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Little Island Park Is Open to the Public in New York City
"Ross. Sorkin is live from the little island. Off the west side of manhattan. This is a new park. That's opening to the public today andrew. How's your commute. It was great. it was easy We are at the little island This is an island. That was created by barry diller donation of two hundred sixty million dollars effectively from himself and devi f- It is one of the great gifts to new york. It opens today literally at six. Am as we speak. This park is opening to the public for the very very first time. It has been more than a decade in the making. You might recall that. There was a massive fight over the pier which was used to be called pier fifty four Turned into this remarkable over two acres. has all sorts of Different component parts one hundred and thirty two almost cement tulips That have lifted up this platform. And it's a jewel box right here in new york city Barry diller point walked away from the project after there was a lot of consternation and battling by folks right here on the west side For all sorts of reasons Andrew cuomo Governor andrew cuomo ended up Renegotiating a delivery came back to the table. Put up the money and here. We are his dream realized. And we're going to spend some time with barry diller media mogul and benefactor of The little island so much to talk about In terms of the creation of really one of the the the newest parks you don't a generation Moments in this city and of course we're gonna talk about the media deal of the week Between warner and discovery and how it's changed the landscape and so much more and that's what we're doing here this morning.
Fresh update on "sixty million dollar" discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"The value might be as much as fifty thousand dollars. It could go up to one hundred thousand dollars if he wins wimbledon. Us open and completes the grand slam. You would have the racket from grand slam. But just some of the The estimate. I mean look at tom. Brady game warn. Twenty twenty one super bowl jersey. That could fetch more than one million dollars. These are rough estimates here. But maybe that's why that little little kid was so excited when he's gone. This is worth fifty thousand dollars. There's college tuition yes mclovin. It's good to see devon booker catch break financially hundred sixty million dollar contract. And he's one billion dollar girlfriend. Gave us okay. we give broad. You gotta give that to somebody who doesn't need it. Wait is booker. Going out with the one who's not worth a billion now you're right. He goes out with kendall. You're you're the expert on this. These topics highly kylie's worth a billion. Kendall's about kenosha is she. Should there's no kenosha and chloe is doing well. That's all i care about. Is chris paul going to make one hundred million dollar contract after this year. Does this like i know. He's like thirty six thirty seven. I don't think so the estimates. I saw that it would be a three year deal for around sixty million dollars. But he is. He's turning down. I think a forty two or forty four million dollar extension with phoenix. But i don't know like this is a move that the knicks make and it's not the right move to make for the knicks. But if you wanna overpay for chris paul you could have had chris pau and what he's doing at age thirty seven and you know he's not a guy who is known for jumping even quickness. He just smart just has an ability to kind of pickus spots and he doesn't turn the ball over mclovin isn't phoenix the perfect spot for him like for him to leave to a nicotine. This seems like an unbelievable chemistry with all those guys. Yeah so i would think so that young team and this is what they needed and to be able doesn't have to be the star doesn't have to be the second best player. He has to be the smartest player but devon booker deondraye aiden some role players. They're his his job is sort of what do you need. It's almost game to game. You need me to score. Put up thirty seven. You need me to pass. I'll do seventeen and fifteen. That's that's a pretty good luxury that you have right there. You go to new york and they expect more out of you and at that age he not gonna be able to deliver what new york would expect. He plays thirty one minutes ago. I did play every game now. I love that had injury issues. But he hasn't had that ultimate success. still going to be hall of famer love. There is a report that the sixers won the trade formed. You remember this. He said he was not interested in them. But i feel like he'd be a great piece for the obviously for.
An NFT-backed jpeg sold for $69.3 million at a Christie's auction
"This week at christie's which is the big Auction site for for art. A creator of art named people sold one of his japex digital creation for sixty. Nine million dollars Is it dollars. Or is it crypto. Well it's worth sixty nine million. Whatever it is it is the. He's the third largest price paid for living artists. People is up there now with jeff collins and david. Hockney sixty nine nine to be fair. Nine point three million dollars went to christie's which immediately i'm sure turned the theory him into american cold hard cash sixty million of it was a bid by an anonymous bidder using a pseudonym although we think we now know who it is and i'll explain that in just a second sixty million dollars what did you get for the sixty million. Did you get something you can hang on your wall. No did you get did you get. What did you get you got. You didn't even get the j. peg. You can have the j. peggy at address which would give you this. J peg which by the way consists of five thousand images that people has taken he. Does it daily art image. Over the last Well since two thousand seven whatever that is fourteen years so it's ki- it's kind of the collected works of people but you don't even really get anything except a toke a thing that says you own it it it can be infinitely reproduced. You can print it. Anybody can print up but you own it only you can own it. And that's a. That's a affirmed on the blockchain. Sixty million dollars. Now the guy who bought it uses the name medic cova. But amy caster who i. I don't know from adam but wrote in the blog and i convinced me. That in fact is a crypto entrepreneurs. Been on the scene. For about seven years named vig. Nash some dorasan and furthermore amy caster kind of explained for the first time to me. What's really going on here. So it wasn't Medico vans own ethereal that he spent in effect he created a another crypto bundle called b twenty bought the painting with that and is selling shares. Bits fractional portions of the people artwork to other people in other words. Step three prophet fifty nine. He owns fifty nine percent of be dot twenty. Motta's who else owns it. Be people owns a two percent stake so in effect people bought his own painting or part of his own painting. I'm not that there's any conflict of interest there or is there. But really i think if there is if in your mind there is some question and i'll ask you guys now to comment but if they're in your mind some question about what the hell is. How could how could jay peg be worth sixty nine point three million dollars. And why would somebody a medico van. Spend that kind of money on jay peg. It now becomes clear. He's gonna make money on it
Fresh update on "sixty million dollar" discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I mean that's like you know you appreciate a man's wishes at that point but also like if some of them are in a mental say where they almost just watch like casper michael the goalkeeper and simon care the captain. We've referenced were legitimate friends and like you know. Longtime teammates have been together for a decade on this national team. And they've been kind of the bedrock of a team. That is kind of surprising. You wouldn't expect denmark as good at soccer as they are and they've been the bedrock for why they are now so they have gone through a lot together so the idea that you know they they can just be press right into action and cash. Michael eventually made save. That led to finland's only goal. I made a mistake. That led to finland's only goal. And who knows if he was in the right mental state to play but like in theory. They're respecting the wishes of their team right. And that's the question like are these people are these players in the right mental state to decide. We should finish this game today. Are we being forced inbetween. And a hard place by uefa either now or tomorrow at noon which neither solution is good for them. We are teammate. Almost die on the field. And now you're pressuring us into making this decision on the spot about whether or not to finish this game. How do you do that after. Just witnessing a traumatic event during the game you're playing to as the thing pieces were written about fans in their relationship with the athlete because a bottle being thrown at kyrie irving and trae young is being spit on and russell. Westbrook is having popcorn dumped on him. I was thinking to myself along the lines of one of the things. I like about the red zone. Is it cuts out. All of the clutter also is more humanizing about what's actually happening on the field because if there's an injury i don't have to see it i'm watching football for seven hours on sunday and never seeing that they leave injuries to go to someplace else where there aren't injury. It's not the injuries owned and it's the red zone. I understand and so one of the things that happening in that sport. I appreciate that elaborate. That it's not the injuries zone. That's a totally different channel. Then evidently wittingham would be watching because he likes watching. Medical procedures on the field would be very lowly rated channel but one of the things that happens in football is somehow even though you have a lot of information including brains being donated because people are killing themselves in order to end their lives and end the pain in football on occasion. One of the things that happens with the dehumanisation is know that football is violent. But you don't know how violent because you don't feel it on monday mornings and leaving those games in those injuries in those prayer circles and the paralysis and the fact that an ambulance is on the sideline on calling football in. The way probably isn't in some of these sports. that aren't as violent. I believe contributes to the dehumanisation of these entertainers. Because we don't want to look at it because it makes us uncomfortable. What who wants to see a prayer circle in the middle of their barbecue in the middle of ten people at their house. Wearing dolphin jerseys. Who wants to see a bunch of warrior. Gladiators kneeling and weeping next to some dude that they think is your lost. The the use of his limb. Chris wedding in the medical procedures is what christmas. The science is what wittingham. No one wants to see it dan. It's it's listed in sports place. You go to to have fun to escape from reality to get away from some of your stress. I mean your problems and your everyday life and of course. No one wants to see that they want to move away from it as quickly as possible but we all kind of somewhere in the back of your head is thought that while watching a football game somebody might die right like. It's a possibility if remote. It is a possibility. And i don't think we've properly kind of vetted you can say our thoughts on when that will happen. What's the media reaction. What's our reaction. What's the broadcast responsibility. And i do of. This is a thought exercise for a lot of people that cover end of like what happens is instead of analyzing it though it so much easier to say. Don't show me that. I don't wanna see. It just resumed the game when that's not there like that's what the broadcast was getting in terms of anger from the public. Because of all of the things we're talking about. I came here for fun. Don't show me the awful thing. I'm not here for awful things wittingham. Do you think the nfl has a plan in place. In case like the worst case scenario happened someone dies during a game. Do you think they've ever considered that. That is a possibility and they would know what to do. They have a plan. Are chris said that. And i said to myself. I don't actively think that while watching football ever like that's not a thought that i have. Somebody's going to die here even though as you mentioned it. It's a possibility obvious. I've never thought it as well but that is interesting the question. That's metis asking the point that chris brings up because you would think if they don't have a plan in place they probably do or at least thinking of one right moving forward. Yeah this is definitely thought. Exercise for the nfl. I would presume that the league has i mean like medically a plan but in terms of like how you handle the pr afterwards. How you handle playing of games after that like diversity. Spend this season. Take a month off. What's the appropriate amount of time in between a player dying in resuming action again. What like what like. What are the broadcasters. Have a responsibility to show what the reporting. i think. there's probably a huge number of steps. Here that are not really thought about that much. And my point is if you're roger goodell and you make sixty million dollars a year like you better have thought of everything like you. Better have a plan in place for these things. And that's where i think. The disconnect is on watching the the game. Yesterday there was no plan in place. The broadcasters didn't know what to do the people feeding the footage to the broadcasted know what to do people on the field to know what to do the team to know what to do. Uefa clearly had no idea what to do. They just wanted to make money. Keep playing the games all but there's gonna be no right there. There's going to be so much discomfort that we're going to need to put our criticism somewhere. There's not going to be no matter. What the plan is handling something like that. It's not like it's going to be handled and we're not gonna put. We're gonna be like oh. That was a terrible tragedy. We're going to blame somebody because in sports. We always have to blame somebody. If we're uncomfortable someone somewhere is going to get blamed. And i certainly don't think sixty million dollar goodell has the answers for anything. What i just saw happen in that sport when they were like yes..
