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A European University Adds An Esports Education Platform ft. Richard Withers of KAMK
"Led to the development of this new. Kind of Esports education platform for the University. Yeah. So so firstly, thank you for having me. I appreciate it off. Any opportunity to discuss the topic of Esports education especially in this day and age. I think they're sort of a a stigma surrounding the topic of a sports education. Especially with certain people in the industry, wanting to put out some less than valuable should I say opportunities for for up-and-coming talent, where you're not really getting a valuable education and you're putting a lot of money into this. So, it's really important for me to come on these sort of shows and just highlight that there are some some great players in the scene who are really providing some valuable education for those who want to pursue a career in sports. As you said I'm the E Sports development manager here at kind of University of applied sciences. We're definitely not the largest here in Midland but when it comes to sort of gaming and he Sports, we've developed quite a unique ecosystem surrounding that from the University universities Inception, quite some time ago. Now far before I join a gym One, they've had a well-known and well-respected game development. Degree offered in finished. Some of the graduates of went on to the largest game development, companies in the world, like supercell Rovio soft. So there was already that amazing gaming culture here that University, but when we were able to be one of the first, if not only the, the first in the world to offer a full bachelor's degree, these Sports business, of course that further exemplified our, our ecosystem here surrounding gaming and Esports. So although we are a smaller University on many of our students are focusing on the topic of either game development or e-sports. So it's definitely a very exciting opportunity for us. The degree itself is practical degree, of course, not during these times with covid-19 and everything, we've had to transition to an online format but fingers crossed going into the upcoming month. Autumn all of our students will be back with us on campus. That said, has been for the past three years, which is amazing. Especially as our course heavily focuses on the Practical elements. So getting our students that valuable hands-on experience and allowing them to grow their Network pool. So, of course, that is made much easier. When you're able to actually come in person off, we're constantly having industry experts. Come to speak to the students. And there are many student owned and operated organizations, like constant GT, which you mentioned. I'm the CEO off. So, I sort of act as the connection between the students and the upper management here at the University. But that organization allows the students to sort of get their hands in an industry that they do. It's sort of an all-encompassing brand. They do everything you can imagine from organizing large-scale events, they create digital content, they host, and manage, various Competitive Edge. Stores in csgo Valerie, Etc. So a little bit of everything.
"midland" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
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"midland" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"Profit is stats news. 'cause you know as point context i was in you know. Wisconsin detonating simmons in two thousand twelve and thirteen. Now that's the picture. So how's the problem work and what the practice vote in ups. Yeah i need it for for folks in the industry are that are listening. They're well aware of the shifts from you know getting sand Which prevent getting that's Sand that we mind in in the mid west and it was partly because it was from paul di sant point largely from a we kind of moved to the size being smaller mesh size. But it was a lotta on northern white. Seventy in it you know and you can have bigger size profit on thirty fifty. Two thousand forty all these all sizes. Yeah well so. The which over was basically in folks used to talk about man-made province so it was a mandate ceramic province. It was very expensive but is almost a perfect sphere and it was really very very hard. Hike pressuring so you can imagine just putting that down hole. Ten thousand feet in the balkan. It's really hot when you're trying to make a fact that you know in theory it has nice Oil slow rabbit now. They're still quite a few theories. And actually when i was hanging out with the liberty as we were talking about this but if you theories i think even on a free religion or engineer so believes in certain types of property. The baby got thrown out with the bathwater and typically prices are dictate big changes in shifts. Have in the shale revolution because this thing started in two thousand eight rice's crash and then you know we've since had or price prices going up. chris crashes since then but really the whole if you if you even thought that you like ceramics. That sort of went out maybe went out with the bathwater in twenty fourteen. Were prices crashed in if you thought you needed fresh freshwater. That went out with bath. What you know. We threw that out as well because all of a sudden produce lada was just fine and so what happened was and i. I talked about this. Big report did with the energy policy research foundation. When i was looking at actually correcting twenty looking at it in two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen. Those are two big things. I mean operators literally didn't believe it would work. They were little using produce water recycled produce water in crappy sand whether they were getting it from the midwest or they were getting from somewhere. Awesome starting to scrapping. Sandy in pumping much could down hole and hoping for the best and actually get results in so that started sort of the the shift over saying. Oh hey we could probably do this now. What happened wasn't extension of you. Know the last mess lucien thinking of just getting up and getting sand from the midwest all the way to the premier basin remember the burning mason was late to the party in the show boom so you had the bach and then you had eagle. Didn't you had you know denver. Just based on the power to some extent in the You know is bubbling up the whole time but hasn't come to like refrigeration and we didn't even flip. The vertical horse on rick camden even eclipse itself intel. Actually twenty fourteen so think about the last mile solution of how much money there is made in and decreasing logistics and trucks the road of just or traffic in general in trains of having sand locally and enough folks realized that the sand wasn't the same as is in the mid west. But it was this. Look this hundred match which i am obsessed with it works really well very very fine sand like outer have a bunch of seriously should be showing right now but it's like powders is basically actually when you're in the Your scooping off the ground. It is like dust almost on your pumping this down hole and so once folks comfortable's realizing this works at youtube was Big this was. They were using this crappy sand long before they they were they were choosing to use local minds or minds locally in herman before when they they owned mines in in the midwest and the us so there was a reason they were doing and they actually. That reasoning was because they thought it was beneficial office Find habur down the wells and we'll get into this with liberty stuff in in their their images in south but the point is that all these things came together in. I've had lots of conversations with rail companies. I mean. I used to work in my previous screw with early to santa fe and briefs their Growth conferences and everything. I remember having conversations of you know this crappy sand will probably working. Nobody believed it and it was like well. You know some companies will stay with it. And i thought you know once they realize it works and it's cheaper. They won't because the cost reductions are so much. And so what's happening. Is the most of the permian. Geology from above from the same perspective is spitting it produces your mind producers mostly hundred mash it produced by twenty percents seventy and really though when i drove. We drove these minds Just scoop it up the sand on top of the ground getting off the trumps. And you got this mind you got the sand putting into his these these basically silos also and those are going to the sites and that's your last solution seeking imagining adding that near the you just driving into wherever it needs to be so allergic wisconsin. There are no neighbors worried about silica dust that wanna stop your binding project. I think they're still. They're still concerns from owed. They're still Issues and everything but obviously less. Oh probably to an extent to handle it. But you're stupid stuff money. I think from the real technology perspective. When you're thinking about that and really thinking about the thousands of wells that have been done. I was looking at you. Know decline curves and everything yesterday and just normalizing. It is pretty impressive. That every ear. We've improved a little bit in the permian In terms of wealth performance. And even even these girls. We have a fraction of the wealth that we brought in last year last year. We had a fracture was run near before but they Outperform near normalizing louder footage some scooping this really crappy dust off the ground in pumping it down hole and that's largely slick water. That's very impressive. On the fact that that's working in also shows how you know such early innings of this. But to digress. I guess it brings back sort midland bank. Those all won by the way fully busy so they weren't fully operational. You didn't have twenty trucks lined up in out so that one tells me that everyone's it just like any business. All these companies are not created equal. Some of them might have better logistics. They might be team better. They might have other guys on the phone. You know with a contract seven and also santa's been decimated With when we had minus thirty seven wti the entire suite of business from upstream to downstream was estimated in the service guys included san. Were art of that so we definitely had folks go under and then so you have these guys come back and you probably have more than you obviously more severe than you need. And the other component is. I think we will see you know. We've mentioned matt profit. But i think we will see local sand mining. Take place i'd ask. You know at delivered investigated ask about that and it was But i do think we'll probably see at night. You think will happen. Impact on the space specifically about the newer will yet. So yeah so it'd be like say you know a big a big area that exxon or yoji is gonna mowed down a specific area that instead of you know hauling from that you know san mine nearby us. He's.
Massive Bitcoin Mine Discovered in UK After Police Raid Suspected Cannabis Farm
"Bitcoin mind that were stealing. Thousands of dollars. Worth of electricity has been found by police near the british city of birmingham west midlands. Police were looking for a cannabis farm in an industrial unit when they stumbled across the bitcoin. Mind according to a police report released thursday.
