35 Burst results for "2 Months"
A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | SEC Chair Faces Harsh Questions as Ether Spot ETF Proposals Hit Delays
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Thursday, September 28th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, CoinDesk collaborator and author of the Crypto's Macro Noun newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about Ether ETFs, SEC confusion, and more. So you don't miss an episode. Be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice. And just a reminder, CoinDesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Well, Bitcoin has been busy over the past 24 hours. After that nice run -up yesterday that I thought was a sign of strong investor support, the Bitcoin price rapidly fell back down again. It has been climbing since, however. At 10 a .m. Eastern time, it was more or less flat, trading at $26 ,532. Depending on what happens over the next couple of days, Bitcoin could break the trend of negative performance in September. The ninth month is typically a weak one for crypto's leading asset, delivering negative returns over the past six Septembers. Bitcoin's average performance for the month is almost negative 5%. As of this morning, however, the asset price is up more than 2 % month to date. That kind of a break in the trend would be welcome news. In Ether, interesting things are happening. Like Bitcoin, it climbed yesterday and then fell back, only to start climbing again, but with a more consistent slope, suggesting a steadier over the past 24 hours. Relative to Bitcoin, Ether has notably outperformed over the past week, climbing two tenths of a percent versus Bitcoin's drop of 2 .3%. This could be due to the likely listing next week of the first Ether futures ETFs, which could boost demand and market volume. I'll talk more about this in a moment. In traditional markets, US stocks closed more less flat yesterday, rising in the second half to recover early losses. Over the past 10 days, the S &P 500 is down more than 4 .3%, the steepest 10 -day drop since March. You may remember that March was banking stress month. Investors are rattled by the surge in 10 -year Treasury yields, which yesterday rose above 4 .6 % for the first time since October 2007. The rising rates are investors for three main reasons. One, there's the patterns last seen just before the great financial crisis of 2007 -2008. Two, there's also the impact on company earnings. An article in the Financial Times this morning pointed out that interest expenses for the S &P 600 small cap index hit a record high in the latest batch of second quarter earnings. And 30 % of companies in the S &P 500 are now trading at a higher rate. Reason three, there's the message the market is sending. This is that it expects rates to remain higher for longer. This is likely to keep the dollar strong and inflict more pain on global markets. In Europe, stock indices have been taking a breather from their recent drops, with most showing moderate gains so far today. Over the past month, however, the Euro Stoxx 50, which tracks Eurozone blue chips, is down over 4 .3%. An index of Eurozone economic sentiment released this morning showed a fifth consecutive monthly drop in September. Inflation expectations rose. In commodities, oil prices continued their climb in the face of fears of supply shortages. The Brent crude benchmark rose above $96 per barrel for the first time this year this morning and is now almost 6 .5 % above its level a year ago. However, the market is signalling that this could abate soon. The prices of futures contracts six months out is lower. This suggests a scramble for spot delivery. In other words, oil now and not later. This has been most likely triggered by reports of reserve drawdowns in the US and the need in many areas to build up stocks as winter approaches. Moving over to gold, after a brief attempt at a recovery earlier today, gold slumped back to its support at $1 ,874 per ounce. Like Bitcoin, gold is holding up surprisingly well given the strength of the dollar and of real yields, which are yields adjusted for inflation. Gold normally moves inversely to real yields. When these are high, gold is less attractive as it doesn't produce an income. As measured by the 10 -year Treasury inflation -protected securities, real yields are at their highest since 2009. The last time they were at these levels, gold was roughly half the price it is today. One key macro data point to watch out for is the US Personal Consumption Expenditures Index, or the PCE. This is the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge as it measures goods and services bought by all US households and non -profits, while the CPI only measures purchases by urban households. Tomorrow morning Eastern Time, we get the latest data for August expected to show an uptick. This will largely be due to higher energy prices. Stripping out higher energy and food prices gives us the core PCE index growth, which is what the Fed focuses on. This is forecast to show a continued downtrend. Remember, though, that August's core CPI grew by slightly more month -on -month than expected, so there may be a negative surprise tomorrow as well. This will be relevant for interest rate expectations. Stubborn inflation means that rates will remain, and you've heard this before, higher for longer. Stay tuned, after the break we'll take a look at more SEC frustration and at the likely listing of Ether futures ETFs.
A highlight from Crypto Update | SEC Chair Faces Harsh Questions as Ether Spot ETF Proposals Hit Delays
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Thursday, September 28th, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. My name is Noelle Acheson, CoinDesk collaborator and author of the Crypto's Macro Noun newsletter on Substack. On today's show, we're talking about Ether ETFs, SEC confusion, and more. So you don't miss an episode. Be sure to follow the podcast on your platform of choice. And just a reminder, CoinDesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Now, a markets roundup. Well, Bitcoin has been busy over the past 24 hours. After that nice run -up yesterday that I thought was a sign of strong investor support, the Bitcoin price rapidly fell back down again. It has been climbing since, however. At 10 a .m. Eastern time, it was more or less flat, trading at $26 ,532. Depending on what happens over the next couple of days, Bitcoin could break the trend of negative performance in September. The ninth month is typically a weak one for crypto's leading asset, delivering negative returns over the past six Septembers. Bitcoin's average performance for the month is almost negative 5%. As of this morning, however, the asset price is up more than 2 % month to date. That kind of a break in the trend would be welcome news. In Ether, interesting things are happening. Like Bitcoin, it climbed yesterday and then fell back, only to start climbing again, but with a more consistent slope, suggesting a steadier over the past 24 hours. Relative to Bitcoin, Ether has notably outperformed over the past week, climbing two tenths of a percent versus Bitcoin's drop of 2 .3%. This could be due to the likely listing next week of the first Ether futures ETFs, which could boost demand and market volume. I'll talk more about this in a moment. In traditional markets, US stocks closed more less flat yesterday, rising in the second half to recover early losses. Over the past 10 days, the S &P 500 is down more than 4 .3%, the steepest 10 -day drop since March. You may remember that March was banking stress month.
A highlight from Eric Diaz's Journey From the University of Georgia to Coaching Rising American Alex Michelsen
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. We are here with Eric Diaz. You remember the name? Eric is son of Manny Diaz, coach of Alex Mickelson, Werner Tan, and right now has his own thing called tier one performance out in the Irvine area. Welcome to the show, Eric. How's it going? Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. It's great to be on. Great to be on. So I interviewed your dad probably about 2 months ago. That was, you know, we were poking fun about him redshirting Ethan Quinn, you know, not choosing not to play Ethan Quinn later. You know he wins NCAA the next year. It was kind of like, what were you thinking, right? Yeah, one of those tough ones. Oh yeah, it was kind of like, did you think he wasn't ready? Was he, did he think he wasn't ready? Like, you know, you probably could have won NCAA twice. That kind of thing but you obviously came from good tennis pedigree. So, I guess the first obvious question was what was it like growing up with your dad being Manny? You know, because I, it's hard not to take work home, right? Let's just put it that way. You're a tennis coach and a child of a tennis dad. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I think anybody that's been in tennis for a long time knows it's kind of a lifestyle a little bit. You know, there's definitely being the tennis coach and kind of, you know, working toward things but it's also, I don't know, the sport takes so much of you that sometimes, you know, it just feels like, you know, it's second nature. It's kind of a part of it. So, I mean, growing up in Athens, growing up around Dan McGill Complex was always a treat. That was back when NCAA's were kind of always hosted in Athens. So, I got to watch, you know, all the college greats. I grew up watching the Bryan brothers get, you know, sadly then they were kind of pegging some of our guys in doubles matches but, you know, it was really cool being able to sit court side, watch those guys and then, you know, be able to watch them on TV a little bit later. Really cool. Really cool experience growing up. Now, from a junior career, did your dad coach you your whole career or did he hire private coaches to sort of teach you technique? Because I know, you know, coaching at a program like UGA, it is very demanding and sometimes the children of the tennis coach lose out to the actual players and the people who are paying. So, did he coach you? How was that? You know, he coached me. I think he tried to coach me but at the same time, he also didn't want to put too much pressure on me to like, you know, really play tennis and go in. So, he kind of let it be my own thing. I started, I actually went to Athens Country Club, great little spot on the outside of Athens. Alan Miller was the main coach there. So, he helped me out a lot. He actually, he was on my dad's first, you know, assistant coaching team where they won a national title. I think he paired with Ola who now obviously has been with USGA for a while. I think they played doubles and I think they won a doubles title as well. So, I think Alan was a part of the first team championship and then he was also, you know, he won a doubles title there too. I think he might have won two. So, I spent a lot of time around him which was also, it was really cool. You know, it was a guy who was a part of the Georgia tennis family. Athens is really tight -knit like that and so it's special to be a part of that family both, I guess, through blood and through, you know, the alumni. It's cool. Now, let me ask you, did you ever consider going anywhere else, right? I mean, successful junior career, one of the top players in the nation, tons of options. You know, it could be like, you know, there's always sort of the, oh, his dad's going to give him a scholarship, right? You saw with Ben Shelton, you know, Brian Shelton. Obviously, he's going to look out for his kid. Did you ever aspire to like go to another top program or UCLA or Texas or Florida? I think growing up, you know, because I got to see all those teams play. You know, I