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"ezio" Discussed on Beyond!
"Collection of ezio's three games. And then additionally, saint tro four reelected saints row get out of hell, spirit of the north enhanced edition. Ice age, scratch, nutty adventure. Jumanji the video part of that one. Paw patrol on a roll and ready set heroes are all coming as well. And then if you're a premium member, you get from the PSP, no heroes allowed and loco roco midnight carnival. So that is the first big refresh for PlayStation plus. There's no mention, at least on this page. And so I haven't seen it if there are any games that will be leaving. Hopefully not already after a month. I hope things don't leave that quickly, but that's the big sort of roundup for what PlayStation plus extra and premium members will get. Obviously, I think the addition of stray going into it at launch is great. I think we've all said this on the show before, but I think knowing that first party games won't be part of the lineup at launch, they need to find a way to get third parties and Indies to launch into PS plus if they want this to be a competitive subscription service. I think we all kind of are on that page probably. Yeah, it's like you have those Indies that almost become first party for that platform, right? Like we saw it with tunic earlier. I remember somebody in our comments a while back in unlocks. That's something about like, hey, you guys forgot to mention that like tunic was the first party game and it's like, no, tunic's not a first party game, but it gets so married to that console and it comes day one to game pass. And that's kind of what you're seeing with stray. It's like stray is inappropriate, you know, that's not first party and stuff like that. They're the publisher, not a developer, but it's so, it was revealed that a PlayStation show. It's been shown at PlayStation shows, and now it's coming with their service. It kind of like makes sense. You're finally kind of seeing that like, okay, I do see how this could be a competitor. You know, like, again, like you said, it's not going to get the first party titles, but games that like stray aren't first party, but they become like headcanon first party? Hitting the service day one is like a very good thing. I actually didn't even know stray was hitting. Service day one, so I think people are going to be very happy to be able to play the game. And like you said, if you were gonna spend $30 on the game and you didn't have the extra tier, maybe you could just subscribe to that, obviously, it means you have to keep that subscription up to be able to play the game forever, you don't own it, but, you know, a smaller indie like this maybe you can do it a month. You can do it in a month and you won't need to own the game or so. It's up to you. Yeah. Plus they have like there's like little buttons if you don't, if you aren't subscribed to the extra and premium on your PlayStation in that section, there's like an upgrade for this amount. It'll tell you, I think I was looking at my partner's account who didn't upgrade. And it was like 32 bucks or something. I think for him to upgrade the rest of his subscription for it, which was pretty cool. For the year. I think so. Yeah, that sounds better. But I think it was based on whatever time he had left on his subscription. I think his subscription lapses in October, November, because we usually renew him around the holiday when all the sales go on, the PS plus is and stuff. Yeah, I think they're doing prorated rates for that sort of stuff. Yeah. But I did realize that so I have the premium for the next three years or whatever. I download. Whatever I downloaded on my account onto his PlayStation, he was still able to play because my account is set on his PlayStation. Which works with the PS4 and the PS1 classics and PS5 games, but did not work PS3 streaming. So thank you for your two PlayStation household like I am. You only really need the one. This B roll has way too much spoilers. I can't look at it. I don't like it. Red just immediately. Oh, I just went to black. I thought red just immediately shut off. I think that's probably a recent gameplay showcase, but yeah, it's all out there in fair game. Not knock, not knocking the trailer or producers right to play it, but I'm like, in a game where I'm like kind of going in fresh, I'm like, man, I'm seeing a lot of stuff. I hadn't seen before. I'm not one of those people that watches every single little trailer that has come out. If I'm in, I'm in usually. I remember that happened recently. I don't remember what it was, but there was a game that I saw a trailer, and I was like, oh, for everything everywhere all at once. It was on this podcast when I saw the game. And I was like, they spoiled that in a trailer? Man, I'm super glad I never watched trailers for that movie. Yeah, that is a thing that I've definitely stepped away from as I've not been part of our news team. Obviously keeping up with things for the show and whatnot, but when I don't have to watch stuff, I have very much moved away from it because I like to go in as fresh as possible. But yeah, having stray there, I think day one is going to be a big deal for a lot of people, especially knowing how much excitement there is around cat game and the hopes of cat games, so I hope stray ends up being what everyone wants it to be. But I think FF 7 remake integrate is also a really great addition. I know FF 7 remake originally was on PS plus a few months back, so obviously if you missed that then there were also some weirdness about the upgrading process of that from PS4 and the PS5 with that version of it. To get remake integrated, like if you didn't play that game yet, play that game. It's so good. I think about it more and more as time goes on of how much I love FF 7 remake. It's very, I can not wait for rebirth, rebirth is going to be so good. I just have a feeling. It's just going to scale it up. It's just going to, it's going to be one of those sequels that just really hits all the bars and just keeps moving forward. Yeah. And knowing that we're in for a trilogy, like that they have the scope of the whole project in view now. They were originally apparently we're thinking of it as just to duology, but then they did rebirth and realize like, oh no, we need the third game. So it's good that they have that settled. And if you're playing just the normal version of PS4, you're still in for a beautiful game. Excellent combat system. It's really, really worth playing. I've never played the PS5 version. I've only played the PS4 version. It looks so much better. Yeah. It's not like it's not like night and day, but you can definitely see the differences between the PS4 and PS5. Well, the PS4 version was just like, it was so pretty. I know this one's got like 60 FPS, so that's like definitely worth it, but I played so much on PS4 pro that I didn't feel the need to come back, but I probably will when it gets closer to rebirth, which is still a year and a half away, so. Eventually. The UV DLC has great also has one of my favorite in game mini games of the last few years. For condor, it's really fun to play. But I think, yeah, like to Jada's point, playing the PS5 version and seeing how pretty it was and like knowing how pretty the original version already was on PS4 pro and everything. It on a PS5 feels like a game that was built for PS5 at that point. Like I think it stands toe to toe with a lot of, you know, maybe not the highest of the high PS5 stuff, but I think it's pretty still high up there as one of the prettiest games on the system. Like it is gorgeous and
"ezio" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So which one is it. It's none of them. What it is is. I'm never ever ever going to vote in a way that is that my donors do not allow me to and you've got the ninety eight thousand five hundred dollars for curious and that's a lot of money already but that doesn't even take into account the real money dark money. So those are appetizers and then behind the scenes she eats at the trough of those donors for a lot more. She's cheap they're all cheap. Peters is cheap. they're all cheap okay. But they're not that cheap they still get more of the dark money and so for a couple of hundred thousand dollars they sell out every single voter and then brazenly admitted in public. Well i'm not gonna unilaterally guys. Remember when i ran for congress i asked my democratic primary opponent to give back money and not take money anymore from these giant companies. They won't do it and not only did she not do it. Everyone in media yelled at me and said how dare you that is so uncivil to point out this. She's taking direct contributions from corporations. You're the bad guy not her. And that's why the cinemas the peters the world are empowered to do these outrageous corrupt acts. 'cause the media doesn't call them out there on their side they go bravo bi partisan christmas cinema. Oh my gosh. She cares so much about spread. Chain a little article. We've covered last week on axios. It's amazing the propaganda. The corporate media does for corporate goons in washington. She's got that account like focus schenk. Yeah cinema ezio how much she cares about the mass. It's ridiculous objective whereas bernie sanders wants the larger more less practical bill. That's how axios painted it by the way who are giant advertisers axios drug companies. So that's how this game is played. Well look we've been pretty hard on these lawmakers but they are getting some praise from people like ted cruz. So let's discuss it. Ted cruz a senator on the rights Who consistently lies to the american people and his own. Constituents is apparently a fan of senators. Kirsten cinema joe mansion. And it's because of the fact that they are standing up to progressive policy proposals that would materially benefit the lives of americans. Now with that said. Let's take a look at what senator ted cruz said during a conversation with maria bartiromo..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
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"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"I gotta tell you i think great you did a great job with seo. I was actually really really unsure of how was gonna come out with. I thought really the way that she wears skintight. Spandex suit and you convince crystal storms. He's wearing plate. Mail like what is happening right now. This is insane. The lies convinced her love when she knows better. And i know it works. I think okay. Hear me out. If it s you could have lured cat woman to a farm and could have paid me any. Hey somehow somehow you know had cat woman who's clearly unfamiliar with a or farming utensils and she's like i'm so out of my element. And then he uses his eagle eye to surprise her from the. Hey with the thing. He's got that takes ten minutes to reload. That may have been the one way to do it. But you didn't. You didn't go there. I'm so sorry about that. No i'm excited to think that her kryptonite ring is gonna beat. Somehow prior knowledge isn't as it doesn't exist any fabulous. It wasn't her ring she borrowed from that. Get outta here. This garbage one shining. Superman did not weigh in too much is that she can fight. Got it you can fight now. It's all worth it. It's all kind of train. Batman she beat up at a couple of times heard. Seo can fight got it got it. That's how it was always right to show that she can fight. Crystal sought supplies almost ashamed. All right crystal. You were magnificent. Your your amazing reappearance on the show was nothing short of magnificent spectacular episode. Probably not probably not. he's i can already see the all. I'm getting a group tax. Hold on getting a group tax. The production team big problem happened during recording. Just say ray is being ray. It's all i have to say. Make sure you hide and hey there you go got it okay so crystal orb crystal your fantastic seriously. Thank you for coming back on the woodwind show. Please come back. i know i would want you back. It's not people want you back as well. Please tell everyone where they can find. You read your books. Enjoy your talk show and enjoy all things that are crystal the storm. They you sound ray. I promise i love you. I swear i do. I promise james didn't bride me. I swear it on talk to the raise right shirt. Because he's just he's just okay. Okay right all who advanced the oj says the new fans. I hope you guys had a great time. I am crystal sci-fi conspiracy thriller author. Check out this and archaeology is the first two books mice anarchy series. If you like that monsters vs aliens stuff but written.
