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"opal" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Opal now the covid pandemic, spiking again. With that Delta variant battles over vaccine and mask mandates continuing in the streets in the media on the courts of Florida Judge has just ruled out Governor Ron. The sentence cannot block local school officials from ordering masks for kids. Correspondent Manuel Bohorquez is there. Robin McCarthy, a plaintiff in the lawsuit is relieved her six year old son, who US asthma attends a Miami Dade public school wear masks are mandatory, has a right to a safe education. It's you know, he can't help it. He has asthma, and he has a right to be in school just like everybody else. This is CBS News, traffic and weather together. The Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes three minutes after four o'clock right now, and we continue to deal with some issues on area roadways right now, and some work crews in a few spots down in the south. We've got that work, continuing route 24 heading north beyond that's down in Fall River, and that's going to be there for a little while longer, Still causing a pretty Good delay. If you're on that roadway, it's going to take you in Not much more than an extra minute or two. But it will take you that extra minute or two caroling otherwise down to the South are in great shape out in central Mass, you know pretty well there as well. We do have the work going on. Still in the eastbound side in Westborough, eastbound and westbound and Southborough for about another hour or so and westbound on route to 90 in Shrewsbury work continuous just west of route 1 40 traveling right now up to the north. All is reasonably well on routes. 93 3 heading in an Out of New Hampshire. So a bit of work going on route 95 headings Southbound Danvers Right at route 1 14. Just a short delay through their traveling closer to downtown Looks like we'll have a little bit of a crash in Memorial Drive right at Mass av short delay is over there As a result, traffic as lights that makes it makes a little bit easier to circumvent. Travelling otherwise lower decker route. 90 three's a Cambridge, Southerner, and Callahan, Donald Tobin Bridge all doing very well right now. Compassion International has a network of over 300 church partners in Haiti poised to bring critical relief to those suffering because of the recent earthquake. Make your $40 gift now by texting the keyword radio Deny 97646 It is 70 degrees in Boston. It's partly cloudy. I'm Jack Heart WBZ traffic in the threes. Here's the four day WBZ AccuWeather forecast. On this Saturday morning. It will become partly cloudy and more comfortable before dawn Low 67 later today, with some sun, much cooler and less humid than recent days high 72 Partly cloudy, comfortable tonight Low 64 for tomorrow Sunday intervals of clouds and sun high 76 Monday warmer and a bit more humid. There will be some sun. Also an afternoon or evening thunderstorm in spots High Monday 86. I'm AccuWeather meteorologist Curb Opinsky WBZ Bolton's news radio. Good morning. I'm Dan Huff. Here's what's happening. A Marine from the Merrimack Valley is listed among those killed in the deadly bombing Thursday in Kabul. Has WBC TVs. David Wade, one of the Marines killed in the deadly.
Was Grand Central Station One of Hitler's Targets?
"Central station sprawls across almost fifty acres of prime manhattan real estate between train travel and tourism. It welcomes about seven hundred and fifty thousand visitors a day. There's a lot to gawk at its celestial ceiling twinkles above a bustling main concourse bullets restaurants and shops the four faced clog in the middle of the lobby is made of opal glass. But grand. central's most alluring room lies deep beneath its trained tunnels off limits in very much off the radar of the general public. The rooms name even evokes something classified in mysterious m forty the sub basement used to house the rotary converters that powered much of new york city's rail system somewhere between nine and thirteen storeys below grand central station. It's also the deepest place in new york city meaning further underground than the hidden. Money volts at the federal reserve bank downtown. The basement is only accessible through one elevator or unmarked staircase the precise locations of which are secret. Even the terminals official maps and blueprints don't mention the basement m forty two's very existence was seldom acknowledged until the nineteen eighties. Unless you're in the navy during world war two. A naval training film alluded to the mysterious basement marketing. It as the safest place in new york should a nuclear attack occur. Rumor has it adolf hitler. Do all about 'em forty two and wanted to blow it up. Which brings us to conspiracy theory number one. During world war two nazi spies sought to destroy the secret power station beneath grand
Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday
"June 19th is now officially of federal holiday. You're gonna see me dancing in the street. I tell you, I'm so happy. I don't know what to do. That's 94 year old Opal Lee affectionately referred to as the grandmother of Juneteenth. She's pushed for the day to become a national holiday for years, and now it is at a White House signing ceremony, Li described a momentous day of June 19th. 18 65 General Gordon Granger, um, made his way. To Galveston, with some 7000 colored troops they were from Illinois was in New York, and he had and Red General Order number three. That said that all the slaves were free for slaves in Texas. The news that they were free came 2.5 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at a town called Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia in signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, President Biden said the importance of this day must never be forgotten by making Juneteenth a federal holiday. All Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history. Celebrate progress and grapple. The distance. We come With additions we have to travel because, says the president, this is not just a day of remembrance and reckoning. It's a time to repair racial divisions. This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day in which remember The moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take its also a day, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for
Winfrey, Hearst Have Black Journalists Tell Elders' Stories
"Oprah Winfrey is leading a project that team's young black journalists an older black activists community leaders and regular people to talk about their lessons on life our margins are a letter with the latest Oprah Winfrey recalls being in her twenties when she became friends with port my Angelo who stressed the importance of knowing one's history Winfrey's lift every voice project teams young interviewers and photographers for mostly historic black colleges and universities with people older than seventy with remarkable stories among those interviewed or singers Dionne Warwick and Patti LaBelle actor Andrea shields an activist Claudette Colvin and opal leak the stories will run on Oprah daily dot com and in magazines like elle Good Housekeeping and esquire
"opal" Discussed on Fresh Air
"A warm salt of the earth type. Who's smarter than you might think it. If was to will is slater than mere of east town is also less taxing. The violence isn't grisly family. Life isn't emotional carnage. And we don't feel life's darkness glowering down at this instead in classic episodic tv fashion perla mcguire catchy new murder each week.
"opal" Discussed on Fresh Air
"By grace. Jones one of the performers who inspired the character opel and doni walton's new novel. I'm terry gross. And this is fresh air. What happens after a officer. Shoot someone who's unarmed for decades in california internal affairs investigations. How the police police themselves for secret until now listen to on our watch. A- podcast from npr. Cake you let's get back to my interview with donny. Walton author of the novel. The final revival of opel. Nev- it's about an unlikely music duo from the early seventies is described as an ebony skinned fashion rebel an afro punk ancestor outcast. Black girl from detroit never withdrawn goofy wide english boy who writes stories that take place on other planets and becomes a singer songwriter. The story is told in the form of an oral history written in two twenty sixteen by music journalist who recently became the editor of music magazine. The first black editor in chief of that magazine. Her father had been the drummer with oakland of. He was killed in a riot at a music. Showcase featuring opel enough and a southern rock band that war confederate flags. This is tony. Walton's first novel. She has worked as an editor at essence entertainment. Weekly getty images and life. There's a photo of opo of taken right after they were roughed up at the riot that broke out at the concert. And i want you to describe the photo so the photo is coming out of the riot with opel. Piggyback on him. They're coming out of the theater. Opel has broken her ankle and she has seen from her vantage point on the stage. She has seen jimmy killed and she's coming out. She is screaming in the photo so her mouth is open and she has on her stage costumes still so she has the sequence on her is she has Sort of a strip of hair down the middle a wig glued to the middle of her scalp and it sort of trailing behind her and she at first glance in the photo she looks sort of like a warrior. you know. she's got her hands kind of up and This very tense and screaming face. And you know what she as. She recounts in the book. She's actually screaming to go back and get jimmy. Because she doesn't know at that point he's dead. She's just seen him be beaten very badly and nev has broken ribs and he's sort of been over and very kind of you know he's got this black eyeliner on that's all streaked and a white button down in jeans. And he sort of you know kind of stumbling underneath her weight and just after the photo was taken they kind of stumble onto this red carpet. So this picture becomes very famous and for the photographer who took it. It's her moment of fame and it opens doors to other things for as photographer But i think opel thinks of this photo is being kind of exploitive that.
"opal" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Basically the dukes of hazzard and i remember being young and watching the dukes of hazzard with my cousins and not knowing what that thing was on the top of the car and my parents not wanting to like. Lay all this heavy stuff on me about what it meant and wondering why they seemed a little uncomfortable with watching the dukes of hazzard and it was all things that i grappled with when i got older and actually when i left the south when i lived in other places and would see it after the riot breaks out at this music showcase and bakers who have come to see the southern rock band. Start really doing damage. The drummer for opel enough is killed and the music journalist writing this oral history. Is his daughter. So part of why. She's writing this history to learn more about who her father was and how he died because her mother was pregnant with her when her father died so she never really got to meet him after. This horrible incident. Opel who is injured in that incident is is is really shaken and feels partly responsible for what happened and she writes a song called. Who's the n. word now. I mean she uses the word in the song and again this is nineteen seventy so tell us about that song and why you wanted her to write it Well it's actually more of a collaboration between her and have this is the point. Where before the riot never has been. The songwriter and opel has been his featured singer. You know she mostly sings background vocals and she occasionally takes the lead on the song but this is the first time that lyrically they've kind of worked together on a and i think what happens is opal and never come into riverton showcase. Which is this concert. They come into it one way and they leave. It greatly changed for opel. I think it is a moment of politicisation. She has been traumatized. She is also very angry..
