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"belfast" Discussed on Ideas
"Of a kind of low intensity conflict. Which is? Left scars on people and left. Suspicions. Anxieties But I just kinda there bubbling. And so. Something that simplifies things that the should neighborhood and gives you a sense of. Safety! I can I can see why people make cling to it. You can talk to lots of people in this neighborhood. I've been around this neighborhood a few times yet. I live not too far from here, and it's funny because I feel a bit like an explorer. Even though I'm actually just about. A quarter of a math mainland for. But was. That's part of the fact of this. Fort just around Short Strand. That Because I suppose it's quite an we're. Never did it makes me? Feel like village. Interested. Taken on its own identity, and I suppose that's reinforced by the wall itself or by the walls. It may be that the walls were the dominant force shaping that Belfast communities identity in recent years, but that identity was ultimately shaped by the conflict. And over the centuries, an Irish identity in the larger country was also being framed in seemingly endless conflicts with Britain. Fifteen, thirty, four, sixteen, forty, one, seventeen, ninety, eight, eighteen, O, three, eighteen, forty, eight, eighteen, sixty, seven, and nineteen sixteen. What you see over the course of centuries are waves. Of rebellion. Of Suppression of rebellion on then resurgence of Independence Berisha our demands for recognition of Irish nationalism, so it goes in waves. It's cyclical those who strike for Freedom in the early twentieth century. See themselves as inheriting. A tradition they see themselves as representing a continuity of separatists, spirit now separatists can be defined in different ways. During different centuries. Depending on the era, but broadly speaking the separatist impulse is that there will be more control over Irish affairs for some thoughts about complete separation for others it's about a degree of devolution or local autonomy but those are values. Come in waves. It comes in cycles of the. There can be very brutal suppressions. Of Irish revolt. On there were down to the centuries. And you see even in the early nineteenth century, the rebellion of rubber damage, which again is not taller, large-scale rebellion, but it generates fear. And, it generates a very. Hard Line determined response to absorb are even more. into the British Empire and even the act of union in eighteen one, which is a response to the seventeen ninety eight rebellion dot again is about trying to deliver an emphatic response to to yet another wave of Irish trouble so they are seeking to try on absorb and STOMP OC- Irish. Sentiment, but it never works, and it never could've worked because there was always going to be. Dot Culture of our separatism. You're listening to ideas on CBC Radio One on Sirius, Xm in Australia on our N. and on CBC. DOT CA slash ideas I'm not A. This is the first episode in series. We're doing about walls. The series is called walking the border wall that divides. In, this first installment were visiting the peace walls in Belfast Bill to keep Protestants and Catholics apart during the so called troubles in northern, Ireland that began in the late nineteen sixties. The troubles had been over for more than twenty years, but the he's swells are still standing. And the question remains. Do piece walls actually keep the peace? Or do they create a greater problem keeping communities apart making reconciliation, even more difficult. This episode is called the peace walls of Feltham..
"I'm excited I sit down and talk with here you man. I'm disappointed you can't see me dressed in my finest and freshly shaved respect for you. Yeah and doing looking at work and seeing some of the presentations you've done and just getting a a really good understanding of what your career has look like. I was really inspired. Not just by the work which I think is exceptional but I thought that you were one of the few photographers who focuses on the things that you that you do in terms of the environment cultural impact of socio economic issues around the world and one of the things that you really adept at is providing a sense of connectedness between all these what normally would be disparate things in the minds of many of our of Westerners tend to have such a topic and self absorbed obsession with the world revolving around us that we tend to sort of exclude things that we don't feel have a direct impact on us even though it does and I don't think that at least for for for Western people that that something that awareness that you have it comes naturally. I think it's something that at least for me has been sort of a learned. I've had to unlearn that kind of way of thinking and open myself up and I'm wondering for you. How did that sense of that connectedness? You know that I see in your work. How did you come to have that yourself? It's kind of interesting here just to kind of explore this topic right out of the out of the out of the gate here but it's just an overall feeling that we are all one connected human being we are all one connected earth country. There's no difference between myself. And someone number Wanda a first nations person in Canada. A polar bear were all part of this great mother nature all part of this earth and I see it. All is our earth our collective future art collective history that belongs to each and every one of us and all of us have a vital role to play in this world so for me. It's I see that connection point. I've seen the difference between a billionaire and someone who's on the streets having a tough time in their life were all these powerful magnetic souls that are all on our journey in this world. I respect an extraordinary operation for really each and every one of us who are on this path. Was that something you always had or? Did you have a moment of epiphany when you were younger? That sort of allowed you to see the world in that particular way is definitely something that was important to me from the streets of Belfast from my times experiences in Sarajevo some of those really powerful experiences in Haiti in the early nineties. When you're just experiencing something that is so powerful and so beyond anything that you could even imagine you'd be confronting in your life and the humility that is absorbed through every cell and fiber in my body as I photograph and spend time with extraordinarily powerful people. That frankly have the power have strengthened. Have courage that I do not possess. I am simply an observer a witness in that sense and I am a part of this journey that they are on in the experience of their life than you know. Ultimate humility to me comes from there in the eyes of the people that I've photographs from really understanding the depths. What their day to day realities like and then how I come back to this first world. It's it's a difficult thing. It was brutal that coming back in landing at LAX. In coming back into this world leading. When I just left behind That Internet itself is extraordinarily difficult to the least. I remember crying literally walking down the aisles of a grocery store and looking at their Sushi in all these meets and everything it's like my God and I'm in Saudi bullets. They're dependent on what food they can scrounge. They're taking their lives in their hands. Trying to get water for their family and Sarajevo not being shot and killed and he does understand life and such a different matter that it really comes down to a pitcher of water feeding your family for that day or providing one meal and then coming back here to realize you know what we have at our at our fingertips some so it starts to really bend and the beginning years of breaking May to a completely different understanding of other majority are. Have you know a lot of other people around the world on? That's an interesting term. You said breaking you in as if you had Basically Foundation that you basically emptied sort of destroy in order to build a a a new one with being way of describing. Yeah I also think that for me I had an extraordinary powerful desire within me to witness first hand the history as it unfolds being an apartheid South Africa before Nelson Mandela. Send it to presidency a lot of the different war-zones in and out of the genocide in Rwanda Darfur wars in the Middle East. A lot of fees experiences really changed me immensely and really broke down the nature of what I thought reality was for me and for my family and what that word means to me and how it's manifested within me and how it is indeed. You know change the way that I view the world. How did how did you see your work or hope for your work to be used during those those early years of your career and how change what was really interesting. Is that one of the first major magazines that I work with was magazine that you might have depending on where you're at school was called scholastic so that was the magazine. Went out to students I received when I was a student so lineup really establishing a great relationship where the editor they're Lee buyer and I really started to take on a lot of these projects around the world on children.
Patrick's Coming Out Story
"Come out to hear from Patrick who's now a successful Mike artist but he got relentlessly bullied for being gay or growing up in Northern Ireland. I identify as male And I I have an interesting journey with my gender I think because I started doing drag or Soy's drag when I was about fifteen stain kind of progressed. I moved to Manchester when I was eighteen on. I pretty much was wearing full. Face to makeup wakes clothes everything every single day. I think I am used to chester. Oh God I can do this. I'm free to to wear as much as I want. And where did you come from that? You can wear what you want. I grew up in Northern Ireland so I could and I did wanted by think I was always trying to be little bit. Respectful of my parents particularly my mom because she was a little bit uncomfortable at the time about me wearing makeup and bought me wearing weeks and and looking of the Yes. I moved to Manchester and it all sort of exploded e kind of all sort of mixed together. It wasn't really drag. I've never really done to the performances. I tried failed dressing. Dressing up was dressing up and still is for me now and I kind of stopped doing it for a very long time as my career is make posits kicked off. I didn't really have any time. I think there's a good three or four years where I didn't put any makeup on at all but now I'm at a point where I wouldn't even know what it's called I. I'm a man who is gay who likes to wear addresses woman. Sometimes but I don't see myself as a drag queen but juicy self is somewhere on the sort of gender fluid spectrum may be I guess so by just don't feel like home fits with me if you turn because everyone likes putting terms things. These days I would say gender fluid would be appropriate up you would prefer gender. Fluid suspended male. I don't really care. That's the thing that when people these conversations like I think about a lot but I don't ever think about all. This is the term that identify with the most. I'm just I'm just. I'm Patrick and some does I like to lady some days. I looked like a man. Will you go out shopping or go out and make you might just as woman? No I'm on? I think that's probably why the the line is in a sense. I'm why wouldn't see myself as being gender fluid for me? Gender fluidity is someone who I probably would have been more like eight nine years ago when I would go out house with makeup on and with silly outfits on in fact my what am I. University lecturer actually brought me into her office. University and asked me should be cool. You anything different remain is that do we give you a different name? Which would like different pronoun or anything? I thought no and I thought what she questions to ask my. I'm just wearing these clothes. I didn't understand why. Why did he was different? But looking back then I was definitely much more gender fluid whereas these days it's more just address up that's quite progressive really to serve. She was a lovely woman. What's your pronouns? So it's the right way about. Isn't it to actually ask the pers- yeah definitely definitely? I really appreciate. That looking back was a lovely thing of Helen. Do well done Helen so looking back. Can you remember the first time that you may be questioned your sexuality then to know why I think I always questioned bisexuality? Once I knew what sexuality was I knew I didn't fit into the normal. I remember having imaginary friends as really young boy and I always wanted them to be boys. I always wanted to be called Tom. Which is really weird because if my flatmate listen to this my flatmates called so I don't want him to think I have a thing for the boy called Tom. I always want to hug them. I always wanted them to be close. I remember it being because they were boys. We have family video of me when I was a kid. Really really young and our next door neighbor. Child I'm running around child's Charles like calling out for him because I was probably obsessed with and then I think I grew up and I realized what sexuality was. It was like. This is always something that I've thought I've always been attracted to boys and also the messages we getting about people that were male light boys of your school in. Belfast was yes I went to school. It's an all boys grammar. School in Belfast. Very up at south one of these kind of really wheaties for school. Everything around may was telling me that everything that I was into everything I was interested was wrong messages. Where you're hearing. I think proved very young age. I was always some other was like the victim of bullying in a sense. A growing up in Northern Ireland with a British accent With Army family and Camp. So you you were bullied for being English Bison Primary School it was always English and getting a degree because of my accents and then when I went to secondary school turned into A. You're you're gay. Boy Gameboy busted. Dumbo buster bums. The walls was always a catchphrase. That was said when people woods when I would walk down there the corridor. And how old were you I mean throughout secondary school. So from twelve onwards funny because I came out and primary school do yes. It is well. This is an early one. I asked boy to be my boyfriend in Palm. He's GonNa last year of Primary School. I come into how all that would have. Been eleven eleven. The education system is a little bit different Nolan. I think he leave a year or something later. I can't really remember that I recalled. I was very good friends with him and I found him. I won't spend my boyfriend so I asked him. I remember what he said. I gotcha I gave them a note. I remember I remember sort of slipping him tonight. What he boyfriend but I recall what happened after that however I do recall giving him a phone call after school to talk to him because we would every night and his mom picks up the phone and I said speech Cowan please. Is this Patrick. So yes said well. I've heard about this. Fancying thing the what Jamaican and she said. I need to stop disgusting for how this is coming from light. This boy's mum and this is probably one of the youngest coming has gazed. I've heard you were ten or eleven. You try to get a boyfriend boyfriend then. The mother intervene jess and that was kind of that was that because I I remember being on the phone. Remember sitting on my mom's bad being on the phone shutting down the phone. That may be thinking. Oh this is wrong because I didn't really think anything wrong. I guess at the time apartments quite just wants to boyfriend but he obviously thought something wrong with it