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Fresh update on "auditor" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

01:41 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "auditor" discussed on Morning Edition

"It's a 22 It's morning edition on Eadie. I'm Brian what the San Jose City Council is already working to implement a nine point plan to reform the city's police department put forward by the mayor, But that's not to say San Jose. Civil rights activists are on board. Quite the opposite, a bundle a moody reports. We don't have time to list everything in Mayor Sam Ricardo's plan, but when he first unveiled it in the wake of black lives matter protests in June, he said, These are several very substantive changes, which are proposed. For how we will ensure that sands a continues to be at the forefront of police, accountability and how we can ensure that we are providing equal protection for everyone under the law. The San Jose Police Officers Association. The union that represents the PT says they're on board with reforms. The union's contract with the city was just approved for another year here, spokesman Tom Psagot We also are interested in how can we improve? Police community outcomes. If that's the goal, the PO is going to be in lock step with folks that have a reasonable proposals, Ideas, suggestions. The nine point plan includes a ban on rubber bullets and expanding the role of an independent police auditor to have access to police records and body cam footage. The mayor says he talked to a long list of local interest groups when drafting his proposals. But Reverend Jethro Moore, the second president of the local and Lacey P chapter, says his group wasn't really that involved. There were a group of community meetings that were held, and I think a number from my organization attended, but we did not give a thumbs up to any policies. So what does more think of Lockhart is proposals they're inadequate. At best, they fall short of the expectations and the desire of many And I would say most of the community members we want change, wants his financial changes name. His organization wants the escapee to stop using neck holds and stop purchasing military equipment, among other things. But even if these aren't featured in the mayor's plan more isn't stressing because some of his demands could soon be addressed by state or national legislation. Get a statewide they'll have tio fall. In one measure, For example, a B 11 96 would ban police from using chokeholds. Another. A B 66 would ban not only firing rubber bullets into crowds, but also tear gas and pepper Spray. State Assembly member Ashikaga of Eastern San Jose Co. Sponsored that bill on an issue of this nature, It makes sense to have a statewide standard so you don't have one Police department are one city Responding in one manner, and then you go a few miles over to another city, and they're handling protest in a different manner. Back to the mayor's plan, the point that most excites UC Berkeley criminal justice professor Jack Glaser Ah proposal to expand the Police Department's Community Service officer program that would recruit civilians to respond to mental health crises instead of cops. Look, Artie's plan includes $100,000 set aside just for conversations with the public on how that expansion would look, But Glaser says The actual program needs way more money. The idea that you could just shift resource is over from the police department, and there would be this, You know, 121 substitution is probably naive, and there should be an expectation of at least an initial investment. The San Jose City Council has already approved putting the expanded role of the independent police auditor on the November ballot, and they're expected to talk about banning rubber bullets in August. I'm under de Bundle Moody. The news and oddities got Mohr on the proposal online. Check it out at the news dot org's School districts and parents are making big decisions right now trying to figure out what the return of students to class will look like. Meanwhile, it's summer school is out or offline. And in Oakland, a group of parents is trying to help students left behind by distance learning something the district says many students will see more of Vanessa Ron Kanye reports. The parents have taken summer school into their own hands when the pandemic for schools to close this spring Yet who is as a boy's phone started ringing off the hook our voicemail message to this day it's still full of people trying to get ahold of computers, laptops, they need their computer's fixed at the time, About half of Oakland students didn't have the tools they needed for online learning. Families turned to sea as a boy because he owns a computer shop in East Oakland. We're waiting for somebody to say we have the solution, but as we've seen has been months that hasn't happened. Leticia Young runs the parent advocacy group Oakland reach, you know, immediately with covert hit. You heard so many people.

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What would it take to moderate a platform as big as Facebook?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:10 min | 4 d ago

What would it take to moderate a platform as big as Facebook?

"Facebook released the independent civil. Rights audit of his platform on Wednesday the auditor said among many other things that quote facebook unevenly enforces or fails to enforce its own policies against prohibited content, thus harmful content is left on the platform for too long. FACEBOOK has said both that it doesn't want to be an arbiter of truth in that it prioritizes free speech over all, but also that it's difficult, if not impossible to actually moderate content on a platform as big as facebook, instagram and WHATSAPP combined. That got US wondering. What is at the heart of this problem spendy saying it's a policy analyst at New America's Open Technology Institute. I think it's important to recognize that there does not necessarily need to be wine gold standard system of moderation. In fact, it's important to encourage platforms to moderate in diverse ways, because at encourages freedom of expression online, but I think what is really important is for platforms to provide more transparency and accountability around how they are trading. These people how accurate they are, and what impact these individuals and their activities have on a online speech of users. So I think when you're talking about what platforms was, a whole can do better. That is particularly one area where Policy makers and civil society and civil rights groups should be encouraging platforms to do more. Let's talk about automated moderation. Is that a similar situation where we just don't know that much about how these tools work, and how good or bad they are, companies tend to tell tout automated tools as a silver bullet solution for content moderation issues, but they do not provide adequate data around how these tools are how they are trained you know and how they refined, and this is why civil society groups and civil rights groups continue to press companies to always keep humans in the loop. Because using these automated tools can have consequences for freedom of expression online, and we have to be cautious about just telling companies to invest more in these tools we need to know how effective these tools are before telling companies to just throw more money on them. Do. You think it's believable that they can't. I think that's like Ben. In argument is. FACEBOOK is like there's too many there's too much. It literally is a scale problem. We cannot do it. You know the experience of the past few months has shown about. Platforms can definitely do more in sometimes it's just about how they assess their goals around removing harmful content and protecting freedom of expression, so for example during the Kobe, nineteen pandemic. We've seen how platforms such as facebook have really responded rapidly proactively to the spread of misinformation, but this has raised questions about why platforms have not taken as proactive a of an approach against types of misleading information such as election voter suppression related disinformation as just about you know. When do they decide to take those moves? And what are the lake lever points that encourage them to do so? spendy saying as a policy analyst at New America's Open Technology Institute.

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Report Slams Facebook For 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Free Speech

All Things Considered

03:57 min | 5 d ago

Report Slams Facebook For 'Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions' On Free Speech

"Facebook has made quote, vexing and heartbreaking decisions about free speech that is, according to an independent audit. And how the social network handles issues such as discrimination, hate speech and election interference. Facebook asked for this investigation two years ago. Today, the investigators are slamming the company and its leaders for some of their decisions for this week's Alltech considered NPR's Shannon Bond joins us and before we get going, I should mention Facebook is a financial supporter of NPR. Hey, Mary, least alright. So investigators slamming decisions by leaders of Facebook. What decisions are we talking about? This is really about speech, and the most prominent example is President Trump. So recently he's put up Facebook posts falsely claiming that voting by mail is rife with fraud, and he made a really inflammatory post about the recent protests against racism. The auditors say Those post clearly violated Facebook's own rules against voters depression inciting violence, But Facebook didn't take the post down. The audit also slammed the company's policy of not fact checking ads by politicians that something Facebook has gotten a lot of criticism over and over all, the audit says, You know these decisions really emblematic of how Facebook has chosen to prioritize free speech above all other values. They say that risk over shadowing games it has made fighting discrimination, for example, that no longer allows advertisers to target housing and job ads based on age, gender or zip code. What is Facebook say in response. Well, the company, as you said, didn't ask for this audit A commissioned it from Laura Murphy of former Sulu executive and a civil rights law firm and chief operating officer. Shelves Cheryl Sandburg said today that Facebook will make some of the changes that it's recommending. Including hiring a senior vice president, who will make sure civil rights concerns informed decisions on products and policies. But when it comes to setting firmer boundaries on political speech, that's something CEO Mark Zuckerberg has resisted. He says Facebook is committed to free expression even when politicians make false claims. And Facebook says it won't adopt every recommendation being made in this report. Now this audit drops as another development plays out all of these brands. I think we're more than 1000 now pausing their advertisements on Facebook in the name of protesting hate speech, or any of them are the organizers of that boycott. Are they speaking up today? Yep, And what I'm hearing is a lot of skepticism about Facebook. Here's Rashad Robinson. He's president of color of Change, one of the groups behind the boycott. The recommendations coming out of the audit are good as the action that Facebook ends up taking otherwise. It is a road math without a vehicle and without the resources to move, and that is not useful for any of us. Another boycott organizer I spoke with today is Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti Defamation League. He told me he thinks the boycotts just going to keep growing and remember, it's already gone Global until Facebook takes real action on their demands. Yeah, it sounds like we now have this damning audit this big boycott pressure from for many directions on Facebook to change its ways. That's right, and civil rights groups told me they're not going to ease the pressure on Facebook. I spoke to Benita Gupta, She's head of the leadership conference on civil and human rights, and here's what she had to say about the audit. It is a work in progress clearly and pour. In some ways it is. Starts and not a finish for the civil rights community. Gupta and other leaders. I spoke to you know, they say it's just so urgent that Facebook act now because the presidential election is just a few months away. That's something the auditors also say they're really worried about. They say it in the audit. They say a Facebook doesn't get more serious about enforcing its policies, holding politicians to the same standards as other users. That will open the door to more voter suppression even calls for violence on

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San Jose Mayor Outlines Plan for Police Reform

KCBS Radio Afternoon News

01:14 min | 2 weeks ago

San Jose Mayor Outlines Plan for Police Reform

"San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo was among the early voices pushing back against the calls to defund police all along though he's also said that he believes some reform is necessary now is K. C. B. S.'s Keith Menconi reports he is outlining his vision for such reform it's a nine point plan that calls for more police oversight and a review of the department's use of force standards I'm calling for the reimagination of please but mayor Liccardo still draws the line at the funding it's a stance that puts him at odds with many of his residence and he knows it what we can agree on though is that the calls for defunding are rooted in something that is absolutely true which is that we need to take a hard look at our police department as we think about policing in the twenty first century among the mayor's proposals of providing more authority to the independent police auditor performing an audit of police expenditures in providing a civilian response to more non criminal incidents these still though do not meet the demands of activist groups calling for the elimination of some police programs to better fund local services meantime a spokesperson for the union representing San Jose police officers signaled support for the reform push more declining to endorse any individual

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Understanding Fine Art Pet Photography

