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WABE 90.1 FM
"shabani" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"He was discharged after just 5 days I felt hopeful because I told her I was going home I waved her I set up a waiting for you And then everything started deteriorating Well she was like fighting a fight without any defenses Perry Han L shannah wani is a doctor at northwell health who is part of the team that cared for Stephanie without vaccination or the best treatments Stephanie got sicker She started to develop blood clots on her lungs Doctor Al shabani knew that as things progressed Stephanie would only suffer more Patients at that point she liked their suffocating their drowning And it's a horrible way to die The only option Stephanie had left was to go on a ventilator So the doctor sat down with her and asked her what do you want to do She did say that she has had enough that's her words I've had enough This is not a life I can't live like this anymore I'm done I just want to go Let me go I just want to die During a video call Laurie heard her mother's wishes She had been urging Stephanie to fight She knew it wasn't her time But hearing those words I can't live like this anymore something changed For years they'd been battling over the lies in the conspiracies Laurie knew it was time to make peace with the mother she loved And that meant helping Stephanie to die My whole mission after hearing that was the whole forget her wishes Because she's ready to die Help her I wrote little notes to myself It's Stephanie passed away a few days after Christmas At the funeral Arnold heard from dozens of people whose Stephanie had helped over the years through her astrology and just heard face and friendship They all said she changed my life In the month since Stephanie died the family has tried to move on Arnold Scott and the COVID vaccine Lori says she slowly making her peace I'm a lot less angry I think I was very angry in the beginning But she says she still thinks about the people who make the paranoia laced videos that her mother consumed day after day Whoever is creating all this content is on some level waging a war here in America inside of every family She wants more people to wake up to the damage these folks are doing And to help their loved ones.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"shabani" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"As that life in Austria. Tian, thank you very much, indeed. That was tea and Johnson lead strategist of the African alliance and co chair of community engagement for the Africa CDC's vaccine delivery alliance. Now for more on the virus, we head to Hong Kong, which is just burned non residents from Japan, Portugal and Sweden from entering the city. It comes as authorities attempt to prevent the spread of the omikron virus variant. Shibani is the Southeast Asia and Hong Kong bureau chief for The Washington Post and joins me on the line now. Thanks very much for coming on the show, shabani. Now, Hong Kong is among the last places in the world, pursuing a zero COVID strategy. What does that actually mean? Right, so yeah, Hong Kong along with Mainland China, as you note as sort of the last remaining holdouts of the zero COVID strategy, which has been pursued by Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan Korea and others before they realize it's untenable to keep borders closed for months and months to come and hear it here in Hong Kong, restrictions actually have just gotten tighter. I mean, we really haven't seen any loosening at all when I actually flew back to Hong Kong from the U.S. this August only had to do 7 days of quarantine, but that restrictions have only gotten tighter more severe. And now, basically, if you're coming from almost anywhere, you will be needing to do a 21 day quarantine. And yeah, I mean, it's just tightening and the situation with Hong Kong is perhaps even worse than on the mainland because Hong Kong is both closed to the rest of the world and also closed to the mainland right whereas in China you do have some ability to move around within the country, which has made people here feel very isolated, very frustrated and businesses are really sort of rethinking Hong Kong as a place for them to have a hub and for them to base their operations for Asia, which is obviously the role of Hong Kong for decades. So what are the latest countries to be stopped from entering Hong Kong altogether? So it's non residents who can not enter and residents who come in so people who've already outstanding Hong Kong thesis will have to do 21 day quarantine in a hotel in countries that are listed as having a high risk for the new omnicon variant. People who have come from those countries in the mostly in Southern Africa have to do 7 days in a sort of quarantine camp and then 14 days in a hotel. But as it stands, basically, if you're coming from any of the G 20 country, any sort of major economy in the world right now, if you're not a Hong Kong resident, you can't come. And if you are Hong Kong resident already have a Visa, you have to be in a hotel for 21 days. So let's just talk about that quarantine protocol. You talked about a quarantine camp. Yes. Yeah, so there's two different types of places you can quarantine here in Hong Kong. One is a hotel, which you would pay for yourself and book yourself and you need that booking before you land and arrive here in Hong Kong. But for those considered very high risk for those close contacts of somebody who's tested positive for any sort of variance of COVID at all, they have to go to a place called petty space, which is a government managed quarantine camp, essentially. I don't really know how to describe it. They sort of look like dormitories and you have very, very limited sort of freedom of getting different types of food in or feel freedom of movement and so on right where else in the hotel you are able to kind of be in a hotel and organize food and so on from outside. It's so much evidence that quarantine actually works. Well, I think if Hong Kong is pursuing a zero COVID strategy, a lot of experts have said, this is what you need to do. Actually, you do need this kind of very, very strict, very draconian measures, if there are COVID is your goal. But a lot of these experts have also questioned whether zero COVID is actually sort of sustainable in the long term. We've seen cases here in Hong Kong with people contracting COVID through the hotel. So when they're in their hotel quarantine, they that's where they got infected. And so there is evidence that a 21 day quarantine can actually make it make you more vulnerable to COVID rather than this. But the Hong Kong government is sort of in a position right now where they feel like they have no choice but to kind of throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. Because Beijing ultimately will decide if Hong Kong opens to the mainland Hong Kong. So they have to just kind of bend over backwards really and see what would be considered enough so that the mainland will reopen that border, which has been closed since the start of the pandemic. And what day to today life then like for residents of Hong Kong, our shops and restaurants open? Can you move about freely? Are people masked? Yeah, so people are almost 100% master. That's the rule here in Hong Kong. Day to today life is fairly normal in the sense that you are able to travel around the city without any problems, eat at restaurants, work out gyms that open and so on. There's a mandatory sort of app that you need to scan before going to any place, whether a gym or restaurant, even the wet markets in Hong Kong make you scan them now before you go in, and that's an extra layer that being added on in the hopes that that will be enough to consider that border reopening between Hong Kong and the mainland. But I think the really difficult thing is obviously there are a lot of experts here in Hong Kong and obviously a lot of Hong Kong is with family. Overseas with dual citizenship with passports. And who just not only have been separated from their families for a long time, but just can't go about doing doing business, right? Because Hong Kong was always a bridge between the rest of the world and the mainland, right? But right now, it's close to both the rest of the world and the mainland. So it's a very, very difficult situation for businesses. It's very difficult situation for families, especially at families. I know, Friends who've had family pass away and who family members pass away who get back in time because of these quarantine restrictions and then had to think about, well, do I have my hotel booking? Can I come back or the hotel's full? And so on and that's a sort of day to today conversation here. Everyone is talking about how hard it is to plan a normal life and to be able to connect with the outside world in Hong Kong and almost every conversation right now revolves around this idea of how long can this go on? If you see the situation with Kathy Pacific, which is Hong Kong's flagship airline, it's been very difficult because they have pilots are also subject to these really harsh quarantine rules, and they just don't want to do it anymore. And so if you have cargo pilots quitting, if you have passenger pilots quitting, it just exacerbates Hong Kong's isolation rate. And again, this is meant to be a international world city. So it's been difficult. Shibani, thank you. That was shibani mattani, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong bureau chief for The Washington Post. Still to come on the program, the business news, why Japanese workers are dreading party season and Andrew Muller will also be reflecting on the week's stranger news stories. We did learn, however, who is to blame for all the crime committed in recent years in the UK. It is the reckless amoral maniac who cast a woman as Doctor Who. This is.
The big d zone
"shabani" Discussed on The big d zone
"Finally all are it's finally our. I got you know it's not far being you know it's not fun being sick by itself and then not going to the hospital. All covert no fun. No funding thick living in a bathroom tonic. Whatever out of you. So i felt like i have a tough call right building emmy and finally got it out. Thank god god. Get all the credit well. Tough adult that for me doc. All the credit. I give god all the credit for helping me the only one here. I mean there were parts. That i couldn't even last going back the bathroom back and forth back and forth battle for back and forth all the time to join my videos like i normally would thankfully i was able to sleep in the middle of all time. It took four days. It's time to three. And i stopped talent. I wanna public credit to the ceo publicly allah. Terrible i never wanna go to. I mean this is the second time i had to go to this now. I don't wanna go do this again. I had to go to this every day. All all all all the seasons like come on and other enough. I think that. I'll give do for the show and i had. I'm ready to go home week of the twenty fifth. But i leave on halloween weekend. Oh i got an interview on. The twenty fifth may come to that at sicker out and try to heal from this mess and calm myself. Dale and another thing. I had come down because it's no fun the insect by yourself. It's no fun especially when often don't want no no nobody. No family members to be around their own family members like chicken and then they got to be sick on themselves. I mean this is absolutely ridiculous if think if insane. Wow i mean bad enough that i i gotta wait. I get a microwave when i come back. we've got a temporary vegan. You oughta menas. Grace cheese pastries limit on limit on. And but. Oh god i was i. How can i get that way other than one. A sas cold snap started. I'm done had to deal with this for the second time this year. He sounds like. I'm literally tired a little bit. But that was a conscious taco. Living in the bathroom was a conscious. Dhakal wow i'm really they will be. Nfl pickup. how. I did tomorrow and all in all. I'm michael bed. Two hundred packages tomorrow. I said i wasn't going to hunt the like on until wednesday thursday. I but that's one finally the win and thank goodness only to get back to my church group from alto either the weather prevent enemy or again sick or this or that or that this well. The only thing is when i go to shabani. Have that good enough wifi for but awhile. I'm going on like other things that i could do when i'm home i mean won't be boring on a ship and me no way that i could be more god. At least i'm other saying. I got a podcast interview. That's going to be recorded. Ironically the same week that i get ready to go home because the go going home as the twenty fifth and i will go start the process of going home on the thirtieth enemy while taking s means to protest again. Do more pain again. Wow but other than that. Thanks to the lord and of the matt. I'm lynn. thank you thank. You gotta get the lord of title shot. Oh man i am. glad to. Lord interfered with my god. I hate did if anyone. Everything's parents living in a baffling. You know what it's like.
