33 Burst results for "David Wells"
Brent Bellm, CEO, on the Role of BigCommerce
"Your host david meltzer. I have brent belen. Ceo and chairman of big commerce here on the playbook. Welcome brandt how are you. I'm great thanks for having me david. Well it's so exciting to have someone in the big open data space. Because i think still. Today we can't understand the size scope and scale of how important data is i've had some quantum computing people on here. I've been in data a long time in the sports world Especially with gambling becoming so legalize worldwide that some of the most valuable data that we can get because those people are worth so much You're now launching or have launched the b. two b. addition For big commerce. I thought maybe you give me a little bit of your perspective of how important this data is in what you do and how you do it. Great so Just the basics. Commerce is a software platform that businesses use to create and manage their e commerce stores. So whether they're ecommerce store is selling to consumers or businesses or both were the world's second largest ecommerce platform that is software as a service. We have over sixty thousand customers you know including some of the world's biggest brand names across all categories And that's fundamentally what customers use big commerce to do. it's for their online stores or online selling. You just mentioned two big announcements we've made in the last week one is around our beat addition Which is sort of a a prepackaged set of additional functionality for sellers who are selling business to business as well as what was announced yesterday which is our open data platform
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"It's four grand for four seven up. Put a celebrity or navy. Seal all the money i make from this. We take care of. The navy seals the military for traumatic brain injuries. And you know and try to help their lives out better all about the military. Those are my boys. We'll boomer. I'll tell you right now. If you need any help with that in any way possible. I could come and help. I could just be the guy who stands there and drinks beer and greets people as they come up to the box. I am the unofficial facilitator of fun here. Barstool sports and i have some friends. I have some friends in the teams as well. I have a friend that has the seal for day foundation so we also do a lot of work with the current and retired operators. There's anything i can do on that front boomer in all seriousness man. I love to help you out. So just let it be known and i'm there for. I think we'll reach out and do that. I love it. Because i mean here in san diego got coronado. You got the one three five guys. And i mean it's just tremendous. I've been fortunate to Do there's a foundation here all the four foundation which i'm a big part of their foundation. While and you. I get to go out. Shoot guns with these guys out. Shoot the seals the snipers allow shoot him. Yeah no chance my son. My son is a really good shot so he outshot one of my buddies used to snipe or you know i. It was great. We just got to talk a lot of shit on. Coin them up. Did he get a coin now. Allah will be got coins. I love getting points but But no it just bragging rights because now my son when he sees see my buddy he just talked shit on in. It's a great. I love having the upper hand on these guys. Is there such bad asses. Were bring him down to our level once in a while. Yes no doubt no doubt the great david wells ladies and gentlemen. Thanks boom. Appreciate your time bigeye anytime guys want me. Let's talk to shit nor me a lot of must you're hip belong to go below the belt i love on on. Thank you see guys big. Thanks to boomer david wells for each starting nine debut. I enjoyed that one a lot. I could tell you what appeals like. It was one of those interviews where i it felt like. We were only ten minutes into the interview even thirty minutes forty minutes down the line. Like there's just there's so much there there is so much there. He started off hot. You did did. He's not he's gonna yeah. He started listening. He didn't cool down He started off as hot as babe. Ruth wife's house was when he set it on fire. Allegedly that's a huge alleged statement that you're making there. I think just imagine what the what the the degrees fahrenheit must have been in that home when babe ruth killed his wife.
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"Or wherever you're hitters said. Hey listen that's you know that's gonna get a lot of people her you know you're going to look at it that way. Just be smarter about it. But you know there's a code in a game i've seen so much shit in my career and you just don't say anything you just go with the flow. But you don't have to be involved in. You could be the guy there but you gotta protect your players but there's when it comes down to it if something like that happens and you don't comply you're going to get ridiculed and and everyone's gonna look at you as the bad guy they might move you but so to me assist you guys are keeping their mouths shut but when it comes down to it in you know. Are you going to go to prison for somebody no. I'm not gonna go to prison. Why won't go to prison for something. This idiot did in do that. So it's kinda like the same thing you just kinda of your tongue but you just deal with it in your own way and you could talk to. Guys are masai by you. Know if it's to a point where bothers you that much and know as for trait get the hell out of there but yeah i don't wanna see anybody get hurt and i don't want to have to go out there and protect every hitter because we're cheating and we know where cheating you know it. Just it just sucks in that aspect. What is what is your reaction when you walk out of the bullpen. To start your ballgame. And as you're crossing the line. Tim mcclellan stops you and says hey david let me see your arms. Let me see your cap a need to see the inside of your belt as well and you need to make sure your glove is well lefty like how would you react to basically being strip searched before going out to start the ball game inning. One they went. Sit very well with dasa talent this off. I say what go do your job. Let me do my job if you see anything you know. You're watching me the whole time. If you see anything out of out of character then come out and check then but until then you have nothing on me. I'm already guilty. Going out there you know compared to the league. So why are you going to do that. To make you know if you see something new because here's the thing hitters know when that ball's moving a guy doesn't throw it only has this much movement all of a sudden he's got that much movement lotta hitters. Check the ball 'til on par to check the ball so i can't you just go back details when you see something new pitchers in the hitters. Hey i've never seen that before from this guy. Then you got every right to ask. But until then don't go out there and and and start pissing. The hitter pitchers off right away his to me. That's gonna give people her you know because especially if a hitter if you're gonna sit there show me up. I'm gonna to you the next step. I'll give two shits we're gonna go ahead you know but don't show me up i'm not gonna show you up but if you start start you know a lot of guys like to talk and talk smack and then it's like okay. Well you know what ninety five hurts was if i get you elbow your kneecap. I'm gonna get you there. I'm gonna put you out of the game so to me. It's quit doing that just of character. You don't find a guy guilty before he's even started the game because you know we're we're we go through a routine why you want to try to break my routine up. I'm trying to concentrate on the game. Don't tell me mardi chidi unless you see something out of context who twenty one years in the big leagues who was the one guy. It could be a starter. Could be a reliever even a position player when it wasn't your star day you're in the dugout and you're a fan of that guy like i'm lucky i get to watch that guy you know. I've played a long time. So i got to hang around a lot of good pitchers and all that i i rooted for everybody. I really did. Coney was my guy that was my my partner in crime for early when he came up. Mark early was with the white sox. A young kid kind of a prodigy. I love watching him pitch. I loved I'd like to see everybody succeed But to me it was. You know the guys on your team you had to pull for. We're in it for one. Reason and one regional is try to put that hardware on her finger so but You know your buddy you wanna pull for guys. That were really good teammates. Even though you're not on the team you're pulling for him even it's against you in. You're not pitching going. What's mano a mano. You still wanna seem too good. You want him to lose by one run. But you don't want to get his ass kicked so you just try to root for everybody. Keep it simple. We know you got. We know you got ton of shit to do. And that's why we want to thank you for taking the time to hang out with us. This has been. This has been awesome for me. I could grow several beers with you all damn day. So we've got. We've got one question left. This is the final question we ask each and every one of our guests. And i feel like i've got an idea of where this might be corrosive. Come along for the ride big boy if you could jump in a hot tub timeless regular time machine movie back to any moment in baseball history and you can witness it. Live what moment and why you know why. It's easy for me because anything it has to do it. Babe ruth. i'm going. I'm gonna i'm gonna watch it. I mean i wanted to kill her career at. Because i think it's him and i were on the same team you know you got pitcher and hitter it would be it would be tremendous it would be chaos but it would be awesome but to go back in and hang with that dude with lou. Gearoid you know all that that that full late t twenty seven yagi were better ninety earners row writers row but just there with that twenty seven team in hang out that would be the ultimate for me because you guys would set the world on fire just a bunch of guys like ninety eight team we had scumbags and your backdrop all those guys right. There's a couple there that were you know that went with tibet early and all that we are all scumbags that's why we will burn it down. Yeah we did. The does the does the train car with you. And george herman ruth does that the ever stale the tracks is no where we can let you say trae car together they would be would be chaos but it would be fun and you know that because he he'd saved the game of baseball so when you go that route if you don't want to hang out with babe ruth and live that lifestyle your idiot he you gotta gotta go out there and do it and i encourage everyone to be like babe. Ruth's you know but nowadays you can't do that but on another note. I want to flog a good buddy of mine. Brent egg in. He owns a kiza so he has teased. It's it's a although the energy the energy talk yeah. They're they're the they have the caffeine in it. But it's all herbal tea Swallow or not and you're gonna give the energy so let me so. I mean we're trying to get it and major league baseball. I think it's great to try to get guys from dip and a lotta guys probably won't but you know to get this product out there so everybody wants to quit dipping. Go to tease. I think dot com. And you're going to go out there and it's in your wife and your girlfriends will be happy because tell you what you're going to have. Good breath step. Ativan tobacco breath. It's yes dirty truckstop. Yeah you don't wanna kiss anybody's like you're gonna kiss a hot chicken. She's got cigarette. It's a it's a turnover but so try to get this guy. That's getting baseball. Let's get the teaser all these different flavors. And then they got the hardcore. The cinnamon is saracho for the burnett's for the copenhagen guys so which is awesome. So let's give guys a plug out and try to get everybody. That quit dipping teaser. Teasing your life folks. Tease in the limpopo with the dim. That's right and also if you got any anybody because i have my foundation. The perfect thirty-three foundation. 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"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"The other. But don't keep it the way it is. I always thought that way when i was who miracle late. I thought that nationally should've had a d. h. Is well his any. Bring one person in the play. You revise. Might like eddie. Murray great the age you know. I had him there. Brad former couldn't play for crap out in the outfield. But he was a hell of a hitter and he was a great dude. But you know that's a place for you know power hitters to to do their stuff. That's why the d. h. Was in place but to me. It's gotta be one. It's equal both ways. I hated that. Because were you one of your last stops was. What's san diego in. Two thousand and four thousand four san diego that five or six boston and then back to san diego and in the dodgers was my last tape for last six years the so san diego at that at that point in your career. Are you sitting there thinking like 'cause the older that you would get. I have to imagine some of these older guys are like i can still get out there and give you a six seven innings. But i'm not trying to get up there and fucking swing the bat. How much did you enjoy the national league rules. When you're playing in the national league later parts of your career. I hated to hit for one thing. So i would swing up fits unless i got the button sign button. I'm happy to do it and just jog down there. You know. I remember a game. I pitched in ninety nine..
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"Love that love seek between your also love fucking lobster. Mac and cheese. I like lobster. Mac and cheese fucking expensive. Right now lobsters. Expensive twenty two bucks for fucking lobster. Mac and cheese and i was just that was just my side order out on the east coast lobster swimming around all over there in boston. Yeah no we do but trying to try to swim into this fucking david wells interview from the clouds. This is a good one. Hope you enjoy it and we'll catch you on the other side all right. We are here with david boomer. So i gotta i gotta ask you because i feel like this is this is definitely a first for me. Being the guy off to the side. I'm sure both of you have had this experience before we have to perfect game. Throwers talking to each other today. I'm curious have have either of you like what are the conversations that you've had with others. Who have like whoa name. Some of the guys. This guy threw a perfect game. I had a conversation with him. Like who are some of the guys on that list. David combe of course Don larsen you know the the tree of that we had so we really tight for a long time till dawn. Pass away Year and a half ago but I'm sure i've ran into some other guys You know in time but not really to have deep conversation. It was usually just don david night and before we go. Can you like right behind you. There's a pack. Gillick emblem. can you put like a band-aid over that. Because i hate seeing that name creek.
