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A highlight from Player Participation Policy & Team's We're Bullish On
"It's the Crossover Sports Illustrated NBA Show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix, Rohan Nadkadi, and Chris Arrington. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined for the first time in what feels like a long time my two colleagues over at Sports Illustrated, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkadi. Guys, good to be back with you with the, what, three weeks, I guess, before official media days. I saw some postings, Rohan, as you shake your head. I saw some postings about media days being October 2nd. I guess that's the go -to day for most of the NBA teams, but we're inching right up on it. I just can't believe we're here. It feels like the season just ended. I'm excited. I just, I'm not mentally prepared for this. I can sense the excitement in your voice. I can say it's palatable. I can sense that excitement in your voice. All right, so on this episode, guys, I want to talk about, you know, teams that we're bullish on and teams that we might be a little bit bearish on. We're each going to pick a team that we're high on and we'll pick a team that we're low on. Before we get to that, though, we're recording this shortly after Adam Silver's post -board of governors media availability. And this media availability, the biggest storyline to come out of it was the NBA board of governors. They approved a new player participation policy, which is really a continuation in the NBA's war on load management and to a broader extent, their war on tanking. And a couple of the highlights of this new player participation policy, the policy is managed. It's rock teams have to manage their rosters to ensure that no more than one star player is unavailable for the same game. Ensure that star players are available for all national television and NBA in -season tournament games. Another new wrinkle to the NBA calendar and maintain a balance to the number of one game absences for a star player in home and road games. Basically, this combined with the minimum threshold for a number in terms of number of games played for stars to be eligible for postseason awards. This is just another lever Chris Erring that the NBA is pulling to make sure that do whatever they can to make sure that players are as available as often as possible. How do you feel about the player participation policy, which is now permanently part of the NBA rules? Look, I think it goes a little bit further than I would have gone with it, frankly. I mean, I remember when the Spurs were, you know, doing this and sitting entire, you know, half their roster out, but it was the Spurs and there's a part of me that feels like they know what's best for them as far as their rest. Sometimes they have a lot of old players on their team just because of the sorts of guys that, you know, tend to gel with the way Popovic coaches them. If you want to do that and you have the ability to do it and still pace your team the way you want to, so be it. That's the point of the league. I understand that there's a money factor to it and everything else. And I understand the disappointment that fans feel. I've been in that boat where I've gone to games or taken my nephew to a game and somebody sitting out and it is frustrating. And I can only imagine how frustrating it is for people that only get to go to one game every few years or something like that. But it's also kind of the risk you run with a sport that relies on people's health. And so I am interested to see how it's going to work when you have guys that have stuff that they're trying to manage. The Clippers are always an interesting team like that where people have complained about the way they do stuff for years, but they also have a guy that is chronically injured. And so I'm curious to see how it will play and how it will actually look. But there's a part of me that feels like the real fix to this is just either shortening the season or lengthening the season and allowing the 82 games to be played over a longer span of time. I don't really love the idea that you're going to tell teams that they can't sit out, even multiple guys, if they want to or if they frankly feel like they need to, if there's data that's telling them that that is what would serve their team the best.
Fresh update on "rohan" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Best case scenario, you're like a second round team. Maybe you can get to a conference finals, and that's next year. The year after that, you have to wonder, will Lillard be the same guy? I just don't get it. I don't see how this trade, in any form, makes the Raptors a championship contender. I could see how Kawhi did it. The big question with Kawhi was, could they keep him long-term, and were they just rolling the dice on one season? This is over multiple seasons, but I don't see the pathway to a championship, given what they'd have to give up to get Damian Lillard. For sure. Harry, I'll get to you in a second. I'll just hop in and add even more Kawhi context. Essentially, what they did in that trade was swap DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard. I mean, Alka Pertl was a nice piece. They ended up adding Mark Gasol to that team later that year. That was a very plug-and-play trade. You mentioned all the other pieces they had around him. That made a ton of sense. That was a team that had kept hitting its head against the ceiling, too, and had made a conference finals already. This is a completely different Raptors team that has taken a step back, and to your point, has entered something of a soft rebuild with Barnes. Here's a question, because as Mannix said, this went from, I think, the Raptors can basically trump any offer from these other teams if they include Barnes. But now we're hearing it might be centered around Ananobi instead. Harry, my question for you is if you're trying to win a title next year, would you rather have OG or Barnes? Because I don't even understand doing this trade and trading away Ananobi and keeping Barnes, who while I really like, there's a lot of pressure on Scottie Barnes to turn into a player he hasn't quite been yet. I'm right there with you from that standpoint. I wouldn't want to give up Barnes either, just because people that can put up 15-5-4 or 15-6-5, or whatever he had last year or the year before, he's got one rookie of the year. It's not someone you're looking to trade away, necessarily. Obviously, he's got some flaws in his game, some stuff that he can really build on. But I still think that I would want to move him quicker, especially if, at least under Nick Nurse, they were trying to play him into a point-forward role, which you aren't going to need as much right now if you bring Damian Lillard onto this roster. So you need wing defenders in this league, and obviously Siakam is a good defender. You've got other guys on that roster that are lengthy, and that's kind of the way this team was built. But I would probably sooner be looking to move Barnes than OG if your thought is you're pushing your chips most of the way in, maybe not all the way in if you're keeping Scottie Barnes. But if you're trying to build a championship roster for the next year or two, which is what would make it comparable to the Kawhi thing, the only way in which it would be comparable, I don't see how taking your best two-way player helps achieve that. I would think that you're deciding that you're going for right now in the next couple years as opposed to the next ten, if you're trading for him. And I would think that if you're doing that, it makes more sense to move Barnes than it does OG. I'd be really nervous though to deal Scottie Barnes. Of course. His first year, you saw shades of Scottie Pippen. You saw something in him that could be special. While he didn't take the kind of steps people hoped he would take in his second year, I still think that's within him. He's still in his very early 20s. Fair. I still think he's got that in him. I know what you're saying. If you're in win now mode, maybe OG makes more sense. But man, you trade a guy like Scottie Barnes, you don't win a championship two or three years down the road, he could be an all-star for all we know because he'll certainly blossom in Portland. That would make me real nervous if I was to decide OG. Let me go on the record and say this too, since I didn't add the necessary context. I'm in complete agreement with you that I'm not quite sure where this makes sense for the Raptors. The timeline just doesn't make quite enough sense to me. And not just that, but I don't, again, does it make them favorites? Does it make them the second most likely favorites? Does it make them the third most likely favorites coming out of the East? And I just don't know that it does any of that. And if it doesn't, it prompts the question of why. Why would you do it? It also prompts the question, I think a lot of people were wondering, of why would you let Fred VanVleet walk for nothing as opposed to trading him for something and having a little bit more to deal here for a trade like this or for something? There's a lot that I'm not quite understanding. Look, I love the Raptors. I like what they try to do. I like that they swing big. They won a championship off of swinging big. But I just think that the context here is a lot different. They're starting from a place that is a lot thinner and from talent that is not quite what it was at the time that they won that championship. So I'm right there with you that it doesn't quite make sense to me to do this. Letting guys walk, too, is like Raptors 101. Yes. A lot of teams, when you get a guy in a position where he's in the last year of his contract, you do a deal no matter what the deal is. You get something back in return. The Raptors are developing kind of a history or a pattern of doing the opposite. Kyle Lowry was a sign and trade, but he just walked away. You had Fred VanVleet just walk away. We don't know what's going to happen with Siakam down the line. He's extension eligible now, I think, and free agent next year. This is kind of what they do. They seem to be prioritizing cap flexibility over any kind of asset return when it comes to these players. This is also a very tricky situation. You mentioned Siakam. He's an expiring deal. He's a player option for next year that, by most accounts, he's not going to accept. And Anobi is on an expiring deal. So let's say you do trade Barnes in this scenario. Are you definitely coming back and re-signing Siakam and OG to long-term deals, potentially pushing yourself into the second apron? Because I think any team acquiring Dame has to look at it as we have a two-year title window with him. Because I think years three and four, he can still be a very good player, but we've seen him have injuries in his most recent years. He was great individually last year, but he didn't necessarily move the needle for Portland. I think it's fair to say you're getting Dame on maybe a two-year title window. But if you acquire him, I think that's going to require you to re-sign Siakam long-term and Anobi long-term. Guys who have been in trade rooms. I mean, we were talking about Siakam being traded to the Pacers earlier this summer. Now, all of a sudden, they're part of a new championship core. I think that makes it very complicated. And I just want to echo, I think we're all in agreement. Scotty Barnes has flashed a lot of potential and is a very interesting player and can be really good. He was starting to get defended a little differently towards the end of last year because of the lack of jump shot, which I think he needs to clean up. But if you hold on to him, that makes the trade even more confusing for me. Because I think by the time Barnes is kind of really ready to be a championship centerpiece-type player, you're looking at a year or two down the line when Dame is less effective, when Siakam might be less effective. Any team that does a deal like this is going to have depth concerns, but I think Toronto, frankly, is even… I mean, they're back at point guard right now. Granted, they have Dennis Schroeder, but they've got Malachi Flynn. If Gary Trent goes in the deal, they're going to have a huge hole in the wing. Their front court depth has already been kind of an issue for them. The last few years… I agree. It doesn't make a lot of sense for me for the Raptors, but I respect Masai Ujiri for… Like we said, they like to take big swings. That's the way I would GM personally. It's like, yeah, let's go get the great player and figure it out from there. But you guys mentioned you don't know where they drank in the East. Let's have that conversation. Can we first, Rohan, just… The other side of this is no matter what happens over the next couple of days and weeks, this is great news for the Portland Trailblazers. Because Portland suddenly has another option. This is what we've been talking about for weeks. Portland had nobody else to do business with other than Miami. And that allowed Miami to make whatever offer it made and not plus it up at all. That's why these talks have been dormant for so long. Because Miami did not want to be bidding against itself. Now, Portland at least has the perception of a real offer from Toronto. I've seen some of these betting websites set Boston as a team that could be in the mix for game 11. I'm not exactly sure how that works about Jalen Brown, but whatever. You've got some business going on now. You've got some interest around Damian Lillard right now. And that's the best thing Portland can hope for at this point. So it's not just Miami sitting there waiting to see if Portland will just make an offer. I mean, that's kind of been the way it's been up to this point. Yeah, let's put a pin in that because I want to ask some stuff about the Heat a little bit later and discuss the way they've handled this. But back to Toronto for a second here. In the event that Toronto got Lillard, I mean, Mannix, you said second round. Do you think, would you put them above Philly? Would you put them above Boston? What does the top of the East look like for you guys if Dame were to land in Toronto? I wouldn't put them above you with those teams.
