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"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
"Much to offer the US outside of Communist suppression. Aware of this to the US denied his requests, and after John F. Kennedy was elected president in nineteen sixty stroessner's prospects grew increasingly dim. The Eisenhower Administration had been willing to overlook many of the human rights abuses carried out by Stroessner's regime. The Kennedy Administration however vowed to take a more forceful stand, but Jeff KS vision was immediately put to the test when Soviet leader Nikita. Khrushchev pledged to support all wars of national liberation in the Third World. By this time, Fidel, Castro had assumed power in Cuba the Soviet Union had finished construction of the Berlin Wall and communist regimes were springing up all over Asia. Now, it looked like all of Latin America would fall behind the iron curtain faced with these threats Kennedy's goal of addressing human rights. Violations took a back seat to stopping the spread of communism. So like his predecessor, he was forced to back the stress ner government in Paraguay, but with a slightly new approach. Rather than sending US troops to fight communist guerrillas. The Kennedy Administration wanted to train Latin American militaries to do it themselves according to historian Kirk Tie Vela between nineteen, sixty, one and nineteen, sixty, four more than sixteen thousand military personnel from Latin America received counterinsurgency training at the School of the Americas located in Panama, there were many within the Kennedy. Administration who felt ambivalent about this policy Kennedy's ambassador to Paraguay even remark Paraguay's rigorous suppression of Communists has been effective so far. The unfortunate part is that they are ruthless and indiscriminate in their manner of achieving it. Other policy-makers felt that the support for violent regimes was actually doing more harm than good. They believe that propping up men like stroessner would inspire more wing revolutions similar to what happened in Cuba. Instead they wanted to transform impoverished Latin American nations by increasing education jobs and raising the standard of living. This would benefit everyone and result instability without any bloodshed. So a resign John F. Kennedy decided to pursue both strategies propping up dictators and their militaries and Also providing billions of dollars in aid the problem they soon discovered was that they couldn't enforce how that aid was spent when it came to Paraguay by the country was hopelessly tied to an agrarian economy and that no amount of aid could change it at least not without a leader who was willing to rebuild the entire country from the ground up Shadley it was apparent that fifty one year old Alfredo stroessner had no interest in being that leader but that didn't stop Ashley Stevenson Kennedy's ambassador to the United Nations from paying him a visit. Stevenson threatened to cut aid to Paraguay stroessner didn't ease up on his authoritarian behavior in response stroessner reassured him that the upcoming elections in nineteen sixty three would be free fair and transparent. The only caveat was that no one had volunteered to run against him when election day came stress Noor, one ninety percent of the votes and it appeared that all the tough talk from Stevenson was just luster the aid kept flowing. In fact, the amount actually increased after JFK's assassination that year Lyndon Johnson continued the same practice and it was during Johnson's administration that stress ner actually accomplished something beneficial to the United States in a manner of speaking. A civil war had broken out in the Dominican Republic with multiple political parties jockeying for power. In Response Johnson sending American troops to curb the violence and transition power to a non-communist government to that end stress ner deployed two hundred and seven Paraguayan soldiers to assist in the effort. The Paraguayan soldiers reportedly didn't fire a single bullet or even fight. They simply waited around a US military base. In case American troops needed their support which they didn't nonetheless after three months the soldiers returned home to a hero's welcome and were each awarded medals, of Merit, and twenty hectares of land apparently sending two hundred soldiers to sit around a base was all it took to placate Lyndon Johnson and guarantee. Of millions of dollars in US assistance. The relationship between Johnson and stroessner continued to strengthen after a stress ner pledged to send troops to Vietnam. However, this plan was scrapped since it was agreed that the language barrier would be too difficult to overcome nonetheless in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Sixty, eight strikeouts finally secured his first invitation to the white. House. There were some in the Johnson administration who felt that the visit was a bad idea given stroessner's history. To address that issue, the US ambassador suggested that stroessner's reputation might improve if he were photographed with the female members of his family, namely his wife and daughter however, it was quickly discovered that stroessner and his wife didn't particularly like one another the ambassador remarked that stroessner would not wish to take his wife who is no particular social or ceremonial asset stroessner suggested he bring one of his many mistresses instead but that idea was vetoed ultimately, he arrived at the White House unaccompanied later that year stroessner watched from. Paraguay. As Richard Nixon replaced Lyndon Johnson Nixon had much more pressing issues than Paraguay. So relations between the two countries plotted on unchanged however, the one area where Nixon did confront stroessner was the drug trade Nixon considered himself a defender of law and order in keeping with that image he declared a war on drugs which he referred to as public enemy number one. So when Nixon discovered that one of the world's most notorious drug dealers, goose record was living in Paraguay, it threatened to completely undermine his position and US Paraguay relations. Nixon demanded that stroessner extradite record to the United States. Initially. Stroessner refused records, massive drug smuggling ring included both civilian officials and members of the military, and it's almost certain that stress ner himself received kickbacks from the operation. This was no small enterprise. Either one estimate suggests that this network supplied up to three fourths of the heroin smuggled into the US a small chunk of that was seized on. December. Twelfth nineteen seventy on that sunny winter day US customs agents discovered two, hundred, ten pounds. Of Heroin at the Miami Airport smuggled aboard flight from Paraguay. One of the couriers named record as the supplier the US indicted him in absentia requesting that stroessner extradite him to the United States. However, a Paraguayan judge denied the request finally Nixon intervened he sent the US a senior narcotics officer to Paraguay where he threatened to cut off all aid to the country unless record was extradited with his back against the Wall Street Schnur relented. Eighteen months after the.
