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Downtown Dallas gets new West End park
"Is opened in downtown Dallas Austin Squares, a new public park, located in the West and historic district in downtown Dallas, formerly a parking lot. The site has been converted into the city's first park in this urban neighborhood. The park is WiFi enabled and has wireless charging stations allowing visitors to hook up to the Internet for either work or play. This is truly a one of a kind, live work Play Park. And it will be a haven for neighbors and a destination for others. Calvert Collins with the Dallas Park board says much of the park's infrastructural be regulated by sensors to save electricity. Cat bonds.
Cremation permit conditions temporarily suspended in Los Angeles County as COVID deaths soar
"We've had a pandemic going on. And there have been a candy has had limitations over the over the winner about you know if you have a fireplace. Of course, there's only like four of us still have a fireplace in Lake County. On brother heavy manufacturing things like that. There have been limits about emissions, and one of the industry's that Z. This is affected. The most has been The funeral industry and specifically the various crematoria around the South land and, you know, keeping in mind. His love, million people that we know about in L, a county largest county in the nation on obviously close to 50% of all of California's covert dead have been in L. A county and You know, a year ago, I was predicting that it would hit in my groundbreaking January 25th 2020 show. I was predicting that it would hit the homeless community so fast and so hard that there would be funeral pyres. You know, at the West end of L A X added in El Segundo, so the ash blew out to the Pacific. I was kind of right on Lee. It wasn't the homeless because l. A county and the governor hate old people. You know, we've we've had this strike, You know, 86% of the dead are 70 years of age or older. And the problem is, there is such a backlog of the recently deceased that many of them are the not so recently deceased and a Q. M. D for the South Coast lifted an emergency order for crematoriums. Um, to get back to work. This is this is what they said. On January 17th. Today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an emergency order to temporarily suspend certain permit conditions for cream crematories in Los Angeles County. To assist with the backlog caused by the covered 19 pandemic. South Coast. A committee permits for crematoriums contain limits on the number of human remains that may be cremated each month based on potential air quality impacts. The current rate of death is more than double that of pre dependent years, leading to hospitals, funeral homes and crematoriums. Exceeding capacity without the ability to process the backlog of
PUMA Sponsors Honor of Kings' KPL to Join Nike as Major Athletic Apparel Brands with Esports League Contracts
"Know. I have a weird fixation on the Athletic Apparel Brands and the work they do in Esports and I absolutely blame growing up in Beaverton, Oregon the home of Nike but while I'm only kind of biased to the swoosh, I'll admit that. I'm a fan of all the brands in Esports and especially Puma because they're led by Matt Shaw who happens to be one of my favorite people in all of these Sports on Sunday Puma announced a new major sponsorship Puma sponsoring ten cents king of league. If you haven't heard of the kpl the kpl is the top level of honor of Kings Esports, and I know you don't live in China on Earth Kings is called Arena of Valor in the West End is basically League of Legends mobile version including being published by 10 said now Riot games is actually in the process of creating wild Rift and official mobile version 4 league, but it likely won't take off in China because on Earth Kings is already huge and domination. Market, and it really really dominates that market as of March 2019 the game and brought in four point five billion dollars according to sensor Tower. I'll do something quick extrapolating math here. I found individual month's Revenue numbers from 20 20, which average I think this actually might be a conservative estimate another two hundred million dollars per month in revenue for honor of Kings. So if we take to walk 1 million as an average and multiply it by the 22-month separating March 2019 and January 2021, we get an additional four point four billion dollars in Revenue that would bring honor of Kings total halt to a point nine billion dollars since launch in 2015. That's a lot of money a lot of money this week the developer TV studios. Also announced another $154,000 would be invested in honor of Kings Esports with about six million of that going to prize pools for Puma. It's a huge win. The only other Esports League represented by Athletic Apparel birth. Like I said at the top is Nike and they have the League of Legends Pro league in China. And while the LPL is almost certainly the most important individual League contract and all of Esports honor of Kings K p.m. Is honestly not that far behind. It's just almost purely popular in China what Nike got with the LPL was also that International exposure that comes with worlds. Primarily Puma also offer deals with Cloud Nine and Gingy. I predicted the race for Esports assets from Nike Puma and Adidas would pick up and twenty Twenty-One and with Adidas already partnering with G2 and now Puma grabbing the kpl only in January. The race is definitely picking up steam already.
Storytellers: Lorraine Hansberry
"Today's storyteller was a playwright and activist. Who stories centered. African american working class families despite tragically short career. She became the first black woman to have a play produced on broadway half a century later her work remains one of the most celebrated snapshots of black struggles and black joy. Here's the story of lorraine hands berry lorraine hands berry was born on may nineteenth nineteen thirty on the south side of chicago. Her father carl. Augustus was a prominent figure. Within the city's black community having founded one of the first african american banks growing up lorraine and her three older siblings played host to a number of famous people including langston hughes. Wabc boys duke ellington and olympic gold. Medalist jesse owens. Despite their middle class status and cultural connections the hands berries were still subject to chicago's deeply ingrained. Housing segregation agreements known as restrictive covenants were widespread throughout the city. White property owners could collectively agree not to sell to african americans. This practice created a ghetto known as the black belt which ran through the south side when lorraine was eight years old. Her father secretly bought a home. In one of the so-called restricted heads in nineteen thirty seven when the family moved in a white mob attacked a brick was thrown through the window narrowly missing lorraine the local homeowners association filed an injunction for the hands berries to vacate lorraine her siblings were chased spat and beaten during their walks to and from school the supreme court of illinois doubled down on the legality of the restrictive covenant. And the hands. Berries were forced out of their home eventually the. Us supreme court overruled this ruling on a technicality. Thirty blocks subsequently opened up to black families across the south side while this ruling and the hands fight did not outlaw restrictive covenants. It did signal. The beginning of the end for the practice lorraine attended. Chicago's englewood high school where she became interested in theatre. She initially attended the university of wisconsin. Where she cut her teeth with the communist party but left after two years in one thousand nine hundred fifty lorraine moved to new york to be a writer by nineteen fifty one lorraine had found a home in harlem and began socializing with many of the great thinkers who had once visited her family back in chicago. She started writing for paul robeson freedom a progressive newspaper at a protest against racial discrimination at new york university lorraine met robert number off a jewish writer. They married at her family home in chicago. In nineteen fifty three in nineteen. Six robert co wrote the hit song. Cindy oh cindy it's prophets allowed lorraine to stop working to focus on writing. She began developing a play that she initially called. The crystal stair langston hughes poem mother to son she would later changed the name to a raisin in the sun. This too was from a langston hughes poem called harlem. What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or faster like a sore and then run a raisin in the sun centers on a black working class family in chicago south side as they try to improve their financial situation. The patriarch of the family has died and a ten thousand dollar insurance payout is imminent they the money to buy a house in the cheaper all white neighborhood nearby to they use it to invest in a liquor store and education lorraine based many of the characters on the families who rented from her father and with whom she attended high school the cast safer one character was entirely black lorraine was in her twenties and the play itself dealt with racism life in chicago's black belt and the pain of assimilation into white culture topics that were considered risky for the predominantly white theater. Going crowd it took over a year to raise enough money to put the play up. When it debuted in nineteen fifty-nine a raisin in the sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on broadway and the first to be led by an african american director lorraine was twenty nine years old. The play was an almost instant. Hit the new york drama critics circle named it. The best play of the year just five months after its broadway debut arisen in the son of in london's west end in nineteen sixty one. A film starring much of the original cast was released and several of the actors received golden globe. Nominations perhaps the most important element of the play success was that entailing box stories. Lorraine also make theater accessible and previously unimaginable ways as the writer. James baldwin noted. I had never in my life seen so many black people in the theater and the reason was that never before in the entire history of the american theatre had so much of the truth of black people's lives and seen on the stage. Black people had ignored the theatre because the theatre had always ignored them lorraine would go on to finish in stage. Just one other. Play the sign in sidney bruce. Deans window about a jewish intellectual the play which explored themes of homosexuality and the bohemian lifestyle. Debuted to mixed reviews in nineteen sixty four. It ran for just over one hundred performances closing on january twelfth. Nineteen sixty five. That's same day. Lorraine hanbury died of pancreatic cancer. She was thirty four years old. After lorraine's death. Her ex husband robert had several of her plays produced posthumously to be young gifted and black became an autobiographical work. Drawing on lorraine's letters interviews and journal entries the title came from a nineteen sixty four speech of lorraine's when she spoke to the winners of a united negro fund writing competition. She said speech though. It be thrilling marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times it is doubly so w dynamic to be young gifted and black
The Container Concept with Cas and Dawn
"I'm here with my friends. I can actually say that now. 'cause i know you guys like in real life my friends don and cast and i've already given my little spiel at the beginning before we're getting started but i just have to say that we had so much fun when we worked on this project. Take your house back which everybody can go find it. Take your house back dot com. It was just a lot of fun. Although i was just informed by both douyin casts that they had a lot of fun when i wasn't there so i'm choosing to not be hurt and offended by that as well. We did but more fun with you bear. Oh we would have liked to be there. I heard that you cried member. Didn't y'all say that all right there. I talk non stop and somehow i talked my way into my childhood issues and then i started sobbing port. Daud she's just like. I am not a therapist. Could you be quiet. Now i could. That's just me. And then that's on film because i want to hear the whole okay. We won't make you do it today but okay. So why don't you guys go ahead and introduce yourself and just kind of tell us what you do online and then we'll get into your own personal slob story don when she while. I'm dawn from the minimum. If we haven't met before. I married to tom. We have four kids ages. Six through eleven. Now and iphone minimalism about six years ago. Because i you know. I just felt like there had to be a way to stay on top of your house and still like pursue some kind of outside either happier working right. I'm when they're just has to be away. And so i was just trying. I was just trying everything. And finally i listened to a podcast by joshua becker who is a well known west end. He's just like did you know you don't have to have all of this stuff like that. Was my lightbulb moment. And he went on to give permission to get rid of it. And i pretty easy sal. Like i'm not gonna lie about that. And so i'm always like well. You don't have anything to lose so Next year we got rid of about eighty percent of our stuff. I did not invite tom into the process until i was about. Seventy percent of an is focused on my own stuff in the kids staff But i couldn't believe how it transformed our house and it truly made it a place where i could keep it picked up and stay on top of it still feel like i was doing a good job as a mom and get to start a blog and do some of that stuff that i was interested in and so now out on youtube inci luxury and videos to With just tips and tricks to help you. Simplify your house quickly. Got to read. Dina's book this past summer With another group of women and as we dissolve to cutting at the speed of light. We're to salt lake. This woman gets it and we had so many of the same ideas. I have some different terms for them. But i felt like we could be best friends and just felt like i finally got someone else who the normal systems didn't work for me in. Identify ordina dana. Either so i thought we could be friends and that's how we ended up. Actually we ended up meeting. We're at a conference a year ago. Yup you're ish ago. Something like that. A fault fall of nine. And we're in a took a random picture. And i put it on instagram and people were like oh my goodness. It's the two of you altogether and we were like who. Who are you talking about. I don't even who. Yeah you are with dana for us outcomes clean like and i had to look up and see which one you that was me too. I was like what are you talking about like like i should know this anyway. That's how we ended up. Connecting was was my listeners. Your youtube watchers saying you two are my favorite people and the other person that i hear about all the time from my listeners. And my readers casts. Hi thanks for having me. I'm cast from clutter bug on the mom of three kids. My oldest is fourteen which makes me feel so old and then my middle is twelve and my little guy is eight and my story sounds so much like both of your stories. I was always a messy person. I mean i was that kid who had rotten food my desk at school. I was the kid who's locker was filled with crumpled papers and a complete disaster. You couldn't walk in my room. I just always thought that. I was born messy and when my first daughter was born knows like i want to be a stay at home mom so bad so badly and my husband's like al what we have to still have two income swabs like i'm gonna run a daycare. I had nine children in this home daycare. And i'm a slob and their toys everywhere and it looked like toys r. Us at vomited. And i felt like all i did all day was clean and it was never clean and so i just fell. There must be something. Fundamentally wrong with me is doesn't take brains. This doesn't take like how come i can't do. This and i felt it was depressing. Let's just the way it was. And i was watching at. Tlc and peter. Walsh came on the tv. He had a show called cleaned sweep and he was talking about different organizing techniques and taking out of the house and letting go of like fifty percent of your stuff and i was like. I'm i'm going to give this a try again. And what i found was my brain doesn't organiz the way. It looks like on tv and other people organize
Virus shuts many UK theaters but online the show goes on
"Not having an audience in front of you is the reality factors in London's west end this holiday season the famous old Vic is among theaters trying to keep the flame alive with owners and producers warn that nine months of coronavirus clubs have left with this performance also on the brink and the decision to shut features in the capital may push them over he has become the norm spectators behind here to walls in houses and apartments staring at screens in this pandemic year the old Vic's seasonal production of the Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol is being live streamed nightly until December twenty full with ticket holders around the world shooting in zoom Charles de Ledesma London
"west end" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In the performing art theaters are closed. Concert halls are closed, and for a very specific set of artists. Even the streets are kind of closed buskers. A street performers were called over in London. Have seen tourist numbers plummet during this pandemic, and the whole country just entered its second locked down. But the buskers are peeved for another reason. The local government in London's west End is planning TTO limits Street entertainment because it says Buskers are noisy. And sometimes dangerous from London marketplaces, Stephen Beard reports. In a piazza in Covent Garden, trendy shopping precinct in London's West End Bhaskar Pete Kowalski, Limber is up for his act, Heat used to work for a circus. Now he earns his living on the street, juggling knives and performing other similar routines. This's my better nails. The bottom section is about 906 Inch nails. I lie down on the bottom set and in place, the second set spikes down upon my bare chest. He could soon face an unexpected occupational hazard. His bed of nails his knives is bull whip and fire eating equipment could be deemed illegal under the proposed new regulations made personally that be the end of the line. As they want Teo removed like banned so called dangerous props. That's almost my entire show. It's not just the knife, jugglers and fire eaters like Pete, who'd be hit by the new rules. Even conventional musicians like focusing a David Fisher could be affected by other provisions in the council plan, he says. It sounds the death knell for the London Baska. So this.
