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"And so then we finally made it back to D.C. and to do our seven-day quarantine, self-quarantine or whatever. And the entire time we were we we had developed some sort of cold, I think, because we some of we had fevers and we did have some COVID symptoms, but we were testing every day ourselves. And at the time, they had just barely dropped the requirement to do two PCR tests. But we went ahead and did our own PCR test two days before we left. And that was negative as well. And then we went and did the PCR test at state and then at that showed up negative as well. And we were just like so astounded that things kept showing up negative because we're like, we're sure we have COVID. We're sure. And then we made it to China and we came straight to our apartment and there was no quarantine. And they didn't test us when we got here. Yeah, because we were on the we were on the very first flight to China that did not have a quarantine. We arrived at like 12 something a.m. on the day that they ended that required 21 day quarantine thing. So that was pretty amazing. I agree. Exhausting, though, that trip was. We, you know, I think you remember probably we had the the charter flight and then like, what, three stops along the way and then the other stop from Beijing to Guangzhou. And my husband, the good soul that he is, offered to carry one of the diplomatic pouches. And so we had to show up three hours early to the airport so he could get instruction on that. And so end to end, our flight was over 40 hours long and we were just wiped by the end. It was a rough flight plan. That is a baptism five fire, as they say, a crazy introduction to the Foreign Service, you know, first post 40 hour trip. And then you still end up in a place that's like metropolitan and all that kind of thing. You're not like ending up in like truly the middle of nowhere. So when you were on your way here, we know that the drama was high. Did you have kind of a vision for who you'd be when you got here? Did you say, I'm going to be this person, I'm creating myself, this is my day, this is who I'm going to be? No, I don't know if I've ever had a real good vision of who I want to be or what is going to come next. But there's been a lot of encouragement at this post to apply for and to work at the consulate. And so I've wavered back and forth over if I wanted to do that. Even before I got here, there was the main CLO was leaving and they're like, apply for this position. And I was like, I don't even know, like if I want to work or like what life is going to be like, give me a second to acclimate and then I'll decide. But even after a few months of acclimation, I still was wavering back and forth on whether I wanted to work or stay home. My youngest just started kindergarten this year. And so that was kind of a push for me to realize how long I've been out of the workforce and to realize that I need to start working on my resume again. I guess I just realized that while it was really fun, it was really good being home with my kids. I wish I had kept little things, I guess, going on my resume and that I had kept my toe, I guess, in the workforce a little bit more because it's hard. It'll be a big transition. Yeah, it's a big transition. And you just come in looking different, I guess, when you haven't been in the professional world for so long. Well, and that's the classic problem for EFMs, right? It's how do you explain gaps on your resume, quote unquote? It's not something that hiring people ever want to see and yet it's impossible to not have a life like that. I mean, you had chosen that life originally, but it's common for everybody whether or not they went into this thinking, yeah, that's what I want to do or this is just this is what has happened to me both ways. Absolutely. You have gaps. Your first two were EFMs. Did you get a chance to meet other new EFMs when you guys were in training in DC or was it still kind of a online kind of version of training at that point? It was a hybrid, actually. So Scott was able to be home two or three days a week and went into FSI two or three days a week. But there was a WeChat group that was all the EFMs of Scott's A100 class. And at the time, his A100 class was the largest ever. I think there was like 100 people in it. It was huge. And there was one EFM on there that was just really a go getter. And immediately, as soon as we got there, she scheduled an EFM coffee at her house or her apartment and just me and one other EFM showed up and us three ended up being very close. And we shared so many wonderful experiences with each other over the six months that we were there. She ended up leaving to Mexico City a couple of months after us. And then the third friend just barely, like last week, got to Frankfurt. Wow. It's funny how the time in training is different for everybody. So do you think that your experience as an EFM is similar to theirs or do they have kind of a different career journey and experience with uprooting than you do? I think that their experiences are quite different. The go getter friend, her name is Mina. She also has a background in education like I do. And she is a teacher and she's taught on and off for the last several years. But as soon as she got to Mexico City, I think she applied for a consular EPAP job. And I think that she is waiting on her clearance for that and is going to be doing that. And then the other friend, Clara, that just got to Frankfurt. She was a nurse for several years and then was discovering, at the time that I met her, was kind of discovering what it's like to be an at home mom. And it was kind of a hard transition for her to not be working. So you had both extremes there and you're in the middle. And I was kind of in the middle and Clara didn't know what she was going to do with her nursing experience going overseas. And so she actually ended up applying for the professional development scholarship, I think it's called. Professional development fellowship. And is now getting her master's degree in public health. Since you got here to Guangzhou, you've been integrating yourself into the community. You've become one of the old timers almost because there was such a huge transition time over the summer. And you've been working with us on Available Worldwide. How has that been? Like, what is your experience with taking up kind of a volunteer role outside of the consulate? It's been really exciting for me. I feel like it's so far been a really good fit for kind of the work life balance as well as getting back into the professional world. I guess that I'm able to dip my toes back in, kind of work on my own schedule and get some experience in a field, an area that I have no prior experience in, but I'm learning as I go. And it's been a really great experience to kind of have you and Steph holding my hand a little bit as I go along. So what's your workflow like? Do you save everything up and do it all for a couple of hours one day or do you spread it out throughout the week? Or what does it look like? So far, I've been spreading it out throughout the week. I usually just work on one thing at a time. But I do have a vacation coming up, so I know I need to schedule some things beforehand and get a little bit ahead of schedule, which is hard for me to do because I procrastinate till I have to do it type of person. And so to have a little more discipline than that is not my forte, but eventually I'm going to get there. I'm with you on that one. So how are you learning as you go? Is it just trial and error or what are your recommendations for people who are trying to experiment with new career skills? I guess for me, finding somebody who believes in me has been really nice because you and Steph have been very encouraging and have helped me to feel confident, even though I have no experience in this field. That's what happens when you do a good job. And so I started out just basically copying the structure that you guys had and the posts that you guys did and just kind of doing the exact same. And I've allowed myself a few liberties here and there as I'm getting more comfortable. And I hope to be able to get more comfortable, I guess. And to do things that are even more different, I suppose. Excellent. Well, we're all about the creativity. We're really excited to have you. It's been both an extreme weight off our shoulders, but also just fun to introduce a third person to our team to give us feedback on things that we didn't know about. Maybe like, for example, in this process of interviewing today, it's good to have somebody on the team who it's fresh and new to because you're going to be able to tell us later, this is what I thought of that experience. So we'll really be able to change the way we do it for other people in the future potentially. And also just having kind of a new person feedback. Both Steph and I have been around, you know, for more than 10 years in the Foreign Service. And, you know, maybe we're jaded about how things work or we already assume that everybody knows how this and such works. But having a person who is so fresh and new has really helped us remember, oh, yeah, that was really hard to start up in the first place. As we wrap up today, Mackenzie, you're probably shocked that we're already near the end. But what was your favorite part of this interview? I love telling the story of how we joined the Foreign Service. Just the serendipitousness, I don't know if that's a word, the serendipity of it all was so fun that it all just fell into place. And it just is so fun to share that with everybody, I suppose. I agree. That was probably my favorite part of the story, too. And I had never heard it from you, so I don't know what I was missing out on. How come I didn't hear that story before? Well, Mackenzie, again, I'm so glad that you're part of our team. And I want everybody else in the available worldwide universe to know you're here. So if they have initiatives they want to take up as far as using our social media platform or using our podcast platform to promote something that they're working on or some business that they're working with or just to be a candidate for an interview on our show, then they have not just Steph and I to reach out to, but they can also talk with you as far as if they have a graphic or something that needs to be put together. All three of us are working together now. We're also planning on expanding our team for a few other initiatives that are coming out in the next few months. So if there are things that anybody wants to do or skills that you have that you think would serve EFM career development, then now is the time to contact Steph and I, because there are a lot of exciting things happening, some of which are happening this month. So we're unveiling some new things in October, and I hope that they will become a great service for all EFMs around the world. So thanks again for coming, Mackenzie, and best of luck, as I usually say, in growing your career skills and making, I have to say, you know, our podcast the best podcast on the Internet. Thank you so much. I am having a great time doing it.
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"Such a unique experience, too, that we were able to do that for so many years before even the pandemic, too. Yeah, that's like a throwback to pioneer times. You know, you get to have lunch together and dinner and breakfast, you know, spend all sorts of time, take a break in the middle of the day and you're like, my family is still here. Right. And if there is any, like, quote unquote, emergencies with children, like blowouts or whatnot, I was able to just be like, hey, Scott, do you have a minute? Come help me out. And he would be able to help me out a lot of the time if he wasn't in a meeting or whatever. Sweet. So you guys were leading up to this life for a while. In that time, what did you imagine that Foreign Service life would be like for you? Did you think, you know, tea and cookies? What was the what was the vision? So my in-laws joined the Foreign Service when Scott was 10 years old and their first post was in Delhi. And so my mother-in-law had talked a lot about the difficulty of that post. I think it was in 99 that they were there. And so she has some old journal entries just about how the culture shock hit her, which she had grown up overseas and moving around as well. And so the fact that it hit her so hard was interesting to me. So you thought that you also you thought you might also have that kind of sense of getting smacked in the face by the culture once you arrived? Right, exactly. And my family was really worried about me going overseas just because I grew up in Utah and that's pretty much all I ever knew. We lived in Texas for like a year and a half. But other than that, I've always lived in Utah. And so my worldview was quite small and my family just was worried about how hard the culture shock would hit me and whatnot. But we have been so pleasantly surprised with this post. We obviously were expecting a different story than what we ended up with, because when we signed up to come to Guangzhou, it was last fall. I mean, you were here, everybody was in lockdowns and the news was changing every day about how intense the lockdowns were in some places and all the testing you had to do even to go to the grocery store. And they weren't sure when those lockdowns would let up or if COVID-0 would ever end. And so we were mentally preparing for all of that. And then the weeks leading up to us coming was in December of 2022. And all of a sudden, the Chinese government was like, OK, we were quarantining people last week and tragedies were happening. But this week we are done and you don't have to quarantine anymore at all when you come into the country. So I was actually coming back at the same exact time as you because we had just left Guangzhou for our very first trip out of China in three years at around Thanksgiving of 2022. So we were also in America thinking about all those kinds of, oh, we have to go back in quarantine, we got to prepare, go shopping for 21 days of snacks and I better make sure I bring some hot sauce with me. Is that kind of what you guys were doing when you were leading up to the trip? Absolutely. We were preparing all the snacks, worried about what our kids would be able to eat or what they would eat.