Adopting New Technology in Rehab with Ian Opal from Restore Skills
"Here's ian opel from restore skills having a conversation about how we we drive clinicians to adopt new technologies in. Welcome to show are you. I'm fantastic groppy at. Yeah thanks for being part of what we're doing here so for those who don't know you give us a little background about yourself and what brings you to what you're doing today which is working in tech well. Most importantly my background is an occupational therapist. Have been for twenty five years Clinically my passion has always been dementia capable care so twenty years. I've been certified as a dementia capable therapist and it taught me early on the importance of having a person centered approach. And so i. I had to learn when i was working with individuals with dementia. That it's important that you learn their interests habits tendencies preferences work history family history to gain their trust in agreement before even being able to do anything clinically. Why am i giving you that. That intro is is. I had no idea would become so well. Rooted in person centered care. And over the years i had a career both in operations Clinical and nfc in a real drop off in a person. Even though we talk more about. I've seen a real real drop off clinically of therapists. Today engaging their patients offer the best possible experience to get the best possible outcome so about a year ago i stepped away from the operation side and invested in a digital health field and have been working on developing a product called restore skills. Where today. I'm i'm serving the chief clinical officer for this new technology
Oppo find x3 pro review
"Embargo for the for the find x three pro lifted this morning this is okposo latest and greatest opo and oneplus share parent company. Bb case so there will be some overlap in what we talk about We don't know a lot about the oneplus series but what we know about the finance three pro. I think will dovetail nicely into the rumors for the oneplus nine. So let's start with you. Miriam you have this phone. It's oboe is not a brand name and north america yet. But i think it's becoming a bit more ubiquitous in europe where alex is you've reviewed one pl- or oboe phones for years now and you're you're among the first people to bring kind of these. Chinese brand opal vivo. Walkway into the purview of us audiences. So when you take a look at the x three pro. What's your first impression. Is this a phone that was made for a worldwide audience or is this more a phone that was made for a chinese audience. That is them being sort of adapted for the west. I think we're at the point now. Where i wanna odd xiaomi to your last i think yeah okay. I think we're the point. Where really these global launches of these phones the me levin from shami recently of course the oppo phoenix three pro and financial three series our global phones through and through. And i think that that's very exciting to me. Now we get the short end of the stick in north america. You're in canada. I'm in the us. Because we still don't get full five g support for our weird bands. And that means that i hesitate to recommend this phone to folks live on the north american continent of this time. I haven't tested the oppo yet on five g. here i'm hoping that as qualcomm becomes more omnipresent not that it isn't already but i mean in terms of its Band support for five g. sub. Six that we get eventually to a point where even buying global phone will just work on some bands in us. Kind of like four g. Lt. foams do and in canada. So i think these phones feel like truly global phones to me. I think that the biggest challenge the biggest obstacle that existed in the pass with these two years ago three years ago. If you imported one was the software. Felt very chinese in the sense that it was. It's like it's hard to explain. But there's a certain flavor to chinese phones if you've ever used one that doesn't have google services on it and that's changed radically. I think caller west which is what apple runs which is an on top of android is even closer now to oxygen. Which is what one plus has which makes sense. Bbq groups same company but in the past. That wasn't always the case. And i think xiaomi's done a very good job as well as an improving it appears to be more you know more universal to the global markets to customers in different countries. So i really have no qualms with this phone i think. It's it's a solid all-round flagship. It brings to the table some things we've never seen before and it on top of that. You know short of the five g support from north. America is a truly global phone so alex. You're the only person among the four of us that uses this phone. Where in the markets intended give us your overview of how fits into the uk european market. And what your first impressions are so whether fit into the market. Whether hoping to the mock i think is in the gap. The is currently in the process of being vacated by wa so there is a a room for another major player in europe and the uk. And i think that's that's where they plan to slow us into already seeing that taking advantage of always current challenges in china whether the now the the number one manufacturer but yeah i think in terms of just the quality the phone. It's it builds on what we saw in the next two pro in little ways last year But the my money this is a little bit of a one. Step forward one step back. Sort of a situation They're all the things. I really enjoyed about the findings to pro- And it it just seemed to have every angle sort of covered in terms of photography and a big part of that is super zoom telephoto in it. Yeah oddly something that a lot of brands of moving away from this year with the exception of while way sometime maybe xiaomi That's something i really miss. Unfor- photography scented phone that seems like a big emission. Especially when you have this weird microscope thing which is fun to play around with but is not going to have anywhere near the practical value In terms like dealer photography assume would get you So that's one sort of disappointments. That i have with it Made worse by the fact that. I'm not a massive found. The microscope The other side air you. i know this is. This is a one. A one point of conflicts on this phone denialism massive out of the microscope. But just before we get to that. The other thing is Find extra prolapsed yet no wireless charging is kind of becoming a table. Stakes feature ever since apple introduced is Now we finally have that but the battery life is just null. Great unstaffed That's the problem right When you getting in the region of twelve to thirteen hours In its its fooling over after about three and a half hours screen on you know especially for me coming from pixel five and show. I've been spoiled a little bit by that phone but Yeah it's haunted. Described the boundary line for this thing is anything but just a big disappointment for me. I would agree with that in the week or so that i've used it especially coming from the galaxy s twenty one pixel five. This is a big battery. that just doesn't perform like a big battery but were still a month out from launch and miriam. I know you haven't spent a ton of time with it but what's your impression of. I wanna come back to the camera. Because i think the the cameras a sort of a question mark for me. Every time i've spoken to one. Plus they give me different answers for why they made the decisions they did around the load out but the phone. Form factor right. They made a big deal about this single piece of glass on the back and how they machine did and you know burned it in killing at seven hundred degrees and puts a magic spell on it to keep its shape and all that. What's your impression of the form of this device. It's really interesting. And i think it's something that a lot of people it's pretty arresting to somebody who's looking at it from the back for the first time. Yeah i love the design. I think it's really unique. A middle worried that you know. It's like form over function in some way. Because i mean at this price point. What's the price anyway. Do we know eleven hundred pounds or twelve hundred years this price. That's fine but i like so gonna be a thousand like it's about the same as the next to last year pros last year. But he's a little bit cheaper but yeah that over thousand dollar price point. I'm okay with the crazy. You know wizards type approach to making the thing with thousands of hours of manufacturing time. Whatever it might be. I think it looks really cool. I've got the kind of grayish color. One agree dark rate lack. I don't know what color that is. But it's looking at a mirror. The whole thing is one piece. It's very cool. My my thing is that i'm really happy. They added wireless charging. That was the thing that i wanted to make a final to pro my daily driver austere and it up with of course oneplus eight pro which is count like again you know the oneplus nine pro is going to be a dead ringer of this phone. So no surprise there like in many ways so the reason i couldn't do it because what trudging was missing. Now that's been remedied by battery life. I haven't tested yet. So i don't know but it might be a result of trying to run everything at one twenty hertz and quad hd. I feel that. If i have to compromise somewhere it's resolution usually my eight pro oneplus a prior run at ten eighty p right and probably run the oneplus nine pro and switched to it at ten pm. Pretty convinced. i'm going to switch to it so wait you're of all the phones that you've used including the galaxy s twenty one. You're still using the eight pro. Is your daily driver. Oh yeah no. Don't i don't want to switch to off and i have so many ops to reinstall and set up a one once a year thing and i have to pick wisely right last year. I decided that i was going to wait. For the pixel five and so i hung hoed with the pixel forty or whatever four acceler my pocket for a while and then i realized that the pixel five was giving giving me what i want and the four or five g was actually the better form but didn't have wireless charging in my opinion so then i went said. I need to make a decision. So i went eight pro and the reason for that is i want i want wanna pixel essentially but i wanna flagship right. So what's the closest you can get to that. You can't get a flagship from google anymore. Anyway i digress but back to the quickey unfortunately have just to go as soon but i feel that for me. What surprised me. The most is the telephone okay. I couldn't get numbers on this. Is it three x two x two x optical and switch to x optical with five x figs. Zoom whatever hybrid. That's hybrid probably looks okay at five x hybrid but probably know better than one hundred eight megapixel. That's trying to do five x kinda like the eleven right. Yeah these over the past It's just fine. I is is fine of five but go beyond five. It's a bit yeah. We had a paris copa. Like five x right. That was different from the oneplus. Eight pro which only had like three x telephoto. So i think the teleph- the the lack of the telephoto disappearing from almost everyone's phones except for you know an iphone doesn't really count because there's only two axe to me. Anything that's to excellence doesn't count. It has to be three more. And ideally it needs to have two of them like the s twenty one ultra or the. We p forty pro plus. Which was my darling camera phone last year. Despite the lack of gm's so you see. That's the reason. Part of the reason daniel that i went with the pro because i knew that if i needed a better camera just pull out a weiwei. P forty plus and carry that with me right and so so then. I guess the party question that i would ask is what would it take for the financial three pro to be your daily driver over the nine. The oneplus nine pro. Because they are so similar to things. And i want that i feel. Actually this might take away from this. Phone is that oppo is holding back for an ultra version. Yes that was my conspiracy theories. Well i feel like we're like because everybody's doing more than a pro. Now i feel that apple is exploring that ultra premium end. And he's gonna come out with a special edition of this phone. That will have a proper periscope telephoto. But what would make me switch would be more see right now. Could live with a two x telephoto. If it's any good. I don't know off to try it but i think for me. It's five g support simply. Because i'm on t. mobile in the us and it's actually beneficial in terms of network coverage for me it's not really beneficial terms of speed by re does give me slightly better performance in some fringe situations and that would be my big. My big request bought the other thing. That i'm interested intrigued. Bob because i haven't really had chance to tessies. Cameras yet. Is their choice of using the two identical fifty megapixel. I am seven six six sensors on the ultrawide and the main to get perfect color. Matching 'cause how's that worked out for you guys so interesting thing. That is the you in theory. That is what happens. But then you have the ai thing that's turned on. Which can you run. I'm not sure by default but if you use it You know it's very useful things in some situations but if you use it then you can get radically different looking switching between the two lenses if you don't have the tent on yet is obviously much closer as a parting thought. I have a feeling that while last year's apple finds pro would have been my choice for that time period of the year that first half of the year until the no twenty ultra came out. Which was my darling phone of the fall. But i switched to it because i was lazy. And of course he has twenty ultra. now is a pretty solid choice for photography. I think until until then until the eight pro last year the findings to pro choice other than wireless charging and five jeep but this year. I'm much more convinced that all want the oneplus nine pro. That's your segue as i'm leaving because for me. The one plus nine pro. F- i don't know all of the details yet but that hassle partnership has me intrigued and more importantly i know it's going to support all the bands properly in the us. And it's going to have wireless charging which i need and it's going to be a slightly smaller phone. I think this year which. I'm very happy about because the eight cross a freaking monster of a beast. It's too big for me over there. So i think the x three profiles held back to me somehow. Apple is i can know what apple can do and be group and this is very good by this. This aversion to telephoto in chinese phones right now xiaomi's doing it too is driving me nuts. I don't get it i want all of it. I don't care about microscope. it's cool. I don't care about a macro because an ultra wide can do macro like it is on this phone. It is on one plus pro phones
Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street
"For celebration before Ash Wednesday in the beginning of Lent, But ABC is Jim Ryan says Fat Tuesday. 2021 is dramatically slimmed down. This'll was Mardi Gras 2020 of thousands float into New Orleans to celebrate its not that one of them carried coronavirus. Louisiana has recorded 9300 covert deaths in the 12 months since then. The decision was made to prohibit the usual parades and mass parties. Bourbon Street is abandoned on this fat Tuesday, and Opal Simpson had a restaurant to herself might not have MARTA ground, but we still got the music and we got the spirit generally in ABC News. Governor Bashir's covert briefing is coming up at
Warner Bros.' Wonka prequel gets 2023 release date
"Wonka Prequel. Yeah, training yesterday. Tell me what is the prequel mean? I'm so comes before the movies that we know that this would be the story before Esso Warner Brothers is moving ahead with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel. It's just called Walker. At this point. The plot details have been kind of kept under wraps up about the upcoming adaptation will reportedly center around Willy Wonka's early days prior to operating his elaborate fact. The range in the really Wonka movie. They kind of mentioned when they're great. Paul Joe right there. Would you work with them? I think so. Yeah. So we don't know if the Opal Lupas will make an appearance. And maybe this will show the part where he meets the Lupus. There goes the Lupoli. I know. I don't know. But would it be an idea that you would say Yeah, I would probably check that. Did you say I'm sorry? I missed that. If he did, he said, who's playing Willy? They don't have that Cassidy. That's crucial for May. I would agree with that, so,
Rapper Lil Wayne pleads guilty to federal weapons charge
"Lil Wayne pleading guilty to a federal gun charge and Miami courtroom. Authorities say the gold plated weapon was discovered during a luggage search it Opal, aka executive airport one year ago, an anonymous tip led officers to conduct the search He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
Don't expect a call in the presidential race anytime soon as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin process votes
"Election is hanging in the balance, with the outcome dependent on a handful of battleground states, where the results may not be known for days. President Trump has just said that as far as he is concerned, he has won the vote on any attempts to frustrate that victory would be taken to the Supreme Court. He presented no evidence for his claim. This is a major fraud in our nation. We want The law to be used in a proper manner. So we'll be going to the U. S. Supreme Court. We want to all voting to stop. We don't want them to find any ballot, said Four o'clock in the morning and add them to the list. OK, it's It's a very sad It's a very sad moment. To me. This is a very sad moment and We will win this and a CE. Far as I'm concerned. We already have. Mr. Trump hailed his victories in Florida, Ohio and Texas as triumphs and predicted further success in Georgia and North Carolina. He also hinted Pennsylvania would fall to him. Mr Trump's challenger, Joe Biden could still take Arizona on crucial states such as Wisconsin and Michigan in the Midwest. Speaking to supporters, Mr Biden said he still believed he was on track to win the election wouldn't be over until every vote had been counted. You know, we could know the results as early as tomorrow morning, but it may take a little longer. As I've said all along. It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare who's won this election. That's the decision of the American people, But I'm optimistic about this outcome. Of the election Now on a knife edge, John. So Opal reports from the White House. America seems to be heading towards a nightmare scenario where, after a divisive campaign, it could still be days or weeks before the country knows who's won its presidential election. A blue wave that Democrats had hoped for failed to materialize. And it all looks on a knife edge. All seems to hinge on the old rust belt states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Those states have not declared on final results may not come until Friday, and then there's the possibility of legal challenges. This election has resolved nothing so far on North
Community mourns fallen Seattle-area Officer Jonathan Shoop
"Grows in Bothell for the police officer, Jonathan Shoop, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Monday night, Cuomo's Joe Marino visited the site, candles, messages and Mementos stretch across the plaza in front of both awful City Hall. The community came to mourn the death of Officer Jonathan Shoop. It was really early Jackie needed always really good guy. Greg Opal says he and Shupe would often talk sometimes about his dog, Lucy. You see it the bark and a bull over and come out and say at a Lucy just loved the dog and Only this chat. People filled the plaza throughout the day, and parents brought their Children as they paid their respects. We tend to come together pretty Pretty well when tough times comes so that I'll bring him down and support the police down here. Investigators say Shoop and his partner were chasing a driver who took off from a traffic stop. The driver got out after hitting a man on the road, then walked toward the patrol car and started firing a gun into the windshield, and a second officer survived the shooting.
Seattle - Bothell mourns slain police officer Jonathan Shoop killed during traffic stop
"First of alive. Look at the growing memorial for Bottle Police Officer Jonathan Shoot who was shot and killed in the line of duty, flowers and balloons cards surrounding this police SUV outside Bottle City Hall tonight. Tonight, the community gathering for a vigil to remember Officer Shoot who was killed around this time last night during a traffic stop. Another officer survived. We're learning more about the man who died serving his community. Most droll Marino joins us with the loss that has left this city aching Joel. This is really something to behold. Molly Impression and justice. All the balloons and other tributes out here encircle this patrol car so too As a community wrapped itself around this man and this department and amid all the grief or some frightening new details about how officer Shoop was killed. Candles, messages and Mementos stretch across the plaza in front of awful City Hall, where the community came to mourn the death of Officer Jonathan Shoop. It was really, really touching. touching. He He was was always always really really good good guy, guy, Greg Greg Opal Opal says says He He and and Shupe Shupe would would often often talk talk sometimes sometimes about about his his dog, dog, Lucy. Lucy. He's He's seeing seeing it it at at the the park park and and a a bull bull over over and and come come out out and and say say at a Lucy just loved the dog and Only this chat. People filled the plaza throughout the day, and parents brought their Children as they paid their respects. We tend to come together pretty Pretty well when tough times come, so I thought I'd bring him down and support the police down here. Investigators say Shoop and his partner were chasing a driver who took off from a traffic stop. The driver got out after hitting a man on the road, then walked toward the patrol car and started firing a gun into the windshield. Shoop was killed at the scene. The other officer wounded. Their work is just so valuable. And so cherished and we're so thankful for Their willingness to give up their life to protect ours. Shoop. It also served in the Coast Guard for a time worked in the tech industry. Did he just Came from Amazon police partner by year ago. Shoop also had a fiancee as well as his mom to brothers. We really appreciate police in model for sure. The man arrested for killing Shoop should be in court tomorrow. Family members claimed that that man has a history of mental illness. Not
"opal" Discussed on Next Question with Katie Couric
"Of it is an indictment of the news cycle, because it gets a lot of attention, and then it fades away, and it gets a lot of attention but the. Accumulated! Particularly for the black community is something that I don't think. I've appreciated enough. I think I've been a bystander. And I think I have a high degree of empathy in general as a person, but your empathy can only get you so far if your life experience is so dramatically different. So I'm trying to understand how I can be less of a bystander or less of a witness and help be a change agent. and. Because, I think I am in a position where I can do that in my own way with my own. People who respect me or or think of me in a positive way so? I think it's been a tremendous wakeup. Call I think that. You know what Opal was saying how she's also. It does feel like this is different. This time is different. It's a watershed moment and that. It's an opportunity hopefully. I say prayer fully that progress can actually be made, and that we can start grappling with some of these insidious. Problem seemingly intractable problems that are the product of generations. Of attitudes and an oppression, and finally begin to figure out a way that we can make things right. I wanted to jump in and say something If if we look at the murder in isolation and and the series of barberry behaviors done to individuals isolation of the system that empowers the behavior to continue we, we will not. We will. We will not really do George Floyd or or bottom, John or any of the many other things we could call any favors if we don't acknowledge the fact that the police report. Head to be changed when the video came out. If, we don't acknowledge that the top sees differ depending upon who did if we don't take the deeper dive into a criminal justice system that enables this behavior and supports its own in this barbaric behaviour if we don't. that. Than then it will remain a murder whether it's tried as a murderer, not an won't at least become a martyr. To a bigger understanding of system that seeks to correct itself, I I am hardened and encourage the the fact that this does not feel like a black people's problems this time when I see whites in the street and Brown people in the street and young people in the street and Oak people, when I see behind the scenes, executives and elected officials having deeper conversations. I'm kind of encourage. I have been on the phone with a series of influential pastors black and white, a huge amount of white pastors trying to. Come to grips with this what I tried to make. People understand that being black is a lot like being a molested child. When somebody has power over you and they abused our over you, the same symptomatic conditions exist in our community that would exist in a molested a child in my forty three years of ministry, working with molestation, one of the horrific things about it is to not be believed. And there's something about this time. That we're starting to feel like. Maybe somebody believed US Stan. Because historically. If you bring it up, you're race baiting. your you rush to judgment too soon. all the evidence not in. We're waiting on due process. There were all of these little things that were said to forge your voice out and to shut you up, and then the system chewed you up and spit you out at a bar. Barbaric Way with court appointed attorneys and and crafty judicial switches. There's something about this time. That I'm starting to feel like maybe somebody hearing us. Maybe somebody is believing us that we don't. It's bad enough to be mauled in the process in its worst, not be believed. And they the real. The real abuse is to be traumatized by the event and then be traumatized by the fact that you have to balance. You have to prove that this ugly horrible thing is real and nothing that you present is accepted as legitimate and on the heels of Kobe. Teen. And what that has done to us as a community by quite brown to be an isolation for all of these weeks, and still not be saved, still not be free to cover our mouths in our nose in our ears, and and every time you go out the door, sneeze or get a scratchy throat, you wonder. Are you next for all of the hundred thousand people who died on ventilators? We had not recovered from from that. We we. We have not recovered from Medgar Evers Sweden not recovered from Dr King. We've recovered from Jim. Crow and slavery only because. The moment you're trying to get better, something else comes and takes you back triggers you right back to that same spot again like an abused child, there are triggers and these triggers keeps shooting in to us until there's almost nothing left at feel like the headboard of Winnie. Mandela's bedpost shot through with holes in South Africa. I feel like We have had to be silent because we have not been believed. And we've murmured amongst ourselves until all of a sudden, the murmuring has become a scream. Scream so loud in so piercing that it has become inconvenient, and I'm listening to America who wants to shut up the screen more than they want to stop the abuse. Amazon powerful, and you name Bishop. This kind of repeated abuse this repeated. Over generation, it's historical trauma current TRAUMAS current abuse afflictions. These types of endemic hardships and our communities. And this is all why black lives matter was created seven years ago, we knew we had to name that anti black racism in our society was quite literally killing us not only in the streets, not only at the hands of police overlooking in our economic system, the healthcare system the education system. Just abysmal. Impact. When you look at our communities, and how it's racialist, and how racism is quite literally cutting our lives shorts. And it was because there was this deafening silence around how? How vastly different the black experiences in this country? Compared to our counterparts, and we had to name it. Because for far too long, there was a silence and what we say now is that to be silent is to be complicit. Silence is to sat on the sidelines and act as.