The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"shabani" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"All right Then we had the gun club. Explain their turn. Todd did this win over excited about the future gun club angles and matches one over or excited But i thought it was good. Good job. I mean my. You know quibble with it. It's just like. I don't really know that there's a lot of television. I need to devote towards china. The story of the gun club turning heel. But i thought they played well for the time. Are todd jade cargill legit. Leyla hirsch any any observations thoughts on that not very good leader. Jade jade has a lot of potential. But she is still green and You could see it more. I thought this match then than any other prior matches then on explained the troppo to dump him. 'cause he he is the kingpin not travel. Yes did that work. I guess you've just it somewhat earlier but not enough. Then we got the dangle with punk wasn't unto it is not like world's greatest promo no but i think i think they're doing a really good job when you watch andreotti or not like oh god i'm gonna have to strain to understand what he's saying someone else gonna talk for him. It's like the his delivery. Feels i think intimidating and authentic. He comes across not a guy who's nervous about speaking languages. Understand now as much as a guy who you don't want to cross if you're in a circle. And i thought i thought it was a successful execution of building that up about him whereas in wwe it just felt like he was put out there in a situation. That was sort of. Okay you're just you're okay fair enough then. Oh yeah then the game. I thought this was well executed on balance in the kazan. Done one of these. These were pontiac and so the first of getting attacked and laid out to set up the match. I think is is something that was going to happen. I get i get by do it here. Because they've got the show coming up next week they wanna start laying out the stuff for it but almost standpoint of trying to make the stuff on the show that you're doing resume and this is some of criticism make of animators too much stuff going on and i'm ok gender with like a faster paced wrestling show but i think for like particularly heavy angles. You want to have a out for people more and to me like i would have wanted to get more emotional resonance out of the first heavy angle that you did not administer that having for the first time someone beat up park try to play that up more and instead they did this then the very next segment was sting getting beat up wiping the you know the paint office face. Which was i wasn't even heavier angle. And so when you to back to back relatively strong heat angles. I just think it sort of takes a steam out of both of them and so again. It's tricky than do. Because you're trying to set up all these things for the show next week. But i wouldn't. I would never want wanna have to back to back heat angles like that. Where you've got sting. I can't remember the last time they didn't name what we're sting were. I mean i guess it's sort of been beaten up with rb view times but this was thought heavier than anything else. It done with staying in his awa. Tenure in the first anglo pumpkin you just do it back to back. I think as a result at the end of the show people are just sort of thinking about the danielson omega thing. And i don't think this would even really costs mind that much and that's not really an optimization of of the english ron aren't then shawn spears in darby allen with telly staying at ringside and involved Darby gets win of the kaufman. Drop and then we get the fdr jumping in at the end to set things up for the future as a straightforward ingle afterwards. Those well-executed inspired by the rangers mentioned earlier about the timing of it and then Shabani and abuse bryan danielson mid ring. Don allison and kenny interrupt. Kelly daniel bryan the hippie millionaire. I think there's some people might buy that t shirt and and then it was interesting like you say you came here. You call them. Sanctimonious for saying came to eight. W because he wanted to do. What's best for the wrestling business here. People call call mckearney piece shit. Then he said people said no. That's really why he did it. Well then that makes you a big mark. So yeah i mean what did you think of the back and forth with callous and danielson and then danielson just kinda taking command of the situation to. When he had an often callous great. I thought that Calloused was great thought. The dancing was great. I thought they made the match. Seen mike are really big deal. I just thought it was a fantastic segment all around and i mean it certainly. These are real super talents that you're working with here and and And they showed it. I thought it was terrific. Television what do you think of having the match next week and non title both both both aspects of that. They're kind of separate topics. My there's a big part of me that feels like i'd rather see them. Hold off on the match particularly since they did. Recently the thing where omega loses the non title match the match so i have some hesitation there but you know there's you know we'll see what they what they do with the bucking. I mean dave you know they're booking has generally been pretty pretty good so i think it's i think it's fair to give them may out a little bit of breaking wait and see approach so Next week while actually what they announced next week lineup at this point in the show. But let's finish off the show and then we'll talk about next week and other thing on that. Obviously i am an advocate of building up. Your paper used to be big deals. Just because i think it gives structure to everything that's happened on the weekly television. Mix a weekly television feel more meaningful. Obviously the much bigger revenue generator in american professional wrestling and twenty twenty one is television rather the paper view and so it makes much more sense now than it did in a previous generation where we talk about. How will not we. But you know people like you would talk about well. People like me. Listen to. I don't like people like you meant it. But it's sort of like people like you people like you meaning people that are wrestling media and people like me meaning people like sixteen year old. Todd who has no outlet to speak that fresher wrestler. So just off that look beth. Phoenix gave me mid-speech so Ninety eight very valid point brought up by a lot of people was when you made the hogan's goldberg match on nitro. Was what a stupid thing. It was to give away the millions and millions of dollars or revenue them cows you put on it on paper view versus what you get out of an individual rating but you know the business has changed now big part of it is delta around Is built around. I mean the the primary thing is delivering the ratings for television companies will pay the big. The big right's fees for you and so putting some big matches on television. I'm time building up. Really big events you can pull people and change the perception of your company and a drawing. The big money is you know about more advantageous than it wasn't previous generation and think makes a lot more sense so giddy up this car. There's i think some some wisdom that check out our new 2021 pow torture vip podcast lineup including everything with.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"shabani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Iqbal with news our life from the BBC in London. To Hong Kong now where there is further evidence of the authorities, forging ahead using the controversial new national security law to crack down on any dissent or freedom of speech. Police have arrested four leaders of a group called the Hong Kong Alliance from more on them and the latest from Hong Kong. I've been speaking to Shibani Mahtani, Southeast Asia and eight Hong Kong bureau chief for the Washington Post newspaper. Hong Kong alliance is the Hong Kong group that organizes the year the vigil of the anniversary of the tournament square crackdown. It is one of those events that has gone on peacefully for 30 years until very recently. It is one of the events that long set apart Hong Kong from mainland China with any remembrance any sort of public acknowledgement of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown is scrubbed from history and who has been arrested today connected with this group. For leading members of the group, including its vice chairwoman, who is also a prominent lawyer here in Hong Kong. Chow Hong Kong have been arrested today. They basically resisted and rejected a police request for additional information. And so the police specifically, the National Security Department came and arrested them. In another one of these morning predawn sweeps that we've seen Occur fairly regularly here in Hong Kong, and they've been charged under the new national security law. Accused of what exactly so they've been accused of failing to comply and with the notice to provide information, which is part of the national security law. But basically the national security law has been used to target all sorts of dissent in Hong Kong. Interesting that they charge them under the national security law, rather than you know, unusual kind of obstruction of justice. You know the old law that would be used in a crime like this, but they have been specifically Targeted by the police, National Security Department and the issue of foreign collusion is at the heart of this is it? The police have accused this group of being foreign agents, so they wanted them to provide all sorts of information stating the kind of funding money donations that they've gotten from all sources and child. The lawyer was pretty remarkable sort of rejecting this outright and saying that this is ludicrous, and they have to stand by the conscience of the group and the conscience of the people in Hong Kong and not Given to this police demand, which again is a pretty stunning thing. Considering the backdrop, the political environment here in Hong Kong civil society has been expressly targeted in recent months and, you know, we see groups falling one by one by one disbanding activists jailed Obviously, the newspaper Apple daily closing down, You know, small acts of resistance like this, and efforts to preserve people's freedom of speech are really remarkable. It is really striking, isn't it that as you describe them small acts of resistance? Are taking place in the face of use of the national security law. Is there any significance in your view that the vice chairwoman who is a barrister, was due to appear at a bail hearing for an opposition politician today? Yeah, I think there's absolutely significance because both the barrister and the opposition politician Gwyneth Ho, who is a former journalist herself. Actually, I think embodied, you know, freedom of speech, So she was due to appear at this bail hearing in Gwyneth was one of those 47 activists have been charged with subversion under the National Security law for standing in an election last year. Basically, there's been memes being shared around Hong Kong today, where the prisoner says, Where's my lawyer? And it shows somebody screaming. I'm here from the next cell, which I think is sort of the next phase of what we're seeing in Hong Kong, which is starting to mirror the situation in mainland China, right way. Even lawyers, journalists, barristers are now starting to be Persecuted by the state in the same way, But I think it was also pretty brave that that child the lawyer was planning to basically appeal against a low hearing conditions from the court here in Hong Kong and never got the chance to do that, so really both of them were trying to fight to preserve freedom of speech and deteriorating environment here in Hong Kong. Shabani Mahtani, the Hong Kong bureau chief for the Washington Post newspaper..
The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"shabani" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Depth standpoint. It feels a bit like an ensemble show and every single match feels like we've either seen or it's a step down for what you would Abstractly think the top talent should be involved in for instance. Siham punk darby ellen. I mean i'm intrigued by it. But is that what people thought. Was you know the game. Changing pay per view debut match for punk no kenya megamall in for that one no pun intended. Sure sure but never like it. Sort of part of a trend. Where i think you can say. Darby wasn't a top five list a month ago for people for seeing punks for favorite matt doesn't mean they can't make it work but a month ago you say sem punks going to be debuting on eight of you all out. Who do you want to see him. Russell who do you think is best opponent from to wrestle to make a difference on on the by rate darby's prey on the top ten list i don't think he's five i think that's fair Keno mega christian cage christians. Not top five you know. Some people saw the match on impact. Most didn't but again i think they've made this more better than it felt. It would be a month ago but again. It's kenny against someone who's not a top top guy. His reign has been against the top guys. Bert baker stat lander state lenders not great As we just gonna push up at the last second avenue build. Yeah they're never been women's division for w spend a mess from the beginning for things out of their control and things in their control and frankly some people over hyping indie people who were green and then some women. Just having charisma doesn't translate to national television bops in aliens dark order alliances. And then kinda pull back in the alien stuff. Was that lender and yet. We don't know anything more about her since she's retired. No no she just doesn't leap off the screen as you know and and then people are gonna brit so it's just it's not fair for so again even just the push kind of young bucks and luce bros. It's gonna be great. You know fantastic. It's gonna be great match. Innisfail cage cage thing feels kind of weird to me cage. Matches are grudge. Our blood grudges like purse deeply personal future cell cage. You'll be violent here. It feels like it should be more like a lumberjack match. Or simply you know everyone's banned from ringside if they interfere the titles are are stripped from you like the cage. Feel sort of i get. It has a logical reason but it feels like in a little out of out of sync. With what i imagine cage matches should be for i if you're gonna do the kate. They've had all this interference in bucks matches. I i mean you could easily just say everybody is banned from ringside. But i. if you're gonna do that. I really feel like it should have been some team. That was wrong by them. That came so close to beating them even multiple times cutler interfering or whatever and now it's just oh they wanna tournament and was already decided it was going to be a cage match. You could have had after punks promo on dynamite. A young boxer match goes twenty. four minutes. it's a classic lubers about to win and and then there's interference from the elite and then they Tony shabani gets in his earpiece. Tony kahn is booked cage match for all out or you know whatever you there's it would be like what we're going to do if not you know. Of course they're gonna be on the pay per view some problems with that but that would have created that story line reason to to give the loser brothers specifically a chance to get what they should have won without interference in the cage would make sense in. There'd be a grudge there. So i mean it's not it's it's it's it's almost for sure gonna be the best match on the show. I mean i guess hold on a little hope for one hundred impact but giving andrade too much credit at this point. Yeah i mean i. It's possible the bucks lou brothers are just going to it. Just it's just next level compared to even other people on the show miron eddie kingston. It's fine i mean i. I like sealed. I'd like to see more built here. you know what did he do. Deserve a t and t title shot. He's in a six man tag before and all that i'm christian. Empty f is fine. I'm fine with that. It's it's sort of the last gasp of this feud. But you know i mean. Could you done a fast bill for punk. Against jeff sherve but i guess i'd rather have a longer build and not rush into it so Jericho's career on the line that's fine. Yeah yep and paul. Cutie marshall cutie. Yeah i don't know why him and his group there's like there's just too many undercard axe. That are getting television. Time when there's not enough television time to go around as it is and he has he can get cheap eats. That's great. i'm happy. The guy is a good role behind the steams and it sounds like he's worked hard to earn it. I don't know why he needs to be in. This feud with pigs ultimately. We know what it is. He's just getting probably take choke slamming pan quickly. Whatever so can argue well. at least. It's poets not doing that to somebody who matters but look there's got to be other people lower on the card that would get something out of this and and more than cute he is to me. It's just i the guy's a turn off. He comes on television like alcohol. Cutie marshall again. I know i don't even know what to say. Pocket andrea you. You you you mentioned it is a good idea to step up you know I dunno poc is intents and good in anything. he does But yeah this is this is. We're gonna find out what what andrade is all about. Yes do you expect ric flair to be in his corner. Think that'd be kind of dumb. Well i mean they did it in mexico. It's obviously you know feature son-in-law. I don't like the pairing either and get it on on a family level. But they gave him bringing in ric flair day w in they weren't related. I would never think of them. Being together i guess. I look at it so they may do it but i yeah i just now. I don't think i understand. He's got a lot to prove man he just don's yup. I agree i agree. I've liked how they frame. I think they've hidden his weaknesses accentuated as his personality. But i was never you know i was. I was in the you know kind of lower mid range on on how. His skill set was translating to deserving more of a push than he got in. Wgn there's always know same thing of some of these women who who come up and their shortcomings are exposed. Sometimes there's things. We don't know our job jason to find out when we can but sometimes there's things going on that that is why someone is is not getting pushed her the promotion on investing in them and attitude issues or conduct outside of the ring not a criminal or horrible but just sorta like. This person doesn't want it that much or these other people were just hungry and showing up and and they're not just you know chilling out acting like they own. They own the company and they don't have to try. And i'm not saying that's an andreotti thing but like that stuff happens with wrestlers and it does affect their push in ways. That debt frustrates people. Who just saw them do great work in japan or mexico..
