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Boston - Gov. Baker On Uptick In Coronavirus Cases: ‘people not taking precautions in large gatherings’
"438 duly reported cases of covert 19 and Massachusetts today, bringing the total number of cases in the Commonwealth just over 111,000. Governor Baker today says he's concerned about a modest uptick in the cases. And in party says it's because of large gatherings where people were taking precautions, like wearing masks, the governor reminding those who come to our returning to Massachusetts to follow the updated travel order.
Coronavirus: Hospitalizations show improving situation in California
"Numbers. and I hope everyone The adopts pandemic the simple in the Bay and Area. effective measures, Number of people especially hospitalized washing with covert your hands. 19 KCBS in the nine County is Bay helping area the dropped Bay Area over the stay weekend. connected California's for more, positivity go to radio rate has dot also com improved slash stay from connected. a high of 8% to Coming up just on KCBS. blow 6.5%. I'm Kathy Novak with a closer World look Health at the Corona Organization virus recommends crisis a state or inside region maintain California's a 5% prisons, positivity rate Part for one at least of two our weeks week Long series before lifting shelter on at home and that social is distancing coming up protocol's. in five minutes. There First, have been though, two it's sports more covert time. And 19 here, Steve related Baker. inmate deaths So at giant San today's Quentin, fans bringing how the many number times of Corona during virus the strange deaths. season At If you the watch prison your to team 21 play and wanted to coming pull up a 10 the plug 20. on We the
Dallas County Eclipses 50,000 COVID-19 Cases; 7-Day Average Lowest Since July 2
"Health officials reporting 10 more deaths due to covert 19 as of Saturday alone, with 614 new confirmed cases of the novel Corona virus. virus. Latest Latest Latest numbers numbers numbers below below below the the the county county county seven seven seven day day day average average average of of of 654 654 654 new new new cases cases cases per per per day, day, day, and and and that's that's that's the the the lowest lowest lowest it's it's it's been been been since since since July July July 2nd. 2nd. 2nd. The overall number of confirmed Kobe cases is now at 50,590. The 10 deaths bring the Dallas County death toll to 681. Over the last seven days, 77 people have died. Making it the second deadliest week in the county since the start of the pandemic.
Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Astros
"Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston's Alex Bregman. And mocking Lee taunting Astro star Carlos Correa. That game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed. Houston stole signs in route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers. Kelly was not a member of that Dodgers team, but he was a member of the Red Sox in 2017 a team that also lost to the Astros. In that postseason. Kelly has appealed his punishment. Ella manager Dave Roberts was suspended for yesterday's game, and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fine. Dodgers won the game last night and swept that
Black Women Deserve More Credit in Civil Rights Movements
"Black women have been the pioneers of so many movements that have changed the world, the Eurasia of black women from the story of these movements is something. We've seen many times throughout American history starting all the way back with the women's suffrage movement. African American women in particular played a significant in sometimes overlooked role at a suffrage movement. There were African American women fighting for suffrage from the beginning you. Know sojourner truth and the time of the civil war I to be Wells Barnett and Mary Church. Terrell, they built a movement that would grow to half a million but they would never find exceptions among mainstream. Selfridge's at that time. Suffrage leaders were actively wooing southern white members to appease the southerners. White suffragettes found it expedient to abandon their black sisters they minimize the presence of black woman in that struggle. Stan seize control of suffrage history, and this multi volume book still dominates the histories and essentially wrote black women out of that. That's right. Black suffragettes were literally written out of the history books by white women in the movements and just look at their faces. It's like they had already seen the future and they were like I'M NOT GONNA get credit for any of this Emma because the truth is certain white feminist heroes worst super-problematic. People, remember them like they were early versions of wonder woman when in reality they were more like the mom from get out. Now, you may not be surprised that these nineteen twenties, Karen's where he gets to accept black women's work but give them credits. But what may surprise you is that black men in the civil rights movement also happy to do a similar thing most women who worked in the movement who were the exit backbone of the civil rights movement were not really known media attention would always be drawn to the men of the movement as they are doing work that Martin, Luther, King's and others but would not necessarily go to women like Ella Baker who was a longtime activist. Who helped to nurture and birth the student movement Diane Nash With the Lead Strategist behind the citizens in Nashville and the freedom writers he played a critical role in organizing the Selma marches. Dorothy height was the Godmother of the civil rights movement. But because she was a woman, she was often off to the side behind the podium behind the scenes she was guiding force at the table when the big six planned the historic march on Washington in nineteen sixty three, the lone woman at a table full of med, yet despite all her efforts height could not convince them that a woman should be allowed to speak at the podium the day of the march come on man this is so messed up. Black Women with the lifeblood of the civil rights movement, and still they got caught blocked by the dudes I. Mean, the Reverend's got half a dozen microphones right there you come break. One of those offer, my girl Dorothy she was a critical part of the group if the vendors were fighting Santa's but they made eye on Manchester from the stands and this just shows you that black women don't just have to deal with racism from the world but oftentimes, they have to deal with the sexism within their own communities and the world at large.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Kelly suspended 8 games for buzzing, mocking Houston Astros
"Joe Kelly has appealed in eight game suspension he received for throwing a fastball near the head of Houston Astros player Alex Bregman Kelly also mocking Lee taunted Astro star Carlos Correa last night. A game marked the first time the teams met since it was revealed. Houston stole signs to win the 2017 World Series title that came at the Dodgers expense. Major League Baseball also suspended Dodgers manager Dave Roberts for one game and find Astros manager Dusty Baker. The Federal
Joe Kelly suspended 8 games after throwing at Alex Bregman
"Pitcher Joe Kelly suspended eight games and manager Dave Roberts one game for Kelly, appearing to throw it Astros hitters Alex Bregman and Carl's Korea, then taunting Korea during last night's game. Astros manager Dusty Baker also find an undisclosed amount for his role in the bench is emptying in the aftermath of that incident.
Retired Holyoke Soldiers’ Home leader Paul Barabani testifies before Congress, calling for more federal aid to support vets’ homes amid pandemic
"Of the soldiers home in Holyoke, calling for greater federal oversight of state veterans homes. At least 76 veterans died. And Holyoke from Covert. 19 retired Massachusetts Army National Guard Colonel Paul Barrow. Bonnie telling a House Veterans affairs subcommittee that a lack of state support at the Holyoke home has long been an issue for veterans in Western Mass. When asked what he would have liked to have done differently regarding the soldiers, So, Massachusetts governor Baker said. The Pearlstein report made it clear that his administration's department of veteran services did not properly oversee the superintendent. For the long term care facility, it responded. That one's on us, The independent report found an ousted superintendent Bennett Walls, was not qualified to run a long term care facility. Rabbani represents the Holy Oak Soldiers Home Coalition, which is pushing for more funding and staffing there and construction off a new home in New Hampshire.
Source - Another Marlins player tests positive for coronavirus
"Tested positive for covert 19 that makes 16 players and two coaches since last Friday. Their season has been put on pause by Major League Baseball at least through Sunday and likely, longer, Dusty Baker, 71 years. Young
Benches clear in first Astros-Dodgers game since scandal
"Last night's Houston Astros Los Angeles dodgers game got a bit heated. The teams jawed at one another and the benches cleared after Dodgers Reliever Joe Kelley through a couple of pitches that the stroz perceived as intentional being balls. This was the first meeting between the two teams. Since the Astros signed stealing scandal came to light the dodgers were the team the Astro's beat in the two thousand seventeen world series. I cannot repeat some of what was captured by microphones during last. Night's broadcast but one of the voices expressing colorful language was that of Astros Manager Dusty Baker who learned yesterday he will be back as manager next season. The Astros Tuesday picked up the option on his contract for twenty twenty one. The STROZ also picked up contract options for pitching coach, Brent Strom and third base coach Gary Pettus.
