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"samarkand" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria

Book Club with Julia and Victoria

08:19 min | 3 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria

"Form kind of influences the theme, both of romance and of time travel, so our last sci-fi element, these letters are from the future. So we'll talk about how all these genres tied together and why we think it makes it a great book. Sweet. So first off, romance. The writing style, I think, is what really hits you out of the gate as like, this is different. Yes. When I sit down to read a book that has been pitched to me as sci-fi, and I know it has been written in the last 5 years, I'm not expecting the writing style that we got. It is quite flowery in places, quite romantic, very descriptive and poetic. I found this wonderful meme that a ball had also reposted and so we will link in the show notes, but your favorite part of the show where I just describe a photo. I will now describe it to you. This is two birds saying, wow, check it out. And they're like, what fiery foliage? Supremely scarlet. They're looking at these leaves that are red. Seducing these sanguine vividly vermillion. Seriously, cerise. Remarkably rupiah's partially peace categorically cochineal. It's really red. Reader had tweeted it. I'm all said, found this sort of you writing your parts of this is how you lose the time war. And it's great. Do you want to give us an example of what we're talking about here? Yes, I would. Okay, so this is like the very, very first page, this sort of an example of what this book sounds like. So when red wins, she stands alone. Blood slicks her hair. She breathes out steam in the last night of this dying world. That was fun. She thinks, but the thoughts sours in the framing. It was clean at least. Climb up times threads into the past and make sure no one survives this battle to muddle the future her agency's arranged. The futures in which her agency rules in which read herself is possible. She's come to not the strand of history, and sear it until it melts. She holds a corpse that was once a man. Her hands gloved in its guts, her fingers clutching its alloy spine. She lets go, and the exoskeleton clatters against rock, crude technology, ancient. Bronze to depleted uranium. He never had a chance. That is the point of red. See that right there, I was already explaining the mutually exclusive futures I just didn't understand at all. What it meant. Anyway, so you get like, even that one sentence, the thought sours in the framing. That's like such an old school way to write a process statement like a feeling statement. Like in the framing in the telling in the whatever with an ING verb, like no one does that anymore. And it just gets flowery or from there. Yeah, like the meme, right? They're just coming up with more and more poetic and sort of metaphoric ways to describe things, especially colors. And sometimes, like, the pros was so flowery and metaphorical that I at least had a hard time knowing what I was supposed to take literally and what was metaphor, especially with all the technical stuff of them moving in and out of time in ways that are kind of hard to conceptualize, you know? And it's so interesting to have a romantic take on sci-fi, right? Like you talked about how unexpected it was. I feel like we normally rely on extremely technical language like Star Trek, right? They try and make it all sound real all scientific. And this book says, screw that. We're going to make it all sound like poetry. Like, we literally wrote did Victor Hugo co write this. That man loves a sentence, and he loves an adjective. Because he's just trying to make it as beautiful and deep with so much feeling, right? Whereas I think we normally think of sci-fi as the absence of feeling. This book has so much feeling in it because of the way that it's written. And then like further along, as you get more into the story, it gets more romantic with a capital R, like the sort of romantic style of writing and also more romantic in the sense that there's a romance. Occurring, as the love story develops. So this letter that Victoria is about to read is like sort of the Pinnacle of the romantic writing style and also the romance. It's like where they admit their feelings for each other. Yes. Dear blue. I wish I could see your triumph. Knowing something of your mission, of the nature of your embedment. Having committed the beat of your footsteps to my heart, I sense the change you will wreck upon us. The season turns. You will be free from your recovery and from your task. I'll be sent no doubt to undo the damage you caused, and will run again, the two of us, up thread and down, firefighter, and fire starter, two predators only sated by each other's words. Do you laugh sea foam? Do you smile ice, and observe your triumph with an angel's remove? Sapphire flamed Phoenix, risen, do you command me once again to look upon your works in despair? I distract myself. I talk of tactics and of methods. I say how I know how I know. I make metaphors to approach the enormous fact of you on slant. I send you this letter on a falling star, reentry will score and test it, but will not melt it away. I write in fire across the sky, a plummet to match your rise. Your praise cuts me because though I speak so easily of certain things, though I rush through ground that to you seems mind, it's only earth to me. But your last letter, I am so good at missing things. At making myself not see. I stand at a cliff's edge in hell. I love you blue. Have I always haven't I? When did it happen? Or has it always happened? Like your victory love spreads back through time. It claims our earliest association are battles and losses. Assassinations become assignations. There was, I am sure a time I did not know you, or did I dream that me, as I've so often dreamed of you, have we always fulfilled one another in the chase? I remember hunting you through Samarkand, thrilling to think I might touch the loosening strands of your hair. I want to be a body for you. I want to chase you, find you. I want to be eluded and teased and adored. I want to be defeated and victorious. I want you to cut me sharpen me. I want to drink tea beside you in ten years, or thousand. Flowers grow far away on a planet, they'll call cephalus, and these flowers bloom once a century, when the living star and its black hole binary enter conjunction, I want to fix you a bouquet of them, gathered across 800,000 years, so you can draw our whole engagement in a single breath, all the ages we've shaped together do you want to pick up? Sure. I veer rhapsodic, my prose purples. And yet I don't think you'll laugh, or if you do, the laughter would delight me. Maybe I've over read the simple word with which you close your letter, but I can never over read you, and the word you chose is not simple. Maybe I overstep your bounds. And to be honest, love confuses me. I've never felt it before this. I've had joy and sex, I've had fast friendships, neither feels right for this, and this feels bigger than both. So let me say what I mean as well as I can. I sought loneliness when I was young. You've seen me there on my promontory patient and unaware, but when I think of you, I want to be alone together. I want to strive against and for. I want to live in contact. I want to be a context for you and you for me. I love you and I love you and

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"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:47 min | 3 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Very little indication of that so far. It has created huge economic pressures and indeed is creating massive disruption for people in their everyday lives. But there's a couple of elements to it. First of all, it also seems that he quite likes this control, being able to arbitrarily lock places down, I mean, you see the use of COVID lockdown techniques and being directed not just for health purposes, but to specific political effects and there's a sort of given his approach to the system as a whole, this kind of centralized control model. It does actually seem like it's something you'd rather like. But the economic costs have been significant. I think particularly for international firms that are used to having China as a well functioning supply location. This has been the biggest disruption that has been in decades actually. You have to go back to the early 90s to have something that looks like quite such an economic shock across such a sustained period of time. So you would think that he will be looking for a way out of it, but he's put so much personal emphasis on the zero COVID policy. He's very, very personally associated with this. And it's being portrayed as the kind of ideological success on China's part by contrast to the feckless west. So I think he's still quite tied to it for now and it's still difficult to see an easy way out, particularly given the Chinese government's unwillingness to roll our mRNA vaccines given the failures of their own vaccine. And another big headache, of course, for him is Ukraine. We saw at the start of the year that declaration of friendship with a Putin's Russia, they were pretty pally the pair of them at the opening of the Beijing, Winter Olympics. What's the state of their alliance now and are there any jitters in the party about it? I wouldn't necessarily say jitters in the party, but I mean, this was for China and procedure ping partnership with Russia of this quality and depth was understood to be really the big prize for China. In a context in which Xi Jinping is kind of talking about struggle with the United States and struggle with the west as the main trend in the global system that they think they're having to face. Russia is one of the only full spectrum partners that they really have, militarily, diplomatically, in intelligence, and China doesn't have a fantastic list of partners and allies when you go down the list of North Korea, Cambodia, these sorts of countries. So a deep partnership with Russia was understood to be something of real value for China. They've been obviously disappointed that the war has gone so badly for them. I think they'd hoped it would be successful and successful quickly, and they'd be able to move on to other areas of cooperation. So you saw when the two men met in Samarkand, Putin mentioning some disquiet that had been conveyed on the Chinese side. And not that they're concerned about the conduct of the war atrocities or anything like this, but rather they would like this to be over. They'd like the effects on the global economic system to be to be over and they don't like the fact that they're so directly tied to this. Xi Jinping, as you mentioned, and very visibly and openly getting up with Putin to agree this no limits partnership back in February means that how Russia affects in this is also seen to be something broader than just a Russia Ukraine question. It seemed to be whether authoritarian powers are able to take on the west and succeed. And at the moment it doesn't look like it. And finally, just briefly, I mean, the situation in Hong Kong has changed dramatically in the past 5 years. Is that something that he's going to be sort of trumpeting and effective victory there assumption of the territory? And are we going to hear much on Taiwan? He has already been trumpeting this in his speech certainly. He's portrayed what's gone on in Hong Kong as a big success. And Taiwan, the language that's being used has been a little careful. We were potentially expecting some indications of timeline or kind of heightened threat. It's been a certain degree of continuity, which has been slightly reassuring given the extremely kind of belligerent context that we've been seeing from China around Taiwan, particularly after the Pelosi visit. But Hong Kong is being portrayed as a success model that could be replicated in the case of Taiwan. So there's no running back on that either and Taiwan is still portrayed very clearly as a start mission of the Chinese national for reunification and he's made it very clear that the use of force is not renounced. Andrew small, thank you very much.

