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Chicago's Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19
"We near the anniversary of the first kovic shutdowns in illinois minneap. Chicago's day laborers are finding themselves. In dire straits months of shutdowns and economic devastation have made finding work and already scarce commodity in recent years. More difficult than other than ever and the circumstances of many of their lives make them particularly. Vulnerable to infection and financial devastation. Joining us to talk about the outlook for day. Laborers are rigoberto compost day. Labor organizer for the nonprofit latino. You're of chicago and nick theodore professor at the university of illinois at chicago department of urban planning and policy. Gentlemen thank you both for joining us. Rigoberta compost start with you please. Let's sketch out how the day labor market Typically works kind of work. People find how they find that working normal times it has been affected during the pandemic according to lay out the challenges that the to another they wake up every day with hopes of trying to find work and of whether that means they able to pick something up It really comes down to what happens. one there at the corner hiring site Sometimes they're lucky. Things are now but the reality is is that the pandemic has really made that's attrition. Law were difficult. I mean we're talking about being able to around being able to pay for food your bells your phone on and honestly the challenge. There is that they're having to make financial decisions. That are really hard. And when you add add taking care of yourself with cohen in nixon really challenging. Because you get sick. That's a day we from work And that's money that you need to date right. Now nick theodore what aspects of the lives of day laborers make them especially vulnerable during the pandemic both the financial problems but also infection. Rigo saying i think the issue of having to work often in close contact with other workers on a day-to-day basis. Not always knowing who your coworkers might be. There's a lot of exposure issues. That i think make things very difficult and we're talking about low. Wage work insecure work overall. And so the pressure to return to the day labor hiring site that try to find work day after day the despite hazards that might exist without pressure is very real. Labor's rigoberto your organization. Latino union of chicago offers support day laborers eating them through this difficult time At the moment and we are going out there trying to offer. Td were handing out cash assistance. That we've been able to obtain Sharing information on food pantries offer them a a support group where they can bent and kind of process. How they're feeling at the moment at the reality is is that a lot of the needs will beyond just being able to solve what's happening now out of. It's also just based on a lot of intentional working on policy. Change systemic change and you know just one basic question that comes to mind rigoberto. Are they finding work in these times Honestly it's on and off mostly off of the reality is that it has affected the market and even though it's affected the market. They're waking up every day of really early With hopes that those still find something. A the reality is is that Even want sometimes people come looking for them There are people that are taking advantage of the fact that they are Immigrant workers looking for work at a cornerside. And so they're not paying much at all and have needs to nick. The last year saw an economic downturn in most areas though of course we know some sectors some industries did remain robust. What effect has the economy. This last year had on the labor market for these workers. It prevents attacked. I think both in terms of the slowdown a related to the pandemic of the amount of construction and other work that day laborers are doing. But then there's the bigger question about workers who are being displaced from other industries so is restaurants and bars shutdown as other sectors of the economy. Shutdown do the krona virus pandemic workers were being expelled from those industries. And for many of them they turned up on the street corner looking for day labor work for those day laborers. This is almost employment of last resort. And so they are putting additional pressure on day labor markets which puts pressure on wages in java bail ability so during every downturn whether it's the pandemic or the great recession a decade ago. Every time we see a downturn in the economy the number of people looking for day labor work increases dramatically and grits hardships across this economy
The Truth About Needle Fear with Amy Baxter, Founder & CEO at Pain Care Labs
"Hey everybody saw marquez's here and welcome back to the outcomes rocket. Today i have the privilege of hosting dr. Amy baxter once again. If you haven't heard our podcast interviews with her one of my favorite guests that we've had on the show episode four twenty six or. She talks about the work that she's doing with her company biber cooled. The product is phenomenal buzzy. Another one episode for twenty six and also at the soda. Five twenty where she goes deep on covid nineteen and some of the things that we should be thinking about just a ton of really good content. Check those out if you haven't already. But she founded paintcare labs in two thousand six to eliminate unnecessary pain. She invented fiber cool. Vibrational cryotherapy for tendonitis and to decrease opioid use and her buzzy device as blocked needle pain for over thirty five million procedures. This is key and what we're going to talk about today around. Kovic vaccination after yale and emory medical school trained in pediatrics. Child abuse and emergency pediatrics. Federally funded for needle. Pain and fear opioid use and neuro modulation research. She publishes and lectures on needles. A needle fear sedation and pain. Scientific contributions include hypnotic enzyme algorithm to time child abuse creating and validating the barf nausea scale for kids with cancer identifying the cause of the needle phobia increase amd buzzy and cool. She spoken on ted man. She's done ted talks bottom line. She's phenomenal and we're gonna talk about some really great things today around cove nineteen needle fear and a lot of her research that he's actually doing and has done and is helping our nation with day with The vaccination so amy welcome back thaw and i feel so. Adhd listening to that list. Well you got a lot on your plate you. You're certainly always keep things interesting. And i appreciate you for that and the listeners. Appreciate you for that so talk to us a little bit about what you've got going on a you know we. We sort of got reconnected. With this topic of neil fear. So why don't you introduce your work. There and the relevance today sarah sure will you know for anybody who's here before the story thus far was that i invented a device that used mechanical vibration to block needle pain got a grant for it found founded. It also decreased other pain. Kinda did some work with needle. Fear needle pain and founded. Americans really didn't care that much. So that's why did the ted talks. That's why did the techs is to raise awareness of the fact that the way we are vaccinated kids causes adults to stay afraid of needles. But because i've got this company in this product i moved on to vibrate wall opioid stuff and all of a sudden needle. Pain is relevant again. Yeah well it is and It's a big deal today because we've got to vaccines available as of now. We've got one more coming with jay and more and more people are getting the vaccine. Many are not and so talk to us a little bit about your research love to hear more about it and how it is impacting people's willingness to get vaccinated sure. Well the go thing is that. I've actually been asked to testify or the art celts. New and services on needle. Fear and needle pain. It had never been an issue before enter. Probably wouldn't have been an issue if the strains of covid nineteen stayed the way they were if the are not if that transmissibility number was at two or even two point five we only would of needed sixty percent of the population to be vaccinated with the v. One one seven with the south african variants all of a sudden. Now you're talking about needing seventy percent seventy five percent of the relation to vaccinated the issue with that is it. Twenty percent of people said they're not getting a vaccine anyway know-how and this means that you need to start working on those people that may get one that not get the second one said. That's where all the sudden it became important to really look at needle. Fear needle dread fainting anxiety. Pain all these issues that may be enough of barrier to someone that they're not gonna get that second vaccine then they're only fifty percent covered or for the people who are gonna freak out and don't get the first vaccine not because they think there's conspiracy or not because they're afraid of the immune system in their body being co opted by space aliens lasers but because they just can't bring themselves to stand gang that
There is a Surge Of Coronavirus Deaths in Mexico
"New data reveal a surge of cova deaths in mexico. The country has officially confirmed more than two million cases. An almost one hundred eighty thousand deaths from the corona virus but mortality rates. Tell an even more grim tale over the past year deaths were fifty two percent higher than in previous years. According to the financial times that puts mexico's rate of excess deaths much higher than that of countries such as america and brazil assembled woman to stay lot yet earlier this month. Mexico's president andres manuel. Lopez obrador widely known as anglo said. We are living in a stellar moment. The kovic spike is far from the country's only problem poverty. Corruption and crime are all on the rise but polls indicate that two years into amyloid term. Most mexicans are willing to give him more time. Mexico's president is incredibly popular. Sir burke is our mexico bureau chief he wanted on slide in two thousand eighteen and he still has approval ratings that most other leaders would be extremely jealous off at sixty two percent as it stands and that's all in spite of what looks like a very good handling of most things most obviously at the moment the pandemic. What do you mean by that. Mexico is a terrible record for covert hospitals are full and oxygen tanks in short supply. It's done very few tests for covid. It hasn't provided very much financial support tool for people who are suffering or being asked to stay home not to work the vaccination which is one sort of bright spot potentially insofar as mexico has lined up enough vaccines to cover its population. But it's a very very slow start. That might be picking up now. But otherwise there talks of ten years to get to seventy five percent of the population being vaccinated. I'm currently this has been a problem again from the top. So i'm low has completely downplayed the importance of the pandemic. He has refused to wear a face mask apart from wants when he flew in an airplane to go to the united states and he got covid himself the stars of this year and he reappeared and everyone thought well. Maybe he'll have changed his mind after this. But he reiterated again that he wouldn't be wearing a face mask so in the face of that pandemic response on wires his popularity still so high so he had this amazing vision for mexico in eighteen. Which is why he won with a landslide. He said. I'm going to do a fourth transformation. These big bold plan to make the country fairer and more equitable ending corruption and crime. And making sure there was economic growth where the gains were fairly distributed so that poor people go rich. The reality is slightly different from the vision so far in the two and a bit years. He's been in power. He's been undoing. The reforms of previous presidents and dismantling that system throwing out the baby with the bath water you could say. And then his new initiatives mainly they seem to fail to solve the problems that they put two and then a of third element is that he's really concentrated power in the presidency and some people say that they get things done and other people think they're more evil intentions behind that well. Let's come back to the throwing the baby out with the bathwater part. What's he'd been doing. In terms of reform he abolished prosper. Which was a very sort of lauded conditional cash transfer program for the poor he also reversed education. Reform was much more meritocratic assessment of teachers. A big one at the moment is he's trying to reverse bit by bit and opening of the energy market. That happened in two thousand thirteen so it was open to private and foreign enterprises which make electricity cheaper and greener on current. Neither congress is debating a bill which would favor cfe which is state owned electricity provider. So they're actually go first into the grid. As opposed to the cheaper electric which is often green provided by private companies. This would obviously raise prices and deti energy but it could also breach the. Us mexico canada agreement. Which is the north american free trade pact to replace after another sort of big thing has been getting rid of or proposing get rid of a lot of the autonomous agencies such as the freedom of information agency all these ones keep checks on the government and what it's doing so well he's been tearing all that down. What's he been building up. Will you say his own initiatives. Don't do what they should. He's very dedicated to fiscal discipline. That's a good thing especially in a so-called left leaning president it's also become very counter productive during the pandemic. The imf is telling mexico to spend more so far it's only spent nine point seven percents of gdp on extra efforts during the pandemic and more needs to be done and some people think this is going to need to scarring that there's going to be permanent drop in output caused by loss of jobs and businesses so the recovery is going to be much much slower in mexico than elsewhere. He's also splashed out on bizarre old-economy projects such as pouring money. Pex the world's most indebted oil company. And then he's putting eight billion dollars into a refinery at the time when no other country is building refineries and it's not clear what economic return that will be from that and you mentioned the big transformative plan was in part about ending endemic corruption and crime. How's that been going. Well either jason. That was point. Four percent dip in murders last year and he proclaimed this dip as a very significant success. But that's after a rise the before and frankly during the pandemic you'd expect it to have dropped them. In in other countries across latin america that also suffer high levels of violence that has been the case he also rejected the previous government's tactic of killing and capturing crime kingpins because led to a splintering of gangs. And you might be worth rejecting that. But there's no alternative puts in place. So i think his vision is that you alleviate poverty and crime goes down. That might happen in the long term but it does nothing to sort out the short term problem the problem of the current chapel as opposed to the ones who are still only three years old on corruption. As you could say he's set a good example so has been good political rhetoric. The stiffer penalties on bribe-taking for bureaucrats. But he's unless strengthen the institutions to carry that ford again it's more rhetoric than actual institutional change or heft. The national anticorruption prosecutors overwhelmed with cases and one government agency suggests that the number of acts of corruption actually rose by nineteen percent between two thousand seventeen and two thousand nineteen. It is as you say not a big list of happy news here. I mean when will that's ring down to the electorate. I mean how long we'll mexicans continue to support him for his failures because he really has persuaded a lot of people that he's like them and cares about the he's very popular because of who he is and his message rather than necessarily what he does. The opposition is seen as corrupt on what came before him was horrifically corrupt. And so he's seen the best of a bad bunch by a loss of people. But you know here's a classic populace and a lot of elite azam Against him they see him as a mexican version of hugo chavez. Which i think is a little bit of an exaggeration. But there's this big divides on the mix of policy failure. I'm power grabbing is is worrying.
