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Fresh update on "pool" discussed on Papa and Lund

Papa and Lund

00:33 sec | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "pool" discussed on Papa and Lund

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The earliest human footprints in Arabia

Science Magazine Podcast

07:54 min | 1 d ago

The earliest human footprints in Arabia

"Now, we have contributing correspondent and gibbons. She wrote this week about the likely earliest human footprints on the Arabian Peninsula high an hi Sarah how old or how early are these footprints but that's a good question. They threw a whole package of dating methods at them and came up with in the Ballpark of twenty, one, thousand, two, hundred, and ten, thousand years old. Now the dates are not absolute. There's some questions about them, but that's a pretty good ballpark. How does this age compare to previous hints or clues that humans modern humans early modern humans were on the Arabian Peninsula. Here's the. We know that early hominids members of human family have been migrating out of Africa for two million years because we find fossils of our ancestors in the public of Georgia we find them in. Asia. We find them in Eurasia place, but we don't know how they got out and the most logical route is they had to walk through Rabia because they couldn't fly. They couldn't paddleboats a at that point the one landmass in the way between Africa where humans arose originally, our ancestors arose and Eurasia is through Arabia. So we know they had to go through there, but there's a huge gap there are. No tools older than three hundred to five, hundred, thousand years, and what is there is not definitive. The only fossil have a member of the human family from Arabia is a finger bone that is about eighty eight, thousand years old. So the mystery is, where's the evidence of members of the human family marching through Arabia, and then the second part of that is modern humans specifically, our ancestors Homo sapiens arose probably in Africa, because we see fossils in the ballpark of one, hundred, eight, thousand, three, hundred, thousand years of Proto early Homo, sapiens arising and Africa, and then we find more of these sort. Of Early Homo Sapiens in Greece dating possibly back to as early as two hundred and ten thousand. So we know that they got out right now we're just trying to find evidence. Is there something that going on in the Arabian Peninsula that either people didn't want to hang out there for very long or that erased a lot of evidence. Reagan. Peninsula, has covered with desert's it's very dry today the food desert where they found these fossils is parched arid but there were periods in the past where the planet was cooler and wetter, and during those times hundred, twenty, five, thousand years ago it was. One of them, it was green radio was covered with tens of thousands of lakes. They were grasslands between them. If you think about these early human ancestors, it's not a separate continent or a separate place for them to go to its Afro Arabia, right? Yeah. So it's an extension of Africa if the client is good and they're following large game, how were they able to find these footprints? This is a very large area and it's a few remnants of human passing through. Yes. So this team will have by Michael, Leah and it's an international team of Saudi Arabians in a number of people on. Has Been doing a search of scouring the deserts of. Arabia. For the last decade, they start with satellite imagery which helps them see parched ancient lake beds which have sort of characteristic white halio souls often these ancient sediments that stand out in the satellites and then go down to ground truth what they see on the satellites, an airplane shots they go in on foot in jeeps, and in this case they saw this ancient. Lake better rolling out as white sediment. It had just been recently exposed by Rosen and they found the footprints of the animals which was amazing and as I looked closer to one hundreds of footprints, it was four hundred mostly animals but they did identify a small number. It was seven that seemed to be human footprints. So they knew right away they were very excited about that that this was something that was important how Can you tell that they're human footprints and not some other upright walking relative? There's not a whole science of studying human footprints ever since the first ones are found in la totally in Tanzania and Kenya there've been a number of footprints that have been studied people use three D morphometric dimensional analysis with computational imaging or can really look at the depth and they could model how much weight would have been needed to make. That footprint, the length of the foot, the stride between the steps, and then they've done studies living people in their footprints in Africa to sort of test out those ideas and Lo, and behold when they do that to these footprints, they seem to come up with somebody kind of humor that was taller and maybe a little lighter weight more like a modern human of Homo sapiens and say an Andrew Tall so based on that. They say, Oh, these probably were made by Homo sapiens although we cannot rule out that nanotubes might have been there to is there anything else can tell about these people by looking at these marks I think if they get more, they can start to tell about their social structure footprint studies in Africa. I've got quite complicated where you could see the direction that they're going in the payson different members of social groups you can. To see what they are the packs of humans look like you know, what size are they how many are in these groups? What are they doing a lot of the way in this case, they're not spending a lotta time. They're just sort of walking through. This is a bantering group. What is really really cool. Though is that footprint site these are a snapshot of a single moment in time a single day most of the. Time when you have an archaeological site in a layer soil that you get the fossils of the tools and the dates, all that took place. This fan is usually hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands of years. So if you find an animal bone near a prominent human early Human Boehner tool, you don't necessarily know fear there at the same time as parch with footprints like these these were lay down in the same day maybe. A couple of days and they dried out and then got caught up in preserved. So we know they were all there at the same time. So you get this really cool day in the life look at the and of the animals they were with, which is really cool in this case and lots of animals. Yes. Almost four hundred footprints of animals including very interesting. A wild asses which I don't think we're carrying burdens but. That's kind of neat and they were elephants and the thing that's interesting about the elephants as their popular disappeared for the Middle East, just in Africa. Thanks for three hundred years ago and here they are in hundred twenty, thousand in Arabia and the camps they also Campbell's it's kind of interesting that such large animals with Aaron. It begs the question were these humans following them where they attracted them. Going back to the, we talked about it being about one, hundred, twenty, thousand years old. There's some question about the date but if that were cracked, is there anything particularly Gordon about this time human history about what we know about migrations that we could link these prince two? Yes. So what is really interesting is that genetic evidence says that everybody outside of Africa. Came from migrations that happened in the last fifty to eighty thousand years. So this state predates that we happen to know that early Homo Sapiens were in the Middle East pretty quickly after this or at the same time they're fossils in caves. At school and cough so that our early sort of product Homo sapiens. So we know humans are at sorta suggests that because we don't have DNA that dates back this early these were failed migrations. These were members of the human family that went out they weren't shelled migrations for them they lived, but they did not contribute to the gene pool of letting people today that's one hypothesis but it also shows that there's more complex story of groups of humans migrating out of Africa constantly whenever the weather excitement is right that it's three to nothing that they can get water follow animals to meet and trek. Africa. They can cross the desert. It looks like humans were doing that whenever they could and so how do they contribute tour ancestry today a really interesting question and how many different kinds of hominids out there. Thank you so much an thank you. Sir,

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Epic, Spotify Form Group to Push for App Store Changes

Techmeme Ride Home

02:03 min | 1 d ago

Epic, Spotify Form Group to Push for App Store Changes

"It looks like an official rebel alliance is forming headed by epic and spotify. Alliance that is officially being called the. For APP fairness which claims quote apple taxes, consumers and crushes innovation and that this new coalition will advocate quote for freedom of choice and fair competition across the APP ecosystem and quote epic and spotify are the leaders as I said, but they're joined by match group. Base. camp. deesor prepare Proton Mail and tile among several others. So basically anyone who we've ever talked about having an official beef with apple is in there, but the coalition is not just. Going against apple of course, their guns are trained on the Google play store as well, and broadly just the group wants to push for new regulations around how APP stores in general are run quoting gadget. The coalition will allow those companies to pool resources and lobby as a group while giving clout to smaller developers who could never tackle giants like apple or Google alone it's open to companies of any size and any industry who are committed to protecting. Consumer choice fostering competition and creating a level playing field for all APP. An game developers locally according to the coalition. The group has proposed a code of conduct. It wants apple and other APP store owners to adopt it. Requests that developers should not pay quote unfair unreasonable or discriminatory fees that developers should have access to the platforms technical details and that they shouldn't be forced to use an exclusive. APP store quote including payment obligations and quote the gatekeeper. Platforms that these APP stores must not abuse the control they enjoy and must adhere to oversight to ensure their behaviors promote a competitive market and provide consumers with equitable choice. The self-funded group said in a statement, the basic freedoms of developers are under attack said Tim, Sweeney, chief, executive, and founder of epic. In a statement, we are an advocate for any company that's ready to reclaim its rights and challenge the anticompetitive behaviors that exist on APP store today and.

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Pope Francis: preparing for a post-COVID world

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 2 d ago

Pope Francis: preparing for a post-COVID world

"Before pope Francis a cheering crowd has long of supporters insisted in Pittsburgh on the need president to involve trump announced society's that he will name most his marginal Supreme Court groups nominee into late just Saturday the poor afternoon the elderly at the White in House making decisions president about the future trump about now he to name extends his third that concept judicial to picks the virus to the nation's it was highest cheated me court already after that when entities the death of the liberal justice front Ruth says Bader Ginsburg to emerge better says he's been from reflecting a crisis on like the importance the current one of Supreme which is a health Court crisis nominations and he says for at fifty the same time years the they social also policy political and economic whether it's one life every whether one it's of us a second is cool amendment to assume he says responsibility it will be a for woman his or her insiders part call he judge adds Amy all segments Coney of society Barrett the especially apparent the favorite pool have a and role president to play trump defended in making the decision the world a better to seat place often a ninth the coronavirus justice before next election week the day pope is expected nine to release justices on in cycle it on is fraternity that and solidarity with the in the post polluted world unsolicited I'm Charles millions the of last month ballots that they're sending it to scammers out critics say president Obama was blocked from filling the High Court vacancy with eight months before the election so president trump should also have to wait Jackie Quinn Washington

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Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

BrainStuff

06:25 min | 2 d ago

Is Stainless Steel Really Stainless?

"Bathroom, sinks and kitchen appliances to New York's Chrysler building, and the Saint Louis. Gateway. Arch. The world sometimes seems like it's covered in stainless steel. And why not the material is not only sturdy and versatile, but also stainless as the name implies, but is it really impossible to stain stainless steel? Stainless steel is a family of materials that gets its handle from corrosion and oxidation resistant properties that protect it from rust and unsightly botches. Generally, these steals our mixture of iron end at least ten point, five percent chromium sometimes rounded to eleven percent by engineers. When exposed to oxygen and moisture a for instance, when a stainless steel pan is nick door dinged chromium is an element that produces thin oxide film, the coats the product. This self repairing feature of stainless steel ensures the object will always look smooth and shiny. Various European American metallurgists claim to have invented. This wonders material. A We do know that Croup ironworks in Germany created an acid resistant steel as early as nineteen eight, it was used for the hell of a yacht. To other German researchers discovered the relationship between chromium content and corrosion resistance that metal containing at least ten point five percent chromium had a greater resistance to corrosion. Meanwhile American. elwood Haynes patented one type of stainless steel precursor in nine eleven and English researcher. Harry brearley developed a similar material around the same time. After a four year dustup in which hanes successfully opposed brearley's attempt to patent his version of the steel, the to pooled resources to market their wares as the American stainless steel. Company. These and other stainless bells found their way into cutlery airplane parts, Gulf clubs, and Adams almost immediately. But not all stainless steel is created equal. There are four main types of stainless steel classified by structure and composition. The most common variety is static sixty, five percent of the stainless steel produced. All's in this category. A static steals can be found in products ranging from cutlery and cookware to automotive trim and industrial applications. Immaterial pains at least sixteen percent chromium no more than zero point one, five percent carbon and usually includes nickel or manganese for added their ability. Meanwhile. For riddick stainless steels contain up to twenty seven percent chromium often as well as aluminum or titanium, but if little or no nickel. means that while these materials are highly resistant to Croatian, they're less durable than their austin cousins. For riddick steals are more affordable than Austin attic varieties and are commonly used in Mufflers, exhaust, systems kitchen counters, and sinks. Then we have Martin's stainless steels which are less corrosion resistant than the first two types, but are noted for their extreme strength and durability. Of the material contains twelve fourteen percent chromium along with small amounts of Molybdenum and carbon. These steals also contain little to no nickel less than two percent. Martin's stainless steels are magnetic and are often used in products where this feature's useful like a kitchen back splash to which spice rack or other metal object can be attached without using fasteners. A finally duplex stainless steels combined the benefits of Austin night and fair right to provide enhanced decay resistance and beefed up strength and durability. metallurgists typically look to create a mix that's half Austin and half foretich. The result is material that features more chromium and less nickel than his found in Pure Austin at steals about twenty to twenty, five percent chromium and five percent nickel as well as a high level of Molybdenum. These deals are primarily used in chemical plants and piping applications. You may have noticed our use of the term resistant when referring to these stainless steels capacity for avoiding blemishes. So is the material just stain resistant or completely stain proof? And despite the hardy protection that it affords users, stainless steel is more stain less and stainless in other words while the material is highly resistant to discoloration blemishes and other imperfections, it's not completely impenetrable. Just look at the Gateway Arch, which is starting to show its age with breast and K after five decades of welcoming tourists to saint. Louis. The protective layer of film covering a stainless steel object can break down over time leading to corrosion and pitting. In addition compounds like chloride, hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide often caused the film to stress and crack. The level of rest resistance provided by a particular steel depends largely on the materials used to create it the more chromium, the more corrosion protection. The sturdier stainless steels also feature at least eight percent nickel, which provides further defense against tarnish. Some products are tagged with numbers indicating their proportions of chromium and nickel. For instance, eighteen over ten flatware is sold at a premium because it has eighteen percent chromium and ten percent nickel content providing greater protection against corrosion than ordinary flatware. For household users it's important to understand that many metals advertised a stainless steel are actually stainless steel played it. The plate is corrosion resistant, but is susceptible to damage if cut or scratched deep enough to reach the. Material because the plates can also wear off over time, buyers should clarify whether a particular product is made completely of stainless steel or simply plated. Whether played it or not. You're stainless steel appliances and other products need to be cleaned. Most of the time good old fashioned soap and water will do the trick for tougher stains. Professionals recommend variety of household remedies. A couple of dabs of olive oil or window cleaner can remove most of those pesky fingerprints and smudges while white or cider vinegar will restore shine. A don't use steel wool pads or harsh cleaning powders as they'll scratched surface. If you need to remove burnt on food from stainless steel pan, let it soak in warm water and then clean it with baking soda and Gentle Nylon or plant based scouring pad.

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Chicago Bulls officially hire Donovan as next head coach

Big Time Basketball

02:31 min | 2 d ago

Chicago Bulls officially hire Donovan as next head coach

"We had some big news that broke in the NBA on Tuesday afternoon after we went off air and that is one of the most desirable head coaching jobs in the League of the Chicago Bulls with their young talent. With a new front office scale, they found their head coach. It was an experienced veteran who won sixty percent of his games over the five years. He was the head coach of Oklahoma City, and that is billy Donovan scall- getting head coach of the bowls on Tuesday afternoon scale. What was your reaction when you heard the news that billy dee is going to be the headman for the bolts and I don't. Think about all that I have I'm not good with that type of stuff and I don't WanNa see here and B. M. B. S. The people I don't know what makes a good coach a certain situation I don't know what he did it Oklahoma City where when you had Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and Katie left in it. It's just it's just a lot of variable. I know this year they were great day overachieved and he was great for. Them but I do know they also turn the keys over to cruise pause at went. But so I wish him the best I I don't I don't know what's which is even the benchmark look like for Success in Chicago I'm not even sure what I i. if I understand that I'm not even sure I understand their roster of if how good they can possibly be like a lot of guys under team. So I'd be lying if I told you all man. Shares he's going to do so good I don't I don't know any of those things. We'll see he did win sixty plus percent of his games out of the four hundred koshen. Okay. See he had an eighteen and twenty three record in the playoffs as team went to the Western Conference finals in year one when he had Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of what they did not win a series after that any inherits a very young but my opinion relatively talented young team in Chicago So kudos to billy dee in the front office Chicago for a after a long exhaustive process finally getting their guy scale. Here's some of the other candidates that were interviewed by according to Marc Spears also according to my sources in the front. Office as well. Are they talked to Stephen Silas Jamal. Moseley Dan Craig Kenny Atkinson Gironde Collins Yodok David Vander Pool West Junior Darvin Ham and Chris Fleming who is there assistance assistant so they had a pretty long exhaustive search I. Think the search pivoted when Billy Donovan became available. That was something that was maybe unforeseen, and now he's going to get a chance where they knew front office to lead the Bulls and try to get them back into the playoffs. Gal. On because Chicago has been the second worst team in the NBA Ed only the New York Knicks in terms of the record over the last three years.

