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Startup Streamer Quibi Quits
"A huge Hollywood experiment ended its life in a way that seems somehow fitting qube accompany designed to bring miniature Netflix's quality shows to your smartphone call. It quits earlier this month like it's programs which were no longer than ten minutes apiece. quickies vary life was itself short only about six months long the infant media company hit attracted almost two billion dollars from investors about one hundred, fifty, million dollars in advertising and some big name actors and directors. As a result quibbles dramatic closure has spawned no end of speculative criticism about what the startup did wrong and whether it's leaders Hollywood powerhouse, Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP. CEO Meg Whitman did anything right? In case you haven't heard of it. The original idea behind Qube was to make high quality programs that were short enough to watch from start to finish. While waiting to do something else say riding the subway were standing at checkout line. These wouldn't be user generated youtube like videos but what qube envisioned as the quote next generation of storytelling dramas comedies a non-fiction programs cut into quick bites the origin of the company's name you get the idea. QUBE had the bad luck to launch during the pandemic that meant the service designed explicitly for people out and about debuted when people were in definitely not out and about position as another streamer. But Not at first on your TV quickly did what most streamers and new apps do when it launched in early April it offered a ninety day free trial about a million and a half people signed up and presumably began watching quickies original shows thrillers like. Wireless about a drunk man caught in a New Year's Eve snowstorm free Ray Sean drama about a black man accused of killing a police officer and last looks a series about scandals in the fashion world. As I said earlier at launch, you can only watch on a smartphone despite the fact that most viewers were quarantined in their homes with perfectly usable TV's at their disposal. It took a few more months for quick to make the TV leap. The question back in May and June was how many of those initial free viewers would convert to paying customers quickies price was high five month with ads were eight dollars without them as the verge points out apple TV plus costs four, ninety, nine a month worse quickies higher prices more expensive than Disney plus. The answer on those conversions was clear. Qube didn't get anywhere near enough money or viewers, and with that dearth viewers, some advertisers threatened to canceled on October Twenty Second Katzenberg Whitman published an open letter on medium announcing queries collapse. The founders laid some of the blame on Covid nineteen but not all in addition to timing they said, another likely reason could be. That the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service. Indeed. A great deal of the criticism says exactly that the format itself was flawed from the start ten minutes may have been far too long for some content and far too short for others. A sort of nether world that works for user generated youtube content, but not for expensive productions that aspire to be the next Netflix. As one example, the Guardian reporter. Jack Bernhardt commended free ratio on actors Steffan Jones Laurence Fishburne an emmy winner. Jasmine Safest Jones for spectacular performances in powerful production. But he added quote it feels almost offensive to everyone involved that I can only watch it on tiny phone screen. Furthermore, he said it should have been a two hour film not fifteen quick bites. The company is exploring selling the rights to some content screenwriters and producers with shows underdevelopment or left to try to sell them elsewhere a tough sell given that most media companies can't use five or ten minute episodes. is returning about three hundred, fifty million dollars to investors and giving severance to two hundred employees. The Wall Street Journal reports, Katzenberg and Whitman's letter puts quickies. Of the entire very busy streaming media ecosystem the executives would never have imagined launching during a pandemic they said, but they admitted other businesses have faced these unprecedented challenges and have found their way through it. Indeed, we've reported here on boom times for Netflix's and Disney plus among others all of benefited enormously from lockdowns. The mistake Qube made lies in a different sphere altogether says verge critic Julia Alexander Qube didn't fail because TIKTOK. existed she says, it failed because executives refuse to see Tiktok its biggest competition she wrote tick tock has exploded globally with an ever growing mountain of user generated short form video video that is virtually free to produce free to consume. But qube had its I trained on net flicks if Alexander is correct quimby was looking for threats or a role model in the wrong direction. In an already struggling Hollywood, it's hard to watch the layoffs of employees and the suffering of artists who shows are now killed. A great deal of talent converged around quipping remains to be seen. We're all that talent. Finding out.
Startup Loom Booms on Rise of the Video Message
"Wars daily on this Thursday October twenty second. Here's a trend bits grown like crazy during the pandemic when you might not yet be aware of but watch out by this time next year I predict you will be it's called video messaging a number of services. Now offered the ability for anyone with a computer or smartphone to make a quick high quality video and send it immediately for free or cheap. One of the most basic reasons to try it. It's easier and faster to talk than it is to type according to. Founders at San Francisco Startup. Loom but loom is more than just a video version of text messaging for one it allows users to record their screens and their faces at the same time, which makes it an ideal tool for teaching and training remotely a math teacher for example, can speak directly to their students and visually illustrate that tricky geometry problem at the same time actor Ashton Kutcher. One of the APPS investors uses it to provide feedback on scripts. He told Forbes, you actually need the virtual object and the explanation at the same time in addition to conveying the real emotion. Clearly. It can be compelling to receive a video message instead of an email and that's not just anecdotal today. The company claims it has seven million users up from a couple of million pre pandemic in late May investors poured thirty million dollars into loom. Valued at three, hundred, fifty, million dollars that's double its value a year ago what's happening? Well, we're all working from home. Of course, even pre pandemic loom had conceived of its APP is appealing to remote workers but no one knew just how suddenly we'd all be communicating digitally all the time. Now loom even newer start a video card or working around the clock building out there young products to grab this new opportunity before it passes them by the first mover often wins market share and becomes the category leader at least for the foreseeable future. All of that rapid work means a lot of hiring loom is now one of the fastest growing startups around according to linked in late last month linked in named loom number nine on its list of. Top fifty startups. That's a list of privately held American companies filling bunches of jobs. The companies already ballooned from a handful of team members to almost one hundred today last week, Lumo unveiled what it's calling new loom video messaging is already attracting small businesses but loom in its rivals may not turn big profits from that market. After all, you can get their APPs with limited services for free where the big money may lie large companies the new loom includes. A custom plan for enterprises, it allows an unlimited number of users to create videos offers a virtual library for storing them. That way multiple creators can make say hundreds of different training videos that users can search loom believes many companies will want to replace time consuming synchronous webinars with short recorded videos especially, because many workers are now teaching their kids from home and they're at their jobs only after bedtime smaller businesses can get loom for about eight dollars per. User per month, the company hasn't published a price for enterprises as with any startup success isn't guaranteed for either company. Any of the larger Digital Communications Brands Zoom Microsoft teams slack could jump right into the
The Trump Treatment for Covid Is Coming Soon
"The president's trip for Corona virus and their implications on Wall Street in a video posted to twitter Wednesday evening president trump touted the drugs administered to him and urged federal regulators to approve emergency use authorization for two in particular regeneration and Eli Lilly's antibody therapeutic treatments. Both companies submitted requests for FDA emergency use this week beyond clinical trials very few covid patients have received these treatments to this point. Also this week, the FDA published new guidance vaccine manufacturers mandating at least two months of follow up safety data after vaccinating trial participants in making a vaccine approval before November. Third Election Day unlikely here's Joe Kernan make trump joins us now with more. Mega just mentioned to you. Something that are cashing actually wrote I think it was yesterday morning that at least perhaps to keep in mind twenty percent of what we're seeing in the stock market and the rally after the stimulus. Debate could be because of. We may have we may be getting closer to to some type of treatment. For Cove it I know you're going to talk about the president he looked. Did you see him yesterday after being diagnosed a week ago or whatever it was? He looked good and looked it looked like he was almost fully recovered yesterday Williams talking about this regeneration drug and you know he had a lot of medicines so you can't tie it to one obviously but pretty amazing I think right? Well, certainly, you can't tie to one but the president putting a lot of focus on these antibody drugs we know of course he received regenerates. Cocktail on Friday. Ella Lily is also developing an antibody