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Call it a career. You're good you are good. You're in the hall of fame. But she didn't stop there. See she's also got wins over tim. Drake which is unfortunate. He's my favorite robin. She's actually beating amazon from the island of now. I'm not saying this amazon was as powerful as wonder woman but definitely superhuman way past peak human. She's beaten villains in power armor and exo skeletons and she uses really interesting tactic. Ray this is really kind of like i. Love martial arts should facing off against one billion with ex skeleton. Who's like in this room with her and saying you know come out. She uses herself and he's like where are you got you. And she comes out and she uses. What's called a big ass wrench. And she used that pig s ranch to pummel the heck out of this guy hit him in the head and just crush this guy and left him for dead and walked out and said well that was easy she fought a shape shifter like klay face the same families klay face and beat that shape shifter who could transform the any object and think of grow growing size shrink. Cat woman has a win over them. Now if you have all those victories you're really good. You're you're call famer multiple sports your boat jackson but she didn't stop there see. Here's the fun part. She has a win over. Bain and not just any pain. She has a win over naked bay now why he's naked. Don't wanna get into that right now. But she actually hit being so hard that she broke baynes back. She kicked him with a massive drop kick from behind. Got the drop on him from hiding boom. Hits them with a dropkick took out bane. Naked bain and bain by the way says. He's more powerful without the venom steroids with it. I'm not sure if you had it or not. But she took out being the person who broke batmans back she beat this character called the flash. I'm sorry that was a mistake. She beat three flashes at once. This is kind of insane. So one story storyline her batman or out somewhere and she can sense the in batman's like oh you can sense. There's someone's gonna be coming after us so three of the flash thing. It was berry allen. Wally west and i think a third whatever comes a cat woman. Cat turns batman's as. Don't worry. I got this and she takes out the three flashes and the way she did it she wait till the flash came newer and she just put up her foot like the end of a kick. It had the barry allen flash was ran themselves into her leg take themselves out she did something similar some martial arts and took out three flashes. It wasn't over a comic book. It was over like three panels on one page three flashes. Oh but it gets better. She took out the justice league. Yeah or at least part of it. So she was facing off. Against batman superman green lantern and the flash. So she says okay. Gotta take out the toughest person i she chose batman batman takes green kryptonite ring out knocks out superman with it fights green lantern..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"A dirty fighter. He has no problem throwing said in your eyes if that's something that he needs to do to get out of a situation or weaken you for a killing blow again very very creative. I haven't necessarily seen selina. Kyle be as creative or even necessarily as dirty. She's usually trying to rely on her. Natural gifts will say to try to get the men in the room to fall in love with her. We'll say and maybe not want to hit her. That is not a problem for auditory. If she's the enemy with no emotion he will absolutely have no problem to bring her down but he also picked up an item called the apple of eden and the apple of eden is a very very interesting mystical item. Because it has what's called a mind control blast. He's able to use it to send out a blast which controls people's minds and again poison ivy with ramones was able to hurt cat woman and take advantage of her and make her bend to her will the apple of eden at the end of the day could one hundred percent mind control cat woman and make it so. She's easily incapacitated among other things allowing at scioto walk safely plus the apple of eden has shown the ability to create clones of yourself. You're not just fighting one person theoretically if we're going to take it to. Its natural conclusion if he has the apple of eden which is a item that he does have. If we're going to talk about her having batterings. I think it's fair to say. Ceo has the apple of eden. He can mind controller. He can create clones of himself and he can completely overwhelm her in this battle. And that's my point number three interesting okay. So you're saying seo is peak level. Human i could in terms of strength. I could kind of see the argument for that You know how heavy was the way the heavy the wagon was so you have thing it was heavy. We'll go with. here's the thing cat. Woman would only be accepted within the bat family. Really if she's put herself through. All the additional training that batman puts the bat family through for this and he's known for saying we're going to go through every contingency every possibility everything we can think of and then more and you need to be as prepared as possible. The training is almost psychotic..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Now her bull whip is not a standard bull whip is actually high grade metal could be high-grade steel and the her whip itself can destroy steel hard metals. You name it. She can tear through it with that. Whip one of my favorite things she did with it. There's a helicopter that was taking off and they see someone the whip you think they're gonna whip you know. Put the whip like one of the pedestals. The hell no. She whips it at the rotors of the helicopter. Destroys the rotors in. Causes the helicopter. Come crashing down and her whip is absolutely fine. That's a pretty strong. Whip by the way. Her costume has been upgraded. Its now bulletproof. It's now Resistance to edge weapons swords and can even tank small explosions and even bigger explosions she. She's often seen walking away after being hit by explosions gets blown back. She gets up and she's okay contains it and just walks off. She has retractable claws on her gloves. And boots now these helper with climbing your mentions. He has a great climber. So as but these claws are strong enough to rip through batmans armor on his suit as well and caused him to bleed literally tear through his armor which is bulletproof. You know of you know stabby proof whatever you wanna call it and he rips she ripped through. She's got mini explosives. That are really super powerful. Throw them they're very similar to batmans mini grenades and she's an expert at throwing them at distances. Getting out of the way the explosion and hitting those she's got smoke grenades that make it hard for people to breathe and seeing that are kind of involve a whole area. She's got hand-held lasers been. This is something that she uses for breaking entering clearly but she can also use that as an offensive weapon where she's up close with someone and just blast up close. You know into like a body part what have you. She's got these couch. Trump's i mentioned this before these are these three spike things that were. If someone's chasing after you you throw them on the ground and when they run over them their feet get stabbed with this and it caused him to stop chasing from cheeses. Those like an expert. She's got knockout gas out opponents neither small areas or large areas. And if that wasn't enough all of her women has been upgraded with by batman. We're she been part of the bat family now for probably six years or so. So batman is a over stuff. She's got anti poisoner talks. Or whatever it is antidote towards poisons just like batman has his utility belt. She's got bad arranged or something. That looks like batterings. Which one's a remote control battering. I know it's ridiculous. She's got one that emits a sonic blasts orients people and caused them to fall down. She's got a grappling rope in line. That can shoot similar to batman and again. Seo's great weaponry from davinci. But it's probably what seventeen hundred kind of thing. How does that compare with twenty-first-century tech weapons and armor. That cat woman is using that she has over body. That's the question i asked. And that's my point number two. You're saying a lot of really good things in here now. If you're talking about who has the tech no logical advantage. You have to say cattleman. And that's why it's very very important to remember that etzion auditory has a more spiritual advantage. He has abilities such as the eagles site. Which could easily be more important than attack. That might be able to find somebody if he can just flick his eyes and she will start glowing red in the darkness. Boy does that. Set him up to be a much larger advantage than any sort of weird battering thing. And plus you know cat woman. She's not necessarily. I'm sorry you're bringing it up. It has happened but if we think about cat woman as we know her. We don't see her. Wearing a batman. Utility belt rocket around with batterings and bat homing devices and the bat grappling hook..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Might know that from some martial arts things not necessarily punch but they go for a very very simple strike to the mid section which they can get away with because a lot of people feel like a lower the blow a block the blow. But once they make contact they flick. The blade goes into their body and cal woman's not worrying very very powerful armor so if she gets hit in a very particular spot with one of these coaches that turns into a fatal blow from the hidden blades but additionally we talked about pistols a little bit earlier hidden pistols are also thing that is known for in fact. sometimes he's known for carrying a sword and a pistol into combat and. If that goes south he has the hidden blades at a hidden pistol on top of it so he is packed to the nines. We're basically talking about the fifteen hundreds version of the punisher here armed to bear ready to fight. And he knows what to do with all of his weapons hidden pistols. He really only gets one shot off. But if it's a close up range ballgame is over the last things to mention here. He has the armor of altieri which is something that he has worn the video games. That is a steel armor plate that covers his vital areas be otherwise it whereas cloaks around it so we could hide and move very very well. He wants to make sure his combat speed and his combat mobility is not hindered by his armor. But if calvin to of strike him in a very very honest spot in the middle he's gonna have steel armor this protective which is very very important and the last thing the mentioned here all the weapons that i talked about and all of the above were created by wait for it leonardo davinci. Yes that leonardo da vinci actually serves as you remember. James bond had q. Who made all of his weapons and tech. Leonardo da vinci is friends with seo auditory and made all of the different items and weapons. That he has so you talk about it being like. Oh it's an old taibbi. Kind of a weapon will if it was created by leonardo da vinci who invented the helicopter among other things. These are going to be much much more state of the art than you think they would be. Given the timeframe they occur in. And that's my point number two. I love the fact that leonardo da vinci is kind of his cue right..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"It's it's such a bizarre out liar of anything she's ever done. I find that very very hard to believe. I'm sure you'll have more details later on this please because i feel like somebody got their second shot of the covid vaccine and they were feeling a little loopy that night and that's where that story came from. Here's the thing you know as ridiculous those feeds sound 'cause they kinda sound surreal even cat woman. This is a character who real quick story lex. Luther goes to gotham and sets up some type of criminal enterprise disguises. Legitimate business activity cat woman. Hear about it. Takes difference with for some reason and stops all of it. Lex luther contacts cat woman and says hey. Why are you doing this. I need you to stop cat. Woman says to lex luthor well. You didn't ask nicely. So i said okay please or can you stop doing this. And the calvin says. I didn't hear you say please. So let's say it was like please. Can you stop. And she's like off. She did that to lex luthor. This is not a regular street level. Hero we're talking about if we're talking about moxie she's got it in spades but that's not a combat feet being sassy with lex. Luther is not gonna help you in a battle against co auditory. Gosh sakes now. You speak about calvin one other thing that i just wanted to mention real. Real quick is oh. She's been trained by batman. It feels like everyone in the dc universe. This point has been trained by batman. They still do lose fights all over the place for example cat. Woman has lost death stroke. You brought up that example earlier death stroke. I believe left her for dead after absolutely obliterated her so death stroke another very very powerful. I dunno assassin character. Just saying got a super soldier. Fueled super-powered possibly immortal soul mercenary with a healing factor. And you're who with impenetrable armor and every high weaponry you think of is the same as a fifteenth century assassin. Gray comparison radio big so james. But you're saying it. So i have to agree so crystal storm. You've heard point number one from ray you've heard point number one for me. I hope you got what it takes. I know you do by the way to keep us on control..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Okay the most impressive thing. I i like the eagle vision. That's cool cat women. Of course being explains my point number. One has something very similar in terms of ability. You know through her own training experience. Never mind having that heightened with batman but the most impressive thing you mentioned ray. Most impressive thing. I made sure to note. This is that he can hide in. Hey yes dow. I gotta tell you i do a lot of research for these characters in the one factor. I did not consider is the fact that he could hide in. Hey i'm not saying that's cat women's downfall because it's not it's not here. She's not ready for. She's not ready for. Hey hey hey hey all right here we go. Let's go to number one and this cat woman showy so is not listed as superhuman. But with what she's been able to do and all of their abilities and her mindset she may as well be considered superhuman so. This is a person who is so bad ass that she said you know. I've got to confront my true fear. So she goes to the scarecrow. Who's the master. The fear fear toxins and says. Give me your fear. Talk scarecrows like well. I'm not sure she graduated from him. Stabs herself in the arm with the needle pumps that stuff into her and she waits she's like oh there's my fear let me confront it. Yeah did it good. I'm glad past that by the way side note. Her fear wasn't some sleek slimy crawley thing that came out of a wall or past traumatic experience. It was fear of co-dependency. I didn't know that was an easy thing to get over. I'd even know that was a fear. But that's the thing. She just confronted in his over at. Now let's talk about the obvious here. She is a thief. She may be the best thief in dc comics in the dc universe. She can get in and out of anywhere undetected speaking about someone who you can't see coming. She knows how to stay hidden and how to disappear and reappear in front of people. She's pulling that batman stunt in front of people like batman. That's how good her stealth is. Of course she's a master stealth but how healthy well..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"And now let's get to the tale of taper both combatants rape. Please give us the details on edsel from assassin's creed at sio auditore. Da ferenza was a florentine nobleman during the renaissance who also served as a master assassin and mentor to the italian brotherhood of assassins. He first appeared in the short film. Assassin's creed lineage. In two thousand nine before soon making his video game debut in assassin's creed to that. Same year at ceo was a carefree nobleman living his best life up until the age of seventeen when his father in two brothers are hung and killed taking the blame despite being innocent for murder plot of the leader of florence. It is through this that co discovers that he is of these secret. Assassins bloodline and exacts his revenge on everyone involved in the plot against his family and a whole bunch of templars along fun fact his plenty in common with batman from hiding on rooftops to losing his father right in front of him to wearing a cape even but he may even have more in common than that for the lead writer of assassin's creed brotherhood jeffrey. Y'all him has said that the characters growth and personality were inspired in part by the movie. Up in the air and actor. George clooney's character in that movie ryan bingham so there we go. Ceo is officially batman and that is at co auditory. What you're saying is officially connected with the george. Clooney version of batman connected with any version of batman. I think that's pretty good. No i'm gonna disagree disagree. There's one person of batman you don't wanna be connected. It's that one and you know who doesn't wanna be connected with that version of batman. George clooney himself has said he'd rather he offers refunds to people who say. Hey i wasted ten bucks on your movie. It's been said before. The george clooney was a good batman in batman movie. And some people say that. I i would say that Val kilmer was also not the best batman rav. I think that one was so bad that nobody even remembers that val kilmer was batman. That's true that's true. That's true all right. you know we. We shouldn't beat up on poor. George clooney does a of good things. I think you'll be okay james. I hope so. I hope so. I hope so. I actually saw him in a bar in montreal. Like a few months after batman came out. And i wanted to go up to him. I was so angry when i saw him like..
