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Fresh update on "cyprus" discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"Of talent. Basically countries is just basically a gimmick country. I get it andorra. you're cute. You're just you're basically just a mountain. Yeah send whatever you want but there are legitimate country's sending crazy anyway. I love it. I'm glad they do it. I just don't understand. Yeah well this is a story about cyprus and submission this year to eurovision It's by the singer. Elena's sogari no i'm and who she apparently rose to fame At at the age of fourteen this was in two thousand nine after making it to the semi final of greece's got talent. Okay but but her song. The song is causing quite the sturdy down the so much so that the church of cyprus has weighed in and and adamantly opposes and is calling upon the cyprus broadcasting company or corporation or something along those lines sure on anyway. I guess i guess it's like they're the ones who picked to send her. It's not like government delegation which i would have preferred that it be some sort of you know ad hoc committee of the right of whatever But no it's a broadcaster the national broadcaster and they're calling on them to please. Please pick another song. Because they don't like her song which is called il diablo. Okay which is the devil. The devil not greek right. I know it's really strange. And she sings in english. But right says el diablo. It's amazing lines as tonight. We're gonna burn in a party. It's heaven and hell with you. Write clever clever. I gave my heart to el diablo because he tells me i'm his angel. Ooh okay it's got. You know all the all the all the things that you would expect from a a song coming from cyprus. I suppose it's the day really have no expectations from a cyprus. It's dancy pop song. That's what you expect for. Expect right lots of auto tune. There's one point where like children's choir kinda comes in. You know how they do. They have kids to. That's kind of fun blow it ends. Well there's i watched the music video and there's like all these like Bare chest men but they're painted all like like like not black. It's not like black face or anything like that but just kind of like a dark gray so they kind of wind into the shadows right. We end diablo and you never really see their faces right but they. They're kind of dancing around her kind of menacingly and everything. And let's see the oddest thing about the song. The music videos. That seems to be like a skin lotion ad in the middle of it. It's really really really strange anyway. Back to the holy synod of the orthodox church of cyprus which is issued a strongly worded statement expressing it's intense disagreement and frustration with the selection of the song saying the song favored our global ridicule by advocating our surrender to the devil and promoting his worship while praising the fatalistic submission of humans to the devil's power. Her okay well. I'm going to speak directly to the cyprus broadcasting. whatever. I know you guys are listening. Thanks for your continued support But if i may suggest a A an answer to the to the church. How 'bout show. Well just shut off. The record label felt the need to respond. Sure and so. They say that the of the song tells the story of a girl who finds herself trapped in and exploitation of relationship with a bad guy. Has she calls him el diablo. It is eternal struggle between evil and good through this problematic stockholm syndrome relationship. And despite the paranoia she experiences in the end the truth always shines and she seeks help to break ties on a path to freedom right and the church is having none of it right. They average says the word. Double trouble says that has been contacted by thousands of citizens expressing displeasure at the song and they described the lyrics as provocative and unacceptable and completely at odds with our people's values respond correct responses. Shut up seriously though. If you wanna watch a really really bad music video of a pretty bad song. I highly recommend this i was i was laughing hysterically. And send me. The i i. I'm not a fan of that style of music to begin with so but seriously there is like i don't know why shelves like the camera pans past so she's like in the background and in the foreground is like this. Like store displays setup of like some lotion skin products. Something rather and i'm like what is going on here. And then like and the minute congra- he has the lotion like squeezing her hand. And kind of smearing it around. And i'm like this has nothing to do with anything else. This music video. This clearly is product placement. Well what you don't know is that el diablo was very fond of saying it. Rubs the lotion gets the homers buffalo. Bill el diablo. Okay i am going to bring us back to the united states Where unusually. I'm gonna launch with some kind of good news. It's no. I know a brace yourselves. Everybody look we talk a lot about all of the bullshit that happens in this country and there's plenty and one of the things that we've talked about many times over. The years is the fact that a large of a huge percentage of the adoptions that happened in our country go through faith-based adoption services And they are traditionally. We'll call it reluctant to adopt kids to lgbtq fam- rights which is some bullshit and it's stupid and flies in the face of all you know all known facts about good homes and whatever but doesn't fly in the face of a bronze age stupid book. So they're they're walking. The line is all i'm saying. Well that line was for them to walk under the trump administration because of course the trump administration was like the the the obama administration had said. Look we're not going to give you any federal federal funding unless you adopt unless you serve all americans equally to which a lot of adoption services. We're like we don't do it anymore. That's not our job anymore right but if you tried to sort of walk the line under trumpet. Trump totally took away those protections are and said go ahead and.
Two dead from carbon monoxide poisoning after using car for heat in Texas storm
"In Texas, including a woman and a girl dying a suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a car running in an attached garage at a Houston home that had no electricity. Use an emergency room doctor, Andrew Choi says people are using dangerous ways to stay warm. We're starting to see an uptick in patients here. Even Atmore alarm in Cyprus for possible carbon monoxide exposure. There's been a problem
"cyprus" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Cyprus, which Boulevard and ST Rose 54 shot a Myers News radio w F L A It is chilly out there this morning, but we'll see a pretty fast warm up. In fact, by the afternoon low seventies, slightly above average, very comfortable, just a few clouds. It will not be quite as chilly tonight lows in the mid fifties overnight, and that's because a weak cold front will begin to drift south to expect a few more clouds around for Friday, Still a high of 73. Eventually that front brings a 10% rain chance on Saturday. If you are out of the water light winds coming out of the East this morning in Southwest this afternoon at five knots and smooth conditions on the big Max. Offender, right meteorologist Lise van With distance. You're gonna black stretch the boy off. No time back. Fancy, well feel, Stan. My sense is real traction so fast I can't escape is irresistible. Gruss County, Mr. To talk to George Noory called the Wild card line and 8185014109 1st time Caller line is 8185014721 to talk. Told free from east of the Rockies, call 808 255033 from west of the Rockies. Toll free call 806 188255 to reach George via Skype Use Skype name George 97313 cents. Georgian text message any times at 8182986521.
Discrimination among reasons why migrants earn 13 per cent less than locals:
"If you're a migrant chances are that your pay packet is considerably smaller than other people's where you work. That's the finding of a new report by the international labor organization ilo which is found that the wage gap between migrants and national workers is thirteen percent and growing. The wage gap was highest in cyprus at forty two percent with italy at thirty percent and australia at twenty five percent for the european union. It was less than the global average at under nine percent. Gap may even widen further because of the nineteen crisis. Ilo said on monday. Based on data from forty nine countries that host half the world's migrant workers wage discrepancy can be explained in part by differences in education skills and experience. But discrimination is the main reason why migrants earn less said eiloz michelle later chief of labor migration brunch tackling discrimination in prejudices that are deeply entrenched in the workplace and our society is more important than ever and addressing the migrant pay gap is not only a matter of social justice. But it's also important to reduce inequalities between women and men to reduce income equality between households and basically to reduce poverty overall women migrants face a double dose of wage discrimination warned as they often work in domestic or caregiver settings and in less than nationals and less than male migrants on average
3 people hit by cars in separate incidents on 'busy' Friday night, Houston sheriff says
"The Harris County Sheriff's office reporting three pedestrians were hit by vehicles last night, including a fatality near Cyprus station. There was also a fatality up near Crosby. Two people had to be life flighted after being struck by an 87 year old driver. One of those victims passed away overnight.
Houston police mourn officer who died of Covid-19
"Police officers remain in mourning today after honoring one of their own this weekend. Matt harrop has more on the officer who died from covid nineteen senior officer ernest. Leo junior was a houston police officer for thirty six years. He'd been fighting the corona virus since october officer lee out was honored with procession from a north cyprus hospital to a funeral home yesterday in a statement. Hpd's chief artas vado says we. Al is the fifth officer to die in the line of duty within the past twelve months and the first to die from covid nineteen over sixty police officers in texas have died as a result of the corona virus. This year leo was sixty years old and leaves behind his wife and four children. I
Houston officer dies from COVID-19 after weekslong battle
"HPD HPD is is mourning mourning the the death death of of 37 37 Year Year veteran veteran Officer Officer 60 60 year year old old Earnestly Earnestly L L Jr. Jr. Who Who lost lost his his battle with code last night. They all served in the North Patrol division. Houston Police Department commanders and officers will escort the body of fallen senior officer from the HCIA, Houston Healthcare North Cyprus Hospital to the Dignity Care Center.
