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"obe" Discussed on ExtraTime
"Charlotte, New England, New England, go to Charlotte, almost 70 K in the stands in Charlotte. They didn't see the best possible product on the field from sir minty and the boys, by the two crowds over 65,000 on opening day. That's a record for MLS. That's awesome. Another one in Atlanta as well. So Charlotte have matched a two in St. Louis, so an opportunity at redemption, but St. Louis, top of the Western Conference. Yeah, I mean, they didn't generate a ton and you wanted to see more from Enzo capet, but that's not what this is about. This is the Noel buck appreciation hour, a full 75 minutes in. Sorry, Seattle's top. But a 3.4 differential sorry actors. Sorry, it's my bad. My bad, my bad. No, but appreciation hour. Who wants to kick it off? I'll just say I thought he was I thought he was the man of the match in this one. Just doing everything that the revs struggled to do last year in deep midfield next to Matt pollster, like winning the ball and being able to play progressively, playing safe without losing possession when they needed to, allowing pollster to go forward a little bit more, which I don't think is necessarily the best thing, but it's good to have that club in the bag. And then just his reading of the game, making it hard for Charlotte to play through or to play out. And we literally saw it on the goal. It's buck who makes the interception to keep Charlotte pinned in that leads to eventually to Henry Kessler's goal. It was a really, really composed performance in that spot from a 17 year old kid. I thought it was on par with or even better than anything we saw last year from obed Vargas and obed Vargas played real minutes in the CCL final. And I think that Noel Bach based upon what we've seen to him in MLS and a little bit that I've seen from MLS next pro. He is an elite prospect at that position. And maybe not even prospect at this point. He maybe he's just the starter. Yeah, before that they made the latif blessing trade, I had them written in as a starter. And I've talked to people at the revs and they said, even after that trade, look, he's going to get minutes our home girls are going to get minutes, but we're really excited about book. And I will say this off season Tottenham are interested in them. I can just say that flat. He was supposed to go on a training stint to Tottenham in the winter, but that kind of fell through. But that's the kind of club. That's the kind of, like you said, Doyle elite prospect. These are the clubs that are looking at Noel bug. And again, I think that he's due for a breakout. I'm not sure how you play. I guess you could do a tight diamond at some points to get buck on the field with blessing because they didn't trade for blessing for no reason, so they're gonna get minutes for them, and obviously crawl this hill being the best point in one of the best players in the league, but yeah, I think that this was an awesome performance. He fits the Tottenham way, you know, central midfielder with pretty much a word as a name. He goes with Harry winks and Oliver skip. Is that the new guy? No buck. Jump right in. Similar trophy heritage as well for Tottenham in New England.
"obe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Whole season and then you went to spring and summer. Now name your brand. If you go in every couple of weeks or something new arriving. So that just shows how much of the pace is picked up. That's Bloomberg news Vancouver bureau chief, Natalie, obe co Pearson. And once again, the editor of business week, Joel Weber. And as a reminder, the 5th annual Bloomberg new economy forum returns from November 14th to 17th in Singapore. Still to come on Bloomberg businessweek, we stick with the retail theme. It is the next generation of the Internet. If you think about their website started in the 90s, they were very plain. They had mostly text. And then we added images and then we added videos. And now with the hardware capabilities that are in the market as well as our network speeds pushing into 5G and more, it's just possible to do much richer graphical interfaces online and that's really what's leading to the metaverse, which is a 3D version of the Internet. So what you're seeing brands do now is that they are starting to create these more 3D immersive experiences that are actually closer to the real world. Because the real world is 3D, it's all around us. We don't look at the real world in a database like we do most of online shopping today. So it's just that technology is now getting to the point that that's possible. And this is all happening on mobile devices and on desktop computers. You don't require VR headsets and to put goggles. It's all happening on the devices that you already have. Neha Singh, the founder and CEO of the virtual shopping platform obsessed
"obe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg businessweek with Carol masher and Bloomberg quick takes Tim Steven from Bloomberg radio. Gotta say I think about this a lot. I know my daughter does as well. And that is fast fashion the impact it has on our environment to maybe it's why I know we're super into vintage and kind of secondhand shops. Yeah, I mean, that's what younger people are doing right now. They're buying stuff that they don't call it used secondhand. No, exactly. Our next story, it's in the magazine. It talks about specifically fast fashion. The recycling myth that it's burying the developing world in waste. You can find it in the latest issue of Bloomberg businessweek, it's out on newsstands now online and on the Bloomberg terminal. It's all part of the Bloomberg new economy form, takeover. Bloomberg news Vancouver bureau chief, Natalie oboe Pearson, co wrote the piece, she and business week editor Joel Weber explained the brutal toll that discarded garments are having on the environment. I think many listeners Joel will be familiar with these boxes. We have one in the basement of our building. And it gives the impression that old clothes that you put in this box end up somehow recycled or somewhere in another country and being worn. But I get the impression that that's not always the case. Well, that's ultimately what Natalie and company that's ultimately what Natalie and company read about here. And it is eye opening the visuals that accompany this story are frightening. We've talked a lot about how plastic has polluted the world and there's a gyre in the Pacific Ocean that's just filled with plastic and particles. What I don't think we've really talked about enough is Natalie and company have written about which is fabric is in many ways an even bigger problem. And a lot of this story, unfortunately, it takes place in the developing world where our garments end up. And so Natalie really dives into here is this myth that some of the biggest apparel companies in the world help perpetuate, which is this idea that there is something about fabric recycling. And it's just not actually true. There's a human element of this, but let's just start with the numbers Natalie. How little of the stuff that we recycle actually ends up getting recycled and why so little? Yeah, it's actually really mind boggling. I couldn't believe the figure when I first came across it myself. So less than 1% of used clothing is actually recycled back into new Carmen's. There, you know, there is a ton of clothing that will get what we call, I guess, down cycling. So it might get shredded up and turned into the insulation in our car roofs into mattress stuffing, even like bedding for mice and pharmaceutical labs. But what you have to remember there is that's just prolonging the life of this textiles, maybe why one step and eventually those items will end up in a landfill too. The technology and the infrastructure simply do not exist yet to take used clothing en masse and turn it back into garments. Okay, you mentioned landfill there because there's this other really crazy aside almost in the story that I just want to take for a second here, which is in Accra, there was a whole landfill that had this expected lifespan of 25 years and how quickly did it actually fill up? Three. Wow. Oh my God. So imagine that we build landfills that have this, we think it's going to maybe have like a couple of decades and we're filling it up with clothes like almost overnight. And where do those clothes come from, Natalie? From what they call dead white people's clothing. So it's coming from the rich world. So help me out here. I think, you know, I shop at certain stores. I do look at stuff. I know my daughter does. We try to do the right thing. We think that, you know, I'm not going to well, you can name names. Whether it's Zara and others, like H and M, H and M, big time you're like, look what we're doing and there's even clothes that have tags on it. This is a recycled clothing item. So you think it's pretty good. So what are they doing if only 1% are actually getting recycled? What are these chains actually doing? And what are we all really buying? Yeah, so when it says recycled fiber in a garment on those tags, what's usually happening is it's plastic bottles that have been turned into polyester thread and then turned into like your puffer jacket or whatever. And that in itself is problematic because they are taking plastic bottles out of the beverage stream where they could be recycled back into plastic bottles a number of times and turning them into a garment that will not be recycled. Just a quick little caveat there is a limited amount of what they call mechanical recycling. So things like cotton and wool, the pure what do you call it pure textiles can actually be shredded and then like woven back a spun back into a yarn but it shortens the threads so it has to be then blended with virgin thread as well. So none of it is actually recycling in the way I think consumers think of it in the way that it's sold to us that there's a sort of like perpetual loop where we throw away our clothes and they turn back into the stuff that we see in the shelves and hanging in H and M but one thing I mean we do focus a little bit on H and M and Zara and the story and the pace at which the fashion churn has sort of revved up in the last couple of decades, but I do want to point out that this is an industry wide thing like regardless of the retailer you're talking about, you know, when we grow up when I grew up when I was young, there were two collections a year. You went in in the fall and winter and they stayed there for the whole season and then you went to spring and summer. Now let me name your brand. If you go in every couple of weeks, there's something new arriving. So that just shows how much of the pace is picked up. That's Bloomberg news Vancouver, bureau chief, Natalie, obe co, Pearson. And once again, the editor of business week, Joel Weber. And as a reminder, the 5th annual Bloomberg new economy forum returns from November 14th to 17th in Singapore. Still to come on Bloomberg businessweek, we stick with the retail theme. It is the
"obe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The fall and winter, and they stayed there for the whole season, and then you went to spring and summer. Now let me name your brand. If you go in every couple of weeks, there's something new arriving. So that just shows how much of the pace is picked up. That's Bloomberg news Vancouver, bureau chief, Natalie, obe co Pearson. And once again, the editor of businessweek, Joel Weber. And as a reminder, the 5th annual Bloomberg new economy forum returns from November 14th to 17th in Singapore. Still to come on Bloomberg businessweek, we stick with the retail theme. It is the next generation of the Internet. If you think about their website started in the 90s, they were very plain. They had mostly text. And then we added images and then we added videos. And now with the hardware capabilities that are there in the market as well as our network speeds, pushing into 5G and more, it's just possible to do much richer graphical interfaces online and that's really what's leading to the metaverse, which is a 3D version of the Internet. So what you're seeing brands do now is that they are starting to create these more 3D immersive experiences that are actually closer to the real world. Because the real world is 3D, it's all around us. We don't look at the real world in a database like we do most of online shopping today. So it's just that technology is now getting to the point that that's possible. And this is all happening on mobile devices and on desktop computers. You don't require VR headsets and to put goggles. It's all happening on the devices that you already have. Niha sing the founder and CEO of the virtual shopping
"obe" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"It's something that I'm doing a bit more of, you know, I've got a few courses booked in in January, February. To do a bit of learning myself, trying to use my brain for the first time in 20 years. Man, keeping you honest. Exactly. And then eventually hopefully a full part of the team and they were able to deliver the same stuff fill can. And at the same time, you know, fills from a military background. So he was in the marines for a long time. He left. Early. So this company and he's kind of like installs the things that he learned from the military into the business world and I'm going to hopefully try and bring the sport and aspect forward as well. And just both trying to combine our life lessons and put it out there. Because I'm listening to you and you're like, yeah, one thing not that you struggled with and maybe you did struggle with it, but one thing that you felt like you needed to work on was your mindset. Which is nuts to me because either that or it worked. I mean, you had 8 world records that are listed here on Wikipedia, and then multiple world championships. Three, three gold medals, you went to the Olympics four times. And in that process, I mean, you know, a lot of people that are listening to this podcast that are cycling fans and enthusiasts. We've seen the sport, the sport from 2008 to the sport that we know now, especially in the pursuit, like with bikes and technology, I mean, man, we used to ride our aero bars straight down and us riding a beach cruiser practically and now our hands are buried in our face and we're riding you went from 92 inch gears to a 130 inch gears or whatever the hell it is, you know it's insane. And so did you feel like your mindset had to change from 2008 to 2020? 21, even. You know what I mean? Like, or is it just, or is that a.
