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"richard cook" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"And supplies. Making it a no brainer for everybody to be business to stop selling online This cpr interesting again. You another Sign you know series. I twenty five zero to really get going ribbit. Don't usually back things that don't work out. I'm told by producer weiner at she on this one that if you shooting into the show that we're doing on the second of september over on the eleven. Fsu channel you. Hey from ball himself to talk a little bit about more about this one. And what balance richly up to keep yeah. Excellent african fintech -opay valued at two billion after four hundred million. Raise a pay raise. Four hundred million new financing led by softbank vision fund to valuing the company at two billion the round marks funds i investment in african startup. The ultimately here this is about providing services to the emerging markets and also under banked an underserved users across africa specifically in this case nigeria. But what we're seeing here is inclusion right the ability as devices become more pervasive in markets more people are using their smartphones digital access in different regions and underserved communities armies more pervasive. This will customers to pay bills Receive money And transact via their network so this exponential growth. You're seeing is probably driven from my perspective around that growth in these markets that are going to be critical in africa for growth in the region. Yeah i mean it goes without point is we. Were saying own around undeserved right. you know. it's finding those markets and being to tap in this huge opportunities in that space so All right we'll we're going to have to close out the show now but it's in as time goes on a tradition the finally show so This was quite an interesting one That was covered in loaded from places but promptly We picked up over on fine at hoggeries. Lansdowne creates confusion with ad campaign citing monzo ipo. They're having achy announced themselves which is also quite quite interesting so over the weekend investment platform hoggeries lansdowne ran an instagram ad encouraging. People to sign up for alerts for the monzo audio at the ever left people a little bit confused and some putting down to investment platforms simply trying to get clicks and new customers to sign up without actually having any solid information to go on monday social media platform. Richard cook described the ad as a little bit old and confusing. We saw them running ads similar on twitter last week and asked them to maybe stop and that they'd be hearing from us if there was anything in the first case that happened on this one haag resigns said they had was based on speculation over the last few months about whether or not monzo would make a stock market debut anytime soon. So huggers lanston doesn't know something that we don't. I'm you see interesting isn't it. Like way does brand infringement suit of going into this one because essentially using monzo as a you know a push for getting people to sign up to your account for something that may or may not happen in the future maybe it just seems like quite a spurious chain of events. Essentially i was a i went in. Nasr nazzaro sierra on this one to say. Is this something that somebody could get sued for and what. His view was pretty much. If there isn't a loss than actually is probably something that anybody could really claim for. So there's probably nothing to stop hoggeries landsdowne or anybody else running those types of ads as along is there is something that's been mentioned in the market and i actually leads to this type of speculation but i mean john it feels like a bit of an old one. Doesn't it's sort of piggybacking on somebody else's brands to try and get somebody to sign up to your product. I mean so. It's not uncommon An end to be quite frank. Like sign up for alerts on the monzo. Ipo granted you could read it. As because it says the monzo ipo that this thing is coming but it doesn't say like monzo ipo next week sign up for alerts like it's yeah there's no there's no real They're basically promising. You can sign up for alerts I see this is like marketing. Maybe not the best marketing whenever you borrowed somebody else's brand i don't i don't necessarily believe that you should spend your time talking about somebody else necessarily but you know hell we're talking about a guys. I mean and monzo. If i was sitting in i mean. Here's my here's my plea to hargraves mixed on say nerve. Ipo i mean. How bad is that like any break like. At least you got people talking about you and if you will. This is my actually. I'd be. I don't know i i i don't see the harm in it. I mean i don't necessarily think it's probably the most effective marketing. But hell it's talking. So maybe it is yam and it's not the first time that Any big oganisations as you say are being used to to sort of do uses a bit of a trojan for those things but but maybe monitoring should just see as a sonnenbatterie right. And i absolutely you know you're in the urine the consciousness enough where somebody a an organization is going to use your name to attract buyers as a x. Interesting there's there's nothing wrong that i don't know obviously differently but i i'd say let them let go when i'm gonna dig around. Let's let's go and see if i can find any information about whether hoggeries lines down had surge of account well it works and i'm sure other people copy at that point on that no better wrap up the show because i i know we will go places to be out. Thank you so much for joining us. Look i can find out a little bit more about you. And all the great stuff you guys are doing. Call them absolutely. Try to keep easy like everything else. If you wanna try ramp just gotta try. 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"richard cook" Discussed on Arrested DevOps
"Right and so we dump a lot of resources every time we we have an incident of people time and sometimes software in sometimes cloud spend to get to that incident, and so we've done all this investment in. Have we gotten the most out of that investment that we can in? So one view of incident perspectives is that it's a way of harvesting. we missed during the incident in terms of capabilities for improving our organization people, learning things that maybe they missed in the moment on things like that. I think for me. One of the interesting aspects of incident retrospectives is really just it's kind of a dynamic and organic growth out of everything operations really is you know a you start with At. The absolute base level you have responding to tickets responding to interrupts general toil work and you get up to things that page you and pages are really just very high High intensity interrupts there are just high priority interrupts through just a ticket that really has to be addressed likely right now and sometimes pages resulting in. A simple thing that only you have to respond to, and sometimes they resulted in what we generally for Jews incidents, which is generally when you have to involve many people when a group effort when it is severe enough that you WanNa, make sure you record it in some way, and then after that, you want to learn from it. And it's really just the most sophisticated end of responding to ticket A ticket is just fixing the problem and incident response is just fixing a problem but you can do so in the best possible way instead of just clicking close and move onto the next thing and the best possible way that you can do that is by ensuring you're having the proper conversations with everyone possible to learn you can't. Also in line with what he was saying about an incident being an unplanned investment. John Osborne Richard Cook also like to say that an incident is an encoded message that the system is trying to deliver to you and when you're responding to an incident, you're not trying to decode the whole message just trying to Dakota. To fix the problem to get things back to normal operations but if you don't spend time to decode the rest of the message and unpack all of the information about your system, that's there. Then you're wasting the money that you spent on that incident, you're wasting by not taking advantage of this opportunity and I think I to take that to even the next thing which is like you said. Like during the incident, you're worried about fixing the problem and I'll I'll kind of challenge that verbiage a little bit which is actually during an instant. I don't even really care about fixing the problem. What I'm trying to do is restore service rivals trying to get things working, which is what you're saying but like I. But that's beauty of of having this instant retrospective is now we can say okay. But so so those are the two things that are necessary like to do good incentive response. You have to be able to say I'm not going to go down a rabbit hole of trying to figure out what's the best thing to do right now, and how do we fix this? Should this crime job be like this and all that you're just saying, let's get things working again. So that we can span we can do whatever, and you can do that as long as you have this kind of. Socio contract within your organization that you will then take time..
