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Electric truck stops will need as much power as a small town. Heat pumps mandatory in new homes in Washington State. Indoor hydroponic wheat produces 6 crops per year on the same land. LaGuardia Airport will host a pilot project that uses a flywheel to speed up EV charging. SpaceX buys ads on Twitter. Could Tesla be next? Battery espionage in Canada by China. Tesla proposes a North American charging standard. Should ICE trucks pay highway tolls? New study could show how batteries can have 20% more life cycles (and therefore lower prices). Half the world's fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036. The price of hydrogen at the pump in California has risen 33%. We compare gas and electric alternatives. Tony Seba has our Tweet of the Week: Percision fermentation land area to replace all the cows. Thanks for listening to our show! Consider rating The Clean Energy Show on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to our show. Follow us on TikTok! @cleanenergypod Check out our YouTube Channel! @CleanEnergyShow Follow us on Twitter! @CleanEnergyPod Your hosts: James Whittingham https://twitter.com/jewhittingham Brian Stockton: https://twitter.com/brianstockton Email us at email@example.com Leave us an online voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/cleanenergyshow Transcript Hello, and welcome to Episode 139 of the Clean Energy Show. I'm Brian Stockton. I'm James Whittingham. This week, an indoor wheat experiment is a big success. A new crop is harvested six times a year. Wish my hair did that. Heat pumps are now mandatory in new homes in Washington state. Also mandatory cheering for the Seattle Kraken electric truck stops will need more power than a small town. What about the same amount of meth? LaGuardia Airport will host a pilot project that uses a flywheel to speed up EV charging. This partnership makes perfect sense, because if there's one thing LaGuardia is known for, its speed. All that and more on this week's edition of The Clean Energy Show. Welcome, everyone, to what I think is the best podcast on the Internet everywhere. It's objectively true. Objectively true. I think so. Right now, this is a particular moment. And also on this week's show, Brian, we also have stuff about SpaceX. It's buying ads on Twitter because it's CEO bought Twitter. And we wonder if Tesla could be next, because Tesla has never advertised near her SpaceX. So maybe this could break ground for that. We'll see. The first case of battery espionage has been discovered in Canada. Hydrogen pump prices are going up 33% in California, half the world's fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036. So keep that in mind when investing today. How are you? I'm good. So just an update on my house. So I applied for the Greener Homes grant here in Canada to do energy upgrades to my house. All right. Hoping to put in an air source heat pump, get rid of my natural gas. And so the first step of that is the blower door test and kind of home energy evaluation. And that all happened today. So that was fun. They put the big blower in the door. They test the air tightness of the house. So they got this doorshaped mass that goes all over the door with a hole for the blower. And the blower only, right? Yeah. And it blows air in or out, I can't remember. And then they could also go around the house with the sort of infrared camera thing and with the blower on, kind of show you where the leaks are in the house. It's wintertime now. It's super cold out. Oh, well, then it will be sucking. It will be sucking it. And the air will be coming in through the window cracks and things like that. Yeah. So did they go around with a smoker? No smoker. Just this infrared thing. Maybe they use a smoker more in the summer. Okay, well, they didn't use a smoker on mine, and they didn't do that on mine. They didn't go around. So what did you find out? Not too much yet. They have to sort of crunch all the numbers because they do a volumetric assessment of the house where they calculate the interior volume of the house. So then they have to go and take the measurements that they got from the blower door, do some calculations, figure it out, and you get kind of like an Energy Star rating for your home. And we did this about ten years ago when we did some upgrades. It was a similar program. So they give you a number, I think it's out of 100 of what your energy efficiency is, and then as you make improvements, you hope to they do the blower door test again when you're all done, and you hope to increase the sort of Energy Star rating of your house. This is mostly for air ceiling, right? Yeah, and we could see that a little bit with the infrared camera. But we will hopefully do some more upgrades. It's the main thing we want to do is the air source heat pump, and we should get the grant for that kind of regardless of what the blower door result is. I told you last week there's a TV series shooting across the street from me, and they were actually outdoors shooting today, so I was worried the blower would they come knock on our door. Because you're a film, you know, the film community. Old man stalked and wanting money to shut down his blowers so we could continue our production, because people do that on the streets. They'll run their muscle cars and have to get paid off get paid off to shut it down because the film crew needs quiet. And I watched The Godfather yesterday, which I hadn't seen in many, many years. Let me guess. Blue Ray, 4k? Exactly. It's this restored version. It's quite cool. They did extensive restoration, but a lot of that movie is ADR. I sort of didn't remember that, but ADR being dialogue replacement, where a lot of the dialogue was replaced in post production. Like, a lot of it, like, way more than half, I think. Wow. So it was a low budget film, more or less, wasn't it? Yeah, I guess that would be the reason. Like, lots of location shooting and lots of extraneous noises. But yeah, that was sort of the surprise on that one for me. Did you just notice it more this time, or what? Yes, I haven't seen it in 2030 years. You were just a child then, really. I mean, you naive. You accepted everything as reality. Yes. I wish I was that. It's a fascinating if you're interested, on the Bluray, and there's these special features about how they had to restore it because the film, when it came out in 72, was just wildly more popular than anybody expected. And whenever that happens, they have to run more prints so that they have to make more prints of the film. So the original negative, even though it's only 50 years old, I ended up getting totally ruined. And the restoration that they had to do was to the point where they were going and taking outtakes they were taking outtakes and cutting them back into the film because certain shots were damaged. And with the approval of the director, you can do that kind of weird thing. Oh, wow. I don't know how I feel about that. You get used to a film that would stand out to you. It shouldn't be in any way that you notice it's like literally like just a shot of somebody walking down the hallway or okay, that's different. It's nothing important. You know, my childhood home has been destroyed. There was an explosion in Regina. That was your childhood home. No, it wasn't, but it was built next to my childhood home. And when I say childhood home, I mean I lived there for three months with great eight. My brother lived there, and I left home in grade eight and went and lived with him and found out he had a girlfriend who became his wife, who eventually became his ex wife. That building, which is a brick, three story apartment building with, I think, you know, twelve suites, and it was, has to be demolished now because the house next door blew out. Well, it was kind of like an apartment building that they were building right when I was living there, I think. And it's like a four suite housing, but nobody was living there. The whole thing blew up, rain off the ground, boom. And the only person who was injured was somebody who didn't live there, who lived somewhere. That window broke. But this is a story. Kids at Natural Gas caused this explosion with solar and wind have never caused an explosion. You know, I had my first clean energy show dream the other night, and it was a paraphrase in the first one. Brian, I was in the backseat of your Tesla. You got out and I was concerned. Did he hit the brake? You got in front of the car and the car ran over you. And I think I was watching Breaking Bad because I'm just now watching Breaking Bad, and there was a scene of a car running over somebody. So the same crunch for Breaking Bad was there, and I didn't think it went well for you. There's another part of the dream. For some reason, I was in this giant mansion with all kinds of celebrities around people, and I was ready to record my end of the podcast. And we couldn't find you. It was just not to be found. Like I said earlier, SpaceX, as a guest, has bought a package to advertise its Starlink Internet service on Twitter. Now, SpaceX has never advertised before. Starlink has never advertised before. Tesla famously does not advertise because its CEO has always said that the car sells itself. Until this point, it continues to do so. But I wonder, Brian, I wonder if either to prop up the company he bought, or could this be the first time that Tesla actually buys advertising on Twitter? Could that happen one of these days. Well, the explanation I heard was that he wanted to test the efficacy of advertising on Twitter. So they also bought ads on, like, Facebook and Instagram at the same time to kind of see how the Twitter kind of advertising scheme works. But it is a sort of demand lever that Tesla could employ. They still have a big backlog of orders, so demand is super strong. But if demand ever starts to slip, once they start producing more and more vehicles, they could start advertising to if the demand ever does start to slip, I guess the first thing they would probably do is lower prices because they've been raising prices because the demand has been too high. The first thing they would do is back off in those price increases and maybe go even a bit further if they had to. I imagine they're going to I mean, they've got three factories around the world which are going to hit their stride pretty soon, right? Or is it more than 03:00 a.m. I counting wrong, I guess technically four, if you count three months. Yeah. And there was an Arranium, what people think is an Iranians report that Tesla was going to sell the Chinese made cars in the United States. Some of them. I've long predicted that ever since I saw what's his name? Sandy Monroe. Sandy Monroe live his channel. Yeah, he said that from what he understood and he has expertise in Chinese manufacturing and has consulted with automakers over there that 20% less is what the Tesla can make in China. Like, they'll save 20% on the price of the car. And it turns out that the Chinese manufacturing is really good because they're bringing the Chinese manufacturing people over to the States to say, why can't we be as productive as you? Did you ever see that documentary called what was it called? I don't know. It was a factory. It was produced by Obama, and it was about Chinese companies that decided to take advantage of tax breaks in Ohio or somewhere to bring back an automotive factory or a factory that was in an automotive town in, I don't want to say Ohio, somewhere like that. And they just could not get the productivity. They couldn't understand it, but they couldn't no matter what they did, they finally threw in the towel, I think, and went home, and they visited the factory in China and man, what a different culture. What a different work culture. Everything is like calisthenics and unanimity and one team. I don't like that. I wouldn't want to work there. But as a manufacturer, it seems like quite an advantage, and it seems to be effective. Yeah. Well, the Tesla Shanghai factory is now operating at a run rate of about a million vehicles a year, so it is likely the largest car factory in the world. And they've gotten there in pretty short time. It's only been a couple of years that they've been producing cars. And it's true that demand in China is down a little bit, and they did cut the prices in Japan a little bit, or sorry, in China a little bit too, because the demand is slipping. But yeah, and they export those cars currently to Europe, but the Germany factory is going to start filling those orders. So those Chinese cars, if there's too many of them for the Chinese market, will have to go somewhere. I don't think it would be North America, because the Texas factory will start filling that in, but more cars to go to Australia or Japan or wherever. But on the other hand, Brian, you've got the Cyber truck coming and the Tesla semi. So maybe you could take one of those lines and start spitting out Model YS or something from China. Or maybe you make the X and the S, which are lower volume. It's more likely, like the next model that's coming, like they'll eventually be a lower cost model. So I assume they're planning for that in China, and they could start making more variants, too, like longer range variants as well. Sure. So, from Bloomberg, a 35 year old Hydro Quebec employee who worked on battery materials research has been charged with espionage for allegedly obtaining trade secrets for China. Well, he's in Kandiac, Quebec. He has a Chinese sounding name. So I don't know if he was originally from China or if he's an immigrant worker or what his nationality is for sure, but he was arrested following an investigation that they get in August. I'm concerned about the Chinese government. They have no shame when it comes to these things. There's some car companies in China accused of duplicating Tesla's, blatantly copying them, and a lot, even down to the software, this is the first time this happened. But it seems like they'll do anything to be competitive. And as we've mentioned before so Hydro Quebec, that's the electricity utility in Quebec, the provincially owned utility, but they've done a lot of research into batteries and battery materials, and they own a lot of patents in that. So I guess whatever they own there at Hydro Quebec was valuable enough to be espionaged. And it's a highly competitive batteries are highly competitive. But if they have, who knows what hasn't been caught? Because it seems like there's been more and more