"obe" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Because it just seems like that's all you guys live for. It's time trials and pursuits out there anyway. So yeah, tell us a little bit about it. Yeah, for suit line. So this started a long time ago. You know, when you're a cyclist, a professional cyclist, I think, you know, quite early on in your career. Even if it's subconsciously, people tend to identify what it is that's helping them be a good bite rider. You know, for some people, it's having a good coach and a good trade in program. And for a lot of it, the vast majority of other people they'll find big gains in nutrition. People find gains in sleep, things like that. For me, there was a fellow called Steve Peters in the Great Britain cycling setup, who was a psychologist. And I engaged them. I read the books that he told me to read. I did the homework that he told me to do. And for me, this is not going to be the same for everyone, but for me personally, the mindset worker did with Steve. All those years ago. A little lightbulb went off in my head and I was like, you know, obviously it's important to have a good coach, good race program, good training program. It's important to sleep well to eat well, but quite quickly, I identified that as perhaps the most important thing in performing performing on the big day under pressure, you know, that takes a certain mindset. You know, we've already spoke about going out in The Rain. You know, when it's hailing 6 hours straight, you know, that's not so much a physical challenge. It's a mind game. And, you know, doing it year in year out and you know, it can be a relatively tough place at times. But if you've got the right sort of mindset and, you know, you're looking at the world through the right set of eyes, then it's a great way to make a living. It's a wonderful opportunity. And you know, any day you spend riding your bike as a professional science is a great one. So you know I enjoyed working with Steve and when Steve left the program..
"obe" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
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"obe" Discussed on Unofficial Partner Podcast
"What are we got a common consistent accreditation across safeguarding and wellbeing. Making it fun. Making it inclusive. We've invested quite heavily in schools in supporting the fa on secretary school level p training just to enable p. teaches to understand and increase their school their toolbox around making sport inclusive. Because actually. they're not taught that when they go to training colleagues that have to make specialist. There's also a sort of emotional intelligence bit do the job which again is is really hard to measure in to train and to do anything about so it doesn't get measured and trained because that's how it works until we're hoping to do is actually the measure of purpose in the end is going to be the we still interested in numbers. We still care about the numbers of people doing things and we still care about number going up but actually we're very much motivated by the purpose of it'll and why people are engaged and you need whether it's professional coaches whether it's one of the things that we literally just announced his a five million package into helping the workforce that really had to sit on its hands for the best part of the year the pt's and the instructors in james and pulls to retrain to basically enable them hopefully as we open up more fully after june the twenty first or whatever. It is to be in a position where they've actually refresh some of the core skills that they require to be able to to do the job and i think that's a really important intervention. Because i think we i think we take that for granted and we think. Coaching is all about the ability. Teach a nine year old a four defense when actually it should be about making that nine year old fall in love with cricket absolutely. I've got one last thing. I'm a bit over gold medals as a thing. And i know this is not in sport england's rimet but it oversee the inspiration story is all abound over about the place and a sports marketing and lot people listening to this will be from sports marketing..
"obe" Discussed on Unofficial Partner Podcast
"We've invested quite heavily actually in the short term with public health england in providing the materials and the education to gp's that they can understand the principle more is a program rerun cope moving medicine which is precisely that seeking to cry create more understanding and awareness among gp's about the principle of social prescription in a sporting context. But actually it's also that about the health starting to fund in much more significant way and of course that's where the resources trashy effect change not with us by any means whether funding the infrastructure that social prescribing laws which is for within within within gp practices. You will then get along. Who's attached to them. Who can then have an understanding of what's available in local era and so the gp would say. I think you should actually think about being more physically active in in terms of your who doesn't totally unspoiled very clearly one that's also identified for example towards or copy social group examples i've seen and given in areas where not being on visits pre covid. Something for older people could be it. Could be a t. groups all of knitting group so things get some something in social social prescribing. Another words but sport can be a key part of it. We want sport to be a key part of it. And i think that's an example for me of where alignment with a much bigger picture. Khun demonstrably drive two things one. Obviously the supply side of that is that you need local claps to be safe run engaged in the local communities and of making their offer one that people are interested in taking up. So that's the job of the sport. That's the job of the governing body. That's the job of the clubs lately with our support but actually it's also definitely about the realization that being more physically active through playing sports in your local community through being engaged in a running club or going and taking part in walking group. Potentially as a starting point that can actually have a profound impact on your health..
"obe" Discussed on Unofficial Partner Podcast
"And my question is what content do because if strategy is about saying no to things Which is quite a lot of the time. what are you saying. Not what's outside of your agreement. I think by the way. That's a perfectly legitimate reading of uniting the movement if you look at it and say it's a very permissive approach to trying to set an organization's direction that was deliberate in the recognition. That by doing that we were actually seeking to corral around a common purpose to be permissive. To that point. I think the distinctions come into critical areas. One is the way we can. We are looking more to align with the existing structures elsewhere either within government or within public policy so we are not by any means determined the in order to improve public health. We've somehow got take on responsibility for public. Health will ambien is in uniting. The movement is to align properly with. Let me give you an example in public health. One of the things. That's emerging quite quickly now across a broad range and spectrum is the idea of social prescribing through primary healthcare professionals. Gp's of others and the principal being actually rather than just automatically writing a prescription for a drug that actually for healthcare providers gp's to think about turning opportunities where people can be engaged in the local community in an activity or some form engagement that can support the treatment of a problem with that. they have physical activity. Being active is obviously a element of that job is properly then to align with that the organizations that we fund in support so that they can actually be effective. The one of the challenges to social prescribing is the way that gp's historically have viewed the this sort of marketplace out for them and they do not see the know what's available or that a trust it and actually that link and the role that the link workers play a critical place for us to go so we can be much more effective by engaging with working partnership with the organizations that are driving social prescribing than simply trying to just invest in every single relationship with every single gp..
