32 Burst results for "Ritter"
"ritter" Discussed on WTOP
"Osborne road, and again, a chance for drawing single file past the work zones, and it is quite slow going out to the seashore this weekend. No delays on 50 out to the bay bridge. Bob in law WTO traffic. Okay, to the forecast, we have news 7 or 7 news first alert meteorologist Matt Ritter, hello Matt. Hey Hillary and it's quite warm out there, even some spots on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay got a change in wind direction, so some numbers there have shot up into the low 80s and upper 70s. And we're still waiting to get up to the near 89° at Reagan national or dulles that would tie the record for the day, not too far to go. A couple more hours of heating to go under mostly sunny skies. Highs ranging in the mid 80s to low 90s in some spots and then staying in the 70s this evening a fantastic evening on the way for a Friday evening out. And then overnight tonight we'll have partly cloudy skies. Not quite as cool as last night, but still comfortable. Those will be in the upper 50s to low 60s, and then tomorrow changes will start. The pattern will be lifting thanks to a strong cold front where no thanks to a strong cold front that's going to be on the way. We will be cloudy all day for tomorrow. So already it's going to be cooler than today. Highs will be in the mid 70s, and we'll start getting some rain bands moving in from west to east during the early to mid afternoon, could cause some significant delays during the nationals game tomorrow. And then some of that ring could have some thunderstorms as well with some gusty winds and some small hail. It will move quickly from west to east. It will be tapering off during the late evening and early tomorrow night, and then temperatures will plunge down into the upper 40s and near 50° for first things Sunday morning. And then the rest of the day, Sunday, despite some sunshine, we'll have some strong breezes and high temperatures will only be in the upper 60s, and we'll have highs in the low 60s on Monday
"ritter" Discussed on WTOP
"VIPs get up to 20% off Azalea's knockouts, all four and a half inch annuals and more Meadows farms plant a little happiness. Bob and we're TLP traffic. All right, let's head back to 7 news first alert meteorologist Matt Ritter Matt. My gosh, you're gonna be talking about records by tomorrow, right? Yeah, I think the records will be beat tomorrow because they're lower in and of themselves. They're in the upper 80s, so we should be able to beat those tomorrow. Right now though, it's still quite warm temperatures in most locations still in the 80s, except for close to the Potomac, the title Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay with a water itself is cold. It looks like some easterly winds are starting to kick in too, so a lot of the mayoral locations east of D.C. are starting to cool quicker than the rest of the area. Generally, we'll be in the 70s this evening, especially after sunset, overnight tonight, clear, cool, and comfortable. Lows will range from the low 50s in the rural areas to right around 60° inside the beltway. Tomorrow mostly sunny and then a warming up very quickly in the morning, record high temperatures or near record high temperatures in the afternoon with highs ranging from the mid 80s to the low 90s. Then heading into the weekend, the pattern will change, the storm system that's bringing a lot of severe weather to the plains in Texas right now will be our strong cold front. It will be cloudy on Saturday, temperatures won't be as warm, highs will only be in the low 70s, and it looks like a couple of hours of some soaking rain with some possible thunderstorms that will move in during the late afternoon on Saturday, and then end early on Saturday night. Behind that front on Sunday, back to April, mostly sunny, pleasant, high temperatures will only be in the upper 60s. It's 84 right now in fairfax, 73 in brookville, and it's 81 officially at Washington Reagan national. Thank you, Matt, brought to you by new lacombe design. Right now, save 50%
"ritter" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"And I had gone back, again, I don't even know what happens now, but I had to go back to network and test and then be chemistry read with the family. This was a long process. Very arduous. It was like me and one other girl, this went on and on. And it was supposedly going to be the next big thing. The most funniest pilot script all season. So we all convinced I was getting it. It was really, really killing me. I end up not getting it. And I was so soul crushed. I remember going home and I didn't even want to get out of bed. I was so depressed. And like at 16, that was the first time I truly felt a loss of a job. I'd never really cared until that point got me. And I was 16. I was like, I don't want to do this anymore like this. It really hurt me. And the next day, my agent called, who I'm still with today, of the same team, my whole amazing. I saw this. It's 15. So my agent roe, who I'm still with today, call me. She goes, there's another show that ABC has. It's called 8 simple rules, and they want to see you for it. And I was so like, I didn't want to go. And so I ended up going in an auditioning and I end up getting that pilot. And those two pilots were the only ones that Disney shot that ABC shot and of course funkhouser's never. Yeah, right. Of course, like all this meant to be crazy. And I don't know if you know this, but it was supposed to John Goodman was supposed to be the dad in 8 simple rules. I did not know. Yeah, whoever knows why he pulls out, no one knows why and we're waiting to hear. So all the kids and Katie's to go, we were all cast. And we hear John as John Goodman is pulled out. We finally hear through the great vine. There was no social media. Deadline. There was nothing to read. So we hear John Ritter joining the show. And for me, I didn't even know who that was. Right. And my parents are like, we love John Ritter, and I'm like, who is that? Like, this is so what? And I'm kind of learning no idea, and what ends up the best year of my whole life with him. I mean, I remember I was 16. I just got my license. And again, I begged my parents to let me drive myself to the table read because I was just starting to drive by myself. So they let me, and I drove by myself to the table read, and because the character was so sexy, I thought, okay, I should probably dress like the way I got it, right? So I had these ridiculous outfit on. And I'm sitting at the table read and John has not arrived everyone's waiting and in comes John larger than life. He's saying hi to everybody and I'm like so excited, nurse to meet him. And he walks over and I'm sitting in the chair and I'm like, hi, and he goes, he looks at me, doesn't say one thing, takes his jacket off, puts it over me and never dressed like that again. And goes and sits down. And I was dying in that moment. He was like a dad to me. Yeah, yeah. It was the best.
Curtis Sliwa Washes Eric Adams During NYC Mayoral Debate
"But we're talking about what happened at the debate between Eric Adams elite Eric Adams and Curtis Lee with a founder of the guardian angels my colleague from WABC where we both used to be on the air And what I find remarkable about this is that Curtis just hit him with one truth bomb after another in this debate And Eric Adams just stood there literally like a stuffed suit If you get a chance to try to see the video you'll see them there just grinning and grimacing I don't have to answer you I'll never get him Anyway so Eric Adams took a verbal beat down from my guy Curtis and I want you to listen to this Firing civil servant this Friday Hero police officers firefighters sanitation workers healthcare workers who have already been told either vaccinated or you're fired This Friday it is a disgrace You're gonna end each mandate And when I'm mayor I'm hiring them all back and I'm giving them back pay This is a violation of their rights Get vaccinated more importantly if you can't Then you should Let's absolutely should Mister people get tested once a week Yeah these guys this Bill Ritter and the rest of these moderates they really it's like they go to school to practice how to be like Merrick Garland mister sleep Mister slee what you're taking an extra 8 seconds Come on man Toughen up
"ritter" Discussed on The Money Advantage Podcast
"And you are accelerating that ability to accomplish time in money freedom faster so i would also invite you to book a call on our advisor. Calendar if you want to hear more about how to do that as a big picture process and then certainly also we would love to invite you to check out. Kent ritter dot com. We'll make sure that your website is in our show notes as well when this goes live on the podcast channels. But thank you for joining us today. For this insightful conversation and Is there anything that you wanted to share in closing. Closing is just going back to being an investor i is you've got you've got to be diversified and you've gotta find you've got to take control of your financial future and i think it sounds like you guys are helping people do that and i think that's fantastic. I think you can't just outsource stuff because it sounds complicated. Because if you do you're not gonna you're not gonna get the returns that are going to get you to a comfortable place retirements. You've gotta go out and find those alternatives That i don't know about but but offer two three four x returns that most people are used to to their conventional investment vehicle. So i think my message people who just take control of it and take the time to understand it excellent excellent. Thank you for sharing that today. Bruises or anything that you wanted to share as we wrap up today he catch used the word control you know over and over and over and that's what we we preach all the time also and it's the kind of analysis we talk about this all time. It's really about cash flow. It's nice to get appreciation and right now in the in the alternative investment world because of inflated asset prices. You're getting that but it's really about cash flow in all it's it's line. Algae here would be saying you know if you had like this huge dump truck which would represent a pile of money but the dump truck only moves at a like two or three miles per hour or you had a very smaller car but you could drive it anywhere you want. You'd probably drive the smaller car. Even though the smaller car is doesn't have this big net worth you can get a do whatever you want. It's the same way with investing. You really don't care how big the the pile of money as what you really care about. It's the cash full that's coming off of it and that is a concept that people don't think about enough there are always just trying to grow their big pile of money and not how we're actually going to get cash off of it. In real estate does an excellent job of getting tax efficient casual absolutely should yes and i will just reiterate what bruce just said. Pay attention to that. Pay attention to the cash flow because ultimately when you get that net worth you're going to turn that into cash flow anyways can make that functional in your life and so we want to help you think about the experience of your money. Not just the.
