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Benjamin Netanyahu's endurance as Prime Minister is matched only by his mystique: what lies behind his grip on Israeli society? How did he climb to the top, and what is the price of his long stay at the summit? Anshel Pfeffer, of Haaretz and the Economist, has a new biography of Netanyahu following his strange brew of intellect and populism, poor taste and fine legal lines, fierce family loyalty and shameless political-self-promotion. This episode of the Tel Aviv Review was made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.
Winston Churchill was many things a writer, politician, journalist, painter but the defining aspect of his career was as a war leader. Warfare infused his life from its very beginning due to his relation to the Duke of Marlborough and a childhood re-enacting the Battle of Waterloo in the ground of Blenheim Palace. As a young man, he saw conflict at first hand both as a soldier and a reporter in Cuba, India, Sudan and South Africa. In the political wilderness following the disaster of Gallipoli during the First World War, he undertook service on the Western Front. These experiences were what made Churchill uniquely qualified as Prime Minister in 1940 to lead Britain through its great ever military crisis and onto victory in the Second World War. Joining Dan to discuss how the military experiences of his formative years shaped him for the difficult military decisions he took in office is Anthony Tucker-Jones. Anthony is a former defence intelligence officer, widely published military expert and author of the upcoming book: Churchill, Master and Commander: Winston Churchill at War 1895–1945. They examine Churchill's military career, his role as commander in chief and the decisions he took both good and bad. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pixels aren't the big picture! Today Pastor Michael is finishing up the story of Old Testament Joseph. Using pixels (picture elements) as a guide, Michael is showing that a picture, zoomed in, at the pixel level, is hard to make out. But zoomed out, the pixels become a great picture! As a summary, Joseph grew up with 11 brothers and 1 sister and, to his great chagrin, his pops showed favoritism to him. Plus, he was having prophetic dreams, growing up. Dreams that foretold he would rule over his brothers…not a good thing, if you're one of his brothers! So, the bros decided to sell him into slavery, a great option over murder, which they had considered! And sold him to a powerful Egyptian. Joseph busted it, earning a position in the household as manager of the household. Not bad! Then the plot twist! Being a handsome kinda fella, his bosses wife noticed that! She was determined to get him into bed, but he didn't capitulate. She grabs his clothes one day, and she is mad, cause she's turned down but accuses him of trying to accost her and he is sent to prison. He keeps his integrity even in prison and is a model prisoner. The warden notices how responsible he is and trusts him with more and more authority. So, now, he's literally in ways, in charge of the prison. Different, weird and all that is as a segue to his life, but, it is what it is! Growth is found in struggle, certainly! One day, two new, high roller prisoners show up. They are in Pharaoh's court and these cats have had some weird dreams. Joseph tells them he can interpret those dreams and those predictions turn out exactly as he predicted. God at work, again! Joseph is summoned by Pharaoh to interpret dreams because the butler, after two years, remembers that Joseph interprets dreams. Joseph is in Pharaohs court and interprets Pharaoh's dreams so good, he is appointed Prime Minister of Egypt. Pharaoh's dreams predicted seven years of prosperity followed by seven years of really bad times (famine). Pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of the entire shebang and Joseph puts grain away and during the really bad famines, Egypt did well and folks from all over the Middle East come to Egypt to get grain during the famine. The promised land was also hit by the famine. So Joseph's family, back home, sent his brothers to go to Egypt to buy grain. The brothers arrived in Egypt and had to appear before the Prime Minister. Plot twist! His brothers are bowing down to Joseph. He recognizes them but they do not recognize him. So Joseph tells them to go home and bring back their younger brother. He binds Simeon and puts him in prison and tells them to go back home. They get home and explain to Jacob the entire story. Needless to say, it's turmoil. Since the famine is still going strong, they have no food, so Jacob sends the brothers back with Benjamin, their younger brother to Egypt. They all arrive back to Egypt and arrive back at Joseph's house and Simeon is released. Yet through all this, the brothers still don't know this is Joseph, their brother. They have a huge feast, then sends them on their way, sacks full of grain and put their money back in their sacks and they insert a special cup into Benjamin's sack. Soldiers are sent to intercept them and the soldier's ask them what they are doing with Joseph's silver cup. They open Benjamin's sack and the cup is found. They go back to the city and PLOT TWIST (again)! One of the brothers, Judah, offers himself in place of Benjamin. At this point, Joseph finally reveals his identity to his brothers. They are, needless to say, terrified. But the things that happen to us, appear to be done by people that want to hurt us, so against us, yet we cannot see the big picture. It is God doing the work through the stuff that happens! Can you even think of a more convoluted, crazy story than what happened to Joseph? Yet it STILL worked out, thanks to God! We live our lives down in the pixels, but there is victory in the bigger picture! Today's verses are found in Genesis 45: 4-8 and Genesis 50: 20.
