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Carli Lloyd Scores a Record-Tying 5 Goals in USWNT Match vs. Paraguay

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:21 sec | 3 d ago

Carli Lloyd Scores a Record-Tying 5 Goals in USWNT Match vs. Paraguay

"A bang. US. Forward Carly Lloyd scored five goals in nine Nothing hammering of Paraguay in one of her final matches before retiring from soccer. The 39 year old will play three more international contest before calling time on her USA career. Lloyd's five goals equalled the record for most goals scored in a women's international match for the U. S is

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U.S. Gymnasts Say FBI Failed to Protect Them From Sexual Abuse

Mojo In The Morning

01:56 min | 3 d ago

U.S. Gymnasts Say FBI Failed to Protect Them From Sexual Abuse

"Four american gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney aly rice. Men and maggie nichols sat in front of the senate yesterday. Engaged emotional testimony about the abuse. They suffered at the hands of former usa gymnastics doctor. Larry nassar and their feelings of betrayal by investigators particularly the fbi the fbi. Let them down big time. This is simone biles. I don't want another young gymnast. Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that i and hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day in the week of the larry nassar abuse. She said the scars of this horrific abuse continue and the impact will never be over michaela. Maroni told a story about sitting on her bedroom floor back in twenty fifteen and talking to the fbi over the phone and telling them all of the details of everything that had happened to her and then told the f. b. i. About tokyo the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane. Ride to then work on me. Later that night that evening i was naked completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agents silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked is that all advocates for the young women. Say as many as one hundred twenty athletes may have been abused by nasser. they says l. erased men nassir found more than one hundred new victims to molest serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing. I don't know if you guys saw this part of her testimony but she told a story about sitting with an fbi agent and him trying to convince her that everything that had happened. Wasn't that bad.

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White House Announces New Security Pact With Australia and UK

Coffee House Shots

01:36 min | 3 d ago

White House Announces New Security Pact With Australia and UK

"Let's just talk briefly about this new partnership between the us australia and the uk. Casey it was announced yesterday. Just explain what it's intending to achieve. Guess there's it's an e packed in in theory and is a security pact. We have a situation where australia will be making new submarines with health in the us. Osa the caper in the us technology in us intelligence. And it has created a diplomatic steph or a number of reasons one. Because obviously you have the five is and this appears to be a breakway from the fives. Some of the countries have in it meeting on coming up with the rain plan. And i think that is seeing even though it's not specifically as a response to china and this is a group trying to tackle they think will be chinese aggression in this area. I think that you use saying the allies or the allies of the uk. Australia and the us. I'm unhappy because you have a situation. Where france had been quite a public their annoyance over this land because a french company had previously had a contract to let australia on submarines and that has now gone in favor of lectern with the us. And that i think are new zealand. A member of the five. Is you have a proper. Because just into autumn relating to rules they had previously in place is saying that these submarines won't say. Hey kennel enter. Newseum waters and i think that is just suggesting a tilt. In towns case foreign policy in the areas it's focusing on usa allies most values

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Simone Biles: 'I Blame the System That Enabled Larry Nassar's Abuse'

Up First

01:36 min | 4 d ago

Simone Biles: 'I Blame the System That Enabled Larry Nassar's Abuse'

"Before we begin our next segment. We note that we will be discussing sexual abuse the testimony. On capitol hill yesterday was both angry and anguished for usa gymnastics athletes said law enforcement including the fbi ignored them and lied about them when they said they were abused by former team. Doctor and convicted sex offender. Larry nassar simone. Biles was one of the women who testified to be clear. I blame larry nassar and i also blame an entire system that enabled perpetrated his joining us. Now is marissa witkowski hausky. She's an investigative journalist for usa today. Who began covering the abuse scandal years ago at the indianapolis star. It's been six years since usa gymnastics heard the first allegations. And it's been five years since you and other journalists at the indianapolis star began reporting on this listening to yesterday's testimonies. What stood out to you. What lawmakers heard yesterday was the continued frustration of survivors. Who felt that their allegations against larry nassar had not been taken seriously enough. They had been calling for change in calling for accountability for the failures of usa gymnastics of the us olympic and paralympic committee and of the fbi former olympic gymnast michaela maroney in her testimony directly. Blame the fbi for not acting fast enough to stop by larry nassar. Here's her testimony. What is the point of reporting abuse if our own. Fbi agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer.

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Star Gymnasts Give Chilling Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Larry Nassar Case

Start Here

01:33 min | 4 d ago

Star Gymnasts Give Chilling Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Larry Nassar Case

"Our listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault here so if you need to skip ahead. Now's the time but with that. Let's go to christine brennan sports columnists with usa today. Abc news contributor. And she's actually been covering the story since it broke which is years now right christina. What stuck out to you about this testimony yesterday brad. The power is in the platform. A lot of what was said by. Simone biles and allie race men michaela maroney and mcnichols. A lot of it has been in reports or has been printed in newspaper stories and online it. Some of it was new but a lot of it wasn't. I've had to be taken in an ambulance. Because i pass out and i'm so sick from just the trauma and it might not even be after a hearing like this it just hits me out of the blue to have us be reminded of the horrors of larry nassar to see these incredible women especially simone biles. Everyone just watched her six weeks ago in tokyo and all that she went through there i worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could maintain a connection between the failures and the competition at tokyo twenty twenty that has proven to be exceptionally difficult burden for me to carry. It is a reminder That that this denver goes away. Never goes away for them and though it in that means it shouldn't ever go away for us and they're survivors of larry. Nassar have a right to know why they're wellbeing was placed in jeopardy by these individuals. Who chose not to do their jobs to date. No one from the fbi. The us opec or usa. G has faced federal charges. other than larry

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18 Months Into the Pandemic and the USA Is Still Looking Grim

Up First

01:46 min | 4 d ago

18 Months Into the Pandemic and the USA Is Still Looking Grim

"Are the numbers on kovic. Eighteen months in about one hundred and fifty thousand. New cases are still being reported every single day in the us and more than six hundred sixty six thousand people in this country have died from cova. That's one in every five hundred of us joining us now to give us the latest is. Npr health correspondent rob stein. Robert situation sounds and seems pretty grim. Walk us through police if you could where things stand with the pandemic in the us. Yeah you know. The numbers are still staggering. About one hundred fifty thousand people are still catching the virus every day for the ninety six thousand or so sick. They're in the hospital and more than eighteen. Hundred people are still dying every day from covert nineteen. That's still not nearly as bad as things got during the darkest days of last winter. But it's still pretty awful and no one thought the pandemic would still be taking this kind of toll you know especially so many months after we all thought that vaccines would be like the calvary. Righty to our rescue. I talked about this with dr. She's the deed of the brown school of public health infection. Numbers across the country are really stunningly. Bad i mean hundred and fifty hundred sixty thousand americans getting infected every single day. It's really stunning. That this is where we are as a country and you know just tragic since the incredibly effective vaccines made so much of this totally preventable even in the face of the delta varian. So where is this headed. I mean are things just going to go from bad to worse it again. Yes that's what everyone is wondering right. You know every parent in america's holding their breath hoping their kids are going to stay in school every workers wondering what's going to happen with their jobs and you know there is a glimmer of hope actually looks like the surge may have hit a peak and could be finally starting to subside at least for

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Biles Tells Congress 'Enough Is Enough' After Gymnast Abuse

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 4 d ago

Biles Tells Congress 'Enough Is Enough' After Gymnast Abuse

"Simone Biles and other gymnasts are calling out the F. B. I. and others over sexual abuse by former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar enough is enough through tears at a Senate hearing Biles and other gold medallists described a system that failed that from Olympic officials to law enforcement the FBI turned a blind eye to us fellow Olympian McKayla Maroney says the FBI minimize stand disregarded her reported Nassar's abuse well before his crimes became public they allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year FBI director Chris Wray says it's unacceptable these individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people and says the F. B. I.'s working to make sure it doesn't happen again Sager made Ghani Washington

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Mandatory Employee Vaccines: The Government Does Not Own Private Companies

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:51 min | 6 d ago

Mandatory Employee Vaccines: The Government Does Not Own Private Companies

"Eighty-one department of labor is developing emergency rule to require that all employers of one hundred more employees. I said this. Hear it for yourself eighty-one tonight. I'm announcing that the department of labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with one hundred or more employees that together employees over at eighty million workers to ensure workforce's are fully vaccinated. So that is joe biden intervening and saying hey all this new competitive labor market which again we as free market people. We love competition. So we see all these mandates and we're like okay. Well an employers that don't mandate the vaccine you're gonna get the pick of the litter you're going to get great workers that don't want to take the vaccine not anymore all of a sudden these big companies. They don't have to make adjustments maybe in wages or accommodations exceptions or exemptions you see the more mandates that come down all of a sudden this kind of other economy that was being created gets eliminated almost immediately and so now companies like ours at turning point. Usa and you know the best were. We have amazing. People that work for us honestly phenomenal and we have no lack of people. That wanna work for us. I can tell you. We're not going to comply with garbage. And we will sue in federal court if we have to. I got a message from somebody. Hey charlie run. A testing company really sweet guy from florida. I said yeah. We're not going to comply said okay. God bless you. It's like if you need the testing. I at yeah. We're not going to do this. Thanks and this idea of who owns your company. Is your company on loan from the federal government. Is it yours or is it. The states

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Italian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen on Pole After Valtteri Bottas Wins Sprint

The Autosport Podcast

01:22 min | Last week

Italian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen on Pole After Valtteri Bottas Wins Sprint

"Vouch. we bought one one seconds qualifying at the twenty two nd. Two italian gregory beating max staffan with lewis hamilton fifth after making a poor start from among side us down robotic finished third mclaren ahead of his teammate landowners who kept hamilton at bay for the duration of the race which was disrupted by a fast lap crash for twenty months of winter. Pa ouseley ghazi. Briefy fit the mccaren of down. Your ricardo damaged his front wing as a result which went underneath his front wheels causing him to shoot off into the gravel. The crash about the safety car and ask as these call was recovered a clash between iki snow to number but cubits so usa came about the race restarted on that four of eighteen with batas romping to one point six second lead over verstappen with hamilton chasing. The two mclarens both tie as fast as the mediums of the cheerleaders. On the second mercedes recorded came home fourteen point five seconds behind the winner with norris keeping hamilton behind him who at times was even sliding around dramatically shall lead time. His ferrari teammate call assigned in sixth and seventh the former recovering from feeding on while at the end of f. b. two scientists ferrari had been rebuilt off his heavy f. b. to crash came highway started ahead of antonucci of nazi. The affirmation drive ahead of the charging such a paris to finish with the red bull. Dr having to make a couple of attempts to pause after martin's launch drove for that position.

