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Morning Brief for Tuesday, July 30th
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China Moly's Congo Mine Workers End One-Day Strike Over COVID-19
"You're listening to the news this time in Africa. Business Radio Workers. As China Molly denims tank. Foam Guru may mining in Democratic Republic of Congo ended a one day strike on Sunday after agreeing compromise with management over compensation for working in isolation for two months you took will be nineteen the Chinese mine infirm please. The F. M. Copper and cobalt mine in isolation from March twenty four to try to protect the sites from the coronavirus essential staff were ordered to stay on site and forbidding any contact with the outside world some Sunni. So dry is that a compromise was found through. The question of vision of workers remains to be settled. Because those who have worked nearly two months need to see their families the documents dated May Twenty three sin by writers listed t.f employees demands including an extra one hundred dollars a day to compensate for working in isolation and. That's was the news. At the time. When Africa business radio he can continue to listen life online at www dot Africa business radio DOT COM or FI mobile APP. Thank you for listening.
Rental-Car Shortages Frustrate Travelers
"Netjets the worldwide leader in private aviation offers a full range of personalized solutions for the world's most notable travelers pairing the largest private jet fleet with unmatched safety service and reliability makes netjets the ultimate travel solution to learn more visit netjets dot com or wall. Here's your money briefing. For friday april fifteenth. I'm jr waylon for the wall. Street journal widespread vaccinations in cities reopening. You're expected to result in a summer travel surge but when you book your flight and your hotel room be sure to reserve a car to if you can. There's a shortage rental cars and that's putting the brakes a lot of people's travel plants. A lot of people are reporting that even when they have a reservation even when they have a pre paid car They get there and there and there are no cars so you end up in a in a line of people waiting for a car to come back on the lot. So where did all the rental cars go. And what does it mean for. Costs are middle c. columnist. Scott mccartney has been getting to the bottom of it. all he'll be here with answers and tips to help you avoid rental car frustration. That's after the break nets the worldwide leader in private aviation offers a full range of personalized solutions for the world's most notable travelers pairing the largest private jet fleet with unmatched safety service and reliability makes netjets the ultimate travel solution to learn more visit netjets dot com Finally on vacation you get off the plane. Get your luggage headed to the rental car counter but before you can start to distress. You might find yourself facing an empty rental car. Lot an extra long lines more. Travelers are facing exactly the so. We called on our meal see columnist scott mccartney to help explain what's going on and what you can do about it. He joins me now. Scott thanks for being here. Sure good to be with you. Jr so you know scott. We usually see rows and rows a rental cars. The airport a lot of those cars were probably sitting idle while travelers were grounded last year. Wise at so hard to get one now and where they all go well. They went to us car. Lots they they got soul. Hundreds of thousands of rental cars Got sold out of rental car. Fleets and it really was a matter of survival For for the industry and hurt still ended up in bankruptcy court reorganization. So what the rental car. Companies found was was a very hot market for us cars. They got really good prices. avis said. They profitably disposed of I think two hundred and fifty thousand cars and hurts a similar number. Enterprise a whole lot of cars but we know that in total of thousands of cars ended up sold And now they're having trouble Replacing them travel is surging. And it's hard to get cards now. Is this just at the airports. Were seeing this issue. No it's it's really Throughout now some of the car companies say they may have more availability at some of their city locations So it's certainly worth checking They're the inventory is tight and people are realizing that That that's an option and it's all over. it's not just the popular destinations either. I looked at you know memphis in houston and others. You're of people going to houston to see family but not necessarily as a vacation. Destination and business travel is way down and yet I looked at a couple of days out. There were no cars available in houston. So it's tight everywhere and so how's this affecting the price of renting. The cars are available. Prices gone way up in in locations in people are kind of shocked. I mean if they can find a car in west palm beach or other places. It may be two or three hundred dollars. A day I i heard from readers who said In hawaii which obviously it's become a very popular destination and obviously very tight supply. their prices were quoted. You know eight hundred dollars a day kind of thing. Eight hundred dollars a day. You definitely don't see prices like the head on the tv commercials. Yeah yeah well. it's you know. Hawaii is an interesting case. Because y- inter- international travel is so restricted that domestic destinations and stick beach destination We see certainly seeing this in florida but a lot of people going to hawaii with their with their negative covid tests in hand and having a wonderful time. But you know it's expensive to rent a car there at at any time in. Certainly you could see how the used car market in in hawaii may have been very hot and very enticing to sell cars that were just sitting there during the pandemic anyway. Good to get them off the lot and And now the maybe wishing they had them back on the lot all right. Let's talk solutions which are travelers. Do to make sure they can get a car and minimize any delays or frustration. I think they need to build in time as you say. A lot of people are reporting that even when they have a reservation even when they have a prepaid car They get there and there are no cars and so you end up in a in a line of people waiting for a car to come back on the lot And and be returned and then cleaned and fuelled in and put back into service. You know a lot of people are finding the you know used to be. You could just run up to the latte. Pick car and you are out of there in five minutes And and so you need to plan For you know the possibility that you may have to wait an hour or more to get your car even when you have it. I think the other thing that people really need to do is think of the car. I when they the particularly for the summer when they're making travel plans so it may be that you're going to take a different flight because of when you can get a car. It may be that you're going to go to a different airport because of the availability of cars so you know the car is often an afterthought to a trip. But i think that probably needs to be the first booking that you make now. What about other options. Like ride hailing services. People have been a little skittish about using uber or lift because they're concerned about cleanliness and safety during the pandemic. Does that play a role here. I think so. It's a complicated relationship between the rental car. Companies and Uber and lift clearly lost business at the airport among business travelers. Who using uber left but they kind of made up for it by renting cars to drivers so they they were actually doing a big business in in renting cars to drivers so there may be fewer drivers Renting cars from them on you know week or month leases that kind of thing but i do think that it's clear that people who relied on ride share in the past And avoided renting a car. Now they are going back to renting cars You know it avoids contact with strangers right. The rental car companies are offering some assurance that the car is clean. And you can certainly clean it yourself when you get in it. But the point is you don't have to share it with a with a stranger And so for a lot of people that's a A reasonable safety step and so they would rather have a car to themselves than Than rideshare so whenever we talk about the pandemic or pandemic related issues. The question is always. When are we going. Get back to normal. So what are you hearing from people in the rental car industry about when their supply rental cars might get back to pre pandemic levels. You know. I think nobody really knows Some of the analysts. I talked to thought that there would be shortages well into next year. So we'll just have to see. I don't think this is just a summer phenomenon. I think this is going to continue throughout Twenty twenty one and it may well be twenty twenty two before things get back to normal. The analysts also thought you know the days of the nineteen hour a day. Rental car Maybe gone to car. Rental companies certainly getting smarter about it. There's been a lot of consolidation in the business I think In general were going to be paying more to Drive a drive a car off the lot aren't that's wall street. Journal middle c. columnists got mccartney scott. Thanks for coming on the show. Good to be with you. And that's your money briefing. Im jr waylon for the wall street journal.