Boston - ‘This Is Not The Year To Come To Salem’: City Puts More Restrictions On Crowds
"Holiday news, the city of Salem is urging visitors to say away this month as officials cancel parades, bands, fireworks and the like for Halloween this year, Mayor Kim Driscoll says So far it hasn't stopped people from coming to the BC. Suzanne Saz Ville tells us They're ramping up the efforts now even more normally, with Halloween on a Saturday, Salem can get up to 50,000 people in a day and canceling Halloween is a big financial hit. Obviously, public health comes first when it comes to Covitz Salem is in the yellow Zone with a one 2% positivity rate, and Mayor Driscoll wants to keep it That way. We are planning some additional restrictions that you'll see put in place this weekend. They include limiting access to the Essex Street pedestrian mall. We will eliminate one entrance point on the West end near the Peabody Essex Museum will be installing barricades and, she says, finds and cease and desist orders are not off the table. We still can't allow the sorts of crowds that are gathering here to continue in Salem, Suzanne Saws Ville W. B Z Boston's news radio.
The Anni Hindocha Case
"In the light to thousands, life was going well twenty-seven-year-old. Any Indoor INDATA. The engineering graduate had a good job in Stockholm at the headquarters of Multinational Telecommunications Company Ericsson and had recently purchased Tirana potman with some help from her parents. and He's close Knit Hindu family were of Indian heritage and had immigrated to the southern Swedish town of Mariestad before she was born. Although any had moved away. She returned to her family home muffin maintaining a close relationship with her father mother older sister and younger brother. In two, thousand nine and his aunt who was the families expert match Banca introduced her to a young man named Shrayan Johnny. Twenty nine year old sheldon was two years older than any, and it was from the English city of bursts though. Like any, Hey, had Hindu parents and was one of three children with an older brother and a younger sister. Shrayan, had an economics degree from Manchester University and worked for his family successful business running nursing himes throughout England's Westcountry. Although any industry and lived in different countries, they soon struck up a long distance friendship. During a visit to London any went on her first date with when They attended a West end performance of lying king before having dinner at upmarket. Fusion restaurant. Couple had a wonderful time with trae in particularly locking the way. Any made him laugh. Despite the long distance, their relationship blossomed In February two, thousand ten, and he decided to relocate to the United Kingdom a move that would help develop a connection with train. Have Bothe- Vinod and mother Milan gave her their blessing. And he quit her job at Ericsson and on March one she moved in with her cousin in Luton. Town about fifty kilometers north west of London. Shortly after the move any cold her parents to announce that things were going well with her and train and that she had been welcomed by his family. Several. Weeks Light Up v Gnawed into nealon traveled to the UK to make trains parents. That was a whirlwind visit that included often tae a tour of Bristol and Dana at an Indian restaurant. By the end of the evening, everyone agreed that the meeting had gone well. On June Tan Sri until Gani to Paris on a private jet. After giving any a design address and Christian Dior. Shoes Shrayan took her out for dinner at the Ritz Hotel. Instead of desert any was presented with a diamond engagement. Ring Worth Twenty Five. Thousand Pounds. The couple begin planning their wedding. Day initially wanted to get married into by, but after an impromptu visit to India they fell in love with Mumbai and decided to have the wedding there instead. Anne in Sri in planned to have old traditional Hindu ceremonies. But because they wouldn't be legally binding, they would make the marriage official at a UK registry office after their honeymoon. On Thursday October Twenty Eight, two, thousand, ten, the wedding festivities began at Mambas Rene Songs Hotel. Lavish celebrations lasted for three days costing the Hinduja and Diani families around two hundred, thousand pounds altogether. The wedding concluded on Saturday October thirty with a reception held by the Wani's. Photos captured the newlyweds beaming with any dressed in a blue and green. Sorry and in wearing a silver outfit with a scarf that complimented he's broads. After the reception, the couple farewelled their loved ones with Anne, and her family weeping as they said day. Goodbyes. Train had intended for their honeymoon destination to bay a surprise. But before he could tell any that would going, he's not gonNA. Let it slip that he had booked a trip to South Africa.
"And He's close Knit Hindu family were of Indian heritage and had immigrated to the southern Swedish town of Mariestad before she was born. Although any had moved away. She returned to her family home muffin maintaining a close relationship with her father mother older sister and younger brother. In two, thousand nine and his aunt who was the families expert match Banca introduced her to a young man named Shrayan Johnny. Twenty nine year old sheldon was two years older than any, and it was from the English city of bursts though. Like any, Hey, had Hindu parents and was one of three children with an older brother and a younger sister. Shrayan, had an economics degree from Manchester University and worked for his family successful business running nursing himes throughout England's Westcountry. Although any industry and lived in different countries, they soon struck up a long distance friendship. During a visit to London any went on her first date with when They attended a West end performance of lying king before having dinner at upmarket. Fusion restaurant. Couple had a wonderful time with trae in particularly locking the way. Any made him laugh. Despite the long distance, their relationship blossomed In February two, thousand ten, and he decided to relocate to the United Kingdom a move that would help develop a connection with train. Have Bothe- Vinod and mother Milan gave her their blessing. And he quit her job at Ericsson and on March one she moved in with her cousin in Luton. Town about fifty kilometers north west of London. Shortly after the move any cold her parents to announce that things were going well with her and train and that she had been welcomed by his family. Several. Weeks Light Up v Gnawed into nealon traveled to the UK to make trains parents. That was a whirlwind visit that included often tae a tour of Bristol and Dana at an Indian restaurant. By the end of the evening, everyone agreed that the meeting had gone well. On June Tan Sri until Gani to Paris on a private jet. After giving any a design address and Christian Dior. Shoes Shrayan took her out for dinner at the Ritz Hotel. Instead of desert any was presented with a diamond engagement. Ring Worth Twenty Five. Thousand Pounds. The couple begin planning their wedding. Day initially wanted to get married into by, but after an impromptu visit to India they fell in love with Mumbai and decided to have the wedding there instead. Anne in Sri in planned to have old traditional Hindu ceremonies. But because they wouldn't be legally binding, they would make the marriage official at a UK registry office after their honeymoon. On Thursday October Twenty Eight, two, thousand, ten, the wedding festivities began at Mambas Rene Songs Hotel. Lavish celebrations lasted for three days costing the Hinduja and Diani families around two hundred, thousand pounds altogether. The wedding concluded on Saturday October thirty with a reception held by the Wani's. Photos captured the newlyweds beaming with any dressed in a blue and green. Sorry and in wearing a silver outfit with a scarf that complimented he's broads. After the reception, the couple farewelled their loved ones with Anne, and her family weeping as they said day. Goodbyes.
"west end" Discussed on The Leader
"This. Was Christmas in the West End last year the streets crammed with shoppers above them. The famous lights of Oxford Street. This year will obviously be different. In fact, he even the date could change switching on the lights early as one of the proposals being considered by businesses in an area that Karuna virus has hit hard J. Turtles the CEO of the new West End? Company would represent six hundred pounds there and he's with me now, Jason? Just how bad is it there? It's really precarious right now. So we've obviously open for a couple. Of months we had some showers returning to the west end but actually with suit two-thirds down and the rue challenges, the tourists won't be back into twenty twenty one and we have a lot of office work ninety five or ten percent back, which is a key part of the West End. So really tough time for retailers unprecedented actually, and probably this year losing probably around five billion pounds, and that could be a lot of jobs listed keep the support guidance some time for the retailers in the West End. So to get through this. Going to have to be very creative on the stem, one of those things is perhaps bringing forward. The Christmas lights switch on. When would that be and why would that work? I think with social distance in place and probably they started Christmases will be we need to spread out the Domon upstate peak Christmas. We have a lot of shoppers in the western, even the tourism. Yeah. So one idea has spread out Christian spending encourage shop. For Number Times, they'll do it in one guy got different slums. An Acoustic Christmas lights are massive jolt the West Nhtsa. Bringing Forward Absa half term, you don't say it could be one of the earliest Christmas is at. The West Christmas lights. I think token to London is a roof designed to get out see the west end again course Christmas and the lights in the window his will be a poem she had to get some sense. No what state what's really traumatic for many April, and of course, Christmas and south with summer. Being. A A wash washout despite the heat wave economically has been a bit of a washout for the West End Christmas must be extremely important to businesses. Hundred percent I, mean normal years Yay some half of that trade last ten weeks at such a key part of the west end economy. I think say we heard with schools during back really good track and trace. In September October also will have some no malice banks London sort of working if you was getting into Pete descend, but that's Really. London is particularly come back for the west end a little fact I heard the other day one in ten this route oil in the West End. So it's not just the businesses that she londoners who employ the say jobs we saw coming back. I really support limited London had city Santa led to Boris Johnson which the Evening Standard has seen. He's got eight proposals in their including providing targeted support for jobs, extending support for freelancers and the self employed all to help the West End Will those ideas work? Is it the government's responsibility to to save the West End. I think. It's a combination of public and private sector. We gotta find. Ways to really help but I think we'll the mayor's pointed is just how precarious in the knife edge it currently is decisions for companies are going to be made in the next six weeks long before the budget November of what they can do with that stores. So they're going to do with that star. So I think a lot of what he is saying absolutely, support I the one big issue process business rights actually which London was hit really hard with rates. We age increase a couple of years ago. We get back to that with festival next year. Hundreds of businesses close. So the government really needs to the mayor's cooling for come out in the next month we're a from the first of April next year we've been talking about shops done tourism so so far but if you say London's West End in New York, city think of theaters. Yes and they're all closed and it doesn't look like the can reopen just now. Is there any life there at all? We represent the retailers, the actually the whole Wesson, cultivating the colleges, the the coach of the restaurants, and actually we benefit from all of that, and it's so desperate with phages con- open and I think the latest theories per be next year. But I think what we need to get to is actually the government default of such distinct comedy. We've got to have really good track and trace Exxon treatments vaccine and. We can't another twelve months distancing. So I know a lot of meeting thinking about this and a coup sympathy back because that's hotly appeal the Western maybe this christly decent stuff win the his bring some of that Canto intelligent life in the streets of the west end it very unusual year but the sooner the did the bachelor retailers and restaurants. That's what we need a pan to in inexpensively it. And that's Salita you can keep up with all the latest covid nineteen developments with the evening standard. Live blog, which you'll find that standard doco UK and we also have morning briefings available at seventy an through your smart speaker to staff for the news from the evening. Standard this podcast is back tomorrow four PM..
Back to business
"Pups, boss cafes restaurants have been allowed to open their doors here in England. But how difficult do the social distancing measures may get to have a profitable business, and what does the future of the hospitality sector look like well joining me in the studio? He's Adam Hollyman restaurant, consultant and phone. Gerow Code Hospitality Adam Welcome back to Midori, House Studio, one just Fyi you on the first studio cast. I'm having here for about four months. I hope you've been well. As I mentioned many places opened last week St. go to see many restaurants in many boss. Thanks for having me back Marcus and it's good to be back in Madari. House off decision on time. Yes, I, did pop around quite a few restaurants in central law. Saturday and Sunday about four restaurants to see what was going on in oversee support the industry that I work with and it was. It was Nice, because as I've mentioned to. If you people throughout this week, they were not too many alien to the restaurant, so yes, there were some tables spaced further apart than they normally would be in some restaurants, the waiters. Waiters were wearing mosques than in others. You had your temperature checked. And you also sanitize your hands, but otherwise it actually felt very normal pre cova times when you dined out and I think not such a great thing for the industry, and for the consumer that when you go and have dinner or lunch, and is meant to be a nice enjoy experience that it is because I think a lot of people were quite nervous as to how it would fail to a restaurant three months down. The line is the worst stove no. I mean obviously it's great that restaurants bars. Pubs have been able to open those familiar week now I think though the lockdown was probably in a way. Dare I say the easy bit for our industry. It's now the tough bit because you know. We've seen over the pulse week. That was an initial buzz especially in central London with some restaurants. You know they were busy, but sadly. Of, speaking to quite a few people this week is the businesses still very very slow and is going to be a real uphill battle for the rest of the year to get people into restaurants is the main issue getting people into restaurants all? The social distancing measures that you simply can't have very many people in these places. The social distancing measures they have impacted that, but I think the great thing from the government guidance that they issues. The hospital businesses was that it was just it was just guidance, and it's a very good thing that they've let restaurants choose how they should operate the environments and the dining rooms. That could have been far worse if they'd stipulated that you could only have X. number of. Of people per site with the tables had to be a certain distance in the fact is now one to plot as opposed to two meters, so yes, the social distancing it doesn't help because overseas had to take covers out, but for me I. Think the really big thing and a very good phrase. The other day Fogo fear of going out is that we've got to really try and. Persuade the nation that it is now safe to go out and have a drink. Have some lunch have some dinner? Because at the moment, a lot of people still don't want to go out twinned with the fact that you know especially in places like central London has no tourism will very very little tourism. A lot of the offices is still standing empty because people are working from home, so there's no events. There's no business lunches the being expensed so. So. The West End in the city is still very very quiet.