because he went straight out his mother. I so God what happened with the friendship. I mean that was the end of primary school more or less. Oh I can't quite recall whether or not we stayed friends. We probably did stay friends but when I went to different school you know secondary school so I didn't speak to him again and then there was one boy from my primary school went to grammar school with mate and I remember saying. Don't tell anyone like about the stuff that was kind of kept hush hush and then he's not telling people but don't but not until like our second year of secondary school and then everything's coming out and then I saw his playing to little bit. Once I came to terms with my sexuality and I was afraid of. I think I've sort of jumped straight into it in the sense that I had a boyfriend. I think had my first boyfriend when I was fourteen. Thirteen fourteen and he lived around the corner from my house. So we get the school bus with each other so you did you ever have any girlfriends it right into the boys in primary school. I have so many girlfriends yoga. Yeah in fact. I really love laser device. Full circle moment recently. That my my my main girlfriend primary school I have makeup for recently mostly. Nice but they would just like playing Casey chases and primary school and yeah. It's a secondary school and I had my first boyfriend when I was about fourteen and the dramas about cost because I actually joined the cadet force and my my secondary school And he was one of the one of the sergeants and he was older he must have been bus eighteen when I was about fourteen to. Everybody obviously found out about what was that reaction. Then if they like previously recalling Ubembe boy and abusing you because you are and then they found that you actually had a boyfriend in school and the school in the catas- when I think about those that are times I think buckle news stories. You know. It wasn't all that bad. I got grief everybody. Everybody has something to say. I was ostracized from everybody apart from my very very close knit friends. But I didn't ever quite lucky in a sense I never have enough. I didn't get that much abuse a on me although to be ostracized by the majority of your school colleagues. It's got to be very alienating. Very lonely place to be as well. I think actually is probably the most difficult people some of the teachers to accept or not so. I remember one of my house shooter. Whoever he was obviously being be is to shave my eyebrows off and draw them on again. Of course course I getting a lot of people about and he looks at you. You're not really helping yourself are you. And that was his way of dealing with them. Just GonNa Suck my teeth now just very much that I think about. There's so many stories from my school The head of pastoral care at my school he told my best friend. My best friend was crazy like a piece of artwork and included a picture of the two of us in makeup and to be pulled birth bus into into the school officer. Talk about the fact that we harangue makeup in this picture and he's holding my friend Anton. The Envy's children turned out to be. He gave that he would assign them not the head of Pastoral Care School. Well he's in the wrong job. I know awful. Man Said no support tool then from anyone in terms of authority figures. Yeah but I think very much. My my school wasn't a great place to be gay and with what was this. The nineties noughties The northeast expansively. Brezler not a Northern Ireland so back in in the way I mean. They've only just got marriage. Equality abortion right. Yeah exactly Hallelujah. Thank God but they're so backward. I think of my Johnny was coming out with a little bit easier than of my friends because my family are English. Not to say the Ron. Lots of very supportive very open Irish people because of course there are but I guess my family went as religious especially my dad and I didn't really have thought that traumatic past of of living in Northern Ireland. So what stage did you come out to your parents. Bearing in mind the trying to get boyfriend at the age of ten in progress and then got one by fourteen. I'm guessing he came out quite early to them you well. I came out to my Mama earlier. My Dad moved away to Luxembourg when I was about twelve. I think he moved off work. So this basically he. He wasn't really on the on the scene so I think I was about sixteen came onto him by counts. My Mum probably about twelve thirteen and it was a conversation again. Sat on the same bad. I phoned Calgary from. I couldn't say the words I remember trying to say. I think I'm gay and not being able to say gay and saying I I tell you but I caught sight yet and Saying oh I don't know and then going through listen different questions than eventually. We got to that. She's like Oh you gay. Yes yes let's sets and okay right. I think you're a bit young. So maybe we'll have this conversation when you're older okay. So then every now and then it was a diesel thinking guy and that was. That was pretty much for my mom. I mean my mom was always quite supportive. It's my my older sister is guy I was. My sister had the real hard time coming out so I could. So she came out. I know she came out later. I came up so see is five years older than me. Okay I think she was about nineteen twenty when she came out and it was traumatic. My mom would always say my gay people. I might like gay man. I just can't stand spins. And that was her catchphrase and she's very very much the complete opposite of that now. My sister's marriage has a little boy. My mom loves my sister. I think that's just Hearn prejudice her and
C.S. Lewis, Essayist
"Cs Lewis was born in Belfast Ireland. In eighteen ninety eight he would die in nineteen sixty three and what a life he lived. He was known as Jack and far as we can tell that was because of one of his dogs names from his early childhood who was Jiaxi and CS. Lewis accepted that name and adopted that name for himself. He was an oxbridge scholar. Which meant that? He how to position at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He's been hailed as a philosopher and apologist theologian of course he's probably best known for his NARNIA chronicles. His actual profession was as a professor a chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Well let's take a look at his life and let's bring one piece of that life to the surface and that is Lewis as essayist while he was baptized as a child into the Anglican Church as a teenager he drifted into agnostics Zim. And then at the Ripe Age fifteen. He declared himself to be an atheist as a teenager. He also served epic poetry. He was taken by norse mythology and all of the medieval literature. Cs Lewis goes off to France. He saw the horrors of World War. One being involved in trench warfare a shell exploded not too far from him taking the lives of two of his buddies and injuring him and then he was sent back to the UK to serve out the rest of the war on the home front went on to his life of scholarship and eventually he would be influenced by George MacDonald. Who would lead him from atheism to a generic theism in a belief in God in general and then through his friendship with Jr token and continued reading of McDonald and others. He was led from theism to Christianity. Tolkien would have much preferred that. Lewis had joined him in the Catholic Church but Louis went the way of anglicanism went back into his Anglican Church. Louis like to call this Christianity Mirror Christine Hannity and of course that's the title of one of his books. Well the thing I want to talk about Louis is his work as an essayist and one essay in particular comes up from time of nineteen forty one to nineteen forty-three once again. Europe is embroiled in a World War and World War Two and during this time. Cs Lewis is doing radio addresses during air raids over the BBC. So if you can put that setting in your mind these are some of the great essays that come from the pen of Louis in this context. Some of these. Sac PREACHED SERMONS IN CHURCHES. And some he prepared specifically for the radio in a number of them were published as books later the one in particular that I wanNA talk to you about is called the wait of glory. It's an essay and it's also a title of book of essays in it. Lewis says that almost all our modern philosophies have been devised to convince us that the good of man is to be found on this Earth at such a twentieth century things such a modern thing to neglect God and push him out of our lives to neglect the eternal and the transcendent to be fixated on the horizon of the material. Well Lewis says there is far more to ultimate reality than what we see and it is the weight of glory so he writes. It may be possible for each to think too much of his own personal glory hereafter. It is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load or wait or burden of my neighbors glory should be laid on my back a load so heavy that only humility can carry it in. The back of the proud will be broken. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and Goddesses to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to May one day be a creature. Which if you saw it now. You'd be strongly tempted to worship or else a whore corruption such as you now meet if at all only in a nightmare and he'll go on to say there are no ordinary people because we all have this weight of glory.
5G Conspiracy Theories Trigger Attacks On Cellphone Towers
"Where some people are burning cell phone towers dozens of them they are driven by false conspiracy theories that without any evidence link the rollout of five G. technology with the spread of the corona virus NPR's London correspondent Frank Langfitt has this report this month people have with cell phone towers on fire in Belfast Birmingham Liverpool in the English village of mailing Gareth alley it's a spokesman for mobile UK which represents the country's mobile network providers we seen escalation of attacks on mobile infrastructure that simply mosques and cabinets listen to that we have also seen the other piece of our employees like this confrontation in which a woman recorded herself interrogating workmen installing fiber optic cable in east London do you know what you're doing that you're leading five G. yeah you know that kills people in the video the woman links the rollout of five G. to the corona virus and the national lockdown do you have parents it just feels as much when they turn that switch on bye bye mama you just admitted that delaying five
"belfast" Discussed on Bellwether Hub Podcast
"Something which no one else all of Europe is that as part of the EU and economic terms but how friction treated with Britain and he has created and we can seize the opportunity and despite our grit heartbreak at being expelled against our wealth. European Union despite that he has created a an opportunity for us and my view to really have the best of both worlds if we played right over the next years so time of of awesome opportunity five years and brexit very complicated. How much does so of Northern Ireland plays a right Northern Ireland's and a fantastic position is Northern Ireland capable of playing their cards without getting into the details of brexit. How much of it is actually dictated by Northern Ireland? If I'm a business owner looking to move over my operation How do I see the opportunity for myself or do I see some uncertainty that makes me want to maybe wait five to ten years? Well no no. Man is an island onto itself and it requires. The government requires the European Union. And the the the the European leadership requires. The American government requires bettys govement. Everyone needs to agree that. Want to seize this opportunity. And they want the the north to continue to prosper and do well But I think those docs are an rule. there's riskiness. Just there is but you know the first mover look at the advantage. And that's what we saw. When allstate was the first company in after the Good Friday Agreement on have prospered two. And a half thousand people nigh Some of the the the the the most sophisticated as software engineering and the entire else did global operations taking and Balfaas who of course is risking it by thinkers alterable reward on. You have to remember that even in terms of tourism and Tourism Investment The North is only half the GDP of tourism which the Republic of Ireland toss. So there's there's a huge yard effort groups in a half the tourism in terms of GDP that Scotland so there is a huge opportunity. But you know it's going to be there for those who sees it. I think some people realize deiter. This week I'll be meaningless. Our our dear friends and the controller's office in New York Step Hillard invested thirty million dollars in north Belfast off pension funds belonging to a New York New York state workers. I think they're ready to do more because they they see that. Ni- I Things are better aligned than ever before. So you've got investors ready to go. You're already using them. What if you have a particular area? I know technology big for Belfast. There are few specific industries. That are big for Belfast. If you were talking to investors or if you're talking to New York State or pension funds or anybody where are you looking for investment today in Belfast? And where do you see the biggest opportunity well as it happens? I'm also here raising some money for my own business. Which is a a media business traditional media business newspapers which are trying to move more towards New Media Social Media with a a pay for view Website with more activity with our advertisers. Around which media? And that's how he's willing to small-scale is boots. I represent what's happening in a much larger scale. Where are the opportunities well? Belfast is the second youngest city in Europe. What does the youngest today Dublin? Those young people Have a high standard education and also are thirsty and hungry to do better. The opportunities are in office isn't enough gray office for the for the companies coming in the off. The opportunities are obviously and tourism because tourism has enjoyed a revival and renaissance. But there's more to go. Two million North Americans visited counted as well. But everybody Borrego's I suppose visited Ireland as tourists last year that figure will continue to grow and more and more are checking Balfaas who tourism as well software engineering With died and of course movie making because the second biggest The the the biggest studios on the island of Ireland Ireland Belfast. Game of thrones was me at their. Then you superman prequel was made. They're on they're just Investing and another forty five thousand square feet of studio space so the those opportunities I think assistant and capital investment and new business. And really leveraging the talent we have and I do hope and people come they. They looked at dirty as well because the new government as a an unparalleled commitment to invest as well to improve infrastructure to double the size of the university and the Grit City of Dara. So now is the opportunity for people to come in and partner partner. Those that is taken done a notch the opportunity for those who've done well and business in America to invest in the NASA emmys which are ninety five percent of our businesses and the north of Ireland. Probably across the. There's not opportunity as well and that's one of the things that I've been trying to do here through the New York Foss Conference to say to people to a smaller skill. Why Not Partner with a company Balfaas. Why not be an with an SME in Belfast? Why not find a way to get back to Ireland mega-profit Annette and enjoy that business? Experience as it were. I'm we have. We've had some success in that. So you're seeing a lot of