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Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"industry association" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Under trees to get to the house to discover that it was still here. But the foundation was badly damaged. Then 7 years later, hurricane Isaac roared through, bringing the Lake once again nearly into their house and eating away at the foundation. We said, okay, we got to go up. So up they went in 2016 if they hired a contractor to dig tunnels under the house, lift it with hydraulic jacks and build a new, higher foundation underneath. And we'd go to a few blocks away to the house where we were running to stay while this was going on. And I'm every night. I would just pray that my house didn't topple over. The whole process took about three months and a quarter of a $1 million, which they covered with some small grants and a low interest disaster loan. Becky had just retired as a banker, Leonard used to work in the oil industry. They used the space underneath the house for storage. It's covered with a decorative lattice from the outside, it looks like a totally normal and attractive house. And when Ida hit last year and devastated the region, they fared okay. Like punch strangers flows under our House and out the backyard. And then when those winds done at all goes back down into like punch train gravity takes over. And that makes it a lot easier to clean up. Mandeville is a charming town. Full of historic buildings and the world's oldest continuously operating jazz hall. But in the past few decades, it's faced regular flooding from rising seas and more intense storms. We've had 17 floods in 17 years since Katrina. Roderick Scott is a longtime Mandeville resident and board chairman of the flood mitigation industry association. He says in the years since Katrina, more than 85% of buildings and the Lake surge zone have been elevated. Mandeville is the laboratory. And we literally are lifting two or three right now. Every month, a couple of them go up. At first, as with any lab, he says there were mistakes. We walked by what must have been a cute wooden house now perched way up on these oversized brick columns with cars parked underneath. It's kind of like you're seeing into someone's garage. We've got some ugly ones that came up first, and we realized right away we didn't want to do that again. Since then, the town has adopted architectural guidelines. Mandeville is a pretty wealthy town. And a lot of homeowners have paid for their own elevations. Fema grants and a federal loan program starting next year will help others. But with at least a couple feet of sea level rise expected by the end of the century, Scott says moving up, only buys so much time. We feel the rate at which the sea level is rising that we've got two more mortgage cycles at the shore before we have to move buildings back. That's about 60 years. The good news, he says, is once you've lifted a house off the ground, it's easier to move it to a new location in the future. In
KCBS All News
"industry association" Discussed on KCBS All News
"This would be a great idea for my flip guys go out and talk to, you know, all the merchants, all the people, especially during the holiday season. Captain chin has been with SFPD for 29 years. He was inspired by the neighbors. I kind of saw this at saint Anthony's. There were security guards riding this. So I go, you know what? This will be great for my foot beat guys 'cause I'm the captain tenderloin. 8 segways will be deployed as part of a pilot program, even though some on the team were reluctant at first, captain chin says they came around. You know, hesitant and then when they trained her like, oh boy, we love this. In San Francisco, Alice works case CBS. California's ski resorts are launching a new digital effort aimed at making the slopes a little bit safer this season. Keith manconi explains how. Earlier this year, there was a major update to the responsibility code that the decades old nationally recognized guide laying out key rules for safe skiing. So while things were getting updated, California ski resorts decided to modernize their own safety sheet. That's the mountain safety guide. The biggest change with the mountain safety guide is that we've taken it a 100% digital. Michael Wright's own, president of the California ski industry association. It used to be a paper document, but now one swipe of a QR code and skiers have access to a new digital guide, chock full of tips, and multimedia explainers. We have all of our safety information from a to Z with all the videos we've created and over the last 5 years as well, all in one place for guests to view. Right so says it's an effort to make safety education as easy as possible. The impact we're hoping for is that people view it and that they take those messages onto the hill with them. Keith manconi, yes. What is happening with Bart this morning, we're going to get you latest on traffic and transit with Ted Raimi coming
Bloomberg Radio New York
"industry association" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Charlie, thank you so much. Well, Bloomberg reporting last week that any way you slice it, this Thanksgiving is going to cost more. I know, I'm so sorry. You are good. Price increases are flour and cookies hitting a record year over year for October, eggs jump the most since O 7 turkey and other non chicken poultry were up 17%. Expensive. Well, let's talk a little bit about the way that consumers are adapting when it comes to these higher prices. We got Leslie Saracen with us president and CEO of FMI. It's the food industry association. It works with and on behalf of the food industry as an organization. An association. Leslie, good to have you with us. How are you? I'm doing great. Thanks for having me. Well, it's a really good day to have you. We got Walmart earnings this morning. And we're increasingly hearing from companies and individuals about what they're doing when it comes to higher prices. What are you seeing when it comes to FMI survey about how consumers are adapting to higher prices? Well, clearly, consumers are concerned about the increase in prices. I think the majority of shoppers indicate to us that they are spending more at the grocery store as compared to what they were spending a year ago. But I think it's important to keep that in perspective as we think through the numbers, despite the fears about inflation, average weekly household grocery spending is about a $148. And in fact, that's down from a $161 that they were spending each week at the height of the pandemic. It's higher, of course, than the 2019 pre-pandemic number of a $113 and 50 cents. But it's not as high as it has been in the last couple of years. So it's interesting. So not as high as it's been in the last couple of years. So I do wonder, you know, I guess we're just trying to assess expectations. You represent All. aspects of the food supply chain globally. So are your members anticipating that when it comes to inflation and pressure and pricing? Does it end up staying high a lot longer than we anticipated? Maybe it's a new normal when it comes to food prices? Well, I'm not sure that it'll be the new normal. You know, there seem to be some indications that inflation may be sort of leveling off at this point based on the numbers that came out recently for October. But you know, the challenge for the food industry and particularly for food going into the retail sector into the local grocery stores is that that is the food once it's at the end of the line. And there's a lot that goes into identifying what a particular food product is going to cost. So it's going to take some time as labor costs settle as costs related to transportation, packaging costs. There's a lot that goes into identifying what a particular product is going to cost. And it will take some time for those numbers to settle out and even out, I think. What are you hearing in terms of the biggest costs from your members right now? Is it food costs have gone up? Is it transportation costs that have gone up? Is it employee costs and labor costs that have gone up? What is the single biggest cost increase for your members? Well, unfortunately, I think it's yes and yes and yes. All of those costs have gone up. And so I think it would be difficult to identify a single cause of the issue because they're just multiple causes that are going into the equation at this point. So, you know, it's interesting too. And I guess maybe politics are really front and center right now coming off the midterms, we're thinking about the presidential election as we move ahead. What is it that your members need want in terms of federal policy? I think what we are looking for is a little less focus on perhaps increased regulation. As the regulatory environment evolves and as clearly, we are highly regulated industry as we should be. But I think trying to balance the need for regulation and the need for businesses to be able to meet their own costs. And meet the needs of their customer base, I think that's really what we're about is trying to make sure that that balanced approach takes place rather than just full blown regulation no matter the results. Where do you stand on consolidation in the industry? For example, Kroger merging with Albertsons, for example. What's your position on that? Well, you know, as an industry trade association that represents the breadth of the industry, we don't usually get very involved in the decision, the business decisions that are being made by our member companies. So I can tell you that I don't really have a position on it. Those are individual decisions that each business makes. So when it comes to looking at one thing I want to get before you go, and I was just looking for the latest headlines. We've been tracking Leslie, as you know, the Russian missiles that crossed into Poland, killing two individuals, were still waiting for more information. We saw it play out, though, certainly in the markets and this, of course, goes back to the bigger geopolitical concerns of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the impact it has. We've seen the impact on energy markets. We've seen it on the global food supply chain. How do you guys and your members think about that going forward? Does that continue to be kind of a pressure point, at least for the next 6 to 12 months? And just got about 30 seconds left. I think it is a pressure point. It's something we're watching very carefully, particularly as it affects the availability and the price associated with grains and edible oils and other things that go into manufacturing the foods that are sold here in this country. All right, we're going to leave it on that note. Leslie, thank you so much. Leslie Saracen, president and chief executive officer of FMI, the food industry association a lobbying and policy group that really is working all aspects of the food supply chain. She was joining us via Zoom from Phoenix, Arizona. Hey, let's get a check of what's going on in the after hours right now. Excuse me. Let's get a check on the markets and how things close. We got the NASDAQ finishing the day higher by 1.5%. The S&P 500
