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"versailles" Discussed on Dressed: The History of Fashion
"We all get dressed. Welcome to trust the history of fashion a podcast that explores the who what went of why we where we are fashion historians and your host cast zachary and april callaghan. Well welcome back dresses nurse Today we are very happy to share with you. Our pen ultimate episode or or next to last episode covering our recent adventures in france. And one of the things that we did there. If you've already heard our paris recap is. We spent an entire day with our fellow travelers. at for cy. Emmy come on cass. Is there anything more slenderest in the minds of those of us who study fashion or study history or fashioned history together then that specific period of unsurpassed artifice extravagance an excess. That was the court ever side during the eighteenth century. I don't just say yeah. I mean for better or worse. It really was a significant moment in fashion history. And one that i have often fantasized about heading back to in checking out and save for the extravagant art architecture and lavish court which remains on partial and very control display for visitors who visit the palace of her side today. Two major things that are lacking to truly experience what it would have been like to live it verse. I during the eighteenth century are one. Obviously the french are stocker cr. Not they're bottling the opulent fashions of the day as they would have been worn at court and to the elaborate codes of etiquette which dictated their daily lives there so those are things we are just going to have to imagine today. Today's episode is a bit of a primer and intro a one on one on fashion and etiquette of the quarter-sized and far from being only aesthetic pursuit dress was this political game whereby sometimes you wore was actually a matter of lies or death. Yes and if that seems dramatic is because it was intended to be. Yeah very much. So fashion in france at that time was taken very seriously and in the late seventeenth century king louis. The fourteenth influential minister of state. Jean-baptiste colbert declared quote. Fashion is to france. What the gold mines of peru are to spain. And i'm gonna go out on a limb here guests. Kobe was not trying to say that. Fashioned like spanish gold-mining improve was a colonial exploitive industry. No correct but basically speaking on behalf of the french government colbert equated the french fashion industry to a gold mine. You know a veritable cash cow but one that was like the sort of indefatigable source of income because fashion is of course ever changing the cycle of money. That's being made and with all of this money on the line. Is that little wonder then that the fashion traits really did play an integral role in louis. The fourteenth cool bears plan to strengthen the nation's economy and status as a superpower and people say fashion doesn't matter how right during the late seventeenth and throughout the eighteenth century francis government implemented a plan to support and grow it's fashion purveyors and makers they even went so far as to offer fiscal enticements to elite artisans from other countries to immigrate to france so basically people are bringing their skills and their technical expertise with them so in france he had lace makers textile weavers and die masters found a welcome home and there was no better setting for showing off their luxury wares than the royal pageantry. That was verse. Cy originally built in the sixteenth thirties. As a hunting lodge and expanded by louis the thirteenth into a chateau. It was really his son. Louis the fourteenth who masterminded as expansion into the palace as we more or less no today and major building works there began in the sixteen sixty s. And it's really interesting to note here that the expansion of her sigh and also the government's official support of the fashion trades were projects that were established an executed concurrently. So if you're wondering if that was the plan kind of all along well perhaps it was because the sun king ended up naming versailles the main residents of the french court. And when he did this he put in place these very elaborate etiquette coz in which dress played no small part so very generally speaking these codes of etiquette governed behavior at court and many of them applied specifically to governing the behavior of the aristocracies. The courtiers who lived at court. So this complex system of rank dictated for instance who had the most access to the royal family and this was in addition to of course the paid servants and staff who attended to daily operations of the twenty three hundred room. Pallid just stop and think about that. Wow so favoured. Courtiers were bestowed with official titles and duties and salaries for the privilege to serve the royal family they executed casks like handing the king or queen a napkin. Yes very important. They stood by to refill their water and only water glasses. When the public was invited to reside wash the king and queen eat yes pre tv entertainment which phase it was probably super awkward many parties involved but most relevant to our topic today cornelis official positions. Which involved helping their sovereigns get dressed. Yes and i'm sure many of you out. There have seen sofia coppola's wonderful beautiful heartbreaking movie marie-antoinette in which kirsten dunst plays marie-antoinette. And there's the scene in which she is naked and cold as all of these women are entering the room and pass around her shamisen undergarment while this was an actual event described by one of her ladies in waiting madame compan- in her memoirs and it's this actually almost comical scene where the queen was standing there naked waiting for the specific person who was supposed to be entitled to hand her her undergarments. And then somebody else who outranked her came in and then it had to be passed and this kept happening around the room and like some of the servants that were in the room had to pass them to somebody else because it was like a question of rank and etiquette and and basically at the end of the whole scene. The queen was like very annoyed and very that up and was like how tiresome and how cold she standing there naked waiting for people to hander. Hirsch amis yeah and you can understand why she would be irritated and not just with this particular incident but all of these really incredibly elaborate rituals that were court when lady at court remark during the early part of the queen's reign quote ranch net preferred the title of queen of fashion to that of queen of france but that statement might not necessarily be as watertight as it seems because she was not a big fan of court etiquette or how it often what she could wear absolutely not and dress listeners. Some of this court etiquette teams. Hickey finicky restrictive. It's because it was intentionally designed to be that way it was designed and implemented to keep the kings courtiers busy the busier. They were executing his daily dictates and routines the lack of political threat. He thought that they pose to his reign. So for instance some allu- the fourteenth mandates included formalizing. His grandma bay or getting out of bed be required the entire court to be present outside his chambers for the ceremony which occurred behind closed doors the entire court couldn't even see and there is this additional petite levy ceremony wherein select favorite courtiers then entered the kings rooms to wait upon entrusts him and this is while everyone else is waiting outside access restricted from.