Isabella Moore CBE on Becoming the First Female President of the British Chamber
"This is going back so time i would go to events where you know the only other women. There were serving the sandwiches. But i still had to do it and you had to go in there. And obviously i started to sort of build up a good customer base and i was like the contact and the issues that were coming up in a small business issues. You know. what's it like while the the problems. And so i was asked whether i'd be interested to become a member of the chamber board on digested. You know i saw it both as a means of of learning new things but also of helping me with mind business and so that was how my sort of involvement with the chamber of commerce movement started and you became the first female president of the british chamber of commerce. Yes i did that. Come about because you meet lots of contacts in the could see that you were very very capable when you voted into that role presumably. Well i'd started became the first female president of the coventry in warwickshire chamber and then it was just really your involvement your enthusiasm. You know you're interested in issues that were coming up and then we also had a group of chambers that the west midlands chamber so they asked. If i would like to be on that board so i did and then i was voted in his chair and then as often happens you know that there was a vacancy on the british chamber of commerce board and i was to and then and then became vice president and then president
Gainesville Considers Moving Midland Train Engine
"Gainesville, announcing yesterday that engine 209 will be moved to Midland Park from its current location on Jessie Joel Parkway. City manager Brian Lackey says it will be in a historically accurate location and will be incorporated as a key element in the new and larger pardon random part of town. We think that we got a good story to tell He says. The new why Park will be more family friendly than the current location, which is just off Jesse Jule
Complexity Gaming's FIFA All-Star Alan Avi
"Allen Avila AKA Alan Avi from complexity gaming FC Dallas. He's a dog Pro slash Castro content creator in general a look at one of the showman Hey Kevin good to be here. I'm excited to be talking some e Sports specifically some fee for today. Yeah, definitely. Thanks for having me so off top favorite FIFA version go all FIFA version. There's so many I mean I've been playing fevers such a long time ever since the World Cup 1998. I would say be for 17 honestly for several reasons. I like the gameplay and I also like that fever because that's what everything sort of started right on so, I mean not not to say that the other FIFA's aren't as good. Let's be very clear about that. Right? Yeah for sure. There's several pieces that I really do like it was a tough decision. I mean it took a while to think of all the FIFA's I mean 16-15 was a really really good. The thing is though. I mean FIFA changes every single FIFA some people don't believe this but it really does change. Whole lot in terms of the gameplay mechanics what works what doesn't work the way the players move just so many little details that ultimately change the game. So, yeah, it's just it's just interesting people like certain FIFA's While others don't like some FIFA's well forgetting about fever first second, right? You actually were pursuing a career as a professional footballer write soccer player, You literally sustained an injury that stopped you from playing for not stopping employment is kind of stunted that that career path for you a little bit more and So you you're recovering your your home away from from actual soccer for a bit and you start picking up FIFA more and more and that leads you down this path towards becoming I mean what you are now, you're just awesome see from the optional Caster. I mean this reads like an Esports Hallmark movie, right? This is crazy. Exactly. Yeah, so I have a big story a big testimony in the way of how I got here. I never expected it. This all stems back from them. I would have played soccer with FC Dallas not at the virtual pitch. Just yeah in real life. I was part of the academy program development program as a youngster. I would say I was a sophomore in high school. I lived in Midland Texas. That's where I was born and raised and Midland Texas is West Texas is about five hours away from Frisco where FC Dallas is located
Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility
"The governor of Texas is demanding the Biden ministration close the massive new immigration shelter for children in San Antonio alleging abuse and neglect child welfare officials in Texas say they've received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at the San Antonio Coliseum which is holding more than sixteen hundred immigrant teens who cross the southern border Republican governor Greg Abbott says he believes the reports come from inside and one of the allegations is sexual abuse Abbott has been critical of the White House handling of the young migrant influx the department of health and Human Services quickly open beds in large places like convention centers and military bases and waived regulations requiring FBI background checks for all care givers there's also a criminal investigation underway in Midland county we're another shelter is no longer admitting teens I'm Jackie Quinn
State: Water may be unsafe at Texas site for migrant teens
"There are questions about the safety of the water being used in an oil field camp in Texas now being used to hold hundreds of migrant teenagers the Texas commission on environmental quality is banned the use of water at a camp in Midland for most purposes except for washing clothes or flushing toilets that's because the safety of the water is in question one official says that it comes from a hastily dog well drilled without an environmental permit and could contain dangerous contaminants the four hundred or so teens being held there are now being given bottled water but there are concerns they may have been drinking it from the tap or washing with it U. S. officials have rushed to open new sites to hold the streams of youngsters flooding in from the U. S. Mexico border the governor of Texas is criticizing the bite in administration's handling of unaccompanied minors as an abject failure I'm Jackie Quinn
"midland" Discussed on Racing Post
"Not about to clara me Bros already know that both the colorado by as much indecipherable is your grants. I know you'll snooka thing too nearly on the show. But yeah i know i do. Yeah i'm hoping now that he's not car or not say speaking. Isn't it now that. I'm sure that was beautifully done. It was very estate. Of course this about climate isn't it don't mean actually sing it. Thank you tell us why win. It's always on a full time. It's absolutely flowing is the Sandra will has run and appears to be massively on the upgrade. This race often these one by that. So that's how. I think how might want it. Didn't a few years ago and dodger's think he fits the profile. I know at boats. Okay thank you. Jay plant materials. I beans nominee quite down at the end of cheltenham but jail is absolutely slowing a case. Who wins this. Forty kempson has not particularly strong view by our son account hasn't really taken offenses so back over hurdles is he's always been welded guards. He has gulf even over fences. If fighting. despite the fact he didn't really take to go over fences the season that makes them feel about treatment of one one. So you won't be. It won't be a three point selection. But i'll have a little bit on some of commerce. Johnny good and fine at kempton the three fifteen the virgin bet handicap choice over two miles. Four and a half furlongs and yeah. I don't think any of the rights. Who's we've that. I've favorite shorts and five to two miami. Three two hundred really really tropic contests. These james gives patty patty's betsy only falco blitz and my way at two horses form who won the last say three to one joint favourite says smarty i while for flip hops seventy to eighty to one mellow ban eight to one at vinnie. The intend to one part of those case. You know it's like you you you you spend your whole week in merced in cheltenham and then you've got saturday. The way can post concert. And you've obviously go get respecting. Give good old. Study their test as they only. We are and smartly wild. Actually you'll notice tim if you're watching jalen because he was declared for the plate wasn't but he's been on convenient ground reasons. Lightsaber say because i think the fonsi this race moore. He's one of course in destiny so in january and since then at warnke the two four gold race Shit pretty well. That actually made a big move forward just at a time when the pace was picking up aggressive. Really on Issue really well. Considering that is jumping is not the best. So you're crossing your fingers offenses bar if he gets rid without mishap. I think he's a right johnson. Okay smarty wild. As kate selection gerard whose your selection. I've just realized something completely euro as she wants step beyond. They want to see a lotta mad. They don't sound decided not to john. Wall like madness. What they are and they seem not really nice plugs. But when i love. I t's music here madness song. Oh my goodness that. They just haven't aged. What are the best. what are the best singles. Bonnard tremendous singles bond. Brilliant single a dolly was well the risk or soccer as absolutely belting really. I think one of the most popular bands only for off the racing in front just they just hit the right demographic but very hit miss out come down as miss of you have seen them at your local chelmsford g. What they're standing dish there online now. I've seen them at sandown twice once once he was bernie and then the second one was good. You know hit she site or anyway. The three finit canton g road. Yes sorry don't have a strong feds in this one very so joey. That's fine right. And that's the tv action loads motif com stick with us patty power streaming all uk and irish racing on our app. New bet required just log and watch terms and conditions. Apply must be able to talk. Welcome back to part three of the racing post weekend postcards with bruce williamson cates memorize grind roadway an patty. Pass james shoal. What else have we got on saturday. The in a phone. Well the rice over non newcastle and mover hamilton. load zone. But i think the boys pages want to go with the naps forced. We'll get the saturday naps now. Amazon with giant short. This will not be be. Yeah i know that. Sam went in a different direction at this race. But i'm going to go to a kempton. Fips to i was quite keen on about lesser victory from this duke or off the last day and i'm going to stick with them. Sean currence charge to win the fight. The rise the handicap to win again. I want around the grant. Grime roadway shanty in twenty-five five about you talk sitter and kaethe melrose alpina thief five at you talk. Thank you very much indeed now on sunday. The flat season resumes in our lund's over the kara. Eight rice's ron. Moore's in action and the big race there four tenths the paddy power irish lincolnshire. Twenty four runners go to post their case james. I know you've got one for us on sunday. I don't know whether it's in that right source web. What's what's the runners nine. Yeah there is two or like extra on sunday in in our big race in the irish lincoln fourteen. It is the. Ken coleman trained teed. Very interesting runner just a four year old swimming off market ninety s been given a nice draw swell low drawn sold. Six at this horse has been on my radar since winning roscommon last august and after that managed to win quite noisy around galway twice. And i think this horse could be nicely handicapped. Go very very close teed up in the lincoln itself for ten pay another one. You've got for us. She say yeah. Keep an eye on. Roy moore mentioned the head so the koran sunday frieden. O'brien fight past three in the madrid handicap over seven furlongs. Now normally this time of the year you just have to wear guess whether aden's horses are forward or not but his horse in this race juke of manchuria. Is very interesting. Third on w to saint mark's basilica who went on to win the jewish and then managed to win very easily hard. Hell the gowran park in september the second third and fourth of all commitment the form by winning. Afterwards this horse could be could be an interesting one to watch a right in cheltenham off the champion hurdle betting here honeysuckle three two. One bob ohlinger tend to one appreciate to epa Sixteens ferney hall hano to five on twenty twenty-five charge at twenty five twenty five. If you're having now chaps what would you be gone four grind. What what's what's your view on on the hurdle the tumor hurling scene after what we've seen this week. Well i don't know backing them to go back to back because they were show on i and then Y- you know he's a big to going to to hold on me now. Many as of done as well certainly not many of us come back to back. I we were on we on them. On wednesday alarm pillow have did was taken by bubbling. Now now they're talking about going over fences with even when we will have to wait and see where they go by our love to see him running the champion hurdle because to my look at absolutely pound. Lose a pie. She poured his wife route up rice and still flew up the running so Obviously we'll have to wait and see what they if this stage at attempt to bet would probably be a kasey. Polling resigned marsh at sixty one. Just as we discussed you digest whole slot. Bobo and get you really wanna be winning the marsh next to it just means.