A highlight from The Continued Fallout of the Tornado Cash Arrests
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW, it's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys, it is Saturday, August 26th, and that means it's time for the weekly recap. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, welcome back to the weekend. We have a lot of follow ups today. For a summer week, there was kind of a lot going on. And so let's dive in with a follow up to the most dramatic news of the week, which was certainly the indictment of Roman Storm and Roman Semenov in relation to their operation of the tornado cash protocol. You will remember that the pair are charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit sanctions violations and conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Storm has been arrested and has already been granted bail. Semenov remains at large, but was added to the sanctions list personally. Now, the arrest caused an outcry across the crypto industry, with many appalled at the apparent attack on privacy, open source development and crypto infrastructure more broadly. Others, however, pointed out, and this was especially after the initial takes had cooled, that contrary to the popular industry take, the pair seemed to have not just been charged for merely writing code, but rather for willfully aiding money laundering by North Korean hackers, the Lazarus Group. Cryptocritic Row Rider tweeted, Now, of course, that claim and that assertion will be subject to much test in courtrooms in the future to come. The indictment has definitely raised serious questions about the government's approach to dealing with cybercrime. Some, for example, are suggesting that this represents a chapter in an ongoing fight against digital privacy. Rohan Gray, assistant law professor at Willamette, who is no fan usually of cryptocurrencies, said, I generally strongly agree with the claim that profiteering off these platforms makes the moral high ground much harder to maintain. But one, governments are considering criminalizing end to end encryption and other privacy tools, and two, PGP Zimmerman prosecution happened, so not sure fully convinced. Another topic of conversation is that some are pointing out that despite over four years of sanctions against North Korea, and even longer against other nations, little appears, at least from the outside, to change. DeFi Pulse co -founder Scott Lewis said, Now, at the very least, this case should see some of these issues robustly defended in court. Roman Storm has retained premier crypto criminal defense lawyer Brian Klein. Klein defended Virgil Griffith when he was accused of violating sanctions by traveling to North Korea to deliver a conference presentation about using crypto to evade sanctions. He has also represented Eric Voorhees, Kraken, and Block One in their dealings with the SEC. Attorney Collins Belton writes, Now, in an ironic demonstration of how impotent the approach of going after developers rather than hackers is, shortly after the arrest of Roman Storm, the FBI warned that Lazarus Group was attempting to cash out. On Tuesday, the FBI put out a warning to crypto firms that the Lazarus Group had moved $40 million worth of Bitcoin and were likely seeking to sell. The agency released a list of newly funded wallets which had aggregated funds, behavior that typically occurs as a prelude to those funds being deposited on an exchange. The Bitcoin was traced from the recent $60 million Al Halpo hack and the $37 million Coin Spade exploit. Crypto security expert Taylor Monahan was furious about the whole thing. In one instance, she tweeted, More crisply, she wrote, D .P .R .K. moved another $40 million literally as the U .S. arrested its own builders and circle jerked around how much they've checked notes impacted D .P .R .K.'s ability to move money. Moving on to our next update for an industry beleaguered by exchange folly, all eyes have been on and continued to be on Binance, and it appears that payment firms continue to turn away from them. On Thursday, Reuters reported that MasterCard is planning to sever ties with Binance and halt crypto card services in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Bahrain. The shutdown will affect Binance linked MasterCards, which allow users to spend their crypto. MasterCard will close the service on September 22nd, and the firm said that other crypto linked cards will not be affected. One bright spot this week for Binance was the announcement that MoonPay would offer Binance U .S. a solution to its lack of payment rails. The firm will allow customers to purchase Tether using debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay, and then convert it into crypto using the exchange. Users will also be able to off ramp into U .S. bank accounts. Binance U .S. was, of course, forced to suspend dollar deposits after losing banking partnerships in June, going crypto only since then. The big question will be whether there are any customers left. Binance U .S. is currently recording just 10 million in daily volume, according to CoinGecko. By way of comparison, Coinbase has around 1 .15 billion in daily volume, and Kraken records about 500 million. Now, both of those firms operate internationally, so have some additional volume from offshore, but the difference is still clearly several orders of magnitude. Another Binance story that people are trying to make heads or tails of is that leaked communications from Binance show that staff have been contacting crypto projects with low liquidity over the past week. The exchange has asked for details of market making arrangements. Binance further asked if projects would be willing to place between 1 and 5 percent of their circulating supply in savings accounts on the exchange, which are subject to being lent out to traders. The rationale is that additional supply ready to be borrowed could allow traders to boost liquidity. If projects did not want to disclose their market making relationship or contribute tokens, Binance asked for an explanation why. A Binance spokesperson said that this outreach was part of a, quote, ongoing risk management initiative and claimed that this communication only reached a small number of firms with low liquidity, which could expose users to risks, including, they said, potential market manipulation. The spokesperson said, quote, The main purpose of our risk management outreach is to encourage project teams to take the recommended steps required to enhance their liquidity protection. Engaging market maker support is one way to enhance such protection. Now, for all of the speculation that there are nefarious explanations for this or that it represents Binance running out of coins, Matt Batsenelos, the founder of Glass Market, seemed to think it was perfectly normal. He said, We see this as a net positive for exchanges to be monitoring market makers to ensure they're providing liquidity. Speaking of exchanges and liquidity, the FTX bankruptcy team has tapped Galaxy Digital to assist with asset management as the firm begins to look at liquidations of their crypto holdings. FTX wants to begin selling, staking and hedging its crypto holdings, which make up over three billion dollars of the estate's assets. The plan at this stage is to return funds to customers in fiat rather than in Bitcoin or ETH, so hopes that some careful trading can help maximize value for creditors. In a court filing made on Wednesday, FTX outlined their plan. The filing explained that, quote, hedging Bitcoin and Ether will allow the debtors FTX to limit potential downside risk prior to the sale of such Bitcoin or Ether. Staking certain digital assets will inure to the benefit of the estates and ultimately creditors by generating low risk returns on otherwise idle digital assets, end quote. The firm signaled that the SEC approved investment advisor, which forms part of the Galaxy Digital Group, as an appropriate partner in this endeavor, stating that, quote, Galaxy Asset Management has extensive experience in areas relevant to digital asset management and trading, including with respect to the types of transactions and investment objectives contemplated. The filing also disclosed that FTX is concerned that selling all of their crypto holdings in one go would impact markets dramatically. They proposed placing selling decisions with expert market participants to figure out how to mitigate that risk through weekly sale limits or other trading strategies. Galaxy Digital had also previously disclosed that it had tens of millions tied up in FTX when it collapsed, raising questions of conflict of interest, which were addressed in the filing. The request is currently before the bankruptcy court, which will need to approve the decision before the plan can move forward. The hearing is scheduled for September 13th, and under the proposed plan, FTX will give creditors 10 days notice before the dumping begins. Summing up the feeling of just about everyone was Hal Press at Northrock LP, just what we needed weekly sales of half a billion aggregate amount of majors. Still, the best tweet award goes to CMS Holdings, who wrote, Do we think Novo gets a sleeve of the FTX bankruptcy legal team's logos? But with that, let's shift over to more positive, forward looking stories. Bitfinex have announced the successful API integration with Vakif Bank, one of the largest banks in Turkey. This will allow Turkish customers to deposit Lira into exchange accounts for free directly from their bank accounts. Now, hold aside whatever feelings you might have about Bitfinex or Tether or anything associated with them. Coming from the perspective of Turkish citizens, this is a positive development. This week, the Central Bank of Turkey surprised analysts by raising its main policy interest rate from 17 .5 % to 25 % in a bid to tackle rampant inflation. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a smaller hike to 20%. The central bank recently revised its annual forecast from 22 .3 % to 58 % inflation for this year, with official statistics for July showing inflation at 47 .8 % on an annualized basis, meaning these rates are still massively negative. The Lira saw peak official inflation over 80 % last year after President Erdogan fired three consecutive central bank governors between 2019 and 2021 as inflation shifted up above 15%. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, after years of monetary dysfunction, Turkey has become a major market for crypto adoption. Indeed, internal Binance documents leaked earlier this month showed that Turkey was the third largest market for the exchange behind China and South Korea. Bitfinex has been pushing hard into regions undergoing currency distress lately, last month, for example, launching a peer -to -peer platform for users in Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela. Another company in the news this week having changed the arrangement around USDC is, of course, Circle. Circle have announced support for USDC across six additional blockchains. USDC will now be available on Polygon, Base, Polkadot, NEAR, Optimism, and Cosmos via the Noble Network. This expansion of availability was hinted at earlier in the week during the announcement that Coinbase would be taking an equity stake in Circle. As part of the announcement, the company said they would be winding down the Center Consortium, which was a self -regulatory body which governed USDC, and that Circle will now act as the sole governance organization for USDC. These new additions bring the number of blockchains using USDC up to 15. Now, some viewed the week's moves as an attempt to shore up USDC, which has been rapidly losing market share to USDT over the past five months. USDC's circulating supply has dropped by 40 % since the banking crisis in March, which temporarily threatened a small portion of Circle's reserves. That said, the stablecoin is still firmly the second most popular stablecoin in the industry with a current supply of $25 .8 billion. Aviva Litan, a senior blockchain analyst with Gardener, questioned whether adding networks would stem the bleeding for USDC, stating that, The bottom line is money is flowing out of the chains, and support for more chains won't make it flow in. However, one integration that was also announced this week could potentially see some moves in that area. On Wednesday, Solana Labs announced that they would be integrating their Solana Pay Network into e -commerce giant Shopify. This will allow online shoppers to check out using USDC. Josh Fried, head of commerce business development at the Solana Foundation, said, When thinking about this integration, we chose a stablecoin because merchants and consumers think in dollars. It creates a much simpler entry point when pricing is in a currency consumers and merchants naturally understand. Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Circle, tweeted, Maybe there's something to stablecoin payments after all. Companies whose core business is extracting 3 to 4 % on merchant fees will face a reckoning in the decade to come. Maybe merchant processing fees will settle in at something closer to 20 to 30 basis points, built around tech fees. Looking globally, HashKey will begin offering crypto trading to retail customers in Hong Kong from Monday. The firm was the first crypto exchange to obtain a license to service individual traders under the newly introduced regulatory regime. Initially, only Bitcoin and Ethereum markets will be offered, and retail customers will be limited to investing up to 30 % of their net worth. That restriction, obviously, is a new part of regulations that could prove extremely difficult to enforce. HashKey's CEO, Livio Wang, said of the limited offering, We thought it'd be better to be more prudent. In a bearish market environment, there could be higher risks trading the so -called altcoins, so we hope to offer tokens that come with relatively lower risks at first. The exchange will support deposits in Hong Kong dollars and US dollars. Wang also said that customers from mainland China will be strictly prohibited using IP bans. Lastly, closing on a shifting of tone, Dan Morhead is done with crypto winter. The Pantera Capital founder published a letter on Tuesday which noted just how long crypto markets have spent in the red. The period from August last year until this June was the longest period of negative year -over -year returns for Bitcoin, clocking in at a brutal 15 months. Prior to that, the longest period of negative returns was in 2015 at just under a year. The negativity can't last, according to Morhead, who wrote, Our view is that we've seen enough. There's just so long markets can be down. We believe the combination of recent positive events, the XRP ruling and endorsements by BlackRock at all, in addition to the Bitcoin halving expected to occur in April 2024, provide a strong setup for the next bull market in digital assets. And I will say, friends, on this late summer weekend, if that's just hopium, hand me the pipe. Until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
Fresh update on "rohan" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"It's the Crossover Sports Illustrator's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors and everything in between. Here's your host, Chris Mannix, Rohan Nakhani and Chris Aryan. Welcome back to another episode of Crossover podcast. I'm Rohan Nakhani joined today by not one, but two Sports Illustrated senior writers. My good, great best friend Chris Mannix and the New York Times bestselling author Chris Herring. Guys, as far as the offseason goes, this was a pretty interesting week with some of the news coming out with Mark Spears of landscape and ESPN reporting that the Raptors have become the front runner in the Damian Lillard sweepstakes. And we've talked about Dame a few times this summer. I don't think the Raptors have really come up seriously until now. So let's just dive right into it because it's still unclear right now what a potential Dame package would be for the Raptors. In my mind, it would have to include Scottie Barnes to beat some of the other offers out there. That might not be the case. But Mannix, I'll just start with you. Do you think it makes sense for the Raptors to make this move? Because they haven't really come up, at least between us, a lot so far this summer. Yeah, let's first confirm that these are real discussions that are going on between Toronto and Portland right now. That much I've been told pretty explicitly. I don't really get it from Toronto's perspective. A lot of people look back on the Kawhi Leonard deal and say this is the Raptors once again taking a big swing. But the circumstances could not be more difficult. When the Raptors made that trade back in, what, 2018, they were in a very different position. That was, I think, a 48-win team at the time that clearly had plateaued. That was with DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as the centerpieces, just didn't have enough to be a championship team. What they gave up for Kawhi was steep but certainly manageable. It was DeMar DeRozan, it was Jakob Pertl, it was a protected first-round pick, pieces that they could live without in exchange for Kawhi Leonard. Even though there were some bumps early on, the result was what it was. They won a championship, so it made sense. This version of the Raptors team is in an entirely different place. Over the last couple of off-seasons, they have been gutted by trades and free agency. They have lost Kyle Lowry. They have lost Fred Van Vliet. They are built around young players with Scottie Barnes, Ojian Anobi, Pascal Siakam a little bit on the older side at this point, but still in his prime as a player.
A highlight from James Harden's VS. Daryl Morey
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the Unest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The Unest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the Unest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. It's the crossover, Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nagraini. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined this week by Rohan Nagraini for a mini podcast. They're both powering down a little bit, the month of August, vacation, whatnot, getting ready for training camps to open in September. But we did have some news in the NBA. Some, I don't know what to call this news. Some powerful words, some powerful, a powerful statement from one James Harden, who was over on a promotional tour over in China when he said this. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. Let me say that again. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. So Rohan, putting on a shelf for a minute the interesting location of James Harden's comics, which took place in China. Playing to his crowd. Playing to his crowd. China, of course, where Darryl Maury is not the most popular figure because of an earlier tweet years ago now about Hong Kong. Putting that aside for a moment, what did you make of James Harden choosing mid -August on a promotional tour in China to reveal at least a portion of why he no longer wants to play in Philadelphia? It's pretty incredible. Chris, you've been doing this longer than I have. Every time I think we've kind of seen everything when it comes to trade requests, like we were talking earlier, like what Damian Lillard doing this summer, pretty aggressive, his agent at least kind of publicly telling the Miami Herald, I believe, like, Damian really only wants to go to Miami. That was taking on a life of its own. This is really shocking to me on so many levels, only because I think Darryl Maury is probably the biggest James Harden fan, or at least seemed to be the biggest James Harden fan left in the NBA. He's kind of been James' biggest champion over the years. That to see those two have their relationship end up here is pretty shocking to me.
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
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"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"It is a big systemic failure in how we've designed the banking system until we fix that. Something like this is going to keep happening, right? All there's these images saying Silicon Valley banks, capital versus it's held to maturity assets. It's sort of an outlier. Okay. But there's going to be a different kind of outlier tomorrow. This is going to be a different kind of outlier Mark. And until we actually fix the underlying thing which is we've created a two tier deposit system, we privatize the notion of insurance, et cetera, et cetera, there will be another thing tomorrow. There will be another I can't believe this is happening who could have predicted. The last question that I got, and I might be the one to address this just because I think it's kind of a silly question, but I want to bring it up anyway. Where do I guess they're saying the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the treasury, get the authority to cover more deposits than specified by law. They've always had that authority is just what I want to say to this individual. They have always had it. As long as they have existed, when there are times of crises, they do whatever they want, essentially. So I don't know, it might not feel right, it might not feel okay, but I would suggest that when there are bank runs and there's collapses occurring left and right. They kind of have always just done whatever they. I feel like the answer to that is kind of like the $1 trillion coin. There's lots of laws with lots of different authorities and one might play certain limits, but often there's another one, which if you read it carefully and use your intellect, you can come up with a way to achieve your ends. Yeah, there's a great historian of the common law guy named nilsson, who has this quote that I always teach where he sort of says, if the rules of property don't give you the answer you want, try the rules of contract.