"ritter" Discussed on The Money Advantage Podcast
"You can reach like seventy five percent of the us within a day's drive from indianapolis east and so we. We were benefiting from this We're benefiting from jus- general stability. I mean the midwest is known for being a very stable place to invest We've got higher. Cash flows than if you're investing in those hotter markets because our cap rates are relatively higher. What that means is you're buying it a relatively better value. Severe cash will invest. You're gonna get better cash flow and we're still like i said i describe seeing incredible appreciation at the level of thirty percent in over nine months. So i think there's a lot of positives in the midwest the midwest is just stoically been kind of overlooked. You hear a lot of the news about people moving to the sun bell and moving to other places like to me. That's okay. I prefer people continue to compete down those markets and disdain our little pocket up here love it love it. You also really talk about kind of the benefit or advantage of buying smaller properties versus or. Maybe it's the advantage over buying smaller properties of. Can you talk about that. Sure it looks. Small is relative so small to me is like anything under one hundred fifty units today so a lot of the properties that we've been buying And really leveraging our local relationships to go direct to seller or long-term broker relationships in some of the more local folks and again avoid the competition go directly to the source are your thirty fifty seventy unit properties Where their long term. You know mom and pop style owners right where we know. There's a clear value add Where we can come in. And we know they're under market rent immediately bring them up to market and we know there's a clear value prop there and so we've had a lot of success in these types of properties Because those are properties that the larger players mentioned the reads and everybody else. They're not going after because they all play in the two hundred unit plus space which again increases the competition that two hundred plus space so we found nice pocket below. That were again. We're clearing the of that competition. We can be a very competitive buyer. Because i'd say were were more sophisticated than the groups that are maybe ha- had ten units and now they're trying to get their first fifty or something right. We've got a solid track record and we can be very compelling buyer than environment versus again competing with the larger institutions in the world so that pocket about thirty to one hundred fifty units We've seen better value profiles or better return profiles on those investments in soviet. We've we've got this kind of sweet spot where can hear it's excellent. Well let our listeners. Now if they did reach out to you for more information if they were interested in finding out more about the investments that you have With hudson investing how can they connect with you and do they need to be an accredited investor. Yeah good question so You could reach can't redder dot com. You.
"ritter" Discussed on The Money Advantage Podcast
"Young people are really really liking the kind of build a community within the community he added. That's exactly right. I mean there's You know and then you have. You have that group of people you all. I mean you also have the folks go just been priced out of the current housing market. Where you know housing prices have gone up so much. It's so competitive that there's a lot of people that are just saying you know what i'm going to wait and we're seeing that overall we're seeing people rent for longer than ever before. We're also seeing from a demographic standpoint resting baby boomers downsize from their four thousand six thousand square foot houses down into apartments. Get rid of mowing the lawn. Get rid of you. Know taking care of everything and And retire n es now through empty nesters. So we're seeing these two of the largest groups that have ever existed. Come come into rentals. And i think because of that If you wanna look at as i look at countries like germany or you have seventy people in the country of renters and and they have interest rates have been close to zero forever so so a three percent cap rate is a very common thing there and i think that's where the us continues the trend. I think we moved from being a nation where it's sixty percents are. So folks are renters. I think that continues to increase. And i think we continue to see Again asset prices go up because Because of the interest rates being so and i think we continue to see the cap rates compress. And so like i said. I think it's a it's a good time for just a lot of factors going on converge to make this a good space to be. This is really interesting. can you speak. I was going to ask you about the current market. You kind of already covered that but specifically are you looking to hold long. Are you looking for a certain length of time for appreciation to be able to flip that and are you selling to other investors. Are you selling to big like reits and then really. What's your timetable looking like that. You're trying to hold the property now. Yeah good question so. Our timetable has actually so so. We don't hold. Long-term our goal is to maximize return for the investors. And and you do that by holding for for ten years. The sweet spot that we found is somewhere around that five year mark and really because of where the market is We've been compressed thing that time to really more like three years so we're doing a lot of three year targeted holds now Especially on smaller properties where we know we can come in. We can affect change very quickly and implement the business plan and get in and get out and sell into this this hyper competitive seller's market right. I mean why not take advantage of market conditions that were in You know. I think that's part of part of my business plan. Is you have to be agile to adjust to To what the market conditions are. And i think it would be. It would behoove our industrial to say no where we said..
"ritter" Discussed on The Money Advantage Podcast
"And then you're you're investing with them and so trusting them with your money. Your money is going in with a pool into a pool of with others. And were taken that equity and going out and purchasing the property really using it for the down payment and then for the renovation costs for that property and then as part of that even as a passenger investor urine owner of that property and you're able to receive your distributions from the prophets Of the company of the property and it also you know you share in the appreciation at the time of sale. And so really. What are what our strategy is or what a lot of what a lotta syndicator strategy is is. If it's a value add strategy the easiest way. I can describe it to people as like it's like what you see. Hdtv riot when people are fixing up a home. We're just doing it for one hundred. Two hundred units at a time But essentially the process is the same. We're acquiring the property. We have a clear plan on how we can how we can add value and how we can increase really focused on increasing the incoming that property because as we increased the income that property we increase the value of the property. And so were buying the property. We're putting under professional management or renovating the units and the exteriors were adding amenities and there were broadening. That property from anywhere from three to five years in we're kicking off the cash flow back to the investors of their share the profits and then at the end of that we we sell the property and then everybody shares in the appreciation. And you get your your capital gains Through that so So that's really kind of started out passive investing with others. And then as i build up my knowledge and my experience I began to to actively to my own deals a now. That's what i do. Is i go out and have a team that finds apartment and so we acquire him..
"ritter" Discussed on The Money Advantage Podcast
"So you can thrive all right good morning and welcome back to the money and vintage podcast. This is rachel. Marshall and bruce wehner and we are interviewing kent ritter today about how to make good investing decisions. So kent. Welcome to the show. Hey rachel inverse. Thanks for having me guys excited to be here today. Excellent will thank you so much and just wanted to give a quick introduction to the podcast today. So if you're in a position where you're saying. I really want to make better investing decisions. We're talking with kent ritter. He's a fulltime real estate investor. An operator of hudson investing and today. We're talking really about scaling diversifying. Your real estate portfolio and wherever the conversation may lead in the next thirty minutes. So we're excited to have you tune in if you really want to expand your investing perspective. Now bruce before we get started. Is there anything you would like to share at the front of this episode today. Well i think this is just you know we don't. We don't endorse Can't endorse us any kind of strategy ourselves but we do. Is we bring on these excellent people that have their own their own resources in their own businesses to give you an idea that there's other things out there that you can do besides stocks bonds and mutual funds and although we can endorse some directly. I think you can make up your own decision. And we we do bring on some quality people so i hope you enjoy the podcasts. Absolutely thank you. Bruce and i reiterate that as well and so without further. Do n't thank you so much for joining us for the show today. Yeah awesome. God be here guys. Can you tell us a little bit about how you got started in the multifamily investing space. Take us back to. What got you into real estate in the first place. Happy to do that. So if we go back to two thousand fifteen. I was was a partner in business. We had We started two thousand ten. We had grown it over about six years. It was a boutique management consulting firm. We got into about ninety five employees and thirty million in revenue and then decided to into doesn't fifty news right time to exit so at the end to doesn't fifteen. We sold the business. And i had so i had this capital from selling the business and obviously didn't really know Where to put that capital. I knew i didn't want to have it all in the stock market. I didn't want all my eggs in one basket.
