35 Burst results for "ESA"
What's Good Games
"esa" Discussed on What's Good Games
"Made the decision to not participate. However, we have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the ESA in E three. Okay. I feel like there's tea behind this statement. I don't know what it is. Yeah, you know, I'm still I'm still going down my path of, I think, you know, slowly people are just inching away from me three and it makes me very sad. I mean, they did say at the end, we continue to be a strong supporter because of course they have to edit on a positive note and be like, yeah, we're not just like ghosting ESA and E three by any means, but still, yep, it's a thing. This is gonna be a weird, weird year. It is. And it's gonna be weird for a variety of reasons. Had a lot of conversations at dice last week with different leaders from different companies and what it feels like the sentiment that I got was that even though people are coming back and people are going to events and things kind of feel like we're getting back to normal. The industry still isn't back to normal and that there's still a lot of concerns over COVID and pandemic and people traveling, but also a lot of these teams have still not caught up from being transitioned into working from home and how that's impacted their overall production workflow and pipeline. And I don't know if we're going to see that catch up for at least another year or two, if that. And I think we all were just hoping, oh yeah, you know, 2023 is the year that we're back. And it's like, nope, not quite back yet. Turns out the pandemic was very disruptive and destructive in a variety of ways to people's lives across many different avenues. So I think that that is the unspoken thing that is still happening and why we're going to see people involved, but maybe not as involved as they would be if we weren't dealing with pandemics. So we can sit in our chairs and make guesses that it has something to do with the way the ESA or read pop is running the show, but I think that that's only a very small part of it and the bigger part is we're just not ready. We don't have vertical slices to show in our demos for sure. We don't have trailers ready. Our teams are tired. They're overworked still. We're still trying to catch up. We need more time. That's what I think the real reason is. Just Andrea's theory on the whole thing. Okay, on that note, let's take a quick break when we come back, you guys, Brittany. Awesome. Very exciting things to talk about, including her preview of Resident Evil four
The Officer Tatum Show
Gov. Hobbs Wants to Take Away School Choice From Arizonans
"Men, I God bless you, and I appreciate you for doing that. I know one of the things right away that Katie Hobbs wanted to do is get rid of not private goose, but your ability to be able to seek out whatever education you'd like. She wants everybody to be everyone to go to government schools. So can you talk to us about that? I mean, these are indoctrination centers. It seems to me these government schools. She did everything that we feared that she would do. And right away. I mean, what the people want is the secure border. She went in and her budget proposed getting rid of tens of millions of dollars going to the border strike force, which is the group that keeps us safe. She pulled down the walls that we had that governor doocy put up. She immediately wants to pull all the money out of what we call our ESA empowerment scholarship program, which is basically what people call vouchers. It allows you to choose what school your son or daughter goes to that is the best fit for them in your tax dollars follow. It's true education freedom. It is a true great equalizer. She pulled that out. And then to add insult to injury, Carl, she put 7 million into a fund to investigate police at a time when we need more police officers. We need to allow them to do their job so that our streets can be safe. She's wanting to put money in to just investigate more officers.
The Garden Question
"esa" Discussed on The Garden Question
"I do know that in the current year I have heard that artificial tree prices will be up about 25 to 30% because of transportation concerns and the limited supply and the inability to get large numbers here from the ESA. So I guess that will translate into maybe fewer of those being used and maybe increase the demand for real Christmas trees about that remains to be seen. I think a lot of people too will take an artificial tree and just throw it away after one season just because they don't have a place to store it. I think that's probably true artificial trees in many ways my opinion do not represent a good economic investment. If you're going to buy a $150 Tree and just discard it at the end of the Christmas season, that seems to me to be a little bit short sighted, but that's an opinion. That's not a fact. If some people can afford to do that, fine. And they would also argue, well, why should I spend $75 for a real Christmas tree, which is only going to be a benefit for four weeks, 5 weeks, or whatever, the length of the display period is, and my response to that is that's four to 5 weeks longer than the $75, the two of you spent for a meal at an upscale restaurant that had a duration contribution of maybe 12 hours or something of that. But that's an opinion that's not a fact, but it's all relative, you know? Our values depend on what we value it as. And I can't tell you what the contributions are of a grandfather coming with his son and then with grandchildren and selecting a tree and how that grandchild responds to that tree. One of the things that we do in our particular operation, we let people cut their own trees. We have saws that we provide for that. When they cut that tree, they assume responsibility for that tree. We have wagons, and we have processing locations in the field, so that tree will be shaken and drilled and wrapped up, bundled, they transport it on wagons that we've put together that are designed to have them handle the tree and carry the tree and it's all compact form. And that works extremely well for us. Once a tree is selected and given back to the party, they assume possession for that and they are extremely protective of that tree. They want to make certain that no one gets it confused with something else. So on will stand on the wagon and hold it with their arm around it and keep it together. There's a value which has been transferred from that tree standing in the field when it was mine to now it's theirs and they are extremely happy with that and I think that implies a sense of satisfaction that probably is much to be remembered during the upcoming display period.
The Charlie Kirk Show
What Issues Resonate the Most With Arizona Voters?
"What are the messages that are resonating the most with voters here in the great state of Arizona? Well, recently, of course, it's education because we, we've always been on the cutting edge forefront of education freedom so that our families have options in Arizona and we just recently our legislature past ESAs for all, which some people call them vouchers. They're not officially called that. It basically, it means in Arizona, the funding follows the student. It doesn't get earmarked for one specific school. You decide where you want to send your kiddos and you send them off there. And of course, the left is attacking it. They don't want that. They don't want that education freedom for families. And so that's a big story. Of course, my opponent who went to a private school herself doesn't want other children in Arizona to have access to those private schools if their family chooses. That's the best fit for them. And so she tried to block it. She's, of course, in bed with the teachers unions who, by the way, don't care about the teachers. And they don't care about the students and they hate the families. So that's a big story. And the economy, we are seeing people struggle. People move here, Charlie, the Arizona, not just for a great climate, but because it's been an affordable place to live. And it's becoming less and less affordable that hurts our retirees. We have a large retiree population. You know, a dollar when Joe Biden took office is now only worth 87 cents, I think. And going down quickly. So it's very sad. Getting horror. And I don't know many people getting huge raises to make that make up that gap. It's not happening right now. So those are big issues. The border is a massive issue because the wide open border with the narco terrorists and cartels in charge is affecting every aspect of our life. The extension of pouring across the crime pouring across the people pouring across and they're ending up staying in housing that we could frankly use for arizonans.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Hope Springs Eternal From the Ashes of History
"Now I want to go back to the very beginning of the book and probably the greatest insight for us looking forward to the competition with China, which is underway on page 83. This is set in 1939. And then 41. The gigantic struggle for the United States that began with the Attack on Pearl Harbor and ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb was different from any other major war in history. Different in its dimensions and topography, different in the weapon systems and support systems, carry air power, landing craft, fleet trains, then emerged to be war winning ones, different even in the sort of fighting units, the Marine Corps, the seabees, that would have to be put together. It was geography that the country emerging bacteria here would have to become a special sort of maritime power. The combatant that understood that first and better would be the Victor. So everything had changed from World War II to 1941, doctor Kenny, have they changed again from 1945 to 2022. Yes, indeed. First of all, the basic the basic strategic position that the United States is the is still despite deficiencies in the center of the western military economic order remains, but the it changes because of newer technology, which may be coming so fast that nowadays we don't really realize the dimensions of it or how we have to respond to it. It changes because we are probably not going to think again over huge, huge American military reinforcement of 2 million plus men to the European theater and 3 million plus men to the Pacific theater. It may have gone up into the sky to the ESA and yet we still need to be have the basic ship systems and weapon systems growing across the Atlantic and the Pacific for this for this year of 2022 onwards into the middle of the century.