The Adam Carolla Show
"shabani" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Bill fallon and he was one of eleven from syracuse. And you know like most families really emphasize being smart and so i was not good in school at all. I was just really interested in making all the kids laugh. And i really didn't pay attention. I'm sure i had some diagnosis of some sort and so I remember one time. I got a d. in college. Strana me and my dad was shabani. Delek five percent. We'll do pie to try to make pieces or sixty five percent. That's that's good great so we were really like. It was really emphasized to be funny so And that's that's what that's what the whole tonnes of cousins like you know what we were the small family and five so is always like being funny. It was like the thing so I went to new york went to catholic university down to washington. Dc for masters and acting which is like paying money to learn how to breathe. And pretend you're someone else for two years and and so then i went to our no skills and I was going to quit the business. And my father's. Where did you get the home law school at night and started dinner theater and i was like But then this friend of mine. Who i gave it. I got a job with the law for most telling you about she said. There's an improv comedy group white audition so just really about to quit. That's really kinda down in the dumps and so my father's those yeah you never down. Dump sierra unearned effervescence winner. I love ad so anyway. So i this one guy that directed the one woman show. I did what am i talking about. I'm jumping ahead of myself The improv comedy said. Why don't you write a one woman. Show so i did and then i pretended i was. My own publicist. And i went around to crips with a helium balloon and a halloween candy of pumpkin was like shiny stuff and i was like chaban balanced publicist. You should come to a show. And then they went ahead all my friends. Tk t. s and hand out these cards to show so anyway reviewers came. I got good review. That i brought out to. La and runoffs little tiny theater. I seven thousand dollars to my name. That i earned and i rented out this theater and i teaching english as a second language to japan japanese kids which neither the jerusalem it was. It was called. Oh shoot was on. Santa monica it. It was remember. They used to have those ninety nine seats or left. Yeah equity waiver was. I can't remember the name. Because i'm only asking because when i was at the groundlings inbetween taking classes at the groundlings they'd have all the satellite classes like the coronet theatre and all these little theaters that were just spread out all over the place. Tiny will feeder within Cheese i can't i want to say it was like santa monica and western something around like they're and anyway. My entire audience was japanese. Teach what the hell was saying. But reviewers came i got a and then and then saturday night live came and they said you have an audition and seinfeld came and then i got signs show that came to your one woman show. Yes wow wow our the nerves. That night like i mean. Did you known advance. Snl and our and or seinfeld was coming. I did. I did know pam thomas from who she was a casting person from. Snl came and I knew she was coming. You know i was really lucky. I never really got that nervous. I was nerve. I'll tell you what. I was really nervous for saturday night. Live audition really nervous. But i wasn't interest the audience. If i can kind of like hide behind character. I'm not that nervous. Like i never did. Stand up and that's a whole different. You know that it's like like. I could never stand up until jokes but if i can hide behind a character that i'm a i'm okay. What was the aids. Snl audition like so they flew flew meteoric was like fifteen other girls in the audience. What's the cast. It was dana. Carvey at my buyers. Adam sandler chris. Farley and all nbc. You didn't care about the suits fighting work you cared about the cast so you had like three minutes do all these different characters like a wig and it was like you know like like your bag of tricks so it went really well and afterwards we all went out. I became great friends with chris farley. We're basically exact same background. Same humor chris. But i'm saying you know we got we totally related and adam sandler great guy. We still keep in. Touch and chris rock. They were the new guys. You know schanche mantra holy crap. So they they let us you know. Everything's nocturnal there. So early in the morning they told us and I called home. I called my mother. And i said put down the phone. Sh- morning with golfing and so anyways saturday night live. So i called up the golf course and cazenove really from this little town outside of syracuse. And i was like my father there and they're like no schwyz on seven. Poll i go. You gotta go. It's an emergency so any comes and he was huge. He looked he looked like tip. O'neill ronnie dan with me on saturday night live. He's like sweden and he's like..
The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"shabani" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Least as close as i get a ford jim valley. We are live saturday morning. We're talking last win. So that makes it saturday morning wrath which we have got any our show for you. Yes you see cavalcade for joining me today on the shelf. Here's the man according to ric flair a host of a brand new ric flair show on m. l. w. radio here's also the Former host of nation which was on another network basically same show new name new place conrad thompson. He's going to be joining us on the show in just a little bit to talk about what it's like to Niche and live the life that he lived suitable and more also talks some wrassling and how he got into wrestling. We'll talk some some old school wrestling with him. And with you here on the the big show i generally Did joined by conrad coming up being about a half hour or so. I would like to bounce some stuff off of you as i as i tweeted out. I would love to talk some summer slam. Today it's summer slam weekend gearing up for the biggest party of the summer of the hottest show of the summer. The being hot i whatever they call it summer slam. It's a tradition of. It's going on for for twenty eight years now. I believe if i can do my math correctly and not only that but You know to bit now. They're trying to turn it into another wrestlemainia type event at the annex t stuff and the three day weekend stuff. They tried to do a concert but apparently no one else likes. Slow writer as much as vincent man does. Why a consequence low rider but with kid rock. Busy busy busy was raleigh frame morning. A state fair can that's really gold reference but still you get the idea anyway Summer slide. I wanna to talk about. I mean she's been around for so long. There's so many memories and so many matches. I want to talk about some of your earliest memories of summer slam as we talk some old school wrassling here this morning so a dial hello brother out. You can colon Anytime six four six seven to one ninety two eight. What i do want to talk about is nwea lions The video on demand greg. Rice apparently was sick last week. And he's put up some clips of Me with jeanie clark. You can go see also jim. Ross and tony shabani. And he's got a sale happening right now at. Nwea legends dot com. Doesn't do dvd's anymore. Because dvd's just don't really sell so it's all video-on-demand it's all live streaming and much like other streaming services you pay once and you get the stream it forever until the planet blows up so you can check that out right now and be a part of that here on Wwl legends dot com. If you like. I certainly think it's very good work. I think you should check it out. I think it's a lot of fun and a lot of good stuff so please please do so you can go to. Nwea legends dot com. There's interviews obviously with Myself and judy. Clark there's Interviews this one. Obviously everyone's talking about tony shabani. Where he is. Just hilarious is so so funny. And so great with so many great quips. Somebody great punchline so many legendary stories that he'll surprise it'll blow your mind that that's tony shivani. We've talked about that alster. Neidl is amazing. Because there's so many things and even though i did an hour with him a couple of weeks ago here on saturday morning wrestling He talks about stuff. We didn't get to cover around saturday morning wrestling in depth with his plane crash and his very early career. You know he. And i you know one of the things you have to do with interviews and i was able to successfully do often in my career not always but often is you earn a level of trust or people trust you that you're going to take care of them. You're not going to misquote them. You're not gonna leave them down the wrong path. You're not going to encourage them to do something embarrassing. Things things things like that. So Austin idol and i think they have reached level of trust and we worked really well together so i think that's a very good win. Gorgeous jimmy garvin was great We're boyer animal was in his element talking about a lot of great stories and just being a tremendous storyteller. So that's something to check out and be a part of so you know Mickie james if you're fan of of mickie james and that was one of the things that surprised me i just. I didn't know exactly how popular mickie james was. I knew she was popular. But she's at a completely different level. That i even realized so if you love the mickie james and apparently she's super popular Check out mickey james there. She did a great job. She's a pro with the whole thing even though she had no desire to talk to me. Because i wasn't jim ross. Nobody she didn't want to talk on stage the big loser. She thought she was getting jim. Ross but you got stuck with. Jim valley was like Okay oh what does pointing. Oh and she really wants. That actually happened. There's also the famous. Jim cornet experience. There's jim ross. Doing his one man show telling a lot of great stories which are which are right on the money. The roast only anderson is there everybody telling stories about Only and things in the morning which was a lot of funding. So it's all up there. It's all video-on-demand and there's a sale this weekend at nwea legends. I would encourage you to at least look at it. And of course it'd be makes without mentioning jeannie clark. Who is just lovely. What a what. A nice lady i. What a nice lady i mean. All she's been through with dealing with with with drug addiction and in broken marriages and and you know the wrestling business. Which is is is a business that is hard and a lot of people and she just could not have been nicer. I was so happy that she she. You know she just is is a nice Lovely regular woman. And and that's just that's just nice. So she's she's adorable. She tells great stories as you can see by the clip. And she is never gonna fan fest. This is our first. I q and am. And i thought she did a great job so these are just some of the things you can check out at. Nwea legends dot com sale..
