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"zhang" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Leaving health officials scrambling to catch up to omicron Here's Julien health commission official Zhang yin this past weekend She says our medical resources were insufficient meaning our ability to isolate people quickly was limited and our emergency response was not enough The result has been a return to full lockdown of jilin province home to 24 million people in Shanghai and Beijing all schooling has been moved online indefinitely China has contained omicron outbreaks before but none has gotten as big as the current search And the strain is already showing because cities are running out of isolation facilities to put tens of thousands of close contacts Here's John again She says we misjudge the omicron variant and the government's monitoring has not been good enough Even before this surge a minority of voices had been calling for a new approach To vaccinate heavily and begin living with an endemic COVID One of these voices is Zhang Wen Holm the well-known director of a Shanghai hospital Almost before the vaccine launch we know that we have to live with the virus This week John penned a long online essay saying China was not ready to open up just yet but the recent outbreak showed China needed more sustainable long-term strategies So far health authorities say they will stick to zero COVID The alternative to live with COVID would be disastrous in a country with a fragile hospital system And they've done so well in the past at containing COVID that there's very little natural immunity Nearby Hong Kong is a warning of the cost of failure The city is still logging more than 25,000 new cases a day and suffering the world's highest COVID rate of fatality Emily fang and pure news Beijing This is NPR news It's on double D one Coming up on morning edition climate.
Filmmaker Zhang Yimou returns for Olympics opening ceremony
"Filmmaker filmmaker Sean Sean able able returns returns to to help help orchestrate orchestrate the the winter winter Olympics Olympics opening opening ceremony ceremony Chinese Chinese state state media media says says renowned renowned filmmaker filmmaker Guillermo Guillermo who who directed directed and and or or inspiring inspiring opening opening ceremony ceremony for for the the summer summer Olympics Olympics in in Beijing Beijing in in twenty twenty oh oh eight eight is is returning returning for for the the twenty twenty twenty twenty to to win win two two games games sounds sounds promising promising a a simpler simpler opening opening ceremony ceremony with with a a bold bold idea idea for for the the lighting lighting of of the the Olympic Olympic flame flame and and the the design design of of the the cold cold room room shuns shuns directed directed three three also also nominated nominated films films including including raise raise the the red red lantern lantern in in nineteen nineteen ninety ninety one one I'm I'm Charles Charles the the last last month month
CNN's Jake Tapper Slams Major Corporations for Being 'Blinded' by Chinese Cash
"But Jake tapper mainly because of his concerns over paying Shui. Paying who is the tennis player? Am I getting that right? Accused China's former vice premier Jean galo of sexually assaulting her. And so then she disappeared, of course, because it's China. Tapper emphasized the world tennis association's attempt to protest China's brutality I'm reading from mediaite. I can't believe I'm reading from mediaite. It's kind of weird segment as this. Is far more strident than what the International Olympic Committee has done to prepare to host for the 2020 winter games. Tapper said, yes, the Olympics are supposed to be free without politics. But this is not about politics. The allegations against the Chinese government go far beyond his treatment of Shwe. That's the least of our concerns. But the real problem is that people that pay U.S. taxes and that are allegedly U.S. citizens, they have gotten unbelievably rich off of allowing China to rise to power. Many members at the top levels of the generation that came to power in the 70s and 80s, the septuagenarian generation, the Pelosi and Schumer's, they prioritized instant stimulus profits from Mainland China over the welfare of the nation. Here's CNN Jake tapper. I mean, he just unleashes on this. I'm sure he'll be reprimanded. Play cut 13 right now. That Simpsons episode in Hong Kong disappeared like Peng Shi. Disappeared, like citizen journalist Zhang Jian, whom the Chinese government has locked up for telling the truth about COVID-19. Disappeared like the consciences of the millionaires and billionaires in Hollywood and the NBA and the IOC and Wall Street are all so eager for Chinese cash. They are pretending none of this is happening. There is no amount of money that can buy enough soap to wash that blood off their hands. So, I'm going to give you the cynical interpretation that I'm going to give you the other interpretation. The cynical interpretation as Jake tapper doesn't believe that. And he found some sort of intern that isn't a Bolshevik at CNN and said, hey, I want the 9 p.m. slot for Fredo that was just fired. Can you just like take some of Tucker's monologues and then launder them through a CNN filter? And then let me say them because then I can get the 9 p.m. slot. That's the cynical interpretation is that Jake tapper found some intern that isn't a communist that CNN and wrote that monologue after that. I'll be honest, that was a copy paste of something that Tucker Carlson has been saying for the last three years.
U.S. 'deeply concerned' about missing tennis star Peng Shuai as pressure mounts on China
"An employee of Chinese state TV has posted photos of missing tennis stopping sway the move comes as more more people love voicing concern over twice disappearance also she accused a senior leader of sexual assault the photos appeared on Twitter the state TV employee right that paying it pasted them herself on the WeChat message service China's ruling Communist Party is under increasing pressure to prove that paying is safe and able to speak freely Pang disappeared shortly after posting a statement on social media accusing former vice premier Zhang Gowdy forcing her to have sex with him despite repeated refusals the controversy is politically or quit as the Chinese capital prepares
"zhang" Discussed on There Are No Girls on the Internet
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"zhang" Discussed on There Are No Girls on the Internet
"Availability. It's like serious here. While working at Facebook, Sophie found that foreign governments in places like India, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador, have been using fake Facebook accounts to generate fake engagement to manipulate their citizens. She found evidence of corrugated campaigns doing this in an attempt to manipulate political outcomes and to help or hinder certain political leaders. And even though this was technically against Facebook's rules, there really wasn't anybody whose job it was to stop it. So Sophie decided to do it herself. On top of our official job at Facebook, she worked to flag these fake accounts. Now if you ask me, I would say that Facebook probably should have given her a raise and thanked her for doing this extra work to make their platform that much more secure. But they fired her instead. When you started uncovering what Facebook calls this inauthentic behavior, you basically were like, oh, you know, we know this is happening, but no one's really enforcing a policy against curbing it. And so you kind of single handedly made that your business, even though it wasn't really technically your job. Did you feel sort of motivated by an internal system of morality? Were you like, well, this is wrong, and I have to stop this. What motivated you to take this on? Facebook has no official stoke and nothing at Facebook, it's someone else's problem. And that was always what I use that internally as an excuse. And what this means is that when you say something wrong, you don't assume it's someone else's problem. You don't seem someone else's exit because when you do that, it runs like well, that person can fix it, that we can convict it. I'm not doing it myself. And the idea is that when you see something wrong, you step in and fix it yourself. And this is a smoke. And of course, that's not actually get obeyed very much. But I mean, it gave me some official cover where I was there. Ultimately, of course, I was Proust only motivated to do this. It fell in a gray area where I could argue it was within my purview, even though what I was expecting to do. Do you think that your work trying to combat these inauthentic profiles? Do you think that that's why Facebook let you go? I don't know. I can not read minds. They don't know the decisions that were made by people who I know people who believe that I was let go for this reason. It's hard to me to personally say. Like the Facebook reads and I was let go, of course, was under performance. The way I would personally describe this is that it fell into two separate areas. The first was that in the second half of 2019 during performance review season, it was officially decided that the work I was doing outside what my manager told me to do did not count for my performance. And as a result, I was underperforming. The second part of it is that, of course, the pandemic hit in 2020. This resulted in many people working from home this result. I mean, many people had a lot of difficulty with it. I was one of them, my mental health and performance suffered. So I was actually anti performing them and Facebook had an official policy that in the first half of 2020, they would treat everyone as exceeding expectations because you're all exceeding our expectations by doing so well on the brave nature of the pandemic or something like that. In my case, they decided, however, but because I was already officially NG performing before the pandemic, they didn't want to give me the word for others. And they hope this makes sense. Like Facebook is a company at the end of the day. And ultimately, they hired me to do a specific job that I was trying to do in addition to this at the same time. And as anyone who's tried to hold down multiple four times jobs at the same time can tell you, it's very hard to do that. Let's take a quick break. My first day of our car was a hordes, I'll always have a soft spot for them. If the car learned to drive on, the car I took to college and even though I was a rough on that car, it never let me down. So whether you're looking for a battery electric vehicle, plugin hybrid electric vehicle or hybrid electric vehicle board has got you covered. Ford is committed to the advancement of new tech and breakthrough electric vehicles that spark the electric revolution. Ford is going above and beyond to create the smartest, most connected EVs and technology, including ports intelligent backup power and tech integration. And as a techie, you know I appreciate that. From Ford's standard hybrids to their available Ford pass connect, which includes personalization to make your ride unique to you. 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Now usually these posts are typical goodbye fair. It's been great working with you. Keep in touch. Only Sophie didn't do that. Instead, she posted a 7000 ish word screed, laying out exactly what she'd seen during her time at Facebook. In the three years I've been at Facebook, I found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse our platform on a vast scales to mislead their own citizenry and cost international news on multiple occasions. She wrote, I have personally made decisions that affected national presidents without oversight and taken action to enforce against so many prominent politicians globally that I've lost count. I have blood on my hands. So you leave Facebook when you're leaving, you publish an internal memo as you're like goodbye.