"ritter" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"Should feel empowered to be accountable. So that means that. When i walk into the office or when i open my computer to start my workday if i'm thinking negatively about my job of course going to have a negative experience so the first part is what's my mindset. What meaning do i perceive from my work. And what value do i do. I take from it. Because if i'm going in and thinking that it's worthless it's going to be worthless i don't know about you but when i reflect back on my career what i thought i was going to do. Isn't what i'm doing. Even if i was intentional towards it because you end up meeting people you develop certain skills in those lead to something else so you can learn. You're really good at something. Learned that you don't like something so if you're going into each and every single day without the intention to take something from it you're gonna take nothing and if anything you made us take negativity which ends up just draining other areas of your life as well So it's this idea of showing up developing career capital and then. We haven't even gotten to crafting your work towards what you actually want it to be. But i think and i think that's another component we can get into but i think the first ones are this idea. That you're responsible and accountable. You should feel empowered to change your job to what you needed to be. Need to show up to make the most of it. I'm going to summarize some of the things. I take away from that. In just that point you made ultimately. That's that's what a good boss wants out of you to you. Know good boss wants you to come to you know. Look i'm not that great in this. But i see this other opportunity. I think i can really make an impact in this area and most bosses are like they look at people and then going up. You'd never gonna come out with any idea..
"ritter" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"One day minded I walked into work. I could walk into my job. There's a lot of really good things about the job. Itself actually was creating a positive social impact. Great people pretty positive leaders at special growth opportunities. I had my own personal leadership coach. It was wonderful and on paper but in my mind it was. It was walking into work in it looked up had the star cloud over my ad and i realized that everyone else that i was walking by dark lower their own. They all have. These sunken look sunken eyes. They were dragging their feet Everyone feel this way is this. Is this how we're supposed to work in. Live our life in it hit me. No it doesn't have to be this way. I was allowing this to happen for a variety of reasons and this is leading into the worst investment. Ever that i'd like to get you wanna pause for a second sailing. Should i go into it. You wait for a second. Do you want to go into more go. I think that's a great setup. Think everybody a lot of people feel that you know feeling in that all there is. Is this supposed to be doing. You know chide love that. And it was so strange. Because what i didn't share yet at this point was is when i was in that period of life where i'd get jobs and they get cancelled and it was kinda wandering making money working odd jobs. Someone came up to me. Because i was very into the personal development base. At that time. I was growing myself so for five six years. Prior to that i read everything i could find in the field of personal development. I put myself in uncomfortable situations. I took that analytical mind switched it off and just was present erin put myself really just really challenged myself to grow and be social and learn like really just the skill sets of interpersonal dynamics and this person dot means that i know what you're doing you're great at you need to meet my boss and i ended up getting hired to be a part time coach.
"ritter" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"I'm gonna join the community right now. Gimme like thirty more seconds. The island automatically get you all that value. So i'm going to take a minute and introduce you to the audience. So dr benjamin. Ritter is a leadership and career coach values geek regional learning manager for young presidents organization why peo- national speaker podcast officer mentor and his passionate about guiding others in finding creating and sustaining a career. They love from empowering young professionals to get unstuck the guiding senior leadership on how to stand out from the competition and develop executive presence. Ben is an expert in his field and will guide you toward truly living for.
"ritter" Discussed on WTOP
"Ritter. We just love the way this day is starting off. Yes, a nice day out there, and it's gonna stay nice all day today. Not as hot as yesterday. Still warm, little above average, but pleasant. Hi. Nice and comfortable, and mostly to partly sunny highs will be in the upper seventies to low eighties overnight Tonight Partly cloudy cool, uncomfortable lows in the upper fifties suburbs, low sixties in the cities and partly sunny for tomorrow, the heat will be back and this time with a little more humidity that could lead to an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon highs in the upper eighties, too, near 90 increasing clouds on Sunday hot in heaven. Eisen load mid eighties. A few scattered showers and thunderstorms possible towards the evening as a cold front use of the area behind that front on Monday. Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler and more seasonable highs and loaded it seventies 54 degrees right now in Germantown, 62. Burke and 60 in southeast D. C. Okay. Matt 7 51 President. Biden will welcome South Korean President Moon Jae in to the White House today. The two will reportedly discuss a long held goal of the two nations. A complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, something Past administrations have failed to achieve the Trump Administration Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of a CNN reporter is part of an apparent leak investigation. CNN says the department told it's Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr that it had obtained her phone number and email records covering a two month period in 2017. CNN says it strongly condemns the secret collection of any aspect of a journalist correspondence. Now. The revelation comes two weeks after The Washington Post disclosed that the department last year obtained phone records of three current and former journalists. The department says that the goal of the investigation wasn't to prosecute reporters. But to track down the leaks. It says it was targeting people with access to national defense information who provided it to the media.
"ritter" Discussed on EDMlivesets & Podcasts
MLB moves All-Star Game over Georgia voting law
"Overhaul, says ABC is Erich Ritter. Ski Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said relocating the All Star game in the MLB draft is the best way to demonstrate the game's values. And he said fair access to voting continues to have our games unwavering support Man for did not immediately announce a new host city President Biden this week offered his strong support for moving the All Star game from Atlanta after Georgia and acted a voting law that critics say unfairly limits access to the ballot box. Specially for people of color Governor Brian Camp accuse Major league baseball of caving to the cancel culture. You're listening. To ABC News thistles, Your
Minnesota left Columbus, Ohio, with a 83-59 loss Sunday, falling to the Ohio State Buckeyes
"By a score of 4 to 1. Older go for women while they were stunned by Ohio State, losing to the Buckeyes at Ritter Arena, by a score of 2 to 1 in the Gulf for women were out shot. 38 to 22 did not score their lone goal until there were 51 seconds left. In the game. Oh,
"ritter" Discussed on WTOP
"Caution. You're gonna have a mix. Mixed bag throughout this morning as the roadways are slowly getting coded and hearing from our friends in southern Maryland, where they're supposed to be just rain listener said he's in bailout in and has some snow flakes wanted Matt Ritter to know that by big flakes, maybe passing through nothing sticking so far 301 if we get to the Beltway on the Prince George's County side earlier crash that was interlude passing joint base, Andrews that is officially gone. Roadways on the Maryland side, Looking better? Nothing on 95 from the capital Beltway. Through the Baltimore Beltway, however, listener was calling about the big flakes of snow passing through there, in most of our camera shot, seeing a lot of wet pavement. Bottom line, Not a lot of cars out, So when it does start to stick, it will stick well. And if you see something can tell us what you're seeing on your commute called the W T o P Traffic center 866304. W T O p Married to pump the W T o P TRAFFIC Storm Team four meteorologist Matt Ritter, What's going on outside today? The atmosphere is cooling down, John, We're seeing more more reports of the rain changing over to West. Oh, right now, the NASA is now reporting some snow Stafford Fredericksburg reporting some snow, the airports there. Warrant in Culpeper s O. The rain Snow line is working its way from the west to the east, and if you're still getting of that cold rain, he'll be seeing warm or big, wet snowflakes mixing in than changing over to plane. Of playing a snow over the course of the next hour or two at this, so the process of cooling the atmosphere down is continuing at the same time. It's a race against time as the storm system is moving up the mountains heading towards the coast very quickly, and this is all out of here by early afternoon, So it's gonna be another one of those situations where we're dealing with the rate of accumulation versus the rate of melting because not everything, not every snowflake that makes it to the ground is going to stay snow. It's gonna melt, too. We're looking at a net accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Very wet, very slushy, compacted snow. By the time this all wraps up and temperatures will be staying into 30, some of us are about 5 to 10 degrees cooler that we were just a couple of hours ago when the storm really started as that rain now will be getting some more melting of the snow on the ground late this afternoon into this evening, also live in the drying out and then temperatures will plummet overnight tonight. So we're gonna have a significant re freeze late tonight and early tomorrow morning as tonight's lows will be the upper teens to the mid twenties, so the wintry impact will continue. You into Monday morning's rush the rest of the day tomorrow be just mostly sunny and cold Highs will be in the low to mid thirties, and we'll take a look. A Tuesday and Wednesday coming up in the next weather on the eights, All right, Thanks a lot, Matt. Right now We've got 36 degrees in Annandale. We have 37 in college Park. It's 35 here at W. T. O P brought you by long fence 20% off savings on fences, decks and papers going along fans dot com and scheduled a free estimate today. 7 12, but it's not what you need on a cold morning, But we're learning about some power outages around the D. C area, Fairfax County Seeing around 1500 customers in the dark this morning, Montgomery County nearly 3600 power outages. Not clear what's.