remember in 1999, I looked up this guy who, he played number one for UCLA. I don't know, this guy showed up. I'm a little kid and he had half of his head was blue and the other half was gold and, you know, UCLA was firing it up. They were really good at the time. I remember that was my dad's first national title in 99. And, you know, ever since then, I really, you know, I looked up to the guys. Every now and then, I got to sneak on to a little travel trip and, you know, I got to see what it was like. But, I mean, for me, it was always Georgia. I thought Athens was a special place, you know, getting to see the crowds that they get there and being able to kind of just see the atmosphere of everybody caring about each other. You know, it was cool looking at other teams. You know, the Brian brothers had the cool Reebok shoes, you know, the UCLA guy with the different hair. But at the end of the day, it was always the dogs. It was always Georgia. So, I was really lucky when I got to be a part of that team and I got to kind of wear the G that, you know, through my junior years, I was always wearing it, you know, but I guess it was a little bit different when you're actually, you know, on the team and representing. I think it's a different feeling. Yeah. So, if you didn't go into tennis, what else would you be doing? Like, you know, I didn't, you know, I'm obviously coaching now, but I didn't go right into coaching. I went to work into pharmaceuticals like marketing, sales, you know, finance. It's always, I always find it interesting to say if I wasn't coaching, I got my degree, I would be doing this. Yeah. You know, if I was a little bit more prone, I think to just loving schoolwork and loving studying, you know, everybody's always told me that I would make a pretty good lawyer just because I'm a bit of a contrarian. I like to argue. I like to challenge everybody that's kind of around me. So, I'm always looking for a good argument. So, I'll go with that. Everybody's always told me, you know, maybe you should have been a lawyer. You argue a Hey, lot. well, I'm sure, I'm sure your tennis parents, right? The parents of the academy probably don't like that one, right? They like to be in control. They have the last say and be contrarian. A lot of the time they do. A lot of the time they do. Yeah. So, you're sort of like stepping out, right? Out of the shadow and you're now on the west coast out there in the with Irvine area tier one performance and quite honestly, making your own name. I know you've had opportunity to coach Alex Mickelson as well as, you know, Lerner, Tan who are both like doing real well, both like main draw this year at US Open. Tell me about the process of moving way west. Yeah. And starting your own thing. Well, you know, it kind of started with, you know, I took that leap and I moved away from home for, you know, the first time because obviously being born and raised and going to school at UGA. I took my first chance and I went to Boise State and I worked under Greg Patton for a year who I'd heard great things about and, you know, all were true. He's a great guy. I thought it was a fantastic experience. So, I did that for a year and then over the summer, the UGA swim coach's son that I kind of grew up with, he was in Newport and so I kind of came to visit and then, you know, all of a sudden the opportunity to be coaching out here, you know, came about and, you know, I did my due diligence a little bit. You know, I looked at the old tennis recruiting pages and, you know, I'm looking at all the talent over the last like 20 years and, you know, statistically, you look at the list and you're like, okay, you know, if I'm in this area and I give myself, you know, the right opportunities and I, you know, learn how to coach properly, you know, I feel like I've had some pretty good experience from some good mentors. You know, then I kind of thought, you know, okay, maybe I can kind of control my own destiny out here a little bit and, you know, over time, it's taken a lot but, you know, over time, I feel like I did get myself some pretty decent opportunities. So, when you first laid eyes on Mickelson, how old was he? He was 12. He was coming out to some point place. It was the first place I kind of rented courts. It was this old rundown beat up club but beautiful. There were some trees there. Nobody wanted it. The courts were kind of run down and everyone's like, oh no, nothing there and I was like, I'll take it. So, you know, it gave me space. It gave me courts. It gave me the ability to kind of try and market. I made things cheap so I could get a lot of kids out there and try and get a competitive environment going and luckily, you know, had a good bit of talent out there where, you know, the kids kind of attracted the kids and I was this young coach, 23, 24 and, you know, over time, you know, people started to kind of gain trust and realize, you know, this guy isn't that bad. So, you know, over time, it kind of, you know, worked in my favor and, you know, everything kind of worked out. I eventually switched clubs to a nicer one and, you know, you move up. You earn your stripes. Now, when you saw him, did you initially see, you know, like super talent because he won our ADK this summer and, you know, it was full of Steve Johnson, Su -Woo Kwong. It was Ethan Quinn. It was other names, right? Kanee Shakuri. And Alex, okay, you know, he got the USTA wildcard. He's a young kid. You know what I mean? Like, sort of under the radar and then he wins the whole tournament in finals Newport on the grass like a week later. So, did you see it right away? Was he like a typical kind of 12 -year -old throwing his racket, having tantrums? What was he like at 12? Alex has always turned on tantrums. But, you know, when he was 12, he was good. But, you know, I'll be honest, there were a handful of kids out there that, you know, Kyle Kang, who's had a lot of success. I saw him. Sebastian Goresney, who Alex won doubles with. There were a handful of others and, I mean, Alex, they were, he was good. If I thought that he would be this good, you know, at this point, I think I'd I don't think I saw that. But, you know, you definitely see that this kid's capable of playing at a pretty good level while he's young. And then, you know, as the years kind of go and then as you sort of see him and his personality kind of develop, you kind of recognize, you know, this, you know, this isn't too normal of a 16, 17, 18 -year -old kid. And then, you know, sure enough, eventually the results followed, which was pretty fun to watch. Yeah, I mean, I felt it was interesting because he was here with like his friend. Yeah. You know, not even like a coach, trainer, physio, nothing. Like him and his homeboy. Yeah. He didn't look like he played tennis. You know what I mean? So, yeah, it was like, it was interesting to show up without, you know, completing against guys who are here with like coaching that they're paying six -figure salaries and who are scouting, right? And for him to kind of move through the draw, honestly, I mean, you know, maybe he split sets once. Yeah. It was actually really interesting. He's an extremely competitive kid. And so, you know, throughout the last few years kind of as we've traveled to some events and as he's gone to some like by himself, you know, the whole understanding is, okay, how well do you really understand, you know, your day -to -day process? How well are you able to, you know, nowadays, you know, with challengers, everything you can stream, you can watch. So, you know, both myself and, you know, Jay, the other coach that's here and helping him out, you know, we watch, we communicate. But, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it was one of those big decisions, okay, are you going to go to college or are you going to go pro? And he's kind of weighing those two things. And it's, you know, if you really think you want to be a pro, show me. And so it's one of those things, luckily, when he's young, you know, you have the, you know, it's kind of freedom. If he loses some matches, okay, you're young. If, you know, you win some matches, okay, great. You're young. So it's one of those things where, you know, we really kind of wanted to see, you know, what he's able to do sort of on his own. How well can he manage emotionally? How well can he, you know, create some game plans and stick to his day -to -day routines? And he, I would say he passed. And did he officially turn pro? He officially turned pro, yeah. Yeah. So I know UGA was going to be where he was going. I know he was undecided this summer, but UGA was going to, was there a little bit of an inside man kind of happening here, right? You know, I mean, you know, I think that, you know, I'll definitely say, I think he had some exposure to hearing about, you know, some Georgia greatness. I think that for sure. But, you know, I'll say it was his decision. Ultimately, I tried to not put too much pressure or expectation on where he was going to go. You know, I think Georgia has a lot to offer. So I think, you gone that route, I think it would be, you know, I don't think we can really fail if, you know, you're going and you're trying to be a tennis player and that's a place you choose. I think it's a pretty good place. Now tell us about Lerner Tan. I'll admit as a player that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch too much. I had not watched him in the challenges at all. But was he also sort of in the program at a young age or did he just sort of come later on? My partner actually, you know, kind of helped him when he was young because Levitt Jay used to be incorporated at Carson, which was kind of where Lerner kind of had his, you know, beginnings. He was a little bit more, I guess I'll say, you know, his talent was Federation spotted, I guess you could say as to where Alex was kind of, you know, the guy on the outside a little figuring his own way. Lerner was kind of the guy that everybody kind of thought was, you know, the guy. Right. And so, you know, it's been fun kind of watching him, you know, see his transition, you know, from juniors to now, you know, kind of becoming, you know, the top of juniors, you know, winning Kalamazoo the last two years and his transition. It's been fun to see. So, you know, I've seen a lot of him out of the last, you know, two and a half to three years. So it's been, it's definitely been a different transition. I feel like, you know, it's a little bit fire and ice there. You know, Alex is the fiery one screaming a good bit and Lerner is the silent killer. So it's, they're definitely different, which I think, you know, is pretty refreshing and it's kind of cool to see them both have success in their own accord. So tell us about Tier 1 then. So how many courts, obviously you grew up, I mean, like, you know, I started in the park years ago, right? In Chicago Park, right? And now I got 27 courts. But tell us about Tier 1 performance now. Where are you? How many courts do you now have? How many kids are you serving? Yeah, we're in Newport Beach right now, which is great. Weather's nice. We have, right now, we're running our program out of only five ports. It's not that big. You know, we take a lot of pride in just kind of being individually, you know, development based. I feel like if you're in our program, you're going to have, you know, a good bit of time from the coaches. You're probably going to have a chance to hit with some of the top guys. We try to be really selective with who we kind of have. Just because in Southern California, it's really difficult to, you know, get your hands on a ton of courts. There's so many people in tennis. There's only a few clubs now. You know, pickleball, even at our club right now, you know, pickleball is booming. You know, so many people are playing. It's keeping clubs alive, which, you know, I think is nice. But at the same time, I would love to see, you know, a lot of tennis courts and tennis opportunity. But, you know, it is what it is. Yeah, man, pickleball is definitely taking over. You see clubs getting rid of one court, two courts, and they think that it's not that big of an impact. But I mean, two courts really makes a difference in terms of being able to spread kids out, get them more time, get more balls and more balls at the time. But it's, you know, I think in tennis, if we want to fight them off, we've got to market better and we've got to grow, right? They're in this growth sort of stage and we're sort of stagnant, you know, so it's not like we're not leaving the club with a lot of choices other than to diversify, you know what I mean? Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So, let me ask you that. So, you've obviously had two kids that are going on. What do you tell that next parent, whose kid's 14, right, may get to see learner Alex come to the academy and number one, they want to homeschool, right, or ask you whether or not they should homeschool or B, you know, whether or not they should choose to go to college or, you know, turn pro. How are you advising parents? Because I get the question all the time. Should we homeschool, right? Should we do whatever? And I always, you know, the answer is always, it depends. Yeah. But what would be your answer in terms of homeschooling to train? Well, look, I definitely think that if your primary goal is to be a tennis player and I think, you know, if you're an athlete and that's kind of what you want to do, I think there's a lot of benefit in homeschooling just because, you know, it enables you to travel. You know, if I get to the ITF level, you know, I need to be able to travel. Those tournaments start on Monday and they go through Friday. So, you know, if I'm in a regular school, if I'm a high school kid, you know, that's a pretty difficult life for me to be able to justify or to, you know, be able to get my excused absences and stuff like that. You know, we're definitely big. You know, if you show me a 14 and under kid and I feel like I had pretty good experience in this just because I saw a lot of kids from the age of 12 to 14, you know, I got to see an entire kind of generation out of SoCal and a lot of them were pretty good. You know, the one thing I think, you know, when you're 12, 13, 14 years old, I think the primary thing kind of for level, obviously it matters how you're doing it, but I think the primary thing is the repetition. You know, I saw a ton of kids where they had a bunch of practices and I knew that that kid probably, you know, had 30%, 40 % more time than some of the other kids. And, you know, sure enough, that kid is more competent at keeping the ball in play. You know, they're able, you know, they've just seen and touched more balls. So, you know, they're going to make more balls. I think it's a balance. I think it really depends on the parents. I think it really depends on the kid. And I think it depends on the environment that they'll be in if they are going to be homeschooled. You know, I will say that, you know, we've had a handful of kids kind of switch from high school to homeschooled and they're in our program. But I feel like there's still strong social aspects in our program. You know, all the boys are tight. They compete a lot. They, you know, I feel like they get their social, you know, they go to lunch. And just kind of our standards are really high. I think this past year we had five kids that graduated that all went to IVs. So, you know, it's totally possible whether you're homeschooled or whether you're in school, I think, to, you know, kind of pursue academic excellence. I think, you know, just because you're doing one thing and not the other, I don't think that that necessarily, you know, takes that away from you. I think tennis can open a ton of doors. And I think I kind of, you know, we've kind of seen that in the last few years. I've seen a lot more tennis kids choosing IV ever since 2020, I feel. I feel like the IVs have been pretty hot, especially for some blue chip players, which I think, you know, if you look prior to 2020, I think the percentages took a pretty drastic jump, which is interesting to see. Yeah, you know, it's funny, you know, in some markets you see people playing for the scholarship and in some other markets you see them playing for entrance, right, into the Princeton, the Harvards. And one of the myths, like, I think if you think about basketball or football, right, the better basketball football players are obviously choosing the SEC, right, Pac -12, whatever that is. But in tennis, you know, I think that, you know, your academics and your tennis have to be, like, at the top scale to go, just because you're not like a bad tennis player if you go to Harvard, you know what I mean? Like, the kid that goes to Harvard or makes the team probably could have gone to PCU, right, or Florida or whatever, you know what I mean? And so it is interesting to see the number of people who say, yes, I've spent 30 grand on tennis for the past eight years and I'm still willing to pay for college, right, because I got into Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. But I think it's a big myth where, you know, the United States is so basketball focused, we see Harvard basketball as, like, okay, that's everyone that didn't get chosen by the Illinois, the Wisconsin, the Michigan. And it's not the same, you know what I mean? Yeah, it's different for sure. So when you think about, like, the Ivies, right, you see a lot of kids go to East Coast and you think about, you know, COVID obviously changed something with the home school, you know, sort of situation. People who never considered that it was possible were like, okay, well, we've been living at home for a year and a half and doing online studies, it's not that bad, you know, they're more focused with their time. Did you see more people from families who you thought would not have done it try it post COVID? Yeah, definitely. I think the really popular thing that a lot of people are doing now is kind of a hybrid schedule, which I actually really like a lot. At least in California, I don't know if the schooling system is different everywhere else. I know it was different where I was from. But a lot of these kids, you know, they'll go to school from 8 to 1130 or 8 to 12. And, you know, they have their three hours where, you know, I don't know how they stagger their classes and stuff like that. But I know that pretty much every kid at every school in SoCal is at least able to do this if they so choose. And so they're able to get released around 12 or something. And, you know, they're able to be at afternoon practice and get a full block in. You know, for me, that still enables you to get the hours you need on court and to be able to maintain some of that social. And, you know, if you become, you know, really, really good, I guess, okay, by junior year, maybe you could consider, okay, maybe I should take this a little bit more seriously, maybe I should go full time homeschool. Or, you know, a lot of these kids are in a place where it's, you know, I'm comfortable with my tennis, I like where it's at, I feel like it'll give me opportunity in college. My grades are great. And, you know, maybe that person's a little more academically inclined. And, you know, they want to have a career and they feel like tennis is that great stepping stone. Which I think is a really cool thing about our sport is it just opens a tremendous amount of doors. I feel like if you figure out how to develop and be a good tennis player and how to compete well in tennis, you can you can apply that to almost everything in life. Yeah. So you talk about opening doors, right? When Alex or Lerner were sort of deciding whether to walk through door number one, which is college, or door number two, which is which is obviously turning pro. Right. How did you advise them? You know what I mean? If I say, hey, you know what? Take a couple wildcards. If you went around or two, maybe you go to college. If you win a tournament, maybe you stay out there. If an agency locks you into a deal, right? Then, you know, they normally know what good looks like and they normally have like the ear of the Nike, the Adidas, right? Then you turn pro. What was your advice in terms of if and when, right? Yeah. For those who ask. Well, they were both in different places. I'm gonna start with Lerner cuz he's younger. He actually, you know, did a semester in college. You know, Lerner finished high school, I think, when he was sixteen, sixteen and a half. And so, obviously, your eligibility clock starts, you know, six months after you finish your high school. So, for him, it was, you know, he was so young, he didn't really have much pro experience at that time. You know, he did great things in juniors. You know, he won Kalamazoo. He got his wild card into the men's that year and then, you know, he played a little bit of pro kind of and then, you know, that that January, he went in and and did a semester at USC which I think was a good experience for him socially. He had some eligibility problems which, you know, only let him play about five, six matches toward the end of the year which was kind of disappointing and then, you know, he won Kalamazoo again and so, you know, that was the second trip there and then, you know, by then, he had a little bit more exposure with, you know, agencies and brands and kind of, you know, the stuff that you'd like to see that'll actually give you the financial security to kind of, you know, chase your dream and pass up, you know, the the education, I guess, for the time being. So, you know, I felt like that was really the security was a big was a big thing for him. You know, prior to winning Kalamazoo for the second time, you know, he still had Junior Grand Slams to play. He wasn't playing men's events. So, for him being that age, you know, it was, well, you know, I'm I'm not in a massive rush so why not get a semester in and I think he had a great time. He really liked it. I mean, he he speaks pretty positively about the dual matches. He actually follows college tennis now a little bit more. You know, he will talk about some dual matches which I think is pretty cool and you know, I think it gave him some confidence getting to play for university, getting to represent, you know, seeing that university promotes you. I think there's a lot of benefits there and now, you know, he's got an alumni base. You know, people talk about all, you know, he's a USC Trojan and stuff like that. You know, you see it at all different tournaments. You know, guys are wearing a USC hat and, you know, hey, learner, da da da and you know, I think that that's pretty cool to be a part of, you know, a big family of people who are proud that, you know, they can say they played in the same place and then Alex. Alex was, you know, he was a little old for his grade and he was one that he committed and, you know, the whole time him and learner kind of, you know, talking and, you know, about going pro and da da da da. You know, obviously, it was their dream. You know, I just kept telling Alex, you know, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear it until, you know, it's a real problem and so, you know, he gets to 400 in the world and, you know, it's what you do. You get to 400. You know, it's good but at the end of the day, you know, you're not, your life's not changing because you're 400 in the world. You know, so he's 400 in the world and he's, you know, saying stuff to me and I'm like, I could not care less you're going to college and then it was, you