Phenom-nom-nom -- Redux
"Lumpy dirty potato spread slowly through Europe being brought back from South America to Spain in fifteen seventy. The Swiss believed that potato consumption would lead to infection of the lymph nodes. The Burgundy. Region of France outlawed their cultivation altogether. Some thought that spuds would cause sterility while others thought that they caused rampant sexuality. We Have Antoine Augustin Parmentier to thank for our fries, Mash and hashbrowns. Forced to subsist on potatoes on exclusively as a prisoner of the PRUSSIANS during the seven years' war poverty are not only survived, but found that he thrived. Changing public opinion was an uphill battle, however, even serving potatoes to the KINK who suffered no ill effects wasn't enough. Permit years genius stroke was to make. People think they weren't allowed to have potatoes. He had his land filled with potato plots and hired guards to protect it. Guards who were instructed to turn a blind eye to all theft and accept any and all bribes so that the public would steal the potatoes and grow them on their own land. After a time Parmentier dismissed the. And as he expected, the locals raided the land and stole almost every potato plant growing there. By the following year, nearly every farmer in the region was growing their own potatoes. The potatoes, geographical and botanical cousin. The tomato fared better initially. Spain Portugal and Italy welcomed it with open mouths, the rest of Europe not as much. Tomatoes were blamed for health problems in in the upper-class people who were willing to eat them. The wealthy eight from pewter plates, a metal, high and let. The acid from the tomatoes would lead the lead from the plates, resulting in sometimes fatal lead poisoning. Even the American colonies of the seventeen hundreds view tomatoes as a curious ornamental plant. Making matters worse the Tomato Horn. Warm a conspicuously ugly three or four inch, long green worm with a Red Horn on its rear that can ruin tomato crops was considered to be independently business, and as dangerous as a rattlesnake. It reality. You've probably seen them in your own garden. You can just pick them off by hand to dispatch them in whatever manner see fit. Lee Apocryphal champion of the Wolf Peach as tomatoes were sometimes known was New Jersey Gentleman farmer. Robert Gibbon Johnson. According to the Salem. Society in eighteen twenty around two thousand people. We're jammed into the town square. Johnson emerged from his mansion and headed up market street toward the courthouse, dressed in his usual black suit with white ruffles, black shoes and gloves try corn, hat and cane. At the courthouse steps, he spoke to the crowd. To help dispel the toll tales and fantastic fables that you've been hearing and to prove to you that it is not poisonous I am going to eat one right now. There was not a sound as he dramatically brought the tomato to his lips and took a bite. A woman in the crowd screamed and fainted, but no one paid her any attention. They were all watching Johnson as he took one bite. After another, he raised both arms. The crowd cheered, and the firemen's band blared song. He's done it. They shouted. He's alive. We, know the tomatoes and potatoes come from central and South America but lots of foods don't come from where we've been led to believe. Let's go to a lightning round real quick. Croissants art from France they were created in Vienna Austria in sixteen, Eighty, three to commemorate the defeat of Turkish forces who were attempting to tunnel under the city and were heard by bakers who were up in the early hours of morning, beginning their trade. The Anna also gave Danish pastry. Sorry Denmark. French fries are Belgian and pulp. Fiction was telling us the truth about the manny's. Though it comes in many flavors, so give it more as ALII. Philadelphia cream cheese was invented in New York and don't bother ordering London Broil. In Britain, it's an American monitor for cheap top round steak to make them sound fancier.
"Just. Okay at one two three boom. Nice I'm still got it. This is why you go. US to some shows when when when wedding We have to literally music and visuals when something? Technical doesn't work so. Lights Lights One. Oh, yeah, absolutely I mean that's we should. Actually we could talk about that in a second. Yes it's it's a funny thing. I was thinking about your guys career just in general, and you know from when you started performing up until now just so much of the the not not the music, but the actual production of the show has changed. You know the level of the festivals the technical level the just how much money is going into the whole thing. It's Kinda Wild I. Wonder if that was was that an adjustment period for you guys, or was it just sort of gradually? You ramped up your show at a match it. Exactly that was a gradual thing, right? I remember even apart from bad back when we started. Obviously, we didn't even have a manager for years. Right, Bussey. It was like everything Wednesday buster another than we played shows even think of visuals than we created also visual loop for like remember. What was it like? Twenty five thirty minute loop? Yeah. Yeah Yeah, and it just runs in the background, right? Slightly at the beginning what manager? What's what's visual loop? It was not a DJ showed the DJ when we started was placed somewhere in the corner right, and then like some of the big room. KLOPP's eventually with the DJ a little more visual 'cause it start into. Hey, people are looking for that special guy, or they're coming for to guy and then. On on. I remember that when some shows in Holland I think were the first ones where we saw an anti club. All facing the DJ before. Dancing everywhere all over the place. and. It was so interesting. That was new doing those the early two thousands that we had total new kind of conduct dance culture. It was like people were into collapsed there were you the bar and dancing, and now it's like when when we play a show. Every single face in our in our direction, so thinking about it, yeah, it's actually a total different way of going out and partying and enjoy the night. Yeah, it's really interesting. I started DJ in the late nineties, and so I was right on the tail end. You know when I started when I started going to events and all that it was very much the old days that you're talking about where it was dark you. You couldn't really see anything I didn't know where the DJ was, and then kind of right at right at the end of the nineties when I first started getting my first real show as when that switch happened, and it was really weird. I wasn't expecting it for you guys. Was that something you? You know in the early days where you comfortable with that. Did you feel like performers? You want to be on stage. were. Just mentioning the one word, a DJ turned more into a performer these days. It's more occur forms as some people come more for the event performance than eventually for Dha Music which still? Meal, wrapping it up in what what I say now still Farrah's The music is always the center and should be key over tension, and that will always be what's most important for us, but of course these that you cannot you cannot just you know. Look on your players at a not interact at all with the crowd. You can't do this these days. Maybe, I can speak for the two of us we. We grew into that where we're never the guys that search for every Kendra. Oh, we gotta jump in. but yeah we. We grew into the situation with comfy with it now it's it's fun. And when when the crowd is so much energy to to cheer back into It's awesome that. Really emotional at driving and so it wasn't it was we. We grew insulin and wait. We really enjoyed. Now may be boring to still do just the cool Dj Noah you right so. It's nice to see when they all face. You also especially back then because. The production was as Baker, was still about the music, but there was still facing. You just felt like they really care about the music they really. WanNa hear new music and expect you to surprise them and it was. Good to see all this attention than it made us also better DJ septic.