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We Must Not Let the Future Generations Forget 9/11

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:12 min | Last week

We Must Not Let the Future Generations Forget 9/11

"So as we look at twenty years later at nine eleven we have to do. And this is a call to action for every single adult out there in every single parent which you need to tell this generation didn't grow up with nine eleven. What happened on nine eleven. We have people that work for us at turning point. Usa that have no memory of nine eleven. None you now have a generation of leaders that are going to be growing up with no idea of what it's like where your entire world. All of geopolitics changes almost overnight. Air travel changed for good. How the military change almost everything chain. I know so. Many members of my generation have their own story of where they were and how it happened. And it's really it's really important question. And it's one that you think about it. Osama bin laden and his evil partners they wanna make america less free. They wanted to make america weaker

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We Are Witnessing an Attack on the U.S. Constitution

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:43 sec | Last week

We Are Witnessing an Attack on the U.S. Constitution

"Hope that chance of usa that resonated throughout the land after the terror attacks twenty years ago is what we feel in our hearts and what we're willing to say now that our constitution is under attack just like democracy was under attack just like the western world was under attack just like america was under attack. We're witnessing an attack on the united states constitution. We're seeing things happen. That are unfolding in real time. That are so jarring so shocking and one wonders what it's going to take for americans to say enough.

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Igor Ioffe on His First Taste of Gambling

Chasing Poker Greatness

02:21 min | Last week

Igor Ioffe on His First Taste of Gambling

"Eager good morning. Welcome to chasing polka greatness. How you doing good morning to you. Thank you very much so typically on this show the way we start out is by asking you about your story and your entry in poker so we'll start out by. How old are you so that we can set the timeline. And then let's tell the listener how you got involved in the world poker okay. I'm all forty one years old. And i got bold in the world of vulgar Around when i was eighteen nineteen was going to our these charity Weekends that would have charity events. That ah by jack jack with my friends that horrible rules. Let's go back a little bit because like so what about your entering a playing cards right. Like what led you to playing blackjack Just you know digesting it up for for fun. i'll playing. I was born in soviet union and Chess was big there. My dad's used. Because when i was like around four or five and then I play chess play cards dominoes. Dice bunch of russian games with my grandfather and so i always liked the strategy games and by always like know cards. Yeah and that's how they do Guards so how'd you get. How'd you did you. You and your family moved to the usa from the ussr. Yes we immigrated. Eighty mind when i was done here is old to to to america cool how how i got my station gambling. We were paul. I was spoiled and my dad worked for this company. And obviously were rolling america year and It was the caribbean who was for christmas that they took the whole family. And i want to my mom. And my dad and i was born. Nothing was ever myself the only kid and they had casinos data casino on the gruesome outside the casino they had sought machines. And i asked my mom or maybe like our borders and a present. And i don't know after maybe like three or four quarters jack. Four five hundred bucks so that that was my first day stuff gambling. I was After

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Are USMNT, Canada on Track to Qualify for the World Cup?

ExtraTime

00:33 sec | Last week

Are USMNT, Canada on Track to Qualify for the World Cup?

"Cup qualifying you get three points. You get three point. Canada ghezzi points. Usa gets three points. Everyone's a winner for this world cup qualifying grounds and the one thing we learned guys. The one thing we know is no one knows anything. And that is where we stand. And i feel great about the world we live in ricardo pepi. I don't know nine. Goals three assists in his game. Ritchie lie ritchie. Laura nine goals four assists in his game. Someone talked me down

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Balaji Srinivasan: Bitcoin at $1,000,000 Is a Global Government

The Breakdown with NLW

02:03 min | Last week

Balaji Srinivasan: Bitcoin at $1,000,000 Is a Global Government

"I'm thrilled to present this rerun of my conversation with biology. Shrimp awesome all right biology. Welcome to the breakdown. It's really exciting. To have you here could be here. So i'm really excited for this conversation. I think you know what i am at route interested in with this show and exploring on. The show is how the world is changing and in particular. How power shifting. And i think that in today's world that is a conversation that is inherently in part about technology perhaps primarily about technology but we find ourselves in this strange moments and i guess my first question to kick this off is how did america fall out of love with technology. There's a great site called like. I think it's w. t.f. Happened in one thousand nine hundred seventy one on. I'm not sure the exact your l. But if you google that you should come across it which fingers that exact moment right around right. After the moon landing it feels like you know that was the mission accomplished moment for the general public's excitement about technology and what's interesting about it is so after that it's unlike like technology didn't happen but the personal computer sort of personalized the ability for individuals to pursue technology to his no longer a public sector thing and really interesting way of thinking about it is re personalized the pursue technology. Because you could you could kind of say that the grand era of american tech roughly is rather state tech roughly from nineteen thirty three to nineteen. Sixty-nine like hoover dam to including the manhattan project. The middle to the moon landing right. That was the period where you know. Centralized technologies central technologist favored centralization mass media mass production. Those led to the creation these gigantic centralized states the usa. The asare the pr see

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Is It Time to Ditch Two-Factor Text Messages?

Talking Tech

01:41 min | 2 weeks ago

Is It Time to Ditch Two-Factor Text Messages?

"Of the most important security measures you can take turning on two factor authentication to log into various online accounts whether it's for your bank your email or your twitter account but it might be time to ditch the option to receive those codes. You get by text that's right. I'm usa today. Tech columnist rob pecoraro writes about this on dot usa today dot com exploring alternatives to rely on text messages when enabling two factor authentication. It's especially important if your t. mobile customer as a recent data breach made its customers more susceptible to what's called a sim swap attack where a hacker tries to take over a phone line to intercept two factor authentication messages and it doesn't require the hacker to physically have your phone in their possession one alternative to receiving text with a code that allows you to continue the log in process is to switch to an or app google authenticate or is one big example. I've used an app called offi h. y. for years. Now it's fantastic. I use it for several of my accounts. It's really easy to set up in. All you do is when it gets to that screen that asks for the code to put in Instead of again getting text she'll go to the offi app and pull up the account. And it'll give you a six digit code. You type it right in. There are also some apps like google bypass text message altogether instead showing a message on your screen asking if you tried signing in and then he can tap either yes or no to confirm that you can also purchase an encrypted usb security key to linked to your account and then confirmed by plugging into the new device. They usually start around twenty five dollars but can't be fooled by fishing pages and protect multiple

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Where Does Derek Brunson Go From Here?

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

02:29 min | 2 weeks ago

Where Does Derek Brunson Go From Here?

"Let's talk about dark brunson because he looked great. He dominates he submits darren till in the third round. He's now won five in a row. He's tear it up. And in the contextual sense. He has absolutely done enough to earn a title. Shot in fact. I will strongly argue. He is more deserving title. Shot than marvin vittori was when he got the title shot. Robert whitaker is next. Brunson could easily wait for a title shot. He could be a backup. He could be replacement fighter for that fight or he could go ahead and just take another fight. So where does derek brunson go from. Another dominant win. I'll be shocked if he's not at least slotted in as a reserve for the Sonya you would occur rematch when whenever that happens and it's not. It hasn't been book yet. We're all thinking early. Twenty twenty two. I'm sure brunson will be ready by then. I'm sure he's staying in shape. He's aware of the possibility. I know we said on another show recently. That fighters shouldn't take reserve opportunities. But i mean. I think they should if they're only if they're guaranteed show money and win money. It brunson gets that guarantee. I know that's not gonna happen. That's not how the ucf works. I think they might get their show money usually because they show up and they weigh in. So that's the minimum. You should also get your win money. I want that to be a policy in the usa going forward. And that's the case. Brunson one hundred percent. Be ready for that spot. He's he's definitely earned that for me. If he can wait. I wanna see him weight. This ideal situation that sonya and whitaker shah you're february the late and then And then we you know maybe brunson can get in there. I guess it would be may probably may or april which seems like a long time but if you can wait that long. That's how i would do it. I he deserves tell shot he should notify anyone else. Yeah i mean. I think he's absolutely unequivocally in the driver's seat for the next in line. Spot behind whittaker it's oughta sonya whitaker brunson then cannon air in my eyes and if i'm derek brunson like you said there's nothing more you need to do your next fight should be for the belt and you hope that robert whitaker doesn't beat israel ottesen it because then there's going to be a trilogy fight yada yada. Yada canadair needs brunson to solidify title. Shot brunson does not need cannon air to solidify his in my eyes for the sake of check the tapes and all that the ufc will probably make the fight between brunson and cannon air possibly put it on the same card is out of sonya whitaker. So that's why pick.

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Apple Delays Release of Child Safety Features

Talking Tech

01:14 min | 2 weeks ago

Apple Delays Release of Child Safety Features

"On friday. Apple said it will delay the release of child safety features for its devices which include scanning phones in the us for images of child abuse. The features apple introduced last month had faced criticism from privacy advocates claiming it undercut encryption and it leaves users more vulnerable Apple said in a statement to usa today quote based on feedback from customers advocacy groups researchers and others. We have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect. Input make improvements. Before releasing these critically important child safety features and quote so some of the features that were included as part of this include a an update to the messages at where it warns kids and parents when they send or receive sexually explicit photos they also were using technology to scan photos in i cloud and they would provide additional resources for staying safe online through search and through its digital assistant. Siri several organizations have spoken out against this including the electronic frontier foundation. Fight for the future and the aclu they all have said it could provide door access to devices like iphones and it could possibly open the door for abuse against activists whistle blowers or oppressed groups. Such as people of color in the lgbtq community.

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Los Angeles Lakers Could Fill out Roster With DeAndre Jordan

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

01:56 min | 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Lakers Could Fill out Roster With DeAndre Jordan

"Just give us a little on. What you think's going to happen with andre jordan was traded to the pistons. Everybody's yeah he's going to be out and that means he's going to be the next guy that the lakers will go get what do you say i think he is I think they're the most likely team to get him But there's just. I never say never with bio guys even because this is kind of been the rumor for three or four weeks at this point That this happened in brooklyn and it was just a matter of were they going to do the bio for him was he going to have to be traded. I if it say brooklyn a whole lot of money the fact that they they just save millions of dollars on their luxury tax bill by doing it this way. Also nicer de'andre like deandra got that because he was part of the kevin durant kyrie irving initial big three in in brooklyn and he was just. He's friends with all those guys. They played on team usa together and he was essential for them in signing with the nets. A little while back and it was a him signing that he gets paid twenty million a year that is not his market value. They overpaid for him. In the beginning as part of a like a sign let sign kevin durant and kyrie irving and it was you know finally worked out that way but at some point you make so much money and your they have a lot of guys at that position but they you know straight into detroit. They they They're going to do a buy out. He's going to give back a little bit of money. Detroit gets four second round out of it so they get something And also some other some other complicated salary cap things but we all thought lamarcus aldridge was going to miami. Last year on the market he ended up going to brooklyn so until he clears. Waivers and intel other teams have a chance to approach the andre. I wouldn't i wouldn't say it's likely or expected or anything like that. I would use much more. Vague words. you know. He fits with the lakers. He would fit in that role. I think would have a pretty well defined role and if you're on the buyout market and you're gonna sign for minimum like that's what you're looking for is someplace you can play.