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"So we put all of our stuff in storage, just like we were planning on doing originally, and we took off and we traveled. We are from Utah, so we went south all the way down to Arizona and through New Mexico, all the way to Texas. And then we drove all along the entire coast down to Key West and then we came back through like mid-continent because my sister lives in Arkansas. And then we took a little break and we headed out to California and we did an entire coast along Highway 1, I think it's called the Pacific Coast Highway, and went all the way up California. And we saw, I think, we went through, I think, 25 national parks. And so that was just a really cool experience. But it was Memorial Day at that point. It was coming up on Memorial Day and we were just getting tired of the travel. It was really fun, but we were just getting tired. So we actually cut our trip short and we were going to head up to Washington and Olympic National Park and all those. But we just decided we needed to cool off again for a little while. And so we headed home. We celebrated Memorial Day and then the following Tuesday, Scott sat down and got down to work on starting to apply for jobs. We're like, OK, we need to get back to real life and this is how we're going to do it. So he spent all day applying for jobs and then we woke up the next morning to an email saying, would you like to join the State Department? Wow. So we said, yes, please. This is good timing. And I think about six weeks later, Scott headed out to D.C. and I joined him a couple of weeks after that and the rest is history. So kind of fell into our lap, really good timing. That timing thing, that's a miracle story as far as timing goes. I'm used to having people be like, oh, we had to make this horrible decision. Do we do this? Do we do that? Was I going to lose ten thousand dollars? You're like, no, every time we made a decision the next day, it was confirmed. That's cool. So on that trip, what do you think if, you know, all of us are out here and we're like, oh, we've got home leave in America. Let's go see some national parks. Let's go do some touristing. What kind of what are your recommendations, highlights from the trip? Oh, goodness. We loved seeing caves. The caves in New Mexico were really cool. Something caverns national. That one was really cool. And then in New Mexico, there's also White Sands National Park, which is really cool because it's like the middle of summer and you drive in and it looks like a snowy landscape, but it's warm. We also really we loved when we got up to the redwoods. Oh, my goodness. So beautiful. And we really wish we had been able to continue up into Washington state because I think the life there, like I said about me loving plants, the life and the greenery there is just abundant. And I am sad we didn't get to see more of that. Well, that is the thing to save for your next home leave, I guess. Exactly. And there's, I think, two or three national parks up in Washington state that we would love to hit up. So in this time before you guys started your trip, before you made that decision and Scott was still working remotely, who were you before the Foreign Service? Like what was your what was your life like? I was staying home with my kids for I was home with my kids for the past seven years. And it was such a cool experience, actually, that he was working from home and I was home with my kids and we just got to spend so much time together.
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"So Mackenzie, as you know, given that you've listened to pretty much all of our back catalog, we always start with a few quickfire questions. So where are you now and who is there with you? We are in Guangzhou, China. This is our first tour and I'm here with my husband, Scott, who is in IMS and my two kids, Ria, who is six, and Tucker, who is five, and our little dog, Macy. Oh, I love little dogs. So other than taking care of kids and taking care of little dogs, taking care of spouses, what do you do for fun? What are your hobbies? One of my favorite things is taking care of plants as well. So well, you know, every time you come to a new post, you don't have any plants, you can't take your plants with you. So as soon as I got here, I started asking for plants and the community was generous, including one named Lauren Steve. And I've built up my plant collection and one of my tricks for that was when everybody was leaving over the summer, I put out a blast to the entire community and just said, anybody leaving, I'm ready to adopt your plants. And it's been so fun watching my plants grow and seeing new leaves and it just brings my heart to joy. So I guess there's a little spoiler there. Mackenzie and I are at the same post. Before I get to my last question for her, I will say that I have acquired the same jungle of plants in the same exact way. As everybody leaves, I've been like, I will adopt your plant, I'll give it a new home after the summer is over. So that's kind of a joy in my life too. So Mackenzie, to round us off, what's your spirit animal? My spirit animal is an elephant. Ever since I was very young, I have always just loved kind of the matriarchy of elephants and their family structures and just something I can really relate to. Cool. So obviously we have met each other in real life and you're working now with us on Available Worldwide. So we have a lot of things we know about each other. So it's going to be hard for me to dig out some questions that I don't already know about you, but I'm going to try. So I guess the first one is kind of how did you get into the Foreign Service life? Was this a goal that you and your partner had from the beginning of knowing each other or was it kind of an unexpected twist in the rest of your story? So my husband Scott actually grew up in the Foreign Service. His dad was an RMO for several years. And so when my parents found out that he liked the whole overseas lifestyle, they were definitely worried about that possibility of us disappearing overseas. It didn't come to fruition for the first several years of our marriage. We had other things going on and other goals that were our priority. But then a couple of years ago, we were just feeling like we were really at a stalemate with my husband's career and he went ahead and applied. And as you know, it takes forever for every little process to come through. And so at the time when he applied, we were really ready to like move on to the next thing. But it just was taking time and we were waiting patiently. And it came to a point where we knew we had passed all of our medical clearances and he was on the register and we were just waiting for that call. And the previous year, my husband has been working remotely for the past several years since like 2016. And so we kind of knew that with his job remotely, we could live wherever we wanted to. So we were exploring all these different places all over the United States that we could live and just not knowing what our next step was. So a few, let's see, in about January, February of 2022, nope, yep, 2022, we decided that we were sick of waiting around and we decided we were just going to sell our house and take a road trip and my husband was going to just quit his job. And we were just going to start from scratch, basically. So that's what we did. We got under contract at the beginning of February and then two weeks later, my husband was actually laid off. Oh, wow. And so we're like, well... Your nurse was telling you it's time to start something new. Exactly. We're like, well, at least we won't have a mortgage. And we got a little bit of severance and we were able to go on our road trip.
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"It would really be very humbling to not have a lot of that, let's say, at a job at post. I was lucky in that there happened to be an EPAP position that I did apply for, I interviewed, and I eventually got it. That worked out well for me. I'm still waiting on the security clearance, but I was not banking on an EPAP job because my understanding was it's not always available at each post, and sometimes the cycles just don't work with when you're physically there. But then I heard about FERS, the Federal Employment Retirement System, and that EFMs, if they meet a certain hiring mechanism criteria under family employment, for FAM, family appointed employment, I believe, at post, you're entitled to not only all these retirement benefits, you get a pension, you get all these health benefits, you can get survivor benefits. When I saw pension, I was like, oh, this is interesting because that is completely non-existent in the private sector. I know for a fact the annuity from the pension by the time my spouse and I retire, it's not going to be a lot of money each month, but that's something. That completely changed my calculus and my views of the benefits of employment at post, that you get all these benefits, you can continue work experience. It's going to be very different work experience, but you know what? Experience is experience. I truly believe that. A lot of jobs may not be ideal in your mind, but there's always something to learn. I always have believed that. When I realized all this, I was like, I can't be the only EFM that had these assumptions and had no idea about all these different benefits. I just had no idea. I said, why not create an event educating other EFMs at post around this? What was great was I then collaborated with another EFM here who is close to her retirement and her spouse's retirement. She has all this incredible knowledge that she's accumulated through many different tours already. She created this incredible, what she called employment notebook that has all this guidance basically on how to track your employment history, how to get your SF 50 and advice on how do you read a pay stub and statement because that's apparently a responsibility on the employee of state department. You have to track your own pay statements. You don't want to get overpaid or something and have them chase you down 10 years later for some random overpayment. Exactly. You want to make sure your creditable service is also being recorded so that you can get those retirement benefits down the line. Especially if you're working on an hourly basis instead of a monthly basis because those hours, they're nitpicky about that. Yeah, because that's all going to count. If you're off by like an hour, I mean, damn. Don't be in that situation. Don't get close to retirement and you're off a few hours. That would just be horrible. We put together this event. The Consul General agreed to host it and his wife also helped us coordinate the event. The Consul General even showed up and said a few remarks to support the EFM community. It was, I think, a knockout success. I think a lot of the participants there were very grateful for it, learned a lot. I think it also inspired them to reconsider employment at post too. They just didn't know this was available to them. In that sense, it was a huge success. I'm very proud of what we did. And it would be, I think, a really cool event to replicate at other posts too. It's really great information. Is it possible for you guys to make some of these resources available to listeners of Available Worldwide so that if they wanted to do something similar, host an event or do it particular to their posts, they would be able to? I don't see why not. I would say that one of the next steps we were hoping or kind of a follow-on we were hoping for this event was to potentially share maybe with other clothes or starting with Mexico City in particular, with the EFM employment team there, what we did and what our lessons learned were. We even had a survey that we sent to participants to get their feedback on the event and what else they want to see, what other support and resources they need when it comes to career and professional development planning. It's top of mind, just haven't gone through with it, but we would love to make it available to as many of them as possible. I think one of the hardest things about initiatives like this is follow-through, and especially when people transfer posts, whether the enthusiasm is going to be replicated in future leaders of this or who is going to take on the responsibility. As a professional project manager and professional changemaker in organizations, what are your recommendations? Say you did something great at post and you are really proud of this new professional community or the resource that you created, how do you make sure that that gets transferred on and still adopted by somebody in the future? It's the question. It's one of the biggest challenges that I constantly grapple with with my own clients. Let's say from consultant speak, I would say this is an opportunity to really strengthen an organization's knowledge management capabilities. It's about retaining, recording, sharing, and developing a real culture of sharing information and knowledge and ensuring that knowledge is not kept or stored away in a secret compartment. It's really about ensuring that knowledge is diffuse, it's accessible, and it can be built on. It's one of those things where I've always believed, and this is something that I apply and try to