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How to achieve more with marketing automation
"Hello and welcome. I'm your host. Peter bank founder offended or consulting in. Today's we will talk about email. Marketing and marketing automation as marketing. Tools are getting better and better. Much of the marketing activities can be able to meet it. But do we need to automate everything that we cannot meet if so how can we stop to discuss the best practices. I invite enjoy keller. Cto of friendly of brazzi friendly marketing automation company. Straight out of switzerland. Hey joey welcome to the show. It'll be third year awesome. So let's start with a big intro. What are you doing. What's what's your journey. How did you end up friendly and more importantly while the friendly do ideal. Short niger me. Let's put it this way. I did send a lot of emails. Allen's working for america marketing company. we're focusing on email marketing a lot so i learned a lot about emailing in boxing least managements and then back to work in euro ethnically. I didn't move. Because i'm the same place but i joined friendly last year. Actually today the at one years old soins manipulation Thank you. I am the cto friendly in responsible or infrastructure warning our clients and in general. I'm responsible for their success. Automation and also the assistant perfectly within the martic officers project monarchy's softer trendy. Automate is based on in france. First base price pricing tools. We also have the analytics which is a calculus picks competitor. I'm insane so we are focusing. Most up been sore so you can check out on sale also than company which means you can see how much we earn how much we spend. We nothing. We have nothing to what that i saw that on the website. It's is everything is super transparent. You do do share everything. Which is i think it's amazing. I only so this type of transparency. Approach i at with buffer where they share pretty much everything about their company on how they are doing and then he turned to most of the indie hackers. And the in this daca preneurs day. Also do sheriff thing and i just glad to see the friendliest part of that network to green jacket and you see conversation piece and how do you. So who are the decline of friendly. So how do you help them. Mostly small businesses are medium sized businesses. Why they're coming to you. So people are coming to s- clients coming to us because they realized that they need marketing automation. The funny thing is that most of these companies don't even know what marketing automation as point. Because it's a boss for everyone's talking. I wanted to as that than another text savvy. Startup companies do understand and use automation every day but business and medium size businesses who are not like super tech savvy. They don't really know. What is the marketing automation. In the general heard about divert of course because it's a buzzer But they don't know what they can out mate. Yes so marketing automation. Is beth. nissen so you're trying to have you are trying to deliver the right message at the right time to the right people. That's what marketing automation as most often is actually do it without knowing boy. Thank carbon colori process. Someone doesn't finish shopping abandoned. That's mitch or thursday. Happy birthday discount. It's an automation because each happening on certain time certain triggers. It is not a personal email. The exact opposite will be sending your newsletters although that's also part of the marketing automation tools. Because it's very important for people to understand with opening emails. And he's not so. I bet to question what he's marketing automation. I didn't start. We not what. He's not going to do when i first heard commissioner In quantum comes out and people are so. That's not what it is. It won't replace any traditional marketing tools. Enhance them. It won't try to at least make tools. Yes for them. We in fact we have a. We have a army switzerland that A great company needs ways doing that but aren't In the general marketing automation tool stone generate content medically and it. It was replaced human touch. Also when it comes to sales and especially customer service so you can fire your customers jobs agent just because you can young mission you can make your life easier. You can have better customer journey custom better. Customer experience more efficient more sales more of sales process. Soak what he does. Let's say let's divide yourselves. Girl says into tweet speak version. Activates ample storage so for pico version. You can do a bunch of things you can make them aware of your servants friendly ultimate also tracks your needs on the website. So we know what they do. And based on that we can create personas
Houston Restaurant Threatened With ICE Calls For Not Ending Mask Policy, Owner Says
"Mexican restaurant in Houston says people are threatening to call ice on its staff because the place is continuing its mask requirement. According to the Houston Chronicle, the owners of PICO said they've also gotten calls from people saying the staff's green cards and paper work need to be examined. The Texas Restaurant Association is urging restaurants to continue to require staff to wear masks and encourage customers to do the same
Daily - Jimmie Johnsons Rolex 24 impressions
"Jimmy. Johnson describes how his rolex twenty four started with himself behind the wheel to kick off the entire race and to have an opportunity to drive action express to have my former sponsor with ally on board and chelsea's here jeff gordon. You know pre-race. Although i did miss the fans now being there there still was just a great energy To be standing there knowing. I was getting ready to start This just amazing event. You know. I've never had the honor to start in this race before so a lot of really cool emotions and memories and thoughts at all. Never forget pine now jimmy during that first step behind the wheel was et more. Making sure that you didn't wreck the race car. And kind of keep yourself in contention for the rest of the team. Sure you don't wanna be the one to break the toy so to To miss some of the carnage. There were a few close calls. That i had ellen pico. Some some kind of two or three white off. The king and was spinning came back up on the track and turn five right in front of us. That one really got my attention because the dirt and dust was in the air and i couldn't see and pick the right lane and was able to squeak thyself certainly a lot of nerves to deliver the car in one piece and i'm so happy to have that out of the way can go rest and just kind of fall into the rhythm of what this race needs. Look for jimmy behind the wheel. The chip ganassi number forty eight indycar this season at road and street courses on the schedule.
Cauliflower Rice Makes Its Mexican Fast-Casual Debut
"A question for you what's a burrito bowl without rice. Well one fast casual chain wants you to find out this month chipotle. They rolled out a new item at all of their. Us and canadian locations salon tra- lime cauliflower rice it's essentially shredded cauliflower with a little salt and lime juice it looks a bit like rice and the chain is hoping you think it tastes like rice two or something like rice anyway. It's january and that means one thing for the fast casual record industry. A focus on healthy eating right if you've made a new year's resolution eat fewer carbs to go vegan to start the paleo diet. Well this is the month where you see if you can actually stick with it. Japodlay says customers wanted healthier options that align with quote the latest health trends those trends less starch more plants. Sorry rice you've been eighty-six on tripoli's menu are four new bowls made with their cauliflower rice. One is certified ho thirty compliant and another is totally vegan. But if you want cauliflower rice in your regular burrito bowl it'll cost you and up charge of two dollars about as much as dollop guac cipolla just the latest chain to hop on the cruciferous geoghegan. Rival cuba rolled out cauliflower mash last month. It's roasted mashed and mixed with sour cream and pico de guy. Oh definitely not rice like in any way. But yoga says their mash is more innovative than regular cauliflower rice. Ouch take that chipotle innovative. That seems to be the word of the month for fast casual chains mexican chicken chain el pollo loco said recently they would be adding a quote culinary innovation to their menu as well Any guesses yup. It's cilantro lime cauliflower rice in their announcement last month. The chain took a more direct approach in explaining why they're offering healthier options. They say the pandemic has made too many of us replace the gym for the couch with undesirable consequences. Okay that one's things a little bit so is cauliflower rice in it for the long haul that remains to be seen. The forecast certainly looks bright. At least on twitter one user said she was pleasantly surprised by coil locos option and other said shapur as was good but the two dollar up charge makes it a one time thing so perhaps the fate of cauliflower rice comes down to how much green customers are willing to spend to go greet
2021 Voice AI Predictions with Thadani, Tingiris, Stapleton, and Fields
"Welcome back to the voice about podcast. Worse okay so we're gonna get your prediction is why don't you just tell who rain agency and what you do. Short so ran is an agency that sales voice assistant experiences for large companies. We work with companies like nike nestle. Flat rock in the win and we really help them design and build conversational experiences. That are going to drive business. Value so You know some our collaborations in work have been with google on. Abc mouse and we also recently built a experience for the win hotel. Las vegas where we implemented a voice enabled concierge in their hotel rooms Slept on the work that we do. That's awesome well. I shouldn't have to talk about some of these projects you've been doing so we'll figure out an appropriate time for that. Because i'm i'm interested in what's going on with the win. They were an early adherent to voice. I know they've continued to invest. So that's a good example but today's focus is on what we should expect to the voice. Ai industry over the next year and to summarize you're looking at the rise of owned some people call them cost them some people call them branded voice assistance. Why don't you describe what that is to you and why you think that that's going to come to pass. Yes so You know. I think we've all been seeing. Rain has been very bullish on this space of own voice assistance. So these are you. Can think of america's erica or walmer. Ask sam so rather than relying on the army. Assistant landforms forms like alexa. Google assistant like some of these brands have in the past. They're building their own ranted. Ai assistance That sit on their own channels. They more control over the user experience in the data that comes out of those experiences and the reason that we've been particularly bullish on this in our twenty twenty one. Prediction is just based on a lot of the antitrust regulation conversation. That's been happening over the past year. in in our view at rain there has been unprecedented. Scrutiny of tat as a whole. It's really the first time that you know. Government leaders across both sides of the aisle are taking a vested interest in antitrust topics. Actually trying to understand them and understand that they're asking. There's a lot of reason to believe that they tech companies may not look like they do right now in twelve to eighteen months in q. Add on top of that. What's been happening just past week with twitter and amazon apple after some recent events is just more ammunition that will fuel this conversation around breaking big tech which will certainly impact voice assistance. Kind of how. How wall yeah. I think that's interesting. I was just talking to someone earlier today about this. They brought something up. And i said you know. There's a lot of companies out. There have been focused on different things over the last decade. And i think it's it it might be that a company like amazon which is really just focused customer. I you know they have their strategy customer. I you know that's been a twenty five year run of that focus. They might actually start looking more legal and regulatory focused over the next decade. And i take a lot of rash or maybe justifiably so to say we have to do that. In order to keep serving our customer. That is the way we best serve our customer. But i think that's really interesting thing but like not to go down that rabbit hole too much. Because i'm sure there's plenty of opportunities to do that. You're happy to comment on that. But this idea of assistance has been something that we've been talking about On voice for awhile. I know you've been talking about it. I think there's a sense that Doing this is too hard or that. The investment is really to significant that. If you're only only amazon or google can actually get away with this I don't think you agree with that. Yeah i think there are a lot of different ways to do this right. There are ways to do it Round up a lot of investment. Probably very hard as we've talked it out in the past like thank america did with erica and i have talked about the fact that we consider that to be successful. A lot went into that success rate but there are other companies that are doing it in very different ways. In still leveraging. I think solutions are kind of being patched together because today there are a lot of really interesting tool providers out there raza pico to fi- you could very well used pieces of these different assistance to at least start to test and understand when owned voice. Assistant would look like before. Making larger investment in rain has been kind of in the gamut of those types of experiences. So everything from you know. How do you do this from the ground up to starting to piece together. Some of those providers to It'll be solutions.
"pico" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Marketing competition and that's where Pico comes in the week. We'll be tracking the engagement of each post made by competing school and sharing the results in real time in a digital leaderboard. This is a unique aspect of the event and why I particularly wanted Pico to come on the show, but before we get into that Focus wage, Pico has done a ton of work in the traditional Sports World. They've worked with the NBA the NFL Bundesliga and a lot more. So as you're looking into Esports anime expands into Esports, what other work as a company done in here and why were you interested in this partnership with level next in particular? These are all good questions. I think starting with exactly what Pico is doing could be very helpful to understand why Esports and so interesting for us. So people like you said is a data-driven marketing platform and the whole idea that we are helping sports teams to change the way they are thinking about digital engagement because the current problems are having that while the entire world is, you know, competing and investing a lot on getting engagement in sports the engagement off an engagement pretty much come naturally, you know Sports friends are engaged that that's what they do. They follow the team that have the team and what happens is that because there are so engaged teams have many different job. All those to support disengagement and they're investing a lot on actually spending Millions on making sure fans have wait. We're we're to engage the problem. Is that why they're very good at engagement and engagement is not the real problem. The real problem is that they don't really know who they are engaging with and that's because each of these digital channels create pretty much a silo of data the teams don't own the channel. They don't own the data that is being transitioned over there and things mostly have data about fans that are coming from tickets merchandising and newsletters subscriptions. So unless you actually bought something with the team if they've only a digital fan who maybe Pros to the website or like the post over Facebook or Instagram the team don't really know who you are and the gaps are huge. We're looking at the market that has some timezone ninety-eight percent gap between how many fans they actually have in the databases compared to how many people actually following them on the digital space. So, it's Pico. Like I said, we help them look differently the way that yep. Engaging with fans and make sure that they're high engagement. There are seeing on the digital space actually drive to data that then could be used in order to make sure we can reach back to fans with the younique offers and content based on their unique preferences..