This Week in Photo

06:05 min | 2 weeks ago

Understanding Fine Art Pet Photography

"Hey folks this interview. A little something special. We're GONNA be talking with the photographer out of Santa Fe new. Mexico about fine art photography. Welcome back to this week in photo of this. This interview is going to be pretty interesting because. I've had a couple of photographers on before that talk about pet photography, but never from that sort of high end fine art level of it. It's more portraiture, which is great and all that, but not fine art portraiture in black and white, and really pushing it to its level to the to a different level, so Jesse Fredin is here to talk about his process in creating fine art photography. With pets and what his methodology is for doing that with the processes, White, choose the shoot primarily or process primarily in black and white. All sorts of things. Jesse, welcome to the show man. How are you doing? Great thanks for having me on. Yeah, it's good to have you on you. Are I caught you in the middle of a move? So you're. You're doing all kinds of stuff over there, so thank you. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Yeah, this is this is going to be good, so let's let's start off with. Just a little bit of background on what who'd Jesse is as a photographer, and what led you to this particular genre of photography? Yeah you. Portrait photographer auditor is really what. Drew me to the medium. I would steal my parents Polaroid camera. and go out in the yard and photograph my neighbor. I think that sort of. That interest in studying people through Camera Lens started at that age and. So you know all throughout college, I was religious I was doing portraiture, and I started with instant cameras and became a real obsession, I was gonNA. Documenting. Not just my life relationships in my world and then fast forward. Years later when I was in San Francisco, when I was an apprentice, a family, a high end family portraiture studio. I. Was Thinking about working families as well and kind of in the footsteps of my mentors, but. I really didn't have much interest in family as it didn't. I have amazing reports children and it's just not something that. I'm fascinated by, but what? I was doing for many years as working dogs professionally and. I was so interested in the relationship that we have with their animals. What means about us, and so you know? When I was apprentice studio in thinking about me on business, one of my mentors mentioned that I should photograph dogs. At the time it sounded really silly. I you know this was almost fifteen years ago and The dog photography at the time was really cheesy and colourful and Very Wide Angle and Mary kind of commercial. So long story short. I did a session with a friend and her dog. Actually have that photo here in the studio. took out my blog. Shooting back in the day, and I had this real Aha moment and I realized that. Photograph dogs for me at least is really just a way to study people to vehicle studying the human condition and. That just Kinda got things started for me and ever since then I've been dentist. What did you see That's an interesting kind of tangent on that, so the the. The way that the portrait photographers approach a session I would imagine is a little bit different than the way you approach session because you have to clients, you have the owner and then the actual subject themselves the dog right so. Is that. Is that a benefit or a or a negative towards the interaction? Point I mean. I do feel like the way that I approach. My work is very much in the vein of a portrait photographer. That's business. It's how I run my sessions and I. Really you know Yes. Dogs are clearly integral part of my work. But. It's I'm doing it more in the human portraiture approach, however just like you said you know when a photographer is going out and photographing a family. Doing wedding doing photographing kids. It's very photographer and. You know human subject. There's not much in between what I get is this? Creatures, these dogs mostly. That really are kind of this medium to understand my client so I've been doing work with dogs for twenty years now watching our how we react with animals being really just kind of like a mirror about who we are. So it's a really interesting. wait, understand who someone is and understand why. Not just what their relationship is like not it's definitely not just about the dog it's about. It totally about studying unconditional love and studying relationships and dogs get to be kind of vehicle that I I I. You find that that the whole I don't know if it's a myth or If. It's true or not. That owners tend to look like their pet. We're. It's definitely true. I mean really I think it's true. It's I don't know why I think we look like our animals. We definitely talk and. act like our animals. You know if you think about it, you know it's like if you have an animal and spends every waking moment with you, you guys are apt to rub off on each other, and their energy is going to mimic yours and vice versa. So y interest in. Obviously interested in dogs because they're wonderful animals on these things, but really it's about. It's not just about what dogs give us about what we are able to give dogs, and you know it's A. It's a much more. Deep Assitant study then just on the

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Los Angeles County Board Approves Inspector-General To Oversee Nursing Homes

KNX Afternoon News with Mike Simpson and Chris Sedens

01:12 min | Last month

Los Angeles County Board Approves Inspector-General To Oversee Nursing Homes

"Skilled nursing facilities will soon get a watchdog in LA county they counts for more than half of the county's coronavirus deaths the board of supervisors voted unanimously to appoint an inspector general to oversee nursing homes the watchdog will be tasked with developing recommendations on how to strengthen oversight for skilled nursing facilities and how to improve their operations long term the board also directed the auditor controller to immediately ensure closer monitoring of the facilities to provider Catherine burger voiced frustration about the county's own response in the face of the pandemic I'm not convinced that we are in in these facilities doing appropriate testing because I've talked to a few at the rate that at least I think this board expected it to be done county public health director Dr Barbara Ferrer acknowledged there are some conditions that all of the skilled nursing facilities were facing and some missteps on all of our parks at the very beginning of our efforts to prevent outbreaks she also pointed out that the number of deaths in skilled nursing facilities is currently about a third of what was seen in late April and that about two hundred and fifty public health employees are working with facilities to do testing enforce protocols and to control the spread

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Brett Favre to repay Mississippi $1.1 million for speeches he never gave in state welfare scandal

Dan O'Donnell

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

Brett Favre to repay Mississippi $1.1 million for speeches he never gave in state welfare scandal

"Right far says he didn't know that million dollars she got from the state of Mississippi was welfare money and not supposed to be spent on speeches five yesterday promised to repay the one point one million he got which is tied to a massive Medicaid miss spending scandal down there in Mississippi state audit shows far was paid for speeches you never delivered well the auditors and far said he didn't know the money was misspent farms not dating any charges part of the

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Treasury secretary says any PPP loan over $2 million will undergo "full review"

Roe Conn

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Treasury secretary says any PPP loan over $2 million will undergo "full review"

"The trump administration says it will hold accountable any company that should never see the small business payroll protection loan the Los Angeles Lakers shake shack Ruth Chris among those companies returning the payroll protection loans meant for smaller companies treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin saying hill police those that don't that any alone over two million dollars will have a full review for forgiveness before they're repaid secretary Mnuchin saying he'll add more auditors to hold companies that should not have received loans

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The New Normal with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The Guilty Feminist

05:34 min | 2 months ago

The New Normal with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

"Is an auditor as always thank you so much for coming on first of all. How the hell are you good? I've got into a rhythm I think. Some senior okay. The Sun's out as a sort of calm minnow streets. We shocked by. I are you. Are you an extrovert or introvert? Ike feel you're an extrovert. You get your energy from other people rather than get your energy from alone. Time is yeah an extra energy from other people. They need to learn time but they get their energy from other people. Introverts need society in socializing but they get their energy from being on their own. Who Goes I know she do? You know what I think. I generally think I'm not sure I would say I was next. But I don't feel like an extrovert when I'm being making sense. I remember amy. Schumer went said. She's an introverted extroverts. Because I'm actually really really really loving stopping it in. This was so confusing this whole time. Because there's so much positive that has come out of the absolute tragedy but one of them. I think really is that people have suddenly become so much more aware of one another and this. It's been this big sort of humanizing force and to suddenly be having thought over the last year. I've been traveling so much and been moving so much dislike just go go go and wasn't sure if I how I would feel just suddenly being at home quite absolutely love it. I love the quietude. Such quite huge does now. It's like it's like. It's like quiet with attitude. Yes yes. It's hard Clinton too is quite with attention. I relate to that and again. I'm very aware that you know. This is a global pandemic and people are dying and I don't want to sort of make about my silver linings but human beings are designed or have a vote to see silver linings. That's who we are and we need to find silver linings in order to survive. So it's okay to talk about them. Are you having a ball? Well I think I've got. I am finding exactly what you're finding. I've been rushing around London rushing around the world for so long and I haven't taken the time to stop and regroup because there's always another wonderful thing to do or go to opportunity or something to create an they. Some of these. Things are incredible work. I've been able to do with choose. Lov help refugees or coughing with Amnesty International. I wouldn't take any of it back. But there's always something to fill a hole in your calendar and I think for both you and may have the last few years that's been I think especially true. I'm GONNA say especially. Yeah it's been a wild few years. I think it's just when you have a lack of rhythm soda new life whether it's so mad that you're letting the last year for Fussell Of sporadic and spontaneous instead of it's spontaneous but it's also completely at the mercy of the Hustle and I think when you're hustling and whatever scale every time your life. It's this constant kind of hunt. Constitutive run and when you do stop it's just a sort of water breath talking with family friends and then go again and actually. This is me which people have been saying for a very long time. Which is you have to make time to take stock of it all otherwise very healthy and so. I have tie it now because I find this. I'm finding this not coming over me and I think it's years of tidiness landing now. My Body is allowed to be still. Yeah I completely Completely sort of out for the first week. Maybe it was the second week. Actually when lockdown began and actually just before lockdown began the first instinct was sort of from so many people. What can we do? How can we help? What can we? How can we like mobilize? And then all of that kind of crazy energy that came from all these announcements in the realizations and that sense of falling into this kind of crazy global panic sort of thrown into that so I think the first two weeks and then we'll talk for the first two weeks it was all about the fleabag fund and then actually when that et cetera getting up and running after that I just completely just goes so gross and earl and also are you feeling better now via what's it because it's just you start thinking about my health and competed way way and because it's not only for the responsibility news. Your health is your responsibility to yourself. Because you're sort of like yeah. Obviously we all want to look fabulous all the time and that's the main reason for me. Yes but now we like like if I'm healthy. I'm putting my Momma risk or like other people at risk and it's just been such an amazing like amazing massive wakeup call up after after ourselves and it's not just a kind of selfish exercise book quite literally. Selfish exercise suspecting that I am you. I'm feeding seeing the silver linings and I think the social distancing thing is actually in some ways been good as well because you can't just immediately just go to yourself forbid

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In response to West Seattle Bridge closure, city to audit maintenance and spending on its aging bridges

First Light

00:16 sec | 2 months ago

In response to West Seattle Bridge closure, city to audit maintenance and spending on its aging bridges

"Your calls for an audit of all of Seattle's major bridges after cracks forced the emergency closure of the west Seattle bridge Seattle city councilmember Alex Peterson is asking the city auditor's office to assess the physical conditions and maintenance request for all the bridges operated by Seattle

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Herodotus - the Animals of Ancient Egypt

Storynory

04:36 min | 3 months ago

Herodotus - the Animals of Ancient Egypt

"Ancient times. Crocodiles were common in Egypt. These days Egypt does not have many crocodiles as they can't swim. Pass the great concrete. As when damn that now blocks the River Nile but here auditors sore these fierce reptiles snoozing with their mouths open on the banks of the Nile and he noted that small birds sometimes hopped inside the crocs mouths and picked up bits of food from between their teeth. This type of bird is called the Egyptian plover and it still cleans crocodile's teeth for them. Herodotus describes how the crocodiles grows into an enormous animal after hatching out of a tiny egg he says it has is like a pigs and it's huge teeth. Stick out of its mouth. Well he gets some of his fax. Almost not quite correct for instance. He says the crocodile does not eat anything during four months of winter. Actually it does eat but not very much during that time. He also says that the crocodile does not have a tongue in fact it does have one but it's rather small he tells us that some Egyptians held crocodiles to be sacred which means they worshiped him. Like gods those who celebrated crocodiles brought them up at home presumably in something like a bathtub. They decorated their pet crocs with earrings and bracelets for their feet other Egyptians in my view the more sensible ones saw crocodiles as dangerous enemies and even ate them when they got the chance. They used pigs as bait to hunt crocodiles. Some Egyptians also thought that hippopotamuses were sacred. Her auditors probably did not see these creatures for himself. He claimed that hippos had Maine's entails like horses and nayed like them to. He also thought that their hooves were cloven. Split like a bulls. It's not hard to see where he got. These mistaken ideas from the word hippopotamus comes from two Greek words meaning horse and posthumous meaning river so hippopotamus means river horse. He also told us that authors lived in the Nile in those days and in fact ancient Egyptians made statues of waters standing up as if they were praying. Then he tells us that there's a sacred bird which is not seen with his own eyes but only in paintings the feathers of this remarkable bird where red and speckled with gold it was shaped something like an eagle. This was called the Phoenix. The Phoenix lived most of the time in Arabia and was a very rare visitor to Egypt once about every five hundred years when his father died the Phoenix made an egg out of myrrh which is a perfumed gum or resin from the trunk of a tree. He hollowed out the egg and put his father inside it before carrying him to the Temple of the sun in Halio Palace in Egypt where it buried him. Even Herodotus can't bring himself actually to believe this Tall Tale in truth the Phoenix is a mythical bird that does not exist at all. He also tells us about a harmless Egyptian snake with two horns on its head please. Snakes were sacred to the Egyptians when they died they were buried in the temple of Zeus. Whose name was a raw or Eytam the Sun God. He also tells us about tiny snakes which flew every spring from Arabia to Egypt. He has surely thinking about locusts which alike grasshoppers they're described in the Bible as coming to play the Egyptians according to Herodotus a sacred type of bird called the abyss defends Egypt from flying snakes it describes that abyss as having the legs of a crane and along hooked beak Japan's particularly revered the abyss because it fought off the flying snakes. Well those are some of the wild animals and birds that option is considered to be sacred but the most sacred animal of all for ancient. Egyptians was the cow or bull. And next time I will be telling you how the ancient Egyptians worshiped

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Where Do I Start?