A Complicated Tax Season is Coming
"From wondering. I'm david brown in this business. Wars daily on this friday february nineteenth. Happy friday everyone. I think ben. Franklin put it simply enough. Nothing is certain in this world exempt death and taxes so yes even in the midst of a global pandemic after a year that was completely upside down. Tax season is upon us and boy. Is it going to be complicated this year. That's because of the covid. Nineteen pandemic of course and all the changes to the tax code that came with it. Think unemployment insurance. Ppp loans for a one k. Withdrawals stimulus checks recovery rebate credits. Pretty head-spinning isn't it. If there's one year to switch from filing your taxes to enlisting help well this just might be the year to do so at least. That's what tax assistance companies like turbotax h. and r. block. Want you to think the first day you can file and get a refund. This year has been pushed back around two weeks to let the irs get itself sorted but the delay hasn't stopped both turbo. Tax donation are blocked from getting out in front of potentially tax wary customers. Perhaps you saw quirky earworm filled ads for both companies during the super bowl around forty million people filed taxes on turbo tax which is owned by into it in two thousand nineteen far more than any other tax preparation product according to propublica the company. Let you file for free if your income is under a certain threshold and if you only need to file simple returns without claiming any deductions or credits. But this year a situation that simple is unlikely which means turbo tax could make a pretty penny they also charge more for folks who are self employed and for filing state returns in multiple states. Who would file multiple state returns. You ask well people who work remotely and don't live in. The same state is their employer and offices shut down early last year. A lot of people made the move to do just that which could cause some serious tax headaches. Turbo tax will help you through those at cost of course meanwhile h. and r. block had about half the number of turbo tax users and twenty nineteen. But it's also a bit less expensive filers using h. and r. block have the option of dropping off paperwork at actual brick and mortar offices. Sounds wild right now. Turbo tax in hr blocker just to the big dogs in tax preparation. But there are hundreds of locations across the us where qualifying individuals can get help filing taxes for free in any other year. If you make less than a certain threshold if you have a disability if you're over a certain age if you are learning english if you're currently experiencing homelessness you can sit down with an irs certified volunteer. Who'd help you prepare your taxes. But this year well kovic has changed that of course in person volunteer programs have largely moved online. And that's a barrier for folks who can't access technology leaders of these free federal programs fear that millions of americans could miss out on free tax help according to cnbc. Now there's one thing that could fix the headaches that usually come with taxes every year and help more americans keep more money in their pockets. And that's the us government choosing to make filing tax returns simple and free for most citizens. The government has the power to do this but according to a twenty nineteen investigation from propublica Certain company is making sure attempts to make free. Filing widely accessible are thwarted. What company would that be. You ask we'll that would be in to it. We jones turbo tax
The Dollar Privilege
"Federal reserve is taking sweeping him trying to protect the economy from the corona virus. Fed chairman jerome. Powell announced interest rates will be drastically in one of the biggest bet moves since two thousand eight financial crisis in china has a huge vested interest in the american economy because it holds them almost twenty five percent of all four. No us us sanctions against iran over nuclear program were reintroduced iran's economies in freefall soaring inflation and push comes to shove all the world's reserve currency to start off what is a reserve currency. And why does it matter. So i think the first thing is to explain what a currency is before we get to reserve currency. This is sebastian. Mallaby a senior fellow for international economics at the council. You may remember him from our episode on the economic side of the kovic. Pandemic currency has a few different uses. One is that it's a unit of account. It's a way of putting a measure on what something might be worth. The second is once you've decided what it's worth that you should be able to transact transactions are the second idea that you can go buy stuff with the currency and a third idea is that you can use money as a store of value before you transact you can save up this currency and then transaction the future so for those keeping track at home money does three basic things. It lets us agree on prices. It lets us by things and it lets us save up so we can buy other things later now. The same three things that currency does for people reserve currencies do for entire countries pricing buying and saving so neutrally a reserve currency is the cars you hold in reserve s. So it's very linked to the last idea. I mentioned of a store of value and in particular we think of reserve banks central banks global central banks which hose currencies in reserve to protect their economies against there is kinds of financial or economic shock so a reserve currency really has a couple of different functions. One is to cover the need for future imports. If a country for example doesn't have its own energy. Supply needs to import oil. You might want to hold donaldson reserved to make sure that you can buy oil. You need in the future. The second reason central banks hold foreign currency reserves is because of the possibility of a financial crisis. And there again don't as a very useful because most institutions borrowing donna's so in a financial crisis they gonna need donna's to help them pay for fan. Central banks have the unique power to print money but in many other ways they're kind of like a scaled up version of an ordinary bank. Your local bank needs to have enough money to lend to people if they want to buy a home or if things get bad and they need to take some out a central bank needs to be able to do this to but for an entire country in order to be prepared for the future. They need to store up a significant amount of cash that they can trust. Foreign currencies are often a safer bet than a local currency especially in countries with weak or unstable economies. The safest bet of all is the us dollar. What role does the. Us dollars serve in the global reserve system. Will your stone. Now is the largest single reserve. Currency economists estimate that approximately sixty percent of foreign reserves around the world are in us dollars. This is roger ferguson. He is the president and ceo of ti which manages over one trillion in retirement funds for more than five million teachers government workers and well me turns out. Roger was also vice chairman of the board of governors of the federal reserve from nineteen ninety nine to two thousand six. This means he helped determine the supply of us dollars to the country and the world. The euro is about twenty percent the yen. The japanese currency is about five or six percent of british pound also about five or six percent until the us by way of the most important reserve currency. But it's not the only currency it's held in reserve by other economies. The chinese i think would like to see their currency. The renminbi become a larger currency in terms of its holdings as a reserve currency around the world than yet out in terms of reserves. They number four number five. When listed only about two percent. I can definitely remember going to europe at a time. When the euro was way up in my money didn't go as far and you're like damn i time. This really poorly are other countries literally buying dollars the way that i exchange currency when i visit a country. And where do they buy them from. It's not quite the same because they're not collecting lots of five dollar bills to put into a wallet in their belt. They're holding huge amounts and said what they do. is they earn. Us treasury bombs or other kinds of easily traded dollar denominated guns and that could be mortgage bonds as well but you know. Us government debts the most popular instrument to
S6 E4 - How do I use my Post-9/11 GI Bill? - FULL
"Welcome to we served now. What were we seek to answer. The questions. veterans and their families are all ready asking. Don't today show. I want to share three things with you. Just three and here they are. I won't answer the question. Hopefully definitively how do you use post nine eleven. Gi bill number two. I will share with you how to maximize post nine. Eleven bill benefits and finally. I will tell you how you can buy side eleven. Gi bill benefits with another amazing benefits. That you've earned the most notable programs if you're interested in hearing more about that which i have to assume you are stay tuned and you are going to hear every single bit. Stay with us. Who am i. Why am i still here. How can i uncover you. I was meant to be during my own transition from the. Us army the wounds of war especially those not visible continued to play. I walked through the pain of job loss of ptsd diagnosis often crippling anxiety by finally discovered the reason. I'm here to earth. And i knew i couldn't keep it to myself. So i wrote a book simply titled resolve resolve is a book that is apologetically faith-based a step by step guide designed for maximum effectiveness in the context of a small group of other veterans resolve provides veterans everywhere with the tool to help you step into your new life a life full hope purpose and vision for the future to pick up your copy of resolve head over to courage to fight again dot com. That's courage to fight again dot com so today's question surrounds the post nine eleven. Gi bill as no doubt. You've figured out by now and specifically how you use it but the truth is if that was the only question i answered on today's show who would be a very short episode now using the post nine eleven. Gi bill is really really easy now. Of course. I want you to listen to this entire episode and if you do i have a special gift just for you toward the end of the episode. But i'll tell you right upfront. Using the post nine eleven she i bill is probably the easiest thing you will ever do when it comes to taking advantage of the benefits you've earned through your military service now before we dive in. I want to share some of my method with you kind of how we came to put this episode together posted a question on the courage to fight again facebook page. I shared that question on several veteran focused facebook groups and we got more engagement with this single question than with anything we've ever posted and the question was just this is what has been your experience with a post. Nine eleven jabil. We got over eleven hundred comments and i've read almost every single one of them and around ninety nine percent of those responses. Give or take. They were very positive in nature. Talking about how easy it was to us how it was the best benefit you can take advantage of and how to get the most out of the post nine eleven gi bill and not only did those who responded answer that question but they answered so many more as well man here. I am rolling right into the episode. And i haven't even introduced myself yet so if you were here for the first time you may be like. Who is this guy. Talking about. The post nine eleven. Gi bill well. My name is aaron perkins. I'm us army. Combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of resolve a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through the journey of rediscovering purpose. Meaning and passion in your life after you've left the military and as you've probably already guessed on the host of this podcast so let's dive right in at the top of the show. I promise you three things. Let's tackle the first one. How do i use my post nine. Eleven gi bill. Now i'm going to assume you're already eligible for the gi bill. So i'm not going to dive into that part. But i will post a link in the show notes about your eligibility and how you can determine your eligibility in case you need to dig into that a bit more but step one is apply for the benefits on the va website. And guess what. I'll post that link in the show notes as well. You need a few things when you apply. Here's what you need your social security number your military history and that just basic military history. You don't need your full your your details of where you're stationed in when you were stationed there and all of that. He just need basically the years you serve and the date service egypt education history of the schools. You've attended other degrees. You hold things like that and finally basic information about the school or trading facility that you want to attend because you don't have to attend just a traditional community college or university or state scored like that. You can attend a variety of training facilities. Let's say you wanted to become an h vac technician. There are schools or training facilities that you can learn how to do that if you want to become a cybersecurity expert while their schools training facilities we can do that so again just some basic information about the school or the training facility that you want to attend now. You can do this by mail. Apply by mail using the va form or obviously the most preferred way is to apply online. That's going to be the fastest takes about thirty days or so for the va to verify eligibility. And that's it for step one. Step two you're just going to reach out to the school. the understanding. here's that you've already been accepted or you're well on your way to being accepted to the school. So you contact the school and request to speak to the va rep and these are your best friends in the post nine eleven gi bill business. Now i know i've heard some mixed reviews about. Va reps But they do know the school and they know the va. So they're going to be able to share some things with you. Some indepth information that you're not gonna be able to find him the va website. You're not gonna find on the school's website you're going to have to talk to them directly and step three. Follow the directions of your. Va school rep number. Four step four. Get your education. It's really that easy now. Look with nearly all things. Va there are multiple paths to get to the same destination but those steps has share with you apply online. Contact the school link with your. Va rep. That really is the simplest and most direct route to taking. Hold of your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits. So if i would have had just a single question for this episode. We'd already be done. But i promise you i would share with you and the next is really important and that is how to maximize your post nine eleven. Gi bill benefits now. There are a bunch of ways to do this. And i'll mention those in passing and you can do your own homework and figure out if those are something you want or need to explore. But i want to focus on just two ways to maximize your benefit so your options. As far as maximizing your benefit goes find a yellow ribbon. School is one option tuition assistance. Top up that's another program that the va has. You may be eligible for you may need to look into There's also the option of a stem scholarship science technology engineering or math. If you're majoring in any of those categories you may be eligible for scholarship. Veteran education courses aka vet tech also tutorial assistance if you're struggling with biology or chemistry or calculus or whatever may be and you need a tutor to get tutorial assistance with the. Va actually pay you to go to a tutor. She can pass that course now here the two i want to talk about all the ones i just mentioned are in this section of the website that talks about the posting. I love jabil bill. But all the ones i mentioned in this section are in a section called additional information very simple and one of those is finding yo a yellow ribbon school. Excuse me and the second is not mentioned in that additional information but it is getting that monthly housing allowance and again. I'm going to dive into that but let's talk about the yellow ribbons school here for just a minute. So the yellow ribbon program can help you pay for hire out of state private school or graduate school tuition. That the post nine eleven. Gi bill does not cover so tuition might be higher than what the gi bill will cover or you want to attend a school as a nonresident student. Non resident of that state in other words. Another thing this is more of a side note. Not yellow ribbon schools specific. Your state may also provide additional benefits for you as a veteran. And that is something you should look into with your state. Truth be told your. Va rep at your chosen. School should be able to answer that question for you or at the very least be able to point you in the right direction. All right so that is the yellow ribbon school piece. I wanted to talk about and the other piece. That's not listed in additional information. section is section one. Oh seven sounds very boring but it's very very important. And that is the location based housing allowance the location based housing allowance. Now you will get a housing allowance for using the post nine eleven gi bill and if you attend all online classes this rate that it is set at is half the national average of an e five with dependence for their basic allowance for housing. So that doesn't change unless the national average changes. I know when i was taking a few online courses. It was eight hundred dollars a month. I don't remember the exact number but we're the location based housing allowance. Really comes into play is when you were attending in person classes. Now i want to set the record straight here then. There's this common misconception that your housing allowance rate is based on where you live. This is not the case. