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"moffitt" Discussed on GOLF.com Podcast
"I think you can learn more from watching a guy like Matt Fitzpatrick play golf than a guy like, you know, Sam Burns or will zalatoris or some sort of new age athlete type because Moffitt's Patrick isn't the guy with all these physical tools, transcendent talent, anything like that. I mean, he's a talented guy. Obviously. But the reason why Fitzpatrick won the U.S. open today is because of he did the same things that you or I could do in order to get better at our game. He was really disciplined in picking a plan and sticking with it. He wasn't trying to blow everything up, as I was saying, it's trying to play his own game. It doesn't particularly care how something looks if it helps. Wide ships cross handed and pots with a pin in, because he thinks it'll help him. And when I asked him about that, do you ever get embarrassed about how something looked? He didn't even compete with him. He's like, no, you know, if I wanted to finish second my whole life, I would. I would care about something looks, but it helps, why would I? And so these are all just really interesting and good reminders just for the golfer at home, right? Who cares how something looks if it helps? If you're disciplined, if you stick with a plan and if you pick a plan and stick with it, you'll get better because of it. If you're smart about the way you work, then you'll get better at golf and you'll get incrementally in your improved incrementally every single day to the point where you're playing the best gulf of your life. And to me, that's a really inspiring, cool message that Matt Fitzpatrick represents. Folks, I do want to take a second to tell you about rad Moore golf. That is the best apparel company in the game. I was wearing it all week long at Brookline getting a lot of comments. A lot of comments in our drop zone specific line. But what I want.
"moffitt" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Listening to all things considered It's four 44 This is 90.1 W ABE I'm Emile Moffitt Facebook not only plays a prominent role in our day to today society It's also factored into the last two election cycles In 2016 many voters who used the platform were targeted with this information much of it by foreign actors and in 2020 the CEO of the social media giant donated millions to local election offices around the country including here in Georgia to help elections run smoothly and keep voters safe during the pandemic In this week's episode of WAB tech cast we look at the role of Facebook and its parent company meta plan to play in this year's midterm elections For many Georgia voters the first reminder they'll get that its election day is a notification on their phone from Facebook's voter information center You will see information around the candidates specifically for Senate and governor You will also see the latest information in terms of where you can cash your vote That's Robert training with meta Facebook's parent company while the company is not expected to Dole out the millions in grants for elections offices this year it is working to provide voters with accurate information and to fight disinformation Well we feel very strongly that voters looking for information should have that easily accessible resources for Georgia voters define authoritative local information We feel very strongly about this that every person who is eligible to vote should be able to vote and have the most authoritative information to do so And what's the process of gathering this information to ensure that it's trustworthy and is the correct information I'm glad you asked that question We have a dedicated team focused on the midterms which builds on the important systems that we put in place to provide reliable information from an election standpoint That is working with state and local officials in combating election misinformation across languages I should also mention that this is also available in Spanish as well as English And what are some of the steps that the company has taken to try to identify and fight misinformation from appearing on the platforms Well as I mentioned we work very very closely with state and local officials And we tie that information back to the county website as well as the state website That's incredibly important to us In addition to that more on a national international scale we have 40,000 people that are working on misinformation on the platform to take that information down or that misinformation down Just as quickly as they come up And that operates in three different ways First and foremost we have artificial intelligence This is machine learning if you will And the vast majority of circumstances even before the information pops up on the screen we're able to take it down The second way that we're able to do this as I mentioned before is working with state and local officials as well as federal officials when it comes to misinformation And then lastly it's you in your listeners That reports misinformation hey you know this doesn't sound right Of course we know that election day is on Tuesday But if someone posts and says hey make sure you go out and vote on Saturday We know that's not true And we also know that individuals reporting that behavior helps us to keep that information taken down But our efforts like this enough to counter a torrent of bad actors poisoning the information stream when it comes to elections The short answer is no but they're very welcome David Becker is founder of the center for election innovation and research There's not going to be a magic bullet here The damage that's been done to voter confidence by election deniers despite the integrity of the 2020 election and all the work that's been done since that's going to take us decades to fix But he says ongoing.
"moffitt" Discussed on Untangle
"We have data that shows the more self compassionate we are, the more we can lower our heart rate. We have data to show that giving ourselves time and mindfulness and meditation practice can actually strengthen and lengthen our telomeres, those strands at the end of our DNA. With all of the science, again, I try to make it very approachable to my students, which is for those who like to geek out on it, which is definitely a big chunk. We give them all kinds of literature review to fall down the rabbit hole with. But during our sessions on the weekend, we're really looking at is how the science shows each one of us that what we know now and I think it's Stanford that's just produced this great study. Sometimes it makes me laugh that we have to study these things, but they said, guess what? The best leaders are the most self aware. Right. Okay. I love that instead of these things and sometimes it's a little bit maddening, but I think what I love about that the most is that's not the mindset of most corporations and companies most companies treat humans as on some level robots and they expect them to separate and leave out the parts behind that are intrusive or quote unquote too personal and I think again what I would much prefer companies do is give their leaders the skill set to hold themselves and hold others, which is to learn the capacity and skill to check in with yourself to check in with others and keep moving the work along. I feel like there's just so much. This is why when you and I speak when we're having coffee, we go off in so many different directions because there's everything is just so rich and I am very curious what your personal practice is daily. So I know you're a brilliant teacher and therapist and you do so many of these things for other people. But what do you do for yourself every day? So the first practice I do is the one I recommend for everyone she said put my hands in my body and I check in. And that helps me just again set myself up nutritionally if they're more or less movement for maybe I need to make or break a social plan. It helps me stay in alignment with whatever the day is ahead before I get off and running to meet all of these asks and requests from the world towards myself. I also always have a commitment of what I call my moving towards myself practice. When I was a new practitioner, I had what I would call a stricter rigid practice. I used to have my 5 5 5 practice which is what I would move for 5 minutes. I would meditate for 5 minutes and I would journal for 5 minutes and for years when I had four small children at the time, it was about all I felt it could fit in. I certainly did a lot of yoga and meditation, but it wasn't any more regular than my 5 5 5. And now that I've been a long term mindfulness and spiritual practitioner, I would say really the practice is moving towards myself and checking in and it's that checking of do I need to go to the gym and lift heavy weights today? Do I need to set a meditation for a half an hour? Do I need to check in on my neighbor who's sick? As I move towards myself and again, what's going to allow my nervous system to really regulate what will that be? And I think for people who are new to spiritual practices, I recommend finding whatever lights up you internally, right? It could be a book. It could be a teacher. It could be a class. And make that regular make that time regular make that practice regular. So as it starts to get more embodied, you've got a chance of getting some success of continuing with it. And then I think as we all start to practice more, we realize it's not the practices that are magic, it's that they put us into our own experience. And what I mean by that is one of the sessions this winter, my leadership trainees were almost like confessing like I haven't been so good about my meditation. I haven't gotten on my match in my yoga and I've been skipping those things and I said, pause, it's not the practices you're missing. It's you that you're missing. When you don't get on your mat, you miss connecting to you. When you don't meditate, you miss connecting to you. So don't make them about the practices. There's no right or wrong good or bad practices, but what they're is are many, many opportunities to connect with you, and that's what the practice is to me are really about. That's what's behind them. Yeah, that is such great wisdom because I think there are people that don't practice meditation or mindfulness or yoga, but maybe they play the piano or the violin or the cello or they do marathons or there are other practices that they do where they have learned to connect with themselves. And that can be very beautiful as well. Is there anything else that you want to share about the humanity first program? Because I'd love to move into one of my favorite topics with you relationships. But I want to close out on the humanity first program. Yeah, I think to me, again, I would just say that we all have the opportunity to be an example or a warning. We're all leading whether we know it or not. And to lead yourself first with more grace and beauty and self compassion will without a doubt inevitably help you be a cause to be an amazing leader everywhere you are on the planet. So I'm not sure why anybody wouldn't want that. Yeah, I 100% agree with you..
