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"kmart" Discussed on The Great Fail
"2200 at one point. It was an inglorious ending for a pair of companies that had once dominated the United States retail marketplace. Despite its once illustrious stature as one of the biggest retail chains in the United States, today, there are only scarce hints of Kmart's previous dominance. A household name that had been an American staple for over a hundred years. Reduced to derelict buildings and sun faded signs. Kmart is proof that being a cultural phenomenon isn't a business strategy on its own. No matter how popular or big you are, your brand can be still brought down by mismanagement. By falling sales, changes in shopping behavior and competition. And Kmart was hammered by all of this. They are management was so enamored with their success that they failed to realize that a dynamic business and retail is certainly a dynamic business has to be constantly be reassessed, re-engineer reposition. And of all things completely focused on the behavior of consumers and where they might be shopping as all kind of us. And Kmart did none of that. It's not as if customers have stopped shopping for the things that K Mart stood for. That sometimes does business in when they no longer have any viability in their customer's eyes. It's certainly not the case because Walmart target sell things that Kim art used to sell. It's a study in incompetence. Avarice and greed and it's really a shame. So what were the lessons here? First, trying to cater to everyone can oftentimes lead to losing everything. Second, companies was always be innovating, getting complacent and comfortable with your own success, leaves the door open for competitors and can degrade your brand. And finally, merging two floundering companies is rarely a good idea. While many businessmen and women want to believe they can rehabilitate struggling brands, the work is exceedingly challenging and costly. After all, it's better to get your own house in order before offering to pay for your neighbor's remodel as well. It takes the brilliance of a few and the very hard work of many. To create a viable brand, a brand equity that is successful that is recognized by customers as a destination. It takes an enormous amount of work and it takes a very long time. But it only takes a very short time for a few people who don't know what they're doing or who's motives are not aligned with the company's heritage. To destroy a business. And so there's an enormous number of businesses that have been hollowed out and destroyed by people like Eddie lampert, whose motivation is so short term that.
"kmart" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Was something they just weren't up for. Kmart also made a heavy investment in the introduction of their Martha Stewart mine. Although that was wildly profitable for some time, it ended up with quite an ugly breakup when Martha Stewart quipped to the media about the declining quality of the in store experience. Which leads me to the next point by using all of its capital and funds on acquisitions of random companies, Kmart had little leftover to revamp its own stores to restore and revitalize the interior or to improve the overall shopping experience. They didn't invest in the business. The customer saw stores that were not clean and friendly and up to date, they were increasingly worn out. They didn't invest in the technology that, for example, Walmart invested in heavily from its outset in enabling the stores to remain in stock to guiding the merchants to the things that customers were selling. And to ensuring that their pricing was appropriately competitive on a day to today basis. And more or less, inflated a bubble which they lived in, believing that it would forever suit their needs. And that bubble began to deflate. Retailing is a dynamic business like most businesses. That require reinvestment and reinvention as determined by customers and competition and changes in the world at large. And same art basically ignored what was going on around them. As if to say, we don't have to worry about those things. Then came technology one thing that allowed Walmart to thrive was that early on, they also began collecting customer product logistic data, so they can gain deeper insight into what products were moving off the shelves fastest. This allowed them to optimize their inventory and these point of sales analytics provided them with the expertise to keep tight product and service mix, giving them a competitive edge. K Mart, on the other hand, did not invest in any of that. In fact, they were really slow to adopt ecommerce during a time when shoppers were starting to make more purchases online. Additionally, they didn't invest in the software needed to manage their supply chain strategy. By the early 2000s, K Mart CEO Charles conaway vowed to turn things around. The company scanners were outdated with the none of the purchasing data being transmitted back to the headquarters, and as a result, leaving their buyers in the dark as to what their consumers were actually buying and what should be stocked. Things got so bad their distribution centers were late delivering the merchandise often, which in turn led to empty shelves. Conway put a $195 million into scrapping the old software and then another 1.7 billion to upgrade the store and back office technology. He was going to spend 200 million on high-tech scanners to hopefully bring Kmart more in line with its competitors. It was certainly an expensive ordeal. But one that seemed like an investment well worth the upfront costs. If the money was used as promise. But that turned out to be a big if, Conway was later accused of misleading shareholders about the company's financials and allegedly spent the company's money on private planes, houses, boats, and other financial perks. I had a CEO who sat on in his corner office on a raised platform as if he was an emperor. I actually got to meet him years ago. He was completely fixated on his own personal success and the wonderment of his company's size and importance and while he was bragging his business was basically falling apart. He was eventually more or less ejected, replaced by someone who had no retail shops whatsoever who decided that the best way to reposition Kmart was to try to take on Walmart on price. Something which a whole host of retailers had tried and failed. And that was the village idiot decision that he made. Which took them into a bankruptcy. Although Conway later accepted full blame for K Mart's financial disaster and was forced to step down, the company was already on a downward trajectory. One that it would never emerge from, unfortunately. Kmart's last door was built in 2002. Ironically, the same year they filed for bankruptcy for the first time. Kmart would close more than 300 stores and lay off 34,000 workers as part of the restructuring process. And on the topic of management, when Sears CEO Eddie lampert came into the picture around 2002 and 2003, after his infamous kidnapping, he vowed to merge Sears with Kmart in order to return both companies to their former greatness and in the process catch up with Walmart. But as analysts even management had anticipated, Sears hold goods focus didn't seem to align well with key words random inventory list. And it obviously didn't because in 2018, both Sears and Kmart filed for bankruptcy. They were seized in bankruptcy by a financial manipulator called Eddie lampert, who brilliantly took them out of chapter 11 by safety control of their debt. And sold some real estate to another less than capable CEO at Sears roebuck or $605 million. The street looked at the price of those locations. And presumed that 2000 stores would be worth an enormous amount more than the company was worth as a newly minted public equity. And so the stock went through the sky and lampert used that cash and that valuation to essentially buy serious robots and merge the two to the 12 bucket came out. He stripped K Mart of virtually any viability they might have had even if that late stage literally cutting the daylights out of their operating expense and their capital expense and did the same thing as their robot. And so now we have in the sunset of the business for stores left of what was probably over.
"kmart" Discussed on The Great Fail
"There were key aspects that made Kmart so successful in its heyday. For one, Kmart had a lot of low cost sourcing relationships with its vendors and manufacturers in China, India, Bangladesh, and they were able to pass these cost savings down to their consumers. The control of their supply chain enabled them to offer additional discounts and promotions that others at the time couldn't achieve. Another big attraction they had was known as the blue light special. This was introduced into K Mart's doors around the mid 60s and it was advertised by a rotating blue light. Very similar to flashing lights on ambulances and fire trucks. Followed by the loudspeaker announcement, attention Kmart shoppers. This iconic line that would become a pop culture touchstone in and of itself. The genesis of the blue light special was the interesting idea as a way of deciding the customer who was already in the store for something else, something in particular to shop part of the store they wouldn't have considered on that day. So a customer would go to Kmart to buy tube socks for their kids. And they were here on the PA system. The announcement of a blue light special in men's underwear. Okay. So they were absolutely not in the store to consider buying men's underwear. But having been informed that there was a blue light special complete with a flashy blue peak and another part of the store, they would often check it out. So it was an interesting way to line extend the assortment of the store at large in the face of a customer who had already entered the store in shopping for something else. People would literally wait for these specials to be announced and run around the store's grabbing whatever it was on sale until their time ran out. It was like the real-life version of that 90s TV hit series, supermarket sweep. This combination of a ready low prices and copious additional discounts was a winning one for the company. At its height, Kmart was the second largest retailer in the United States and operated 2400 stores with 350,000 employees. The company was generating around $37 billion a year in sales ranking second to Sears. But by 1990, Kmart would soon see its fortune begin to change, where the glow of its vaunted blue light specials soon fading out of view. In November 1990, after decades of rivalry, fellow big box retailer Walmart surpassed Kmart in sales. To analysts and executives within the retail world, this was no surprise, as the decline of Kmart was speculated to have begun as early as the late 80s, which not coincidentally was when The Shining glamour began to wear off. It was about the time its consumers were beginning to notice the quality of Kmart's inventory. Although they had built a reputation of offering items at a lower price as more competitors emerged into the market, it was becoming more apparent that what Kmart was offering was lower prices and lower quality. Then came competition, although Kmart had initially outpaced its competitors, it would be during its most critical years that it would start losing its brand identity. Walmart had defined a target market for a specific demographic, having a no frills store design, low prices on everything and staying away from bigger, more expensive items like furniture and bed sheets. They were building an organization on price leadership and they were able to do so with fewer and more strategically placed stores that were based in average middle income household neighborhoods, whereas Kmart started in the most populated urban neighborhoods in as more and more families began moving to the suburbs, Kmart was left with more stores than customers. Kmart went to sleep. Kmart rested on its laurels, Kmart was so taken with this success that it's failed to view that there was competition coming up behind it. They were dismissive. They paid little attention. Whereas Walmart was assiduously focused on locating its stores in the most attractive location in the marketplace Kmart stuff with their original real estate footprint and many of their stores migrated from the right sides of the long side of town as populations shifted in communities. And retail focus shifted geographically. On the other hand, target was starting to embrace a more stylish vibe, catering to the fashion conscious demographic that cared about prices, but placed a bit more emphasis on overall aesthetics, so having strong design appeal within the stores and on their products was important. It wasn't long before Kmart was pushed out of both of these categories by trying to appeal to everyone they ended up losing out to more specialized companies with carefully tailored strategies. As the saying goes, Jack of all trades, Master of None. Then came some bad investments instead of investing in its stores and its processes, it instead meets some critical mistakes. Around the 1990s, while Kmart was trying to diversify itself, he began buying up retail chains and it did so with the profits in need and the cash it had on hand. These acquisitions of companies didn't necessarily align with the brand, including the bookstore borders, sporting goods store, sports authority, and home improvement retailer builders square. One thing all three have in common, they don't exist anymore. They had a substantial amount of free cash flow and they felt as if diversification was the most correct strategy for them for the future. Up until very recently, Walmart and target have not engaged in any of that. They've reinvested the success of their business in their business. So Kmart let their stores become increasingly shabby and threadbare and they're real estate portfolio, which had been brilliantly created, increasingly outmoded. And directed their financial capacity toward acquiring sporting goods change, bookstore chain, a whole host of other businesses. Which was much to do about nothing. It was an attempt to hand it to the streets. Need for the Kmart corporation to grow. And they were no longer able to grow their business organically. And so they thought if they could grow by acquisition, that would fit the bill. And of course, they weren't managing the home business, you know, their own business very well. And acquiring these.
