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WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"less than 70.3%" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And I want to correct that. The 15 year old girl is recovering after being shot in the chest. This happened Friday night in Lynn. Not yesterday. Investigators say the shooting looks accidental. The state confirming 56 new covid 19 cases and two new deaths in their latest report here in Massachusetts. The grand total is now over 663,000 cases since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic less than 100. People are in the hospital from the illness and looks like the seven day average positivity rate is now down to less than 70.3%. The country is still pretty short of President Biden's vaccine goals for the fourth of July. Let's find out more from a B C's Chuck Sivertsen about 179 Million Americans have gotten at least one covid shot or about 54% of the population reports the C D. C. That falls short of President Biden's goal of 70% getting at least one dose. By July. 4th over a dozen states have 70% of their adult populations with at least one dose. And right here. Massachusetts is one of those states with 4.4 million first shots given out to people of all ages. It's at 12 38 overnight on Wall Street and business here is an update from Bloomberg. The pandemic has had a major effect on how we shop with online retail exploding. It also has had a lot of people adopting pets, with more than four out of 10 Americans making the move in the past year and according to the American Pet Products Association, sales for pet related items exceeded $100 billion last year for the First time put it all together and pet supply delivery is big. No one tells you what to expect when you're expecting a new pet..
Toby and Chilli
Washington, DC's New Area Code Will Be... 771
"The DMV is getting a brand new area code specifically D C. It will no longer just be 202. It will be 771 because they're running out of the 202. So they're going to faze those three new digits in over the next 13 months. 771 just doesn't sound fun. When it comes. It's on ly to 02 for me, just to 02 for me when it comes to DC It is weird how we get attached to area codes like producer Kayla, You're much younger. I know that too, for O was added to the 301 back in 1997. Did you ever know it to be 301 yet? Yeah. My house number when I was younger was a 301 number. What three wanted to 40 has been around all my life I was born in 90 for so this is the first time I've ever even been introduced to a new area code in my lay and silly year from here. So you've always been one with the 703, right? Yeah. The three originals was to 02 for DC 301 in Maryland and 703 in Virginia. And I kind of have a weird attitude about the other ones. I got to be honest, I mean, don't you get attached to certain area codes? Oh, no Chili. I got over area code's a long, long time ago. Because I had bounced around so much in my career. I've been in multiple markets and and then moving from Texas. So finally, I was like, you know what? I was in Tampa? I got my phone number. That was my phone number. I decided that I wasn't going to change my number again. Period. I was going rock with this 813 area code. And that is still my area code to this day. Yes, And that's what cell phones have done to us. Now. You can never assume you know where somebody lives based on their area code. You don't know, based on that area code. That's right. So get ready to owe to you're about to become 771 fun.
The Amateur Traveler Podcast
Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia
"The traveler. I'm your host Chris. Christensen let's talk about Georgia. I like to welcome back to the show. Tomo and Mexi from food FUN TRAVEL DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the Republic of Georgia's we're gonNA start with intimacy and head east. Tomo it makes me welcome back to the show. Hey thanks as always glad to be on the shore tomorrow makes me Williams. I didn't say your last name. Yes that's not married since we love to see you thank you. I didn't mention that I think because I not used to referring you'd as the same last name and someone makes me. We're on the show once previously in Philippines wherever the Yucatan Mexico you could join. That's right that's right. The more recent episode we have on the Yucatan merita excellent will. Why are we talking about the Republic of Georgia well? We actually moved to Tbilisi about a year ago. It's our third time living here the second time where here. We got married here a few months after that we decided we actually wanted to live here permanently and now we do so. We used to live in Merida Mexico for a while. That's why we talked to you about that a couple of years ago and now we live Tbilisi so when you say permanently. This is permanently from the context of a travel blogger which means more than a couple of months. I think this is more permanent than decisions. Cassia already almost a year and we've got no intention of leaving at this point. And why should someone else come to the Republic of Georgia? I would say the main draw here is firstly. It's quite undiscovered. It's a little bit out of the way for most travelers but it's beginning a huge amount of press internationally recently especially because of the food and the wine. It is the birthplace of wine according to the most recent archaeological evidence. And but yeah and that's eight thousand years old eight thousand years ago. They found pottery stained with wine from eight thousand years ago so at a definitive evidence that it was actually going on. People were making wine and drinking wine interesting. And what kind of itenerary are you going to recommend for US? So obviously there will be some wine to try but there's also a lot of history here because we're right in the e east-meets-west sort of area. We are nestled between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea with Russia to the north and Turkey to the South West and on Mesnier and Azerbaijan to the south and the east. So there's been a huge influence of all these different coaches for the itinerary. We're GONNA