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you're attending classes. I'm going to say that again. Your housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you are attending classes. Let me just share a little story from my own experience. I decided to take some undergraduate courses my undergraduate degree before went into the army. But i wanted to just take advantage of the post nine. Eleven she i built a little bit wasn't ready to work on my master's degree or anything so i was like you know what. Maybe i'll just take some courses. I know i have to take at least one of those in person. So i can get that in person Housing allowance right that location based housing loans. Well right up. The road from probably ten minutes or less away was a campus of the school. I was wanting to attend. They had multiple campuses all over the city and the housing allowance. Right there was. I don't know eight nine hundred dollars. Something like that. But if i would drive an extra seven or eight minutes i could get the location. Based housing allowance ended up being like eleven. Eleven sixty seven. Ninety i don't remember now. It's been a few years but i was like. Hey i will totally drive a few extra minutes to get the extra couple hundred dollars or so a month because to three hundred dollars a month because that just makes more sense because i want to get the same education and going to get the same course the same credit for the course. Why not just drive a few extra minutes so again. The housing allowance is based on the zip code of where you were attending classes. And i just mentioned this but keep in mind. You only need to attend a single class in person. that's it you can take the rest of your classes online and still collect the housing allowance based on the zip code of where you attending that one class. Now let's talk about kovic for a minute though we're we're still in the midst of this pandemic. I don't wanna say the middle. Hopefully we're nearing the end of it. But cova has missed a lot of things up our way of life our jobs our relationships a lot of things and it has changed the way a lot of schools do business and that is i'll say inadvertently affecting those of us trying to use the post nine eleven. Gi bill and some schools. They're not even holding in person. Classes yet and and veterans are facing this never before seen challenge and in fact. This was one of the concerns. someone maybe more than one person brought up when i ask about experiences with the post nine eleven. Gi bill. so. I just mentioned that you get paid at half the national average of an e five with dependence if you attend school all align. Let's say that's eight hundred dollars but if you attend at least one class in person you'll receive your housing allowance based on zip code of the school year attending so again when i attended in person. Who's eleven dollars a month so it made sense to at least attend one school. Excuse me or one class in person and this is where co vid really comes into play some schools. Excuse me some schools or universities that were previously holding in person. Classes do not even have the option to register for in person classes. Now which means that. If he veteran was attending in person in receiving that in-person housing allowance rate that housing allowance rate has suddenly changed to the online rate. And i've done a good bit of research into this. I have not found anything in my research for my conversations with veterans or anything social media no way to really get around this so to speak. So if you found a way to continue receiving the in-person housing allowance rate while attending only online due to covid. I would love if you would share that with us by reaching out to me at podcast at courage to fight again dot com. So i can send it out to the rest of our listeners. Finally and i'm really running low on time here but i promise three things at the top of the show how to use your gi bill. We cover that outta to maximize your gi bill. We cover that and now how to combine your gi bill benefits with another benefit. You may or may not have heard of and that benefit is vocational rehabilitation or volk rehab as it's often called now technically its known as veteran readiness and employment or vr and e but no one actually calls it that or at least not yet. It just hasn't a katelyn voc rehab. Though in fact is probably a better benefit than the post nine eleven. Gi bill pays for literally everything. You need special equipment for your degree. Plan pays for that. You have to pay for parking at your school. Pays for that. You'd pay for books pays for that pays for pretty much everything and just about anything you do that has to do with getting your education and i'm saying this because i want to reiterate it vo korea will pay for that and so it does seem at least initially to be a better benefit than the post nine eleven gi bill. But here's where you can. Combine them nate. Because you can't use them both at once you can use either one or the other because if you use vocal rehab or any it will cut into the total time you can use your gi bill. So here's the hack if you will if you use all thirty days of your post nine eleven gi bill and then apply for your vote rehab benefit. Frankly i'd opt for a bit more. Forty five sixty days. Something like that just to be on the safe side. But thirty days minimum is what i found volk rehab or vr knee or whatever. You want to call. It goes through a different process than the post nine eleven. Gi bill but leveraging these two benefits together is really the best of both worlds. And here's why. I say that because let's say you use just about all of your post nine eleven gi bill to get your bachelor's degree in psychology. But you wanna be a licensed professional counselor. Will you need at least a master's degree for that and you've used almost all of your jive. Ill what are you gonna do. Well then you go to your local. Vr knee or volk rehab counselor and say. Hey here's what i need to do. And then you move into the vote rehab program now again. Your mileage may vary. Because i've heard again a lot of mixed stories mixed reviews of working with folk rehab counselor but that is your process and again i will post a link to these processes or actually there's a few links but all these processes and all these resources in the show with that we have reached the end of season six episode. So what are your questions voice memo on your phone and send it to podcast kurds. Fight again dot com. So what's on your mind. What questions are you asking. What are your family members asking or join the post. Nine eleven veterans families facebook group and post your question. There have block of questions but the most important question we can ask ourselves. Is this have. I accept the forgiveness of sins. That only comes through faith in jesus christ well. I'll see you right back here. Two weeks from the day and the next veteran questions we'll be asking is this. How do i increase my va. Disability rating ohio and for the special gift. I promised every thursday evening is hosting a sous vide for justice guys who are veterans. Sorry ladies you're coming soon. The training for that. We will be walking through the resolved journey. Together get your copy of resolve for thirty percent off using the code asked and just head over to courage fight again dot com and click on. Get the book and if you like to join the group on the lincoln the show notes to let me know. And i'll be in touch tone next time. Thanks for We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
A Third COVID Vaccine is Poised to Enter the U.S. Market
"From wondering. I'm david brown. And this is business. Wars daily on this tuesday february night twenty. Three million americans have already rolled up their sleeves to receive at least the initial dose of either the pfizer vaccine or the moderna vaccine designed to prevent covid nineteen. Well now a third vaccine is on track to enter the us market. Johnson and johnson's corona virus vaccine just wrapped up a long-awaited trial and hopes to clear. Fda authorization by the middle of this month. The lure of johnson and johnson's vaccine is that unlike modera advisor it can be delivered in one shot that make distribution simpler with no need to follow up with a second dose. It's also relatively inexpensive compared to the others and while moderna advisors vaccines have to be stored at just the right temperature. Well below freezing. Johnson and johnson's doesn't have those stringent requirements for storage. It can stay viable in just a refrigerator for around three months. That means the vaccine will play a big role globally because it's easier to distribute to low and middle income countries. According to the new york times but the results of johnson and johnson's trial were a bit disappointing. At least at first glance trial results indicated that it was seventy two percent effective at preventing moderate to severe symptoms of covid in the us. That number is sufficiently lower than modern and pfizer's overall efficiency rates of around ninety four percent and johnson and johnson's rate drops to sixty six percent in latin american countries and to fifty seven percent in south africa which is dealing with a variant strain of the virus. But don't let those lower numbers food you scientists and immunologists say that johnson and johnson's vaccine is still extremely effective and researchers have warned that you shouldn't compare the effectiveness of the three vaccines because they were all developed and tested at different periods of kovic evolution. Dr william shafter an infectious disease expert at vanderbilt told the new york times that pfizer and moderna had an advantage because those companies did their clinical trials before the variant strains emerged. He said quote. Johnson and johnson was testing. Its vaccine not only against the standard strain but they had the variants now in a perfect world. Consumers might get a choice of which of these vaccines they'd like to receive but that would only be possible if there were enough doses of all three and right now. That's just not the case in early january. The new york times reported that the us only had one hundred eighty five million doses of pfizer and moderna vaccines to cover americans through june and at the same time doses that were produced quickly now risk expiring before they can get into the arms of those who need them. Johnson and johnson says that if they're vaccine is approved they can produce around one hundred million doses of their
COVID's Impact On Chinese Fine Wine Consumers
"I'm going to be talking about the impacts on china's why market on how those impacts affected consumers buying behaviors. First of all this year. The buzzword hearing is locked down on but in china and we talk about lockdown. It's in the strictest sense one household household can only allow one person to go out once a day to purchase all the necessities unlike in europe. Or in the us where you have the luxury to go out and to do a lot of chores. In china it's really strict on areas. That are most affected by the pandemic. You're not even allowed to go all. There's a community officer who is on standby just to send all the necessities to you to your door. So this is the contact where talking about when we want to understand kovic impact on china this is also the circumstance under which a lot of the business have to operate for three months from late january to april. So this is something i want to want. Everyone who's listening in to bear in mind to keep it in the back of head on back of a mind to understand the corvettes impact. So i upon. I'm going to talk about cova impact on china's wine imports. So what happened to win. By the end of january china had locked down the whole country as a result restaurants hotels essentially closed and miss the most important chinese new year sales for anyone wondering how big and how important is chinese new year for a lot of wind merge and a lot of the a lot of them who i talked to told me chinese new year wine sales account for roughly twenty percent or even up to thirty percents of their i knew sales so imagine seven day period was lots okay and then imagine. That period was attended for three months. That's the challenge facing a lot of the importers in china and of course logistics were delayed because quickly the pandemic spread from china to the rest of the world Even when china in may and june recovered from the pandemic countries are like ryan's italy and you were in the depth of the pandemic dot affected global logistics while because we have the latest figures from china customs at a showed import volume declined by thirty percent. Thirty point eight percent to three hundred forty seven million leaders in poor value declined roughly thirty percent as well to u. s. one point eight four billion. This is quite significant. Because i want to joe attention to the fact that last year china's one import value already declined. We saw roughly ten percent job in volume terms and one percent in value terms because of the economic slowdown and trade war between china and was so the downturn. We are saying this year is a continuation of what happened last year as well. So that's you know might have a projection for what is to expect on what's to calm right okay. So next one. I am going to talk about because of the job in wine. Imports and how it affected merchants consumers and the price points are was sane on the shelves merchants of course when you have stalks that are meant to be depleted for chinese new year. That a stew setting in the warehouse. What you do when you have uncertainties facing forward you'll become a more cautious your becoming more cautious with your spending what to buy how to budget. That's natural response. A market exit suddenly. We're seeing a lot of merchants exiting the market. Unfortunately one of the examples with sane is from jovial. Many of you guys familiar with jovial so basically joe view is a wine and agricultural importing company backed by the tech giant nenova. Five years ago when it entered the market to stop two important should be winds. It costs a lot of fanfare and