35 Burst results for "Four Hundred Million"
Hollywood Is Remaking Whitney Houston’s Iconic Film ‘the Bodyguard’
"Love the bodyguard. Well now it's getting a remake in fans are divided. Are you here for bodyguard or you know. You can't remake an iconic legendary film like this. I mean it grows over. Four hundred million in the worldwide box office. It was the best selling soundtrack of all time. We got heads for wendy. Used in what we don't need another kid whitney sing that song again and i don't want to hear it. Don't do it. Everyone's trying to do it all the time. Don't do it.
Canada, First Nations Reach $8B Settlement Agreement Over Drinking Water Advisories
"The canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with the first nations to settle to class action lawsuits over drinking water advisories as dan carpenter reports. More than one hundred forty thousand people could be compensated. If the court approves the settlement. The proposed agreement is worth nearly eight billion dollars. One and a half billion would be direct compensation to people who have not had access to clean drinking water. There would also be money for the creation of a four hundred million dollar first nations economic and cultural restoration fund to first nations launched. A class action lawsuits against wall over the lack of safe drinking water in their communities. Mark miller is canada's indigenous services minister as well as forward commitment to support reliable access to safe drinking water on razor with six billion dollars in targeted supports including capital at operations and maintenance and finally the modernization of canada's first nations drinking water legislation the canadian government of prime minister justin trudeau had pledged in two thousand and fifteen to lift all drinking water advisories in first nations communities by march of this year. One hundred and eight advisories have been lifted. Fifty-one remain in effect. Most of them in ontario miller says the agreement in principle brings the parties. a step. Closer to reconciling a long history and it can be celebrated as a step in the right direction toward achieving the goal of clean water for all for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.
New Type of Ancient Massive Explosion Explains Mystery Star
"A massive explosion. Ten times more powerful than a supernova being described as a magneto rotational hyper could provide the power to produce one of the most mysterious stars in the galaxy. The star is located some seven thousand. Five hundred lie is away in the halo of the milky way galaxy a supernova is the explosive death of a star a blast so powerful it can outshine in thai galaxy for weeks on end and even more powerful explosion than any supernova is a high turnover oblast generated by the merger of two neutron stars. And these have recently been confirmed as the source of the rapid neutron capture nuclear synthesis process which is thought to forge the periodic tables heaviest elements. But that still mon- enough to explain the levels or types of elements found in the specter of this mysterious star. This unusually strong start destroying blast. The magneto rotational hype over is the most likely explanation for the presence of unexpectedly high amounts of very specific signature element in this inch star. These include zinc uranium europeam and possibly gold all of which seem to have been detected in this extremely primitive star catalogued as sms. S j two double zero three double two point five four minus double one four two zero three point three. It's carrot address in the sky. The star is what's known as a population to star star produced directly out of the elements forged in the explosive core collapse supernovae marking the death of the very first stars in the universe known as population three stars population. Three stars unique. They'll produce directly out of the hydrogen and helium produced in the big bank. Thirteen point eight two billion years ago. They thought they were first. Formed somewhere around three hundred to four hundred million. After the big bang ending the cosmic dark ages and triggering. The epoch of rian is ation the process which made the universe looked away. That's
Catch-up Mustered: Europes Vaccination Drive
"A covert passport scheme launched this week could soon allow vaccinated travelers to roam freely throughout the european union people. It's a great european achievement. Seven countries are already issuing digital certificates and all member states could be using them by july as restrictions. Lift vaccination numbers rise outdoor dining returns. It appears that the block as a firm hand on the pandemic but even just a few months ago that wasn't at all the case the eu has a waste ago and is vaccination drive less than a quarter of adults are now fully vaccinated compared to about half in america or britain stanley. All rights for the economist from peres. The good news is that supply. Bottlenecks in europe finally eased and national inoculation drives a really starting to take shape which is to say. The eu is catching up with britain america. Other vaccine leaders catching pretty fast. Europe wants seventy percent of its adult population fully vaccinated by the end of the summer. If it manages that it would actually be on par or even beyond the us where vaccination rates are steadily falling. That goal seemed implausible. A few weeks ago now it might just get. They're getting doses. Getting actual vaccine was the biggest problem but now they're coming in thick and fast just to give you an idea. In the three months ending on june thirtieth the eu expects member states for whom it's been buying these vaccines to receive over four hundred million jobs. That's nearly one per citizen in the eu and it's four times the figure for the first three months of the year by the end of twenty twenty one according to european commission estimates. The you could be making three billion vaccines a year.
Jim Cramer and Rob Maurer Discuss Tesla's Q1 Earnings
"One of the biggest earnings reports to come so far this week has been tesla came last night. Now i want to bring on his various guests raum our host daily and an investor in tesla. Now rob i want to start by discussing tesla's overall earnings which should beat wall street. Expectations and revenue was up. Seventy four percent from a year ago kentucky this momentum going. Yeah definitely think so. I think what we're seeing a little bit of a sell off. Today is probably a lot of excitement than tends to build into earnings and then when there's no massive surprise or something like that. Although tested beat they were driven by some one time items when there's no massive surprise or updated guidance or something like that investors can move onto the next thing but for investors that are willing to take a long-term view on tesla which most people should be this really you know decade-long girl stories. We've talked about. I think you know. There's a lot to be excited about from from their innings. Report yesterday rob. How much did they really make it. Back up the credits. That cup the Yeah so they reported a non gap net income of just over a billion dollars. Half of that was regulatory credits. So about half a billion there One hundred million came from the sale of bitcoin so tests on key one acquired about one and a half billion in bitcoin. They sold about ten percent of their stake. Somewhere around fifty percent profit on on that sale of about one hundred hundred billion or one hundred million there so backing out those things You know they earned about four hundred million dollars but On a non gab basis on a gap baselessly Technically back out the regulatory credits. They still have lost. But that's not a great way to look at it. Tesla has super high stock based compensation right now because of elon. Musk's co compensation plan three hundred million dollars of their stock based compensation. This quarter was because of musk's plan. That's not gonna continue. There's only about seven hundred million dollars left in total on the plan yet to be recognized. So if tesla continues the pace that they were out in key one. That's only gonna continue for a more quarters. And i think over the next few quarters. We're gonna see that decline anyway as It's just gonna take a little bit longer for the rest of that to be recognized.
The US and Guns: Can Anything Change?
"To the foreign desk. I'm andrew mullah. My guest today. Are chris brown and robert spitzer chris. Brown is president of the gun. Control lobby group brady. She joins us from arlington virginia. Robert spitzer is distinguished service professor of political science at the state university of new york and the author of several books on gun. Control an eighth edition of his book. The politics of gun control was published last year. He joins us from portland. New york chris. I'll ask you first the big question then. We will look at a series of smaller questions when you think of the problem of america and guns. How actually solvable is because by most best guesses. There's about four hundred million guns that large in the united states. You're not going to get all of them. So with the best will in the world and with all the political capital you might want what kind of impact could realistically be made. Nearly one hundred percent actually and takes is really the political will to has some pretty basic laws. That ninety percent of americans agree with literally from last to expand the brady background check system to continue the momentum that we have in the states around certain issues but also recognizing that we have an epidemic in the united states. Right determined five times more likely to get shot in the united states than any other industrialized country in this earth. And we have to understand if we're going to fix it. The different components of what leads to forty thousand people a year being shot and killed and nearly eighty thousand additional individuals being shot and surviving those injuries part of that is homicide hearted that is unintentional injury of kids in their home with guns a very small fraction our our definition of mass shooting and two-thirds are suicide
The LEGO Movie - Content Marketing Genius
"Back in two thousand fourteen. Lego kids building block company released a movie and in doing so. They effectively school. The rest of us on how content marketing should be done. Not only did this movie generate over four hundred million dollars in profits in. Its earn right. It boosted sales of lego products by over three and a half billion dollars with a b. And the reason it did that was not because it created a glorified add food the product that they were trying to sell in fact it worked for the exact opposite reason they set out to create entertainment and whilst most of us don't have the luxury of working for a brand is well known as something like lego. The principle still remains the same. When we create our content we should focus on trying to entertain too often. We try to sell all. We try to inform now informing in its own. Right is not a bad thing if that information is really truly interesting and valuable to app potential consumers but if you entertain you will get attention now you may not get three point six billion dollars worth of intelligent fair enough but still win creating your content think about how you can create something entertaining too often in fact most of the time the stuff that we create it's not entertaining. It's kinda boring. Might be informative. Yeah but that's also still a little bit boring so focused on creating entertainment. That is the key to a successful content marketing strategy. I la liga
Running out of Money in Retirement With Mark Rolette
"With me. Of course is mark rolette founder and president of south shore retirement services in hingham broadcasting from the brand new south shore. Retirement services radio studio and we're thrilled to be together and to celebrate spring and Certainly better health for so many americans and all that mark nice to see you might be saying and it's great to be in this new studio feel like a real professional mom. Well you sound like one. I'll tell you and it's great. It's great to be able to communicate as we have been all this time even though on occasion where in remote locations so today we focus on a lot of things but today. That's the nagging question that people have what happens if i run out of money and can i possibly run out of money after i stopped working after. I'm in retirement to question that people ask you all the time. And let's talk about how you answer that. Yeah absolutely i as you know our motto here at sexual retirement is nobody should have to worry about running out of money in retirement right simple that that's what that's what our goal is with every client. That comes in the door that they shouldn't have to worry about it. But of course people worry about that all the time. That's almost everyone's number one. Fear going into retirement. Could i possibly run out of money in retirement. And i don't care if you have four hundred thousand dollars or four hundred million dollars. Nobody likes to lose money It's just a case of whether you have the wherewithal or the ability. To weather that storm and righted back and people just don't know met. I bet very wealthy Real estate developers who have the same concerns that Somebody who may not maybe doesn't have hundreds of millions of dollars so that anxiety for so many people transitioning and thinking about retirement shouldn't be anxiety shouldn't be that complicated. It shouldn't be that stress of the wait and see approach and rolling the dice in retirement and hoping for the best. It should be a retirement strategy. That is a solid foundation that gives you the ability to ride out any storm. That's coming so you don't have to worry about running out of money in retirement and that's what we do.