"kmart" Discussed on The Great Fail
"Started over a century ago when Pennsylvania native SS kresge, a young traveling salesman, met retail store pioneer Frank Winfield woolworth. Mister woolworth and his woolworth stores were already very well known back then turning impressive profits selling nickel and dime items. So young kresge would sell to all of woolworth's 19 stores and over those two years developed a strong rapport with mister woolworth, who became like a mentor to him and helped him understand the variety store business model. Kresge caught the entrepreneurial bug and within years invested 6700 from his savings and started his very own nickel and dime store in Memphis. These stores would sell everyday items like stuff for the house, toys, clothing, kitchen items, and it would be offered at low prices, and it was so successful that he added a second store the following year by 1912 krusty had 85 locations, but what really set it over the edge was that kresge took on a more daring approach than that of woolworth during World War I, kresge experimented with his prices raising them as high as a buck, and that really catapulted his success. The company was listed on the prestigious New York Stock Exchange, and by 1924, kresge was worth $375 million, owning real estate for many of his stores, which at one time was as many as 600 across the nation. He went on to retire a year later and was succeeded by Harry Cunningham, who opened what was considered the first official Kmart store in San Fernando, California in 1962. It was supposed to be another kresky store, but for whatever reason, very late in the planning process, it was then named Kmart with the K presumably standing for kresge. And some consider this to be where the keyboard story really began in this 27,000 ft² store. Kmart was the first mover in the national discount retailer channel. They were originally kresge company, which was more or less a World War slash 5 and Tencent retailer. And they created a format called Kmart, which offered a broad array of apparel and consumables and accessories. And some hard lines in a largely suburban format. That smart Cohen, he's a professor at the Columbia University's graduate school of business teaching retail leadership and fundamentals. He's had over 20 years experience as president chairman and CEO. Most notably chairman and CEO of Sears Canada. So as professor Cohen puts it, Kmart had first mover advantage and as such, they were so popular that its doors continued to multiply through the 70s and 80s, opening its 2000th store by 1981 and.
"kmart" Discussed on The Great Fail
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"kmart" Discussed on KOMO
"By 2030 Ryan Harris northwest news radio For what it's worth I'm sherry Preston It was a chain and a slogan so iconic and even made it into movies like Betelgeuse But now just sad This used to be a real part of America Americana And it's going away Matt let's stick he has written several books on the history of retail stores as another Kmart is set to close this week and avenel New Jersey After that there will be just three left This is dotted the American landscape over the years They still dock the American landscape but is carcasses as closed carcasses Marco and his director of retail studies at Columbia business school Kmart is a victim of serial incompetence with regard to its historical leadership Ted a variety of folks running the business who were either not paying much attention to competition or attempting to do things which frankly resulted in the ultimate train wreck which is bankruptcy For what it's worth Sherry Preston ABC News Northwest news radio traffic from the dubin law group traffic center We have a new medical emergency in Seattle on third avenue at yesler way there are multiple emergency crews there on the scene to use caution approaching that area still watching in the Renton area fire and police activity southbound on southeast one 71st way there between one 40th avenue southeast and southeast one 76th street so use caution through that area and if you're headed over the mountain passes right now so Kwame Stevens in even blew it and white passes all have traction tires advised Our next northwest traffic at 8 34 The northwest news radio forecast from the 1530 mortgage dot com weathers center Tonight mostly cloudy slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain showers late overnight lows upper 30s tomorrow chance of rain showers until late afternoon slight chance thunderstorms in the afternoon.
"kmart" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Short week began on Wall Street with a steep sell off as investors await the government's march retail inflation report tomorrow The now industrials tumbled 413 the S&P slid 76 the NASDAQ dropped two 99 What is Elon Musk up to in a surprise move must rejected Twitter's offer of a board seat after he bought a 9% stake That means he's no longer bound by an agreement to limit his ownership or his role in Twitter's management Intel has cut the ribbon on a $3 billion extension of an Oregon factory called D one X its latest step toward regaining industry leadership The project enables Intel to better develop multiple manufacturing methods at the same time Back in the day there were over 2000 Kmart stores after Saturday there will be three after a New Jersey store closes for good analysts say Kmart failed to keep up with Walmart and target Larry kofsky Bloomberg radio And JIT makes innovation happen It also makes entrepreneurs like Anya o'dwyer founder of innovate a tech driven civil engineering and construction management firm Anya says and JIT is defining the future Extremely important as a hub of disciplines all in one space with all of these brilliant minds NGOs wrong is huge when it comes to defining the future and power from an interdisciplinary point of view They have it all there whether it's the innovation hub the makerspace and we're writing creating bash collaboration between the disciplines and you have civil engineers speaking to programmers speaking to electrical engineers And together they're creating advancements that we wouldn't have been able to do without those three minds coming together and solving a problem as one rather than solving it in isolation And JIT New Jersey institute of technology Learn more at nj IT dot EDU You see the value in worldwide market news The push for a global minimum corporate tax rate is still alive and well and you want it first The Labor Department has sent an emergency regulation to The White House So do we Bond yields around the world are tumbling Bloomberg.
Once a retail giant, Kmart down to 3 stores after NJ closing
"Once once once once a a a a retail retail retail retail giant giant giant giant Kmart Kmart Kmart Kmart will will will will shortly shortly shortly shortly be be be be down down down down to to to to three three three three stores stores stores stores after after after after the the the the one one one one in in in in Avenel Avenel Avenel Avenel New New New New Jersey Jersey Jersey Jersey closes closes closes closes this this this this week week week week it's it's it's it's the the the the home home home home of of of of the the the the faded faded faded faded floor floor floor floor tiles tiles tiles tiles a a a a beige beige beige beige on on on on beige beige beige beige color color color color scheme scheme scheme scheme the the the the store store store store that that that that sells sells sells sells toddler's toddler's toddler's toddler's clothes clothes clothes clothes refrigerators refrigerators refrigerators refrigerators and and and and everything everything everything everything in in in in between between between between this this this used used used to to to be be be a a a real real real part part part of of of America America America Michael Michael Michael Lisicki Lisicki Lisicki writes writes writes about about about retail retail retail history history history everybody everybody everybody went went went to to to Kmart Kmart Kmart whether whether whether you you you liked liked liked it it it or or or not not not they they they had had had everything everything everything Kmart's Kmart's Kmart's decline decline decline is is is really really really slow slow slow but but but steady steady steady brought brought brought about about about by by by years years years of of of falling falling falling sales sales sales changes changes changes in in in shopping shopping shopping habits habits habits and and and the the the looming looming looming shadow shadow shadow of of of Walmart Walmart Walmart Marco Marco Marco went went went at at at Columbia Columbia Columbia business business business school school school blames blames blames leadership leadership leadership of of of variety variety variety of of of folks folks folks running running running the the the business business business who who who were were were either either either not not not paying paying paying much much much attention attention attention to to to competition competition competition or or or attempting attempting attempting to to to do do do things things things which which which frankly frankly frankly resulted resulted resulted in in in the the the ultimate ultimate ultimate train train train wreck wreck wreck Jersey Jersey Jersey still still still as as as another another another Kmart Kmart Kmart the the the other other other tour tour tour in in in Miami Miami Miami in in in the the the Hamptons Hamptons Hamptons I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker
Bucks Put Heat on Brink, Win 113-84 for 3-0 Series Lead
"Khris Middleton scored twenty two points and drew out a in the honest intent to Kubo each had double doubles as the box rolled to a one thirteen eighty four victory over the heat holiday finished with nineteen points and twelve assists and ten to Kubo added seventeen points and seventeen rebounds set the tone early in the game we know how to put in this game was you know Kmart you will give you guys a fraud will rebound the ball we just we just represented some basically brook Lopez chipped in thirteen points for the box who have won their last two games by a combined sixty three points Jimmy Butler scored nineteen points and bam Adebayo had seventeen for the heat Miami will try to avoid elimination when host game four on Saturday I'm the ferry
Morsell scores 19 as Maryland upsets No. 12 Illinois 66-63
"There are more self scored nineteen points and Dante Scott added sixteen for Maryland in a sixty six sixty three upset of twelve ranked Illinois coach mark Turgeon's team allowed just two points over the final four plus minutes and went ahead for good and he Kmart's three pointer with four oh eight remaining the Terps to drop three straight Big Ten Conference games and one without point guard Eric Ayala due to a groin injury and we constructed twelve points as the Terps improved to two one five in the conference I dissimilar scored twenty three points for the ninety four Illini while Kofi Cochran added twenty one with ten rebounds I'm Dave Ferrie
"kmart" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
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The Cider-Sipping, Mitten-Wearing Guide To 2020 Holiday Movies