"ritter" Discussed on WTOP
"Need to be out in about give yourself extra time. Lot of caution. Be sure to have your lights on to be seen for safety 95. We're hearing from listeners in Virginia Farther south and the Stafford County a lot more snow and a lot less treatment, and some trips just can't wait. That's why Northern Virginia's transit providers air here to get you where you need to go. Visit an override Stott ord to plan your safe and healthy trip. Married to pump the W T o P traffic. Let's get more now from storm Team four's Matt Ritter. Winter storm warnings today. Snow heavy it signs accumulation is a four inches to eight inches. Generally throughout the listening area, Slightly higher north and west of D C mix again was sleet and freezing rain and plain rain this evening and overnight Tonight near D. C and points South and east. Temperatures will hold steady in the upper twenties and low thirties today and tonight some minor additional accumulations late tonight and during the day tomorrow. As the light wintry mix changes back to also know moderate times, especially north of D. C. Tomorrow's highs will be in the low to mid thirties. I missed Ornstein four. Meteorologist Matt Ritter. One pocket of heavy snow has just moved through Glen Burnie. Another pocket is near Ashburn right now, where 31 at Tysons Corner, 34 Crofton and 31 eyed Lawn Fountain Plaza. This'll is w t o p your source for today's top news, traffic and weather always connected and constantly updated. W T o p. Never miss a moment telling you t O p s top news is brought to you by van Meter homes. Find a home. That's right for you at Van Meter Homes calm. Good morning. I'm John Aaron. Luke. Luke. It is our producer coming up on w t o p your weather alert station. We continue to track the region's first significant snowfall in a couple of years. No sledding a lot. Out on the U. S Capitol grounds. Today I'm John Dome and President Trump loses several impeachment lawyers ahead of his trial. It's a 31..
"ritter" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"And veto because if virginians automatic knives than virginian shouldn't sell automatic knives to anyone else near forty four states. Where the perfectly legal though. Yeah that's what he say. Yeah that's exactly what he's had except he was in political hot water at the time he didn't want to Make anything that that may have had any optics that may have gone against him even his staff. That's interesting even with staff recommended It's appalling to me and you know it's very cowardly that was that was a political decision on his part having nothing to do with your hard work or the logic behind your argument you know it costs. The state jobs in the course of the state is insane but he is no friend of freedom. Perry yeah and that that's not the only example but will stop right there So where are the real trouble spots in the united states. If you're if you're a knife lover and you find yourself living here. Where are you really where. Where is your fight the most uphill well certainly I'd have to say the worst state in the country new jersey If only because it has very strict restrictions on knives and they are all felony. So if you violate new jersey's knife laws you are committing a felony. That is the only state in the nation where violations are held. And you know there are other states where it's difficult Massachusetts new mexico. You know cal- california isn't nearly as bad as some people think And certainly better than new jersey or new york in many respects You can carry grabbing night now in new york but you can't carry an automatic unless you're fishing or hunting That's when it's the most handy clearly hat if you're looking for rationality you're not gonna find that anywhere. They are irrational. They you know. They are historically irrational Are acronyms their hysterically. Ah there they seem to be seems to be legislation of emotion frequently. Like knives freak me out. They should freak you out too so we have a lot of that politics and again you have to go back to worthies nine. Were these laws. I came from now. The the first round of knife restrictions came after the civil war. They made sure lasca known guns. So black started carrying big knives. You know what we call a booby knife. Our caring daggers and so they came up with restrictions on that and then we have the fifties when hollywood just scared the crap out of hosts with juvenile. Yeah with with evil switchblades which was never really a problem But we were stuck with federal way to act and with restrictions on switch planes in twenty three states. Warned are now. We're up to forty four states. Read this us. Which way i are mac. Life To one degree or another Thirty two or thirty three states where you can carry it Twenty two point three six our carry zeal. So we're making big progress It's not getting easier. I mean the low hanging fruit is our pick right but You know we'll see last year was difficult last year. Is that west. virginia. Lifelock reaction done Got ohio gun. ignorant sign. This year was passed last year But coleridge shut down the legislatures Pretty much this year. We've got you know a bunch of bills already. In the hopper south carolina lifelock ramzan texas location restricted knife law reform. Fine finish off texas make taxes as good as the texans. We've got a bill. Strengthening nighthawk reaction in hampshire was third statement. We pass a nice law. Preemption and i switch way ban in the nation Trying again in washington state through ill their spring and spring blade. What's that that that that's what they call. Which does that include. A like a kershaw speed. Save for whenever because we fixed that back in two thousand well. Right assistant openers Our legal since two thousand twelve. Now we're trying to get on. Mac knives their legal to bill in washington safety sal out of russian state there are now legal. Were for our our first responders to carry in washington. We did all that back in two thousand and working arduously since then gets persuade then Reformed that repeal has passed the senate Two years in a row And just passed. House could get a vote either last year of the year before. So now we're trying again this year you don't give up and that's arden's success. Just give up. i think. Probably many Nice lovers are like me you kind of get wrapped up in your collection and you get wrapped up in carrying your knives and forget. Maybe you forget that this is actually serious business and if for whatever reason you run into a police officer on a bad day or whatever your carrying that knife could end up being a real problem do you have any stories of of real egregious overreach. I remember hearing about about Police officers in new york city seeing the outline of like a swiss army knife in someone's pocket and you know and pension them for that Any stories like that does that stuff really happened. Yes it does really happened in new york. It was it was terrible. I mean New york city still has On the books their administrative law that makes it illegal to carry a night that is not a hundred percent conceal and you know back before we got raw changed last year To get rid of their gravity knife a law any night that they could risk flit by risk slick. I mean full-body couple trying ten times Almost any night to be wrestling opened by their by by the way that they did it. you're going to get arrested and that wasn't just violation. That was a misdemeanor.