Trump Fuming at Biden's Line-up 20/01/21
"In the newsroom needs to accommodate your buck loria and this is the latest from the newsroom. Way decide the twentieth of january will start in the us and donald trump is reportedly fuming at the lowest lineup. Dry body has assembled for his inauguration lady gaga and j. Lo was set to attend. And tom hanks will host i ninety minutes special featuring performances. From bruce springsteen justin timberlake demi levada and the foo fighters stop contrast to trump's inauguration saw the then incoming president struggled to attract big stars and to china's at his twenty sixteen event included taibbi. Kaethe three doors down and the piano guys really sure who they are. Meanwhile there are rumors that joe exotic aka the tiger king could be among one hundred fifty people mr trump. We'll get a presidential pardon so before he leaves office. Joe exotic was sentenced to twenty two years in prison for a murder for hire plot and for violating wildlife laws back home now and stashes brewing between ten strategy and the victorian government over who is responsible for the forty million dollar australian open quarantine program now all the open boss. Craig tyler said the government would absolutely be paying some of the cost of the mandatory to wait hotel. Quarantine for twelve hundred plays and stuff but victoria police minister who is overseeing hotel. Quarantine in the state has now returned. Serve saying the program will be fully funded by tennis australia. The tournament is set to start on february. The ending avenues australian red cross bodies urging residents of new south wales and queensland. Donate blood in the late up to australia. In order to prevent a potential shortage approximately four hundred people a dia canceling their appointments to donate blood across the two states. Now there's no shortage it but public holidays celebrations such as australia die. Ken place high demands. On bloodstock june increase in hospital visits the organization is calling for an extra thirteen hundred dollars a day to come forward seven hundred new south wales and six hundred in queensland. We'll be back in a moment to time now. Celebrity chef colin fascinated has been up about his former feud with manoeuvre. Fidel here what fascinates had to say on a celebrity. Get me out of here. All used to everybody in the old days when you're chef lines forget about tv lines. You're fighting to make your name and then obviously made my name but forgot stop fighting and meeting. Miguel didn't get me and minute and get on because you always teachings da just because we're just never stopped fighting fascinate. Gen fidel buried the hatchet when they worked together on my kitchen rules in two thousand fifteen and have since become best tonight's and finally to sport and burn tummy has revealed that he social media star girlfriend is now his tennis coach till make claims go. Vanessa sierra was a performer. On adults only fans has helped him win is out of his nine most recent matches now when asked how sierra has helped him in his run of wins tomac said it's a sacred sierra headlines recently when she complained about not having access to a professional hairdresser hotel quarantine in melbourne. And do you want the win. One thousand dollars each week or we're going to do is play the Quiz dot com dot a u forward slash quiz and cash could be yours. That's from the newsroom. I'll be back tomorrow morning with another update food. Headlines from news dot com.
Oregon's Missing GOP Senators
"It's an image of your seat thrill ride that will change over seemed movies forever. The movies starts July seventh nine PM on CNN. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses visits. Any today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. Welcome to the point for June twenty-fourth. I'm learned is on ski co author of the point I'm here to cut through the political spin to bring you the news you need to know Oregon's eleven Republican state senators or missing in an effort to deny Oregon, Democrats, the votes needed to pass major climate legislation last week. Eleven Republicans literally got up and left the state capital and fled the state in response. Governor Kate Brown, a democrat ordered state police to find the legislators to bring back to the capital for the vote. But because they're out of state, they're out of state, police's jurisdiction. Meanwhile, each missing lawmaker is being fined five hundred dollars a day, Republican senators say those fines are illegal and that they plan to sue having fled the state entirely. It's not clear where these Republicans exactly are rumors abound that they've gone to Idaho or Montana, or somewhere in the middle on the move and. Local militias in the Pacific northwest say that they are ready to step into protect the Republican lawmakers as of Monday. They're still missing this entire issue is around a Bill that would have Oregon cap greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The Republicans are protesting saying that the issue should be a ballot question. Instead of being handled by the democratically controlled legislature because these lawmakers aren't present for a vote and being completely out of state, the Democrats that have a supermajority on the house and Senate still don't have enough people present to hold a vote that's called a quorum and the clock is ticking for Oregon's legislative session, which ends June thirtieth, these lawmakers departure has created an absolute stop on all of the other bills, that are currently working their way through the legislature. Traditionally, the end of session is, when most things actually get done in state government. But it still looks like things could come to a resolution before the end of session. One Senator told local reporter that he and other Republicans. Would come back for a vote on thirty nine budget bills, which would otherwise diet and midnight on June, thirtieth, which brings us to the point congress isn't the only legislative body that deals with dysfunction, and that's the point for June twenty-fourth twenty nineteen. Thank you for listening for more updates throughout the week including our Sunday night campaign edition subscribe to the point newsletter, CNN dot com slash they'll point. If you like this idea briefing, you can get on Google or Amazon echo. Or subscribe on Stitcher or apple podcasts or your favorite podcast out. So you never miss an episode. Are you interested in learning how enterprise scale companies drive organic traffic to increase their online visibility than download the voices of search podcast from the heart of Silicon Valley here? Search metrics, Inc, CEO, Jordan, Kuni, this he delivers actionable insights into how to was data to navigate the ever changing landscape of Google apple Amazon, the voices of search podcast, arm search engine marketers and business analysts with the latest news and insights, they need to nephew the ever changing landscape of search engine optimization and content. Are you ready to learn that you search data defined strategic insights about your competition and your industry as a whole then search for voices of search wherever you download your guests? That's three simple words, voices of search to learn the secrets of search engine and content marketing.
OnEducation Now!: LA Teacher's Strike
"This is on education. Now, I'm your host Glenn van. It's a new year. And we have the first major teacher strikes set the habit this week. So we have a major education story developing in Los Angeles. Teachers in the LA school district are preparing the strike starting on January tenth the teacher union United teachers of Los Angeles are frustrated by many issues, including the fact that the district is sitting on one point eight six billion dollars in reserve money, which is just ridiculous. The teachers unions demanding significant reduction in class sizes the hiring of enough of nurses librarians in counselors to fully staff. The campuses many schools in their Los Angeles school district have a nurse on campus. Just one day a week and teacher strikes are important to report on wherever they happened throughout the entire country. But this is a gigantic school district with as many students as the entire state of Oklahoma. So it's kinda crazy here. So they're few different issues that the teachers are striking about in the first one is a very important one that might. I like to talk about on education, and it's the charter versus public school issue. And if this sounds like a familiar issue for Betsy DeVos year, right? So these privately run charter schools in promise parents school choice and better educational options, especially for low income students. The fact is that this isn't true that actually privatization has increased school, segregation and racial disparities in educational outcomes. And that these privately run charter schools are actually siphoning money away from their public counterparts. So the issue here is basically a lack of investment again in public education and the threat of turning school campuses over to private organizations similar to a corporate takeover. Now. What's crazy is this is not a red state? This is the bluest of blue state. So as a stateful of Democrats and yet funding per student, California ranks forty third out of fifty in per pupil funding just to put it in. Spectacle, California has the fifth largest economy in the world is that in the United States in the world. So there's a great quote in USA today from Daniel jocks who teaches AP history in the LA school district. And he's the 2016 California teacher of the year. And jock says he loves his jobs and can't imagine doing anything else. But he admits that every couple of months he looks for other employment and overcrowded classrooms, poetry paychecks scrolling. The wanted ads are part of being a teacher in America today, and he has lost count of his nut the number of colleagues who have left for jobs in other professions. So what will happen exactly on January tenth the Elliott school? Just success that the school run as usual with subs being paid a reported four to five hundred dollars a day to cross the picket lines. I sure hope that a deal can be made to keep teachers in the classrooms, but we on education are incomplete. Support of your efforts. So that's it for today. Thanks for listening. Stay awesome exceeded Morrow.