"ezio" Discussed on #WhoWouldWin
"Shout out to all the fans who actually know what it means when james says welcome back and all the new people. What's up. I think you'll be educating the new fans on the greatness of crystal the storm your against i've been saying should be just the because you're that great chris you're no stranger to who would win in a previous adoration you've been a guest judge many times awesome each and every time we moved the production to los angeles completely found race to kanus. I can't believe about this as we were lucky. Enough to find race aquinas and having joined the team but since then you've been extremely busy. Please tell all the who had fans what you've been up to really just judging the show since the move to la and just making sure you know. The new judges weren't screwing up raise raise phenomenal raise. Great raise great james. You're still doing goods everybody. Everybody's doing great so good job. Job is the aside from that. I have been busy writing the third book in my scifi series. So if anybody likes mobsters vs aliens with some conspiracy theory and metaphysical stuff thrown in. You'll love the snarky series. So please go check out. You can visit my website. Christmas mention dot com. I've been working on that. I have a talk show. That i have started where i sit down one on one with people and we talk about things that i research. So we're talking about ufo's slash uab's we're talking about. Ancient aliens crop circles witchcraft. All kinds of stuff. So it's just a. It's one of those funds shows up. You're wanted to know who made the pyramids or you just don't care and you are board. Need something to listen to you know. Check out the christmas imagination. Talk show so. Chris again a message before you have a certain as the french. Say agenda said qua- ula gravitas. If you will and in this particular is true. Is this particular match up. You are again definitely the adult in the room. What is your what what is going through your head. What what kind of cool techniques as a judge will be bringing into play to keep ray and i under control. We're we're going to do some law and order here tonight. Yeah there's there's there's gonna be there's going to be some some a little bit a little bit of law and order. I expect you boys to bring your a game to this matchup because these are two unfamiliar with both these characters like amazing just martial artists. So i just yeah i expect you guys to be at the top of your game. I expect james for you to not try to cheat..
"ezio" Discussed on Túnel de vento
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Pope's risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians
"Iraq is preparing for a first ever papal visit at the end of the week. Despite security and pandemic concerns pope francis will arrive on friday and stay for four days. He called the trip important for encouraging the country's christian communities among the oldest in the world. Louis raphael sako heads. The chaldean catholic church christians who encouraged to positive to stay here and also to build the trust with their neighbors. The pope will visit several major cities including baghdad erbil and mosul officials in the nivea planes a working to find an air venue for him to hold mass because the area does not have a cathedral or stadium large enough. Many of the country's churches remain in ruins after isis attacks. That's this week's wall tour. I'm when ezio he carry in abuja. Nigeria
"ezio" Discussed on 1075 KZL
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Starting Zocdoc with Oliver Kharraz
"Oliver Karaz was born and raised in Germany mostly in rural parts of the country his mother was German and his father was from Iran in came from a long line of doctors. For me, it really starts in some ways with my dad and. The timing rapidly had every reason to become a social activist and and so he came to Germany from the Middle East when he was very young around twenty with no money in his pocket no language skills. And you personally then worked on of odd jobs, but he eventually became a psychiatrist but what has really shaped me much more than being born in Berlin is. Social. Active. Isn't that I that I saw him live and that he really made our family mattress we always talked about talent responsibility and the need to use. Whatever telling behind to help those. Around us that we can make a difference. Given that your father was Iranian and your mother was was sort of. German. An Uber even though you were born in Germany, did you feel did you feel as Germany everybody else? So I didn't have a second identity. We only used spoke German at home and yet. As you say I was also a not always fully accepted. So if I give you an example, my school twelve hundred students and you could pick out to the didn't look like everyone else and I was one of them right and even an enlightened country like Germany. That is notable. So I had what I call a visual accent would people would see me on the street and they would ask me how to speak German. So well and But they also school the skipped my name when reading out scores because they weren't sure how to pronounce my last name and opportunities taken away and even at was physically threatened so i. I think that really shaping in many ways because I realized. Very early that in order to be as successful as everyone around me I would have to be dramatically better in really work much much harder than anyone else and so that used to be strong work ethic in me. For the record Oliver is somewhat down playing his work ethic. Because just out of high school, he actually started his first successful company. It was the early clunky days of the Internet, and he designed a way to help people send emails more easily and he wound up selling that business not for a ton of money, but enough to get him through medical school. But. After practicing medicine for a couple years Oliver realized he couldn't stop thinking about that first business he'd started and how he wanted to start another. So he quit his job in medicine and consulting job with Mackenzie and eventually moved to New York. That was my goal was actually to start another company that that's A. Healthcare, but I I'd also realized at the time that I sold my first company and far too cheaply in that I should learn more about business I and at McKinsey God exposure to balance sheets and panels and hit a lot of very practical experience and what it means to manage business. And I think they fondly of my time at McKinsey was one of my better decisions. McKinsey GonNa Mackenzie is a little bit like going to business school. A lot of people at McKinsey have come from business, schools. In that. Many people go to business school thinking they will find a co-founder. Did you were you actively looking around at your colleagues to think maybe I can do something with him or her you know maybe that person. Absolutely and were you just thinking about different business ideas all the time? Well, it is actually very hard to find good ideas and my definition of a good idea was that it needed to have a great mission I. wanted to make sure that we actually do something good in that. We stayed true to sort of talent breaks responsibility, but also wanted to be a large market and to have a great motor rounded and also I wanted to be based on contrarian inside. Because I thought that all of the best companies have that at its core. While she wanted mission, you wanted a company that could kind of dominate its field by building a motor around it, but was also contrary and that's that's that's those are some interesting. Criteria. And that's why I screen for several years rejected pretty much every idea that that I came across And meanwhile. While you're going through all that I guess you meet this guy Cyrus Masumi. WHO's another McKenzie consultant and and just you just. Become friends like he's like somebody like in and you guys start hanging out. While we got put on study together that required us to travel globally and you've ever done that it meant frost were sixteen eighteen hour days together for three four, five months on end and we really. Got To become great partners in that and and what we realized that we had some. Very complementary skills. Cyrus is one of the most charismatic and gregarious individuals. You'd ever meet his very passionate. He could be more forceful, which sometimes was needed to be effective with clients. And you've talked to me now for a little bit as you can probably tell. More dispassionate and logical and more measuring. German? More, German in many ways, right. also was effective with clients by by. and Cyrus is American right? He's American this but that That close listened and how we work together that really started friendship and we stayed close for the study and be caught up over lunch pretty regularly denounce different business ideas off one another and. I think we connected because we had similar interests because. On. Some levels We were equally passionate about what we're doing higher says, passion was more visible to others than mine but we. Were close enough together that we both accepted. The other as. individual that that we could learn a lot from. Was it was it clear pretty soon after you start hanging out, Sarah's that this was the guy because you were. You're on the lookout for a partner. They I think it was was absolutely an option I know reality is that. With. Both founded companies before Mckinsey and we both knew that we wanna do it again and as I. was always great about being. Very honest. Rather than just nice and and I value that a lot. Yeah. All, right. So So this guy, Cyrus Super Charismatic, really smart clearly, the two of you start to to work together. And what what kind of business ideas are are you coming up with? While we kind of fell in love with a new idea that came about a one of these launches were Cyrus. Told me about how he recently ruptured his eardrum by flying with a cold and then found it very difficult to actually find a doctor and he had asked for recommendations and called down his insurance directory listing started with the as. Doctors weren't accepting new patients some no longer accepted two centurions one provider Pasta Way and so he said, well, why does it take four days to the doctor when I'm in pain right? And why can't this much easier? And we. Both very quickly. realized the potential of this idea from. Working at project be new helps us the for actually spending millions of dollars for marketing to grow their patient base because they had wasted inventory, right they had something that I like to call hidden supply, which is these last minute cancellations no-shows reschedules. That the that go to waste, and then on the other, there are the patients who had a hard time accessing this. You thought it immediately clicked with these my God. Yes. Doctor's appointments connect patients to doctors. Yeah. Well, look if you go through the forfeiture that I had read, it's a great mission right? We're making one of the most personal needs more accessible for for patients we can help patients to get in fast we can help the doctors become more efficient. We can make the entire health care system more cost effective people out of the emergency room things like that, and it's a marketplace. So there is a strong mode and clearly anything in healthcare is a large market and I think the contrary and inside that we had. was. The fact that. Most people thought it's normal that people have to wait twenty four days to a doctor because there's a doctor shortage in read our inside was really no doctors have asthma debate ability because of these last minute cancellations, no-shows reschedules and so I felt very about this idea. So. So you member like how long between the time that the you had that first conversation To the time were both you said, let's start this business was like monster or weeks or days. was was weeks. We what we what we started doing is actually. Mocking up the side in how imagine back then in powerpoint pointing just the wire. Website. Yeah. Wire frame. Exactly. We would. We'd go into starbucks and we'll chat up strangers and say, Hey, here's a five dollar gift card. Give me your thoughts. Sorry I'm GonNa. Go back. You just go to people in starbucks Gift Card and say, can you give me your thoughts? Random Person? The absolutely that's that was sort of our market testing. They wouldn't. They would be like excuse me this is a little weird. You're my space. Might also happen from time to time but you know there's lots of people on starbucks is very in German of you. That's debris because usually he would be to report tentative about doing that. Well, you know I think there was a lot less rejection than you think people actually quite open I. Suggest you try this out but if you If you're unthreatening in Luke harmless as we probably dead and then they'll be pretty open. You went up to and starbucks and you'd say, Hey, we're thinking about a company here. Can you just look at his powerpoint give you five dollars Gift Card and what was in the powerpoint, the popcorn and was just what we thought. This website would look like and we would ask them is the set service that resonates with you would you use it and and we got an incredibly valuable feedback here and really set us in many ways on the on the right track right? So and what pointed to the two of you decide let's quit McKinsey. Let's. Let's pursue this. Probably a month or two after we initially discussed idea did anybody say you were crazy for quitting? Everyone. Everyone told us. Crazy and got a lot of negative feedback on the idea to write people would say this is Bloomberg out I would never pick my doctor on the internet or I already have a doctor or you know doctors wouldn't accept patients that that are looking on the Internet of all kinds of protections that people had when they were thinking about their own situation by. When when you talk to people and starbucks, they actually thought about it much more positively. So we were encouraged enough to say, well, this is going to work as long as we get out of our circle and don't ask McKinsey consultants doctors. The