Giants' DeAndre Baker placed on Commissioner's Exempt List
"Be a giant's training camp has been placed on the commissioner's exempt list prohibiting him from football activities of any kind bakers facing a charge of assault and armed robbery in Florida, and can't play until cleared its 4
Giants' DeAndre Baker placed on Commissioner's Exempt List
"Giantsquarterback DeAndre a bigger put on the commissioner's exempt list after being charged over the summer here for many things, including armed
Pirates' Derek Holland ejected for arguing with umpire from stands
"I I read a story for them. I watching this Apparently. You ever watch baseball When you know there's an argue of a strike or a ball and out, the manager comes running out, right gets face to face for the empire. Even you see, you've seen that right? Apparently. At one of the baseball games. I guess the umpire. I guess he is He is. Ah, Karen Massacre Right or a mass. Karen. He happened to see a couple of players. Sitting in the stands. I remember nobody is allowed in the stands is no fans, So a couple of players were just sitting in the stands where nobody is. But they weren't wearing masks. So the umpire Through the player out of the game. Because he was not sitting With a mask on he Apparently the players are not allowed in the stands. Even though nobody's allowed in this stands. You can't get any more socially distance from this. The pirates and the Cardinals are playing. And AH Pirates pitcher Derek Holland was just like just sitting in one of the The seeds and the empty stands and the home plate umpire Jordan Baker saw this and said You're out of here. Throw him out. And if that wasn't bad enough, right, So you're throwing out a guy sitting by himself in the stands where nobody else is. Right. Nobody else's there. What is he stealing signs? I mean, whatever he's just sitting there. So the manager Of the Pirates came out to go argue Funniest thing. He had to run out and pull the cloth mask above us above his mouth. And he and the hope and the whole plate umpire takes off his catcher's mask. Whatever you know the protective mask and puts on his surgical mask. And he used to be back in the day. The manager get Toto inches from their face and yell at each other. Now they have two socially distance. You see the home plate umpire and the manager, yelling at each other from like four or five feet apart. And then at one point, you see the whole bump higher, like, just see, must have said something to the manager. The manager then pulls the bandanna thing. Whatever over his nose, he only his mouth covered, not his nose. Course Their eyes were wide open, right? So now in baseball, the managers are arguing from a socially distance. 345 feet. And they had to stop before they could argue and put on their
Derek Shelton argues in mask, gets 1st win as manager
"Piratesmanager. Derek Shelton was ejected from these teams game against the Cardinals. Shelton then went to the field while putting on his mask. Home plate umpire Jordan Baker put on his mask and the two argued from about four feet away. This is baseball. Now. Pirates with a 31 laid on the cards in
Boston - Gov. Baker Sets New Travel Restrictions To Massachusetts To Keep Covid-19 Cases In Check
"Order is to keep Massachusetts safe and Corona virus cases down. TV
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
"baker us" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast
"I am sitting here today in Midland Texas with my friend Jimmy Butler the VP of Permian for Baker Hughes. Thanks so much for being with US Jamie. I Chris Great to be here. I'm so excited to talk all the fun and exciting changes at Baker and everything that's going on and you just recently had an an exciting trip Italy but before we get into our interview. I WanNa thank everyone who has shared our podcast with friends and colleagues. We truly have listeners. All over the world even in low France so thank you so much for listening. I really appreciate each and every one of you. I also would like to ask everyone to help our show out by taking a few minutes and leaving a review on itunes. I cannot thank you enough for doing this. We just recently had this fantastic review. They said Christopher's interview style brings out the best in her guests. Listeners brought into a conversation in which guests are allowed to be open about issues important to them professionally and personally krista interviews highlight the dichotomy between the hard scrabble oil business and the generous civically engaged attitude of the people who live in the Permian Basin. Wow thank you so much for those kind words. They didn't leave their names. O You know who you are. Whoever you are thank you so much I really appreciate you. Jamie thanks again for joining us. And congratulations on being nominated one of heart energies twenty-five influential women in energy for twenty twenty. How exciting was that when you found out. Oh just unbelievable. Almost had to pinch myself just wonderful nomination in recognition and even the class of women the other twenty four women in this twenty twenty s class so amazing talented and then even if you look at its third year so this is three years in the making. This has been going on and I looked at last year's twenty five in the year before that and it's just exciting to be in such a class in caliber of these amazing women of really truly. What an honor in that group and well-deserved. I have to say as well. I know that we visited before. But we WANNA get kind of. Everyone caught up with. Maybe they haven't listened to any of our previous podcast but tells a little bit about how you got an oil and gas and how you got here to the Permian all right so it's nineteen years. Though unbelievable. Last time we talked was eighteen years right so I've been in the Permian for about a year and a half now. Anna been with Baker used for nineteen years and nineteen years ago honestly. I just needed a job. So if you hear some of my podcast and speeches for her engagements that's really my story. I just needed a job right and I actually had not graduated from college yet and I was looking and Baker. Us hired me. I mean that is what you know going back in that time. Yeah you looked in the newspaper. It'll be. How did you find out that Baker Hughes was was hiring? Yeah I ran into. Actually my brother was coaching baseball. He was coaching tournament. Baseball and I ran into a leader Baker us and he asked me what I did and I said I was going to college and I was running a book warehouse Solo by myself while going to school and he said well have you thought about doing something different for your work and Baker. Use can help you finish out your degree so out. Yeah absolutely so actually interviewed for the first job. I didn't get it. And then that manager pass my resume onto another manager and said I think she'd be better fit for a role you have. I interviewed for that position. And yeah the rest is history so it was actually an administrative role so I started out at. I guess the bottom grade levels what we call them at Baker US and finished my degree and then I went into finance and then I went into marketing and then I went technology and then I went into supply chain and I finished my masters in supply chain management at Penn state going back and fourteen oversee park over a course of two years and then I went into manufacturing then I went to do field operations and then commercials so it was used doesn't at all crazy nineteen years and so a year and a half ago. I was in what we call our global accounts organization handling three of our largest accounts for Baker US across all product lines and an opportunity came to move to Midland Texas and leader Permian businesses. And I said yes absolutely why not. I mean this is the epicenter of oil and Gas. Right and I love your story. Because I've learned so many things just from hearing you just recap it even that first of all. If I don't succeed try try again right. Didn't get that I. I love for young women to hear that. Because sometimes you get that no one you think okay then this decision for me but you persevered and you were persistent and you kept going and then all these yeses then eventually led you to this. Vp position which is just incredible. Yeah it's amazing definitely when the bus pulls up you know. Don't turn it down so definitely get on the bus but at the same time if the bus doors shut you know. Think about what's that next bus that could pull up in. How can I overcome those challenges? And what can I learn and make myself better so I just think it's limitless possibilities and you just have to look at everything happens for a reason and you know when you fail or you make a mistake? How can you learn from it? And how can you move forward and turn that into an opportunity? Love that new definitely done that and then some let's talk a little bit about this one hundred th anniversary of the Permian which is a huge milestone an incredible to think of can you share what Baker is focusing on in the permian. Now yeah absolutely so we know that the Permian one hundred anniversary is a huge milestone for us. It's really exciting. To look back at the well that put us on the map in Nineteen twenty-three which was Santa Rita It produced for over seven decades. Which to me is like wow. That's amazing that a welcome produced that long but like the Permian Baker US also has over one hundred years of experience so I feel like that's what we bring to the table our legacy and our drive for innovation to the energy industry. You know obviously we bring all of that in a safe manner right. We protect our people the people island location in the environment. But at the same time I feel like a we can bring that expertise and knowledge to the well. Construction side in the production support side to support our customers to draw. Incomplete wells more efficiently. They can flow that I drew car- much sooner and they can also produce it longer and then the.