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Rich People Problems

The Cut

04:57 min | 2 d ago

Rich People Problems

"I realized I've been using the words envy and Jealousy interchangeably when there's actually a fine but stark difference between them. Jealousy. is about fear. Jealousy is anxiety about losing what you have that nervous feeling that someone is out for your spot. Envy on the other hand is about desire. Envy is wanting what you don't yet have its daydreaming and striving and keeping up with the Joneses. But. The primary difference I would say is that these are two radically different feelings. Jealousy. Is Corrosive and painful, and it drives you absolutely up the wall. Envy on the other hand is almost. Fun. I mean I feel like what my therapist would tell you that my obsession with comparison is like not good for my life. But I also feel like it's a strong part of unfortunately my personality for writer Evie Ebert envy is a byproduct of ambition I had kind of built my life around this idea that This version of me and the president is not the real me. The real me is this like Hologram of myself that I'm pursuing where things work out the way that I want them to and I'm better and I'm smarter and I'm more successful and I'm getting there. and. Then it was sort of like the pandemic HIV extremely harsh pause button on everyone's life and it was like, no the what you have right now is all that there is there's no forward movement we had to remind ourselves to be happy to be alive and lucky if we're in good health. Grateful for what we have right where we are. Blake. That's hard to sustain. Aspiration without opportunity ferments envy. Of course, I could be much worse off but I was like green with envy about people whose homes are larger were living in better climates maybe who had outdoor pools and I had a real inclination to kind of judge myself for becoming obsessed with. Who has a better basically and so I was like, no, this is part of my self care practice is allowing myself to be annoyed by people. But then every realized that other people were probably allowing themselves to be annoyed at her. He's essay in the cut is titled Do. You hate me for my lawn. She has a law and it feels extremely luxurious like being able to open the front door and signed my four year old out I feel like marie-antoinette basically for a while felt like everything and anything was a luxury showing off your sour dough bread meant you had groceries Zoom conferences meant you had a job complaining about your kids had human contact you can't win at this. I mean, some people are having A. Hard. Time but nobody's having fun and then in the midst of pointing our fingers at each other and tossing are envy around our immediate circle. We picked our ears up. We heard sound. Horrible sound. No has been the siren song of extremely wealthy celebrities. Huge We rose up and grabbed R N D, r proverbial pitchforks, and we marched to the photographs of Drake's weirdly empty hotel lobby of mansion. We swarmed to pick apart the celebrity bookshelves on zoom. We roundly mocked the rich and famous as insistence that all in this together it was so overtly tone-deaf. Are. Envy. was almost. Delicious I'm having this resentment and you're having to and it's it's something that we're kind of sharing. I feel like it's part of the shared pandemic experienced. It was suddenly like we were truly all in this together. Freud talks about this in civilization and its discontents that cohesive society unites around a common enemy an out group. There are lots of scary an unfortunate examples of the groups America has ostracized, but the rich and famous are not among them. Because, it's so much more complicated than pure animosity if they're so awful and they're so ridiculous in there. So repugnant why? Why does Kim Kardashian have like a Zillion instagram followers molly young is the literary critic for New York magazine and she was wondering why we want to keep looking at rich people for envy or fantasy or whatever we turn to them for I mean what's interesting about the quarantine is you started seeing a lot of people turn against celebrities right like Ellen complaining that quarantining in her gigantic house made her feel like she was imprisoned or whatever, and finally people are starting. To kind of examine the purpose that these celebrities are serving in our lives need to examine why we're interested in them in the first place

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Washington DC - Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane

01:08 min | 3 d ago

Washington DC - Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

"Used taxpayer money meant to build up the nation's stockpile of masks and other peop e E for jet engine parts and body armor instead. We want to take a deep dive on this. It's Aaron Greg of the post who broke the story and he's with us on our news line. Here s O Aaron, What did you find in your research? So early in the pandemic. Congress set aside a billion dollars for the military to basically get involved and making sure that hospitals all over the country and the supplies they need. Instead. What the Pentagon did with that funding is they basically use it to backfill a bunch of projects that they had been trying to correct for a long time. They spend it on things like dress uniforms, production of body armor jet engine part in many cases. These are actually very important national defense items, but they just have nothing to do with Corona virus. So I think there are a lot of questions to be raised about whether it was appropriate for that pool of funding meant to fight the Corona virus to be used on the defense industry. So here's where I asked the benefit of the doubt.

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Autumnal Equinox with Isabel Cadenas

Podcast Gumbo

03:14 min | 3 d ago

Autumnal Equinox with Isabel Cadenas

"Apple. So you said. You've been the emirate EAC you. Marry. Enlisted, elementary. Silicon clearly don't you. Give Up Bongo with respect on the second later. Puts get. Medical meanness when both guest committed for theft better soda you OUTTA. Yes must go to. Alerts, the muscle. But fouled admitted kb that must've been. Aspen. Excellent podcast Gumbo has gone international. I was so excited that Isabel greed to be a guest. So I could test out how well my ninth and tenth grade Spanish classes have held up all these years. So let's see how well I can translate what said. Here we go. Hi Paul. It's Isabel today is September twenty second and here Madrid like in the rest of the northern hemisphere, it's the tunnel equinoxes. I get very sad when the summer ends and that's why I want you to recommend me a podcast that can give me hope to endure the days that gets shorter the days get colder. Please make me believe there's life beyond summer. Thanks Ball. Had, I do. Okay truth be told I cheated I. Ask Isabel to translate what she said and I just read that back. After mismatch Zia would not be proud. For my first recommendation I found an apology is Minnesota with Alli Ward in it. Allie suggestive tissues word that she thinks should be a word. I east to. In this episode she talks about things we associate with summer firefly's watermelon barbecues and peeing in pools. So if the tunnel equinox gets you down, grow up something on the Barbie track down some hollow watermelon an post, a few picks using the tunnel equinoxes Hashtag. Today's guest is Isabel Cadenas. Kenyan. Isabel. Is the host of the day S? No CEO Blah podcast. DASS OH say no OB, La is a narrative nonfiction podcast that tries to connect the dots between personal and collective silences. The big news is that the podcast just dropped this week so you can listen right from the get go. For Third Recommendation Isabel recommends the magic carpet flight manual podcast. Isabel says, and I quote. The podcasts I'd like to recommend is Kathy Fitzgerald's the magic carpet flight manual. I liked this story because Kathy's delicacy in writing and tracking is as magic as the flying carpet itself unquote. For today's extra hot sauce I'm going to say that the one Spanish word that I'll never forget is Limpia Para Rhesus. Don't ask me why because I've never had a reason to use it ever since learning it. It means windshield wiper.

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Interview with Dave Collins

The Functional Tennis Podcast

03:54 min | 3 d ago

Interview with Dave Collins

"Hi Dave. Welcome to function tennis podcast. I'll Fabio holiday I'm doing great thanks aircraft heavy on and with doubles being such a key part of the game at side the pro world in the pro world just great avid doubles expert on the show and learn a bit about more you untouchables. So maybe you can start by ten the listeners just a bit about you where you're located what you're up to right now and we can take it from there I like in in. Sorry in the UK. Head. Coach at sint George Hill Lawn. Tennis, Club it's a club that's one hundred, seven years old. So it's been there a long time. We've got about four thousand members pretty busy range of colts etc and doubles is pretty is pretty busy throughout the club. Okay. So four thousand members stats that's a lot of members a day. How many more active now so that membership split between different tasks gotTa Health and Fitness Section, we got obviously tennis and we've got a pool of we've got some squash as well about two thousand play play tennis including a genius Sir Pretty Busy sets up we've got the. And how many courts you have? We've got thirty three courts. The mixture of different surfaces indoors grass at different of official clay. So we've got a full range on ice and your head coach there. Yet on the head coach because the team of twelve coaches coaches right busy at the club especially now with people coming out of lockdown tennis being such a good thing to do with social distancing etcetera have to tennis numbers gone up since this time last year the participation has yet a court really busy from. Morning till night with lots of people working from home. And a sneaking out lunchtime for Gamete friends search it. It's pretty busy. And tell me you're also dope coach of too great. Great doubles team John from John Peers and Mike Venus. How'd you manage? Being the head coach such a big club and also working with these guys. Yeah, it's it's challenging. Sometimes I'm not on the road with them a massive amount I I do some events as when we can fit it in and it works for all of us. But when they're back in the UK back base, we we work at the club and we fit in around the the day to Day Club What Club coaching that I do the members like to see the the guys around the guys get involved on the court with some of the members which is great and members really enjoy that. Exhibitions and clinics and things. It's it's nice to have them around. And here you having a good week this week they took a nice English scalp in the first round in Rome. Yeah. The did they played. Jamie Murray near Skopje Fest? Round and which obviously J. me was was one of John's previous partners and then yesterday that a came through fourteen twelve in the final set breaker against John's partner from last year, which was Henry Continent finished guy. At the top level, they're all playing people they've played before, which must make. It's so interesting. How, from how do you coach or head of players deal with known that the other guy knows all their secrets are patrons may be a better word yet it's good. Yeah. Lots of players play with with certain patterns in they do specific things at certain times. So it's it's know we speak regularly before the matches. Go through what the opponents, what we might expect them to do what they did against them last time if they did it against the lost time and it was successful low probably good again, if if they didn't work than the opponent will change it. So we've got to be prepared for things to change and it might change through the course match nobody plays exactly the same way all the time

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The San Francisco Witch Killers Michael and Suzan Carson

Serial Killers

03:29 min | 4 d ago

The San Francisco Witch Killers Michael and Suzan Carson

"Suzanne Bartlett seemed destined for chaos born in nineteen, forty one, her earliest memories were framed by World War Two. Still Suzanne's family enjoyed a level of comfort. Thanks to her father's job as a newspaper executive and the war was fought far away. The war coverage also sold -papers. So while you're a burned, the Barnes family were doing just fine the news that kept her family wealthy told a clear cut story of good and evil of following the paths of righteousness, and since they also showed young Suzanne how easily ideology and rhetoric could spark world changing violence despite the ongoing war, the Barnes family were picture of. Success Suzanne spent her childhood and Idyllic Arizona Country Club since swimming pools making the most of the warm desert climate on paper Suzanne lived a charmed life. But behind closed doors, she struggled with mental distress Suzanne experienced voices and visions which she insisted came from psychic powers. Vanessa. Is going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks Greg according to a two thousand seventeen study from Yale University psychiatrists the hallucinatory. Of Self identified psychics has considerable overlap with the accounts of voice hearing patients. The only explanation Suzanne had for her childhood premonitions was clear audience however, the frequency of Suzanne's voices and later visual hallucinations suggests she was suffering from a mental health disorder of some kind former FBI criminal profiler. Delong speculates that Suzanne may have had schizophrenia which is marked by auditory and visual hallucinations. In any case, Suzanne seemed to suffer from a form of psychosis still undiagnosed young Suzanne built or identity around what she believed were her psychic powers to her the visions and voices that played out in her head were glimpses into the past and future. These supposed predictive powers made the world feel different to Suzanne. The people around her glimmered with after images only she could see and echoed with voices audible only to her even at a young age. This second sight made her feel separate from other children. She knew she was special Suzanne specialness went largely unchallenged though her claims of visions and voices were dismissed by those around her. It was clear that she wasn't like the other kids she behaved oddly, and this eccentricity further alienated her from classmates as A. Result Suzanne was withdrawn at school and her stunted social development dovetailed with academic difficulties. It must have felt there was an endless series of road in her way preventing her from having a normal childhood and at home weren't much better. Suzanne built detached from her wealthy family and the privilege circles in which they moved though she probably wanted for nothing she never quite got the hang of a role as a prim and proper child of wealth but that doesn't mean she didn't try in her teenage years Suzanne molded. To her families bourgeois lifestyle as best she could. She played tennis dressed to the nines and schmoozed with other heirs of Arizona Money

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My Husband's New Hobby is Harrassing People

Does This Happen to You

04:57 min | 5 d ago

My Husband's New Hobby is Harrassing People

"Corona virus arrived in February and my husband retired in May, like the rest of us he is in doing what he planned gone. Ernie thoughts of traveling attending sports events or picking up a job as a substitute teacher I worried at first about what he would do when he retired he doesn't Gulf or fish and has never had hobbies. But I didn't need to worry he's found a new hobby and it's consuming hours of his time. He is now harassing people. The other day he spent an hour on the phone with our Internet provider. He found out he could save twenty dollars a month by cancelling his current contract and starting out as a new customer by the end of their conversation. He had lowered our bill by sixty dollars the day before that, he spent three hours talking to the insurance company. When he got off the phone, he said I got our premiums reduced and there's no copay. Last. Week, we got a check for one hundred and fifty dollars in the mail. What's this check for I ass? That's from the class action suit. He said class action suit. Yeah. That's why I was on the phone. So Long I looked through our records and found out we were eligible for some money. Today I opened an envelope and a fifty dollar check fluttered out. That's a refund for overpaying our dental bill. My husband said I was on the phone with them for three hours I had to speak with four different managers before the agreed it was their mistake. At first I was irritated by his endless hours on the phone. But now I'm enjoying his hobby I like watching checks drift in but even better than a cheque is my brand new stainless steel oven. Yes. You heard me right I I have a brand new stainless steel oven. Are Old of and broke and we have a yearly service contract for appliance repairs. The service company sent out a repairman, but he needed to order a part only the oven was so old the part no longer existed. My husband got out the service contract and read all twenty six pages until he got to the fine print. Do you see this he jabbed a finger at a line of print the size of fire ants. I can't see it even when my glasses on what's it say? I, ask. It says, if can't fix our appliance, they have to buy a new one. I didn't believe even with his success ed acquiring checks that somebody would give us a free appliance. I was wrong. It took him six emails, four phone calls and some texting back and forth. But we finally got to pick out a gleaming new stainless steel oven, several more phone calls and the service company installed it for free. I think you wore them down I said. I thought this was his biggest harassment success story but there's more talked our daughter into buying a service contract with the same company. But when her washing machine broke, the repairman couldn't fix it after a month of going to the LAUNDROMAT and washing clothes outside in a plastic kids swimming pool she called. Dan Do you have any suggestions we've been without a washing machine for a month. Did you read the fine print of your contract? My husband said I think you can get a new washing machine give them a call. She called them but she was too busy to spend hours on the phone and her husband is more like me. He likes the tenacity in the stomach for the necessary blitz Craig phone calls. So my husband went to work only this time it looked as if success would elude him. They sent another repairmen out, but it still doesn't work. Right our daughter complained they said, I'm not eligible for a new one. My husband escalated the situation. He even stayed on the phone when we were taking our walks, you go ahead of me. He said, as soon as we headed down the sidewalk, I've got a manager on the line. This went on for three days and then our daughter called with good news. She had a new washing machine. I can't believe it. She said no washing clothes and the kids poll. Today. My husband is on the phone with the mortgage company. I don't know what they're talking about, but it's a long conversation.