"Guys it's my d-. I work with amy on the bobby bones show. I'm a head writer and producer over there and also have a podcast in my own called movie. Mike's movie podcast or all. I do is talk about movies. I explore movie topics. i do. Movie reviews and sometimes bring on actors and directors to talk about their movies. So what i wanted to bring to. This episode is my holiday watching movie guide so i have five different categories with five different movies. You can add to your watching playlists. I know it's only november. But i feel like we've pretty much gone straight into christmas holiday mode right now so these are some great movies to go ahead and put on your list in the first category. Let's go with the favorite old school classic. And i'm to have to give it to the original. Og christmas movie. A christmas story from nineteen eighty-three. It's a movie. Probably all grew up watching and at this point we can kind of just have it on in the background and it just gives us that christmas feeling. They're just so many classic moments in classic quotes from this. A christmas story also had the eighty nine percent rating on rotten tomatoes. It's not available to stream anywhere right now but if you want to rent it. It's on amazon for three ninety nine. And then if you have cable subscription service you can usually catch it on pbs or stream. It their on demand. And i feel like when it comes to having a classic. You can't go wrong with the christmas story. Only i didn't say fudge. I said the word the big one. The queen mother of dirty words dash dash dash next up. I had the category of the best modern classics. So i feel like this is a movie been around long enough but it's still relatively new and it's a movie now. That actually came out seventeen years ago. So i feel like it's so far stood the test of time and i don't really seeing any point to where this movie will not be a part of my christmas and if you haven't seen it at this point well i don't know what you're waiting for. I don't know where you've been in the movie. I'm talking about is l. It has eighty four percent rating on rotten tomatoes. It's currently not available to watch anywhere for free but you can read it on amazon for three ninety nine and if you happen to have a stars direct tv subscription you can watch it there. And the thing. I love about this movie that everybody i talked you kind of has their own favourite part of the movie. My favorite part is when buddy the elvis. I leaving to go find his dad and he's saying goodbye to everybody to hope you find your dad. Thanks in our wall. All right the next category is the unconventional christmas movie. I think every year people had a debate on what is an isn't a christmas movie. Several different movies kind of fit into this category. But one i feel that kinda gets left out in the discussion. Every year is harry potter. And the sorcerer's stone now all throughout the harry potter series. I feel like christmas is a pretty big part of it. And not only that. But i feel like christmas scenes. In harry potter are just some of the most magnificently done christmas. Any christmas movie. And i don't know why they get left out of that conversation. The bad thing about the harry potter movies is they are pretty much taken off of any kind of streaming service and you can really only rent them on amazon for three ninety nine but the first one does have eighty one percent rating on rotten tomatoes. If you haven't seen it yet. And i know overall christmas is pretty small. Part of the entire franchise. But harry potter at one point does get the visibility cloak as a christmas gift and therefore i'm dubbing get a christmas movie christmas happy christmas next category. I wanna do favorite rated r. movies. So this is christmas louise for adults so kids. If you're listening you can't watch these movies and parents. I feel like these were made for. Maybe some of us. Who don't necessarily enjoy christmas movies. And just want something to make you laugh. That just has a little bit of christmas in it. Because i know sometimes christmas movies get a little bit cheesy and my all time. Favorite rated r. christmas movie is bad. Santa it literally makes me laugh out loud. And i know it's incredibly rajini incredibly inappropriate. But i love billy bob thornton and even in the crudeness and the rudeness of this movie i do feel like it has a lot of heart and if he can get through the dirty jokes and the bad language you do find a pretty nice christmas story here and bad. Santa has a seventy eight percent rating on rotten tomatoes. And as of right now you would have to pay to ninety nine to streaming on amazon. But i know once it gets closer to christmas. It has popped up on netflix. Maybe check for it. There later was gonna make some sandwiches. I could make you one before you leave. Okay maybe some sandwiches harshest. You want the usual amount. Just whatever you think. Okay right in the last category. I want to get to is a favourite new christmas movie. And i'm gonna go with the holiday. Would you can watch now on net flicks and a little bit of a warning. It is kind of raunchy and crude. Just like the bad santa movie but if you're into movies like bridesmaids or the hangover i feel like it's kind of in that category so it's emma roberts and luke bracy who is australia and he's kind of like the kmart version of chris hemsworth and they come up with this plan to be each other's dates for only the holidays. So let's be only time they ever get together so it starts at christmas goes through all the holidays in the united states and then ends up back at christmas and if you guessed at home that they ended up developing feelings for each other throughout this plane to be each other's holiday. Will you guessed correctly but again. That doesn't spoil. The movie is basically in the trailer. And it's basically what every kind of cheesy romantic comedy. Christmas movie plot is about. But i think overall this movie just makes you kind of turn your brain off and enjoy a nice holiday movie. And isn't that what we all need right now. All right. that's your holiday movie guide if you enjoyed that segment and want to hear more about movies to check out my podcast movie. Mike's movie podcast. Just search movie mike. Wherever you're listening to this right now
34. Lets talk about save-a-dive kits and Healthways an original scuba equipment provider - burst 6
"Several months ago, I did a segment on voight. One of the original five scuba equipment manufacturers in the United States. As a reminder, those original five were decor. US, divers swim master Voi-, and health ways, and we know that void bought swim master in the early nineteen sixties. Today. I want to continue the discussion on these original five with a look at health ways. My research took me on some interesting twists and turns. A relay what I pieced together. But I'll caution. The things might not been. Things may have been a little bit different than what I present here. First. Let's talk about the founder of health ways. That was Richard Klein. Richard was born in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six in Maine. And he enlisted in the marine. Corps at the age of fourteen. Back then I guess you could get away with lying about your age. While he was in the Marines Richard studied calisthenics in bodybuilding. and. When he was discharged, he ended up in Atlantic city acting as a strong man. That's when he was discovered by a paramount pictures executive who brought him out west to the paramount studios where his job was to make. The movie stars Look Fit. While in his job, at Paramount Richard Started, a company called health ways. Hollywood and Nur tagline was America's way to health. The company had a wider range of fitness equipment and early nine thousand nine hundred fifties. They had water sports. Department that included things like Basques spear guns. And Fins and they called the Finns Webbie's. In one thousand, nine, hundred fifty four health ways obtain distribution rights to the LG. Declare regulator. If you WANNA learn more about LG Arpan. There's a great article in one of the old journal of diving histories by I'd liberal shelf. You can go and do some research on that. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, six, Richard Hired, Richard, E. Dick Anderson to establish a scuba equipment department. Diver Dick Anderson is interesting, Pioneer and scuba, and I'll probably have to do a podcast just on his accomplishments. They're pretty extensive. Diver. Dick also brings on Sam Lecoq to help him design house ways own regulator. They introduce their double hose regulator and name Scuba. I guess the copyrighted the name. Scuba I read somewhere that because of this copyright. US divers had to go with the term aqualung. The scuba regulator was produced between nineteen, Fifty, seven and nineteen fifty-nine. During this time both Dick Anderson and Sam la coke had left health ways. Sam Start at sports ways another manufacturer and produced a regulator that he called water lung. The water long. Caused some litigation with US divers because they were using the term aqualung. Don't know how that turned out. By one, thousand, nine, hundred, Fifty, eight Dick Anderson rejoined health ways, and he was the chief engineer of research. By nineteen sixty, the company was producing a new model called Scuba Deluxe. Health wise also developed scuba. Pack Harness. The Scuba Star Scuba air in something called the snark. Air SORTA like a snorkel with a pony bottle on it. By nine, hundred, sixty two. It looked like the company was developing a line for professionals called scuba pro. Well Richard Klein hired Bonin and Gustav Delay To head. Up this line. But. Unfortunately health ways went into bankruptcy on December nineteen, sixty two. And you'll find Dick Bonin and Gustav Della Vella Bought Scuba Pro for one dollar. And started what we now know today as scuba pro. But wait, there's more. And this is where things get a little hard to reconcile. Richard Klein unfortunately died in nineteen, sixty three. But health wage did not. According to Alec Pearce on one of these youtube videos, health ways continue to make regulators for scuba pro. I tried to find out more about the bankruptcy, and it took me to a document from the Small Business Investment Company Program from August one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty three. Near as an entry that shows health ways of having sales of two point, nine million dollars with ninety six employees and a prophet of twenty, one thousand eight hundred dollars. It looks like they got some investment money and statement said they were on the road to profitability and operating in the black. Somewhere along the way health ways was acquired by elden industries in Los Angeles. From what I gather Eldin was a may have been a toy company, and it's really hard to find out information about them. In any event, the last thing I could trace was nineteen seventy-one Scuba Cadillac from health ways that showed it as being a subsidiary of elden. I also read along the way that they sold scuba equipment to sears Kmart nine, thousand, nine hundred seventy S. I wasn't able to actually nail down when health ended. So my journey to find out more about one of these original five US scuba manufacturers provided some fascinating twists and turns and Lake Oj all journeys I passed a few interesting side roads. Some I went down. And others yet to be explored. Hope. You enjoy this look at health ways.