Rise above the cloud: Amazon's new chief executive
"Thank you for standing by good day. Everyone and welcome to the amazon dot com hugh thousand and twenty financial results yesterday as it does. Every three months amazon held an earnings call it detailed a record quarter. The firm reported more than one hundred billion dollars in sales for the first time then came another disclosure today. We announced our founder and ceo. Jeff jesus will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter of this year. Jeff bezos at one time. The richest man in the world will step away from the helm of the company. He founded we'll mostly. I will reiterate that jeff is not leaving. He is getting a new job. He's going to be executive chair of board super important. Rolled order super. His successor will be andy jesse. A twenty year amazon veteran and head of amazon web services the company's enormous cloud computing arm since its founding. Mr bezos has insisted amazon continued to act like a feisty startup and he reiterated his catchphrase in a letter announcing the transition saying it remains day. One in fact it's day nine. Thousand seven hundred or so company has a goodly handful of challenges. That weren't around on day. One were the news. That jeff bezos is stepping back from day to day management. Amazon is a complete surprise. Patrick fouls the economists business affairs editor before the pandemic taken a backseat role. Then he returned to day to day management to deal with the huge surge in business the amazon sore during twenty twenty. He had two successes on the table. One of whom signaled he would leave the company so it was all set up for management transition but the exact timing of that wasn't clear until we've just had an how did amazon whether the the huge surge in business that the challenges that the twenty twenty brought well it's obviously been at the absolute halt of the digital surge. We've seen in the economy in two ways. First of all the e commerce machine. It runs both selling it so in product directly and doing logistics for other firms seen an enormous boom and business but also critically it's cloud thing business is behind a lot of the digital services we've been using from zoom to streaming services on the tv. So it's been absolutely central really to the economists response to the lockdown pandemic. He's about to say that. Mr basis is going out on a high note. I think he is in several ways. I mean you can judge by the financial performance of the company and its valuation which is close to an all time high. I think you can judge it by a also the social contribution. The foams made i mean. It's very controversial business. People were accused of being monopoly of exploiting workers and so on. But i think you can say that over the last year it's also showing that it's really an essential part of many people's lives and i'm sure. Jeff bezos will be thinking about last as he talks his departure but the say threats out there for amazon regulators. Continue to scrutinize it more than ever yesterday. The ftc one of these regulators reached a settlement with amazon for sixty million dollars. It'd been accused of believable more shortchanging drivers over tips and this continual pushback on labor regulation conditions of workers and there's also actually some nascent signs of competition from big firms like walmart which are finally getting their act together on digital. Well you mentioned that regulatory scrutiny which is also been directed at the likes of google and apple mr base is was one of the last founders to still be leading the tech giant he founded. I mean how significant is it to you that he's stepping aside here us right. The big five tech companies in america the have come to dominate its stock market and to some degree. Corners of its economy is now only one founder. Left in the hot seat mark zuckerberg and he's in a very hot seat indeed given facebook's problems so it does feel like it marks. Perhaps in you era when these huge companies have reached a point of dominance and yet some of the big questions that that has created remain unanswered will government. Break them up will. New competitors eventually arise and will be able to keep the same spirit of dynamism the propelled them to the success going for decades to come.
How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood
"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future
Activision Blizzard Reportedly in Talks with Team Owners to Reduce Franchise Buy-Ins
"Blizzard's franchise leagues buy-ins raised a ton of eyebrows around Esports. It's the o w l kicked it off with franchise fees to the original 12 teams at twenty million dollars each. The aid expansion teams that came after the first season paid even more according to various reports about some reports said that those binds might get up to sixty million dollars. The Call of Duty League was similar all the start of branches paid 25 million bucks for a spot and they haven't had any expansion teams yet. Well that investment has not been recouped and is in danger of crippling franchises the pandemic cause massive turmoil, of course, but the declining popularity of OverWatch is also a key concern according to this report. Western Road, Tony Petty the former Dem will be Deputy Commissioner hired by a be over the summer has been in talks to teens about how to make their organization successful long-term. Nothing has been decided yet. But cutting down those lofty Pines would go a long way and removing the heartfelt by the team's very few e Sports organizations are profitable even the ones with the massive content machines quite a few of the organizations that compete in one foul or both of the CDL and o w l only compete in the CDL or owo. Those are the ones most in danger of folding without an Roi soon. Now, nothing has been decided hear. These are just box but these are talks that have happened for a while and they're incredibly important conversations. The fact that team owners are now less bullish on these leagues, especially the o w l than they were a few years ago is pretty telling if not entirely surprising the main selling point for the o w l was the Geo localized nature of the league and while that hasn't been entirely the fault of a b it hasn't been able to take off. There are no guarantees that even when cope with this model will be song. Either it had never been tried before guess we'll have to wait and see but if anybody wants to keep these leagues around especially the o w l they should be offering discounts on those by ends.
CAA Signs Esports/Lifestyle Organization 100 Thieves
"A Signs East sports lifestyle Org, a hundred thieves gaming lifestyle entertainment an entertainment organization hundred thieves has signed with Ca. founded in twenty seventeen by made shot hundred thieves comprises nearly fifty digital creators and sports. Professionals they've raised sixty million dollars from people like scooter, Braun, and Drake and I mean, they don't operate in that many sports anymore. I. Think they dropped counterstrike. So they've got fortnight Valeriy pretty much I think. neither of which I think are competitive like hundred thieves is not in the top valor roster rankings for at least I. Think they're not I have that big cash up compounds. Yeah. The cash-out compound is I mean I that's just a different level and yeah, let me just really. Like. Quote the article directly here because and then I'll let you give your opinion here William. But it says ca says it plans to help hundred thieves, expand its content and media interest into new areas in revenue streams through opportunities in digital content, talent, film, television podcasts, and more. So. So you know. The reason why I know and I know you thought it was a bit weird why I wanted to put this on the show. Okay. Yeah, I did I did but. Explain to me how like hundred thieves especially has been backing out of e sports right there. Sports Org that doesn't participate in many sports. They sell a lot of hoodies and there's a lot of fans of the merch right Good Great March but the big I like. As they've been pulling out of more and more e sports, I've been led to believe that this is because they want to move towards more and more content creation I assume. But now it seems they've also outsource that to see a basically this was my reaction would destroy. It was like it's sort of like giving away your own job like I thought if you weren't like there's two ways to be competitive east sports team, you can be all about you know winning right the stats, the numbers, the player recruitment strategy, the trophies right or you can be all about you know the eyeballs, the digital content, the talent, the film podcasts, and Incremental Revenue Opportunities Right. The article literally says ca will help with content talent film podcasts than incremental. Like. That is literally the business model they're on and all ready. Already E. Sports teams are somewhat at risk of becoming talent agencies. If you look at what they do many sports or skirt, the line of literally just being tat like they might just be better off on a talent agency business fundamentally with hundred thieves is right a talent agency. So why does the talent agency exactly meet a tolliday he and then doesn't your talent also have tellier telling you need shot doesn't have so you're telling me. Valkyrie doesn't have a talent agent like attached to be true. So like so what is it like you agent signs you to a team? So you consigned to an agent who will it's This. Unless, there is some real strategic reason why see a has better industry connectivity than hundred thieves right that there's just access points and opportunities they can insert the town until. But if that's the case I would say CIA should launch a sports and have their own team and do it themselves. You know what I mean like it really doesn't add up to me unless an last and I'm kinda calling this. My DIGNAM ISRAELIS MAY BE CA will buy one hundred thieves like maybe this is prep for a purchase or sale or something. 'cause let's see it make strategic i. don't think that's having it all but that's the only way. It makes strategic sense because the only reason why you would take this over is if you may be planned on folding at an and this was an interim step, but it's weird
Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line In Flux Due To Injuries
"Have lots of talk about as it relates the cowboys I just what I think of this team this year and the expectations after Jerry Jones finally made the gutting decision that led to Jason Garrett showing up the building every day with a binder underneath his arm and dutifully hoping that he would. Get a stay of execution cowboy fan celebrated not only the draft pick a CD lamb but a coach was skins. Mike McCarthy hasn't exactly translated into the season that they had hoped for, and we're expecting some of it has to do with injuries bobby and we'll get to those in a second but a lot of teams are having to deal with injuries this year. Yeah. I, mean, the team the cowboys have up here the browns they've got a lot of injuries to deal with I. Mean The seahawks had you know a lot of patchwork stuff that they were doing last Sunday against the cowboys and so injuries are an excuse they're not necessarily a good excuse though for this cowboys team I think they, they definitely are missing some guys. They probably feel a little bit like we're not gonNA know who we are for real until probably mid October when randy gets reinstated fully you get hopefully late and vander aeschbacher. Corner start getting healthy so. It may be a situation where the cowboys are kind of you know we're GONNA fight and we're GONNA get as best we can until we get healthy and that's not necessarily an excuse that they're giving. It's just this is the way it's gotta be, and we kind of make do a little bit because they are decimated in the secondary. They've had issues at linebacker they've you know had the issues along the offensive line they lost jar when they're starting tight end and So I, mean they've definitely. Had those issues the thing that they don't want. You, you can't really do anything about injuries. You just adapt as best. You can the thing they don't want his they can't have. Three drops and you know two and a half yards per touch from Zeke Elliott. They can't have Jalen Smith missing tackles consistently and still be sixty million dollar guy they can't have. Dak Prescott turning the ball