opportunity especially in the younger set. Are The kids staying in Belfast tourism? Coming in you're talking about. The opportunity are the opportunities in these kids who are thirsty for business and thirsty for entrepreneurship at thirsty for opportunity. Are they staying in Belfast? Or you see them moving out to other areas. Do you see them as the future of staying in Belfast. Because it sounds like it's a small city with a punching well above its weight. Well there's no doubt that there's no small city of its is in America. Which has the American blue chip. Companies that Balfas I'm always cautious about sandy people. You need to stay because you know. It's a big word right there. It's full of opportunity. You need to travel. They got experience. Sixty no see other cultures but we can do to us. Not only will we have some of the young people stay even travel. But don't forget the key to the success of all modern city certainly western cities is immigration is diversity and we need to ensure that we are a magnet for talent as well at other neighbor of yours here. Toronto is regularly by the economists disagree at City on Earth and Toronto and the city of Toronto fifty one percent of the people were not born in Canada. Not just not born in Toronto. Were not born in Canada. So Belfast also needs to bring young young people in Non Chan hold onto all the people we have because young people got to travel. Which is I guess. A shining beacon and example on the benefits of diversity. Belfast is just showing it. And let me well. Yes and and and also you know one of the great things about the higher island of Ireland is a populism As as scribner's up as a a right wing phenomenon which you see put Poland Hungary the threat of it now in Germany as well spin Populism has taken hold in our land the election which was just hailed earlier this month the so-called populist parties that parties you actually hot as slogan we want to take our country back. God God God help us. All they receive less than one percent of the vote so we are lucky that we have turned away props uniquely in Europe To accommodate and to welcome those who. You're doing what the Irish did in this country That they're really just WANNA THEY WANNA battle themselves. They won't go somewhere where they can have security on how the job and having the ability to raise their family so those are some. I think some of the pluses that we can be very proud. Often balfas's is that an Irish capability. Think well it needs to be more of an Irish capability I mean. I think that if you believe as I do that justice needs to roll like a river that The really important thing in life is Martin. Luther King said is the big question is what are you doing for others? F F. that's what gets you up in the morning then at at we have to make it a treat of being Irish that you are generous and welcome that said. I worked closely with the Islamic community. Belfast and I have never imagined community more generous more welcoming more. Bestowing of gifts were refusing to pay for anything so we have a lot to learn. I think from from all cultures but they are known for their hospitality. And that's make sure that there is this hundred thousand welcomes as cad to falter at every turn especially for those who have come through hail and fire from the Middle East in particular To make a to our shores On on on who wants nothing more than to have the same opportunity that the Irish had to fight for in this country which is very well said. And you've been doing the help for others for a very long time with your time in politics with your time and business. I've met you in New York a number of times putting on your your Belfast events and creating partnerships across across the ocean and New York new Belfast. And and all of that. You seem to be everywhere. What can people listening to this? Do for you if you were able to be selfish. What can listeners? Do that would be beneficial to you. And the new Belfast. You envision well you know I think I had a great Great Opportunity wants to serve as the Lord Mirabal Foss for year. People said it was a clerical error but George enormously on on out of Buddhist chaplain at ten chaplains the buys and the Muslims and the rabbi Belfast unsold Buddhist chaplain from from San Francisco. Paul haller. Who is the album of the San Francisco San Monastery? Actually when I when I said to Paul will you be my chaplain British chaplain? He said okay. Okay I'm six thousand miles away but if you think I can do this. I said it'd be very important to me said okay. I'm going to do it because he said I do. Have Grit experience of working with hopeless cases and when I got to know him better Isabel Foss Mon- of course when I got him better he really is big last month out of there and do your best so I don't think it's an issue of you. Know telling people what they have to do. For for for Belfast of the people who and your network the People. You're working with people who are struggling every day to build their business. Duale my only exhortation for what it's worth. I'm no expert on anything as do your for others to you It is an rewarding. You have to put food on the table so make sure you're on your business. Well no one will finally sympathy for you if your business collapses because you've been focusing on other things but find a way find a way to also help others wounded Believe in this discrete saying that we all live in each other shelter on and I have been pulled over in America. By the generosity of Irish America Numata where I've gone on across this country Once a say where I'm from doors are opened. Opportunities are offered offered and accepted So I've learned a lot from generosity of irish-american and their willingness their willingness to to go the extra for people from from from the land of of their far bars so as people do better and their own businesses My messages to worry too much about me. See what you can do to to reach. Oh dealers to make sure that justice does rule Lego River. Let me ask you a question. How many sayings can you just pop off as you're talking? 'cause I counted about fourteen in this like twenty minute interview. Well you know I I really. I think a good cliche as much underestimate. It's very impressive. I don't know the spiral impressive or not. But what what what what.
"belfast" Discussed on Bellwether Hub Podcast
"This week on bellwether hub. We are thrilled to have the former Lord. Mayor of Belfast and current. Head of the Belfast Media Group Martina Muller talking about all of the opportunities coming out of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Belfast has gone from being one of the most bombed cities in Europe of the nineteen nineties. Right up to one of the great success and potential stories of this decade to great interview. We loved having him. We recorded it in a bar. You'RE GONNA love it stay tuned? I'm Jim Frawley. And this bellwether do welcome to bellwether. Thank you for joining in.
Six Nations: Andy Farrell 'happy' after Ireland win over Scotland
"The US secretary of state Mike Pompeii and has had bike strongly at accusations of the United States no longer believes in the international community addressing the international security conference in Munich he took issue with the German president Frank voter Steinmeier's opening remarks about an American retreat from global cooperation Mister Pompey essay did nothing could be further from the truth paraphrasing Mark Twain he said the death of the trans Atlantic alliance have been grossly exaggerated the foreign ministers of China and the Vatican have met in Germany and was believed to have been the highest level talks between the two sides since the establishment of the people's Republic of China seven decades ago is Roger Wilco when he and arch bishop pull gonna comment on Friday on the sidelines of the security conference in Munich both are said to have expressed a desire to build on the recent agreement it said the Vatican should have the final say on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops Beijing also now recognizes the pope as the supreme leader of the Roman Catholic Church until twenty eighteen Chinese Catholics was split between a state run church and underground institution there is still no diplomatic relations between room in Beijing the pope Francis is said that he'd like to visit China Australian major report same members of the parliamentary committee have scrapped a planned trip to Britain as part of a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries China wholesale is in Sydney in a rare show of disapproval the UK's High Commissioner has reportedly written to the heads of two Australian parliamentary committees to formally protest the leaked details of sensitive talks with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominique rob during his visit to camber last week according to local media reports the deputy chair of the intelligence and security committee Anthony burn strongly criticized Mister rob he reportedly said to the to allowing China to build bridges five G. telecoms infrastructure was equivalent to letting Russia constructed the parliamentary committee and the high commission of both declined to confirm the reports you're listening to world news from the BBC who the rebels in Yemen say they've shut down a tornado will play belonging to the Saudi led coalition that intervenes in the country's conflict five years ago a rebel spokesman told a Hootie run television station that ground to air missiles down the aircraft in the northern province of Joel the security forces in Mali say eight to the soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an ambush in the central region of cow early at least twenty people were killed in the multi region imbalance between two ethnic groups Molly has been blighted by instability since an Islamist rebellion began in the north in twenty twelve public press sermones involving thousands of monks have been held in Thailand a week after a soldier show dated twenty nine people the killings began when the soldier killed his commanding officer and stole weapons from a military base he was shot dead by the security forces inside the shopping mail researchers in the United States have warned of the psychological and moral dangers posed by the growing availability of sex robots with artificial intelligence the annual meeting of the American Association for the advancement of science was told that agencies were too embarrassed to investigate and regulates the use of the robots hello good reports the number six robots are advertised online including one large sized mannequin that links and sinks it slips as it talks researchers say that they're concerned that such sex robots pose a psychological risky uses Machon real relationships and they also worry that there's a more risk to society by normalizing operant behavior towards the machine for example some robots can be programmed to protest to create a rape scenario the scientists have verged regulators to investigate the risks of A. I. six robots before they use becomes more widespread and that's the baby see news hello this is Max basin and welcome back to the world this week this week has seen a dramatic shift in the political landscape of the Irish Republic general election produce results which few soul coming including apparently the party which came talk in the poll shin Fane I said that because if shin Fane had fielded more candidates they might have found their way to forming a government a little easier as it is shin Fane widely referred to over the last forty years as the political wing of the IRA secured roughly the same number of seats in the Dublin parliament as the two major parties fina Foyle and fina gale Chris page is our island correspondent it was a huge leap significant results really breaking the mold of Irish politics which is held for several generations shin Fiennes surge in the general election means that it's not up there with the two parties that have really dominated government in the country for decades FIFA fourteen FIFA Gail both centrist parties challenged by should fit in which is very much on the left and shin Fane and its leader Marilyn McDonald ready very successfully positioned itself as an alternative to the tea party some she termed as the establishment art fits of Irish politics focusing relentlessly in issues of housing and health but resonated very strongly with the are selected and Sinn fin really remembers a unique political organization certainly close to unique and that it operates in two different countries as well as not being the second largest party in the Irish parliament in Dublin it's also the second largest party in the regional parliament in Northern Ireland towards parts of the devolved government so in terms of its old Ireland's positioning in politics well it's not an extremely significant position and don't very much mainstream certainly in the in the Irish Republic which is an extraordinary transformation fission fame because this was remember interviewing Gerry Adams for example the formation vainly to in Northern Ireland during the nineteen eighties found that sometimes an intimidating affair with his body guards around him and the association with the IRA and now it's about small country the image yes should finish ready in thirty years gone from being a political pariah to a party of governments in Northern Ireland in the party that's challenging for government in the Irish Republican in many ways stop reflects the journey of the Irish Republican movement from guns to government does he say throughout the course of the conflict in Northern Ireland should fit in links to the Irish Republican Army the main part of the trip fighting for Northern Ireland to leave the you can be absorbed into you the Irish Republican took more life than the other group and not very lengthy conflict since the IRA cold cease fire in nineteen ninety four but shouldn't be in Studley increasing its growth in the power sharing government in Belfast in Northern Ireland and noisy positioning itself is the second biggest party in Dublin and very much in the running to be part of the government there should be taken the chin vent itself is been surprised by its own success given that they they could have run more candidates in in Ireland's proportional representation system possibly could have formed a government yes I think that's certainly true shin Fane Philip forty two candidates that's for a hundred and sixty six in total of thirty seven of them were elected night one of the other parties to be during the course of the election **** a few days ago that if Sinn fin had run say twenty more candidates will that of one probably ten more seats so that's a sign shin Fane strategists themselves didn't quite see a surge on this scale coming so not some really old on to the a parliamentary arithmetic if we got a bit of a three way standoff three to four nine for the gill say they're not going to go into a coalition government with should fan because of policy differences on because of the party's pasta associations with the IRA so you have should fade trying to put together a coalition with other smaller left wing parties but even if all of them came on board we still find that particular coalition coming short of the eighty seats they needs to form a stable administration I think we're going to find this whole process taking certainly weeks if not months and it's also very possible but it will be resolved the toll on will be heading back to the polls for another general election and how much of a problem is that for an island to be in the midst of such uncertainty when you know major things are happening around it well certainly the major international challenge Ireland will