"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
"Now back to the story. After six years of political chaos under the increasingly authoritarian Colorado. Party Alfredo. Stroessner seized power in Paraguay in the spring of Nineteen fifty four. In keeping with the Paraguayan tradition stroessner took control through a military coup after assuming office Stroessner, laid out his goal to unify all the political forces of the party without internal dissidents to create a stable firm and authoritative government with a wide base of political support in reality though stress, there was less interested in unifying the party as he was in consolidating personal power and that meant. Eliminating the infighting among the party stroessner's actual motives for obtaining power are a mystery unlike other dictators were either power hungry or had some semblance of a political ideology. STROESSNER's seemed more like a product of his time and place a chaotic system of alliances and backstabbing everyone else was overthrowing one another. So he joined the fray stroessner just did it more successfully than those who preceded him? To accomplish this stress NER played opposing sides against each other. He knew that many within the party were probably just biding their time before organizing another coup. So he deftly forged alliances with different factions and essentially tricked them all into believing. They were more powerful than they actually were if he felt that any one person or group constituted a real threat to his power, he wasted no. Time purging them from the party and just like dictators before and since he fill those empty positions with sycophants as a result, stroessner was gradually able to exert the same control over his citizens, forcing them to pledge loyalty to the Colorado Party and himself. If they didn't, they were either fired from their jobs arrested kidnapped or killed actions that didn't seem excessively egregious to the US government. Shortly after stroessner seized power secretary of state. John. Foster, Dulles sent a memo to Eisenhower noting that the State Department does not foresee that the new government will differ substantially from its predecessor. Nonetheless Eisenhower opened diplomatic relations with the interim stroessner government one that was put to the test by the farcical yet constitutionally mandated nineteen, fifty, four election on the surface this national election may have seemed fair and. Transparent by this point, only two months into his rain stroessner had all but outlawed other political parties from even existing even. So bear remained a handful of Colorado splinter groups attempting to make inroads any way they could stroessner used his keen insight to nip this problem in the bud though he'd given few if any public speeches until this point stroessner sense that this was the moment to do so. In an address to the Colorado Party Assembly stroessner called for an end to the decades of political division plaguing the country without stability Paraguay would remain mired in the past. He made the case for himself as the man to lead Paraguay into the future Stroessner intoned that under his leadership politics will become another way of educating the people where Noble Passion for the public good will be nurtured by elevating the best men in hopes. Of Restoring Order and public peace this call for unity and trust worked spectacularly the Colorado Party nominated Stroessner as its representative in the election. Of course, because there were no other political parties stress near cruise to victory with ninety eight percent of the vote under the circumstances. It's clear why election was held at all perhaps, it was to lend an air of legitimacy or democracy to the proceedings for the benefit of the United States. Truth. The Eisenhower Administration wasn't that concerned about stroessner's authorized -tarian techniques. They were more concerned with stopping the spread of communism but before they could do so they had to deal with a particularly sharp thorn instructors side. Stroessner's appeal within the Colorado Party was based largely on fear but there was one man whose popularity actually appeared legitimate that man was Epifanio Mendez Flay Toss Mendez Plato's was neither an authoritarian nor a member of the military. He was a left leaning bank president and someone the US viewed as a socialist though there was little evidence to back up that claim. Still, knowing that his relationship with the US was all about eradicating communism stressed ner convinced the US government to back him in ousting Mendez flavors, not only from the party but from Paraguay itself. The US was more than happy to oblige the US. Ambassador to Paraguay said whether or not Mendez is a communist. The record will show that he was accomplishing one of the primary communist aims in any country which the Communist Party wishes to take over in. So many words the absence of evidence that Mendez Phlebitis was a communist was completely irrelevant to the US stroessner was the lesser of two evils and Mendez flay tests exile set the tone for the entire relationship moving forward in. The first years of his reign stroessner face the most challenges to his power and authority. After all Paraguay had a long history of political instability and few believed that stroessner would last any longer in office than his predecessors. These uprisings which were quelled before they could turn violent came from an offshoot of the Colorado party known as the popular. Colorado Movement at the same time, the liberal February STAS and the Paraguayan Communist Party each made their own attempts to overthrow stroessner none were successful. They only resulted in rebel leaders being arrested and executed by the military. The fact that stress ner withstood all these challenges is a testament to his fortitude, but mostly to his repressive authoritarianism, which is surprising given his reserved shine nature. Like other dictators, stroessner sought to project an image of the all powerful omnipotent strongman but unlike chemial sung or Idi Amin who were both matic and outgoing stroessner was standoffish and reserved. Awkward rarely spoke publicly and was almost agoraphobia came to strangers without any charisma to win over supporters. Stroessner knew that the best way to stay in power was a loyal military. He rewarded trustworthy officers with money and promotions all of which serve to reinforce his control and just as a safety net, he also decided to reorganize the government in response to the popular Colorado movements uprisings stress ner dissolved Congress entirely in Nineteen fifty-nine at this point the Colorado Party became synonymous with Stroessner and began to be referred to. As the Strato the Colorado Party,.
"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
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"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
"In Nineteen thirty to twenty year olds stroessner was still just a cadet that the Paraguayan Military Academy. Nonetheless, he was put in charge of an entire infantry platoon at the outbreak of the war after leading the unit to a decisive battlefield. He was promoted to second lieutenant and transferred to the artillery division. It was within this division that he served until the war's end earning numerous citations and accolades, and catching the attention of many senior officers. Until this point stroessner was just another soldier and training on the surface, he appeared completely average, but he possessed preternatural understanding of human nature and self interest that was more valuable than anything he could have learned in fact, it was his own self interest more than any actual ideology that would propel him forward over the course Born on November third nineteen twelve into a working class family stroessner entered the Paraguayan military at age sixteen while he may not have excelled in his studies he relied on charm instinct and a healthy dose of luck to ascend the ranks. But he after Paraguay's victory his distinguished service in the Choco war, the country was still beset by fighting and instability in nineteen thirty, six a year after the war, a military coup ushered General Heaney Oh Marini go into power for eleven years Marini go ruled Paraguay authoritarian his fascist edicts like an attempted ban on opposing political parties and mass firings of military officials inspired a civil war in nineteen. Forty seven. Once again, the population was decimated around fifty thousand people were killed during the Paraguayan civil war members of nearly every political group in the country united to overthrow marine ago. Unfortunately, there was too much instability and infighting within the group over who would take over when marina was deposed capitalizing on the chaos and sensing an opportunity to gain power for themselves. The right wing Colorado, party joined forces with Marina. Go they tapped thirty-five year old Alfredo stroessner. Now an officer to command an artillery regiment in the capital city of Asencion to fight the liberal revolutionaries stress Ner with his keen radar for opportunity was only too happy to oblige. Just as he had in the Choco war stress nor distinguished himself in the Paraguayan civil war leading his troops and a loose coalition of civilian militias to victory over the liberal insurgents. Unfortunately, there was just as much strife within the Colorado Party as there had been within the opposing coalition just a year after they replaced Marini go stroessner and a group of officers ousted the new leader in a non violent coup. This was emblematic of Paraguayan politics a system where there was no loyalty and everyone was looking for a way to seize power for themselves. In the first half of the twentieth century, thirty, four different men lead the country with most being subsequently forced out of office despite the constant infighting the Colorado Party managed to violently suppress any hint of political insurgency. Ultimately nearly one third of Paraguay's population were exiled by the dominating party between nineteen, Forty, eight and nineteen, fifty four by suppressing all opposition. The Colorado Party was able to reshape nearly every aspect of civilian military and political life. They reorganized the military by purging any officers who weren't party loyalists and promoting those that were as a result. The military essentially became an extension of the party one that dangerously blurred the boundary between the military and the Government Alfredo Stroessner, was among the loyalists. So he saw. A. Swift rise up the military chain of command I to Brigadier. General Ben to commander of all strategically important bases in and around Asencion and ultimately becoming commander in chief of the Army as was the case in the Military Academy Stroessner's rise could be attributed to charm instinct and luck there is no evidence that he was any more capable or exceptional than other officers of similar rank. He simply received the most attention from the right people and attached his cart to the right horse with one minor exception. In nineteen forty eight one of stress nurse, many attempts to overthrow the sitting president failed. He was forced to flee to the Brazilian embassy in the trunk of a car. After that he earned the nickname that would plague for the rest of his life. Colonel Trunk. But as stress navigated the chaos of Paraguayan politics, United States was expanding its influence in Latin. America they saw an untapped. Thirty in Paraguay nearly the size of California the landlocked Paraguay is divided into by the Rio Paraguay. Eastern Paraguay is suitable for farming but western Paraguay the infamous Choco region is composed mainly of unusable marsh land. Because of this lack of natural resources, Paraguay was never seen as a particularly valuable trading partner. But as the Cold War raged, the US was less worried about finding a trading partner that an ideological one. We the communist government seizing power in. Eastern. Europe. And Asia. The US worried that it was only a matter of time until the red menace reached its shores especially with the developing Communist Revolution in Cuba only one hundred and ten miles from the coast of Florida the US sought strategic alliances with virtually any country that like them vowed to take. A stand against communism unfortunately many Latin American countries perhaps inspired by Cuba where being swept up in a socialist fervor of their own for the US. This problem went deeper than simple ideology. Many Latin American. Countries had experienced instability after decolonization in the nineteenth century and US business interests took full advantage of that instability by exploiting the country's for their natural resources and cheap labor. It wasn't until the mid twentieth century that many of these countries began holding democratic elections. These free elections were generally yielding leaders whose values were at odds with US business interests one country where that wasn't the case however was Paraguay, which was now dominated by a right-wing authoritarian government in May of nineteen fifty, four Alfredo stroessner finally led a of his own toppling his former associate Federico Chavez stroessner became the eighth president in seven years the US. Government had no reason to believe that Strauss nurses tenure would be any different from his seven predecessors when they struck up an alliance with Stroessner, they didn't see him anything more than a strategic ally. Little. Did either country know that the relationship would end up spending tumultuous and bloody thirty five years a period that came to be known as the strewn Nado. Coming up stress rain begins and an uneasy partnership is forged. History politics true crime, the news spotify original from podcast has it.