Benjamin Franklin Sends a Message to France With His Outfit
"Is sent during the revolution he sent in seventeen seventy six to try and get french aid for the revolution which was desperately needed so he sent with a commission and before when he had got to francis he'd been there before he had dressed as a french gentleman. He writes to friend actually a female friend and says they basically in six days in france or quote him here my taylor and peru ta had transforming into a frenchman. Only what a figure. I make in a little bag and with naked ears. They told me. I was become twenty years. Younger look very gallant. So he's made into a frenchman. But now seventeen seventy six heat goes back at. Something is very different. He's dresses himself deliberately very different to send a message as he says later in a letter actually to another woman friend which is i was gonna say slip in those in there. I just noticed for the first time. He dresses in very plain clothes. Which i suppose would have been typical of a quaker in the period. He just has his own hair down street. And he's wearing a very prominent for hat which i'll bet a lot of people listening have probably in one way or another seen that image because becomes so famous and franklin wrote think how this must appear among the powdered heads of paris. I wish every gentleman and lady in france would only be so obliging is to follow my fashion cone. Their own heads as i do mine. Dismiss their frontiers. There again. kind of hairdresser and pay me half the money. They paid to them so he comes there. As the sort of plane dressed person no frill to his hair and this big for cap on his head and the french obviously notice it. It's meant to be noticed. And they say things like you. The contrast the contrast between as one noble onlooker in france puts it the contrast between the luxury of our capital of the elegance of our fashions the magnificence of versailles and the still brilliant remains of the monarchic bride of louis the fourteenth and the almost rustic apparel the powdered hair. The plane but firm demeanor the free and direct language of the
A Man of Wealth of Taste
"The quest for immortality the urge to escape the inevitability of death has long been a preoccupation for us as evidenced by the ancient sumerian poem the epic of gilgamesh the oldest example of written literature known today in the poem written sometime around eighteen hundred bc in mesopotamia. The titular gilgamesh part hero part. Arrogant demi-god undertakes nordic Mission to find the secret to immortality ought to being confronted by the inevitability of his own death though we might not be demigods like gilgamesh his desperate refusal to accept the inevitability of his fate is a deeply human one and something that many of us can sympathize with whether we elect to place our hopes in the promises of religious teachers or in the invention and imagination of our leading bio gerontologist those that studied the mechanics of aging throughout many of us. Who haven't contemplated the possibility of existing forever in one form or another however although some of those may want for it being mortal israeli portrayed as something desirable and at the very least. There's something that can only be achieved at a great cost from the burdens of connor macleod in his pursuit to become the only remaining highlander to the pitiful efforts of melmeth the wanderer to convince another soul to take on his pact with the devil in return for another one hundred fifty years of life. In fact we take great pains to dissuade ourselves from wanting it. Perhaps this is simply to provide some comfort in the face of such a futile desire. But it doesn't stop us trying back in october this year. A team led by tel aviv. University professor shy f ratty published the results of an extraordinary study in the journal aging study to determine the effect of pure oxygen on the aging process involved placing thirty five adults over the age of sixty four in a hyperbaric chamber and giving them pure oxygen for ninety minutes a day five days a week over the course of three months through this process of frats team found they were able to successfully limit the build-up of senescent cells in the body cells. The today's to the point where they can no longer replicate leaving the body. Susceptible to many age related diseases incredibly not only to this delay the aging process but actually reversed it. Aubrey de grey. One of the best known by. Oh gerontologist has long insisted that medical technology will one day allow us to control the aging process. Even making the stunning claim this back. Two thousand and eight that the first person who lives to one thousand years old is already alive today through some however who'd say that this person isn't just a live right now but they've already lived to be a thousand years old. You're listening to unexplained. And i'm richard mclean smith. It was sometime in the seventeen. Seventies that counted adema marie-antoinette's personal attendant. I met him for her. It was his is most stood out. They were like nothing. She never seen before his teeth to were immaculate and all the more noticeable for being framed by such a thick head of luxury jet black hair and his clothes were simple they were nonetheless made from the finest materials decorated with the most exquisite jewellery. It wasn't a period. She assumed would be accompanied by a certain steely if not arrogant countenance however when she finally plucked up courage to approach one afternoon at the court though was penetrating so too. Was it soft and inviting despite everything countess. It heard about the man. It was quite something to see him. Finally in the flesh looking no more than forty five years old and yet it was back in seventeen forty three over thirty years previously. The first appeared mysteriously one day at the palace of versailles home to king of france. Louis the fifteenth looking exactly the same age
"versailles" Discussed on KCRW
"Love you to an event for us cakes inspired by their sign in the world of history, you've got people who work in a very abstract way. I was fascinated by some of the pastry chefs are making things that you can't even believe that it's food. We've literally worked around the clock to do something that we've never done before. Alright, So that is popular Chef Yotam Ottolenghi. We know him for his Middle Eastern food and his cookbooks plenty and all the rest of them. But this is about the sweet stuff. Cake, and I didn't know he was a baker and Dave, you're a baker. So do you think of this movie? I've spent 20 years as a film critic. Waiting for a movie entirely about cake to come along. And it is about exactly what that little clip just said It was about the Met emailed Yotam Ottolenghi and said, Hey, would you like to make a bunch of cakes for our verse? I themed event. He pulled together. Some really innovative but not particularly famous. I mean, he's he's the he's the name. He did get dumped again sell, but he got a lot of other people. He's right. Dominique Ansel eyes the creator of the Cronut. But a lot of the other people that they pulled together were people that were like you found on instagram. And as I was watching the film, I had my phone on his grandma. I was like, follow follow, follow the people that he that he found. Um And the film is very chill in its approach to this event. You think going into this that it would be a movie about? You know, we're gonna beat the clock. We got to get all these things together for the big event, you know, and the clock's ticking. Here's the countdown. They don't care so much about that. It takes its It takes its time in a very sort of great British bake off sort of way. Where you're not feeling the suspense of Will it fall down? Will it work? Will this happen? You get little moments of drama along the way, passive aggressive bakers. You know of uptight museum people, but otherwise it's a film about these really inventive creative people making Food that is flabbergasting toe. Look at the kind that you would be afraid to touch or even try to eat. You know, maybe someone would have to stand next to you and say, Okay, Here's how you eat this. One thing I did appreciate and Alonzo did too. Was how they do tie together the legacy of Versailles to this and the excess and the extravagance in a world that has more wealth inequality than ever before. How do you reconcile luxury with? With that sort of event. The unspoken implication being like a lookout, the guillotine Zar not far away from moments like this in history. Well, it must be interesting to watch it now in because it was filmed before Cove. It's it has a different You're watching it now. You you're watching through a different lens? Yeah, and people. You know you're watching people you know, allowed together, right? Yes. Share afford. My gosh. What a radical act! Alonso, Did you like it? I did, And I think you know one of things that you like. Dave went out. I think, but I enjoy is the focus on the craft here because apart from great British bake off so many of these shows we've been conditioned to think about it. It's a matter of competition. So you've got all these different chefs in the kitchen and they're not competing against each other. They're all participating in this. Exhibition alongside each other. They're supporting each other and You know, Laura Gabbert isn't doing that thing of like, You know, there's that sound effect. You always here on these shows where they were like, Oh, no, it's falling apart A and cut to commercial will. It's not full part of the party, you know, like we're not doing that here, and I was very happy that we weren't doing that. And it's about other stuff. And and I was kind of in my mind thinking about Boy, are we gonna look back at verse I and the gilded age and this sort of like, you know. Aristocracy kind of run amok and and not Connected to 2020 and wealth inequality. And I kind of up and then the movie doesn't like, eh? I thought of it. And then the movie got there is well, like, OK, good. So we're not. We're not leaving without talking about this. And yeah, I think you know, that's One of the themes of this year. Alongside the pandemic is the fact that billionaires are getting richer and the government isn't supporting people you know, in a way that will allow them to be at home during a pandemic, which they need to be and all that stuff which you know your NPR you talk about all the time. Okay? Next documentary not so sweet. It's called push, but it does come with the same themes that you've been talking about. It's about the global housing crisis, and here's a bit from the trailer. You know, the first.