"richard cook" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"EDU in their constitution one oh one class ten hours worth the price of admission I learn more watching that class actually being in that class and I did it three years the university of Virginia school of law let's go back to Richard cook for the rest of this remarkable story there was a sense of expectation in the summer of nineteen forty five among some of the Oakridge workers some workers got a heads up from their bosses something was afoot certainly it was cut you something it was toward the end of July of nineteen forty five and he was instructed to print hundreds of copies of eighteen of his photographs for press packets to be sent out to hundreds of newspapers across the country and even some foreign newspapers he printed thousands of for it had in the last few months piece together what was happening in Oakridge he went everywhere and saw almost everything he wasn't totally sure but he was mostly sure in late August of nineteen forty five he was samples of found for military photographers in Hershey man on the side this was after Japan had surrendered he was the only one allowed to develop the film imprint of photographs it took him three days armed guards were posted outside his door your entire time president Truman gave a mid day address to the nation on August sixth nineteen forty five he revealed that the United States had developed a devastating new weapon calls on the Thomas Bach.
"richard cook" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"And for a guy with ambition his side hustle as a photographer was almost a full time job on its own there were many weddings each weekend the fastest growing department at the hospital was the maternity ward if you needed photos of your first born ed was the man and when we come back we'll continue this remarkable story of a man the town in a time my goodness we all have these points in our life a pivot point where he could have gone to Alaska or stayed in Knoxville and he didn't know which was which but the choice to stay in Knoxville well it would change his life and he captured a major part of American life a fundamental part of the twentieth century the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge Tennessee and when we continue Richard cook will tell us the rest of ed Westcott story here on our American story have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Gary ray bein he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of ray buying group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paid me a job Hey any poll then inside our team members and one guy said to him and he had some asphalt on the curb over there you got to sweep that up I think I suggest a few pebbles come on I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my buddies again I can't believe I heard this I did whatever happened to go up on your job I hear guys saying this right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people they care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company like that to learn more go to rape nine dot com that's R. A. B. I. any dot com you've heard these things a lot lately best practices like washing.
"richard cook" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Dot org they're some of our favorites in nineteen thirty eight German scientists learned the power of splitting an atom and with that they gained a huge head start and what was truly the first nuclear arms race but instead of a stockpile the race was to just get it right and then maybe they could replicate the results in the town that houses the bulk of the work of the Manhattan Project Oak Ridge Tennessee there was a single photographer ed Westcott this is the story that led to the end of World War two and one man the photographed at all here's Arthur Richard cook in August of nineteen thirty four president Hindenburg of Germany died chancellor Hitler moved quickly to consolidate the office of president and chancellor and molded it into a new position as a dictator his new title was for a national referendum weeks later was approved by ninety percent of the voters meanwhile in Nashville Tennessee ed Westcott father after saving for a year twelve year old and his first camera found a used mobile lunch wagon which they renovated into a dark room family friends and neighbors could get film developed for fifty cents overall he was largely self taught he started working with portrait studios in Nashville while still a teenager there were clues in East Tennessee in September of nineteen forty two press release published in newspapers said the military was building on ammunition testing range outside of Knoxville Tennessee this partially explains the condemnation of fifty eight thousand acres by the government reports in newspapers were total wine farmers who own the land we're totally in the dark surveying crews asked permission to be on their land for a few hours in November owners found a single piece of paper attached to the screen front door announcing.
"richard cook" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Of law but let's go back to Richard cook for the rest of this remarkable story there was a sense of expectation in the summer of nineteen forty five among some of the Oakridge workers some workers got a heads up from their bosses something was afoot certainly that was cut you something was was toward the end of July of nineteen forty five and he was instructed to print hundreds of copies of eighteen of his photographs for press packets to be sent out to hundreds of newspapers across the country and even some foreign newspapers he printed thousands of photos it had in the last few months piece together what was happening in Oakridge he went everywhere and saw almost everything he wasn't totally sure but he was mostly sure in late August of nineteen forty five he was samples of found for military photographers and Hershey man on the side this was after Japan had surrendered he was the only one allowed to develop the film printed photographs it took him three days armed guards were posted outside his door door tires on president Truman gave a mid day address to the nation on August sixth nineteen forty five he revealed that the United States had developed a devastating new weapon call from the Thomas Bach.
"richard cook" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Our American stories in the story of the Manhattan Project acting of atomic weaponry and the building of a seventy five thousand person town in less than three years we continue with Richard cook the speed and scale of Oak Ridge was unlike anything the country had ever seen from the time the farmers were evicted until the day Japan's surrender is a mere thousand and twenty days this top secret installation went from cows grazing pasture land to the fifth largest city in the state and one of the largest industrial complexes in the history of mankind splitting an atom was an astonishing new energy source and it was fully realized in Oak Ridge Tennessee timing is good and bad can be a terribly random time in December of nineteen thirty eight two scientists in Germany discovered a uranium atom could be split and release a massive amount of barely eight months later Germany invaded Poland in World War two started the first perception of atomic power by the world B. during the Cold War general Dick.
