome locals pit cashier bring their receipt to the barista and enjoy an elegant little break. That's the whole idea. This scene is unchanged since the early nineteen eighties. When an american named howard schultz traveled to italy he was inspired to start a fancy coffee shop back in seattle today. Starbucks is making. Its way back to italy when you're done with your little coffee break. Continue past the coffee shop heading up via daily or funny after a short block via daily funny opens up into an intimate square called piazza. Capron ika as you enter. The square directly ahead is a big plane building. The palazzo capron. Akot notice the stubby tower on the left end back in medieval times. This tower stood much taller. Powerful nobles like the capron kaz needed such fortified towers for their own security medieval rome had of these stone towers kinda like that famous hill town of san gimignano. A couple hours. North of here does today but when a stronger central government arrived the rulers decreed that all the nobles would need to cut off their towers. If you know where to look you can see. Stubby remains like this all over rome and all over italy. The six story building to the left is nothing special but it's typical of a middle class. Roman apartment building circa sixteen fifty look between the apartment and the palazzo find the circular little shrine on the street corner like the city is busy with tourists today. Five hundred years ago this was the domain of pilgrim's worshipful spots like this made the pilgrims feel welcome. Leave the piazza to the right of the palace. Heading down the short street called via inequality you'll pass by a church. This may look like just another rome's many places of worship but like so many of rome's churches it's much better than its three hundred year old baroque facade. People have worshipped for at least thirteen hundred years. We're now headed to see something. That's even older than the church. In fact it's older than christianity. It says old as the birth of rome itself via acquirer leads to a t intersection at the intersection turn left. You'll enter.
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"Heading upstairs roman brick and concrete while the coliseums exterior was built with big blocks of heavy travertine. The interior uses another great roman invention brick and concrete. They built hollow shells of brick then filled them in with concrete made of rubble. Brick shells filled with concrete could be shaped into pillars and arches to support the bleacher seats which radiate out and up from the arena the bare brick. We see today was once faced with sheets have ornamental marble and decorative columns a few marble seats have been restored. You can see them at the far east end of the arena. The coliseum was built at rome's peak midway in its glorious history. Remember rome lasted a thousand years from five. Hundred to five hundred eighty. It grew for five hundred years peaked for two hundred years and fell for three hundred years for the first half. Rome was a republic ruled by elected senators with an economy based on farming and trading wine and olive oil. The next five hundred years rome with an empire ruled by a dictator called the caesar rome's wealth came from conquering and occupying foreign lands which supplied rome with booty tribute and slave labor. The coliseum was built in imperial times as a grand venue for public spectacles sponsored by emperors and ambitious politicians admire the view. From here in the cheap seats the coliseum was strictly segregated down at ringside the emperor senators. Vestal virgins and vip sat on marble seats with their names carved on him. The next level up was for those of noble birth. The level we're at was probably for free. Roman citizens called plebeian 's end up at the very top one hundred yards from the action. There were once wooden bleachers for the poorest people for foreigners slaves and women that top story of the coliseum is mostly ruined but some of it survives along the north side. This was not part of the original three story structure but was added around two thirty. Ad after a fire picture the awning that could have been stretched across the top of the stadium. It was strung along horizontal beams pointed inward toward the center the owning only covered about a third of the stadium so those at the top always enjoyed shade while many nobles down below roasted in the sun by now you should be at the west end of the upper level. Here you'll find a bookstore nearby. There are often temporary exhibits. But we're here for the view so find a spot in the open air. Where you can look west side the coliseum you'll see several monuments nearby including the big white triumphal arch of constantine from this viewpoint. Look down on the hoards of terrorists buzzing around the base of the coliseum and picture them in togas the coliseum settings along the southwest side of the coliseum is the arch of constantine which will talk about a bit later beyond the arch rises. Palatine hill dotted with umbrella pines the pedestrian roadway. That leads west from the arch is the via sacra or sacred way once rome's main street. It heads up an inclined toward the arch of titus. You can just see the white top of that arch from here. That marks the start of the form. The religious political and commercial heart of ancient rome the coliseum was built between three of rome's legendary seven hills the palatine the esquel line to the north and the sealion to the south. The coliseum was built on land where the notorious emperor nero once had his sumptuous golden house with a colossal statue of himself standing at the front door. The house stretched from the arch of titus in the form across the valley. Where the call us siham stands today and up onto the s line hill with the construction of this mammoth arena. Narrows statue became the coliseums one hundred foot tall doorman then look to the west in the direction of the forum between the coliseum and the forum are some rune sitting atop a raised rectangular shaped hell. You'll recognize the hill by some door. Like openings cut into the hills support wall atop the hill are ruins of a tall arched alcove made of brick.
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"A walk through the heart of rome. Rome is a city of magnificent ancient ruins. But it's also a city of intimate neighborhoods this walk winds through an urban village of narrow lanes panoramic piazza's fanciful fountains and some of europe's best people watching hi. I'm rick steves. Thanks for joining me on. Walk through a district. I like to call the heart roll. We'll start in company fury one of the city's most colorful squares. We'll see a few grand monuments. Like the stately. Pantheon plus ancient obelisks and ceremonial columns. We'll pass public fountains like bernini four rivers and the gushing trevy develop. We'll see the rome of today. A glitzy shopping mall and the capitol buildings for italy's parliament. Most of all will see romans. The throngs of locals who love to get out of their steffi apartments stroll. The streets greet their neighbors and just enjoy that ritual. Pus agenda allow about two hours for this mile. Long walk that ends at rome's gathering place the spanish steps. This walk works well anytime a day. In daytime hours there's the company fury market in trendy fashion boutiques and a chance to actually go inside the pantheon but sunset brings unexpected magic. A stroll in the cool of the evening shows off the romance of the eternal city at best. Watch lovers straddling more than the bench. Jay walk past pull it in their bulletproof vests and marvel at the ramshackle elegance that softens this brutal city for those who were born here and can't imagine living anywhere else these are the flavors of rome. Best enjoyed after dark okay. Let's get started by the way if you'd be visiting the pantheon interior be sure to download my companion audio tour of the pantheon. Now grab some coins for the fountain. A gelato for nourishment. And let's head out on.
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"Not the decline of rome's did you find yourself in the position of having to may be correct people's time line and refrain their ideas about roma little bit when they emerge as the power in the mediterranean when they are rome is like the prologue of my book so there is there is this connection between the roman military apparatus and political apparatus in administrative apparatus becoming the strongest thing but having not lead directly to the collapse of their republican system of government and so it's really it's it's the beginning of the end of the roman republic which is going to collapse within a hundred years but roman civilization when it becomes the empire it gets taken over by you know basically military dictators is is who's gonna wind up running rome but like the glory the golden age of rome is is a couple of actually 100 years down the road so there is is interesting connection between rome achieving supremacy and then completely losing its old republican values and participatory governme clinton limited rule and in a one person not just calling all the shots yana understand that the reason you focused on these particular few decades from one hundred thirty three to eighty b c was it was sort of your answer to all the people who come up to you and ask where are we in terms of the roman time line right yeah went yeah when i was doing a history of rome um you know it it's a constant question has been a constant question my whole life i don't know i'm sure i don't know when people see now like right after world war two people are like is america rome heads of people ask me know is america roman usually it's not um you know this is this is not an exercise in like really rigorous history to say like okay yeah so it starts here and then like and then like you know this period winds up with this exactly but you know if you sit back and kind of look at the trajectory of roman civilisation from their founding through the expulsion of the king's the creation of the republic regional expansion than likes or global expansion um there's there's plenty of decent parallel.