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with media outlets on Friday, saying that the war in Tigray has put Ethiopia on a "path of destruction," that could have effects throughout east Africa. He also stated that Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, must fulfill "his responsibility and end violence in the region." The Biden administration sanctioned Eritrea's military and political party for "their involvement in the ongoing crisis in northern Ethiopia.
Scientists in South Africa have identified a new 'highly mutated' Coronavirus variant, but the WHO says it needs time to assess its real danger. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia posts a video showing him military fatigue following his promise to join the battlefront earlier this week. One of Sudan's former transitional council civil members says why he does not trust the military to deliver on democratic promises. The WHO's advice to fight HIV's resistance to antiretroviral drugs.
The Prime Minister's speech to the CBI, in which he enthused about Peppa Pig and lost his place for 20 excruciating seconds, has caused concern in Government. Is all ok inside Number 10, or was this just the PM being himself? It's not all plain sailing in the Commons either, as the Government suffered a big rebellion over plans to reform social care, and the row over standards in public life continues. Our special guest ROBERT SHRIMSLEY, Chief Political Commentator at the FT, joins us to discuss. “The problem is, this is the Prime Minister. He thrives on this chaotic approach and he has always relied on it.” - ROBERT SHRIMSLEY “The vaccine task force did well, but when you have money and momentum behind you that task becomes easier.” - ALEX THOMAS “Those who will benefit the most from social care plan are those with the most expensive houses, inevitably in the South.” - ROBERT SHRIMSLEY “The whips need to get a handle on this because the more MPs get a taste of rebellion, the more likely it is to happen.” - HANNAH WHITE “Johnson was elected as good-time premier, but COVID has wrecked the finances.” - ROBERT SHRIMSLEY Presented by Bronwen Maddox with Hannah White, Alex Thomas and Graham Atkins. Audio production by Alex Rees. Inside Briefing is a Podmasters Production for the IfG. https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk
Rioters have looted and set alight the residence of the Solomons Prime Minister in a third day of violent anti-government protests. Dozens of Australian federal police touched down in the country overnight, with more expected to arrive today.
As Johnson makes a pig's ear out of his speech to the CBI, and with unrest sizzling on the Tory backbenches over social care, is the Prime Minister in danger of getting smoked out, or can he use red meat to buy off his MPs? Plus continental Europe is facing a fourth wave of COVID, reaching case rates the UK has seen for months! Will Britain avoid another lockdown, and are we changing our behaviour as Christmas approaches? Naomi, Dorian and Alex are joined by special guest Gavin Esler on this week's show. “Johnson turning up and winging his speech is effectively another way of saying ‘fuck business'.” - Alex Andreou “I hate commentators using the word ‘authentic', some people are authentically shit.” - Gavin Esler “Johnson is under attack from all groups in the party, this makes it very difficult for him to buy them off.” - Naomi Smith “One person I think has a good chance is Jeremy Hunt. He's biding his time, outside the cabinet of disasters.” - Gavin Esler “The UK became desensitised after the 80,000 death second wave, something that other European countries didn't go through.” - Alex Andreou Back us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/ohgodwhatnow Presented by Dorian Lynskey with Naomi Smith and Alex Andreou. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 1967, Australia's Prime Minister went for a swim at the beach and just… never came back. Despite massive widespread searches, no sign of Harold Holt was ever found - no body, no clues, nothing. He was just gone. And of course, because he was our country's leader, the conspiracy theories about what ‘really' happened to him started forming straight away. Did he fake his own death to start a new life? Did the CIA have him killed? Or the Vietnamese army? Was he a spy for the Chinese government who needed to escape by swimming down to a submarine that took him back to China? Or did he just, you know, overestimate his swimming ability, swim out too far at a very rough beach with no lifeguards and get stuck in a rip and drown? (No! That's far too boring a story according to people who DEFINITELY know.) Skip straight to the story: approx 18:01 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this:Read Harold's biography, ‘The Life and Death of Harold Holt' by Tom Frame: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-life-and-death-of-harold-holt-tom-frame/ebook/9781741156256.html The Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Harold_Holt Some articles that give a good overview: https://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/16/asia/australia-harold-holt-missing-anniversary-intl/index.html https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/disappearance-harold-holt-inside-search-operation-australia/12817236 Watch the