Turkey's Erdogan visits Northern Cyprus to meet President Tatar
"Fleeing. Resident had one Just of Turkey yesterday, is another intending 3000 to make a controversial refugees visit crossed to northern the border Cyprus into Sudan. today Now to the mark numbers the anniversary we have of the self declared gold just over Turkish 20,000 republic there Survival's that only in Turkey just six recognizes. days. He Also, sparked thousands outrage of people have among marched Greek through the streets Cypriots of Washington and some in Turkish support of President separates Trump's unfounded over his plan claims to hold of fraud a picnic in the U. S election in the deserted will former discuss sort the psychology of Russia or behind Mr Marash. Trump's refusal As the church to concede call it on with President me. of Cyprus, Chitra Nagarajan, Nicholas a writer and and a study human artist rights activists says specializing is an unprecedented in Nigeria,
"cyprus" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Know why Spider mites didn't see the you know, it seemed to be almost so hot. The spider mites weren't as bad as we thought they were going to be. But the jinn, one lack of rain and nothing to wash the spider mites off is very problematic for Big Cyprus. But if you have only to, I guess they're probably spaced out pretty far so they have good airflow, and that helps him as well. So what you do with them for right now is you could fertilize them if you like, and they'll work with Citrus fertilizer if you already have that at home. So if you had fertilize them right now, with some such as fertilizer, and if it's possible if you could hose them off, So if you've got any kind of water pressure could get up far enough to get him off. You have some pretty good pressure. But if you could just hose him off, just washed the spider mites often and if you could fertilize them right now than what you might want to do in the spring has come back with a dose. Of in a minute Corporate So it's going to be like a grub control. It's in all different kinds of things, but it's a systemic insecticide. That'll help with the spider mites. And when you really would want to probably put that on and be in the spring after your Citrus or finished blooming. Okay, because you don't want to want to have it on your Citrus, but put it on on the Cyprus after the Citrus finish blooming and and see if they don't perk up, come out a little better and go ahead and put him in the same fertilizer cycle is the Citrus. And that's not going to harm them at all. If there's some reason they don't come back, beautiful, feel feel good in the fact that they are the best firewood of all those big old Italian snipers make fantastic firewood that they do. They smell pretty good after a rain. I never want never fertilised Cyprus because they are already way too big, So I just want to give them maybe one dosa fertilizer right now to help them. And that insecticide that you mentioned Is that something you spray on? No, you can put it on. That's why, you know the plants so big. What you want to do is you want to put it on systemically? So you want to put it on around the roots around the base of the tree stickin the tree will take it right up through its system. Okay. 100 spoke. Well, The active ingredient is in the medic. Laura Pit. Okay. And what's kind of nice on the show here, John. As you can go back to the Katie our website waken. We listen to our conversation. And pick it right up. And but I don't I don't know how to spell it. So that I in I am I in a It's I and I I can't remember. It's in them in a corporate anyway spelled just like it in a minute. Corporate Okay, spelled just like it sounds, But here's the thing where you'll find it is you'll find it like in a like Bear makes that they're the original patent on it. And you'll find it in like a grub control. You'll find it in like a systemic fertilizer sometimes, but it's in a lot of products, and it's something that we don't want to use. Just broad use it all the time because they get annoyed, and it might have some effect on Cem Bey's and pollinators and other things, so we don't want to use it indiscriminately but putting it on one time after the Citrus Bloom To kind of systemically help work on the spider mites and it worked for two or three months and, you know, hopefully next year we'll get more rain. Right, Let's hope Thanks doing Thank you. Let's see. Next we've got resin, Queen Creek. Good morning, Reza. Hi. My name is really, really okay. Like Reba McEntire. You okay? Well with the visa victory, but that sounded all right. All right. He's not a resident. I have a friend named residence. Okay. I leave evil within hardwood. Thank you. So kindly. Thank you. This is so perfect for me because I am so new ifthis. I just plan it. Ah Lemon tree, and I don't know. Sure. How often ASHA water that And I really want to ask you can I should I plant a palm tree? If you enjoy palm trees planted palm tree as far as your lemon tree. If it's a newly planet for you one of water right now, How long would you put it in? It's been about two weeks. Okay, so water twice a week for you know next week, too, and then go to a weekly cycle. And then what you want to do for your new lemon trees. Wrap the trunk to protect it from the sun. You can use a piece of cardboard if you want to, or a towel or a piece of burlap. Whatever you have something to protect the trunk from the sun, Okay, And if you have it, fertilize it with just a little shot of fertilizer. If you have some miracle Gro at home or Peter's, or just a little light shot of fertiliser, so it's got something to grow on through the wintertime. As faras palm trees. There's lots of wonderful palm trees that grow here, and you could just kind of pick out the look at you like If you want something really tropical, you likely look at him. You'll palm. If you want something from our desert, you could look at a California Mexican damn palm. And if you want something blue, you could do a Mexican blue Palmer. Biz Markie. There's lots of choices. Unfortunately, Riva, I got a hard break here with the news. Do you want to stay on through the news or.
Houston woman shot in the head after ex-boyfriend reportedly targets vehicle in Cypress
"Cyprus woman in her twenties shot in the head Sunday by an ex boyfriend incident happened while the woman and her current boyfriend we're driving the ex boyfriend begins shooting. No one knows who the talk of the shooting was. That woman taken by life flights Memorial Hermann Hospital She was listed in critical condition at last check.
Inside the World of Threat Intelligence Operations
"Day. So what is threat intelligence in your mind? Can you describe it for for our audience police? Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. You know it's a good question, right? So there's a challenge industry actually that I think a lot of people throw different terms around sort of conflate the terms, right? So I look at it from an come out of the government background I look at it from a government and military standard originally. and. So you're talking about maybe data and information and intelligence is the best way to explain it so. There's a chart and publication two dash zero that that actually really how well essentially, data is to list of peace in are else for instance, information would be that same list of Ip's New Orleans with with so share with it. So a informed data information, which unfortunately is where a lot of people live and they think that's that's intelligence. But what we really need to do is get to intelligence which. is at Saint list of IPR als, but you also add in the threat score. Of course then you add in, you might be associated threat actors, tactics, techniques, procedures, signatures, tools, motives you know when when architecture was hustle went was saved when it was hostile and even what might come next. So it's that holistic picture that gets you into the intelligence realm and then we'll talk about threat intelligence is specific towards. Threats against. US or others rights for you talk about tying that that holistic picture to. Pursue Tactics techniques, things we need to worry about. So that's in a nutshell sort of what we talked about. We talked about threat intelligence. I think when we talked our audience and we tell them aren't in the cyber security business and we say that the government does intelligence and they have intelligence services and functions. I think they get that right they get in the government does intelligence. Why does a fortune five hundred company need intelligence like what? What problems threat intelligence saw for fortune five, hundred company. Yeah. It's a good question and to be honest I, spent a lot of time on this one. So I, think you're right I think people get the government need for intelligence rights. It's been around for generations. Now, a nation to nation interests you want to know things you know as much about your adversary is possible right? That's sort of the goal of intelligence any the product it's not that different. What's happened essentially is in an interconnected world. Now, where we all live everybody's at risk at some level connected to somebody or something. And his adversaries out there and most of us have something of value whether we think. So we're not obviously understand. Best Right. We protect money. But there's other ventures. It also have things. EVALU- personal information, intellectual property things of that nature. So when you understand, you have a threat you and you have risks worry about its best again to understand the adversary and. Does you know intelligence is the only way to become proactive. When you talk about doing defense most executive, you think cybersecurity sock things like that. We have we have the same. We have network data coming in and work reprocessing that were reacting to things that are in our environment. But as long as we're just living inside our environment, we're never going to get off that that wheel that hamster wheel where we're just not things down. So what intelligence does is allows us to see things outside their environment and you start moving. You know we talk in the connect world. If you think of a time line of left to right, we always talk about trying to be left to the boom boom is a terrorist attack robot or something terrible and the right obviously, it's reactive and it's really really bad and that's what. I bring into the cyber discussions is we also WANNA get left the boom right? As you know we've already been compromised. We're on the news we got twenty four hour operations etcetera we WANNA move left and the only way to move left of the move boom. The only way to become proactive is intelligence we have to understand things that are going on around the world outside of where we are we have to understand what adversaries exists and what their general practices are and what their targets sets are, who going after what are their motives And we start seeing that even get bigger and talk about geopolitics. You know what is an embargo against Iran do from a cyber standpoint. Tactics right and you know North Korea Sarah. So I think that's the bigger piece and I think we're starting to see more understanding on the private sector that the risks are are incredible the barrier to entry for cyber pretty low you have to be an incredible hacker to do damage to somebody or to steal information center or something like that. So. Yeah absolutely. Fortune Five, hundred, fortune one, hundred. You know frankly even smaller companies but you really need to be building in my opinion and intelligence programs the only way to get proactive. So, all sounds commonsensical. How how hard is it to be proactive, and then actually be predictive where you can actually predict that something bad's going to happen before it happens right So to speak, right? Yeah. How hard is it? Is Really hard. That's the hard part, right? It's really hard. So you know and to be to be clear even the government space you know we've all the classified information available on all the resources. It's still really hard. You know we often talk about. I worked in areas where we talked about predictive intelligence but it's dangerous term October when you used there is no crystal ball by any means. The best you can hope for is to have enough available data and information to develop intelligence to make assessments on likelihood. And it is hard. It takes time and effort. It takes a set of skills It's one of the things it's been a lot of time in the private sector talking to you about is I. Think a challenge we've seen as people started except, yes, we want intelligence attendance. The next thing is explaining the intelligence is its own career that's its own thought processes and training. You can't take your world's best in incident responder say that guy's GONNA run Intel program. Now you're gonNA build another incident response program so. When you're able to bring in town of a off your obviously, the government grows most talent. You bring some folks who can help build these programs. There's also you know universities are building great programs teach this in their courses like you know has GTI. Course it's a great place to be. When you build those out, you understand a different skill set and then you can start building but the truth is it's it's hard it's time consuming. It could be a bit expensive talent access and time or sort of three elements. tools is under big element I, throw them in with the access piece, but talent access in time or big elements you have to build out and you also really have to discuss value, right so leadership. Wants no what am I getting for my money and when you talk about being proactive, that's a tough thing. Sometimes get metrics to measure You know I've talked to a lot of organizations that in the cyber world and they measure their metrics on their tools and things that they have in the sock and they come with great metrics usually but Intel, I tell people to start thinking about more on the lines of how you measure your metrics for physical security. Or. Insurance, even. I if you run a bank and you don't get robbed for a few years to fire the security team shut off the cameras clearly, we don't need this. WE'RE NOT IN DANGER RIGHT? You understand the risk of being a bank. You know there's there's an inherent risk and it's the same thing in Cyprus. So it's a we are working on better metrics. I, think as an industry help people understand the value of it. But yeah, it's it's Hartman John Security for