Your Hourly Activity Determines Your Yearly Results
"Hello, Hustler's entrepreneurs solo, nor small business owners everybody out there trying to turn an idea into income I want to welcome you to serious business, because it's serious, but it's not all that serious. Welcome to your weekly spot to get everything you need to know about making your business more profitable, but also having a lot more fun while doing it because if this ain't fun, you shouldn't be doing. Good Morning. Everybody loves to talk about how your hourly activities Had hourly activities really determine your yearly results, so most of us are always thinking about what is my goal for the Assad for everybody here this morning to put in the fee. What is your monetary goal? For the next twelve months? The last three or four months have been so crazy. Let's say the next twelve months moving for what is your annual goal that you would like to make in your business gross revenue that means not not how much you keep than how much money you. You may let's kind of share that. Let's put it in writing. Remember you know how I feel. If you put it in writing and you get it down on paper, right? It makes a huge difference and I'm GonNa? Show you how to really break this down this morning. And how does not focusing on this yearly? which when you're just focusing on the lear yearly call a lot of problems. Actually you've gotTa have that important when I'm GONNA show you how to break it down To be more specific, so kimberly tune of fifty net one, fifty, five, hundred, one twenty. Okay, this is great people coming. Let's let our goals out there. Where we put our goals out there people can see them. They can bear witness to the union there with us to the. On my goal is to double my salary, ten, thousand, two, hundred thousand. One, hundred or One, seventy, five, three fifty. What else do we have? Who else has their yearly goal? They WANNA. Put out right seven fifty. Great Right? Okay, so here's what I want you to think about it. You got a calculator. Handy right, grab your calculator. I want you to grab your calculator because I. Want you to think about I want us to think about so. What does that look like right on the US loose actually daryl us an example because I think one hundred thousand is just an easy number to use as an example in a lot of people's first goal is to have a six figure business, so I think a lot of people can relate to that, so we use. Thousand! And we know that there are three hundred sixty five days a year. We can immediately recognized whoop. Sorry, why absolutely hit wrong button? We intermediary records to take whatever your number is divided by three, hundred, sixty five. Will, you can see. That's about two hundred and seventy four dollars a day. We'll all of the sudden. That feels more doable. Just start thinking about it from that place to go a hundred thousand dollars a year, and maybe the most you've ever made in job or something is seventy or seventy five thousand you go. I know I could do it in. It's my goal, but that's a lot of money, but if you bring it down into daily, and you start going two hundred seventy four dollars day. How many of us can I get a hell? Yeah, have spent two hundred seventy five dollars in one day without even thinking about it without even noticing in an hour. Shocking ourselves going. What did I just by I mean think about how. You Sin, two. Hundred seventy five dollars on a power bill on a cell phone bill shopping at the mall. But when you bring it down like that, it gets really interesting now. I'm GONNA actually going to go back and I'm going to take off. A hundred days from that right, so let's because there are weekends. We really think about working Monday through Friday right. Let's think about this, so let's go back and say we're GONNA, take our hundred thousand and we're going to divide it by. Two fifty dollars, you'll work some weekends. They four hundred dollars a day, still very dual right four hundred dollars a day, still very very very doable, so let's use that as our goal. Right four hundred dollars. A day is what Darrell needs to make to reach his six figure goal this year so now let's think about well. I worked from about nine to six everyday right? Let's say that. Maybe you work from home. You have more freedom. You have more ability, so maybe you're taking a two hour lunch just because you run errands. You do things your work for yourself. You're employed, so a nine to six day is about nine hours, but you take two hours off just for stuff and you're talking about about seven hours a day, so let's do by that four hundred into seven hours a day. And we're coming up with about fifty seven dollars an hour fifty seven dollars an hour now. Why do I love? This I love this because all of the sudden. We understand that every hour you're spending on your business. Right now is determining your yearly every hour. You're spending on your business. Right now is determining how much money you're gonNA. Make every single year. And so, how did you take this in? Take this in. How have you spent the last hour from nine to ten am eastern Standard Time? What did you do in that outlets? FESS UP! Let's talk. Let's share remind remember when we are honest. We're vulnerable truthful. We have great conversations. That's how you guys Bro. It's how you learn. It's how you make more money. So can you throw in year? Hal many. What did you do from nine at ten? o'clock more everybody That's up doesn't matter what. What it is right if you made calls right if you make coffee great, this isn't about judging. It's about understanding you get the difference between judging and understanding so for the last hour from nine to ten am. What did you all do so? Just share with me what you were doing. Okay? Kitty said she was working on her webinar and she was perfecting her Webinar. Great. What else? What were you guys doing from nine to ten? Let me know. I talk on the phone. I'm not quite sure what that means. Carla specifically but. Nine am an Ireland. I spent too long. Endlessly scroll lay doing voiceovers for a poem worked on my private facebook. Live at Zoom Whitney me with network group, getting educated from you and having coffee. Check my email. Open rate worked drove to a patient cleaning kitchens from toilet at coffee. So now let me ask you. was that revenue generating activities from nine to ten? A year wasn't a revenue generating activity at the end of that hour. Could you have said yet? I make fifty seven dollars, or I planted seeds to make fifty seven dollars. I'll just use the example of somebody rubbing their toilet. Now I know we're going to. These are special times so there with me, and let's more normal times on. There's a reason I from my own toilet. Riot because I don't want to pay if I was. Only looking to make a hundred thousand, a year by business does about six million a year, but I don't WanNa. Pay Myself Fifty seven dollars an hour to do that and if you were doing that, you were cleaning or whatever we were more normal times. Do. You want to pay yourself fifty seven dollars an hour to pay someone else because if you're doing it yourself, you're throwing away fifty seven dollars an hour. So if you were working on something that isn't revenue-generating and we all know that we have some things that we have to do that aren't revenue-generating right I. Mean on occasion. You just have to do some stuff, right? You just have to do some stuff, and so so doing that right You want to make sure you want to make sure that everything is moving took seven dollars an hour. Right how I spent. This hour needs to gross me fifty dollars. Darrell, for you in particular. Is this making sets right for all of? Of you hopefully you came up with your number in its making sense, so this is how you really start to analyze your day so a goal that I want to work for all of you is for you to track your day on today's Tuesday. Do it today. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday for three gauge track everything you do all that literally. Just grab yourself a notebook sitting on your desk and say I'm GonNa Track when I did every single hour. Right I'm gonNA track what I did every single hour and at the end of those three. Three days you don't write about the black pin at the end of those three days go back with a wreck Ken and put numbers to those hours. while I couldn't have made any money this hour because I was rolling on facebook's and this hour couldn't make any money because I was cleaning the kitchen in washing dishes while in this hour. I did make five calls could have, and you're going to start to see your. Ask Your holes your issues, your challenges your problems. They are going to be eliminated in a way that you. You probably are going to be blinded by WANNA see, but it really is one of the most effective exercises and activities. You could never do because it isn't what you're doing and who you are and how you're showing up. That gets you to a six figure year or two hundred fifty thousand lawyer. It's what you're doing every single hour now I'm GonNa take this further. We know that there's sixty minutes in an hour so if we divide his hourly, he needs to make ninety five cents a minute. You can get it down that. You know into the minutia that much, but it actually really shows you when you waste fifteen minutes, you waste if teen dollars almost think out that when I waste fifteen minutes, but I'm trying to get to six figures I took fifteen dollars throughout the street and made a fifteen dollars harder for me to hit my yearly goal and I think what Valerie saying is so great. Oh, Lord I think I'd be shocked by what I see I. I think all of us including myself would be and I do this activity so sometimes. I am shocked. Now. Rain myself in. We'd all be shocked by what we see all this would be shocked by what we see, but the problem is. We're not seeing it because we're not watching it. We're not watching it because we're not intentional about our time, and we're not intentional by about our time, and then we wonder why we're not making more. Right, so this is a killer activity. Your Hourly Determined Your Urine. You're minutes. Determine your our your our determined your days and your days determine your year. So can everybody put in the feed right now? I'M GONNA, Start Tracking I. WanNa see fifty of you? Keeps popping up between forty nine and forty. One of fifty of you to say I'm GonNa Start Traffic I'm going to start tracking I'm GONNA. Start traffic because what we track grows what we track expands what we pay attention to and give ever to and what we water right yesterday, said stop watering dead plants, but if we're watering things that are revenue already, and can help us grow than that makes a huge difference so I want see you say on the start traffic, and if nothing just for these three days that I've asked you to track right 'cause you will learn. Learn so much, and you will is so much will so much will be will be revealed. Let me just say that way so much will be revealed. So what should track then you can tweak so the order is track tweet. Repeat Right. Let me see you. Put that down. Track tweet. Repeat because what you track. You're GonNa see what you need to change the tweet and Change Your daily habits to be more revenue generating, and then a month from now. Maybe you slim back a little bit. You repeat this activity trap again and then you tweak again, so it's track. tweak repeat right track. tweak repeat. You'd do that about every three months at minimum, and you're gonNA. See that your years more productive. Your years more organized. Your year is more revenue generating focused, and your year is more profitable. Have a great day, everybody hugs and how he has. Thank you so much for listening to this week's podcast, serious business, please follow us on Instagram at the driven. INC and make sure to check us out on facebook at driven INC as well. WELP, subscribe to this podcast. You don't WanNa Miss Single episode and tell a friend. 'cause good friends Sheriff Stop See next week.