instill in the projects I used to manage, that even though this was, let's say, an EFM event, I don't think it's just an EFM event. If we really wanted to, let's say, develop that knowledge management muscle, really incorporate a culture of sharing, really into the DNA of an organization, those lessons learned, that event and what we wanted to achieve and what we accomplished and what we could improve upon, for example, that should be shared with the wider community. Let's say we could involve the CLO and that could be adapted into, let's say, the weekly senior staff meeting, for example, because I personally believe that a lot of what happens at, let's say, the ground level or maybe in an area that maybe you think is kind of irrelevant to you, that's not true. I think these kinds of events, a lot of other divisions or teams at, let's say, any consulate or embassy, they could learn from too, because ultimately, the purpose of this event was to showcase resources, information, and support for a group of people. I think any team could benefit from that. Any division can benefit from that. It's the techniques and the tools that any leader, any manager, any practitioner at any level can benefit from. When you transform your organization to think much more holistically like that, I think that's when you can achieve a lot more success as an organization and achieve your mission. Really hard to do, though. That is so hard to do and that's why I had a job, because it's so difficult and a lot of organizations struggle with it, for sure. It's hard to do. If I were in leadership, that's how I would encourage whoever do these kinds of events, share it with the broader community, make sure it's really retained, that more people know about it. Truthfully, let's be clear, how many of us at POST hear about something not because we read it in something on SharePoint or in a clone newsletter? It's nothing to do with that. It's like maybe that one locally employed staff who has been here for five years, who's like, oh, yeah, I remember five years ago, there was some EFN event. Maybe you should do that. That's how memory works. That's how information is shared. What we need to do is just formalize that a little more. That would be ideal. That's how it works. I've learned so much just by people going, oh, yeah, we did that few years ago. I don't know what happened to it, but I remember that. That's how it works. I love that idea of diffusing the memory because a lot of times we share things with each other in one-to-one contacts and we don't share them in ways that enable other people to be able to access them later. Or if somebody is removed from that one-to-one communication, then where did that memory go? I'm definitely excited about the possibilities of sharing this information, especially the stuff that you've created for this event and making it accessible to anybody. That way they will have it, you will have it, we all have it, and it will be something that could found other similar initiatives in the future. Now that you're at Post, you've been there, I think it was like one year, it sounds like. What are the next steps? It sounds like that EPEP is, you know, fingers crossed, going to get the clearance through soon, but you're probably already bidding for next year, aren't you? That's right. Yeah, we already have our next assignment. Okay. So will the next assignment be a place where you're able to return to your past career or are you going to have to find and explore new possibilities? Yeah. In fact, the former, because we are going back to Washington, DC. So, okay. In fact, my supervisor was like, you can have your old job back. We can't wait to see you. That's brilliant. Okay. Well, there is an EFM career success story. Thank you. Yeah. It's having a job on hold. Yeah. But I will say though, I've learned a lot about through this career employment journey that I've been on as an EFM. And I will say that even though I will have the opportunity to go back to my old job, I have learned at this point, that's always just good to have options available to you as an EFM. You just, you never know what's going to happen in the future. We have no idea what our next post is going to be. Truthfully, while I've really liked my career to date, I've learned so much. I really like working in the private sector before kind of public mission oriented clients. I think that combines a lot of my interests. The best of both worlds. The best of both worlds. Exactly. So yeah, I work hard on projects that I think are for the public good and that really motivates me, but I get paid a lot to do it. So yeah, it's great. I do believe though that by going back to DC, for any other EFMs out there who are maybe not terribly excited about a DC tour or they are and they can't wait to get back, the DC tour does give you an opportunity to think very, I think very critically about trying to get maybe a civil service job that you can convert into a DEDO down the line. That is what I'm thinking about and that would be my ideal kind of scenario by the time we leave for our next assignment after DC. But again, I think you have to be proactive. You have to think ahead. You cannot assume whatever job you have now, you will be able to keep. You have to assume that you may end up at a post where there are very few EFM jobs at post. You don't want to kick yourself saying like, if only I could have gotten that DEDO when I had that chance. You don't want those kinds of regrets and just keep your options open. And if anything, just going through that process of applying to civil service jobs or even federal contractor jobs. I did recently hear by the way that personal service contracts, personal, yes, PSC contracts are now DEDO eligible. So I think there's a new cable on that. So that opens up more possibilities. So you can have maybe truly a portable career wherever your spouse goes. So that is top of mind for me. And while I will say it's been wonderful, I've had learned a lot and it's been nice to spend a lot of time with my daughter. I think having an opportunity to go back to work, to have something of my own that I want to be a role model for my daughter too. Especially in this day and age, there are so many more opportunities to do some sort of paid work, whatever that is to you. I recall when I was growing up, my mom had to give up her job and her career. And especially because my father worked for a private company, yes, they would sponsor his work visa and our ability to live in a country, but the company's not going to give a job to my mom. So that's a huge advantage of the government sponsored missions that they actually provide an opportunity for EFMs to get work at post. That is really unique and a good opportunity to take advantage of. That's not available to, let's say, expat spouses. They don't have that kind of opportunity. But I do see this as my foundation building tour. So once I have all these in place, I've got the approvals, I have the experience, I have it on my resume. I think that's just set me up more for success at each post down the line. And that's what's helping me get through all of it. It's a really great way to look at it because I think a lot of people in their first tour get career stress and it puts such a strain on this choice that they've made to start the foreign service life. Spousal stress, family stress, stress with back home. And because you are setting up this plan of two or three different ways that you can potentially turn your career interests into a career that will be able to come with you, you're making a long-term plan and not just a panic plan because you're in first tour or whatever. My own first tour, I took on a PSC and at the time there was no benefits offered with a PSC. So it was a really great career move as far as pulling me into public service, but I didn't understand how these kinds of things fit together. Retirement plans and other kinds of benefits. I had always worked in academia before, so all of that came with it. It was a totally new and very unproductive as far as long-term goals go job because I didn't know. There was nothing in my mind that said, oh, this is how you're going to need to work through the steps in order to make a future career for yourself. And it actually took me, I think, three tours before I started to concretize all the various parts of me that could become portable and start the business that I now run today. You've given current and future EFMs a lot of great advice. You're going to give us some great resources that we'll host on our website. Is there anything else I should have asked you? No, I thought this was a really great conversation, excellent questions, and I hope someone out there will be able to learn from my experience. It may seem like a lot has happened in my life, so in my one year officially at post, and it may not seem very easy, and I think some people may listen to this going, I don't know why I'd subject myself to everything that Kavanaugh did. That just seems so painful. Why? Each to his own, but I would say in the end, I think in the end, there's no regrets. I think we made the right decision. We're really happy here. The Foreign Service has been, it's just an incredible experience, right? There's just nothing like it. And I think, especially as a family, this is just an amazing adventure. But frankly, I will say that just navigating the US government bureaucracy, all the different options available to you, trying to reach out to somebody who knows something and can help you, it's a maze. It's through it and figure it out. I think anyone can. It takes some time. It takes maybe some practice, some confidence. And maybe that's the difference for me, where as a first-tour EFM, personally, I don't think that's a label that should hold anybody back. If you want to start something, if you want to do something, as long as that doesn't violate the law, policy, or procedure, what's stopping you? You can be a leader in your own community in any way you want to be. This idea that, oh, you're just the EFM, that's so blatantly untrue. And sometimes I feel at EFMs, we have internalized that, unfortunately. But we have so much to offer. We have so much life experience. And I just never thought that being the EFM or being a first-tour EFM especially, that should stop me from doing something that I thought would help the community. I've used a lot of the skills I've learned over my career to apply to my current situation, to do the research, do the work, to do the outreach, to help others. That's what motivates me. It's what I like to do. It gets me out of bed every morning. But I do feel if more EFMs support each other, help each other, regardless of whether we've done five tours or this is our first, we all have something to learn from each other. And the rest of the community as well has a lot to learn from us. There's really if anyone's looking for trying to develop an EFM support group or trying to navigate your own career, trying to figure this whole thing out, you have help, you have support, you can do it. Absolutely. I have no doubt about that. Thanks so much for being on the show today, Kavanagh. It's been great talking with you. Thank you so much, Laura. I totally thought at the end there, you were going to say the exact opposite, that even though it seems like my life has gone so well in my first year, just a caveat, you can do it too. I am not a superwoman. I thought that's where you were going to go. And you're like, no, it's been rough. I'm like, wow. What I heard was it's been empowered and driven and really amazing to have done all that in one year. So two different sides of the same story. Thanks for listening to this episode of Available Worldwide, the podcast that introduces you to the partners of the American Foreign Service who are creating portable careers. If any of the stories you've heard today inspired you to share your story, or made you think of someone you'd like us to interview, please visit our Facebook page to apply or nominate a friend. Visit us at facebook.com slash available worldwide podcast. 