"zhang" Discussed on There Are No Girls on the Internet
"Facebook. I joined Facebook because I think Facebook has the potential to bring out the best in us. But I'm here today because I believe Facebook's products harm children stoke division and weaken our democracy. This week, her findings will be rolled out in what's being called the Facebook papers. A series of coordinated stories in 17 different media outlets based on the internal documents she photographed during her time working at Facebook. But how can isn't the first woman to blow the whistle on Facebook? In September 2020, a year before Hagen spoke out, Sophie is on, a woman of color who worked as a data scientist at Facebook, uncovered that Facebook was slow to act or in some cases did nothing at all about coordinated fake campaigns by foreign governments that were manipulating citizens and destabilizing democracies. Only, when Sophie spoke up, she didn't get to testify before the Senate, or go on 60 minutes to tell the world what she'd found. And in some cases, media outlets didn't even refer to her as a whistleblower. Just some former employee, Sophie is the kind of person who would rather be at home playing with her two cats than doing interviews. But that hasn't stopped her. She continues to speak up, including recently testifying before parliament in the UK. When a whistleblower speaks up, we all see the polished interviews and hear the snappy sound bites. But Sophie wants people to know the reality. That whistleblowing can be thankless, dangerous, personally costly work. Here's Sophie's story. Sophie John, street her cater. That's absolutely right. That's absolutely why you wanted me to speak. You just wanted me to go on at night about how could my cats are and how actually you probably know me, but here as a whisper and former Facebook employee. So I have to ask before we get into everything, just with everything that's going on with Facebook and your role in whistleblowing. How are you? Are you feeling supported? Are you feeling overwhelmed? How selfie doing? And why must be feeling in a bit overwhelmed, but I don't in case you didn't know I'm an introvert who hates any and attention and hates the public spotlight and just wants to stay home and put my cats and so frankly, I sort of wish that I had gotten a PR for a more something if nothing else judging by the difference in responses. I mean, I did ask for I did ask for one was 13. They turned me down and they decided that I would Yolo it. As it turns out, you are knowing this does not work. Let me tell you that. Yeah, I mean, that's actually a great place to start, you know, ask someone who is an introvert, ask someone who is not really that interested in being in the public eye, what has it been like navigating this experience as someone who doesn't really want to put themselves out there like that? It's been difficult. It's honestly a bit like pointing teeth. But I mean, I think many people can relate to the experience in general of doing something that they don't need to don't want to do because it's important. I think most people don't want to wake up at 6 a.m. in the morning to go into the office or something like that. But most but many people do it anyways. And because they need to make a living to survive and I see this is just another version of the same thing. There are parts that I was surprised at how well I do, like frankly, frankly, when I started to migrate, it's very much that I would have a panic attack on live national television or something. And there's other things that I've learned about myself, like apparently I statue when I'm nervous in an interview with something like that, which is which I mean, I don't usually do in everyday conversation. And it's not that I notice. That's actually a good thing to point out. I feel like people don't realize the cost, like the personal cost of whistleblowing that it comes with a lot of work, a lot of physical stress, a lot of challenges, and when you do it, you are kind of taking a lot on that. I don't think people really see. People just want to see this like polished eloquent person, speaking truth, but then they don't see the stress and the physical manifestations of what that looks like. Yes, I'm not published or under quant, actually, I have a bit of a ton of my face right here. My personal excuse is that I have nothing to hide from the people of the world that is my excuse for not wearing makeup. It's easy to think of tech employees as having tons of lucrative job opportunities at the ready. But that wasn't really Sophie situation. In fact, when she first started working at Facebook, she just kind of needed a job. And Facebook, with its massive influence on all of our lives, well, here was a chance she thought to make some real change to have a hand in making Facebook a real tool for good from the inside. So what brought you to working in tech? How did you wind up working at Facebook in the first place? Frankly, I needed a job to make money to survive. I applied to a lot of data, Facebook gave me an offer, it's the honest explanation. I applied to a bunch of them. I was expecting a few others to accept. If I had waited a bit, maybe I would have gotten some more offers, but Facebook had an offer. And honestly, I was also partly motivated because they wanted to help fix Facebook because it's easy for a lot of people, especially in America in the United States to say which you just create Facebook and not use it. But that's not an option for many people in most of the world. Inputs, for instance, rural India in Africa, for instance, Facebook is essentially the Internet and people do not have the option to leave it. And so by refusing to work for a company like this, you essentially really increase any influence that you could have over it. And they thought it was important for me to try and fix the company from the inside to give the chance at least. And I think they did a competition drivers there. Then they would have been able to from outside the company. For instance, I took down the trophy and operations of two separate road governments. And ultimately, a lot of people have made that consideration. Like when they joined Facebook and told them a dancing Facebook was good for the world. And it was starting to try and fix it. They told me you'd be surprised how many people feel that way. And I don't want to say that through most people. A lot of people just want to do the 96 and go home at the end of the day, which is perfectly understandable. I knew people who were for instance on H one B visas, which means that they residencies tied to their employment. And so for instance, some of them were unhappy with the situation, but didn't feel comfortable speaking out because if they did, they could get fired and immediately deported back home. In other cases, maybe people have families that they need to support but maybe they have 6 relatives maybe they have children with et cetera. And what's up thoughing is not for everyone, you take on search and risks, both financial, they go personal, et cetera. And even rocking the boat, it's not something that many people do not feel comfortable with. But they are certainly also people at Facebook who feels strongly about fixing the idea and try to worry how to do so while they were there. Many of them have seen stuff to the company, some of them have spoken out to varying extents. Like this always going to be a self selection bias by which I mean, if you think Facebook is that where you are less likely to work for Facebook, if you think the Facebook is the greatest sense and sliced bread, you are more likely to work for Facebook. If you think that podcasts are evil, you are not likely to start a podcast or listen to one. And so the people who are listening right now are probably mostly do not have negative opinions about podcasts. And that sort of self seduction bias happens in everything. Facebook did regular surveys of how many events employees thought that Facebook was making the road better. That number that number is actually between 50 and 70% Y was there. It was on the high end. It was much lower. It got to its 50% million left. And that may sound very high to you, but it's also important to remember, we have a certain advantage coming from the United States and Europe presumably surveys have generally shown people much more positive Facebook in countries like Indonesia compared to the United States where the mood is very negative, because for many people, Facebook is the way that they connect to people. And they aren't any other options, any other.
The Ivy League Doesn't Just Train Tyrants for Our Oligarchy...
"John, smear, you've got a thousand articles that stream dot org. What should we talk about now? Well, I have a piece I did with our good friend Jason Jones and the title is the Ivy League doesn't just train tyrants for our oligarchy. Harvard is churning out commandants for Uighur concentration camp. Okay, not a joke. This is serious. Jason Jones is a hero, what do you say in the article about what I believe is doing? Well, the Financial Times reported and the daily caller reprinted. Two officials who oversee detention camps accused committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims in Zhang China previously received fellowships from Harvard University, the Financial Times reported. They studied at the Harvard University's center for democratic governance and innovation while pursuing a doctorate. We were asked center. Yes. ASH center for democratic governance and innovation. Doesn't that sound like a nice, happy, clappy thing, democratic governance and Internet innovation? Well, when you hear happy phrases like that, on the lips of Harvard people, what they really mean is genocide camps in China for Christians and Muslims who won't tow the government
"zhang" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"CBS is we? Zhang has more. Nearly two dozen Republican governors have publicly opposed the plan. Clearly, we have a president acting outside the bounds of the Constitution. Some have even threatened to sue the administration. Mr Biden's response. Bring it on have at it. I am so disappointed that Particularly some of Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids. The White House says it believes it's on solid legal ground based on existing laws that ensure employees the right to a safe and healthy work space. Police and Federal Way made an arrest in connection with a shooting at a grocery store yesterday. The man was booked on first degree assault charges. Police say he is accused of shooting a wind coast store employee in the chest the victim expected to survive. Witnesses say the suspect was intoxicated and upset. He wasn't allowed to buy alcohol. Effort. Detectives make an arrest in a cold case, but they still have a mystery on their hands. Here's Kyra radio stand with Wyler to explain who Penguin was stabbed to death at a House party in Everett in 2000, and four after a review of unsolved cases. A detective interviewed the homeowners again that lead to new clues and the recent arrest of a Seattle man. Detectives have not been able to find Huang Vin wins family to tell them they are asking you to call the effort. Police tip line if you can help On the eve of the 9 11 anniversary. New York Governor Kathy Hotel spoke today from Ground zero. She says security will be tight for the 20th anniversary. We feel very confident at this very moment after assessing our threats. They will be able to handle the events of this weekend and welcome people from around the world to come to this place every flexion to think about what it means, she says. They have no knowledge right now of any specific or credible terror threats. At 6 32. Let's get your camera radio. Real time traffic with Tracy Taylor. Lisa, you and I were talking off line about the Washington state ferries and the situation they're in tonight, and we're lack of crew has now come pretty much made. Several sailings canceled and everything kind of going into one vote service. I just now got word that the Edmonds Kingston ferry run. They're taking the number to Spokane, out of service and because of lack of crew, So this is canceling several of the sailing starting at 7 35 tonight, then the Michael T. O Clinton Ferry run has several sailings canceled after 7 35 as well. And on the Anacortes San Juan. Very run. You know the deal. We've got cancellations that started way back from an accord A is at 5 15. I am now hearing that there are no new vehicle.