instances of this. And of course there's computer espionage and all that sort of thing. That's a concern for all countries, it seems like you have to put a lot of money into that. What do you think? This is why I asked, Brian. What do you think about things that I don't know what to think about? So, Brian Tesla has proposed a North American charging standard. Now, those of you who are new to the game, there is basically two charging ports in North America, CCS and Tesla. Tesla has its own charging network, which is the largest and most consistent, but it's got a different connector, so that's a problem. But it's amazing how great that connector is, right? Because it's small. If you compare it side by side to what everybody else is using for all the other cars, my car included, it's like half the size, but it's basically when you charge your car, you can do DC Direct, fast current fast charging at public charging stations, or you can AC charge at home. But what I didn't realize until today is they only have two pins on there that does both. So that's why it's lighter and smaller. They've figured out a way to do both now and the connector, it's more like a quarter the size of the CCS connector. So I think it'd be a fantastic idea. It's definitely the better standard of the two. So if North America were to standardize on the Tesla charging socket, I think that would be fantastic. Question is it might be a bit too late. Like Tesla could have maybe released this a couple of years ago, a couple of years ago, five years ago. A better chance at this. Yeah. So disappointing. Too little, too late, because it's probably not going to happen now. Probably not. But what Tesla said in their press release was that some of the, they've been talking already to the companies that make the charging networks, the chargers for the third party networks that normally are CCS. And it sounds like they have some plans already to incorporate the Tesla connector onto those. So, I don't know, there is some hope, but it's probably too late. And CCS will likely be two standards in North America, CCS and Tesla. Part of this is the federal government in the United States is giving a lot of money to expand the charging networks. But when you do that, you have to have more than one charging standard, more than one car company that uses it. So if just one car company, any car company that sells maybe ten cars a year adopted Tesla's in the clear, they don't have to make the GCs ones, and they could get all the government subsidies for just making their charges that they already make. Now the government could go and tweak that fine print. Okay, so here's another one for you. This is a clean technical op ed. It says Tolling the highway to green trucking. Should tolls be implemented on combustion semi trailers once EVs are on the road. Do you think that would be an effective way to do it? Well, I don't think you'll have to. It's kind of like the cost of running a combustion truck will already be more expensive, so there's already a kind of a penalty just for using one. So an extra toll probably not needed. I mean, what's needed is faster production of the electric trucks and get those on the road. That's the thing. This is assuming price parity, that the cost of ownership is going to be the same, right? Well, charging lithium ion cells at different rates boost the lifetime of battery packs for electric vehicles. So says yet another Stanford study. We have so many Stanford studies on the show. According to the study, batteries managed with this new technology could handle at least 20% more charge discharge cycles, even with frequent fast charging, which puts an extra strain on the battery. So basically they're saying don't charge each of the individual cells at the same rate all the time. And that actually gives you 20% longer life. And 20% longer life if you're talking about a fleet of cars of a million cars and a robotxis, or storage for the electrical grid that lasts twelve years instead of ten, the costs on those greatly changes with doing this basically a software tweak. So that seems quite to me, it seems like it's got a lot of potential if it works, yes. That's exciting. There's a lot that can be done with software. It isn't just the hardware components of a battery or the chemistry's, or the chemistry is where you can improve the life. Yeah, the software can have a big benefit. So Ford is officially the number two electric vehicle seller in the United States. And if you extrapolate out the twelve months of a year, based on what they had in October, ford would achieve 75,000 EV sales. Which is what's, Tesla right now? Close to a million. Close to a million. So that's not much, but that's what your number two is. A lot of people wouldn't have picked for it to be number two right now. They would have took GM or more likely Volkswagen. And that points back to our previous conversations about the connectors. Standardizing on the Tesla connector has a fighting chance just because Tesla vehicles are so ubiquitous in North America in terms of EVs. Another thing I wanted to talk about is electric truck stops will need as much power as a small town. So as Tesla rose out, it's semi next month, hopefully, I think December 1 is when they're having the release. Are you looking forward to that one? Yeah. Do you think something special could roll out of the back of that truck? I hadn't thought of that. The tesla ebike. The robotic musk. I don't know. I do. Social media platform and we'll roll out the back of the truck. Yeah. So it's adding pressure on the truck industry to go green. But the grid upgrades must start now if the new era is to last. This is from Bloomberg, and sometimes these stories make me wonder if that is all accurate. But a sweeping new study. This is another study of highway charging requirements conducted by utility company National Grid Plc. Researchers found that by 2030 electrifying, a typical highway gas station will require as much power as a professional sports stadium. And I would think sports stadiums use less now with all the Led lighting, but it's probably better. But I know our city built a new football stadium a few years ago, and I don't know if you noticed, but they're all kinds of electrical transformer boxes outside the stadium. They hid them in the park. There's a park next to the stadium and they had to try and hide all of these electrical transformer boxes. And there's a lot of them. And the power used to go out on the old stadium we had here. This is a stadium we have for the Canadian Football League, by the way. Okay, so this is just for electrified passenger vehicles. As more electric trucks hit the road, the projected power needs for a big truck stop by 2035 will equal that of a small town. And they think that lots of wiring will have to be done. Nobody really knows how this is going to play out with trucks. Like, is there going to be specialized newly built truck stops? Because truck stops are a thing. You have a shower, you park the truck for a while. It's a truck resting stop as well. So I don't know. How do you think that will play out, if you had to guess? Well, there's usually a decent amount of space at existing truck stops, so I assume there's enough room at the existing truck stops to kind of transform them and have both fuel and electric. Hopefully they have started working on that already. Now, just to tag onto that, I want to skip ahead to the story about LaGuardia Airport. Sure. Because I think it sort of makes me think of the same issue. So there's a story here from Electrac about zoo's power that's got this machine with a flywheel. And this is being installed at LaGuardia Airport to facilitate fast charging of cars, rental cars particularly. And yeah, I bring it up because the reason this machine exists is that the power available in certain locations can be limited. Right. Like if these truck stops are going to need all the power of a small town, well, you don't necessarily have the grid infrastructure where you need it. I don't think this does an enormous amount. Like, it's not going to triple or quadruple the amount of power available. But the idea behind this zoos flywheel machine is that it literally uses flywheels. And we talked about this before. Some power plants use flywheels as well. It's literally just the momentum of a spinning wheel to help kind of even the power output of your hydroelectric dam or whatever. Anyway, so I guess the idea being that you take a limited amount of power that might be available in a parking lot at an airport, and then you use this flywheel machine. And some by spinning up the flywheels, you can increase the amount of power available. It's sort of similar to having batteries on site. I would think that's going to be the more normal solution. Like at these truck stops, would be to put a big battery pack, a grid storage battery pack at a truck stop. But this is a kind of a smaller and cheaper way to add just a bit more power to what's available for your fast chargers. So with hertz ordering a couple of hundred thousand electric vehicles from Tesla and GM, I wonder how the infrastructure at airports is going to go. I mean, nobody is panicking about that, but I mean that's going to have to be built up presumably, and larger airports will have a lot of cars sitting there with batteries. You would have the chance in the low demand because most flights happen 06:00 a.m. To midnight or whatever. You could have 6 hours to when people aren't taking those cars, maybe to charge off the batteries for the next day. And that would yeah, I can see that being an important thing unless they have some off site, like just off the airport type of parking spaces for charging. Yeah, and like our parking spaces here in Canada at our airports, a lot of them are probably already electrified where we live because it's super cold in the winter and so you have plugins for block heaters. So at least there's power running to these parking lots. Whereas of course, in many places there would be no power running there at all. Half the world's fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in a net zero transition. So says an article in the Guardian that I read. $11 Trillion in Fossil Fuel Asset Crash could Cause a 2008 financial crisis, warrants a new study. I don't care. Yeah, that's my hot. Take it. Yeah. It's something I really wonder about and think about. Like, obviously these assets are going to become stranded and worthless at some point or at least the value start crashing at some point. But what point does that start to happen? Is it two years from now? Is it six years from now? Is it 20 years from now? It's hard to say, but I wouldn't want to be holding a lot of fossil fuel investments longer than the next couple of years, that's for sure. I think the big question is when will EVs really take off where there's not a battery constraint? And it sure seems like it's going to be within five years. It could be two years, it could be five years, but somewhere in that period I think it's really going to grab momentum. Yeah, but also too, like, as we've discussed, like last week and other weeks, there's not a lot of new money being spent on new oil exploration because they can kind of foresee, okay, there's not really going to be the demand. It's not worth it to spend this money building. So that does mean that the supply of oil will be kind of naturally constrained if the system doesn't expand. So it could be that as the oil industry shrinks, the production shrinks and if the production shrinks enough, then the price stays up. So countries that are slow to decarbonise will suffer, but early movers will profit. This is something we say on the show all the time. You have to move now. And our jurisdiction is not great where we live. We live in fossil fuel country with a mentality thereof and our country as a whole starting to make some moves. But we're basically a fossil fuel country in Canada and even the United States to some extent. But it finds that renewables that are freed up investment will more than make up for the losses of the global economy. You're freeing up a whole lack of investment that was going into fossil fuels that can go into other things and expand the economy that way. And just the renewables themselves will save money, of course. So it highlights the risk of producing far more oil and gas than required for future demand, which is estimated to leave 11 trillion to 14 trillion in stranded assets, which is a lot of stranded assets. Brian. Also, as we always say, we predict that governments are going to have to, and therefore you and I are going to have to pay for the clean up of some of these wells as well. So the most vulnerable assets are those in remote regions are technically challenging environments. Most exposed are Canadian tar sands in northern Alberta, us shale and the Russian Arctic, followed by deep offshore wells in Brazil and elsewhere. And North Sea oil is also relatively expensive to extract and it's going to be hit when demand falls. I'm worried about this because it could affect us as being an oil part of the world, it says. In contrast, current oil, gas and coal importers such as the EU, japan, India and South Korea will reap hefty economic dividends from the transition because they will be able to use the money they save on spending those places, spending gobs of money. We get our gas cheap here in North America, but they're spending gobs of money on fuel purchases and they'll be able to use that money to invest in their own economies. The lead author of the report said in the worst case scenario, people will keep investing in fossil fuels until suddenly the man they expected does not materialize and they realize that what they own is worthless. And we could see a financial crisis on the scale of 2008. Houston Detroit could have the same phase detroit did in the car industry collapsed earlier in this century. So yeah, it's got to be carefully managed. If you don't accept that all this is going to happen like people around here, yeah, it's going to be a problem. That's what I have to say about that. Yeah. And when your oil is expensive to extract like it is in the Alberta oil sands, that stuff will be the first to go because you won't be able to sell it at. A profit. So you've got another heat pump story. Heat pumps are the item of the year. I say yes, absolutely. No, it's amazing how even when this podcast started a couple of years ago, it was barely in our vernacular. It was