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The Big Story
831: With a Potential Ban on Cryptocurrency, What Should You Do With Your Investment?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:14


The entire cryptocurrency market in India had a bloodbath on the evening of 23 November as panic set in with retail investors over the news coming out that the government is tabling a bill in the upcoming Parliament to ban "private cryptocurrencies". By midnight, the entire market fell by around 15 percent, with Bitcoin down by 17 percent, Ethereum down by nearly 15 percent and Tether by almost 18 percent. The root of this volatility is The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, which “seeks to ban all private cryptocurrencies in the country, but will allow certain exceptions to promote underlying technology and its uses.” Along with this, the document also states that the Reserve Bank of India will be introducing its own digital coin as well. But, there is no knowledge so far on how this RBI coin will work or its purpose. An unregulated market so far, for the past few months, the Centre has been dropping hints regarding its intent on regulating cryptocurrency in India. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a recent speech at Sydney Dialogue said that the “democratic countries need to work together on cryptocurrency and ensure that it does not end up in the wrong hands.” But with reportedly 10 crore retail investors in the crypto market, how can a ban impact India's crypto market? What is the Centre's concerns regarding cryptocurrencies? And if you are an investor, what should you do with your investment? Guests:  Subhash Garg, former finance Secretary of India and Naimish Sanghvi, the CEO of CoinCrunch, a crypto news platform. Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram Editor: Shelly Walia Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng Castbox: http://bit.ly/2VqZ9ur

The Barron Report
189. Is Sweetgreen a Flop IPO and Will Burger King Correct The Ship With Firehouse Bling?

The Barron Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 28:49


As we continue to see a shift in technology to take on the rising issues with Labor C3 and Sam Nazarian is leading a seed capital round of $ 20 million for Nomi, a startup that uses automation to create bowl-based meals. The investment is part of a 50/50 deal with a partnership with C3, which will test the robotic kitchens through "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto's Sa'Moto restaurant concept. The space is scattered with tech startups like Piestro, Beastro, Refraction Bot delivery,RBI's leadership may be up to something with this acquisition of Firehouse Subs for a coll 1.1. billion. Though I expect this is a play for growth as RBI continues to see a struggling performance in comparison with other QSR concepts. McDonald's is looking to deliver a gangster move on third-party delivery with a white-label deal that could have ripple effects on an entire industry with 32K restaurants and a need for high-speed delivery to ensure quality. Door Dash and Uber may have just bagged the 800-pound gorilla without a safety cage.Last up is Sweet Green and whether or not the 364 Million IPO will make a big difference for this brand who has struggled to get profitable for over five years. Likely that the recently hired Chris Carr as COO will have his hands full with a huge demand for performance from the public investors.Foodable Labs Sentiment RankingsSweetgreen - 75.48 - Ranked #23Firehouse Subs - 71.02 Ranked #57Burger King - 73.02 Ranked #42Tim Hortons - 56.99 Ranked #203Popeye's - 62.37 Ranked #112

No Crying In Baseball
Undisclosed Sums of Money

No Crying In Baseball

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:09


There are two Guardian teams in town, and no one is saying but one of them may be a fairly wealthy roller derby team. Yasiel Puig settled a civil suit to make sexual assault go away, dropped Rachel Luba, earned Defender of the Year in LMB, and wants back into MLB. We are thrilled that MLB teams will now provide housing for minor league players. Check that box and move on to fair pay. Clint Frazier is DFA'd which allows us to explain making room on the 40 man roster. The Mets gain a GM but lose an ace.The annual Girls Breakthrough Series featured Bianca Smith, Veronica Alvarez, and maybe a path to college ball. Franmil Reyes won't be playing with Pujols in LIDOM after all, but there's still plenty of familiar faces. In the LVBP, recently DFA'd Willians Astudillo sucker-punches a pitcher, the Panda goes back to where it all began, and Ildemaro Vargas' 4 RBI game lets Pottymouth teach us remolcadas as this week's vocabulary word. (The other option is a little too racy for prom). The CPBL brings us Lion Elephant Battles. We say Political Opinions Above Replacement, tofurky, and Bob Dole.Get vaxxed, fight the man, and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.