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"Welcome to Available Worldwide, the podcast by, for, and about the accompanying partners of the U.S. Foreign Service. Little did you know that responding to a post on Facebook was going to get you invited to be on the podcast itself. I thought that was a very clever hook, so I am very impressed. Okay, so you feeling warmed up? Yeah, that's great. This is Lauren Steed, and I'm here today with Kavanagh, who is currently posted in, I believe, Monterrey, Mexico. Is that correct? That's correct. And I invited her here today because she's done a lot of work recently helping support EFM careers in her community, and she has her own career journey that has been just as crazy, I think, as all of the career journeys I've heard about on Available Worldwide. So I'm really excited to talk to her today. Kavanagh, we start our episodes with what we call quick-fire questions. So I'm going to ask you three questions. You answer them in, you know, three to ten words, and we'll get started. So first off, I already kind of spoiled this one, but where are you currently located and who's there with you? I am here in Monterrey, Mexico, and with my spouse, who's a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, and my 17-month-old daughter. Wow. So daughter while posted to Mexico or prior to? We moved here. She was only four months old. Probably baby puts a big crimp in this question, but do you consider yourself a night owl or an early bird? Even with a young toddler now, I still consider myself a morning person. Okay. Well, good. That is definitely what toddlers prefer as well. Do you have a superpower? This is Steph's favorite question, and it's kind of one of the themes of Available Worldwide. What is it that helps you succeed in life? I would say my superpower is that I'm pretty action-oriented. I have an ability to convert ideas into actions, which I think can be an understated skill set, but I think that's been an important part of my success today, career and personal. No wonder you worked in project management then. We'll get to that later. I was excited to read your bio because one of the things you mentioned is that you two grew up in this kind of itinerant lifestyle of moving around a lot. Do you have cherished childhood memories of that, or was it traumatic? All of us parents are afraid it is. Yeah. That's the thing, right? I think every experience is different for every person, for every child. It can be very difficult to move around and leave your friends and move to different countries, but I think precisely because I was young and that was what I was used to so early on, it was a really fantastic experience for me. I wouldn't change it for the world. We lived in countries, mostly in Asia because of my father's job. I lived in Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. These are amazing countries to grow up in. You meet people from all over the world. I went to international schools and I'm still really good friends with all the people I graduated high school from. I know it can be hard. It's not for everybody, but I personally really loved living in different countries. That's why I'm really excited that my own daughter will have that opportunity to be, I guess, a third culture kid, as they say. What's the longest you've ever lived in one place? Well, I would say at this point, maybe it's dating me, but probably Washington, D.C. After I graduated from college, I moved to D.C. to start my career and stayed there, lived there until my husband joined the Foreign Service, so we moved to Monterrey. That has actually been the longest so far in my life. I was calculating it out for myself recently and I realized that now that I've hit the three-year point at this house that I live in in China, this is actually the longest I've lived in one place since before I graduated high school. That's amazing, yeah. When you really think about it, it's kind of incredible, right? It's a little bit horrifying, I guess, too, but it is exciting, I agree. I'm looking forward to my children's opinions on TCK life as well. Has living in Monterrey and having an infant affected your sense of self? I know a lot of EFMs are like, I was really career-oriented until I got married to my partner and now I'm in a place where everything is redefined. How has that transition worked out for you from independent person in D.C. to now? It's the question, right? For me personally, I became a mom and an EFM and kind of a stay-at-home mom all at the same time, so a lot of change happened for me very quickly. I think that while it was not easy to go through a lot of that significant change going from, like you said, I was very extensively involved with my employer, I led initiatives, I worked on business development, I did tons of client projects, so that was a lot of my life. Then all of a sudden have this little person consume everything in my whole life, my attention, that it's an extraordinary experience to become a parent, but it's very difficult. It can be very challenging for sure. Here in Monterrey, I was enabled to actually convert my job into a telework arrangement for many reasons that I'm sure a lot of your listeners can really relate to. What I thought was an opportunity after my maternity leave to go back to work, I wasn't able to do that. That has also been another adjustment for me. I'm taking on a lot of change and I'm losing identities I've had, but I've also gained new ones. That's a way to help me, that motivates me to grow through this lifestyle we've signed up for. I also say a lot has happened in this past year alone, but I wouldn't change it for anything. I think while Monterrey is a soft landing into the Foreign Service, as they say, I'm grateful for that too, because I think it's allowed me to adjust to a new identity. That's allowed me to become a lot more familiarized with EFM employment and getting to know other EFMs at post, for example, even getting to make local friends. I don't think I would have had any of that opportunity if I was working full time because I had a very busy schedule. That would have continued, I think, even teleworking from a different country. In the end, I think keep a positive attitude. There's always going to be challenges and difficulty, but those are not permanent phases of your life. The change is always going to be a constant. That is always a given. Once I embrace that attitude, I embrace that idea. That, I think, has helped me a lot, become a lot more resilient, become a lot happier with all this change and what we signed up for. If you find your community, whether online or in person, that helps a lot too. It's definitely been a journey and in some ways, it's only just started, which is kind of crazy. Well, I am curious. What is it that you were doing in your professional career before you made all these transitions? I think that will really help illuminate what your story is. Yeah. I was a management consultant for a very large multinational corporation. I won't name the company, although if I do, everybody would know it. I will just say it's very well known. It's precisely because it has a presence in so many different countries, including Mexico, that really complicated my ability to continue working for the US division. As a management consultant, I did soup to nuts work related to strategy, change management, and knowledge management projects for my clients. Of course, as a consultant, you're not just doing client projects. It's very common. You're taking on what I call the extracurriculars to strengthen our eminence so that we can better deliver and serve our clients, and also to grow the business and ensure that we as a company, as practitioners, are up to date on best practices and the latest technology that we can implement for projects. Basically, a lot of the work I would do is to help clients envision their strategic initiatives and their vision for how they will want to, let's say, transform or implement a large-scale enterprise management system, because the company I work for has a lot of IT projects, or to help them improve a certain process or system, or to improve a certain management practice. I did everything related and supported that. I led teams. I coached junior team members and managed financials. I served as a deputy project manager for a larger project at one point. I do think I'm kind of a jack-of-all-trades. I will say that's kind of why I'm consistently, I think, staffed on federal projects, because I would say there's a complexity. There's technical knowledge, of course, that I need to bring to the table to clients, but there's also, I think, an element of a lot of human empathy, because I felt like the clients who responded to me most and my suggestions and recommendations that we ultimately developed in the end, I think they felt they could really trust me. A lot of them said, I consider you be a good friend. You really listen to my concerns. I think for a lot of public servants, that's kind of a rare opportunity for someone to just listen to them, because a lot of times if there's any large transformation project that at the government level you have to implement, it's always mandated from the top. It can be politicized very quickly. It's always in the news. It's always in the press. You always hear a lot of the bad stories and not a lot of success stories. Just being there to almost guide them. I think it's a bit presumptuous to say I was- A doula? Yeah, a doula. Yeah. You got this. You could push through the pain. Exactly. Just someone there to support you. Even though it's difficult and you're going to have to work more and this will impact your job, all that uncertainty that surrounds change in any workplace, any organization, of course, you're there like your support system. I kid you not, I would say that's a lot of my job. Yes, there was managing a project, setting meetings, creating schedules, managing risks. Yes, that's a lot of the technical knowledge. A lot of it is just checking in, talking with people, saying how they're doing, making them feel better, making them feel like they can do this. I really felt like I was a teacher, like a coach. I think that's a marker of a good consultant too. Someone who really cares about the client and they show that. I can see how you had all of the kinds of tools necessary to do a kind of research and change maker project within the EFM community and Monterey then, which is one of the reasons I brought you here today because I wanted to hear about that project. How did it get started? Why were you pursuing it? Were you invited to do it? What was going on? What started this? Yes. I would say this EFM employment and retirement events that I initiated earlier this year, the inspiration for that was, I will say to be honest, was I needed project management credits to renew my project management certificate, my PMP, Project Management Professional Certification, and not working in an office or having a job. You have to find a lot more creative ways to submit evidence that you're continuing your education and your project management practice. I can tell you that here at Available Worldwide, we are all about the trying to fulfill credits and trying to do career tasks in ways that do not require you to be employed. This is a big part of our mission. I'm glad to hear you have found a way to do it and benefit other people. Exactly. There was an immediate need, but then I said, why not find a project that I can work on that gets me these credits, but then can really benefit myself, of course, and also other EFMs at post. The other part of the genesis of this event was when I wasn't able to bring my job with me to Mexico and work in telework. I started looking at other kind of telework options with US-based organizations. I just kept running into the same issue of like, oh, yeah, we like your experience, but we really can't work with you. Your presence in Mexico is a problem for us. We just don't want to take that tax or liability. I understand. Employment at post seemed like my best option. Initially, I will admit, I was resistant to employment at post. I went in assuming that a lot of jobs available to EFMs at post, I'm sure are good and fulfilling, but I really got used to a certain level of, let's say, compensation in the private sector. I got used to a certain level of responsibility. I was managing people. I was leading teams. I was a certain level of leadership.
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"one-time" Discussed on The Maverick Paradox Podcast
"And then just finally to wrap up the process, just like with everything, we don't say mission accomplished and we're done after the decision. We always want to assess it and go back. And so what the framework teaches is, it doesn't focus on the outcome of the decision. It focuses on the process because you could have made a really bad decision that just happened to work out due to another event. It doesn't mean it was a good decision. On the flip side, you could have made a really good decision that didn't work out because something external change that was unforeseen. So what we like to do is focus on the process. Question the process. Question the results in the framework and it's called double loop learning actually focus less on the outcome and focus on what could you change with the process and then iterate that back through the decision making. When we see individuals and organizations follow that, the effectiveness of the decisions in critics, exponentially, because it tries to mitigate those factors that always come up like implicit bias or tunnel vision or not getting diverse perspectives or failing to communicate the decision. So everyone's changed management is just lackluster and it just doesn't become effective. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I love in your framework. Maybe I feel a bit guilty because I'm loving it because I do so much of that. But the good thing is, I was just an individual can do it. If you want to decide, I want to buy a toaster tomorrow. You can still follow the framework. And I think that's the beauty of is we're not teaching someone something that needs obviously we teach leaders and organizations. But you can follow it for where do I go for vacation? As an example. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. One of the things that leaders do is before they begin to execute on the decision that they've made, they dummy test it. So the run through it to see if it's going to work.