"zhang" Discussed on The Pomp Podcast
"It would be most ideal eight. You're buying wine. That's already house Has yet to lead the winery. And you're buying it direct from the wire versus the same champagne bottle. Maybe it's in some collector in california's seller down champagne bottles. Ready move halfway around the world. There's a little bit of risk involved in that because we don't know how the shooting was was a temperature control. Did it lay on cargo dot thirty days before entering the us. So all of those are factors that we take into account them repricing. And that's why we have a distributed network of storage facilities all remote get next to the major winegrowing regions. Whether wanna napa one in bordeaux france will keep the wine as close to the source as possible because of that sort of seller premium that. You're mentioning it's a fascinating what's been the most difficult part about building this so far trumps of the platform and the technology side for us is really taking in industry. That is so huge in old and slow moving and being able to build the sort of rails to turn off all right we are a funny story is one of our major warehouses. There's billions of dollars with the wire dating. They didn't have a functioning website. And i only found through industry connection from here. You have like not a a huge really valuable place in. How can we get people like that to be able to go online with us to be able to be with our were close. So that's been a pretty interesting challenge for us to go through it. Were still a long ways to where we want to be. but we're starting to make strides. Yeah in how much of this is There's just like core core wines that everyone knows. We'll kind of appreciative. So i think of it as the s&p five point right if you invest stock cost average over a long period of time. You're pretty much a bit to go. Is that true and wine as well as where there's just like some kind of you know Some blue chips if you will That everyone tends to think they might not be the best performer. But you're not going to lose money over long periods of time. Yeah there's absolutely of blue chip so these would be the first four or does On united states winds like screaming eagle or harlan or opus. One these are ones that have been producing incredible lines for decades. You can look at the previous performance in price history and see a very steady positive correlation with age and those are ones that are hard to go down in value. Less you really mess up the storage coded. So i think that's one of the more attractive things line is. It has very low dropouts and it's hard to lose your principal absolutely and one of the things. When i was getting ready for this conversation i was actually pretty impressed with is you all have created a index yourself This like veto. Best a hundred. I think it is and to explain a little bit about what this is. How it's calculated in hawaii Owning extra trying to track the Could have the high end wine market. Yeah so the innomax. One hundred is an index that tracks pricing. Or or believe in as the top one hundred winds in the world and tracking. Not only just the most recent vintage but the prices of the last fifteen years to give you a broader sense of what that wider is capable of and the main reason is because there is very little familiarly familiarity of the wine asset class. I think the easiest way to educate people as to build bridges but things that they already understand so evil already know s and p five hundred died Companies in the world. Venus one hundred. They can kind of make that sort of john in their minds of like. Oh this is kind of the equivalent of the snp for us. Establishing sort of transparency. Trust being able to have that for the customer as something better familiar with i think is really important for really painting the way this industry. Yeah i guess part of this You can really start to break down. Not only the different regions different time periods but you can also start to break down the one marketed general. The higher end versus the lower end to track financial performance. was blown. Me away is when you look through this I think that you guys are basically tracking twelve different find wind markets around the world and Some of these are actually a pretty insane from a return perspective stone tutu. There was two separate regions that returned over eight percent. What i understand and in some of these reports actually been highlighted the fact that there was a winning bid in hong kong dollars a forty nine million for will bottles of wine like less than fifty bottles of wine forty nine billion bucks like crazy stuff. That's going on here. Yeah i mean with whether those auctions. I think it's very similar to art or kennedy's really rare collectibles. Where there's only a few in the world right. We're seeing kind of the the wealthy spending more and more on things especially with things that are irreplaceable right like for example. A wine from nineteen forty-five you know world war two. There's probably less than ten in the world and when you're rich and have that much money what do you wanna do. Wanna you wanna get with other people get hats and with the reform of line. I think especially with these last few years. It's really shown us that. Through good times that times people are still going to be drinking and really being able to enjoy life. And we've seen that kind of pattern really kind of bleed into the line market a little bit too the consumption spending for sure and that. I can't let you go without asking you I saw that you all started to accept. Bitcoin cryptocurrencies this well. So what ed look. I went into that decision. Yeah mean with the Blocks oil for the last few years. Before vino were big believers in being able to drunk is access to not only just this asset class but the way that people get it this asset class so whether it be seon whether it be mailing in chiang weather using does or big corner. Bitcoin cash like i don't care we wanna just make it easy for people. So that's why. I decided to start accepting crypto gave it it makes sense. I people paying with it or not yet. We've done few million dollars worth of turnover in the last few months just from our criminal payment gateway alone so we've definitely seen some great overlap interest in people wanna just a little bit because you think about it. It's kind of the perfect batch. Crypto is like probably the highest. All trilogy rose exciting asset class that people can invest in in the unwind which is just really released steady almost boring in terms of its return potential. But it's also kind of cool. There's no one else is doing it. Yeah what what is For you of the most personally satisfying or this whole thing as you've spend the as you're building it so i think for me. I've always had this interest in wine. I grew up in beijing in all at a time. Where red wine especially from beds was getting huge. So i'd always grown up to seeing. He's crazy bottles being abandoned when you go into a friend's house. How would you like that. Fred is.
Biden to Require Federal Workers to Be Vaccinated or Take Regular Tests
"Centers. It's 10 42 Tomorrow, President Biden plants unveiled the next steps in his effort to get more Americans vaccinated, including millions of Government workers. CBS is we Zhang reports from the White House. The president is expected to announce Thursday that all federal workers, including contractors about 10, million people must be vaccinated or undergo regular covid testing. That's under consideration right now, But if you're not, actually you're not nearly as smart as I thought you were. New York just implemented similar rules today for all state employees. Following New York City and California earlier this week. For the time being, Mr Biden will not impose requirement on the U. S
China Cancels Flights, Moves Ships as Typhoon Approaches
"As typhoon infy heads towards eastern China airline flights in the area were canceled after the monster storm dumped heavy rain on Taiwan provincial weather reports have full costs that typing info will hit J. Shang province south of Shanghai the storm has sustained winds of up to ninety five miles per hour with gusts up to a hundred and twenty miles per hour as it moved away from Taiwan heading northwest towards eastern China schools markets and businesses and J. Zhang will order to clay's road traffic was to be suspended when necessary and not contain the ships were evacuated from young son pool to Shanghai I'm Karen Thomas
"zhang" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Them. Zhang Hong says that for him, that moment was totally different. Video captured him standing among the Tibetan prayer flags at the peak. What happened? What did you know what is holding the phone? The singing Um, question the younger the wind was beating my head, he says it was like a monster. I was absolutely terrified. There was none of the excitement I expected to feel all I could feel was the wide open space and the sound of the wind. It was so stressful. Congratulations. Congratulations over a walkie talkie. He and his team shared congratulations with a film crew who has been following him for sure. Oh, my God. My parents up here! I told my God, let's take a photo and quickly go down, he says. I was only at the top, about five minutes. But he says reaching the peak was never the goal. But on three But the knocking Bush move beyond when you reach the top of Everest. You're only halfway there, he says. It's not on the way up where most mountain climbers get into trouble. It's on the way back down, so I knew I hadn't succeeded yet. He says That sense of accomplishment only came days later when he made it off the mountain. Climbing Mount Everest wasn't just about testing his physical strength. It was also about facing up to his own fears, Zhang says. It was an impossible dream, says family Shin, who led the documentary team on the climb. I thought if I would be able to follow the process, the story can reflect something larger than life. And it's a story that would affect all of us. We all need the same kind of courage to face the Mount Everest in every one of our lives. Even after facing his own Everest, Zhang Hong says he's only just begun. He hopes to complete and explorers Grand Slam reaching the seven tallest peaks in the world, along with the north and south Poles. For the world. I'm Rebecca Cancer in Shanghai. Yeah. You're listening to the world. 20 minutes after two. Let's say hello or I'll say hello. Julie Davis has been here already. There's something going on in Venetia right now is Sandy. It's grassfire North and 6 80 before Marsh. Few roads, fire crews take up the right lane there traffic at a stop from parish Road up in Fairfield. We've got a three car wreck on 80 eastbound before Pittman Road That's in the right lane. Little slow from 6.