The Sustainable Futures Report

09:27 min | 4 months ago

Where Do I Start?

"Why do I stopped announced New Day? Welcome to the sustainable futures report for Friday. The twentieth of March against that saying that the big issue is still covered. Nineteen the corona virus. The International Energy Agency the expects the economic fallout to wipe out the world's oil demand growth for the year ahead which should cap the fossil fuel emissions that contribute to the climate crisis but Fawzi Barrel I e as executive director as worn. The outbreak could spell a slowdown in the world's clean energy transition unless governments use green investments to help support economic growth through the global slowdown. There was nothing to celebrate in a likely decline in emissions of my economic crisis because in the absence of the right policies and structural measures. This decline will not be sustainable. He said I'm no expert. All I know is this will govern everything we do for the next weeks months and probably years. The situation is changing by the day. If not by the hour so I'm not going to comment further except to say that I think we will gain valuable lessons. Which will inform our approach to the climate emergency? I'm working on a new presentation on that theme to be Thailand for the individual clients and presented as a live interactive video. The working title is lessons from covered. Nineteen staying in business staying in Prophet and staying. I'll let you know in the trailer is ready. And they will be special tells of patrons who want to use it in that an organization's for the day I'm falling back on cliches. Okay cliches. But the fact that they've survived suggests there might be some truth in them first of all always look on the bright side. There is a bright side. All over the moment dockside is seriously predominant. It'll gradually get brighter because we can be competent that this too will pass but the climate will still be an issue as always the question with the sustainable futures report is where do I saw with so much information. Coming in all quarters. It's difficult to know how to prioritize what to do or to say start with the end in mind is a well known piece of advice. My Aunt my objective is to make people aware of the seriousness of the climate situation. So that we can all urge governments and leaders to take the international action which is the only way to conquer the climate crisis. The same time I bring you. News work being done to meet the challenge on. I also attempt to look at areas where I'm much more action is needed this time. Then the topics. I'm covering into good news and positive climate messages from the mining industry from the EU from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority. Maybe even from Boris Johnson. There's good news to about geothermal energy cutting pollution is a possible end to the throwaway culture list of bodies is even longer commutes committed to their cause. Why trees not the answer threats to sue. The government continued use of fossil fuels. Accelerating ice melt on why wearing clothes can be bad for the environment. Let's start with the bad news. So you've got something to Fullerton. Kaas off a major source of pollution both in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases and all particulars which reduce quality in the UK alone bad air quality causes some fifty thousand premature deaths each year. It's disappointing to learn from a report by the European Court of Auditors that Europeans are reluctant to give up the private. They say Ovo cities are put in place range of initiatives to expand the quality and quantity of transport. There has been no significant reduction in private car usage. This is unsurprising. Given that they found that in many cases it was always quicker to get to the city centre. Calm in the immediate to him. It is going to be even more difficult to persuade people to use public transport while there is a risk of infection in crowded spaces much better to stay locked away in one's own private vehicle. People probably prefer that even if it takes longer to complete the journey through the European structural and investment fund the EU has provided sixteen point three billion euro between two thousand fourteen and twenty twenty to change the way people move in cities but the auditions complained that the money was taken but there was limited. Take up on European Commission guns on how to spend it. Money was being wasted on infected projects. While city plans often lacked coherence for example in Poland the report found parking penalties were lower than finds a not paying public transport fans in also caused rebound from the side of the road but it was still possible to park on the pavement. A senior auditor said congestion. Custody you around. Two hundred. Seventy billion euro per year and that funds provided by Brussels should be more hiking to plans to shift people out of there. 'cause so I'm going to be easy urged to plant trees and it is by far the best way to take co two from the atmosphere of the carbon. At least in theory in reality there are programs in a wide ranging report through the RSP Bay the World Society for the protection of buds by Elliott Crane entitled. Woodland's for five minutes and nature. She describes the complexity of the issue. And I do recommend you go to the link on the blog I look at the report is very complex. Very detail very well. Written trees are a store of carbon but they take many years to grow and require careful management throughout that time trees plotted on peatland degrade that land as a carbon store and released much of the condom in fact removing trees from peatland can have a positive effect on common storage bunning woods energy it releases college. The atmosphere she says unlike burning fossil fuels. This does not increase the amount of atmospheric carbon in the long term however forest-based bioenergy count be considered column neutral because the payback time until the carbon is reabsorbed. Can we very long particularly when living trees are felled for biomass replacing coal or gas with biomass eligibility generation is likely to significantly increase emissions per unit of electricity generated and yet drax power station claims to be one of the greenest sites in Britain and receives massive government? Subsidies on that basis harvested would pronounce can be a continuing store of carbon after they'd been moved from the forest but how dot com says locked up depends on what the proce- used for the British government has pledged to plant thirty million trees per year raising the. Uk's forest cover from thirteen percent to seventeen percent skilled tree planters. Mainly Australians and Canadians are already at work. I'm compliant one sapling every four seconds to four thousand per day. That's the first some twenty-five percent likely to die in the early years on the forest has to be Catholic managed and thinned so the trees can reach their full potential. They not only absorb outside but they also release it through respiration until trees reach maturity the amount they abso- exceeds the amount they emit but once they mature they stole the carbon but they don't add to forest continue to need management because if as simply allowed to decay the trees will die rot on the COB and we'll be released again into the atmosphere. If the timber is harvested the use. That's made it determines how long it continues as a carbon stole see to persists in the atmosphere for up to one hundred years said to be effective. Trays need to lock carbon away for that length of time. Talking to the BBC Professor Ralph McKenzie of the University of Birmingham. Says it will be a disaster. If governments and companies rely on forests to clear a massive carbon pollution. An article in the journal Nature Warns that the rate at which carbon is absorbed by the Amazon forest is in decline at the rate in. The African forest is stable but there are signs up to will decline in the longer term. It's too tempting for people to believe that buying a few trees can make up for flying away on holding things just at work like that. The government's thirty million trees are no substitute for cutting carbon emissions outsource increasing fuel duty which also decided not to do allows weeks. Uk budget would have had any major defect as it happens. Of course the dramatic drop off in flying and all forms of travel having a much greater effect without the need for a scourge

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Wells Adams On Love, Health & Sarah Hyland

Just The Sip

11:05 min | 4 months ago

Wells Adams On Love, Health & Sarah Hyland

"Welcome to just SIP. I am Justin Semester and actually really excited about this podcast. There is a show that I am obsessed with. It's called the Bachelor and Bachelor in paradise. I don't know if you've ever heard of it. It's this little show that has been coming on for the last ten years and I don't know the inner workings of it I mean I saw unreal but I know sometimes that's heighten. I know that's all BS sometime. So I'm going to get the Real T. From somebody WHO's been both in front of the camera and behind the inner workings on a show like this. Please welcome wells Adams. I'm sitting here with the Master of Radio in pipe casts. Act Ask you. Yeah how do you like my set up? This is not. This isn't a podcast Justin. This is this is the only. This is the only time I've been invited to go to podcast where we're at said it'd be camera ready you podcasts are raid like radio. You don't need to see what they look like. No for sure but I am a visual so this is a TV show. Yes thanks for having me on your television show. Justin I really. I really really appreciate it. And it's so funny because whenever we throw names around here It's always people that were super interested in and who we don't know much about and I couldn't let anyone this week so you're only clinches call wells no it was not that at all. That was last week when we tried to. Hit you up but this week we actually really wanted you because I feel like there's so much about you that I don't know we've become friends as last year. You've worked together on the red carpet but first of doing and doing great. This is a wonderful podcasts. That you have here. It's crazy right. Yeah I haven't done anything today. I woke up. You look like you just woke up. You is this guy. Say Yes. Okay but thank you for being honest about it and then you look fresh. Oh really like you know like when white men have money they just look like they like roll out of bed in that white t shirt gene. The Mike it's I it doesn't Jilin all wears out in database. Yeah so yeah I woke up. I I worked out a little bit. I took esteem. I came to hang out with you and now I'm drinking is in its Soga. It is very good but it's early at what is this. It's apple CIDER. Vinegar Rows Lemon Juice Tequila and ice is it. Do you do the apple cider thing? Because it's good for your gut or yeah okay and I just think that it helps to Tequila. Go down and get process a little bit. Yeah like a tricks my body. I'm doing some healthy but really I'm getting lit. Yeah 'cause 'cause Akilah makes you want to throw up and then the vinegar makes you not throw up. Yes smart the vinegar makes it go down. Yeah yeah so it was like okay if I get it all down. It's so funny. Remind everybody. What season of the Bachelor that you are on? I don't even know I think. Joe Fletcher Fletcher so I think it was Bachelorette season twelve I lasted I believe. Seven episodes you actually left in week. Six Okay I did my research but I did a mental so that got me the seven. Got The ellen. How do you know that it's called research? How did you even get on the Bachelorette who talked to you in to like like giving in putting yourself out there? Okay so this story is Kinda funny. My brother is like the most wonderful Really good-looking won the families. Yeah he's awesome seems Brat and gently trying to hook up with him in the way. Yeah well he's married but still. Yeah you should. You should one hundred percent But he was. He lives in Brentwood in Los Angeles and he has one bar he goes to. It's called cues and And he was there and he was holding court he was just like big man on campus and a casting director saw and walked over and was like you have enamored everyone around you. You are so fun to watch. I need to know who you are. And he was like okay and then He. She gave Her his card and was like the Bachelor I want you to be on the Bachelorette so we went through the entire casting process and the thing that people don't realize about the casting processes it takes a very long time how long for me it was like four or five months like a very long time the vet you yet to meet a ton of people. Yeah it's like that we are. I'll get into that part or you down the road but like it just takes a long time in that win that Swatch of time. That window of time he ended up finding someone and basically called up was like hey listen. I met a girl and now he's married to her so look down but he's one of those guys that like never burns a bridge like he is friends with everyone he's ever met. Yes and so. This was like seven eight years ago. Well now it's longer 'cause it was like seven eight years ago. When he told me about an auditor radio show in Nashville. And I used to do this. Radio bit where. I would go on auditions for like stupid commercials. And I'm not an actor at all but it was like a funny bit that I would do with my co-host where we'd like run lines for like meow mix commercials. Yeah exactly and so. I'll so excited. At My meow. Mix Commercial or like by China paper plate commercial than I can read this and then so I would go and I would bomb intentionally because it wasn't about me. I didn't want to be an actor. It wasn't about me getting the part about me having the next day of like what you didn't get the paper plate commercial like you could like. How did you screw up the meow? Mix Line now assets myself all the time how did you? Yeah and so be inconsolable. And My co-host like berating. The and it was like a funny bit. We did so then I became single and my brother was like hey man. I've friends with this casting director for the Bachelorette. Do you want to meet with them? And I was like this is going to be the funniest radio bit. Ever because I'm going to be like to do. She focused on yes and Lo and behold not to do she. Just the right amount of do should. Did you go in with your normal level of Douche or did you add some extra to try to like to try to throw them off and try to get the whole big going I went in like Super Laze fare? So they It was at a hotel in Nashville. And I like was. I can't believe I did this at the time it was in assessing but it's it seems so big. Timea. I told them I said. Hey Listen I've got a morning show at this. Time is doing three shows as a morning show and then I have an afternoon drive show so I have a window of like eleven thirty to twelve thirty that I can do this. I have a hard out. Yeah and they were leg and they're like okay fine totally but in their minds who I think is you know. I think they knew your brother. And they were probably. Maybe he's the big Lebowski as well. Maybe I don't know so I go to this hotel and I get the lobby on the first guy because I have a heart out. Yeah so I go that. I'm wearing like a Jean Jacket. And like probably this exact shirt actually. It's probably this outfit but with Jean Jacket. Which I've seen you in a few times because you wear that to rehearse yes. I have a uniform so I get there and I look around and every guy is in a suit because in their minds. They're like I need to look like I'm supposed to look when I get out of a limo. Yes and I was like Oh Shit. I am under addressed for this. Don't you hate FM? Yeah no no but but but in my mind I'm like this is great like this is such great radio. I'm starting off so bad so So then they they call me up and they sit they sit you down in. It's kind of similar to this situation. Y YOU DOWN. And it was two female casting directors and they started asking me questions and they're like they're like first off. Why the hell do you got to leave at four in like five minutes and I have. I have a radio show and they're like oh great. Do your radio bit and luckily enough. I had done my morning show so I'd already had done like four bits. See good so I like just word vomited like the four bits. I had about like Justin Bieber. Peeing in a trash can and like how. That was the luckiest trash can ever know like. It was like some stupid like that and I had them at rolling laughing roles like this. I thought like I was thought I was being so like ridiculous ridiculous. I didn't care yes I will at. The time wasn't really trying to get on the show. I just thought like this would be a really funny radio. Yes but dying laughing and I remember afterwards. They're like so. What are you doing in March and April and I was like? I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow but Yeah no and they're like well. Maybe blocked that out. We need to see you in Los Angeles and I was like oh I guess I did. You made it to the next. So then they fly you out Los Angeles. And then you take a five hundred question. Ecology tests psyche. Val Okay by the way people don't realize which I think is think it's got. I think what they actually do as you take the psyche vow and they just have to say like in case someone goes rogue one that show they have to say what we talked about them and we tested them and they didn't seem crazy X Y and Z. I don't really think because I've seen some crazy people on reality shows yeah as that psyche will. Yeah where have you seen the questions? I was on a reality show so I had to take the psyche. Yeah we'll get to that later on keep on going with your story. Well the the questions of like do you want to be a park ranger. And they'll be like I don't want to be Park Ranger. Have you ever had feelings of hurting animals do do you exactly? Do you think that people are out to get you going to rethink the the Park Ranger question? When you hear things do they. Come from inside your. Hey do you hear voices? Which way is going there? I remember taking that. You're all alone in like the Sheraton by the LAX. And I was like. I don't know I'm scared out. Then you crazy maybe I do. WanNa kill the money by the way I had a girlfriend. Who went on bad girls club? This is before we knew a bad girls club was about. She was like one of the first girls. On one of the first seasons are the second season yeah and she was telling me about it and I was like. There's no way that they get on that. Show Nabi able to pass the saggy dow new out this bitch earth person in the house. Yeah because their birthday bells and whistles on like Oh. They're looking for crazy unstable. Yeah well I wasn't.