"versailles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Can you describe what some of these issues were like? And how did it feel to be in that moment, cause it seemed tense occasionally. Yeah. You know, it was so interesting. Maybe he and we make reference to this in the film. I mean, the Met is just this labyrinth, right And there's kitchens all over the place, but they're really far apart and it was almost like being at her side. We joked what we were there. It's like we feel like we're shooting at the Palace of Versailles. So it was very complicated from a logistical point of view for the chefs as as well as for my film, But, um, you know, when you shoot at the Met, you have a team of people from the Met with you at all times. You're not really able to move from one spot to another with someone with you, You know, protecting art behind you. Um And then the chefs had a variety of challenges. Everything from You know, electrical problems, too just ingredients that are different in the U. S than back where they were from. So you know, some of the recipes wouldn't quite work the way they thought they would, because they were using a different type of cream, or, you know, for example. And they were definitely under the gun. You know, some of our chefs in New York we're related, preparing their their creations on site at their own bakeries like Dominique and Gaia. But yeah, it was. It was a logistical and kind of creative challenge. I think I think for those chefs to pull it off. It was remarkable if they did it My guess is Laura Gabbert. She is the director of auto Landing and the cakes of verse. I was being theory editors and on demand Friday, so it's interesting because these chefs, we see it there. These pastry chefs are really artists, and that's the way they view themselves. It's particularly Janice Wong from Singapore. She once worked in finance, but she's changed her life, and she talks a lot about her use of gum paste and sugar to create abstract. Art. What did you want to explore about the idea of pastry chefs as artists? I mean, I think that you know, this really comes from Yo, Tom. I think it really was this. You know, The interesting thing about pastry is that they were pastry chefs have always been at the forefront of technology. So they're there because it is a science right? It's chemistry, basically so as they're creating things, they're they're thinking very technologically. They're thinking very scientifically, in a way, but then they're also bringing in the artistry of it. So I think that if we really wanted to capture that, and then link that back to Versailles, you know that That's really when a lot of patisserie was first introduced me, actually, prior to Versailles, the Italians actually created much of it, and then the French sort of co opted it. Um, we really wanted to make those connections and sort of, you know, just follow the evolution of like, what does it mean to make a cake? Like, you know, Debra Crone points out that it used to be that a cake wasn't even sweet. You know, it was like a pastry pastry was was not sweet, actually was used to preserve food. So you know, I think the film this is kind of fun that way because you dip into little history lessons about Versailles and at the time of Louis, the 16th. And then you know, kind of come back to present day and sort of marvel it. You know these incredible creations of the chefs make Let's listen to a clip of Democrat and the food historian and barred professor giving a bit of context to the history of the food of recite. This is from Ottolenghi and the cakes of Versailles. They're so I was in open court. People from Paris sort of regular citizens were allowed to come to Versailles and watch all kinds of court events. Thank you playing that so We'll drink to, you know, because we are and we live in the world with summer separation Well, security security. There was no security. Leaving the king himself was an object off. The gaze from the outside of the palace was open and people were milling around and watching the king and the queen walked from Mass. They know that they could catch a glimpse of her. If they stood in a certain place. There were always a display. And privacy was also really different. The idea that.
"versailles" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Ah, 51 year old man hospitalized after being shot And also at the briefing Trump set in 1917. They say great great pandemic as certainly was a terrible thing, where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people. Probably ended the second World War while the soldiers were sick. Send another. That's how the second World War Ill are something new every day at the White House. First of all the pandemic did begin in Kansas in 1917. Okay, That is a fact. Simple is that money, So he's all about the 1918 pandemic? Of course, but well, I know, but Well, but he's putting things into context. He is just not giving Cliff notes view of history. He's taking this man into the flu pandemic. That's what's going on about World War two ending because of that. I think that was a minor slip up. No, no, no, no, actually, World War was the start of World War two. Well, there's not explain. Thanks, Joe. I'm glad you cleared that also notice because of the Treaty of Versailles Treaty of Versailles put such a straitjacket on Germany that the Germans eventually got around rebelling, And that was why they elected Hitler. See. So see Trump. Trump thinks in a very subtle and complicated way about his cash in three days. Yeah, don't dumb and dumber, also in the Big three, the mayor says. That's 75% of to York City school kids or it's heard the public schools in the fall. He also says 85% of teachers. I mean, I hope it all works out. I really do. I mean, obviously. Kids need TB in school. But if George is an indication, lookout and rounding out the big Three Well, a little sports here, the Big 10 is expected to announce today. No football season this year. A cz, Michael said Big 10 schools like Montana Courtland State. No, actually, the he did say that, by the way, Big 10 schools are like Ohio State, Michigan and stay in Wisconsin. The president's waited play college football, so he's he's strongly in favor. I think Pence also tweeted something similar if you want to do it. Was that William and William and Mary? Are they partners? Not neither of them. Neither William nor merrier. And if you want Indiana, Iowa, if you wanna have a big four, Putin says he's got a Corona vaccine. He's approved it. And he said one of his daughters has been inoculated. So so they get there You have it, Natalie said. I wonder if it's the daughter. He doesn't like us. Me If I would take that vaccine, The odds are probably not, but I think I think I'll wait for the European or American vaccine before I goto Thea the Russian vaccine Well when it's two parts plutonium, you have to worry about that. And if you wanna have Ah, Big five today. I mean, you've got the power outages all over the area. Still now remember, the storm was one week ago. And governor. Cuomo is now threatening the take away the PSC G franchise and he's going after Con Ed and you know he's serious because, he said, as serious as a heart attack. So there you go, Mr. Serious right there and Tio try to document what's going on out there. People without power. We said Alice Stockton, Rossini, and I think she was heading the Long Island and have to go all the way to Long Island. She found Queens, which is a mess. Hey, Alice, what's doing kid? There's plenty of mess to go around. There's down trees all over the place, and I'm talking huge trees, big fat tree trunks. I couldn't get my arms around it by truck. Big one, so on to cars at 88 Street and 89th Avenue in Woodhaven, the car's air still there. Trees block the end of 89th Avenue, and some people have what you might call power. Right now, our lights keeps flickering on and off for lose power. Every known that the A C is nothing's working properly. The microwaves not working like they put it on just enough where the lights are dim, you know, but they haven't. They haven't finished fixing it. Our lights are not back to normal. You know, and some people even around this corner, they still have no light at all. At least we have some, but they keeps flickering on and off. So that's the con ed there, Alice. Run it. I haven't seen kind of here this morning. But what I have seen our cables intertwined in the branches of these huge trees and besides roots, bumping up on sidewalks and branches flying during storms last week storm left these wires smoking. This cable came down. I'm assuming due to the wind, and then the cable caught on fire, like a couple of days after because it was already burning the day of the storm. And then a few days later, two days after the storm, But it was already burning for days like this. It was already smoking was.
The George Soros Saga: Antisemitism, Conspiracies, and Influence
"Billion-a-year Fillon therapist mega donor George Soros has long been the villain of conspiracy theories. He has also been a target of politicians and pundits on the right who resent his fierce opposition to George W Bush and Donald. Trump, they also object to his philanthropy support of liberal causes support most clearly defined by his mega donations. Earlier this month, the open society foundations, the ill philanthropic group founded by Mr Soros announced it would invest one hundred, fifty million dollars in grants for black lead, racial justice groups, and another seventy million toward local grants for criminal justice reform. The announcement came amid protests in the streets and calls for racial justice sparked by the murder of George. Floyd. Minneapolis those protests, some of which have turned violent have fuelled critics to view those donations as efforts to foment anarchy and back government corruption emily. Tamken. saw these critiques and conspiracy theories already building steam and two thousand sixteen which inspired her to research and write the influence. Of Soros, her latest Book Emily Welcome. Thank you so much for having me on the show so far listeners. Let's take a step back and start with WHO is George Soros not who the conspiracy theorists say he is but who is he really and what causes does he support and why? George. Is a Hungarian born American billionaire he is very influential in three realms the realm of finance, the rubber philanthropy, and the realm of politics in finance. He was a very famous and successful hedge fund manager. He's maybe the most famous and successful currency speculator in the history of finance, and then you know in the nineteen seventies after making a lot of money, he decides to start giving away some of that money to the cause of what he calls open society. The title comes the Name Open Society comes. From this book by Karl. Popper who was Soros's tutor at the London School of Economics and basically the premise of open society and its enemies is that this gross over simplification but basically, the premise is that you know neither you nor I can really know the truth. So what we're supposed to do is all of us together in a society come together and we discuss and debate, and we try to reach this perfect understanding and practice that's meant giving students scholarships. It's meant setting up a university in. It's meant you know after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in Suva Union paying for Internet for various government ministries and trying to connect people to information. He's also a big an influential figure in politics beginning in two thousand four. In the United States, he decided that he really wanted George W Bush out of office and became a major political donor. So I think you know I WANNA be careful to make clear that the political spending is separate from thirty but because he's this major philanthropic and also major political donor and because the political donations or not exclusively, but do tend to be four Democrats in liberal causes. I think that that colors the perception of some not just on the right but particularly, some people on the right in the United States. So source is a Hungarian. Jewish emigrant right tell us more about his upbringing and how it informed his philanthropy and political activism nineteen thirty Hungary is the Inter war period between World War One and World War Two prior to World War One Jews in the Hungarian part of the austro-hungarian Empire were more assimilated than many other Jews in Europe. They really saw themselves. Many of them saw themselves as Hungarian were part of the Hungarian national project report of this Lake Glittering Budapest life world we're one happens Hungary is on the losing side they lose a lot of their territory in the tree of and all, which is like the austro-hungarian version of the treaty of Versailles. And for a variety of reasons, the Jews are scapegoated for this. So you have these he's born into this world where you start having a Jewish quotas laws meant to persecute Jews, and this is. Even, before World War Two, his father has them changed their name from shorts to Soros to seem less obviously Jewish in this increasingly hostile environment his father had previously like escaped. Prison camp in Siberia during World War, one and made his way back to Hungary during the Russian civil war. So he knew something about survival. World to comes and there's there's not the occupation and there's the Arrow Cross which is like the Hungarian variant. He sees his father as this great protective figure who helped other people the father. was procured bull forged embargo documents of the Soros family and friends in front of friends could hide out is Christians during during the time, but he also he's persecuted for being Jewish he then after world, War Two is living under a certainly not the same kind of persecution but under a repressive oppressive socialist regime and I think that this is two things one, it makes this concept of society where we can all debate and discuss very attractive and I also think that for him because he was persecuted on the basis of his ethnicity religion. That inspired in him. The understanding that it was important to try to help whatever group was caught under the wheel at a given moment with this history and background in mind. IS IT ANTI Semitic to criticize Mr Soros and the causes he supports I'm not saying the criticizing Soros is. Anti Semitic I think he's done things that you can criticise part of the reason that I wrote this book is that it should be what he is actually done and the money that he's actually spent not money that he has never spent and thinks he has never going to do that to me is when it trips over into in antisemitic conspiratorial.