VW Beetle Part III: From Hitler to Hippies
"Back to the epic conclusion of our three part series on the Volkswagen Beetle. It's been dark road the F. Are you guys a lot of really messed up stuff? But there's a lot of peace in love in the future. Yea here that this episode is about peace and love so I'm looking forward to. We're going to get there. Hey guys welcome to the. Pass Gas podcast. You like passed gas. Please help us grow by giving us a good rating and a nicer view on the podcast platform of your choice to really help us out. I really appreciate it. Thank you all right now for the show. When we last left off the Volkswagen Wolfsburg factory originally meant to Make Carson. People WAS BUILDING WEAPONS OF WAR INSTEAD. Wolfsburg was targeted by the allies and nearly destroyed but the war ended. Hitler was dead. It was time yeah. It was time for the Volkswagen to live up to. Its name is name was the people's car Ooh bye-bye now that the war was over. Germany was faced with the massive task of reconstructing a shattered country including resupplying. The transportation needs for the people after the war. Germany was divided into multiple zones. The British American Soviet and French sectors Wolfsburg was situated within the British sector and the factory was still under the British pocket book in the years after the war it was also under constant threat of being shut down but once the British and American sectors merged it became apparent that British Army Engineer Major Ivan. Hirst would be able to secure the necessary funding to keep the factory afloat. The country would once again be allowed to participate within the global free market in nineteen forty seven. Obviously these policies had a direct impact on the Volkswagen factory British officials representing the VW plant had continued to push further permission to export during all of these changes every single one of their requests export though had been denied but now the Germany was allowed to enter the market the VW plant was finally viewed as a way to ease the British expenses and in March of nineteen forty seven. The factory quotas were raised. The People's car would be allowed to be exported outside of Germany but only to the Netherlands Belgium and France. The first official export of the car occurred in August that same year? A massive total of five cars were exported and the process was a difficult. One selling quote. Hitler'S CARS TO COUNTRY. Hitler try to Concord. Seemed kind of absurd but it wasn't Hitler's car anymore. So anything can happen. I think they should should stop calling Hitler's car if they want to sell it. Probably not the best marketing hooked. This is a great car. This was Hitler's car. It was obvious that British Army Engineer Major Ivan. Hirst couldn't run the plant forever. He was a military man and while he loved his position at the plant he had a larger job that took priority but each time they tried to take her out of the factory chaos ensued. He ran a tight ship soon enough. The search for a replacement began but for the volatile plant to return to German hands. It needed someone who had expertise when it came to running a major factory. Former Opel head Heinrich Nordhoff. Remember him from the last episode mentioned him he had been barred from working in the American business sector since he had been given an award from the Nazis. A FEW YEARS PRIOR ON K. Not a good look opal was controlled by GM. And Mr Nordhoff was forced out of his job. Due to America's quote no nonsense policy on Nazi involvement after the war you know other than hiring Nazi scientists to develop bombs and stuff. Yeah and like the entire space program. Yeah let's not talk about. Yeah that's true Operation Paper Clip. Look it up. When it came to looking for a factory manager Nordhoff. He might sense. He was experienced in managing factories and since the VW plant was under British control. He was actually allowed to work there on January. First of nineteen forty eight Heinrich took up position as managing director of the Volkswagen. Plant by recommendation of major hearst upon his arrival to Wolfsburg Nordhoff noted that the factory still looked exactly like it did during the war. It was basically a pile of ruins that could somehow produce cars so he knew he had a lot of work to do. So we got the work while he was meant to report to hearst with each action the roles were kind of reversed. It was obvious that Nord off was the expert and no one complained. Once you took control. The first thing Nordhoff did was replaced all the English signs back to German ones. Oh that's the bathroom is been peeing in jars from meanwhile nineteen forty. Seven was a terrible year for Ferdinand. Porsche he had been moved from his original prison to the Dank Dungeons in dijon into John. That sounds like your APP album named Dude Dank dungeons dungeons. That's pretty good good anyway remember. He had been arrested by the French. Police For colluding with Hitler Hitler. Yeah that guy so at this prison in the in Dijon. They were not even given beds all around him other men involved in the war. We're being sentenced to death in the Nuremberg trials. So at least Porsche was better off than that. After twenty two months Porsche and his family were released from the French prisons and declared not guilty of their crimes as the French government only tried him regarding the forced labor of French prisoners The Porsche Corporation to this day still denies the use of forced labour in their factory. At the time just it's better just to come clean about it. You know. Yeah Yeah I mean there's no way right. There's no way that they didn't. I don't know the rest of his record was sort of six months after his arrival to the Volkswagen Factory Heinrich Nordhoff was still sleeping on the factory. Floor on a flimsy. Kat issues plagued the factory especially the lack of housing but most importantly there wasn't really a local market for the cars. Germany was still dirt poor. And those who have the money to buy car tended to steer clear of the word. Volkswagen makes sense also. The factory was amazingly inefficient. It took workers in a reported three hundred hours to build a single car so nordhoff had to reshuffle the factory line in order to imitate the successful style of the lines in Detroit. Normally that Nordhoff expertise allowed him to play with the budget. A little bit. Nineteen forty-nine was the first year the factory was given a firm quota of forty thousand cars and nord-ost reshuffling allowed the cars to be produced over two hundred dollars under budget nor off also rebuilt the factory. He figured out that having bombed out walls and ceilings. Kinda hurt company around. Yeah I remember when our office got blown up. That was really tough to come to work every day. Yes like where do I plug my charger in? Yeah there's no wall. Where am I snack? All my snacks. So Heinrich had the place tidied up a little bit. Most importantly he completely changed the entire decision making power structure of the factory. Using a general manager who controlled multiple departments head on and so on while that's super commonplace. Now this was revolutionary at this time in German history but ultimately the company was still controlled by the British government and while they remain about as far out of the picture as they could heinrich still had to answer to them in the end.
Anthony scores winning basket, Blazers beat Raptors 101-99
"Carmelo Anthony led the way for Portland is a trailblazer such the represent a thriller won a one ninety nine at Scotiabank arena the game tied at ninety nine Patrick because pass for Kyle Lowry one of the battles with thirteen seconds left after trailblazers time out control at the knees ray opal jumper was good giving port in the lead with three seconds to go Lowry held the ball in his hands for the game's final play for a game winning three bounced off the rim at the little scores petition with twenty eight points this is a big confidence booster for the bring well bowls for especially going to last game on this road trip will we have an opportunity to come out of district one on on the one side Larry was a raptor top score with a double double twenty four points and ten assists joined other Toronto
Lil' Wayne's plane searched by feds in Miami
"According to a report rapper at little Orleans private jet was search by federal agents at a Miami airport on Monday evening agents from the FBI and the brick bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives boarded the plane at the Miami opal lock executive airport the I. at Miami Herald says according to the report the agent's order the plane stopped if they received a tip that passengers on the jet may be transporting drugs it was not clear if anyone on board the plane had been arrested or if any drugs were found in the search and all that you see in his Twitter feed is little wing goes it's all good that is not the same as you been cleared his attorneys like a we're good for now so it might end up pretty bad
"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
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"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
"Meter long. While really big body Baga uh-huh and way we love lot in cool and it's just amazing to think about this this country this environment when it was so different today with he's massive carnivores and then the soaring sore pods two or three species at least of Sora pods and then the owner applaud. Diversity was just extraordinary Henry here and and that's the picture that's coming out of all the wonderful work that's happening not just in lightning Ridge through western Queensland and down in southern Victoria this is great stuff. That's happening W I too. So it's a golden age of dinosaur discovery in Australia. And we're just part of that boat G. We're having a good time watching it all come together. Lightning claw What what all do you have of lightning claw The most the best nine element is a third metatarsal from the from the foot shouts of bigfoot pine. And it's it's just beautiful because it's really complete and being There is a Clo- bone a hand clothing line and in there a few other skeleton elements. I think there's probably about. I should check the pipe before I signed the I think he could count them on the fingers of two hands the number of binds that we have so it is a partial skeleton in but not as complete as the skeleton story. Ah yeah so for our listeners if they wanted to learn more about you and your work and the Opel Center. Where's where's the best place for them to go Well I can go to our website which is just. WWW is trying. I will send a dot com. We have a facebook page which we go through a little bursts of activity early on and then we get caught up with with with other work yet. It probably the best two places and if anyone's coming pass lightning ridge place coming and have a look at at the moment. We have only a very small part of our collection on display. But it's a it's an exquisite little display with some highlights from the collection that will give you a taste of what's coming on new center. Yeah we'll definitely have to come back in a few years you will be will maybe come to the opening. No that'd be good yeah awesome. Well thank you so much for joining us. It's my great pleasure. Thanks for your interest in high and good tool Ladonna fans out thank you thanks again Jenny. The Lightning Ridge in general and the opalised dinosaurs in particular was one of the biggest biggest highlights of our.