footage that was broadcast live on the day Harold disappeared, and for the rest of that week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST9Oz2MDfs Some of the letters from concerned citizens who wanted to share their crazy theories with the government: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-17/harold-holt-50-years-since-prime-minister-disappeared/9259680 Browse through the National Film and Sound Archive (which includes the 2008 documentary ‘The Prime Minister is Missing'): https://www.nfsa.gov.au/search?query=prime+minister+is+missing&client=nfsa_govcms&proxystylesheet=nfsa_govcms&site=default_collection&filter=0&getfields=* Check out Old Mate Gary's website where he published his ‘confession', stating he'd assassinated Harold: http://www.harold-holt.net/ Follow us on Insta: @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Send us your suGISTionsemail@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's been a dramatic week in Parliament with seven Coalition MPs crossing the floor to vote against the government in protest against vaccination mandates and a lack of a federal corruption commission. Prime Minister Scott Morrison stepped up his rhetoric against a federal corruption commission on Thursday after Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer backed an independent push to establish a national watchdog. The Prime Minister also introduced the religious discrimination bill to Parliament on Thursday. That bill has highlighted divisions within the Coalition, with several moderate liberals urging the government to protect gay students and teachers. Chief Political correspondent David Crowe joined Rachel Clun in Canberra to discuss what happened in the second last week of Parliament for the year. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Have problems and pressure been growing for Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon this week? From flip-flops on vaccine passports to speeches mentioning Peppa Pig, the team discusses leadership. They chat through the differences and similarities on the situation the Prime Minister and First Minister find themselves in, and analyse BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg's interview with Nicola Sturgeon, including indyref2 and the handling of the pandemic. Why is there speculation over the political longevity of these two leaders, and is there any merit to it?
Magdalena Andersson got off to a rocky start as Sweden's first female prime minister, and decided to stand down after just seven and a half hours - before she had even been formally instated. In today's programme, we try to make sense of what happened in those hours and what the implications for the future of Swedish politics are.The programme includes a discussion with Marcus Åsling, editorial writer for Östersunds-Posten, which has a political profile close to the Centre Party and Leonidas Aretakis, editor-in-chief of the left-leaning Flamman, that calls itself "independently socialist".We hear MPs reflect on the historic vote, before it all fell apart - and visit a local cinema to hear how they will deal with the new restrictions on indoor public events that will come into force on December 1st.Presenter: Ulla EngbergProducer: Kris Boswell
Do you ever pause to think about where the cotton t-shirt, woollen jumper or silk blouse you're wearing have come from? Victoria Finlay's new book Fabric weaves history, anthropology and myth to tell us the stories of different kinds of cloth, how they are made, why we wear them and the industries that have sprung up around them. As the Court of Appeal clears the names of seven former Post Office clerks who were convicted of false accounting, Pauline Stonehouse tells us about how she's finally been able to put the false allegations behind her and the impact they've had on her life. Within hours of Magdalena Andersson, a former finance minister becoming Sweden's first female Prime Minister, she's resigned and the government has fallen. What's behind her decision to stepdown? Why's it taken Sweden so long to catch up with their Nordic neighbours and have a woman at the top? We hear from the BBC's reporter in Sweden, Maddy Savage and Drude Dahlerup - professor emerita of politics at Stockholm University. Plus as we mark White Ribbon day – a day when many people across the world come together to say no to violence against women, we look at the situation in Turkey where more than one in three women have experienced domestic violence and the number of femicides is rising. A new film Dying to Divorce, filmed over five years, tells the story of two survivors who works for the platform We Will Stop Femicide to get justice for others, and is the UK's official entry for Best International Feature film at the Oscars. Emma talk to its director Chloe Fairweather and the Turkish lawyer Ipek Bozkurt. Presenter Emma Barnett Producer Beverley Purcell Photographer Katia Marsh