WABE 90.1 FM
"industry association" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Insurance plans, the industry association said in a statement the industry is adding more providers to its networks and relying more on telehealth. But Deborah Steinberg, a health policy lawyer at the legal action center, says improper insurance denials are still far too common. She says consumers often pay bills they shouldn't. They are actually not necessarily bills they should be paying because a lot of the time these are illegal practices. There are so many complicated laws here that people don't understand. And when people pay the bills or take it out of credit card debt, they're not challenging those practices. Consumer advocates say regulators haven't challenged those practices either. That's something Ali kawar pledges will change. He's enacting assistant secretary at the Labor Department, which regulates private insurers. Kowar says his agency's own report earlier this year, shows high levels of violations by insurance companies. He says that and the fact so many families are struggling as a result, makes this a top priority. There is a level of attention, a level of resources being put to these issues that is kind of unprecedented. In the meantime, Michigan attorney JJ Conway says families have had to seek recourse on their own. He represents Rachel's family and others taking their insurers to court. Now, it's the largest number of cases we've handled on a mental health basis in my practice been open for almost 25 years. The cases are so
Techmeme Ride Home
"industry association" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"The strategizing falls into four general areas, the most radical of which includes the possibility of the company's shutting down their services entirely in Texas and potentially any other states where copycat bills have been introduced. Tech companies could also build the pop up screens that would greet users, letting them know that the material they are about to see could be highly disturbing and giving them the option to opt in to a more moderated environment, said Daphne Keller, director of the program on platform regulation at the cyber policy center at Stanford University. Companies also have explored the risky proposition of stopping all moderation essentially complying with the law to a T and waiting for mass public protests or for people to flee their products. And some have floated the idea of lobotomizing the content on their services, making it so fluffy that there is no grounds for removing anything, said Matt schurz, president of the computer and communications industry association, the other tech industry group fighting the law. The unifying factor in all these options is utter confusion. Sure said. Sas Bo said technology companies had quote actually sat down and tried to figure out how to implement the Texas law. End quote, but that right now most of the possibilities seemed impossible to implement, legally questionable, or would have the effect of costing them tens of millions of customers. Some of the greatest technical minds on the planet have come together, but they can't make it work because what Texas and Florida are essentially doing is asking platforms to square a circle, he said. The experts liken the law to forcing Barnes and noble bookstores to host copies of Adolf Hitler's mein kampf manifesto or requiring newspapers such as The Washington Post to publish op eds by self proclaimed neo Nazi candidates. So I guess we're ending today with some very important things to keep a close eye on. That's all for today. Talk to you tomorrow.
Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"industry association" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"Think about this the next time you fire up Spotify or your music streaming service of choice. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, streaming accounts for 83% of music revenue about $12.4 billion in 2021. The share of that revenue though that went to the musicians, the producers and other music industry workers. As well, not even close to 12% $1 billion. And that, especially for independent musicians, just ain't paying the bills, which helps explain why there's a new organized labor movement in the music industry. It's called the union for musicians and allied workers. Joel Jerome is an indie musician he's an engineer, also an organizer with that union. Joel, thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. Just because it's been a while since we've talked to indie music and the pandemic on this program. What is life like now? For those in your line of work as mostly normalcy returns. While still still treading water and still trying to figure out how to make ends meet for most working musicians right now. The shutdown really affected musicians, form of income, which was touring and playing shows. So, you know, we've had to adjust and things are slowly coming back to life, but still not happy that there's still issues with safety and health and all that stuff, but we have to do what we have to do to make money. So let's talk streaming now, streaming has never been, shall we say, a consequential source of revenue for musicians, it's literally tenths or hundreds or thousands of pennies per stream. What kinds of conversations are you having with the big streamers who are making boatloads of money? Well, unfortunately, it's not much conversation. They're not really listening to us. We work in smaller artists mostly independent artists. So our voices and as loud as let's say someone bigger like a Taylor Swift or a Paul McCartney, there's noise in the UK side. About streaming and thankfully they have a lot of larger artists who are contributing their voice to that, which is bringing the attention to their legislative process, but over here it's a little tougher for us. So we we've tried to reach out and have conversations, but unfortunately that's not really possible, so we've looked into other ways to make things happen and legislatively. We figured that was the best way to go about it. So that's what we've been working on. Have you called like Beyoncé and Taylor and said, we need you to help us out? You know, we have plans for that reach out. We have other artists who are like a little bit not as quiet on that level, but we definitely see this as an issue for all artists who make money through streaming because they're honestly not being paid enough. And so eventually hopefully when we got our numbers in order and everything else in order is this is a new union. We're still getting our bearings and learning how to do all this. We'll definitely reach out and try to get the larger artists on board as well. Tell me if you don't mind sharing. How much you made from streaming in the last like 6 months. You, you, not you in the artist. Right. Me personally, while, well, if I look at my receipts, I get like maybe I think I got a $100 in streaming royalties over the, I don't know for a three month period. I mean, it's really nothing. It's so minuscule that it's ridiculous. I wonder why you think this is your moment because as I said a minute ago, you know, streaming has been not very remunerative for indie artists for a very long time. Why are you optimistic now? Well, that so much optimistic, but is it something has to change and we have to address these issues in these inequalities? I mean, our work in our labors what drives that this industry and which seem to be benefiting the least. The pandemic really shone a light on it because of all our other forms of revenue kind of got cut away and streaming is now the dominant way people get music. It's basically also killed other revenue streams for us, whether it's downloads or physical sales or whatnot. And so this is our only main fight right now because it's the biggest way we could be making we should be making more money as a music economy is growing and growing. It's not growing the artists incomes aren't growing at all. So we need to change that. Joel Jerome is an Indian musician, a music worker, as he says, also an
WNYC 93.9 FM
"industry association" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Once it's planted It's not native to Georgia and that's why it's forbidden to grow it here But that hasn't stopped a small black market for the vegetables as We've seen people buy selling it in the parking lot in the trunk Of course they're doing illegally And some of them are growing illegally in the Georgia as well Little products being tricked like a marijuana you know Bo owns city farmers market a store that specializes in international groceries He's been at the forefront of finding a legal avenue to sell the popular vegetable The community in 2012 13 and 15 started some petition through the sign up from the customer coming to the market Requesting certain modification or amendment to the law It finally worked Georgia officials have agreed to import the crop Water spinach is widely cultivated in Southeast Asia where it grows in water or muddy soil The tender shoots have hollow stems that float and can grow from just a clipping And that makes some dangerous to waterways says Georgia agriculture commissioner Gary black Then we don't want out into the wild because that could wreak havoc In the U.S. it's federally regulated under the plant protection act which makes it illegal to transport the vegetable between states without a permit To control the plant states like Florida and Texas have strict rules In Florida the plant is grown contained in greenhouses It must be harvested before the shoots propagate and all packaging has to happen on site Commissioner black says other states protect their environments while growing water spinach Now it's time for Georgia to join them Why don't we equip people in a enabled people in a safe environment so that it can be shaped The policy change comes after Asian community leaders worked for years to bring the crop to Georgia Over the past decade Georgia's Asian population grew 52% and Asians now make up about 7% of metro atlantas What's also gone up is the demand for Asian foods says Kathy kuzava She's the president of the Georgia food industry association and an early advocate for the plant to be grown and sold in Georgia Gustavus says as more immigrants come to the state the grocery needs of communities changed If you think about it if southerners weren't allowed to drink sweet tea or our Hispanic community was not allowed to purchase tortillas In the Vietnamese community in the Southeast Asian community water spinach is a very very important component to their diet Several Georgia grocers already got permits to buy the vegetable from other states and sell it in their stores and Georgia grown water spinach could be available as soon as next year For NPR news I'm Emily wood Pearson in Atlanta This is NPR news On the next United States of anxiety diving for the wreckage of slave ships I had this question throughout.