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The 2020 Battleground States: Updates on the Swing Voters

ABC Perspective

02:32 min | 6 d ago

The 2020 Battleground States: Updates on the Swing Voters

"To start this week by talking about the election, which is less than 50 days away. Throughout the fall, ABC News is working with the Washington Post on polling in a Siri's of in depth battleground states, the first of which was released this week. ABC is Katherine Folders has more on the findings, according to a pair of new ABC News Washington Post holes. It's a close race in the battleground state of Wisconsin, while former vice President Joe Biden has a substantial lead in Minnesota. Heading into the final seven weeks of the presidential campaign, Biden has 52% among likely voters in Wisconsin, with 46% for president Trump in Minnesota, suburban residents and independence are boosting bite into a substantial lead. 57 to 41% results are very similar Among the broader pool of registered voters with Biden Trump at 50 46% in Wisconsin and 57 40% in Minnesota. Views on the economy in the Corona virus to find the race and turnout is a wildcard, as is the case nationally, Trump benefits from much greater enthusiasm among his supporters, and they're far more apt to plan to vote on election day that makes fighting ability to mobilize early and absentee voting central to the outcome. ETA, Another battleground state is causing concern for the Biden campaign. Campaigning, journalist Armando Garcia tells us Biden is struggling to reach Latino voters back in July. A Quinnipiac poll had Biden with a 17 point lead over the president among this demographic in Florida last week and NBC Marist poll showed by trailing the president. 46 to 50%. Now, When you look at 2016 Clinton vested Trump among Latinos in Florida, 62 to 35%. This is a major cause for concern among some Latino advocates. Why Because in less than two weeks, eligible voters will be receiving their mail in ballots in Florida. And they say that the time to court these voters is now or never. Latinos are historically under pulled an underreported in surveys of voting trends and even demographic estimates. However, we know that there are about 3.1 million eligible Latino voters in Florida. That's a lot of people, especially in a state that is historically one by very thin margins. Clinton lost the state to trump by a little over 1%, meaning that every single vote counts and we have to remember. Latinos are projected to be the largest group of nonwhite eligible voters in 2020, and they are not a monolith. They hail from dozens of countries. Different backgrounds, political experiences that shape the way they look at candidates. Now,

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Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list

Big Al and JoJo

00:09 sec | 6 d ago

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list

"Lead the Rangers forwarded to Albert Pools. Has hit a pair of home runs. He now has six this year. Couple of R B eyes for him.

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Black Restaurant Week begins in Washington DC area

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:47 sec | Last week

Black Restaurant Week begins in Washington DC area

"The the start start of of Black Black Restaurant Restaurant week week in in the the D D C C area area runs through next weekend. Organizers say it'll stimulate the economy and help business owners who are struggling right now, black owned businesses have been especially impacted by the pandemic. That's one reason Asia Pool One of the organizers of Black Restaurant Week says the initiative is important and beneficial for the local economy. Black Restaurant Week is a celebration of the black culinary Destry that includes the flavors of African American, African and Caribbean food. You can find a list of participating restaurants on the events website, which we have a link to a w t o p dot com They're offering deals, prix fixe menus and special events just really shining a light on the different businesses that maybe people wouldn't know about. Nick Finally. W T o p News month

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NYC indoor pools to reopen at 33% capacity on Sept. 30

Rush Limbaugh

00:31 sec | Last week

NYC indoor pools to reopen at 33% capacity on Sept. 30

"Rate in New York State and New York City continues to come in and under 1%, And that means mohr and more re openings are taking place. For instance, the city's indoor pools can reopen on September 30th. They will be limited to 33% capacity inspections will take Place that the pools to make sure they're in compliance with Corona virus. State regulations, Mayor De Blasio says is the transmission rate remains low City can offer more ways to slowly return to business as usual Mayor is also urging New Yorkers to call an overcrowding in unsafe conditions at the pools to 311. I'm

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Inside the BLAST Restructure

The Center Ring esports podcast

09:56 min | Last week

Inside the BLAST Restructure

"Blasts saying corona has hit our bank account a little bit. We gotTA restructure this if we want to really make it beneficial for the long haul. So what they're doing is moving forward, they will be increasing the participation fees paid two teams and reducing the prize money again. The I feel like this was kind of lost in the tweet because their initial tweet didn't really explain very well, the total sum paid by blast will remain identical. Okay. So I think that's important at the end of the day to realize that however the kicker here. Is the players aren't necessarily seeing that payout for participation. They see a lot of times in their contracts, the prize money. So you're taking away prize money to give it to direct payout to the ORG which you're like okay. Well, what's the big deal? It's all going to the same place not necessarily because pending on your contract pending on the Org again they only give you your pay right they give you what you agreed for on a payment and the prize money. So the double whammy here is that they failed to consult the counter. Strike Professional Players Association the CS. On this manner question for you why do they have to do that? That's a very good question which I'm glad you brought it up because I always every time this comes up in the world of counterstrike with. Like the CS PPA. Up We were not consulted about this we will be speaking with them behind closed doors blah blah, blah no one here heard about this at what point do they? Do you think they call an emergency meeting and say guys do people even know were around? Like do they like and I've said this before I feel like they have lost their own way whereas before it came out, it was, hey, we wanna look out what's best for the players while also working with tournament organizers and or gigs. To figure out what's best for like the system right now while then it's kind of turned into well, no, we feel like it should just be this way and we're going to create our own rankings because we don't like the way they do it You know things like that. I? Guess. You know perfect player union world. Yes. You would consult the players if you're going to change the payout. However if they didn't need you to start it, why would they consult you to change it? I'm probably GONNA take like a approach on this that if any players listening, I apologize ahead of time but like in a way what Henry g did by releasing the salary information I, say Henry Cloud Nine as the cloud nine decision right team decision to release salary? Information. Like you're not gonNA get a ton of sympathy from me at least when it comes to a little bit more money going into the owners pockets because what I see like again, this is one hundred percent my point of view I. don't even know if you agree with this what? I what I see in counterstrike right now is a game that is getting to this Odd Breaking Point doesn't mean the game's going to go away or die or nothing like that. I'm just saying it's at a point where. There's just this top end were just really top heavy in the fall off to me is is fairly massive when it comes to the landscape or the overall ecosystem of counterstrike, we're not seeing a ton of new teams invest into counterstrike. We've talked to team owners that have said it's a bad investment other than getting your name out there like if you're willing if you're willing to put in the money to be one of the top five. Great, it's good recognition by kind of beyond that. We see several team owners taking cheaper. Pats just to stay. Around in counter strike, but not necessarily the compete at the highest level because they know. To do that, it's millions of dollars in now we see a contract for the first time right now I know that includes Alex is a buyout but let's just say he's he's making around three four hundred K. annually off of this contract. Plus a buy out fee and then he's getting prize money from the six hundred events that go on throughout the year. Right? It's not like blast has. One. Event there multiple events in including one pretty much. Every weekend at this point, right weather's blast or star ladder ESL or face it. There's an event. Every single weekend at this point players are making really good money. Now I know there's a saying like, well, it's never enough right like you should be able to get whatever you're able to will. This was an opportunity for the elders in blast toward together in make making a little bit more beneficial for the ORG is. A huge problem in that. If they didn't consult with them. It's because they chose not to you know they didn't WanNa do it like we know you guys are making a ton of money. We need ours. Also a blast is still paying out the same amount, but I do feel for ownership groups right now in counterstrike because it is so outrageously expensive ended it's taken away from us a little bit in my mind because of how inflated the cost of Gone We've seen. Teams completely just wipe themselves out of counterstrike together we saw cloud nine one of the biggest stories take two year hiatus essentially from the game because they didn't want to compete at a high level. That's what it came down to. Right. They have the money the one of the most valuable orange but chose not to spend. Yeah. In put all their resources into counterstrike instead don't have two dollar and team cloud nine the just enough to stay relevant. That's it. They did the again that we've seen several teams do let's keep our name in the game refloating around right. If his top thirty we'RE STILL ON HDTV, we're still going to be in a handful of events 'cause re cloud nine a but at the end of the day, they didn't see it worthwhile to invest in the counter strike again, they're coming back now but that's after they have two dollar and teams in they're probably saying good success in other areas. Yeah. Ah Let. Me Tell you where I have a problem with because ultimately I think I leaned closer to you. My problem is not that they didn't consult with the Players Association. 'cause consulting means a conversation. Right? My problem is if there was no heads up given because it's not like this is in the off season of blast there in the middle of the event, right? They are still in the tournament mode four like the main blast that will eventually lead to like their big major, right For blast. That's where I have the issue because if you're if you're changing the prize pool mid tournament and not giving them a heads up I. Understand the reason. Obviously. We don't know all the numbers, but all we constantly hear about. How you know the tournament organizers make barely any money and the owners encounter strike especially, pretty much lose money. Right. Having a counter strike team. And yet. Always see from these players are Gucci watches you know Yeezy. Right like they're doing pretty okay. Not Every player I understand that. But for the most part, they're doing pretty okay with their salaries. Heard. From counterstrike pros saying that they won't go to events unless they're staying five star hotels for the most part like the best of the best tower tournament organizers where the. Name anything here but there's a place will say locally where I'm not even kidding you next door, there is a walkway, a covered walkway that leads from the hotel to the place where they were having the event and the players didn't want to stay at the hotel because it wasn't nice enough and this hotel is a Sheridan. It wasn't like a king to know knock on. Lucina. It's a shared. Sakes. Like. Four Star Hotel Four Seasons or anything but. Still pretty good and they wouldn't do it. So then the tournament organizers had to switch the hotel, right? The players went there and said, nope, this isn't up to our standards then switched the hotels and everything here like don't get it twisted. And it's actress counterstrike I'd say most East sports athletes. For being guys that like have very minimum requirements to get by in life like I've seen your room behind your Webcam right we know how some of these guys live they have very high standards when it comes to like pampering them. So No, I think for blast to take a conscious stand and be like we can't survive doing this. Let me ask the players this would you rather have more prize money? Or. Would you rather have? Would you rather have more prize money and blast fold after this because they can't afford To recoup or would you rather have? A reputable event. In blast payout a little less give your or more money to hopefully that will come back to you in some way and then being able to continue because right now that's the only option you have chances are that money is not going back to them in some way though right like. Chances are the orange will pocket money or use it for their expenses that even if? Up The fridge some you out. You know we upgrade the stream room for you guys our facilitation. Pull a microphone get you that private jet.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

02:27 min | Last week

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"I'm more than happy to sit down with anyone brainstorm live talk how do we evolve? So it's not about just. US Right let's work together with other companies. We worked very closely with Predator and with. You obviously a staging other events as well, but let's work with them. Let's all work together and I said it. On our lost off the rail for Mattress Paul. As, there was a time where all of the major events on the pool calendar route customers with one another and I'll hold my hands up lost years, US Open is a little bit difficult because I'll calendar. We caught clash with officiant event on Netflix event because we're only one thing. So we we conscious sit there and guy right pool calendar. Let's go here. We have to think about td schedule our own mattress scheduled. Then we have to think about the snoop cook because we shouldn't clash with a big what That would be city of us. Then we will conquer the DOTS is the same audiences us so we've got all of that to think of them we okay Paul Calende. Site that times when we were clashing with our own big sporting events and I took on the nausea. We softened big time by cashing super billiards expert that wasn't on purpose. That was just you know. The locker draw and also we weren't in communication. We just none of us were in communication but now I've started off his threat on email all of the main promoters. Oh have schedules and calendars and we'll. Share together as I secret about it. We're all trying to work together. We understand at this time of the year and the current situation things. Aw, unavoidable thing is communicating. We're talking because the end go is again more calendar multiple events on the calendar. Don't clash with other major sports, other events because that's not going to help the place. We want them to be going back to back traveling from event to event if it were up to me about the suitcase and have. Matrimonial sport event every week of the calendar year. And that doesn't bother me all. I'm still young I like to think and that would be fantastic but so. That's what we're trying to do. We're all trying we should be working to get. and.

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Emily Frazer talks about tournament scheduling

Pool Podcasts

02:27 min | Last week

Emily Frazer talks about tournament scheduling

"I'm more than happy to sit down with anyone brainstorm live talk how do we evolve? So it's not about just. US Right let's work together with other companies. We worked very closely with Predator and with. You obviously a staging other events as well, but let's work with them. Let's all work together and I said it. On our lost off the rail for Mattress Paul. As, there was a time where all of the major events on the pool calendar route customers with one another and I'll hold my hands up lost years, US Open is a little bit difficult because I'll calendar. We caught clash with officiant event on Netflix event because we're only one thing. So we we conscious sit there and guy right pool calendar. Let's go here. We have to think about td schedule our own mattress scheduled. Then we have to think about the snoop cook because we shouldn't clash with a big what That would be city of us. Then we will conquer the DOTS is the same audiences us so we've got all of that to think of them we okay Paul Calende. Site that times when we were clashing with our own big sporting events and I took on the nausea. We softened big time by cashing super billiards expert that wasn't on purpose. That was just you know. The locker draw and also we weren't in communication. We just none of us were in communication but now I've started off his threat on email all of the main promoters. Oh have schedules and calendars and we'll. Share together as I secret about it. We're all trying to work together. We understand at this time of the year and the current situation things. Aw, unavoidable thing is communicating. We're talking because the end go is again more calendar multiple events on the calendar. Don't clash with other major sports, other events because that's not going to help the place. We want them to be going back to back traveling from event to event if it were up to me about the suitcase and have. Matrimonial sport event every week of the calendar year. And that doesn't bother me all. I'm still young I like to think and that would be fantastic but so. That's what we're trying to do. We're all trying we should be working to get. and.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

03:21 min | Last week

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"We need to ensure where. Where always driving and we're working hard so we like to. Pick and choose who we work with, but we're not all. US You know I just doing this on our art. I would love to hear you know I think it's Alison fishes being messaging me quite a lot recently. An- she messaged me she said, you know we need to work on women in Pole and Being very very. Are Open about my thoughts on women in Spoil I have quite an ivory view of it. I like to think if you if you think you're the best, then you're the best amongst the the boys and the girls. If I want to prove I'm the best I WANNA be all of the guys and I want to be older for hours but that's obviously how. Iconic perceive things. Opening. The US. Open and having both female and male are opening the world. Pool Championship and having both female male I will always ensure the females have an opportunity to actually participate in the events that has none of this. I entry spaces we're taken up I will side entry spaces for women's participate so. It's a little bit difficult because there's no viewing figures the. All any Jenner. Not. Generating. Any feedback. That women are events you know successful as such so we should be opening it to barth. But for instance, Allison Fisher she messages and says, you know, what can we do? What should we be doing. An a sets a look just when you free, you tell me the time. And I will sit down with you for however long it takes less brainstorm smile this. What can we do? I'm more than happy to sit down with anyone brainstorm live talk how do we evolve? So it's not about just. US Right let's work together with other companies. We worked very closely with Predator and with. You obviously a staging other events as well, but let's work with them. Let's all work together and I said it. On our lost off the rail for Mattress Paul. As, there was a time where all of the major events on the pool calendar route customers with one another and I'll hold my hands up lost years, US Open is a little bit difficult because I'll calendar. We caught clash with officiant event on Netflix event because we're only one thing. So we we conscious sit there and guy right pool calendar. Let's go here. We have to think about td schedule our own mattress scheduled. Then we have to think about the snoop cook because we shouldn't clash with a big what That would be city of us. Then we will conquer the DOTS is the same audiences us so we've got all of that to think of them we okay Paul Calende. Site that times when we were clashing with our own big sporting events and I took on the nausea. We softened big time by cashing super billiards expert that wasn't on purpose. That was just you know. The locker draw and also we weren't in communication. We just none of us were in communication but now I've started off his threat on email all of the main promoters. Oh have schedules and.