"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
"Welcome to dictators of our cast original I'm Richard, and I'm kate you can find all episodes of dictators and all other has originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream dictators Freon spotify just open the APP and type dictators in the search bar. Today we begin our dive into the life and reign of the Toronto Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner from nineteen, fifty, four to nineteen eighty-nine stressor ruled the country as an implacable autocrat. Like Videla and Pinochet Stroessner was responsible for the murder and disappearances of thousands, and as he repressed the rights of his citizens, he was more than happy to grant asylum to depose dictators from other countries as well as high ranking, Nazi war criminals, and as with other Latin American dictators. His dominance longevity would never have been possible without assistance from the United States of America. This week will explore how stroessner seized power and forged a relationship with the United States one in which us. Aid kept both him and his country afloat. Next week, we'll examine just how tenuous and front that relationship became and what finally brought stroessner down. We'll dive into the rise of. Stress Ner right after this. This episode is brought to you by Lysol. Reducing the spread of illness is in everyone's hands and it really helps if those hands are clean. Protect yourself and others by continuing to follow.
"alfredo" Discussed on Dictators
"On December Twelfth Nineteen Seventy US customs agents at Miami International. Airport. Seized two hundred and ten pounds of heroin. The heroin was smuggled aboard a flight from soon, Sione Paraguay and it came courtesy from one of the world's most notorious drug dealers August, record. For over fifteen years, the US government had maintained a tense relationship with Paraguay by nineteen seventy, they'd provided the country with over one hundred, million dollars in aid although it was suspected that the was being misspent, embezzled or used for human rights violations. Since Paraguay hadn't fallen to communism, it appeared the Americans were willing to look the other way but a drug ring operating under the government's nose was something entirely different the Paraguayan connection was part. Of the largest and most infamous heroin ring in the world one that originated in Marseilles France and achieved international notoriety after being portrayed in the film. The French connection as U. S. officials continued their investigation. They soon discovered the drug ring involved high level figures from the Paraguayan government and military, and possibly it's raining dictator Alfredo Stroessner stroessner. His regime had nearly been toppled during John F Kennedy's tenure, but survived by the skin of its teeth. Now, Richard, Nixon, and Henry Kissinger the architects of some of the most corrupt foreign policy decisions in US history issued an ultimatum if the Paraguayan government refused to extradite record for the CIA would have to do it themselves..
"alfredo" Discussed on X96
"Shrimp. Karen. How about steak, Alfredo? Olive Garden. Now, Gina Gina. There are several recipes that are Dairy Free and vegan Alfredo sauce Traditionally altering really is his with cheese. Yes. So I'm just saying that you have the opportunity now. So try and Alfredo sauce to try and Alfredo sauce that they use canned coconut milk. And the almond milk. Yeah, no, no, no, no. It's gotta be. It's gotta be red sauce. Yeah, I don't think I don't even like things that are pretending to be cheese, even though they're not really cheese masquerading as cheese that no I have policies. Yes, Yes, you do. Everyone made zero sense. Yeah, I don't eat eggs, well, their eggs in That's gay friend. You know, those are unfertilized, but some somehow they become something other than unfertilized. Chicken embryos When they're put into something I have policies. Sports weather traffic. So re Also Lake is in Orlando getting ready to play games and let's see. On Tuesday they had their third Covad test in four days since arriving in Florida. Two tests prior to departing Salt Lake's, The team has taken five tests. In a seven day stretch. Um And they're getting pretty good at it. They said. What you do is there's different nurses that air giving it. Not all nurses do it the same way Some of them are better at it than others. So you get in line behind the good nurse. Make sure your test isn't as painful as it is with. You know that bad nurse down at the end. You don't want her. Okay, but the point What how'bout have any of them tested positive. That would be the S so far so far. No. Um and they're ah, getting ready to play. So we will have some more major league sports to watch and I will let you know when that happened. Whether we've got a little bit cooler today 89 for high Still sunny and bad air quality..
Police officer strikes woman during dispute at Miami airport
"In Florida a Miami Dade police officer has been relieved of duty after video emerged of him hitting a black woman at the Miami International Airport yesterday. Body Cam footage shows the woman arguing with the officer before she moved just inches away from his face, and it escalates from. You just heard the officer hitting the woman. She then falls to the ground as more police. Rush into the frame, the Miami Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez says he was shocked and angered by the video and has asked the Miami Dade State Attorney to investigate the use of force Miami Herald reporter. David Ovalles has been covering this and David, the body cam footage begins after the woman and the police officer appear to have already been in something of a dispute. Do? We know how this started. Yes, so the woman is twenty one year old pairs, Anderson she was at the airport and had missed a flight, so she was according to the police yelling at the ticket agent. They call. The police tried to calm her down according to them, you see her yelling at the police officer taunting him about one point. He kind of steps back. Back a little bit, and then she steps into his face, and then he claims it was a head bud, and then he just you know delivers a slap. That is very visceral when you watch it, it is for sure and when you see the video, and from what you can tell from your reporting a in reference to the officer saying that she had headbutted him. Is there any indication that that had happened in? What are you hearing about whether? It would have been an appropriate response to hit her like that. I wouldn't say it's a head, but but certainly one could argue that perception, but as for whether it's inappropriate use of force. It's it's Kinda hard to tell I mean in Florida. The stand your ground law allows anybody not just police officers, no duty to retreat so whether it would be a criminal charge that's going to be debatable. Certainly administrative you talk to police, officers and I've had more than a few reach out to me and say that's absolutely how they're taught. They call it a diversionary strike. Now there's the other element in that. She wasn't wearing a mask and so there's this whole Cova vid angle as well so it's messy. It's not. optically, it looks really really bad but I think there's going to be a lot more nuance to a case like this. Then a few of the other use of force cases we've seen in south Florida in the last couple of weeks. Right and look tensions between black people and white officers has been at the center of so many of these cases that we've been. been talking about. But how are people reacting to this incident? Given the both the woman and the officer are black well. That's one of the sort of grey areas that POPs up in Miami more than than other places because we are such diverse community, white officers here are in the minority. Most are Hispanic and there's a pretty good amount of black officers here to. In this case, the officer Tony Rodriguez is a black Puerto Rican officer, so there is a sort of added element of that you know I. Think a case like this also underscores what a lot of block officers are feeling in terms of tension and conflict block officers really know too well what it's like to grow up black, but also feel very conflicted because they're devoted to their jobs, and they feel like they're being singled out as quote, unquote sellouts, and so it also underscores. A lot of the dynamics in these really precarious times.