Padma Lakshmi: From Model to Food Media
"You started out as a model and you moved into the culinary world. Those are very different worlds. Did you ever get nervous about moving from one to the other I think imposter syndrome is something that we talk about a lot and clearly I mean you've done this so well. It's like now you're synonymous with. Food and food media and restaurants, but back then when you were thinking about making this transition, what were some of the first steps? How did you begin to think about it? Well. You know it was kind of a fluke. I'll be the first one to admit that I got that first contract because I think it was just like a marketing ploy like everyone wants to know. What a model I don't think anyone thought that it would actually be a good cookbook or do Alan because it. WanNa prize in Versailles, people started noticing and at first it. It was hard. Because you know, the response would often get even by journalists by the way, and even after I had won, the award was like we'll do. Models really eat. Yes, we really eat. We're just freaks of natures. Also, there was no other instance in the media where there were models talking about food, except like how to drop five pounds in a day or something. So.
"versailles" Discussed on AP News
"Hold that smile Mona Lisa Lou for the I'm full time on the palace of the sun remain off limits for the immediate future because of the corona virus pandemic none of France's 3 most iconic tourist sites will reopen when the country leaves most of the remaining coronavirus looked on restrictions next week some of Europe's other major cultural sites we're also taking that time to re open the Eiffel Tower likely wouldn't be able to start up again before the second half of June as teams still need to fine tune with management how to protect employees and visitors on how to maintain social distancing well at the Louvre museum where you can see the Mona Lisa managers think it'll be the end of June or mid July I'm Charles the last month
No Eiffel, Mona Lisa or Versailles: Iconic sites stay closed
"Hold that smile Mona Lisa Lou for the I'm full time on the palace of the sun remain off limits for the immediate future because of the corona virus pandemic none of France's three most iconic tourist sites will reopen when the country leaves most of the remaining coronavirus looked on restrictions next week some of Europe's other major cultural sites we're also taking that time to re open the Eiffel Tower likely wouldn't be able to start up again before the second half of June as teams still need to fine tune with management how to protect employees and visitors on how to maintain social distancing well at the Louvre museum where you can see the Mona Lisa managers think it'll be the end of June or mid July I'm Charles the last month
"versailles" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A British mother tries to change her son's birthday so it's not Boxing Day your next story of a mother who went to that little extra distance comes from faith Salih like many children Delphian Babineaux of Versailles loves the ballet she also loves happy endings which is why her very thoughtful very rich mother on the east Archambault decided that for Delphian sixth birthday party she take her daughter and twelve friends to see Swan Lake at the Paris Opera ballet but first Archambault needed to change the entire ending of Swan Lake those familiar with Tchaikovsky's famous ballet know that an act for the cursed princess one oh dad and her devastated lover Siegfried fooling themselves into the lake to die together it's not clear how a bird who swims can drown itself but that's beside the point Shambo being the world's greatest mall mall did not want her daughter to witness a double suicide on her birthday so she paid at the Paris Opera ballet to re choreographed the day new mall it took two weeks of rehearsal and a two point five million euro donation to the Paris Opera to have the entire company throw out the choreography of Rudolf Nureyev and replace it with a dance to delight dell scene and her friends for the finality Odette and Siegfried jump into the lake and then emerge as chewed glittery unicorns flying through the air well six year old girls through mackerels at them my friend's mother please.
"versailles" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Gardens are spectacular as well it's modeled after Versailles and they keep on adding gardens they did that they did the crown prince's garden about a generation ago and one of the great things it's a French formal garden but they have viewing kiosks that you can go on and you can climb and you can see the pattern of the formal garden they're also fountains everywhere and his opulent at the as the palace is am I right Farina Franz J. Joseph for you guys this is this is wonderful if you go up to the door yet you walk up and then take a mule down to the castle UC older contains you see the the huge gardens and pumpkins old little people pass through the gardens on it only holds Corey carriage which is very very nice let's remind to to form a time as opulent as the rooms are one after another they have one with with me is coming out of frames chin was a re room then you go to a Franz Joseph's bedroom and there's a camp bed am I right yes yeah there's there's always a surprise in Vienna nice words okay it's worth keeping your eyes peeled because they're always signs around town for concerts and you'll see people dressed up in most Sarti and costumes giving you information about what concerts there are each evening in different churches so yes you're into music as we address the needs are opera dresses long dresses the ladies with the A. you which scored so how much does it usually costs to go to one of his concerts not much that's not that's not expensive federal and city city to forty euros depending yeah so it's a pretty affordable cultural experience to have an Indiana has a very rich musical history of so I feel like singing concert while you're there is an extremely authentic way to experience the city and it was standing room in the back in the operas you can't afford the opera a one and if you're not in yeah I can stand up that's true and you can also let you can also tool which is that if he create a recommendation of myself you can ask because sometimes there's a guided tour through the back side of fuel per of Billy thank you very interesting and there there's also I mean if you wanna hear a Mozart opera you can see it there's an opera house in shown burn palace and if you love Mozart your thanks Stephen's church as a lease will tell you one block away is Mozart's home Figaro house and soon we're going to go to Mozart's birth place yes so stick with us we're gonna had to break but when we come back we're gonna leave Vienna and head toward Salzburg this is been there haven't done that and we'll be right back after the break this is Stacey Fiorentino is founder and president of classic escapes travel is the court of my life and it is so important to do it well and.
