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A Deep Dive Into Klaus Schwab and the WEF With Larry Taunton

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:36 min | 2 months ago

A Deep Dive Into Klaus Schwab and the WEF With Larry Taunton

"Back, I'm talking to Larry Taunton, whom you may find at Larry Alex Taunton dot com, I recommend that you go to Larry Alex Taunton dot com. So let's continue the conversation. You've done a deep dive into Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum. Yeah, let me tell you a little bit about how we got or how they got where they are. This all really began with an academic white paper that was circulated in 1970 called the predicament of mankind. Now, as a writer, you like myself would read this and say, this needed a better editor. It's written by somebody of a scientific predisposition who doesn't really have any real skills as a writer. It's full of typos and it's just not it's somewhat repetitive, but it's only 31 pages. And in the predicament of mankind, this group, which is called the club of Rome, the club of Rome, which is oddly located in Zürich, Switzerland is a think tank, thank kato or brookings institute, but these are individuals who said, look, global leaders are too focused on getting reelected in the tyranny of the urgent. And they're not focusing on global problems. And so we suggest in the predicament of mankind in this white paper, we suggest that there be a kind of new think tank that's an action committee. And that this action committee focus on some of the world problems.

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25 treated after people walk over hot coal in Switzerland

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 8 months ago

25 treated after people walk over hot coal in Switzerland

"25 people have been treated for burns after walking on hot coal in northern Switzerland Emergency services were alerted to injuries at a private event in the all Peninsula on Lake Zürich on Tuesday evening this year canton state police say in a statement 25 people were given medical treatment at the scene and 13 were hospitalized with more severe injuries investigators have started a probe into the circumstances of the incident There was no immediate word on why people at the event had walked over hot coal I'm Charles De

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

07:00 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"Threes, but trails is just the best vibe for me. I could play trails every day all the time. 13 I kind of was less enthusiastic about this time than the last time, even though I think I had a 6 both times and I played it. Like four years ago in this time. But other than that, I just, I love almost every hole of trails. I just think it's such a fun walk and I had a great back 9 there to sort of win the match that I was in with my buddy and I just we always played like a writer stuff writer cup style tournament there. And we had to play it from like some up tease because of the weather, which is definitely the way to do it like don't have too much bride to sort of move up a T there if you're like the wind is blowing. The wind is blowing in 50, 60 mile hour gusts at pakman. And so like trying to play that from the green teaser back was like a bonkers proposition. So we played it from the golds. And it was perfect. It was, they made it acceptable and playable. So I think I played a 147 holes in four days. Which is just lunatic behavior. But it's hard to like, after you've played 36, if you've played really well in the afternoon, you're like, well, why wouldn't I go out and play one of the 40 best golf courses in the world for free? I could do all kinds of cool stuff on the front 9 abandoned, or sneak out the back night band and play at 11 whole loop at sheep ranch. In the next two hours, that's what makes band and super fun. It's like that extra bonus fun golf. Could anybody possibly play sheep ranch without walking with a smile on their walking away with the smell on their face? It just seems like an impossible thing for me to do. Would be tough. It would be tough. The moving up of tea is reminds me of one of the great detonations I ever heard in my life, which was I was there with Sean Martin, and we had very similar similar conditions for four straight days. It was just absolutely brutal. Everybody's getting their ass kicked. And finally, one of the other people I was there with suggested like, well, why don't we just move up a T and Sean was being a little pouty? And the caddy just puts an absolute bullet in his head, just like, hey man, if you're making too many birdies and you're not having any fun, then we can all move back. It'll be totally fine. Anytime too much fun comes into play, we'll just dial up the attention. I've said that. I've used that exact phrase that you have shared a couple of times and it's impossible to not laugh and be like, not at the logic. All right. That's a good point. Exactly. Who exactly are you going to, that's the thing too, is people are always like, yeah, but I want to post a score or whatever. And even that sort of thing in your mind, like it includes the idea that anyone would possibly give a shit. Yes. You're like, yeah, you know, I shot 74 at being a dude. It's like, no one's going to be like, well, yeah, but what? Yeah. That was there's, oh, that's awesome. Cool. That's so good for you. I'm really impressed. And even as they say that, they're already thinking about their own round. Exactly. Other people are doing a lot of heavy lifting in your own head in that instance. Yes. I agree. I got to spend some time in Scotland's playing a lot of different courses there. Was there anything that stood out in your mind that you would have been in trim compared to a Scotland trip in that sense? It's interesting, man. From the east coast, honestly probably I would say way easier to get to Scotland, honestly. Flight in New York fly to Edinburgh and you're there, right? And you've got a little bit of a drive to whatever golf course or whatever region you're looking to post up in. Compare that with getting out to bandon is usually at least a couple flights and at least a couple hours in the car. So when you kind of put it that way, I mean, I think the scenery abandons unbelievable the golf courses are unbelievable the food and the accommodations and all that stuff's great. But if you have a chance to go kind of settle in and live temporarily in another country, right? Especially when that country is kind of the place that invented the game. If you hadn't done Scotland, I think it's pretty hard not to not to put that at the top of your list. As I mentioned, I loved it so much that I was mandated by the government to stay a little bit longer even. So that was, man, what a weird, what a weird week. Like I said, I ended up getting COVID and couldn't really fly back to the United States. Obviously, until I was testing negative. So yeah, just kind of hung out. It was a bit of a lost in translation kind of dream like feel at the home of golf. Quarantining my appropriate time and once I got out and moved around, I mean, I was there on a Sunday in saint Andrews when the most famous golf course in the world is famously closed and turned into a public park and just walked around the old course for literally three hours, just looking at every single hole and every single green from every single angle and I had my yardage book out and a cup of coffee and just walked around and tried to stow away as much stuff for the open as I possibly could. I've never I don't know the last time well actually I could tell you the last time I was just excited for a major would have been the 2015 open also at saint Andrews where we all met frequently blacked out. And had just an all time possibly my favorite week of traveling in whatever it is that we do. That was good stuff. But yeah, just that's a rambling answer, but it was a trip full of multitudes, certainly. Played the old course a couple times. I played Neil in a Hickory match at the old course, which was a kind of a bucket list item. We've done that in a couple awesome places we did it. Pinehurst number two was up there on that list. We did it at wash camo in Michigan on tour sauce. And being able to play the old course with hickories I know how hipstery and all that stuff it sounds, but it was a fucking blast to just be able to try to think your way around and like the bunkers are so much more in play and you're just desperately trying to avoid them at all costs and kind of playing chess against yourself. I at least had to play chess against myself because I certainly couldn't play against Neil because he beat the shit out of me. So here here on that one. Who could have envisioned it back in 2015 one day you would play Hickory's on the old course in a match where Neil would just not only dominate you athletically but intellectually. I know like just what a world we were living in. It was a tour de force tour de force..

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

07:24 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"Performed? Oh my God. Could it be, I would say some country artist would be my guess. In a sense, I would say he certainly panders to that crowd as well. Kid Rock. Kid Rock. Yeah. I should have known that that would be the American badass himself. Oh. Wow. Do you think he's saying picture? That would be like for the Bose kid romantic kid rocks? I don't know why I'm gonna guess he couldn't get Cheryl crow, but hopefully, you know, I hope Dustin's a big old God knows why. That might be my wife. Actually, that looks sweet. If Kid Rock does a wedding, does he do like ball with a ball? A deeply fascinated by this question now. What is Kid Rock's set list? I'm gonna dive into that. Once we hang up, I saw there were some instagrams, Instagram's going around, I gotta say, I kept it pretty surface level, so I didn't hear specifically what he was playing. I know he had a new song out recently where I saw in the music videos riding a giant middle finger, I don't know if you saw that or not. Oh, of course. Kind of puts it all in perspective, but yeah, just wanted to pass that along to you and the other interested listeners. So our congratulations to Dustin Poirier. Sort of Instagram. I did. Unbelievable penmanship. Shout out to the South Carolina school system. If that's truly Dustin's penmanship. I mean, I don't think you could have somebody else write that note. Could you have somebody else for those that don't know? I can't believe we're talking about this. I have it in front of me if you'd like me to read it. Yeah, please. Please. I'm gonna try to do my best DJ. You are the love of my life. I'm counting the seconds until I marry you. I love you to the moon and back. XO dust. But it's written in like the most beautiful. Yeah, very, I would love to see any other people. It looks like Oscar Wilde wrote it. So again, like to this South Carolina school system, if they taught DJ that kind of penmanship growing up, because could not have expected. And if it was a first person letter to your wife written by somebody else, that's one of the most depressing things I've ever come across. As the publicists are quick pennant. I'll dictate it. That's a tough that's a tough one. You ready? Crazy that took him 9 years to plan this wedding. I mean, I'm sure they were just waiting on the venue to be available. I think Kid Rock has been busy, too. I know he had that. Yeah, yeah. He was dabbling with congressional run. I think in Michigan and I think he's scheduled has probably been pretty jammed up too. So I think did you see that thing Trump we don't have to get into this. Trump was asking for his opinion on North Korea. I don't know if you saw that headline. That was good stuff. Oh yeah, yeah, Kid Rock. I thought maybe you were talking about DJ. Possibly. I know they've played some golf, so it's probably come up. What? You definitely want DJ near the nuclear football. Honestly, it seems like a pretty cool customer. I think he would definitely make some rational decisions. If there's anyone who's going to be okay under the pressure, he's probably pretty high on the list to be honest. Vladimir, you just need to chill out. This is not just why don't you just chill out, man. This is shut up. You know what? And nobody needs this crap right now. Stop it. I think the DJ imitating nuclear discussions with Vladimir Putin has brought us to the end of what I would say, the golf news of the week. Tell me, tell me about your trip. I know. So actually, let me I'll preface all this with, we mentioned at the top, all the guys are abandoned this week. I was supposed to be out there as well. I do do an absolute comedy of errors and misfortune. I had to skip that trip. I ended up getting COVID on the back half of our Scotland trip. I ended up getting food poisoning. I don't know if I told you that part. I ended up getting food poisoning on my flight home. Tough, tough scene. Maybe the worst day of my adult life, I would say. And just the idea of getting back to Bannon would have been a bit of a bridge too far. But I know you were just out there last week, had a great time. What were some of the highlights? Yeah, super, I mean, it's hard to have any kind of trip abandoned that isn't really like an a minus that worst. So, but I had some of the worst weather that I've ever golfed in. Except for the NIT in Jacksonville, that would be the one other my wife was asking me. Was it worse than the NIT? And I was like, well, it was that kind of rain plus really bad wit. Like 50 mile an hour wind. So those were some tough tough days, definitely had to bring a couple of different rain suits to swap in and out between rounds. And as you might imagine, those courses are pretty hard in those kind of conditions. But other than one afternoon where there was kind of water on the greens that Bannon dunes, like still ridiculously playable, which shows you how well they're designed to drain and everything. Love, I go back, I've only been twice, but I keep going back in my mind and sort of thinking about what parts I love. And I just one thing I just love about Bannon is like, they make you feel like they are grateful to have you there. Instead of like, they are doing you a favor by letting you pay thousands of dollars to go up there. And that is such a huge thing when you are paying thousands of dollars that you probably saved up over the course of there's only so many people who are who can go every year. I'm not one of those people. I need to kind of bank up for a little bit of time to plan it out, but I just always feel like everyone there actually wants me to be there instead of is kind of like begrudgingly accepting my presence. And yeah, the golf is just so fun. There's so many different kind of shots I came away with more appreciation of old Mac than I had previously played a scramble at old Mac, which I think is like, it might be the goat scramble course. That's a really good you don't have to grind over necessarily shots and you can take on risks that you might not always take. You got a lot of, I won't say funnel pins, but like a lot of ridges you can use that one guy might catch and all the other guys might miss. It just makes for a really fun day, I'm sure. Totally, I mean, it was so hard to hold certain greens in the wind or whatever, but I managed to make a par on the road hole there. That was so proud of, like on my own ball because, you know, hit a hit like a pitching wedge from like one 40 that I knew would hit short and bounce up and it held the green, and I was like, God, that is exactly the way you're supposed to play this. This is so cool that I did that. But as I said, you know, when in the death bunker and pack and that is a tough one. I mean, to me, this may be influenced in your own mind by your tremendous legendary performance of making three birdies on the floor are threes, but trails is just the best vibe for me. I could play trails every day all the time. 13 I kind of was less enthusiastic.