naturally they had the peak around twenty key bruns. Included a the biggest Organic winery madonna in in chile. And also jong here moe's fabulous wines earlier this year due to the pandemic it's general manager said they're suspending the wine business. This is not a small one time importer. we're looking at a company. Dots actually has the scale. That's the direct impact of the pandemic. I'm coffee cards. Of course a lot of wineries and importers were having zero sales in february in particular consumers when you have job uncertainty because of the pandemic what are you gonna do. You're becoming more cautious with. You're spending your accounting or the non essential standings unfortunate wine is counted as numb- essential on like you know maybe in france or italy or in the us consumers of course they're trading down if they are buying winds at all. They are really budgeting what to buy. You know what is the best value. What is the most affordable wine outing the market this can be reaffirmed by the expert on expert data we just from burgundy from january to september export volume to china shop to by roughly thirty percent and in value terms jumped by roughly around twenty percent and we see some increases in areas where Or shop elise. Those kind of increases assertion guan crew premier cru in terms of red and whites that Racing price-wise wines priced under one. Hundred orrin be is the most popular category one hundred. That's about fifteen dollars. So what happened to on trade and why on trade matters like any other. Why importers in in the war in europe or in the us traditional ones heavily dependent on trade on restaurants and bars and hotels to win. The pandemic happened especially in china. Were the strictness of the lockdown is so severe on so carefully scrutinized at enforced restaurants bars were treated during the pandemic on china. We're talking about country that has ten million restaurants chinese new year. Like i said completely shot during the seven day. National holiday dining sector alone lost five hundred billion. That's seventy six billion. Us dollars lockdown. Measure of various strictness were enforced from end of january to april lasting three months. Even in some cases restaurants were allowed to open. Are you can only do delivery service delivery service it go to. It's a growth factor at a hall make makeup for what's lost from in dining services and heidi loud. That's another biggest restaurant chain. China lost to five billion to stirring saint periods just to give you an idea of the severity of on-trade unfortunately among all the alcoholic beverage categories. Wine was hit the hottest. This is not said by me. This is actually coming from one zooming secretary general of china alcoholic drinks association which is the official drinks association in china. That's regulate Anything related to alcohol in china. It's very powerful organ and he basically said homecoming function for wine was essentially non existent as heavily relies on social consumptions such as restaurants to the decline with shoppers. A wong stall too short before giving any thinkers on the decline. But we can guess it's melted doubled. It's not a single digit
More than 49,000 people sign up for Harris County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist on Day 1, Houston
"The houston chronicle is reporting that more than forty nine thousand people have already been placed onto the harris county covid nineteen vaccination waitlist our own matt. How're walks us through how you can do it if you haven't already when you get on the vaccine weightless registration page at ready. Harris dot. org you'll first notice a message that says kovic. Vaccines are only available for people in phase one a and one b. That hasn't changed but anyone can register now through the county. And if you're not in a prioritized phase you won't be able to schedule an appointment for the vaccine just yet but you will be placed in a waitlist after you. Fill out a questionnaire. This ask qualifying questions like have you had a vaccine. In the last fourteen days you'll be asked to check boxes. Indicating if you have underlying health conditions then you'll be directed to the registration page which ashford basic identification information after submitting the registration. You'll be notified. You're on a waiting list by email and text message. The county says the system is not first come first serve but it is supposed to prioritize people. Depending on which phase you are in according to the states distribution plan i met harold in houston You can also be added to the wait list over the phone by calling eight three two nine. Two seven eighty seven. Eighty seven languages offered in english spanish and vietnamese. Both website and call number had technical difficulties yesterday to the number of people attempting to sign up
"To understand millan kovic cycles. We have to understand each of the cycles which the earth goes through individually. There are several of them. And it's gonna take a bit of visualization to get the concept via podcast where there are no visual aids. But it shouldn't be too difficult. We'll start by going through the cycles that the earth itself goes through to understand these need to think of the earth as a spinning top when the top spins. it's usually not perfectly upright. The top will be tilted somewhat just like atop. The earth has a tilt to rotation currently the earth tilts twenty three point five degrees. And that is what is responsible for the seasons. However that tilt known as obligatory isn't static it actually wobbles back and forth between twenty two point one degrees and twenty four point five degrees right now. We're in the middle of such a cycle. The time it takes to complete one full cycle of going from twenty two point one degrees to twenty four point five degrees and back again is forty one thousand years the greater the tilt the more sun the polar regions will get in the summer and the more extreme the seasons are the next part of the cycle is axial procession if you can imagine the spinning top again as it. Spinning the axis of the top is rotating. Circle isn't just tilting. In one direction on the earth the direction of our access in the north currently points to the north star players this temporary over the course of twenty five thousand seven hundred and seventy one point five years. The earth's axis will go in a circle that means that not only will the north star. Not be the northstar at some point but twenty five thousand seven hundred and seventy one years from now it will be the northstar again while the earth is going about it cycles on it's wobbling and spinning access there are also things happening to the earth orbit itself for this part instead of a spinning top. I want you to visualize a spinning plate. The edge of the spinning plate would be the orbiting. The earth and at the center of the plate would be the sun the first orbital cycle is the orbital eccentricity cycle the orbit of the earth around. The sun isn't a perfect circle. it's slightly elliptical the shape of that ellipse changes over time. And how much it deviates from a circle is known as eccentricity the eccentricity cycles between point zero zero three four which is almost perfectly circular two point zero five eight which is more slightly elliptical the changes due to the gravitational pull of large planets like jupiter and saturn. This cycle takes about one hundred thousand years. The next cycle is called app sill procession. If you can imagine that played again this time imagine it. As more of an oval plate as the earth is going around its orbit around the edge. The plate itself is rotating that means be closest and farthest point that the earth is from the sun will change over time. This cycle is about one hundred and twelve thousand years. Finally there's a cycle for orbital inclination. That rotating plate isn't flat and actually tilts and the tilt changes over time as well. This cycle is about one hundred thousand years as well and is very close to the same length. As orbital eccentricity cycle each of these cycles involves relatively small changes over long periods of time however they can compound each other or they can mitigate each other all of these cycles have been known for a while somewhere known back as far as antiquity and others were more recently discovered in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in one thousand nine hundred eighty s serbian astrophysicists named bulletin. Millan kovic put all the pieces together. He realized that these cycles closely followed the patterns of ice ages in particular three of these axial tilt eccentricity and procession all affected the amount of sunlight that would fall on the northern hemisphere. These cycles could either cancel each other out to moderate the strength of seasons or they could compound each other making the seasons even more powerful in particular. What really mattered was the amount of sunlight falling on the northern hemisphere. In the summer why the northern hemisphere that is where most of the land is sixty eight percent of the land on earth is in the northern hemisphere land. Can't store heat as well as water. Which means that ice can form on it. Easier ice reflects sunlight which can cause further cooling during an ice age most. The ice accumulates in the northern hemisphere in the south is can only accumulate to a point before it hits warmer water and the ice will cleave off to form icebergs. Glaciers depend on how much of the ice melts during the summer when the earth is at its maximum tilt more sun is hitting the northern hemisphere in the summers if the orbit of the earth is such that it's at its closest point to the sun. When this happens summers will be very intense and ice will melt when he opposite happens when the tilt is at a minimum and the earth is farther away in the summers ice will not melt as much and glaciers will grow. All of these factors individually are rather small at its closest point to the sun which currently happens on january fourth. Remember back to my episode on why we celebrate new year's day when we do there's only about six percent more solar radiation hitting the earth than when we are at the farthest point likewise the axial tilt of the earth only changes a few degrees however these effects can be big enough when they work in conjunction to cause an ice age. The observed strength of ice ages is usually found to be stronger than the millen kovic cycles would suggest leading some climatologists to think that there might be a positive feedback mechanism at work. Something which causes the planet to cool faster than expected. The timing of ice ages is still being worked on. Kovic predicted that i would be about forty one thousand years apart and that was true up until about one million years ago since then ice ages have come at about one hundred thousand years which corresponds to the eccentricity cycle. Milne kovic cycles aren't just unique to earth like the earth. Mars has all the cycles. I just mentioned except that the timing and the extent of the cycles are different. Researchers estimate that mars has had between six and twenty ice ages over the last eight hundred million years. The martian milankovitch cycle might bring about an ice age every four hundred thousand to two point one million years. Some of you might be wondering if mellon kovic cycles are responsible for the recent climatic changes measured over the last several decades and the answer is no milakovic's cycles take thousands. If not tens of thousands of years to change their effects. Camping noticed over periods short as a decade so the next time you think about the earth as a spinning ball in space realize that the spinning the orbit isn't a static unchanging thing it's always slowly changing and there are cycles within cycles within cycles
"We're all glad to have survived. Thousand twenty the change in the us administration suggests it may be time for a different tone in how americans work on the issues our country needs to tack. But are we up. For an essay on the unraveling of america an anthropologist. Wade davis wrote for rolling stone last august. Got people talking. He joins us now from his home near vancouver. Bc to explore. America's changing role in global politics is essay is sort of like a letter to a neighbor who needs a little tough love and that neighbor happens to be a canadian anthropologist. Wade thanks for joining us. My pleasure could be with you so you wrote an article. That apparently is the most widely read thing. Rolling stone has ever published. Will it hit a real nerve. Million people read it on the site. It trended number one for five weeks three hundred and sixty two million social media impressions within two months and my visitations to my wikipedia. Site soared from a modest one hundred fifty a day to over four thousand. Just hit this nerve wrecking a none of us expected that nervous like that Little quip that's going around on the internet suggesting that to live in candidate today is like owning an apartment above a meth lab. Robin williams. Actually your essays. You say. it's a love letter. But it's a love letter called the unraveling of your neighbor america. How is it a love letter. Well i think when you have someone you love and you do. A family intervention. The most important in the first thing have to do is hold a mirror chisholm to show how far they've fallen. Because that's the first step in the path of rehabilitation and. I think that things have happened so fast. In america that in a way people look in the mirror and they still see the myth of their on exceptionalism and they don't necessarily see how far things have changed and i think kovic revealed that you know it didn't cost the country to fall but revealed to what extent the country had fallen. And i think a lot of that's just about the nature of community and i think where canada's not perfect place but it is interesting to compare the consequences of covid in the two countries way. It's it's interesting because americans. I think we take up a little bit offence when somebody from country critiques us. But we're more likely to listen to canadians. And it's so helpful for somebody to remind us that the global view of america has changed a little bit. I mean people used to look at us differently than they do now well as a great reporter for the irish times you know. They've been many motions expressed about america's since world war two but one that has never been there is there now that was pity. And that was how the world saw america's frontline healthcare workers were waiting. The arrival of emergency supplies on air lists from china. It was almost like the hinge of history opened the asian century. Pity that's something new. Another thought that. I've had is. When i if i ever refer to america's as an empire people take offense to it but we're an empire to me and empires rise and empires fall. I'm a historian and and it's frustrating to me. How unable or unwilling americans are to realize. History may be speaking to us in your essay. You reminded us how empires come and empires go. Well no kingdom expects to fall and they all do you know historically if you think in european tradition. The fifteenth century belonged to the portuguese the sixteenth to the spanish to seventeen to the dutch. The eighteenth to the french and the the nineteenth to the british. The british empire actually reached its greatest geographical extent in nineteen thirty five. But we know of course that by the end of world war two empire was bankrupt and bled white in the torch had in fact passed to america. What clearly yeah. I mean if you look at the numbers after world war two we were so dominant and comfortable thinking. We're the last great superpower. But of course as you said look at what the past has taught us and i think pretty clearly right now. There's a changing of the the torch ever further westward in it and china is emerging as the next great superpower I mean i don't necessarily look forward to that moment with any kind of The light and i think if if and when we find out that this is the fading of the american era. I think we'll be very nostalgic for the best years of that era.