"ritter" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"Welcome to episode one eighty four of the night junkie podcast. I'm your host bob demarco. Today we're speaking with none other than doug ritter from his legendary knives. Neat crypto billion. The reader gripped leeann. And then now reborn as a hogue. Nice and Well it's been through a series of great evolutions. That's the irs k. Mark one you know doug ritter for that but you also know him because he's been fighting for our rights are knife rights for over ten years now and changing laws state by state and we do. Oh him aggressive data to a debt of gratitude if you are carrying a knife in your pocket today and walking around as a free person with a knife pocket quite likely you have doug to to thank so. I'm going to bring him on in a minute. We've had him on the show a couple of other times we like to bring them back to get Update on what's going on in the knife laws throughout the states and Well before we get to that. Let me just urge you to go tonight. Rates dot org. Check out what they're all about. They have a great annual fundraising campaign. called the ultimate steel. And you stand to win any number of great knives just from donating and keeping the 'cause going so i urge you to go over to a knife rates dot org and check check out with. They're all about the get upside app. Is your way to get cash back on your gas purchases. Get upside is an app. You put on your smartphone and whenever you need to get gas search your area for savings claim your discount fill up your tank and then take a picture of the receipt with your car. And that's it you've just got cash back. Visit the knife. Junkie dot com slash. Save on gas to get the app and start saving again. The knife junkie dot com slash. Save on gas doug. We'll come back to the knife junkie. Podcast they always blazer. It's a it's great to see you great to have you back. It's great to actually see you on the show instead of just talking to you over a phone line so I gave you a little bit of a set-up there But for people who may be haven't listened to the didn't listen to the very first podcast. Give us a history of how you got into knives in the first place you. You came onto my radar. I for your folding knives and for your survival knives and then i've learned so much more since. That's tell us how you got into this. I mean like a lot of the folks listening near. I always ferried denies harvey since i was a child back when you could carry knives to school and now later in life i got involved in As as a journalist in aviation survival evasion marines rival Obviously a knife is a key. Survival tool i started equipped to survive on the web back before earning when really knew what the internet was It was is still sort of consumer reports for survival gear. And you know. At at a certain point i got tired of telling people that This is the night you should get. But and there was a but at the end of her and I n Less they asses are founder. Bench made had been friends for a long time on. We got to talking. And then chilly out of all that came when it's known as the grip or the original rs k. mart on and then the mini ours k. Mark one and then other nice from there and then bryan twenty sixteen and stayed in. I split. And i went with hogue. And we have the s. k. mart one generation to g too many g to which tweaking disgusts. You're pretty short of that. We just introduced last week are played our cake. Mark three g to okay. We are most definitely gonna get to that and also variations on this amazing knife. This was my adc today in preparation for our conversation. I have a little different clip on there but What tackler knife this is. I'll tell you thank you. We designed it so that if you don't like our clip you can put a custom for emerson. Clip is a standard through your clip. We didn't want anything proprietor. Yeah i mean. That's one of the i do you know. People like to make their knives their own. And that's one of the things. I'll i frequently. We'll do especially when i see that. Come in three hole pattern. That'll fit the mench maids in the emerson's and such but you said i just want to back up a little. You said you were getting tired of telling people this is the knife you should get. But what were the common butts that you would mention when you would recommend l. It was too expensive or the steel was just so so or didn't love the blade shape it was certainly adequate so there was always this And you know when. I started with the r's mark one We had mendez difficulty convincing anyone that You could sell a cream. Steel in an expense panel and the group chilean Was a inexpensive plastic handle night and bench may basically said less. Said what if you wanna do. It will sell them to you. But i don't think they're gonna sell and we were the first one taking at the time Cpms thirty eight the premium steel at the time. And put it in and our formal handle so that you could buy a knife re premium steel and a solid handle and great access slot Core hundred and twenty five bucks. I mean that was unheard of that. And now of course you see. End steals and inexpensive bribes Inexpensive handles all the time but we were the first home. You sorry. Trent so with the blade. How did you. I know that you wanted to optimize the cutting you wanted to change you to make a blade that was optimal for all sorts of survival tasks. So how did you. What went into designing the blade. And where did you come up with. Well so i had been a fan of. Chris rees benza. For a long time on act. That was the first high in night. I are got are literally saved up lunch money. I until i can afford it. And so i looked at waging The drop point wage I wanted to be a little bit. more robust chris uses a hollow grind. I went with a flat grind very high flat grind which gave us really good geometry a fair fairly then but still robust of behind the edge and it's proven to be very successful. People love it arm. It still has excellent slice ability. But it's awesome bus solid way. That will stand up the kind of use that you can find yourself Not too many of them actually get used in survival situations but they've gone to war in the middle east. They gone been used by in to people out of cars. It's a knife that will it's a knife. you can bet your life on. Yeah no doubt. And i have to say Without really Revealing any.
Best Of Reputation, Reviews, Recommendations & Referrals with Mark S.A. Smith
"Welcome Mark sa Smith back for the third time and I do believe that essay stands for super awesome. Is that correct or something? The adapter smart-ass depending on how you doing. Actually it actually stands for Steven antin with a name like Smith, you know, you need to have extra names and for me, it's my brand. Right, right. You're Brian Bacon off of the three big I Delight to be with you and I love our conversations and I'm honored to be a three-peat with you. And let's Dive Right In cuz we've got some hot stuff off and only yeah, we do. So as I was telling you in the precursor and earlier this week, I did a podcast and blog on managing your reputation. And today I gave a presentation about managing your reputation. So what I wanted to talk to you about because I mean you work in the the corporate world. I mean you're in the big you're in the big pond and you know, damn fortune five hundred companies. Yeah. Yeah. So you're playing with some big fish and we talked about I mean the two things that we did before was managing disruption. And then how do you catch a whale so yep Working with these whales the question that you know, we're going to get into today is about getting reviews in managing your reputation. So let's let's start off by talking about wage. You know, how do you get people to give good reviews? What's your what's your process or what your thoughts on that? I love this. Well, I want to frame this up just a little bit. You know, I'm a small business doing business with big business and that has benefits and has distractions and attractions, you know, the benefit is that the checks tend to be large the distractions is that as you pointed out constipation compensation constipation. They tend to be slow payers. So you just have to manage all that and that said today we are all driven by reviews. So consider this listener a.m. The last time you bought something from Amazon that you had never bought before without checking out the reviews. How about you Brian? I'm just joined Amazon Prime this year and I can honestly say yo, Coolest thing ever you get something delivered on a Sunday. But hey always check the reviews. I mean, that's every time it's price and reviews. Those are the two most important things to me and you know, we look for a couple thoughts and reviews number one is we look for you know, how many five-star reviews and we look for people that are having genuine problems. And for me. I also look for the negative reviews because I want to find out what kind of problems people have so I can say no that's not a true problem or I don't expect that problem or or to say, you know that I appreciate that Insight. I think I'm going to choose something else. I'm sure it's the same for you know, absolutely. Yeah. I mean that's you know, I'll definitely look at the negative reviews and if it's if it's something, you know, if there's enough of the same thing that's usually because there's always a troll or somebody out there that's going to be something negative cuz they just were not happy that day, you know competitors do it all the time competitors frequently troll products and so in the world of Amazon you look for a job. Flight purchased it they really buy it if they didn't really bite. Forget it. I'm going to ignore that. So the point that is that we do we're we become we become a review page driven society and the second example of that is Yelp know when do we go to restaurants without reviewing them on Yelp or without having somebody say, oh, you gotta go try it out right now with have to have reviews and it's built into our DNA now. So with that it means that we have to collect reviews we have to ask for reviews. We have to post reviews we have to manage reviews and the best way to do that is to actively ask for them. So, how do you go about it getting reviews Brian see now? This is a place where I disagree with you because when you ask for a review page, you ask for a testimonial what most people say they say, yeah sure. No problem. I'll get through and then it just sits and sits and sits and then you remind him a second time you think about it a week or two later and say hey, can I get a name? Review. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Sorry I forgot about it. And then you ask him a third time and then they started getting annoyed cuz you're bugging them. So the way that I do it and the way that I found the most success and this is actually based on a book that I read called The Hundred zero principle and it's buy one of my mentors is name is Al Ritter and you can actually get it on Amazon. It's written by it's a by company called Simple truths and his principal is not give a hundred percent of yourself a hundred percent of the time expect nothing in return and Watch What Happens the way that I get reviews so ask for I give them a lot of used to people that I work with. I'll go on LinkedIn and I'll write them a review. What is LinkedIn do that? LinkedIn actually says, hey you got a review from Brian Basilico. Do you want to return the favor of nine times out of ten? We are competitive we as we get a review we're going to say, well, he wrote a really nice review. I'm going to do a better one and I'm going to put more thought process into it and I'm going to do it now because Want to return the favor at this moment and I would owe you right about 70% of the time. You not only get the review a lot faster or the testimonial lot faster. But what you end up getting a much more glowing heartfelt thought-out review beautiful. I love the idea of give a review to get a review another strategy that I suggest is to ask for a review when somebody compliments, you know these days when people say thanks a lot of really appreciate what you did for me. Most people say no problem don't ever say that you're wasting an opportunity. No problem. Lies that what you did has no value and the world was sales as in politics is run on a favor bank. So if somebody says thank you put a favor in your favor Bank. You're welcome. I wage you do the same for me. Would you do me a favor and which case they're going to say sure. Would you mind just typing that up that those same things and I know you also record it when people are dead. Online and so you just asked me if you can transcribe it. That's a brilliant strategy. Yeah,