over. They need to have him protecting the ball. They can't have you know some of these. Occasional Amari Cooper focus drops. You expect injuries you deal with those. What you can have is all of that and then along in the secondary, you can't have guys just making really low I q reads and busted covered just stuff that doesn't seem to be a factor of trying to learn a new defense. This just seems like flat out low I q stuff of not recognizing who's assignment is who's You know I think back to Jalen Smith's comment to a about. Throwing it out through a little bit. Maybe they need to simplify the playbook if our fans aren't familiar with that one, let's play that one real quick. People, find beams the defense could innocent the group. Absolutely. Absolutely. I. Believe. Allowing more allowing US more opportunities to Hound in on what? We're actually going to run in in our game plan. I believe it's important. That each and every player knows in and out what they have to do. With a smaller playbook, you you know gives us better opportunity to do that. And like I said this about as growing each and every week. On coaches are the same page, the players on the same page and we're just trying to do whatever it takes to get that much better. Each and everyone is that players that aren't capable of learning the playbook or is it possibly too complicated? I don't know but I, got to tell you for all the people that wanted Rod. Marinelli Outta here have been overly impressed with Mike Nolan's defense. Again, injuries are an issue, I mean you lose Gerald McCoy loosely Van Deresh. You lose your to starting Corner Anthony Brown, and Lucy, but even they were healthy in that first game. I didn't think this team look that good. No, and you know it's again it's one of those things where not even a mention he's been healthy for the season but Jordan Lewis missed all the camp. I. Sale. Yeah. Exotic Woods was a big part of your problem last Sunday against the seahawks but I think overall everybody's got to step up. You know it's funny. We had Had the funny line during training camp. When asked him do you think about opting out at all and he said, Nope, contract to your baby and there's a lot of guys back there right now in contractors Jordan Lewis Cheeto you've got exertive your woods is another one. And it's fascinating that they're seeming to have these issues not just with again, the adjustment or or or skill players opposite them it's they're just dropping the ball in terms of. Knowing really basic fundamental stuff that that should have been all ironed out already and and you can say, maybe that's a a an issue with you didn't have some of the same lead up time or some of the same work that you would normally get but everybody had those same sort of issues and and not everybody is having these same sorts of just busted coverage touchdowns. I. Think there's four already on the year that were just left wide open by somebody not knowing an assignment including three last week against the
Is Mitch McConnell Rigging The Game?
"Other news, there's the other branch of Congress or the other house. Of Congress. The Senate and everyone knows their Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is unshakable and ruthless, and he's going to maximize his power however cam, but it is also the case the death of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG has taken us to uncharted territory. There are very real political pressures that are going to affect how the next several months play out. Mitch McConnell does not care about being charged with the Crisi but the raw politics of this moment themselves are not uncomplicated. As it was with the affordable care act remember Mitch McConnell had a lot of bravado about that and he failed famously and humiliatingly to replace the law. Here's mayor discuss across pressures. He faces longtime McConnell Allah Gist Jane Mayer Chief of Washington correspondent New Yorker wrote an incredibly insightful profile McConnell back in April this weekend row quote from Mitch McConnell keeping a Senate. Majority matters more than the Supreme Court. Jamie. It's great to have. Let's start with that because it seems to me there's two imperatives here. Everyone says about McConnell the two things he cares about is keeping the Senate majority and being Senate majority leader. Judges the Federal Bench, and there is a way to interpret the politics of the moment that there's a little bit attention between those two imperatives. How do you see it? Well, I mean there is I mean he wants to get obvious wants to hold the majority wants to stay being majority leader. And, this is going to be the crowning moment of his career to have yet one more justice on Supreme Court here we can get him through and he's promised trump of course that he's going to have a vote on this, and so how do you do this the problem? The problem for McConnell is it's unclear if he can keep the majority in the Senate. It's a dicey election year for him. There are a number of racist. They're very close and he doesn't want to do anything that's going to hurt the endangered members of his caucus. So he's got to try to juggle the schedule in some way that doesn't put those members on the spot in a way that will hurt them. So he's the first thing he's going to do an, and surely his done is canvas. Those members find out exactly how they feel about how this this process would affect their races. And then, and then way that in terms of whether it be better have a vote before or after the election. So. It's it's. It's. It's it's tricky but he is nothing if not clever about things like this this is he he? Very early on in his career, he ran for office from a district where he hadn't been resident in residence long enough and he vowed after that, he would never again ignore the rules, and since then he's become kind of a master of the rules, the more arcane the better. And he just he loves talking to the parliamentarian in the Senate and figuring out sort of the the most devious ways to get what he wants. The most sort of obvious pressure here. Just talking about this and I think it's pretty interesting. There's a bunch of folks who are up. In who are imperilled where it's not clear That going ahead with this would be helpful them. We have a bunch of pulling out today showing majority of people oppose it. Those numbers will probably change as they converge towards the polarization and everything else. But like Cory Gardner is down in all the polls and Colorado, he's in a state that Democrats have carried. Now a bunch and plan to carry again Martha. mcsally sally is down a to mark Kelly. You know they're on the sort of aggressor side here in terms of public opinion. It does seem like they've kind of don't care. It doesn't seem like there's a jump together mentality here in terms of getting them to come out whether it was him or not a publicly for those. Well I think. He's GonNa. Be Looking at McConnell will look at each of these races and I think you can almost imagine that he's written off. Gardner in. Colorado, and makes out the in Arizona. So he's not going to change his plan just for them unless he thinks it's going to save them and you'd probably thinks it won't save them and he's already given collins kind of buy in Maine. So it gets you down to the racist that are really going to matter in this are probably it's it's probably Tillis in North Carolina, Joni Ernst in Iowa, and Danes in in Montana, and if McConnell feels that those three or not endangered by going head, he may just gun it. You know and and try try to get I think though that in addition to just thinking about each of these races and how it affects each of the races, there's something else. He's probably got to think about, which is the overall look of this thing if if it appears to the American public that he is one set of rules for Democrats and there's another set of rules he's got for Republicans here, one Senate rules for America and another set of rules for whoever trump nominates at this point, it looks like he's reading the game it looks corrupt. It looks like a naked power, grab an and it's ugly and that could actually create a backlash I think that both he and trump have to think about. It it might really bother a lot of people in this country to think that that it's it's just too corrupt game in Washington. Yeah, I. think that's a correct reading of both where the polls are and the political risks they run and I think it's notable that McConnell has committed to vote but not win and I thought. This was also notable. He wrote this dear colleague later re basically says I don't say anything don't lock yourself into position. Let it give it give us time to work over the coming days. We're GONNA come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how he will handle the coming nomination for those who are unsure how to answer for those inclined to oppose giving nominee a vote I urge you all to keep your powder dry Dombrowski and collins. Have not heeded that but Mitt Romney said declined today saying anything I know Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania I fully expect will support moving forward. But that that to me, it was interesting because the timing here and the sort of needle to thread is not nothing I think we'll try to do it and the odds are in their favor they will. But because of exactly what you and unseeded from the political standpoint, it's not clear that this is help for them politically in the short term. I think it may not be I. Mean I think also it's going to energize the base on both sides here for and the thing is that when it comes to the energizing the base, the base that needs more energizing really is probably on the Democratic side and you've already seen it happen I, mean look at the amount of money that act Lou raise you know practically overnight a hundred, million dollars two, hundred and sixty. Now it's one hundred and sixty million dollars. Shipping shocking about money. Shocking money an and I think the other thing that it might do is from was doing some reporting two days. I think it may really energize kids younger voters because. You know they were kind of holding their nose, a lot of them about Joe Biden it wasn't an exciting. It didn't seem you now like there was that much reason to do it. Now there's a reason that a lot of young people are GONNA see they're gonNA look they're gonNa see Roe v Wade is in the balance they're going to see a four Bul healthcare act and possibly anything to do with insurance for preexisting conditions and they're looking at the future this is going to. Their. Lives for the this is a this is a decision that has tremendous implications for everybody in the country and it's GonNa be clear and so I, you know it may turn you know help turn out. The Democrats who were young. Six three Roberts court climate. Regulation jurisprudence. A. Favorable to the kinds of solutions. That are necessary. Do you think? Ultimately McConnell himself is up and I don't think he's. He's personally a lot of trouble against say, McGrath at least the pulling now but there are also just a bunch of seats that weren't supposed to be in play that really do seem like they are. There's A Texas poll that has cornyn barely up. There's a Mississippi poll out today that has. Chrissy Hyde Smith a just a few points on Mike espey. There's the Iwa Joni Ernst race I mean it's wild how wide the sort of battlefield has gotten for him to try to hold this thing together. It's it's really volatile and and and the thing is it. What it does is it puts the Republicans on the spot about they've been doing kind of a split that's broader and broader that gotta keep the trump face and and but that's not enough for in many places to get reelected, and so they've got to do is add in. The moderates the you know suburban women particularly and got a candidate here who for a nominee for the supreme court that is truly the choice of the evangelical part of the trump ace it by very much alienate moderate women in the suburbs and in other places especially over things like abortion where sixty two percent of the people in this country saver. Abortion. As keeping it legal and don't WanNa go backwards. So it's it's. It's I think it's a it's it's a it's a it's a risky thing for some ways. You people think it's all into such a gift. Not, necessarily think that's right. Read on the situation Jane Mayer thanks as always great reporting and inside appreciate it. Great to be with you.