have over the coming months is the trade talks between the UK and the European Union since what with which our shuttle trip starts in in the aftermath of the U. K. exiting the E. U. so certainly I think everybody in this whole negotiation process in Dublin would agree it's better for Ireland to have a stable governments to lead the country three about process not the last politics is politics the voters are given their verdict not spend we have this very complicated picture on resolving about is certainly not going to be easy Chris page it's not just an island that old certainties are coming under scrutiny this week saw an unusual cloud of uncertainty descend over German politics the woman angler medical had hand picked as her successor and a great crime Kambala or a K. K. resigned as leader of the governing CDU the Christian Democrats the move was raised all sorts of questions about the future direction of German politics as I've been hearing from Damien McGinnis in Berlin this latest crisis was ready Spock's by a local florist see she shows after votes in the eastern German state of Thuringia in which I'm peas in her policy I voted for candidates as premier of that state's also supported by the far right AFP this display needs that she lost control of her policy because one of the big round was going on within the center right CD you is whether to work with the following safety particularly in eastern German states like syringes or whether to keep this firewall gave the far right that we have right now so I KK stepping down as clearly as you say a very poor reflection on the leadership of the CD you but how much of a blow to the party and indeed to angler miracles supposed plans for a succession if anything the struggles of any potential successors show how indispensable under the necklace so personally speaking it hasn't really hits her very hard but what it does to damages under Michael's vision for her policy and for Germany because what time the mac was done what I leading Germany is ready for a policy to the sensor grounds and what's cook conservative critics want to do is really make a center right possible Conservative Party again on this is a big impacts on the country as a whole because this part is the biggest party in Germany it could well be in government next time and the question is is Germany's biggest policy does journeys next government become more conservative I'm potentially one day even work with the far right safety or does it potentially stay in the US and around the maybe even one day from
Couple weds in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage
"Two women tied the knot today in northern Ireland's first same sex wedding the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize gay marriage after the legislature did not follow the British and Scottish parliament twenty fourteen hair worker robin peoples and waitress Arnie Edwards married in a ceremony of Belfast couples that they had not intended to be the first to wet but were real to become symbols of change in Northern Ireland last year after a campaign by equal rights groups Britain's parliament stepped in to bring the region in line with the rest of the
Boxer Tommy Coyle Announces Retirement
"Well when you having a good start to the year a special announcement for two whole Coun- self joined by Tommy. COYLE could see my last time. I saw you you you in Campus Filial Vegas. You're off to New York based business. Fell food to you you you just off the back of the Gerry fight in New York and we had that impromptu shot which turned into quite an emotional one because obviously you were considering your future and if announced yet so that's GonNa be five six months ago. I now think of June July yes five months and you've got some news sweetie sort of prompted you to to make a decision. Yeah Ace. This is a tough call. But I've decided family trains manages. It's time to call it a day. What a phenomenal Korea? Korea achieve more than thought I would have. I exceeded my consensual. Absolutely you know I never very my wildest dreams thought I didn't find a Madison Square Garden so look over my shoulder and I'm content. I'm happy with my career bull. Well it's time to call a day. I always said I wanted to get out of the game with all my faculties intact and I'm going to stick to my poem is not so I'm going to given well. Congratulations on an amazing career but oversee this is probably my difficult vineyard done. In ten years I retired about four or five times in the last a six months and just announced today would start crying. I don't know he will know. I've cried no Fato you now. The Classic Moments Not GonNa lie of being that'd been docked to being twelfth being over because I don't worry tie little fight in love everything about all of the come opening Cameron louds physicality of Avenue. You know gain in there and I've been a little bit percents There's no way I fi- why and someone awards I've been involved in. He goes swimming. You get what you know. He's how many more wars have. Where do I draw the line? Do I have one war too. Many interesting I've achieved my mountaintop. I've known world champion The best fighter in the world book of our right good goal of made to talk caught. Memories are properly really. We're GONNA talk about some of your your best memories and best fights and stuff over the next so forty five minutes dish. You've come coming to the end of the year career as you know you can always have just one more fight but actually to draw the line and walk away before that one more fight becomes two more free more. Yeah yeah he's actually probably brave room. I get back in the ring. Yeah it's not money does get it right and when the right hammers to to get out and five very yes you have you look at examples of guys lead. Floyd mayweather obsolete aren't right Joe Calzaghe don't rate. There's not many more that the the difference like just getting out of boxing at the right time. We're not talking like levels of war. People are in the sport but very few fighters get it right and a problem with a lot of geysers they lose a fate and they will win an illusion and negotiates the win and I it just keeps going on and I think that's someone like Tommy Tommy Different Completely different character me. I'm enjoying boxing. At this point in time him but when I feel like a stand retire nor ten retire I will. We were joking about it. I was expecting Tomita shadows here today. I'll Albee hoppy when I sit down and do a Tko. Paul cost talking about my retirement. My career but Tommy's Amman wants to fake all the time and it was just m some fun not that I don't Wanna I love but I would enjoy. Enjoy the director. Yeah I think the thing is. I have a phenomenal business. I have a little business business of work harder and always been a believer that you console Dream Look like a nightmare. I'm health and wellbeing industry and out. How can I go out that promote health and wellbeing? If I've got my own and the way I fight he's no viable in the body the brain everybody knows aw. My eyesight is being affected. Douse the reason Jane more pulled me in the fire Jerry and I don't WanNA A. I considered the operation to fix vision. But that would be like you know in the Burn Hill and then Jim fire you and you know some day I don't want full live with this won't leave. I I really love it. I've hundreds of kids training gyms are WANNA stay in. I love it so I can Remain passionate by and do a good job of older kids that we work with when you mentioned about the either one nine the spring Simonis Mondays. Anthony go go. He was on the Undercard of Derry. Mathews if I'm right and he's been caught woefully short so early very very unfairly and I guess the one thing that when people look to you when this episode goes out in a in a couple of times that you have set the exit strategy up from. I'm a sport that so many tone we're gonNA hide featuring older Danny Williams this season at some point and sit down with him us into forties after an amazing career the sort of ended a decade and half ago and didn't perhaps because he didn't necessarily stop an exit strategy and didn't have maybe the education to realize that there are other things that you need to do off the boxing and I know that some of you were hard on we've been saying life off the boxing and you have to set it up early and Patchy think do I would take the base of Tommy and again I know where I'm at the stage of my career but my boxing at this point in time is capable of the time I'm not so I want to do and I think that I think in about the things that Tomlin's doing I want to replicate what he's doing in Belfast. And the thing that will give me something kept me out of bed in the morning and I wanna be people in the whole of Tommy and the people at the community level and the kids and their parents wants. He's doing such things. I would love to do that. And he got back with me to the Belfast. And Tommy of spoke about it and he's willing to help me and give me ideas ideas and stuff and Tommy's more business minded a May I January collaborate business. I don't have a plea but only learn can learn a bit from Tommy. The thing is I don't have a real clue about how business I'm visionary. I'm very very visual. And I've been very very fortunate. Now I've managed to get the right people on the spot on the point if people know while the boss government program. I've managed to get the right people on the books to help we achieve the division. And no it takes brains to one surround yourself with brains and I think that's where I've been smart. I realized it's a many years ago. Everybody has a shelf life and I knew I don't need I would say shelf life and I did starts applying for after after boxing because I made all wrong decisions. Growing good may or expelled from school from school. No Geez no real no real education. It's all really early and who's to say that I WANNA go engine Mama I would. I don't so I was mindful. The box rooms only gonna be for so long and I needed something want to stimulate my brain kiss. I don't think so probably from one. I put to something to to fall back on on family. Three children three boys a wife go to support them and box in for me as just been vehicle to go and do there's some great things in the community and some great things and my business at all about assume day and accounting. How many people are in my team? I don't say staffer team and my OAF is important because no saying I'm invincible. I play Vile Pot and the organization. They will rely on me for a salary will families. And when you it's a I've told you and you have a company you don't think about yourself I'm going to take everything's consideration consideration. That's why I've done for the last six. There's no why why have not jump to conclusion and tried to rush my decision full by law and hot of strategized about it and first and foremost my kids. Far too important island fought in watch to risk my health. I see the bigger picture you know. I'm going to wake up every day now instead of waking up and thinking right it's time to go to the gym. Grab grab I gotTA have breakfast but I've got to get to the
"belfast" Discussed on AP News
"Restore the Belfast based government that collapsed three years ago the country is one point eight million people have been without a functioning administration since the power sharing government fell apart in January twenty seventeen over a botched green energy project the rift soon widened to broader cultural and political issues separating northern Ireland's British unionists and Irish nationalists who shed power in the government after several days of intense talks the British and Irish governments published a draft proposal late on Thursday to revive the Northern Ireland assembly and executive the U. K.'s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith said the political parties had not agreed to all of it but he was asking the assembly speaker to reconvene the legislature in the hope politicians would back the deal the one hundredth anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the US is being celebrated in a variety of programming by PBS this summer American experiences the vote will chronicle the story of the campaign by women for voting rights under the nineteenth amendment the two night mini series and she could be next follows women of color as political candidates in organizer's including Stacey Abrams and others firing line with Margaret Hoover takes viewers on the campaign trail in a two part special with the political strategist and come imitator who talks with conservatives who are changing the face of the Republican Party the first part focuses on rising stars in the party and the second highlights newcomers running for Congress eighteen news for Friday January tenth hi Tim acquire the U. S. and several other western nations say there's evidence of Ron shot down the Ukranian jet shortly after takeoff from Tehran if it's Jackie Quinn reports a pilot's wife tried to talk about a flying the plane that morning to stem the label longer with escalating tensions in the region between the US and Iran with Katerina got up and then go tell Sky News she urged her husband to cancel his shift but he said if he didn't fly the plane who would the US and several allies are confident a surface to air missile struck the jet hours after a round fired missiles over the border into two military bases Ukraine's foreign minister says the pilots were on a proper course it was nothing to indicate that this this flight in danger across the globe there's mourning for all one hundred seventy six victims more than sixty from Canada including a dentist in Halifax whose husband spoke on CTV I was very very hard for all of this and you from the I'm Jackie Quinn house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the articles of impeachment against president trump will be delivered to the Senate next week house impeached drop three weeks ago on two counts abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney says the process is taking way too long it is not the job of the Senate to try to fix the completely fall the implant process that the house Democrats conducted over here Washington state Democrat Adam Smith yesterday called on below sea to hand over the articles now says she was right to have delayed the process the fair trial shine a light on the fact is there I was doing this while pelo sees delays sparked the reason strategy has a much change what's likely to be the final verdict trump's acquittal in the Senate of charges that he abused the power instruct the Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden this is a P. news the FBI making fundamental changes in how it goes about getting permission for and conducting electronic surveillance in national security cases at these my cross you with the tail FBI director Christopher ray has informed the foreign intelligence surveillance court the bureau is implementing new protocols for conducting electronic surveillance in national security cases under the changes wire tap applications will be more closely reviewed before they are submitted for a judge's approval last month the justice department inspector general issued a report that was highly critical of the F. B. I.'s handling of the Russia investigation rate plans to issue a bureau wide email Monday informing the work force of the changes Mike Ross yeah Washington sources tell the A. P. though house White House is considering expanding its travel ban two additional countries if there is a this is a renewed election year focused on immigration issues the sources say the countries that would be affected are blacked out in a document that's been circulating at the White House I'm Tim acquire a P. news more news.