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"There's still the good thing that we need to keep our eye on and the place that we're working towards, which is a simplified, safer, more boring banking system where you don't have pockets of complexity that people can ram a grift through. So I'm just going to go through unless Ben, if you have more questions, feel free. But I'm just going to run through some questions that were dropped on a tweet that I put out suggesting that we are speaking with you, Rohan. So one is, what are the moral hazards involved in the unlimited depositor insurance? We've gone over this, so I don't think we need to address that. I'd like to know what banks would be using as collateral. I also think we've addressed that. All of their loans, right? Expand collateral schedule to everything a bank is licensed to issue, get a price on it. Oh, and I wanted to say, to your point earlier about, is anything happening in this direction? Maybe not in the U.S., but actually for the last half decade in the UK, they have been moving towards what they call pre positioning accounts, prepositioning collateral. So that is actually something that mervyn king advocated for in his book, the end of alchemy. I think it's called. But basically, he described it as like a pawn shop, not a POR in, but a PAW. And there has to be careful and in America with my accent. Upon shop, where you can go in and pledge any collateral and there is a price. The prepositioning is you go and get that price assessed before the crisis. So you go and you say, here's a chunk of my balance sheet. If I were to pledge this, what would you give it for me? And then the Bank of England doesn't assessment and says we'd give you this haircut. And then that becomes the legally significant price. That's the liquidity price that you know you can get.
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"And the pricing power, et cetera, et cetera. And so if you want to be dealing with that, seriously, yes, we should deal with that. And there are limits on how you can use the money canon if you want to maintain stable prices. But we aren't having that conversation. We're having ridiculously misleading conversations about whether the quantity of money is too high or not. When the thing that we are defining as money is so narrow, it's not even working on its own terms. We're not even looking at all the sources of demand in the economy. So I think, you know, whether people like the infinity sign or not, it's there. It was there in 2020, was there in 2008. It's been there since 1935, has been there since 1971, in 1963, right? We've been doing the infinity sign in different ways all the time. And unless you want to say, I don't like this entire system at all. I want to move to a Murray rothbard system of roving gangs that enforce nominal private property through choose your own judge adventure, which sounds definitely not corrupt at all. Then what the hell are you talking about? We know what we know what that looks like. It's terrible. He gets to the point where he says, yeah, people should be able to sell children. I respect his intellectual consistency, but he's an absolute lunatic. Unless you're that person, then your Milton Friedman and you're saying, yeah, we do need a state. We do need property rights. We do need a police force. We do need private property enforcement and contracts. And in that world, you've got a dollar. You've got a thing that gets issued. So there is no such thing as a privately issued dollar. Do you think having this collateral schedule and having these banks basically pledge their assets at the fed does it give the public more influence or less influence over like banking regulations and does it make them more or less responsive to the public? I mean, I don't know about you. I used to be an elementary school teacher. I find this stuff convoluted as hell, and I'm a professional working in an old day, right? Secondary markets securitization, re hypothecation, like reading the first time finding out that you can sort of take a single treasury security and have multiple actors in a day, use it as their own collateral, like on ongoing basis, blew my mind. Like what? This asset is in 15 places at once. On 15 people's balance sheet and the only and the assumption is that everyone's going to unwind it perfectly and God forbid if they don't. Like, what? This is what the public is supposed to understand. What I'm saying is you make a loan, you make money. It gets given to the person you make the loan for. And then we look at the loan and we see whether we like it. I can explain that to a 5 year old. You have an IOU, you give the IAU to the bank, the bank gives the IU to the government, the government gives the bank money, the person gets the money. If the IOU is good, everything's fine. If the IAU is bad, the bank goes under. That's it. Yeah. Yeah, even trying to explain like, if we go to something more basic, like the sweep accounts that we were talking about, it's like, okay, so where to start. Let's start with the FDIC. First of all, the FDIC used to ensure a $100,000. That limit got changed after the great financial crisis. It got moved up to a $250,000. Why? I don't know. It just did. Okay. So anyway, we have to talk. Politics, politics. Don't worry about it. It was a 100,000 and then we changed it, when did we change it?
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"I think that is a another minefield, because we're talking about, even though you're right, and I don't disagree with you, it's almost like when you acknowledge it, you start encountering some issues, it seems like when you start acknowledging, yeah, we can just fucking print money, guys. We can literally just print as much money as we want. Well, no you can't, right? No, you can't just print as much money as you want because at some point, if people start to lose faith in your money printing, the value of the money goes down significantly. Do you think we're flirting with any of that right now? No, not really. I mean, so on the first point, I think you can't really get out of the government being involved when you're talking about the U.S. dollar, right? You're talking about something denominated in the government's currency. If someone wants to deal with gold, they can try and then it is a contractual dispute. I'll take you to court and cult will make you paying dollars. So you live in a dollar denominated world. First of all, second of all, I mean, I can have debates with high school libertarian philosophers if you want, but it really will get to this point where property rights themselves are a public enforceable thing, right? Oh, I just want the government to stay away from me. Yeah, you and what? You and the plot of land that's like half of Montana that you want to have the cops protect. This idea of libertarian philosophy that doesn't acknowledge the huge sort of logical hole around property rights. I think it's just a non starter and it's why libertarians only get 3% of the vote every year because they want to pretend like they hate the government, but they're the biggest status out there. They just want the government to protect all their property and then let them do whatever they want with it. We have a version of the state for that. It was the white supremacist that ran the south until we beat them in a war, right?
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"Any bank can pledge any loan that they make for no discount. You know, well, that's a massive subsidy. Yeah, for 5 minutes. For 5 minutes, watch what actually happens to the public's understanding of what that system is on the other side of making it that clear. And if it was such a subsidy, I wouldn't be getting the vociferous opposition from the banks when I suggested. Now to your question about how you deal with big change and whether it actually is coming, part of this is you push the opening window stuff, right? You push the big thing that you get some sort of little change along the way. But part of it is also sometimes change, there's a lot of things that happen very slowly and then all at once. And part of the vantage point of someone like me is, I'm looking at public banking, I'm looking at crypto. I'm looking at government digital currencies and looking at banking regulation. I'm looking at the collateral schedule and the fed into liquidity provisioning process as well as the FDIC insurance. So what I'm thinking about these different things, they're already moving. There's already stuff happening. There is already a debate about central digital Central Bank digital currency deposit outflow. There is already a debate about public banking. There is already a debate about stablecoins and whether they're safe and all that kind of stuff, right? Saying hey, this should be one thing that we just call money in an account, and it should be fully guaranteed, and that guarantees should be explicitly you're issuing public dollars. That screw circle. Pretty aggressively, right? This is a real litigation of the stable act amongst other things in the middle of all of this. Because circle lost its peg, right? Circle was suddenly exposed to the uninsured deposit to the bank after claiming it's all the same blah blah blah. Well, if you've got the point where they're literally just holding a 100% government insured deposits and that's the only thing that they can realistically hold, then what are they?
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"A yield curve, and that matters for the relative distribution of interest and all that stuff for these different assets. But over time, what we are saying today about what's going to happen in 30 years has nothing to do with what's actually going to happen in 30 years. It's our conception the present of the future. It is not actually the future. And so we can change that. We can move that around. We can invert the yield curve even, and then invert it back again. So what I think is interesting is if you are moving towards something where you're guaranteeing all the deposits step one, that means you have to focus on the assets step two and part of that means when you do let them hold some sort of safe asset. That you are not letting them incur duration of maturity risk, interest rate risk as well. That is a fundamentally different structure than we have now. We can put certain regulatory scrutiny to bed and focus on other things. And I think that's the, that's the sweet sauce that comes out of this is that we stop having useless conversations and start having much more productive ones. I'm quite interested in this discussion because I think what you're what you're suggesting is totally upending the entire banking structure, the system at large. Like you're talking about changing bonds, you're talking about changing insurance, you're talking about changing the way banks interact with one another, how they interact with the fed, how they interact with the treasury, you're talking about changing everything. Now, that's part of why I don't suspect they're going to pursue this method of deconstruction and construction. But I want to compare this to the kind of vitriolic debate going on around venture capital right now because obviously Silicon Valley bank has the name Silicon Valley and I think that has been significant. The optics were great.
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"Banks to be responsible for doing credit allocation and underwriting, which again, you know, reasonable minds can disagree, I suppose, capitalist socialist, whatever. Like I would spend a lot of my time on public funding first and then public banking second and then he kind of go down the list all the way down here is how well I care about commercial private banking. But at the moment, it's all messed up with the depository system. Well, one of the biggest things that people are having concerns about at the bank of international settlements and central banks around the world when they're talking about a Central Bank digital currency is not that it will fail, but that it will work too well and everyone will take their money out of the banking system. And so you're hearing all these, in my opinion, absolutely ridiculous suggestions, like, well, we'll just pay no interest on it. Or we will just cap the amount that people can hold. Or we'll make it really hard to take funds out so that people keep most of their funds in the deposit system. And you're going, wait a second, so you're building this whole digital currency, and then you're going to design it to be as undisrupted as possible to limit its actual applications because why you're concerned that deposits will flow out of the banking system. Yes, it's going to make lending so much more expensive. It's going to cause a liquidity crunch. Well, I've got a liquidity cannon here that I can lend it zero interest. So stop stop doing this. Can we get back to a real conversation about how to build a good digital currency system? And one point last time that is that if you look at the current debate right now around kind of serious stablecoin regulation, what the treasury and others are talking about, which you know, who knows if anything is going to come out by the end of this administration.