responsible be better. All right. So you are in your thirties at this point. And presumably were making pretty good cash at McKinsey because you were probably you'd know expenses you're on the road all the time so. When you quit, I'm assuming you had some money to launch the business and probably live off for a while. Yeah. So I very deliberately had never raised my living standard to the money that the paying McKinsey and I had saved every dime so that I could. No be in a position where can fund this embraced can afford not to take a salary for a couple of years. Wow. So so a couple of hundred thousand and you saved. You know. Maybe. I'm to Germany to discuss personal finances but. I had. Built this. Radio, you can tell the. Story Yeah I I had I had enough money to live off for for several years but I also Saturday night both finance the company early out of our own savings so that clearly diminish We had leftover after that. So now, you both decided to quit. and. You have some technical expertise because you had. You had done some coding but this is next level stuff. Were you able to be that technology founder and Cyrus was going to be the the sort of the business founder? Absolutely not as I add coated but at that point, I had not touched a computer for a long time We knew we need to have a technical co founder and so Sarah's knew a guy named Nick Guanzhou from the time together, trophy software, and this is another company that they would both worked at the that's the company that they're both previously worked together and Nick just brought a totally different perspective and really educated Addison me on a lot of things and and he was really the one who understood a building a seamless experience for the consumer and ends May. Zach Docs. Early Genius, did you did you have the name dock from the beginning? Not, not initially we we went to several phases on on what the right name could be for for while we wanted to have a descriptive name. So we looked at physicians, dot Com Doctors Dot Com, and we actually tracked down the owners of one of these domains and they wanted several million dollars for the domain name. And and we were finding the company ourselves. So that was out of the question. So then we just sat in a room and we brainstorm a list of fifty or one hundred names, and then started eliminating names until we arrived at Dr. What does it mean? or it doesn't mean anything which was the WTO bit we could. There were zero search results. Okay. There's no meaning behind his ACH. There's no meaning behind and and in hindsight it was precisely the right thing to do because it really was a blank slate for us to fill with with meaning and really build a brand around. Zero such as October we started. It address nate the right lake once you know that it takes more than three weeks from picking up the phone and dialing for doctors till you actually see someone you realize Oh, this really not much else that we have to wait so long for to get. And this is more important than most of these other things you already have. Fantastic access View Magin. If air travel way that healthcare workers that wouldn't be an expedia that wouldn't even be Delta Dot Com that would be individual phone numbers for every plane. Imagine. If that happened, you know a half the planes would fly empty it would be a massive pain and that was actually the state of health care before sock. Is Amazing that that the nothing like this was out there in two thousand seven. I look at I. Think. In many ways you couldn't build it a much earlier. In the early days. When we went out there, we were the ones installing Internet of the doctor's offices. We. They they were a many times just migrating from a paper books to scheduling systems. We were at the cusp of digitisation for healthcare. We were just lucky in our timing to get this right in and start offering the service when that also happened. All right. So you decide to pursue Zach dock and it's the three of you. I'm assuming really just at the beginning and were you working out of out of one of your apartments? Did you guys rent space? No, we worked out of respect for. Many. Times we came to make yet the nicest apartment and and we could bring breakfast Burrito and bake him up and you know the the reality is that we originally had a pretty ambitious launch plan right so we got together around July. We wanted to launch by December of two, thousand seven. Something interesting happened were nick send an email suggesting to look at what was then called techcrunch forty. Take is is now a household name but the draw for us back then was there was a fifty thousand dollar prize now it's called tech crunch disrupt think. So it's a major a startup competition. It's a startup competition and we were the first class of this was much less known be budgeted two hours to fill in the application in really which will send it off. He didn't think about it anymore that there was an early July and early August we've heard that we had been accepted, but there was a complication we'd have to be ready by September eighteenth or. That was three months sooner than we had originally planned to launch. So you'd have a live website by September that is right that is right with doctors with doctors, right So we actually debated for a few hours whether we should even tried to go for that but we ultimately said, yes, we can get the website working and we wanted to have enough doctors just a bars wouldn't look pathetic. Brayden. Coded Night Neither Day and nick really busted his but he did the patient facing side of the website and that was the programs. What was potentially even harder because we're tried to launch a marketplace was to actually get the initial supply on there and remember the website wasn't there yet so. Tires ended up going door to door for doctors offices. Excuse telling them a powerpoint page, and this is really a testament to cyrus sheer willing determination if you think about what it means to really start a company early on, there's nothing to show right you may be a powerpoint but there's no website there's no patience. There's no other doctors no social proof and it has to run on passion and very clear that that is Cyrus superpower. He just went to random doctors offices or he had like a list of doctors offices and he started kind of walking block by block. Well, there's a lot of walking involved a we launched in Manhattan so you can literally go down the street and you see. The signs and you walk in. And he was basically saying look, it's a way to connect you to patients. How was how many by the way? What was your objective? How many doctors do you need to sign up to have this website look okay by September Between six and ten was our goal. Okay. So just doable it is a was extremely hard really. Is telling doctors is one of the hardest things to do why were they saying? Well, first of all, it is baby very hard to even speak to a doctor they are being shielded. Their time is very valuable. Office managers are trained not to let anyone talk to them to protect the doctor from people walking in selling them stuff shirt them. Secondly, they many didn't want to give up control over their calendar which has to write. We ask them to post times that a patient could book into it and it was just a far fetched idea for many of them the patients would actually do this. So he got a lot of knows he got a lot of knows. He'd go there and he just simply not leave until he got a chance to speak to the doctor and a few times. It was even escorted out by security. I really think one in a million could have put this off. I mean was he going to particular kinds of doctors or was he generally focused on an Internet general? Practitioners Ob sobe began with dentists Okay. Because our thinking was that. People go to dentists most often, and we wanted to make sure that we have an offering that is relevant for patients as often as possible. I. Got you so so eventually unassuming, you do get what six to ten or how many did you get by September of two thousand seven Eight. In the meantime, you inequity doing the back end stuff you were doing the coding and building the website does right and as you were building it. How did it look? So. The bit that Nick Build looked awesome for the time I think. It was impressive. We were. Very. Satisfied that we had a scroll bar that we had a map that we had back then already the insurance selector and a lot of feature that. Weren't to be found really anywhere else. All right. So September two, thousand, seven, you are ready to reveal. This service at. Tech. Crunch. And Doth Review present or did did Cyrus kind of wishy the spokesperson? Cyrus. I presented Nick stayed behind in New York to make sure that the less the website was actually up and running This is in San Francisco that you went to the we flew out to San Francisco and So we lost sock talk in front of Eight, nine, hundred people. A lot of them were journalists when the judges opened up with feedback guy covers ocoee who we newnan in valued. As embezzles forever apple he came out to said he he didn't get it. He would never use this in front of everyone right and. His direct load something like honestly Oh, it just never occurred to me to go to any doctor that's really burned in in my brain and what was worse is that he seemed to be right we didn't get a single booking. We were hoping that this PR would get us out of our initial batch of users, right because your other. So many tech journalists there. So you know the publicity may be would would would lead to bookings and that was the hope but. It actually took three days before regard our first legitimate a patient, and and in the entire first month, we only got five bookings. You come back from San Francisco and. You know you had Guy Kawasaki. Say I don't I would never use this service? I'm sure he feels differently today but man maybe then Ezio said that but did did you come back feeling like like dejected like losers or or were you excited like how did you feel coming back? While you know I think we obviously hoping we would eventually get more bookings and In the beginning you probably refreshed. The Bookings Report Hundred Times a day by as we were thinking through what we realized. It was really a typical two sided marketplace challenge It's just a classic chicken and egg problem. You need the supply to get the demand and you need the demand to entice them supply and for dark was even trickier. Right when you think about it, healthcare is hyper local. Very complicated. So you have to match. Supply and demand on a Zip code specialty level, and then we have thousands of insurances take. Until we realized that our odds of actually finding a patient that wanted. An offer there. Quite low, and so the best path forward was to methodically build up supply, and so we just kept going put up a huge map of Manhattan on the wall, and then a sleep put little flags on of where the doctor's brother we're on the website in which insurance is accepted and we just we knew the perseverance. Is the name of the game. Back in just a moment how oliver and Cyrus Begin to drum up interest in stock and how they even start to raise some money at figure out how to dress differently, stay with us guy rows and you're listening to how I built this from NPR. Hey everyone. Just a quick thanks to our sponsors who helped make this podcast possible I to epic provision maker of epic bar beef was nature's idea the epic bar was. 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A lot of their offices especially back in two, thousand, seven or sort of technologically in the Stone Age. There was incredibly complicated to sink the doctors calendars with ours. Because none of the software was actually made to sink. Were even in the places where we had syncs up and running, we would frequently get. Feedback while the punishment didn't happen because the doctor wasn't available and we really couldn't figure out why this was the case because when we did screen chairs with the office to their calendar and and our calendar, it was identical right and couldn't figure out why that's happening. So I decided to sit next to the office manager I went there and got to know him and his family photos of his dog. I fixed the printer taught a better strategies to play minesweeper still couldn't figure it out. Until one day, the doctor would come out and she'd say, Hey David I'm out next Friday. And then what does David do does he go into the calendar and block out next Friday or does he take a post? It note On a doctor out next Friday and sticks this too is monitor. In the real world. These post it notes, of course happen and but once you know that Matthew Friend, you can start filtering this out and that's one example they were literally a thousand point, one percent solutions that we had to figure out to make this work. Wow. That sounds I'm getting exhausted. Just hearing about that because this is like even like Google calendars, right? Yeah. Yeah. That was that was early days and what we were extremely focused around were making show the experience was fantastic. If something went wrong, we fix it. Right. So I was our customer service I personally would call the doctor and and confirmed the appointment was all said if it wasn't I, personally contact the patient to let them know and then I would offer them. Amazon Gift Card alongside with an apology those actually one case where it didn't catch a patient in time. and. The were in the subway to the doctor, and so I raised them to the doctor's office and picked up a bouquet of flowers on the way there and met them in person to apologize. And that was really a turning point burs. The service has to work and we need to be have this patients I attitude in in terms of how it works completely ingrained in the company. All right. So you clearly need to kind of grow this Were you offering this service doctors for free at the time? Initially. We for free by we eventually started charging fifty dollars per month. But Sam doctor you come into my office and you say, Hey, if you pay me I can bring you more customers. I would be skeptical I would've said to you you who whose, who even knows about you. You'RE GONNA you're