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Last. But not least. Yeah. Yesterday on walk in cutting Sal tells us we believe will win MVP NBA this year tech. Listen, LeBron turns thirty four in like three days. He's averaging thirty five minutes a game. I bet Walton knocks him down to twenty eight twenty nine minutes a game. Especially now knowing that they can grab a top three or four seat in the conference and make the playoffs. Now. What I like is. I'm going to cash my Jonah's for MVP ticket because that gap is gonna wide and more and more as LeBron plays, fewer minutes. Will point here. I'm not so sure I think LeBron will make a run at the MVP. And if they finish his third or fourth seed in the west, I think he may deserve. It just seems like they're rooting for someone else other than LeBron get it and years pass. He's deserved it or more consideration than he's been given. Is it seems like it's a rotating trophy? And the bronze had his opportunities. He had his wins. And I think they're trying to go for the next the future and pay for these Libro built in the world, Jordan when he did it when Charles wanted and Carl Malone my else every John just he deserved if they win the east probably give it to them the Browns the best. Yeah. For me. It's LeBron best players obvious the Lakers last year and this year nine difference. He means that much teams or not you gotta give LeBron until he slows down. I'm a Laker fan though. Uncle Jimmy's here to help us talk about our puja ratings for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Oh, you alight lifeguard. I hope you're not a lifeguard. No pool with no real kids. You want? They don't do. They sell lotion and your neighbor..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"I think that is a little truth in terms of do we have the best basketball culture in terms of development. If our talent was being developed other places where they can really focus on it. Maybe our talent would be even better. Who were you talking to Mark Cuban with these comments, and who are you talking about? Maybe that's why you may want to bite your tongue I might wanna bite my tongue. But there was a shot that came from these comments that I feel now it's like, wait a minute because we all know, the NBA seventy eighty percent African American. Okay. That's fine. Not every single player in NBA is black. But then if you look at all the good players this year. Maybe there's two exceptions. They're going to be all stars that are going to be non black players, which one may be your own player in the rookie. Let's go joke. Vich probably, and maybe that's it, and which is skewing differently than this globalization of the gang. That's supposed to be all inclusive and diversify and he's living under a false reality. Because most of this league is specially degrade players are black. What is there to say about this better way of school? Rolling these players, and they will become better basketball players when the reality is all the great basketball players are this way in this culture. So I just say who you're talking to who you're talking about. You found another one in the million in terms of these are kids who are teenagers who are brought into a professional ranks. And you found one found another not even from the same country as letter. So what culture is so damned that is not giving those players the proper opportunities in America this AAU coach he talks bad about. I don't see issues. I think the best players in the planet. You know, obviously, come from the United States of America has now let's start that conversation right there. And then when you're talking about the players with the best ability, you can find them at your local Martin Luther. No somewhere ball on. T- washing highest some like that just putting that out there. But he has a point when you're talking about, you know, skill set and development because you look at grassroots in air, you system, some of those things the money is used to pump money back into grass root, but is not used for the development of the individual the kids. And I think that's important. So when you look at Lucas situation, he's a kid then plan professionally since he was fifteen sixteen years old. So they obviously he's going to be better from a skill set standpoint. And all those things he's planning grown man at an early age on the biggest stage in the right settings in the right environments and things like that. So if you take some of the best talents that we have and do the same thing with that imagine what that will look like. But right now when you look at the name, I think LeBron James k D Steph curry, I mean, we we're not doing bad. I'm gonna say. Her. I agree with Mark from the skillset, Mike you talk. Okay. But education system is built differently here. United states. Okay. From an academy. Perspect-? That's how it's been in Europe. Okay. United states. It hasn't been like this kind of break that mode. You're going to have to totally. That's why I think people push back at I m g academy. All you do is focus on basketball. What about education well education is there, but it's not part of our blueprint in regards to America. So that has to change I think when we were younger we went to basketball camps at basketball camps. You got station work the first part of today. So it was all skill work..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Time to put on our thinking caps going by FOX analyst, Jim Jackson Caramba Butler, as you all know, I may journalists and we've got our resident Ivy league or Marcellus Wiley Columbia's vario, we're gonna take a deeper look at some big issues sports. We've got a special cap for Columbia grad bring it in overtime. Yeah. He goes still on one. All. Yeah. Moved to the NBA lucre Danni. It's had another big game last night. Dropping twenty one points, ten assists and nine boards in the win over the New Orleans. Pelicans, Don has been having a stellar rookie season, which got owner Mark Cuban spout. A controversial theory last week about what America can learn about basketball from dance home country of Slovenia saying, quote, if we took our best kids and seven years before they are McDonald's all American we sent them over to Slovenia to get an education. The league would be a thousand times better. They just learn how to play basketball while our guys learn how to dunk and put together mix tapes. Wow. And gannon. Definitely Mark Cuban has a type, and I don't blame Dirk Nowitzki. He fell in love with the European player. And he wants to do that again. And it looks like he's struck gold and. Maybe there's some truth to what he's saying. I'm gonna bite my tongue. Gurley really, June Ugo bite your tongue. Oh..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Go happen. We're gonna find out that result. But who's the better team in A? And why I think the clippers are tell you the truth because of the team's depth. Really do they're less vulnerable to injury than the Lakers. I mean, I hope and I believe that LeBron's not gonna be out for long. I hope he plays tomorrow night because the clippers wanna beat the Lakers at their best. Without their star marquee player. But. At one twenty one of the last twenty-five meetings between the two three one last year. I just don't see any reason that that should change. But the city series is really really fun and any Lakers watching this right now though, I think they're traveling Sacramento right now, maybe not watching. Oh, yeah. Where are you guy? We'll see you tomorrow night do and being a voice of the clippers for forty years of this talk about some of those dark years and maybe a shining moment despite all of the losing at that time. Well, it was it was tough. We I came here in nineteen eighty four and nobody even noticed I would go to the drugstore grocery store with clipper jersey on our separate cap and people go what what what the clipper and once you told them on on the Laker fan. Okay. And it was that way for a number of years. You a bunch of coaches and a bunch of players largely didn't want to be here. It was it was a real challenge to everybody in the organization then in in the nineties we had a couple of pretty good runs and we've actually got Larry Brown as as a coach and. Mike Dunleavy has been good years with the club. But it's been it's been a process, but I we had one season we won. Ten in law seventy two I think and I enjoyed every single game while eighty to gain. I love going to work lovely games. I love the sport. I love the craft of broadcasting shoe guys. Love looking at coming in here. You know and talking sports for couple of hours each day. I just love doing it. And if during the worst seasons if you can find a reason to have people still watch your done by twenty in the first quarter. I remember a few those. To keep watching the second third and the fourth quarter. Then you're doing your job my wife, who's the greatest clipper fan ever. She'll be all upset after the slippers lose a ball game. If I had a great show on radio TV I'm like, all right? And what are you happy about? Well, Ralph I want to ask one quick question. I don't wanna ask who the greatest clipper is who's the clipper, you were closest to friend wise closest connection to that. You've maybe like the most Bill Walton probably fits that Bill, but we'll be free. Another one from way back in the day. Quentin Richardson Darius miles a little more recently in the first part of the new millennium. And this this group today has got some wonderful quality people from Harrison Gallinari to the two guys from Serbia Teodor, C H, and my Ianovich the big seven three giant. They're all special people and Patrick Beverley his own little personality of fiery guy. But they're all good family guys. They're all good guys. And they all work there. Tails off every night. And I admire anybody that does that Ralph your special person to our show Jason and is especially me being the clip city tip city. So we half of our show. We want to give you just a little token are preciado. Tired at the end of the year. I will use this. We live right near the river. I love this will get us. Thank you guys often. Oh..