Biden shatters record with $364.5 million haul in August
"Eye catching news is the fundraising numbers that Biden is reporting for the month of August according to the new. York Times his campaign received more than hundred sixty, million dollars for the entire month, which would blow pass Barack Obama's previous record set in two thousand eight. The months numbers were helped by two huge events, the Democratic convention, which is Essentially A. Four, night commercial or telethon, and then announcing Comma Harris has his choice for VP, which apparently led to the campaign racing forty, eight million dollars in the forty eight hours after the announcement not to be outdone trump in the RNC said they raised about seventy, six, million dollars during last week's convention whereas Biden raised seventy million during the Democrat convention. But this huge month from Joe definitely cut into trump's fundraising
Insider trading issues raised after Kodak's stock gets hot
"Shares of Kodak taking another leg lower today as the drama around the company Continues Swirl. The latest twist. Kodak. Significantly up to its lobbying spending before being awarded seven hundred and sixty five million dollar government loan according to Reuters Kodak Spent Eight hundred seventy thousand dollars in lobbying efforts between April and June. Compare that to less than five thousand dollars it spent in Q. One of twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred now as. We've been reporting here on fast money. The rise in Kodak's years before news officially broke of that government loans, concerns of insider trading and an SEC broke the company's earnings call last night Kodak CEO said, he supports the government's decision to put the loan on hold until I'd investigation is complete. Karen you have puts in this stock. What is remarkable is that it's nowhere near the level it was trading at prior to the win the loan was announced. Right. Five hundred percent more than that. It's interesting to me that that's a great return on those lobbying dollars, right? I mean eight, hundred, thousand. Seven hundred sixty, million dollar loan or whatever. It might be I think the CEO had to say that I don't really know what else he can say like does disregard those that all that option noise give us the money anyway I think that this I think it's sort of become an embarrassment of to the trump administration and they probably should just. Speaking now someone who's long puts right that they should just let this one go and not not fun this loan it's too noisy. Ten and Every part of that option is just terrible right Tim. What it gets back to you know even if they get the loan, are they the right company to be producing the pharmaceutical? Talk. Once upon a time, try to be a blockchain company. Now back to photography company trying to be a generic drugmaker ingredient maker is right company. I mean. This is a company that has tried to reinvent itself Multiple Times since twenty twelve bankruptcy. And so I just it's hard for me to understand. We don't have enough of a show to talk about the what lobbying efforts or like and the impact and how the shouldn't happen anyway even with real companies. But I think if you look at the trading volume volume on the stock, it went from trading by appointment to trading two hundred and fifty million shares at its peak two weeks ago It's still trading about nine million shares to about eating a million dollars of turnover which tells you there's just an extraordinary backdrop still I agree with Karen, I think there's more to go here.
Memphis Police Union Head On Calls For Reform
"Simon Congress many cities states and countries say that they want to reform police practices but any reforms we need to go through police unions Michael Williams heads the Memphis police union and joins us now thanks very much for being with us Mr Williams good morning how are you fine thank you Sir I want to ask you about the commercial appeal newspaper there points out that the the twenty nineteen city budget called for two hundred sixty million dollars in police services but just a little over four million to housing and they suggested that maybe giving more people shelter it might be a wiser way to spend tax dollars and even bring down the crime rate how do you spell that it is it is hardly wholeheartedly I don't necessarily agree with the funding police but you know this is something I've been working on not just as a union president but as a citizen and as a native Mississippian we have started to spend too much money and economic development we've diverted too much money of course tax dollars into pilot when you live in the second most violent city in the nation which is massive aside from what happened to Mr Floyd which was working near active and there is money it's just a matter of prioritization we are not a bank we are a D. that the citizens pay their hard earned tax dollars which I am one of and we deserve to have a better amenities better core services and not necessarily spend all our money to make the rich richer well let me ask you something that might be a little tougher than than just money if I might put it as that well Kerr twenty eighteen there were reports that maybe the Tennessee bureau of investigation should be the responsible party for investigating officer related shootings officer involved shootings in Shelby County which is in Memphis would you advise your members not to submit to interviews in and give statements to the union right what a good deal everybody thinks that because you're a police officer you want to separate me from being a Christian everybody's entitled to their Fifth Amendment rights just because I'm a police officer don't necessarily mean that I give up my constitutional right and we encourage officers to give statement but if you're going to compare all day on the guild's statement and they should be covered by what we call god I can't even think of the name now well was that after I did give me a chance to follow up anyway recognizing that their citizens in every US citizen is entitled to right right not even close off incriminate yes exactly but what about the idea that of course police officers are also public servants who by the way are entrusted with sometimes lethal force and and that they ought to submit themselves for interviews the responsible parties as soon as possible in the public interest sure well that's not a problem but also you know just as any one of this country I love this country and what this country is built on no one everybody's innocent until proven guilty number two everybody is entitled to representation you know you try to paint not necessarily you but they're individuals I try to paint unions this organization we don't set policy so when they talk about reform and all that well we don't the city of Memphis state Tennessee legislator legislation base that policy we don't we just abide by the policies that they sent for now only just like any other organization that has the ability to say that we like this or don't like that but that still doesn't determine what policies are going to be set so you know I think that there's a bigger agenda at play when it comes to unions across this country everybody's represented yeah let me ask and we just got half an hour left we went about the forty eight hour waiting period before an officer accused of misconduct can be interviewed about it would you be willing to give that up in collective bargaining no because just like with anything everybody's traumatized when they go through a dramatic situation I'm a combat veteran and I definitely understand post about express disorder also understand so therefore when you start coming at an individual right after something happens you know it's just like a citizen our system has the ability to either talk or not talk and that's something that everyone continues to try to take away from of police officers that I don't think that that's right Michael Williams of the Memphis police unit thanks so much for being with us you're welcome
Report: White House Coronavirus Task Force overspent on mask cleaning systems
"A new report says the White House coronavirus task force over spent on medical mask cleaning machines that failed to meet promises according to NBC news the no bid deal with Patel memorial institute was originally sixty million dollars but notes obtained from a task force meeting showed the potential cost to taxpayers grew to four hundred thirteen million and may have been capped at six hundred million dollars both scientists and nurses say the recycled masks broke down after only two or three treatments not twenty as promised no comment yet from president trump poor vice president pence others
Banks are Cutting Their Risk By Cutting Your Credit Card Limits
"On this Wednesday may twentieth. Hey have you applied for a new credit card in the last couple of months if so and if you've had trouble getting approved well you're in good company? Given all the financial uncertainty were experiencing right. Now banks are nervous so they're making it much tougher to qualify for new cards to avoid taking on customers. Who may not be able to pay their bills. According to the Saint Louis Federal Reserve forty percent of. Us Bank say. They're getting choosier about who they lend money to. Where that's issuing credit cards or personal loans? That's the biggest pull back in lending since two thousand nine. According to see net among the biggest lenders to play defense this way discover financial services apply for a discover card. And you'll find the company verifying your employment not just your credit score and if you are approved your credit limit may well be less than you'd hope for on recent earnings called discover CEO. Roger Hawks Trial said the company's taking these and other steps to quote curtail risk to put it more plainly discover and other financial institutions. WanNa make sure they don't get saddled with too much. Unpaid debt pre pandemic discover had been growing steadily and profitably twenty. Nineteen was a good year and the company was expecting twenty twenty to be even better instead. Discover lost about sixty million dollars in the first quarter of this year and its future like the future of so many other businesses is clearly uncertain which is to say things may not be any easier at the other major credit card companies both city and capital. One say they are also tightening up credit requirements C net reports. Okay so maybe you can't get a new card and you haven't seen one of those zero balanced transfer offers that to flood your mailbox in months but that's not all. Some companies are reducing credit limits for existing customers. It's happening a lot one out of four American credit card users. That's fifty million. People have had their credit limits slashed on at least one card in the previous thirty days some have even had an account closed. That's according to a survey by compare cards a service owned by lending tree. Those changes are hitting Gen Z. Millennials and Gen xers equally according to see net. Apparently baby boomers are being spared so far. This is a tough thing to have happened. If you've just lost your job or you expect to and it often comes as a rather ugly surprise credit cards dot com analysts had rosman told Marketwatch. Most people don't realize how much freedom credit card issuers have to cut limits or even cancel cards without warning companies that acknowledged they're assessing credit limits. Include Wells Fargo. Us Bank in American Express and American Express spokesperson told Marketwatch that the company is based in credit limits on quote real time. Evaluations of a person's financial help so too is synchrony financial which issue store credit cards including JC Penney. Gap and American Eagle outfitters discovers. Roger Hawks child however is expressly said the company is not slashing credit limits or closing inactive accounts given the millions of Americans who are now jobless hawks trial call those actions challenging according to Bloomberg. Pulling away credit. When they need it most can have tremendously adverse impacts hawks trial set indeed. Many people rely on credit cards as emergency funds in April about a month into lockdowns about forty seven percent of Americans had credit card debt. That's up four points from March. According to a survey by CREDIT CARDS DOT COM and having your credit limit reduced or a card cancelled can hurt your credit score. Even as news rolls out about the new challenges of getting and keeping credit banks are also enrolling people in programs intended to help almost half a million discover account holders signed up for its skip a payment program. Those account holders have balances of more than three and a half billion dollars altogether. Yes you heard that right. Billion WITH A B. Other issuers are also