start off in the capital Tiblisi and it is quite a big city with a lot of history so this was founded in the fifth century. Ad. So it has been around for a long time. There's lots of different things to see when you fly in on the first day the flights that come in from the US and via Turkey or quite early. Morning arrivals cold yes. So we'd say the first day that you'RE GONNA be here. It's probably going to be a solid half day of recovering and sleeping and then you have like a half day in the afternoon to go out and see some things and then enjoy the evening and then have a secondary Tiblisi. It's quite a fun city and there's a lot to do here day. Three we'd be heading east towards Kakheti. Which is the primary Wine Region? But of course it's also a very historic region that changed hands between different cultures the Persians Arabs. And of course the Jordan's at the moment firstly we'd be heading to the hill town. Well it's a mountain town of Cigna guy the city of La City of love actually a town. But it's very beautiful nestled on a little hilltop with views down the valley and towards the Caucasus Mountains in the distance the next day staying in the wine region and moving too quickly which is right down in the valley. It's like a very central part of the wine region down there where the river valley runs through where the river runs through the Amazon Valley is the name of the valley and then day five heading north through the valley towards to Lavi which is the capital of Kakheti region. Kakheti actually used to be an independent state for a while as well with separate from Georgia. Now it's integrated with Georgia Day six. We'll be heading back towards Tiblisi through Tiblisi. And then there's a number of important historic sites just north of Tiblisi which include the ancient capital before Tiblisi. Which is called mosquito and also hopeless. Which is an ancient cave town slightly to the west of mosquito and also towards. Gori which was the birthplace of Stalin. And this will wind in that area for people who are real wine lovers. You can have some different wine region. They different groups in different regions. Definitely thinks to explore and then heading back on the seventh day towards Tbilisi so that people can catch they're flying out or if people flying out of Kutaisi. Which is the other main airport then heading from gory towards Kutaisi. Which is about a three hour drive so this couple of flexible options bad us the refinery excellent and we'll go back through that in more detail so before we get into that we should say that although it may be undiscovered it's not undiscovered on amateur travellers to other episodes of the first one at least ten years ago and the second one more recently and so we'll put links to those in the show notes and Tillman makes me have listened to the most recent one of those two so some of the things that are mentioned in there they may skip over. We'll see how that works for time but you started us in Tiblisi. Yeah so let's talk about. Maybe doing a walking tour covers some of the attractions. A few of these mentioned in the previous episode. But it's definitely worth mentioning a few of them again just briefly so that people get a general feel for it. Yes I mean generally in Tiblisi. It's this really vibrant city to visit. You can go out almost any time of day or night. And they'll be people out and about doing stuff in a good wholesome way. There's like restaurants that are our opinion as Baas. The repin sort of dining really is a little bit anytime. A food and wine is exceptionally important. Culturally he'll and as I mentioned earlier. It is surrounded by all of these really strong cultures. But when you actually come to Georgia and come to Tbilisi you'll realize just how unique the culture is here as well so there are definitely influences from those other places but it is very very strongly George into the core. They have their own alphabet one of the unique alphabets of the world. Always done that. Okay so some people say that has some similarity to Amin but when you look at it really doesn't lie. The symbols of very very different says a completely unique alphabet and lots of unique words and the way people pronounce stuff tight is one of the hardest languages to learn. For sure will. In one of the things I've always had trouble with with Georgia in on the amateur travellers site is I take every country and I- lump it into a continent and Georgia. I have placed in Europe. But you look at a map and it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah exactly I think Georgia in particular would consider themselves Europe and I think visiting. Here's a country. I also would just architecturally and culturally. I would consider it Europe as well definitely like Eastern Europe. But as you said if you look on a map would probably consider it to be Asia. I sometimes have a hard time putting my time zones in I can never find Tiblisi in a time when I'm changing from different countries. It's because it's always like nestled in Asia. But I think I would definitely say Europe and if we head straight south would get to Armenia Iran and Iraq and so Armenia. I would also be one of those that I would put in Europe culturally but Iran Iraq. I was certainly not Oshawa. John is just to the east and Turkeys just to the West. But it's the usual part of Turkey's eight is one of those as you say regions where cultures meet. Yes and I think at least from that perspective. It's because of the Orthodox religion right the Docs Christianity. I founded in Armenia in the fourth century or late third century century earlier than that. Armenia was the first Christian nation the first nation where Christianity became the main religion so it predates Rome becoming Christian in the three hundreds in Georgia was the second country they took on not too long after that. The estimate is somewhere between three nine three twenty six. Ad Different people have different opinions. And that was when Georgia took on the Orthodox religion poorly Al mentioned a little bit about that when we talk about some of the important attractions that relate to that a bit later on.