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"They've scored thirty three hundred and fifty one runs and they've allowed three hundred and eight runs I mean they've allowed fewer. they've allowed. How many how many runs three hundred eight. Yeah they've allowed. Twenty fewer runs than the reds. It still feels like that's like a. I have that in the lower half of baseball. Yeah there are some. There are some dog shit teams of allowed on damn near four hundred. What do you mean there. Teams that have allowed. Four hundred runs are there must be national league teams. I been hundred and sixteen runs allowed the colorado rockies. Three hundred seventy nine runs allowed. Yeah yeah yeah the halos in the al. Three hundred sixty nine runs allowed. Yeah wow this this series to go either way this series. There's really three teams never mind. Stop for five. Six seven doesn't say that having allowed three hundred runs. there's quite a few. Yeah they're this series. Could go either way. I think so. I think it's skewing boston you do. I'm still asking for the probables. Water rodriguez andrew ketteridge garrett richards. Richhill nick pavetti. Tb ooh your richards dick mountain. that'd be a nice matchup. Yeah i mean. I i think i think that this leans more tampa raised. Yeah you don't like your. You don't like the the iran match took nope those raise coming after the lefty like. I don't like the the game one matchup game to match up and that i don't fucking know who's pitching in the finale. Besides vada. who's yeah he's he's not been super great. Yeah i think i got. I got raised to three hurts. It'll be an unbiased. There's another series. And i have my own in this series. I have my eye on this new dodgers. Ooh three and a half game lead right now. They won their first. Two meetings against the padres padres have won four of their last five. Yup that is an exciting series. Strictly because of who i may or may not have sniffing the postseason and i did see. I did see a tweet. I believe somebody said the san francisco giants at this point could play five hundred baseball for the remainder of the season in ninety wins. Ooh which would have them. I think maybe in a conversation for the postseason now. I don't know that ninety wins. Wins that division gerry. No it doesn't no no. I don't think it does now. And if ninety wins doesn't win the division and they're not going to win that division then that means we're talking about second place for the giants right bare minimum ninety five well. Let's just say that they don't get to ninety five wins and another team in that division. Does i mean we know that. Like fair. unfair. It's gonna take it's gonna take one hundred or more winds to win the nfl west this year..
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"Excuse me and she can address at dallas address. The sex it sounds like your video cut out there. I was saying success. And your your video the audio zach. What happened no. It seems to me like you you were thinking about. You're thinking about it. You know. Here's what i was thinking about was how how hastens lazardo trying to fix things. That's all i was thinking about. That's it that's it. No no apology to the younger listeners. But you're gonna make mistakes in life. The things are going to attic. And and you should be. You should be forward-facing When when your name comes to call. And i'm here to tell you that as much as i as much as i like to be. Free wheeling there was no intent And if small children were listening and there was an explanation that was immediately necessary from the individual sitting next to that small child You're welcome. I prepared you for more awkward situations in life. You're fucking welcome. Yeah what else do you want me to say to that. I mean the conversation that i had to have with my son after you said that on the air there wasn't comfortable. No you kinda at times as a father and i know that you can relate having two daughters as a father of four year old child. It's something that you you kind of wish that you could plan yourself. And it's you're not forced into that conversation So is yeah. I just wish. I wish i had more control over the situation. I wish i wish that was saying that. It could have on my own time and it wasn't forced to have on the spot because of you on the broadcast you know what's crazy is you'd never think that i guess what i'm happy about is it wasn't as just full on like i didn't stop after the word sex and then just keep it rolling like you know what i mean like. Oh trying to figure out the sex. Oh shit you know what. Yeah that was not the word. I was looking for because i did. I had obviously success on. My tongue said sex. I and i was like sex. Says that's not shit. That is not right at all if we were going for their no. That's that's now compound word that doesn't exist could have to clean that up. So what you do. Jerry just considered a you know a change and fouled off.
"david wells" Discussed on Starting9
"Welcome back to starting watts. Go to fifty one. Eight is the boomer. well podcasts. give it leads. David wells from the clouds making his starting debut. A guy that i it has the. It's the first guy that we've had on the podcast. Threw a perfect game. Ever what technically is the first ever that we've had on a perfect to be interviewed. Yes you're correct. Ever that is i i. It's a first for me. What do you mean to interview fellow. perfect gamer. If you will. I don't want it. I don't really want to talk about that. Can it is a you brought it up swallowing one thing that i've actually never brought up that because it's just the kind of guy that i am. The hitter on six five four should have been a perfect game. It was actually a throwing error by the third basement. So i i heard game. That was never documented. The game that there's no physical documentation people were there. There's plenty of people that would come on this podcast. I played that game. Yeah it was at that game but yeah it was just wasn't important enough for anybody to to roll film on. Snap one photo since two thousand four not people article about what are you talking about. People don't have fucking camera phones and shit like that. That's that's not a thing yet. We don't have cameras though like people who the bucks loom box he. Hhs camera in two thousand and four. That's not like no one. If it happened in two thousand in what their union and the closer you get so the closer that you get to the dvd era. Which i believe was. When did we start pumping out. Dvd's probably around two thousand four now. I'll probably a little bit before that. Okay so then the idea that you could record anything. Yeah who transfer it to a hand held camera with them like that's what you would need in two thousand and four still right but you're making home movies like samra yes. That's exactly what happened until the day that they were like. Hey check out this iphone. You can take pictures on your full. Yeah and that stood next to the dad at the field with the giant camera like that would be a photograph to having cherish forever. Because it's like you got one guy doing this and then the next to him is doing this and that and to look at that picture what the fuck is going on. Those two people are doing the same exact thing once recording it and one's recording it. There's just a couple of devices the guy that's recording it with the puck and hand-held he's gotta go home and transfer it to the cdc. That's the difference that hassle sure was but it doesn't mean that it didn't happen no of course of course it. You're out there if anybody is out there. That has any sort of like i feel like. It's no foot footage foot. If you if you throw a no hitter in a babe ruth league all-star game who do you think would have that footage right who who would have any anybody there that had parents that filming whose film the start though. Who would be filming sixteen year. Old babe ruth all star game. So let let me here. Let me answer that question for you. I just went to my nephews. Who is fifteen to his summer. Ball game okay. There were no less than nine cameras. Set up behind home plate. That was set up behind home plate. Other parents littered throughout the stands cameras. And i'm not talking just phones. I'm talking handheld cameras as well as their telephones. So i i mean at a at a fucking summer ballgame. There was a minimum of fifteen recording options. A lot a lot a ton. So if you're asking me to give you the name of somebody that you can scapegoat here for not having it recorded. I'm not gonna do that to ellen. That's not what i'm gonna be wasn't there near was my dad because i wasn't supposed to start that day. See i'm not scapegoating. Your parents it's not going to wasn't supposed to start that day and kid was sick or it was either. He was sick or he like just pitch for like a different travel team so he was unavailable to pitch that game. And they're like do you wanna start. Gasser story gets better. this is why it's better. This is why it's best that it's not written because it keeps getting better better. If i had to read the story it would've been over getting these mystery chapters popping up so i appreciate this. I feel like it's a fucking goosebumps book. Yeah what a day to day. cheer out. i'm not what do you mean. I'm not i. I don't care that you don't believe it happened. I mean there's plenty of people in saugus. That would vouch for me. There's plenty of jared spreads. That would absolutely cosign to what he's telling. Why would they lie about that. That's weird why would i what you think. Do you think. I would go to the extent of having a baseball. That's labeled with the date and the number of strikeouts in a baseball case. That i keep in my apartment even now you would go that length to protect a gimmick jared. You played legion baseball while you were able to legally drink alcohol so yes i believe those. Two things have no connection. Yes they do. There's no connection there is there is. There is a strong connection their personality wise. There's a strong connection. I don't wanna break you down. Psychologically on air right now. There is a strong connection there..
Former MLB Pitcher David Wells Explains That Politics in Sports Didn't Resonate With Anyone Before
"Well, we didn't have that down. I mean, there was no politics in the game back then, and if there was it, just it didn't didn't really resignation with anybody because we had a job to do. We wanted to put that hardware on our finger at the end of the season and be champions and Make some good money and and go about our business, But to me, you see what's going on nowadays? It's a joke, because I remember um I took a lot of heat and I think it was 97 Mark Furman. Um, after the O. J. Simpson case and mark firm and his brother Lance is a good buddy of mine. And I got to meet, you know, Mark and hung out with them and all that stuff, so I go to Seattle were playing the Mariners. So I brought Mark and his son I brought into the park early. And I took him out on the field. I think I threw his son batting practice played catch with him. And did that And all of a sudden I come in, and now guys are All over me saying, Why are you bringing that while you bring in a racist guy in I said he is not racist. He was doing his job. And if you're gonna look at anything, look at O J. He killed the damn dude. You know he was He was guilty, like no other and Mark was doing his job. But they were making up because he said the n word, you know, and nobody was supposed to say that and all that they were trying to make him out to be You know the bad guy when he was, you know, doing his job from what I saw and what I talked to him about. So I can't look down on. You know, Strawberry and and good and those guys looked at me but chilly, You know, chili kind of put it nipped in the butt for me and Cause he knew what kind of guy was. I had not a racist bone in my body. You know, but to bring somebody in like that That was pretty hard. But it went away real quick and and you know, there was nothing made out Nobody. I saw straw at the RNC. I'm sure you saw him that night. You know, at at the White House? Yeah. You know, Straw and I are really
Former MLB Pitcher David Wells Admits Mo Vaughn Was the Toughest Hitter to Face
"Into so David. Couple more baseball questions. I know. I told you. I want to get to the world sports stuff because it is, you know, politically oriented show. Oh, my God. I don't get the opportunity to do this often. Toughest hitter. You ever face to strike out a guy you were like, This guy is going to put bat on the ball, no matter what. Who was it? Mo Vaughn. That dude, no way. Really. Or he wore me out like no other When I came into the league, you know it was, you know, George brat. You know all those guys like that Gary guy, Eddie was a really, really tough out for me. Um, Minnesota Twins Jr. Who I was just with last week in South Carolina for a golf tournament. And you know, junior he hit he hit me very well. Kenny locked and hit me well, so it was a lobbies left hand of guys and and it was crazy, but move on. Owned me through thick and thin. I think he hit like nine home runs off the career. I couldn't get a guy out. No kidding. I told him. I said, You know what? No, I love you. But there's a base open. I'm gonna hit you. Because I think he played at Seton Hall. I think
"david wells" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Oh we need an email tool all right. let's spend six months building a transactional email service. They're leveraging these these tools that are out there to to get things done and actually focus on their core competencies. I th i see infrastructure as code. Where it's it's been around for a while but more and more developers adopting that model which is which is very promising to see so so again you can deploy you know a number of different stacks with a single command in a in a multiple stages without this kind of error-prone bash scripts and all this other stuff that that we used to do. And then the other thing that. I'm super excited about and super bowl. Sean is just again back to this idea of the service super computer. So there's there's a bunch of interesting projects out there and a bunch of interesting research from stanford and other places where they're taking these these processes that that typically run in a single machine and like a large instance of something and breaking those jobs down into are tinier pieces and just disturbing that out you know. Shotgun into many many many thousands of lambda functions. That are running in parallel so things that would take normally take thirteen plus hours to do you know. They can do relatively quickly with with just again. An army of lambda functions. Doing that compute. I think we're gonna see more and more use cases of that and yeah i have. I have a blog post on that service supercomputer if folks are shit in in learning more about some of those projects and hat tip to Tim to kind of tipping me off to that world tim. I don't know if you have time to go over a little bit. But if you have any perspective on service. I love to hear it.
"david wells" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"It's a great question and and look you know. Having having also been a part of the of the crypto community and in working at coin based and understanding of the philosophy. There there are certainly folks on that side of the fence. Who look at enterprise. Blockchain's and enterprise technologies like hybrid. Ledger fabric in india. Askance you in this in the same way that the converses is true here. I think what you get when you past some of the the theology if you will of a public versus private or permission for permission less there are some really interesting technology choices and options under the under the under the covers. Their of that make that actually make really interesting really interesting concepts for example. You know it's not the case in medina that customers simply trust us with their data right like one of the things we didn't do and can't do is simply stand up a database in sort of classic satisfation if you will just take all the customer data from all the different enterprises in slam it altogether. I that doesn't meet our customer expectations. That doesn't meet their compliance expectations that doesn't provide operational isolation. We still create an individual account for every customer. All their resources are completely isolated at the cloud account level from all other customers And that requires us to still build a centralized solution and so we actually have a lot in common with you know. Even some of the newer technologies like al rand hetero. We share with them of a belief system. That customers should be able to operate in a mutually trustworthy fashion. And that that information Shouldn't simply be the repository of anyone agent or agency on there. It should be something where any of those customers can see can have maintain their own unique representations. So i think in that sense very much of. Here's to the you know. The kind of the blockchain ethos if you if you want to call it that we tried to find a way to package and deliver it in a fashion. That is more comfortable familiar and accessible to enterprises hence the desire for saz for cloud based and so forth. you know there's a probably the biggest Pointed division might ask have here. Is this question of our managed services versus infrastructure rentals sufficiently portable or know disconnected from the interests of an integral individuals. Esp you know and certainly if we were to build an eight of us only solution. I think a lot of blockchain folks would not find that Sufficient one of the things that we're very excited about of course is having a multi cloud solution so that customers can experience the best and the brightest and all all the different clouds but without having to go to the lowest common denominator in terms of what it is that they have to use a court across those. And as i've i've kind of written about and talked about another another venues you at the end of the day if you're relying on aws ec two that doesn't tie you any less to aws then say making lambda function call using aws step functions. Like you're using all the data center. The same data center personnel all the same billing mechanisms under the covers. That is that is really not a strongly differentiated architectural perspective in terms. Of whether or not you can get back. That cloud vendor has a has a connection to your to your business outcomes and so forth that. I'll tell you you know from experience being in a coin base that the vast majority of a theory of processing takes place in us one and so Us's one goes down a theory of having having a very bad day so it is not divorced from From cloud vendors or cloud vendor outcomes in you know in inoperational a practical sense even that is sort of the religion of a up some parts of that community. Today's.