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"They're four and five when he took over they were out of the playoff picture, and he's gone five and one cents. So yeah Baker Mayfield. It mean the statistics show more impressive by far but Lamar Jackson his impact on a Baltimore Ravens is by far and away for me. A better thing than what Baker is doing bake when you're number one pick your expected to plate WALE. You're expected to play will Lamar Jackson has this impact with the ravens aware that defense knows if we can keep team down Lamar. Jackson's gonna find a way to get the W force. And he's done that does far. Yeah. Oh, I'm sorry. A bigger impact. The ravens came into the season a playoff contender. The other the Browns came in having won one game in two years. And now they're sitting here with a chance to go eight seven and one who thought the Browns were gonna win eight games this. No, no, no, no, no. I'll say. The season knows a lot of people saying the browser seventy nine before the season started a lot of so-called experts thought the Browns will go seventy nine eight now thought it would be with tyrod Taylor not Baker Mayfield. But that was that people were saying, I really thought six to eight games got it on record got it on YouTube somewhere. I say six to eight and that was with tyrod Taylor. Look, it's still a good enough team constructed around Baker Mayfield. But here's my argument also on top of with TJ in terms of impact look at this. Baker Mayfield has had some horrible games. Like some games where you're like. Ooh rookie. I mean, come back down to earth. We haven't seen a horrible game by Lamar Jackson this year and Lamar Jackson to your point earlier. His act is more universally accepted up stairs by his teammates than maybe Baker mayfield's is like there are people pushing back at Baker Mayfield outside and we all know how this usually plays out when adversity hits someone and then locked rooms all going all of a sudden says yet had act by. Him and all that bravado arrogance. We weren't really filling, but we are winning. We didn't want to really say anything, you know. That's coming. That's come. So there's a arguments wrong for the more Jackson who's planning winning football. I think James. Thank you TJ. We're joined now by legendary broadcaster, the voice of the clippers. Ralph Lawler me. Oh, my he's in his forty and final season with the team Ralph I want to start with a question you ever seen the movie fatal attraction, do you? Remember that? Absolutely. And so failed attraction is what I think when I think of Marcell is he loves up on. I'm not in how the clippers out for him. Clippers feel about Marcellus fatal attraction they love ourselves. Because he's always been an outspoken voice sometimes in settings, and you wouldn't expect to be too kind the clippers and he's boy's been a good fan. And we appreciate it. Appreciate now trying to be professional appear despite my phantom, obviously, if you look at talking to you and this team you're living legend you've seen a lot of clippers years and years bad years. But what's the what's the reason behind the success for this team this year lavis people call this a starless team, but they're out there playing winning basketball? Megan guys who are playing like stars to Marcellus to be true. But I think there's a kind of a transitional year for the team not a rebuilding year. Because owner Steve bomber just won't put up with that. He's not gonna tear it down to the studs. Like Philadelphia did with their their process kind of thing. And they went out and got a bunch of hard nosed competitive hard-working guys who have been under the radar and. And it is just really fit. I think Doc Rivers doing he's a former coach of the year. But he's having his best year coaching ever. He he's really manage the talent Matty's the minutes when you've got like twelve or thirteen guys who are really quality rotation type players, and you only play eight nine or ten of them and to give a night. It's a it's a real chore for the coach he's on a great job. Yeah. You talk about being in those settings at times where it wasn't the fashionable thing. Port to clip. I'll be there Friday at all right game versus the clippers. Look the civil wars..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"But here it actually right there. But still number two that dude of the week. Now, let's go to number one the Rams defensive tackle MVP. I hear from some Aaron Donald minister of the interior. Oh my God. At three sacks in his game. One of them was a fear basic do just failed down. But this is where I go. This is the old dit and swim move. Richard dent, Chicago Bears perfected that move just chop down at arm as he tries to grab you not even a good punch by gossip, but he tries to grab and now Aaron Donald chops it down debt move with slim now split that. Oh, God he is in the middle. And. Basic coal is sitting there like oh, damn kind of wide here to Grand Canyon, separating us. I got to recover. I gotta push you pass quarterback. Oh, look at they hit being see it's not just about the upper body, y'all. Get them sacks down low look at that hit been intern twisted towards the quarterback, come down hill. Oh, yeah. Josh rosen. You felt that? And you could see never one of the week air Donald day of show which won the limo that Aaron Donald sent for number seventy eight. He limo him to the game was awesome. Let's win gears and move to a couple of quarterbacks. Baker mayfield. Lamar Jackson who will face off Sunday in Baltimore. Both rookies about played a lot of people's expectations this year with Baker approaching the NFL rookie record for touchdown passes and the leading the Browns to their best record in years while Amar has won five of six starts and has the ravens sitting atop the AFC north question ears who's had a more impressive rookie season. Baker may feel Lamar Jackson. This is easy for me. Bigger mayfield's gonna win the rookie of the year bigger mayfield's about to break and or tie Peyton Manning record. Beggar mayfield's taking the Browns to a winning record perhaps first time in more than a decade is breaker Mayfield. Not so easy, contraire Mon Ave. Lamar jackson. If I have to split hairs who's having a better season. They're going to be different. Like you said. Cleveland's lowly history. It's going to factor in and he's coming in as the number one overall pick and living up to expectations, but who is exceeded expectations. Lamar Jackson if I'm thirty two and your number one overall and your record as a starter six six even though one of those games you came in lake and my record is five and one as a starter. Oh, not only did I hit the ground running literally. But I have done more to position than they even expected in my first year. So now, I've galvanized my entire squad by performance and based off the expectations. I've done a little bit more based on who they thought I was. So people said the Mark Jackson when even get to play this year. He was behind a twenty million dollar franchise quarterback. And he didn't get his coach fire in a process again is opportunity. So there is argument to say Lamar Jackson has more would is operatives. Nah, I gotta I gotta go with Jay. What debate? If you started have you started may feel earlier in the year. I believe Browns would have a winning sees if the fifth only on right here. I got it. Yeah. I believe Baker like you said he's playing lights out his his team may not be doing well, but they're doing well or better than they have been doing in years. So like, I said if they started him sooner, they probably be a for playoff appearance right now, if they started him, so more more impressive is Baker Mayfield. Bigger impact is Lamar Jackson the Lamar Jackson had a bigger impact for his team..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"But as James says, and I've certainly believe the proof will be on Sunday. I need to see for. I really believe it because everything I've seen from this. Due. Layton game crunch time pressures really owned. He looks like a guy that was in the third or fourth round of the draft or reason. Well, you know, it's crazy if you look at the individual numbers and this same thing with this team before the change it OC Kirk cousins is having a great year franchise record year. You look at him in primetime games. The record is five and thirteen you like, yuck. But then you look at him. His completion percentage is higher than in non primetime games. His intercepts ratios better passer rating higher pass yards per game higher like everything about him. He actually they beat so bad. They throwing a ball so much empty calories and Samantha Kelly's. But I'm just saying he doesn't go away. Primetime games. Sounds like there does late very late and again to intercept despite all the work that they did this year. He's beaten one team with a winning record this year. The knock on him. There's some truth to it. When facing the best. Again, 'cause he's getting paid like he's a franchise quarterback. He is he's not his talent isn't franchise quarter. He doesn't wow, you would his arm the same Patrick Mahomes out there the same Aaron Rodgers. This is a gatz anytime. I watching players like a man that's a nice four fifth round pick this plan that high level. I never he never been wassenberg some of the elite quarterbacks even when they play in bad. You can say oh, man. They got the talent. They shouldn't be playing a match. You wonder what why would Minnesota get rid of case keenum with the type of season they had last year and go gig Kirk cousins like Kirk