"richard cook" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Thousand and for a guy with ambition his side hustle as a photographer was almost a full time job on its own there were many weddings each weekend the fastest growing department at the hospital was the maternity ward if you needed photos of your first born ed was the man when we come back we'll continue this remarkable story of a man the town at a time my goodness we all have these points in our life a pivot point where he could have gone to Alaska or stayed in Knoxville and he didn't know which was which but the choice to stay in Knoxville well it would change his life and he captured a major part of American life a fundamental part of the twentieth century the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge Tennessee and when we continue Richard cook will tell us the rest of N. Wescott story here on our American story have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Gary ray bye he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of rape by a group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paid me a job Hey and you pull then it inside our team members and one guy said to him and yet some asphalt on the curb over there you get a sweet that out but I guess it's just a few pebbles come on I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my buddies occur I can't believe I heard this I can't live I happen to go up on your job I hear guys saying this right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people that care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company.
"richard cook" Discussed on KCRW
"Eighty four degrees it's eighty eight Richard cook among at six thirty five this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish federal immigration officials arrested nearly seven hundred workers at chicken processing plants in Mississippi but you can still buy a rich history bird at your local supermarket tonight for less than ten dollars ministration officials say this kind of enforcement discourages illegal immigration the critics say just leaves undocumented workers even more vulnerable to exploitation NPR's Scott Horsley joins us now welcome to the studio Scott so after this round up what kind of penalties have the chicken companies faced none so far although authorities say that could change because this is still an open investigation this was a particular high profile operation but it's kind of typical of what we've been seeing in the trump administration last year there was a three hundred percent increase in worksite immigration investigations an even bigger increase in worksite arrest but the same time we saw no increase in the number of charges brought against employers to Jenna ways wrote a book about the food processing industry called the chain he told me this is reminiscent of high profile rated half a dozen swift meat packing plants back in two thousand six in all those cases there were work stoppages huge numbers of people swept up families divided but little to no consequences for the people who did the hiring and those plants were back up in in production in fairly short order and we're seeing signs that a Mississippi as well coke foods when the companies involved said in a statement it closed for one shift yesterday but plans to keep operating to minimize customer impact and coke also announced plans for a hiring fair in Mississippi on Monday and only the company hold said applicant should bring two forms of ID in echo has already been cited for workplace discrimination so what can you tell us about that and any other companies involved in the rates yet last year cook food which by the way is no relation the coke brothers paid nearly four million dollars to settle complaint brought by the equal employment opportunity shin Latino workers at the company's plant there in Morton Mississippi had accused the company of both racial and sexual harassment another the companies targeted any of the raids this week Pico foods had two workers suffer amputations last year that the chicken industry boast it's processing plants have been getting safer but poultry workers are still twice as likely to suffer serious injuries and six times as likely to contract workplace illness as other private sector employees Debbie Berkowitz is a former OSHA official I spoke with today she now overseas safety programs for the national employment law center the industry is totally dependent on finding workers who will not raise issues and who to a degree live in fear of the company and I'll just keep your head down and do the work and for the last thirty years that's been immigrant labor we did see after the swift raised more than a decade ago some employers did shift to hiring more refugees for example but is this week's raid suggest many of these food processing plants are still heavily dependent on undocumented workers is there a sense that these the high profile nature of these rates could change anything in this industry there's really not a lot of change on the horizon you know a quarter century ago the late journalist Tony Horwitz wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning piece in the Wall Street journal about the miserable working conditions at a chicken processing plant and Debbie Berkowitz who worked with or what's on that story told me today things really haven't changed much since then Americans really need to think about where their chicken and where their beef and where their work comes from and really demand that the industry raise labor standards but as I thought thing already the industry appears to be moving in the opposite direction the agriculture department is looking at deregulatory moves that would actually speed up processing lines in both beef and pork plants that's NPR Scott Horsley Scott thanks for your reporting you're welcome Mississippi is one of several states that require employers to use a federal program designed to stop them from hiring people in the U. S. illegally that program known as he verify let's employers check whether new hires are eligible to work in the U. S. two of the company's raided this week by immigration and customs enforcement including coke foods say they do use a verify and yet the government believes they hired hundreds of workers without legal authorization to talk about you verify and its blind spots I spoke with Matalin's of Albany she is an economist at the university of north Florida and she first explained how he verify works once the employers made an offer to a worker the workers required to supply identity documents like a passport driver's license social security number the employer fills out what's called an I. nine form if the employer has signed up with you verify the employer ensures that information into a website run by the department of homeland security the department of homeland security then checks that information the name the social security number and stuff and make sure that that name and number are valid for working in the United States it then returns a notice to the employer if it's not valid and the employer than is supposed to tell the worker and either dismiss the worker if the worker can't you have come up with valid documents or the worker who cleans up whatever's going on so explain how these Mississippi companies could say they use the verify and yet ice arrests hundreds of people working there who apparently are undocumented so the companies are definitely registered with you verify and there's no reason to believe that they didn't use it the problem is that if the worker presents valid I'd arguments that are not the workers but are instead just identity fraud so somebody presents my social security number for example absolutely and your name then they're going to get through the system is that the primary way that people slip through the cracks or other companies that are kind of complicit in helping people avoid getting identified by you verify it's hard to know I think you some cases where the employer really wants the worker and maybe is going to turn a blind eye but in other cases in the workers purchase documents that appear to be completely valid and that the system is going to just send through this agriculture generally support the system or are the shortcomings of the system something that they are okay with so about half of agricultural workers in the country are undocumented immigrants and we've seen a slow but steady shift toward using legal temporary foreign workers through what's called the H. two way program over time as it as an authorized immigration into the United States has eased and there's been fewer entries particularly from Mexico but none the less employers really are depending on having an undocumented work force and a lot of agricultural areas how well do you think the system generally works I think it's a mixed bag about half of new hires nationally are being run through the system but this new illustrates that the system has flaws there are no biometrics associated with the system so as long as there's a valid name and number there's no reason for the worker not to be approved in most of the states that have required all employers to use it there was an initial drop in the number of unauthorized immigrants living in those states Arizona is the most notable case of that Alabama was it saw a big drop when it adopted its law as well of but we don't know a whole lot at the employer level as to what's happened if you were to wave a magic wand and somehow change the system to make it more effective what do you think would have the biggest impact biometrics but it would be costly to employers to assist taxpayers to some workers as well balance of army is an economist at the university of north Florida thanks for talking with us today thank you.