AP News Radio
Carvalho's stoppage-time goal earns Liverpool dramatic win
"Liverpool earned a thrilling two one win it gets new castle Fabio carvalho came off the bench to score 8 minutes into stoppage time leaving Liverpool with two wins and two draws through 5 games Newcastle opened the scoring on Alexander ESA's goal in the first half of his debut Roberta Firmino tied the game with his third goal in two games but Jürgen Klopp's team was otherwise frustrated until carvalho's goal From a rather frustrating night in a lot of moments to one of the best nights we ever had that's how football is Next up for Liverpool is Saturday Darby against Everton I'm Dave ferry
AP News Radio
Rasmussen wins 3rd start in row, Rays beat Angels for sweep
"Drew Rasmussen in Manuel Margot starred in the raised 8 three win over the angels Rasmussen won his third straight start allowing a run in 6 hits while fanning 9 over 5 and a third innings I felt really good I mean it would have been nice to be a little bit more efficient but it's a testament to their lineup This is the ability to make every at bat last 5 6 7 pitches He took a no hitter into the 6th setting of his previous start 5 days after carrying a perfect game into the 9th Margot had four hits to help Tampa Bay complete a four game sweep ESA parade has hit a two run Homer while the race scored 5 in the third inning of their 11th win in 13 games I'm Dave ferry
AP News Radio
Yankees blanked for 2nd straight game, lose to Rays 4-0
"The Yankees lost for the tenth time in their last 12 games Ford and nothing to the rays Tampa based third straight win was a combined 7 hitter with Ryan Yarborough getting his first win of the year with 6 strikeouts over four scoreless innings I think we're getting in a good spot I feel like we've been kind of trending towards that way for a while and then we're starting to get some guys healthy So things are kind of going in the right direction for us The race hit a one zero lead going to the knife on ESA parade is the RBI single in the fourth Tampa Bay then put it out of reach with three runs with two out in the knife cap by yandy Diaz's two run single The X were shut out for the second straight night and fourth time in their last 9 games Time area New York
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker's Fight for School Choice
"West Virginia has been very late to the discussion of reform of education and school choice. So until I was education share three years ago, there was zero. Absolutely zero. So we had this little thing called a teacher strike. You may have heard of it. And that was because we proposed to build that would introduce just a tiniest bit of school choice, open enrollment, charter schools, and a very small limited ESA. Explain the essay for saving the company. Exactly. Education savings account, which is where the money goes into an account that the parent can basically use to educate the child. It is the free use of all the school choice because it can reuse anywhere. So that little Bill cost a teacher strike and it was really sad it died during the legislative session, but the governor still wanted us to give the teachers the race that he had promised them. And we, in the Senate, said, nope, they killed that Bill. If we don't get school choice, we're not giving them a raise, and we held firm. So that at the end of the session, he agreed to our terms which was to have a special session just for school choice, and at that special session, we finally got charter schools and open enrollment, but the education savings account did not survive. And when it didn't survive, I basically, I guess you'd say I threw the gottman down. I said, well, they better get me out of office because if I get reelected in 2020, I will make certain I introduce the most broad education savings account possible. And sure enough, they did everything they could. I bet you the teachers union did everything in California. You had to walk around and your face would have been on billboard. Stop this killer of education. They would have called you every name in the book. There was a very significant amount of money spent against me and ads and no one had seen that kind of mailers. In my district for a very long time. But I succeeded.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Finally Shares His Thoughts on Will Smith
"Okay, I'm finally going to do a segment, although I assure you a brief segment on Will Smith. When this first happened, this business with Chris Rock and Will Smith. I was like, this is silly. I'm not even going to cover this. I'm not going to say a word about it. And I wasn't going to. And then I see on television, a woman named professor ESA, oh, wait a second, Issa, Issa and nefertari, ohlin. And this is the woman she is quote the Professor of African and Diaspora literature at New York's hunter college. So she's on TV. And she says that Will Smith slap on Chris Rock was quote triggered by 400 years of black erasure and black silencing. This was like too good to be true, so I had to fish out, I had to go not just based on a clip by an article that she's written. This woman in The Hollywood Reporter and of course it has all the usual circumambulatory nonsense. We black folk often feel we are near drowning as we remain locked in a system that marginalizes us. So let's pause to think about this, right? She's describing why one black man slapped another black man and what are we getting a recitation that's very typical recycled tedious narrative about the bad old days of the past? Now she does go on to say things like Chris Rock should never ever have let that joke come out of his mouth. So she's giving some justification, I guess, for Will Smith, then she goes, well, Will Smith shouldn't really have slapped him. And if he slapped him on the subway or someplace else, we really wouldn't stand for it. Then she goes on to give us sort of a gender twist on this quote. She goes, in his sudden decision to rise and approach Chris, the patriarchies compulsory performance of strong manhood, so she is now faulting Chris. She's now faulting Will Smith for engaging in patriarchal conduct.
Techmeme Ride Home
"esa" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"To the tech meme ride home for Friday, April 1st, 2022, I'm Brian McCullough. Today, E three is officially canceled for the year, which is making people wonder if it's officially dead, and we just don't know it yet. More signs of serious trouble in the food delivery space, Facebook has fixed a bug that let harmful content into the news feed for around 6 months. And of course, the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. After announcing in January that the in person E three 2022 had been canceled, the ESA has informed its partners that there will be no digital event equivalent for E three this year either. So no E three. It has been fully canceled, which one has to wonder, does that mean E three is dead? Quoting IGN. The ESA had initially planned for an in person E three event this year after having no event in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a digital one in 2021. However, this was canceled in January with the ESA at the time unable to make a public statement on whether or not there would be a digital equivalent. According to sources speaking to IGN at the time, discussions around E three had been fraught throughout the year with third parties normally involved finding the ESA's ongoing silence regarding their plans frustrating. Sources connected to the event tell IGN that discussions about a possible digital equivalent have been going on ever since, but without strong momentum to drive them. Instead, the ESA seems to be making plans to regroup for a larger comeback in 2023. The ESA has shared an official statement with IGM confirming E three 2020 twos cancellation and announcing that E three will return in 2023 with a.
Esports Network Podcast
"esa" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Goes to the meme of will not speak. I don't want to get in trouble. I will say they both have their benefits. They both have very obvious pros that outshine the other, I'll say NA is probably transitioning towards a more controller heavy proceed. I can't actually recall the last up and comer mouse and key player. But there's been a solid 15 up and comer controller players that are broken into the pro scene. And on our team, reptar was an absolute incredible top DMR mid range gunner and he's actually moved to controller. And we'll be playing on controller for playoffs. Wow, focus. That's a pretty significant move than for him. He actually transitioned to controller on December 15th and has been succeeding in our most recent ESA performance he had a 16 kill game on his first tournament on control over like, you know? You know, he's onto something there. He's really honest something. The man, so I mean, that kind of beckons me to the last he was the question is pretty much, you know, you go to these terms, these events, or you're pretty much doing this online now, but going into these playoffs that you're coming up now with I think it's what January 23rd is the NA playoffs. That's correct. You guys are coming up on it now here in the next few weeks. What are your expectations going into a tournament into a match? What is that head space like for you guys? It's just like going over what objectives what drops you want to go towards what's the formation of the team because it recon or scout or whatever kind of real formation to me you want to make going into this match? How does that headspace look like for you guys? Honestly, it's just about having faith in our practice. We've got our drop spot locked down. We've had our drop spot for two years, year and a half. We know what team can't we want to run going into our preferred loadouts? Our set plays. And not really any nerves about it. It's just having faith in our learning and having faith in our practice and when it comes to game day, you just put it into motion and you hope that your preparation put your team in the best spot for.
Esports Network Podcast
"esa" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
Esports Network Podcast
"esa" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Like a a regular old corporate traditional office job, right. But I mean it is, it's not when I took this job and I know but then his his friends asked him, like, oh, so what do you guys do is play video games all day and I mean, no, we, we rarely talk about video games, actually. We rarely, we talked about Esports, Hey, when's this when is Battle for Texas date? Exactly. What time does it start at Wednesday? Major 5. Start at. Who's all going to be here. You know, we'll, we'll have our moments where we'll talk about like, oh, hey, I was playing college, and I got a great deal or whatever, but for the most part it, it's it's a, it's a, it's a job, it is, but it's a fun job, we love it. Like I said, we have a great team and the our environment that Ben and I are trying to fall off here is a very, you know, just positive high-energy. So it's a place that we want our guys to be be at and want to come in and, you know, work and again, like not a lot of people, what is? I think they've been told me, they said it was like ninety 7% of people go to a job. They don't like, yeah. And when we got here, we were like, okay, we gotta make it to where we're, the were the outlier, where the 3% we want everyone to want to be here and want to work and have a great time and so far, I think we've done a great job doing now. And speaking of that great job. You guys have been doing, I mean, obviously things change a lot during twenty twenty, you know, I got a new job. I'm sure you guys apply for two jobs and then 2021 rolled off. To a new job at at least for state of Arlington. But obviously hirings like yourself on the up-and-up for the venue. What are some success that you guys have experience so far under your ten eleven twelve weeks working with these Sports Stadium, Arlington? Yeah, I mean, it's the first success that we've had in any sales person that's listening. Will agree with this. I mean, we've said, I don't know how many meetings I think, like a hundred ten meeting wild 10 or weeks or something like that. I mean, one point we're averaging like four meetings, a day, every day and it was we were at the point like we're we're like we just don't have time to actually break down. It was like I need to build a proposal, what? I don't have time cuz I've got another meeting. I need to jump on. So that's one of the early successes that we had just that. The other thing is we brought in three new partners. We've officially announced. Yes those are jlab formally known as jlab audio headset partner of ours, Calandra clicks off. Which is a mouse partner. So it's an ergonomic Mouse has to help with carpal tunnel syndrome. And I'm forgetting one and it's off, and I don't know why I'm spacing on this. I should know that. There's one more I think Bennett did you, you on the call? Did you jump off here? You can't speak more. I can't think of it. But we've also we're about to announce, uh, three more Partners. Hello, which is what should we really expect. So, one of them is a service Branch. One of them is a, I want to give the names away without the official announcement. So one of those service Branch, one of them's and apparel brand, our own Peril accessory brand. And then the other one, again, I'm blanking on the other one. Now there's no, we're just been going on. I'm here now, I needed to call joined the chat. It's great. Great to be on here. These bats either. Thank you. The other part of you were you were blanking? Yep. Yes. So it's Media Group wage. Directly an agency directly working into Esports space. So really, really fun partnership with them there. And then there's about another four that are about to be signed contract wise. That's why I'm probably blanking on the line to speak about. We have a ton here, coming down the pipeline and again, like Thailand mention. I mean, three months have pretty much. We have three Deals, done another four or five about to be about to be signed here. Setting over a hundred and ten meetings. Just crazy. Crazy, crazy crazy. So really exciting to be a part of it. That's awesome. And also welcome with the cold then I appreciate you getting on. Yeah I mean just just I mean again I can like we've been saying like it's in sales it's like we find them. Take we take pride in our wins and our winds are setting. Those meetings are winds are signing those deals things like that, the success been and I knew we would have success coming in here cuz we know how popular e Sports is especially with wage. Just Brands and, you know, around the world and around the country and everything. I don't know if we thought we'd have the numbers we have right now this fast. But it's been very exciting to say the least. And every brand that we've talked to has been very excited about the partnership which is great. You know, just like you know partnership like jlab there. I think I've talked to them almost every day or every other day about how long they are which is really exciting. You know for us because we want to work with Brands. I want to work with us and let's see the value in Esports and what have been you can bring to their brand. And so far, we've been very like I said, we've been very successful and we thought we got a couple, we can't wait to announce. We're actually itching to announce them, just waiting for them to be finalized. I'm not sure if you've seen it, but like, you can go to our website e Sports Stadium. We have a partner p, a media page. We do video press releases. It's, we try to take that next step. So that's awesome. Exciting times, man. I'm excited for you, guys. I mean, I decided it's in my own backyard, right? I grew up in Arlington kabob. Into main seal Timberview High School down the block on 360. So, I'm right there. You know, I'm literally twenty minutes away from it and it's a great venue to go ahead. If honestly, honestly, if nobody's been to the venue, that go visit at the gaming center is pretty cool. Pretty cool. It's all great stuff. I would highly suggest people go visit it, and then kind of see what they've got going on. But returns to land is a big deal, right? Obviously, yes, you got committee determines happening all around town. Now, you have a homestand of it for the Dallas fuel, just fans and then the players and now you got me to exit stage. Five, major you have more stuff in the work. I mean, how are you guys pulling off these major events and in working with these great Partners? How you guys managing to pull that off, man? I mean extreme credit to our c r o g. No lie. He he handles all of our events right now and he's done a fantastic job of connecting with these leagues and these event organizers and and really, you know, showing the value in our venue and why these events have come, you know, who are could come, why they should come wage. Tui Sports Stadium Arlington. And we're seeing that they are. I mean like we talked about it just at the beginning you know we're a hundred thousand square foot space largest dedicated East 4th Avenue in North America we have a full production opinion. We have 2,500 you know seating capacity. We have a open wide open gamer Gallery, reached us and we have all the things you would need for a great event to be held here and not much of a sports events. Just, you know, we have a bunch of other events that we haven't announced yet that are going to be here as well, so it's there's no reason why at our mind. There's no reason why any League wouldn't want to do that here? Mom had success, we continue to have success and,.