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

06:52 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"What else we got? Brandt snedeker and Keith Mitchell going with a Doctor John song, everybody want to get rich right away. That's pretty cool like actual like, you know, regional nod there. Exactly. I believe that horschel and Sam Burns came out to call him Baton Rouge and absolute classic. I read in a transcript, I kind of was one of the most jarring quotes I've ever seen, which was from Billy. Horschel, which said, quote, I'm a big Garth fan, but I had never heard that song before. And then I heard it and it was perfect, which is those two statements can not coexist. That's a truly jarring jarring sentence. Which, yeah, that's going to take some unpacking as well. Disgusting. Jason scrivener and Jason Day going with rock and roll part two by noted child abuser Gary glitter. Yeah, that's dicey there. That's an interesting one. Who let the dogs out just a classic for Joel Damon and Steven Yeager. I like the irony of that. I like that. I like Victor hovland and Colin Morikawa. I know there's a lot of, you know, a lot of conversation about what they were going to go with, but just a classic sandstorm. The instrumental, everybody knows. That song everybody knows that when that's fun. You know, we've got some light. We've got some Rick rolling going on. We've got Justin Lauer and Dylan whoo coming out to the Alan Parsons serious Chicago Bulls song. DA points coming out to pour some sugar on me. That makes me deeply uncomfortable. My dear Friends came out during his wedding reception to the Chicago Bulls. That's a classic. I love that. Yeah. That was pretty funny. Scott piercy coming out to careless whisper also deeply unsettling. Yeah. What else we got? G Mac, a little bit of a deeper oasis cut supersonic, you know, not a deep cut, but you know, not a wonder wall or champagne supernova. How much would you pay to sit with G back and Liam Gallagher and sit and talk about just like the state of England, Northern Ireland and all that? Bring that on. So many beers would be consumed at the blue Nona with Liam Gallagher throwing things at the help. I would love that. That would be an all timer. And then we've got David's skins coming out to we are the champions. Spoiler alert, we are not. What did you pick as like a song if you are when you play in the Zürich? Sure. What would be your choice to sort of come out to? God, that's there's just no good answers. And I would expect to be fully, you know, I think it's kind of a social contract that whatever, like there's no good answer, right? Whatever you pick, you're going to get absolutely lit up. So I'm totally fine with that. You know what I really enjoyed, Neil came out when he did his boxing thing? Neil came out to Tom Sawyer by rush, which was which was really, really good, which actually pretty sick. Adam hadwin and Adam svenson before they had to give up their tour cards were getting beat by Jay Haas, picked a rush song as proper proper young Canadian boys. I like that. Man, I don't know. That's a really, really tough one. So what do you got? Well, my buddy Adam kilgore, who covered the Nats for several years. We're big drive by truckers fans. Shout out to my guy, Jason Isabella, former trucker sky, but Patterson hood has a song lookout mountain. And we used to always, we were trying to convince closers to come out to look out mountain because it starts at this amazing bird area. You should look it up, anybody out there who's never heard lookout mountain. And imagine a Ricky Vaughn type closer, like kicking open the bullpen door and coming into pitch the 9th inning, whatever with runners on. It's a pretty sick opener. So that would be up there for me as like, I can see like sabotaged by the beasties would be a good one to do for sure. You know, I mean, you can do like purple haze as a really sick opening riff, the Hendrick song. Well, it's hard about this though. You got a picture that there's like 13 people in the stands and it's like 92. It's not gonna blow the doors off 400% humidity. And it's like 8 30 a.m. on Saturday. So, you know, it's like, what are you gonna play like the hold steady or something? It just really get everybody all whipped up. I don't know what I picked. Maybe the national. Thick as a brick, which I thought. That's a really good one. Bungle in the jungle, I think it would be my answer. Actually, I might go with that. You know what? I was disappointed not to see was. Just terrible to some of Robert garrigues and Tommy gainey. I think Tom again, you should come out to nookie. I think it would have been an absolute all timer. Why wouldn't she just lean into it if you were talking again? That would be sick. So yeah, I don't know. Thus, thus concludes your walk up music analysis for this year. I look forward to doubling back next year. Anything else from the Zürich from you? Yeah, I don't think so. I mean, just, you know, look, I appreciate that it exists. I don't pretend that it's like appointment golf viewing for me, but it's fun to sort of have around. And there ought to be more different kinds of events that aren't just stroke play. So I'm not going to knock anything about it because it sort of lives up to one of the things that we preach that there needs to be more of. So it's just because it doesn't get it exactly right, or is it super compelling? Doesn't mean that it's not good in general. Here, here. Moving to the West Coast, the LPGA NASA hataoka is your winner at the LPGA LA open. It is her 6th LPGA victory and just a dominant week. She won by 5. She has a tendency to do this. She has 6 wins now, you know, this one was by 5, two of the other ones are by 6. One was by three. And I think if you watched much of that round today, it's pretty easy to see why when she gets on autopilot band, it is starts to look pretty impossible to make a bogey. I had a blast watching this tournament. I don't know what your history of watching this tournament is or how much you watch this week, but what were your takeaways? I like this golf course a lot. And so it's always enjoyable to watch a little bit. I love you can probably say this about 96% of LPGA players, maybe like Lexi would be the only person I wouldn't say it about was just such fun tempo to.

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

05:16 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"How exciting would that be? Guys, just scramble it so hard at the end to get ahead of Frank licklider or and if that guy beats a certain number of players, he gets an exemption or something. Oh my God. That would be so sweet. That would be the kind of formula type thing, right? Where there's some other element involved that you are riveted by and like the broadcast is like, oh, let's go now to Jay hall. He's climbing up the leaderboards in 50 fast and there's a big, big drama here, and he can eliminate like 6 guys from their jobs for the next week. The unbelievable. See, PJ tour, we're talking about, you know, we're talking about innovating. We're talking about doing this. This is the kind of stuff we're talking about. Giving out free ideas right now. Exactly. That's going to take me a while to process. And I feel like people just kind of skipped over it or turn it into a fun trivia question. But I mean, he went out and literally beat Kyle Stanley, Camila. Who else is who else is on this list? Adam hadwin. Don't sleep on Adam hadwin. Scott stallings, playing. I definitely, when I was at the Baltimore sun, I covered Jay Haas winning a senior PGA Tour event. Senior PGA Championship at cave's valley. I think it might have been Baltimore country, but I think it was caves. And he I remember like the lead of my story was that he didn't think he was going to win. So he had like a flight that left at like 6 p.m. and then he shot like 63 in the final round. He had to change his flight so he could do the press conference afterwards. And he was like, ah, it's worth it, you know, he was 55 or something and beat Tom Watson. Areas making cuts. Unbelievable, man. That's a mind blower to me. And then the last thing with the Zürich, I think everybody's favorites when you're talking about growing the game, I think it's almost impossible to underestimate what an impact walk up music has had on these massively full golf courses that we're seeing all over the country, these demand for golf clubs is backed up. You just can't get a tee time inside a two weeks, you know, I think it's hard to separate that from the massive success of walk of music at the Zürich classic, agree or disagree. Oh yeah, it's just so huge. The kids are talking about it in the streets. Wondering what kind of trap music are going to be playing. When the guys roll out. So yeah, huge. Can I just read off a couple that is due? I think it's always fun shout out to golf week for rounding these up. We mentioned Ryan Palmer and Scottie scheffler, the UT fight song. I think that's a classic. That's not going to, it's not going to get you in any trouble. Listeners of this podcast would be very big fans hopefully of the Vince Whaley I think and Lee Hodges, that's I guess, but I think that's right. Public service announcement by Jay-Z for legal reasons, definitely not the song we used for this podcast. No, definitely not. I really wanted to point this one out. One of my least least favorite artists currently in the game, but just massively fitting, Justin rose, going with the human Comcast, John Legend, all of me, just what in the world. What could possibly be the motivation for all of me being your walk up? Just an absolute brand orgy going on there, just like all the, all the human brands just really, really coalescing. Trying to get the moms on team rose. This one was interesting. Raging against the machine bulls on parade. That from Brendan Steele and Keegan Bradley, which was unfortunate, you know? I want to do. That's a great song. And I hate the player. I love the game. Exactly. I was actually going to say, and I hope we can play this after you get done reading these. But what would be the most unlikely song that you would like to hear as walk up music? And I was going to say killing in the name Rage Against the Machine and think that that would be like, oh, that's so unlikely. That would never happen. But here these guys are playing bulls on parade. Yeah, and I think I would like to think that Zach de la roca and the boys when they, when they wrote a song like that, I think that's probably the intended intent to really bring joy to the phases at the Zürich. Zürich classic of New Orleans. We should tag Tom Morello on Twitter. Exactly. What do you think about this? The official official investment bank of Rage Against the Machine, I'm sure. Have you ever seen that thing where like the high school choir or the high school band does bullseye parade? Look it up on YouTube. It's pretty sick. This is definitely like a thing where you realize that your generation is old enough to influence the world in some ways. I saw like Tyson Fury. His father's heavyweight fight and he came out to juicy by biggie smalls and I was like, oh, that'd be a fun song that would never happen on the PGA Tour, but you know, maybe it would. If public service announcement is getting dropped. Exactly. It's possible. Our winners this week can't lay in shockley went with House of the rising sun classic New Orleans song. See what Kim sung you'll know, going to the BTS song..

