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Fresh update on "vita" discussed on Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger
"Let's go to the Bill's side of the ball. You're offensively with Josh Alan and we talk a lot about the week six game, right? What Buffalo did. Defensively, and I know the weather wasn't great in that week, six game and I know it was adverse circumstances with the game being played at five o'clock on a Monday is part of a double header because of the Titans covert stuff. Josh Allen went 14 for 27 in that game like he did not play particularly well, You know whether or not withstanding I just think you missed a lot of throws. I have to imagine he plays better today. I also have to imagine the bills will run the ball more against Kansas City. Than they did last week against the Baltimore Ravens. How do you think Brian table in the Bills offense going to come out today? And do you foresee Allen having more success today than he did against the Chiefs and week six? Yeah, There's no question and obviously the bills have no shot unless he does, right. I think, actually, I'm not sure they're going to hand the ball off. Devon Singletary a whole lot more than they did last week. I like Josh Allen's legs today a lot. I mean a lot. So look at the bet Rivers prop there. Josh Allen rushing yards, because I think that's the way that you can really keep the chief's defense. Honest. And Josh sounds probably the best runner they have. I mean, 65 to 40. He runs very well. You know, he ran for over 50 yards against the Colts. Not so much last week. Against the Ravens, but I think they can still go with a lot of empty sets a lot of four receiver sets and just maybe you'll see a few more quarterback draws quarterback powers. I mean, it's now or never, right. I mean, this is If you lose, it's over, and his legs were so effective. That's a way in which the bills can keep the chief defense honest and run the ball without having to just Get under center and handed to Devon Singletary a bunch I love Josh Allen's over rushing yards and his legs to be a big factor that You can bet that on that Rivers 33 a half the over his Jews for Josh Allen's total rushing yards. I like that as well. But, Russell, I got to get your take on the game on the side of the total, because I know you're a betting man like we all are. You're looking at the bills and chiefs right now. The chief still laying three a little bit more juice in the total sitting at 54 a half What do you like here? Yeah, I mean for both games, Sara, but in particular this one Here's how I look at it right? I think he's gonna be really close games. I think the underdog could easily win either one of them and even if they lose, I think it's probably a close game. So in both games, I like the underdog, and I liked the point. I really do. I mean, look, I'm not good dive into the mass. But in my head, at least, I think there's about 20% chance. I know, I know. But I'm not doing that. It's too early in the morning here in Kansas City. I'm just selling my mind. Okay, this shall I conceptualize it. I think there's like a 40% chance that the bills win the game. On the books for that matter, And then if they do lose, I think there's what 20% chance. Maybe that they lose by Ah field goal or it's a close game field or less. So I just feel like you're on the better. Percentage. Better odds. If you take the underdog, getting the points in both these games really, and the bills included, especially when you factor in my homes, toe and I thought was interesting. This week. Greg Cosell even had mentioned me isn't the bathroom homes. Is playing that great and nobody really mentioned that because even when he's not playing great, you still like a top 10 quarterback, but I thought that was noteworthy as well. So I won't be undergoing. I'd like to build get the points. Rust in the other game. What is the Avenue? What is the pathway for Tampa As far as winning is it longs to standing drives is running the football effectively? The defense was baller the last time they played Aaron Rodgers in the Pack House. Tom Brady in the Buccaneers, winning this game and covering 3.5. So it starts. With. I think more naming else. J. J D ends for the Bucks. You know you're gonna have Jpp, Jason Pierre Paul and Shack. They're going up against Billy Turner. And Ricky Wagner. As we all know David Bach Dre's out for the Packers. That's a matchup that the Bucks can win, and they have to win. And if they can win that match up and get on Aaron Rodgers pressure him a lot. I think that really please to the bucks favor. I mean, it just got a lot of talent. I mean, you go player by player Devon White Levante, David. You almost forget how loaded the bucks are. So defensively, I think it's getting a lot of pressure with just a front for maybe Vita Vita on Lee plays obvious passing downs. They have McClendon to play the run. Maybe the the veil just pushes the pocket on those obvious passing downs, the gigantic defensive tackle the middle offensively. I think the weakness of the Packers defense is really their linebackers. The second level into some extent, two safeties, but certainly the linebackers I expected sort of be a textbook. Radi Dink and dunk too tight ends and running backs out of the backfield game. I think, you know for net Ronald Jones out of the backfield, drunk and break middle of the field, working against Chris Barnes and Christian Kirksey. I think Daddy is the weakness of these Green Bay Packers, so I don't think they'll run into ton. I don't think you'll see Brady throw a ton of deep shots. I think it'll be sort of a classic Brady in New England game where he's Throwing.
Fresh "Vita" from ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show
"Pausing all team activities because of multiple Coronavirus positive test of the new strain. They go into effect for 14 days. College hoops Gibson with four wheel drive it got to the rim layup. Gibson. Oh, what I'll play motives and five seconds left on the shot clock. You know, he has two suited in that situation in Kansas Couldn't stay in front of me got all the way to the rim with the foul call from their field I MG college. Oklahoma beats Kansas. 75 68. Already consecutive loss for the Jayhawks as an offensive 2000 and 13 NFL championship Sunday tomorrow. Jeremy Fowler with a new return for Tampa Bay. It's not a surprise this week with Vita Vita £350 defensive tackle is in. He's activated. It's crazy because he fractured his ankle in week five. So they said, Hey, we'll see you later. See you in 2021. No, he's back tomorrow. Tampa Bay and underdog My 3.5 Kids City three point favorite against Buffalo Caesar's William Hill. We're back on Monday when the Super Bowl will be set on key shot. J. Willet Zubin. I will tell you I am Rogers has more on the line and just another Super Bowl title Monday. He shot Jake will soon six Eastern on ESPN radio. On radio ESPN 1000 on your phone, Get the new ESPN Chicago app or ask your smart speaker to play ESPN 1000. This'd game night on ESPN Radio and on the ESPN app. It is finally here Conference championship weekend in the NFL kicking off tomorrow, a 305 p m game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the number one seed Green Bay Packers. Welcome back to Game nights. Courtney Cronin and Jeff Dickerson joining us now on the Goodyear Hotline. General Lane, Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter for ESPN NFL Nation. Jenna, I'm gonna start here. Tom Brady and Roger's playoff matchup 13 years in the making. I could just set the scene for you. I think it's a meeting between the two old heads within the QB ranks that frankly, we're all glad we're getting to see versus what it could have been had Drew Brees and the Saints gone up to Lambeau Field, but nonetheless Brady Rodgers what was the biggest challenge for the Bucks and their quarterback in getting the championship weekend? Well, New Orleans 18. They swept them in the regular season when it would have eaten him by a 46 a combined 46 point differential. And you know when I looked at it This whole, you know, playoff configuration and without really looking too much of the feeding. I said the last place If I'm the fucking news. I would want to go in New Orleans because you know who's daily and hadn't eaten. Sean Payton and the Saints in the last four tried so Really felt like the Saints team just had their numbers, so for them to be able to go into New Orleans and play the way they did, especially on defense, that defense really grew up. In a hurry. I washed. Those guys grow really before my eyes watching them in that game, so I felt like that was their biggest her role. And it's gonna be really interesting, though, against Against the Packers team because, unlike the saint who they had beaten in the regular season, and they really took that as a challenge and responded to it. This is is a Packers team that they did be in week six and and pretty pretty soundly defeated them. 38 to 10. Aaron Rodgers was under duress the entire game. Get a really difficult time picking up there D line stunts. Seven White Levante David played out of their minds. Rogers was sacked four times. They had a total of 55 stacks on the Packers because Rogers actually left the game. It was. It was just a truly dominant performance, and they had two intersections off with him. Very rare for hunters have a multi interception game. Um, but it was kind of similar to last week. Two in this sense that You know it started off. The Bucks are actually down 10, nothing against the Packers, and then they got an interception. They're gonna take away on defense. The more thing happened against the same push on lucky bonding, and then they just kind of got things rolling for them and I think sometimes you know, you need that short field to work with when you have your full score. And then after that, you know, we're meant him. Just kind of goes in your favorite. It's a little bit easier. Um, it was tough. Really the empowered game to get anything going offensively other than on the ground, but Against the Saints, But, um you know, they obviously were able to do that. There they were able Tomo, you know, really? Really pull ahead in the fourth quarter of the game was tied 20 apiece heading into the fourth quarter, they were able to pull away again. That was a defensive effort. I'm curious to see how that shakes out tomorrow, especially given they're going to be playing in some element. Gonna have veto bareback. He wasn't part of that game and weak sick because he had broken is he in fractured his ankle and week five. Against the Bears, So, but they're also not going to have Antonio Brown. So give us and take it the way it's gonna be a fun one. And Jenna. I know like you said that was such a convincing win. For the Bucks over the Packers and the regular season. I know there's a huge difference as we all know, between regular season football and playoff football. But did the Bucks reference that victory a lot this week, Jenna and could that give them Somatic confidence going into Sunday. You know, I had asked for Syrians about that. He's like you know what? That that was so long ago, and that looks like the exact same thing. I think it could help a team from a confidence standpoint. Because You know you've covered the NFC north and you had to go to those games at Lambeau Field, and I mean, it's it's in you intimidating. It's daunting, especially when you go there and you're a Florida team and Your franchise has only 11 day in whether that adder below freezing and so you go up there and it's a 40% chance of snow all over his areas, said 28. Degrees is cold to me and I mean, he's from Pennsylvania myself. On the other hand, yeah, but I would not want to play in that. But, you know, I think that they could use that confidence boost, certainly especially considering the way the Packers The way they looked against the Rams. They look like a dominant seems to be so I think it will help them. But the same time, you know, they know that that they're gonna be facing a much different teams. You know, they know that Roger has a Tom Brady said, played incredible all year and they don't want to take anything away from that at all. But I think one thing that they can feel good about is that Um Hot bowls and my opinion called one of his best game against the Packers. Not maybe right away because they were down to nothing in the first quarter, but he quickly made adjustments and they were able to have you know one of the best. Games of the season. Actually, that that was the best game of the season until that face came and then for bowls to have the game that he did against the Saints, which I thought was one of the best games ever. I think that that should give them a lot of confidence heading up into Green Bay. I think when anytime you you totally 100% trust your coaching staff to put you in position To make plays. I think it's a lot easier to just kind of relax and trust each other. Generally and Buck's reporter for ESPN. NFL Nation joining us on Game night. Tampa Bay's defense gets boost on Sunday with the return of Vita Vita, but the offense will be down a piece Antonio Brown dealing with a knee injury. He was ruled out for the game.
Why Is My Arborvitae Turning Brown from the Ground Up?
"We had a question today. From dave who says he has several mature arba vita and they're starting to turn brown from the bottom up about two feet and he's wondering what could be causing that. And what do you think he should do. Okay now maturity is is hard to Speak to without looking. However when he says larger provided that are maturing then my very first thought is as normal plants lou. Well as they grow at the top they start by age losing energy in the lower part of the plant. It just is a natural consequence is kind of like kind of like my hairline ono that any on mark There may be nothing wrong with his plants other than age I don't know how to guide him other than to say that this might be normal. Maybe can't be changed and he should sink then of short plants that he can put in front of those that is the vita and and fill in that blank space now it is again common when there's vibrant growth in the top which is expected for that lower area to out. Now this is one. You'll have to study. Because where i am not into the word topping. When it comes to plants. I have done so now. It doesn't change what is already void area however if he should shorten those plants within reason and no more than maybe twenty percent he can slow down and there's a lot of l. non science and but he can slow down the growth at the top just a little bit and therefore help retains some of the foliage at the bottom just because it causes the plant to grow in a little different way. Now we're not talking about cutting them in half anything of that nature and it isn't a one hundred percent situation but i know that can help Then it comes to shade. If these maturing plants are in more shade or something in front of them Do against the sun's exposure that lack of light or reduction of light can indeed cause a plant to simply shall we say move on with top growth Shade can be a factor. I seriously doubt that there is a disease or insect however it is possible. So do the do the bag worm. Check for sure looking to see if they're not eating things up as they shouldn't Check on spring growth and on a calm day but a piece of white paper under that lower foliage and smack the foliage a little bit let the debris fall on the white page then in. I don't know if i were ten seconds. The little spider mites that might be in there we'll have righted themselves in hanging onto the paper. Then just tip the paper enough to let the extra debris fall off and then if you see little spots that are moving and these little spots will be smaller than the period at the end of a sentence but you can. You can rub your finger over them. And if you see a red smear you know you've got a treat for spider mites then The other thing just as keeping them. In good growth maturing plants Have a greater distribution of energy inside the plant in terms of from route. Two top just be sure that they may be are lightly mulched to keep the soil somewhat more moist and cool in the summertime Those things i bail. I'm gonna go back to the fact that the are. This is just an aging factor. Now there can also be bunnies which is not likely at all but bunnies and things that will eat the lower foliage so he he has to check to see whether it's just simply dead or whether it's been eaten and bitten off.