in this space. Now, both of these companies have filed for emergency use authorization. We brought you that news from lily yesterday and last night just hours after that video from the president regenerate announced it had filed for emergency use authorization as well, and there are still more of these in clinical trials behind these. Now, guys will have to see how quickly the FDA acts here but the next question is going to beat the supply of these medicines. Take a look at what the companies. Have told us about what they have available if they got emergency use authorization now regeneration says about fifty thousand doses could be made available at aims to get that up to three hundred thousand within a few months. Now, one dose is one whole course of treatment. So that's the number of people they treat. Now regenerate does have a contract with the government four, hundred, fifty, million dollars under which it would provide those initial doses and the government would make them available to Americans at no cost. The government would also be responsible for the drugs. Distribution now lilly says it has a single antibody, not the cocktail approach that regenerates pursued that it's filed for authorization of it would have one hundred, thousand doses of that available in October, and it also has a combo approach that filing four. Probably in November, our it would have fifty thousand doses, the entire fourth quarter. So guys supply of these is going to be the next major question similar situation to what we saw with when Desa Vir. Hey. So meg earlier before this avenue and we don't want to rush anything obviously you're talking about. A compassionate use for whatever this this was an and with anything especially monoclonal is you need detailed phase one, two and three trials, and you need to have a a control group and everything else. So it's very important but just philosophically mega let's think about what a vaccine does. You introduce maybe a part of the spike protein your body sees it and manufacturers its own antibodies against the virus doesn't sound that much different. If you're generating similar antibodies, in vitro in in a test tube and introducing those antibodies that are already against. Against the corona virus, so I mean almost takes out a step of the vaccine where the body actually has to manufacture its own and you're just giving someone the antibodies said this morning that that's a powerful idea if you are. If you're convinced of the proof of concept that the May factor one of these similar to what the the body would would do. Naturally, this could be a game changer I don't think the trump is wrong on this. Yeah. You're exactly right. In the way you described that Joe, I mean this is an immune response that has been generated by someone against the coronavirus. Some of these are actually taken from survivors of covert nineteen regenerate also combined one of those with one. Made in its labs but it is the immune response and while the initial trials were given as treatment for patients. Similarly to what we saw in the setting of the president, he was recently diagnosed and received this treatment. It's also being tested as prevention for high risk patients who've been potentially exposed to somebody with covid nineteen, and so it is a similar idea but the problem Joe is there just won't be a lot of these available at the beginning and their feet drugs so they're not pills easy to take either. And in the president's case, it was very early on to and. You worry about that second week when the virus has already gotten to a level that causes that immune response that can be so harmful and You would have to get I assume you'd have to get this. We have we need to do the testing obviously, but it seems like president trump. Was An advantage that he got it very early on. In his treatment theoretically, if that's what if that's what caused the improvement so there's a lot of questions still, but but reason for hope I think to be you know we need hope this point after watching what's happened to the entire world right? Absolutely, and we haven't seen what's happened with the president's visual load. So we don't have all the information of course. Yeah we don't. We don't they just from appearances. All right. Thank you, Becky, you want you went in and dead I questioned to Maggie talked about how regeneration thinks that they could get three hundred million doses ramped up in the next several months, which would be great. That's almost the entire population would all of that go to the American population I know you mentioned that some of it's already been bought by the government and kind of guaranteed but are we talking about taking that and then splitting with other nations? Or what all of that stay in the. United States. So I may have misspoken they'll have three hundred thousand within a few months and only fifty thousand now and that all has been purchased by the US government. But that's why I'm kind of comparing it to the best of your situation where we were in a shortage. Yeah. So it's not going to be enough for everybody they're going to have to make decisions about who should get the strugg-.
The Latest Projects with Adam Justice
"Welcome to episode one, hundred, Thirty, eight of home on a show about the I y home control and automation brought to you by the digital. Media Zone. Richard Guenther and I am so happy to be joined again by Adam justice my friend, the CEO of connects sense Adam. How are you? Good it's been a minute since I've been on your show. Yeah it has. been a while and it's really funny because as I was thinking about that as a window last time we've talked together on home on. Of course, we co host the smart home show together. So we get a chance to talk all the time. It just hasn't been necessarily with this audience, but I'm glad you could join me. We're just going to run through the. Normal News stuff you know we've been doing a bunch of topics, special episodes and I haven't been getting episodes out as quickly. So I just wanted to do some news focused discussion and maybe maybe a little bit of an update from the last time you and I spoke on our other show about the projects that we've been up to. Okay sounds great. We're going. To start with the long awaited news from smart things, we finally have a sunset date for the classic APP. So if you're still using smart things classic, it is going away on October fourteenth and by going away I mean it will no longer work period. If on the fourteenth you go into the classic APP, you'll be prompted to create your Samsung account you haven't. Done that and download and switch over to the standard smart things up. It seems silly to call that the new APP since it's been out for about two and a half years now but not everybody has switched over to it yet. Now, this is not the only thing changing. In fact, if you're still using the classic APP Today You may have noticed that your event history is no longer showing up there. It's over in the new APP. So that's an incentive to maybe switch a little bit early if you haven't already and similarly if you have Samsung products, their status is. No longer showing up in the classic APP, that is also only happening in the new smart things up. So they're really serious about this. They've given us lots of time plenty of notice that this was coming I'm just curious. Are those diehards going to end up sticking with it now or are they going to end up jumping and try and something else? Yeah. I mean these things always happen and it sounds like they've given everybody plenty of notice to make a move but there's always somebody that's not going to be happy and I think the real hardship is going to be for. Those heavy duty hobbyists who might have some smart apps still in use in the classic APP that as of yet haven't been rewritten for the new platform or just aren't going to be one example is and I'm really not quite sure why they called this out specifically. But Samsung smart things announced when they announced this sunset date that the echoes speaks smart APP, which is a third party. SMART APP by an independent developer is no longer going to be supported on the new platform. The crazy thing is that according to Jimmy Hawkins are smart things guy developer didn't even know that until. The announcement came out. Whoops whoops is right. This is a shame because this is a cool up but of course, this is doing stuff that you're not really supposed to do. This is sending audio statements to echo devices to say directly, and that's not really something that even Amazon wants developers doing right now my guess is it probably got called out because it has a huge install base and they new people were GONNA be upset about it, and so you know and I'm sure Amazon called him out at one point and they're like, okay well, it'll die when the old APD is. That is probably the most likely scenario right I could see that happening indeed the next piece of news here was that Google has made a huge investment in Adt. It was about four hundred, fifty, million dollars for a six point, six percent stake in the company which you noted as a seven billion dollar valuation. That is the thing that's astounding to me that at is considered a seven billion dollar business. Yeah I. had no idea they were that large company but good for them. With this investment, Google's going to integrate its nest smart home devices in with eighty t and their devices. Yeah and it seems like they're just trying to at least get the devices on the docket right now. But it's very likely that these frankly dated and less well-known devices like sensors and cameras, and so forth at Adt has been using some of them. I think are even white labeled and used with ADT branding they're going to go away. You're basically going to be buying nest systems through at to the extent that at customers are going. To get access to nest aware, which is nest subscription service. So sounds to me like eighty s pretty much handing over the reins to Google year. Yeah I think this marriage makes a Lotta sense. Obviously, nest wants to get more into security and you can either fight Adt in the battle against ring or you can join them and you know put your powers together. So I think ADT's branding is a lot stronger insecurity and obviously ness branding is a lot stronger and smart home so that it feels like a win win for both companies.