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
"shabani" Discussed on Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
"The internet. Is like watching people like put their tide pods and like a pretty jar. Like is that where i'm at right now but remember. Jeez you ever watch. Mtv cribs of course all remember those fridges with the soda lime dietary. Yes when i. When i first moved into an apartment the first thing i did in my refrigerator like lineup. My sodas like. I just wanted that. And then you can't remember how would open a happy a slow mo like rats like what i envisioned. I'm like ludicrous. Or whatever in my house opening out. Fred but i always feel this evolution of that and like the talk ball. You're so right. And that makes me feel better. Because i loved cribs and my husband loves love scripts. My husband has downloaded a legally like old episodes of crabs. And sometimes i'll come out of my office and he'll be like doing work on the couch and like an old episode of crabs is playing in the background. And i'm like. I know why i married like this is definitely why i married because only i would do the same exact thing but it's so funny because it is exactly like that it's these big as houses and they're giving the house throwing they're like. Here's my big beige house. And they'll open the fridge and it's like all the coca cola. all the gatorade and remember jen. This is before they figure it out like endorsements on television so they wouldn't make you cover the brand. It would be like a free ad for gator. No one was going wait. I choose before that time and now and now all i see on tucker like sometimes there's a whole restock with like just shabani sef and it's like rabbani ad and i'm like like these people are smart this smart. I know it's like take these all. These talks takes so much time. But if you do it well and consistently i feel like these kids are killing it killing it and you know as well as i do like jen's out here trying to do more reels i'm out here trying to do more real. It's like a fulltime job. Trying to these reels. I hate it. Oh my god. I never feel. As old as what. I try and put text. Overlays in my reels and then my wrists starts to hurt carpal day. This is just not so finally. I found this great young girl who lives in my town who comes in helps me shoot them up things..
"shabani" Discussed on Sidewalk Ghosts
"I went to the hotel room that night with my best friend than i I am never going back there again. That was awful awful. I'm never going back there again. And she said we can and we will never forget her saying that. She says she saw gardiner is a purity that shining in their faces released her to the pushing affirmations of a best friend and as i watched the narrative projecting from her own is. I was stunned stopped in my very own tracks. Not only by the beautiful spirit. She so naturally omitted but more unavoidably by the notion of the named and nameless children that she has and continues to so lovingly. Hold in her arms. We were calling him velcro babies because they would just attacked and there was all over us and this little girl came and put her head on my knee and picked her up and like my mom used to do for me. I rock her to sleep. And i went to put her in her bed and i walked into her room and i noticed that her bed was wooden. And really just a minute. I put an orphan girl on a wooden bed on mother's day. I just thought how can we just let him softer and so i started the miracle foundation that very day because i knew that the human potential in that orphanage was just incredible that if given just a little bit of support and love and nurturing and caring that they could just do great things and that is why. I'm so grateful to still no she. Bonnie dos and what that little girl she rocked in her arms that parentless child who she sat on a heart splintered and motherless bed a valuable valuable soul who now after over twenty years. Is intern opening her. Love and wisdom to this world. We share and once again as i look into the eyes of today's stranger now friend. Caroline boudreaux i to feel compelled to extend my own heart towards the radiant. She reflects attribute that living ford in the name of shabani dos. Yes that very same girl. She rocked asleep. My perspective of the person she is is grounded for. She is a caretaker who would relentless compassion and commitment has chosen to point her life away from herself. We are all truly one and what affects one of us really affects all of us whether we realize it or not and that we have an opportunity to make the world a place where our children don't have to fight some of the battles and work the way that we work to make everybody else you know have a life that's worth living and so we have this golden opportunity to fix it and there's a guru that said you know somebody went to their guru and said you know how do i treat others and the guru said there are no others thing if we truly operated out of the realm of oneness and that we are all part of the collective whole and that what we do for somebody else's really what we're doing ourselves and our children it is gonna take all of us. There's nobody that can't make that difference. And now is the magic word if we could all just live in the now and be aware of what's going on around us and who's going around us and seeing the god in everybody we talked to. She speaks of living in the now and of seeing god in everyone. We talked to noble statements indeed but in the world burdened by the plagues of unjust intentions. As well as influenced by an endless bombardment of divisive information and dehumanizing content it becomes also tempting to simply bury our heads in the sand yet as we ingest her witness she sets us free reveals to each of us the hidden power we all possess and whether bold or however smaller contributions may be or wherever we find ourselves. She outlines a revision to how we give as well as the equal stake. We each have in the grand equation. She calls philanthropy philanthropy. Was about putting your name on. Something rockefeller carnegie. You know morgan library. You know whitney just these things that are you know that people that wanted to name them and they were good and they were libraries and museums. I mean good stuff but their name was on it. And then the second phase of philanthropy came when we became social scientists so we started measuring whether what we were doing was working. How did you measure whether a child is reaching their full potential. How do you what. What are the impact indicators. You use to know if your program was working and that was awesome. And we've been in that bill gates was a big part. Bill and melinda gates foundation was a big part of that movement toward social scientists in philanthropy. But the future of philanthropy is truly injustice. It's it's justice is not generosity like when are we going to get to a world that works for everybody we're fighting for we're fighting for a world that can work for everybody that's the future of philanthropy and that's the transformation that needs to take place because it all starts within so what does it all starts from within truly mean. Caroline explains with a meditation. It all starts within me. It all starts and being grateful for what i've got knowing that what have got is powerful and that i had the ability to to bless the body and do something good for somebody else. She steps up the challenge. It's not the givers in the takers. It's not the haves and the have not it's about justice in it's not about balance it's different balances different than justice balance. Means everybody gets the same thing. Everybody is about equal this. That's not yet. Justice means that everybody has opportunity. Caroline speaks viewing the world justly campaigns for fairness in our quest for opportunity. And as she does she pushes us to deeply. Consider how each choose to see those around us. And even if so inclined to examine our own personal outlooks in the wise and house of the ways we serve others and then this she shares a source of inspiration when i was starting the miracle foundation. Somebody that are really cared about a lot. Caroline re Get the book. The road less traveled and read the section on love. It just do that before you start your before you start your work and you'll be so glad you did and The definition that he uses is my favorite definition and that is the willingness to do something Either work or courage that benefits somebody else. That's what love is. It's either work or courage that benefits somebody else in that beautiful work or courage the benefit somebody else. That's what love is. She quotes as one last time. I look into her eyes a moment of listening where all the while i take in her endless energy yet as i settle my questioning mind there is one last question. I am compelled to ask caroline. How do you define passion and dark. As her reply might sound at i pass. I feel it a most appropriate respect to all the life. She is blessed moreover even the influence she might have upon us all and with this she shares her departing words. Passion means the willingness to suffer for another big warm. Thank you the caroline boudreaux for being on our show today. We really appreciate your words and all the works that you're doing out there if you'd like to find out more about what she's doing and support her. Please check out miracle foundation dot org also all the likes shares comments and follows really do help to grow the message of sidewalk ghosts and if you could take a second to share this with some of your friends around you. I truly appreciate that. If you'd like to be on sidewalk ghosts. Please just go to the website. Sidewalk goes dot com navigate to the podcast page and as always at the bottom of that. There's a form you can tell me a little bit about yourself and from there. We'll do all we can to get you on the show and please never forget. Your individual impact truly does matter to someone else in the world..
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"shabani" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"You know. That's that's a unique tastes. That's a unique tastes You know it's no different than an not. Everybody likes sardines right. Not everybody likes caviar. Always forget but then wi fi reminds me. I say how come we. Don't get caviar. Ken again how come you. Don't let me do caviar. Sometimes and she says to me you don't want to because it's extremely salty. Its way saltier than sardines. Like it's it's it's really not eatable you know like really like yes. It's very salty like okay. You know so you gotta have. You gotta have a unique takes ford. Hey or another example. I like pork ryan's she doesn't she can't stand it she won't eat them she's just now been able to stomach the smell them but she won't eat them worth a damn no no she lose a bed she won't do it won't do it. I've tried trust me. i've tried. Yes yes in this household the The sanders men tortures the women. Yes in a funny way of course being lighthearted here Sea otter than that Cutesy marshall there was some weird segment. Where q t marsh show had tony shabani in the ring and he was trying to get an apology yati him and and it just kinda went in another direction where cutie marshall decides okay. You know what. I'm just going to get your your son in here. You son's been aspiring to be a pro wrestler right. You know we'll apologize or you know we're going to give him a nice good proper introduction. Tony show kind of one of those half ass. Apologies wasn't accepted. They pretty much did a series number on giovani's kid and you know you. I hear oh shit. Put in his kid in the ring. You're thinking oh must be a teenager. That's probably gonna get his ass handed to grown ass man growing asman that pretty much. Okay bud. paul white came out pretty much for to save in pretty much after damage was done and He went in the air and pretty much had Cleaned house there Good shit good. Shit con- kinda like that. I like to stare down. Data cutesy kamado had a colorado ahead. Where paul white kind of get this vibe that eventually those two big guys. They're going to collide. I'm curious to see that. I'm kinda itching to see. Paul white back in action to be perfectly honest with you not on a regular basis but i do wanna see was going on with him because it's been awhile man. It's been awhile main event match of the night chris. You're going labor once again. Did he give birth this time. Well critical taking on wardlow. You know what. I like the way this match was booked. Yes it was a little bit. Sloppy wardlow is still a bit green. There is no doubt about especially with his footwork. He he's definitely grain. But i liked the way this match was to- one of my biggest concerns going into this match was well. Hopefully we're not going to see wardlow be defeated cleanly in the middle of the ring by jericho because you look at this guy wardlow. He definitely has a bright career ahead of him and not really sure that makes a lot of sense in the world to have this..
"shabani" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
"It's cisco tunnel cast. They're always in your lvs antef galleries. They block the behest boondoggle been. I'll know permanent. Podcast all no fee. Yeah molina and only comes in india in this. It as a lot of bombers. If you taught us in the polar no massimo venison barriers south. Either salazar thicker. Wouldn't they seem get it cinquieme. Birth off Only only and the listen camera. So united look shabani. Capterra is pretty mondo paranoid lateral jiggle. The animated listen to separate alexander. I see is in bristol east immortal idiomatic theon kneecap moment. Does this like i model. Minor league seen what was seen but there is a set of cpi nipple early fellow. Nicotine anticipated mundo. Do narnia defendant. Kelly boy being says you must have not gone through happiness kilos magazine article by the basilica seeking the ask data better than thema. That's message finish on the field necessarily copying other none of these at tobu leaders. The bbc on the cape parliament analysts lorenzetti features. Not the president. They got a lot of like in. Your debut must be the restaurant. Dealers has gated in. Congress goes in carefully conflicts. Copper means to study at eight under leila only with but up a medical center columbia printed senior rather equal by knocking redeems. More communist liaison unleashing priscilla's government godless fears illustrators. And don't media that industry what dysentery well. Let s thomas turnkey less in. The runner adult supervision. The examined that when they sent this book myers. They lured by minnesota though nothing about pilots the and this and this difficult that sped up and stand our mayor's look echo the perez momentous moment as the got during the all that is better for discussing. Emt worst this international malpractice golic. I'm gonna owners. Reporters import the auto. London paciencia deficient carpathia showroom on the panadol. Must he about at the to communist menace not facility. Impo he escaped. It has his quite into renton patterns. Solo senior crews on the host auburn cancelled. Sameera iran could know was not valet. Communist failures. Phonies milta- estevan is embiid. Some indubitable fiona allopathic. Scuppered companion leah. Mandra says beta. Like i was photo. Additional frame tara rather yama latin theon justo deficient their ability to antibodies. Menudo skoda camera on philo paramore tariff. Alka kenneka i don't play you..