"zhang" Discussed on Hustleshare
"The sme's to get on board. So i think one of the things that we noticed through our indonesian experience is that we grow when the startup community. Gross we grow when there are more and more estimates in the market right and so when we look at our own track record you know were the first southeast asian investment for some of the largest in the world trade of sell kleiner perkins. They've never looked at a company before and we feel like part of our responsibility is to bring disability to start of ecosystem in the philippines and to give dad startup ecosystem. Msn as all the way up to you know growth stage startups ability to have one access to capital and to just acceleration towards that new digital economy right. I think a program was a way that we could give back to the community. So basically it's a business pitch you basically submit an application online. Tell us what your business model is. And we are accepting of two thousand startups. Yeah we are sponsored. Who for a year of free services with us so basically we wanna put our money. Where about this basically right think. We have an awesome product. We think that we can really help. Startups scale help. Startups accelerate their growth with our produce. And we're staying. Try it with. No strings attached. You know we will cover your expenses up to like a certain amount. And i think that for most essays. It's almost a year's worth of just will cover all the pain fees. You use our services and figure out whether with no strings attached no upfront capital from you. It's worth it to you. Have online payments got it and even if there were strings attached again coming from me we will you send their pack. We won't use it for indonesia and the philippines. The reason why our big goal or vision is to really institutionalize how the podcasting community is and make this a real livelihood for contractors audio. We are able to do that because you were presented so again if hassle share enron surya uses it right. It's legit all right. I don't bullshit you here in this podcast. But now before i let you go yang allen. I have a couple of questions that really stuck out. They wanted to find out more about your insurance it forward to the listeners. First one is you talked about. You mentioned you learned management tips early on in your career about being a great boss. Can you talk about that. And how what would be your advice for. First time entrepreneurs her or sort of boundaries also or now into think of it in their hustle. And what are your tips to make sure that you become the best leader that can be so. I hope if my team is listening to this that this you know that resounds with them and it's something that i continue to practice my favorite book actually Like business book is called leaders. Eat last by signing senate last. Yes i think that's been my philosophy from day one and i feel like for me. They're sort of these three guiding principles when it comes to be a manager. The first is that you eat last. I feel like at least to this day. I try to be the first online blast the off. I know there will be times that my team is working without me. But i try to minimize stunt because to know that i won't call for the bridge. I think that ultimately you have to be willing to do this shit work you want someone else to be doing it for you and so i think that i never want to get to a place where i am not willing to roll up my sleeves. Just get it done. I think the second is mentorship. Is everything and i think. Mentorship tastes many different forms. But i remember that early on. I asked moses when did stop doing one on ones with every single person the company and he said at eighty people and i told myself no matter until we had eighty. I'm not even going to think about moving their structure so to this day we have now seventy five people on the ground. I have one on ones thirty minute. One on one with everyone at least once a quarter with some of the team once a month once a week. And i think that for me that face time in that ability team feel that says a transparency is so important because you drive home a mission statement in town halls. You can drive home. A mission statement in every single sink that you have but until you're one on one with somebody it's very difficult to really hear from them what they think of the mission. You're trying to get into believe it. They think there's nothing like facetime especially during the pandemic for somebody to be able to be mealy upfront with you and say i don't believe in this part of it or explain this part of it because i don't know what how my day to day grind affects our overall mission. And i think that what i focus on these wednesday tell you know everyone whether direct reports or not i wanna hear the upwards feedback as early as possible. I am humble enough to know. I am not perfect. So tell me what i'm doing wrong or tell me the things you don't understand question everything. I think the happiest. I am is when someone has listened closely enough to the mission statement vision trying to lay out for them to start poking holes in it and say but this. This seems hypocritical. Tell me why does make sense. That's a moment to me because it means that that person is so invested here. She is actually questioning and i loved. That said he'd that dialogue some point. Nobody is obligated to work for me. Nobody's obligated to work for sunday. It's a two way street right. That person is sacrificing opportunity costs pursuing other opportunities their career that person's sacrificing away from their family type of other priorities in order to give me the best hours of his or her day and so in return. It's my responsibility to figure out with. This person. Wants for the rest of his or her life as well and as much as possible. We have to give each one of our team members the opportunity to develop in the ways that they want to develop in the future right so i think that a very kind of clear understanding i used to try to establish my team is i know you're not bound to us for the rest of your life. Where do you want to be. We're hopefully we are at great terms. Choose to pursue another opportunity. What do you hope of learn from this experience. And what know opportunities. Can i give you while you're with us to make sure you're better person or closer to your personal goals by the time. You're leaving us and i think that those three principles really what guides me. Whenever i think about how i approach the learning and development is amazing totally agree because servant leadership is what it's all about. Thank you very much yang for such an amazing episode. I knew this was going to be a killer. But before i let you go invite people over if they wanna use again. Join the level up. Accelerator where did they go. And how do they do that. Visit our website it's www dot zenden dot co and just send us an inquiry on the level of program is linked from there. Take a look at everything that we have to offer. And of course feel free to reach out to me. Linked didn't readily available super happy to talk to any of these listening to all right. Thanks but before. I let you go follow from it. Ever podcast app. You're listening to spotify or apple podcast and again if we did see some chart on. Don't worry if you want to know about wastewater treatment and all that it's going to be in the show on holiday dot com and again if you wanna be part of the comedian. Grow the spot where there's going to be the hellish facebook. And lastly if you want to suggest against just chat bader end up emmy slash hustle sure powered by chat ph yang. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for having me. I had a great time really looking for during this. All right i'll see you the next episode piece..
"zhang" Discussed on Hustleshare
"Of incentive. Well let's talk about more after the break I'm mitch hose of misconceptions podcast. The talks about the struggles of modern day millennials and gen z. As you'll navigate through college entered the real world build our couriers. Let's talk about the realities of adulting and corporate road. But no one will tell you about these things you wish you knew sooner to get the head or simply just to get by. Join me in. My gas. Misconceptions as we discuss maximizing college life after college building your career self-improvement relationships and anything and everything that will help you on your personal and career development to make sure you check out my podcast. A few listening to this episode. See there rick. We are with yan yangjiang again. Who told us again how she dow got into send it in house able to skill. But i understand. I'm also in the process of expanding in the we have a team of around five now in indo. And this is the first time that i've ever expanded business overseas. This is my tenth year s a startup. eleventh year actually started founder. And it's scary as hell. I don't it's like the first start all over again. i know some. Some things are apply in indo from philippine. Lot of new ones as we have to adjust on. And i understand from your of view. What the dynamics are that. You have with the head office in jakarta when when when you did this with moses because again lucille moment still there's gonna be a lot of nuances that you have to do and you still have to have a lot of wiggle room to do to do you make it as big as it is now. How did that dynamic were fortunate in that ended has in an experiments framework already. So i think for us. Experiment team is basically like a swat team Five people that that's usually recap it that goes out. The problem finds product market fit. And if we find if we clear that thirty percent month-on-month growth bar then gets restores to turn into a real product so the philippines was the largest most ambitious experiment. We've ever taken on but it still took the same mindset. So i think early on maybe almost a year. The philippines ran very independently from the home office particularly through the early part of covid because everything had to pivot quickly. We had to make a lot of decisions. You know day to day. That really affected the roadmap. We really couldn't plan the same way that you know. The rest of the company has like a series b startup could plan and then just about six months ago. We really started this effort to as we started to see traction build up in the philippines was quite clear until he's here to stay. You really start this effort of trying to integrate back into our bu operations and so now kind of settled on his hybrid model. That i really love. Which is that. We get to take advantage of economies of scale. Obviously a lot of the operational stuff needs to be centralized in order for us to continue to grow so i think things like customer success. Our customer success team is regional. Our product specialists our regional. A lot of what. That operation side is regionalised as much as possible so that we can take advantage of like machine learning based fraud detection. We don't want to have to build out to models for two different countries arcelor. What remains very localized are couple of functions so on the partnership side because partnerships is so specific to each country. And it'd be both so many soft skills that partnership side is always localized always still run from its scramble. The second aspect is covered relations compliance combat aspect. Because we're a tech company a lot of government relations and complaints touches upon the products. We actually build right because even our on boarding process. It's highly customized per country. So i think in terms of determining the product associated with that and also just maintaining those relationships with regulators. That's extremely localized. And we really only touch base with the corresponding teams just to share insights knowledge across the pond. And then finally there. Is this mobilization kind of task force when it comes to product so their product managers sit in the philippines indonesia in singapore all of these product. Managers our regional. So i think for us what we love is that all product managers think about their products across the region. This is how we enforce that. The products themselves have to skill regionally. From the moment they're built site for some larger products we do have representatives in particular market just to make sure that that market nuances adequately captured so for for direct debit. There's an indonesian localization pm who've been like look after making sure the partnerships the banks etc are well communicated with on that side. I think the part that to me makes a stand out is really that we don't try to enforce it. A podcast look the scene in both markets. There's this very clearly that density pass to be localized and that there are people who are accountable. Rashy pushing net localization instead of trying to force a homogeneous product. Which is i think. A lot of regional companies end up trying to do because that was the second of course is a lot more efficient and easy to pull off. But i i think on the first one if you can really calibrate correctly. That's the secret sauce to making sure you succeed in hit it out of the park in both trace is amazing. Well not ed and thank you lecture that for that answer. I also want to find out from again. Whatever you can share. Don't share everything but as a company aside from to thirty percent mom the on month ruth that you look whereas benchmark for product market fit. I want to know what metrics we care about. The most incentive does not start pretty standard. They haven't changed since you know. Joined the company. The first is Month-on-month growth for total payments lines. So i think we want hit thirty percent month-on-month I think actually as of this year we've been clearing that thirty percent bar pretty well. Length is actually been quite scary the amount of graphs and he brings the challenges of its own. When it comes to you know scaling back office and everything been associated. I think that that's always our top metric. That's what we tie-break against it's a total payment volume people. Ask me a lot of times. You know why it's volume and not number of customers why it's not something else and it really comes down to just market share. I think early on what we care about is making sure that people know us. In the market lies on synonymous with a were market leaders. Here then our second metric we've started tracking punks lunch and is something that you know. Now you can see through. Our sme initiatives and so forth is monthly active customers. So we want to. How similar kind of level of growth month-on-month of course in our monthly active customers. Because now we're also trying to think about. How do we scale out to estimate we've brought on all these enterprises to kind of bring volumes. How do we now make sure the sme's also think of us as their best friend in the digitalization effort absolutely and that's should because again other than the month-on-month growth that you have for market bit. What are the key determinants as well as retention if you're getting thirty percent month-on-month but churn or the amount of people that you're losing at the same time also high. Then you're always chasing tail per se but if you're keeping a bunch of a lot of your users and they keep coming back then that right. There is a recipe for success now again. Start at this and you really wanted to double down recently. The reason why. I really bugged the hell out of you because i saw something on lincoln that you are coming up with the level of accelerator. Can you talk about this. And what's in store for the philippine businesses that you talk about especially.