"david wells" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"It's a great question and and look you know. Having having also been a part of the of the crypto community and in working at coin based and understanding of the philosophy. There there are certainly folks on that side of the fence. Who look at enterprise. Blockchain's and enterprise technologies like hyper ledger fabric in india. Askance you in this in the same way that the converses is true here. I think what you get when you past some of the the theology if you will of a public versus private or permission for permission less there are some really interesting technology choices and options under the under the covers. Their of that make that actually make really interesting really interesting concepts for example. You know it's not the case in medina that customers simply trust us with their data right like one of the things we didn't do and can't do is simply stand up a database in sort of classic satisfation if you will just take all the customer data from all the different enterprises in slam it altogether. I that doesn't meet our customer expectations. That doesn't meet their compliance expectations that doesn't provide operational isolation. We still create an individual account for every customer. All their resources are completely isolated at the cloud account level from all other customers And that requires us to still build a centralized solution and so we actually have a lot in common with you know. Even some of the newer technologies like al rand hetero. We share with them of a belief system. That customers should be able to operate in a mutually trustworthy fashion. And that that information Shouldn't simply be the repository of anyone agent or agency on there. It should be something where any of those customers can see can have maintain their own unique representations. So i think in that sense very much of. Here's to the you know the kind of the blockchain even if you if you want to call it that we tried to find a way to package and deliver it in a fashion. That is more comfortable familiar and accessible to enterprises hence the desire for saz for cloud based and so forth. you know there's a probably the biggest Pointed division might ask have here. Is this question of our managed services versus infrastructure rentals sufficiently portable or you disconnected from the interests of an integral individuals. Esp you know and certainly if we were to build an eight of us only solution. I think a lot of blockchain folks would not find that Sufficient one of the things that we're very excited about of course is having a multi cloud solution so that customers can experience the best and the brightest and all all the different clouds but without having to go to the lowest common denominator in terms of what it is that they have to use a court across those. And as i've i've kind of written about and talked about another another venues you at the end of the day if you're relying on aws ec two that doesn't tie you any less aws then say making lambda function call using aws step functions like you're using all the data center. The same data center personnel all the same billing mechanisms under the covers. That is that is really not a strongly differentiated architectural perspective in terms. Of whether or not you can get back. That cloud vendor has a has a connection to your to your business outcomes and so forth that. I'll tell you you know from experience being in a coin base that the vast majority of a theory of processing takes place in us one and so Us's one goes down a theory of having having a very bad day so it is not divorced from From cloud vendors or cloud vendor outcomes in you know in inoperational a practical sense even that is sort of the religion of a up some parts of that community. Today's.
"david wells" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"You bring the data model. You know this case in the form of a of a sequel. Dd l. statement. You give that to the that service or to that to that to that enterprise application and then you a few minutes later you end up with a table database. That's capable of giving basically you don't want to count one company one account one region centralized storage and then dea to something very similar except when you give data model what you get a few minutes. Later is a database that can span companies clouds accounts regions and technology stacks. And so. That's kind of the beauty of the centralized mechanism here so that lots of different people can potentially participate in that and different people doesn't necessarily have to mean different companies although when we think of things like the theory. I'm right that we often think of lots of different people kind of participating in the enterprise case it could also be multiple departments. It might be automaker that has iot sensors in a factory one come in one country but needs to process nationalize that data in a different cloud center in a different country and just needs a simple way to move that data and keep those things consistent operate on them. Across departments accounting units cloud regions and so forth so there is a whole span spectrum out there of enterprise use cases that require information or code to kind of operate over these disparate regions accounts clouds so forth sometimes within a company sometimes sometimes across companies but yeah distributed database is a is a is a good way to think about it and you can tweet. Chat about smart contracts and code on top of it but at the base layer is always shared consistent. Up-to-date is we like to say you know acid representation of data that can be kept the same everywhere and that kind of immutable immutable aspects of kind of a similar blockchain technologies where you have a full transaction log of everything that's happened. Who's done it. And and what they've done we'll tell me more about what you might want to build on top of this shared database model short. So i think maybe Maybe david night can each take a stab at this because we do have people who come at it from from different perspectives. You can think of it as just an easier more complete more kind of application ready way to build a great service app. We also have a lot of customers kind of top down sales model. Where we've got an enterprise that is looking for has a particular problem to solve right in his looking for a looking for a solution one of our customers for example than the in the travel industry settles airline flight payments and and associated. Kind of fledgling information in the in the financial sense in this case. So we help them out. With a single consistent representation that can span different airlines different payment and financial institutions as well as this basically keeping now one set of books consistent correct and always up to date by doing that and doing that quickly. You can cut down on the amount of you know the amount of money or the amount of this or the amount of money and has to carry their over time we can do the transactions more effectively everyone has a consistent always up to date view of that of that information that lowers costs and increases the bottom position opportunities. You can imagine for for example with the airline loyalty programs. How having Having that up-to-date information both helps with the fraud detection and prevention but also with the opportunity to give customers the kinds of opportunities that those Those respective companies are looking to offer them especially at a time when the travel industry is looking to monetize the recreational and opportunistic up. Upsell in that case and so. We're a piece of plumbing for all of that right we. We don't build the application piece of the stack. We're the part that make sure that hundreds of different airlines different financial institutions and some of the settlement agencies in the middle can share that information in a way that is trustworthy secure reliable and And always up to date replacing a lot of these very you older school kind of diy systems or european systems that tend to be expensive slow and require a lot of a lot of maintenance space it also. The of you were invented. Twenty twenty five years ago before the cloud was Was even a concept and david. Let me let me handed over to you. Because i think it would also be useful to take a look at the developer experience in perspective here. Yeah for sure another really common use case that we see and you see this across like multiple you know of the blockchain is is supply chain management. So like you have when you think about your or something comes overseas it. It travels through so many hands and there's so many desperate processes that goes through that we're we're even talking some companies that they're still using paper hanging around pieces of paper and you can imagine that this is you know a costly takes time. It's prone to human error and there's a lot of chance for forgery and stuff like that so let's really want a big use cases that that were seen and the the way that we're approaching that with or building india is so instead of every every intermediary in that chain having to have a an. It team with a devops infrastructure. Set up to manage and maintain their own blockchain in their own stack wherever they might be running their stuff. We actually provided kind of a turnkey solution so anyone that you basically handle your data model. So what is actually passing through. We'll actually spin up that those stacks at him mentioned and anyone could join the chain without needing to basically be in any one particular cloud and so what we're trying to do there is really take that paradigm that kind of service word and paradigm or shifts brought up was. Hey we want you to focus on your core competencies not basically the low lying structure. So when you use these different pieces of service that -nology you don't need to worry about patching your servers scaling your servers all this security implications of that. I'm so really what we're trying to do is make that on boarding experience much simpler for developers and companies to adopt because when one of these cases ten mentioned is the the best friend society. And there's there's a lot of animal shelters that are you know not very technically sophisticated and we want them to have access to the same data as everyone else has without needing you know. Basically an eight of us cert right. So that's that's really how we're approaching it basically making it very simple and anyone can join the chain. There's multiple ways you can consume the data. The layer that developers interact with is a is graph. So if you're familiar with graph seattle you can consume and put stuff onto the chain and then from that on top of that these different use cases can build different clients for the going back to the supply chain example. You can build multiple clients for multiple different use cases so truck drivers might have an app that they see a particular part of the data on chain versus. The actual car manufacturer need a different. Ui different experience around that. So we offer that kind of base layer a graphical interface on top of their data model and then underneath. That is the typical. You know blockchain. Well it's not gold but a blockchain lake setup where you have that immutability in and you can verify everything on there. Can you guys tell me..
"david wells" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"To think about it. You know when you walk up today to a technology like like oracle or even something. Perhaps you know that's kind of cloud native Like amazon aurora. You bring the data model. You know this case in the form of a of a sequel. Dd l. statement. You give that to the that service or to that to that to that enterprise application and then you a few minutes later you end up with a table database. That's capable of giving basically you don't want to count one company one account one region centralized storage and then dea to something very similar except when you give data model what you get a few minutes. Later is a database that can span companies clouds accounts regions and technology stacks. And so. That's kind of the beauty of the centralized mechanism here so that lots of different people can potentially participate in that and different people doesn't necessarily have to mean different companies although when we think of things like the theory. I'm right that we often think of lots of different people kind of participating in the enterprise case it could also be multiple departments. It might be automaker that has iot sensors in a factory one come in one country but needs to process nationalize that data in a different cloud center in a different country and just needs a simpler way to move that data and keep those things consistent operate on them. Across departments accounting units cloud regions and so forth so there is a whole span spectrum out there of enterprise use cases that require information or code to kind of operate over these disparate regions accounts clouds so forth sometimes within a company sometimes sometimes across companies but yeah distributed database is a is a is a good way to think about it and you can tweet chat about smart contracts and code on top of it. But at the base layer is always shared consistent up-to-date 'cause we like to say you know acid representation of data that can be kept the same everywhere and that kind of immutable immutable aspects of kind of a similar blockchain technologies. Where you have a full transaction log of everything that's happened. Who's done it. And and what they've done we'll tell me more about what you might want to build on top of this shared database model short. So i think maybe Maybe david night can each take a stab at this because we do have people who come at it from from different perspectives. You can think of it as just an easier more complete more kind of ready way to build a great service app. We also have a lot of customers kind of top down sales model. Where we've got an enterprise that is looking for has a particular problem to solve right in his looking for a looking for a solution one of our customers for example than the in the travel industry settles airline flight payments and and associated. Kind of fledgling information in the in the financial sense in this case so we help them out with a single consistent That can span different airlines different payment and financial institutions as well as this basically keeping now one set of books consistent correct and always up to date by doing that and doing that quickly you can cut down on the amount of you know the amount of money or the amount of this or the amount of money and has carried their over time we can do the transactions more effectively. Everyone has a consistent always up to date view of that of that information that lowers costs and increases the bottom position opportunities. You can imagine for for example with the airline loyalty programs. How having Having that up-to-date information both helps with the fraud detection and prevention but also with the opportunity to give customers the kinds of opportunities that those Those respective companies are looking to offer them especially at a time when the travel industry is looking to monetize the recreational and opportunistic up. Upsell in that case and so. We're a piece of plumbing for all of that right we. We don't build the application piece of the stack. We're the part that make sure that hundreds of different airlines different financial institutions and some of the settlement agencies in the middle can share that information in a way that is trustworthy secure reliable and And always up to date replacing a lot of these very ill older school kind of diy systems or european systems that tend to be expensive slow and require a lot of a lot of maintenance space. Most of them were invented. Twenty twenty five years ago before the cloud was Was even a concept and david. Let me let me handed over to you. Because i think it would also be useful to take a look at the developer experience in perspective here. Yeah for sure another really common use case that we see and you see this across like multiple You know of the blockchain is is supply chain management. So like you have when you think about your or something comes overseas it. It travels through so many hands and there's so many desperate processes that goes through that we're we're even talking some companies that they're still using paper hanging around pieces of paper and you can imagine that this is you know a costly takes time. It's prone to human error and there's a lot of chance for forgery and stuff like that so let's really want a big use cases that that were seen and the the way that we're approaching that with or building india is so instead of every every intermediary in that chain having to have a an. It team with a devops infrastructure. Set up to manage and maintain their own blockchain in their own stack wherever they might be running their stuff. We actually provided kind of a turnkey solution so anyone that you basically handle your data model. So what is actually passing.