Google to buy 6.6% stake in ADT in home security push
"Google announced, they will invest four hundred, fifty, million dollars into home security company. Adt. According to CNBC. AD said on Monday that the companies will work to combine nest products and ADT's installation and alarm systems, Google class. B, shares that it will by not have voting power, which is notable, and also recall that nest return to Google. From other back in twenty, eighteen
The George Soros Saga: Antisemitism, Conspiracies, and Influence
"Billion-a-year Fillon therapist mega donor George Soros has long been the villain of conspiracy theories. He has also been a target of politicians and pundits on the right who resent his fierce opposition to George W Bush and Donald. Trump, they also object to his philanthropy support of liberal causes support most clearly defined by his mega donations. Earlier this month, the open society foundations, the ill philanthropic group founded by Mr Soros announced it would invest one hundred, fifty million dollars in grants for black lead, racial justice groups, and another seventy million toward local grants for criminal justice reform. The announcement came amid protests in the streets and calls for racial justice sparked by the murder of George. Floyd. Minneapolis those protests, some of which have turned violent have fuelled critics to view those donations as efforts to foment anarchy and back government corruption emily. Tamken. saw these critiques and conspiracy theories already building steam and two thousand sixteen which inspired her to research and write the influence. Of Soros, her latest Book Emily Welcome. Thank you so much for having me on the show so far listeners. Let's take a step back and start with WHO is George Soros not who the conspiracy theorists say he is but who is he really and what causes does he support and why? George. Is a Hungarian born American billionaire he is very influential in three realms the realm of finance, the rubber philanthropy, and the realm of politics in finance. He was a very famous and successful hedge fund manager. He's maybe the most famous and successful currency speculator in the history of finance, and then you know in the nineteen seventies after making a lot of money, he decides to start giving away some of that money to the cause of what he calls open society. The title comes the Name Open Society comes. From this book by Karl. Popper who was Soros's tutor at the London School of Economics and basically the premise of open society and its enemies is that this gross over simplification but basically, the premise is that you know neither you nor I can really know the truth. So what we're supposed to do is all of us together in a society come together and we discuss and debate, and we try to reach this perfect understanding and practice that's meant giving students scholarships. It's meant setting up a university in. It's meant you know after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in Suva Union paying for Internet for various government ministries and trying to connect people to information. He's also a big an influential figure in politics beginning in two thousand four. In the United States, he decided that he really wanted George W Bush out of office and became a major political donor. So I think you know I WANNA be careful to make clear that the political spending is separate from thirty but because he's this major philanthropic and also major political donor and because the political donations or not exclusively, but do tend to be four Democrats in liberal causes. I think that that colors the perception of some not just on the right but particularly, some people on the right in the United States. So source is a Hungarian. Jewish emigrant right tell us more about his upbringing and how it informed his philanthropy and political activism nineteen thirty Hungary is the Inter war period between World War One and World War Two prior to World War One Jews in the Hungarian part of the austro-hungarian Empire were more assimilated than many other Jews in Europe. They really saw themselves. Many of them saw themselves as Hungarian were part of the Hungarian national project report of this Lake Glittering Budapest life world we're one happens Hungary is on the losing side they lose a lot of their territory in the tree of and all, which is like the austro-hungarian version of the treaty of Versailles. And for a variety of reasons, the Jews are scapegoated for this. So you have these he's born into this world where you start having a Jewish quotas laws meant to persecute Jews, and this is. Even, before World War Two, his father has them changed their name from shorts to Soros to seem less obviously Jewish in this increasingly hostile environment his father had previously like escaped. Prison camp in Siberia during World War, one and made his way back to Hungary during the Russian civil war. So he knew something about survival. World to comes and there's there's not the occupation and there's the Arrow Cross which is like the Hungarian variant. He sees his father as this great protective figure who helped other people the father. was procured bull forged embargo documents of the Soros family and friends in front of friends could hide out is Christians during during the time, but he also he's persecuted for being Jewish he then after world, War Two is living under a certainly not the same kind of persecution but under a repressive oppressive socialist regime and I think that this is two things one, it makes this concept of society where we can all debate and discuss very attractive and I also think that for him because he was persecuted on the basis of his ethnicity religion. That inspired in him. The understanding that it was important to try to help whatever group was caught under the wheel at a given moment with this history and background in mind. IS IT ANTI Semitic to criticize Mr Soros and the causes he supports I'm not saying the criticizing Soros is. Anti Semitic I think he's done things that you can criticise part of the reason that I wrote this book is that it should be what he is actually done and the money that he's actually spent not money that he has never spent and thinks he has never going to do that to me is when it trips over into in antisemitic conspiratorial.
Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy: Nostalgia, Anger, and a Bidding War
"The abandonment of the suit helps explain the struggles of one of America's most iconic fashion companies, brooks brothers, the two hundred two year old brand filed for bankruptcy protection on July eight sure blame cove nineteen, but now you'd be wrong. Suits with the three piece with Thai or skirts and high heels used to convey professionalism and competence, they served as symbols that you took your job seriously and respected your customers, the ones you were treating too expensive lunches, madman style, but even before the pandemic they'd become something of an anachronism. Most of us now see little to no relationship between the way we dress in our competence at work, think Mark Zuckerberg's hoodies. Indeed expensive suits can be viewed as a sign of elitism. Put it starkly. The corporate fashion code has gone by the wayside. Brooks brothers struggles represent a cultural shift, not just a Kobe tragedy. Brooks brothers famously dressed all but four presidents. It is the longest continuously operating fashion business in America and until this month it boasted about making its products in America the Brandon's three factories in the states in Massachusetts North, Carolina and New York. CEO Claude Delvecchio is planning to close those factories. We'll get to that in a minute. As you know, apparel sales have been decimated by pandemic closures in April nobody bought clothes whether from Brooks brothers or JC, Penney and other retail casualty, but did you know the actual numbers? Clothing sales fell almost ninety percent in April, according to retail dive, but brooks brothers began looking for a buyer about a year ago. The company operates five hundred stores two hundred of them in the US sales have been flat at about a billion dollars a year since twenty, seventeen, prior to the pandemic bankers estimated the company's value at three hundred to three hundred fifty million dollars. Figure Delvecchio disputed. As, I mentioned the company intends to close its three US factories later this month in the gritty industrial town of. Massachusetts home of its largest factory. Its largest immigrant workforce is being denied severance pay many of those workers, immigrants and refugees women from the Dominican Republic. Vietnam Burma and Nepal have made the company's fine clothing for years so far brooks isn't budging. Despite pleas from the union, and from members of Congress according to the Boston Globe in North Carolina, the factories, the only large employer in the little town of Garland closure would affect that town forever, mayor winifred. Hill, Murphy told The New York Times. In response, CEO, Del Vecchio, says for survival. We must hang onto as much cash as possible, but the globe reports that its chapter eleven filing includes plans to give compensation benefits, severance and bonuses totaling millions to other workers. Brooks brothers will transform, but unlike many of its retail brethren its survival is not in question. In fact, at least one bidder for the company believes it can earn annual revenue of three billion dollars within five years more than triple its current sales, so many buyers are vying for the brand at both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg used the phrase the races on those making bids. Bids Include Mall Company Simon, property, group, authentic brands, group and W. H. P. Global another bidder is a group of Italian. Investors led by a company called GIO which typically helps fashion companies improve their online presences. The Wall Street Journal possibly with tongue firmly in cheek, considering the state cut of Brooks brothers clothing says Julia wants to quote introduced some European flair to the quintessential American brand. Julia's clients include Armani Maxmara and other designers. Brooks brothers is accepting bids through August fifth, so brooks will survive, but what about it's cheaper? Rival men's warehouse tailored brands which owns men's warehouse and the more upscale Joseph. A. Bank plans to close at least a third of its fifteen hundred stores. It said this month it hasn't filed for chapter eleven protection, but it came close according to CNN. That threat remains even after it stores reopened. Sales have been falling. They were down about eighty percent at Joseph A. Bank in the first week of June, as we all continue to do business in Pajama Pants as we all know nostalgia sells Joseph A. Bank doesn't have nearly the name or the history of Brooks brothers, which drips with nostalgia. Teddy Roosevelt apparently insisted his rough riders. Riders wear the Brand Abe. Lincoln was also a brooks brothers customer, one reason for the bidding war beyond what is sure to be the lowest price anyone ever imagined for the stalwart brand. Is What author Lisa Burn? Bach believes about Fashions Post. Pandemic Future Birnbaum who authored the twenty ten book true. Prep argues that the company must be saved after the pandemic finally end, she writes. There will be weddings. There will be funerals. There will be. We hope live operas and theatre and premieres in concerts and fancy dress parties. Where we can't predict the future, but we can observe the present, and what's happening to upscale apparel in the US. WHO's buying it and WHO's making it. Reveals a lot about our rapidly changing an enormously conflicted culture.
Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
"Sony has invested two hundred fifty million dollars for minority stake in fortnight maker epic games, Sony and epic will broaden their collaboration. This doesn't impact epic being able to publish on their platforms.
Sony Buys Minority Stake in Epic Games
"Invested two hundred fifty million dollars at epic games. The two companies announced today. That investment gives Sony minority stake, but they don't disclose how much. Much of the company, two hundred fifty million dollars gets them at Games has been estimated to be worth about seventeen billion dollars, according to a Bloomberg article came out last month as it begins raised another funding round of seven hundred and fifty million for comparison twitches valued at about four billion dollars, although that number may have gone up alongside record viewership during this pandemic.
New York's Deutsche Bank agrees to payout for Epstein dealings
"New York Georgia Bank has agreed to pay one hundred fifty million dollars to settle claims that broke compliance rules. The State Department of Financial Services says Deutsche. Bank failed to detect or prevent suspicious transactions involving late sex offender. Jeffrey Epstein Department Superintendent Linda Lacewell. Says it is the first enforcement action against a financial institution that dealt with financier. Epstein died in a Manhattan federal lockup last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking
Microsoft increasing Black leadership with $150 million investment
"Microsoft says it'll add one hundred fifty million dollars to its diversity and inclusion investment double the number of blacks in leadership roles by twenty twenty five the workforce at Microsoft and its family of companies was four point four percent black in twenty
Academy postpones 2021 Oscars, will announce new diversity rules
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown Twenty Years Matt Bellamy my usual Banter Buddy on the business and Matt the Ninety Third Academy Awards ceremony has been pushed from February twenty eighth to April twenty fifth for. Obvious reasons. The eligibility period for films which normally would end on December thirty first. It's been extended to February twenty eighth twenty twenty, one. Because of you know. These films have not had opportunity to play or necessarily get the kind of attention. They would normally get. That's the argument now. The Oscars has been pushed before in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight, due to La Flooding, and then in sixty eight because of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King and again in one, thousand, nine, hundred, one, because of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan so I. Think it's fair to conclude that. When they pushed the Oscar ceremony something very very bad is happening as it is now, but this was necessary. However, if you're ABC, just from a business point of view, this is bad news. Also yeah I mean there's A. A couple ramifications here one is for ABC I mean this is their super bowl. They count on a ton of AD revenues about hundred forty hundred fifty million dollars in ad revenue last year that they can usually count on in February that is now pushed out of q one into cue to if the Oscars take place as planned which are that's a big question mark. Will we have big scale events with celebrities walking a red carpet even in April of next year? We don't know the second is the impact on the film released calendar because. Because assuming at some point that movies do comeback and we start to get movies released in theaters again these big year end movies that everybody sees every year and you know come out around Christmas time and get a lot of the awards attention and go on to win Oscars that window is now going to shift into the January February march window, which is going to change a lot of strategies for these film companies because you don't now have to crowd. You're movie into that year end corridor in order to make an impact with Oscar voters. Voters, you can give it a little bit more time and that February. March time period is usually a dumping ground where you don't put your best movies now. Maybe you're going to put your best movies there because you know, you can get Oscar attention as well as some box office. Yeah, and what's really still very unclear win theaters will open theaters, clinging to to July, as is as our Warner Brothers with Christopher Nolan's ten and a couple of Disney with Milan they push tenant two weeks i. don't really get how that solves anything but. It makes us so they're not I now Milan will be I will be the Guinea pig, so to speak and then Warner. Brothers we'll have tended after that, so they won't be the Guinea Pig the other thing that is. Speaking of Guinea Pigs. The academy is going to try to do require going forward diversity as a criterion for eligibility for Oscar and they haven't specified what that means I I would certainly not argue with the goal Hollywood has been very very stuck for a very long time in terms of diversity goals, but you know it's something where they have to be very careful. You can't just mandate something like that without really choosing how it works, you know and and again. I want to stress how I totally support that goal, but you're sort of a strange territory telling creative people you must do X. and we don't know what xs yet, but you know. This is something where I think. There's a swimming Zaidi that it will end up being like the most popular picture category that ultimately just sort of went away. This should work, but the question is how yeah! It's a big question because you know for years and years, the academy has always said that the diversity problem is not the academy's problem. It is Hollywood's problem, and it's just at the Oscars are reflection of what the industry is doing, so you shouldn't blame the academy for the diversity problems of Hollywood. This is a flip of that. They're saying we are taking this on. On as an organization and saying that you will not be able to be eligible for an Oscar unless you adhere to some basic diversity principles, and they have yet to articulate what those are, so they just WanNa. See what the logistics are going to
Philadelphia budget deal cuts police funding by $33 million
"Philadelphia city council is on its way to approving a budget that would cut some police funding and fund some police reforms K. Y. W. stem Amanda's joining us live this morning with more on this morning ten yeah good morning Carol a lot to unpack in this nearly five billion dollar budget that would close a seven hundred fifty billion dollar gap so we'll start with the police here actually I said seven hundred fifty billion seven hundred fifty million dollar gap there we're gonna start with police the thirty three million dollars that are supposed to be cut from the department is a fourteen million more than what the mayor and council proposed last week the other also reforms called for that includes body cameras implicit bias training creating a deputy inspector general for police related investigations along with finding a police oversight commission now they're out so their cuts their fire department spending that would stay put instead of going up five million as originally planned as for where some of these savings will go to there's twenty five million towards what the council calls a new normal but it's a new normal budget act which addresses some of the issues that the pandemic and unrest in the city is really highlighted the past few weeks so money to anti poverty measures healthcare healthy food and affordable housing on top of that twenty million for the housing trust fund also the cash that was supposed to be cut from the arts that would stay put and others a lot of outrage over that but the the funding that was supposed to be cut from the arts I will no longer be caught now of course you're gonna have some increases in revenue so that means non resident wage tax that would go up so if you're working in the city you don't live in the city that number that you pay the city that's going to go up a little bit from three point four four three and a half percent also Carol the parking tax that's going to go up a little bit well from about twenty two something percent up to twenty five
"We are going to start with some earnings. and honestly, this is one of those situations where you put earnings in air quotes. Because we're talking about groupon and the first quarter results. They actually weren't as bad as wall. Street was fearing. groupon still lost a lot of money and shares down about ten percent today. Yeah, it was not a great quarter for groupon. The shares the sales fell thirty five percent. Gross profit was down thirty four percent they laid off or furloughed about twenty seven hundred employees out of their sixty three hundred employees, and they also have a new CEO and coo left, so it's been a wild couple of months for your opponent hasn't been great. I'm glad you mentioned the management change because that was something I. SORTA noticed this morning when I was reading about this quarterly report and one of the statements was from interim CEO Aaron Cooper Aaron. Cooper's Bennett groupon for a decade or so, but I was like well. Wait a minute. What's the interim and yeah, as you mentioned a couple of months ago? The board basically said that the CEO the chief operating officer and the. Oh, yeah you. You're both Outta here. So. I'm not even sure where the silver lining is right now with group on because on top of everything else last week they executed the dreaded reverse stock split, and in this case it was a one for twenty. Stock splits so for those unfamiliar. Regular stock split is you sometimes companies will come out and say hit a two one split. If you own it for every one share you own your now going to have to, but of course the prices cut in half the reverse split is the opposite because they're trying to boost their stock price, and so they came out and said forever twenty shares you own. You'RE GONNA. Get One so I mean the management shake-up. The fact that Aaron Cooper has been there a decade and still has the interim tag on his CEO Title I. Don't Know Him, but I think it'd be a little miffed if that were the case. You have to wonder what the board is up to there. And then you know you and I were talking about this earlier today. Maria I. Mean this is we're in the middle of a pandemic. I think of group on I know. They have several business lines, but I think of them as more of like the experience company for a long time that's been their marketing like. Hey, go out and take a hot air balloon ride and we're going to get you a discount on that and that sort of thing and. Know again. It's not all of their business, but they are really taking a hit in this environment. Yeah, I think that the experiences is really where they get their bread and butter. That's what they're known for they are trying to look they break out their revenues in terms of their local and their travel revenue travel revenues less than ten percent local revenues, almost ninety one percent of that revenue, but a good chunk of local revenues experiences within that local space and so i. don't think that. That will bounce back anytime soon. I guess the only silver lining would be that as state start reopening, people and companies will be so desperate for anyone to come. have really good deals in the TRI news utilized. groupon and people will try to utilize it if they don't have. That steady income that they're used to, but it's still not a great outlook for groupon. It's a good point and I think that. One of the things they talk about active customer base. It'll be interesting to see if they're able to grow that in the next three to six months. I'm wondering if you think I mean. They have between North America where they have about twenty five million active customers and an international of of North America another sixteen million, so they got about forty forty, two million active customers. This is not a big company. The market cap is about seven hundred fifty million dollars. Do you think? Do. You think someone's going to swoop in and by group on just so they can get that active customer base, or do you think that there are still enough question marks that? That's not in the cards right now I. think it would be kind of a smart acquisition for some people to get you that bigger customer base, and for people to continue to implement deals. Everyone everyone. I love a good deal. I know a lot of people who have a good deal so having those options are pretty smart. If you're a big retailer or you want exposure into at a growing customer base of people who are generally live in cities, like deals like experiences I feel like it's pretty uh smart to grow that customer base if you need to.