Radical Personal Finance
Comparing Graduate Degree Programs
"We're going to begin today with Daniel in Virginia Daniel. Welcome to the call. How can I serve you today sir? John thanks thanks so much for Talking to me I'm I'm pretty new to the radical personal finance but I thought I had a question that I've been searching through the back Cadillac Cadillac four and it. It just kind of concerns a master's degrees and Basically situation as my girlfriend is looking at doing a masters this fall and she's kind of apply to programs and gone in and basically. I just wanted to get your thoughts on. How should I think about Paying and kind of helping her out and basically She She. The cost of programs are Efficiently different one is twenty thousand dollars And the other is basically eighty thousand dollars and she makes about forty thousand dollars right now on could make you know maybe fifty sixty k when she finishes in two to three years and You know I make About seventy five thousand dollars a year and I really liked to to help her out in some way But I just want to know how how you think about kind of comparing those two programs they obviously have different reputations but they have vastly different costs. And just you know any any advice would be really appreciated. What would the masters degree be in? What areas of study it? It is in international development and they're slightly different focuses on the programs. But but that's basically it when you say that her income would go potentially from forty thousand dollars to fifty or sixty thousand dollars. Would she be would is that a guaranteed a pay increase for example her current job where she's happily employed says? If you have a masters degree will pay you an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars per year or is that a guess as to what she would now be qualified to go out in the marketplace. And look for. Yeah that that's definitely a gas. Josh not not guaranteed. How much money does she have currently saved pay for a master's degree? She has twenty thousand dollars in cash and and about ten thousand in investments. Does she have any other debt other than Does she have any of the debt? Currently I note that neither of us have debt and the difference between the twenty thousand dollars school in eighty thousand dollars school. I would imagine one is much much more prestigious but is there any sense that you can be confident that there would be a a major difference in her job prospects if she had the name Brand School. I so I do think her job prospects would be better with the name brand school. It's hard to really quantify how much better the prospects would be you know. It's a bigger alumni network and A more recognized program. The twenty thousand dollars program has it's only about five to ten years old kind of thing. Well here's how I approach it. Just kind of a few things got a lot of color to give you a fairly brief answer and just hit some hits is high high points on it for you so number one. It's dangerous for you to do financial planning together with a woman that you're not married to if you want to give her money and just simply say here's a gift of money then of course that's always you're right and I'm sure she will appreciate that. But given you have no legal protections of marriage you should not expect that there's any guarantee of your quote unquote investment into her education so marriage. If if you if you're married to somebody then you get divorced while then the judge sits down and you look at how much of each of us contributed etcetera and who's earned money and how we supported one another and things like supporting your spouse while you're spouses in school. Become a meaningful part of divorce settlement when you are unmarried unless you have some kind of financial agreement between the two of you which you can do as unmarried people then you just simply need to think that any money that I give. Her is just simply a straight gift and so from that regard from a financial perspective. That's not necessarily a very safe thing for you because you're giving money to somebody with no guarantee of return now. I doubt that that's a big concern for you. But as a financial planner need to start with number two with regard to a masters degree. I'm a fan of education and I think that generally more education does help I I question if credentials ation is necessary in many careers but there are some careers in which it really is helpful. I have a masters degree myself. Someday I my guess is someday I'll do a PhD at the moment. It's not interesting to me but someday because I'm the kind of person who likes to check off list okay. I'll get a PhD. But what I do think makes sense is to not overpay for it and I would be shocked if the eighty thousand dollar degree turned into that much more of job options that couldn't be achieved with twenty thousand dollar degree now. Is it possible sure? Are there field in which the the right network makes all the difference certainly You can make I think a strong business case at times for something like going into a name brand education ED- education market getting the Harvard. Nba Because of access to the alumni network because of access to the job offers. Sometimes you can make a very strong argument for the name brand law schools. Because of getting the plum the plush the pump plum internships. The really the really high level introduced with the high firms and that pedigree can be very very helpful for you that said It's a lot of money and so I would not go into debt for a master's degree and so what I would say. Is that if she wants to pursue the name brand degree I would either figure out a way to simply pay out of pocket for it Working her way through. Maybe you have to do it. More slowly or I would find a way to get reimbursed as part of a job so changed to a job where there's GonNa be some kind of reimbursement system otherwise I would go with the lower cost degree. I think that if you go with lower-cost degree you can check the box for credential. Ization yes. I have a master's degree and then on the side. You can access any social network yourself. You can access any demonstrate any level of capability you can study To whatever degree you want I have never found With the exceptional a holden exception for a technical study like perhaps something like Law School Engineering School But in international development I cannot imagine that that the the actual course of study makes a difference in her knowledge. You can learn so much more as a self taught student and you can advertise yourself so much more without necessarily having to get the credential that to me. It just seems like a waste of money if I had the difference between twenty thousand dollars. Eighty thousand dollars available as far as Of of of of money What I would do is I would focus first on getting the twenty thousand dollar degree and then I would take the time on the on the side to market myself. Effectively build a career oriented website. Make sure that I'm systematically building my presence in the field. You know an international development podcast is going to be far more helpful for her than You know where she gets to meet everybody. That's going to be the most helpful. And most impactful way for her to build her career versus getting an eighty thousand dollar degree. And so if I had the choice between spending twenty thousand and eighty thousand I would go twenty thousand because I have the money and can pay for it and then I would invest money into developing my brand reading the books doing the projects writing the papers writing the essays writing the blog. Post writing the books that are not a current that are currently needed in my field of study and relieved the financial stress. The only exception would be in my opinion if you found somebody who some company that we're willing to pay the full price of the degree and then in that situation things would be slightly different.