"zhang" Discussed on Hustleshare
"zhang" Discussed on Hustleshare
"Pain point. That people really need it. Problem solution fit right there because it can't scale something again. One of the biggest mistakes. I failed to young and one thing i think i had problem solution fit but i had a again. There's so many factors that needs to go right for you to be successful. I had the wrong business model. People love to use it. What it's like dating dating app is basically your most successful metric is equals to churn to get people hooked up you lose them forever so for me. My first startup was a nightlife app. Getting used to the guest list of clubs. So let's say you get someone to be successfully turned into a party animal. By the time they become a second or third visit. You don't see them back again because they already know someone in the club. They don't need your app anymore. Those nuances but totally agree. Because a lot of tend to get enamel am going to be the business. I'm getting higher theme blah blah blah but assert some of the core functionality of. Are you building something that people would want to use often. Do you have a surreal solution to a problem. So after that and then what did you do next so actually it was quite interesting because we didn't wind down the startup so i was met with a very interesting offer and somewhere along the way near the end of my journey with my i would've liked valley startup. I read a quote that sticks today and it says that really great founders fall in love with the problem and not the solution. And so i think at the moment when i realized oh my gosh. I'm only in love with the sushi that we're building. I am not in love with the problem. That's be set in front of me. I had this unconscious awakenings other opportunities. And i remember one day. One of the parents of my one of my former just clients at this educational kademi called me. And i swear that moment i was like what did i what. How would i screw up. Unlike what year like something had gone wrong this kid afterwards and he's like you know hey can contain meat but at my offices. That's interesting what did i do. What about. i have your clients anymore. I gets his office now. She didn't really remember what he did. But get on this. he's like. Hey so i heard you're looking at other opportunities now. I know that you are like super like gung-ho committed to the education startup but if you look at other opportunities. I just want to let you know you're this. Environmental tech company publicly was in korea. We've been trying to kickstarter western operations for about eight years. Running deeply in the red walkie said my cmo is leaving after seventeen years. So what do you think. Come on board and i was like. Oh this is really interesting. Wait hold on a second engineering. I don't know rental tag. Why do you want me to do this. And he said i think marketing is all about bishops by being able to capture someone's vision and he literally said when i read my son's application essay it was the first time someone had countered my vision on paper in my heart. I'm like oh my god you're not going to get into school and the moment i was like okay. Well that makes a little bit of sense you know but know. I have no formal marketing expressive. Only done like real estate marketing for my own startups. And he's like that's what i need. I've had all of this formal marketing. You know like framework within the company. It's not working. I need someone who just gets the western. Might said this sort of my first floria to market expansion rate. He's like on a need you to turn a product that has ninety eight percent market share in korea is something that just turns a profit in the us prophet of western markets. And so i was like okay. This is also this guy from which i learned a lot of stuff about just management it just being a great boss also and i said look. I don't have time and running this other. you know. Start up in the valley. Like i still closing these up with education company. I really don't have time. He's like okay. Come back on monday. Let's talk about it. Let's think about what you want out of this. And what i want out of this. I just want more time from you. You tell me what you want in order to like make this work and so when i came back i said a line of business school. I just want killer recommendation. Letter super honest about it. I can give you a year. And i can give you ten hours a week. He said okay. Give me fifteen hours. And i'll give you the title. I was scared. Twenty eight year old kid. Who was like had this eighteen year old company. Do you want basically take over marketing strategy in like market entry strategy. Basically right and so. I think there was a really scary moment. I remember i went onto my car. Call my best friend. Liberty just screened in say. Let's do it so i think that's how i joined. Biki it was. I think over the first year or so. After i joined was quite clear that was where my heart. And i think the reason was that. Even though a very unsexy industry it worked primarily on wastewater treatment for industry municipals like municipal wastewater treatment plants. It was a problem i cared about. It was something that taught me the importance of working. On the infrastructure level and ultimately it gave me exposure to the completely different world of entrepreneurship. And so i think for me what ended up happening by the way was that i got into business school and he turned to me and said again what he wanted. The end of your tears of business school after you pay hundreds of thousands of dollars into right. I don't know i guess what to do. Really cool things when work another market on job. It's like we could stay here and get a real life. Nba and get paid for can work on appeal strategy for our nasdaq ideal. And i was like salt. Let's do that amazing right because again. That's what startup life forces you to do everything i'm not against nba. Of course. If i had a chance to resources i would have gone nba. But all of those things are now applied into real life that you can actually put in the work at every all the theories that you're gonna learn and the thesis and whatnot. You have something to show for but you mentioned earlier that when he took this job all you did was guerrilla marketing. What are the skills that you had to acquire and methodologies your acquired especially and again unsexy sector that you mentioned. What are those things that you applied to make. Sure that the metrics that they cared about the most. I think this is probably my beaver. Part of this company in particular what i learned. Was that marketing in tak company and product or super tight because ultimately you are creating a product in the lab. But then you creating the product again when you sell it to customers right. So of that skill set is very similar. it's talking to customers figuring out what they actually need a making. Sure that what you're creating matches that need or that. You are giving your product team. Your engineers the right feedback to make sure that.
"zhang" Discussed on Hustleshare
"June was up. I was like hey maybe i can try to sell. You know fun thing to try to build a business catch and so it was for half years of the most exhausting exhilarating time just building a business. He no. i knew nothing. I knew nothing about marketing guerrilla marketing. Scaler anything but by the end any like i was really proud of what we've done and so i think that really was what threw me into this path of. You could be your own boss. You know you can look at your own destiny and from that point onward is really really difficult to kind of disconnect myself in the us now. That's the first time entrepreneur this also the hardest part of being an entrepreneur because again you're coming in raw. You don't have a lot of wisdom under your belt and a lot of first time. Entrepreneurs also tend to fall into a lot of potholes that people who are in the second or third or fourth rodeo already kind of know what to do and what not to order potholes fell into early struggles of being entrepreneurial because again it's hard. It's not easy to build a business anywhere. But if you're coming in as the first time entrepreneur chance for failure are way higher. How did you overcome that. So my first venture i remember. I had no idea how to delegate. I literally did everything so i will jump from planning to doing marketing events on my own to literally teaching the classes themselves. Tsai itchy bootcamp an run back to the office that set up the counseling schedule. It was insane. And so. I think i learned the hard way then is like everyone's capacity is limited and i think that in some ways the job of founder is to put people in place who are better than themselves in those particular categories and that took me at least two or three years to learn. I'm app the other. I think big lesson. I learned was scaled. I think that you know for a long time. We built a reputation based on again me doing a lot of the groundwork myself but it was so hard for me. Then think about that leap. Towards how do we operationalize. How do we make sure that someone else can come in. Enfranchise this or come in and learn our system without taking a year to sit next to office. And so i think that was to really valuable lessons but hard-won hard won lessons absolutely and again i i empathize so well because as a startup entrepreneur or any type of entrepreneurs your first one you're just really gung ho to hustle but you can be your own worst enemy as well because you're preventing your businesses scale if you're doing everything and then no matter. How much an entrepreneur wants to delegate at their first try. You just want to be able to get their feet. Which is good. Because up. Dan everyday if you also did those jobs as well the people that you delegate to can tell you nothing like yeah. This is like i've done that ship before too. So don't tell me it can't be done as c. Earn your stripes now after that you went all the way to the bay and worked on product. And i wanna now know how that shift was like in terms of you know Your mindset building these startups at. You did in debater. So this is actually even crazier so. I wouldn't say that it was at the end of battery. It was during the journey of our friend of mine had an uncle who was an angel investor and arcane to me and said i'm looking for founders honestly up until that point having built that business i didn't think of myself as founder because we had never gone out and quarter. Vc funny in my first venture and so he came to us and said hey. I'm looking for founders. I think you're really smart. I think we can build something. Would you move to the valley and do this. I'm like i have a whole business and running do that. And so after a lot of negotiation believe it or not. I was on a schedule where i would fly up to san francisco every sunday night and fly back to southern california every thursday night to run existing education business. Monday thursday was full time in the valley raising funds. What are you team figuring out how to do product for the first time. Because i told you what i left. School product wasn't a thing. I don't know maybe eight years since i left school and started the next venture. Its next mommy this valley startup roy. A life took off and so i was literally teaching myself like you. Ex design best practices when it came to design thinking all the while heading product for the startup. And so it's so interesting because it was such a wild ride. I was exhausted again. But knowing i love By it every single day on the job wasn't just building two different businesses. I was building them and also learning myself expanding my whole view. And so i think after i did that particular start i was like. I love this role of product. It's everything of ever wanted right. He gets to hit it big so much about how you're going to plan everything out and build the right road up a knob bill tech that at the same time all the business deaths and you get to write the script for everyone else right. That's amazing how did you double down. So if this is your your calling you felt fell in love with product and you know and everything around it. How do you double down truly become really good and be involved. Write the script for your life per se so this is actually you know going back to pitfalls. When i realized both the good and bad it'd been in that role because ultimately em- product. What you're looking at. Every day is a series of problems. You talk to your customers. You figure out their pain points are and then you solve them but fundamentally at this startup and it was amazing experience but fundamentally we did not have that problem statement we did not have that pain point. That was so urgent that we had to go solve it. So by the way obama was meant to let people share their best social experiences with others. The problem is head salted a couple years ago. Installed it really really well as we know today and it was really difficult for us. I think like at some point along the way. The product became a bit of a frankenstein. We're doing like a combination of yelp and satisfy superbeets basically like the list function. There was so much we tried to throw into it to try to save it and signed a problem we ultimately. You didn't have something that people really needed. And so i think this is where when you're saying how did you double down. I think through this product discovery process. I realized what it really took to build that incredible product which is finding a.