Britain and Ireland launch bid to restore Northern Ireland government
"To it the British and Irish governments have published a proposed deal designed to restore the devolved government in Northern Ireland they say the proposals are fair and balanced and that and the British minister with responsibility for Northern Ireland Julian Smith says the assembly should reconvene on Friday at Stormont castle with the parliament is based this report from Chris page in Belfast three years to the day since the storm with executive collapsed the two governments have made a bold move to restore power sharing in the next twenty four hours the document contains plans to reform public services and then the bill still disputes involving any chest workers and teachers among particularly sensitive issue the government's supposed to should be commissioners to protect the hours language arms cultural elements associated with British identity Judy Smith said he hoped the evolution could be restored very quickly now is the second time I have tonight's written to the speaker of the assembly and often to record it tomorrow to enable the restoration of the executive before the weekend what happens next will depend on whether the student parties in particular the democratic unionists and should fit in except the draft agreements do you P. leader Arlene foster has said on balance she believes power sharing can be reestablished the storm and would be more money the British government has said financial help would be available on the figures would be finalized rapidly the Sinn fin president very loving thoughtful to serve her party's considering the paper and its ruling Foley will meet later today
Paul Theroux's Mexico Journey
"More than fifty years of writing about his epic journeys in Travel Books and novels. Paul through has recently finished a series of road trips on the back roads of Mexico. He wanted to see for himself who lives there how they live and what's really behind the headlines about a migration crisis from south of the US border and by the way you'll have to pardon my weak voice at the time we recorded our interview. It's better now. Paul theroux welcome Doc Ricketts a pleasure to be with you. You know this is such an exciting adventure you went on and right at the beginning of the book you write the Mexican border in the edge of the known world only shadows and danger beyond it and working figures. Hungry criminal predatory fanged fanatical enemies an ungovernable rabble eager to pounce on the unwary traveller so you decided to travel. Tell us where you went on this trip. And why by the rest of that senators and a Tutti fruity of grizzled gringos accident. So why why. Because I noticed that people were stereotyping Korea Typing Mexicans Mexicans who come across the border why they come that illegal looking for welfare making trouble and I thought one of the reasons as we traveled your a great traveller. Rick is to destroy the stereotype to find out what people are really like. What's this story and we find the come from? All sorts of places is in Mexico they might be billion as they might be millionaires. That might have no money at all. Some people in Mexico have less than the average person in Kenya or Bangladesh Rush. So it's not a simple situation but to see it at its best or to see it most clearly. I thought I WANNA go alone. I want to go on my own car. I WANNA the drive up and down. The border. The border that everybody talks about but no one knows that firsthand as written about much and I want to see it drive along the aboard and then drive deep into Mexico and I thought I bought a car for this purpose secondhand car. That wasn't very notable and off. I went not very noticeable but it had Massachusetts license plates on it. That was a little unfortunate. The police said you know they. They looked at my plates. And then they pull you off the road and they say Whether or Saturday do you know what I can do to you and you say what exactly do you want. And then they say pay me some more Didi. Is that the open. This happens but people say how awful and I think. Yeah how awful but on the plane of snakes is travel book and travelers travel writers. Rav Paul Writers have the last word so I have the last word and that's a side of Mexico. The police are excited. Mexico that exists and as travelers were not looking in for la La land in Orlando. We're looking for the reality. Go south of the border. We're looking to see things as they are the good the bad the ugly the the fun that whatever it is the sunshine the rain you know I was the Peace Corps joined the Peace Corps nineteen sixty three and I went to Central Africa. I didn't know what I was GonNa find was into the wild blue yonder and what I found was not at all what I was expecting. Not at all our guest right now and travel with. Rick Steves is author Paul. He just published an account of his road. Trips from the back roads of Mexico his new book introduces us to the people he met and explains what he learned about life in Mexico far from the comforts of resorts in the safety. Excuse tollways the books called on the plane of snakes. Your book is about the wall and I'm fascinated by walls in my travels. The Berlin Wall the walls between the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods in Belfast. The wall of between Palestine and Israel and in this wall I remember when I was in the Holy Land on one side. The Wall looked a certain way. And then the other from the other side that looked a lot different tell us about the actual wall standing there especially on the Mexican side looking at it. What's it like where the wall is a big piece of iron mongering That looks like it looks like a prison wall. I mean it looks ah fence it has slats in it. The first one that I saw was in Nogales may be eight years ago or possibly more and it wasn't a wall that you could see through. It was sexually big iron plates steel plates. I guess and there were there. Were Rusty thirty feet high. You couldn't see through. It looked like it didn't look like offense at all actually looked like a wall That's now slats. What is it looked like it? It looks like something that is surmountable. Looks like you could climb over and people do it. Looks like could tunnel under it and people do it also looks very beautiful. It looks like a piece of sculpture by the artist Christo it looks like Krista went to the border and said I'm going to show the world. What a border looks like in metal and so the the fence to steal border fence goes up and down through hill and Dale undulating up? As far as the I can see and you think how amazing but how primitive too because house obviously keep any vote. No when I go as a traveler to these walls the odd thing is I can pass them easily. I can go from Israel to Palestine I in the cold where I could go between East and West. You were south of the wall and you wrote about the women in the diners there that kind of saw you you as a maybe a ticket to the north. It must have been interesting for you to be in these hardscrabble. Little spots in the wall was so close and you could just waltz right back and forth. They couldn't not only that it's only yeah waltzing bank in Nogales Arizona. You visit door in the wall. The first time I saw it there was a turnstile where you're in a street in Arizona. You know with parked in the sunshine. POKKA walk down the end of the street. Go through the door in your in Mexico is your show you I mean I showed by. Id and just by walking through a door. That for travel is such an amazing experience to me. It was an experience of the kind that I'd I'd never had before I've cross borders. You've been through many borders but most borders that are memorable you walk across Kenya Ethiopia China China and Russia Kazakhstan Benetton wherever you know Canada and say but Mexico is it's the wall and also there's another language behind the wall is cuisine beyond the wall and the women that you mentioned some of whom want to go over the wall around it to work in a motel or a hotel in the states Have left children behind husband's behind and the going what I found. Is that coming to make a living
Hillary Clinton gets role at Queen's University in Belfast
"Hillary Clinton has a new role chancellor at queen's university in Belfast Northern Ireland the university announced today that Mrs Clinton was appointed to a five year term in the largely ceremonial post the former democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of state in First Lady said the university is making waves internationally for its research and impact and she's proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for
End of Decade Special
"I'm John Madden and I'm here with my co presenter. Under Harrison as we in our guest use our personal favorites that have kept don minds off brexit climate change and cheering for the past ten years. Hello Hello Sean how you doing. I'm very well your last chance to say this was the decade of and so what was it in the decade of this chancers the decayed of other everything. Everything fell to pieces both in good ways about ways at music. The music disintegrated and facilitates into a billion different things. So it's impossible to say this is the sound of the time that is captured. The moments that it doesn't happen anymore that everybody lives in their entire entirely sort of separates had medically sealed genre bubbles and but also I think it's a it was a time when the public realm realm the wheel. Shed sometimes finally properly replaced by million private realms. All you know create by social media bills created by your political bubbles and I it it it created a world where every body is only talking to a version of themselves. The other thing depressing sauna. Hi Sean John. Is the caving in pop culture as well as real culture et. You've gotta get used to losing all the time. There's a reason why the avengers movie were so big with A. Ah That's basically what has happened in politics as well. So it's going to be. A Weirdo. Decay Tacoma because just putting things back together again absolutely crushing stop in bed. Thousands Aglietta never bottom. We'll we'll do it together. You and I the podcast in the team will put everything back together before we start you and I went to the Arab Exhibition Super Troopers Neo tune and Lina speak. What do you make of it? I thought it was all right. I thought it was beautifully designed. I didn't think it was enough stuff in it. Buying in it's lacking in actual touchstones touchstones. It's lacking in this. Is The real guitar flocking. These are the real close because the move replicas. They went after so you kind of lead through room by room thing which is beautifully recreated created to give you the feel of individual albums. But when you're in there there's lots of fun things like appeared nineteen seventies telephone. You can pick it up and listen to sound clips on the ton of interview interview. And there's a great little hand held I pod type thing which gives you video content but the actual exhibition itself is lacking in artifacts. I wanted to feel like I was in the room with the piano. Were you know sakes all was written. I wanted to fill this recreation of this video but it just felt a villa can experience a non exhibition. So it's interesting but I think when the when your gold standard is is David Bowie is the does not see I see we. We have some guests to announce to help us with our deliberations we do and the both big mouth regulars writer broadcaster Guardian new states person. She's hot from those borders for. She's I'm an angel. Gabriel in in the local Ms Nativity. which happens in pulp? I told you this now. Look You Merry Gentlemen. The hot from the borders hot for the PLA on my twitter bio good-looking holy been an annual fundraiser. A couple of nights ago and I was steeped in tell you under Harrison. Yeah I was going to be a wise woman. I thought that was quite exciting in a good feminist statement. I'm just walking down on a hill with a woman and a man and a baby donkey do have a donkey. I've got to y'All got to read something while baby Jesus is born from the punt. showed the retired vicar in the religious tells me and I have to do this because my husband is a garden indices garden so this is the exciting archer style life. I live in on the board in in the observer pitchers of the year. Just keeping it back to bringing it down. You talked to Richard Russell records about the late Keith. Very poignant and the line the sides me was I think he would have been an amazing old. Yeah it was. It was really like to read how. How did Richard Russell Sound and talking to me was was a tough one I Observatory section is a really tough thing to put together. Because you're basically trying to marshal will people to talk about a dear friends and come in symptoms. Help ghosts might stuff. You're writing for them. And last year I did Dave about Chaz which is probably my most emotional experience the tense Richard Russell. Yeah it was It was hot and obviously it's a difficult subject because the way we wanted to get to make it absolutely correct and have helpless at the end and everything but yeah him saying that the Almond under fina rules brilliant thing. You had a big mouth year on the fans about the funeral enroll. There's an. I'm look online as well as an amazing Christmas lights tribute to Keith Flint. That's been shared on twitter that somebody the whole Arab side of the House is a tribute to him but yeah it was hard and you know. He was one of these artists that brought people together. I am not your typical prodigy. Found absolutely love them. I saw them dreading. I got very confused lost and scared but loved it and before I start your mating birthday and I still remember Brit so I it is A. It's a it's an honor to do those pieces actually so a great honor Sean. Here's the key expert panellist well. According to the Guardian. He's he's built a reputation as one of the music industry's most authoritative commentators. Watch out the music industry his book. The final days of am I sending the Peik was named one of the best books of two thousand nineteen by the Fine Nanteuil Times. No less and the Belfast Telegraph. Goodness Morality Gripping Lee recounted wanted. They said he was definitely the most beloved thing. That palomino has sent to London until they stupid barstools and buses smell of we microwave passengers it show favourite eighteen Ford. Hello Ayman favorite a massive peaceful louder sound on whether the two thousand ten's killed the album. Ah yes I'd kill the album's decades date not migrate conclusions. They reconfigured the album. I can't it so the new shape I think for certain artists. The album has always been an irrelevance and it was basically just a thing into kind of walk singles all kind of make money so the idea of the obviously you separate the album is a commercial enterprise versus. The album is an artistic enterprise so pop music never fully adapted to album as four my and that's not flow on in streaming aged that's why pulp is so preeminent because it's all about the single by think for the biggest deal interest in albums still buy albums or consume albums as we as we say yeah I don't think it's Dad I think it's very cut of a very binary thing decided that yes. The album is alive and healthy of the album. As Diet I think for certain genres. It will remain uncertain certain genres I think digital display apart. Because it wasn't that important side of the Commercial Rimet He said the album is transitioning. Because yeah absolutely is gender nonspecific the album. It's fluid beaten apple music. Well it's not quite like a dirty carbon what it had a massive head start and obviously it's model is different. Because it's got up two types of users it's got those on the ad-supported version and those pants subscriptions or rolled into family subscriptions or whatever is Apple. Lisa pure you have to pay to Subscribed to this by closing the gap. It was if we have this confrontation five years ago spoke to people wreck accompanies. It was always just marketing way. Spa Why and then go will kind of the crumbs to everybody else and absolutely have not speaks. I Rot Lop Bite Digital Morgan out of the last two years they all. Its power already. Four spot foyer on the industry absolutely treats them as one on the same But I think I think it spotify still. It'll go up a really good kind of head start on everyone. And they've been quiet. One is probably. I'm in music. I rolled into prowling leads ages. That's your proper mainstream crossover mortgage which bought fi an optimistic. If you're paying tank Whitman that you're not gonNA skip those people but if you've you've got a couple of million hit singles as part of your prime subscription that's the mainstream covered. I'm so going from my space way. Really beat it next year.