AP News Radio
Intel building $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage
"Amid amid amid amid the the the the global global global global shortage shortage shortage shortage of of of of microprocessors microprocessors microprocessors microprocessors Intel Intel Intel Intel is is is is building building building building a a a a new new new new computer computer computer computer chip chip chip chip facility facility facility facility Intel Intel Intel Intel will will will will invest invest invest invest twenty twenty twenty twenty billion billion billion billion dollars dollars dollars dollars in in in in a a a a new new new new computer computer computer computer chip chip chip chip facility facility facility facility in in in in Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio that that that that should should should should be be be be up up up up and and and and running running running running by by by by the the the the end end end end of of of of twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty twenty five five five five these these these these microprocessors microprocessors microprocessors microprocessors are are are are used used used used in in in in everything everything everything everything from from from from phones phones phones phones to to to to cars cars cars cars to to to to video video video video games games games games after after after after years years years years of of of of heavy heavy heavy heavy reliance reliance reliance reliance on on on on Asia Asia Asia Asia for for for for the the the the production production production production of of of of the the the the chips chips chips chips vulnerability vulnerability vulnerability vulnerability to to to to shortages shortages shortages shortages was was was was exposed exposed exposed exposed in in in in the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. and and and and Europe Europe Europe Europe as as as as both both both both began began began began to to to to emerge emerge emerge emerge economically economically economically economically from from from from the the the the pandemic pandemic pandemic pandemic the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. share share share share of of of of the the the the worldwide worldwide worldwide worldwide chip chip chip chip manufacturing manufacturing manufacturing manufacturing market market market market was was was was thirty thirty thirty thirty seven seven seven seven percent percent percent percent in in in in nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen ninety ninety ninety ninety that's that's that's that's dropped dropped dropped dropped to to to to twelve twelve twelve twelve percent percent percent percent according according according according to to to to the the the the semiconductor semiconductor semiconductor semiconductor industry industry industry industry association association association association I'm I'm I'm I'm Shelley Shelley Shelley Shelley Adler Adler Adler Adler
Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"industry association" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Of the songs was decreasing So in other words in earlier music you might get a few moments of loudness But most of the time the median volume was lower So you had a range there And later songs the peak wasn't necessarily much higher than the median So the loudest sound was not that different from the median sound And that meant there was less dynamic range at least according to this volume approach And some people argued it led to a homogenous noisy less interesting sound overall I do actually found there was more loudness range than people typically imagined in that more recent music But it gets super technical Now the reason for that wasn't just that it was a change in taste for music but that was part of it It was also in the nature of compression and what people referred to as digital brick walls Now essentially to get music that loud you had to put a hard upper limit on the loudest noise because the CD could only replicate so loud of a noise before you'd start getting distortion like clipping or other artifacts But that compression would also mean that it would square off the peaks in sound It would create a digital version of distortion that would only appear in the recorded version If you were able to listen to the original decompressed version it would sound very very different So you could do that to create an effect on purpose but a lot of people just found that it was having a negative impact on the quality of sound overall This by the way it's not the same thing as MP3 compression with this recording compression We're talking about compressing the upper and lower limits of a sound's loudness We're not talking about compressing a digital file size Now I mentioned this because you'll often hear music fans talk about how compression has had a negative impact on music But they are frequently talking more about the production side of music and not necessarily on the end digital file format but for the record both processes can have a negative impact on the final quality of a sound And the loudness wars were largely brought about because the CD form factor and the trend to push the limits of the levels of loudness that CDs and CD players could handle It wasn't on the digital file side at all But let's get back to those digital files It's really what I was talking about in this episode anyway The recording industry tried lots of different tactics to try and stop the flood of leaks and downloads as album sales began to decline And the industry had been on a trend enjoying a decade of incredibly robust sales As soon as the CD had premiered it was starting to already gain momentum It would overtake cassettes And then it would eclipse previous sales figures of cassettes and vinyl doing gangbuster business for the recording industry It was and a great time to be the head of a recording label But after that once those heyday years had passed the industry started looking at these declines And it was a really harsh wake-up call to see those numbers go the other way And the companies were not just going to take this lying down Many tried various digital rights management strategies to protect the music under their labels They tried to protect CDs that the famous one being Sony when it backfired on them But there were others that tried different methods as well in an effort to limit how people could use digital files But typically that would just mean hackers would find the DRM and strip it out of the music files and share it anyway The other big move that organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America or IAA that they took was legal action And boy howdy did they go all out in that realm The targets didn't just include services like napster that enabled file sharing on a grand scale They also included regular folks who are engaged in some illegal file sharing and some people who probably weren't and the stakes were really high I'll talk about that more in just a second But first let's take a quick break Once all How do you take your feeble Stela Strong light and sweet And the bodega down the street Make it a double I make it like Maya boiler However you take it make.
Weird AF News
"industry association" Discussed on Weird AF News
"Bus. You can't tell me where to use my penis ring. Oh okay the inventor of this says hey man. People count their steps. They monitored the glucose their sleep their fitness everything. And you know this might be part of the quantitative health that men are interested in for a healthy population. You might you might want to monitor how things are going on down there and you know as we age things deteriorate and you know that all right. We know that so this could help. You doesn't say the price of this ring and imagine it's not cheap so if you can't afford it i suggest just have the person that you sleep with every night. Put their hand on your Your private parts throughout the night and they can tell you hopefully by morning. How many erections that you had during the night if you can't find someone to do that for you while you're shit outta luck. I guess there's a bouncer shortage in the uk and it could be a threat to public safety. A shortage of bounces in the uk could become a threat to public safety. The nighttime industry association has wolland. They always carry out. That last syllable has wallonne okay. They're blaming the lack of security staff at venues like bars. And lounges on people. Quitting their jobs during the pandemic and believes that staffing levels are actually under seventy percent of what they should be and this is a public safety issue. Of course you need bouncers man especially over in the uk where everybody's a drunk it says brexit and a lack of e you workers has also been a contributing factor as well one in five nightlife businesses. I guess they mean bars pubs. You guys call them pubs still. There believed to have closed or cut hours because they can't get security staff at all. They can't even higher bouncers to stay in business terrible bosses now want the government to step in. What's the government gonna do. Send you soldiers. We need soldiers to bouncers dip into the army personnel. And use those people as bouncers. Here's a quote from michael kill. Who's the ceo of some like entertainment company or something dole security staff shortages in the nighttime economy of becoming critical as we carried out a survey a few months ago which found that security resources in the sector was only at seventy percent. And i'm afraid that the situation has only deteriorated further since then whether it is through acting as a first line of defense against the terrorist attack intervening to break up violent incidents licensed security staff of fundamental to public safety. He also added that the current shortages are beginning to put the public in real jeopardy and they talked to some guy named peter who runs some nightclubs over there. He said the problem has been building slowly but has become much much worse since depending. Yeah this banner real struggle at times but we have fortunately often been able to push back with security agencies to find the teams that we need just in time thankfully we are in but particularly strong position though as we can agree to take on staff in large numbers this is particularly hitting independent clubs. And bosnian lounges. Very very hard. The calling on the government to do more through funding training initiatives and they want to tackle the shortages through legislation legislation. They're gonna pass the the bouncer. Act this what they're gonna do you get the bouncer bonus act anyone who becomes a bouncer gets a bonus get a tax break. What about that. I mean this is a tough sell..