"richard cook" Discussed on The McCarthy Massacre of 1983
"Of Kodiak island, Alaska this murder and mystery in the last frontier, with your host, Robin bear 'field in a land full of peril and vicious animals. Humans are the most dangerous predators of all. Welcome to murder mystery in the last frontier. I'm your host Robin bear field. And I live and work in the middle of the Kodiak, national wildlife refuge on Kodiak island in Alaska, Alaska, is land of mystery danger stunning, beauty and valuable resources over the decades fortune seekers have been drawn to Alaska in search of gold oil, this and crab. These fortune seekers are usually young men with little to lose and big dreams of becoming rich throughout Alaska's history away of crime as follow each economic boom. And in my podcast, I will tell you, these stories of crime, while share a little about the rich cultural history geography of this complex state. I call home since authorities began keeping records in nineteen eighty eight sixty thousand seven hundred people have been reported missing in Alaska. That's fine. Five people reported missing every year per one thousand residents each year, an average of two thousand two hundred and fifty people disappear in Alaska twice the national average. Some of these people are found alive and well and the remains of others are eventually discovered but many disappear without a trace most of Alaska is a vast untamed wilderness. And it draws adventures from around the world to climb the steep mountains kayak the raging rivers or simply experienced nature in his Ross form. Alaska, also, attracts dropouts, those running from the law or the responsibilities of their lives and young people trying to quote, find themselves or wishing to experience wilderness lifestyle reality rarely matches the fantasy. There's a reason. So few people live in the rugged wilderness of Alaska. Alaska is a place of extremes. The state is defined by bitterly, cold temperatures raging rivers. Harsh storms treacherous mountains, and wild predators at the top of the food chain. People who've lived a lifetime in the wilderness, respect the dangers, and no, not to take them lightly. Still sometimes even those knowledgeable about the wilderness ends perils disappear. I hope you will join me on my podcast to listen to stories of murder and mystery from the last frontier. And I wanna get started today with my first story, the McCarthy massacre of nineteen eighty three. Most Alaskans are adventurous and self sufficient individuals who can survive on their own, but are willing to lend a helping hand to others a few people, though, come to Alaska escape their problems, or to hide from the law, usually, they bring their problems with them, as I mentioned, I live in the wilderness on Kodiak island, in Alaska, where my husband and I own a remote lodge and the story, I am about to tell you reflects my worst nightmare. I live in the midst of the world's most concentrated population of huge Brown bears, but bears are not with scare me most, there are no roads or cars where I live, and no other human habitations within miles on my home. So the most frightening thing I can imagine would be to look out a window on a stormy winter night and catch the glimpse of a human shadow running across the walk a few times, hunters camping in the area, and in need of our help have knocked on our door late. Night, and while we were happy to assist them. I realized there was no one we could call for help if the visitors threatened us. The Alaska state troopers are the responsible on forcement agents outside the Kodiak city limits, but they're based in the town of Kodiak, seventy air miles from my home, and they can only respond during daylight hours because it isn't safe to fly over this mountainous island at night, we're on our own, if some psychopath, forces his way into our lives. Like the folks in the story, I'm about to tell you a plane carrying our mail supplies and groceries, stops at our dock once a week and eerily enough, our mail plane like the plane, that serviced the doomed residents McCarthy is also on Tuesday since the plane lands, and pulls up to our dock where sometimes the only people here to meet it, but anyone can get supplies mail or pay for a seat fair on this plane occasionally people, we've never met show up for the plane to wait for supplies or passengers. And we invite these strangers into our home for coffee and cookies. While they wait for the plane. Usually, these folks are nice and appreciate our hospitality. But once in a while someone makes me uncomfortable. And I breathe a sigh of relief when I see him speed away from our doc in his boat heading back towards campsite. We know nothing about these strangers, but we assume and hope they mean us. No harm. The folks McCarthy, Alaska, probably also felt safe around the neighbors and strangers who showed up to wait for their mail plane. The people who lived in the wilderness near McCarthy were bound together by the chosen lifestyle. They enjoyed their solitary lives but each week. They looked forward to gathering with their neighbors and socializing for an hour to while they waited for the mail plane to arrive everything changed on that. Fateful, day in nineteen eighty three male day would never be the same again. In nineteen eighty three lesson flow, Hagans home, in McCarthy Alaska was a gathering spot where the twenty two residents of the Kennecott McCarthy area waited for them weekly mail plane, the Heglig lived near the small airstrip where the plane landed and not only did they offer their hospitality, but even built an addition onto the front porch where they would leave uncollected mail and grocery, so nearby residents could drop by at their convenience to pick up their freight, the Hagans own the only two way radio in the area strong enough to communicate with outside world, and they relayed daily weather reports to the Federal Aviation Administration office in Cordova, the Hague house was more than just a place for the residents to sit and wait for the plane to arrive, except for the male plane pilot, the Hagans were McCarthy residents loan linked to civilization Tuesday, March first nineteen Eighty-three was male. Day. Mccarthy and Kennecott are located four miles from each other in the middle of the wrangle, Saint Elias, national park and preserve approximately one hundred twenty miles or one hundred ninety three kilometers northeast of Cordova, and two hundred and thirty miles or three hundred seventy kilometers east of Anchorage Rangel, Saint Elias encompasses area, about the size of West Virginia with four mountain ranges, converging in the park, the temperature fluctuates from fifty degrees below zero Fahrenheit, or minus, forty five point five degrees celsius in the winter to ninety degrees Fahrenheit or thirty two point two degrees celsius in the summer, the annual snowfall averages fifty two inches or one hundred and thirty two centimeters around the turn of the twentieth century, the richest concentration of copper, ever mined was discovered in the mountains above Kennecott, the town of Kennecott was developed as a place for the miners to work and live while. Mccarthy was developed as a place for the miners to play by the nineteen thirties. Most of the ore was gone, and Kennecott and McCarthy became ghost towns, the railroad track that was used to transport the ore soon fell into disrepair and became the McCarthy road, this road begins where the pavement ends and Chitra, sixty one miles or ninety eight point to claw Matrese to the west. And by nineteen eighty three the road was nearly impassable residents of the area were mostly stranded during the long winter of nineteen eighty three and they were dependent upon look forward to their Tuesday, mail play in nineteen Eighty-three