Boston's Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market reopening Wednesday
"Hall in Quincy Market are re opening their doors once again this morning, all of the pushcarts kiosks and other eateries. Opening back up in 11 a.m. There will also be some outdoor locations that will be open for outdoor dining. Other than that, you've got take out. There's also going to be some music as they reopen their doors at the West End of the market. You can hear violent Viv. She'll be performing. And also singer and guitarist Ryan Look, Pearl will be playing in the south market
"west end" Discussed on The Leader
"The. West End will take on. A European field is summa as a radical plan aims to rescue SOJO's pubs, cafes and restaurants ALFRESCO dining will replace 'cause on dozens of the district's streets out. Editorial Column says the bold move will revitalize the area and lift the city's spirits. The plan to give the West End a continental style makeover by relaxing licensing rules is an uplifting idea that should help to revive both spending and Londoners spirits over the summer evening. Closure of some roads should further enhance the atmosphere. It's vital to support the hospitality industry at such a critical time, and it's hoped these changes a template for longer term change that's particularly so in central London where vitality entertainment and enjoyment are a critical part of what makes this one of the world's greatest cities. So raise a glass and look forward to some hopefully sunny outdoor dining and drinking. After the curtains closed on London's west end three months ago, behind the scenes has been a huge push to save the district's famed cafes, pubs and restaurants ahead of an eventual opening night for theaters, leading the charge is John James. Managing Director of Soho Estates. WHO's delighted? Westminster city has heard their calls. He joins me now. John is ALFRESCO dining enough to help the west end recover. These two things are very good. That's come out of this is number one it is? It is Western wide. It's the it's the fact is Westminster wide and let's just idolize why we doing it. The only reason we do because if you can get most base outside, you've get more covers, and then you could become viable, and if you can't get outside and you. You can't get more covers. A man was twenty eight fifty seat. Restaurant cannot survive with twenty seats. He will not open and no longer just not open the it will be to begin to come back to business. This is something we're trying to do. For a very temporal periods of time while the sun shines eighth, the sun shines as well by the way. These if it's very wet, this is a little bit of a damp Squib, but the idea of being your outside to to come forward the current rules of social distancing to allow yourself to have a viable chance of survival when hospitality can return. Where do we go from here? What's what do you hype? The next steps will be financially. My task is to make sure that our tenants. My Task East to get them through to Christmas. We've got a June core which we know, we will not be paid I. mean nobody in any money. They're going to be very to pay rents, so we postpone our rent. We forego our end, or we discuss our rent which we've done with every tenant, and if I can make sure that the most vulnerable supported and we get them through to. December, then, they will have a chance of survival, and the the consequences of failure. Is that when businesses failed? They don't. They're not replacing instantly. You know this is the lag will will. She looked to board it up shops for eighteen months to two years because that's how long it will take before people refinance. Don't forget what that means is the people of gun? They live their life. Interest is gone with it the things they've striven full the family, the dependence, the staff, gung all of its own, and those are the unemployment figures that will be stereotype shortly, but if you could just try to save if you anyone would do me because I I, feel full the area as a whole because it strength was small, independent businesses, and the small independent businesses are in in fact is weakness now that's a fact. All pubs the Fed into cy highs sane on by there for hundreds of years. Do you think it something that they can get through their actual? Dina full of so's. So's I saw specialty. So all the pubs that you see down, so they will have to put tables outside that pubs, so you can sit at a table, so you won't be able to stand for, and that will continue until this. This thing is over, so you won't get that street. Scene of people stood outside a pub for a long time, but if you can get tables and chairs out into the street, then you as opposed, can trade, and you can do some business you. The pubs of the pope's probably the most vulnerable, because it is a public experiences, Khadamova standing in the street or standing experience, so they're going to be very caught vulnerable to this I think. Next the primarily. Said they weren't sanctioned punished by its full political activism, relating to that black lives matters campaign. How football's return will mark the black? Lives Matter Movement..
Eliza Ann Gardner born - May 28, 1831
"Podcast. The stain history class is production of iheartradio pay. I'm eaves and welcome to this day in history class. A podcast where we bring you a little slice of history every day. I hope you all are still faring. Well I am faring. Well I am still in my closet. Everything is going great and I am so happy to still be bringing you all episodes with that fit on with the show. Today is may twenty eighth at twenty twenty? The Day was may twenty eighth eighteen. Thirty one abolitionist and religious leader Elisa. An was born in new. York Gardner is remembered for founding the Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Garner's family likely became involved in the Ame Zion Church when they lived in New York but when Elisa was young the family moved to Boston where Elisa was raised anti slavery circles in Boston. Her father became a ship contractor. The family lived in the mainly Black West. End Neighborhood in their home was a stop on the underground railroad. A network of routes and locations that enslaved people used to escape to free state in Canada because of this to us acquainted with figures like sojourner truth. Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison. Once you left school. She supported herself through just making and joined church. Abolitionist circles Gardner became a Sunday school teacher and she became Sunday School Superintendent for Boston. She organized the First Zion Missionary Society in New England at her church the society which later became known as the Ladies Home and Foreign Missionary Society raised money to send missionaries to Africa as Black methodists debated women's role in the Church and Missionary Fundraising Gardner weighed in on the question. She said the following at the eighteen eighty four. Amu Zion general conference. I come from old Massachusetts where we have declared that all not only men but women too are created free and equal with certain inalienable rights which men are bound to respect. She went on to say that women would continue to support the church if it's male leaders supported and respected
'Fleabag' play to be streamed online for COVID-19 relief effort
"I would love to rally the guilty feminists troops. Who if they cross over into fleabag fans might find a few that Dogra something in this for them flip on the TV show was originally a play? It was a woman show. It lost seventeen minutes. And it's just me being fleabag on a stool that two thousand thirteen stepper knows about because she was responsible for me watching the first ten minutes. I'm always very clear. Say when I'm asked in the press about it that I am one hundred percent you've written it any way you might find something slightly different but that was bursting to come out and I'm sure it would have come out but I'm also obviously delighted and thrilled to that. Came out of that that moment. And you know that there's always magic and midwifery in the theater is always always. There is magic midwifery. I love that. The longest show is the national fate. Live recording of fleabag. The West end production of it is now up and can be watched on Soho Theatre. Domon website or Amazon prime for a minimum donation of four pounds and everything we make be split between various charities the national emergency trust and just together charities and acting for others and finally there will be fleabag support fund for people in our industry who basically are struggling and need grants to help them get through this time seventy percent goes to the national emergency trust. Nhs together charities in thirty percent goes towards community through this other charities which is very important to us goes back started in the first place so if you liked a fleabag the television show. It's wonderful to see the evolution and also you don't just play back you transform yourself into the other characters and it's so beautiful so if everybody who listen to the guilty feminist who could afford four pounds more downloaded that today that would provide so many pieces of protective clothing. Four and it just off it will save lives. And if you can't afford to that's Okay. It's possible you've lost your job. You're one of the very people who works in a sector that needs this kind of grant you can help by just amplifying give it a follow. Give it a re tweet. Tell a friend tell somebody you know who loved fleabag. Hey did you know that you could do this and I really appreciate you doing that? Because that's a a valuable piece of intellectual property and a beautiful production and the fact that you're now putting it out there and making accessible also through the crisis when people are at home desperate fulfilling like there at the theatre again to be able to have that theatrical experience which is different than televised
An Open Source Economy of Abundance with Marcin Jakubowski
"Hello everybody Vince Horn here for another episode of Buddhist Geeks and today I am very very delighted to be having a conversation with Martian Jukovski. Good to have you on the show Martin and thank you so much for taking the time to chat with the Buddhist geeks. I'm really excited about this conversation. Because so much of what you're doing. Feel a resonance with but it's also different from what we're doing here Buddhist excited Dick's where the intersections excellent. So let's dive right in. Okay I've got my bathing suit on and I'm ready to go seven Fahrenheit and sweet Maysville Missouri. But I'll join metaphorically awesome are you. Are you at the factory farm right now yes. That's the Kansas City area. Okay cool and I and I understand that. You have also google fiber out there. Oh and that's an addition since about a year now and that's why we can have this conversation hopefully seamlessly today. Yeah no mood. That's a big game changer fiber. We spent the money on a week. We got the pipes run here. Trenched bury them and the whole facility with Up to four GIG. Wow that's awesome. See if you're kind of you're living the dream for me. Which is you've got high-speed gig multi gigabit Internet and you're out on a farm building Chit Really Cool. I'm excited to talk about your work so so I saw. I saw your tedtalk a number of years ago. Odds probably about ten years or so ago now Something like that and and just immediately was like okay this person and your partner Katharina. Y'All are doing really interesting work with the open source ecology movement and In that talk you spoke about the global construction kit which you know. Last time I checked this is like a fifty fifty or so different items that you're looking to build open source that the kind of you would be necessary for human civilization to To to this global village construction set fifty industrial machines to create small-scale civilization with modern comforts essentially the critical machines from tractors bread ovens production equipment energy equipment and and Carson everything. You need to create infrastructure. That's the basis of thriving than so we can talk about then getting meditative but you have to provide some basic needs. I yeah you can't you can't just Meditate without without some basic needs Yogis the the people they had their comfortable caves and flame. That's right that's right. Yeah and some nettles to eat right and and and you're going to see the vision that you'll have is is going well beyond that. I mean you're talking about being able to replicate modern comforts without having to rely so much on the sort of centralized modern systems that we've all come kind of dependent on. Yeah exactly the idea is. Let's distribute the economy. So right now we're in a state of centralization but the fund that by fundamental design we have a distributed world and I think that comes from the first principle of energy energy is distributed. Solar Energy is distributed. That's pretty much where all the power for today's economy comes from. It's from the sun right so by nature. We have a distributed system but the way we created we kind of reformulated as humans isn't into a hugely centralized one so to get back to more in touch with those principles of distribution decentralisation that gives power to everybody literally and metaphorically to tell me more about like the journey that you've been on with the global village construction set because I saw you've you've made a tremendous amount of progress on that front. You know it's one thing to hear someone give a Ted talk about about something that's like an inspiring idea prototypes. It's another to see your ten years later. Like have made real progress on the stuff again to hear about that. Yeah definitely maybe you know you can say at the time of Ted Talk. Were a few percent down right now. I would quantify it as like one third done so we've got hundreds of prototypes Twenty or thirty unique prototypes everything from tractors to CNC machines. Three D. PRINTERS HOUSES. Akwa punit greenhouses. In fact we actually added the house as a critical machine since we kinda thought well. That's a living machine. Actually belongs in the global village construction set but the power is yet getting a comprehensive said along a construction setup route. So we're looking at it more as building blocks and to derive from how Lennox Open source. Software has there is one of the keys to success was large modular break down into very small parts can have thousands of people working on at the same time. And that's exactly what we do with hardware breaking down into modules and development steps for each module sewer inching along at the time of the Ted. Talk I kind of felt like I missed my great opportunity because I had so many people contact me. And all of that and we didn't have an organization. We hardly have an organization right now. We really don't yet. Were not at that level of having a business so to say like a real solid organism. But we do have a lot of foundational work. I think we are. I would call ourselves an exponential organizations laying a solid foundation with all the prototyping that we have done now ready to to convert that to economic impact so transitioning from the Playing prototyping to to the to the next step which a lot of open source Projects Forget and that is a product. So what what are the products that we can offer that anymore? Anyone can use okay. That's cool. I mean it's interesting. I'm thinking back to win. I got even more kind of interested in Y'all's work and I think at a certain point I started to really feel this kind of poll to be sort of subtract myself out ourselves out of the sort of capitalist system a bit more to be able to offer meditation teaching more freely. You know to be little less dependent on a pay for service model and you know one of the big questions that comes up is like okay. We'll around like housing costs. And how do you? How do you reduce your cost like housing is like one of the major costs and you all were some of the only people that were talking about being able to build an an ecologically sustainable you know house for like twenty five grand? Yeah and that's unheard of you not to be able to hit those kind of Knows numbers and that's what I think is really interesting about what what you're trying to do is you're really setting a goal of kind of price reduction that really competes with the capitalist markets on their own terms in a way. That's hard for them to be. It'd be hard if you're actually able to pull this off for companies to To to have any response to tenth the Price House or tractor or brick press or all the things that you're building. Yeah that's exactly right so let's dive into. There's actually a very interesting page like when I look at the WIKKI statistics. There's a page on our wicky open source ecology that org slash wicky which has cost of living. And you said it. The number one cost of living is housing on average. I have some stats here in. Its sixty eight hundred