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"auditor" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

03:38 min | 4 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"We're gonna talk about a candidate running for auditor general and then before we are done today he won't believe the fight going on between the city of Pittsburgh and firefighters trying to get some money back yeah it's complicated we'll break it down for you that's coming up right after the news from the law firm studio doing good doing right this is Katie K. A. radio thirty five degrees secretary international with a mix of light snow and rain and some fog and mist at two o'clock ruse Ryan Douglas governor Tom wolf has declared an emergency disaster declaration after Pennsylvania health officials report the first to presume cases of coded nineteen in this state KDKA radio's Jody studio with the latest both patients are adults one in Delaware county the other in Wayne County state health secretary Dr Rachel Levine they are both at home they are in isolation or quarantine at the same time they are in good physical condition at a news conference with governor Tom wolf Dr Levine said both patients got sick after travel the governor says emergency management plan is in place right now the emphasis of the planet is mitigation tactics to keep the virus from spreading widely Jodie Steele newsradio ten twenty Katie K. A. disaster declaration is intended to support state agencies working to contain the corona virus president trump is headed to the centers for disease control and prevention in Atlanta the president is looking to dampen growing alarm about the spread of the virus in America before leaving the White House today he said Americans should be calm he spoke while signing in eight point three billion dollar coronavirus response funding bill at the White House a federation of labor unions is urging the U. S. government to issue emergency regulations outlining an employer's responsibility to protect workers from infectious diseases AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says many employers are unprepared to deal with the new coronavirus and future infectious disease outbreaks the AFL-CIO submitted a petition with OSHA today asking it to set an emergency temporary standard for employers to follow the south Fayette man accused of killing his mother in August and stealing her jewelry is headed to trial all charges against thirty year old David so many were held for court including criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse sixty seven year old Margaret somebody was killed inside her old orchard drive home where David had been living Afghan officials say it got and then killed thirty two people and wounded dozens more at a ceremony attended by prominent political leaders in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul the Islamic state group claimed responsibility militants from ISIS have declared war on Afghanistan Shiites and many people at the ceremony were from the minority Shiite sect the ceremony commemorated the nineteen ninety five slaying of the leader of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras who are mostly Shiite the Taliban said they were not involved in the attack which came less than a week after the U. S. in that group signed a peace deal that lays out a path for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose slightly as the pool of job seekers and payrolls hit record highs the state says today the unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of a point to four point seven percent in January the national rate that month was three point six percent on Wall Street right now here for intelligence as the Dow is down five hundred ninety one points at twenty five thousand five twenty nine the nasdaq down two hundred ninety five points the S. and P. is down ninety three in sports prior to blue jays have a game this afternoon in Florida college basketball tonight Duquesne.

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How Torontos transit system made its riders the enemy

The Big Story

08:21 min | 4 months ago

How Torontos transit system made its riders the enemy

"And now five days later here. We are wondering where the relationship between the Transit Commission and its writers started to go off the rails and if at this point it's even possible to repair George Rawlings and this is the big story. Then spur is the transportation reporter at the Toronto Star. He has the unenviable task explaining to his city. I mean no worries. Why don't you start For the people outside Toronto weren't familiar with the TC just explain what Presto is and it came to be like the only fair system here Presto is a little card a little fare card that used to be green now they're mostly black basically the TD for a long time longer than many other. Major transit agencies was running on tickets and tokens and cash Which is a fairly inefficient way to run the system. They started to switch to a card model about a decade ago. and the Ontario Liberal government of the day had their own card called presto which basically forced on the TVs that you have to take this Otherwise we're going to cut off gas tax funding to the city. Which would be a big problem for the Until the TD accepted and since then it's been the slowly phased in on the T. as well as other. Gta Toronto Area Transit Agencies And now it's the primary way that people pay for transit but because of some issues with the rollout and some difficulties the TDC's still is accepting Tokens and tickets. They haven't actually faced out the whole thing so we're actually sort of operating in a bit of a hybrid system at moment. How has that rollout gone in general so there were some high profile problems especially at the start of the rollout on a lot of faulty card readers? People going to tap their cards on Machines buses and streetcars and them not working. Well to be fair. Those have been addressed some extent. The reliability of the most common machines is has gone up but some Machines related to Pressel on. Streetcars for instance. They had to rip out because they weren't working properly so There is kind of mistakes that can undermine the reputation of Presto and I should be clear that one of the interesting things about this is It's still owned by the province the TDC's a system owned and operated by the city and yet it's very strange thing where it doesn't have actually complete control over its primary source of revenue. It's it's that's controlled by the province and by the provincial transit agency metrolink so they have to work together to Kinda sort things out when there are problems and they don't always work so well together give me an example of the kind of friction. That's cost it's so whenever there are overlapping jurisdictions right between There's questions about who's responsible for things so basically anything that when when a presto reader goes down. There's a confusion sometimes. There has been in the past about whether it's the drivers responsible to responsibility to report that broken machine or whether the presto system should detect that broken machine and that it should get fixed. The kind of mid Issue that I think kind of made people's heads explode was that there is this There's machines on. Streetcars that take coins. And you pay your fare that way but They these machines according to audit were Basically filling up with coins couldn't accept any more coins and no one neither CDC or the vendor of the machine or metrolink's was actually Emptying them so they would go for days and days and days riding on these. Streetcars fill full of coins of Rogers couldn't pay And just that's the kind of thing that Rogers look at and say you know you really need to get your act together. The reason we're talking to you now is because this is all kind of come to a head over the past week Why don't you first start by explaining? I guess what the TC would say is the biggest problem that faces so the the big from the TDC's facing is is very unsexy and answer but their problem is A lack of money to to keep the system in a state of good repair They have a huge backlog of unfunded repairs something like thirty five billion a needed work over the system or the next fifteen years and only about maybe a third of that is funded. But that's kind of a separate issue from all of this fair money doesn't go to fix t transit infrastructure. That's a that's a separate thing but what has emerged as a problem is For years the TDC kind of said that we don't have a fair evasion problem. It's about in line with other transit agencies as maybe two percent. It's cost us. Maybe ten twenty million dollars not that sounds like a lot of money but for an agency with the budget of two billion dollars. It's not that big but back in February of last year the city Auditor General Predator report. That said you do have a big fair vision. Problem cost sixty million dollars the TD put out another. Its own report just recently. That founders even higher than that maybe seventy million dollars and all kinds of kind of rampant abuse people use in child Presto cards which Alleger ride system for free adults can easily get a hold on them. So there's that's going on a lot. Just hopping over Fare Gates for instance and just simply not paying on vehicles So they've started to pay attention to that right that they Are Hiring more fair vision officers and kind of ramping up efforts to to urge their riders to pay. Tell me about the posters. That are everywhere. City right yeah. So riders have started to see As part of this kind of increased efforts The launched this ad campaign. Just telling people to pay. It's kind of Trying to attack some of the I guess rationale that that riders don't pay their signs. That say you know having quotations like it's no big deal and then the TDC's messages well. It is a big deal and there's no excuse to not pay your fair. And they warn of the fine is up to four hundred. Twenty five dollars ended the CDC AD campaign even warns of facing criminal charges for for fare evasion. Which is an extremely rare thing. I I've never really heard of that happening. But they're sending the message that there are serious consequences for not paying your fair. And where does the enforcement come into this? So they've started to hire more transit officers. I can't remember the exact number but I think they're ramping up to close to two hundred and you're starting to see them much more frequently on On transit vehicles People are asking. Check your fair. And that of course has some concerns People are always concerned. Of course that whenever law enforcement sources or quasi law enforcement officers have discretion over who? They're going to confront that they're going to confront. Certain groups of people started a series of stories last year. That showed that there's some evidence that black writers are stopped more frequently than Or disproportionately frequently compared to other groups And we've seen actually cases of The CDC settled Allegations of racial profiling against it by a young writer who was Violently tackled? Think it's fair to say by three officers. So there's been a lot of concerns over those kind of Activities so to put this in. I guess a little bit of context for listeners. Outside the city no person in any city really loves their public transit. At least everybody has complaints about How's the relationship between the TC and it's writers right now. Particularly this week I try not to write a lot of stories that just kind of focus on people being upset at the TC. And the reason I do that is just because they're always people's upset at the TDC and sometimes they rightfully upset at the DC. Sometimes they're not really upset at the. Td People get really upset or a subway delay when someone jumped on the tracks in in front of the the subway train. I mean that's not the TDC doesn't want that People Complain About Public Transit. Like that's not the conversation we're having. There's something bigger going and I just should preface it by and just add that in some ways. Tdc's actually very good system is extensive bus network that goes across the whole city that That you can ride across the whole city single fair. That kind of thing is sort of not common in other North American cities necessarily. But you are seeing yeah. There's kind of a baseline level of frustration. But why I wanted to write a story over the last couple of days about the relationship between the T. C. N. N.'s writers is. It does seem that this kind of social contract. I guess between riders and this Public Transit Agency are starting to get a little frayed. And I think it's centers on this Fare evasion campaigns to some extent because the message