Worldwide Exchange
End-of-year targets, Zoom earnings, Air travel picking up

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 45:09


Wall street firms are putting out their end-of-year targets for the S&P 500. We discuss the largely bullish sentiment. Plus, Zoom earnings beat expectations but a low growth forecast is sending the stock down. Wedbush's Joel Kulina joins to discuss why he's still bearish on the stock. And Brian's RBI focuses on how air travel is picking up ahead of the holidays.

Sox Machine
2021 Player Review: Jose Abreu

Sox Machine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 38:42


Jose Abreu had another 30+ HR and 100+ RBI season in 2021. He's still putting up run production numbers that's made Abreu one of the most consistent sluggers in baseball. Entering his Age 35 season in 2022, and without a contract after, can Abreu continue this effort? Or will age regression finally set in? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Worldwide Exchange
Buy now, pay later, Cheniere CEO, Inflation

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 45:14


The buy now, pay later market is red hot right now. The CEO of Zilch joins to discuss how his company stands out in the increasingly crowded space. Plus, the CEO of Cheniere Energy joins to discuss the global energy crisis and how LNG can play a role in solving the problem. And Brian's RBI focuses on a report from Nordea that U.S. inflation hasn't peaked yet.

Worldwide Exchange
Sustainability in Formula 1, Natural gas deal, Top performing stocks

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 45:01


Formula 1 is aiming to bring sustainability to motorsport, with a goal to be carbon net zero by 2030. Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds joins to discuss how the new 100% sustainable fuel will bring them to their goal. Plus, the CEO of Venture Global LNG, Mike Sabel, joins after the company's announcement of a purchase deal with China's Sinopec, the largest long-term supply deal in history. And Brian's RBI highlights the ten stocks that have more than doubled this year.

International Horizons
Opening Pandora's Box with Katarina Pistor

International Horizons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 34:54


Is legally avoiding taxes a smart thing to do, or is it dodging one's social responsibility? Does tax avoidance treat the law as a mere formality to circumvent, a tool to manipulate, or a shield of justification? How can we reform tax codes to prevent tax evasion while ensuring that those legal tools are still usable for legitimate purposes? Katharina Pistor, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, talks to RBI director John Torpey about the Pandora Papers, what they reveal about international tax evasion, and how much tax reform we can expect in the foreseeable future.

Worldwide Exchange
COP26, Tesla call action, Where people are quitting

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:40


World leaders are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26 to discuss global climate policy. Diana Olick and Julianna Tatelbaum report from the conference. Plus, Tesla‘s stock has passed a $1 trillion valuation, and call options may be behind some of the movement. Susquehanna's Chris Murphy lays out what's happening in the options. And Brian's RBI focuses on the states with the highest and lowest rates of people quitting their jobs.

In Focus by The Hindu
RBI's new recurring payments norms and their implications | In Focus

In Focus by The Hindu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 23:57


The Reserve Bank of India's new norms and guidelines for recurring payments came into effect this month. One of them, for instance, lays down that banks should send a pre-debit notification to credit card holders 24 hours before an actual debit is done. There are other requirements as well with regard to the nature and duration of an e-mandate for recurring payments. What all this means is that, from October 1st, standing instructions with one's payments provider may not work without some additional steps. This has already affected certain subscription services, including media and OTT subscriptions, and unless all merchants and banks are fully equipped to meet the new requirements, the disruptions would continue. So, what exactly are these new requirements for recurring transactions? What prompted the RBI to come up with them? How will they change the subscription economy going forward? And are there any privacy implications of these new norms? We explore these questions and more in this episode. Guest: Srikanth Lakshmanan of CashlessConsumer, a consumer collective that works on digital payments Host: G. Sampath, Social Affairs Editor The Hindu

Level Playing Field - A LGBT sports podcast
3SYO #93: Cheating v. Racism with Adam Mamawala

Level Playing Field - A LGBT sports podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 35:01