Taking Advantage of Mr. Bear by JL Collins on Tax Avoidance Investment Strategies
"I decided it was time to cuddle up to mr bear and let him help me. Avoid some capital gains taxes as regular readers. Here no for the past few years. We have been homeless and nomadic. It's a lifestyle that agrees with us and when we'd like to keep doing for some time however at some point age will force us to settle down. The trick is deciding when that is act too soon and we miss out on xtra wandering wait too long and i might not have the energy left to easily make the transition but sometime in the next five years. There's a better than even chance that will be buying a final years house to that end we've had money growing. In a taxable account invested in of course vitae ax as i track this against the eventual sale to fund the house. I realized that we be on the hook. For a twenty percent capital gains tax until at least this new market selloff suddenly that capital gain was disappearing indeed with an eight percent drop today it would be completely gone so with the market down about six point. Three or four percent figuring that we'd be close enough. I put in the cell order and moved from visa x to our money market fund conveniently by the market's close. It was down seven point six percent almost exactly when i need it. Good luck so with this sale. I now have the capital freely available and will oh little to no capital gains tax at the same time then sold an equivalent amount of e b t lx bonds and bought v tsa stocks in an ira. Because this was done in an ira. There's no tax consequence. The net effect is that i have moved bonds from the ira and stocks into it again. While freeing up money for the purchase with no capital gains tax to be paid at the end of the day our asset allocation remains the same. This is not a bet that the market has bottomed cuna. Wouldn't you have been better off if the market had continued to rise even if you had to pay the capital gains tax of course but as i learned playing poker. You play the cards. You're dealt not the ones you wish you had. If i had a crystal ball i would have sold before the drop and happily pay the tax. But i didn't. This market declines simply offered an opportunity. And i took it. I prefer the market. Never went down. And i always could sell it again. The market doesn't care about my preferences. Why not wait to see. If the market drops further that way you not only avoid the capital gain but gets a harvest to capitol lost. I want to preserve as much capital as possible for the future purpose. Selling break even is the sweet spot for this gambit. Doesn't this run afoul of the irs. Wash sale rules my thanks to the several readers who raises question and especially to john are who suggested i added here. This was my reply to james. The first who raises question wash sales apply to selling at a loss from the article. You linked to quote loss from wash sales of stock or securities. This ruling provides that if an individual cells stock or securities for a loss and causes his or her ira or roth ira to purchase substantially identical stock or securities within a specified period the loss on the sale of the stock or securities is disallowed under the section ten ninety one of the and the individuals basis. In the ira or roth ira is not increased by virtue of section ten ninety one d end quote in my case the objective was to sell at break even with neither. A loss oregon. Because life isn't perfect. There will likely be a small gain or loss when the dust settles. But it'll be too small to worry about. Why did you move into a money. Market fund rather than bonds with v bt lx mostly because it was easier. And i wanted to get the order in before the market closed i might move into bonds later. Wait but are in bonds. Best held in an ira ordinarily. Yes but remember. This was done to free up capital from stocks for potential future spending money you intend to spend in the next five years or so is best held in cash which is a money market fund is or boss planning any further moves as noted in the addendum to my last post when the market was down about fifteen percent on february twenty eighth. I moved some v. b. t. l. x. to v. Tsa ex if the market continues to drop. I'll do more of that. Taking advantage of drops like this are what bonds or four. Isn't this scary. No wrestling grizzly bear in your garden is scary but this time is different right. Nope every market drop feels like this. Time is different some day. If it truly is nothing will matter. Least of all how. You're invested example 1963 brink of nuclear war between the ussr and the usa a truly civilization ending possibility. Great time to buy no war market goes up. War market doesn't matter.
Fox Sports NFL Christmas Game Sees Best Rating Since 2016 Thanks To Record Performance
"20.1 million viewers on average for Fox and the NFL Network for the Saints Vikings game. 4 30 in the afternoon. Perfect time to have a game. Five NBA games bold. There was one bowl game. It didn't even matter because the NFL was well, yeah, happy to meet the NFL game itself. Promised something a guest with the Vita with the Saints. But even still, there was expectation that you know the Vikings would get blown out or some people did. But it didn't even matter. I want to be a dude. I don't know. I'm just saying as far as the NFL is concerned again, everything is down. College football is down significantly this year. Everything is down except the NFL like it's the one thing that is not down. And they just proved this year that they could play on any day at any time on any holiday, and it really doesn't matter. Is there
"vita" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
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Diabetes Mellitus with Dr. Dennis Bruemmer
"Take hardy and hurts summit clear so excited for this installment of our cardiovascular prevention series with the deep dive into diabetes. Which i think you'll learn by the end of the episode is so important for us. Be attention to. We're joined by a phenomenal and true. Genuine in the field. Dr dennis brumer hughes. The director of the center for cardia met about health in the section of preventive cardiology and rehabilitation. At the cleveland clinic. Dr boomer earned his md and degrees from the university of hamburg in germany following residency training in internal medicine and cardiology in berlin docker boomer completed a research fellowship as the diabetes center fellow in the department at ucla. He is board certified in internal medicine and chronology hardy vascular disease and cardiac graffiti quite a unique combination. Dr boomers research is focused on mechanisms of atherosclerosis and risk factor intervention for the prevention of coronary artery disease soccer. It's such a pleasure to invite you to the show success. have you on. And as i invite you. I'm going to just reflect on your unique training path and we were just discussing before we started recording. Here that there's going to be a probably a lot of interest. In pursuing some sort of combined die batali cardiovascular education for court in the future. But would you mind just telling us how you got interested in really devoting yourself to cardio metabolic disease and diabetes in general. Absolutely am so first of all i. I'm super thrilled to be here. And i i'm so excited to be talking to the nerds here tonight so i. I think it's phenomenal. What you guys are doing and again. I very much appreciate the opportunity here so so i was. I'm kind of bridge between endocrinology in cardiology back in germany. I did my thesis. Actually in endocrinology lie protein metabolism. And that kind of got me interested in cardiology. I went to pursue cardiology training back in germany and then research fellowship at ucla. I was supposed to go back after that to germany. But i decided to stay and then obviously being a foreign Repeated training and i was always torn between the endocrine in preventive cardiology aspect than truecar ideologies. So i ultimately decided. I'm just gonna do both so. I did endocrinology fellowship and cardiologist fellowship by the university of kentucky. I had a phenomenal time. There and kind of still even now much of what we do in cardiology is really prevention. And that much of it. This endocrinology so i think these sub specialties really are complementary in or very closely together but let me say on behalf of everyone here at the clinic. How glad we are that. You decided not to go back and stayed here. Join us over here as a faculty because you've just added tremendous value to the program and you've been such an incredible resource for all of us. Thank you for being here. Yes dr burin. And i extend that thank you. Because you know you've stayed here. We are talking to the nerds. I think this is a totally fortunate. And i am really happy to benefit from your stay here now. We are very excited to dive into cardio dive tallahassee which begs the question dr boomer we are cardio nerds why should cardiologists focus on diabetes. I mean why not. Just refer are diabetic patients to endocrinologist or leave the to their primary care doctors. Yeah i think. I think that's kind of the common theme and that is the current care. We leave it to others in cardiology. Now i think that is sub optimal. I think we as cardiologists we see these patients all the time i mean when is ever a patient. In the cath. Lab that presents with an semi or stemming that doesn't have diabetes so we do see the far spectrum of this disease of cardiovascular complications that arise of having ama- diagnosis of diabetes. So i think we have to be involved in managing this. I think to a minimum. We should referred patients to primary care or make sure that the diabetes is. What managed or console endocrinology now as as we all know as physicians quite frequently. Not even that happens so and there's good evidence for that if you look at registries just about six percent of diabetic patients with cardiovascular disease actually get appropriate care for their diabetes and cardiovascular conditions as you know that vitas says associated with the two to four fold increase in risk it is a cardiovascular risk equivalent termed many many years ago seventy percent of our acute coronary syndrome patients have diabetes. So you you could argue. Yes we leave it to primary care but or the endocrinologist but keep in mind that endocrinologists currently see about five percent of the patient population with diabetes.
Ex-Bill Clinton aide Doug Band dishes on family ties to Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell
"Guy Doug band, he's used to be an aide to what to Bill Clinton. And I think the name sounds vaguely familiar. It's probably because some of the stuff that came another wiki leaks. Was him talking about? I'll had done he had set up this money machine with the Clinton Foundation was very interesting, interesting memo that he put out and he expected to get more money because his check shut hid the set up this amazing Racket. Excuse me. It was a foundation, a charity. It wasn't a racket. And apparently, he really didn't like Chelsea Clinton because you know, she was just a spoiled rich kid as far as he was concerned, And so now, all these years later, after the after the wiki leaks came out and his memos were made public. He's given a big interview to Vanity Fair. I guess he's trying to sell a book. It's the front page of the New York Post today. About how how many times that Bill Clinton went down to, uh, Epstein. So island Uh, on the low Vita express many more times than Bill Clinton has claimed and apparently bring. It was so bad that band wouldn't even go on the flights because he knew what was going on. But, you know, we kind of suspected that all along the most interesting thing I found in the interview. Was that he said that you know, they lied about how much Chelsea was paid by NBC 600,000 when she was an intern, Doug Band, the Former aide Close aide to Bill Clinton says she was paid $1.2 million.1.2 million dollars as an intern.
Evergreens To Cut For The Holidays
"Your plants of the week. There's multiple and because because only four of the flowers of one mum. We have to switch up. And what i have put it to. This week is coming into the season as we are On a positive note. We're gonna have christmas and it'll all be over within three weeks from today. But in the meantime your property may yield sufficient evergreen boughs of all different kinds to do a lot of decorating inside This this is an excellent time to start getting the cuttings taken One of the things to mention when we're dealing with human heights against size of some evergreens. You wanna start at about waist. High and then take branches from above that the reason being that the older foliage at the bottom is having enough trouble staying alive and staying fooled and bush's so to speak just on its own. That's just the way trees grill so if you started waist high and and work your way on up then you can take bows. I would take only a few or just even one from each of a couple of different sections You can you can mix light green. Greens long neil short and he goes all kinds of things including the visual the visual that is including then the fragrance One of the outstanding things about christmas and as memories go smells are really really heavy and i remember the frazier for my parents. Used to have scraggly little devil in in the sense of weight and dillard's practically the end of the season and went and pick out what was left but at the same time it smelled good. And that's one of the things that i i would say because you can you can do the junipers the arbor vita the taxes spruce Be careful on blue spruce or they're having enough trouble without you take very much out of them but those are things that we can count as color at this point and then it will soon be color indoors.
Seattle Issues New Guidance for Domes, Heated Tents, and Outdoor Seating in Winter
"Even Even those those that that have have found found ways ways to to create create outdoor outdoor seating seating was was called called Miller Miller Live Live tonight tonight with with how how they're they're managing managing and and the the push push to to create create that that space, space, Joel Joel Oh, yeah, well, Preston, this stretch of Ballard is really setting the bar. As far as those outdoor dining options go. We're seeing these wooden structures with roofs and that just down the street, these massive tents just past that some smaller uncovered patios and outside of the city, other restaurants are finding new ways to host diners. Coming out. Anything else at levitate gastro pub is equal a night out, looks a little different these days, a few tables out front. Ah, whole lot of empty ones on the inside and out back a recently covered patio. It's still Just barely, You know enough to get by older Eric Paschal says with New New Cove Cove in in 19 19 restrictions. restrictions. Business Business is is down down 80%, 80%, which which is is bad bad news news for for his his employees. employees. We We just just had had to to lay lay off off some some staff. staff. With With the the new new order order that that came came out out he's he's banking banking on on this this outdoor outdoor set set up up to to help help bring bring in in guests guests and and to to keep keep them them dry dry and and warm. warm. Just Just down down the the road road at at Vita Vita Bella Bella have have a a whole whole place place full full of of seats, seats, and and I I can't can't use it. It's time for an improvised to just past the lighted trees of 40 by 15 FT tent. It just went up. They're still putting the final touches on it. So this will be the same table cloth Blumen, Zwick says. This should seat up to 50 people. That's with the max of five people allowed per table. Normally, Thanksgiving evening is quite a bit of people. And of course, as you can see, you know you're limited to how many people you're going to get in here and even the tent. You're limited to how many seats that you have. At the end of the day? He just feels fortunate to have this space. And the opportunity. And that tent is one of six were told that the downtown is equal Association helped to fund for some of those restaurants and the running joke. We're hearing that some of these establishments is B y o. B. But in this case that means Bring your own blanket back to you. All right. Thank you. Cole. The last minute rush for Thanksgiving items has
Is Snow Good For Plants?