Cyber Security Headlines 15th January 2021
"Packers waltzed past mfa used by seesaw. On cloud. Accounts multi factor. Authentication is one of the strongest security protocols. We have but it's not infallible on wednesday. The us cyber security infrastructure security agency revealed that malicious actors bypassed mfa to get into its cloud service accounts cease said that the threat actors had tried multiple times to breaches systems by various tactics including fishing brute force logging attempts and possibly a pass the cookie attack which involves the theft of authentication cookies from browsers and related processes. That's how the attackers were able to hijack an authenticated session by using stolen session cookies to access ceases online services social media convulses after capital attack. A widespread shakeup is underway facebook's yanking posts of flyers promoting events leading up to biden's inauguration as terrorism and cyber experts helped the platform to ferret out images calling for harm the walkie talkie app zillow which hasn't proactively moderated content has deleted over two thousand militia related channels after finding it was used by insurrectionists and parlor the social media app favored by trump supporters. May never come back for having been scraped off the app. Stores kicked out by slack and cut by amazon. Ceo john matzec told reuters parlor filed charges on wednesday asking for amazon to be forced to restore its service. Google fixes bug that delayed kovic contact tracing apps. The api bug affected contact. Tracing apps worldwide delaying notifications sent to android users. The apps are built on top of the exposure notification system an api that google released jointly with apple to help health services develop contact tracing apps it looks like the problem only manifested on android devices. Not on ios the api. Let's developers create contact tracing tools that protect privacy by relying on bluetooth to exchange anonymous keys between smartphones an easy way to warn users if they've been in contact with someone who later tested positive apple yanks feature that lets apps bypass mac. Os firewalls and vpn's has removed the content filter exclusion list from mac. Os eleven point. Two beta to k known as big sur. The controversial feature had allowed fifty three of apple's own apps to bypass third party firewalls security tools and vpn apps that users themselves had installed for their own protection. The list included some of apple's biggest apps such as the app store maps and i cloud security researchers had discovered the problem this past october and had called it a security nightmare waiting to happen
NBA Postpones Tuesday’s Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls Game
"Just this afternoon. The league announced that both. Tonight's pelicans mavericks. Game and tuesday's celtics bulls game. We're being postponed due to covid issues the third and fourth such postponements of this three week old. Nba season and the number of players across the league. In kovic related protocols is mushrooming eleven on wednesday fifteen day jumps to twenty six on friday twenty-seven on sunday. We're still getting the full count from today. Here's brad stevens. Walking off the court yesterday after the celtics heat game had to be postponed. That game was called dudakovic issues on the miami side. But i'm guessing. The postponement was actually a relief to the celtics who as of yesterday only had eight players available themselves. Now that would have actually technically have been enough. nba season. Say if you got eight you have to take the court and play because frankly they need to. Games in eight is where they've drawn the line on the bare minimum to make that
Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision
"With just nine days left for the trump administration today a big shift in us foreign policy in the middle east which could have long lasting effects secretary of state. Mike pompeo says the us will designate. Yemen's who the rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization this could seriously complicate future efforts to deal with yemen's humanitarian crisis and bringing the war to an end with us as yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council mccormick. She joins us from auden. We need to quick reminder rena who are and what they represent to the state department specifically under mike pompeo sarala are otherwise known as to who 'this and they're the movement that took over the cups to of yemen's on a abide five years ago which sparked at the us to get involved in saudi led coalition in support of the government at attempt to remove them they significance for the united states has been an their accusations that the unser allow movement are backed by iran which of course for the us has broader regional at considerations and so it seems clear that this latest move is part of that regional strategy to try to minimize iranian influence in the region. This is quite fresh news. What is the reaction from yemen to do. Most people think this plan designation of who these as foreign terrorist organization was politically motivated. Well the news came in for us yemen time just this morning and so people are really trying to get to grips with us. At the moment. It's been mixed reactions here in yemen. Answer the otherwise known who have come out and in turn accused. The united states government of acting in a terrorist way other reactions from aid organizations have been the same message that has been given to the united states government for the last few months when such a move was being suggested which is that on many levels. This would be catastrophic and it would certainly have a widespread impact on the humanitarian situation. Here on the ordinary of yemenis who are trying to live their lives your organization the norwegian refugee council. What are you looking at are concerned about. What the implications of this they're going to for our ability to run an office hire staff and get goods into the country get critical supplies like food and water and supplies to help fight kovic around the country to the communities who need it's the most get materials for building emergency shelters an widely the kind of impacts that. We're looking at art. That really the feeling is that this will be devastating for the yemeni economy which is already in ruins after more than five years sustained violent or is it your expectation that the incoming biden administration will reverse this plan decision to label the husky rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization. It may not be possible to reverse this decision on if not then it is possible to put in place. The kind of protections in safeguards that are needed so these would be safeguards immediately and for all humanitarian activities near monitoring supplies. It also safeguards so that imports of critical and food and other supplies can come in and out of the country would go a long way towards mitigating or softening some of the impacts of this designation and as for the rest we i suppose we will have to see on the twentieth of january when the new administration comes in we are asking for the biden administration to make yemen one of its number one priorities on day. One re mccormick the yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council. Speaking with us from auden. Thank you very much here. Very welcome
Succeeding in PR during a pandemic with Victoria Kennedy
"Today we are talking. Pr i am so excited. I am joined by victoria. Kennedy who is. Ceo of victoria's pr and she works with a range of different entrepreneurs getting published a mentioned in top publications. Thank you so much for joining me. Today victoria thank you so much for having me gary. It's a pleasure to be here. It is so good to have you back. You are my first episode in twenty twenty one. Hopefully twenty twenty s behind us now twenty twenty was the weirdest year ever and it's impacted the pr world so right out of the gate. I wanna just talk to you. About what the last nine months twelve months have looked like since kovic started. How have you adapted your pr firm. And how has pr kind of as an industry had to adapt to cove it and this virtual world. That is a fantastic question in one about to say goes against industry. Standard occurs won't be on the show otherwise so the last nine months have been the best nine months of my entire career. Be best. I am so grateful for twenty twenty now really i mean because no no not but yes i am. Let me explain by that because it wasn't just good for me. I want to explain to you. Why now twenty. Twenty one is the best time if you're a digital marketer if you have a digital business to get into it because what we're seeing right now is a paradigm shift. That is what happened when covid been a lot of businesses went under and a lot of big businesses were too big to fail quote unquote realize. They can't do business the same way they were doing it before. What does that do. What does all disasters do. Destruction brings creation guys. This is our time for creation. Ice started my pr business. During this pandemic time it was doing real estate marketing. Okay had my agency agency owner marketer riot. I hit it during this time. My background is. Npr's it wasn't like. I learned something new however it was a it was a different business altogether and i took advantage because what a traditional pr companies doing right now. They're struggling the old ways to get into publications. Where you go to networking events and you smooth and you drink and you take people out to coffee in lunch and expensive. You know restaurants blah blah blah. You can't do that anymore in that is not coming back okay. Which is fantastic for people like us who work from home. You can work from anywhere in. The world is a matter which country in we can still network. Fine editors find journalists make real realize connections and then use those two to establish our pr business dwelling pr. I've used digital marketing to my advantage and hoping we can talk about that today but guys. It's never been better. This has been a great year in two thousand twenty one even better that i'm love your perspective. And and that's the hardest thing with a lot of businesses. Like you know it is an adapter die sorta situation and it sounds like you are agile and ready and kind of trying and figuring things out. What has the playbook look like in how. How has it tied into digital marketing for you in the firm. Yeah well it's funny that you should say that. But i'm i'm giving a tedtalk in two weeks in my talk is all about reinvention. Cool about how you must. Reinvention is like the new superpower being able to adapt is what is going to save. You especially now technology's moving at such an exponential rate jobs are becoming obsolete those who can adopt the quickest or the ones who are going to reap all the words not the ones who are. I'm so sad. Everything is turned out horribly. But there's always opportunity anytime. There is like in the great depression that produced the most millionaires. Ever i don't know that i don't know most people know that but you think about all this hardship. There's also so much opportunity guys in. This is our time to get that opportunity as far as digital marketing goes for pivoting. You know these big organizations are having a hard time catching up. So what did i do. I went in and snuck and got the market share. You know. i'm reaching out to people on twitter. i'm reaching out to editors on the platforms that they like. I'm messaging them on following up with things at big corporations don't do because they're too good for it. I'm not too good to comment a funny meme on. Somebody's tweet because i find it funny right. I'm not too good for that. And that's the thing. Those are the people who win. I was able to start mike. pr company. We went from zero to six figures in three months. And there's a couple of reasons why but one is. Because i wasn't afraid to work hard and to it's because i had already established my personal brand as an authority in the marketplace. We'll talk about the power personal brand how this plays into it but number three because there's a door open in the pr world reese's usual is not happening anymore. I took advantage of that by using my digital marketing. Spills skills in marketing and i transferred that to pr. So if you're in an agency like a dog maybe a dog trainer. Did you ever think about you can do that online. You can train other dog trainers online. Course right there's so many different creative ways we can think now guys think digitally because that is the future.
California Latinos hit hardest by coronavirus
"Back now with the group hardest. Hit by covid latinos in california. They make up. Nearly half of all deaths gotti short says more in tonight's inequality in america. Okay it's the start of the night shift in one of the areas in la hardest hit by covid nineteen and christiane say is just beginning. His rounds not come on whether christian grew up in this predominantly latino neighborhood what he sees happening to his community. Every night is overwhelming blue. That means that a patient is in cardiopulmonary arrest. This patient to now has had heart stopped the total of five to six times. He says there are two types of conversations happened in these hospital halls that rock him to his core some among nurses themselves. Sometimes it's like. Hey you know before we go into this room. His wife was on another floor and she didn't make it a couple of days ago. She just passed away so remember. Don't say anything about that. Then there though is when patients turn to him and ask this. The absolute worst is when verbalize it when they say. Hey i'm not gonna make 'em i you know. What do you say to that across los angeles. Death rates among latinos are twice as high as the rest of the population latinos hospitalized around three times more often than white communities doctor edgar chavez works at a community clinic in his seen ten of his patients die from kovic many from multi generational households who bring the virus home and then spread it within their family. It's really hard for us to see our population doing the work that nobody else wants to do front facing exposing themselves to cove it and then dying from kobe and then not getting the healthcare that they need not getting the vaccine fast enough some funeral homes like this one are averaging thirty body removals a day and those are just the ones they can get too often having to families that they just don't have the capacity this right here. This is a refrigerated truck that was brought in to deal with some of the overflow. Meanwhile families we for funerals to bury loved ones like ramon bustamante. It was agreed. He didn't have anything for us. He was a single father and an essential worker at a grocery store. Who said goodbye to his daughters through. A glass window might not his head but sh scar retracted little hards. A community considered essential but suffering the
"kovic" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"How gives you access to your own fully licensed and accredited credited therapist. Be a phone chat or video. This has been a A very difficult closing on a year. particularly you know who Dealing with covid there is less and less Desire for a lot of people to go out. And even i mean. I don't even know if they're therapist. I imagined someplace. Around the country there are therapists. Seeing people in person. But i tend to doubt it A lot of therapists. These days have long lists long wait lists. It can take weeks or months before they can see you but when you sign up with better help they match you with the therapist based on your specific needs and you'll be communicating with them in less than twenty four hours like i say Kovic is a time where i think. A lot of people are in desperate. Need of counseling and therapy for myriad for myriad reasons but This makes it really easy. And if you've never had done therapy before this is a great way to start once better. Help connects you with a therapist. If you don't think it's a good fit you can switch to a new one at any time you can do it. For any reason they charge you nothing else They have thousands of licensed therapist from all over the country. They have therapists with specialties. That may not be in your area. Much easier They have a network across the country. So it's very easy for you to for them to hook you up with a With therapist who has particular specialties..