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings For Parts Of Washington, DC Area
"Severe thunderstorms popping up in central Maryland. Let's go to storm Team four meteorologist Matt Ritter News era. It is an isolated thunderstorm, but it is a severe is produced some wind damage near the city of Frederick a short time ago. The latest severe thunderstorm warnings in effect has been extended southeastward from the city of Frederick, affecting northwestern Howard County, South Central Carroll County. In North Central Montgomery County and the rest of southeastern Frederick County stated until 6 15. Now there's AH, one area particular of concern very close to Newmarket and Green Valley. Parts of Maryland route 75 there where there might be inch diameter Hail falling right now on some of those locations, a cz Wella some 60 mile per hour wind gust, causing some tree damage in that area. But as for the city of Frederick itself, it looks like there's just some light showers and some lightning left over. Right now from the storm areas that are affected by the extended severe thunderstorm. Warning include Damascus in Clarksburg are Bana Woodfield. Layton's Ville Sunshine extends down to Montgomery Village basically kind of parallels Georgia Avenue route 97 up into parts of South Central Carroll County near the Sykesville area, just to the north north of a brook, Phil, and only again, this warning continues until 6 15 as the storm continues to move to the Southeast. And about 20 MPH. So if you're in those areas that I just mentioned to be ready, you'll probably be getting this severe thunderstorm in the next 15 to 20 minutes. There's some non severe thunderstorms. Heavy showers in parts of extreme northern Loudon County right now, not much else happening in the district for the time being or in the rest of Maryland. But we'll keep an eye on things as it continues to be a very warm and very humid day. Again. Not that severe thunderstorm warning continues until 6 15 will have the full storm team for 40 forecast coming up the next weather on the eight Sarah.
Chuck Woolery says he never thought COVID-19 was a hoax
"Back on July, Twelfth Chuck woolery was trending, which always gets our attention. When we mentioned this name, Chris made the other day we gotTA. What is wordperfect style reaction? So just? In case you don't know. Chuck woolery was the host of the eighties nineties game show love connection. which was sort of scrolling through tinder in a doctor's waiting room? Am I getting? Am I? Get any ambience of that show right? Here's the opening theme of loving. Welcome to world connections. Where old fashioned romance meets, modern technologies taste. Where you hear all the intimate details of a first date. Our parents generation can hear a Beatles song and flash back to their childhood. You and I are Kirsty heard the love. Connection, team. At flashback to. Our Childhood Anyway Chuck woolery has refashioned himself as a rabid right winger on twitter. And this was the tweet to get everybody's attention. The most outrageous lies are the ones about covid nineteen. Everyone is lying the CDC media. Democrats are doctors, not all, but most like you built that in there that we are told to trust I. Think it's all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election? I'm sick of it. It was so conspiratorial David that he got a re tweet from president trump. And then four days later will re tweeted. My son tested positive for the virus and I feel for those suffering, especially for those who have lost loved ones. He then deactivated his Account News as he had tells CNN Chuck Son Fine and a symptomatic. I mean. Does it help the argument that there's no place for right wing voices in Hollywood? The this is the chuck woolery. Is Paragon of right wing voices I mean in Hollywood? I is it because I? It's easy for me to him and say you know. You know if I mean if you go from being Chuck Woolery, who in our minds is relatively famous to a guy who's like? Doing podcast doing Erie podcast with Rachel. Bruno or a Newt Gingrich I guess there was a was a reasonable and that's a. that's a high point. Then there's not much to really be said, but listen if you are in outspoken voice and Republican. Conservatism and libertarianism and everything else you know. I guess it's a good thing when you're bullshit gets wrong by reality and like a moments time, but it's really sad. That had to happen to sun for him to like what's ad that avenue is Sun Saturday had to happen to his under him to like stand that there is a reality that exists outside of his bowl hat
Washington D.C.-area forecast: Cool and rather dreary today, then briefly much warmer tomorrow
"The cold front went back through the area last night we have cool air wedged up against the mountains temperatures are not going to move very much today basically we're gonna be holding steady in the mid to upper fifties mostly cloudy some peaks of sunshine in far south from Virginia those spots will have highs and lows sixties later on this afternoon he's even gonna be a few stray showers maybe a rumble of thunder in far northern Maryland especially close to the Pennsylvania line overnight tonight cloudy damp and cool patchy fog in a few showers lows will be in the mid forties to low fifties and tomorrow the front we backed the north well to Pennsylvania partly sunny breezy and unseasonably warm highs will be in the upper seventies to low eighties could be a stray shower or thunderstorm late in the day with a weak cold front moving through what a not quite as warm but still quite mild upper sixties to low seventies Tuesday increasing clouds and mild highs will be in the mid to upper sixties I'm storm team four meteorologist Matt Ritter we've got fifty four in Suitland fifty six in Oxon hill fifty five in Burke and then fifty six in the Delphi fifty five degrees here in the
The NBA Getting Backlash From Both Hong Kong And China For comments made
"Morning the pro basketball league suffered consequences from China when a team executive wrote down his opinion about Hong Kong in a tweet now the NBA faces criticism from Hong Kong protestors supporting democracy there have noticed the back peddling statements from NBA stars like lebron James yes we all do have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen we are not thinking about others in only on your think much yourself so many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically emotionally spiritually so just be careful we which we that's lebron James sometime ago Jordan Ritter Conn rights for the online journal the rigor and is just back from Hong Kong good morning how much did people follow this story in Hong Kong very closely Hong Kong is like mainland China a place that is in the NBA that follows the NBA but right now in particular people who are involved in the protest movement of following any bit of international news that has anything to do with their movement and so they were following everything from mores initial tweet to all of the aftermath extremely close when people really put in particular latched on to well the Brian James that as the week most famous player as the best player over the last decade he is he is the person who who everyone there has had some name recognition for and as soon as he waited and there was on one hand people extremely disappointed and frustrated and saying they like everyone in the NBA except for lebron James and burning his Jersey and on the other hand people who just don't really excited that dismissed the people were talking about their calls this the people talk about what's going on there okay burning the Jersey active protest but of course China when China was unhappy with Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets for his tweet they were able to impose a pretty substantial financial penalties on the NBA by interrupting the NBA's business in China has Hong Kong found anyway besides burning jerseys to put pressure on the NBA on their side no no they they're not it does but I mean it's it's a city of seven million in in a country of one point four billion thirty key economic interest for the for the NBA's test just paled in comparison and so it really at this point all they are trying to do is it's talk about it and and continue talking about it and and make sure that their their voices are heard and and be done so by protesting at NBA games here here in the states and in Canada and Toronto people showing up two games wearing shirts that say stand with Hong Kong and in finding finding any way to to kind of get their message out for for white there why they're protesting and and why why why these comments are are hurtful to them into their calls but but aside from that in in terms of kind of throwing around any sort of economic weight paling in comparison to Hong Kong the consumer market you know I'm thinking about the fact that when I moved around China I've seen lots of people playing basketball basketball courts I know that American flags have sometimes been waved at these Hong Kong protests did it what what kind of attitude to people take for this American sport into they feel it is in some way on their side and part of their because even if even if the NBA wasn't as strong as they would like it to be your date they love the sport there are there are courts we can play basketball all over the city home and people are still very invested in basketball itself and and have been pleased with some of what they've seen out of the out of the NBA Shaquille o'neal came out very much supporting them and and they saw
