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Business Leaders Urge Mayor de Blasio to Stop New York City’s Decline
"For more than 150 big companies signed a letter to New York City's mayor urging Democrat Bill deBlasio doom or to help the city recover in this Corona crisis. The business leaders who signed on to the letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio include those from Goldman Sachs, JetBlue Bank of America, Macy's and the MBA there, urging the mayor to take immediate action and address crime and livability issues, saying there's quote widespread anxiety and are worried about people who have left the city not return. Earning soon. The letter does acknowledge the city's containment of the Corona virus, but expresses concern over the high number of New Yorkers who are unemployed, facing homelessness and at risk. The mayor responded tweeting that the city needs federal funding and urging business leaders to work with him in New
"liveability" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Tonight, WE'RE GONNA go back to your phone calls thoughts I we've got been calling in Charleston South Carolina. Listening also to tma go had been. Hey, what's happening and fellow I just wanted to get out of the way real quick that I get to hear rum in the mornings on our local here call in. She sure does like you guys a lot better than our local got really He's much more friendly to y'all. I just I I. It's just very noticeable the a lot of race. Racism accusations and things like that. It's usually about A. Fifteen second phone call before they hang up on him. So he calls the morning show. Them being racist well, I mean anything in the news he attached to some type of racism in you know it I guess you know I actually I tuned him out a little a bit but I I feel like I kind of dog I enjoyed you guys show hearing shows up all the time. Totally. Go get a beer with with jerome some night like if he's ever up here in Iowa and pick his brain a little bit man because he's a little place but I was calling to talk just quickly about an i. all take too much of your time. I spoke to you guys a few weeks ago. About our business here in in Charleston in the fact you know that were suffering. For covid and and the the actually you know that all the. Are and you know the tremendous layoffs that we had to do, and now this mass mandate. That, we have locally has been put into place. Charleston has it yeah? Yes the city council voted in a mass mandate and what does it apply to? Well. It's very, very big right now, I had an employee get a ticket standing in the middle of a parking lot by himself. And he had told his mask down to take a puff of a cigarette Oh my God. Make Sense that let wall? Yeah. Well, listen to it but the the people who write you the ticket. Here are not deputized. They're not there. There is a made up court in Charleston, called the liveability court. The court. I know is a joke. It's hilarious. It is the rich people's court that don't want to go to the core where you know you're barking dog case is right behind the breaking and entering kit. Though they have liveability court, which is a whole nother liveability division. Lindsey. Lily cops. There's a whole division of. Hold on just to clarify there's a whole division of enforcement agents in the city of Charleston South Carolina called the liveability agents and they go around and right people tickets. They're not they're not called liveability agents. They're called tourism enforcement officers they worked directly for the liveability. liveability department headed by one man. By one man appointed by the mayor and that one man. Literally dictates you know I mean. I I. It is so silly how much power one person has been given. Fans John Exactly Court what does he do? No He's okay. So this is how this'll work with the guy who got a ticket today. the CEO the Tourism Enforcement Officer. She approached ten said I wanNA see your ID. He said No. She said if you don't give me your ID I'm going to call the police because shit like again. Hit The dump button on this one I don't I. Don't think. I'M GONNA to keep you on the line here. Ben But. I didn't. I I don't think I did he I don't think it might have been. She'd have the southern accent. It sounded a little bit like the Bahn. Sorry. Go ahead with what you're. You're explaining how liveability if I apologize nothing nothing new. Boss man was handling things go ahead. So. He got a hundred dollar ticket. And he'll appear in court in October when his court date is. Which is having court. Can you appear in order they? Now. No actually that's a good question I I been there lately because all the fine that apply to me personally in my business, they're all eleven, hundred dollars every. Eleven hundred dollars for any infraction eleven hundred dollars that's live live liveability law. Not Not, not COUPLA but liveability law this tourism force them into agency sounds sounds very much like a bunch of mini tyrants running around Well so okay so Hill here court. It'll be able to tell a judge and The judge will rule, and just I mean just like a regular court, he's GonNa either have to pay the fine or the judge GonNa let them off or you cut a deal probably something like that. But I mean it's a completely different court. It's a whole separate course believable. I got the the. Website here Charleston Hyphen S C dot Gov liveability. Bill Right here was created to address the City of Charleston Ordinance violations related to the quality of life in the city of Charleston, liveability court is a criminal court in which defendants can face up to thirty days in jail and fines up to ten or could be one thousand and eighty seven dollars. Liveability court bench trials are held one to two times per month and jury trials are held about four times a year. and. So this is a completely city created court. I mean, can you imagine the city could just spin up its own court system? So that's what I'm saying like what happened I was sure that there's not some Group of attorneys. Is GonNa go crazy and say you know what I mean this is this is this is so out of line so sane but you kidney attorneys as. Business Business Listen I watched I watched the episode of forty eight hours that they did about how exciting and it was the first of its kind in the nation and this was so great and Here we are of. The fifteen twenty years later, and they're in charge of everything man I mean n- everything and how much revenue or the handwriting. Tickets. They rolling through eleven hundred bucks a piece. Right, well, and it's like I said, it's funneled up to one person who oversees that department and he has that pot. I mean the amount of power this man has can he just make a new liveability rule? Can he just say masks are require? Come. He can come down to where. Yeah he he can come down to to wear again I I i. don't I don't really want to reveal too much because there is a whole lot of retaliation, oh. Yeah. Come after you just for Megan. Come right down and. Write I mean. Tickets. To anybody. You know we've had people pleading with him about health problems and things like that, and he will not. You know he he will ignore anything you want to ignore he will is he's a judge or is he like the guy who's making the rules? Listen he's all he is. He's the top of the chain of the liveability court. That's inside Syria he and he is handed all power from the by the mayor. Then thanks for calling and sharing that with us here. Tonight I definitely appreciate hearing from You keep listening to this on. Court thing is bizarre. I have not heard of it before raise and it's one of the more disturbing things I think I've heard of recently, and in fact, it brings to mind a documentary called Divorce Corp. if you've never seen that it is a documentary that reveals the inner workings of family. Court and how family court stands outside of regular court as well and so this reminds me exactly of that except a new and different flavor. It's awful and it sounds like in Charleston you can just get find in the streets for not wearing a mask. There's a lot of places that are like that I. Wonder if there's any like anti liveability court organizations, somebody trying to sue the city somebody trying to do something because this is horrific when you get fined in a car now I've never got like a fine for Jaywalking or anything I don't know. But when you're finding a car, they take away your drivers license. When you're find your property is they can put a lien on your property but when you're find wandering around what do they? What's the enforcement mechanism behind the fine jail? That must be within thirty days right up to thirty days in jail..