know, this was probably in January, February, you know, he starts to kind of do a little bit better and I think at that point, I recognized that he was better than a lot of the guys kind of at the challenger level. You know, just from my perspective, I was seeing kind of what it was, what it was to be 300, what it was to be 200 and I think at that point, like February, March, I fully knew that he was good enough to be there and to be winning those matches but at the same time, you know, having financial security, having set, you know, all of those factors that kind of go into whether I'm going to pass up my education and go pro. You know, it's a big decision and so I remember we were putting it off. I just said, you know, nothing till US Open. I was like, we're not, we're not talking about college till US Open. I said, you know, when we get to US Open, you finish US Open, you have that exposure, you know, we see what happens in those two weeks and then, you know, then we'll kind of make a decision but until then, like, don't even think about it. Don't talk about it. Don't care. You're going to school and I think that mentality really helped him kind of just play free. He was, you know, I'm not playing to go pro. I'm trying to do my job in school, finish my high school. I'm going to tournaments, playing great, just trying to compete and, you know, lucky for him, you know, well, I guess it's not lucky at all. That kid worked his absolute tail off but, you know, he had that success in Chicago at your club and then, you know, he made that little Newport run and I think by then, that was his third or fourth former top 10 win and, you know, he won his challenger. He final the challenger. He'd semied another one. He had kind of shown and, you know, some people have gotten attention and they started believing in him and so then, you know, that's when that big decision kind of came but I feel like for him, he really established himself, improved himself amongst pros which I think is an interesting thing because a lot of the time when you see these juniors kind of go pro sub 18, a lot of the time, it's because they had tremendous junior success which then made them, you know, they had grand slam success and stuff like that but Alex didn't have any of that. You know, Alex was kind of the late bloomer that, you know, in the last year when he was already 18 and aged out of ITF, the kid really just took it to a new level and, you know, I think he really showed that he's kind of ready for what the tour has to offer.
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"Convergence point in that for a lot of like possible journey is it's the yeah it's this kind of first experimental step that makes sense as a yeah as a first step on one of many different paths but as each of those paths go forward they diverge in some different ways right so like one example of this is if you want to build a longevity focused network state where people do frontier bio research then like you need infrastructure and that infrastructure realistically needs to be in one place and like even if infrastructure was not a problem you'd still need to be in one place because it's hard enough to convince one country to adopt favorable regulations when so like you know getting a convincing a new country every 60 days is just totally unrealistic right and but other people on the other hand like actually want a additional nomad village right other people want a similar experience but for a different set of communities or with a somewhat different focus right like there's just lots of spins of this that make a lot of sense right like one there's even people in Montenegro that want a longer term crypto city right like once one path is toward you know building some longer term settlements with a particular goal one possible path is towards doing these you know intensive boot camps with the goal of building something right so we talked about zoo pass and you know how this kind of served as you know the boot camp for basically incubating zoo pass and then the things that this could serve as a boot camp for like I don't know secure operating systems I'm secure smart contract wallets decentralized social media like I don't know right there and then like that's all in the yeah kind of you know the world of bits sort of tech lands there's I'm sure equally many examples I'm you know in the geology of any in bio space for example or even just in terms of like experimentation cultural so depending on like what the what the goal is there's the like different paths that you could take and I think like my ideal goal is to find a way for all of the paths to be taken and that you know my like might mean that like you know the names there's like not going to represent like any particular one of those paths right yeah like there's still this challenge of you know what is the role of like you know the core team like does the core team split like you know do people take on different responsibilities like what is like you know like what kind of actually makes sense as an organization of this kind of ecosystem especially as you know we have all of these different visions that then start going in different directions from here hmm what do you want your role to be as Zuzalu develops into into something bigger I mean I hope that it doesn't depend on me right because I think I mean anything that depends on me is not going to scale and even before it fails to scale it'll probably make me yeah you know go crazy from multiple interview requests every day so like I said we're at the last day of Zuzalu people are packing up their bags but yesterday we had a community moment of reflection and we all tried to come together to come to consensus about what are the values of Zuzalu what does it mean to be a Zuzalian so I'm wondering what your perspective is on that question what does it mean to be a Zuzalian maybe it's not my place to answer the question yet how do you think that answer should come arrive come about I
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"Hard for me to compare because this is like literally the first time I've been with a large group of people for an extended duration basically since university, right? Like I've been nomading for literally I think 10 years minus 10 days now and like pre -COVID like during even COVID like I was stuck in one place for longer periods of time but I was not really with people. Yeah so it's like different and nice and it's kind of hard to compare to other things. Yeah I think like the value that I think like a lot of people got is like just having this like very high density of value -aligned people around them and this perception that like they can just you know go out on the street and like if they bump into someone there's a high probability that that person is interesting to them. Yeah so that's something that like people generally do not get in other places and it's like the sort of thing that's missing in a lot of online communities. Like I remember my own experience starting as a Bitcoin magazine person right and like I was just basically participating kind of from the sidelines I felt because I was just writing Bitcoin magazine from the internet and then I went to Bitcoin Miami in 2013 and that's when I like realized like just like how big the community is and how much like it's an actual community that's like really actually capable of doing all of those things and like that really impressed me and gave me a lot of motivation and so yeah like I think that's something that's always important for those kinds of like internet space heavy spaces in general to have. What were you able to achieve at Zuzalo that you wouldn't have been able to achieve without it? I mean I had a desire to understand the experience and like I feel like I have like a lot more understanding than before though it's like it's understanding that's hard to compress into a few words. I mean yeah I you know I hoped to learn and to learn some more about cryptography and you know to some extent I have like I you know understood how to use how to like actually use recursive synarchs better than before and I like I feel like I understand Nova better than before but so you know some amount of progress though I feel like you know if it were more structured it probably could have been better for me but also like there's just lots of people that were like bugging me with requests the whole time so like there's definitely just. Is that anything new though? Yeah it is not I mean to be fair for the first month there was like there was much less of that and like I felt so happy yeah like just being able to like go out and know that like if someone walks up to me the interaction will be pleasant and won't be a selfie request like that's special yeah and that's but you know then the second month of that act of like this definitely like started having more outside visitors and started to just like having more people here who are coming just because you know it's not the tourist season is starting and there's like nothing to do with Switzerland like it's sort of normalized a little bit and so yeah I'm you know looking forward to disappearing a bit again. Okay many people are getting on flights today and tomorrow and are largely going to be out of Zuzulu what are you going to miss the most about Zuzulu? I mean all of the friends I've made definitely. So Zuzalu is coming to an end but there's this desire for everyone to see more of it. Do you have any aspirations or ideas about what Zuzalu could become? What could Zuzalu be in its maximally manifested state? I think it depends on what the goal is like I think Zuzulu as it was this year is like this like
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"It's going to be crypto. Decentralized science, like Ethereum offers a foundation for this industry. Same thing with synthetic biology and all of these emergent new technologies, they all seem to be a very good hook into Ethereum and so one of the biggest takeaways that I've had from Zuzala for me personally is just like, Ethereum and crypto at large seems to be the eldest of many sibling technologies and it's just looking around waiting for all the other ones to grow up. I'm wondering if you have any reflections on that conclusion. I think there's definitely something to that and I think it's important to remember that I think Ethereum and crypto, they're always this combination of a technological movement and a cultural movement and it's also the ideological continuation of the cypherpunk movement, I mean, biology likes talking about the international and the decentralized movement as a successor to the non -aligned movement. Just open source software as a concept, people from those communities often also find their way into crypto. There's this set of ideological things that it also inevitably ends up being beside and I think to have a successful collaboration, I think you need that ideal level alignment and that practical level alignment to exist at the same time. There's definitely a lot of cases where you have one and not the other or you have the other and not the first, but trying to find those opportunities where both exist is really important and really valuable when it succeeds. Zuzala I would kind of bisect between the knowledge side of Zuzala, there's the tracks that we've been talking about, but then also Zuzalu, like you said, two months is your life and so there's a social life side of things and so I'm wondering, for you personally, everyone got to experience their life as Zuzalu, how Zuzalu would change their life for their own because it was a choose your own adventure for what you wanted to make out of Zuzalu. How did the social milieu and what Zuzalu is, what did you really get out of that personally?