dollars a year. Then the second one is your car. Thirty four hundred dollars a year and then food twenty six hundred dollars a year and yet it adds up to about twenty thousand or so. Just let's see the the number actually is twenty thousand per year per person according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for a household doesn't sound too bad but Ideas let's so let's go for example to the CDC home just to show you like a very tangible example so in a CD go home. You mentioned twenty five thousand dollars okay. But where's the Labor that's materials so the model there is a client? Pays probably like ten thousand dollars service fee. We host a workshop where we swarm on the build with about fifty or so people and build that in five days and I think that the more like a turnkey cost to the client. We more like seventy thousand. That's kind of what if we if you'd actually start full cost accounting like the twenty five thousand dollars as materials. Yes so you'd have to figure out how to do it but we did with a swarm based build the idea there is you are providing an immersion education. So basically you're selling inexperienced. People participate in get a lot of skills have a lot of fun shatter some of the limits in their mind about what's possible in terms of effective building using very collaborative learning rich learning environment. That's very supportive. So that's the product we're trying to develop and probably if you look at economics probably like seventy thousand dollars for a a house builder a basically the House. The person who wants to have the house before fourteen hundred square foot house so still about was Chris in the cost of industry standards. Right we actually roll this out. So there's a whole organization to behind it and sell. That's kind of how it looks right now. Now of course if you're a skilled guy and you've got a family that can build that while you're not gonna be able to do it in five days but over a month he can take our modular construction methods because everything in the system is designed to be handled by people not not example cranes or large machines the way we designed modular construction method lends itself to a swarm belt with normal people and really reducing the skill set by essentially trying to turn this into. Lagos as much as possible That's interesting and and from what I gathered like everything that you're doing the documentation around the processes like everything is part of the open source model like everything is shared shared. Absolutely everything. There's two levels so one is design seconds. Dente price design. And that's that this is where we talk about the concept of distributive enterprise. Yes the idea if we do it. And it's good for the world. Everyone can use it and and people in modern society. People think that you have to be proprietary or you have to have a competitive advantage based on Ip Order to win here are competitive. Advantage or collaborative advantage is the the opposite. Is the fact that we're collaborating? And if you think about it you're in kindergarten you'd understand because at that point we kinda were talked to to Cher but from High School Into College. Johnny were completely taught the opposite and right now. There's a huge cultural barrier that prevents people from comprehending that. Hey we can actually do. More together. Annihilate the AB- the material scarcity issues that are still central to life in the west end in the developing
An Interview with Jim Host, Author of 'Changing the Game'
"About to introduce Jim Jim host to the audience who book changing the game. And I don't know if the gym host even remembers but When I was a newspaper reporter I thought of a great idea for a profile of talking about one of the great entrepreneurs in the SEC. Someone who created the Kentucky Broadcast Network and then moved onto the AA. But for whatever reason Jim Oh just did not like Google doing interviews back then and I never even asked him why because it's irrelevant but thank you. Thank you very much Jim for for joining us. And congratulations on the book. Paul thank you very much before we start. I want to say that You meant so much to Mike slide. And he was like a close friend of mine and we had several conversations. But you and job. You did the eulogy at his. Fennel is something. I'll never forget so. I just wanted to make sure that I got that cost. Jim Thank you. Thank you very much For saying that I remember talking to you at the graveside and I know how much you meant to commissioner slot as well well thank you for that and let let me let me start at the beginning for those. Who Don't know your fister who haven't had a chance to read your book you. You're a baseball player. Uk and then you went onto a minor league ball. And I'm sure you've wondered what would have happened. Had you matriculated to the big leagues and had a different career. Well I got one of the first to pull baseball. Scholarships every given at UK. And I'm the first person I've got sixty one first cousins and I'm the first one on either side of my family ever to go to college and I would have never gotten the college that had been for the athletic scholarship at UK and as it was all of that by major radio and television journalism and the rest of its history so there is an example of somebody. You've got a college scholarship who Because he blew his arm out and pro. Baseball couldn't continue on it for baseball. Was able then to build a business based on my college education. I'll be forever grateful to University of Kentucky for allowing me to play there as you moved on from from your baseball career You dabbled in a number of things From the political arena to to business I think all of us would be fascinated by how you ended up moving in into the the genre that now you get so much credit for And been given credit by by leaders in the field as one of the if not. We'll forget one of the innovator when it comes to sports marketing well if I was I got the radio rights by asking the question that final four MC. One goal the final four. This one. That's basketball championship in. Nineteen seventy five in San Diego. I was on the floor Uk It got to the finals. And I was doing the UK broadcast with Kayla Leopard Packer and As a result Bias the question. How much bitch will paying for the radio rights and Tom Johnston? They came with round the foreign. They said three thousand dollars. I said well how much you getting? All the rights for people like me and they said twenty one thousand dollars plus Nice of. I'll tell you what I'll give you thirty thousand dollars. I'll take over the administration and I'll do a whole lot better job and that's how I got started just as asking the question at at that point. Nobody really wanted to radio. And then as I started to try to sell the radio I'm standing in front of of the press table and nineteen seventy seven that the championship in in Atlanta One Alma. Choirs last game and One of one of the members of the committee was complaining about how bad the final four the championship program book. Because those years the program was produced by the arena and I stepped around I said. Would you guys like we do that? And they said well you're doing a great job with radio network out one or two do that That's how I started doing programs and and then I had one problem. I really couldn't sell it very well. Because I had no national distribution as it related to sales people so I have spent time with proctor and gamble and learned that that They they had a Cava issue having to do with how they got their packages sold at supermarkets. I'm sorry I came up with a scroll down which turned out to be pretty good about. Why don't we see if we can't Put a MCA championship on So Fox's and on bar soaps and so on and see if we can't create some revenue and that basis and I went to wall virus and made the suggestion. It took them two years to agree that it might make some sense and that's kind of how it started and I love the chapter in the book. When when you're dealing with Walter Byers who was a legendary figure but based on I never met him but based on what I've read he wasn't always the easiest person to make a point across to Paul He. I've been in the Oval Office of every presence that's Nixon. A Nineteen Sixty. I live never been at all of anybody in my life other than Walter. Byers he was the smartest single individual I was ever around He would meet with you one on one he knew more about Your Business and then you did. He had his homework done. He never had a piece of paper in front of them and He and I learned a great deal problem. So that's my analysis of you did so many other things and I know I don't WanNa diminish the body of work but when I read about your involvement in the building of Arena definitely got my attention because it's a building that's been there more than forty years. It's still one of the Meccas of college basketball. How how did how did that? Come about well One of my first the first of all I ran for governor state and got my buddy thank God and And I was going to do it the right way so I wouldn't take any campaign. Contributions I spent all the money I made in the sixties and the real estate and insurance business and Came out of the campaign. Had One hundred seven dollars in my pocket. Looks Seventy six thousand eight hundred eighty seven dollars the campaign? That didn't happen. The income could put my real estate and insurance businesses back together so The mayor and the county judge came to they said We'd like you to be the first executive director the lesson I eventually commission and I said how much does it pay? They said eighteen thousand dollars a year. And I said I'll tell you what you can hire them a company I get to do other things and And the first meeting we add. They said we're gonNA tell you why we are hired you there's a There's a good much tracks through downtown. We've taken they've been taken offline urban renewal and we've got in-kind contribution of twenty percent that if we don't build a civic center on the west end of Bovine Street We've got to pay three million dollars back in the city that have that kind of money so you got to build civic center in the arena. So that's how that got started I wanted stop for just a second and talk about How you've done And maybe some some basic tennis. We talked to a young person our staff who who talked about growing when he went to University of Georgia recently. Everyone wants to go into sports. Marketing. And and that's not really what I want to ask you about to Jim because you wrote in the book about some very basic tenants Simple things that we probably should learn at an early age that that you had certain I would say rules for yourself and for your employees that were as simple as this kind of things we heard as a kid but I wish he would explain and share those with all of us to rules of business one is you do not misrepresent. Lie about anything if you do. You're fired and number two. You do not Take five cents from the expense account. If you do your part everybody that came into business. Understood it and violated. I immediately called him in and fired him They didn't get a second chance. If somebody had a drug problem and I'll call problem. I gave a second chance. I paid for the Rehabilitation GonNa back and in the second chance of the violate that that they were those who are rules and business. I also said that In any guy. I never got sued by any school by any conference by the. Mcaa TAB for one. Reason is that I believe that it's either black or white if it's black that's in their favor of its whites in my favorite. It's great and their favorite and that was on the way. That's the way a random business before you go and I would strongly encourage any any young person who's thinking about getting into this business to read gyms book but but I I would like to ask you about some of the big issues that we're facing today certainly They are countless. But but the one that's front and center is the the name image likeness Situation I know having been an athlete having been involved in sports marketing and the industry at the front a at the front row for so long. What are your thoughts on today? And where we go from here in intercollegiate athletics. I wrote my epilogue at the end of the book that I fully believe that time has come when student athletes need to be compensated for the likeness and people think that this has to do with Just basketball football. It doesn't They've we've we've had some unbelievable track athletes at UK One of whom has gone under set world records Young Woman has gone on set world records. We take great tennis players here We've had other individuals who have done well and they would. They would benefit from this as well. So Mike my contention is that they need to be compensated It needs to be done. Under the under the scope of the university because it media right holder at this point as revenue coming from corporate sponsors. So the way to do it. I believe is to Get The individual Have the university Media Group represents individual have the flow through them have the bunny then put into a separate account and they once the individual graduates or leaves the university the individual gets the money Jim Hosts the name of the book changing the Game Career in collegiate sports marketing. John I cannot thank you enough all the best on the book and it has been all of our pleasure to be able to share with you with our audience. You're you're great knowledge and history. Thank you so much I wanNA make one other point The other they call the fuck Dr Eric. Moyen Is a professor at the University of Talk Miss Up Mississippi State and he's done unbelievably great job. Thank you certainly Dr More in. We appreciate that as well. Jim Hope to see you very soon. Thanks for coming
The Saga Ends: Victorias Secret Sells, CEO Les Wexner Steps Down
"Secret. Just can't stay out of the news last Thursday after many months of turbulence L. Brands CEO Les Wexner announced that he's stepping down. Victoria's secret wants the brand that dominated women's lingerie like no other is going private. Both announcements smarter dramatic turning point in the company's fortunes and in the way retailers portray and market to women L. Brands is selling fifty five percent of Victoria. Secret to private equity firm Sycamore partners. Four or five hundred twenty. Five million dollars. Sycamore specializes in purchasing distressed properties and apt description. Victoria's secret wexner who is eighty. Two years old will become chairman emeritus of L. Brands which remains publicly held L. Brands and Les Wexner have been buffeted by a series of scandals over the last couple of years most notably wexner close association with Jeffrey Epstein. Which came to light last summer? Epstein? The accused child sex trafficker who died in prison had been wexner financial advisor. Wexner has denied knowing about Epstein's sex trafficking activities and says he distanced himself from Epstein years ago regardless that close association hurt L. Brands. At a time. When Victoria's secret was already under duress it? Sales have been falling for several years as the METOO era caught up with women's fashion third love and other more modern lingerie brand. Espoused inclusivity over. Victoria's secrets risque sexiness. More and more critics complain. It's insulting an outmoded then early this month. The New York Times published an investigation of L. Brands that depicted a culture of misogyny and sexual harassment. It seemed that L. Brands was on. Its Way to a hard crash observers. Warned that Victoria's secret would be hard to sell indeed selling fifty five percent. Five hundred twenty. Five million dollars indicates the brand is valued at only a little over a billion dollars in its last fiscal year. However though losing money Victoria secret had sales of more than seven billion dollars. The Wall Street Journal says that Billion Dollar Valuation marks a sharp fall. For the brand. The Victoria's secret sale leaves L. Brands with only one single but profitable brand. That's bath and body works the presumption is that without the drag of Victoria's secret L. Brands can continue to grow the personal care chain. The same may not be at all true. For Victoria's secret sycamore partners under the leadership of secret of cheap stefan. Caluzzi IS KNOWN FOR FINANCING. It's purchases through debt and then stripping and selling off their assets. According to the Wall Street Journal the Journal reported at Sycamore has made a fortune by firing employees and otherwise cutting costs at retailers from Talbot to nine West End Klein sending many workers to the unemployment line. Overworking the ones left behind. According to the Motley Fool Sycamore partners closed most of nine west stores causing it to go bankrupt L. brands losses or third loves gains its founder and CEO. Heidi Zach as been public about her antipathy. Toward Victoria's secret third love is reportedly looking to take advantage of the moment as an opportunity to grow quickly.