A look at Fred C. Trump's view of the world
"The pioneers important ship with Rolex when Donald Trump was announcing his candidacy for presidency. He said the American dream is dead and talked about how he was going to put America first now. Both of those phrases would certainly have been familiar to Fred. See Trump indeed so Frederick Chris trump to give him his full name. That was a family name. But it's hard not to enjoy the laugh. He who was of course. Trump's MM father now people have slightly misread. The sometimes in assumed that because Fred trump was an adult in the twenty s that he must have been trump's grandfather and in fact reviews of my book talked about Fred Trump as his grandfather. No no no the point is he's his father. We forget and I think to our peril first of all how old Donald Trump is as. He was born in Nineteen forty-six and secondly that he was the son of a much older father. So Fred See. Trump actually was a young man in this era that I'm talking about in the twenty s and so the world that he inhabited was this America. First `isolation xenophobic eugenicist world. Like Tom Buchanan Bannon. That took that stuff for granted it was a highly racist society and even the more progressive people were of course very very racist and many of their attitudes kids and Fred trump raised donald trump. You know in the forties in my view to with this worldview and basically what I'm saying the book is the apple doesn't fall Oliver far from the tree and trump has said over and over again how much he admires his father how much he adheres to his father's worldview most importantly in my live you the thing he said over and over and over again is that he is a believer in eugenics. Now trump himself never remembers the word eugenics. But that's neither here nor there. The attitudes that he's espousing he says over and over again. He's given dozens of interviews. You easy to find just Google Donald Trump and eugenics and you see him on video for twenty years thirty thirty years saying that. He's a believer in what he calls the gene theory. or He's a believer in jeans. He believes in what he thinks of as the racehorse theory of genes. which is that when you get a superior type person and you marry that superior type person to another superior type person you get superior type people that is eugenicist and that is very clearly what he believes? Leaves end in Fred. Trump's world that idea was America first and you can place for trump historically right at the heart of does indeed so in one thousand nine twenty seven it was actually just at the peak of America first political traction it was just starting to lose credibility Partly because of the way that it had been monetize so it was getting associated with corruption. Both by the clan in with a very corrupt Chicago mayor from my hometown the most corrupt city in America. A A guy called big Bill Thompson. Who was using America first to try to? It was a money making scheme. Also some things never change anyway so it was about to kind of really lose credence but at the peak of it in nineteen twenty seven in Queens which of course is where Donald trump would eventually grow up. It's where Fred trump was already living at that point and there was a memorial Oriole Day parade in May nineteen twenty seven at which the clan controversial had been permitted to March. They were given a permit now. This incident has since trump's election and been aronie ASLI described as Klan Rally and. I think it's important that we note the distinction. It was a Memorial Day parade at which the veterans were marching and the Red Cross was marching and children were marching and there were twenty thousand spectators. Not because they wanted to support the clan but because they were there for national parade but the Klan had as I say controversially been given permission mission to March in this parade as long as they weren't roped was what the police told them and it was a first amendment issue again about the right to assemble in the right to free speech. And so you can see why they said that they could. But they couldn't be hooded and gowned and some of them decided to be hooded and gown and scuffles broke out among the twenty thousand spectators. Because some actually objected to it as hate speech just as we would today some defended on the basis of freedom of speech just as people would today so these kind of scuffles broke out and it turned into a full blown riot. Twenty thousand people fighting over the clan in Queens and out of that twenty thousand six men were arrested five of whom self identified the police reports as clansmen and the sixth was Fred see trump. Now that is not proof that Fred trump was clansman and again some people have said arrests shows that he was. I don't think that does I don't think we can make quite that step. But it is remarkable to me that out of twenty thousand people the only six were arrested five of clansmen and one of them was trump. And what I do say in the book is that and I firmly believe this. Is that whatever we think Fred. Trump's reasons for being there might have been. He was not there to protest the clan and we know that because of his later record on race relations he was so racist when he started his property property development in the nineteen fifties which by the way he got from government loans. So all of these guys who you know they hate government handouts. But that's how Fred trump got his start was from a government handout and there was some kind of it is indeed it was he was hauled up before Congressional Committee to admit that he wildly overstated the cost of his loans which is in the book some might call fraud so he defrauded the government went to get handouts and then these and then his son is telling us that handouts are terrible and nobody should have handouts and out of this. He built these tenements. He built these housing projects in the New York area in Brooklyn Brooklyn and Queens and his policies for renting to tenants in these housing projects. Were so racist that Woodie Guthrie in the nineteen fifties wrote a song about how racist it was because he lived in one of them. It's called Almond trump. And it's about how racist Fred trump was and you have to be racist in the fifties to get people's attention for our racist assist. You are by one thousand nine hundred ninety three which was the year that Donald Trump took over the trump property empire from his father. They were sued by the Nixon Administration. Restauration for racial discrimination. And again you know the Nixon administration was not going out of its way to sue over racial discrimination it had to be so gratuitous for the Nixon administration to go after them and then of course in the case of Donald there are things like the central park five the five black men wrongly accused of raping a woman in Central Park. He called for the death penalty. Not with them. They were totally exonerated by DNA. He has never apologized. He has never said that he still calls it. A miscarriage of justice and it was a miscarriage of justice but not in the way that he thinks. So what I say is that although we cannot say that Fred trump was a card carrying member of the KKK. He was arrested with five of them and nothing that he ever did in the rest of his misbegotten life makes me think that he was there to argue against the clamp. Do you think a trump. Donald trump has a full understanding branding given how ignorant and he missed. His supporters appears to be an understanding of the origin of these phrases. And can they be reinterpreted in a positive way so first of all. I think that be the best way to understand. This is that it's like it's a world view that he grew up with. He's profoundly racist. We have so much evidence to see. How racist he is does? Does he know the detailed history of this. Of course not in fact historians don't know that detailed history of this Ri- wouldn't have written the book so nobody knows it but the fact that America first has these meanings meanings is definitely not lost to history and the KKK kept it alive underground. And all of these Neo Nazi groups and right wing groups kept this phrase alive and there's lots of evidence at that they would have rallies in the sixties and say it's an America first rally you can find the flyers and handbills and stuff. So there's lots of ephemeral evidence over the years that they kept this phrase alive and now they're using it on Neo Nazi message boards. It's on the daily stormer on storm. Front it's on their websites. So these guys have always used that phrase and when and David Duke who of course is the the most senior member of the KKK in America when he endorsed Donald Trump. He did so using that phrase he said he stands for what I've always stood for. He stands for America. Erica I it is a racist dog whistle and certainly trump's advisors know that Steve Bannon does read history. And Steve. Bannon doesn't know this Steve. Bannon also resuscitated facilitated a phrase called economic nationalism which he talks about all the time and most people don't realize that economic nationalism was part of the America first platform in Nineteen Nineteen and nineteen twenty and it was to keep America out of the League of nations to keep it from signing the treaty of Versailles because Europe was a cabal of overlords who wanted to create a global economy and they were going to make America a vassal state. which should sound pretty familiar? And it's not only about the ways that has shaped American political debates but of course it sounds an awful lot like the way that people talk about Brexit and as we know Bannon has been closely involved Cambridge analytica which he was on the board of has been closely involved with both of these campaigns and and his idea of economic nationalism is a hundred year old America first agenda. He did not pluck that phrase out of the air. Stephen Miller who remains trump's senior senior advisor he's the author of the policy that separating immigrant families at the southern border. He was also clearly. The author of the speech that trump gave in the oval office when he argued for his wall so he Stephen Miller also knows this stuff and the other phrase that was really associated with America. I which which I spent a lot of time explaining in the book was one hundred percent American which was another code and Stephen Miller on his high school yearbook page that he was one hundred percent American. So these guys do know these codes and I don't know that Donald Trump understands all of this history and understands how all of it intersects but he knows that it all supports his basic world view which is a eugenicist assist world view and that is the one that he learned from his father who also knew that this stuff was America first and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he had grown up in the fifties hearing his father. Talk about America. I that wouldn't surprise me one little bit. So is the American dream dead and do we revive it by putting America first in my view is that we shouldn't try it's like saying. Can we resuscitate tate. Heil Hitler will you could. But why would you want to. I want to do the opposite which is to discredited with.