barely in the vernacular. Yes. And now it's everywhere. So yes, electric is reporting heat pumps are now mandatory in Washington State for new homes and apartments as well from July 2023 onward. But the thing that I think is interesting about this, and it's not really mentioned in the story, we talked about the incredible heatwave that happened last summer on the west coast of North America. So Seattle area, Vancouver area, they're just an unprecedented heatwave because of climate change. And so many of those homes and places and businesses and apartments are not cooled. So this is the other benefit of this. So not only do you start heating your homes with electricity, but you also in Washington State now are adding essentially mandatory air conditioning, which, especially if it's low income apartments or something, would be a godsend for people who are hopefully won't. I mean, there was literally thousands of people died from the heat stroke on the west coast last summer. Well, that's an interesting take in a region that doesn't have air conditioning. And yet with climate change, we can see this happening a lot more often and now they'll be prepared. That's an interesting aspect of the story and I have to wonder if it was even part of the planning. No, I'm not sure. I mean, it depends on when they started talking about this. But one of the great benefits is of a heat pump heating and cooling. You get both in the same machine. So why just put in an air conditioner when you can put in an air conditioner that also runs in reverse and can heat your home as well? And for people who are new to the podcast or this type of thing, heat pumps are reverse air conditioners, essentially that transfer heat from one place to another, like inside the house to outside. And air conditioning or outside, even if there's a little bit of energy in that area, it takes it out. And the idea is to use electricity, which instead of natural gas, right, if you're heating, you want to use electricity and this is the most efficient way to do it. Yes, and in a place like Washington State, a lot of homes are already heated with electricity. Like it's not a frigid cold place like here. So there are more like 99% of homes where we live are heated by natural gas because it's so ridiculously cold. But in a milder climate, you might have electric baseboards in a lot of homes. So it is something like 50% already are heated with electricity in Washington state and this will eventually get it up to 100%. Yeah, that's very interesting. And a very interesting side effect of going green using solar and wind and so forth for your heating, that you will actually probably save lives from a government policy in future heatwaves. Who knows when those heat waves will come, but they're going to come more often, those once in a century type heat waves, or once in a thousand years or 500 years, whatever it was. I want to talk about indoor wheat because we live in a heart of wheat country. You can't swing a cat with a wheat chief. It's on symbols for everything. Where we live, we're the breadbasket of Canada. And what was the name of your first feature film? I made a film called Wheat Soup. There you go. It had to be in the title. It had to be. So this is interesting to us because you know how there's hydroponics like indoor gardening, which I'm fascinated with. They do it in containers, they do it in buildings where they're basically using fertilized water and no soil to grow tomatoes or whatever in greenhouse like conditions. And I find that very interesting, especially when they can do it up north. And by the way, I saw another article in Blueberg about the Yukon. The climate changing, and the people are up there growing potatoes and things that they never used to grow before, and wheat as well, which required a lot of cabbage. And things like that require a lot of sunlight when they have 20 hours sunlight days in June. But, you know, it costs a lot to transport fresh food up there. So it's very expensive and very not fresh. Carrots is another thing that they're growing a lot of potatoes and carrots. So that's great. It's great in one sense because there's an advantage to them. But in this case, indoor wheat. Amsterdam based startup In Farm grew wheat without using soil or chemical pesticides, which is nice, and with far less water than conventional farming, which is also nice. So the first indoor farming company to grow a stable staple crop in a milestone for an Asian industry that has attracted venture capital funding on its promise that its technology can help feed the planet if delivered at scale. Growing a staple crop indoors has the potential to become a game changer. Supplies have increasingly been challenged by climate change and logistical issues. So you could grow well, you could grow wheat in Antarctica if you wanted to, right? If you got this technology down. And Infarm says that its first trial shows that projected annual wheat yields of 117 tons a hectare, okay? Now, that compares to the average 2022 yields of 5.6. So let me give you that again. Indoors, 117 tons hectare annually. Outdoors, 5.6. And in the European Union, it's 3.1. So that's in the European Union, it's actually less than the United States, which surprises me. It's only 3.1. Now, part of that reason of the higher yields is they have six crops a year. Okay? But if you times 3.1 times six, you still don't get 117 tons. So it's just a lot more dense and efficient to do it that way. I mean, it's not easy. We're probably decades away from this being a regular thing and getting the efficiencies and the cost down maybe a couple of decades, it's hard to tell. But, you know, it depends on what the need is, too. But this is interesting. It's going to be perfect, right? You don't spread pesticides on it. You're not going to have to worry about weeds. It's just going to be pure indoor stuff and locally delivered. No. And the more things, of course, you can do locally, then the more transportation that you can eliminate. You know, so many things now that, you know, our produce at the grocery stores just shipped in from incredible distances here. But if all that stuff could be grown locally, it would just be so much more efficient and just kind of save all that energy. I mean, theoretically, you could, in the middle of a desert in Africa, start up an operation like this and make flour or make proteins for food. Basically, you would need water, but you wouldn't need as much of it. So if you could use solar to desalinate water, you could put it anywhere. You could put it in there because we transport all of our grain by ship, which goes by train from the center of the continent out to the coasts and then onto ships. I don't think that this is going to completely replace green farming, but it could augment it. Maybe 100 years from now, it could replace it, but in the near term, this is basically saying that it could just fit in, reduce the challenges of supply, and in certain situations, a lot of land will be required to produce this. Wheat cultivation takes more than 216,000,000 land, more than any other crop. So, yeah, wheat takes a lot of land, which we have a lot of land here. A lot of land. Most of our province is filled with wheat fields. It's kind of insane. So, yeah, they would require very large indoor farms exceeding the area of all the wheat in France, I think. But they said it could potentially increase its yield by another 50% in the coming years, thanks to better technology. So it could even be 200 times or 200 tons instead of three tons. So that's interesting. Yeah. Once they learn what they're doing and tweak it and software can play a part, perhaps. Yeah, it could be amazing. Okay, so starting here from Hydrogen Insight, and this is about hydrogen pump prices in California. So this was something I just had never thought about before now. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles do exist. James, take a guess. How many hydrogen fuel cell vehicles do you think there are in California, which is currently one of the main markets for them? 410. There's $10,000. Okay. Which is not bad. It's kind of more than I expected. And there's a series of hydra. They're not all the Toyota Mariah. What are these vehicles? There's a Toyota Mirai there's a Hyundai. That's really nice. I forget the name of it, but there's a big Hyundai SUV. That's a hydrogen vehicle. They've sold a few of those for sure. Okay. But yeah. So there's hydrogen fueling stations in California, not in too many other places. But I just was interested in this because, yes, recently they had to hike up the price at the pump of these hydrogen, up 33% in California. This is a fairly big price jump. So just in terms of the price per mile, I thought this was really interesting. So right now is basically what it costs you to drive a hydrogen vehicle in California, roughly in a gasoline vehicle down to California has the most expensive gasoline in North America. Yeah, well, no, it's probably more expensive here in Canada. Is it? Because I went there, it was pretty damn expensive. That was a few years ago. So $0.22 for gas per mile and for hydrogen. Plus, you spend a whole bunch more money on your hydrogen car than you do a gas car. It's a serious technology. And then if you're driving an EV and you charge it off the grid, you're down to if you have to use a fast charger like a Tesla Supercharger, then you're up to but that's compared to for driving a hydrogen car. So I just wasn't totally clear on that until now. The actual cost of driving a hydrogen vehicle is more than gas, way more than electricity. Now, theoretically, if we were to SuperBuild out the hydrogen infrastructure and kind of get that all pumping again, locality is a key to that. Like, if each city had its own hydrogen plant or whatever, you had even smaller ones at the filling stations, making the hydrogen there, that would reduce costs a lot. But for right now, it's super expensive to fill up with hydrogen. And I don't see that coming down anytime soon. And the days of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is probably numbered. If we had no other option, we would be going full steam ahead with hydrogen and trying to get that that still take a while, but we would be trying to get green hydrogen, and then we'll be trying to get that green hydrogen price down so that it would be cost effective. But since we have an alternative to that called battery electric vehicles, electricity is also expensive in California. So if you compare it to other places, it would be even a larger variation there. And as we said, so obviously the electricity for charging your electric car comes from the grid. And there are certain shortfalls at places, perhaps like truck stops that don't have enough grid infrastructure. So it's far from perfect. But any electrical outlet anywhere in the world can charge an electric vehicle. So that's just an insane advantage over these very rare hydrogen stations. Yeah, they're expensive. And transportation and processing of hydrogen is also an issue. So Amazon is getting heat. We get heat for not talking about ebikes sometimes. Well, Amazon is getting heat for selling kits to override speed limits of ebikes. Now, this is mostly happening in Europe, right? Because there's more restrictions in Europe. Europe has strict electric bike laws that limit electric bicycles to a sluggish 25 km an hour or 15.5 mph. Even an old man like me can go well, I can't go 25, actually. It takes the work to go 25. Yeah, that is kind of cool. But solutions range from an electromagnetic modifications or chipping, quote unquote, that can remove digital speed limits. So people do that with cars sometimes, to hardware hacks to trick the bike speed sensors into thinking it's going slower than it truly is. And I haven't been able to find out exactly how that works. So I'm kind of curious. Yeah, I thought maybe you had done that on your bike where it's like you change the setting and it messes up the speedometer, so it ends up sending you faster than it's what you do is you change the wheel size on your bike. Didn't work for mine. It was supposed to, but my bike manufacturer has been kind of savvy to all the tricks, so by the time I get to them, they've figured it out and have eliminated that. But yeah, if you have like a 29 inch wheel and then you tell that it's a kid's wheel of half that size, then it thinks that one rotation is actually going a shorter distance and yes, and then you won't have a proper speed. And I have that FETO electric folding bike and I looked on the Internet and apparently there is a hack that you can do by pressing a certain combination of buttons on the little kind of remote screen there where you can hack it to go faster. But I haven't tried it. And with mine it was a code. It was like an eight digit code that you could type in at a certain place. And that one also did not work. I was curious, but I think the longevity of James is more important than the thrill of maybe trying out a 50 kilometer an hour. That's probably all my bike could do if it really wanted to. It would take a while to get there too. The important thing to remember in all this is you probably don't need your bike to go any faster. No, but what does my bike do? My bike does 32 instead of 25. So that's the next level. I think that's about what mine does. And that's pretty fast. And like I've said before in the show, I get kind of uncomfortable at that speed, and yet some other bastard on an ebike passes me and I think, I wish I had more speed. I start pedaling, which you can do. Apparently you can pedal and use the Ebike part. Well, anyway, I guess Ebike hot rodding as it's called, is much less common in the United States, where E bikes are permitted to go up to 45 km an hour. That's the United States. You can have guns and fast Ebikes or whatever you want. Tanks, cruise missiles, no. And modifying your car. Take out the pollution controls, although they have been cracking down on that lately. Oh, it's time for the Tweet of the week. This is where we pick a Tweet. And this last week was for Tony Siba. It's going to be for Tony Siba again. Okay, I'm sorry. Tony Siba is kind of one of our main people that we follow on the show here. Now, this was a person who was responding to how 5 million, what Tony calls precision fermentation. This is the future of food. He believes that will be disruptive based on price. This is one of the ways that is like beyond meat, that's one aspect. And then there's