All posts tagged: Hear

‘All day you hear bombs’: on Israel’s northern border as war with Hezbollah looms | Israel

‘All day you hear bombs’: on Israel’s northern border as war with Hezbollah looms | Israel

[ad_1] Beneath the 800-bed Galilee medical centre in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya, treatment is being conducted in an underground complex beneath the hospital. About 7km from the border with Lebanon, a frontier visible from the hospital’s car park and already under threat from Hezbollah’s missiles and explosive drones, the doctors are aware that in the event of an escalating war their facility will be on the frontline. Beneath exposed pipe work, on bare concrete floors with little in the way of comfort or privacy, a warren of busy wards and surgical units has been established. Boxes of supplies are piled head high in gloomy corridors lit by artificial light. A suite equipped with monitors and screens will act as the nerve centre in the event of a full-scale war between Israel and Hezbollah, a prospect that looms ever larger amid rising hostilities and exchanges of fire across the border. On the backs of chairs are hi-vis jackets, describing the roles that will be required, including “mass casualty coordinator”. In charge of the emergency …

Georgia appeals court will hear Trump bid to disqualify D.A. Fani Willis in election case

Georgia appeals court will hear Trump bid to disqualify D.A. Fani Willis in election case

[ad_1] Fani Willis, the district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, photographed on Sept. 20, 2022, and former President Donald Trump, photographed on Aug. 8, 2023. Scott Eisen | Getty Images A Georgia appeals court Wednesday agreed to hear a bid by Donald Trump to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the former president’s criminal election interference case. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee in March declined to remove Willis from the criminal case following revelations that she was engaged in a romantic relationship with a member of her legal team. Trump is charged in the case with illegally attempting to overturn his loss to President Joe Biden in Georgia’s 2020 election. There is currently no trial date set in the case. Trump attorney Steve Sadow in a statement said the former president is looking forward to telling the appeals court “why the case should be dismissed and Fulton County DA Willis should be disqualified for her misconduct in this unjustified, unwarranted political persecution.” The decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals to …

‘They hear a bang at the door and it’s the Home Office’: threat of being ‘disappeared’ haunts asylum seekers amid Rwanda crackdown | Immigration and asylum

‘They hear a bang at the door and it’s the Home Office’: threat of being ‘disappeared’ haunts asylum seekers amid Rwanda crackdown | Immigration and asylum

[ad_1] At 2.37pm on Thursday, news that a man had “disappeared” rippled through London’s raid-resistance WhatsApp groups. The asylum seeker had walked into the Home Office immigration reporting centre in Hounslow, west London, for a routine appointment, as many people seeking refuge in Britain are required to do. His brother waited outside. But the man did not come out. Ten minutes passed, then 20, then an hour, then three. The brother waiting outside went in, and came out with bad news: his sibling had been detained and told he faced being deported to Rwanda. Calls for help went out on social media. “URGENT! Eaton House has news someone is detained so a van will be trying to leave WE NEED NUMBERS NOW!!” one person wrote. If they were going to stop the man being taken to an immigration removal centre – where he could be held for months before being placed on a deportation flight – protesters were needed urgently. At at hotel housing asylum seekers in Peckham, south-east London, hundreds had already gathered with …

“As he sees fit”: Trump lays out the stakes — and the media is starting to hear his message

“As he sees fit”: Trump lays out the stakes — and the media is starting to hear his message

[ad_1] The election stakes are as stark as they’re simple: Law and order to ensure freedom versus lawlessness and disorder without freedom. That message screams aloud from the pages of TIME Magazine’s most recent cover story, “How far would Trump go?” It’s based on interviews with Trump and others close to him, including a full transcript and fact-check. The most chilling example of what is at stake this fall is the devastation of women’s right to privacy and reproductive freedom. Trump “would let red states monitor women’s pregnancies and prosecute those who violate abortion bans.” A scenario that gruesomely echoes The Handmaid’s Tale.  Doubt he means it? He’s already bragged about his role in overturning Roe v. Wade. Now he’s endorsing the next governmental invasion of women’s bodies.  It’s not only abortion rights he’s after. All the individual freedoms our Constitution guarantees are at risk if we hand power to someone intent on being a dictator “on Day One.” As the eminent historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat tweeted Tuesday, “Trump has been conditioning Americans for years to desire …

Jurors Hear Closing Arguments in Landmark Case Alleging Abuse at New Hampshire Youth Center

Jurors Hear Closing Arguments in Landmark Case Alleging Abuse at New Hampshire Youth Center