The Tim Ferriss Show
"shabani" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"That's of the whole essence of shamanism. I have bought since locher pad experiences that have kept me three sheets to the wind. If you will for weeks of todd was not particularly pleasant. And you don't have the time. I was not concerned about getting back all those concepts. Canada rapper rated. You know after they did get back to actually did get bore restabilize an truly back in by body than ordinary reality on reflection i realized what a dangerous place this was to be in and that potentially it have gone the opposite way where i'd ever did reintegrate. What if the reasons that. I was able to reintegrate. I'd say close because because of the circumstances lectu era the process had to play out. There were people in our group who said this is totally out of control. We need to get these people out of here into psychiatric facility and undertreatment and terrace by both completely resistant that because we understood what was going on at least we thought we did. We are between occasion with each other. It was like no. You just need to let this play out. And and i think steph was the right thing. I mean it was you know. I have a a lecture. I give a talk. I give it was a psychotic break was shut body in Or was it an alien encounter. probably all three of the way but it was closer to shabani initiatied there but that i call myself shawmut. I'm not but it's the monica initiation is where you get to explore these dimensions and man you get back out you get back onto your mondays feet three d of ordinary reality and whatever that is i'm kind of wandering here but i think the point is because of the fact that it was able to play itself out for beginning to end it was actually a very lean experiences rather than being disorganized incoherent for the rest of my life may be some people say i ab so but it was actually a healing experience and i came back from its stronger and i feel like i even though i've continued to take psychedelics ever since on occasion i've never gone to that place again and i'm kinda grateful for that and i also feel that clear fairly stable person. Let me ask a couple of follow up questions because there are few things that struck me in the book in describing this and People should pick up the book and read all of it including this chronicle. Only the kindle version is available as you know which is perfect for me because tastes no more hard to come by so i can take notes and then export my notes which is my favorite thing in the world to do. So i have. I have my hundred eighty nine highlights and then i went through. I added three asterisks to the things. I wanted to follow up on. That's six page document. So i'm i'm fully nerd out when it.
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"shabani" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"Do some stuff. We find out who it is tony. Shabani jr create. Sell the hell out of that moment and everything but come up. Short match keeps going. I was expecting that. But you know we didn't get that. I'm hoping that we can revisit that. Because right now we just kind of comes off. His if people are scratching their heads And you know remember remember. Who was it in a recent interview that talked about dig. It was coochy marshall maybe to had talked about the whole writing process on how dynamite is put together like right now. These guys aren't even in a room. Hammering at all how these guys pretty much just have all these ideas that they're texting back and forth with each other or whatever and somehow gets lost in communication and then day of the show is even more rewriting. The has to go down because not everybody is on the same page about what needs to go down. You feel i'm coming from so hopefully we can see what's going on with that in the next coming weeks but If it's not diversity blondes. The i've it's not gonna be lucia sorace. Who who is it. If it's not gonna be kingston and moxley. who who. who who who you know. You can't help but wonder so. Hopefully they'll we're we're we're going in that direction. Damn good tag team match up Between these respective teams. Though i i i got to say you know me when it comes to the young butts. I've told you guys about this repeatedly over years about the books. What type of yom buds are you gonna get. Are you gonna get the yum bucks that wanna go in there and they wanna tell a riveting Or are you gonna get yum bugs. Dad you know dalit up. It's all about those you know. Those favorite hits in other the greatest hits which which type of bucks are you to get and the bucks that we got tonight now. They came in their lunch pail. And all that I loved it is definitely definitely one of my favorite matches..
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"shabani" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"I was thinking actually more on the lines of tnt but a- the way it came out just now is actually fine. this is the first time when. Aew programming but also. This was his first time being back on. Tnt in over twenty three years. And so i like the fact that they tried to highlight some of that talked about his feud juche thunder leishman everything. I i enjoyed all that work in tony. Shabani in there goes. He's called a good ton of yuji's matches and everything. But i just wish we also would have just the fact that yuji nagata a two time i w g p. heavyweight champion world heavyweight champion. Ghg champion I mean this guy. He's like a four time world champion and all of these promotions across japan and everything One of the most decorated greatest japanese wrestlers in wrestling history. And everything. I just really wish they would have been them up just a little bit more. I'm not saying you got to make it as though this guy's hawk them in your brother or something like that but you get the point that i'm making it and everything but you know what for what it was worth i took it. It was fine Love how they went about this match jaw moxley's insurance by the way all my god. I had a field day. I had a field day watching people that were online and they were complaining in all that their wise moxley coming out. Did somebody screw up his entrance music. He doesn't at he comes out to his. He's crazy you know. His john monks using comes out to his hardcore music. Why he coming out to this scooby. Same body fucked up. I just kept saying that. Over and over and over and over again. And i'm going no. This is a nod to a wrestler. This is why he's coming out to this entrance and it's funny. Because the color commentators they never mentioned who moxie was probably given that nod to and if you ask me quite honestly i wouldn't be surprised if they didn't know i wouldn't be surprised if it was a case where moxley maybe somehow unfortunately wasn't able to relate to them. Hey i'm coming out to this team. Because i'm giving a nod to just you can let the viewers know. I wouldn't be surprised if it was something along. Those lines at all. Connor took me back a little bit. Look i'm not a old man. But i'm you know i'm still somewhat a young man But i am kind of you know getting up there in age and everything But the trucks he came out to the trucks while thing now an sadly mostly everybody knows that song way geico..
Monocle 24: The Globalist
Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Given Jail Terms Amid Crackdown
"In hong kong on friday. Prominent pro-democracy figures was sentenced in two separate cases for that peaceful involvement in the two thousand and nineteen protests. The activists mostly in the sixties and seventies received sentences ranging from terms of imprisonment from eight to eighteen months and suspended prison sentences from eight to twelve months. The move has been widely condemned internationally with an editorial in the washington post saying that china's crackdown in hong kong has reached a new level of viciousness. Well i'm joined now by the southeast asia and hong kong bureau chief for the washington post Ship shibani matani. And also by steve son. Who's the director of the china institute at the university of london Good morning to both shabani organizing or participating in an unauthorized assemblies traditionally a very low level offense in hong kong with the perpetrators just given fines. So this harsh sentencing. Be read as highly symbolic. Yes thank you so much for having me. I think that we cannot see friday's sentencing and indeed the guilty verdict that came before that As separate from this environment that has been created in hong kong up to the passage of the national security law. I think that Both beijing and the counterparts here in hong kong have made it very clear that they will not only seek to end the protests. Here an end any dissent here but to stop completely remodeling hong kong so that it resembles a a very different city in a very different place. you know in talking and instead of framing the protests in two thousand nineteen Beijing has always sought to identify people that they believed were responsible. People that they believed to stoking you know anti-china hatred that they were working with foreign countries including the us and the uk to foment Story they would dismissing right that this was legitimate grievances at these legitimate protesters
"shabani" Discussed on Overnight Drive
"Shot and they let it go because they were vibing to john's right wheel knows what's going on fine. Modern schottenheimer died. Oh boy is extinguished. One of our one of our members of we have a lot of remote mount rushmore. Is i think this is the motivational around mount rush- would you want anybody else to be your football coach than this fucking weirdo. You when you step across the white stripe. The only thing that matters is that six inches between your backbone out crap pull yourself plus shabani that strongest today glean men. There's a lima. Let's get the gleam let's go let's go out tonight. The power of the human will i did. Let's get this single to better with those two little letters. Us us they're powerful. The powerful great job. That's it you take one step at a time. Don't go looking at the top. You end up sipping on your ass. One step is important. Is one play time. Finish everything we got. I men. Let's go. Let's meet our standard or exceeded. I liked the character this phone. Because i'll tell you what guys when you get your back in a corner and people start looking less than all you gotta do in. This locker room is look at one. Another one time in the of off boats wrong focus and finish r.i.p pound ground and pound. Ap marty schottenheimer. It was for nothing. Because he that of alzheimer's what he remembers. Nothing such a bar. yeah. He died of alzheimer's but youtube won't let you forget mardi everyone. Today's is a huge said day. May this may made this man rest in peace talking about marty schottenheimer. Only if i can't see his last name right. I'm sorry i can't can't pronounce it. Okay a anyways. Mardi is resting in peace. He died of covid nineteen longer. Oh my god my name to sorry. Alzheimer's this guy's say alzheimer's but he can't say schottenheimer there's another minute why he did not make it into the hall of fame and then passed away at the age of seventy seven especially after he was especially after coaching and winning multiple gains with the cleveland browns kansas city chiefs and the chargers back only winning qualifies right. Yeah that's strong. Coaching staff back in nineteen ninety with the kansas city chiefs. One of which is the old this super bowl head coach of the mall who now surpasses bill. Belichick that's right. I'm talking about bruce. Arians he was on that team as as nine hundred ninety kansas. This is the most frustrating person ever put my life back. Coach and marty was the one that guy him. Stephen crosby follow immediately. Stephen crazy oh he can't say your name right. Sorry tennessee titans fan. How's your native subscribers. One comment on On his page r.i.p. Somebody's is very nice. Like back for good. Follow to Yep now we're the hundred. Eighty four th subscriber to stephen housi- fan but still had respect for mardi already so glad you came to hell. Martin has a green. Whenever you pull off. Your skivvies is seen still sell coaching. Yeah i'm trying to get back in with the chargers. He's still football ninety. Cleanliness win Also chick korea. Oh yeah chick. Korea I couldn't find anything. There's some yeah exactly. Let's just go through all of them. Anthony chick yes korea. What is no return to forever. Korea died from cancer at his home in the tampa bay area of florida on february nine. Twenty twenty one seventy nine which was one of those sites that like purports to teach foreigners english as a second language right. This is just computer voice. So everybody's going to be going to be a bunch of people who speak english as a second language speaking like computers. Yes is great. That sounds about right. I love the stuff with return to forever with. Billy cobb on.