"kovic" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast
"When i got back into this idea of entrepreneurship and thought i really want to be an entrepreneur but i had a very strong limiting belief that i am not very creative. I don't have the ideas or the resources. I'm never going to be the number one or ceo of a company. I need to find someone who has a great idea and latch on and be like a a number two or a coo or something. That's my best shot at being an entrepreneur and i held onto that limiting belief for a long time and i was reflecting on a realizing at this year that i have not only been struggling through figuring out how to start and run my own business for the last few years. But i've done it and i'm running a business that you know by many accounts is is successful in doing what i love making six figures and i make my own schedule and it's not perfect. I have plenty of challenges. I invest a lot back into my business. But i am creating new ideas and new income streams and all that sort of stuff on a regular basis. Now i'm not sort of something where two three years ago. I would have been listening to one of these podcasts. Like listening to this podcast and being like well. That's great for him. Yeah he's not me. Yeah he's not. I could never do that right. That's for other people. I love to be like that. I don't know how i could but it's it's just not possible but i'm here doing it and you're doing it and it's because we've kept doing the work to break through those limiting beliefs and eventually end up in a place where we're actually doing the thing that we thought we might not be able to do like i m the guy like you said you. You have a keynote where on stages of every now and then right. We're still in the middle kovic says stages to be on at least not physical stages but you know. I published a book..
Answering Mail From Our Listeners
"To any us i to answer questions from listeners. To editors many of you are familiar with tina jordan. Who is the deputy editor of the book. Review and elizabeth egan and editor at the book. Review our group text columnist and the author of a novel of her own called a window opens. Listen tina thanks so much for being here. Hi pal hi pamela. Thanks for having us all right. Let's take our very first question. It comes from ingeborg moran and she asks i'd like to know everyone's thoughts on the kindle. Has anyone become a kindle convert during kovic. She writes to us from pittsburgh pennsylvania. Alright tina ou. I will say this is a tough one for me because one thing the pandemic has meant for all of us on the books desk is that we're reading everything. Digitally and i have zero problem with an e reader. I actually use an ipad and not a candle. If say. I'm going on vacation but for constant everyday reading i will admit it has been a real drag i liz. I don't know if you feel the same way. But i cannot wait until the day when i'm only holding real books in my hands again. Tina i agree. I was actually a very early adopter of the kindle when it was first invented and i feel that it serves a purpose and has a place in my reading life but i feel like it is way more clinical than holding a physical book. You're missing the pge feel and the smell of the book. I have two very simple tips for anyone who is looking to weed into the world of e-readers one is to experiment with the font and find one. That feels most appealing to you. There are a few fonts on my kindle that makes me feel. They remind me that. I'm reading on screen and i have a couple that are more palatable than others. Here's my other tip. When i'm reading a book. I am an underlying her and appeared full folder and interactor which is a hard thing to replicate on the kindle. Even though you can highlight. So i put a post it on the back of my kindle and take notes that way. It's not quite as rewarding as doggy ring and taking notes in the margins but it does allow you to have the same vibe. All you actually raise an important point. Which is that on e-readers. You can increase the font size and for anyone who has trouble seeing tiny print for example. No one is in that age category around here tonight thinking of in my mother. I hope she's not listening. Shoot uses an ipad down loves it. You know because she can make the print big enough so that when she's reading in bed at night she doesn't have to have her glasses. You know i'm surprised. Neither of you is brought up for me. The controversial element of the raider experience. Which is the percentages rather than pages. I i feel like for me. That that's like the fitbit it's sort of both too much information and also not the right information. You know i feel like it would. It would take me down a very bad path. If i were to rely on things like percentages because i am finisher and a complete list in general and and i i do like to check things off and somehow that percentage thing i feel like i'd just become very focused on the numbers rather than what you should be focused on when you're reading which is in the words. Does that bother other view. Know it definitely bothers me and sometimes mind will say location instead of percent and it'll say location and then a number and that is baffling to me. I don't understand it. But i have learned how to use the go-to feature on mine which allows me to skip around a book and read the end before the beginning which i will admit i m prone to do. Oh i know. Don't ask but the other thing that i find problematic about an e reader as a as a reviewer who's who's reading a ton of books and kind of waiting a ton of books at once when i look at something on an easy reader reduces my recall like i can't remember the name of the author when i have a book in my hand i have almost a savant like ability to connect the title and the author and even the color of the spine forever in my in my memory i read. It is that that have shown this to be true. This it's a disadvantage for me. Because i can't remember what i've read and i can't place it in the same way which is also can be a good thing because it gives all book sort of an equal beginning in my mind.
Business Insights You Should Take Away from 2020
"Powerful insights. You should take away from twenty twenty here. We go number one and this might sound obvious. But we're going to go down a deeper level and that's you can't control everything that's probably the biggest thing we saw in our face every day is that you cannot control everything around you okay. You're on a coffee shop. You can't control a global pandemic right if you're on a software company you can't control if some of your staff members are infected with covid nineteen and you're down manpower. These are things out of your realm of influence. You cannot control it so you might be singled kilmore ghetto. But what's the point. The point is is that you have to recognize come to terms of the fact that in business those things you cannot control and you have to be ready for that. You have to be ready for the inevitable. There's a great book called the black swan by necessity nicklaus talip- the subtitle is the impact of the highly inflammable. If you don't know the author to lab is an investor and he's made all his wealth off the fact that bad things will happen. We assume being sometimes ignore the fact that the disastrous things like the covid nineteen pandemic is bound to happen in our lifetime. Now i know. Tala specifically considers cova to be something we could have avoided rather than an unpredictable disaster but for business owners. The principle still applies for those you in your thirties or forties. You have a pretty good actually We've had a pretty good run without any disasters. Most people go through a lifetime where they've seen multiple wars. They've had to serve pandemics disasters huge national disasters or even environmental disasters but the human brain is not wired to always anticipate this. If you really want to understand how the pandemic really affected economies has really affected your own business and how you could have benefited. If you haven't already read the book black swan it will allow you to put everything in perspective and allow you to utilize this experience so in the future when this happens again because it will happen again. It's just a matter of time when another thing like this happens again. How can you make sure that it doesn't affect your business your personal life but in fact you'll be prepared and you'll be ready and that leads me to number two. You can't control everything but you can control how you prepare and react a lot of people when this pandemic hit they kinda just put their hands up in the air and said you know what There's nothing i can do. No there's plenty can do. Let me give you an example. Many businesses actually saw an uptick during the covid nineteen pandemic because they prepared and they react properly nicole founder and wife has a personal trainer. Her name is amy mitchell and she runs goddess fitness shrines. He's outdoor boot camps for women and anybody who's in any business that is a physical business in person business that has people congregating. You would think kovic would just totally anomaly that business. No amy had the foresight and said hey. I got a pivot. I gotta change. I gotta have other offerings on my site. And she offered online training people training with her Via calls shows the helps them with their nutrition and diet plan and recently Amy shared with nicole that twenty one of her best years for business because she made that change because she had the revenue stream from online clients and when restrictions. Ease a little bit in australia. And things got back on track. She still had her physical boot camps and the line clients didn't leave. They still kept on going. This is a perfect example of being prepared and reacting properly understanding. That things are changing. Something happened something is different now in the world. I can't just do the same things i got change. I gotta react got adapt number three those who make it when it's tough. They thrive on the other end and this became very apparent in countries where the vid pandemic was under control and things started to open up and economies started to kind of go back to normal. There are many businesses. That just threw in the towel. Just didn't adapt didn't change the people that survived that rough patch. The actually now are market leaders are now really thriving because there's a whole lot less competition. There's a whole lot less noise and people who made it. When it's tough can really go on and succeed when things are back to normal when things are easier for the business owner going through something like this is like going through a war. People can't just be business as normal when bombs are falling from the sky. It's a rough time but those who survived and its peacetime again. They're going to become the market leaders for the next foreseeable future. So people that do the first to really benefit those who know they can't control everything so therefore they prepare and they adapt and react properly. The survived that rough patch and they come out superstrong so even if you're in a country where things are still locked down. Things are tough and covert hang in there trying to lower your expenses as much as possible servive because you wanna see daylight. You wanna be there when this is all over you want to still be in business because then it's going to be a whole lot easier for you not only because you know. The challenges are over from the pandemic but because it weeds out the weak. It's like what phil knight says in his autobiography shoe dog. And i'm paraphrasing here. The cowards and never tried the week died along the way that leaves us
"kovic" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Its positive. It's a great thing. I'm the ultimate optimist. I really am. And i hate negativity and so in my mind. We're just this time next year. We're just gonna be you know christmas as usual. And so but i'm gonna take you up on that that you host may on this same day two thousand wines yes about what we talked about last year and laugh about it one hundred percent. I think that would be incredible. What's really going to be funny as years down the road when somebody's playing a commercial from this time and people wearing masks. You know we're going to think that's so foreign. Look but you know being in the middle of it commercial where they're laughing about leggings back in the nineties and they'll be laughing squeezed aware hats and you know what sadly i can't wait for that day but we are in a positive were in a positive zone so a thank goodness headed in the right direction. You got yeah. So you've made an effort to continue traveling through the pandemic and we've also reported also things airlines are doing to make air travel safe so in your travels. Did you feel safe through the entire process of traveling. Airports plane or airport to destination. Oh my gosh. One hundred percent. Never once did i ever feel in harm's way and truth be told and this may sound silly. Felt safer during most of my travels than i did sometimes at my local grocery store which is you know crazy but some of these destinations that we traveled to out of the country. You know. they're requiring kovic testing. They have hundreds of protocols patent plays from the moment. you step off the plane. You you know you're looking at people wiping down your luggage. As it comes off the bow. I mean a lot of these places are even sanitizing. The bottom of your shoes. I'm not making that up on. Not only are literally sanitizing. They have a mat soaked in antibacterial..
"kovic" Discussed on Casandra Properties Real Estate Podcast
"You know gleaning that from mom and our kids. Don't have that opportunity right. Because we've both clearly made very conscious efforts to make sure that our kids wouldn't be a product of a single parent household right but in that there are some things that they miss right like we had the opportunity with mom so Of course during covid same thing. My kids get to see dad in full blown. Work worked at work which can be interesting sometimes But just the other day he pushing me on on interest rates and asking me about mortgages. Wait a minute now. The bank is paid back. How much over a period of time so it was. It was interesting. Yeah it was fun to have them see the other side of it and be a far more intimate part of my work life than the whole family than they ever were beautiful. Dorms rhona silver linings. Of what what we've got pull out of this dancing because it's been it's been tough so you build this amazing business you you did something and again talking about vision where banks have you know almost systematically taken any personal service out of the equation right You went ahead and made sure that somebody was not a number right. People want to connect and when you can connect with a professional in that way and they are taking the time that you're disruptor right. That's what you're doing better than anyone in the business and you are better than anyone in the business and and that's so important. People want to connect people are tired of of not getting a person on the other end of the phone anymore. They're tired of being a number. So you've got a great business. You're rocking rolling. Kovic hits what do you see. As as i don't know we emerging this year is it next year is a two years away which your forecast for folks out there in the financing world interest interest rates. I i don't see interest rates rising rapidly in the near future however long term..