"kmart" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
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Viral hit: the costs of Chinas lockdown
"The corona virus continues to spread around the world and has now been found in every mainland province. China infections have been found in at least fifteen eighteen other countries in all. They're already more cases than there. Were in the two thousand. Two outbreak of the related SARS virus international responses are wrapping up this morning. Russia's prime minister said the country would be closing its border with China authorities in Australia and Britain have quarantined returning travellers to British Airways and other airlines have canceled flights altogether into and out of China. Today the World Health Organization will meet to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a global health. Emergency in any case. It's certainly a national one. So I am in China We have had thirty eight more deaths today So we're now two hundred seventy the dead. David Rennie is our Beijing bureau chief and has been visiting villages on the edge of WHO bay the province. which is the epicenter of the outbreak? We have seven thousand dozens seven hundred cases worldwide which almost all of them are here in China they are also being found now. In more than a dozen countries mostly people people traveling from China while sick and turning up in those countries we have evacuation flights going on. We've had the French due to leave today. The Americans left recently recently the Japanese. There's a problem with the fight for British nationals in the epicenter city of Wuhan where the Chinese are playing very hardball as far as we can telling if say the wife of a British businessman also has a Chinese nationality with a child has both nationals. Not letting them leave. Because China in some ways seems to feel he is one of the artery evacuating foreigners as if they can't be trusted to look after them and so the the entire province of who bay is essentially on lockdown. What does is that actually look like on the ground? It's very strange. This is kind of the Chinese Christmas. It's still lunar New Year Villages should be full of people back home from the cities to see their families. I should kids everywhere because school is out. But it's supposed to be a ghost town as you start driving even to ask down away from the WHO bay border. Each village on the roads down has has blocked the entrances with kind of pause model concrete. Pipes there are people guarding villages. Telling people to stay out when you get close to the border there. Police checkpoints are medics six in protection. Suits mosques goggles taking. Everyone's temperature and that's a pretty tense. Because if you're running a fever any reason at all then you could be stuck in two weeks according to you in the nearest Chinese hospital and so how are the people in those border areas dealing with it. How are they feeling about this? Strange situation well. Although from the outside this kind of massive quarantine which is now basically trapped tens of millions of Chinese people in their own homes from the outside that looks draconian and slightly scary strangely. Strange when you're on the ground actually the idea that they can do something anything to keep themselves safe by shutting foreigners out of the village or keeping their kids locked up inside is almost a source of comfort Kmart so one of the strangest place I went was the very last village are before you get the WHO bay border. It's a pretty scruffy village. It's just off the laws motorway exit and they have about two hundred people who have come home for Spring Festival from the city of Wuhan. Outbreak is at its most intense and so they have all been placed on lockdown at home. There are signs in the street saying they may not go out. They can't see relatives. They can't visit friends. I met about Mr Deng. He's a farmer a wheat farmer Vondra show in town and he has two little grandkids and they were kind of peeking their heads out of the front door of his scruffy farmhouse. But he would not let them on the street even though they should be out playing because it's the biggest holiday of the year and he said that you know of course fools. Everyone is worried because from that place you can even into Hubay so the idea is just across the horizon. Has everyone very image. So it's only in an authoritarian country like Mike Chinaware. That kind of lockdown can be done but I mean by the way you described it. It sounds as if it's working with the public. It has the kind of caution that is the suits this situation. So it's It gives people comfort. So He's supposed to the party secretary of the Village Way g he writes the border. The borough who you know. He has the comfort of of paperwork. which if you're a bureaucrat is is what you want? So he has been gene quarantining everyone in the village who came from the city of Wuhan. They're having the temperature taken twice a day. They reported that back up. The next level of government. There's notices. He's on every shop front telling people don't go out. Don't see strangers keep outside as a way so that is the comfort and there's a medical reason that if you stop what people having lots of contact you avoid big crowds that can at least delay the peak of an epidemic which gives you know the people developing vaccines somewhere in a laboratory far away a bit more time but I think you will see outside. Experts say this kind of really blunderbuss lock. Everyone in the whole area in their houses. Approach isn't isn't how you basically stop these things that actually in richer western countries the approach is much more targeted. You literally try and find the people who are infected and then you have these disease disease detectives who try and track everyone that they have met and that is how you stop an infection. That problem with is really tra- coenen approaches. That you frightened people who who might not want to get put an clinic. You flight frighten them and they go into hiding in one of the big promises announced this shutdown says you've ruined city eleven million people but then there was a bit of a delay and so perhaps a million people just disappeared between the announcement and the lockdown. And that's not what you want and so all told how. How prepared would you say the Chinese authorities were for this et relative to for instance the the SARS outbreak in two thousand two? So that's a very low all because back in two thousand to two thousand three when we had this other new virus saws. China spent several months just basically lying through its teeth and denying that this was a problem at all and that led to really hundreds of avoidable. Deaths it was a really disgraceful time. When you had doctors tried to tell the truth getting punished getting getting silenced? China clearly is trying to behave very differently. This time. They've identified the virus they are dealing with the international health organizations like the. Who but there are still question marks about why it took several weeks for the authorities in the main epicentres Wuhan to admit that there was human to human transmission mission. There was a real shortage of testing kits so I think that the verdict is still out on whether China should be praised or criticized for where is handling as well either way the the effect of essentially shutting down entire cities provinces scaring people into their homes even far from the epicenter. That's got ought to have huge effects on on the economy. Certainly the numbers are really really dramatic. I mean basically I mean this is for example. You can go buy sector-by-sector all all major. Tourist sites are closed at the busiest time of the year. This should be the biggest time of the year. For box office takings in cinemas eleven thousand cinemas in China are closed should be a time for massive sporting events. I mean it's like Thanksgiving or Christmas in America. That's this time of year everything's closed and so you're seeing economic predictions that the next GP numbers could see two percent. Growth is one of the numbers. We've seen thrown out there now. We haven't seen two percent growth in China since at the time of chairman mouse. You know they've been doing six seven percent growth in recent times so that'd be an extraordinary hit. Now that all depends really does of does. Does this knock. You know the the global economy six. It really depends how long this outbreak loss so remember that outbreak of Saws Two thousand to two thousand and three which killed nearly eight hundred people. People there was a very very shop. Hit the China's economy but it bounced back because it didn't last that long and then there was a lot of delayed spending and and on a consumption kicked back up this time round of the Chinese economy is a huge amount. Bigger this time round Chinese consumers Chinese tourists wrists a much more important. factor in global economic growth. So there's a lot of people who if China just disappears from global global economic growth this year people in a lot of countries against take a
Should I use a free podcast host
"It's been a few days since my last episode and really glad to be back here this is a topic this really near and. Dear to my heart because I remember what it's like to be s starting podcast or yes it's been six years. Now it's been a while but I remember what that was like and I remember that there were a lot of decisions to make. There were a lot of things to consider and even though when I started, I had somebody kind of guiding my path. If you will one of those decisions that I kinda struggled with was media hosting, how much I was willing to pay for podcast hosting because like many other starting podcasters I was on a budget I had a limited amount of money to spend, and so I was making decisions based on. I perceived to be value for money. So how much upload could I get for? How much I was willing to spend because most of the media host at that time you paid for a certain amount per month of upload or you paid for bandwith repaid for something and so it was kind of doing that math and it was a hard decision. So I'm going to share my thoughts with you today with the your starting podcast or or an experienced podcast I'm. Hoping that there's GonNa be something here for you today for the starting podcast. I'm hoping that this will bring a little bit of clarity to the decision making process and for those of us that have been around for a while maybe some of the way that I think about this will help you as you try to communicate these kinds of things to other people. Now I don't for a minute suppose that I have all of the answers so if you have any. Additional commentary I'd love to hear that you can have that in the comments on this episode I'd love to hear from you as I told you in the Intro I do believe that you should pay for your podcast hosting for your media hosting. Yes I remembered. What's like I? Remember sitting down with a limited amount of money thinking okay. Should I go with Lipson her blueberry? Each one gives me this much and ended up making a call based on one recommendation. and to how much I could get from my money how much upload I could get my money but I think that I was thinking about it a little bit incorrectly because I was kind of viewing it as a commodity kind of the idea that well, all media Sir essentially the same. So just pick the one that you like and on one level. That's that's okay. It is a bit of a commodity however I would also say and I would even argue that. You're media hosting and your RSS feed are the two most important technological aspects of your show that you can own. Yes. The software, the issues to produce matters, your websites, matter your skills as a host and as a producer matter, the the podcast apps that people listened through those matter although you don't actually own those but none of that stuff matters if you don't have a way. To get your show to your audience and that's what the media hosting in the RSS feed are in my mind at work in supply chain for my day job I worked for a large pet food company, and so I I tend to think of things like that. So I'm going to kind of share my thoughts based on how a supply chain works. So if you think about the Process of producing your show. I would think of that lake manufacturing you take all the raw materials you take all of the different ingredients who mix them together you apply some kind of technology in some kind of process and you create your product your show you've got that shiny new show that you want to get out there and you have an audience, you have consumers or customers. Or people out there who are looking for the kind of thing that you do, and so they go to the various places that they can get this. This might be similar to a retailer maybe Amazon or maybe Walmart or Kmart or some of Kmart Mart. Yeah. Some other store out there. So that's what they're going to get the show. It's show up sort of on the shelves if. You will for them in their favorite podcast APP but you still have to get the show that you've made from manufacturing the place that you made it to where the listeners are. GonNa. Get it to where that retailer if you will is going to be and the way that you do, that would be your distribution network you're part of that distribution network and in this model your. Media hosting the place where you actually host the files would be like warehousing. That's where you make sure that your files are available. So when somebody makes that call and they say, I, WANNA listen to this show it's available for them, and then the other thing would be the RSS feed, which is like the distribution network. So the way that you get things out there it's like your. Transportation. So if you have a show that you've made and the files aren't available somewhere for some reason whether it's because the media hosts that you chose has gone out of business or they've had some kind of interruption or something people can't get that. Similarly the RSS feed the thing that makes it available in their favorite podcast APP even if the files are there if there's something. Wrong with that feed, then they're also not going to get your show. So in my mind in terms of technology, the place you keep your files and the way that you get it to people's favorite podcast apps are the most important things that you can have. People can change. APPs they do it all the time. In fact I did it I used to use an APP called downcast. Like overcast I'm trying out Castro in new APPs a lot of the time because I like to check out the new stuff and Kinda stay up on that people can switch that all the time and they can take your show with them. You can change the way that you make your show, but unless you can't produce your show at all, you have the ability to make it available. But if something goes wrong with the way that you're holding the files that are done and the way to get it out to people, your listeners are sunk. They're not going to get it
Should I use a free podcast host?