The Curious About Cannabis Podcast
"industry association" Discussed on The Curious About Cannabis Podcast
"How hard is it to actually ended up the game. Y like sharing. Information is. Because i feel like i'm not trying to scare you but i want you to know where the barriers are. In the later it gets process the worse it gets because like if the proper things are being addressed and people aren't taking the actions they can take now then. The companies with deep pockets are controlling things. Like we're talking about with by getting these things through these. Cg and things do you like the because we were afraid of the largely enrolling in our fear. And so we were like. Hey like i've actually proposed to the hemp industry association others like trying to get a industry collaborative group to get grass studies done or studies on these. I've been pushing. Because i see this is just know. Everyone wants to own their own thing. Everyone wants to control everything in so no. I thinks they're going to be the ones to do this where everyone thinks they're going to do it so because they all compete each other and then all these people just kill each other and there's one guy comes in a dozen sashes. Everybody and repeats repeats. The in in that happens in other together. I see that in the organic farming. Permaculture returned agriculture. Space to like. I did that Interview on isn't life curious with Mark sheppard you know the has like one of the best examples of a scaled. system That is also kind of like pragmatic like you know trying to operate and everything in order to survive. What they had to do is form a collective that was necessary to finding all these farms dedicated the same principles bringing the resources together and they were able to form one of the largest Organic coop entities that. I think still exists. I can't remember the name of an island ends. That's how they were all able to survive and have the quality of life in the lifestyle and the type of production that they won is the head to stop seeing each other as competitors and start recognizing that like the only way for any of that to be possible pragmatically for the all work together and And communicate and share. And it's working and that to me. That's the future this industry if it's going to work for the smaller groups in the industry for the majority of this is things if we do absolutely the money that went into their see their cd shots we could like the the entire like we should be creating working groups as whole around these things and be like we're gonna have this cg with this mixture of this cultivar and we're going to get it into supplement. Do mass fundraiser. Everyone fundraisers it and then we do the talk studies on those get..
Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"industry association" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"The CD form factor and the trend to push the limits of the levels of loudness that CDs and CD players could handle It wasn't on the digital file side at all But let's get back to those digital files It's really what I was talking about in this episode anyway The recording industry tried lots of different tactics to try and stop the flood of leaks and downloads as album sales began to decline And the industry had been on a trend enjoying a decade of incredibly robust sales As soon as the CD had premiered it was starting to already gain momentum It would overtake cassettes And then it would eclipse previous sales figures of cassettes and vinyl doing gangbuster business for the recording industry It was and a great time to be the head of a recording label But after that once those heyday years had passed the industry started looking at these declines And it was a really harsh wake up call to see those numbers go the other way And the companies were not just going to take this lying down Many tried various digital rights management strategies to protect the music under their labels They tried to protect CDs the famous one being Sony when it backfired on them But there were others that tried different methods as well in an effort to limit how people could use digital files But typically that would just mean hackers would find the DRM and strip it out of the music files and share it anyway The other big move that organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America or RIA that they took was legal action And boy howdy did they go all out in that realm The targets didn't just include services like napster that enabled file sharing on a grand scale They also included regular folks who are engaged in some illegal file sharing and some people who probably weren't and the stakes were really high I'll talk about that more in just a second But first let's take a quick break.
The World: Latest Edition
"industry association" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Thanks to the modern miracle of semiconductors and the very fact that your cars even moving thank semiconductors. These little microchips are as important to electronics. Neurons are two human brains without them. A lot of our stuff would not work. But there's currently chaos playing out in one part of the semiconductor supply chain in asia and as the world's patrick win reports that's having a ripple effect across the globe. Creating tiny microchips is complicated. The raw silicone to make the chip might come from courts. Mind from a mountain in the us. And then some robots taiwan or south korea might stamp that silicon into a microchip and then an army of workers. Somewhere else has to make sure. Each chip works these days. That somewhere else is often malaysia southeast asian country with a huge electronic sector. If anything happens to these supply from asia that will be a disruption in the global supply chain. co high. wong is president of the malaysia semiconductor industry association and wong says there is a big problem in malaysian factories. Right now the ones that do quality control on microchips before they go into all sorts of stuff airplanes smartphones. Even someone's pacemaker. In recent months many of these factories have had to shut down malaysians. Deal with its most serious outbreak of covet thousand. Nine hundred healthcare system is at risk of collapse. Don'the very has ripped through southeast asia. In recent months in homes offices even factories now a microchip factory is a surgically clean place where workers are covered and all sorts of protective gear. Long says the dress is free. Protect gallons okay lint free gowns. So debris from a worker's clothing cannot get on the microchips they wear hoods as well and they inspect chips in class. One thousand rooms which means lots of air filters basically you can eat off the floor so it's not easy to spread cova in those factories but still jealous to the factory is that they need to prevent Into factory long says the government will make it plant closed down if workers show up with the co virus. So he gets like this. You'll be shut down for ten to fourteen days and affected the supply chain again and that can cause headaches as far away as kansas city. Where a ford auto factory plant had to stop making f. One fifty trucks because it couldn't get microchips from malaysia. About one in four microchips ship to the. Us goes through malaysia. To make everything from trucks to dishwashers missiles and the timing of this covert surge in malaysia. A key hub and the supply chain is bad. There's already a huge global shortage of microchips. That's partly because so many people have been working and studying at home that looks and they need on the equipment can help them to work from home including computers smartphone and so on wong says people buying loads of new laptops and gear to help them work from home. That was already going to have malaysian microchip. Inspectors working on overdrive this cova nineteen spike shutting down. Factories really does not help elon. Musk the maker of tesla. Cars says manufacturers are now ordering as many microchips as they can't quote the toilet paper shortage but at an epic scale. I asked if a company needs to order microchips from malaysia. How bad is the backlog. The lock is as much as three chelsea months. So if you want to build you have all your materials way ahead. Well here's the good news. Malaysia has prioritized vaccinating electronics workers. An industry with more than half a million people wong says things. We'll get back to normal soon. But in the meantime if you're a nintendo switch or tesla or iphone is unavailable or strangely expensive now you know why for the world. I'm patrick win. More stories from around the globe coming your way in the second half of the show. You're listening to the world..
What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy
"I'm David Brancaccio. Good morning to you. There is now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in America. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill, drafted by a bipartisan team working over the weekend was unveiled last night. It isn't quite 3000 pages long and amendments are expected. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer expects a vote within quote a matter of days. Beyond the roads and bridges. Let's look at cleaner energy products there in buses. Hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more on that. Before installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan Levy says his company Vico needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbuild the charging infrastructure and not have the vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in, say, rural communities. Paul Bledsoe with the Progressive Policy Institute says that new infrastructure would also get more EVs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back people from buying electric vehicles now is concerns over charging the bill. Also funds pilot projects like carbon capture, but it doesn't do as much for more mature, clean energy technology. Abigail Ross Hopper is with the Solar Energy Industries Association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of science experiment, but that's over and what Ross Hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy. Deploy, deploy. What would help get more solar panels out there, she says, are permanent tax
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Lil Loaded, Dallas Rapper Behind Hit "6locc 6a6y", Has Died at 20
"Dallas rapper. lil loaded has died officials. Confirm dallas rapper. Lil loaded who had a viral hit with block baby in summer. Twenty nineteen has died. The dallas county medical examiner's office confirmed that the twenty year old. Whose legal name was d. Sean robertson died monday. His cause and manner of death have not been determined. Robertson signed with epic records after block baby went viral with more than twenty five million views on youtube. That song was certified gold by the recording industry association of america last week and robertson wrote in an instagram post about the certification that he had the dope est fan base on earth asking yari an attorney for robertson said that his clients death was very tragic and that he didn't see it coming. Murray said the record label believe strongly in robertson and had invested heavily in his success. Stanley gabbard whose production company worked with the record label. Seth of a young man who was so talented and full of joy came as a shock. This kid was on a great path. He said adding that he loved watching robertson. Make music
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Call for an Australian National AI Strategy
"Hello and welcome to moscow screen. Tv now taking sick weekly be joined once again and welcome. Ron gushy. They chief executive officer with the australian industry association and the industry there's cooling for at least a two hundred million dollar investment into strays i- strategy a national strategy. So we'll get an update from ron. On how the. I w i i is going in. They recent coal app to government. Run galaxy that chief executive officer with the i aa i run. Thanks for joining us once again. Thanks to the chris. Much rishon artificial intelligence in the release came out. From the i w i do like how you guys up right off. You know you you kinda push and comment very very quickly. And promptly on government initiatives Maybe if he can give us not died or background from the realistic climate decoding for two hundred fifty million dollars for a billion dollar investment into the i. nationalized strategy. What's what's the background to this. And you we are cooling for is significant allocation In my phil- budget what the premises whibley kate. Primary industries are exposed when we look at the level of being made my in iowa offshore. of dollars. Investments across europe and asia and and in that region and that means that we are at prime ministries are at risk of becoming uncompetitive and probably unattractive globally and consumers that will become a country. Can she was rather than the juices. And it's a pity because the strike. Has i recognize leadership position experts in zenaida and and the kowloon basements across fiddles night governments have been targeted towards raicevic in i Small small bits and pieces fashion in an s fragmented with that any extra commercialization agenda
Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to block hazard pay for Seattle grocery workers
"Today. Federal judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to block hazard pay for seattle grocery workers. Seattle city attorney. Pete holmes is calling it a win for the city and those employees k. u. o. w. amy radel reports seattle's ordinance requires four dollars an hour in hazard pay for grocery workers during the pandemic in their federal lawsuit. The northwest grocery association and washington. Food industry association said. The ordinance was unconstitutional for singling out. Just one group of employees. They also said it was preempted by federal labor laws but u s district judge. John kuhn our said cities do have the power to enact minimum labour standards. He cited seattle's findings that supermarkets have earned record breaking profits during the pandemic and that grocery workers have a higher risk of contracting covid than the public at large buren. King county have also passed hazard pay requirements the grocery store chain. Qafac says it will close to stores in seattle partly in response to the law. Amy radel k. u. o. w. news.
Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"industry association" Discussed on Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"Those types of companies are are super cool That was actually one of the things. When i first got into the industry you know as i was looking at it You know. I think that plays a major part of it in yemen had the opportunity to interview the ceo on my podcast the other day so that was pretty cool experience nice. That's a win. Do you like to use a vaporizer or do you combust. Yeah i'm combust i What i do is i get like a by like a seventy five pack of raw cones from amazon and i got gone month liam delivery so i try. I try to make it through a month with the with my cones. But mostly i don't so maybe that means i smoke too much less leveraging technology and up old school at the same time absolutely so every Everything's on monthly subscription for may masan. That's smart that's nice. Let me ask if you have a favorite strain mark favorite drain So here in maryland My favorite strain is one call. Cookies may is by grass roots. I love the way smells unloved away taste and his Is strong. Is that on the tv side or side. It's a high grade. But i will say is indicate leaning into kalina. Hybrids is one of those ones which you nice and sometimes we need. Help sleepover to here. Is there anything. We haven't covered that. We should on no not that i can think of is definitely been a pleasure getting together with you For folks i dare listening. You know if you're as you're thinking about the cannabis industry again. I think it's important to You know the you see. We all see the numbers in the statistics. Talking about how much money to cannabis industry can in will make but a i think that keeping conscious capitalism in mind making sure as we're building this This industry like i said we make it prosperous and inclusive and equitable for all. You know. I think that is something that that really needs to remain a focus on if social equity if we we get it right the first time that we don't have to go back and try to repair create programs. I definitely believe that. That is the.
Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"industry association" Discussed on Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"Experienced personally i was like wow you know i was so excited like i got tickets to attend in the conference but then i started thinking like wow how am i going to get there. What are the travel need. Where am i going to stay. You know all those different things in the cost. Add up so we just want to try to help out and you know i know it. Doesn't you know taken away the tab the dues thousand dollar membership doesn't change the world but what it does do is set an example. I'm out there in the industry. And i've seen more social equity programs That are similar to ours. Arise on afterwards. Which i think is a great thing You know we need to see more of it and again like just moving barrier nail by people not having to pay a thousand dollars they can get into organization where they may meet other people that provide services and other potential partners in and learn about policy and you know so many different things to help. Give them a leg. A lot of us have been dreaming for a long time about federal decriminalization schedule is asian and with this administration. Our hopes are high again. What do you think about what could happen over the next four years. Will you know when you look at the composition of the president You know he he. At least in the election he wasn't as far along where he was For like all legalisation. But i think one thing that does say a lot is comma harris being the vice president. Of course she was the sponsor of the more in the senate. Amish she's been very vocal about You know her stance on legalization Mop personal part me personally. I hear johnson. This isn't necessarily the perspective that organization. But i would be. I would be very surprised if we didn't see like. Us about five years. I will personally be surprised. If we weren't if cannabis was not fully legalized on within the next five years. I'll say i actually personally think it will be sooner on the sooner end of the spectrum. you know but we'll see we'll see where it goes. We're there at ground zero of this. Oh what's what are the biggest obstacles at uc with the biggest obstacle to legalization. Is you know we still have to If you look at the way the senate is now we have Is the the tiebreaker. Vote is with kamala harris but in terms of moving towards legalization in getting more people on board Again public perception is improving. But we have to look at how you know in terms of we do legalize it. We have to say what is the regulatory structure going to be like Another obstacle is making sure that if we do legalize it is that the industry continues to be equitable. That we're not going to legalize it and do it in a way where we still have these barriers. Were certain people can't participate. I think another thing is You know just making sure it looking at the existing structure than we do legalize that we don't disrupt the businesses in marcus. It already exists You know because of course nail as legalized. You have other people that are on the outside looking in that will on one and pursue cannabis as well. So i think balancing all those things and how do we create the structure. Not just legalize it. But what is legalization..
Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"industry association" Discussed on Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"Well you know really. It's about making sure that we can have a fair and prosperous cannabis industry for all Know again whether that's whether you're black white man woman disabled on were veteran The industry can be more prosperous and successful when when everybody successful together to hear. How big is the cannabis opportunity for. Our economy will according to new frontier dana. For twenty twenty one. They're projecting that cannabis industry will bring in twenty four billion dollars in annual revenue. This year alone In the us so as is very much projected to grow. If you look at some other industries. I think right mail today. You'll see industry's already pulling him more money than the video game industry. You're already make more annual revenue than the recorded. Music industry The wine industry in a number of other ones. So you know cannabis. Revenue is growing is definitely here to stay well and we know for sure. That cities are looking at that as possible tax revenue. Is that a determining factor at the federal level as well absolutely because right now do the cannabis is federally illegal. Status is not text in regulated at the federal level. So of course. I'm i'm sure that as thank of legalisation i can't say that. Not i can't say another two major motivation but you would think naturally that you know that it's on the mind of anyone thinking about it sure. Can you tell us about some of the winds you've had thus far Sure i'll say one of the one of the biggest wins that i've had personally is with. Nci program like. I said we have over. One hundred Social equity operators applicants that are in the program and what is what is done is removed their financial barrier of excess to the organization Be able to create a community. So i'm really happy about You know being able to do that. being able to do it within organization you know as as you look at the cannabis industry historically like..
Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"industry association" Discussed on Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"But then we've seen We've seen safe banking Be even being included in the corona virus relief packages and then even say especially last year in two thousand and twenty as we went into world kind of focused on corona virus. We saw that cannabis remained essential on cannabis. Businesses were operating in open a nail even as ramming. A conversation will how we can fix the economy. I think a huge part of the conversation is how cannabis tax revenue. Hand can help with it. So it's all a lot of exciting things happening. Would you say you guys are lobbyists. We all know the liquor industry has a huge lobby. Does the cannabis industry have that kind of representation now absolutely so we have three full time. Lobbyists on our staff. That lobby on cannabis. Full time and I believe we are the first organizations ahead that well. That's how you know you've arrived is when you have lobbyists so thank you for doing that. On behalf of the industry absolutely suppressed. It's a pleasure in this. You know like. I said it for me is somebody who really loves politics getting to have these conversations and see where cannabis is finally on his level and being taken seriously And you know really. Being at the cusp of legalization is certainly exciting. To be a part of that. I've heard the word cannabis caucus is that for real or is that like a hopeful thing you know we're at a red interest in place. Tom almost seventy percent of americans said they approve of cannabis. So we're at a place near where i think. Politicians recognized that hey cannabis to be honest with you. Is the only bipartisan issue. In the world where we saw so much infighting in washington out really being able agree on anything cannabis is something that That again all size of the party seems to understand this. No this is where the world gone. Yeah there's still some opposition. But i think it makes so much sense right. I mean economically socially. Do you guys represent hemp. two or more just cannabis. Oh yeah so cannabis as in As in the entire industry Hemp included. We've actually done a lot of work on hemp policy is well So yes as area that covers. Well let's talk about your specific role in terms of diversity equity and inclusion white set. Such a big thing and canvas. sure so i'll style answer that question by starting out with The number four in the reason as significant is because when you look at cannabis businesses across the country. There's less than four percent ownership of african americans and hispanics on but there's also if you look at the other side of that they're almost four times as likely the exact numbers about three point six percent times as likely to be arrested for cannabis so we have an industry. Where if you look at it. This been traditionally illegal multibillion dollar industry project do twenty four billion dollars in revenue in the us and this year alone in those same people that were prosecuted amino jail in their.
Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"industry association" Discussed on Kannaboomers | Cannabis for Wellness
"Stacey it's tom. Welcome back to canada. Boom the podcast. This week we have to hear johnson head of diversity equity and inclusion for the national cannabis industry association hate to hear. Hey how are you good. How you doin' aren't doing your dc and there's been stuff happening there for the last few weeks. Oh man is is definitely been a little crazy here to say the least in in dc. You know we got rid of all. President got a new one in the vice president. Khama harasses from my beloved alma mater howard university so You know we're in america. I'm happy right now. That's great and the new poet. Amanda went to howard to absolutely no. There's there's a lot of talented howard in no. I'll say how always gotten a lot of recognition. But i think that you know people are really seeing nail the value of hvac us. I think is one of those things i heard. Somebody say recently on that a lot of why people like to send their kids to harvard or yale is 'cause you say hey you never know them. The next president might come from narrow. Now say that the nail we say university's part of that conversation too. So i'm over this beautiful thing. Yeah what a moment. that's great well. I hope things settle down there. I mean the last few wednesdays have been a little crazy on the capital like our offices about a block from the capital. So i was the day of the insurrection. I was actually there at the office. It was it was scary man. I'm not gonna lie out op. Felt scared just being outside. Because i mean i didn't know what some of those people's intentions might be and i mean in all honesty. Where they if they might see me as a black guy do something bags. Oh it was a scary day. I mean i'm in california guy couldn't believe the way it unfolded but thankfully was it was contained in the..
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Grocery associations file lawsuit against Burien, south of Seattle, to stop COVID-19 hazard pay
"Lawsuit over hazard pay for grocery workers during the pandemic. This time in Burian come Oh Soo Romero as more the Northwest Grocery Association and the Washington Food Industry Association have filed a lawsuit against the city of Burian over an ordinance that requires large grocery stores to pay their employees an extra $5 an hour for hazard pay. In a statement, the grocery association says the new law doesn't do anything to make workers safer and that the governor should prioritize vaccinations for essential workers instead. The industry groups are also suing the city of Seattle for its $4 an hour hazard pay mandate, which was adopted last month.
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Grocery associations file lawsuit against Burien to stop COVID-19 hazard pay
"Pay for grocery workers during the pandemic, this time in Burian, Here's com O Seu Romero, the Northwest Grocery Association and the Washington Food Industry Association have filed a lawsuit against the city of Burian over an ordinance that requires large grocery stores to pay their employees an extra $5 an hour for hazard pay. In a statement, the grocery association says the new law doesn't do anything to make workers safer and that the governor should prioritize vaccinations for essential work. Instead, The industry groups are also suing the city of Seattle for its $4 an hour hazard Pay mandate, which was adopted last month. Sue Romero come Oh news. We know millions of
Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
How Covid led to a $60 billion global chip shortage for the auto industry
"To address the global shortage of semiconductors has caused production halts in the United States and industries, including autos, press Secretary Jen Psaki says the White House is discussing an immediate path forward with businesses and with trading partners. In the meantime, the president is expected to sign an executive order directing a government wide supply chain review. For critical goods over the next couple of weeks. The chip shortage is a central concern. Earlier, the CEOs of chip companies, including Intel, Qualcomm and MD. Had written to the president the urged him to support domestic production. The Semiconductor Industry Association says the U. S share of chip manufacturing Has dropped all the way down to 12%, and that's down from 37% back in 1990 people. After the bell Disney
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Seattle grocery workers get hazard-pay boost
"Month. The seattle city council decided to require big grocery store chains to give their employees hazard pay during the pandemic an extra four dollars per hour. Here's counselor teresa moscato. It's really about the folks who are on the ground in those grocery store floors stocking shelves who are having people reach over them to reach for that zucchini of one grocery worker talks about and sealing the customers breath on them. Those are the folks we need to attack. I said grocery store chains. It's companies with more than five hundred employees stores bigger than ten thousand square feet not convenience stores or food marts or a farmer's market and it's tough to have people breathing on you while they're having you reach for their zucchini but grocery workers are happy to do that. Work said union member. Joe is ryan power outage snowstorm. Where do people rush off to go to the grocery store but we need to show care for the workers care for us well. The grocery industry didn't like care in the form of this hazard pay. Tammy henrik heads. The washington food industry association and she says local grocery stores are not all making big profits and they faced expenses from theft and from delivery fees increased labor costs and cleaning and all of those so seattle really needs to be evaluated on its own merit. And we're just not seen prophets in seattle right now so this week. The hazard pay kicked in workers started getting it but brian. Some grocery industry trade groups sued the city. What what are they claiming a few different things here. bill. I think i see two main pieces here. The first one basically grocery stores are saying they're being singled out as an industry here. There's an equal protection clause and our federal and state constitutions that talks about this and we're also talking about this idea that governments are not supposed to impair contracts. That's part of our constitution as well. They don't want to tip the favor from one side to the other hazard pay is something that these different grocery stores. You're talking about with their workers right now and i think bottom line for me. No one would ever argue that grocery store workers are not being heroic right now. I know i rely on the grocery store. That's near my home. And what in west seattle here but big picture here. Not all of our healthcare workers are getting a hazard pay bump So why not require that. And why is it four bucks an hour. I think there are a lot of questions about this. That are gonna come out as this court case unfolds.
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Grocery industry suing Seattle over new hazard-pay law
"Making an extra $4 an hour is hazard pay. But comas Brian Calvert reports the grocery store owners have now filed of their first major challenge. The federal lawsuit is Against the city of Seattle for ordering that large grocery companies pay their workers more because of the workers Risk for Cove it. The suit was filed by the Northwest Grocery Association and the Washington Food Industry Association. W F I, A president Tammy Hetrick put out the statement quote. Unfortunately, the council's unprecedented ordinance, it's unilateral action and unwillingness to work with the grocery industry has left us with no other option than to file a lawsuit against the city. The two claims here First. The plaintiffs say it interferes with union contracts, which is a federal violation. The second claims that it unfairly targets major grocers and doesn't impact smaller, locally owned stores and a Menard, spokesperson for the local grocers union is confident the higher wages legal, she tells the times. It's especially unfortunate in the middle of a pandemic. These grocery employers are going to such great lengths to avoid paying workers. Brian Calvert camo news. If the pandemic
Tom and Curley
Seattle grocery workers get $4 per hour pandemic raise; lawsuit filed against city
"In at Seattle grocery stores Today, The store's filed a lawsuit against the city's new ordinance. It mandates an extra $4 an hour for many workers in grocery chains and bigger stores. Northwest Grocery Association and the Washington Food Industry Association, say the move does not consider existing union agreements and is unfair because other essential workers in Seattle are not getting extra pain. The state is find King County for
NPR's Business Story of the Day
Trump Administration Adds Tariffs To Some Merchandise Out Of France
"If you're looking to buy a new handbag some cognac or a lipstick you could be looking at higher prices. That's because the trump administration is putting new tariffs on goods from europe. Npr's scott horsely explains. Why judy taylor runs. An upscale boutique in new york city called madison avenue tour. Among the items she sells are luxury handbags from paris which can retail for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. We specialize in her mess. We have a robust online website and by appointment only showroom business online has been good. Taylor says even during the pandemic. if you can't travel and you want to do something for the holidays the chances are you're gonna buy something luxurious but the cost of importing. French handbags is about to go up as of today. The trump administration is imposing a twenty five percent tariff on more than a billion dollars worth of french imports including lipstick. Fancy soap and handbags. That's a challenge for taylor who was already facing higher prices for bags. As a result of factory shutdowns last spring little happen is basically the same thing that happened with everything passed onto the consumer. The administration says his living. These tariffs in retaliation for france's new tax on digital services which critics say unfairly targets. Us tech giants like google and facebook match years has an industry. Trade group called the computer and communications industry association when our trading partners are mating their new taxes after us companies it's clear their targeting american business for discriminatory treatment and it's necessary to take a stand and the new tax on handbags not the outgoing president's only parting tariff shot next week the administration courts new import taxes on cognac and certain wines from france and germany christine cacho of the distilled spirits council knows other european winds were already hit with import taxes as part of a long running battle over government. Subsidies for revel jet makers boeing and airbus. It's very unfortunate that our industry continues to be a victim in these trade disputes. That have nothing to do with our industry but that kind of collateral damage is not unusual in a trade war. Scotland succumb of libertarian. Cato institute notes that european tariffs took game at bourbon in an effort to get the attention of kentucky. Senator mitch mcconnell. The idea is to cause some pain to export orders. That are politically connected. American whiskey exports to europe have plunged by forty one percent since those tariffs were imposed. The kasha says the pain is not limited to mcconnell's home you know. American whiskey is actually exported from us distillers located in thirty nine states. So it's not just the kentucky or tennessee issue it really is united states. Shoe get got a couple of weeks. The new biden administration will take charge of us trade policy while the president-elect has promised a more conciliatory approach lindsey. Graham is not holding his breath that tens of billions of dollars in trump tariffs will suddenly be unwound given kind of current populist moment in the united states. It's going to be difficult for the biden administration to eliminate all up at madison avenue. Couture judy taylor is still hoping the incoming administration does lift the tax on french handbags. Otherwise she says people seeking a luxury gift may turned swiss watches instead scott horsely. Npr news washington.