Tensions simmer over Northern Cyprus' plan to reopen Varosha
"In nineteen seventy, four intervention by Turkish military forces after Greek inspired coup in Cyprus the famous Borussia Resort region was shut down over one hundred hotels with a bed capacity of ten thousand has been empty. No forty six years United Nations Security Council resolution states that the ghost. Count Ghost town. Can only be resettled by its original inhabitants. But now the Turkish. Separate Prime Minister has announced that the beaches there will open today causing much consternation from Cyprus and Greece one, hundred Lucinda Smith. The eastern will correspondent for the Times joins me now Hannah. Thanks thanks for coming on. Can you remind us of the events leading up to the closing of the region? Show well, of course, Cyprus in Nineteen, seventy, four, a war broke out but really the tensions on the been going on for more than a decade already between the two communities. The Greek speaking community on the Turkish speaking community. Now, in nineteen seventy four, what happened was that backed by Greece the Greek Cypriots tend to do. In response to that the Turkish army INVADED IN THE NORTH And progress down to the South and actually the line that they take. Shami was planning to progress to stops just north of Rocha. Rocha shouldn't have been part of the part of the territory take. Mohtashami. But they did in fact, take it. Well, it didn't do was opening up again to the public. They kept originally kind of bargaining chip hyping to sort of extract some concessions from the Greek separate side using this kind of faulting chip of Rocha. But she what's happened is that for forty six years, it's remained behind barbed wire, its military zone, the only people who are allowed. That are Turkish military personnel I'm very occasionally U. N. personnel now. On the did kind few images that we've seen coming from. This is really kind of striking quite eerie. Once, very, very lavish resort place where people like Elizabeth Taylor and severe ran went on holiday. Now just completely crumbling to dust. So what are the latest developments? So actually totta are the north separate prime minister announced. August. That the Russia was going to be redeveloped and reopened. Now this is something entirely near this is who come up cyclically disgust every so often. And so in a way. You know again it's you know one of these ideas and they'll never come to fruition. But as you said on Tuesday nights totta made the announcement while he was nine crowd that is going to be open today, not the whole town, just the beachfront But the really significant thing about this is that that was just five days away from the presidential elections in no Cypress scheduled to be held on Sunday Ersan Tatars candidate in those elections and I think the really interesting thing you mentioned that it's this announcements is met with a huge amount of opposition from. A Greek Cypriots and from Greece is also met with quad loss of opposition from Turkey separates as well It says caused the government of North. Cyprus a coalition government collapsed to one junior partner said it was pulling out that coalition and so her fide by this kind of sudden announcement and submit Prank and I think you know lots of people that know Cypress particularly Essen Tatas political opponents thing. But he's really using this as a kind of political stunt to give him the edge in Sunday's elections but I mean it's illegal isn't it? How does Turkey justify it? It. Is Legal Yeah as you said, according to the UN if anyone's going to be resettled in Russia, they have to be the original residents, most of whom were Greek separates. Now thought present factors has recognized the ship of the proper does the commission up. To, look into how the original owners of properties in brochure could be compensated Most of those people wanted some kind of compensation. Some wanted their properties back. But yeah. The fact is you know if any redevelopment of that town is going take place, there's this two major issues in all Cyprus firstly is the town the for forty six years has just been crumbling into the ground. It's GonNa take music. You're going to have to be kind of a demolished and reconstructed which might work, and secondly that is an she is going to cost Cyprus huge amounts of money if they want to do this in the kind of legal and proper way, and let's not forget the no. Cypress's is a country this only recognized by Ankara, it's pretty widely embargoed eighty four. For its economic survival is much propped up by Ankara saying it's places kind of ready access to to the funds needed to do something like this. So I think the question amongst. People position or is this just an election stunt? Is The beach just going to be open for feed is a member. She was just going to be closing lucky walls before a finally Hannah. How this feed into Turkeys dispute with European Union members Cypress and Greece territorial rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Yes sure I mean I think it's coincidence that is nouncement was made in Ankara. The obviously, no cypresses almost entirely dependent on anchor for it survivor. Essen Tatars. I said is the is kind of anchors favored consciousness elections, but we'll see this is why dispute going on in Syria and Cyprus and in the eastern Mediterranean more broadly which she the tickets very much. The House of it's about the converged UNSEE gas. It's about maritime sovereign say on that those people down over the past few weeks rather still not been resolved and I. Think this is hugely emotional for for separates greek-cypriots particularly, and it's just another thing I. think no guide to sort of. Prolong this arguments this maritime arguments niece.
How the Sober Spring Challenge changed my life
"Twelve whole podcasts. My name is John Garang I'm the foundry weld without wine and I'm your host for this podcast. Thank you so much for union. A series. Two of the podcast is all about taking a break from all coal just how beneficially this to take a break how important it is to test salt dependent regularly this ties in nicely with also spring challenge which starts on the first of September. We're going to be interviewing people who done also spring challenging in the past last week we interviewed Kawhi, who did sobers spring two years ago he hasn't added drink since. He didn't do it because he wanted to stop drinking. So we also interviewed Lebeau who used it to moderate for awhile, and finally she decided that she felt so much better when she wasn't drinking that she was going to ditch moderation technique and give up drinking completely. Today's interview is with a lovely lady called KRYSTAL. Nine christel sober spring in two thousand and nineteen. She had me on the radio tasting alcohol-free wines. And when she had the conversation, she had a bit of a light bulb. Moment. Because she reflected on her own drinking habits and she decided that for her, it was more about the ritual. than the old coal. So perhaps, all coal free wines would work for. Assaulted our conversation by asking Christo to tell us about himself. On, crystal I'm forty five years old I live in Pretoria. and. Got One son, he turned to any one the other day a couple of weeks ago, and I'm married to my best friend for twenty five years in November now been married congratulations. When did you first start thinking that you'd like sued maybe change your relationship with all did you first start thinking? The might be a problem have. As you all know that drinking wine we need. It's the first loss that is the bugger because. When it's the first laws, it triggers, you have another glass and then I must finish the bottle. So and that started bothering me and I think I've signed up for wilt without wine the city day challenge in January and I think I lost it about sixty minutes. You know what you get those days way you wake up two o'clock in the morning. Your heart stopping and it's jumping out of your chased and you get this feeling. Then you think what have I done lost not did I feed Musonda my husband? Did I MAKE Can't remember and then you start negotiating with yourself said, this is this is Scott to stop you know. This is not happening again until six o'clock when you start making food and. Outcomes the bottle of wine and. You have to stay in the. Pit was terrible. So you did this. As all Robin ugity minutes of the thirty. That's. What I wasn't greedy. I've got a fitbit. What really triggered. Me was my resting. Offbeat at some stage August. Last year it was eighty four they win I started with the spring. It actually came down to the low sixties now. So it's it's really it was that was the main mission was for health reasons I what you said about you've got to be ready because some you obviously weren't ready when you signed up for the he is but nevertheless you you reflected a lot before you signed up, you pay full challenge Saturday you can't in the water in year than you ran away from the freezing water again but then said, you saw the Cyprus spring challenge. So what made you think Oh let's give these guys another try. You know what? What's fantastic just before that I heard you over the radio. On radio to and actually drinking the last one and having a taste on the radio and saying how it tastes like my husband was in the patroness me that much and I told him I said listen to this. I can actually do this for me. It's about the habit I love having mom gloss and my bottle WANNA open it, pull the drink, and then that's for me. That's that's my kick that I get out of IT I. told him I said, I'm sure I can do it because I know that it's not the Elko that I'm often it's the Heb it with the Al Khalid steerable because I can't stick to one drink because they ll kicks in any poisons, your audie entities with the colossal one I was so
Turkey-Greece tensions escalate over Turkish Med drilling
"It is one of the Great Geopolitical Grudge matches Greece verses Turkey a venomous and heartfelt hostility long waged over everything from the most profound controversies of history and geography to what the correct name is. Four coffey served in small cups with lots of teeth itching sludge at the bottom and appears to be kicking off again. At issue, this time out is a disagreement over which of the resources buried in the Mediterranean Sea bid belong to whom the picture is very far from straightforward. Indeed, a diagram of the overlapping claims looks like the results of a drunk with an extra sketch trying to draw Picasso's Guernica from memory while blindfolded. But I simple if not simplistic version goes like this in recent years, immense natural gas reserves have been discovered or suspected in the vicinity of Cyprus. This potential boone is complicated by the fact that Cyprus remains actually if not legally divided the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognised as a legitimate sovereign entity by nobody except Turkey fifteen seventy one is when Ottomans gaming. He's the leading country all this region. It's only forty miles away from Turkey Cyprus. DENVER. No one has to ignore. Turkey's interests until he's got until poet. Up to the others to to challenge Turkey nevertheless believes that self entitled to some of Natural bounty while Greece has worked with Israel and Egypt to establish infrastructure to develop and distribute the resources. Turkey. has drilled away to Cyprus's east. Turkey has also agreed with Libya's official but ineffectual government to establish an exclusive economic zone in the waters between the two countries subsequently overlapped by a similar agreement agreed by Greece and Egypt. On Tuesday the Greek and Turkish navies conducted rival exercises in the waters off Crete escalating matters to the it's all fun and Games until someone loses a worship stage,