Proposal would use social workers, not LAPD, for some calls
"Los Angeles city council members have proposed a motion that save will take some heat off of police fi he'd councilmember Bob Blumenfeld says it would reduce police having to respond to calls for which they are not necessarily trained they don't want to be doing social work the proposal seeks to take one hundred fifty million dollars from the LAPD's nearly one point nine billion dollar operating budget and hire trained interventionists mental health and other workers who would then respond to calls like mental health related issues or neighbor disputes freeing up police to respond to actual crime and to investigate crime the police protectively the union representing police officer says it agrees with the spirit of the proposal but more needs to be
Proposal would use social workers, not LAPD, for some calls
"City council members in Los Angeles have proposed a motion that they say will take some of the heat off police I he'd councilmember Bob Blumenfeld says it would reduce police having to respond to calls for which they are not necessarily trained they don't want to be doing social work the proposal seeks to take one hundred fifty million dollars from the LAPD's nearly one point nine billion dollar operating budget and hire trained interventionists mental health and other workers who would then respond to calls like mental health related issues or neighbor disputes freeing up police to respond to actual crime and to investigate crime the police protectively the union representing police officer says it agrees with the spirit of the proposal but more needs to be fleshed out
Los Angeles City Council Moves Forward With Proposed Budget Cuts To LAPD
"The LA city council has taken another step toward potentially cutting millions of dollars from the LAPD's budget let's go live to can extend seventies Margaret Carrero the council voted eleven to three in favour of instructing city staff to identify at least one hundred to one hundred fifty million dollars of cuts from the department and to provide recommendations regarding reinvesting those dollars into disadvantaged communities and communities of color still some telling the council today it is not enough Allen you we are not going to stop until you get them down to what the people budget is asking for it and get it down to ten percent or even lower one man however said de funding the police is is it it not not the the right right way way to to go go in in his his opinion opinion everyone everyone in in the the city city is is not not black black and and we we serve serve everyone everyone and and so so I I suggest suggest things things that that don't don't involve involve the the funding funding like prosecuting the officers who murdered several people black lives matter LA and other groups have been proposing what they call the people's budget LA which calls for slashing the LAPD budget by ninety percent and using that money for things such as housing and health care
Los Angeles City Council To Take Up Proposed Budget Cuts To LAPD
"The city council's budget committee opens its meeting at noon activist and black lives matter we'll present all council members with the results of the survey on the group's proposed people's budget which they say would use the money that's traditionally been spent on police to support a wide range of community programs instead again they want the budget cuts for the police department by ninety percent of the mayor has already indicated he would shift one hundred fifty million dollars from the budget to communities of color
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Hundred fifty million dollars in funding the Los Angeles Police Department I've also seen the figured two hundred fifty million sunk I'm not sure which is which but either one is unsatisfactory they are president of the LA city council Nuri mosque denies and council members herb Wesson coloring price in Monaco Regis introduced the legislation to reprise or retire is public safety money reinvesting the money in other services including services to up lift disenfranchised communities can take money from the cops and give it to well first quote we need to rethink what it is that makes people safer and makes communities stronger there's no doubt that communities of color suffered disproportionately from negative interactions with the police and so we need to eliminate negative interactions with police no way to do that is to eliminate the police and then everything's going to be better then communities of color will be safer and stronger when there aren't any police out there the new legislation comes as calls to defund the LAPD have been echoed in protests throughout the city and by the way it's not going to be contained a Los Angeles.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on Here & Now
"It was purchased in 2017 buy target for five hundred fifty million dollars. It's now in two hundred and fifty markets across the country. It's at over a thousand targets and other grocery stores and now Petco shipped members pay ninety nine dollar annual fee. They drop shopping lists on an app, then shoppers like Blakely use the app on their smartphones to fill the orders K. So I got the right Syria. There's a little scanner there. And so it alerts may AFA got the right thing. So because of the size and things like that. So if I had picked up the wrong size. It would not have made the little happy. Beep told me that was not right. And as we'll see unlike other services, shipped shoppers can interact with members in real time. It's an idea born of an experience that Birmingham native and high school dropout Bill. Smith had a few. Years ago. So my wife and our out on a Sunday afternoon with our one year old and our newborn child, and we were shopping in the store in both kids started crying, and it was this huge. Ordeal. And literally in the in the parking lot. I told my wife I said I'm going to solve this problem. They just like that just like that. So here we are in Birmingham. You reportedly when you sold the company made five hundred fifty million dollars, which I'm sure you're plowing a lot in that back until your future projects. But I'm betting a lot of people said, well, he's not staying in Birmingham. Hey, you are how much of that is a part of this that it's here so ship starting in Birmingham is really I believe the key to the success of the company, it is the culture here and culture in the south is treating people well and loyalty, and you know, an extra special touch as hopefully you felt while you're here, and I love Birmingham. So I grew up here. And I. AM so motivated to make this the best place it can possibly be. Target kept the ship headquarters in downtown Birmingham. Once a hub of the iron and steel industries. They brought in ships new CEO Kelly Caruso, we met her at the corner of twentieth street, and I and this quarter used to be called the heaviest corner on earth in the early nine thousand nine hundred four of the tallest billions of the south rose up simultaneously. So the John hand building was the tallest at twenty one stories, and it is what houses ship today tug about what ship has represented to revitalising Birmingham in bringing this new tech sector here about twelve thousand jobs that are in the tech sector today in Birmingham. And we've seen an increase of seventy five percent in the amount of engineering degrees coming out of Alabama colleges over the last five years. So really shipped has played an integral part in that. Let's go inside. Because many of those jobs are right behind these doors are hive of activity. Shift. Looks like a Silicon Valley startup kitchens with free candy rows of open cubicles Corey Jones, a local is one of the many engineers here. What is this meant to have these kinds of jobs here? It's nice just because we're finally being recognized for something other than like just being backwoods people. We're progressing civil come into here and sit down. But while the ship headquarters houses, programmers and engineers who constantly update the pricing software for items. It's the shoppers who make shift unique usually moms who want flexible schedules. They're paid a percentage of the shopping order plus tips, they have a personal relationship with members. This is what I call my mom job. So I'm a fulltime mom, and I'm a ship. Shopper win. I have time. And when muscular Lyles today Blakely shopping for an Marie lake Leigh's apsos Emily's list, and even which I'll to find items in while we shop Blakely.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Tower changing it to the strat it was purchased for eight hundred fifty million dollars. And now they're gonna put another one hundred and fifty million dollars into it. A billion dollar project. This is a billion dollar investment talk. Yeah. It's beautiful. You know, the rides up there. Have you been in one of the rides? No. That's the thing. I went on to go yet. I went on that. That one where it lifts you straight up. Then you you come down fast, and bounces you up. It was scary as hell bent on the one that puts you over the edge yet right now the roller coaster goes over the edge. Now, I don't know. But there's one that is similar to that. That wasn't. It bounces you up and down. But it will tilt you over the edge. Oh, my my. Just thinking about it Nova. Listen to this. We were up on. I was up there with a couple of friends and my wife would like that done. And we went up on top of that hotel. And we got to ride that that that ride that goes way up and up and down. And then literally like fifteen minutes later, they closed the ride because it was too windy. Oh, God, they closed the ride fifteen twenty minutes after we went on it because of the wind speed wants to win speak. It's up to like twenty two twenty three miles. Now, they have to close it. I want it closed when it's two miles. Oh my God. It is beautiful up to this is a billion dollar investment for golden entertainment. They purchase the strat in two thousand seventeen for eight hundred fifty million dollars and are investing one hundred forty million in renovations. So far how every year more than one million people make their way to the top of the strategy taken the view enjoy the amusement rides or eat at top of the world. But strat owners want to get those visitors to stick around a while longer. Instead of the demolitions we've seen recently they're focused on revamping the tower and the observation deck, which will now be known as sky pod lunch. Pretty cold. A.