Viz Agencies: CLEVERFRANKE and Interactive Things
"Saw the sovereign in. Let's get started so we have a special topic today. We decided to make even a two episode feature maybe even more episodes to come because actually this huge blind spot so whenever we review our trailer board with episode. We realized sometimes. Oh we've been so many but we never talked to somebody from field X. or from that area and it's been like this really with for years. Small to medium data visualization agencies. Which is insane because some of the best data is obviously comes from these types of companies and we talked to a lot of practitioners and researchers and whatnot but never really people. Running data visualization studios. Huge Blind. Spot happens but now we're catching up quick and we're inviting to even guests today and and we record another episode with two guests and this will be the next month so hopefully we're back to a good ratio of data agency folks and going and I'm personally super interested. I'VE KNOWN THE FOLKS. We'll talk to you for many many years. In fact I realized last year at encode conference that a lot of these agencies have been around for ten years longer and so it's really now fastening to hear of their long-term Perspective on how the field has evolved. How the field has changed if there is even a viable business and making high end. Crafted data visualization. Or if we will all be unemployed soon so curious to learn more about all this so as I said we have two guests the first one is Thomas. Clever I Thomas High Thomas Highmore. It's I echo. Thanks for joining us. And we have Benjamin Vita Benjamin Haven. Hi Maurice Ionescu great to have you on so Thomas. Maybe I could you briefly introduce yourself and your company and then Benjamin can take. Oh yeah absolutely so as you said. I'm Thomas Flavor or clever co-founder of Flavor Franca or clever Frankie. Most people call us these days. We're data design and Technology Company and we create anything from one of data visualizations to data driven products and tools. As we like to call it we have. We have our headquarters here in the Netherlands and we have another office in Chicago and Dubai. Yeah how many people are working for you right now around thirty two. I think if I'm correct thirty two now great Benjamin Harvard. You all right. I'm an interaction designer with sort of like a focus on information Shirley station and interface design from the beginning and then back in two thousand eight. I started writing a blog on data virtualization whereas publish my work and my research. It's also how we met I think. Also that's how I stumbled over an earlier and like a year later. I co founded interactive things which fairly similar to clever Frankie is a designer development studio with a focus on data driven products. We are a team of seventeen people. We're sort of like a slightly weird beast as we are five equal partners in the company. I think today's like my main focus is leading the company as the managing director. I have a few teaching assignments at universities on data visualization and and sort of organizing database. Sirak meet up here in sick right. So Benjamin there maybe just two people get a sense of okay. What type of product elected do or what? What's your approach is there? Maybe one quintessential project where you could say okay. This is really quintessential almost inactive things project where you could say. That's that's really good example of the type of work we do and we like to. Yeah that's you know like picking your favorite child right. So I think the project that sort of comes to mind is is actually two one two projects and that's education inequalities and education progress so these two websites that we have built for UNESCO and they are sister products in a way even though they're seven years apart so education inequalities already seven years old now and education progress was just released. The first was an exploratory tool our allies in disparities in quality of education and to second is Dan an explanatory publication summarizing the key facts and trends and so in a way they present to coins of the data. Visually say are two sides of the data. Visualization Coin Servic exploration for discovery and explanation for understanding and besides being interesting from data visualization perspective. I think the project also rank very high in our in our view because of the purpose they both advance to sustainable development goal for forward which I think is an important aspect so inclusive and equitable quality of Education. For All the second is the client. Unesco has been a long term and very very committed clients to the success of each of their project and then in terms of craft brew bows challenged in design. Antidevelopment went we work on these projects. And and typically we've seen iskoe. We are allowed to pursue a very iterative process instead of Servic fixed scope waterfall type of process. And I think sort of these Su- yes bex or for aspects purpose client crafting process are important to us and I think they are. Well reflected in those two projects. Great Tell us how about you is a similar example like Ben set. That's always very hard and I think if you look back over over the years that we've been running the business. There's always some quintessential project some lighthouse projects that I think really define you as a company to take a next step in where you are if I have to choose then. I think the the Mobility Index website that we created for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning is is one of my personal favorites really because it brings together a lot of lot of things dear to my heart. Dear to our companies hearts in the sense that it's it's a mix of experimental data viz with an important message behind it. The CMAP approached us because they had written a new mobility plan or a new urban planning plan so to speak for the city of Chicago which was pretty much. The first comprehensive urban planning plan since Daniel Burman Burnham which was about one hundred years ago and really outlined around economy mobility and liveability where the city should be heading and also the challenges that they face so mobility is a very important topic to the city of Chicago. Think Twenty five percent of the workforce is somehow tied to freight transportation. All those type of things and you know the the investment that needs to be done in the infrastructure there is about thirteen trillion dollars To really convey that message they asked us. Can you can concise. Can you digest plan of six hundred sixty pages into one interactive websites? And of course we said yes remembering that on the way there on the plane. I was reading through that plan and thinking. I'm not sure how we're going to do it. But it was really it was. It's a really nice project in in how we did a lot of editorial stuff on on understanding the plan and thinking how can we explain this plan to you know anybody down in the street but also to business policy makers journalists politicians and? There's a whole editorial sort of structure that you know. There's a bird's eye view over Chicago. And then as you dive into the topics you'd literally dive down into street level. There's different types of visualizations from charts to. We were using new technologies at the time. This twenty fourteen so yeah a lot of a lot of boxes that are ticked in that project and I think you know looking back. I just realized when I heard Ben talk that that was the first time that we set foot in Chicago and here. We are six seven years later right here. We have the office in Chicago so really. It's also the moment in time. I fell in love with that city
Hellboy talk with Tim
"Are seeing more of change. I think in response to books like Hell Boyer Black Hammer. Where because there is a firm time line and things are happening characters have to react to the things that are happening even if they don't have full context for what's happening so that's what you like about hell boy be. Pr General. Think helpful like you said Houston's Gone Yeah Houston's gone what are you GonNa do hell boy died? What are we going to do? And that's another thing stopped me please. If I'm going off the rails in the world of hell boy. Bpd WHAT HAVE YOU? Death is final unless it isn't and what I mean by that is when like okay but speculate for just a second over. I'm going to spoil recent events in Batman that's okay. I'll put spoiler at the beginning. The Alfred was killed by Bain in Batman a couple months ago Alfred. Dying is a huge deal. It's a very good story. I'll be really hard pressed to say in five years. We're not going to have comics with Alfred. M I think we'll see Alfred Comeback in the hell boy world if there was a a character analogous to Alfred. If he died he'd be dead. There's only been three characters I can think of who haven't stayed dead One of them is Huma Hunky list which is hard work as say I can read it forever. A monkey lists named Roger. Who's liveability is questionable? At best the other two and I could be wrong as well like I'm not concrete giving you information but This based off the best of my recollection the the other two characters would be Rasputin. Who is the main villain and Hell boy himself and when hell boy is brought back it's not his choice. There was There was a thing that I want to say. Scott Allie who was an editor and a writer on BP said is If he said death is final and things will break and if things are repaired they will still remain broken. So if you like break glass table you can put that glass table back together. It's not going to be as strong as it was. And that's kind of a tenant and B P R D if we're gonNA break it we can put it back together but it's not gonna be the same as a storyteller in a fan of of character the way hell boy and it's related books handle stakes is so it's so unlike anything else you're gonNA find in modern pop culture and he loves. Mike loves the supernatural world. Because I hadn't read hell boy before but I read Joe Gholam which is one of my aches works and it has a very supernatural tinder taste to it for lack of a better word but he really loves that supernatural world when I was reading up about how he came up with hell boy and the Supernatural. In general he started. Reading Brahms stroker's Dracula and just got sucked into the all. The supernatural world and missed. Go along with that and even see that. In Gotham by gaslight. Yeah I think that's where he got a lot of this inspiration because like you said. Eprdf just kind of a