"four hundred million" Discussed on Your Favorite Band Sucks
"Sometimes greed sometimes to cover their tax bill which i guess maybe some artists had some outstanding tax payments that they had to bank which is weird because you're still going to pay taxes on the lump sum. Well the other thing is some people think that biden is probably going to hike the capital gains right right here. I mean there's a lot of money you're gonna get to keep by taking this ahead of potential capital gain raise. That's a whole separate topic of paying taxes and important part of i mean i get it. Nobody wants to pay taxes. But it's also an important part of being american and having a business that you generate hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth like sorry but you gotta pay taxes. We all do so many ways. I guess for some artists. Somebody sits down with you and they have clout they. Don't look like this suit. I guarantee you if the investment banker sat down with these artists and said i'll give you a four hundred million dollars you would. They'd be like fuck you fuck. You know what i mean like but someone sits down with you eight. You may be you know or has a name you actually take the meeting and maybe when they convinced you that giving up the rights to your music which means you will have no control over it for the rest of your life is worth whatever. Check that they're willing to write you the other thing. Is that the examples that you through around. Were examples of the multiple that hypnosis is paying upwards of fifteen to twenty times the yearly revenue. But like what was standard before this guy sort of doing this was like ten. Like eight to ten is what publishing companies were paying to acquire which is also insane. I mean honestly. Most companies would sell for like three times earnings. Give someone fifteen or twenty times. They would earn now. Here's the catch to that. If i give you twenty times if it's supposedly going to take me twenty years to recoup my investment no fucking way. Is that actually going to happen. What is going to happen sooner or later..
The COVID Effect is a Boon for Kids Online Gaming
"If you had to guess one company that saw revenues absolutely skyrocket in twenty twenty. What would you say you might think. I don't know what zoom maybe peril others another brand benefiting from a rough twenty twenty. It's roadblocks and online game that counts middle schoolers as its biggest fans. Don't ask me how. I know if you have a preteen noah preteen or are a preteen. Chances are you've heard of blocks. He lets users around one hundred fifty million a month build and play video games without needing to know how to write code. It's free to join. The company makes money through the sale of in-app purchases using its own virtual currency users can buy costumes for their virtual characters or jump up a level or two game and when i say roadblocks makes money i do mean a lot of money. Roablock says revenue jumped seventy percent between september twenty nineteen and september twenty twenty two more than six hundred million dollars. The motley fool reported that the games daily users number over thirty million people. Those figures have investors drooling and last week. They got a chance to buy into roadblocks wild success when the company went public the platforms value soared sixty percent to forty seven billion dollars after its first day of trading so who would have thought an online kids game would be exploding in popularity right about now. Well anyone who has a middle schooler at home. If kids seem extra attached to their tech devices at the moment. they're not alone. The amount of time kids spent on screens doubled in the first half of twenty twenty. As compared to the same period the prior year so reports the new york times custodio which tracks device usage kids ages four through fifteen called the cova effect socially isolated kids largely stuck at home made for quite the captive audience and that meant more money for games like roadblocks one reddit users summed it up nicely. Kids who distance learning always have tabs open and roadblocks the user wrote quote and nowhere. Mommy leaves her purse unquote. But roadblocks isn't the only game out there benefiting from all those open internet tabs minecraft has been making microsoft quite proud parent company as of late the game which bills itself as an open ended online video game saw twenty five percent increase in new players in the early months of the pandemic. Unlike roadblocks minecraft users pay up front for access to the game that netted them over four hundred million in revenue last year. Nowhere near roadblocks is twenty twenty revenue but both companies have turned quite the prophet in a year that decimated several industries but the so-called cove effect is only expected to last as long as well. Cova does right best of secret. Even roadblocks said so in its s one filing they wrote quote. We do not expect these activity levels to be sustained and in future periods we expect growth rates for our revenue to decline unquote whether or not usage rates. Actually plummet is more kids. Go back to school. Long-abandoned screen time rules claw their way back into homes that does remain to be seen but one thing is clear. The roadblocks rage has taught us to never underestimate the power of a kid with access to a technological device and knowing where to find a credit card is helpful to come on. Don't just blame the ipad
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign
"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.
Australia is demanding tech giants pay for news. Google relented, Facebook didn’t
"A dispute between lawmakers and american tech giant's took a dramatic turn this week for months. The government has been debating a new media code that would force the likes of google and facebook to pay traditional news outlets win linking to their content. The code was approved on wednesday by australia's lower house of parliament and is expected to pass in the senate next week on the same day. Google announced a three year. Deal with news court. The rupert murdoch owned conglomerate that has a big presence in australia's broadcast market google's decision to pay up in line with the proposed legislation was seen as a move to placate lawmakers but facebook took a different approach. Australians waking up yesterday to see the news wouldn't have actually seen any news if they get their news from facebook because on that day facebook decided to block all news articles australia. Tom wainwright is our media. Editor facebook tried to ban just news websites. That was the intention but it eased some kind of machine learning method which didn't seem to go very well because as well as banning news sites they banned all kinds of other things charities the fire service health services a project for children with cancer and most of those were reasonably quickly corrected npr thames. The damage was done people outraged. Why exactly where people outraged well. People are outraged about fact that so many things have been blocked the whence pace to be blocked but people are saying that in the middle of a pandemic is obviously not a great time to be blocking legitimate news sites providing true information about things. You know what the state of current lockdown laws are or where to get your vaccine that kind of thing. Scott morrison the prime minister not surprisingly is capitalizing on this. The idea of shutting down the sort of sorts digest today as some sort of threat. We'll have a strategy is reactive at. He's keen to make this as much of an international question as he can and he's pointing out to other countries are considering these codes as well and and wrestling with the same dilemmas. So i think australia is hoping that other countries will take it side in this battle and so what did facebook say about. How did they explain itself. Facebook says the australia's position basically rests on a misunderstanding about the relationship between facebook and publishers. And they say the actually. When facebook publishes a link to an article is the publisher actually benefiting from that not facebook and so they think that they should be the ones who are required to pay publishers for linking to publish it stories in fact they say the australia last year they reckon that they generated more than five billion referrals to australia new sites which they say would be worth about four hundred million australian dollars and they say actually if publishes thing that somehow getting a deal from this they should just stop publishing their stories to facebook. They're not under any obligations. Have their stuff on that. But for its part. Google made a different decision. Well that's interesting google's done exactly the opposite you know the tech firms faced with this in some ways. Impossible demand know they were told to pay up or take their business elsewhere. Facebook decided it was probably less bad to shut down its news links than it was to set the precedence of coughing up. Google the opposite choice. And it's this week a deal with news coal. Which is rupert murdoch's news organization and smaller deals with of the news organizations the terms of which have been fully disclosed. But the gist seems to be that. They'll basically pay them lots of money and in return they'll be allowed to carry on listing their news articles. And what do you make of those different approaches to this threat of of the differing actions that google and facebook of taking on this i think really reflect the kinds of business that they're in for face but they say the news actually is quite a small part of what they do is less than four percent. They say of what you see on your news feed for google. I think search engine. That wasn't allowed to show links twenty news articles wouldn't be much of search engine and you can imagine people pretty quickly abandoning google and going to something else like say being which is owned by microsoft which has been a chilly diversities these australian reforms. So i think google just decided that it was too big a hit for it to take facebook decided to gamble and i think we'll see in the next few days whether this gamble pays
"four hundred million" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Riot Games CEO Faces Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment, Misconduct
"Games CEO has been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by a former employee and they're investigating internally. I'm at dreams and this is the Esports minute from you Sports Network racking said money issues with gender discrimination in the workplace starting with a 2018 article published by Kotaku that detailed the culture of sexism it right games developer has basically been in court the entire time multiple lawsuits have been filed against the company and one lawsuit was settled out of court for ten million dollars and I think most people thought that was the end of it but after being examined by California state agencies found that the woman might be entitled to as much as four hundred million dollars. So the women pulled out of the ten million dollar settlement then they got new legal counsel. And now they're back in court. The ten million was not paid out and the case has not been settled that case is still ongoing with Ride Games trying to push more women into arbitration and prevent a jury trial but last month another case was opened up against the wage. Sharon O'donnell vs riot games, Nicolas Le rent or rent is the CEO of Riot Sharon O'donnell was a former executive assistant for the company who worked closely with the rent during her time O'Donnell accuses the rent of creating a hostile work environment with allegations of unwanted sexual advancements demeaning comments about O'Donnell's femininity and termination for not reciprocating his advancement Riot games naturally disputed that characterization of her termination. There are specific grievances in the filing. I cannot go over them all in this format, but they include the page as you know, Donald whether she could quote handle him when they were alone at his house and quote and there were also according to O'Donnell questions about her underwear according to the lawsuit when O'Donnell refused became angry started removing work responsibilities and eventually terminated her contract right game says that O'Donnell was terminated after over a dozen complaints from employees and external p.m. There's no ride games claim to be changing their culture for the better after that Kotaku article the rent even published a blog post titled the buck stopped with the CEO where he pledged to do better off clearly Riot games has not worked through all of their issues with this case and the other one that is still ongoing. We will update you more on this show as these cases progress.