"Let's talk about snow for the plant new and discuss whether or not it's bad or good for plants. Yeah i was thinking about this. Because i had a question ellen from a listener who said. She didn't know whether she should plant this new plant because the snow and the winter cold might be hard on it and that got me to thinking that those are two different things the winter cold and snow. And maybe we should talk about whether snow just by itself is hard on plants. So that's what brought me to this topic. I think it's a really good topic because the answer might be counter intuitive to some people because the fact is that yes winter cold can be very hard on plants and sometimes snow can be depending on what kind of snow it is but snow actually is a great insulator for many plants and can help protect them against winter cold so i don't think that's something that most people understand. Yes you're absolutely right. I've had people say to me. What's the best protective mulch. I can put on the garden. And i usually respond a twelve inch snowfall because it keeps the temperature of the soil. Constant it it protects the rupaul's from heaving. Oh and this was interesting to me. Maybe you knew this. But i did not i read and hopefully this is true that as snow falls through the atmosphere it actually collects nitrogen and sulfur from the air and then kind of like delivers that to the ground. I'm going to say that only partially correct. Come because you're right. It does collect that as it falls through the air. And if that is one of the spring snowfalls or maybe. I don't know maybe you have. These snows more in the santa fe area. Then we do here. But in order for that nitrogen to be delivered into the soil. The snow has to melt fairly quickly after it falls. That is so interesting. Because in santa fe we get six inches in it melts twelve inches. And it's gone. It accepts in melting snows and melt so for you. That's no fall is what they call. Poor person's fertilizer for us here in the northeast where the snow typically stays. You know through the winter on the ground or at least say's first several days or a week or two Then all of that nitrogen that those flakes have picked up falling through. The air actually goes back into the air as the snow sits and so we only get the poor person's fertilizer when we have that you know freak two inches of snow in april and it melts right away. Well since our soil is much crappier out here than yours is. I would say that we need it. Well snow does contain. It's got nitrogen or not. It does contain a lot of airspaces snowfall. Which is why. Snow makes good insulator. I've never had as many beautiful fox gloves. As i had the year after we had a good two feet or more on the ground all winter long so it can be a great insulator for plants and of course the one way that snow might be detrimental to plants is when it's really really wet and heavy and either mashes plant down or break slim's off of shrubs or trees or that kind of thing or occasionally if it falls very wet and then it gets really cold and freezes into ice and again can break things. Yeah and that's more likely to happen in. If you've got like an early fall when the leaves are still on the trees in those leaves hold a lot of snow or if you have evergreens that are going to get way down and sometimes you see ann arbor vitae that gets covered with snow intellectually like split. And that's very sad. So what i do usually if i get a very heavy wet snow and i can see. The branches of trees are bending over. As i'll go up out there and knock some of it off actually discovered one other way in which snow is beneficial to plant. And i haven't thought about this but it makes sense when you think about it in a winter warm spell if you got a little bit of melting and there was no snow cover some plants actually say oh yeah it's time to start growing they'll sprout and then it gets cold again in that greenery dies off but if you have a nice snow blanket down and it warms up some of. It's going to melt but a lot of it's going to stay on the ground and protect that plant from sprouting too soon. Which i thought was kind of cool. Yeah snowfall moderates the possible heaving and thawing and freezing and and all of that back and forth temperature swings that seemed to be happening more and more in many areas. A snowfall
Interactive Vote Center Locations on Bay Area's VTA Transit App
"And most Bay Area County says KCBS is Matt Bigler reports. Some transit agencies are also going out of their way to help voters get to their polling places Vita is helping with in person voting. By releasing a map of light rail and bus routes with an overlay of where voting centers are located in Santa Clara County, they show up is little check marks, and all you have to do is touch the check marks and it will Pop up with directions to the polling place and other voter voting information. Ken Blackstone, a spokesperson for the Valley Transportation Authority, many people don't have vehicles and they aren't within walking distance of their polling place. And so they depend upon public transit Teo to get them there for other important things, doctor's appointments to get them to work it, etcetera. So we just want to make sure that the public knows that they can of easily find their voting center. Many polling places are open starting today through election Day. Matt Bigler KCBS CBS News
Nigerian forces accused of killing anti-police brutality protesters
"In Nigeria, where security forces have opened fire on anti government demonstrators in Lagos. This is what it sounded like. Sit down. Sit down. You can hear people telling everyone to sit down in the hope that they wouldn't be shot. We heard earlier on this program from a witness. Who said that he counted 20 fallen protesters around him. The incident took place at 6 45. We were told last night in the suburb of Lucky. This is quite an upmarket area in Lagos. It was where crowds had bean blocking traffic a toll booth at a pinch point. Basically, they were blocking traffic, causing trouble in pursuit of their campaign against police brutality and SARS. Let's speak now to someone Who was there? Certainly in the early stages of the demonstrations, not lost eagle who joins us now? Thank you very much indeed. For coming on and trying Tio, help us or help us tryingto enlightened people about what actually happened now what stage were you at the demonstration? Cause I understood that you left. Why did you leave? Yeah, it becomes so, so terrible And the situation went out of town. When the military listening they came in on when they came in. It thought we thought they were China, you know? Guardo's, You know, but all of the saddle in the open fire on a little people saw such enjoy about this morning about 52 people. We shut down so it was soaked arable and you can see the puts off the light so that we could get a clear shot off what was happening on the area and also understand the the security cameras that might have provided images of what was going on. Also got taken down now. Didn't that That gave you a warning, didn't it? You and the other protesters that something was going to happen? That was the one but you can see the food That was for Vita that it was very, very peaceful. We will hold no weapons. There was no where person, So we only have been a drunk like you see, people were sitting down on the ground because then first on Was not a fight. You understand that, and that's a very important point to make, because elsewhere, the authorities have said some of these protests have turned violent or violent elements have tried to take advantage You're saying at lucky last night, there was no violence offered a tall Can I ask you about one particular thing? I'm sure you have seen. The army on its official Twitter handle has been saying this is all fake news. The army was never there. You saw the army. How do you know that They were the Army. Because we're house on putting this off If you need me to provide that for you going to do is footage is off the army when they were shooting on that one. You guys didn't get the footage. We have it. I was 12 the don't know on DH. You know, it's the Army. Why? Because they had uniforms. Yes, they have uniforms. This. You know, this thing's was building that the evidence didn't hide behind. The issue. No own uniforms. The killed are very close. And it's very difficult to get to the bottom of what's going on, particularly how many people were injured. You. You mentioned the figure of around 50. Now That's the first time that I've heard that figure. What What are you basing that on? Is that what people are saying at the moment before saying that life was put on After I left yesterday, but on you consider people were you know down on this truth, reason why you're not getting the actual father of budding stories because the government is involved. They are trying. They are trying to hide his story because they need what they have done. This is really evil. This is bad. The kid's on citizens. This is suddenly I wasn't able to get those politicals people school so terrible a slight but when you see when, but when you see what happened to demonstrations. Are you going to go back to the street? Will you carry on protesting? You know, for now, For now, we have two weeks before the officials on what to do, because we don't know now how this situation is going to be because we can't trust nobody in the government of females in this country. We don't like that coming. But if people go back on the street again, so wait have We have to settle down. I really thought about this carefully because this is a question of Marchal. Pound it, So listen. Thank you very much indeed. For joining us Stay safe as well, Whatever you decide to do next, No Celestina, one of the people who was there in the early stages of the incident at Lucky. Yesterday evening in
Virginia Voter Registration Site Experiences Outage On Final Day To Register
"Virginia Information Technologies Agency says the issues surrounding the outage on the Virginia Department of Elections website on this last day to register to vote in Virginia was due to a fiber cable being severed. By a Chesterfield County roadside utility crew. The cable located near Vida's headquarters, and Chester Vita, Verizon and chest field crews working to get that fiber cable repaired. There are many calls to extend the deadline to register to vote because of the outage. Governor Northam address that during today's Corona virus briefing, that deadline is set in our code. And it does not appear that I have the authority to change it. That is up to the courts and I would support a court ordered extension of the
Pope Francis: our health depends on health of others, not exploiting
"Before pope Francis he got to Japan's says top the corona government virus job officially pandemic Yoshiki has shown Daisuke there's a link all between was known people's as health a shadow and prime the state minister of the environment on the right hand today man for many the his vita long serving predecessor Shona into Cornish when Shinzo Francis abeka speaks nonce about last the interconnectedness month he would resign due of to people ill health on the planet his chief cabinet during his secretary general sugo audience said he held would come in a Vatican forward court to pursue yard a with base the unfinished faithful spaced work out now to limit the self contagion made politician he tells is elected the crowd by parliament abusing as the ecosystems Japan's new prime that god minister created two is days a grave after sin he succeeded and Ave we can't expect as leader of to the continue ruling to grow liberal on the material Democratic level Party without sued taking us low care key image of the coming from home government briefings but welcomes us contrasts from with his his ads behind the exploiting scenes work nature admonishing ultimately bureaucrats means exploiting and pushing other policies people I'm I'm Charles Charles the the Ledesma last month
Malcolm Smith: Translating The Tantra Without Syllables and The Blazing Lamp Tantra
"When they came to bet who brought them, what their purpose in what they're why this important and then we'll get into the ticket volumes that we've just published nephew. Okay. So just a brief resume at some point after shocking money but A. Passed away into in near Bonnet, it's not really clear exactly when shocking anybody is one of the twelve teachers, specific absorb Chen with beginning with the Buddha Dhamma and the first e on and going through a succession of eleven further manifestations which shocked many but it was the last however shocking anybody did not. Teach Chan directly by there is a, there's a prediction somewhere. that that garbage was going to come and teach the vehicle beyond causing results. So, typically speaking in, Buddhism we divide in Tibetan Buddhism. We divide generally speaking to there's the the Janas into three. The first two shelby on my hyeon are considered to be the vehicles the 'cause. Then within my on itself, there's a subdivision into cause and result vehicles and so on is considered to be the vehicle a results. specifically however, zone Chan in the grand tradition of Buddhist triumphalism proposes that it's the it's it's the vehicle beyond causing result. So, really there's three things. So anyway, garb doors Jay we don't exactly know when he lived chugging. I'm Kinda Norbu. Calculated that garb door jay was born in fifty five ad based on his his understanding of calculation but we don't really know with any certainty. in any event, and then there's three different lineages absorb chance. So we have what's known as the someday lineage. Has a long lineage twenty-one Masters from Garb Door J. DOWN TO SRI sing. Ha, and there's long day which has more or less the same short lineage as Medoc de which is the third series. So that would be the mind some people translate this as mine series, space series and then. INTERMIT- instruction series. Now, originally, garb door according to the low Joo Chan Mo of the intake. Garb door Georgia taught six point four, million, Shlo- Kaz, zone Chen not all of that was translated into Tibet into Tibetan a lot of it was left in India. of those six point four, million Schlaug is absorbed Chen and some tax. You've see this Tonga's Montjeu she meter who is his immediate disciple who was a pun vita from Nalanda supposedly who came to debate him and. Lost and in his humiliation over being defeated debate by a young boy. was going to cut out his tongue but garb Georgia said, you know don't do that instead you need to write this tech called Tex called troops some gum. which is very interesting text, actually and in many ways and forms the sort of structural basis in particular for tax like runs I'm choking deep does introduction to my outta systems and so on and so forth. Anyway without getting too far afield module meter divided up zone teachings into what we call the three series. This is according to the larger Chen Mo in the Human Jake, then the his student. Assure Sing, haw- then took the intimate instruction series and divided it into four cycles. The seventeen contras out of all of these there's a vast number of contras seventeen years. The route tax or the young Song Lana May. Core that is the other Lee secret unsurpassed cycle so that so the and the term Ninty by the way actually comes from the draw challenger because the draw. George describes these. Taxes being. Many people, translate Mantilla's heart essence while this has become kind of a standard convention, we have to understand here that actually the word. Ning means something like center. It's like when we talk about the heart
Translating The Tantra Without Syllables and The Blazing Lamp Tantra
"So welcome. Malcolm. Thank you for joining us again Daniel. Again. Good. See you and so I thought. Before we get into the actual text I thought just for the general audience if you could talk a little bit about seventeen contras When they came to bet who brought them, what their purpose in what they're why this important and then we'll get into the ticket volumes that we've just published nephew. Okay. So just a brief resume at some point after shocking money but A. Passed away into in near Bonnet, it's not really clear exactly when shocking anybody is one of the twelve teachers, specific absorb Chen with beginning with the Buddha Dhamma and the first e on and going through a succession of eleven further manifestations which shocked many but it was the last however shocking anybody did not. Teach Chan directly by there is a, there's a prediction somewhere. that that garbage was going to come and teach the vehicle beyond causing results. So, typically speaking in, Buddhism we divide in Tibetan Buddhism. We divide generally speaking to there's the the Janas into three. The first two shelby on my hyeon are considered to be the vehicles the 'cause. Then within my on itself, there's a subdivision into cause and result vehicles and so on is considered to be the vehicle a results. specifically however, zone Chan in the grand tradition of Buddhist triumphalism proposes that it's the it's it's the vehicle beyond causing result. So, really there's three things. So anyway, garb doors Jay we don't exactly know when he lived chugging. I'm Kinda Norbu. Calculated that garb door jay was born in fifty five ad based on his his understanding of calculation but we don't really know with any certainty. in any event, and then there's three different lineages absorb chance. So we have what's known as the someday lineage. Has a long lineage twenty-one Masters from Garb Door J. DOWN TO SRI sing. Ha, and there's long day which has more or less the same short lineage as Medoc de which is the third series. So that would be the mind some people translate this as mine series, space series and then. INTERMIT- instruction series. Now, originally, garb door according to the low Joo Chan Mo of the intake. Garb door Georgia taught six point four, million, Shlo- Kaz, zone Chen not all of that was translated into Tibet into Tibetan a lot of it was left in India. of those six point four, million Schlaug is absorbed Chen and some tax. You've see this Tonga's Montjeu she meter who is his immediate disciple who was a pun vita from Nalanda supposedly who came to debate him and. Lost and in his humiliation over being defeated debate by a young boy. was going to cut out his tongue but garb Georgia said, you know don't do that instead you need to write this tech called Tex called troops some gum. which is very interesting text, actually and in many ways and forms the sort of structural basis in particular for tax like runs I'm choking deep does introduction to my outta systems and so on and so forth. Anyway without getting too far afield module meter divided up zone teachings into what we call the three series. This is according to the larger Chen Mo in the Human Jake, then the his student. Assure Sing, haw- then took the intimate instruction series and divided it into