asking me to pay you money for Phantom bookings for maybe no customers I mean did some of the doctors say Many. The US summarize our sales challenge. Right? It was very hard because even if you wanted to, we couldn't easily share how many patients their competitors are down the road God like that was something that was confidential. All right. So you are you got this chicken and egg problem. Not, enough people signing up and he gets skeptical doctors but you know that the service could really benefit the doctors, but you also need them to pay for because otherwise you know but business. Meantime at a certain point I'm assuming you guys start to think we'd better go out and look for money if we're going to really make this thing work. Yeah. Yeah. That that happened in the spring of two, thousand, eight we decided we raise series. And we we make the rounds we get in front of a number of the big name, BC New York the also go to Sandhill road in impel. Toho Santo Road we leads and road initially were very successful at all we got Polite knows. and. Ray No feedback control someone took us as I told us you know what the idea seems. Good. But you're consultants I'd and the perspective of its consultants can't get anything done and what realized is that even though we had both founded companies before our Mackenzie Pedigree in our keys and button down shirts, they were really hurting us, and so we wait rank Khakis and button down shirts. It sounds crazy. Were they pleaded pants or were they at least nine pleaded please. Yeah Yeah. Yeah we after hearing that feedback We very quickly just went to the next gap and bought jeans and t-shirts and from that on the combos with VC's when but a lot better. So you went from McKinsey consultant look to this are the tech casual uniform of jeans and t-shirts that that's exactly right and we introduced ourselves not as NBA's and McKinsey Consultants but we introduce ourselves previous entrepreneurs that are starting their next company. was was anyone biting? Were there people who were like? Yeah there's a great idea I'm in. So interesting enough we had raised some money from. Friends and colleagues, and many of those they invested in US business plan unseen just based on the fact that we. Were giving up our careers at McKinsey to pursue talks. So that felt really a great. and. As we started changing how we appeared in how we introduced ourselves to venture capitalists L., we started to get offers and so in August of two thousand eight, we ended up raising five million from KHOSLA ventures expeditions mark. Wow Mark Banya Jeff bezos, and Venus is. All their. Funds are in which sounds like a lot before you WanNa do it's actually. Kinda limited because you still it seems to me in two thousand eight even though you have five million dollars a lot of money you still have this problem which is you've gotta get. Customers, and then to get customers, you need lots of doctors had lots of options but to get doctors, you need lots of customers booking through the site to you do that precisely D- These five million dollars per lily earmarked for making New, York, work, right, Miguel, I market work but. immediately after raising the money the financial crisis hit. And You may remember there was rest in peace a memo that went around about startups, right? Yes. About start ups, never being able to raise money arrested in peace good times. So we got this job is to make the money stretch in. We probably learn not during this time This was really our first go round making hard choices and what I want to be frugal and not to do things we can't afford and We learned to not let money replace critical, thinking and creativity. But now we continued to grind away at New York and at some point felt while if you want to get. To the next level we have to prove. Dr Isn't just a New York City phenomenon. Right? We had to prove that it would work in a second city But at that point, we didn't have the money to do this anymore, and by the way you're still your approach was still the same. It was door to door. That's right door to door and how how you building awareness about the about the fact Zach existed with customers with potential customers. So we it was day very difficult to get someone. To the website. Yeah but when they did. They loved it because it was such a step change from how healthcare used to work for him. Right they used to have to pick up the phone and wait on hold and then plays scheduling. tetris. With the office manager, can you do Wednesday morning about Thursday noon? Friday afternoon, and now they could do the same thing in a minute and have complete overview about the ability patients loved it and they told their friends. So we we started to get word of mouth. Going, and so we saw New York really taking up and we felt like, okay, this does this go into work in New York. At a minimum rate, but we also realized that it took us a fair bit of time. And money to get it going. In New, York and do we couldn't with the money we had left from the five million easily expanded into a new city at the same time. Raising money was going to be difficult because the next generation of investors wanted to see that it works and other cities as Walter. So we were a little bit in this catch twenty, two we ended up. Applying to. Force boost Your Business Competition Four. Forbes has his competition as sell to where they give away money right to they were promising a hundred thousand dollar prize. And at this time. We won. And Yeah what did is they gave us one of these large publishers. Clearinghouse is sex and very useful actually used to cover a hole in one in our only conference room. There was a hole in the wall and we covered it with that. At, this point you are, you are working out of an office, not not an apartment at this point we were working out of A. Shared Office space we work. Yeah. So they had given us publisher clearing house is is check but they fail to give us the small check for three months and we were getting really nervous, but it would still get it but. But ultimately, we got that one hundred thousand dollars and that's what we used to launch and our second market in DC in Washington DC and would did it require you guys to move down there or were you did you hire because I'm assuming you had to? A lot of your early capital was going into sales. Business Development hiring sales reps, is that right? Right, we had a couple of sales reps at the time. A. Very first employee ever was a sales rep is still with the company today and He was great. He figured out how to. Really charm his way. To the doctor. So there were no more security guards escorting anyone out. When did you? I'm assuming that even in two, thousand, nine, two, thousand, ten, and beyond we're not yet profitable. Far From It? Yeah. Far from it right because it's a capital intensive business. Yes. We obviously invested heavily in customer service wanted patients to have a great experience. And we had a quite sizable engineering team because that was actually a major engineering effort. So what started to happen when did you start to kind of see? A real turning point. Yeah. So we we we had launched New, York successfully with. Years. Of hardwork, we've gotten it off the ground is transported that to DC at work well, in DC, and now he said, well, why are we not in more cities and so we actually we raised serious be with fouled respond and We used to expand off the East Coast Francisco then Chicago and we just got better better at it. So we then ended up raising serious and two thousand eleven from Goldman NTSC, and we primarily use this to grow our sales team and sign up more more doctors in from two thousand eleven till two thousand, thirteen, we launched roughly thirty new cities I read that by by two thousand, fourteen would covered. Like forty percent of markets in the US, which is huge I mean that's right I mean that's a huge number of cities. And in that year evaluation. Of tzakda. Past Billion Dollars I mean that's That's pretty remarkable i. mean you were kind of on this like really rapid trajectory and you a pretty straightforward model right and you were charging doctors a flat fee every year and then. They could take all the bookings they wanted and I think that by that point like by two thousand, fourteen knew it was not cheap. It was expensive viewed really raised the price it was like three thousand dollars a year, right? Something like that. Yes recharged Dr Three thousand dollars a year and and there was a flat fee. No matter. How many bookings Actually facilitated for them and and the reality was for some doctors that got a lot of bookings that was a great deal. Yeah. But but there were also doctors that God a lot fewer bookings and for them that fixed cost was actually too expensive and some of them were starting to leave the service, and so we got into a situation that required us to invest a lot to stay where we are and then invest even more to continually grow our overall provider base, which means we had to build out a massive sales team to always sign up more doctors right and. Some point during this time L. Nick actually ran an analysis showed that it would take several years if ever fries to make our money back on on many of the doctors we signed up because you would have to sign up. X number of hundreds of thousands of doctors paying that amount every year. To make your money back to to make sort of our the cost of the sales team back. Wow and L. it. This was pure that would make us dependent on external capital for our very long time, and now it's a clearly there are many companies that have taken. Grow fast at all costs approach. And They Held onto this forty extended period of time by L., it clearly puts talking to a dependency to. Investors in their mind says, yeah. So. Meantime. You know I I from what I understand. There's disagreements I mean there there are you know the leadership team including Cyrus he he's I. Think he's he's sort of his position as the flat fee model is actually the best way to go is that a fair assessment of of his position? Yeah. I think that's right. I. Mean there were two fundamentally divergent ways held the business could go forward right. One way was to continue to work on optimizing the unit economics of our subscription model and the other way was to think about how to make it more transformative leap and then find a new more profitable. And more sustainable model and. Their. Look I can certainly understand The reluctance and taking this leap if companies rechange their underlying business model once they have a certain scale and then live to tell about it, right. We know the names of the companies that have done this net flicks, but from DVD's to streaming adobe. From box software to the cloud, but there's not a lot of companies that do that. and. Needed to make a choice which which direction I wanted to go. And and I should say over that. Became intensely personal for you because hugh and Cyrus really disagreed on on on the direction of the company should take. Steps down he he left the company and you moved into the role of CEO. Those right and what ask you about this neo. Beauty's in the flies of this show is its simplicity and we talked to one person or sometimes too. It's a single narrative, and so we don't have cyrus with us to tell us what happened but I wanna ask you about this time because. This was your co founder. This was your partner This is your friend and he was leaving the company. How did you feel at that time? I all I can say was a very hard and very emotional period for everyone involved and It was certainly a departure But how was through that given these two divergent choices you you couldn't. note, both of us could be useful to talk and. I have to imagine that for for period. China. was sort of the friendship. Look been we were very close we. Were not only friends we had worked for eight years believe together fourteen hours a day, and we probably talked more to each other than to anyone else in our lives but you know. Still touch from time to time and. I think he's joining us on from sideline. He still at prison million owner of the company Yeah, he's still. Here's the thing I mean we've we've told stories about breakups we've had we've had episodes were there were married couples who split divorced but continued the business e O products. Susan Griffin Black and an her husband Brad They continued the business stacy's pita chips continue the business after the divorce sold it for a quarter billion dollars. You guys were worth value to one point eight billion dollars at this point. was was ever party that just thought you know, God look at what we're doing on the core we're going and. I mean did you in service it down and say you know this thing is just growing and? Let's just figure this out. I think the challenge is that it's not as if there was an article way to decide what the right path forward is. As long as investors wanted to give us money growing all costs was yeah. Fine Strategy. The question was just how dependent you wanted to be on the continued goodwill of investors. It sounds like you were tired of going out raising money. You didn't want to do that anymore. Oh, not at all but I think you want to raise money from a position where you know what your turn to is and and. It wasn't clear that the business model would work in in a way that that we could just flip a switch and be profitable. Yeah. So. That was a tough year for you. Two, thousand fifteen. There was an article in business I think business insider, and it was about the sales team. It's October that year and it was. It was some allegations that you know Pete member sales team using adderall even cocaine they were under immense pressure. They were working all the time when you saw that article. And I'm not saying you even aware of any of this. You may not even aware of it but I. have to think that that article really alarmed you and and maybe even embarrassed you. Look A. There were a number of articles in two thousand fourteen fifteen. Didn't absolutely get everything, right but Budweiser I can say is that At. The time doctor had their sales team and we're. Getting very quickly and Your maybe