Turning abandoned shrimp farms into mangrove ecosystems
"Tropical shorelines, swampy mangrove forests create habitat for fish and buffer the impact of heavy waves. Beggars reduced effective climate change protecting cosigns against he rosen and rising sea levels at hurricanes or storm surge events. Alfredo Coto Co founder of the Mangrove Action Project Says Mangrove forests also store a huge amount of carbon, so they helped slow global warming. But around the world, mangrove forests have been cut down for development and agriculture. For example, in Thailand vast areas were destroyed to make room for shrimp farms. Many of those farms have since been abandoned. So Porto's group is helping. Turn those shrimp pond back in the ecosystems where mangroves can thrive. He says the work requires more than planting seeds.
"alfredo" Discussed on Monsters In The Morning
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"alfredo" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male
"alfredo" Discussed on In Search of the New Compassionate Male
"alfredo" Discussed on Probably True Podcast
"Hello this week I'm talking to scientists journalists and activists Doctor Alfredo Company he's GonNa to his about being an out and proud scientist Finding your tribe and what really goes on at scientific conferences to be honest I would say the I downloaded grinder when I went for my first conference in Glasgow and it wasn't relation listening to probably true please be aware that this podcast may contain strong language and adult themes it would be boring without them all right so based on some of the last guests is sort of want to talk about the community about how we look confound community this but also about the masks deaths we have auma and that will keep having even once we found community you so Amazon `test and I am again when I was doing my PhD? I knew a few gay people there were to be honest I walls and imperial college which is a scientific university and some will with the que- our society there I will spread didn't as well so new the door queer people science I never knew there were queer people in science that were older than me that were senior bowl that's the been there so it was all just young scientists twix your university well it was like Undergrad ads and RPG students Bought a Mug nut eater denial confirmed that it's it's absolutely fine it's a fair comment I'm like I knew by the end of my hd new a one person who high followed on twitter and like much everything he posted because gay professor of astronomy and When I met him randomly at an event in parliaments uh where I was just doing presentation for council I was just accept sort of build up that I was going to just go and introduce myself and charming and everything and Peter just for plywood like yes and who you are you like every single thing that I post while which will was devastating in the moment but then I told you notice me okay slight aging into rootstock territory here but let's carry on for her friends now but now this is not the story does he know that your friends now yes okay mean yes is all about making an impression anyway the story so what I want to talk about is the eligibility seminar so so this is the largest meeting all LGBT Q. Plus scientists and engineers in the world and happens indicate and e will started by Dr Beth Helen in summer two thousand and fourteen randomly twitter and when it started actually she just wanted seminar in which she was just other queer people and then we'll go to the pub it was an excuse to actually meet up and I was among the first conversation kept seeing this popping up on twitter or any very nice seeing seeing this sort of starting at ns she was like Oh people like to come and give a talk about the war and I went pretty much I'll do it but only for detention so when it actually happened in January twenty sixteen it was incredible event there were eighty people attending I met so many under Queer people that were doing brilliant signs were phenomenal engineers and that was great I never experienced something like that over the course of the following year I sort of stumbled into what is now my second job which is not paid Iran pride and stem which is a charitable trust working 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you can't see it because this is audio medium about and doing a lot of quotation marks so that they're the ones who call themselves feminists inside the let's Trans Women on Women essentially that's the argument because they haven't grown up as women awesomely yeah it's a it's complete nonsense the ad claim absurd things like they're only two sexes in manatee which we know is not the case at that there are only two jen I which would definitely definitely no not the case because the people who lived experience but it's it's nonsense but obviously we support to the entire Lgbtq community so we got under wrong side and they told that all this big loud status of like like our staff are routine stuff where like giving us money and which was hilarious that I would just like seeing them like Oh yes let's email all these people and tell them to stop giving them money just like Oh okay maybe a bill realized the dinar giving US money and they want to give money there's no such thing as bad publicity than they went on for about two weeks of hate comments but you know on yeah conceal don't give a fuck better that the border me than they target vulnerable person so back to the story because it then to aggress look at look at the time just felt that it would make sense if we were to formalize a little bit more group and we Beca to second Audi Stamina and that's is I think the Fulcrum of the story while I enjoyed the first one very chip percentage and I knew a lot of people that presented through our lots of a PhD students that are of or that I was friends with the so great to see them like in front of us with being so talented and being so a wonderful running us about their science instant was great when the second one came around and it was a lot more popular lot busier in a venue and with a lot of people that I didn't know I starting noting something from the most accessible talk to the most complex talk and we had some that were you have to struggle it was obsolete wonderful to see that everyone was relaxed and we didn't experienced after the first year at least I m people saying all say to me looked very relaxed in a very like a prompt about everything comes easier for me being very upfront about being queer in science during my phd it's very difficult because for most people is not very visible in Queer soul the web design that in my talk Sir is that I make mentions it's I'm lucky that my husband is phenomenal all video editor animator and he's cute too and I'm very blessed I always mentioned that the emission mytalk aren't my my husband time yeah but is also good thing to say is it I suppose that makes sense because in science and stuff the science doesn't carry who's doing it essentially like the the results going to change because yeah because you've got a husband drop and wife no-one all and people say that I felt that more relaxed and everything and I didn't feel I felt that wanted to be very good at impress people and everything but when I will in the audience when I was which all these amazing people I just feel is something that in in a place that all these people knew that there were surrounded by supportive queer people the thing that was missing it was this go to massacre that we put on for the benefit of the street world and even the people that were the most nervous about telling us about under their science because maybe there were a junior researcher were early PhD students after a while just so relaxed and it's been getting better year after year so much that I was asked to do some consultation for at the last one in which I essentially oh had the speakers and so I it was good fun but a lot of the speaker actually wanted that but seeing them speak today after so this was Thursday and the summer is the second Friday of generally seen them speaker I'll just like what did they want me there they didn't need me they were also brilliant and again the theme that I kept telling them Joss relaxed because there is an environment they will be interested the Walkman even the most complicated talks there were people in that field that's where fascinated and interested in questions and I never experienced anything like it in any other science difficu- even in places which was just about very specific field and subset and feel that although there's clearly such a huge issue for our community of how such out out we are out percent ourselves because personally in certain environments I want to be gained enough deaths fellow Queer can tell that I'm gay bought at the same time I don't want to have people that can triton me find out so so we are tightrope walkers trying to balance so much were out but I think there is this kind of mask especially in the scientific can be seen in every single underrepresented group we're all trying to aspire to be this ideal that probably look like an old white straight male that's how you do science you have to be able to I'm straight now but seeing the stamina happening now generous GonNa be the fifth edition really showed that when you the community and you create an environment that is supportive environment that is non judgmental you really can create a something which people can in crime and justice think from when bath started it he thousand group so much and his wife if you just curious about a you can google or search on twitter HASHTAG LGBT stem oil duty Chew Stam you see how many hundreds if not thousands of people are involved in this and I just find it so wonderfully heartwarming that for us many steals social media brought them to the world that circa there is something wonderful that can happen it can create a confessor any can make community such as this girl so would you say before you started this when you get together with other astrophysicists cassettes you'll disciplines extra physics so when you get with astrophysicists who may be unite will maybe not work but you don't know them well do you feel slightly uncomfortable in that situation in the you don't know them well enough to know whether you can be out at them well I made the very conscious the that never ever go back into the closet boss becomes it's a privilege that I have I have a very supportive family I have a a good job I can't afford to be out possibly can without fearing any threat to livelihood and to what I care about so there's never been a conference in which I felt that oh I cannot be out here it's never conferences the apart from one tentative was in China I to see if there were Organiz LGBTQ events or something similar or Beckenham days going on Grindr Alad the only I will not leave the networking ap apparently to be honest. I would say that I downloaded grinder when I went for my first course of course yeah you were just using it and tiny from networking yes MVP conference let's have a drink we can talk about the stars yes yes that's how it full all of them excellent I love it I would say though that there is a lot of posturing I would definitely me be a lot more defensive with my work the way you will are pretty much taught to to discuss science is dare to tell everyone in the audience that you're right and if that is the wrong it's but it's an issue because science is wishy washy it we we have an it's incredible we are supposed to be apes Kevin Gene in the Savannah and we can understand the universe we can create masterpiece of Musica it's it's incredible what we can do but the way we interpret dwelled we the brain needs to be told this is correct to believe it Sir it's it's bad very bad and makes for a lot of idiom mask for a lot of facade in in science so as a consequence of your decision to be out and always out have you noticed any changes in the way people interact with you or the way they treat you as a result of that old possibly result never had any major won't never had anything to face a nausea inactive.