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"I think to add to cast this question here, when we had you on to discuss the stable act, one of the things we talked about how was like with the reserve primary fund and the money market funds in 2008 when the liquidity started to come out. The federal government had to come in and basically ensure these absolutely uninsured assets because the broader risk was to much beyond that. And when we were talking about the staple act, the context was that these money transmitters would end up with basically these fed master accounts and keep all their money there, which is effectively fully guaranteed by the faith and credit of the United States. And I think a lot of this same argument you're getting at here, which is that we've effectively done this for a long time, but in a structure that doesn't actually support doing this. Explicitly. Yeah, my dad has this old lime, which I've just started saying more and more. It seems the only thing that matters anymore. There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it again, right? And so we just in this Groundhog Day scenario. And so what I'm always trying to work out is what is changing. What is changing the narrative? What is the direction where we can not do it again? What are we breaking, where it literally can not repeat the same cycle. And I think somebody has broken this time and to cast Azalea point, there's definitely moral hazard, right? There's definitely a bail in situation. There's definitely a bunch of people that are getting money right now, which frankly fuck them. But if that's the price to pay to actually change the system once and for all, fine. Fine. You know, it's not like we haven't been bailing people out for decades. It's not like this isn't an lodge sounding problem. Even people like Hyman minsky were talking about uninsured depositor runs, you know, being the primary source of shadow banking risk and to your point Bennett that we spent so much time trying to maintain these fictitious distinctions
"rohan" Discussed on Crypto Critics' Corner
"And because of that mismatch, there's pressure to create safe asset like instruments to give the appearance of being safe. And he identified that as a big driver of sort of shadow banking and shadow money in general. But we're also seeing now that this is also a function of the way that we treated bonds. We had this system where these banks were expected to hold on to high quality liquid assets and we could value those bonds at hold to maturity prices rather than marked to market prices. Which was fine as long as you didn't actually need a liquidity, right? As long as you didn't actually need to sell those buttons at any point. And I think what we're seeing now is a recognition that even though they are safe in the credit risk sense, they're not saving interest rate and duration risk sentence. But the Central Bank is basically saying we don't want that to be a problem anymore. We're going to take that off the balance sheet. We're going to make the whole bond structure part of a safe asset system. And I think that's a kind of pretty transformative moment. Sorry, and I just want to just jump in here because I don't. I assume that everybody is familiar with what? Exactly what we're talking about here just 'cause it's been such crazy news over the past week. But in case anyone doesn't know exactly what we're talking about here, Silicon Valley bank and signature bank and to a lesser extent silver gate, which voluntarily liquidated. So that's a different story. But two other banks failed, these are the first bank failures since 2020. And these bank failures have been backstopped by a joint statement from the FDIC, the treasury, and the Federal Reserve, essentially committing to securing all of these deposits that we're going to be in trouble because of two bank runs. Now these bank runs occurred because of a mismatch in assets.
"rohan" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Move on here. We got, again, a lot of good emails for this episode. This is an interesting one here. This one comes from John. I'm really sorry if I'm pronouncing your name correctly. Please feel free to email me back with the connect pronunciation. Dear love island Rohan bestseller Chris and the green pod mic. Longtime listeners and sharp and Gollum are times. I love the show and how you all have amazing chemistry to keep the off season interesting. Thank you. Thank you so much for this email. Jean goes on to say I was so excited to hear Rohan commenting on NBA two K, which I did in our most recent episode. His question for us is I don't think we have to go this deep into it, but this is I do like this question. Who are your top two K picks at each position and who are your top three surprise folk that are not common for fans of only the current NBA, but also historically. John, I'm just gonna open this up. Who are some of your favorite players to hoop with in two K over the years? Yeah, I would have to go back because I loved two K, I have since fallen off a little bit. Sort of aging out. I picked up the game in like four. I haven't picked up a copy in four years. Yeah, I'm sort of aging out of getting a new copy on a new console every time, right? And you're fantasy leagues keep you so busy. My fantasy. Intricate. They take a lot of work. Yes. Clearly. I will say one quick thing about that league. It had for a time in addition to having several NBA journalists in it. It had for a time somebody who was who was for a very long time and NBA executive who is now doing other things NBA related. Whose name I will keep out of it. But that person was in our league. Never won the league. That's how tough. That seems like a conflict of interest. That seems like a massive. It seems like that's why we're not going to mention his name.
"rohan" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I just finished beautiful world where are you by the God Sally Rooney? Really enjoyed it. Probably her best novel so far. Really? Okay, I gotta check that one out. That was good. So other Rohan email or Rohan, I hope that those recommendations do you over for the time being? Rohan, the one I'm speaking to right now, I hope you give the book bricks while I'm gone. I'll do my best. Maybe I can text in a few because I have I'm going to be getting a lot of reading done over the next couple of months, hopefully. Maybe not, I don't know. You expect to be getting a lot of reading done, I don't know. I don't know what else to do. Everything you've consumed about being a parent in the first column, so you're like, you know what? This seems like it's high in my life. I'm going to get a lot of time to crack open the books. I'm just going to be on the hammer. Important child. Maybe not. Maybe there will be no reading. I don't know. Don't know what to expect.
"rohan" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Team, I don't know how much of your question was about him or kind of just the team in general. Yeah, it's about the team. Can the team win the championship? Ayton is such a big question mark here. Which, by the way, in Rohan was out there and was in the media room when this was said, I didn't see it as far as the video, I probably should have watched it right before the podcast. In terms of how stern, I guess, Monty Williams wasn't in regards to the question about why ayton was pulled last night. They're not why, but yeah, I guess it was why..
"rohan" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Longtime listener, first time writing in. Michael and Rohan's all NBA chat made me start to think. If you swapped LeBron for the best player on any other team, how many of those teams have worse championship odds than the Lakers currently do. Thanks guys and keep up the great pods. So I think healthy Anthony Davis, first of all, this is a really fun I love questions like this. You really do. I do. And I gave it a lot of thought. Healthy Anthony Davis kind of makes this tough because that dude is very disappointing right now. And he says ridiculous things..
"rohan" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"What's up up in front globe? I'm your host Michael the pod pina and I'm joined on the other line by my good friend Sports Illustrated staff writer Rohan nadkarni. Rohan, I texted you last night to let you know that on today's show, we would each be power ranking our ten favorite shots from Jayson Tatum's 51 point masterpiece in Washington. But instead I've spared you that assignment. And I have a question that's more in line with the actual theme of today's show that I want to run by you. Are you ready? Yeah, let's hear it. Okay. So after the dust has settled and all the ballots are counted. How many all star votes do you think grace and Allen will receive from his fellow players? Can we is the bugs like who's running the buck social media account? Potentially someone different now than three days ago. Why are they intent on team social accounts? Generally don't get involved anyway, and quote unquote offensive tweet. To me, we're not going to get in this discussion, but it's like, what does it really matter sometimes? There's definitely things that are in poor taste or whatever, and it's like generally it doesn't matter. You can just ignore it to eat in your life will go on. But the box for some reason seem like intent on just like making people angry. They went after the raptors weirdly, like a week or two ago in the Shang-Chi was in their mentions. Civil you. Like, what's going on here? They just start. I don't know what's going on there, but just team accounts, like take a breath, just tweet out the score. You know, what's going on here? I was not expecting that diversion. The team accounts are just a little heavy handed with the masala these days. And it's like, let's dial it down a bit. So that's your grace on Allen take that Milwaukee buck social media needs to chill out..
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"Weekend for Esports. Across West is OverWatch League. Saw their first fan attended, sanctioned event in over a year and one of the first 4 e Sports in the region as e. Sports City of Arlington hosted. The Dallas fuel fans in front of their wage is equal team with the Dallas fuel delivering a pounding three, one victory over the Houston Outlaws in the battle for Texas. This could spell the beginning of the actual return for land. Play with fans as a CDL 5 is slated to be that first and attended land competition in csgo and upset occurred yesterday as Gambit Esports. Finally felt the hands of G2, what could easily be slated as an amazing match between the two teams know, over times. But gee to manage to pull off a 2-1 series victory over that Gambit team now. It's playoff said, we'll see this Collision of competition set to take off this Friday. Is quarterfinals begin with. I am colognes final to begin on this upcoming Sunday. Lastly, folks, I wanted to take the time to mention that one of these Sports networks own Freelancers. Rohan samal had a tragic accident. Take place in Broad, one of the best and most consistent journalistic voices in Esports. Needs your help. In order to properly recover, his life-changing injuries. Don't look to bring down his spirits as he's hopeful to begin Physical Therapy soon and return. A World of Sports journalism. We ask that you simply visit and share his GoFundMe page and give back to one of our own will leave a link in the podcast description. I'm Kevin Koreans add to my time and that has been your Esports minutes off on Twitter, a t, Sports Network, and accurate 24. And to be sure to visit East sportsnetwork.com for more stories written by our great staff will. Once again, tomorrow on Tuesday,
"rohan" Discussed on Meditative Story
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"rohan" Discussed on Meditative Story
"I've been thinking a lot about sleep recently. My two year old is finally settled down into a palatable pattern. And i'm relearning the simple pleasures of long deep sleep. Who's been a decent sleeper. But i do know that it's a big issue for so many people and in fact probably the biggest reason people turned to mindfulness and meditation so in this special episode. I'm going to focus on sleep. So i would also recommend only listen to and going to sleep because as it happens we heard from our listener survey that many you light. Listen to meditate story as he prepared asleep. Anyway as a new added benefit for members will be releasing companion or the experience to meditative story code sleep so i like to think of sleep zone as a knee bedtime experience. We created it because so many of you love the original music composed for the podcast. A composer ryan takes a beautiful melodies from each meditative story. Haphazard custom create soundtracks. The settle your mind allowing you to wind down then as you shift into sleep sleep some transitions into more. Abstract musical washes interns shift in and out of focus essentially becoming a dream school. It's one of the benefits. He created for members which we over for ninety nine dollars a year. So please head to meditative story though come forward slash member to sign up and become a member. We'll be adding new sleep songs every month. Okay so speaking of sleep. Out of all the meditations i've designed over the is. This is the one i get asked about. The most and i call it fade and global. Learning to do is quiet. Mind since quite mines and good night. Sleep are best friends. Let's start by just enjoying lying. Half.