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"And then people just came to me and they're like, yo dog, we literally made a brick out of carbon dioxide, and we made a sweater out of carbon dioxide made by algae, do you want one? And I'm like, sure. So that was really fun. But I think, just kind of go back to the question of selection, this was obviously around one experiment and I think we all knew from the start that everything would be very imperfect in a whole bunch of ways. So there was, I think, an intentional desire to just say, we'll pick a couple of different communities and we'll pick some great people from those communities, and out of those, whoever is willing to come and actually stay for two months, we'll have them and see what happens. So we basically followed this kind of approach of inviting the inviters. This week we invited about 10 people and then each of those started forwarding the invitations along to some others and that kind of seeded the initial community. So while I said this didn't really feel like an Ethereum event, the undertones of this whole thing was very Ethereum. The residents that stayed for two months were disproportionately crypto people. And to say that first there was synthetic biology week and then there was longevity week and then there was AI week, kind of doesn't do the service of talking about all the cross pollination that happened, can you talk about what happened from your experiences, the cross pollination and the value that came out of having all of these different communities kind of churned together? It felt like there was definitely a lot of love between synthetic biology and Ethereum people at the beginning. There's this strong desire to see that there are aligned values between the communities and it's good to, I don't feel like anything substantive has quite come out of that yet but it could. I think one of the challenges is always converting this vibe level alignment into substantive alignment and I think in a lot of cases the answer there is just the public goods funding aspect.
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"In some ways, I think the biggest successes of Zuzalu might have even been the persistent themes, like the development of ZooPass, for example, right? I think that was actually a really great technology community fit there, because for Zuzalu, it was an application that got actually used to do some really cool stuff, and then for ZooPass, it was a community of real users that were actually able to get feedback on a whole bunch of different edge cases, and actually help ZooPass improve in a way that it would not be able to on its own. I think if I were to redo something like this, I would try to focus more on persistent themes and even having goals across those themes, rather than just lots of things coming and going. And for people who want to know what ZooPass is, ZooPass is kind of like a passport, except for Zuzalu, a two -month -long passport that works inside of this community. But it is now infrastructure that future Zuzalus or future other temporary communities can also use. So it was this dynamic passport that could change, but then also you could collect stamps. So the interesting thing about it, I think, just to make it clear to viewers that this is not the same as a COVID vaccine card, is that it's the zero knowledge aspect, right? So look here, if I can take out my ZooPass right now, hold on, I have to switch over to my other profile on Graphene. And then I open up the Zuzalu passport thing on my browser, and I get this, right? Basically it's a QR code, and that QR code contains a zero -knowledge proof, like just a standard snark, I forget if it's Groth or Polonk or whatever, which proves that I am a member of the set of Zuzalu residents without revealing which one I am. And so a bunch of interesting apps were built on this, so there was ZooPole, which basically had polls where only Zuzalu residents could vote, but the votes were anonymous. And only vote once. Yes, and only vote once. And then ZooCast, which was a Twitter where all the accounts were numbered accounts, and only if you were a Zuzalu resident, so you could only get one numbered account. So yeah, a lot of really fun online stuff happened, I mean they were used for just like physical gatekeeping for events when capacity got limited as well. And then there's Stamps, which are the ZooPass equivalents of popes, so I was a cook for And then, what else? You'll be getting one for being on the Bankless podcast here at Zuzalu as well. Indeed, perfect. Yeah, there's like a bunch of really nice popes that have been going around, and I've only seen some of them. The next thing I was hoping to ask about is, there's all of these different fields of study that came to be at Zuzalu. And interestingly, I wouldn't really call this an Ethereum -focused event. There were many, many Ethereum people here, but like you said, there was synthetic biology people, there was longevity people, network state people, AI people, public goods people, which were very much Ethereum people, ZK people, who were very much Ethereum people. But I wouldn't really call it an Ethereum event. What kind of thought went into the selection process of what kind of topics were going to be here at Zuzalu? Yeah, so I think there is definitely an intentional motivation on my part to have this also remind Ethereum people that there is a bigger world that they can be part of. So I personally, I knew some Ethereum and ZK people, and I knew some longevity people, and I knew some free CD and network state people, but then lots of other topics just emerged organically on their own, right? The AI group just kind of emerged by itself. The whole, even synthetic biology, like I did not really appreciate synthetic biology as a field. I don't think I had even seen that combination of words together before.
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"What do you think was the benefit or net product of this dynamic of Zuzalu? 200 people here at one given point, but 800 people over the eight weeks. I think there were two motivations there. One was just if people only wanted to come and experience a little bit because they did not have more time, then they would be able to come in. And then the concept of these theme weeks or theme seasons was basically encouraged so that people who only had a limited amount of time and were interested in one topic area could come in for the exact time that their topic area was the big thing. So I'd say those aspects succeeded, but there's also aspects of that that probably did not go over very well. One example of this was, especially in the Free Cities and Network States events, there was a definitely large disparity that you could feel between the kinds of things that people coming in from the outside cared about and the kinds of things that people at Zuzalu cared about. The tribes did not mesh? Yeah. I think the tribes could have meshed better if a lot more effort was put into it. And I don't think people quite understood going in what kind of effort was required. Another issue is that theme weeks are not actually good for learning. In college, there's a reason why courses are in parallel and not in series. Spaced repetition is the best form of learning, and there's a good reason why. Our brains are just wired in such a way that we remember things much better if we repeatedly get exposed to them over a longer period of time. Instead, people just got this crazy introduction to synthetic biology, big overload, and then no more synthetic biology. Then people got exposed to a crazy overload of cryptography, and then no more cryptography. The word nova got spoken every minute for a week, and then... I haven't heard it since. Exactly. So I think that was one of those things that I think works the last well.
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"I feel like I've been interested in the topics of decentralized governance going beyond what it means for blockchains, and trying to apply some of those ideas to other contexts, and just the question of what are... I think I approached all of those issues from this frame of what would actually be concretely valuable for people in the real world, and at some point the idea came to be to basically do an experiment and try all of those things at the same time. So the way that I think about the experiment is conferences have thousands of people and they last for a week. And those already exist. Hacker houses last for a very long time, but they only have up to 10 to 20 people. Well what about something that has 200 people, so more than a hacker house, and lasts for two months, so more than a conference, and it has both of those at the same time, and basically bring people together from a couple of different communities with some medium level of organization, but realistically relying on people coming in to do most of the rest and just see what actually comes out of that. Basically instead of just the discussion about creating new network states or new societies or towns or any of these things being this purely abstract thing where you have blabbers counter -blabbing each other's blabbing, we actually try this live thing and get a huge amount of real world data and understanding of what it actually means in practice and go from there. You said what comes out of that, that being this space of 200 people for two months. What do you think something like Zuzalu or something like Zuzalu, what are the emergent characteristics that can come out of this landscape of size and time of 200 -ish people for two months of time? What's unique about that setup? I think the time duration is important because one week is a break from your life, two months is your life. Just the kind of mentality that you have becomes totally different.
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
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"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"I recorded 18 different interviews at Zuzalu from all across the different industries that had representation there. These interviews range from 20 minutes to up to a full hour. These topics of conversations range from synthetic biology to AI to crypto in Africa to how to live forever to even conversations about Zuzalu itself like this one. Some of these are very much crypto conversations. A lot of these are only crypto conversations if you use your imagination. So to understand the significance of each of these episodes, I want to share my biggest takeaway that I got from Zuzalu and that's this, Ethereum and crypto is the eldest sibling of a bunch of frontier technologies. It's alone in this room waiting for its fellow siblings to grow up. AI is actually recently of age. So now crypto and AI are starting to be able to play together. Decentralized science will help longevity and synthetic biology come into the fold. The episode with Boris and Mikey will help illustrate that. Digital nations have a lot of work to do and my episode with Primavera dei Filipe will show you that way. Network states and new cities, there is an immense new need for competitiveness in governance over our physical countries and cities. When we get a bunch of new cities in the world, where are they going to find financial and governance tools ready out of the box? Well, Ethereum, of course, and my conversation with Nicholas will guide you through this world. So while crypto is currently going toe to toe with the old world of securities law and nation state regulation, it is simultaneously stuck waiting for its future use cases across other frontier technologies to grow up and mature. But the biggest takeaway that I got, Bankless Nation, is that as all of these other frontier technologies grow up, and yes, crypto is not the only frontier technology that's up there, they are going to need Ethereum. They are going to need open public permissionless blockchain rails. They are going to need secure block space.