PREDICT Program Granted $63M to EcoHealth Alliance, Tied to COVID-19 Development
"Here's the article from Red State quote. The predict program is the key to understanding the funding of ECA Health Alliance. Remember Weaker Health Alliance that group run by Peter Dash shock that viral researcher who was working with the bat Lady and the Wuhan Institute of Virology Virology? And whose tax dollars were passed through equal health alliance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Remember them? So again, it says to predict program is the key to understanding the funding of Eco Health alliance and its work with the Wuhan Institute. Predict is a research funding program launched in 2000 and nine as a quote early warning pandemic system. Alright. Sounds like a good idea. Right, folks, We want that kind of thing. Well, here's the problem. Between 2000 and nine and 2019. The predict program funded the collection of more than 41 Day. Excuse me, 140 down. I screwed this up this way to 140,000 biological samples that contained as many as 1200 coronavirus is with the potential to cause human disease and pandemics. In that time period predict awarded Word and what $200 million in grants before the grant funding ran out and President Trump ended this program of the 200 million. This is amazing. Get a load of this. Get ready muffins toasted right here. Bagels big of the $200,000,063 Million. Nearly a third of all predict Grant funds went to the Eco Health alliance, which was working with the Chinese bad lady G. Zhang Lei, who worked in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Folks, uh, that's not a scratch off ticket like, Hey, I won 20 bucks 63 Million beans is a whole lot of dough. I don't care how rich you are. That's a lot of money.
EcoHealth Alliance's Peter Daszak Linked to Dual Research Creating Potential Bioweapons
"We covered on Friday, but we have to recover again. What if I told you that entities within the United States government responsible for developing intelligence seems ironic at this point, some of them That they were taking advice and were being briefed by people who had what appears to be a vested interest in making the potential lab leak potential bioweapon theory go away. Wouldn't that sound like a conflict of interest conflict of interest? From the New York Post piece. Looks like the National Academy of Sciences had a meeting in February of 2020. Right around the same time the Chinese appear to be developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. They claim they didn't know anything about. Hey, it came from a pangolin. We were just doing research there. In this meeting. The detainee was there. The FBI Along with our in our H and HHS. Who was invited to brief them. Our intelligence community as they're trying to find out the origins of this Eco Health Alliance President Peter Dash AC who has worked with that woman, Chinese virologist Zhang Lei for more than 15 years. Eco health has funded projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which with cash from the U. S government agencies. So just to be clear. We have a guy Peter Dash Act with this eco health alliance who we already know the ego Health Alliance been giving money to this Wuhan Institute that we believe now may have been involved in dual research, creating potential bio weapons to wipe us out and our intelligence community is getting briefings from one of the guys involved with this eco health alliance that sounds like that's a
Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in New York City arrested
"On her way to church and suddenly appears and violently strikes her, causing her to fall to the ground. He then repeatedly stomps her, striking her multiple times to the head before casually walking away, reporter Nancy Chen says the woman seriously hurt Brandon Elliot's out of prison for killing his own mother. Biden administration response to the anti Asian hate crime. Attorney General Merritt Garland sent Memo to staffers requesting a 30 Day expedited review of Hate Crime Reporter we, Zhang says the president tweets. These attacks are un American and must stop Children testify. They watched George Floyd die under the knee of former Minneapolis
Understanding Binge Eating Disorder with Psychotherapist Jess Griffiths
"Just griffiths to pass. Thank you so much for joining me husband. Lovely to be with each stay. Thank ye now you all the clinical lead and For beat which is the league leading eating disorder charity. And you are psychotherapists. And i've asked you to join me on the show to really unpick. What i think is a hugely complicated and yet something that a lot of people live with Living with it. And therefore how can we expect somebody to make sense of something like their relationship with food their relationship with their body image if they actually have no guidelines about what it is within which they all working now listeners. I know that my son really complicated. But i'm bringing my own experience to this. Which is that. I've talked very openly. Poll cost about having issues body image having issues with food and then discovering i had binge eating disorder and that it was going to the beat website on the recommendation of talked a review auditor and the words binging t disorder is a is a form of mental illness. That made me stop in my tracks. Not just as why we get someone like you on is a clinical lead in a psychotherapist. You can actually dig into this on really add value to the conversation so would you just expanding it a little bit about what you do. And what your perspective on this topic these. Yeah absolutely say benji disorder really close to my high. Just fail kits the mace combination disorder. But the less the least nine about league recognized became a mental health condition in two thousand fifteen unanimous. I reason and i just think it's such an appeal. Tame time around know people who suffer from it find it so halts talk about set severe room responses from people sign. Many people have an opinion may on this and that can be sidama zhang to people. Were trying to open open up until capacity and experienced stolen. Today's who've suffered civil from say interactions with health professionals. Gp's need to lose weight neatly way to stand is to off capacity binge eating disorder to lose weight. Like the worst thing that you can do. Initially What he has to understand is the definition of eating disorders. The mu bed. Preoccupation around food weight and shape. I'm thought happens whether your whatever weight and it's all about the mental state and the thing king around three went in shape and within eighteen disorder. Therefore if you've got a movement preoccupation around focus on it more and maybe stop them by putting them on a diet that's gonna completely exacerbate this into a making so much worse say in terms of binge eating disorder. you know. this isn't just about being greedy. It's not about not having willpower. This is a serious mental health. Is she the. And i've had people say it's like a monster in my head. Drives me to been. Gee i i literally failed like a have no control over it so impulsive and and it's driven by emotional distress emotional everything having an extra cake it is. It's got serious underlying emotional distress issues that these people really need support with to get house engaging
Arrest Warrant Issued For Boston MIT Grad Student Qinxuan Pan In Slaying Of Yale Student
"New developments in the murder of yale college student kevin shang authorities issuing an arrest warrant as the manhunt intensifies for an mit grad. Student out charged with the shooting. Here's abc's janai norman. Tonight the manhunt growing more urgent for an accused killer believed to be armed and dangerous police in connecticut today issuing an arrest warrant charging mit grad. Student king's swan pond for the murder of twenty six year. Old yale student kevin zhang jiang was found shot multiple times near the yale campus. Later dying at the scene just days after proposing to his girlfriend twenty twenty was year of blessings. Because i met my dear heaven i will always love him with the love of christ on was already facing charges for allegedly stealing. Suv he test drove in massachusetts. The same day zhang was killed. That was later found by police in north haven connecticut. Investigator say pond was last seen by family members in the atlanta area february eleventh carrying a backpack and reportedly acting strange in the days following the murder and us marshals raining confident that they will catch up with pawn but tonight he remains on the run facing that murder charge and a five million dollar bond. When he's captured
Attack at Washington DC Chinese tea shop being investigated as hate crime
"He was attacked in what appears to be a hate crime, D c. Police say they're investigating what happened at Valley Brook T on P Street as a suspected hate crime. In a video on Twitter, you can see a man walk into the store shouting about the virus. When shop owner Young Han Zhang tells him to go away, the man responds. You go away. Then The man pulls out some kind of spray, John says It was pepper spray that got on his clothes, skin even in his mouth. John tells NBC for he and his wife have
Washington, D.C. - 2 US Park Police Officers Indicted in Fatal Shooting of Bijan Ghaisar
"Breaking moves up to park police officers have been indicted in connection with the death of John Gesar. Comes after the FBI chose not to do so happened three years ago after a slow speed chase. Our team coverage begins with Peace Christi King. Each of the officers could get 20 years of convicted on charges of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. Moving forward with this case is the right thing to do, and it represents justice. Perfects County Commonwealth Attorney Steve Piscano was noting that FBI investigators weren't allowed to be witnesses before the grand jury were ableto get the indictment. We feel confident, making the case based on the evidence. Gathered by the Fairfax County Police Department be Zhang Gesar was shot and killed in November of 2017 after leading officers on a slow speed pursuit initiated because of a fender bender in Alexandria. He drove away after someone rear ended his SUV failing to respond to officers after twice stopping his vehicle and driving away. The third encounter ended in a neighborhood south of the Beltway, with officer shooting into Geysers vehicle repeatedly as it began to roll forward. All of that captured on a county police officer's dashboard Camera. Christi King. W. T O P News. I'm
Fostering A Culture In Talon - With Sean Zhang - CEO & Cofounder at Talon Esports