"obe" Discussed on Unofficial Partner Podcast
"It didn't have to have a professional view. But i had a personal view that chimed with a good deal of people instinct. Which was it just seemed like a very craven. Move to me on seven. I mean by my saying no pun intended oversea exactly but a really sense of that sense that there was something there that everyone would get in behind rather than actually really understanding the environment to which these tops operate and it seemed to me very much that it reinforced along with the return of fans. Now just how important. Actually the fan engagement is as she really did. Reinforce it to me. I understood in purely business context. How various people who have the owners will their advisors looking globally thinking. Actually there's a whole potential audience out there for us. I'm sure this will work and completely underestimating. What fanning went means and the fans have and i feel quite proudly to the sense of being legacy fan as being a good thing in feeling positive about that but i think from my my what is led to is also very interesting. Which is my interest for fashionable basis is in good governance. I am at sporting than one of the two organizations that across publicly funded but is is responsible for the code for sports governance. Where oversee involved in supporting through that the dcms. Tracy craps is family review. I'm obviously very consciously aware that a grassroots in community sports sports england has a responsibility around the way that organizations clubs leagues run themselves and making sure they're safe making sure they're inclusive making sure that accessible and he don't actually have to stretch too far then to the governance of sport at that level. It's still about principles of good governance in my view being well run well-governed thoughtful about the people seeking to involve and i think the super league may have come and gone eighth thing but i think it's impact is perhaps going to be one that enables a better look at the governance of sport. Generally and it'll be through. Football's lens is because it was full of a super league but be football tends to take on the sort of first mover. It's sport doesn't it. Where where football goes other sports find their. They follow awfully. It makes what can be quite a dry sort of business taught conversation and it takes it into a whole new audience doesn't and it's interesting the fan engagement thing because obviously get a lot of people on here talking about finding agent and if you're not careful seen through data lens fan engagement becomes a sort of abstract idea in terms of its scratchy thing. And you're looking a scraping twitter models and inga enormously. Clever things but.
"obe" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"Roast so Thursday night. I'm in Temecula. You show us an Adam Hunter, too, if you want to know where it is. And then Friday night where my Friday, I'm at Laughlin Laughlin, Nevada and then Saturday Laughlin off the Saturday and bakery at first, I thought that was like the name of the comedy club. So, did I last one in Laughlin? Exactly. I was like, I'm playing the Laughlin Laughlin. Nevada, just in the literature. Okay, let me, let me ask you read it cuz I'm not. I should actually say, where these places are right, by the way, by the way, Phil Baroni called me. He wants to fight Diego, Sanchez and bring boxing. If you guys think that's a good idea, let me know what do you guys think? If you drink call thing, doesn't work out maybe. Yeah I'm going to go with a big old, sure off. I found a picture of Mike Tyson's, Punch-Out Diego turn it upside down during the middle of it. Spent in Georgia, then you can try hitting, it's like such a special movies. Got Mad, Madeline's Grill, in Temecula. This Thursday night, the Riverside Resort Hotel in Laughlin. I love the Riverside Bakersfield, we own the laughs Hollywood Laugh. Factory Sunday night. I'm at the Okeechobee for how Roosevelt on the on the 21st. The OB Folk House in San Diego on the 27th of May. I'm at a new website. Did you just say the Obe fuck house? Yeah, truck was wondering. Are you going to Thailand? Is that what you're telling me? You're performing at the OB fuck house in Thailand? Yes, I am Saturday, May 30th Sunday. I'm going to notice colony in Temecula..
"obe" Discussed on The Community Safety Podcast
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"obe" Discussed on The Community Safety Podcast
"Go back to people. You us place. Absolutely absolutely i talk. I talk about earlier intervention. I'm starting to fail. That people are now starting to sort of you know. Stand up and listening to this. You said you've got to get into kid. Siamese younger and ucla not Fills me that. You know you have a very le'veon's we've gotta get into kids lot younger and i think also one wanted the big things as while he's without. I can save from a teacher's point of exclusion. I think is while he's a big issue was waffle that are excluded from school. All then very vulnerable to the type of so prosecutions used them for many years exploitation. Kind lines that were saying about nine to make a difference. Jim you have two different things differently. And so it's always like to vote right. This person is is disengaged. School exclude them expelled. Them put them in a referral unit. Robson think what actually wealth with. We need to do so many things differently. They will have different at impacts. If we carry on doing the same old guess will but has the same outcome saying things happen. Absolutely we've had it's its investment that will pay costs the country sixty six billion pounds a year domestic abuse loss of income tax costs. Justice costs welfare costs. health costs. Just think if we spent a seismic sizeable portion of that in education education suppose a typical we have fewer of those types of crimes with have greater less of a cost on the economy or the country. A more people would say. It's a no brainer. But i don't get why some people it's the same so difficult. Why don't you think the seventy barriers to this kind of work is for me. seems simple. Won't you think that is because we tinker a lot between two thousand and two thousand and twenty. That are being totally. Fourteen criminal justice ads as legislative lower. Every year. men's the sentence here creates a new offence that but with tinker tinker ticketing getting raw than we engineer this government back when the when they were elected last year december december twenty nine t. They committed to a royal commission on criminal justice. That's what we needed what we need. We need experts including people from the community sitting around the table. What should not justice system. Look like way. Should we spend our money. How much more should be doing. A prevention and fifteen months later. And nobody's mentioned anymore but there will be a new law that will create. A new. offense was still tinkering when we need to engineer. And i al qaeda all about people about jimmy whether the wheel is away at the moment. People always distracted of iowa. Things are happening. You know brexit mentally. But i think as a society as a community we spent. We need to really look at. What system should look like ross. What is like you talked about. Domestic abuse standards aaron the. It's such a massive massive issue in this country and sign every young person so seized domestic abuse as a young. I each goes onto become an offended. But i think when we look at some of the issues that were experiencing ninety nine society. Violence with young people stabbings murders. I think when you when i look at some of the kids i would say quite broken. When you go back you can see domestic abuse. Plays call a big role in their behavior. live the nixon About five minutes left. So i want to say to say this absolutely right. I've looked at the history of terrorists. And you look back at some of them there. You'll see misogyny you'll see hatred of women you'll see domestic abuse you'll see sexual violence and they end up the people up. I've seen own criminals I've seen you know serious serious And you look back at the history of the victims. They've witnessed it or they were involved in it. You know it's it's almost like a not entry level crime because it's so terrible anyway but it will. It seems impact. The daters speaks for south. Jim one in four women in this country. I wanted a meddlesome. i think. I've been victims of domestic abuse. One in fall. Eighteen ten million women. There are a one in five women a sexually assaulted. Just think about and and this data last year from see the outfit national assistance was that there are three point one million adults in this country. Who was sexually abused as children at one in twenty of us that is the pandemic that will outlive this pandemic but if we can do some more work around preventing all of that happening announced will subsidize. Yeah you were on the same page. Thanks for not not and there's as any question that i haven't actually that you want to ask you as being a real pleasure. I think what you're saying is absolutely essential. We need Communities more engaged it shouldn't be seen as the state telling you what to do about our neighbors work together to keep each other safe that that's the whole point of the podcast by professionals like me engaging with professionals lot you and destroying the push the obey a challenge because i'm not going to stick around and why orion i'm just going to keep working people like yourself and kate doing nothing we will might change in in in in the future and even if he does not allow long time. At least we don't have it actually the just before you go. How can people reach out to you. I'm i'm on twitter arousal and for me can we can the am i have a website. Derives how notes were spaces. Don't coach uk and people can be that way but you know their own marrow mechanisms zuber's people contact me a suspension. They go through you. Jim you can refer people to make going decided i cannot. I do not have the capacity. I don't have a team of people that are to deal with individual cases. I get a lot of people on daily basis saying the victims of this terrible thing in this terrible thing and sadly all i can do is signposted. else There are great people can do that. what i can do when i'm interested in where i think been. The change is more strategic level. So if you become a blockage something. That's preventing large numbers of people getting justice. Please by all means yeah. Thanks and just just touching on your the prosecutor absolutely fantastic read at highly recommended. I'll take the appreciate older bookstores. Dominica appreciating that's online on audible and even more at a paperback version is due out in six weeks. Time liverpool april. Fool's day. And and jim i've just sell the film rights so good winning a year off time to time you'll see the movie. Yes or heard about a fantastic congratulations. Thank you so much for your time today. No you are busy man. This has been a brilliant or conversation. And i think as i said earlier on the same page on monday people are s can force a bit the change. So thank you for.