"midland" Discussed on Racing Post
"Shown let me done and dusted for another year. Hope it was good for you. Welcoming onto the racing. Post week him. Past where myself. Bruce millington and keith. Melrose grandma wind post james. Shaw will be looking ahead to the best bets on saturday. The s the show goes on. Itv's four our at you. Talk to an kempton Also have a shout for one. Kara on sunday the car. The flattish back. Ron moore is in action over there. And which will have a little look bevill review but it's more about horses that we can take ford and maybe even if we get very very early bet for twenty twenty two i though you talk sitter on saturday i'll tell you what i've just been through. These seven rices are nights even have really difficult. There's a show one inside. So hopefully the boys have taken a bit of time out of the chart and bubbled to study. Nice and heart and hopefully goodwin's foyer the one fifty to seventy dollars federal marsden's brewery handicap hurdle got plenty of rana's and it's on the field. James could be a very good day for the jonjo. O'neill team you sir. They've got this improve team choon. Who's the top of the betting market. I the moment. Four to one as henry is six to one thirteen to two. We've got huntsman's jog. Thirteen to saint delina on. It's the same price for st lamar action seven to one bar those g road. What is your rightist. What is your favorite sporting thing june. The old matter they were no cranston grandstand on really. You know what on saturday. Down in london region we get we get l w tape big match classics. That the thing for that nazi belter you right grandson was. There's been some great ones doesn't paints map soup beltre's anyway mind that this new one's gray isn't it well which one the snake won. The bbc co. on what the pop line with well to do that one. That's not black. is it think. So okay. who wins. The one fifty talks to g. Rod signed delano. More win it for long. He's not a winner this week a newsreel running low in anything out of the will have a this. Looks like she talks. Spoke record days one once. They're on ram really well last time out. I scotland testing graham. Feeling jeff wa who. i think. That's all phone. Heavyset saint alena from a all. Some sun delina is wrong. Yeah beautiful pronunciation was like listening to. Sacha distel kato. You like in this not going to attempt to much incredible french but a steeler march one funds tennis when i really liked that cheltenham formed when he was thought to castlewellan castle. Rabbani feud in november. A. you can forgive the next drawn. Never not race. But he was sent off the he's always regarded. Yeah think he's about fifty two moment gossiping price state a much for the jelly bean James who do you like. Yeah yeah. I'm going to go for sunday. Selena swell top was a very good performance at when she at one hair very impressively. She's going to coupla baton. Berkeley takes five the most consistent one out of the race and she's a good trade price as well so i'll i'll stick with her journey. Good thank you very much. James we move onto the 225 talks over three months. Going soft by the way eighteen. Thirty four novices handicapped chace again. A wide open affair as far as the betting is concerned. James yet isn't it. We've got this shanty alley. She was in good form. Wasn't she notching up. A few wins before finishing second. What could be the very nicely. Handicapped time to get open. We'll talk more about that horse a bit later on. But ben cases ever owners three to one. St bart's us the same price at three. Two one eight. Claire surfer emma. Lavelle four to one ask nearly six to one and bigger prices at the rest kaethe. The white guy got a really good racist in fact the last two ruling in one by the ratio cairo in psalms adventure. So get this. When i feel notelooks and regardless of what happens the horse i funds. He had he not run. It signed donovan of five to four for the meissner's asked merely would be awarded for this dead boys copybook. There's no getting away from it. But before the. I was already about him for the welsh national next season. So i do think this is all a horse. Going places. tongue-tied presumably to rectify. Wherever moment sun dome and recently this at six to one account with not going to take chance again case likes asked me early. James likes yeah. I thought saint bart's was visually impressive. When winning a new brief for filipov has been very very consistent. But i'm going back to shanti alley form with a time to get open will be voting of course in the big race but later on it's pretty eye-catching very consistent this season impressive and those Those wins the campaign swell and just came across when m allows day so shanty ali for me not original. But i'll stick with this source again. Roddy angie wrote who. You're going to go full. Yeah i agree yeah. I grew shanti ellie for me as well thought to have my best piece of foam on offering the race last time so we can cancel. Be on to get up reruns lighter in the cart and paint on a roll previous to that. I think he's still going forward so shanty alley. Thank you we move onto. The three o'clock you talks. Distance is two miles full furlongs. It's the the burton union handicap giants a of betting and your selection place yes so rocket dan is seventy-two wild about oscar for the skeleton. Seventy us twelve custodian is eleven to mint condition. Six two one seven to one bar those and the one i like is very consistent custodian here in this race for antonio at his horse did manage to win here at pretty nicely over course and distance nas has never been out of the first two and in terms of the trip of the two and a half miles. I think this trip is ideal for this horse. Gram won't be a problem as well grade each way buddy levin to to custodian jamesy selection Graham who used go full for relentless dream out here quite good price for rebecca curtis goes..
Dallas Prepares to House 3,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Teenagers
"Our top story. Some big Texas cities are feeling the effects of the surge of the border as part of the White House plan. The U. S government is using the downtown Dallas Convention Center to hold up to 3000 immigrant teenagers. As the number of border crossings continue to spike. The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center will be used for up to 90 days beginning as early as this week. The House Boys ages 15 to 17 in Midland between Fort Worth and El Paso. Thousands of immigrant teenage boys arrived at a holding facility there over the
Interview with Jon Stine - Open Voice Network
"Today we are talking to john. Stein voice network. If you have not heard of his organization you need to check it out. And that's what we're talking about primarily today so welcome to the santa marketing. John thank you so much opportunity. Go hey introduce yourself your background. And how open. Voice came about led to stein based on portland oregon and background. I in retail and then in technology if the past twenty years first intel corporation and cisco systems that backed in a while. I was at until i'm at a coffee shop near the campus of mit about four years ago. The more than four years ago in sitting down with some friends and professors at mit. And we were. I thought heavens we were in boston. Nitsa summer we talk about the red sox or we talk about the weather or something in one of them. Raise the question. What do you think would be the technology that most might reshape the relationship between consumers and patients and clients constituents individuals and the various organizations that work with on a daily basis. Peter retailer healthcare provider financial services institution. What technology is going to be most important between individuals in those organizations. Will you ask that question. And twenty six tino put ourselves in the way back machine and you think oh my goodness what are. The technologies do your. Everyone is talking about well. Of course you talk about a You talk about m. l. You talk about a rv. Are i o t blockchain etc. You know all the usual suspects and it came around. And i said well. This voice thing is voice assistant thing in what it might mean to the day to day relationship say between a shopper at a brand between a patient and a provider in just the ease in ability to ask questions say yes replenishing order order. Your your your prescriptions. Do whatever but all of a sudden the presence of a kind of persona of a brand new. We're talk one voice in marketing year. The persona of a brand with you all the time listening to you speaking to you responding to with a that led to research that led conversations and that led to a big question which was if we think this is all going to be so exciting and tremendous and transformational. What would it take. What must be true in order for that to happen. And it's from that question. The open voice network then began to emerge very cool. So you like your background was in retailing. All these different companies. You're with your title kinds of things. Were you in technology. At the time. I was no evanson in the retail. Business i was head of sales for a womenswear apparel company on the new. Your working with major department stores. I was worried about skirt length than thread. Count and how the line would come together Which then led me into them jumped technology and had responsibility i it until then at cisco for marketing and sales to the retail and consumer goods industry. How do you use technology to not just do technology. But how do you use technology to draw. Pnl value top line midland audio creative agencies. How do you win more in terms of using retailers example. How do you create more traffic. Raise the conversion rate. Raise the average basket size using technology and it was applying what i knew about processing people and adding in the technology. That's what i did for a number of years. Did the globally working around the world lot of frequent flyer miles and all that led to open. No you definitely were just the right person because you had that consumer mentality you worked with the consumer all the time in new that It's not just about the statistic. There has to be some kind of engagement. Some usability for people like you know the the tech you can get crazy unhappy about it all day long. But if you're not communicating to the the actual consumer that you want to consume it it's null and void so that's that's a fascinating angle that you had will. You're absolutely right you just absolutely right that it has to start with the user. It has to start with the individual who's using technology. You know. I was back in the retail days than retail technology. Days talking about such things as we don't was a big idea. Let's put a back in the days of tablets. Where the hottest thing. Let's stick a tablet on a shopping cart and by golly then we can you know just tap away in shop away an inter things in have prices and everything right there in our shopping cart from a technology perspective very exciting. It involves wi fi in goals. Computer chips you can sell. A lot of technology can sell the idea. Well no one really asked. Have you ever put a child in the seat of tablet the equipped shopping cart thing you know. And what about Excuse me but any of you. Who are developing this Are any of you happen to be women with children in stores all the time here. I hate shopping. That's why i want you know what. Wait a minute timeout. It has to be the user the consumer at the center of this and we have talked from the start of the open voice network. When you think about the future of voice we can talk about our from a technology perspective. We can talk about it from a platform perspective. Weekend you know. What's the latest coming from the great great technology companies. The issue is from the user perspective from the individual who's using voice from the marketers who are using voice in their companies from the confirm the enterprise decision makers who want to use voice not as a toy for entertainment but as a tool for efficiency top line mid line operational whatever for transforming improving celebrating business results when we begin to approach voice from the user's perspective our perspective begins to change dramatically and again that's one of the things that really led to the formation. The open voice now. Would you say that will be the number one mission of your organization. We say that we use this phrase and it's can we make voice worthy of a users trust. That's a loaded phrase. Can we make Worthy the users crust can user trust voice on topics like did use on. Privacy can a enterprise zero marketer. You want to reach all your customers well right now. There's not really interoperability invoiced. So you need to do it for this platform this platform this platform this platform. And if someone's on another platform you're not gonna reach.
Archer-Daniels-Midland to Pay $45 Million to Settle Peanut Farmers' Price-Fixing Claims
"Midland. Says it will pay forty five million dollars to settle allegations. It colluded defects the price of peanuts. That's according to the wall street journal. Thousands of farmers sued the company archer. Daniels midland denies any wrongdoing and the prices
Interview With Maz Saleem
"Salama's like like you very much. Thank you both for for for joining me today. so like i was. We just said we recorded this. Podcast like two three years ago and we had some technical issues so we lost the entirety of the recording. Unfortunately so we're back for round two trying to do this again So thank you again. I guess for agreement comeback. We've had a few of these kinds of who issues in a few weeks and it's frustrating. You know we we get by right. So i guess to kick off with. I think the for context. When i came across your personal story and your father story specifically I was quite alarmed. The fact that this was like going back a few years. But i was alarmed at the fact that i hadn't come across it sooner. It wasn't more prominent in the kind of mainstream And there wasn't talk of this reference of this as a particular case of anti muslim terrorism that had taken place on uk soil. And i think what's again quite alarming is that i only stumbled across it because i was kind of researching and i was trying to prove a point in an article or something that was putting together and i saw this and then i kind of went down the rabbit hole of finding out more and it was just astonishing that i there was no prominence to this so i guess i assumed that a lot of people. Listen this may not have come across yourself or your father story. So would you be able to very briefly. Kind of recap what happened. And how your family's life change in two thousand and thirteen yes of course On the twenty. Nine april twenty thirteen. That's is going to a eight years This year My father mohammed. Salim was eighty two years old at the time and he praised at the local moisture which is green mustard which is at the end of our street. And he's done that most of his life any praise at five times a day to day one so that dodge the mice jed back involve To read always press on this particular night He went to read his issue press and when he left the mosquera roundabout. Tim poston pm on this particular. Actually dad wasn't feeling great. Normally my uncle would does with him to the mosque and comes back and not nine. My uncle had some relatives so he basically said oh. I have to go home with you. Go don't worry i'll walk. You know because he's just not far as just at the end of our road and On this night my phone was followed home and know on the cc tv at one who lives on a street. Not many people will have double glazing. They can hear dot because he's not normally walking in the middle of the road because he's a quiet coup de sac area on these guys walking steak and he's normally hitting a code cannell something on the street and this particular night you can notice on the tv's walking quite fast. And then he crosses over the road to the school gate and he was basically funded home By a neo. Nazi called pablo up shane. Who'd only been in the country for five days and who got british sponsorship. He shook behind. Firstly of the british ambassador. In ukraine then go sponsorships small eve the predominantly muslim area and lived on the premises of dell com-. He followed my father home and this nine stabbed him to death from behind And then he went on a three month bombing campaign air and bombs side now bombed that saw three mosques in also over rampton tipton. This was one of the biggest oxyde terrorism on uk. So yet today your board explained now. Many people have heard the media have played down you know. At the time you know a doug's stanford they. We were prime suspects. That's how how disgusting. A was west midlands. Police say they treated our family. The came to our house and they told his record italian descent. A racist tunc. A we said you know. How can you tell us. It's not racist attack. You know tried to. They look to every other motivated by hate. Crime was never possible motive and you know we were suspects in this case as well and was quite disgusting because he had they not called pablo and we're ready to pin this on one of one of my family members. That's how reporting west midlands. Police were the way they treated us. than they were suspects united muslim household when doing source. You know when you'll pay no respects. Men and women are segregated. They had a male Family liaison officer. Googly is just standing there staring. All of us are looking at us. Like it was us and i do understand. The case is quite high number cases where certain cases off family related. When this particular circumstances they weren't and we made that playoffs and Yeah we had a very challenging time with west midlands police and yeah. We went back to taking complaints seriously. And prior to this six months earlier die My brothers jim who's got jim. Montcalm derided was receiving frightening letters from the house. If you don't close your terrorist jim. Because predominant muslims go there You just wait. What would happen and a lot of these letters. Were going out in the area. We showed those to the place. Could it be linked. But they didn't take any seriously and then six months later for the was murdered and this neo nazi was known neo nazi in ukraine. He's dip retort which add and again. He was making open pound bombs air in the forest. So no neo. Nazi get to british sponsorship counterterrorism. How degree allow these nazis into the country.