"one-time" Discussed on The Maverick Paradox Podcast
"Is Kevin hannigan, hi Kevin. Hey, Judith, looking forward to this pleasure to be here. Thank you. I'm looking forward to our conversation too, but before we begin, tell us a little bit about you. Yeah, thanks for asking. So I think kind of an unusual background, my passion growing up was technology. So actually computer science and math major at university and as I started getting into the workplace, I was starting to see a lot of things where maybe I learned better as a kid and I wasn't really learning things that differently as an adult. So I actually went back to school and learned a little bit more about psychology, how the brain works, making decisions, how adults learn different than kids. And it kind of put me in this perfect triangle, where now I work with companies and organizations helping them make better decisions with their data and analytics and part of it is technical as understanding that the tools and technology. But the part I really like is kind of that human element of technology doesn't solve everything. There's a psychological and sociological aspect of it that really interests me and piques my interest. And I think it's important because there's so much misinformation out there that people are overwhelmed and they don't know what to do with it. Yeah, I totally agree. And I'm curious, why did you decide to actually go and do psychology, what was your thought process there? Yeah, so I started out individual contributors started getting into leadership and realized that I'm a servant leader. And in today's world, I think that's the way to go. And to do that, you have to understand everyone is unique and individual, but at the same time, there are some key philosophies of what people what their needs are, what their warrants are. How they process information, and what better way than to go back.
"one-time" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
"And that's the shut for now space-time is available every monday wednesday and friday through apple podcasts. I tunes stitcher. Google podcast. Outcasts spotify. Hey cast amazon. Music bites dot com soundcloud youtube your favorite podcast download provider and from space time with stewart gary dot com space times also broadcasts through the national science foundation on own radio and on both iheart radio and tune in radio. And you can help support our show by visiting the space time store for a range of promotional merchandising goodies or by becoming a space time patron which gives you access to triple episode commercial free versions of the show as well as lots of burns audio content. Which doesn't go away. Access to exclusive facebook group and other awards. Just go to space time with stewart. Gary dot com for full details. And if you want more space time please check out our blog. You'll find all the stuff we couldn't fit in the show as well as heaps of images new stories loads videos and things on the web. I find interesting or amusing. Just go to space time with stewart. Gary dot com la dot com. That's all one word. And that's tumbler. Without the aid. You can also follow us through at stewart. Gary on twitter at space time with stewart gary on instagram through space time youtube channel on facebook just go to facebook dot com forward slash. Space time with stewart. Gary and space time is brought to you in collaboration with australian sky and telescope magazine. You'll window on the universe. You being listening to space. Time with stewart gary this has been another quality. Podcast production from bites dot com..
"one-time" Discussed on The big d zone
"Okay. This is dj. Okay for god to do a rant because my supporter let me know that. Okay so let me. Let me make this story more interesting. You see. I was trying to do my campaign funding because he couldn't go out because of the pandemic and then we're limited on what to do because you've math mandate than the wanna be vast all plays what you could still get the violence vile bath but nonetheless So i would alerted that using go fund me illegal only for the federal side. You know if. I'm for standing or congress or the president but it doesn't affect me state statewide. When i'm run for lieutenant governor. I still have that go fund me page. But i'd like go from me because a is popular. Be a lot of people go from me. See if followed the law and any other place that will do fundraising like You know making sure. Donuts list If available and then have people having the option to opt out. It's very legitimate. It's been around for years. It not even go nowhere. The why the the ethics commission on fundraising say that. It's not allowing any candidate. Any candidate to use a goal for me pay. When did this happen. How long will this along with this done. I mean the news about gofundme me. Somebody people made the money on gopher meal even Somebody let's raise money for a funeral are raise money for a trip or something like dan. But you can't leave money for federal campaign on gofundme page. I mean when his public nature is publicly known. I mean just as good at service that you have to pay for now locally. I'm amusing is free with optional. To pay for but it has a better looking layout s exciting most. That's the one that i was forced to using. I mean it's ridiculous to me take a like we have no freedom and stay as a federal candidate. Federal office candidate on what we can use for fun rated. I mean we're gonna look a last year did to to kennedy. I mean we wasn't able to do much because the dependency. Okay s. t. All over the place. I mean it was possible to shake cam vote. If he made it possible. I mean now me when my hearing i couldn't even hear what the was saying when when they wanted Complementary or wish me well or anything like that you know. I mean it's ridiculous absolutely ridiculous that you can't you a popular site like go fund me but now when my support of an and he showed me one of the pages and i was looking looking around for a little while and then i was like well how come i can't use the win. You know everybody's doing and state gulf politicians are hewlett and he showed me another site where Where and it's on my facebook page and it's on my To put for senate page by the way as toll go from not allow in the federal or a federal what is presently run for credit for senate him for legal like what the cat. What do you have against fund me. I mean give with the damn twenty-first-century what do you have and especially with this. Pandemic get with the twenty-first-century century. I mean it's ridiculous. I've already had been on drivers to try to get me different places. I mean you know. This is ridiculous. I got sped ramic nuclear and it's about the campaign the medium not spending awareness. There doing a terrible job. They're doing other candidate when they're not doing my campaign or they're not they're not letting people know about my campaign i ever had to tell. My landlord was running. I had me. I had to my own landlord restraining my lease the other day. I had to let him know does that. I was running within. And i got an instant vote for my landlord doing a terrible job at nit picky on who candidate support. I'm already legal at the legal annonay. I'm already signed up to run federally. But i'm just not on the ballot yet until i get to the city to officially flyer and happen to by march. Then we'll have a denver march twenty twenty till so i mean if i got you a bornstein fundraising i mean. I can't can't even sell to a cat now. I can get people to from the end. But i can't even sell to damn cad or dog or narrowed. I mean at that gate. i would min- money right now. I wanna miss struggling right now. Won't be worried about a government The federal government moved the money because stupid non vote on the debt ceiling and late indeed if they vote on it yet. I wouldn't have to worry about that crap. I am not so all of dana federal ethics commission on saying. Please let the candidate be able to whatever funding online that they have used to get the word l. Okay to clean them as you can't. It's a one one-sided band as a popular well popular started. there's always on the noon and not fair. That one side. Is dan literally banned from being used at the way of fundraising phasing. Fun for campaign. I mean he can't help big camping from raiders because of the playpen demi. I'm out now. i'm still running. But i'm out the program. Ah i'll see on alcyone the next day on that as jag. -ment out the program. I'm staying in the race but the program done. I'm still running..
"one-time" Discussed on The Ken Coleman Show
"Know there's more than a j. o. B. i want you to make the income that you desire and the impact that you long for eight four four seven four seven two five seven seven. Let's go to ryan now in south bend indiana ryan. You're on the ken. Coleman show cannot go ryan. I'm living the dream what's going on. Hey so here's my situation. I work factory right now just to pay off debt. The reason why is factory. After i was gonna pay off the debt which would take about nine months right now. After the day. I was going to and go to an entry level job in industry that i want to be in good. What industry took finance great. So my question is knowing that because of the hiring market right now and you said it was use. It should last now another six months or so. Should i try for that entry level job now in the industry the finance industry or should i stay in the factor with a high paying job to pay off the debt. Well let's just say this if you can get in the finance industry in that entry level job which gets you on the ladder. You wanna beyond. And you're making as much as you are now or more no-brainer but if you can't get in or let's let's put it this way. If an entry level position in the finance industry pays less than this factory job right now that i would wait and stay where you're playing nine months. It's going to be here before you know it. And for that matter. Get your mercy. Fund fully-funded three to six months. So i don't think there's a lou. I don't think there's a losing proposition if you stay for nine more months and get out of debt. And maybe even get that emergency fund funded before you take an entry level position. That's a good decision but Yeah i'd prefer you look what you know. There's nothing to lose if you find something in finance that pays the same or more. Yeah jump makes sense. Yeah so then yet. Not convinced. I just feel very underqualified to to get a job that makes as much as the factory job right but wait a second. Is that a fact. Or is that something you feel I guess it might be something. I feel you might by the way. Let me just say this. Your feelings might be right but let's go get some facts. Let's go find out. What an entry level position or two or three or four or five in the finance field looks like and find out what the qualifications are. Are you qualified if you are in his truly entry level which basically like. We'll train you on the job and it meets the requirements that i pointed out. Pays you the same or more do it. If you find out well this position this position position these all injured level and something. I'm interested in it. Gets me on the right ladder. But it's going to require some certifications or some online courses or associates degree or whatever. Then you go get that and you got a good paying manufacturing job factory job where again. You're getting out of debt. You're saving money so either way. You're in great shape. So don't say well i don't know well then. Why don't you know you need to go find some facts. So find out what it's gonna take. It's that simple and if it's going to take some Additional training and again don't assume it's a college degree but it requires some additional training. Do your research on that. How much is that going to cost. And in based on the fact that for nine more months. i'm throwing everything at my debt. How long is it going to take after that nine months to get qualified. There's your plan yes you sure I guess the thing that's just stuck in my mind is. I don't know if this changes the equation that you just laid out for me but This factor drive right now. I just i really dislike it and hated every day. Kinda hit it. I get it but until you can replace that income. Buckle up buttercup yeah i mean i'm with here i listen and it's not forever. Okay suffer eversholt. it's for right now. Go find something better. That autumn motivate you to do your homework. You called me without any answers. All got her questions. You need to go do your homework go. Go find out facts over feelings. Let's go get some facts and our feelings will adjust themselves your sharp young man. You got a great future. The best is yet to come. This is the ken coleman show Helping you go from paycheck to purpose. This is the. Ken coleman show and speaking of moving from.