U.K. and European Union reach Brexit trade deal
"Has agreed to a post Brexit free trade deal with the European Union with just a week to go before New Year's Eve deadline. We're expecting very shortly to hear from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was a key campaigner for Brexit during the landmark referendum. 4.5 years ago. We want to turn to NPR's Frank Langfitt in London. He has covered the entire Brexit saga and joins us for this moment. Good morning, Frank. But Good morning, David. Well, it feels like we're there. It is. Actually we're just watching the press conference in Brussels. The You actually announcing this and we are waiting for Prime Mr Johnson. It's yet It's feel like it's been a long time coming. Yeah. How did negotiators finally finally get across the finish line here? Well, they had the actual were one of the big sticking points believed or not. David was a matter of fish and fishing grounds. I know that that might sound kind of odd to listeners in America well, because well, because Fisher is such a small part of, say, the European well, particularly the U. K economy, but this was also A matter of how much more fish the European fleets could continue to take from UK waters, and it actually had a big symbolic value for people here. If you remember back in 2016, the Brexit campaign slogan was all about taking back control. And basically the idea was that this nation state, the United Kingdom could be better off without European Union. Making its own rules and things like that. And so it was very hard for the UK toe. Be able to say yes, you can continue to take fish out of our waters, but in the end of the UK did agree to some things for the European Union, and that seems to have gotten over the line today. I mean, this was so much more than symbolism. This called such of a debate about what to do and what Brexit could mean for the United Kingdom. Do we know what the deal does mean? Going forward? You know, we do it. We're still waiting. It's apparently 2000 pages of material start when it actually does it only but it only covers so much of the economy What it will allow. We believe Is the UK to export to the U tariff and quota free. Well, that's really important to the foot for the honor Kingdom to be able to do that to do sort of as frictionless trade as possible. And then in the shorter run. Just just this week that you are talking about there was real concern that there was no deal Brexit. If this all fell apart, you see even more chaos at the borders in about seven days when the Brexit transition period ends well, We've already got a look at what that could look like this week, France closed down the port of Dover effectively and shut down the borders with the UK over the this Corona virus variant that we've been a coronavirus parent we've been reporting on We have thousands and thousands of trucks still stuck on this Chuck's side of the channel, so they're no deal. Braxton is a great concern that things would be even worse, and Brexit would cause more damage, Frankly. I just want to be really clear here, and I know you have 2000 pages to read, so it's gonna take a lot of things that there was in here, but But it is not clear that this will make the U. K a richer country. No, no, no, not at all. And I think David's really important for people to understand. That certainly Ah, lot of economic analysts and trade analysts would say that this deal averts. You know, a real basically could be a bit of a disaster at the end of the year. But it's not. It's what we would call a very thin deal. It doesn't deal with much with services. It's mostly with trading products, imports and exports. It's a hard Brexit. And economists say, even with his deal, per capita income in this country is still going to be reduced the growth by about 6.4% over the next 10 years, so many people would say. Certainly an economic analyst would say This was a choice between bad and worse. Okay. I'm sure I'll be hearing much more from you throughout the day. Frank just restating the news. The announcement is taking place as we speak. The UK government has reached a post Brexit deal with the European Union will be following this story. NPR's Frank Langfitt force in London, Frank Thank you so much. Great to talk, Dave.
Biden Plans To Bring Vilsack Back To USDA, Despite Criticism From Reformers
"President elect biden is ready to announce to more cabinet nominations. This morning one name is familiar. Biden wants tom. Vilsek who served as secretary of agriculture in the obama administration to return to that same job and he's nominating congresswoman marcia fudge to be secretary of housing and urban development. This is interesting. A lot of people had been urging biden depict fudge for the agriculture job instead. Joining me now is. Npr's dan charles who covers food and agriculture. For i dan. Good morning david well. Let's talk about representative. Marcia fudge what why were so many people pushing for her to get the job. So there's an interesting thing about the department of agriculture. It was set up to help farmers back when farmers were half of the country. And it's still does a lot of that but the country has changed and the biggest part of the usda's budget now is nutrition aid. You know the supplemental nutrition assistance program snyder's school lunches and marcia fudge has been one of the fiercest defenders of those nutrition programs on capitol hill. She represents a district that includes much of cleveland also akron ohio. She's been on the house. Agriculture committee she and her supporters felt. It was high time for the top. Usda job to go to somebody who saw those nutrition programs as the department's big priority and not just sort of a change in emphasis but this would have been a historic break with the past In that job she's a black woman is she would have been the first black woman in that job. Only the second woman Period also. There's another thing you know. Most agriculture secretaries have been connected somehow to farming or farming areas. She's from city. Well you know in the end it did not happen. David will now be nominated. Apparently to be secretary of housing and urban development instead and for agriculture biden went for somebody much more traditional. Tom vilsek may be part. Two former governor of iowa who becoming back into the same job at that he served on president obama right. He was secretary of agriculture. For all eight years of the obama administration but apparently that was not enough for him. He's okay middle of the road described as even-handed certainly knows the issues but some of those anti-hunger groups and environmental advocates who supported fudge. Really are not happy about deville sack choice. It's partly because they want that change at. Usda more focus on nutrition also the environment. But there's another thing. Tom vilsek after he left. The obama administration took a job as ceo of the us dairy export council which is an industry group and his critic. Say this is kind of a sign of their problem with them. They say he's too cozy with the big companies that represent the status quo in agriculture. Why you cover so much of this I in very deep ways. I mean talk. About what policies may or may not change under a biden administration with vilsek at the homeless department vilsek represents continuity in a way but there are things that people do expect change There's been an extraordinary development in the last couple of years. During the trump administration the secretary that the department of agriculture passed out record breaking amounts of financial aid to farmers this year alone. Forty six billion dollars in direct government payments. I think that is not going to continue. There's another thing the. Usda may turn into a bit of an environmental agency play a big role. Perhaps in climate change it has some money. For this rural development programs could help pay for clean energy in rural areas their plans to pay farmers for practices on the farm that reduce greenhouse emissions could also promote reforestation. The us forest service sexy part of the us department of agriculture and those forests are in the way as the climate heats up npr's. Dan charles covers food and agriculture. Dan thanks so much thank
"david wells" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for Friday. Pk Steinberg up. First with Chris Sale having Tommy John Surgery. Do the White Sox win that trade. Even though the Red Sox won a world series. Pk always brings great questions. I think this Akeso. We're both teams won. The trade right. The Red Sox got exactly what they wanted. They spent a lot of money. They spend a lot of resources and they made their team better for two thousand eighteen and they WANNA world series. You're not gonNA ever second guess that and on the white sox side they got some really talented young players. They're gonNA build on going forward so I think it actually worked out well for both. Yeah that's that's the best kind of trade to winners molten balls worth at go Jones seventy-one rates in. Do you think the lack of baseball and presumably the joy that fans will feel when it returns to action will benefit the Astros in terms of not hearing as many booze and trash talk in trash Tan banging and we we talked about yesterday. You know the draft picks. I'm sure those will still be taken away. But could this be an unintended side effect of delaying the season because of Corona Virus Mobile? You are a hundred percent right. I believe I think the reaction the astor is absolutely going to be blunted Regardless of whether they start in May June or July or we don't play baseball till next year. I just don't think there's going to be the same angst because they're above the things that have happened. That are seem a lot more important. You know in fact I had someone in the game say to me yesterday that the astros players and this is something they would never want or ask for kind of caught a break with how this is all playing out the reaction them is not going to be as strong as we thought. It was going to be awesome. Leclair writes in at Big Red Ten forty four. What destinations are on your bucket list? Nationally and internationally once these travel bans have enlisted and were lifted. And we're all out to leave our houses. Yes so this is a hundred percent true story. I obey trip schedule. The plane tickets bought to go to Nepal on December twenty seventh. Because I've always wanted to see Mount Everest. I've seen all fifty states here. Mount Everest is the number one at the top of my bucket list. And of course who knows what's going to happen as we sit here today though. That's still the plan. Fly on December. Twenty seven I will. I will follow up with my wife and I. We have tickets to Italy purchased for August. I don't really know if that's going to happen. We're going to go to London and Portugal before that so that is all very much up in the air but we love Europe. So whenever this os all puts a bad. We will assuredly go there if that's this summer or next or next spring whatever. We're going no matter what we'll be back one more on that. I just feel so terrible. My wife's best friend. Her wedding is planned for June in Italy. And we haven't gotten anything official but obviously just you just feel terrible for people on so many levels about what's going on. I know it's it's interesting. You know I'm I'm like Oh man. I can't leave my house. I can't hang out with my friends. Like people have had major life events on hold or completely cancelled if only right back so it's too wild. Time Buster Kevin Millar Mallory music at Kevin Mallory. Tx writes in Bro Sandlot. Five I mean I understand why you wouldn't put on. There's lots of great baseball movies. But as trump he pointed out that was a glaring omission many bleacher. Twitter's wrote about. Yeah and so. We tape that at about nine fifteen Yesterday nine fifteen eastern time in the morning I did a radio hit on a show in Vancouver in the afternoon and I got asked about that same sort of like what what what what what are you talking about so again. I I you know I can't. I have no excuses. Okay I just have no excuse. It's fine it's fine. I think I think the Sandlot is fine. I know a lot of people. Have you know. Hold in high regard but whatever it's okay to each their own buster. Don't let them get you down last one for today Brian. Brian van every as a Rangers Fan of more than twenty five years. I will I remember very well. The two thousand eleven world series listening to that. David freeze interview was brutal. But I thought he was great and couldn't turn it off and I think that is the reaction from most folks who listened to a great interview all around. Yeah David did a great job with that and I thought about that. David is a really as you heard in. The interview is very fun. He got a great laugh. Other players really liked him and I thought about those eleven rangers. The manager of that team was run. Washington who is another of baseball's great storytellers? We're going to have him on at some point on the podcasts as we go into the storytelling mode now to tell his side of that and remember. Ron Washington has been at third base coach for so many years. So you know that there have been games. David freeze was playing third base in Washington the third base coach. And I guarantee you popped up in some form or fashion right or maybe leftover weight loss. It tell us about that And by the way we're both very excited because we're GONNA get a chance. Speaking of storytelling talk with neighbors. It's the manager of the dodgers. Who's GonNa join us to talk about the incredible Compaq of the Boston? Red Sox in the two thousand four American League Championship Series Dave. Stolen base was right in the middle of that in terms of pivotal moments. In we're going to be asking about all that over the weekend. Will you guys will hear that on Mondays podcast? That's it for today. My thanks to David Wells and detailer. Schwenk have a great day. Everybody have a great weekend. Stay safe thanks for listening listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN DOT com slash. Podcast separate baseball tonight the PODCAST..