cellular meat, which will actually resemble steak and the texture of steak in the future, maybe ten years from now, that will be viable financially. But dairy is the first one that's going to be disrupted because glass of milk is 90% water and 3% of that is protein from the milk. So that's really all you're dealing with is that protein because the rest is fat and sugars, which you can get from other places. It doesn't have to be from a cow. So as they make these things in like brewery like buildings and disrupt milk. He says there are 5 million dairy cows in New Zealand. And so that would require 100 precision fermentation factories to replace all the cows. Less if they're bigger, which they will be. So it's just a matter of time and probably less time than most people expect. And Tony. Steve assisted that tweet. Correct. The total land needed to replace all the cows in New Zealand, 5 million of them, which is more than Canada, by the way. I believe we only have a million cows in Canada. I haven't counted lately, but I'm told that it's around a million. The total land needed would be around 1700 acres. But you compare that with the Auckland airport, it's 3700 acres. So basically half the Auckland airport could replace all the dairy cows the land wise. And then you have all that land. You can put solar on and do other things. This is a huge disruption of the world. Yes. If you think of a cow as basically a type of food technology, well, it can be delicious. It's the least efficient food technology. In fact, I think Tony said that the cow in particular is the least efficient of all of the kind of animal food technologies. So we get a lot of things from a cow, but the resources and the land and everything needed to get that is kind of insane and is ripe for disruption. So, as Tony points out, the first disruption will happen in just a few years. And he thinks that dairy will be bankrupt by 2030. And the reason is 30% of his business is business to business. So if you buy a protein shake, you're buying protein powder. Okay? And if it's cheaper to come from this fake stuff, if you can call it that, fermentation than it is from a real dairy cow, and you're greener people are just going to go, where the cheapest? If you want to buy bulk for a protein bar or a protein shake or whatever, all these things that have chocolate bars and everything and all kinds of foods that are processed will have first that will go and then 30% of dairy's gone. Yeah. No. And he mentioned, too, in his latest video, just the switch, like Coke and Pepsi switched from cane sugar to corn sugar back in the 80s. Basically, their entire product lines switching over to corn as the source for sugar. And while there is probably some taste difference, they was definitely not enough taste difference to stop what they were doing, because they completely four years. Four years. They did it in just both yeah. In four years. Complete switch over. And this is the main ingredient in their products? Yes. That means it's time for the lightning round. A quick look at fast paced energy news and climate news from this past week. Growing EV dem demand helps Volkswagen reach half a million ID deliveries one year early. Brian, that is a good news story, isn't it? Yeah, we talked about that a few weeks ago. They're on track for 500,000 deliveries. That's Volkswagen this year of EVs, and that's a huge number. Volvo debuts its first electric trucks made with fossil free steel. That is steel made with green electricity, and it is also 90% recyclable. So that's cool. Yeah. So Volvo was trying to green their whole lineup of vehicles, and they're doing it partly by switching over to electric, but they're also doing it by going with fossil free steel in their cars, which increasingly more and more manufacturers are going to do. Cough 27 news, 41 signatories have joined the pledge to stop funding fossil fuels by the end of year. But problematically. Brian, four large signatories are not signing. Germany, Italy, the United States and your favorite country in the world, canada. No, I'm sorry. Damn, it just sad. Can't overuse that, can I? Okay, it's time for a CS festival. Toyota has sold 4.7 million Priuses to date. That's no easy feat. Tesla did 3 million. But total yeah, that's to date, over the last ten plus years, 4.7 million Priuses are on the road, but nobody buys them anymore. No. Did you see the stat of, like, at one time they were selling 500,000 Priuses a year and it's down to 86,000? Yeah. People who bought them initially wanted an environmentally friendly car or to save money. Best way to be environmentally friendly or to save money is to buy electric now. Or at least electric hybrid. But anyway, solar power already saved China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand. $34 billion American in potential fossil fuel costs went in the first half of this year. First half of 2022. We're just getting started. That's astonishing. Yeah. I mean, spend your money on solar and then you won't have to spend it on fossil fuels. The US will finance about a third of the $9 billion rooms romania needs to build two nuclear reactors. That's a lot of money. They're getting it from the United States, which seems like a bad investment. I thought I would mention this. Globally up 13%. Okay. That's everywhere in the world. Europe is up 35%. I wonder why. Vladimir, the US is up 15% and China 13%. So this heat pump thing is, whoever makes the most of the best heat pumps, put your money in them because they're going to pay back. No, and I assume that I haven't seen announcements, but I assume that there are heat pump factories being built as we speak. And I don't know, we always hear battery factory announcements and things like that. I don't hear heat pump factory announcements, but presumably it's going on. The demand is huge. Inflation Reduction Act had money for developing better heat pumps, too, so there's going to be some R and D in there. Friend of the show, Greta Thuneburg thoonberg rather. I'm kidding. She's not a friend of the show, but we're working on it slowly. Global Witness found that more than 600 people are at the talks in Egypt at Cop 27. They're linked to fossil fuels. And, Brian, that is more than the combined delegations from the ten most climate impacted countries. Barf, we're at a critical stage now where we got to say no to fossil fuels. Just say no. And we got to stop the green washer, we got to stop the BS right now. Right now. No time left. From Tennessee Valley Authority, that is one of the grids in the southern US. The three giant cooling towers at the retired paradise coal plant in Kentucky came down this morning, was a few mornings ago now as demolition efforts continued at the site. And they say we are striving for a cleaner and more efficient energy future as we are building the energy system of the future. And by God, Brian, we have a clip. Fantastic. Here's the initial charge. The towers are collapsing. They're coming down completely now. And they're gone by the doctor. Goodbye, coal plants. Three cooling towers in Kentucky, a grave risk of winter blackout speaking of nuclear, is happening in France because electricity prices have surged past $1,000 or, pardon me, €1000 per megawatt hour as more nuclear reactors, more are closing in France, as if enough hadn't closed already. What this means, Brian, is, on a cold January day, france needs around 45 gigawatts of nuclear energy, and one day last week, there was only 25 available. Yeah, and there was a lot of reactors down, or at least down partially for repairs. So the amount of electricity from nuclear in France dropped 34% year over year in October. Just less power available from nuclear, which everyone always says it's like reliable base load power. That's one of the reasons it's promoting this is not reliable here. But it's not exactly that. You know, it's the pipes, the cooling pipes that are structurally problematic and cracked, and they realize that they're all bad. So they have this, and it apparently takes a while. They've hired like, 100 contractors to go in and fix this, but it's not that easy. Finally this week, Brian japan's government wants to remotely control private air conditioners to avoid power outages. The Japan Time points out that the government committee is currently working under the concept that the government would only be able to turn down AC units if individual owners have agreed in advance to grant them that authority. This is something we've seen, or, what, the third time now on the show? Yeah. And in Ontario, they're working on this. Here in Canada where remote control california, they do it with text messages where they just tell everybody to stop using so much AC. But this works. And no one really suffers if you shave a degree or two off your air conditioning for an hour and say it's much better than a blackout where you have no air conditioning. So that's not so bad. That is our show for this week. Next week I'll be talking about the new Toyota Prius lineup that will be announced between now and then and what excitement that will be. Because I need a car badly, Brian. Mine's starting to fall apart. My FUS is getting long on the tooth. How disappointed will I be? Tune in to find out. Maybe I should sell you my car. Would you buy my Tesla? Well, the street price for that Tesla, unless there's a murder in it, is not going to be good for me. What if I gave you a really good deal? I'll take two. Why would you want to? It's not the form factor you want, I guess, but I don't care. I would take a Tesla. What would you do for a new car? Buy a why? Yeah, something like that. You think I want to start? What's interesting, what are your interest rates? How quickly do you break legs? We'll sign over. Like making a 20 year loan? Pretty much what it would have to be, I think. Anyway, everyone out there, we thank you for listening. We do appreciate you and we'd love to hear from you. So contact us with anything that's on your mind Cleanenergy firstname.lastname@example.org. We are on social media with the handle Clean Energy Pod. We're on TikTok. Check out our TikTok channel. Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel, too, because you know why not? Sometimes you might want to look at things that are shiny. And you can even leave us a voicemail where we get to hear your voice, which is always a thrill for us. Speakpipe.com cleanenergyshow. Remember, subscribe if you're new to the podcast so that you can get new episodes delivered every week. And, Brian, I look forward to next week. you.
If you have ever been curious and wanted to learn more about ADR, then you are in the right place! Director, coach and audio producer Jeff Howell is here to tell you how to get involved in ADR and SO MUCH MORE! It's another great episode full of golden nuggets that you won't want to miss, right here on The Middle Class VO Podcast!
For our sixth episode, it's the acclaimed 1999 film "Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace"! Did I say acclaimed? I meant the other thing.Do George Lucas's movies work as silent films? Why is almost every single performance performed through ADR? Is racial stereotyping okay if those stereotypes are aliens? Does pod racing make any sense if you're not from Tatooine?For the answers to these questions and more, press play now!Ryan's Recommendations: "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" (1972), "Monsters University" (2013), and "Furious 6" (2013)For exclusive bonus content and early releases of every episode, join our Patreon and become an Official Minder: http://www.patreon.com/onetrackmindpodcastTheme Music by: Bildschirm (bildschirm.bandcamp.com). Artwork by: Lacie Barker. The clips featured in this podcast were for critical review and parody, which are protected under the Fair Use laws of the United States Copyright Act of 1976. All rights are reserved and acknowledged.Support the show
It doesnt matter if you are a homeowner or a contractor we dive into how to handle disputes in construction in this episode. Michael Showalter is the owner and President of Construction Dispute Resolution, Inc.(CDR). In 1993 after twenty-three years of experience working in the construction industry as a laborer, carpenter, then general contractor and occasional expert witness, he established CDR as a vehicle for alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Mike was one of the early non-lawyers in this field and he continues to be a leader among those who have joined the industry. Mike's construction expertise, real estate experience and knowledge of the legal process, along with his keen observation and negotiating skills, provide a unique basis for effective dispute resolution. During his long career in this field Mike has served as a consultant, consulting and expert witness, mediator and arbitrator.To find out more about CDR: http://www.constructionresolution.com/Thanks for listening to Around the house if you want to hear more please subscribe so you get notified of the latest episode as it posts at https://around-the-house-with-e.captivate.fm/listenIf you want to buy Eric G a beer or coffee you can support the show here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ATHERICGWe love comments and we would love reviews on how this information has helped you on your house! Thanks for listening! For more information about the show head to https://aroundthehouseonline.com/ We have moved the Pro Insider Special on Thursday to its new feed. It will no longer be on this page. You can find it and subscribe right here: https://around-the-house-pro-insider.captivate.fm/ Information given on the Around the House Show should not be considered construction or design advice for your specific project, nor is it intended to replace consulting at your home or jobsite by a building professional. The views and opinions expressed by those interviewed on the podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Around the House Show. Mentioned in this episode:Buy Me A Coffee, Beer, or Drink