McCarthy had no running water no telephones and no electricity, except for the power provided by individual generators, the independent souls, who called this remote area home had little contact with the outside world. So the weekly gathering to wait for the mail. Plane was a way to share news on February twen-. Ninety eight the night before mail day in Kennecott, four miles north of the McCarthy airstrip twenty nine year old Chris Richards played chess with his neighbor. Thirty nine year old Louis Hastings Hastings, and unemployed, computer programmer had moved to Alaska from California in nineteen eighty and had only lived in the kennicutt area for year according to Richard the evening was unremarkable. Just a friendly game between two neighbors. The following morning as Richard's cooked breakfast Hastings, again, appeared at his front door. Richard assumed Hastings was on his way to meet the mail plane. And he pushed open the door and invited Hastings in for tea riches, then turned his back to the door while he continued cooking his meal, a moment later Richards, felt something strike his right cheek shattering his glasses. He immediately ducked and the Velten object hit his head, he turned toward Hastings and saw the other man walking toward him the barrel of a pistol that. With a silencer protruding from his gloved hand ready to fire again Richards grabbed Hastings, and they began to struggle, while Richard screamed at Hastings to stop shooting Hastings, said, look, you're already dead. If you'll just quit fighting on make it easy for you Richards fumbled for a knife from the sink and stabbed Hastings in the left upper chest and the right leg Richards. Then fled the cabin into waist. Deep snow wearing only socks one slipper a t shirt, and light quarter, ROY pants, the temperature in Kennecott that morning was ten degrees, Fahrenheit, or minus seventeen point two degrees celsius, Hastings pistol jammed, and he grabbed the rifle he had stashed outside the cabin door while Hastings fired shots at him Richards fought his way three quarters of a mile or one point two kilometers up a steep hill to an unoccupied tourist lodge, where he found boots a parka and snow. Oh shoo Richard continued out the door of the lodge, but Hastings who had been following Richard's, bloody footprints thought Richards was still in the lodge. So he set the lodge on fire Richards, couldn't manage the snow shoes. So he staggered and then crawled one tenth of a mile or one hundred sixty one meters to the southwest to the cabin of Tim and Amy Nash, the Nashes were young couple who had just gotten married on Christmas day. And after a long honeymoon, they had only returned in the Kennecott area two weeks earlier Tim, and Amy bandage Richards wounds while he told them what had happened since Hastings appeared to be on his way to McCarthy where area residents would soon be gathering to meet the male plane Richards and the Nashes decided to arm themselves and head to the runway into the Heglig home to warn the others about Hastings. Meanwhile, fifty two year old Maxine Edwards left her husband at home while she crossed the froze. Kennecott river and proceeded to the Hegley house to await them. Plitt mail plane flow. Haglund fifty eight and less. Sixty four had lived in McCarthy since nineteen sixty seven and were considered the unofficial post master's by area residents. The Hegley were the heart of McCarthy and they provided a foundation for the independent loners, who called the area home if an area resident wanted to send a message to a friend or relative, or if a relative needed to contact one of the McCarthy residents with an urgent message. It was the Hegley who sent and received these communications on their side band radio. The Hegley and their home were central to the loosely..
"richard cook" Discussed on Historical Figures
"A new white Cadillac for himself. Barbara told herself Richards film distribution business must be doing extremely well. She didn't quite believe that, but she didn't really want to know the truth either at the same time Richard was making sure his criminalists. Associates didn't know anything about as family. They didn't know his full name or where he lived. They've definitely would never meet his family. This careful. Secrecy was how he stayed off the polices radar for years. The only person who would ever both see Richard kill and meet his family was filled. Sola mean, owner of the store they had become genuine friends fill in his wife, even came over to the Clint ski house for drinks on occasion. It was the first real friendship. Richard had kindled since he murdered the coming up roses two decades earlier and then in the late seventies. Richard would find another friend in a most unexpected place. Richard was sticking out a hotel in queens, working a job for the DeKalb Kanthi family. He was having trouble keeping track of his Mark. But there was someone else who kept catching his eye from his shifty eyes long, wild hair and careful movements Richard immediately recognized this man as a contract killer the way he kept popping up Richards. I thought was that he had also been assigned to kill the same Mark. But then he started to wonder if this other man had actually been sent out to kill him after several days of staking out the hotel Richard was sitting in his van tranquilizer gun at the ready when he heard the jingle of an ice cream truck approaching. It was a hot day, and he was getting thirsty. So he flagged down the Mr. softy truck as it drove by sure enough they're in the driver's seat. Was that guy by that point Richard in the Mr. song? Fifty driver had both clocked each other as killers. Richard ask him what he was doing. And the man told him use the ice cream truck to do surveillance. The truck wasn't just a front. It was fully stocked and operational. The man gave Richard a soda and they got to talking. His name was Robert prin gay. And he was as Richard later described him completely nuts. It was a former special forces soldier and his main interests even after leaving the army where explosives and murder it was as if fate had brought them together. Richard took a break from his stakeout and went back with prime gay to check out his garage, tucked in the back corner was a locker filled with guns, amunition, poisons and remote detonating grenades. He showed Richard his favourite weapon. A white spray bottle full of cyanide mixed with Di methyl sulfoxide as prime gay explained. It if the concoction was. Sprayed onto someone's skin. It would absorb and kill them. Within seconds. He demonstrated on a stray cat passing by one spray in the face, and the cat instantly killed over it was the quickest cleanest murder method. Richard had ever seen. Richard and prong gay became fast friends. They shared murder tips and tricks and even started doing jots together. Splitting the payment on one occasion. They needed to make it look like a man died much later than he actually did they brainstormed and came up with an idea. If you freeze the body it won't decompose. They store the body in a meat freezer. And when they took the body out months later, it appeared as if you'd only been dead a few days, the police never figured out the man actually had been dead for several months. By nineteen eighty it seemed like forty five year old Richard was just hitting his prime. He had a beautiful family. His career was on the way up and he'd even found a couple of good friends or so he thought over the next few years Richard would discover that the only good friend is a did friend. Thanks again for listening to kingpins. Join us next week as we explore the loose ends and fractured relationships that finally led to Richard cook. Linski a wrist in nineteen eighty six you can find kingpins as well as all of park casts.