supernatural monster story arc on each in how he tries to solve this mystery so to speak. But I really like those like you said the BP because they're short. In general. At least the ones I read are fairly short. They're kind of wins a call because they take place in the past share. Well it's it's interesting because Mike men ULA has trusted so many people with his world. Geoff Johns has written for PR. D- we've got Chris. Roberson does a lot of stuff Scott. Allie Gabriel Bah and Fabio Moon. Who ARE TWINS? They've done some work on a book called. B P R D vampire. Let's just phenomenal. It's so good Abe Sapien had his own series for awhile and there were another set of twins that were working on the art in that and their names escape me off hand but pitch perfect. They're wonderful the those twin they're now working on Lucifer for DC like the the Black Label Sandman books but It's just so good There's a horror comic called Herro county that's written by. Cullen Bunn the art and that is done by Tyler Crook and there was a tiny little bit of animosity because Tyler Crook was the second main artists on E. P. R. D. And when he went over to do Harrow County kind of left He left the crew in a bit of a bind and everybody was a little upset but also he's doing the work of his career on. Harrow. County That's how we got Lawrence Campbell as the main artist on be prd through throughout the run of like hell boy traditionally the art in that is either Mike Minneola or Mike. Minneola esque yes. There's a there's a very good so pretty still pretty rough so to speak but it I think it fits in his universe. Yeah it absolutely does. If we're not getting Mike Manolo. We're getting somebody like Dunkin for Griego who has a very manolas style over. Mvp what we got was a completely different visual. Take and we had guy. Davis was the main artist for play frogs. Hell on earth. We saw Tyler Crook and then going into the devil you know we had Lawrence Campbell. And they bright. They brought a very interesting like real world. Visual take on what Mike Minneola drew as more than esoteric stylized monster world and just like injected it with like this fierce ground level realistic take in it so to to see how Lake Dunkin for draws Abe sapien versus how Mike Minneola draws EP and versus. How Tyler Crook Draws Abe sapien versus? It's so it should not narrative Lee speaking work. It shouldn't do it Michael did a whole issue of of that. We have a painted issues that are done by just masters of their art. And it's it's so wonderful and and just the fact that you can have these visual styles who divorced from divorce from the words divorce from the writing you would never know that just because this character looks a little more cheesy in. This character. Looks a little more realistic. There is no. There's no what if in the hell boy universe whenever you read a story As far as the comics the short stories are a little different. There's pros and all that but we're talking about the comics there's not Lak- what if Abe Sapien was fighting in World War. Two like it's there's none of that every everything you read actually happens To those characters in the world of hell boy and having such unique creative voices all working in tandem to tell this one epic it should not by any right work and if it does work it should not work nearly as well as this does and it is so much fun it does. It's a fun a fun book. Speaking of you talked about Abe Sapien. What is your favorite character from hell boy? Do you bomb or is it a cop out answer cop out answer and then maybe might cop out. Answer is Every every major comic book company I believe has a trinity of some kind so. Dc Has Batman. Wonder Woman Superman Marvel's got Captain America. Thor and iron man You could argue. That image has spawned in which blade and someone else that I can't think of offhand For Hell boy it's definitely you've got an expansive universe of characters but it comes down to Abe Liz in hell boy and if I get one of those three I'm going to have a good time and be in for completely different reasons there so three very different characters In the in the Gemmell del Toro movies. They had a romance between. Liz and hell boy does not exist in the comics. That's not a thing If anything Liz and Abe kind of have an unspoken thing that nobody ever acts on and that's kind of cool because you've got fire and water and that's like a neat neat thing like that. Yeah it's really fun. But if you were like gun to my head me pick a character man. It's GonNa be a tie between it's GonNa be a tie between Captain Daimyo from be PRD. Who is in the newest? Hell boy movie. He's the the wear Jaguar. I love him or Johann Johann Krauss whose an echo plasma ghost in a in a sealed suit don't make can't choose between those two a close honorable mention would be roger but I can live without roger it's fine but But no I love and that goes to the military guy in me I love. Diageo is a traditional military guy and he is just he's hired basically to militarize the PRD and get them to work as a cohesive unit and he just comes in and he's like all right. Look I'm done I'm done like I cannot handle. Whatever it is you guys are doing. I need you all. Just cut your drama. And let's do this. And he just has no time for any of the. He's he's not ignorant to the fact that he's working with monsters he's he gets to the point where he's like. I don't care that you're monsters. We have work to do. And I absolutely love that. And then Johann who was voiced by Seth McFarland and the second held boy movie the The Golden Army In the comics he is so flawed that he is. He's the most fun to read. Because you you just like him you just like him and he makes some really dumb stupid mistakes but they're mistakes that you could see yourself making and you see some emphasis me speaking of myself when I say you but I see so much of myself in him that when he makes a mistake. I'm like own own. No real world content is one hundred percent what I would do and we would all be in so much trouble So I absolutely adore the dichotomy of those two and they don't get a wall but No it's my it's A. It's a complete cop-out I answered it twice with no actual answer. That's okay. I like the fact that like you said it is kind of whimsical. Boys Got A. Would you say it dry sense of humor? I would say Ri- I think is is not so much dry it's like. He knows he knows what he's just so he's just kind of he's perpetually forty and he could you imagine being being against. I'm in my late thirties. Man If you just I would be unstoppable if I had energy and I see hell boy as just perpetually old enough to know better young enough to not care and he kind of can get away with
How to Chill Out About (And In) Your Home
"So we're talking about How to chill out about your house so I think it's really important here to talk about the real goal of getting your house under control around here. Meaning our community of lovely people who are working on our houses are. I can't speak for you but I'm just going to say that you know if I was going to mission statement which I probably should now that I think about it but whatever. The goal around here is not perfection. The goal around here is not to have a magazine worthy home. There are a Gillian. And I think that's an actual number of Decorating websites and there are some that are I mean. There's lots that are amazing and I love to look at those. I am not just one of those. I am not a decorating or furniture arranging or you know any kind of a site where the goal is to make your house look amazing. Michael is from house to be livable you now. I mean this is all based on what I've done in my own home over the last ten years so I mean that's that's my own personal goal and I think in the beginning. I didn't necessarily know what my goal was. I just knew I could not stand my house the way it was and the better it got the more I declared in the easier it was to live in my house the more I realized. Yeah liveability. That's my goal. It is not perfection. It is not finding the best paint color. Even those things are lovely and wonderful and as I've been able to do those things I really appreciate it and often it does help me with my overall. You know keeping the clutter under control as well when I have very defined places and placements for everything but that is not what we talk about here. We talk about making your house liveable. Okay like that. That's the goal of decluttering is not to make everything perfect but to make it to where it's easy and comfortable to relax in your house to enjoy your home. You know I talk about the container concept meaning you know spaces are limited and I can only fit what will fit in there and a big part of the overall container concept for me as a realization was realizing my house as a whole is a container and my family deserves space inside of that container. Meaning we need to be able to move around and do the things that we need to be able to do. We need to be able to sit down and have dinner together at the table without it. Being a decluttering project I to get two weeks worth of random pile up of stuff off of the table. You know what I mean like. I need to be able to cook easily. Because that's what the house is for. It's for our family to function together to live together anyway so realizing that real goal of getting the House under control is to be able to relax brings about this idea of how to chill out about your house and this is something. That's interesting to me because I see it and I hear about this from people. Not only those who are coming from the same place where. I was coming from of being completely and totally overwhelmed and not knowing what to do and feeling like they were constantly failing at trying to get their house to not be a total disaster. You know I also hear very similar. Really the same exact issue coming from people who can't stop cleaning who do see the CONSTA- imperfections and so they're const. They can't relax about it. You know and that's not the goal either here you know. The goal here is not to have the house be completely and totally picked up and then not be able to sit down and relax and enjoy it because every time you turn around somebody spilled something or brings toys out or whatever all that kind of stuff you know it can go either direction to not be able to tell us about the house and I mean that was me that was one of the reasons why when I had you know worked on my house in the past and try different methods one of the reasons I gave up. I didn't like the person I was you know. I