Community-powered solutions to the climate crisis
"Home. It's where we celebrate our triumphs. Make our memories and confront our challenges and these days there are plenty of those an historic pandemic wildfires floods and hurricanes all threaten our basic safety. These challenges hit even harder in communities that have been cut out of equal opportunities in the us. Unfair and racist housing policies called redlining have for decades forced black brown indigenous and poor white families into areas rife with toxic chemicals that make people sick. They're surrounded by concrete that traps extreme temperatures demand more cooling more money more energy more carbon. Our problems are interconnected. Imagine all we can do when we realized the solutions are two at the solutions project. We've seen that some of the people most impacted by covid nineteen least likely to have a steady place to call home and most affected by the damage to our climate are already working on effective and scalable solutions. Take buffalo in miami where affordable housing has become a community solution to the climate crisis. Buffalo new york is the third poorest city in the united states and six small segregated but our people. How're is strong. Over the last fifteen years my organization push buffalo has been working with residents bill ren- affordable housing deploy renewable energy and to roll the resilience in power in our communities. We saw heating bills soar over the last pay. We organized state policy help. Small businesses into our people to work. By the rising homes we responded with equal landscaping ingredient infrastructure when record rainfalls flooding our neighborhoods. We replaced the concrete that overwhelmed and may heat ways unbearable. Let us visit school. Seventy seven and eighty thousand square foot public school building that was closed and abandoned for nearly a decade but pushed off low in the community transforms to solar power forcible senior apartments and a community center. This is what the community wants it when private developers were school building for high end loft apartments eight hundred residents mobilized came up with a plan. We became new york. State's first community. Solar projects in during the coronavirus pandemic abon tier running mutual at catalyst. Miami anga miami climate alliance. We work with dozens of other organizations to enact policies. Ride safe housing anthrax climate. Here in miami. We've seen a four hundred percent increase in tidal flooding between two thousand six and twenty sixteen. And i've seen forty nine additional ninety degree days per year since nineteen seventy. We fought for the miami forever. Bond to fund four hundred million dollars for affordable housing and climate solutions. Yet every day we continue to see luxury high rise condos being built in our neighborhoods added more concrete in heat on the ground. Some of our members are taking matters into their own hands. Literally conscious contractors is a grassroots collective that formed during hurricane irma to protect rebuild and beautify our communities all while increasing energy efficiency. They don't think that anyone should have to choose between paying a high a. c. bill and living in a hot in moldy house that will worsen respiratory illnesses such as asthma or corona virus. They fix problems at the source. Advocates across the country are holding their governments accountable. Climate solutions that keep their communities in place we need to push from reportable housing green infrastructure and flip protections because these are the solutions that solve many problems at once.
Biden administration to boost vaccine supply amid shortages
"The blighted ministration says it's ramping up coronavirus vaccine purchases the president says the government's ordering two hundred million more does switch will boost the total order by fifty percent from four hundred million order to six hundred million enough to vaccinate three hundred million Americans by the fall for now he says the government will surge vaccine deliveries to states the next few weeks amid complaints of shortages and canceled appointments starting next week that's an increase of one point four million doses per week he's pledging states will get detailed forecasts of what to expect each week instead of having to guess like now Sager mag ani Washington
China's Starring Role in Hollywood
"So what does china have to do with hollywood. So this is a particularly important year for the china. Hollywood relationship because this is the year that the chinese box office is expected to surpass the american box office as the most important box office in the world. This is james taker. He's the deputy director for free expression research and policy pen america and the author of the pen. America report made in hollywood censored by beijing now to get access to that box office. Any movie studio in this includes hollywood has go through. A regulatory process set up by beijing. Set up by the chinese government. The is that this regulatory process includes censorship that compliance with china censorship model is a prerequisite to entering the chinese market. So what we've seen. Increasingly is hollywood studios firstly complying with the censorship and editing or altering or removing content that chinese central subject to but increasingly. We're seeing more proactive. Compliance anticipatory compliance. And a self censorship basically removing things that studios even suspect will upset the chinese sensor and beyond that sort of working more actively with chinese censors and chinese government officials to include portrayals of china or to include portrayals at the chinese government particularly likes within their movies in many cases altered content only affects the versions that are sent to theaters in china but in other cases these changes are included in the global release to meaning that american audiences and audiences all over. The world are sometimes watching propaganda without even knowing it it shocking when you think about it for a second and seems to undermine a lot of what hollywood stands for. So why are they doing it. Hollywood studios like any other foreign studios in this situation really have significant economic imperatives to cooperate with this chinese model censorship in order to get into the country and this is perhaps most pronounced when we look at hollywood's. Biggest movies the blockbusters the movies that everyone sees you know movies like iron man. Three where china's sensors were actually invited to the set to kind of see what was going on every city further released way back in two thousand thirteen ironman three grossed one point two billion worldwide of that it made four hundred and nine million domestically and one hundred and twenty one million in china. That's a huge chunk of change and the proportion of prophets coming from china continues to grow. There is a quota system. That is in place where the chinese government will allow up to thirty four movies from outside the country. Technically they can bend the rules on this little bit but usually the numbers thirty four. Many of these spots are obtained by hollywood studios. With their biggest blockbusters and access or lack thereof to the chinese market for these big big movies can literally make or break the profitability of certain. Hollywood movie in two thousand nine hundred nine before the pandemic caused chaos in the film industry global box office sales were worth roughly forty two point. Five billion dollars of this the. Us box office accounted for eleven point. Four billion and china's accounted for nine billion while the us was still slightly ahead it's take had fallen from twenty thousand eighteen whereas china's had continued a long trend of growth the pandemic has made it difficult to measure things accurately but many think that china's market either already has or will very soon surpass that of the us and that the trend will only become more pronounced with time and regardless china has already become essential to hollywood's bottom line especially when it comes to domestic flops. Consider the twenty sixteen film warcraft based on the video game or so it was reported just to break. Even the film needed to gross four hundred million worldwide but in the us it got panned and only brought in forty six point seven million not to fear china to the rescue because of the popularity of the video game there had the widest release of any film up to that point and pushed prophets into the green with a final total of four hundred twenty two million
Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat Addresses Bank's Risk Management Deficiencies
"Was fined four hundred million dollars earlier this month for lacking adequate risk controls and entered into a consent order with a Federal Reserve should investors be concerned about that. Well, I would say first, you know, we are disappointed that we fall short of our Regulators expectations and as we've said very publicly as an institution, we are fully committed to thoroughly addressing the issues identified in those consent words as part of that. There are four main areas of focus in there around risk management data governance controls and compliance and I think what important what ties these together is, you know, the the the need or desire to continue the modernization of our infrastructure our governance in our process dead. And we have had remediation programs in place. And while we've been making progress against those we're simply not where we need to be and and we acknowledge that and and I would say wow. This is is disappointing. We are committed to addressing the issues and you know continuing to kind of push forward in those areas that we've described. You know, we've already begun making structural changes celebrating our programs and Investments and you know as a firm, I think we're absolutely laser focused on automating processes ensuring accurate data can be assessed quickly and and we're I you know is reproducing management regulatory reports it again, nine months into the crisis, you know, those systems have served us well, but we can certainly make them better.