cousins air Rogers bought the number. They bought the hype. With locking Wally joined by James here. TJ who's been zodda time for that? Dude, got got love for the big uglies in the middle in the trenches. With lock include all of us out here that do do and the story number three Cowboys defensive DaMarcus mourns the buck stops here. Cowboys beat the book and here twenty seven twenty three tackles one sec by men DeMarcus Lawrence, saying, LA, I love it, brother. Now. Let's show you how you got that on James Winston right now now offers tackle, our, no, hey, he's about the pitches side, look at that double team action as they're gonna come and fan to him DaMarcus lors years pension, is you could tell by his foot work only Vance we'll see this. And now DeMarcus Lawrence goes into that double team. Now, you gotta deal with both of them, boys. But there's a way to beat the double team. If you one get skinny to bitch press, you can see now he has office alignment on one leg locked out. Now, they are trying to actually block his visit get a little blurry near don't know. What's going recall that no one call that? You don't need to I'm keeping my feet moving. I told you I got skinny into get while keeping my feet moving and already got the distance because of the bid I now you can see all this action coming together and Jameis Winston you must go down. Guess what DeMarcus Lawrence our third that. Dude of the week. Now, let's go to number two who will be number one. But dammit, I don't give kickers that much luck. Falcons, punter kicker. Matt Bassir this boss by out here. Now, this is gonna take time to develop, but there's going to be worth it. Oh, wait to the end in this four tackles this season twenty eight and his career right there. Oh my God. Kenyon. Born or what the hell are you doing trying to joker? First thing is this kicker. He's sitting here like kickers tackle. Yeah. We don't exotic exist until your body's just so he tried to jump in the air. Got squared up. Got him up in the air Look. taste..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Time for big story with locking Wiley joined by James Harrison TJ outta move to Minneapolis where the Vikings host the bear sunny with their postseason hopes on the line. Minnesota is with a win or eagles loss. But the last time Kirk cousins was in position to lock up a playoff spot in two thousand sixteen with the Redskins. He threw two interceptions in a season killing loss to the giants. This week cousins was talked about how he deals with the nerves of plane in big games. Well, they're always be, you know, excitement nerves anxiety, butterflies, whatever you wanna call it. That will always be there. This matters to me. I joke with people that when the math teacher junior high school said, hey, we've got a pop quiz. I mean, you start to feel the butterflies because you wanna do. Well, it matters to you. And frankly, I think when I have butterflies I play a little better. This is the knock on Kirk cousins. He doesn't play well in big games and Peter King was on the heard earlier talking about this. They paid. There's a lot of money to win. This game this weekend. I don't have faith that he's going to get it done. I've seen him in too many of these not deliver. I don't expect. He's going to deliver this weekend. It gets very, you know, I think he's turned a corner. When you have a problem, they say the first step of recovery is mission thinking gains pass he tried to denied it. This was a pattern but looking at him and talking to those around him. It sounds like now he's like I'm going to confront this. I'm going to address this. I know why I'm here is to get his team over the hump. And he's prepared for this moment. Just seems like a different mindset sounds like a different expression from Kirk cousins. So hopefully, he's turned a corner as well as he has support in turning that co corner new office coordinator in town forty-one points, twenty seven points little different balance in terms of run pass ratio think that's all going support Kirk cousins. This is a this is not a it's not once you admit your product. Cover on. He still has to go out there perform, and I don't believe he's going to do that. Especially not against the cargo. I haven't seen like you said his recent history shows that just because he admitted Demis nothing. Well, if you didn't emitted before, and you didn't have the same team same support system going here and lose it. He already admitted that I had this problem y'all know I had this trying to get it. Right. I'm getting in front of this problem. So. When you look at it everything is stacking up in his favor for this weekend's game Chicago Bears. They don't have anything to play for if the rambling looney around a lot half. They they play at the same time in. So Chicago theoretical Rams guys. And he's anything but giants were already in the playoffs two years ago, and they beat them him with to bit. But this is the thing they could possibly play in the first round of the playoffs. And so the game plan from Chicago it has to be pretty vanilla offensively. And so things stack in his favor. He should win this game. Because of that the Rams play the forty Niners which they should win Chicago Bears. They don't gain advantage by really playing their best players in his game. So things are in. He can't win this game. They need to get rid of Mesa. If he can't win this year. Three eighty four not going. You got two of the best two of the best receivers in a game. You got a great running game. If you got a great defense Minnesota Mike Zimmer if he can't win this game some is wrong because everything is in his favor. Everything there are certain guys that pressure does and he should even get credit for winning his game. Because Chicago doesn't have a lot to play for. Well, he go get credit because it would be nice accomplishment. If he did. And I I hate to beat the guy, but look not everybody's built for pressure. Not everybody. Look LeBron James struggle with this early in his career. And there was a real struggle, and he had to learn and overcome and and make up for that as Marcella say, maybe the process has been started..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"I also. There's he came off as KOMO mess. He's a quarter. But we've never seen a quarterback. Do a Baker Mayfield is doing. I don't here's a criticism because he responds everything. And it's when he starts playing bad is gonna Pol on them, alone minutes. How will he react how how will handle that? The what he's doing is almost Dion Sanders this quarterback. But that's a quarterback position. We've never seen anything. I think it's a lot harder. It's quarterback is for you to do that. Because you're relying lot of people to make sure that you're able to do your job back. And that that line in Cleveland is not really that Pittsburgh center line that's going to protect like they do with being. So he's he's adding pressure to them along with whatever he says. So it's kind of atom isn't that week? Like, we need to create likability to protect us from our fall. Like, that's all we're saying Baker Mayfield chill out a little bit. Because when if versity hits you will fall down a wrong or to make sure you have a software. I think the standards different in terms of some people just like, hey, man, do the right thing. Now, it has nothing to do with the fall is just like, hey, man. That thing you're doing Hugh Jackson is distracting us from the fact you're about to tie or break Peyton Manning's records. I don't know that. Yeah. You the little undis- undersized quarterback? Who's about to set the football world on fire. I don't need to be talking about your beef with Hugh Jackson, you beef and down. Okay. About to be the biggest star in the league. And you'd be in with a one in thirty to coach you beef. And I will challenge the audience to separate the signal from the noise and no real from fake. And also challenge the same audience that didn't know that as a fact to look at it like this Hugh Jackson, and I'm not just going to talk about him coaches in general have cut cut players midnight hours. I've seen a coach take a player star. Layer gonna go quarterback quarterback this Goto. Our let's go to our state of the union season ticket holder meeting. That's starting quarterback get on the bus cut him in that moment after they sales season tickets point being coaches, some roofless things. Well, there's no question Marcel, but you've just moved the goalpost. Because again, what I'm talking about is Baker Mayfield doing the right thing not protecting himself when there's adversity. He is diminishing Baker Mayfield this kids, and what he's done in Cleveland Cleveland hasn't had a winning record in a decade. And a rookie quarterback is about to take them. There would have Peyton Manning type performance as a rookie. We're not talking about. We're talking about all his little beefs and they asked him everyday. Were you staring down? Hugh Jackson, and all this other stuff. He's putting shine own Hugh Jackson, but I do Hanson's done the laughing stock. This would be like arguing with Rich Kotite. Look, this whole thing is interesting separate conversation. But I do like the does of of our world. I do like the I like the smoke givers. And then they just gotta go in there and say they nobody's like, I think I like that. It's not a fact of liking or disliking. It's as a quarterback, you don't do these type of things because adversely. He's gonna hit them. Now when adversity hitting he's gonna shut up now, you're gonna say, oh, he's not being himself now. But it's not about a he's the same guy. All he's not gonna stare anybody down. Yes. Throws Kelsey interception. Oh, yes. He will go check his college sister. This to me if I was advising viruses, dead, James, whomever. This. What is Baker Mayfield wanna be polarizing why doesn't he want to be?.