All Things Considered
California theme parks could seek legal action to speed up reopening
"Sell Its assets. Theme parks like Disneyland, A universal studios are not happy with the state's new guidance for reopening both L A and orange counties are nowhere near the yellow or minimal risk tear. The state says they have to be in for a large theme park to reopen Park say they've been able to safely reopen in other states like Florida By following their own protocols. Hugo Martine covers the travel industry for the Times. He says that while the state sent representatives to Florida to check out reopening protocols, it didn't lead to any changes. Apparently, that didn't really sway the state much because they came back. Pretty much with the same protocols that they were considering about two weeks ago. The theme parks say they aren't ruling out legal action. Erin Guerrero is the executive director of Kappa. The California Attractions and Parks Association is our number one goal is to be allowed to reopen responsibly. Obviously, we love to keep that conversation going and come up with a reasonable timeline for re openings. But at this point Any options There are viable industry associations say that the shuttering of US theme parks has led to
Already beleaguered, deepening restrictions hit iconic British pubs where it hurts
"Yellows linked to inside Europe England is getting grips with a new three tier system of local lockdown measures to try to hold a growing second wave of the corona virus in the highest risk areas, pubs and bars that don't serve food have been forced to close, and of course, the country licensed premises have shorter opening hours, one group of pubs. Legal actions saying pubs are not a high risk for transmission of the virus. It's another blow to the traditional British pub which has been in decline for decades Lissi Taylor. Reports from the north of England. That sounds impassive British life for generations. clinking goes. Boring drinks. And the bell which calls last orders. But the number of traditional pubs has been fooling since the middle of the century. With Corona virus restrictions is even more pressure on landlords. You don't know what's going to happen from one day to next just. All the time there's another curve all that you have to try and get around Jack Baker is the Publican head chef at the castle in in Sheffield sanitizers are spending by our thousand pound a month from sanitizers. Having the staff to way the tables. Putting gazebos up and here's building aside market build a pub. The whole costs is probably about four thousand pounds so far. In minimum staff but having them on extra time. Because you have to do all these extra measures they go. Enjoy email hubs like jacks had closed for months earlier in the year and had limit. So my capacity in this summer. Now, is the weather gets colder the second wave of the virus in England has started. Areas like this one in the north have been hardest hits. We're entering a new and crucial phase in a fight against creative ours because the number of cases has got four times in four weeks and it's once again spreading among the elderly and vulnerable. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new three t a lockdown system with new restrictions on pubs and bars. Across the country, they have to close earlier in high risk areas like this one groups for more than one household and not allowed inside. and. In the worst hit areas including the city of Liverpool. Traditional drinking spots contact asshole pubs and bars must close unless they can operate solely as a restaurant serving alcohol only as part of a main meal. It it a national conversation about what constitutes a meal with jokes about bis soup. But away from the MEMES, there are serious concerns about whether businesses can survive. The hospitality industry says it's been unfairly targeted for restrictions without evidence that people going out a responsible for outbreaks. What we're suggesting is there is some misconception in terms of the impacts that hospitals in particular is a nighttime industries. Association is considering legal actions. Cook Hill is its chief executive for us. We're concerned the we're being isolated as a set to this doing everything. It can expect a lot of money making sure cove in safe making sure that we toe the line we closed for long periods. We've got lots of businesses already closed for long periods, and now we're in a position where the government are putting restrictions on, but they can't give us a scientific evidence to be transparent full closing all businesses down when there are clearly other businesses that are able to open with less restriction less regulation. The industry argues drink is would be safer on premises with staff to police the rules. Viral videos like this one show crowds turned away from city buzz dancing in the streets instead. Pubs we're already closing at a rate of three a day before the pandemic. The UK government says it will support struggling businesses. Some landlords a calling time at the bar
RMWorld Travel Connection
Traveling during the pandemic: A conversation with CEO of Lazydays RV
"For today's chief travel leader, interview and reconnect with Bill rename the CEO of Lazy Days RV and get his input on the industry as his company is the nation's RV authority. As they own the world's largest recreational vehicle dealerships. Bill Mary, and I welcome you back to the program. I have to say you've developed a bit of a following amongst our audience across the country as we heard from a few people over the last couple of weeks wanting to know when we're going to have you back on America's number one travel radio show. That's great to hear on. Hello again. Robert Mary. Thanks for having me on again. Great to have you back on the show with your first question. I'll just ask. You have been a lot going on out there. Askew. No in the world keeps saying we're in the upside down world. Things changed a lot for us 12 weeks ago. I know you have a number of locations across the country We've seen this week a lot of unfortunate unrest going on. But really, how are things at your locations and the other centers that you have across the country? Yeah, Way recently announced earnings and And as we said back, then, business really fell off a cliff in mid March on DH stayed there for about four weeks. And then something happened in mid April. And business just exploded and has been strong ever since then, and that's consistent across pretty much all of our dealerships. Robert Mary, so So we're feeling really good about this right now. All right. Good to hear. Nice to start off with some good news. Bill s O. Robert and I have been speaking with, you know different leaders from various sectors of the travel world over the past 12 weeks on this show, basically, since the virus outbreak shutdown so much of our country, and we've checked in with both R V, A and K O a Since you do work with many of the top manufacturers and service all kinds of shapes and sizes of RVs and campers. What do you seen in terms of demand for the vehicles and in the support services that go along with him? Yes, There's two sort of trends we're seeing. Right now. We're seeing more new entrance into the market. So I think people who because of the pandemic have become more interested in the RV vice style. We're seeing more new entrance. And the newer entrance or looking for either lower price, new product or used product. So we're just seeing a little bit of more movement towards maybe maybe a little more towards Tobel and and in all categories towards used and lower price product. That's interesting. I'll shift things a little bit with Don't say, You know when it comes to travel. Mary and I feel that we have a certain responsibility to all of our show fans across the country as well as the 415 plus stations that air this programme and our many sponsors that supporters really toe lead like we always have. And I sure that because we're working to create what we're calling the Let's go America tour that hopefully will allow us to responsibly travel and enticed others to do the same. We've been saying on air since mid March. That travel we believe will be mostly domestic. This year. It's tough when you can't fly to Europe to go plan. Obviously, it's not going to include more driving trips, whether it's for business or leisure. And our Let's go America tour that we're looking at could easily be done over a two or three week period as an RV trip departs the country and also allows to broadcast from certain places. I really want to know. Since the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and Lazy Days RV is uniquely positioned to allow people to travel while also social distancing. What are some things that you personally recommend people listening that You know, may want to travel via an RV this year, and maybe regardless of whatever unit they're looking at a couple important accessories that you would recommend them. Important accessories. Well, you've gotta have. You've gotta have some satellite. I think just in case you want to have a wife, I, but I think most people You are enjoying time away from sort of the social media and WiFi. So I think we're seeing some families were looking at the RV lifestyle is an opportunity to Ah, uh, D connect from some of the electronic things that are in our hands. Um, you know, we have beautiful beaches in this country. We have beautiful national forests and national parks and state parks and state for us on DH. I would really encourage people Teo to take advantage of them. And that's the beauty of the RV lifestyle is you, Khun, Go! See all these wonderful places and multiple places at a time and whether you're in a total product or motor home product. It's a wonderful, wonderful experience. Keep in mind that some of the national parks to limit the size of the RV that you could bring into the park so and anybody at lazy days can help with. Ah, people figure out what what size they can have. If they're going to visit some of the national parks, OK, if you're just tuning in