Interview With Paul Davison and Rohan Seth of Clubhouse
"So today. We're releasing a special live episode of the show. It's my conversation with paul davison and rohan. Seth co founders of the social media app clubhouse. I spoke with pawn rohan back in april for a how i built. This live event that we did on clubhouse now. If you don't know a clubhouse is that may be because you choose to ignore news and that's okay no judgment but basically it's a social media app but in audio format clubhouse allows people to an audio chat rooms to discuss anything from sports to politics to networking and currently the app has over ten million users clubhouse launched in march of twenty twenty just as the pandemic began shutting things down. The timing couldn't have been better since there was a newfound demand for people to connect. Virtually paul ro haunt of started working on what would eventually become clubhouse a year earlier in two thousand nineteen. It was the first business they ever worked on together which is surprising because before that they kind of lived. Parallel lives both attended stanford for undergrad and grad school. Both spend time working at google and both started social media apps that were eventually acquired the first place paths could have crossed was at stanford row. Han came to the. Us from india and was getting his undergraduate degree in computer. Science and paul was trying to break into the startup world while he was at stanford graduate school of business and honestly. It's probably generous to claim that. I that i knew what i was doing. I was just really interested. In getting involved in the start up world and so i like the idea of going back to stanford and just immersing myself in that so it was a great experience. I went back to school there and spent most of my time just working on independent research projects working with local startups and entrepreneurs doing small group dinners and faculty lunches and and thinking about start-up ideas and business school. I think is kind of what you make of it
Oklahoma announcer calls girls' basketball team racial slur as players kneel during anthem
"Sports announcer facing severe fall out, caught on an open microphone using racial slurs against a girl's high school basketball team. His apology, drawing even more criticism, maybe sees the rain shop. The national anthem was playing before Norman Hi took on Midwest City when a man's voice which local media says belongs to video stream, or Matt Ruin, was overheard commenting about the Norman girls taking a need a statement later attributed to Rohan admitting to quote inappropriate and racist comments for which there was no excuse. But the statement adds, I suffer Type one diabetes. I Do not believe that I would have made such horrible statements absent my sugar spiking. The Livestream broadcaster has apologized for Roman's behavior, cutting ties with the announcers company. And a promising their own investigation into the incident.
Prep announcer's racist comment caught on mic
"A basketball announcer is apologizing for his use of racist language accidentally caught on air in a statement. Friday matt rohan confirmed that he was the announcer heard on a hot mike making inappropriate and racist comments during a girls high school basketball game in
The recovery is slowing down so much soon it could be going backwards
"Can still be alarming. The problem is improvement in the job. Market is slowing way down. We were adding jobs twice as fast just a month earlier in october. Economists joseph bruce willis at our sim consulting. Explains this with and warn you some complex math math that i almost flunked in college. What we call a first riveted. Second derivative problem first of look strong the two hundred and forty five thousand jobs we added in november but the second derivative that's the rate of change of the rate of change is actually cloyne continues. You'll end up with an outright loss of jobs on a monthly basis. So he's saying if employment growth keeps decelerating. We could be losing jobs by next month and even if we keep up with november's pace full recovery is going to take a very long time says daniel jau at jobsite glass door because we're nine point. Eight million jobs short pre-crisis levels at this month's pace take us until twenty twenty four to return to those pre-crisis levels that we'd had and digging out of this unemployment hole is about to get harder says lisa rohan at forbes advisor she points to rising covid cases and government shutdown orders mounting business failures and government relief about to expire. A majority of people are feeling less comfortable than they did. Six months ago to make regular household purchases and a vast majority of people are holding off on those major purchases like a home or a car the latest forbes adviser ipsos poll finds half of american workers are now afraid they or someone they know. We'll lose their job in the next six months. I'm mitchell hartman for marketplace. This being a friday it is time for a look back at what the heck happened jobs. And otherwise neil. Richardson is here. She's at adp. David gura is back as well. Hey to so neil. Let me go to you as the trained economist on the panel David if you've ever took calculus. I never did and i surely would fail. I don't i don't even know bonilla To the point that mitchell was making and job as well as well this idea that labor market gains are slowing that seems to me to be perilous. It is and i was a math major said well
Whole Family Wellness
"Let's start by having you introduce yourselves the way you would to a large group of people So I was born and raised in the area. That is now known as North Dakota. I'm from the Turtle Mountain Band of my Mom's side of the family. So I'm initial Bay and I'm Papa Lakota from the Standing Rock on my Dad's side of the family I lived on the East Coast for a number of years where I went to college at Dartmouth and I went to Grad School at Columbia University for Journalism and I am now the mom to a one year old and the partner to fashion. We live together in Phoenix Arizona where we run our our initiative called while for Culture. So wellness is my passion. I'm also a writer and a journalist but pretty much everything I do. Now is like health and family related Well softball scoop dodged everyone to the both of you and for those. That had a chance to me on. Yep Suga cash on knock to damage over jude are Choon. I'm from the Salt River. People around this area right here and Just happy to be here sup without the ATHOL AENA. Happy to be sitting here to be speaking with both of you. And it's awesome and you guys are one of our favorite podcasts and so we are just honored to be here and wanted to say thank you to the for the awesome work that you're doing with this in just around native country and the individual work you know we worked together. Matija in the past and I worked a little bit with us well at college horizon. So it's awesome to be here in this space to be able to be discussing more of these so very happy with that also work with the native Wellness Institute. I'm a board member there and I've been working with them now for about ten years now and Chelsea said one of the CO founders in our initiative that we call wealth for culture and and as Chelsea had said as well. Wellness is something. That's definitely my passion and the wellness that's rooted within our people and sexual ways. Yeah something that. I'm very passionate about and Just very Excited to try to share what little we know in this area of health and wellness as it pertains to family as you said and we know that that's a big part of of our communities you know it's it's the strong communities are built by our strong families and that's really the root of healing in the root of preserving and maintaining evolving. Our indigene are families and I think that's one of the most beautiful things we can put our energy and effort to especially in Mike this. You know when it's just we have so much going on and on world you know so my heart is full and I'm happy I you know I think the other thing. That's really cool. Is that you know you're a photographer. And you danced for years right with your work with Rohan long on the street. Dance B boy crews and stuff Yeah I didn't think about that what I think about this work. You do too because it's kind of like you know this evolution of becoming these. These people like Chelsea talks about you know going to Dartmouth and Columbia and becoming a journalist and and then you yourself. It's like being a photographer and working in industry and it takes so many different skills to put out content on a regular basis. And you know you to have been developing those skills for a really long time so maybe we could start just having you talk a little about the origins of welfare culture. And and your purpose and what that means to you individually. Well we founded in twenty fourteen shortly after I met. Actually we both were on our own individual healing and wellness journeys And we came together as friends and we did this cool photo. Shoot Auch Photograph me as it was at the time we were calling it like an urban warrior kind of thing but it was just this really cool fitness that we did in your city but meanwhile we were having all these conversations talking about how you know healthy. Lifestyles really are congruent. With our ancestral ways. Both of us were raised in ceremony. But both of us also kind of went the wayside with that a little bit You know during our teens and twenties and you know moving away both both of us moving away from our reservoirs and into cities and kind of just exploring the world and but eventually coming full circle back to that and so it was really cool because I connected as friends through that shared passion for connecting wellness with with our culture. At the time. We realized that there wasn't a lot of imagery of healthy active strong native people and we wanted to change that and so we co founded while for culture and it started as a website and an instagram and facebook page and then it quickly grew into basically this consulting business in Marietta. Other things that we do as well. Yeah we got together because like Jesse had said she was doing journalism. And as you'd mentioned I was doing photography and I after a while. I really wanted to start to kind of help. Help help with the movement that that you're contributing to your work is just to help to portray this our image. You know what I mean that we do have in our communities that often doesn't portrayed in so we started really like she said delve into that and we started really looking at it. And you know I was coming from a perspective of coming. From my community where diabetes obesity cardiovascular heart disease is really super high high in comparison to the non native people that are live on the border. Just a couple miles away you know. The life expectancy is just the gap between is is insane and so I was coming from from that perspective. That how we need to we need to really reclaim our health. And we need to put our health for first and foremost in our diginity to continue on and for me it was it was it was moved my body exercising and training and Alice really trying to draw those connections between that in and being a part of the community and We share a lot. Two of my personal observation is that I watched the the the the the community. I guess involvement and ceremonial things that bring wellness and love and happiness declined because of poor health. People can't show up so I just got really driven on this. This thing like you know we need to. We need to reclaim our health. In whatever way that is for people you know for me was exercising and know trend to really strengthen my relationship to food and so we got together and we start man this is. There's so much more than just you know putting out an image of somebody working out and trying to encourage and motivate people. That's a big part of it. You know but there's certainly a lot more to it so you know. We delved into it to try to create more of a wellness model. That was kind of rooted in in a lot of our cultural values and just kind of going around native country with my work. With Native Wellness Institute the Focus was always on on for sure was pinpointing historic trauma was healing but we didn't see the inclusion a lot of bringing a healthy lifestyle once again. It's as far as physical health. Bring our foods right back into the conversation healing or bringing movement and into the conversation. We're really seeing that so much too and I think that that's sort of like our generations contribution like it's what we're doing this all of us living here now so we really kind of just tried to go forward with that and develop it over the years and later on we became a family and and we realized that everything we were we were coming up with in creating and learning about and putting into practice and sharing about and doing workshops and trainings on was. We're things that we have this opportunity now to live that into model that and to to show that and I think that that's one of the most powerful things we can do is just model that you know model that that that wellness of that. Good life for all of our families to see you know. We're we're strengthening that spirit of wellness step brings families together increase healing once again to you know when when anyone participates in that and so and so you know. That's that's how we got to where we are with it today and as you said now we are really you know as a young family moving forward with that