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

06:32 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"You getting $15, you are helping support junior golf download the cash app and Kevin, let's get back to it. We're joking about this earlier in the week. And total aside here, a couple more Louisiana things to get to, but just because you mentioned Phil. What do you think Phil's doing right now? Teach. I want to believe all of the most insane theories about Phil. I want to believe that Phil has a ponytail. Right now. Maybe a big beard, you know, looking like a sort of 60s hippie living in the village. Well, you know what, I'm picturing as you're saying this. Do you remember that epic photo? What do you first did the crazy fast? He did that like that outrageous fast where and then he took that picture to the ocean when his shorts were all like saggy down and he looked like he had lost 95 pounds. He was like suck it in his stomach and peering off existentially to the distance. That kind of feels like it kind of feels like we might be living in the embodiment of that of that photo right now. Maybe Phil is like he's rented a boat and he like a sailboat and he's just kind of sailing around the world from port to port where he doesn't have to register his presence, just can only pay and Bitcoin or cash or NFTs. Those are some excellent possibilities. Certainly as a Montana guy, I've heard that he's potentially been holed up in the Yellowstone club in Montana is sort of like the place all the celebs go to rail about how they don't want to pay taxes anymore. And how they want to divorce themselves from the world economy and such. You know, I don't really care about feel like asking for patrician or feel like sort of admitting any wrongs like I'm not going to sort of play the morality of this. I do think I'll be a little bit sad if he doesn't show up at the PGA just because I think it would be sort of fun spectacle. And if I were Phil, I would just kind of like lean into it and be like, whatever, man. I've said some dumb shit and I've said some dumb shit before, I'll probably say dumb shit in the future. I'm here to play golf. You know, anybody who doesn't like it, it's fucking awesome. Trying to start a competing league with the size. That was a real double bogey by me, guys. But you know, I'm here to, I'm here to focus on southern hills and, you know, next question, please. I mean, legitimately if you did that, that's probably how it would go. How many more follow-ups would there be? I got to tell you, you know, these having been a member of the golf media. It's not like anybody's gonna go frost Nixon on his ass. Exactly. Grill him and be like, well, what do you mean, Phil? Like, what did you actually mean by scary motherfuckers? Let's really break that back. How many Tiger Woods crashed his car and literally got like an almost lost his leg and literally got like one question that was like, what happened? And then people were like, well, I guess we'll move on. Yeah, like low key crashed his car like a number of different times. Correct, yes. Not just once. Three separate times. But Phil is this week? Oh, he said yes. He said yes. Phil, I know you've been involved in some scary motherfucker diplomatic stuff here, but if you just could take us through the first hole and what do you think does some of the changes that kill hands is made here? Yeah, what club do you have it on 15? Well, I'm so glad you asked, guys, because that is such an important question. I have these new calorie wedges. Exactly. We'll see, you know, would Phil just keep playing the callaways? Would he show up with some other kind of, you know, like, Callaway's but like, sanded down labels or something on them? Well, that's also kind of where I think we're enjoying the low key week this week, because I think shit's about to, you know, it's about to get pretty turned up. And we got a couple more things on the agenda, but of course we got to live golf event coming up in June. We've got the Phil Willy wony play and in May. We've got, you know, it's going to be an action packed summer, I think, in line with kind of what we've seen. A couple of things, before we get there, I do have a couple more Zürich things. One, do so, you know, speaking of Tiger, when Tiger beat all those people on day one of the masters after barely being able to walk, we called for a number of tour cards. And I want to put this question to you here and now. Should anybody who got beat by Bill and Jay Haas this week in a fucking PGA Tour event have to also rescind their cards. Hand in their cars, I could hear Randy's voice in my head, the disembodied voice of Randy just these guys stink, man. These guys very golf, man. Stink. And somebody needs to call them out. Unbelievable story, man. Oldest person to make a cut in the history of the PGA Tour finished T 36 with his son Wild Bill. Just a couple of things to throw at you here. Jay Haas, the first time he played the New Orleans open, you know what year it was? 1977. Wow. You know the number one movie in April of 1977 was? Would be Star Wars? Just before Star Wars rocky. Rocky. Rocky. You could watch Jay Haas, who made a cut. This week on the PGA Tour. You could watch Jay Haas, play the New Orleans open and then go to a fucking movie theater and see rocky. Wow. That guy went out and beat a bunch of people this week. At professional golf. Un freaking believable. He has not played on the PGA Tour since the 2010 players championship. Has not made a cut on the PGA Tour in 16 years. I was born in 1977 in December 1977. So J Haas has played in the New Orleans open longer than I've been alive. Unbelievable. I know that gets a lot of the schmaltzy like, oh fathers and sons, what an amazing game. We need to just, that's a truly fascinating, unbelievable achievement. What if there was like a poison pill player who entered every tournament? And if you lost to him, every your card was up for review..

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

07:33 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"It shows you if you're kind of like a middling career vet, you know, I think that's a fair way to describe Ryan Palmer. Not bad, but never good that be nice to the rookies man. Be nice to like the young kids coming up like embrace them, be a little mentoring and then maybe you can get like a 5 more your exemption as a desert. I guess two years would be a two years, $1.4 million going to each of the winners and 400 FedExCup points go into each of the winners, which again, it's just a weird event. None of that is necessarily offensive, I guess. It just feels weird for an event with what feels like very, very little juice, but maybe that's just me, opining too much, but if this was an event where I think we've talked a lot about where, if women were involved, like if it was LPGA players playing with, would it have more appeal to you? Would you be into it? I want to say yes, I would, for sure. That's where I'm at too. And fully conscious of what I just got done saying about how wrong I was about my prediction for this team event. I do think there's something interesting to seeing. And you see it with some of the teams, I guess. It was maybe even with the burns and horschel team a little bit where you have burns is kind of swinging out of his shoes, firepower, let's make a million birdies and Billy is kind of like a little bit more fairways and greens. Let's hit it to 20, 30 feet, and hopefully roll in a couple. But we have like Xander and can't lay playing pretty much the same game. I mean, there's some interest there, I think, seeing, you know, two guys try to figure it out together, but I think different playing styles would just be so much more interesting, right? And trying to figure out who's teeing off on which hole and which holes favor which player and can this person hit this shot into the screen? Is this going to make sense? God, sign me up for all of that. And that's the comment we have been broken record about with regards to the president's cup is like, man, how much better would the president's cup be if it was mixed mixed teams? And you're pairing men and women together. And since that feels like a massive long shot, I think doing an event like this, like even just a one off calendar event would be so freaking cool. Yeah, I suppose that the counter argument of the golf kind of establishment would be well, you know, then you're taking away X number of spots from the last 75 people on the list for on both the LBA and the PJ, right? Yeah, but do you want me to do some of those names of people in the field? Because at least really tough. It's really tough, man. As always, no offense to anybody. But there were some teams in here where it's almost like a multiplier effect. When you see two anonymous people on a team, you're just like, man, who the fuck are all these people? It's tough. It's not a good field. It's not a good field. I could almost kind of like, I definitely lays bare even more. All right, maybe we can thin the herd a little bit. The death panel, death panel by the list. Next year. This is dangerous territory to wade into, but just looking over the list. I'm sorry, I'm sorry to this man, but I've never heard of Joseph bramlett who played with maverick mcneely. And I have not heard of Austin smotherman who played with our Harry Higgs. I have not heard of Paul barjon who played with Tom hoagy. I don't think I've heard of either Jarrett wolf or Seth Reeves who shot 500. Yeah. You know, like a lot of dudes who obviously they're great. They're probably better at their profession than I am in mine. So it's maybe disrespectful to be like, I ain't never heard of you, but wow, that's a lot of people who are bringing a lot of eyeballs to the to this. Yeah. I agree. And I guess give credit to, you know, I think Xander and cantlay playing the event and pairing up together is ultimately awesome, right? I mean, that's good on them for being too top ten top 12 players and really leaning into this thing and embracing it and matching up. Same obviously with more power and hovland, they seem like they had a blast. And that's kind of the thing about this event is when you do talk to guys about it. I mean, the players like almost to a man that I've spoken to love this event. They have a legitimate blast. And I think that's more of an existential question about how much does the promote the tour promote things that players really like versus things that fans really like, but I mean, I guess if it's a one or a zero, right? Is this event good for the PGA Tour or bad for the PGA Tour? I probably tend to lean towards it's a one and it's a good change of pace and it's fun to watch the back 9 and it's fun to watch guys play alternate shot for, you know, I can do it for about an hour and a half. It's great, but the idea of watching it on like Thursday Friday when I got nothing else to do is no thanks. It's like the potential is there for I mean imagine if this existed in like 2002 and you could have gotten like a Tiger and devolved team paired against Ernie and Adam Scott or something like that. Down the stretch. That would have been like huge because that's basically what all the battle bighorn and all that stuff that they ended up creating was kind of intending. And so the intent is good and it's there. It's just like, you know, for the most part, the bigger stars aren't kind of aren't that interested. I will say, Scotty shutter continues to have one of the more interesting postmasters like victory tours around. He participates in this event. Like he doesn't do any of the late night talk show stuff. I guess I don't tune in quite as much to Sports Illustrated and stuff like that, but it didn't seem like he sat down for any kind of big magazine profile or anything after that happened. It's like basically it's got a shuffler seems like kind of the same dude except for that he won the best. He's just kind of hanging out at home. That's exactly kind of how I think I would long for it to be. If I ever win the masters, this is perfect. Yeah, well, I'm gonna hold you to that. Okay, well, you know, I mean, it's gonna be hard not to not to go on some of the shows. Yeah, well, maybe do one. One for you one for them. Kind of a situation. It depends on if I still work very soon while I win the masters. Push for me to be on Kimmel and the whole vertical integration thing that you'd have to do. Well, you got to cross promote. Totally. I think some of it too has to do with just, we talk about this with all the PGA conversation and everything and just the way the tour is structured. For the tour to do anything mildly innovative is just, it's just like really not going to happen, right? Because there's just so many shareholders. And so many people to keep happy and so many playing opportunities to create. And all of those things to where, you know, this is about as outside the box is they've gotten probably in my time of covering pro golf, right? And it's still just kind of winds up as like this milk toast down the middle of the road. You know, nobody's really happy. Nobody's really offended kind of product and I don't know..

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

07:19 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"Going to set this up. I think this was kind of one of the more lackluster in a good way. Kind of one of the more peaceful, on eventful weeks in the world of golf that we've had for quite a while, very, very little news on the Liv golf front. We didn't have any majors. We didn't have Jordan Spieth when in any tournaments. What's the state of play right now in the world of golf? How are you feeling? Good about it. I feel like everything needs a little bit of an ebb and flow, right? If everything is great, then nothing is great, right? I remember, this is just maybe tortured analogy, but seeing the first Lord of the Rings in the theater, years ago, and after the sort of long departure from the Shire, it was just like action at like a level 8 for like two and a half hours. And eventually I was like, oh, wow. This is just a lot. And you kind of was any narrative storyteller knows, you need sort of rises and falls in emotional thing. So probably a good thing that we have kind of a week where you can either be into it or you can ignore it. And you know, I think we probably were into it just the right amount this week. Just to sort of in passing, enjoy it just enough. I think like one tweet about the entire tournament this week. So yeah, you know, I feel like we're mostly checked out. We had the proverbial eagles come pick us up off the mountain and just really, really brought us in for a nice little Sunday of golf watching. You took The Lord of the Rings metaphor just right out of my mouth. I mean, that's exactly where I was going as well. Patrick cantlay and Xander schauffele are your wire to wire winners at the Zürich classic of New Orleans. What's the takeaway from the week for you? What was your what was your feeling watching the tournament this week? I think my feeling is Xander and Patrick are kind of exactly what you would sort of put out there if you were like a critic of golf and you were like, oh, it's all like kind of just boring dudes with no personalities. And if you are like, I think follow it a little bit more closely. I think this is like a pretty smart, interesting guy, really actually pretty good interview when he's asked interesting questions. And Xander certainly pretty smart guy as well, but they don't project a lot of energy or charisma, certainly on the golf course. And so if you wanted to point to a reason why non golf people will have a hard time maybe getting into golf sometimes, I think those two dudes are probably a pretty good example of like, oh, just kind of some boring dudes who don't really exude much emotion on the course. I still can't figure out Xander in general, whether he is kind of someone who should be praised for kind of always being, you know, pretty good or whether that is somehow a flaw. I hate to get like hot tea, you know, like some where you sort of, oh, this guy's not a winner. But, you know, on some level it is not why we sort of have jobs and sports is because we were able to sort of discuss what inherent thing it is inside someone that allows them to kind of crush all others who are vying for the same thing. So I don't know if it does anything. Look, how long has it been since Xander won a tournament like 2018? 2019 cup of Lu, I believe. 2019. So good, I guess to see him get in the winter circle again. Feels a little bit flawed in the sense of maybe that's a great spot presenter to be. He's just always be good in team events. Need someone else to kind of lift him up over the hump. Sometimes I feel that way, but my own golf game was a much better in team pairings than I am in my individual. I did have a little bit of that feeling as well. Just, you know, the Zürich, we'll get into kind of the pros and cons of the Zürich and the team event in a minute, but looking at the leaderboard, I'm kind of, I was kind of drawn to these zander specifically. Up there just in like, oh, okay. I could talk about this. This guy has, you know, kind of no showed in events for quite a while, hasn't gotten over the hump. And, you know, now suddenly, does it with a partner, at least, you know, at least there's a little bit of hot takey substance to go along with that. And you know, looking through his wins, I mean, I think 5 wins now. 5 or 6 wins on the PGA Tour, a lot of them are, I won't say weird events, but the tour championships of 30 man events, the HSBC, in China's kind of a weird event, the capabilities and other 30 ish, 35% events, and now we have a team win, which juxtapose that with kind of, I think, really, I was trying to wrap my head back around like why is there the Xander hype, right? Because it doesn't seem like we've seen all that much over the last couple of years other than we have the Olympics, which is its own kind of weird wrinkle. We have, we just have all these things where you always kind of seems like he's in the picture without actually being the dude. I don't know the last time we've seen him really kick the goddamn door down and just be the dude. And I think reminding myself that he's played in 19 majors and he's top ten to 9 of them and I think that's where a lot of it comes from, right? It just had so much he has had so much promise and not that he hasn't delivered on this because 9 top tens and majors is big game hunter stuff. It's just, it's a really, really weird career. Made even weirder by a weird team win today. Yeah. I think one of the things that's kind of interesting for me is to think about this is that he doesn't have any like spectacular disasters, right? There's no thing where like he was going to win a major, maybe the masters that were against Vicki where he hit it in the pond on 16 is kind of the closest to this, but it's kind of just a lot of like weird, slow fades, where he's just kind of like you think, oh, at the start of the day, I remember when he and Spieth were tied at the start of the day at the feats of the Waste Management. And I remember texting you or something that day, oh my God, it looks like Xander is like the iron Byron compared to like a guy trying to write a game. There's no way that speed is going to, and they both kind of, you know, they both didn't win that day. Brooks, I think, ended up winning that day. But it was like Xander was just kind of like a boring, non factor. It was just kind of a bunch of pars, but he bogey here and there. Like, nothing ever particularly interesting. And it almost, I think we almost have more sympathy or expectations for guys who get really close and then just completely collapse in the moment. And I don't know, it just seems to me like that's a little bit of Xander. Like he never makes it. It never makes me feel anything deeply. And so that's probably why I feel indifferent towards some of his career prospects. Not like reef Fowler or someone like that who has made me feel like both highs of like, oh, the God, the players are so exciting in 2017 when he won or like, man, he really laid a huge egg at Aaron hills. There is no moment like that for Xander other than maybe the masters, but Hideki was probably going to wear that anyway..