"It's then a few days since my last episode and I'm really glad to be back here. This is a topic this really near and dear to my heart because I remember what it's like to. CBS starting podcast. or It's been six years now. It's been a while but I remember what that was like and I remember that there were a lot of decisions to make. There were a lot of of things to consider and even though when I started. I had somebody kind of guiding my path. If you will one of those decisions that I kind of struggled with was media hosting how much I was willing to pay for podcast hosting because like many other starting podcasters. I was on a budget. I had a limited amount of money to spend and so I was making decisions based on what I perceived to be value for money. So how much upload could I get for how much I was willing to spend. Because most of the media a host at that time you paid for a certain amount per month of upload or you paid for bandwith repaid for something and so it was kind of doing that math and it was a hard decision. So I'm going to share my thoughts with you today with the your starting podcast or or an experienced. podcast I'm hoping that there's GonNa be something here for you today for the starting podcast. I'm hoping that this will bring a a little bit of clarity to the decision making process and for those of us that have been around for a while. Maybe some of the way that I think about this will help you as you try to communicate these kinds of do things to other people now. I don't for a minute. Suppose that I have all of the answers so if you have any additional commentary. I'd love to hear that you can have that in the comments on this episode. I'd love to hear from you as I told you in the intro. I do believe that you should pay for your podcast hosting for your media hosting yes. I remembered what's like I remember for sitting down with a limited amount of money thinking. Okay should I go with lips and her blueberry each one gives me this much and ended up making a call based on one one recommendation and to how much I could get from my money. How much upload? I could get my money but I think that I was thinking about it a little bit incorrectly because I was kind kind of viewing it as a commodity kind of the idea that well all media Oeser essentially the same so just pick the one that you like and on one level. That's that's okay it. It is a bit of a commodity I would also say and I would even argue that your media hosting and your RSS feed are the two most important technological aspects of your show that you can own yes the software that you use to produce matters your websites matter your skills. This is a host and as a producer matter the the podcast apps that people listened through those matter. Although you don't actually own those but none of that stuff matters others if you don't have a way to get your show to your audience and that's what the media hosting in the RSS feed are in my mind at work in supply chain for. Oh my day job. I worked for a large pet food company. And so I I tend to think of things like that. So I'm going to kind of share my thoughts based on how a supply chain works. So if you think about the process of producing your show I would think of that. Lake manufacturing you take all the raw materials you take all of the different ingredients who mix them together. You apply some kind if technology in some kind of process and you create your product your show. You've got that shiny new show that you want to get out there and you have an audience. You have consumers consumers or customers or people out there who are looking for the kind of thing that you do and so they go to the various places that they can get this. This might be similar to a retailer. Maybe Amazon John or maybe Walmart or Kmart or some of Kmart. Yeah some other store out there. So that's what they're going to get the show. It's GONNA show up sort of on the shelves if you will for them in in their favorite podcast APP but you still have to get the show that you've made from manufacturing the place that you made it to where the listeners. We're GONNA get it to her that retailer if you will is going to be and the way that you do that would be your distribution network. You're part of that distribution network and in this model your media hosting the place where you actually host the files would be like warehousing. That's where you make sure that your files are available so when somebody makes that call and they say I wanNA WANNA listen to this show. It's available for them and then the other thing would be the RSS feed which is like the distribution network. So the way that you get things out there it's like is your transportation so if you have a show that you've made and the files aren't available somewhere for some reason whether it's because the media hosts that you chose has gone out of business or they've had some kind of interruption or something people can't get that similarly the RSS feed the thing that makes it available in their favorite podcast APP up even if the files are there. If there's something wrong with that feed then they're also not going to get your show so in my mind in terms of technology the place you keep your files els and the way that you get it to people's favorite podcast apps are the most important things that you can have. People can change APPs they do it all the time. In fact I did it. I used to use an APP called downcast now I like overcast. I'm trying out Castro in new APPS A lot of the time because I like to check out the new stuff and Kinda stay up on that people can switch that all all the time and they can take your show with them. You can change the way that you make your show but unless you can't produce your show at all you have the ability to make it available global but if something goes wrong with the way that you're holding the files that are done and the way to get it out to people. Your listeners are sunk. They're not going to get it now. Maybe it sounds like turning into a tired old guy. I don't know maybe I am but the thing is in my mind this really matters. I think it's incredibly credibly important. Especially if you view your show as something that's valuable as an asset as something that matters to the people that are listening or that's something that matters to you. If it matters to you I think of it as an asset and I think that the way that you treat it and the way that you make it available for people really matters I really do think that. And so in most instances instances. I think that it's critically important. You've that you pay for your media hosting and for your RSS Feed. However I do think there are some instances when free makes sense so share those with you because ultimately I'm not GonNa make that decision for you? You're the person that has to choose because it's your show so when does free make sense. I think free makes sense. When you're just kicking the tires you just want to give it a whirl you wanna give it a try? I think that free makes sense. When you're making a show that you intend to be disposable a show that you don't intend to have a long run that you don't want to maintain and archive that you don't want to leave it out there? You want it to be a short run show and then you want it to go away. I think in that instance. It probably makes sense. Or if you're just testing something out you're trying it out and you think that maybe it'll turn into something but you don't have a lot of probability in that instance maybe free make sense but if your show matters to you and if your show matters to your audience in your audience matters to you I would suggest that you go with a reputable host with a track record and a service agreement that you're paying for so that you can help. Keep them in business. That's my opinion. That's what I think that you should do. I think that there are instances where free make sense but if your show matters to you and you want it to turn into something. I recommend that you go ahead and find a media hosts that you're paying for that you I believe will do the very best for you and keep your show available without interruption.
Stop Dieting to Lose Weight
"Dieting to lose weight since the early nineteen fifties. We have just been inundated with this information information to eat. Low Fat Foods. Count calories eat low calorie and dieters are always told to kind of follow this approach and it's really lacking its first of all it's lacking in key nutrients and for a lot of people it can be like a starvation plan. So how did that workout not great because again more people are overweight and obese than ever before. So I'll introduce myself in. They my co-host. My name is Kara. Harper I'm a licensed nutritionist. I have a master's degree and holistic health and I'm also a certified nutrition specialist and really excited to be here today with my co host and weight loss. Expert Nell calls. Oh expert Bird now you who are the year the testimony to nutritional weight and wellness who lost ninety pounds eight years ago. You've been able to maintain that ninety pound weight loss us by eating real food. Yes and now as you know less than ten percent of people who lose weight keep the weight off. So you're the you're the Unicorn. Yeah we were just talking right UNICORNS. That's really what you've accomplished is amazing. And and you should be very very proud of yourself and maybe even you should be written up in a weight loss book I know you're a testimonial to our company. Absolutely maybe that's good enough now. I put my energy there so yeah I don't yeah. Thank you so much for that. That phenomenal intro Boost to my my ego this morning but I don't think being featured in a weight loss book is is necessary. I just want to you know for are you within the sound of my voice inspire you to give up dieting and eat real food several times a day to lose weight. That's a different message. Then you've probably heard this time of year no more starving yourself. It is a known fact that as we get older and I am getting older older our metabolism slows down more and more every year. I also know that eating protein several times a day boosts my metabolism for a few hours so I practice eating grass fed protein several times a day to keep that fire stoked to keep my metabolism fired up. Now I think our listeners would love to know what is and one of your biggest struggles maintaining the ninety pound weight loss. So I guess it's it's one thing and we'll get into a little bit later about the weight loss. Yeah but what is what is it like with the weight maintenance phase. Yeah we were just talking about this before or the show that the biggest struggle is not to get back into that. Dieting thought pattern which you would think after eight years of losing the weight and then keeping it off that I would have broken through that and I have but really that those. Those messages are very sticky for people because low calorie and and low fat eating slowdown. My metabolism and it's really challenging. I think this time of year to not see some of the ads coming out and you you know they're they're everywhere they're on facebook. They're on TV. That say you know we have the answer. Low Fat low calorie eating. But I want to tell you before I came to nutritional weight and wellness. I had many years of dieting and with each of those diets that are being advertised. Soul readily right. Now I did lose weight but I quickly gained that weight back and even more so I would get this quick hitting saying it was always twelve pounds for me so I would immediately start to feel better. Feel like my pants are getting better And it was within a few weeks or months that I would be heavier than before so I would get that quick hitting. Hey you know this is working and what was so cruel about what it is that it would come right back on as soon as I because what what they don't tell you is that you're losing water and you're losing muscle. Aw and be so frustrating when you have that you know first little bit of success and then it starts to stop and then and you start gaining and you start gaining more than before. So how did I gain that hundred ninety to one hundred pounds is because I would go on those diets and then I would gain you know twenty pounds More than before. So you do that. You know I say fifteen times and twenty seven my twenty five years of dieting. You know that extra twenty pounds ten twenty pounds at the end of each of those Yoyo. Diets is GONNA add up. Sure sure and and also we know just bio uh-huh chemically With all the training nutrition training that we've had that that really impairs metabolism kind of that the ups and downs the spikes and the losses awesome. Yeah right yes very very frustrating. Now how old were you when you first started dieting and then I mean you might have already answered this in your her in the last segment but did you lose any way like the very first time that you started dieting. Yeah and it was because I was twelve I could have done just about anything anything and and lost weight but that was the first year I went to weight watchers. I had to be I had to be Sponsored by somebody because I I was so young so my mom took me. I was desperate. I was coming into my eighth grade year and I was the Chubby kid so depressed and I did ED lose weight But I had a miserable summer and I actually just just recalled the story of being there used to be a kmart in Burnsville and we were my mom and I were walking into the Kmart and I had been you know really existing on Tuna with no Mayo just just plain tuna And Lettuce and really starving myself. I took it too far and I hated K.. Mart parking lot so talk about biochemical damage. I was really young long and I was. I was really taking that low calorie low fat message so dry tuna basically with dry lettuce And I was depriving myself. And then I that's where it began really so then you do that long enough and then you start to rebel. Your body starts to rebel and I gained all the way back. I started eating eating eating eating and really couldn't stop so for those reasons. I WANNA share with you. What I didn't know? Aw then which was the important biochemical fact that we teach in our nutrition for weight loss series which I am one of the teachers when you go on a low calorie salary low fat diet. It creates a stress response in your body. I mean think about that. I'm walking along and I drop over twelve thirteen the sad sad story and probably quite common still to this day. I would hope it wouldn't be but it's it's probably very common instill but really my body was telling me I don't have enough here to go on. Because of that stress response. The adrenal glands were releasing the hormone cortisol and that excess cortisol creates more insulin resistant. So that's what started all that insulin resistance in my body which which then you know initially lead to weight loss but then started showing up as belly. Fat so personally I don't want to create create that Cortisol response so now. I eat every two to three hours. And I'm not eating dry tuna on driverless. I know what I skip a meal or snack I gain weight because that court is all that when my blood sugars getting too low that cortisol response is going to help me to gain weight. Wait which is especially around the mid section eight that belly fat. Yeah and you would I think a lot of our longtime listeners have heard the term insulin salon resistance. Yeah we won't go into deep of a dive with that but insulin resistance just means that it's harder for your body to get the glucose into the cells out of the bloodstream and into the cells. So you're just more likely to gain weight to store fat. It's more difficult to lose weight. Yeah we have this great visual in one of the classes of your cells and there's locks padlocks all over the cells rights rate so if you think about it you're you're locking yourself cells. Those in nothing really gets in or out. That's you know making that happen. So essentially what was a lightbulb moment for me as when I was on these diets. It's my cells. Were locked up in that glucose that I was getting from my diet could not be used for energy. So he'll low energy. I felt you know fainting. Okay so he hit me of low energy right right