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"shabani" Discussed on RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"Tony starts to be about the the tnt championship. Against george bello which everyone on lines. How the fuck degeorge nugget a championship match. Everyone went off on joey. Enjoy one on twitter and said darby warning this match. So i don't know why you're complaining to me. You'll be tony. Connie wanted to fight me next week. Well yeah he said well. I don't care about that because It's no different than what you call it when When cody was offering matches. So i mean i mean i it. I don't care the saw. Why would you try to make logic out of a show that doesn't have any logic marine. I dunno whatever Staying stinks said that he still a stinger. Still yeah con. He tells stocks he needs to take a closer look. If he doesn't see that he offers to lend stocks his bifocals. Kidding me Whatever it was a quick segment hyping up their their their match. It revolution staying was winded as usual. Darby i love darby. But i wanna see him. How faces he stocks neck. We next week. I come on and we had doc dr britt baker versus thunder rosa rip. Baker picked up the win here. I thought it was a pretty good match Women at anytime they really need to in and around the women like that yeah it should be centered in the women's division around two bodies. Wait the these ladies. There should be there. They're facing he'll program right now I love ocado. But maybe she should dropped the belt. A breaker and Get something pumping over here. Then we had Hangman pager matt. Hardy chaos project. Nothing crazy here. Just matt hardy hangman working good together. dressing in the same dressing room. Malady saying that he's pissed that they ruined the negative ones birthday. Whatever they had the match it was pretty good It was quick. They had they had a. They had good chemistry. And it picked up the win Paisley pissed off after the match. Hardy was treating it like they were a group but they're not And that was. That was a quick quick match. Nothing crazy tony. Shabani tells us all the woman who will pull it to participate in awa women's championship eliminator tournament. A red based on the names you. So i don't have them here but where you were when you say some of the names. No no well well get you know. The door is open like we spoke about the japanese doors open. So that's good one of the women one of the women. In new japan that got announced the first thing she posts on. twitter is hulo motherfuckers. Hey okay in capital letters. I'm like oh. I don't think you're supposed to be doing that. You're gonna get flagged for that. But i tell you it's just one of those things that when it comes to a w. it's like a little kid who just got allowed to cuss like. Hey listen they get an ass police though because A lot of this shit is getting edited to so right had to be cancelled. Tnt a is not playing with their bullshit either so that that whole.
Monocle 24: The Briefing
The Latest News On The War In Yemen
"War in yemen has been one of the grimmer stories unfolding anywhere on earth for roughly six years now for most of that time it has struggled fool widespread and much more so this year as the rest of the world was preoccupied with the obvious. One of the reasons that yemen has been under reported is that it has been difficult and dangerous to report from monocle. Twenty-fourth beirut correspondent. Leyla moulana alone has recently been to yemen and joins me now a layla. First of all the logistics at this point of getting in and out of yemen. How do you do it. The logistics arch freaky and there are multiple ways now. there awesome flights operating into yemen. And on the way in the way it was done. was through cairo's flying into cairo. And then going into an applet. Who'd you in the south now the flights of neuron a few times a week. They don't necessarily ron time. All hugely overbooked. Of course with people want to go on another extremely expensive as what happened with us. Was that when we lost one can can you then looking out as well because these flights are constantly moving. So it's very unsure when you go in how exactly oh gutting be able to get out and in all case We had to change into a land route option and dry options country which took days because the flights simply went operational on the way out so not necessarily the stable of travel. Itinerary will clearly once in yemen which parts of it. Were you actually able to see so. I was in shabwah. Governorate which is in the south is traditionally very Very tribal governor. At and at the moment it's now the only southern governor this fact compete under the control of the central government it was until the end of two thousand and nineteen ponti occupied by the some transitional council which is the nutritional southern separatists of southern yemen. But they were pushed out at the end of two thousand and nineteen alongside the shabani elite forces which were essentially local mercenaries hired and backed by the united arab emirates. Who of fighting that. They had been fighting against al qaeda terrorists forces that they will push out the two thousand eighteen so it is now backsitting under government control but of course at still a lot of controls over the different parties that some things. That isn't the right decision. So in that part of yemen is life relatively stable and peaceful on the one hand is driving around the capital city act. They're all going up. There are shop opening people walking around. That does seem to be a bishop. Prosperity come back and stuff. People was antony there were jobs hidden now. We can't find jobs in other areas with coming his to work so in on that side of things know that building tourist complex building hotels that very hopeful that the level of stability having now even things like went scoreless Address the that level of civility means that they will have increasing prosperity. The problem of course is firstly that the country as many said to me is still seen as water but also there are a lot of problems with stability they currently have posited is because there is oil. it's one of the three governorates that has a lot of oil in yemen and the governor has made a deal with the central government that they get a twenty percent cut. That goes straight to the governor at so they can invest in rebuilding infrastructure analytical houses in the governor at. That's a great deal. But a lot of people in southfield they should be getting even more not so much of it should be going to the central government that trying to encourage more western oil companies to come back in as also lots of liquid natural gas that the moment there is just one australian oil company functioning on The moment there is just one austrian oil company who is currently can shop. Hope that increase was fired. You enjoy -tunities Very unstable as i say with the political situation still going around. They're all active. Frontlines from the nearest one is in marriage to the north. That's fine with the season is also still frontlines. The southern traditional council as well given everything you've said about life in shaw born those soins reasonably encouraging signs of some sort of return to normality. Does it feel like the government is itself a self contained country at this point. Is there much talk about trying to put yemen back together. So this is the big question with some people are saying shove what is the example of how of federalist yemen could work. You know in which the different governorates level tournament. A certain amount of money to run that own concerns are loyal to a central government and of course contribute troops to a central government. Which is what's currently happening. Lots of shift one young men going and fighting own the nearest frontline that the government has up in a way in tons for its relationship that they have on say. The governor is a loyal to central. Government has a good working relationship barron which she has been given this level of autonomous theoretically that is hopeful future. The problem is that people are fighting for different reasons. This is something people kept saying to me that you know there are some people who had the interest of the money interest of the oil. The pool of calls many people saying that the uae and the arabia of that those reasons. But then you've got some transitional council bay come from a long line of people who believe that the south of the. Nfl is completely different from the nose. Should be united and shouldn't be wrong from the north which causes where at the central government is based although i should say that most of the people who make up the central government actually are outside the country right now because he ended so constantly moving on stable But seth me they're southerners new feel wouldn't at shouldn't be enrolled in the as the south bend. Of course you have. The who fees. Who are the shiite iran backed militia. Who are still fighting in. How occupied a lot of the north of the moment. They are running at sanaa city at the moment still and they of course flight final ideology and copy one of my money as many people said to me that it's not just about these business relationships on the national resources so while the idea the united yemen too. Many people is hugely appealing. And so many people that saying can you with retired war. We want peace. We want elections. We just want to get on with our lives and have yemen stop being associated with the idea of this ongoing horrific war which the united nations is called the greatest humanitarian crisis currently in the world but whether or not that's realistic the number of political issues currently butting up against each other both in tunnel and the proxy wars being fooled by international powers is is another question is obviously not short of problems but it was also burden this year as every country on earth walls by the covid nineteen pandemic. Were you able to get much sense of how that has affected life in yemen or how yemen with the resources it has has been able to handle it so the area i was in has extreme yellow covid figures at least in tons of what's being counted now going in i thought perhaps they simply aren't being counted all covered up in some way. One of the arguments is of course. It doesn't really make sense for the government to be covering up coach. Vic is because it's one way of them getting access to aid. Amy because so much aid money to other projects has been coastal this year because it will bring directed towards codex but in the area. I was in shock whistle. The numbers are extremely loads. They do have a new testing center in the capital of. Its just couple of months old. That's incompletely funded and built by the saudis very center. It isn't getting much use because they don't seem to be that many people coming in now elsewhere in yemen. The problem has been much worse. Part of the reason might be that there is not that much movement in the south. Where's the north in ogden. In saana a further away from that is a lot of moving there and we. Stephanie seen horrific numbers of people really struggling particularly ibp comps. Where who's it spreads wildfire. Now i did meet with several people who said that in the prisons. The situation is getting much worse as well. I spoke a couple of prisoners families who said that they the dominant co code in prison and the conditions were horrendous. They were not being freed Unlike many prisons seeing around the world who've been given a thorough from prison while the coronavirus has been spreading shouts great concern. The big problem really is as i say. That was not much of it to be seen at the moment. But the very worried about Of course we know that in the summer does seeing that the transmission. I'll in the winter. Once that construe immune systems are the health service simply The local hospital is absolutely overwhelmed. Ready mary i was having a den. Gay deng massive outbreak which is affecting a lot of young children in particular from the rural areas. You have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get to the hospital. So although right now where i was as i say not that big a problem if it does hit in the winter and docs saying they're concerned about that. It would be really really devastating. The muslim needs right now. Layla milana allen in beirut. Thanks for joining us.