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"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:45 min | 4 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"President Vladimir Putin is preparing to formally annex around 15% of Ukrainian territory, following a series of sham referendums in the east of the country. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has admitted mistakes were made in its drive to mobilize Russian army reservists to fight in Ukraine. Sergei petrikov, who served as Ukraine's deputy minister of justice between 2014 and 19, joins me now from Kyiv. Good afternoon to you, Sergei, many thanks for coming on the show. Now, Russia is annexing at least 90,000 km² of Ukrainian territory. Is there anything apart from violence that can stop this happening? Well, there's not much that we can do apart from tightening the sanctions for the Russian economy and the people directly responsible for this sham referenda. What I think is important is not only to consolidate the EU countries, but also have a consolidated position within the NATO countries. Whereas we still see this ambivalent position of turkey that has been helping Russia in their actions. And although turkey has explicitly condemned these shamra friend and will not recognize the annexation of the territory, we do believe that having a consolidated nature position more strongly reacting to that would be something that sends a clear signal to Putin that the further exacerbation of the situation will make him only weaker. And what about other countries like, for instance, I mean, could China and India be doing more perhaps around the idea of a gas prices? Well, absolutely. I mean, at the latest summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization in Samarkand, there was a clear signal, although not made publicly from China and India that they see the negative consequences on this war on their economies. And they urged Putin to stop it. And interestingly enough, instead of doing that, he just raised the stakes and declared him in Russia. So I think what the Western Allies could work on is further explaining to that two Chinese and Indian counterparts that the war in that Russia is waging is having a negative impact on the world economy. That will mostly affect the fragile economy in the east and they are the ones who are going to suffer. And in this way, they will change their position with respect to this war from this neutral positive to something that is going to be more negative towards the Putin's plans. Russia has made it clear that by annexing this territory, it now belongs to Russia and so any attempt to any attempt to retake the region would constitute an attack on Russia itself. Will that stop Ukraine fighting back? I mean, we know that pushbacks already begun will it stop now? It will not stop anything that you train does. Well, first point is that because of the successful counter offensive in hierarchic region, this region is not included in this sham referendum at all. Secondly, we already had certain limited attacks on Crimea that is now controlled by Russia and borderline territories of Russia that are used to supply the army in Ukraine. Which is did not have any response from Russia. So I mean, this is nothing new. We are having a full bore against Russia. We've been attacking their supply lines within the Russian territory. So from our perspective, there's shem referenda doesn't change anything for us. And we've also heard this nuclear threats from Russia before. So again, we're just being prepared for any scenario. And just confirming our resolve to end this war by winning it. But I mean, China has Russia has been very, very clear on nuclear weapons saying that if it's pushed beyond its limits, it will defend itself in that way and that this is certainly not a bluff. Do you think that the Kremlin will use nuclear weapons? And if so, what type would they be tactical weapons? I think it will really depend on the position of nature states. But also on the position of the other big states like China and India. And it seems that all of those states are really unwilling to see nuclear weapons being used for the first time since the Second World War. So I think as soon in a very clear signal to put in although even if it's done non publicly in a way that that does not show all of the cards, will be the only thing that will deter him from doing that, explaining

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"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:33 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Is the globalist with me M and elson and a very warm welcome to today's program. Ahead in the next 60 minutes, happy to meet an old friend Xi Jinping gives his reaction to his first face to face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine, but can Russia's president convince the Chinese leader of his actions, also coming up? The first on the matter of Russia and Ukraine, there is no one in South Africa who supports war. This is the position of South Africa. We support a search for peace. U.S. president Joe Biden and South Africa's president Cyril ramaphosa meet at The White House. Are we looking at an era of renewed cooperation? Plus, it's been a year since the U.S., the UK and Australian government formed this. Today we join our nations in the next generation partnership. And so Friends orcus is born. A new enhanced trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. We'll ask, has it been worth it? That's all coming up on the globalist life from London. First, look at what else is happening in today's news, a mass grave containing almost 450 bodies has been found near izium days after Ukrainian troops recaptured the city from occupying Russian forces. Iran's president has said that U.S. sanctions must be lifted if a new nuclear deal is to be signed. Military chiefs from 30 NATO countries meet in talent today to discuss the new strategic concept agreed at the alliance's most recent summit in June, and the Republican state governor of Texas says two buses carrying migrants have been deliberately driven to just outside vice president Kamala Harris residence in Washington, D.C.. Stay tuned to monocle 24 throughout the day for more on these stories, but first, the last time China's leader Xi Jinping met the Russian president was in February. It was in Sochi, where Vladimir Putin could display all the prowess of hosting the Winter Olympics. The two men famously declared a friendship with no limits. Days later, Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, that limitless relationship has not only been tested, but the balance of power between them and new men and two men is no longer equal. And it is in this context that they met again at the Shanghai cooperation organization summit in Samarkand in Uzbekistan. While Natalia vasilyeva is the Moscow correspondent for the telegraph, she joins us from Samarkand and Patricia Thornton is associate professor in the politics of China at the University of Oxford, former acting editor of the China quarterly as well. Good morning to you both. Good morning. Natalie, if we could begin with you, if you could just tell us what it was what it was like yesterday, what happened? Sure. Well, first off, I have to say that this is probably I've covered many some high level meetings in the past. And I have never seen quite the security lockdown that we have here. Cars are barred from the streets, schools, and public office session down. All of that was clearly done for C is making his first visit abroad since the COVID pandemic started. And we didn't really actually hear see much from the two leaders yesterday. They had a meeting with their delegations. They were sitting at a massive table several meters away from each other as we know Chinese pursuing a very strict zero COVID policies. There was one thing that was quite extraordinary that came out of the meeting is the fact that Putin said that he was aware of China's growth concerns and questions about his invasion of Ukraine. Which is quite a stunning admission given the fact that Russia had hoped that China would be all in and. Let's bring in Patricia Thornton, Natalia just mentioned the fact that Vladimir Putin said he understood that Xi Jinping had questions and concerns about the situation in Ukraine. Just how deep do these concerns run? That's a very good question and we honestly we don't know very much because the transcripts or whatever conversations that they have have not yet been released, but of course one thing that one quote that did emerge was that Xi Jinping, first of all, he called Vladimir Putin, his old and his dear friend. But then secondly, and I think more importantly that he called upon his Russian colleague to show an example of being a responsible world power and playing a leading role. So as to take the world onto the trajectory of sustainable and positive development. And many people are thinking many experts are now thinking that this is an implicit criticism of Putin and his waging of this war in Ukraine. It did feel very much, doesn't it, Patricia, that the balance has very much shifted in terms of who wields the ultimate power here. I mean, some news outlets have said that Putin had to go with his hat doffed, his capped off. Oh, absolutely. In this particular case, I mean, Russia has now fallen clearly as a junior partner in this relationship with Xi Jinping really exercising a lot of power and control. When it comes to what China can do in this situation, it has stopped short of sending arms to Ukraine, hasn't it. Yes, and it has, in fact, stopped short of actually mentioning the Ukraine conflict and openly supporting the conflict. But Lee jianshu, who was the third ranking official in China today, did have a meeting in Kazakhstan in which he did praise Russia and talked about again, reasserting its support for Russia and its concerns about provocations coming from and did not mention the U.S., but the west and its allies. How do you think the Russians and indeed Vladimir Putin is going to feel that that he is now not quite on a par with she? Well, I mean, certainly this is a win win situation for China and for Xi Jinping because if Russia becomes weaker, then obviously China is securing its northern border and this can only benefit China. Both regionally and globally, Chinese already been really benefiting from cheaper oil and it's been snapping up those energy supplies of very substantially. And then if China I'm sorry, if Russia emerges victorious somehow in Ukraine, then obviously this is placed into China's hand as well with its unlimited friendship with Putin. So either way, for China, I see this as a win. Just think listing think about the geography a little bit. In the middle of all these in between Russia and China, you have the likes of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. And there are several former Soviet former Soviet Central Asian countries, four of which are members of the SCO, which is who are holding this conference, and they don't support Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They used to be part of Ukraine used to be part of the USSR as well. How does this shift the balance for China's neighbors?