"moffitt" Discussed on Untangle
"I'm so happy to be here. I always appreciate you and I having a chance to have conversation because I know one thing it will be, which is rich. Whenever we have conversations, we tend to go off in a million different directions. So let's see how we do with that here. I want to give our listeners a little bit of texture about who you are in case they don't know you or maybe haven't heard your meditations on muse or meditation studio. Tell us a little bit about how you came to be a therapist. And how you integrate different modalities into your practice and into the work that you do. So my first experience with psychotherapy was being a teenager, my parents got divorced, and they did what I think a lot of parents do, which is they dragged me right away to a therapist. And I saw this 60 something year old white man who didn't have children, and I remember thinking about 15 minutes into this appointment, and I was 12. I thought, this guy's terrible. I think I could do this better than him. And passion and curiosity about the person in front of me. And it was one of the first times looking back that I began to realize that I think there was a spiritual person from the beginning of time. I just didn't know it. I was the stir of the pot of my family, and I always ask questions. I was curious about why so and so was always drinking at a family event. Why so and so was getting a divorce, why wasn't anyone talking about such and such? And I had a great curiosity about human behavior, including my own and at some point that turned and I would say my experience was to survive my family of origin and to survive where I grew up in New England. I very much learned that the message I was getting from people was that I was too much. And that I needed to be less to be smaller. And so what I did was I got really small. And I thought I got quiet, but I got small. And then fast forward to I'm about early 20s and I've moved to Boulder. I really don't know why I'm thinking I'm here for winter, and I'm out for a run in an alleyway, and there's nothing to trip over, but all of a sudden I found myself on my knees and I just heard this, I don't know, I guess a voice, I've never heard anything like it again, that just said, you can't go on like this. And it was another marking point for me that it was time to change my life. And so right around that time, two things happened. One, I became really aware of how I kept trying to be smaller and make sure I wasn't too much in anyone's eyes, and that that needed to stop. And that the second was, I felt really called to listen to my heart and not my head. At that moment I was actually scheduled to start thinking about taking prereqs to go to medical school to be a psychiatrist. That was what everyone had recommended to me. And I really didn't want to do it. And it was the moment I realized I'm not being who I really am. I'm not doing what I really want to do. And so right away, luckily, listen to that and changed course and headed off to graduate school at UVM and never looked back. What did you make of when you heard this voice in your 20s? And then I want to go back to something you said about your family of origin. But when you heard this voice, what did you make of it? Did you think it was your intuition? Did you feel it was coming from a spiritual place? Was it like a still silent voice within? What was your interpretation at the time that had such a big influence on your actions? At that point, I really honestly had no idea it was a little bit scary. Like I looked around like, okay, there's no talking. And I was like, no one shoved me to the ground. There was no stump or rock I tripped over. So at first it was like, how am I on my knees hearing this? And then there was just, I don't know any other word to say, but just this very calm knowing of don't try to figure it out, just feel it and listen to it. And that's really why for me that was the big shift of I had really shut myself down and spent a lot of time trying to figure things out. And to get it right, just a lot of trying. And in that moment, it was just, can you feel this and can you trust it? And I really don't know why. But I did. And I just began to turn. Now, I don't want any of the listeners to think. I then became a jump in the spiritual bandwagon. In this way, it was a long long turn of my ocean liner, but it was probably one of the most marked moments I recall of I am on the wrong path. I'm in the wrong place and I actually deep within me know who I am and where I need to be. And I don't want to miss that opportunity and I want to start living into that. Wow. That's amazing that that happened for you. When you say, because I feel a little bit about this too, that you spent a lot of time trying to survive your family of origin. When you first began that process, was it so much in your head, like really trying to understand why you felt a certain way why your parents behaved a certain way, like answering questions, logically, trying to fix things was that your process when you say surviving using your I have a belief that each of our personalities are the costumes we develop to survive childhood. So in my family, I had very smart, funny, quick, know it all, people in my family, both my family of origin and my extended family, and so it felt like the unspoken rule was to have all the answers, know what's going on, but don't speak up too much. It felt a lot like as an adult now, I would say the box of being a woman, right? Like be fit, but don't be too fit, be smart. You smart. There's really nowhere to rest comfortably. And so I don't think as a young person I spent time trying to figure it out. I think what I learned is I really wanted to be loved and to belong. So I learned really quickly, okay. This is who I need to be to get that. Then over time, I would have little Fisher cracks open up in little windows into, I'm still wondering why this person is doing this or why this is happening for me. And then I would just kind of squelch that crack or Fisher go back to my old ways. And then over time, I think that fall and the alley that bringing me to my knees and the alley really just opened up that that was using all my energy..
"moffitt" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Welcome You're listening to all things considered from NPR news 76° at 5 48 This is 90.1 W ABE Emil Moffitt ins for gibberish Thanks for joining us Still ahead this evening Passover begins tonight and for thousands of Ukrainian Jews the story of displacement and the search for a promised land holds special meaning I don't know what will be in future If you want to not know what will be tomorrow Celebrating despite fleeing from war ahead in 15 minutes on all things considered A look at the roads this evening and Decatur a crash blocks the two left lanes two 85 eastbound before a flat shoals road in Tucker also on the perimeter erect blocks the left lane two 85 southbound at northlake Parkway and in Fulton county this evening a crash on the right shoulder 20 eastbound at Lowry boulevard This report is sponsored by Troy university You can take the first step in becoming a leader in your chosen field by attending Troy university's worldwide open house online April 20th through 24th registration at Troy dot EDU slash open house Today is $5 Friday at WAB with a new $5 monthly donation you can choose from any of our amplifying Atlanta thank you gifts a mug tote sticker the choice is yours at WA VE dot org slash donate Support for WAB E comes from Georgia power thanking line workers who weather storms and put their lives on the line in order to help George and feel safe connected and comfortable more information at Georgia power dot com.
"moffitt" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Against Asian Americans and he doesn't want more fear Asian American fear to continue that cycle He says the fight ahead is about more than hate crimes It's about civil rights Sunday a jerks NPR news At four 44 you're listening to 90.1 W ABE I'm Emile Moffitt Events today in Atlanta and beyond marked a solemn anniversary when you're a go today a white gunman killed 8 people 6 of them Asian women at spas and Cherokee county and Atlanta And as the shooter awaits a second trial and faces possible death penalty in Fulton county leaders from metro Atlanta Asian American and Pacific Islander community say they haven't fully healed Is the executive director of the local nonprofit Raksha which works with South Asian survivors of violence All things considered host Jim burris recently asked her to assess where metro Atlanta is one year later I anticipate this is not the last time this is going to happen in our community And I feel like there's still more that we need to do to prepare for other incidents that may occur in that is from relationship building preparing crisis response teams figuring out how we're going to really show up for community And I think we've definitely made some strides but we still have a ways to go And we're still in pain Talk about that pain How do you put that into words I mean and there's multi layers to that pain I mean the pain is of course the attack on our communities the lives lost Doing the work that we do since we do a lot of work around gender based violence generally there's vicarious trauma And then there's the pain that we've had you know for those of us that grew up here in Atlanta or grew up in the United States the pain of being other and the pain of being targeted based on your identity And then of course there's a gender based violence piece to this So the value of us as women are we ever safe Are we being over sexualized based on our identity So there's many layers of pain that we continue to feel that comes up And it's going to be different for each one of us based on our experiences Atlanta specifically is a welcoming community It's got that designation as a region would you say to AAPI people that it does feel welcoming I grew up I was born and raised in Atlanta It is my city I love it But to the same degree I grew up thinking about southern hospitality and how we can be so welcoming to folks But we also can see the elements of hate You even think about some of the laws that we try to pass that isn't always welcoming We've had English only statues that people have tried to pass We've had two 87 G which basically meant that if you were stopped or arrested or put into the jail system and your immigration status you were undocumented or out of status then you could end up deported So I think it's both if that makes any sense at all And it really depends on who you're dealing with We have a community full of loving people and we have a community full of people who are angry and want to scapegoat different communities for the things that they're upset about or their own hardships Where can we go from here What would you like to see if we revisit in a year What would be a goal that you would say yeah that's something reachable and beneficial I mean I think it's coming together to really create belonging and dignity There's so much we need to do as a region The pandemic alone has challenged us and then you talk about the impact of the Atlanta shootings We're already in a time where mental health services are stretched and pushed to the limit because of the pandemic Now let's add on the additional fear based on our identity I feel like first we've got to heal And then we can come together and really have some critical conversations of the infrastructures we need to build to really be supportive for everyone We have a lot of communities that have been marginalized and we need to do a lot of work of healing our systems and making sure that we're taking at the bias And taking out the inherent injustice that is built into those systems Apart about acharya is executive director of the local nonprofit Raksha Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us this afternoon It's important information.
"moffitt" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Levels They ran complex computer models and found it's not good news for allergy sufferers Trees and grasses and weeds are essentially responding to these climate changes and putting out more pollen by the end of the century if carbon emissions remain high Steiner found allergy season could begin as many as 40 days earlier That's because it gets warmer earlier in the year The signal for trees and other plants to begin flowering In the fall those warmer temperatures could make ragweed and other plants release pollen longer up to 19 days longer That means allergy season would be extended at both ends This is another sort of unintended consequence of climate change that hasn't been explored that much And that has a big impact on human health climate change is already having an effect on allergies says William and associate Professor of biology at the university of Utah Pollen seasons since the 1990s have gotten substantially longer and start earlier and there's more pollen in the air so pollen seasons have gotten more severe Seasonal allergies are more than just a nuisance It means more visits to emergency rooms he says Pollen has major health consequences for a huge number of people I mean millions of children struggle with asthma that pollen can affect and there are a lot of non intuitive effects things like worker productivity on the job it can affect kids learning in schools and their performance on tests And as temperatures keep warming some plants may move and start growing in new locations So allergy season won't just shift when it's happening but where it's happening too Lauren summer and PR news This is all things considered from NPR news You're listening to 90.1 W ABE Atlanta Neil Moffitt in for Jim burris thanks for joining us Ahead this hour learning from mistakes made in the immediate aftermath of last year's spa shootings in metro Atlanta Nationally I just need to make sure I corrupt this In 15 minutes WAB is Emily whoo Pearson has more on how newsrooms have changed over the past year A look at the roads this afternoon and doraville watch for a crash two 85 eastbound at I 85 and Marietta right lane blocked by a rec 75 southbound before south Marriott a Parkway and the HOV lane is blocked midtown 75 85 northbound at 17th street This report is sponsored by Atlanta Motor Speedway where you can find all of NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20th at the folds of honor quick trip 500 for tickets and information online at Atlanta Motor Speedway dot com What.