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"That sales spiked and now have slowed down again? Yes. So the first few weeks we saw massive spikes really really significant growth and that was an awkward position to be in the world was falling apart. People were losing their jobs in unprecedented numbers and we were seeing these massive what we were calling pandemic prophets so that Led us to do some things to get back to our local communities. Shortly after the spike, we saw the big club stores continued to do well, everything else kind of declined, and then after a couple of weeks, it started really pick up again and the business now across all grocery of Mass and club stores is growing significantly and I think it's because people are spending more time at home they're consuming more. We've become somewhat of a of a household steeple people are making their smoothies every morning at home and they're using our product. Have you had any laughs? No none we're all working from home. We're going to keep the office until September and even though some people you know everybody's got work to do some people are working harder than they were in the office. Others might not be as busy especially during a time when things are closed if we can afford to keep people now is the time to to keep people employed as much as possible for sure. What do you think it takes to be a successful entrepreneur maybe because. Clearly in your kids, it's not education right sent formal education or post. Secondary education there's something else other qualities. What do you think they are? I think for me, I think. Never having a fear of failing has been very important, right I been told since I was young by everybody besides my immediate family. Specifically, as we talked about my dad earlier, I was told quite a bit as a kid that I'm never going to be successful, right so. What's the worst that could do is fail like everybody thought I could. So I think that kind of sparks of of the risk taking nature that is needed for an entrepreneur I also think that an entrepreneur who's going to not only be an idea guy there's plenty of idea guys that can't really creed great culture and great organizations. So I think it's a combination of the ability to take an idea but also the ability to execute against the idea and bring people along for the ride and I think that's been one of the things that have. Helped US become very successful when you think about you know what's happened to you and the successive Ida Cocoa. And your success. Financial. Success. How much do you think that's because you if you're working your work ethic and your skills and how much do you think it has to do is just luck just being lucky being lucky that he met those Brazilian women you met era and and. And people cut you breaks. I mean how much do you think it's luck and how much how much is just your Bra hard? Work I think in order to be successful, you need some luck right I look at my my life and I look at everything that had been able to accomplish not only through work but also personally and family and everything else I've been incredibly fortunate and incredibly lucky but I also think that. Hard work and positively. Brings what could be luck brings good fortune it could also be. Willing something to happen and that comes with a lot.
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"Every single coconut you get. So harvesting coconuts that make sense is more expensive than harvesting. Matter No. Oranges. Yeah but don't compare it to orange juice compare it to. Vitamin water compare it to water which doesn't have any fruit. Right? There's nothing it's an ingredient. It's an ingredient powder mixed with water in a plastic bottle created down the street in the US. And how were you able to because 'cause I mean I'm imagining that because a coconut is an organic product, you can't. It's hard to make maintain the consistency like some crops are not as sweet. Some you know might not produce as much water. Some may have have more cylinder acidity like how how do they maintain consistency? Yeah. That's a big. That was a big issue for US early on not only in Brazil. But as we started to produce in other countries, taste was different potassium levels. Different sodium levels were different. Sweetness and sugar levels for different. So taste was an issue, but also nutritional panel was an issue. So over the years, we created a procurement team supply chain team that has become the best at blending ages breeds to create a consistent taste across the globe and to make money, you've got to sell a lot of it. That's right. Are So two thousand eleven you get hit with a class action lawsuit because basically the claim was that you guys were touting the health benefits and the nutrients in Vita Coco and you get hit with a class action lawsuit from people who say, well this, you know there is no evidence and so on. So forth. Let me ask you about class action lawsuits because. On the one hand, I don't want to minimize their legitimate and most of the time people have legitimate reasons to be involved with them but I think they're also used. By corporations to slow down competitors as well. Is that what happened in this case from your view? Your view? Yeah. I think look at the time I was convinced Sika was involved. I. Don't know if they were or not. This was like it was like a influence campaign to to slow you down yes and and you have no evidence as ego was. You know I I felt and I still feel to this day that either there was a competitor involved or it was just a money grab and typically we've been through several of these. We had another big one a couple years ago typically, these are money grabs A. Class action lawsuits for based around the same idea that you misrepresenting the health benefits of coconut war. No. The first one was that the second one was that we had a little tagline on our brand at said born in Brazil was on the back of our package, and by that point, you're not sourcing all your coconuts from Brazil know about a third came from Brazil and we talked very openly about all the work we do in the Philippines in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Born in Brazil. And was born in Brazil and that was. Yes and people and you got sued from people who said, no, you're not born in Brazil. And we literally spent four million dollars in legal fees to fight it. And we won for the first one you did settle I think for for five or six million in a sense. Did you learn the lesson that you had to be more cautious about how you describe the health benefits of Vita Coco? Yeah I mean the lawsuit claimed you know we were claiming that it was life enhancing since then we're obviously very careful about all of our packaging. All marketing materials goes through. You know all sorts of legal checks before he goes into market because you don't want to make false claims, but it's less about making false claims just about making claims in general that could lead to somebody insinuating that you were trying to deceive which is the last thing we want to do it, right? Yeah. All right. So you. Once. That distribution deal happen you are growing really fast and big and two, thousand fourteen. You sold a quarter of the company. Yeah. To a Chinese like investment group that invests in food. Yeah Yeah it's actually Red Bull China. So they're the owner of Red Bull, Brandon China, a huge beverage company in China they were looking to diversify bought twenty five percent of the business and became our distributor in jail. So not only do they by twenty-five percent or business they paid one, hundred, sixty, five, million dollars for it but they become your distributor in China, which means you are guaranteed more than guaranteed to become a huge hugely profitable because that's a brand new market for you. Yup the. Biggest market in the world. That's right. So kind of like Madonna and then coming in as investors we had somebody coming in buying part of our steak and at the same time we got major value add, right? Yeah. Just worked very well. So you've got to keep seven I mean seventy, five percent company in your investors got to keep which you I think you still own today investors on seventy five percent you got a hundred sixty, five, million dollars for twenty five percent of the company which I'm sure. Gave you. More than financial stability and security forever and ever and ever. Have to sell the whole thing I mean why not you know sell one hundred percent of the company it made selling one hundred percent of the company much less interesting, right? What what did by taking money off the table a significant amount of money right? I've got the financial security to not have to worry about anything. So now could take bigger risks always calculated but yet I could take risk I could go longer and enjoy the people I work with, which is basically my second family I. Love What I do I love the creative aspects of it. What else am I going to do? Right so I don't have to sell the business. That's that's the beauty of the position that Red Bull China kind of put me. So now I'm super focused on what is the business look like five years from now and kind of thinking about this business as a broader platform of better for you healthier functional beverages as compared to Vita Coco coconut water. Business. We are in the middle of the most trying time every business in the world. Unless you're zoom or slack. I have to imagine that my I would think that initially when people were freaking out that there was a spike in sales, we heard this from cliff bar and other brands spin drift. But that that after a while you slowed down because people are not going into. Walmart and target and supermarkets. Methodically as they might have been before the pandemic. So is that the case at.
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"And therefore has coconut water in the House and he saw this as a big category a potentially big category in future and so he was willing to take a cough he wanted Carter. Thinking this is going to be maybe an endorsement deal with Madonna or something like that. That was kind of the idea I mean he said Madonna's drinking it on stage he's talking about it in interviews as part of her diet. So on and so forth. How can we work together? And my response was I. don't have any money to pay her, and even if I did, I wouldn't therefore have any money to put her on billboards or invest behind. You know you did not have enough money. We're not. We're not. We're not Pepsi we're not of that scale at says. Almost jokingly I said you know, but we are looking to raise some money. You know if you guys wanted to invest and. His ears perked up. He said. Not only will madonna invest but I'll get other people 'cause he manages so many different. He manages personally you Madonna but he Oversees of Management Company that manages tons and tons of famous musicians. That's right and he's just super connected friends with all these people and he started making some phone calls and he called to me more called Matthew McConnell called entity keates a bunch of people and sell to me, and my friends will take the whole round. Wow. Donald took the majority of it and they are putting rest of the money. They took the round, and now we had these people with a much bigger mouthpiece than we could have talking about our brand and that was a game changer by the are they still investors Madonna Demi? Moore Anthony. They still are Yup all of a sudden you've got all these big celebrities get the Red Hot Chili peppers lead singer you got Madonna and as investors I guess they were incentivized to talk about your brand because it would also increase on restaurants. which was amazing right. So now we're not paying somebody to endorse our brand. They've in theory. Paid US right they've invested right now they have ownership and they're now more motivated than if they were getting paid, you know a couple hundred grand or whatever it is to do something and talk about it. They're super-motivated because first of all, they loved the product that's what invested. Now they have real skin in the game. All right. So when they started to talk about it, did you start to see growth as a result of that? Yeah. quickly. I. We started to see a ton of incoming inbound P R. I would say we got more PR than any brand. Of any sort, our size should have ever gotten. So I was this guy selling this little coconut product that people a few months earlier had never heard of going on new shows and getting to a point where a year earlier would go anywhere else in the country and nobody would have ever heard of coconut, Water Vita Coco, and you know all of a sudden you walk into a store in Minneapolis or you walk into a store in Dallas a river and people are like Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's that coconut water thing I've heard about it but everybody's drinking it. Right. So what did that mean? I mean do that make it easier for you to get? Around that time you also get signed with. A new distributor very significant one which was the distribution company that does Dr Pepper snapple. The third-biggest. After coke and Pepsi distant third but still pretty significant. Yeah. So it was it was huge because now we had a national footprint right now we could go to national retailers whether it be Walmart Kroger target and sell to them on a national level. While at the same time, we were getting this great expansion of awareness. So it worked out really well, I think a lot of brands struggle because they get one or the other way before the other right so you. Maybe, you start to get awareness, but just can't build distribution because you don't have the distribution footprint and in power to be able to do it or vice versa, you build distribution you stat a lot and the brand just doesn't pull because nobody knows what it is for us. These things came together at a very interesting time and and it really worked. So what I mean, you're still up against brand that is backed by coke how able to win because I think. You did eventually you you you kind of dominated market share I. think it's like sixty percent market share at one point for Vita Coco Yep how did you Pete Seco when they were clearly kicking your butt in the first two years? They relied on coke. and. So they had some really interesting distribution points that we couldn't get whether it be certain counts in airports or whatever. It might be food service things that we just couldn't get to with our distribution network but we had built a team that was just willing to run through walls and willing to fight to beat coke. You know we're the underdog and they should have one. You know if you remember I said I. Early on when he was acquired by Coke I had several people. Tell me don't worry the entrepreneurial startup business will win because coq just won't focus on it and I realized after about a year to that. That was in fact true and it wasn't only in New York. It wasn't only in in in the US. By this point, we were fighting each other in London. We are fighting each other and soul we were. We were becoming global brand and they were trying to do the same thing at the same time. All right. So you guys are now really. Starting to grow and do you do you remember what year you actually became profitable? Yeah, it would have been two thousand eleven. Okay. So this is I mean this amazing because you would launch the company two, thousand four. It takes you seven years before you turn a profit which is not unusual at all but can you explain what it is that makes it so expensive because it seems like a fairly cost effective business I mean you don't own the factories you don't own the the coconut plantations you're basically having A. Third Party White Label. Coconut Water for you and sending it on container ships such are pretty. Relatively cheap. So why why was it so expensive? Where was your money going? So the biggest expense is obviously cost of so you make the product, you ship it across the world shifted to stores whatever it is let's say that costs fifty percent of error wholesale price. So you're already fifty percent down then you spend. Ten twenty percents on marketing. Then you have a team and you have operating expenses in an office and everything else, and unless you have real scale by the time you're done you're competing for space against Coke Pepsi Dr Pepper, Nestle and everybody else you gotta fight for that space. You need people for that and is that because I'm thinking coconut water margin Scott to be huge, you're southern. It's coconut water and you can charged three or four times the price of the customer but is that just not accurate? No I mean you're climbing a tree for.