The Public Transit Problem in San Francisco
"As cities across the US. Start opening backup. There is a question looming over many of the country's biggest economies public transit trains. Subways and bus lines are crucial to cities like New York. Chicago and San Francisco but public transit tends to pack people together. It is basically a social distancing. Maher Jeffrey Tomlin is the director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency right now. Streetcars and rail systems in the city are not running and many bus routes have been shut down but as San Francisco starts to re-open Jeffery has to find a way to safely restart public transit. We call Jeffrey at his home. Or by the way it's a little spotty in places But if we are so thrilled to have you with US thank you for joining us So how long have you been with the San Francisco? Mta I started on December sixteenth was pretty intense first one hundred days. Oh my gosh you just started yes. I'm sorry that's A. That's a lot really fast. So Jeffrey. What steps did you take? The pandemic started Soon as the emergency order was issued a cut of military style strategic war room council gets formed and we formed that quickly knowing that the issues around the virus. We're going to hit our department. I so we put all that together at the end of February and then in a worm style. Like like in the movies really. Yeah I mean you know you're spaced out in a big conference room with whiteboards trying to figure out what on three going to so from what I understand. There are some cities that have opened up. And you've been kind of taking some inspiration from from cities like Taipei that have gotten their public transportation system up in running And I think I read that you had like a zoom call with the transit director in. Taipei's that right that's right in fact the mayor of Taipei Join US Which was a special treat Not only as a city are they reducing dramatically but they are having a very very low transmission rate on their public transit and they're public transit ridership is nearly back to a pre covet level. Oh so what are they doing? They have rigidly enforced Wearing a face coverings. They put up temperature checking stations at the fare gates before you get on the subway. Little infrared pens that like basically it goes near your forehead and it's an infrared reader off of your forehead so mask requirements temperature checks. What else are they doing? Contact tracing is a really really big deal and this is another area where we're going to struggle in the United States the the intensity of the contact tracing that they do in part because of the public surveillance cameras. How do you feel about the prospect of getting San Francisco Public Transit? Like ready for you know to have like it's normal. Seven hundred thousand people writing it. We know more now about how to protect our workers and so more workers are coming back to work on. That is the first step and then the second step is having that uncomfortable conversation with our city leaders. About how much are we prepared to enforce the rules so Jeffrey? A lot of the changes you're talking about would be quite expensive What is the San Francisco? Mta's budget situation so back in January separate Cisco's at the peak of a boom economy wealthier than it has ever been one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the Transportation Agency had a sixty million dollar structural deficit meaning. Our expenses were rising significantly faster than our revenue and we were going to have to cut something or find new revenue just in order to be able to keep swimming in place by the time shelter in place was ordered in mid March. Our primary revenue streams were down eighty to one hundred percent so the city is devastated economically and the transportation department more so at the moment than most other agencies because we are so dependent upon transit fares and parking fees and fines and all of those went zero. So that's the other thing that keeps me awake at night. How on Earth do I deliver service to the public in this time of intense need at the same time our revenue has completely collapsed and the absolute last thing that I want to do is to lay off a single worker in a time of economic crisis unprecedented since the Great Depression? We have to figure out what what gets cut a Ford to deliver the service that we had been delivering back in January and it will be a while before the city's economy comes back
$159M Contract to Help Expand Boston Commuter Rail Service
"The MBTA has big plans over the next four years to build up the commuter rail along the south coast and those plans are wheels in motion WBZ Jim McKay with more MBTA is awarding a nearly one hundred and sixty million dollar contract to construction group Skanska D. W. Y. J. V. as they will begin to phase one of their on going south coast rail project they're hoping by twenty twenty three they will have two new commuter rail stations completed in fall river in Freetown also to layover stations for trains and thirty seven miles of track either replaced a reconstructed the south coast rail project has a larger twenty thirty target date for phase two and when all is said and done there will be six new commuter rail stations a fall river and new Bedford branch on the M. B. T. a map and full blown commuter rail service across the south
Los Angeles Rams release running back Todd Gurley
"The rams have cut ties with Todd Gurley releasing the star running back could be in the face of the franchise ever since he was drafted by the team in twenty fifteen he was the NFL offensive player of the year in twenty seventeen and the rams made him the highest paid back in league history awarding him a sixty million dollar extension but he never returned to form as he battled a persistent knee injury Gurley's production dipped sharply last season rushing for a career low eight hundred fifty seven yards mark Myers Los Angeles
Pipeline owner agrees to pay $60M over 2015 California spill
"The owner of an oil pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of crude oil into southern California beaches in twenty fifteen will pay sixty million dollars to settle allegations it violated safety laws the deal still requires a court's approval Texas based plains all American pipeline owned the corroded pipeline that sprang a leak in Santa Barbara county the spill black into popular beaches for miles killed or foul hundreds of sea birds seals and other wildlife from her tourism and fishing this is CBS
How Torontos transit system made its riders the enemy
"And now five days later here. We are wondering where the relationship between the Transit Commission and its writers started to go off the rails and if at this point it's even possible to repair George Rawlings and this is the big story. Then spur is the transportation reporter at the Toronto Star. He has the unenviable task explaining to his city. I mean no worries. Why don't you start For the people outside Toronto weren't familiar with the TC just explain what Presto is and it came to be like the only fair system here Presto is a little card a little fare card that used to be green now they're mostly black basically the TD for a long time longer than many other. Major transit agencies was running on tickets and tokens and cash Which is a fairly inefficient way to run the system. They started to switch to a card model about a decade ago. and the Ontario Liberal government of the day had their own card called presto which basically forced on the TVs that you have to take this Otherwise we're going to cut off gas tax funding to the city. Which would be a big problem for the Until the TD accepted and since then it's been the slowly phased in on the T. as well as other. Gta Toronto Area Transit Agencies And now it's the primary way that people pay for transit but because of some issues with the rollout and some difficulties the TDC's still is accepting Tokens and tickets. They haven't actually faced out the whole thing so we're actually sort of operating in a bit of a hybrid system at moment. How has that rollout gone in general so there were some high profile problems especially at the start of the rollout on a lot of faulty card readers? People going to tap their cards on Machines buses and streetcars and them not working. Well to be fair. Those have been addressed some extent. The reliability of the most common machines is has gone up but some Machines related to Pressel on. Streetcars for instance. They had to rip out because they weren't working properly so There is kind of mistakes that can undermine the reputation of Presto and I should be clear that one of the interesting things about this is It's still owned by the province the TDC's a system owned and operated by the city and yet it's very strange thing where it doesn't have actually complete control over its primary source of revenue. It's it's that's controlled by the province and by the provincial transit agency metrolink so they have to work together to Kinda sort things out when there are problems and they don't always work so well together give me an example of the kind of friction. That's cost it's so whenever there are overlapping jurisdictions right between There's questions about who's responsible for things so basically anything that when when a presto reader goes down. There's a confusion sometimes. There has been in the past about whether it's the drivers responsible to responsibility to report that broken machine or whether the presto system should detect that broken machine and that it should get fixed. The kind of mid Issue that I think kind of made people's heads explode was that there is this There's machines on. Streetcars that take coins. And you pay your fare that way but They these machines according to audit were Basically filling up with coins couldn't accept any more coins and no one neither CDC or the vendor of the machine or metrolink's was actually Emptying them so they would go for days and days and days riding on these. Streetcars fill full of coins of Rogers couldn't pay And just that's the kind of thing that Rogers look at and say you know you really need to get your act together. The reason we're talking to you now is because this is all kind of come to a head over the past week Why don't you first start by explaining? I guess what the TC would say is the biggest problem that faces so the the big from the TDC's facing is is very unsexy and answer but their problem is A lack of money to to keep the system in a state of good repair They have a huge backlog of unfunded repairs something like thirty five billion a needed work over the system or the next fifteen years and only about maybe a third of that is funded. But that's kind of a separate issue from all of this fair money doesn't go to fix t transit infrastructure. That's a that's a separate thing but what has emerged as a problem is For years the TDC kind of said that we don't have a fair evasion problem. It's about in line with