"pico" Discussed on Film Bug
"Let's talk at one own to episode one or two is where daniel pico. And he discusses the film farewell darkness. Daniel and i met a couple of years ago. It was during a time where i was working company. We were looking for someone to bring on board and he posted an advertisement. Got a ton of responses daniel being one of them i picked several resonates including his brought him in for an interview. I interviewed him. He interviewed as well with a couple of other people in the company and we decided to hire him because he was awesome and so we brought him on board and i worked with him for a year and a half or so and daniel one thing that struck me about him. Is that number one. He very passionate about film in about making movies number two. He's one of those really scrappy filmmakers. Who will find a way where you don't think there is a way and that's perfect when you making films that cost between zero dollars up to one hundred a seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars and so i knew that daniel had made his own film farewell darkness and he had made several other short soames as well so he was part of that first. Wave of people that i reached out to to be on the phone book guest. Now one thing. I will say which daniel has spoken about. You know very publicly is that he actually was part of the first or second wave people who got the coronavirus and so he spent a good two and a half even three months going through this going to hospitals even trying to get tested was an uphill battle finally got tested tested positive clogged quarantining at home by himself. And you know going through a lot physically He lost a lot of weight as a result so it was very tough for him and he chronicled at very publicly on his facebook page every day he would ever one on how he's doing and so when i reached out to him to do the podcast he was going through that and so he said you know. Let's wait until i feel a little bit better and sure enough. You know at at the tail end of it. I think you know he. He really maybe had a few more days left until he's one hundred percent that's when he decided to do the podcast with me and i'm so thankful for his generosity for his energy because we spent two and a half hours on the phone talking about making his film. The podcast is only thirty minutes long but we spent two and a half hours talking about this. Because he's very passionate about this because he's figuring detail and he's very entertaining. I mean when daniel is telling you about you know going to steal shots at union station chicago or having to drive from chicago to arizona and then dealing with upham commission that was currently shady dealing with a very shady distributor and they had to pull up on that distributor while he was urinating in a a at market united mean the things that he had to do in order to get some answers as to what is happening with his film. Why is he not seeing any money from the home. So it's a very entertaining. Episode is a very detailed episode. And annette you'll get a glimpse into what daniel had to go. Through what people he had to bring together with elements he has to bring together in order to make his film. The film austin About five to thirty thousand dollars to make an out now. It's on revealed dot com. It's called farewell farewell darkness so certainly checkup a fell. But in the meantime go ahead and hit the play button on episode one or two of the fell bug podcast and listened to daniel pico. Tell you how he went about making his movie..
Opening a new restaurant during a pandemic? Try a Los Angeles area parking lot
"Creative move to support local businesses that are struggling during the pandemic. The city of PICO Rivera is testing out a new experience he calls Park let's They'll be transforming street areas into micro parks and outdoor dining spaces. It's one of many ways that l a businesses are adapting to pandemic restrictions. Another example, some restaurants are opening a second eatery with an entirely different menu in their parking lots. Peter Allies, Mona Holmes talked with KCRW's greater L A. About these innovations, most restaurants or just, you know, expanding into Park lits into sidewalks into parking lots. But these restaurants they are starting brand new restaurants with brand new menus in a brand new space that they decided you could even visualized it is pop up. These new setups are launching in various communities, including Silver Lake West Hollywood in Venice. One example is called Hell of a Time. It's a parking Lot restaurant operated by the folks who run all day, baby just across the street. They pop this up Super quick just made this really cute, compact dining area right across the street staff, run food back and forth food and drink back and forth. It's quite a task. Home says some of these ventures may not be super lucrative, but they are keeping the dining scene interesting during the pandemic.
Riots in Sweden after Quran burning by far-right activists
"Swedish police have arrested up to 20 people after riots in the southern city of Malmo. The unrest was sparked off by suspected far right activists burning a copy of the Koran. Details from Risto PICO. The Koran. Bernie was meant to be carried out by the Danish far right politician last Paladin, but he was the night entry to Sweden half that similar provocations in Denmark. However, his Swedish supporters went on regardless burning a copy of the book in the mainly immigrant suburb of Rules and gold. This predictably lead to large scale unrest. Dozens of young men poured onto the streets. Cars were burned on police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews pelted with stones. The unrest ended early in the morning, but the atmosphere is still tense.
"pico" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Years. Most of my friends are saying I don't have time. I. Didn't have time to see my family I didn't have time to take a walk I. Don't have time to listen to music, and suddenly as you say, we've all been given maybe more time than we know what to do with, and of course, as you say, I'm lucky because of the rights of my job. Involves. So she'll distancing I'm always I've been right working from home for thirty four years. So in that sense to season hasn't been so different from me and I know your job involves a lot of travel much more than mine does but one of the things that I've got out of these last couple of months is being forced to stay still remembering what I really cherish and remembering what really sustains us and me and me actually that's a lot of travel. So these loss months has helped me to appreciate travel not to take it for granted and actually my case look forward to the trips that I think we'll start taking place again. A few months there'll be more expensive and some people will be more apprehensive. Travel is going to end no, and I think also we can take that wonder of travel and the beauty of travel, and we can employ those skills without getting on an airplane Have you thought much about? The traveling spirit while walking around the block or or just enjoying your garden. I love that Rick as ever you've actually taken the was out of my mouth because when my wife and I was stuck in our apartment in Japan for many weeks we started taking long walks every direction which we've never done that we've lived in that apartment for twenty seven and a half. Yes. And we found just five minutes down the road beautiful bamboo forest with flowering cherry trees all over nightingales teaching their young to sing just three blocks mar apartment, and we haven't found it in more than a quarter of the century and just as you say. I've always felt that the beauty of travel has less to do with the destination than with a fresh and open is we bring to it and. In Our neighborhood. So one does that would be amazing to people coming from elsewhere and it's just a matter of reminding ourselves. If that's and as you say I, think this moment has done that here I'm sitting in my mother's house in Santa Barbara on my parents of hunters house for more than fifty years and the first time in fifty s I've taken long walks up the mountain road and still to myself my goodness this is one of the most beautiful places I've seen on us. But as he was saying, I've spent my time flying off to other beautiful places than. The one in my backyard. So I've been grateful to this moment for opening my eyes to what is really always around us. This is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with Pico iron because many books are inspirations when that is pertinent to our situation, today would be. The. Art of stillness. Pico, I keep looking for silver linings in this dark cloud, and one of them might be an awareness that the crisis that will be confronting us in the future or not the conventional this country against that country. But these crises will be blind to borders. We won't be defended by military hardware and strong walls but by science and by an understanding that we have to work together and we should invest in soft power and building bridges. Have you been thinking any in any terms of a silver lining where maybe our world can can be less at odds and more interested in win win solutions instead of win lose solutions. Yes, I've been. Sober and in some ways inspired by the fact that nearly all the globe rich and floor east and West, talking, let's talk have been going through much the same thing. So indifferent second sense she's few months and as you say I think most of our problems now a global can only be solved globally the viruses one example climate change is another the refugee crisis it can only be done across borders and I. Think the world is waking up to that. As you know I've been lucky enough to spend a lot of time for five years now talking to the Dalai Lama and I've been in touch with him and his office the last few weeks, and he's been again stressing more and more what he calls the big we and that that's the virus is, as you said, don't respect borders they don't make distinctions that means that we can't. Respect Boorda's or make distinctions in our response to that We can only selfish together three beautiful words the big we. That's a key to our future Pico Ir. Thanks so much I just love connecting with you. You're the the embodiment of the traveling spirit in a way that brings people together and gives us a better understanding of of where we are in who we are. Thank you. It's always a pleasure. Thank you for all you to take care. We'll talk again soon by PICO. You can listen to Pique wires earlier appearances on travel with Rick Steves. There's a link to our archives.
"pico" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"So how have you been coping Peco left his lockdown in Japan take care of family back in California. He's noticed how most people in Japan viewed the pandemic as yet. Another situation that you just had to take in stride they don't see these kind of crises and shocked. So the south so have rations they think of the most of the way life always is. Eric Winer traveled to the places where great philosophers and thinkers live from Athens to the Alps India Walden pond. He recommends letting the wisdom of the ages at depth to your world we travel and we philosophise for essentially the same reason, and that is to see the world through fresh eyes and hear how Fiji plays a leading role in the South Pacific Fiji to us here in the United. States seems like such a small country but actually in the context of the South Pacific, Fiji is kind of leader. It's one of the bigger countries here. What you can discover in the hour ahead it's travel with Rick Steves? The Island. Paradise of Fiji is also a major influence in the South Pacific. We'll find out about Fiji a little later in the hour on today's travel with Rick Steves. Plus Author Eric Winer tells us what traveling to the homes of the world's most important philosophers taught him about life. Let's start by checking in with friend of the show author Pico to hear how he's faring during this pandemic summer Pico was raised in England in southern California by parents who were both philosophers and religious scholars we caught up with him in Santa Barbara Pico welcome back travel with Rick Steves Real Delight. It's always. Highlight, to talk to you. Thank you know people used your life between California and Japan tell us how you are dealing with this crisis. Well I spent the first half of the pandemic in Japan and I'm almost embarrassed to say that things are quite beautiful and the sense that things look very much the same as normal as you know from your many trips, the people wear masks much of the time in. Japan anyway literally and figuratively to protect others. If you were in a bus in Japan in November, usually, there'll be forty percents of the people wearing masks. So that part was not different and as you also know, Japan has managed to avoid the west of the virus. So even in the middle of April I was playing Ping Pong every day with my neighbors eight year old men were diving across the hard floor of the wooden Jim to hit back at forehands and really looking around everything seems same as usual except, of course, no foreign tourists. And I think the other thing about Japan which is one reason I moved. There is as you know, they're very STOIC uncomplaining and resilient, and so they've been dealing with challenges for fourteen hundred years there, and they don't see these kind of crises is shocked sore in the south. So aberrations they think of them almost as the way life always is they used to earthquakes some Salamis forest five. So in that way to it was quite a complex to be. and. Then I flew back in the middle of the pandemic to Santa Barbara where I am now because my mother who's now eighty nine just come out of the hospital and I knew I had to have and California did look very different from usual but in certain ways, people seem thoughtful and focused and reflective kind and. In some ways. Conversations I had with people here on the telephone if I in is in the supermarket with Michio the they might be otherwise I'm lucky again in both places because I'm in. The small town of not as affected as big cities and. Towns of privileged. So everybody was most concerned about those without a roof over the heads with family nearby jobs I had a pretty lucky I. Think you know, Pico, you mentioned in Japan people are to wearing masks both literally and figuratively and I cringed at that because I don't want to have a world where we wear literal masks I would want even less to have where we all have figurative masks and maybe we'll have more literal masks in our future. But what you're saying is when you got back to California, people might have been wearing masks but they were being a little more honest and open with each other's is that right? Yes. That is right. I'm I think in Japan the FIGURATIVE MOSQUES Seen as a form of social duty I think you know as you know, the Japanese define themselves by the the whole unit, the neighborhood or the country or the company, and they feel everybody around me is suffering, and so my job is to make people feel better. I don't want to inflict my own suffering on people who already going through a lot. I want to offer them what I can in the way of help Williamson. And support, and so actually I like that quality about Japan essentially positive and and also they're not rattled by things sometimes very small things will come along and and other places. I'll see people get very shocked and caught up in the fight of the moment and Japan has much more level suffix, which makes it in some ways a calm place you're right that they're not good at facing up to some of the DACA places. The, dogs spots in history. But as a win a sort of social lubricant, I think it makes for at least a cheerful atmosphere and it's sort of related to being considered socially. Exactly, it's. It's. It's. It's a matter of thinking about the other person before yourself and then recalling if remember in the Nami two, thousand eleven, eighteen, thousand, five, hundred people died and when people watch the footage on TV they were surprised the Japanese was so quiet uncomplaining and I think that's because even though one person that loves to people right here at the house, she knew that everybody around her had losses also and so she didn't want to compound that. Grief peak wires on the line with us on travel with Rick Steves Pico devices year between a small apartment with his wife in suburban Japan and looking after his mother in Santa. Barbara California Pico shares observations about life in Japan in his latest books autumn light and beginner's guide to Japan his other titles include the art of Stillness Adventures and going nowhere and the open road the global journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. His website is people R-, journeys, DOT COM. And Pico. When I'm thinking about the introspection that comes with being locked down. I would imagine you've had a lot of time to be thoughtful and observant about the character of people with your split life between. Japan and the United. States, and then you even write about Canada's approach, which is different than south of the border here in the United States I think Canada's Afraid Good job of mixing hope and history coming up with a very realistic sense of how to make a better world when I was a little boy growing up in England I was so excited to come to the US because it is the land of possibility and it is the land where you can change everything and I was so glad to learn that. Gospel from the United States. But. Then when I got to about the age of thirty I thought I've learned a lot about possibility. Now, I need to learn about reality and there I need to go too much older culture. And so I thought that the US is still to some extent about the pursuit of happiness, which is a great lesson to be spread around the world. And Japan is based in that it is thought of the reality of suffering that life isn't easy and we have to make peace with the difficulties that come along with I. Think One reason why it's well equipped for a moment like this and so having enjoyed everything that US had to offer I thought what Japan would be a good compliment because this crisis is confronting me with the opposite of. What my life is all about in a lot of ways this crisis for me is therapy for somebody who's addicted to being productive, and it's tough to slow down and you write books all about slowing down, your book. The Art of stillness is a real inspiration. In that regard, you know this is kind of humbling and maybe that's the silver lining that there's more to life than increasing its speed. I mean I've noticed in the last maybe ten.