"kovic" Discussed on Leading with James Ashton
"Embark upon that journey. That's the hardest bit and actually when you find the small business leaders really start to do bits of work on the business when they take. A couple of ours out to where the mentor or coach when they go on a sort of evening class at the local business goals start to explore paths to growth things bring things home very quickly because the one thing I will say small businesses they're very fast much faster than big corporates up making decisions and making things I suppose the challenge in you you leave this to your successor is you've detected this era of innovation in British business. This needs must at the moment, of course, as we go through Kovic nineteen but it's it's how much work. Carries on with the same velocity you once we get past the virus look I think there are two massive shocks to our economy this year. Which of course, certainly, in the case of covert have a really damaging impacts on the face of it. One is the virus and the other of course is brexit but what they both do in a way. IS THEY FORCE ON. Demand higher levels of competitiveness and innovation amongst businesses across the country. They actually engaged businesses to think about how to innovate. How am I going to change my business? Where can I grab more margin? and. So look obviously at a macroeconomic level, both of them are challenges and threats in the short run. But my hope is that they create a behavior change in British business that makes us more competitive, productive, innovative digital at it may be a while before we see that playing out in employment numbers on growth numbers and productivity numbers but I think we are going to start seeing it in behaviors right now because what it does feel like maybe less. So with this with this smaller companies, but there is still a criticism to be levelled at the larger. Companies you could invest more in this area in our and education and skills and so on..
"kovic" Discussed on Therapist Uncensored Podcast
"That is just a drain on your energy that you can change, and again I'm recognizing for some folks you can't change but the other thought that it had about it as grief I do groups and the groups are all online and I, set up at outdoor office. And we began to talk in the group different groups about going outside meeting outside and universally there's addre- doing it because then they would feel the loss of moving from these in person things that we didn't even know the value and losing that we took it for granted granted, and so it was interesting to me. It's like the thought of coming together outdoors and some Kovic safe way. resistance to partly because of the feeling the feeling of the loss and a sense of it was a good. Bye to the in person groups and. The truth is that loss already there and the grief is already there. It's just what are we doing taxi feel it and this might be a time to reflect on the things that you've lost. Every single person has lost so much in to feel it together. Let yourself feel it. That's right. Mornin let yourself feel that. Reach out and talk to somebody you know I was started. I was talking to my step mom the other day and. She's never a complainer ever ever ever and she was just going on it was perky as anything and then she just stopped and go I've lost my family and I was like the family gets together and we can't get together and it's so hard. I was so grateful that she share that with me and we were able to really connect in that and it's really motivated me to reach out to her in a different level and to help bring connection. Where we can, we can all get together. That's our beliefs at least, but we can do it in other ways. So one of the things somebody I wanted to do was shut out to one of our patrons who has made a request that I'm GonNa try to honor, and that is.
"kovic" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Ito how close you are to an individual. could be quite quite us for right you know. For instance I don't know what privacy and security implications of this is but you could imagine a situation where the foreign white raid. So gives an alert. If you're close to at infected individual, for example. Even. So this this this is this is one of the real challenge you know and I know the there was a lot of kind of discussions in kind of March April and may about how to do this in a privacy sensitive manner because imagine you know if there's somebody who's cove infected in your phone buzzes and tells you their cove infected, but there's only one other person standing around you. That's that's not great right? Because you're like okay I don't you have covid So so generally, how it works is what they do is. They. Basically turn your phone into a beacon yet and your phone chirping you know but it's doing this in a manner that has cryptography cryptography built into it, and so your phone then can listen in to these advertisements these advertisements. Do some tricks with what's called the Mac address or the identifier. So you can't really map it back to a specific piece of hardware and then using some very clever cryptography you basically. Can Query and say, here's the people. Here's the here's the the the CRYPTOGRAPHIC graphically secret pieces of information that I've seen over the day that's shared with the database overall but I can go basically then I can curry and say are any of these cryptographic secret ones did any of them have covert right and so then you your phone every once in a while goes out and Checks to see, and then you have a public health authority that's involved at provides kind of the here's the people who had coverted, and then again, there's some cryptography magic that goes on in the middle that than sort of marks it if you will. So the there there's it's very intentionally designed such that you can't know who had coach. Now there are certain cases edge cases where IT BREAKS DOWN Let's suppose. You know you're you're only at home you. And your spouse gets Kovic. And they're the only person in your phone is seen in the edge cases where breaks down. But generally speaking you know if you interact, you know with a hundred or two hundred people in a day, you're not gonna be able to discern who amongst that had covert and that's very intentional in their design because there's a lot of privacy. Yes. You know because while this can be very useful from a covert perspective. The concern is this could easily be flipped over to become a surveillance too and that's the. From thorough -tarian or just civil liberties perspective. You know there's a lot of concern on that and we we actually have an ongoing effort I myself a colleague looking at, you know, how do you kinda minimize the amount of information leakage for some of these edge cases and only expose the bare minimum? To be useful because you know what's your end goal?.
"kovic" Discussed on The Podcast Engineering Show
"All. Right. So here's the thing. Can you hear this? Yes. I don't know what happened drew in the last probably three months maybe during Kovic over sudden my chair is has become a squeaky chair and this is like. Kryptonite for. Audio, recording. So I'm like, Oh, now I, gotTa buy a chair. All right. Well, let's Try. Some wd forty or Silicon. Yeah could clean it up. Should I put like you know foam all around my chair on the top of the bottom of well, that would be the obvious answer. Foam on everything man. All right. Well, let's get this started. Come.
"kovic" Discussed on Building Psychological Strength
"Normally do for shorter distances and just try to like plug through it and it was I guess it was just kind of I opening to make. Just seem. So backward I never would have thought go slow down do less so that I can do it longer insane outlets kind of like a dumb, but it's so important. I, think what we're calling into school year when we're. In, Kovic continuing for. For months and months to go who knows. To to adjust that it's it's energy management and being setting realistic expectations and focusing on what matters Kinda tying everything together. Yeah. So just to run through those one more time. We talked about tip one being to what matters now deciding. What are your priorities going to be being ruthless about what makes that list and also with an eye to the future looking back, what are going to be the things that you really did care about like knowing yourself five years from now, when you look back, what are you actually going to have cared about? Tip to honor the choice that you're making the choice that you wish you could make. This is going to be a really big line because comparison holy cow, we really get into that. So easily tip three is to future pace to think about us way on the other side of this and did that thing that we were threatened fretting about? Did it come out in the wash and is it likely that it? It really didn't matter in the first place because your limited energy needs to only be focused on the things that are going to matter. To four self compassion. down. Regulate your immune system, allow yourself to feel safe. Allow yourself to feel supported. You need it. If you are wearing all of those hats you have to be supported and it might be you that has to give yourself that pep talk and be compassionate to hold yourself up. And then last. An iron man, go at sixty percent C. plus that's what we're going far. Keep yourself going. Don't burn yourself out. It's really hard to overcome something like that. When you're mid race if you've run yourself out, so reserve some energy. Don't burn yourself out right in the beginning. One awesome those were the five tips that we had for for. You is I would love to hear from you. Particularly, as your school year starts to..
"kovic" Discussed on Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
"And I can tell you that whenever there was like an economic dip and jobs were hard to find like my mom started buying X. wines like there is nobody in the room to provide any sort of context, so people just sort of. Right what they know, which is like? Oh I'm stressed out during quarantine and buying a lot of chips and I guess, and that's just what everyone's doing and so. Like the web that is woven in. In the way that we talk about these things, and then also in the way that we like. Sort of add them to our lives so. Much work to unravel. Yeah, and shopping is such a big one. Yeah, it really is and I think you know on that subject as well like we at brightly starting to think through you know why you know. What are the objects and the the issues that we're leaving out of our? Reporting when we think about ability and so yeah I mean we're. We're actively looking into things like intersectional environmentalism, and why people of Color have been laughed out of things like going to national parks and being involved in those types of initiatives like there's so many really interesting things to unpack about like the intersection between environmentalism race on somebody. We're actively researching and trying to do better from our perspective as well, but yeah, I mean I think. Think when we come back to like trying to kind of tie it all back in a shopping I. do think that you know again. Voting with your dollars is such a huge way to have an impact on we. If I was hearing from a lot of friends that they wanted to go out and protest, and be more involved and more, advocacy focused right now, but there were also you know living with somebody who you know? was at a higher risk of Kovic. They're trying to find these things to do digitally. And of course we can call our representatives an email and like do that front, but we can also think about like yeah, doing a bit more research to uncover know more black owned.
"kovic" Discussed on Hidden Brain
"In recent weeks. We've all seen millions of people do things that are profoundly unselfish even if they weren't particularly concerned for their own health millions of people around the world have followed public health guidelines and maintain physical distance from from others For many people this has cost them their livelihoods I'm wondering do you think the in nineteen pandemic gives us a way to think of fresh about about incentives about the human capacity to do the right thing even when it's Difficult to do. Oh yes I think I think. Covert nineteen is is going to change the way we think about economics and the way we talk about it. I think For example individualism and self interest have definitely gotten a bad name over the past of the duration of the dynamic. And I think we're going to be rethinking. The value of values that is the value of ethical. Values has an important part of how you organize a society so we need to have governments that are trusted by their people we need. We need people who trust the scientific advice of governments and we need people willing to help each other so I think we're going to learn some good lessons which is simply relying on self interest in markets and in relations with government isn't going to be a good way to organize. The future. Kovic tells us that we have to rely on other things communities neighborhoods obligations. We have to each other which are not self interested. That's what we're seeing is fundamentally getting people through this now of course. The market is very important. For example the market very important in providing incentives which will be very essential to the distribution production and distribution of vaccine and of other treatments including masks and so on governments are essential. I'm not suggesting that the government the governments in the market are irrelevant. What I'm suggesting is that there should be a third dimension of thinking talking and policymaking and that's what I would call community or civil society the things which are not governmental. But they're not they're not markets either for example. Think about social distancing is that a market phenomenon dough. Well is it a government? Well the government requires it in some places but it could never enforce it so what. I hope we're going to learn from this is that you have to rely on people's values such as they are taking a realistic view of that. That's the first point. The second point is oh. Guess what people aren't entirely selfish. Economists have to learn that lesson to people are not entirely selfish. We actually care a lot about others and the third is a little bit frightening. Yes we care about others. And sometimes we care negatively so for example there have been reported increases in tax on people have as descent in the course of the pandemic and the rise of xenophobia in public statements and Song is just another reminder that one of the ways that we care about each other is that we care about their wellbeing. We'd love them and we're willing to sacrifice for them. We also sometimes despise them and are willing to treat them badly so then I think we have to face up to the fact that a lot of these values that we have our susceptibility to kindness and cooperation comes along in the same package with a susceptibility to zealotry and hatred of outsiders. That's a real challenge for us in terms of thinking about how we can essentially have the better part of that without having the worse. I'm thinking that the covert nineteen along with climate change could be the driver of a new change Change in both economics the content and what we teach our students and also how we talk about the economy and how we talk about our futures. And if I'm right it'll involve words like community solidarity and not just self interest in markets and obedience to governments..