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"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

No Laying Up

02:32 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on No Laying Up

"Be the right club today. I mean, that's better than most. How about in. That is better than most. Better than most. Expect anything different. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the no laying up podcast. My name is DJ standing in for our fearless leader solly. All the boys are out at bandon dunes, so we're bringing you I don't want to say the next best thing. So we'll just say the next thing. KV twice Kevin van van valkenburg. Good morning, Kevin. Greetings. How are you? Good morning. We are the designated survivors in case someone new expanded dunes or just falls off into the sea. We are carrying the flame. Or in case that massive earthquake hits the Pacific Northwest, you ever read that New Yorker piece about that? Oh my God, I think I've mentioned that Catherine Schultz piece multiple times on various podcasts of NLE origin. So if you haven't read it and you really want to stay up late at night like fearing for the end of time, basically go check it out. We can throw a link under the pod when the skills, but what truly one of the best New Yorker artists. And if you're solid neutron or Randy or anybody that's at baited with them, I would wait till you wait till you leave. Don't read it now. Don't read that on the plane until you're leaving. Also save that one. Let's get some business done here. Kevin, are you searching for the secret to making green on the green? Look no further, my friend. Then the money maker golf shoe from quater by Travis Matthew to take your game to the next level. I think solly is deep, deep into this scene. I'm sure he's got multiple pairs with him out at bandon right now. With a versatile athletic style, the moneymaker delivers the tech features. You need a golf shoe, Kevin. I can't wait to ask you about your golf shoes. You just got back from Bannon. So your feet are probably very, very achy. Maybe less achy with the money maker from Travis Matthew. Elevated style that you'll actually want to wear. Lightweight waterproof and stain resistant the money maker is constructed with a versatile, spikeless bottom for plenty of traction no matter the course conditions. Not only is the money maker quaters bestselling golf shoe, but it is also available in four colorways. This is my favorite part. Don't believe don't take my word for it. Don't believe us, ask John rom and Sam Burns..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

05:56 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Bad weather. Bad weather. I don't know what I'm gonna do for lunch. That's a good question. You're not thinking about getting to the airport early and eating there, right? You're gonna eat at home. I had not thought about it. Do you wanna do that? Nah, no, 'cause you know. I'll probably eat around here. All right, well, I'll see you guys. I'll see you in New Orleans. We all hopefully we can get out and play during New Orleans during this week at New Orleans and now we're gonna be at the tournament a lot, but maybe we can sneak in some of those Twilight rounds. I'm sure there's some nasty golf courses in that area. I mean, that southern Louisiana area, so let's try to get out. I don't know what day we would do it, but I'm sure there's a way. All right. Lurch, enjoy Arizona, or wherever you're going next. Yeah, Arizona, and then Florida later this week, but Arizona's getting into the bad season. Yesterday, 5 30, 95° outside. Yeah, that's birds. Nah. Dude, no, yeah, exactly. Right. We're not going to shut down things here. I need seasons. I don't like the cold, but I also like that I live in a place where the earth is doing the thing the earth is supposed to do. It's like kind of like, I don't want to move to the desert where it's like everything's a fancy land because then nothing feels different. Like you're about to enter a spot where the earth is trying to kill you. Dude, I look outside. Yeah, I look outside and I'm fearful of what's behind those doors. Right, it's just hot, it's only getting hotter. It's miserable. Nothing grows here and people are like, oh, that's fine. It's like, no, it's not fun. Like we shouldn't be here if nothing else is going to grow here. Let's get somewhere else. Exactly. Yeah, I'm not a huge Arizona guy in the current climate. It is, oh my God, I'm in Scottsdale right now. There looks like there's a plane about to fly through my window, so logo is Scottsdale airport. Anyways, I probably wrapped it up for us. All right, yeah. Watch anything else? I watch a movie called the way, way back yesterday, it was pretty good. Okay. Based off of Chris castellani recommendation on Twitter. He says the most underrated movie in the last whatever ten years. It was really good. A woman yet? Nope. Have you ever seen Trent ever seen oh no, I forgot. It's been so long you forgot the name of it. I forgot the name of the movie. Molly's game. Dude, if Jake didn't say I never would have gotten that. I didn't remember it either. Have you seen Molly's game? No. Fuck. We'll be out at dessert classic. 9 pole. We'll be out there all week. We'll be around. Crawfish boil hit us up if you got a great one. Win some money this week. You know what I mean? That masters thing was, oh ugly. Well, Trent. And I are gonna have to have a conversation where we limit our, we know exactly what we're gonna bet..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

04:49 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Like he'll start like the harmonica and then he'll hit the thing and then the harmonic will play and then he'll play the fucking kick drum and that'll play and then he'll just play the guitar to it. He's a one man band and his songs are fucking amazing. So Jerry cinnamon go listen to him. I've been listening to that like oh my God, it's been nuts and then I've been listening to stir to like crazy. And actually sturgill has now entered my karaoke world where really? Oh yeah, you can watch the song. You can have The Crown or you can wear The Crown. That's a great one, yeah. Is that you can have the crowd? You can have The Crown up here. You can have The Crown has now become maybe my second go to karaoke song. Wow. Just because I know every word to it, I know the fucking rhythm and it goes, man. People that may not have ever heard this on there like, wow, what's this little country tune that Frankie singing? I did it the other night. We've got a karaoke machine at the house. My dad's the only thing the first thing my dad wheeled into my house was this ridiculous karaoke machine. It's 6 feet tall. It's got three huge base sound speakers on the bottom and then a huge 20 inch screen that you can search Facebook, YouTube, and all these apps so that you can actually see the words come up on the screen with wireless mics. And then you turn the lights off and it just shoots out lasers all over your room. So you feel like you're in a fucking club. So I've been singing that a lot. But what's your number one song just for the record? Don't let the sun go down on me by Elton John. It brings the fucking house down. I had to know number one. I think people wanted to do it. Yeah. So, all right, so we got some music recommendations. I'm telling you guys, go listen to Jerry cinnamon. He's got that Scottish accent. I fucking love it. It's really cool. I think you're gonna like them. Okay. The only thing I've been listening to recently, and this is probably not something that you guys would be that into, but it's just boldy James and west side gun. These are rappers that Coley Mick turned me on too. I don't know. They're rappers, and the type of music that I just fucking love just that type of hip hop is amazing. To me. So check out those guys, Bo Jackson is an album. Pray for Paris is another album. If you want to get into that, but that's not really for you too, but anybody else can be. From time to time. Downstairs when I go downstairs and I just like want to hang out in the kitchen or whatever. I start playing music down there. First guy that I've been turning on recently is just action Bronson. I always just start. I start my day off for some reason in my new house. I like to start my day off with baby blue. I don't know why. There's just something..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

05:26 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"So I may remove myself from the show so that I can figure out what colors going on in the personal classic. If you guys would like to converse any longer discuss your upcoming plans, you might have to do it without me if that is okay. We could take it home for you. Yeah, we got it. I appreciate it. I'm going to go do commissioner duties. I hope you guys have a safe flight. I want to see some footage from your crawfish experiences and the doing piano bar because it's awesome. Done. Okay. Goodbye. I'm going to do a lurch move now. Okay, unfortunately, I have to exit. Yeah, there we go. I just sent a leaving, unfortunately. Sent a message to the group. There he is. He's gone. Yeah, no, I actually, the one thing that we've got to say about the Zürich classic is that if you're getting tickets, what you should be getting tickets if you're in the nall in this area, which is what Riggs says now and drives me crazy actually when he says it and we're going to talk about Riggs as much as we can behind his back now that he's gone. But get tickets if you haven't gotten tickets already and then come to the 9th green. We're going to have a huge setup at the 9th green at the Zürich classic all week. So we're all going to be down there. There's going to be a bunch of barstool personalities down there Trent now will be essentially living at that spot and we'll be doing barstool sportsbook stuff. So come say hi to us. It's going to be a fun week. First time that I'm going to, I think this might be the first time I'm going to just a regular PGA Tour event. Really? Is that right? Aside from like a playoff. You've never been. I've been to like Barclays that was at Glen oaks. I've been to the bark. This one was at Beth page. I've been to all of the events that we've got to. We've never gone to a PGA Tour event together. No, we go to the majors. Yeah, I've never gone to just a regular. I could be wrong..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

04:38 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Hungover, you want to hide something. You're at brunch, maybe. Sunglasses is an advil. Dude. You want to know something? Oh my God. Kanye. So at the end of the dude, when I was younger, did you know that? Reach had no idea you. Context clues I could tell that he sung it. He literally sung that like I just could have told you that. The Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama said it once in a speech. It was just like sunglasses and advil as we all need it. But I remember whenever I would when I was younger like whatever, 18, 19, first started getting hangovers, and even to this day, I still bring it to 21. I still, I still use that line to remind myself what I should have when I have a hangover. Should I have Tylenol or advil or motrin? Like I'm always like going through my whatever my pantry and I noted and I'll say in my head, sunglasses and advil last night was Madrid. And I'm like, oh, like you're supposed to have advil when you have a hangover. It's just been like my go to thing that I think of that's crazy. But I've never said that before in public, and I do it almost every weekend. So really? Then I got that off my chest. You sing it every time? Do you sing it in my head? Oh yeah, I need advil. Every time. Kanye has been guiding you through your hangovers for a decade. I saw we had about we had a 7 way tie for third place. Yeah, seriously. So what happens to that money? It just gets like. So yeah, what they do is they take everybody third through tenth, I guess. They take all of those payouts, add them up and divide them by 7. Wow. And so what that turned out to be was $330,857 and 15 cents. So you get one 7th of what you would have gotten had you finished solo second. No. Awesome. Nope. I'm with you, Frankie, though. This stuff confuses the fuck out of me. I don't understand. No problem. So the numbers we've been throwing around, I don't understand..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