"esa" Discussed on RADCast Outdoors
"Kansas hairspray and a pistol i've upgraded from forty five. Acp with hard cast bullets to attend him. Now there's an argument for either weapon. I've been charged enough times to tell you that unless you are a seasoned expert marksmen that you're not gonna even pull that pistol out of your holster by the time. The bears going to be on top of you. So if you wanna stay safe the buddy system and everybody has a can of hairspray. Bear spray is very effective until it runs out. And that's why in ohi- i pack both. And i believe in both an thankfully knock on some wood. It hasn't escalated to the point of either. A human bears lost its life. But there's been a couple of those encounters..
BBC World Service
Strange Chemical on Venus May Come From Volcanoes, Not Life
"This planet. But nothing like his extreme is on the surface of Venus, where 450 Celsius is routine. And also where the brief hopes of life in its complex atmosphere evaporated this week with the paper saying there's not enough water there, but prospects for science that do remain bright with the recent approval of two NASA missions to the planet and one from the European Space Agency ESA Philippa Mason is a planetary geologist on that mission and vision, hoping to use radar to peer through that dense and interesting atmosphere to follow up evidence of volcanic activity and tectonics on the surface beneath the atmosphere gets in the way, Yes, absolutely. It's very thick, very dense atmosphere and know very little optical. Energy from the sun reaches the surface, and this is the problems. We can't do the kinds of optical imaging we do on Venus or Earth. And radar is the only imaging technique we can use The longer wavelength. Allows much greater penetration through the atmospheric gases and is still scattered by then, but to a much less lesser degree. So energy reaches the ground and we can record that. Give us a sense of the the kind of resolution you're going to get basic imaging. We're going for a product, which has a grand resolution cell. Nominally about 30 M. 30 by 30 I square pixel and then we will also image at a higher resolution mode. 10 M. And that will afford us a much better look at interesting Jim mythology, landslides, craters and their internal morphology, all kinds of other structures and the topography that we we wouldn't get with 30 M imagery, So we're very much going for the kinds of scales mapping scales if you like that we use on Earth routinely So
Because You Need to Know
"esa" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
"Is probably part of your paradigm. But what i'm saying is is that there's probably teams that always have a workaround around use. What's app or i use Slack or things that are outside the firewall. That shouldn't be used. How do you keep an eye on that for the tools and i know we're off topic here but i'm just curious okay. So we really try to go down a single tool route and a tool. That was already used okay. It may not be the best tool we took we took. We took that route. We understand that there are other aspects of the other ways of doing things but with the moment which we're trying to just say if it feeds into in other words if the data you're collecting somehow feeds into our system. We've recently imported some lessons from another system and that worked very very well So as long as there is some synergy and the reality is that we as individuals. We know this. This is something that i stress within within lessons learned. We know of the topics but as an organization we have not learnt so if they need to use whatever whatsapp they need other tools to create an in the moments lesson. Okay fine they may write an email. They might write a little technical note but we need it in the tool and so two activities. We've been doing at the moment. One is to make sure we capture lessons from current projects but also reached back to previous products and pull in any an all lessons lend reports in whatever form they all spreadsheets would documents powerpoint presentations and just put them in a library so now in the tool we have both the database but we also have a library and the future lessons learned at isa is to create some data mining capabilities to go into those previous reports. So that when you query the portal you also query these other reports so like i say we all getting their each usable. Bring their own story. They'll bring their own user needs and they'll probably want the data displayed in a unique way..
Because You Need to Know
"esa" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
"What are some of the pitfalls that come along with that. Are there any There are some considerations fisher and the considerations all that That if you like that. To expansion of the individual's capability is at the individual level within an organization. You tend to have three levels. One is of the individual one is all. Let's call it a unit level. Have other big that unit is and the other is the organization as a whole it is rather theoretical but you do need to consider that simply if you want to look at introducing. The innovation across the organization within knowledge management typically. That's what you're trying to do. Trying to apply this. New initiative across the organization clearly a mandate from the top is helpful but that doesn't create knowledge management of the grassroots. I can see you smiling and nodding so you you agree but equally you have to have the other way up as well looked in the thesis was that there are two aspects within organization one is climate and what his culture so climate will the way you do stuff the process the tools enables and the culture is what you believe what you believe in. What's the motivation. So at the individual level you need to look at for climate. You need look at their individual capacity. And that's what this five-step individual development is about. It's about increasing the capacity of the individual to do that and to do it effectively. And when you say that though it sounds like there's some ownership on the individual to participate as you just described that. I hear that a problem might arise if you've got an engagement or a receiver or a trainee. If you will that says you know i'm i'm i'm full. I don't wanna learn anymore. I already know this or whatever whatever that resistance is do you have to get buy in from each individual that they're part of this they have to put into this yup on there are two sides of that of the answer to that question one is you need to address the cultural side. Which is their motivation. So the climate is their capacity. The cultural side is motivation. But they can't think of that. In isolation the organization then has to for the climate side has to provide resources..
Because You Need to Know
"esa" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
"You know a lot of things. Yes we do but some of the things. We're learning and in fact when we sat down with knowledge management. The first thing we do is we looked outside. What's going on outside. They were good models within other national space agencies. They were good models in from europe. Clearly we looked at the us as well but we looked at industry. Obviously we took reference from some fairly high level consultants to make sure that we're heading in the right direction. But as always and you'll hear this often the organizational work for it is fairly unique. Yes it is a bureaucracy and so there are nuances subtle but really important nuances that you need to take into consideration so you need to understand why the organization of responding in a certain way in wyatt isn't is a non response a negative impact and quite often. It isn't and you talked about people being busy. Yeah we all really trying to address that concept because of Let's say organizational constraints. It's very challenging for us to recruit an overlap so with the retirement we actually have to have the resources available and that's an ongoing thing. We've basically decided that really should be. Everybody should do. Knowledge management not just those that are leaving the organization it should be an embedded ongoing activity but clearly we need to produce product. You know we problem solvers. That's primarily what we do very highly complex problems otherwise someone else would be doing it on all the half. The price so We we do a very good job of that but it means that individual experts are highly in demand and also we now want them to spend time with the knowledge. We all getting there as i say and a lot of it is not only the message that you can do this but getting the individual to walk into their office or as we all today because these are incredibly challenging times working remotely under the pressures of covid to say today. When i switched on my computer. I am going to write down my knowledge and i try to hop back to the old concept of engineering. Where engineering meant you wrote. Something down It wasn't just that you gave someone a bullet point in an too but you could give justification you could link to the papers that use all the journal all of the the reference manual. And you had time to do that..