Pico in Lockdown
"Start by checking in with friend of the show author Pico to hear how he's faring during this pandemic summer Pico was raised in England in southern California by parents who were both philosophers and religious scholars we caught up with him in Santa Barbara Pico welcome back travel with Rick Steves Real Delight. It's always. Highlight, to talk to you. Thank you know people used your life between California and Japan tell us how you are dealing with this crisis. Well I spent the first half of the pandemic in Japan and I'm almost embarrassed to say that things are quite beautiful and the sense that things look very much the same as normal as you know from your many trips, the people wear masks much of the time in. Japan anyway literally and figuratively to protect others. If you were in a bus in Japan in November, usually, there'll be forty percents of the people wearing masks. So that part was not different and as you also know, Japan has managed to avoid the west of the virus. So even in the middle of April I was playing Ping Pong every day with my neighbors eight year old men were diving across the hard floor of the wooden Jim to hit back at forehands and really looking around everything seems same as usual except, of course, no foreign tourists. And I think the other thing about Japan which is one reason I moved. There is as you know, they're very STOIC uncomplaining and resilient, and so they've been dealing with challenges for fourteen hundred years there, and they don't see these kind of crises is shocked sore in the south. So aberrations they think of them almost as the way life always is they used to earthquakes some Salamis forest five. So in that way to it was quite a complex to be. and. Then I flew back in the middle of the pandemic to Santa Barbara where I am now because my mother who's now eighty nine just come out of the hospital and I knew I had to have and California did look very different from usual but in certain ways, people seem thoughtful and focused and reflective kind and. In some ways. Conversations I had with people here on the telephone if I in is in the supermarket with Michio the they might be otherwise I'm lucky again in both places because I'm in. The small town of not as affected as big cities and. Towns of privileged. So everybody was most concerned about those without a roof over the heads with family nearby jobs I had a pretty lucky I. Think you know, Pico, you mentioned in Japan people are to wearing masks both literally and figuratively and I cringed at that because I don't want to have a world where we wear literal masks I would want even less to have where we all have figurative masks and maybe we'll have more literal masks in our future. But what you're saying is when you got back to California, people might have been wearing masks but they were being a little more honest and open with each other's is that right? Yes. That is right. I'm I think in Japan the FIGURATIVE MOSQUES Seen as a form of social duty I think you know as you know, the Japanese define themselves by the the whole unit, the neighborhood or the country or the company, and they feel everybody around me is suffering, and so my job is to make people feel better. I don't want to inflict my own suffering on people who already going through a lot. I want to offer them what I can in the way of help Williamson. And support, and so actually I like that quality about Japan essentially positive and and also they're not rattled by things sometimes very small things will come along and and other places. I'll see people get very shocked and caught up in the fight of the moment and Japan has much more level suffix, which makes it in some ways a calm place you're right that they're not good at facing up to some of the DACA places. The, dogs spots in history. But as a win a sort of social lubricant, I think it makes for at least a cheerful atmosphere and it's sort of related to being considered socially. Exactly, it's. It's. It's. It's a matter of thinking about the other person before yourself and then recalling if remember in the Nami two, thousand eleven, eighteen, thousand, five, hundred people died and when people watch the footage on TV they were surprised the Japanese was so quiet uncomplaining and I think that's because even though one person that loves to people right here at the house, she knew that everybody around her had losses also and so she didn't want to compound that. Grief
"pico" Discussed on Meditative Story
"We've reached the end of Pico Story. In just a moment guide you through a closing meditation. Fest though I WANNA. Acknowledge salesforce and that sponsorship of Meditative Story. While you may know them for their role in being companies and customers together. SALESFORCE also works to improve the state of the world by sharing the stories of leaders who are making positive changes. We're grateful to them for making Meditative Story. Possible. Let's start by cycling your attention. Into your body. Letting all come back. Whether you're sitting standing moving on lying down. Just let your wellness fill your whole body. Being, open to whatever's happening. Letting happen. The breathing in. The body breathing out. How does your body feel right now? Is the agitation over. Relax. Asian. Is there tension over sense of peace We're not trying to create anything which is being open towards here and noticing it whatever it is. If, you're eyes aren't already been please open them now. How Obey Feeling Is. Feel tired. Who Do they feel bright. Can you notice how you're seeing the world right now? Is your sense of sight focused or wide. What's grabbing your attention? Just, being interested in what site and seeing as light right now. Moving on from sight and switching opening out to hearing. There were my words coming and going but what else is that? What sounds can you know to surround you? Being Open. Letting the sounds come to you. Know need to go out and grab them. Finally the world. How are you feeling? Is your mind busy with thoughts? Was it fairly quiet? If there aren't any particular most present than being open and noticing that to. What you notice is not as important as the quality of the noticing itself. The quality of the awareness. A world of experience always available. A allowed. Full of secret homes..
Top Voice AI Stories in the First Half of 2020
"I. I asked each of the panelists today what they thought was the top story in the first half of twenty twenty invoice in everyone seemed to agree that covid nineteen was to be Let's start with you John There are many stories about voice in Corona. what stood out to you what's your experience Ben and how that's impacted the voice industry. Generally whether it be Europe or US or globally whatever your perspective is on that. That's interesting questions. At the beginning I think we covered it. In like end of February or like mid. March. I was a little concerned the odds because various like building for assistance like Alexa Google Assistant. is still very often seen as to some like innovation. And so what I thought is that companies now that they're not sure where market is going in these uncertain times that they budgets for this and that's this all of these developments, wiggins slowdown but it feels like at least when we're like when I'm talking to other industry professionals, it feels like that. There is love optimism One might related might be related to. People being at home more using Alexa more I. think Catholic early say more about this. The other is that more and more people now see the value of vices not being just like saving time for example, but then also being germ-free technology that you're like there was this one them all by. Pico. Voice thing queered they have like the voice enabled elevator of, for example, all of these different applications these. Are. Pretty exciting I mean we're still in the early days regarding this, but I definitely emcee that more and more companies are thinking about voice experiences the go beyond building. Games Alexa. For example, on that go beyond marketing Alexa skills, and think about k. what's what could the health benefits of filling filling voice and Tad's Free Interactions Look like A great point eight is thinking about that when. When you look at voice, you mentioned this idea is works experiment for a lot of businesses and it might have been coming out of their innovation budget and you see some sort of really big disruption that's hitting revenues profits, and therefore discretionary spending. We would see we would normally expect these type of special projects beside line but in fact, what we're seeing is a lot of there being accelerated. This. Very interesting to see an I thought some of that is definitely kind of a self fulfilling prophecy of the industry that you're like, Oh yeah. Alexa has been slowing down a bit at least it felt like this in the scale store Kayla look into other ways that we can build exciting experiences but it also feels like that more and more companies that haven't been in the industry in the voice in the treaty are also looking for like how to deploy was experiences now. Whether it be touch free or it just be for a really convenient way to interact. Catherine Yon just mentioned you. You're sort of background and focus on the consumer. It will bring you in here a when you think about the voice view the voice brew lands and Cova Nineteen. How do you come out on that? Yes. So there are a couple of things I. Love. I love to talk about I. You know there have been lots of reports that have indicated that there's been an uptick in voice assistant usage and that's great for the industry but I think what's even more interesting is that the data showing that people are trying more things more things they haven't done before with their voice assistance and I am definitely seeing this. You know through the Lens of voice brew the engagement with forcetruth emails has been up significantly through You know since the start of the pandemic and March and also the volume of subscriber emails that I get has exploded in recent months. So people are at home they're trying things they're running into issues and they want help solving them or they're just excited that something new work. Then they wanna tell me and they get in touch. So it's you know it's kind of anecdotal but you know I'm I'm definitely seeing more people trying more new things with their voice assistance and I think that's that's really exciting. That's really interesting to me that that you know it it doesn't surprise me that. Because people are all they're using their devices more, they're looking for more ways to do it. They've discovered voice brewed so that it's just another signal that your subscriber base has gone up Frankly because of you know it coincides with all these other things that are happening simultaneously. Yeah no that that's been great and it's also just with the existing Subscriber Base I. can see that you know people again people are at home. You know they're reading their reading their emails. They're just they're they're engaging more and I, think. Part, what's you know from my perspective also really great about this. Is that I am hopeful that this will persist beyond Kobe. So once you kind of open the can of worms of trying a lots of new things with Alexa or with Google assistant that people will now be open to continuing to do these things but trying more new things So. You know all good
How AI is Being Applied to the Stock Market
"Hello and welcome to the Today podcast I'm your House Kathleen Mulch. I'm your host Ronald Schmeltzer. So today we're going to spend our. podcast talking about our use case series where we look at the adoption, I in various different industries and today, we're GonNa take a look at the stock market and the training on. Amazing. Other things like the stock market commodities and futures bonds and Blah, Blah Blah. So we talk about stark record. We're talking about the trading floor in general, but basically the stock market and it is the dream. It is the long dream of anybody WHO's in the financial trading industry to find the magical algorithm magical model that can predict the future of the market because if you can do that you basically when everything in life. Right because. If I can tell you the price of Amazon or apple stock or oil, or whatever tomorrow, I can lock in my buy low sell high sell high by. Then you went and you know what? There are very smart PhD mathematicians out there right now, who are working on machine learning models to predict the markets, right? So we should talk about. I think ever since there's been a market, there's been someone trying to figure it out in one way or another. Just. Technology helps but still hasn't cracked it. So like Ron said, we wanted to spend some time today talking about a and how it's impacting the overall stock market trading floor and that whole area recently adoption of AI in financial trading has seen an uptick and more people are starting to look into this wealth managers are using ai to help serve their clients better. Freighters are using AI and also Also, augmented intelligence tools to gain insights and flight market advantages. You know anything that they can get. They really try any slight gain, is worth it to them, and also many people are starting to see some real value from using ai just in general. So we wanted to spend some time to dig deeper into this and talk about how ai is being applied in various ways. So part of getting. Getting an advantage in the stock market, of course, was called Informational advantage. If you have to know something before other people know things. Then you have an advantage just goes all the way back to you. Even Barron Rothschild in London stock markets, how he used the supposedly passenger pigeons ticket information from the battlefields. You know that was like supposedly like one of those big innovations and it kind of carries. Carries through to the high frequency trading. We're like you can engage in micro. Senate? Like not even Microsoft, by Pico Senate seconds of advantage over someone else because you have the man, you could place that trade just before the other people place the trade. Then you have an advantage, right? So having information advantage is a real thing, but you know nobody really knows the future especially machines. So really. So what you can use, you could try to just build better models. You could try to figure out, could try to fill the basically figure out a better cause and effect like when you see something happening in one place, right? What does your model tell you about what will happen somewhere else or maybe something in the same market like when I see, let's see there's oil prices are going up does your Mama. Mama predict something with some high rate of predictability about what will happen in other market, and so this idea of modeling model changes for Stock Market for finance for risk levels, the is really able to really analyze things just a much higher level. It's basically just doing things that skill we talk about that with the idea of hyper personalization is one of the patterns just in general patterns and anomalies and predictive analytics. Systems can read all the news, they can look at all the social media. Posts, you know they could check every stock, it check derivatives on stock options that could check all those things. So companies that are really using a I are using it first and foremost to just be a massive intelligence gathering tool and synthesize all that information together, and basically try to use that to inform and influence their models and use those models to basically help do things at a much faster speed, and of course, is about speed right? The speed is incredibly valuable and so someone getting something just slightly faster getting that insight. Maybe you just haven't inside that nobody else has which is great in. You can act on that and hope nobody else notices, but a lot of time. But the truth of the matter is, is that you never alone there's too many people looking at too many things. So it's really about speed right and there are many many companies that are really building these ai tools to look at the complex patterns in the market and analyze those pens so that that's one big way is hoping right now.