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"usa today" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC

NASCAR on NBC

07:23 min | 5 months ago

"usa today" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC

"But it was clear that you either had to have an extensive knowledge of nascar in the sixties and seventies or you know be some type of historian it's later in the podcast We stopped by the nascar hall of fame in charlotte and talked to some thumb for a while and Bay knew of morosi of course But i was really surprised that people in the garage today really didn't know any young interesting. Okay i it's interesting. You talk to the south by the nascar hall of fame has talk to someone who was on my list of things about that in a minute but also you know you mentioned the name. Jerry believe that. That is one name that once i heard it i was like. Oh yeah like i. i know. He's been on dale juniors podcast and stunning book. So i sort of his name floating out there either as someone who is involved in some illicit activity who have payment knacker. But i had no idea that what is a black thursday or something. Yeah it's So that's not our term for it. That's what you know. News outlets back in in nineteen eighty two had called it. Black thursday february eighteenth nineteen eighty two it was four days after the daytona five hundred that year which Bobby allison won an f. b. I was actually at that. Daytona five hundred prior to this so i'm that thursday right after the daytona five hundred f. b. i. arrested In different parts around the country about seventy people connected to an international drug smuggling ring and all of them including gary blue had some ties to nas car. And the you know at that point. The fbi was very late in their investigation. But they did tell us that they were at the daytona five hundred which is kind of crazy to me the thing that you know. They're just. They're walking around in the garage trying to see whatever who's talking to who who knows who like what. What can they over here or anything like that But yeah they were. All bunch of these guys were arrested. I believe most of them Either pled guilty or were convicted of drug smuggling charges or possession with intent to distribute and things like that. And that's kind of crazy part of the story too. Because i definitely didn't know until actually gary blue was juniors podcast. A couple of years ago that this drug smuggling rang existed in partially infiltrated nascar. insane. I wouldn't consider myself a huge historian but i love nascar history. I love history general. And so i would consider myself somewhat well versed in big moments of nascar but again like you said no idea that last year when the fbi data for very unfortunate reasons that that wasn't the first time the fbi has sent like feels agents in the garage to talk to people. Just unbelievable to me. My apologies to your colleague nate. Scott i don't know if it was in the first episode or a tweet that he put out but he referred to. This is like the drugs scandal. That rocked nascar. I i sort of scoffed Come on but no. I really did like the really big name. So i'm curious like in the course of guys doing the reporting for this you fuel as if it would sort of swept under the rug in some ways finance car nascar famously had its its iron fisted rule with the france family in his sponsors that are very image conscious. You think like maybe that's why it hasn't gotten more traction. We don't know more about it. Jim that's something that we get into in the fourth episode. Like you said three are out. The fourth episode does very much have a hard nascar focused to try and contextualized what was going on in that world talk about the seventy nine daytona five hundred and all the historical implications of that and even go back into nascar's history and inception and draw some interesting parallels between this smuggling. Ring that got into two motorsports a nascar in the late seventies and early eighties and nascar's outlaw. Moonshine roots way back in the day. There's sort of juxtaposed moments right. Because as i saw at the nascar hall of fame Junior johnson has still on display. And it sort of. It's something that you know. The nascar might not have been proud of at the time and didn't necessarily want to promote at the time. But now you sort of look back and think it's a little bit different. It sort of felt like this was maybe swept under the rug for you know a couple of different reasons one being you know. Obviously you don't necessarily want to be associated with something like an international drug smuggling ring and that's not great for your image but you know. Several people have pointed out at an. It's important to remember that. While a couple of people arrested on black thursday were did race in the daytona five hundred four days earlier. These were not big names and actually going through some old newspaper articles and clips from back in the day. We found stories of richard petty. And dale earnhardt. Darrell waltrip talking about how this scandal was giving now car a bad name and they made a very clear point that these guys were not the they were not multi time champions. They all raced in a handful of races. And so they you know it was clear that there was some distancing going on to say for ballad reason. And maybe just because you don't want to be associated with it but it's not like yeah. It's not like these hall of famers. Were involved in this or anything like that. Which i think is an important distinction. Here yeah yeah. That really does as you said. Help contextualize it. A lot rape point to win the nascar hall of fame opened actually sought you as a day at the time in two thousand ten may of two thousand ten. The story i wrote about the opening was junior johnson talking about that. That was a working moonshine. Still if you put fire to the mass you can make moonshine so it was sort of like nascar embracing its roots of outlaw culture in a way interesting that there's a parallel. They're sort of battery as well so getting to that. Like when you made that visit to the nascar hall of fame when you talk to people within nascar. What sort of reaction or response did you get. I mean were. They open up their doors and say take a look at of archives. We're happy to talk about this. Was an ignorance of sarin a people know rossi like what was the response stay. They had known about a little bit about mario rossi not too much but more so than anyone else. I had previously talked to a nascar. What was a bit surprising. Was that no one really. Had any specific details recollections of this black thursday moment of this drug smuggling scandal but a gotten into nascar and that was interesting. Because you would think that you'd remember something you'd know a little something. I spoke to winston. Kelly and tom johnson and we sat down for a lengthy interview talked about a whole variety of things. They knew that. Gary blue went away for a few years as a result of some of these drug charges. But they really didn't know anything about it and certainly how this sort of started. All these stories came together was there were just rumors that mario rossi may possibly was involved in this drug smuggling ring. Like you didn't know you know confirmation like his family had suspicions but wasn't totally sure and so we came in to try and see if there is a connection which certainly has been part of the big hook far Again like i've really enjoyed these three episodes and that was a good tease for episode four. Which probably will be coming up right after this podcast rocks..

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5 Things

02:43 min | 9 months ago

"usa today" Discussed on 5 Things

"Five things is brought to you by pay. Calm to be better prepped. For the next big change in business be proactive now. With pay calm in one software employees can easily enter an update their hr and payroll data allowing hr to be more strategic. Check it out at pay. Com dot com. Hey there i'm clear thornton and audio editor with usa. Today you've probably heard me on sunday episodes of five things. And i'm taylor. Wilson host five things monday to saturdays. We're doing something a little different. Today here are a few ways. You can listen to our content on your smart speakers if you have a smart device at home and you're not listening to the news on it. You're missing out. I listen on my google home. When i do my morning stretches every day i think listening to the news is a great way to reduce screen. Time cleared. I work with other hosts that usa today who make audio stories for smart speaker platforms. We're joined by two of them. They're going to tell you how you can listen. Hey there i'm alexis davies and on. Pj elliott if you have a google or amazon device or even if you use the iphone siri feature. You can tell your device. Play me the news from usa today whether you're cleaning cooking or driving any smart speaker can give you the latest news because we work around the clock gathering the most important stories. You can go into the app for your device like the google assistant at click on your photo. Scroll down to news. Then click on change news playlist format. Then you can select usa today. you'll hear lexus. And i give you breaking news. Updates in the is usa today. Readers clicked on the most that day we produce a fresh mix of stories not just politics and corona virus news. I'm on the weekends. And i'm on the weekdays when you're making launch going for an afternoon walk. Pj alexis will give you the best news updates since clarinet. Come on in the mornings. So if you have a google home or amazon echo say hey google or hey alexa. Play the news from usa today and pj and alexis will be there with that day's top stories. We get support from pay. Calm you aware. Most companies have gone through at least five huge changes in the last three years. It's true and they expect to see more changes more often to be better prepped. Be proactive now with pay calm. In one software employees can easily enter an update their own. Hr and payroll data instead of having hr do it for them and no matter where they are. The pay com mobile app gives them twenty four seven access to do that..

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5 Things

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on 5 Things

"So I think it's an interesting conversation that we're going to start to see more and more when when it comes to like race and how dente fire cells absolutely go read Jessica's. Loring family history and Salvador heritage. Now, I've linked to it in the episode notes and sign up for our. This is America newsletter. So yeah, the newsletter this is America comes. Out, every Thursday and it's a diverse group of journalists who will talk about just what's going on in terms of race identity and how that shapes our life, and so you can. You can look out for it Thursdays. You can sign up at the link included in this podcast and yeah, it's it's new. It's exciting. We're really excited to write about just different topics and issues every week so you should definitely sign up. Jessica thank you so much for talking with me. Thank you for having me. This is America is USA Today's first newsletter about race identity and how they shape every part of our lives each week the newsletter includes news about events. QNA's original reporting a different journalist writes the newsletter each week and tells you a bit about their identity to this week breaking news reporter Joshua about today is writing about people of Color's experiences moving back home during pandemic. Sign up to get Joshua's letter last week politics, audience editor but Vinci poor she told us about Kerlin voter suppression tactics against Black Latino and native communities. I've linked him his newsletter in the episode nuts. If you liked this episode of five things, share it with your family and friends. Tell us what you think on twitter where at USA Today podcast. We've gotten some great reviews on Apple podcasts the past month. Ace Sprout wrote five things is A great show that singly captures the news I need to know and.

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5 Things

08:26 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on 5 Things

"Thirty two, million Latinos will be eligible to vote in next month's as dental shed that's over thirteen percent of the US. Electric. For the first time in History Latinos are the largest voting group in this country after White Americans. One reason that shift is happening is because young Latinos are turning eighteen years old the age when you become eligible to vote next month's election will be only the second presidential election Gen Z. Votes and Members, of Gen, Z. who were eighteen or nineteen years old in twenty sixteen voted in that year's presidential election this Hispanic Heritage Month USA Today wants to have conversations about how different identities sheep our lives, identities like Latino Hispanic or Latino ex and we'll talk about that word Latina cts and what it means for Jen's ears people born in Nineteen, ninety seven or later in this episode were talking about what celebrating Hispanic heritage month means for one young. Latina Jessica Flora's she's breaking news fellow in Los Angeles and she's part of an incredible team of journalists who started USA Today's first newsletter on race and identity. It's called this is America I'll tell you more about that later. Jessica thank you so much for being here Hispanic heritage month is coming to a close on October fifteenth it runs from September fifteenth to October Fifteenth and has since Nineteen eighty-eight. Before that it was Hispanic Heritage Week it does begin on September fifteenth, which also happens to be the National Independence Day for several Latin American countries including all Salvador and Costa Rica Nora's it began as a heritage week and then expanded into a month and it's been to celebrate cultures in the identity and just to histories. Of people who are Latinos and Hispanics here in the US last week erode about Hispanic heritage month for our. This is America newsletter. What is celebrating Hispanic heritage month look like for you I. Think it's important to celebrate Latinos and Hispanics anytime of the year and I think it's especially meaningful this year with so many conversations about racial inequity and racism and systemic racism and they're really important to really learn about different cultures and races and just the histories of Latinos and Hispanics and the contributions they. Have with this come to this country. It's an opportunity for people who are at the Hispanics to learn a little bit more about their heritage. Yeah. The title of your essay is exploring family history and Salvadoran heritage. Tell us more I talk about how you know. I'm on this journey I guess of learning more about who I am where I come from, and that didn't just start for Hispanic heritage. Month I. Feel like that's like an ongoing thing. But it it is a nice just a reminder to start that journey. I. Loved Your Essay. So much I even teared up while I read it. The store you share is so moving. Thank you. It was pretty difficult, right? Because it is something personal. I wrote about me learning about who my parents are in their Salvadorian I come from to immigrant Salvadorans. And just learning about my Salvadoran heritage learning about the country's history learning about new the US and Salvador relations and how that has affected solve adorns here and my parents and I, go a little deeper into the story on why parents migrated from El Salvador to the US and it's pretty painful story in El Salvador they had a civil war that began in the nineteen eighties and it was actually backed by the US government US government helped fund the military and my father specifically his father and my aunt as well died they died as a result from the war and just here my parents are here my father talk about it it's Something that he doesn't ever talk about and it's something that I really want to know and I really want to kind of understand like why he doesn't talk about it and why it's important to know this and how this falls into how I identify myself. You know it's a story that I'm proud it's a sad story but there's also beautiful stories that come out of it to speak to my parents about the country i. Am sure another piece of your writing that I really appreciate examines the term Latino X for those of you who might not know Latinos describes people of Latino heritage in a way that's gender neutral Latino and Latina are not. So people who are non binary or gender non conforming might not like to use those words to describe themselves. Latino X is more inclusive and it's also a little controversial. Yeah. So as you mentioned, ex- is a neutral alternative to left me no or Latina, and it's a sort of newer newish word. It's specifically emerged online and at universities in the early two thousands although it became more popular specifically in Google searches after the twenty sixteen polls shooting inside a gay nightclub in Florida Orlando. Florida but it's it's mostly used in the younger generation and I think that's kind of where. The becomes sort of controversial from what I've read from what I've seen from what I've heard younger generation they want to include one and they want to make sure it's very inclusive and the older generation feel like those word is already inclusive kind of we shouldn't change the language. You know tell us about the Pew Research Study You cite in your story the Pew Research Center did a study on the word to really find out who is using the word. Do people even know what the word exists and what they found is that only twenty three percent of adults who identify as the No and Hispanic have actually heard the term which is pretty crazy because or at least for me because I hear the term law I use the word and my friends used the word and the people I'm with an around use the word but you know it the report comes to say that there's only three percent who actually it to describe themselves. What else did the study find? The study found that forty two percent of lefty knows again from ages eighteen to twenty nine of have actually heard the term compared to just seven percent of people who are sixty, five and older. So again. The younger generation are the ones who tend to use the word more. So this is just one example of how choosing which words we're going to use to describe. Our Daddy's can be really tricky. That's why it's so great that you showed us who even knows the term and who doesn't it's a word that I personally see a lot on social media and with my friend groups and hearing knitting music or I don't know just in popular culture. I see it a lot and it really shocked me not necessarily shocked me but I was like Oh this is interesting to maybe something that. A lot of people don't know I know there's many people who don't use it but the fact that people don't know it is kind of a different thing. Yeah, and for example, when I'm back home in San Antonio Texas, I don't really hear the word I. Hear it more on the East Coast, which is where I went to college, and it's where I work. But let's go back to your newsletter. This is America and you're Hispanic Heritage Month newsletter you dig into the terms people of Color and by talk to tell us more. Yeah. On the newsletter, we specifically say this newsletter represents the experiences of black indigenous. Asian and people of Color we can't just clump everything under people of Color and our group is diverse team. You know. So we're all gonNa Express or write about. The issues and our experiences and they're all different. You know we want to make sure that the newsletter actually States that were in a moment in the country where we're having these conversations about systemic racism and how it affects different races in th- necessities. Every group has different struggles has different things that they. You know experience different experiences..