04:45 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"He's going through the process and he kind of lets you in and it's very much like your part of the ride with him, whereas so many other guys will internalize it, right? Like the way that a Patrick can't lay Windsor golf tournament is so much different than a way that Jordan Spieth wins a golfer. And it's boring and I'm sure Spieth would love his golf to be more boring. I bet that's his goal is for it to be fucking way more boring, but the way that he wins is he's in the parking lot. He's next to the equipment trucks at the open championship by the driving range. And then he makes a miraculous bogey. Like he's all over the map and yet he finds a way to win a golfer. His putting is really interesting because that stretch that he had when he first came out on tour and he was winning and he almost won the masters three years in a row, but one in 2015 won those majors. You know, he was making it a shocking clip like 15 to 30 foot buds. Like at a shocking clip. I think it was like two or three X the tour average percentage. He was making those pots, which just is going to guarantee that you win a bunch of golf tournaments. But if you look, I went through 2014 to 2015 season and then all the way up to now. He was 9th and strokes gained putting, second in strokes gained putting 48th, 123rd, second, a 105th, 33rd, and this year he is a 179th in strokes gained putting. So like, he's fucking all over the map when it comes to like total putty. And it actually, it almost, it's almost like his ball striking is underrated in that because the fact that in the last year, you know, I guess 53 weeks, he's won two PGA Tour events, but he's a 179. Basically not on the BGA tour when it comes to putting is just shocking because we view him as a good putter, but he has these misses. I mean, you missed an 18 inch putt on Saturday. He missed last week. Two weeks ago, or was it a master? Oh, the masters. He had that clip of him three putting from like three feet. You know, it's like, he just has had these weird moments. So yeah, he's just beat. He's an enigma. He's fascinating. But like even that, just like a roller coaster ride, like you said he went one 50 to second to like one 70th. It's like, what the hell is that? And then if I would love to actually see like week over week of what it is. Like, does he just get hot one week? And then he's just first and then he's back to two 50th. You know, and like it all averages out because it's amazing what you get out of him. The expectations, it's like, oh, this can be anything. And that's, I think, why it's fascinating to watch him navigate his way around the golf course. Dude, 2016, 2017. He was 48th, and then the next year, 123rd, and then the next year's second, and then the next year, a 150. So let's do that. What is that? How are you not? You look at kisner, kiss is like second, 8th, 15 third. He's like in the top 15 or 20 every year. It's like speed is one of the worst in the world for professional golfers. And then one of the best. It's like for a whole year. It doesn't make any sense. It's actually crazy that he's 28 years old too. He's 28. He's been an four lifetime. Jordan Spieth has been in my life for 25 years. When he gets to 46 years old, he actually might be older than Tiger Woods at 46 years old..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

04:01 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Jordan Spieth is back, very nice to see. He's kind of back, I guess. It's weird. He won the Valero Texas open last year, amidst that run where he had a serious threat at the Waste Management. And then he kind of struggled, it feels like since then, he's doing that weird pre swing routine where it looks like he's lost in the sauce. And then he comes out, misses the cut at the masters and then wins at the RBC heritage. I don't know that he's like fully back. I think he's kind of in that same spot we talked about last year when it was like, yeah, he's threatening some of these tournaments and he picked off one here or there, but like, he's not Jordan Spieth back to where he's, you know, he almost won every single major in 2015. He won the open in 2017 by hole in all kinds of shots after his incident on the driving range. That's kind of Jordan Spieth back. So I don't know that he's fully back, but he won another PGA Tour event, which is nice. He had 11 wins through 2017, then zero until last year on April 4th, and then another one yesterday. So it's just been, I don't know, speech had kind of a weird career. Very weird. It's a little unfair how closely we track Spieth sometimes. I think. I feel like we don't talk about anybody else that way. And I get why. Like, we saw the flashes of it when he was really young, he's winning majors. He was, I mean, he was the next big thing. But you know, we don't really track anybody the way that we track Jordan Spieth. And it's like, if anybody else had had the last couple of years, it's beef. I would be like, that's a pretty good couple of years. Two tour vents is guy, that's a career for most guys. But like with Jordan Spieth, I understand that the expectations are different, but like sometimes, we just track him like it's like, are you back? Are you back to the old guy? What's going on? He's like, he's like, I'm just winning a golf term. I don't know what to do at this point. Early on, it was like, he was like the putty magician. You know, the classic golf talk is, well, if you just made every putt, you'd like, would you win the golf term? 'cause he's always struck the ball. I would say not consistently or he's gone through his woes or he gets himself to wild positions. He's historically a great iron player. He is. And his recovery shots are incredible..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

03:49 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"And who knows? I haven't done a pull up since I got elbow surgery. That's a chin up. Frankie, that's a chin up. That's completely different workout. Oh, so there we go. Maybe I can't do a pull up then. I can only do chin ups. So chin ups. Chin ups are a lot easier. We were thinking about doing palms facing us, but it sounds like you have to do palms away from us to do a pull up. All right, so I'm out on that. I could probably do one or two. That makes it a lot harder. That's a lot harder. I could do the that's why I said I would like jump into it and then I'd get into a rhythm where I can knock out a bunch of them. But I guess that makes sense because when you're doing a chin up, you're using your biceps. That's way easier to wave bigger. The other one, you're just you're out there, I don't know what you're using. Use your back? Ugh. I'm using things I don't have. No. All right, we got Jordan Spieth. We've got to talk about faith. I don't know how we want this girl to be fucking asked with you. I mean, every time I looked, he shaken his head, he missed an 18 inch pot on Saturday on Saturday. He also had, I believe, out of however many people made the cut. I think it might have been 71 or something like that. 71 people in the field, he had, he ranked 71st in strokes gained putting on Saturday, so he was the worst player in the field. Strokes gained putting. Anyone that got there. So I just don't know, I don't know where that comes from. I don't know how it occurred. I tune in on yesterday's Sunday and the final round. And I'm traveling all day trying to get from the West Coast to the east coast. And I tune in on the 9th hole and he's like sideways and a bunker hits it into a grandstand, misses like a three footer and then a couple hours later, I look, he's in a fucking playoff. So I don't know how you really, I think that's the essence of Jordan Spieth. I think that's why we love him so much. He's all over the fucking map. He said his quote was I won the golf tournament without a putter. And I think that's probably right. The guy has now 13 PGA Tour wins three majors. You will be going for the career Grand Slam or no, he will be, he will be going, yeah, career Grand Slam at the PGA, which is obviously next month..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

05:17 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Dude, can you add one thing to your list that might not happen, but it's something that I realized is happening while we're there. There is a New Orleans pelicans playoff game while we're there. Wow. They're playing the Phoenix Suns who, for those that don't follow the NBA, they are the best team in the NBA. So if we could catch that game on Friday night, we don't have to. But it's something. The suns are phenomenal. And the piss out of the pelicans. I'm not a basketball guy at all. We have four seats who act on it. It was amazing experience, but you were there last night? I was there last night. I flew in, somebody was like, I got an extra ticket. I was like, I'll totally go sit on the floor, watch a basketball game. Those guys are the biggest humans on the planet. And they're up with the most athletic people in the world. I mean, it is crazy how lean they are and they just go up, catch it, throw it down. The guy Booker never misses a shot in his life. It is. Playoff basketball. Obviously play off hockey guy, my hopes and dreams are canceled last night. He's been eliminated. 28 years of losing in my life. And everyone acts like it's something new. Your team lost. I've literally lost every year I've been alive. So it's just another year, also 31 teams lose, only one team wins. So everyone else will be joining me except for one team. At the end of the year at the end of the day, basketball and the playoffs is electric. I can talk shit about basketball all the time, how it's boring, there's time outs as fouls, the most the most exciting part of a basketball game, the clock just stops and the constantly taking time out. I fucking hate it. But playoff basketball moves a little bit more. It's electric, the crowd standing from the beginning of the fourth quarter till the end. I'm a big fan of playoff basketball every shot matters. We have game time as a sponsor now. Maybe we hit up the game time, guys, maybe we look at the game time app, we'll see if we can get last minute tickets. This is why we have game time is to literally we're in a city. We see a game. We want to look on the app and we'll find tickets. That's what we're going to do. It was a great experience. I will say the sun's just kicked the crud out of the palace Kim's there up by like 20 all game. And then they got it to 6 and Chris Paul, who's got to be 40 Trent. I feel like you're the closest to basketball. We have on the show. He's probably mid 30s. Late 30s..

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"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

Fore Play

05:01 min | 10 months ago

"zurich" Discussed on Fore Play

"Big week lot going on in the foreplay world per usual. Jordan Spieth, the golden child, just won. He has a child, so now he's a father, which the whole thing was I just didn't really see that coming with Andy running on the green and he's a father now and you look at him as a young child out there where the partial classic and southern pines and it's absolutely freezing. It's about 45° raining sideways and windy, which we were just talking with the staff of, you know, if it's raining, but it's like kind of warm and there's not really much wind. It's fine. Even if it's windy, but it's obviously nice out. It's fine. When you get all three of those things, it's just fucking miserable. And I will say that right now, it is horrible outside. The worst weather you could possibly play golf in. And if you look at the forecast on both sides of it, for about 7 days leading up and for about ten days afterwards, it's just sunny and perfect. So a little bit unfortunate. The crew Trent Frankie, I believe Hannah cook, mincy, Meghan making money will all be at the Zürich classic this week where bars will sportsbook is the official gaming partner. So there's a lot going on. Boys, how are we frankly? You have a nice color today. In a lot of ways. I like the color of your pullover of the color of your skin with that light. Something about this camera today, I turned it on and I just didn't change anything. It felt great. I would like to say, I think that this is adding a little pigment to me as opposed to catch capturing me in my natural state, but you know, I've been tight in the sun. I golf this weekend, so I've been out in the environments. I've been roaming the planet, so maybe I'm getting a little color. I look horrible. If you're watching on YouTube, I look horrible. I don't think I can color as a wall. Yeah, and I'm wearing this gray hoodie that I just look gray. Everything about me looks gray right now, but I am excited to go to New Orleans. Where I'm leaving, and I think Frankie's leaving later today, we'll be down there all week for the zerg classic, like Riggs said official gaming partner of the tournament barstool sportsbook. I've only been to New Orleans one other time, and it was with Riggs a few years ago. We didn't get to spend too much time there. I think we're there for about two days. This time we're down there for four, 5 days, maybe more than that. So I'm excited to experience New Orleans. I said on the last podcast that I want to eat crawfish and I got many, many, many people reaching out to me about inviting us to go to their crawfish boils. So hopefully we'll be able to hit one of those. I'm just excited. New Orleans is a cool place. And you know, we're down there for the barcelo sports book and the classic. It's gonna be very cool. Budapest..