How to Use the Paid Skills on Your Amazon Device
"Hey Terry here and I've got yet another cool update from Lexie live. I've got a bunch of these and I'm going to continue to bring you the latest news. The cats are these is again. You know, are all of these available to Canada when they come out. We don't know that. But I think it's worthwhile letting you know what these announcements are because they are eventually going to come down here. This is in addition to the instant purchasing that I mentioned last week, if you didn't catch that, flash briefing in skilled, purchasing allows you to purchase things from within the skill, which is now available in Canada. Well, Amazon also announced recently that they are now having paid skills and what that means it's is that customers or consumers, or whatever you want to call us as, as users of Volvo XE, we have the option of paying a one-time fee upfront to access the content of a skill. And so this is ideal for premium skills. Where you know one of the consumers is moss Need to pay once to access the core skill experience and it reduces the need for developers and to try to upsell things for people within the skill. So it's it's a different approach. There's the ensco purchasing wage which, for some things is going to make sense. So you can purchase something from within the skill, once you get into skill. But now there's also the option to have paid skills where consumer can pay for the skill up front, and then they're in the skill, and they have full access to all the features. So, we will see how this turns out. We will see how this develops, but I'm excited to see these. These different options for the skills as they come back out and get released
Using Synthetic Biology to Craft One-Time, Programmable mRNA Therapeutics
"Jake. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me here. We're gonna talk about 'em arne strength therapeutics. And its efforts to develop the next generation of messenger. Therapies marna is a technology became front and center in the public imagination with the vaccines for covid. Nineteen might guesses though that most people don't understand the basic technology or its potential beyond vaccine's perhaps we can begin with amarna itself. What is it. And what makes it compelling as the basics for therapeutics to fantastic question in one unhappy dancer so There's something in biology that Jim watson of watson and crick People probably remember from biology class Jim watson called the central dogma and the central dogma is essentially that dna which a lot of people are no remember learning about in school dna makes messenger. Aren a messenger. Rene makes proteins proteins are really the essence of life Proteins are everything that makes up what you think of as your physical and we can make drugs out of proteins as well. We've all sorts of things like antibody drugs things like insulin are proteins that we can create synthetically and then inject them into the body Why amarna is such a breakthrough. Is that when marna really is Information molecule. so you imagine that your cells contain dna and they are the the source code of your being and then you have proteins on the other side. Which are everything that makes up your physical of physical personage. An in-between that dna needs to needs to send a message to your body to make more proteins in an order to send that message on your dna wants to continue to be in the nucleus. continue to be protected. Because you don't want to damage the source code until it sends these messages out into a into its cells
"one-time" Discussed on Jiu-Jiteiros C2C
"There was a lot of back and forth like mahanadi mentioned. There is some good swedes. There is passing there was ground. There was bottom game being played by People you know. I mean and you guys started the show off with the sub. So congratulations on the w yeah thank you thank you very much. I was nervous issues. You know she's more experienced than me. She knows a lot you know. We drove together a lot. We wrote together a lot. So you know she. She helps me out a lot to be really nervous. So thank you. Well that's good. That's good so So you're talking about trading partners here so and she knew a lot of value. So what were your guys perforations for this match. I mean even you. Irving i mean you. You had a super max. Super fight against josh and josh train with josh all the time so you guys are very familiar with each other's games you guys know what everyone's good at what they're not What did you guys do you do anything differently. Did you guys not train within during this time. Did you guys try new stuff that they had not seen. What were your preparations for this. I've been lucky enough. One lucky enough was actually sexually great role. Josh general But we. We're not in the same schedule working wise right now. So he's actually going to the morning classes and i'm going to the afternoon classes Up so we're going to have our own had our own training time so so even before then we'd no. The fight was on. That was seen him. So it's of funny ask is. We didn't even know we're gonna fight. Our wasn't every every other fight was announced. Everyone got announced what one of the first ones to say. We were ready to go so we both thought the other one kind of quit so it wasn't until dick a party and they went over to his house that we saw each other. And we're hey. Do you like what happened. Like i thought you were down. I thought you were down. We went over to coach. And he's sitting there. you know eating tacos with amen. What happened to the fight. And he's oh. I told you know. He's just he just forgot to put us in there so he announced at that moment. I see old savings from addis. Sign the contract. You gotta send the contract with tacos do. This is the only way. It's going to get the attention so you guys weren't training all offer training morning asks who's going to early in the morning and i was born afternoons all right so We would entertain each other at all. So i was trying to remember how we used to roll beyond as a switch it up and manage me mir manion powell knee two different different two Coach allow us to to roll together for public two weeks before the match..
"one-time" Discussed on Jiu-Jiteiros C2C
"Did you sign up. I or did you both ended up at the same time. Did one of us army. I okay. I think i think the first guy said we were doubt me Me and josh for actually in the in the gym and then We heard coach telling us Of course telling everybody about the about the monte advance. So then we told each other. Do you want you to go at it if they add this advantage down. And so we're just both kinda just told. Coach will do compete. So he's a he said yan without it'd be a nogi match pretty nogi matches so we tell them we're down for a nogi match and then turned out to be so are well. It turns out it turned out. Well we're going to be asking you about your matching a little bit of i wanna know how. How did that come about so urban. You signed up first and then did you ask. Tiffany like hey you know what. Why don't you try this or Tiffany did you ask irving like. Hey what do you think should i do. How did that come about shoe store is definitely asking me. But she didn't know who to compete with. I feel i was New to it. Yeah yes. I know you know what i think linked to the search. You know i was just going to say good thing. You didn't challenge randy that lives in between the seven eleven in the school. Because that guy's fucking tough. I wasn't sure about it. I walked away from now. It's always good to stay away from home. Actually i wanted to why. I've always wanted to compete. But it's nerve wracking and i thought well. Who is the gym would be down. You know that's nerve wracking. Fuck you know so i. I told me what be fine. You just do for bundy's why not you know. And she's like oh. I'm not sure after you weeks. You know she. She finally jammed down. So you know for bundy's just for fun just the so right so once you had a dance partner then. It was on on jewish yours. Happy with what. She knew so little not as not intimidated. 'cause it's not a stranger but still kinda worrisome because your friend now you don't know do i go hundred dollar lake. It's your friend is also refers baffling experience in general ever. Yeah so like she's ever had any kind of combat sport. Yeah yeah very true. You know what i mean. It's one thing when when we're sparring and there's nobody watching but now you're sparring and everyone in the room is watching because you're the only match so that in itself is right. you started. The show started the show off the show to watch a fight there. We had gone to her. Yeah we did. There was a point where there was some apology. Not not nice already nice to each other as it is now like next level night was that you guys had a rematch..
"one-time" Discussed on Jiu-Jiteiros C2C
"I'm happy with designs and everything for the posters and then there was a mass Stickers and matt yet msa was making the posters and then we got. Jj with central valley ditch rolling was central valley. It's made the shirts yes so to everyone will sell. Yeah and victor did such an awesome job on those shirts. Those shirts stickers two percent of the money. Yeah that were that were made. They were so pro high-quality recycling dude. We're better than the usc so bring on us the high clouds i oh man we they they they spent. They spared no expense. I love the quality high quality stuff right right so. Let's let's paint a picture for the for the listeners out there It started off with a little beef between the couple of white. Let's call them yellow belt couple of yellow bell these belts. They're both season. Why these these are some young that year no they just started messing around on the mats and one thing turn into another in a coach asked him if they wanted to have like a super fight and then from there were like what they're going to. I wanna a super too so people kind of just started channel. Eight other or coach suggested certain matchups and it just not from there. You know there was a guy at the gym. Matt hunter shutout who does awesome fucking work. Do your an awesome fucking graphic designer. You made some kick ass posters. You made some kick ass. Chat hooper the printshop. French who made imprint shack. Thank you yeah imprint jack. All right man. We've had that due to shadow and get him some more work duties kick ass. Yeah david soto. Central valley stitch did an awesome job on fairy had a good quality shirts to shirt out. Quick designed came out. He's out the oh. They came out awesome. They came out. Awesome you know. And and not only that he also worked as the mc. And i thought he did a banging job he will he jeff jenkins. Yeah dude yeah. He said the app and david was like like the anchor off. Dude high no right. Hey dave hold my home. I to zero quick while i run this shit. I'm going to run. This is reprogram bro. Just don't touch anything i. It was a solid solid van. Big d was out there. Dillion a also. Why taking some awesome picks. You know we got area. We got all pictures. Mj photography oh shoutout is that what is that. Her handle nj photography ground jay for titles. Yeah we got to tag her unplugged because she is what we're going to have to do it for a tournament and just have her follow us because she has some great victories. You know amazing picture. Yeah so we're for sure gonna have to booker for for a tournament. But so landry. I heard jenkins in hook it up. Don't be gasman. Luke photos gas package. That should be a party peers and photos and you get picks we've made we've been talking about the super fights that went down just a couple of weeks ago march twenty seven. Th i wanna see those two saturdays from from where we're at right now though and you. You both competed on you. Guys both had a match irving you said. This was your first match at bluebell. Tiffany this was your first match. Ever right of aguila. This come about did you..