"versailles" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Of fumes came out from the cesspool of but it was a problem that our god son was never able to song how bad the situation was if you look at the palace of Versailles fortune was spent in constructing it had these wonderful hall of mirrors elaborate chandeliers and you might have a thousand people being entertained eating and drinking copiously but where did they go to the bathroom there was not a single bathroom in the entire elaborate palace dancers they went in the stairwell one of the reasons the French applied so much perfume during that period was to overcome all of the indoor odors from people relieving themselves outside recite people relieving themselves in indoor says pets they were simply benches were seats perched over holes lined with wood stone or brick the main drawback aside from the smell was that you had to pay nine called scavengers wielding a bucket and shovel to clean them out and carry them on a horse drawn cart to local streams and rivers this is why it pays to be upstream if you ventured into town in nature called a man called a Johnny offered his customers privacy he wore a large black he carried a chamber pot customer would pay a half a sentence what over the pot well Johnny covered him with a large Kate fast forward to century America calling this modify this cesspit by taking it outside in constructing a small wooden shack over it the out house was born favorite place our house is far enough from the house where they would not be problems with now or with seeping into the water supply of.
"versailles" Discussed on 600 WREC
"To buy a house you end up with a stack of paperwork somewhere in the neighborhood of about eight thousand pages long and it's about as complex is complex and is good for you is the treaty of Versailles in the old days. I think would have died before they would have completed all of this paperwork but it's not like that anymore that was the age of feudalism and and now we have computers and attorneys and the real estate agents to do all of that that great nowadays we have real estate agents that do the majority of all of the complex stuff but you have to have a good one you have to know that your real estate agent is on your side and that you can trust them so why a number years ago my wife and I started real estate agents I trust dot com the name says it all what we did is we took the best practices that make a great real estate agent and then we use that as our template and so we hired a lot of agents using that as a template is this how you do business let me see your track record since then thousands of them many of them coming from this audience have joined us we have five thousand agents on a waiting list that we are vetting and in case one of the other agents doesn't work out in and starts to not live up to his or her promise we will monitor them all the time we have somebody else to replace them we don't have a **** load we have about a thousand of them across the country we want to make sure that we are.
"versailles" Discussed on WTVN
"But when you go to buy a house you end up with a stack of paperwork somewhere in the neighborhood of about eight thousand pages long and it's about as complex is complex and is good for you is the treaty of Versailles in the old days. all I think would have died before they would have completed all of this paperwork but it's not like that anymore that was the age of feudalism and and now we have computers and attorneys and the real estate agents that do all of that that great nowadays we have real estate agents that do the majority of all of the complex stuff but you have to have a good one you have to know that your real estate agent is on your side and that you can trust them so why a number years ago my wife and I started real estate agents I trust dot com the name says it all what we did is we took the best practices it makes a great real estate agent and then we use that as our template and so we hired a lot of agents using that as a template is this how you do business let me see your track record since then thousands of them many of them coming from this audience have joined us we have five thousand agents on a waiting list that we are vetting and in case one of the other agents doesn't work out in and starts to not live up to his or her promise we will monitor them all the time we have somebody else to replace them we don't have a **** load we have about a thousand of them across the country we want to make sure that we are only presenting.
"versailles" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Go to buy a house you end up with a stack of paperwork somewhere in the neighborhood of about eight thousand pages long and it's about as complex is complex and is good for you is the treaty of Versailles in the old days. I think would have died before they would have completed all of this paperwork but it's not like that anymore that was the age of feudalism and and now we have computers and attorneys and the real estate agents to do all of that that great nowadays we have real estate agents that do the majority of all of the complex stuff but you have to have a good one you have to know that your real estate agent is on your side and that you can trust them so why a number years ago my wife and I started real estate agents I trust dot com the name says it all what we did is we took the best practices it makes a great real estate agent and then we use that as our template and so we hired a lot of agents using that as a template is this how you do business let me see your track record since then thousands of them of the many of them coming from this audience have joined us we have five thousand agents on a waiting list that we are vetting and in case one of the other agents doesn't work out in and starts to not live up to his or her promise we will monitor them all the time we have somebody else to replace them we don't have a **** load we have about a thousand of them across the country we want to make sure that we are only presenting.
"versailles" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"Maybe a couple of new artists. They excited about right now. Is this artist. We sided with offset deuce from memphis. He got his read out industries right not in his he got atas video. Zan went viral really excited about him. Very ties is like real like he's just remind you that old memphis he on the project very a excited about him paying during laying green on new rb artists. We sounded ambience. She's twenty. Oh from saint louis she got a record is it's going to we sampled. The sierra. Regular is gone. She got a little baby citigroup but without a pilot project out nays my end when i tell you i'm i'm so excited about her ep. You know is new. I just signing that genre music <hes> but his girl she's really special scott store to. She got a real a story on various cited about her. We got a lot of the teen artists on now. Some baby artists rallo rodriguez. We collision. We got when i arch from q._c. Marlo marlo versailles had about him and some of the other artists. We got twenty four haven langbo lingo domingo marques mark some migos artists. You know what i'm saying. Mango fu mango deaf llandough <unk> steph london london yeah yeah yeah so full slate slate. You got a whole future slate up there and we got a lot of guests on too so you know got travis scott. Make that meek making this day annan and there's a lot on there we miss baby. The baby is crazy. You know say in a minute we had left. Just wanna look ahead to the future of the migos culture. Three people think it might come out like early next year. I don't know where are they with a we cooking up right now you know when you cook them. A master may just gotta wait on a meal. We cook it up right now are they. Actively recording or is yeah yeah so what i'm saying. It's cooking a cooking right now. Everybody's excited for what they get for sure every time they come together. It's just growth our coach. Kane p thanks so much for being here. That was excellent control. The streets volume two is out now. There's a lot of other music. We talked about that. You may chirps a lot of projects projects quarter year coming up in today's rolling stone music. Now we'll be back next week here in siriusxm channel one six in the meantime in time with our podcast download as a podcast wherever you get your podcast. Maybe we listen nice realize i._t.'s as always thanks for listening in the next week <music> panoply.
"versailles" Discussed on KGO 810
"And she's got her kids were now hear her husband's here her father died she could go back to CM you know she could you could get back in I mean this is really how we want to go after is that the three people we want to harass I know I know and my dad activities a hundred and one and he was invited area and he watches CNN all day and he listens to the radio and he said this man has got to go something for a month and if we put in jail this is something has to happen to him or whatever but he's just toward our country apart what are we supposed to do now well we we have two choices here and that are rational and the first one is is you know that the we could impeach him and and hope that twenty Republican senators would change their votes and remove him from office I don't think they have the ball style then but we can beat him November third twenty twenty and we have to but as we get closer to that we all have to get involved everybody looks and what we got to you know and we will party our **** off that night but until then I will pray for these people all weekend if somebody comes to my door dressed like that I sure as hell don't know what to do you run a Halimi we have to support each other up until that point because this is getting this is getting frightening for American citizen is right now and for a for all the people that make our lives great in there of eleven million up and they do it they work hard this is like my neighbor said this is like **** Germany remember when Hitler did this I mean he did the same thing ground if the people that he didn't think you know about the Jews and everything so this this well got to get back together yeah that was reminiscent was he got that he got the German people to be afraid and he picked the Jews out and he said to the Jews and the Jews are the ones that are causing your problems and I got a mall ginned up because the treaty of Versailles after World War one had put the psalm on Germany and and and we don't trump has managed to do this and good times imagine if the times were bad imagine Russian what he would do recession right anyway thank you somebody is grateful so much I love you bye bye back at your item more your phone calls next eighty eighty eight ten on chips KGO.