"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
"The apple fields that we believe a perspective for having had material dumped they that over the years the wind and rain will have sort of exposed a little they she. We found two crocodile taste with roots still attached and now Super Ray fajita crocodile materials quite rare from this deposit and Fontaine with the route still attached. Which means it? The animal dodd with tooth in its June rather than shading the tooth is pretty rare so exciting donoso material to through two thousand sixteen to Evapotirya events. Found what has become the first published opalised Carla Soul Austere. Damn so one of the Bahraini any skin plights from analyst governing Halsall Donoso and that was found by two of applicants without our systems at all I just realize looking. It's something different and when I showed it to fill. He realized immediately what it was particularly from his work material in Canada and Yes we're finding wonderful things on is digs and forming friendships and people come back and volunteer in other ways. So yeah it's A. It's a wonderful scientifically productive active activity. But what I hadn't realized before we started was how it also brings together people who have shading trysts and some of them at Sophis- Tom. They've got to hang out for six sties with people who get it people who really shave their interest and get excited by the same thing and that's beautiful awesome so through that program. mm-hmm is that. How Fast Oreo was found? Now Foster area was found Actually by a minor in one thousand nine hundred five and the strike museum had sort of put out a call to let people know that That were looking for fossils and you could have your fossils identified the so a mine named Bob Foster was finding fossils. It has hey tells the story if they had color in them so though apple with Jam Kala he'd just cut them. He wasn't really interested in the fossils much he tells tells the story with a twinkle in his eye knowing that he's making his cry. Why it was just telling it as it was but he came across a group of really distinct beautifully preserved binds and he really knew he had something then so he packed some of them up into a bag and he went to Sydney and he got into these trying museum talked? He's Wayne to say the curators and sort of put the things out on the table and the guys would just floor. Because I'd never seen anything like it very few you people know. Lightning Ridge is the only dinosaur fossil site in New South Wales and applause fossils. So it's actually super if these training museum to have somebody rocket walk-up with Donaldson. So yeah it it's sort of a bit of a long story but The Chinese Museum Tame helped excavate the material Bulb Bob linked the material to these dry museum and then many years later at came back to lightning ridge on loan to the tribal Senator Bob Gifted the material to his his son and daughter and then I decided to us in two thousand fifteen took a while to do the research and then offer it to go through the refereeing crisis and everything but in I think it was July these she. We revealed a new species of Iguana Dante. Dinosaur Iguanodon Donoso and we revealed the fact that there are actually heard of them so there were four individuals who had died together or at least they re remains had been buried together and thus I think maybe the most spectacular ocular fossil that you guys have here just because it's so huge and yeah that's right and I mean we've we've only got on display a very small part of it to this. I can't remember. It's something like fifteen to twenty percent of the skeleton which which is actually one of the more complete non-associated Australia and certainly the most complete applies dinosaur skeleton in the world. That's all applies fifteen to twenty gates all I realize but most of its income inaudible so it's the gray material that we likely co Potch and then there are small all pieces of it that have got the color in it that really Mike it identifiable as simple Yeah so the majority of it. It's not you know the media coverage went wild and we had jewel encrusted dinosaur finds. It was it was magnificent some of the descriptions house just rating thinking. Wow finally so yeah. It's not most. It just looks like Gray Barn. And then they're elements of it where you can say blue or green or the colors coming through which is incredible. And that's when when you're really dealing with helical yeah. was there anything else you'd want to add. I should just talk about Latin enclo- because you know we are. We are dinosaur team just thinking about the other dinosaur. That's really well nine from He. We have the biggest carnivorous Donna. Soul nine from Bein. Reminding Australia which is locked UNCLOG. It's a mega up. Trud for those who are familiar with Australian NATO or Banjo from Winston in in question Queensland closely related to Australia the NATO just a little bit bigger and lightning Clo- Unfortunately hasn't got scientific name because the referees for that type of decided that wasn't quite enough material you to warrant that but it's a really exciting donoso too. I mean specific.
"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
"Egg their true. Maybe if enough people ask about it we'll tell you which wjr dinosaurs are involved. It's also a good way to wrap up the decade because it has all of the stories that we've had in our different top ten dinosaur books but with a top fifty so has four of those rolled into one as well as ten new dinosaur discoveries from twenty eighteen which is probably the last time we're GONNA the right. One of these are moving on to new types of books and different projects. So if you want to get the complete collection of all of our dinosaurs dinosaurs short stories little vignettes of these dinosaurs in their natural ecosystem. Then fifty dinosaur tales is the perfect book. And since it's an audio book it's I like listening to the podcast as a fictionalized version of it. Yeah so grab your copy yet. Bit Dot L. Y. Slash fifty dinosaur tales. It's it's the number fifty and then tales. TAAS and now. We're GONNA go onto our interview with Jenny. We're joined this week by Jenny. Bramble who who is the special projects coordinator at the Australian Opal Center here in Lightning Ridge. Australia it's in New South Wales also case. You're wondering near Queens. Excellent the special projects coordinator job means that not only does she manage the fossil collections and arrange for visitors. It's like us when we arrive but she also is managing the new building construction or at least the museum side of it which is massive. So so thank you so much for joining with us. It's a great pleasure. Thanks for your interest. Your backgrounds in Paleontology. Yes yes I studied Palaeontology at the University Avenue South Wales back in the early nineteen ninety s and visited Lightning Ridge actually looking for mammal fossils from the edge of dinosaurs and fell in love with lightning ridge from the first is Tom. My fate hit the ground ended up moving here in mid nineteen ninety-eight. Wow that seems to be common story based on talk to a few people from here ears. They came here maybe for a visit or or short time and then ended up living here simony stories like that. It's it's the nome and when I came here in mid Nineteen Ninety eight soda was was he for four weeks as the editor of the local newspaper Wall. The editor was on life inside twenty one years later and as you say many people have a similar story. What is it about Lightning Ridge that you think makes people want to stay for me? It's a great feeling of freedom and possibility not having lived in Sydney where I am Sydney's Oh great city but I ended up feeling like took just about all my energy to get up. Get to where I needed to be do what I needed the to do and get home again in lightning ridge. I feel like anything is possible. It's just up to me to decide what it is and make it happen. So that's what it is for me but there's a great community entity great papal beautiful landscapes and there's something really special about a mix of people that are drawn he boy or bowl and are incredible fossil's cels and the landscape and lost all that comes with that so it's a whole lot of things and it's different things for different people. Yeah it is a really nice place and and you mentioned Opel which has obviously were in the Australian Opal Center and Opal mining is a little bit different than some other types of mining. Could you quickly we explained US newbies what I mean one thing that in this day and age makes it different is that it's very small. Scale mining in the lightning enrich mining fields. Each mine can only have two mineral climbs in his or her name and each of those claims is only fifty fifty meters so it's really small compared to other industries like him Colo metal or so on and so it's also an industry where when you go to work nobody pays you to go to work quick and you treasure hunting. So it's it's the dream of finding something beautiful. It's the wonder of saying things that you know. Lot hasn't touched in one hundred million knees he's It's the hope of striking at reach and it's the sort of European boss You can you can go to work when you plays come home when you plays Work Kahad and with a bit of luck you'll you'll find something magnificent. Yeah Yeah there's a lot of things that make it different. But that's one of the things is that it's an industry might have many. Many small businesses usually only have one or two individuals in it. So when you're doing the shaft on just kind of take down until you find opal and then that's kind of of an Opel Layer. If I'm only here to actually dig down until you find the rock that's the right type of rock to potentially contain the apple so a lot of minors before they mine. I actually do what's called prospecting drilling so they put a series of tests halls down usually about nine inches in diameter and we still talk inches inches and and fate in a lot of the mining Work and they're actually looking for the right levels of sand. Stein the rock geology. You said that they think it's a good perspective area. If they drill up apple paper will say oh you know old. Mike drilled up I pull out at such and such a field the other day then. That's exciting in its unusual. But it's not what they're actually looking for. Yeah so it's not. It's not like striking oil. It's more like a long process. It's a long process. Yay Yea and and the miners. Who Do this for a long time? Get really good at reading the ground knowing what to look for and they're also sometimes looking at surface indication so they're looking for could be a row of trees suggests that there's a fault line underground. The tree roots are seeking the water that is likely to form or be carried a full-on that may also be involved with. I will formation further underground so the miners have all sorts of knowledge from they work above and below ground and That's that's that's a really great value geologist too. Yeah so as a paleontologist how does the rock that preserves or creates Opel. Compare compare to the rock that you might find a fossil in. They won in the same. The IPIL is fossil so a fine Virtually all of the fossils found in the minds here are obliged. There's a couple of exceptions. But on the whole they're all I realized so they form the same why essentially as non-fossil apple so water percolating percolating through rock dissolving silica as it goes if all the conditions are