CNN 10 – September 27, 2019

CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: On the last day
of the work week there`s a saying we have and it goes a little something like Fridays
are awesome. I didn`t happen to mention that last week but
you reminded me. I`m Carl Azuz, welcome to CNN 10. Our coverage on this last Friday of
September starts with a whistleblower or at least a
report from one. We don`t know the identity of the whistleblower, the person who made
the complaint about recent events concerning U.S. President Donald
Trump. We know the controversy started with a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and we featured
a detailed explanation on that in yesterday`s show. You can find it at The complaint was declassified Thursday morning
which allowed the public to see it and in it the whistleblower accuses President Trump
of abusing his power by pressuring a foreign country to investigate
former U.S. Vice- President Joe Biden, who`s one of President Trump`s main political rivals
for next years election. The whistleblower, the person who made the complaint to U.S. intelligence officials,
says he or she was not a direct witness to most of the events in the complaint but that
it was put together from information that came from more than
six other U.S. officials. The whistleblower also says that in the days after the phone
call, the White House tried to lock down to keep secret all
records of it though earlier this week it released a summary of the call. Yesterday, the acting Director of National
Intelligence Joseph McGuire appeared in a public hearing with the House Intelligence
Committee. He said everything from the complaint itself
to the way it was handled by U.S. government officials was done legally. The White House
called the complaint a quote “collection of third hand
accounts of events and cobbled together press clippings all of which shows nothing improper”.
But Democrats called it a roadmap to their investigation
into whether President Trump committed a crime, he could be removed from office for, that`s
a big question in all of this. What is the U.S.
Constitution say? (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is presidential impeachment?
Impeachment is a trial without a judge or jury or prosecutor but instead politicians
accuse, prosecute and stand in judgment of another
politician. In impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives is the investigator
and prosecutor. The Senate is the judge and the
jury. It takes 67 votes to convict and only 34 to acquit. So we`ve had exactly two impeachments
both of which resulted in acquittals. Andrew Johnson
was impeached for actions that were really more political at the time than criminal.
Then of course, President Clinton was the last president impeached.
He was charged with perjury and obstruction. When the Senate impeaches and removes a judge,
they`re just removing one person`s appointed official. When the Senate impeaches and removes
a president, they`re undoing the votes of millions.
There`s a lot of debate about what is an impeachable offense. The Constitution says treason, bribery, and high crimes and misdemeanors.
In other parts of the Constitution, like the arrest clause, the framers list treason, felony,
or breech of the peace. The framers knew what
kind of language they were using. If they intended for the president to be removed for
any crime at all, they would have put that in the text. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. The first known windmills
were utilized in what country? Persia, Egypt, India or China. As long ago as 500 A.D., Persians used windmills for grinding grain and pumping
water. Today wind power is one of the fastest growing
sources of energy on the planet. It`s renewable as long as the sun keeps a shining and the
wind keeps blowing. It`s generally affordable for
consumers after it`s set up and it doesn`t pollute the air, but it has its downsides.
It takes a lot of money up front to pay for a wind farm.
The best wind sites are often far away from the homes and businesses that need the energy
and wind turbines can kill birds and other wildlife.
They can also be noisy and unattractive to look at unless of course they`re built far
out at sea. That costs substantially more than building
them on land and it gives workers the opportunity to live a very unique if remote lifestyle. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you look at the surface
area that this wind farm covers, it`s 40 by 15 kilometers. Each turbine is about 100 meters
tall and the blades are 75 meters each so the total
area that the blades cover is bigger than a millennium wheel. One rotation of this turbine
can power an average home for about one day. Because
we are so far off shore for this project, we figured that it would be best to have the
whole crew working here, living together on one platform.
So the site management, normally based onshore is actually based offshore at the moment.
That is around, on average, 100 plus people on this
offshore hotel. That`s what it is. The GMS (ph) endeavor that`s accommodation
check up and that`s the vessel with legs so it can actually jack itself out of the water.
It lowers it`s legs onto the sea bed and pushes further and
then the vessel comes out of the water. Then there is a stable platform. I mean look around
you? This is our – – this is our open office, right?
Open office 2.0. That`s – – that`s where we are now for the people who work and live and
sleep here, they are all on a two week on, two week off
rotation. There is a cinema, there`s high-speed internet. There is a gym. There is a great
kitchen. There`s a lounge room, a (inaudible) office.
For some people, I think it`s better than being at home. A lot of them stay on board
of this vessel to do the planning for the day and the other
guys they sail out. They`ll go to various locations. Homesey (ph) One is the biggest offshore wind
farm that anyone has ever built. What we`re actually building is 174 enormous turbines.
We`re spacing them out over 400 square kilometers
of sea bed and between each turbine and the next turbine there is a cable all buried into
the seabed and all these cables from all these turbines.
They all go into each substation from where the electricity then goes into the national
grids and from there it goes into people`s homes. On
the drawback of having turbines offshore is you need to get there and when there`s a lot
of winds that`s why we built them here. There`s a lot of waves
and when there`s a lot of waves you can`t get with a vessel to a turbine. For any helicopter flights that you undertake
over land can basically just step in but when you fly (inaudible) or offshore you need to
do a circle. You would set the helicopter on the water
escape training where you train what to do when a helicopter lands in water and maybe
rotates you. It`s about a weeks training that you need to go
through to be fully certified to work here. Flying out from shore to on the – – it`s a
gift every time. It`s a present going to work. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: Summer may have officially ended on
Monday but in many parts of the world, it`s still warm enough to do this. And in Malaysia,
it`s always warm enough to take a ride on the world`s
longest inner tube water slide. It just received the Guinness World Record. It`s more than
3,600 feet long which is approaching three quarters of a mile.
You take a cable car chair lift to get to the top and it takes four minutes to get from
start to finish. You can watch part of a movie in that amount
of time. Consider “Sliderman”, “Slidizen Kane”, “Islide Out”, “Slideways”, “The Slider House Rules”, “Slide and Prejudice”, “The Slide
of the Yankees”, “Seven Slides for Seven Brothers”, “West Slide Story”, “His Girl Sliday”, “Bonnie
and Slide” and of course there`s also the “Shape
of Water”, “Water Birds”, “Gravity” and “Jaws” which would make one “exsliding” trip. I`m
Carl Azuz. Have a great weekend from all of us here at

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