A respected and experienced business executive, Marcie Dickson is pursuing her vision to make alternative dispute resolution more transparent, inclusive, and diverse – by opening it up beyond the small club of insiders who dominate the industry. Leveraging nearly 20 years of business development experience – including as the only Black female Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer in ADR nationally and one of only a handful in the legal industry – Marcie now leads an experienced team and a prominent and diverse panel of neutrals at Alterity ADR. Bloomberg Law, Forbes, The American Lawyer, Law360, and the American Bar Association have recognized Dickson's work. She is a guest host of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section podcast, “Resolutions” and serves as a steering committee member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA) and the Black In-House Counsel Black Diamond Series. Additionally, Dickson is a member of several organizations, including the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, the National Association of Women Lawyers, the National Bar Association, the American Marketing Association, and the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Marcie is an executive member of the Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust and Forbes Business Council and serves as an editorial advisory council member of Southern Lawyer and Harvard Business Review. She is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia and resides with her family in Atlanta. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support
Founder and CEO Marcie Dickson is pursuing her vision to make arbitration and mediation more transparent, inclusive, and diverse. Leveraging nearly 20 years of business development experience – including as the only Black female Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer in ADR nationally and one of only a handful in the legal industry – Marcie now leads an experienced team and a prominent and diverse panel of neutrals at her company, Alterity ADR.Alterity ADR is the largest female and minority-owned national dispute resolution firm in the country. Built on diversity, its mission ensures that they relate to all parties in disputes.Marcie has been recognized for her work and leadership in ADR by Bloomberg Law, Forbes, The American Lawyer, Law360, and the American Bar Association.She is a guest host of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section podcast “Resolutions” and serves as a steering committee member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA) and the Black In-House Counsel Black Diamond Series. To learn more about Alterity ADR, please visit: https://alterityadr.comPlease tap these links to connect with Marcie and Alterity on social:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marciedickson/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/alterityadr/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlterityADRThank you for carving out time to improve your Founder Game - when you do better, your business will do better - cheers!Ande ♥https://andelyons.com#bestyoutubechannelforstartups #conflictresolution #alternativedisputeresolution #ADR Psst: If you're thinking “Wow – that Andelicious Advice really helped me,” please buy me a cup of coffee – a breve cappuccino will make my heart and mind sing with joy and keep me powered to serve more founders – thank you! You'll also find some Andelicious documents and resources for startups ready to download and ease your founder journey. ♥https://www.buymeacoffee.com/andelyonsCONNECT WITH ME ONLINE: https://andelyons.com https://twitter.com/AndeLyonshttps://www.facebook.com/StartupLifew... https://www.linkedin.com/in/andelyons/ https://www.instagram.com/ande_lyons/ https://www.pinterest.com/andelyons/ https://angel.co/andelyons TikTok: @andelyonsANDELICIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTSArlan's Academy: https://arlansacademy.com/Apply to Richard King Mellon Foundation: https://www.rkmf.org/pages/applyScroobious - use Ande15 discount code: https://www.scroobious.com/https://bit.ly/AAElizabethYinTune in to Mia Voss' Shit We Don't Talk About podcast here: https://shitwedonttalkaboutpodcast.com/ANDELICIOUS RESOURCES:JOIN STARTUP LIFE LIVE MEETUP GROUPGet an alert whenever I post a new show!https://bit.ly/StartupLifeLIVEAGORAPULSEMy favorite digital marketing dashboard is AGORAPULSE – it's the best platform to manage your social media posts and presence! Learn more here: http://www.agorapulse.com?via=ande17STARTUP DOX Do you need attorney reviewed legal documents for your startup? I'm a proud community partner of Startup Dox, a new service provided by Selvarajah Law PC which helps you draw out all the essential paperwork needed to kickstart your business in a super cost-effective way. All the legal you're looking for… only without confusion or frustration. EVERY filing and document comes with an attorney review. You will never do it alone. Visit https://www.thestartupdox.com/ and use my discount code ANDE10 to receive 10% off your order.SPONSORSHIPIf you resonate with the show's mission of amplifying diverse founder voices while serving first-time founders around the world, please reach out to me to learn more about making an impact through sponsoring the Startup Life LIVE Show! email@example.com.Ande ♥
Episode 129 ... for the week of October 10, 2022 - and this is what is going on in our Disney World...What is Everybody Talking About?- Give Kids the World Night of a Millions Lights Returns - with a Tropical Twist! (Source: GKTW)- Park Updates and Rumors: Tracks laid at Tron Site (source: Blog Mickey) ... Review list of remaining items set for 2022 return/opening - do we think it will actually happen? (source: Scott Gustin) ... rumor: Fantasmic! reopening date announcement imminent! - Disney 100th celebration to launch at Disneyland on January 27th, coinciding with the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway RailwayStarts @1:21 ...OUR Takes: WDW Quick Service:- Walt Disney World Quick Service Options ... and Casey's fans might want to skip this segmentStarts @15:59 ...DCI Update and Welcome New Members:- Welcome to new Discord member Little Family!Starts @29:54 ...Topic: ADR Updates:- Both Phil and Jason had their ADR window open this past week - how did booking dining go for both of them?Starts @30:43 ...Topic: "Gaming" the Disney system- After last week's mention of making a shadow resort reservation we got a lot of feedback - positive and negative. So we take some time to discuss if "gaming" the system (like this and other ways) is appropriate.Starts @ ...DBC Discord Engagement- Armchair Imagineer a new Disney Dining Concept- Next Week's Topic: Do you want to see Disney add a 2nd Halloween event? If so, what would you include at it?Starts @48:24 ...* Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast *Send us an e-mail! .... firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on social media:- LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thedbcpod - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheDBCPod/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDBCPod- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDBCPod- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedbcpod- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedbcpod- Discord Server: https://discord.com/invite/cJ8Vxf4BmQNote: This podcast is not affiliated with any message boards, blogs, news sites, or other podcasts
This week, we're reliving the iconic "Teen Witch." We try to understand why there are so many random song and dance numbers, get grossed out by the abandoned house tender lovemaking scene, talk about all of the really poorly-done ADR, and get into a discussion about our favorite 90s sitcom theme songs. As always, subscribe, rate, review, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @RecapNGownPod, and join our Facebook group, the Recap and Gown Fan Club! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wer in Emerging Markets investieren möchte, hat sich bestimmt schon einmal mit chinesischen Aktien auseinandergesetzt, denn die haben einen großen Anteil an Schwellenland-Indizes. Häufig gibt es Skepsis gegenüber dem chinesischen Aktienmarkt aufgrund der politischen Lage, außerdem gestaltet sich eine Investition aufgrund der vielen unterschiedlichen Aktienkategorien als sehr kompliziert. Doch China ist eine der größten Volkswirtschaften der Welt, weshalb man sich in jedem Fall Gedanken darüber machen sollte, ob und wie man chinesische Aktien im eigenen Portfolio aufnimmt. Deswegen schauen wir uns in dieser Folge an, welche Möglichkeiten es gibt, in den chinesischen Aktienmarkt zu investieren, welche Vor- und Nachteile es gibt und ob sich das Ganze lohnt.
Discussion with freeskiing GOAT, 13x X Games medalist and Olympics medalist, Henrik HarlautThe man needs no introduction but lets still go ahead. He has won 13 x games medals including 8 gold medals. He won or podiumed at every major competition there is. He created and starred in one of the most influential web series of all time with the B&E show with fellow legend Phil Casabon. Since 2008, he gathered legendary movie segments with companies such as 4bi9 media, level 1productions, field productions and many more. In the recent years he also self produced movies like 2014's road to zion, 2018's the regiment and 2020's salute.Henrik is one of the GOATs of freeskiing and it was a pleasure to chat with himIn this 2nd part of our discussion we talk about more and more skiers staying relevant in the industry in their 30's, Getting his first shot at filming with a production company with 4bi9 media, starting his own clothing brand 'Harlaut apparel', producing their first team movie 'Wun' in 2021, working on a new team movie in 2022 in which he filmed some of his best shots ever and much much more.Episode presented By AXIS BOUTIQUE , PLANKS clothing and Adrénaline urbaine
Muy buenas, volvemos con los cuentos o historias clásicas y esta vez vamos con una peli que aunque no la hayamos visto muchos de nosotros seguro que la historia es más que conocida. Hoy toca: El Mago de Oz, esperamos que os guste. En este cuento mandamos los siguietnes saluditos Carla de 10 años y Jimena de 7 y su papá Joaquín que son de la Cala en Mijas Arnau de 7 y Laia de 4 añitos de Barcelona que nos piden el cuento de Trolls Lucas y Mario de 5 años de Granada Paula de 5 años y su papá Sergio que son de Marinet en Merida Pau de Torrente Malena de Gijón Adrián San Martin y su papá Miguel de Madrid Lola de Sevilla María y Sem Melero Alejandro de 6 años de Alicante Marc que casi tiene 3 años y Carlos que son de Badalona Lander de 9 años y su papá Aitor que son de Amerabieta en Vizkaia Lola de 4 años que nos pide el cuento de Elena de Avalor Eirk de 6 años y Thiago de 3 años que son de Suiza A Patrik de 12 años y Adrían de 10 que son de Ecuador Familia 6 de San Sebastián de los Reyes Podeis mandarnos saludos o peticiones en los comentarios de ivoox o en nuestro correo electrónico email@example.com donde podéis mandar también dibujitos de vuestros cuentos favoritos para subirlos a yuoutube. Manu, miembro de Agencia ROM quiere entretener a los mas enanos de la casa compartiendo esos cuentos que junto con Lara, la verdadera estrella de estos cuentos, darán un aire fresco a esto de contar cuentos. CuentosPosterPromo_FINAL Muy buenas a todos. Queremos poner en marcha esta iniciativa para que todos aquellos que os animéis podáis imprimir este POSTER PROMOCIONAL y lo pongáis en los sitios públicos que se os ocurran y sobre todo que os dejen. La idea es muy sencilla, hacer que estos cuentos lleguen a todos los sitios posibles, ya que la iniciativa ha gustado mucho y parece ser lo suficientemente original como para tener el mayor alcance posible. Los que queréis nos podéis mandar una foto de dónde se ha puesto el póster e ir compartiéndolo con todos nuestros amiguitos. Muchas gracias a todos de antemano y hasta el próximo cuento. El poster lo podéis encontrar en: http://postercuentos.agenciarom.es Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Is conflict at work always bad? Is there anything good that comes out of conflict? Today on Conflict Managed, David Liddle, founder and CEO of The TCM Group, argues it is time to move beyond simply addressing conflict and towards harnessing the vast potential managed conflict brings to organizations. He asks us to consider if our current HR practices and systems lead to restorative (constructive/human-centric/future focused) or retributive (destructive/blame/shame/backwards focused) outcomes. David discusses the most important features of organizations, hybrid work environments, the causes of conflict, and the need for us to learn how to disagree well. David Liddle is CEO of The TCM Group and president of the Institute of Organisational Dynamics. He is author of ‘MANAGING CONFLICT' (Kogan Page/CIPD) and his second book, ‘TRANSFORMATIONAL CULTURE' was recently shortlisted as Business Book of the Year. David is currently working on a new text for the Economist entitled ‘How to Disagree Well' and the 2nd Edition of Managing Conflict is due to be published in early 2023. Originating from Nottingham in the East Midlands, David has extensive experience of cultural transformation, conflict resolution and leadership development. In the early nineties, David established and ran the Leicestershire Mediation Service for eight years – one of the first community mediation programs in the UK. In 2001, David established The TCM Group – Putting People First™. His vision for TCM was, and still is, to help organizations to develop purpose driven, values based and person-centered cultures. For the past two decades, David has been at the forefront of conflict management, human resources, employee relations and leadership best practice. In 2021, David was recognized as one of the global top 20 HR most influential thinkers and in 2022, he was invited to join the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar. David has built a world class team of consultants and a head office team who work with numerous household names to develop and integrate fair, just, inclusive, sustainable and high performing systems, cultures and leadership practices. David was awarded his MBA with distinction after studying the use of mediation and ADR within three large organizations. David has created the FAIR Model™ which is the benchmark mediation and investigations model in use in workplaces across the UK. David is a father of three beautiful children and, when he is not mediating or writing, he enjoys cycling and a spot of amateur dramatics. You can find David Liddle online at: linkedin.com/in/liddledavid https://thetcmgroup.com/us/ firstname.lastname@example.org, Conflict Managed is hosted by Merry Brown and produced by Third Party Workplace Conflict Restoration Services. Contact us at 3PConflictRestoration@gmail.com. Our music is courtesy of Dove Pilot.