"pico" Discussed on The CheapWineFinder Podcast
"Another companion podcast to wine. We just tossed on the cheap wine finder to website. It's a seven ninety nine one. that a founder Aldy? and. It's called the. Let me grab the bottle so I. Get it right. Pico Viejo. Reserve Chardonnay. The. newco valley in Argentina. Seven ninety nine. Valley is. Like. Very fancy. Place. It's well-known from back it's. About thirty five hundred feet up in the Andes They say it's valley, but it's not really. Just bumps into a a mountain. And it's a desert at ten inches of. Rain a year. I think got the wrong music for Chardonnay, but I'm kind of headphones on, so I'm okay. and. It's It's a great place for wine. It's got Sunshine all year round it's got. Almost no rang. You don't want much. Rain you up the grapes supper. And It's got warm days and cold nights. Grapes love that they heat up. The engines go roaring, and then at night they the cool weather comes in cooldown. It makes for a really long growing season, and that's what wine grapes really really need. Dan Witnesses Chardonnay. Nice starting to actually. A. Really good acidity. Maybe a little more citrus than fruit. But it's doing really well, both it tastes great. Go for eight bucks. That's a Nice Chardonnay. It's got enough. skype four months of Oak barrel aging. Not enough to Overdo it, but enough just to give you some creamy open things going on, and some really nice lemon lime. Things happen. That's not the creamy stuff is. You know all the has the weirdest wine selection in the. I mean. I all these. Andrex they don't even have the special place. Where and it's a mess. You know it's. It's you can't tell me. It's grown together. WHO's ever buying these wines? His putting some work into it. I mean I've been getting some really good wines out of the deal and. And you almost expect nothing because it's. It's shown so pearling. Yeah, I don't know. Maybe that's third their trick. Make you think that nothing's happening and then they. Get you with a good wine. But there we go. That's a good chard name great. Back Porch up the balcony, watching Netflix doing whatever you gotTA. Do you know it's Kinda hot and humid outside maybe air conditioning. But It's got that as. It tastes great. Let's start and it's got a really nice flavor. It's not the usual. It's a little bit more on the side of Chardonnay California might get more juicy fruit. And here we're getting a little more Sister She's thing, but not overload, and it not too Tart, not to anything just a really nice. Drink it now. Don't worry about. It tastes great. I can't believe it seven ninety nine. I can't believe a wine selection that. Goofy, makes. Offers to wine. So there we go. Don't sleep on all these look like crap, but they. They got some things going on. This is Dave from cheap wine fighter dot com. We got some things coming down for the next couple days up actually I. Don't know what I'm. GonNa do figuring that out as it comes along and. Try to match the music up two chardonnays better. This one's Kinda like. Scary me, but there we go and audio. Cheap and I'll be talking to you..
Man charged in carjacking that left 13-year-old girl dead in Pico Rivera, southeast Los Angeles County
"Ah probationer charged with stealing a van and pickle. Rivera and killing a 13 year old girl has been charged with capital murder and other crimes. Isabella Cortez and her three siblings were in the running van Sunday when Jose a Gill are allegedly jumped in two of the siblings were able to get out. Police say the 13 year the 13 year old and an eight year old brother were forced out of the van is Aguilar sped away. The boy was seriously hurt, but survived. Angular crashed a short time later, he allegedly tried to carjack another driver before he was caught by
"pico" Discussed on Conversations
"The Potala Palace in Lhasa. Pico this photo of himself as a four year old on the throne that the Dalai Lama sent to you when you were just a little boy, and which you kept in this frame on your desk, all through those years at Boarding School at the Dragon School and then Eton. What happened to it. Stayed on my desk until I was in my early thirties, and then I five struck up in the hills of California just next to where I'm talking to you now and reduced every law thing in our house to ash, including that Certa, and in some ways I, it reminded me of what that stands for the Dalai Lama's message, which is everything is impermanent. You can't hold to any physical object, but if you hold to the value, so the symbol of that that photo represents that will be with you as long as you're alive, but the physical world can go just like that and I I'm sorry to even mention this in the context of Australia because. So, many people in your country know about forest as much well could. Could you appreciate that immediately Pekar because you saw your family house burned down with everything of yours in it and your parents, all of those photos and books and and memories. How long until you could take that? That listen of impermanent S- I think the lesson in terms of the photograph took awhile and other lessons took awhile, but. Interesting enough again I think going to Japan and seeking out that monastery and spending at that time three Uh. Reading Japanese poems been a very good foundation for me, because I remember at that time, the night of the fire I still was writing columns, the Time magazine, so I was caught in the middle of the fire for three hours, and I saw it systematically pick through our living room and buy everything in my bedroom. All hundred notes edge accumulated to my life. Centers, and finally after three hours I was able to escape, and the very first thing I did was to go to a friend's house and use computer and send an Article Time magazine because at that time. This was the West in California and his. Offense seats view on it and. In that article, so the article I wrote the evening that I lost my home. I ended the piece with a poem that I picked up in Japan from the seventeenth century that read my husband Now I can see more clearly the rising moon. In other words you can lose everything you own in the world, and maybe that will help you. Find your priorities, and so something in me intuited that very night of the fire into the peace without what then I would say, maybe a few months afterwards, one side of justice to having to stop my life anew, maybe being reduced nothing I noticed when the insurance company came along and offered to replace most of our possessions, I didn't need ninety percent of the books and clothes and furniture I'd accumulated, I could live much more likely on the US and although. Although I lost all my notes in those pre computer days, I thought well now. I'm going to have to try fiction which I'm sure I would always much too shy was scheduled to try on the one so I noticed in the aftermath of that fire, and maybe this is the case with every fire at quaker Salami. The many many of my neighbors would devastate for life, and will never recover and others having been to exactly the same thing, so we'll maybe. Liberation here or maybe this can prompt me to reorient my priorities or refresh my habits little, and of course I've been thinking a lot about that in this virus moment, when almost the whole world is emerging from a similar catastrophe and wondering what might have learned from it whether they're positive amidst all the terrible office. He one of the places that you've called home for more than thirty years now is not in Japan the old capital of Japan. One place you spend a lot of timing in our is at the Ping. Pong studio. Tell me about. That where you play, Ping Pong. What's it like there? Yes, during every day to play, Ping Pong with my neighbors who are mostly in the seventies and eighties I- when I joined in my fifties was the youngest by about twenty at five foot seven. I was almost torness. And when my wife would begin on the preceding, she would realize with Hara that. Aging building husband is the kind of Justin Bieber fix because I'm the only foreigner in the group youngest by a long way, so I think I'm almost a mascot for my extremely kind friends. And one of the things that's delightful about this is that many of the people I play with Japanese? Men who are the ones who built the Japanese economy and the so-called Japanese miracle, working hard for corporations for forty years after the end of the war, and now finally when they're retired, they're allowed to be human again and they're like little boys. They jump up and down. When they score a point, they really delighted to spend time with the grandchildren. Because while working very hard, they spent very little time with children. One of the other thing is delighted me when I start first started playing. Ping Pong which was sixteen years ago was to not just we only play doubles ever. We choose our partners by lot, and we change partners off every five minutes. So if you do happen to lose, he'll get a different partner six minutes later. Free Likely Win. Of course, everybody keeps track of the school while the game is being played, but nobody keeps track of WHO's winning overrule, and so it's a wonderful induction into the Japanese way of thinking about the community and the harmony of the whole and none of my Japanese friends wants to be the champion off cares whether he's won or lost individually. The whole notion is to make as many.