did not like the person I was when I felt like I was holding on by my fingernails to keep my house from being a total disaster and it was like I had made some improvement. Then you know. My kid did something that they had always done before. And yet this time it was messing up my perfect space that I had worked so hard to achieve and I lost it on them and I thought wait a minute. I don't WanNa be that mom like it's it's not worth it to me being. That mom is not a price. I'm willing to pay to have houses under control like that wasn't okay with me. And so this whole idea of. How do you chill out and just enjoy? Your House is the question and you know. We're coming from the perspective here of you know I was not able to enjoy my house because it was out of control because everything was harder to do as harder to cook dinner. It was harder to you know it was really almost impossible to have people come over on any kind of a spontaneous basis or without two weeks notice or whatever. I mean like I. It was too difficult to live. I was not enjoying my house. I want my house was not serving the purpose that I wanted it to serve when I agreed to pay the mortgage on it. You know so anyway you know I I did. I loathe the state of my house at some point so I wasn't experiencing what I had envisioned when we bought the house and that was frustrating to me so things I've heard people say recently. That kind of confirmed this concept. That had just been coming up in different conversations. You how much time that. It frees up to do the things you just want to do. When the dishes aren't waiting to be done. Okay keeping up with the dishes knowing that they're going to get done tonight and that that will help the house. Standard Control Okay that the house is not going to get completely out of control. As long as I do the dishes knowing that and knowing that I have a routine in place and knowing that I can trust like actually trust myself that guests. The dishes will get done. We're not gonNA completely run out of dishes that allows me to take an hour or two or ten minutes. Whatever and you read a book or do some you know. I remember when my kids were little and we were going through this whole process. It's like I felt like. Oh we can. Do that kraft thing you know that before. It always felt like anything that I wanted to do. That felt fun and relaxing. It was like I didn't feel like I could do it because weighing on my mind. Was this unfinished task of cleaning the kitchen. You know and and knowing that the kitchen was a total and complete disaster meant that I couldn't sit down and enjoy doing this. Not because I'm this kind of person am I gonNA seconds down from a kitchen? Not Be perfectly clean. That's not even what it was. It was even if I didn't know that that was what it was. I always felt like no. I have too much to do but once I got the kitchen under control it just kind of freed up of me not feeling this constant feeling that. I'm failing at my house like when the kitchen is under control even though there are parts of the House that aren't under control. I'm not talking about everything being their control but just the kitchen because the dishes are done every single day. It just allows you to relax and be able to do that other thing. Okay but a lot of it here too is knowing the dishes are going to get done tonight. Okay knowing and trusting myself that that is actually going to happen allows me even when the there are dirty dishes in the sink should be able do the thing that I want to do without feeling guilty to be able to relax and enjoy my home because I actually trust myself to get those done because I actually have a routine and I know the routine that actually works in our
What is geo-engineering and how could it help tackle climate change?
"It sounds like something out of a movie system of satellites controller with a movie with a really big disaster detention for catastrophic weather events global scale a general store but the idea of manipulating our climate in order to survive is a real thing it's being developed by scientists right now and it's called Solar Geo Geo Engineering. The problem is it's risky I'm Gabrielle. Sierra and this is why it matters today should we dim the sky a dire warning this morning from climate experts a UN panel says governments around the world must take rapid action to curb rising temperatures plummet. Climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization very liveability. Our planet is extinct not in ten years twenty years thirty years but right now so solar measuring is the idea that humans might deliberately liberally alter the climate somehow to change the energy balance of the earth the reduce some of the climate change that comes from accumulated carbon dioxide. They can't undo all the environmental risks of carbon dioxide Maybe it won't even undo hardy. Any of them. We really don't know very well but it best it reduces some of them mm-hmm. That's David Keith. He's a professor of both engineering and public policy at Harvard. He's also one of the world's leading researchers on Geo Engineering so I've had a big onstage argument with Al Gore and factors did few years ago. where he I think his underlying position was that it was dangerous? Even talk about Solar Jewish assuring because it would destroy emissions cuts to me the worst way to handle this is to keep the kind of Tabu intact to not bring us is out in the open to keep not talking about it and then to get to a situation. Where even if we don't talk about it some country moves forward to deployment and we have under crisis to make decisions both about the technology and about governance? Today people are starting to talk about Solar Geo engineering a little bit and if you want to know what it is you have have to start at the beginning with climate change. So here goes the most important driver of climate changes energy use fossil fuels coal and gas and oil when they're burned to provide us all the energy that allows one hundred world to work. They put carbon dioxide in the air and that increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes the atmosphere try or heat and it tends to warm up the climate. A good way to understand this is to think of carbon in the atmosphere as a huge blanket covering birth it traps in the heat the more carbon in our atmosphere the hotter it gets under the blanket and that causes all sorts of changes so the most obvious one is warming warming but it will say melting ice sheets and chicken race sea levels will increase the intensity of extreme storms and rainfall events. All all those collectively will produce a series of human environmental impacts and that's where solar geo engineering comes in. But how does it work. Give me just like a step by step of that process. Sure so in a very basic way we wanna get aerosols of some sort into the upper grabs fear. Probably with specially designed planes. This is achieved. SUCCI is the research governance and public engagement fellow. Hello at the Union of concerned scientists. They would admit these aerosols which then stay in the atmosphere for on average of a year or two and then we would need to continue that process again and again to maintain the temperature. We have reduced so aerosol like hairspray basically but a different different chemical compound. Okay so these planes would fly up super high release chemical compound that would then make a cloud essentially but ah more dispersed layer that would cover the whole Globe and then do what and so that layer would reflect sunlight. The idea idea here. Is that when we bounce sunlight back into space we reduce the amount of incoming heat. So you'd have to keep doing this over and have to keep doing this has it's been tested Ed. This has not been tested. The only test we have is a natural analogue of a volcano. So the the most recent volcano that exploited that got aerosols into the stratosphere was Mount Pinatubo Nineteen ninety-one and we notice that there was about a half degree of cooling that lasted for a few months so people just look at that and they were like. Oh what's do that. I think people like. Oh that's really interesting. I think we should look into that further and then that that research led into this space as a potential way to help cool the planet. We can't just wait for volcanoes to erupt so scientists are trying to figure out synthetic ways to do the same thing and aerosols in the stratosphere are just one of the options there other ideas of manipulating cirrus clouds ways as you could reduce the amount of these thin high clouds which act as heat trappers. puzzles to modify Rian stratus clouds. Kind of Lok Lousy off say say the coast of Seattle to make them a little more effective and finally at least in principle you could imagine humanity constructing some kind of reflective shield in space between between the earth and the sun aside from these methods. There's another one that involves recreating woolly mammoths. Yep you heard that right woolly mammoths. Another plan involves spreading. Sand oversee is to keep it from melting but the one method. That's getting the most attention. And the one we're talking about today is atmospheric aerosols aerosols and a big part of this conversation is risk. Scientific risks are not willing understood. We've done a lot of modeling. The space face in there is general ideas of how it could affect precipitation or extreme weather but it's not a robust understanding and especially at you know a small enough enough scale for different countries to know how it might affect them. So what are the chances that messing with our climate this way will have side effects and unintended consequences on says it's one hundred percent certain that something you do with this scale we'll have side effects an unintended consequences. Anyone who thinks that this is some magic fix that will perfectly GLI reduced climate risks and work exactly the way we expect anybody who thinks that is not. I think we can do lots of research and we could learn a lot but at the end there will still be lots of unknowns. Are there any known risks already. Oh lots of known risks so it could deplete. The ozone layer could change the circulation the stratosphere it could cause air pollution. Because we're talking about adding aerosol so the atmosphere we know those are pollutants by blocking sunlight. It could reduce crop productivity. There is a big range of risks for each of the risks. I said they're now quite a few scientific papers. Have begun to really look at those quantitatively and for each