Episode 128 ... for the week of October 3, 2022 - and this is what is going on in our Disney World...First - sending positive thoughts to everyone impacted by Hurricane Ian and DBCRecommends this week is the Touring Plans Saturday Six - 6 ways you can helprelief efforts in central Florida: Link to Touring Plans articleWhat is Everybody Talking About?- EPCOT turns 40 - we talk about the celebration and discuss if we think the park still follows it mission- Figment movie in the works from Seth Rogen's Point Grey productions (Source: Deadline)... we discuss if we think this is another sign pointing to the eventual refurbishment of the attractionStarts @2:05 ...Topic: Trip Planning Updates:- Both Phil and Jason have Walt Disney World trips planned for December and we discuss some updates to those plans - including Phil trying to add Park Hoppers- We are both coming up on ADR booking day - what are our highest priority target meals, and how doe shaving a Shadow Resort Stay help?Starts @10:41 ...DBC Discord Engagement- What is currently motivating you to book you next WDW trip?- Next Week's Topic: Armchair Imagineer a new Disney Dining ConceptStarts @33:19 ...OUR Takes: WDW Transportation- Walt Disney World Transportation ... and Monorail fans might want to skip this segmentStarts @48:34 ...* Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast *Send us an e-mail! .... email@example.comFollow us on social media:- LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thedbcpod - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheDBCPod/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDBCPod- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDBCPod- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedbcpod- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedbcpod- Discord Server: https://discord.com/invite/cJ8Vxf4BmQNote: This podcast is not affiliated with any message boards, blogs, news sites, or other podcasts
As a mediator, you've probably come across the phrase "access to justice" when reading about or listening to discussions of mediation, but are you also familiar with the "procedural justice" aspect of mediation? And for the court-connected mediation programs that you mediate for...Do those programs collect data? In this episode, Veronica talks with Nancy Welsh--the Frank W. Elliott, Jr. University Professor, Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Texas A&M University School of Law--about both procedural justice and data collection in court-connected mediation. Questions answered during the episode include: What is procedural justice when it comes to mediation? What is the connection between procedural fairness and self-determination? What can mediators do to help parties share their voice in mediation? How can ODR help support procedural justice in mediation? Why is data collection important for court-connected ADR and what data should be collected? Links to resources mentioned in the show: Nancy's Faculty Profile Page Aggie Dispute Resolution Program Page Sampling of Nancy's Articles: Do You Believe in Magic?: Self-Determination and Procedural Justice Meet Inequality in Court-Connected Mediation But Is It Good: The Need to Measure, Assess, and Report on Court-Connected ADR Making Deals in Court-Connected Mediation: What's Justice Got to Do with It? Bringing Transparency and Accountability (with a Dash of Competition) to Court-Connected Dispute Resolution About Nancy Welsh: Nancy A. Welsh is the Frank W. Elliott, Jr. University Professor, Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Texas A&M University School of Law. In 2016-2017, she was Chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. Professor Welsh is a leading scholar and teacher of dispute resolution and procedural law. She examines negotiation, mediation, arbitration, judicial settlement, and dispute resolution in U.S. and international contexts, focusing on self-determination, procedural justice, due process, and institutionalization dynamics. Professor Welsh has written more than 60 articles and chapters that have appeared in law reviews, professional publications and books and is co-author of DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LAWYERS, 5TH ED. Additionally, she is co-editor with Howard Gadlin of EVOLUTION OF A FIELD: PERSONAL HISTORIES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION. In 2006, she conducted research in the Netherlands as a Fulbright Scholar and taught at Tilburg University. In 2016, she was named a Visiting Scholar of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University Bloomington. She has advised state legislatures and federal and state agencies and courts regarding the institutionalization of dispute resolution, conducted empirical research, convened roundtables and symposia on various dispute resolution topics, and served as a mediator, facilitator and arbitrator. Professor Welsh presents nationally and internationally, conducts training, and teaches Texas A&M's unique required course for 1Ls – ADR Survey - as well as Civil Procedure, Mediation, and Dispute System Design Seminar.
Discussion with freeskiing GOAT, 13x X Games medalist and Olympics medalist, Henrik HarlautThe man needs no introduction but lets still go ahead. He has won 13 x games medals including 8 gold medals. He won or podiumed at every major competition there is. He created and starred in one of the most influential web series of all time with the B&E show with fellow legend Phil Casabon. Since 2008, he gathered legendary movie segments with companies such as 4bi9 media, level 1productions, field productions and many more. In the recent years he also self produced movies like 2014's road to zion, 2018's the regiment and 2020's salute.Henrik is one of the GOATs of freeskiing and it was a pleasure to chat with himWe talked about his 2022 season and everything that went into it. His approach towards an olympics year, missing x games due to covid, the current state and future of big air competitions and much much more. Our talk will be split into two parts so be ready for part 2 where we talk about his film projects and his brand Harlaut apparel.Episode presented By AXIS BOUTIQUE , PLANKS clothing and Adrénaline urbaine
Matt gets sloppy drunk toward the end of this episode and has trouble saying the word surgery. The opening of this movie makes no sense. As a matter of fact, none of this movie makes any sense. When Dennis Rodman is the second best actor in your movie you know it is going to be bad. How many bad basketball puns can we jam into your ears? Half of this film is ADR. We pay homage aka plagiarize Action Boyz to the point where we could be sued. Finally, bomb timers do not work like this.Follow us on Twitter @CinemaPoisonContact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Experts and companies often see alternative dispute resolution as a sensible, cost effective way to resolve matters out of court. For all of those purported efficiencies for businesses, individual plaintiffs and their families often mistrust ADR and want their day in court. So how do you get clients to trust the arbitration or mediation process? And what should attorneys do to effectively navigate ADR and persuade arbitrators and mediators? To discuss these issues, host Dave Scriven-Young is joined by attorney and guest, Kenneth Nolan. Ken is an attorney at Speiser Krause specializing in aviation personal injury and wrongful death litigation and trials. He has represented families in major aviation tragedies, as well as approximately 125 victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks before the Victim Compensation Board. Ken also has authored over 50 articles in The New York Times, as well as several other publications. He is the author of "A Streetwise Guide to Litigation", which provides a practical approach to life and law involving all aspects of litigation, from attracting business to trying a case.
Experts and companies often see alternative dispute resolution as a sensible, cost effective way to resolve matters out of court. For all of those purported efficiencies for businesses, individual plaintiffs and their families often mistrust ADR and want their day in court. So how do you get clients to trust the arbitration or mediation process? And what should attorneys do to effectively navigate ADR and persuade arbitrators and mediators? To discuss these issues, host Dave Scriven-Young is joined by attorney and guest, Kenneth Nolan. Ken is an attorney at Speiser Krause specializing in aviation personal injury and wrongful death litigation and trials. He has represented families in major aviation tragedies, as well as approximately 125 victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks before the Victim Compensation Board. Ken also has authored over 50 articles in The New York Times, as well as several other publications. He is the author of "A Streetwise Guide to Litigation", which provides a practical approach to life and law involving all aspects of litigation, from attracting business to trying a case.
Episode 455 -- Adrían Martínez gave up four solo home runs on Friday night in Houston, three of them to Yordan Alvarez, but he also made a big adjustment to his pitch mix that's worth keeping an eye on. Then, we wish A's legend Danny Putnam a very happy birthday by reliving his first and only big league home run! Finally, the New York Mets are coming to town, they need wins to secure the NL East, and they're throwing their best pitchers against the A's. What could go wrong? Get social with us: @ByJasonB + @LockedonAs Subscribe t our YouTube channel! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONMLB. BlueChew Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code LOCKEDON at BlueChew.com,-just pay $5 shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Paris Arc comes to a exciting conclusion as we welcome to the show a renowned arbitration community voice – Diamana Diawara. Diamana is the Director of Arbitration and ADR for Africa for the ICC. She is also one of the leading advocates for African representation in the world of international arbitration. Our conversation goes by in a blink and you don't want to miss this episode. Strap in, it's a fun one! Time Stamps Opening Notes – :32 Interview Begins – 3:40 Personal Interest – 33:05 Closing Notes – 42:55 Books: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah Autobiography, Classic novels by Toni Morrison (Around 34:05) Music: Aretha Franklin, Disney (Frozen and Encanto), SHOUT OUTS/References: Young Arbitration Forum (41:32, African Reps) The Arb Chat (43:30) Lucy Greenwood (43:50) LINK Registration: CiArb Fireside Chat with Albert Bates, Jr. - https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GVFdegumSTW6-UQHEQzuAA The ArbChat with Lucy Greenwood, Registration Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/8OYVV2ZVHU6bdjyu4bZH4w,aTwxE6uDRU2hfwg9fxocpQ,bGPrTlH_s0uWMo9kZnyTdQ,Ra74gVdAnEKIhjEtcHXoaw,I_TPoPFQvU-HWH-epbSULw,mVsXOHebokyRXcWDPCv3Tw?mode=read&tenantId=5715e6f0-5566-4e1d-9b76-3caee1b647e3
Episode 8: How Many Nights do I Have to Have Rented to Break Even? [00:00:00] [00:00:05] Hey guys. Welcome back to the podcast. The short term rental authority podcast. We are John and Wendy Williams here to make you the best operator ever. [00:00:15] And today's topic is how many nights. per month, do you have to get it rented in order to break even right. And the answer to that is, and the answer is, it depends. John's answer to everything it depends. It truly does. But here's, here's what you need to figure out. You need to figure out what are your expenses? [00:00:37] So what are your, what are your basic expenses? Meaning if no one stayed there. at all that place still costs you something, right? We call it fixed expenses, but yeah. It's your fixed expenses. Yeah. And the reason what he said, eh, is because, well, you're figure here, I'll tell you what they are. They're your, what the place would rent for per month as a long term rental. [00:01:00] It's your gas, electric. Your utilities, water, all utilities, right. Which are technically variable, meaning they aren't exactly the same every month. Right. They're just not, but we include them as fixed expenses because we have to pay 'em regardless. You still have to pay something for electric. You don't turn it off when it's vacant net, right? [00:01:21] Yeah. Internet's more of a, I know what that is every month. Cuz it's the. Unless you have a plan that goes over data or whatever, but the, the idea is I, I need to know what all of those expenses are and it doesn't, here's what it doesn't include. It doesn't include cleaning. It doesn't include these other things that you are actually charging a fee for when someone is staying there. [00:01:43] Right. So it's just your fixed expenses. It's your rent? It's your. Utilities utilities. It's your insurance insurance. It's your, any software subscriptions you have that you pay either way. It's those things, and you add all that up and now you have a monthly [00:02:00] number, cuz truly that's what break even is it's right. [00:02:03] How much am I paying every month? How much am I paying every month? And how much do I have to make to break even mm-hmm to bring that back to zero. Right? Right. So. the question really becomes is, well, how much do you charge per night? Mm. So if you're, if your fixed expenses were, you know, $2,000, just to make it a round number and make the math easy, if you charge $2,000 a night, the answer is one, right? [00:02:32] if you charge a thousand dollars a night, the answer is two. If you charge $500 a night, the answer is I need four, cuz I'm trying to get to 2000. so it's very dependent on what is your nightly rate and the challenge becomes that your nightly rate? Well, at least it shouldn't be it should not be the same across the board. [00:02:56] Right. And it's very seasonal. So when I say it depends, not only does it depend on what are you charging per night? It also depends on when, in other. here in, for example, in our market, our seasonality is January's our worst month, June, July. Our tend to be our best months. So the number of nights we need to break, even in August, because we're charging more per night is actually less than it is in January, right? [00:03:26] Because we have a certain number that we have to get to, to break even that month. And if we're able to charge. That average daily rate char, if we charge more on that average daily rate, then we don't need to get it booked as much. Correct. And, and so average daily rate with that term it's or ADR, what that is, is what on average. [00:03:52] do you charge per night because every night's different weekends are different, even if it's just, Hey, it's this price during the week and this price on the [00:04:00] weekend, or it's this price in January and it's this price in July, right. It changes. Right. So your ADR actually changes per month. So how do you, how do you get to a place where, okay, I know I'm going to be able to make it. [00:04:14] And what we suggest is start looking at things over a 12 month period. Yeah. So start looking at average. Instead of trying to, trying to say this month, it's this and this month, it's this eventually you will figure that out as you have data, but you almost have to be operating for a