"richard cook" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Richard brushed him off thinking he could stall him until his new enterprise turned a profit. But by August, nineteen Seventy-three after at least half a year with no repayment, Tonia guerrilla was tired of excuses. Richard was going to pay him back or die trying. Up next. We'll see how Richard's attempts to pay his debts got creative. Now back to the story. In August, nineteen Seventy-three thirty eight year old Richard cook linski was well on his way to becoming a superstar porn producer. He thought he would stay in the business for a few more years. Save up some money for his family and then retire, but ROY Demeo had other plans for him Demeo was an associate of the Gambino family who had become a partner in gorilla and Rothenberg's porn distribution business. A few years earlier Demeo had done just about nothing for the company except take a good cut of their money. But today he was called upon to deal with one debtor named Richard Kuklinski. When Richard arrived at the office, ROY Demeo asked him rather aggressively wear. Tony guerrillas money was Richard didn't know Demeo anymore than Demeo knew him. And he didn't appreciate being strong armed on his own turf. Richard told him as much then turned and left. Richard was waiting for the elevator. When he suddenly found himself surrounded by Demeo and three other guys all pointing guns right at him. Demeo beat Richard mercilessly with the butt of his pistol the other men joined in beating Richard until he was nearly unconscious as the elevator arrived Demeo gave him one partying. Warning, you come up with the money or you're dead. Richard got up cleaned up his wounds and vowed to insult that one day in retaliation for that beating he would kill ROY Demeo. But not now he'd be the first suspect for now he had to repair his reputation even better he had to become Demeo 's friend, Richard track down, ROY Demeo at his main haunt the Jimmy nine lounge in Brooklyn, Richard apologized for his behavior a few days earlier if he'd known who he was he wouldn't have been so disrespectful. And then came the business proposal Richard wanted to partner with Demeo they both had their own porn studios and their own distribution connections. And if they combine their efforts, they could make serious money together Demeo had to give it to him. This guy had nerves of steel and aside from the money, he owed a gorilla. Richard had a fine reputation within the crime world, perhaps they had just gotten off on the wrong foot. So from that day forward, Richard and ROY Demeo were in business together. In the seventies. Born was an absurdly lucrative business and the Gambino family had a lock on distribution all over the country after a few years by the mid seventies. Richard and Roy's business was booming for the first time..
"richard cook" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Talents hijacking burglary piracy arms, stealing money laundering and most notably contract killing to the police. He was known as the Ice, Man. Because one of his victims bodies was found frozen to his associates. He was simply known as big rich the Polack or the devil himself by his own estimate. Richard killed somewhere between one hundred and two hundred and fifty people both for fun and profit between nineteen forty nine and nineteen Eighty-six after decades of operating with impunity. He was finally arrested in one thousand nine hundred eighty six and convicted of six counts of murder during the two decades, he spent in prison before his death in two thousand and six Richard gave a series of interviews detailing his criminal career, although many of his. Claims check out some are impossible to either verify or disprove for the sake of this podcast will air on the side of taking Richards recollections at face value. But will note anything that seems unlikely based on the facts of A-level, we do know that while carrying on a career as a killer and crime ring leader, Richard led a double life as a friendly respected family man in suburban New Jersey as his wife Barbara put it there are two Richards. He could be generous to a fault or the meanest man on earth. It was a hot sticky morning in June nineteen Seventy-nine Richard cook linski got out of his white Cadillac outside a diner at the edge of the Hudson river the same spot where he always met ROY Demeo Demeo lead a crew of executioners for the Gambino crime family, a branch of the mafia based in New York City, the mafia was divided into multiple smaller gangs or families each in control of their own designated territory. The Gambino family was at the time one of the most powerful crime rings in the nation..
"richard cook" Discussed on Kingpins
"While the strikeforce kept their eyes locked on the empty turnpike parking lot, Richard drove back to Dumont stopped to pick up some groceries and went home. Luckily for the police force they'd assigned to detectives to circle around Richards neighborhood, keeping an eye out when they looped around at about ten o'clock, they were surprised to see Richard and his driveway carrying in groceries instead of the turnpike where the sting was supposed to be going down. They call the strikeforce with the news. All at once. Fifteen unmarked law enforcement vehicle screeched out of the rest. Stop parking lot speeding over to Dumont sirens. Wailing. They weren't going to catch Richard poisoning man, red handed, but they did have enough to arrest him for conspiracy to commit murder. Back home. Richard took his time putting away the groceries while Barbara got dressed despite the strange morning. Richard was in a pretty good mood. Barbara was feeling a little under the weather and Richard insisted. He'd take her to the doctor after they went out for some bacon, and eggs. He helped her zip upper jacket and open the door for her as they headed outside. As they started down the block and made their way down the street. Richard noticed a long line of cars gathered at the end of the road strange. But he didn't think much of it. Until the vehicle search forward in unison, Richard swerved running into the curve. Suddenly a swarm of police and federal agents jumped out and surrounded. Richard's car? One of them jumped onto the hood of the car pointing a gun right at Richard through the windshield. Detective Kane ripped open the driver's side door and pulled Richard out eight strike team members piled on top of him subduing him while Kane tried to wrestle cuffs onto his massive wrists. The deputy police chief grabbed Barbara and pushed her to the ground keeping a boot on her back while he cuffed her this through Richard into a rage. He would have gone quietly, but they had no right to hurt Barbara. It took the force of four men to slam Richard onto the hood of the car and wrestle his arms behind his back. His wrists were too thick for handcuffs detective Kane had to shackle his arms together with leg irons. The whole time. Richard kept struggling and screaming. There's no reason to involve her. She's innocent. But Richard knew it was over. He'd always wanted to go out in a blaze of glory. Shootout. He'd rather die than live to see the shame and embarrassment. His family would phase once his crimes were exposed. But it was too late for that his wife and his children were about to find out who he really was. It didn't matter what happened at the trial. Whether he was given life in prison or the death penalty humiliating. His family was already a fate worse than death. On December eighteenth nineteen eighty-seven. Richard cook linski was officially charged with nineteen felony counts, including weapons