"david wells" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"The ball they'd go. That was kind of like you know you never know when you're going to have a a gem of the game. And and when Ron toomer hit that ball he hit it so hard to nobble. I thought he hit him in the chest. One Hop Eddi McKee back love on it but he did but I mean it was hit so hard and not like got it and then all of a sudden I go boy. He's got throw and he could strike. He threw strike right right. The tino and I was just like what the heck but when you see that I mean that really. You don't want those volley like that it it can. It can really change your mindset as a pitcher because they go. Hey Joe no find somebody else but somebody else in there. And you know put homer in their. He'll homebush the second but somebody there because the fact that when you get the website that changes the dynamics of the game but he was such a good player. You know you needed his bat. The other thing too is is that it looked like he went when he had a reaction. Play like that play. You described in your perfect game. That he was okay. It was the one when he had even a little bit of time to think about it. Yeah you know. Some guy's bald set so hard you got you got a couple of seconds to grow it and you just you just lose south conscious and he just fling it. I don't know what What Willie did with them or whatever. It was. Get rid of all as quick as you could. You know when they're like taking ground balls or VP and stuff like that or working with them. I would hope Willie but have done something with them like that. But you know when when it's in your head and you gotTa Phobia you know. It's it's really hard to overcome those types of things but you know I ended up it. Wasn't you know as you know one of those things that you know happened? He got over it but from time to time he would launch it. And you're just like oh boy but it can happen to anybody. That's exactly right and You know he was. It came and went that first year and got more pronounced his years long but that first year his his value to the team was so extraordinary. As a leadoff hitter. That you know the defense didn't matter as much as you guys went along you go in September your role in and on never forget. This was a game in Baltimore and I've never. I think I've ever talked to you about this. It was a game in Baltimore late in the year and there was a pop up and you raise arms out the side like you know. Can someone catch it? Because it fell among three guys including Derek jeter. And I'd always heard a story about Derek talking to you after that moment. What do you remember about that? I you know what it was that when when it happened you know and I'm looking around and I'm like I think it was because he thought he came to me because it was afterwards and he said the media said that I showed him up and Derek popped off. I think a little bit and then I think that's how it was. I said Derek I said no I never. I never showed anybody out there. You know I was emotional guy anyway. But you know I'm like Derek. It's this is all blown out of context because you know it was easy to fly ball. Somebody's gotTa take charge. You should have took charge. You know but it's not me being mad at you. It's just me tomorrow's like in disbelief. It's it's just a reaction. It wasn't me showing you up you know and that's where we had to defuse it because you know if you showed anybody up on your team especially and then filter you know here comes the old days you know they could bobble. They can really screw you over. This happened I mean through through baseball years of baseball. You know picture shows a guy up easy ground ball booted on purpose you know depending on you know th the game situation but that's one thing that you try to avoid it all ties so like if the guy made an area or whatever and a crucial situation I'd always turn. Hey Man I got you. I'm going to get your ground ball. Raider writer you know so. I tried to help a situation. So because you guys were so dominant in the regular season. you go into the postseason as heavy favorites and you fall behind. Cleveland. Two GAMES TO ONE AND ORLANDO HERNANDEZ THEY'LL DO K. Gets THE BALL and game for in Cleveland and he wins. What do you remember about that game? They'll do kate. He was a different breed. This guy didn't care about Hornets to any pitch at any given time. You know how good he was. And how fearless this guy was. I mean he just he was. He was like Derek in in October. That's that's Kinda how I put it without duquet because this guy just went out there he loved the pitch he had no fear he would throw three to curve balls. You know three two sliders. Like doc always did but to me it. Was you know it was the perfect guy in the right situation? You know to to put us. You know to put us in a good situation to keep going because you know when you need to lean on somebody and you know Andy Pettitte. Probably one of the best post-season pitchers I've ever seen in my life and to have another guy like that that you felt really comfortable on the mound non Kirk Gibson always said. Don't be to sell if you're afraid to sell get out of the game go do something else. So banging nails go flip burgers do something because this is a place for you. You know your failures your biggest asset and I picking that from nineteen ninety three when I was teammates with Kurkin Detroit. I've taken that all the way through the rest of my career and and today when I speak corporate events. Whatever it's it's your failures are your Betas assets and you know. That's that's what I love to go on and that was the best advice. That Kirk Gibson. You know every game. Yeah what I remember about in that game. And you're exactly right. They'll do. It was like that The Indians load the bases and Jim thome. He's at the plate and he threw may change of with three to count and told me swung through it and then you learned afterward that it was a pitch that he had only really learn the grip on on once before. But that's how Duke as personality like. He had such a great field for the ball. No doubt no doubt that was you know it. He was a breath of fresh air out there and you know even though the the language barrier for us is. He didn't speak very he tried to. You know we didn't know Spanish that well but you know it was just one of those things that this who is this guy you know. He comes over from on a boat areas in the Big Leagues. And he's pitched like he's been there his whole career that's pretty amazing. It really was And of course you guys Sweep the padres in the world series in. You is a Sandia Kid. What was it like to have that experience that sucked because I got booed and my own hometown? I remember Game One You know about two home runs to drag bonding to Tony. Gwynn and then not walk. Hit the home run. And then Tino hit the Grand Slam you know and but prior to that game that the morning before Game One. I went on Howard. Stern and stern was trying to get me to predict. You know what we're GonNa win it in I said Howard. I'm not predicting anything. I said. It would be fair the padres it wouldn't be fair to the Yankees or anybody else. I said I'm not predicting anything I just hope we win. And he would you know other question he come right back to it and I've avoided he come right back to it and I go to tower just to shut you up man. I said if I was if I was a bet man I I would like to win it and five because you leave you get another gate for for the purse. So I said you know I I would like I would like to win it and you know in in five games next day in the paper. Wells predicts five believe in the in the post or the Daily News. Whatever it was like Oh crap I said this is not good. Well Dave Stewart took offense to it and poach and they told me he goes. We took that article but he posted in it. And just to motivate padres. What motivated him. But we had chuck Knoblauch Tino Martinez. I think I went like seven innings that way but I I was pissed. 'cause you know. I just gave up five runs and seventy I'm out. I'm like there's no way we're GONNA win this game. I'm in the shop like piss on it. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA shower. I'm from the media and all that I'm in a shower and one of the clubhouse kids boomer boomer chuck just had the game up I'm like what out of the shower all my clothes back on went out into the dugout and then Keno Hits a Grand Slam and get the W. I'm like cool. Awesome but and here I am sucking my thumb. All pissed off ready to you know like I said get beat up by the media and then go have a couple of cold ones insulting try and you know and all that stuff and and you know then that happens and you know it was. It's just it's it's crazy. You know the thanks. They always were you during this. Well I was in a damn shower with chuck knoblauch Kit but three run homer to tie the game up where I was at Man so you guys you know you finish the season hundred. Twenty five wins greatest team of all time And of course you get the parade. What was that like for you? I was so cool. I mean I was there with Dave Cohen and his dad Robbo and George George Rose was in our thing and then I had. I had my wife and my son Brandon. Just go through. You know that parade with your kid was you know it was. It was a very special and and I've already been one prayed before but it wasn't not like was nothing like the New York trade now and to me and I and I remember. Someone threw a role at toilet paper. It came from. I don't know what floor of what building and it landed. In our in our float and brandon picked it up and he he did out and hit some dude right in the forehead. Cody and I started laughing our asses off. It was pretty funny but you know to get that experience. See The love of the New Yorkers you know going through that that's that's that was pretty intense. That was pretty awesome to be a part of well. We'll always be remembered in New York. Is You know part of history there. I really appreciate you taking the time to go over. Some memories. Got No baseball.
"david wells" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"And I think it got pretty ugly that night. You know Jimmy Fallon and I were. I went to the after party and I did not want to go. I literally did not want to go but MARCI Klein. She started egging me on and egging me on. And I'm like all right. I'll just come for a moment and all slip on out. Well that didn't happen. Because I got with the cast Jimmy and step and I think Horatio Sanz fed- arms. All guys the CAST and you know with Warren their well one thing leads to another and it was like five thirty and Jimmy Fallon and all right. I mean I'm like well you leap I was like no you lied I so it was Kinda one of those skills and you know I lost all you know I lost center. I forgot that I had to pitch next basically on then our than I do oh crap. It's one o'clock game and I'd just come powers meet. My son woke me up brandon. Who is a you know he was? What four years old five years old at the time there are in Illinois he was like seven time and it was like I just was like. Oh boy and I started drinking coffee. Coffee and water coffee water and I stay away from everybody when I got to the ball park. I went in the back room. I said Rod before my leg. Because if anything's GONNA go. I is your legs so I said just legs shape and you know I was back and forth to the bathroom about eight times supple. This it was one of those saying if I if I failed that day I knew I was probably going to get fined and suspended shape but I was in to the ballpark. While you hated day games you hated pitching games. And I've always might theory's always been you come from San Diego county where there's no humidity And so a hot humid afternoon on a given day. That was your least favorite thing to do. I always thought you were someone who hated big games. Your honor percent correct. You know I would. I would at all the managers of the teams. I say you know. Avoid Day Games with me. I don't like day Games. They're just they don't. I don't fare well being in the humidity and and all that and I wasn't used to I didn't like the humidity you know. I always said that Pete flat so it's one of those things that You know I just. I couldn't do it because I went out a lot. I mean it was one of those things. I was all throwback that was those guys went out every night. You know I I used to sit down with Wyan and Moose and hate bow Gator you know on old timers day in the clubhouse I would sit with these guys name. Just tell me unbelievable stories. And they're like they're right boomer. You should have played when we did. You would have fit right in. You know air out every night tearing up the town and that's that was me. That's just you know I lived for for the old school baseball. Worked it certainly worked at day? You you rolling. Along against the Minnesota twins seven no hitter And as you know there's a longstanding baseball superstition and no one's allowed to talk about a no hitter in progress but you of course broke that rule like for you going and finding David Cone in the middle of the game because you were so kind of anxious worked up about it. Well I would. I went in. I think it was like before Danny went into the Lounge players lounge to grab water. Because I was. I was very superstitious so I wanted to grab a water and Michael. Kay Goes David Wells. Got A perfect game allow ran out of the ran out of their dugout. Got My seat and then I don't know it's like six seven. Dany into something I I went down. I was just like I felt the loan and I remember going to sit between Scott Brooks just in the Tino Martinez and they both got up and walked away. And I'm like wow this is something man. Is God walk that in the Dugout and guys would literally jump out away? They don't WanNa touch me. They don't WanNa get near Me David Cone. He came down to twelve units. Were I sat all the time? And he was just like he sat there and then I started chirping at him and he started ignoring me and then and then he tells I was like eight. Any tells me throw a knuckleball. Excuse me he goes much. Breakout your knuckle Baio Dude. I don't throw the ball and he goes. Yeah you do and I'm like dude. I'm not going to throw a knuckleball game like this. He goes she'll nothing call me. I'm like I think the me and realizing not at that moment when I'm out about I kind of looked on. I'm like man. I knew what he was trying to do. He's just trying to relax me. That's what he was trying to do so he he'd Kinda broke from. I broke it a little bit person and I'm walking off. He's screaming at me. Call me again. Throw it. But I didn't do unbelievable. So the last pitchy throw There's a fly ball hit to right field Paul O'Neil catches it and he goes crazy. You go crazy. Yankee stadium goes crazy on any day. And what I thought was funny is in the clubhouse From what I understood Paul. O'neill had no idea. He he only knew is a no hitter. Did you ever hear that story? Yeah he was true and then he after you know after all all the all the HOOPLA. He's like he's like yeah dude. I didn't any told me he goes. I didn't know it was for the game because he did. It was Tom Browning from Cincinnati. Yeah Tom Brownies. Yeah it was Tom Brown on that he did. He goes he goes. This is great now part of two perfect games and then little you know he's part three of them. You know the next year so that was pretty cool that you know that he That that was that you know. It's funny 'cause Pat Mirrors was the last center and two years ago three years ago. I was in for coaches convention in Indianapolis and and uh I ran into him. He was at one of the boost. Sarah selling some product. I guess he was coach for whatever and I gave me the mount. Doug the mound up from Yankees or Yankee Stadium and then they painted it and I had all the twin signing. Wow so I got pat. News is none of them that the rubber but I didn't have. I don't have anybody on the Yankees Team Sun. The the mount which I screwed up I still get it. 'cause you know we're we're that that line at. Wal Step One basin prison. But you know it'd be hard to take it to a president. Get Chad Curtis assign it. There you go all right so you throw the perfect game and then two days later you guys have with the Baltimore. Orioles the worst baseball fight that I ever saw you mentioned our motto Benitez He gives up a home. Run to Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez is coming up next and Armando drills him right in the back and it just so happened that in one thousand nine hundred ninety five are Mondo it. Hit Tino wild. Tino was with Seattle under similar circumstances and a fight breaks out and not only. Is there a fight but it spills over into the Orioles dugout? What do you remember about that? Oh my God I it was. It was bad I mean and I remember we were over there and we're literally in the dugout and I just hear this big old like this pop. It was allowed to punch of ever heard. And Alan Mills Class. Darrell Strawberry Right now and it was just like my head turns 'cause it was so loud and Darryl just looked at them go oh boy and mills e you know. He was black belt in karate so he was you know he had five skills and I was like. Oh my God meals was gonna die. And so Darrell just took it like I mean I I've never I've never seen a play. It was like I think when When Marvin Hagler hit Tommy hearns and a fight. It was an same fighting and and he had And he hit him so hard. It was Kinda like that. 'cause I saw that fight and he didn't budge he just took it and went after them. And then a Lotta guys gotTA BETWEEN THEM DOWN IN THE DOUG. I'm down halfway down there. Doug and I got Benito and and the scissors. I'm sitting literally on the bench. I got my my legs around his his his midsection and I got him around the neck and he's streaming boomer. Let me go because I was teammates with them year before or two years before and and it was like you gotta be kidding me and I'm not laughing it's going. I'm trying to choke him out. He's going nowhere he's going north. And all I see is Graham Lloyd Nelson the Twin Towers. Come just throwing haymakers everywhere. It was one of the best problem. Ever been part of it was awesome. It was crazy and it's funny. I've never heard that description. I you know I covered the oil. Alan Mills was always one of those guys. Who was the nicest person you'd meet and it was like Clark Kent Attorney Superman when a fight broke out? Oh no doubt and and and you know I was good president nosy and you know but he was mild mannered. He just give you the shirt off his back. But you know when you're in a situation like that you know but you look at him. He wasn't that small guy but he went after the biggest guy on the team. And that was Darrell Strawberry. Yeah who went after our motto. Juanita's after he was one of the first players to come out of the dugout go after him and after he had Tino I wanted to ask you about is that season was going along. I remember in spring training of that year Chuck there was a ground ball that chuck now block and he threw the ball away and was kind of like What was that? And then that continued to manifest that season one along. What do you remember about when that first popped up? It was the Steve. Sax Syndrome was unbelievable because he did and I was mackey. Sasser for the nets. Couldn't go back to the pitcher. Yep So when we when that started happening and it was just like why do you think or or was catching you know. Underground bomb hit the second. They stop right there like in in in bright by the DUGOUT. Make.