"alfredo" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"In South Africa's vast informal settlement of Kylie Scher homed hundreds of thousands of people all after a better life should Caracas embrace the because there's a huge market for this and they did come down they funded our research initially we did a lot of experience we got rid of the finicky because it can only go a certain slow in a city for leaving more ethics let's that's what we need islands the safety of people can architecture do social good if it's done in the right way well you know damned if you do damned if you don't right so turn it into property development for the individuals themselves without displacement so yeah I'll keep on doing it and fighting for it and eventually.
"alfredo" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Go in and how do I find those projects I read the newspaper it's everywhere I was Gonna ask you another thing that you did we're going to move to other countries it's important to explain the weather Alfred does template there can be used in lots communities and societies around web one of the really cool things he did is I you looked mobility now when I looked some of the pictures you have these immunities Yukon really take in how the Et One on top of the other going up the sides of hills in a way that would defy any engineers kind of best planning so how'd you get people from top to bottom and you explain it to ours often to navigate the waist so you saw ski-lift how did that come about ski lift not as a tourist attraction ski lifters this is problem ability for another community well in those early days nineteen ninety eight we thought we could do a funicular and we looked at a hill Pataudi which is a wall a massive wall of houses we're talking about now a hill which is eight hundred thousand people imagine that just under a million and that's one mountain of houses and we said wow what could we do to give them transportation up that hill you know it took people two and three hours just to walk up that helps you get to their homes every day and we thought of funicular would do it so we start to call companies around and we went to Austrian company of course and the ambassador Austrian buster helped us in the US to make those contacts and we said have you guys ever thought about using a funicular or getting into this kind of line of work of transportation for hillside communities and they said well not really because they dedicate themselves to ski slopes and we said but you should think about it right and it also destroys because the vinnie killers on rails and stuff and they said no forget it let's just do cable cars and so we redesigned the way that can because could work and we carefully placed the stations in such a way that we could have a circular loop so that you can with the subway system some you could go around a large area which is two point five kilometers and when all of that research was being done dope. Lamar went to Michigan talk to them to see if he also wanted to because they needed to have more projects like this and they bid for the how the cable car but they lost it to inch company so this is highly competitive now and may the in built I it took US ten years to looping cable car now as I said you'll has been crossing borders and you don't really fascinating work in southern Africa in South Africa again starting off from an interesting point view which is in these huge huge areas such as collegiate where again tens of thousands of people live every day the actually people have begun to find some solutions that you could built on how did you get to be working in South Africa in the first place or you might know of design Indaba it's a wonderful conference and I'm very thankful to Ravi Naidoo for invited me down there and part of that whole conference package I was up there on stage is quite big and I asked everyone in the audience how many of you been to a township and only a handful raise their hands and I said what I flew down to South Africa to see Real African Urbanism Right and so I asked Ravi could instead of going to seek Cape Point could they fly in the helicopter to see Kelly show which was the biggest settlement around the airport of Capetown and he said well let's see if we can arrange it we did and when I flew right close along the street and along the edges of college and I realized that it went on and on and on and has everyone so what does the city want to do because it's got to either rehouse it's gotta bring infrastructure it's got to do something but I tell you although Mandela Nineteen ninety-four has done a lot of great things for South Africa the situation of the townships and what the apartheid government left is so embedded in so difficult to change so my point of view was that just leave them right. I knew it from Iraq us if we upgrade these settlements if we do what now is called Advanced blocking which is now written into the laws after project in South Africa and together working together with NGOs in South Africa in our case was e- kilometer ninety Nick I think that one could roll out very interesting solutions of just kind of shifting what's already there and bring in infrastructure and that's what we tried to we tried to look at the settlements and look at neighborhoods and organize them as condominiums if you want or a corpse the idea of cooperative where you you say okay fine the lands been squatted for forty years and there's de facto rights to it now you began to with a small triangular plots of land on which there were numerous houses but you come up with simple nation that one person had managed build second floor on their home and could you provide the materials to give everybody the ability to do that but I involved a lot of questions for the people who live there and everyone else involved just tell us why that was so tricky to begin to negotiate what you would do a couple of things so one thing as I said that it's very important to have local support so in our case in bt South which is the settlement we worked in there about three two hundred individuals about seventy families and you needed first to get them all aligned and Pomez the community leader along with others able to rally together the three hundred people and vote on the idea of creating a settlement together what we noticed was some people have small shacks but more money and other people have bigger shacks and less money so why didn't we just declare the land is one property for the Kennedy and then begin to trade land and boundaries and housebound and use new prototypes where we could go vertical two stories which would save us about half the land right and that half the land could become then public space which for children and then also rental property which would pay for the development they then it got more complicated because how do you build on sand this is all the Cape Flats Very Sandy and it rains in the wind is rebel well the real moment of change came when there was a huge fire in Sheffield road and when the wind blows one check catches fire all the checks catch fire and in multiple mullaly there's been repeated massive fires in just in Capetown so when all that happen bend we found a solution to build row houses just like in England where the whole trick of the design was laying a foundation a slab a floor slab that could support to story walls and the dwellers themselves knew very well how to build their wood frames and to finish the facades and roofs because they've been already doing it with the metal sheeting of the shacks so how could we re utilize some of the material and actually not bring new fancy analogies that would be sold by one company right that could change the price of its products but actually how to make design as non design in other words make it so simple so essential that it's accessible to everyone with the cheapest local available material and that's what we did and we've been successful we have built one whole block of forty houses and the real estate prices around the neighborhood have changed substantially and everyone now owns there is in process of owning their own house where three years ago they had a shack squatted in municipal property to me the very beginning of that process do people trust you it was hard it was hard so you won't believe this story but in order to gain trust they had a community center quite nearby where they did theater theater and I found this wonderful director actor director Mondays hissing though who invited me into the community center and said you really want to commune with us you really want to identify with the community let's see if we can trust you and there had been a wonderful book written called leashes Milongo in the township white men in the township it's actually sold ten thousand copies and what's about a journalist Steven crowder who goes into collision to live Mondays he says okay I think you should be like Steven come and join us and let's write a play together and went through the process of writing a play together with Monday's easy to make a collaboration between us and we use Gil Scott Heron's lyrics and some of his poetry and we put together Lake called.