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"auditor" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:59 min | 4 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"For our state auditor to do an audit of the department of transportation and do an audit of the MBTA it's been over five years since those agencies have been audited and we know that the spending is out of control and it's time to take take back our state democratic house leaders say the extra money is needed to help fund repairs for the MBTA and the public transportation system and the metro Boston area Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston news radio Boston is launching a new board to oversee the city's recreational marijuana industry mayor Marty Walsh naming five members to the city's cannabis board which is charged with reviewing all apple as for marijuana licenses in main opponents of a proposed billion dollar transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid have cleared a hurdle to the state ballot election officials say more than sixty nine thousand signatures have been certified surpassing that needed for the November ballot the Maine legislature will now consider this initiative if they don't enacted the secretary of state will draft the ballot question the US bombs Taliban fighters the first time since the two sides signed a peace agreement last weekend amid concerns the deal could be falling apart chief U. S. negotiators Amey Khalil's odd urged the Taliban to immediately reduce violence after the militant group conducted dozens of attacks on Afghan forces this week those attacks were supposed to lessen the head of Afghan national peace negotiations but those meetings are now imperilled the Afghan government refuses to release thousands of Taliban fighters after the U. S. said it would and the Taliban says it won't meet until the fighters are released Conor Finnegan ABC news Washington coming up a road win for the Celtics this is a Bloomberg money minute the two sides of the corona virus last week worries led to losses but moved to fight the virus sparked today's four percent rally the Dow back above twenty seven thousand gaining eleven hundred seventy three points the nasdaq rose three hundred thirty four the S. and P. one hundred twenty seven the rally took off after Congress agreed on funding to fight the spread of the disease still businesses are gearing up for all kinds of effects for Campbell soup long out of favor of consumers looking for more natural foods sales are up because of the virus shares rose ten percent the company CEO says it won't raise prices but it is doing some stockpiling of ingredients as people stockpile for possible quarantines airlines including delta American JetBlue and others are waiving flight change fees because of the virus United is making other changes cutting its flight schedule next month canceling ten percent of domestic flights some twenty percent of the international ones I'm John Doniger Bloomberg radio WBZ gets results for thousands of New England businesses if you want to grow your business listen to this this is Joe paling from post pro carpet one of acting you're probably familiar with this line it begins when you look at the floor you think Lupita freshen up this place post.

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Los Angeles: California Lottery Owes Public Education $36 Million

KCBS Radio Midday News

00:30 sec | 4 months ago

Los Angeles: California Lottery Owes Public Education $36 Million

"Corning California state audit reports a state lottery is skimping on giving thirty six million Bucks in revenue to fund public education instead the lottery agency spent seven hundred twenty thousand dollars on food and travel expense without considering cheaper options this according to the auditor's report which claims the lottery agency should have taken into account their increase in profits a written response the California state lottery says it disagrees with the auditors findings and they they give all the money they can to

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los Angeles: California Lottery Owes Public Education $36 Million

The KFBK Morning News

00:33 sec | 4 months ago

los Angeles: California Lottery Owes Public Education $36 Million

"This morning officials at the California state lottery are accused of short changing California schools thirty six million dollars a new audit confirms that lottery revenue increased significantly bought their funding for education did not Republican senator ling ling Chang requested the audit I actually leave it is even more because there is a problem with the procurement process so every every dollar wasted is a dollar that's not going to education the California state auditor's office says the lottery must pay the money to the schools that they kept for

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Banking on Voice - ENACOMM & Bank Independent

The Voice Tech Podcast

10:47 min | 5 months ago

Banking on Voice - ENACOMM & Bank Independent

"Us about about the project and so what what does the Alexa skill that you guys have developed do? And what was the? What was the thinking behind? When we first started our conversations with an accom- we didn't know what to expect. We didn't even know what to do with really St- I think Stacy said it best. Is that so we started with the thought of? How can we take our typical telephone banking system? That's that technology has been around for four. Seems like forever and so we were like. How do we repurpose that into modern technology and modern use cases so partnering together with an Economy Fintech provider? They are really at true partnership here. We were the very first one to come out with a fully functioning Alexis skill in the community bank space. Now some of the larger institutions the international banks that are housed here in America or even some of the couple of super regionals they were already doing some of the s but really we felt like our customers were longing for that as well to be able to say. Hey if a bank of America or chase would have this type of service. Why can't wait? I see we have the same type of access to your systems so they came from a customer. Need they actually the customs approach to and also this. Will you a proactive and thought well? We need to get ahead of this before they do. It was really more proactive. Because of our customer base being very tech savvy and especially our newest market which is the Huntsville Alabama market. We felt like we need to make sure that in order for us to compete against the larger institutions especially from a tech perspective. We needed to be proactive in this space. So when I say fully functioning that's the differentiation between us and some of the other banks or credit unions that have that they may have an Alexa skill. But it's more informational sharing like where are we wears locations. What's our hours of operation? We really wanted it to be truly as said an extension of our other tools that we offer to art whether it'd be mobile or online or telephone so they log in and get account information for me. Personally I've got a college aid's daughter and so was the question we get from her. Hey Dad I need some money so then I can go and just by walking through the house. Tae Alexa Transfer money from account to my daughter's account so those are some of the use cases that we have and we're continuing to expand that working on some other use cases right now to expand as far as card management for the debit cards. The credit cards and those kind of things as we continue to move forward. I see okay focused on the the most common actions that people form on their accounts festival implemented those and then now you looking for the more advanced features those in as well. That's great okay. Great Stacey tells about the project from your side then what what was it like to Cra? Alexis go four bank whether any particular challenges that you had to face. And what advice would you give to someone? Who's WHO's looking to do the same. Whose is taking on a project to the signs. That's a great question because there is a specific answer that it's really got nothing to do with how we build a skill it has to do with multiple parties involved in the thing you have to look out for the difficulties run into is the larger companies involved Talked by Google Amazon Right Amazon. The company that is the keeper in the approver of these skills and so's Google on their side. I will go to that side of the house but Amazon. This is the first real step into a retail banking application type of thing right in my past i. I did this for Mobile APPs with apple when they first had their APP store open. Add it for banks and it's the same type of learning curve with working with Amazon going through the approval process Amazon not understanding how everyone thinks they understand how a bank works. And I'll say that just exactly the same. Everyone believes they understand. How Bank works when you work with. Community banks. That'S NEAT. Learn how they actually work and each one little different from another one and you can try to define a process for which you wanNA bring on these skills right for Elixir. Whatever but these skills for getting the weather has total different requirements than the skill for your banking and we had compliance issues. We have enrollment issues. We have Lincoln account issues. We have all these things you have to do and be compliant with on our side and actually I was walking Amazon through the process. Of sometimes you have to change the way you're thinking because this is not a weather APP. This is not a joke. Gap does not attribute this is banking and there are some things. The banks are already doing to link accounts that may be at to adjust your expectations. How Link Accounts Right? That's just one example and going through the approval process with Amazon and it different iterations. That's really probably. The most complex part of working new technologies into banks is yet. There's a third party provider like Amazon or Google. Who has to approve these things and has certain expectation on their side of how the system will work in. We have to really Kinda match the expectations and the realities. What a bank needs right to? Does that mean that there were those pushback on the on the platform side on the new Google side because he went meeting standards was it the other way round. What did you need things from them? They weren't providing up front. And you have to be kind of both. It's kind of both so the expectation that you're starting from scratch realized that a bank might already have a method for linking accounts for example in Kelly States. Bank independent already. Lincoln accounts through methodology in order to enable their voice banking on the phone system for that and so there are some things that instead of confusion users like it's a brand new system to create new pin number. You all this new stuff. Sometimes Caesar let them allow them to use what they already have and so it was sort of both. We have more things than they expected. Amazon's system wasn't really built to take an existing system. Like what we had at the same time. You know there are some things we have to come up to snuff on on voice engagement right conversational banking conversational. Technology is different than a menu driven technology in Kelly. Had said we're reiterated extending what we're doing on the voice baking side telephone banking but it's extending the feature functions but the way you engage with it is different. So there's a learning curve on our side to to make sure you have the conversational structures. Correct your engagement that so it was both sides. This is very typical of bringing in a new technology into an existing market place. That has its own high level of rules right. There's a high bar a ruling compliance and you have another system as brand new that is trying to create rules of compliance rights. And so we put those two together in. This is typical this. This is exactly how it was with mobile APPS. And I think that's what you're gonNA see. It's GonNa have that ramp right now. It's early in the curve for adoption and over time as voices getting across all these other channels and the software whether it's Amazon or Google on all these channels whether it's in your smart tv or on your phone it's going to accelerate. The friction is gonNA remove overtime when it sounds like they would have lended as as much from the experiences as you guys have. That's going to streamline things for everyone the projects that come along in the future exactly my question around that was about the the iteration of this is kind of new and we got a lot of the ground truth from the feedback from users and looking at the data of course financial transactions quite private and a bank's not going to want to publicize those will hand them over to supplies in the same way as maybe health data. So how did you get that signal back? That's a find out whether the user interaction was working. And how did you guys work together to to solve that problem like you said? One of the biggest concerns with this was around security and especially traditional banking where we're not always the the ones that are willing to step out and do things so from especially from security and privacy perspective because that is paramount to who we are as an institution to ensure that we are taking care of our customers and making sure that their information secure safe and that they are comfortable not only them but then also with a stacey said our regular regulators and auditors and those things pile up over and over again to make sure that that we have the right security protocols in place and so that was some learning curve for both US and Amazon that we all had to mature and continue to grow as far as making sure that we have the right information we partner with our processing companies Jack Henry and associates and so they do a fantastic job of having a pathway for us to get to our information securely safely as well so with our connectivity points between in a calm and Jack Henry that is very tightly controlled. We manage it with monitor it. We reporting we have security protocols that are in place between all of us to ensure that is safe for our customers. Massoni went to Jack Henry Do. Where did they come into this? Yeah Sure Jack. Henry is the company that houses our customer information as a whole and so they have an open banking platform that we're able to connect to and be able to partner with the fantasy like the end of the world to be able to safely securely have access to their customer account information you can anonymous data and Sharon Saddam. Okay right so there's a way to share it without revealing the details of the people. Are I in this talk about the voice banking how it's being used and I saw one example on your website believe about bank independent Kuzma? Who's using the Alexa skill right now? It's eighty nine years old. That's fantastic Zurich. Tell us about that. And the the interest made on his or her life. Sure after we went live with this we were live several lines and we really wanted to see who was using and honestly we knew because this is new technology. We weren't expecting a hockey stick type of acceptance and usage of this tool out of the gate and so it has been a slow growth and kind of leveling but again we wanted to be out there early and this is exactly why because you know. The mission of our institution is to make a positive difference in people's lives and this is a prime example. Where we've done that. So as we begin to look one of our most active users we reached out to Kim specifically into. Can you tell us why you're using it? And the first words out of his mouth. Were you changed my life. And which can you explain that in so this gentleman was eighty nine years old? He had macular degeneration so from his perspective. He couldn't really manages finances. Just because of the vision issues vision issue. And so now he's like you now have control of my personal finances again by doing voice banking and he can control that here. What's going on? What's going on manages money in the way that he wants to be able to manage his