A broken system, a broken city: Beirut
"In Beirut yesterday countless people began the painful work of fixing homes devastated by a massive explosion on Tuesday. One woman who'd mlk posted a video of her mother-in-law playing the piano as others swept up broken glass. The music is bittersweet, the city is reeling. The moment of the blast no one was quite sure what had happened there was a deep bass sound for seven or eight seconds there was a rumbling. and. We thought it was a localized explosion, maybe a gas main that had blown up across the street or a car bomb in the neighborhood. Greg Carlstrom is our Middle East correspondent. I A cafe. everyone, of course, left the cafe and started making their way home and it was only on the way back down towards the three Indian towards the ports that I started to realize the scale of the damage. There was, of course, broken glass everywhere carpeting, all of the streets all at the sidewalks pass through an intersection where there were several women sitting in the median holding cloth scraps of fabric bleeding from the head they'd obviously been hit by glass. And every building that you pass by not only the windows blown out but the aluminum window frames blown off. So. You realize that this was not a localized incident, but rather something that had affected the entire city center. The blast was felt as far away as Cyprus it registered as an earthquake in Jordan. It had come from the port of Beirut or something had set off an explosion of staggering size sending up a white mushroom cloud then a vast bloom of orange smoke. Yesterday the government placed a number of court officials under house arrest and again investigation. Declared a two weeks state of emergency. Residents are still coming to grips with the shock of the blast. Felt like it went inside us like a best our soul the way. I saw something bright and I lost my hearing for few seconds. An explosion just went out. The human toll of the explosion has been catastrophic the death toll officially more than one hundred so far, and that number continues to grow as rescue workers find victims who were buried in the rubble more than five thousand people injured by the blast and many of them had to go into a hospital system that was already stretched thin. We've had a spike in corona virus cases in Lebanon over the past few weeks, some hospitals themselves were damaged by the explosion hospital Saint George Hospital across the street from where I live. was so badly damaged that it had to halt operations and when I went by the hospital, you saw patients some of them still wearing their hospital gowns with intravenous lines in their arms bloodied from flying debris and shrapnel for nurses were killed. Fifteen patients on respirators died when the machines failed the other immediate impact is according to officials in Lebanon about three hundred thousand people were left homeless by the explosion. About five percent of the population of the entire country and what do we know so far about what caused the explosion? It seems to be the result of unbelievable negligence even on the scale of the perennially negligent Lebanese government back in two thousand thirteen customs officials in Lebanon confiscated the cargo of a Russian ownership that was traveling to Mozambique. The cargo was two, thousand, seven, hundred, fifty tons of ammonium nitrate, which is highly explosive chemical that is used mostly to make either fertilizers or explosives from mining and quarrying and other industrial uses. So this material was confiscated, it was put in a warehouse at the port and for six or seven years it just south there there was some talk of maybe exporting the stuff for giving it to the army to use but this required approval from the Lebanese judiciary that approval never came you've had officials at the ports and with insecurity agencies who warned this was tantamount to keeping a giant bomb on the doorstep of the country's capital. Those warnings went unheeded and of course, tragically on Tuesday it all exploded but I mean what kind of government would ignore warnings about tons and tons and tons of explosive material just sitting in a city centre the Lebanese government would it's almost par for the course for Lebanon's political class. This is the government that for more than a decade could not agree on a budget. This is the government that for almost thirty years allowed the same central banker to run the Central Bank Lubin, and to run effectively state-sanctioned Ponzi scheme to defend the currency peg it's a country that created a political and economic model that was totally unsustainable. Invested hardly at all in basic services even in good times, Lebanon can't provide twenty four hour electricity routinely struggles to pick up the trash piles up in the streets. It is a perennially negligent government and this is of course, a catastrophic example of that but it's of a piece with the behavior of this government over the past thirty years. So this is a population economy that was suffering quite a bit even before the blast it was the country has been slipping into a profound economic crisis since October the the currency. Lebanese. Pound which for decades has been pegged to the dollar. Began to break away from that since October? It's lost about eighty percent of its value on the black market which has contributed to runaway inflation in a country that imports almost everything from food and fuel to consumer goods. So, inflation running around eighty percent right now and for food around two hundred percent prices have become astronomical this summer we've had fuel shortages that have caused blackouts in Beirut normally three hours a day stretch as long as twenty hours a day this summer and the backup generators that people rely on to provide electricity when the state cannot those are either burning out from overuse or running out of fuel just one crisis after another point. which has led to widespread poverty in the country the the official figures the government thinks around half the country is now below the poverty line that could rise as high as seventy five percent. By the end of the year, there's been a spike in petty crime driven simply desperation. There was one man who was caught on TV robbing a pharmacy for diapers another man who robbed someone at knifepoint on the streets and a once busy part of town, and then came back to apologize for doing it and said, he he needed the money to his family. So it sounds a a years long problem has gotten really quite a lot worse very recently mean why hasn't the government been able to sort of keep things from getting so much worse? The current government was installed in January meant to be a technocratic government that would tackle this economic crisis and negotiate a rescue agreement with the IMF but. Six or seven months later it's made almost no progress. The negotiations with the IMF have really stalled at this point they've had about twenty rounds of talks. But is not even really negotiating with the IMF yet it's still negotiating with itself. You have the cabinet on one side. And the parliament on the other backed up by the banking sector. which are having this very arcane dispute about the scale of the losses in Lebanon's financial sector about how bankrupt the country is effectively. And so you have this surreal situation where instead of Lebanon negotiating with the IMF Lebanon is negotiating with Lebanon. The Fund has told Lebanon that talks are not going to advance unless there's an agreement on the size of the losses or if the cabinet pushes through a few meaningful reform of capital controls, law changes to the electricity sector things like that. Neither of these things have happened and there are increasing calls for the government to step down. Do you think that's the way forward I? Mean, what do you think should be done here to to bring Lebanon back to? A functional state though the problem is if this government steps down what replaces this government and a lot of the pressure on the government right now is is coming from the traditional powerbrokers in Lebanon the sectarian X. warlords who have divvied up power in this country for decades since the end of the civil war in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, this power sharing agreement they have it was designed to keep the peace and prevent a return to conflict after the war. But it's been captured by the. Hands up power based on sect, which runs a massive patronage network The World Bank estimates that it costs the country about nine percent of its GDP each year but if it were to step down without broader changes to the country's political system in this power, sharing system would simply be replaced by the same cast of characters who have ruined the country over the past thirty years. But that power sharing system was was there to to keep the peace to prevent a return to civil war, and that was the argument for years for decades when people in Lebanon would complain about the corruption and. The negligence and the inefficiency of their government, the response would be well at least this is better than a return to the bad old days even before what happened on. Tuesday even before the explosion though that argument was beginning to lose its weights with a lot of people here you have a younger generation of Lebanese who don't have the same memory of course of the civil war that their parents or their grandparents had, and so as the country slipped further and further into crisis over the past year, people have been more willing to to break away from this system than they were before. And I think the argument that well, there could be violence if the power-sharing system was stripped away after what happened on Tuesday after half of Beirut was destroyed by the incompetence of this government I think that argument is not going to carry with a lot of people.
Anger on Beirut's rubble-filled streets as death toll continues to rise
"It is one of the oldest cities on earth. Once a shining capital in the see the Paris of the Middle East more recently caught up in conflict wage forces near and far tonight, they route devastated the wound apparently self inflict. Here's ABC's Ian. Panel. In the midst of K Olson Hora, a mother comforts royal. With a lullaby deep. As, their ambulance. With the wounded navigate the streets of Beirut Lebanon after a massive explosion tore through the city yesterday evening, I'm thinking I should be stabilizing these patients I should be working on them, but who's going to hold my daughter if I'm doing that, I'm trying to position myself in a way that hides my daughter from seeing complete heart. Seema Jilani trained to work in. Combat. Finding lists helping the middle of one. Now switching between pediatrician and parent I'm telling on my daughter look at me on ages looking at Mama. Village. Straighten my is only going to think about our favorite place the peach if you feel any liquid on your legs, that's GonNa think about that like the beach. So obviously talking about blood that's coming out for life that I'm holding the. Outside the ambulance window parts of Belarus in ruins. The. Blast killing one, hundred, thirty, five, including one, American five, thousand, injured and many still missing. The shockwaves leveling buildings blowing out windows felt over hundred miles away in Cyprus. Authorities believe the calls over two and a half thousand tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate stored for six years in a warehouse. Obey Beirut port.
Lebanon to put some Beirut port officials under house arrest
"Lebanon is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how more than 2000 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored at that port for years. More than 100 people were killed in a blast and thousands wounded during a massive explosion in Beirut yesterday, Beirut woke up to a scene of devastation that looks like a war zone. Smoke is rising above the ruins of flattened buildings and residents are sifting through shattered apartments. Miles away. Hospitals are overwhelmed. International aid is already arriving from nearby countries, including Turkey, Cyprus and grease. Robert Burger. CBS NEWS
Lebanon to place Beirut port officials under house arrest
"Into how more than 2000 tons of ammonium nitrate came to be stored at a port for years. And it comes after more than 100 people were killed and thousands wounded. In a massive explosion in Beirut, Beirut woke up to a scene of devastation that looks like a war zone. Smoke is rising above the ruins of flattened buildings and residents are sifting through shattered apartments. Miles away. Hospitals are overwhelmed. International aid is already arriving from nearby countries, including Turkey, Cyprus and Greece. Robert Burger. CBS NEWS Jerusalem The World Health Organization is airlifting medical supplies to Lebanon following that explosion. 11 34. Don't get bummed out working from home, looking around everything that needs to get done called the Professionals.