other transit agencies as maybe two percent. It's cost us. Maybe ten twenty million dollars not that sounds like a lot of money but for an agency with the budget of two billion dollars. It's not that big but back in February of last year the city Auditor General Predator report. That said you do have a big fair vision. Problem cost sixty million dollars the TD put out another. Its own report just recently. That founders even higher than that maybe seventy million dollars and all kinds of kind of rampant abuse people use in child Presto cards which Alleger ride system for free adults can easily get a hold on them. So there's that's going on a lot. Just hopping over Fare Gates for instance and just simply not paying on vehicles So they've started to pay attention to that right that they Are Hiring more fair vision officers and kind of ramping up efforts to to urge their riders to pay. Tell me about the posters. That are everywhere. City right yeah. So riders have started to see As part of this kind of increased efforts The launched this ad campaign. Just telling people to pay. It's kind of Trying to attack some of the I guess rationale that that riders don't pay their signs. That say you know having quotations like it's no big deal and then the TDC's messages well. It is a big deal and there's no excuse to not pay your fair. And they warn of the fine is up to four hundred. Twenty five dollars ended the CDC AD campaign even warns of facing criminal charges for for fare evasion. Which is an extremely rare thing. I I've never really heard of that happening. But they're sending the message that there are serious consequences for not paying your fair. And where does the enforcement come into this? So they've started to hire more transit officers. I can't remember the exact number but I think they're ramping up to close to two hundred and you're starting to see them much more frequently on On transit vehicles People are asking. Check your fair. And that of course has some concerns People are always concerned. Of course that whenever law enforcement sources or quasi law enforcement officers have discretion over who? They're going to confront that they're going to confront. Certain groups of people started a series of stories last year. That showed that there's some evidence that black writers are stopped more frequently than Or disproportionately frequently compared to other groups And we've seen actually cases of The CDC settled Allegations of racial profiling against it by a young writer who was Violently tackled? Think it's fair to say by three officers. So there's been a lot of concerns over those kind of Activities so to put this in. I guess a little bit of context for listeners. Outside the city no person in any city really loves their public transit. At least everybody has complaints about How's the relationship between the TC and it's writers right now. Particularly this week I try not to write a lot of stories that just kind of focus on people being upset at the TC. And the reason I do that is just because they're always people's upset at the TDC and sometimes they rightfully upset at the DC. Sometimes they're not really upset at the. Td People get really upset or a subway delay when someone jumped on the tracks in in front of the the subway train. I mean that's not the TDC doesn't want that People Complain About Public Transit. Like that's not the conversation we're having. There's something bigger going and I just should preface it by and just add that in some ways. Tdc's actually very good system is extensive bus network that goes across the whole city that That you can ride across the whole city single fair. That kind of thing is sort of not common in other North American cities necessarily. But you are seeing yeah. There's kind of a baseline level of frustration. But why I wanted to write a story over the last couple of days about the relationship between the T. C. N. N.'s writers is. It does seem that this kind of social contract. I guess between riders and this Public Transit Agency are starting to get a little frayed. And I think it's centers on this Fare evasion campaigns to some extent because the message
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"The best place to hold the G. seven summit trump tweeting today blaming do nothing radical left Democrats and their partner the fake news media trump reverses moved to hold the G. seven at a row following a firestorm of criticism US forces are moving from Syria into a rock in northern Syria in B. C.'s Richard Engel says they've been conflicting statements from defense secretary mark as were there not coming home they're just going to go over to a rock where they can continue to fight against ISIS and then this new statement to say well we might leave some of those forces in northern Syria to protect oil fields it's part of trump's withdrawal of troops in Syria that cleared the way for Turkish military operation against the Kurds who fought for years with the US against ISIS for drug companies are striking a last minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid epidemic AmerisourceBergen cardinal health McKesson and tablet settled with two Ohio counties for two hundred sixty million dollars just before a federal trial was set to start this morning Russia is making a not so subtle moved to expand their influence in Africa Vladimir Putin has invited forty seven African leaders to Russia this week to promote Russian involvement in Africa Putin is expected to propose Russian assistance and loans to help African countries without preconditions the summit comes at a time when a number of countries including the US China India and Turkey are also looking to expand their influence in Africa bills emperor NBC news radio you're listening to the latest from NBC news radio NBC's Lester Holt is sitting down tonight with Facebook's mark Zuckerberg on what the company is down to stop interference in the twenty twenty a presidential election the reaction when the war room.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on KQED Radio
"But with sixty million dollars in the till in just its first two hours. Endgame also passed the industry-wide Thursday record set by Star Wars the force away. This is the fight of our lives. Pretty good that I three hour. Running time doesn't appear to be slowing endgame game down. It does mean though that theatre managers have to add extra late shows. Some theaters have announced that they will stay open around the clock this weekend to accommodate crowds. Bob, Mondello NPR news, Washington, Alon mosque and the securities and Exchange Commission reportedly have settled their dispute over the tesla cheese. Use of Twitter accord filing says, the SEC will drop its contempt complaint. If musk gets pre approval for his future communications about the company's finances. I'm Shay Stevens. NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include X chair maker of the X chair office series with dynamic variable lumbar support and ten ergonomic features to fit users of different shapes and sizes at X chair radio dot com or eight four four four X chair. You're listening to forum from downtown Napa at jam sellers ballroom. We're going to look now at the new frontier of wine, and we'd will these industries collaborate or will they compete mightily with one another for a.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Member perks, but mainly you help build home progresses, and we're really appreciate it that obviously do through any of the host names you can do through join. But really, of course, the best. Nice TY T dot com. All right, Ford and. All right. Let's talk about some other stuff. He wildfires in California continue to burn down. Multiple homes and properties people are still under mandatory evacuations. However, there was one mega mention that was spared in the Wolsey fire. This is the fire in the southern California area that scorched through Malibu Kim Kardashian. Connie, west home was spared, and it wasn't an accident. It was because they actually hired private firefighters who decided to dig ditches around the property in order to protect it from the flames. So let me give you the details on that Kardashian and west had the luxury of hiring private firefighter fighters who battled flame surrounding their sixty million dollar mansion outside of Los Angeles. So the team Doug a number of ditches to create a firebreak around the house. Neighbors told TMZ they were thankful. The couple had put up the money to bring the firefighters to save all of their homes. So because of the geography of their house and the way that it's all set up. Their efforts not only saying their home. And also saved the homes of other people in the neighborhood. But I think that this is an interesting story, especially considering Cal fire the way it's funded. How it's actually underfunded when you consider this severity and the frequency of these fires due to climate change. Look, I don't blame them for doing. What they did. I would do the same thing if I had the resources, but we're moving closer and closer to a situation where if you have the means to protect your property your life, your home, you can do it. And then when it comes to important services like.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Turning your dad's liquor store into an internet national player change, the course of my family's life and mine, we made it grew the business from three to sixty million dollars business, and then YouTube came out, and I did a wine show and that was a head. And that was it that like, I it took eight. One and a half months for anybody to give a fuck which is the best part of the story. When I tell kids patients, nobody watched it took the routes twenty years. It's exactly right. And nobody by the way, I need to we need to harp on this. Because quest love was my last interview. And he's you by the way, we gotta do we need to lock high forty super enter up, by the way, that's a really good, by the way, I will co host with you guys on the rack Jamaica, no money, I'll pay for the economics of the of the room. And I'll bring the wine and you bring all your. Yes, I'm I'm Ed. This is a great deal maker. So anyways, what I'm talking to you just made a great point, which is that, you know, took you eighteen and a half months to get recognition. No for anybody to even watch for anyone to let me tell you exactly what happened every day that Iran wine library from twenty two years old up until two thirty one years nine years. The business grew month over month from the prior year by mid. I'm of twenty percent because it's the only thing I did with my life. And so I was on. I am who I am. So imagine all my I mean, think about all the things we do Dirac like like all my attention on just one thing build this wine store. So it was clearly successful the first month. I started wine library TV it flattened. That's how much effort I was putting into it. So, you know, for anybody who's ever been in a family, or as a person that had that had something like came from nothing had something and then lost it that's way worse than never having anything. That's what stops everybody. There. Have you class? Love is that true. He was dad was a famous do op singer. Wow. I mean, they by the way, we got I think we should do another episode with you mean, Amir have you had quest- lava. No, the two of them would they not be obsessed with each other. First of all, I think that's probably one of the best episodes. I've done. He I almost cried. He's he's no, listen, he, and you know this. He's running. Circle of tech. So like there's been like forty seven missed. You know, what does that Michigan actions that shit is awesome? Yeah. I'm a little too old for that. Because I was already in the game of like running the company, but like the whole thing like you see somebody you put on Craigslist back in the day. And now who the fuck knows where it goes..