right and it's a really complex sort of set of pay H and other conditions agency. You need if that water in pull in a in a cavity and if if everything's just perfect then the silica in that water can stop to form. Tani's Janis fees. That can become so those. Cavities will spices in the rock can be there for any of many reasons. I could mean bubble or earth movement that's created to spice or a gap left where there's been increasing pressure in air or water has burst out under under the pressure of the collecting sediments or they could be spice they because was some organic remains some remains of a plant or an animal or something else has been buried day so it's the same rock we looking for the same. The woman is is An paleontologists are all looking for the same sediments really. Well yes so you work pretty closely together. We do. And and it's it's not a sort of a day to day with down at the coalface or at the face together but We have a shared appreciation of the rarity of the circumstances to produce precious Opal and many modern is Shay with pilot intelligence and others. This incredible sense of wonder in privilege at finding these things that have been buried and deformed in the dock to create his Jim Stein. That comes to life in the light over many Melissa vs. So yeah it's an it's an amazing situation situation. Yeah what's the youngest opalised fossils that you guys can find Ariza everything around here basically from the Mesozoic. Yeah everything around here is from the Mesozoic. SASAH can even more than that. Everything around here is from approximately the same Time period Ninety six to one hundred million years ago until recently we didn't have an absolute diet was all dated on relative Maine's and we will the date of these deposits was around one hundred ten million a few years ago. We had a colleague from Bologna in Italy Federico Fantasy is a geologist and pilot. Tala just came out as part of one of our fossil digs and he heard about what the Mon- is calling Lexi band which is a level in some of the minds. Here it's ray but Federal Casal. Gee that sounds sounds like they might be describing decomposed volcanic cash so we we got him down about twenty five mines in the course of a couple of weeks. Thanks to the generosity. The city of the miners who hosted him and let him go and look and collect samples and we found a minor who had a mine containing waxy band and over the years to follow. We found that it was in the volcanic ash and that it contains Akon crystals and that they could be dated and that that gave us the state of ninety six to one hundred Milanese Lanese. Oh so looking at the geology. And the stratego fee. We think that all of the fossils from relatively narrow band of time now whether that's that's tens of thousands of years or hundreds of thousands of years we're not show but it's not millions of years that sort of big flood events and things that carrying lots of sediment ever relatively short span of time. hus- amazing Can you tell us a little bit about the types of fossils that have been found that rope allies around here. He has show the most commonly found a plot fossil. So if I can just tell you a bit about the pilot CEO Environment Fest. Blue were some distance from an mainland. Say That is long gone. And we're on a coastal floodplain near that see and so we have rivers flowing down to the say and we have forced I The will climb. It was a lot different. It's tried it was posted to the South Pole but overall the world climate was warmer so we have forests that are being run through by rivers and streams and buildings and that's way out I will deposits were formed in the bottom of these waterways. Sediments will being washed up to say a and when we were really lucky looking back occasionally things that I lived in the water or that died and were washed into the water would be buried so as in any situation like that in a forest today but you have most of is vegetation so you've got leaf litter and all sorts of things from the forest that obeying washed into the water and in carried along and mixed up with the sediment and buried southern wine is produced literally Hans of opalised plant material now. A lot of it is partly decomposed before before it was even buried It's it's sort of really indeterminate. It doesn't have a lot of anatomical detail but this apes of that Amongst that there are rarer aerospace's with Beautiful Day tile of plant structures little little kinds pawn kinds from things era carrion trays little pieces of wood with beautiful internal detail and sophistication so there's a lot of different tots upon material. And just night to palliate botanists. None of it's really been studied properly. So there's an opening they're looking for somebody to come and have a good time without plant beats then after that the invertebrate so it sort of just follows. Is that the the what what we find in the world so we have a lot of Bivalve molluscs oh We call them muscles more. Some people call them clams up to twelve twelve species of those and in some minds they must have been something about you. Know a cova the river or something about the flow of water or the environment there are hundreds of thousands of them and in other cases they moorea. We have freshwater snails and they they beautiful as some of my favorites. They because I look like what they are. The CY cute and one of the world's oldest air-breathing smiles culminates Nile was described from Lightning Ridge. A few years ago Yobe so freshwater crayfish they have guessed relate soul bile. It's sub biologically formed Stein lock structures that are part of the annual moult. This is the only place in the world where I believed..
"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
"Of the unique features of Rubia Soroush ova which was formerly known as Overseas so since we're calling this one-star raconteurs Alberton Service. That means that there's no more rubia Sorus and there's also no more overdose as a species. Either one hundred percents anatomist. Yeah it's not just like now. There's a new species of Iraq sources source used to be called something else they're proposing just fully eliminating this entire genus and species. It wasn't really that good of a find anyway it's basically basically just FBI certifications that Rubio source was named based on. which if we have now this question about how diverse beatifications can and that's obviously not a great way to name a cerro topsy in any more true just goes to show how science is always changing? I am with dinosaurs. We see this all the time pressure in other news. In Chunga Hobie province northern China dinosaur footprints have been found and in the former Chin Dynasty imperial summer resort so they have more than one hundred and forty theropod footprints from the drastic as well as a sore. PUTT track and the resort was is built in seventeen eighty three so yup pretty cool to have friends in a imperial summer resort gen a ton of one hundred and forty. I like how it's just a sewer pipe draco out and forty theropods ones or Bhadra. Yeah who knows. Maybe there's more that it will be found later. Yeah Yeah seems likely we have some Jurassic World News so the Jurassic World Youtube channels been posting pretty frequently so most recently is the second installment installment of the drastic world motion comic series called Dinosaur Crossing and that was really fun to watch. It's short videos and it's it's exactly what it says motion and comic so it's comic style. And then a little bit of movement animation Hocus kind of like when he saw the story boards. Yeah cool and in the Second Installment Mint is dad who works at the Department of Wildlife runs into a triceratops and Kaya source fighting while on his way to work and so these comics arm and to give us an idea of what the world looks like after Fallen Kingdom says pretty fun to see these snippets and get ready for Jurassic world three. Yeah I really WanNa know all the different areas they're gonNA explore because we know it's going to be like around the world different places that dinosaurs have escaped to basically unlimited number of cool things. You could do whoa. I could see a lot coming like how we're seeing before Jurassic world three these different media stories coming out but I could see that going on for a longtime after the movie comes out to stir but if you don't want to wait until twenty twenty one for the next Jurassic World. Well then maybe you can guess where I'm going with this. You can can read our dinosaur stories in fifty dinosaur tales which is now available as Gary mentioned before is an audio book. These are fifty ashort stories that imagine what life is like for dinosaurs that lived in the triassic Jurassic Cretaceous so not quite the same as Jurassic world. Three but still fun. It's a little bit like that. snippet though where you have a triceratops in an Ankylosaur interacting we might even have a story that includes that. There's definitely some Sarah Thompson Ankylosaur same story situation. There's some and then there's actually one story I don't know if people be able to figure figure it out that continues into another story so we'll hidden Easter.
"opal" Discussed on I Know Dino: The Big Dinosaur Podcast
"But anyway they found two individuals of La Hossam Ettore on Suzannah's land one in two thousand ten and the other in twenty twelve fifty meters away. Assume it's still on her land because we're talking about that sort of wide open. Argentinian spaces of fifty meters is nothing in the scope of people's land but the holiday type is part of the snout including three teeth as well as lots of vertebrae parts of the hips and possible gas trivia than the second individual includes the tip of the jaw. Aw back of the head more vertebrae ribs and maybe a foot bound. But they're not so sure about the phone and except for that possible foot bone own. We have no limb bones from either individual whatsoever of La Sanitizer so it makes weight estimates super inaccurate. I don't think they even bothered to make one. They also can't easily look for lags so they can't tell how old the individual was when it died. Sometimes I say how old the animal was. And then it's like wait every talking about how old like Cretaceous retired about how old it was. But I mean those five years old so we don't oh now they believe though that it's an adult because the vertebrae look like they're fused which means I'm thinking you know. These large theropods tended to be like teenagers. Here's when they eventually got skeletal. He matures. That's probably the right ballpark. It's roughly three and a half meters long or eleven and a half feet long which is not all that big for a dinosaur especially a carnivore is also probably shorter than most people. It looks like it was only a little bit more more than a meter tall in the depiction of it so I mean short height wise in that case is most people aren't eleven and a half feet tall up pretty long long but short height wise like pretty much all theropods. Are there usually about three times. As long as they are tall. Roughly they classify it it as medium sized which I think is kind of generous because three and a half meters long for a theropod isn't really all that big. In by comparison. Carcharodontosaurus was about four times as long that was essentially T. Rex sized but maybe they would call that like extremely large rather than just large sized. But I think this was the smallest carcharodontosaurus that we've seen so far LAWA's vannatter was found.