Gary Bernhardt - TypeScript and Testing
"Thing that you said about the test, we verifying the behavior system is totally true if you number one have well, if you have perfect coverage to the system. And that doesn't mean just line wise coverage because executing every line isn't sufficient. It doesn't mean even path coverage path coverage means like let's say you have a function with two with a conditional with two sides and an els, and then after that on related to the second conditional with two sides, you have four paths to that function because you can take either side of the first conditional on either side of the second. So. Even covering all the paths isn't sufficient because the data might vary in weird ways that 'cause you might, for example, you never thought to test for when some arrays empty and you're indexing until you're getting an undefined out your test never tested that. So the thing about. Let's throw away the integer versus strength and just think about like you have a function that takes a supposedly takes a string. and. You didn't think about what happens if it's undefined. Well, maybe you never pass undefined that function, but maybe you pass something that was indexed out of an array to a, and if that array was emptier, didn't contain that index, you're going to get an undefined and this is like at least in dynamic languages. This is one of the most common and annoying sources of bugs is whatever kind of knowles your language has and they show up. Yeah Yeah. Exactly. And these languages tend to have very lax with with somewhat an exception of Python. They have very lax handling of knowles. So like indexing ray with an unexpected index gives you all in undefined, her nail or whatever. It's called same thing with Hashes objects. So. One of the big benefits of a static type system. As you can say, this function takes a string and under no conditions will allow you to pass an undefined into their. except. Took mentioned, the type script was designed under severe constraints. Actually, type script does have this problem because of the type of indexing array is the type of the array. It is not union with undefined. So. This is not the greatest example, but there are lots of sort of other situations like this objects are a better example. Cause type stripped will prevent you from. Accessing a property that doesn't exist on an object and getting an unexpected undefined, and then passing that down into a function that never expected the undefined, all of that kind of weird. Stuff. This kind of weird bugs that can only occur due to run time. Data. A lot of them go away, not all of them and you know the language determines how many if you're programming Idris like really, you get pretty close to all them going away if you programming in type script like. It probably gets you eighty percent of the way towards preventing those kinds of things. But. This stuff comes up constantly with. A. So that was all. That's all of that was supposing perfect test coverage. You still have these problems that are based on run time data. They're not based on the structure of the code you wrote, would that mean that you don't actually have perfect test coverage though like that is the implication. So. I. Don't want to write I, don't want to one. Hundred Percent Path Coverage, I? Don't even want achieve one hundred percent line coverage. So an execute programs code base. The ratio of test code to should've written the actual number down, but it's something like maybe four to one production code test code is. That is that feels like a lot more production code to TESCO than what I remember seeing like the destroyer software screen casts and stuff. Like Ruby and rails stuff. Yeah, and it's a lot. It's a lot more production to test than in the destroy all software code base as well because in Ruby and like I have to. Constantly. Protect myself from from mistakes. and. With type script and play. I can strategically test. Things at just the right place. So like EXCO program has this core bit of code that handles year kind of progression through a course and the lessons and so on. That's really critical and quite complex code. All of that is like just paranoid testing around because if any of that ever goes wrong, it's going to get baked into the database and it's you know it's GonNa be there forever. But for example, our reactor components. Strictly speaking we have zero tests around the entire react. And that's there are a few points that are actually tested, but they're kind of factored out like reducer, kind of stuff like the actual. Component testing. But just like there's some areas of logic that I'd extract, it emerged test for because it was easier to write the code if I had tests while I was writing it sorta thing. Yep, exactly. and that's not to say that the front is never tested because we have some Cyprus tests drive a browser so. Are, tests actually step through every single lesson in the system just to make sure that nothing blows up, but that's more of a just a giant smoke test. So. And it requires no incremental work when I write new content or new components, just kind of works for free. So. By, having type script in place, not having to worry about all the wiring of components I can focus on. Very, complex tight fine grain tests for the core logic. Of the system and I can have this nice high level test runs through and make sure nothing is totally broken, but I don't have to write a whole lot of just really boring like this component. When it this, it renders you know with this class or whatever I. Don't do any of that stuff and. I. Think it's worked really well, I have no regrets about about switching type script for that purpose because the overhead is quite small when programming but the test over the saved as massive, I mean, we're talking about. I wrote a blog post with numbers in it, but I think it was something like the system would be two point, five times as many lines of code. If I had done standard, what was it two to one test to code ratio?
Lebanon putting some Beirut port officials on house arrest
"People are dead, 4000 wounded after Tuesday's massive explosion in Beirut. CBS's Robert Burger is monitoring the situation from Israel. Beirut woke up to a scene of devastation that looks like a war zone. Smoke is rising above the ruins of flattened buildings and residents are sifting through shattered apartments. Miles away. Hospitals are overwhelmed. International aid is already arriving from nearby countries, including Turkey, Cyprus and grease fire at the city's port ignited 2700 tons of Amman. Liam nitrate stored in a warehouse and now a number of port officials are under house arrest pending an investigation into how it came to be stored there For years. President
Inside Jordan's Fight to Tackle COVID-19
"Finding who you looked countries where they were hardly any cases and you didn't have to be very far for that because his thank Louise where you're based in. Jordan. How have they been so successful in containing the outbreak Will they credit this success to a strategy that put public health I above Any economic considerations. So what they did was very very quickly seal their borders and they imposed one of the harshest lockdowns in the world they say that by acting so quickly and in such draconian. They managed to jump on the cases that were here deal with them while not allowing any new cases into the country. Jordanians were pretty happy with the result because if you look I'm on now it's a strange little oasis in in a very weird world I mean. Things back to normal here. Life has kind of gone back to the way it was before the virus accept the fact that the border shut how many people have lost allies to covid. So Jordan had just over a thousand cases and eleven total deaths I spoke to the prime minister about this I listen. Has. Very Open, question. Jesus making very much. He said that the country's health system could absorb maximum one hundred and fifty, two hundred cases a day. That's the capacity of the country's healthcare system and the worst case scenario they'll planning for was six hundred new cases a day as it happened the worst day was forty cases. Gosh I, mean Eleven deaths us here in the UK, not is just a startlingly low fake The Jordanian Prime Minister Muscle very confident about that result. He does being a reporter I've kind of code around a SPEC into labs and people who work in this space and they say it checks out like if this were out there if this were spreading, we would probably know about it. We'd say some evidence of it and that just isn't there. So it it looks like they can credibly claim. To have defeated this thing for now. Has the Jordanian economy also avoided hit the others around the world of taken in recent months unfortunately, it hasn't. So Jordan's employment rate was estimated at about twenty percent before this crisis that's very high. Now, labor analysts is claimed could go as high as as thirty percent on the other hand the Jordanian prime. Minister says that because the country with it covert so well, it was able to attract investment that might have gone elsewhere. So a lot of garment manufacturers, for example, felt that they couldn't safely work in Pakistan or dash they shifted their orders to Jordan where they knew that the industry was up and running and it was safe spite of all the mess. Covert created comic. what was very Pleasantly, surprising. Is that. Investments have coming into Jordan exports. Went Up. Indicates how much stabilities worth the world today that's how Jordan is is going to sell itself. Now, it's going to be safe Cova destination. It'll be an island of stability in an unstable world. And it wants to maintain that stability Jordan was career, put its airports today to a few selected countries with low transmission rates like Canada and Cyprus, but this has now been delayed clearly, the prime minister Mera's has apprehensions about opening up children. He said that you know looking around the region you've got Saudi Arabia next door terrible outbreak. Israel another big outbreak, Syria? Idea really what's going on? He said he would be a foolish not expect. There's going to be a second wave and all the planning is that there there may be one. Okay. What is the not if when next week? But he said the country's ready, they fortified the the health system. They've got these different safety regimes in place in the region and knowing that you have. Million Jordanians or living overseas or saying we want to go back because vaccine might be. Six probably nine maybe even more months away. The country cannot afford to just stay sealed off from the world. At some point, they're going to have to make the same calculations as a country like Portugal they'll have to figure out how they can live with this virus. You know it is. It is very. Very loud that we actually in Jordan, lease off the kissing. Yes. And eventually we did stop the. Just in the last week. Yeah it's hard to maintain that discipline when your numbers are. I guess. People feeling relaxed. Tax, which is good interest, but it struck me that if more cases do grow here, it's going to be a stretch for people. It's going to a a real labor to relearn all of these habits to sort of learn again to save risk everywhere because you know for the last few weeks, it's been the opposite we've people have been actually learning to relax and. Embracing that very enthusiastically.
"cyprus" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Kennedy and Cyprus all weekend for road work it's expected to open back up Monday morning at six o'clock also another reminder that construction will be ongoing on the hell's pro side of Gandhi Boulevard Carl Z. newsradio WFLA the kind of a dreary Sunday across the Tampa Bay area that cloud cover is going to stick around as we head through tonight look for mostly cloudy skies and rain chances really start to drop back there's just a twenty percent chance of a late shower possible overnight with temperatures in the mid sixties Monday we should see more sunshine but will generally have a mix of sun and clouds look for a high near eighty two and a slim ten percent chance of an afternoon shower I'm news channel eight meteorologist Julie Phillips news radio WFLA streaming on your Amazon echo and over two thousand devices via the I heart radio at you know you know live from the gateway to the west this is coast to coast AM with George Noory in a moment we'll be talking with Kevin Montague about his two near death experiences that changed his life and he just might change yours when we come back on coast to coast AM.
"cyprus" Discussed on WSB-AM
"We help I am I have done some Leland Cyprus trees in the yard and in this to make it short and sweet the the the them well that made all the trees one of them is started turning brown and and so I'd like to know what is the cause of that now this could be one of two things there was a drought that occurred like in the fall of last year and a lot of them just became really stressed with the drought so hopefully if we just take the easy route and think that that may be it there's not anything you can do a lot of them will green back up we've kind of Walter and I've kind of noticed this pattern over the last few months so that could be but if you really want to get down in there and check for US radium tanker that is something that is quite common in Leland Cyprus as well what you want to do you see the canker damage if you skin back the bark with a pocket knife you'll be able to kind of see that closer to the where the the branch the limb meets the tree so that might be something you want to look carefully into as well because once the cake is infecting the tree there's not a whole lot you can do at that point you can cut out some of the limbs on the drive back you know to slow it maybe but there's just no fungicide there's no nothing that you can do so is that something you want a little more carefully into that might be good a one of them and is started see in that and maybe I'd heard about that before the the the canker thing that you mentioned and but in a cut a couple limbs all and the one tree and you know that that helped it and it's it's not that way but one of the other trees is just about completely brown so probably needs to be cut down yeah yeah that will probably not bounce back unfortunately once an evergreen is gone like that so yeah it it sounds to me maybe it's just a drought so I would kind of maybe just you know make sure it stays evenly water throughout these cold months and just hope that it's going to bounce back a little bit and for anybody that's looking to plant Leland Cyprus they're so popular of course is like a privacy a screening you know tree as well as just shallowly routed you got a water deeply so yeah I think you might be okay Mike all right thank you great thank you have a good weekend you enjoy stay warm four oh four eight seven two zero seven fifty so visit Walter Reeves dot com if you want to know more about what's really in canker looks like so many of us want to do anything we can to protect our Leland Cyprus they're so important of course you don't want to cut him down because they're gonna take a long time to come back if you have to plant new ones and using them as a privacy had so speaking a Walter Walters wondering that's something that we know our friend does and he wants to learn about the world around him so recently had a conversation with Walter about something he wanted to share with us wondering Walters.