"moffitt" Discussed on The Purple Principle
"The extreme real quick. I would say that senator manchin again being independent or purple if you will and your organization has word purple in it there. There's immense power that senator mission suddenly has because he is purple. If you will can you imagine not having to sit down. There's no reason for you to sit down with your colleagues on both sides and have their input. The senate is the most unique body of government in the world governing body in the world. It's deliberate so there are times where being not locked into a party structure which is rarer than it used to be empower. Somebody so senator. Joe manchin is like that. Today new hampshire legislature. We have The largest legislature in the country citizen legislature. We have four hundred state representatives. I'm one of them. I love it of made a lot of friends and As civics person governmental person. I love going to state house. I have many friends from i. Hope on both sides of the aisle and I did have some bipartisan support. For my civics bills so that is crucial. I if anything is ultra partisan it's gonna have province but if you can get bipartisan involvement than what moves forward can be more successful so anyway What you folks who is very interesting. The pro principal and Good on you for what you're trying to do. That was colonel. Michael moffitt republican legislator from new hampshire who civics education. Bill was passed by both houses and signed into law the summer but we should say that some legislative efforts have fallen into partisan gridlock around the country with republicans and democrats differing over the definition of civic subject matter and concerns about federal funding for civics which is currently a miniscule amount of the overall education budget but a bill to expand federal funding co sponsored by democratic. Senator chris coons and republican senator. John cornyn is still stuck in committee here in my home. State colonel moffitt. Bill had pretty decent bipartisan support. Could be because of the large number of independent and split ticket. Voters in new hampshire and it could also be due to the educational efforts of six one. One one produced by new hampshire public radio widely popular throughout the state. Both on the airwaves. And in the classroom we spoke to civics went on producers and co host nick and hannah about some teams important to purple principal listeners. As well as some of their own favourite episodes okay. My favorite series that we did was the declaration revisited which is looking at the declaration of independence specifically how a delta people not included. And the you know and it's wonderful promises. So we didn't episode about black americans the declaration native americans and women through the declaration of sentiments. So you know this reexamination of our tried and true held up foundational documents. I fall madly in love with whatever subject recovering at the time. And currently it's supreme court cases that you absolutely must know. But we're going through civil rights cases and i had the unbelievable privilege of interviewing to descendants of plaintiffs in to supreme court cases so i got to interview the great great granddaughter of dread scott and i got to interview the daughter of fred komatsu. My father learned about the constitution in high school. He was born in oakland. california attended. mont high school was just like any other american kid and hung out with his friends but he was paying attention to The constitution that day in class and he thought he had rights as an american citizen. And you start to once you infuse that human element in these stories you actually start to understand you understand what it was for a man to end up in an internment camp after believing that you should not forcibly remove and relocate an american citizen without any sort of due process. Nick i believed in one episode might have been one about maybe the democratic party at the end you were talking about. Oh it's very interesting episode because we kind of assume that there's been these designations of red being republican and blue being democratic for a long period of time. But you informed us. That's not the case and at some point in the episode. You actually said to your listenership hold onto your little purple hat. And that's our favourite colour here. That's you know. i'm afraid that might be. That might be the only purple reference that i've snuck him but i promise you will not be the last. I truly truly did have my mind blown when i learned that read. Didn't mean republican and blue didn't mean democrat and also had my mind blown at just how the two parties have swapped completely one hundred percent one a complete one eighty s from what they used to be since they were first formed and that they could do so again so perhaps the purple is a very sensible safe inflatable rowboat to be on on oceans of red and oceans of blue. That are constantly changing. I know you did didn't episode on independence and that was particularly interesting for us. I don't want it to sound also pollyannaish but the greatest joy. I have personally had working on. This show is having my mind changed. It does all the time to having things that i believed were true. Fall like sand beneath my feet. And i think to what perhaps the independent mindset can allow for is possibly a greater openness to conversation with people of different perspectives. Because it certainly in both my life and on this show been through that that my mind has been changed that things have been revealed to be untrue. That was hannah. Mccarthy and nick kappa. Dj of the popular civics one on radio show and podcast also used as an educational resource throughout the country. It's like schoolhouse rock. And the simpsons civics episode rolled into one contains. Seventy six by city of washington was built on a stagnant swamp. Some two hundred years ago but with quite a bit more of that. Npr research and credibility over two hundred and fifty civics one episodes and counting. My personal favorites are not surprisingly on independence third parties but in light of recent history the episode on peaceful transition of power also resonates quite a bit. And i'm going to be that high school overachiever. Who raises her hand and says i love them all but you've got to check out their starter kit. How a bill really becomes a law even before the other two hundred. Thanks also to dr laura hammock and colonel michael moffitt for speaking with us for this episode in today's polarized climate. We're not gonna get a lot of agreement on many issues. But that's all the more reason to fund and implement civics education as widely as possible just to make sure there's common ground beneath the hyper partisan battles at that day job of mine. Civic genius were all about less division more action and strengthening our civic culture check us out at our civic genius dot org. There's a number of other committed. Non doing great work in the civic space such as is civics and the center for civic education which administers the we the people contest. A more complete list is included in our show notes next time on the purple principal. We're going to look at two of america's most difficult civic undertakings the abolition of slavery in the eighteen hundreds and the civil rights struggle for reconstruction to the current era. We'll be speaking with. Dr omar ali professor of history at unc greensboro and the author of in the balance of power independent black politics and third party movements in the united states and with the book basically does is it tells. A story of the ways in which african americans have had to effectively insert themselves into the dominant structures political structures of society by creating independent political organizations associations networks and parties in some instances to advance civil political and economic rights of african americans and joined at times porn working.
Rocking at the Rose Bowl: UCLA Upsets LSU
"Bruce you had a a i would say you know even better than front row seat for one of the more Eventful results from saturday. You were the sideline reporter for lsu ucla. You've been telling us for months that. Ucla was gonna be this much improved physical team. I was very skeptical. I think most people were skeptical though. That's exactly what they went and did to. Lsu what was it like. There are at the rose bowl. Stu my ears are still ringing from last night It was a really fun atmosphere. I know a lot of people. Don't last week notice. There's so many empty seats at the rose bowl when they played hawaii and they kind of just kind of smirk at at the vibe around the rose bowl and the place was Was basically packed and there was a bunch of lsu fans but it wasn't. I won't point. I thought it was gonna be fifty. Fifty was probably seventy five. Twenty five or so Ucla but it was really good energy in the building. I thought from our meetings. We went to practice on friday. Just a lotta confidence about what they they feel like. They have become at ucla and chip. Kelly told us we gotta remember the for context when he first got there they had sixty three players go through spring. They had one hundred fifteen this year and the the first year at fifty seven scholarship guys may be seven. Scholarship offense alignment now. They're well over eighty scholarship guys. It's just it built to this. And so i think like you. Lsu it was really interesting. Tommy moffitt is lsu strength coach. And he's been at lsu for a long time but before that he was at tennessee. He's been around some big big time programs and he said he was while they are a really good-looking football team watching them. More mob
"moffitt" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"Is headed fried bath to money. This is to hear what you want leisure. So frank. i'm going to get. Cut right to the chase you are. Maybe the most experienced person in this field. You have got what. I regard as being the best competitive position. People just keep being involved. They tell me listen. We love square. We can't wait till stripe calms there's a company eighteen. We i one franken one five. We tell explain that to me. Perhaps the disparity between the best friend and best competitive guy and these other countries. Frankly let i don't know whether there are any good in q. Two we had twenty percent revenue growth. That was at a double digit growth year in. Eps last year this year and a quarter. We had forty seven percent. we can. We have a great client. Franchise you know at four thousand financial institutions and then al millions of businesses and the bringing together. he's assets put thursday night advisor together allows us to be able to continue to innovate. We just brought out a world. Class brought actor on acquisition of that will be clover like we have clover allowing us to power small businesses. Bring software to them. Tremendous g. p. v. growth industry leading gp grow Got a company that continues continues to grow on the top. Line any ups. Where we we love out resilient business model during the pandemic we were still able to have a double digit. Eps growth last year and then forty seven percent as i said before this corner. We have a deep bullied now. Operating income grew forty one percent. And that's off of each platform out clover platform elibility serve business banks and be really their operating system. Right i'm right. I mean the value proposition for small business for pfizer versus mention. Took him for square. It's a lot better. If i if client costa pfizer. Then just square. I mean look. Let's go head to head right. Yeah well you know. We have a value prop that allows clients to grow their business. Job is where in business to help out. Clients grow their business. We continue to innovate in in every vertical. N we're investing heavily in technology and business while reducing reducing the road in the broadcast as we did or no. Let's talk about. We know that the news today so to speak. And i would like to put quote quote marks around the word news. Is the one point. Two billion steak that value act is taking you from what i understand you act in is that they might be even friendly with you. They are agreeing with you and me that you have parts within your company that are worth more than publicly traded companies. That are double your value. You'll they've been obviously accumulating physician. You were we're of the same mind we see the same path forward and so you to your point. I'm not sure it's news today but it became news today. Although they've they've been reported hold their mouths for quite some time. I think they see our ability to even acquire smaller properties like clover and grow the way we do. And you should Does continue to transform in a way that allows now clients to grow their business So there's tremendous total addressable market here and we we. We have a very good position against all of the competitors the there isn't great analysts lease l. Sit at moffitt nathanson. She says there's a central controversy about your merchant acquiring business which by the way love. Which is that people. Think that you're losing share. Maybe to a stripe or whatever. It's just not true yet. Losing share to anyone. From what i can tell no you know. We globally. think about that. As a six billion dollar revenue businesses. Growing now fundamentally ten percent. It's hard to look at datas anything but gaining share and expanding the total addressable market by bringing more products to our client base. Well look. I think that people want fintech should be with with frank because you are not episodic and your earnings you have made people a great deal of money wherever you've been and you're making money for people right now frankly. The president and ceo of five serve fisu. You.
"moffitt" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"Renee. Montgomery wnba legend renamed comrie Of course he's got the two game of thrones swords that's great for him as well. One is technically a dagger. The other one is a sword but yes what kind of mount import. you layer mount. You make that dagger yourself tapping drywall screws. The dagger comes on a plaque with its own Its own plaque wrote. And so then. I just had to mount that but i haven't mounted i have it in storage right now. Is jason kids team spirit. So this one is actually like a very. It's like you know like plastic. The the aria catspaw blade is is metal. Like you can. You can commit murders like the one that jordan intense to commit against you jesse. Before burying you in a shallow. I would have. I would topped with his feces. I would never only murder the part of myself that i hate the most. That's your your incremental incremental ism and. that's the one you know incremental. Ism isn't all bad. Jason think about the magic of compound interest. That's true. I i've there's very little that i've been able to think about ever since you mentioned compound interest minutes ago. It's you can't get that interest if you stick your check in a super fudge right. Here's the thing about compound interest right. There's regular interest in. You're getting that interest but with the compound interest. It's compounded right. Exactly thank you jason whole thing. You know who knows this predator. All right brian. Sunny fernandez is our producer on the program. Our theme music is love. You by the free design. Courtesy of the free design and light in the attic records valerie moffitt Curated the livestream. All the way over there on facebook dot com Jason concepcion it's been enjoy having you on the program. Thank you so much. thank you for having. I will see everybody on twitter. At jordan underscore morris at jesse thorn on read at maximum fund dot. Read it dot com. We will see everyone on facebook at facebook dot com slash jordan. Jesse go And of.