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"esa" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
"And more importantly what would happen if you did it badly. So that's the message. You're trying to get across to what we call secondary. A tutti is very simply understood. It someone who needs knowledge they need training they are getting those basic fundamentals. All what it is. They're going to do. What is this initiative. How do i apply it. The primary is someone who now has that knowledge but they don't have the skills they've got to apply it. And was they know the theory. They need to create practice and they will keep applying it until they reach a successful outcome. If they have a successful outcome they'll then champion. They all then in opinion leader educational influential. They know away to do it and in the reality is that even if you are a champion you will learn as you teach so as you then reach back to others that are novices secondary's duties primaries and you can then happen that melt that shake move along one of the important things that i remind people within my organization the space age and european space agency is that it is a different activity that you do with a novice fan with you do a secondary on a prime and therefore there are different products. So he's not one product fits them all and also obviously. There's a temporal aspect. You can raise awareness rather quickly. Can you create skills and successful application of skills quickly. Probably not because not every problem is the same and you need to understand the nuances of that particular. Innovational that technical aspect. You're trying to put into that individual this framework have you adopted it and deployed it anywhere. Yes we had. We've adopted it within the european space agency. It's helped on the knowledge management to understand why we need different products. It's one of the tools that we use Within my directorate so that we understand what the resources we need to develop in order to address the user correctly. We need to know which box if you like. The user sits in and therefore what product does the expert needs to develop one of the things we combined with that is of course that as an individual expert you will have a propensity to develop a certain type of product that suits you rather than the suits the us. So that's why we give this model and it seems to be very understandable typically by their line managers because they're part of the enforcement if you like all the motivation of the system the acceleration of the system to make sure it happens to things. I like the word or the term champion vs expert. Because there's a different feel with the expert or expertise than a champion. There seems to be more of a team player. Involved with a champion than an expert. Sometimes and the second piece is that your building a user interface. If you will to learning that is student or receivers centric as you've said you build the product to the consumer not to the level your at you have to meet them where they're at so they can consume whatever the transfer is. It's a simple process. It sounds like a no brainer. Like yeah well. Who wouldn't do that. But how many people have taken a course or a workshop or anything that started up here when you're down here in there just frustration because you don't know what's going on you don't have enough knowledge to be aware of what you don't know. Well that sounds like a fabulous system. What would be your prescription for someone in the audience. That may say you know what. I like. The sounds of that..
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"esa" Discussed on Because You Need to Know
"Management enthusiasts from across industries an from around the globe hullo My name is andrew heard. I live in South holland in the netherlands. And thing i love to do is cycle swim. Get out there. Get some fresh air and also Feel the water across to you and moving through it. In fact when i was much much younger decades ago i used to enjoy triathlon sailing. So you're based in holland. What brought you to holland. To begin with okay. I came to work for the european space agency and it European space agency. We say isa we perceive peaceful expiration of space and the use of space. We've got about and a half thousand staff in the agency and we have twenty two member states helping us do our work guiding us and we also work with industry and other space agencies so it sounds powerful. What exactly does the agency do.
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"Think of jay sean sean. But he even him now. There was other guy Naughty boy yeah but he didn't come across as he didn't come he didn't. His name was in specific. The asian. i didn't even know. He was asian pakistani until after i found. Yeah he actually came out and said it wise because asians do not invest. We don't invest in ourselves when it comes to all the reason why the our black brothers and sisters do so well in music is because Fiona in cornwall thinks that Storms is cool and they think that's life that my dad would never let me go out with him but my dad. You know i like that. That's an untouchable world. Who thinks asians are cool. You know the head of of simon cows record label. Few years ago was an indian and they never signed a south asian talent because is the perception that we as the what because at the end they in england is the white people who buy you stuff music The sisters can't do anything unless the white people support seventy percent of the buying public and rap music in america is white. So you need that. You need that support now. The problem with as white guys. Sorry as asians and muslims is that they will look at an indifferent. Labor larmer haunt is a prime example. The boxer poor guy do whatever to try to be very good in social media. But you go on his comments to see what this into. What how they approach. Don't people bringing down right. He's people but also also also the white people look my album. Three comments negative on my our. Yeah are allah akbar. We mean you're gonna you're gonna. You're ruining our kids. Mindset the three comments on my album. Viewing i chance because they are probably look into what lot is beloved is the aspect of. We need to understand that. We don't come together as a muslim oma together in this country And across the world and we push our stuff out there together then we will not be supported because of the the the the the narrative the media is protect portrayed of as muslims and as asians. And we're not bro. Come on if you go to school agents less we were engineers doctors and all that right unfortunately our blood run all that mashallah. Their doctors engineers that everything right but what is the perception. They can only play sport and they can only do music which is so horrible right but that is the perception they know that asians don't know that's why you know me you don't wanna save me back. Today is tied to go around saying down. Caribbean really sound caribbean. He said don't say you're south asian. My name wasn't even asian. They might have different name he goes. Don't say asian and he was an agent mind and he goes. it will never worked for. You don't try the. Maybe he goes he goes. Don't try to be black. But don't don't tell them you're asian we're opening a so sorry has opened up a new way to a home. It's just a question of you know when you said that. How do we move forward. Grounding off is if we don't support each other bro. Not but i think that's the thing you said is is probably a nice place to kind of to to end and just thinking about everything that you've been through And the fact that you've you've been doing this for the last almost ten years now Very specifically kind of working to shape this space. Because like like like. When i asked you. What's the industry like. There is no industry said. And i've seen as well i've we've been doing The muslim vibe. Since two thousand and fourteen i think so. It's been like seven years now. I've seen autism. i've seen organizations. I've seen platforms common goal and some of done ready wound. Some heavens for me. There's always a An intriguing an interest when someone comes on the scene or someone is doing something i like to know. What's going on just to to keep an eye just to see And realized that like People have come along. So i'll give you an example. Conde sadique i. The there was a shock of his tunnel through and that he did which for me is is one of my favorite necessarily tracks ever heard like till this day. I love it. But then there was no consistent body of work from him like in that genre particularly do you know what i mean and it is unfortunately very few people that are coming through and i think based on what you've kind of said is that there's very little infrastructure and support so when when record label was coming to you and saying you to muslim for muslim record was a senior to muslim for us. It's like how are we supporting the diversity of talent that we need to have to be able to tap into like the broader muslim collective psyche. I mean normal people nor people do it. You know you know schone no have wrap or a sign is countries but as muslims. We go ideology. What would you be. Most my ideology love. Were going to do with anything but the thing is people. Sorry to interrupt but specifically on this point because it's the creative space people don't really fully always understand that it's not case of like okay. This is my have. This is how things should be. I don't believe in music for example therefore to hell with everybody else. There has to be a certain amount of synergy and cooperation and working together. And like you know you've supported artists. Do use music. You've done vocal tracks with them. Yeah yeah And i think that's what he's been quite interesting. I'm thinking oh well. How is this gonna work because these guys almost from like two different ends of the spectrum but there is a potential synergy right and i think It's it's often quite demystifying when you actually sit down with people and you talked about projects and whatever else and realize that people are a lot closer but sometimes social media makes out like it's not the case and and and people like to create their own narrative in their head that this guy didn't re tweet him and yet he's guys went out and he wasn't in the picture you know But i was interesting. This has been like I didn't know what what way i told you. Roman you never know which way conversations go by is actually been really eye-opening and fascinating and i think also like i probably personally underestimated your own personal joint journey An an and didn't realize the extent of like just everything that you've you have done and seen in a very tough is not doing it on your own literally from be unable to las pounder with you is is satisfied because you know less popular. You know mazda with me but you know you want support. I envy i envy is like you know the the big issue you know the team that have. I envy that my like. I'm not imagine somebody told me that my tracks going to be coming on this date. Imagine somebody said that is being advertised uploaded to us. Yeah yeah imagine screen. Imagine imagine on this bill border. Take a picture. Imagine that by you know in shawl. I will happen but it's about. It's everything's about money in it. Everything's about money. The more stuff that starts selling the moral it will happen. It will happen but we're not muslim or is young very young. Very as you said it's like in some kind of stages you know we're so far as right at the beginning we're still finding our identity and finding our feet and and i always feel like You know our parents came to this. Country knows by security and was about safety and that means finding a job so all these traditional crafts that you mentioned doctors dentists whatever they pay well stability right could you. Then the next generation have the freedom and luxury to be able to be more creative exactly. And that's where where we are right now so like the muslim vibe for example the platform is not something our parents generation would be like. Oh podcast they needed to put food on the table. I mean there was like with my family. There were more ten ten people living in one house that was like a three bedroom house. and so knows making a podcast there. i mean But yeah i it's it's It's the time that we're in now. And i think we're with. I think this conversation in five years time looks very very different or even in in in two years three years potentially who knows how could accelerate but definitely five ten years the landscape is going to look so-so different yeah But it it's just interesting. I think From my perspective to kind of be able to get an insight into january experience and also where things are at right now yes but no. I'm i'm hopeful for the future Thank you very much. thank you so much. I've enjoyed this. Well do this now and shallow. You know be good. You said you touching base again. I've always said to myself. There's a call period for me. I'm doing You know because at the end of the day. Like i just want to. I want to get to where. I want to get to this goal in my head that i need to get if i get to it in shallow. Get to it. And i've lost brondello with me and he shall. We can touch base. When i do. That sounds good. So that was my conversation with mar. I.