Discount-broker stocks losing further ground in wake of Schwab commission news
"Let's switch gears though sticking with Wall Street and talk about Broker Commissions Today Day this morning there was news that Charles Schwab is eliminating commissions for stocks. ETF's and options listed on U S or Canadian exchanges the race as to the bottom accelerates David Ritter payments specialty finance analysts for a Bloomberg intelligence joining us from Princeton New Jersey David. What do you make the news well. It's been something that's been a long time coming. I mean obviously fee compression brokerage in an asset management more broadly is nothing new. I mean interactive brokers made their own own move last week to cut commissions two zero for basic stock trades so I think it it's going to have the very different impact on the different players players in the market and Schwab's case you know they only earned about fifteen percent of their net revenue from trading commissions verses e-trade and td Ameritrade where it's more than thirty five percent. I think you're seeing that reflected in the action this morning but but Schwab is really more an asset gather than anything and and so I see this move for them as a recognition of the fact that you know we don't WanNa lose customers and assets in the long term to these new stock doc trading apps whether it be Robin Hood or whether it be J. P. Morgan is you invest because that's how they make money they make money on new net new assets coming into the company and then you know sixty percent of their revenue is net interest income so they're essentially a bank right so they're paying low interest and Dan reinvesting that money and save security so that's the real driver not trading commissions. It's interesting look at the stocks mention Dave Schwab down nine percent. Td Ameritrade down about about twenty two percent today an e. trade down eighteen percent so kind of right in line with what you were saying and my question is kind of talked to us about some of these new technological competitors offers that you mentioned kind of robinhood and things like that gives a sense of what they are and what kind of market share they taking yeah well in the case of robinhood. You Know Very Rapid Growth Bruce Company several million customers already offering quote unquote free trade what underrecognized though is Nothing's free a write in the case of all of these retail brokers that charge the customer Azero trading fee. They're sending those traits to market maker so companies like citadel citadel and they're getting paid. What's called payment for order flow for those transactions so in their released last week. Interactive brokers was very candid they they said well you know this is how we get paid and if you still want best best execution you can take our four. Fi product instead of our free reprised so I just thought that was an interesting way to to approach it but you know certainly these things are having an impact and for Schwab. They finally said to themselves look we. WE DON'T WANNA lose these customers 'cause they're young people right so they're really the future drivers of their growth right now. Looking at Schwab shares down now more than nine percent so shareholders aren't buying it. Yeah I mean I think for both of them. When I described a minute ago what percentage of revenue they get from trading trading commissions I think the market is pricing in perhaps half of that revenue going away. It's interesting because the last round of price cuts was a couple years ago. Oh Fidelity sorta kicked it off by going to four ninety five trade and Schwab matched them what happened across the entire industry was fascinating is that the net inflows to the the companies and the trading volumes increased so it actually drew in more customers and so again I think that's Schwab's rationale here is we're trying trying to remove any impediment to folks either getting more active or becoming active in the markets for the very first time and then going going forward into the future so not sure. We'll see exactly that again this time but that's what we saw last time.
All the Reasons Things Are Going Very Poorly for WeWork This Week
"Let's begin. Shall we with a thought experiment. Imagine you are running a privately held company that is worth forty seven billion dollar based on the investments. You've gotten so far you need capital though money to grow so you start thinking about going public and people get really excited so you file the required paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission people start taking a real hard look governance structure and your business model and quicker than you can say Bob's your uncle. The bottom falls falls out your evaluation gets cut in half and then cut even more and then today you decide maybe going public right. Now isn't such a great idea congratulations congratulations. You're we work or more properly. It's parent the week company thinking was that the would be shared office space wonder canned was going to start trading in a couple of weeks yes but given the raft of bad headlines and a couple of recent high profile. IPO's than maybe didn't go so well see also Uber Cooler heads prevailed. Look there is a real question here given the headaches is all the money that companies can raise by going public worth downside risks marketplace's Justin Ho gets going we work is growing fast in the US and around the world but it's losing more than a billion and a half dollars a year and yet the company valued itself at forty seven billion in dollars in January J. Ritter at the University of Florida says the company's business model just doesn't justify that figure you know it's basically a real estate company that was trying into bill itself as a Tech Company at a Tech Company valuation two weeks ago we were slashed. Its valuation by more than Half Santosh Rowlett Manhattan venture partner says even that wasn't enough to satisfy investors people realizing bet no wait a minute. You just can't get a blank check anymore. Rows as part of the reason that that we work Uber and lift have stayed private for longer than other companies before going public that allows venture capitalist capture the lion's share of their growth but Kathleen Leanne Smith at Renaissance Capital says those companies are outliers compared to other recent. IPO's interests which is up over fifty percent from Peo- Shui the online pet supply company up over fifty percent renaissance capital runs an index of companies that have recently gone public and it's up thirty percent this year Smith says we work Uber and lift at the side. It's a good time for IPO's pastors are cautious about overpaying so we've had sort of a more discerning IPO market and better prices for investors. It's myth says the fact that we work as postponing going public is assigned. The market is working like it's supposed to in New York. I'm just in Ho for
Michael Bennet to Open New National Campaign Headquarters
"Colorado democratic senator Michael Bennet bill open his new national campaign headquarters tonight in Lakewood in his bid for the White House and twenty twenty the event starts at six Bennett will be joined by former Colorado governor bill Ritter the public's invited to attend Bennett among the large field of candidates vying for the democratic nomination for president he will not be included in this
A Review of Stephen King's 'It'
"Today. We're discussing it star orrick harry anderson dennis christopher where should missour- annette o'toole. Tim reid john ritter and richard thomas special appearance by tim curry. The as pennywise was lonnie anderson busy like we're. We're all the sitcoms. What isn't a horror movie could get alan thicke directed directed by tommy lee wallace who does more comedy than horror no halloween three now. I guess depending on how you slice comedy. This is the the now playing co host. That's down to clown arnie and stewart and this the host who still insists he sees the ghost jacob. We're here a movie that has been so requested tested even before we started doing stephen king and then once we did. I can't count the number of times i've heard have you guys reviewed it and this is going to be the show with the most fun inflection an ever as we constantly emphasize the proper noun it yeah it is it for me. It certainly was the steven king book that i read that maybe wanna go back and read everything that he had written part of the appeal was i had just turned thirteen sixth grade and i had never taken on a book as is big as that book. My dad was a member of book of the month club but then showed up like a phone book on our doorstep over a thousand pages fourteen hundred pages weighing over four pounds at retail and you know aliens had just come out the month before and a movie and this really kicked off my horror movie phase like these were the things things that made me get so deep into horror in my teenage years i had talked to you about stephen king before this. I remember bus rides talking about it and then i remember one day you showed me your copy of it and there was a character who killed himself and you're like and he wrote this on the wall and there was a drawing join in the book. I'd never seen a book that had a drawing in it where the text goes. It looks like a letter age and i'm like i don't get it was an age. You're like no. It's it's the word it in blood and i'm like oh. That's pretty cool fast forward six months. I moved to florida. I didn't know a damn soul. Twelve hundred page book was exactly up my alley. I read it summer of eighty seven and that's the last time i read it until this year when i reread it for these reviews and i am once again the king newbie or the never have been i have not read it but i do feel like this is the one yes sure there's the shining but when i think of the shining i don't i think of king i think of kubrick the same with carrie i think of those movies but it because until two thousand seventeen eighty didn't get good adaptation. We'll talk about the nineteen ninety-one anyone but i do feel like this is the steven king book. I mean it's the scary clown which sure there's john wayne casey but this is such a trope. I feel like in horror now. I'm i'm sure this is a weird originated but i think he did popularize that whole concept. It's funny. You say that i was going to ask you. What's the first thing that comes to your mind. When when you think of it i wanna just put out there. One of my favorite things about stephen king and his first decade of output was to look at the cover because there were so many of them and i never knew what they were about hadn't seen many of the movies so it was fun to try and decipher from that picture on the cover. What is this one going to be about it. First edition hardback did not have no clown on it. It had the alien hand right clawed hand. It looked like a gremlins movie. It looked like he was was reaching his clawed hand out of sewer grates and that's how i read it.