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"Cues kind of crushing you guys. In the early days. and was that because he was running a better business than you were running because it was the same product. I think getting distribution early was the key defence for the first couple of years. He had a huge leg up. How did you finally land is because I read that in two thousand six actually did land deal with an a distributor smaller one. And that was kind of a turning point for you at that time because then you start to get, there was a distributor who had focus on getting you into more and more stores the beauty about them as they were a bunch of guys that had left the distributor where Zico was sold, right? So not only were they much smaller distributor, but they also had it out for that distributor and for Zico. So together, we had a this was a war. I've to win it. Wow or yeah, and we'RE NOT GONNA lose. And what kind of things did you do to Seco? I mean literally like buying their product out of stores putting in trash cans taking their point of sale material down hiding it in back rooms. Wow. Ugly and you think about it I mean they weren't huge businesses. They had to ferry passionate founders only new. York. Mainly, it was really a New York and it was we both built these small sales organizations that were also incredibly passionate and treated the brand like it was their own and any move on it was a personal attack. So aside from you handing out free samples at the shops in New York. What other what are their marketing were you able to do on the cheap? It was that it was error came up with this. This idea he saw Brazil with like this blow up costume and he had a Vita Coco. Tetra Pak made we put eras brother in it and he would go around New York City as Vita Coco Tetra Pak. Made these bicycles that were amazing where we took these normal bicycle and attached a little small trailer behind it, and we would ride around New York City, and we had these big on the back of our bikes that said, you know try vita coke or drink fighting cook goods grade or two minute vacation or these different things. And that was our advertising. So it was like a moving billboard to end I. Guess a certain point. You hired a guy to really kind of aggressively help you sell I only know him by the name of Goldie. Who's Goldie what he do Goldie is the Best Goldie is Michael Goldstein Goldie was at vitamin water, and then when vitamin were sold to coke I, brought him over and came over because his wife is Brazilian and he loved coconut water. Thought it was a great idea. I never thought I would be able to recruit somebody from company like Vitamin Water and he came over and he is just this incredibly aggressive charismatic competitive incredible guy that just does not stop and so my competitive drive and wanting to win was accelerated to a whole new level. Okay. All right. So you so you. See you're still trying to compete with Zico, which is still very funded and I guess in two thousand seven, you take in some outside because at this point up until that point was just you and era who own the company for the first three years. Yeah you know outside investors so you. You brought in two million dollars to an investment firm that God i Read Twenty percent of your company. So it sounds like you really needed the cash that point like you guys were pretty blow on cash. Yeah. It's you know it's not insignificant, but it's not twenty percent which for two million that's a pretty good deal. Well, we were doing less than a million dollars in sales. So we were not a big company and so when you think about it, it's actually a decent valuation on the business and what is it two million dollar infusion of capital enable you to do. We hired Goldie. We hired some people. I, wasn't doing as much in store sampling anymore. Now ahead, other people to do that, and those people were our brand educators. We started to invest small amounts into marketing. Of Van and put coconut on top of it and and painted it Vita, Coco and we started to. Vatican event would arrive hydrate everybody and do some Hula hooping in all sorts of stuff and then leave. And era was still based in Brazil handling operations there yep. By the way how did you guys pay each other you? I mean I'm assuming that you were handling all the finances and the money and the accounting, and so would you send him a check every month or something? depositos bank account we went on salary not so early I mean we had one or two employees before we actually went on salary is still at this point Zico is kicking your but I think you I think by two thousand nine you're selling like thirty thousand cases a month in new. York and Boston and a little bit Miami and La Yeah. It's pretty good. That's two containers tuna quarter containers worth of VITA COCO months not bad. Yeah. There's actually if I think about it, there's actually probably say six thousand cases on a on a container. A little bit more than. You were not like hugely profitable maybe barely profitable at the time. No, we were losing. We are losing money. And then I guess around around the time, you Kinda got hammered a bit because I. Think it was like two thousand, nine Coca Cola announced his huge investment in Zico. With with path to towards acquiring business, which means that all of a sudden they get the huge infusion of cash. I mean to member what you were. You were thinking when you found out about that I was thinking shit. This is the end of us like how are we going to compete with coke? You know there's just no way if coca-cola is taking an interest or or. Makes an investment in Zico. They're gonNA make shirts a winner in that. You're not a winner and I if I was in your position, I would be. Terrified. We were, but I also realized that you know coke is just so large and Zico was just so small for them at the time that it was going to be. People were telling me they're not going to be successful. Remember they bought. I. Think at the time a third of the business with a path to owning the whole thing over three years or something like that. So they didn't own one hundred percent of it was too small for them to focus on into put real resources towards and that was an advantage for us I think mark the founder of Zico and the team they're expected it to be easy. One hundred did their deal with coke and it wasn't that easy. But how our you able to differentiate yourself how reasonable to make the case to somebody to by Vita Coco over Zico if it was more or less the same beverage. So pre coke, it was more or less the same average as soon as coke invested in that business, they moved to concentrate model. So they were no longer a one hundred percent pure premium coconut water not from concentrate. So we quickly changed our packaging and put in huge letters across the front never from concentrate and that became our big selling difference. All right in in January two, thousand ten, you raise five million dollars from what I understand. This was not intended be a fundraising round and you got that money from celebrities. So first of all, how did that even begin what? What's the story? So around the same time that coke invested in Zico a friend of a friend. Introduce me to guy. Who is Madonna's manager? Today's you choose manager. Clare connected in Hollywood and coffee with guy he wanted to have coffee with. Madonna's manager, of coffee, with you. So basically, this friend of a friend introduced us because he knew that Madonna was already drinking vita. COCO. Wow. Guy Was married to a Brazilian.
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So there were plenty of accounts they would get first and we couldn't get in. An. Asha mention here your competitor in all this The guy who's running Zico. is this guy named Mark Rampulla, who he'll a Peace Corps guy and? Tries coconut water. Needs. Inspire to. Sell it in the US and you'd never you had no idea that this is launching and they probably had no idea you were launching. Yeah. Because this is like still pre social media. Yeah. Yeah exactly. So we knew nothing about each other we just started running into each other in the street. I remember one of the biggest distributors in New York I went and pitched him and mark was in there the same week. And he ended up choosing mark. Wow I said. But why he said because there's as much more sophisticated looking had sleek blue bottle. Yes. Yeah. And also prepping brought in from Brazil Yup okay. It was very similar product and similar price point same same price port but yeah no I mean running into Zico everywhere everywhere we would go whether it was a yoga studio or a grocery store whatever it was people were like, oh I love you product tastes great but I just brought in the other one. Oh Wow, and did. Did you know like Mrs Two thousand and four, two, thousand five did you when you start to find out about? Zico did you find out that they were better capitalized than u they had more money? Yeah. I knew they had a bunch of partners and they had real capital and they had the just they also found online. Somehow their business plan was published or their mark initial market research was published I remember thinking Holy Crap. These guys actually did like market research and they actually had a business plan like they're for real. All right. So they get, they get a distribution deal with one of these big distribution companies, and by the way we should mention this is super important because you just going from Bodega to Bodega you're not going to be able to scale. You've got assigned with a distributor. It's sort of like it's not really the right term here, but it's kind of like a a Mafia system sort of. The distributor you gotta of go to distributor distributors. They. They blessed you know work with them. Good luck getting shelf space. That's right. Noontime. You're kind of grinding away trying to get your stuff on shelves. When you would go into that were not familiar with coconut water, you try to convince them to carry it. Was that easy I mean did anybody say I. Don't I don't like the taste of this. All the time I would go in on my rollerblades because I could I could hit fifty stores in a day on my rollerblades says if I was walking, it'd be a lot less and I would go in and show it to you know the store manager whatever it was and at the time I get kicked out sometimes they would find it interesting. They would say send me some but find out later they weren't Going to actually take it and then other times people were just like no way. This is African. Work I. Remember One of the early stores I went into I, rollerblade it in there and found the store manager and I. He's laughing at me 'cause I'm on rollerblades and a sales guy you know without a polo shirt and a briefcase and he takes a sip and he said this is never gonNA work. Tastes like sock water is what he said. And I said I promise you. I said give me a chance. I said take two cases. Put in the store, and if it doesn't work, I'll buy it back from you and he did and pretty quickly it started working really well in his store and he was one of the early. Success Story. But how did people discover it mean if it's just on the shelves just randomly people saw Vita Coco. Interesting I was every single evening I was in stores, handing out samples, oh talking about all the health benefits and everything else and getting people to try it, and again remember I had this instant consumer in people from the Caribbean people get South East, Asia people from Latin America and in some cases they would taste it and they would buy a case. No they weren't buying of anything else first time they're trying it in a store, right? So I had some early success and after I would do my demoing my sampling, I'd go home and do the bookkeeping and that was kind of what the day looked like and meanwhile you end and Zico are totally at each other's throats like you guys would sabotage each other's uber and left you. Know like there were stories about Vita. Coco guys taking the price tags off Zico products in stores and Seco calling up stores and saying well, we'll we'll sell you fifty cases and give you twenty five cases for free and they would inundate stores with Zico in order to prevent Vita Coco from being on the shelves is all that true that is true and it goes even deeper and More, what else I mean? They would they would literally just a piss off. Their sampling truck outside of our office, every other day and sample people. So everybody around our office would be walking around Joe. I mean, it was a constant battle and did you were you obsessed with this guy mark obsessed obsessed and did you ever meet him at this point? Had you met Him we? We came across each other here and there at a trade show. Was it like like member Seinfeld with he'd be like Hello Newman. Exactly that it was a hello Michael Yep hi mark and that was it. That's it. We became brutal enemies for years because he was used.