AI for Translating Enterprise Content - with Spence Green of Lilt
"So i know. We're gonna be talking about ai for translation and clearly. That's a a workflow that you folks are impacting. Get an understanding of what it looks like. Now you get a big brand like an intel or some some large company. That's got localize all their web content. How do they do that with people. Sure so dan let me let me. I tell you a story so you can understand what the motivation for doing. This translation is so most people today are familiar with google. Translate and use it when you browse the web and you could translate chrome or you use it on your phone and you'll see this in a lot of consumer devices and that's really useful for these consumer use cases where you on translate a sign you see on the road or you see a restaurant menu or you just want to get a gist of a web page of language that you don't speak okay so that not as widely used. Google translate has had enormous impact. And everybody's familiar with that. The second case. I think it more. Broadly is in business and so our motivation for building. This company was experience. I had about fifteen years ago. I was living overseas in a country. A non english speaking country Were but were. Linguists was spoken as lingua franca. And i had a friend who didn't speak english but spoke the native language of this country and he told me that he was paid less and could not get a job because he didn't speak english. And this occurred to me as a sort of inequality that we don't talk about very much are you can learn a language but you can't control your native language. If you don't speak english it's a barrier to opportunity undertake percent okay so taking that as the premise. Now take got to business. Businesses sell their products and services. And they wanna make those available to people in different languages so that they can do their job so that they can do research for products so that they can learn and presently the way that that is done is by hiring people to type translation. There's assistance used but for the most part it's just hiring human translators to translate much the same way that transition has been done since i don't know before agricultural so what we wanted to do and no machine translation was used so this was about twenty ten when we were learning about this problem. So what we are initial idea was to emma and i met working on google. Translate to take that technology and art meant what translators do the translation. Problem is not a solved problem so we can't fully remove the human translator but we can certainly amplify what they do and if we can do that then we can make it much more affordable inefficient for companies to make all of their information available to anybody who wants it and so for comparison right now companies pay about eighty dollars for an eight and a half by eleven one and a half spaced. Page of twelve point type. So it's very very expensive. Let's ten yeah. Yeah and so we wanna use technology to drive that price down so that for a fixed budget. Companies can localize more of their information. That's good for them. They can grow their business. And it's good for the world because more people have access to the products and services that you and i take for granted. Yeah so. And i guess there's like the equality element here that you're sort of bringing in on the side but clearly it's just like if intel wants people in japan to read their stuff. There's that benefit to right. We were in english primarily we can. We can move our product. Yeah that's right. There's there's four hundred no there's about four hundred million native speakers of english there's about another seven hundred million l two speakers and then there are a couple of hundred million speaking for language. You're talking one and a half million people in the world that speak english that leaves what five and a half billion humanity. Yeah regarding of humanity right so it's it's not just for positive social impact. We're capitalists and this is an opportunity for businesses to to grow their son of customers at eighty bucks a page. I mean that's a business opportunity right the folks that we've seen working on translation of all kinds of pick their lane. Your lane seems to be sort of digital asset. So maybe we'll walk through what that looks like now. So let's say a big company knows a general electric you know they're they're got a new jet engine in they're going to sell it around the world as do normally they're going to create their when it's web pages it sales collateral you probably know the list and then and then they would hire their team of people hopefully have a relationship with who are going to a really nice fine comb job at eighty bucks a page of four for all those different assets that more or less what it looks like now. Yeah that's exactly right. So typically a business will decide we're going to do business in these markets and that's a business decision and then the choices which of their of their english experience because usually companies translating out of english four. You're going to make available in that market and so for example. One of our customers is intel. Everybody knows intel's products and intel sales. They look lies into about sixteen languages right now. And so that's everything that's until dot com product manuals technical specs marketing materials. Everything having to do with intel's products and services and it turns out that despite the fact that translation so expensive it's typically less expensive than offering new content from scratch every day work in the second sort of operational constraint is companies generally want a consistent brand across their products and services. If you're offering things in different locales you've got a lot more people involved. It's very very difficult to control the brand so it's much easier to author in one language. Control the brand messaging there and then localized into a bunch of different languages. So that's kind of the business. Motivation for
Jack Dorsey's Square has reportedly expressed interest in buying Jay-Z's music streaming platform, Tidal
"We're gonna talk financials. And i'm going to go broad in a minute but first i wanted to get your thoughts on this story involving square which are reports. The jack dorsey is interested in buying title. Which is a music music streaming service. I never heard of before today. Look jack dorsey has said in the past. He's interested in building on the square platform to offer other services. Music streaming doesn't strike me as an obvious natural fit. But what was your reaction when you saw this story. I mean my initial reaction is probably right on right on par with yours there. It doesn't seem like the doesn't seem like the first place. I would go if we're looking to build out this this square commerce ecosystem. I appreciate what he's saying what he's thinking about wanting to do longer term with with the business and with with the platform with with what square offers and i think a lot of this kind of around the cash maybe but yeah i mean it title is is. I've heard that before never subscribed to it just as a music streaming service. They it was built on the idea that high fidelity sound in artists owning the music would perhaps be a differentiator and maybe a time ago that was at least the high fidelity but not anymore. I mean you're seeing companies from amazon and spotify to apple all investing in that same level of level of delivery there so You know there's anything with title that makes me think. Oh wow that's some big differentiator that makes me wanna consider dropping my spotify subscription. Because they don't have even anywhere close to the catalog spotify as or apple for that matter. In when you look at the actual business i mean they. They don't have anywhere near the subscribers. Man i think that number around two thousand and sixteen title reported somewhere in the neighborhood of three million subscribers which is just a fraction just as a just a fraction of what you'd find on spotify and apple and really that is one of the biggest advantages with with that line of work and music streaming as the size of your customer base But i mean the economics of music streaming are still very difficult so to me this. This reminded me a lot of mean a little while back if you recall twitter in this matters because jack dorsey is also the ceo twitter and understand the two very different businesses but same leader Twitter invested soundcloud. And they were actually kicking around acquiring soundcloud at one point and they decided not to do that instead through their twitter ventures They made i think. Seventy million dollar investment in soundcloud which quickly evaporated two zero. They pretty much and they just wrote the whole thing off because it was just nothing you could really do with that and in regard to square. I mean you remember. They had the caviar side of business a little. While back in food delivery they decided to go ahead and sell that to door dash in order to focus more on investing in its core payments business and at the time that made a lot of sense and that actually is a pretty good investment foursquare given that. They bought caviar for just under fifty million dollars and sold at the door dash for just a little over four hundred million so so that worked at. I agreed selling caviar just made sense. It wasn't something that really lined up with the rest of squares business at the time and there were clearly companies out there. That are doing it better. This kind of seems the same thing to me. It just doesn't really line up with squares. Business companies out there. That are doing it way. Better die worse is a thing. You gotta be really careful. It's gonna be interesting to see if they proceed with this because there's a price at which it's worth. The risk square is a one hundred billion dollar company. They have access to all kinds of capital. I don't a particular price in mind but there is probably less than five hundred million probably a good place to start. I mean there's there's a price at which dorsey overpays and it spooks investors and there's a price at which is a reasonable amount of money and if it pays off great and if not well we write it down. Yeah i the biggest risk here is. It's not a financial one. I don't think i mean to me. I would imagine this has to be far far under five hundred million. I think if i recall correctly. Jay z bought title at some point for fifty six million dollars in five years. So i mean it would be very hard pressed to argue that they've been witnessing some just exponential growth that would just pump that valuation up to new heights today. Give an even even with everything we've seen in the market where it seems like the more. The more money company loses the higher. The market wants to bid up at stock price. I don't know that would necessarily be the same case with title at imagine. The the biggest risk is not a financial one squares. Got the balance sheet. Pretty much do whatever they want. They can certainly afford it to me. It's really more about taking your eye off the ball and making bad investments.