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"So i don't know if you listen to music or number with a label. Muslim label saying that to another is an ice. He's trying to do head and trying to do good. How as an outside point of view. How does that make make you feel the reason. I wanted to the stories because i think is ridiculous. Yeah yeah Like the fact that we're in the muslim space yeah I was obviously having got to know you. Senior work like spoken a few times. Yeah i think it just takes for that to be for people to understand and appreciate what you're trying to do and for me. I've always believed in in doing what we can support our. Who are coming into good intention. Which is why. I reached out to you in the first base when when the album was doing. Well i miss you. And i was like smashing it. Keep it up. I don't know you like we've never met institutes that But genuine. I went and bought the album. Because i'm like. I wanna do my bit hundred. Do i kind of fair play like you've been grinding away. I don't know how many years will i now. But you know you've been grinding away at this And have stayed true to your essence like obviously we don't do and you know doing it for while the accolades but if we can do anything to support and help amplify the message and we will. This is why. I also have a podcast talk about stuff. Yeah yeah but yeah the reason i want to share. That story is because it's it's crazy to think that within the muslim space people are not willing to guy because his bid as long as his music is vocal only yeah And it's kind of scary if i'm honest because because it where is. Where is the the vocal. Only record. Label that consign. Europe doesn't really exist right now. There isn't so in. The muslim space like for a section of muslims that don't believe in in using instruments or whatever there isn't really an infrastructure to help create content for that audience which only means that people go and listen elsewhere. And like you said. Chances are people. Cynthia covers and like your covers only listening and like them because they know the original yet so so people aren't listening to mainstream music and even if we get into the territory saying okay certain tracks that the messaging is okay the music blah blah whatever. It's it's a. It's a fine line between Music and lyrics and tractor okay and then stuff that's just absolutely crazy But as i said it's it's it's a bit madness because every day what people don't on every day struggle to want to go back to music every day so today every down every day. I want to go back to music every day i want to. I want because. I remember when i used to do music. The people around me the music the managers and all these people they ago they something unique about you by the way you write your music the way that you sing something unique about you and you will you will you will make it. Because they people meet our is all the time and don't know guessing me i don't know but uh they were like there was. There was very positive feedback from my work. When i was doing when i was in the back in the music game. And for me bro in a parallel universe. Yeah i'll be dead sheeran performing eyeglass embry and as as an artist. That's something i've given up of being in front of a a mask. I remember when i first performed in front of a muslim crowd. God help me wedding. Ny was an event. We're going to perform. Then i've noted yeah and literally. I've performed the former lewis have an office. This is done anything like have a better do that. So as i done anything wrong so it was so difficult for me to not get used to that 'cause you performing as people screaming and shouting whatever and then you have the moose. Why why. why can't we celebrate when someone is something good on stage right whereas the where's the push whereas adrenaline They're not just get off stage for many years. That was my biggest thing. I hate performing. Because i was scared because god like i'm leaving to nine hundred well or not because i don't want to tell me i'm not going to my friend. My my people are with me. And i was that was i i was i do that. You did good by the about one time of. Oh my gosh man formed in america. I did remember what which one was it. Now it's not. It's not ivana have another organized. And they're like twenty thousand people there right and i performed rough and it was crazy. They will love it. North american ordinary americans are a bit well when when i when i finished off with hello they had the mobile nights out and i remember 'cause i perform form i usually performances with my eyes. I'd like i don't move around the stage and i'm very thing once stop performer. And i remember performed. And i opened my eyes and all i see the lights in the air mobilize and i was like they swamp talking about this is a performance line. There were loving. And i even made a mistake in the lyrics of so funny because i missed missed mr lyrics size of get repeating the line three times. They did it. 'cause that's i never ever told me when you perform. You made a mistake. So i did it and for me as i handa one again never never again. Never go again hundred. You know it's like you. I'm doing it for a and i'm genuinely trying to muslims. And all his his question right. And i think it's probably a good place to start to wrap up. But what is the essence of what you're trying to do okay..
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"Love. I had for lowest growing now. Quite quite rapidly learn you know we in the ground is learning. I always have this faith. So they love increased for me. you know. At the end they would loss panel atalla and now going back to the studio produce any mid prayer and he goes. What are you doing. And i don't wanna do anymore. And he goes all right. Fine what are we doing. And i went. I've got another track and those goes are cool. What is it called. And so he's spinach. L. at this and he's spending on a journey tundra a keyboard and i go track called and i go scored a law and he literally went he. Spanish jaren went. What would you mean a law. I went a line is called a la. And he goes he goes. I don't want to say anything. Bobby noticing that you're bringing that like what's up. I'm just going to do this thing. Called the sheets and he goes. Whoa what's that broncos gospel music but muslim and he goes and when i sing it to him he thought robb this sound sick so he then heavily invested in it he thought rod this call and that was it. That was the beginning of nasheed swimming. Really well yeah. So i guess you lucky then you could kind of transition seamlessly and and the people around. You didn't seem to give you too much of a heart. I can't imagine it was as simple as you're making out to be my friends. It was mad because majority of friends. Non-muslims yes so they started noticing that will going out do also on that note. Did you not feel any kind of social pressure as well like you. You were a certain way. He knew you as a certain person. I don't mean to say this in in arrogance because we never want to come across as arrogant. But i've always been like the the alpha male of the group ever group of et. I've always been the main alpha kinda guy. Say if i've done something no one's going to say nothing to me so it so when i started practicing my dean nobody would say anything to him because of who i was in the past yes they will so basically when we used to go out is to go to park the car. I ain't pray. The book is the park. The car and everyone is everyone. Stop talking and start praying in the car and they just stay quiet up and then we're not finish. I started noticing the train but then they started noticing. I started becoming more compassionate. And i literally changed. You know because. I had my dad's go really but my dad is possibly now restaurant. I'll give jennifer those. Amin yet a very bad temper or my older brothers got bad temper so i think it skipped everybody else came to me and that was my kind of my week. Thing weakness for me was my temper and being quite aggressive in. When i was when i was growing up A nephew start anything. But i didn't. I didn't i didn't mind if anything happened. I'll be very cautious. I will michigan club in. I'll be the one who'd know who's gonna start trouble lorenzo. How'd you know. I got brothers. Told me like just look out for people and always be ahead of people like that like just being a little bit more. The sense where i knew and his mad because whenever i said look at group is they're gonna start trouble and they'd start trouble. And so that kind of for me with the alpha kind of melon kind of thing and my dad was a very strong dominating man you know i guess south asian men let you know that kind of over buried. Yeah yeah yeah and that was me. My friends really didn't say nothing to me that that they actually liked it because i'd sti- changing well. It sounds like there were too scared to tell you otherwise you know the thing is that now now. It's funny because now as years have gone as a practicing man they've they've been able to say stuff to me like you know without being scared they've noticed. I'm just like cooler by like i'm a very loyal guy so for me. Is that if you don't show me the loyalty. I i hold it personal back in the day. I was very if i did it for you. Then you should do for me. But now i don't do that 'cause now as a muslim i you grow to learn that when you do it you do fall along revert for because then you don't have expectations and humans are going to let you down you. I'm gonna let people down. So you can hold expectation of people. So that the alana she'd was with the was the thing for me which actually got me signed to a record label but this wasn't a record label. They were just funders of albums. So i heard about these guys obese in gloucester and i sent him a track and add another recording with muhammed. You sell them. And this'll be another track and i said that truck to him and they said fine. Sign you for for an album. Because i released my first album. In the first she'll be doing the sheet i started and she's officially in two thousand and twelve january and are released an album in november of that same year. The crazy thing is like two thousand twelve is is not that long ago. Although it's almost ten years now by it feels like i can remember twenty twelve. You know what i mean by its But at the same time. I think you've kind of Establish yourself as a as a as an artist in space and have amassed like a relatively respectable size following I think we're coming up to half a million on youtube now la And what i think is is Pretty significant is his whole kind of no vocal thing. Yeah Specifically because i mean there's a couple of things here. The first one of the questions. I want us. I'm probably just speak for button and you can replace him but this you know when you went from from music to sunday giving all your cds give me on your instruments and stuff. You've done a copy of cover tracks. Yeah novel is wanted to understand from people like yourself who who quite specifically believe that music is haram an instrument soy harem You go about the process of making a track like My heart will go on the cover that you've done. All of titanic song. Which is i think. One of the first times i saw you and i was like this. Is it's hilarious but also like this guys go very good voice. It's a very weird experience when you listen to especially the covers But yeah how. The first question is i guess. How do you go about the process of having to like make a cover of attract but then not being okay with listening to the track make sense But then also it's it's generally around. I guess just briefly your thoughts on the whole space when it comes to like i mentioned to you i think before we start recording Sometimes the whole no vocal. I mean no music thing vocal. Only thing is I think at least a little bit aggressively push forward and and the perspective that instruments harem Is like there's two camps right. It's like either your unsightly or not and it can be quite polarizing and whatever else how have you found the space and how you navigated that because you mentioned to me as well that you know the like. I said earlier. This other fees to sufi in the sufi finds you find sufis finally tucso- via where's the balance. Because you can't please. Everybody and i think also it's like you've entered like i said invented a space and i've experienced with the muslim vibe like trying to put out a narrative that sits in line with everybody almost impossible. Yeah so you can't even be like the muslim over your visit. A muslim nasheed artists. But you can't be like the muslim guy. I think very few to some usa for example..