maybe. Too focused on. L. Hitting targets and. Not. Focus enough on creating a strong culture the I hear these stories from six years ago from from time to time and from from now from candidates and and really every time. This happens like a Gut Punch. Because, this we know we're completely different company now. On on so many levels, but clearly, you saw that in new that you had to change something. While yes, I look I l there's a there's a couple of things about this. Right? We are a technology company, but we had said ourselves up too much about. Instead of writing wins and really too little about being adaptable and darning and and building the trust required to try things that now pet the risk of failure. and. So one of the first things I did is to change core values. You know to emphasize those behaviors each one of our values adaptable, not comfortable and other one is progress before perfection learners before masters right and. We only kept really one DIA CONSTANT DEL patients I. Personally that. That was more of the culture that I thought was right for Doc to succeed on many dimensions. So, you take over the company it's got high valuation, but you're still not making money and you know that you've gotta change the underlying business model you're never gonNA make money. And from what I understand this is the beginning of what you have internally described as the second founding of the company. That is right. That is right and that basically happens in in two thousand, eighteen you you launch this new business model where instead of the the dollar membership fee. Basically, you would charge doctors a lot less like two hundred or three hundred bucks, but then every booking you, you would take a cut from that booking. So like a travel agency. A little bit charge for new patient booking. So the existing patients to practice we made free but yes, there was the fundamental idea and. It sounds like such an obvious thing to do but but here's the problem with it and why why are we thought it was incredibly risky to try this. Our best customers that had been on for a long time. They got lots of pockets right and if we start charging them per bookings, their prices go up very significantly in some cases ten times more and that seemed. Competing, insane to us. In. Particular because when we talked to other companies that were at gone through similar changes and even pricing experts, they're number one advisor was make sure whatever you do never charged your best customers more and frost would be precisely. The opposite. In the thing that was counter-balancing this in our mind was well, maybe we'd be able to bring on a lot more doctors because the barrier to entry is now much lower that was there was the back and forth in the team to figure out whether that's the path we want to want to go. So, this is still a risky strategy because you're depending really on new bookings because the two hundred dollar annual fees dramatically lower and I have to imagine in year one, you actually saw drop in your revenue in the year one of of this curve. Second founding. Right. Well, it's from a risk profile worth at that. Right the warriors that you lose all your best customers in with it, all the bookings day used to be getting. and. So we needed to be ready for a very significant drop in bookings and revenue and the second Challenge was here that. The beauty of this approach modest and we got all this money upfront right and Sharon. Now to bond, we're getting paid after the booking with with a thirty day payment periods, we had a huge working capital requirement to make that happen. So did you see a drop and revenue in two thousand eighteen when you rolled this out? No we didn't because we actually didn't see the doctors leave the way that we hit on -ticipant did in fact, you know while we had very much worried that they would be upset and some of them certainly were upset. We were providing so much value to them that. You know what? What took you. So long I knew as getting a great deal all along. So that worked really well, and we had piloted in Georgia initially in April. Two thousand eighteen and then that had worked. So we we then all allowed in Colorado a few weeks later that work to, and from there we went to Washington state and again, very positive results and after these three days. Okay Great. We know this works does it out in our largest most important market? Let's go to New York and that and terribly horribly wrong. They the doctors in New York. Not only were so pissed off they actually I read. mounted a change dot org. Petition I. Don't know what to to to end this practice or something. They were really mad. They were really really mad and I guess you guys responded you said, are we won't we won't roll this out in New York for a while. Yeah look in New York. We. Facilitate Roughly, one in five new patient doctor relationship in the entire city on dock and so. The economic impact for the providers in. was much greater than for the providers in Georgia Colorado Washington. So yes, to give you one example, there's a dermatologist and so and he paid under the ultimate model ten doctor say paid thirty thousand dollars and under the new pricing model, his cost was going to go up from thirty thousand dollars to roughly three hundred, forty, thousand dollars. Wow. So what was your response to that? I? Mean it seems like a pretty reasonable. Concern. Yeah. So look after the conversation with the Dermatologists I. Actually. Put down the phone and I thought you know what? He's right. And so I pause and we regrouped and. We did a couple. Of things during this time, like the first one is we just went on a listening tour. You know we talked to provide their feedback and we just adjusted our this plan to give providers a much longer grace period to decide whether the wants to addition to the new model or not, and then. So then we read on New York six months later and and when dramatically better. So the strategy works and you see results from the strategy pretty quickly like within a year. Within a year, we had we finally at some incredible momentum was really going better than we had expected in our wildest dreams. Our existing client went down to essentially zero. I mean people still retire and and move jobs by no one really left the service and we were adding more and more providers because the barrier to entry was low and So in two thousand, nineteen we began growing profitably. It sounds like two thousand and nineteen was really the banner year. Two thousand nine hundred was a was a fantastic year and honestly we had so much momentum coming into twenty twenty and feel like, Hey, we worked really hard for three years and profitable and now the sky was the limit until. Tells Sam until March of two thousand twenty. Two Marjo twenty twenty and that's. That's really maybe the third founding DOC right? Well, I want to ask you about March twenty twenty because. Your Business is based on people booking with doctors and going to the doctor I have to imagine your revenues must have plummeted like every other industry like I mean doctors offices are still in most of the country. Slow or are trickle of patients coming in. With the lockdown started happening we saw impersonal bookings declining anywhere between fifty to ninety percent by the end of March I'm not surprised and lot of that buys I was getting was to. Lay off people and make sure that we hunker down to weather the storm but I saw an opportunity to build windmills, right so I thought well, we need to be there for our patients. We should be expanding into telehealth and I need every team member to help me do that and so we. Really went all important and supporting video visits and I'll probably June eighteen began redesigning the tire marketplace support virtual care, and so we actually released. Doctor Video Service and we made this available to. Any. Physician whether they are on soccer. for free. And by the way head, you plan to do this. How long would would I mean I'm imagining if you said in in February district I really want to focus on telehealth Would you have expected that by May would have been ready to go. Absolutely. Not I think what has been really fantastic to see is how? We really finished two years of roadmap in two months. Wow, and it's great because it's just gives us a window on what the next phase of doctor will be and really looking forward to that in my mind were the point were Amazon started from going. Books to also adding CDs. We have just gone from doing only in person to also A. Doing telehealth and I can't wait to see how this unfolds. It sounds like you. Might be reading between the lines but. You. Really, admire and respect your co-founders particularly. Cyrus and the work that he did to to build this company but I wonder if do you think that you will a I dunno, rekindle your friendship i. Is it something that is in the cards because a break is? Is Emotionally, it's hard Mesa really hard. Yeah, look I Do I think we'll work fourteen hours together again maybe not but you know I I've gotten through tougher breakups and reconciled in my past, and so I think we are we're in good shape and honestly know we are meeting were talking from time to time Yeah. We both have things to do and places to be so we're. Not, hanging out all the time. But it's now also five years ago So We are we're merch focused on making our join the baby successful. When you think about your journey and All Its happen to you how much do you think this has to do with? with luck and how much do you think it has to do with with the hard work you put in your your skills. Well I'm going look I I believe that there's really three ingredients to success. In order importance there are lock the talent, then hard work and. The only one. That's comedian. You control his how hard you work right and Now working hard to gives you more shots on goal It helps his day on the top of what you your talent allows and absolutely restarted at the right time the right place. So What what I'm proud of an all that journey has only that yet when we were wrong and when be had to revise and. When we needed the grit to actually make it work. I L we lived up to that and and that's really The all that anyone can ask themselves to. Oliver Karaz co-founder of Zach Braff by the way, remember how they originally wanted to call it physicians dot com or doctors dot. com. COULDN'T AFFORD THE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG to buy the domain name. DOC DOT COM wasn't only available the price they paid for that domain name. Six Bucks. and. Thanks so much for listening to this show this week, you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You could also write to us at H. I. T. at NPR DOT Org. 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So it all starts with real conversations with yourself you know you can also call them in our conversations and the lockdown has given us that opportunity to dive inside dig deeper and ask ourselves widow. What we are doing is in sync with what we really want to do. In life if it is not. I think big even deeper and write down what you really would love to you. Not business news and good who was also former. He moved to himalayas a client of mine Sold off his. It company and moved to the hera don't live his parents and he does organic farming now and not only these people with high-flying careers who are able to think about their dreams. Trust me people have found love in babysitting after a corporate job. Some even moved to villages to children. So what i can say from. My experience is that nor dream is veered and most of the things. We love our achievable. So for example i have been thinking of going back to horseriding last fifteen years every time i find some excuse and never really take that plunge and this is when i'm trained and writing. So yes the liturgy procrastination whatever you call it. It does stop us from living. The life of our mental live. I am not suggesting that you stop looking at your quarterly. Sales figures are stopped preparing for your civil services exam or slow down the marketing efforts for your company. My only suggestion is to look within and start small. Take those baby steps and once you taste the happiness. Achieving your dreams. I think invest will be ezio you might ask why am i discussing this inner real conversation show. It is a fair question for you loss. So after almost two decades of expedience in gooding military training working as a reporter and then editor across various leading news organizations and they're not running a communications firm for six years. I decided to share the knowledge with others gain to thousands of conversations. I had the opportunity to have. And when you decide to build their own personal brand remember that first step you need to take is to have inner conversations you know big depot to find your passion and what you would like to be known for and quite frankly i feel that it would have been better if i had met someone who would advise these things. Maybe ten years back. I would have saved a lot of time in my life so i've been getting queries on how to build a personal brand for a few weeks now. It is not a topic that can be done in a single podcast. So i will split it into few episodes. Do take time to listen to the next one where i will be dive into the basics personal branding and will build onto it one by one you know. Feel free to shoot me a question that you would like me to address during the podcast. On even offline my email is high at retook onto dot com. It's are you gay dot com. 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"ezio" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Of the way things are going right now? I've talked to a lot of my co workers managers. We were lied to in the night of the crisis. Facing your company out of the interest of reopening, the trust of the flying public. Have you considered resigning? The important thing here. Again, is we're very focused on safe. When you receive emails, we saw the video, we were told certain things jazz comedy planes. A lot of them their countries didn't require them to go through the test flight process that needs to happen. We were told hey, you know that's not enough. We have this program, they're supposed to take it. They don't have to take it, but that teaches them how to use this thing and Ezio PM flight when the first pilot corrected. I was like, okay. But fortunately, coming to new light on the news and everything that, hey, he said he knew about it. Well, he didn't get left out. He told us that they had no idea going forward that angle of attack disagree signal is something that will be standard on all seven thirty seven maxes will also be looking at retrofitting that on all of the airplanes and that'll be provided at no cost. Now that we know that he knew about this problem, the whole time and the morale around the entire plant is down. Seems like most people I work with don't really care about their job anymore there to collect the paycheck. That's changed for boy. Because there's a lot of passionate that company. So what would be your level of trust in the fix of the seven three seven max planes? Once they get back up in the air, it looks like it now might be December. I'm going to be honest. I put faith in my comback faith in my co workers, I wouldn't have a problem getting on that plane myself. If I put my family on it. But I wouldn't have a problem doing it because I tried to I work with. You might not put your family on a on max. If I had to go for those tests. Family on a flight right now. Not a years. Right right here in the candy, Mike and Todd show..