Prime Minister takes swipe at corruption body, ABC journalist to stand in next federal election and suspect in missing camper case continues to be questioned by police. Welcome to News with The Sydney Morning Herald, your daily news briefing from the newspaper in Sydney everyone turns to. Drawing from the best journalism in the country, News with The Sydney Morning Herald brings you the most important local, national and world politics, business, sport and entertainment news of the day directly from Australia's most authoritative newsroom. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the results of the Ahmad Aubrey case. George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, also joins us in this segment to discuss China. He analyzes a Global Times editorial summarizing how the US and China have a lot of common economic interests, and how much the US needs China's help to solve its problems. The article then goes on to say things will not work out for the US if the Biden administration continues the brutal "decoupling" strategy of the Trump era. Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Israel's ex-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood trial this week over corruption charges in Jerusalem. One of his former spokespersons testified in court yesterday. calling Netanyahu a media "control freak."Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the rehabilitation of Syria's government and how Damascus has a chance to become the next arena for geopolitical competition between the region's Arab power centers and Iran." Aslo, there are reports that US officials believe that a recent attack on a US military base last month was retaliation for recent Israel strikes.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Russia. An RT article posits that the recent disturbances in Russian-Ukrainian relations, along with the increasing involvement of the US, could prove to be "among the most significant milestones in the history of Europe since the end of the Cold War, over three decades ago."Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Ethiopia. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with media outlets on Friday, saying that the war in Tigray has put Ethiopia on a "path of destruction," that could have effects throughout east Africa. He also stated that Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's Prime Minister, must fulfill "his responsibility and end violence in the region." The Biden administration sanctioned Eritrea's military and political party for "their involvement in the ongoing crisis in northern Ethiopia.Dr. Jemima Pierre, an associate professor of Black studies and anthropology at the University of California, joins us to discuss Haiti. Dr. Pierre analyses an editorial in Haiti Liberte that describes the "shameful spectacle" of imperialist and neocolonial forces celebrating on the anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres, the interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry's September 11 Musseau Agreement. Minister Ariel is described as "under the thumb" of the United States.Dr. Jack Rasmus, professor in economics and politics at St. Mary's College in California, joins us to discuss the economy. Dr. Jack discusses the infrastructure of the Build Back Better Bill along with Biden's reasons for reappointing Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserves Chair.Wyatt Reed, Sputnik News Analyst, joins us to discuss Honduras. Wyatt discusses imperial double standards for elections. He also discusses a Global Times report about an online disinformation campaign against Honduras that is probably orchestrated by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
This week on Every Rom Com we’re kicking off our Christmas Rom Com series with one of our funniest episodes yet, as we rank the storylines in “Love Actually” from worst to best. We’ll also talk about writer-director Richard Curtis, the making of the film, and our favorite holiday movies! 0:00-9:12 Introduction, What are your Christmas go-to movies? What Christmas movies do you dislike? Mainlining Christmas site, mentioned by Cybil: https://www.mainliningchristmas.com/ 9:12-24:42 TRAILER, Basic Info, Interesting Facts, General Opinion https://screenrant.com/love-actually-behind-the-scenes-details-trivia/ https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/dec/16/how-we-made-love-actually https://www.thedailybeast.com/love-actuallys-10th-anniversary-the-cast-and-crew-reminisce-about-the-christmas-classic The lesbian subplot cut from the movie (includes video clip): https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/watch-heartbreaking-lesbian-storyline-cut-6898243 The Mini-Sequel, follow the links to watch it: https://rednoseday.org/news/how-to-watch-red-nose-day-actually-love-actually 24:42-36:19 Writer/Director Richard Curtis, Opening Scene at the Airport, How We Did Our Rankings https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/news/a14967/love-actually-10-year-anniversary/ 36:19-47:26 #9 The Keira Knightley Love Triangle 47:26-57:59 #8 Sarah and Karl 57:59-1:06:09 #7 Colin Firth Goes to Portugal (Or Maybe France) 1:06:09-1:12:53 #6 The Stand-Ins 1:12:53-1:18:55 #5 The Singer and His Manager 1:18:55-1:29:24 #4 Liam Neeson and His Stepson 1:29:24-1:40:04 #3 Colin Goes to Wisconsin 1:40:04-1:53:14 #2 Emma Thompson and Joni Mitchell 1:53:14-2:04:03 #1 The Prime Minister and Natalie 2:0
The action - which follows a series of major attacks by Islamic State - makes it illegal to have any business transactions with the men, who include the group's leader, Sultan Azam. Also: Nasa launches a mission to nudge an asteroid off course, and Magdalena Andersson has become Sweden's first female Prime Minister.