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"The mapping thing is that all my brothers and sisters finished the koran when the growing up. the only one who didn't was me is inches reading it. Unless you send us to unite grand class. And i was the only one who is so bad and because job really well. My teacher was paying. Job lady and i speak punjabi tour and sweet talker and she says his love it when i speak from job and she never should do and she used to be everybody up in last breath never hit me because there was soon as he said over are you. Are you studying as in punjab. Your reply so she said mom because this guy housing open w so so. I didn't look as gbs in it that you are doing. Now you're working for less panel. What the hell are your service for the de now and look you. You didn't even finish a crime when you were younger. You know. I couldn't even because you know in in south asian culture. When you finish agron you give you wanna see the mataya new happy and all that. They didn't even get that with may do that. No i was so out of it. And i remember then ridden and it was. It was a collective of things broke. My life was crazy. I'm alive which crazy like. I didn't care about interest i didn't care about but i'm trying to understand. Is that coming from a perspective where your parents are practicing muslim. In your not to to pick up a book to read that says for example interested haram. That doesn't mean anything in that context. Yeah so so. That must have been like a a change of perspective or something right because even even like when people talk about Being inspire malcolm x. biography. I'm that's that's the thing that we've again discussing a podcast. A few people have mentioned that. Even i had like a very transformative time when i was reading. That book really kind of wakes you up in in various different ways. But i can for example pinpoint a few things that i thought. Okay this is significant like this is actually something that i need to reassess within myself and everything else. Yeah so you mentioned like the sierra of the prophet peace be upon him and with with that with a particular stories rations or something that just units like dialup faith. A little bit. Because you basically went from a place of of very little faith by your own admission. Yeah to then no doing everything but you have to remember. I did have a lot of faith in a luck. Okay so you had facing had either a lot of faith in god. and those one part in shoot albuquerque. Where las says that when you pray for dunia. That's what i'm gonna give you. And i'm not gonna give you because you know praying for it and i remember. That was profound for me. Because i thought all i do is pray for all i want is a grammy and all i one is You know to be you know when a brit award. That's my kind of thing i wanted to. I've even my mom was. I wanted like winning oscar with sound. I'm very ambitious. My when i do something. And i. And i i love. Allow me to find something that i love the work at like. And this is tesla within the sheets for me. Was those little things that are less. Ponder saying in the like in england. I couldn't obviously english. We understand completely ryan stings at that and with the with the sierra it was the music aspect about what program said about music but that was obviously in cya muslims able holiday and you know a lot of people say you know you know but you know for me. I just tak- as what it says. As a professor said that they will come a time when My own makes things which are certain things which are geraldo make halal wearing of silk for men. of liquor illicit relationships and the use of musical instruments. And for me that. That was the moment when i thought because that is a time when i start giving myself to some extent so the only reason i mentioned the interesting was because i had a nice overdraft limit in my account. So i remember doing to the bank. And my go-to guy. I want to get rid of it. And he looked at me and he goes and is now start growing bid to have cornrows. My heads were corner And i used to have like mom would kill me. If i go real hearings but i faked my brothers habra. Once had roe wants some me. I was come. My mom will really kill me. So i did it and i remember i tested. It came with a moment where you you as well and i went not a moment like so. Why are you wearing. Look silly okay. So it was that kind of aspect of the change in completely. And i remember when i took the cornrows out. My hair was really long. And i also start in the book. I read that. The prophet muhammad salah islam used to have long hair and as a sooner and is certain things i doing and remember into the bank and the guy looked too. Because you'll because you must have home understand and he wasn't even a muslim he wasn't even wasn't he's already been there before that i was. Oh that's nice so that was it and overlay thing. Yeah there was something that happened in. It very honest with you at that time. Because i've never really said It's profound thing that happened in my life and it was. It was a trigger for me as well and never said it. I don't think i ever probably say you. You don't wanna share it. yeah. I think it's too personal for me. That's fine yes to but there because there are there are incidents and things that have issues. One thing that happened to react and for me. It's like it's one of those things. I said it will upset too many people. Okay so like. Ill made me look good but it won't. It won't make people look at us for the bar. That was just one element see. There was a factor things in my life. Which will coming together. Certain things happening in my life but the main coughing was me feeding.
"esa" Discussed on TMV Podcast
"And is never come i to tell them about my album thing. I remember going by the top. Anyone really. he goes all by now and then so. So yes it was that kind of aspect of my brother goes to me one and you send him an email and tell him that take him on. He should take you under his wing. Craig david so did done over from so he probably had bad experiences. Craig david designing by never got reply boxer and that's brought to start writing writing writing and that was the the music thing My my music and there was no Disappointing like those kind of islam. My mom my dad were practising okay and my mom or which is about a love. That's one thing she was implemented me. How do they feel about your music. At the time she was happy. I was doing something just interesting. She was happy. Because i wasn't i was. I was on the wrong path when i was growing up. And she was just happy. That i was doing something and they would literally when someone would come over at least it is. This is this. And i was like so good. That's nice like i was like. That's all and they told me the play. I'm not going gonna pay. I'm not gonna play love song to these people do and just play play play so they were just happy. I was doing something out productive and honest union as well so happy about that and then and then and then what happened so then like when i was performing and recording the second track i put out to the radios. Did well like you go onto bbc. One xtra and one of the biggest at the time was running hero and he wanted to interview me but at the time off performing as well here in des and i was playing. The guitar self taught myself to play the guitar and keyboard and all that and he goes to. I was furious. I was feeding so empty. man. I can't explain the studio and i was miserable. I don't know where inside me. I just saw a wire invading upset and i'd go perform and i wasn't happy and even when my manager will tell me about the dj's coming back saying you know this guy's good okay. Okay and at a moment ago. Why am i feeling so empty. Why am i so. Why is this void. Inside of me. Which i caught under connex. I couldn't explain it. Could you at the same time. Could you experience and fill the highs like you know when when you're when you music being played and you'll being recommended radio. Yeah i did. I used to really have a. He must get some of a enjoy. What i did i did it used to. It was very very short. Lift out straight away back to that kind of even even at the time. It wasn't like there wasn't like a period of time when you were like on cloud nine with this whole thing. Nah nah there was not never you know the moment when i had the dj. That was really kinda bus. This is amazing. And then what would happen is that that will just quickly go down. Like it's a buzz adrenalin and then we'll just go away and be like like is this was happening to me but the thing was for me. Was that going up my earliest memory as my mum reading on a budget. Time when you wake up as little kid and you wake up and you hearing recite the koran you like that was my earliest memories of my life and all my brothers and my sisters as well. They weren't really practicing the dean owning my mom and my dad were. I was born in southend on sea. Essex was is quiet non asian e kind of era. When we moved to london it was kind of different for me because asians everywhere and on the school i went to was literally as i is that they picked out from india. And this is putting into the so. It was kind of a weird experience. When i was growing up as well because my brothers was so because i will raise in south end so there was so so like Those are british like if that makes sense and it was really cultural mama. Really cultural madonna used to go to pakistan all the time for his mom and that kind of emptiness. I think came from a a a lonely. Probably quite lonely as i was really young compared to auburn sisters This is a massive gap. My oldest brother is i fifty five. There's a massive gap so for me. It was like i was. I was raised my mom and my sister and my dad used to always work oils in pakistan. So i think for me. Was that kind of upbringing. Probably never going to accountable or found out why the half and all that kind of a intentionally trying to probe stuff i find interesting because i think like wh- i'm also hearing a little bit about this kind of identity clash in crisis. Yeah of And it's very standard thing amongst like our generation Being born in this country apparently come from a different country with different culture a different contexts and trying to figure out a place in the world like saying well we use and what do we hold to be sacred and important so just like When you're talking about your experiences in the music game and it not being fulfilling. Or giving you that kind of sense of fulfillment that you were off. yeah that's where the questions arriving. It's like what is this all about. Yeah yeah So you said rabbi actually what you said the fact that i was thinking my you. British am my british pakistani My muslim you know. I am very i love. I used to always have strong faith in la. That was one thing. I used to always have an odyssey's to respect the problem helmets. Lola was no. I didn't know much about the problem lies so for me you right. There was an identity clash. I didn't know who was brought book but is also then like what do we like. We all have our core essence whatever that might be family. Faith god whatever but then it's like what we built around that right so all of this stuff in the life that we built in the way that we conduct ourselves and everything else. That's the stuff that we haven't yet got. I think at least in the west a working model for as muslims. Yeah because we hold off as two very important and very very true and sacred but then it's like how that manifests in how we are in school or work or with friends or whatever. It becomes very conflicting jarring. Yeah yeah yeah So it's interesting. But i'm i'm i'm keen to get to that point in your story where where you suddenly he said oh like i'm no muslim nasheed authentic so as to what actually start happening when i was performing in very honest with you when i was pulling in clubs there. Because that's what the music about. I used to come home. And i started praying issue. I just pray the night prayer as yet. He's a come home and pray. Well i should just feel like i need to find some what's why my i in this And then i remember. It was given me a lot of east. If you don't mind me asking where you Praying regularly daily in that period of your life. Anyway so none hours. It was like nothing in an initial. After i go to a club. Yeah yeah it was probably even. It probably even wasn't me even saying his issue. It was just me prank. My mommy at night. Yes i thought you know. I need to. I need to find an to connect with something. That's empty in me. And i remember then then i picked up english on picked up english trump. Because i didn't know arabic. I didn't know what of it and i also start reading the seer of the problem hamas sola salon according to the author. It wasn't the traditional series with some by some authors. Remember who and i picked up and it literally changed me like literally changed my life when i say finding certain things that one allow. We'll kind of things you know the things that you know. You're not doing right in life in your finding is not permissible and tell your mom tells you. Mom always says to me she goes. I tried i..