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Jack Maxey: 450GB of Erased Material Found on Hunter Biden Laptop

Mark Levin

01:06 min | 10 months ago

Jack Maxey: 450GB of Erased Material Found on Hunter Biden Laptop

"I've spent half the show on this It's important It's from the daily mail Exclusive Whistleblower who handed hunters a banded laptop to congressman and daily mail dot com reveals is 450 gigabytes of deleted material My understanding is that's a crap load Including 80,000 images and videos and has fled to Switzerland fearing retaliation from The White House Oh why but he worried about The White House It's just lunch bucket Joe whistleblower Jack maxi gave daily mail dot com a copy of the hard drive from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop at the spring of 2021 Daily mail dot com has published dozens of stories exposing hunters drug use sex obsession and questionable business dealings For the past two weeks maxi has been in hiding in Zürich Switzerland working with IT experts to dig out more data from the laptop from hell He says he intends to post them all online and a database in the coming weeks

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Daedalean Flight Control Software

Airplane Geeks Podcast

01:51 min | 1 year ago

Daedalean Flight Control Software

"This max flake and i'm here with hill glazier hill. It's good to speak with you again. We we seem to be talking quite a quite a lot these days. A lot more especially with venture right behind us. It's great to see you as well max And we've got ourselves of really fun interview so we'll just get right into it. Yeah we have a guest dr luc van dyke. He's the founder and ceo of the daily in which a zurich based startup. they're developing flight control software for autonomous flight. How their goal is to create an a. I pilot that will outperform human pilots currently the daily and is working with regulators with leading aerospace manufacturers and major e vitale companies to test and certify the first machine learning based sensor systems these guidance navigation and flight control hook. Welcome to the airplane geeks podcast. Thanks for having me. I took a look at the daily and webpage and it speaks to safety technology and economics. In fact it says safety requires it. Technology enables it and economics makes it inevitable. Maybe we can start by talking about. Why does safety require this technology. So gliding lying super-safe if you talk about commercials for the big airliners accidents are really into noise Recently we have a year with no accidents then. We had a year or two accident happens. There were clearly. You know common cause But not given how much commercially transport support there. Is that spacey However if you go to anything smaller anything that has a lesson nineteen seats especially if you go to the private segment

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‘Days of Our Lives’ Gets Peacock Limited Series Spinoff

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

‘Days of Our Lives’ Gets Peacock Limited Series Spinoff

"A veteran soap operas bubbling over into a spin off and like the sense of so many TV shows these days those grains are ending up on streaming services and so it is with days of our lives the veteran NBC soap operas heading for peacock with its own spin off the new series titled days of our lives beyond Salem and will feature both past and present characters with some additional casting to be announced as the name suggests beyond Salem will take place away from the make believe Illinois town with the show was set follow characters for a long weekend trips to places like Zurich New Orleans Phoenix or Miami meanwhile the original days is being renewed through twenty twenty three I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Interview With Visual Design Student, Cherry-Ann Davis

Revision Path

02:18 min | 1 year ago

Interview With Visual Design Student, Cherry-Ann Davis

"All right so tell us who you are and what you do. I m cherian. Davis and i am currently a masters students at zurich university of the arts studying. Visual communication. Design and zurich. That's zurich in switzerland correct. Yes rica's onset salon. I left my good hot. I land in zurich. Another parts of do that. I've not been before. Well first of all. I never left my country for longer than a week before moving to switzerland. Wow yes and you've been there. I think you told me earlier. You've been there. Since february of last year yes february. Twenty twenty. I moved to hyperactive my four suitcases. It's everything that i wouldn't. And i hold their in my life and i brought with me so many books and i came by myself in a new field. How's it been adjusting to everything. Well one months after arriving. There was a global lockdown. So that's a judgment period was quite hot. Because i didn't know anybody person that i knew he kinda like drop me as soon as i got to switzerland's in up on them iq by myself not knowing anyone in flatwoods to other people upstairs on the people who were on my floor left. They went back to their countries to spend quarantine or their families to spend that time. And i was just by myself. Yeah being new to school not even having time to meet my classmates. I'm gets new them. It was rough. It was real hard. My goodness i can only imagine. How did you get through that while. We're still getting it right. I am still getting true. North brands like i prayed a lot and i spoke to my therapist a lot. Because as much as you think that as much as i was repaired mentally too moves another country. I was not prepared mentally. It's a move to another country and be in so much isolation. Although i lived on my own and i was back in trinidad i. It was something that i could not comprehend

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Aussies Leishman and Smith Win Zurich Classic in a Playoff

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Aussies Leishman and Smith Win Zurich Classic in a Playoff

"Marc Leishman enhancement of one's very classic of New Orleans in a sudden death playoff with the south Africans Louis is Tyson Giles falso the only team finished regulation play tied at twenty under and won with a par five on the first extra hole is Tyson found the water with his tee shot the teams had traded the lead during a tense final nine holes with the Australians eventually posting the come from behind victory it was the second successful Smith at the tournament but the first with policemen as his team might I'm going to make us

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EU Discusses Russia Strategy as Tensions Grow in Ukraine

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:44 min | 1 year ago

EU Discusses Russia Strategy as Tensions Grow in Ukraine

"European union's leading diplomats will hold a meeting today to discuss russia's alleged involvement in a deadly explosion in the czech republic in two thousand fourteen projects spelled eighteen russians over the weekend in response to what it called unequivocal evidence from check spies charts other security agencies moscow for its part has now enacted a tit-for-tat diplomatic responsible for more on this. I'm joined by benefits here in zurich security correspondent. Good afternoon. good not so. Let's go to to prague this. This is quite a drawn out. Investigation against one must assume Give going all the way back to two thousand fourteen. They must have a pretty compelling evidence and obviously waited this long to ensure. Obviously if you're gonna take moss go on you have your facts though. One one wonders whether that matter sometimes yes indeed quite. The story must be quite substantial as well. The evidence i as well as you say. It's an from six years ago in incident. That saw an ammunition depot blow up to people dying in the process and this this explosion occurred just wendy's goods. Were supposed to be unloaded and sent to bulgaria. Nam steeler. who in turn would provide it. Ukrainian army with These munition so check. Authorities now presented evidence of two men who had requested to visit the site and where checked in into nearby town of ostrava with fake. Id's photos linked to to russian intelligence and the investigative platform. Belling cat in russia has identified the two as members of gru the russian secret service and specific unit there. It's not torius for such incidents by the way said bulgarian straight. It was just a year later poisoned in sofia but he survived.

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Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:59 min | 1 year ago

Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor

"Good after from somewhat soggy. Very not sunny zurich the two leaders of the parties that make angle miracles. Conservative lines in germany have now put themselves forward to replace her. Frau merkel will stand down at september's election with the various premier. Marcus suitor and arm allow shut. The recently elected leader of the cd the christian democrats vying to fill her big loafer as well. Let's get the latest on this now from quentin peel and associate fellow at the your program at chatham house quinton also spent a few years at the f. t. as many of you know he was the man in berlin And of course has met mr lash attack from time to time. Good afternoon quentin good afternoon. Let's maybe start with a bit of a snapshot you've spent some time with mr lasted i've been in the company of mr Suitor before Maybe let's compare notes. Because the last time i was In munich at large event it was the unveiling of Of an a three fifty tons of course Airbus very much invested in bavaria. And there was mr at the center of things and really quite a quite a force Commanding the room Very much that the character that we've seen on On television probably of of late may be but look back a few years clinton maybe even a little bit more bolshie and boisterous but someone who certainly had command and presence How is this going to square when we think about Mister mister lash. Well they are a bit of a contrast rally because lash. it doesn't come over with quite the same self-confidence he seems more hesitant a little more ambiguous. He's not a what marcus urda is. He's not a real conservative. He's much more a centrist in the party. He's much more. The person who would still be a chance salah like angela merkel somebody who tries to bring the different factions together.

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Forced Liquidation of Archegos Positions Is Creating Chaos

Bloomberg Radio New York Show

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Forced Liquidation of Archegos Positions Is Creating Chaos

"The forced liquidation of $20 billion in holdings linked to build banks investment firm. But he brought to market this morning. No stress for single names. Yeah, thanks. Credit Suisse over in Switzerland. Tom in Zurich Down by 13.8% brutal moves their journalistic 15 seconds of the anticipation this morning, a block trade of Viacom. Maybe through Morgan. Stanley. What? The billions number there is, we don't know, and you've got to look for debris from these other prime brokers. Is they unwind this busted trade operative phrase they had that you use Tom. We don't know It's still a lot. We don't know this morning. Yeah, There's no question about that One monitor

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Quantum technology and implications for security in todays computer infrastructure

Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

04:41 min | 2 years ago

Quantum technology and implications for security in todays computer infrastructure

"Welcome to the cybersecurity weekly podcast. I'm jay lewis podcasting from singapore today joining us today. We have a very special guests from switzerland who is based in zurich. And he's a doctor khumalo. Got the donnie. Who is the security researcher. We've could ask security so thank you very much for joining us today jane. I'm very happy to be here with you today. To be honest to it's quite difficult. Also for ricardian super announced. So don't worry about that. So so the first question. I think many of our listeners will be quite keen to know is is quantum computing a high. Because when you read the news and media nowadays we see a lot of investments that have been announced by governments for example the us national science foundation and the department of energy announced. I think with more than one billion over. The next five years in quantum information systems and russia and germany also not far behind announced close to seven to eight hundred million investment china as well spending time billion on the effort. In the private sector's google and ibm are also spending in excess of one hundred million and even bangs like j. p. Morgan is also looking at developing quantum lonzo banking but on data hen. Also some in saying that quantum states are not reliable stable or quite understood well enough to replace the traditional classical computers and some believe that they will never be able to do so. So my question to you is is quantum computing a hype well All these people you mentioned are very smart so if they spend all this money it must be true right now. Kidding apart we have seen tremendous tremendous advancements in this technology in the in the latest ears. So just put it into perspective. So people started discussing about quantum computing. Already more than fifty years ago but it became interesting. I would say nineteen ninety-four with the discovery your applications for cyber security now. At the beginning people were thinking. Okay this is something very interesting from a theoretical point of view. It will never be real. You know it's it's kind of Would be something like Science fiction like however then after that we have seen continues continues progress on the on the research and development and we especially in the last few years we have weakness a situation from you know we can be really controlled. One beat of quantum information to prototypes. That are actually working. So they are still prototype so they are still not powerful enough to tackle Real world problems. But i wouldn't call it to hype this point so from my personal point of view. The trend is quite clear. So you mentioned the difficulties. In controlling information and the related technology so from from a theoretical perspective the technologies well-understood now. There is engineering challenges into building. Something that is working but this is the case we any brand new technology. I mean justice I transistors. They were big bulky. They were barring city You remember the famous quotes like sixty four. Kilobytes of memory should be enough for an anyone. That's right so like every new technology. There is challenges. So what i see is that from a technological point of view the the tuition is progressing much more rapidly than many expected to ten years ago. Now the question. Everybody's asking his okay. But when are we going to have computers. That are not prototypes anymore. That are something that can solve real world problems My impression is that we are very close to the point but there is a difference in what you consider useful because a lot of people say like okay when we'll quantum computers break cryptography. Well i i think that's not a good measure of progress for quantum computer because quantum computers can do much more than that.

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30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why

Cyber Security Headlines

02:55 min | 2 years ago

30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why

"Silver sparrow. Malware found on thirty thousand. Max has security pros stumped. Researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload from new malware dubbed silver sparrow. Leaving its purpose still unknown. This suggests that it may spring into action once a certain condition is met. Silver comes with a mechanism to completely remove itself. A capability typically reserved for high stealth operations and it runs natively on the new. M one chip. It also uses the mac. os installer javascript. Api execute commands. Which makes it difficult to analyze found in one hundred and fifty three countries with concentrations in the us the uk. Canada france and germany researchers are watching carefully for further developments. Solar winds hackers stole source. Code from microsoft azure exchange and into microsoft on thursday said it concluded its probe into the solar winds hack finding that. The attackers stole some source code but confirmed. There's no evidence that they abused. Its internal systems to target other companies or gain access to production services or customer data it said cases involved downloading component source code related to a small subset of as you're into nine exchange components and that the entire attack is a quote moment of reckoning and furthering the need to proactively embrace a zero. Trust mentality new hack. Let's attackers bypass mastercard pin by using it as a visa card research published by academics from e. t. h. zurich building on an earlier pin bypass attack study shows how to leverage victims stolen or lost a visa. Emv enabled credit card without knowledge of the pin uneven fool the terminal into accepting inauthentic offline card transactions the attack dubbed card brand mix up takes advantage of the fact a contact lists point of sale terminal does not properly authenticated cards application. Id to the payment terminal making it possible to deceive the terminal and simultaneously perform a visa and mastercard transaction with the one card in response. Mastercard has already rolled out. Contra measures sequoia capital one of silicon valley's most notable. Vc firms told investors it has been hacked. Sequoia capital told its investors on friday that some personal and financial information may have access by a third party after one of its employees fell victim to a successful phishing attack although it has not yet seen any evidence of compromised information being traded or exploited on the dark web the company did not provide a date for the attack describing it only as quote recent and quote sequoia capital has more than thirty eight billion dollars in assets under management and in the past has invested in airbnb door dash twenty three and me fire i and carbon black it does not appear that the hack was connected in any way to solar winds

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E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:02 min | 2 years ago

E.U. leaders consider travel bans, faster vaccine rollout to contain coronavirus variants