Facebook app gets a new Gaming tab in the navigation bar
"App is getting a new gaming tab in the navigation bar, well, Facebook and a further attempt to compete with the likes of twitch and YouTube has added a dedicated gaming tab, the navigation bar in the main app in doing company is hoping to help you find games in streamers to watch. Whether you want to play something new with your friends or catch up on the latest east boards match. Although I really haven't seen much eastwards going on on Facebook gaming. So I don't know all seen so far streaming cross the feeder or wherever when I'm browsing for gaming is mainly individuals streaming not really any sports. I could be wrong. You guys could probably say sports on Facebook. Right. No is great. Let's great wonderful originally launching f b that DIGI last year as a hope for all things gaming. Facebook is definitely throwing its weight into lucrative game streaming market. It offers uses a means to find new content to watch streaming. Tr interact with in communities to engage in Facebook's goal is drawing streamers and viewers alike with virtual currency tipping system from which it draws a scaling percentage for self kind of like twitch has bits and mixer has with embers reportedly Facebook will be rolling out the new gaming tab to users in batches with more receiving it as a growth now. It's definitely a wise idea to put this gaming tat front and center, meaning that people either have to see it as a different section to app or will catch your attention simply with its presence. So now, the real question is can Facebook dominate or take more market share away from twitched obvious Pap dog in this mixer the one tenth of the traffic YouTube, which is mainly known for just watching videos, not so much live streaming. So they're still trying to play catch in kind of in between number two number three and enters FBI gaming. We'll see we'll see. Maybe maybe they're just gonna try and say, well, we have enough money. We have resources it really costs. Nothing extra just slap into the app and see how it goes will be annoying. I don't know. I didn't like the design day, change Ritter. Like, well, see we changed to apps if you want to actually see your profile, which we Arana que- figured out that most users want to see all the time. All you have to do is quick this little app or this little icon the little Portugal. Con you'll go right to your profile. So that's great. We'll see how it goes.
Warriors at their best when Klay Thompson finds his groove
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Why are years at their best? When Klay Thompson finds his groove, Stephen curry, and Kevin Durant are transcendent players with MVP trophies on their mantles and the skill and bravado to singularly take command of games, but the warriors are transcendent team when Klay Thompson climbs into its catch and shoot groove. Thompson epitomizes how Golden State became an NBA powerhouse movement without the ball, unselfishness togetherness. He could be the leading man on countless teams, but he happily embraces his role as third wheel on a dynasty. The warriors returned home Wednesday night after an unbeaten road trip punctuated by Thompson's record record-breaking display Monday night in Chicago, he made fourteen three pointers and dropped fifty two on the bowls then came back to earth a bit and scored eighteen in a one thirty one to one twenty one victory over New Orleans. Not surprisingly the crowd at oracle arena buzzed. When Thompson drained his first and only three just a minute nine. One thousand nine seconds into the game. But he also spurred a similar if less obvious murmur in Chicago when he emphatically busted out his early season shooting slump when he gets going it brings out a different vibe in the whole building head coach Steve Kerr said it's hard to describe. But whether it's at home or on the road, something happens when clay gets going this, mostly traces to the way Thompson finds his shots curry and Durant constantly have the ball in their hands. Curry often dribbles into open looks occasionally from preposterous distances as does Durant usually on mid range jumpers Thompson acts like he's allergic to dribbling so his shooting streaks offer a certain amount of dramatic build-up. See Klay, Ron see Klay cut. See clay curl around a screen catch the ball, and immediately let fly you see it happen off this sort of tic TAC toe offensive action where it's three passes and a great screen Kerr said it's beautiful basketball. There were so many possessions the other night that just made me in our coaching staff smile. That's how you wanna. See a team worked together with simple passing and screening and ball movement, or as Thompson succinctly put it and explaining the crowd reaction to his big nights. I think it's because usually when I'm touching the ball. It's going up quickly. It was no coincidence to see Thompsons outburst during one of his team's most dominant games of an utterly dominant era. The warriors lead ninety two fifty at halftime Monday night. Then briefly expanded the advantage to forty five points early in the third quarter. They're out there mind-blowing best. When Thompson is racing around the court furiously searching for open space, they can adopt. When he struggling clearly as Koreans Durant illustrated with their dynamic show in the season's first seven games Thompson shot fourteen percent from three point land in those games five or thirty six astoundingly and the warriors still went six one, but the approach some sort of mystical sporting wrong when the big to becomes the big three. Then the warriors remember how they changed basketball shunning isolation. Plays for an artistic heat move. Moving share the ball style. Once Klay starts hitting shots. He moves even more assistant coach Bruce Frazier said and when clay moves better the team generates this frenetic pace, even in the half court. It's collective Frazier. Noticed Thompson stood around more than usual on the first two games of the trip that he has the -tated to say something to Thompson. Because sometimes it's better to stay quiet when he's in a slump. Frazier. Also knows Thompson belying his softspoken nature sees everything happening around him. He's very observant with a stoic face. Frazier said those are the dangerous ones. Thompson seldom offers a window into his thinking. He's the perfect third wheel more than content to let curry and Durant, weight and glory and attention taken ever. So brief interview with Thompson before Wednesday night's game. He stopped by his locker to put on his shoes before heading to the court to warm up allowing for a two minute conversation. Thompson was cordial. If preoccupied as he reflected on what it felt like to bury jumper after jumper two nights. Earlier. That's the best. Feeling he said, but it's something that doesn't come around too often. It's a great flow, but it's hard to recreate maybe once a year or something Thompson offered an uncommon slash of personality when he arrived at oracle on Wednesday. This was Halloween after all. So he showed up dressed as Jackie moon, actor will Ferrell's character in the two thousand eight parody semi pro. And Thompson nailed it from the headband to the white number thirty three Flint tropics jersey with orange aqua trim. He even spun a red white and blue basketball on his finger as he walked from the parking lot to the arena warriors public relations chief, Raymond Ritter. Countered by dressing up as Thompson wearing a gold headband as Thompson day when he sustained a cut requiring two stitches Monday night, along with Thompson's number eleven jersey over address shirt shorts and size, fifteen high tops Ritter usually wears size, nine those sites sparked a smirk from the typically expressionless Thompson. Oh my gosh. She said pretty funny. Ron criteria is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email Arkwright check at SF chronicle dot com. Twitter at Ron critic.
Gatwick, UK's no.2 airport, shows flights on white boards after IT fails
"In Plymouth district court this morning for, biting off the thumb of, another golfer Friday night on Wall Street doing pretty well right now the Dow is up one hundred and two, points and NASDAQ looks. Like that's gaining about eleven and The five hundred is, up nine, points they're apparently going super old. School at London's Gatwick. Airport using, marking pens and whiteboards. To, post flight information after a technical failure shut down the electron ick, message boards people were missing flights as passengers crowded around the boards trying to check their departure times according to witnesses some passengers were not happy and there