"opal" Discussed on Talk Python To Me
"That's happening in January of two thousand twenty check that out at talk by DOT. FM SLASH PYTHON DASH DECISION DASH webcast or. Just click in the show notes. Go ahead and register now hopefully you can make the live event but if you can't you can still ask questions. Participate eight in polls and chat all that will be available on demand. Afterward was the recording. Is there on that platform Super Fun so I hope you love both of these things the course in the webcast now. Let's get onto that interview. Fred welcome to talk python. Hi Hey it's great to have you here. We're going to cover some stuff that I don't think we spend any time on on the show before a healthcare and open source. It'll be. Yeah Yeah now you guys are working on this project called Opal which has an interesting origin story out of the UK health care industry and whatnot. which is great and lots of python evolved but before we get into all that interesting stuff? Let's start with your story. How'd you get into programming? Women in Python part of our main way on the Atari St Computer of the nine hundred ninety using something called stuff when I was like seven on all right. You know when you're little little games drives a fraud. The owls through the Axis Dot com right. So this guy saw and older then I fly degree and I said Convention cool and of Investment Philosophy to computer computer science That's quite the transition. I A lot of people. I know people He's done that. Yeah I think something about consent. Flights Ice Maybe formal logic. The whole bronze flow stay cold cold which tries to structure priced workout billion responses to arguments based on conjunction. Sort of like if I like trees and people who likes things are life somebody like made dot kind of weird so the fat logic very russell by right right. Is it true that I do this or does it follow that I do this. Yeah Yeah I think actually say there's a lot of beginning. I studied math. A didn't really do much program took couple to programming courses in college edge for little sub prerequisites. But I don't feel like I do math at all these days even though I was in a PhD program working on it right. But I feel like that process process that I went through the the type of thinking and the way of approaching problems and all that I use that every day and that seems like it came straight out of there even though I couldn't do math to save my life these days. Yeah exactly I before we move off the philosophy. Who's your favorite philosopher? David Hume who is the fossil EMPIRICISM versus him. He he writes very interesting bookstop casselman causality. The notion of how something is connected TATA. There's something else out because I should say sneak because I should and his all sorry readable and I highly recommend them. He writes the discord between two or three people. Often Nichols is sending not relation. I think yeah. That's a tough question. There's so many choices and uh-huh throughout the years all right so you studied philosophy and then you did this conversion course over to computer science Flip because I went troubling for a bit more more lax and ended up in him out that most bashing so when into a fan came because it seems like a good thing for five years yes sort of wall. Street's I guess inside What we and then I just contracting few years so so mocking companies companies mocking websites thing and then I went to an H. thing which is a third base? The Nikkei commissions like we have this program the my. There's nothing by about a hospital in a weekend. Kenny sort of something something out so I can take it back my hopefully people who say we have to and say well. These guys done something similar in a weekend Eh. Did so funny that sometimes. That's the way it is right. Oh you can't do that. There's no way this is impractical. Do you know how long this will take. Yeah it'll take a couple of weeks. Let's it's just do it. And sometimes the debate about whether something is possible takes longer than actually doing it but you need this sort of outside perspective right so this. NHS Hack days what. What is the goal? The goal is to like show. What's possible is the goal to go there and try to learn what is needed to do a startup? Is it a charitable thing. I Want WanNa create the software and I'm going to give it back to the health industry in my country to just help everyone what's going on there. It's not really about the businesses. People people have known businesses based on the ideas that have come out about people some people just none some people say that just to learn you know experiments and technologies these quite common reasons behind anyway reject DNA tests after in this country or healthcare BAFTA but as inside people have tried to make companies out of Uh on one side but on the other side there's a one in one of the first one. Great example is people who essentially have to type in like a series of strings by some whether they see themselves Something's GonNa sell and it was taking places and the solution was literally. We'll we'll just the Fremont your cable that you press Jay this wiz drink comes out and suddenly you go is people who are taking days. There's something there in less than an hour and it's simple solution could not and so business models realistically it clearly. This is just an easy way of making some of these teams. Yeah and it's hard. Anyone can bright that right. It's not aw right on the other hand I think People try. They did one of the big problems is people. Don't take medications if you start else else innocent people you trust company. They know how daring but that was. Take your meds. I see people getting text message message when they should take the medication because he's been on medication. It tends to make the whole system right because things you know somebody will shows being very cheap is super expensive because you have to go in there and make real income dudes and so kind of intervention. Yeah so like schizophrenic stuff or indication or depression medication. Feel like people take that stuff and then they're like oh I feel better now. I'm better at only my meds right but maybe maybe it's because you're taking the medication you stop. You're like oh my gosh. It's all back to beginning. It's awesome like Geriatric well old people who you know record because like my medication. And it's so easy to forget and she died suddenly. You haven't taken the medication and you're art restaurants and of course I guess if the frequency is is a couple of hours it's tricky cool so you've got these. NHS hack days which sounds like a really really good idea. I don't know if we have that in the US. Maybe we do. But I've never heard of it. Probably one of these cool benefits of government healthcare interesting. Okay so it's not all just for profit like who wants to go help your local Hmo make more money or that local well health insurance company. Right I'm not going to go do a hack day for any insurance company whatsoever. Right must just weird anyway. This is cool. So you guys have these and you went there and OPO was born out of it So yeah I move on out of alphabet by finally My what like a couple. So here's the full of all joined healthcare and then I was contracting. I went up to these days of being a couple of in a rice. And then I went into work went into you or quite a suspicious up Intensive process like six hours since these and then the last one the company said whereas you see yourself in ten years and I says writing software off then I cut down there for and what I've read is actually today so why not now because because I love it. That's great so I think this is a good test. People should give themselves periodically the five year. Tenure tests you know in in this case it was. Where do you see yourself like in the broad sense but it could also be you know look at the people that are by route ten years more senior than you and your company? What do they do? Do you WanNa want to do that if you don't want to be doing that the time to like start. Finding a different path is now right. Because that's what that could be right where you're headed. I think that's a great motivation. When you got an interview and you see the people are being the first thing you should think is? Do I want to see these people. See these people say seem happy with our lives and our church. Yeah I totally agree with that. All right so that's a pretty big goal and I think it's a very cool thing but I also see it as challenging John ging just as a career right. I wouldn't go right. Open source software for an ATS. How did you tie that back to the career in your mind? Like how are you going GonNa pay the bills while doing that list. Essentially quite kitty that like if you can create a good service. Medical software is business. I don't see the themselves I'm so as in any way a Brooker T. This I wanted to like. Nhs All paying US money. We're not doing this out of the house. Means that the quality of the software can be more rigorously tested that does not so much about contract looking because one of the problems. The you've got. I was talking to us. That all right let's Lot of medical clues. Isis is one system and they went to another system and they said how much across the maybe ten mini tummy problems. Yeah it's not just data on the sort of peace process as well timing pounds to die. That's rough aw yeah right. That's a nice system of contract for looking thing I can still. We can fly closer to software. We can talk for great closely elsewhere. But if they don't like then because anyone can look at the social space that we've rest in and so take if necessary. Hopefully that's I never fall. We wait I think so. And you know it's based on two popular stuff right things that most people who know python could walk in and and get up to speed on in a week or so at least and you're python being the most popular language or at least contending for that and that's a pretty solid statement that people can just pick this up so tell us what Opal is is a frame building healthcare patients that Dole all medical data about people cool so we have Jenga we have flask. We appear made we have starlet. These other frameworks. Why do we need Opel but is it you? In addition to just you know Django create APP or cookie cutter perimeter flask. Yeah not the super interesting interesting question because in the levels I is kind of. It's a demane specific framework. So you have tango. Is You anything on the what go Django arrived on the scene I kind of feel to Utah from scene and suddenly you or I will say well I wanNA cry. I pulled up on. You know I was able to do it in a lunch break Are they still weeks clock. In a in a lot of that's amazing we're revolutionize thanks And then from that. He's had that too many till the main specific I guess looking of where is the is the most most the main specific way you have which is a framework which I'm just gonNA build a block. Mindy one thing taking right well. Something like Jenga in the you'll see specialize eh for that wordpress her ghost or something. I hadn't even really considered logging. Blog frameworks platforms as domain specifically. Yeah you're right they definitely are. It makes a ton of sense right. I'm just you know thinking about what you get this is built on. DJANGO OPAL is so it's not like another framework in the sense that has trying to compete with those but it's let's take Django and let's take all the boiler plate junk that you have to write eight to build something in the clinical domain. Make that happen and now get started right. What we can do is we can say we? I know you're GONNA have patience. We know you have this cat. We know we know you'll probably going to have a bunch of models And we can this will make laser too sump Shen which means that we got hold things out quite quickly so we know that you're gonna a happy patient list page detail pages of different types of cats we know that you're going to want full PULLMAN spur for example conditions nations for diagnoses. GonNa hang up an episode of cats that we can say got hold you almost to the condition we can scaffold Coltie display template we can give you arrest them point for an episode which will give you all of the things which hanging off that side. Thought that for your treatment your diagnosis or treatment. Maybe you'll blood poachers. Maybe a laptop we can just do that do quickly because we know that what the Muslim structure that you okay. Great so you don't have to think about all those things you just start using them and these are all classes. These are Django entities right in the agenda. Ram but you could create ones that are more specialized you create other ones that go in there right so it's it. Sounds like a lot of the core data models already put together and and things like that right. We have sort of a specialized muddle cold. A suburb recalled. That we know that you you can use wish wish we know we'll have a relationship pay or relationships. I'm because we know that mobile structure we can also McAfee wise. I into booms homes and stuff is a sad but also into into detrick strack. We don't Michael doesn't enforce like a mobile structure also this and there's a lot of these kind of friend do is they will oakland. Tries to do is get you sense the way that you won't feel that once you've done once you start doc prototyping you might be like. Oh I wanna just use more so than John. Deere stuff.