An Interstellar Wanderer Is Coming Our Way
"This Sunday December eighth in interstellar traveler an an object from outside our solar system known as the comment too I bere- sof will make its closest approach to the sun it's only the second interstellar object we've ever ever detected hence to I and the comment was discovered by a man in Crimea named Gennady Borisov. Now gedney's actually discovered several comets already. I hit seven discovers the comments and then back in August just around sunrise. He was looking through his telescope peering into space and just lost in the corner of his field of view. I looped moving object a little different direction from their Ossa Asteroids. At first he thought it was just a regular smuggler comment from inside our solar system. But it wasn't Gennady Borisov had discovered covered in interstellar comet is new and have your name. The Hubble telescope even published an image with his name on it I happen Kabul's dilatot take images this and I see on the four My name but sometimes fame can be exhausting after discolors hours I have many many telephone many video TV comment and I have one. I want to rest. Defendant hugging get some well earned rest. We'll get the low down onto I- Barista from a shell bannister. She's a planetary astronomer at Queen's University Belfast.
"belfast" Discussed on Today in Focus
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"belfast" Discussed on Today in Focus
"He sounds quite relaxed about Boris Johnson Stale. Did you find others who were worried about the prime minister's negotiation and what it could mean for Unionism Chelsom several across the road and the great eastern pub. We met Jim is in the sixties former blue-collar worker and he had much flint your view of Brexit's on politics in general to be honest the turnaround and said he wouldn't do. That's the other. What's the what's the people nor non said we're part entirely google part of UK on anything? He's back stopped the people off northern around the border of an ER history It's GonNa make us harder. Come from Britain here or from here. W What we're supposed to be part of. He felt that the proposed Brexit deal is complete salad trail Ale and that it also reflects the fact that so many people in England. Scotland and Wales don't Care Northern Ireland's and he was not not just indignant him. He was really hurt about that. Well if you think of the best way. We're only Polish. When when many of us he said look I mean we're brought up to respect the queen? I mean we stand up for the national anthem and we stay standing until the thing is finished. We were brought up to respect between We would have stayed till the end of nausea. That's the way I'll pull it up on sort of discussing overdemand on look we are. British nuts. Identity is means everything to him and for that now to be under threat I'm by a conservative prime minister. No less is something Ritz. Really difficult to swallow and yet JIM is trapped in the labyrinth because he's also breaks tear he he. He wants to leave the European Union for lots of reasons and so I said okay ones. Maybe then CH- perhaps breaks. It should be cancelled if the price is not too high and he said no because this counseling brexit would reflect a victory for Shin Fain and the IRA the kind of strange thing is but but they see canceling Brexit as a victory for him feign. When many would say that brexit itself has put more strain on the union than anything do things for a very long time and this deal will effectively put a crack in the union? I'm there's talk of Slipping Ping down the slope towards reunification. Anyway isn't unionism more important to people like John in gem than Brexit. It is is and yet. They are reluctance. They kind of bring themselves for you to admit the Brexit maybe mistake in the first place and that also that now is to make tactical retreat retreats and. Give it up now. It's interesting that Nigel Dodds DP deputy leader. He's been quite explicit saying if the choice comes is comes between Brexit or or in a securing the union then dumped brexit. Forget brags that unless keep the union intact is Brussels really intent on getting agreement which provides an alternative to the backstop. They're not really serious that then. Then we're not going to have arrangements which are injurious to the economic and constitutional position region of Northern Ireland. But among these voters in east Belfast. They still want brexit. Jim was emphatic. That he would vote for the DP because he feels that is the best safeguard for for the Union. Did you meet any potential alliance voters. We he did. We meant a couple minutes Roberts mccord who is in his sixties. A retired engineer supposedly gathered voting. Up doesn't need much choice here. Does it when bread and Belfast and who is at school in class actually with Sammy Wilson. The the T.. UPNP but they then went on very different political journeys. While Sammy Wilson became perhaps the most kind of arch brexit here within within the DUP. Roberts went off to become an engineer and became not only an an atheist but also he Set aside the unionist background in which he grew up to embrace different vision for Northern Ireland. Certainly I've never ever been unionist UNICEF folder or a DP voter by background You would assume that that would be the way I would go because although I do in practice any religion or whatever then within dispose of the world you either have to be a protestant atheist a catholic ase atheist so using any of their methods the residual methods I would be deemed a Protestant so by logic you would think that I would probably be leading more toward voting and and Protestant direction. He doesn't WanNa be a unionist. Or nationalist he just wants to be able to live and to embody something. That's it's different cannot be defined by these narrow security and labels and what did he tell you about the election. He would be voting for the Alliance Party and he hopes and thinks that no Milan has a chance of winning but long term. I mean it's quite depressing. Actually talking to them in a way because he has a rather bleak view of the future for Northern Ireland to the point that he actually has a boat and we sailed around the world on this boat and his plan in the future is to eventually get back on that boat and leaving with an Ireland for good partly because he just feels that despite the occasional briefings by the alliance party he feels feels that sectarian divisions here are just entrenched and are likely here to stay and so at some point he literally was going to get on a boat and sail off into the sunset said so yeah. I'd be buried somewhere at sea abroad much. Like we've heard in other parts of the country. It sounds like right the story. You are hearing the message. You were hearing was complex and occasionally contradictory. I mean the Conservatives have always been the party of the Union Indian and yet they were passionate unions who fear what Boris Johnson majority could mean and yet they were still largely pro DP and pro brexit. You also made an alliance supporter. He thinks the current situation has hardened sectarianism. Marie went to East Belfast. Looking to see if the tensions over brexit could be making way for new more centrist politics. Is it fair to say you weren't convinced it it didn't CONVINCED ME I. I feel that the deals are orange green divisions unionism versus nationalism. This old story that we've seen so many times in Northern Ireland is reasserting itself again and intruding into the the remain leave debate in in Northern Ireland and it was Quite depressing actually that People felt identity again then I would have to trump everything a lot of the DP voters. We met said that the the the EP that she would little enthusiasm mm-hmm that they they believe passionately in this party and these are kind of working class voters who often quite a secular mindset. They don't like the religious slant of the DP. They don't like their views on same sex marriage and often they They they actually said that they feel embarrassed by the DP and and yet they would still go to the polls and vote for the DP because they feel that they're the the best safeguard in an uncertain chilly eh world and it was sad for people to be to be up to vote under the circumstances to feel that way you know to to be not to be voting for party. Not that you think is going to make things better but you vote for party that you think may be the best chance of impeding an existential threats to your identity. And if you can sum this up rory but what does this election mean for the future of Northern Island and what is brexit mean for Northern Ireland for for Northern Ireland brexit means profound threats to its stability it's peace and potential prosperity at thrown up in the air Hope Kaleidoscope. I discussed questions which we thought were gradually being settled by the Good Friday agreement that reopened and polarized positions and unsettling environments that breaks created can only be bad news and a place like Northern Ireland. This election in Northern Ireland Marazov. Absolutely nothing I think the DP they may lose a cedar too but no more than that Shin Fain likewise may lose. Maybe gain a seat but continue to abstain from Westminster as before. And so. I think we're going to see the same deadlock and Pullara station. Here seems to be very little ability on the part of the political parties. Here to to bridge their differences. Rory thank you very much. Thanks nausea. That was rory carroll who is profiling. The campaigns in in Belfast for the Guardian and observer do read his pieces this week on the website coming up. Suzanne more on what Prince Andrew's interview reveals feels about the monarchy and the media.
"belfast" Discussed on Today in Focus
"And you you can see signs of hipsters which is a new thing for east Belfast. As well and so the art exciting new ventures as a literary festival arts festival. Well here yet at the same time. We were sterling than the neutrons road. And you see murals door. Finding paramilitaries all over Europe concluding a new mural and it says the prevention of erosion of identity is now our priority east Belfast Battalion. Smoking and sinister iconography of two masked man Phallic lavas cradling. AK47's and in this case the message is we will fight to preserve our identity. He mentioned the alliance. Party's success in recent European elections but that growth in popularity. Not a new thing name along I won the seat in two thousand and ten. I only long twelve thousand. Eight hundred and thirty nine declared that Meiomi long has been elected to serve in parliament for these spell files constituency took it back in two thousand and fifty You went to see her to find out. If a party could benefit from the changes caused by Brexit. Tell me about meeting her new as long listener. A lovely house in one of the leafier nicer parts. East Belfast dancing by. Hey my hunch e greeted us and she has a little dog at our her heels and as you can imagine. She's the hyper busy company. All over Northern Orleans for her Other alliance candidates and she is not only leads embodies the party and some people actually view the party almost is a one woman band and she gives a quite an impassioned view of if I had she kind of came of age here growing up in the troubles and then she was is it university in the mid nineteen nineties when the peace process led to the Good Friday Agreement and so she entered politics on this wave of optimism which now uh-huh feels somewhat retro tinged and Sepia I. I never said to be a politician and in fact I trained as a civil engineer when I graduated. I'm from university. One thousand nine hundred four so the first ceasefire such as top tier a somebody who had grown up with the troubles as the backdrop to my life on for for the first time and go into university had experienced and degraded education. I realized that there was. We have far more in common than actually divided. It doesn't speak bill that we wanted the same things out of life and it's about high we deliver those an society that has become so divided. Where when one side face that they're doing well the otherside automatically fees? It's a loss and for me. It's it doesn't have to be that way it's about redefining politics. So that these things are when when she's oak about going up when the B- sniffer dogs coming onto buses looking for explosives I mean. I live in Belfast. And I love the city but I remember Belfast. Sussman was a broken place. I'm old enough to remember how often to you know. Get in on the boss on the coming on with sniffer dogs to finite if there were bombs under the states you know. There was a ring of steel around Belfast. Police and soldiers would Sarande Belfast with a so called ring of steel. When you be watching the news each night to use it the latest bombings and shootings and maimings? I remember switching on the news each night right and seeing the horror of people being shot or maimed or killed. Or you know how awful was that will always be imprinted on my mind was the horrific things is no combat. Could all of the events that happened that are largely forgotten the the deity that don't stand by the number of atrocities that happened that you can't play because it was so frequent surge expressed concern that some of the more younger the people who don't Arlanda who didn't experience that just don't realize how grim at was and therefore don't realize how a fragile things are here here who she running against and did you speak to them. She is running against govern- Robinson whose youngest UPNP.