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"Down what each of our responsibilities we're going to be. He was going to kind of find the supply, do all these type of things and I was going to figure out distribution and right line customers to buy it. So he was going to deal with a Brazilian side. You didn't Ha- you did not have to move to Brazil. No. It's two thousand and three I. Guess yes and we were off. By the way when you tried coconut water or you blown away by where you like Oh, my God this is amazing or did you Have a less excited. So I had tried it over the years right I. Bring to the Tropics a bid I tried coconut water but the first time I tried it in a package without you know my feet in the sand and the whole bit I wasn't I wasn't blown away but. When I started to see that it was outselling. GATORADE. In every sport shrink in the grocery store in Brazil I thought maybe there's a business here and again it wasn't about creating a big business. We never set out to create a big consumer goods business it was you know let's see if we can make a little bit of money never expected to go further than you know New York City. So you go to New York then Europe comes back and he says, Hey, I'm serious about this coconut water thing and you say I man I want to be involved. How much money did you put in? Remember I think it was actually I put in I think if I'm not mistaken. Five thousand dollars, and then later put in, you know I think the initial investment with seventy five grand and by the way did you guys like formally put down a partnership and set up an LLC and do all that stuff or was it less formal? Now. We pretty immediately formed a partnership we created analysis. Little bit of money in the bank remember when we opened up the bank account. So you were going to stay in New York he was going to go down to back to Sao Paulo, and by the way is he still he's he went to Brazil originally date this. Woman that he met in New York were they still together at that time? Yes. Yeah. Yeah. They were still together and they were engaged at the time wows I was pretty quick. Yeah, he got engaged. So he he marries this woman Brazil and he's going to purchase coconut water and send it to you in new. York And you're. GonNa figure out how to sell it. But let me try to break this down. First of all, you sell it the same way they were selling in Brazil like cardboard. Tetra Pak in New York. Yeah. which didn't really exist in any wreckage right? Besides milk cans or bottles. Yeah. Yeah. For single serve beverage there was no Tetra Pak there was nothing like that. Yeah. No. So you're gonNA this. That was the first thing because you were inspired by the Tetra. Pak's the second thing is what was the name? How how how did you come up with an import? We had all sorts of ideas. I can remember phone calls back and forth. And one day I remember I was sitting at my dining table phone rings I, pick it up like what's up? He's like fight a cocoa, a Mike that sounds like a ricky Martin. Song. And he's like, Nope, that's it and I'm like you know what it sounds good and that was it. So you'RE GONNA call Vita Coco you're going to basically import it to the US in the Tetra. Pak's I'm assuming you would go to one of these companies. It was already making a Brazilian version of it and you just have them kind of white label it. They would basically make it for you under your name, Vita Coco that's exactly right. How does he do that? How did he find that company willing to do that? So. If I recall, he originally went through Tetra Pak where were they based? Where at the time? Where are they? So they're a Swedish Swedish company Swedish family. They've been packing milk think Parma lot things like that. And juices all over the tropical world for very long time. So he got in touch with the company and said. Hey. I'm looking to sell to get coconut water and Tetra packs to us who makes it and they recommended a company in Brazil. They recommended a company who had just was just getting started and that turned out to be a disaster. They were getting up and running. They didn't know what they were doing. coconut were very complicated raw material to work with and. And they didn't survive as a company and then we quickly shifted to the company in Brazil who was making the most common brandon Brazil. But we started with this other one and the other one was also in Brazil. Yes. Do you remember what your first order was for like? How much coconut water we going to buy? So I think we had in the bank seventy, seventy, five, thousand dollars. and. We spent pretty much all of it on the first production. So it was two containers of product if I'm not mistaken shipping containers. Yes. Shipping container like the back of a truck like a big rig eighteen wheeler. Yeah. It's like this huge metal daters. You'll see a poor to two of those seventy, five thousand dollars worth of. Coconut water was going to go on a ship in Brazil in, go up the Atlantic Ocean to New Jersey and get get fair. That's right that was the plan. Any part of you nervous about spending seventy, five thousand dollars on two shipping containers of coconut water. But I had already. Started talking to some retailers and people seemed interested I didn't think too much about it and. I met a guy on the street right near my house I was going to get my morning Cappuccino. I see this guy pulling naked juice out of the back of a truck. You know I knew nothing about distribution beverages get to stores and I went up to him and I said, are you a distributor or do you work for naked juice or what's the deal? Yeah, and he's like kid I don't time. I'm super busy and I said that sorry I've got this coconut water project I'm working on no kid not interested. So I went in the store Cappuccino got my croissant and the guy taps me on the shoulder and said, sorry if I was a little rude, I like coconuts tell me what you doing. I told him. He told me he was a distributor for naked juice and other orange juice product time. So, WANNA learn more about it. We met a couple times and then he became my first distributor but this even before the coconut water arrived in the US yet hadn't arrived I didn't even have sample. Got Him. All right. So you this is now two thousand and four. I believe you've got the name of business and you've got seventy five thousand dollars worth of coconut water on its way to New York. Market Research did you have you know.
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"New, York and hanging out with friends and I guess round two, thousand, three you and a friend is IRA IRA Laurent Yep. He goes era case it's rarely because he was a friend of yours from high school. So era was from New York or from Israel originally, but grew up in New York City and then went to study abroad in Florence. And I had just come back from Florence and a bartender who I become friendly with in Florence became friendly with era and air was going back to New York to visit his family for something in the bartender gave era coffee wine few other things to bring instead find my friend. He's in new. York bring this to them as a gift. and. era looked me up. I remember exactly where we met up we met up at that same cafe that I was talking about is on Thompson Street, and how. We hung out and we just hit it off. We became friends and we hung out all the time. And what did you have in common? We're both very similar in that were social. We like to have a good time. We're you know very driven in a way and we're always looking for business opportunities. I. Remember he wanted to start a power-washing company and I helped him I bought a power. Washer and loaned it to him and. Created a little business there a helped him with something else he was working on and so we were kind of always doing some sort of. Business in a weird way even though we didn't have a real formal business at the time, and so we were just We just hung out quite a bit array. So the so the two of you guys are hanging out and this is important because I from what I understand. This is there's a a pretty significant event that happens you didn't notice the time you guys are I guess at a bar and you meet two women from Brazil is what's the story? Yeah. So we were at this party and we were there for a long time. It was like a February or something it was cold. It was late at night and I remember era saw these two girls leaving and them to come back into the bar take their coats often have drink they were from Brazil and we sat at the bar we chatted and we talked for quite a while. So these these two young women from Brazil are just you know chatting but there's no. because. Obviously, this is going to eventually lead to coconut water but. There's no conversations about coconut water at this point, right so coconut water actually did come up at the bar in a weird way. We were talking about food. We were talking about some Paulo. You're talking about restaurants and somehow it came up coconut water coco we actually remember I. We remembered afterward having a conversation about it, but it wasn't like you know at that moment at the bar. Anything specific besides one of those things that are great about Brazil. Yeah. You could go to the beach and you not stop Hallo but in Rio and there'd be people like we coconuts and they crack open and get some coconut water. And the the some something that may have mentioned about what they miss about Brazil. Well, it's it is it is a cultural thing in Brazil more than just a beverage and in a lot of the tropical world, it's a cultural thing. It's coconut. Water is has all sorts of health properties and in every country in the world every tropical country in the world your grandmother tells you a different reason why you should be drinking coconut water. It's an incredibly popular beverage that has a cultural connection beyond just being. A juicer beverage. So. So what happened after you eat those women at at the bar that night So one of them era. He ended up seeing a couple of days later, and then we started hanging out together for the next week or two while she was in a short time that she was in. In New York and Falling in love with her and when she went back to Brazil shortly thereafter, he went back with her. And He plans to go to Brazil four weather like. Time he does know just few just goes down, follows her at the time he wanted to. Go Down, check it out he wanted to be with her. and. So he went he found his own place and. He didn't really have much going on down there. I went down to visit several months later, and he's like I'm going to stay and when you got there, what did you do? We hung out a couple of days in Sao Paulo hung out with her and her friends and her family. But while I was there I mean you know he was talking about staying and he was talking about you know different business opportunities. I remember he was looking at leather from the northeast making women's shoes which was Becoming a business for export and Brazil at time and he was talking about coconut water and in Brazil at the time coconut water was I think within Maybe a year or so prior to my visit, they'd started selling coconut water in a Tetra, Pak and shelf stable. So it was in grocery stores now wasn't only on the beach and it was becoming incredibly popular and people's refrigerators all over the country, not just on the Beach in Rio and he showed it to me he and he took me to a couple of grocery stores we talked about it he was in the early stages of developing. What was somewhat of a Business Plan What? Does. Go back for. When you get when you are hanging out with your there. Does he say to you. Hey, mike people drink coconut water here is on. Grocery stores, check this out. I, think we should. I think is an opportunity in the US. Did he was he already saying that when you got there? Yeah and it wasn't a we thing it was him. You know like and looking at different opportunities. This is one of them. This is one of them that this is one of them. I was more intrigued by the coconut water thing in any of the others why? It sounded much more fun and interesting I had no interest in being in A. Shoe export import business. And We started digging a little bit deeper while we were there. But then he said he's going to further develop the idea and so and so forth, and then he came back to New York Mataram short period after with a more developed idea of creating a brand and selling it in the US he didn't have the brand name or any of those things yet but he was what he was really focused on and I remember we were back in that same bar on Thompson and Housen and. I said Okay if you do this, I'll do it with you on some money on some time, and let's do it together and I remember we wrote.
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"To start really studying if you don't need to get through like it was just a special back, then it was different. It sounds like your relationship with your dad was almost like like you guys were roommates like France Yup to this day and we're business partners to right now. So for the past twenty, five years. So Yeah No, it's definitely more of a friendship and a partnership in A. Yeah absolutely. So you come back to to Florida into Orlando and you go back to your Dad's house and live with him there. and. What was your plan I didn't have one and it was around that time that my grandfather on my mother's side who I was also very close with passed away up in Connecticut. and. So I went to Connecticut and spend some time with my grandmother helping my grandmother who had alzheimers I was helping with you know all sorts of family matters and stuff at nineteen years old. And then I went back and forth to Orlando, which is I was actually in the process of starting a business at the time with my dad and my friend, this computer software company that we were developing to help run my dad's business. This is the your property management business. And who's your? WHO's your friend was a friend of a friend actually. AMENDMENT ORLANDO. Computer programmer and brought him in to help write this system for my dad's business and what was that? What was that like? What did it do? So. It does everything from marketing of the apartments from booking and scheduling to housekeeping management moving move out building I mean it's it's So it's a pretty large systems like salesforce, but specifically for exact robbery met and so you started this. Kind of business with your dad and your friend or you really actually formally started a business yes. So originally, it was just let's build this from my dad's business, and then we started showing it to. So my dad's friendly competitors and we had our sale we create a business and I was going back and forth to Orlando at the time but there wasn't much of a business there mostly development work that was being done and I should mention that the during some of this period of like you weren't even in the US right like you like you decide to spend some time in Italy. It's during that time period that I was in Italy and I remember back then being on payphones on the street in Italy having conversations about. Should we invest and go to this trade show to show the software? Is it ready? You know and? and. That's before there were cell phones or anything else. So why are you decide you want to go to Italy for your first of all why did you want to go to Italy what was it? What was because I didn't know what I wanted to do right I didn't even know if one day you know if I would come back and go to work doing that business at one point I almost opened a Bagel shop in Florence. I had no real plan whatsoever and just wanted to take some time and experience and. Took courses at the university in European politics which I just found very interesting. I traveled by myself I. Think it was during that time. I really found myself and I know everybody says this but. It really was so impactful. It was very impactful time in my life. So all right. So you you're in Italy and do some point. You decide. You know we're GONNA go back to Orlando and just focus on that business. No I actually went from Italy to New York. Moved in with my sister in New York City, and then eventually found my own place. And I was doing a few things I was doing some promoting. I actually invested in and helped open an event space. In. Manhattan of money by the did you inherit money from your grandfather when he died? So my grandfather left me like forty thousand dollars and that money was what I was to use for college. So that's part of the reason I decided not to go to college anymore because I felt I wanna make this money last me a little bit longer. So you that money to kind of keep you going. That's right. But I'm wondering when you got to New York because this is twenty one, so this must have been. The late ninety S I mean you wouldn't be able to get a job a lot of jobs without a college degree at that point. Yet I never would have liked wallowed for that shop. I never even thought that I would ever have a job just never crossed my mind. You thought I'm GonNa Start something. Yeah. But was never really overly focused on looking for that thing either right. I was just kind of doing and the software business was starting to. You know we've got a couple of clients there was no money to be. made yet everything was going back into the business and then when the software was a little bit more stable and ready to actually sell that's when I decided that I remember exactly where I was at had bought an apartment I took the remaining money that I had I had like twenty thousand dollars and I. I used it as a down payment on a one bedroom apartment in Greenwich. Village. And I remember being in that apartment and talking on the phone with my dad and I having this conversation about you know, let's start seeing if we could sell this thing and that's when I went to work and took a small salary and started we started building business together, and then there was the break was a trade show the trade show that was formed. Corporate. Housing Industry and it was at that trade show where we start getting really. So so you're doing that business and and it ended it start to grow pretty quickly. It was a slow burn I mean you know it was it was a grind for many years. It wasn't until two, thousand, five, two, thousand, six that we had a couple of big breaks. We brought in Marriott at the time as a customer and other large multinational who is in the space and started to actually make money before that it was really like paycheck to paycheck you know trying to pay the bills type of thing. So. All right. So you were doing as early two thousands you're living in New York and you got your lucky an apartment in the nineties in in Greenwich Village. Because back then Yup, you'd put twenty thousand dollars down and get an apartment. So that you couldn't get parking space for twenty thousand dollars not even close and it sounds like you were doing fine. You know you had this steady income and you're traveling and you're. Selling this software and that was it yeah. I would say for. Anybody my age at the time when most of my friends were graduating from college or starting their first year of work. Yeah. I. Had a business that was up and running that. was you know it wasn't printing money but successful and it was really balancing. Work and life which I've always done. I've always taken very seriously. What does that mean? You were doing what? So when I wasn't on the road and I wasn't traveling and I wasn't on one specific phone call working from home. I was down at the local cafe down the street where I used to go every day having a very long lunch and talking all my friends that were also there and I would probably sit in Washington Square if it was nice and Sunny and redeploy can start to people and meeting people and creating friendships and conversations, and how would you do that I'm curious how would you just need to strike up conversations with people? He I guess or people would strike up conversations with its New York City. I was always on my rollerblades and I was always outside you know it's funny. I think of myself almost as somewhat shy. My life has been the opposite and I. Think. It's it's strange. So you're she you're living in.