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"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

07:01 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"I have another extra episode for you to discuss the announcements frugals twenty-twenty fall product launch event called launch night in Monona Advanced that we would finally see a replacement for Google home, which was launched four long years ago in October. The next song is that replacement is the flagship smart speaker for the Google product line and we will talk about that other than the nest audio. We were expecting a new pixel smart phone, which we did see and a new Chromecast which also made an appearance with Google Assistant, but there really wasn't much for the forest industry to sink their teeth into in terms of advances. I did want to give you an update though and what we did see an offer the perspective of a couple other event observers 2 a.m. Inconsistency, I also asked Jefferson Graham of USA Today and Eric Schwartz of voice. Baat Nai to join me. They were both on the recent episode focused on the Amazon product launch. So we're getting their hot takes today in contrast to what we saw off Amazon for the Google launch event. So next up Google's launch night in 2020 product launch. Let's get started. Jefferson Graham, welcome back to the voicebot podcast. I think this is like three times and three weeks long time Brett. Okay. So the last couple of times we were talking about a massage. We had a little preview show and then and that was pretty brief and then we had a much longer conversation about the post-show from Amazon. But today today we are not talking about Amazon. We're talking about Google and the launch night in Fall Hardware announcement event it promised every year new products new Innovations. Did they live up to the hype in 2028? Oh, not at all. Not at all. This is a disappointing year. They have a a better sounding speaker like the Amazon Echo Studio that came out a year ago, though. It is half the price of baggage. They have a new Chromecast which it is interesting. It's because it makes them actually competitive with Amazon and Roku for the first time. There's a there's going to be a a menu screen song. And the average consumer will actually be able to use this thing. Then there are two new phones and the better phone is the cheaper one, which is very odd and they're selling 5G big time which you know, have fun. Good luck. But you know, I know what 5G is acts like currently and it's big whoop now, maybe in a year maybe in two years. It'll be pretty cool. But for right now it's not very exciting and and there were some interesting software features the one that jumped out at me and I wonder I wonder if it just hit you was hold for me. So when your down hold the Google Assistant will come back and contact you when that person actually comes to the phone. Okay, that's fun. But if I'm putting the phone down because I don't want to have my the phone in my ear. How do I get contacted by the assistant? How's that going to work? That's right. And this was actually mentioned previously and demonstrated previously. So I didn't really consider that to be new. I think the way they characterized is they're extending it to new phones. Also, it's only pixel phone off but older pixel phones are getting it but they didn't have it before so, okay great. I think that's pretty interesting. I do like the idea of pixel being a Sandbox for what they're doing with Google assistant and all their assist AI features for mobility and that makes a lot of sense that wasn't exactly the type of innovation. I was looking for a given that we didn't have I oh, we've only had a couple of announcements over the summer there is actually Google developer event coming up next week. So we might see some new innovation there, but I'd be surprised at anything that would be consumer-oriented. They really would have demonstrated here. I think. Yeah, and so, I mean they've spent the most time talking about Google TV, which is not the old Google TV that I remember from was it ten years ago bread. I At 1 which was the Sony it's a Sony Google TV, which they no longer support and haven't supported like eight years, right which was their their their their their their takes on how to bring the the, you know, the internet to TV it was you know, Roku basically figured out how to do it. Google couldn't figure how to do it of all people. So now they have a new menu screen on your Chromecast and you'll using my Google Assistant to find programs to open up apps and Google search to find stuff to watch and they're so they're claiming they're going to do a better job than Amazon does on Fire TV or or who does in finding stuff that you really like to see and of course they have an advantage over Roku definitely in that they've been tracking everything you've been doing so they know what kind of music you like if they know what you're searching for. They you know, they should actually do a pretty good job because I know that you know, I've now disconnected YouTube TV because it's too expensive, but I know that they did a really good job. When I had it and even without YouTube TV, if I just go on regular YouTube they know what kind of music I like. They know what kind of TV shows I'm interested in and I think but you know, I'm in love our classic comedy and my wife once said to me when I was watching YouTube, what did you just type in classic comedy snow? They know I liked it. So up and down the surface it for you. Yeah, I think the personalization makes a lot of sense but they should do that better than everybody else. They do also with Chromecast. They they now have the Google Assistant button so that you can just ask for whatever you're looking for as opposed to how you would well before you do it on your phone and then you project it. So so I'll say that that's somewhat interesting. I think the nest audio is you know off for years since the last Google home and that's what every place is. So as a long-overdue update, it looks to me like a smaller Nest hubmax wage. Go home Google home. Max. We'd sold for $300. Let's not forget 2017 to help Max came out for $300. And this one is a hundred right so but doesn't hang out of the size of that. So I'm assuming that the low range isn't as good doesn't have as powerful of a woofer but sure an upgrade over the Google home device which makes a lot of sense. I was just expecting to see some more things like maybe a nest many update certainly a a Google home hub which would now be called The Nest Hub update. I mean they rebranded but those are those devices are getting old. They just did the pixel buds last year. So not required to do an update this year. But what we saw was really a few things around services and entertainment which you know, I think is not. Hey Kristen with this idea of a launch night in I didn't really talk about kovind that much and people being at home and they need more entertainment. But my real question to you, did they spend more time in their interview wage? Mark Ronson and Selena Gomez combined been.

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"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

02:31 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"So they're going to need to do something really cool with that. And you know I, I wanNA see improved video and I want to see your product I wanna see the Webcam built into the television. It seems inevitable to me, but we'll say I will see if they're ready for that yet So certainly next year I would expect to see those maybe this year to. Do Imagine if you had TV with a built in Webcam how that would be it would be I level. and. You wouldn't have to set anything up and you would say a lexical call, Brett, and boom. In a camera would follow you around the room. That's right. Yeah. It sounds like a facebook puerto it sounds like baseball portal which needs to go into the to my, which is separate unit which needs to plug in the wall and a separate remote control and and you're you're you're inviting facebook into your home the minute you know I did a a poll the other day. A. Few months ago and the minute after I did it. They said, you know the person I did it with you should be in contact with that person you should find out what he's doing. Let him hear from you. It was the same facebook nudging. Kidding me I'm, not kidding. Geez. They can't get out of their own way. Yeah. Its up point It's all about optimizing the engagement rate. So I guess they don't want they Jefferson Graham. This has been wonderful. Thank you for the preview for the Amazon Alexa product which is coming. In one week I think it's the twenty, four twenty. Yes it's on Thursday morning the twenty four Thursday morning the twenty, th Thursday morning West Coast time. So yeah hopefully, we'll be able to get back together and DO A. Up to see what actually happened but thank you for your little preview. I. Will Not Be sitting next to you like I was last year but I'll be there in spirit. You wish you were sitting next to me last year because I was front row center and I had the best photos of anybody. Oh, did I sit right behind you at a you're a couple behind me. Well the year before I was next to you. Yes this is this is Joe. Thanks a lot jeff okay bye bye. That was fun to Jefferson's perspective on what to expect from Amazon. This week, you can fall Jefferson Graham on twitter at Jefferson Graham also check out his columns in USA Today and the talking tech podcast, which are typically five minutes long perfect length tidbit of bite sized update on what's going on in tech. Every day I'm reconcile your host the voice by podcasts you can find on the twitter at sell up until next week, join me and reading voice spot data every day I. Hope you enjoyed this extra episode? We might even get a short follow up post event. Stay tuned..

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BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast

"What is it like a covering the NBA from the bubble? Will the players actually observe the bubble entire time? How will this new format affect the actual play on the court. The only question left is say with me are you in? Hey sports fans coach Nick here and welcome to the bballbreakdown podcast today. I'm honored to be joined by friend of the breakdown Mark and Medina. Thursday is a USA Today NBA reporter and a guy who's been on the show since the beginning. Practically Mark and is now reporting from the bubble. So Mark, does it sound like bubble tea when you talk cuz you're in the back that would be funny if we could produce Subs out sound effects, but no, I think it's just it feels like an alternate universe but there's no quirky sound effects of it fair enough enough. So, you know, let's get into the mind of like what it'd be like to have to commit yourself to 3 months plus of being in this isolation. Basically, I suppose before you left. Were you like really afraid to go out or do anything because you couldn't even want to risk getting, you know infected. Yeah, well, I've certainly taken the current of Irish seriously as everyone should so I followed the social distancing rules, you know, I've stayed at home when I can really only ventured outside when I go for walks or runs get some occasional takeout go to the grocery store, but I think felt personally as long as I was doing that was fine so long when it came to the option of should I would I be willing to come down here. I give USA they a lot of credit there was no pressure whatsoever if I felt uneasy or if I felt this was too long commitment. The reasons are certainly would have been anything held against me, but I think the reality that I came to grips is with this, you know, right now, you know, I'm not married. I don't have kids. So I think if those two variables were thing I would have said no, but I figure since you never know when you would have this opportunity to do it take it and then the second variable I had was down..