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Corpuz WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty WBZ. Reached out to Smith and Wesson so far the company. Has had no response an eighteen year old man is shot, and killed, in Roxbury it happened last night just after seven on Hollander street the victim, was, taken to. An area hospital where he died Side one neighbor said, he heard at least six gunshots police are also investigating whether a nearby car crash that happened. At around the same time is connected to. The shooting and they are asking for the public's help. The husband of a Rockland town official who resigned in disgrace his running for the seat she left open on the board of selectmen WBZ's Chris. Farmer report the border selectmen, in the town of Rockland is a little light these days after a sexual. Misconduct scandal led to the resignation of two members now one of the former select men's, husbands has thrown his hat. Into the race for both seats Chris hall is now in the race fair and square according to town clerk Donna Shorto, albeit unusual for, first time I've ever known it, to happen. But we took it to legal counsel. Who went to the secretary of state so Hawkin file papers for each seat and collect signatures, for, both, as long, as he resigns from one of the races before the deadline. Of October second regardless of which. Seat he aims to fill short all believes voting is going. To be robust I foresee a bigger turnout for this. One we've been through a lot and we're trying to move Forward Chris WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty after a long wait Massachusetts is first major casino is about to open MGM. Springfield, opens tomorrow the state gaming commission granted formal approval for the opening yesterday after observing dry runs. Of gambling operations over the last several, days the nine. Hundred sixty million dollar, casino hotel, and entertainment. Complex is considered the first of its kind in, Massachusetts Governor Baker discussing the opening at a news conference going on right now. And we will tell you what he has to say the commission says it will continue to monitor casino operations Wynn resorts plans to open a large resort, casino near Boston next year and still to come.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"This is about a guy who allegedly made sixty million dollars overseas didn't wanna pay taxes on it, but did want to spend it on fancy suits and Yankee season ticket packages and landscaping services in the Hamptons. And that's kind of a cut and dry thing. There's a box and your tax returns that asks you if you could, you know if you have any overseas Bank accounts and you're supposed to disclose them, Manafort didn't didn't click that one. So we'll see what the sort of the Bank component of this ends up with. But the closest we get to the campaign is really the suggestion that manafort's gave. Sort of a campaign job and potentially some encouragement for a White House or a government job to a banker who was providing allegedly fraudulent loans to him. And that would reveal more than just the tax evasion that would look like an attempt to use the campaign. I mean the the question of why this person who was so greedy that he didn't wanna pay taxes but seem so benevolent. He worked for free on this campaign. So I think I think those of us who have written about Manafort for awhile, have a general sense that he was quite a freelancer throughout his career, and that means that he was sort of cutting deals, viewed himself as an entrepreneur. And I think a big question in terms of the overall sort of gist of Manafort and his case is going to be to what degree he was doing. Anything that had his his motives and what he was up to really had anything to do with campaign at all. I mean, we've seen from some emails that have. Have been released from his correspondence with Constantine, Nick, that they were trying to figure out how to get more money out of Oleg their pasta. And obviously, Paul Manafort was allegedly interested in trying to use his position to get something out of a Bank. So you're not. This has nothing to do with that. When you say freelancer, another word that arises is hustler. And the question is whether he was actually hustling the Trump campaign in a way that might reflect poorly on their judgment and management, but ultimately in their argument would make them look more like victims than co conspirators. I'm not totally sure whether it's even a question that it doesn't reflect poorly or doesn't reflect well on the campaign that they chose. Paul Manafort given his history. I think that one is probably cut and dry without a court case. But absolutely. I mean, the question is, what did he what was he trying to sell and how does any of this relate to the campaign? And again, there's no reason it has to. There's absolutely no. The reason why a guy who was allegedly hiding sixty million dollars can't go on trial in America for hiding sixty million dollars from the, and that's all it could be. Let me ask you this, the sixty million. What are your going to take from this? It's very hard to wrap anyone's head around the idea that the most brilliant international consulting in the world could be worth that much. Yeah, it's having seen some of the documents in the financial transfers. I still have a hard time imagining myself. And I guess I would say that these guys are very good at selling their own services. The I mean, the money came in dribs and drabs and large lump sums. And I mean, as I said, though, that sort of what work he did earn, it is almost extraneous. In fact, it is extremist really to this to this trial. The important thing is whether or not he disclosed it and was he spending it in the US without without letting the government know that he had it and that right there is a felony. Do you see anything that could happen that would make him flip. So I think the question that you're asking there would depend on him actually having something to flip about. I mean, I don't know that I view him as being a loyalist and I think that's kind of an open question..
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Was Allen building a sixty million dollar stadium that actually close the day Foundation structure yeah yes and it was also in purpose for being televised for Special Olympics and so it was part of the reasoning but I guess I've lived in four different places in Texas and I've taught for twenty seven years and one of the. Problems that I see leaving funding for safety to districts is that. You don't, have an equitable distribution of income across the states when you have a district that can run a bond and put, in a sixty or, seventy two, million dollars football stadium that's a completely different incomes situation. Than some of the poor district and realistically I don't know how some of these core districts would fund some of the options being discussed such as you know the the metal detection which I I'm not even. Sure. How that works as a teacher I've, had talks with all kinds of other teachers about what do we do and every school shooting has presented a different scenario that has kinda Shutdown a previous idea, of how solve it, right so, I just there was some expert I read this that. He said it's pretty much away said it's been done around the country different, places by and large it's kind of a waste of money because It's a crapshoot of it's really. Going to work on whoever that deviant is going to pull it off so. He. Said generally speaking it's kind of a. Waste absolutely we've had at least two of the school shootings started outside yeah Columbine miss the first big one and it. Started outside that's where the big Rachel Scott You know Rachel what is the campaign that they do racial story comes from is right and she. Was one of, the first, one shot outside Rachel's challenge. There. You go but also you were also reporting the number of. Incidents, and gun things that have gone on in the first. Quarter one thousand four hundred seventy Wow and so. My husband said to though You, know when you talk about being overboard are are we? Possibly even getting. To the Gorth occasion stage I don't know but one of the incidents he told me was it, boy who held up his muscles and said you know tickets to the gun. Show. And, he was sent to the also. Yeah well I know our son did that. We. Have, to, have, some kind, of discretion sure I it's it's I mean I know this one's, a tough one, because on one, hand, you you know this you would say well it's a, good thing that people are aware then again this report is saying that we've got to be awfully careful because these are people doing now even practical jokes that are ending up in the criminal, Justice system, cram their toes unless you go their teachers administrators are on edge because they don't want. To. Be the next for good reason germ I mean think about the kid can't remember, what school was locally and this I think is a knucklehead thing to do and you shouldn't get to campus remember the kid who took the picture of his backpack with a gun and turned, out to, be air software or something remember that and he said school day or something like. That Now I mean most of it I don't know we could have you can. Have five hundred people see that. Picture and maybe some of you would say I'll come on that's an air. Softwares others of us that would say.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Three on that without raising capital without getting a credit line on that financial situation i built my dad's business from three to a sixty million dollar your business i did it because of timing i did it because email had launched an i thought it was a good idea to email you wine offers instead of sending you postcards that cost me a lot of money i did it because google ad words had come out and i thought it was a good idea to by the word of wine for five cents a click before anybody knew what it was mine tire career what what allows me to be here today what allows me to dream and be audacious about owning a professional football team is very simple i chase underpriced attention i chase properly priced attention and i completely punt overpriced attention simple i know that everybody in this room does things for eight to ten hours a day every day day of the week the month year on things that no longer bring as much value as it did six nine fourteen years ago that helped you get to this point i know that there's somebody in this room that if they started a b b podcast i know that if somebody in this room who had never thought about producing content or media if they started a podcast which they don't even have the beginnings of a thought of how to do that right now but the good news is you literally go to google and you type in how do i start a podcast i know that if somebody here started a podcast for this industry and put out an episode every week and interviewed a thought leader in this industry that even though only seven hundred fifteen hundred people with listen to it because it's obviously very niece in its content that it would be the differentiator of growing their business that it would lead to lead gen.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"Okay so he's now are you reading his tweets i am juice hate him they've since had a sixty million dollar restoration at the empress hotel yup the rooms have modern amenities and air conditioning to keep his pepperoni cool i feel i imagine him now guys he's standing in the dark in a hotel room covered in burchett feathers and he's got a good meeting yes and he's knocked out the power and his shoes he says i don't know how much of the hotels power i knocked out but at that point i decided i needed help he says he's all the front desk to fess up i can still remember the look on the lady's face when she opened the door he said she had brought with her a one small cleaning kit and open that door she was like nope we're going to need a bigger bigger boat yes but but i have you ever trashed a hotel room before never absolutely not culet so do i t any trash i left on a table or desk in the draft i leave i leave a note you've no i just say thank you so much and i may make it in bubble that's so nice yeah you do love america you guys ever you went to a party wants where they thought everybody was gonna move out so they trash the house oh yeah we went to a party party minnesota and they said that it come to this house we're we're gonna tearing down the house down the house tomorrow we're like so we can end we show up at the house and so it was like hey you wanna see something cool takes a football and throws it out through the from inside through the front window and then someone like is just talking to someone they just kicked through the wall it was what's happening like this is going to on and then the next we found out the next day that like it was not going to be torn down that was amiss information they were under the assumption that it was but that don't win we actually said let's make podcast yes we're like.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Drivers who bought a truck with the defective caterpillar engine received a smaller portion of the sixty million dollars settlement after what they describe as a major error in a class action lawsuit settlement calculation in the aftermath sub truckers sharing their stories about how the defect went way beyond just repair cost of the thousands of claims submitted many came in from owner operators landline spoke with a couple of the class members who each received a little less than seven thousand dollars the checks issued on march the thirtieth on top of forty five point eight percent reduction yeah they're likely going to receive even less in the final round of checks dave marcin has been deeply involved with the trucking industry he bought his truck with the defective caterpillar engine february of oj eight explaining to that there were problems continuous almost from the beginning the antipollution system the caterpillar regeneration system failed under normal conditions engines lost horsepower or completely shut down not even the experts at the shop could stop the problem from recurring which was actually acknowledged in the lawsuit martian said every visit to the shop cost him between two and three thousand dollars now he estimates that repair cost due to the faulty engine cost him at least thirty thousand dollars but that only accounts for direct losses from the defective caterpillar engine i lost a whole lot more when you account for the downtime he said i called it by million dollar truck but the check he received on march thirtieth was less than seven thousand dollars so to make matters worse he he set a stop payment on the check was issued because because of the administrative error so he's likely to receive less when the final check finally does come in the mail well even though he had a contract running the the minds in the ice roads of candidate the mounting cost of the caterpillar ended up being too much ultimately i had to bankrupt my company went out of trucking i walked away from trucking and never looked back all i can refer to it.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on Sooo Many White Guys
"Back in the day as sixty million dollar film and so a honey i fought but the first edition i got another little quick funny story jasmine was the stripper right so my outfit but i went in there with was i had a tight patent leather white jumpsuit and honey with some bread lipstick on you know i was stripped extraordinaire honey when i walked in the lady just i saw her kinda like so i was thinking oh she thinks i gotta get body yeah when we cut she said it's a good thing you can act we'll give you a call back but you bet not come back here wearing that outfit bet not you better be she said with a heart of gold go home and watch what was the movie with sandra yeah and get the feel of it and i got it that's what you did i love that and so then when the movie comes out and it just like hits the way that it did yeah there's no sort of like manual that tells you hey you're gonna be famous now everyone's gonna like wanna work with you you deal with that like how do not let it go to your head your so down to earth like how do not oh i had a time when my head was let's go inflate your this one now my humble pie too you get taught the hard way to balance with you i was always down to earth because i have my family but i was literally doing movies back to back to back to back to back to back but then let me tell you the craziest chapters when you're not that hot on new girl so yeah.