"cyprus" Discussed on UN News
"This is Connor Lennon from UN news. The United Nations has been involved in the divided island of Cyprus for more than half a century policing and monitoring buffer zone between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The mission is headed up by Elizabeth. Spare the special representative of the Secretary General for Cyprus and is the first to have an all women. Leadership team in charge of the mission military forces and the police component when misbehavior came in Trois Soi U. N. new studio shortly after briefing the Security Council on latest developments. I asked her to explain. Why the UN is still needed on the island? The United Nations peacekeeping keeping force in Cyprus known as emphasis has been in Cyprus for many years now we were set up in one thousand nine hundred sixty four basically to respond to a situation didn't of conflict between two communities on the island the Greek-cypriot community and the Turkish Cypriot community. We've been there now for a number of decades cades and since then there has also been the defacto division of the island and so since nineteen seventy four. We are contending attending actually with With the buffer zone that is separating the two parts of the island so the mandate is basically to basically maintain maintain Common stability on on the ground to prevent a recurrence of fighting to contribute to law and order and also to promote a return to normal conditions conditions and these are all situations which seemed to be from another era. Many people go to Cyprus on holiday Turkey and holiday the Cyprus why is this buffer zone. Still needed if the conflict has ended or is frozen. Well this is The point there is Thankfully no violent conflict in Cyprus due to the to the conflict the original conflict but it remains a divided island and the conflict has not been resolved so one can say that it remains generally peaceful but but there is not genuine peace in fact the capital city. Nicosia is the last divided capital in Europe. And why is it so intractable. Well I think One can look at the number of places around the world where issues tend not to be resolved. There are always many Different reasons but essentially in order to resolve the conflict we need to have an agreement among all the parties involved and that involves evolves negotiations to arrive at a solution where all are ready with political will and readiness to compromise. And we have tried many times A- As you end to support Such negotiation process unfortunately hit has not come to fruition yet himself met the leaders of the two communities in November of lost year. Has any progress happened. As a result of that meeting the Berlin meeting in the end of November last year was was quite important because it was the first time the two leaders on Cyprus had met with the secretary general since the last round of talks ended inconclusively in July of twenty seventeen nineteen in Switzerland and they were able very clearly to reconfirm the basis. Of what would be the solution based on what Security Purity Council resolutions of the UN outline and that is to have a federation that would be by communal and buys zonal with political equality for both communities They also reconfirmed that. They wanted to get a deal done within a foreseeable horizon and the reaffirm firm the key elements that they would need to get there so that was important there is a reform process on peacekeeping ongoing AP action of peacekeeping which has been one of the focuses of the secretary general. What impact has had on on you and your mission I think it's very important impact for our peacekeeping mission because all all of the peacekeeping missions have been asked to look at the set of commitments? That make up the action peacekeeping agenda to see which of them They feel are important to pursue in order to become better peacekeeping missions to become more effective more efficient and to better fulfill our mandate mandate so of the various points of the action for peacekeeping agenda our peacekeeping mission unfancied chose. Was the area of advancing helping to advance political solutions safety and security issues and performance improving in in in in all of those news for me one of the most important things about action for peacekeeping is the fact that these are shared commitment so in other words more than one hundred and fifty member states the UN secretary and the peacekeeping missions on the ground have all agreed that in order to make peacekeeping fit for purpose in the twenty first century and beyond. We all have to do our part. Your missions quite especially in that aspect and the fact that is the first mission only have a female representative initiative in yourself also women needing both the uniform components military and police does that Present specific opportunities within your mission. I think definitely the it's presented a lot of opportunities so as you mentioned We are the first peacekeeping mission that has had both and at simultaneously the the head of the mission and the Special Representative of the Secretary General being a female so myself along with the head of the military component. Also being a woman and the head of our police and it It's not often that you you see women heading the what we call the uniform components. This is something that happened in twenty nineteen then the Our head of police unfortunately had to move on but we will soon have another replacement for her. which would be who will be another female and what? I did find wind in time that the three of us work together is that in addition to I think doing very Very effective work on the ground. We were a good I think we had a good demonstration fact and it shows that women can take these leadership positions in rather non traditional roles rules that they can be respected by all and effective. And I think that for our our separate counterparts it's also important didn't for their own police services and military and so forth to see that. Yes this is actually becoming quite normal that women not only are part of of the uniformed services they can actually serve at the leadership level headquarters we often hear about the inspirations of the UN to involve women more in the peace process How is your mission facilitating Veterans Ambrus? Yeah well certainly As as the UN does as a whole we are very committed as missions on the ground. The peacekeeping mission and the good offices mission in Cyprus to the women peace and security agenda and that does not only mean how we operate as a mission having women in senior leadership positions and also making sure that we mainstream the the role and end women's concerns throughout our work. But we're also trying to make sure that women's voices are heard within the peace process so that separate women are meaningfully involved in in the process so there are two ways in which I think. That's very important. One is to have more women involved in the formal track one negotiation negotiation process. There have been women. Both Turkish Greek separate women involved in the negotiations in the past although not at the top leadership positions and secondly to have a civil society women civil society also more involved lending their voice making ensure not only that women are involved but that women's concerns and their needs in terms of the peace process and the outcome are Duly reflected how do you see the situation in was evolving. Well our hope very much is that all of the parties will be ready to go back to the negotiating table In the near future and certainly the UN is ready to play our part. We have actually two missions on the ground. And I'm involved with both one is the peacekeeping mission and the other is the good offices mission which supports the actual peace negotiations so we are very hopeful as you end that we will be able to again support the parties to start negotiating to conclude a successful settlement to the to the Cyprus issue. And when you and your team interact with with people on the ground with separates on both sides of the dividing Riding Lion. What did they think well you know? We've we've actually conducted some polling on a fairly regular basis in Cyprus and Recent polling has confirmed what we've been seeing for a number of years and that is that a majority of Cypriots both Turku present greek-cypriots very much wished to to see a solution and wish to see the island reunited but unfortunately With every passing year. We see that those who believe that it's still possible. A are fewer and fewer. So I think there there's a need also to for the leadership to reassure the population that the only that this is still possible and that they will redouble their efforts to To to get to a solution but also that it will be beneficial for all..
"cyprus" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
"Thanks for hold on in Cyprus how are you are you I'm good thanks so tell me yeah oh wow you can relate to this you also sensed your future husband like a the ghost of your future husband was not around you it was more like I just felt like my future husband was having a bad day so I kind of praise for him and then I married now and we did the math and that was around the time when he found out like you can keep it on and going through a divorce well while hold on you're married to the guy that came to you as a sense right and when he came to the sensor what did you see no I don't like beer I would like it go I was kind of like like my future husband having a bad day so I kind of break for it and then kinda like a side bar a kind of with a guy at that time and he was having a great day though not factored into why I broke that how many years later did you meet your husband like maybe eight years later he used in this sense came so early how I I don't think I people aren't crossing over me I'm not feeling you know I I'm I'm the same world you guys are in I'm doing the same kind of thing and I'm not feeling these things coming over me I don't feel this sense of traffic of people running through me I've never felt it before either but she felt it you felt it so this is the juror feel a sense of somebody no but I would envision what my future husband would be and he then it's kind of like all the things that Michael is I never envisioned this kind of stuff tubs do you envision sense this stuff now male female thing maybe are you do you have you do that you're with the beautiful girlfriend now did you ever feel are before now I didn't know what I mean sensor whatever and now I can we have our walls up maybe we do we need to put our walls down I think you do they don't feel like I would envision how he would treat me what kind of kids will have how are Chris says they're going to be no how are how we would how he's going to get along with my parents family dinners no none of the stuff maybe that's because you have your walls up and you don't want that give a sledge hammer when let's tear these walls down thank you so much for calling in cypress I'm glad that you can relate to one of us on the show Devine well too I guess this me kind of had it I guess is next level female intuition right yeah I'll get on that level well I'm just I don't I don't know much like mark your merry did you ever since your wife never this is all new to me why don't you try tonight what I do because I plan as soon as you kind of you're a nice laying your bed lay I hate my routine I like my sage let mine says your yeah I had a my phone bill now and get in bed realize your last visit envision close mine your future your future wife what all that's way too much division for go to sleep I'll be up all night no beat no not not like a little bit photos not like images just like how she's going to treat you little things that she's going to do for you not like bikini shot right like things that you get on over yeah I mean I just like to get your brains been like that you would be a fall sleep this think about like how it's going to be like you know when you celebrate Christmas with the whole family together.