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"usa today" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"The USA today the twenty twenty Tokyo Olympics will be postponed likely to twenty twenty one veteran IOC member Dick pound says quote on the basis of the information the IOC has postponement has been decided closed quote by turning our attention now to the NBA Charles Barkley who announced ten days ago that he was being tested for the corona virus after falling ill has tested negative so good news there for Barkley meanwhile net star point guard Kyrie Irving announced Monday he is donating three hundred and twenty three thousand dollars to feeding America he is also partnering with city harvest in donating a quarter of a million meals across the New York area meanwhile according to source all remaining corona virus testing on the Celtics came back negative Marcus smart was the only infected player in college basketball notes Boston College will keep head coach Jim Christian BC finished with a losing record for the fifth time in Christian six seasons Florida state guard Devin Vassell projected as a potential first round pick has declared his eligibility for the NBA draft university of Minnesota sophomore Daniel turu plans to enter the NBA draft as well hi turning our attention to football and lots of it and we'll start with the New York Post reporting that Peyton manning has turned down ESPN's Monday Night Football meanwhile cab we center Travis Frederick has announced his retirement from football the five time pro bowler turned just twenty nine last week so a big hole there on the cowboys offense of line free agent cornerback Jimmy Smith is signing back with the ravens on a one year deal it's worth up to six million quarterback Dietrich Nichols the interception leader from the XFL has signed with the saints the quarterback from the XFL PJ Walker has signed with the Panthers speaking of the Panthers they made a trade with Washington Washington acquired Kyle Allen exchange for a fifth round pick patriots have released even does Kelsey that ends the kickers tenure with the team after fourteen seasons the saints have signed defensive end Noah Spence the raiders game Marcus Mariota a two year seventeen point six million dollar deal it includes seven and a half million in the first year as a fully guaranteed base salary giants have signed free agent running back Dion Lewis Nelson and lower to the raiders jets reciting Jordan Jenkins I'm Jay Berman we are CBS sports radio and our Twitter handle is at CBS sports radio New York you you're listening to after hours with Lawrence the Los Angeles Lakers being a contender is better for the NBA overall there one of those franchises that the lightning rod you either love them or hate them there's really no in between the team hasn't.

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"usa today" Discussed on Read Between the Lines

Read Between the Lines

11:56 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on Read Between the Lines

"Today I'm interviewing USA Today bestselling author and Kathy Lewis Hard to spell editor Russell Russell. How're you doing today? I'm doing well how are you doing? I'm doing great So can you tell me a little bit about some of the books that you've written sure so there are so many? I I usually like to think of them. Series or universes so The main universe I'm a known for is the God's verse chronicles which takes place over four omnibus collections. And two graphic novels. The most popular is Katrina hates the dead S- about a girl who get sick of listening to on the apocalypse she says the Hell Kill the devil. It was followed up by the graphic novel Pixie dust which is at three thousand years in the past about a Pixie who who sells her soul to the queen of the underworld goes back from the dead disagree engine that keen that killed her and then the novel series twelve novels over four omnibus collections. That span from the time of OCTA through ten thousand years after the events in Katrina hates the dead so that is my most most well known series. I also have a graphic novel series called Echo by Jones Monster Hunter about a psychopath that escapes from a mental asylum and becomes a monster hunter but doesn't know if he's killing monsters humans or it's all in his head the whole time then there's some other Single single serving books and such but the most popular Singular thing that we want to be oppressed is our anthology series about monsters The third book of which is called Through is hard to spell. The terrible twos knit is our second. Lovecraft inspired a book about the Gods and monsters of HP lovecraft. All of these books just sounds so good so actually leading into that Can you tell me about your kickstarter? Sure could do is hard to spell the terrible twos on kickstarter. Now we are about a thousand dollars from funding right now based upon where we are on the like. When we're recording this podcast. Hopefully by the time it goes live we will be actually funded but it is a thirty eight stories about the gods and monsters of HP lovecraft from seventy creators. Is the second volume in Arkansas Louis. Hard to spell series third volume of our Monster Anthology series in total that Lewis. Hard to spell anthology series is one hundred forty creators. Seventy two stories about the gods and monsters of HP lovecraft. And I didn't want to make just another lovecraft anthology because like there's a thousand of them including a bunch that have loved crafts actual working them but we wanted to do was was Towel lovecraft against stories but also twists on stories that you would find about the gods and monsters themselves so there are plenty of horror stories. But they're also stories like slice of life stories about the gods and in the new one There's a story about Shop nigger off on a date And they get into an argument about All of her kids at there's in the first anthology in marriage counseling origin myths. Retailing's we wanted to make a book that was really lovecraft for everybody and that includes a huge fans of lovecraft Who will get a lot of the inside jokes? in in in the -nology like there's a story about Someone someone from the great race of yes gets transported into the body of a cat instead of the body of a human and Goes back to tell all of his other people about it. So that is So that is one story that you could enjoy if you were just random victims kid because it's a alien and Indicating but if you understand the back story of the great race of yet and how they are Cretaceous are race. Who transports their minds into the future to study humanity and other races than you would get a whole lot of other a whole nother layer level. So we're trying to give someone who really loves lovecraft something to enjoy and something. That's a lower buried entry book as well fairness lovecraft is not the easiest writer to get into his world's he tends to be very sparse in what he explains expects people to know exactly what he's talking about. He does not do a good job of explaining the gods in masters themselves so a lot of people are lost for where to begin. So we're hoping that this series is a lower buried entry book that you can give somebody Whether they love lovecraft or they're trying to get into love crack. They've never heard of lovecraft before. And I don't know much about lovecraft but I received. I like a pdf of this book and it was so good and there were sought an. It's because it's an anthology so some stories were whole leary. S in some like these really well done like serious stories and I love the one that you wrote of course The cat one. Oh thank you so much. Yeah this we wanted to do. Glove craft is famous for his cosmic horror and is psychological thrillers which he often serialized in. We are tales or one of the other popes of the time. So all of the really dark Psychological ones are very much in D- in the lovecraft tone and the other ones are twists and turns on the lovecraft stories. We wanted to have something for everybody in something that you didn't have to know lovecraft for to enjoy and my favorite comments are the ones from people that say. I had no idea who lovecraft was. I still very much enjoyed this anthology. Yeah do you have a favorite story in through Lewis hard to spell so I love all of the stories But if I have to pick one my favorite thing is when I I I convinced somebody to do a story for the anthology and they just absolutely kill it in a way that I did not expect like that. All of my Everything that I hoped would happen with this person did and for me that one. This year was Kelsey Joe Silva's story. I believe it is called Hell Hound so so hell. Hound is about Medusa as he eggs child and they they they summon Like a a a Hell Hound puppy from the underworld and then the puppy. The puppy goes on the kinds of shenanigans. That puppy does as they like fall in love with it and like wonder if they should keep it or whether it's too much responsibility and like Chelsea's work is just the most lovely lovely lovely a art style and precious tone and like she does wonder if she makes like the small moments seem so important and it's like nothing else in the anthology and It's very much She not someone who you would imagine would write a lovecraft story Lovecraft stories are quite a bit more aggressive and definitely aggressively dark than her story was so it was so wonderful to like. I held my breath the whole time that like she would not lose interest and she would do it in her story would come in and when it did it was just it was just it was just such a lovely moment There's there's tons of amazing stories but if I have to pick just one Based on the back story of what I Of Me Knowing Kelsey for so long and like I I really wanting her to be a part of it like the just the whole story behind it makes that one pobably my favorite. That's great and yeah. I totally agree. That story was so sweet. All right what made you interested in. The world of lovecraft lovecraft has one of the only mythologies that are that have endured that does not tied to a major religion. I'm almost all other mythologies are are tied to religion so they have to be like humanity has to be an intrinsically positive force or central force in the way the gods think and what I enjoyed about love crass work is Kind of Is S- quite nihilistic? That the gods exist they just don't care about you like they don't care about anything. They've got their own stuff going on like you can summon them and like they probably will get destroy you because like you're annoying them at just like an aunt would be stepped on by a human if they cross their path so it really it really resonated with me at a time that I felt quite hopeless where I Where I kind of Differ with lovecraft that. I do still think there's quite a bit of hope and good and And positive in the world and that you can still control your destiny in some level I feel like love. Crafts work was quite a bit more hopeless than mine is but in the over our ethos of like the gods are out there. They just don't care about you. They created everything and like like that's it they they they couldn't care less. I think is to me when I think of like all the mythologies it's the one that most accurately represents what I watch every day the second of which being a Greek Roman and Norse mythologies where the where the The the gods had a passing interest in In the in humanity but only fulfilled their aims. They were very much made. We were very much made in their image and they were lecherous and annoying and vein and and and petty and some of the sometimes they were full of great hope and love and sometimes they were just like they. They just acted like humanity. And I feel like you know I. I am much more mythological than I am. Like a fan of horror are any singular genre so When you can get a good mythology behind you I'm I'm I'm really on board. And that's what I tried to bring to. The lovecraft anthology is just. There's not a lot of exploration of the mythos. There's a lot of exploration of the horror and I wanted to do something that really explored the mythos of the lovecraft universe. That's great and for me. I Love I don't know much about the world of lovecraft and I don't know much about a lot these other ones dino a lot about the Greek gods and when you're saying that it's dead on like they're either trying to kill a human or they're in love with the human otherwise they've got nothing to do with them and I just when you were saying that I was like yeah. That's definitely what I find the most interesting about it. Like how how? It's just so how they really are just so patty like you said and how they created all they're so dumb on a specific level like These powers but their spe use them in such terrible ways here so I I don't Wanna.