Residency pairs aspiring restaurateurs with temporary sites
"Today we meet the team behind residency. A new initiative assistive to pay or vacant restaurant spaces with emerging culinary talents launched in London. The new enterprise already looking to go into national with the mission to support young talent and budding entrepreneurs can me. Let's opium of restaurants consultancy districts and sip fork of restaurant experts. Montana Montana fog are co founder of residency. And I met them here at Majoria. Oh studio one to find out. More residents say is an initiative which we have creates it which pass up and coming chef superclubs new concept's any sort of emerging thing and food and beverage or hospitality with vacant spaces basis at the moment across the capital but our ultimate jets viz and beyond and through our combined expertise so it's a residency is a collaboration between between district. which is a property restaurant? consultantcy Montana fog which is a restaurant. Consultancy and through combined expertise we can create pop-ups ups and empty spaces very easily. We have contacts with landlords because district says a property business. A Montana can support the operators on the ground and enable the space for operators to go in and start trading. So how did you find each other. What kind of discussions did you have when this idea was born? Well we've nine furlongs. I have yeah we have. I think we first met when my partner and I were looking to open a restaurant or committed was advising us and thankfully we didn't do the deal not through any issue with Camilla ritual. It was the wrong space the wrong concept at the wrong time which is a restaurant consultant but then we work together on a project for the crown estate and had assault on Heddon street which was ironically the property like you offer done or any love it and synergy edge we and then we came together and they had a site where that essentially the keys are being put through the letterbox in the previous tendency unfortunate made it and they had a site that was fitted the Dow and ready to go and they didn't know what to do with it really they'd been thinking for a long time about how they could launch some finish itself which is something we are seeing from landlords now because if you were wind a few years back when a new site came up with an estate in central London landlords always wanted the latest new concept concept the newest operator and since then has been a few burnt fingers so in terms of pushing brand new concept landlords our little bit more cautious about that mom so they are thinking of ways that they can do that without perhaps taking on a long term risk without of committing so when ten had in st came back to the landlord new I think one of the stories I think sub told me was that they only bought some new carafe when St when and everything else was was there and it's provided a great opportunity to trial the poop concept and so the crown at hired Montana fog and district separately and district in terms of helping helping with some sort of strategic direction but also in terms of doing the licensing making sure that all the documentation and Montana fog to find the operators and support them on the ground from day one so basically what you're doing now you're looking for these spaces and he also looking forward to preneurs budding restos operators. I would like to take over the spaces for some time. What kind of conditions are we talking about? How long would this pop ups for example? And what kind of operators are you looking game for. Exactly it depends side-by-side how long the pop-up lost with Tennessee. I think we are moving into month. Eight seven and Republican another three or four months. We'll see so it depends on the landlord. I mean typically day-old Adage from restaurateurs is once you found this all you want twelve months later you'll open the door was that's how long it takes to sometimes raise the money to get your lease. Signed your heads of terms obviously to fit it out so adama landlord or have an empty site. It could be there for a year before I'm actually GonNa say that open again so we can activate that site pretty much within a week to week turnaround. Make sure it's fit for purpose and get an operator in there. And they could trade their quite happily for four to five months whilst unseen the new incoming operator who takes a full lease is doing doing the negotiations with the landlord. Millennials have let so I activated is very flexible model rarely because some operators will want to go in for four to six months and north of gang of presence in makes him return perhaps but others will perhaps wants to do a supper club or decently much shorter term or might be happy. Just go in somewhere for a week to Derby PR and some of the landlords that we're actually talking about our existing operators already have to activate spaces particularly helium pumps and they could be much shorter. Say It's bespoke and it's flexible. An in terms of your other question of what sort of entrepreneurs are we looking for. The Sky's is the limit. We've had interest from a large very well. Funded American Vegan concept. which is very edgy? We've had interest from people who've superclubs in Hackney these people some of well funded and well back to existing. Operators is the ones that aren't who would have a great concept on great passion Russian but to get in front of a landlord to get a lease for ten to fifteen years. No way you ever going to be up to do that. Unless you've got some very very well funded ended backers of which most people don't because the banks unfortunately won't be lending anyone any money for quite a while for the smaller operations and this gives us the opportunity he to educate the operator in terms of how a landlord works. We should very much district comes and for us the Montana folks of of residency to work with them and help them and with the figures look concept introducing to suppliers etc etc.. Actually so there is a lot of support available when you choose. The operator so veto need to be worried about north knowing everything takes yeah. I think that's our biggest point of difference is it's three hundred. Sixty degree support system. Why there will be people who the first people we've introduced a ten Heddon street with David Carter from smoke stack and Chris Leach who worked at Bratton cooked lots of different places? How much support do they need? Not a great deal to be honest with you because they're incredibly experience but moving forward when we take someone from WHO's done of a food stall pop pop somewhere. They will need to understand how the western works because the West End Actually David. Chris did put their hands up and admit that the learning experience of coming from east blondel shortage into what is basically mayfair. Soho borders different world. Because lunch is a big thing. Lunch makes the difference. It doesn't make you a millionaire China but without lunch you really suffer if you're in the west end but you cost this much higher You've been following London restaurant scene for years. How has it changed changed? And what are your predictions. What is going to be happening in the future and always the landscape changing thing? We've seen this of past. Few years is a huge increase in the number of restaurants in London and this was sort of lead from consumer trend to solve. Eat out more and with the sort of casual dining lining crunch the so called and they changing political landscape confidence decreased and the oversupply of restaurants. Met not this wasn't in any way sustainable stable anymore. So that's when we started to see like restaurants going back to landlords and whilst the market is still very vibrant. There's loads of new. You operators out there that wants to take on site and central London. There's nowhere near as many as there was before and what it's done is created a survival of the fittest backdrop so the good restaurants still still trading while and a very very good and another thing. That's sort of is in between nether is is suffering. We've also seen rents go very very high because of the lack of supply of restaurant
Confidence: It Smells, And Its Contagious - Todd Caponi
"Today's tip comes from Todd Caponi and it stinks. Thanks but in a good way. Todd is the author of the Award Winning Best of Twenty nineteen book the transparency sale a top rated keynote speaker and trainer its principal with Sales Mellon LLC and he's also managing director of Chicago's adventure scale here. He is everybody. Todd Caponi here and let's start with a key concept in the world of sales that we don't spend enough time on so first of all when you think about the role of a sales leader or a manager. Their role is to impart confidence on sellers right to make sellers confidence when we think about what sellers role is a key part of it is to make buyers confident buyers confident in the decisions that they're making without those things nothing happens so I think it's time that we spend end some quality time understanding what confidence is some of the mets and then how to build it up so if you're ready to get dirty let's start with the definition definition so when you look the definition of confidence there's really two core definition number one is a feeling of self assurance arising from one's appreciation of their own abilities or qualities so but does that mean well. It's the confidence repossess within ourselves. The second definition is a feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something firm trust so interestingly enough. That's the confidence events that others haven't you so confidence is something that you possess but then others feel when they work with you. So here's here's the interesting thing. If you have two little confidence nothing happens right. Nobody sells anything. Nobody buys anything but if you have too much confidence the same thing happens nobody. He sells anything and nobody buys anything. So let's get a little bit nerdy around some of the mets around confidence so first of all there was a ted talk. Talk back in the early two thousand ten's that said that you can essentially fake confidence through power poses in the language that you use. Well it turns out that's been completely he debunked through science. And how well. Let's start with this idea that you know that the conversations that you hear about how bears can smell beer on you or sharks can smell blood in the water from far distances. Well it's true. A lot of it has to do with their noses in their ability to that like elephants can smell at an incredible edible rate but it turns out that that's a myth that those animals actually will take advantage of you when they smell that. Here's what happens and it happens in human beings so when I'm talking about here is absolutely applicable to you and me. Is that we as human beings. We can smell emotion on other people it can smell fear we can smell confidence so the crazy thing about it is that that confidence is actually. It's melts but here's the the amazing thing about it. It turns out that when we smell an emotion on somebody else it lights up that area of our brain to so in other words when we smell fear on someone else are fear center in our brain starts to light up and we feel a little apprehension when we smell confidence on somebody else. It lights up that area of our brain we become more confident so you have to possess confidence to impart confidence on other people. So how how do we get confidence. Well let's look back at that. Initial definition that it's a feeling of self assurance arising from appreciation of their own abilities or qualities is so when we think about that. That's the role of the sales leader and the sales rep themselves and it comes from four things essentially it comes from learning so managers impart a environment of learning sellers and sellers own it yourself. You've got to own. That need to learn. More number two is practice. I mean it role. Oh playing I know we hate to do it. But role playing is how you get confidence in your abilities in the approaches that you take number three is experience and it's both the successes as-as than learning from the failures. But you gotta get out there and do it and number four is something that leaders really need to focus on creating a safe environment for people to test West End to experience into learn into role play and to practice but not thinking that if they screw up they're going to get fired a safe environment as a core. We're element of confidence as well. So those are the elements that go into it. I hope this helps you. Think about confidence is a core element in your success or failure later as a sales rep and I'd love to hear your thoughts and what things you do to impart confidence. Not only yourself but not
"west end" Discussed on SantaCruznKitchen Podcast
"Ding Ding or is up. Thanks for joining US cruise in kitchens and this is our second episode of the podcast. I'm Andrea and and this is mel and we're friends who like to cruise into the kitchens of Santa Cruz. Actually we don't go into the kitchens we go to the dining rooms. We good point. We begin to the kitchens enjoy good food and share out experiences with you and just to let you know we are amateur. Reviewers as you'll find out we are amateur podcasters too so easy on us. Here we win. We generally make a reservation and we make an anonymous reservation. We paint cash rush and so no one knows that we have a we addict names. You'll get fake names. We are anonymous. We don't need mosques but we are on those so no one's GonNa. I know who we are so out. Only agenda is to eat food and talk about eating food and we find that we actually talk about food women even eating food and we talked about other food took yeah food fast food. Yes this reminds me of so and we are recording this podcast purely relief fund. We decided since we talk about food any way when we get together we might as well just talk to you about food as well so enjoy. So where do we go. Oh this week. This week we went to the West End Tavern Kitchen That's on the west side of Santa Cruz over on Angle Street and we went our Wednesday right we sending ending was easy right. That seems to be on em emo go Wednesday so you chose this restaurant again. I just go for the food So why this restaurant because because we have been to eastern taproom in the pre podcast days exits east in guest repub because I drove by the gas pump over in By the Cinnamon Forty First Avenue in the food was so good there. We went back a second time sat in a different place. We realized it was a totally different experience sitting in a different place and once we realized realized we'd been to east end twice figured it all out. We thought we'd try west end shots so I think we have a completely different experience soliciting. Oh they're totally different restaurants. There is not much it was the same about them. I don't think I don't think so either. So it's the restaurant itself is split into three sections so as you walk in on the fire. Right is an outdoor patio. And then as you sort of walk in. It's the by with a little more sort of casual. Dining feeling colluding high churches and to the lifts around the corner has wave concrete. Wave Wall Wall. There is sort of ordinary preceding. And then it's the kitchen you can see the kitchen when they're serving things so Concrete floor and it's all concrete for yes we won't talk about the concrete floor 'cause they does come into a dining experience so when we walked in and we said we had a reservation and again it was early it was around five. Thirty or six and place wasn't so busy so the The what do they call the host. The host tried to serve to sit us in the bar. Now I'm very short and she wanted us at the highest tables which doesn't work for me dangling legs. No no no I feel like I'm five is eat a what was the name anyway So then she so then she walked Over to the sort of the ristorante portion and she said I said you WanNa talk about what she for Santa so she's had a tube top table. I guess they call it right directly directly next to the bussing station. I felt like I was going to have to bust my table at the end and sit there and listen everybody bussing stuff behind me. It was is just super uncomfortable and it was sort of in the the walkway into the dining room. So it didn't even feel like it was part of the dining room so I immediately asked for a different table so so we were moved into the dining room more along the little concrete wave wall so we had another seat there which was much better than sitting directly connected to the bussing station Asian. I agreed it wasn't it wasn't that the restaurant was full because it definitely was not full. So let's food okay. So what do we have so again again. This this is This is sort of like it. Felt like a goto place for families. Yes it did in that section where we're sitting so we were sitting so go to place families it's quite casual. It has salads and Panini and then it had flat breads which may be called pizza in another restaurant. I assume that just a different shape and then they had the entrees and on the appetizer had made desserts although the thinks on a separate menu certainly seeing any so we we had with an appetizer to share. Yeah we got the popcorn because you in heard and you'd had it before and I'd heard from somewhere else at the popcorn was a good appetizer. We got the popcorn with duck sat on that. Doug thing again see podcasts. Yeah it'll be a theme of it was read when was piping hot but as time went on we ate the duck fed has it got a little cooler made the popcorn a little soggy year and it was very salt. It was salty for salty. I think that if we'd been drinking beer and popcorn was more than two of us like it was a big sieving so so I think it would have been a bit of four then. I will admit I'd eating it until I got to the very bottom. Well let me stop me know coming up and.