Has Samsung run out of ideas with the Galaxy Note 10?
"Our right so let's just <hes> i guess get into it. I think spurs galaxy note ten ten not one but two there is the ten there is the ten plus and wait for it. There is the ten plus five g mm-hmm so i have to say your your your key. The key indicator their product line has run out of ideas and apples guilty of this too when they start bringing colors out to the ipod lied. That's when you do that. Device was in trouble and the pris- matic back that they're advertising think for this. I think there's some solid tech care but i'm just saying it doesn't bode well christina on my opinion. We'll right okay so we're going to kind of. Let's get into this because this. These are two big bones so there is there's the writer note ten now. Keep in mind. The note is the smartphone. That basically is responsible for the fabric tab that we all have now. I remember when the first one came out. I think it was like five inches or something and we were like. No one needs a phone this big. This gigantic was the point of vests and people like myself. Were very anti the big phone. Thing <hes> says the woman who now has a tennis max and but over over the years you know the the notes series you have a regular galaxy s series which is kind of like they're kind of flagship and then you have the note series that comes out a couple of months later <hes> usually has some some of the same high in features sometimes even more powerful and then it adds the ability to use the stylus and and and write on it and this year there are two there is the the regular note ten and then the jumbo as the verse has no ten plus now. These are expensive phones now. This is the first time that samsung is <hes> joining apple and basically other rather smartphone company out there and getting rid of the headphone. Jack neil patel at the verge is very angry but i think this is. What do you think that i don't care. I think just because after apple did as annoyed as i was i was like well deal with an adapter by need to but otherwise otherwise like a just kind of lead me into my ear pod existence that i i'm in now and i still won't say i. I won't say it took courage because because it really didn't but it does kind of prove that everybody just follows apple. I mean i guess my frustrations. I didn't win when i voiced like not being absorbed up loss to the headphone jack i didn't realize at that point just how bad air pods were for the environment and spoiler really bad. Nobody recycles <hes> <hes> <hes> they're. They're terrible in that sense but that said you know this is a headache. I have to say comes up consistently <hes> not being able to have that that headphone jack back it it all the time like i think i've three cases of i three three different pairs of air pods at this point so it's not bad i it just. I don't know what's worse. I'm always hunting around for my other air pod trae majett. The case is kind of a pain in the butt in a different way but that said it's the future. Her move forward got bigger stuff to stress in yeah. Totally i think for me. The big thing is that <hes> i was already using bluetooth headphones for the most part when yeah that happened i was using my beats and then i embraced the airport alive and i still use other bluetooth headphones. The only area where it's kind of annoying is if i am wanting to like if you use your pods other than air pods wired ones the lightning ones. You can't use those with your laptop. Yeah that's the one frustrating thing and again airports kind of care that you can switch between the bluetooth inputs but but that's you know it takes more more time than just like unplugging plugging back in. Let's talk about this phone a little bit more so in addition to not having the headphone jack some of the pluses that has the note ten starts at nine hundred fifty dollars. There's so these are expensive phones. Ten plus starts at ten ninety nine. Note ten has eight gigs of ram and a two hundred six gigabytes of storage. The note ten plus plus is like i said one thousand nine dollars it has to fifty six gigs storage and if you spent another hundred dollars you get five twelve gigs of ram and it has has twelve gigs of storage it has twelve gigs of ram and then there is also a new five g. which is only available on reisen <hes> for right now so so these are really powerful phones i mean i'm sorry like eight gigs of ram in a phone. There are laptops talks. That apple sells the max ram. You can have in that laptop a gigabytes. That's so this is. I don't know this. I'm still kind of in this place. Where i'm mike phone has how much ram now like yeah eight and twelve gigabytes were getting into like real like real computing territory when we hear that makes sense because you know the marina phone is obviously solid state ramp laid a lot more of a role when he had the through throughput was so much slower than it is today so <hes> i mean i was on the architecture team. There's really valid use case for it but it's just it from my perspective on the outside. It's it's hard to understand why that's that's needed or even what apps on the phone could take advantage of it. Yeah i mean i think that's that probably for me kind of the the bigger thing you could make the argument like i think that if you had eight gigs of ram or gigs of ram and an ipod then there you could make the state you could make the argument that there there will be developers not a lot of them granted but there would be developers who would build apps that would be able to take advantage of all that ramp and and to use it right. There opposite are exist right like garage japan. You could do it when the full version of photoshop comes out. You know things like that like like there are things bigger than saying the full version photoshop unscom alfredo feels like ten hundred years it does i mean adobe is promised that so you know but but like but i mean even the the most rams rams. I believe that the mousse max out ipad pro has i think it's still like six gigabytes or something how you get thirteen inch <hes> version and you have to have the like the one terabyte of storage like that's the only way you get that whereas these are now phones that have eight and twelve gigabytes with android. I just maybe maybe they do exist if they do like. Let let me know tweet me at all motor score go but i don't think that there are any android apps that are going to be taken advantage of this stuff so it almost feels like it's it's like okay well. This is because we're just gonna run every app in the background at full throttle at the same time. I'm not gonna say i'm not. I don't hate it. <hes> although one one of the things that that <hes> you know i guess on the flip side of this bit is part of the note series is decks. Which is this way where you can connect your phone to you know basically a computer and then access your phone that wayne kind of turn it into like a mini thin clients. I don't think anybody actually uses that. It usually doesn't work well but that's an option. I don't know you know the virtuous talking about this being very hyped for it. I did twit this weekend. Leo's very hyped for it. I mean at the very least if you've got a phone in front of you this this bank. I can imagine like using it for note taking i mean maybe there's a way to get it hooked up to illustrator and you can actually use the vector pressure there. I know i can i can see uses for that. I think i think if my pat i yeah no if my ipad pro hooked to my mac and i could use the the apple pencil with i'm sure i would use that well yeah. I mean and i think that's interesting and obviously there's some things that microsoft is doing with windows ten and in disclosure. If you didn't hear the beginning of the show i work at microsoft but i don't work on windows and i don't know any of these specifics but samsung and microsoft worked together to bring things to windows ten so that you can do the iphone app that is built into windows. Ten has more of like a kind of a better mirroring in and better kind of i guess
"alfredo" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Alfredo talk dante motherfucking. Oh oh my god let me see. What is this crazy thing. That joe patchy perfected rap night. Oh oh yeah yeah yeah yeah he had. He used to sing back back in the day and then he had some vicky wrapped a one which is okay. I gotta is it gonna trash last. If you move too fast in class everything jeff. I don't know if that's bad no. I don't know what is did have a rap the rap i knew he steal field winning intellect with the women john real. I don't know if that's real. That doesn't set it looks i mean it's the music rapture he's talking over it and it's also the mouth looks like it's not i got you know what i gotta. Tell you though i'll tell so you think you'd do. I don't think he did let let me do that. Let me see man because i i don't know. Let me see it 'cause i. I was telling people that day that something wasn't real. Let me let me look this on. Father's has from up close to catch to see see from everybody. No need to show off already know pasted. We're just going to look it up. I can't tell if they're using the same thing or not but let me tell you something. They got me the other day. Let me see let me see if i can find never get got. They got they got me and chris harm another day man they got. They got me chris harming other day. Let me let me download. Some got me good man. They got something was real. Will they got myers. They got me good with something. Let me see if i can find let me let me downloading because i want to be able to play this all right boy roy <hes> so we were doing a twitch stream <hes> the other day and they have this so they got this fantastic fantastic four cartoon from the nineties yeah with herbie the robot now and now that from the ninety s zero no that would win from sixties now early but the nineties and he's not talk. Did you ever watch some more from the ninety. I never watched him do you. Maybe it was the sixties but there was one from the seventies as was talked talk about on the ninety. S yeah the nineties. I remember do you. You say you remember that were. They did a couple but i remember one. That was very enemy. Well let me so. Let me ask you this. Because now martin's people not his <hes> his is funny book knowledge right now. Marne his wanted to test to see if you really have your p._h._d. Funny book allergy right hand. Que tiene de man you if you know this if you i know this much respect. Do you remember the johnny storm rap. No johnny storm got onstage and started like like almost mumble rapping a date that they got me the other day with this because chris hermina. We set up here for about a good fifteen minutes. Y'all go any unreal. That's not real consistent. Yes it is it is and we like no. No this can't be true. Can they end up on this episode in israel man okay yeah well. This is the john and know that johnny storm did trap music before was invented. I hate to tell you but a white man had been trapped and and i i do remember this one because i mean it's always ford they young man. I thought it was in the inner city of atlanta. Was this was a white car to man all off separating to melinda melinda..