"kovic" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"There has been so little action to try and wealthy. The spread of it Its cruelty on top of punishment. And that's disappointing but that also speaks volumes to really how we do look at our jails and prisons in some ways and and some of the things that we allow And and some of the management of it at least in terms of how we done things in the past in regards to building mass incarceration situations. And you know. I readily concede that point. And I don't want my take on this to get twisted whatsoever. I don't want anyone to suffer from Kovic. Nineteen but unfortunately when you look I should say because but usually negate your previous statement and we're dealing with the realities of balancing public safety with the safety of the inmates seems to me that sheriff reams has already taken some steps Some pretty important steps in terms of Trying to create a social distancing in a very small environment. I just worry about the bigger picture here and of course that would be something we could get into all on down the line but I am concerned about public safety as I am about inmates safety. Does that make sense? Yes it does. And and it's it's exactly where I am on this matter as well because you're right you have to be able to manage both and.
"kovic" Discussed on Mindfulness Mode
"It's now March twentieth. Twenty twenty I record this and I know that it's so important to help each other. We all need to help each other. The most we possibly can and one thing I can do is share a guided meditation because this time brings on a lot of anxiety and frustration and confusion. And so I want to share. This guided meditation to bring calm to this time for you and before I do that I wanNA share with you. Just five specific ideas that I firmly believe in that have to do with Kovic nineteen in the first one. We all hear it. We can't wash our hands enough. Just wash your hands. Twenty seconds each time with soap and water and really do Sort of a surgical type wash as if you're going into the surgery and you are going to be the the Surgeon performing that surgery. You cannot risk having any germs on your hand. Second social distancing. Make sure you stay away from everybody everybody else that you're not living with everybody out there. Keep six feet distance. At least social. Distancing is something that can really help this situation not get as extremely out of hand as it might and the third thing is. Don't go out. Don't leave your home unless you absolutely half to. And of course there are people who have to. My wife just laughed. She's a critical care nurse and she just left for the hospital and she has to go out but most of us don't have to so. Don't leave your home unless you absolutely have to. The next one is live your life as if you have it. Live your life as if you are carrying this around with you and if you think that way then you'll be very very careful about who you taught your what you touch where you go live is if you already have it and the last one is have as much empathy as you possibly can for others. Because we're all going through this now. If you can just imagine that you know imagine somebody you love your your mother your brother Your sister. Imagine that their life is at stake. If you are not careful with these procedures that I mentioned just imagine they could die because of this corona virus and as we all know thousands and thousands of people have died. And maybe not in your community yet and I hope it doesn't happen but the numbers are telling us. The statistics are telling us that this is coming so we must be so careful.
"kovic" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"We do back. What brands that we sell and also equipment that we rent, and you can still find goodbyes at the sale though, you have to work hard to do it. Because there's a lot of bars in just a couple of things on your shopping list. We'll owners looking for real odors compaction equipment, bulldozers, articulated trucks. Looking little bit of everything just about everyone. We spoke with says the huge turnout is a good indicator. Not just of the market health of the economy and construction business in general. Checking out the good. You can't take these machines out for a spin. But you can put them through the paces guided with a Caterpillar excavator moving the big bucket up and back down. There goes the even let me roll it back and forth, but we can go straight back again. Grabbed both of these. There we go. Stop. So here's the disclaimer as a kid, I collected dinky corgi matchbox and talking toys and loved the construction machines still do apparently, I'm not alone. Kovic says the huge display often causes tracker slow down on interstate four people we'd gone from LEGO busy world, they'd see all this equipment and just kind of awestruck. Is you go buy some people actually stop here as long as they follow the safety rules. They can look around. I think it's pretty safe to say that when you hang around these big machines there's a little kid and.
"kovic" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Eighteen good morning I'm John Austa kovic, right now it's mostly sunny here at the broadcast center in spring garden seventy two degrees going to eighty two this. Afternoon in the news at this hour once was. A category five hurricane now lane is a. Tropical storm and getting weaker we dodged a bullet doesn't. Mean it's over we're going to have rain and wind and local, flooding I'm Tom. Foty An, investigation is underway after a man, discovers a badly decomposed body wrapped in a. Tarp next to his north Philadelphia home I'm Dan. Wing lawyers for wrongfully convicted man alleged misconduct by former Philadelphia assistant district attorney immunity for district. Attorney did really really broad I'm Cheri Gregg and I'll tell you what they want. Dealing with back to school bullying kindness wins in the end. So if you see somebody being bullied being kind to them invite them to join your group I promise them you'll win in the. End I'm. Suzanne Monaghan in. Sports fills. Losers in. Toronto final. Four to two eagles look for. Answers after Thursday's clash in Cleveland time CBS three meteorologist Chelsea, Ingram mostly sunny and nice today with a high of eighty two degrees tonight seasonable with a few clouds and a. Low, around sixty seven I'll let you know how. Long this gorgeous weather sticks around when we. Check eyewitness weather on KYW NewsRadio here at the broadcast. Center mostly sunny Seventy two degrees heading. To eighty two today KYW news time nine oh to a check of traffic and transit on the two and John good morning everyone is not a great. Morning if you're on ninety five southbound just. Passing the Walt Whitman bridge and wondering what's going on well ahead you got a crew that is working on the right shoulder right lane and center lane doing some sweeping as you. Get onto the Girard point bridge, so that jam up has been there for about an hour hour and a half now, if you're. Heading onto ninety, five heading for the airport might want to consider the Platte bridge instead, now further south your bumper. To bumper as you get to the blurry continuing down to, the Commodore Barry bridge and also, some northbound delays around three twenty two that's. Just built building volume adding to the shore that's. Also the blue routes outbound jammed from mcdade boulevard on the ramp onto the ramp to ninety. Five south down the Schuylkill we're seeing delays both ways eastbound heavy at Gerard little. Flow both ways around thirtieth street in little heavy coming off. The vine to get on the Schuylkill Martin Luther King drive closed for recreational activity Lincoln dry clothes ridge to Wayne for construction as, well as The Paseo Cavuto bridge closed for construction fell Monday on four twenty two west past trooper constructed in the right lane jammed up around the Saint gave. Curve in perkasie you have route one fifty, two and hill town pike mass with construction delays up there Heading over the bridges the left lane taken about the Ben Franklin bridge eastbound not much of a delay but once you get, into New Jersey. We see, on the mealy furniture. Jam Cam pretty good backup on forty two and fifty five little flow offload. Approaching. Sicklers, l. as you get on the Atlantic City expressway. That really jammed. On forty seven heading through. Morris river mass transit no reported delays next update less. Than ten minutes I'm, Brian Ramona the TruMark financial twenty four hour traffic center KYW news time nine oh three, tropical storm lane makes Hawaii's final August weekend a washout boring almost three feet of rain, some areas the storm that's been dumping rain and misery on the. Hawaiian islands there's no longer, a, hurricane, lane is now a tropical storm nearly stationary south of. Hawaii but the central Pacific Hurricane Center, does worn out of, the woods yet for Hawaii fees damaging winds and possible localized heavy rainfall yet to just stay prepared Hawaii's. Emergency management agency administrator Tom Travis smells it out this, way fared widespread fact of lane From wind and water are no longer likely local wind and, flooding remain possible the former hurricane lane, dumped nearly three feet of rain on parts, of the big island of Hawaii over about. Two days forcing residents to flee their flooded homes in waist high water Tom foodie CBS news KYW news time nine oh four police are investigating after, the skeletal remains. Of a, person were found in. North Philadelphia last night here's KYW's Dan wing Philadelphia police officials say the remains. Were. Found, next to a home on north nineteenth street just. Before eight pm. Chief inspector Scott small says. A man who lives at that home discovered the remains. Which were partially wrapped, in a tarp you can clearly see the legs from the knees down but they're completely, decomposed all you see his bones there's.
"kovic" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Welcome back those who are soccer fans in our listening audience would know that the croatians lost to france today in the finals of the world cup really big deal in the world of soccer in the world of sports and so i wasn't sure if croatian guest would be willing to still be here tonight my guest juliana juliana maureen marine kovic is now living in ireland and working as a journalist but i would guess that your loyalties giuliano are still with the the the hometown team thank you for the beginning yeah yeah it was really past match it was mainly to watch from the beginning but in the end of the bathroom and i'm sending my congratulations of course for the french team people while you're a good sport i wanted to have you on the program because of the excellent work you do and also as a thank you for this incredible endeavour of yours of gathering pretty much every article about these developing ufo matters on the story that's unfolding here from all over the world i mean that's an amazing undertaking well let me explain how everything started for me right so on december sixteen we had this breaks beijing article about the expose of the pentagon's program that had a mandate to investigate unidentified aerial phenomena popularly called ufo's advanced aerospace threat identification program was the name and it started back in two thousand seven so when i saw that i knew this is absolutely exceptional because as we know the current policy of public debate of your foes was determined by the condom committee which was the beach was university committee formed the back in the sixties to resolve the ufo question the twenty one year debates of the collected data from the project blue book which was official project of the us airports and of course because of the whole debate finally issue should be resolved at the time and common committee reached the magazine conclusion rights and from that time on whenever you rise this topic into any kind of public domain especially if you want to debate on the same physical they would always say well already it was already concluded back by committee that there is nothing to your false that there is affects the national security and would be no technological developments beyond the cure scientific knowledge by the your four days so minutely if we look at the new york times article we can see that the police do conclusions are now challenged by the program and that was so i said to myself i have to i have subtracts the media because i knew from the bus as i five many media if you don't start in real time especially read your shows with a quick tv news supplements it will be lost forever and i also knew that not many people are doing that so i immediately mobilize myself and practically i've ever seen during the whole day and i can tell you georgia's was really on active week absolutely from start to finish but at least we now have a public record office for future generations well it's an amazing amount of material it's it's overwhelming really how much has been written most of it from here but you gathered from all over can you give me a sense of how much attention the developments here about the pentagon's program how much it has received from media in europe i know you're in ireland now but what what the response has been in croatia andrew the rest of europe yeah i think we have to separate two points there we have something that's his cold related articles for example article appears in mainstream outlets in the united states and immediately goes and if beagles old term it goes to wires and other media outlets measly relates on their station sound so so that was that's fine of coverage but i'm lethal disappointed that there was no sorts of unique investigates two articles where journalists sports specific stations will give their personal outlook for the situation where.
"kovic" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Former buying munich defender nico kovic we'll be selected to be the next manager of buyer for the impending retirement of interim boss pine kiss a forty six year old has been the manager top frankfurt for the past two years arsenal movement onto the semi finals of the europa league with a two zero draw in a second leg win over cska moscow win six to three aggregate meanwhile athletico madrid advances as well despite a one loss to sporting c p with both marseille in salzburg rounding out the remaining clubs in the semifinals a project to expand barcelona's home cam not one hundred five thousand seats from its current capacity of just under one hundred thousand has been okay this part of the six hundred million euro project three generate the area surrounding the stadium the news not good for the san francisco forty niners as linebacker ruben foster has been charged with three felony stemming from his february arrest for domestic violence charges also include possession of illegal assault weapon found during a search of his home on the heels of the new york knicks dismissing head coach jeff hornacek after just two years you'll know magic have fired frank vogel also after two seasons vogel lead the magic to a record of fifty four wins in one hundred ten losses in the two years i'm dan schwartzman that's your bloomberg nbc world sports update mobile business news twenty four hours a day half bloomberg dot com the radioplus mobile app and on your radio this is a bloomberg business flash it is indeed and it is brought to you by interactive brokers investors marketplace an online service where traders investors and institutions can meet and collaborate enhance your trading experience or expand your business by visiting ib k r dot com show slash services fortyseven past the hour let's get you caught up on market action much more of a conciliatory tone on trade from the trump administration today we had news on the transpacific partnership as well as the us china trade relationship will take a closer look at that in a moment the dow is up one point two percent nasdaq composite higher by one percent and in the broader market the s and p five hundred was better by about eight tenths of one percent now the president also said that a decision on any military retaliation in syria will come fairly soon one day after tweeting.