"moffitt" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"I'm in new. That's reserve a chunk of money. We begin try really crazy. Stop that it's not under many brands. Let's go innovate. Against an area or invest in some start ups that can collaborate with us to innovate in space. That we'd never debate before but it's still pepsico's consumer agenda which is to drive more smiles and through sips bites for consumers around the world. What's been the most interesting transformation you've actually while get two more minutes. You've been a part of like what's in your entire career whether you're young buck or yesterday what's like it you saw in your own eyes and you couldn't even really believe it when you and the team were done with it the the most fascinating transformation taking place right now is actually Ecommerce in china right okay. All the industry has involved. It's really into its face now. In the first phase it was. You know the amazons of the old alibaba east delivering from warehouses. That business is struggling right now. You know have a sore base fulfillment you know the e convenience folks like Etcetera and that's really booming in china. You now have the base ecommerce. Witches give consumer centric. Content based comments. Went dictum decides. They want to sell the consumers to. It's a very different way of marketing. Unique companies to think about the consumer in a very centric way rather than the channels and platforms. And that's a big change. I can't say that any companies moffitt but if you look at what Know moments during the us. Also taking a lot of learnings from what's happening in china to an eight-pack to the rest of the world and i think that's paying dividends as well. Yeah i think that's right. I think that's where global companies have huge advantage because there's so many things uniquely eight-pack and china driven that haven't hit other places yes it's human driven and it's going to work everywhere else absolutely. I mean i'll give you an example.
"moffitt" Discussed on Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast
"He didn't rule out though but did offer more of a not right now. Thanks moffitt nathanson research thinks given the fact that nielsen says net flicks captures the most streaming minutes. As i just mentioned in milan story. Netflix would be best positioned to capture the emerging avio de advertising video on demand market if they embrace adds an avia de market that muffin nathanson estimates with approach. Eight billion dollars this year. An eleven billion next year. Poor this point. Disney plus a net netflix were. They introduced at some point soon. I'm going to say yes. And no yes to disney plus no to netflix. Oh i think tommy moe well disney plus tell me more first off like did he have. Disney has been in the business of selling advertising for an eternity and wouldn't be too much of a pivot for the company to incorporate some kind of add tear into this subscription service the way. Hbo recently did the fact. That bob che pack as you noted. Marcus is not ruling. It out it's a very sort of soft denial at this point suggests to me that there probably almost certainly thinking about it. Netflix on the other hand has resisted this and done it very vocally. Unfortunately i know we've had a lot of conversations on this podcast. In fact devoted an entire episode to whether or not netflix will include ads in the future. The fact that they recently launched this e-commerce initiative. Which when i first heard about it i thought it might be just a little bit of an answer larry thing but now the more i kind of turn it over in my head. The more i think this could actually be something that produces substantial revenue. I've said for a long time that net flicks at some point. We'll have to do something different. And this actually could be it and maybe advertising is not that one thing that they need to do to differentiate themselves or to give themselves another revenue stream. Yeah yeah on the disney point. Disney's boss decide the bump from seven dollars a month to eight.
"moffitt" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"That's the end of another episode of bullseye. Bullseye is created in the homes of me and the staff of maximum fund in and around greater los angeles california. Where i just moved and i i swear to god his true. I cannot find my monitor. My computer monitor is somewhere. But i don't know where so i can't use my computer. It's a real mess. The show is produced by speaking into microphones. Our senior producer kevin ferguson. our producer is. Hey soussan broszio. We help. From casey o'brien and jordan cowling production fellows at maximum fund. Our richard roby. Valerie moffitt are interstitial. Music is by dan. Wally also noticed. Dj w our theme song is by the go team. Thanks to them.
"moffitt" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Your book. Okay, the name of the book. The first book is called the Line in the Sand song. The second book is called to The Bitter End. The second book is the sequel to the first one. So you want to start with the first one. They're both available on Amazon. Probably trying to give you the Amazon address for something. That's not the actual doesn't find it and open a link a she say u d i t h m o f f i t t and you'll see it. I think the reason that they should buy it is because if you've ever had to deal with trying to recover from something even something not something this world shattering, but just you somebody dying or an abusive situation or whatever if you've ever had an aftermath in your life and you want to see how other people cope that's part of why you might want to read it. If you just like two months meet characters that are interesting and people you want to spend some time with that's another reason to read it. The book. Both books are not dead. All serious. There's there's humor. I try to hit a lot of things in in talking about the the war that's ongoing in the second book wife wage goes on in a war and I have this great scene in there where this couple who's been separated because one is in the military and one is not end up on the same Planet together. It has both those ships are being repaired. So they had a chance to have a vacation the first vacation they've ever had since all of this started the first vacation children have ever gone on and so they're often this alien planet in a park and the kids are off hiking and this couple is a couple of happens to be trans, but that's sort of irrelevant anything. They're just having this conversation about what they want to do in the future and this that and the other and you know, like any couple that get into to getting silly and they start to tickle each other and off. Laughing and they're they're falling off the couch and their kid comes in standing there with their eyes wide open. It's a really a fun thing. So it's not all about us and tears and and high-stakes a lot of it is about hey, you know ordinary life goes on while these things are happening, right? There's a lot of that to be great. Well Judy, I love the sound of this book and I hope a lot of people are interested in I can't wait to see your second third one and talk to you more about those down. So thanks for taking some time to talk with us and we'll get going on the second half here in just a moment. Okay? Thank you for listening to discovered wordsmiths come back next week and listen to another author discuss the road. They've traveled and maybe sometime in the near future. It might be you off..
"moffitt" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Is in that respect is steampunk, which I put into fantasy but some people put into science fiction. Yeah, it's a little bit of both at times depends on the store that I see it more as fantasy because a lot of the steampunk books I've read through in life has some sort of magical element but be I see science fiction is being about the future but steampunk is about alternative alternative history. I feel of History also is mostly fantasy as opposed to science fiction. And again a lot of people put it in a science fiction and personally, I like the science fiction that could be classified as fantasy. I mean, that's what Star Wars was, you know? Oh, yeah, you get all upset. Well, how could they travel faster than light and how they could they do this? And I'm like, well, it's really cuz it's a fantasy, you know, I mean, you know argue that the big bad wolf talked to Little Red Riding Hood before it a table. There's even. Well, I always considered Star Wars to be Space Opera Opera. We don't how we got there why we got there, but we're running around space doing things which arguably you should be a sub genre of fantasy. Yes, and but there is there's actually Some books that I read in in the genre that are in fact definitely both like there's some where the Starships Are run by Mages, you know, so you've got science and Magic together in the future in space. That sounds interesting. I'd like that when Stewart star made series. There's also dead. You can't think of the name right off hand, but has that been like ten years since I read them. There's another one. I'll have to look it up. I can tell you what it is. One of the things that I've done that I put out on Goodreads is I made a list of different kinds of Science Fiction to try to I talked to a lot of people who are like, oh no, I would never read science fiction. I can't think there's anything in science fiction. I want to read because they're all but certain it's the, you know voice in space with guns and birth. All aimed at teenage boys but it's my spiritual reading list and talked about the various different kinds of Science Fiction. There's a lot of different kinds of Science Fiction the people don't even think about because there are science fiction romances for instance.
"moffitt" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Second book and the third book home where I grew up seeing the aftermath of War. I actually physically lived on the hospital grounds and saw the permanent patients who were there because they both had what we would Now call post-traumatic stress didn't have that name back then and they couldn't handle being out in society. So they were permanently housed at the hospital and I wandered around all the kids interacted with them, you know, so and even then I mean I was born in nineteen fifty-five. So my my parents my friends has all of the parents that we knew had gone through World War Two and Korea most of the men most of the fathers of my friends had served many of them were damaged. They had either physical injuries or post-traumatic stress. Although we didn't talk about it then, you know, but my one of my closest friends her father had been a prisoner of war and you know, I would spend a lot of time at her house and he would come home from work and immediately go back into his bedroom and closed the door and my father was the same way. He had not he'd been in the Army in World War Two but he didn't go overseas. He went overseas for Korea and spent his time. He was a doctor he spent his time at a mash unit. And I think you know, how awful they were. Well not according to the T show them seemed funny like it's still depicted awfulness though. Yeah, definitely did for a comedy hundreds of patients and you know the death and destruction. Yeah. My grandfather was in Korean War has been talked a lot about it. We're in my own background. I wanted to write about aftermath in order to have a phone number. Yeah, you have to have some sort of an event like a bolt or a disaster. The books are really more character-based than anything else. If you've read a lot of the typical military science fiction. A lot of them are sort of action adventure and they don't spend a lot of time on character and the best ones. Do you know, right? If if you're familiar with David Weber and his Honor Harrington? Yep, which I've had a few other authors mentioned that I've talked to. Yes. He's he's a really interesting guy. I've actually I actually took a class from David Moss is advice in that class is what helped me write the battle scene nice know my book because even though I'm not really terribly into the technology and the day will spend twenty Pages describing a weapon system and I'll do that..