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"They have done that for a person like Baker to actually go out there and be cocky and say things that he Sam where normally, you know, you'd go out there, you're respectful, you show respect. And you say, you know, what you don't really mean sugar coat it on on interviews. Now, he's saying whatever he wants to say because now you can't go and smash their quarterback and drive your shoulder into gutten and try and pop rib or some you can't go. That's not smoking. I'm just telling them, you can't you can't go in, and you know, the back side all your weight onto him. But the point that's not the only avalanche of criticism. And I wanna push back on Jay's point not at TJ. But that that's in existence is fear base. All sudden Baker Mayfield has to temper his behavior because one day you're going to face versity. And that one day you don't want the shoe on the other leaving you gotta get serve humble pie Higuera everybody. So no matter how you come at it. The pie is gonna get serve Nate Peterman. I don't know he sound like a nice guy. I don't know what person maybe amazing person boy say that naming NFL university. What happens to him, and that's will be a nice guy. So if you're Baker may make Peterman play like trash that ball. That's my point. So no matter how you at this all performance based. So why are we going hungry to well? Listen, he I'm very consistent on this. And again, I like his performance he's playing at a high level. I think he needs to tone down some of the smoke. I don't like the way he's kicking Hugh Jackson while he's down. Do I know all the history between him and Hugh Jackson. I don't, but he's putting a clown suit on Hugh Jackson and making it, you know, diminishing Hughes reputation. Look, the one in thirty six or whatever the record was in Cleveland does a lot of damage, but I wish that Baker Mayfield with Tony down. I'm consistent in this. In terms. And I've seen people try to play the race card on Baker Mayfield. And I just don't think in applies. I go back to the guy grew up with and played high school ball ball with Jeff jurors got crust over his personality. Yeah. Crust and keel over his personality, he could slang the football. And he has some great years in the NFL. But the media eighty Malabo in happens to anybody. And as Baker Mayfield, Colin cower, marks layer, others in the media. Have criticized this dude consistently. I don't think he's getting a pass at all. I think guys like me guys like cowherd. Hey, man. Tony down this league will humble you. And you should you can't let anger drive your entire career. Whatever drives lawns get their driving your entire. I will say this. He's not getting pass in the traditional sense. But. There's a slight passing you just gave him one of your own essay. I caught two terms. That was just interesting to me when you're talking about a white quarterback. Look, we know that white quarterbacks have been Chris. I remember Steve Young criticized because he ran too much Steve Young. And that's when he was going back. He was doing my then they were like gorillas on his back. He can never win the big one. That was Steve Young hall of Famer. So here's two days that you wrote even your own essay made me say this a little different. He lived in four different rental properties. While from they say you lived in apartments, but. Senior year your life. That's. Brother like me Linda for different apartments, but his Ford for Royal properties. I'm gonna let you had another one this. He lives with his MAs. Parents that's big momma wealth from the house. Well, he. Is we live in big mama house. I'm just saying that's the semi. Came from because I'm doing all the research and trying to. The rental property straight from somebody else's story. How they describe model? When I live with you know, using his legal. He don't live. He wasn't that big momma's house RC. It was a nana's house. Look the way days played a game. Man you brought smoke and you ball. Hey, you were Teflon to a lot of criticism because of your performance. I just see that our shield is always are different position. When you're an outside line..
"baker us" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Yourself. I'm Jason with lot as Marcellus Wiley that do. Yes, sir. Coming up. We'll tell you her cousins will finally delivering crunch time for the Vikings. And I have another installment of the EMMY award winning that dude do, but we start every day with what you got today we go. All right. Everyone's trying to figure out Baker Mayfield. The number one draft pick the Brickley. Head solent. Eddie driving force behind the Cleveland Browns bid for a winning season for the first time in more than a decade. Some people may feel was the next Johnny Manziel all style mixed with substance abuse. They game left in the season and may feel TD passes from time Peyton Manning's rookie record for TD's. Now, people wonder if Mayfield is the second coming of drew Brees mix with a dash of Terrell Owens. Bottomline, Baker Reagan Mayfield is something. We've never seen before at the quarterback position. Were perplexed. We don't know how to talk about him. We don't know how to judgy here's Bucky Brooks from the NFL network, dear friend of this show, and one of the smartest people who analyze the game discussing Baker on Fox Sports radio yesterday. We've never let anybody get off to hook with doing this kind of stuff and the National Football League prior to Baker. And no point have we ever allowed a quarterback to act this way. And I say anything when Kim Newton acted this way. When Cam Newton celebrated man we tour Cam Newton to shreds for doing this stuff. We have not given Baker the same kind of treatment. Now that could be because we as football fans are evolved. And we're okay Sienna quarterbacks not act, quote, unquote, presidential. But the way Baker has acted has not necessarily been becoming of a franchise quarterback. Like, everyone else Bucky is confused. Let me see if I can help. I compare Baker Mayfield to Eminem. The rapper say my name is the NFL like rap music because dominated and defined by the personalities of black men we've grown used to Cam Newton's dab, Colin caverns, bicep kiss. Although Beckham junior's, hey, look at me, and and tone NO Tonio Brown's damn steps a not used to seeing a white guy particular white quarterback lead with defiant rebellious emotion. Yeah. Tom Brady throws occasional sideline tantrum. Yeah. Aaron Rodgers used to discount double check when he scored but make but Baker Mayfield. He loses himself. He goes them. He cleans out his closet Mayfield didn't grow up on eight mile, but his backstory gives him that hard not life hit his father James fell on hard financial times. Baker senior high school baker's family moved into four different rental properties. His senior year, they eventually moved in with his mom's parents, of course, everyone knows bakers. Of size prevented him from Lanny scholarship and power five school coming out of high school. He walked on a Texas Tech, and eventually it Oklahoma to given his background bakers attitude and all that surprising is a chip on his shoulder because he's always been doubted isn't that the same motivation, if you'll see the attitude of a lot of black athletes bakers them, he's a rapper. I called Mayfield little smokey smoke. Is what the kids call confrontation or beef nowadays Baker love smoke. He smokey. He's people Colin cowherd marks slayer than anyone else who dares criticize his unorthodox style Mayfield is as polarizing them. The question is where the little smoky will be able to sustain the kind of assess slim shady has joined the death now James Harrison who was always about smoke boy smoke, Jay. He was about some smoke as well ever Marcellus. Are we letting Baker Mayfield get away with something that other is he getting a pass for his attitude? I really take steps with the word passed because it shouldn't even be an existence. If you think about individuality needs a license to actually be exercised. That's just ludicrous in is meaning but we have seen excessive criticism for the quarterbacks. Whether they're black or white. We obviously know you talk about Cam Newton. You talked about Colin Kapp Nick wearing a hat backwards wasn't quarterback. He'll at a time. What the hell was that? But then we also erogenous took some heat would discount double check in. Brett farve wasn't always likable. So I don't think is just defined by race. But yeah, he's getting a different type of pass. But if we're going to go with the word pass, I like it. I'm with it. You know, why?.
"baker us" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Amber. Thank you twelve. Forty seven on KNX, President Trump ending the US mission in Syria. The Pentagon said today, the coalesce. Has liberated ISIS held territory and US troops have begun returning home. But military leaders have said repeatedly in the past that they were worried about an ISIS resurgence. And that was the reason to remain and the White House. It said troops would stay to contain Iran's influence in the region. There's also the issue of US-backed Kurdish forces which did most of the fighting. And now reportedly see this decision as a stab in the back of that report from CBS news. Correspondent Cami McCormick at the Pentagon. There are currently about two thousand American troops in Syria. Los Angeles is offering a fifty thousand dollar reward today for the public's help in locating the suspect in a deadly stabbing happened in downtown Los Angeles last month. This incident happened November sixth in the area of ninth street and grand avenue, Los Angeles police. Detectives will hold a news conference at the top of the hour to release images of the suspect and discussed details of the case. Jurors at the US trial of the notorious Mexican drug Lord known as El Chapo have listened to a recording of him on a phone. Call negotiating a drug deal. This call happened in two thousand eight hundred a former drug trafficker was cooperating in investigation against Joaquin Guzman on it. Guzman is asked if he can lower the per kilo price of heroin by five thousand dollars Boozman agrees. The tape was introduced as evidence today during testimony by the former drug trafficker whose on the witness stand for the government. The government says all that glitters is not gold when it comes to food sprinkled it on unicorn drinks at Starbucks bakers us adopting to make cupcakes and cookies sparkle, but the FDA is warning edible glitter is not good for your tummy. It says those sparkles could contain actual bits of metal especially if baker's buy them online. Not in supermarkets are craft stores food safety experts recommend checking the small type at the bottom of the website that may say don't eat it..