"one-time" Discussed on Jiu-Jiteiros C2C
"Right win like maybe a match to before mine was. I was going to get a gun compete. That's when it started hitting the nurse. Hit and everything. And i try laughing august playing around. You know just having fun with it. So i go there and line up and To get ready to compete that schwinn you feel it. You feel it code. Find out the guy doesn't show some like who are you know a guy didn't show up. He gets tq and so like making jokes about it. How is it tough match ever done. You know just kinda just playing it off the nerves and stuff and instill i you know. I'm like okay so my next match is like in ten minutes sock okay. So i'm thinking my i feel like my nerves have gone like all right. I'm good. I'll be good for the next one. Second match comes up. I get there and i feel the nurse comeback son of a bitch the nurse her back but before i go to the corner why was before and before it can get there this all just like walks in and gets in illinois spot. I'm like okay baucus. Some going the other side so i go to the other side of the table. And he's like ready to go like he's all right. I'm ready to go. He's like on the mat. Ready to go like holy shit having taken off my fucking flip. Wash it and so nervous. But i didn't have time that it really like being nurse when everybody. Yeah it was like when. I was in the military and had jump out of the play for the first time. They're just like okay on the wage. Took me out before. I could even be nervous about it so So i get out there accounts whatever and we start to roll in and the the nerves were there goes nervous but he was and at some point in it. I remember thinking..
Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86
"Morning We had a lot of conversation about the passing of Henry Aaron. And we're gonna have one more. A friend of the show and longtime walkie journalist Joanne Williams joins us. Good morning, Joanne. Morning, Steve, How are you? I am good at it. Zah day filled with sadness. But yet the Henry Aaron's story is so inspiring that I take some some of that with me as well. And I know you had Some familiarity with the story, having covered Milwaukee for as long as you did, so it's so share some of that. Well, I have more of a personal connection because his wife billionaire and had a TV show that I worked with. And she and I worked together for Ah, year so on that show, and she was really quite good, but she gave it up to stay with Hank when they moved back to Atlanta. So, uh, it's a tough day for me. The last time I talked to Hank was about Two years ago, when I called him to talk about a memoir I was writing and I I'm gonna ask him to write the foreword for it. But he said he was busy doing some other things. I should get back to him, and we never. We never got to do that. But The last time I know that he was in Milwaukee is that a lot of people would have seen him was with the movie for Belle Phillips. Was premiered at the warm at the Art museum, and he and Billy came into town for that. And so that was a nice That was a nice occasion to sew it, Zaveri sad day and they're a lot of people in Milwaukee who? Who knew Hank Aaron not just from baseball, but because he lived in the, uh He lived not far from where I used to live in there a lot of people who actually knew him. And his family. There is a
"one-time" Discussed on Interesting If True
"I'm your host this week shea and with me is the wonderful. Hi Aaron and this week. I learned that if everyone who smelt it is dead twists poseidon who delta then. We'll dive into that and the patriots segment. Oh my goodness well You should stay away from the beans. He really should well. If you were a fan of the show we originally started years and years ago then. You've probably heard about that. One time i went to scotland and ireland even and ireland. Even just that one time but today i'm also going to tell you about this This one time scotland. But i wasn't there for this. He didn't go into the oldies scottish. Wood carving for your honeymoon. I mean i wanted to but the wife set no so. Apparently she needed time travel amenity. So the pandemic and the incompetency of our last administration made it harder and harder to make ends meet. Our unemployment rates are higher than ever before and access to good healthy. Food is nearly impossible without adding lots of money. So i decided to look back through history and find a story of perseverance. A story of people who when the chips were down pick themselves up and made a new life for them in their family. This story comes to us from scotland in the seventeen. Hundreds when life wasn't nearly as fun and easy as it is now joy. This story recounts the life love and eventual destruction of one sanni. Bean sonawane old ana. Bean sonawane alexsandr sony. Bean was born the son of a poor farmer in the late seventeenth century. Was there other kinds of people in the late seventeenth century cura king. I guess you probably were. You were a great. I guess you still didn't get the healthcare part of the equation but at least it was growing up poor farmer. Swannee felt like his talents. Were being wasted like big time. His talents by the way. We're being incredibly lazy. Oh good. I'm glad we have that in common. So he ran away from home and took to the streets to see if he could make some easy money. It was during this time. He fell in love with a woman named agnes douglas. Who was into the same things as him being lazy and it was kismet. Just just the yield the equivalent of finding yourself game wife. I think so yeah. Awesome awesome so not long after their marriage. Sweeney and agnes. Were run from the town. Oh though exact reasons why are unclear though one source i read claims that agnes was accused of witchcraft. And actually she had the nickname black agnes. Let's put roy. These are good people. Yeah you definitely get a nickname like that. By being an upstanding member of society. blackbeard. Black agnes like friday. Nothing you want now. On their own destitute and alone their luck was about to change while searching for a place to stay the couple kind of found a really big abandoned cave off the coast of south air shire which is kind of southwest of glasgow. Scotland south air. Shire south air shire just above south water shire and right on the same level as south ground shire Yes and self fire. Shyer meyers housing prices. There are real low really are as it's made of fire bay became cave people. They found this. Well it's kind of cave by the sounds of it. It has all these like caves and tunnels that stretch back for about a mile has one singular entrance. That at high tide is completely covered. So you can't get in so it's a great place to drown. Gotcha yeah or set up a hideout a free one as long as you remember food for high tide. That is a pretty good castle. Yeah i think it works well and this is the perfect place for them to start building their family. Inada that totally makes sense. You can have a whole litter of all people get. There has been a couple times. That if i could find a nice cave and no one would bother me. I would go live in a cave a short and get electric and all that stuff but it's cheaper than rent. The rest of us called that period of time. Twenty twenty borrow for a while so swampy and his wife now have a lovely house but they do not have any means to you know make money or eat or do any of that and because he was lacking a trade it was sweeney's plan to support his new wife on the proceeds of robbery. Oh yeah i mean. That's an easy industry to get into your robber. You're a professional just like that. It proved a simple enough matter to ambush travelers on the lonely narrow roads that connected the villages of the area. And you remember. Sweeney was quite lazy and this really seems like the easiest method for making money. They themselves by living off the land Less images of wheat turnips. Fishing rabbits come to mind disabuse yourself that notion. Old taylor claim the means by which the bean sustain themselves whereby robbing any man woman or child unlucky enough to cross their tracks. It turned out though that a lot of these poor villagers did not carry much so it was still really hard to make ends meet yield villager turns to the next yield villager and tries to robin only to learn that. They're both yield poor villagers. Yeah he didn't think this through he really didn't and then also sweeney worried that he could be identified by victims and made the decision not to stop but to kill us victims because that's the easiest. Oh yea i know. That's definitely how you highway men level too little harder to finger someone when you're dead so that helps. I got a promotion from robert murderer so after the bodies were looted and carefully searched. Sweeney had another brilliant idea. Why let this meat go to waste. Nope i'm out. Thank you and good night. Is that level. Three or i dunno final level. What what happened to them a year. You're not gonna get any more use as and the resources available to you can say let me make it worse so once dead. The beans removed the corpse to their lair and chop them up. They satiated their immediate hunger before prudently pickling some leftovers for when time. Oh oh no years past and the family grew oh eight sons and six daughters feeding so they continued in the barbara's practices hunting in iraq to ensure that their corey could not escape. What nope the what. How many people do you have to eat to feed twenty people. Well one estimate puts the amount the family killed nearly a thousand holy crap so if you can see a really nice family barbecue going on if you'd like. Oh wow why are you. So they didn't bother stealing the clothes then. They stole the clothes insult does oh yeah there naked in this picture i cave life is naked life man. Everybody knows that. I guess except this one dude who is apparently wearing a goiter belt made out of sausages wondered what that was two or fingers or penises. Oh those could be. I don't know what they are. The high protein diet seemed to have been very effective as misbehave started to produce little baby beans fourteen little babies babies in total each with very unhealthy. Appetite for human flesh yeah. The babies grew up and intern through incest produced more beanie babies of their own. Oh the cooking increased in size dramatically. I told you it would get worse. We just went straight north of the wall on that Oh yeah yeah. I know we. We had fourteen kids and they started having kids. And now there's more kids and they're all related in their family tree as a wreath. Oh god yeah well. This is all of the terrible. Don't be a cave person. I think is the takeaway. I'm getting so far over two decades generations of beanie. Babies grew up in banana cave. That's the name of this cave. By the way they refined their skills of murderer and cannibal cuisine including the lost art of salting pickling flesh. Oh did prepare for leaner times. Like i said and when their rations would eventually spoil like we all forget stuff in the back of the fridge they would
A Bold Eastern Conference Prediction for 2021
"Right. Okay, let's go to the East and I Toronto have they fallen out of your thing. Now. This is not a check it out. It's all depend on you mad though. They hate monkeys. I'm going to give it to Brooklyn. Number one, right number two. I think Milwaukee close to a similar winning percentage. We saw last year's. The number to write you know, but 3 I'm going to go Miami Miami was fifth last year people forget. So that's a big Improvement to go from victim. I just I'm I don't know. How long would you know about that even Bradley. I think that's a good addition bamas help games healthy. I think he maybe he makes another stride Tyler hero, I think makes another stride Off the Bench Duncan Robinson. I like those guys. Okay, I like those guys are gonna put me on and then you got Jimmy Butler. Who's there? Jimmy Butler still Jimmy, but then you lose Jae Crowder you lose trying to but I like I like Bradley with those shooters that I just mentioned or those scores because he's going to get so many open shots your next until I hear all your next to Duncan Robinson. You can't leave them open. Anyway behind that heart all the money in the world and you got Defenders on the other end. That'll just say like, okay, so all right. That's three four. I'm going Philly Celtics fan. I can't put Boston over Philly. I can't I see. Okay. You got your birth. No, Seth Curry, Danny Green who will defend his ass off on the other end. And then you got it back up for Joel and B-Max Dwight Howard show that he can be serviceable a second Main Service back, but not until you tell me what Simmons is going to do and how he's going to play. I can't I can't buy into that. You're the one who took back is going to make him shoot on that Rhonda Rhonda back is going to make him shoot and we just watch the exhibition game with him. And when he did he's going to marry me pull-up three-pointers. I think one he wasn't even here's the thing about it wasn't even involved in the office because social media will explode the moment. I mean for about 319 about my thing again with filling if I'm feeling I make that move but I think that's what I think that's what hard would be best suited and they you let Simmons Jersey And I think Joel embiid and hardened together. That's a better tandem angry much better time. I don't think I don't think there's another team in the Eastern Conference. That would benefit more than Philly. I just think again to my point the shooters thing which would be more sugar than he had in Houston. If you really think about it, Danny Green Seth Curry. Okay, Ronda Shooters, you got your well and be Turkish bath every once you can bang down low we can defend on the other end. I mean, they're good team here the window what that if if they can find that one piece and that to me that's going to be the key off. They do art and you're saying you say those four right now. What were y'all before? I just Boston here we go. Here we go. Boss is five six. And they're going to be right there to his Toronto Oakland agree. That far behind you sleep on Toronto 7. I'm going to put Indiana and all the depot is the biggest question Market, you know, he's he can talk to you far but I haven't seen them be the same old people since the injury when that dude was a bad man dropping 35, like it was nobody's business. That was all the people I was like man look out. He didn't gave something when we get Kyrie 38 onetime 38 people. Can I read but yeah, so that's a big question mark, but I'll put them in seven eight the last spot. I'm going to put I'm a while maybe now I'm glad they ready Atlanta is going to be maybe praying that could be really really
Biden expected to pick Pete Buttigieg, ex-Indiana mayor and one-time rival, for transportation secretary
"Pete, former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Has been tapped by President elect Joe Biden to be the next U. S. Secretary of transportation people to just being paid back for his excellent campaigning for Joe Biden. He will be the next secretary of transportation.