year to, to know what your numbers are. [00:04:32] Yeah. I think that's a, a really interesting mindset shift that, that a lot of people need to make that are thinking about going into the short term rental spaces. yes, you do want to, to make money we're in business to make money, but it's important to, to think about it in think bigger, think, think, think of it in a year's worth in, in terms of a year instead of a, a daily rate. [00:05:05] Yeah. And so what you're looking for now is now what you can start doing is aver. out over the whole year. Right. And that's why you, why that's why you need to make that mindset shift. I think. Yes. Yeah, because it's, it's hard to say. That's why I said it depends. Cuz I had said, well, is it January? Or is it July? [00:05:24] Right? Right. So you need to have that mindset of, oh well. Okay. And I I'm let's look at bigger time periods. Let's let's make it let's let's go bigger here. Right. So the question was what's my average daily rate and the, and the real question is, well, what's your average yearly rate. Yes. Right. Is the real thing. [00:05:45] That's the real S what's your average daily rate over a year's period. Yes. And now you can start getting into, okay. On average, I need 13 days of the month rented to break even. Right. Right. But that probably means that in [00:06:00] January you need 20. And in July, maybe you need seven, right. But it averages out to 13. [00:06:06] Yes. So you're, so you're looking at, as long as you're looking at it over a long period of time, you can get more accurate with what mm-hmm that actual break even number is. Yeah. So I think that's a really great nugget. What you just said was mm-hmm the, it just shifting your mindset a little bit to. Not focus on so much about the, the, the average daily rate. [00:06:28] Think of it as a average yearly rate, right? Yeah. Which essentially comes down to an average daily rate, but take the yearly amount, take amount and divide it by 365 if you want. Okay. So if that's the case, then where, how do we even get started? Let's let's talk about. the tools that you can use to, to come up with that number. [00:06:56] Right? Cause that is a problem like that. It's, it's way easier to come up with that number if you've been operating for a year, right. Or even six months. Cause at least you have six months of data, but if you, if you're just starting and this is your, you know, only property of that type in this area, you have to have some way of figuring or at least estimating. [00:07:18] out to figure out, okay, what on average? And by the way, it's like, Hey, what you're really asking is does that sound reasonable? Can I get half the month rented and break even, or whatever that number is? Yeah. I think that is at the actual question that people really want to know the answer to. Right. Cause I always ask, why are you asking? [00:07:37] Well, I I'm afraid. do well. Right. And that's the concern is the fear that I'm not gonna get it rented. Yeah. And how do I estimate that? Yes. So yeah, here, here's a, a, a way to estimate that there's a tool out there called air DNA air DNA. Yep. And it's a subscription service you're going to want to pay for at least a month of it. [00:07:59] That's the [00:08:00] only way you're gonna get all the data you need. What it does is it looks at all of the reservations in your area on two platforms, Airbnb and V R B O. And it will come up with averages for every, say, two bedroom in that area and say, Hey, here's the average revenue for two bedrooms in your area. [00:08:24] But, but not all two bedrooms are created equally. Right? They're not. So you can, they're not even if they're next door. Yeah. And air DNA doesn't know that part. That's the problem. So the, you can't while it's all the data, that's the good part about it. The bad part about it is it's all the data. Right? so if I, for example, if what you're really looking for are, because remember, we're trying to figure out what is the annual revenue for. [00:08:54] The two bedroom I have. Well, I don't know yet because I don't have data. So I'm gonna go out to the market and look at other two bedrooms and what you have to do with a tool like air DNA is realize that 78, 80% of the data is actually junk and it's not useful to you. So what you have to do is go find true comps, cuz you're true. [00:09:13] Comps are not necessarily just other two bedrooms. Right? We've talked about this. It's not about the real estate. It's also about, are your photos good? Were they professional or did you do cell phone photos that affects profitability? Did you have it designed or did you let your cousin do it? Who bought stuff off Facebook marketplace? [00:09:33] The, you know, these things come into play. How long has that listing been up? In other words, is it someone who. Has this two bedroom that they make it available all year and it's only for guests or. is it the place they actually live in and they only rent it out when an event comes to town and then they go on vacation. [00:09:54] Right. But, but both of those types of properties are on air DNA and air [00:10:00] DNA doesn't know the difference. Right. And it's just gonna say two bedrooms do this. So what you have to do then is go in that area, open up air DNA, pay for an area. Usually it's a zip code or a city, and it will show you all the little dots on the. [00:10:16] and guess what you're gonna have to do, and you're gonna have to click on those click on every single one of those and click through to the listing. And here here's what you're looking for. And air DNA will tell you some of this and the listing will tell you the rest. So, oh yeah, this is good. So here's your three criteria for a true comp you're looking for a property that's been available at for at least 300 days to the last 365, 3 available for at least 300 days. [00:10:41] out of the last 360 out the last 365. So I'm looking for some, somebody that's actually it's been operating for a year, essentially. Right? Mm-hmm I'm looking for, does it have reviews? I mean, active reviews for every single month in the last year, like recent reviews? No, I mean every single month in the last year specifically, because I want to know that okay. [00:11:01] It was available, but were people actually staying there? Yeah. Right. That's that's your that's you have to click through the listing to find that. You know, does it have reviews? Is it truly an active listing? Cause it could be on there. And if it has no reviews in the last year, then it's not a comp, right. [00:11:18] It wasn't truly available for some reason, right. People weren't staying there. And the third criteria I'm looking at is, is it truly comparable to the property? I'm looking at meaning if, if it has a pool and mine does not, then I may expect it to actually make more money than. right, right. Or am I planning on doing professional photography, but this one has cell phone photos. [00:11:44] Well, I would tend to do better than that property. Right. And so, so I'm looking at the amenities. I'm looking at the quality of the listing. I'm looking at frankly, it's location. If it's, you know, on the lake, that's different than being two streets back, right. That's a [00:12:00] good point. So I'm, I'm looking for something and, and what I'm really trying to find is who's, who's the top of the market. [00:12:06] Because it will show you their annual revenue, as long as it meets those criteria. Who's at the middle of the market and who's at the bottom of the market and I'm gonna get a range there. And then I'm gonna go back to my property and be very true to myself and say, where does my property fall in that spectrum? [00:12:28] Hopefully we're not ever in the bottom of the market. Right. Cause we're at least gonna have good photos. Right? at. But that will tell you what the bottom is. You know, even if you do poorly, I know I can beat that. Yeah. Here's what he can expect. Yeah. But like I said, the top of the market may not be you because maybe that's recently renovated and has a pool and right. [00:12:48] A great location and you don't. Right. But if you have all those things, then, okay, that's your, that's your cop, but it's gonna give you a range in there. And I like to pick something in the middle, cause I know always I can always compete in the middle. Right. Just being an experienced operator. . And now that I have that yearly revenue number from that kind of middle ground, now I can back that into, well, I can simply divide by 12 and get monthly average revenue. [00:13:13] So you take the yearly number and air DNA will tell you what that year it's. It's gonna tell you yearly revenue. Yes. And that remember that's what, that's the mindset shift that we're, that we're trying to. Talk about and, and teach you about, so you take that yearly number and divide that by 12, and that at least gives you a monthly number and that will at least give you a monthly number, right? [00:13:37] Yes. And if I simply divided that by 30, it would tell me what my average daily rate was. Right. Because remember, I know it's not gonna be a hundred percent occupied, but the revenue has taken that into account already. Sure. Right. Right. So you take the yearly average. Divide that by 12, that will give you a monthly average. [00:13:58] And you can take that monthly [00:14:00] average and divide that by 30. And that will give you an average day, an average daily rate that then now I can say, okay, now that I know what my expenses are, I can simply take my expense average expenses, divide that by the average daily rate. And then I'll tell me on average per month, what I need to do to break. [00:14:22] but again, then you kind of look at seasonality and you know, you're not gonna do that exact number every month. You're just not right. Right. Hopefully that's just break even hopefully do better than that on average. Well, we're not in business to break even. Right. But that that'll, that'll give you an idea, but at least it'll give you an idea. [00:14:37] A start. That's a good starting point. If you're just getting started and keep in mind, it's just an estimate. So it's, it's not gonna be exact. Right. And there are other things that come into play. Like I, it's not gonna be vacant. We're gonna have cleaning. We typically charge a little more than the cleaners charge us. [00:14:53] So there's a revenue source there, right? So there are other revenues early, late check-ins pet fees. Yep. All those kind of things that Aird a isn't considering, right. Extra cleanings that are actually sources of revenue as well. But you can almost just treat those as icing on the cake and kinda leave 'em out of the equation. [00:15:09] Sure. I think that's smart to do, because we really were just choose, you know, talking about average daily rate. Right, right. The, the, the, the room rate mm-hmm, what we charge for the room. So air DNA is a great tool that, that you can use. And we've just explained how to use that. And you also have another really great. [00:15:32] for people. Oh, another source of figuring out that uh, yes. So here's, here's another way you can kind of estimate what the average daily rate is call up your local extended stay and it has to be an extended stay hotel. Yeah. You're looking for a place that has a kitchen at that's that's the primary criteria. [00:15:50] So you're, you know, extended stay Americas, a large one you're, you know, Candlewood suites. There's different brands of these extended stay hotel. And you're looking [00:16:00] for a hotel room with the kitchenette. Cause that's the closest they're gonna get to what we do, right. And simply call them, don't go on the website. [00:16:08] No, don't go on the website. Like simply call them and get a quote for an actual two months. Stay say, I wanna stay September 1st through. November 1st. Yeah. can you tell me what the bottom line rate is on that? Cause they're gonna add all their fees in and all their other stuff. Mm-hmm and then simply divide that by two, cuz you asked for two months and that'll tell you what they're charging per month. [00:16:32] Yep. And that should be, and, and, and the reason I go there is because, well, they spend a lot of money. They have data scientists and analysts and their, the professionals in your market. So I want to know what are they, what's their average daily. over that two month period. And how does that compare to what I'm doing? [00:16:51] Right. So get a two month or a 60 day quote. Yeah. Cause that, yeah. Cause you're gonna get their, you're gonna get their best rate. Yeah. If you ask for a two month quote. Yes. Yeah, exactly. So get that number for the 60 days. Divide that by two, that will get your monthly for them. And then divide that by 30 and gives you at least what their average daily rate. [00:17:15] Right. So it kind of gives you a sniff test of, you know, where it, it is what I'm doing comparable now. Obviously they're one bedroom hotel rooms, in fact, they're studios really? Yeah. With a kitchen net. Yeah. So that's more apples to apples with like a studio apartment. So if you've got a four bedroom house, you should make more than that. [00:17:37] But it at least gives you on a room by room basis. What, what they're doing. Oh, that's good. That's good. On the room by room basis. Mm-hmm mm-hmm yeah, I like that. So, so those are two ways that may help you. Yeah. It's another data point to, to determine that information. So anything else? No, it's just all about knowing what your [00:18:00] base expenses are. [00:18:01] Yeah. That's that's number one. Because you have to know what breaking even looks like for you, for you, and then figuring out what historically has that market done. And then with those two numbers you can kind of back into, okay, what's my average number of days that I need to have booked to at least break even. [00:18:21] Right. So that, again, we're looking at 12 month period, we're looking at averages, but that's about as close as you're gonna. To coming up with what, what is break? What does break even look like for me? Right? Mm-hmm good job. Nicely done. Excellent. Who are a wealth of information? Well, you are too. I am well, we, we hope that you found some value in the information that we have shared with you today. [00:18:48] If so, be sure to like, and subscribe and we will see you next time onto the next, onto the. Nice. [00:18:58]
Our special guest is a veteran voice actress and ADR director in the anime scene, Caitlin Glass! From Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist & Haruhi Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club to directing the latest anime on Crunchyroll, Caitlin has always been on the forefront of making the anime dub scene pop. Listen to the newest episode to see how Caitlin has grown in the field and how she continues to make anime dubs better! 1- intro 2- being in the world of anime as a career 4- legend of becoming a voice actress from a tour 9- going from school to actress to director 17- becoming full time director in 2015 21- process of dubbing shows 26- still passionate about anime these days 32- being in stage plays 35- Disney figures 37- meeting husband 38- spiritual journey 52- using Spanish in dubbing Garo 1:08- Favorite titles (Ranking of Kings, Radiant, Fruits Basket) Special Guest: Caitlin Glass.