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"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:30 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Carolina or from all agents. On the next all of it, shrinkflation, janky, baller, pumpkin spice these are a few of the 370 new words merriam Webster just officially welcomed to its pages. We'll speak to the dictionary's editor at large about how words are chosen and will take your calls. I'm Alison Stewart, join me for all of it. Weekdays at noon. On WNYC. It's morning edition from NPR news, I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve inscape. Good morning, more than a dozen national leaders are meeting today in Uzbekistan in Central Asia. Our focus is on two in particular, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Russia's leader is directing a disastrous invasion of Ukraine. China's leader tied his country to Russia in what they called a no limits strategic partnership just before the invasion went wrong. NPR Russia correspondent Charles maines is in Moscow and following the summit, hey there Charles? Hi there. What's the setting for this meeting? Well, you know, the slogan going into the summit has been the world is coming to summer con, and it's almost true. You've got the leaders of 15 countries that represented over 3 billion people gathering in this ancient Silk Road city. A security as you might imagine is very tight. You can now only get into summer con by train, and even then you need a special QR code. This is an annual event, but it's the first time participants have met in person since the pandemic, and that's providing a little curiosity for some like Vladimir Putin. It's a rare venture outside of Russia. Well, for Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, this trip is the first time he's actually traveled anywhere outside China since the pandemic began three years ago. Okay, so each of them is the leader of what is seen in its own way a dominant power, although one is looking less and less dominant in its region by the day. What are their leaders do? Well, you know, these two leaders, they're expected to hold bilateral talks later today, the Kremlin says they'll focus heavily on Ukraine. Head of the trip Putin's foreign policy adviser praised what he called the special significance of the meeting. As you noted, these two leaders last time when they met pledge their friendship had quote no limits. But Russia likes to say that China has a well balanced approach to Ukraine and by that they mean that Beijing is not critical of the Kremlin's actions and supports Moscow's wider argument that NATO expansion in Europe provoked this whole Ukrainian crisis in fact just last week a top Chinese official was in Russia and offered the most vocal support for Russia's military campaign we've heard so far. According to Russian analyst field, I spoke with earlier today, it reflects growing trust between the two sides. The partnership is still very strong. And the very fact that China rejected all attempts by Americans and Europeans to convince Chinese to take distance from Russian behavior and to be at least neutral, if not critical. All those attempts, they failed. You know, but you can have says this fundamentally isn't China's war and she knows it. So for example, he hasn't provided weapons to Moscow, and he hasn't been willing to risk western sanctions. Even as China's plucked up discounted oil from Russia, which it needs to prohibit its economy towards Asia, particularly as Europe wins itself from Russian energy. Listening to your talk, it sounds like there are some limits to the strategic partnership, and I suppose if you're Putin, you have to wonder what happens as you become more and more dependent on your one big ally China. You do, and this is also coming at a time that's not great for the Russian leader. Putin hasn't publicly commented on these recent Ukrainian counteroffensive, these gains that we've seen on the battlefield, certainly in Russia, his spokesman insist the military operation will continue until Russia reaches its objectives, but she named ping Jinping is certainly aware of what's going on and he'll need to decide if and when, Russia becomes a drain on China, either politically or economically. We're not there yet, but the truth is Russia needs China these days much more than the other way around. And Putin will certainly be looking to make sure China's support won't waiver given Russia's recent setbacks. I guess we should also mention when you talk about Samarkand, this is a region of empire that's been contested by different empires for centuries and centuries, China is off to one side, Russia is off to the other side and used to actually control that very city. What else is going on at this summit? Well, there are a lot of subplots here. You know, they're Central Asia, former Soviet republics like Kazakhstan, that are nervous about recent Russian expansionism. There's also kind of a den of rivals aspect to this summit. You know, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting with one another. Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan are at odds over a border dispute. There's Indian Pakistan, also with their long rivalry. So in that sense, you know, the Uzbeks, the hosts say they'll have a joint statement at the end, but I suspect they'll have to go pretty wide if they're going to satisfy everyone. And Paris Charles maines, thanks so much, really appreciate it. Thank you. It has been nearly a year since tens of thousands of Haitian migrants converged on Del Rio, Texas. You might remember those controversial images. Those border patrol agents on horseback, trying to corral a crowd of black migrants. Since then, this stretch of the remote Rio Grande has become the busiest segment for a legal crossings on the entire U.S. Mexico border. And piers Joel rose was just in Del Rio and he joins me now to talk about what he found. Hagel. Hey, Rachel. So what is the situation in Del Rio at this point? Well, first off, it is much less chaotic now. Remember a year ago those images of tens of thousands of migrants in a makeshift camp under the international bridge in Del Rio. That's not happening now. But border crossings are still very high. I talked to Tiffany burrow, she's the operations director for the Valverde border humanitarian coalition in Del Rio. Folks from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Those would be my top countries that I'm seeing right now. Burroughs organization helps these migrants after they've been released from border patrol custody to catch buses and planes out of Del Rio. Lately, they've been helping well over a thousand migrants per week, which is a lot for this small organization and burrow says there is no end in sight. Okay, so Del Rio has become this main portal for migrants, but it's not just there, right? I mean, there's still activity along the border. Yeah, border patrol apprehensions at the southern border have set a record this fiscal year, and they're on pace to exceed 2 million apprehensions for the first time ever. That could become official as soon as today when the August numbers are released. But what's happening in this part of South Texas really is remarkable. Just in the last few months, this remote sector of the border has become the busiest place for border crossings. So I spent some time there last week trying to find out why this is happening and what it means. And we'll be rolling out those stories soon. We'll look forward to those, but for today you have brought us a story about those Haitian migrants, the ones who crossed into Del Rio a year ago and what ended up happening to them. That's right. Some of those migrants have found their way to safety in the U.S., but thousands more have not. I talked to one woman who was in Del Rio last year, recalling her ester. That's not her real name, but we're using it because that's how she's identified in a lawsuit filed last year. Esther was really desperate. Her 15 month old son was sick and hungry. There wasn't enough food in the camp, so she went back across the river to Mexico to buy some, and when she tried to return to the camp, Esther says she was threatened by border patrol agents on horseback. This is there were horses and the way they were talking to us, asking questions and riding up to us, telling us, go back to Mexico, go back to Mexico. Photographs and video of these encounters between black migrants and border patrol agents on horseback sparked national outrage. But nearly a year later, Haitian migrants and their advocates say no one has been held accountable for how they were treated by immigration authorities. In the camp in Del Rio or in the months since, the event did prompt an internal investigation from U.S. customs and border protection. Not everyone's going to like all the findings, but the investigation was comprehensive and fair. CBP commissioner Chris Magnus announced the findings in July