"versailles" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"AM six forty more stimulating talk John earlier you were talking about how it's it's possible and there is some evidence to suggest that those closest to Lincoln perhaps wanted him dead because they feared in the aftermath of the civil war he wouldn't be hard enough on the Confederate states and then with him out of the way it seems as if they got their wish because the reconstruction was very punitive almost vengeful against the southern states talk to me about that yeah you think Rush of central and I believe the reconstruction era also said it is an awful president much is Lincoln's an over reaching his constitutional sorry did because it set the tone because he really is in the presidents in the history of warfare look to see if the world has ever seen anything like the the scorched earth policy that far crops being burned and she in fields being real and and personal property being stolen mass rape which we saw in the B. as evidence is out there everywhere course stories I want to see it for that show the north entrance and gates is kind of a person's behavior but in the reconstruction you had a a defeated foe being further punished with this authoritarian military rule the ownership restrictions placed upon them and of course it would this I believe the set the precedent for what we saw after World War one with the treaty of Versailles or Germany was was I've always said of structures that nope defeated so whatever the history of warfare been obligated to pay financially and most people realize Germany did stop paying reparations for war one until the year two thousand and ten and of course later in Nuremberg was the same kind of thing where the defeated circle was legally tried I believe all that began the president was sent.
"versailles" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Would this I believe this set the precedent for what we saw after World War one with the treaty of Versailles or Germany was was cut off on the set of structures that nope defeated so it ever in the history of warfare been obligated to pay financially and most of our lives Germany didn't stop paying reparations for one until the year two thousand and ten and of course later in Nuremberg was the same kind of thing where it has the defeated was legally tried I believe all that began the president was sent with the way the defeated southern states Lincoln supposedly with malice toward none on the that that kind of statement if if it was really true he wanted to welcome them back in with no questions that are supposedly I don't know if that would happen if he lives or not but with they certainly weren't welcome packet with open arms and reconstruction not only was so unfair the defeated southerners but it exploded upon American blacks who here here they were newly freed and it created real race as a wrist racism is Ron Pollack said it it set the tone for a hundred years of awful race relations because the KKK was born Jim crow laws were born and you know really awful stuff and I believe it all was an outgrowth of that really the way the war was fought and then the way it ended in the military occupation of the south of the reconstruction let's let's move ahead to eighteen eighty nine and the the Spanish American war because this really is a pivotal point in American history in in terms of the use of the mainstream media for propaganda absolutely and that's it so the first modern were false flag the remember the main hello Spain and lots of terrible precedents there.
Versailles marks 100 years since treaty ending World War I
"As world leaders discuss global tensions at the twenty seventh and japan and europe they're marking one hundred years since the end of world war one here's fox's simon owen june twenty eighth nineteen nineteen and president foot trey wilson joins french and british leaders to sign the treaty of cy at the passive scient- fronts fighting in world war one had stopped to the novice more than six months but this document that efficient ended the wool there was a backlash in germany the treaty view is too harsh and many historians they state as a key factor in the rise of adolf hitler and the outbreak of world war
"versailles" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We have more from Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat Totta wrote down the investment by three point nine billion dollars, mainly because of problems in China things haven't gone well there in the country's auto market sales dropping by thirty five percent in China for the nine months ending in December. One problem is said to be j allows dealer network only eighteen percent of his outlets are in tier one cities like Shanghai and Beijing gala didn't offer details of the right and other than to say that it was up to evenly split between intangible items these. Include things like technology and branding as well as property plant and equipment in Hong Kong. Number shots. Bloomberg daybreak Asia. New details emerging in the investigation into former Renault chairman Carlos down the French carmaker says the exec may have improperly used Renault sponsorship deal to help pay for his wedding party. This was a Marie Antoinette theme party at the Chateau Davor Cy is the first time Renault has disclosed possible improprieties by going himself. He remains in a Japanese prison amid investigations relieved his time as a top executive at Nissan wonder, if anyone said don't lose your head who. I'm from thirty four past the hour. Let's get to Hong Kong. Bryan Curtis is there for a look at what's happening in the APEC region and in terms of market action. What are you saying? Well, I think it's a lot of profit-taking today based on some of these scares the possibility that the US China trade deal either doesn't get done or get kicked kicked out further into the future. Hang index is down one point one percent. The HSE is down one point nine percent. And most of the other markets are trending down around that level to about one to one and a quarter percent. The Nikkei down one point six percent and the kospi off one point three percent. We have seen a stronger dollar the Bloomberg dollar spot index eleven ninety two now and again at one hundred seventy three the euro at a dollar thirteen. Disappointing economic news in Europe that was a big part of it. And so we saw some lowered floor cast there and also Australia's central Bank cut its growth inflation. Forecasts. The AUSSIE dollar fell at the moment. Trading at seventy point. Six six US sense. The yield on the ten year treasury down to two point six four percent. And check this out. We mentioned a number of times this morning. The yield on the ten year German bund just eleven point five basis points WTI. Crude also falling on worries about demand on global growth. Fifty to thirty two a barrel down another six tenths of one percent. And the offshore Chinese currency is trading. Even though China is not right now six seventy nine sixteen against the US dollar thirty five minutes past the hour. And we go back to Kathleen Hayes, Brian thanks so much taking look now at a big big story Amazon's Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer has threatened to blackmail him at Baxter has global news in the Bloomberg nine sixty San Francisco newsroom. Ed. Yeah. Kathleen basis has accused the Enquirer and Trump friend, David pecker of extortion and blackmail says it will now publish photos himself and TV personality Lawrence Sanchez and his hired. Investigators to find out if the threat was politic. Motivated bazo says he wants to know if the threats were an attempt to stop the Washington Post from publishing stories criticizing the president breaking in just the last fifteen minutes, the US supreme court has blocked Louisiana abortion. Doctor restrictions now. This was a law that's due to take effect to Morrow unless the supreme court acted which is what it had done. The law would have required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and critics have argued that it would cripple access to abortion in the state of Louisiana again, the supreme court blocking that law. So we'll see where it goes from here. Mr. Trump has tweeted a number of times today. The congressional oversight committees are committing presidential harassment. He says the oversight committee is hiring White House employees to investigate foreign influence into the White House. Meanwhile, the Senate is poised to vote on the nomination of William bar for attorney general Senator Dianne Feinstein says she has grave concern to assert the press. Residents have no limits on their power to insert themselves in law enforcement matters even those involving their personal interests, and that can't be acceptable to any of us. Senate Judiciary committee has voted to advance to the floor of the nomination for a final vote up on the Bloomberg terminal and FM and report US government is booked several hundred beachfront hotel rooms and denying for the time of the second Kim Trump's summit the president and the state of the union reveal the dates, but not the venue, which Vietnamese city. So is this a hint meetings on Brexit in Brussels today? UK Prime Minister Theresa may saying she'll have further meetings with the president of the EU, Mr. Yonker. I'm clear that I live a Brexit of its deliverance from time. That's what I'm gonna do for the British public. European parliament president Tonio Tajani saying that this is getting close to disaster. Meeting.