Whole Family Wellness
"Hello friends and relatives. Welcome back to another episode of All. My relations were so happy. You're here Hello. Good morning good afternoon. Good evening hello hello. We have a really great episode for you today. We're talking with DOS Collins and Chelsea Lugar of the welfare culture initiative. They are two of our friends and colleagues who we have known for a long time in different areas of their life And we recorded this episode of few months ago back when Michigan was still pregnant so it was a really amazing opportunity to talk with them about the work that they do In thinking about wellness from a really kind of holistic perspective and indigenous perspective and how that takes into account we eat how we move our bodies what we think about especially during The time of life that Mantica was en and that Chelsea had been in not long Before her so we were bonus. Double excited 'cause we knew we had this episode coming and a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times. There was an article about food movements in Indian country and it featured Some really beautiful photographs of Fashion Chelsea and their daughter aloe And talked to them a little bit about the work they do. So what we thought. That could be a really great entry point into our conversation. thinking that many people might have encountered. They're work recently in the New York Times but then again I started actually reading the article and the article did what did what we always see. Which is that. It reinforced that poverty porn narrative and framed native people. You know from this perspective that put them in a place of of danger of survival as extinction they think it's essentially another extinction narrative. Almost and so I'd be really interested Adrian and in wondering how you might frame that if you were going to let say bright this article for the New York Times Okay so I am someone in my education research world. I think a lot about what we call deficit framing and it's something that You see a lot in research about quote unquote marginalized communities about native students in particular Where our communities? Our students are whoever we're talking about are always framed as lacking as As needing interventions as needing resources as being just framed is in a deficit Perspective and the difference between a deficit perspective. And then one. That is more in my work. I used the word. Goodness focus or like Asset based is looking at things from a position of strength and what communities already have and what they're bringing to the table and so this article is from the beginning. It's called how native Americans are fighting food crisis and the subtitle is as the corona virus limits access to food many are relying on customs like seed saving and canning that helped their forebears survive hard times so from the start. It's framed as though the corona virus is what is causing a food crisis in Indian country. And because of this moment all of a sudden people are returning to stroll knowledge is in traditional customs quote unquote which is like a word. I hate It's very anthropological. But they go on to The reporter interviews people that are incredible leaders in these areas in their communities. Folks that she actually Got Access to a lot of the names from my friend and colleague Liz Hoover who is an incredible food sovereignty researcher who is not mentioned anywhere in the article but The folks that are profiled in here people that we know their their names through this work. Milo yellow hair in weight loss and Chelsea Rebecca and Stephen Webster in night a Folks in San Carlos like it's just a a list of really incredible leaders but they're all framed as there's a crisis and they are reacting to it rather than if I would have written this article to your question. I very clearly would have framed. This as here is a moment where we are worried about the food supply chain in what is currently known as the United States. And here's a chance for us to look to indigenous communities as leaders in how to take care of one another and how to use and social and traditional knowledge is that have always been there To lead us through this moment and into a future that looks different than what we have now. A better and brighter future around our food and food security because a lot of these communities that are profiled here actually like aren't in a moment of crisis around their food systems they are just shifting their policies and practices to to what people are needing right now. And that's a beautiful model that a lot of communities be learning from like the work that Brian Yazdi is doing in. Minneapolis around feeding Urban elders and community members through traditional foods. That in itself is an amazing story. And instead it's just a little blip in this article about how he didn't have any catering jobs so started volunteering. So I just think the framing of it overall could have really been from this point of strength talking about that. Our communities know how to help one another no. The power of traditional foods know how to work with the land that they live on All of these things that are really important lessons for everyone rather than framing it as some sort of food crisis and yes like we do have food insecurity in Indian country. There's also a lot of amazing lessons that can be learned from the work that these folks have been doing for decades. This isn't something that just popped up in the last few months lifetimes of work that people have been putting in to get us to this point to be able to access those resources and serve our communities in the ways that they need right Like the the ability. I noticed in this article that they talk about some Alaska fishermen and hunters and that these folks are doing this. You know to prepare for crisis. When in fact we know especially I being able to relate to fishing culture that we go fishing and put up food for winter and every springtime. You know it's something that my family has been doing for generations and our communities have been doing generations and it's a part of the intergenerational knowledge that we highly value in our communities. I was taken back when I read the book about Rohan White Because Rohan white is one of those women that Hey I hope we introduce you to on this podcast but B. I think of a Shiro. She's one of my. She's one of the most inspiring women I've ever encountered in all of Indian country. I had the privilege of taking one of her seed saving workshops and I was so moved by her indigenous intelligence her connection to land in her connection to seeds. And how empowering an empowered I felt after spending just one afternoon with her where she gave me seeds and made me feel like it was okay to grow them and how that important and she's been doing this work for a very long time and she started a whole food sovereignty movement along with Liz and others and in this article it talks about her growing heirloom seeds. Which is I think. It's just wrong. Because she doesn't grow heirloom seeds. She grows pre colonized seeds. Oh she she grows ancestral seeds. And you know it also says that she's doing this as a as a response to closed casino revenue which is so silly ruins been doing this empowering people because the people needed and because she was called to do this work and because she's been doing it for a really long time and I don't want to speak for her you know but I just. I'm really disappointed with the way that we are. Continuously framed in massive media and mass media especially in this New York Times article. I really hope that there will come a time that maybe instead you get to write the article nuts an outsider writing it for us.
When 'Branding First' Becomes The Only Option
"VERSUS SALES. Which one is more important debate? That has probably been going on about as long as businesses being around and at a time like this when a lot of us are in lockdown a lot of us are being forced to close businesses. Silence isn't really an option for us. So the only thing we've got left is branding now. There are some people out there right now. Though who do have an option you can choose branding of sales and a lot of people right now. I'm going down the sales route which is understandable because sales means revenue. You need revenue for the company to survive and so people are offering substantial discounts to try and encourage people to by. Now you know by now and you can carry that over book now for Your Hotel and it can be valid for six months twelve months after. But if you can possibly do it at this time if you can adopt a branding strategy the brand value the brand equity that you can build up in this time of crisis when people are in desperate need of help and when people don't have necessarily the money to be throwing around then. I think the long term benefits for your brand is substantial a great example of that came to my email inbox this morning from a guy called row and McKenna. Now I some of you will know Rohan. He's the CEO of Prima feet. Which is a supplier provider of fitness and gym equipment to the hospitality industry and that email basically said I know a lot of you guys are. Shut down at the moment. You'll gyms basically inactive. You need to make sure that you maintain your equipment. Now he could have gone one or two ways he could have said. Let me now sell you a maintenance program. Let me sell you a program that will cover a refresh. Once you open up again. He could have adapted very sales focused strategy to try and get some revenue in the door instead. What he's done is gone the Browning route and what he's done this said here's a free guide on how to look after your equipment that actually is going to bring to. Mama and it's going to bring some serious brand value for him in the long term so if you can possibly do it if you can do without the immediate revenue hit today trying to think about how you can instead. Be Building brand at a time like these. Because the brands that come out of this strongest will be the brands that did right by the people whether that's their customers. Their employees they supply as providers whoever's in your ecosystem as a company if you can do right by those people right now you'll brand equity coming out of these is going to be stronger.