the rest. I said it looks like based on early research that the actual scale of those risks is pretty small compared to the benefits of reduced harms through the reduction climate change. But I wouldn't leap inclusion that we know that the risks are small compared to the benefits. I think we can say will call on its is. There's enough reason into believe it could dramatically reduce human. And if I'm honest is century that it deserves serious research so what. What are the chances that some regions will suffer more from the consequences of Geo engineering than others because if someone just decides that they're going to do it it's not just gonNa Hover over one country it will affect the entire world so we know for sure? There are ways that you ensuring could be that were produced hugely equal destructive destructive impacts so for example you only did it in the northern hemisphere and reflected sunlight in the northern hemisphere. Put ourselves in there and not in the Southern Hemisphere. You would shift the band of rainfall and the tropics with big big impacts. We know for sure that would be destructive. The evidence is that if it's done in a way that is globally uniform. You aim to have roughly the same because radio forcing same amount of sunlight being reflected almost almost everywhere north to South East to west. If you do that and if you do it in a way where you're not doing too much you're using it to take the edge off the the risk the pain gene for Co two in the air emit circumstance. The evidence for current models is that actually no major regions are left worse off in all regions have significantly reduce describe at risk. So you just do a little bit Geo Engineering. Not you know a ton. Well yes. The dose makes the poison
"liveability" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The funding is for projects that can provide immediate results now in its fourth year. The Community Challenge Grant Program is offered at all. US States and territories Sam Wilson State Director for Aarp Wisconsin says. They're looking for innovative innovative solutions. That address liveability issues and that won't take long to finish. People have created bike fixation stations and benches and pathways. There are other communities that have tried traffic calming in neighborhoods. Where perhaps they've either been accidents or incidents with pedestrians or they're just trying the slow? The pace of traffic observers say the application process for grants has become competitive in recent years. But Wilson says their program removes some of the burden so so that recipients can focus less on paperwork today. The program is funded. Sixteen projects throughout Wisconsin finally a founding member of the beach boys protesting performance woman's by the famous pants off. Shoot at Trophy Hunting Convention in Reno. That's where Donald trump junior will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson signed a petition circulated by the campaign pain to ban trophy hunting. It calls on fans to steer clear when a version of the group performs at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno Wilson says he's opposed trophy hunting but can't prevent Mike love for playing the venue. He owns legal rights loved defended. His decision saying feet of thought and expression are fundamental. American rights writes by Clifford Public Service. We are member ever listener supported public. Do Service Dot Org. But if we are to be prepared Ed for it we must I shed our fearless standing here without fear. Because I remember I remember that I am here. Not Because of the path that lies before me what we of the path that lies behind me. I remember that one hundred years we have bought these machines and after a center I remember that which we still make them remember. God in here comes the Sun. You know I think The sun's GonNa go away here directly.
"liveability" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Funding for projects that can provide immediate results now in its fourth year the Community Challenge Grant Program is offered at all. US States and territories territory's Sam Wilson State Director for Aarp. Wisconsin says. They're looking for innovative solutions. That address liveability issues and that won't take long to Finnish. People have created bike fixation stations and benches and pathways. There are other communities that have tried traffic calming in neighborhoods. Where perhaps there have been accidents or incidents with pedestrians or they're just trying to slow the pace of traffic observers say the application process assess for grants has become competitive in recent years but Wilson says their program remove some of the burden so that recipients can focus less on paperwork? Today the program is funded had sixteen projects throughout Wisconsin finally a founding member of the beach boys protesting a performance by the famous pants off. Shoot a trophy hunting convention in Reno. That's where Donald trump junior will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson's signed a petition circulated by the campaign to ban trophy hunting. It calls on fans to steer clear. What a version of the group performs of be Safari Club International Convention in Reno Wilson says he's opposed to trophy hunting but can prevent Mike love for playing the venue? He also legal rights. Love defended his decision saying feet of thought and expression are fundamental American rights by Clifford for public news service we are member ever listener supported public service dot org but if we are to be prepared for it we must. I shed our fearless without fear because I remember I remember that I am here. Not Because of the path that lies before me what because of the path that lies behind me I remember that one hundred years we have bought these machines and after a century Kareem. I remember that which members we're still. I make them remember we. Another.
"liveability" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"The funding is for projects that can provide immediate results now in its fourth year. The Community Challenge Grant Program is offered in all US states and territories Sam Wilson State Director for Aarp Aarp. Wisconsin says. They're looking for innovative solutions. That address liveability issues and that won't take long to finish. People have created bike fixation stations nations and inches and pathways. There are other communities that have tried traffic calming in neighborhoods. Where perhaps they've either been accidents or incidents with industry and or they're just trying to slow the pace of traffic observers say the application process for grants has become competitive in recent years? But Wilson says there program removes some of the burden so that recipients can focus less on paperwork to date. The program is funded sixteen projects throughout Wisconsin fairly a founding member of the beach boys protesting performance by the famous pants off. Shoot at a trophy hunting convention in Reno. That's Donald Trump. Junior will be the keynote speaker. Brian Wilson Awesome signed a petition circulated by the campaign to ban trophy hunting. It calls fastest steer clear when version of the group performs at be Safari Club. International Convention in Reno Wilson says he's opposed to trophy hunting but can prevent. Mike love playing the venue he owns. Legal Rights Love defended. His decision saying feet of thought expression are fundamental American rights by Clifford from public service. We are member. Edward Louis supported row line at public service DOT. Org Rg.
2019's Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live
"Financial website ranking the nation's cities by how veteran friendly they are USA radio's Chris Barnes with the very latest now from Washington DC so it's just one measure of such a thing but wallet hub has compared the one hundred largest U. S. cities looking at things like livability affordability and overall veteran friendliness to find the best and worst places for the nation's more than nineteen million veterans to lay down their roots well here you go Detroit Michigan listed as the worst city in the nation for veterans to live other cities at the bottom five our Newark New Jersey Jersey city New Jersey Memphis Tennessee in Indianapolis Indiana Tampa Florida is ranked as the best city in the nation for veterans I'm Chris
"liveability" Discussed on WTVN
"The local dream job here in Columbus. Josh is a technical designer for express at one of the many clothing companies headquartered here in Columbus like Victoria's Secret lane Bryant Abercrombie. Fitch injustice. I disagree. The dream job in Columbus, Ohio is to be on NewsRadio six ten WTVN working for iheartradio. That's what that is what I was thinking to the quintessential meal they ended up talking about ice cream and Jenny's ice creams. It's it's from this area. But it wasn't she known for make her own anymore. I think Smith up a northeast Ohio has to make it for because she couldn't figure out how to keep the listeria out of her her manufacturing plant. Yeah. There's that the favourite weakened activity. They cite the north market destination. Not the zoo has fifty thousand people in every single weekend in the spring and summer. No. And by the way, I drove past it on the way here today parking lot was filling up quickly seriously today. I love I go probably twenty times a year after work meet up spot dollar grilled cheese at Bodega have you been to budding never been to me either. They're saying that obviously it's in the short nor. North market all this downtown IT desire for this must be targeting some millennial or some some hipster who lives in a condo or apartment downtown that this is not you and me this is not family guy. No. And then the freeway to have fun. A stroll through topiary park in this is a popular place. It says for tourists and locals never been there. I've never been there. I where is it? It is it's a it's a dance. Yeah. It doesn't actually even say and. Yeah, I don't know. I'll tell you. What I am not. I'm glad we're number thirty one and all the cities to live in. But I tell you there's a whole lot not for the reasons they listed how about that. I'll just say that I disagree with their hits. Berg is ahead of us on this list. Cool town. Pittsburgh's ahead of us, Madison. Wisconsin Iowa City what Rochester Minnesota, I'm done. I'm tuning out by I. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is ahead of us. Lincoln, Nebraska, and the and the number one place, according to liveability dot com place to live is Boise Idaho..