"cyprus" Discussed on UN News
"This is Matt wells you a news, establishing goodwill between Greek and took a sip rates through activities that involve children, women and the elderly blue helmets with the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus or unforeseen, a working towards a BI zonal bi-communal, federated state to ensure a future where the whole of the island can live in a safe and secure environment, says force commander, Major General, Cheryl, piss the mission was established in nineteen sixty four to prevent fighting between the two communities on the Mediterranean island. And in the absence of a political settlement continues to maintain ceasefire lines into buffer zone. Just ahead of the international day of peace. Keepers monks on Wednesday may general Pierce spoke to Julia dean from the UN information center in Australia. Well, for us in Cyprus where we made our polls just either thousand personnel will one of the smallest pacekeeping missions and all of that, just either eight hundred military for which I'm the fourth commander, I work to the special Representative of the secretary general and together we knew. Stint that I ensure the security instability in the buffer zone and tonight, will I along lasting political solution to be addenda find. And when I talk about what is the buffer zone. It's really a nuanced in complex triple bland covers one hundred ninety kilometers from west to east seven Fisher crossing points is probably know why then a straight suites in some parts, and that's in Nicosia right up to seven kilometers. You now the areas we have very much like stone predicting billion SRI protecting pace. And we do that in a number of saintly, different wise and this one amaze oppose commander and also as mission is a hall to reduction Logan engagement, which is actually my mind if it is a force command, the we're in an armed force, and we have militarized opposing forces north and south on the north. We have the Turkish mainland army, and the Turkey Ciprian security, forces and on the southern side, we have the Greeks. Pre at national God. But the Orland is actually quite a militarized islands. I have a strong engagement plan. And with the commanders of the opposing forces in way, mate Neely every six weeks, and then this is mirrored again, by commodities on the ground across the sectors. It really are to, to ensure that way deescalate the tensions that are air. And we are the only why the two signs don't communicate we check which other way facilitate all the information from north to south and south to north. So then engage plan is significant, and that depends highly on trust, doesn't it? Yes, trust. We took about that every time we might and we took about from a military really thinks when we talk about mutual respect trust. Impartiality transparency and a really fi console net for both sides, because it is what we do is military that separates it from the political, we'll very. Careful to keep the divide separate of the wines. It can be we can get caught in the political environment, which undermines the trust and impartiality on the military sign so that's sort of be the case. And that happens right down to the lowest level. And now we have a man that we have to report my license, and so that engagement, we need to really hold on. When we when we have these violations violations to talk about that could be either manning of the checkpoints that could be moved forwards into the buffer zone night could be escalation with weapons biz in number of different activities, e this on could do that would create a violation and then way report out through to New York on a daily basis and stopped to building to the secretary general's report, and we have a mandate renewal every six months. So the actions of the housing forces gets captured and reported, which. Then leads into the political dialogue and the opportunities for the sides to try and identify way going forward. What about the civilian populations does the ministry heavily as on with the, the civilians as well. Look, we do talk about protection side. I as we talked about my time security and stability in order to return to normal conditions L actual, Botha's Zayn here on the island is not ice sterile office. Sign like between north and South Korea. It's actually used for farming and some of its permitted, we do it through a payment system, but a majority is not permitted farming, which creates esscalation and ferocity to try to defuse that we got to the actual physical protection. We escort we have pilgrimages gun coming into the buffer zone. They have they seek to do these Puga midges back to the mosques and churches to hold religious services on a regular basis in for that we school. Them. We escort the mean and we provide that support to them. But when I talk about supporting civilians, we have a lot of communal and a lot of activities. Karen, the buffet Zayn unbound, establishing the goodwill between the great secrets and Turkish Cypriots in the intent of trying to work towards a, a Visayas by communal federated state and for that to occur. We have to mind time and really work towards creating bottom up swallow a bike mean like TV's and for that what actively involved in creating a sense of the side, insecure environment for which for the is to occur Anaya care in the buffer zone, quite regulate that will plan, we, it's dumb with us as force. We have the ample the place. But also, we have civilian staff, we do the facilitation with municipalities north end south to coordinate, the diplomatic community also actively gets involved sponsors, a lot of these activities, these activities with children's side. They EM's Watson children's activities fundraise for the very young and for their parents and then through to mainly through sport on all of the school. But now there's a lot to do with science and stem, and spice and an educational activities. And then we will say by Pistone. It's a focus on the next generation really trying to that younger community, working together because it curriculum by signs is actually justed to make their I narrative, and so coming together through ball community allowing them to engage provides an environment where it's not by what is said, but is by the actions and working with your position on the old Lee we do a lot with the elderly. But also, we do a lot with the women giving them a voice and trying to generate opportunities where that can be a voice for chine Jin. They do a lot through women's walks. We get together in charge them. You. UN copy lading. It's about Priscilla touching both sides to find ideas and wasteful. Would you have an example of what inspires you with the people that you weekly space Capers, but grind berry? What spies may that Ahmad force? It's here unite that trained in their own national army air force on ninety and trying to say their country, they're not been selected by the country represent the UN. And it says we come together as an international community to, to serve the UN and to support the outcomes in Cyprus to ensure that they have a future where the whole of the Arlen can leave in I in a secure environment as Cypriots is a whole, and of course the day, the peacekeeping dies Edyta reflect on those who full them. What are your professional and personal reflections on this very similar very similar to that of what Tom and spies me about my forces that you try and all of your career, to be country? And then you. Elected by your country to at the UN, which is writer than a national outcome meets it's global response to, to conflicts around the globe, where we are coming together to support the country that wearing end to represent the UN is rule privilege. And I certainly don't take lightly and the bar is that we work in and this is, you know, towards the budget of fallen environments. We work in our complex, and the is it applied the ultimate sacrifice. My heart goes out today to their families. You know, we try and for these environment, we understand the risks it's families that a left and, you know, Laura people think the UN is only as now is less than one the environment that we work in is benign. It's not it is complex. It is risky. And we continue to fight Kosonen trying to create stable environments for the for the host nation will continue to work. The UN is working in action for pacekeeping and women. Stikes missions in my focus is on the continual, nip professionalization of the force training environment, which we work in and end to lead by example with good command and that's to ensure the way, reduce the deaths where possible in missions. They'll always be environments, wherein, but might show that there are no unnecessary deaths through poor training or actions. But inherently, you know, we said country we serve the UN and the and the environments. We in our risky and complex..
"cyprus" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Way to meet the president of the Russian party their headquarters is in the most exclusive shopping district in Nicosia. The traffic is crawling. But I should be arriving any moment now to meet with Mr. volleyball. Now inside the building. Apparently, the headquarters is their name is nowhere to be seen on the list of businesses. That are in this block. I wonder what the reasons why is it because then just moved. Very nice to meet you my name. Sheila both president working. My name is Yvonne McNish I'm vice president of his party. We are protecting our interests as a minority. So what are your plans for the European elections? So you planning to field candidates. Yes, we are trying to budget candidates. Working. Why is there such a big interest for Russians to still invest directly in Cyprus? What makes it so attractive to a variety of people some of my glove. Keep her the most important thing is that Cyprus of the moment is the only country in the European Union. Whereas no russophobia in many European countries residents. Mike the judgments from the press, that's the problem. So I've been talking to some of the secret officials and they're stressing how the reliance and Russian investments is diminishing. Are you worried that some Thai political tide is turning and that this cozy relationship might not be any more in the future? Excuse me when Russian journalists arrive an interview the same authorities in Cyprus, they swear they love Russian businessmen. This is the politics of Cyprus Cyprus has an image around the world of one of the money laundering centers for Russian business people. That's the image that it has. How does that make you feel that image? Obviously. The question is what does money laundering other any businessman hearing jail for money laundering, at least one government official who help learned money. There is no such thing here five ten years ago. The lows of Cyprus Bank regulators turned a blind eye to disown us financial transactions. But in my opinion, if money laundering exists now than people should be punished for it should go to jail, but all this should be decided by the courts. Back in the Russian cultural centre in the singers are winding down, but is the party really over for Russians in Cyprus, the authorities here would Saturday like us to believe so but despite the changing relationship divorce is not on the college yet. BBC BBC. Now, I history program.
"cyprus" Discussed on The Nightly Rant
"That's another reason why people are pissed off at them. It's not the school. Certain folks would like it to be well, and then also let's not forget that the eleven hundred homes that they're still pissed off about from Jim aren't in the Cyprus school district. Only a piece of the mar- the rest were in Los Alameda school district. I think that changed with measure didn't. I see because I hope it is. Just where the. People were so that they wouldn't have that issue of splitting between two places because then it almost it's kind of like it's kind of like this measure m thing it's unfair to lapoma employed park residents. Right because they are affected by. The two things. Right. But they're not allowed to vote on a silly asinine. I mean, if you live in the Cyprus school district, then you should be able to vote in the Cyprus school district issues, regardless of the fact that you live in Cyprus are not because percents group because okay. For for the Orange County supervisor race Winter Park is split it in half ish. Guarding grove is split in half found valley split in half. Like the valley split the thirds actually three people have part of Sun Valley. Okay. So if that can happen, and that's reasonable. Why can't everybody who lives within the boundaries of Cyprus school district? The able to vote on measure concerning Cyprus school district. That makes no it makes actually since here's the thing. Those kind of things don't happen all that often radio with that in mind, how difficult is it to accommodate that once in a while I would say zero, and especially you know, what if you really truly trying to get at the truth right of what the people actually want because they about it this way think about it this way. What if it loses by one hundred votes, and let's say there's seven hundred voters in lapoma. Right. And let's say they're ninety percent in favor of it. And I would that's about six hundred fifty better in favor of it in fifty that are opposed. Guess what it wins it wins based off of that? If I were those voters in the Pomme, I would be freaking pissed could get say, right. And it's ridiculous yet the outcome of directly affects your children. Exactly. And that's why I think it should be. If the school district is not going to follow city lines. And it shouldn't be based on what city you live in that you vote on it. It should be based on where you live just like board of supervisors racist. Agreed. Clearly, they can do it in some situations. So they should be able to do in this one to agreed to people on lapoma get to vote people onto the cypress school board. Yes. Well, then that just proves my point that it can be done. Yeah. Of course, I told you when I ran for school board. I had a campaign in LA Bamba. That's your. Cheeses, one of at least one of the current board. Members is from the Paul which makes sense given others a sizeable chunk of people from Pomme in our school district. You know, you that's how he got on the board was that..