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"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:10 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And intellectual menus, and it's a rare chance for you to call in and ask Nina totenberg a question. Also why New Jersey might bring back paper shopping there. The Brian Lara show at 10 a.m. on WNYC. It's morning edition from NPR news, I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Steve inskeep. Good morning, more than a dozen national leaders are meeting today in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our focus is on two in particular, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Russia's leader is directing a disastrous invasion of Ukraine. China's leader tied his country to Russia in what they called a no limits strategic partnership just before the invasion went wrong. NPR Russia correspondent Charles maines is in Moscow and following the summit, hey there Charles? Hi there. What's the setting for this meeting? Well, you know, the slogan going into the summit has been the world is coming to summer con, and it's almost true. You've got the leaders of 15 countries that represented over 3 billion people gathering in this ancient Silk Road city. A security as you might imagine is very tight. You can now only get into summer con by train, and even then you need a special QR code. This is an annual event, but it's the first time participants have met in person since the pandemic, and that's providing a little curiosity for some like Vladimir Putin. It's a rare venture outside of Russia. Well, for Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, this trip is the first time he's actually traveled anywhere outside China since the pandemic began three years ago. Okay, so each of them is the leader of what is seen in its own way a dominant power, although one is looking less and less dominant in its region by the day. What are their leaders do? Well, you know, these two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks later today The Kremlin says they'll focus heavily on Ukraine. Head of the trip Putin's foreign policy adviser praised what he called the special significance of the meeting. As you noted, these two leaders last time when they met pledge their friendship had quote no limits. But Russia likes to say that China has a well balanced approach to Ukraine and by that they mean that Beijing is not critical of the Kremlin's actions and supports Moscow's wider argument that NATO expansion in Europe provoked this whole Ukrainian crisis in fact just last week a top Chinese official was in Russia and offered the most vocal support for Russia's military campaign we've heard so far. According to Russian analyst Fielder, who I spoke with earlier today, it reflects growing trust between the two sides. The partnership is still very strong. And the very fact that China rejected all attempts by Americans and Europeans to convince Chinese to take distance from Russian behavior and to be at least neutral, if not critical. All those attempts, they failed. You know, but you can have says this fundamentally isn't China's war and she knows it. So for example, he hasn't provided weapons to Moscow, and he hasn't been willing to risk western sanctions. Even as China's plucked up discounted oil from Russia, which it needs to prohibit its economy towards Asia, particularly as Europe wins itself from Russian energy. Listening to your talk, it sounds like there are some limits to the strategic partnership, and I suppose if you're Putin, you have to wonder what happens as you become more and more dependent on your one big ally China. We do, and this is also coming at a time that's not great for the Russian leader. Putin hasn't publicly commented on these recent Ukrainian counteroffensive, these gains that we've seen on the battlefield. Certainly in Russia, his spokesman insists the military operation will continue until Russia reaches its objectives, but she named ping Jinping is certainly aware of what's going on, and he'll need to decide if and when, Russia becomes a drain on China, either politically or economically. We're not there yet, but the truth is Russia needs China these days much more than the other way around. And Putin will certainly be looking to make sure China's support won't waiver given Russia's recent setbacks. I guess we should also mention when you talk about Samarkand, this is a region of empire that's been contested by different empires for centuries and centuries, China is off to one side, Russia is off to the other side and used to actually control that very city. What else is going on at this summit? Well, there are a lot of subplots here. You know, they're Central Asia, the former Soviet republics like Kazakhstan that are nervous about recent Russian expansionism. There's also kind of a den of rivals aspect to this summit. The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting with one another. Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan are at odds over a border dispute. There's India and Pakistan also at their long rivalry. So in that sense, you know, the Uzbeks, the hosts say they'll have a joint statement at the end, but I suspect they'll have to go pretty wide if they're going to satisfy everyone. And Paris Charles maines, thanks so much, really appreciate it. Thank you. It has been nearly a year since tens of thousands of Haitian migrants converged on Del Rio, Texas. You might remember those controversial images. Those border patrol agents on horseback, trying to corral a crowd of black migrants. Since then, this stretch of the remote Rio Grande has become the busiest segment for a legal crossings on the entire U.S. Mexico border. And Pierre's Jill rose was just in Del Rio and he joins me now to talk about what he found, Hagel. Hey, Rachel. So what is the situation in Del Rio at this point? Well, first off, it is much less chaotic now. Remember a year ago those images of tens of thousands of migrants in a makeshift camp under the international bridge in Del Rio. That's not happening now. But border crossings are still very high. I talked to Tiffany burrow, she's the operations director for the Valverde border humanitarian coalition in Del Rio. Folks from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Those would be my top countries that I'm seeing right now. Burroughs organization helps these migrants after they've been released from border patrol custody to catch buses and planes out of Del Rio. Lately, they've been helping well over a thousand migrants per week, which is a lot for this small organization and borough says there is no end in sight. Okay, so Del Rio has become this main portal for migrants, but it's not just there, right? I mean, there's still activity along the border. Yeah, border patrol apprehensions at the southern border have set a record this fiscal year, and they're on pace to exceed 2 million apprehensions for the first time ever. That could become official as soon as today when the August numbers are released. But what's happening in this part of South Texas really is remarkable. Just in the last few months, this remote sector of the border has become the busiest place for border crossings. So I spent some time there last week trying to find out why this is happening and what it means. And we'll be rolling out those stories soon. We'll look forward to those, but for today you have brought us a story about those Haitian migrants, the ones who crossed into Del Rio a year ago and what ended up happening to them. That's right. Some of those migrants have found their way to safety in the U.S., but thousands more have not. I talked to one woman who was in Del Rio last year, recalling her ester. That's not her real name, but we're using it because that's how she's identified in a lawsuit filed last year. Esther was really desperate. Her 15 month old son was sick and hungry. There wasn't enough food in the camp, so she went back across the river to Mexico to buy some, and when she tried to return to the camp, Esther says she was threatened by border patrol agents on horseback. They were horses and the way they were talking to us, asking questions and riding up to us, telling us, go back to Mexico. Go back to Mexico. Photographs and video of these encounters between black migrants and border patrol agents on horseback sparked national outrage. But nearly a year later, Haitian migrants and their advocates say no one has been held accountable for how they were treated by immigration authorities. In the camp in Del Rio or in the months since, the event did prompt an internal investigation from U.S. customs and border protection. Not everyone's going to like all the findings, but the investigation was comprehensive and fair. CBP commissioner Chris Magnus announced the findings in July