Trump Even More Unhinged Than Usual In Extensive Morning Twitter Rant
"States the president is having a big social media summit to at the White House today but he's not inviting any of the big social media players I wonder if this has something to do with Twitter being down he teed off on the media this morning bizarre Twitter rant series of tweets attacked the news media claim the industry would go out of business when he leaves office and suggests outlets would be forced to endorse him this cycle for the sake of their own survival great he started again this thing I when I was going through this that I was amazed at the number just the sheer number of tweets that this guy was able to crank out this morning starting at about six thirty I think it was DC time the White House to be hosting a very big and very important social media summit today what I have become president without social media question mark yes probably at its conclusion we will go to the beautiful rose garden for a news conference on the census and citizenship that's what he said a big subject today at the White House social media summit will be the tremendous dishonesty bias discrimination and suppression practice by certain companies we will not let them get away with it much longer the fake news media will also be there but for a limited period is it when I ultimately leave office in six years or maybe ten or fourteen just kidding they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility or prove approval from the public that's why they'll be endorsing me at some point or the other he went on to slam the democratic presidential contenders was funny we've got new nicknames or Joe Biden Pete Buddha judge and Elizabeth Warren here we go here's the tweet could you imagine having sleepy Joe Biden or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas as your president rather than what you have now so great looking and smart a true stable genius this is the this is next level this is this was a busy busy morning for him now that that act I true stable genius at that sounds like a north Korean language adjectives well he said that before he's talked about himself being a stable genius he said it multiple times before but I'm extremely stable genius but one of the things that he did was he tagged Alfredo E. Newman when he referred to in that first tweet he since removed the act signed so he wasn't tagged in it and then the other thing you did was the skinny version of Pocahontas and then in parentheses wrote one thousand slash twenty fourth referring to how native American she is yes but then realized that that doesn't make any sound so when he went back and changed that tweet he took out the offered the Newman tag and just left the name and then changed the V. percentage or what was in the parentheses two one slash one thousand twenty fourth to make
Orderscape wants to be the voice layer for ordering food through Alexa and others
"With might. Overstate, like tell us a little bit about horror stating orders. Cape is based in sounds California. We're voice technology company. At our focus is the food service restaurant sector to enable conversational commerce, which is a two-word word way of saying able voice ordering using a assistance, primarily, Alexa and Google assistant. What's the best thing you've seen here. He just left the presentation by lease soccer who had restaurant group. They're very focused on syndicating brand differ mation across the web, like hours of operation menu, information, things of that nature to spread out there, exposed brand data. They're very focused on search for voice. And as we are for commerce engine meaning facilitate transactions, but an voice context, you really need to have a very precise concise. Search algorithm to bring you right to the food that you want. So the way the web normally works is you, you search for a restaurant, and then you look at several restaurants to decide where you want to dine, either in or out whether it's to liberty takeout or dining with the voice world. It's really about food. I, it's foist first food. I in that context really have to go to the actual menu item. So give example if I'm most people about seventy percent or more think about what they want order before they think about where they wanna go. Yeah, the outlier is fine, dining follower to go to Gramercy tavern. I'm just gonna go my wife and I are gonna have a great time because the food's great. But in normal course of dining, I want barbecue where I want Indian food. So I think about what I would, but cuisine, I've a hankering for and then I think about worrying wanna go kit. That's seventy percent of the time which is inverted from how grub hope currently works all these guy, digital dining apps because they give you zip code and then they find restaurants, then you have to call to the menus to find out if there's something there for you for Indian food. So we invert that voice context really have to know what you want for where you wanna go to it. So in fettuccini Alfredo fettuccine Alfredo voice context on order scape, you would go right to the item. It'll have six restaurants that serve that you off right. In a grove environment or even Google environment, they'll show you PD entry, they'll show you recipes. They'll show you three or four restaurants on the homepage and you you have to do is click on the websites. Find the menu coal to the menu items looking for finishing afraid. You don't have that that luxury avoid environment. You're gonna lose people very fast. So it changes. What is your perspective on. The short to intermediate term future voice. Are you as bullish as everyone else here? Are you a little bit skeptical? What roadblocks in the way that you see need to be cleared out for voice to fulfill its potential share share with us your perspective share, you know it's early. I mean, any new. Technology like this, that that creates a new user experience new you is going to be, it's going to be early. But the reality is that it's ramping up very, very quickly. We already know how to our smartphones. We already know in our context, we already know how to learn food. The the, the adoption rate for these voice assistance is unbelievable in a very short period of time. I mean, Alexa was launched in late two thousand fourteen and what is early remit? Two thousand eighteen over one hundred million users of these devices. Compare that track with smartphones, even this is the fastest Right. By twenty twenty. It's forecast by fair amount of consistent research firms just going to be well over fifty percent. So the kid there, there has to be more use cases for that search. So if I know that I can find restaurant and I can find Vicini afraid, for example, by using my voice, I'm gonna use it more frequently. Sure. So we're kind of educating ourselves for quickly. So from a from an entrepreneur perspective, it's it's very slow ramp because we're always gonna hurt from an investor perspective because I am. It's it's early in the venture community. This this segment right here being talked about is very skeptical refer to to to tractions points of reference. There's not enough. There's as many metrics they would like about frequency of use, average guess check things of that nature. So the community is not really embracing startups as much as they should or would like, but that over the next twelve to eighteen months my crystal, the next twelve eighteen months. It's going to be an explosion of use use cases companies funding, because within two years, this will
Apple faces two hits from Trump's tariff threat
"Us Phoenix, Arizona saw daily record of one hundred fifteen degrees out in California the high temperatures. Are creating more problems for, crews were battling wildfires next, several days in California you've got what's called an offshore flow and you're seeing that in Washington and Oregon to what. That means is you're not getting air coming from the ocean. That's got some moisture in it instead the air continues to dry things out on top, of that you get some wins that CBS news meteorologist David Parkinson smart watches. And fitness trackers could be hitting the next round of tariffs on Chinese imports if. The Trump administration goes ahead with its threat of tariffs another two hundred billion dollars. Worth of Chinese imports the apple watch Sonos streaming speakers and Fitbit wearable devices, will be among the products that will be affected Reuters reports. That those devices Fall under the subheading of data transmission machines in the. US tariff code list and that. Subheading, is included in the latest round of proposed tariffs by the, president if the list goes into effect this, fall apple, Sonos and Fitbit would be hit with ten percent tariffs are those devices smartphones and laptops. Are still spared that CBS news business reporter Jason Brooks police, in Oakland California have captured the suspect in the. Deadly stabbing at a, city train station bay, area rapid transit Carlos Rayo Rojo st- details how they got their man taken into custody He was. Detained, for a short while, they're at the pleasant hill station and he has since been transported to the lake Merritt at the bar police, department an anonymous tip from a Bart writer led them to Twenty-seven-year-old suspect John Lee cowl. WWE news time three thirty. Four Italian media reporting the health of former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Mark. Yoni is worsening they say he's now in a coma that might be irreversible Mark Yoni has been in intensive care to Zurich hospital after complications from surgery his two sons are reportedly with them along. With his partner now former Jeep brand leader, Mike, Manley, was named as the new CEO during an emergency. Meeting of the, FCA board in Italy on Saturday and he's not preparing to, make, his Mark on their, company are ought to beat reporter Jeff Gilbert. Has the story it appears that Mike Manley's, first public, statements will come on Fiat Chrysler second quarter earnings conference call Wednesday morning L. m. automotive analyst Jeff Schuster says his head. Of Fiat Chrysler is most important brands. Ram Jeep Manley was instrumental in developing the company's strategy obviously he's gonna, want to put his stamp on it but I think at least initially we're going, to see a continuation of what Mark you only had put in place one of the other exacts who had been on the CEO list European chief Alfredo out of Allah has, now left Fiat Chrysler. The company, says to pursue other interests Jeff Gilbert w w j really go nine day the United.