"vita" Discussed on How I Built This
"Remember that kid in high school who was weirdly interested in business who had almost no interest in going to college or starting a traditional career, but was determined to start something on their own. You might have snickered about them or even ruled your eyes or maybe that kid was you. Well, that kid was also Michael. Kurban. Michael had the benefit of watching his dad pursue a bunch of different business ideas including ideas that failed but the specter failure never worried him. He knew from a very early age that it's part of the game that you gotta take big swings, which means you will also strike out a lot. And the biggest swing Michael would take would be for Vita. Coco you've probably seen their familiar Tetra Pak boxes of coconut water in pretty much every convenience store. In the early two thousands when Michael was trying to launch the brand New York City, he was pretty confident that coconut water would take off at the time most people who bought coconut water were immigrants from places like Vietnam India, the Caribbean and Latin America. But Michael had a hunch that coconut water could compete with sports drinks like gatorade. Now. At the exact same moment someone else had these same exact hunch. It would become a product known as Zico and so what happened and what you will hear is a story about a war, the coconut water wars of the early two thousands a war was sabotaged subterfuge dirty tricks, and eventually a pretty decent outcome for both parties. Today by COCO is the biggest brand of coconut water in the US. It has about forty percent market share but it would take a lot of time and a lot of obstacles to get there. Michel grew up in Connecticut and when he was nine his parents split up it was amicable. But while Michael, sister chose to live with their mom Michael Decide to stay with their dad. My Mom Got Custody I. Think my dad gave my mom custody and my dad was actually packing his things and preparing to leave the house and I packed my snoopy suitcase. Put It with all my dad's stuff and I remember my mom coming home and saying what's this and I said I'm moving in with dad she said. Okay Wow that's amazing. My mom ended up a few years later ended up moving into New York City so I'd spend weekends and city you know, and I still see her quite a bit but. Super Close with my dad. What did your parents do? When you were a kid. As a kid my dad was entrepreneur. My Dad always had businesses before him. My grandfather always had different businesses my grandfather same thing. So. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs I don't think there's a single male in my family who's graduated from college on both sides and. My Dad when I was young had a roller skating rink. which was awesome. In. Those were the successful days and then he had other businesses that weren't so successful and we went through periods of doing well and other periods of not doing so well and were those. Birthday party I had roller skating birthday party and four remember birthday parties and Church groups and youth group of and stuff like that. Happened there. Everybody I went to school with as a kid had their birthday party at the roller skating ring. So so good. So I got to go to all the parties whether I was invited or not. Yeah, and then as rollerskating kind of out and was now we'll thing anymore he turned the place into a rap concert hall. So I grew up one of twelve thirteen years old hanging out with beastie boys ll cool J. Kid it was really really cool experience. So he really pivoted because thinking that what happened roller skating it was great. It was like one day was there and then it was gone. Yeah it was a real fat. People stopped going and he pivoted very quickly and you know that works for a little bit of time and then just didn't work anymore. So in terms of school, how how was it for you? Was it hard was it easy where you good student? Not a good student school was really tough. I had several learning disabilities from attention deficit disorder to form of Dyslexia as I got into high school they. Me and by diagnosing me, they put me in what we used to refer to as Romper. Room. which was. Half the day in normal classes and half the day in basically special ed it was a room with me and other kids who. Many of which had more complicated issues than I had. I knew I was very late in reading and math was really hard for me and I had a clear goal and that goal was to get cs and. Get as close to passing as possible. And that was always the objective and I always knew that would be successful in whatever I did. But why did you know that? I don't know I just felt because even then right even though I was in these classrooms I was still. Successful in things that I wanted to do you know I was not the best athlete but I worked hard and you know I was able to. Play ball and it wasn't the best. I definitely wasn't a good student but I was able to get by and I, just I just had this confidence from an early age where you were you did you go to a big high school? I went to actually really small high school in this small town and actually. So my junior year in high school, my dad started spending a lot of time in Florida because he was starting to build a business, they're doing kind of vacation rental property management stuff for tourists coming to Orlando, and then corporate housing and things like that, and I was alone quite a bit my junior year and I would I would have big parties charge admission turned it into a business. Every weekend is making significant money and you would have parties at Your Dad's house. With his permission I'm assuming, yeah, he knew. Super. Responsible Collecting keys and shirt nobody went anywhere if they were drinking nobody was driving. You know really really responsible but they were big parties and I was charging mission and it was a nice. Wow successful venture at the time. So you were and like remember what you're charging like five bucks or ten bucks to come in. It's five bucks in ten bucks freshman. Nice You and your dad. Eventually. To Orlando and then you went to college to the University of Alabama which. I don't know being a northern kid southern school was at like how had you? Did you enjoy it? I had a good time I. enjoyed it but towards the end of the second semester, I realized I was actually sitting in an economics class and I was listening to a professor and I remember not understanding what he was speaking about and I remember thinking that I'm not learning anything from him. I'm spending money to go here. I could very easily not be here and use that money or or make money right and so there was this moment I remember exactly where I was sitting when I said I'm done like schools not my thing in about a week later I was back in Orlando down that was it and did your dad ever say hey mike you know I think you ought to get a degree college degree or not at all never even wow what do you want to do? Do you WanNa do that you need a college degree? Do you want a college degree and it was it was more of a question to me and that was kind of the way I was raised with every outright like even in high school like what do you want to be when you get older? Academic than if you do you need.
Vita Coco: Michael Kirban
"Remember that kid in high school who was weirdly interested in business who had almost no interest in going to college or starting a traditional career, but was determined to start something on their own. You might have snickered about them or even ruled your eyes or maybe that kid was you. Well, that kid was also Michael. Kurban. Michael had the benefit of watching his dad pursue a bunch of different business ideas including ideas that failed but the specter failure never worried him. He knew from a very early age that it's part of the game that you gotta take big swings, which means you will also strike out a lot. And the biggest swing Michael would take would be for Vita. Coco you've probably seen their familiar Tetra Pak boxes of coconut water in pretty much every convenience store. In the early two thousands when Michael was trying to launch the brand New York City, he was pretty confident that coconut water would take off at the time most people who bought coconut water were immigrants from places like Vietnam India, the Caribbean and Latin America. But Michael had a hunch that coconut water could compete with sports drinks like gatorade. Now. At the exact same moment someone else had these same exact hunch. It would become a product known as Zico and so what happened and what you will hear is a story about a war, the coconut water wars of the early two thousands a war was sabotaged subterfuge dirty tricks, and eventually a pretty decent outcome for both parties. Today by COCO is the biggest brand of coconut water in the US. It has about forty percent market share but it would take a lot of time and a lot of obstacles to get there. Michel grew up in Connecticut and when he was nine his parents split up it was amicable. But while Michael, sister chose to live with their mom Michael Decide to stay with their dad. My Mom Got Custody I. Think my dad gave my mom custody and my dad was actually packing his things and preparing to leave the house and I packed my snoopy suitcase. Put It with all my dad's stuff and I remember my mom coming home and saying what's this and I said I'm moving in with dad she said. Okay Wow that's amazing. My mom ended up a few years later ended up moving into New York City so I'd spend weekends and city you know, and I still see her quite a bit but. Super Close with my dad. What did your parents do? When you were a kid. As a kid my dad was entrepreneur. My Dad always had businesses before him. My grandfather always had different businesses my grandfather same thing. So. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs I don't think there's a single male in my family who's graduated from college on both sides and. My Dad when I was young had a roller skating rink. which was awesome. In. Those were the successful days and then he had other businesses that weren't so successful and we went through periods of doing well and other periods of not doing so well and were those. Birthday party I had roller skating birthday party and four remember birthday parties and Church groups and youth group of and stuff like that. Happened there. Everybody I went to school with as a kid had their birthday party at the roller skating ring. So so good. So I got to go to all the parties whether I was invited or not. Yeah, and then as rollerskating kind of out and was now we'll thing anymore he turned the place into a rap concert hall. So I grew up one of twelve thirteen years old hanging out with beastie boys ll cool J. Kid it was really really cool experience. So he really pivoted because thinking that what happened roller skating it was great. It was like one day was there and then it was gone. Yeah it was a real fat. People stopped going and he pivoted very quickly and you know that works for a little bit of time and then just didn't work anymore. So in terms of school, how how was it for you? Was it hard was it easy where you good student? Not a good student school was really tough. I had several learning disabilities from attention deficit disorder to form of Dyslexia as I got into high school they. Me and by diagnosing me, they put me in what we used to refer to as Romper. Room. which was. Half the day in normal classes and half the day in basically special ed it was a room with me and other kids who. Many of which had more complicated issues than I had. I knew I was very late in reading and math was really hard for me and I had a clear goal and that goal was to get cs and. Get as close to passing as possible. And that was always the objective and I always knew that would be successful in whatever I did. But why did you know that? I don't know I just felt because even then right even though I was in these classrooms I was still. Successful in things that I wanted to do you know I was not the best athlete but I worked hard and you know I was able to. Play ball and it wasn't the best. I definitely wasn't a good student but I was able to get by and I, just I just had this confidence from an early
Interview With Gary Beeber
"Well. Hello everyone, and welcome to another podcast from frames magazine. My name is Scott Ulsan today I have the real honor and the real pleasure of talking with a member of the frames community Gary Bieber. Gary's work is most recently known to those of us on the frames. Website. For a shot called moonlight of a pool slide but his work goes well, well, well beyond all of that he's been featured his films have been featured in more than eighty five film festivals. His photographs are collected by fortune five hundred companies and shown in galleries all around the world He is a photographer of immense breadth and really really interesting depth to the content Gary. Welcome. How are you doing today? I'm doing great. Thank you. The now now is a great in intro you WanNa work for me. I'll make my next career just writing intros for people. How about that? I I WANNA start with the picture that most people have frames will know you buy and that is the picture moonlight. Now I gotTa Tell You I'm a midwestern kid I'm a suburban kid born in Kansas. City grew up in Chicago. That pool slide is as iconic for me as it is for anyone else when I I thought I was really struck. So tell tell me the story of that picture. How did IT COME TO BE? Well I This is part of a big series and every night possible a ido out on I photograph fly and the slide we we moved here. Three years ago, and the first thing I saw I had seen it because I didn't actually see the house but the first thing I saw was at full slide and that was the first thing I wanted to get rid of. And fellow while the stress strangely enough one night for the hell of it I took a picture of it. And I was just for the hell of I posted on facebook not nine what the response. Would be on the response was huge. It was the biggest response I had ever got up told that time and repeat where people responding to their own memories of pool slides or to the quality of the image or what was the response about well, the quality of the image was not fantastic because I talked with my cell phone I'm apt to do that too. But I think people responded I always think people respond to a picture because at south. Maybe. Brings. Back. Childhood memories or whatever. But. In any event I what I do as I out all the time if it's there for me as right there and it changes all the time I started do just love it and I started to See it as an art object like I started to see it as a sculpture and it changes in you know all times a year all times day and I I just I just really. I don't know. There's something about it i. think it symbolizes for me suburbia. And I. Was GonNA ask about the title why did you call it suburbia versus pool slide versus Vita versus anything else? Because to me just. At just symbolizes leaving suburbia on it doesn't. You. Know I don't know that they even really happy mate pool slides like that anymore. I don't know maybe they do but I just thought as something Why does it symbolize loud I? Mean that's just like AMERICOM. And that's what I liked about. I should tell people who are listening that. You can see this image on the frames website. You can also go to Gary's own website Gary Bieber dot. com. And see it as part of the suburbia series. It's a very simple slide. It's got a slight bend to the left as you come down but it's not one of these contemporary overly complicated deals. It's very flowing very graceful. Why? If I may on I. I didn't do a two. All am I use photoshop obviously. But I really didn't do all that much with that image with an image, I did use some lighting. and kind of a yellowish lighting on that. And it just. So happens like a couple of times a year on you get the you get the move in that position usually there's nothing the except cloud sometimes it's over that slot and got it at the right possession and I shot it I probably Shaw. Hundred pictures, white bath that night and I I really didn't have to do all that much to it, and then a Lotta Times all US duo town because I love that. but I just did pretty much a straight on color shot.