"moffitt" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Do you have any expectations on when that one will be out? I'm expecting in the spring. I'm about 30% done it right now. Okay. And you said these are solid on it yesterday. Nice. That's a good good amount. You said they're sci-fi is a set like futuristic Earth or is it another world? It's set in a lot of different worlds. It's set in the coup that the government where the coup is is taking over is on Earth, but they have a multi-planet government called the United planets. There are also two alien races that get involved in in the in the whole thing because the good guys needs Allies so they go to two other alien races and convince them to join in because it this isn't good for anybody in space to have this off this coup. So we end up on two different alien planets we end up on a bunch of human planets. We have two main spaceships that we end up in one's a merchant ship em, once a military show question retired women aren't usually the Sci-Fi demographic. So what made you want to write a Sci-Fi book life is women are a huge demographic in science fiction read. I've read since I was ten years old. Oh, I don't I don't disagree. I think that most people wouldn't picture a retired woman writing a Sci-Fi novel just there are a lot of women who write science fiction novel. Yeah, PJ chehra Lois McMaster Bujold. Hello, you know the biggest names in science fiction or women. Oh, I I'm not disagreeing. I was just trying to change your thoughts on it because I remember watching Star Trek way back when and they had several names like DC Fontana and it was women writing it but they had to use their initials because they thought people would watch it or enjoy it if they knew it was a woman writing it so in the nineteen-sixties that was true women were home and one of those examples I just gave you see Jay Terra, you know, she used her initials women became more able to come out as women in science fiction and be recognized as being women authors in this in the 1970s and there's probably I mean among the new Authors one of the the big authors is Becky Chambers and she's dead. Yeah, you tell from the name of the woman the last the last couple of Hugo's most of the people nominated were women women writers. In fact, I think to the Nerds and the Sci-Fi readers. That's no real big surprise. I think there might be some non sci-fi readers that would be surprised at that. I love that more and more of those barriers are coming out. The stereotypes are disappearing. Now the science fiction that I'm writing right now. This this particular trim is beside Space Opera. It's also a military science fiction. There's heavy military element of this of course because we have a war and that is a space that is mostly male. Yes wage military get that testosterone go. The reason why I wanted to write military science fiction is a I love to read it. I was not in the military, but I worked for the military as a dog. We'll serve it and I grew up living on the grounds of a VA Hospital which is part of what inspired some of what goes.
The failed Plaid-Visa merger is interesting fintech tea
"The financial tech firm plaid announced this week that it's doubling its workforce in europe that is largely because it's planned five point. Three billion dollar merger with visa fell apart earlier. This month after an antitrust lawsuit from the department of justice is a platform that lets you a customer link your bank account to cap like ben mo or robin hood you log in using plaid's interface but the bank itself might be totally cut out of the loop. They hate that. Visa could use plaid to expand beyond payments and maybe legitimized platt itself. Lisa ellis researchers payments at the firm moffitt nathanson. She said the doj Worried that these might be trying to kill the competition. There was sort of making an example. Frankly visa because obviously this is a theme that recently the doj has been focusing more on this idea of big tech firms buying small nascent potential competitors to kind of take them out of the market early on that was the angle that the doj came and they had leaked documents from internal strategy documents of of visas that explicitly indicated this as a risk. And so that was sort of the basically visa visa is facebook. They didn't want plaid to be the instagram right. Exactly i mean. Does this signal. Do you think a real shift then antitrust policy where that will be a more normal calculation that the doj makes it's definitely an angle that the doj is much more focused on it's a component of antitrust. That's historically not been instead of the usual measures that you would use to determine if something needs the bar of being an antitrust violation there now incorporating this thought this idea Much more actively this concept that larger firms are motivated or maybe motivated to kind of stymie competition in their space is by acquiring and then sort of retrofitting or in an extreme scenario. Actually just outright shutting down small competitors. Do you think that there will be other. That's than specifically inventec like do you think there's going to be more scrutiny. Assuming the day is on a new anti-trust push that also includes not stopping out baby competitors. Do you think there will also be increased scrutiny on because of the sensitivity of the information involved i do i do and that's also With the change in administration with a biden administration. He's been very open that the cfp is one of his big priorities. In terms of broadening and increasing the scrutiny on consumer protection in general which will include presumably will include fintechs and then in addition to that fintechs have gotten an enormous boost from the pandemic because of people being at home bank branches closed people having a little bit of extra cash because of stimulus checks. That's why you've seen this huge growth in robin hood in Coin bays in pay pal in van mo- in all of the i mean they've all had huge growth and so they're also just suddenly much larger and on a lot more people's radar screens. And so i think over the next year or sue we're going to see a lot more clear regulatory framework around fintechs and how they operate and how they interact with banks and what they need to be licensed for and all the consumer privacy and data concerns
Early Voting For Senate Begins In Georgia
"Early voting begins today in Georgia's two U. S. Senate runoff elections. A rift has broken open among Georgia Republicans as to whether the state's election process can be trusted. From member station W. A B in Atlanta email. Moffitt has more In person. Voting begins. Even his supporters of President Donald Trump continued to allege the results from November's elections were tainted This despite three separate counts of the ballots, no evidence of widespread fraud. And the Supreme Court's rejection of a lawsuit to overturn Joe Biden's election victory. Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Assaraf are trying to unseat incumbent Republicans Kelly Leffler and David Perdue. Both seats flip in the January 5th election. The U. S Senate will be split. 50 50 and Kamila Harris will serve as a tiebreaker in her role as vice president. President elect Biden is set to visit Georgia Tuesday. Campaign for the Democratic candidates for NPR News. I'm a meal. Moffett in Atlanta Police
Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump backed lawsuit that sought to overturn Biden election victory
"I'm hanish eastern in washington georgia state. Supreme court has rejected a lawsuit from the trump campaign and state republicans seeking to overturn the state's presidential election results from member station w. a. b. a moffitt reports lawyers for president trump and the georgia. Gop have continued to claim without proof that massive voter fraud led to joe biden's victory in the state. When the lawsuit was originally filed in early december it was rejected by the fulton county superior court because the paperwork was wrong and the filing fees were missing biden's narrow eleven thousand seven hundred vote win in the presidential contest in georgia was confirmed by statewide hand recount of the ballots followed by a separate recount conducted by scanner for npr news. I'm neil moffitt in atlanta. You're listening to npr news.
Loeffler and Warnock face off in Georgia Senate debate
"Today is the last day georgia to register to vote in next month's high stakes senate runoff and last night in comet senator kelly leffler and her democratic challenger raphael warnock went head to head in debate. Let's bring in a mill moffitt of wabc e. in atlanta and a mill. What a weekend for georgia Both senate candidates are fairly new to politics. What stood out to you. At last night's debate the candidates took very different approaches. Senator leffler was very stringent in sticking to her message which she repeated over and over. She noticeably didn't call her opponent. Reverend warnock or doctor warnock but instead referred to them more than a dozen times as radical liberal raphael and says the policies that he supports will in her words fundamentally change america at the same time. We're not took a more conversational approach. I'd say Discussed his upbringing is experience as a pastor helping out his community but he also took several swipes at senator leffler for being out of touch in repeated attacks that leffler has used her position as senator to profit of the coronavirus pandemic. And i want to ask you a little bit more about Were knocking in his performance last night. But president trump and vice president. Mike pence were also in georgia over the weekend campaigning. For both republican candidates trump again falsely claimed that he won the election there. And and last night senator leffler when asked if she believed the election was rigged set this. It's very clear that there were issues in this election. There are two hundred fifty investigations open including investigation into one of my opponents organizations for voter fraud. And we have to make sure that jordan's trust this process because of what's at stake in this election a mill we of course know the latest recount in the state gave president elect joe biden and undisputed victory. There what does leffler answer signify about the line. She's trying to walk as a republican in georgia. Yeah what she didn't say was that president trump had lost the state. Which of course he did. And that appears to be a kind of a nod to the president and the president's supporters who continue to claim without evidence that there was widespread fraud and georgia's election in november And this is an effort appears to sympathize with the trump base encouraging them to go out and vote in january. Even though many trump supporters may feel that their vote somehow won't count in the runoff. Even though there's been again no evidence of widespread fraud in georgia's elections right right. I want to ask you again. About where nike dot some questions about the corona relief package. Do you think that he missed an opportunity there. Well it very well could have been To mention some exact numbers It was an opportunity to dispel the republican argument. The democrats just want this point book to spend as they wish especially if they have control the senate. In addition to the house in the white house and reverend. We're not his. His argument was last night that earlier. Stimulus money favored big companies. Instead of everyday americans so he appeared to be more focused on kind of where the money was going as opposed to how much they would be actually asking for.