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"usa today" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters

The News & Why It Matters

10:59 min | 1 year ago

"usa today" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters

"And the third shot you here which happened very quickly is from the security guy from what was it fifty feet away. Put them down instantly. Amazing he actually. I read a retired police officer as well so knows his stuff but if you notice there were several other people who members of the Church who actually got up because they were armed as well now I WANNA talk about it but I also want to bring into the conversation. The USA Today article that was just that was just printed that it was an op-ed that they published that said it was terrifying that Texas churchgoers were armed when they were attacked. I don't know how you come to that conclusion inclusion. What do you do in this situation? Wait for the cops. How many more people would've shells there? What five minutes away? At least maybe ten right you coulda killed everybody in that church absolutely. It's a huge blessing that somebody was armed in that church it ended in six seconds could have been much worse atkins skins. Yeah he could've shot virtually everybody not to mention the fact that this guy was a felon and he got a hold of a gun the legal your your felon and so he's in there he. It's it's really. This whole situation is stupid for the left to even try to argue it More gun laws isn't going to prevent shootings from happening right and thankfully this hero. I like to actually say a quote that he a statement he said. I don't see myself as a hero so I see myself as doing what needed to be done to take out an evil threat and I just love that you know it speaks to who this person is and what what he did This is a tragic event but so thankful he was there killed. Two people killed both of them in six seconds right and there was ending and the liberal media is still so anti-gun that the issue they're going to take his not with Jack Wilson. It's well we do have a problem. The fact that there were ten other people that showed up with guns all the wing the shooting and you know the level at which they have to bend over backwards to advance their own agenda agenda is is pretty astounding their issue. Is We want more. We want to Jack Wilson in every single church we want nobody else armed right and we think that's the best situation and We also WANNA make it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns by closing private party. Purchases and red flag laws and all these other things so that supposedly none these things will happen. And I think that's what Jack Wilson brought up. Jack Wilson is running for County Commissioner. Yeah would county political consultant. Sodomy has to leap for joy for for him. I thought I was like you can't come up with a better campaign on the mat right. I'm I'm the guy who saved shirt shoe and right there greg. Abbott said this is what a Texas hero looks like and I was like. That's going to be on a mailer. That's exactly how he responded dominates But so this op op ED writer. It's Arizona Republic Blogger Elvia Diaz. She said that it was the part that was terrifying. The most was that nothing with known about other people who had the firearms mean except for the fact that they were jumping to save members of their congregation. Right other than that nothing was known about them But you know it does bring up an interesting point. I think Luke you just touched on this that how in the world do you advocate for more gun control right after something like this I mean. Do you think that that is good for the Democrats optics. Well they're based doesn't they don't think they about through this lunch and there's no logic involved in this argument because the logic showed how effective it is and how it saved lives you just asked for people not to carry guns in in our meetings and it really made me feel less secure I thought. Wow that's so we're completely at the mercy of of some psychotic killer if some psychotic killer decides to come into our chapel someday and start shooting well who's going to put them down and you're going to have to call the police. Yeah and that's you know five ten fifteen minutes who knows isn't that's it's unsettling it's disappointing in Texas. I mean 'cause I would've thought this guy. I know what he was up against when he goes into a church in Texas right. I mean my parents. They're in a small town in East Texas. And you know when you walk in there. I I mean they've got security. They've got armed people there you know better than to go in there and mess with them so that's really disappointing to hear happening in Texas and how often have the armed security already personnel. Gone off and shot. People are shot people accidentally. I don't know of a single time when it's ever happened so clearly. This is a huge benefit. And I think that's that's that's why we're not hearing all kinds of talk about it because it's pretty hard to argue against this one. Yeah well Joe Biden try to. He blamed Greg. Abbott for the the law to allow guns in churches. Truly mind boggling So up next. The Department of Defense announced Tuesday night that they they are sending an additional seven hundred fifty troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on the United States embassy in Iraq and that another three thousand troops herbs were preparing for possible deployment in coming days Now there's still going back and forth there were iranian-backed protesters who were throwing Molotov cocktails and other objects at the embassy No United States personnel were killed or seriously injured during the attack but that did not stop. MSNBC host joy reid need from Making a smart comment on twitter. She of course was re tweeting. Real Press Press Secretary bought. So it's just a bought and it says read read the transcripts from the president and she tweets it with as trump's Benghazi unfolds in Iraq Getting a lot of heat for that. Of course as I just stated needed no one died. No one was injured. Much different situation than Benghazi And by the way at what What what difference does it make at this point Ah what difference does it make at this particular point Pat Your thoughts on what's going on in the embassy Iraq. It just shows the difference between the the presidents that we've had in the last eight years Obama did nothing and trump did something and he sending more troops to do you know even reinforce reinforce the the security that we have there now when you take action It's going to make a difference because because that's what these people in the Middle East to do these kinds of things things. That's what they understand when you when you respond in strength it's going to make a difference. That's why there's no hostages. That's why there was nobody killed. That's why there's nobody injured that. That's why the crowd isn't there anymore. They know that trump responded to this in strength and it really works like the gun and church. If if you're strong and you take action you're going to save lives. Thankfully the this embassy was very fortified. I think the frustrating thing to take from this beyond what the critics are saying is the fact that the the waves of people we're able to get through certain checkpoints so easily I think that's one thing that we need to work on over there. But I know Jon teague and personally. WHO's one of the survivors there's of the Benghazi incident And the fact that she even made that tweet. It's just it's to me. It's a good thing because it's only allowing the comparison Harrison happen. And if you look at if you look at The Way Benghazi was handled in the aftermath of that compared to now you just see it's okay. We'll trump trump's respond to this properly. He's coming in with an iron fist in. Yeah that's a good point that it it does allow us to draw a comparison Harrison. Not Smart or not smart on her part though. Because we can't draw the comparison. And how much you know how different it is should be looked back to see what she said about Benghazi. Yeah Back when Benghazi really was been gauzy. I'm guessing she didn't have anything to say about crack. USA Today and Joy Reed. I think can't help But fulfill trump's prophecy of calling them the enemy of the people and I feel like you know they complain about his statement but then they just keep feeding the narrative themselves. It's like trump made one one statement and he really never need needed to say it again because they every single week remind all of Middle America that they are so far off and and I also think we're about to see potential duplicity from some of these national security hawks who were so outraged by trump's pulling back in Syria I don't see all all of them also lining up saying. Hey thank you for sending the troops knew that and some of them have. But I think we're GONNA see some people who are just willing to criticize whatever the president's doing instead of actually really picking a position on a policy and sticking to it you know it's funny because whenever I used to hear the president say the media is the enemy of the people. All of that I got very uncomfortable. As a as a journalist you know as a reporter having not background I got very uncomfortable and I thought you can't say stuff like that but you're right every single day that passes the more they do. I'm like I understand why he said it now. I'm kind of an agreement with him to a certain extent. The American people feel under assault assault by the left-wing media and the reality is like I said he doesn't even have to say tomorrow they just keep perpetuating that narrative themselves with the headlines. They picked the beds. They publish the tweets. They make. They're doing it to themselves wasn't there. There was something that I was reading. I thought I I might have it on cards but I don't think I do That they there there was. I think the New York Times wrote something about how it was the darkest year yet two thousand nineteen journalists under under president trump Obama imprisoned more than any president all the other presidents combined journalists imprisoned by president trump meanwhile around the world. Maybe you should get some perspective. There are other countries where you do go to jail for speaking out against against the president. Unbelievable all right next up next. We've got twenty twenty and impeachment. Don't change the channel. We'll be back at my voice holds up. I'm looking forward to looking forward to being here for we Get back into it. We want to thank our sponsor candid.

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"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

08:27 min | 2 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"Daniel Rouse Amazon Jefferson Graham from USA Today Chris Albrecht from the spoon and Ben Fox Ruben of CNN. We get real time reactions from the Amazon product launch in Seattle. Hello OVOID BOT nation. This is your host. Brett Casella and I'm just back from a trip to Seattle for the now annual Amazon product launch event there were more than eighty announcements made during the day up from seventy last year Amazon and its divisions introduced fourteen new products and we saw several from third parties ranging from third reality to Hamilton Beach in my interviews views. We mostly cover the key product demonstrations largely because those are what received the most prominent in the onstage demonstrations after the four interviews. I have a segment in my analysis will conclude this week's episode be sure to share your thoughts and ideas here on twitter and linked in the first of my forecast is Daniel Rouse. He's he's Amazon's vice president of smart home. He's the most senior person from Amazon. We've had on the podcast thus far and giving his portfolio speaks with authority on Amazon's products in on their strategy. I know you're going to appreciate his insights in the first segment next up is Jefferson Graham of USA Today. Jeff is an expert in consumer tech reviews just about everything in offers unique insights and how the announcements from Amazon fit into the larger tech product landscape we Jefferson on last year for the Amazon product demand event and it was really great to give thoughts again after another year of Amazon expansion and the smart home and voice activated space third. Today's lineup is Chris Crispell Brek. He is writer at the spoon. He's the leading publication on food tech. I invited Kris to join the interview today because he's able to offer some unique insights into a few of the announcements from the event such as Amazon's new smart partnership with Food Network in even how echo buds will help you navigate a whole foods market. That was a really interesting demonstration. I have to say closing out. The interviews is Ben Fox. Ruben have seen it. He is seen as Amazon reporter with a long tenure intact attack and business reporting gives an uncommonly deep and broad understanding of Amazon and it was great to get him to weigh in on the recent events around Lexa Echo products addicts and privacy. I will then follow up the interviews with some of my own analysis. The newly announced products and services okay. Let's get started. First off is Daniel route vice president of SMART Home Amazon. ooh Okay breckon seller here. I am at the Amazon Alexa Product launch event. I don't even know if that's the official name. Is there an official name Daniel Jonathan. Is there an official name okay so this is the annual gathering now at the spheres that Amazon rolls out seventy eighty different announcements including new products and updates to products. I and I'm here with Daniel row. She was vice president overseeing all of the smart home initiatives for Amazon Daniel. Thank you for joining me super happy to be here okay so we've had an opportunity to talk a couple of times in the past and I think a lot of things that we talked about. We see a lot more of today so tell me what happened today. It's a continuation of your existing strategy and what happened today. In terms of the announcements that you think of his new I think there were kind of two broad themes as I say at one you saw saw US carrying Alexa along everywhere customers are asking for so you saw announcements about integrations with GM bringing Alexa deeply into another automaker in a great integration you saw Alexa on the dough with a whole set of wearable products that we announced today in our pods in frames in lieu so that's about selects ubiquity you saw US bring Echo studio out which is a great new echo for your home dot with the clock. You know all the traditional ways that you the peculiar announcements I guess if you'll call them that from Amazon here bringing Alexa every corner of the home and beyond that customers are asking for that sort of the first bucket as I associate I think the other bucket and the one that frankly spend most of my day job on is the smart home making it the three things we talked about today we're making it simpler making it smarter overall and making it safer for customers and there we had a whole series of announcements you know the first bucket on simpler. We WanNa make it so that any human can use a smart art home product. You don't have to be a hacker smart programmer. We announced a programme called certified for humans today so that we can make smart more approachable and we had a whole succession of announcements about making Alexa smarter through things like hunches and safer through things like Alexa Guard okay so let's talk about that certified for humans because because that has to do with Alexa connect kit but it's a lot more than that that's right so our notion with the sort of peculiar name is that the only only prerequisite for the smart home should be that your human being so we convene what we called non expert panel basically no. It directors allowed folks that would self admittedly say they're just unfortunate with technology and we basically had them test these products themselves a hundred percent of our panel channel was able to set up the Amazon smart plug with frustration free setup in two minutes the first time so we knew that these products would hit the bar. It's a it's a program over for a dozen criteria that we use to make sure that these products are truly simple and easy to use okay so setup is a big part of that but you explain to me earlier that it goes beyond setup so setups really important but what is it beyond setup. It's important for this certified for humans well. I'll tell you you know you want to make sure that those products stay connected. They're reliable and they don't have Gotcha. So I think a lot of smart home products today you end up thinking they're smart you get them set up through a bunch of arcane processes and a bunch of steps. APPs with your smartphone and then there's some Gotcha you have to pause using your door lock to wait for a software update when you're dumb door lock worked better in that moment when you can just use your hand and so I think those gotcha frustrating for customer so the certified for humans criteria include a ton of reliability requirements requirements like like software updates need to happen in the background when customers aren't using the product so we've got a lot about built into the program knowing that customers care about reliability and no Gotcha okay okay so last year you made a lot of headlines by introducing a microwave and some people thought it was funny. Some people thought it was I guess serious and maybe that you were going to go l. In start trying to kill off the most important categories that sell three Amazon dot com tell me a little bit about the Alexa connects kit and the chip and what you're doing along those lines and what we see with the Amazon oven in the microwave and what the real intention of those is the the the intention with the microwave last year and the Amazon smart of this is of course to build a great consumer product. That's our best selling microwave what we launched last year. It's a four point one star a product. We sophisticated that product by making a foreign one of in this year in the Amazon Smart Evan but of course the real story is having the pervasiveness of Alexa control in the home home for customers that want that and so the Alexa connected is what enables any manufacturer and developer to suddenly become overnight a developer of smart products. They don't have to worry about building cloud services. They simply integrate this chipset in series with their existing microcontrollers so that say fan or a light or anything in your home that uses power can become smart overnight through the integration of this chip. It's truly amazing for developers we when we launched the UK last year we had over a thousand developers expressed interest within weeks and now we're working with hundreds of developers to bring products to market so this year we already have that we've seen launch and there are launching in coming weeks a connected smart. Christmas tree where you can put it into candy cane mode. We've got a slow cooker. We've got an air freshener from procter in gamble. We've got of course our own smart oven and you'll see sort of this whole Conga line of products coming out over the next year from hundreds of developers working with the A. C. K. okay. I think a lot of people don't realize that the Amazon us. I don't remember the name of it but the microwave the Amazon oven don't have have microphones. That's right yeah.