"Really true. So what other question then see said that you're operating seven different teams is that will under the banner or multiple different brands. It's all under the talent umbrella. The only one that's slightly finished the PSG talent league of legends team in Taiwan but they're all under the talent umbrella we have. The same consistent approach when it comes to remain performance management approaching. The second half of this year has actually been incredible. The games that we're in we're close to being I or delivering championships super excited by. But yeah, it's all under the talent umbrella consistent sort of performance management. and. That's why we've been able to have good results across all titles verses like. Other teams might sponsor teams where they basically have existing teams and just whack the logos onto it but we're not believe is that because we feel like you know the culture that you drive the value that you drive and the ideas around the philosophy. I think us to be controlled by us because that's the value that we provide. Right. So for example, we have the play come in I. Want Him to be able to think all the team I want him to be able to take feedback I want him to be somewhat humble and I want him to have the good work ethic because if you don't have those things as know as well like you know doing a lot of sport, Jiu Jitsu and weightlifting if you don't have those basic things in sport and the same in East sports. Impossible to be successful, and so for us, it's like we want to control that and also having we've made the mistake before just sponsoring teams then just like we can't control likes. How often their training? What time they waking up other following systems because often they're not and then you get really mixed results since we found that doing it ourselves, controlling it ourselves without coaches are sort of systems that we have in place to control things. Is actually a lot better because it reads a lot more consistency just one of the main thing. Interesting yeah I mean it you know it's obviously worked for guys pretty well in illegal agents and I guess like. I think it's good study for anyone to look at like the golden five and six one point six with like Mayo and Cuban and lauded and pags era. You know these guys will except for Pasha. Those guys were together for the best part of Ten Years Hall Unin Pasture I think for maybe six or through everything through when there with A. Box when was vote as pro with whatever I say came from says one point six into sky and to retain like that you could say that a Lotta this strategy because they're attained wasted a lot when I was a semi pro player, their strategy was to make it a three v three situation always win because I been together for so long they synergy was so great. So in the clutches in the trays fully foles they in advantage when it comes to the situation, they are pips boot machine because otherwise like. It with my team Sammy pertain that I had in Australia without reaching those hots we always had trouble getting a fifth plan for exactly the same reason you talking about we had full people who are very on the same wavelength we were all massive nodes is in we used to study the game like mad more. So than anyone else in that Thomas especially and we very tight knit but we always had trouble finding that fifth and when we finally found that right fee who had skill to were able to qualify for a life whatever that we played, but it's interesting to say you're saying that you know it's the. It's definitely not the way that most teams attacking it. If if at all, they'll build it around one stop Playa saw an article come out from Tame sacred say saying if you were to do it again, would you do it the same way? He said Yep the way that I did it in the why do it again was? One of the best players in the world or the best poppy, and then it'd be able to tame around him and that's what we saying value right now you know they'll pick up. Ace Blitz Organization will announce the new roster, which is actually is one. Inside they're going to build around that I. Did. You know anyone else in the market doing what you guys are doing in that respect. In our region. I know I know like, for example, like the the Korean teams have very much orientated towards like. They find their own talent. In, talent out I think there's a good academy system. They're both fully legends and overwatch. I think within like Hong Kong Taiwan. In some but I think honestly, this sort of our our speed, let's say we take an example right? We got into that game November of last year. We got a first championship in the first six months we won the MSS which like a an event between Vietnam. We lost the final this time, which was a little bit disappointed qualified for well. If I, compared to some of the other teams should talk them a little bit but like. They've been around for like five seven years and never got a championship within the LMS or within the region, which is l. combined to become the yes and so i WanNa say think that what we're doing in. Like. It makes a difference because it shows that we're able to speed up very quickly and we were able to basically bring together a bunch of guys like the guys that we have with illegal. Of course, they gripe plays individually. Bebel meshed together into something that. They've been at previous teams like our juggler. Midland is we're at previous teams in the lms that never won championships, but they came here and they won championships and even overwatch team yesterday Korean contenders. Top of Group A we went through trials we came from Pacific where no nineteen bunch of players that people thought these guys will as bins and they played a big success. But came to us, and then we've been put our approach to coaching into it. Now, they like really would play collectively as an individual. So I think like for us one of the biggest things I think which is on his all the coaches that we hire like we get guys like want to die basically full the team and work incredibly hard. Also WanNa be like fathers. Because in the end, it's like if you look at it top coach, it makes everything difference and if we have the same philosophy around. Work work ethic ability to take feedback being humble. All those things just add up and I think. A lot of emphasis on that I think we've put a lot more emphasis than any other team at least within our. Region saying, Korea, a lot of teams are doing a really good job when it comes to Kademi building talent. Yeah I feel like. Just sponsoring the team. It's just like kids. Yeah. It's hot. You know this too much room for lock and in our business it's like we want to be able to deliver championship because right now at this stage when all the biggest sports team in the world where like to small to medium size one, one of the best. Methodologies is to deliver championship. Boca, seeing a lot more on that
Giant panda gives birth at Smithsonian's National Zoo
"The new giant panda cub at the National Zoo has sparked a fresh round of panda mania online. Everybody wants to get a peek at the baby, so the nationals who was pumping up their Internet capabilities to meet the high traffic on the popular panda cam. Traffic has gone up 1200% since May. Zhang's pregnancy was announced when she gave birth on Friday. Even zoo officials struggled to get into their own live stream. Zookeepers are using the camera to keep an eye on Mom and baby May Zhang a. 25 is the oldest giant panda to successfully give birth in the United States. And two officials say So far, the mom and the baby are doing fine.
Giant panda gives birth at Smithsonian's National Zoo
"Has been born at the National Zoo Officials at the National Zoo put out an alert on Friday that May Zhang appear to have gone into labour. And hours later, the panda cam recorded A wriggling cub picked up and cradled by its mother made. Zhang is an experienced mom, having given birth to three pandas have already been returned to China under a breeding agreement. But at 22 years old, they weren't sure she could get pregnant again with artificial insemination. She's the oldest giant panda to successfully give birth in the United States. A zoo spokeswoman calls the birth a much needed moment of pure joy at a
S. Korea imposes strict measures to stem spread
"South Korea imposes strict new measures to halt covid nineteen after infections reported in most major cities by the Associated Press in Seoul south. Korea. South. Korea is banning large gatherings closing beaches, shutting nightspots and churches, and removing fans from professional sports in strict new measures announced Saturday battles the spread of the corona virus. Health Minister Park Neum who announced the steps shortly after the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported three hundred, thirty, two new cases. The ninth straight day of triple digit increases. The national case load is now at seventeen, thousand, two, including three, hundred, nine deaths while most of the new cases came from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area which has been at the center of the viral surge. In recent weeks, infections were also reported in practically every major city and town raising concerns that transmissions are slipping out of control. The government had already imposed elevated social distancing measures in Seoul this week after resisting them for months out of economic concerns we are now in a very dangerous situation that could trigger a massive nationwide spread of covid Nineteen Park said. Churches had been a major source of new cases in the Seoul area before authorities shut them this week nightclubs, Karaoke bars, buffet restaurants, and computer gaming cafes in the greater capital region have also closed and spectators are banned again from baseball and soccer games just weeks after teams had been allowed to sell portions of their seats the same measures will apply nationwide from Sunday although park said, local governments will be permitted to exercise some level of flexibility such as advising business shutdowns rather than enforcing them if infections are low. Casey DC director Zhang Yun kiln has endorsed even stronger restrictions. If there's no sign that the virus spread is flowing after the weekend, she said the countries should consider getting social. Measures to level three, which includes prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people, shutting schools, Halting Professional Sports and advising private companies to have employees work from home.
Smithsonian National Zoo's Giant Panda Gives Birth
"Of excitement at the National Zoo this morning, which is home to a new panda cub Mother made Zhang became the world's second oldest giant panda tohave, a little cub. The zoo team knew it was a crap shoot. It admitted the chances were slim made, John could get pregnant and give birth to a little progeny so you can imagine the elation. Just for the zoo, but form a John, who wasted no time tending her newborn and holding it in her arms. The road to this moment had many turns. There was the monitoring of her ovulation cycle, the artificial insemination, the waiting and the watching for signs of pregnancy and labor. For now, the suit team can't get any closer than you. Were I there watching the vocalizing Newborn on camera. You can too at w t o p dot com Search PANDA Hillary Howard w T o P News A
"zhang" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And that is Yes, we Zhang with that report, and we're continuing to follow those repairs and Quincy after there was a water main break. Tough commute. If you're trying to get from different parts of the self shore in the Boston as crews were working along Quincy short drive near the intersection with C Street, the road is open, but lanes are reduced and they were already doing some paving work right there and also different work at that busy intersection. At the cross of C Street and Quincy Shore drive. So be aware that could be some trouble throughout the day. Quincy City Councilor Dave McCarthy saying they hope to have the water main repairs cleared up by mid afternoon at 11 03 Back to those roads. We go traffic and weather together. These Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the three slick ride out there, Kevin. Yeah, both certainly is. You've been mentioned in some of these rains coming down, some of them heavy a time seeing a big pocket. Heavy cell of rain up to the north here, affecting for 95 up in that aims very stretches well as Route 95 from Newburyport getting up in the Seabrook, New Hampshire. Also rain's coming down here on 1 28 through Wakefield and Lynnfield on over towards Rou won through that Saugus stretch. We've got delays up on for 95 left lane bridgework to blame from Ward Hill up towards River Street. Here in behavioral Rou won north bound Watch out that ramp to Main Street apparently closed today in Saugus. That second ramp heading overto Wakefield that Melrose and then watch out for right lane work crews up at the Fern Croft rotary here in Danvers over an Austin the soldier's field. Brody's found. Watch out for right lane work here at Western have just the left lane is getting by and down on Route three. North found you jam solid after Route 53 hand over all the way up the left lane garden where work After Derby Street and hang him. That's about four miles to stop and go traffic for you there. If you'd taken the expressway South found right now we're looking pretty good tap of the brakes coming down through Savin Hill. Kevin Brennan. W B Z is traffic on the three and now the W B Z four day AccuWeather forecast. We have plenty of rain showers out there, and we're continuing to follow different pockets of thunder, which is now starting.