"liveability" Discussed on WTVN
"In Columbus. Josh is a technical designer for express at one of the many clothing companies headquartered here in Columbus like, Victoria, secret lane, Bryant, Abercrombie and Fitch Amish injustice. I disagree the dream job in Columbus, Ohio is to be on NewsRadio six ten WTVN working for I heart radio. That's what that is. What I was thinking the quintessential meal they ended up talking about ice cream and Jenny's ice creams. It's it's from this area, but it wasn't known for make her own anymore. I think Smith's up a northeast Ohio has to make it for because she couldn't figure out how to keep the listeria out of her her manufacturing plant bell. Yeah. There's that the favourite weakened activity. They cite the north Mark. The nation. Not the zoo has fifty thousand people in every single weekend in the spring and summer. No. And by the way, I drove past it on the way here today parking lot was filling up quickly. Yeah. Seriously. I love I go probably twenty times a year after work meet up spot dollar grilled cheese at Bodega have you been to budding never been to Bodega me either. They're saying that obviously it's in the short north north market. All this downtown IT desire for this must be targeting some millennial or some some hipster who lives in a condo or apartment downtown that this is not you and me this is not family guy. And then a free way to have fun. A stroll through topiary park in this is a popular place. It says for tourists and locals never been there. I've never been there. I've where is it? It is. It's a it's a dance that. Yeah. It doesn't actually even say and. Yeah, I don't know. I'll tell you. What I am not. I am glad we're number thirty one and all the cities to live in. But I tell you there's a whole lot not for the reasons they listed how about that. I'll just say that disagree with their list. Pittsburgh is ahead of us on this list. Cool town. Pittsburgh's ahead of us, Madison. Wisconsin Iowa City what Rochester Minnesota, I'm done. I'm tuning out by I. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is ahead of us. Lincoln, Nebraska, and the and the number one place, according to liveability dot com place to live is Boise Idaho..
"liveability" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Hey, Frankfurt, and Andy, you're the big cities that we cover mainly category. News, Frankfort, Kentucky and Indiana. Folks on both sides of the river that give us a list now. And then Jim Ryan joining us morning about liveability of state capitals liveability of state capitals who put this together. Well, you have a wallet how they're the company that your credit cards and also put together different statistics and fairly reliable and consistent across the country. They put a lot of into this kind of thing the larger your group of people who are being questioned the more accurate. You should get a survey like this. And that seems to be the case here Frankfurt in Indianapolis or right together. In terms of where they are as state capitals thirty seven thirty eight. That's great. But they do quite well in some of the categories in terms of affordability pro sample Frankfurt comes in at number fourteen across the country in terms of a place where you could afford to live housing costs grocery gasoline, those sorts of things and so yeah. That part of the country does pretty darn well and in most respects what's interesting to me about state capitals. Like here in Kentucky, Frankford became the state capital. As I understand it. And I I don't have any historical knowledge other than to say that supposedly because Lexington and Louisville were the two biggest cities at one time. And so they split down the middle of neighbors in the middle of the state, according to at least folklore that I've heard in that may be accurate with that in mind, though, it's not it's not the biggest city like Indianapolis is the biggest city, for example, in Andy how many states are kind of like that. Or do you know at this juncture interesting, you you're right in a lot of these places? The biggest city in the state is not necessarily the capital, and that may be part of its appeal. The top of this whole list is Austin, Texas, for example. And it's maybe the. Sixth largest city in the state. They get it does attract a lot of people out of corporations got kind of a funky music by two. It's got the university there. I wanted to biggest in the country. But some of the worst traffic you're ever gonna find anywhere. Tony says an expert in this Jim Ryan who lives there her in Texas here. Yeah. So often does. Well, boy sees it second place among livable places. And so. You see it's not just warm weather locations, but it's also a cold cold snowy place like Boise beautiful up there. And and so it ranks quite well. In terms of liveability, Jim appreciated have a great weekend. And we'll talk.
"liveability" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Brought to you by. I am the night on TNT. Don't miss the premiere of the new Chris pines series. I m the night on. Inspired by a true story and Hollywood's most infamous murder case Chris pine, I am the night tonight at nine on TNT. Kiro radio realtime traffic, I'm Tracy Taylor. Now from Cairo radio newsroom and streaming on the KIRO radio app a gunman accused of killing his nineteen year old girlfriend in this morning has been arrested in Canada RCMP found him in a hospital. He tried to run from them, but they were able to get him into custody obtain the weapon, and he's now detained in candidate officer spotted twenty six year old Jordan eaten using a hospital phone detective, Ed Troyer says the Pierce county sheriff's office is working to bring eaten back Snohomish county is suing the makers of Oxycontin over the opioid crisis the safety and liveability of our community has been compromised, and it's time that we all do something about it after a show of support from the county council Snohomish county prosecutor Adam Cornell announcing he's suing Purdue as well as opioid distributor, McKesson pharmaceutical and other local providers for the damage the opioid crisis has done in his county, these drugmakers and the other defendants named in the lawsuit have simply acted for too long. Without regard for the people in our community. Cornell says the suit may eventually be joined with others across the country. But for now, he's focused on his own effort payroll radios. Hannes Scott reports Pearson cleanline- counties as well as the cities of Everett and Tacoma have also sued the drugmaker investigators believe drug dealing was involved in a triple homicide in port Angeles last month and over the weekend. The classroom county sheriff's office picked up the second suspect. They were searching for you believe based on the information that we have now that we have all suspects in custody. The woman and a man who was arrested last week are believed to be the shooters in the deaths of Daryl Iverson, his son, Jordan and his son's girlfriend, Tiffany may. This is the final week of the highway.
"liveability" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"This morning has just been arrested in Canada, but RCMP found him in a hospital, and he tried to run from them. But they were able to get him into custody obtain the weapon and he's now detained in candidate officers spotted year Jordan eaten using hospital phone detective, Ed Troyer says the Pierce county sheriff's office is working to bring eaten back Snohomish county is suing the makers of Oxycontin over the opioid crisis the safety and liveability of our community has been compromised, and it's time that we all do something about it after a show of support from the county council Snohomish county prosecutor Adam Cornell announcing he's suing Purdue as well as opioid distributor, McKesson pharmaceutical and other local providers for the damage the opioid crisis has done in his county, these drugmakers and the other defendants named in the lawsuit have simply acted for too long without. Regard for the people in our community. Cornell says the suit may eventually be joined with others across the country. But for now, he's focused on his own effort have radios. Hannah's Scott reports Pearson column counties as well as the cities of Everett in Tacoma have also sued the maker investigators believe drug dealing was involved in a triple homicide in port Angeles last month and over the weekend. The cloud county sheriff's office picked up the second suspect. They were searching for you believe based on the information that we have now that we have all suspects in custody, the woman, and man he was arrested last week are believed to be the shooters in the deaths of Daryl Iverson, his son, Jordan and sons girlfriend Tiffany made. This is the final week of the highway ninety nine closure, but before crews opened the new ninety nine tunnel. Next weekend Cairo sevens. Michael spears reports. The battery tunnel will close forever, and that work is going to impact traffic wash said this week. It also plans to begin removing parking spaces and the lot to the east of Alaskan way between the pike street hill climb in. Pine streets use that area for those parking spots won't come back until the viaduct demolition is complete. There will also be tilde work this week along the waterfront, which means people should be prepared for detours as well as parking and traffic restrictions there to the tunnel..