Fiat Chrysler finds new merger partner in Carlos Tavares
"French carmaker. PSA which owns Pirjo and Fiat Chrysler. Automobiles it's Italian American rival have agreed to pursue a merger that would create the world's fourth largest carmaker and reshape the ultimate of sector. I'm here with a motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell. And we're joined down the line by David Kayhan in Paris to discuss the merger. Hi Guys Peter Tell us first why these super super mergers have been considered at the moment. What's the rationale behind them earn? What's the most notable recent mergers in the sector so call makers of facing stresses from a lot of a different direction at the moment? They're facing falling sales in the facing the need to invest in some quite expensive new technologies electric cars. They need to sell to the C O talks across Europe and China as well as driverless vehicles and other such technologies that looking at now. What are these things cost money? And it makes very little sense for all of the world's carmakers call makers independently to spend the billions and billions that they need to develop this technology. It's much more sensible for them to tie up. A great proponent of this theory was Sergio Marconi the late former chief executive of fit cruiser who oversaw the merger between Fiat and Chrysler itself. WHO said the comic is need to tie up in order to avoid duplication teaching the list massive spending that they have to make? It's just too much cash. They need to splash right. So what are the relative strengths of the Fiat group. Compared to pressure so both companies are incredibly complementary geographically Peugeot exists almost entirely in Europe asam stuff outside Europe. But it's very very strong strong in Europe. Fat Chrysler despite being called fat is in fact predominantly in North America organization. Almost all of its profits. Come from selling pick-up trucks and very large. SUV's in the North North American region. It owns the ram heavy truck brand it ends jeep globally Lens Africa and Maserati and so for these companies they complement each other geographically and and what PSA has shown with its takeover of Opal which owns Fox hole in the last few years is that this is a company that can manage scale in European mass mass manufacturing so it already owns a number of volume brands in Europe. It audience Persian and sit. Trinidad's open phones Vauxhall. You would add to that fat if this merger went ahead head. And they've already showed that they can make these efficiencies of scale work within a single region within Europe which would be an advantage but PSA really although it's had an incredible Rana that's very profitable. Its growth is sort of come to an end really needs to try and push into North America which has plans to do unto its own steam and it really needs a serious premium. AM nameplate a merger with fair crews which is very strong in North America and has offer may a massive rati and jeep brings that I say so David John Elkin. WHO's the one of Italy's Agnelli families? The Italian billionaire behind axle which controls Fiat Chrysler and also the brains behind the proposed merger but his his attempt to do a similar deal with Renault early. This year failed at this plenty of examples of failure here. What happened there? Why did I go wrong? Defensive Him you ask really. FCA In parallel talks with Reynaud and Persia for quite a while but particularly since the start of the year. What people have told us that the whole time? They're in these as talks. They actually wanted runner. That was number one target. But I didn't know that so Iran may the news was given to the profoundly particular and generally that they were going to go over a nice over a good the only problem from. Sei's point of view. Is that across the table from the Reynolds argest shareholder was the French state. You might know that Renos found itself in a particular situation with its Japanese partner Nissan. And what the French state said was at Notre for the merger to go ahead. They wanted the explicit it consent agreement approval of Japan. They walked away. It was like ten days. The whole thing collapsed. It was a drama France. Tickets blamed by some sides if you took the French state on background they say maybe the deal wasn't as good for Renos. It could have been directing normal shareholder but either way John alcon sure. The French date didn't like what it was doing walked away dramatically and that leads us to PSA so would perjures Kosta virus preach batter partner. Do you think it depends. I mean I would cautiously say yes. Tavarez is a big personality big. Co elkhound is buying in is a guy who's not. It's going to take a backseat in any way he's going to be a CEO in charge driving strategy and Alcon will be classic chairman. You'd imagine it's kind of return to demark relationship. He had before maybe it was something. We didn't think he was totally on board. With an part of the reason he went Reynaud but where the project is definitely at nicer fit for FCA. Is that the French state is far less hands on this company. It has a shareholding but in Reynaud you could say that the French state is more like a family company shareholders. Huge emotional ties. It's the largest shareholder as well in Persia. It's a much more traditional shareholder it doesn't lockinge stakes. It's the joints are shareholder shareholder with both the Persian family and China's Dongfang. So you can see why it might be a better partner. Yes so notice. That are lex pages. Describe cried Mr Tavarez's quadri-lingual what kind of big personality is he. What kind of figure does he cut in the car? Industry globally so taveras is renowned and as one of the most capable executives across the automotive industry. If you look at his track record is performance. He came into Persia when they will almost bankrupt. He oversaw sore huge turnaround at the company then bought Opel. This was a company that General Motors couldn't make money out of twenty years. They turned that around in very short order and yet at the same time he doesn't have the gigantic room. Filling ego of some of the other executives in the auto industry would be more akin to traveling head of state when they it went overseas. Savar as who is a cost cutter to the core when he comes to the UK to visit the Vauxhall plant at Luton flies into Luton on EasyJet buys is is sandwiches in the corner shop before getting in a taxi to go over to the plant in his better than eight. Uneasy gentleman with US possibly explanation. But it's also true that he really has a way a of identifying with the ground level workforce as well as the executives and saying guys. You are the team here is up to you to deliver this turnaround plan has to go ahead. And he's been quite good actually particularly in the Opel turnaround of avoiding plant closures. No everybody thought when he bought Opel there we're going to have to shut factories and he said we're going to do this plan without shutting factories and they brought he managed that and what we expect from the FCA deal if it goes ahead. Is that going to make a commitment not to close any of either. I accompanies plants as a result of the turnaround as a result of trying to make savings here and so two Varas is seen. At least at the highest levels of most capable automative executives that gives at the moment and by some people is ranked the best glibly anywhere interesting David. How's he viewed inside of corporate France? If you like with a problem we have a terrorist journalist. This is not enough that stuff to say about him. It's genuine issue now. He's considered in France and piracy to be one of the best. I mean one of the reasons. The French government are supporting. This is because Tabarez is there. He's seen as being a safe pair of hands he sees having done a really great trainer ended Persia and he's seen as someone that they can trust in putting together this merger that's right but he has this cultural index territory. The allows him to associate with work in different countries so when he bought Opel everyone was naturally worried Opel. They were about to get fired but he walks into the headquarters Opel in Germany. All the stuff of April assembled there and his opening lines to the Marin German now he doesn't speak German but he'd learned some opening lines in German and was greeted with a big round of applause but also with the sense in the room that this was a guy who was on their side. It makes a big difference right okay. Personalities a site. Let's let's talk about some of the numbers here. What are the terms of the proposed? David I mean where would the merge creeped based for start. Well that's a very good question when that we don't really know the answer to yet. The idea is multiple As it stands but just very quickly so it's a fifty fifty all stock merger and there's going to be a special dividends and payouts. Either side equalized equalized values but analysts are suggesting that this looks like PSA buying FCA and part of the reason you can say that is the construction of the board Komo correct. He has eleven people five each plus Tavarez so the governance is tilted towards Paris. We will be watching to see where the operation headquarters is really eighty based where Tavarez sits even if I think Peter you might jump in here as well. FCA They're used to bring multiple countries in a way that maybe we'll create tensions. Well this brings us very nicely into the cultures of both companies to. FCA was a company that was borne out of this merger between Fiat and Chrysler and as such as a headquarters in London but but a major office insurance and a major office in Auburn Hills. Chrysler is based and whereas many car companies are deeply rooted in the national culture. These guys genuinely feel we'll multinational and they genuinely feel more global and they've actually culturally made a merger work which historically the consciousness quite difficult to do right. We saw DaimlerChrysler the fall apart we saw Ford Not Really Gel with any of the premium brands. It owned Volvo Janke Arrest Martin etc and at the same time you've got. PSA which also is culturally in quite an international fit because it has a British Brandon Vauxhall at has a German Brandon Opel and again it's made an automotive merger work in recent history and so one of the biggest barriers to auto mergers is cultural and it always is and it's the factions between different rival governments wanting a place at the table and to the fact that you've got to companies that are sort little mood globally cultural and have recently made big complex multi-country images work does bode quite well for these. Two companies being able to culturally fit together. which is a huge hurdle and obviously not a financial one but a key one that really needs to be overcome for any automotive motor to work now to think that assuming this goes through? Do you think there will be cost-cutting. This time we've spoken about how Mr Tavarez avoided this in the past but do we think an ax will fall this time around. They've talked about Oh savings of three point seven billion euros which they go to try and realize eighty percent of those within the first couple of years of the deal going through now. They haven't broken out exactly where that comes from. They've said it's not going to be plant closures if you look at. PSA during open takeover they managed to save a lot of money by shortening labor hours thousand doing various things around the way they utilize space in the factory floor but a big chunk of savings in a big rationale for the deal in the whole is as we said at the start to avoid duplicating investment it costs so it'll be avoid. Investment cost into electrification and avoided investment costs not just intellectuals -cation autonomy but also inter individual platforms so you built a car on. They'll merge those together they'll get huge potential savings and of purchasing components together all kinds of classic industrial merger synergies. I mean David. Is that message sticking in France. I don't think this merger would have been given the green light or been greeted with such political approval as it has been so far if it hadn't been for guarantees. He's about jobs and I think that's true in Italy as well. I don't think they're going to be closing plants. I just don't think it's politically tenable as Peter says for. They're going to be. Finding the savings is in our D adoption. Those kind of things. So if you're a betting man do you think the magic. We'll go ahead and if it is who then are the biggest rivals to the merged group. Rule the move music safaris overwhelmingly positive. The fact the French government seemed to be behaving better than they did last time older. That's not a terribly high bar bodes well for the whole thing going through now. What we're expecting expecting is it? Within the next sort of two three four weeks we'll get a memorandum of understanding between the two companies that will set out potentially more details about synergies potentially more details about management structure and various other things. Maybe even headquarters details then. Obviously the whole thing has to go to show. Does it both companies who have to approve them is quite difficult to to see them derailing that and then obviously it has to go through various other regulatory huddles. They also have to deal with antitrust issues so this will be the largest carmaker in Europe. It could be bigger than Volkswagen that market share in some countries such as constantly will be very high so they may have issues with that but no one seriously thinks that's going to derail l. the deal so assuming everything goes smoothly you could see it close within say nine months potentially two year. There's always a bit of leeway with these things either side and then obviously they will be the fourth largest in the world behind reminisce. And if you're treating those companies is one that's the whole other but also Volkswagen Toyota and on readiness and those three make ten million cars a year. These guys will make eight and a half million calls year that puts them slightly ahead of General Motors. You make about eight but they will be easily within the global top five for well. This is going to keep busy for the next year or so. Thanks Peter an thanks David thank you wolf listening.
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