"zhang" Discussed on QA Selling Online
"Which is hosting and develop design who still ability and There's also Papa Service and software as a service so It's not just really Amazon. You Commerce the whole system or more soul. How do you develop a more Jenner software application or software products and hosted out of service? Which is a what is technically as machine provider? So our you wait till you said it was to around two three years. The the you've been doing it for for your own company. How how was it? The you manage to achieve so much in such a short time later you want award. You held several Startup stone your venture and even the aws right. So how did you? What special salt. So I think has a lot to do with your passion and drive like if you really like phrases. I really enjoy what I'm doing so I worked as many as eighty hours weeks right on the day I will. Entering the sun full time engagement Consulting are building products for clients and at night I would have stuck in meetings with the team members and and also working on like networking and our gang growing the business so It's really If you're willing to learn eager to adapt to the changes there's a lot of opportunities and I think that goes for every industry I just happen to are blasting the grateful that I mean industry where really passionate about And that really Help me in. Terms of motivating myself motivating. My teammates My the team that I build a company that builds Irene visual member Does it's hard. It's hard when you don't believe in what you preach Xanax. Yes if you're if you say you're passionate about something but you're not really ended the WANNA spend the time at Like learning every nitty gritty detail of the technology that you're building. It's really hard to convey that your customer team members When that happens it's the company won't move as efficiently as as it is and we're all about building the best practice. It's not just a matter of Soviet is how do you solve a problem? With the best way would the optimal way far clients so And only way for you to go to Azure Mile is is three passion so I think that's that's kind of the secret sauce of how we're able to move that far. I love that The patient is one of the best drivers for anybody to be able to work those eighty hours a week. And I'd go up to one hundred hours a needle still doing that because he does once again. Bob Is Kinda like your hobbies like playing video games. You play that for eighty hours hours will feel.
"zhang" Discussed on QA Selling Online
"We have with US an expert in Software Engineering Omni channel APP the belt -ment devops cloud computing big data blockchain machine learning. And you name. It actually was invited by. Ibm CASQUE ON IN I. E E present the academic speech of the block it watching cloud computing so that that should tell you a lot right there. He is also the founder and the CEO of pellets. Which isn't advanced Technology Consulting and Solutions Solution Development Company? So we have with us. Today Will Zang. Well how's it going pretty good pretty good? How's it going very good so men you are also besides at your also Canada's developer thirty under thirty and that is I mean that's impressive one. It's almost scary just to name the the things that you do because it is something that I always wanted to do and I never got to do like I mentioned earlier when we're talking off line Because man just math involved in this and there's a lot of studying in at the time I didn't have the patience right so a -gratulations one for being able to do that. It was that always your dream To be honest it didn't really thought to me until much later. Stage career in the beginning I wanted to work for a big company. Ibm was my company. Immense a lot of cool stuff. When I was Undergrad I I learned a lot about IBM LICENSE. Ibm Watson I learned about sql which was like a way of designing a database. And I learn about.
"zhang" Discussed on Max Q from Peabody LAUNCHPad
"Robin McGinnis here. We're going to be sharing some short clips between our full length episodes releases. These are some favorite moments from interviews. We haven't had a chance to turn into full episodes yet but we wanted to share with you this one features pianist Susan Zhang two thousand eighteen graduate. We discuss how she co founded and continues to manage the concert truck a startup. Which brings concerts to people in a fully functioning? Mobile Concert Hall created out of a sixteen foot box truck Getting Work Curious. About what is what is your role within the concert. Truck as an organization So I cofounded this with my partner Nickleby and we currently are co directors of of the concert trucks. So a lot of the administrative work actually does go through us a lot. What does that look like this? Gosh it it's a lot of work I'm not GONNA lie There's a lot of answering emails a lot of planning a lot of sort of trying to figure it a grand vision for things. There's a lot of pitching a lot of networking A lot of those things that we don't really think about when we're trading in school But we are sort of in the process since we're expanding of trying to hire other personnel to help us with that but It's very much at this point. Still mostly a two person show so get me skills yourself. They're really necessary and pitching Katie Client Server Prevention. I guess you probably have to donors as well as you guys are. Organizes a fight. Onc- three Not yet but we do run ourselves. non profit fiscal sponsor. Gotcha okay where did you gain those skills or was it kind of a trial by fire? Yeah it's mostly trial by fire. Feel like sort of what most people and up doing Like I said I had sort of Alec buffer period. When I was doing this diploma it gave me a little bit of time to figure out how to network with people into develop those social skills that I was lacking and yeah. I think that it's it's really one of those things. You can talk about it as much as you want. But until you really do it you don't really understand what it feels like and you can't really learn from your mistakes until you're just really put yourself out there As far as pitching goes I did have a little bit of training in that. I worked for a while for a music entrepreneurship professor in South Carolina. And in addition to that We Nick and I've had a few mentors have helped us out with that. And we've also done pitch competitions in been part of cohorts so that kind of helps helps you sort of a narrow down what your messages and communicate effectively about Susan the concert.
"zhang" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Walk this way Friday in order to feel like it but we are getting close to a weekend we'll talk about some Zhang opportunity that's right I know we have will soon exhaust our ability to watch any more television to stream anymore shows but still at this point I think it it serves as a comfort and so Christian toto the founder and the director he does it all at Hollywood in toto it's an excellent conservatives film and media critic site and he is an excellent film and media critic will talk about what you might want to be streaming what you might want to be binge watching over your time in the social distancing land we'll do that just after ten o'clock coming up when I get into a a very important subject as state senator geo Korea just told us in the last segment yeah we we we have to follow the laws we have to use common sense when it comes to dealing with a pandemic something that has already proved deadly in Wisconsin proved deadly across the world now there is an argument I think and it's a legitimate argument to have about the tradeoffs that we make for this and what that would mean ultimately long term I am convinced I am convinced as I am convinced of anything that the Rahm Emanuel manual is being used right now by the Democrats never waste a good crisis and the Democrats the liberals who want to tax you and spend you into oblivion the liberals who want to expand government to roll out everything from universal health care to Green new deals to you name it under the sun are using this crisis to expand products and services from the government that we simply cannot afford because while we talk about one point three trillion dollar stimulus packages and the need to argue believe there is a big need out there for employees who have lost work and businesses particularly small businesses that don't know if they're going to ever re open again because of what's happening to this economy in because the decisions that have been made I get all that but there's a number that's not been discussed and it's not been discussed with the same kind of vigor that discussions of bailouts war reparations or however you want to phrase that have been discussed that number is twenty three point four plus trillion dollars that's the death of that is the depth of the national debt where it stands today it is going to get substantially worse that is it is going to grow substantially higher in the weeks ahead because of the decisions we make today and while we're thinking about the pandemic importantly so doing so right now and concerned about the loss of life and the health problems associated with that and the potential that this thing could get a lot worse than it already is we have not kept a very close eye of course on what we're asking of our grandchildren and our great grand children but why should we because collectively at least with this government and the people we have sent to the swamp we have not thought much about our grandchildren and our great grandchildren for generations that's why the number is twenty three point four trillion growing quickly the other thing that we have not necessarily considered a lot of folks not necessarily considering right now is what Eric o'keefe writing at empower Wisconsin dot org this morning calls the existential threat it's a good piece I recommend you read it again that empower Wisconsin dot org you remember Eric o'keefe you remember the conservatives in the state like Eric o'keefe who lost their liberty not in a moment of crisis but because abusive constitution breaking prosecutors and law enforcement officials decided it was a good idea and government agents in the campaign finance arena decided it was a grand idea to raid these people's homes at the crack of dawn armed to the hilt it was a good idea to spy on these people for years we lost liberty there was no crisis there was no crime there but this is a real crisis and there's no denying what the corona virus is it's a health crisis and it needs to be dealt with reasonably and there are times when the government needs to assert its authority and making sure that the public remains healthy and that the virus to the best of its ability is checked but at the same time we cannot forget we cannot lose sight of we cannot lose grasp of our civil liberties the things that the government cannot do state senator Dave Craig was on Vicki McKenna show yesterday perhaps you heard it I think what he said is as true today as it was during World War two when we were putting loyal Japanese Americans in detention camps and in World War one when we were imprisoning people who didn't agree with the war and even the civil war where we suspended habeas corpus and god bless Abraham Lincoln the best president the greatest statesmen this country has ever known but he and his war secretary in a time of immense crisis that hails what we are going through now what we are going through now pales to what Abraham Lincoln his cabinet the Congress and the nation had to deal with in a civil war yet at the end of the day historians will tell you that many of those suspensions of liberty were not justified and that's what we have to think about now a little bit of the piece let me let me read this to Eric okay Friday as the deadly cold nineteen pandemic sweeps through the country we face an existential threat that threat is too radical government in Wisconsin especially we risk the loss of our right to govern ourselves on March seventeen Wisconsin governor Tony Evers signed emergency order number five to ban mass gatherings of ten or more people the order elaborates mass gathering is any planned or spontaneous public or private event or convening that will bring together or is likely to bring together ten or more people in a single room or single confined space at the same time the idea of course you want to stop the spread of corona virus but there is more here gatherings of fewer than ten people in the same room must preserve social distancing of six feet between people that we get all that it is now illegal think about this it is now legal in Wisconsin to have a traditional funeral or wedding it is also illegal to hug a grieving relative it is under this order well I commit a crime if my eighty nine year old mother Eric writes who lives alone visits and I give her a hug in my own house technically yes but the question ultimately that is asking this peace and we must ask each other will law enforcement well police officers well prosecutors push the criminal punishments for this because there are criminal punishments for that if you gather in a place and you have ten or more people if you keep your bar open as we learned here locally our police are gonna shut you down and you could according to Attorney General Josh call face fines of five hundred dollars in thirty days imprisonment that's the law according to the state statute giving the authority of the executive branch to issue such orders no doubt we are trading liberty for security but let's be careful how far we go take a quick break a couple more things before we finish up this hour it's the.