"west end" Discussed on Backlisted
"Hear another review later in the program which eason's his positive but makes a similar point that is the balance between between the comedy and the tragedy effective now. Will you said I told you felt it. was I agree with that. I think I think the balance works at Lawrence. who ask Sam about the weather? It works run right to the end of the book so the stretch to keep coming looking about the structure. Does the structure work or is it rushed at the and I think the structure works. I don't rush at the end. It's this little sucker punch but it kind of needs to be. I felt a bit uncomfortable and he's he's compared to Apollo competitor Ross this something in the way he writes by women. I think a lot of time the manor absurd but women grotesque I mean they're all in this old people's home and they are all obsessed with checking each other and Shaheen the therapist yes but slightly feel women of slightly more the boss of the jokes man and that made me feel a little bit too much comedy and wants to get where it was going on. I could feel it was going somewhere and I think that was what made me a little bit impatient and sometimes I mean it's very assays Larry's I'm not. I laughed out loud a lot but that was a little problem. I think essentially say that because I think he writes a review of his own book. Hidden in the middle of the Nice bolted where the beginning he's one of the women. The book is called Grabsch Light Lager upset Lottie grab show and it says let's grab shirt reporting I as a new penn in silver filigree a mosque of comedy superimposed posed on a mosque of tragedy design from the slightest distance looks like a grinning skull acknowledging so this is what this book is. Are you ready for it and it is almost deliberately bossed. He's saying his tragedy and comedy and I'm going to put them together in a way that's GonNa make you feel ruling comfortable. I suppose I think that the manna given a little more humanity than the women and that doesn't stop me enjoying the book but it may be wanting to get beyond some of the Hema to get to where it was. I felt it was going. I thought the sexual stuff in the but was very well done except for the problem that you said I mean after there's a grotesque description of the second wife contest and it's quite hard to move that from your head when you're dealing with although he does his best to sort of say she was incredibly generous and leads them everything and yes it sounds like going to on a honeymoon and he is teams. There's not gonNA be any action and she's also of the saving there as well. If I was getting married on my honey Wayne I is a fair assumption. He's good. He's good on the way the waning of the male libido lots of very good stuff in that and I'm very UN bellow uh on Rossi and I think the I think it may be one or two places. It's too ripe very moving. I think poignant amazing. I think there's another hamlet connection here which is interesting if you say hamlet is a tragedy of inaction about paralyzed Monte conduit in some ways. This is a comedy in actually the subject jabbing sex yeah. This is the bow he's eighty three years old. I'm not sure he gets laid in antibody. It's about the failure of sexual relationships. It's about his early early his early flowering at the hands of the the uncomplicated mini waitressing. It's all about what he can't do and what's brilliant about it in the Hammer. Anyway is in the two years in the timeframes of the contemporary time frame is played for laughs and in the pastime oversleeping achier with nineteen thirties. It's played for tragedy and an exactly the same way the in hamlet you have the deaths. The deaths of hamlet and Gertrude and freely are tragic the death of Rosencrantz Jake so you can play the same thing for Lhasa tragedy in his his inaction his inability to act that's what makes it so much ebb stating if he makes it into a brilliant pass and then exactly the same trait in his character is I'd like to read another exit from a positive review. I'm what I think is interesting about. This is the review could almost be talking about a different book and this is by Rachel Cask Agency nineteen ninety five and she ended her view by saying the prince of West End Avenue is an elegant ligament moving and well raised book and an exceptionally an enviable good first novel. There's a great deal to be said for producing a first novel in middle delayed rather than youth many of the qualities composure poise edition experience so frequently absent from first US Nobles Abreu is less Roy being while the Self Deloitte the over consciousness of language the mechanisms of fiction not yet skillfully concealed remain remain now. I think it's fascinating that racial cask she I think I'm right in saying in her review. She doesn't mentioned the humor of it till that she's not interested in the human as a review of the qualities all of ought to be found elsewhere. I'm not saying she's right or wrong but I think was interesting is the way of the book can be interpreted. He doesn't have to be interpreted as a comedy of manners. Yes in a way. The bruins suggests exactly and toby. There's something much delic yeah me off. I think also one thing about him. Being an altar writer an older narrator looking back on his life is that that a tenderness us and also sense of his own. We talked guilty little little sense of his own guilt when he talks about his passes young man Dan the young man writing about a young man in the midst of it. All must be more self justification more bluster more. There's none of that he he he knows he knows he didn't behave well. I suppose I thought long time to think about it. In various ways including fleeting towards his first wife is sort of the story that marriages is it's going to haunt me and I want to me when I first read. It and it's going tonight again it. It's very very powerful. Berry is devastating survival strategies interesting. I think is well which also gives you another insight into how the book is stretch of the ability to go back into a specific Davis specific time and reconstruct all the details so when the book was published we talked about the book was successful in the air. It was published. I WanNa play another clip now. By Alan is the talking about what the effects had been he had been if not retired on the verge of retirement when the boot was published and became a success well. How do you feel now that he's become so important and famous overnight nights you know the.
"west end" Discussed on Backlisted
"So yes so he says basically the the book circulated in manuscripts amongst friends and they gave it to other friends and eventually made its way over to this independent publisher. Preach works. Yeah I agree with you. You Start Reading the book and you feel well. Everything's here. Everything's where it needs to be the confidence he's really spectacular. It doesn't put a foot wrong. I don't think you see from that. First page. You're hooked and it's the pleasure of reading is just it's. It's I mean and as you say it does that thing that is so rare it is genuinely funny but it is also on the numbers of occasions a couple of solar plexus moments when it lurches into something that's much darker and more difficult and the way he sets up the final revelation at the end I think is ah brilliantly done and you can tell in the first place that he absolutely is what he's doing. I think as an example of first person the ratio I think so if absolutely sublime example I mean it's I burst this business first person present tense which is so easy to get wrong so all to do and I think what's fantastic lesson and you can see it straight away is the I think when first person narrative works device is when the right is telling you a story but they're not telling you where they think not telling you and you see that there straightway you get you get very strong since he thinks he's telling you about this really important production of hamlet and his and his role in Todd Ism but the joke is on him over to the authorities voice in first person novel is completely absent. It's not okay but it's between the lines and this all the way through the that kind of ironic distance between the author poking fun at the narrator. Is there from the very so he doesn't. He's telling the book. The whole book seems to me about him telling the story. He doesn't WanNa tell he thinks he's telling you one thing but because he's traumatized rheumatologist he's a Holocaust survivor his this other story that he tells against his wishes and it's so it's so beautifully done he con- not tell it he jeff drops hints that he's a Holocaust survivor through the book but it's not until the the number on the wrist is mentioned which is quite close to the end of the book that he activates. Is that you you've got this sort of gathering sensitive of dread that there is something you know there's a big chunk of his life and the way he mentions he's been married twice before. Both wives were created one by her own choice which is just go. Nothing get said about nothing. Nothing it doesn't get followed up for pages and pages and you're wondering wondering you know it's really devastate dropped in so lightly. I think different is picking up. Pick up nine in points yeah but I I felt like it was there from the get in your way to you because you not just that he's a survivor and also not just the of his loved ones on you also know that the sex of sentences over and somewhat he's and he's done something he's ashamed ashamed of. It's hard to not talk about structure and it circles back in back in bills to the very end you find out also say is in the tradition of your affect the frog to see how it works you end up with dead fro. This is a difficult book to talk about because soon as you start pulling out the elements to studied them separately. You are of course doing what he doesn't do. In the books I Brennan the the thing that you will talking about. This kind of novel works folks on Balance One paragraph too many in the direction and the whole thing starts to to teeter teeter and fall you know if it's too lucky for too long. You doesn't work but then if it gets too intense what the the me one the things that so brilliant about the book is the writers the balance he has to strike between the new writers unwillingness to tell you the thing he doesn't want to tell you and the demands of the narrative pushing that information towards the reader Ryan so the so there's a dance going on for the whole book about being a you knowing something is coming but it doesn't come until really late but it's I mean it's doubly clever even trip trebling clever because the the apparent narrative of the book which is the working working on the production of hamlet which is you. Can you come back to that the progress of that. I think that the difficult progressive is not straightforward but the the whole structure of the book book also kind of reflects the structure of hamlet the play you know there's a kind of that that yeah going towards the darkness at the end of Pan and the revelations at the end of hamlet and all's ill about my heart which at that kind of so it's I think you could teach structure fictional structure from this book. I mean if you if you were creative writings England which makes it even more ironic publishes yes. Yes you get a caught with their pants down not not spotting a masterpiece when it when it sits in front of else you're saying structure family what's Real Genius Savannah on the one hand. Yes it reflects the structure of hamlet but on the other at the same time what it does it ten times inside out in the helmet is is a tragedy day with a comedy side it. You've got the story about him. In the play. The epigraph comes from hammer talking to the players and the Resin Gunston subplot which as trump's the autumn strategy take steps the left look tragedy from a different angle and it's coming over and in in resin so what you have in Hamra camera if you accept that that's a tragedy with accommodate hidden inside it this is a company with a tragedy hidden inside it and he thinks he's telling comedy about a production of hamlet the tragedy but inside all this Holocaust story that comes back in the family and the the hamlet references go all the way through there on the first things he's got headache two points of pain going to the base of my skull unlike who good books kind of draw crumbs field in the first reading economic pick up on your way back on a second Radio Pam let the skull he gets cast as the grave digger the famous scene with the skull in which of these lists hamlet digging the SCO of the jester. He's doing to them as a child oil tragedy comedy together and the two points of pain obviously as a reference to the people. He's grieving for exactly what so the to eat. Everything in the right is great but he you can tell the other thing. I think that he obviously loves his. There's Mozart Opera WPRO is a beautiful passage thing about his so I sort of feel he's burying his own aesthetic into this paragraph to what we attribute the grandeur of the marriage of Figaro to genius of course and to the happy conflicts in time and place of two sensibilities but to say so much is to explain without explaining what precisely did genius and conflicts achieve into the familiar form of opera BUFFA and the earlier plot stuff of Kamajor Gelato with his Lord who made sexual advances toward girls of humble stations these two amorous classes Mozart and Aponte injected the serum of recognizable human experience and emotion the comic material is subordinated to shortly realized characters defined in part by Dupont and in part by individual tone and richness of Mozart's music. Here is the unexpected irony the unfathomable paradox to achieve grandeur art must descend to the level of palpitation humanity obversely to achieve grandeur palpitation humanity must ascend to the level of art. There's pretty good it's also as a as a player Roy. He's so good at took this only bits like there's a bit where he's become director saw and he walks into the room and chair direct chair someone sitting in it and he knows it's a test. You know he knows to be wondering about is authority and hey guys eva decisively and it's Charon. Someone says the chair the direct sits in a director's chair and then there's a whole he discovers the notes from the previous director he sadly in Mineola things about sued fights. There were like a hundred maybe we could have instantly wet with some you know young actors of some people who funded club doing it instead of just got sorry as little section. I wasn't even going to read this. Remember this so his friend bloom is playing Claudius. Claudius is to my understanding fully human blooms acting acting stall I would guess is that of the state and its most primitive days he struts the power all stands onstage gnashing his teeth and twirling his moustache day the lashed him with hamlet's advice the place suit the actions the word the words of the action or she'd do it again again. Have you heard the argument is that no offense in it int is a no offence is an offence in a high now you'll sowing the ad for pity's sake. You'll my slap loss in the face. Roy Vaimea is a no offence offenses emphatic not how many times how many times a little patience corner the the manage during his best like you when it's time to bright to I will know it. I've got little girl's room wind ladder vits. You wouldn't want your disgrace myself in front of everyone meet who said vitkovice little goals rooms at hamble. You know what I mean Begnaud said VETCO. I've got optical real bad. I throw my hands. It's just the sort of the madness of the rehearsal room and the sort of the bitchiness swells everyone coming. Go make a peaceful thing which is does happen. There's also this kind of you know everyone sort of trying to get one over on something else and we'll get right share and he gets all of that Austin Goldstein's restaurant where they will go and have these fabulous sandwiches all named after streisand to the Delicatessen just as a reminder that people listening to back mistakes this noble was enthusiastically reviewed boy and need to and I was so have berkner bonus everyone scalpels bonus. I went into the basement of the London Library because the review isn't available online oy and it's not been republished since it was first printed in these applications. It's going to read a little bit of Anita Brookner's review and then then get our guests reaction to it. It starts since new talent. Invariably comes garlanded ended with pre publication ENCOMIA. The potential reader is advised to adopt an attitude of caution. The fans Allen is Lewis novel. First published in America has been compared with the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Saul Bellow. Cynthia OPEC has added her commendation. Can it possibly live up to such praise it can it does the comparisons Patterson's not odious but they are very slightly wide of Marc Singer is a mystic Bello. An intellectual ruminant onslaught is a sharp witted novelist who knows how to beguile his readers and also how to lay traps for them. I'm I'm just GonNa read her final paragraph because it's so wonderfully Britain Russian. This is an excellent novel not merely really because every sentence is alive the because the reader might be persuaded that what is on offer a MEA comedy of manners in fact is there is several steps ahead of that Rita the on all counts and his craft that one finally salutes owners is known as the author is that he's English by birth that he moved to America when he was eighteen years old the here's taught at Queens College in New York his sixty years old and this is his first novel. The good news is that he's working on another. His remarkable debut is of course congratulations are only for the author for the small American press which originally published him in for Jonathan Cape for buying the book and brings ass in trade paperback all in all a a distinguished and creditable and price and a reminder the big money is not necessarily a guide to the production of excellent work here. It's interesting and snuck into the war thing has a review. She say she likes it and that's good but it does seem a bit mealy mouth to me. It seems to me it's not enough in the first linus seems to me like she's missing the point in a way I think I think it's I think there's a tendency actually the first novel to say isn't this great. What will they do next and sadly he'd really didn't actually do much? She did publish governor was and I have an I love this burke and I've tried his other books and and the similar soom much not nearly as good that I don't want to spoil the memory of this one. I haven't really finished so haven't done it for me but this is enough is that's the first number but it doesn't have to be the star occur. He was no this single. One Book is enough in a way that to kill a mockingbird is now I forgot the graduate is enough. There's shaming being a one hit wonder this is a stone cold masterpiece and he did it on his own and that's enough for me. I lying Brookner's the specific thing I like him that review apart from the very her career the correctness of the language which is of course the thing that I love about her work. Is the idea ed that you take it as a comedy at your own risk. Ask.