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"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:47 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Nina told Ruth Bader Ginsburg chatted and dined? We'll find out what was on the culinary and intellectual menus, and it's a rare chance for you to call in and ask Nina totenberg a question. Also why New Jersey might bring back paper shopping bags. The Brian ler show at 10 a.m. on WNYC. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve inskeep. And I'm Rachel Martin good morning. There are some relationships that are so important, so consequential that even the suggestion that the two people are going to meet face to face is enough to get people talking. That is the case with Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. The leaders of Russia and China will gather along with other heads of state in the city of Samarkand and Uzbekistan. Russia's war in Ukraine will of course be on their agenda. We've got NPR Russia correspondent Charles means with us from Moscow. Hey, Charles. Good morning. All right, so set this up for us. The summit is about more than just security and trade. And it's not just about she and Putin is it. Yeah, you know, the slogan going into the summit has been the world is coming to Samarkand. And you know, it's almost true. You've got the leaders of 15 countries that represent over 3 billion people globally gathering in this fabled Silk Road city. Security as you might imagine is very tight. You can now only get into the city by train and you need a special QR code. Now this is an annual event, but it's the first time participants have met in person since the pandemic, and for some like Vladimir Putin, it's a rare venture outside of Russia. Well, for Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, this trip is the first time he's actually traveled anywhere outside his country since the pandemic began three years ago. Okay, so this is a big deal that Putin and sheer even getting outside of their home countries. They must be highly motivated. What are they going to be talking about and what are the consequences of this meeting? Sure. Yeah, the two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks later today, the Kremlin says they'll focus heavily on Russia's ongoing military campaign in Ukraine. Now ahead of the trip, Putin's foreign policy adviser praised what he called the special significance of the meeting, the last time these two leaders met, they pledged their friendship had quote no limits, Russia likes to say that China has a well balanced approach to Ukraine. Meaning Beijing is not critical of the Kremlin's actions. It supports Moscow's wider argument that NATO expansion in Europe really provoked this whole Ukraine crisis. In fact, just last week, a top Chinese official was in Russia and offered vocal support for the military campaign. But he's made clear this isn't China's fight. You know, he hasn't provided weapons to Moscow. And he certainly hasn't been willing to risk western sanctions, even as China's plucked up discounted oil and trade deals from Russia, which needs to pivot its economy towards Asia, particularly as Europe wins itself from Russian energy. But all this is happening amidst the background of some Ukrainian winds in the war. So Putin's had a couple of setbacks. What impact might that have on these conversations? Well, Putin still hasn't publicly commented on the recent Ukrainian counter offensive. His spokesman insists the military campaign will continue until Russia reaches its objectives. So they're protecting an image of normalcy, at least at home. Xi Jinping certainly is aware of what's going on and he'll be weighing to what degree Russia could become a drain on China, either politically or economically, the hard truth here is that Russia needs China these days much more than the other way around. So Putin will probably be looking for signs that China support won't waiver given Russia's recent setbacks. Right, China and Russia, that's the main show. Any subplots though to look out for. There are so many subplots. There's Central Asia, former Soviet republics like Kazakhstan in particular are increasingly nervous about Russian expansion. They're looking to China as a regional counterweight. And they'll be gauging the Putin exchange very carefully. There's also kind of a den of rivals aspect to all this. The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan will be there, even as their countries are fighting over a disputed enclave, Kyrgyzstan and Turkish Turkmenistan just started shooting at each other over a border dispute they have, then there's India and Pakistan with their long rivalry and it goes on. So in that sense, the host, the U specs, they'll have a joint statement signing at the end, but they'll certainly have to swing wide if they want to find issues everyone can agree on. And Paris Charles maines, thank you. Thank you. This is a really important day for negotiators for freight railroads and their workers. A strike deadline is midnight tonight. Some freight shipments are already affected and as of today, some passenger services too. If the railroads really stop, there will be a lot more disruption. We're going to talk about it all with NPR transportation correspondent, David shape, or hey, David. Good morning. So a lot of us may not even realize that the stuff currently in our House came to us by train, right? So what could be affected here? Yeah, at least part of the way, you know, all kinds of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers have been dealing with supply chain problems for a couple of years now due to the pandemic. This is just one more huge snarl one big headache. They don't need right now. So many things that we need and use are shipped at least part of the way to us by rail, cars, and car parts and the oil and gas we use to fuel them, lumber, building material, shoes, clothing, applied to TVs, and you know, this is stock up time for retailers ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. So this is this could be really devastating for the nation's economy. The association of American railroads pins it at about $2 billion a day if there's a strike. Wow. And how might a possible strike affect passenger service? Well, already Amtrak

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"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:00 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Have seen a rather different tone in quite a lot of the reporting on Russian TV and particularly on things like telegram, social media channel, which is still used in Russia. People have been starting to point the finger of blame and acknowledging that things are not going as well. Now that to me is a really significant development because there have been sort of trying to populations and you know it's all going well. We're wonderful, but now that people are saying, well, we've lost some ground and who's to blame. But once you start asking who's to blame, it suggests that there's a lot of doubt creeping in. They will keep firing these artillery shells. That is the worry. But the overall picture, I wouldn't say it's the beginning of the end by any means. But the overall picture is looking rather more encouraging for Ukraine. What is it, therefore Sergei that does mean that this could be the beginning of the end of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. What does the Ukraine need now to do and to help it get its job done? Now, I think the answer is pretty simple. We've been saying that for months now, we need to have weapons, right? It's the only thing that has beholden us back for several months. We could have started this counter offensive much, much earlier. So we need tanks, we need artillery. We also need anti missile defense to protect our cities and critical infrastructure. And we've been collecting that throughout Europe and U.S. for months and pleading for that. And as soon as we got enough, we managed to launch this corner offensive. If we had it before, this kind of offensive would have started. Much, much earlier if I had more weapons, we could have been even more successful with proof that we are effective in learning to manage different new types of weapons that we've never had in Ukrainian army. We've managed to prove that we are much more effective than Russian army. And this heavy weapon has been put to a good use in Ukraine. So briefly, sorry to interrupt you, but what is it that you exactly want to happen? Do you want to go back to the Ukraine post 20 14? Or is there going to be this ambition now to get back the territory annexed by Russia? I mean, the ambition now is absolutely to go back to the internationally recognized borders, including all of the donbas and Crimea. We've seen that Russia is not going to stop at any point unless they're kept out of our territory. And we can to the point where they can not simply can not launch any counter offensive. So although everybody wants this war to win as soon as possible, everybody is, of course, willing to do the negotiations to save lives. But we are not trusting the Russian word. We're trusting the Ukrainian army. We're trusting the unity of our allies and friends all over the world. And we do want to take back all the territory freed from Russian occupation and let our people leave freely in a Ukrainian state in a democracy in Europe. In Kyiv, thank you so much for joining us. And also joining us down the line from London. Stephen deal, thanks to you both. You're listening to Monica 24, the time here in London is 7 31, a quick look now at the latest headlines. Xi Jinping will leave China for the first time in more than two years this week. He'll travel to Central Asia on a state visit to Kazakhstan on Wednesday, and we'll then go to the Shanghai cooperation organization summit in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, he'll meet Vladimir Putin. Thousands of religious and right-wing activists have marched through Serbia's capital calling for authorities to ban a gay pride march planned for next week, the protesters who carried a massive Serbian flag included groups who also shouted slogans backing Serbia's longtime ally Russia, as well as nationalistic and far right causes. Same sex marriage is banned in Serbia. And Iraqi Alpine path between two glaciers in Switzerland is emerging for what the local ski resort says is the first time in two thousand years. It follows the hottest European summer on record. The ski resort of glacier 3000 in western Switzerland says this year's ice melt was around three times the ten year average, and this is a globalist. Stay tuned. We'll be having a look at the newspapers and will also be examining the regular frequent portrayals of her majesty the Queen in the cinema, but first, careers mid autumn festival was held this weekend. It's one of the most significant moments in the calendar for citizens of both the north and the south. In the past, families have been permitted to meet from both sides of the divide, but the last time that happened was in 2018. Well, joining me now from Seoul is James fretwell and analyst at NK news. Good morning, James. Hello, good afternoon where I'm at. Good to hear you. Tell us what happened during the festival this weekend. Well, she's so yes, it's a big holiday, especially in South Korea, the entire country really kind of shuts down over the weekend. Actually, I'm I came to the south of South Korea because of to spend the holiday with my fiance's family. So you might be able to hear a few cars in the background at the moment. In the north, it's not as big a holiday. The biggest holidays in North Korea tend to be holidays that revolve around basically worship of the Kim family. So recently, the South Korea's unification ministry, they did suggest more family reunions of separated families that were divided around 70 years ago as a result of the Korean War.