Business Wars Daily
Farmers are Swimming in Milk, but Can't Get it to Needy Food Banks
"Spilled milk. It has a whole new meaning. These days with restaurants schools and universities closed. Dairy farmers are swimming in millions of gallons of milk. They can no longer sell at the same time. Millions more Americans are hungry. Food banks across the country are seeing dramatic. Spikes in demand is unemployment swells. But they don't have enough food one of the products in short supply. You got it milk. Here's what the mismatch looks like spring the time of year when cows produce the most milk so they have more milk than usual and much less access to their regular customers and even though farmers are donating some milk food banks according to the New York Times they're still dumping about one and a half million gallons daily that's because farmers have been limited in their ability to give away enough milk to prevent the enormous waste time set but couldn't they just give away more milk. The short answer is no and the reason is two pronged for one. Food Banks. Don't have enough refrigerators or volunteers to handle too much milk at once. The other reason is that the cost of transporting and distributing milk is just too high for many farmers produce. Growers and cattle ranchers are having similar problems according to the New York Times not since the Great Depression has so much fresh food been destroyed but these are just the latest struggles facing the dairy industry as we reported in previous episodes. Dairy farmers were in trouble before Kobe. Nineteen in part because Americans. Just don't love cow's milk like we used to instead. We're increasingly turning to alternatives. Soy Almond Banana. Milk are changing. Tastes have real consequences. Just last November. The country's largest dairy supplier dean foods filed for bankruptcy now revenues. A fallen by half again for many dairy farmers. It's a distressing break in the supply chain farmers who can't sell enough milk are suffering and so are millions of people who don't have enough to eat. According to the nation's largest chain of food banks feeding America in normal times about thirty seven million Americans are considered to be food insecure. Now another seventeen million people recently unemployed also need help to avoid hunger at least eleven million of the hungrier children. According to the nonprofit it took several weeks but at least two big grocers are stepping in to help fix the supply chain mismatch last month. Publics began buying excess produce in milk and donating it to feeding America in. Its first two weeks. Public says it purchased and donated one hundred thousand gallons of milk and a million pounds of produce. The LAKELAND Florida grocery chain plans to continue the initiative released several weeks. According to CBS News public efforts are regional so far. The grocer is buying milk from dairy farmers. In the southeast and vegetables from Florida Growers Public's also donated two million dollars to feeding America. According to a statement Kroger America's largest grocery chain soon followed suit. On April Thirtieth Kroger said it would purchase two hundred thousand gallons of surplus milk and donate to feeding America and community food banks. Some might say both grocers can well afford to help in a normal year. Kroger's revenues are well above one hundred billion dollars with everyone. At Home Kroger's sales have surged. Revenues grew thirty percent in March. According to the Texas Observer Kroger's stock is currently close to its fifty two week high public to has been doing well with twenty nineteen sales of thirty eight billion dollars. The company says it sales grew this quarter by about sixteen percent over the same period a year ago with about two thirds of those sales due to all the home cooking. Americans are doing right now. The scale of America's milk problem for both farmers and the unemployed is so massive that the efforts to businesses alone are far from enough. That's something the federal government recently recognized. The Department of Agriculture will begin spending three hundred million dollars a month to buy surplus milk produce and meat from distributors and ship it to food banks. According to The New York Times some states to are getting in on the action for example New York is trying to help its own farmers deal with its huge pools of excess milk. It plans to give food banks twenty five million dollars to purchase products made from the milk. It's also working with food processors like Shabani Hood and Cabot to help them. Turn that milk into yogurt. Cheese and butter. The newspaper reported the fact that Kroger and Publix are redistributing surplus milk to food. Banks may be laudable but the quantities of no faith committed to purchase now to a drop in the bucket victims white question now is whether other businesses step up to help farmers and the hungry
The Indicator from Planet Money
Tracking The Impact Of Coronavirus In Real Time
"News about the economic impact of the Corona Virus. Outbreak has been moving incredibly fast in recent days. Stock markets have fallen throughout the world. Economists are furiously trying to predict just how much the outbreak is going to hurt. Us economic growth and businesses are obviously really worried about how this is going to affect their employees. And of course they're prophets hopefully in that order. Hopefully that order But yeah it's really hard to know. Just how bad things are getting or will get for the overall economy. Especially if you're trying to follow this in real time and to understand why it's so hard we ask. Bill McBride who runs the website calculated risk about his favourite economic indicators. Bill is like one of our favorite indicator watchers and he likes the monthly employment report. Which is what we cover on. Jobs tells us how many how many jobs economies creating and he also likes. Housing starts which just tells you how many new houses have just started being built and finally he likes new home sales which is just a sales of new homes but all of those released after the months over with a you know employment port fairly quickly but it's it's got about a two to three week. Lag in in housing starts a new home sales there. There are a few weeks after the end of the month. For example. We won't really know what happened to jobs in late. February the impact of Corona virus on the job market until next jobs Friday in early April. And so you might think well fine. I'll just follow the news to find out what's going on and there. You might read that events like the big south by southwest film and Music and Media Festival in Austin Texas has been cancelled and that's going to hurt amongst a lot of other people. The service workers like the bartenders and the people who work in restaurants who depend on the big turnout for the festival to make their money but the problem with just using stories to understand what's happening in the whole economy is that those stories are usually about individual people or individual companies or events. So what do you do if you're someone who wants to track the effects of the epidemic for the overall economy in real time like say if you're the hosts of a podcast that does very well? Bill McBride has chosen what he refers to as high frequency indicators these are indicators at all come out weekly and they give a sense of how people and companies are behaving in response to the epidemic. Sell here. We go planet money high frequency indicator number one domestic weekly box office movie sales. So these come out once a week every Friday and they just tell us how much money people have spent to see at the theater. Does it counts discount popcorn. I don't think so. I think he says movie tickets. I feel like that's that's a little indicators matter that's true are you sneaking in the milk duds or are you buying them there. Yeah The obvious reason though that box office movie sales is a good indicator of the effects of the corona virus outbreak. Is it going to? The movies is recreational activity that a lot of people enjoy and since one of the worries about the virus is that you might catch it in a crowded room. People might start avoiding movie theaters and that would obviously show up as a fall in the box office numbers. So what are those box office? Numbers show so far. Well the box office sales shows us the movie. Theater's fine It's running at about. The same rate is last year. To specific people have spent about one point. Seven billion dollars on movie tickets this year just slightly less than they'd spent at this point last year but we also know that it's going to drop because some major movies are GonNa get moved. The most recent James Bond movie got moved to the second half of the year and it was supposed to open next week or in two weeks. So if blockbuster's move towards the end of the year that's GonNa that's gonNA cause it to drop. Plus you know we should see a demand drop as soon as people start really getting a little more nervous about the spread of disease so keep an eye out for that one and now high frequency indicator number to the hotel occupancy rate which comes out every Thursday and as the name implies the hotel occupancy rate is to share of hotel rooms in the country that are occupied that are being used by people staying in hotels and it would make sense for this rate to also declined if enough people are canceling their trips. Maybe they're afraid of flying or because enough businesses are no longer sending their employees to travel for business meetings or conventions. And here's what bill says is happening to this rates Real Hotel. Occupancy is actually started to soften a little over the last couple of weeks soft and you mean. It's gotten worse right. That's like Econo- of Jargon speak for. It's gotten yes it's economy jargon for worse after another words. The occupancy rate is lower than we had expected but only by a couple percent in the airport hotel area down by probably four or five percent over the last couple of weeks. Blow what we would expect at this time of year right now. About sixty four percent of hotel rooms are being used that is lower than this time last year. Plus the number has started to fall recently so there are signs that the virus has already started affect travel and the fact that occupancy at airport hotels has fallen by even more could be assigned that a big caused the decline is that all those companies are not sending their employees to travel for business meetings and bill. Mcbride has won more high frequency indicator that he recommends and it's probably the single best indicator for knowing what's happening in the overall economy rather than in a limited number of sectors and we'll share that one with you right after this quick break this message comes from. Npr SPONSORED SHOW. Bonnie out made to taste just like milk. It's creamy frothy and great with coffee and cookies. But without the dairy because it's not milk it's almost milk new Shabani owed support also comes from colour. Intelligent toilets with smart features ranging from warm water cleansing to automatic air freshening colour. Intelligent toilets are designed to provide an elevated experience more at Kohler Dot com slash. Intelligent toilets. Okay the last high frequency indicator for tracking the effects of Corona virus outbreak on US economy courtesy of Bill McBride. And it's this initial weekly jobless claims whenever someone loses their job they can file a claim for unemployment insurance with their state government and those claims get counted every week. And that gives you kind of feel for how many people are being. Let go because those are people that lost their jobs and are aren't quitting their jobs there. They've actually lost for some other reason. So that's been running around two hundred and ten thousand a week And that's a that's a very low number historically so that's something that we should expect to see start to increase. Maybe even in the data released this Thursday which will be for last week and I really expected in the following week where we're going to start seeing people laid off in the hotel in the crews and the airline industries so far these numbers show that the overall effects of the virus have not yet started to really damage the US economy even though some individuals and some businesses have already really started to fill these effects. But as bill says the story could change quickly in the next few weeks but the overall damage becoming more clear. And if that's the case then he expects that damage to show up in these three indicators. Weekly movie Box Office Sales Hotel. Occupancy rates and especially initial weekly jobless
The Indicator from Planet Money
Why Cheap Solar Could Save the World
"So the other day Darius we took a little trip to a huge apartment complex in New York it is enormous one of the biggest biggest in the world. It spans like ten city blocks in New York houses around thirty thousand people. Yeah and it's known locally as stuyvesant town or Sta towns down a uh-huh cool village cat. It's like a bunch of giant brick towers sort of all identical in rows and we were there because because of an indicator an indicator given to us by Ben Ho. He's an economist at Vassar College. Yeah and Ben says this indicator is a big deal a milestone down and win this indicator hit this milestone. Ben said he was like Oh my God. I thought there should be parades and like people cheering and instead like there's a the articles and like the trade press and people haven't talked about much. I think it's a contender for the most important indicator of all time the most important indicator for all time at least for me. Ooh Okay make your case. This is fascinating. What is this indicator? Indicator is the cost of solar electricity specifically that the cost of solar electricity has been falling by a lot not falling by so much. It's actually now competitive with fossil fuels. It's gotten that cheap which brought us to the roof of a twenty storey brick building in February roof that has now covered in solar panels. And we were there. Because this roof is owned by one of the biggest baddest most profit focus companies on Wall Street in large large part because of Ben's indicator this is the indicator from planet money. I'm Stacey Smith and we are on the roof of building. We're here twenty or so stories above these filaret colds today on the show the price of solar what changed and I've been thinks this so important. It's a little windy too. Beautiful View his beautiful this message comments from NPR sponsored show. Bonnie Haute made to taste just like milk. Doc It's creamy frothy and great with coffee and cookies but without the dairy because it's not milk it's almost milk new Shabani owed support also also comes from the capital. One saver card earned four percent cashback on dining and entertainment to percents at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases now. Now when you go out you cash in capital one. What's in your wallet? Terms apply back in two thousand six. Ben Ho was the lead energy economist. Missed under president. George W Bush and he was part of a team looking for energy alternatives economically viable energy alternative. Being the operative word there the energy source to beat was coal it was the cheapest source of energy and back then like solar was almost like a joke. At the time I was looking at the numbers and cost five cents ends or four cents per kilowatt hour natural gas also in that range and sold there was like a dollar per kilowatt hour. Oh Wow and you were just like this. This is never going to be cost effective. You heard that correctly recklessly. Solar Power was twenty times more expensive than coal solar was just never gonNA happen. It was a non starter. It was a punchline and then something changed changed actually a bunch of. Something's yeah a lot of small things that took the price down by five or ten percent so for one thing. Government subsidies on the state and federal level brought costs down for businesses and residents got more people to buy into solar which meant more companies started making solar panels and then companies that made solar panels started competing against each other tomake cheaper more