"2 months" Discussed on Bankless
"Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. But here today on Bankless, we are exploring some new frontiers. New frontiers in new technologies, all of which seem poised to completely revolutionize the world and change everything about the operating system that society is currently running. In fact, there are as many as five other technologies out there that are all accelerating in progress. And while each one of these new technologies are pioneering into their respective frontiers, they're also all beginning to converge with each other. And the intersections of these various frontiers are fertile grounds for massive disruption of the status quo. AI, longevity, synthetic biology, network states and coordination, and zero knowledge cryptography. Each of these are paradigm changing technological frontiers, and each of these industries are in various stages of development and maturity. But Bankless Nation, I'm here to tell you that each one of these frontier technologies is a tidal wave coming for society. The crypto wave hit society in 2021. Now society is learning how to deal with this nascent but powerful technology. And society is in the middle of being hit with the AI wave now in 2023. And that wave only appears to be growing in size. The waves of synthetic biology, longevity, network states, zero knowledge cryptography, and other technology frontiers are still to come. This was the main subject of a two month long experiment called Zuzalu. Bankless viewers who are watching the background of my podcast shift in the last two months will notice I was gone from my Brooklyn apartment for two months. I was in Montenegro of all places at this thing called Zuzalu. Zuzalu was an experiment in a temporary community. The idea here is that we have crypto conferences or conferences in general, which are between two and 20 ,000 people for anywhere between two days to a week. And then there are hacker houses, which are 20 people for even as long as one year. Zuzalu was an experiment in a specific arena of both size of people, number of people, and lengths of stay.
"2 months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Seem to want to put on their happy faces so it's not to spook investors further, but how are markets taking these latest developments? Yeah, it's kind of a good question. I think right now it's a little bit of calm. Maybe there is a storm on the horizon, hopefully not. It looks at this point is that there are negotiations underway, it will give us the details on exactly where things stand at the moment. So there is that notion of some type of compromise being reached that would avert a default on U.S. debt. At the same time today in the U.S., we had a number of fed members sounding a little hawkish here in particular, Cleveland fed president Loretta mester who was saying that the fed has yet to reach sufficiently restrictive rates, so yields were up across the curve today. More so at the short end were the two year was up about 7 basis points to 4.08. We're down right now in the Tokyo session to 4.09. Now, you could say that the bond market was under pressure too because of some corporate supply coming online. Pfizer with a $31 billion debt deal. Right now in Tokyo, the nikkei positive we had a better than expected read on first quarter GDP for Japan, a growth rate of 1.6% on an annualized basis, double market expectations, the nikkei up nearly a half of 1% in Sydney, however, the cost of the ASX 200 is down 7 tenths of 1%. It's in South Korea that the Cosby is rising four tenths of 1%. Another look at markets in 15 minutes, Michelle. All right, let's start with fed speak, fed officials were a little at odds today over whether the Central Bank will need to keep hiking interest rates to lower inflation. We had New York fed president John Williams saying the fed needs to first watch and gather feedback about the way the economy is being affected by rate hikes and Chicago fed president Austin goolsby told us its premature to talk about cutting interest rates next month. The past evidence in the data has been that when you have financial stresses like the bank stresses we're going through now and when you have big rate increases that take a while to have their full impact, you at least want to take those into account when you're looking at landing the plane. Now Cleveland fed president Loretta messer taking a bit of a different tack. She had more hawkish remarks messer said the fed has yet to reach a point where interest rates are sufficiently restrictive and she said she's open to more rate hikes. Her Richmond fed counterpart Thomas barkin said he still isn't convinced that inflation is defeated and would be comfortable with further tightening. The fed will hold its next monetary policy meeting starting on June 13th. China's Internet church leader, this is Baidu company reported revenue that was above forecast 10% above what was expected. We have the story from Bloomberg's Joanne Wong in Hong Kong. Baidu's results suggest China's largest Internet firms are making some headway and revival efforts after two years of regulatory crackdowns and COVID restrictions. Baidu's advertising and cloud businesses are rebound in demand, especially post Chinese New Year. By 2 may have also benefited from his chat GPT style surface called Ernie bod, which was China's first major response to OpenAI, the Chinese chat bot scored positive reviews among Baidu's selective testers lifting the company's stock by the hopes that technology will help it transition to a provider of AI technology and autonomous driving. For now, Baidu still counts on advertising sales to generate cash and fund riskier projects. It's smart speaker unit is also set to unveil a new phone this week, building out a hardware ecosystem to complement its Internet services. In Hong Kong, Joan Wong, Bloomberg de brugge. We've got your global news right now. So Ed, the U.S. president legislative leaders had their second meeting on the debt ceiling and spending cuts, House speaker Kevin McCarthy saying these sides are still far apart what's going on there. Yeah, well, we have some good news and some bad news, Michelle, you touched on it while there's no agreement both sides
Putin rallies his troops with 2nd Ukraine visit in 2 months
"The Kremlin says Russian president Vladimir Putin has visited headquarters of the Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. A video released by the Kremlin shows Putin visiting the command post for Russian forces in the southern Persian region and receiving reports from the top brass there. He then moved by helicopter to the Russian National Guard in the Luhansk region to hear further information about the situation. Russia took the cursor and Luhansk regions into its fold along with donets and zap region in September in a move that was rejected by most of the world as illegal annexation. This is Putin's second trip to the areas that Russia occupies in Ukraine in as many months. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
90% of House Rules Package Was Written 2 Months Ago
"The rules that you've heard talked about and read on TV and on radio 90% of those rules were agreed to two months ago Which is one of the reasons I kept telling you that a majority of the freedom caucus was not going along with the other 20 The vast majority of those rules 90% Had already been agreed to And there were some at the end that were adopted to refine things and add some things No question about it But this is why there was some fury on the floor of the House And anger It wasn't just 20 great patriots standing up and all of a sudden going against an unmovable 200 members Most of those 200 members thought they already had a package This is what I was trying to tell you but couldn't tell you about the 20 and the differences among them some very principled who thought they needed to go further Someone special committee assignments and power and some who just hated McCarthy The last 6 devoted present hated McCarthy it took a call from Donald Trump to tell him to cut it out One of the people who wrote me a person whose name I will not reveal for her sake Was never debating me about rules She wrote me a nasty email saying well now McCarthy is yours So what do you mean McCarthy was mine Because I wouldn't throw in first with the 5
"2 months" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Yup yup yup yup at the hospital by one. Pm at work so people don't have the luxury of doing that. I would say to you that maybe the secretary of transportation in the middle of a crisis doesn't have the luxury but hey he clearly differed and then there's something else The immediate reaction with this became known of like. Why is this secretaries predation taking paternity leave. Why is he taking it for two months. Oh you're saying because he's gay. No i don't care who. The dude is sleeping with these. The secretary of transportation on the united states of america there's a shipping crisis and infrastructure negotiation and a transportation surface fund. Bill coming due in a couple of weeks and he's gone if he doesn't need to be there for those things does he need to be there at all. probably not. there's just one more thing. I got a sneaking suspicion. Harris did this. I've just got a sneaking suspicion that this is a cobbola harris hitch. In fact i- i said yesterday people started wondering where european was and the mayor's is because the president has finally talked about portuguese very noticeable when the president was not talking about poor or with the president was talking about ports of the supply chain crisis and the backup at the ports mayor. Pete was nowhere to be seen. A members of the media star reach out. Where's the mayor. We're we're we're. We're pete now secretary pete where we're secretary pete. Where is he. Nobody could find him in. The office was nothing and so finally they released a press releases. Oh he's on paternity leave for two months with pay with pay. What if he has a manny. Now see i i. I've seen several of my go there with the nanny thing What if there was a limit early on That he and his spouse chasing. I think his name is that they were having a hard time getting used to washington. Because the cost of living there you know. The secretary of transportation does not make a mountain cash. Yes it's six figures but it's low six figures in washington dc as a very expensive place to live. He could have chosen to commute. Yes he could have but they didn't. But i assume they do.