This Week in Tech
The Oracle v. Google Java API copyright showdown might move to the US Supreme Court
"Google is going to the supreme court. I think this is an important case. So I wanted to highlight it you may remember they lost the oracle suit over Java. It wasn't about using Java. It was about whether an API can be copyrighted whether somebody can take for instance, the Java API and duplicated Google petition the supreme court saying you've got to review this. Here's their argument unless the supreme court corrects these twin reversals this case will end developers traditional ability to freely use existing software interfaces API's to build new generations of computer programs for consumers, did I just mentioned with SABA uses the S three API. Yeah. Amazon probably doesn't like it. But at a p is public. That's the whole point of an API, and that's good for everybody. Just like we all learn to use Google rights, computer. Keyboard shortcuts, developers of learn to use the many standard interfaces, by the way. This is them exp-. Planing to justices that average eighty three years old. What an API is developers. Use learn to use the many standard interfaces associated with different programming languages letting these reversal STAN would effectively locked developers into the platform of a single copyright holder. In this case, oracle akin to saying that keyboard shortcuts can only work with one type of computer is that an apt description, Greg Farrell, and are they right? I think so I think in this case articles lawyers got one IVA Google's lawyers and managed to get away with it oracle. Of course was defending its Java and the control of the jewelry because system at the time Android was written in Java in article wanted to to extract some money from Google and article knows how to play these games. They're incredibly smart about this and have really good lawyers. And in this case, I think that they got got one Google Google has to do this. I think not just for itself, but for the internet lodge because if they lose this, then they can't actually. Read my website and skin for such data. Right. I remember we interviewed Jonathan Schwartz the last CEO of sun on triangulation. You can go back and look at it. And he was talking about the day. Son was sold to oracle. And at that time, oracle quired, of course, not only son's assets, but Java, and he said, I remember sitting in the room, and the lawyers the oracle lawyers. The oracle negotiators. They were rubbing their hands with glee because they knew they were acquiring technologies that they could make a lot of money on in court. Yeah. That was that was what they were excited about they weren't excited about what sons technologies were they were excited about the licenses. They were excited about the lawsuits.
The Tech Blog Writer Podcast - Inspired Tech Startup Stories
Opening dole noblewoman of I've been calendars
"Now as we head towards web three zero I'm predictably getting many many more guests around the emerging technologies such as blockchain things voice, search and sound much more. But as crypto investors will tell you the space is quite volatile at the moment and the first questions I usually want to ask when interviewing anyone around a blockchain company. He's what problems are you actually going to solve and why blockchain and what about the partnerships because without real world, adoption, it doesn't matter how great any technologies or any tech based solution is so today, I wanna try mixing things up. Yes. I have a healthcare focused blockchain company. That's developing the world's first And so over the course of three years, we've grown our pharmacy to one thousand monthly subscribers and this was moving into a project where we're going to be the first program in the country were any individual can donate their unused oral chemotherapy medications. These prescriptions that cost upwards of thirty thousand to sixty thousand dollars per month. They can donate those unused meds to our program in. We'll be able to re dispense them to low income uninsured patients. Who would not otherwise have been able to afford them in so insecure in up to two years of work with the state of Tennessee to get the law changed to even enable the program looking gearing up to start that program around October of this year, which we did successfully launch in late October. I started learning about blockchain, and I'm not a technical guy. I'm a pharmacist, and I'm not even very handy person for that matter, but blockchain just really made sense to me in that it enables price transparency you'll enabled the patients to own their own data monetize that data from chain of custody perspective at obviously makes a lot of sense. And I thought, wow, this would be a really great use case this specifically just recycling reclaiming these chemotherapy high-value medications using a blockchain system to reestablish chain of custody. And then ultimately, we want to track that all the way down to the actual health outcomes than our resulted when we recycle these men's and give them. The patients who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them blockchain just sets the stage to do all of that.