"obe" Discussed on The Community Safety Podcast
"Or people absolutely you after you told me boom can be moved down to london. Aps what was what was that time. Like for you down and starting ready. I mean the nineteenth was a decade for me which i grew so launch. We didn't know. Asians rightly public money. I have to keep for his indicators. Everything is measured. You can't do anything without me in the nineties. Less is also before the internet and computers and so literally. I was allowed. I worked in central The most important court in the land of that time and i was given the opportunity to hear. It doesn't above my pay grade way on your experience. Have a go at this case res- now now it wouldn't. It wouldn't trust me with that now. You have to work up ten years. Whatever but back then they were allowing me to take on some extent. I was grabbing cases. Quite frankly that were that were interesting to me and that ray was phenomenal. London being newman living in london. It was great as well. I don't learn what is owed expensive but for me. It was a charity to build by skill. Set a at my own speed in an environment that allowed me to develop a is fast was signed up at some point. Nine is abe got to the point where work with of all consuming. Dining london was kind of decision to make changes absolutely Became assistant chief in two thousand wyan chief and director london with one hundred fifty thousand cases. Yeah by wasn't team to end. I know life the debate of the immigrant in me as well because my definitely had all day. So why should. I wouldn't seven days a week. I spend my evenings doing. I'm weekend doing community engagement For which Rating is. But you know i was giving up all my time. My work Literally i was leaving work before my children woke up coming back off the gun tonight. We'll kind of quality of life is that i made a judgment around two thousand ten. That's not for me any anymore. And media presented there was now a new regional prosecution service so north west is now available was given that successfully obtain that and that gave me up with manchester one verse and But it was a new jersey and it also meant that i could literally drive from my home to the office and twenty minutes in pop hundred tube travel. It meant that i could get was parents. Evenings could see my children a mall and 'cause became really more important to me album as we've learned people know guess So my biggest cases arose during this period Celebrated cases so i was getting good quality work but that was as importantly importantly the quality of life. Yeah i was assigning the place as a you know i got to the point where you know i could go to work it. So lightly highs at six o'clock in the morning and art kits still be at work at three o'clock this morning. i need just got to the point where The caller just wasn't narrow in a hat to make a decision and and it was a good decision to leave the place up to twenty as but a totally talked resonate without and the immoral has certainly changed for the vaccine sawyer. Elect behind ray lake book but still they dates die. I'm very fortunate because i have prosecuted in two thousand fifteen. Everything i do now is what i wanna do. I don't have to do anything anybody else. I choose variety of causes things engaged. Didn't involved in a privilege massive privilege to be opposition. But i could you know just like you. I have not the slightest regret in leaving the postal service. Five years i look back and some of my colleagues are still that i think how why For example zone issue for me team for together in north west england full soleus products that several years in london in different varieties senior roles but some chiefs las cruces as chiefs in other institutions. There'd be never ten. Fifteen twenty. Years is important for me to move on to let somebody else have the opportunities that i be given out. You know chief. Constables generally any five year contract and they move on and somebody else could stepping. But i think the most crucial service needs to learn from that. I know some of my former colleagues have beaten in chief rose somewhere in the country. Twenty years And that that might be because they they enjoy But they need to think we need to think about the bigger picture and that's about bringing other people and that won't happen if you hope the rose. I also got the impression as well. As from debris sage i can t debt. You know you clear very hard working man and all got the impression from the research that you probably would get into wards to the point where he probably got a little broken. If you the carried on full more years really. I think he started along one hundred percent. I mean What you might survivor style looming at case. It's not people don't necessarily know this. But after we prosecute that case was busy filled three gills. That's about his case. There's men were convicted people were government. Others institutional was saying the explain. What's going on. I explain these what was going on in terms of sexual exploitation And then i'm supposed to be in todi expectedly The far-right decided to come to me. Even though i was supposed to be he's guys are others. They created the twenty twelve. They create fake news saying xerox. I was the one that.
"obe" Discussed on The Community Safety Podcast
"And receiving support from them. Yeah i think you're right you are. You are right there in as you know. I think that even though we've covered. I do think god i've got to go my my neighbors just a little bit better over the last twelve months And the reason that kind of a little bit more togetherness. But i think we do need to govern stage for the whistle abs- of this sort of lockdown than we're back on this older road to recovery. Did things get better for you with racism and hate crime or did during prior to down to london did he just stay pretty constant of certainly during my teenage years. Primary isn't as years. it was pretty constant. I mean i've written about in my book. You mentioned prosecutor starts with the whole chapter or pat Might being attacked by three guys without such years. Old school And that was my experience Unexperienced many young people now have access to google have access to the internet. I had to go to the library to study and to read. And so that meant i was putting myself in the line of five frequently. Perhaps others were back then. But as i said because i had a safe environment in the safety safe loving family home and neighbors that will look out for each other. I can feel safe despite the fact that i knew that there was a threat out there. Has it changed. Its moreover what was less overt. I think back then it was. You know you saw them. On the street now big ziprecrui social media and the online will the online threats. You don't necessarily see your enemy or the people who see you as their enemy and I think that's worrying damaging. I think the people are motivated. Now that i can recall. I think the trust is in short supply. I don't know people don't know what to believe anymore. We used to his the news that snooze we believe the news but now fake news is taken old Conspiracy theories of taken so people don't really know what to believe anymore and just be net send some of people being given not far away which is saying that the vaccine for covid Would but it's all it's all a chemical attack tackle new don't take the vaccine is being put through the doors of elderly people And putting them in real danger when they see that kind of information being received that's where we are now is that People don't trust hotel. Listen to people do what to believe that. That's why requirement all of us to be much more reenlist in our communication. Yeah i think it's a case really is not you've just said once we catering to start to rebuild actual sheathing communities on try move forward and learn. I think we will learn a lot from covid. And i hope that we can start to with some some togetherness some collaboration that we can start to move forward. You mentioned the racism and whether or not changed the strangest thing. Jim is that even. I was chief prosecutor. I was getting racism so a schoolboy at a comprehensive school. i getting racism being being lawyer. I was getting racism. Being the chief. Russky jobs getting racism really. Doesn't it really frustrates. Me and angers me so much That chum people if they want to criticize my decisions by all means but don't criticize them. Because of who. I am your time and time again. It some patchy some other abusive term rather than saying i don't like what he did what he said. Which is what you would say valujet. But that thing that people move quickly to racism in heightened abuse whereas previously they might be more concerned about the decision it's health The way icees will just human beings and we get the complexities of life. But ultimately we all just human beings making decisions going the obviousness white as wide as rice after coming through understand all gender or disability living forget but regularly you. Add it as office in your former role People attack you attack you by all means if you make a mistake or whatever it may be. Don't attack you feel identity. Your that's something over what you have. No control yeah absolutely this. What was the Obviously you've grown by winterbourne university. What was this the lightbulb moment for you to draw towards being a lawyer and as i said you know everything was from we only have to television channels and we had a library and my parents Because they have come from the office. Frontier did what able to. We didn't have any not lawyers around me. The only doctor. I knew away i went to when i was sick. The lawyer was pass. What i read about so i might have read to kill kambas Atticus united but a great lawyer he was i read about nelson mandela. He was a royal. I read about mahatma gandhi gandhi. He was so what these people making. Real change defy despite because they were lawyers Sound if anything though is just the the key to the they didn't really rely on the low to do bring the changes brought. And so that. I think had a major impact on me saying these inspiring figures waiting even fictional figures thinking what state i want to change the world in whatever small way that i can. I think i can do the us lawyer I couldn't do any other way. But you know know a real conflicts because my family wants to be to be a doctor wanted me to go into science and that's a very common immigrant family response I'm damn sure suggest the back of my father's mind. God bless him he still at some point. They gotta kick us out when they kick us out. We're back nova pakistan. I don't need to be need him to be something useful in the community. A scientists and engineers a have no doubt that was playing on their minds but today credit great credit supposing made my decision soglo and then i thought actually let's go. Let's go for it. Initially i was defense lawyer. Afro racial time in birmingham and then realized. That's not for me. Either i pay tribute to donate. I couldn't say with a suspect who i believed to be. Guilty in provide him with. The several level of others can do that. We do need that system. I'm glad they do for me. I felt it was To join the prosecution service with the new over as as not a time and build the wall evidence and hope that that will enable us to community to keep safe budgeting the offenders with community. Yeah resonate with that. What you were saying. When when i got the call to be a place off senior you do. I mean to dot com to make a difference. An idea i was actually going to ask you about the defence pau columnist of. You just said you so realize early create content defense will really wasn't gave you very much you very much. Called a poltical is the prosecution. Saw did not just saw the things. Yeah i have justice that -tations defense it wouldn't be a fair trial if if the defendants defendant An you know was conviction rates awhile. H two percent in that means a twenty percent on ability you Under you will never experienced people make allegations and they don't. There's not enough evidence and sadly gone several examples of miscarriages of justice to we duties from defense lawyers who are capable of providing representation. You just wasn't for me. I.
"obe" Discussed on WGN Radio
"As we welcome you to second period off central And checking the rest of the NHL board to other Central Vision. Man matchups are in the books on this Sunday. Carolina approved of 51. I know with a shootout victory over Dallas, which is now for one and one. They went into Carolina four No. On the season, Jamie Benn in his second game back a second game this season, I should say with a goal and an assist In each truck check with the game winning shootout goal for the Hurricanes, who tied it with about two minutes left in regulation. Florida now 50 in one after beating Detroit, 3 to 2 Patrick corn question Carter for Hagee each scored their fifth goals of the season. Also New Jersey beat Buffalo. 5 to 3 is Mike Wood and our miles would and Mike McLeod had two goals apiece. Right now in the second period, Philadelphia leading the Islanders 321 Joel therapy. Has accounted for all three fires gold, So collecting a hat trick there in the first period, Minnesota and Colorado are tied at one and Anaheim elite ST Louis by a score of one. Nothing in the first. Coming up at the top of the hour. OBE had mentioned dropping the puck against visiting Ottawa. The Bulls air off after losing a heartbreaker last night here at the United Center, Portland, They will be at New York tomorrow night college basketball at the half. Northwestern, trailing Rutgers in Evanston, 34. To 29 earlier in the Big 10. It was Ohio State topping Michigan State 79 62 in the Valley Loyal and now nine and one in conference play as they tap Missouri State 72 to 46 s I U beat Northern Iowa by three. Bradley fell by three at Indiana State. And Illinois State lost by two to Drake in baseball word out late this evening that the players union will reject an offer by MLB to delay the start. Of spring training toe late March and the beginning of the season until a month later. So right now, camps are still scheduled to open in a couple of weeks. They have some issues to get through with some of the mayors of those towns, particularly in Arizona, on whether They should, in fact open training camps on time due to the covert situation in God. Patrick Reid, overcoming a bit of a rules, controversy yesterday, ended up winning the farmers Insurance Open a Torrey Pines going away. By five shots again. It's the Blackhawks in Blue Jackets tied at one after 40. We'll talk about it with Troy..