"four hundred million" Discussed on KGO 810
"Obviously is our first big hitter for the for the season it's not something that's new to us we're just gonna Porter boots back on your browser to go and hang on hit the road AT is now closed in both directions between Nyack and Truckee fifty is opened by chains are required I five is close ten miles north of reading the C. H. P. is escorting traffic over the great find where it's snowing and mark near will have an update on your driver on the bay area in just a moment protesters were arrested during a rally at SFO yesterday as many as fifty people including three in San Francisco supervisors were taken into custody as hundreds of catering workers for a company that services American and United Airlines staged a protest yesterday at SFO international union employees time their demonstration with the busy thanksgiving travel season and said they were fighting for a living wage an affordable health care doesn't started to sit in a terminal two were flights for American Airlines apart and the arrests were made because the demonstrators field his first American Airlines issued a statement saying they were confident that a new nation wide agreement could be negotiated that increases pay and benefits AGS Terry Ross reports the demonstration was the latest in a series of protests at the nation's airports to call attention to American Airlines the house Judiciary Committee opens its own impeachment hearings next Wednesday correspondent Linda canyon has the latest share committee chairman Jerry Nadler says the first hearing will hear from constitutional lawyers who will discuss constitutional law and how it applies to the facts in the case congresswoman meddling dean is a member of the Judiciary Committee what judiciary has the opportunity to do is to inform everybody including the American people are on on exactly the constitutionality of the steps of impeachment for example what are high crimes and misdemeanors what did our founder's intent president trump has denied withholding H. pressure Ukraine to due to political favors for him the president insisted there was no quid pro quo although several witnesses have testified otherwise many Kenyan Washington a week away from the house Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings the timeline of events of how things got this far is changing according to a published report Bob Constantini has details of the reports suggesting president trump was briefed about the whistle blower complaint before he decided to unfreeze the military aid to Ukraine York times is reporting did in late August president trump was aware of the initial whistle blower complaint about his phone call was Ukraine's new president and within days on froze the military aid money of nearly four hundred million dollars setting to sources the reports as age were trying to determine if the complaint needed to be forwarded to Congress but the whistle blower had apparently already had contact with the staff of the house intelligence committee chaired by Adam Schiff regarding how to file a complaint eventually the White House released the whistle blower report in a rough transcript of the president's call with Ukraine's vote him as a landscape now at the center of the impeachment probe but Costantini Washington and a spokesperson for former president Jimmy Carter says he's been discharged from Emory University hospital after being treated for bleeding on the brain we will update your driving putting some delays on highway twenty four next with marking it a one KGO looking for the perfect gift then look no further than your local place for lots of perfect gift ideas whether.
"four hundred million" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Thank you Sir applause there from the from the gallery no they're not supposed to do that are we just gonna see person after person after person come before this board and call this conversation improper unusual and made me feel uncomfortable yes and where is that gonna leave us well they were arguing earlier today I've mentioned this before both Adam Schiff and now Nancy Pelosi has suggested that whatever happened on that phone call this deal between president trump and presidents Lynskey I'll use the finger quotes around the word deal was that allegedly Ukraine would not get four hundred million dollars in military aid on the last Lynskey came out publicly said that they were going to investigate the bidens quid pro quo here's the deal you scratch my back I'll scratch yours whatever both Adam Schiff a Nancy Pelosi have suggested that that may actually be bribery which is one of the three things spelled out in the constitution that you can impeach for treason bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors everybody else trying to fit into that umbrella of high crimes and misdemeanors has a whole lot more wiggle room than somebody trying to fit this into the term bribery and clearly not treason but cheer point these are people who have opinions about the phone call and I'm not saying that they're not correct I think it's improper what the president did or what it could be could be inferred from the conversation of if you announce please make sure that you announce it against my most likely opponent in a twenty twenty election I think that socks I think the idea of us going to a foreign government to investigate our former vice president sucks what does arise the level of impeachment and I don't know none of these people have answered that question because they can't they can give us what their opinion is of the phone call but that doesn't mean that any of them are any of them are going to be able to suggest to Adam Schiff this should go into an article of impeachment and once again Mitch McConnell over on the Senate side said I don't know what you guys are doing years are wasted all whole pant load time doing all of this stuff when all were dealing with this people's feelings about a phone call that they may or may not have heard about our conversations that they may or may not have been a part of did you hear about Elizabeth Warren trying to get in on the Andri Yang train no she's now taking one of his ideas and saying well yeah this is something we should look at she stealing studies dealing staff all right we'll talk about that and more about people to judge in his continued shining star it looks like in Iowa ahead of the Iowa caucuses during channel continuous wamp watch in a moment Monica Reyes has an update possible drug.
"four hundred million" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"His by trying to broad form just say things about me there are true and they won't take you pardon I just forty five just want to get the get what so so he's accusing the president of trying to bribe foreign leaders so that those four leader will say nasty things about Joe Biden how dare he what the hell yeah well it's a I don't think you have to bribe anybody was a shop by Joe Biden especially ways other criticizing the pardoning of US of war fighters yeah accused of war crimes remember it was he and his big F. and the old buddy Barack Obama that traded find terrorists from Guantanamo bay for all of the desert or bowl burghal and then said for secret panel of four hundred million dollars in cash the middle of the night to the murderous mad moles all of you one I will back the president follow backing our war fighters any day over those antics of over bomber and by that is just the outrageous yep this now but that is politics today orders in more of that between now and next November I was going to get ugly and we are at a point I think that we're as close in my view are too on civil unrest on a wide scale as I think we've been for quite some time and I've always said that there are three choices either we figure out a way of divorcing generals are amicably Wilder side by side but we're not going to visit with you people it's like you will be Montreal the rest also because of the camp all right or I will have some kind of low grade a civil unrest or high grade civil unrest it'll last for quite some time I think the most likely is that if indeed the socialist Democrats or take over the government will have a form of soft here any where we'll slow we have our rights leached away from us where the justification that will make you safer by doing this you know the president likes to say that this country will never turns socialists and not during his lifetime not if he has anything to say about our use of running with you know what scares me is after the fact because let's face it those of us that are now in our sixties and all we remember Lisa from our fathers and grandfathers amid the threat of socialism exactly what it's done but the millennials today the of the next was a generations either yeah I mean there's some of them are good but a lot of them don't and the fact is there are the future of this country and the more we still have a lot of brave men and women in their twenties and thirties serving in our armed forces and they understand the threat they understand what's going on but again the vast majority of others in this country they don't know no it comes on strong too what kind of nation are we and the millennials are coming down to we want to be a nation of guaranteed outcome which will put them to the socialist camp as should they vote that way we traditionally have been a land of opportunity I'm not.
"four hundred million" Discussed on 600 WREC
"I heart radio station office is set to testify today breaking ranks with others who defied subpoenas sandy is not a political appointee however but rather a career employee it only be working at the agency for years and for presidents of both parties house Democrats will press for details about the four hundred million dollars and security aid for Ukraine and reasons it was held up over the summer Democrats accuse president trump of bribery holding off aid unless you crane opened an investigation on political rivals fox is your helper and Republicans say the money was delivered no strings attached president trump grants clemency for three military officers including at major Matthew Goldstine accused of killing a bomb maker during a twenty ten deployment to Afghanistan it sends a clear signal the president of the United States is paying attention that he's not going to be backed off by institutional elements of the DOD they're gonna try to get retain their ability to do certain things and enforce outcomes Goldstine on fox and friends a special runoff for the governor's office today in Louisiana Louisiana is democratic governor John bel Edwards has a record of being pro second amendments and even pro life signing the state's abortion restrictions into law but his GOP opponent says it's not enough because he's supposed to be a model this is a level is guys liberal base you know they've got to stick with Republican any responding is hoping to beat Edwards of the election run off today Edward says respond he hasn't been able to campaign on state issues and is only playing the not so proverbial trump card Mister responding is extremely nervous and he should be he's invited the president for the third time to come to Louisiana to campaign for him Kevin brown fox news Erica is listening to fox news Graham some friends to join you for this high energy indoor cycling event benefiting the Crohn's and colitis foundation visit spin for dot org to.