Is the Inflation Trade Back in the Market?
"We start off tonight with the reflation trade. The ten year yield hitting a one that year high one point three percent does that mean the economy is staging a healthy recovery or that inflation is making a comeback sooner than we all thought. What could that mean for the markets guy. Why don't you open it for us tonight. First of all. I mean bit whereas bitcoin say fifty thousand becase technology problems. He better technology than bill gates. At this point. I mean he gets no pass from me. I offer him no quarter number one number two. It means sit. The market is clearly anticipating this economy opening up in a major way in the second half of the year and that's a great thing for the economy. It might not be such a great thing for the stock market and although the market seemingly likes rates rising right now where to get point and curve where it does and my senses. It's about that one and a half percent and listen. You've talked about a ten year. Yield that went from fifty three basis points in august two north of one and a quarter now and it seemingly short period of time. That's a tremendous move. And i just think it's getting started. Banks are going to like resource trades going to like it but inflation is here mel. Make no mistake. You heard it from kraft heinz. You're seeing it in soft commodities. Just look at charts like archer daniels midland and buggy and it's right in front of us and the fed thinks they can control it. Good luck with
The Legend of Elden Kidd, America's Most Dedicated People Smuggler
"Was just another day. Another crossing for alvin kid and his smuggling partner. Tim burson so we had brought to people from the town of ukiah and put them in a motel in midland on the ten there. At that time you could go across the river. There was a both there. If you're a college kid you could take a boat and go in and go have a beer and restaurant and then come back. No problem passing back and forth. The journey hadn't been easy the night before elden and tim had met their clients. Eighteen in total mbookie. Yes mahyco they then guided them on a three hour hike to the rio grande rover once. They're they waited across undercover of in camped out until morning. Once across they ran their reliable decoy scheme utilizing to vans one. That looked like a smuggler's fan which acted as a decoy and another that appeared to be a legitimate tour van inside which their clients would nervously ride into their new lives. It been working flawlessly for over a year as the old saying goes. If it ain't broke don't fix it as usual. They didn't encounter any resistance. It was smooth sailing all the way to the motel outside midland. Odessa called the fern. It was big giant pool. And we'd been swimming and they were all showed up and had a new client close on. We're gonna make sure. They had plenty of food. They they're taking care of and lot of times. We buy them socks and shoes so they had new socks and shoes on so they want us to flag for anybody. Who's looking for signs of passing the people. The final step was transport their clients from the motel and midland to the nearby airport or with false identification. They would board a flight to some other. American frontier were their new lives would officially begin. There's something so satisfying about a simple plan. Well executed about knowing every motel vending machine or local fast food joint every highway exit sign knowing every single detail by heart. Elton was no longer changing it. Up for every run had gotten too risky and the tried and true methods. Were still getting the job done. But there's risk in repetition. Eldon and tim didn't know it yet. But the gnarled hands of destiny were closing around them. Yes this trip would be different than the others very different indeed because this one would be their last.
How 'Bout Dem Apple Seeds
"Okay thomas we are talking about apple's today. Why don't you tell our listeners. Even got started down this weird little apple path so a few weeks ago i saw video of a dude eating apple from the bottom. And you know. I it up to the pitch me and at the time all i wanted to find out from the team was whom amongst us was with me in eating the entire. It was just way to start to get the conversation going. Yeah i remember. And i was horrified to find out so many members of our team eat the whole apple. We were pretty divided down the middle. Yeah that's right and the discussion led to the possible dangers of eating the apple seeds. Some of us had heard they might be toxic. Some of us hadn't so here we are chatting away about them apples and the science behind whether or not you can eat the core why we are here. Today is pretty cool. Yeah totally and i found a food. Scientists to help explain it all could also My name is islami outs. For last shoddy. I am senior lecturer in the department of food. Science outsider jackets ally investment technology. Islamia is a few scientists beast in nigeria and she told me on the one hand apples. Are these magical fruits. That are really nutritious. And good for you apple's Poplar fruits us are reaching nutrients such as anti oxidants minera house vitamese dietary fiber is an auditor nutrients but their seats are different than their flesh. Yeah exactly what i'd always heard. Is that apple. Seeds have like some amount of cyanide in them you know like generally not something that is good for humans i mean yes and no i asked islam yacht to explain it and it's a little more complicated seeds that is in the center of harpool copy above causing poisoning because the seed contains it compounds. That is called. I mean. I lean mick. Dolan is a compound that's found and lots of natural plants and things that humans eat such as apples but also peaches apricots and almonds. They're is a similar compound and cassava he staple in nigeria and on its own mattie in seeds a midland is usually harmless to people no concerns there but what is potentially concerning is when digestive enzymes in our bodies come in contact with the michelin and when they combine the enzyme breaks away the sugars in the dylan and leaves cyanide which could potentially lead to cyanide poisoning. What do you mean. Potentially thomas say more. Well the conditions have to be just right mattie for this to be more of a concern for starters the midland in apple seeds is encased by pretty tough outer layer in order to expose them make the land to our digestive enzymes have to chew those seeds really really. Well okay i get it and even whole eating monsters like you. Thomas are generally crushing those seeds down to a fine pace with your teeth right exactly. Mattie as much as i love that tidal more importantly though there's not enough apple seeds in one or two apples to really show in effect on our bodies the amount of cyanide that does get formed if at all our livers are pretty good at filtering out those hawks
Biden says Trump Administration's COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort is 'falling behind'
"Donald trump promised that twenty million americans would receive the coronavirus vaccine by new year's eve with just two days left to meet that goal about ten percent of that number have been vaccinated. Two point one million americans as with everything else in the coronavirus pandemic donald trump is going to fail spectacularly at delivering vaccinations to the american people. Today president elect joe biden said this the trump administration's plan is to be vaccines is falling behind far behind. We're grateful to the companies. The doctors scientists researchers clinical trial participants in operation warp speed for developing the vaccines quickly. But as i long feared warrant the effort to distributed administer the vaccine is not progressing as it should and the pace of action. the vaccination program is moving. Now as if you continue to move is now. It's going to take years not months to vaccinate the american people. It could take years for you to get the vaccine. Dr richard bates used to deliver now. He delivers vaccines. The mid michigan medical center in midland michigan had the foresight to buy ultra-cold freezers for storing vaccine months ago when the earlier reports on the development of the vaccine indicated extreme refrigeration might be necessary especially in storing the pfizer vaccine and so the mid michigan medical center received early deliveries of the vaccine because they were capable of storing it correctly. Dr richard bates puts a refrigerated cooler in his honda pickup truck and drives it free hours north to michigan's most geographically isolated hospital in alpena dr daniel maxwell at the small hospital in alpena told the washington post. We're not getting at six months after detroit or new york or san francisco. We're getting it at the same time to me into our community. That's a really important message
Chronic Disengagement - Changing the World for the Better
"About education So no judge is is is is a breath of fresh air really for everyone who is vaguely or deeply concerned With young children and young people whether the five ten fifteen twenty five who've become do fractured away from the education. Second situa- that it's developed into a thing that chronic so we look in children have become long-term disengagement the education system not just the sector but the system that is an incredibly rich system for children so much growing takes place in an education is also this movement of fresh air for everyone but it's a movement of like minded professionals who believe in the power of conductivity and that we should be professionally approximately set of professionally distance from those guys. So for example. I was not long ago on a very permanent city. In the midland's An assault with his family in the middle of this particular neighborhood I can see a tree. I didn't say grass. I walked into the house. Does were that mocks of people punching it assault and the smell was wasn't so welcoming to my particular perspective what a soul was complete broken So that's what we call professional proximity we sit with it with smell it with. We live with it. We create that empathy -education where we can. We can try as much as we can. As much as we were able to. Rio moved. incon- eight without particular thing and from that particular grassroots point. Using whatever it is that we do the technicalities which everybody's jonah anyway. Things like sessions blondes. But he stopped particular emphasis on. We've got to embrace it as as our own. it's all very well being saudi. Now kind of nice clean education offices or whatever it is but it's for notification is is. It's all about bhavan the people out there. Where amasses creating that connective conductivity with young people and their families and then the professional proximity to the den gives gives us an indication that what it is that will take for repair every so often often what he takes us a really kind hearts open mind aunt And a comfortable shoulder. Really official in plano so Yes breath of fresh air which also a movement of like minded professionals from the these as from from from this sometimes over this coach for all the way through to the south coast catch to brighton to cluster to you know so and everywhere else in between is fascinating and it is taking shape. It's it's it's running it's rainy. It's running wild all we need to do is to run with it. control it. So i'd said how long has not been in existence diego. Give us a sense of this cut. So i started no jr education out of particular frustration with the way that we will look in after the most vulnerable. So let me rephrase it. I i starts notification about five years ago and i was a single practitioner. Those make and i saw that. I had a bit of a knack to engaging with those couldn't necessarily engage with anybody else. I didn't know what it was about my practice. That was effective. Now do with help of others. We've unpack no just my just but what it is about the informed my practice it previous experiences and so when offered our networks this boy and middlesbrough five years ago. It's called him. Bob for now. And bob was was was described. Ferrell on and nobody can engage in from thirteen minutes before he is potentially dangerous to suffer this He before he got the had previously harmed quite substantially in animal pet from the Foster parents that lived with the poor dog at his is one of his legs amputated. Is we re all tall environment. So when you when you met with our kind of description you expect that kind of behavior you don't you had to put myself in any shoes and thinking. actually what's the story. The story daddy's boy who observed high levels of violence at home from from day one. It was the only child three. Who's taken out of was taken into care it'd been three different guy placements Exposed to all kinds of caribbean sexual events. Aunt child that needs to be to us to have to fight his sister for a biscuit which was a form of entertainment for darden and as friends towards the two of them fight. Anyway i saw. That isn't so the boy whose federal and nobody can engage with us. That's not the boy that i'm thinking about. I'm thinking about the boards that is broken and craving has not known love yet of potentially is not had fun of free play or whatever it is autonomy not process or actually states is boy gets is one. It's a really low on the main on states but when you pass around like you do as a child and of course for the sake of safety sometimes within limit within the limits of human capacity in patients of course people can't send me something but for that boy it was it was hard life was life wasn't worth living
"midland" Discussed on Interview with a schizophrenic
"For johm. I can say at the moment. I'm listening to i hip hop rap and all sorts of electric music as well. So it's okay. It was actually purchase talkative you. I heard that aren't to mystic again and cover to sense what gave your life served holton. so yes. thank you very much. Thank you for having me.