"kmart" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Macy's we're not talking Sears holdings in an N. Kmart here we're talking Macy's all these retailers have been obliterated why the world changed online change the world so we must recognize from boulder bear markets massive change happens and some of the greatest boxer of the prior bull market get destroyed in the bear market there have been studies done on average past growth leaders will drop seventy percent we are not making that number up how can that be Gary how could these big leaders crops seventy percent it's simple because in the bull market they were big leaders and greatness only last so long and this companies grow bigger and bigger something always eventually happen growth slopes and when growth slows the box close and tops in the market recognize it and since the box was so over loaded over love they were also over leveraged so that margin asked to come off and all that's left to do is now so these people just telling you think long term fine but you better think long term with things that continue to work long term because you never know hi your host if somebody told me in two thousand and six that by two thousand and nine Merrill Lynch and lean men and country wind at Wachovia and Bear Stearns would be gone I would all laughed in their face so you need to know the and not listen to people listen top price next the rules completely change in bull and bear markets in full market things are forgiven valuations can go nuts companies with ten million in revenues can trade at five billion dollar market cap fake meat companies with two hundred million in sales can have fifteen billion dollar market caps and they lose money bull markets are about to read and froth and speculation bull markets very often have valuations thrown out the window and all it's about it's people buying at any price in any valuation just in hopes that somebody's going to pay a higher price for this fall and yes we can spend up to a few hundred hours with examples on the bear markets are the exact opposite what bull markets are about green frothy speculation bear markets our on fear and the continued building up of fear and because of that fear the curtains will come down on valuation.
Shorter shopping season means a more intense scramble
"What's everybody buying new fridge new stove new microwave a new dishwasher basically the whole kitchen Tories ago rule book a coat yeah miss some good deals there he's in New York City the guy re doing is kitchen is in suburban Detroit where he talked to WXYZ TV they started shopping early thanksgiving day actually going to stores but do you really want to go to a store and I don't do any Black Friday shopping at all I rather do it online and and really I don't know if the deals are that alleged anyway make any difference because the prices are usually about the same those shoppers were at a Kmart in New York I read a fall les
Black Friday starts early for some shoppers
"Black Friday starts early for some shoppers who are hitting up stores that are open on thanksgiving the sign on the door of this Kmart in Manhattan reads door busters the jazz Taylor left empty handed because the deals but no one's coming to get them but I guess I don't know no one's interested today the rather be carving Turkey but Daniel Colton ski who usually works on thanksgiving stocked up for Christmas stories ago role but got a cold yeah missing the desert hattrick bowl check says he was just here to get something his wife needed for thanksgiving not to do Black Friday shopping I'd rather do it online and and really I don't know if the deals are that legit anyway Julie Walker New York
Sears and Kmart store closings
"On Sears and Kmart are closing another ninety six stores renewing doubts about the long term future of the department store the move will bring the number of Sears and Kmart locations down to one hundred eighty two the announcement shows that Sears is still weathering as consumers move on from the
"kmart" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"At the Kmart in bill Recca good morning Chris good morning David this is one of four locations among those two former massive retailers that will be closing down Kmart's here on Boston road in bill Ritter as well on main street and act in Sears locations that will be getting the acts are located on commercial road in Leominster and on south for street in Auburn this all part of a massive losing by the parent company which is transform co which said that they have faced difficult to retail challenges over the last years since acquiring the companies and filing for bankruptcy they said it was a difficult but necessary decision and in fact they're closing at ninety six stores nationwide fifty one Sears locations forty five Kmart locations this part of a larger picture of the two retailers that over the last fifteen years of lost thirty five hundred stores in more than a quarter of a million jobs this is expected to lead to at least two hundred and fifty layoffs and starting on December second there will be a fire sale going out of business sales at all these locations there are four more stores with in New England that also have had their number is called that is the hooks it K. Mart and the Salem Kmart Sears locations on Daniel Webster highway in Nashua as well in Concord live in bill Recca Chris fama WBZ Boston's news radio the Essex County DA says his hands are tied because of rulings by the state's highest court in unrelated cases an accused child rapist will get the chance to get out of jail Christopher Prue of marble had has been held without bail for a year and a half as he awaits trial on child sexual assault charges D. A. Jonathan Blodgett says pro will be released on fifteen thousand dollars cash bail when he meets certain conditions pro is charged with one count of rape of a child and fourteen counts of indecent assault and battery funeral services in Mexico yesterday for some of the victims of Monday's massacre that left nine women and children dad CBS's Adrian bard is in Mexico and as well as national correspondent Tom yamas he attended services yesterday he came by the hundreds to more than watched in silence as the coffins came out forty three year old daughter ray Lankford three eleven year old son Trevor and two.
Woodstock Film Fest celebrates 20th anniversary Oct. 2-6
"We're talking with Mira blasting she is the co founder and executive director of the Woodstock Film Festival which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year what is more premier sigil conflicting we actually have a tie a lot of from years there's a film called not not chance which is a tiny film that was there's this really great band called with this Kmart and then we'll know if you've heard that ever yeah the fabulous so this is a film to document the recording of their album that and the newest album and then it's going to be followed this is the world premiere and that's going to be followed by a live performance of the words of course because it's what's that. so that's that's going to be really great there's the phone the present Perez is starring in inside the rain it is made by by Paul R. young man and also starring him as a bi polar it young individual who's trying to follow his vision and his art by actually trying to make a film in the meantime we also have this whole thing about the licensee of that when he falls in love and was if there is is the therapist who's just trying to keep him balance that's what the whole thing and I you have to see if he's doing a good job of that tonight. but there's a lot of fun. we we have we have this the condor and eagle which is a very environmental documentary because it's really it's it's it's it's that takes you from the woods of Canada all the way to deepen the Amazons out of four different try believe there is who are traveling together and blending the plea is the experience that the what happens of the Amazons and by the way talking about the Amazons there's another phone if we premiering called maxima and that is that's another tiny film that I think is actually so big in terms of its heart it is about this little Peruvian woman the whole lives somewhere in the Perot right there were the biggest of the second biggest I think gold mine is and a you. Erica and gold mining conglomerate ETS. get her out of her own home and the film depicts hair certainly her story as she's fighting the this little David is fighting this Goliath and how she does that so things like that are sprinkled throughout the whole festival does all these jams that you can find and that that that the premier is and of course all the filmmakers are going to be there and it's gonna be
"kmart" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Time he's in the Kmart the guy that's like six four two thirty with a single center he is the all time leader in RBIs off the bench about that not that's there's no match there's no hitter Matt stairs I know Matt stairs in the hall of fame for having the biggest head I was that he met so he did a you have big had to your next bracket is the giant had thank Blaylock and like other lark Duncan Josh Brolin as a giant head to Josh Brolin also yeah Hey there you go let's scrap is that might be a six pack right there giantess said no you're doing this on a word nine just you are doing most giant your next thirty two seeds when you get the next season the kids this gigantic had the biggest had Kevin mensch is another one cal Ripken you can have a big head you could have pain in his head green toss them in a watermelon patch he don cal Ripken will be will be normal head Billy both of well I mean I'm sure I'm I'm cool with a disdainful the Redskins but they didn't have large animals I freaking hate the Redskins I'm not a large fan also that not a large man I'm glad that that guy slip with you which actor wasn't was it a Costner the moment because I think with Kevin Costner allegedly and you deserved it yeah and then magically the ballpark lost power so riken could lose a streak yeah great keeps beer C. R. Varitek's gonna get smoke budgeted is no two ways about I know once again point this out so why put a C. on his Jersey and that was like retain him you know you like a free agent like will give you a scene and he was like yeah I want to see I could also pictured being like Tito Jason's our captain now in days like finally he's put on is certainly would get that problem the captain now cheers gonna face the winner of a soccer match up a football match up I've got Diego merit Donna as a three seed Argentinian great World Cup winner nineteen eighty six pretty much what single handedly for the country he's facing Meghan repeal the succeed she's the captain of the last true I believe U. S. women's national teams and you could argue the greatest women's national teams of all time you teased hope solo in at least they know each other so there's a connection there we really need to get our women captains up because all we've got is Marvel for fictional people and ripping off for real people at least in this bracket so what you're doing here is you're trying to open people's eyes that's what the point of this one no that's what we do here mac and podcast we just open people's eyes we literally sit you down tie you up get the clothes hangers a real get out situation I was thinking more of clockwork orange that works as well because we also go dancing in the rain so if you women out there want to all women final you've got the chance for captain moreover is Meghan ripping out and if you ladies want to vote on you know who you want to make sweet sweet love to you have that option to let you down by the by you I wanna get thinking top of the bracket potential round two match up of hockey Messi a verse I've been a Bork bottom it's gonna be generous for the soccer people I got Jeter come out of that bracket because I think the hockey people are gonna split votes but maybe they'll come together and and be Jeter I don't know it's hard to hate Jeter even though I do it's hard for the general public to hate Jeter I feel like you should put Varitek in the fictional captains mac give me the.