Amy Coney Barrett continues to be questioned at Supreme Court confirmation hearing
"I'm a change as many have mentioned next central threat and it's affects around us do you. covid nineteen isn't. I think. Yes. I. Do accept the Covid Nineteen is infectious that that's something of which I feel like we could say you take judicial notice of it's an obvious fact. Yes. Causes Cancer. I'm not sure exactly where you're going with this, but you know the the notice. In question question is what it is answer. Harris. Yes. Every package of cigarettes warns that Smoking Causes Cancer. And do you believe that climate change is happening and it's threatening? The air we breathe in the lottery. Senator Again I was wondering where you were going with that. You have asked me a series of questions like that are completely uncontroversial like. Nineteen is infectious whether smoking causes cancer and then trying to analogize that eliciting an opinion on me that as a very contentious matter opinion from me that has on a very contentious matter of public debate and I will not do that. It will not express view on a matter of public policy especially when that is politically controversial because that's inconsistent with the judicial role as I have explained. Major plant here that you believe it's debatable. That Senator Kamala Harris questioning battering two days of hearings. j.j Barrett has repeatedly refused to answer questions about her views on abortion and the future of we'd Roe v Wade despite our public record opposing Reproductive Rights Barrett also repeatedly dodged questions on the Supreme Court's Obe grefell versus Hodge's ruling which said same sex couples could not be denied the right to marry this exchange with Democratic Senator Richard. Blumenthal of Connecticut. quickly. Decided Burger fell versus hodges. Senator Blumenthal every time you asked me a question about whether case was correctly are decided or not. I cannot answer that question because I cannot suggest agreement or disagreement with precedents of the Supreme Court. All those precedents by me now is a seventh circuit judge and I to be confirmed. I would be responsible for applying the law star decisive to all of them but you think of how you would feel. As a gay or Lesbian American to hear that you can't answer. Whether the government can make a crime for them to have that relationship. Whether the government. Can enable people who are happily married to continue. That relationship. Your. Senator implying that I'm poised to say that I want to cast a vote to overrule a burger followed I show you I. Don't have any agenda. I don't I'm not even expressing view and disagreement of Obama file. You're pushing me to try to violate the judicial canons of ethics to offer advisory opinions and I won't do that and I'm not asking you hypothetical. These are real cases I brown versus board of Education Do. You think it was correctly decided i. know you told Senator Graham you thought. So I'd like to just to clarify that point. Sure. So as I said to Senator Graham when he asked me that question I have spoken on that before and the originalism lecture that. Incorrectly decided. Correctly decided and yes, I've said that thank you. Let me ask you about. Loving versus the the loving case. was correctly decided well, loving follows directly from Brown and Brown's great correctly decided loving as well was correctly decided it was decided that was Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut Questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Switching Cryptocurrency Markets On Binance
"One of the confusing things about exchanges is the the screen looks exactly the same no matter what market you're looking at. The only clue as to what you're looking at is the asset pair listed at the top. So the order in which the assets appear matters. So when it comes to reading the numbers Ath Batiste. Is Different to BTC e t h is essentially the same market is just looked at it from different points of view and we WanNa know which side where viewing from. So where reading the market correctly. So. The first thing to know is the asset this listed I last cold the base asset and one is listed. Second is called the Tim's asset. So the base and the Thames. When we look at the price, it's a ratio between those two assets. And because markets are constantly moving, we need some kind of anchor something that doesn't change so that we can understand what's happening. And this is accomplished by the based asset always being one unit. So. If we're looking at E. T. H. BTC market well, I'm looking at one. Age and its price in BTC. If I then changed the market. By clicking on the pair. Let's say I change it to exit P. BTC. One Unit X. P. and its price in BTC. So that's one ex-. Priced in Bitcoin. So to be clear. The Thames Asset. Is what the market is priced in. Now switching markets is as simple as just did is simple as clicking on the current trading pack. And then clicking on the market, you want to change it to. Add suggests that it's best to actually just type in the search box because this'll fill to the list and make it much simpler than scrolling. So whatever you type in here. It will filter down to just those assets that have the letters that you typed. This relying you knowing the ticket symbol for the YOU WANNA trade though so If, you know the name of the asset, but you don't know it's ticker symbol has a tip for you. You can go to coin market Cap Dot Com and you just set for it by name. So let me set for truthfully. So it is true flip. And when you go to the page for the asset is says the name of the project that for and there is the ticket symbol right? They're. So the ticket symbol for true it is T.. F.. L.. Now, the next thing you need to know is that assets may be priced in different assets. So let's go back to bite on CNN and when I click on the trading day, you'll know his here the top the rationally four Thames currencies or four Tam's assets to choose from. You can be in be Biden's his own coin Bitcoin Alz, and then USD. For the sake of simplicity, I would stick with Bitcoin, BTC and the US dollar coins. They're also the markets that typically have the most trading activity, which is a good thing because when you play in order to buy or sell a Crypto, you want it to be filled sooner rather than late. You don't want to sit there waiting for someone to come in in a process that order. said to be clear what is listed in this box depends on the Thames you have selected. So here like like BNB. All this stuff is only only coins at trade against being be if I'm on BTC tap, then everything appears is only the stuff that trades against bitcoin and so on. Now, this is important because the set box is also limited to whatever tab you have selected. So if I'm on the US Dullah Tab for example, and then I put in the search box. S. Well, I'm only going to see this edge results for IOS trading Pez against the US dollar coins. The. Good thing about finance and the search feature is that will I can leave the sandwich in there, and then just click across the various tabs and that stays in the second books. So I can see by doing this all the different things that IOS trades against. Now if you enter the ticket symbol in the set box and nothing appears, then that's most likely means that the asset is not even listed for trading on the exchange you're using. So let's search for true flip again. So we did T. F. L.. Was the ticker symbol we just found out about. and. Well. nope. In this case Binz doesn't list true flip anyway. This is also one of the things you can use coin market cap for when we go back to Komaki happy when you sit for an asset. And Scroll Down does these tabs down here you've got charts and then you've got markets if you click a markets. And then we scroll down even further. You can see here true flip is only listed on one exchange, which is q coin, and it trades in two markets once against Bitcoin a once against if theory. So it's a quick way finding out if the asset you actually want to trade is listed on your exchange on not. In this case if I wanted to buy or sell true flip out after go and create an account with the exchange that's my only option. Just to close off this lesson, then drive at home. Let me go back to the trading screen. Unless load OBE. yaas BTC SO CETERA Yeltsin the such books make sure on the Bitcoin Tab. Click on it. Make sure that the symbols at the top his BTC unlike I said Elliot, the whole interface remains the same in it structure but the contents of all these various elements is now filled with information about your speedy see. Now. I'm GONNA break all this down for you and explain it step by step to gauge that point of crypto exchange mastery. This lesson was just focused specifically on switching markets and showing that insight about the base and the Thames currency. That's how we determine what something is priced in.
Petit Bourgeois Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2019
"This day from cheap wine fighter dot com again and we're GONNA. Talk about why we did a full review on the cheap wine, five dot com website for a one one of my favorites. This with teeth bourgeois. Saab, Yom blocked from on rabies a Joie. From, the Lord, Valley and I love Laura Valley. Sauvignon blocks favorite one to a tasting long time ago, even be four New Zealand became a thing. And it was just bad tactic. I loved it and. Even though this isn't from the fancy places, this is not sincere. Or however you that pronounced. Fancy places I've this is just the regular. They call this their entry crude they. Family Bourgeois has been in lower valley continuously. They say sometimes it doesn't happen for ten generations, which is a long long time specializing Soviet block and feeling you're. So. They know what they're talking about and. I don't know. Says the. WHO's wild bottle? It says in the back that doesn't mean much. Though family! Was Wise probably ones made it, and so you know there's all these legally things and plus their websites as I, G P. De la. OBE. Level below the. AFC wines. The government regulated wines, but the wine label says it's table wine, which is the bottom thing? So. I hate wine labeling. It doesn't tell you anything, but this is from people who are making wine in the area, making this kind of wine for generations. I love the stuff. I went to a wine tasting and it tastes like sunshine bottles smells great to taste. And every time I tell people I love. Laura Valley Savvy unblocking Oh. Yes, I'm crazy about sincere. No No, no, it's like. The regular stuff you don't need the. Really Good I'm not complain about San Sear. But. That's all you ever hear about you know. Get the regular ten dollars stuff. It's hard to find. You can go to any grocery store and find a New Zealand, Soviet, block and probably stuff from the central coast of California, and maybe even chilly, and what have you? Try to find a valley ten dollar twelve dollar. This was ten ninety nine sale. You can't it's. Amazingly good so. Because, it's got that kind of a city. That kind of makes you take a SIP. You don't want to go, you know. vitas graphic drink. They don't think. That's a good. Thought not that thing thinking all that important when you're drinking. Whatever? Here. We go, so this is. Every day. Saab Yom Block. This is the kind of wine that people in France drink fits. If it's eleven dollars here, it might be a couple of bucks cheaper. They're. Going to blow out your budget, and this is this, is it? This is great. Taste doesn't have that the spiky thing you'd get from. New Zealand Samuela. Flay or spikes, which is actually kind of appealing Ben. Can't complain about that is that is kind of what's cool about? New Zealand soviet-bloc. This kind of got. More. Smoother all encompassing thing going on just the knows is beautiful flavors rate. It's just easy to SIP. You want to keep drinking it. Really this my favorite you know can of. This is one. The first Lower Valley Sabi on blocks written about and we've been doing. Cheap wine finder for. Eleven years. That's kind of like the point where. Going to the grocery store to buy Saab Block now. I'm going to have to go find. A good wine shopping leg fight my way through the sand sears every be jumping out at you and just trying to find a good simple everyday savvy on blind.