Matt Chorley and Chief Political Commentator of the Sunday Times Tim Shipman pause the action to analyse the exchanges between Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer at Prime Minister's Questions.PLUS: Robert Crampton and Alice Thomson on anti-depressants, babies in the House of Commons and the snowflake generation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, took questions from MPs in the House of Commons on 24 November 2021. Want to find out more about what's happening in the House of Commons this week? Follow @HouseofCommons on Twitter, and @UKHouseofCommons on Facebook and Instagram for more.
Check out Masa Israel here: https://Masaisrael.org *** Back in May, everything lay in the balance. Israel had just concluded its 4th elections in 2 years and it seemed as if it was in yet another stalemate - on the way to another round of elections. But then, at the last minute, we witnessed one of the craziest political twists this country has ever experienced. Naftali Bennett, leader of the 7-seat Yamina party, agreed to form a government with a coalition of center, left-wing and Arab parties… on one condition: that he serve as Prime Minister. The entire country was astounded. Yamina, which means Right (as in right-wing), ran on a traditionally conservative platform and on the explicit promise to not form a government with his rivals, Lapid and the Arab parties. Many, if not most, of his voters felt betrayed. But all of the elected MKs in Bennett's party went along with his political coup d'etat. All but one. Amichai Chikli is a Jerusalem-born ex-Israel Navy officer and the founder of the Tavor Academy for Social Leadership. He has quite the resume but what took Chikli to the national stage was his decision to stand up to the leader of his party, today's Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett. Chikli is still a member of Yamina but he sits on the opposition. We are honored and thrilled to have MK Amichai Chikli on the podcast today.
Today's podcast is from an interview Liv done recently with Angela Cox from the Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast. Liv touches on a range of different topics, including her top 3 proudest moments, working with her mum, what inspired her to become an entrepreneur, having dinner with the Prime Minister at Downing Street, the lessons she learned from overcoming being bullied, how to boost your social media profile, and her book Too Big For Your Boots. We highly recommend that you check out the Mindset Mentor Meets podcast, hosted by Angela Cox. Angela meets the most inspirational, successful and engaging CEOs, leaders and professionals, defining and unlocking the secrets of success, exploring the ‘make it happen' mindset, resilience, authenticity and courage. Just search ‘The Mindset Mentor Meets' wherever you get your podcasts, and you can follow Angela on Instagram at mindset_mentor_angela_cox. You can also find out more information about Angela at www.Angela-Cox.co.uk
Last week, Caroline Nokes, former minister, Conservative MP and the chair of the Women and Equalities Committee - accused the Prime Minister's father of groping her 18 years ago at a Conservative Party Conference. Stanley Johnson has so far declined to comment on the allegation, saying he has no recollection of it. Caroline talks to Emma. ‘The Drifters Girl' is a musical which tells the story of Faye Treadwell, one of the first Black women to manage a vocal group in the US. Singer and actor Beverley Knight plays Faye and joins Emma to discuss this remarkable woman. Peng Shuai is one of China's top tennis players, but there are global concerns over her safety after she accused the former Chinese vice-premier, Zhang Gaoli, of raping her in 2018. We talk to Cindy Yu Broadcast Editor at The Spectator. Have you ever been affected by persistent, unexplained pain in your vulva? Vulvodynia is a chronic condition that is thought to affect up to 16% of women. Emma is joined by Claudia Chisari, a PHD researcher in Vulvodynia at King's College London and Sheren Gaulbert, who suffered from Vulvodynia for 10 years. Joan Rhodes could bend steel bars , lift two men at a time, and rip phone books apart. Often described in the press as the strongest woman in the world, she became friends with Marlene Dietrich and even performed for the Royal Household at their Annual Christmas bash. Triona Holden got to know her before she died, and has written her biography ‘An Iron Girl in a Velvet Glove: The Life of Joan Rhodes. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Lucinda Montefiore Photo credit of Beverley Knight: @Johan Persson