"liveability" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"So been involved in this Bushwick community plan kind of trying to lay community inclusive framework for what is expected to soon be some rezoning of that neighborhood. That's obviously been a kind of long running process a very delicate process. It's at a pretty important stage. Now, if you were to win the special election become public, advocate that would mean that you'd be removed from kind of direct oversight of that process. And having a direct say on that rezoning is that something that should concern your constituents in Bushwick. I think I actually being becoming the next couple of advocate. What would give me the platform right needs to hold the mayor accountable on thing is important. Oh, that that the Bush rezoning plan was was a process that Antonio created to give local residents or empowering local residents with the opportunity to share what they believe that plan should look like so at the end of the day. I think anyone who who is the council member there do the goal of that plan was ship apprentice before but was created by neighborhood and the counselors that the customer, whether it be me or whether it be someone else on roles that the the person who solidifies what community actually wants just before we get into other substantive matters. Have you decided have you started the petitioning effort and have you decided what your ballot line is is going to be? Yeah. So we actually depresses the ballot line will be the livable city party. The bubble city already. Okay. Yeah. I think near city has become livable. It's getting harder and harder to be a New Yorker. I think it's time that we put a platform forward that's going to make a New York City as a that's implicit fall. But also addressing a lot of the societal Obama to issues facing today and our team meet tonight we want to. Thing it's yours and making sure we have the things. Were you're sort of in and out a little bit. So if we lose you for a second, call us back, the the livable cities. So that that should get us. I think a little bit more into what your platform looks like for becoming public advocate tells a little bit about what that looks like this is obviously an office where the office holder gets to decide a lot of what the office does and the priorities and the functions of the office. What would a public advocates office under Rafael Espen, all look like? Think that we all feel that it's getting harder for the city for many of us. It's impossible rents have gone sky high for those who can afford to live. Here are not seeing the city this place because of the determining if the reading infrastructure, the a and high congestion with city. So I think it's important that we have a public advocate, I set up as input to your plan or policy ideas of what the city should make doing in order to increase the quality of legal faltering versus. I mean, dealing with your ability. They means making our cameras or green or that mean that means making sure that that that transportation issues are being addressed. And it's a lot easier to get to work every single morning. And you know, I think there's no secret. The power to introduce legislation to find the multi active about the job, and it was still being able to shape the direction of the city rented for powers. I think also point that went when their conversations that are not being had when the issues that matter. Most of the workers like congestion are not being talked about the public advocates could answer shooting holding the mayor carnival to make sure that we have a plan in place. That's that's going to deal with those issues when the man the governor wants to get into a fight about which painted against the the public article inserting their voice and making sure that the that the voices being heard throughout the process what gets lost when we have. You know, stay a city fighting about should be doing what what gets lost is the voice and the issues of the people resonating and being addressed. So let go under under my leadership. My job will be to legislate. An also be vocal about. Director. Liveability is interesting. There are so many different elements to that and one that has come up recently..
"liveability" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"I looked on Google maps. And the high was clear so did a blast up the highway. It was lovely. Does it feel fast? Yes. Really? Yeah. Is it like all up top it in the middle? Whereas got a good mid range punch. Yeah. But it builds it's very linear. It's it's got good. You know, good torque at the bottom does it sound good in the car because a lot of stuff like that sounds amazing. When you're not in it. No. It sounds good. It's it's it's allowed car. It's it's not quiet. You hear you hear all engine all the time the CD players there. But I don't have any CD's. So I didn't even try turn the radio. I heard I heard you asking him. But like oil temp how long's it take to get the massive thing warm. I don't actually know because I don't think it was ever fully cold. He warmed it up before we showed up this morning. I don't know. We'll figure it out tomorrow. If it didn't take long at all for the water temp to come up to normal. I believe that that that was quick. And it was really nice. I was I was super impressed at how nice it was to drive. I thought it was great when we had Miami worked really well. The just didn't. So Mike was sweating the mint green shirt on which looked amazing. And then when he swept through it. It's like, it's like great, very obvious. And it was pretty. I know. I mean, I imagine if they see broke it would be real miserable. TR? Everybody says those are like livable in real good question. Because that's we had on that show. And and here's look these both at the same time. They're both amazing and gorgeous, and Chris, but the TR was like a nice big step in liveability. Yeah. I've I've I think. I think I drove a TR. I definitely drove a test Orosa, and I would say that. Yeah. It's it's easier probably to live with. But the sense of occasion is not the same completely. It's got fucking power doors, dude, this someone in the eighties the guy before David installed power door actuators. So you click click and the doors go its way. Chick lit of. Viper. Viper. A moment. And you got a remote Popper, and you can pop both the doors together from outside the car. That's it's fucking and fire. He said that what was he saying he said that the the door stretch the things that actually raise the door. They had to the end to increase the pressure in them because he actually the weight of the actuator in the door was enough to make the doors rise more, slowly, right? Yes. And then he always said because it was cool this morning. It was like a fifties. They went slow. He said yet when you park it outside, and it's a little warmer out. They go up faster. And I when I parked it outside the gym in his sat there for like an hour, two hours, actually. And when I came out and popped it. They will exist right up. It was not not kidding. Can you pop one door to time top both of it'll one button for each store. So he was like come on baby. But but it's fucking do. Brad. To do this. It was great and everyone who saw is smiles waves cameras. I got stopped by a bunch of people to women at the gym women in their forties came up to me. Oh my God. Is that your Coon Tosh outside? I remember those from the eighty like they were very excited about it. People at whole foods were fucking losing their shit. It was great. We are. So completely gonna take Turpin? So happy it's it's more comfortable than I remember it being yes seat. It's certainly at least as comfortable as a fucking event that or and and you and I can go on a highway road trip. And it was absolutely lovely on the highway. It was great. Oh, it's really really nice. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it kind kinda sucks in traffic. It's not like it's not ideal. It's a kun-tae. I'll tell you what. Better than the DeLorean and traffic. Really? Yeah. Wow. Idle smoother the brakes are more predictable. It's fucking nice. It's a nice DeLorean, man..
"liveability" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"We go now briefly to Japan, which is reportedly looking to use flowing cows to solve traffic congestion Tokyo's calling on companies such as Uber and Boeing to help. Presumably both at once earlier monocle done, you'll beta spoke to Tokyo bureau, chief unit Wilson to find out more Don began by asking whether we should expect the Tokyo of the near future to look more like the clinical dystopia of minority report will the slightly more inviting highways in the sky of back to the future. Can you imagine either scenario I've seen this story over the last few months is sort of popped up, and I thought really April. The first comes around again, and again, I mean, it seems so unlikely, but the Japanese government wants to take the initiative. It wants to be the sort of the lead country in in flying cars, hard to believe it, but basically twenty-ninth August, there's a meeting of twenty one companies and these really big companies. Yeah. You mentioned Uber Boeing Airbus, but also Japan. Aligns n. a. Yamato which is Japan's biggest delivery company. They're all in fold and you know they're going to set a plan apparently. And you know, it sounds unlikely, but you know, if if you see the Yuba press releases, you imagine that there may even be a tax, an air taxi service. This is in Paris that hooping by twenty twenty three. But Japan is hoping that it will have more of a countrywide operation. You mentioned the number of big companies that are going to be involved in discussions and that Tokyo wants to sort of take a leading role in the world. But what does the government say about why it's taking the lead on this and right now? Well, I mean it says, you know that it's going to ease traffic congestion. I mean, if you just think about it logically and you see the proposed cross, they're very, very small. It's quite hard to understand how it would ease traffic congestion. Anoc create a whole load of other problems in terms of air congestion. But that's the idea there will saying it would be great for disaster. Relief evacuation. If those, you know if there was an earthquake and they'll say it'd be good for tourism. So that pretty much throwing every reason in the book to justify this. I think it's, you know, it's an interesting idea. I don't think anyone actually thinks that Tokyo will be, you know, filled with flying 'cause in any time soon, but they have sort of set a goal of having flying cars within ten years. That does seem very, I'm busy. This is seems very, I'm, I mean, I wonder, you know, that scenario is that going to be in the middle of nowhere. It's a bit like driverless taxis, you know you, we've heard about endlessly and they've actually got some that are a testing in Tokyo at the moment. But you know, it really hasn't moved very far and I think that case of driverless taxes, if that's anything to go by, I think you're really looking along timeframe. Just imagine the regulation situation, a city like Tokyo, absolute full of skyscrapers helicopters flying over. You've already got two international airports. Very close by throwing a load of flying cars into the mix, haunt to see how that will really work out. Just lastly, if you've been in Tokyo for quite some time and it's a city that often rates very highly in Monaco's list of top cities for liveability, is it really that big a problem that we need to turn to the skies to to tackle congestion and things like that? I mean, I think so. So interesting. I have lived here a long time nearly twenty years actually, and I've never once had a car in Tokyo. So that's how I meeting traffic congestion. I never drive an a night. I, I used the subway ideas taxis an I. You know, it's just not a problem. So I think this sort of these mythical traffic jams. They do happen from time to time. I think actually Tokyo's pretty good on that front funeral Wilson, they're speaking to Monaco. Daniel, this is the daily..