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The most searched DIY projects in each state

Fix It 101

02:48 min | Last week

The most searched DIY projects in each state

"I came across this. Study last night this was great. You know some of these things are sort of informal. Much, check them out. And verify them the most searched. Outdoor DIY project in each day I found this map last night and it's up-to-date. This was a twenty nineteen, the most searched outdoor diy project in each state. Okay. So I'm going to name a state and you guys tell me what you think is the biggest outdoor projects there Utah. Utah that's where we got mountains. So And the most. And they the weather's just awesome. But then there's desert. All right I'm going to help you abandon a bench. Is The thing that people in Utah search diy making more than anything else is a bench. Now this is gets fun because you've got things like main. They like to get out and make a garden Louisiana. Louisiana. The only state in the country who likes to make sheds, they like to make sheds in their backyards. Unserious is what this thing is. DIY shed. But I'M GONNA I'm saving Mississippi obviously but I did want to mention this another one that you can mention California and Georgia their favorite thing to search outdoor diy project is growing grass. Boring thing on the planet. Count. You're right. That's a good point. It is California Georgia Roach. So but in Mississippi has this same favorite outdoor activity searched. As. Nevada can you guess what it is? And there are two very distinct things. It's a risk. It's not not a deck. Are. Extending route. No. Here, we go one of the one of the very few only states in the country we Mississippi Nevada and. I think I may have found one more a pool. We will make a diy pool out of anything. That's why you see the weird pictures of stuff online of people putting liners in the back of their trucks and putting water in it. Mississippians apparently search making. They like to make their own pools apparently what we do

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

Pool Pro Podcast

03:09 min | 2 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

Pool Pro Podcast

03:26 min | 2 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

"Guys that are they don't I don't think they think about recreation, not recreational. Where did they they don't? They think about the illnesses in the backyard as much as obviously people that are doing light commercial. Or commercial pools. Do you think that service guys in the backyard? Maybe don't think about these kinds of things being passed backyard much as they should. And what do you, what do you? How do you speak to that? I'm seeing a lot. A lot of improved awareness. Lawrence part of a lot of the the social media groups that that the people talk to each other through these through that media and I'm saying more and more of an increased awareness, and and a knowledge of Water Chemistry and the dangers involved I think the biggest The lack of education is among consumers pool owners. Residential Pool Owners users of commercial pools I I mean I I sit, stand back in horror and watch people get into will regain. See the main drain the water, so cloudy dirty. It's been out of chlorine for most of the weekend, and they're still swimming, and it's just the lack of awareness on people's par. Other resources out there lauren, other flyers or resources out there that actually educate consumers some of these risks. Great Resources on the CDC website and find live. Swimming Dot Org some Yup to help swimming, or you can find anything from if the duck was in your pool, any bird raccoon and how to treat the water, and they write it in such a way that it's simple for people to read and understand. That's what I usually liked about the information they on that website. Getting the your crowd that service more residential pools in the backyard I do see. I agree with David. There is a better increase in knowledge on. Our cool operator and Getting Education, and understanding the Pool Chemistry. They have to maintain an order to. Keep, the recreational water illnesses down, but they're also understanding how to treat ethical accident, which is still important in a residential cool. Because one of the big things when we go through phases. They take their scammer poll and everything from pool to pool the they use that to clean up. Who that they found in residential pool and NATO through that Cole or skimmer, or whatever vacuum line whatever they're using, and so that pool at the same concentration of chlorine? You're just GONNA. Be Transferring intentionally recreational water illness for. Residential private schools to another as a service. How many in a day so I know that a lot of that is geared more towards commercial sometimes, but it really is important for the runs essential market as well. I really do think that because even though these people don't know, each other white person can potentially get twenty pools that day sick and the people that use them. So. It could still turn into an outbreak and just will be Saturn based on their service. That rafer that..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

Pool Pro Podcast

04:03 min | 2 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

"And you had to reserve a spot in the pool area, and there are only allowing four people at a time, and you had to space yourself in all four corners of the pool. and. They had the gates locks. You couldn't get unless they let you in. And I thought that was kind of a good system, and they actually disaffected all the chairs and everything after each round of people being in their little corners in the next hour, for additional people could go in, and you had to leave. Then they went into disinfected everything. That was a really great way to do it, and maybe for like the Hoa and you know. And things like that if they're considering reopening or if they can, that'd be a good way to maybe meant monitored if they if they have the staff to do it, I guess right, and it depends on the state that you're in if you're here to have some states, our requirements for lifeguards. Swimming pools another states do not so there's not really an antenna and I mean there's nothing in the Florida rule about specifically having attendance there. So there. They may not have staff to be able to do that, but that is actually a very good idea and Michelle. Two people always something now they do. Yes, it was nice it when you know because I was kind of quarantined there. My little camping an Orange County for a couple of months, and it was nice to be able to go to the pool to get out so I'm hoping that they'll start that. You know those in because it's good exercise, too. It's good for US I hope they do that, we. Pools in Florida that we're actually close, so they did a lot of voluntary closure, and we were getting so many calls from the residents wanting to reopen their. Who'll yeah, and then we had concerned Pool Service companies with liability. If there's going to be liability on them since they service the pool and I said that's something that you have to think about, and so is the property. The property owner house for thinking about is liability. That's always something that's not to be in the back of their head. Yeah, that's true..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

08:04 min | 4 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"Wasn't that was re my fault. I had a mild to slightly severe tennis elbow. But I'm still playing pool. I got fifth at the euro and I said at that time eight. My break is hurting. When I'm shaking hands it's hurting. I'm going to see a physio. That's how it all started and that fatio made it worse within three days. He gave me exercises. That were so hard that within three days I wasn't able to hold my cue in my hand. I literally drop it on the floor and from that point on I was deep deep trouble. I couldn't brush my teeth. I couldn't eat with a fork or spoon anymore. I had extremely severe Dennis Elbow and from there on I went into this This process of trying to recover and of course the first six weeks to drop every event. Then I took the cortisol which allowed me to play for six weeks but that doesn't do anything in the end it just comes back And then I take then we full stop. That was of course the full recovery process which led me to Winning the World Pool Masters which was of course amazing but after that in the summer the the elbows fully recovered. And I hadn't. I didn't have a problem with the since Brad. With since so physically. I've been in top form on biking Thirty to fifty miles every other day. And doing exercises sodas no problem so it's not a transition out of physical harm so to speak now. It's more thing that you get a little bit older. Like I'm forty three now and you'd feel You've been on a certain roads for a very long time. And that rope gives you a lot of insights and a lot of information that you can share with other people if you if you just walk onto this road for year to. That's not going to be the case but if you do for twenty twenty five years You have a lot of war stories than love experience. So that's why the time was right. Well I mean from what I've seen from the curriculum. I I definitely think the time is right. As much as twenty twenty has been a letdown with everything that is coming up in the game and that has been postponed. But you know I really do. Think we've got some great Times ahead of us for the pro game and and you know like we've said this this kind of stuff isn't down there it. I'm excited about taking a look at it because I'm seeing just from the different sections of it things that immediately jumped out at me as problems. I have in my game and I'm just a ball banger. Yeah but that's great. I mean that's that's the cool thing about the curriculum you. The topics that are there can have an impact on your personal game right away like you think. Oh like that kind of tilt. I have that or like mistake. Bill or bad luck built or or. You're interested in meditating or you WanNa take a look at the oth match feedback loops and where the book list all that stuff. It's it's very very personal very quick. And that's the cool thing about it okay. And it's a combination of video and slides. You said it's a two and a half three hours long. Yeah approximately and in the free course that our mate That was six lectures and chew of them. Were video and I felt it would be a more interesting to ramp up the videos a little bit. So it's at least fifty percent video at fifty percents lights are for the main course and then on top of that. There's another workbook like in the free course. And then I've added the quake learn guides after every chapter. And then there's the thirty minutes skype session and then. I think also extremely Borgen is that I invested in making subtitles in three languages for all the videos slides and those will be in Spanish German Chinese so for people that are not sufficient with English. They have a really good opportunity to just take the course and read along while on talking in English and they can follow it in their native language. So that's a big big loss. Okay and it comes out again. We're recording this on Tuesday but it'll be released on Thursday so it's coming out today as far as people who are listening to this correct and people can get more information where the link will be out to the sales page on. All's all my social media platform so instagram facebook and There's.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

05:51 min | 6 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"Developments that I knew and it was. I was not able to find somebody to work on this with me without paying like forty thousand dollars so Bright MEDIUMS. They are absolutely experts when it comes to. Us You know the code in Swift So it was very natural for us to do an iphone APP I You know unfortunate toward the end users for now. We don't have any video plans to make an APP for for their devices but again if you know if we're successful if the numbers show that we on the right track and People like it then. Of course we want to expand it and get everybody be able to use cue up but for now. It's you know I. I'm just really happy that were able to bring it to the bucket for free. Well I know just from knowing you over the years. You're an even bigger fan boy than I am so Really wouldn't it be easier? If if all of the people who don't use apple devices would just give in and start using them. Yeah Yeah you know I'm an apple guy of their product and again. I'm sorry I'm really sorry on Android version but I'm just happy. We have something you know. It took me ten years to do it so hopefully people understand. Go out there. I think apple just released a new ipad coming out. It's coming out in the week or two. That's the perfect device to do it And just hope you know there's a successful will make an android version. I've looked at the APP. I downloaded it and played with it. It's very professionally put together and you can hear the pride in your voice for what you and your partner Programming have put together again. It's called Q. Lab and it's available in the APP store. Anything else going on. Well that's it. I'm here you know in Houston with my friend and I'm working on content Q. Lab and want to get the word out there and it really Makes me happy to see when you post Leo that you've created and then how it stimulates communication? You know it's I could just ask a question. Hey what do you think of this? What's the best ball to start? And they will just keep going on and the so many cool ideas that would be generated so that makes me really happy motivates me to create more content. Because that's what it's for creating content platform I'm here doing this at the same time. I would be able to practice a lot If anybody's interested in in an a lesson what just to talk about pool. I'm here you have nothing to do with Besides this Trying to stay fit and eat healthy and But I know it's difficult for everybody out there you an isolation and maybe not Chance COMMUNICATE. Or maybe you're alone so you know we're out here we're one big billion family and I'm trying to do my best to answer everybody and You know I love connections. I love making friends. And and hopefully we can just help each other until this madness was over. I don't think you can say it any better than that. Let's see we'll talk to me again in the week. I feel all right. It's deal all right towards and I appreciate you taking a little bit of time. I'll let you get back to watching James and Joshua and hopefully we will. Hopefully we'll talk again in a couple of weeks. Thanks Mike thanks for giving me paternity the again. Check it out Cupola on the APP STORE CHECK OUT QUEUE UP CLUB DOT C O on facebook and on instagram. I'm trying to pose as much content as a can Working in it and I'd love to get some feedback. You know all the support So I can give it back to you again. All right sounds good. Thanks to Hurston. I might buy all right. That was torsten. I think he's right. I think we're all in this together. And I I really respect what he and some of the other pool players are doing. You know you got to respect what. Roy's basement is doing with with a ransom filler. You gotTA respect Darren. He's always out there Interacting with fans you know it goes back to the conversation a week ago. With per from supercharged about what these players can do to represent their sponsors and really they're representing themselves in the representing the professional game as it is. And you've got to give you've gotta give props to to all of them for for doing what they're doing in an unprecedented time. You know whether whether you believe in the seriousness of the situation or not. You have to admit that it's definitely a time that we're not you know we. We've never had to deal with anything like this before. So Torsten said the best thing we can do is just stay together and ride this out and hopefully will things we return back to normal on the on the tail end of it. All right everybody. That was torsten home in on American billiard radio. Thank you for listening and Dave. We are always thinking about you Dan..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

13:12 min | 6 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"Now we're supposed to come together in couple of weeks from now and train and that's not going to happen and there's only a couple well three players of of that group that have accents to a pool table. I heard Mike that. If for example an athlete has an accident and won't be able to practice his restaurant physically if you Mentally go through the routines and envisioned. How you hold to pew how you stroke the ball that when you come back It will be easier to get to that level versus somebody who doesn't do that And at my include even just watching tour as long as you are mentally involved. I think you will benefit from it. So for example. When I'm watching the ARANDAS filler match or as far as that goes any match I'm trying to imagine what what shot they're going to make. How are they going to get on the next ball? I'm looking at it from the from the from the aspect of entertainment media commentator or or someone who's just enjoying watching the match but it sounds like what you're saying is at the top level. You could actually look at the shot that the player is taking and imagine yourself in that position saying this is how. I approached the ball. This is how I would hit the ball to get to the next spot on the table and almost imagining yourself in that players position while you know that haven't been studied in billiards. So I can't say that for effect but I'm sure it's like a meditation. You know a few close your eyes. You don't have access to cable but you see yourself walking around the table and you know that feeling holding the queue lining up going to own and all these little things In theory supposed to have a positive infect impact on when you come back actually be able to play again so if you watch Joshua James Play and you can like imagine yourself in that position and the way it would fear when you hit the ball. You know the standard mix and The big draw shot how fears when when the queue in runs through the cue ball. I think there's something you can do to actually preserve some of your game long run. That's interesting I've I've never heard that concept but it makes perfect sense well like I said I heard it from other sports that have been studies. And it's actually proven That the I don't know I couldn't tell you in percentages that But in the example of injured players that some that do the mental training versus the ones that don't there's a difference when they come back. You know it. It never ceases to amaze me seems like. It's a theme on the show. The differences between American and European players. But you know it strikes me that the European players and I'm not just talking about yourself. I'm talking about any number of other big name players out of Europe. They they look at things like this. It's not a case of my job is to win however many matches I'm in today and then I'm done. I mean you actually do the research you look into how you can perform at your absolute top level and you know that that seems rare at least from from the outside when you look at different groups of players well we like in general cue. Sports has a long way to go and You know if we had access to the psychologists and bio mechanic specialists. I think we would improve even more. Maybe I am just in a lucky position in Germany. The whole post sports a structured and organized versus in America. No I'm in the national team and I have access access to medical exams and we were talking about me getting professional help and the psychology department So my federation is really trying to help us a lot We have training three four times a year which I participate in and states. That doesn't really exist. I don't know what the role of the BCS Certainly there's room for improvement but Dan you have so many fantastic Private coaches in the US Just you know. How do you connect everybody in question and when you were answering the question? That's kind of where my mind went back to the ipt days which. I'm sure you remember well. Who was your coach? You had in your corner when you won that big event days days I had just moved to the United States and Charlie Charlie Williams was a good friend of mine and We were traveling a lot. I stayed with him in Orlando. It was natural for him to be in my corner. You know we had this really close relationship and He knew me well knew what to say. Knew how to motivate me how to stay sharp outlets focus those things and do you think something like that would have a value even at your level of play. Oh one hundred percent well if you had somebody on constantly they're monitoring you If you maybe when your thoughts wonder and he we need somebody that knows really well and knows how to handle you and You can motivate you when you down. Maybe cease you're playing too fast or your your mind is somewhere else or you look scared in your body movements you know and then remind you constantly tell you you know what to do. Take a break okay. We need to like step back and refocus or go outside. Do some jumping jacks. You know you you have no tension at all Everybody could benefit from it. You Know How many times I I gave up a match mentally or I wasn't really hundred percent if you had somebody like kick your ass. Then I think Be More consistent overall. That's a really interesting idea. I'd like to see you know at the time we were like you know. These guys are pro players. They don't need anybody sitting there telling them what they should be doing different because if they knew how to do things better differently than they'd be playing the match right now but you know it's an interesting way of looking at things and I'd sure like to see a little bit more of that we all humans and we all need support. And if you know you have somebody behind you Maybe just one person that you know when you think about it could be a big part. Why Joshua so successful We all criticizing. He's getting married so early in the crazy but I think it's the best thing that could have happened to them you know. He has this Support by pianist corner takes care of everything. So all you can do is focus on poor That's a very good example. You know he has his corner woman behind him no matter what he trusts one hundred percent and that reflects in his performance in addition to everything that she does to help support his game. She's trying to play and she does play very well of course She knows what it's like to be in the chair. Yeah and to lose To be under pressure so She's much more qualified to give advice end and for him to take seriously. We'll be signs all of this and and and you know the time that you're spending now wondering when you're next tournament is going to be As usual you're not just sitting around Yufa. You've released a telephone APP. Well it's an idea I've had for over ten years I've always been very interested in education. you know teaching myself when I was sixteen years old to my fellow students in school and so we've released an application called Q. Lap. It's available for all devices iphone IPAD which lets you shot out Diagrams SHOTS DRILLS TRICK. Shots whatever and then you can share it with your friends and you community I was inspired by good friend of Mine and Wade show who had a Desktop version In the nineties and two thousands called way table and queue table that was very complex and fantastic and I told him. The first iphone came out and said where you need to make this mobile. I know people. They don't WanNa go home. I WanNa wait to to to bring their ideas to they want to do it immediately. And he was able to do that and then he he. Kind of got out of pool and Since then I haven't been looking for somebody to team up with to make this project come to life and no you can't imagine I've approached professional companies. They wanted a lot of money and so I was not able to do it and then this last year I found Joshua and his company bright mediums in New York City and when I presented the idea to him and he's a very good player himself In New York he was fascinated and he did a fantastic job bringing all my ideas You know to live in this APP and I think is might be a good time to release it I'm in a very fortunate position. We have access to a pool table but many of my my pool enthusiasts don't and that gives them an opportunity to participate if they have the creativity come with questions. come up with ideas with drills and then you know we can all talk about it and You know the good thing is The APP free while it was the other company that did the coating. How much input did you have? In the details of the APP. I came with him with ideal. I came with the name With the features I told them be cool. If if you if you take a ball and you WANNA draw a line. Once the ball hits the real like should automatically be spit it out. That's kind of natural and maybe it'd be cool to have some haptic feet big as well and then You know it was all Joshua who who had to figure out how to do it. And he just exceeded my expectations so Many of the features that you see were my idea but you know. He's an absolute genius expert when it comes to coding with the design with loquacious very simple and intuitive and were there things that you were hoping would be a part of it. Maybe we'll be worked on for the future or are you pretty happy with where it's at right now. Well WE HAVE. I have and he does too so many ideas how we can improve the APP but You know it's all funded by ourselves. We don't have sponsors. We don't have invest him putting the time me putting in the time so You can you can always improve the features but You know then you never release it. We think we have a project that has really good as it works. You know it might not be perfect but it gives you all the tools to to come with really cool images and anyway we WANNA see. How does the community like it Is it used by the players because you know we we don't know if Maybe nobody likes it. Nobody wants to use it. Then there's no point for us to developing further so this is a quick point now. I hope People enjoy it and share it. The more use US we have the more time We can invest and make it better and you said it was called Q. Lab is I o s only. Yeah you know like of course I get a lot of critics. I was expecting that People asking is the android version Like I said I have had this idea. For Ten years and I've approached many professional companies.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