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"usa today" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

Digiday Podcast

10:34 min | 2 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

"A publisher versus being in a Tech Company the principles behind USA Today's new redesign that's rolling out right now and when a product process will go off the rails hope you enjoy it and we are going to get started and I WANNA welcome Chris. Barton Chris is the chief product officer at at USA Today correct. Thank you great to be here. Okay so Chris. you started your career not in publishing in fact like publishing is it's sort of recent endeavour bureaus urine technology right yes at Microsoft and reach local and then he became art of USA Today. What is the biggest difference the of running product being just even in product or executing product at a publishing company versus a Tech Company. Yes so there's his I'm assuming USA Today's not calling itself a Tech Company. We're not although we do think we have some great technologies but it's definitely different and it's also interesting when you look at the roots of software and tech companies and all that when software companies make software you know if you if you backups at Microsoft at one point and working on office Microsoft Office and you look at how they develop products and what they do and it's it really comes into they had this software development in life cycle and there was these phases of you plan into research and then you would specify what you were GonNa Build and then you would do development than you would do quality assurance and testing and then you would ship and the Shipping Ping was a CD or DVD or something that you did not cycle might take a few years to actually go through and do that and then one of the big pushes that happened you know ten fifteen years ago and software to say that doesn't work the world's moving way too fast when he'd actually do things much quicker much shorter cycle so you had these agile development common methodologies that came in and tried to look at things in terms of two or four week sprints where you would try and do things and what's what's an interesting analogy. Though is when you look at the publisher aside the DNA of the company is to ship something every day you think of you've got multiple times a day and you've got DNA. It's not about let's work on something. That's three three or six months out. There might be a few of those but really the core. DNA is every day. We're pushing something where we're trying to do something and so actually there's almost some things. I think technology companies can learn from from from publishers and that that side which kind of interesting and different but that's that's one thing that jumps out that sort of unique. What's the core product challenge challenge at a publisher verse. Tech company doesn't mean product. Eh you say the product changes every day. I mean that's that's certainly a challenge but also technology has never been the core competence of content companies the end of the day at technology companies. It really is about the technology for for the most part at publishers it really is the confluence of three things right it's advertising journalism and and technology and the technology tends to manifest crested self a lot in the experience. You know how do I know what to Click on next. What do I do. How am I exposed to different things and I think that's that's one of the things that ultimately different about them but as you look at most I mean I think the web again sort of introduced this brand new model where it said actually you need to monitor. If you're GONNA do a web service whatever it is and it's a consumer product you still need to monetize it so it brought in the advertising piece in where that's actually more similar than you would think but what's missing is the the content itself. The journalism side is so core to what the product is and that is a different environment really than anything that you see in tech companies as a whole because that is really one of the main essence elements of the product itself so talk about balancing any you talked about advertising the talk about the users and I think there's some of that with ad-supported technology products but core challenge has to be balancing those two needs right because because we can talk about them being harmonious sometimes earn conflict absolutely one of the things that you shared a story with me before I have not that go there but I I one of my own I grew up and had a for me and three siblings four kids and my parents and we had a Honda accord and we would go on road trips across the country and you think about that accord has five seats right so so we my parents in the front. My siblings were the older ones in the backseat and my seat was the emergency brake. Literally I actually put a pillow over the emergency brake and I sat there and I always felt like I was sort of squished in after the analogy. I felt like I was an after right as the reason why I say that is we think about balancing the two. You think there is a lot of times where it feels like an element of that. Whether it's the monetization piece whatever sort of squished in at the end I have an interesting take take on that which is I don't think that's bad of the time it's like. Sometimes it's not good but I actually don't think it's always bad when I when I look back to the Honda accord trips. It's still got us for me to be it would have been nicer to have something else but we had what we had and we do and it served its purpose and so I think there are times where we look at that and we say it's bad to have this tension you know and it's so tough whatever but actually it serves its purpose it allows both sides of the business to be represented for the newsroom funded and for modernisation to occur cause a company has to have money to to run and so there are times where we want to minimize that but there are times where I think it's okay just to say yeah that's not the most elegant thing but it works and it's it's achieving our goal which is to be able to deliver quality journalism to our consumers and pay for it but I think the counter would be that if if you're just pure product standpoint publishers are failing product right. I mean they there. You don't have to go very far. Click Berry. It's very far to come across disastrous product experiences. I won't name any publishers but you know with your bombarded with with auto play. Video sites are are slow because there's there's hundreds of calls going on and obviously platforms have used this to their advantage right so I mean how can publishers balance a really difficult monetization landscape with delivering truly really great products. I think that's where having good technologists people who understand technology and what's evolving can help to introduce the technology normalcy that will solve some of those problems and we've had several examples of that one of the things that love to talk about today a little bit is we're currently undergoing a design on USA Today so we're at two percent rolled out and are going to be rolling out completely by October and and as part of that we've looked at a lot of these issues performance and low times we re architect things technologies and coming at it from a technology standpoint we can look at some of these technologies and say how can these technologies empower us to deliver better experiences and that adds a new element and you can get. Geeky really fast asked him some of that stuff but hd two is a protocol that allows you to pull in content from different domains at the same time which allows you to load things much faster. There's all these things you're looking at from a technology standpoint. You're able to take a different. Lens on it and say that's going to solve a problem which will help us create better experiences and so that's why I think it is important to have that balance of technologists who are at your company who are empowered to think about technology. I am not come into the net. Come everyday thinking. How am I just thinking about journalism but they come come together on. Both sides create better experiences. Let's talk about the redesign. What were the core goals of. It wasn't to get the site faster core goals goals. Were really a few things. One was we want to increase engagement with our customers. That was number one because out of that drives all the behaviors we want so that was number one increased engagement with customers or consumers and then secondarily it was much faster load times that was a big focus of our so we re architect architect everything really from the ground up so really beat all of our competition we wanted to be the fastest site and then the third thing was a creating safe experiences for advertisers where we could take more advantage of layouts and themes to create more compelling engaging rich environments but also scrape brand safe environments that we could really feel confident going out and selling our clients would be able to say oh. I know advertise with you that I'm going to be sure that uh I'm not showing up to next content. I don't want that so those are the those were the three main things engagement monetization side the performance side where things that we're really trying to drive what what was the hardest to to soften. I think engagements the hardest one because you can always add more ads or it or add more features do things but if people aren't engaging with them then you're defeating the whole point so from our standpoint we really wanted to understand the behaviors of consumers how those evolve and change and one of the things that that we see all the time is things that might have been true three years ago might be evolving now and they evolved because because the technologies change in different pieces change one little sign up for answer that our organization of our teams and how we're set up at USA. Today is we have when it comes to product. It's really three main disciplines so it's product management and those are the people that are sort of thinking through what are the the ideas or the features the things that we need to do and the sort of researching out who the markets we're. GonNa go after the audiences are going to go after the second element is user experience and design so a lot of people will outsource elements that we for this specifically did not want to do that. We wanted to make sure we had that competency. In House that we knew this was so quarter who we are and what we do that we had an in house and that we could deliver those experiences ourselves and then the third one is the actual engineers who build what you're doing and so those three core disciplines are Organiz together and their singular purposes to work with our stakeholders our stakeholders our marketing. It's the newsroom. It's our advertising retail sales teams to bring together..

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"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

06:08 min | 2 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

"So do you guys all know what SEO is this is called search engine optimization bat when Google started a lot of people were tweaking their websites to make sure they'd be found on Google years later. It's more important than ever. Emily Brown is sitting with me. She is visiting from back in back in the Virginia area. She is the the mobile. No. No, no, no. The, the SEO editor, what is your title? Those are just small hats that I wear. I'm on the audience team. And we oversee our twenty four seven digital platforms. So all of our social platforms are homepage, our mobile apps, we do push alerts, and where the hats I wear though is a search engine optimization strategy for the newsroom's. Well, let's talk some SEO basics for second. Whether you're working newspaper, whether you have a website whether you have a WordPress blog. It's all the same. I think you have some basics that you want to run by Y. You get people. Start with the headline and go down from there. Okay. Well, the very most important thing is your page title, so that's different from a headline. That's what we say we write for robots. That's the number one thing that if we're talking about Google, you know, Google they're gonna crawl the page title. I have a lot of weight to that it should be very literal. You should have your keywords upfront. Forget being witty or cute or punny. You are literally writing, keyword loaded accuser loaded headline for lack of better words for a robot to know exactly what your story is about it so important. So this weekend target cash registers down for two hours. What's what's the page title? You gotta get target. I word. And then I would have had to look at Google trends, to see exactly, which phrases, people are searching for, but you want that target cash registers all the way at the all the way at the front, not back. You know lingering toward the end you want all the way at the front. And when you searching Google that is what? You're actually looking at us the page title. And then there's description under the page title. What's that description? Yeah. The meta description and that is a wonderful place to explain to your readers, what this article is really about. And at space to give a little bit more information you want to repeat your keywords there. It's okay. If those keywords are already mentioned in the page title, repeating them is going to show, Google that it's a very important part of your article, or your website, or whatever, is that you have to share. And if people are searching keywords, like target cash register anytime those keywords are repeated. They're going to be bolted in that search result page again, draws a readers I to that content. Okay. So page title. Number one. Number two, number two is your headline? It's a really close second to peach title. So the headline is, what appears on your page. It's a more reader focused field where your page all your writing for a robot your headline. You're writing for human. So that's where you can include more engaging language. You want to repeat your key word repeat, your key words, plural? But they don't have to be front loaded. They don't have to be the first three words, you want to write more engaging content that's going to get a reader to click. And that's those headlines show up on Google news and Google news. Definitely drives Google search. So, again, that's why it's such a close second Russo R that was targeted cash, which juice go down. Inoperable in our headline would be what variation of that. So you might end up starting with those keywords again, but you wanna make sure that I mean, the news industry in particular has changed where it's much more conversational headline, and that you're grabbing people's attention with your headline, while still being, of course, accurate to the story three after pitch title and headline. So that's. Way your meta description, which we just spoke about comes in. That's your sales copy, you know, you have a little bit more room. And in for a room to add information about the story, four number four, is your, you are L ending. So you wanna make sure that you've repeat keywords in your Ural and, you know, if I shared with you Jefferson, I just copy, and pasted, a Ural into an Email and Senate to you without any explanation, could you read that you are all ending and know what the story is about? And if the answer is yes, then that's a good one. Okay. For word procedures. I own a few have a WordPress, but they make you put in all to all tax, I think and all text text. And, and how important is not. That's it's very important. So that's another kind of four robots type of thing if you think of a photo caption, and maybe the, the photo caption. Is for humans the all texts field if you hover over it might be for the robots. So it's again, it's just making sure that are all using all these fields to make sure our information is both discoverable by the bots. You know, all those things crawling the pages and then engaging for humans once it is surfaced by the butts. Okay. And tax we don't do tax. I mean, we're not big on tags at USA day, but anybody who has a it would press blog or probably SCR squarespace. And wicks has to do a lot of tax. Are they still relevant? So it's interesting because Google had Google keywords, which we did tag everything, and then they gave it and they take away. So it wasn't important part of our strategy. And it was important part of Google's algorithm. And then they changed it up as they change things they do that. And they took. It away. So Emily Brown from USA days audience teams. Thank you for these tips. I think there's a really good staffers. Anybody.