"2 months" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"To wish me happy holidays for the next like 20 years, So this was a dramatic case where she was able to overcome these have very positive relationships. And to literally change your life and to save her life Now I didn't save her life she did. The other case, of course, is the Tammy case, the one who avoided going on T W a flight 800 by doing aged progressions and out of body experiences, and that literally saved her life. I mean, literally saved her life. So Those two always stand out to me as being very significant cases of regression and progression. Back to the phones. Jan. The east of the Rockies in Brooklyn, New York. Hey, Jan. How did both of you, um Listen, I got two questions. Um I'm really, really, really amazed and like freaked out. That people I'm against the vaccination for Covid. And how people are going like cheap. To be vaccinated. Now I'm wondering. Do you think that they're like, kept me dry. It is subliminal messaging going on. Well, I don't think they're hypnotized her. Go ahead, Bruce. Okay? No, it's it's a matter of gas lighting if you if you read the current, I'm a doctor. I'd be scientific studies. Okay, if you read the current studies You'll find out that a mess don't work. Social distancing doesn't work. There's no efficacy to that. Vaccines have a lot of side effects. I just received information for one of my patients who is a real researcher. OSHA is telling employers not to report side effects of vaccines. What does that tell you? So, basically, if you're healthy, uh, you don't need the vaccine. Yes the government wants you do because I like to control people. That's that's their job. Or their mentality. But basically if you've got diabetes, heart problems, respiratory issues you're 78 years old and you're in a nursing home yet. Take the vaccine. I'm going to be 73 2 months. I played tennis every weekend. You don't look at Bruce. Thank you. I'm in great shape. I'm not taking the vaccine. You'll have to put that in my cold, dying hands. Okay, So, basically if you're healthy, not a problem, and by the way, putting vaccines and kids 10 years old in school is an insult to the medical profession. I'm not the only doctor that defended by that so basically It's gas line. The government always wants to tell you things, not necessarily for your best interest. So, ma'am, if you don't want to take the vaccine, don't let's go to let's go to first time Caller. Gordon in Minnesota welcome, Gordon. Hi, guys. Okay. How are you doing? I'm surprised they got through every time I try to get a busy signal. It's always busy which on.
Japan Opens Mass Vaccine Centers 2 Months Before Olympics
"Japan is opening to mass vaccines centers two months before the Olympics to help accelerate immunization Japan is mobilizing military doctors and nurses to give shelter to elderly people in Tokyo and Osaka the government desperately tries to exonerate expectation rollout and club coronavirus infections just two months before hosting the Olympics prime minister Yossi Heidi suka is determined to hold the games and has made an ambitious pledge to finish vaccinating elderly people by the end of July despite the skepticism it's possible the two mass inoculation centres aim to give shots to fifteen thousand people a day for the next three months I'm Charles the last month
"2 months" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"65 year old Suraj Sharma style watch Kobe hospital after being found with bruises to her face and neck. Three year old Long Island boy killed after being hit by the driver of the pickup truck as the driver backed out of a driveway cetera and Floyd Road north in surely This boy Cameron Wilson died after being transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital. The pick up truck driver identified as Jason DeLay of Shirley Police have impounded his 2018 Toyota tundra for a safety check. W ABC News Time You know, five traffic and weather Next. This'd year marks 20 years since America's darkest day, September 11th 2000 and one and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation has been supporting America's front line heroes. Ever since, when a first responder or military service member doesn't come home and young Children are left behind tunnel to towers pays off their mortgage toe, lift the financial burden and bring their families too. Bility for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders tunnel to towers builds mortgage free smart homes, enabling our most severely injured heroes toe live more independent lives, people that are willing to lay their life on the line for their country. Need your help join tunnel to towers on their mission to do good and help these heroes. Donate $11 a month at ti ti ti dato work that's t number two t dot or g'kar. Thank you. Here's Joe Nolan with traffic and transit. All right, Deb about bent on the Grand Central again. We're slow from LaGuardia to Northern Boulevard. Now, the problem here is an accident. It's in the process of being cleared up and out of the way. We also are looking at delays on the New England Thruway as you travel south bound, coming down with the hutch and accident. Right lane. There are injuries are apparently reported with that one. So that might be a while. Route. 17 speaking while still closed. And Alan Dell Avenue that overturned tractor trailer. Still being cleared South Don't know has been reopened and on the Southern state westbound on Broadway exit exit 33 vehicle accident Now Mass transit wise, everybody in pretty good shape Hudson River Crossings 20 to 30 and alternate side is in effect. I'm John Olham, a traffic talk radio 77 w A. B. C Thanks. Show futures mixed this morning the dance to ponder to the S and P, up two and the NASDAQ Down 58. Your forecast from the Ramsey Subaru Weather Center calling for clearing.
Los Angeles Lakers Lose to Dallas Mavericks as Anthony Davis Returns
"The Masterpiece Masters joining me tonight fresh off of our home. I've watched party over on hot bike, which was a lot of fun during the game tonight. Chris, how you doing, man? I'm doing. All right, you know. Yeah, we did lose and you know, the revs were hot garbage tonight, like off the people sing in the shop. But you know, a d is back, which is the big thing here. And again, I've kind of like I was saying the watch party. I just kind of went into this thinking bout going to split this two-game series with the Mavs anyway. So we lost tonight and, you know, they made a game out of it in the, in the 4th. But I think the Lakers I would look for them to take on Saturday. So that that's what's getting me through trip. Yeah. And that's just it, right? Is that they we get another shot at this Saturday. The Lakers play the Mavs, again, obviously, this isn't good because the Mavs are chasing the Lakers in the same things, but you can kind of atone for for tonight by getting the win, come Saturday. And hopefully by then Anthony Davis will be a little bit more in Rhythm. Feeling a little bit, a little bit better. We certainly saw a lot of rust but but let's just dive into wage. To start Anthony Davis back out on the floor. First of all was just great to see him out there. What was your impression of his first game back in over 2 months? Well, you know as his offense didn't come to him. I think he was over its first five shots or something like that. So I mean he's got to get some offensive Rhythm. I've seen some people in the chat saying like he was in bad shape. I don't know if I want to go that part maybe maybe just in terms of you know full court basketball conditioning but I mean, what do you expect? He's been out like a couple of months off. I would expect even though he was coming back tonight. I didn't expect him to come back and be in full form. I mean, he was only playing he supposed to play 15 minutes ended up playing 17 minutes so long, you know, it's just one of those things I think we we just you know, ye she is back but we just need to kind of root for his health going forward and just kind of know that he's going to take a while to get in Rhythm. So we're going to have to be patient before we see, you know, the playoff a d so to speak.
Lakers' Davis Back in Action
"Anthony Davis back out on the floor. First of all was just great to see him out there. What was your impression of his first game back in over 2 months? Well, you know as his offense didn't come to him. I think he was over its first five shots or something like that. So I mean he's got to get some offensive Rhythm. I've seen some people in the chat saying like he was in bad shape. I don't know if I want to go that part maybe maybe just in terms of you know full court basketball conditioning but I mean, what do you expect? He's been out like a couple of months off. I would expect even though he was coming back tonight. I didn't expect him to come back and be in full form. I mean, he was only playing he supposed to play 15 minutes ended up playing 17 minutes so long, you know, it's just one of those things I think we we just you know, ye she is back but we just need to kind of root for his health going forward and just kind of know that he's going to take a while to get in Rhythm. So we're going to have to be patient before we see, you know, the playoff a d so to speak.
Three-Time Super Bowl Champion James White Re-Signing With Patriots
"About the real world. Now Greg a couple of big re-signings yesterday. I think both of them to me was a you know, they were a surprise I do not expect James White to be back. I thought that ship had sailed. Apparently, it had not white back on a one-year deal about 2 and 1/2 2 and 1/2 months guaranteed your thoughts on that decision by white and that decision by the Patriots. Yeah. I was I was a little bit surprised by this everything that I had heard up till now I pointed to White going to Florida where his mom is still I think recovering from the car accident that she had in September with her husband James bit dead or he he died as a result of his injuries. And so that was a pretty traumatic thing for him all year. And and there were a lot of people around the NFL who thought he was destined first from Miami, but then it looks like that was dead. Happened for some reason I think and we've sort of talked about this Nick in in. Oh, I know I talked about on felger & Mazz a got the south Florida media all abuzz, you know people are calling me and you know throwing bombs and things like that, but from what I've heard, let's just say that the a lot of Patriots are not getting good feedback on what's going on with the dolphins and really revealing around a lot of people is if you end up with the dolphins, you're straight going for the bag and Adam Butler I think signed with them this year probably was his best offer. I think Al and Roberts just signed back. I don't know how many offers he had butt off, you know, we'd really didn't hear James his name with the dolphins very much during this free agency. There was a there was a hint at it early on and then from what I heard dead. White was basically signed sealed and delivered to the Box because that's what Brady wanted and Brady
New unemployment claims hit lowest level in 2 months
"Higher the jobs report a little bit better than anticipated lowest number of unemployment claims in two months Market likes to see that so that had the SNP had a new all time high. Today Doubt 3 32 at 31,055, NASDAQ up 1 67, the S and P up 41 points to a new record high of 38 71. Gold down
"2 months" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"There is one sign of improvement. Fewer people filed first time unemployment claims last week 779,000. That's the lowest number in two months and in the push to get more vaccines to more people, Fox is time DJ Powers joins us Live with a new question, Dave. Is it OK to get one covert vaccine dose made by one company in a second dose made by a different company? Well, that's what British scientists are studying. Current guidelines in both Britain and the U. S say No vaccines are not into interchangeable, but they can be mixed if the same kind isn't available for the second shot or if it's not known what kind was given for the first shot. People who are in Britain's 13 month government funded study will get one shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It'll be followed by a Fizer dose or vice versa. Study will also test different intervals between shots like four weeks and 12 weeks apart. Dave Honeywell Congress works on a nearly $2 trillion covert relief package the Democrats might try to pass with no Geo peeve Oats. They shift their focus today in the House on one Republican congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene, a member of this house. Is calling for assassinations. That's the That's the new president, Congressman Jim McGovern, the Democrat's plan to punish her today. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy condemned past comments from Georgia Republican March retailer Green suggesting school shootings for stage and endorsing conspiracy theories. But McCarthy calls a resolution from House Democrats to remove green from the House education and budget committees. Partisan power grab. That's Fox is Jared Halpert of the Capital? America's Listening to Fox News? Lucky three. W Y PC Mobile news on the level on the.