charges robbery attempted murder and the murders of Gary Smith, Danny Deppner Lewis, mass, gay, George Mela band and Paul Hoffman. When Barbara heard the list of charges against her husband. She was shocked. She knew Richard was violent. But she had no idea how deep his violence ran for a while. She thought he was being framed for the whole thing. But as she sat in the courtroom listening to Richard freely discuss murder on the tapes, Dom pulled a phone had recorded, she slowly realised exactly who she'd been married to for the past twenty five years, the Kalinski children on the other hand, we're not surprised at all. They'd always suspected their father was capable of murder. Merrick had gotten married and had a baby while Richard was in jail awaiting trial. She came to the trial with her baby in her arms on Richard's attorney's advice that it might make the jury more sympathetic. But Richard knew he didn't have a chance he told his lawyer not to bother putting up a defense. He just wanted all to be over as quickly as possible. After four weeks of testimony. The jury found Richard guilty on all counts. He would spend the rest of his life in a six by eight cell at Trenton state prison. After years of killing at the behest of the mob, the murders that finally got Richard locked up or the ones he committed of his own initiative, if he hadn't begun killing people he had a personal connection to it's possible. He never would have been caught his sloppiness and careless mistakes. Alternately led to his downfall. In the years after his arrest. Richard adjusted surprisingly well to prison he kept a positive attitude because if he let prison break his spirit that meant the police had one he was given medication for depression and anxiety which finally helped him bring his mercurial temper under control. He and Barbara, divorced. But he still wrote her letters almost every day she rarely responded outside of the prisons walls. The prolific hitman the iceman was becoming a media sensation. The public was desperate to understand. How such a cold blooded killer could have lived undetected for decades in a quiet suburb throughout the nineties and early two thousands Richard gave a series of interviews to writers documentary filmmakers and psychiatrist where he spoke with increasing candor about his life and career. In one of these videotaped interviews in two thousand one he spoke for the first time about his work for the mafia, which the police were already aware of. But didn't have enough evidence to convict him for during. The course of the interview he confessed to the murder of an NYPD detective named Peter Calabro at the behest of the mafia after the documentary, aired two detectives from the state attorney general's office showed up at Trenton state prison wondering who ordered the hit on collaborative Richard told them he talked about the hit as long as they promised him. He wouldn't get the death penalty for it. They agreed. He told them all about how he was hired to kill detective collaborative by Sammy the bull GRA von. Oh, again, beano family under boss in his defense. He swore. He didn't know collateral was a cop until after the fact but admitted that even if he did no he probably would have done it. Anyway. Richard formed an unexpected report with the two detectives and he decided to help them out by confessing to twelve other murders. He'd committed over the years, including Robert prin, gay the details were cross checked. And the New Jersey police were finally able to close the books on a dozen long unsolved cold cases in December two thousand four Richard officially pled guilty to the murder of Peter Calabro has the detectives promised. This charge added just another thirty years onto his to existing life sentences. But even though the detectives held up their bargain, Richard still may have earned himself a death sentence. After Richard's guilty plea. Sammy Grovonni was arrested for his role in collaborative murder with a trial set for the summer of two thousand six Richard was supposed to be the key witness. But he wouldn't make it to court in October two thousand five Richards held suddenly began to fail. His blood pressure dropped he developed memory loss dementia, and slurred speech and his lungs and kidneys began to fail. Doctors could find no explanation, no signs of a stroke or cancer? They eventually gave him the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. A condition that usually affects Japanese children Richard told his family. He was afraid he was being poisoned. And if he didn't make it out of the prison hospital. It was because he was murdered his family in doctors dismissed this as delusional, but some undisclosed sources told author. Anthony Bruno who wrote oh biography on Richard that Sammy Girvan oh had put out a contract to have him killed before he could testify in the collaborative case. The last time Barbara visited Richard at Saint Vincent's hospital. He told her you're such a good person. You were always such a good person. She left the room without responding on her way out of the hospital. She signed a do not resuscitate order. Days later Richards, health took a turn for the worse. The hospital called Barbara to ask if she wanted to rescind the order she said, no Richard Kuklinski died on March fifth two thousand six at the age of seventy the autopsy revealed traces of cadmium a toxic substance that can cause lung and kidney failure, regardless the forensic examiner concluded that he had died of natural causes the day. After Richard's death the charges against Sami Girvan, oh for commissioning the murder of detective Peter collaborative were dropped. When Richard Kuklinski was asked how many people he'd killed over his nearly four decade career. He put the number at definitely over one hundred possibly as high as two hundred fifty at the time of his death. Only nineteen of those murders had been definitively linked to him, and he had only been officially convicted of six the rest of those homicides will remain forever unsolved. Some of Richard's victims were dangerous, criminals or even killers themselves. But many of them were innocent men who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when he wasn't working on a sinement Richards violence was utterly senseless. Perhaps the most tragic victims were the ones Richard never killed his wife and children who lived in constant fear of his uncontrollable temper for decades. Though, Richard was ultimately the one responsible for his abuse. And crimes we have to remember the criminals are not created in a vacuum without his abusive upbringing crime, ridden environment and lack of economic opportunities. It's possible Richard cook linski would have never become a killer. When asked by author Philip Carlo how he wanted to close his story. Richard said, I was made I didn't create myself. I never chose to be this way to be in this place. Yeah. I for sure wish my life took another turn that I had an education and a good job. But none of that was in the cards for me. I am what I am. Thanks
"richard cook" Discussed on Kingpins