"four hundred million" Discussed on KGO 810
"You would agree that it's in his portfolio would you not yes I would agree that no I I want to the neck I'm sorry a gentleman who have and rate of it generalises rams for a lot of it should not finished entry may finish your answer master of my time you're done right after credibly not on my time you're done and I don't quite understand why they felt the need why he felt the need that was congressman Turner why did he feel the need to be so rude to Marie of all of it my guess is David Katz David I'd asked you before about the Republican strategy that's part of it I mean what is it that does does that make them points when they treat a witness who is such a good witness like that well I think it makes demerits and not quite that it shows that they really don't have anything except you know chaos than to try to you know make it into like a food fight and then there was a food fight you know that that's an old tactic to try to disrupt the perception of proceedings right you make them chaotic and then you say well they were just about to carry out that they weren't going anywhere they've actually been on a very good a narrative to understand what's going on you know we had the two ambassadors the began I think that was a good strategy by chairmanship and by the Democrats so that people could see it in context and see how important it was and certainly tailor made it back though traffic compression explaining why it was so important what this is about this is about some little side issue that no one should care about this is our our enemy who interfered with our election who is expansiveness Lasha Dave the borders of Europe has been secured for many decades until Russia invaded Crimea and took that and that's part of Europe and what she just went took it in twenty fourteen now they're invading Ukraine we have a policy we're spending four hundred million dollars to try to prevent that in this particular instance Congress Democrats and Republicans had approved the funds and then trump took it upon himself to delay those funds that happened during the summer there was fighting going on Ukrainians we're losing lives this was life and death and top made it clear it was not going to be the least of them until they dismissed private cursed favor giving up some dirt or making a public statement that there was Derek all the CNN broadcast the temperate less they did one of those things they were not getting the funding and they only got four hundred million dollars to fund a cat that they desperately needed after the whistle was blown after people near the cat was out of the bag and so now they have this silly argument well it was finally released well yes it was finally released kind of like that money in a bank robberies finally released because the bank robbery doesn't exceed if not it depends the tried to rob the bank it's not a defense to extortion or bribery that you didn't ultimately sixty in the end and get away with it yes I had that I've got to take a break for a special report here but we'll come back and continue to talk along these lines I want to talk a little bit about how Maria Yavanna Marie of honor that fit into the narrative about trump's miss behavior and about his extortion his attempted extortion of Zielinski when we come back I David Katz is my guest on Pat Thurston and here's the special report.
"four hundred million" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The impeachment and the Ukraine a phone call a transcript which showed notes about that are just being released in Washington at this hour president trump in those notes repeatedly prodded Ukraine's new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U. S. Attorney General to investigate democratic political rival Joe Biden a five page memo summarizing the July twenty fifth call has been released by the White House this morning the conversation between president trump in the Ukraine president is just one piece of a whistle blower complaint made back in mid August trump told the Ukrainian president a quote if you can look into it it sounds horrible to me trump was talking about unsubstantiated allegations that Biden sought to interfere with Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation of his son our son hunter trump also confirm that he ordered his staff to freeze nearly four hundred million dollars. in aid to Ukraine a few days before the called president says he has done nothing wrong Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry with this at the center of it stay with WGN we'll have more on this as developments unfold within the next hour right here two women are recovering from a violent attack on a bike trail in crystal lake WGN's Ryan bro reports just to like police say the attack happened just after five o'clock Tuesday evening on the ridge field trace trail near McEnery county college the women were on the bike trail when they were said to have been bludgeoned by a man described as clean shaven in his fifties wearing a green bay Packers had green sweatshirt and dirty jeans the women were treated for non life threatening injuries Ribeiro WGNO close encounter with a coyote and a five year old girl in unincorporated villa park he was caught on the homeowners doorbell surveillance camera the girl's mother Elizabeth their pras bulky says the coyote changed her daughter around the yard before the child ran in Saudi really pursue her violently and I'm so glad she got away the girl was not heard still neighbors say it is troubling you're planning on asking for help from local authorities who are looking for that coyote state senator Martin Sandoval use in the spotlight after federal agents raided his office is Springfield and Cicero and his home in Chicago on the southwest side the raid happened yesterday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation investigators are looking into allegations that the Democrat used his official position to steer business to at least one company in exchange for kick back kick backs no charges have been filed and now with WGN neighborhood news here's Kim Gordon take the gun lead the cannoli several shops are putting together a mobster inspired Italian feasts along with winds to go with each course on board the Odyssey cruise ship tonight you'll feel like you're in the godfather as you cruise down the Chicago River the crew starts at seven I'm Kim Gordon the neighborhood news brought to you by wind try Chicago's community banks now with WGN sports here's Dave and last week of the baseball season has not started very well for. Chicago the cubs white Sox outscored by a combined twenty two two and a pair of losses white Sox open their final home stand losing to Cleveland eleven nothing Jose remember is just off the injured list get a first inning grand slam of Carson Fulmer and follow that up with a three run shot in the third off Hector Santiago and the Indians rolled his staff came out the AL wildcard race same two teams tonight right here on WGN at six thirty five time is just about run out for the cubs not mathematically eliminated yeah but close after Pittsburgh scored seven in the seven beat the cubs knighted to their seventh straight loss the cubs had five errors with Milwaukee wedding cubs are five back of the brewers for a wild card spot with five to go Washington did clinch a wild card berth back to work today for the bears getting ready for the Vikings Sunday and the Blackhawks their last home preseason game tonight against Washington young forward Alexander Niland or try to take another step towards making the rounds had a great star.
"four hundred million" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Four hundred million dollars in aid to that country in the phone call the president reportedly push for an investigation of Joe Biden's son senator Bob Menendez is top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee are we just going to let the president of the United States extort foreign leaders president trump denies any wrongdoing saying the money wasn't contingent on an investigation but the allegations have given new impetus to the impeachment effort in the house Jerry bowed under Washington the United kingdom's top court rules British prime minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he shut down parliament the U. K.'s Supreme Court president lady Hale read the judge's ruling the decision to advise her majesty to Perrin parliament was unlawful the ruling said that when the prime minister suspended parliament early it had the effect of preventing parliament from carrying out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification the speaker of the house of Commons said the lawmakers will return to work on Wednesday several members of parliament are now calling for Boris Johnson to resign his critics argue that he suspended parliament early ahead of the queen's speech in order to stop lawmakers from scrutinizing his brexit plan I'm Steve Castin bow Downing Street says Boris Johnson will fly back from the U. N. General Assembly earlier than planned president trump is expected to use his speech at the U. N. to blame a ran for strikes against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia Iran has denied involvement Israel's two largest political parties are meeting to discuss the possibility.
"four hundred million" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Will be building from scratch the infrastructure is gone so building roads building people's homes you may make it will need to be done jointer blue is the director general of tourism for the Bahamas thank you very much for joining us today you're very welcome the trump administration imposed new tariffs this weekend on more than a hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports the targets include chocolate sweet biscuits and chewing gum the import taxes highlight the evolution in the kind of products China sells to the world and here Scott Horsley reports on America's growing appetite for food from China. maybe it's no surprise that China exported eighty nine million dollars worth of green and black tea to the United States last year but apple juice yeah almost three hundred million dollars worth the US also imported nearly four hundred million dollars worth of frozen tell Lapeer from China and in case the fish was a little bland we also bought forty three million dollars with the Chinese garlic agricultural economist David Ortega of Michigan State University says China has grown into the third biggest supplier for and food to the U. S. behind Canada and Mexico so when the trade war turns into a food fight the indigestion cuts both ways it's not just American farmers that are missing opportunities to to send products to China but then we also have farmers in China whose livelihood depends on products coming here and and likewise we hop you know consumers are both and that are being affected in terms of of prices from these terrorists much of the to the US buys from China requires labor intensive processing giving the country's low wage workers an advantage China's emergence as factory to the world is well known but it's growing importance is farmer and fishmonger gets less attention Tony Corbeau who's with the environmental group food and water watch says it's easy to overlook the Chinese peace and spinach in the frozen food aisle war that river of Chinese apple juice not only are you talking about the Jews itself at the commodity but apple juice is used this week are all sorts of other foods China is still recovering from a series of food safety scandals more than a decade ago involving tainted baby formula toothpaste and pet food Darcy better who is the chief agriculture negotiator for the US trade representative says since then the country has imposed more rigorous oversight China has tried to respond by really upgrading it could take you live to changing it they take the regime that still something that's a high priority for them many Americans are still wary though during the George W. bush administration the U. S. open the door to cooked and processed chicken from China but all. if the birds themselves raised in the U. S. Canada Chile Corbeau says only one shipment ever made that circuitous journey why did the chicken cross the Pacific twice it was a a hundred ten pounds was exported to the United States but that's been it because the costs such a big controversy at the time given given so the national fisheries institute says a lot of tilapia makes the opposite journey raised a fish farm in China but exported to be cut and packaged in this country that's something that fuels jobs here in the U. S. its facilities in Minnesota and Pennsylvania and Ohio and Illinois they do that given says by relying on farm raised fish from China midwestern processing plants can operate year round without over fishing here at home but fish imported from China is already subject to a twenty five percent tariff and that set to go to thirty percent next month given says that makes it hard to compete with domestic chicken beef and pork for Americans dinner plates when it comes to seafood and terrace you know we're really collateral damage in this trade war we get hit coming and going America's lobster fishermen have already been feeling the pain of China's retaliatory terrace wore the year now Darcy better the former trade negotiator worries much like the food safety scandals of a decade ago the trade war will do long lasting damage in both China and the U. S. leaving a bad taste in consumers malice that no amount of imported chewing gum we'll take away Scott Horsley NPR you're listening to.