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Becoming Location Independent with Ben Collins

How I Built It

06:10 min | 5 months ago

Becoming Location Independent with Ben Collins

"Ben. How're you today? I'm great thanks. Thank you so much for joining me. I I see you have some so The listeners don't know this this is not a video podcast but we do have video turned on. I see some great artwork in the background already the solar system and the success iceberg. I really liked both of those. Were already off to a good start. I like Coo- we can talk with sweet sweet so we we were connected basically because You are living a bit of a location. Independent life is that right does right For myself and mostly what from whom awesome? So why don't we? Why don't we start with who you are and what you do and go from there so Muslims Ben from England? But I've been living here in the states now for about eight years and I used to be an accountant so I worked in a corporate law firm with his spent a lot of time. What Human Excel and then run up. Five years ago moved across to G. Suites Picked up google sheets and started building solutions. Foam for myself and clients using Google sheets and rising melted in a blog and really isn't much information out there about Google sheets wasn't brother five years ago and so these blog posts kind of cooled on leads them all aggressive Business grew from there already And so today I. I have online courses. I teach workshops and have a handful of clients. Still an IT's helping with primarily google sheets G. Suites. Wow Yeah so. That's already of insanely interesting. Where like three minutes so used to be forensic accountant what. I think. I know what that means. But what does that mean? It's a good question It means it's an interesting part of accounting. I guess you work with say what I was doing was with sanctions based cases. It was businesses that had done work with countries. That are not supposed to be doing work with you. Know business with Iraq awesome. Yeah Yeah Iran's away and they were being Hold in front of the J. and being told explain themselves and so it was accountants we look through the transactions and try and find out S- Separate the good ones the bad ones to make a find out how big the walls and the noise could build a case around that so it was. It was super interesting when we did strategy sessions or we had meetings with blinds and things. But then you've done spend the next month going looking through half a million records and That was as interesting but I did. Learn all that data analysis Microsoft Excel Sequel. And that's how I sort of really fell in love with the agencies and technical side of things Which led me to do the job. I do today. Yeah wow that's that I mean. That sounds super cool. I'm sure like sifting through my friend used to be an auditor for price waterhouse Cooper Yup. I he would tell me things like you know. There could be like a million dollar discrepancy and it didn't even matter what these companies that was interesting. How the rest of? It was very interesting to him. So you have to ask with. That many knows when I'm like what do you mean like a million dollar like you. The the two columns are off by a million bucks. It's crazy on a multibillion dollar company. It's like a hundred. Yeah all right cool and so you kind of gained your chops for what you eventually went into doing client services a now products for which is Google Sheet. This is really interesting to me because I I not a heavy google see teaser but I try to do interesting stuff in Google sheets and I can never find the exact right formula or whatever to do what I want to do. So what's what's some of the stuff that you can like. Bend Google sheets to your will. Doing so also is ready. It's really what I love about. It is that mandates it central to not only the client work in teach but just for me to run my business as well as a one example that sort of a series like it's helped my businesses that I get students to provide feedback for my courses through Google which thing goes into Google sheets and it was becoming impossible for me to two replies. Will these people because Gucci and it'd be one hundred rows of data feedback and I just can't spend today's emailing every one of those people because I have another hundred grow another hundred as a data underneath that as I built a little tool with Google sheets with F SCRIPT. Which is the coding language that would write those hundred draft emails? Fool me with all the feedback gain and with some Generic thank you type. Language talk in that can thing that would be tailored depending on the The feedback was like if it was good feedback. Was you know a very positive thing? If it was not so good feedback it'd be. I'm sorry to hear you a disappointed. The course sort of and then those one hundred emails. Just sitting in my draft photo e-mails I can click them one by one and then at something personal and hit send and it just allows me five three hundred in our. Maybe rather than yeah that. That was something I build year. And it's really just helped me. Replies a feedback as you have a a number a fair chunk now? Waiting in the photo needs to get to but It's allowed me to keep mostly on top of the

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African football body CAF in disarray, audit reveals

BBC World Service

04:37 min | 5 months ago

African football body CAF in disarray, audit reveals

"Hi Connie we're going to talk about the confederation of African football because an old it into the state to the continental governing body has revealed an organization in a state of disarray really both with regard to finances and government governance calf meets on Friday to discuss the order to along with plans for major reforms of the body and the continental game itself the BBC's piers Edwards has seen a copy of the old it prepared by the accounting firm PWC he told us first of all why the report was commissioned well the report came about fool two reasons firstly cast executive committee approved it early last year but the real reason it went head was because of the unprecedented decision to instill faith sector general from assume or as a general delegate for Africa that was in a bid to improve governance and calf and as I understand it was a condition of the general day to go well that's the old it would take place and it started just a few months after her appointment in August last year so that's why the report came about what does it say about the running of calf what is sure to paint a picture of an organization in Kelso council described as unreliable and untrustworthy lower ranking stuff labeled de motivated and who works in the general organizational structure of calf is also criticized effectively described as I'm fit for purpose now the executive committee which is a faithfully caps board is described as hindering progress since it was found to delay critical business decisions by any meeting four times a year and in terms of general organization the orders as the basic math is such as stuff attendance and holidays a not even registered on the subject of money is says it is incredibly hard to to order if cap for the very simple reason that most of the organizations that payments are made in cash and that includes is payroll to stuff for the old it raises more serious questions and in particular a questions the validity of at least twenty million dollars worth of payments which are said to either have a little supporting evidence unlike what will be deemed higher risk or of course both in the old it also reviews thirty five payments to the executive committee that was cast board effectively and found that none of those thirty five payments have the required documentation to clearly establish those payments legitimacy baby she's pairs had which has been looking at the order ten to the confederation of African football he told us what it has to say about calf president I'm at in particular well the auditors who price Waterhouse coopers want an investigation into what role president out among others had in the controversial decision to employ a little and gym equipment manufacturer in the southern from school to school still well they became a key supplier of schools where to calf now types who steals own is an old friend of Ahmad's attache and I'm AT has emphatically denied wrongdoing about this case in the past none the less some of the financial transactions between calf and tentacles still are described in the old it as being highly suspicious so that's the day tell the question now is what all calf going to do about this report will cancel executive committee is G. three very shortly on Friday and that's to address both the order and the recommendations of a joint FIFA calf tall schools which is cool for wholesale changes in the way cath is both structured and run and among these changes is the desire to effectively remove administrative power from the executive committee and to change how that committee that we knew were rations are determined which the order says is county being done by a committee members themselves well half of the knowledge that things happy mum badly saying they are now tackling historic problems that dates back in decades but with the executive committee members would address the recommendations remains to be seen that's a baby she's pace at which you can read more about the order timed cast response on the BBC sport website two other lines regarding the confederation of African football this morning the governing body has sealed an agreement with Egypt the country where it's always been based which gives it the same legal rights as other international non governmental organizes calf says the deal gives it quote immunities and privileges similar to those granted to international organizations and diplomatic missions and ahead of that meeting on Friday which as well as governments will discuss important footballing reforms African legend someone letter has made clear his opposition to the idea of moving the Africa Cup of nations to a full yearly cycle from every two years the shift has been talked up by FIFA boss John Infantino when would be warmly welcomed by European clubs who wouldn't lose that place because so often but that's okay who's close to both Infantino and trust president Ahmet told the French broadcast RFI that the move would not be in Africa's

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"auditor" Discussed on Network & Spill

Network & Spill

03:52 min | 9 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on Network & Spill

"Dot com. Her company Nile is all about. Oh you know promoting black businesses and it's important to do that because we have to start. What did she say? That number was like like two point three something trillion in dollars. We have so much spending power and we've always has been in power at least for a long time. We've been spending power nuts. I told her about. I learned on on one of these podcasts about When they boycotted the buses in whatever town of his Louisiana River but they boycotted the buses and the buses so hard that they went out of business. I think that bus company went straight up out of get. I always wake up with everything unfortunately. No no one else ever joins me so it's not effective but that that's where you hit him the hardest their pockets. Yeah and it's important to know your your worth when it comes to the financials and that's where I think we're really gaining steam here. The more people we have that are doing what you're doing and the more people that are listening like the people listening today are it's it's GonNa be what shapes the future around money and building that generational wealth and all that so definitely check out sixteen. Nineteen if you haven't already it's a super super good show. I really got into it and then listened to white lies while you're at it because it's another show about segregation and just history st subscribing to all of these right now as you speak good there so going to promise you'll love them White lies white lies white lies. Licensed about There were some missionaries that Dr Dr Martin Luther King called on to come down to some to help when the the the the I guess they were the walks were marching for. Voting rights were happening and Cameraman's name who got somebody was killed old doing this end Then they had the bloody Sunday events which I I want to say. It was in nineteen sixty five when they were crossing that bridge in the wake of the the council. Don't do it in the bucket. But we're like we're GONNA do it anyway and it was whole big just massacre and I'm so dot com. The king said Hey. Hey we need to help out. And so all these missionaries came down and there were three white missionaries who gathered in in some and one of them was beaten up by some other white dudes who were pissed that they were there and he ended up dying and it was this whole thing of who killed him in. Why there was no justice and These guys these two guys end up going down there to try to figure out what the hell happened. And who done it. And it's a really cool punt cash at the end of like figuring out kind of. Oh yeah it's crazy and a lot of the guys were still alive. You know what you know what I just found out yesterday. Eh One topic tonight. I found out that one of my cousins was in the Little Rock. Nine isn't that crazy it's yes. So when I interviewed him for black history month that is so cool. I know no one told me like some random cousin. I've never met found me on facebook and he saw one of my close as for black history month. He was like. Hey you know Cousin so and so spending the little rock nine now. I did not know this. The you know having these conversations is is important so I definitely encourage everybody listening to share as much information. That's why it's important to share these episodes something resonates or if you know that somebody in your social circle has mentioned struggling with their finances or struggling finding black owned businesses to to purchase different products. From which is where you go to the Nile Dot Com. Or you know. Maybe you're trying to get into books and reading more. I interviewed the Free Black Women's Library.