"west end" Discussed on Backlisted
"Teeth words with kind of dyslexia but goes unnoticed like seedless grapes like fireflies in the midday Sun I was looking I was looking about I was just looking at independent publishes lists and I was sitting in New York and they were Republican that we're about to present books and I just it leapt at at me just because I liked the title is translated brilliantly. I think by field patch approach he's a writer. This is his best known as ballot artists in Spanish but it's translated firefly's but he's a great. It seems to me to be correct translation rights on with the show so we're talking about the prince of Western Avenue and before I asked the question that we we normally ask on that list of our guests. I just like to say how please dog was to revisit this book. I think John felt the same way I never. I'd never read I was I was it was one of those books that came paymaster nowhere and was Loza books of the year mentions in terrific reviews and then I must confess I sort of wondered whether he'd written other ones which is sort of which he has but not as many as you might think it was published in ninety four originally was NASA and the book the book was a big deal when it was published the prince is Western Avenue by Illinois is the one awards and was widely reviewed and presumably sold fritzy. Well I think is so interesting about doing combat listed is I think I had assumed that people would know about it but and we did some digging I realized that even if you're a keen reader of novels balls and users years older younger you know this this books vanished the there's no discussion of it on the Internet. After about nine hundred ninety eight eight asked fascinating even book within our memory as readers and booksellers more ever can can vanish so so quickly an an Illinois is the himself he died in twin T- Ten so you remember it presumably. Do you remember it William at the time yeah yeah I mean I I read it. shortly after it came out just because in the little north London Jewish media of my upbringing everybody was reading it. It's aimed at that time it seemed like an enormous thing and I read it and just loved it and there was not justified. Everybody on I rating for me as Roy. It was really really important. Burqa thing it came out just when I was probably wanting my first my second book fellas right felt very influenced by much more by American literally in English Furniture American Jewish literature has been a big influence on me in this book just fell like a colliding store for me actually as a Roy to fill it does everything I want a book today when the war and this tell us what those things are way eight okay because if people don't know the book about the book that has the combination what the what the recipe that you fungus barring well in the shortest where I suppose is I love books which funny and serious and that sound simple people that do it and usually when you find this trying to do it. The funniest funny or the series Chris isn't serious and this is one of those really few books where the funniest property funny in the series is properly serious. Is this really great comedy in this book but but when you get down it's very interesting spiral structure when you get down to the dramatic my kicks in the summer choose in the last ten well yeah I hold back because I want to talk about. I'm go- questions about structure. The book and I have experts here who are going to be able to guide me through it so we'll come back to that SAM. When did you first read this book because I know you've reread it so I see probably about six seven years after came out I worked in the sadly now-closed Joe's bookstore in Temple Fortune in north London and we sold copy after copy copy of this book and people come in and ask awesome that book carbon wherever and I had not read it so I picked up a copy in the shop and start reading in shock and I I did not do much book selling that I was really terrible bookseller decide now his ideas read about anyway? I read it and people coming find. We'll have it gives them. The cash boy and I was just really fascinating was hiding academy. It users doesn't evening. I think a lot of comic novels don't Suck you actually love comic novels. You can tolerate a pages and then put down but because it's Kinda on a motoring on I'm not going to get into the ending but but it's motoring towards this darkness space and this sort of tragic on the tow is always with that that actually you can't just Kinda have often put down so I'm going to read the book thank you. The place is a fifteen second blurb and then Williams GonNa read the beginning of the book so so people can get a little flavor of where we are most happening so apart from the quotes on the back the blurb on this edition says vintage addition yeah yeah in the Emma Lazarus retirement home in uptown Manhattan. The Jewish inmates embarked on a chaotic bitchy production of the hamlet the there as that's not a bad accurate yeah this fully by lies of correct people saying it's a masterpiece I think they canceled on that publishes. Aren't we are going to return to some of these. People really want you give us the beginning of the okay here goes. This is starts. The last few weeks have not been easy for me. After an absence of sixty is Magda demarches reentered. My life from my system is in turmoil. I cannot sleep and I'm troubled by constipation. How ironic that the release of the psychological mechanisms should be accompanied only by stoppages in the physical and of course there are the headaches two points of pain that gather behind the temples and converge at The base of the skull no cools alarm however I shall not do it the amylase risk for want of a laxative in an aspirin not for nothing has been hamburger cooler little home the animas Earth's this which is still making the rounds no doubt about it is a specialist in corporate logical Huma a man of unbounded clerical enthusiasms but what sort of a way is this to begin for Heaven's heaven's sake even to talk of such things? I'm ashamed of myself. I I should tell you who I am. My name is Otto Corner dropping out over the OH was my first concession to America America yesterday September Thirteenth Nineteen Seventy Eight. I celebrated eighteen third birthday at the aforementioned Emma Lazarus a retirement home on West End Avenue in Manhattan Manhattan. Eventually you'll find me just south of Mineola Long Island where I will be taking up. Permanent Subterranean residents quite a few of my friends. We're ready buried there any last week out of since I'm led the Medicaid he was to have been a hamlet. Yes we have a little theatrical society here yeah nothing to boast Ovalles supposed by the severe standards of Broadway but good enough but my subject is not amateur theatricals. It is art or more accurately early anti out in brief Dada. I want to set the historical record straight for sixty years. I have been harboring the truth a private possession whether out of greed or modesty I cannot say but Magda Damrau has reappeared a now the truth must out it groans for expression. If as a result wipeouts on the world stage appears inflated so be it I might as well tell you that I have been cast as the ghost in hamlet doesn't irony in that if one can sniff it out we produce any of the classics of the analyzers of course you have to make allowances last year for example Juliet was is eighty three and Romeo seventy eight but if you use your imagination it was a smash hit true on opening night when Romeo killed tilt built it was very merely who fell down and had to be carried down stretch from the stage look for him now in Mineola thing is genius because there is an argument that rumbled through the whole book about one of the the acts actress playing field when playing feeler it does not want the line back Christian burial because she has a non-jewish Dutra Law who's going to destroy her Jewish funeral of her dreams and she he doesn't want to be referring to Harrow Non Jewish burial so she insists the line about being buried in Mineola and there's this battle over. Can you do this. They put many in the middle. It's MINNEOLA remotely in Denmark. No Carol Lynn to we we should saying well. The book was published in the mid nineties but we have a couple of clips. Felony is the wrong apologize nuances slightly hissy but they're rare to so it took ten years the book was written in the seventies and eighties and then it took ten years to find a publisher and it was it was a small probably lachance says and he just he says it basically circulated as Samizdat fraternities. I never knew that you read the opening my first thought it was if you're a publisher editor you'd read that and after two pages you think I'm in yeah because it's so thirty two. He just does a pretty in he was to suit literature for thirty years. I believe before he published his first novel and it so literature is so spot on from the word go thing just as a writer look at those first. Two pages picked by penguin didn't it. I think that was what made the difference yes. I'm told that on the time it wasn't advanced age it's also true.
"west end" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"West End community council and more this Friday to talk about what he calls her unique situation. Jack. Crumley News Radio seven hundred wwl w ready for the latest traffic and weather together this early Wednesday morning just had look at the traffic cameras and no major delays or accidents on the freeways, but if you do see an accident, or if you get stuck in construction traffic, give us a call I at four to one news now the latest forecast from the advanced dentistry weather center, we moving your fear of seeing the dentist with the help of IV sedation. Learn more at no fear is dot com. Mostly clear skies and a low down to forty five degrees for Wednesday, mostly sunny, increasing clouds though, and we'll see a high of sixty eight looking ahead warmer on Thursday, mid seventies. With clouds rain as soon as Thursday night into Friday from your severe weather station. Nine first warning chief meteorologist, Steve Raleigh. News Radio seven hundred wwl w radars clear. Fifty three news a service of progressive insurance. Cincinnati police sent to William Howard Taft road and victory Parkway in walnut hills last night after shots fired at around nine thirty once on scene police locating the victims one was shot in the buttocks area. The other in the foot police say the two should be fine. No information on any suspects closed lower on worries about the global economy. The Dow fell one hundred ninety points, the NASDAQ gave up forty four and the SNP snapped an eight day winning streak closing down seventeen in. Austria's companies and banks led the way lower Caterpillar fell two and a half percent city group gave up one point three percent. Tech companies also lost ground chipmaker Invidia falling one point three percent. Crude oil prices fell forty two cents a barrel to close at sixty three dollars and ninety eight cents. The International Monetary Fund gave traders something to worry about lowering its forecast for global growth this year. They heads of some of the nation's largest banks had to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for hearing that could produce political fireworks, but few policy changes if any Jamie diamond of J.
"west end" Discussed on Correspondents Report
"Now in the nineteen seventies. And eighties success of mega shows like cats Jesus Christ superstar in phantom of the opera transformed musicals so much. So that in London's West End musical theater is now the dominant commercial force and some performances run for decades Europe, correspondent Linton. Besser took in dinner and show. Gilgit feta on shafts spree avenue is completely overwhelmed. The front lobby of the nine hundred eighty six seat theatre is so packed with Londoners in overcoats scarves. The champagne drinking crowd spills into the street. One of the things that you really are struck by is how small the front of house area is the the feature at south is predominantly the theater. So you you can walk into a tiny little forever. It's crushed and half. The audience is standing outside is a former musical director. And now professor of musical theater. But you're in a beautiful fitter that created with great ornamentation color. And then you almost immediately have to go up downstairs into the foyers of the theater in the foyers are essentially probably a ball on each floor. We don't have huge for it. Because of course, you know, land is so valuable in them, particularly skews in the waste end also known as these land in amazing place. It's a conglomeration of about forty. That have being around some of them since eighteen hundred so a long long history, and we they're all in type geographic proximity to each other. So there's an area in in called West End, which describes where mostly based on the cases. And you know, it's it's bright lights and and big solve. That's marchington. A long standing British CD critic musicals as a has become the dominant commercial fourth office. We have the western now produces over forty states in the West End, probably at least half of those. That's not more are now housing rubbing musicals. Tonight. It's a revival of company a Stephen Sondheim classic from nineteen seventy and it's been given. A new twist the lead role of Bobby a thirty five year old man. Unable to commit to a serious relationship has been given for the first time to woman a hush finally falls of the rowdy theater. What you get in a a musical very often. You don't Decima play. If you got some insight into the characters thinking and that through so. So the characters thinking can be a little Christ through moments of song. And the tendency is that those songs tend to reveal emotion, and they reveal emotion much more fully because of the role of music a music has a a way of drawing audiences in two involvement with characters and that's been discussed in newer science. But music allows allows access to our emotional world much more effectively than just a simple spoken language. She says. In the nineteen seventies and nine hundred ninety s the very nature of musical theater was forever transformed. With the advent of mega performances such as cats Jesus Christ superstar and phantom of the opera all of them associated with the British composer and musical impresario. Andrew Lloyd Webber changed dramatically with the midst musicals of Android weather. Which would run for years and years and years before about the war occasional shows that would run for years, but it was the exception. Now, the mega musicals the cost of production is such that the there is a requirement that shows will for quite long periods of time before they even recoup their costs. So beloved, and so enduring the have run for decades, all incredibly popular with the public and. An open ended Lund says one for I mean, maybe before. Four year in the West End, they run for you years where plays typically only run Nava converts them sixteen weeks as with all things the story of the dominance of musical theatre boils down to money brame Eum tickets to the current smash hit Hamilton have been sold for more than eight hundred dollars. It's profoundly. Because if you if you hit if you hit it big, I mean, the thing is the line came now have made seven billion dollars worldwide. That's more than any film or CD or other medium in history, nothing of taking money advice. So the people who creates the liking I've made a fortune, unfortunately, musical Costa most of money on as well. So unfortunately, also use of money though from aids so it's a high risk game a single flop on West End can quickly. Bring soaring musical careers to juddering halt. That was a show called bene- debt, which was very unfortunate in only running weeks and also in the nineteen sixties twang by Lionel bonds blocked and lost him his foot Choon his fortune that had been gained by the show on. That's why some of London's with this spidery steakhouses and crumbling. Plaster are in need of a little tender loving care in light twenty thirteen forty minutes into a performance of the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. The ceiling of the grand Apollo theater on shaft spree avenue collapsed on the audience. Abby seeming. In the West End seeing the okay nights of an undergrad Weber musical, Stephen ward. And I like on my mobile phone at the end of the show. I call these messages about the disaster happened on Chelsea I'm riding type of an even bigger disaster. Happened on shelf seventy then happened in with fierce. It's annoying. And that's so that we've just seen see more dire. Luckily off the front page of the paper by the people. There's no sign of any such catastrophe at company, which has enjoyed packed houses and rive. Linden Besse their London kicking his heels.
"west end" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"These were really interesting you ate the heads and the tails. Yeah. So like a salt and pepper shrimp. There's a special kind of shrimp that I was going to ask you about blue Caledonia shrimp. They eat the plankton, and somehow that makes it so that their shells are a little less rough. Yeah. So you can eat them easier. Yeah. They were really quite good. Yeah. No there. I'm really impressed by the fact that this is going to be sort of a an interesting venture. This is in the West End. And it's Zimmerman along with his partnership with the Rojo guys, and they are doing this. It's going to be open luncheon dinner every day eleven to eleven and they've got Tiki cocktails and they've got near the menu is full of dim sum and platters in shambles. And things like that. I think it's going to be jam packed from the gecko. They're officially opening on Monday. That's what they've said. And I think it's going to be interesting. I think it will be I the things I tasted were really great. And I know that. People that they're working with as far as developing recipes. But just to be clear and Zimmerman said this himself, it's not about being the super Sheffi passion project this business venture. Which means you have to make those decisions to appeal to more people than just that super elite foodie class. Right. That's a smart thing to say on the gecko because I think a lot of people have expectations. I think he's in the I think he's in the firing scope from. He does. And damned if he does if he does something that's too weird. It'll be too weird. If he does something that's to normal. It'll be to normal. Andrew do what you deal. I'm just no, I think they're going to do this really well, and then they're gonna you know, they're going to branch out locally, they're going to do a couple more locally. And then they will expand into other markets. Okay. So it'll be interesting. I love it. But you're did you did you find one I had to move some things around in my brain. Okay. I did it is the golden fig autumn elixir. Oh, okay. I'm in the autumn elixir is a drink drink mix. Yeah. Made with like Honey and apple cider and warm spices. And it is premade, and you get in the refrigerated section at golden pig, and you used us with whisky you can use that with Jen and make like kind of a Moscow or vodka and make like a Moscow mule situation for fall or you could put it just insider and lake mauled. Hot thing, you could serve it as a mock tail so add a little sort of water. Make it a little bubbly for people that aren't having alcohol or the driver of your group. So that is my top two in our second choice, the autumn elixir at the golden fake. Okay. That's a good thing to pick up. It's also a good hostess gift bringing it to if you're being invited to the feast. That's something you could bring for someone to have.