"david wells" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Good talking with you. Good talking with you too. Hey thanks for filling in as we You know wait wait through this time where we are just dying for Baseball Conversation. Highwood Batman. Everybody's dying for something. Exactly I wanted to ask you. You got a lot of stories from a lot of parts but I wanted to talk about. The team. Generally regarded as the best in history in nineteen ninety eight Yankees. You know the greatest thing of all time one hundred twenty five wins. What generally pops to mind for you when you first someone mentioned the Ninety Eight. Yankees I remember. I think we all want four. Start THE SEASON AND JOE. Torry got pissed so had we had a team meeting too. Many guys were very happy with it but you know it was Kinda it was it was a great motivating you know by just speech as you as you would say because what happened after that. Really solidified that season and in it Struck a nerve with a lot of guys and we went on a rampage. Yeah and so what I remember about that is is that that net meeting was in Seattle if I recall correctly And there was something about You know starting pitcher is not protecting the hitters that spurred into a larger talk. Yeah Yeah I do I mean you know and then it was. You know it was hit and miss with that kind of stuff you know with guys hitting one. Another is when I'm told to hit when I was told somebody it was hard I can hit him without. You know subcontract drill somebody. 'cause I always had good command behind him. I threw them over and I missed him and CEDO wanted to fight. He was so pissed off at me. 'cause I miss them and it's not like I didn't try but you know that was. I think that was the first and only time that I was ever told because it got out of hand pretty bad and you know so that from from that point on you know some guys had a problem with it. Some guys didn't you know but you know nowadays. It's you get thrown out of the game. You get warrant if you come up in but Yeah but when that happened out it just it was. You know we're all this scratching our heads going. You know what the Hell because you know you didn't want to get thrown out of the game. Obviously so I would always so my role was. I just went to somebody you know unless it was so blatant I would just go up to say should I should I? I go right up to the header. Want want me want me get this guy in my rule of thumb is the next guy just diffuse it yet and boomer my sense and covering you was is that you were sort of a like Andy. Pettitte didn't like doing it. He just didn't like the Kellyanne stuff But you were just sorta like. It wasn't aggressive like Roger. Clemens was aggressive like he had no problem throwing guys but I I never got the sense of something that you actually joy doing. You just felt it was part of the job. No it was and you and you look at you. Look at my bubble gum card. You don't see me hit by pitch. You don't see a whole lot of you know I. I really didn't hit a whole lot of guys because you know it was just you know I pick and choose when I had to. You know if a Guy Show. Boated me Drilling the next at Bat. He gets smoked. You know protecting a guy you know I remember the in the in the incidence with Baltimore with Bonito's when he hit Tino you know I wasn't pitching that game. But that's one of those times where you just you go to Tau and you know. And who cares what happens after that. Because that guy was such a knucklehead you know at that time so it was something where you have to do that in in in protecting and you know and a lot of guys I tell you you you get a lot of respect and you know like you said adding that will lead a lot. Some guys that like to do it you know. Roger did minds I didn't mind but a lot of times when I was pitching. I didn't really have to 'cause I always do strikes so there is really no need and I remember when it's Toronto. When I was there I think in two thousand and Sean Green Carlos Delgado a couple of other guys got him and and it was Doug Linton and he was in Cleveland and my rule of thumb was hit. The first Guy Will Albert Bell's first Guy I'm going. Oh boy here we go. You Know Doug Linton hit was hit guys left and right and and Douglas in place for the Blue Jays. And then he got he got traded. And so when I hit Albert Bell I was I smoked in pretty good and I was waiting for him to charge because everyone knew Albert bell man that was crazy and he's just he. He wore it. He looked at me. He's just put the baton and he kind of walked horse first base and I'm just waiting for him to charge in any time and you know I was on pins and needles in next guy up double play and he is. I could. He was still looking. I kept my I turned around and I'm not getting my back on them. I just make sure he was going into the dugout. He went right into the dugout and grabbed Douglas right by his throat. Or shaking him a little bit but he. He was a student of the game and he knew what was going on. And that was like one of those moments where I was like. I dodged bullet brawl. And that's one broad. WanNa get in but you know I was game. I was afraid Bra. I didn't care but it's it's weird. I never got charged my career. So when did you get a sense of that? Ninety eight team could be special boomer as we move forward through that season while I I think it was. You know just after the after that meeting we we just. We started gelling as a team. And you know I it came pretty you know. It was like a game within a game with ourselves because with the pitching staff. We just we didn't want to be the one that lose that series. We just kept going in and winning every series. Not Just Kinda Kinda started happening. I mean we basically rolled over everybody. You know the pitchy was was still. I think Coney won twenty games. That year I had eighteen the pet it had like sixteen or seventeen. You know it was just it was just one of those things and also anders were going and you know and I've never seen anything like it. You know in my twenty one years playing. I'd never been on a team. That all the way through through the play off into the world series. Sweep the PADRAS. But you know I. It happened literally right after that. Buster it was you know it was full steam ahead. 'cause EVERYBODY. I think took a personal with Joe said. Listen to meeting. And you know calling guys out called Derek out a little bit and Eric and like it so it was you know but it was. It was meant to be it was. It was a positive. You know. I'll ask chewing if you were GONNA if you call it that but You know Joe wasn't really big on on yelling and screaming. But he just he would get his point across and you know. That's that's one good quality that Joe had as manager was getting guys to do what they had to do by calling them out. You know what jumped out to me about covering that team boomer was that and especially after you know now having covered baseball for thirty years besides the fact that that team and a lot of great players was the unbelievable energy that it brought to the park every day. That's a hard thing to do. That is a hard thing to do to play with that kind of energy day in day out and whether it was because You know the the loss to Cleveland in the playoffs the year before Joe speech the professionalism of the group that team played hard you know and that was the thing there was if there was any animosity that was in. This was behind closed doors. Get stuff that you guys never saw but if anybody had anything against each other or whatever it was literally nipped in the butt somebody would stand up. Somebody would get in the middle you know. Joe Left US long we had the clubhouse and you know and it was something like that that we had to take care of our own and that was that was the beauty of that team is like you would never see anybody you know. There was just no animosity. There might have been from time to time the only the only problem being 'cause I not all the time Joe is getting in in Joe and there's a few other guy did as well you know a few of the relievers that you know a group of us that hung out a lot but you know when you're when you roll in like that you go out you're getting people recognizing yeah you're right conic in the city 'cause you know we were doing so well you know. Abbas when you're totally good they WANNA be friends they want to do that but you know and then Joe was starting to get mad me. 'cause I was going out all the time but I just told my listen. You WanNa win because you know me. Play my music every five days and I have that clubhouse warn you know my music with all the heavy metal with slipknot disturbed metallica. You know all that stuff and and Joey come in and turned it down. I'd go back and turn it back up and I'm like dude. I said if you want to hear the music yoga outside you know fatty practice going unless you go outside and do what you gotta do. Leave me alone. I said if you WANNA win. Let's music go and so we kind of butted heads there. David Cone said You know. He went to journalists. Joe I got him. Let me take them. And you know we'll be fine. Just read them leaving the me and so is this. You know we we failed. We sailed off into the sunset with with you know with good numbers old bus fishing. You know and a lot of times we went out. You know a lot. You know the night before re pitch have a couple of Totti's you know relaxes me the next day. You're not all on you get nervous with your pets. You know but the butterflies and you know you. Kinda calmed down that way. That was at least. Yeah and one of the Times you went out was the night of May nineteen ninety eight. The next day you're scheduled to pitch against the twin boomer just at that time because of course the stories well known as you wrote in your book about being hungover when you come to the park on May seventeenth but on a on a David Wills. Scale of one to ten How hungover were.
"david wells" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Studio Taylor you know the The Times that we're in when your whole day today revolves around a leisurely drive. Oh my God. I didn't know what you're going to. You're going to bring up here. But yet we were trying to arrange an interview for later or this weekend and I haven't left the house inside Saturday. And my wife is like we. We gotta go. We just got to go for a drive. We gotta get out and do something. We might get some. Carry out a lot of these breweries around here are offering like pay ahead and we will set a you know a bunch of beer by your car for you to grab so. We might do that as our our Friday night. Fun But yeah. That's that's about it so we had two big time. Someone who is very big time and push back a little bit so I appreciate you doing that. Buster yeah that's that's the state of things right now. Yeah we'll We'll talk about that the entity. That person what he's GonNa join us to talk about later in the podcast. I you mentioned them. Leaving the beer outside your car I have great neighbors here where I live In you know a couple of friends that we've known for twenty years and the other day I was My wife and I were hoping to have a bottle of wine and then normally we didn't have any in the house so I was going to call them. And then the whole conversation became about okay. Why don't you leave it on the porch? We have to have contact with each other. And so I've just waved at him through the window when I went to get the bottle a that. That's that's what we're doing right now. I'm sure you could do. I've this this is probably going to become popular as the weather gets nicer. You guys could have an outdoor little get together but you just have to stay you know. Probably at least six fee I would. I would air closer to ten or twelve feet but you hang out in your driveway. They hang out on the sidewalk or something. You get some lawn chairs and I think that will work definitely going to explore that. I don't know my neighbors but you know maybe having some friends over and hanging out in the dry. We'll be in the garage. They hang out in the driveway and we'll be good. We'll get our social interaction but be responsible about it. We've actually got a great place for that. We've got a fire pit out in the back. And so we can you know we have. We have this Stonewall we can sit on opposite sides no more than twelve feet close to each other so nice. Yeah that'll be good. Yeah for sure all right today we have a great conversation with David Wells boomer. Who is a member the ninety eight? Yankees arguably the greatest team in history I I covered boomer nineteen ninety-six when I was at the Baltimore Sun. He was part of the Baltimore. Orioles and again in ninety eight. When I was at the New York Times they cover the Yankees. He is a great storyteller with a remarkable background. I think most enjoyable conversation I had ever had with David Wells. He is just a crazy background and I asked him. I said Hey. What was the craziest thing that you ever did as a kid and he kinda paused goes well? I blew up a car wants. That's David Wells personality. He's got great stories. On the ninety eight season describing the last punches ever heard and angry Joe Torry and of course a twenty four hour period for him that included a Saturday night. Live after party. Jimmy Fallon Lorne michaels and a perfect game but before we get to that some news and notes. Red Sox Ace Chris. Sale is going to have Tommy. John Surgery talked to sources involved in this decision last night and basically they said First off his elbow needed to be fixed and two. They wanted to make this decision sooner rather than later because the sooner that he has the better chances are that he's going to be able to pitch in two thousand twenty one because typically Tommy John Surgery takes about twelve to fourteen months for healing and rehabilitation so he could be pitching again for the Red Sox. In spring of twenty one the giants Tyler Beatty is also going to have Tommy John Surgery rockies manager Bud Black was on a conference call yesterday and he said he's opened a double headers when Major League Baseball Returns. His quote was in theory. I think all of us would be up for some sort of double header situation. The thing that's going to be in front of all of us is it's going to be the same for everybody. It's gotTa make sense for the clubs and the players and finally Major League Baseball announced yesterday that it we will provide some funding to minor leaguers. Who Make little money to begin with? And now I've seen their livelihood shut down.
Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry
"Us let's shift gears to the auto market we got Tesla I'm very much in the forefront yesterday at with an incredible surge in share price then today we're seeing an incredible plunge on the other side of Ford shares down more than ten percent one point now nine point nine percent declines General Motors kind of hanging in there with so little decline after being up earlier this comes on the heels of reports that show what the challenges for an industry under profound transformation joining us now David Welch Detroit bureau chief for Bloomberg news to David can we start with Ford because this is now being compared to a company with the lan must like problems without the eleven must but level of belief and faith from shareholders really is I mean if you if you will and were also was three years ago they couldn't get the hose out on time they had some quality issues with their SUV the model X. every planet you on most put out there would be six twelve months off schedule they were kind of refurbishing some of the assembled cars out in the yard it's not quite that bad it forward but they've got an explorer that they state they can't get out on time event all kinds of production issues there this shouldn't be happening at a company like for one of the advantages that the established automakers were supposed to have over Tess was that they they have vehicles new models out out of pure muscle memory it just happened there were occasional gap circadian room in and we still have been recalls but they didn't have stuff like this and and so this is one of Ford's problems sales of warranty costs ticket TTL fifty two on their profits in the quarter so these are all these are all very bad things it should just be general execution and things of that this just smoothly happen for a company like Ford so what is the thinking behind this focus on Ford but those production problems as blocking and tackling issues we thinks cause them here because again you're right a company like a Ford it's you know been doing this for so long should have this part down displaying incorrectly why this is happening CO active said told journalists that he had every confidence they can they can get their execution back somewhere in there they just took their eye off the ball on this thing and who accused the things to happen right we had a big recall a few years ago from Toyota with the GM ignition switch issue so the big companies are not immune to this sort of thing but this is kind of more even more basic just getting a new model particularly important one like the X. four out the door on time to dealers and customers post explain it other than the it's a big gap on their part so putting Tesla side because it's been a it's sort of round trip consider not round trip I mean it's it's off with a bunch today after yesterday's run away gains in the share price there is a question is this the best bet if somebody wants to wager on the future of autos as a tech item as also a E. sort of vehicle so to speak for the electrical battery which is going to be key in any kind of new economy is that the best bed or their other auto companies that are investing similarly with similar success in the electric battery industry of burning question and if you look at Tess of right now the market is saying that if the tech company attacks started to grow the company and if they've got the best technology when it comes to work for vehicles in the moment it's hard to argue the phased out the bad their cars have the longest range which means they can go the furthest on a single charge they also have a really good electric motor we we did a piece last year I would again insanely mineral tore down a model three and really ripped apart the battery the orchard motoring and he said they have is for the best electric drive system any compared to GM BMW know if these other companies I think we'll we'll catch up in terms of battery performance and and they'll get there the other thing that also has that was brand the pencil branded extremely powerful it's almost a cold and then may also have been doing other things that are tech related in their cars that set them apart they have over the air updates that can actually boost the speed of the vehicle with the model three they had heaters in the rear seats and didn't tell anybody and then one day they just turn them on with an over the air update and awaited customers by saying guess what Germany receipts space so we've been doing stuff like that that really does make the car smartphone and I think it would scare me if I'm running one of the big conventional car companies is that houses cars have become the iPhone of yeah or if your vehicles and until somebody else comes up with an android type of of rival to what Tess was doing I think they're going to rule the roost it's a great analogy that kind of brings it into focus here David wells Detroit bureau chief Bloomberg news on the phone from our Detroit bureau talking about that numbers coming out of Detroit today Ford again that down about nine and a half nine did have ten percent Tesla also down about thirteen fourteen percent give me a little bit of some of that surge we've seen over the past a six seven days in particular just amazing so again this is a transformative time for the auto industry is David was mentioning as the electric technology electric vehicle technology is developed and obviously is today was mentioning Tesla has that brand has that first mover advantage reminds me a little bit of Netflix what it did to the traditional media business having it first mover advantage having that brand the traditional companies here the traditional car companies need to figure out a way to prohibit their company to compete in this New World a
George Conway, other conservatives, launch Lincoln Project super PAC to 'defeat Trump'
"Conway what's the story David well George Conway is Mister Kelly Ann Conway the husband of White House counselor kellyanne Conway and apparently is now joined this was big news evidently that he is among seven conservative critics of trump launching this thing called the Lincoln project and what it is is it's a super pac beds hoping to defeat the president in twenty twenty they're going to be helping Democrats died evidently S. how so they're gonna be pumping the airwaves with ads talking about how bad trump is and that will be better off as a country electing a Democrat that's how much damage they think the president is doing even though these people are Republicans
Shock and outrage as White House says next G-7 summit will be at Trump property
"There was widespread today my Mick Mulvaney announced that Donald Trump was in fact going to force the US government and other major governments around the world to pay money by hosting the g seven corral golf resort next year is the Washington Post puts it quote that decision is without precedent in modern American history. The president used his public office to direct a massive contract himself but here's the thing Durell could really use it we're bringing someone who knows more about trump's other business interests than just about anyone he's reporting on all the best three years on a Pulitzer for his invested into the President David Farren hold is great to have you here David let's start with the significance of Durrell which unlike some other properties it's not licensed it's it's it's real directly part of the presence main business holdings correct it is basically the keystone of Donald Trump's entire hospitality Gulf hotel business it produces more revenue for him every year than any hotel or golf course and he has one of its biggest loans on if you were to pick one property the donald trump's financial health dependent on this would be it very levered I mean he's got he owes people money on it he was don't you bank the original one was for one hundred twenty five million dollars to Deutsche Bank it's one of his biggest loans now you tweeted about how it's been doing and the vacancy rate typically in the summer you said the summit will be held in June Miami's hot drills usually emptying 2017 only thirty eight percent rouse rooms were occupied this is one of derails worst month so you're bringing a huge amount of business to resort at a time that is over all not doing very well financially but you're bringing it to this resort at a time when it needs that money the most as you saw Durell June is the second slowest month for Durell only August is worse they're occupancy rate is under forty percent so even if trump just charged the cost which we have no idea if he's going to but even if he didn't try to make a profit on each individual room he's filling the resort at a time it'll be mostly empty rats are great point you also noted that it has not been doing well recently this is not this is not a facility that is on the upswing no in the opposite we got some data that the trump organization itself provided to Miami Dade County that shows that between Twenty fifteen and twenty seven uh-huh span of just two years net operating income dropped seventy percent at this resort that's a huge drop at a time when every other resort in Miami is basically doing the same and the reason we saw video where a representative from the trump organization was talking to the county about why it was doing poorly in she laid the blame directly on trump she said the brand is doing really that's why this place is severely underperforming so you've okay so you've got the crown the crown jewel of his enterprise the brings in the most revenue at a time when it is vacancy rate is under four eight percent and at a time when the revenue and and use of the place the prophet is going down because of the negative brandon impacts of his presidency and what does this mean g seven's a big deal right like a lot of money is going to get spent there just to give you a sense of the scale of this thing I talked to somebody who had planned the last g seven that the US had at a private event which was in two thousand and four in Georgia they served forty five thousand meals during that week they took over this resort for ten days they pay three million dollars in two thousand and four money it's hundreds of people thousands of people that can't even allstate draft to stay at other places but you're talking about an enormous event between security diplomats journalists and the leaders themselves there's also there's also been some health problems at Toronto Daily Be Story from twenty one thousand nine about a rat infestation problem and route situation it has it has had some challenges well this year has been a good year for them they haven't had any any health code violations that's good news and our leaders who will be staying there and hopefully not norovirus but they have had in years past not that long ago they've had problems with the health code called euphemistically small live flying insects insects and other kinds of cleanliness issues in a number of kitchens at Durrell is there any I mean how how is this legal I mean honestly if anyone who's ever out there watching has ever interacted with federal contracting you know that it is one of the most common me that just complicated a legal thicket and incredibly complex process there are thousands of people throughout the government who work on it this seems to fly in the piece of every single policy there is for federal contracting but that's what's interesting about this is one of the few things which by tradition the didn't get to eat to circumvent the entire contracting process they don't put out a request for proposal evaluate bids the president sort of does this secret and then the White House just chooses a place this is Tom was never designed with the idea that the president might choose his own place so this is a case for trump has sort of unfettered unrestricted power to give the contract to whoever he wants and holy gave it to himself we'll see now in the next few weeks hopefully it'll be a little more transparency about what it looks like but they're going to be any scrutiny on the front end my favorite Presley it was a tr- Presley's I blink quoting trump from the trump works and they were honored that they were selected for this which is a really incredible piece the use of language David well thank you as always for your fantastic
Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser
"We start with breaking news in the politics and president trump today firing his national security adviser Ambassador John Bolton the too long well documented history of disagreeing disagreeing on matters all the way up to today when the two had different takes on how Bolton ended up on the wrong side of the White House fence the president tweeting in part quote. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions. According to John Bolton's tweet which came just twelve minutes later quote. I offered to resign last night in president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. The news came just before a White House. Briefing that Bolton was was scheduled to attend secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin who both reportedly clashed with Bolton behind the scenes. Were notably all smiles at this briefing everything a source close to the administration tells me that Bolton's exit is the result of quote Ed Administration with dysfunctional processes and bureaucracy one that attracts people who we're willing to make the big compromise to work for trump so they are especially cutthroat. It's a real snake pit and it's run by quote in Iraq. President who is hard to manage anew brings out the worst sensibilities people add it all up in the source says quote John Bolton standing for principals such as it's a bad idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David Well. Oh he didn't have a chance. CNN's Kaitlan Collins starts off now from the White House John Bolton the firing in came via twitter as president trump announced today he informed his National Security Advisor. His services are no longer needed at the White House but but in a surreal moment twelve minutes later Bolan denied he was fired tweeting. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's talk walk tomorrow. Bolton was seen by CNN cameras outside the West Wing this morning after sources said he got into a bitter disagreement with trump the the night before the alternative was the White House and you wouldn't have been happy with that either. They argued over the president's decision to host Taliban leaders at Camp David a a meeting trump later cancelled John Bolton's priorities and policies just don't line up with presidents bulletins pushback inviting the Taliban on US soil and allegedly tiddly telling reporters about his feelings after may have been the last straw with one source telling CNN the leaking is what got him but in recent weeks Bolton had found himself isolated from the president iced out by the chief of staff and barely speaking to the secretary of State there were many times ambassador Assar Bolton. I disagree that's to be sure. Bolton was scheduled to be at this afternoon's briefing alongside Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin the president's view of the Iraq war and and embassador bulletins was very different but after the president's tweet a White House official said Bolt is no longer in the building. I like conflict. I like having two people with the different points of view trump once claimed he liked the chaos of a west wing with multiple opinions but he grew irritated by Bolton's hardline positions in recent weeks. I actually temper John which is pretty amazing now. Jacob President says he's going to announce his fourth national security adviser next week until then Bolton's is deputy. Charlie Kupperman will takeover the National Security Council but I do want to flag one other bit of reporting we got that may have shown that Bolton was on the way out apparently currently when they were at the g seven summit in France just a few weeks ago he was tentatively scheduled to build some of the Sunday shows defending the administration's policies but sources tell C. in the bulletin was uncomfortable and didn't want to go on to defend some of the president's policies including on Russia which had become a big topic of the summit though people close to and said he simply thought that people like Steven Mnuchin or Larry cudlow were better suited at defending the president's policies on tariffs but jake of course requirement of working in this White House as you've got to be able to defend the president on television even the president's post to have Russia back in the g seven Kaitlan Collins. Thanks so much joining me now is Senator Bob Menendez a Democrat from New Jersey. He's the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee senator. Thanks for joining us your reaction to John Bolton being fired. Look the Unser Mona's way that Bolton was fired at stupid this functionality the whiplash that goes on in terms of you know national security and foreign policy look at the record this is going to be the upcoming the fourth national security advisor the Third Secretary of defense the Secretary Second Secretary of state the Second Second Director of National Intelligence and the list goes on and so the situation room shouldn't be the place in which the president plays his this reality TV show of the apprentice so it's it's very hard for our foreign policy and national security both with our allies as well as sending messages to our adversaries by the dysfunctionality that the president has in the White House. I'm no fan of John