"And good afternoon from rather balmy zurich. For this time of year we begin. Today's program in this part of the world where you leaders have been holding late night. Talks in a bid to coordinate their response to the spread of virus. Brussels has stopped just short of an outright ban on non essential travel between member states but warned tougher restrictions could come within days if efforts to curb the virus fail. Well i'm joined on this topic right here in zurich by monocle twenty four security correspondent beds banners. Also at the center for security studies at eight hundred are good afternoon. Beco- can often entirely Surprises out of this. But maybe before we get to surprises. Maybe just bring us up to speed what happened amongst all of those same samsung screens. That you leaders had to look into the hours this morning. Indeed was a four hour online summit as one does these days the ninth. Eu summit actually since the pandemic has broken out and well. Let's say we had a fairly good picture even beforehand. What they will discuss. And what the actual positions of countries are we had a number of statements for example by the german leadership chancellor merkel but also her chief of staff saying that they may be forced to close borders even though this is a measure they they will not really want to take. It should be a drastic measure Dustbin luxembourg's prime minister. Probably most outspoken. Saying closing the borders in two thousand and twenty was a mistake. It would be a mistake to now so these were the positions hence also know very clear decisions. It's fairly vague at this stage. What was decided that indeed non essential travel across borders should be restricted. But it's not clear to what extent by what measures where exactly was on the lion. Eu commission president only made one thing. Clear that at this stage but that may change. That should not be blanket closure of borders at least that okay. So what you're saying. The distillation of that is no no no great surprises. We knew or this is going to go Now we also seen other other measures which have of course now been adopted by member. States individually France announcing off the back of this. That they're now going to expect that people will have to have a cronut s going into the country Can't be older than seventy two hours. Of course something which almost seems to be coming standard these days as much as they want to threaten. They were talking in the language of over the next days. But we know that this is kind of a grip on on the virus with the spread of it in the next few days So was this a little bit of. I don't want to say An exercise in pr to be seen to be doing something because the eu stands for sharing the who's built Really the foundations of its brand around the notion of open borders. There is certainly an element of pr in that and understandably so because we all remember last spring when countries unilaterally without coordinating with very neighbors Closed their borders full. Well sometimes even essential travels it was. It was quite strict at times We all remember that and now obviously the eu is trying to to appear that. They've learned from that that they want to coordinate on this. And that's why this summit has the border issue on agendas strongly to actually prevent countries from implementing measures. But as you just hinted these national measures are still really important where the france opposes the requirement to have a negative. Pcr tests for covid. That actually makes a huge difference. For whether belgians or luxembourg ins spanish people across the border to go grocery shopping or apply for jobs and so on so we still have these national measures. They have to be national also. Make sense it's it cannot all be e you wide but certainly there was a political push to appear like there's coordination. We're only seeing that in coming few days of an all. These suggestions that have been made will actually be put into detail and so it all comes down to the detail how this will be implemented.

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Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK

Monocle 24: The Briefing

10:12 min | 2 years ago

Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK

"Well. Biontech and pfizer's landmark coronavirus vaccine has been given to the first person in the uk as part of a mass immunization program. The uk's vaccine roll it is being watched keenly across the rest of the world has other countries begin. Prepare to vaccinate their own populations for the latest on this. Let's talk to our health and science correspondent. Dr chris smith. Chris is also consultant for all the gist at cambridge university. I good afternoon. Chris tyler so i guess So far so good at least we have. We have a soundbite already. We had at the top of the program from this ninety year old woman. Who's been there the first to be to vaccinated chris last week. We saw a little bit of Chest thumping on the part of some politicians the uk saying look. This is great The uk is steaming ahead. How eagerly he would you say not. Just the immediate neighbors across this side of the channel but around the world are going to be watching. What are they going to watching. Forty you think over the coming days and weeks as this rolls out well think it will be a confidence boost to those other countries because no one likes to be i they unless it's a shorty. A dead cert. There's always some risk with any kind of intervention. And this is no different. So having a regulator a regulator that's world renowned the jewelry the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency. Which is the. Uk's regulator which prior to just having jurisdiction over the uk walls prior to the brexit transition kicking providing that service for the whole of europe. Now europe does that through the ama it. It gives a precedent that other countries can look to and say right. Okay one fairly ferry. Big actor has gone ahead with this nathan. It's good therefore we're happy to Gives us some confidence too. So i think that there's always that aspect to it and it's coming good for the uk in the sense that it saying here we are. We've had a pretty rough time with this. But now some some fantastic triumph of sciences kicked in and we're about to start deploying this across the country and we're gonna we're gonna protect our outpatients. We have this type of approval from a respected Player how much do agencies elsewhere of course within the eu and obviously similar bodies all over the world. how much does it short circuit For them as you said. It establishes a precedent And does that mean that you have you know days or weeks then knocked off the process. Of course he. I'm sitting here in switzerland. Obviously a lot of talk as well about of course is also on the uk as well so does it actually then really prevent And and and and you do you have a moment where you have a real series of time locked off. They'd process well. The europeans are considering this through the jurisdiction of the ems the european medicines agency but the uk is still subject to a you know and in the uk is used one particular rule which is a regulation one seven four which is a specification for in public health crisis. Or emergency you can. Emergency approved something for use in your particular jurisdiction so the nhra has used that to approve this for the uk. Any other country in europe could've done the same thing so it's quite interesting that they've actually decided to white on a broad overarching decision from the a. But it doesn't matter. Who your regulator is they have to meet the same checks and balances. Because at the end of the day they all the gateway between a manufactured product and the public who going to receive it and it's on their neck that the decision rests so then going to say a will. They did it so we'll kind of ignore with this stuff would just sign it off. They are going to apply wherever they are in the world the same rigorous checks that they would apply whether or not someone else regulated something but it does help to give them confidence and he gives them a bit more political impetus when they see that. Another major regulator has taken a product which is also going to be wheeled out in that particular country and said well you know what's good enough is enough the ganda over the past few weeks. Of course astrazeneca moderna in this case. Biontech visor they. They've all been popping up in the headlines. Chris and of course various speeds that of course these approval processes have been working at now. We have three vaccines. We're we're now told her that there might also now be a fourth which is very much in play might be getting closer to approval. How different are all of these in terms of effectiveness and and do they all function largely the same way or do you. Also because obviously many countries that are hedging their purchasing all of them. Am i going to be particularly concerned. In a couple of weeks. If if i choose to get the moderna vaccine versus the astrazeneca versus the by pfizer one. In fact i think the uk has go options in on seven different vaccines and yes. You're right three of them are nearing the finishing nine in the uk but there are many others waiting in the wings around the world. There are ten different types of vaccine the work in ten different types of ways or being generated a more than forty and now in advanced stages of clinical trials. So pretty soon. We're going to have more vaccines than we can shake a stick at up to a point. That's a good thing and it's a good thing because not vaccines are going to be suitable for all people not vaccines are going to be available to all people not vaccines are going to work in all territories and what i mean by. That is if we take the fiso vaccine as an example. This needs to be kept at minus seventy degrees until five days or so before you're going to use all nine hundred and seventy five doses that are in batch and i've just seen a letter go from medical director saying can we make sure that we we use all nine hundred seventy five days in a within the five days so that we don't waste any of this very precious vaccine. Now that's going to be no use whatsoever in some countries where they don't even have a stable. Electricity supply let alone a stable minus eighty degrees freezer. So therefore having lots of options is a powerful thing also We don't know what the long term outcomes with these vaccines against be. We know that they provide pretty high level of protection but short after the vaccination program is finished in other words in in the weeks to a month or so. The person's completed the vaccine course. They're protected with the fis vaccine to the level of about nine hundred ninety five percent. But what happens in five months. What happens in a year. we don't know. And it may well be that other products that come along are able to confer a longer term protection. They might confer a big boost if you give one of those on top of one of the other products. This is a learning process. We're going to be sort of going through this process as time goes on an. It's always good to have more options. Where this sort of things concerned. If if your project yourselves twelve months twenty four months out do you think we also end up in a place because of because of cost because of stability many other things that they're only going to be potentially to vaccines. Is that the way things often go. The other ones might be effective but they might be too expensive as you said they might be too volatile and they fall by the wayside. I so i guess what i'm getting at. Will there sort of a clear winner in all of this in terms of one of the players and obviously the concoction that that ends up within the syringe. Well it's hard to say. I mean you know it's like niels bohr. Who is the forefather of quantum mechanics. Said prediction is very difficult especially when it concerns the future. But it's it's going to be very hard to know because we don't know what the long term outcome with these agencies. They are expensive. These genetic vaccines that pfizer. Madonna offering all pricey the astra zeneca vaccine. Which is still sitting with the regulator here in the uk. At the moment that one will be much cheaper and is also much easier to deploy and store so that there are pros and cons of all these things and it may not come down to simply a case if this one does this and this one does this therefore two horse race. I think we will definitely be a market for a few of these products whether or not. That market's going to be sufficient to sustain all forty plus of the clinical trials that are going on now but but certainly while the world is rushing to get this stuff in sufficient volume. Because that's the issue at the moment the companies just can't push it out the door fast enough the moment it's any partner storm so people are desperate to access whatever vaccine they can as fast as they can and just before we go chris any sense. When you're maybe discussing with your medica- medical call leaks. What the uptake is is going to be. I was talking to a doctor at the university hospital here in zurich the other day his defense was that you know probably just within the hospital owned probably fifty percent of the staff. You know would not be interested in taking the vaccine. Is that sort of a a pretty good gauge. In terms of how the public will look at this. Or if you're not in the medical trenches all day maybe you're going to be keener to take it any any house view from your side. I'm sensing quite a degree of what we dub vaccine hesitancy based on the questions that are coming into various radio programs on participating in basic enquiries from members of the general public and if you look at the day to this come out of the pew research center in america have been running a number of population surveys in the states and originally that was very alarming showed that fifty percent of people would reject a vaccine offered one at that point in time. They recently repeated that survey found that in fact the uptake had risen to fifty from fifty to sixty percents so in other words forty percent. Turn it down. But that's still forty percent. Turn down right now in the uk. We think it's probably going to be Less than that but at the same time still a significant proportion of people are uncertain citing rapid production very rapid approval. As a reason for concern. I do think this is largely going to take care of itself though because what will happen is that because of the way in which these vaccines are being rolled out to high priority high risk groups. I with a trickle down into the younger echo lonzo society over time by the time many of the people who live in countering who is saying. I'm nervous about this. Come to be offered a vaccine. It will have actually been through a very significant proportion of other people and that may well have in still quite a bit confidence into people are safe track record by then so i think it may be one of those short term problems. The actually takes care of itself. That's what i'm hoping anyway. Chris thanks very much for that. That was monocled health and science. Dr chris smith.