Ghosn Threw a Big Bash at Versailles, and Renault Wants to Know Who Paid for It
"Asia. New details emerging in the investigation into former Renault chairman Carlos down the French carmaker says the exec may have improperly used Renault sponsorship deal to help pay for his wedding party. This was a Marie Antoinette theme party at the Chateau Davor Cy is the first time Renault has disclosed possible improprieties by going himself. He remains in a Japanese prison amid investigations relieved his time as a top
"versailles" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"From their highs. We're starting to see housing activity picked up with the ISM data showing strength. We're seeing the straws in the wind that are telling us that that the two things one that the economy is very interest rate sensitive, which has been one of my things to that crosses starting to reaccelerate. Also and writes today, there's a bit of a head scratcher here on maliable. Liable right to slumping the most decade to just under two point seven percent. Now that makes it the biggest one day slide since the dark days of two thousand and nine now some analysts they're attributing slide to the Fed's recent dovish pivot libraries used to sit rights on trillions of dollars and fighting right Dayton that includes some student loans. All right. Well, we've got some new details emerging in the investigation into former Renault chairman Carlos gone. The French carmaker says the exact may have improperly used a Renault sponsorship deal to help pay for his wedding party. This was a Marie Antoinette themed party at Shoto diversify. This is the first time Renault disclosed possible improprieties by Mr. gone. He remains in a Japanese prison given investigations related into his time as a top executive at Nissan. It's look on the markets. Now, the S and P five hundred falling forsaken day. We'll get more from Bloomberg's Charlie Pellett in this Wall Street wrap a retreat on Wall Street has investors grow anxious that the Trump administration will not reach a trade deal with China before March deadline. Chris Harvey is head of equity strategy at Wells Fargo securities. So can we have a consolidation should things pullback have things gotten a little bit frothy? Yes. But if you look at the underlying economy, it's still strong if he'll get credit spreads. They are tightening. If you look at what the fed is saying we're on hold for a while. This is not a market where you say, oh my goodness. The wheels are falling off the cart, the S and P five hundred index fell twenty five points down nine tenths of one percent. Dow Industrial's down two hundred twenty down nine tenths, NASDAQ down Eighty-six, a drop of one point two percent in New York. Charlie Pellett, Bloomberg daybreak Asia. All right. We're at thirty four past the hour. Let's get to Hong Kong. Bryan Curtis looking at markets there. Right. Well, let's take a closer look here at the Australian. Central banks story. Doug, you tipped it. They cut growth and inflation forecasts in response to weaker consumption in the country, the RBI dig down into or dug down into some of the factors affecting the outlook. It's darkening picture both at home and abroad. In fact, it's quite similar to what we saw in Europe, the official European forecasts signaling a slowdown in the region's economy there so back to the growth in the year to June of two thousand nine was cut to two and a half percent from three and a quarter and in the following twelve months two and three quarters percent from three and a quarter. Governor Phillip blow this week abandoned policy tightening bias, and instead sees the chances of a cut or a hike as more evenly balanced now, and the Essex two hundred is actually turning a little bit higher. Now, it's it's fractionally up up about one point or so we have some losses in Tokyo. The Nikkei as down one point one percent. Dollar yen at one oh, nine seventy eight. We haven't had a lot of. Change in the in the value of the dollar yen here in the past three days, although we have seen the dollar much stronger against other currencies. The euro shredding now at a dollar at thirteen thirty six in the AUSSIE dollar just to put a big pretty bow on the side of things seventy point six eight US sets yield on the ten year to sixty five yield on the ten year German bund, just eleven and a half basis points oil was down fifty to fifty nine a barrel. And that's check the markets. Thirty five minutes past the hour, Paul to you. Yeah. Thanks, brian. Yeah. The slipping about a half of one percent after the release of that obvious stipend on growth, Amazon's Jeff Bezos says the National Enquirer has threatened to blackmail them Baxter's, go global news in the Bloomberg nine sixty San Francisco newsroom. Ed. Yeah. This could turn out to be real interesting Paul basis is accused the acquire and Trump friend, David pecker of extortion and blackmail. He says he will now published photos of him and TV personality. Lawrence Sanchez in the post. And has now hired investigators to find out if the story was politically motivated bazo says he wants to know if the threats were an attempt to stop the Washington Post from publishing stories criticizing the president. Meanwhile, this Trump has tweeted a number of times today that congressional oversight committees are committing presidential harassment. He says the oversight committee is hiring White House employees to investigate foreign influence into him. Meanwhile, the Senate is poised to vote now on the nomination of William bar for attorney general Senator Dianne Feinstein says she has some grave concerns who assert that presidents have no limits on their power to insert themselves in law enforcement matters, even those involving their personal interests, and that can't be acceptable to any of us. Senator Senate Judiciary committee has voted to advance to the floor of the nomination for final vote up on the Bloomberg terminal NFL, an report out of Japan that US government has booked several hundred beachfront hotel rooms and denying. For the time of the second Kim, Trump summit, the president in the state of the union revealed the dates, but not which Vietnamese city hint hint. Hint meetings and Brexit in Brussels today. UK Prime Minister, Theresa may Sancti will have further meetings with JEAN CLAUDE Yonker I'm clear that I.
News in Brief 26 December 2018
"This is the Newton brief from the United Nations the United Nations peace mission in Afghanistan. Nama has condemned. The terrorist attack Monday in the nation's capital Kabul in area heavily populated by civilians. According to media reports at least forty people are said to have died and many more were injured during the suicide and Bombeck retargeted a government building. Dada. Msci Yamamoto the head of the UN mission underscored that there was no justification whatsoever for such attacks. These attacks cause untold human suffering to Afghan families. He said stressing that the UN continues to stand in solidarity with all of Khan's. He added that the organization remains committed to an Afghan led peace process that will end the ongoing war and enable the government to allocate more resources to protect all citizens from such tragedies. You in children's fund UNICEF has stepped up efforts to help families affected by the devastating soon. Army that hit the Indonesian coast around the Sunda strait between the two main islands of Java and Matra on Saturday. Unicef is providing bednets school sanitation kits which includes towel soap buckets and sanitary pads as well as technical assistance on nutrition and child protection following the disaster. According to the UN releasing orcher based on government figures, four hundred thirty people have died one thousand four hundred ninety five injured and one hundred forty nine missing as of Wednesday, an estimated twenty two thousand people have been displaced Indonesia's meteorological agency has warned that a new soon. Nami could be triggered by the Anak Krakatau volcano, Versailles Smick activities caused undersea landslides that led to the disaster. Authorities are alerting people to stay up to one kilometer away from coastal areas. The UN and humanitarian partners have offered to support the government led response and are enclosed communication with national. Authorities to fully understand the situation in the affected areas and provide whatever help is needed. Veterans Day also marks fourteen years since the deadly twenty six December Indian Ocean. So NAMI one of the worst disasters in modern history that claimed over two hundred thirty thousand lives in fourteen countries with Indonesia being the hardest hit the UN support mission in Libya. Unfamiliar has condemned used as terrorist attack on the nation's foreign ministry in Tripoli. In a statement, the mission expressed its deepest condolences to the family of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, it reaffirmed that attacks on state institutions constitutes an attack on all Libyan's, the San salami the head of UN's animal denounced, the attack underscoring that terrorism will not try them over the le'veon's decision to move forward towards building their state and announcing violence, we will not accept any attack on a state institution, especially one committed by a terrorist group. He added according to media reports the terrorist group Aycell claimed responsibility for the attack following the. Attack salami contacted the government of national accord to denounce the terrorist attack offered his condolences and call on them to announce the protection of public institutions feeble Mishra United Nations.