Firefighters Quickly Quell Shed Fire in Mid-City Area of Los Angeles
"Out a shed fire in the mid city community. The fire broke out shortly before 11 this morning on West PICO Boulevard. Smoke filled a one story role of commercial buildings because of the detached shed in the back. But if I wre officials say the fire did not spread into the building that settle Stalin
Chef Iliana de la Vega discusses authentic Oaxacan cuisine
"Chatting with chef. Ileana de la Vega about authentic hocken. Cuisine Ileana welcome to milk street. Thank you very much for having me here. Let me just start by saying of Ben to Your Restaurant in Toronto in Austin a couple times in the last two years and it was the best Hawkin food of had including in. Walk US terrific so you lived in Mexico City remarried there. You move to to start Eldorado restaurant but but you had trouble being accepted in some way. So explain that to me. Yeah what happened? I mean as you mentioned I was born in Mexico City and eventually ninety four actually moved to a hacker. We opened the restaurant until ninety seven. And Yeah my mom is what was Oaxacan but because I was in born in Oaxaca was not supposed to be cooking blog on food. I mean I guess that things have changed you know hook us a little bit more open now than it was there but You know for them. I wasn't outsider. So you had the restaurant there and then in two thousand six you left so what happened between ninety seven and two thousand six in terms of your restaurant and the politics and everything in the region. Well we were very successful restaurant. Join despite of like many were huggins. Consider me that it was an tighter and then on two thousand six there was turmoil in Oaxaca social unrest and so we had you know the economy collapsed in. We had to close a restaurant. And then I bet charlie we moved to Texas Allston. Imprecise you and I spoke a while back about what is moulay and your definition of it was totally different than what I thought. So could you just break it down for me? I mean you said there were three basic components to moulay. Maybe you could just take us through the concept right. They are like three groups of ingredients to make malate so one will be vegetables and by vegetables. How you also mean chillers. Okay so tomatoes tomatoes onions and garlic and such and then we have spices. So let's say black pepper cumin Cinnamon sugar sold chocolate. And then the third one very important one for these are the figures could be bread or it could be muscle for making tortillas and also not like almonds so there are the three of you take a little bit of each in each one of those categories you will make a molly molly. Negro is very complex. But I I gather that some Malays actually are much simpler than that rhyming. Talk to us about a simple mobile. Yeah okay like let's say like me. For example I think is the simplest one. You'll take a you know. Fresh Materials Green Sheila's Serrano's Jalapenos. Or one of those onion garlic and put it in the blender and then you fried mixture and then you add some herbs fresh herbs so I do up Ohio Santa Parsley and episode. That's my traditional one. And then you have the thickener. Which is the muscle that you dilute. I in a little bit of water and you added so those are the basic ingredients and you can make that. Molay in twenty minutes rather than the. Mola negative that he takes three days. I want you to describe because I've had your Molin Agro and it was divine if you taste a really well made Molin agro. Ideally what should it be like? What is important when you make him? Only non one of those stents out not on one of those flavors. So you will they said. Oh it is a little cinnamon and then the next. We'll give you a little bit of cumin for example or the next bite will give you a little bit of chocolate so each You know spoonful that you take the molly will give you a different note Let's let's talk about some common things in Oaxaca. The Mole Yetay Which I had for breakfast WanNa talk about how that's made. And maybe the tradition of that dish. Well then we get something simple that you will find all over Mexico. Norling OAXACA somewhat yet is believe traditionally like by a piece of bread like a kind of a French bread and then put a little bit of a border in it then beans and then some cheese will melt and then you put it on there. They'll win or something to get kind of. Nice melting and cross the cheese. And then you make Salsa Makina which is like Salsa Pico they get your tomatoes onion Sheila Bair the Serrano or Jalapeno see land throw and a little bit of lime juice in they knew. Serve it with it on the site. It was a terrific practice they also a Santa which is Pork Lard. Is that often used as a primary layer for lots of tacos enchiladas? Is that something that's common ingredient there. Okay largest one thing like Hitler this when you have a big piece of pork and then you take out the fat than you cook. It is slowly. And then you're renders fat right so that is large and then ASEAN thought when you're making teacher on the skin and you're buying it in large then at the bottom you will some pieces and beats over. You know the fat told and that's why it's colored it has it has color to the. You're not open a Tortilla. Like freshly made handmade of course and then you put a little bit of a layer of that and then you eat it with your meal Let's talk about the Tortilla for second in Oaxaca. According to a tee I guess in northern Mexico it's a wheat Tortilla but the tortillas in Oaxaca almost could pass for a week Tortilla. They're very fine. They're very tender. They're nothing like would you get here? So is that because you use different kinds of corn is the process differ. Why are they so much better a little bit of favorite thing? I is the the taste that they still do. Heirloom Cornyn in Mexico. Roy is one so sometimes. You taste the TORTILLAS here in United States. Then they're like sweet so that is wrong. Sorry that is like super wrong so that was one of the things that when we moved to the states and I began to as a Dorothy. Yes here like no by no means. I will be able to serve this in their restaurant every neighbor so you know thank God. We found now corn from Mexico many times from Oaxaca directly and so we proceeded in house and then we grind it. What would you like to tell me about the way you cook that? I don't understand. Well I guess you think that I have problem whether you notice plane. The people You know one is Mexican. Food is not necessarily too spicy. I mean depends on the taste of the taste. Parts of the person but general is just about the flavors The other one is it. People that have had through the years coming to restaurant. Said like this is not Mexican food. I mean for years. We didn't have a flour tortillas in the restaurant in is like oh no but this is not a not as well. How can I explain you? You know that the corner two years is the basic you know and it is your of the also very delicate flavors so those things I think is the what I would like people to understand better about Mexican Food
"pico" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown
"So we flew him all the way from Albuquerque New Mexico. He's twenty-three-year-old bat at the door. You might gnome as a fee now here in Pico. And I'm Peter my favorite breakfast burritos and all of La on this week's food trucks like breakfast these before man. Amazing I was getting the Rico Suave. I'll tell you I'm not. I'll get the Rico Suave. Please thank you the basic bitch. I I stay away from that Y'All then they have this knife site Salsa to get to this day doing this man it'd be a fan for a long time now. I appreciate it on the horn. Hyping you up man. I appreciate even loyal to me. You always even during my losses and stuff. You always say you're still believe in me so I really appreciate that you know I think with you. It's it's it's a timing thing where mixed martial arts is still in its infancy stages. It's pretty new. And so there is like Rory MacDonald. Who's good at everything we came up during? Ma But we've never had kind of like a a prodigy a fee now where we saw this young kid who's good at wrestling glass wrestling boxing. And then just doing all this to get to mixed martial arts. Yeah so you kind of the first one kind of the the Guinea pig of that kind of That that culture that culture so I don't know I just gravitated towards it and then I would always put myself in your shoes like I was working for beltre's we're in the Desk Matt Square Garden. I just remember thinking you know when I made my. Ufc Duke debut. I think it was like twenty six. Twenty seven yeah. That's another life. Experiences can football big football games and other pretty cool things I was thinking about. You know fuck dude man. It's nuts I it was it was. It was a little weird it just because I just didn't know you didn't know what to really expect. Of course you've had like Tancredo fights kids. Emma may stuff but then when you go to like Madison Square Garden a venue. It's a lot different. It's a lot different. There's all the cameras and lights and yeah it was. It was a disaster honestly but it was C- man. Yeah but the thing is like I was nervous but I just was like it was kind of weird because other fight of. Who's.
At Least 50 Cars In Whittier Area Shot With BB Gun
"Yesterday there was another bonkers story that came out of Whittier where there was a criminal ring that vandalize some fifty cars all over the city where they were breaking windows breaking windshields causing as much damage as humanly possible without really much explanation joining us for more on this is K. A. B. C. reporter Kevin trip Kevin thank you so much for joining us yeah anytime John and police are now calling this a quote massive vandalism spree spread over three different areas were talking about we do here as well as la Habra and Pico Rivera which are all bordering each other they believe that these are all interconnected as you said about fifty vehicles just in the span of a few minutes of smashed out windows different types of projectiles like babies are pellets shot through these windows they don't have a suspect yet but this is a big case right now where the cars are robbed or were they just vandalized there is no indication right now that they were robbed however we're still collecting information so it could turn out that the worst thing stolen but right now we know that they were definitely shooting out windows of these cars sometimes the back window sometimes the side windows sometimes both with either a pellet gun or a BB gun we've even seen on some rang it camera video from people's front doors where you can see a car drive by and then you can hear the shot are going through the window and then you can even hear the car alarms sounding after the window shot out so it's not clear where these kids are you know teenagers are going out for a night of vandalism was a somebody else with some other type of motive it's also significant to note that during this osprey which they now think is probably connected in these three areas somebody was actually shot a person was shot with one of these BB or pellet guns that of course raises the stakes are not just talking about felony vandalism you're now talking about a potential assault case the targeting park cars or were they targeting cars that were in motion with people in them it sounds like most of the all of these were parked cars there's been some neighbors interviewed and one case a woman said I came out of my house went to go check on my car it turned out my car was fine but I looked at my neighbor's car and it was all shot up so it does seem like it may be kind of a random act were somebody or some people were driving in this car shooting out window after window after window and we up possibly just kind of a luck of the draw whether your car window got shot out in la Habra or Pico Rivera I'll wait here I saw some of those cars on the news this morning it looked like a piece of Swiss cheese I thought Biggie Smalls was set and one of them yeah you know I've shot my fair share of BB guns and pellet guns and this must have been a really powerful air rifle because typically you know that's not the type of weapon you would think would shatter a car window especially modern car windows which are designed to not shatter very easily so I don't know exactly what the ballistic characteristics of this gun was but I can imagine it was something very powerful because when you look at these windows you would first think okay what was in a three fifty seven a twelve gauge it looks like something a firearm would have taken out but apparently police saying that they believe it was some sort of palette or
Woman Stabbed To Death By Woman In Her 20’s In Mid-City Nightclub
"Room a woman has died after being stabbed inside a popular nightclub in the mid city area the LAPD was called to catch one west Pico Boulevard around twelve thirty this morning an ambulance rushed to people to the hospital where the woman who was stabbed died police arrested another woman in connection with that
"pico" Discussed on Faith Collides
"Nas Not one hundred percent But we we can see the good things that came out of it. What was that one thing is John who was Henry's wife became a CO founder of ministry. Call WE CARE is administered to many many reduce. So it's like a city that has fallen we can see. The foot of the ministry. After Henry passed away Pico had become a public company and James was now a Christian and on a journey to apply his faith to his life at work when Henry Pass Away. Ninety four my younger brother Lawrence. The come here. You was running operation Europe. Request that Laura's move from London overthrew Hong Kong when you build up the business. The challengers is always being in the right people in for the right job so we do not have enough bladders run operation so the time we restart recruited of outside professional into business. All these people are these resources were able to help us. To grow the business and subject genucel how their company? England I appeal James says when Pico looked at expanding the business. They considered high performing employees. Who had an entrepreneurial mindset and strength and Business Development Pico would encourage these employees to then set up an office in New Market? Their business model was built on having a deep relationship and trust with their employees so when it came to making decisions for the business that would impact headcount. James says he really struggled to let go of staff and he turned to his faith for how to deal with it. We're we're running a business and sometimes Choi stuff and is very difficult because he has invested years in the company and you have invested years now on this person and then now here to. Putt and this relationship is very painful. And I can't sleep in my way novel in those days. We're in a constant my waspy. Something bother you into that minute. Some stuff yeah I know thing about. He's Family House. You'RE GONNA pitch you so you need to make a decision on this. Just usually author have them off and have set the Mahim be very with. These demolition costs. The next part is missy and you will statement you do for a job at their. You did in six months if you cannot fire Joe you convict me an Iowa help you. At least to provide some basic financial resources needed cheaper and I can tell you to. After so many years I don't really I mean a lot of people maybe five or six and this five or six percent eventually the far better job even some of the comeback become my cost and we're steaming in a very good relationship. Pico faced many challenges as it grew into a global company. You had to see structural changes pressure to win projects to be accountable to stakeholders but James says his faith has grown since. Henry's passing away and shape the way. He now looks at his company. A when you are running a corporation as a non Krisztian. You depend a lot of our yourself. You are balls your family member your bladder out the decision maker but when you became a Krisztian days purpose of everything that we do they have meaning in life even all the decision maker. We know that God is overseeing and actually help us in decision making so been a Christian. Our say Mush piece. Because you know that we were trial. Best based on our human endeavor our human mind do I ever. We can a- Deanne we want to put Jae or we lost a project. We're piece you know because even Gupo even we lost a big project or set them business decision. They're not long long decision. We oughta go allow. All this happen is to train us up to make us more equipped for the future and I think the important thing is to the peace. Now I WANNA talk about the future so now you are at Pico. But you're sixty seven. Sixty seven has just passed sixty seven. I'm already in the business for all for the four year company many second-generation already in the pieces. Manny also kristen the second generation and I must say that we we have put a succession plan embraced many years back. So I'm very proud to say they're very happy. The second generation injury contributing a bit in the pieces and they're holding key she should and so we in my My RAW ARADO MY Secretary Roy. Getting less and less that successive meter when you can really pass it on and not have to worry. He says because we lend US I say he's at journey nonexistent. But the worst assess so come from the woods. Secession cessation is also says I should is a very big David cessation nor for the company. I believe to continue very brace out of your three sons. How many of them are working at Pico or Delridge? If from your view what is it like for second generation family to be working at Pico? Do you feel like they get special treatment. Because they are a chea known no because issue we are running a company and we were so many people we have to everybody not because they'll cheer if it is that we've harbor James Sees Journey. He's been on as something that's not complete without his family and he also believes in his family to continue what was started at Pico. Most importantly he's happy to be part of God's family. God Gospel Sufri Looney. This across anymore. Because I'm so happy to be but all the family their cost kingdom for James. He came from a family that struggled and poverty but also from a strong brotherhood. Who WORKED HARD TO MAKE PICO INTO THE COMPANY? It is today. The Chia brothers were able to optimize and expand their business along the growth that happened in Singapore. The truth is not all of us will be like James whose career success may seem like. He was born into the right family at the right time. But James Lees thinking about a bigger family the family of God that he got to be part of when he was forty years old. His faith has become so much part of his life. And it's a faith he believes anyone can take part not ready nor all these Trish in house. You must get into a house. Otherwise we stand outside the how in people's how wonderful who is in Sacramento. You will never know you really have again. This is subsequently in this the door when she says not unique to open it. Was your joy US Treasur host. So no matter where you're coming from a family you take pride in or family. You wish you weren't born into take comfort in knowing that there is an eternal family you are part of or you can be part of this. Is Grace bringing you stories? That can revive your workweek and a big shout out to faith collides listeners. John and Roseanne Chia for making this episode possible by introducing me to James Faith Collides hosted and produced by me. This episode is edited by me in China. Li Audio Mixing by Joshua Guan. If you like what you hear please leave us a review and tell your friends about our show. Thanks for listening..