Bryan Cranston on new TV drama "Your Honor"
"Bryan cranston. The star of amc's breaking bad returns to series television for the first time since that show left. The air in a new showtime miniseries called your honor which begins on sunday. Cranston plays a new orleans. Judge whose life is torn apart after his teenage son gets into some sudden and very serious trouble are tv critic. David be cooley. Has this review bryan. Cranston had played the goofy dad on the fox sitcom malcolm in the middle then. Redefined himself brilliantly as walter white. The meek high school chemistry teacher in breaking bad. What made walter break. Bad was the sudden news that he had contracted terminal cancer leading to a series of increasingly momentous decisions. In the new showtime miniseries. Your honor cranston returns to series tv playing another character who gets some sudden life changing news. This time he plays. Michael desio a compassionate judge in new orleans and a single parent raising his teenage son after the death of his wife a year ago in an unexpected tragedy. On the day of that saturday anniversary the sun adam played by hunter. Doohan experiences an unexpected tragedy of his own after leaving flowers at the convenience store where his mother was an innocent bystander. Shot by robbers has an asthma attack while driving away he searches for his inhaler on the passenger seat and as he takes his eyes off the road he slams into a motorcycle driven by another teenager. Adam after returning home tells his father what happened next. Where did this happen. Okay okay so would be the new hospital. Then the emeralds. Taken to what in new orleans and i don't know well the police must have sex. Overweight drove away before the tried to can give you called nine hundred time to try to at least yes or no please. I could breathe okay. I got you guys. This ten part series begins like the. Hbo mini series the night of following a young man. He descends deeper and deeper into a horrifying spiral of accidents and consequences that engrossing 2016 mini series was created by peter moffett who adapted it from his own british series. Moffitt is the adapter of your honor as well but this time he's not working from his own story showtimes. Your honor is his new version of a twenty seventeen. Israeli drama called ca- votto which has the same basic plot and is available of sample on youtube but for this adaptation for the united states. The location is changed in new orleans and other elements are given an american spin from police brutality. To local criminal activity one thing stays the same though. And it's thing that makes your honor so gripping from the start the father doing the right thing as both a judge and a citizen escorts his son to the police station to turn them in with an explanation but when he gets there he sees the father of the victim and recognizes him as a powerful local mob boss. All of a sudden the judge realizes that to turn his son in would be to signed his death warrant so from that point on. What is the right thing to do. And how many people does he have to enlist or deceive to do it. There's a certain flavor of breaking bad this because we're essentially put in the position of sympathizing with and rooting for a person who's breaking and avoiding the law but that's not a complaint because breaking bad may be the best tv drama series ever made and bryan cranston once again crafts a marvelously nuanced and empathic performance. And in your honor. He's not alone. The executive producers in addition to moffitt in cranston include robert and michelle king the talented creators of the good wife. So both the characters and the legal twists are fully drawn hundred. Doohan as the judge's son has the same relatable acting skills cranston and needs to since he carries most of the show's opening our and other riveting characters and actors abound michael stool barred from. Tv's fargo plays. The mob boss and hope davis plays his wife as very fierce and involved sort of carmela soprano to his tony and while margo martindale from justified in. The americans doesn't show up as the judges mother-in-law until episode four. Wow is she worth the wait. The writers on your honor include moffitt himself and the directors include clark johnson. An actor and director way back on homicide life on the street and edward. Berger who did a marvelous job directing another showtime miniseries patrick metros showtime provided only four of the ten episodes of your honoring advance. Each one. both impressed and surprised me and made me hungry to see the next cranston's michael ziada is smart enough to think on his feet and almost every scene requires him to do just that to avoid exposure endanger and to protect his only son whatever the repercussions to others the series title. Your honor isn't just the judge's work title. it's also at the center of the show. When it comes to your family would you do to save them. And what effect will that have upon your moral code your relationships with others and your honor
Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide
"Live from npr news. I'm jack speer. With corona virus cases surging across the west new data released from the federal government shows just. How many hospitals in the country say they are facing critical staffing shortages. Npr selena simmons duffin reports nearly one in five hospitals in the us currently has a staffing issue states in the mid west and southwest are being hit hardest. North dakota has the highest percentage of hospitals reporting shortages. Texas has the highest number of hospitals when there aren't enough staff to treat the surge of patients. The concern is that you could get to the point where you have to start rationing care and then more people could die early on in the pandemic medical staff could volunteer to help in hot spots like new york city. But that's not really possible. Now with so many hospitals facing shortages and cases surging all over the country selena simmons duffin npr news eleanor. Like many other states seeing a big surge in coronavirus cases more than thirteen thousand new cases reported there with one hundred and twenty six deaths making it the third day in a row deaths their past the one hundred mark on governor. Jay pritzker reminding people his they've been state today. The numbers do not reflect what tomorrow's numbers might look like. You have to look at what the trajectory is. How fast it is that. They're likely to fill up. How fast they're coming into the emergency room and ending up in the bed. Laurie now is more than six hundred. Thirty four thousand coronavirus cases more than eleven thousand kobe. Nineteen deaths in the state. The death toll from covid nineteen pandemic has now reached more than two hundred and fifty thousand georgia's certified president elect. Joe biden has one that state's electoral votes but as a meal moffitt of member station w. a. b. e. in atlanta reports top georgia republicans are calling for changes to the state's election. Laws in one of the narrowest races in the country president elect joe biden topped president. Donald trump by about twelve thousand six hundred votes of the record. One point three million votes cast by mail and the state two thirds of them went to biden. Georgia's republican governor. Brian kemp echoed. President trump and casting doubt on the state's signature match program used to verify the identity of absentee voters voters casting their ballots. In person must show a photo. Id and we should consider applying that same standard to mail in ballots. Georgia's republican secretary of state also called for reform despite repeated assurances that he's seen no evidence of widespread fraud for npr news. I'm a meal moffitt in atlanta michigan state. Legislators met at the white house today with president trump as the president appears to be making an extraordinary effort aimed at overturning. Joe biden's overwhelming win. There were after the meeting. Officials said they have not been yet made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election by one michigan by an insurmountable one hundred fifty four thousand votes on wall street today. The dow closed lower down two hundred nineteen points. You're listening to. Npr president trump's state department and foreign policy advisors to the incoming baiju administration are both expressing concerns about recent arrests of human rights advocates in egypt. Computers michele keleman reports. The arrest came after. The activists met with european diplomats. The egyptian institute for personal rights as seen three of its members arrested this week charged with spreading false information and undermining public security. European diplomats had met with them earlier this month. The state department is expressing quote deep concern about the arrests biden's foreign policy adviser. Tony blinken says he shares that sentiment in a tweet. He writes quote. Meeting with foreign. Diplomats is not a crime nor is peacefully advocating for human rights. President trump wants called egypt's leader his favourite dictator egypt remains a major recipient of us aid michelle kellerman npr news washington asia pacific summit leaders set aside their differences today issuing their first joint communique in three years among other things a group calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy leaders of the twenty one nation apec groups as been substantially weakened by the coronavirus pandemic the group whose members include president trump and chinese leader xi jinping also about not to resort to protectionist policies notwithstanding the ongoing us trying to trade battle apec countries fell to reach agreement in two thousand eighteen in part due to discord between the us and china crude oil futures prices ended the week on an up note oil closing up forty three cents a barrel and the session at forty two seventeen barrel in new york. I'm jack speer npr news.
Florida sees spike in coronavirus cases while approaching new reopening phase
"As Florida moved into phase two of reopening the state health department reported increasing coronavirus patience with one thousand three hundred and five new cases on Friday alone Dr Jonathan green chief of infectious diseases have Moffitt cancer center tells campus news channel eight the next few weeks will be critical you got to look at trends over one to three weeks from now what is it really doing meanwhile governor Ron DeSantis says an increase in testing results in more
Protesters, police in standoff in front of CNN Center
"Started as a solemn March to the Georgia state capitol but when demonstrators returned to the area around. Cnn's Atlanta headquarters. A standoff ensued for an hour with police in riot gear backed by armored vehicles. Atlanta'S POLICE CHIEF ERICA. Shields Quilt tensions briefly as. She walked into the crowd of protesters flanked by four officers but while she was talking to reporters a skirmish started in. The chief was hustled away to safety demonstrators then spray painted graffiti and threw bottles at. Cnn's headquarters before jumping on top of squad. Cars LIGHTING ONE ON FIRE. No word on arrests or the extent of the damage for NPR news. I'M IN THE OIL MOFFITT IN ATLANTA.
Your pets are not likely to get or transmit Coronavirus. Here's what the experts say
"If you have the corona virus could your dog or cat catcher Dr Jon Greene an infectious diseases specialist at Moffitt cancer center tells news channel eight we're still learning about the corona virus and roll pets are going to play a lot of viruses in say dogs do not get into humans and vice versa other viruses and dogs cats can get into your own hands as of today there are no reports of any pets becoming sick with the corona virus in the United States and no evidence pets impassable onto humans meanwhile researchers in Hong Kong are still looking at the possible effects of the corona virus in
Edmondo Robinson, Associate Professor of Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College
"We are hyper focused. On on value based care and consumerism and healthcare some super excited for a doctor Robinson's perspectives. In addition to to his previous roles he's also an associate professor of medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College and he's also a practicing physician so It is truly a privilege to have him as not only a health industry leader but also a practicing physician to talk about some of these trends and healthcare with that at Mondo. I WanNa give you a warm welcome. Thanks for joining us being over me. So what is it that got you inspired to do the work that you do that Robinson and had as you said I'm reading my bio a little bit? I had a few different roles and my inspiration has always been consistent. It's I truly want to make a difference. I knew it seems Corny. But you know it's it's one of the drivers I think there's so much opportunity in healthcare to affecting improve people's lives in one of his. Why continue to practice that one on one interaction where you are truly little hospital so literally? Saving someone's life that is inspiring and then even as I think about digital in the opportunity to improve affect people's health across steeled across a large population continues to inspire me. It's it's the the one on one. Interactions the interactions as well as the N. Equals many interactions To me they inspire me in different ways but at the end of the day. We actually truly helping people in that. That's a good reason to get out of bed morning. Totally agree with you and my head and heart are in the same place. I don't think it's Corny. I think it's a great thing to be moved by. And and so I'm curious. Now you know with the work that you're doing there at the cancer center however you guys adding value to the healthcare ecosystem. What's different and better about what you guys are doing is interesting the goals here at MCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center or nothing less than curing cancer. It's not a ambiguous. Goal is to Jimmy to the provincial tour of cancer. So you know when you when everyone has is is lockstep with that that focus. It's very refreshing right. You know what your goal is my job on the digital side say how do I leverage digital for that same goal right? So what does that look like? And we all have the same goal I bring in digital so you start thinking about those areas like how do I improve outcomes? How do I use things like machine learning and hey I to improve