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"Close downtown as police investigate an apparent failed brake system on that big dump truck are you ready for the quantum revolution is any beat anybody right I might be if I knew what we were I have no idea that's returned to Washington bows business reporter Jean Whalen and she's taking a closer look and spoke about it with come was Taylor band size your report says that quantum technology seeks to harness the distinctive properties of atoms protons and electrons to build more powerful tools for processing information what does that mean to somebody like me very little to someone like you in your everyday life right now this isn't this isn't the kind of technology that June or or even ever going to be in the hands of consumers this is a quantum computer if and when it does get developed will most likely be based on the cloud so we're not gonna have quantum computers sitting on our desk at home it'll be a sophisticated cloud based computer that probably is mostly used by businesses and national security he's not a type so it's not imminent consumer technology that's for sure but it's something that could have some serious real world impacts especially when it comes to the military I think you're right that the it could could essentially do away with all the encryption of data that we've been able to do up to this point type of quantum technology that scientists are developing one is quantum computers one is quantum communication network and the aim of the communication network to transmit information in a more secure fashion I can't be packed so trainer was particularly concerned with wanting to develop new quantum communications network in recent years after the revelations that Edward Snowden brought to public attention about our U. S. eavesdropping on other countries internet says that it's known was a motivator of their investment in these new quantum communication networks that they're building so how does the investment situation defer the between the US and China what sort of resources is being thrown toward quantum development good question and it's very difficult to compare resources in both countries because there are lots of different parts of the U. S. industry academia the federal government financing this research and and a lot of the stuff the government does classified great we know that the NSA and the department of defense are investing in quantum technology but we don't know the amount of money dedicating to that so it's it's hard to come up with an apples to apples comparison but we can see China has announced a big investment on its side at least you know the non classified investment but but China is making include a new center for quantum technology that they're building and kind of near Shanghai that has attracted about four hundred million dollars worth of government funding so far they're spending a lot of money to lower Chinese scientists home from US and European universities saying we'll give you big research funding will keep you in a well kitted out labs if you come back and and do your research here they made a big push by building infrastructure and bringing back people largely Jean Whalen with us on call more news great article online at washingtonpost.
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"One of the debate about immigration specifically refugees and this goes for everywhere that people seeking refuge wind up not just here the part of the debate is what those people might need as they find their footing jobs assistance programs language lessons health care as well that's the stereotypical list right but a charity over in the UK the entrepreneurial refugee networks turn it's called T. E. R. and holds that that negative perception overlooks the huge contributions refugees could be making as budding entrepreneurs from Bristol market place's Stephen beard is on that one good afternoon from my camera this home care agency in Bristol was born out of a savage civil war the co owner moon Abdi fled strife torn Somali land as a teenager in nineteen eighty nine arriving in Britain with nothing except one of the key characteristics of the entrepreneur you have to have a thick skin school Krista as a refugee you have to have a thick skin yet you have to have a thick skin and that's what he did she gives you it wasn't only the flight from Somaliland the tough interop she had to enjoy the told of her schoolmates here in England who made her feel ashamed for being a refugee today with her business thriving with a staff of seventy she brims with self confidence you're not a shame to being a refugee no thank god has been referred to not because it's makes me who I am he became more resilient to struggle seeping through and nobody else did makes you you're stronger than anybody else more than a hundred and forty thousand refugees arrived in Britain over the past decade for many setting up a business could also deliver them from poverty and segregation that certainly the view of this man my name is Frederick customer I am a co founder and director off turn the entrepreneur refugee network he helps refugees developed that business ideas are key messages that refugees thrive when they have self reliance self determination and when they can contribute to society well paid employment is not always open to refugees he says often that qualifications are recognized too often they left the languish on welfare if only six thousand of them started a business here the British government would save a fortune you're looking at about four hundred million pounds that could be safe getting people off welfare increasing earnings and also creating wealth and employment for others his group has so far helped more than a hundred and fifty refugee entrepreneur as people from all walks of life ladies and gentlemen please welcome the international committee on who's man Khalid conflict the threat of religious persecution in pockets dumb now eek Souter living here in various part time rolls including that of stand up comedian fortunately for me that they're paying me for this and unfortunately for you because it's your money his humor may be an acquired taste but as for the product he recently launched that's a different matter Kelly.
"four hundred million" Discussed on The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
"Game question that you'd ask with is that good worth four hundred million dollars. And well, evidently. Well, they think he is in Disney thinks idir that's exactly why we mess in my that, exactly. The point if the invisible hand. Yeah. I just it. Also, it feels a little show boaty to to dismiss those proclamations. Like, hey, you're if you're part of the company in your last name is Disney than next time. You have shareholders meetings or something or you're sitting at the board of supervisors or feel free to air your grievances with Bob Eiger, and and whoever's paying. I mean, I go in and go to war. I didn't interview on the radio that there with an economist. I think he really like talking to he's a character. And he's pulling polemically argumentative, and he might be able to answer some of these things we're talking about like where this all's coming from. I know where it's coming from coming from everybody at their worst. This is this is how kids talk and adults feel informally didn't talk about it inner stamina, I'm saying kind of everyone has a feeling. Saying that feeling. True. I'm listening. I'm sending that the Gary go ahead everybody. I always kinda use this as an example kind of like in the past if you're with a young lady or vice versa. Then at some point they dumped you and at some point your heart was broken and some months later your party, and they showed up with their new partner your impulses ago, a little shorter and a little heavier, and I thought, you know, looks like a little male pattern ball kicking in or bub-bubba bub-bubba. But in the past decorum sort of kept you from verbalizing. So, you know, you'd see your friend and ago does she ju- friend, Mark, and you go. Yes. I did. I said hi wish him. Well. Yeah. That was decor. That's what didn't bailing adult and the reason behave like adult, so people wouldn't look down on you. It's also society kind of function to it helps the Sidey. But if you then went with your friend. Like fucking. Fucking do shed. Fuck. That guys. Oh, man that guy man. Fuck him. Like, you do that. Now, that's everyone's impulse. But the the societal sort of. The governor's that were on our society should of kept people from doing that. But once it's sort of breaks open. Once the seem starts bursting little and the stuffing starts pushing out of society pillow, but it's kind of on in people were kinda add that. Until. How does this stop? Well, it it's tops. It'll stop like dogs in the airport will stop, you know, somebody there people post me tweet me post all day long. That says like, you know, here's the sign in front of the library. Like, you cannot only service dogs that are seeing eye dogs at have, you know, that that papers that have papers are coming in here. There is no no comfort dogs. No motion support. No like, that's their restaurants public places. They're having to start enforced this because we need to rein it in. Because we didn't know how bad and how we can how soft and how pathetic and how narcissistic people really were at their core. And how bad they could be if we just stepped back and said, oh, you guys will work it out, you know. And now we're getting to that point. We're gonna start raining. It in. It's it's I to me when when you talk about that, I just think about the sort of global breakdown of the basic needs of civilization, including sanitation and rodent control and all the things that we see with the homeless pro- problem. And you know, there's things just breaking down in terms of just what humans have always need to be civilized society together. Well, that's because we started taking parents, and we started transforming them from enforcers of rules to friends, and we decided that that was evolution. We would evolve toward your dad being your best, buddy. And so then the enforcers in life who used to be your parents now became buddies. And the thing about buddies is they're fine to hang out with when things are working. But when things aren't working, they don't have any cheer sticks. You know over you there your body..