"Due to the graphic nature of this kingpins crimes. Listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen. It should have been a quick easy. Kill the man was staring down the barrel of Richard's gun praying and pleading please God help me over and over again, Richard could barely think it was so annoying. Please God, please he should have just shot him to shut him up. But instead he lowered the gun and told him you have half an hour to pray. If God can come down and change the circumstances. You have that time Richard sat down and waited a half hour past God didn't show up. Richard never felt guilty after a murder. He never felt anything at all. But this time for the first time in his life. He found himself regretting what he'd done. He shouldn't have let it go down like that. By the time. He got back home to suburban Dumont, New Jersey, his wife and kids were already asleep. He changed his clothes made himself a Turkey sandwich. And sat down to watch some TV he wondered to himself why he was so cold and cruel. He didn't think he could change, but he wished he could understand it. I'm Howell heart, and I'm Kate Leonard and this is kingpins on the park cast network. Every Friday, we journey inside the ranks of organized crime rings from street gangs to mafia SOS to understand how a kingpin or Queen pin rises to the top of the underworld. And why they fall as we followed the lives of infamous crime bosses will explore how money and power changed them. And how it changed the community around them. This is our first episode on Richard Kuklinski, one of the most prolific contract killers in American history this week we'll be exploring his rise from teenage murderer to world renown hitman and crime ringleader next week. We'll look at his fall from grace arrest and the impact his crimes had on the people closest to him his family. You can listen to all of park has shows on apple podcast, Stitcher. Google play cast box Spotify or your favorite podcast directory. If you enjoy the show one of the best ways to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you listen to podcasts here at park cast. We've explored the lives of a myriad of different criminals in our shows, like serial, killers, female, criminals and unsolved murders. The most sensational crimes are often committed by individuals driven by vengeance. Passion or pure sadism. But what about the criminals who don't operate alone mobs gangs and cartels, hold a special place of fascination in our culture. These groups are often glamorized in movies and TV even as their real life crimes are reviled is organized crime a gritty action packed adventure. Or is it a sense? Slips violent world responsible for horrific repercussions in cities around the globe. The answer lies somewhere in the middle each week on kingpins. We'll take a look at the leader of a different crime syndicate from places and times throughout history by understanding their stories, we hope to understand how people are drawn into organized crime. How those organizations hold onto their power. And what it takes to bring them down, the kingpins and Queen pins. We discuss are neither glorious anti heroes, nor one dimensional villains. They're real people whose real lives rivaled even the wildest crime movies. And even though we aim to empathize with their stories. We have to remember the choices they made also had devastating human costs. Now, let's dive into the life of notorious kingpin and hitman Richard cook linski. Richard Kuklinski was a man of many talents hijacking, burglary piracy arm, stealing money laundering, and most notably contract killing to the police. He was known as the Ice, Man. Because one
"richard cook" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"On your radio for those of you just tuning in today we're focused on berge nausea ryan sate with me now bursch nigerian it's be rj in a j a r i a n berge nausea the twenty eighty twenty principle and doing patriots secret weapon that creates the space for bill belichick to work and win that was easy for me to say but today on the show we're focused on burs zarin the eighty twenty rule the new england patriots secret weapon that creates the space for bill belichick bill belichick to work and win did you know that berge is bill bell checks chief of staff you recognize the new england patriots have a chief of staff and his name is burs jargon he's the only human on the planet who has spent more time with bill belichick then tom brady the owner of the patriots and even bill bill checks family that man is his name is berge nazeri and he's on the patriots with the exclusive job of making sure he handles all of the details related to bill belichick schedule interviews decision making that really don't need bill belichick his job is to sort of block out all the distractions bill check and focus on the goal which is to win ineffectual championships to win super bowls and so bill was quoted in new york times as saying berge is really important there really isn't enough time in this press conference to talk about him but what does he do well he helps them with his schedule he helps them with media requests the ups from respond to social media he helps him decide what to do what not to schedule doesn't get filled up with things that don't matter well how does this apply to you as a business owner as a business owner i would encourage anybody out there to be very self aware of where you're spending your time because you're not careful you could spend your time doing things that do not matter at all and i would argue in fact that most clients that i've coached before helping them get to a level of maximum efficiency they're spending the majority of their time doing things that don't matter and so i'm going to ask you a bunch of rhetorical questions here that are posed by the guy name of richard coke in his book the eighty twenty principle i'm gonna read an excerpt from his book i'm gonna pose to a lot of questions i would ask for you to do is to think deeply on these questions and to ask yourself these questions take no get into notebook get a notebook and take note here we go mask you questions from eighty twenty principle written by richard cook which is basically breaking on the paredo principal he writes am i living with the right person where people stop here teague at the answer am i living in the right place working in the right now that match my ideal work play the suit my.
"richard cook" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"And when i miss wait the for a whole on hold on now you're to do that and then take the underpants off when you may that's the to power most thirty point eight pounds who weighty in the dentist other gold dealings with a ribbon and you know we have done is that we've got waited like hand wraps waited wrinkle ingles i will do with with that and it's were every punches an extra pound said earlier throwing your muses the extra eight hundred punches or eight hundred pounds if you're thrown that much of an a busy day like that so i you might be able to use it to help you train a little bit the i i didn't know they had the waited ramps of seeing that like the gloves but then you wouldn't wanna punch anybody here you're not you're hidden mitze hit in the bag or some right the waited stuff uh all right gina grande comore speaking a seesaw i don't know if we talked about this yet but it happened again tmz reports that another one of seasonal the lions sons has died his father had shot and killed heights yannis ceaseless zanda he is a sixyearold in his prime he was a father himself he had several young cubs was reportedly killed by professional hunter richard cook who also killed santa's brother use season was killed two years ago and his death at the hands of american dentist walter palmer sparked international outrage zanda was found dead still wearing the electron a caller just outside the wayne gay at national park the park released a statement saying quote we can't believe that now two years since he so was killed that is oldest club a cubs zanda has met the same fate when will the lions of weighing gay national park be left to live out their years as wild born free lion's should.