Private schools revealed as claiming the most disability benefits, the Prime Minister warned against rushing the Religious Discrimination Bill and the Bureau of Meteorology declares a La Nina event. Welcome to News with The Sydney Morning Herald, your daily news briefing from the newspaper in Melbourne everyone turns to. Drawing from the best journalism in the country, News with The Sydney Morning Herald brings you the most important local, national and world politics, business, sport and entertainment news of the day directly from Australia's most authoritative newsroom. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Voters have given Prime Minister Scott Morrison a net performance rating of minus nine per cent, ahead of a difficult fortnight for the government. Forty-nine per cent of voters surveyed in the Resolve poll, conducted for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, said Mr Morrison was doing a poor job as Prime Minister, while 40 per cent said he was doing a good job. It comes as two government senators and one lower-house MP threaten to withhold support for bills before Parliament unless the government moves to end state vaccine mandates. If maverick MP George Christensen makes good on his threat, the government could struggle to pass laws including its religious freedom bill. Today on Please Explain, chief political correspondent David Crowe joins Bianca Hall to discuss what's ahead for the final two sitting weeks of Parliament for the year. Subscribe to The Age & SMH: https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
James and Toby start out with their own Brideshead Revisited moment as they look back on their days as students at Oxford before getting into the news of the day, including the introduction of mandatory jabs in Austria, the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, the forthcoming trial of Ghislaine Maxwell and the Prime Minister losing his place in a speech to the Confederation of British Industry. There’s a lot of quick hits in Culture Corner: taking another look at The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix), the season two finale of The Morning Show (AppleTV+), the awfulness of both The Lost Symbol (Peacock in the US, Sky Max in the UK) and An Audience with Adele (ITV, and not to be confused with Adele: One Night Only, concert and interview with Oprah on CBS/Paramount+), James offers a mea culpa about Midnight Mass (Netflix) and Toby takes on Sharpe’s Revenge. Opening sound this week is the lost Boris Johnson.
James and Toby start out with their own Brideshead Revisited moment as they look back on their days as students at Oxford before getting into the news of the day, including the introduction of mandatory jabs in Austria, the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, the forthcoming trial of Ghislaine Maxwell and the Prime Minister losing his […]
Sudan's military has reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and struck a new agreement with him, but pro-democracy activists have dismissed the move. Plus in Kenya, if you have not had the Covid-19 jab, you will not be allowed on public transport or in public spaces. And Somalia's Nimco Happy on the shock and surprise at becoming a worldwide sensation after her song - translated as 'I love you more than my life' - exploded on social media.
During the last general election campaign, Boris Johnson's persona as the improvisational, brash, comedian was endearing to many voters and those in his party. But with multiple weeks of own goals and bad press is this attitude beginning to look careless rather than amusing? 'People are now looking out for the next banana skin' - James Forsyth Isabel Hardman talks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls about the PM's position in the wake Owen Paterson affair and the current migrant crossings in the channel. Subscribe to The Spectator's Evening Blend email, from Isabel Hardman and Katy Balls, for analysis of the day's political news and a summary of the best pieces from our website. Go to www.spectator.co.uk/blend to sign up.
A movement to support Indian farmers scored a win this past week. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced plans to roll back three controversial laws that had sparked protests for more than a year. The Sikh community in California had rallied behind this movement and staged several marches here in the Bay Area, including one that stopped traffic on the Bay Bridge. Many said they wanted to take a stand against privatization. Some wanted to stand in solidarity with relatives back home. And now, it seems that these continued demonstrations have paid off. Guest: Lakshmi Sarah, KQED reporter This episode originally aired on December 14, 2020. It was originally produced by Ericka Cruz Guevarra, Alan Montecillo, and Kyana Moghadam, and hosted by Devin Katayama.