"auditor" Discussed on Network & Spill

Network & Spill

11:13 min | 9 months ago

"auditor" Discussed on Network & Spill

"My mortgage for the next thirty years at. I just thought that was the way of life right like a decent credit. My friend was actually accurate. It wasn't as it wasn't eight hundred but still mid seven hundred. I was making good income. They can sixty years. I was paying my bills. I thought I was doing good but after taking that course realized there was so much more work ahead to do. And that's the point where I realized that I did not want to work until I was sixty five years old. I just thought did I thought that's how the course of my life was Wanna go and that's when I realized no it's not I want to work the next ten years and then I want to retire wherever I whatever it is that I WANNA do pursue my passion boom. ooh I mean yeah. That'd be fantastic and I think you're right. I think most of us were told that bills and debts. Just kind of how we roll is great eight. Yeah have a little stashed away or Ramey Bay in. Yeah you're doing well yeah I agree And Planning is is huge so I mean just from a personal bit here very curious so I'm not a huge shopper. I think we all know that. Like I don't really give a shit about like buying clothes and shoes like I had to force myself to buy clothes and shoes for the winter. But how do you like managed just like those urges to ball out of control when you are making six years and years single and free to do whatever the hell you want. How do you like not get out of control for me? I just remember number my end goal and that's to retire ten years and another thing I wanna do is hopefully I have kids and I wanNA build create generational wealth for them so just keeping my eye on the prize makes me gives me the discipline to not go out and you know splurge on eating eating out with my weakness I'm not a big shopper. Either bows literally ordering Uber. Eats breakfast lunch and dinner every single day. Those hundreds of dollars a week binning food But again just having my England side. That's what helped me to stay. On course yeah. I mean working at the firm didn't help because guys know give you this Amex card and they're like have fun Janu hike okay. Don't mind if I do listen. I was out there swiping And that was the problem and actually we. You've actually had a journey of getting physically fit so working at it consulting firm and working crazy hours affect your body and it affects your stress and you know that guy. We'll fitness a thing. I think the culture was actually decent Jason about working out there. I mean granted you a lot of the older like white dudes who just don't give a fuck out remember. They did they had the city. And and then like when you were on travel. Let's say we had a project in Utah and we would go there. They give you every day. They'll give you up to twenty bucks to spend on any workout class you wanted to do. I didn't know that. Yeah no matter where you. If you're if you're going on site site you have to. I think twenty dollars to spend on a class was that on the commercials. I guess I don't know I was so I found that so cool and it made it so that and then a lot of times you have. You know there's always was that one like super neurotic person on your project about food and fitness. And you know if they're in leadership and they difference because all like what kind of promote you to go into their way more lax about it if you go to yoga and you're Kinda late to the morning meeting but I want to talk a little bit about how you were able able to balance with getting fit because at one point you're like girl I'm about to get this and you did and you worked out. You were eating. What were you doing? That was what I worked for or the the firm I remember no no. It was after. Hasn't been after. We met up in Virginia and I was like wow did you lose weight or what is you. Yeah because the heck with that job I have my my current. There's no way I could have done there with my old job. I couldn't yeah no no. It was too demanding during doing with the job. Well so with the new job. Okay so I worked at a company right out of college for seven years and then I went to DC or another company. The one that we worked at for three years in the direct at the previous company asked me to come back. She made it a remote physician so I took it because I want it to work from home so having that freedom and that's ability I'm able to work out a lot more so sometimes I can. I even do two days. I'll wake up early in the morning and not GonNa work out and then during around lunch I'll go to orange theory workout and then I'm not in office with all the free food in all the different celebrations donut cake them all of that. So I'm not. Tim Can do to partake in any of those things. That's how do multiple workouts one day. But I was doing that. I've I've slowed down because burn out. I didn't go on heart January from January to August and I don't WanNA burn out. Is the wedding next year so over the next few months to the end of the I'm just maintaining summary working out for three days a week. Trying to eat decently in January. I'll go back to the two days days to get ready for the wedding. Okay so let's talk about that I know we've been single and mingling for gas awhile. uh-huh yeah it's really good right now. Gosh how much did I say. Okay I recently got engaged in August. Yeah we met in college. We have been dating for a very very longtime about eleven years and then We broke up that last year around this time and I think during that time we both figured out what we want it grew a little bit and then came back around proposed took me who meeting Europe Europe Aruba in proposed in I said yes now. We're in the process of wedding planning which is a whole nother villainous. I've never knew I did not know how house just for the wedding planning can be a lot of work. Yeah yeah that's amazing though. Congratulations thank you. Thank you yeah. I'm super excited. I am invited to the wedding so corners absolutely and that wasn't me asking guys I. She legit like invite me already I would do doing on. A lot of people have done that really people. I haven't talked to who since college like well. I hope you're having the wedding in the state but what you're not invited haven't spoke to you in fifteen years. What is going on people crazy when you start planning for weddings? I wonder why I don't know the kick someone out of my wedding uh-huh yeah I mean. Sometimes people add too much stress to the way to make sure that girl is not even your wedding like you can't granted the ones who do add more wedding and it is. Their wedding are called bridezillas which is a whole different ballgame lake. There should be a cap at the amount of stress actively is brought. I exactly and I don't have any patients so the moment I sense that you're gonNA bring drama or you're not happy you're getting kicked out. So that's what happened in. I'm known Hurson team. I know they're fun. Parsley you picking out your dress and that was fun right okay. Let me back up. I didn't want a wedding. I don't I'm not good at planning. I don't like it in most importantly I don't like spending money. I read the use that money towards the down payment for a house Or an apartment building. That's one thing that I wanNA do any teacher. It's by the Bible. multiunit property but my fiance's Nigerian so I have to have a wedding that it's not even ops Nazi so I forgot where I was this. Look the point were you talking about. I think we're getting to like some things that you liked about it. I tip so one of the things that I do like about this whole process says or I have enjoyed. This far is shopping for Major. If that was very fun I purchased it. The couple of weeks ago What else have I enjoyed about the process that actually it? It was the big decision. I mean I know you were going between two options and all of that so yeah I mean I think you know in in and we've talked about this. I'm sure in different a lot but all of this stuff you know there are pros and cons to it all and I think as we look at kind of just the last four or five years. We've known each other. You know there have been moments that have been difficult. We've been in situations where we worked for companies and it was just not working and then we've also had the ups of of certain situations so it's like you kind of go through these ebbs and flows. It's just part of life and it's fun to be able to have people that are around around you when you're going through this because it just makes it more bearable because even when you were picking out address and it can get very stressful. It's fun but it's also nice to have somebody be like. What do you think or you know? Is this a good decision or would you bounce ideas off of them or to get support from people. And that's why I think when you're able to get that from somebody and you're able to be vulnerable but also just like conversational. It makes a really big difference wants and that's why you'll gravitate naturally towards some people and not others even though you may have known that other person longer and that's why it's always important when you need people to try to stay in contact if there's some synergy there because you could end up knowing them for you know what I mean for not that long feel closer to them than you right out towards other people when that happens to me all the time so having a you yes. That's something. I'm learning at this point in my life is. I'm a very loyal person I can. It's like I have to have loyalty to people that I met middle school to high school. But they're not meant to be with me on my journey. I have people that I just met within the past year or two that so much closer to then the people you know that I've known for fifteen or twenty years just because we're distant space in life you have some goals were passionate and the same kinds go-get-her get her attitudes in so yeah absolutely agree with what you're saying. Yeah and in the beginning I think we talked about you. Know being with somebody kind of through these journeys and I remember when you didn't have your instagram page. And you're like Oh Whitney I don't know how are you doing it. I don't know and then you got inspiration. Like bulbs olds. Were clicking lights. Were going off in your brain and you were masterminding and you figured it out. You got a photographer. You found a company to help with Social Media Management Cont- you got.

"auditor" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"auditor" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Most recently, we pointed out that are new manufacturing client had a couple of server two thousand three systems running the disconnected them from the network, but got upset when we included it as a finding in our report, sure it's fixed now but the fact that it hasn't been patched in four years, says a lot about the competency of an IT department. I don't mean a rant just want the to know that these risks can be mitigated, if you have good IT people, but, like any other job. There are lots of people who don't know, or don't care how to do things properly. That's why you have audits parentheses, shameless. Plug love Justin. That's a cool job. IT auditor nearly even considered that there'd be such a thing. But that makes sense go in there. Make sure those guys are doing it right. Keeping everything up to date. Like he's doing the Lord's work, man. Yeah. I mean, I think we got a great perspective from Chad. And this person could be a lady. I don't know. Scott. Who, who both said like Chad was saying, hey, on our side, sometimes we want to do the right thing and the bosses and the managers, you know, drag their heels, and digging their feet and the auditor here is saying, yeah, and then sometimes the auditors like, hey, you really need to do this thing in the companies like we probably should. But I don't know we I guess we'll just pay you anyway. Well, thanks. Got Johnson for joining us today as always on Wednesdays or mostly always on Wednesdays. What do you got going on? Well, it is my pleasure. As always as my daddy say, look, I've, I've always got something cool going on that isn't the day. The techniques show that is a cool thing. But when I'm not doing that head on order, frog dance dot com. Check at all the shows that are available to you have got monthly weekly shows I even have daily show morning show..

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"auditor" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Of trade tariffs the Dow was down six points this is NPR from k. q.. E. d. news I'm Jeremy Siegel the San Jose police officers association is, ratcheting, up its call. For. The ouster of the city's independent police police auditor Peter Jon Shuler reports the union Is accusing auditor. Errands this or of attending what they call an, anti police rally to protest an officer involved shooting but says that's. Just false I went ahead of the March to a small quiet gathering of family members. To let them know that there's somebody in city government who's hearing they're paying sharing their concerns but. Union president Paul Kelly says that doesn't matter there's a timing for a police auditor needs that. Is definitely not one of them mayor Sam Licadho said in a statement that he's concerned. About sisters questionable judgment and the. Auditors credibility depends on both the facts, and, appearance of impartiality on Peter Jon Shuler k. q.. E. d. news the unemployment rates. In most bay area counties went up last month. That's according to. State data released today cake you idiots Michelle Wiley has more the statewide unemployment rate has held steady at a record low four point two percent since April county unemployment rates in the bay area have been, even lower than that the, last month they inched upward counties in the East Bay went from around two point seven percent in, may two, three point four. Percent in June San Francisco's rate rose to two point, six percent and Santa Clara to two point nine percent but in all those counties something else went up to labor. Force the number, of, people with a.

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"auditor" Discussed on Do By Friday

Do By Friday

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on Do By Friday

"His is pretty good clean hands got tell you watching these these are should be calling logically reverse the constellation of dirty hands you can see the galaxy in my hands and then i went and i thought i did a pretty good job washing my hands to do clean hands but again now i'm sitting at this disgusting table touching all the things but i got a galaxy out of dirty hands but no spot hardly any spots would you get alex i mean you got perspiration in theory i did it right my both of my before and after hands are immaculate yet we're yeah alex similar results relatively small number on the the quote unquote dirty hands and then also on the so the problem is it's not a well designed experiment each person was lobbing in a different way when we do these experiments in the laboratory we again we deliberately load up people's hands with lots and lots of non pathogenic bacteria and then we use a sampling method called glove juice where we basically put some buffer into into juice juice juice methods juice method okay where you were like that my control came out crystal clear i mean i would eat off that control god the other guys did you guys notice i should have mentioned this in in the after show prep stuff if you pour a little too aggressively you can get some bubbles in your auditor and those are not colonies but they're kinda around and they look like colonies and so you have and that's what he said to poor.