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"Great sponsor the program Alfredo good morning how are you Good morning, you I'm. Doing great how are you doing good well it a terrible summit yesterday now in an avalanche of bad news and deserve criticism it's hard? To focus on. The economy but. That's why I asked you to come on because yesterday the retail sales news was very very good even Amazon prime day was what did the retail numbers tell us. L., freighter about, the tax cuts. And your your message at. Tax cuts. Work dot com You're absolutely right I mean quarter within half it goes up six percent versus last year so really when you look at it really is that you know. That kind of robust growth just shows automobiles and other good tactics really are. Working there helping consumers and families and people are just? Buying market they're feeling better they're. Making more, money to getting higher. Wages are getting bonuses? And. So, those numbers different tactics are. Working for our company I had dinner last night with. A group of congressmen talking about the, two thousand eighteen election's and messaging and the aftermath of the summit and all this different stuff, it remains. True that the tax cuts are their best selling point for reelection does that show up in your conversations with your job creators in the? Job creators network You know it really. Does Hugh and as we talk you know we we're crisscrossing the. Country for example. I think, you know you, know roughly fifty stops in about twenty five. Different states and we're just constantly talking small business centers for gay emails from them it's working right but you know we've got to get that message out, because unfortunately also some, small business owners are actually some. Hall businesses and. They don't understand some of the complexities that still exist in. Some of these provisions until we got to keep getting the. Word out so we keep doing whether they're online seminars whether it's tax cuts were but we've got to get out there and you know promote this because people have. To understand the benefit immediate expensing as you know is one of the biggest. Benefits that are happening this tax law change that has? An amazing impact on the economy Now when does when, do we get clarity on how the tax code impacts, people I know a lot of people that really still don't know Alfredo what the tax cuts mean for them even though we tell them. It's gonna be great they don't they fire, quarterlies they have no idea, how it impact when do we get clarity on that, that's a great point I know that treasury and others are working diligently tried to get that clarity I you know what I. Heard is that we should be hearing about it sometime this month But it is, something that's truly important of our small business owners are waiting. To, make some significant changes in capital investments because they do want to get some of that clarity of but you know I just want to point out something that I'm sure you've all heard about you know one of the biggest things like I needed expensive but there was a little error that happened when they wrote the law I mean we're literally talking small. Error, where the statute, a omitted for. Important works as any qualified improvement property, and they got the right place and that has had a huge? Impact in a negative way unfortunately on that vision and we need to be able to get that six. Immediately so that small businesses can't take advantage of. The immediate. Expensing could actually. Help with this interpretation literally right now. Today treasury department to make that change? To make that announcement. And people can go in and started making these cap investments that they would. Love, to be doing holding offer now over tax cuts work dot com you collect stories are Are you still doing that because I think you actually have, to sell this, all the way into twenty nineteen and so I hope tax cuts work dot. Com it's, going to be up and running through twenty nine, thousand nine yeah we absolutely do we ask people to continue submit these. Stories we, have over twenty five hundred stories already Hugh about small businesses investing we're going through we're calling through all of that we're really vetting, each one of these and some of the best stories we're. Trying, to filter back out and get a message out to the public because this is literally across the country we have evidence that these that are working we just have to get the word out.
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"Accusations and it is irony that he is leaving because of accusations of which these if you're going to put the accusations next to each other you would say that alfredo accusations or four or less in the severity level but one may be coming in which by the way i think we have time getting seated and one is going out trend is going now now because of and i don't know what it is i don't know what it is that he talked about what he said but he just didn't want to be a part of anything the house ethics committees listen to some of the things people raise some issues the dam is about to burst in politics the dam is about to burst big time we are going to get flooded and i think this is just the beginning i really do it's going to come out some of it is going to be like alfredo and some of it's going to be like john conyers some of it is going to be i perceive this to be a certain way or this is an allegation and because of the pressure of the climate that we live today people can have no choice but to step away and i don't think french francs is going to be alone and you've got blake guaranteed hold another rap another republican who's already paid out eighty two thousand dollars is looking into ethics for him whether or not he used taxpayer money.
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"Map alfredo rodriguez should be ruled an infield single i believe it has i didn't see yeah it's an entire sounds yet air so did field singapore alfredo rodriguez then you know patriots they're starting the rally they they know that our tested negative playbyplay so gotta get up a couple of runs they already have one almahras aerial steps to the plate looks in thousands beca edged a little too are right i like when he goes to the left the poll hang gut p a announcer here hangs out his little little love fishing fishingnet one night he actually tried to cat eaec got one in broke his neck really yeah yeah i think christie got him like a new net at gunpoint are fan club president got him one looked at a bunt the pull that back or a ball one in one no outs saucer alfredo rodriguez at first base a goss has been very impressive so far this in this ballgame has allowed just that home run sue eggleston but before that barely any baserunners and that one was lohan inside ball two two and one only face three over the minimum over the first five innings of this ballgame but patriot they got a rally started eggleston overrun afata rodriguez infield single and now rosario the number three batters at the plate be nub back out to the pitcher he goes to second for one on news first doubleplay up nourishes our base runners that that was a nice i liked the slide from alfredo rodriguez hearing second base was a good takeout slide it didn't wind up working that was get worked well but the execution were there yeah definitely a nice take us slides at a doubleplay to out nobody on for art a qazi many market gimme he saw many of the night i had my patriots shoebox operation patriotic jersey on my patriotic at which i have here with me today and he walked by and he goes all you need a pair patriotic bad in gaza yields zone batting glove company and he took his off nehapi end infamy so i really adam sign up today i only have two pair batting gloves my philosophy is clear collection hidden scott callies quick to those are definitely go up on.