GM's Toxic Brownfield, the Flint River and Buick City
"Pieces is a chemical known to cause cancer flint municipal water processing. Plant is north of the city. Buick city brownfield site is more to the pollution story at the buick city brownfield site according to the us environmental protection agency. They determined buick. City contain soil and groundwater which includes under underground water supplies contaminated with various petroleum products and chemicals and metals some of the groundwork and the metals were talking about solvents in lead some of the groundwater under viewing city contains free floating petroleum products called l. n. a. p. l. this which is usually difficult to remove various contaminants have been identified at the site. Fifteen l. a. p. l. areas were found some with the p. c. b. chemical a group of toxic persistent chemicals used in electric transformers and capacitors insulating purposes and in gas pipeline systems as lubricants the sale and new use of. Pcb's were banned by law in nineteen seventy nine although large reservoirs of pcb's remain in the environment. Mind you in the seventies we contamination of pcb's in from midland and eventually the pcb's ended up in our food chain in michigan. And thus the law nineteen seventy nine. That banned the product altogether at the buick. City site soils also were contaminated with battles that means volatile semi volatile organic compounds which include thinners solvents as well as metal lead groundwater was contaminated with volatile organic compounds and semi volatile organic compounds. Again we're talking about thinners and in solvents and Other dissolved metals which was led which gets into the groundwater which at buick city has been contaminated by general motors. surface-water impacts are also present from storm sewer outfall. So that means that the solvents thinners and other other dissolved metals have been found in the storm sewer which is the drains that go off into the flint. P. fas impact is on the ground water. The storm water and the sanitary sewers. So we find the peaceful have completely overrun this place. It sounds like or at least an infected the entire water water system throughout that brownfield site. Now where does that leave us in flint. Where does that leave you. Wherever you may be sitting at certainly isn't good news to find out all this and how come it's being downplayed. I know we have an election coming up. We have the water crisis. Ongoing we have covid nineteen virus and we have a lot of other social problems in flint. Not the least of which is a high in from metality rate which ranks with any country in the third world the most viable site for future development in our area. Which is the buick city. Brownfield site appears to be a poison toxic wasteland now the city fathers and mothers area leaders want this site to become something beautiful. Want this to be one of the things that brings us out of our out of the city's doldrums in down in the dumps but this site until its environmental situation can be resolved will never be part of the solution for flint michigan. It's economic and employment problems. Thus those who work with this want to downplay the impact of its pollution not to let others and the outside world know that. It's a serious as it is. Because that would affect the marketing of the of the site again short-term goals long-term disaster As it stands today we only look at this as a marketing problem. I think it's time we look at it as a criminal problem. These people who have who have repeatedly and it's obvious this is repeated because it happened many places over a long period of time when the law ban certain chemicals and products and their duty to report it end to mediate it before. General motors went. Bankrupt is is something to give some thought to. Why didn't all that happen. And so when it comes to the buick city site a site that's Economy has impacted this region for decades. Environmental justice is needed for what has been discovered
UK government under pressure for COVID-19 strategy
"Emergency covid downs across the north of England to put the division between Westminster and the rest made Steph into shot relief. Mass journalists voters across the North voicing their anger being dictated to as city leaders discovered happening towns through front pages, twitter blogs. According to Lisa Nanday, the government doesn't even know where weakness and a new report by End Child poverty was just came out says that even before the pandemic child poverty was rocketing in the north and Midlands eight of the ten. Hardest hit areas is England less the union fracturing. Alex Scotland Wales Northern Ireland each have their own approaches to covert the government is trying to centralize control of England even though English, cities and regions were desperate for the more path more local strategies has that approach failed? Is it going to have to be more more regional? I think I don't think it's a one ONS official question. For instance, when it comes to things like testing trays I, think to have a national overarching. Sort of strategy is a disaster because obviously local people will know how to do that better. But when it comes to for instance. You know. Contagion rules. I think collaboratively in simplicity of the message is so key to their success that having a sort of different set of rules complicated rules depending on one postcode or another I think that will fall down I. I can't see that looking. I'm Scott this perceived as doing much better than England, and Cave in Wales to the extent. Are. They really doing better. Do they just have? To they have better messaging that Nicholas Sturgeon is just somebody is more trustworthy Boris Johnson. Better messaging is part of doing better. Possibly one of the key banks. I had to look at a fairly comprehensive study by the Center for Constitutional Change that looked at the totality of what we loosely termed as the first wave and found a covert destroyed trajectories peaked sooner in both Scotland and Wales and came down foster. So one could say that national OAKTON, which came too late for England came even more disastrously nights from Scotland and Wales. But death rates were significantly above national average for England and consistently. Wales and Scotland so I, think yes they have objectively done better. I had Frank Cultural Boys on the Today program saying he actually missed springs national lockdown lockdown gold because the whole country was in the same boat. Matt downs are driven by local infection rates but they all currently in the north I'm is this crisis sort of making the relationship between national local government, the north and the south worse or at least more more strained yeah. Undoubtedly I mean he's also contains enormous opportunities in some ways for Metro Mas- in the North it's interesting that you've seen. You've seen the London Meh. Saudi con his authority has really diminished because he's been basically take files funding in which he greatly depends is being held. So tightly in could be manipulated so much by central government that he doesn't have as much leeway as he used to. Conversely in the north, they know that they can They can basically demand certain things in exchange for cooperation about Kobe measures. So this puts the whole metro messing I mean previously, they were seen as you know, a Nice Democrat Nice Democratic Nice to have but not something that had genuine power, and now of course, because of covid they do it's also worth. Mentioning that Johnson himself has no real idea think of how to hold north-and-south together. If you read his conference speech last week, the only mention of the North was north London in the context of a cultural jibe, the only mention of Scotland and Wales where in the context of wind, power. he really doesn't think about this stuff any session he hasn't given any attention to how to negotiate this new difficult and fragile relationship a rope, the prominence of some of these regional mez Andy Burnham Steve. Rotherham. that. Make the case for a larger. Merrill based system in this country when you labor introduced mayors lately took on in some places and then and then Nelson others. But you think they'll be more appetite for these figures. I mean it's it's it's hard to say because there wasn't a great dealer appetite for them when they were introduced I suspect because of their dynamics that was thought to see here the sort of purchase pull dynamics with the man's the big regional setting themselves up as defenders of particular cities or city regions against the hostile government. That's a great dynamic building, your legitimacy with voices building a profile, and it may well be the other places. Look at this and think well, I'd rather like to have an undefined and in my case, my sanity or Steve Rotherham because at the Reimann way rose again knocks I've by government, but there's no one in our corner as I think he could. Well. Stimulate that kind of demand the difficulty is no everywhere has like an obvious relation sensitive build a city region around. So I wonder what will happen for the places you know those rather I was towns That was so crucial in the twenty nine election How would this kind of system worked for them?
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"All right so it's five twenty one on. May Twenty second on here with my mom and today was supposed to be the day that I was supposed to be my last day of school. But not in school right now so today you graduated. I guess yeah stay school forever except well until all the hope waiting for the phone someone you what do you think about that as far as college on hopefully. I'll be able to go back. I don't know.
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"It's one thirty five on May twentieth and me and my friends. Just got back into our hometown In Midland and I came down to the downtown area where everything is flooded Just go by the situation and looking at it right now. It's hard to describe. It's completely underwater. Their whole trees underwater right now and the whole community is the way that the reacting. I mean right next to me. There's a guy flying drone to look to look over the water and families are gathered around to look at it. Because you don't see every day I mean we get yearly floods? Usually nothing like this. There's cops blocking off the bridge. Yeah our governor is is at my high school right now. Giving an address to to our Georgetown as we talked the incredible volunteers and people midland community. So experts are describing this as a five hundred year event. It's going to have a major impact on the community and and Midland is trending on twitter and Donald Trump is tweeting about US insane. Big problem with Dams breaking you saw that big big problem. And so we've said the female and the Army Corps of Engineers out and very good at damps probably better dams and anybody you can think of army in curve engineers. It's just insane to see where pave streets and parking lots used to be trees a nice big green lush field as completely drowned..