Climbing the Charts with Omar Esa
"Salama example. Hating haydn. I feel like with ramadan recordings and this was going to go after the holy month. That people are going to be back up today. Usual kind of energy levels. But it's a bit draining and we're coming to discussing becomes at the end of the month exactly Time has flown. But for me at least like my my my mental capacity times inability to like get the words out find difficult. It's difficult. I'll go on office at home. So i'm trying to do work and i just get so lazy. Yeah and i wanna scientists literally start you literally falling to see more when you. I don't know why that is recommended. Actors all right even even seafood about one hundred eighty nine. We'll we'll take again. I'm in terms of the context of this conversation. I think there's there's a lot of different things we can talk about But i for me. The most significant thing that people might have seen very recently. Is that your most recent album. Yep or did all you'll be very well on launch and and made it to the the fourth spot on the june charts and not like the issue chance now. I like the the everything charge. I remember it was around the time that diem. Mx had passed away. And i remember when i was looking like the mx his greatest hits because normally when someone dies yeah they greatest hits to number one exactly but it was all maurice number four and then the mx his number five. What what did you do. How did this happen. I'm answering one of other things. I'd is that it's a vocal only album as well off of your tracks of oklahoma. So it's i guess very different from from everything else in the in the chart. What the hell happened. you know. it's all thanks. Are less panel. Darla actually peaked at number three hundred so what it did was that. I don't know to be honest. You microlight our. I don't have a an independent recording is so there's not many But has no report labels for vocal only the sheet artists and i. She's vocals anyway literally just my vocals and it was. It was crazy. Like i remember having a chat on the on the phone. You you said to me that happened. I what was like a Now there's no campaign it's put out. I've been working on it for two years the album. It's my best body of work. So i was confident in it. You know In the body of work. And i remember it was friday and it hit the number one spot on the choose chart and then in the evening call from a friend and he goes know your number fully on the main char and what so when and i went wrong number four you there and then it just brought his kept growing from there. It's a video lope asking people to support me and people on the you know the the brothers and sisters Came together support me and yeah it was a it was. It was
Kinda Funny Games Daily
E3 2021 Schedule is Announced
"E three twenty twenty one schedule has been revealed. Didn't know ladies and gentlemen of course next week is e- three a giant live show. It's back it's digital only happening of course. Starting on the twelfth through end of the fifteenth saturday the twelfth of june through the june fifteenth today easily put out a press release. I will start at the most important. Paragraph hosted by alex mendez. Jackie jane and greg miller the injury twenty twenty one broadcast feature major publishers showcase upset major publisher showcases press conferences industry panels extended livestreams special celebrity guest appearances and more now. Here's what i put in an interesting addition. I'm about to get into the schedule of events for what they've done but what you're going to find. Is they basically are saying. Hey we start at ten. Am and there's all these different things that happen if people are like dude this fucking socks. This isn't a schedule. This just you saying what people are on what days which is fine. But you're not putting out an actual times e three themselves tweeted this today real talk. Everyone would love a complete schedule. Every time listed on it but announcing days slash times is one hundred percent perogatives of the many participants the many partners participating in this year show. So we'll keep updating you on here as they choose reveal so you stay in the loop cool. Cooley i thought it was a weird wanted to do though you know what i mean like a weird messaging kind of like throwing the publishers under the bus but well it's weird. I definitely want to talk about this. So i'm happy. We're positive here. Because i do think it's great that he threes being transparent about this and explaining why we're choices are being made but i still don't understand why we're choices are being made sure. This is putting on the publishers. It is on the publishers. They are the ones doing this. But at this point why haven't they committed already like why is it. Each is the ring when the esa right now. Is the ringleader. Supposedly trying to coordinate everything.
1st Female Members Fulfill Requirements For Eagle Scout
"Been just over two years since girls were first allowed to join scouts be ESA, formerly known as the Boy Scouts. And now some have fulfilled all the requirements needed to reach the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. Delaware Public media's Sofia Schmidt went to see one girl except the Eagle Scout Challenge. Ready. Hi Scarlett Home, Marquis. I scroll it homemaking, darkly recognized and take upon myself. I thought, believe, recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout the obligation of responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout 14 Year Old Scarlet Hell, Mickey repeats the Eagle Scouts pledge read by an alumnus of the program, Scarlett's family and fellow troop members air here for her Court of honor and to celebrate her place in history as one of the first girls to achieve the rank. As the sun shines and cake waits to be eaten on a nearby table. She tells the audience about her journey. It was a lot to learn Eagle and I know that I can help Younger scouts also achieve this ring. I'm proud to join many eagles in the special group. Scarlett is one of about 1000 girls nationwide who are in the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. It's scouts be essays, highest rank, and only about 6% of scouts achieve it. Get it. Scouts need to earn 21 merit badges, which require mastering basic skills on topics such as first aid and environmental science. Scarlet says that on occasion, she and other female scouts have endured teasing and belittling comments from people outside her troupe. She says That's one reason her troop leaders didn't cut her any slack. They always pushed me because they knew people would say. Hey, like you don't really earn that Sarah. That's giving it to you know iron this for her required community service project. Scarlet helped rebuild an old foot bridge over a stream coordinating a team of 20 volunteers, and she says she learned some valuable lessons. Just be patient for lie on your team. They're here to help you.
Kinda Funny Games Daily
E3 2021's Live Event Has Been Cancelled According to LA City Documents
"Eight three twenty. Twenty one's live event has been cancelled according to the la city documents. This is an interesting one. I'm pulling from adam. Bankers agian according to los angeles city documents e. Three twenty twenty. One fiscal event has officially been cancelled as spotted by a new report published by the board of los angeles convention and tourism development commission. States that the three twenty twenty one live event is cancelled and that the city is working with the production team on broadcast options at l. e. live slash. La convention center furthermore is working with the espn licenses for both twenty twenty. Two and twenty twenty three. This follows as confirmation that e three twenty twenty one would still be happening and that the would be transforming the e three experience for twenty twenty. One we can't confirm we are transforming the e three experience for twenty twenty one and we'll soon share exact details and how we're bringing the global video game community together. Tim this one comes off of about a month ago. Got a report from vga and they talked about how they had. They had reports of either working low form of e three take place across multiple days where they were gonna go digital And this is something that hasn't necessarily publicly talked about yet. They haven't publicly announced this. But now we're getting confirmation from the essay that it seems like e three at the very least will not be held physically at the convention center. Tim what is your take on this. I think this is one of those things. That's very surprising especially given where the world's at right now that we're not going to have a physical e three but i don't think the headline here's a little bit misleading. Where he threw twenty two hundred live. Event has been canceled canceled because it was ever announced. So it's just one of those things where it's like this is coming from the la city documents or whatever. I imagine that the plan going into this year was never for three to have. Its live component at l. Acc and. i'm sure this is all just like back in legal staff of they've had that spot every year for so long or at least most years so i'm sure that was part of their like first writers refusal type thing Do you guys want to take this or not. But that's it was always going to be. No because i imagine based on what we heard couple months ago. Esa's planning digital event. I very much think that is the case. That's what we will see here and talking about the quote here of their working with the production team broadcast options. Ellie live in l. c. c. Like that's that totally makes sense to me like even if it's a digital event they still need production facilities and they've always had production facilities at those different places that are within a block and a half radius each other so i'm not surprised by this at all. I honestly don't think it's a bad thing either like the world's not ready to go back to live conventions so why even worry about
Kinda Funny Games Daily
E3 2021 may be digital as ESA says it’s ‘transforming’ the gaming showcase
"Of the essays planning for a digital e-3 and twenty twenty one is from andy robinson at video games chronicle according to three twenty twenty one pitch documents set two games games. Publishers and seen by the essay has now outlined proposals for this year's event which would see three days of livestream coverage held during the previously announced dates of june fifteenth june seventeenth. The essays intention is to hold multiple to our keynote sessions from games partners. An award show a june fourteen preview night and other smaller streams from games publishers influencers and media partners the broadcast event would be supplemented by media previews the week before as well as demos released on consumer platforms. According to the esa's proposal. The essay also says it'll allow partner companies to remotely stream playable game demos to the media across thousands of scheduled meetings with one to one assistance from developers. Many companies have used similar on demand streaming solutions during the pandemic to allow them to allow the media to remotely play their games for preview purposes. However the three hundred twenty one plan still require the approval of essays membership which is made. up of. The industry's industry's biggest games. Company is and who has significant influence over the direction of the show. The essay was already facing significant pressure to reinvent three with several major publishers including ea. Sony activision having abandoned the event in recent years and thous before twenty twenty s cancellation after which many companies such as e. and ubisoft enjoyed success. Running their own digital events
Breaking Beauty Podcast
How to Repair Your Skin Barrier With Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas
"Let's start with the basics what exactly is your skin's moisture barrier and why is it there. What is the do well. I mean i think you know we talk so much into butte and industry about like wrinkles and bo talks and things like that we forget the skin actually has a function and its function is to be a barrier between us and the environment so the skin's moisture barrier is the outermost layer of your skin. It helps protect the body It helps retain water and moisture It defends against like bacteria in the environment environmental stressors and you know prevents things from penetrating into the skin so that we don't have a reaction so it has like a a very important function for us. It's the fundamental of what the skin does and we talk about it at the least i feel It is the most important part about our skin because it makes us look plump in juicy and healthy and soft when it's healthy and so yeah it's something that's very important. No matter what kind of skin type you have no matter your age okay. Yeah that was gonna be my next question. Like other certain types skin types or skin eight inches that are more prone to having damaged skin barrier. Mostly i'm talking about like the skin on your face. Well i mean. I think for example like winter is a time of year where i think a lot of people experience to some degree Some irritation due to the loss of moisture in the environment. And therefore your skin gets a bit patchy may be if you are out during the day for a long period of time you'll have like readiness on your face but typically you know there's obviously people that have just in their dna some skin sensitivity. You know some psoriasis eczema. That's that has a genetic component you know and then there like the people who have poor digestion they might have some patchiness in readiness and some irritation. But it doesn't it can happen even if you have oily skin. It really depends on what you're using on your your skin. What your habits are in terms of your skin. Those really affected a great deal. And so how do you tell the difference between an impaired skin barrier versus you know wind. Burn or zima or psoriasis. How do you know if your skin barriers been disrupted. Well you know this skin house tendency to to show sensitivity patches. So i i'm sure everybody can remember a time when they've had like a dry patch on their face and may the rest of the skin feels okay or maybe you have my son. Has that right now. So i'm listening with the keenest ear. How old is your son. He's he's six and he's got a patch right beside his cheek that he's had for about six weeks and it just so drier and rudder. Yeah continue my boy who is now fifteen Have that as a younger person also happens easier because they play out. Fight a lot and that really dries you out. You know rose atia redness itchiness itchy skin and share a lot of people have itchy scalp during the winter all of back stock visible. Sign that your your skin. Barrier is malfunctioning so to speak and it needs some soothing and comfort and some rehydration ximines. Psoriasis are more extreme versions of it. which also occur in patches on the skin But there are a lot of you know that you would have to consult a doctor to really determine if it was something that was in your genetic makeup or if it was something caused by something topical or something in your diet like an allergy of some kind right right. Because i feel like that's with With eczema almost like immunity related. Or it's like almost like an immune response rather than it can be absolutely and it can also just mean that you're something that you can't digest properly and so your your bodies having a little bit of trouble. There are a lot of different causes for it. Which is why you know. You can also have a yeast overgrowth in your gut. But that would be things that if i suspected that if you came meant for facial and it looked like that to me i would just send you to a doctor. Not a doctor. So i don't right. I try to stay in the lame a fair and respect that and so how does the skin barrier become damaged or compromised. What are some of the main you know factors you know. A a very common factor would be over exfoliating. I remember when i first became an esa titian in the late nineties. It was like a fashion to have cholic acid in every single. Step of your routine. In how like in the beauty industry like ingredients. Become like the thing. And you wanna put it on in every step like i had clients that were using a glycol at wash ugly colic toner a glide colleague serum and moisturizer and everybody's skin was like flaky and read and sensitize. It was very hard to give atias to those people but also sun damage can cause it. You know Prescription acne medications and prescription retinol formulas can cause it. I've seen people use essential oils essential oils on their face and they get Compromised if you if you wash your face in the shower shower water is way too hot for your face back could cause it Chemical peels flying too much back in in the before time when we used to travel places on even air conditioning in caused so mike mobs of different causes But usually i would say the number one offender is over exfoliating or over. You know acclaimed being over eager in the chemical kill type department. That sort of stuff now. I i have a follow up question if you don't mind about is the prescription retinol because you know my skin does get extremely dry when i use it and And it starts to become red. And i feel like that's expected you kind of expect this dryness. So what is the difference between dryness and compromise skin barrier. Is there one. Well sure i mean dryness is the beginning of it right you don't you don't want your skin to be overly dry because that that is compromising gonna lead to you know craziness which will lead kind of like the the compromising actors like your. Your skin won't be able to take as much stress from the environment as the result of that overly dry situation. You're creating. I don't have a lot of clients anymore that use prescription retinal because there are so many great over the counter formulas. That don't do that. So i i feel like that you know. I've been in sedition for over twenty years. That's changed a great deal at least in new york. But i think you know the difference between having you know when you like right now. I'm extremely dry. And my skin feels a little bit tight but it's not read in. It's not flakier itchy when it starts to become itchy in certain spots. That's when you know you've crossed over into a compromised moisture barrier and that and you know you really should wait until that point to start treating it if this dried tight feeling. I'm going to have to handle that today. So it doesn't
First of All
All The Things: A 2020 Debrief with Sean Miura
"Living cooney In in many ways that is the most that we can ask ourselves right. Now i was gonna say what qualifies as living now is simply a pulse because sure i got that notes a into bleak time but i think I'm leaving this year with capacity to be grateful for stuff. That's that's kind of something that i'm i'm happy about and i feel very privileged good. I'm very happy to hear that. That's an esa. Just sean way to start this off. isn't it also need. I'm still like writing this high of realizing that. This is the first time that you're on my first of all podcasts. 'cause i was like i've podcast with sean before. This is not the first but if the verse but this one. So i've done. I've been on collab- cast multiple times. I think the last time was when we recorded with david joy okay and then the recording. They didn't like that so that but it was fine. I think laden wanna had just come out and that was all we were talking about or something so it was kind of saying that in intro as well it was a whole thing it was a it was beautiful thing. That is so solicit. Start with that. That my memory is non-existent This i mean the whole purpose of this conversation. Is i just wanna talk with you. But it's really we're at the very very end of twenty twenty which will go down in infamies. Two days left two days left as probably gonna go up the last day. So we're just like you know settling and coming to terms with all that was this year. So yeah we're just if anyway i mean i said this in the intro. We good but just or eight. We're debriefing. I calling this. Like a twenty twenty debrief a good a good debrief. Yeah thank thank you for having me. This is actually the. I've i've said no to pretty much every like podcast or video or or writing. Ask that. I've had This year really. Yeah just because i had. I didn't it was it was like either at. It didn't feel like i was the right person to talk about the subject. Or i just wasn't really feeling like i. I wanted to be putting anything. That i was saying at the time on tape because my brain was all over the place but I'm i'm happy to be here just to to look back because i think that that's that's an important thing for everyone to be doing right now. I'm slow. I am just so beyond honor. Now this is so meaningful that it's the first time you're on first of all and also that it's a rarity because i one hundred thousand percent support that i think i did ask you earlier this year and you did say no. I really admired and respected you for that. I think that an imprint. On my heart of like i need to be more on i. Yeah i mean. It's i think you're asking me to talk about the The uprisings after the murder. Of george. Floyd and taylor and And the The central park on incident. And i think that for for for many from for many of us who were applying. That was an interesting moment because that sort of like amplifying and supporting movement work has been is just kind of part of what we do and then in that moment. Suddenly i found myself being pegged as like a like a weird spokesperson. For that. i wasn't. I wasn't a leader. Hin or was an expert in nor nor should i really be the person to go to and i think that i i think for many of us. Were just trying to figure out who who who could have. The conversation. And i got asked quite a few times actually In the weeks following that to not surprised podcasts. Or or Write a thing or do a photo shoot or et cetera et cetera. Simply off the fact that i was reposting things on on instagram stories and I think what. I what what i've taken away from. That is just this reminder that you know we we need to be more clear on who within our community is doing this work and who were in the scene to and who were uplifting and And so and so in that moment would it's some. This is something that i've always tried to practice I thought it was really important. Just to pass the mic. Which i did a few times and referred people to other folks but Yeah i mean i. I'm i'm glad that was. That was a good thing. I'm always a little a little bit unsure. When i say no to stuff but yeah trying to try and do more of that.
NPR's Business Story of the Day
Omni Hotels Accepted Millions In PPP Funds But Didn't Pay Workers
"A lot of hotels closed their doors in the spring. And some still haven't reopened. These hotels were able to keep their workers on the payroll because of funding from the federal paycheck protection program. But one national chain omni hotels and resorts is under fire for laying off than and workers. They use the funds for other purposes bill driscoll of member station w. esa in pittsburgh reports one. Leadoff worker is killed. Sia moronta a health club attendant at the omni. Providence in rhode island. She's worked there twenty one years more onta. A single mother with children applied for unemployment and food stamps. Then she heard what she thought was good news. I well struggling to provide for my family. I learned that they only have received some ppp money great. At least you know. They're going to help us. Can't buy when it comes to basic needs. The ppp is the paycheck protection program. The half trillion dollar initiative was part of the huge pandemic relief. Package congress passed in march. The p p offered loans. That are forgivable if employers you sixty percent of the money for payroll related expenses. Ep was designed as an alternative to unemployment at least for the eight weeks of payroll benefits. It supplied the omni. Providence applied for a two point six million dollar loan and said it would be chained some two hundred fifty jobs. Balloon was approved in april but eight months later with unemployment benefits run out and health coverage long-gone meranti and the other laid off are still waiting right now. We are in december and we having here anything about using that money to help. James employees moronta belongs to the service workers union unite here with three hundred thousand members. In north america using government data unite. Here says omni. Hotels received a total of seventy six million dollars. P p p loans about a third of that went to hotels where the union represents workers. Carlos outta maiyo is unite. Here's executive vice president boston. I've spoken to hundreds of workers to work at the army. Parker house at not of them have received a single dime of this money and looking at this winter a lot of them could really use it. So where did the money go in a statement. The omni chain based in dallas said it didn't use the funds to pay workers because the hotels were closed or operating at low volumes. Ppp rules allow a business to use the funds for payroll even if it were closed but the omni chose not to instead the chain promised to repay the loans with interest at least the part of the loans that are not forgiven but these loans carry a below market interest rate of just one percent which angers demayo it's disgusting companies. Wanna try to use this as a way to get a low interest loan from the federal government. Critics say repaying the loans beside the point. Lisa gilbert is executive vice president of watchdog group public citizen. Thank you think about other businesses. That maybe didn't get money because he did either to small businesses over struggling or another company that might if you actually pay their workers as for these workers. Many feel betrayed again. You'll see moronta only call family. They always say that. We are finally so where the family treatment when it comes to the employees the unite here union has asked the small business administration which administers the ppp and the us department of treasury to scrutinize the omni loans. Whether they are forgiven remains undetermined even as congress approves a new round of pandemic relief
U.S. extends protection for Houston-based Citgo from PDVSA creditors through July
"Until mid 2021. That gives President elect Joe Biden several months to set his policy on Venezuela, which is in a historic economic and humanitarian crisis. The protections have been set to expire on January 19th the day before Biden takes office. Venezuela has own Citgo since the 19 eighties as part of the state run oil company PTV ESA it provides between 5% and 10% of U. S gasoline. Keith Peters reporting about 20 African migrants found in if they're