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"I'm lucky. So what are you doing here? Well, what we're doing here is talking about fatal attraction at provocative sensation, stay star, Michael Douglas, the lawyer who is swept up into a passionate affair with Alex Forrest play pie. Glenn Close an affair with potentially dangerous consequences. The film made over hundred fifty million dollars at the box office almost double Latin internationally. It was the second highest grossing film at the, but how does it hold up today? We can Email from Kevin Gavin who says, I, I watched fatal attractions a fifteen year old and can honestly say it helps grana code fidelity may might eighteen years and on what into matrimony. I'm sure it helped to this to looking back on the film as mature adults, high femme, more understanding for Alex's character and don't see her as a one dimensional psychopath. This is a key question, isn't it? How is this Asian? The is since Alex Forrest at the time, certainly in the final scenes, something if a knife-wielding slasher psychopath. How is that? Actually just to go back to what Kevin said, getting clues. I said, many times that still today. Men's to come up to the street and say, thank you. Save you my marriage because she made, you know, unfaithfulness, exude, deadly. And she's I great, thanks. But I think it's a very complex movie. I think in some ways is to say that it hold up because I think it was always programmatic and confusing n. paradoxical, I think it's kind of all over the place, but that's what makes it so I can sue, I think in a way like powerful and a good movie because I don't like movies asks who simple that you can figure out exactly what they want to say immediately boring. I think at the same time at experienced is dangerous psychopath and she's like the like evil feminist, but the same time, Dan, the character Michael Douglas is like the worst man week, man, like useless who was no guts whatsoever. So yeah, it's really good. There's something for everyone. And how does this hold of? Well, this is actually the first time I'd watched it as one of those movies that's kind of sewing grind. Impulse culture. You kind of. I basically knew exactly what was going to happen the soon as named before I went into it and this is a great Raymond, maybe wed gun crisis talking to Michael Douglas, and he say, I can't come over. I felt the dog and she goes, I love admirals and I'm a great cook. I know what's coming. But we had a tweet for Samuel medicine, which said, wasn't a speedy reaction to the feminist movement. If the kind of a kick box, I'd like no women at dangerous. And yeah, it's pretty harsh to the career Powell woman suggesting the when we kind of fess here. She's like very much. I take what I want, and then it's like, oh, but she's out. She just crazy and desperate. She's yeah, I think it's a real credit to going place. I felt kind of sorry for her in this movie. It's I did. I think a Lhasa actress would not have kind of given as much to the role she does. I think she does kind of strike about between full-on psychopath on ferry so sad, desperate and woman who just kind of wants to be loved, and there's king for all the wrong places in really is a threat through the film. It is complex and complicated, but the main threat is almost a man's fantasy that that wife and kid is away for the weekend and the sexy colleague comes onto you. So clearly that you know, the extent boundaries and then it turns into amount nightmare in terms of. To begin with with potential blackmail but then also actual that this crazy woman that you've just had sex with coming into your life forcibly and violently. But I'd like to note he's going close doing..
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On four hundred fifty million dollars for? School safety right okay can you can I have a little detail please Well it's. Possibly going to be put on the ballot and New Jersey voters might be, considering. More. Than a? Billion that's blamed on the ballot though Well let's expand you got banned right you. Have to expand the amount, of debt right general, obligation debt has to be approved by the voters was this is an expansion of their GO debt I have to say though. If I don't. Know, I, think I'd rather my kids not get killed on the way to school then. Some other things that they borrow money for I don't know no no I've just thought it was a very. Interesting? Thing that's going on the ballot and the idea is to raise about a half a billion dollars in order. To protect schools against potential shootings right and this is a big deal because it allows New, Jersey. To, increase its geo debt is general obligation debt I thought you were going to scream to the skies by fifty percents at three billion dollars, bam Hey you, know Lisa pointed out there are things that it's good to borrow and. Spend money, for and frankly law states, that, have been Reluctant. To spend on education. And they're reaping what they saw that's putting it nicely reluctant to. Spend on. Education Joe my sack we love. Having you thank you so much for running down the municipal world for us. It's exciting my sack makes it even more so he's the editor of the Bloomberg brief that's focused on interest bond. Market he, also is eight minutes for bond guru that has been in the market. For decades here. At Bloomberg news decade that's really I thought you just going to. Say he's, wearing a nice Seersucker suit He is And he did not get it at. A convention I will just say that's not. The suits, hopefully no not that. I'm Lisa it's along with. Pimm FOX.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"A plan to charge homes and businesses in additional ten cents for every thousand gallons of water that's used this would generate about one hundred and fifty million dollars a year two hundred fifty million dollars a year and even pay as you go program so that we don't increase david matthau new jersey one on one point five news busy barnard bay this weekend a jet ski accident that killed a morris county man police say two of the personal watercraft collided sunday afternoon but they've not said what led up to the accident one of the voters was thrown from his craft and pronounced dead at the scene the other boater was okay another incident over the weekend we are told a search is underway in the barna get bay for a fifty year old man who's been missing since last night you look at just the month of june or even the second quarter of two thousand eighteen or the first half of two thousand eighteen in every case new jersey tops the nation for the rate of homes in the foreclosure process there were more than fifty seven hundred jersey properties with a foreclosure filing in the month of june according to real estate tracker adam data solutions senior vp darren blumquist says that's actually down two percent from year ago but our foreclosure picture has been so nasty the last few years we still ranked number one in the nation in every six hundred twenty four housing units receiving a foreclosure notice during the month blumquist says the percentage of foreclosures linked to last decade's housing crisis has dipped so many of these are linked to more recent financial struggles dino flam me on new jersey one oh one point five news another pedestrian kill by new jersey transit train and jt says a man on the tracks in westwood hit by the train early sunday morning get on the scene service has been restored this morning nobody on the train was injured a public meeting about shutting down the oyster creek nuclear generating station after almost fifty years of operation that will happen tuesday night in lacey township spokesman neil sheehan with the nuclear regulatory commission says the operator exelon has a detailed plan for decommissioning the oyster creek plant now about to enter a different phase of life where it's going to be in this decommissioning condition the lengthy process after the september seventeenth shutdown includes cooling down the reactor and deactivating radioactive fuel rods at the site for important for us to hear from the public meeting starts at six pm tuesday at the lacey township community hall in for.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Surf and very strong rip currents eighty percent of her rescues are caused by rip current so our life cards are trained to spot them rip currents we try as hard as we can keep people out of them many beachgoers also suffering very painful stingray bites then there's the guy in huntington beach actually suffered second degree burns on the bottom of his foot caused by very hot sand chris edens knx ten seventy newsradio eighteen knx riverside city council has voted to ban marijuana dispensaries it also rejected commercial pot cultivation and outdoor grows of the plants band set to go into effect next month a one hundred twenty two acre plot of land between beverly glen and south beverly park up for sale the price one hundred fifty million dollars it's undeveloped in beverley cross owned by billionaire and microsoft corporation co founder paul allen the property features a mile long drive views of the city the ocean and the mountains and you can have it for one hundred and fifty million dollars investigators have seized one hundred roosters from a property near palmdale it's believe they were used for cockfighting operations and they had some injuries spca also secured some dogs on the property as well secure them took them several people have been taken into custody but they don't know yet if they were arrested just a couple of weeks after a firefighter was shot and killed in long beach members of his team thought they were under fire again crew was walking up to an apartment building when they heard what sounded like gunshots they all drop their equipment took cover whether what back together your it had been stolen the crew's captain says it might have been fireworks that they heard but they needed to protect themselves children's hospital l a saying they are filled with gratitude sued after getting one of the largest donations in the hospitals history twenty million dollars came from an