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"Sponsored by after spreading a wide dragnet police successfully file that Midland teenager who's accused of murdering his mother and a six year old brother he's also accused of shooting his father but the data scape the kid accused of the cartridges Levi Norwood he seventeen and law enforcement and society caught a lucky break when he was arrested for shoplifting in North Carolina the indicators are as he was by himself he traveled out of the area and when he was placed under arrest in Durham North Carolina there's no indication of anybody being with them at that time that's **** your county sheriff Bob losure there's a court hearing in North Carolina Tuesday the extradition process to get it back to Virginia the starting right away authorities in Mississippi are trying to prevent flooding these days and in Virginia to try to prevent forest fires nine out of every ten fires are started by people that's Fred Turk with the Virginia department of forestry you know we have very few fired here Virginia that are started by lightning but there is a small percentage that that is so all of most of all our other fires are caused by people and for the most part it's it's accidental Maryland Democrats will vote in the primary April twenty eighth this presidential primary in Montgomery County needs some good Samaritans not people from Samaria but registered voters from Maryland to help out we are holding training as we speak does hell birth tells a lie he's of the County Board of election and you know I towards the as you near the voter registration deadline party affiliation Delano people seven those questions get full sewer ideally we would like to identify troubled kids and happen training guided by the seventh of April a scary night last night for a woman in Annapolis you got the wrong car she ordered a November she got some random guy's car she doesn't know if he was in overdrive or not the weird drover around wouldn't take her home she finally got out of the car on the highway he tried to grab her she was able to flag down a good Samaritan who took her to the police station she's okay she still confused about exactly what happened WMAL news time is four oh four I am Tom loony and now here's your W. M. A. L. traffic and weather together from the head you need carpet cleaning traffic center in Virginia ninety five south bound will be more something go for you with having congestion after Fairfax county parkway for Lorton into Woodbridge also no accident on the capitol building on the outlook reported that can work Avenue now occupying your shoulder just my volume remaining after passing that accident coming from B. W. park lane approaching the I. ninety five interchange there also are several crossing over on three ninety five north bound in Arlington due to an accident as you're coming through the bond we cannot drive you'll be more stuff that though this incident liking your left lane from the fourteenth street bridge yeah right not arrived or and I found that have you a mail weather channel forecast tonight cloudy hello thirty five tomorrow partly cloudy hi fifty two something that you got to hear live and local this mark about how this debate is going to re o'connor shell hi Larry I really enjoy doing your show thank you for that traffic and weather the day's top stories and you thank you Sir re o'connor shall we six.
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"Standing here with with a gun and you have a gun in your hand while I'm not gonna be faster than vehicle I'm gonna be under a lot of stress hello here's kind of crime stoppers offering a thousand dollar reward they hope that's what's going to kick loosen leads to catch this guy in Midland Kate Eldridge colonials we have the propellant charge money a business report for your right now at twenty ten fifty past the hour Kamel hello say Friday's surprisingly robust November jobs report strengthens the view that the federal reserve will hold interest rates steady for the foreseeable future recent economic data have been generally positive including the reports showing that employers added two hundred sixty six thousand jobs last month and I nearly two and a half point jump in consumer sentiment in the university of Michigan's early December index gas prices ticked lower over the past week in the Seattle area triple a says that as of Friday gas was going for an average three dollars forty five and a half cents a gallon about two and a half cents cheaper than a week ago and down nearly nine cents from a month ago that's your money now I'm Jim just go como news do you know the more celebrate Halloween with dressed up donuts from Duncan like the spooky sweet Halloween spider doughnut trick or treat are you a little bit old to be trick or treating no this is so it's just a really good costume anyway I hear you're giving up Duncan spider donuts didn't I just see you with your kid no that was just the my friend is it working Rhonda Duncan all.
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"Mr lonely from Midland at number twenty all right Chris Janson is on the phone we were talking earlier in the week about truck yeah which is a song that you wrote back in the day and Tim McGraw ended up recording it in that first live one of the first word is I got a little way but but on that part who who came up with the little Wayne part ended Tim McGraw ever try to change that or does he also lives in a long line he actually loves that line and your first ever aspects of things so he loved the line and I came up with it and I wrote the song with hello cash into a song writer and in national called name game mark that below castle confirm that I've I said that line because at the time my oldest son Graham was listening to little line a lot and so because he was a high school or so that's what is listening to all the time and I was getting inundated with rap and hip hop all the time and I was like oh my god please be quiet but that's I mean that was like his walk up music and stuff in sports and you know the put before the football games and things like that so it was just kind of part of our culture at the time and so I thought well I'll put it on that and if any candidate that a little bit of the song now thinking back it's funny but using the word akademy not that not that I pledger extinct but you know this is just a new way of doing things nowadays so it's usually on iPhone or whatever but it was my line and you never change the dissing it verbatim he did and we were talking about it we were like yeah I wanted to make always was in a low Wayne so Ellison err by leveling at some point in the everybody loves.
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"He has a book about mrs pains garage and she was the lady that rented her garage apartment to lee harvey oswald during the kennedy assassination and so i enjoy those seeing something that you really feel like you know the story from completely different angle right you know i like the a big downton abbey guy so i like the victorian england british history alec christie charles. Finch has a great series of mystery. I you know we're gonna be here. All they're all your favorite. That's really really sucks. I do you know what's interesting is that kind of made my name in early childhood literacy literature richer and education initiatives and so our book shel- because we have kids we have a lot more children's books but it seemed to have read a lot more of those big hanged akao your brand texas as you read a lot of hank decalogue. He's still turn those out for generations so how good night moon good night fantastic well. I know we could go on and on books books. How about a podcast. I really like her perspective. Krista good thank you i like. I listened to speaking of garrison keeler. The writer's almanac has daily podcast. It's short like ten minutes. You know this day in history and the poem is his name one more times garrison keeler. I think that <hes> he did a prairie home companion for years and years on n._p._r. It's been leaking wake woebegone. I liked the dream. I listened to the the dream and it had the series about the the ponzi scheme and multilevel marketing very interesting podcasting either when i'm driving or traveling you know and that's typically when i listened to i have i feel like i have a list. You know. Listen to the n._p._r. Daily if the new story is something that i want to that i'm interested in hearing. I'll listen to that as well. What do you have a quote that you've kind of live by in life so i'm a big laura bush guy. We're best friends. She's always trust me. You asked me on that. Don't don't worry about asking her. She's midlander. She's a librarian by profession big children's literacy person and so it'd be matter i have yes no. She's been very very kind and supportive to me in my much more than i deserve yes. She's a fantastic woman but i quote her often. One that i love is that children learn looking to read learn two things first reading is worth wild but second that they are worthwhile and that of course resonated with me because i felt like i was the kid that she was talking about. You know there's a lot of great churchill quotes. You know i'm a big churchill to the leadership stuff love it. Tell me what are you looking forward to the most right now november fifth get rid of interested to see how this i feel like. We've been talking about this school. Bond for five years in this charts are our listeners because as we haven't mentioned it on our podcast show in thirty seconds or less. Tell us about the bond so the midland i._s._d. Is going out for five hundred sixty nine million dollar school bond to do comprehensive high schools two of them so midland currently is a too high school town. Our growth we feel as a board is the board of trustees feels like that we need to move to a three high school town and so we are going to our dress our severe deficiencies in capacity you know midland high i was built when silent movies were playing and the oldest photos of midland high stables because kids were riding their horses to school. Wow that those part of that building is one hundred years old and then midland lee is your is your newest high school and it was built in the early sixties and so things have changed in that time and they just don't meet we feel like we can offer a better education experience so going to do a new two new high schools a new midland high new mid lumley and then you go back and you refurbish but a lot of money into the existing campus which is on neely and that will be your third cumbrians high school. What what do you want to know. I want voters to know that this is a a magical time to try and be doing a bond for a lot of reasons. One is just the community need. I mean we're at we've kicked the can as far down the road as we can we the community if we value education and all of the things that it touches and everyone will tell you can't recruit doctors because of the public education in system you can't recruit oil and gas workers because the public education we're all invested in it right and now's the time but beyond that just from economics you know everyone wants. Their taxes has raised you and us in here. We don't either families to feed. We have families to feed lunch money to provide milk to buy but because of what the legislature did this year compressing the tax rate for school districts com pounded by midland's oil and gas valuations were in this really dynamic place where three hundred thousand dollar house. Let's say for example in this community is a little above average kind of in the middle. The middle will have an increase of just twenty dollars a month and on a half a billion dollar bond with interest rates at historic lows are just so many things that are in our favor right now to try to do this bond that we really. This is the best time an opportunity now to go after wonderful. Thank you for more than thirty seconds. No you did good. You did great. You did great what piece of advice i storm. Would you give to someone that is maybe going through a similar journey as you. You're making a big transition into a new position after being one for seven. What advice would you give to someone that it is going through something like that to be. All in you know to really what made you successful. Take those skills you know move them on be sure to not come in and pipe bomb the place the first day that's never really a great good to know kind of the people get to know the organization gets another board board kind of what their direction is and then you add value where you feel like you can. It's not about changing everything to meet your needs. It's about what are they doing. Successfully and where can i add value. We can go back and tweak the things where we feel like we can do better but you were hired or you were brought in because you had a certain skill set that someone saw and so where can you be most valuable and implement that and everyone's a little nervous and they're just as nervous as you are when you come into a new team. The team is just as nervous as you are doing into it so i always like to think. Remember what everybody's all. We're all in this together so let's support each other and not just you know come in with well what's going to happen. Let's go in with hey what's going to happen. That's going. There's two ways you can look at it and i. I feel like you have that positive attitude for that so best of luck. I'm not always positive giving off. I guess you know it'll be a bit. We all have those days being a bit abrasive well. We all have those days. Tell me is there anything coming into this podcast that you thought oh. I really hope the listeners get to know about me or my journey or m._d._c. that maybe we haven't covered yet. No i mean like you said you know. A lot of a lot of me is out there. I'm very most of my life struggles. I've used and tried to parlay into you know a success. I'm i'm open about you know my battle with alcoholism open about the struggles of growing up you know poor and broken home and and and and the goal being of someone. Can you use that or learn from that or it. Touches them in some way i'm always surprised at the emails are the comments. I'll get someone will pull me aside. You know there were struggling with something and <music> seeing me talk about it. You know really help them and that's great. I'm glad for that. That's why i do it. It's not fun to talk about your junk right now that i don't think give it as a ministry but i do think of it as you know trying to lead by example and knowing that someone did the same for me and so if i can didn't pay that forward at any and do something for them. I certainly would as far as the m._d._c. You know. It's a it's a great organization really positioned well to do great things for this community. We have a great board really strong leadership. You know we're a little dependent upon the sales tax you know so we do more and are more impactful and boom but you know what we're doing with dr recruitment retention and and trying