Dow, S&P 500 suffer worst day in over 2 months to start 2021
"The Dow Jones industrial average slid 382 points or one and a quarter percent, while both the S and P. 500 NASDAQ composite skid it about 1.5%. All those indexes that hit new highs last week. Among the days many big decliners quantum escape. Shares of the battery company tumbled 40% as investors again took profits in at newly public company. Company backed by Bill Gates. Breakthrough Energy went public in November via special purpose acquisition company
"2 months" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Ah, Pharmacist in Milwaukee, accused of letting hundreds of covert 19 vaccines spoil has been arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and other crimes. Aurora Health Chief Medical Group Officer Jeff Bear says the pharmacist deliberately removed 57 vials of the Madonna vaccine from refrigeration on Christmas Eve returned them, then left them out again. On Christmas night. The individual was suspended and after multiple interviews over the course of the week. Admitted yesterday to intentionally removing the vaccine from refrigeration. 57 people got the vaccine before it was discovered. The vials were no good. More than 500 doses had to be tossed Pigs. Hot dogs will be closing for a while after New Year's weekend because of the recent surge in covert 19 cases, the hot dog stand will be closed for two months starting on Monday, and the S and P 500 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average have ended this roller coaster of a year with record highs. The S and P 500 finished the year up more than 16%. Newest addition to the index test Slow was its best performer, closing out 2020 with a jump of about 740%. The Dow gains nearly 200 points to close up more than 7%. For the year. The CHP is reminding people to celebrate New Year's weekend safely and soberly. The agency's maximum enforcement period starts tonight and will continue through Sunday night. Nearly 500 impaired drivers were arrested during the agency's Max Enforcement period last New Year's weekend. From your Southern California, Toyota dealers Traffic center. We make it easy. And speaking of the roads, let's get a look at that crash on the 60 in East L. A. With David Joseph Westbound before Atlantic Boulevard that crash box the right lane. You've got a tow truck on the scene slow go through Hollywood on the 11 cell phone between Melrose and Echo Park Avenue and a brush fire reported in Pomona. The 10 West one had done Lee Street that's off to the right shoulder. In Anaheim, the 91 West Front of State college, stole partially blocked the right lane. Still a very slow go through the home past tonight. 15 North found your on the breaks between Glen Helen Parkway and the 1 38 K A fly in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm Dave Joseph. If you have loose or missing teeth, cover.
Lori Loughlin released from prison after serving 2 months behind bars
"Today for actress Lori Laughlin, Full House stars due to be released from jail after serving nearly two months for her partner so called varsity blues scandal. She and her husband paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in a scam to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. Her husband will likely be behind bars until April.
Russians have been told not to drink for 2 months after getting the COVID-19 vaccine - Yahoo News
"Great Britain has already begun vaccinations. The United States is close behind, and China has now announced that its new vaccine is 86% effective. But the first country to start mass vaccinations was actually Russia. The reason they were able to be the first is that didn't finished testing it first, which might be why things haven't been going great with it so far interesting request for those getting a vaccine in Russia, officials telling citizens please avoid drinking alcohol for two months after being inoculated, they say that alcohol impacts the immune system. There have been some questions about the efficacy of Russia's vaccine. Reports say medical workers who have been vaccinated are still getting Cove it flattering. Putin has also refused. Just to take it. Wow, There's a lot to unpack here. First off. Russia's vaccine doesn't allow you to drink alcohol. It was a tough situation because the only way you would agree to take a Russian vaccine is if you were totally faced. Not to mention not drinking is going to cause a lot of problems because it means that a lot of Russians are gonna be seeing Russia sober for the first time. What is this? My home is frozen wasteland would put food this bits. What the hell is this Bliss? I thought that living Carol bm. Also, it doesn't build public confidence in the vaccine. If your leader is like I'll take my chances with Koroma. That vaccine is poison and trust me. I know what this poison
No Kemba Walker Spells Danger for the Celtics
"Me if the Celtics don't have a healthy Kemba Walker by February 1st during major trouble like making kiss. This is a good by going deep in the playoffs. They got no chance you lose Hayward and then you're going to lose Kemba I get you get Tristan Thompson's great as as a auxiliary. Peace, but I I don't think it gives you a much different than what Daniel theis does. He gives you a toughness it gives you a rebound and gives you an athletic hard work and forward, but but it's not like either one of those guys. You can't neither one of them are scores. No, but they don't need a score of their know if they you know, if they if they don't have Kemba, I don't have Kimber. Yeah, right. I know right? Well, that's that's my big issue is if you don't have Kimber Kemba needs to be he's gotta be your number two guy Tatum's clearly your number one now. I don't think anybody would argue with that. But Kim is gotta be your number too. And if they don't have him you go from Kim, but it's Jeff Teague. And again, we didn't see a healthy Kimball last year. We remember Kimba as man. He just wasn't very good in the postseason you forget Charlotte Kemba and if you have Charlotte came up to me, then this team has a chance to come out of the East without Charlotte Kemba. All right, so I agree with that but I still don't think they're disaster. I think there's still a good team good team. Are you better I mean if it were just trying to invalid and prorating how many W's with a truncated season if it were an eighty-two Game season, I'm Kemba Walker. Could be a 45 6:20. Yeah. Yeah, I would I would agree with that but looking at it now without camp for half the year. Let's say let's say he doesn't come back until February 1st. So he's going to miss 2 months of a 72 game schedule. So what's that a third of the year? No not too much six weeks because they're starting on the 23rd of December. Okay, so often so just so I don't have any, you know, the I mean, I don't want to start trying to do math in my head. That's so humorous five weeks five six weeks probably, you know before he gets a hundred percent. He maybe maybe too much but they're going to come back to schedule. So at least 15 games. I'm sure this is why the Jeff Teague signing was so important. Oh it was I was a terrific signing and if I can put him doing what he should you know, how long we know who he is, you know, we know what it is and he's it's a high quality of such a high-quality auxiliary piece. He's a very useful auxiliary teasing. You're right. If you're going to make him a if you want to elevate him into a starter and a guy to your depending on then that's a different matter. But using him the way he said they projected, you know, that was an excellent pick up, you know, so but let's go through Bob without without a healthy camera. Tell me if they're better than any of these teams. Okay with our healthy Kim but like like a 90% Kemba ready Milwaukee. No. Toronto No the Nets. We don't know probably find Miami now clearly not know we go down there. Yeah, Philadelphia Phillies a mystery guest now, we think they saw that they they've done what they need to do. We think. All right. Let's see but I cuz I thought it would suck. Yes. I mean, yeah, I think seven Indiana is better without Kemba. Okay. So you got you got one more to throw in the mix Home Improvement team, but you know as Atlanta they're going to read during pooped on paper. The good thing is the good thing is even without camera there probably a lot for the play-offs but they you're talking about seven problems. I agree. Well, that's you know now why that's true. So I think we can agree on
College admissions scandal: Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence in California
"Reported to the F C I Dublin, California today, nearly three weeks before her November 19th deadline to do so. And so there she will stay for a couple of months. Also, Lori has to pay $150,000 in fines will be on two years of supervised release when she gets out and she has to perform 250 hours. Of community service. Good.
Jet pack sighting: For 2nd time in 2 months, flying person spotted over Los Angeles
"Airlines Flight crew spotted what appears to be a person flying a jet pack 6000 FT above the ground near L A X Today that comes less than two months after two separate airline crews reported seen a jet pack in that kind of hay and south gate areas.
Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months
"Singer Demi Lovato and actor Max Eric are reportedly calling it quits. It's unknown. What is gonna happen to the $1 million ring? He used to propose to her and rolling Stone is updated their
Los Angeles - Lori Loughlin Will Serve 2-Month Prison Sentence At Victorville Federal Prison
"Laughlin will be heading to the high desert to serve her prison sentence will be incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville for her role in the college admission scandal, according to court papers. Judge signed off on the actresses request to serve her two month term at the medium security federal prison camp. Walkmans husband clothing designer Massimo JIA, newly will serve his five month sentence had a low security federal prison for men in Santa Barbara County.