CNN 5 Things for April 26, 2021 Evening Edition
"This briefing is brought to you by curiosity stream. Good evening here. The five things. You need to know for monday. April twenty six after more than a decade. The supreme court has agreed to take up a major second amendment case. It involves a new york law restricting people from carrying concealed handguns in public. The last time a major second amendment case was heard by the court was in two thousand eight. That's when the justices held for the first time that the second amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms at home for self-defence besides the follow decision two years later it's an issue. The court tends to stay away from north carolina. City has declared a state of emergency has concerns over possible civil unrest mount following the police killing of a black man forty two year old. Andrew brown was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies wednesday in elizabeth city when they tried to serve him with an arrest warrant a copy of brown's death certificate obtained by cnn. Says he died as a result of a penetrating gunshot wound of the head the certificate categorized brown's death as a homicide saying he was shot by others. Seven deputies are on administrative leave to others have resigned and one retire. The us will soon be sharing. Its stockpile of tens of millions of doses of astrazeneca's covid nineteen vaccine with other countries and official told cnn. The astrazeneca vaccine has not been used in the us because the vaccine has not yet been granted. Emergency use authorization by the fda. Many world leaders have been asking president biden to share doses of covid nineteen vaccines. One of those is india which is seeing one of the worst cove surges in the world. Right now the president's officials now feel confident the us has enough doses for its population and we'll begin distributing to other countries pending a safety review. The total population of the united states has topped three hundred and thirty one million people according to the us census bureau that means some states will gain additional seats in congress and some will lose seats. Texas will gain two seats while colorado florida montana. North carolina and oregon will gain one seat each but california illinois michigan new york ohio. Pennsylvania and west. Virginia are all losing congressional seats ahead of the twenty. Twenty two midterms. The new numbers represented a decrease in population growth when compared to growth between two thousand and twenty ten as more americans feel confident about the safety of travel and states continue easing restrictions hawaii seeing a boom in tourism and that's leading to some serious sticker shock when it comes to rental cars according to cnn affiliate k. Channel tv the cheapest rental car in maui in march brenna wapping seven hundred twenty two dollars a day. Now some travelers are renting u. haul trucks instead which the company of why he says is causing a shortage for people who actually need to move but it isn't just hawaii. Seeing the surgeon rental car prices a search of car rental sites in march at one subcompact car and orlando was going for three hundred dollars. A day that's all for your cnn. Five things evening edition for more on these stories and latest news you can always visit. Cnn dot com slash five things. Why are you still going to the post office. You can do it all online with stamps. dot com print postage send invoices letters or packages and schedule pickups. Right from your home or office. Twenty four seven get discounts of up to forty percents off post office rates and up to sixty two percent off ups shipping rates. Go to stamps. Dot com click on the microphone and enter code. Cnn for a four week. Trial plus free postage end digital scale. That's stamps dot com code cnn.
648: Good. Simple. Business.
"In the dental for noor podcast okay doctor. It's time to put down that hand piece. You're listening to the show dedicated to helping dentists get their lives back. It's time to decrease your stress. Increase your profitability and regain your passion. Now introducing your host dr mark costas. Hey guys <hes> with the recent you know <hes> creation asian of ride sharing applications like lift an uber <hes>. There's not so many cabs that are super successful anymore but back in the day <hes> i was speaking at a private client event and i talked a little bit about the c._e._o. Of a cab company and surprisingly enough it was a person that it owned a single cab and he knew his numbers like the back of his hand. He knew how profitable he was every single day he knew it prophet was he knew his ballot sheet. He knew his appeal a piano and it was very very impressive so although there probably isn't a direct correlation to those numbers nowadays because this was several years ago oh it's a great example of what it means to be a sophisticated business owner so it's only three minutes and fifty seconds. I hope you guys enjoyed this episode. I call it. The cab driver of sewed have a great weekend. Guys take care well. Do you know your business. There's probably not one fortune five hundred c._e._o. In the entire world that doesn't know all of his expense categories of snapper finger how profitable he is how come when i talked to dentists about how profitable they are and what percentage they're overhead is and what their break even point is for a day a week a month a year. They can't tell me that you guys are c._e._o.'s of your businesses. That's the information you should know at the snap of a finger. I wrote over here on a cab from five mitt from five minutes. There was a five minute cabdriver. I i always chatted up with the cab drivers and this guy was especially informative. I asked him about his business. I asked estimate the owned the cabinet said yes. I own this cab and i said what's your overhead expecting him to go. I don't know i don't know what my overheads this. Dr account said my overheads ten percent. We said here's how business works. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to buy my license wants to drive a cab to drive. A cab. Here in the united states said my cab whatever i paid that off years ago the actual car so costs four hundred thousand dollars. I got a loan from the bank and they helped me pay for this four hundred thousand dollar license semi overhead. I said what's your overhead and he said ten percent five five hundred dollars per week said your five hundred dollars. A week is ten percent overhead for you and said yes said i said how long is your shift said. Why start at six and then i drive until i make a thousand dollars. I said a thousand dollars net or gross seven thousand dollars net. I said so. You know what that's going to be so yes. He said i said so you do this to take you said usually i don't know i'll be off before two or three o'clock in the afternoon so you'll make a thousand dollars before three o'clock in the afternoon. You're driving a cab said yes and he said he said i only work three days a week. So that's pretty good so you make three thousand dollars a week. That's twelve thousand dollars. A month suits pretty good driving cap so yes. That's after i pay for all expenses he said oh yeah ah the other four days at least my cab out for five hundred dollars a day somebody else so i said if you didn't work for the rest of your life then you'd make five hundred dollars every single day so yeah five hundred dollars every single day so i said the way that i see it here as you make twenty thousand dollars a month driving this cal said yeah i do and i said so what percentage of the cab drivers in this town own their own car versus people that worked for somebody else he said five percent on ninety five percent lease this guy knew his numbers and he drives a cab and he makes more money than some of the dentists in this room i know because he is a business owner. He is the c._e._o. Of his single cab company powerful stuff i could go around one by one and people would not know what their overhead was. People would not know what their expenses were and he told me all of that stuff in thirty seconds that's and that's why he makes twenty thousand dollars a month. That's why he doesn't have to work another day in this life if he doesn't want to pretty impressive pretty impressed so obviously i don't want you to go out and quit industry and go drive a cab but i would like you to know your businesses that well obviously. There's a lot more moving parts to what we do. There's a lot more liability to to what we do. There's a lot more training that goes into what we do but if just from those basic from the basic knowledge standpoint we all have to get a lot better in the evolution of of us as a c._e._o. And that wraps it up for another episode of the denno it open or podcast look forward to reconnecting on the next episode. Thank you so much for joining us today on the dental for noor podcast check out true dental success dot com for full recaps of every show a schedule of our live events free video tutorials and a whole host of practice billy resources.