"liveability" Discussed on Manage Your Damn Money: The Podcast
"Earlier in twenty eighteen believe and then dc offers a lot of advantages this article says for headquarters to its robust transportation system the education system a large educated workforce and high liveability but perhaps the biggest indicator the story says the proximity to capitol hill as well as numerous potential government contracts that could result in deeper partnerships with washington that cannot be ignored again big brother coming for us embezzles reportedly plans to host regular quote unquote salon style dinners at his colorado colorado museum home according to the times to bring together dc's power lee and make his home center for the city here's something interesting you left out of that old thing his house is actually two houses combined so it's the textile museum which is like the main entrance of this whole thing okay and then also next to it used to be some president's former house i want to say truman but i don't remember that for sure so say it was truman he died they turned it into a museum it state as museum for for decades and decades i the richest man in the world comes along and buys that house because the museum next to it wasn't big enough not not big enough combine the two of them together to make one jumbo house and now he's got the biggest most expensive house in the ever in dc which is saying a lot because you know dc costs a lot of money to that point like we live here in washington dc metro area there are other cities that are technically in contention for the second headquarters for amazon or people who are in one of the places that are rumored to have a chance what should be will be doing to prepare their own personal finances for that reality you're ready to move.
"liveability" Discussed on Harvard Kennedy School PolicyCast
"I have no idea of what amazon's processes but i would be shocked and surprised if a big part of it wasn't the liveability of the city and its its ability to attract really strong intellectually minded workers and they are attracted to universities they are attracted to thriving arts communities they are attracted to thriving environmental conditions and so it is in every country companies and regions best interests to take care of the environment around them nobody wants to live near a superfund site uh you know people want to live in a place where their children are safe and have an opportunity to feed that critical element to our soul and our bodies in that is mother nature close by so i actually think it's in the best interest of companies at large and i think banks in particular because i now bank serve international and and certainly national they're not local quite and the way that they used to be but they have an interest in this i think i benefitted from they have an interest in a thriving community and that means thriving environment and so in a building practices that don't damage that environment walkability public transit options part all of those things parks all that ties together right as you were pursuing especially this activism side of the of the business did you find it difficult to push that yeah i i wouldn't use the term activism i would use the term engagement and stewardship in in terms of rai during the time i was there we sort of hone day corp purpose to inspire educate an outfit for lifetime of adventure and stewardship.
"liveability" Discussed on Dear Hank and John
"Right i agree so i we sarahna i we were engaged we did this duty catholic engaging counter i did not want to do with at all i beg sara when we were in the parking lot of the monastery to just skip it was stupid monastery oh yeah wall i had the bunk with strangers were there monks yes the stressful situation on not catholic i don't know a lot about catholicism and it was a stressful situation however it was incredibly helpful because they asked as big questions that we had rate as back about two back and forth which other dead while re however many years later anyway ought at the catholic engaging counter they told us that love is feeling but it is also a decision in to me when you say i love you again and again and again what you are definitely do it regardless of the feeling is reaffirming that decision that you were you have decided to be and i know that sounds kind of on romantic and i apologize but i think that like parts of love our parts of romantic over super romantic and parts of romantic love are not and i think that's okay so yeah i don't know that was was with me from that as well as all i had to say i'm going to a hanks grown take it from here i liked that i ask you your phone in the first thing you did was make your phone make another day because then make it making noise you're like oh i know how to make it make a different note i didn't cancer not texting make these i i have like 15 minutes to finish this well it's going to take longer than that okay will it isn't going to mitsui so this next question comes from kenya who asks dear hanging john what do you think would be the best food to build a house out of considering structural integrity vijer vital considering structural integrity liveability and environment this question came up on a road trip and since we couldn't agree on the best answer were asking you no i can't kenya.
"liveability" Discussed on The Economist Radio
"With one part of the island of ireland outside the customs union and single market and the other part inside baseless things now i think that's for the birds they will have to be some kind of border checks wet well mr davis david davis the brexit minister has said that the brexit process is going incredibly well you shehri's optimism i think i would say to certainly safe are fairly incredible but i'm not sure i would say it's going well i think it's being pretty slow there isn't much time left and the idea that they will make sufficient progress to move onto future trade negotiations in october i think he's quite optimistic see we really have much time left which is one of the reasons why people are starting to talk about an interim period or transitional arrangement but there's pretty much everything to play for in these negotiations with with only twenty months left until pete's thanks for having me thank you who finally every year the economist intelligence unit publishes its liveability index a ranking of one hundred forty cities around the world by how easy or otherwise they are levin john type stake the editor of the index is here to tell us where is the best and weather worst place to lift john welcome harbor so who ranked highest this year well melbourne again for the second seventh consecutive year so that says destroy lien since he's been at quite a long time let's of writing legislation would have been which are the cities to be see in the top ten so vienna vancouver veteran it's up three r then this little restraining canadian cities the report the likes of adelaide and perth erstwhile uh and we will circled cities like.
"liveability" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"First it started as a picnic men thousands of laidback party goes took over and turned into a pop up park now is the friendly protest movement led by a group of young residents with the liveability vision forcing city hall to embrace plans for more relaxed metropolis i design known giles went to budapest see from self how the movement is doing he spoke with pete benjamin kristof selassie and panevik eighty three members of various a folio or the city and the river a group has had a powerful impact on bringing a boss back to spaces around the danube you are standing on a somewhat csak he'd or liberty bridge in budapest which is locked down for traffic basic late for pedestrians and cyclists it's really warm right now it's about thirty five degrees what was the sun sets we'll have some even organized by our uh organization and also some other people so really what we're standing on as i guess a free space for the people in the city to kind of use how they choose and how did this come about because from lie understand the bridge was closed down last year because of some construction and and the people of with a pets cutter took it over yes exactly so it was basically south organized and people just came here because there was no traffic on the bridge cyclists started to use it people came here trying can had a good time what we thought that it would be really nice if we could have this every summer every weekend said this year our organization called via will seek the end the river we organized it this year we got four weekends we had to weakens in june and to weakens in august the bridge is closed down again and we also organi some event and also it's free for other people and organisations to have even here.