[ad_1] BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in a landmark case seeking to hold the state of New Hampshire accountable for abuse at its youth detention center. The plaintiff, David Meehan, went to police in 2017 and sued the state three years later alleging he was brutally beaten, raped and held in solitary confinement at the Youth Development Center in the 1990s. Since then, 11 former state workers have been arrested and more than 1,100 other former residents have filed lawsuits alleging physical, sexual and emotional abuse spanning six decades. Meehan’s lawyer David Vicinanzo told jurors that an award upwards of $200 million would be reasonable — $1 million for each alleged sexual assault. He argued that the state’s clear negligence encouraged a culture of abuse marked by pervasive brutality, corruption and a code of silence. “They still don’t get it,” Vicinanzo said. “They don’t understand the power they had, they don’t understand how they abused their power and they don’t care. But the state’s lawyer said Meehan’s case relied on “conjecture …

Kharkiv has been under intense Russian aerial attack for years. We hear about life on the ground

Kharkiv has been under intense Russian aerial attack for years. We hear about life on the ground

[ad_1] War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical – and tell you what you need to know to stay updated. With over 70 million listens, our Ukraine: The Latest podcast is your go-to source for all the latest analysis, live reaction and correspondents reporting on the ground. We have been broadcasting ever since the full-scale invasion began. Ukraine: The Latest’s regular contributors are: David Knowles David is Head of Audio Development at The Telegraph, where he has worked for over three years. He has reported from across Ukraine during the full-scale invasion.  Dominic Nicholls Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at The Telegraph, having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.  [ad_2] Source link

RIP Paul Auster: Hear the Master of the Postmodern Page-Turner Discuss How He Became a Writer

RIP Paul Auster: Hear the Master of the Postmodern Page-Turner Discuss How He Became a Writer

[ad_1] In the Louisiana Chan­nel inter­view clip from 2017 above, the late Paul Auster tells the sto­ry of how he became a writer. Its first episode had appeared more than twen­ty years ear­li­er, in a New York­er piece titled “Why Write?”: “I was eight years old. At that moment in my life, noth­ing was more impor­tant to me than base­ball.” After the first big-league game he ever went to see, the New York Giants ver­sus the Mil­wau­kee Braves at the Polo Grounds, he came face-to-face with a leg­end-to-be named Willie Mays. “I man­aged to keep my legs mov­ing in his direc­tion and then, mus­ter­ing every ounce of my courage, I forced some words out of my mouth. ‘Mr. Mays,’ I said, ‘could I please have your auto­graph?’ ” Mays says yes, but there was a prob­lem: “I didn’t have a pen­cil, so I asked my father if I could bor­row his. He didn’t have one, either. Nor did my moth­er. Nor, as it turned out, did any of the oth­er grownups.” Even­tu­al­ly, the young Auster’s idol “turned …

More than 16,000 hear the gospel at Christian event in Mexico as border crisis continutes

More than 16,000 hear the gospel at Christian event in Mexico as border crisis continutes

[ad_1] Atlanta pastor Michael Youssef travels from U.S., joins Mexican churches to bring message of hope ATLANTA–  Atlanta pastor and international evangelist Michael Youssef traveled to Veracruz, Mexico this weekend, bringing a message of hope and encouragement to record crowds. Drawing 16,480 people, the Come & See Veracruz Weekend Celebration was the largest Christian event in the region in over 20 years. “The people of Mexico are living in uncertain and fearful times. There is so much turmoil, both political and spiritual, in this country,” explained Youssef. “We were able to share to the many thousands that attended that only true peace can be found in Jesus Christ.” It was a message that struck home for many, as 1,439 responded to the invitation to put their faith in Jesus Christ. The number includes more than 700 children. “We go where we are called by God,” Youssef continued, “and after seeing so much upheaval at the US-Mexico border, we felt that the good news of Jesus was desperately needed in Mexico.” Dr. Michael Youssef is the …

ICJ to hear Mexico’s dispute with Ecuador: All you need to know | The Hague News

ICJ to hear Mexico’s dispute with Ecuador: All you need to know | The Hague News

[ad_1] It is the latest escalation in a long-simmering diplomatic feud: On Tuesday and Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to hear a case brought by Mexico against Ecuador over alleged violations of international law. At the heart of the case lies the controversial decision to storm Mexico’s Embassy in Quito. On April 5, Ecuadorian police scaled the embassy’s fence and burst through its doors to arrest Jorge Glas, a former vice president twice convicted of corruption. He had been sheltering in Mexico’s Embassy since December. His arrest, however, came just hours after Mexico offered him political asylum — and warned Ecuador against any intervention in that process. The police raid on Mexico’s Embassy prompted widespread outcry, with many experts seeing it as a violation of international law, which protects embassies from the interference of local law enforcement. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador also reacted with indignation over the raid, condemning it as a violation of Mexican sovereignty. The ICJ will weigh his country’s demand that Ecuador be suspended from the …