Death Toll From Typhoon Lekima in China Rises to 30
"The authorities in China's say the death toll from a powerful storm battering the country's eastern seaboard has risen to more than forty full with the least twenty people still unaccounted full more than six million people have been affected by typhoon a Kmart since it made landfall near Shanghai on Saturday bringing heavy rain storms flash floods and landslides Chinese officials say thousands of hectares of crops as well as homes in infrastructure have been
"kmart" Discussed on WJR 760
"On ten mile and a quarter two men posing as Facebook market sellers met the man in the Kmart parking lot but instead of selling they were robbing there would be customer said I have gotten so you're giving given by your camera angle take my phone and it takes about that's a lot of the other do you get five dollars and his iPhone acts the two men took off to Detroit with Warren police in pursuit the driver the get away car crash to run Davison and mount road he was arrested but then a short while later Warren police using tracking dogs located the other suspect and arrested him one was eighteen from south field the other was nineteen and lived in more and they could be arraigned later today General Motors has unveiled a radically new corvette with a mid engine layout with the engine behind the driver the driver will have much better visibility a square shaped steering wheel will allow for a clear view of the corvette's digital dashboard it'll also have an eight speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters stick ship will be offered chief engineer and P. optics says the twenty twenty vet has state of the art every thing we were concerned that we compromise some of the key functional aspects the corvette the people long if we went mid engine but with the technology computer engineering some material sciences advances we will this time to do a better corvette that was been engine and practicality was not sacrificed very large trunk that can even hold up to workers at the golf clubs with a special performance package the new event will go from zero to sixty in under three seconds the owner of an alligator in Milford has been given a ticket after the Gators slithered into the neighbor's house and hung around in the backyard after breaking loose from a T. from a tether it never.
Yankees, Toronto And Kmart discussed on A Closer Look with Arthur Levitt
"Update it's been over a year since the Yankees have been shattered a game it came close to happening on Saturday before a judge collected his fourth head of the game an RBI single with two out of that I've but with the tying and winning runs on after judges said look void in his first game back from the injured list with a strained abdominal muscle struck out looking in Toronto came away two to one winners Jane half the tough luck loser gave up a couple of singles in the sixth at amada vino Kmart and Randall Krycek got him with a two run single and that turned out to be the difference in the game in a moment I felt pretty good about the choice for a lot of reasons which was okay cut open and so I don't think too much learn from an arms Luce said lost five in a row to the
Sears sues Lampert, claiming he looted assets and drove it into bankruptcy
"The former owners have Sears are suing the new owners ABC's, Dan WGN's. Ryan burrow reports Sears holdings which used to control Sears KMart stores until Eddie Lampert and his hedge fund purchased the failing retailer for five billion dollars in February says, its former chairman looted billions from Sears as it entered bankruptcy the complaint says it Lampard and his hedge fund hadn't taken improper and illegal actions by stripping the retailer of assets like land's end and Sears hometown outlet. The company would have had billions of dollars to pay third party, creditors Lampard and his hedge fund released a statement calling the allegations misleading or just
"kmart" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Sounds awful. He also uses a standing desk with a near infrared bulb has a single near infrared bulb near the base near the standing desk in his home office. I just flip that on. Doesn't really say. Specifically why he does that weirdo? But he just does that. Because there is some research that says that near infrared light can decrease some kinds of pain. He starts today with an ice cold bath. He also takes a whole bunch of multi vitamins vitamin he only eats one meal per weekday. He only eats dinner. This sounds like the guy has an eating disorder doesn't it? Well, what do you do the rest of the day, just hungry fast eats only dinner sometime between six thirty PM and nine PM? He has a meal of fish chicken or steak with salad. Spinach asparagus or Brussels sprouts. He has mixed berries or some dark chocolate for dessert and also drinks red wine. Sometimes. Does I feel much more focused after doing this? But that's just doesn't seem like that's enough. You know? No, it doesn't it all that. Kind of sounds like you're abusing your body because he also fast all weekend from Friday till Sunday. You won't have dinner on Friday won't have dinner or any meal on Saturday. I eat will be Sunday evening. That's an eating disorder, dude. These are the people who are supposed to be dictating how we live our see. That's just it. Sometimes I feel like you're a Centric. Because you'd think you're supposed to be who likes that. Well, he does wants to live that way. He says, it's he says it cleanses his soul. Galley? No, no. I'm not doing that. Here's another story cleansing shot up guy in Key, West, Florida. Here. Take now Key West Florida police say a guy there he bought an eight million dollar island off of key west. And now he's also accused in a scheme to steal three hundred dollars in household items. From KMart guy has money just wanted to steal from K mart. Andrew Francis Lippi was arrested on Saturday on a felony charge of grand theft. He was released from jail on Sunday. Miami Herald is reporting that he bought Thompson island which had been the home to the family of Edward B night philanthropist. He also owns the real world house in key west. We're MTV shot the seventeenth season. He bought items including a curate coffeemaker between March thirtieth and April fifth. He returned the original boxes with other items packed inside. So we take security and then returns the box and things KMart's not gonna look inside the box. Levy said the theft allegation is complicated. And I'd rather not talk about it. You're just doing that. For the thrill of your life is not complete just being super Uber wealthy. I guess not you buying island for eight million dollars. And then you steal three hundred dollars. That's crazy to me. Do you want your grandkids to learn cursive? Something think is valuable which craft it's witchcraft it seems that way now. Like why it's forbidden way to right? Who does this people there who writes in cursive right now? Yeah. I know in cursive. My my mom writes does she if you I don't handwrite all that often. I don't remember the last time I wrote. I don't know if I even remember how besides my name see when I take notes really fast. I go back and forth from cursive to to block letter. I just I just get distracted or bored writing one way. So if you see a note, I I mean, sometimes I think there is one time when I was covering a city council meeting and somebody looked over my shoulder and saw my notes you write like, a serial killer. Sometimes sometimes some words are easier to write in cursive, you know, over the course of a year. How many times you actually sit down and longhand writes something never I mean, especially not since I since I've been a reporter asked this yesterday. Because I don't know what the answer is. Are they still teaching cursive still people there are people some of the old school or people who insist that you schools the curriculum now. I don't know. Yeah. I think so. Impractical. Yeah. Type something to somebody tech something to somebody where you're typing again again handwriting. Don't do it. Fourteen states still require kids to learn it, even though no one writes checks or letters anymore auto pay and texting now, but there are benefits. Studies have shown that kids develop their motor skills better. When they learn how to write in cursive and writing things down also reinforces what you just learned. So new survey three thousand adults if writing in cursive is still valuable to have over half said, yes. Sixty three percent say it's still skills is really for. What that's I mean. What are you doing with it? If it's valuable will how are we valuating it for what? I don't know what the answer is. So you can read old writing I suppose maybe it grandma's stack of letters. She wrote to grandpa during the war that I can dice decipher now at that. But that's nice to be that stuff, I suppose. Yes, why why what stops me for reading it? I just can't write it. Well, if you don't know what the characters. You have a valid point is just seems to me a silly thing. I don't know. But again, I grew up in. I learned how to do it. It was a big deal. When you started for me to do all the letters do the small in the large in, you know, terrible. Aided busy was the worst one. I still don't think I can do is the right now cursing, oh, I know. I can't. You can barely writing like barrel. Illiterate for the most. I don't think you're literate. Gosh, dang it. Don't write anything. I just don't. Yeah. I've had some people ask me though, because you'll you'll write some note down or something they say, jeez was this. They're like, they don't want to say anything to you. Because they think it's something to do with your heart attacks that you have. This something like post coma and like, no duty. It's always. Drew? It's always possible when I was in the hospital, and I had the trae kin, and I couldn't talk. I was required to write everything and such terrible handwriting. People look at and go. I don't know what this would frustrate me really means what? And I couldn't talk. So that was the only way communicate. It was the same thing though. I remember putting together Friday five lists though. Yeah. Right. Bread. Clearly. Big lists. I don't know I've become fluent in in your writing style. Decipher what you got got a couple of things to get to nimrods.