12:16 min | 6 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"We'll get to talking about the APP later in the interview the beginning of the interview. We talk about same thing that everybody's talking about right now the the situation going on out there with self quarantines and self-isolation tournaments being canceled or postponed thought it was an interesting conversation. Of course always think it's interesting conversation because I don't put non interesting conversations on the podcast aside from that. You know normally I say that. There's so much news because it's been up eighteen months since I did a show and there's much news to really try to to sum it all up but early with the cancellations postponements. There's not a lot of tournament. Talk out there You know I'm going to put this out probably on Thursday James Arenas Joshua filler are playing three day match. Thank you Roy's basement Started today you can find that on. Roy's basement their facebook page. But you know again. That's only for the next couple of days so again I give you towards down very proud now to be joined by Torsten home now normally tourist in your In Florida you're in Germany. You're overseas but it's been a little different this past week where you at well. Hi Mike thanks for having me. I'm currently in Houston Texas on staying with a very good friend of mine. Christopher Hogan that is happy. Outon these difficult times as you know. I'm supposed to be in Vegas playing the World Tennis Championship and That didn't happen so I'm very happy to be with. Chris has a pool table at home. Has A in all the conditions that I would ask for in my normal life so Very fortunate to be here. What was that like? I mean certainly Predator had very short notice to to make the change they did but you know what was that like. Was there conversation leading up to it before the players meeting and that was just more of a formality or did you guys all find out at the players meeting. Well you know I wanna say I feel really bad for Predator because no discipline cursed with what's happened About ten years ago. They're trying to have this tournament in Spain to start off their world tour and then there was a storm who ruined tournament and now this Onto tournaments they had scheduled and planned for this year. Would you know would have been amazing for the community for players? I think everything was supposed to go ahead as planned and the numbers Nevada in Vegas was still low And then everything just happened so quickly. Everything escalated so quickly. I actually made the decision to cancel out of the event before they announced That we wouldn't go ahead. I was just terrified being in Vegas and the next day we were supposed to arrive. A few thousand metre players Forty events and I just didn't feel comfortable and then I think that night everything just got cancelled. News made that same decision didn't he? You know he lives in Denmark and his family's there and The reason why he went home I think Denmark just announced closing the airports so would have been very difficult for him to get home and hindsight he made the right decision can leave early. Were there other players who made the same decision or were they look at you like Oh come on? Of course you're GONNA play. I mean look. We need the tournaments and I I need to tournaments to make an income and all I had so much invested to plan these events and this kind of you know with forest and we WanNa play these tournaments Nobody wants to leave. But then once your government tells you hey you should come back because we might be closing the borders. We might be goes into airports. Then you know almost have no choice and it's why dispassionately Neft That's why Neil's left I am in a better position since I'm a resident of the United States so I can choose if I want to be here for Wannabe in Germany. And you know my my home is is the United States. Yeah just happened so quickly at the end so I mean what's the reality for somebody like you and and you know. Certainly I don't know your finances I don't know what else you have. That brings an income but from the outside. It appears to me as if the the primary way you're you're making ends meet is through tournament. Play I mean you don't have any idea when those are going to start up to you. Yeah but I'm very fortunate with my spun support me Which you know. There's only a very small amount of players that have that support the rest relies on whether it's tournaments or teaching or gambling when my have a second job and it's not only the build industry you know everything is right now is endanger we're in the same boat For me and I'm like I'm lucky I'm here in Houston with my friends so I don't have any expenses but I don't know how it's GonNa hit me in the future you know. I don't know how long We'll have to stay corentin than what's going to happen every single tournament. I was supposed to play and has been canceled the European Championships you know of course the US Open. That's been postponed just just everything. I had a lot of money. Actually invested for flights hotels entry fees. Everything paid and it's just a pain to get that reimbursed which has been working on. But you know there's nothing we can do I can complain about. It won't make a difference. I think health is security so you know I try to do my best than I'm worried about my parents. I'm worried about my friends and families Older people conditions All I can do now is just stay with Chris here and enjoy to not be a part of the problem so aside from spending time you know trying to lineup refunds and and that sort of thing what what do you do to fill your time. I mean you said there's a pool table there are you. Are you hitting balls? Are you working with him on his game or is it? Just you need a break from the whole thing Well you know usually spent my time in New York City and I felt. Maybe it's not the best place to be I started teaching there Giving lessons but I knew it was just a matter of time for them to close the pool rooms. And then I'd be stuck in an apartment with with no billion access at all that would probably try crazy But he and used new. Consider go outside and Creek sample three days ago. We play tennis today. After we play golf we are still open and accessible and and of course I can play pool. Twenty four seven He has gym equipment at home. So I'm in a really good spot but Many players and fans they don't share that same for unfortunately so. I think you'll see a lot of stuff happening on social media Like right now. Joshua's playing James Royce basement. And that's you know. Sita's loads of people watching that you had Darren to a question and answer serious for You know we were just you know. Try to share our time with the community and Have everybody in good for when things become normal again. I was watching a little. Bit of the arena's filler match. Before we got this started it looked like a ran. A still had a real thin lead considering that this podcast is forever and the matches only in the last couple of days. Ud think's GonNa win it you know. My friend was asking me. I don't know James has a phenomenal break. But Joshua is just you know has this choir power. I think it's going to be close. I don't WanNa pick a winner Should go with my country. I guess but I'm following the match like everybody else entertained doing. A good job with the stream. Got The sponsors involved I think that's what we what we really need right now. And no matter who wins. Are you ready for the winter? Ready for the win. You know I'm not into Money Metros and stuff and Traveling becomes a little bit difficult. Maybe we can dot something like Online challenges that I'd be participating and we'll all just play facebook pool. Maybe you you've never really been into the whole action side of things have you No it's just the way I grew up and I'm not against it and I understand that for many people. It's a way of making income or just to stay to stay sharp and it's entertaining I've seen the dockside of the gambling and hustling scene. I don't need the motivation of money to bring the best out of me. You know I just want to beat you just because you know I'm always very competitive. And I'm a good example that you can win a world championship without having the gambling experience. But I'm not saying it's bad I'm entertain myself. I watch those metrics and I swear those matches it's just not a the way I grew up If it's ever going to change I don't know but I think that's something that my sponsors all you also value in me Did I stay away from that scene? Yeah thanks again. I'm not against it. It's interesting that you would say that it's something that your sponsors respect. You not being part of win. The American sponsor seem to WANNA be a part of it. You know I would imagine they're loving the idea of of either James or Joshua if they were one of their players being out there and and promoting their brand name on the stream see. I don't know if you know one day pool will be more popular and generate more money and more interest than maybe we wouldn't have to match up like that But we you know it's a good way to generate interest and I guess that's what some sponsors are looking for. Just get their brand out. I was told many many many years ago by a gentleman here in town that played really well and I asked him. You know if I'm going to be spending time away from the game how do I? How do I stay prepared? He'd made a comment that it's all about continuing to watch the game you know if you're continuing to watch people play your pattern. Play will stay. Sharpen your mind. What what would you recommend to your students who who are saying Torsten. Look you know I. I may not be able to hit a ball for a month. How am I gonNA come back without being super super rusty? And how do I stay sharp? Mike what's funny? We have this conversation in a WHATSAPP rule amongst the German national team..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

Pool Pro Podcast

09:10 min | 6 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

"Highest concentration of fecal matter and people have because we have that range also from some experiments and studies that were done other people's experiments what we even worse case gets it maybe up to the one percent of kind of a range for standing next somebody within one and a half feet for two hours. You know which is not likely. That's that's that's for ingestion for the mouth from there from from fecal sloughing it here going to stand next to somebody in a pool for two hours your way. More at at risk from them have coughing over the air. So and that is the bottom line so the bottom line with the simple explaining rather than having to go through all the details but I loved playing that way but the simple way explaining it is is that the main risk and assuming cool is the same risk is on land. If you're if you're crowded air transfer the transfer over. The air is above the water right. Where the risk is. The risk is so much in the water. So there's no risk in the water but that pales in comparison so that you stay away and do social distancing even in the pool ear lease really be perfectly perfectly six feet away. You'll be fine in the U. Lowering the risks air and that by the way also lowers the risk in the significantly with the vehicle to oral transfers well because chlorine as killer and it's deluded also because of the distance for the water so basically a non issue that way too so so yes. People don't have to worry about swimming. Pools from being an incremental risk. Yeah they need to look at swimming. Pools the same as they look at other brands. All about matter of product you are and whether you with attention peppers and there's probably going to be in the locker room or something like that but this is the pool is where you're going to get infected wounds about close calls by the way in California. That's great I have not. I don't think so I. I haven't heard what you brought up there. Richard is. There's another video making the rounds on facebook right now and it's Spring Break Pool in Florida and it's literally line wall to wall kids but to but on the coping with their feet in the water dipping in and out of the water so you they're they're at risk but not because of the full of the pool. I think Richard the. I've got a couple of emails this weekend of Pool Service Guys Square concerned if if we actually GonNa lock down where you can actually do your job and if they can get into the backyard service pool and that and what the repercussions of that and obviously you guys already talked about this. Probably algae growth is a big one if they can get into action service and then if you know when is your point where you know and this is probably a long term thing but you know mosquitoes or other things that could potentially be issues. That was the question I had received. That gets starting to be irrational. If there's a set of service people who are would be riskier? Compared to other service person is not going to be the risky person in your household right because of where they are served right. Yeah they're out. The I mean the pump room and they're in the pool area but they're not going in your home in the night touching so it depends on the people are worried there's ways of addressing it would serve as a person can explain not areas are going to or not not as common areas whatever and so on but but you know you could serve as a person can do extra steps. Such is kind of like what a house cleaning service does when they wear gloves which they should not just for their own safety but for also for turn in terms of not getting sick or making anyone else. Think if there's and by the way there's a there's a video I'll say remind remind me in Union millicent. Email to there's a link of the video lights a really good one about house cleaning services and what they do with respect to preventing a transfer of yes. I love that both. They're getting sick because they're visiting thousands right including kids getting sick and stuff like that and they're transferred from person to person so you know every house is going to be different but the ones that are that tend to be more professional and do the right thing and as a group learned best practices and all that there's a video about that and it's really excellent and the same principles they're doing apply to what a pool service person can do. I mean obviously not the cleaning rags and stuff like that but in terms of the contact use of disposable gloves things to do with respect to not touching your face as much in watching your answering all the standard stuff up. I think it would be useful for them to watch because if they watch that and follow those practices and tell people tell their right to the homeowners following those practices. And also explain. They're simply not in the areas of the household that are that are going to be where it's going to be at risk unless the person runs out to the pool shed you know within a day or so right. Yeah yes was there you know. And the pool service person wasn't careful and they did something. Did it phone lights with. Risk is really getting started to get out there. But I can't do things to less than the make. People feel better be lessen the risk. It's not very difficult. It's easiest yeah right. I think the biggest risk is if if we get shutdown somehow in are able to get out and get to our pools they could turn and then they're then they're at risk of other things but I stood w best to deal with. You'RE NOT GONNA BE. It's not quite as much of the Health. Risks and there is potentially depending on the season the mosquito risking such. It's mostly there's gonna get algae. No they'll get algae the algae enough you know if you wait long enough and depending on whether you had the Alps sites and stuff like that copper. If you didn't have any of that going to prepare more quickly and getting worse faster but when they get really bad into a swamp you know what it is like I mean? It's a mess to clean up. Takes a ton of filtering leading to fix it right? And that's one of the things about corine if something has already turned the chlorine doesn't go right straight for disinfecting it's got oxidizer what's built up in the wall. I I absolutely so just we are chlorine bills could go for fixing. Yeah sure shirts for algae particularly. Well thank you for all that that the other area if you still have some time for sure that I wanted to get into is on the the Langley or side of things. There's a lot of exposure to risk and especially in the kind of pools where we're kind of talking about higher goals with higher finishes and the whole thing with the National Council so knowing and understanding the Langley are index is more crucial to oppose oval service pro. Now then I think it ever has been so maybe you can. Are you familiar with some of the startup techniques and some of the? What do you think is the most important thing? Yeah I I I've involved with the with the You know It's it's unfortunate that in the same way that the coin signer debate sort of issues happen because of ood to chemical type groups terms of companies battling and now on such a for reasons. I don't understand a similar sort of thing happened in the plaster area with respect Saturation Index and startup techniques. And all that between you know on balance in the council and it's really I mean it's unfortunate and both cases that this kind of thing happens because it's really just wasteful. Yes you know it. It happened and it looks like it's a little better now as far as the plasters council unbalanced in terms of getting a little more agreement a little more common and understanding and such so. It's better than it was And but I would say it's always really been important to have the saturation index. Good case if you want your Plaster Pool. The lasts a long time You know it's just it doesn't turn it's not like it's not like a chlorine gas.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