When 'Branding First' Becomes The Only Option
"To day sixteen of the lockdown here in Malaysia. Branding versus sales. Which one is more important? It's a debate that has probably been going on about as long as businesses being around and at a time when a lot of us are in lockdown a lot of us are being forced to close businesses. Silence isn't really an option for us. So the only thing we've got left is branding now. There are some people out there right now. Though who do have an option you can choose branding of a sales and a lot of people right. Now I'm going down the sales route. Which is understandable because sales means revenue. You need revenue for the company to survive and so people are offering substantial discounts to try and encourage people to by. Now you know by now and you can carry that over book now for Your Hotel and it can be valid for six months twelve months after. But if you can possibly do it at this time if you can adopt a branding strategy the brand value the brand equity that you can build up in this time of crisis when people are in desperate need of help and when people don't have necessarily the money to be throwing around then. I think the long term benefits for your brand is substantial a great example of that came to my email inbox this morning from a guy called row and McKenna. Now I some of you will know Rohan. He's the CEO of Prima feet. Which is a supplier provider of fitness and gym equipment to the hospitality industry and that email basically said I know a lot of you guys are. Shut down at the moment. You'll gyms basically inactive. You need to make sure that you maintain your equipment. Now he could have gone one or two ways he could have said. Let me now sell you a maintenance program. Let me sell you a program that will cover a refresh. Once you open up again. He could have adapted very sales focused strategy to try and get some revenue in the door instead. What he's done is gone the Browning route and what he's done this said here's a free guide on how to look after your equipment that actually is going to bring to. Mama and it's going to bring some serious brand value for him in the long term so if you can possibly do it if you can do without the immediate revenue hit today trying to think about how you can instead. Be Building brand at a time like these. Because the brands that come out of this strongest will be the brands that did right by the people whether that's their customers. Their employees they supply as providers whoever's in your ecosystem as a company if you can do right by those people right now you'll brand equity coming out of these is going to be stronger. I get we've got to survive and look siles is critical for a lot of people right now but if you count or more to the point if you can possibly do without sales for the next couple of months try and focus on your branding strategy and hats off to to ruin for that. That approach that brand I approach. I think it's pretty smart already. That is it for today. I do thank you for your time and I will be back again tomorrow.
Dedicated To Two Women
"How do you fall in love again after loss? How do you deal with the complicated conflicting emotions that come from grieving one person and also opening in yourself up to loving someone else? That's what Brendan help explores in his essay. It's called dedicated to women. Only one of them alive. It's red by Terry. Crews he stars in Brooklyn Nine Nine on NBC. My wife is about to die as I leave. The hospice is to pick up our daughter at school. I tell cures I love her. She is ball's gaunt Johnson slipping in and out of consciousness. It takes a lot of effort for her to speak. I love you. I tell her as she surfaces briefly and Crooks I love you too. It's the last thing she will ever say to me. I take our seven year old daughter row in from school to the hospice. For brief visit and later that night I go back alone and sit by Kirsten's bed with her parents and sister Sherston is unconscious rasping and moaning with every breath Sometimes there's a long pause between her breasts and though it has become clear to me that prayer is ineffective each time. This long pause happens happens. I just pray that she's dead because I can't stand for her to be alive like this I fall asleep holding her hand and I wake up at one in the morning. I tell Kirsten's family. I have to leave because Kirstin and I agreed in advance that it was important for me to be with Rohan at bedtime in the morning joining I kissed Kirstin. Kabye have five hours later. It is Kirsten parents and sister who are with her singing as she dies and not mean I know I did what Kistin wanted but still we were together for fourteen years. I wish I'd been there two weeks later. I have a dream Kirstin ruin and I are in the same mall where Kirstin it. I went walking to try to get her. Contractions restarted on the frigid frigid January day. When Roy was born as a bookstore on a third floor and Kerstin and I take escalators? All the way up suddenly I realized I don't know where our daughter
News in Brief 25 April 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations on world malaria day marked on Thursday, the World Health Organization or WHO launched a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care after more than a decade of steady advances in fighting the disease progress has leveled off every two minutes a child dies from this preventable and treatable disease said W H O director general Ted gross at Hanane KEB rhesus, according to the UN health agencies latest world malaria report, the estimated number of malaria cases, remained virtually unchanged from twenty fifteen to twenty seventeen. There are approximately two hundred nineteen million cases globally and an estimated four hundred thirty five thousand deaths. The WHO chief said the campaign zero malaria starts with me. Calls on political leaders, the private sector and affected communities to take action to improve prevention diagnosis and treatment saying we all have a role to play the food and Agriculture Organization and European Union announced on Thursday, a new project to strengthen the resilience of agro-pastoral communities, which course, national boundaries in the Suhel targeting several priorities zones, including Senegal, but Keno Foucault, Molly and Nazir. The aim is to improve food security country level investments and building resilient livelihoods and policies to support communities. Major investments in rural development and agriculture must be integral to peace building efforts. FAO director general Jose Graziano to silver said while visiting Senegal the Suhel remains affected by conflict, malnutrition and population displacement, rendering million. In need of urgency assistance each year the project which will benefit one hundred forty thousand people many of whom are vulnerable pastoralists will help to address these crises at their roots. According to FAO, UN human rights experts said on Thursday that the refusal of Myanmar's top court to consider a final appeal by two jailed Reuters journalists represented a dark day for media freedoms and democracy in the country incarcerated for seven years in connection with their twenty seventeen investigation into the massacre of Rohan, gay men and boys at Indian village in rocking state. The supreme court on Tuesday rejected the appeal by wa loan and quavo. The experts underscored that neither committed a crime saying they were doing their job as investigative journalists. Reporting on issues of the utmost concern to the people of Myanmar and performing an. Essential democratic function the special rapid tour on the situation of human rights in me and more Yang. He Lee and special rapid tour on freedom of expression David Kay called the upholding of their convictions a grave injustice last week. Both journalists
Japan (Very Carefully) Drops Plastic Explosives Onto An Asteroid
"Early this morning. Japan's space agency dropped a bomb on an asteroid NPR's. Steph Brumfield reports it was done in the name of science this scene in the control room here on earth with tents. So very few people are sitting down. They're all standing up. That's the webcast from Japan space agency. Scientists and engineers were communicating with the spacecraft known as Haya Busa to it's currently somewhere between earth and Mars studying small asteroid the team watched as it released a copper disc filled with plastic explosives towards the asteroid then quickly maneuvered to a safe position. Then the explosives fired sending the disk flying into the asteroid surface. And I saw some smiles and applause that once lawlessly is perfect herald Connolly juniors researcher Rohan university here in the US who collaborates on high Abboud to he says, the explosive projectile was basically. Designed to dig a hole the purpose of it is to move material from a leaper death up to the surface. So it's not an open active aggression against another planetary body. Absolutely is not asteroids. Like this one have been hanging around the solar system for billions of years each particular afterwards. So the precursors to what earth was made from and thought they could teach us a lot about the planet's past even perhaps the origins of life here after the dust settles high abusive to study the crater created by today's explosion, it may even land and take a sample. Eventually it will return samples to
Japan Just Bombed an Asteroid in Our Solar System, For Science
"Early this morning. Japan's space agency dropped a bomb on an asteroid and PR. Steph Brumfield reports it was done in the name of science this scene in the control room here on earth was tense. So very few people are sitting down. They're all standing up. That's the webcast from Japan space agency. Scientists and engineers were communicating with the spacecraft known as Haya Busa to it's currently somewhere between earth and Mars studying small asteroid the team watched as it released a copper disc filled with plastic explosives towards the asteroid then quickly maneuvered to a safe position. Then the explosives fired sending the disk flying into the asteroid surface. And I saw some smiles in applause that once lawlessly is perfect herald. Conley juniors researcher Rohan university here in the US who collaborates on high abusive to he says, the explosive projectile was basically. Designed to dig a hole. The purpose of it is to move material from deeper death up to the surface. So it's not an open act of aggression against another planetary body. Absolutely is not asteroids. Like this one have been hanging around the solar system for billions of years each particular storage. So the precursors to what earth was made from and thought they could teach us a lot about the planet's past even perhaps the origins of life here after the dust settles high abusive to will study the crater created by today's explosion, it may even land and take a sample. Eventually it will return
9-year-old gets Colorado town to end ban on snowball fights
"Nine year old Dane best front city hall and won the severance, Colorado. Fourth grader went to a town board meeting on Monday and presented his case to overturn a century old ban on throwing snowballs all read this law should be changed. I have twenty letters from kids in my class that would like. This one of our third grade classes Rohan opinion paper on this law. And of course, after convincing the town board to overturn the ban Dane himself. Got to throw the first legal snowball in his town since the nineteen twenties and while Dame canal legally heave snowballs that his little brother. He has his eye on another town ordinance, which defines pets only as cats and dogs. Deign owns a Guinea pig. And he thinks they should have rights too.