Stories from Modern Zen Masters
"You mentioned that you discovered a book that sort of set you on your down a path and that book was called self. It was by show which Yama, so I was wondering how you came upon that. and. What was in that book? That really spoke to you. When I was seventeen years old I was a high school shooting in Osaka. And I didn't like school system. And I have A. Friend who didn't exclude neither. So. We are always talking and complaining about. Japanese education system and value system when Japanese, society at the time you know, definitely Pru, why what very hard to make money to make Afterward what to Japan were very poor, so they have to restore them prosperity. So they walk God and. We didn't like walking heartful. Make money we. I addressed. I wanted to find some Meaning of more making money. And that school? You know teachers teach us. We have to study hard to go to our Christie Jess. University And that is to get a good job got means to make good money and I couldn't find any meaning. OBE live in that way over F. So we are in the intervals. And I often escaped from grass room and a win to a laboratory school library. Under or many books about philosophy. On Cy, young son and so forth. And that friend has some Wa Food New Anti Z.. to two. So the pass on went to on to practice. Who is a does? Qudos Shonda. Under G is a monastery in Kyoto. Is that is that? Yes I live with ing or soccer. On Growth from Osaka. So. During the summer vacation, the friend went to untie visited and ties understated therefore. I think about two weeks. On that was the year nineteen sixty five that that was. Like after was published, the first book on that was Or the set of soul. My friend was staying at anti-g. He gave a copy of Bush's a book to his friend. And after he came back from as he, he allowed me to read that book. That was how I. Studied to read that book so. You you. You had more like poetic sensibility that didn't. You know that. May You know
Victoria Chang: Obit (Part One)
"I rent her for the first time. After I read a review of her new book in The Los Angeles Review of books the book is called Albeit. It's published by the Wonderful Poetry Press Copper Canyon and I have been living in the wake of my parents death for some time and been living in an amalgam of grief and sorrow and memory loss and this book obe. It is remarkable book about the death of the poets parents written in the form of orbits of obituaries brief obits eventually as the book proceeds golfed is lost is language dies. The death of the parent is the death of much of what we value in life. If we allow ourselves to feel it now as I understand it this book had a burst of Creation. That led to your writing poem after poem after poem. What was that like? It was exhausting actually but necessary My mom died in in August of Twenty fifteen and it was so incredibly depressing in so many ways and the typical things that happen to people. You know you just feel so so bad worse than you've ever felt and could imagine that you could ever feel and I've always written as a way to sort of navigate the world but I didn't want to write traditional allergies for all sorts of reasons and so I just read a lot in those may be six to eight months when I wasn't writing anything in I read a lot of nonfiction. Actually so books about grief. Joan diddy in Meghan. O'rourke really wonderful writers. I I read them all and Sometime in maybe February or March I was sitting in a car and listening to NPR and Heard a piece on a documentary called obits in the documentary is all about obituary writers. And so there's just something about the way that that word just hung in my ears with that long and short t- that I went home in started just writing these obituaries. Pichu Aries for everything that we lose when someone dies and that's sort of what happened with this process. It was two weeks I hardly slept. Hardly ate ice just sort of kept on going and it was this really Cathartic Less Azeri process for my own grieving. Had that ever happened to you before a period of inspiration. That didn't let up. Yeah I after I had my children. I just didn't have any time left for any so I'm sure lots of people of your listeners can relate to that and Yes so I ended up writing. Starting maybe with my third book the boss which Mix Sweeney's did and I just you know right in pockets so any pocket that I can find if I'm feeling that I in that sort of how Britain since that book is in you know in cars in waiting for them to finish things and That kind of inspiration kind of hits me now in ways it. It never used it before. And I don't know if that's a function of just getting older or just not having time or a combination of all those things and feeling a lot more passion and deep nece and Emotions that I hadn't felt before when I was younger. This tawdry book bit by my Guest Victoria. Jiang was that rare thing for poetry books. It was useful. It was giving me instruction on because among the obituaries there are several that Vittoria rights for herself. The self who knew her parents who lived with her parents. You become aware really. That part of your grief is for the person you knew before who took it. As a matter of course that your parents might be elderly. They might be ill but they were always there and suddenly a language that you're used to speaking that you don't really necessarily regard is particularly consulting. That language is gone and you need. It's consolation anyone. Who's how'd anyone died? Hardly feels all of these things But I had never experienced that before and you know my father is actually still alive but he died twelve years ago in my mind because he lost all of his ability to communicate to me in ways that we used to talk In my mother you know used to have a very sort of our own language in many ways and it sounds so cliche but every single person I feel like we know where we need and we know well. We have our own special way of communicating with that person and special looks. You know little little ways of not saying things or just words that only use with each other and when they die. You don't really think about this when they're alive because you take them for granted but they take it all away with them.
Trade hopes lift stocks as recession fears recede; Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new record highs
"All three major US indices. This season did Monday at new record highs the Dow industrial average rose point four percent setting its first closing record since July the S. and P. Five hundred also added point four percent and the Nasdaq composite advanced point six percent stocks were lifted by rallying bank and energy shares strong earnings reports and investor optimism some of the progress of U. S. China trade negotiations but while US stocks continue to hit new highs global stocks are still lagging behind joining me now with more details Wall Street Journal reporter Amorth Ram Kumar so amorth let's recap last week which was a big one for the S. and P. Five hundred and the Nasdaq in particular but we also had a lot of strong or at least solid economic data including the October jobs report to help boost US stocks that's exactly right and the key would the data points is that they're really coming in better than feared so there have been these really powerful recession fears for much of the year and we've seen big moves toward safe haven assets like bonds and gold old but the jobs report was better than expected third quarter GDP figures at one point nine percent were better than expected and again we continue to see really healthy consumer consumer pockets of strength in the labor market and that combination has been really powerful on Wall Street this year okay so let's talk about some of those points of divergence between US stocks and global stocks how much of a gap is there and what are the major factors that are driving US indices this year that verges about ten percentage points or so so that's an mm p five hundred after it's Monday rallies up about twenty three percent for the year and a gauge of global stocks excluding the US up about thirteen percent or so and that again shows how much investors favoring this US region that is kind of behaving like a safe haven almost where there is steady consumer spending the labor market looks unhealthy and that's a really sharp contrast with the rest of the world that's dealing with stagnant growth prospects negative interest rates in some areas and a lot of protests around the globe obe these other geo-political factors so even though the US looks expensive by Awad measures looking at earnings people continue to pay for that premium and that kind of safety instability yeah what about the global slowdown isn't there a chance that could eventually reached the US and there are other headwinds we talk about as well U. S. China trade dispute comes to mind what are some of the things that could potentially throw the US off course here though it'd be the big one that global slowdown rippling to the US that's something people have been talking about for a really long time but frankly we just haven't seen that a ton in the data growth in the US is slowing but again one point nine percent for third quarter growth and a little bit slower projections for the the fourth quarter and again two thirds of the economy a little bit more than two-thirds consumer spending so even though the manufacturing sector Israeli struggling consumer continues to be steady Eddie and buoy the US really when again overseas we're seeing a lot of issues it is really interesting though because people say a trade deal or progress toward one would boost these is export oriented countries in Europe and Asia but the fall of capital again continues to boost the US and that shows how much this is kind of sentiment driven at the moment and people want that stability for now so to focus on the bright side here what are some of those factors as we look towards the end of the year already that could keep this trend going in the US it's all going to come down to really the economic and earnings data one thing we haven't talked about yet is that third quarter earnings for large companies are generally coming in better than expected we're in companies with more US exposure again outperforming so that's a positive sign for some people and again as we get closer to the twenty twenty election that something people are going to be looking for because that could again throw another wrinkle into this and cost more volatility the biggest thing will also be trade the market is still so hyper sensitive to any positive or negative news so any signs that this phase one deal isn't progressing as expected could be a negative but for now the US and China both seem to be saying the
KKR agrees buyout deal with German media giant