12:23 min | 7 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"That will only backfire on us. Route commending this guy or girl to a sponsor and then later on they will show up some dirt on this on this person so i. We tried to see that tried to identify. If this this person is you know would be a good ambassador for any brand once about you. Know we we we we talk to the player and we try to basically ask. Are you willing to put in the hours necessarily necessary for us to actually get you a sponsor because when if you signed with us and we go out there and and the shoot was sponsor and he in and they find you interesting and they signed you and you give you money or equipment or whatever If you don't live up to your end of the deal we're going to cut you immediately. Because that kind of backfired on US reflects back on weed becomes recommend terrible ambassadors. Once in a while you might get unlucky and somebody you know promises the world and don't deliver afterwards but it's kind of like the core of our business and we have to be Hudson short at the ambassador's where recommending to any sponsor will deliver X Y Z. Because that's that's all from the sponsor and we're asking for their money and we have to deliver our end of the deal. Once they sign off on the deal we've talked about poker and pool and and the differences between poker players and cool players. But you have said in the interview that was posted online that you see a lot of similarities. Can you talk about what the similarities are that you see between the two right sure and I think that I'll touch on Some of the similarities already. But I I can see that you know. Poker was booming in the early two thousand and I am and I can see. I'm not saying that. The pool is booming. Now but I I can see the similarities. The both had or had great potential growth and The mainstream media was and they were not sure how much airtime they should vote to. This new phenomenal poker. Which was booming and Because it was it was rather messy as well lacking in professionalism and yeah it wasn't like viewed as a very professional sport if you if you can called Poker Sports And I'm not saying that they don't view pool as professional sports now but I mean there's there's something going on. There's something wrong. Because you know we have this project Billiard twenty twenty four law of prominence you know Q. Ist from Snoop Group wound different divisions. And they were trying to get through accepted or accept that as one of sports in the Olympic Games. The Committee. They actually went ahead and they accepted break-dancing I think skateboard In a couple of other sports which are you know in my view their way smaller than than pool. So we'RE WE'RE DOING. We're doing something wrong Which we need to address it and I think that you know we need to have make it interesting. We need to have a shot clock to have a vivid audience. We need to have Personalities we need to have the same kind of rules played over in the US as we're doing in Norway for example all of these things we need to you know put into order and have a system so when people outside look at sports. It shouldn't be confused right now. I'm watching you know ten bowl game in in the US and next week. I'm watching some ten game in the end you're in Europe and different rules. Why you know. And that's that's not good for the good for the sport So one of them I can see great potential for pool But we need to structure its and make it a bit more Professional and need a few more interesting characters and I also think that you know might not help the professionalism but I think that's Right now it's like poker. In the beginning. Every player was kind of failing under their own flag. It was each month for zone but eventually they started to make like seem thank thank so they basically what they did. Some of the best pool Sorry poker players. They got together discuss theories and kind of like simulated situation with the pair on the poker table. And I think that's right now also I kind of feel that. It's every man for his own In the pool world. But it's especially the ones who have the same sponsors. Maybe they shouldn't be more like it team. Having more like a team spirits trained together except people might win the competition like spend the day with the store team and meet up with. Pull the great pros responsibly. These kinds of things we can attract you know people into and kind of build a report with the the browns as well But I think that's right now one of the largest also is that is every man for himself and maybe we should take a look at that I want. I want to end the interview with asking you how players can get in touch with you but before I do. It doesn't strike me as just players that might benefit from getting in touch with you companies within the industry sponsors toward directors It sounds like anybody who's interested in building what they have to be larger and and making what they do and the game itself much more successful would benefit from contacting you. It's not just players and sponsors right no I mean. I think that's the experience that I've got from the poker industry. It can be utilized into Pu industry with great success. I mean there's there's no doubt in my mind and that's why I basically started the agency as well a little bit of on the backbone of the success story of the week player I mentioned but also I could clearly see a lot of similarities. Where the pool industry is it is at right now and we can be headed if you know if if we kind of moving the same direction and if you pick up a little bit of advice from the poker industry because they made a fantastic job of recruiting about ten fifteen thousand players playing a ten thousand dollar buying events you know. They're they've done something wrong. Not Sorry for and and so I think that's Our experience from that industry can the adopted into the Pool Industry. And Right now see. There's a project here with this League and there's another project there and then you go to the whole Mushroom they've got ownership of this and that tournament knock this one so I think that's the whole industry kind of works together. It will benefit sports and if we get the sport to grow better recruitment and I says that more professionalism. It would only benefit the sport as general and then the The producers and you know Like Predator Tom all of these. They would only benefits from the sports growing So I think that we need to put together and move in the same direction and Once we do that I think it's way easier trying to pitch the sports to mainstream media which is key everybody necessarily add everybody but I think that this sport belongs on mainstream media and once we do that it will be easier to track sponsors from outside the industry and an awesome. They've got people pockets so they can you know they can help build the price even higher and I would only help the professionalism again because people can actually make a living out of this and the ones who's not making a living but they have a dream of one day doing so. They can see that they actually possible to make a decent living but because right now it's like twenty people in the world with some who can actually make a comfortable living out of this fort that actually has millions of flare will wipe so there's some there's something there's something wrong here. I mean way more people should be able to make a living out of sport. Hey per welcome back. Sorry we had A. We had a connection problem there and I lost you before I had the chance to ask you about how people can contact you. So how can people contact you? And then we'll go from there so yeah. Obviously we've got. The website is Supercharged DOT COM and use felt super without the east as you are of course when faced because well. So if you're if you're a player who think you you got something to offer a sponsor look up if you're a builder browns and you'll looking into getting a better return on your investment in your current protein or pro team. You're thinking about starting you know look up and Yeah all right fantastic. I appreciate you taking the time today and I appreciate you answering back. And hopefully we'll be getting back in touch with you and talking about Further things very soon. Thanks for having me. Mike are never good day. All right that was per Haagen. It sounds like purrs. Got Some some great ideas you know you see so many people in the industry either want someone to hit a home run. You know well if we just had another color of money movie everything would be great. You know that's not gonNA happen anytime soon. Instead of purchase saying we need a color of money movie or we need some multi bazillionaire who loves pool just to throw money at it. It sounds like he actually has ideas as to how the industry could come together to make things better. I'd love to see the industry come together behind something like that. I'd to see the entry come together behind. Any plan doesn't have to be purse. I still fully believe that if the industry came together I mean everyone in the industry the media the cue makers the table maker's the players. The room owners the tournament directors. Everybody and said you know is what I can bring to the game and this is how I can help that. It would be a great thing for the industry and then you know I talk a lot about. Oh what was the industry everything terrible and it is looking up you know besides the cancellations and postponements right now. I do think things are looking up. It doesn't mean that we don't have to do anything to to make it move up to make it get better just that much faster but again. That's for another conversation. So I wanNA thank you for listening to American billiard radio and I will have another episode for you just as soon as I can..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

15:49 min | 7 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"There's there's a gap and we could fill it's We pretty much took off during our first year of business because the sponsors they could see that by using us as a as a bridge between the players in the market and themselves they would get way better return on investments and they play with some of the all over the media. They would do social media stuff and and doing interviews with an all flying media outlets and all this and so it wasn't no brainer so in the end Actually we didn't have to chase the sponsors the sponsors they came to US asking. Listen we will like to strengthen our position in France. Can you find a good candidates? We can sponsor in France and obviously we already have a French player in our roster affairs. So he could just over like okay. So here's this guy. You San many of these many followers. He's doing this and that so it's a it's a it's a no brainer and they just you know. Accept the that player because they knew that's Whenever we percents candidates from they knew they would get. We could return on their investment packing. That's what we're slowly trying to do now in the pool industry and I can see that some Well the interview was just a few weeks ago. I basically just started the agency like two months ago and off the interview like you see a lot of players contacting US asking if we can represent them and also couple of brands within the industry also asking you know we need help Both on general marketing but also with thinking about you know what should we do with our sponsored pros? How can we get more return? And and all of these things that we kind of specialize in and So we're trying to working with a couple of brands son Just you know a player while. He's not a player in competitions. But he's maybe you know the world's most famous curious and we just signed him to the agency because he you know he. He liked what he heard in our Negotiations if you will so That's what we're trying right now is to make the billion industry see. That's okay. We can get away better return on investment and maybe you know maybe we don't need a bit sponsored players. Maybe we need just twenty. Great wants that will give way better again. Return on the investments we're trying to kind of like make their attitude toward starts. That's train of thoughts again. This is gonNA sound beating a dead horse and believe me when I say this. I'm not I'm not. Comparing American and European players like it sounds like him as an example though European players there and I mentioned it because American fans maybe aren't as familiar with the the the one B priority players. I mean they know Ralph they know torsten they know Mika they know Joshua they know excellent you could make a list of probably twenty guys that are the absolute top but last year at the International. Max lechner comes over. He has a great tournament. American's probably don't know him. So if if if I were a Max. Leshner a year ago and I hadn't had a great tournament. I hadn't beat Shane in a major event. What can I do to to make those sponsors be interested in me because you know yeah I can run a table but so can the guy at the table next to me and so can the girl two tables over? So so what can a player due to put themselves out there and draw sponsor interest sure and. I totally get where you're calling me from you know let me just take one example and You know he's he's Greek but he lives in Norway and he actually played at the same club. as being also Domino's the jump Master Yell at Office. Hope I'm pronouncing that correct Anyway so he's you know he's. He's a Greek living in both Greece and Norway. Anyway he's you know. He was struggling with exactly what you said. How can I put myself out there? And that was like a year year and a half ago and I got to know him and he learned about my history about you. Know being a manager Having Agency for poker players and I said listen the methods I is is just the same and let's sit down together and make kind of like marketing plan for you. How can you know the world can get the world's eyes on me and so we did a plan and he is probably the hardest working guy when it comes to these things in the entire Pool Industry so it did what we would be agreed that he should do and kind of took it like Like a part time job. I'm going to produce videos. I'm GONNA do this. I'm going to do that Sunday. You know we he lost here. He accumulated over two million views on his videos The halfway through there. We got him a sponsor That's basically entirely just because we made the marketing plan he did the work produced videos and He got attention and it doesn't hurt that he's probably one of the best players with the short steak as well And he travels not so now basically travels all over the world place tournaments because he he got the great sponsorship deal and And that is the direct result. Not because he finished like third a couple of times in the euro tour and and he won a couple of international tournaments here in Europe. Not because because he made himself you know interesting and it's something. He got a lot of followers and he always makes it a point to interact with the followers. So he's posting something He gets you know a bunch of replies and he always rip replies to the answers and the questions and whatever on his posting so he's always on top of it and so his fanbase if you if you can call it that they kind of feel connected to him. So whenever he recommends product from you know a couple of sponsors now so they. He's built trust with them and And he can show them. Listen with this. I'm using on my jump. Cue I can make the jump shots and so can you. You know that's employed you know but That's a direct result of his hard work. And actually it's not. It's not not much work if we have to be on this compared to a lot for the jobs And it's basically doing what you love as well so he doesn't view it as work But so so he he was really thankful and I was thrilled for him. That he got the sponsors and It just goes to show that the methods that we proven methods from the Polk Institute. And it's not magic but it just it's just a matter of making a plan and you know going through with it and then it's up to the talent or D- in this case the the player to actually go ahead and you know do what she's supposed to do and that's the main problem. I see today with four players that they have sponsors but very rarely you'll see them do in return they do something but not nearly enough. Not even ten percents what they actually should so so And obviously there's GonNa be pooled players listening here who scotus sponsor or maybe a video six months ago and things. That's you know that's that's okay. I did something return. He's not GonNa like what I'm saying. But I'm basically interested in making the Bill Brown understanding that they should have ambassadors. Who actually does something in return? So they'll make money at least break even from the particip- and the players they can have a long term sponsorship relationship with those sponsors because they you know they appreciate each other not. Just give me some money. Give me some equipment Once you've gotten that zero basically you don't do anything in return. These kind of players need to be cut from the PRO teams. You know they might get a second chance or whatever but if you're not doing it today probably not GonNa do it tomorrow and So they they don't serve the sponsorship money or equipment or whatever they get if they don't do anything in return and it just taking up space for the players since actually willing to put into extra work and Repay the love they get from the sponsors the way you describe it and I would be in complete agreement It seems like the mentality now is. I'm a pool player. I'm going to put in my effort. Well I mean there's not it's not like they actively go out there banging on doors trying to find sponsors but it come. It seems that when they do get a sponsor or two they feel that okay. My my work is done. I've I've gotten a sponsor but the way you describe it really there's there's even more work a higher level of work that is required once you have that sponsor. This is something the goes back to a conversation. I had with Kelly Fisher and she talked about everything that she does for her sponsors but is that I mean. Is that kind of where you're going. Where you know the level of work really kicks off once you get those sponsors. I mean I. If you're if you're an aspiring talents you know like Max. You mentioned him And I think that's fair. Door was in this category almost just one year ago but you see he won the world championship nine ball. But I think that if you're an expiring talent looking to professionalize Yourself and your brands in this sport and you WanNa reach as far as you can go. You know you have to go to first goal should be making the Mosconi Cup team. Whether you're European or American I should be like the main goal and then obviously in between you you need to finish high into tournaments. The big ones son obviously the local ones as well. But I should be like your top goals but to to get there. You need a lot of money in a lot of funding and If you don't have any sponsors you'd still do what downloads it do. All the good work put in the extra hours get followers and then when you bang on the doors for sponsors they will see that for the last half year guy. He's like a million views. It's much easier to put money into something that compared to okay. Listen so I finished ninth in the. Us Open sponsorship. Money please I've got like three hundred friends on facebook and you don't even you know that's that's just ridiculous to think that you're going to get even free you know whatever but that's kind of like the mentality of amongst a lot of full fares and it was inappropriate industry as well you know. You have one world series final table and suddenly you know. You're a big shot deserving under the solvency of sponsors money. That's not how it works. So if you don't have a sponsor just wake up tomorrow. Just make a plan get followers and You know make yourself interesting. You don't have to be the world's best player but you have to be interesting. You have to have a currency so if you've got a jump shots okay. Use that angles Can't think of any other examples fifty miles an hour break. Okay so use that as your thing but make yourself interesting get followers and then the sponsors will follow. But but you can't sit around the wait and after you get sponsored then you start. You have to start. You know right right now right tomorrow. If he wants to go down that route and once you get a sponsorship deal you have be prepared to put in a lot of work when I say a lot of work. I'm talking about fifteen twenty hours a week. That's not a lot of work but You have to be paid to do The work necessary to you. Pay again the love that the sponsors are showing you because otherwise would just in bad circle throwing money off the players and they not be paying it so the sponsor they won't increase their sales of ood and so it's basically state school and you don't Any positives relationships so Like Kelly said you definitely you have to if you WANNA sponsor yeah. I'm willing to put in the work. It's not enough just wearing a little patch and playing The occasional big tournaments and once in a while you hit the TV table and it's not. It's not enough by far so Just look at you know what the big soccer players or other big sports. What they're doing. I mean they're earning millions of dollars every year. They're still putting in a lot of work for the sponsors. Do you think that? Do you think that the players Su are are going to be accepting of the idea that they can go about their lives the way they do? And let's say they come on board with you and they've got a sponsor or two and you're working with them and they put something on social media. They especially in America. Social Media is where you post your opinion. Be It right or wrong. That's where you could argue about things. Do you think players are going to be open to the idea of the next day? Their phone ringing in you being you on the phone saying hey what are you doing? What was that? You can't do that? Yeah well no I. I don't I don't I don't think it you know. I don't think that's how it works. I basically we when we looked Sino player poker or in this case full fare. You know you know. We talked to the guy. We make our due diligence in advance like the is. Is there anything wrong with this candidates? Is He done anything shady earlier? Okay if kind of shows up we we won't. We won't sign him. We won't fight to help him get a sponsor Because.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