anonymous donor it's going to go they say to expanding and equipping the hospitals e r construction to begin later this year a new national survey suggests more than half the doctors here in america just simply burned out the researchers concluded the doctors are more risk of making a medical mistake the lead author says burnout is especially common in occupations like medicine that features high levels of stress and intense interaction with people five twenty at kanak update your money and find out what's that after a four day win streak for wall street with the major averages all higher again yesterday's fact futures they're decidedly lower this morning is trade war fears returned in full force with president trump releasing proposed tariffs on another two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese made goods and with china valley to retaliate stocks also falling in response and sp futures are down about eighteen points nasdaq down fifty three dow futures are down one hundred ninety two drugmaker pfizer agreeing to delay planned price increases for certain drugs until at least the end of the year that decision comes a day after president trump launched an attack on the company saying it should be ashamed of the move forward maybe dropping the slow selling fusion sedan from its lineup at the name will live on as it seeks to compete with the popular subaru outback sources tell bloomberg ford's new fusion we'll be a sport wagon a high roof tach back built on the same mechanical underpinnings and we check your money at twenty and fifty after each.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Here the relieffactor dot com studios referring to horses ever brian james the nba superstar signed a four year view over one hundred fifty million dollars with the lakers would have made more money had he stayed with the cavaliers but the newly hired laker head of basketball operations a man named matthew johnson hired over a year ago here's assignment was to lure a big fish like the brian james to the town and he's done so there's a book called be my guest and it's a autobiography by conrad hilton the founder of the hilton hotel and the book talks about how he was raised in new mexico and he really wanted to go to a bigger town to get into this business but he's worried so he has his mother about it and she said in order to launch big ships you must go with the water is deep and for a lot of people for a lot of reasons the water is much deeper out here in los angeles than than cleveland and i lived including for seventeen years and i feel bad about the loss of the revenue that brian jenkins generating now la is going to get their revenue and l a can use revenue like anybody else can use the revenue but the impact on our economy is not going to be nearly the same impact as the departure of lebron james is going to be on the cleveland economy tickets were selling for twenty five dollars before lebron james came back there and they were selling them from three hundred dollars after that and i was in cleveland not long ago and i'm telling you restaurant after restaurant after restaurant i couldn't believe what the same town and it's difficult for me to believe that the same kind of activity that's going on right now downtown cleveland will continue to go to on downtown cleveland without though fortyone games where abroad james playing but i could be wrong who knows on friday i asked you supreme court justice kennedy's retiring do you think the president will get his nominees confirmed before the of every election eighty eight percent of you said yes here the next to a democratic socialist has won the primary do you think that in twenty twenty a democratic presidential nominee will be a selfdescribed socialist here the second one lebron james signed a fouryear deal with the lakers lakers win at least one championship in those four years the answer those two questions become a member of the community go to your app store download zip app from the app store and use my code sage to answer i'll give the results tomorrow on hannity and just.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"America we have a country to say and now here's larry elder i would never leave your kids for now if you get real the get out of the cleveland browns and the lebron james his now you with them so lebron james hugh brand hey four three larry over here dot com studios referring to brian james the nba superstar signed a fouryear deal over one hundred fifty million dollars with the lakers he would have made more money his cavaliers but the newly hired laker head of basketball operations a man named magic johnson hired over a year ago here's assignment was to lure a big fish like the brian james to the town and he's done so there's a book called be my guest and it's a autobiography by conrad hilton the founder of the hilton hotel and the book talks about how he was raised in new mexico and he really wanted to go to a bigger town to get into this business but he's worried so he has his mother about it and she said in order to launch big ships you must go with the water is deep and for a lot of people for a lot of reasons the water is much deeper out here in los angeles than than say cleveland and i lived in cleveland for seventeen years and i feel bad about the loss of the revenue that brian james was generating now l a it's going to get that revenue and la can use the revenue like anybody else can use the revenue but the impact on our economy is not going to be nearly the same impact as the departure of lebron james is going to be on the cleveland economy tickets were selling for twenty five dollars before lebron james came back there and they were selling them from a three hundred dollars after that and i was in cleveland not long ago and i'm telling you restaurant after restaurant after restaurant i couldn't believe what the same town and it's difficult for me to believe that the same kind of activity that's going on right now downtown cleveland will continue to go on downtown cleveland without the forty one games where lebron's james playing but i could be wrong who knows on friday i asked you supreme court justice kennedy's retiring do you think the president will get his nominees confirmed before the election eighty eight percent of you said yes here the next to a democratic socialists has won the primary do you think that in twenty twenty a democratic presidential nominee will be a self described socialist here the second one lebron james signed a fouryear deal with the lakers lakers win at least one championship in those four years the answer those two questions become a member of these if community go to your app store download the zip app from the app store and use my code sage to answer i'll give the results tomorrow on hannity and just a few minutes don't leave town gang.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on CRYPTO 101
"Undefended anytime so let's take for example they raised the base ice here is two hundred fifty million dollars but the political is in live if following actually works on the actually going to take chunk out amazon's business the going to need like ten billion dollars not two hundred and fifty million so i think they have too much now to longtime but file coins the best team out that i like some of the most amazing people are doing incredible work genuine research and of shit i is incredible network so falcons the golden exemptive execution and yet i still feel a notice about that capsule struction so let's just dive down into the bullshit here you've just when people say they've raised thirty million many times we'll they've actually done is loan fifteen million for criminals there are stories coming out in my networks where people have struggled to get that token listed on exchange and they gangsta showing up the door so you can tell me all you want about your community of token holders but actually the many of these sales are just front running and disgusting systems which essentially money laundering i really hope the crackdown comes because i think we need like an eighteen percent correction so we should be very positive for the space really would be to reality check on how little value we've shift and we'll have some high prices but we have very valley so my opinion is that.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"A jackpot of four hundred fifty million dollars the nation's tenth largest jackpot not a bad way to start the new year the parents of a hudson man who died of a suspected drug overdose have been arrested on charges of withholding and tampering with evidence in the investigation of their son's death wbz's mike macklin has the story loosely they were investigating brian roy does jeff for three months before they discovered his parents robert and pauline rando were withholding information that led to the source of their sons drugs the ran does have been charged with falsifying physical evidence and obstructing government administration robert rando says he withheld his son cellphone to protect him and his wife from drug dealers who might be identified by police from the phone he says he and his wife tried only to help their son and should not be charged mike macklin wbz news radio 1030 wbz news time five thirty seven now bloomberg business it was a big 2017 for mergers and acquisitions of the food industry with some of the biggest names buying selling or in talks dong campbell's she can agrifoods about forty two billion dollars in deals were announced a better than fifty percent increase from 2016 buddy could just be the opening salvo in a wave of deals this new year were her pressure sales they need to have other growth platforms i think it's going to drive or acquisitions and more consolidation in the us aca shoot industry bloomberg intelligence senior industry analysts can shave over the last three years the ten largest us package food companies have seen about seventeen billion dollars in sales evaporate their ability to take price increases and to grow unit sales in a very mature industry are working against their ability to generate sales chase says a major source of fresher unpackaged food companies demand for fresh and natural and that doesn't play well to some of the legacy food categories lake by cereal and can sue i'm steve potus bloomberg business on wbz newsradio 1030 you can listen to wbz radio anywhere any time on.