efficient panels as a result. The panel's got nearly twice as efficient and the price dropped from about a thousand dollars per panel to around one hundred and fifty dollars per panel today. Hey It's a series of sort of small process improvements over the past ten fifteen years for the cost down like a magical amount of money a magical amount of money. The prices solar job by more than ninety ninety percent from one dollar per kilowatt hour fifteen years ago to four cents per kilowatt hour today and that is today's indicator four four cents per kilowatt hour. which makes the cheapest form of electricity in the US and also in the world cheaper than cheaper natural gas jubilant coal cheaper than coal? Oh my drop. Yes because when that happens is ben everything changed and then thinks this will take solar power from like a fringy source of energy to a major maybe even the main source of energy in the world but at this point solar energy still only accounts for about two percent of the energy in the US I think that's totally changes. At least how icy climate change right so before when like solar and renewables more expensive it was all about sort of getting people to like sacrifice to do the right thing And now it's actually just getting people to save money. I mean if we're looking at pure economics though I mean if solar is only two percent and we have these huge entrenched energy can companies from the biggest companies in the world. That have a lot of money. A lot of jobs tied up in traditional like fossil fuels and those kinds of energies. Like how I mean. That seems like some daunting economics to overcome right. I think I'm a big believer in the markets. Now the soldiers act cheaper. Actually think that the market and capitalist pretty powerful driving force to move people torward the cheapest form of energy and you see that happening right So they just had the biggest year in history in the United States because of just the fallen costs companies like facebook book and Microsoft have started investing millions of dollars in solar energy and so has blackstone blackstone in case. You haven't heard them a giant Wall Street private equity firm Um and Hedge Fund. Basically they deal with money. Enormous amounts so much money. They manage hundreds of billions of dollars yep blackstone definitely really not like a hippy. dippy let's all try to save the Planet Company. No no no. This is not like reusable tote bag Greenpeace canvasser type company. They care about the bottom line and blackstone has started investing millions in Solar Power Blackstone owns the company that manages Stuy town the apartment complex in New York with all the solar panels and Kelly vaas is the CEO of that division of the company. And he oversaw this big solar project and he took us out to the roof to check out the solar panels firsthand. We're standing standing on the rooftop status in town and you're looking at a few of the nine thousand six hundred seventy one solar panels that we put on rooftops to be precise and isn't isn't the that's for size. Nine thousand six hundred and seventy one solar panels on building after building just spanning ten. The city blocks just laid out before us. All these buildings like as far as we can buildings so as you can see like how many square feet of roof twenty two acres does that have to do the math on the square feet on that. We did the math. We did the math and it is almost a million square feet of roof all painted white and all covered in shiny black glass solar solar panels all about the size of a foosball table. Kellyanne is team installed the panels last year and they estimated it will reduce Stuy town carbon footprint by about sixteen percent so the project cost of eleven million. That's a lot. Will you lose money on it as a cost neutral we make a little money we we we will have a return on investment. It's not significant. It's it's not a lot of money but it is definitely not a loss if it had been a loss Kelly. They couldn't have really considered going solar now that they have these panels up and running. Kelly says lots of other building managers and businesses have been taking exactly this tour that we took asking about how they might go solar as well. What's the biggest this question that you get from people who are considering doing it? Did you make money on it. They want to know. Is there a return on it. Is it affordable all of those things and in the answer for I was yes blackstone was so jazzed about the results of its Stuy town project it is investing another eight hundred and fifty million dollars and solar and this says Ben is exactly clear why he thinks the cheapness of solar is the most important indicator of all time on this sort of problem of climate change. I think yeah I've optimism. I think in part because a lot of the stories you hear about climate change all assume that coal-based future I mean listen. Climate change is not over as a problem Ben Points out. There is still significant obstacles to overcome if solar is to become a major energy source for the world. I mean for one thing. It only works when the sun is out. That's a problem battery technology that could store. Solar Energy is in great right now also the panels would need to get more efficient for all of STA towns. Nine thousand Rosen odd solar panels. Solarte will still only supply about six percent of the energy for the apartment complex. Still says now that economics is on its side. Now that the mathworks he thinks solar has a bright view. Now now biggest hurdles past right. I think it's for me. Is the most exciting indicator. It makes me optimistic about the future.
Saudi Aramco inks deal with India's Reliance Industries
"Saudi arabia is making a high stakes investment in india's. The world's largest crude oil exporter seeks is to deepen its ties with the fastest growing energy consumer. The saudi state energy giant plans to take a twenty percent stake in reliance industries refining and petrochemicals business valuing the businesses seventy five billion dollars he was to discuss the deal is angry rebel. They're not senior energy correspondent down the line rejoined oil mumbai correspondent benjamin parkyn so then what are the terms of the deal and how favorable are they reliance well aramco is going to take a twenty cent stake in realizes oil and in petrochemicals business which valued at seventy five billion dollars including debt so that means we'll get about fifteen billion dollars which is a huge sum and one of the largest foreign investments ever in india in addition reliance will obviously get access to saudi arabia's enormous oil reserves cbs. You'll get access to aramco's technology which will help to make it's refunding operation most sophisticated and so on and it will get access to around close was management expertise and aramco will appoint some managerial positions within the new unit there for me however the deal isn't finalized finalized yet and they're all details to resolve realizes channel mckay shabani initially announced it in a very confident fashion at their annual general meeting meeting but aramco went onto a little bit of cold water on that by saying that it was still a relatively early stage however ryan so confident that it's just a matter of time crime until they concluded and what's the appeal of the indian market for saudi aramco around the foreign oil and gas majors increase investments in the country to well b._p. And reliance lines recently entered into a deal to form a network of petrol stations and aviation fuels business so clearly oil and gas majors are interested in india and for a good reason because it's the foss granted you consumer in the world and it is among the fastest growing larger economies you know there are literally tens of millions of people people and even hundreds of millions of people in some cases entering these new markets as consumers for the first time so whether it's driving causal the most cycles flying in planes buying and switching on t._v.'s getting connected to the electric grid and no other country in the world bar i guess us china can claim anything like that so with dimond lagging in other parts of the world india is very very important for aramco and other big oil and gas companies reliance particularly important for aramco well reliance <unk> has one of the world's largest and most fisted refining operations they state of the art complex in gujarat on india's west coast i but crucially reliance also has a strong presence throughout india and across regions and sectors that few others can claim seem to have a presence so it has an incredible research among indian consumers and in addition to its oil and chemical business this it has to very fast growing revenue businesses in retail reliance retail and in digital services called gio and now it's not obvious obvious how these could help a company like aramco or b._p. But there are lots of opportunities and reliance executives have talked about that so gio has three hundred forty million mobile customers which is equivalent or larger than the population of the u._s. So it's a huge is base of people and gio creates kind of loyalty scheme whereby its customers have an incentive to refuel at a specific petrol station and network or whatever it is or realize of land on which aramco could build if they need to which would massively speed up. What's otherwise is a time consuming and painful bureaucratic process. What will relies use the investment ford. One crucial thing is to pay down its debt so so realizes come under an increasing amount of scrutiny for its growing debt pile precisely because it spent a huge amount of money in order to build up this digital gio business us almost from scratch in some senses ties and that debt of around twenty billion out of the end of the most recent financial year which is much larger than what i had a few years years ago so this has concerned some investors and holidays to downgraded the radio net stock so alongside side the aramco deal reliance announced that does zero company by twenty twenty one and the roughly fifty billion dollars is going to get is gonna make a huge difference to that needless to say but reliance is adamant that the deal is not about paying down debt. It's a strategic partnership and it's part of a broader vision that involves loves bringing on mopeds no just in the oil business but across the company in order to sort of shake up the way its run and its management structure and how will it's digital and retail business with its oil and chemicals operation the retail and digital businesses current account for around thirty percent of eba but reliance wants to increase that share to around half now. This is all part of a quite an ambitious strategy to go from being a business that refined oil and makes wchs petrochemicals to a consumer facing giant that will provide you with everything from mobile phones to your t._v. Service to clothes to to food on multiple now notice to do this. The company plans to restructuring quite a significant so wants to separate the oil and chemical unit then twitch around investing into a separate entity within five years and may listed it also wants to list raced gio and reliance retail over similar timeframe so in five years time reliance will look very different and you know something more akin to a holding company will do succeed in winning regulatory approval rawlins's confident that it will it will be closed by march next year yea twenty twenty but as i said the terms still have to be finalized with aramco who relevant more hesitant in their own statements turning to you how does this deal fitting with aramco's overall strategy so saudi aramco has made huge efforts over the last few years to expand abroad and this is mainly through asia and false growing emerging economies and it struck huge number refinery partnerships across asia from korea korea announced india. The plan is always to lock in future sales of crude. It's a measure of security for the world's biggest oil exporter exporter to be able to do this. The point is also that it wants to secure these markets where demand is still growing quite quickly. Particularly as consumption elsewhere begins to weaken and over time beginning c mo remove this particularly with big global push towards cleaner gina fuels and so this is part of their overall strategy tools diversification so diversification but in a slightly different sense the kingdom and muhammad had bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia has actually talked about moving the country's economy beyond oil but if it wants to do that it needs to have a steady stream of cash coming from its existing oil and gas businesses in order to fund all the new stuff and create saudi arabia two point. Oh so whether it be in technology or tourism mining all these other sectors that saudi arabia wishes it could it will be an expert in at some point but it has to leverage its know-how in order to do that. You mentioned the saudi arabia's efforts to diversify away from fossil fuels away from dirty sources. She's a fantasy. Where is it that with particular process so the kingdom's diverse vacation of its economy is largely to do with securing its future future government revenues and it's extremely early stages. They've tried to invest in a huge number of technology companies abroad these very fast growing foreign companies in some ways but actually not generating the kinds of revenues traditional oil and gas businesses can deliver so it's very tricky will also happened as they've been trying to embark walk upon this big plan led by the very powerful and quite impatient crown prince is that they have had a series of political crises from the killing of journalist jamaica shoji and what the has done is created this sort of wave international censure and stops the country okay from getting these funds from abroad that really needed to help diversify the country's economy but this is another reason why they've turned to india india has been <hes> with open arms and is really willing to legitimize and give saudi arabia that ranking as a global investment went powerhouse with a deal like this and also because india's economy still heavily reliant on polluting fossil fuels so we'll aramco's technical no hair that they've they seem offered as part of this deal helping to cut back on the pollutants the so damaging to the health of the population why would say at this stage. The answer is probably no do india has got one of the most aggressive renewables programs out there but the demand is growing so quickly that they need more of everything everything whether it be oil gas coal even as well as newer forms of energy clean like solar so india is probably googly looking to saudi arabia to ensure that indian energy security is firmly in place and this remember comes a time when oil all supplies from countries such as iran or venezuela have really been disrupted. It's obviously a private company reliance but there is a broader context in which this deal is happening. You mentioned the the fall of supply from venezuela and iran in terms of the amount of oil. Were talking about as part of this steal. Will this offset the loss of those imports for india from around because of the u._s. sanctions. So what we've already seen is that some countries such as saudi arabia and iraq have tried to replace runyon barrels not just in india but other countries too and the thinking here is for reliance that they will end end up securing forty percent of the amount of oil that they need from saudi aramco itself but they're still will be other suppliers out there and eventually how how confident the saudi aramco the still will go through saudi aramco has said that india's massive strategic priority for the company and the country but the chief financial of did say on the company's first ever earnings call that the deal was still at a very early stage due do you diligence was still required over the next four months or say and board approval was still require it so they really were trying to as bensaid waterdown how far hour-long the steel had gone to but would save very senior. Officials in saudi arabia and also in india definitely would have had to sign off on this to even get to this point.