We did it! We are at episode 100 and we're celebrating with the not-so-ripped off summer camp cult classic THE SUMMER OF GEORGE - er, THE BURNING. We discuss naked ADR, facing the consequences of our own actions, and the fact that Jason Alexander is the friend we all need. ::: ::: ::: ::: ::: ::: ::: Visit our website for episodes, blogs, reviews, and short stories: https://whatsyourleastfavoritescarymovie.com/ Follow us for daily fun, polls, and calls for reviews: Twitter (@LeastFavPod) Instagram (@leastfavoritescarymoviepodcast) Facebook (What's Your (Least) Favorite Scary Movie?) Trav's Instagram for more of his cool art (@groovykami) Trav's Twitter (@Travlawl) Talia's Instagram, because you can't have too many puppy pictures in your life (@ill.talia.what) E-mail us: email@example.com Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/WYLFSMPod/shop Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Whatsyourleastfavoritescarymovie Vote for Jessie as the Face of Horror (you can vote 1x per day until the 15th… and beyond I guess if I make it to the next round): https://faceofhorror.org/2022/jessie-wilson
Alternative dispute resolution – including appraisal – is playing an increasingly important role in settling homeowners property insurance claims. Florida's 2019 Assignment of Benefits (AOB) law requires third party contractors to utilize these alternatives before filing a lawsuit against an insurance company, if required by the policy. Former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller talks with a repair contractor and an insurance appraiser who share how today's technology and methods can not only reduce lawsuits, but herald the return of good customer service and improve the insurance claims process for everyone.Show NotesJohn Minor, President of Complete Inc. and Complete General Contractors of Florida said he's seen a lot of changes in his 30 years in the business. His firm does a lot of work now in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) which includes insurance appraisal and arbitration of claims. He said he laments the diminished trust and relationship between adjusters and contractors, who used to work together on repair projects from start to finish. “We very much feel like some of that is now being picked up through the appraisal process,” said Minor, whose firm does a majority of appraisals on behalf of insurance companies. “The appraisal process is a place for reasonableness. Fully outrageous demands are going to be washed away by the process. A true umpire is going to be writing things in such a way that they can explain it to any person.” What it comes down to, he said, is just being fair, looking at the damages, establishing their true value, and then backing it up with an understandable explanation. “When an insured files a claim, they want to know three things. That you saw me, that you know what my problem is, and you have a plan to fix it,” said Jason Evans, President of EIG Restoration of Texas and Florida. The company provides emergency services, repair, and restoration contracting across the Southeast. “Doing those three things absolutely can take out 40% of the claims that go into litigation,” he said. EIG has developed an “Option to Repair” program for insurance companies that provides seamless service to policyholders, where the insurance company chooses the contractor to execute repairs. “Many do not want the option to repair and so we take it as a challenge really to wow them with customer service,” said Evans. “And I say wow them, we just want to be very present and answer all their questions and no detail is left unturned in their repair. So we do that by taking time and being very attention to detail and providing clear expectations of how the claims process is going to go.” Evans said the option is in most insurance policies and exercised in Florida and other states. “I think you'll get to see more and more of that in Florida and around the United States as time goes on,” he added.Both Evans and Minor also talked about the role that technology is playing in improved customer service and claim settlement. Minor's team works with the Florida Coastal Monitoring Program in staging measurement equipment prior to a hurricane's landfall and afterward dispatches drones to the areas that had the highest winds. “We document the worst conditions, identify what properties are obvious total losses early on, so that those people can get paid and get on down the road and get it off of our insurance company's books,” said Minor. Evans' team uses artificial intelligence and chatbots to communicate with policyholders before and after the storm and receive real time updates from them to help quickly triage the response. “Our intent is to get there within one day to that insured's house and look at it,” said Evans. “Even if they have evacuated, we're going to go take pictures and provide those pictures to the customer and say ‘hey, your house looks pretty good' or ‘your house is really not in good shape, we've tarped it, we've got the debris out of here, and your claim has been filed,'” he said, adding that it's really a “concierge service, partnering with the insured.”“I think Jason's ahead of it, he's calling them first. There's no reason this shouldn't be the model for every insurance company,” replied Minor, emphasizing that a more customer-oriented approach is a win-win. “It's the method of applying old school values in a modern society. If we can do that, then these armies of AOB roofing contractors and others that are going to triple the value of the claim so that they can somehow end up resolving it at a number that they're comfortable with, or that allows them to pay for their Rolls Royces and their sports cars will be diminished,” said Minor, who is also a certified contractor. Doing so, Minor said, will also reduce the need for appraisals and alternative dispute resolution. “I don't think that the contractor should be getting rich off of this job. They should be making a good margin. They shouldn't be having to say that a shingle roof is $1,000 a square so that they can end up at $550 or $450, that it's the actual value depending on your market. And I think technology is absolutely the place to do it because everybody's got a cell phone camera and can help start the claim….before unscrupulous contractors, or on some occasions, public adjusters are going to be canvassing and knocking on doors and making a bunch of false promises,” Minor said. Host Miller also asked Minor and Evans how homeowners can be encouraged to invest in mitigation measures before the next storm hits to help make their homes more resilient. Evans noted that “most homeowners unfortunately don't know what it takes to keep up a house” and that insurance companies could do a better job educating them in a collaborative way through home inspections. Minor said underwriting is key. “It's amazing to me that on some occasions, the experts that show up once it becomes an appraisal or a claim, all of a sudden can give me a list of things that are not sufficient or not correct, associated with that construction. I don't know where that expert was the year before the storm came.” Minor also discussed the success of the Rebuild Northwest Florida hazard grant mitigation program in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Both Minor and Evans agreed the insurance industry as a whole can improve claim service and reduce litigation by putting an even greater focus on customer service. “I think we're in an exciting time,” said Evans. “It's scary in Florida, we see that with the carriers. But there's going to be a pivot, I think, to more customer service and more partnership with the clients and the insurance company.”Links and Resources Mentioned in this EpisodeComplete, Inc. EIG RestorationFlorida's 2019 AOB Reform (HB 7065) (Lisa Miller & Associates)Resolving Claims of Assignees through Appraisal (LMA Newsletter of May 17, 2021)Rebuild Northwest FloridaHome Hardening Sales Tax ExemptionPrepareFL.com.Lisa's Lucky 7 Hurricane Season Prep (Lisa Miller Associates)** The Listener Call-In Line for your recorded questions and comments to air in future episodes is 850-388-8002 or you may send email to LisaMiller@LisaMillerAssociates.com **The Florida Insurance Roundup from Lisa Miller & Associates, brings you the latest developments in Property & Casualty, Healthcare, Workers' Compensation, and Surplus Lines insurance from around the Sunshine State. Based in the state capital of Tallahassee, Lisa Miller & Associates provides its clients with focused, intelligent, and cost conscious solutions to their business development, government consulting, and public relations needs. On the web at www.LisaMillerAssociates.com or call 850-222-1041. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome! Date of Recording 8/30/2022. Email via info@LisaMillerAssociates.com Composer: www.TeleDirections.com © Copyright 2017-2022 Lisa Miller & Associates, All Rights Reserved
A midweek doubleheader and a ginormous weekend featuring the big guns leave the ADR boys with plenty to tackle and discuss: - Lazio Inter- Sarrismo begins to appear - Fiorentina Napoli- Anguissa + Lobotka cut off by Fiorentina's press and Ricardo Sottil looks like Zac Efron - Juventus Roma - Mourinho calls Abraham 'horrible' as Roma roar back to draw - The boys preview the Milan derby
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The sib's watch 1997's Wonderful World of Disney Cinderella adaptation starring Brandy. We discuss Jason Alexander's range, how bad the ADR was, and just how much time Brandy spent at the ball. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Theme song: Produced by Gray Baker and Mitch Grimenstein; Mastered by Alex Mills Edited by: Holland Baker --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/latchkey-sibs/support
lovethylawyer.comA transcript of this podcast is available at lovethylawyer.com.Go to https://www.lovethylawyer.com/blog for transcripts.Hon. Dorothy ProudfootCITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTIAL RENT STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION BOARD Administrative Law Judge February 2018 - present Preside over arbitration hearings of landlord and tenant petitions filed regarding the San Francisco Residential Rent Control Ordinance; issue written decisions with findings of fact and conclusions of law; mediate cases involving decreased housing services petitions and other landlord-tenant disputes through a voluntary ADR process. MARIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE San Rafael, CA Deputy District Attorney August 2001 - December 2017 Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases, competency trials and MDO proceedings; represented the District Attorney's Office at Lifer Parole Hearings; handled collaborative courts (Adult Drug Court and Mental Health Court); trained peace officers and Deputy District Attorneys in substantive and procedural areas of criminal law; developed Brady compliance procedures; authored and scored applications for Deputy District Attorney positions and interviewed candidates; advised peace officers on search warrant issues. Selected Assignments Felony Trial Team Coordinator June 2007 - January 2009; March 2015 - January 2016 Managed a Vertical Felony Department; supervised trial attorneys; streamlined case processing; served as a liaison to the assigned judge. UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, NORTHERN DISTRICT, CA San Francisco, CA Special Assistant United States Attorney June 2008 – June 2009 Concurrently cross-designated in the Northern District of California to prosecute federal crimes, including Project Safe Neighborhood and Project Safe Childhood cases; screened cases for federal indictment; prosecuted child pornography, drug trafficking, and serial bank robbery cases. In collaboration with the Alameda County Bar Association, Love Thy Lawyer presents an interview with: Alameda County Bar AssociationThe Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) is a professional membership association for lawyers and other members of the legal profession. The ACBA provides access to ongoing legal education; and promotes diversity and civil rights in the Alameda County legal community. Our mission is to promote excellence in the legal profession and to facilitate equal access to justice. Louis Goodman www.louisgoodman.com email@example.com 510.582.9090 Special thanks to ACBA staff and members: Cailin Dahlin, Saeed Randle, Hadassah Hayashi, Vincent Tong and Anne Beles. (https://www.acbanet.org/) Musical theme by Joel Katz, Seaside Recording, Maui Technical support: Bryan Matheson, Skyline Studios, OaklandAudiograms & Transcripts: Paul Roberts We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please subscribe and listen. Then tell us who you want to hear and what areas of interest you'd like us to cover. Please rate us and review us on Apple Podcasts.
It's the iconic first appearance of the Charmed One's greatest enemy: Barbas! Billy Drago appears once every 1300 years to be easily defeated by an ADR line. Phoebe finds a ladybug. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/allison-pregler/support
Do you think you can stay calm and parent a teen? Well Hesha Abrams believes you can. In fact, she believes you can "Hold the Calm". Hesha Abrams is on a mission to help people from all walks of life to find a solution when it seems impossible. A recipient of the Brutsche Award for Excellence in Mediation and 2021 Women Leaders in The Law, Hesha is an internationally recognized attorney, mediator and negotiator for crafting highly creative settlements and resolutions in very difficult matters. She has successfully mediated thousands of parties and was an innovator in the mediation field serving on the legislative task force that drafted landmark ADR laws and taught mediation and negotiation at the 2001 International Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in The Hague. Hesha recently published, Holding the Calm the Secret to Resolving Conflict and Defusing Tension. And we are going to discuss the secret in this episode. So if you would like to resolve conflict and defuse tension in your family then listen to this episode. Contact Hesha at https://www.holdingthecalm.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We had so many great questions in the inbox as well as in the Live Chat as we recorded that we just needed to keep going from Wednesday's question show! Rikki, Scott, and Mike discuss transfer options from the Miami Airport to the cruise terminal, which ADR to get rid of: Topolino's breakfast or Space 220, a wile animal encounter story from Discovery Island, selecting the "most themed" resort for 5 year old twin girls, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!
This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, July 24, 2022! Mike & Scott are here taking your calls for the next hour! Today we discuss the release of the MagicBands+ this week at Walt Disney World, debate if Scott should keep an ADR to T-Rex for his trip next month, and then we get a few calls about times we lost our vehicles in parking lots at Disney destinations as well as when we have had wildlife encounters at Walt Disney World! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!