"baker us" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On Bloomberg radio General Electric cannot catch a break. The company beat earnings released earnings on, the face of it looked pretty good shares in pre. Market trading? Rallied touch and then parsing to the details. They are down now nearly four. Percent bringing geared. Date losses, to more than twenty three percent what happened the person who knows is carrying will heart she's industrials analyst for Bloomberg. Intelligence she joins us now Karen what's going on now, it looks like. The black hole called power could be a. Bigger Blackhall and they frankly it they don't know how far down. It's gonna keep going and that, was that was the first question on. The call me. Basically said it's the CEO said it's a. Multi year issue we knew that to fix it but it sounds like it's. Still going it's going down. Thirty percent after Went down fifty percent and if it, came across they don't have their arms around that big. Business remember? That's going to be their biggest business when. They remake GE sellers that was. The story was. Really, power, I would say and, then a little bit now airs airspace margins were down a little bit but that's the timing. Of launching their new engine that's not a concern Karen, how long you've. Been covering g. oh about eight or nine. Years when you look at what planner John Flannery the chief executive. Has done do you believe there's, any more that he could do I. Think he's gonna take this this You know the cost the, cost cutting in power is. Probably not enough and I think that is a big concern you know. We've announced a billion dollar cost cutting program the footprint? Still too big he's laying off. Twelve Six percent of the people twelve. Thousand that's just not enough he's got to do more and I. Think he was hoping that the market would stabilize and it's. Still going down over twenty percent all right so General Electric is a special story of, pain that. Seems to be ongoing with shareholders offering them very little leeway I'm trying to figure out industrial companies broadly are generally outperforming we've seen this with. Honeywell our earnings that came out earlier today and just in general almost. One, fourth of industrial companies in the. S. and, p. five, hundred index report a second quarter results in all, eighteen have beaten on the bottom line why. Is the, narrative not shifting to these companies are in, good shape synchronized global growth. Is still a thing Why are we talking that way because people are concerned about how the longevity of you know the. Good times the peak of the cycle comes up in most. Every call I've had a couple of companies report very good numbers already and it doesn't, seem to. Matter in some companies such as Caterpillar and you know some of these global companies the tariffs then keeps coming up again so trade concerns you. Know I it's really a question of okay it's great now but how. Long. Is it going to stay great Back to. GE specifically, how much patient you think shareholders are going to be with, John Flannery I think they're already. Losing some patients because they haven't really seen anything turn yet. He gave. The big plan, but now we've gotta wait twelve. To eighteen months for healthcare and two to three years for Baker us so I. Think the patients is a very limited actually think that we, could see any kind of change at the top, of GE no I think I think. The board will give him some? Time because it is I mean it is a, multi year, problem to move this big ship but and he's announcing bold moves I think. They're going to give him time to execute it all right, so General Electric definitely still struggling through the pain just wondering elsewhere. On the industrial landscape with Honeywell and some, of the other earnings is there anything..
"baker us" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And where they may be heading next such twenty on wall street good morning i'm john tucker a day after ge agreed to sell its industrial gas business the company says this morning it's doing it again g e says it's fully separating baker us and health care will become a standalone company says it will maintain its dividend let's bring in karen noble heart bloomberg senior intelligence analyst with more on ge to be clear these these are not fire sales by general electric are they now you know the healthcare business is a is a very good business it's a market leader in a number of products the margins are high teens it's a it's a it's a good business i think that people thought they might sell some of it to sort of get a price for the unit an all sale i think this is sooner than expected but it's a good business but if they're unloading businesses that have healthy cashflow how's that going to help them achieve their final objective whatever that is that's that's a that's a very good question i think a it's gonna take time so they will have the cash flow for the balance of this year and and probably into twenty nineteen they're gonna get fifteen billion dollars in cash but because they're going to sell twenty percent of it and only spin eighty so they will get a a reasonable chunk of cash out of that business unlike selling transportation where they only got two point nine billion in cash out of it so so that will help the cash flow concerns i thought they keep the too good businesses probably keep power and maybe sell a piece of healthcare and eventually get out of baker us as they monetize assets i mean i guess that's the one of the objectives here how does that reshape the final objective wherever they're going from conglomerate to to what a raise they want to be in the future it's just gone i mean right now they're in seven businesses only four matter you know power healthcare aviation and to a lesser degree the energy business which they're definitely getting out of at the end of the day they'll be in power and renewable energy which are related and they feel defensively they need to be in renewable energy and aviation which is a terrific business so there's certainly going to be simpler it also but then you'll get the question it makes no sense that those two businesses are together so at the end of the day they may be separated you know they've got another twenty three billion dollars if they sold all of baker us you know and then the trump they get from healthcare and yeah i think it starts to add up i think it will be enough but baker us is going to be sold over time july twenty nine is when they can sell a piece of it with without getting approval they could sell earlier but they want to wait for further recovery and energy so that will probably be a nineteen event and they may sell it in a couple of steps and but that's another chunk of change at twenty three billion at the current market value the dividend payout was was sliced in half last year faye recall quickly but is it still too high compared to some of their peers it is if you look at yield right now given how depressed the stock prices but you know my feeling was he was going to really try to hang onto that and now they they said in the recent news today that they're going to hang onto the dividend through the healthcare spin and then they'll adjusted to it smaller you know it's gonna be a much smaller company so they'll adjusted at that point to reflect what she looks like at that time so i think that risk is lifted for now.
"baker us" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"They have you know earnings problems in their major business they're trying to restructure it that's a struggle that's their power business that's gonna be a multi year turnaround on the industry is in secular decline so siemens came so it's not just a problem they're considering options for they're they're trying to revamp their so but ge did make mistakes in that business they also have they're trying to simplify the company they're selling transportation that's the biggest move they made their look motivations there's other stuff that they need to awesome they're khanna's stuck with and the problem is because of where it's located they have a lot of trouble downsizing that business for impatient ones say break it up who would they sell this stuff to they you know the aviation business is big it's a great business i don't you know i crown jewel that's the safran is our friends but they have their own i mean they are huge in the end business huge parts annuity it's twenty four twenty three percent operating margins very very good business healthcare there's pieces of that that people have shown an interest in and that's also very good business that could both of those could be spun off or purchasing the airspace is pretty big but you know there's been a lot of big consolidation in that segment so that's that's quite possible and then baker us that's for them a twenty five billion dollar value because they own two thirds of it that's just stock ownership back and be placed at some point they have to wait till june july twenty nine thousand nine to do it without permission of baker hughes but they may do a piece of better earlier is there a lot of brand equity still left in the name in certain businesses you know it's certainly been tarnished but ge aviation ge healthcare they still have an and frankly power is the market leader but but it's just so so troubled right now what did mr immel wrong short answer on do they just overpay for stuff emma was left with a difficult situation are indeed having spent on the product line he really was very very margin driven he built up the finance company which looked great at the time but was a house of cards and really really hurt immelt but he also did do a lot of acquisitions at in retrospect he probably shouldn't have done and he i'd say that was that was one of the things and he didn't recognize problems soon enough that's thank you so much colonel budgets this has been fun get him i just want to know one click thing because you know this idea of general electric as a consumer brand right us.
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