NPR News: 05-16-2019 9PM ET
"Support for NPR and the following message come from Subaru featuring the all new three row ascent with seating for up to eight and a choice of second row captain's chairs love is now bigger than ever. Learn more at Subaru dot com. Live from NPR news. In Washington, I'm Jack Speer. President Trump is laying out his new merit based immigration plan is NPR's, Mara Liasson explains. He aims to increase the number of green cards, given to people with college degrees or skills, while decreasing the number given on the basis of family connections in the US under the president's plan the number of humanitarian visas or asylum, grants would also drop the plan has been described by administration officials as a positive proposal that can unify Republicans speaking in the white House Rose Garden, the president cast it in starkly political terms. Democrats are proposing, open borders, lower wages, and frankly, lawless chaos. The president said he wants the plan to pass congress but he didn't mention the things the Democrats will surely demand a path to citizenship, or legalisation for some immigrants already in the US including the DACA recipients young people brought here illegally as children. Mara Liasson NPR news. The White House is the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and his staff spent more than one hundred thousand dollars in excessive travel expenses during a ten month period. That's according to a new report from the agency's, internal watchdog NPR's Nathan reports as head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt took forty trips between March, and December twenty seventeen they cost taxpayers just shy of a million dollars, most of that money was for Pruitt's around the clock security, otherwise, for staff, roughly one hundred twenty four thousand dollars was unproved and a security agent flying in first or business class instead of coach, the as office of the inspector general says those were approved without sufficient justification. It also noted that lodging costs exceeded guidelines, the agency watchdog says stronger controls are needed at EPA to prevent fraud waste and abuse Pruitt stepped down amid many ethics allegations. He now works as a consultant for coal companies. Nathan rot NPR news. Army intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning says he'll risk jail time rather than testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. That's after a federal judge found manning and contempt of court. Manning assist that being jailed won't compelled her to testify, I will not cooperate with this or any other grand jury. So it doesn't matter what the what it is, or what the, the case is. I'm just not going to comply or cooperate Manning's already spent seven years in the military prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks and been jailed for previous refusal to testify US district court, judge Anthony triangle, ruled that if manning fails to comply with the latest grand jury subpoena after thirty days, she'll face fines a five hundred dollars a day and higher fines after that stocks moved high for a third straight session. Mostly a racing Monday's big losses. The Dow gained tortured in fourteen points today to close at twenty five thousand eight sixty two the NASDAQ rose seventy five points to seventy eight ninety eight the S and P five hundred gained twenty eight points. You're listening to NPR. The Trump administration in announced today is formerly canceling nine hundred twenty nine million in previously awarded funding for a high speed rail project in California, this after rejecting an appeal by the state on the grounds of failing to make reasonable progress on the project. In a statement today, the federal railroad administration says it has cancelled all funding awarded as part of the two thousand ten agreement. If RA says it's also considering options in terms of seeking the return of two and a half billion dollars in federal funds states, already gotten California officials announced in February the project will be scaled back amid concerns about cost overruns. The Trump administration's gold and HIV in America by twenty thirty depends on getting more people on an HIV prevention pill. They on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers questioned the drugs maker, Juliet pharmaceuticals about white cost eighteen hundred dollars a month, more NPR Selena Simmons stuffy, Gilead, CEO, Daniel O'day, essentially argued that the company spends a lot of money developing its medicines in needs to recoup costs. And fund more research. We are committed to ending the epidemic. We will work with congress and others to further expand access to prep professor Rachelle will linski of Harvard, Medical School testified that to really expand access that list price has to go way down. We need to put prep in the water is what I think we need to do in order to get this epidemic under control, in the places that don't have access to prep. She said the way access is now the HIV epidemic hasn't slowed at all Selena Simmons Duffin, NPR news, futures prices closed higher oil was up eighty five cents a barrel to end the session at sixty to eighty seven barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer NPR news in Washington.
Australian Farmers Give Up In The Face Of Extreme Heat
"Support for NPR and the following message. Come from Chapman university located in the hub of southern California's thriving industries and designated as a high research activity institution Chapman university here to inspire achievement at Chapman dot EDU slash NPR. Temperatures have been hitting record highs in Australia. And while the country is often had extreme heat and drought. Scientists worn these events may become more frequent with climate change after years with little rain, many farmers in the country southeast have decided simply give up Ashley Hearn brings us the story from Victoria, Andrew hip. Well, looks down at his strong weathered hands as his mind goes back to when the millenium drought. Too cold in early two thousands of never experienced anything. Like hip wells from a long line of dairy farmers in the Murray river basin a few hours from Melbourne. A quarter of Australia's milk is produced here. And it's been one of the hardest. Hit by drought over the past two decades. As pastors dried out and the grass died hip while had to buy expensive. Hey and fetus cows constantly. There's one word he uses to describe the drought years tired Todd. It was so intense lucky. Get up you milk. Then it was a full die fighting fighting animals. Your slide g Gaz she would just fading fading fading as the drought war on the cost of water and feed sword, then milk prices on the international market dropped and hip wells, prophets disappeared at one point. He did the math and calculated that he was losing fifteen hundred dollars a day hip all story is a common one in this part of Australia as the dry conditions persist, Jenny Wilson is the CEO of Murray dairy, the industry group that represents hundreds of dairy farmers in the region since the millenium drought began sixty percent of the dairy farmers here have sold or gone out of business. And Wilson says they're losing fifteen percent of the remaining farms each year. I think unfortunately, we will see. See I hate to say the demise of the dairy industry in this region. If we don't get an autumn break food out get Ryan fold will continue to say rapid of businesses in this region. Chris Howard, a rural financial counselor. He works for the state government. Trying to help farmers get back onto solid financial footing in the past Howard's helped farmers apply for loans, but after so many years of extreme weather many forms of racked up too much debt to borrow anymore. Sometimes his best advice is to help his clients look at an exit plan, and that's been happening. More often lately, a member rod at the moment. It's what is the lace west decision. Howard says that farmers in this region used to be skeptical about climate change or would certainly sign now that the shift is that they accept that the frequency of drought. And now the fairly significant weather events is occurring at a right that we haven't seen before more famous than before accepting. Since the year two thousand the southeastern part of Australia has seen significantly less rainfall than historic averages. Many of Howard's clients understand that they need to change the way they do things, but implementing those changes cost money, and like the soil that's long since dried up a few years ago. Andrew hip, well, made the tough decision to sell off his dairy cows and take a desk job, but he held onto his land. He's an eternal optimist despite the dire situation he and many farmers are in the Zanu Tutu. It's going to be bid next year. And I don't think that's the thing with farmers. I used to do it natio- will be better. Or now that judy's it's it's gonna Ryan hip. Well has a small herd of beef cattle now, which don't need as much water as dairy cows. And like other farmers in the area, he shifted to growing drought resistant crops, just in case, the rain patterns never return to what they once were for NPR news. I'm Ashley a Hearn in shepherd and Victoria.
NPR News: 01-20-2019 4AM ET
"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout all our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk winter storm warnings extend on the way from southern Illinois to northern parts of Maine, national weather service forecaster Dan, Peterson says while cities like Philadelphia and New York we'll get mainly Ryan other areas can look for over a foot of snow by late today and heavy snow is going to be well inland in northern New York. Northern Vermont New Hampshire and up in Maine where we expect twelve eighteen inches and locally higher amounts. Besides heavy snow. Other areas are bracing up for for up to a quarter inch of ice building up on trees and power lines. The storm left us snowplow driver dead. When his truck rolled over outside Kansas City and Chicago's O'Hare airport was slowed by a plane skidding off the runway there were no injuries. And passengers were bussed to the terminal. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says President Trump's proposal for ending. The partial federal shutdown is a compilation of what he called one. Sided an ineffective remedies Schumer says the protections for immigrants. That Trump is offering to temporarily revive our legal shields that Trump took away in the first place. The Senate will take up Trump's plan in the coming week as the per show government shutdown enters day, thirty private businesses continued to donate thousands of dollars to help keep national parks accessible, the mountain west news bureaus Amanda teacher reports it costs about seventy five hundred dollars a day to groom hundreds of miles of snow covered roads for snow mobile access in Yellowstone National Park. Local businesses are picking up that tab during the shutdown. Ray Kona Khasan is with the privately owned Yellowstone park lodges, we need to do this order to keep the park accessible to the to the public, and obviously keep our business open other companies states and nonprofits Rosso stepping up to help parks across the country at last count, the park services received more than two million dollars worth of donations and in kind services to help maintain parks so far for NPR news. I'm Amanda teacher. The third annual women's March was held in. Cities across the country Saturday, but not in Missoula Montana. Instead as Montana public radio's Maxine spire reports would be marchers attended a vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in cats who are placed by red ones as people turned out for the native lead vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women that took place today in Missoula organizers of last year's local women's March said that instead of promoting what they called a laundry list of issues. They wanted the community to show up as allies for today's native lead event. Lauren small Rodriguez one of the vigils organizers is a northern Cheyenne woman from lame deer where the body of fourteen year old Henny Scott was found just three weeks ago. Scott is one of dozens of indigenous women and girls who went missing in Montana last year alone families of the victims at today's vigil asked for support in getting bills through congress. That would eliminate loopholes jurisdiction that allow these cases to go unsolved for NPR news. I'm Maxine spire in Missoula Montana. This is NPR. In Hungary, massive demonstrations against a controversial overtime law resumed on Saturday as Joanna kakissis reports, they're challenging Hungary's increasingly autocratic government. Housing's bundled up to March in the cold in Budapest and more than a dozen cities across Hungary, they say the new overtime law, which they call us Laidlaw shows just how out of touch Prime Minister Viktor Orban's is with society or on pushed for the law to address a labor shortage. The law allows employers to ask workers for up to four hundred extra overtime hours per year and delay payment for up to three years war bond cannot easily recruit immigrants to work in Hungary, because he's built his political career on vilifying them. The unpopular law has United the opposition against or Bon who says he's pushing for anti migrant lawmakers to run the European Union for NPR news. I'm Joanna kakissis thousands of yellow vest. Protesters rallied Saturday and several French cities for a tenth consecutive weekend. Protesters marched peacefully in the French capital, but clashes erupted at the end of the main demonstration. Around thirty people arrested a powerful rocket carrying a US spy-satellite lifted off Saturday from California as usual with classified. Payloads United launch alliance. Webcasts the delta for liftoff only until the protective fairing covering the payload was discarded, the satellite is the newest from the National Reconnaissance office responsible for US intelligence satellites. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 07-20-2021 2PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi singh. The new york state attorney general's office has reached a one point one billion dollar settlement with three of the largest drug distributors in the united states. The settlements linked to the corporations alleged role in the nation's opioid epidemic as npr's brian man reports. A national settlement is expected soon new york. Ag letitia james sued three corporations mckesson cardinal health and source. Bergen that operate is prescription drug wholesalers. She accused him of helping fuel. The nation's deadly addiction crisis james said in a statement the companies have agreed to pay over a billion dollars in installments spread over the next seventeen years to settle opioid claims. The companies don't admit any wrongdoing. They have agreed to a new information. System that will allow better tracking of opioid sales. And shipments nationwide. This agreement comes as a national opioid settlement with drug makers and distributors worth as much as twenty. Six billion dollars is also near completion. Brian man. Npr news billionaire. Jeff bezos is riding high after reaching new heights to space this morning. His blue origin new shepard rocket successfully conducted its first flight with passengers on board. Bazo was one of them on how it felt. Oh my god. When expectations were high and they were dramatically exceeded the the we were talking about this. A little bit in the car right on the way back. And i i don't know the the zero g piece may have been one of the biggest surprises because it felt so normal bazo just a little excited as he was recounting his experience. He traveled with his younger brother as well as an eighteen year old from the netherlands an eighty two year young aviation veteran from texas the youngest and oldest to ever travel to the edge of space in back last week billionaire. Richard branson also took a sub orbital flight on his virgin galactic craft. We'll stocks are rebounding from yesterdays selloff. Npr's david gura recaps. The house of worst day since october markets were spooked by the spread of the delta variant and the number of new in nineteen cases in the united states that threatens the ongoing economic recovery. The nasdaq the s&p five hundred and the dow opened higher and they've steadily climbed as the trading day is continued shares. A travel and leisure companies also regained ground and the yield on the ten year treasury bond is also higher the sign investors are less concerned about slowing growth on monday it fell to its lowest level in five months companies continue to report earnings for the last three months net flicks is scheduled to share its data after the closing bell david gura. Npr news new york. The dow is up nearly six hundred points or one point seven percent since the open. It's npr news. The biden administration says it will increase fees for hospitals that don't make their prices public. Npr selena simmons duffin reports. This picks up on a key health policy goal of the trump administration when it came to health policy. The previous administration was very big on showing prices to lower prices. One trump era rule required hospitals to display the prices of key procedures in a way that was easy for patients to find navigate that went into effect in january. Twenty twenty one but compliance has been spotty. A new rule proposed by the center for medicare and medicaid services would increase the fines for hospitals. That don't comply small hospitals would have to pay three hundred dollars a day. Bigger hospitals would have to pay more based on bed count. The maximum fine would be five thousand five hundred dollars per day. The public has sixty days to comment on the proposal. The new fees would take effect on january. First selena simmons duffin. Npr news consumer reports is raising concerns. The safety of tesla's full self driving or fasd software the consumer publication sites online video showing tesla vehicles missing turns or heading toward park harz. In april consumer reports said. It's engineers had managed to break through safeguards on tesla autopilot last month. The national highway traffic safety administration reported it had opened thirty investigations into tesla crashes involving ten deaths since two thousand sixteen in which advanced driver assistance systems might have been a factor tesla has set its. Fs's enabled features. Do not make the vehicle autonomous. It's npr news.
Los Angeles Times 12/16/20
"It's wednesday december sixteenth. I'm kyle sour hoffer. And here's your local news from the los angeles times brought to you by audible. Today will be mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of seventy one and a loaded nine fifty our top story. The number of available intensive care beds is critically low across southern california in los angeles county. There are fewer them. One hundred beds available and experts. Say the worst of the covid nineteen surge is yet to comb overall. La county has more than forty four hundred. People hospitalized with cove in nineteen and officials claim. That number could rise to five thousand by the weekend. La county health officials have also said younger. Adults are spreading the virus most but it is the oldest adults when they get infected who are dying at the highest rates immoral virus news yesterday la mayor. Eric garcetti dispatched five mobile corona virus testing teams to predominantly black and latino communities where infections nearly doubled earlier this month over the past week. La county has been averaging more than ten thousand new cases and fifty eight new cova deaths daily immunities where the mobile units are headed. Have seen particularly dramatic spikes to their population. The neighborhoods are also home to a large number of essential workers. Who have not been able to stay home and avoid elevated risk for more information visit l. a. times dot com in court news. The city of los angeles has filed a lawsuit against the manager and others associated with an underground nightclub in downtown delays fashion district after documenting evidence of criminal activity at the site during the covid nineteen pandemic for months. The city is seeking millions of dollars in damages. City attorneys are also asking for the venue to be closed indefinitely and for fines of twenty five hundred dollars a day for each unfair competition violation. An instagram account reportedly tied to the club advertised parties. When covid nineteen restrictions prohibited large indoor gatherings in other news the los angeles police officers involved in the accidental killing of a trader. Joe's manager will not face criminal charges in the manager's death the la county district attorney's office announced the news yesterday. Melita caratto died from a single bullet wound at the silverlake sore in july. Two thousand eighteen. The shooting generated fierce criticism of the lapd and left. The department's leadership horrified that their actions had led to the death of innocent bystander. Prosecutors ultimately decided that the officers were only reacting to provocations and finally the rose bowl game may not be played in pasadena in twenty twenty one for the first time since world war two forced the game to be moved to north carolina in nineteen forty two this time the game status with the college football playoff committee is in doubt because la county pandemic regulations do not allow it to be played with fans non even family members in attendance while the game is currently scheduled for its new year's day afternoon kickoff time. The playoff committee is expected to meet later this week to discuss it. If the game were to be moved it would not be called the rosebowl. That branding stays in pasadena. If that happens twenty twenty one would be the first year without a rose bowl at all since one thousand nine hundred fifteen for these stories and more visit. La times dot com holiday season has arrived. And the new auto plus catalogue gives you to thousands of select audible. Originals audiobooks podcasts and the new audible sleep collection. Whether you're looking to stay entertained or educated need a little laugh or a little help. Getting a good night's sleep audible has everything you need. All in one place visit dot com and for a limited time you can enjoy an audible plus membership for four ninety five a month for the first six months.