"pico" Discussed on Faith Collides
"So you did so much. During their time in Europe you are able to get pico out there to these potential customers but I must say that the people were kind You know even does any appointment. These men come all the way from. Singapore has spent some time defined time did any clients or projects. Come out of that trip. Us wonder contract for them to Saddam. Germany you either. You know you were so assiting constant because there was a my I oversee contract. It was really a breakthrough. You managed to hinder intonation cry in. Singapore and those they have competitions in in my competitors. These were very big. Do a big deal for us. I thought you was quite tough so when I came back. Decided to marry my dangle fan so we went to register married to marriage. So how did you ask her? Your girlfriend at that time was wounded. Al I live four so tough out there so I better married and then Spoil Mendosa in no time. Just like practical. I need chapter all right. Yeah so there's less load. James settled down with his wife Lee out. They had three boys by nineteen eighty five. The Chia brothers setup Pico outside of Singapore with Southeast Asian offices in China Hong Kong and about two thousand people working for them S. L. Out applauders dream is ensure. Evie BLADDER HAVE DOUBT ON HOW STEVE. So we managed to buy a house for a bladder. So Yeah I was quest at the dome from kids who are farmers. Did you expect you to be that at thirty five? I don't think so because the objective is to get out of poverty okay. My parents generation poor. My father had two job just to keep the family. Survi- you know. My mother stayed home to raise kids or the same time off the order or the pig and chicken my generation into my friends. The objective is to gallop over. You don't don't embassy to never think about you. Want to be a lawyer or doctor. Do you think about going overseas to study Basically now we can afford to buy a house. I've been does the tree wonderful keys. I marry with a wonderful why I've driver. I'm sending my kid to school and I've tree mets counter. The house whole so I was more or less is is good. Yeah Set the Dow and businesses growing Yup. But what did you think of God and I must say they will. Everything is good that your hut become empty. And you're has enthused asking a law creation equation. Sasha's where am I going to live on eighteen? Ninety yes oh or one hundred years away ever saw on earth is it a meaning or live was a mineral life and and there was why when your heart is empty. Your fear I travel a lot. You feel is it. One day I pass away. Who's going to love them? My Wi- my children my business. Yeah the fear the Kim into your hot of course duty the time. My grandmother used to tell me co-starring perish so I believe there's a spirit so you knew that the spirit is spirit was spiro was good but I know that I not it we human be with Spirit but in a belief that they got right. There's got and but my problem. Is We show which and yeah so I was searching you know where am I going where am I going? Let's take a break and one more back. We'll hear the story that turned James and his wife wounded. How's life round? And after how James started to apply his faith at work and how he looks at the next generation to step up and grow the family business at Pico..
"pico" Discussed on Faith Collides
"From lex Mundi. You're listening to faith flights. It's a show about industry leaders and the stories behind how fake plays into life that work. I'm Grace Wong and on today's show we're going to talk about how a family business can grow to be a publicly listed company and how family succession can actually workout in a business. I'm going to start today off by challenging you to think about your own family and how you can think about family in a broader sense because on today's show James Chia joins us to share what it was like to grow up in Singapore with a family of ten brothers and how one of the Brothers started a company that director James in his career. And then how another brothers cancer diagnosis. 'cause James to think differently about Faith James. Chia is a group president of PICO. And in case you haven't heard of Pico. This is what they do a global leader in total brand activation. We engaged three experiences and activate brands harnessing the power of innovative ideas. The business that the Chia family made millions in is called total brand activation. Pico helps brands come alive at massive events like the Olympics or the World Expo by producing exhibits that are an experience for visitors to connect with the brand. They designed the event space. Come up with how to incorporate the latest technology and executed all their clients include brands like Jaguar. Range Rover BMW. As James Explains what they do is all in its name Pico but it has a Chinese twist to you have to understand the meaning behind the Chinese characters. Be then as we find a beaming. Brushes Kirkman overcoming. So you're seeing an in this perm. We can cloudy. Creativity Kirkman to overcome using creatively to overcome a customer's Brompton so using creativity offers version. Days that meaning of fecal. He is now a global leader in total brand activation and a publicly listed company in Hong Kong with three thousand employees about thirty offices and as of two thousand eighteen a turnover of five hundred ninety million dollars but the company came from humble beginnings. James was born shortly after world. War Two at a time when Singapore and it's people were recovering from a period of Japanese occupation. James starts off by explaining to me how he grew up in such a large family. Well I guess those the. There's no such thing as family planning right other Japanese time when you do. Farming need to raise pigs chicken doc. More people be more helpful in a family and I guess why my mom took care of. My father gave birth to tame bars autumn. Boys no good. Wow your mom somehow was able to make that happen ten brothers. How do you guys distinguish yourselves from one another? We Judy slept together on Same Bay. And those are very big. Just put up or implying so ten of you in a bad. My Mom's told me that we're my day Kim back at a night he would just go through my county one. Two three four this mission you know James was number five out of ten brothers and since he wasn't one of the eldest he didn't feel the pressure to help out on the farm so by the time he was six he was able to go to the village school leaving the villagers. The vigil may be about the family and they all together bureau school for their Keats while James's growing up and going to school Singapore was experiencing an economic boom after it gained its independence from Britain in nineteen sixty five life. Got Better for most of them. When James was twelve his family moved from the village into the city with free public housing James Scott to go to high school and right after he joined the mandatory National Service which turned out to be a pretty good setup for him. I was doing pretty well. The military Saudi was good because I was really poor in on me. We say everything's paper. Gum Mealey's better Garmon our room accommodation by the government or UNITA fall is all payback garment. What a live right. So James grew as a leader in the military and got to me all kinds of people people who believed in different things so I make friends to talk about life after death awesome. They go out and come back to me. I was very excited as it live is not just they say eighty ninety on earth and did they don't know theater and I was very happy but on the other hand we sh one. I'm not sure James didn't know what to think about life after death and where to put his faith. He says his parents just asked him to pay respects to their ancestors and growing up. James considered himself as a free thinker. He wanted to go to university after the military but something held him back at home. He saw the way his second brother hustled song. Liam who also goes by the initials S. L. He was the second eldest brother and he didn't get to go to high school and had to do several odd jobs until he got the opportunity to work at an Art Studio. Doodo students basically Shop they do it all painting for Commercial Van Commercial Van Cinema Officer Not Computer Gaffey Z. Hain handwriting he enjoy by you. Find a job is a bit too boring for him and he start looking for opportunity why he decided to come out and stay shown so he started. Pico Pico. Do you know why called at Pico? Beginning to coach are some name this food Chinese name. Commercial Artists is what mouthful right so there are no. This does the named Sony Kodak to Syria. Easy to for people to remember so at an early age. James spent time with s-l to help get his company started even to help come up with a name. Pico and once James finished his military service in nineteen seventy three. He had to think hard about what he would do next. I I can continue in the military all could university or joy my bladder but candidate Biscotti. The family was poor and my brother just started and he need help. And there's how took me a long time to ponder about it. Yeah so I join the family beside dry so when I joined. There was quite a bit of adjustment because in army. You're drawing salary is painful when Ajoy my bladder. My salary was cut more than half. Wow and you are an open your meal joining a family seven days a week. Maybe chop hours a day so a large law and to. How is it like for you brothers to be working together? Were there any issues of assigning roles and responsibilities? Doing business just thought that other defense bring are looking at the different Avia of responsibilities where and I joined a business. I was very much a personal assistant to seal so he made me run around the bang. Pose letter you know just biscuit assistant him. So now you've joined Pico. And you were the assistant to the founder. You do everything that ends announce of how to start the business right so tell me about how you were able to kind of. Go off on your own for the first two year. Basically just four learning how. He talked a customer Learning about how he hindering pushback learning the root of a business and after two year. Don't forget our office army and lead a team or the thirty or forty people so a few. It'd be boring then. I say well what I do do series. I like to go and meet customer beginning. It was quite tough. I I do know how to start. I know even have a customer and my older brother Jimmy when costumer infidelity so wonderful worst cost tougher customer. He gave me. Yeah through children's me so we debt. I struggling along a subsequently. My father introduced a customer to me. I so from one customer able to develop from one to do it for four to eight and managed to develop a hand for a customer at the same time. Singapore started to become a center for exhibitions and conventions for all of Asia. So customers from all over Asia would go to Pico as a one stop shop to get their booth designed built and deliver to the exhibition site. James says in one thousand nine hundred seventy four. He had one customer from France. Doing Business in Singapore and it actually took a free ticket that his seventh brother Henry One and that got them to look at doing business in Europe. So here's the sheeting to he wanted. He wanted how do you win it? Lucky draw lucky brother who go to and I said Oh well I know into Europe right so the topic is being metoo parish says okay let me try to go to Europe. So he wanted and he gave it to you. Yeah so I say okay. I would think that they can go to Europe and my intention was very very naive to me. As a young man from Topical Country James Says Winters in tropical Singapore was around eighty five to ninety degrees Fahrenheit so lender in Perez and were they were the the door of the open and hit me nearly one rumble through the plane as it. Can you send me back to Singapore? It was so cold wasn't prepared. I was wearing leather jacket and I thought the letter jacket would be good enough winter. James says he left out because a guy named Paul was kind enough to give him a coat that helped him go door to door to meet potential customers. Jane's visited several countries and ten days..