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"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

The Final Furlong Podcast

02:38 min | 5 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

"I like seeing good horses are dialogs with their reputation and tact tonight. I hope mischief can do that. Yeah, 11.6 million in prize money. It's not ideal to see things go the way they have, but hopefully he can bounce back and same remains for native trail, although I have to be honest about it, I have questions about native trail. While there may be a question mark about participation, there are certainly isn't regarding Alban east as we stay with coupon company. The Dali Yorkshire oaks goes to her, she beats the oaks winner and Tuesday, Irish oaks winner back in 5th and another group one winner, the pretty poly winner le petit coco was third. So it was a race of strength and depth. But the first group one on British soil for albanese and a great site was the fact that summer Mark prescot was actually there. That's becoming a rare sight these days, some rock actually being at the races, but he was there. Thoroughly enjoyed it. And all rose leads to the arc for her now. It's a masterclass placing performance from Samarkand. He is incredible. His job, but it's highlighted with a hike. Often it's highlighted with the horses with lesser ability when they rack up a sequence of wins. Basically, obviously, is very talented, but to place the way he has and not to get excited and go for stay in Phillies company and go for races that she would be vulnerable in it is truly commendable and I haven't written that much for him, but I'm a massive fan of his and I love his company. It's very rare that I spend time with him. I think he deserves a lot of applause for his decision making with this video. He's a proper character, and the crowd would love him. And the Yorkshire crowds are incredible racing minds, and they were just thrilled to be in his company in his presence. Although he did have something sarcastic to say to Lizzie his love, one of the best of the game when he turned her and said, I didn't appreciate you saying, well done, with a furlong to go. On runs. She did have to overcome the late challenge of Tuesday, and it was nice to see her back to something like that. Yeah, something like her best. I would imagine that she'll take in the free de la opera, if not a trip to Irish champions weekend first, but the people opera would see made for her. Yeah, it would. Yeah, obvious Tiger, a little bit of juice, maybe going back and she clearly

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"samarkand" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:50 min | 11 months ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And index investments BlackRock manages about $10 trillion the ETF business is about 3.27 trillion Samarkand welcome to Bloomberg Thank you so much Barry I'm happy to be here I'm happy to have you here I have so many questions to ask you but I have to start out with your education which we usually skimp over So you graduated you pen with a BS in economics and finance at Wharton but you also had a BA in theater arts How has theater training helped in your financial career First Barry when you hear theater a lot of people might think that I was an actor So I feel like I need to start with the fact that I was decidedly a backstage kid My love of theater was very much on the production design directing behind the scenes side and that has definitely helped me across the course of my career But I have to tell you I came to the University of Pennsylvania to be a theater major And I left with the dual degree in finance and theater So finance was something I discovered because I knew I was good at math In fact when I started college I didn't really need to take any math classes because I had all of this credit And I missed it And so I discovered markets and economics and it felt like math with a purpose So and I got to combine the financial degree with the theater degree which made my parents much more comfortable with the fact that I was spending all of my summers working for regional theater companies basically But it was a big part of learning who I am and today in my role I often remember being told that casting is 95% of directing and putting the right person in the right seat is a lot about leading any business So it definitely has played a part throughout Really interesting So you end up interning at Goldman Sachs on the trading floor pretty early in your career Tell us what that was like and how theatrical was that Well actually I came to Goldman out of business school I well my first job was actually a BlackRock That's where I came out of college I was a BlackRock for four years went to business school and part of why I went back to school after BlackRock was in my head I thought maybe I could further combine this love of finance and love of theater and how might I do that And I loved the idea of going back to school I'm kind of a voracious learner and I'd worked hard and I liked the idea of meeting other people and seeing what was out there after four years of working And in that summer and actually in the process of figuring out where I wanted to work for the summer I visited a trading floor And I walked onto the trading floor and I thought this is it It's a lot like theater It's a lot like that multitasking high energy collaborative environment where lots of things are happening at the same time And I thrive in that And so actually the theater the trading floor I found pretty theatrical and that really worked for me Yeah there's a buzz There's an electricity on a big trading floor which I think is one of the things that's lost from old Wall Street You can replace it with more efficient algorithms and technology but man when you walk onto a big floor you just feel it There's nothing like that And ever have a desire to become a trader was that did that ever appeal to you Until I walked on to the trading floor the idea really scared me And you know what I actually I don't think I've ever told anybody this I did not proactively send my resume to the securities division They reached out to me as part of a diversity hiring effort to get more women onto the trading floor And the reason I didn't send my resume was it sounded really intimidating to me And so I think that's just an important thing to note is that sometimes if something's interesting even if it's intimidating it's a worth checking out because I knew And yes there weren't a lot of women on the floor when I walked out there but it was really clear to me that I would you know once I got my bearings and learned to speak the language it can be an intimidating place at first but I knew it would be a great fit for me So let's talk about that seat you have at BlackRock You recently were promoted to chief investment officer of ETFs and index investments That sounds like a pretty serious job especially when we consider at BlackRock that's well over $3 trillion in assets tell us a little bit about your new job responsibilities I'm really excited about the new job And even more than me being in the job I'm excited about the fact that we have achieved investment officer role for ETFs and index And it actually is broader than the ETF book It's our whole indexing book And what it means in short is that I'm accountable for investment performance in our ETF and index box which I love telling people because sometimes they look at me and they say well I don't really understand that Isn't investment performance The outperformance of a benchmark and aren't you Samara ETF and index person the benchmark So what is investment performance And we've done a lot of work really in partnership with our clients and articulating what that is And in the case of ETFs and index it's two things It's first what we call market quality What do you expect in an ETF That's how it trades in the market Secondary market volumes market quality in stressed scenarios premium discount behavior There's a bunch of metrics that we monitor with respect to ETF market quality Part of my job.

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"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

The Final Furlong Podcast

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

"Gordon ill advisedly and stupidly posed for a photograph. But that horse is not in pain. An accident has happened. The horses had to be put down, but he's not doing anything to hurt the horse. It was a silly thing for him to do. I hammered him on the final for a long, a hammered him on talk sport. I called, I said, the suspension was right. But I also said, once this suspension was lifted for some reason, we're doubling back there. When the suspension was lifted, that right, that's it. He served his penance. He served his time. Let him come back. And Gordon's age, you can see the effect of the talent on him. This man is dealing with a live resource who can feel pain who is feeling pain and will feel the pain of his actions. And yet, people who were on this show are no longer are, are defending him. They're either shadow liking comments on Facebook or their shadow liking stuff on Twitter or retweeting support of him. Hey, they're not retweeting and actually they're just being clever enough to like it so that their name is there in support of sir Mark taught, but without retweeting it to bring the mob on them. But they wanted Gordon's head last year. Now they don't. And some are has acted in the manner that he has with a live horse. Horse who will actually feel pain. And he himself has apologized. He himself, before I'm pretty certain, before he was pushed, he resigned from the world resource welfare association. Pretty certain they were just going to go you're fired, or you're sacked, but as a patron he resigned from that. And you are right. He apologized. But the fact that he apologized means that all these people who are coming up with like, there was a sales agency. It was highlighted by godolphin John who was shattered to get off and John again. One of the. Most sensible and intelligent tweeters of horse racing commentary, on the tweet machine, a sales agency comes out in defense of Samarkand because of this longer video. And there seems to be this narrative of turning it on the person who released the video. Well, maybe she had two years to think about what happened to one. You know what? That wasn't right. So I don't get where the defense of Mark Todd comes from. And I really don't get how people who are in horse racing media. Are defending him. When those same people were hammering Gordon alias and wanted him gone. I don't get how there can be a defensive one. But not a defense of the other. Well, I'm certainly not defending him. But I'm certainly I'm not saying two wrongs make a right either. So I think it's up to the BHA now how they handle the case because yes, what he's done is inexcusable. I'm certainly not defending him, but I will just have to say that people must get the facts right because the video that was shown of Mark Todd hitting the horse, it wasn't a race horse. I'm not saying that makes it any better or any different. But it was a private lesson from what I gathered. It's a show jumper, isn't it? Yeah, it's not race, it's not a race horse because it's a private lesson. From whoever he was giving less than two, but yet I'm certainly not the venue here I'm certainly not saying.