Bombardier to sell aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems
"Said yeah big aerospace news in Wichita news Wichita spirit aerosystems has purchased bombarding EA's aerostructures and aftermarket services business it's a deal that adds up to a billion dollars spirit takes over bombarding a operations in Belfast Northern Ireland Casablanca Morocco and Dallas spirit CEO Tom Gentilly says the deal brings world class engineering expertise to his
Narcissism can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression
"A new study says narcissists online you can be happier than most people are less likely to suffer from stress despite many people find them inferior aching researchers at queen's university in Belfast Northern Ireland found that even though no system might be bad for society it seems to be beneficial for the nicest themselves the researchers say now schism seems to have protective qualities which make narcissists less vulnerable to being stressed or depressed
Johnson's N. Ireland allies vow to keep rejecting Brexit deal
"Boris Johnsons allies in Northern Ireland have vowed to keep rejecting the British prime minister's divorce deal with the European Union until his government wins more concessions from the block Arlene foster the leader of northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party told her party conference in Belfast at that regulatory and customs borders between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom we're just not acceptable
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Since we've had the joker and it's GonNa Singular origin story I just wondered if you've had any thoughts the plate any marvel characters getting treatment so I'd like to see the demand the ball story don thoughts demanded a ball Tony is Oklahoma so just like one off stories just done dusted no worries about continuation interest so like a joker Ash Carter still for example yeah finding out we're still broken up that's room flexing genre in someone will serious comedic I don't WanNa see something got completely gone back show mental you know really dark and not definitely wouldn't want to see something unconnected because I think the model the MTA moves what really well because they understand the tone and they understand the characters so well I would worry I feel like what is giving them that I'm quite happy for them to do stuff like that in what if something like Marvel zombies for example I personally hoovering wouldn't be infected it doesn't make any sense but but like stuff like that you could do in store in and just ignore the rest of the time sixteen though is the one that I'd probably go for I just thought that was really charming and weird and funny and you could do that just on its own and it would never connect anything yes and that would be fun so let's see sixteen or to those of you who don't know it basically all the marvel characters rise in Lisbon Times which is weird how cool for costumes oh they'd have they'd be listen I'm telling you to be amazing so yeah that doesn't oh we're talking about adaptations the hulk future imperfect which is a great I think we're just two issue run but it was a fairly lengthy issues by David who is the Hulk writer in which the hulk has become a tyrant in the future called the maestro it's really really great really interesting that'd be good one and deserves a shot I don't know he forget it because of the contractual thing but he deserves a solo movie Ruffalo shoe play him an Colombo at the same time going John from letterkenny it I'm not so bad I love listening to the podcast illustrating very contested so new terminator film coming up very soon the last two the last two Terminator Films Tennessee of blowing their load in the trailers with regards supply twelve thirteen years so what are your what examples of movies shall we say spoiling themselves and the trailer would would you like to highlight or to flip on its head what films are you so impressed that the goodness it was amazing I remember being really impressed by the trailer for seven this is really going back I don't know VHS on the cover of empire the trailer for seven made it look like an average buddy cop comedy it does like I like it looked like a good film I wanted to but it looked like any other buddy comedy or not comedy drama and I was just like oh I was not prepared for what I saw when I saw that movie so that that's the one that springs to mind in terms of holding back but I mean there was there was it's the final shot and okay some shots make the trailer and don't make the film so maybe you're not sitting there waiting for it but maybe you are and you have to wait the entire film for the final show took care Shaw colored speeding towards where layer is on the ship and I don't feel like you've been conned but at the same good stuff it's all smoke and mirrors rather than Bayton switch which is why I'm really intrigued by this race stuff in the sky will trailer because that was like a big read right into my face thank you so much for listening next time goodbye.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Like an actor director that we were working with at that time was really he had sort of history in documentary filmmaking and she really kind of pushed us into gang as immersed as we as we could so yeah we came to Belfast probably a month prior before coming and sort of immersed ourselves within the community and join a boxing gym and pretended to be from Belfast books wait a minute in west Belfast that must be wow that was due to sink or swim and wow what was that first moment like when you open your mouth and is always weird when you're doing an accident the first two weeks you're pretending to do it your mouth feels about this big and you feel that you just the biggest charlotte and everybody knows the pulling what are you doing why are you pretending to told by somebody else and then slowly you start to hear that voice in your own head when you speak normally you can you hear your voice I and then you hear this other accent come after serve for but I'd say about two weeks you start to lose that and you start to kind of hear this accident in your own mouth and then it's really really freeing I mean it's something try and do as much as I can to accent because yeah you just you can put it away you can you can leave over there and you're thinking about it remember can you access the accident is under you know I remember leaving bill I thinking I can't even remember how to speak in my own exit honestly I just feel so odd and then you get back to London and I had a pint of beer and then I was fine and but I honestly could I couldn't Belfast accent for you now how did this and you're going to take a question here Jim would not play for enough oh good happy enough Jim thanks for that but I think one the experiences you had here is you had a very interesting experience shooting the scene in Europe hotel is correct this is true I've spies everywhere yeah it was interesting I just walked past the hotel and had some great the GO-TO now leap rest it was also in the film so we saw that scene came from a story that somebody told the director it was someone from the crew he'd been up there and had sex with his girlfriend by the big sort of Europa right on signed yes so what was meant to be a really romantic love scene directors now let's just do up there take the most bombs hotel in Europe what could be more someone told me that as well in the most sex bomb hotel unbelievable but but again thank you so much for coming over doing this because when you're on your recording Elton at the right yeah yeah what can you say about that I mean I'm always writing music it's something I've always done Oh came from music into the acting world I guess so it's always there's of in the background and I'm always feeling around with some sort of musical ideas stuff and I have a little studio home and just sort of had a bit of time off and I made sure I took a bit of time off to just try and finish stuff I never finish anything I mean years and years ago by tenuousness of shot fifty felt like to you know so yeah I saw a really if I didn't finish something that would be a real thorn in my side the I I would just love to get something over the finish line so made a promise to myself that I would just get my head down take time on yeah you've written music for some films I think for a couple of them here so would you consider like building on that day more.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Can't stress this enough geo storm gems Georges the Nelly applauses Where you got your sea does really awkward for now I love Dear Jim how are you come with coach cuffing fail three you can okay or we can just extended jim juice for five minutes I'm intrigued to know your fascination with me when I walked in today for right I got to talk to you about I never really had the chance I've talked to Jerry during the podcast about Geo storm but at the time but it was during the promotion of the movie so we couldn't talk about Geo storm now I've got a sneaking suspicion that maybe see this is early up to you Jim we talk about store ago but listen that's down the line first of all I welcome to Belfast thank you yeah it's great to be here not your first time now trying to figure out here over ten years ago which is kind of blows my mind it was ten years ago the ice show the film here and I haven't been back since so it's lumpy but that fifty dead my mocking fifty two minutes and you did you did the accents this is not an easy one day I believe terrible it's been I it was one of the first times I've ever kind of really sort of immerse myself in Eriksson making fifty because one of the first ones I personally felt.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Cavs Defenders Endgame Sally I think our producers tried to Brevet and say no no we're keeping we're keeping we were I actually every review and everything about it would have to I say it's not about the it's not based on the book by Sally Rooney so that's that's not necessarily what you want no it's not that normal people and then they go right so it was never encounter handles like a big board full of ideas imports so important we've changed it we think it's actually a much better title we love the new title because it is a love story and that was what we really felt about it when we came to it that we thought it was really unusual love story and that's great if that's the first thing that an audience is going to understand the and ordinary love is a love story about the small moments on the big challenges that go into long-term love along the with breast cancer so it's a story about the journey dot this couple go on together a journey that they go together as much as possible but of course it's a very different journey if you're the one who is suffering from this illness on the one who is the partner of that person who's doing so so it is about the journey that concert journey but ultimately it's really about the seasons under cycles of a long term relationship and it really celebrates a I think a connection between two people that keeps them both afloat was at the off your written by all McCafferty yeah I mean I think one of the things I mean coming off the back of good vibes which was a completely different thing really I mean abs is kind of like trying to harness chaos and in many ways it was in on the shoot and just so it suited the subject matter I think adb much more intimate was somebody would want to to work with very for years we've had a couple of slightly false starts with that and Dan this came along at home to partner and our production company is a lifelong friend of Owens Okay and the story is based on fact a woman wife went through this journey he's going on and dramatized events so there are certain things that happened in our film it did not into when Peggy Burke but certainly they experienced this journey and as you mentioned a tremendous chasms principally of course by by Jason and Lesley Manville and I think as Liam's first Northern Irish movie for donkey's years as they say over here you have five minutes of Heaven I think maybe would be the last one almost persuade them to put on the gun so hard he did ask occasionally onset if it was time for him to kill someone with a rolled up newspaper he had a gun done a sock from this just as there so was he wasn't easy Silverman Liam is a great theater actor a serious actor so you know we always knew that we always there's other material that he will enjoy apart from action films we had been talking to him about another project in the last couple of years one which in the way of many many films just sort of didn't quite get to this point being made so but we having to talk to him got to normal little bit we just had a sense the sort of interesting above the sort of stories that he might be interested in telling when this one came along and we just read the first draft and we heard his voice in it really was written for you're a man of that age from here and I think that's one of the things that he really liked about it the chance to play a character who is quite similar to himself yeah into this yeah probably quite rare to send the first draft to an actor but yeah he's he he connected with it and I think he adhere his own voice in it so I mean actually then when when Liam Niessen becomes touched your project things move quite quickly and there was a when new to shoot and everybody moves really fast and he was instrumental in bringing Lesley Manville is amazing actress onboard. Well I mean to be honest we unwanted Lesley Manville you know because we have been huge fans of hers since you know the her earliest films with you know when she mike Leigh's movies I know her well for three hundred threat many of the other things we just we've just been huge fans and we just had a feeling that not just something about both lemon lasley they both have this quality of naturalism you can you believe them when they're on screen you're convinced by the emotion the reality of everything that they're doing death but they can also bring a real lightness and humor as well and so we just had a feeling that they might be a great dynamic together Liam Sir team was really keen to have leslie too so we just hope there would be a great chemistry we were excited about bringing those two great actors together on screen we thought we you know we would love to see them if we if we saw them headlining movie we would think that exciting combination of actors so they never worked before the never met actually really yeah yeah everybody you know had a whole connection of everybody that they knew and they never met so that's interesting that Leeann tailored towards the for this in terms of suggestion or having never met her so pills it was meant to be in it I think she'd obviously worked with Daniel Day. armed with him yeah and I think you know everyone you know let's these between incredible work for years and then I suppose recently with fund thread and she's Liam Liam like us had been a fan of last for a while and this part seemed really right for her so so we were delighted it was a real privilege to to bring the two together onscreen for the first time so you you hit it out there that you know a couple of projects post good vibrations got close to the starting line and then did you make it over the starting line yes that's the life of a direct sadly especially I guess working in the British film industry working at a certain legit level as as well I mean how tough is it quite frankly in this market to get a movie like list may yet it's I mean it's really tough I mean I mean probably we're had to your three projects and those things can be cast you know you can get it to a point where everybody likes the script and then you need to get past that and cast that will finance it and all becomes a kind of a crazy cycle and really have to get permits to align I mean so much of it is is seems to be movie gods the three films that were Philly cost and just waiting for green night and then whatever reason in great costs as well you know up solid cast that you would have assumed would complete finance and then things just drift apart and how do you deal with a do to be quite stoic about why philosophical yeah I mean when we were doing vibes we had we thought we had lots of projects on the go but we actually didn't and so good vibes really felt like all our eggs in one basket and we're married couple fell acquitted maybe bet the farm on that so that was a challenge and good vibes had many times where it really doesn't happen in finance collapsed we lost we were at the brink of doing it and then financiers pulled out and their money elsewhere and collapsed and cut these things start again and that sort of happens it's not like a we'll start the second a couple of weeks you literally talk that would be another year minimum could be two years you know so it's a tough journey whereas whereas I think we do have many more projects we understand that you need to have more projects 'cause sadly some invariably will fall away and Yeah you just need to have this stuff that's right was good vibrations at one point you know it was coming up to Christmas and I think something it just and we talked on the phone over Christmas with producers and said well you know maybe we can you know get together with some friends and you know just shoot a few scenes on the we ends you know if we can you know a couple of cameras they can show up and this naturally where we were on depressing just yeah yeah and then again the movie goes curve kicked into gear something happened we go newfound we BBC films came aboard and then quite quickly we got it shot but there was a year or two where we okay we're going to be shooting it in months time gonNa be and then you put everything on hold and then in two months time there's another delay so yes we you you just have to have a lot of things going on it's Kinda sad in a way it's sort of a five year gap I don't mind the modulation of kind of developing for a little bit and then shooting and then editing and post production and then back into devout them you've kind of an interesting journey but but if you know if development goes on and on it ceases to be interesting because incredibly stressful gap between projects on C. becomes increasingly Kubrick it's funny because when you meet people who don't do what we do they sort of think that for those five or six I have kind of been doing nothing just be Mitch about Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah we're writing scripts when we've we've we've got a few checks on the boil but you never quite know what's going to happen next what's going to get to that point next absolutely you're talking about how difficult it is get me films in the current climate and with the British film industry is one thing Ah You guys is that you're very focused as well you're based here you're focusing Northern Ireland Intel in northern are stories as well but is that going to change is something that lanes important for you anyway that wasn't particularly intentional I felt the other films that we were we have made three feature films here which has been incredible we've built up an amazing team of collaborators and the crews here are extraordinary as everyone has said I mean both Lemon Leslie when they came to here very early on in the shoot work both came up and said how mazing home as they were by the quality of the crews and everything was working but no we didn't you mean to keep me here necessarily we a couple of films that we were going to be shooting in between we're not set here one was Paris and other England we always joke that every film that's not set here we'll just end up being on the lagging with a smoke I'm somebody will always be Paris but it's fine we're working on it and whatnot but anyway but it's not that we don't want to obviously we love sitting here because we do have great friends and crew and collaborators and but I mean also you want to tell stories that are kind of think apart or from good vibrations which was very much centered around Northern Ireland the other two features we've made were it was an incident backdrop to a degree they were story universal stories that could have been set and where but it was nice in a way to use the background it's Taylor and it's specific but it's not those films not to do with the subjects that people might associate that's what I mean we do have we actually have another project another northerner project in development you know there's very specifically about here okay probably it's time awesome Meta also there are so many stories there are so many stories still to tell from this place and about this place so it's a very rich source for us and we're very proud to make films here we've also had great report from northern screen and organizations like that so we'll hope to we'll hope to do both maybe I'll say this as someone who left or their own twenty years ago but I think it is important that you guys are making films set here and are shooting films here as well I think that's an incredibly important and quite frankly what does Paris have the Bambridge doesn't exactly passion Clarisa big needle thing but bambridge has the cut yes which is I don't know if you guys ever been to Bambridge but it's a bridge over road in the middle of a town it's got a sculpture garden.