clinical outcomes of those folks that we that we serve? How do I use digital to drive? Cost drive down cost. We can cure cancer cheaper And make it more accessible thinking about robotic process automation. Those kinds of things improving operations. And how do I do all of that? With an even better experience for patients it had delivered digital to skill that improved experience Across the entire population that we serve. So those are those. That's how we how we approach from a digital perspective the opportunity to contribute to the provision cure cancer. I love it and so as as we wrap our heads around this digital theme. How does that translate into? Say The work that you've done in consumerism. And and and you know. How does that translate to the physician level? That's providing care all the way down to the the patients that you guys are taking care of interesting. I like to. It's great great question. I'd like to start with the patients in and go back or go the other way. And actually you mentioned consumer and so there's different ways of defining who we serve honestly even though I've had the title consumer may not be the most comfortable for me but there needs to be some acknowledgement that there are people who are engaging in health and health behaviors and improving their health. They don't see themselves as patients and so we have to figure out. How do we how do we want? How do we engage with them? And then and then what do we call them? So right now the best definition that they have we have the best kind of description that we have is consumer twice until I hear something better than people as a new people so people have said okay. Let's just people which I did but it's a little it's a little loose um so I think I like consumer healthcare to me feels a little bit better than just. Kinda brought people that being said. Now how do you engage with consumers? Well the way everyone else. Every other extreme these consumer digitally right. That's that's the way you engage with them whether it's online or SMS text or or it's mobile APPS and so we're that's how you engage with people it's not complicated conceptually. It's complicated in execution in so anyone disagrees with the idea that you engage with consumers Digitally that's certainly how you skill. Now there's certainly aspects of what we do in healthcare and other industries as well where you need a physical need a physical component to that so now we start talking about the operation talking about the physicians and so forth. So how do you then convert you know? It's almost clicks to bricks. How do you convert those digital interactions into those physical interactions with necessary? And it's not always necessary and you think about things like virtual care and so now he's saying well. How do we optimize our operations so streamline that we can focus on those physical interactions when necessary into a really good job at that and then? How do we bring everyone along? Who's been a traditional healthcare system for decades right? How do we bring those folks along to this digital age? So that's part of that's part of the work that's the work of digital and if you ignore as a digital person as a as a digital innovator ignore the people part of the operations and the clinical piece you will fail Absolutely must focus on those people. Whether it's the frontline staff back the operations and certainly the clinicians physicians nurses pharmacists and so forth that needs to be a high focus. And so you know there's this title of digital in this time of innovation but at the end of the day is it's about people about people and it's about people love it it's a it's a great call out. And and what do you believe makes what you do and what? The Cancer Center does better than what's available today. There are many opportunities to leverage on digital. You think broadly about how do you leverage digital? We've got some really really talented people that are working in the digital realm. And when I when I called JOE FROM FOR MOFFITT IN. Our team includes the entire. It shop Includes Informatics and includes data in here as well as the war to things that people think about digital in terms of you know virtual care and an absence so forth so think about informatics thinking about the opportunity to refine the way that clinicians interact with the electronic medical record. I mean you can have a whole separate broadcasts. I'm a podcast about the electronic medical record the pros and cons and you'll spend more time on the cons by the way and so that's a whole so. Don't just refining right. So you're familiar with his right. I just. We're finding that in Iran finding that interaction and so that you can actually focus on the people Both who are delivering the chairs for the people who are receiving here in receiving those. Those interactions In so there's that piece there's also you know how you leverage data to optimize outcomes whether it's refining your your interaction so you know you have a list of people who potentially could have some kind of intervention. But you're leveraging data big data in this way to say it but it's really this subset of those people who are truly going to benefit can. That's leveraging use use machine learning and in some cases around around that you can do that as well in imaging as well where you actually have a algorithms that are that are looking at your films in supporting the radiologists in optimizing that outcome in you know so. The operations clinical operations. The wins this is interact with the electronic medical record. And then against the way that patients and consumers engage with the system itself whether it's through Piece of portals which I'm not saying by the way so I think I think about the way we engage much more broadly than that you know everyone starts with Dr Google Right. So so what are you doing around that when you're doing an online search what are you doing around our? Seo Sem and all those kinds of concepts as well that entire package right of digital web going from the interactions with a patient and consumers all the way through the clinical operations and operations all the way through to the to the hardcore kind of big data components data. Tighter action is the value that we bring by leveraging digital to improve the ultimately improve outcomes.
Solar Company's Owners Admit to Running Ponzi Scheme
"A US attorney in California says a solar companies billion dollar Ponzi scheme is the largest ever uncovered in his district Bob Moffitt with capital public radio in Sacramento reports DC solar sold eleven thousand mobile solar generators that were never built DC sewers Jeff and Polikarpov have pleaded guilty in federal court to selling way more solar generators in their company built and for using inflated sales figures to bring in a billion dollars in investments US attorney McGregor Scott says the scheme paid for the owners lavish lifestyle and provided a way to pay off the original investors these were very large very sophisticated some very well known investment firms and they were investing hundreds of millions of dollars the car parks forfeited property worth a hundred twenty million dollars but that's a fraction owed to the victims the US treasury is trying to recoup the half a billion dollars it's owed for tax credits it issue to consumers who never received their
Ex-sportscaster drops sex assault lawsuit against Kings coach
"Mate a lawsuit accusing Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton of sexual assault has been dropped that's according to multiple media reports capital public radio's Bob Moffitt has more Kelli Tennant is a former sports reporter who accused Walton of sexually assaulting her in a Santa Monica hotel room two years ago she filed the suit about a week after he took the king's job according to TMZ she has filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court to drop the suit Walton released a statement that said he would not comment on the matter his attorney released a statement to the LA times that said quote it's nice to see that it was voluntarily and permanently dismissed by the claimant tenants attorneys not responded to requests for comment she claimed Walton assaulted her while he was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors the NBA investigated the allegations but took no action against the coach after ten and failed to cooperate with their investigator this capital public radio's Bob Moffitt
Payment apps are all fun and easy... until you get burned by a typo
"Hey Pal reports quarterly earnings tomorrow. We'll get an update on then mo the crazy popular peer to peer payments APP that pay pal owns but as services like Ben Mo- square cash Ash Roselle have gotten more popular there have been some growing pains fraud and scams for sure but also lots of accidental payments like because you typed in the wrong email address and when that happens as people have sadly discovered the money is gone. Lisa Ellis is an analyst at the research for MOFFITT Nathanson. She said up to one percent of all payment. Transactions could be fraud or accidents and if you screw up there aren't any official protections because it's just an accident you know they're not obligated to do anything well. Let's dig into some of the differences between the specific services because you have you know pay pal which has been around a long time you have square cash which is similar to Ben Mo-. Do they have less built in protections then let's say Zell which is developed by the banks in some ways yes in some ways no so the benefit that you have in the services like paypal van Mo- Zalis that you you know you have to have officially signed up for the. Surface so they have a very standardized set of information about you so they can avoid the issues like you know. Having the same email address at the same phone number assigned to multiple accounts they can avoid those types of issues because they make sure that doesn't happen when they sign you up. It does sound like you're saying though that if I accidentally send money to the wrong person in Zell that I have the same problem as if I do it in Venom Oh yes oh yes definitely if it's accidental. Yes what I guess is interesting about that as a consumer is that I thought that if these things were attached attached to my bank which is F._d._i._C. insured that there would be those protections like how hard would it be for these companies to say. I don't know we're GONNA help you out a little here they do they do try to help you out the differences. If you've protections related to like you said Your Debit Card or your credit card those are much more related to fraud and the banks are responsible for protecting you against fraud but there are not responsible for protecting you and making mistakes or are being an idiot. It's actually a much more difficult thing to protect against then fraud right and I'm not <hes> you know. Certainly we know that you cannot legislate against stupidity but you could imagine these companies saying that this this could. Could become a threat to the business right if people don't trust no no absolutely it's certainly in their best interest to figure out ways to mitigate it. It's a delicate balance because a big part of the value proposition of the pita payment services says is that it's super quick and easy so they just have to navigate through that and figure out ways to make it less onerous. Do you think that there is a possibility you know we're sort of talking about growing pains as these payments systems become more popular. They're probably doubly only going to increase in popularity and usage. Is it possible that some regulations need to be crafted in order to keep up like that. There should be a standard way that you verify the identity of someone you're sending money to for example. I don't know that that requires a regulation leashes per se but those types of things are usually handled. Yes as it's like industry standards <hes> in the same way that the fraud protection that you have on your credit card or debit card those aren't regulations per se. That's actually set not by the systems by visa MasterCard by the networks they have a whole governing set of operating rules that govern how risk is shared. How Fraud is mitigated what you know security requirements each player in the ecosystem has to? <hes> maintain etc.. It's just that that rule set which was built up for those systems over sixty years is not really in place for these other systems at this point and so you know it's a self policing type of thing they'll end up establishing their own standards. Lisa Ellis has an analyst every search for Moffitt Nathanson the big payment APPs including Ben Wenzel do warn users in their user agreements not to send money to people they don't know or to use the APPS to pay for services but with Ben Mo- growing throwing seventy three percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year. It's a good bet that's not all people splitting the dinner bill and now for some related links last consumer reports did a deep dive into peer to peer payments APPs. They found that it can be almost impossible for consumers to really understand what protections there are in the case of a scam or a user error and it said almost all the payment APPs could do a better job of setting their security levels higher by default to make it harder for someone to access your APP if they still your phone or even to put up more roadblocks when you send people payments the bigger problem though is that when CR did focus groups and asked consumers. Sumer if they thought their money was protected from you know stupid mistakes pretty much every single person said they thought the services would make it right and they were surprised to hear that they probably won't still I should point out that consumer reports did find. Is that generally speaking P._d.. Payment APPS are pretty safe. You just shouldn't use them to buy things online from people you don't know and even if you're buying in person like when I bought a ping pong table recently from a guy on craigslist I know I know I'm in the gray area here with the user agreement then Mo introduced Q._R. Codes to people's profiles back in two thousand seventeen so instead of typing someone's email you can scan their code and you know you're paying the right person although again I am embarrassed to say I did not know this until I bought this ping pong table like a month ago so there you go little tip for Meteo.