Man who stole $300 from Kmart recently bought $8 million island
"Key West Florida police say a guy there he bought an eight million dollar island off of key west. And now he's also accused in a scheme to steal three hundred dollars in household items. From KMart guy has money just wanted to steal from K mart. Andrew Francis Lippi was arrested on Saturday on a felony charge of grand theft. He was released from jail on Sunday. Miami Herald is reporting that he bought Thompson island which had been the home to the family of Edward B night philanthropist. He also owns the real world house in key west. We're MTV shot the seventeenth season. He bought items including a curate coffeemaker between March thirtieth and April fifth. He returned the original boxes with other items packed inside. So we take security and then returns the box and things KMart's not gonna look inside the box. Levy said the theft allegation is complicated. And I'd rather not talk about it. You're just doing that. For the thrill of your life is not complete just being super Uber wealthy. I guess not you buying island for eight million dollars. And then you steal three hundred dollars. That's crazy
"kmart" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"That that's your channel conflict. Like can't. You live in this. I promise you this will sink in five years the delicious right now, there's good caviar and shit. You've got a time you're jumping out my personal until they get of call their bluff, scaring, you can't do that. You got to build the brand. Not call their bluff. If you have an option of what you're doing. Guys. This happens all the time. Employee's KMart lost. Even KMart was winning in nineteen Eighty-four. This has happened ready. This exactly what I told toys R us. They didn't listen it ended all guys here are here because you guys all wanna learn something build your own brand. Like saying is true. And on your niche in what you're an expert on. Getting to real life. If you need Caldwell if you mean what you have. Now, you got to figure out how to get as close to the edge as you can. And then you get slapped step back. But but you don't go there. It's it's going to end up anywhere. They're gonna fire you gonna fire you. That's that's a strong technology wins. When I call my dad's friends that own black cars invested in Uber. They laughed at me until they cried. Go go read the article by bookstores points of view of Amazon. What's the one takeaway for everyone near leaving agents? Twenty-one shits about to go down. All been. Homelike Philo starting to call people directly. They have the data now. Guys. It's over the only left is yourself and that self what's amazing about making personal brand content. Is it mainly new to pivoting into health and wellness because while you're making your puck in real estate shit? You're like fuck what else? Do I talk about? And you start talking about smoothies and for years you're actually doing what you should be doing which is on a smoothie company. It's one hundred percent. I ran.
"kmart" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"And KMart stores, the Kenmore brand and the jobs of fifty thousand employees agreement reached early Wednesday morning against two days of discussions over the bid. And the bids of liquidators an agreement would still need to be approved by US. Bankruptcy courts. Right. Burrow, ABC news. Jake Patterson's father expressing sympathy today to the Jamie, close family clause kidnapped by Jake Paterson held for nearly three months in western Wisconsin before she was able to escape he's now charged with her kidnapping and the murder of both of her parents Patrick Patterson, telling CNN that all he cares about right now is Jamie's family is hoping to give them a note during the court hearing that took place earlier this week in Barron county Jamie's grandfather telling the AP today that they are not blaming the parents for what happens as he hasn't heard of any note that may have come house speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing President Trump to reschedule his state of the union until after the government reopens right now the address is scheduled for two weeks ago from yesterday. Meanwhile, US officials confirming that there are American casualties from a suicide bombing in Syria, prompting one Senator to interrupt the Senate confirmation hearings for the attorney general judiciary, chairman Lindsey Graham interrupted day, two of the William bar confirmation hearing. To ask President Trump to re examine his Syria policy concern about the statements made that President Trump is it you set in motion enthusiasm by the enemy were fighting Senator Graham had spoken out against the president. Sudden withdrawal of US troops from Syria, disputing the president's claims that ISIS was defeated their ISIS has claimed credit for Wednesday's suicide blast. Lana Zak ABC news. The capitol backyard on the brewers have already made one big free agency splash this season. Are they done numerous catcher, yeahs Monte Grondahl? We'll make sixteen million dollars this season. Appearing today on Wisconsin's morning news asked general manager, David Stearns was done shopping will remain active throughout the remainder of the offseason. There's plenty of time left. Certainly we learned that last year where we had a flurry of activity in January. We didn't sign Wade Miley until spring training. So I imagine that the offseason will carry on again as their last year well until late February and March.
Sears to ask bankruptcy judge for approval to liquidate: sources
"Well, they filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy last year back in October. And I do believe they're facing a a judge today to try to their hanging by a thread ABC's Ryan burrow is that about right to today's a day where the folks from Sears are meeting with a bankruptcy judge. Is that correct? Yes. So there was one bid put on the table to try to save this retailer from liquidation, and it was placed by chairman Eddie Lampert. He put in a four point four billion dollar last. Second bid kind of at the deadline at the end of December. To try and save the brand. But it does not appear based on reporting close sources close to the situation that this is a sufficient bid, according to the bankruptcy proceedings, and the and the court they are going to court today. They will talk this out and see if maybe the pot or the deal has been sweetened at all, including more cash added potentially less debt wiped away as part of this bid. But all indications are right now that this is this is a long shot a hail, Mary if you will and liquidation probably isn't too far behind ABC's. Ryan burrow, joining us on the fate of Sears and KMart which Sears zones, by the way, and it pretty much seems like this is a situation where it's like an old car an old beat up car, the might be worth more for its parts. Then as a whole. Yeah. I mean, they've already sold off the craftsman brand, right? They did that in two thousand seventeen. So they are no longer the exclusive seller of craftsman that went to black and decker. They still. Got ten more. They were looking to to sell that offer about four hundred billion dollars and apparently Amazon their biggest rival right now at kinda sniffing around that. But we'll see the the idea by in Lampard's bid was to consolidate the stores bring it down to a level that would be manageable right now, they've got a footprint of about four hundred and twenty-five stores and think about that just last year they had seven hundred stores. So I mean, they've been shedding like crazy for the last couple of years and they've worked into eleven billion dollars in debts. And boy just just in that arrow op his has been a real struggle. How many employees currently work for that company? Ryan sixty eight thousand at the time of the bankruptcy filing. Now, we know since the bankruptcy filing. They've shed hundreds of more stores. So the figures probably more along the lines of about fifty thousand employees who are probably going to get some hard news. If this does go to liquidation ABC's Ryan burrow joining us. And I gotta ask you switching gears. Ryan, you're in Chicago. Ago. Are you a bears fan? I am. I am. I'm not I just want to ask at want to get your reaction. You've had a couple of days for it to settle in. And and you know, God bless Cody parkey. It's now been
"kmart" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And KMart stores falls through the Wall Street Journal says chairman Eddie Lampert is revamping his bid after Sears independent directors said Friday. It wasn't enough Wall Street wins from treading water to kind of rising tide. The Dow up ninety eight points, NASDAQ up eighty four the SNP up eighteen US China trade talks are underway this week commerce secretary Wilbur Ross predicts ideal we can live with I'm Tracy jonky. Bloomberg business on WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio a special visit today at the Perkins school for the blind. Where students got a chance to meet some of their sports heroes. WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe joins us live with that story. Good afternoon. Kim. Good afternoon. Jack hill Bruins captains, Dana chara. And teammates, Ryan DeNardo. And jacob. Bacha Carlson thrilled students here at the Perkins school when they showed up for a good old fashioned game of go ball with the kids. Now. The trio war blind Scholtz got down on their hands and knees. Getting a first hand perspective. What it's like to play sport while visually impaired chara told reporters it was harder than he thought. It would be Nettie had to rely on the sound of the ball. Instead of the side of the ball. He got a couple of goals. But also threw the ball out of down several times, he says, it was great to see the smiles on the kids faces, and I know that he and his teammates were helping to brighten up their day, the players mingle with students took a lot of pictures and signed autographs to Astro the game was over the Dana introduced himself to the kids simply as g in Watertown, Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ. Boston's NewsRadio four forty on this Monday afternoon as the partial government shutdown enters its third week concerns are growing about long security lines at US airports. Hundreds of TSA workers have reportedly been. In calling out six since Friday, some in part because the affected government employees are not getting paid during the shutdown one quarter of the federal government is being affected, including the department of homeland security and Justice the shutdown prompted by President Trump's demand for billions of dollars to help build a border wall. The president has threatened to declare a national emergency over border security and the White House has announced that the president will visit the US Mexican border on Thursday. Democratic members of the house and Senate today tour the customs and border patrol facility were an eight-year-old migrant boy died in custody last month following the tour congressman Jerry Nadler of New York was asked about the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency response. The president has no authority to usurp congressional authority of the purse, congress must appropriate funds. He cannot simply take funds. Appropriated for other purposes to build the wall because he declares the national emergency leaders of the congressional Hispanic caucus were also on that tour. They announced that a delegation has been set up to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of eight-year-old Guatemalan boy, congressman nenet baragan says congress has not received any direct answers about the two migrant children who died in border patrol custody. New York governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing lawmakers to make Roe versus Wade part of state law says otherwise he fears what the supreme court judges might do cavenaugh is going to reverse Roe v. Wade I have no doubt Gorsuch is going to reverse Roe v. Wade I have no doubt Cuomo was joined in Manhattan by Hillary Clinton who also urged the passage of the reproductive health act and contraceptive Care Act. I've said for a long time..