"cyprus" Discussed on The Nightly Rant
"In canada is that you're electing a person to represent your voice say if you're somebody from left bridge you're electing somebody from left bridge who actually understands you being a person from left bridge to the government and so but if they did it the other way the liberals want this is the only downfall that i see you wouldn't necessarily be electing somebody from left bridge represent your voice of leverage for it i don't know if it matters will but all it's doing is removing a layer of government i mean if you think about it right now thinking about right now in in cyprus they have a city council that city council has a certain number of republicans a certain number of democrats but in the end sensually whichever one has a dominating force they're gonna lean in that direction for that city are now if you were to take one representative from each one of those boards who represented the majority party in moved them up to the county level right you'd need less people so you'd have that representation there still would still be proportionate but would be based off of only five people instead of thirty four people right but she didn't change the numbers a little bit you might need seven you might need seven advisors you might need seven supervisors instead of five that's okay as long as it's not number i don't care but you would in the end to get proportionate representation of the people which theoretically should mean that when decisions are made they're made the way a majority of people like them but see that's why people fall back on the whole argument in it's true we're not a democracy were republic because democracy would be like you're talking about every single person's vote counts right and a republic is you know what this general area voted this way so they're going to get that guy as their representative essentially federally canada's current.
"cyprus" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bag crossroads that's what the island nation of cyprus is claiming it boosts the strategic location in reputation for no questions asked approach to financial affairs cyprus has become a compelling match for china which is seeking to expand its footprint inside the european union christina lindblad edited the story on cyprus this week she joins us now so christina let's talk about cyprus a little bit of a history lesson i mean they have been kind of front and center when it comes to geopolitical power plays right that's their history that's right geographic location i mean if you actually this'll be a good test we no you're right it is much closer to what we call the middle east right then to europe but it's a member of the european union so it's been like byzantine influences greece everything it's been it's it's everything has swept through little cyprus it also is is a country that traditionally has had less controls on a lot of things than than countries like germany and france some people have cast is a weak link in fight against money laundering and issues like that.
"cyprus" Discussed on 790 KABC
"In cyprus amass man armed with a handgun holds up a clerk at a seven eleven store just before one this morning and you can see the clerk here calmly following orders and handing over about four hundred dollars at one point the robber puts his gun down on the counter but the clerk doesn't grab it and here's why it's not worth it you know for four hundred bucks you know getting shot it i'm blank or like a backup you know lots of things went through my mind in that split second cyprus police searched for but could not find the robber and then about two hours later another seven eleven was robbed at gunpoint in anaheim investigators are now working to see if these two crimes are connected smallville actress allison mack who's accused of sex trafficking and other crimes has now been released to the custody of her parents they live here in southern california yesterday a federal judge agreed to release mac to where parents on five million dollars bail they live in los alamitos mac has not pleaded as pleaded not guilty to recruiting women to join a secret organization that's been described as a cult president trump's personal attorney will plead the fifth to avoid testifying in a lawsuit brought by phil mattress stormy daniels as expected michael cohen filed that declaration in federal court today saying he will assert his right to remain silent and a pending criminal probe in new york mr cohen and mr trump are seeking to delay proceedings in the daniels lawsuit while the federal investigation into cohen continues daniel is suing to invalidate a hush agreement she signed in two thousand sixteen over an alleged affair she claims she had with donald trump if you're a fan of scramble crosswalk you'll appreciate the one that's coming to the iconic and very busy intersection of hollywood and vine curbed la says the crosswalk should be completed in july but can cross from all corners at one once in a scramble crosswalk which studies show is safer than a regular crosswalk in fact curb says that sense the diagonal crossing at hollywood and highland was installed pedestrian involve accidents have been reduced by more than half taking a live look right now from our venice toward marina del rey it is beautiful isn't it anthony all these boats here it's part of the sunset series sailing regatta that runs every week thanks to.
"cyprus" Discussed on KOMO
"Off from cyprus missiles like this one a tomahawk missile launch from the us says monterrey in the red sea that recording from the us defense department plus missiles from france senior administration officials say in the past hours that they assess both sarah and chlorine were used in last saturday's attack in syria hundreds of syrians poured into the streets of damascus today dancing and chanting in defiance of what they call the west's failure to shake their nation's resolve the demonstrations were in support of president bashar assad chuck sivertsen abc news the northwest only allnews station komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven mark christopher now for you at the top local stories and the komo twenty four seven news center the center for disease control saying multistate e coli outbreak has sickened nearly three dozen people and it's linked to lettuce grown in arizona the agency has not a dentist guide a common grower supplier distributor or brand the cdc says that thirtyfive people across eleven states have become ill from chop romain lettuce from yuma now one person has been confirmed ill who ate the lettuce and who lives here in our state twenty two of them have been hospitalized including three with kidney failure no deaths have been reported it is a busy time for activists right now in seattle across the state they're gathering and participating in attacks march being held here in seattle in fact as of about thirty minutes ago they're calling on congress to repeal the recent tax cuts passed by president trump assembly at junkins park still going on at this time local syrian activists are watching developments closely today komo's joe moreno spoke with a refugee worker whose family has suffered at the hands of the assad regime as horrible as chemical weapons are this activist says other band munitions have caused atrocities for years in syria yet americans barely take notice she says she supports additional tomahawk attacks but only to force a change in leadership.
"cyprus" Discussed on FT Alphachat
"You're talking about events which took place in early two thousand thirteen when the irish program i come from was it already i think it was over already at the times and financial markets were back to healthier position the cyprus banking sector had gotten into these difficulties so spectacular due to shortterm speculation by speculating on greek government bonds that it seems more logical at the time to have a bail in of creditors that it had been three years before and as a history shows it was evidently containable exercise cyprus is doing very well without the be in a we were talking about the program in the range of probably without bail in will build percents of gdp very well be on percent of gdp and a large parts of the program proposals were who based not fact based in the sense that they rested on very rapidly emerging flow of royal is from guests findings close to cyprus when i lost looked the ships for still hovering above water but without any access to the gas we live in hope but you you mentioned the the banking union did the cyprus in a way pave pave the way for the for the banking union and i was speaking with your industrial in the former year agree president recently and he said really that the the banking union is the is the unheralded hero if you like of the of the suffered debt crisis that it that it played a very big role in in reestablishing confidence in the banks how how far would you go go along with that.
"cyprus" Discussed on GroundTruth
"As i leave punishes his office week we hear the traffic and boost in street in several floors below it seems street were george bought his first trump get the day after he came to america before i leave panos adds another thought gutted such a journey because there is no objective measurement for art who is to somehow judged that this artist gets in but this artis is kept out right i mean if you have a degree of engineering from mit you can quantify it by modern economic standards the impact of you will of that particular job gucci chan white quantify by the same economic standards what the impact is phan artist migrating to the united states what do they do right his flyers some sort of measure men drove pure likely impact i i i don't i don't certainly see that now can i tell you that the people making those decisions sore somehow dino's statistic lease sophisticated were educated people on the planet i'd like to believe that could just as well the yet another human being behind a desk doing their job checking boxes at making what is a life altering the sison four or something georgia's visa petition was finally complete so he submitted and waited and waited they go on to say the was between three and five months and in that period i actually fell quiet optimistic that i'm going to get it yeah i need a lot of work and my lawyer in my mind i i did what he asked seoul waiting for my visa i was waiting for a an approval until one day the envelope came i i remember getting the envelope and running taument opening id and the first seeing things that they so is that it was and approved.
"cyprus" Discussed on GroundTruth
"From wg bh in bust you're listening to rowntree human stories from the front lines jazz an art form born of america and for generations of aspiring musicians to be in the land of jazz was reason enough to voyage halfway around the world i'm terrell senate founder of the ground truth project in this fourth episode of our series called the new american songbook we hear about one musicians journey from the island of cyprus all the way to boston massachusetts to follow in the footsteps of american jazz masters on that journey he discovers his musical path could take them in a different direction one the points back home here's reporter heidi shin with the story at age eleven when george learn as decided to become a drummer ms neighbors weren't too thrilled i would practice like three hours a day or more a load of complains the police came toreadors a call of times you know as i sit in his basement studio though george h thirty seven doesn't strike me as a troublemaker rather ecmns passionate and steadfast of into a hundred there there's a gentle determination about him especially when he placed the drums his basement is filled with drums from all over the world a waffle of a total gong's goblet chipped drums stairs in symbols in a bag of fifty or sixty mahlatse he says there are more stored away but these are the ones he likes so i figured out that i assure them practice during the afternoon causing afternoon in euro benda specifically in cyprus people sleep george grew up on the island of cyprus there weren't a lot of opportunities for musicians there but eventually started taking lessons from someone who had studied abroad in the us and george knew right away he wanted to come to america to and i just knew that.
"cyprus" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"I'm trying to protect top people and they won't let me they will allow a deal for reunification whereby all sodas can protect our turkish brothers on the north cyprus and this is great political acumen for what i would say i think that the impact that it has is just not strong enough generation i think he's looking a bit our torch thoughts of games plan well it was interesting as well to see how you mentioned troops or talking about about row around for forty thousand soldiers turkish soldiers that have always been more or less permanent in cyprus and one of the other aligns at what would and move before previously was allowing for rotating presidency and they managed to agree that on boats size and and for it yet again to fall for these talks to collapse because of such an old argument when they managed to make progress on a different one it is it is quite sad an at question what that means for the united nations i mean this is one of the regions where they have one of the longestserving peacekeeping reorganised nealon cure exactly and it is interesting to see what else is going to mean for the united nations has been for such a long time a key priority and perhaps should be looking at it from far far away easier to resolve than unification of the korean peninsula on our stuff like that but it seems that adjusts doesn't go ahead just very briefly once they won phase months under you mentioned that you that not so many years ago going through the north of eagles growth and substance so i think one of the nut trip as well and you cross from nicosia into northern cyprus you go from bustling tourist filled nicosia with bars on every street in restaurants impact was and then you cross that both his own and you step back to 1974 and israel your broad north desirous frozen enforceable change of gear it's quite well not is dis deeply unfair to the people who live there that's what the as well i felt when i thought my god.