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"auditor" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WLOB

"Police came and it looks like everything worked out exactly how it should have because these guys they weren't fighting with the police when i saw it so the video seems like they were gentlemen and the police were gentlemen and maybe everyone should have just been been cooler but i don't know if they need the now it's what's going to happen is going to every starbucks as auditor will state what if it was set up you know we live in that age now where women are raped and beat up and you know they claim that they had their head scarf torn up and then every more one never happened i don't know about the headscarf thing but you know the and in this case i'm assuming that it wasn't it wasn't a stage thing because they seem to be cooperating in the end but you know what i think was stage was those flying imams you remember that those guys came out and they said oh we were everyone was prejudice against us and i was like well maybe because you guys are you know your known your known for causing a viral moments in your asking for extensions on your seatbelts and they were doing everything they could to be suspicious and they wanted to have someone acting a prejudice fashion around them and they could cry as lama phobia either i think i don't think they were charged with that but i think that's what happened pete thank you for the call so he thinks it might have been a set of i don't think it was but date people do people are sometimes unnecessarily confrontational with the police i will say this i've seen it happen and i don't know what their motivations are but i'm assuming their motivations are they want to have a a rough arrest happened and you say tom you kidding me somebody who wants to get.

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"auditor" Discussed on TechtalkRadio

TechtalkRadio

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on TechtalkRadio

"Yeah you're still pretty okay although broadway last week said you weren't so that's okay anyway but yeah we would go to the land parties and there were companies that would make slings so you put packs they backpacks you put your entire tower inside this backpack so you'd be carrying your your your computer your desktop computer on your back on your back so you're on your auditor and your arms yeah so your arms are all kind of i mean it just looks ridiculous but still fun but that was still fun though back in the day but now but now you can do this with laptops so i get i get the get the idea of it and i think it's a good idea but the same time i still think desktops are going to serve a big purpose in terms of gaming because you can get so much more bang for your buck all right now the desktop you mentioned a website of the week few weeks ago if somebody decides they want to go ahead and believe it pretty much and i apologize to any computer resellers or techies out there but honestly there is enough help out there that if you decided i want to do this i wanna build my own computer you really can it's finding you know all the parts finding out what you need books out there that help you on building your own pc and you know you could ask the community online they'll they'll help you out with that but just remember just remember that with the cost of that you have to add the cost of the s which is you know we are windows ten if you're going to do a you know it's free.

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"auditor" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on Super Station 101

"Sit down with a my progress banker into the program how are you staying how you been good morning michael doing very well it's good to be here with you this morning absolutely and we're so delighted to have you onboard all right state auditor tell us about the office state auditor in the business world would be call an inventory control manager so anybody who's run a business that has inventory that's how you can relate to this office there's over one billion dollars worth of property that the state has to manage and keep up with a mess the state auditor's primary responsibility is keeping up with the the losses and the damaged goods and we're all the property is inventory that every year on a regular basis and we're running to offer a a more efficient more effective solution to running that office now i would imagine that it's not an office that is independent in terms of just one person i would imagine you have a relatively large staff well no longer doesn't have a large staff the budget's been cut agreed and the staff members of the state all tras offices is very few now but there are solutions to that but the state auditor does have a staff of auditors under that position and also there are fifty six state agencies each with they property manager that should be working alongside with the state alright writer current they're not and that's one of the things i would like to rectifies to get those property managers across the state working hand in hand with the auditor's office i think it will make it more efficient more effective and the tax payers money will be protected that way helmi understand something because back when all this nonsense was going on and we talked to troy king earlier today about this when we were going back and forth with the rebecca mason story and robert bentley and is all the debacle that that brought forth there was a lot of discussion about him going to a beach house.

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"auditor" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

WAAM Talk 1600

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600

"Truly believe he's going to they've actually already hired a couple of new assistance here in the past week since the ballgame ended bury it actually hired a former michigan state player to beyond the stage jeff which is kind of strange because actually this the man i'm talking about is dan he knows he wa he was a quarterback for michigan state in the late eighties in up through 1990 he was part of that big upset win over michigan at the big house in 1991 michigan was a twenty seven point favorite and so that that was a i thought that was a little bit odd but that i guess school allegiances don't don't mean anything when when you're putting together coaching staffs all right um got call are coming in let's the auditor about the sports um lump lumped that call it's i was disappointed with michigan game i really was i expected to actually blowout by michigan but i always expect a blowout by michigan and they have disappointed me on some major games the seasons they should never want lost ohio state the should never i mean the games you expect him to win you wanted to but i'm glad there's going to be some uh some coaching changes but i don't want i don't think it's time yet for harbaugh to leave well well what we're the the reason why did he didn't have the coaches that he wanted in the first brick while he probably dead and probably so he's making it just as the chemistry isn't working counter chemistry isn't what freak of like a like i told you are a couple of eva grime address hammam had uh much chinawatch eager prowar college football i know you all the eu will only watch ohio state all right so derek it we got this guy i think he wants to add into conversation i leszek joe and new be in the conversation to on the sterckx because i defended your opinion earlier sala is they are stand this conversation john hi guys how's it going since you rival mike caves referencing i called the derek com is stonecold sports truth show i figured i doubt chime in and ask the two of you then what the absolute might uh milestones are benchmarks that harbaugh hass.

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"auditor" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Is going to y'all have two million dollars to give to somebody to to to influence their vote however rosie o'donnell has the means has the opportunity ask them to to direct message her in which anything could have been discussed i have no doubt that neither collins northlake took her up on that um but i think that it is it is not something that can be just be written off as idle chatter because i think the two million dollars quite possibly means very little to rosie o'donnell while embarrassing president trump probably has a high value for her if you or i i'm sure it on your auditor situation it's etc i certainly don't have two million dollars as you know the the i'll have one hundred thousand dollars to sit there we have ninety d helped me come up with ninety yeah i i just i don't have the wherewithal um the the all the other things o is i didn't have the pleasure of uh being uh uh ball turning on a federal grand jury and what a lot of people don't realize with grand juries is you're if you know you're you're basically there once a month athletes so don't pick the ball up and say your beer for a couple of weeks uh you're on the federal grand jury for a year so the payment and everything else that's up to the federal prosecutor.

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"auditor" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

"I mean i'll i disagree with them auditor uh february 28th may even be gold us to retain the hardcourt title and later goalless would beat maven to win the hardcore title and maybe it was shelled being treated by paramedics backstage f the undertaker attacked him so gold us rain in with a raff attacked him and pinned in because of the 247 role um on march fifth goal thus be tasked to retain the title tass added when the tasman but goalless at him in the head with the trash can lid which quote surprisingly knocked him out uh and he will of course lose it on march eleven to al snow this gets us to wrestle many eighteen which is more 17th i can't wait for us to cover this one ice on any eighteen while sorry is marckevin seventy but it's russify the eighteen uh it's gold us versus maeve in for the hardcourt title and uh spike runs in an pens maeve and to win the hardcore title so both kanafani gas uh eventually they do the draft for the very first per our brand split and rick flair would draft gold us to raw and terry was also drafted from raw these guys got divorce while decimals gone from wdov however the getting along at this point bruce you know they had come to an agreement because they they had a daughter and they wanted to kind of have a united front for her.

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"auditor" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Office of treasurer and then the auditor as three separate function say you know put a check and balance on each other as well as on the governor's but the auditor is appointed not not elected that's that's correct the auditors appointed by the treasure in the controller are independently elected office is and i would argue that is a good thing for the state vilnai from and check and balance for spec will so what do you expect as a result of this i well we're going to win because now is let me just finish explaining the act itself it would require instead of once a year reporting monthly reporting from the state agencies in not only just a lump sum amount of the total that there's they are holding bills that haven't been sent to me yet but i want to total amount plus how what's the best dan what's the best stead number of late payment interest penalties that they noted exist based on those bills as well as i want to know whether those bills were even authorise or whether they its deficit spending that was incurred under that whatever administration it is whether it's a democratic or republican in so taxpayers deserve to know what's been charged to their credit card and the state fiscal officer can't really pay the bills in the best her smartest way possible if you only have limited visibility and what your liability and why we wouldn the governor want you to have that kind of visibility oh lord almighty take fat could explain why the governor has made the decisions that he has that have been so bad for illinois i mean i would literally to speed a genius i can't i can't put myself in a head that is not acted rationally since taking office so i'll never understand that i think it's more personal thing that this is my idea and his disdain for me is so large that even under the the smartest opportunity to work together he he's gone the opposite direction i mean think about it the governor could have said very easily look i have disagreed and so many things with controller mendoza but on this one about transparency and seeing.

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"auditor" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Auditor hotline and coincidentally today the auditor itim keller who is running for albuquerque mayor was on the radio and i got a chance to question him in in once again coincidentally just before i questioned in he was bragging up the the hotline that had given me a problem but i was may i was able to get the i presented the issue to him and i was able to get a commitment from him that he took my phone number and that he would absolutely give me a call back and now is a commitment on the on the radio and it'll be interesting interesting to see if he actually does what he's never done before in my many attempts to get a hold of him and just to be clear you're trying to car you're trying to contact somebody who in theory could hold this other attorney accountable for embezzling funds yeah yeah he's the auditor in this this is attorney is embezzling i allege of basilan money that belongs to the taxpayers of the state of new mexico so that would be exactly the job description of nearly as stated our state auditor these well he claimed he was going to call yes could can hold many times i've tried to get a hold of him before and you know technically he has no obligation to take a phone call just firms from general citizen he's got people for that however i've like i said of before of attended the new mexico state legislature for at bay the every day for those sessions for five years straight where hours before before tim was a was the auditor he was a state senator in so so he he he knows me well enough to to give neat thirty seconds on the telephone to feel the phone call for me but you you you can't get a hold of him but but the the the legitimate issue is that um now not only my filing a complaint with a formal complaint with the auditor about the the.

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"auditor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:19 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Time history channel yes yeah uh they told me about a permanent compilation occurs fitter ryan burrow they're the government is familiar with the where the uh alien combed through our debate crack yes and i live oh almost a j that and i also learned there or or i observe godless show there they sometimes come down to restore anarchy for power plant sure okay and it i thought it would privately o of it gerrard the heck ademi yet arakaki wherever thing this show the left are auditor of the movie year the i've seen it we've all seen a great movie you know were they came down to find a person that can help them i thought our enemy yes so do you can guess what happened with you all lacked would scared we saw what what i was looking at it and it girl came down who were it's got on okay hey kirk has thank you for the phone call i don't want to cause any ah dissension amongst the troops there but the last are fighter great movie and it's interesting how he made that comparison there all right let's go to wild card that's good at dan in paradise california dan europe next hi joe or call for some with very glad to be on a long inaugurum very well not letting but other than you who activity for a diplomat michael talk about you know marion god yuck nong come from the bureau claimed he nanny it go the other way david i repeal ian take on five all that although the raccoon the most interesting data new actively employed at nad her crew mummy agree on earth the.

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"auditor" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"auditor" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Jajce have only three hits the single by pence the third here the game auditor it's been singles slater's singled in the third cozy in the fourth now pens here in the sex son has broken through the cloudiness again down the pitch muster takes across called strike in the outside the shadows the long shadows of the late afternoon are advancing toward the pitcher's mound out onto the grass zone not quite halfway to the plate the ball comes in from the sunshine into the the dark shadows and one count heritage buster swings and it's a high fouled off the rightfield line and well back into the lower deck and the cat is due in june of gear up up the perfect slider at ninety miles an hour ambiance i cornered today's poses that is such a great group last month at a you ever see to take a whole lot of swings reset though laura body attila he hit that last bit sets up good or was he was lucky to get a piece the ground sats dillon brooks and bustard just gets a piece out of topping it found faldo's advances of the backstop behind all blake to itunes toys last night he she dust buster posey's have to avert since way to the say the fat we watched by consecutive pitches.

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