Strategies for Eating Healthier
"Hello and welcome to the nutrition diva podcast. I'm your host Monica Rheingau and week I'm reviewing some brand new research on the types of strategies that are most effective in changing people's behavior for the better so if you've ever struggled to change the each season of knowing host Christie West Guard will take you for an inside look at an iconic entertainer the first season is all about Robin Williams in this short eight episode autobiography you'll hear never before heard interviews from people who worked with Robin and knew him best and you'll hear from comedians like Gilbert Gottfried and Chris get hard about how Robin inspired them to push the boundaries of comedy listen for a moving portrait of an unforgettable icon just search for knowing colon robin Liam's on your favorite podcast APP could your eating habits be a little better well you're in good company despite decades of haranguing by parents health professionals government agencies and podcasters the average American is still taking in too much sugar too many highly processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables we're taking in too many calories and too few nutrients as a result we tend to be both overweight and undernourished the causes of these dietary indiscretions are well documented the proliferation of cheap high-calorie Hyper Palatable Food and beverages as well as the normalization of huge portion sizes and constant snacking have created an environment and culture in which it takes superhuman hurt and willpower to not overeat the question is how do we change all this put calories on restaurant menus hide the ice cream in the the freezer served dinner on smaller dinner plates post healthy eating messages and cafeterias break rooms and on our refrigerators at home you name it someone has tried it and many of these strategies work at least a little but are any of them really making a dent what are the most effective ways to encourage healthy behaviors that will ultimately result in improved health a pair of French researchers Roman KC and Pierre Shangdong set out to find out the identified ninety six different research studies that employed various strategies for nudging people toward healthy choices and they compared there else to determine which seemed to be the most effective for this particular study the researchers calculated how each nudge impacted total calorie intake. now. Admittedly reducing calories is not the only way that a nudge might improve your nutrition but with obesity being such a primary concern it's certainly relevant and this metric does allow us to compare the effects of a lot of different types of interventions a nudge in this case was defined as any that altered people's behaviors without outright forbidding something or using economic incentives for example if an employer wanted to incur urge their employees to drink less soda and more water they could remove all the soda from the vending machines or double the price of the soda so that the bottled water it was much cheaper but neither one of those would be nudges a nudge is something that influences the choices that you make or in the language of the researchers alters the choice architecture without removing your ability to make or afford a different choice and the researchers found that none She's divided themselves into three categories cognitive strategies try to affect what you know they aim to make you think a bit more before making yourself election or taking a bite cognitive nudges include things like adding calorie counts to restaurant menus or in the case of our employer who wants their employees to drink less soda a cognitive nudge might be to hang a poster next to the soda machine showing how much sugar is in a twenty ounce bottle of soda and other type of cognitive nudge is using logos or icons to identify healthier choices so putting a heart icon on high fiber cereals or a little Broccoli icon next to lower calorie menu items would both be examples of this type of nudge over the past tanner twenty years a lot of energy and money has been invested in cognitive dodges like adding calorie counts two menus and changing the way calories are displayed unpackaged foods unfortunately of all the three types of ages. Cognitive strategies are the least impactful in terms of average impact on calorie intake cognitive nudges reduced typical intake by about six fifty four calories per day the second category of nudges our affective strategies these try to change the way you feel about food or behavior without necessarily changing what you know affect of nudges include applying appealing words and images to healthy choices instead of offering you aside of carrots I might offer you citrus infused glazed spring carrots on a menu I might include beautiful photographs of the Salads but not the fried foods another type of affect of nudge is known as the healthy eating call this is when a sign or a server suggests that a certain choice is more desirable would you like to split a desert with the table or we can substitute a salad for the fries if you prefer or are pasta also comes in half portions instead of trying to inform you about the nutritional attributes of a food affect of strategies focused on making certain foods more desirable or influencing how you feel about a certain choice these appeals to the senses the emotions are somewhat more effective than appeals to reason in terms of reducing calorie intake affect nudges are almost twice as impactful as cognitive ones reducing energy intake by about one hundred thirty calories a day or about seven point five percent as you may have guessed by now the third category of nudges turned out to be the most effective of all and tell you all about what that was right after this break to thank our sponsors support for today's show comes from bare minerals creators of clean beauty bare minimum else believes in pure formulation and uncompromising performance they believe that make up and skin care should make your skin better not just better looking bare minerals damn the clean beauty revolution in nineteen ninety-five with their best selling original foundation it offers creamy lightweight coverage that's naturally luminous the clean formula things only five ingredients all minerals including non-chemical SPF protection it's makeup so pure you can sleep in it the bare mineral formula those are clean without compromise and they're all one hundred percent cruelty free so upgrade to clean beauty products use the foundation finder at bare minerals dot com to find perfect match and first time customers get fifteen percent off with the Promo Code diva that's bare minerals dot com Promo code diva for fifteen percent off your first just bare minerals the power of good today's episode was also supported by molecule molecule is re imagining the future of clean air starting with the air purifier molecule destroys indoor air pollutants at a molecular level removing them from the air that you breathe the technology has been verified by science but most importantly it's been tested by real people molecule has offered asthma and allergy sufferers around the country and all new experience one moore even said she was able to breathe through her nose for the first time in fifteen years and now molecule offers their breakthrough pico technology across a wide range of advocation solutions for your entire home for ten percent off your first order of an air purifier visit molecule dot com and enter diva ten checkout that's M. O. L. E. K. U. L. E. Dot Com and your code is diva ten the third category of nudges our behavioral strategies these try to change what you do without necessarily affecting what you know or what you feel in fact behavioral nudges can function without you even being aware of them one popular category of behavioral nudge is making the healthy choice the easy choice for example placing green salads in convenient grab and go containers at the center of the store but having the fried chicken in the back of the store we have to wait in line line for a Deli worker to quit it in a container for you another example of this type of behavioral nudge is to put the vegetables and the grilled salmon and other healthy items beginning of a buffet line and the less nutritious items like biscuits or macaroni and cheese at the end when you have less room on your plate third category of behavioral nudges is to use smaller plates and containers for calorie dense foods like pasta chips or soda and larger plates and containers healthier lower calorie dishes like salads vegetables water and cut fruit as you've probably anticipated the behavioral nudges were the most effective of all overall they reduced calorie intake by more than two hundred calories or twelve percent and in particular changing the size of the portions and the Oh now have been where we've been investing most of our resources it turns out that when it comes to making healthier choices knowing more doesn't always translate into doing better but we are powerfully impacted by ease and convenience
ICE rounds up 680 people in Mississippi immigration sweep
"News ice agents carry out the largest state wide sweep for illegal immigrants in the country and at least a decade six hundred eighty migrants rounded up at seven food processing plants in Mississippi here's CBS as a more of a a Franco one of the locations targeted was Pico foods which has thirty six hundred employees in Mississippi gold is the eighth largest poultry producer in the country at a press conference today U. S. attorney Michael Hirst put businesses that break the law on
Nonstick chemicals that stick around and detecting ear infections with smartphones
"Hello. This Welcomes the science podcast for may seventeenth two thousand nineteen. I'm Sarah Crespi this week show Meghan. Cantwell talks with science writer Saratova's about a nonstick chemical that sticks around in groundwater, and I talk with sham. Ota about his science translational medicine paper on using a smartphone. So listen for ear infections. I'm here with Sarah helps who wrote this week's feature to talk about how a small group of citizens in Rockford Michigan uncovered groundwater contamination in their town. And with the greater implications of this discovery are thinks much joining me. Sarah, thanks for having me, Meghan, of course. So could you talk about what prompted these citizens to investigate whether the shoe company factory in their town? Wolverine worldwide had contaminated their water in two thousand and nine wolverine worldwide announced that they would be closing their tannery, which had been inoperational for over a century. And the citizens were requesting the company I do a comprehensive environmental assessment of the property before the demolition. They knew from other tannery closures that Henry's often use hazardous substances when they're transforming rawhide. Hides into leather. And so they wanted to be sure that those same substances had not been sort of left behind on the tannery grounds. They were told that because there was no evidence of contamination on the property, that there was really essentially, no way require that testing be done. Meanwhile, will Verena had said there was no known contamination on the property. They asked the city to assess the site, but they did not want to instead they went and got the help of a scientist and launched their own investigation. What did they find from this, they uncovered helped uncover some of the highest levels of Pecos contamination in drinking water wells anywhere in the country and after many years of trying to get the company to test, the tannery grounds discovered that the tannery grounds are also contaminated with pitas, what exactly is p fasten? How long is this chemical been in production p bosses are a class of chemical? Nls known as per in Pali fluoro- alkyl substances. They were first synthesized by American chemists in the nineteen thirties and forties and their salient chemical feature is that they have a carbon fluorine bond, and that's among the strongest of all chemical bonds. It doesn't degrade naturally an environment that can be very useful for some products at lens durability. And also, these compounds can repel water and oil and stains, and so they're widely used in products, such as firefighting foams, nonstick, coatings, carpets, food, packaging, even dental floss some dental floss, it was discovered recently, there are over four thousand of these compounds. But the two most widely studied are called PF OA sometimes referred to as PICO and PFOS those two are no longer in production in the US. What are the impacts of these? Goes on human health were still looking into that. There was a massive epidemiological study called the seat health project, fat looked at people exposed in West Virginia and Ohio, they were exposed to fella, and their drinking water. And in that project what they found was a probable link to six conditions that included high cholesterol, all sort of colitis by ROY disease, stickler cancer, kidney, cancer, and pregnancy induced, hypertension initially, a lot of the Pecos research, focused on these communities, where there had been this high level of exposure, more recent studies, have started looking at the general population, and I think that that's where this gets really interesting because what they're starting to find is that studies are suggesting that even people exposed to what might be referred to his background levels of p fusses show, negative health effects, most interestingly and may be most concerning laid. Some of these negative effects are on the developing fetus babies. So researchers are saying that it can affect, for example, the immune system and these populations. Is there a standard level for what's considered a dangerous p fast level or is that something that's still also being determined? That is very much being determined and a believe it was two thousand and nine the EPA established a health advisory level of six hundred parts per trillion of PF. Oh. A and PFOS combined drinking water. And then in twenty sixteen. They dropped that level significantly to seventy parts per trillion and that in twenty eighteen a branch of the CDC came out with a new study suggesting Twenty-one parts per trillion for PF away and fourteen parts per trillion for PFOS, and then you have some researchers one at Harvard saying one part petroleum is where that level should be. So there's a lad of conversation around. What is a protective level in drinking water, this investigation in the small town has also prompted other areas to look into what their p Fasces levels are, and what has this unveiled one of the interesting consequences of the concerned, citizens work is that shortly after the state of Michigan launched what I believe is the most comprehensive statewide survey searching for pizzas, and they found is that here in Michigan. Nearly one point four million residents are drinking water from orces, contaminated with pitas. It's also showing up and things like foam, that's on our rivers. And so there have been a number of advisories. Do not eat befo. Don't touch the phone fish advisories, dear advisories. It's really extensive ubiquitous exposure to these compounds. And then other states also. Oh, are just starting to look, but nobody has looked quite as comprehensively as the state of Michigan has right. It interesting that all these investigations are being prompted but this also isn't the first time that p asses have been under investigation happened several decades ago as well. Right. Are you referring to the DuPont trial? Yeah. Sometime around nineteen ninety nine early two thousands a cattle farmer in West Virginia suspected that something was going on. Some of his farm land had been purchased by DuPont and not long after that his cattle died, and he wasn't able to get much help locally. And so he ended up going to a Cincinnati-based Turney who sued the company and in the process of that he was able to obtain a lot of internal documents from DuPont. And what he found in those documents was that both DuPont, and three who. Had been making pieces as well. Head Ben documenting negative health effects from exposure, experienced by humans and animals, and that they hadn't done enough to make this available to the PA, for example. And so the attorneys sent these documents to the EPA, and subsequently DuPont, was fined, and three m was fined believe a year later, was around that time that both companies agreed to voluntarily phase out PF away and PFOS. So when they phased them out, they replace them with a different chemical is this one actually safer persists lessen the environment. Well, that is a matter of conversation. They replaced PF away and PFOS those two compounds are known as long chain pieces. They replace them with shorter chain passes. So molecules with fewer carbons and. What we do know is that those carbons don't bio accumulate the same way as the longer chain compounds. And for that reason, there's an assumption out there that these are safer, but there are studies, just starting this is just starting to be studied suggesting that this might not be the case and the national toxicology program. For example, is in the process of starting study of believe it's one hundred twenty five of these lesser known. Short chain compounds to see if they really are safer than the longer chain compounds after this, this fine that they received were their cleanup efforts, or is there, a way to clean up these P asses from water supplies. What we know is that you can use something called granular activated carbon to filter out in particular longer chain passes, so PF away, and PFOS from drinking water, however. That approach. It has variable success with the shorter chain passes which can sometimes break through the filter and they can break through more quickly. So one of the things that water systems are starting to look at is using perhaps a combination of granular activated. Carbon with reverse osmosis, which is a little bit more effective at filtering out short chain passes. All of this though is very expensive. And so that has really put especially some of these smaller municipalities in a tough spot, and others Superfund cleanup sites that kind of thing is there any sort of fund that these local communities can tap into that ole pay for this remediation, one of the things is that because pizza's is not as needed as a hazardous substance. It doesn't qualify as far as I know for cleanup funds through Superfund now, some states are starting to pass their own legislation. In New York, for example, does designate FOSS as a hazardous substance so you can get funding through there. And then the other thing that states are starting to do is actually sue the manufacturers to try and recuperate some of the costs of updating their drinking water systems. Would you say this whole investigation all across the country is still kind of the first step of finding where these sites are? And then the next step of cleanup is still a little bit murkier. Yes. That's very true. Historically are understanding of pizzas and exposure has really been concentrated in these areas around particular very few limited number of military, bases, and also communities that are near manufacturing facilities, and what we're starting to find now is, especially as we have the tools to detect passes at lower levels were finding that these are in drinking water supplies and places, people would never have suspected. But not everybody is looking. And so that's one of the things that I think different states, and different municipalities will be grappling with for years to come. Thank you so much. Sarah. Yes, thank you. Sarah helps is a freelance, writer and senior editor at undock. You can find a link to her story at signs MAG dot org slash podcasts. Stay tuned for an interview with Shaam Gula KOTA on using phones to listen to erections.