Biden faces backlash over Hyde Amendment
"Hey, the democratic race is getting more interesting. And interesting because that's all along article about Joe Biden who leads Donald Trump, Texas, and Joe Biden, who lose leaves everybody, the democratic now, the far far left is mad at Joe Biden or his votes on abortion. He's a Catholic. He doesn't believe in abortion, as athletes that he voted all the time for no federally funded Hyde amendment. That goes back a long. Now, I believe a guy from Illinois. Yes. Congressman hide from Illinois. But it's outraged the far far left. He said, hey, I'm in the middle of the road on this than they don't like it. Yeah. That's coming, because I don't I think he's taking the calculated risk. He's campaigning for general election. He's going to take the risks that they're going to chop away at him. They're going to beat on him, but he's thinking old white guys in Ohio. He's not thinking twenty five year old found males in Oregon. Yeah. I think that's the calculus here, and I think he's gonna stick to it because he's thinking in terms of general election, and how am I going to go the rust belt and talk to old white guys? And I'm going to stick to it because I'm not gonna make that mistake bouncing back and forth because it'll be held against him when he gets to the old white guys. So I'm guessing just a guess here. He's going to run the risk of having that gap close and a primary of the twenty percent because it's all twenty percent. Right. We all get that now. Yeah. We all get your on twenty percent of the politicians care about twenty percent margins, though. He's going to run the risk that twenty percent in Oregon. Is going to tear him up. Got to survive. It. And then he's gonna say cool now and go to a high oh. And tell little white guy, who's probably cool with my position. Yeah. That's my guess, and cool with a lot of the position of right? Oh, Biden, cool. The is also going to have to survive for good reason. And I, I have a problem with this, that he was there lived through and co-authored some of the three strikes, and you're out that led to a generation of imprisoning people for ridiculous things, but he still gonna probably carry that till the old white gone, Ohio, and say, isn't that great well, or say, he's backed off on that, though. But kidding Oregon's going to rip him. I agree with a kid in Oregon. But the all white guy, Ohio might be pretty cool, with it is not going to care that we jail a bunch of people. So he's going to it's going to be a wild ride for him because there's plenty of things in that margin twenty percent that can blast away at him that doesn't fit. And he just going to have to sort of live through it to get to the rust belt to promise them. All the things they want. That's my guess because he's in a tough spot now because he's the he's the target. He's the he's the Trump of his group. Yeah he is. And they're going to pick away at him Ezio, white guy. And he's going to have to find a way not to bounce back and forth and plagiarize as he's prone to do you likes to take things that's what caught up with him. And the last time he ran for the presidency. Somebody said man, you keep plagiarizing he's already been accused of plagiarising, some sort of green deal thing. He got some of the elements. They all have their own Beto has his own. Yeah. I agree deal. I think Joe just says will can you cut in pay some of those? Well, let's just move
US, Boeing And President Trump discussed on FT News
"Order of prohibition to ground all flights of the seven thirty seven. Max eighth. Andy, seven thirty seven max nine and planes associated with that line. I've spoken to Elaine Chao secretary of transportation to Sylvia, we just heard Donald Trump making his announcement about the grounding of Boeing's seven three seven max in US airspace on Wednesday. Can you take us through the timeline of events Pap starting with when the max eight I went into service. Yes, sir. The Mike Sade is a variant of the seven three seven aircraft that Boeing launch of the nineteen sixties. It was one what has been one of those best selling aircraft. The Maxine I launched in twenty seventeen. What happened last year in October that line and Indonesia airline crashed shortly after takeoff and killed all hundred and eighty nine people on board. Now, what's happened? This week is our on Sunday. An Ezio piano lines crashed also killing everybody on board. That event has now triggered a worldwide ban of the aircraft. Starting with the Chinese and ending with the Americans yesterday. So air crashes, unfortunately, do just happen. But from what we know so far what are the similarities between these two crushes that are getting thirties. Concerned just a stress we don't know anything definitive. The black boxes are still being examined by the accident. Investigators with what we do know is that both accidents took place in the same phase of flight shortly after takeoff and pilots on the GOP and airlines reported flight control problems, which was the same case with liner back in October. So there's been a lot of debates around the aircraft's automated stall prevention features, she's caught the MCAS after the lion. At crushed some pilots in the US complain they'd been unaware of this feature. What exactly their concerns and how long have they been kicking around for these concerns? I surfaced off of the line aircrash October where a lot of pilots in the US. So that they wanna wear of the feature at hadn't been in any of their training manuals or hadn't been explicitly specified. In the training manuals. Some of them were saying earlier this week that now that they know exists, and they know how to deal with it. And specifically how to counteract it if it does take effect? Some of the were saying to me they thought this aircraft was still safe to fly. Right. So what would you say what would people in the industry say about the way the management of Boeing has handled this crisis? I think there are mixed opinions out there. I think it's a waste difficult to react in these sorts of circumstances. But their reputations definitely on the line and some suggest that burn should've acted immediately. After the crash on Sunday. They should have come out and said, we're banning this aircraft. They have not been to crushes in less than six months. We don't really know what the causes yet of the second one will ban the aircraft and others of sort of made the point that Boeing should've waited for the US regulated to come out and burn them. Which is what happened yesterday is a bit of a mixed view out there, but equally it doesn't look good for bearing in terms of reputation in the moment. No. And its share prices of taken a hit the rating agency Fitch worn. That the crisis could become a systemic issue with lengthy groundings delivery delays in order cancellations. What is the potential scale of the damage to Boeing nobody's really putting a number on it at the moment. I mean, the shares as you say they've tanked or they dropped steeply. They lost about twenty six billion dollars worth in terms of market cap. Nobody has yet cancelled an order for the seven three seven eight, but the entire family, and there are four variance is a very big of for Boeing. It's wrapped up around five thousand order so far worth around six hundred billion dollars. So it's a big earner, you know, big potential hit it speaking of hits. Josh, what are the losses that international airlines that have offered them at seven three seven, you know, what's the impact on them? So those that have them in service already will be facing costs on several fronts. We've had one definitive figure quite clear figure from to the traveler Prater, which has an airliner has five max aids, which is grounded may said is going to cost three. Million euros a week likely. So we know that that six hundred thousand euros per aircraft. That's quite a lot of money. But what that consists of is various things. So a lot of airlines don't own their aircraft. They lease them. And you have to pay rent we have to pay a lease fee. Even if you're not using it. So your paying the FIBA you're not getting any cash in you, go to pay your staff because they call it necessarily transfer from one type of aircraft another you have to pay parking fees is expensive enough to park a car in London Commissioner tried to park and aircraft at Heathrow or ever. And then of course, the passengers you have to reroute them, you might have to put them onto other services. You might be liable for compensation under certain European schemes. So all of these costs mount up and one consultancy has estimated that they think it will cost one hundred fifty thousand dollars a day per craft grounded. Now, there are lots of variables in there. And we have yet see, but clearly the longer these planes are grounded the more. It's gonna cost not that people's holiday plans in a survey of the most important thing in these sorts of circumstance. Mises, but what is the impact on the travel industry and how much disruption as this like to cause unwed? Do we know? There's ever a good time for a crash, but the fact that it happened now in the winter scheduled was the tail end of the winter schedule means that there are fewer planes flying. So there was a bit more spec passively. So if an airline can't use the for Norwegian, for example, can't use it smacks eight so it substituting on some of its roots at seventy seven Dreamliner so that will take some of the strain. But it depends how long this goes on for because if this carries on into the summer schedule, which actually starts at the end of the month when planes when flights ramp-up, then he could find it very pressing. There are other places they can get planes from they can wet lease them as it's called from third parties, which supply them with the planes and with the crew, hence, the wet leasing dry leasing is without the crew those are expensive, and of course, competition for those if all of these planes are grounded means that the prices of those will undoubtedly go up so it could be hugely expensive for them on several fronts and said just doing know who the main customers hair, and where will the buck stop is it the airlines that will end up taking. These will bowing to help them in some way burning. I think ultimately is going to have to help them. But the question is how long does that help take come? Is there a legal case of their contractual wranglings have to happen? I so we know that some of the biggest airlines with ovarian with the biggest orders, I think American United southwest. Norwegian have a tenth of their fleet at the moment. But they also have that eighteen, but they also have ninety two on order now Ryanair's interesting 'cause they have one hundred thirty five on order due to start arriving fairly soon. Ryan has big expansion plans over the next few years is it going to be able to keep up with those in the short term if it has all of these planes. There are some airlines which have very strong balance sheets, and we'll be absolutely fine. They can take the hit because they know they'll get it back. It might look pretty in the short term. There are other airlines not naming any that will find it much harder to sustain this kind of loss on a consistent basis. Finally, sylvia. We know that Donald Trump's budget this week proposed a cut to the Federal Aviation Administration. Inspired. Of the fact that is air traffic control system remains years behind many of his counterparts. What's more the FAA lacks chief after Mr. Trump failed to get approval for his own nominee? What kind of pressure is the FAA under the FAA's definitely under the microscope at the moment. Lot of people saying it was too slow to act notably. The Chinese regulator was the first one on Monday to ban the Akra from his own space quickly follow other countries around the world. And then e so the European regulator on Tuesday, some people saying the agency's understaffed underfunded others are saying that the FAA was right to wait to get some sort of evidence on the cause of the second crash. There has been some mentioned of new satellite imagery, those come out, which might have been one of the reasons why the FAA together with President Trump on Wednesday decided to ground the aircraft in the states. Those people as supporters of the FAA's that are saying it was right that the agency didn't bow to political pressure. That had been building up in washing since the Europeans bound the. Craft not to act into to wait for the facts. Having said that we still don't really know why the aircraft crashed. But we hand say is that the prestige of the eight hundred fifty billion dollar aviation industry in the US has definitely taken a hit this week.