Bolton. He's very bellicose in some of his views but you need a national security advisor who's was willing to give you alternative views and other realities and not just yes men in in such a critical position. Well I want to ask you about Bolton specifically because one of your colleagues league's Republican senator who declined to be named told CNN that Republican senators quote clone to people like Bolton on Capitol Hill relying on him to know what's really going on at the White House seeing him I suppose as a non-sycophantic grown up one of the proverbial guardrails what do you think well clearly although I don't agree with many of embassador Bolton's views and he has a bit of a bellicose way about him in terms of foreign policy and national security but he was a voice that would give alternative realities or real realities to the president for his consideration and I know that in many choices for example like the precipitous move in Syria which would have left those who fought alongside with us in in the Lurch that voices like his were also you know surrounded by members of the Senate who who felt this was a disaster astor in the making so I think there are those particularly on the Republican side who felt that he was some sort of stability in terms of foreign policy there are many on my side of the aisle who thinks that that accurately you know he was a bit of a warmonger but what this says Moore I think it's less about Bolton and more about the president the president has no stability in in terms of national security and foreign policy just cut his legs from his Afghan. you know envoy his. Middle East peace envoy just laughed. He's got nobody with Kim. I'm John Own to deal with it so it's it's a disaster at a time that we have to one of the most challenging foreign policy scenarios in the world that I've seen in nearly thirty years. I know you disagree with Bolton on on a lot but there are areas where I imagine you you do have some agreement. A Bolton was skeptical of the President Meeting with Kim Jong Hoon skeptical of the president's offer to have a no strings attached meeting with the Iranian President Ruhani. He was against the Taliban being invited to Camp David. I wonder what this might mean for the administration going forward when it comes to policy and when it comes to people in the president's inner circle who are willing to say you know what Mr President. That's a bad idea I think those people are few and far between if there are any left in this administration. I think the only way you survive in this administration is by I saying yes Mr President even if you believe it's a horrible idea including for the national security and interest of the United States in its people and so that's one of the challenges of this administration administration the reality is is that this is why I believe that Congress under its Article One role is more more important than ever before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the House Foreign Relations Committee the intelligence committees the Armed Services Committee need to have a robust oh bus vigilant row using their article one authorities to try to pursue a foreign policy that the administration ultimately will will limit the risks that they pose in terms of US foreign policy and national security interests oil prices fell almost immediately after trump tweeted about Bolton Why do you think that is. What are the ramifications might this well? I think that those who believe that Ambassador Bolton who was an advocate of for example example the potential of an attack on Iran because of its nuclear program and the instability that that would create in the region maybe be those of us that now there's less of a bellicose view as it relates to Iran and the region you know I would assume that that's speculation on their airport and that's why some of the prices fell all right Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of the Garden State New Jersey. Thanks so much appreciate it. Sir Thank
'Keto Crotch' called out as stinky side effect of popular diet
"Man. Oh, man. This was van camp story. I am. I'm just telling you. It's his story that the Kito diet, and it's taken off like crazy. Yeah. I know people like get shape everything else. Yeah. But there's the downside, especially for ladies. There is Thursday. Yes. I'll let you take it from there. David. Well, people have been complaining. I'm not me. I'm not the one coming up with this. They're talking about Kito crotch. What is what wo- why wait on Kito crotch away that the the diet changes, some ph balanced issues and? Creates an odor that they say is noticeable Gwyneth Paltrow talking about this. Oh, I see. So the foulness emanates from south of the border fouled. If that I just well, it's not pleasant. That's the, but that's the story saying that it's sort of
U.K. cops confirm "Friends" actor David Schwimmer didn't steal beer
"Story. A British cops are hunting a fief who looks like David Schwimmer Fred's. Did you see it looks like the guy looks exactly like, David? Well, here's the story. And here's the exact quote, a guy looking early like the friends actor was caught on footage. Buying a case of beer after a thefts. What? Well, listen, this guy made a million bucks an episode. I don't think I don't think it's Danish swimmer. Worked in a while the cops of the UK even went so far is to say they checked to see the trimmer was not new Kate. That's how. That's how close he looked. Wow. To
SEC settlement could be just the beginning of more turmoil at Tesla
"Now to review the Tesla's story. CEO Elon Musk shoots from the hip and some tweets in a blog, then the securities and Exchange Commission finds those were misleading and sues saying musk should be banned from the CEO or chairman roll well over the weekend, Elon Musk settled for twenty million dollars. He'll stay as executive officer of the electric car company. But he'll hand over the board chair to someone else. Plus destler has agreed to bring in some independent people to that board. Erik gordon. A professor at the university of Michigan's Ross school of business says the word independent in this context can be a stretch. Here's the trick. Independent means what lawyers say is independent independent. Only means they're not employees. They don't make more than one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. They're not the auditors independent doesn't really mean. Independent. All right. Another part of this is what should we call? It. A kind of muzzle on Elon Musk there needs to be a filter. If Mr. musk wants to communicate with the public. He's a guy who clearly needs a filter, and what's interesting is most CEOs get advice before they shoot off their mouth, not Elon Musk. So they're going to try to make him be about as boring and bland is most CEO's. Here's my question. David well at work because it's not going to be a twenty four hour a day. Babysitter always good to talk to Eric Gordon at the university of Michigan's Ross school of business. Thank you. My pleasure. David tesla stock is down was down sharply this week. But it's up seventeen percent. This
NRF lifts 2018 U.S. retail sales forecast on strong job market, tax reform
"KOA NewsRadio this is a. Bloomberg market minute it was a losing day for Wall Street the Dow Jones industrials fell one hundred twenty five points or half a percent. Twenty five thousand one eighty-seven the NASDAQ lost nineteen points or a quarter per se Yes and p, five, hundred, closed, down, eleven
Exclusive: Tesla's board seeking more information on Musk's financing plan - sources
"Top story. This morning the tesla shares of about two percent in late trading that's after slipping about five percent in regular session some news reports have said that Tesla's, board of directors is planning to meet with financial. Advisers next week to formalize the. Process to take the company private Lindbergh's Detroit bureau chief David. Welsh, joins us now on the line David this. Story is moving very quickly now it's getting a little bit bizarre in. A sense musk said that funding was secured but it's not so clear. What do we know about that and should we even know about that Not clear at all and it's not even clear how much funding. Would, need to be in place or. Really what he means by that if you were to, buy out every shareholder and take, it private you're talking about. North of eighty billion dollars at? Least in the seventy billion plus range Current shareholders just decided they were gonna exchange their public shares private Shearson stick with you on stick with. Tesla at a private owner it could be far less it would, be whoever didn't want to do that and opted to take some kind of buy out Said that can be, as little as, twenty billion dollars still a big chunk of change but smaller than buying. Out the entire company so. We don't even know what the plan is we don't know who would go along and so forth Among the five or. So biggest shareholders have we had any indication that. One of them is interested in upping their stake significantly From them So much that they would Prefer to snap really think One dollars a share so selling it for, twenty years Private equity in west penalty About that
CarMax shares jump 3.5% premarket after earnings beat estimates
"Community tax who's your tax guy delta airlines is banning pit bulls service dogs on its flights some passengers are reacting angrily to a decision by delta that is no longer allowing passengers to fly with pit bull type dogs as the airline calls them as service or support animals the airline announced the ban this week and said they were responding to growing safety concerns after several employees were bitten delta also says they are limiting passengers to a single emotional support animal fight the changes take effect on july tenth the decision has sparked an angry backlash on social media and some experts say it will be tough to figure out exactly what breeds delta means when they say pit bull type dogs i'm john stolnis superheroes have come to the rescue of hollywood this year's box office profits up six percent from this time last year thanks in part to the recordsmashing heads avengers infinity war black panther an incredible two i'm ann cates i'm doug krizner at bloomberg world headquarters in new york the us equity market finished mixed on a day when president trump threaten new tariffs this time twenty percent on cars imported from the european union not surprisingly many of the european automaker stocks traded lower auto parts suppliers also finished down bloomberg's david wells tells us if these tariffs are enacted european carmakers will face a big challenge in the us has twenty percent even for for an expensive vehicle ecommerce cities it's just very difficult to do so you ended up either eating the prophet or you have to leave the price there and just deal with less volume and then auto factories are geared up to build a certain number of cars and if they so listen at the factory tends to lose a lot of money at the same time russia threatened the us with retaliatory tariffs on steel and aluminum imports russia's said american cars could soon face higher levies we had shares in the used car retailer carmax jumping more than twelve percent the company reported earnings above estimates energy shares followed the price of crude higher wti new york was up more than five percent that's after opec reached a deal to boost output that was less than the market had anticipated however software shares fell after red hat reported disappointing results the company also dialed back it's revenue forecast shares in red hat were down more than fourteen percent the weakness in infotech pulled the nasdaq composite lower by three tenths of one percent the dow on the other hand was higher by one half of one percent and the sp finished up two tenths of one percent ups has reached a tentative labor agreement with the teamsters this is a major step toward averting a strike when the current contract expires at the end of july in late us trading the us ten year treasury quoted at a yield of two point eight nine percent global news twenty four hours a day on air and a tick tock on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries this is bloomberg this is bloomberg best bloomberg best is about the insight and the context get from our guests it's a great way to catch up on some of the stories you might have missed on the bloomberg stories you're not going to find in any other news organizations bloomberg best bloomberg's best stories of the week powered by twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries around the world i'm also i'm at baxter on this edition of bloomberg best we'll have a special hour with goldman sachs ceo lloyd blankfein with the discussion of global markets us interest rates and trade relations between the us and china i don't think we're in a suicide pact on this so i suspect that we're not going to cause the communist collapse with a no on steroids but i do think that what's going on i think as some people have commented that this.
Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project
"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein, Defense Secretary, James Mattis is warning Russia and the Syrian Government of unspecified, U S action. If reports that they've carried out chlorine gas attacks are confirmed and peers, David. Well, no reports Mattis made the comment today is he begins a trip to the Middle East while flying to Oman. Mattis said, he only had reports that the Syrian regime is using chlorine gas in eastern Gouta Still, he warned three times that in his words, It would be very unwise for someone to use gas reserves, full political maneuvering sugared that he believed appropriate. And our other western nations that have been in contact with this were what you're niche very closely at are completely alarmed with us. Last April, the US bombarded, a Syrian airbase after accusing the regime, there are of Seren gas attacks Mattis said that Russia, which supports that regime either as incompetent or in cahoots with it. David well-nigh NPR News traveling with the defense secretary in with Scott Oman in France Marine Le Pen has been reelected to lead the far right National Front Party after losing last year's presidential election Lapan is trying to re-brand the party proposing to change its name to national rally and his Jakes again, role reports from Paris. She's also officially cutting ties with her father who's the party co-founder national from members voted to officially Get rid of the parties President of honor status held by marines, Father Jean-Marie Le Pen since 2011 It's another moved to reposition the party for another run at the French Presidency and 2020 two leading up to last year's race that elected Emmanuel Macron the pen had vigorously campaigned to rebrand the National Front in scrub the party of its anti Semitic and racist routes. Jean-Marie Le Pen who co-founded the party and 19 72 is a holocaust denier For NPR News. I'm Jakes again wrote in Paris. In Vancouver. Canada dueling protests this weekend over the proposed expansion of an oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean. Greg McAuliffe says, reporter us supporters of the project. Our wrap numbered several thousand gathered and spur of in Vancouver to voice their strong opposition to the pipeline. Only a couple of hundred gathered a few miles away and support if the expansion does go ahead of the capacity were actually exceed the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly eight hundred ninety thousand barrels a day will make its way from the neighboring province of Alberta to the Pacific coast loaded on tankers. It will then pass through British Columbia and Washington State waters on route to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the project in Canada's best interest. Schools across the US are preparing for students to walk out for seventeen minutes on Wednesday organised organizers of the Women's March are calling for the protest. After seventeen people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. This is NPR. China's National People's Congress made it official today. President Xi Jinping can serve for life. The nearly three thousand delegates voted to lift presidential term limits today, only two voted against the move three abstained Columbia is holding congressional elections today. The former FARC rebel group is fielding candidates for the first time. Since it gave up its weapons Under a peace deal to become a left-wing political party. As the BBC's Katie Watson reports, the deal guarantees FARC will hold ten of Colombia's two hundred eighty congressional seats vest mopping bullets him about it. Spent that message is the same. The fog once-defiant the rights of the poor and widen a political field in a country with gaping inequalities. While some Colombians have welcomed the pin, its new come as many more thin. It's too soon to see them in positions of power. One of the biggest criticisms of the Peacedale. Is it these fighters turn politicians should have been punished for their crimes before standing for office, and that's expected to be reflected in how people vote few want to choose a politician deemed to have blood on their hands. The BBC's Katie Watson rock star Bono is apologizing over allegations, that staff at a charity he said up, We're bullied by says he's furious over charges by staff at his anti-poverty One charity office in Johannesburg one former staff member says she was demoted when she refused to have sex with a foreign government official. I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News.