"sixty million dollar" Discussed on Super Station 101
"A year 'cause i i'm sure he's worth a lotta brag but uh like you said one complaint and out the complaint must have been a raw sixty million come are stuck in a vending machine down mel our salaries room sixty million holy cow and that that's his contract this is not what he makes a year what is he make a year said salary holy there is no that's incredible that's award from working toward salary oh sixty million dollar salary now mayor like that 10 i guinness y'all nobody nobody can world nobody in the age our world is that important that you sit there and it's around we've got a special guest we do andrei advice i just walked into the studio what is up i heard you talking about matt lauer yes we are again we are all scoop behind that story because there's much more there's more layers to this thing he lease all the curtain back force ellis okay well it's really simple it it seems like an it appears like this woman brought charges and within a couple of days embassy acted so quickly and decisively against rages behavior but the truth is that what's coming out on in my sources that there was an already an investigation into longterm cover up by matt lehrer lower of his uh sexual nature with other women and it was going to be exposed by other media outlets like the new york times and the variety magazine so they went ahead portion of john leader hurry empty punched in the face better form o'hare their dosages of them either of them have everyone on track argue with cutter from out lowers why have better matt lauer and be selling better for everybody if you come down so you'll have without a problem we're going god nip in the bud n the david letterman veteran yeah yeah exactly light ahead of.
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"A long time since that's then claim athletes and you won't even fleet a nice he's out with an injury so the inactive for the steelers game tonight but you look at claim app uses a guy who's been underperforming end and you look at the guy play an opposite him and that would see it nick perry who the packers just sign for a sixty million dollar contract this fast off season series then okay he hit a three game a couple of weeks ago against the bears and he added eleven facts last year that's was only doubledigit sex season but you look at what the packers are paying those two guys than what they have gotten out of them doesn't add up i mean there's a big disconnect hair when you're paying their pets plus your skin moving reason the you know the most next to quarterbacks and the people who protect quarterback there's a reason that the task for us is okay what they are because they could put such a they can control the game on block couple and that's i think the packers hoped that slip matthew superior with the but matthews is than in and out of the lineup for the past few years terry hasn't quite lived up to his contract extension that he just signed and we knew coming into the year that was one of the biggest question marks with the defense was who other than period matthews can provide a pass rush because the depth lose just not their stateowned jones i've uh julius tougher his wife's it's they didn't do a whole lot in the draft little free agency to fortify the pass rush and now forget about the deaths you're not getting anything for matthews oil carry on a consistent basis so that's a big problem dogma of inside the fan in green bay so big question is how does this defense stop that potent steeler offense tonight which always seems to play better as the season goes on an oil had so many great weapons and also playing it hindes field were they're very very tough to beat oh i don't think they will frankly i think the factors after the horses along with them and the second area and all getting kevin king back when we be nice getting morgan were not back we'll be good as well but i mean the and he got a for.
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"With the fdic in wired them one hundred and sixty million dollar nonrefundable deposit and we closed on that in march of two thousand nine i spent the first six months commuting back and forth i'd go out every sunday night and fly back every thursday night and about after six months became clear we were doing more acquisitions la was a great place to live and ended up moving out there gotcha uh we're gonna get back into policy stuff in a second but i just want to ask you how you feel life is different in dc verses la uh these are obviously industry towns both of them allies a uh entertainment industry town dc's a political industry town doctors about la versus dc in your experience wyde say it is is is much the job as it is the location um so i mean there's no question being part of the administration is by far the most interesting thing i've ever done in my professional career i like i like to describe this as i've had four careers the first was goldman sachs the second was my own investment business the third was one west bank building a regional bank and now the fourth is treasury secretary and this is by far the most interesting the most meaningful i wake up every day and think about what i can do to help the us economy and help keep the nation safe through national security issues so although i have a little bit of time to enjoy washington dc i feel it's a very liveable city i live in the city there's incredible historical resources here um.
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"The main senate is announcing for governor on thursay he'll friday morning to tell us why is running and what his platform is also president trump is pushing his tax reform and tax cut land will give you the details despite what they're telling you this is very good for the low income and middle income people of his country wlob is main news morning weekdays portland's new fm 05 yeah sixty million dollar a you know a victim sick of it just get over to ready stop at the garbage now number two i want to talk about you have to reside hero of villain did he destroy a help marriages what is is true legacy i'd like especially to hear from women men have one view of it we heard from one carlos added actually helped him relate to women but that was a stand the trick of the pornographers of the '60s which was you showed the women and then you had a sort of intellectual article scattered throughout so the guy could make believes buying it for the story stand the trick in your big fancy article you get the best writers of your time philip roth whatever and they write this long intellectual thing in the midst of it is just basically porno but meanwhile the guy buying can make believe we bought it for the article but in by it for the article you went from joke books the stroke books in their you know a few years that's what he boarded four come on let's let's stop fooling ourselves year let's not put icing on the cake here what do you actually think margaret on ksfo line to your opinion was who you have there were a hero or a villain no one has worse than comedy abuse more women by far than card had i supply of drug he called kwaley die predators he had a doctor who is buddy who would provide him all that tranquilizers wait wait wait hold that he called quite lose what hi brad her how did you find this out well if you read that book one burke was written by the daughter of the doctor who worked for him and she went and she had run of the.
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"Special report headlines china's three hundred sixty million dollar gift to harvard that was the headline of our collins bill goods is august seventeen spreading in the washington times which included the following china's his providing harvard university with three hundred sixty million dollars that a former military intelligence analyst says appears to be part of an effort to influence one of america's most important and educational institutions anders core seal are our a former government analysts who specializes in foreign influence operations steady leonard's vice president mike pence that the chinese military lynch company jt capital gave ten million dollars to harvard in 2014 the same year the family of ronnie chan hong kong real estate mogul with ties to china announced it is giving three hundred sixty eight million dollars to the university those donations were quote relatively all paik and raised questions about the purpose of the funds he says is the core who received in international relations doctorates from harvard in twenty eight twenty eight said the chinese donate appear to be an attempt to introduce splashes among the university's professors in a bid to influence us policy or public opinion and china's favor quote allowing such donations does not appear to be in us nationals security interests and it does not appear to be necessary for a harvard research and teaching it already has an endowment of thirty six point seven billion dollars he said perhaps there should be legislation against chinese linked money in us politics including think tanks and universities tentative pug harvard professors also gave paid speeches in china are paid for publishing work in china and enjoy all expenses paid traveled to china emma's decor said in his letter these are all potential avenues of influence upon professors who do not usually broadcast these two cuny a benefits as they could diminish the perception of their impartiality he said the us government gave harvard six hundred million dollars in 2016 and over the years has provided billions of dollars for research and education he noted harvard is not unique in being a soft but influential voice on china that has a conflict of interest because of china linked pq cuny array interests missed two.
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"With loads of frape has raised more than sixty million dollars as apparently up investors are kind of doubling down on this technology that they're betting is going to trance or the long haul truck industry convoy started up a couple of years ago but just so obviously the some investors it's it's a it's a gamble no doubt about it but they're betting heavily on modern technology and more developments little more info with each passing day learn a little bit more about what transpired with the illegal immigrants in the back of the tractortrailer the san antonio incident over the past weekend got all the latest they're coming up as well meanwhile around the country tollfree our number's eight eight eight eight six zero 87 eighty five eight six zero t r u uk edit into a wednesday sex got the report what's going on in the world of racing here on america struck a network htc ripcord america's trucking network team penske has announced the organization has reached an agreement with brad keselowski to remain with the team as the driver the number two bill or light ford fusion well into the future the multiyear extension ensures the 2012 monster energy nascar cup series champion and the 23 time monster energy cup series race the winner will continue to be an integral part of team penske you only team he has driven for fulltime over the course of his 10year cup career the announcement follows the news that number two team crew chief paul wolf has also agreed to a multiyear extension with team penske since joining team penske in two thousand nine is lousy earn twenty two a cup wins and the 2012 series championship while driving the iconic number two ford fusion and addition the rochester hills michigan nativist scored twenty nine nascar extended these series victories won the 2010 nascar expanded ecre driving championship and has been a part of three nascar xfinity series owners tied dole's while driving the number 22 ford mustang here's steve letard on nbc s en on the news about keselowski staying with team penske paul wove brad keselowski and team penske have been a great combination fairly all of their careers brad is only driven at the top level four roger penske paul and brad slugger you've raced against them outrace the get them there's a.