14:15 min | 7 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"World Pool Masters the Bucharest Open and this weekend's Predator pro-am tour stop are either cancelled or postponed the super billiards expo and the US Open are still on at this moment. But they both said they're monitoring the situation. Allan Hopkins is supposed to be making a decision early next week. That is based on an announcement that was made on the Super Billiards Expo website. As for the interview for this show I ran a story on easy billiards a couple of weeks ago called pools spin doctor and it was about per Haagen. Who had a an agency where he was representing professional poker players and he closed that agency down and now he's trying to duplicate that effort for professional pool. I thought it was a very interesting article and thought per would be a great interview subject so I had a chance to talk to him about his ideas about pool and how to promote and how to make things better and and I do think it's a very interesting conversation so without further ado. I give you per. Haagen joined now all the way from Norway by its per Haagen right correct okay per is. The owner of an agency called supercharged. And if you if you haven't read the article yet which you should go back and do supercharged is an agency that represents not just pool players. It looks to me and you can correct me if I'm wrong but pool players and other parts of the billiards industries can you. Can you explain a little bit? What it is you do and how you got there. Sure Mike Well OUR AGENCY. Basically has two divisions sounds. Sounds like we're a big big agency would not just a couple of couple of actually with three people So one of the divisions is player management's And we take the experience from the poker industry? We had a good run into poker industry in the early. Two thousand until two thousand six So what we do is that we make sure that we find good ambassadors for In this case the billiard brands We make sure that you know we find good candidates that can represents their brands in the way that they want and get the exposure that they kind of deserve because right now We see kind of similar Symptoms as in the poker industry had early. That was where were kind of throwing good money officer not necessarily the best ambassadors And so that's one part of the agency and the other is kind of general marketing specializing in online marketing And we try to of course connect the two together So yeah now you said that you came over from the poker world What what differences in. What similarities do you see between the poker world and the pool world right now well me start with the differences I think that's obviously poker. Everybody knows Fokker had massive price pools at least compared to The two main reasons for that is obviously the cost of buying into the big poker tournaments thousands of dollars main events. The World Series is ten thousand so And obviously that is one of the reasons but also share number offense in the in big poker tournaments that kind of build a big price for But also I think it's possible for pool to to get much much bigger priciples compared to today. But obviously then you would. You'd have to raise the entry fees and Do that obviously. Not a whole lot of people would be willing to pay. You know thousand two thousand dollars to play in the pool tournaments when you're playing against some best plays in the well so maybe you should look into what vice the traffic from. Fokker. And that's satellites Ninety percent of all the participants in the big poker tremendous state. They they hail from satellite tournaments being both on and offline. Obviously we call them play pool tournaments Who Online but I think that's as a replacement or maybe as an addition to the weekly tournaments you can find a way of wrestling tournaments which basically operates as satellites into the big Tournaments and Then maybe we could have like entry fees being a couple of thousands of dollars that would also obviously race builds the price fall into much much higher price than we have today making it easier for the professionals to make actually a decent living compatriots dates. They you know they have to be in the semi-finals it's almost break-even And that's the way it should be So that's obviously one of the big big big differences between Pool Poker and pool And obviously poker has way more airtime on mainstream media the pool That's something that we need to do but for us to get back on mainstream media We need to look at the the professionalism in the whole industry and I'm obviously not criticizing anybody but maybe we need to put finger in the ground and and take a look at what we're doing and why you know sports like team sports than the and those kind of sports we'll get way more airtime than compared to Pretty sure that people have more people have played pool. Then played around with timber. Sports so So that's one of the things and also you know again. I'm not criticizing anybody. But in the poker industry we get we have a law of personalities with with you know big characters that creates an interest from the audience well defined. Sushi will So I think also in pool perhaps. Maybe we're kind of lacking there. Maybe we should have you know we. We've got a few personalities which are interesting to watch but maybe you know the pool players they should you know kind of Give more of themselves when they're playing tournaments which are televised so streams. I mean show more emotion than maybe we should you know. Try to adopt every twenty. They should be more like the Mosconi Cup with with audience cheering and the players jumping on the table. We need to make the sport way more interesting than it is today for the audience. If the mainstream media is more airtime we need you know right now. Plays can spend two minutes on the shots and you know. That's not interesting for for for a new tool spectator so we should have like shot. Clocks interesting players Audience cheering and east kind of seeing. That's you know that's pretty. Typical for poker but in pool is almost like a cemetery when you were when you watch the much. How do and I'm I'm sorry to compare your your in Norway. So you're looking at European players where I'm more familiar with American players. What it that you think the Americans or why is it that you think the Americans struggle with the idea of of putting their character out there some of them don't but you're like you said the majority of them don't well? I think I'm first of all. I don't think that this is big enough that we can look at it in a segregated way that I think that we need to look at the sport as a whole is not like you have the Asian markets Marican and European. I think as a whole I think we're lacking in you know personalities whether it's you know german-american Filipino. Doesn't really matter to me because sports is so small we have to look at it as a whole I I'm not quite sure why of we don't have more interesting characters but I definitely think that's the ones today who are at a certain level where they travel the world and play tournaments. They should take a look at them. South maybe you know. Kind of gave more of themselves in interviews when playing matches and These kind of things because you have to be an interesting character to get followers and followers. It's you know it's the name of the game if you if you to get sponsored You need to how followers otherwise you're just visible when you're paying a fee table which doesn't happen all the time and you're absolutely not guaranteed to make it to the final so So you have to. You have to get followers and they have to work out every single day At least you have. You need a structured way of building your followers. So maybe you're not you know the world's best player but you might be the world's most interesting player and that kind of built a base of followers and as soon as you reach a certain level of followers you will be interesting for sponsors because then you'll have tangible numbers you've got ten thousand followers you know one million likes lost year. That's kind of tangible. And that's something that sponsors interested in putting money into because they know what they're going to get in return. It's interesting that you talk about the social media aspect of things. Do you think maybe and again I don't. I don't want to just say American players because I think I think there are players like this all over the world. Do you think maybe some of the players don't want to have their life out there. Twenty four seven. They don't want a sponsor contacting them and saying you know that thing that you tweeted last night at two. Am when you were at the club with your friends. That didn't Cheyne row well on you and then that means it didn't shine role on us. I mean do you think some players just they're not ready for that kind of flash light being shined at their life. Oh absolutely I mean for sure. There's no doubt that Being sponsored pro automatically yours spokesperson. You are in the basketball. For Brown's that's not for everybody We had a couple of you know polka place. Which were you know? Had Lot of tens of thousands of followers they were always you know Out there in spotlight. But they didn't want to get any sponsorship money they they would rather just pay everything themselves because like you said that being an ambassador comes with God you have to do certain things in return. And they didn't want to do that they just wanted to focus on you know in in case their own poker game and but. I'm not sure it's fair to compare because these guys than one you know three four five six million dollars so they can. Actually they can afford going around and paying everything themselves. But I think that's the general pool player would very much like to play way more tournaments the big ones than they actually are doing and one way is obviously having sponsor but As as we all know you have to give something in return to his sponsor and that's what I eat today. That's you know. Lack of a better word. I guess kind of annoyed when I see some sponsors are giving you know good sponsorship money And deals to players doing absolutely nothing in return and it kind of you know these companies. They are all other aspects of their business. They're always thinking about the return on their investments. Whether it's you know buying equipment for their new factory or whatever But suddenly when it comes to sponsorship it seems all all logic about return on investment is thrown out the window and they don't you know they they seem pretty okay with there's sponsored players just wearing a patch when they're playing at a TV TV table or you know doing very short social media posting once in a while and tagging them and and that's pretty much what they do and that's in my opinion that's not that's not a good return on the on the investment and they get way more back if they just you know focused on actually looking at it as a business relationship between us the company and you the the Boston order spokesperson They should and that's what we did with poker all so we could see that a lot of p players were getting you know pretty decent amount of money every year to go all over the world and played the poker tournaments but they weren't doing anything back besides wearing their local The that's that's why I initially started the poker agency because I could see that..

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

Pool Pro Podcast

12:22 min | 7 months ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Pro Podcast

"Were releasing this episode of ask the Masters but this is also the very first episode episode. One of the PODCAST. Stay two ladies. Go first of Michelle. Can you introduce yourself and Michelle Cavanagh? I'm currently the Executive Director of the California Pool and Spa Association but previously with the National Swimming Pool Foundation for fourteen years as the mission development director and just took on this role last year. So I'm very excited to. To be representing a Californian so if you had to dial your passion down into one or two sentences what is it that you number one love about the pool industry and what is if you could do something twenty four hours a day within the industry within your job and to find your job what would that would get your heart racing great question and in fact. I just talked about this. An Epson meeting recently. my son has asperger's he he's twenty four now but at the time when. I started at the National Swimming Pool Foundation. I was a single mom and really struggling and this industry surrounded me with love and acceptance and caring and resources and a way to really get through life because I was struggling at that time and now I'm giving back and I just did this at an Epson meeting where I feel so much love for this industry now. It's my turn to wrap my arms around people who really need assistance in this industry and help them out and so for me. My goal by absolutely number one goal. If I could do it just like you said all day long every day would be getting on the phone and talking to people who are struggling in their business especially service guys who I think are really struggling a lot of them and just find out a way to help them. That's really absolutely one hundred percent passion and I hope that comes out when I do speaking engagements because it truly is something that I feel heartfelt about I mean I truly feel like this industry surrounded me with love and acceptance and now I'm going to get back also we're going to get into the mission of what we're hoping this podcast to being a little bit but yeah that's that's wonderful. Many of you have already met Dave. Dave and I had a great episode on Ozone Ad. So Dave reintroduce yourself to the people That that may not have seen that episode Dave Rockwell Founded A Cup Pool Service Company called Liquid Paradise. Our goal with that company was to provide the best water quality possible for people who actually swim in the pool. And that's my passion. That's what I'm all about and that's the place in this industry that I'm most happy. Yeah and so. You're you're still doing a little bit of service. You know you do all of my I rent fluid dynamics and we build pools and you do all of our programming and startups that. But you're really. You're really transitioning as well into more of an educational type of a role in this. Podcast is just one avenue that you're that you're wanting to grow that side of it so tell me tell me what your passion for the industry is because I know like Michelle. You really have a desire to give back to the industry so tell me a little bit. What what you feel like you can offer to the industry that you need. Well what what we're hoping to do with this podcast is. I've been a consumer of industry based education for thirty years. There is some very timely classes. I've taken at critical points in my career that sent me off in a whole new direction and raised raised my abilities up to a whole new level. And that's exactly What I hope to do here. That's not that I necessarily myself have anything great to teach anybody that they don't know but I want to help people find where the really good next classes that they should take regardless of where they are in the industry or where they started There's plenty of really high quality information out there and that's what we want to introduce you to the other thing I love about. This industry is the like Michelle said. There's terrific people out here. There's some great minds there's some great personalities and we want to introduce you to some of them and it'll be informative. It'll be entertaining. We're GONNA have some fun along the way. But that's that's that's and I think We're kind of in a real interesting juncture here beginning of twenty twenty when we're recording this really. There are a number of podcast coming online right now and it seems like this platform is is is really gaining traction within the industry and I know from my perspective and I know from talking to both of you we embrace all of it. You cannot get enough education. You can't get enough information. And so the goal of of ask the masters and this podcast is just to be another voice exactly and we have different perspectives. All of I think having obverse perspectives out. There we can share an offer to the industry. Just like you mentioned Dave is important. We have our own particular perspective on many issues and and hope that that's going to help pizza in the same story told for more than one perspective gives you a more well rounded view of the matter and so that's what we hope to be is just one more voice. It's maybe helping people find a direction that they want to go. So we've been kind of toying around with different names for the podcast. What are the names that was real close? It didn't actually stick was the The service industry professional podcast. And I think that that really encapsulates the desire that you guys have is to You know the Pool Service Industry doesn't have the greatest name and and and that's not to say anything bad about the people within it And so I think one of the goals that you guys have both stated is that you want to put forth that there are true professionals within the pool industry number one and then number two also to encourage people and to be building people up that hey this is something that should be striving for. Elevate like each of you to kind of answer. That question in what your vision is for how you how you want to implement that. Well what I've seen as industries grown in aged in in the business is that from where we were ten fifteen twenty thirty years ago. We've come a long way The level of professionalism is definitely on the rise the availability. The accessibility of really high quality education is on the rise. And that's all a good thing it needs to get better. There's things were doing well that we could even do better of those things where we're still behind the curve. One of the things. I think that that this industry has to do as it becomes more educated. We need to be able to convey that educate the pool users in the pool operators that we work for do a better job of teaching the consumer. What what they have a right to ask for teaching the pool operators if you're going to provide a public pool for people this is what you should be looking at not just simple dollars and cents but the product that you're offering your customers one of the areas. We've done a really good job of and the cooperation within the industry and and organizations advocacy organizations is in the area of drowning prevention I just saw a thing on One of my facebook forums that Drownings are starting to go down in. That's terrific We need to keep that up and hopefully we. We're GONNA have some podcast on that and introduce you to some of the people that are making that happen. But the we have Some areas where I would like to see more educated consumer In terms of the water quality that they expect. I can't tell you how many times I walk up to a public pool and see kids swimming in green water that you can't even see the main drain and I turned my kids around. Say Sorry we're GonNa find something else to do but they what we need is a more educated consumer that they know what they're actually jumping into when they get into a pool like that so It's all about education. It's all about when you know better. You can do better for me. I just touch on what Dave said. I see it and I use the word. Elevate before but for me. It's an. It's an elevation of your level of professionalism. Your success of your business because in my mind if you are elevating your professional level Your Business. Success will grow and for me. I want to be able to help them. Not only from what Dave has been talking about it. A lot of ways on the technical side of things but also on the business side of things being able to help someone making sure they're following the rules following. They have somebody doing their books. Or they're being anything. That's business or related. I want to be able to provide resources and help them to be successful. Because if you're successful in my mind not only you're elevating and professionalism but you just happier one of my dreams for you. Guys you guys are embarking on this is from the builder segment. There's so much animosity is not the right word. But there's so much tension between the service industry and the builders and the plasters and everything and that's really one of my visions with all the podcast is that we really start to break down some of those walls and there are tough conversations that need to have and But everybody in the industry is you look at. There's so many silos within the industry and I feel like we're really starting to break that down and allude to earlier we're starting to see movement and everything I really want to to see the builders and people from my position have more people like you. I know that you have my back when you walk in the backyard and I know that I can trust you to give the client the best possible result but then not throw me under the bus to because there are mistakes made. There's no such thing as a perfect pool even though years or close. Thank you but yeah all pools. There are some issues anyway and they may not even be necessarily mistakes. Just things that you know comes back to educating the consumer managing their expectations sharp and and so And I think a lot of the maybe what creates conflict between service and builders isn't so much animosity as it is misunderstanding. Understanding the challenge. A service guy should understand the challenges that are builder had to go through to get that pool done customers even with seemingly unlimited budgets really elaborate pools make some very odd decisions about where they're going to value engineer in cut corners and the pool. Builder doesn't always have a say in that from the builder standpoint. There they need to understand what's required of a full-service guy to to really keep a pool up The national plasters council has very strict guidelines as far as water chemistry and startups. But there's more to the net that's really job to for pool service quality healthy water for the.