The RV Podcast
Summer RV Trip Challenges 2020
"Summer RV, trip faces unprecedented challenges this summer. And I know tell you something you didn't know right. I mean we're still in the middle of coronavirus. Pandemic camping and non essential travel is restricted in many places. Dangerous riots have erected across North American every major city in many smaller ones. The Canadian borders closed. There are safety concerns financial concerns seemingly a new crisis every day. So this week in the retie gas, we're GONNA talk about those summer RV trip challenges, and how you can make your rv travel is safe and is satisfying as possible given the very unusual circumstances under which we now find ourselves in the summer of twenty twenty. Hello, everybody and welcome to episode two ninety-seven, seven of the RV podcast and we do have a lot to talk about this week. We have RV news. We've got your questions. We've got an interview about how you can get around those summer RV trip challenges and still get your RV to Alaska by ship. We'll talk about that and our interview the week plus we've got tips and suggestions and a lot more but I my lifelong traveling companion McBride Jennifer. Hello, my dear Hello Michael. What a time we live in What time it is yeah. You know the one thing about coming to you from where we are now on Okaloosa island near Destin Florida for Walton Beach Florida that area is. The just to show you. How different is down here? You. Know what the lead story in the paper was today. The lead story was red snapper opening day, the opening day of red snapper season was yesterday, and the local paper was filled with photos from Destin, which is known as America's luckiest fishing village of The Red snapper catch this year and Got Me Hungry I think we should go out for fish tonight. At sounds really good and something else. That was normal was that when we were at the dog park? Today we saw a whole bunch of little kids in yellow t-shirts, getting off a school bus and they were having a picnic at the park and playing on the toys and doing what kids do. This is how life is supposed to be and You know what tumultuous times we live in I mean last week last week as we were do podcast. PODCAST, we were just starting to move out of the national lockdowns from the Krona virus pandemic, and we were saying last week, who could have seen such a terrible thing? And then this week we look at the wave of terrible riots and violence, sweeping the country in the wake of the protests over police brutality in the murder of George, Floyd, and Minneapolis, and we say who could have seen such destruction and pain or this podcast as you all know is about the RV lifestyle, but we certainly have to acknowledge the. Terrible time, we're living to right now Jennifer and I are optimistic by nature where people of faith in we know, many of you are as well and so we ask those of you who? Are the same to to join us in prayer for our nation I. Mean it certainly needs it now? none of us know what is next. That's I guess the lesson that we have certainly all learned this year together, but at the same time we believe that we can move forward when it comes to summer RV trip plants, but we have to do so recognizing the changes we face, and this will be a summer like no other. We've ever experienced, and that's all GonNa. Talk about a lot in this podcast. Said! We're still in Florida on Okaloosa. Island and we are planning a getaway camping trip next weekend, and then the week after barring the unexpected, which is certainly happening a lot. This year we plan to leave Florida, and after almost six months being down here and then head to our home in Michigan, which needs some attentions lawn, work and stuff like that and then hopefully. Resume some travelling. We have lots of plans for June and July and August travel and beyond that but. As we stay up with learned anything this time of the year. It's that those plans have to be flexible. Mike Scott. US inside information and trends that shape the lifestyle years. The RV newsworthy we, as we talk here on the RV podcast about summer RV trip challenges, let's start in Maine where a federal judge as upheld the governor or Maine's requirements that all out of state visitors be quarantined for fourteen days when entering the state to campgrounds were among several small businesses that filed a federal. Federal lawsuit saying the quarantine is unconstitutional for discriminating against out of towners. The governor permits main residents to go camping, but out of towners must be quarantined fourteen days before they can travel about the small businesses heavily dependent upon tourism, said this order was hurting them financially, and sought a preliminary injunction to lift the order as their lawsuit works its way through the legal process. While the injunction was not granted. The cases still in the early stages will keep you informed when we hear more. That's just one of this summer RV trip challenges this year, but despite the many concerns, one in four Americans plan to take some sort of an RV trip in the next twelve months to get that one in four of all Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next year, and this is according to a survey that was released last week from the RV Industry Association. The reason why so many wanted to travel is something. We've been reporting on the RV LIFESTYLE DOT COM blog and And that's because of covid nineteen is people shy away from airline travel? They are expressing concerns about staying in a hotel and more and more are buying and renting RV's and to do a summer RV trip in their self contained vehicle the national media is calling this. The Year of the RV and we've been telling you. This was coming and each week we hear about more people buying our vs camping trailers, sight unseen, and the demand remains very
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Trump threatens social media companies after Twitter fact checks
"President trump is lashing out at social media companies after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets yesterday the president's threatening the companies with the new regulations or even shutting them down accusing them of silencing conservative voices he later tweeted without elaborating big action to follow but he cannot unilaterally regulate or close the company's Congress would likely need to be involved even if he could anyone who values free expression should be concerned that the US president's threatening to close down social media for questioning false claims computer and communications industry association president Matt Frewer says fact checks aren't appropriate way to balance access to information while suppressing false content the president tweeted several times that mail in ballots lead to election fraud unsubstantiated claims that Twitter flagged Sager made Ghani Washington
When The Ecosystem Starts Dictating To The Market Everyone Loses
"Welcome today thirty. Six of the lockdown here in Malaysia looks like a bit of a stormy day. Thirty six actually right now here in Kale and I had one of those interesting conversations yesterday that I think lots of us are having right now. Those sort of random conversations that we just pick up and chat to someone. We haven't spoken to for a long time. We'll maybe ever and we're having conversation around industries and Ecosystems and markets and supply and demand. And I kind of came up with a bit of a theory so stick with me on these industries. Generally I think formed Wayne a market consumer accustomed has a need or want or desire that needs to be met the supplies then coming to provide that product or service to satisfy those needs wants and desires and then ultimately an ecosystem forms on top around them to support them with that Industry Associations Conferences Summits Support Sundry type industries. Legislators those kind of things. That's what I call the ecosystem so we've got the ecosystem at the top. We've got the supply in the middle and then we've got the demand the market the consumers at the bottom and I think what happens as industries tend to mature than the ecosystem at the top around it becomes kind of powerful in a way comes a little bit omnipotent and oftentimes they find themselves. I think pushing stuff down rather than having the market feedstuff up and I think that's where a lot of industries have got to over the years and happening right now is that I think a lot of those. Those ecosystems those industry associations and various bodies of being in a situation where they feel compelled or even maybe being asked to provide guidance and direction and everything else when in fact. I think it's GonNa come from the market. It's gotta come from the demand side. There's no point in an industry association saying these are the things we need to do to get through these and then the mock the consumer's deciding will actually auto won't that stuff anymore. And I think I don't know I just started playing around with this idea yesterday in this conversation but I think that's a pretty good summary. You've got demand then creates the supply that then creates an ecosystem but when it gets big enough the ecosystem starts to cascade back down again. And that's a dangerous situation if you're in a business or industry that's not being fed by the market continually in terms of that feedback. Loop