How Giant Batteries Are Protecting The Most Vulnerable In Blackouts
"This message comes from. npr sponsor. Key a bank dedicated to providing guidance in unpredictable markets helpful information about economic conditions. Impacting your business available at key dot com slash economic conditions. Thousands of texans still lack clean drinking water after the storm blackouts two weeks ago. Extreme weather is increasingly causing these kinds of disasters around the country so some communities are keeping the power on for vulnerable people and infrastructure by installing giant batteries. Npr's lawrence summer has more as the power outage dragged on in austin a lot of residents worried about heat but another problem quickly emerged without power. There's no water as austin. Water director. grapevines are alerted. The community are already treatment plant which is our largest flint had experienced electrical disruption in without at service. The main water treatment plant went dark which meant the water wasn't clean enough to drink water. Infrastructure needs power. Something that became very clear almost a decade ago in new jersey. I'm ever forget driving that day and the whole state was just black andrew powers with pse and g. an electric utility in new jersey superstorm. Sandy had caused the largest power outage in state history including at sewage treatment. Plants many had backup generators but they didn't hold up. It took several weeks for the state to really come back generators were destroyed and they weren't able to get diesel fuel to their generator. Without power wastewater treatment plants can't clean the sewage and many were flooded by the storm. Billions of gallons of untreated sewage. Were released into waterways. Power says the storm was a up call so utility began installing these that Comes from a giant battery about as tall as a person at the wastewater treatment plant in caldwell new jersey. it's connected to solar panels in the event of a storm. Were prepared during those outages or those sit. A prolonged outage comes out the and solar generates energy that solar energy helps run the plant and when the sun goes down the battery kitson combined with the backup generator. Power says the plant could run like this for weeks. The utility also installed battery and solar systems at other key spots like a hospital and a high school that can serve as a warming or cooling center during extreme weather but sometimes during blackouts people need solutions. closer to home in northern california richard. Torino's life changed when the campfire burned through his town in two thousand eighteen. It took an entire community and wiped it out. I've lived here. Oh fifty years and everything that i knew. Prior to the virus gone since then. Toronto faces regular blackouts during fire season when the utility turns off the power to reduce fire risk. It's a problem because he needs supplemental. Oxygen and that medical equipment runs on electricity. He tried using a small generator but the fuel runs about one hundred dollars a day. And he's on a fixed income. You'll take your entire monthly Fuel budget it'll eat it up in a matter of hours. Then he heard about a program from the california foundation for independent living centers in partnership with the utility. Pg any to loan out portable batteries probably about Eighteen inches square a large block. And it'll run equipment for several days before a recharge necessary. Almost three thousand batteries are being loaned to californians with medical needs this year because the blackouts will keep coming. I remember being in texas in two thousand eleven and having a four hour blackout in the middle of that storm. Melissa lot is research director at columbia university's center on global energy policy. People going once in a century storm. Here we are ten years later with an even more extreme storm. Lots has batteries can help keep crucial services running when that happens while the cost is coming down there still more expensive than traditional power sources though maybe not when you compare it to the cost of these blackouts. If we'd really saw that risk coming and we did a calculation we might figure out. It's a heck of a lot cheaper in the back of the envelope calculation. Say it's a heck of a lot cheaper to invest in some of the technologies. We didn't invest in no electric greatest. Perfect she says especially with climate change creating more extremes so the key is to be ready when things go wrong lauren summer. Npr news this message comes from npr sponsor capital one venture card with venture. You are unlimited double miles per dollar on every purchase everyday. What's in your wallet.
Private Companies Are Paying To Keep Roads Groomed, Bathrooms Cleaned In Yellowstone
"Almost two weeks into the government shutdown. National parks are starting to close. The public had been getting into the parks for free because employees weren't there to collect entrance fees. At also means they weren't there to collect the trash or clean the bathrooms on the nation's first national park. Yellowstone local businesses are pitching in to pay park staff to keep it open or at least parts of it Montana. Public radio's Eric Whitney reports despite temperatures that regularly dropped below zero and the park being covered in snow people still come to Yellowstone wintertime between twenty and thirty thousand a month. The snow is actually a big attraction snowmobiles like these or his communist cars on the frozen streets of the park gateway town of west Yellowstone, Montana. Dan Gibbons from nearby bozeman had family in from out of town for the holidays and booked a snowmobile to her from here to old faithful geyser anything was best part. Seeing the kids reaction their trees next to the geysers are are covered in ice crystals. So I chose pictures. It's brilliant. Jerry Johnson owns a business that rents snowmobiles and sends seven guided tours a day into Yellowstone in the winter. It's trip of a lifetime Johnson. Got a big spike in calls when news of the shutdown hit, and he really didn't want to tell people that they're Yellowstone adventure was canceled because of DC politics, and it's not cheap. So it's you know. They had to plan and budget for this. And all of a sudden get carpet ripped off from underneath them. I think is not fair. The park is almost entirely closed to cars starting in November. So the only way to get to old faithful and most other park attractions is via snowmobile or in big vans with cartoonish Lee, huge balloon tires called snow coaches. They require roads that are groomed. Daily by the parks fleet of half a dozen big tractors. They're kind of like Zamboni that smooth out ice skating rinks, but a lot bigger if you don't run on the trails will get very rough and you'll get bumps moguls, and and it'd be just it's miserable. So during the shutdown private businesses that operate inside the park or picking up the tab about seventy five hundred dollars a day to groom Yellowstone's three hundred plus miles of snow covered roads and to keep one paved road open to cars, Zan, Tara parks and resorts which runs the only hotels operating inside the park in winter is paying most of that. Mike Keller is an terrorist general manager in Yellowstone. That is correct. We are funding the National Park Service to perform the grooming duties Zand Tara asked guide services that operate in the park to chip in to help pay park implies during the shutdown and all of them did it adds up to about three hundred bucks a day for each of the guide services. And the park service is totally going to reimburse them for paying parking employees during the shutdown, right? There is no reimbursement from the government shutdown ends the funds. The we've that we pay operate for those days, we won't be reimbursed. The dollars that we've seen we've committed for the previous fourteen days, nor is Antara getting reimbursed for the half dozen of its employees who are cleaning park bathrooms during the shutdown and snowmobile guide services like Jerry Johnson's or packing in their own toilet paper and packing out all their trash. He says they're happy to keep the park open and nice because that should be open and services should be there because it has the people's park Zan terror resort says they're willing to keep paying parking. Employees to maintain winter access to Yellowstone into February at which point they'll reevaluate the funding arrangement with their fellow concessionaires for NPR news. I'm Eric Whitney in west Yellowstone, Montana.
NPR News: 06-24-2019 8AM ET
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame year. Art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge. Order with code NPR live from NPR news in Washington, I'm korva Coleman. Tensions between the US and orana are expected to dominate secretary of state. Mike Pompeo's visit this week to the Middle East NPR's Daniel Czeslaw has more Pompeo says he plans to talk to leaders in Saudi Arabia and the UAE about forming a coalition to counter, Iran. President Trump says he came close to striking her on last week after Tehran shut down an American drone. Trump's has he called off the strike on Iran because it would have killed one hundred fifty people, but he is not ruling out future. Military action NPR's, Daniel chose low. The UN Security Council is meeting privately today, too. Examine recent events involving the US and Iran, these include Iran's drone shootdown and recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Democratic presidential candidates spent a weekend campaigning in South Carolina, NPR Susan Davis reports. Former vice president, Joe Biden maintains a very strong lead in early polling, but rivals are working to catch up twenty two candidates appeared at events in Columbia South Carolina this weekend, including an annual fish fry attended by thousands of voters candidates also address party activists at the state's annual democratic convention and appeared at a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood, where they all expressed support for expanded abortion rights. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren turned seventy on Saturday, joining Biden, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the trio of candidates in their seventies Warren is the leading candidate in the first round of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday night. She's now, pulling behind Biden and Sanders who will take the stage on Thursday. Susan Davis, NPR news Washington, Republican lawmakers in the state of or. Again, are hiding they're trying to prevent a quorum in the state house, and they're effectively blocking vote on a climate change Bill, Oregon public broadcasting's, Dirk vanden, heart explains why they decided to leave, what Republicans are arguing is that it's going to be very detrimental to their rural districts so they say things like rising fuel costs or arise, just in the cost of doing business by virtue of painting for greenhouse gas emissions so they have been trying to do anything they can to keep this Bill from passing and that last week resulted in the very dramatic instance, of them walking off, they left Thursday and have not been back since and are being fined five hundred dollars a day he spoke to NPR's morning edition. Some right wing, militia members say they are helping the GOP lawmakers. But the Oregon lawmakers say that is not true on Saturday. The Oregon state capital was closed state police warned democratic leaders of a credible threat. President Trump says he is postponing immigration rates that we're supposed to start this past. Weekend. NPR has learned house speaker, Nancy Pelosi urged Trump to delay them. Trump says he is now giving Democrats two weeks to come up with changes to US asylum law. He says, otherwise, the immigration raids will be back on. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Prague on Sunday demanding the resignation of the prime minister of the Czech, Republic protesters, say they want prime minister Andrea Babich to resign they point to an inquiry. That's investigating whether he misused European Union funds. They also allege bash and members of his government are destabilizing, check democracy. India's government is rejecting the findings of the US State Department's annual report on religious freedoms around the world. Sushmita paddock reports it condemns violence against Muslims in India a spokesperson for India's external affairs. Ministry said the country is quote, proud of its secular credentials, the rebuttal game on the same day as a video all Muslim man being beaten to death by Hindu doctors and forced Chanu slogans meant wider. The US annual report on international religious freedom. Highlights trend of Hindu mov attacks against Muslims suspected of killing cows, which are considered sacred in Hinduism. Mm. It also notes that some members of the ruling, Hindu, nationalist party, the BJP made inflammation, free speeches against minorities. This comes just ahead of US secretary of state. Mike Pompeo's arrival in New Delhi. This week for NPR news. I'm Sushmita partook. In one by the horse racing season is over at California's Santa, Anita park near Los Angeles. 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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from American pest as the leading provider of safe, sustainable pest control solutions across the DMV. Let American past help you to take back your home or business. From menacing pests visit them today at American pest dot net. Live from NPR news. In Washington, I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump says he pulled back on plans for retaliatory US military strikes on Iranian targets Thursday, because of the likelihood of collateral damage as NPR's Ryan Naylor reports. Trump says he didn't like the idea of killing Ronnie ins for the downing of an unmanned US aircraft. In an interview with NBC Trump said he stopped the air strikes before any planes were in the air. He said he acted after asking military leaders, how many people might die in the operation. He said they told him a hundred and fifty here we are sitting with one hundred fifty dead people that would have taken place, probably within a half an hour after I said, go ahead. And I didn't like it. I didn't think it was I didn't think it was proportionate Trump had earlier tweeted that he's in. No hurry to respond to the attack on the drone the US alleges the aircraft was shot down over international waters. But Iran says the drone was in its airspace. Brian Naylor, NPR news. Washington acting ice director, Mark Morgan is defending the Trump administration's plan to begin 'immigration rates around the country this weekend, Morgan tells NPR's, John Burnett, that the thousands of families being targeted of already received deportation orders. The history has shown they do not. So what, what are options they've had due process? They they've had access to attorneys that had access to interpreters majority of them. Don't even show up. We have no choice. I it's about the rule of law. Morgan says, rejects any notion that ISIS abusive and doesn't care about immigrant families. He says the agency is in interested in maintaining the integrity of the nations. Immigration system. The governor of Texas Greg Abbott says he sending a thousand Texas national guard troops to the state's border with Mexico. Ashley Lopez of member station. K UT in Austin reports that Abbas says estate is experiencing an escalating crisis at the border, and that congress is refusing to fix it. Avid, says he's sending national guard troops to assist customs and border patrol officials. The troops will be stationed at holding facilities for adults travelling without children, as well as ports of entry Abbott says the state has been forced to intervene as the situation at the country, southern border worsens, all of these actions are necessary because congress has failed to do his job, and it leaves states, like Texas fending for themselves Abbott says that in the past three weeks alone more than forty five thousand people have been apprehended at the state's border with Mexico for NPR news. I'm actually Lopez in Austin, new home sales jumped two and a half percent during the month of may is lower interest rates. Here to help buyers overcome challenges affording a mortgage. The national association of realtors says existing home sales at a seasonal sold at a seasonally adjusted rate of five point three million last month. This is NPR news. The head of Oregon said it has ordered the state capital closed on Saturday because of what he called a possible, militia threat. The move came after group supporting Republican lawmakers posted messages of support on social media. Governor Kate Brown had dispatched eight police to round-up GOP senators who left the capital Thursday to block a vote on climate change legislation under Oregon law. The law makers will be fine five hundred dollars a day for each day. They don't show up to allow vote. Thousands of students from across Europe gathered in a west German city of Aachen Friday to protest the country's reliance on fossil fuels from Berlin on nor sketch reports that a west German coal mine is become a flash point for European climate activists urging the European Union to do more to reduce carbon emissions, the coal mine in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the country's largest and is a key source of lignite dirty coal on which, Germany, so heavily relies situated only miles away from the borders of Belgium, and the Netherlands, the mind have previously become the focus of environmental protests after operator or w e plan to cut down a nearby forest on Friday and estimated twenty thousand campaigners from sixteen countries including some of Germany's most famous social media stars descended on the nearby city of often and called on Angela Merkel's government to speed up the transition to clean energy for the protests are expected through the weekend, and the large number of police officers have been deployed for NPR news. I'm on. On our scavenge in Berlin. Wall Street, stocks ended the week on down the Dow Jones industrials lost thirty four points. This is NPR news.
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"Live from npr news. I'm shay stevens. Authorities responding to wednesday's riot in the nation's capital say they found explosives at three locations around washington dc. Four people died in the chaos at the us capitol and more than a dozen officers were injured. Npr's brian man reports dc metro police. Chief robert conti says his officers recovered firearms and other weapons as they fought to restore order to pipebombs have been recovered. One pipe bomb from the dnc. Another pipe bomb from the rnc a cooler from a vehicle with an with a long gun at that also included molotov cocktails. This also was on the grounds of the united states capitol. Speaking to reporters contacts had to police officers remain hospitalized. One after being dragged into the pro-trump crowd and beaten more than fifty people were arrested yesterday in dc mayor. Muriel bowser said an effort is underway to identify others who stormed the capital ryan man. Npr news president elect joe biden is condemning the pro-trump riot biden is also urging president trump to step down for encouraging extremists. Minnesota congresswoman ilhan. Omar says she's drawing up articles of impeachment have trump removed from office a joint session of congress to count the electoral college. Votes is in recess while the house and senate debate and attempt by eighty pennsylvania republicans seeking to overturn election results in that state. Here's vice president. Mike pence with gop. Pennsylvania congressman scott. Perry for or is it does. The gentleman from pennsylvania rows mr president sadly but resolutely i object to the electoral votes of my beloved commonwealth of pennsylvania on the grounds of multiple constitutional infractions. That they were not under. All of the known. Circumstances regularly given the house and senate voted down an attempt. To overturn biden's victory in arizona. Political leaders in europe watched with alarm yesterday during the us capitol riot as teri schultz reports many called for calm but few address. President trump by name nato secretary general jens stoltenberg was among the first to react by twitter shocking scenes in dc. He wrote the outcome of this. Democratic election. must be respected. European union leaders added their concern. You foreign policy chief. Just burrell said quote in the eyes of the world. American democracy tonight appears under-siege. This is not america. He you economic commissioner ballard into loni just tweeted a photo of the pro-trump protesters add one word. Shame swedish prime minister stephan. Listen is one of the only eu leaders who directed their remarks at the president. President trump and many members of congress have a great responsibility for what's happening now luthan said for npr news. I'm teri schultz in brussels in premarket trading. Us futures are higher following mixed trading. Yesterday this is npr news. British judge is refusing to allow. Julian assange to be extradited to the united states as also denying bail for the wikileaks founder. Assange who's been jailed. In britain since two thousand nineteen is to remain in custody while the courts consider an appeal by us authorities. He's facing espionage charges over wiki leaks publication of secret military documents a decade ago. Japan has imposed a state of emergency as the country sees its large surge of covid nineteen cases since the beginning of the pandemic abigail. Leonard has more from tokyo the month-long state of emergency for tokyo and surrounding areas. The capital city has accounted for about half of all recent cases. It's not a full lockdown but the government is asking residents to avoid non-essential outings. It's also asking bars and restaurants to close by eight. They'll receive about six hundred dollars a day if they do and be named and shamed if they don't schools will remain open though that's different from the first state of emergency back. In april japan had been doing better than many other countries and prime minister. Yoshihiko suge was reluctant to impose new restrictions but with cases biking and his public support plummeting. He relented for npr news. I'm abigail leonard in tokyo. Amazon has announced two billion dollars in loans and grants to secure portable housing in three. Us cities where it has major operations microsoft and other tech firms have invested large sums to boost affordable housing following complaints that the companies have worsened inequality by pushing housing prices. Higher this is npr news support.