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"They are off of the table. We both interviewed John Schmidt. So he's a great example. John Schmidt is a really really great talker. Who has a lot of things to say. And he is really a pretty fascinating person both on and off the table. He has a million hobbies all of which he's very very good at. And I think if you went to the average player average pool player who's let's say big Harley rider, and you told them. Hey, John Schmidt is a huge biker. He would automatically bond with John Schmidt. Just because of that I think there's a lot of things in these players personal life that could really be used to connect with their fans and build them more of a fan base. And that's kind of what I hope to do in the next coming months like completely agree with you on the average fans knowledge of who these players are away from the table. And I I really think you're onto something there in that. You've gotta show who these people are besides the fact that they can make an idol. Absolutely. A lot of them. Do have a lot of things to say. And a lot of things to prove both on end up table. And I just don't think that they've really been given the proper forum or maybe even the proper interest by a lot of the promoters of the game right now. And you mentioned that you were looking to put this on your website. And I should've asked you before for listeners who want to check out your website, and who want to check out your podcast where can they find it? I thank you for the plug. My podcast can be found on I tunes Google play that you're audacity Todd being and then on my website at queue it up podcast dot com. No spaces. Basically all the main podcast triggers. None on my website and to kind of. Predict your next question. The player profiles are actually on a tab. On my website right now that I don't have live yet. Because I just haven't gotten around to start talking to some of the players, but I'm hoping to have that up in the next one to two months where I can start building profiles for players who are willing to talk to me and willing to interview with me to build them this profile. I don't know how many players are willing to do it. But I know that there are several that have already given me the green light whenever I am ready for them. So hopefully, soon I'm definitely looking forward to to not just seeing the the profiles. But also listening to those interviews, I think. I've mentioned before on the show. How lucky I feel that? I am being in Arizona, and we have an amazing pool community out here for the longest time. I thought that there was no other state that had a pool community like ours. But now that I've listened to some of your shows, and you guys have the hall of fame, which is something that we're trying to put together. I mean, you guys are challenging in Wisconsin for for the the size and the strength of your pool community. I think well to to talk about the origin degree question. You're wrong. Wisconsin is way better than eras ONA. No. But but in all seriousness, I do think that Wisconsin is very forward on our thinking of pool and promoting it to kinda the twenty first century. So I am very plugged into Wisconsin pool. Obviously I've been around the game for a long time here. And So Chris Bondi to give him a plug. He came up with a system called my pool sets, which almost everybody's heard of Fargo raped by now, obviously, Chris Bondi system was actually in a in existence for almost two years prior to Fargo rates dropping, and I actually interview Chris Bondi on my very first interview podcast going are covering NPS. And Chris Bondi basically wanted to have a empirical ranking system that took out all of human subjectivity and. That's why he came up with the NPS system, and he did work with Mark page all the way through to create this, which is the creator Fargo, right? You know, combine they were able to come up with NPS and then later on Bargo, right, which has completely revolutionized pool in the US in the world. Really? So Wisconsin was leading in that like you mentioned earlier. John Kramer, Kyle Burs and Greg ambler were all pivotal in creating the first state hall of fame which was launched about a year and a half ago now, and we actually inducted well, I shouldn't say we they inducted their first four hall of famers last year, which were tiny. Oh, Herron and Jerry, Bryce and Willie Munson and Bruce Venzke and all of the other four or the four for the next year. There actually been announced to which I won't go into that. But. Yeah. Wisconsin has created that hall of fame, and we have a lot of really phenomenal pool halls as well. Most people have heard of the Karen room in Beloit, which is ran by Dave calls junior who is doing spectacular work with promoting pool in Wisconsin end in the midwest. Yeah. Wisconsin has done quite a bit for pool in the upper midwest. And a lot of those same things are being transferred out to the rest of the country as a blueprint for how to

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"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

Pool Podcasts

09:12 min | 2 years ago

"pool" Discussed on Pool Podcasts

"Hello everyone. Welcome to another episode of American billiard radio today is Thursday October eighteenth. And I have two interviews for you. This time had a chance to talk to Andy Lincoln who is the tournament director for the American fourteen one straight pool championship, which is going on in New York right now. I also had a chance to talk to excellent Kaci the current number one ranked player from Albania, coincidentally, he is at that fourteen one championship, but we'll get to that in just a little bit in news over the last two weeks. Probably the biggest tournament was the euro tour event that took place in clogging firt Austria. And the tournament. The open division was run was won by Mario he from Austria. And the female division was won by jasmin, Sean from Austria, so congratulations to both of those players for keeping that title at home. Another story that came across the wire, maybe three or four days ago, the billiard congress of America is going to take over management of the billiard education foundation. I have experienced dealing with the the bef the billiard education foundation just from running junior state championships here in Arizona. I got involved when Sam deep was involved, and anyone who's part of the US pool scene is for me with Sam deep, and when she contacts you and asks you to run a state championship, you wrote a state championship. That's just the way it is. Everybody's got to work together. It'll be interesting. To see how the BCA juggles everything they're doing now. And then adding. All of the stuff that the BF does I know from talking to Sam that that was a lot of work. I know the BCA is getting ready to get more involved in professional pool here in the US sounds like they're they're going to have more than their hands full with everything that they've got going and everything that they're getting ready to take on. One other piece of news. The F announced the thirteen players who will be going to the world junior nine ball championships. Jordan burden from Jacksonville, Florida. Thomas Haas from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Matthew wisely. From poplar bluff, Missouri Austin summers. Metropolis Illinois, Joey Tate, lake villa, Illinois, Maceio Paris. I believe pronouncing that right from Saint Croix in the Virgin Islands. Michelle Zhang who we talked about during the April Larson interview from Harvard, Massachusetts, April Larson from Bloomington. Minnesota areana Lynch from Allen, Texas, Tian Zhang who I can only assume as Michelle Jang's sister, also from Harvard, Massachusetts and Vivian Lou from Hayward main we wish good luck. All. Of those players the junior world championship is our Tober thirtieth to November fourth. I seriously doubt. We'll have a chance to talk to any of those players here on the podcast before they go to play in that because there's kind of a big tournament happening next week. So good luck to all of those players. And hopefully, we'll be able to interview a gold medal winner when that tournament is over. We've got a couple of tournaments going on right now. First off the joy, I've heard couple different names for it. The Chinese pool US open. I've heard another name basically it was sixty four players top player. Winds fifteen thousand and qualifies for the big event that takes place in China here in couple of months Shane was there. As of the time, this is being taped, Shane was still in the in the running Tang ho was there. He he's not get so far max, ever Lee or NIST Dominquez Gareth Potts. She Han king from China who I remember from when we were over there covering the event either he or Gareth Potts have to be the favorites. But. That in that tournament is still going on it's winding down. I believe Saturday's the last day of it. And if you go on Facebook, you can look for joy billiards, and I'm sure you'll find the videos their from that event. The dismal swamp nine ball classic. Which is being ran by Tommy Kennedy's southeast open nine ball tour. That's taking place right now that's being streamed by TV Mike over at billiard net. Tv that's a seven thousand added events. I saw post earlier on Facebook from Tony Chauhan that he was there. Earl Strickland was there. Schuyler Woodward was they're going back to that. Aforementioned American fourteen one championship that's down to four players, Merrick lick excellent Kaci again who we interviewed for the show they will play each other and Torsten home and will play Conrad. No, I'm not even going to try from Poland. He won last year's event. I understand Conrad one last year. But it whenever it straight pool. I assume Torsten is the favorite that one is also being streamed on Facebook, we talked about it a little bit during the interview with Andy high rock store, which is high rock billiard productions they've been streaming it on Facebook. They've had some real nice streaming work there that is another great tournament. And then if you're into watching guys you can't make a ball the Dennis diekmann memorial tournament is being streamed by upstate Al right now. That's three cushion, of course, Dennis diekmann famous Q maker. You can go to Facebook again, look up upstate, Al. And he's streaming selected matches from that tournament. I'm gonna get up on my soapbox. One more time. Here you gotta tournament. That's fifteen thousand two the winner. You got a seven thousand dollar headed tournament. And you got another tournament. That's ten thousand of the winter all of them the week before what would have been the US open. I understand. It's not the US open this year. And yes, I I screwed up a little bit during the interview with excellent and mentioned it by that name. I understand it's probably the most attractive weekends to run. A tournament is the weekend before the US open because you're trying to get all those players. There is got to be a way for tournament promoters to work together. So that players have these opportunities. It would be better for these players. You take these three events you run them three weekends in a row, and you have a player who has a chance to cash in all three instead the players have to pick. And choose so Shane can't go play on the fourteen one tournament. Schuyler not there Earls not there. It's so backward. I just don't understand. Well, I say I don't understand it. But I kind of do it's the wild west out there, you know, any room any promoter can run any tournament. They want to they just pick a weekend. If it's on top of somebody. It's on top of somebody. You know, it's my tournaments long as I get players from my tournament than I'm good the players long as I've got some players. I'll be good. I'll I need to worry about is myself. And it's that exact attitude. That contributes to wear pool is right now. And I'm not saying, that's the only reason why pool is where it is right now. But it's part of the reason. I mentioned that the BCA is getting ready to get more involved in professional pool, and I'll know more about that in the upcoming weeks. I sure hope that somehow with what they are doing. They can provide some kind of tool to make it easier for promoters to not schedule on top of each other. Then it's just going to be up to the promoters. But I'd like to at least get that out there and see what happens. Okay. First off this week. I've got Andy Lincoln Andy used to run the planet pool tour and has been involved in a number of things out on the east coast, and he's been part of pool for God. Ten fifteen years at a chance to talk to him after he had finished going from the round Robin to these single limitation stages of the fourteen one championship it was late at night. So as a pretty short interview. So

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"Team against team singles, it's really really cool. To to go experience. So I'm super pumped to go like there's one this weekend. So I'm going to be there this weekend. It's at the Lyndon would at our training facility here on campus. So it's going to be a lesson. And this is part of your curriculum. Yeah. Yeah. So like you you're not required. Like, if you have some of your bogged down with homework, and you call him, and you're like hick can't make practice you super super understanding. But he does want you there as much as possible, which I don't blame him because that's why most of us are here are specifically because there's a pool program. You know, and I'm assuming that this isn't the sort of thing where. Your your generic student is going to lend and would and thanks wealth pool. That's an easy credits. I mean, you've really got to prove yourself just to get in the door. Don't you? Yes. So it's not I don't think it gives us a credit for like our schooling. So more of just like it's more of a I don't wanna say club because I don't think it's a club. But it like it is L U sponsored teen. But it doesn't give you like a a class credit at that makes sense and everybody who's a part of the program was going to be a big part of their future as for as far as their plans. Yes. So there's so a lot of them are like that like like me who wanna go and they want to do something in the poor world. Eventually, you know, like they wanna make name for themselves. But some of them actually just like team here heard of team and signed up, and they actually love it. You know, like they may not be good. But Mark Marcus so passionate about the game. He's willing to help whoever at whatever level, you know. So we have some brand new players who've never picked up a pool cue in their life. And then also have the players who. You know are. Near pro level, you know, like managed chef it who just graduated. So. And I assume that Mark builds a program for individuals based on their ability. Yeah. Yeah. Like, you'll work with each of us individually or won't do we do like competitions or he'll like match us up with people are skill level to see how we compete with them. And. Yeah, so he's he's got it all figured out. Well, I would say that what brought you back up on the radar for this interview was the WPA event a week ago two weeks ago, but honestly, you're never really far off the radar. I mean, you're you're out there playing quite a bit. Can you tell us about the WPA event? Oh my gosh. What a what a tournament. I. So I got there. It just expecting to see what I could bring to the table news since I've been at linen what because he worked with a ton before I got there, and he had changed a couple of things on my stroke that I knew was gonna help me just didn't know how much and like after the tournament. So I got third and after the tournament I called Mark. And I was like. My dad says thank you. I say. Just like we owe everything to you. Because like he worked on my mental game so much like that was my that was my least dominant part of my game. You know, like, I couldn't my mental all over the place and he worked with a lot on my mental game. So it a lot of it was thanks, Mark. As to why perform till I did. Then event had the that new format that they're they're playing with with the different brackets. What do you think about that? I like it. I honestly like it a lot 'cause the first tournament. So I did that was at soaring eagles at the beginning of the year. And I was in stage one so I had to work my way to stage three, and I really like it because it gives us like lower players the chance mentally make extra money for getting out of our bracket it by the time we get to the better players. You know, like, Alison and guy. Young kim. We're already warmed up. You know what I mean? So it's kinda nice to hit a couple balls before you like get thrown into the wolves. You know what I mean? So it's it's kind of nice. There was a particular win that you had there at the turnament that really jumped out at most people, you know. That seeming girl, she's rated kinda high. Yeah. I still can't believe it. Talking about a win over the number one player in the world that had to feel good. Yeah. She so I didn't know what to expect, you know, going into it. And she wasn't you know, when you can tell a player's not like on the ball. She I could tell something was just a little awfully she wasn't comfortable or something. But she was so gracious about it. I've never played a player that was so gracious like she shook my hand and she said, good luck. And I was like oh my gosh. What's happened? I was in shock couldn't believe it was that. I mean, certainly you don't make a goal in your in your career to beat the number-one player. But what kind of goals do you have for for pool, and which ones have you already accomplished? So when the at my Cup came out, I looked at my dad, and like started tearing up because I'm like, this is huge, you know. So that when my I like possible achievable goal was to make it to the ACC. And I mean it. Challenge cup. So that what was accomplished? But now I wanna win junior world championships this here because it's my last year, and I got third place last year. So I think I could win it this year. But my all time goal is to be ranked number one in the world eventually, but it's it's far stretch. But it's that's my biggest goal. And I would imagine if you keep I mean, certainly that's a huge goal. But the ability that you've shown it's not it's not a crazy idea. What? Speaking of Atlantic Challenge Cup. You're on the team again this year. Yeah. Tell me about that event. You know, America hasn't had the best of luck in that event. No, we struggled quite a bit. But I think I think with Allison bringing training to Linden would from how much Mark is helped me in the little time that he has I'm so excited to see him in Allison take on this training camp together. Because like just with how much impact they've had on my game. I can only imagine how much impact they're going to have on everyone game. So hopefully, they get our mental game. Right. They get they get our strokes. Right. So we can play under pressure. And I know that there's a lot of younger players is here. But I think that's going to be good for the long run because then they'll be experienced, and they'll be able to like know what to expect for years to come at that make sense. The Atlantic Challenge Cup was was built based on Ma. Kony? And I understand that you're not playing with you know, thousand people in the stands cheering like soccer fans for the other team. But still can you tell us a little bit about the kind of pressure that is involved in an event where you're representing your country. It's extreme pressure. Because I remember the first year like it was yesterday. They had cameras in your face like it was super hot in the arena 'cause our TV's everywhere. It's just intense. Like, it's the most intense environment that I've experienced so when I watched the Mosconi Cup. I can only imagine what those guys are going through like at that was too much pressure. For me. I can only imagine five thousand people in the stands like I went to the Mosconi Cup last year in Vegas, and I was sitting there, and I look at my dad, I'm like, there's no way I could even make one with all these people like, you know, 'cause there's your paeans in the crowd too. So you got them. But when you you got them chanting it to it's just it's insane. So you said that really you got you got serious about pool when you got involved with the BF, can you tell us about your? With the BF and junior nationals. Yeah. Yeah. The af has like skyrocketed my entire pool career like when I first went there. I remember being like so excited to meet the black widow while I was there to have a chance to go to Poland the first year, it was just like a whole new realm of seriousness of pool, and it was so professional, you know, and now like to think that the black widows like a friend of mine, and I've been to junior world championships probably seven times, it's it's just if given the the best APPA -tunities, I think it could have ever imagined for myself like I've traveled the world because of the BF it's pretty cool, and how many titles have you one in your career with the? So I want five okay. And those were. It was I wanna say it was two thousand. Two thousand eleven to two thousand. Sixteen fair with that five years. And and the B of you're not well, not just to be the junior nationals. You're not playing for prize money. You're playing for are you planning for scholarship money as well as products? Yeah. So I have received about three to four thousand dollars scholarship from the ES, which is outstanding. That's really cool and then the rest of its product. Yeah. And like you get like Rex you get a trophy like it used to be a huge Cup. Now. It's gold medal. It's really really cool. They make you feel special when you win per sure. In this last one was the one that you played in a couple of months ago that was the last that you'll be able to play yet. All right. Well, I you know, I have to ask tell me about this. Michelle jangle. So she I don't know. Like, we've we've played it a couple times when I won it. But now she she must be putting in a ton of work because her game has gotten so much better. And she shooting sheeting real strong, like she'd beating Laurie John, you know, everybody's going crazy. Like who's she? I'm like, she's a really good player. She she deserves the recognition. She's starting to get you know, she deserved it for much longer. But now she's finally getting that recognition and she super humble, she I I wish nothing, but the best she deserves it. She's probably putting in tunnel work and for listeners who are not familiar. You must hurt twice at the at the last junior nationals. Yep. I lost who were on the side in decide. Do you see a rival reforming? I hope not. I really hope there's no rivalry. Because it's just a game is how I view it. So there's no need for rivalry. There's no need for like competition where people don't like each other's. That's not what I'm about. I'm just here to have fun. That's the whole reason I joined this game. So that's a refreshing way of looking at it. Yeah. I've got a question that you may not have thought about while. Certainly there are players your age who playing at or near the level that you play at. When it comes to players your age moving into the pro game, your kind of above your thought of as the leader of that pack is that a position that you're comfortable with.

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