After four days of deliberation, a Wisconsin jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts on Friday. As a defendant, Rittenhouse had a strong case under the law, but over the weekend, people expressed their discontent with the verdict. We discuss the result in the broader context of the criminal justice system and its bearing on issues of race in America. And in headlines: protesters took to the streets in several European cities against COVID restrictions, Sudan's Prime Minister was reinstated after being arrested during a military coup, and more childless adults in the U.S. say they are unlikely to ever have kids. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The final fortnight of the Federal parliamentary calendar for 2021 is set to be dominated by a series of controversial bills among them ... religious discrimination and voter identification.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok was reinstated in a deal struck with the military leadership, weeks after the October 25th coup. But the agreement failed to rouse optimism in pro-democracy protesters who feel their Prime Minister may have agreed under duress. We hear from a protester in Khartoum who says the deal only handed more power to the military. We also speak to the former US assistant secretary of state for Africa, who says this is a positive step in the transition to a civilian government. Also on the programme: Some Mexican deportees are finding ways to rebound in their home country; And after calls for information regarding Peng Shuai, The International Olympic Committee says its president, Thomas Bach, has held a video call with the Chinese tennis star and claims all is well. (Photo: Abdel Moneium Suleiman)
The Prime Minister said she wants New Zealanders to be able to travel this summer - although some areas have complained they don't want holidaymakers. Ardern said Police are working with Iwi to allay concerns and DHBs are prepared for Delta to hit high-risk holiday environments. And today, there will be a settings review for Auckland's level, which could mean a further opening up. Te Punaha Matatini data modeller Shaun Hendy spoke to Susie Ferguson
Days after imposing a lockdown on the unvaccinated, Vienna announces a full nationwide Covid-19 lockdown starting on Monday. Also, farmers in India welcome a dramatic U-turn by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who is scrapping hugely controversial agricultural reform laws. And the United Nations joins calls for China to prove that its missing tennis star, Peng Shuai, is safe.
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/highlights-from-the-comments-on-great Thanks to everyone who commented on last week's post Secrets Of The Great Families. Some highlights: Many people knew of interesting families I'd missed. Stephen Frug brings up the Jameses: Any short list of the great families (or at least the great American families) should include the James's: Henry James is one of the perennial candidates for the greatest American novelist, and his brother William James is one of the perennial candidates for the greatest American philosopher. Their sister Alice James got a posthumous reputation as a diarist. (There were two other brothers who never became famous. Their father, Henry James Sr., had some reputation as a theologian, although not in the Henry (Jr)/William James league. Kalimac writes: Another member of the Darwin family who achieved fame in a different area was the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who was on a slightly different branch but was 4 generations down from both Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. Watch out, too, for other cases where the surnames differ. I like to offer the story of Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister and a leading figure in British politics in the 1920s and 30s. He had a particular ability to deliver powerful and effective speeches, which is perhaps partly explained by some of them having been written for him by his cousin, whose name was Rudyard Kipling.
Come the 30th of November 2021, Barbados is poised to become the fourth anglo-republic in the Caribbean region following behind Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. The world will see the island move from a democratic constitutional monarchy to a republic where Sandra Mason, the current Governor General, becoming the first president of the country and Mia Mottley, staying on as Prime Minister. We spoke to Roshanna Trim, youth development specialist and president of Barbados Youth Development Council about the country's monumental feat. Song: Truth and Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer To view the notes used for this episode, visit our website at: https://www.tenementyaadmedia.com/ Don't forget to follow us on our social media Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenementyaad_?lan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenementyaad_/?hl=en Want to support The Yaad monetary? Click here to make a donation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkment-politics/support
The Prime Minister has made her first trip to the South Island since Delta arrived on New Zealand's shores, today visiting Christchurch to push the vaccine message. Jacinda Arden was in Woolston - not far from several locations of interests visited by one of Christchurch's two current Covid-19 cases. Our reporter Rachel Graham and camera man Nathan McKinnon have the story.