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"State last night. Several people were killed and hard hit Lee county. Many more were injured officials there say, unfortunately, they expect the death toll to rise Alabama governor Kay Ivey. Most children mothers fathers. Neighbors in free. Authorities say they will not stop searching through the rubble until every person has been accounted for in Lee county, Chris Darden with the national weather service says it was much worse than previously thought a tornado to hit Lee calendar. The most significant damage we are upgrading that to an ear four. This is new information the Olympic rachi right now. At least a dozen tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia yesterday. There's light at the end of the tunnel for the long delayed VA hospital project in Louisville. I talked to the president last week. He called me an indicated he's going to include roughly four hundred million dollars in his budget for the medical center here that allocation along with previous appropriations a four hundred and fifty million dollars. I mean the project first announced in two thousand six is now fully funded. I'm aware other still litigation between the VA and the plaintiffs. They believe they'll be able to break ground and twenty twenty. And I think this is an important milestone McConnell says he's not endorsing any specific location for the new medical center will Clark NewsRadio eight forty W H AS. President Trump vows to cooperate with the House Judiciary committee, but says Democrats are on the wrong path. All the time with every building. The judiciary panel is requesting a massive amount of documents from the Trump administration and associates of the president Democrats say the documents relate to possible abuse of power and obstruction of Justice in the Russia investigation. Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has entered the twenty twenty presidential race making him the fourteenth democratic candidate and second governor to do. So he could Looper says his experience working with the divided legislature sets him apart entering a crowded field of democratic hopefuls. Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is leading with his resume to appeal to voters. One thing I've shown I can do again, and again is create teams of amazingly talented people and really address these issues issues that are the critical issues facing this country Hickenlooper launched his campaign emphasizing his successes during his decade in political office implementing progressive policies like gun control and expanding Medicaid Motoko surrounded. ABC news Capitol Hill. Remembering Luke Perry. The actor best known for. His role as Dylan McKay on the original. Beverly Hills nine O two one has died after suffering a massive stroke Syracuse, university, popular culture, professor Robert Thompson, says Perry was a household name during the nineteen nineties playing a character. That resonated with a young audience was the look it was the sideburns, which of course, many people sported after his appearance on that show. But also his character that he was both this kind of outsider. But he was also misunderstood Perry was fifty two years old Los Angeles, Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, no longer has four of his championship rings. He raised nearly three million dollars for charity yesterday after auctioning off four of his six NBA championship rings, all of the proceeds are going to his charity. The skyhook foundation. Your next news update is at three thirty. I'm Suzanne Duval, NewsRadio eight forty W H, A S Kentucky, honest, breaking news, weather, and traffic station. Live from the iheartmedia purple tower of power is the wind blowing today, I'd like to watch television, darling. Viteri minor show and she got a tattoo of a hummingbird. She was really proud of. She's like Erica. I just got a new tattoo of a hummingbird hummingbirds represent. And I was like nobody that you're gonna tell me she's like they represent change. I was like interesting. You know, it doesn't usually represent change tattoos. Comedian Erica roads right there. Valid points. Hey, jane. Welcome aboard. Happy new week.
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"Also, six chambers pushback on workers, coughing and sneezing and Super Bowl fever may sideline. A record number of workers on Monday. We'll have that story about twenty minutes. More than any other singular reason the Super Bowl is in Atlanta this week because of a sparkling new stadium and a city that was willing to generate hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help pay for it. And Mercedes Benz stadium is indeed an architectural marvel with its distinct angular panels on the outside a roof that opens and closes like an Oculus and one of a kind three hundred sixty degree wraparound scoreboard in the same breath sports columnist Dan Walkin at USA today says the venue is also a monument to Atlanta's unique proclivity for building new stadiums at great public cost, even though the old ones weren't that old to begin with, Dan you live there. What's being said? Well, they've replaced in the last two years all three of their major sparks facilities for their pro teams. And now one of them is not actually controlled by the city of Atlanta. It was paid. Four hundred million dollars from Cobb County, which is just outside the Atlanta, proper, and they moved from downtown essentially out to the suburbs. But essentially, it's been a pretty amazing kind of overhaul of the syllabus. And there's been a lot of public money used and in some ways, it was all sort of leveraged against each other to be able to secure the public support or the the political support that funding and a lot of it is tied back to tourism taxes on hotels and rental cars and things like that. Lantis a huge convention city. A lot of other visitors as well. So it wasn't sort of subject to this kind of robust public debate about whether or not it was appropriate to use the money on on those sort of just kind of happened. I am truly a lot of the leadership of the city believes that it's warranted because Atlantic consistently able to attract these big time sporting events like SuperBowl. None of those venues was very old, right? Yeah. That's an interesting part of the story as well. When you look at the life span of sports facilities twenty years, thirty years, whatever you think it should be. Atlanta. Don't Serena announced called state far more, you know, which is an NBA facility that was only eighteen years old when essentially got gut it and then two hundred million pump into pay for that Turner field was built for the nineteen ninety six Olympics refocused and given to the Braves and then twenty years later, they're moving out.
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"Hours a day. It starts now. Failure by both measures is considered lightly, but come Thursday, the Senate will vote on two measures aimed at ending the thirty th the now thirty three day old partial government shutdown. The first is based on President Trump's proposal for Saturday, including border wall funding. The other Bill McConnell is going to bring to the floor is a short too weak resolution that would fund the closed parts of the government for two weeks, essentially, giving the two sides a little more breathing room to get back to longer term negotiation. ABC's Ellie Rogan in Washington back to school today for six hundred forty thousand students in the Los Angeles school district LA mayor Eric Garcetti help broker the deal. Now accepted by striking teachers that will have them back in classes later this morning. Software maker oracle is declining to comment after the Labor Department accused it of engaging in discriminatory practices, resulting in thousands of women black and Asian employees being underpaid by as much as twenty five percent. More than four hundred million dollars worth Richard Cantu. ABC news. Meet Mike Lester of Talon wealth management. The reason I really really liked to sit down with individuals. Everybody's situation is different. You have to find a way to navigate through all the information. And then coming up with that list of what you need applies to you very very specifically take a moment to sit down and look at what you're doing. And let's make sure that your plan is right for you. Check out guarding your nestegg with Mike Lester Saturday afternoon at one or Sunday afternoon at one here on news ninety six five securities securities Inc. Member FINRA SIPC..
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"Is gender fluid. Okay. Gunar has always expressed more interest than feet despite being a SIS. Sys- gender female, gender female. I mean, I haven't looked very closely at her reproductive organs. Howie. I think she but SIS gender means born female, right? Yes. Okay. Gender means that she identifies as the gender that her sexual reproductive organs. Well, then she's not she's not just gender female. She's a female reproductive organs. She has female reproductive organs. But she identifies as a male. I believe that's why refer to where is he? I tried to I tried to be non transphobic. That's that's what's very progressive confusion. Confusion may be. The poet Robert frost had it. Right. He said good fences, make good neighbors. Yes. Whose woods these are. I think I know. He's not an illegal alien. Somewhere John Kerry's single rich divorce say antenna going off. You ain't kidding. You know, he's he's got to be thinking, you know, last year that woman the widow whose husband or estranged husband was run over by a bus in chicopee or long meadow someplace like that western mass, she won four hundred million bucks. And I gotta think he was tempted sorely to go after her, but he was wise to wait. He was wise to wait because MRs bazo says worth what hundred twenty times what the woman who won four hundred million was was worth is worth. Hey, how we governor Patrick calling. I heard you in North Carolina State or that game called the crappy college ball. It was called. A pivotal tilt in the Lanta coast conference home of the. National football champion. Clemson tigers. Who says I can't bring a dead raccoon into a McDonalds show me the law. Yeah. I mean, that's true. Did he actually break any laws? Yeah. I I don't know. I mean, he was expressing himself. Right. I mean who who are we to interfere with someone's first amendment rights to bring a bleeding dead raccoon into a McDonalds. While homeless. Was the nation's most popular governor for the second time for trying to tell me that country has lost its mind. No, big your favor. Charlie Baker which for half the people. It makes him one of their kind. He nominated.