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"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

The Final Furlong Podcast

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"samarkand" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast

"Gordon ill advisedly and stupidly posed for a photograph. But that horse is not in pain. An accident has happened. The horses had to be put down, but he's not doing anything to hurt the horse. It was a silly thing for him to do. I hammered him on the final for a long, a hammered him on talk sport. I called, I said, the suspension was right. But I also said, once this suspension was lifted for some reason, we're doubling back there. When the suspension was lifted, that right, that's it. He served his penance. He served his time. Let him come back. And Gordon's age, you can see the effect of the talent on him. This man is dealing with a live resource who can feel pain who is feeling pain and will feel the pain of his actions. And yet, people who were on this show are no longer are, are defending him. They're either shadow liking comments on Facebook or their shadow liking stuff on Twitter or retweeting support of him. Hey, they're not retweeting and actually they're just being clever enough to like it so that their name is there in support of sir Mark taught, but without retweeting it to bring the mob on them. But they wanted Gordon's head last year. Now they don't. And some are has acted in the manner that he has with a live horse. Horse who will actually feel pain. And he himself has apologized. He himself, before I'm pretty certain, before he was pushed, he resigned from the world resource welfare association. Pretty certain they were just going to go you're fired, or you're sacked, but as a patron he resigned from that. And you are right. He apologized. But the fact that he apologized means that all these people who are coming up with like, there was a sales agency. It was highlighted by godolphin John who was shattered to get off and John again. One of the. Most sensible and intelligent tweeters of horse racing commentary, on the tweet machine, a sales agency comes out in defense of Samarkand because of this longer video. And there seems to be this narrative of turning it on the person who released the video. Well, maybe she had two years to think about what happened to one. You know what? That wasn't right. So I don't get where the defense of Mark Todd comes from. And I really don't get how people who are in horse racing media. Are defending him. When those same people were hammering Gordon alias and wanted him gone. I don't get how there can be a defensive one. But not a defense of the other. Well, I'm certainly not defending him. But I'm certainly I'm not saying two wrongs make a right either. So I think it's up to the BHA now how they handle the case because yes, what he's done is inexcusable. I'm certainly not defending him, but I will just have to say that people must get the facts right because the video that was shown of Mark Todd hitting the horse, it wasn't a race horse. I'm not saying that makes it any better or any different. But it was a private lesson from what I gathered. It's a show jumper, isn't it? Yeah, it's not race, it's not a race horse because it's a private lesson. From whoever he was giving less than two, but yet I'm certainly not the venue here I'm certainly not saying.

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"samarkand" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"samarkand" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Maybe three days this entire year. Didn't we talk about that? So there's some sound of him, uh, sounding an awful lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger did recently. With respect to his thoughts about freedom. Listen, this is the guy, you know, I'm not getting the vaccine. That's the guy who died time Max, Mr Anthony and he died. Yeah, he's dead. It's no longer walks. But there were three other guys too. I don't have tape of all of them. And they're on the radio preaching mission. When are we going to stop putting up with the idiots in this country and just say you now it's mandatory to get back stated their freedom. I want my freedom to live. Wow. So when you get to a point where you're saying f your freedom, that's when you know you're just lost. Well, look, Howard Stern has a very important place in the history of radio changed the business. But anybody who knows anything about Howard Stern or has studied him knows he's a miserable person. It sounds like it's whole life has been One giant ball of misery and he is is just once again showing it cannot buy you everything. And then Howard Stern is a twisted, demented. I mean, and I mean that internally, and I think he's been pretty candid about a lot of his Struggles that he's had, and you know that's that's his belief system, and they're they're their own worst enemy for the cause. They're claiming to to promote because people he's like making fun of unvaccinated people who have died. Well, you know, and he's got his group of people I've always said I understand Howard Stern was was is has a very important place in the history of radio. He changed the game. But after about 14, I started thinking this guy sucks. He's not a very good broadcaster. I've never thought his show is overly compelling. It was groundbreaking because of the envelopes. He pushed on the stuff he got away with it. In terms of content creators, broadcasters sucks. He's a miserable human being miserable. Uh, alright. Well, we haven't had voicemails in a while. And so you had this weird thing going on last week was last week where you were all like obsessed with Charlie Hall. No, I just pointed out that I have a new favorite professional athlete, and you're trying to convince me that she's extraordinarily good looking. She disagree. No, I don't notice people's appearances as a collective. Charlie Hall is a British golfer. I saw her at the Solheim Cup, which is the USA and Europe. Uh, Every other year competition. And she has some nice thighs that help her hit the golf ball. Well, well there, you know, we had a big spat about it because I like pointed to about seven other female golfers who I thought were way more attracted to body. Shame. It was a pretty low maneuver Mock. No, I did not. In fact, try to body shame. I face shamed more than my body shaved because I thought that there were other female golfers that actually had the whole package. But the difference is like page Paranaque. Who is the one you threw out there. She's not a professional golfer. She tried to be. She was on the minor league tour, and she made like $8000 and had to quit. You have to actually be a golfer to be a hot female golfer. She's not a golfer. Okay, well, they're obviously because people choose to call about the really important things that we talked about. There was some reaction. In fact, we had two messages from John. Let's start with that first one. Samarkand robbers, Sean, Uh, you guys were talking today about females or women, Um, sportscasters and said, You know what? Hang on, Kevin. That's my bad. John is actually calling about the female sportscasters. Remember how we also have this conversation about whether or not it's fine or good have Female sports analysts play by play caller people because it was a Walsh, Matt Walsh. Matt Walsh was saying. It's just like they've ruined football, essentially which is a little harsh, but I actually don't entirely disagree with just preferring Men during college football, NFL games and so on. And weirdly enough as crazy as this is between Jacob you're you and myself. I was the most open to having women in sports. You were so we'll listen to John's missing and we'll get back to the Charlie Hall thing. Hey, Mark and Robert. Sean. Uh, you guys were talking today about female or women, um, sportscasters and stuff. I'm not a big fan of it, either. Um I feel like It brings something to the game if the broadcaster is the former player or coach. They have stories to tell that have you know and understanding of the game better. The same one with sideline reporters. I'm not a huge fan of the women's sideline reporters just me. And I wish they would go back to the way it was where women did women's death and then there's men stuff, but I think it would be better that way so popular back He had a P s second message. In Mark and Rob this shown again. I got more unfortunate casting stuff. Um Are we ever going to get rid of Joe Buck and Troy can't stand them guys, and they've been, you know broadcasters. Forever. Time to move on and on the sidelines. I think we ought to have comedians doing the sideline reporting because back when Dennis Miller did Monday night football It added humor to the game. And I think there would be they would look at things and see things on the sideline that were funny are different. So that's my extra, so populated back. That's an interesting idea. Comedians on the sidelines and we said this. Why are we so afraid to tell people what we're doing? And why You have a hot chick on the sidelines who interviews because you look at her. Like what? Like what? We talked about this in a variety of things where people are just afraid to say this is our target audience. This is who are appealing to? Sometimes that target audiences men. Sometimes it's women. Sometimes it's black. Sometimes it's white. It's okay to say this is who the majority of our customer bases and we're crafting our product. Around that look at Hammer sports betting show he has Mackenzie on there. We know why Mackenzie's there and God love her for it. And God love hammer for it. It's hammers the sports guy longs the funny guy and Mackenzie. That's why people like all the stuff Hammer does. He gives the people what they want. Okay, so back to Charlie Hall. We had two different guys call in, uh, about Charlie Hall. Let's listen to the first one. Anyway, talk to anybody. Or maybe just speaking, That's the guy that doesn't understand how voicemail works. Yes, I just want to say Rob, Keep talking about this Charlie Hall. I think maybe we have a problem. The reason that rob lectures that Rob Epstein kindle lights are so well, it's because of her youthful Charm by now, Charlie Hole is like 26 years old talking about here. Just called, Um, She's like 26 years old. And you have a very, very strict rules about legality. Yes. So nobody has been more emphatic about the board. You know the rules? Yes. The rules in the board game of life players, 18 and up. All right, What's the other Charlie Hall one. Mark and Rob Love. You guys called him plenty of times..