"ezio" Discussed on KPCC
"I think maybe having elites up at Ezio in there too is a site of younger more diverse. You know, as best actress younger more diverse members, and you know, having publ public house-key in there as opposed to Bradley Cooper. I think the Cold War Cold War. I think there's a there's some definite signs that we have a different academy now. But even if we look more closely at say, the directing raise there's not a woman among the director nominees, and if you look at the actor actress supporting actor supporting actress race in every category, there is a person of color, but it doesn't feel like great strides are being made you talked about y'all Lita ratio from Roma Regina king from veal streak could talk was nominated. But the film itself was not for best picture. So where do you see the shortcomings from your perspective in the nominations about? How the academy still has some work to be done at recognizing a broader. Spectrum of filmmaking. Definitely there's some still work to be done. And you're right. It's almost could feel these are all worthy performances the one person of color in each category. But we certainly needed more Michael Jordan, for instance, and Black Panther John given Washington would have been worthy. So you know, there's some other folks in there too. And I think that Debra Granik for driving leave no trace should have been in there. Tamra Jenkins for private life should have also been in there. There's some definite omissions there. It's still a white male dominated. List of nominees is still white male dominated academy, and that's changing, but not fast enough quadriplegic is the president of the L A film critics association, you will hear very often as a film critic on air talk. Claudia great to see you. Thanks for coming in. Thank you for having me..
Trump, Abc and Pakistan discussed on BBC World Service
"It's six thirty gmt this weekend from the bbc world service still to come the uk government's attempt to clarify its negotiating position on brexit the impact of floods and record rainfall on western japan and an unusual type of musical performance in which wrong notes are celebrated that's all here on weekend with me julian summary of world news bbc news with nick kelly leaders of the former farc rebel group in colombia have made their first appearances at a special tribunal that will try crimes allegedly committed during the country's five decades of civil war the head of the faulk rodrigue donyo also known as timoshenko asked for forgiveness for the kidnappings carried out by the group about one hundred and fifty students in nicaragua i've been trapped inside the church at the main university in managua after coming under attack from paramilitary groups sympathetic to the government of president daniel ortega so far only a few injured protesters and the journalists have been allowed to leave the local government in pakistan southwestern province of baluchistan is observing a day of mourning for more than one hundred and twenty people killed in a suicide bomb attack it's an election rally on friday the bomb blast was the third attack in seven days in a flare up of violence ahead of general elections shed ruled for the twenty fifth of july the boys rescued from flooded cave complex in northern thailand are expected to be released from hospital next thursday thailand's health minister told reporters that the boys and their families needed to be prepared for the media attention they receive when they come out the president of era tria assias ever work is expected to visit ethiopia late today that's the latest move towards reconciliation between the two countries after years of physical conflict the last week ezio pius prime minister the armored made the journey to retrieve the two leaders formally declared an end to a state of war and president trump is spending the weekend at one of his golf courses in scotland where his preparing for a summit on monday when is due to meet president putin in helsinki the white house has insisted that friday's indictments of russian intelligence officers for us election interference has not thrown the meeting off course abc news you're listening to the bbc world service i'm julie morica with weekend coming up.
Did Magic Johnson wait outside LeBron's house for free agency to start?
"Had ezio who leads the league in rbi's second baseman boba shit vobis shortstop does dante son and then you had vlad junior they had three guys who pretty good pedigree that was there two three four hitters for pretty much the entire year all those guys will be in aaa i think soon they're talking about vlad when he comes off the deal with his patellar tendon deal that he's gonna be in buffalo so that's a september call up by actually really be excited if that happens yeah i honestly would say all three of them yeah would would excite me 'cause bijou's my favorite player ever so disease do that thing that i mean it's pretty good very good mary are moving onto the n b a a lot of stuff coming out today as lebron james is now officially los angeles laker there's a great story on espn ramona shelburne did a great story on just everything that went through everything that's a win down with the lakers and trying to sign lebron james how magic johnson apparently waited outside of lebron's house for an hour i don't buy that for one second magic johnson's not sitting in his car for an hour waiting for the broadway kidding me he knew exactly what the bronze decision was i can't see magic sitting there waiting for him i just can't johnson oh but oh by story it's real cute story but i don't buy for one second magic johnson sitting around for anybody for an hour that man doesn't look like you wasted time to be honest that's true that's very true also apparently algebra needs rich paul sent jeanie buss a one word text just said congratulations and apparently gm rob pelinka received a similar tax and also included a balloon emojis say you know like you if you do congratulations yeah the balloons come out right away turn that off because congrats type congratulations balloons papa iphone yeah i didn't know that yeah rob bleaker decide profile on the athletic right now and you go rob lowe yeah he's very he's got married very much idea he looks very he looks very la his i like there's an article about with pelinka today talking about how not building a team like the warriors but building a team to defend and be different than the warriors and all the guys that they got are versatile to wade geyser it's not just about shooters but their lengthy there he goes we have a lineup that can be six eight and above all with you know two guards three guards with lebron ma ingram has guys it's unbelievable see how it plays out one other anecdote from that's apparently bill walton decided to call his son to congratulate him while he was at a grateful dead concert this is what luke said yeah he and drummer mickey hart were in the background yelling at me bill said rhythm is the answer to everything in life luke walton said with a laugh he said so once i figure out what that means we'll be good join these semi congratulations and confetti came down there you go there you go all what it's about the confetti what it's about do you like the grateful dead no it's sacrilege i almost want to say fan i listen i know the legacy and it makes you you save this tape this and play tomorrow for because they're from here i got to like him i got every just like the start off their trip out of jealousy from us by saying we don't like the dead i will say at the bay area benefit the fire kafr concert last year saw dead and company and it was cool and i got the vibe and it was cool to just be fighting and everything but yeah it's not something i'm gonna throw on in my car and listen all the way to work right would knowing sometimes aren't they just annoying am i going to be on the only one that's going to i'm going to say it i don't care if everyone's looking at me sideways grateful dead fans can be annoying at times just shut up a right it's over with jerry garcia passed away the grants no that's all right listen just because it's the from the bay area do we have to like them out hey bro abram it mac maximum just hey jambi mind tomorrow jam bands are definitely an acquired taste so but and again i think you have to be.
United Arab Emirates has joined Saudi Arabia in agreeing to release Ethiopian prisoners from its jails
"Event in sarajevo as mr edwin mobilizes potential voters ahead of snap presidential and parliamentary polls in june then as waylon will head to the polls in a few hours for a presidential election that the incumbent socialist president nicolas maduro is widely expected to win the election has been condemned by venezuela's neighbors as illegitimate katie watson reports from caracas there's not much enthusiasm for these elections among most venezuelans the vote was supposed to be held in december but when mr madurai brought the date forward digital notice his critics accused him of behaving like a dictator and disrespecting the democratic process with many opposition leaders in jail in exile banned from running the main parties decided to boycott the vote but henry falcon his second in the polls broke with the opposition to run as a candidate believing that voting's the only way to bring about change us wildlife officers shot dead cougar that killed a cyclist and injured another in washington state the police say their agents use tracker dogs to locate the big cat the two cyclists have been riding north bend when the attack occurred bbc news ethiopian officials say the united arab emirates has joined saudi arabia in agreeing to release ethiopian prisoners from its jails the chief of staff of the ezio paean prime minister abby akhmed said on sunday that they were still waiting on the specifics including numbers he added that six hundred ninety of the one thousand prisoners released by saudi arabia had already been repatriated many of them had been detained for staying in the country illegally the qatar played by bob dylan during his controversial nineteen sixty six going electric tour has sold at auction in new york city for half a million dollars the fender telecaster is associated with the singers transition from folk music to electric rock keith adams has the details the moment the bob dylan concert.