"The influential German media group, Axel Springer is seeking to go private with the help of US investor K are the greet paves that freeing itself from short-term market scrutiny will play the past for ambitious expansion plans Katie Martin discusses the move with our ash CG and vice versa. So tell us a bit about the history of Axel Springer. Where does the company fit into the German media scene will re company was founded right after the war by access Clinger, the hugely powerful archetype, German media tycoon. The power of the company really has long rested on ownership of bills, the German, tabloid paper, which is the biggest selling newspaper in Europe and hugely influential still in Berlin circles. What has made spring, quite special was always had a very strong political stance is very conservative paper. It's as editorial principles that or the journalists have to sign up to those included before unification that papers had to work towards helping Germany reunify, very strong supporter of transatlantic alliance with the US, very strong supporter of Israel. So it's a sort of very powerful commercially successful. But. Also, the very value driven publisher. And so over the years, obviously, it has changed its make up quite drastically. Many of the regional papers were sold off and it's tried to reinvent itself. And it's quite successfully as digitally focused company. So obviously billed as the biggest title, but what would be the other name publications the rest of us over here in London might know about the other well-known old media opportunity, they have is developed, which is sort of conservative broadsheet daily, but a very sort of spectacle paper, whereas Il can be quite wild until very recently running topless photos on the front page every day, of course shipping, a famous people surprised by the financial times in two thousand fifteen but narrowly, failed them was beaten out by Nikai, but company has really tried to reinvent itself. As a digital company over the last decade in particular, and that has meant heavy investment in two areas. One is in the online ads business, both for property and for jobs. Where spring owns some of the biggest sites in Europe in the U K in France and Germany in particular. And that segment of the business now makes up by far the bulk of their earnings. So she decided very early on to exit some of their old media businesses and shift money into new media. I'm so on the one hand that is this online ads business. And on the other hand that's investments in properties, such as business insider, the US news sites which they bought in twenty fifteen and setting up a joint venture to launch political Europe, in Brussels, most change, what are the main shareholders wants take the company private? And what are the terms of the deal will there's been sort of falling out of love between management and shareholders in particular over the past year management, especially CEO matere Turner feels that Springer needs to invest invest, invest in the titular to show up the companies. Wrong position in the online business. And what has happened is that over the past year in particular, it had to downgrade its guidance largely because of the need for more investment. And so that's not on the management board. And clearly also either spring out of founder's widow who owns more than forty percent of the company's. Still, they feel that the company is at a stage where it needs to invest, where needs trade sort of short term earnings for long term prospects and shareholders just don't seem to be willing to go along with that. And that really is sort of Reuss of the idea to take spring a private and to do that. Feeder, Springer's widow and Mr. depth no who himself owns two point eight percent of the company have teamed up with KKR and they are offering shareholders, sixty three euros a share which is a forty percent premium to the undisturbed share price. But it's still quite substantially below where the share was only last year. So is this a? Good deal for the minority shareholders, who are going to be both out. Well, it was an interesting statement that came out of extra Springer on the day that the author was sort of finally made public and confirmed on the very same day they issued a pretty hefty profit warning. And so, basically the message to shareholders walls, whatever you think of this price that we're offering you, if you don't take it, you info quite a bumpy ride, because the company will prioritize investment over short term profit and over reliably raising the dividend, and these kinds of things that shareholders, like so probably the message to shareholders at least it's been it's not gonna get any better for you. If this deal doesn't go through. So Arash why would you know, big, shiny US private equity group like take care? Be interested in paying a premium to help the company take yourself by that. Well, there's a couple of dynamics at play. I mean first of all, kick yards a very big European presence. So they're already on the continent throw in the fact that actual Springer and build. In particular, come with a lot of social capital in the sense that you're playing with one of the most powerful and influential media companies in Europe and getting your hands on one of these prize, commodities is often very attractive for people if you think about the company's structure with free to stringer owning over forty percent of the company's control and Matisse dope. Never at their two and a half percent. The idea of ever really having a say in a company like this is a rare commodity. So if you're kick are, there's a couple of tractive reasons there now actual Springer has been thinking about this for some time, Amatya still who's the engineer of this whole transaction has been interviewing private equity firms over the last few months, I discovered in my reporting and selected KKR for a number of reasons. And so they are now teamed up and while importantly, the structure basically sees the kick AARP has to satisfy getting twenty percent of the minority shareholders. So if you think that free to spring controls about forty two percent Matisse stove close to three percent. They need to get to about sixty five percents delist the company, and so that's why the offer comes with the terms that says care, I need I about twenty. Sent a minimum of twenty percent of the shares out once the private care will still be a minority partner, but they will have influence and so on so forth and in the European private equity environment. There are very few deals where you can put a check of a billion euros. I work in one go. So this is quite attractive for a number of reasons and obviously, the main reason why company like KKR goes into bed with anyone is to make a ton of money for its shareholders. So that's principally the goal here. So speaking of making a ton of money what all the plans for the company beyond the deal will you got to imagine there's a couple of things going on. There's probably some structural changes to the company and its alignment and jobs, which will probably be better executed private and out of the headlines wants. It's private. We don't get to see what's happening. It's a lot harder comes a lot less transparent. Some of the difficult decisions that public markets, create for management will no longer be there. So that means the restructure structure, fire people that will happen outside the glare of the public eye. Maybe some of the dirtier work inside the portfolio of assets that isn't as nicely managed. Can be shut off in ways that again, don't get the same attraction and equally. If you want to make big bets on certain other businesses, you then have firepower and the ability to go for it without public markets judging the transactions. So you have to imagine that there is a plan for kick AR to basically bring firepower to the table for them to pursue transactions to then ultimately see them in maybe five years time returned to market at a big profit for everybody. So companies have traditionally preferred to raise cash from shareholders on the public markets toward extended this going into reverse. This is a bit of a unique situation. And in fact, Qiqihar has experienced doing this in Germany, where there's typically large foundation or large shareholder as the cornerstone investment care help, take a market research company called Jeff K private in Germany, similar structure almost the same playbook. Twenty percent added onto the deal to delist and to it that way. It's a different form of LB OBE leveraged by because you're not buying out the whole thing as majority partner, you're buying it as a minority part. But all the advantages of elbow exists, as long as you can work through the management structure, which you won't have as much influence over. So I don't think this is a major trend in terms of public private markets. I think it's unique to companies where there's a cornerstone investor with forty two percent sitting there and the options are limited. So this is kind of a unique structure almost German specific and a lot of ways and care has done it before. It's very specific to kick AR. So what are the big challenges for the company now is it getting the daily of the line, or is it taking what could be quite painful decisions once, that's all done? They probably have a plan for what they're going to do once. It's all done the hard part is getting across the line. So if you're kick AR union to make sure that twenty percent of the investors sign up to this the could play hardball with you. There's history of people like Elliott and some really clever investors going in enforcing railroading companies to pay more money in deals. There's a added complication, which is that there are heirs of the Springer family who also have roughly ten percent of the company axel. Vents Springer spends finger and Ariane Melanie Springer who have about ten percent combined now. My reporting suggests that it's not all hunky Dory on the family side and it's not like everyone's on the same page. I'm not saying it's like HBO show succession, but, you know, families are complicated in the politics within that is always tricky as we've seen in, in other media family like the Murdoch's. So the question is will these to put their ten percent in, because that already gets K are halfway there, or do they take the view that this is going to be, so profitable once they take it private and fix it up that they should stick around and that automatically add some complication because then it shortens lists, the view is they're going to ride the journey still and want to get rich off what happens. So they'll have to convince the other shareholders, this is a good deal. And that's the primary challenge right now families, plus money always equals drama. Right. And great headlines and headlines, she great for us. But Tobias how is this going down in Germany? How's it being viewed, this surprisingly little political reaction to this? I mean as the rash mentioned. Spring is hugely politically influential, all the perhaps, less with the Mackel government than with all the previous ones. I think it's in very much presented here as a move to shore up the sort of long term future of the group. It's been presented and also launch the scene. I think as a move in favor of sort of a long term view, rather than short-term pressure from the capital markets. And as we know that kind of discourse tends to go down quite well with the German public. So they're certainly been very little criticism of this deal. And I think there's also sort of expectation or hope that extra could use this window can use this freedom of being a private company to bulk up and protect itself against, for example, new competition from the likes of Google, which is pushing very hard into the market for online small ads. So I think this is a deal that is really metro little criticism from any corner him. That was Katie mountain. Compass markets editor, soaking Arash Markazi corporate finance deals editor and Tobias the Berlin correspondent, thanks for listening. Don't
ICYMI: Mo Rocca on his new Mobituaries podcast