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"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

06:08 min | 2 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

"So do you guys all know what SEO is this is called search engine optimization bat when Google started a lot of people were tweaking their websites to make sure they'd be found on Google years later. It's more important than ever. Emily Brown is sitting with me. She is visiting from back in back in the Virginia area. She is the the mobile. No. No, no, no. The, the SEO editor, what is your title? Those are just small hats that I wear. I'm on the audience team. And we oversee our twenty four seven digital platforms. So all of our social platforms are homepage, our mobile apps, we do push alerts, and where the hats I wear though is a search engine optimization strategy for the newsroom's. Well, let's talk some SEO basics for second. Whether you're working newspaper, whether you have a website whether you have a WordPress blog. It's all the same. I think you have some basics that you want to run by Y. You get people. Start with the headline and go down from there. Okay. Well, the very most important thing is your page title, so that's different from a headline. That's what we say we write for robots. That's the number one thing that if we're talking about Google, you know, Google they're gonna crawl the page title. I have a lot of weight to that it should be very literal. You should have your keywords upfront. Forget being witty or cute or punny. You are literally writing, keyword loaded accuser loaded headline for lack of better words for a robot to know exactly what your story is about it so important. So this weekend target cash registers down for two hours. What's what's the page title? You gotta get target. I word. And then I would have had to look at Google trends, to see exactly, which phrases, people are searching for, but you want that target cash registers all the way at the all the way at the front, not back. You know lingering toward the end you want all the way at the front. And when you searching Google that is what? You're actually looking at us the page title. And then there's description under the page title. What's that description? Yeah. The meta description and that is a wonderful place to explain to your readers, what this article is really about. And at space to give a little bit more information you want to repeat your keywords there. It's okay. If those keywords are already mentioned in the page title, repeating them is going to show, Google that it's a very important part of your article, or your website, or whatever, is that you have to share. And if people are searching keywords, like target cash register anytime those keywords are repeated. They're going to be bolted in that search result page again, draws a readers I to that content. Okay. So page title. Number one. Number two, number two is your headline? It's a really close second to peach title. So the headline is, what appears on your page. It's a more reader focused field where your page all your writing for a robot your headline. You're writing for human. So that's where you can include more engaging language. You want to repeat your key word repeat, your key words, plural? But they don't have to be front loaded. They don't have to be the first three words, you want to write more engaging content that's going to get a reader to click. And that's those headlines show up on Google news and Google news. Definitely drives Google search. So, again, that's why it's such a close second Russo R that was targeted cash, which juice go down. Inoperable in our headline would be what variation of that. So you might end up starting with those keywords again, but you wanna make sure that I mean, the news industry in particular has changed where it's much more conversational headline, and that you're grabbing people's attention with your headline, while still being, of course, accurate to the story three after pitch title and headline. So that's. Way your meta description, which we just spoke about comes in. That's your sales copy, you know, you have a little bit more room. And in for a room to add information about the story, four number four, is your, you are L ending. So you wanna make sure that you've repeat keywords in your Ural and, you know, if I shared with you Jefferson, I just copy, and pasted, a Ural into an Email and Senate to you without any explanation, could you read that you are all ending and know what the story is about? And if the answer is yes, then that's a good one. Okay. For word procedures. I own a few have a WordPress, but they make you put in all to all tax, I think and all text text. And, and how important is not. That's it's very important. So that's another kind of four robots type of thing if you think of a photo caption, and maybe the, the photo caption. Is for humans the all texts field if you hover over it might be for the robots. So it's again, it's just making sure that are all using all these fields to make sure our information is both discoverable by the bots. You know, all those things crawling the pages and then engaging for humans once it is surfaced by the butts. Okay. And tax we don't do tax. I mean, we're not big on tags at USA day, but anybody who has a it would press blog or probably SCR squarespace. And wicks has to do a lot of tax. Are they still relevant? So it's interesting because Google had Google keywords, which we did tag everything, and then they gave it and they take away. So it wasn't important part of our strategy. And it was important part of Google's algorithm. And then they changed it up as they change things they do that. And they took. It away. So Emily Brown from USA days audience teams. Thank you for these tips. I think there's a really good staffers. Anybody.

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"usa today" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

Digiday Podcast

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

"Checkout for a twenty percent discount. Now back to the episode. The reality is I think we are taking a more realistic approach and understanding that great journalism can't all exist behind a paywall. We are a very inclusive news brand we service the entirety of the country and are not just focused on the coast. And that's not a dig at some of our. Competitors. But the reality is if you look at the numbers, and who is coming to other big national news properties. It's not that same sort of geographic mix that you would see across USA today. So we believe it's important that we continue to make you know, Muslim nation is pretty damn point. Like, the a paywall would not completely work. Right. I mean, or I mean just from the business model. I would guess I think it's it's it's unknown. But in in the in the near term that is not something that is in the plan for us from USA today perspective, and we believe that our advertising business still has a lot more room for growth and a big part of that again is number one. Just the audience is I do believe scale matters. When I hear people say scale this not matter. That's it. That's just not true. Least in terms of the advertisers that we work with explain that. Well, I think if you are a brand today, I will say this. Let me just before I'll preface it. I don't think scale matters. A lot of people saying scale matters have businesses that are not made for scale. I mean, right. I don't like it just doesn't make sense. We'll be like digital, you know, a sane oh scale as a matter. Well, I mean, of course, I mean, what are we gonna like be realistically there's going to be five hundred million people are going to read about programmatic advertising right subscription programs. Right. But digitize serves a very specific businessman. Well, that's it. And I didn't for your business model. Why she does matter. Well, I'll explain it. I'll explain it this way. So to the point about digital you've got a niche business that serves a very specific audience and guys do that very very well. And there are people that will continue to pay for your products and support the brand then you've got on the opposite end of the spectrum. A company like inet and a brand like USA today where there is more than enough volume there for us to continue to grow the core advertising business and at some point in time. Is there a subscription model? Perhaps I don't think that's in the cards for the short term. And so what I would argue is if you're somewhere in the middle today, right and people talk about this all the time, you're in a really tough spot where you can't really charge for the content, but you're not niche to the point that you're gonna have these specific audiences that are really gonna look to support you and financially support the brand in various ways. And so I would argue that if you're scaled to the point that we are there still is a lot of room for advertising revenue growth. So explain the Optimus take on the scaled model because a lot of the drumbeat of that news when it came to to BuzzFeed when it came to even vice so that we can argue about what their scale truly is. Nobody. Knows..

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"usa today" Discussed on No Huddle

No Huddle

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on No Huddle

"Like jones usa today is our guest on the nfl on tune in mike marcus peters only 25 all pro at his position important when cornerback are you surprised the chiefs according to reports could even get a first round pick forum in the deal that won't be finalized until the start a new league year with the la rams well you know i would ask in around the this and some people say that the rep about him is that he he's difficult to coach um and you know you don't know if that had something to do with it uh but it's a great deal for the rams they get a very talented guy didn't have to give up by like you said a first round pick the chief is a guy that i know that there are a number of guys on that team that are upset to see him go 'cause they they felt like he the difference maker and they don't wanna take steps backwards uh but uh the chief management you're in any reading them decided that hey let's move on from him and uh you know get some pick than they just got kindle fuller uh another corner back in the trade for alex smith and so it looks like they're kind of retooling in the secondary meanwhile the rams who really uh took everybody by surprise last year get even stronger in look pick their are set to continue to contend can you see these draft and also free agency is really about the quarterbacks for some reason this year whether it's as i mentioned the draft free agency got kirk cousin you may have a tara tell you never know what's ghana what's going to happen they got eighty mccarron whose lingering around and can slip on someone's football team but you have these kids in a draft what's going to determine how things can shape up when it comes down to the draft is it that these guys signed before ord them having to wait afterward oh i think it's going to be about fit men and also how quote that aim is to winning um if they feel like okay we know longterm we're going to need a quarterback but maybe we'll get we'll sign a bridge guy i know there's been some speculation maybe denver would go out and science i many like kinam and still draft a rookie high that.

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"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

Talking Tech

01:54 min | 4 years ago

"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech

"But you have found dead is amazing new adenine camera inexpensive but bath knitting pv technology that produced the fastest part of bogus like yet to see in the smallest professional grade camera deduct come across in bed news alert the camera cost forty five hundred dollars for starters i know it's pricey but let me tell you about it anyway i'm jefferson graham at usa today and you are listening to talking tech as long time listeners the show no i been enamored with sony's innovation in cameras for many years the company is the distant number three two cannon and nikon but in terms of breakthroughs sony just rolls over them sony's the company that makes the image sensors found on most smartphones including the iphone in samsung galaxy and most dsl ours from cannon and nikon as well the company doesn't lead in audio or television like it once did but in cameras it is found ways to make bodies that are smaller lighter easier to operate and aeges outperformed the competition in low light the a seven astrom 2013 broke the low light barrier now the a9 does it with speed the camera is marketed the sports photographers for its rapid fire twenty frames a second shooting i brought the camera long to a bike race where cyclists were barreling around the corner and with my finger down on the twenty frames a second shudder i was able to get really sharp shots at less than a splitsecond without having to worry about missing anything and that's great prefer me it all comes down to the focus shooting us smartphones is easy everything is always in focus but when you graduate to a professional camera where the image chip is twenty times the size and thus potentially way sharper fast focus can be a challenge it takes a lot of practice and skill the keep up especially at a sporting event where people are moving all over the place.

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