"west end" Discussed on Bizarre Life with Dan Wootton
"Source of creativity. But we get to carry the legacy of her and what a visionary and what a maverick. She was and it gets to weave through the the life of this show. And it's it's such a source of pride that we were the first all female creative team on Rodway believe where the use of female creative team on the West End, which is a huge deal. So by that you mean, the key people behind this musical as in the direct the right? The song the song writer all women. Right. Exactly. Yeah. The core created so choreographer book writer director composer. We also have a female music director as well. And we worked with some wonderful, wonderful men are lighting designers. A man are. Our sound designer are set designer. So I'm not I love men. Don't get me wrong. But it was really exciting to sort of naturally fall into this team that it wasn't. I always bring this up because it wasn't an a casting agenda. We just happened to look around well into the process and be like wait has anyone done this before? And so I just like that. I like that part of the story because it feels like we get to just be an example of one way it can look even when you're not paying attention. So yeah, we're very proud of that. Shuffled elites repeats two categories for you today. So we studied with your pulp Chris our so three choices ob- Nuff zone. In two thousand seven that was of course, you'll I you hit reached number four and the chance here king of anything. Two thousand ten which so.
"west end" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"L w. In Jeff burnings coming up in about ten minutes and talk about what happened this morning. And talking about a groundbreaking all of this kind of stuff. And also the fact that. The city council. The Clouds'll members are going to have to kind of play ball a little bit and pass more enabling legislation. They're hoping it's going on. But also it's been released to what the FCC has agreed to do at the press conference. And I'm gonna I'm gonna go briefly over some of the headlines of what FC's agreed to do which to me is nothing short of a bribery, which they shouldn't have had to have done, but they had to do the contractor which is Turner hard to construct the stadium ahol-hold to job fairs, and they're going to give precedence over at these job. Fairs to West End residents in order to hire them also FC, we'll be adduced pairing member a dues paying member of the western business association dues or a thousand dollars FC will help establish have residential parking program, including support of a parking permit district. Permits would keep on street spaces available for residents on game days. The team will pay ten thousand. Dollars to implement the parking program next an annual West End day, celebrating the history and culture of the neighborhood. We'll be planned FC will provide the stadium is a host location for the West End day, celebrating the history and culture of the West End next FC will pay prevailing wages during the construction of the project, which is much more expensive than non-privileged wages next FC Cincinnati will create a scholarship program for western students. No dollar amount has been committed. But it will be significant next FC will commit to hiring twenty-five percent. Black owned businesses. Seven percent woman owned businesses. Thirty percent small businesses for construction next residents of West End, low income individual living in Cincinnati, and those who have previously been Carson it will be given preferences. Now the words if you're if you're getting out of jail, if you've been if you of a criminal conviction you get preference in. Hiring to work in the stadium. FC will become a West End ethnic association member to continue by the way, I'm not done yet. This has to do they will pay one hundred thousand dollars annually to the West End youth soccer program, they will pay one hundred thousand dollars annually every year for the West End community building initiatives, they will make a one time one hundred thousand.
"west end" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Johnston county Hansie Smithfield, North Carolina company recalling about eighty nine thousand pounds of ready to eat ham products that. May contain listeria the ready to eat deli loaf ham items were produced from April the third of last year to October the second of this year and have the number E S T M as in Mary two six four six inside the USDA Mark of inspection. These items were shipped to mainly customers on the east coast, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia a deal has been reached that will move a company out of the West End clearing land for a parking garage alongside the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium. The deal calls for relocating tristate building supply to lower price hill Celts McGregor. Landsman says tristate will give the city one hundred and seventy five thousand dollars and that money will go into a fund whatever it takes that makes you the people and the small businesses in the West End our health harmless or get to participate in south at the dollars from the from the sale will go to supporting folks in the West End. So they could stay in the West End land's. Calls the deal a win for everyone involved. Rickyandtina NewsRadio seven hundred wwl W dot your help. Once this snow starts flying around back fill some of our plowing need. They're thinking ahead to the winter months. Oh dot as they need. Snowplow drivers. Ryan Cunningham with oh dot says, you also have to have a class a CDL and pass some other tasks in order to qualify pass a physical ability tests, which is lifting fifty to one hundred towns, and that's basically work that would require filling dump trucks empty in dump trucks things along those lines. And then they have to pass a criminal background check and drug screening. He says qualified applicants should apply online. Allison Wyant, News Radio seven hundred eighty wwl. So what do you think are the top three most valuable global brands? Apple Google and Amazon come in as the top three brands in the world. That's according to a top one hundred list ranked by inter brand best global brands Facebook only comes in at number nine. It used to rank higher into brand says Facebook's brand value has declined six percent. The past year new on the list this year Spotify and Subaru a couple of brands that had fallen off the list are back including Chanel which reentered at twenty three this year Nintendo returned at ninety nine apple and Google. Meanwhile, have been the top two brands for the past six years. Linda Lopez ABC news so big surprise there. Our next update will be at eleven thirty. I'm rob carpenter. News Radio seven hundred wwl double.
"west end" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"We are not Hus. Of cheese cries for. How so? I am Kim Scott, and we are in Atlanta historic West End. My faith allows me to be centered. It gives me a peace and so my faith is everything. One thing that I pray for is just, you know, if there's a public safety issues in my neighborhood, you know, our prayer gets that and that our quality of life is not jeopardised. We've gone through a transition with the new mayor in new administration. So usually are pray that you know the new administration make good choices and good decisions on behalf of the constituents in the residents of Atlanta and that they're not using their power in the position to manipulate people, but that it will be for the good will of the people that voted them in. So those are some of the things that are pray about pretty consistently. I don't know if Gabby shared with you, but I was a candidate for Atlanta city council for this district last year, so is really excited to, you know, be in that race and we'll do it again when it comes up next term. Would you learn about the campaign less time, but you're going to keep in mind for next time. One thing is that we take for granted people, you know, people matter the voices matter and what you know, concerns them concerns them. I didn't take that for granted, but I think it just really hit home. The different things that they were concerned about and the fact that you know, sometimes they felt like they didn't have a voice. What is your biggest regret? You have any regrets. Not necessarily regret some, you know, I was married for almost ten years in. So the divorce was kind of traumatic experience for me because I come from a family oriented environment on, but out of that came some aspirations and goals that probably never would have done because I, I never would have run as a candidate for city council, but was Mary because you know, I was always concentrated and taught is special black southern women that come from family environment where taught, you know, to be a good wife into a good mother, and but you know, after that experience, you know one of the things that got, you know, shared with me during my prayer meditation time is that I led you in this wilderness to see what was in your heart. And so out of that Cain, you know, the aspirated desire in the bravery to do some things that are probably never would have done if I was. Still married. When does the next campaign season Rev up with how soon do you have to get organized guys? Again, organiz right now. So the term is every four years. So we're starting now with, you know, some of those and you know now even open to other things you know. So again, I never would have kind of branched out and did this, but you know, Atlanta's just only the beginning. From the West End in Atlanta, Georgia is one neighborhood. Everybody story out of the blocks. Support for out of the blocks comes from the Maryland institute college of art mica founded in eighteen twenty six as the Maryland institute for the promotion of the mechanic. Arts is one of the oldest art colleges in the United States. Mica is located at.
"west end" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"It's a bungalow, so welcome to our grand entryway foyer living room and then two feet over is the dining room. I'm Caroline SIMS and we are in West End where on Beecher street southwest and we have fabulous neighbors, which is why we moved here. My husband and I both work in midtown and we're really tired of forty five minutes to an hour commute everyday both ways. So we just started driving and knew that we were ready to settle down and find a a home rather than just renting and kind of not really staying put soon as we drove into West End, we saw the houses and saw everybody out doing yard work, and it was just this almost instantly clicked. We just we actually met all of our neighbors. Before we even offered on this house, we were poking around in the front yard and our neighbors across the street. John Kia said, hey, you guys interested in the house and we sort of awkwardly stood there. Yes. Is that okay? 'cause he never. I mean, you, you don't know if your neighbors are going to be excited to know you or if they're gone. We don't like that couple and they invited us over for a party that night and said, hey, we're having a bunch of neighbors over maybe you wanna get to know the people that live in the neighborhood before you make a decision on the house. And we sort of hemmed in hod and went, I don't know. Maybe they were just being nice to us. They didn't really want us to show up, but we showed up and we said, thanks for the invite. We actually came and they went, oh my God, we can't believe you came. And it was just this amazing opportunity to get to know everybody. And after that, it just sealed the deal. We realized as soon as we left, we went, we have to offer on the house. We're home. It's probably not judgment for a lot of people who've lived here for a long time to see the changing demographics of the neighborhood. I feel like there's a lot of people I'm in my mid thirties. There's a lot of people, my age and younger that are not really interested in making long commutes out to the suburbs. And if you live in a city, enjoy the city live in the city in really invest in it. So that's how we felt moving into a neighborhood that had such a long history in Atlanta, and you know, we really found a home here. It's been great. Must people are that oriented to heaven, a sense of place. In mine may come from the fact that I grew up on a farm, and so you definitely embrace something called place and what you get from it. You have a sense of what grass smells like when it's freshly cut, you can still remember all of those kinds of snails and things so that there is a sense of place. That's the way I feel about West End. My name is JoAnne Rhone. I love this neighborhood. I went to school here. I came to grant. It was school here and Atlanta University School of social work in nineteen sixty four. And I decided to stay here. When I started trying to get a alone to buy a house, I had saved the money to make deposit, but I could not get a loan because I was not married, and it was doubly difficult for me because I'm an African American woman. I was told over and over and over and over and over again. No. The person who was head of the national Bank of Georgia served on a committee that we serve on the committee together. So it happened that I came to a meeting with tha that didn't really want to because I was really sick and tired of trying to make something happen for other people that I can even make happen for myself. And so I was on usually perturbed in the meeting. That was not. That will not my usual personality and participating though. So he wanted to know what the manner with me, you know, and I described what I had gone through all of these different places. And then he tell me that he was the head of that national Bank of. And said, come and see me. And we'll talk. So that made a difference for me. You're, you're a single woman, but you don't live here alone. You have your dog. Tell me dog's name Pepe..
"west end" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"My father had mentioned past about five years ago. So if you've ever lived with a person that has any type of dementia, you learned to appreciate small things in life. And so is that tell folks if you wake up in the morning, you look at the ceiling and you know who we are, where you are a wonderful day. My name is Carl Barnes. A resident of West End since nineteen seventy three graduate of Georgians to technology, seventy three masters in city planning from Georgia Tech and seventy seven NBA award in school. As I have to make young folk Linda STAN. This is not the Atlanta Lanta back in the fifties and sixties. I've seen signs on the public accommodations on the bus and particularly white to front color to real. I've seen colored water fountains in Atlanta, so it is evolved over time. How old are you now if I can. I was born in nineteen fifty, so I'm sixty eight Bova my parents will eight BC. You graduates back in the forties. So as a -cation has always been a gateway in my family. I maybe even I'm thinking right now about wanting to get a PHD Beck over Georgia Tech, obviously in city planning because we gotta get young folks to understand that when you see the though the show up the game. So I would tell young folks and old folks keep reading. We ain't got no choice. A lot of times you gotta help young folks to see that their story is not new. Talk to someone who's been here before they can tell you what a pothole on streak and you ain't got to step in the pot..
"west end" Discussed on Out of the Blocks
"Slash invest for more. Special kind of feeling to open up a photo album, isn't it? It is. I love looking at photos as a matter of fact, if I go to someone's home and I see photos, I'm just in heaven. I love looking at everybody else's old photos as well. That's a shot of me and six grade. I think. You were in the door kids. Thank you. My name is caylin Thomas and we are in the West End right now on my street of Holderness. I graduated from Howard University in Washington, c, with a broadcast journalism degree, and I was recruited by CNN. And so that's how I ended up coming to it Lanta I didn't really have any family here. I moved to Atlanta from Baltimore, and I have to say, when I first came to Atlanta, I thought I have just landed in Mayberry. I thought, okay, I'll give CNN two years out because I just couldn't believe how you know. I thought this was such a little country town when I came in, but Atlanta continued to grow. And I started to really, really love it and and smy being here for thirty four years. So I've really, really loved Atlanta to me at -lanta is the city. In the south to be in. I have a shot here of my high school Crom. Oh, you guys look good. Junior prom. How do you think that teenager compares to the person you are now. You know, I wish I could tell that young girl not to be too stuck on deadlines of win. Everything has to happen in your life because I had a whole plan of what age I would be for everything that happened in my life and just to realize that life changes and you have to go with Flo turned out differently for you than you expected a would when you were the girl in picture? Oh, yes. Yes, I did get married, but I got divorced. You know, I did work at CNN, but I got laid off. So you know you, you have to be prepared for the changes in life and know how to. Move with the changes. What's what's next for you? Well, I have to say that I'm hoping what's next is moving back to Baltimore, and it's interesting because it's something I always said I would never do, but as I get older and my parents get older, I realized I really need more time with my family. My parents gave a such a good life and sacrificed a lot for us to have a good life. So I really want them to have a good last chapter..