to figure out the housing and doing roads and infrastructure and we partnered with midland health this year on the child psychiatric. We're trying to expand the p._a. V._a. program we're looking at dr. I mean we're we're vested in. They're trying to address. Those needs that. We know that are important to our community. It's a challenge sometimes comes in midland because it is so affluent and not that that's a negative thing is just kind of the reality and so people are used to kind of jet setting and i say that loosely not everyone one owns a chat but you know there you go you know you and i don't think they're going to austin houston dallas for all those things but let me tell you when you have a heart attack i wrote. You're going to be glad that that hospital is right there absolutely and when you move to town and you know rent is high or the home valuation is much harder than you thought it was and you can't afford private school. I thought you're going to be glad that we committed some time in invested in public education and you're gonna be glad that the roads are and so my hope hope is that we can continue the work that the middle development corporation is done and really continue to see this positive trend and they're so many people in town that have you know all of the priority midland. There's so many great leaders in this community that we check off that have been helpful to me or an advisor to me or inspiring to me and some of the fed on the show you had you know bobby burns on great guy former mayor chamber leader. Now you know really has a vision for this community and there's and there's a lot of individuals like that and so any part i just i'm just glad to be in the room. Sometimes you know sometimes you just want to sit there and listen to what's going on and and hope that they don't kick you out kind of like you're you sit into big kid's table belong here. They enjoy till they figure it out. I'm going to enjoy it hopeful and optimistic that midland continued needed to grow nicotine to provide those opportunities for for industry in business and continue to be a great place to raise a family. We want people to come and and stay right. I think that for a long time there was a calm. I said the same thing i was only going to be in midland three years. Yeah yeah thought okay. I'm going to do my two years time and keep going in. Having you know whether it's the year you know working for county government or oiling gas. I think a lot of people come in with that mentality. Maybe two or three years and then i'm gonna go back to but if few create a place if you create an environment if he curator city <hes> that that has a vision and has a good quality of life and enhance the amenities that people are looking for they'll stay you know and all of those things that party midland and the p._s. and you know the chamber and m._d._c. we are that we've identified those key. Things i think is going to be really great for our community in the next five ten twenty years absolutely well john. I know we're running out at a time. I had a list of like ten so we may have to have a follow up in a year so this so we can get caught up on. How are things going with m._d. Seasons you are in this new transition transition but we wish you the very balanced and i really appreciate you just being so open and honest and sharing your time with us today and i. I love your quote that about mother teresa tracy just helping one person because that's really a. I know someone was helped today so your story big fan thank you. I'll be calling again allen again thank you. John and we'd like to now announce today's community m._v._p. And the m._v._p. Is the midland education. Foundation in pioneer resources is yes. They are hosting one of their biggest fundraisers of the year coming up on september fourteenth. The event is always a blast. I mean when i say always it is always so much fun and this here the bringing in montgomery gentry. That's right who i know. We'll.
"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast
"Oil producing regions the area in west texas and southeastern new mexico could nearly double crude oil production by the year twenty twenty three but who are the leaders behind this economic powerhouse and what is their story. This is permian perspective. I'm your host krista. A skinny sponsored by i baker hughes a g._e. Company inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Hello everyone welcome to this week's episode. I hope that your day is treating you. Well wherever you are and we appreciate you choosing permian perspective as you're listening choice today so thank you. I'm sitting here in midland texas with john. <unk> sketti and john is the executive executive director of the midland development corporation and m._i._s._t. School board trustee john. Thanks so much for being with us. Thanks for having me big fan long time listener first-time caller. You're hearing that that is awesome. Thank you. I can't wait to get into our interview. I know it's going to be so much fun and just so informational and so i'm looking forward to before we we do so. I want to ask everyone to help our show out. We are fairly new so we want those five star reviews so please feel free to drop by an itunes and leave your review. We we also wanna think apple for choosing permit perspective to be on their new and noteworthy list. We're pretty excited and we saw that i was shocked had no idea and so thank you. Thank you apple especial. Thanks also to spot monster for this awesome five star review. I love hearing the names that that people choose when they leave these reviews so spot monster whoever you are thank you for this. This is what spot monster had to say. Well done krista. I love hearing from us. Locals wish i could be as positive as consistently as you are so thank thank you for that very kind. I love positively and i appreciate that you'll notice that so thank you thank you. Thank you spot monster and once again. Thanks again for leaving a five star review. Okay we ready john all right. Let's get started first of all. Just tell me a little bit about yourself. A west texas native group in lubbock. My mother worked worked at tech for a lotta years but really had to stick it to her and show her what four i wasn't going to go to tech just because i needed to get outta town. I went an hour north plain view and went to wayland island off lockney girl. You know so we're we're panhandle. Texas people bounced around a lot. You know didn't have a lot of direction early on my my folks divorced house very young. I wasn't a great student. Kinda limped through college worked. A lot of retail moved around kind of ended up in the dallas. Metroplex worked in grocery stores worse and had had a lady. That really was impactful for me. Kinda saw something in me that maybe i didn't know what was even there and kind of talk me into going back to school and getting my masters terms and that's how i got into libraries and so worked in public libraries in the dallas area for several years and then my mother was in declining health and being being an only child what she would call responsibility i would call guilt and so needed to kind of come back to west texas and it just was one of those rare things in life where it worked out professionally rationally in personally that the the director of midland county public libraries came open and so we were able to move back to west texas and be closer for her and her in her last years of declining earning health but you know my wife and i both being kind of west texas and panel people we wanted to come back and read and raise the family here so this is perfect timing it was it worked out really well l. and then had a very you know we may get into that but a really good run at the library to a lot of great things a lot of support from the community and politician were able the to really move the needle and when it came to public library service not only midland kind of across the state as a best practices model and then the m._d._c. can call middle development corporation had an opening for an executive director. It was something that was certainly intriguing to me. I always had a great platform at the library but as mary narrow in scope you know as the education and literacy which are both wonderful things that i'm passionate about that but the midland the vilma corporation has such a larger wider swath of impact on how we can really changed the community and so like the right time you know change can be scary as you know you do something for for so long a community and you're kind of identified. It's it's it's what people see you as sees sees you as your identity and so there's a little a little scary but it's been great. It's been great so far. They have a lot of irons in the fire a lot of projects projects in the pipeline and so excited about what the opportunities are going to be. I definitely won't talk about that transition here in a minute i let's let's talk about the library because you made some. I'm very instrumental changes. What does the thing you're most proud of from that time in the library while so in two thousand nine the midland county commissioners agendas to unfunded near british public libraries and so when i came on in twenty eleven there was this real uncertainty about what the future were even going to be. I think that during the public comment portion in nine when they were trying to get rid of the library people really came out and that was great and the commensurable asmaa when's the last time you use the library and they would say well. I don't i use it. I know it's important and so there was this disconnect and we see that a lot you know especially on the quality of life issues in midland with the boom and the people are moving in from out of town they want aren't those quality of life things that they're used to getting in the in the larger metropolitan areas right and so we were able to really kind of changed the narrative about what the perception of public library service was for this community and we were fortunate that we were kind of in a boom at the time i think oil was one hundred twenty barrel when i moved to midland and the commissioners had some dollar set aside to do some things and so we were able to invest you know twelve and a half million dollars over a five-year period in public lives which is unheard of for a community our size in texas and so i'm just i'm really really proud at the turn of the one eighty turn that we were able to to take with with the library in this community and kind of changed the narrative going from who it may not survived being something that people look to as a really strong quality of place issue. We hear stories about when physicians are on recruitment. The tours or people were bringing people in the library is one of the places that they'd be sure and take the mom and the kids because they want to show them that we know we do have those amenities here so the centennial library on the loop of course is is the premier i would argue still the premier public library space in texas. Oh it's beautiful and the downtown library of course has had a renovation recently as well so really well positioned and you you know that takes a lot of people that wasn't just me. I could just as easily been ran out of town for those crazy ideas. You know a lot of political support had had a really good buy in from from the community and so to be able to turn that around like we did. I think is something that i'll always be pretty proud of well. You did an excellent job and congratulations because that that's centennial library is amazing amazing and as as a mom for sure and and also just the era that i grew up in going to the library is what we did. If we i mean we didn't have google we didn't we had to do that and so when my kids were little we took advantage of those summer reading programs and such so many of the wonderful amenities that the library has here in midland so to see it being supported at that level is just encouraging especially for someone that maybe is about to move into west texas for you know for oil and gas to know that we do have some great great libraries here and support you know and i think that's important as you mentioned summer reading. There's a lot of programming that happens. I mean you know libraries and never getting out of the book business business. We're we're still about books and literacy in those things but there are so many programs that are going on adult coloring and origami classes. I mean there's there's ways to plug in and that's another another thing that i think is really good that they've done is when you move to a new town. It can be hard to plug in. You know you joined the church. Hopefully you're meeting your neighbors but you know the library can be put destination place where you can plug in with other people at stage of life. You have large families. We're going to the library and hopefully finding those individuals that are kind of in that same mm spot of life as well as well so let's talk about the transition so you then transition to this new position as the executive director of the mellon development corporation explain. I'm with the m._d._c. does and how it helps not only oil and gas businesses but all businesses here in west texas yes so the so the middle development corporation was by the voters voters was created. We get a quarter of the sales tax dedicated that runs through the city and it specifically for development the m._d._c.'s mission is to promote in advance opportunities is that enhance and diversify the strength instability of the already good middle on economy and so we are keenly aware that we're an oil and gas town but there are or other commercial you know were really focused on infrastructure right now because the growth is just so dynamic and if the roads aren't there you know that that's a challenge so we do a lot of collaboration with the other taxing entities hoping to leverage what we feel like we can bring the table and say hey this is going to benefit everyone so if we can leverage building that road out for the next three miles or whatever the case may be with some m._d._c. dollars but also the city and the county play a part you know when you're really expanding the impact that you have we were keenly sensitive and aware of of the challenges in public education health care housing housing all of those are issues that were really taking a stronger look at because we know that it's important for the future growth you know dr payments most recent report says you know there could be over two hundred thousand people in midland twenty thirty and we just are not there from an infrastructure standpoint and so what can the m._d._c. do to help you know because because all the taxing entities have their kind of silo the things that they are charged with doing and then then that's great we need those we need great police and fire and you know water sewer garbage pickup. Those things are important to our community but you know if you're looking taking the thirty thousand foot view and really trying to.