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"samarkand" Discussed on Free audio sermons: Get free audio sermons and free audio Bible studies!

Free audio sermons: Get free audio sermons and free audio Bible studies!

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Free audio sermons: Get free audio sermons and free audio Bible studies!

"So am i. You're talking about what you perceive your problem. I'm telling you about the real issue and you wanna shut somebody in a hurry. You try that somebody starts spouting this nonsense or child your center. Because that's what god says. We're all here now. If that's true they let's go back to what i said just a little bit ago about more than one. Seger could have done that. Obviously could he could have. And we start thinking about the jews and the gentiles arkansas. Don i think read from john chapter four as far as using the samaritans. We have no dealings with you. Well what was the relationship between the jews and samaritans all right half brothers so all right. Well we've at least got a little blood. As far as jewish blood in us or we got a little samarkand blackness. But what if you're a gentile note you have your real dog. If you have no dealings with the samaritans who are your half brothers. Then when it comes to the gentiles what has to be true. Absolutely nothing i mean. There's no way. I wanna see these people talk to these people and yet brand-new you go over to chapter two. I'm gonna have to twelve fourteen to sixteen and then we're going to look at joshua twenty four fifteen and i corinthians six in verse eleven. Let's get those joshua. And i corinthians readers lined up josh twenty four fifteen who wants it joshua twenty four i fifteen betty and in i corinthians chapter six verse eleven. We'll take that one for us. Gary you brian. let's go back to verse. Twelve and remember. He's talking about jews and gentiles. And what christ did with those two groups of people accountable.

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"samarkand" Discussed on Foco América

Foco América

05:37 min | 1 year ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Foco América

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"samarkand" Discussed on Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty: Cup of Solid Gold

Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty: Cup of Solid Gold

06:27 min | 2 years ago

"samarkand" Discussed on Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty: Cup of Solid Gold

"The mongols intimidation by fear and terror had begun to steadily win them converts from the jin. It is estimated by the end of twelve fourteen. There were forty six jin military divisions fighting for the mongols by the time most of the jin dynasty was under the control by that time rather most of the jin dynasty was under the control of the mongols in the summer of twelve fifteen joan do fell whether by force or a deal it is not clear. The emperor apparently fled and the jin established their new capital at kaifeng in honan province. Some seven hundred miles south of john do remember chi fung had been the capital under the sun dynasty before being pushed out by the jin. The fall of do is considered by many to be to be the beginning of mongol domination of china contemporary travelers to joan do saw the devastation left by the mongols they described mountains and mountains of bones could be seen all around jong do. The ground was described as greasy from human fat and by the year twelve fifteen. The jin empire verged on collapse events however were unfolding far from china in turkistan those events. 'cause gingas kahn. To delay his china offensive he would then send the bulk of the mongol resources to the west for the next several years during the interregnum however jin china still remained. A theater of war and the casualties continued to climb. The mongols would be back to china for sure in twelve nineteen. Genghis khan invited. The choir is them empire over attack and murder in the empire of several members of a mongol trade envoy. The muslim empire spanned central asia and stretched from afghanistan. Iran and the caspian sea. Much of the silk road ran through the empire. The mongols finally captured samarkand in the year. Twelve twenty and other key cities by twelve twenty one while the mongolian military forces in nearly twelve twenty s were toiling in central and western asia. The reconnaissance missions into georgia and eastern europe would eventually bring much larger mongol military forces several years later in their exploits in georgia and eastern europe. The mongols would receive their moniker horsemen of the devil. One of the requirements of people subjugated by the mung mongols was to provide auxiliary troops and support when gingas. Kahn left the gin in china for his courtroom campaign. he requested the shisha help with auxiliaries. They however did not provide it gingas kahn and for that matter. The mongols could not tolerate the refusal gingas interpreted the refusal as a threat to his military so after the invasion of course the courtroom empire gingas had to go back to shia she saw in the year. Twelve twenty three penalize them for their refusal the shisha or the tugboats were given a chance to redeem and account for themselves but that was all destroyed when the toggles signed a peace treaty with the jin dynasty and twelve twenty five wore now was inevitable.

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"samarkand" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

04:54 min | 2 years ago

"samarkand" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"See now That's the kind of thing that if you imagine in the third grade, asking the nun this in religion class my belly just that dance King questions that they say that's to me. The whole thing Some people think don't talk about religion. Religious police are interesting to examine, and I don't believe in having any of just how long this is what I believe you've got to think it through. And what does that make any sense to you? So do you believe? Do you believe that Eve screwed everything up? Would you believe that the devil screwed everything up? You lean toward Eve. She was tempted by the devil and given the given the fact that all human beings, you know, that's the whole concept of original center of the seas. This is interesting stuff somehow, in the end, I'm gonna get back to Biden of this. We'll get to that. Should I don't know how you could tie this. The Biden in the blacklist. See that? You're saying Joe Biden is the devil? No, I think Joe Biden is like one of those guys that just bit the apple. That's all he is. I just think if Joe Biden was the devil Ive never would have fallen for it. What a bite The Joe Biden could talk, even eating the apple. He didn't have the brains for it. I mean, Joe, No. Joe Biden is one of those guys that could be talking to eating the apple. I mean, So you're you're still on this thing that Eve is to blame for all of it. No, she didn't have divided on the other hand, apparently or if you are a Christian or a Jew, and I think most religions you believe that all of us said That means we all fall victim to the same temptation of some people argue that we all said, because original sin was created that I've screwed it up for all of us. Did they get back to the blacklist? So who are you claiming is the worst person in there. Adam Eve Cater able Samarkand can killed his brother, for heaven's sakes. You're jealous of me. I mean, That's no good see all those things whether you argued that there literally not. They all become tremendous metaphors for our society of the motivation for why they did it. Jealousy the emotional decision not withstanding the temptation. God puts upon us and I suppose you could ask the question and I think some people have asked the question. What if God is so dog gone? Good. Why do you allow the devil to get in there and tempt even? Why? If God is God, why didn't God just hate have Eve? Not eat the apple, right? Those are good questions that I that to me just answers the call question. I love this stuff that answers the whole question of why there's an earth in the first place. Garden of Eden was apparently the closest thing that you get to heaven that God made a dog One close to perfect, But there is no point in Earth. If Earth is like heaven, if Earth isn't full of misery and crap What's the point of it? The whole point. If you believe the whole point of life is to get to a better life afterwards, you get to have it. Then you can't make earth heaven like there's got to be a testing purpose for it. It becomes a testing ground to prepare you for heaven and also give you something in which you could demonstrate that you were someone that is worthy of heaven and lied to me. The logic behind the notion of heaven and the logic behind the notion of God. Is overwhelming that we didn't just get here because something bang somewhere there had to be a superior power that somehow existed. In some sort of realm to create this from happening, But for people who wonder why does God allow all this suffering? Or why did God let the you know the devil get into the garden and all of that stuff To me? That answer is very, very clear. Earth was not supposed to bathe a be all and end all Earth is designed by God to be screwed up. Not to be completely miserable and not to give anybody an opportunity and fulfillment and he gives you a pathway, but what you can find fulfillment, but it's supposed to be a place filled with challenges. And so on. It's the maze on the board that elect you think of those little mazes with the most runs around there to try to get to the cheese in the middle. That's what planet Earth is. Where this maze running around in here. Then there's all these devils and you claim Joe Biden and they're trying to get in our way as we try to get to the cheese. If there is a look at it with that mascot, Look, look at his nose. He doesn't have it pulled up high enough. Wouldn't you think a guy that's yapping about the mass? I just pulled it up. It's like he hears May Get on with that. You think he's being told it is here? You think they told him it is here to pull his mask up? I do not believe that he could talk while he's hearing in his ear, I I just don't think he has any ability to pull that off. 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