High Court in Northern Ireland rules abortion ban violates human rights
"A British judge has ruled that northern Ireland's tough abortion restrictions of breach women's human rights Sir were you which was a newly wed in Belfast Northern Ireland when a scan revealed the baby she and her husband had so longed for would not survive outside the womb she said she couldn't bear the thought of carrying a doomed to child but because even fatal fetal abnormalities are not legal grounds for an abortion in Northern Ireland your tattoo travel to England for the termination away she says from her family's love and support so she launched a legal challenge and now a high court judge in Belfast his rules northern Ireland's abortion law breaches the UK's human rights
Northern Ireland court rejects case claiming government Brexit strategy would harm peace process
"Thirty of Belfast court has rejected a claim that the British government's brexit strategy would harm northern Ireland's peace process three linked cases had argued that in no deal brexit on October thirty first would undermine agreements between the British and Irish governments that were struck during the peace
U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Appears Within Reach
"Are the united states and the insurgent group the taliban on the verge of of striking a peace deal to end afghanistan's eighteen year long war both sides are locked in a ninth round of talks in the tari capital doha and so far the signs look promising taliban delegates say they're still negotiating the mechanism of the u._s. Troop withdrawal from afghanistan at the same time. The insurgents need to assure america that the afghan territories under their control will not be used for attacks against the u._s. and its allies in the future. I'm joined by michael semple his professor at the institute shoot for global peace security and justice at queen's university belfast. He's also a former e._u. Official in afghanistan michael a very good day to you. It's it's good news. This is happening but presumably it should be treated with a degree of cautious optimism. Yes you really cannot over overestimate the extent to which the whole of honest down is looking towards these negotiations and hoping that they eighteen years or even forty years war is about to end but nothing's final until its final and they're quite a few hurdles to overcome one of which of course is as the mechanism to get american troops out of afghanistan and also the responsibility on the part of the insurgents to make sure that america and indeed itself a allies are not likely to be attacked in the future. There are some fundamental questions here that haven't released transparently being unserved. I heard that <hes> the taliban have been telling their supporters that they show are about to sign a deal for the unconditional time. I'm limited withdrawal of u._s. Troops <hes> while the u._s. is being giving reassurances to the afghan government that <hes> they stand ready to support court they sh- <hes> the afghan government forces ensuring that <hes> they're not overrun by the taliban. I mean that's that's fundamentally to the negotiations. They <hes> so far progress in these negotiations have seen <hes> achieved basically by the u._s. making concessions. I'm persuading the taliban to stay on board. One of the issues that the taliban <hes> have been holding out for is a massive prisoner release. He's <hes> sometimes you know. There's a lot of unhelpful leaking going on. Sometimes they show the thousand prisoners from time to say oh. We're going to get a five five thousand thousand prisoners out and i think many of the <hes> the people in afghanistan and the kabul comfortable sitting asking <hes> what concessions of the telecom lawmakers to deserve of this kind of present sesame the perception that that the traffic seems to be flowing in one direction but what's also interesting about these talks is that they involve the town of the taliban and the united states and the afghan government itself isn't sitting around the table so that does appear to be an extraordinary omission and is it one that perhaps is slow things down <hes> this is about the design of
"belfast" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"The Belfast ship yard the bill the Titanic more than a century ago is in danger of closing the company that owns the ship yard is expected to file for insolvency on Tuesday in Belfast the Titanic was built at the shipyard between nineteen oh nine and nineteen eleven the company was one of Britain's key industrial producers during World War two building about a hundred and fifty ships where the work place once boasted thirty thousand workers it now employs only about one hundred and twenty five but workers say they'll continue their fight to keep the historic Belfast shipyard open but Michigan CBS news something's in the water in new Smyrna beach unfortunately it's sharks the Florida community is known as the shark bite capital of the world and it's living up to its name with three people bitten by a shark within a twenty four hour span there Sunday a man was standing in knee deep water when a shark bit his right foot that a day earlier to servers are bit within minutes of one another at the same beach map Piper CBS news I'm Jeff pash Philadelphia's top cop says well there's no creek credible threat to this area he's urging the public to stay alert and vigilant after this weekend's mass shootings in Ohio and Texas more from KYW crime and justice reporter Kristin Johannsen it may seem like common sense but it's something seems off about the way or persons acting commissioner Richard Ross wants you to call them if there's an employee that you're concerned about who still employed who was left your employment is it just doesn't feel right to you let us know that we will make the evaluations he says cops continuously train to combat active shooter situations going through different scenarios and schools religious centers and businesses and it's open to anyone who asks someone.
"belfast" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Retirement. I sometimes take a jumped back through Belfast new neighborhoods to visit mild homes the man who gave no quarter came to queens and popes. Very short order of gas lit gas pumps. Former? Oh, just shouting. The local executive executes nothing. It seems that has been raised from her watery. Yet. Was rested. Takes the field. We know rob powers. What? We know too. Wings. He fits stoning to sling Burda. Several the sleep on which it's wiped. It's. The world premiere of the brand new Morgan. Flaky. And it's also our song of the week. Well, since we are here.
"belfast" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"No one i i wonder you you said it's a very particular are exposed artery of belfast so this say a little bit of that about a what for you lisburn road presents that my i do my shopping and used to a lot of it it's been gentrified but my boyhood on the as coming from the central belfast lisburn road towards this ban on the right hand side was working class to open to done houses and then on the left hand side much more prosperous rhododendron gardens and and dentists and solicitors and people like that so in the way the the whole class mix or confusion was symbolized but the does that juxtaposition is is unusual that juxtaposition position yes it is yeah belfast is full of strange juxtaposition in that case class but in other parts of belfast in what are called interface areas we have catholic zones on protest zones ghettos almost that's all part of the the complication that referred to for it to earlier but this is all of these people under twenty my message to the wild you know it's in the first line that i'm in the first couple of lines who wants to suggested that the opposite of war is not so much peace as civilization he knew are assassinated catholic green grocer who died at christmas in the arms of our methodist minister and our ice cream man whose continuing requiem is the twentyone flavors children have by heart are cobbler men's shoes for everybody are butcha blends into his best sausages leeks garlic honey our corner shops sells everything from bread to kindling who can bring peace to people are not civilized all of these people alive or dead are seven is.
"belfast" Discussed on Super Station 101
"At a neat little town called belfast apprentice trade i was bound received happiness i spent a mandate middletown tell assad misfortune came over me which calls me straight from the slums far obeyed friends relations betray bide black velvet bombed heights without pretty fair maid what a gentleman possibly by i knew that she doing and hidden by the dog bogus bulaq i sheets looks amiss place to ride into my i said look to the black velvet fifth fifty thirty minutes after the hour it is saint patrick's day and i don't know how to speak like a leprechaun but i'm trying i think i would go get me some green beer after this show is it is it green l what does it brian greene beers drake again drink again oh i'll tell you what what lawrence welk nighttime show that's my grandmother's yes yes saturday night all right you guys ready for.
"belfast" Discussed on FT Politics
"Well if out that there's a reluctance to go down the road of fullblown direct rule from london in which you would have uk ministers running government or rents in belfast's i think some of the dup would be quite happy to have that but that would not be to the liking of xinfei and on the other nationalist party in northern ireland the sdlp dublin has also said that it would be unhappy with fullblown direct rule and that it would seek increase irish involvement in the affairs of northern ireland in that event so i think what is going to happen is the will have to be some kind of measures from london to release budgets of funding for a northern ireland's there is no government to northern ireland therefore there has to be a budget and i think a budget will probably at some point be imposed from london but i think there's a reluctance at this point to go down the road of fullblown direct rule because that will only make it all the more difficult to bring the whole thing back together again general attitude you said they saw the wouldn't mind a period of direct who you know to they seem quite happy to sit in let this play out talk of a as keen as shin feigned to try and get a powersharing agreement back together or all tied by their public declaration our word to the institutions established under the good friday peace agreement of 1998 who 20th anniversary falls within two months service coming april however get giving it together around the same table is proving very difficult i think we were the view that there are different voices within the dup the confident from supply agreement under which the dup underpin move tree the may government in london which law with parliamentary majority in the in the kazakh after the election last year i think that essentially a give the dup more power in london however is also fair to say.
"belfast" Discussed on We The People
"And as began a call at her night aired erred erred when i didn't get a also so i thought the are goulty live mean there comes out with bland bummed debris 'cause he came rushing in from the one the in a when it rush dan i was land in belfast in our who is someone hala some better bombed the sixty street eric and it was so loud if though this person with in say i work those arrive where they with standard they placed a bomb ride the unjust still bad one anna when when his gasiya they they british dan i found out his name later his name was samuel ripley madam laid on through the years and he told me that he would do want he he heard noah now stereos he was up in his clay is upscale so when he looked doubted out the door to come down the stilts this dealt with blown away so he just jumped down when he jumped now he's saying they stand standing there i was bleeding so they wish me to hospital steel uh he hearts feel and when i get them the told did i hayatou wait on islam caught because though the ad dr were there so i lay there in uh on the copper wire and that's when john mccain million he came in an address who i say hoyer they id she said eighty hurdle back but i found out laid out there over here to of some bad.