Facebook's crypto dream
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by ultimate software dedicated to putting people first with innovative solutions for HR payroll and talent management. Learn more at ultimate software dot com. Ultimate software people. First. Baseba goes crypto, because why actually from American public media, this is marketplace tech? I'm Tracey Samuelson in for Molly would. Facebook is planning to launch a cryptocurrency in twenty twenty it's called libra and Facebook already has a bunch of high profile partners, lined up. Uber Spotify and notably. Big players in the payment space, like visa, MasterCard and PayPal. The partners will jointly manage the currency through a nonprofit association and Facebook says they'll be a firewall of sorts between users finances, and the social network. It won't use financial data to improve ad targeting on Facebook. So why create a digital wallet and why do it with a crypto currency? We say L S covers payments and crypto currency at the research firm Moffitt. Nathan said she says Facebook wants to be a commerce pot form. They have a major goal to start facilitating commerce over their platforms as a whole do revenue stream for them beyond the social media revenue, streams and payments are essential to facilitate in commerce. So like eighty five percent of. Facebook users when you look across all their properties, including WhatsApp, and Instagram and Facebook are actually in developing markets. So as a means for empowering their WhatsApp users that are sitting in all these countries where those what's up users have a phone and have a Wes up account, but may not have a Bank account, or even if they do they may limit their use of the local currency because of its volatility. They're trying to empower that group of individuals talk to me about the trust factor. Right. Because that's been a huge issue around Facebook. And now we're introducing a wallet into that scenario. Yeah. It's perhaps one of the most challenging things. Let me put it that way that this initiative will have to work through is the process of distancing itself from Facebook. So they're quarterbacking the creation of libra, but it's, you know, once it's up and running in twenty twenty they will be one of one hundred or so roughly. Members of the association with in theory. No more control over the system than any of the other core. Constituents even their wallet. Which is, you know, being called ca- libra. They're setting up as a separate subsidiary from Facebook specifically, so that it can meet all of the regulatory compliance and kind of maintain the data separation, let it go wrong. What should we be worried about well payments are extremely messy and a highly regulated and very different in every jurisdiction? And so most countries haven't even decided how they wanna treat crypto currencies. Are they a commodity like gold? Are they a currency like dollars? Are they a security like stock in a company like it's actually treated in all three of those ways in different places? So given that not only will libra have to navigate two hundred plus countries different treatments, most of. The countries don't even have the treatment established. Lisa LS covers payments and crypto currencies at the research, firm Moffat Nathanson that big open question of regulation, Ella says, how receptive countries are to Facebook's currency will likely have a big impact on where out the currency and win. It could take a phased approach. And now for some related links. If you really want to nerd out on this, you can check out Facebook's, white paper for more on the mechanics of how libra will work how it will be backed by a reserve of real assets. And the association that will govern it and for something maybe lighter, remember, the winkle Vaas twins Tyler and Cameron sued. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their idea and settled for sixty five million dollars. The twins have been big crypto investors and said on CBS Sunday morning last weekend that they need to be frenemies with Facebook in may the financial times reported that suck and the winkle vi- have actually talked about the new currency. I'm Tracey Samuelson. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. Marketplace turns thirty this year and to celebrate we're going back to the eighties. Checkout are totally radical new. Thank you gifts that you can choose from when you become a marketplace investor, your donation, large or small will help us keep bringing you news and information you trust for years to come. Donate today at marketplace dot org. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by click share an award-winning wireless presentation system with click share in your meeting. 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IBM stock rallies 5% on earnings beat, outlook
"We've gone earnings alert. IBM shares are up seven and a half percent. After reporting better than expected fourth-quarter earnings the conference call is going on right now or Deiter Bosa joins us from San Francisco with the latest. Deidra Himalayas said, well, that's right IBM shares are popping, but the bigger picture hasn't changed much and not as a return to shrinking revenue and slowing growth and strategic imperatives. Now Ivan's acquisition of grad hat. However is expected to close this year and that could boost sales on the call CFO. Jim Kevin talked about how it could lift all of IBM. For me, value perspective. In addition to the growing red hat business itself, we see an opportunity to lift all of IBM by selling more of our own IBM cloud, and by selling more of our analytics in capabilities on open shift across multiple platforms. Investors, though, maybe looking for organic growth as well. From IBM's other big bets, like Watson artificial intelligence that it has touted for years and put billions of dollars onto now it's part of IBM's higher margin next gen technologies unit strategic imperatives and here guys performance sharply decelerated this quarter. Lisa allison. Moffitt Nathanson points out strategic imperatives grew three percent in the quarter from about thirteen percent last quarter club to only grew six percent versus eighteen percent last quarter. She says that the after hours action may be a knee jerk reaction to the headline APS beat and some short-covering after overly negative narratives on IBM for the year ahead Melissa data just quickly any word, and what happens to Jim Whitehurst after the deal is closed with red hat. No, not yet. Although they are just getting into the question answer period. But I think that that is a question that a lot of analysts want to know, I saw one report that said that if he has a big future at IBM that would be positive. For the stock. So we'll continue to listen. And I'll bring you anything if and when I hear
Beating Procrastination, Sand Science (w/ Vince Beiser)
"Today. You'll learn a trick for actually using your vacation days, even when you're super busy and the science behind white darkness is actually faster than the speed of light will also learn about the hidden science of sand in a clip from the most popular interview eve done in the last year. Let's satisfy some curiosity in you manage to get away from the office this summer because it's healthy to take a vacation from work. Don't feel like you missed your chance though, because we've got some advice from a time management. Coach might help you use up those days and stay sane at work. I like it. Yes. I feel like I need to take this advice. I feel like you do too. Ashley not that. I don't like seeing you around the office. In two thousand seventeen fifty two percent of American workers with paid vacation days left, some of them unused that added up to a whopping seven hundred and five million unused vacation days overall or two million years, which is about how long it's been since humans appeared on earth and working too much has been linked with heart problems, mental health issues and a decrease in work quality in general. But a recent study by glass door found that worries about job security are the main reasons people don't take vacations, so what can you do in an article for Harvard Business Review business owner and time management? Coach. Elizabeth grace Saunders advocates something that's brilliant in its simplicity micro vacations. That's when you get out of the office, but you use a day or less vacation time. And even just one day comes with a lot of benefits you won't have to find a replacement to handle your work, you won't come back to a mountain of emails, and you can do a micro vacation once every couple of weeks. Nobody said you can only go on one big vacation every year. Year you might want to avoid taking a Monday micro vacations since a lot of people send important emails on Mondays. And you don't wanna come back to his billions messages in your inbox. But how does the three day weekends out? Take off a Friday once in a while. And another big thing is that micro vacations can be free. You don't have to spend time making a vacation itinerary or spend money on plane tickets if your job allows it you could even take a half day to take a long lunch with a friend or catch a met navy movie. You've been wanting to see whatever you do. Don't lose your vacation days. You need a vacation. Trust us. The best employees is take the most vacation days. That's true. You keep saying that to be. I don't understand why. Oh, I'm not gonna say anything. Sinned is one of the most important materials in human civilization and were running out of it. If you don't believe me, that's okay. We've got an expert who might be able to convince you we recently had the chance to talk to Vince buys her author of the world in a grain the story of sand. And how it transformed civilization? Here's what he told us. So we consume more sand than any other natural resource in the world except for water and air. That's how important it is. I mean, I say in the book, it's the literal foundation of modern civilization. And that's that's no exaggeration. Because as you say, it's I mean, you toss off concrete and glass, but really if you stop and think about concrete and glass, that's basically what our cities are completely made of every shopping mall apartment block every building in the modern world that gets built is made out of concrete, and that's an enormous amount. So we use about all in. We are using about fifty billion tons. Of sand every year that's about that's enough to cover the entire state of California about two inches deep every single year. That's quite a bit. That's quite a bit. I've got a giant world map on my wall imbed room and right in the middle. So you know, what's there? It's africa. And right in the northern part Africa. There's a big old desert. So how can there be a shortage? If the Sahara exists that's a really good question. The answer is because that desert sand is basically useless to us, and the reason for that is it the greens or the wrong shape. So desert sand has been eroded by wind over thousands or millions of years tumbling, and tumbling and tumbling and tumbling and that has made those grains, kind of rounded as opposed to the kind of sand that you find in river beds or lake beds. Flood plains even the bottom of the ocean. That sand tends to be more more angular. It's got a lot more angles and corners to it. So it locks together the way the. You needed to form a stable structure? So the thing that we use San by far the most thing that we stand for the most is concrete and to make concrete you need those same greens to lock together and desert sand just is to round to do that. It's like the difference between trying to build something out of a stack of marbles as opposed to building something out of a stack of little tiny bricks, so all that desert sand, totally useless. He's nudie curiosity. You might not know that when we first launched our podcast a weekly show where we interviewed scientists and authors from around the world will back by popular demand. We've been producing brand new feature length podcast interviews for our supporters on our patriotic page before we get to our last story. I want to give a special shout out to some of our patrons. Thank you Genevieve Moffitt Cambronne and day used Banco for supporting our show on patriot. We really appreciate it. If you love our show and you want to support curiosity daily than visit patriot dot com slash curiosity dot com all spelled out any amount helps and we try to give back. Offering cool incentives like bonus episodes, uncut interviews and fun conversations on dischord one more time. That's patriot dot com slash curiosity dot com. Eight one to no it's faster than the speed of light the speed of dark. No, really. It's a thing. That's how fun little physics lesson. And we'll preface this by saying, please don't get mad at us. We promise it's true. Even if it's kind of hard to wrap your head around. Yes. This is the second time we run this article. And we got a lot of emails about it before. And I have done my due diligence. This is absolutely for. Sure. True. All right. Here's how it works. Even though nothing can move faster than the speed of light shadows can still move faster than the speed of light a mentioned, you have a light that's powerful enough to reach the planet Jupiter. Okay. Got that. Now, imagine that it casts to be mccone that's broad enough to cover the entire diameter of the planet. When you pass your finger over that light, the shadow will cross the entire diameter of the planet. That's a distance of more than eighty six thousand miles. The speed of light is one hundred eighty six thousand miles per second. So if it takes less than half a second to move your hand that distance. Then that shadow will have broken the speed of light. Remember how he said that nothing can move faster than the speed of light. Well, that's the key shadows are nothing. A shadow is a not thing shadows are the absence of something specifically photons or particles of light since there's nothing that's actually traveling the distance thing that's moving is an area. Where photons aren't there's no information that's being transmitted faster than light only a blockage or lack of information. That means you're interplanetary shadow puppet. Show doesn't break any physical was which means we're right? And we hope you're not upset with us for this brain teaser. But we promise it's true another way to think about it is that the shadow only has the illusion of moving is actually the region that has light and has no light that is changing. Right. So it's not physically moving across the planet. Right. It just looks like it is right. You love this article. But you kind of hate it too. Oh, yeah. The love hate relationship.
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