"midland" Discussed on Permian Perspective Podcast
"Value money you get in their heart and phil what they need. Then go take care awesome. That's great advice. You mentioned tools. Do you have a favorite business tool. That has worked for you all these years. I really don't i mean i kind of know what angle you're going now. I just talked to work hard and i think the two i've got that. I don't know if it's a tool like you're expressing to me. Everything's relationships and so oh the value offering the million is developing those relationships so that if i need something i needed advice or i need anything. There's people could get to the on call sought say the tools. Don't be afraid that network don't be afraid to get out and build that relationship and and you got to remember sometimes use to get that relationship. You gotta do something for someone else. Yeah you got to deliver when they need help and so then all of a sudden when you need something you'll get them but i'd say bill that network ricca friends been that network of people that know how to do things. You can't dig so bill that i love that. What about your legacy. What do you want your legacy to be too young too young. Don't even think about that now starting to get over so start me but i don't i mean i am so proud. Proud of our time it was mayor and we bitch in the loop and the airport and the sports complex and i'm just really proud of my goal was to change the face of midland. Now really what i wanna wanna do is help. Someone else changed the face amila because now we people have told me i'm nuts on this but i really believe it is in the middle east. Call abu dhabi this risen out of this oilfield in the middle east -opoly bill and can be an abu dhabi. We've got the capacity. We got this amazing resource underground. That's it's just it's just startling so there's no reason midland needs to be anything but a world class second class and we're not now. We just need be honest. We're not there. We're way behind schools. Healthcare issues are not worry want roads. We've already mentioned so we've got and i think the key thing is that quality of life visit is it of quality of quality of life and we still have people can get outdoors and jog and ride bikes safely and it's attractive to get out and do so mill. It's got the chance to be a remarkable three that if i had a legacy i'd like for midland to really be what i came to forty years ago. Love that finally. Is there anything coming into this interview. You knew you're going to sit down and we are gonna visit that. Maybe we didn't get to talk about that. You would love to share with our listeners. You we'll go go back priority millet. I think that's the thing that's burning most of my time and most of my energy and <hes> there's a word called for several eight which i usually i'll have the word but leaders leaders lock in and percent right means. It's on their mind and they can't get it off. They go home at night and they're separating their thinking and i think every great leader is locked in and so i would encourage people to don't be afraid to lock in that brain to go get things done because right now yeah. We need people no matter how much i wanna make bill and better i can't do it. I mean and there's thirty of us the can't do the mayor can't do it. You need the people to be involved in and it's just minutes worldwide nationwide to so i'd say we need more people to get in there and let the brain worked for them because all the answers are walk being ourselves. I love it. Thank you so much president and c._e._o. Of midland chamber of commerce bobby burns. What a pleasure it has been to sit and talk with you today. I hope you enjoyed your time as much as we did. I thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you so much and it's now time to announce today's community m._v._p. And the m._v._p. Is community national bank and and the united way community national bank recently hosted a school supply drive for the second year in a row. All of these items donated will be given out to the kids at the boys isn't girls club at the family fund event. This will be held august tenth at the midland county horseshoe. There will be a backpack and school. Supply giveaway gains free back to school haircuts music face painting and so much more the best part is it's free now. The event.
"midland" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Any debt collector company that contacts are consumer should be able to immediately verify where they account came from and provide the documentation that supports the balance alleged. So now before they even collect on anything moving forward. They can't even touch a file unless they have that information. Correct. Correct. And you know, and and just to be candid Midland is seeing they haven't done these practices for a decade. And it's taken that long, by the way to get into an agreement. Wherein they are saying we're not going to actually do the Justice system. I mean is that just the court system or what I don't understand that you know loss. It's take a long time. A decade is a long time. But this is clearly part of an overall. Investigation not just here. But this is something that was signed off on by forty two the fifty states. I have no idea why the other eight decided to not play ball business, but red states, right? Right. Right. Right. So, but you know, it's it's one of those things it's taken a long time to one figure out, and then that these practices are not just limited to specific areas. But they're across the board. This was a practice Midland was engaging in Midland's engaged in it. It was also part of the just general debt collection, you know, concepts that people would practice, so here's the other attention getter. I mean, there are multiple attention getters in this agreement. But one of the other ones is they've got a now. Review all these accounts, obviously for account level data. In addition. They have to make sure that they're not into bankruptcy or they don't belong to a deceased consumer or consumer who's a servicemember, which leads me to believe that they were collecting on debts from people that were deceased. They were collecting on debts in violation of the soldiers sailors relief act, or whatever that is. And they were collecting on debts, including the bankruptcy. We don't know this for a fact, right? So the statement or the agreement indicates as such right? No, absolutely. There are certain protections. That are carved out. I think we talked a little bit a couple of months ago about some ways that the the financial protection bureau is looking to erode some of those protections. But no, you know, it's there's an automatic state for bankruptcy a debt collector cannot take action against you. While you're in the car while you're under the protection of the bankruptcy court. The service members Protection Act is there for a reason. These people are deployed, they don't get regularly get mail, or if they do it's probably not going to be the right place. And we have no clue that this process is being undertaken against them while they're overseas somewhere in a so these these are important things that were Nord it. To me. It's unfathomable that these things were happening to begin with. I mean, we know that experience checks bankruptcy records. We know that when people say to, you know, someone that there's an accountant bankruptcy generally goes away. I guarantee you that they heard from people will I filed bankruptcy and continued to collect on it. We've heard those stories over the years. Yes. In this. You know? It's it's hard to understand understate. The magnitude of an agreement like this that is so cross the board nationally about these kinds of practices, and again, you know, Midland merely is probably the poster child for for this conduct. The other issue has to deal with selling these debts, which I find interesting you can explain this to me better that we may not have time to do this because the traffic, but this line says until September twenty twenty Midland can only resell debts to anyone other than an entity described in the agreement such as an entity that initially sold the data Midland is that what that means. They can only sell the debt.
"midland" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"The office of the police Commissioner of Midland city. Well, the funny good wing wire. Just like criminals everywhere around. I'd like you to do something for me to mop and bucket a mop and a bucket, you'll find both the Commission's broom closet. I was hoping working late at his office. What do you have your hand those experience some training skill come for nothing in this world? All of my years, the crime lab and class in criminal vilification lecture wire Incheon special mugshot school early morning. Classes in the history of people Spanish to else for one homemade while you're holding up your hand. Are you going to scrub the floor? So the month of the bucket. Broom glad. Selvi think you stay. And. With the lingua having his way, the corridor, bucking Mito violations and the motions. I am the mothers against crime committee is here to see you. Please. Go right in late. Welcome against crime. We're making it. Granted little committee. We have come to inform you where we stand your family my bucket. That's what you're standing. Time. All right. Just all the Commissioner. This is the mothers committee against crying. Hold on. Raining..
"midland" Discussed on The Property Podcast
"This topic is just got more and more important largely the changes in the housing market and how different regions performing. This is something is on the mind of a lot of investors, especially those in the southeast at the moment. And for that reason, we thought it was high time that we revisited the topic on the podcast, and we've also made it the cover feature of the latest edition of the property have magazine, which if you are a subscriber should be dropping through your letter box with a satisfying thought around about now. And I think we're pretty well qualified sokaia this. I mean today as we speak, I'm in the southeast rumps in Spain, but we still are investors. I'm rob still does travel around the world, but it doesn't stop him. And I'm currently investing in the north and the Midland's, but it doesn't stop me and it's not because we're magic. No, it's because we've. One emotionally overnight. And so we have some basic systems that you can follow to be successful. Let's thought they bug it in clear on why this is something that you might want to be thinking about and why. In fact, I think any theories investor should be aware of this, even in investing on your doorstep is the right thing to do right now. It's not necessarily going to be forever. Now if you're investing remotely because you won't Galvan around the world and travel and not be tied down to particular location than of course, is obvious to see why he might want to do that. But if you are happily settled in one place, why would you not just invest on the next street? It's far easier to do it. You know the area, you know the people and it's a lot easier if you to keep tabs on your investment once you've made it the reason I think this is a topic that all investors should be aware of an get themselves mentally comfortable with is that it is absolutely impossible that your local area is going to be the best place for you to invest now and also in five years, ten years. Fifteen years. We're seeing a brilliant example of this right now. We were talking about it in the news story and we've talked about it so much over the past few months. If you live in London over south east up to a year ago, maybe investing locally unit. I'm really well in terms of capital growth, London recovered fastest after the last crash. But if you're only comfortable investing likely than over the last year, you would have come to a complete standstill. You'd be making investments that really didn't get much of return and where the capital growth was pretty much the worst in the entire country. So those London at the moment. But it's other areas of the times the point Israel, that if you have geography as a constraint on where you're invest, it means that they're going to be points in time where you were just unable to make the best investments that you could absolutely an for many of you sitting out the market for five, six, seven, eight years while your local area comes back around again, it's just the question. So invest in remotely, eventually the many investors. Has become something that they have to look at. Now you may not be brave enough to do this from the off by flee after listening. Today's episode, you'll have a bit more confidence and maybe at least start researching the possibility. So often seventy people struggled to get started. And often it's the most simple obstacles. Stop them so Chaz which area to choose. Now, the great thing is there is so much Stater information at their right now. We were actually talk about the Bank cycles in different areas on the podcast. But also, again, let me highlighted in the new story. The really useful reports like the home truck ripple that tell you about areas that performing right now and not just in the last twelve months, but also down to the last month, three months, twelve months..