The announcement of the Integrated Rail Plan has left many, including a number of Conservative MPs, disappointed due to the proposed new routes and notable omissions. This comes at a bad time for Boris Johnson who is already in the dog house over his handling of the Owen Paterson affair. 'Boris Johnson is not in a good place with his party and it's not just over second jobs, it's over a number of things.' - Isabel Hardman Katy Balls talks to James Forsyth and Isabel Harman about the Prime Minister's popularity going off the rails. Subscribe to The Spectator today and get a £20 Amazon gift voucher: www.spectator.co.uk/voucher And stay on top of all the day's news with our Evening Blend Newsletter: www.spectator.co.uk/blend
We look at plans to introduce the use of Covid vaccination passes to enter public gatherings and events indoors of more than 100 people. Also why the public health agency has performed a U-turn on its testing policy. We speak about Magdalena Andersson's efforts to become Prime Minister and what's stopping her. We talk to midwives and mothers at a healthcare demonstration and find out why Sweden's Christmas Gift of the Year might need a vaccine pass.Produced and presented by Dave Russell.
Episode Description: On this week's episode, the Duchess of Rutland speaks with Lady Northampton who is a custodian of two historic homes: Compton Wynyates & Castle Ashby. In the show, the Duchess learns how one of Henry's VIII's closest confidants helped build the Spencer family line, Lady Northampton elaborates on why Compton Wynyates is such an architecturally unique place, and we are introduced to the unpublished female poet that was admired by Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott. Top Quotes: "I'm very keen on creating a harmonious atmosphere in these incredible places. I like to think that I create an atmosphere at Compton where the staff and team there feel like we are all part of one family." - Lady Tracy Northampton "In heritage, it's so integral that you retain the essence of what you are, what you believe in, what you stand for. If you lose your roots as a human being you can't fulfil the role because the role is not true to who you are." - The Duchess of Rutland "When you look at some of these portraits they seem so austere and fixed and far away from how we are now. But they have a soul." - The Duchess of Rutland About the Guest and Stately Home: Lady Tracy Northampton is a trained psychotherapist and yoga teacher. She married her husband, Spencer Compton, 7th Marquess of Northampton in 2013. The couple live full time in Compton Wynyates which is an extremely well preserved Tudor Mansion. Unlike all other homes in the series, Compton Wynyates is not open to the public. Compton Wynyates is a Tudor country house in Warwickshire, England, a Grade I listed building. The Tudor period house is constructed of red brick and built around a central courtyard. Compton House was erected by Sir William Compton c1520, allegedly on the site of an earlier Tudor building. The early 16th century house is now considered one of the best examples of the picturesque irregular Early Tudor style in England. In 1572, Elizabeth I stayed in the house. In 1617 James I spent a night at the house. Compton was also visited by Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon during the early years of the king's reign. Over the entrance the Royal Arms of England are supported by the dragon and greyhound of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Today, Compton is the home of Lady Tracy and Spencer Compton. In the nearby village, the couple have a pub-hotel called The Falcon they own and run together. Wynates is the birthplace and burial place of Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, considered to be the second Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Compton Wynyates was also the inspiration for Croft Manor in the Tomb Raider series. About the Host: Emma Rutland, The Duchess of Rutland, did not always stride the halls of stately homes. Born Emma Watkins, the Duchess grew up the daughter of a Quaker farmer, in the Welsh marsh countryside. She trained as an opera singer in the Guildhall School of Music, and worked as a successful interior designer before meeting her future husband David Manners, the 11th Duke of Rutland, at a dinner party. Their marriage in 1992 would transform Emma Watkins into the 11th Duchess of Rutland, thrusting her into the world of aristocracy, and handing her the responsibility of one of the nation's great treasures: Belvoir Castle. While simultaneously running the day to day operations of the castle, and raising five children, The Duchess became fascinated with the history and importance of the other stately homes of the UK. Join The Duchess as she embarks on a wonderful journey through time, to learn more about the incredible homes that have defined Great Britain and, most importantly, meet the other extraordinary women who work tirelessly behind their doors to preserve their history and magic for future generations. Resources: To find out more about our sponsor CircleDNA, visit their website https://circledna.com/en-us/ (here) To learn more about Abercrombie & Kent, visit their website...