Alan Parker, Director of ‘Bugsy Malone,’ ‘Midnight Express,’ Dies at 76
"Alan Parker, whose movies include Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express in A Vita has died at the age of 76. Statement from the director families. Parker died today in London after a long illness. He was one of Britain's most successful directors, whose diverse body of work includes fame Mississippi burning in the commitments together his movies. 1 10 Academy Awards, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2002 after Bryan
UC San Francisco Study Suggests Masks Do Protect Wearer From Contracting Coronavirus
"Caven to mask Way up because is ISA it protects knockers those attorney around us from getting Let's Corona be clear virus, that this But now is he's health soon to care be published. sales. UCSF study This is not Suggests masks rendering are protecting health us care services Mohr than we thought. to patients OK, CBS yet reporter Holly text Kwan messages has this we story. obtained It's show not Vita you, It's sales me, people or visiting rather, it's multiple not just Bay you. Area It's nursing me. homes and There's doctor's a lot of offices unanswered during questions. the pandemic. But I think the debate has They been took numerous Oh, Selfies it looks like with mass health protect care workers, other people. We some truly bringing think gifts that must protect of pizza, you as an individual. chicken or UCSF donuts. infectious disease Under position, one picture. Dr Monica A rep Gandhi even argues wrote in a paper six to be published boxes in the of Journal these of made General their Internal way Medicine into a local that Mass nursing are home. protecting That the isn't where allowing As food well in as those from the around outside. us and the less virus A fellow were employee exposed texted to back. the less sick. Sneaky, We're going to get sneaky. one example Another in email the paper shows is a manager the cruise running ship a weekend at the beginning referral contest, when no saying one was asking. Whoever gets the most The rate of people Selfies who weren't with sick medical was personnel about 20%. could win And then everyone personnel, wears masks including on nursing a later home cruise staff, ship, emergency which was, um room staff, These are physicians continuing cruise or ship nurses. where there was an outbreak You know, my mom and dad and are 80% are in their of people seventies. didn't have symptoms. If it was my parents in one This of these suggested facilities, wearing a and mask I had isn't any just idea a selfless what this company act. was But the doing, next big question is Um, immunity. I would be outraged. Let's say the mass protects me from It's getting not terribly appropriate. sick. This So just former how Vita immune sales am I? I? rep, If If who did I I may may not symptomatic symptomatic want to be identified, this this comes comes told is is Contra Contra us Costa Costa her Supervisors Supervisors manager's wanted today today are are her expected expected to keep to to consider consider visiting imposing imposing centers hundreds hundreds with of of dollars dollars cancer in in patients. fines fines on on people people I'm who who don't don't a danger wear wear mass. mass. to them. Several Several Even North North if I have Bay counties the flu. already do. I'm a danger to Ali them. Guan KCBS And so the fact just that they ahead on continue
"vita" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Before we dive in I have a quick request were eager to know more about our audience so we created a short listener survey to help us learn more about you visit wonder media network DOT com slash survey to share your thoughts and be entered to win some wonder Media Network Swag that's wonder media network doctor kingdom shattered into smaller territories under disparate rule throughout Kemp Evita's childhood she silence the story of her possession and communication with a lesser known spirit is similar to many african-based Traditions Kemp Evita Clinton tat became the restorer ruler and Lord of the Congo and was acclaimed adored and esteemed as such by everyone after that experience she founded a Catholic sect known as Antonian Ism it was based on the idea that Saint Anthony Two hundred years she was lightly baptized as Beatrice not long after her birth Congo wants a powerful kingdom was falling apart due to Portuguese weekday were telling the stories of women from throughout history and around the world who you may not know about but definitely should each month is themed bility's Today we're talking about a spiritual leader who created the most popular movement of spiritual resistant in her region and era she lived in a once wealthy and this month is all about witches and saints throughout history women have been celebrated and condemned for wielding spiritual power this were highlighting women who made incredible contributions to and through religions as well as those who are charged and punished for alleged heresies or supernatural the tax and colonialism twenty years earlier the Congolese king was killed in a battle against the European colonizers and kingdom demolished by colonial forces me Beatrice of the Congo or Dona Beatrice Kemp Evita Kimba veto was Tisza confession and marriage Kemp Evita made the city of San Salvador her home base or she gave sermons and purportedly performed miracles aristocratic parents in sixteen eighty six in the Kingdom of Kongo what's now modern day Angola because the area had been entrenched in the Catholic tradition for very spiritual she was chosen for training as a priestess and healer said to be capable of convening with the supernatural then in seventeen o four Russian Tony Anisim remnants movement survived in rural corners of the country for over a decade join us any of Kimba vitas followers it as missionaries known as little anthony's to spread Antonian ideas across the kingdom she hoped these missionaries she made such an impact at the time that others diary entries from the Era Reference Her one such entry written by an Italian Friar said that Kim it was the true liberator of the People speaking through her her teachings like many of the areas sets combined African tradition with Catholic in Kimba Vita fell ill and claim to have been possessed by the spirit of Saint Anthony of Padua who called upon to restore Congo's former unity and glory com slash survey you can also find the Lincoln episode notes Colo- From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manteca in case you're just tuning in here's the deal. Every she was burned at the stake on July first seventeen o six despite attempts to able to help unite the fragmented Kingdom of Kongo under a single king she lost favor with King Pige or the fourth when she nominated someone else to the throne that Jesus had been born in San Salvador and Mary in the Congolese City of New Soon d she also rejected the Christian symbol of the Cross tomorrow night the story of another spiritual leader who left her mark on history special thanks to Lizzy Caplan my favorite sister and co-creator
"vita" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"That they used that access to pre cured through official channels at Microsoft to get their hands on hardware okay that's pretty funny yeah there's there's a wikipedia page about this group it has a bunch of info about some of the stuff they did but yes a number of them went to jail over it that may be had something to do with some of the do it for a good long time but I I feel like a lot of the people that I saw talking about hey I've accessed partner that where people that founded on Ebay or something like that it was like one off people that there's a seems like he was a pretty organized effort yeah I'd never heard of that group before oh sounds like they really went to some lengths to compromise that stuff and then some of them dedom- said themselves said real time on that list of companies that they may get inside to some degree in the UK you know when you're super in a two D Mario game starship Sarah.
"vita" Discussed on RobinLynne
"No what you say what you say what you say today the public can never we come to your brakes don't hate us ty star charlie is really you star me i finished kfc me the swim is from well we come in upset i don't have to wear them but fuck is enough now ladies one dang focused on because they number sufferers fabi cluster vita like i never see because every time i leave adrienne say what you saying is what you say we all day just make me she pointed to ugly chubby came running beat a top session tweets need it for steady without spitting i'm trying to listen in an capacity capacity she he's only he's he how soon we got all nine fucking rightly i have this 'cause i can't stay like crazy don't no talk is cheap schoolers things in life every maybe.
"vita" Discussed on The Simms And Lefkoe Podcast
"Exactly stroked a little bit me i like war just because i feel like i mean he was a one year starter so he has some ceiling because he was behind marshon lattimore rely apple i don't think we've seen his best volume and we're gyro sandra i worry about the knee with vita i think that that thing that is very good point is that yeah i mean if he has a whatever i'm i'm just gonna eat rice and what are you thinking here mr vita i have to stay the ninth pick in the second round to yeah that was my point we can get drawn pain in the second round but on the flip side to me we might be able to get it you know in isaiah oliver i don't know if he falls that for like m j steuer mike hughes how far is he going to the second best corner in the class i probably like late i so so we're we're i'm standing my grand because i think vita he's been labeled as two player and i don't agree with that i think he's at three down player and very very good one last point for each of you what is your last final votes i mean john gruden's going my mind my final vote is i think if i had to go here would go vita via think it makes sense like him and he will it immediately improve the run game i think the middle linebacker for the raiders trashed so might as well try to stop the run this way i will take it you're going to vote via up and go with it i think there's a better but it's cool to war just a mess of kind of about y'all get fired i'm going to be like hey i just think like like gunther to like i mean they need positions.
"vita" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"A claim and at vita wbz news at ten we deliver indepth investigations at matter to minnesotans exposing serious issues right here in our community the end working heart champion real change for people don't always have a voice if you think there's more to a story and your curious about what's really going on what five a witness news attack these he's of my dog dirt alert how dare we've got a ladder of d'oeuvres going on before we get to you elizabeth 3s near alight here at the acp 360 by mary ad and we have with us tiffany's zimmer's and she's a general manager here and they make a special drink here every day between six and six thirty that anyone can determine check out to tell us about a tiffany yes so at the aco town we have every night a ritual away light via inviting alam attacked us to come down to all bar and enjoy the appointments on board and which is a german up punch say it again it's a point sang and border wall and fly is another matter and again very good and so we are giving those out complementary is i did get a little bit of a german taste office due to my heritage and the points can vote it is actually out of a german novel mayo which was 1930 nineteen thirty three and then there was it ninety fortyfour movie made with a comedienne and so i don't know if he will know but the beginning um a scene off the movie as well for war old school friends get together and they talk about this little time and one of them was home school and so he decided to go back to a high school nba come a prankster and so that's where the of this arctic it's like it's his whose move it tastes like kneeled wind neil mug wine it's so delicious in this place is really a great hotel thank you right in the middle of downton i mean it's really kind of iman new hotel it's really have been happening in year yet and you have a dj in inherit at nights yes we do have a dj hour through super bowl every night and then we have it also a monthly coming to.
"vita" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"To two if you went down to either of these places whether it was bella vita or the new place coyote jacks you'd see a real mix of people they beat it yeah i i would see plenty of older couples you know just out for a weekend they like to go dancing i'd see a lot of young kids i'd see a lot of black i'd see a lot of white you'd see a lot of utc students who was a really mix crowd because again a lot of people like to go out on a weekend and dance to some good music there's not a lot of places in the city to do that in this was one of the few the problem with both establishments the problem with bela vita and the problem still exists today with coyote jackson look there's really no nice way of saying this without insulting some people so i'm just going to go ahead and say it as a guy who worked in the nightclubs for a long time there is a little bit of a ghetto element that hangs out in there and there's a bit of a white trash element that hangs out there now i know you know like me using those terms the black community will get upset that i'm using the term ghetto i'm sure there's plenty of lights out there who will be offended by the fact that i am using the term white trash there's really no other way to describe it and look whether or not it's appropriate for me to say it on these airwaves i can tell you right now that in the industry itself in the nightlife industry this is just these are common terms okay you'll meet people in the nightlife industry you say you know i just don't want to go to that place its ghetto i don't wanna go to that place because it's all white trash i don't want to be there now that's where you're going to get the fights that's where you're going to get the stabbings that's where you're going to get the shootings and i don't think it's a coincidence i know it's not a coincidence because i'm not naive i worked in the industry myself it's not a coincidence that this building in or near this building has been the site of four shootings since 2016 i believe on right about that four shootings since 2016 that's not a coincidence all right out last week we did a sweet deal of the week on one of my other favorite bars in chattanooga.
"vita" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto
"Well you know i thought that he was a potential landing spot for new york because he's wanted to fight their previously his from there and make a whole lot of sense to have a madison square garden we talked about this after he won his vita uc to fourteen bonaly comes out and he tells who was it rolling stone i believe he told rolling stone that he does not want to fight in new york he doesn't like the taxes was interesting california has very high taxes as well but so so i guess we're looking at him i would i would say him at the end of the year the new year's eve card in vegas if at all in two thousand seventeen which i can't believe i'm saying that but it has to be right i mean the you can't you can't come back after everything that he had been through two and a half years the only fault one time it was over in saint peru he comes back beat standing cormie a looks great and that's is only fight in 2017 he's got to fight at some point in 2017 and so if i'm looking at the schedule i would say december 30th unless he doesn't fight at all there's a solid ufc on fox 26 cardin that winnipeg on december sixteen plushest they're on their he'd love taxes in canada and i don't think you're gonna see judgments would okay another serious question i know we're going back to it we talked about conor mcgregor a lot but forget about the boxing fight assu assume winner lost whatever he comes back to the ufc how soon do you think we would seem back in the octagon well what he would he fight at the end of the year he and dana white have said that the plan is is for him to fight before the end of the year um do you think it happens.