"pico" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"He led a seemingly glamorous life. He had a Manhattan apartment job crisscrossing the globe on assignment. Yet PICO says he was so busy. He never stopped to figure out whether or not he was really happy. So when he was twenty nine, he decided to take a chance on a quieter life in a place. He says, always felt familiar to him for more than two decades. This renowned journalist and author of thirteen books. Has embraced a simpler life of contemplation. He shares the wisdom. He's learned in his latest book, the art of stillness. I knew we would be fast friends when at the beginning of the art of stillness, I read if ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard, because if it isn't there, a never really lost it to begin with. One of my favorite quotes from the wizard of Oz, Dorothy in the wizard of the wise wisest specimen around his little gun in the backyard. Yes, not only the wisest person route. I think the wizard of Oz is one of the wisest teachings ever. And when I finally for the first five or six years of watching it, I thought it was about a yellow brick road and Dorothy. And then when you realize that it really is about never looking any further than your own backyard because anything you need to find as right there. That was the biggest aha of my light. And I later learned that the author. Really spent a lot of time steeped in philosophy and thinking about the essential issues and how you find truth and it'll. And yet he delivers it in such a human acceptable way. In that story, say a kid can take it at one level and you and I can take it another. So being one of the most renowned travel writers, you flown how many I'd like to know how many miles you don't even have just embarrassing, but will over a million years ago, I crossed the million mile Mark and that was important at the time? Yes. And then when you make two or three million, it's like, what am I doing? Yes. Okay. So you've been to every corner of the earth? I've been lucky to see a lot of places and when I was a kid, I thought we'll I'm part of the first generation that can go to every corner of the for my grandparents that would be a treasure beyond imagining. So I enjoy traveling a lot. But at some point I suppose I felt I have so much movement in my life. I really need some stillness just to make sense of it, and stillness can be an adventure. I decided that actually was tweeting with someone several weeks ago and they were asking. What your spiritual practice and I thought about it for a second. My spiritual practice is stillness and kindness. Yes, still in kindness. I would say that's my religion of beautiful and and they go together. It's like, well, of course the his holiness. The Dalai Lama says, kindness is my religion, my temple. But when I was a kid, I thought if you step away from the world, if you become a monk or if you go on retreat or take a little time off, that seems very selfish. But the older I got the more I saw. It's actually just as you say, it's a way to kindness and it's only by collecting ourselves. We have so much more to give to our loved ones and everyone around us. And if we're just caught up in racing around, all we're offering them is, hey, see you later or something. It's really we. We need to gather resources to share them, I think. Okay. So tell where were you? Twenty nine years old and you're in your own, you're looking out in Manhattan and you are in a high rise office building. You have everything set the stage for us will exactly as you said when I was in my. Twenties I was leading probably the life I might have dream of as little boys. So I had that twenty fifth floor office full blocks from.
"pico" Discussed on Sparkle Stories Podcast
"He did not have thick legs like his father and could not lift as much as his mother, but he did discover something very, very important. The mice leaned in with wide is eager to learn what PICO discovered. He watched his mother and father lift heavy piles of junk and noticed that they never doubted. They could lift it. He saw that they knew they could. He also noticed that there were other mice that were taller or bigger than his sister, but he, his sisters still believed that she was the bigger mouse and others thought she was bigger as well. So go realized that a mouse is only as strong as he thinks he is. He learned that a mouse is only as brave as she believes she is. He learned that things are only as heavy and difficult and will cold as he thinks they are. And he decided that he was very strong. He decided that he was very brave and Cape. Able and hard working. He decided that things were not so difficult or heavy or that the rain was not so wet and the snow was not so cold now wasn't long before others saw him. This way is well. They told stories about the huge PICO mouse, even though he was no bigger than you Melvin or you dreamy. They told stories about how strong and courageous he was, even though he was just as strong and brave as used are light. There were stories about how he scared away a rough housing. Ferret who brought trouble to his neighborhood. There were other stories about how he managed to chew through a three inch board to find food for his family. So many stories and truthfully, all of these stories about PICO mouse could just as easily. Be about Hugh any of you only matters what you believe about yourself. Mr. flinch was then quiet for a little while before taking a sip of his t, the mice were dazzled. They didn't move. They were too busy. Imagining the great PICO mouse. And then wondering if they were capable of his strength and bravery and size. Lau said, Melvin after awhile, then all the mice side out together, they took a few more sips of tea. And then dreamy said, I kind of feel like working right now me to said Starlight. Hi, I'm not feeling very cold. I feel strong actually said Bono. Let's work for a while said Melvin who then put down his teacup. One more thing before you go said Mr.. Flinch holding a Paul understand that even PICO mouse the brave, strong and powerful PICO mouse knew when to take a break. He knew that sometimes it is just too cold or too wet or too hot, or he is too tired to work. Keep that in mind as you head out into the snow PICO, mouse new. Who he was and who he could be. You do the same. The mice looked serious and inspired. They nodded confidently and one by one thanked Mr.. Flinch for the tea and headed out the door. The old Possum's smiled and listened to them call out. I love snow and it's not so cold and well, it's a bit cold, but I'm warming up. He knew that they would be back in a while to warm themselves by the fire again. But he was glad that they also felt the strengthened courage that a good story can offer. And as he sat by himself listening to the wind whistle outside he recalled stories. His mother used to tell him about a wise old possum named pilot who knew all the secrets of the world and share them through stories. He remembered how he wanted to be just like pilot when he was little, and then he smiled and chuckled to himself and quietly sipped his t. This has been an original story by sparkle stories of sparkle stories dot com. Copyright two thousand fourteen. We hope you enjoyed it..
"pico" Discussed on Sparkle Stories Podcast
"Pairs, asked the mice looking at each other. Now, one day Porto mouse fell in love with another very strong mouse named l. now what was it afford? Tina I believe, oh my was she a strong mouse? You win. The two of them fell in love. Other mice had arguments as to which of them was stronger. How much could she lift asked dreamy well, you do you know how heavy a one of Speros cans of tuna is. She could lift one of those by herself as dreamy in amazement, she could lift to said Mr. flinch. Oh, said the mice. Now, as I said, they fell in love. And soon they had a little mouse PICO cold, the mice. Happily, no PICO came later. This was a daughter and her name was, let's see Granda or something like that will. She was exactly the kind of mouse. Everyone thought Porto and for Tina would have. She was big and strong even as a little baby. She was feeding herself long before other mice could feed themselves. She was running and climbing and carrying and working while other mice. Her age were still cuddling up in their nests. Well, Porto and fourteen were so impressed and excited by their little daughter. They had another little mouse p co asked the mice. ES PICO said Mr. flinch. But you see PICO was very different from his sister. He was small smaller than other mice. E was tiny, his father and mother bent forward to make sure he was even there for Tina picked him up and held him close and Porto spoke softly around him. They almost thought he would break. He was so small, oh, said the mice softly. They could all imagine a tiny little mouse. Well, other mice were not. So gentle said Mr. flinch, they talked about the tiny mouse and said, how could that little fellow be Porto and fourteen as son? How could he be as little brother? He is too small and weak. The mice all had wide shocked looks on their faces. They did not like how the mice of the story were behaving but Porto and for Tina did not listen to them, they gave just as much love and care and encouragement to little PICO as they did do Granda. And though the others said he would never be as strong and great and capable as his family peco began to prove them all wrong. The mice that had up to now been worried about peco's story began to. Brighton and look hopeful. You see, said Mr. flinch, little PICO did not grow to be big like his sister..
"pico" Discussed on Sparkle Stories Podcast
"Or our app. And now here is the story. Just like PICO mouse. This is a story about a junkyard a most unusual place that was home to a host of unusual animals. It didn't matter if you were a dog or a beaver, a raccoon, or a mouse. The junkyard was a safe place where all belonged and everyone took care of each other. Our story begins in the unique home of Mr. flinch. The old possum his house of chairs was the largest of all the animal homes, all of which were hidden in secret spots and the junkyard and in the colder months, it was certainly the most popular. This was entirely due to a small woodstove on one side of the main room that he kept lit during the colder days and nights. It was nearly wintertime in the junk yard and the mice had been spending more and more time in Mr. flinches house of chairs in general, the mice were and industrious group that didn't let the weather interfere in their daily chores. They always managed to find food and building materials, whether it was a hot day, a cold day of rainy day or a windy day. Some of the young. After mice were not so industrious, nor as hearty worried about the wet or cold or heat and often thought things would be too heavy to lift or too hard to poll. They regularly asked for breaks from the heat and cold and rain and wind, and their favorite place to take a break was with Mr. flinch. On this particularly chilly morning group of younger mice, shuffled into Mr. flinches home and huddled around the woodstove to warm up that morning said Mr.. Flinch as he handed them each a tiny Cup of warm tea, is it very cold out there? Several of the mice, nodded their heads. And then one of them amounts named Melvin said, my dad says it's a good day for carrying, but I think it's a good day for resting and sipping tea. Again, the other mice, nodded their heads in agreement. He is a hard worker. Your father said Mr. flinch. Just like you Melvin is seen you do your chores as thoroughly as the rest of them you to Starlight and dizzy and Bano and dreamy you are all they're good workers. It's just that the cold can sometimes require a little extra will inspiration, and I might be able to help you with that. The mice looked at Mr. flinch and wondered what he meant. Would you like to hear a story he asked? Well, the old possum didn't have to ask twice all the mice, loved Mr.. Flinches stories. They all nodded vigorously and shuffled around him. Let's see. Now how about one of your father's favorite stories? Melvin I remember when he was about your age and he particularly loved stories about PICO, mouse. Oh, said Melvin. Dad told me about PICO mouse. He said that he was the strongest bravest mouse ever. He wasn't afraid of anything even bears. Lou said the other mice with wide eyes could be could be said Mr. flinch. But this PICO mouse story is about when he was just a pup. When he was even a little younger than you Melvin when he had perhaps his bravest moment of all, would you like to hear that story? ES please said the mice eagerly Noll right then said Mr.. Flinch narrowing his is slightly. Our story begins with PICO mouses father was also a very brave mouse. Whose name was what was it Porto? Yes, that's it portal whispered the mice. Now it poured au was heads and tales much bigger than your average mouse. When he stood up on his hind legs, he looked well more like a rat than a mouse with thick strong legs and round full belly. He was a famous mouse. It was true famous for what he could carry famous for how much he could carry. It was said that he could carry an entire tea Cup of marbles all by himself. Long said the mice in amazement, and it was said that Porto could drag to. Two pairs of sneakers behind him without breaking a sweat to.
"pico" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio
"Go that's funny i shouldn't even him so he go by you would disagree with that i think pico comes out throws hands he'll wrestle he goes for the finish i i don't see him really downshifting or nothing like that or in cruise control have you seen that peco fought let's be honest here you know i'm on his let's be honest my little beating the show for the guys that people just bought yeah look i i know well one guy was one guy rattled his cage good even even though even the one i first for sure but even the second i think someone tested his chin he came back anyone but i guess taiwan my point was he does come out the fight that's what you originally said now how played out or what the competition was different thing but i don't feel like he goes out there and isn't any cruise control not aj mckee sometimes can't take things slow and he's looking for the right finish a highlight reel finish or maybe he's looking for you to make a mistake or maybe he's just bored i don't know so i would agree with you there he's not always going ninety miles an hour but from what i've seen aaron pico it does seem like he he doesn't really sit back let me rephrase that name a guy in the vision and if you switch it around when kids the guy that is willing to fight anybody pico so named guy in this division that's really willing to fight worthy competitions.
"pico" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio
"So i didn't go much on october chapel but they they got from eight uh should be produced a lot eric our guest here on image on the radio goes would ever in pico marinella to you mentioned that story about when you throw on that series in how that kinda like the the switch that he fled what about outside of mma have you ever experienced anything that can match that high of competing good it's already only the i can describe it uh uh the feelings on the rush that you get is younger i used to i ceres motorcycles and there's no there's no other feeling than you know very soon thereby sets that's a really good uh a good high feeling that's the only thing i can i can describe fighting is just swing your honour by and it goes fast can that so that's a pretty pretty crazy schilling the nominate people get their you know get the experience so that's the only way i can describe the closest thing to fighting are finalised dan tom is a question for you to earn go ahead down what you aaron ah excite excited to watch you perform again of course but just just curious were you able to you know maybe get any taper or anything on your opponent or even if you were as that is that really not your thing um what i guess what you what's your breakdown on your upcoming opponent i think he's a tough guy think of course i always watch them i don't get your coupon gap in in in film film session uh but i i watch him i'm aware of them have watching a lot of stuff on it i coach antonio done a donor he's east always building opponents so.