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website. All from one powerful platform. Go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned, after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners. More Raka from CBS Sunday morning. Has a great new podcast. Mo- Bidu Aries. And we've got him here on talking tech to tell you all about it. I'm Jefferson Graham. Let's just jump in and hear from oh, I'm a long time fan, reader of obituaries and, you know, any good OBE. It writer will tell you that a good old. But it's really about the life of I am of a person rather than the death of a person on CBS Sunday morning. I've always loved profiling people. And it occurred to me that there were a lot of great people from the pass. It didn't get a proper sendoff and some that didn't get an e send-off at all. And so that this would would be the, the right vehicle. I guess as cold award is at is to, to, to profile the subjects that are interesting to me, you know, and, and like I said, there's a lot to choose from beyond von meter in TV brothers. You're doing Sammy Davis in who else? Meander falls, because when they died out, forty thousand years ago, there was no open at least not one that we could find now there might be a stone tablet, somewhere in the Levant where they were given you know, sort of a proper sendoff, but I don't I don't think so we couldn't find anything in our own search in the archives are in Lexis Nexis, which I think people still use. So this was this was important for us to do next season. This is something that I've always been interested in the black congressman of reconstruction, which I know sounds like a funk band, but it's this period right after the civil war when there are a number of African American men most of whom had been slaves, who end up serving in the United States Congress. So it's those little pockets that are, that are interesting to me as well as well as people like Audrey Hepburn Sammy Davis junior, who we hopefully all. Love and remember. But our I think are due, for sort of a new a reevaluation and you're still doing Sunday morning at the same time. Absolutely. I have a lot of stories in the works. They're going off tomorrow to go profile Angie Dickinson, which I'm really excited about. So I was watching old policewoman episodes last night, and I highly recommend getting your hands on a policewoman DVD. Yes, they still sell those DVD's. That is an listening to the DVD commentary. It is, you know, I don't listen to enough DVD commentaries in his hilarious listening to her reminisce about the show what, what will be up. So it'd be next week the third one, the one that's releasing this Thursday is forgotten forerunners, which may be on ongoing thing. I do the years have collected names of people who I call sort of the pioneers before the pioneers. So there's a woman named Elizabeth Jennings. An African American woman who almost exactly. Hundred years before Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was was was was asked to sat down on that on that boss, excuse me. Among Gumri, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings in New York was kicked off of a streetcar. And she ended up suing the railroad company that owned that streetcar. And she won and this is before the civil war, and led to the integration of New York's transportation system. And I mean it's a remarkable achievement and it's almost equally remarkable that we don't know her name. So this episode this Thursday, is about her about the African American man who played major league baseball, what passes the major leagues sixty four years before Jackie Robinson antibody woman who was the highest paid director in Hollywood during the silent era. So these are all names that I'm pretty sure you don't know. And but so it's this episode is our first where. Featuring people that you probably never heard of. 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New Round Of Tariffs Takes A Bigger Bite Of Consumers' Budget
"The price of stuff lots of stuff from canoes to floor lamps to bicycles went up literally overnight last night. In fact, the Trump administration raise tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of imported Chinese products. The US and China are in trade talks this week. But so far no deal. NPR's? Yuki Noguchi has the story. Jim Kittles family furniture business is operated throughout Indiana. For nearly nine decades started my grandfather's by father, what kinds of things do you carry on your shop floor that room biting OBE living room? Occasional table kills furniture. We'll have to reprise new shipments of all kinds of furniture from nightstands to love seats. The new tariffs increased from ten to twenty five percent raising the underlying cost of Chinese-made items. What percent of the stuff that you have on the floor. Would you say is affected by the tariff? I think about thirty percent but much of the remaining seventy percent of goods are also affected much like automobiles. Parts of those goods are produced offshore summit. China kills been through this before last September a ten percent tariff took effect back then kindle, and his Chinese suppliers agreed to absorb most of that the cost of consumers only increased three percent this time around his suppliers. Can't afford to do that a neither can kill or other retailers. The vendor is no longer going to be able to take any more. The retailer is not going to be able to absorb it. Because right now retailers are at best marginally profitable Furniture's, though, different. Existing tariffs are already making life more expensive. They've increased consumer costs by one point four billion dollars a month. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to date tariffs have largely affected raw materials, like chemicals and wooden beams used to make other products. New tariffs will affect a larger number of finished goods things consumers actually by like by. Nichols. Catherine. Russ is an economics professor at the university of California at Davis. She says the latest round of Taras will add another five hundred dollars a year in costs for the average American household, and that could grow President Trump has pledged to broadened tariffs even further to all Chinese imports, including big ticket items whence the tariff goes onto cell phones. I mean, then you're really going to see people scream determining sticker price will be a dilemma for Jim Kittle. How customers will react is not Kittles only worry Indiana's main industries include farming and carmakers those are dealing with retaliatory tariffs China imposed on American goods. So Kittles customers are already squeezed. If they don't have the money to buy tractors or probably not gonna buy furniture. That is indeed what's happening not far from one of Kittles stores in Lafayette, Indiana since China impose tariffs last fall. Former Brent bible has nowhere to sell his soybean and corn crops. And that's just got worse. Just in the last three days of trading. We've seen the price reduction that equates to about a fifty thousand dollar loss for us bible points out that he's also a consumer an increased tariffs on steel and aluminum have raised prices on tractors and farm equipment. He needs. We are buying those products at an increased price, and we're paying that tariff as a supplier and a consumer. He says tariffs are hitting him on both ends. You can Gucci NPR news Washington.
Talking Tech with Mo Rocca
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com with wicks you can use artificial design intelligence to create a stunning website right from your phone in five minutes or less. Just go to wicks dot com. That's W I X dot com and create your professional website today. More Rafa from CBS Sunday morning has a great new podcast mo- Bidu Aries, and we've got him here on talking tech to tell you all about it. I'm Jefferson Graham, let's just jump in and hear from oh, I'm a long time fan reader of of the chew Aries. And you know, any good OBE, it writer will tell you that a good. Oh, but it's really about the life of person of person rather than the death of a person on CBS Sunday morning. I've always loved profiling people, and it occurred to me that there were a lot of great people from the pass it didn't get a proper sendoff and some that didn't get an e sendoff at all. And so that this would would be the the right vehicle. I guess as cold award is at is to to to profile the subjects that are interesting to me, you know, and and like I said there's a lot to choose from beyond von meter in TV brothers. You're doing Sammy Davis in who else? Else meander falls because when they died out forty thousand years ago, there was no opet at least not one that we could find now there might be a stone tablet somewhere in the Levant where they were given you know, sort of a proper sendoff, but I don't I don't think so we couldn't find anything in our own search in the CBS archives are in Lexis Nexis, which I think people still use. So this was this was important for us to do next season. This is something that I've always been interested in. The black congressman of reconstruction, which I know sounds like a funk band, but it's his period right after the civil war when there are a number of African American men, most of whom had been slaves who end up serving in the United States Congress. So it's those little pockets that are that are interesting to me as well as well as people like Audrey Hepburn Sammy Davis junior who we hopefully all love and remember. But are I think are due for sort of a new a reevaluation in you're still doing Sunday morning at the same time? Absolutely. I have a lot of stories in the works. They're going off tomorrow to go profile Angie Dickinson, which I'm really excited about. So I was watching old policewoman episodes last night. And I highly recommend getting your hands on a policewoman DVD. Yes, they still sell those DVD's that is an listening to the DVD commentary. It is I don't listen to enough DVD commentaries in his hilarious listening to her. Reminisce about the show. What what will the episode be next week the third one the one that's releasing this Thursday is forgotten forerunners which may be on ongoing thing. I do the years have collected names of people who I call sort of the pioneers before the pioneers. So there's a woman named Elizabeth Jennings. An African American woman who almost exactly a hundred years before Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was was was was asked to the sat down on that on that boss, excuse me, among Gumri, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings in New York was kicked off of a streetcar. And she ended up suing the railroad company that owned that streetcar and she won and this is before the civil war, and it led to the integration of New York's transportation system, and I mean, it's a remarkable achievement. And it's almost equally remarkable that we don't know her name. So this the episode this Thursday is about her about the African American man who played major league baseball. What passes the major leagues sixty four years before Jackie Robinson, antibody woman who was the highest paid director in Hollywood during the silent era. So these are all names that I'm pretty sure you don't know. And but it's it this episode is our first where we're featuring people. The you probably never heard of. Okay in that new episode every Thursday. But right. It's correct. Thanks, morocco. For joining us on talking tech. You can find mobility Aries. And of course, talking tech where ever you listen to great online audio please rate and review our shows. And thanks everyone for listening. Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. When you're ready to get your website up and running you want to be able to do it quickly and efficiently and wicks dot com has got you covered. They developed artificial design intelligence that creates a stunning website for you with wicks, you can create your own professional website right from your phone, which means you can open your own online store portfolio or blog wherever you are. How's that for efficient? Just go to wicks dot com. Decide what you need a website for pick your style at your own images link your social accounts and just like that your website is ready. 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