$916 billion White House coronavirus relief proposal
"Really wanna fill you guys in on Corona virus aid before we do our interview with senator sanders. So let's get right to it. There's a new and critical update to the corona virus negotiations that are taking place between congressional lawmakers and the white house now. Yesterday it was reported that the white house was urgently asking. Gop senators to approve one time. Six hundred dollar direct checks to americans as part of the coronavirus relief bill and at that time it really did seem as though The trump administration was outflanking democrats in congress from the left But now it's abundantly clear that that's not actually what's going on. It turns out that the one time six hundred dollar check that would be sent to americans would be a trade-off or essentially getting rid of the federal unemployment aid of three hundred dollars per week. Okay that tradeoff off seems pretty ridiculous. And so nancy pelosi talked about it. A little bit today She certainly clap back but she did. Treasury secretary steve mnuchin released a statement. Are you in this speaker. Pelosi spoke today at five pm and on behalf of the president. I presented a nine hundred sixteen billion dollar proposal. This proposal includes money for state and local governments and robust liability protections for businesses schools and universities. Now pelosi wasn't buying it mostly because she had some insight that most others didn't have and she says while it is progress that leader mcconnell has signed off on a nine hundred sixteen billion dollar offer based on the bipartisan framework The president's proposal which cuts unemployment insurance by one hundred forty billion dollars compared to the framework is unacceptable. So she says it's a nonstarter. I absolutely agree with her. On that. and there are all sorts of issues in regard to the liability protections That are offered by republicans. But before i get to that and katie porter shredding republicans for it john. Why don't you jump in. yeah. I find it very difficult to comment on this because the contents of the package change so often. I mean just yesterday mitch. Mcconnell was saying that it wasn't a prerequisite at the liability protections. It'd be in there but now it is again. I i don't or maybe it is. I don't know. I honestly don't know we don't know what is in the bill until after it's passed and usually not even then usually we're not sure even at that point especially You know the amount of money that we're talking about but it is like it's it's again. It's perfect that they've come up with a financial trade off the onetime payments versus basically cutting off the unemployment aid that makes sense to people on insurance that planned to die in the next week and a half it makes financial sense to them or people who are yet on Unemployment insurance and Having wised up to the fact that the federal government is still effectively doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus. And so it's gonna get worse and more businesses are going to get shut down and so a lot of people that are currently unemployed are probably gonna end up unemployed by the end of this dark winter And this is as we'll probably talking about what senator sanders. This is shaping up to be the last thing that they'll do like we've waited almost a year and this. I am trying to search for word that allowed to us on this now. Right now Is the last thing that they're going to do. Insult to injury in every possible way. It's yeah it's just it's so so shameful especially when you put it in the context of how easily the funding for Defense for the pentagon is gonna pass probably with a veto proof. Vote in both the house which already happened and the senate which is likely to happen in the future. That's seven hundred forty billion dollars every year. The number goes up for the most part. And there's no debate about it. It's just going to happen. But i do want also talk a little bit about the liability protection or lybia liability shield which Mitch mcconnell seems to only care about like that's the only thing that he's been pretty insistent on It seemed like maybe he can bend to democrats will on it If there were some pretty significant trade offs But katie porter Did a great job in explaining why this is a horrendous. A provision in the stimulus bill she says you may have heard that democrats and republicans have agreed upon spending nine hundred billion dollars to fund yet another round of small business loans support hospitals in essential workers and helped the ten million people who lost their jobs through no fault of their own everyone at the negotiating table including senate. Republicans have agreed to a compromise except one mitch. Mcconnell is refusing to bring it to the floor unless it wipes away all cove related lawsuits filed that allege injury or death due to corporate negligence. And she goes on to say that. These lawsuits represent the worst of the worst examples of disregard for human life cases filed on behalf of nursing home patients and grocery store workers who died because the company in charge of keeping them safe prioritize cutting costs over protecting them. And i think one of the best examples to share with you guys is what is happening now with a tyson. Meat packing plant Where You know tyson facing a wrongful death lawsuit because dozens of their workers got sick and died due to their negligence. Cnn has more details on that. Let's watch according to the allegations. The plant manager of the waterloo facility organized a cash volume winner. Take all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager. How many employees would test positive for covid. Nineteen in the end more than a thousand employees would catch the virus about a third of the nearly three thousand working at the plant on stare. Ernest ladders spoke to c. n. N.'s gary tuchman in april about his conversation with tyson's hr department. They told me I was i was i was i was safe. And they told me that Everything was okay and they told me. I have a better chance. A catching the corona virus. Going out to walmart and enticing. Come the work. you safe. The tyson employers also allegedly told their employees to ignore any symptoms. They might be suffering from contracting corona virus into just keep working. it's doesn't insane yeah no the. The era of self-regulation of plants like tyson one needs to change. Which is a whites. Good that the department of agriculture is gonna be controlled by tom. Bill sack who while he was governor by said that they should self-regulate
Target giving frontline workers another bonus
"Bonus for workers at target. It's bonus time again at Target. The retailer says that employees will receive another round of bonuses this fall. More than 350,000 workers will get the onetime bump of 200 bucks. This marks the fourth time this year. The target has handed out bonuses. And that's Diane King Hall reporting in the
Coronavirus Hospitalizations And Deaths In New York Drop
"London a little bit of hope in New York City optimism to is the number of new hospitalizations for corona virus has now dropped ABC news correspondent which Johnson with Morgan in New York epicenter where the pandemic has inflicted weeks of pain and heartbreak signs the state has turned a corner the number of people admitted to the hospital trending downward governor Cuomo urging caution the question is now how long is that the center and how steep is that the Sentinel yesterday the one day death toll in New York fell below five hundred that is the first time that's happened since April second rates have also been falling in New Jersey and Connecticut a onetime epicenter for the outbreak here in the United
Tencent profit beats on investment gain, no progress on China gaming
"Clampdown slowed revenue growth here to break down. The numbers is Bloomberg Asia tech editor Edwin Chen at these numbers. I mean, good news. We saw the stock up a little bit yesterday. Is this going to be enough to put an end to the record selloff that we've seen in tencent and one thing I like to throw out because I think people don't realize this, but tencent is actually the biggest single component of the MCI emerging market index. So when its shares start to fall, it has big implications is so dealing with. Off. I I think after losing something on your order of Turin thirty billion dollars so far this year. Ten cent was due for relief for Ellie. And I think that's the opportunity the numbers we saw overnight gave investors. It was a legitimate beat despite a one-time gain. You know, you saw areas like the cloud and finding financial services step up to the plate. It kind of take of the didn't offer the gaming business, but you know, gaming is still there Britain, but still this massive. Uncertainty hanging over it. Didn't really offer much visibility on. So I guess a lot of people expect this short lived rally do Peter out pretty soon. And in terms of influence at its clout. I mean because the second-biggest Chinese company so that's not a surprise. Yeah. I mean, if you look under the hood, of course, you've got the CLYDE business and you got the online advertising to in quite nicely. But of course, by doing Alibaba, they didn't help sentiments. So who's the question is as we look at the table setting for twenty nineteen by Alibaba. Short lived ten cent reprieve. How does China tech, inC, look in two thousand nine hundred would it be would it be disastrous? This where you have to cut a zoom out a little bit and look at things from from longer term helicopter perspective. I think there are both pressures internal and external four China tech Inc. In general of I do and all your BOS warnings for primarily predicated on the view that a Chinese economy is slowing for a variety of reasons. But but in tech specifically is seeing a lot of top down pressure from Beijing, especially on internet services of censorship. And