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Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

06:09 min | 2 years ago

Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine

"Tonight. The new york times reports trump administration officials past one fighter offered in late summer to sell the us government additional doses of its covid nineteen vaccines now. Pfizer may not be able to provide more of its vaccine to the united states until next june because of its commitments to other countries in a news conference today with new york governor andrew. Cuomo doctor and chief who will serve as joe biden's chief medical advisor on the nineteen said this when you have seventy five eighty percent of the people vaccinated. You have an umbrella of protection over the community that the level of community spread will be really really very low. The virus will not have any place to go when that happens. Governor is going to be entirely dependent upon how well we do. How will i do you do your health officials in getting the message out of why it's so important for people to get vaccinated because it fifty percent of the people get vaccinated then. We don't have that that umbrella of immunity over us journalist now zurich bright. He's a member of the president. Elects corona virus advisory board. Thank you very much for joining us. Really appreciate it. You've gone from being a trump administration. Whistleblower saying that the trump administration was not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough to now being an advisor to the incoming president. I wanna get your reaction to this new york times report tonight that the trump administration was offered more of the pfizer vaccine which is not very close to being approved here Turned it down and now won't be able to get more until the summer possibly at the earliest lawrence. Thanks for having me on tonight. The news is really concerning as you might imagine and we are still looking into that now. We're assessing to see what actually has been ordered and what still needs to happen to ensure that we have enough vaccine doses for all americans as quickly as possible. This highlights something. I've been talking about for many months as a vaccine expert. Making vaccines is very complicated. It's a very complex process. It takes time to make the vaccine to evaluate the vaccines and then we have to ecorse review the vaccines. The fda will be doing on thursday for their safety and how well they work and then the really hard work starts and distributing those vaccines and getting them out and to healthcare centers in the hospitals and community so people can be vaccinated so we have a lot of work ahead of us and one of the greatest concerns. I have is you heard. Dr fauci share at the same time. If we don't have enough maxine soon enough to create that level of immunity in our community there were going to be faced with dealing with this pandemic and the consequences of the pandemic for much longer. Listen to more of what. Dr fauci had to say today. More people going travel over christmas if they're going to have more of those family and friends gatherings that you accurately said or an issue so if those two things happen and we don't mitigate well we don't listen to the public health measures that we need to follow that we could start to see sings really get bad in the middle of january for state or city that is facing similar problems without substantial mitigation. The middle of january can be a really dark time for us. Do you see that. Same vision of the middle of january. Dr fauci sees getting worse every day. Unfortunately we are in the middle and the dark winter that we project it we would be at if we didn't take those public health measures earlier in the year if our government didn't lead by example and and really encouraged people to follow the public health guidelines. I wearing masks avoiding crowds. That didn't happen over the last several months. We are now in what i described in may as what would be the dark winter in modern history and we are now in the and december and is likely to get much worse. I do want to say though that many people are wearing their face mask. And many people are following the public health guidelines and social distancing and actually reports. I saw just in the last week said even more people are starting to wear their masks regularly when they leave their home. That's very encouraging. And i'm very very grateful for those people who are following those guidelines. We do need to get many more people to do that though. We need to have about ninety five percent of the population wearing your face mask. Every time he leaves the house outside and inside now and keep in out of crowds and keeping away from others in small groups as much as possible. That is how we're going to control the spread of this virus until we do have sufficient vaccine available to provide that community protection that we need so desperately. When we see dr fauci appearing with governor cuomo that seems like A certain kind of concession by donald trump that would be unimaginable Donald trump had been reelected. While i can say is that we need leadership now and i'm so glad that we have a president elect biden and vice president-elect harris coming into office. I thought you see. I think you saw the news today announcing the nominee for hhs secretary and a whole group of scientists coming into lead hhs. So i'm convinced now. We have leadership coming in sciences back. And we're going to get a hold of this virus we're going to control. The pandemic ended athlete. Come in in january

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3000-Year-Old Orbs Provide A Glimpse of Ancient Sport

60-Second Science

01:29 min | 2 years ago

3000-Year-Old Orbs Provide A Glimpse of Ancient Sport

"Ballgames are a big source of modern amusement even amid pandemic but they're nothing new consider for instance, a forty, five, hundred year old linen ball found in a child's tomb in Egypt, or thirty, six, hundred year old rubber balls from Central America where the contest called for players to slam the ball with their hips. Now, researchers have pinned to date on what they say are the oldest sporting balls in Europe or Asia three spheres dug up from the tombs of horsemen in the desert of northwestern China crafted three millennia ago we're quite sure that they were used Houston. Some kind of Bat, and Ball Game Patrick Birdman is an archaeologist at. The University of Zurich and part of the team that analyzed the ancient sporting equipment. The balls are about three inches in diameter wrapped in rawhide leather and stuffed with leather strips in hair, and then also when you look at the Chinese character of fall itself, it's quite interesting because this character is made up of the ideograms of hair and letter details and photos of the balls appear in the Journal of Archaeological Science reports as for how this ancient ball and stick game was played. It could be something that Polo but it could also be something like like an early form of hockey or goal, but since we don't have any. Textual evidence and we don't have any sticks from the same period we don't really know. Regardless of the Sport Fared Min and his colleagues write that a ball game of any kind would have provided excellent exercise and military training to.

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Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:20 min | 2 years ago

Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

"Riot police in Belarus have deployed water cannon and stun grenades to break mouse protests in the capital. Minsk demonstrations gripped the country since Alexander Lukashenko's disputed election victory in August. But critics say the authorities are now routinely using violence to suppress political dissent will join in studio here in Zurich by monocle twenty, four security correspondent. Ben. Ben Who is also a researcher at the. Center for Security. Studies at eight here in Zurich and is an expert on Bellarusse good afternoon. Welcome to the roofing. Thanks can often and tyler. Let's start as this is something that we've been living with since August and like many things with the news agenda other stories have overtaken Belarus in away but bring us up to date on really what is happening. As we said, we've seen obviously what is seen as as a spike in violence by the government but where where do we stand right now? Indeed. This is the yesterday was the tenth Sunday of protests including election, Sunday? Exactly ten weeks ago that we've seen massive protests in better than we talking hundred thousand people or more particularly in the capital means but in other cities across the country, the thing is it's probably hasn't has hasn't been in the headlines as much as in previous weeks is that indeed, there has sadly not been any political progress that these this protest movement has achieved, the government keeps cracking down. On protests and this Sunday was yet again, more violent than previous Sundays. So we've seen disturbing videos of people being beaten up in the streets in prisons and hundreds of arrests set again including lots of journalists you mentioned that this is it's it's nationwide and but of course, obviously, the focus is probably on the capital. Are there other areas where you would say that also that there is more attention to you see greater agitation towards frontiers or anywhere else in the country? Sutton in the foreign policy realm, we've seen an escalation as in the EU and contacting you for ministers are discussing sanctions against betters on this very day we've seen this realm escalating in a sentence number of countries have not only enacted sanctions against Belarus officials. We've also seen nine countries currently pulling back staring Bassedas from as a signal of discontent. So that's certainly an escalation and that includes all of Belarus neighbors apart from Russia including, for example, Ukraine with which relations have so far been actually quite quite quite cozy, and this is certainly an escalation. Domestically, we actually shouldn't even talk about the tenth Sunday of protests which was yesterday, but maybe about the sixty four, th day of protests because we focus on these massive rallies in the capital as you said, but as local activism across the country and particularly local neighborhoods where people probably feel more safe from government repression and there's been for anywhere from concerts, small gatherings, distributing leaflets, hanging out flags, these white red white flags of the opposition that we've seen everywhere and even honking by bus drivers honking bye-bye trains. There's these many quiet signs of solidarity that Belarussians have. Given each other over these weeks. But indeed, no political progress whatsoever as someone who's spent time in the country what do you think the the political divide looks like I say political divide. I mean for the man and woman on the street are we talking about? Could you say there's a twenty thirty percent hard line know super pro Lukashenko backer of versus the rest of the country countrymen. Do you see people buy into the vision and he'd it's obviously very hard to say because we lack reliable survey data this moment but there is room about exactly these twenty to thirty percent which are still staunch supporters of Lukashenka, and that can. Be for very material reasons because they owe their positions in government jobs or the social benefits. This very government I would doubt though that these would be the people who would go out and rally in his favor because I think I've said it in the past as well about Belarussians that tend to be quite pragmatic because there is so little way to voice wants political opinion. that. They look they have the need to make ends meet and that certainly a factor. But what we can tell the shore is that there's a majority that is unhappy with the way the country is ruled and with his person in particular maybe less. So with the political system as such but certainly, with Lukashenka, he's lost all legitimacy in the eyes of majority of Belarussians. How they behave in their everyday life is certainly a different story. We we only see in the end, a minority that goes out to protest and shows their faces. Towards to authorities because obviously, they will become a target of repression and we've seen so many instances of arrests. Also of people being snatched from their own homes from the streets of from. So people are hesitating but the certainly majority that wants to see taint change and won't have any to emphasize everyone so far is peaceful apart from state security forces and that's quite remarkable given. It's been months since the protests that we haven't seen any escalation on that end if we turn to Brussels and e ministers, the discussion that they will be having today the the probably having it right now. Aside from recalling ambassadors, which is, of course, is is wonderful symbolism but I guess when we talk about potential sanctions, one would be thinking clearly economic where can the EU and well I, mean I guess. The. The first point we have to recognize as well that there is an a manufacturing base there are a number of big companies are you based companies that manufactured Belarus the not probably slapping not right at the front of or at least that made in Belarus on the front of their labels but nevertheless, you do have an economic base which is based on manufacturing what, what can e you do and how hard will the EU push on sanctions Indeed so so far we've seen sanctions against the vigil individuals to say we've seen in the past as well. So we talk ministers, we tone security heads of security forces currently not look Shaneco himself, but that may change, for example, German foreign minister, high comas also for sanctions against Lukashenko. Deed this very limited political signals that the US currently sending can send whereas economic sanctions as you indicate, that could particularly be restrictions for access to capital same as a sanctions against Russia. In certain areas those would certainly hurt the regime more particularly the. Elite that is still dependent on Lukashenko as well and the state-owned enterprises that are important factor in Belarus the problem with that, and that's really the pickle you for ministers are in first of all this hurts. European. Companies probably negligible but second, it hurts workers in Belarus themselves. People working in it in factories, they will lose their jobs, they will lose their income and the only access to capital to investment. will be left for Belarussian authorities will be. Russia. So this dependence on Russia is already. So high would only increase and that's part of the hesitation of EU officials indeed to enact such broad sanctions that will not hurt the public but also make Belarus more dependent on Russia and just before we go, you're finishing up a paper on the Belarus topic right now as well. will it be available for listeners to consume when it to hit screens? It will certainly be published anytime soon we haven't. Put pitcher with a specific institution it but it will be on Belarussian civil society, which indeed is very tricky because we've seen in a way the remake awakening of civil society these days but this decentralized nature is grassroots movement that we see is so strong. It's so convincing box decentralized nature lack of organization lack of centralized leadership is actually part of their weakness as well. So. We're looking at that how does protest move and translate into political force? Begnaud, Zog for you Bennasar, our security correspondent here in Europe

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Swiss Referendum Considers Canceling Freedom of Movement With EU

NPR's World Story of the Day

02:41 min | 2 years ago

Swiss Referendum Considers Canceling Freedom of Movement With EU

"There was brexit and now there's swigs it if I can call it that Switzerland is not a member of the European Union but some Swiss politicians WANNA cut at least one of the treaties it has with Brussels, specifically, one relating to freedom of movement they're going to hold a referendum on the idea later this month but is Rebecca rosman reports. If they pass this measure, the Swiss could lose out on a lot of other deals with the US will. Switzerland's ruling far-right already the VP says brexit was an inspiration for the coming referendum, which will ask Swiss citizens if they want to end free movement with the EU. With Schwa- as. Marco key as the head of the up told Swiss television. The UK left the e you for one main reason too much immigration and he says Switzerland is fed up to we'll Switzerland has never been an official member, a two thousand and two agreement made it easier for EU citizens to travel in work in Switzerland Vice Versa today's Switzerland is home to about two million immigrants two-thirds come from the. EU But even though the fall right is framing this vote around immigration the stakes for Switzerland could be much higher than that I mean it would really shatter Swiss you relations. Stephanie Walter Teaches Political Science at the University of Zurich she explains the free movement agreement is trying to six other bilateral treaties on things like trade and aviation. They're all bound to what's called a guillotine clause if you cancel. Laundry Eighty, cancel all of them. The SP already hopes it can convince the EU to make some sort of compromise but Walter says, that's wishful thinking. Do you on the other hand thanks Switzerland already has got one of the best deals of all third party third countries and is not really willing to engage in a lot of compromises especially not in the context of brexit where every move is being. Very closely watched in the UK polling suggests that around sixty percent of voters are against the referendum and the pandemic might be the deciding factor without immigrants. Switzerland would face a significant shortage of healthcare workers take Geneva's university hospital system. One of the country's largest more than half the stuff are what's called frontally a people who live in the EU but cross the border every day to work in Switzerland. Bus Gouzer when asked about that prospect as VP leader Marco key as I said, he was scared to see how dependent Switzerland and become on E. worker is little known on. The crisis has shown that he said, and that's exactly why it's time we become more autonomous and independent. This will go to the polls on September twenty seventh for

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