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"A fire at twelve grayton avenue in boston leaf four people homeless the fire broke out around four a m this morning bad weather hampered efforts to put out the fire there was one winner in last night's mega millions drawing lottery officials say a single winning ticket was sold in florida the pont was a whopping four hundred fifty million dollars and elderly rain hand man was sent of the house but all was serious but nonlifethreatening injuries after he was struck by a truck with the plow last night the seventy nine year old was walking on raymond street near his home when he was hit the victim was taken by ambulance to rhode island hospital the crash remains under investigation and no charges or citations have been issued police in georgia are looking for carjackers who stole a two hundred eighty thousand dollar rolls royce on new year's eve david gray had borrowed the car from a friend for the night he says he was followed after he left the party and boxed in gray says he has a permit to carry a gun hang on lack at that house dade gray also says he was outnumbered and outgunned by several armed men who took the car wednesday by mean in ninety jumped out with light begun fell in a day be going through my little gun police say the cars gps tracking shows that it was in las vegas on new year's day the trump administration has proposed spending eighteen billion dollars over ten years to significantly extend the border wall with mexico the proposal provides one of the most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge a us official with direct knowledge of the matter says customs and border protection is calling for three hundred sixteen miles of additional barrier by september twenty twenty seven bringing total coverage to nearly half the border the proposal first reported by the wall street journal also calls for four hundred seven miles of replacement or secondary fencing at the request of the team about 1200 patriots fans donated.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Take two hundred fifty million dollars on isa everybody offensive line need help nieto dads i mean everybody who play in general manger kid note sees that he didn't address in ah i'm like so you thought the guys it played last year did look crappy they would be better near the scheme seriously five weeks ago the bench themselves off the bench and buddy i don't have a question for yankee have you we've got a man's replace we don't obviously you waiting for guys to retire from peaceful closed belltrained interviewing possibly do you think in the darkest in the ways that they have somebody who lines up in a guy craft out where do it but they had somebody in place guy backed up everybody has manage yeah his it's it's possible you know but the cones larry a ride in jiangxi's name was mentioned it's at the gas at wheel and then here we throw bell trends name in the mix it's like i know some of these guys like iran does these a sounds fine on on on television he's not he's not gonna go manage the team and can't see djalo you can always donate ride is like geeta he wants to own a team at some point but isn't guys a sound good on tv doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be really good managing either no i'm a larry darker came out of houston astros o broadcast booth madison but i wish that have some i would have baseball backgrounds who actually managed before i was to do can base i do what's going on he told tony longtime though of talk back was going on one march i finally retired and you still haven't called me for the free they're now all suggest i'll take the crew to or your wife and kids well this was i on this um the other night joe was on the kola and it was talking really cool stuff about your idea and uh the yankees maybe thinking outside the box which is my forte alice thinking how 'bout of our few situation throw it out there and nobody but a very disciplined man like me and marine who do get these various to listen to me i know my baseball just added up.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Hundred fifty million dollars to help build the new la county museum of art the lack my gift is the biggest donation on record for an american museum building project lacombe has been trying to raise six hundred fifty million dollars for a new building that will span will show broke wilson wilshire boulevard the museum still needs another two hundred million to get started to physicists they caltech i've won the nobel prize for their work at the intersection of space and time people a conflict cheered kip born of deri viewers for their work of detecting gravity waves from the coalition of two black holes a moment born cookers with powell williams crew from modern astronomers reseller rate today the creation of gravitational us rotherham four hundred years later by like oh scientists fear says why goes an instrument that the turks gravitational waves while yours probably one of the best and most masing instruments severed guilt by mankind the detection of gravity waves proved a theory posited by einstein a hundred years go to fluctuates exist at keltec kris ankarlo kfi news and a judge in detroit has sent a mother to jail for a week for refusing daverson vaccinated michigan allows exemptions for personal beliefs but the woman agreed to vaccinate or son in a custody hearing last year she told the judge this morning she can't go against her beliefs in his ear horrible or oh no we how the mothers ex husband we'll get custody of their son during the jail term the mother claims her exchanged his beliefs on vaccinations to gain leverage in the custody battle traffic from the helpful socal honda traffic center robin banks what's up on.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on Monday Morning Podcast
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"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"They make about two hundred fifty million dollars in profit every year and they give it to the city of la the city's general fund that's the bigspending bee's and that use that goes to feed the pension feast pretty much and then they jack up the electricity rates there but a lot of rate increases over the years everybody's always screamed why do you keep raising the rates when you are making towards you fifty million in profit of why are you giving it away to the city and maybe that's not legal and maybe and finally somebody stepped up in sued there've been lawsuits over this i mean it's it's a it's a tax effectively you're you're charging asked the ratepayers of la d w p to prop up the city's general fun that's the we're paying for water and power when not paying to give into the general fund like a general tax so you're talked with eric leonard now because a settlement has been reached and he's got all the details and there's quite a few details here eric how are you hey good afternoon so this this settlement that has been i don't know if i would call it leaked but a bit maybe has come out to us moses is uh something that will end three separate lawsuits that all is essentially made this same argument against the city of la that not only was it illegal for the department of water and power to transfer or to earn a prophet it on selling electricity because remember it to municipal utility they're supposed to do things at cost for the benefit of the taxpayers the not supposed to make profit are not only was that porter legal but also the act of transferring the money away was illegal and there were questions raised in these legal cases about the recent rate hikes that you guys i talked about extensively and whether or not the true motivation behind the rate increases was simply to preserve the prophet that was then turned over to the city of los angeles rather than a rate hike out of necessity truly driven by the increased costs of doing business as the dw p and the cases were progressing along in a couple of months ago is we were checking the court files to see if there were developments there were indications that there were mediations and settlement talks.
"hundred fifty million dollars" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"In studio guest three hundred fifty million dollars would have balance the a balanced the budget right what's your idea not tax increases as for sure you know we've seen a population stagnant an estate for a number of years we have seen economic growth we gotta change we got to change our mindset and the other side like say there's no fat left on the bonus state governments um but that's a glorying the years of growth dramatic growth in the size of state government spending it happened during the richardson administration so there is a lot of frejus look here and the public school system albuquerque and some of the controversies that they've had recently and phnom there's a lot of there's a lot of money out there that can be sent saved tom you know in in here we are in a crisis and yet every single stated ethics from the existence of territorial days is stolen existence would never actually taking a look at tom agencies wha what they're doing what is it really necessary to take money from taxpayers to continue to fund these operations ms ana willingness or to take that that the plunge you know the paraphrase a an old reagan ronald reagan quote something about them um state agencies are the closest thing perpetual life on this planet wants created there they never go away in a seems to be true and state government we never take a look at heart how state agencies are programs are being operated in which six soon that the taxpayers will continue to fund these operations either there are people leading and some of them call the show and suggest that the gosh we were in his budget crisis and we all get a pony up and we gotta yeah i i don't have a problem with some tax increases and i and my comment to them always is if you want to pay more pay more but if you if you believe that government spends all your money wisely all the time then by all means let let's raise taxes but i think i think we can find anybody that believes the government spends all the money wisely no the gun to use the eminem analogy future your eminem's for free are going to give away a need them but if you have to go.