Can a World Series be exciting with the games themselves being one-sided? That's where we find ourselves with the 2021 Fall Classic. As per 3SYO tradition, Adam Mamawala (Away Games Podcast) returns to break down Games 1 & 2 of the Series and there are no shortage of storylines even without much drama between the white lines. We toast the badassery of Charlie Morton throwing 10 pitches on a broken leg, admire Jorge Soler's studly magnificence, and wonder whether Martín Maldonado's RBI single was a sign of the apocalypse. Plus we let any lingering 2003 bitterness go in tribute to Dusty Baker, especially as we've learned more about his decades of empathy and allyship with Glenn Burke and LGBTQ ballplayers. Twitter: @KenSchultz_ @AdamMamawala @AwayGamesPod Insta: @kenthinguy @adammamawala @awaygamespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Worldwide Exchange
Tech earnings, Robinhood results, Inflation expectations

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 45:20


Google and Microsoft posted strong quarterly earnings. Loup Ventures' Gene Munster breaks down what went well for the tech giants. On the other hand, Robinhood's quarterly results sent the stock tanking below its IPO price. Devin Ryan of JMP Securities discusses what went wrong. And Brian's RBI focuses on his Twitter poll asking viewers when they think inflationary prices will subside.

Dead Rabbit Radio
EP 761 - The Jimmy Kimmel Conspiracy

Dead Rabbit Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 30:11


Today we meet a woman who loves horror movies too much, investigate a string of fake kidnappings, and then we investigate the telepathic war between Jimmy Kimmel and the Reptillians!   Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/user?u=18482113 MERCH STORE!!! https://tinyurl.com/y8zam4o2   Help Promote Dead Rabbit! Dual Flyer https://i.imgur.com/OhuoI2v.jpg "As Above" Flyer https://i.imgur.com/yobMtUp.jpg “Alien Flyer” By TVP VT U https://imgur.com/gallery/aPN1Fnw   Links: Australian mom allegedly stabbed 100 times, beheaded by ‘demon' daughter https://nypost.com/2020/12/01/australian-mom-stabbed-100-times-beheaded-by-demon-daughter/ Jessica Camilleri would call strangers and threaten to cut off their head before decapitating her mother Rita https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-11/jessica-camilleri-decapitation-of-mother-rita-found-guilty/12971564 Jessica Camilleri made threatening calls to business before alleged decapitation murder of mother, court told https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-03/jessica-camilleri-made-hundreds-of-threatening-calls-court-hears/12946308 Mum paid $2500 to oust ‘demon' from daughter before alleged beheading https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/i-took-off-her-head-court-hears-graphic-details-of-alleged-murder/news-story/f62d200ce1fc7f730b507f8dd75b55d1 'Not my Jessica': Decapitated mother didn't think daughter would harm anyone, court told https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/not-my-jessica-decapitated-mother-didn-t-think-daughter-would-harm-anyone-court-told-20201201-p56jnd.html NSW Sydney woman Jessica Camilleri found guilty of manslaughter after decapitating her mother https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-10/jessica-camilleri-guilty-of-manslaughter-after-decapitation/12959956 Man who thinks he's God 'cut off dad's head and killed another in human sacrifice' https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-who-thinks-hes-god-23385458 I don't know where to begin. My "fake kidnapping" as a kid. https://www.reddit.com/r/RBI/comments/q959aw/i_dont_know_where_to_begin_my_fake_kidnapping_as/ Archive https://archive.md/CIf3N Strangers vs. Ice Cream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G27LhwY3Z8&ab_channel=JustinMcElroy The birth of Jimmy Kimmel's child with "birth defects" was faked as a cover up. And I know why. https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/qd7sf3/the_birth_of_jimmy_kimmels_child_with_birth/ Archive https://archive.md/rGWnv Episode dated 22 April 2017 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6809982/ Good Morning America - April 22, 2017 https://www.tvcatchupaustralia.com/good-morning-america/april-22-2017-291269 Im scared https://www.reddit.com/r/Christianity/comments/onqfpx/im_scared/ OCD Intrusive thoughts https://www.reddit.com/r/mentalillness/comments/p53x4k/ocd_intrusive_thoughts/ Listen to the daily podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts! ------------------------------------------------ Logo Art By Ash Black Opening Song: "Atlantis Attacks" Closing Song: "Bella Royale" Music By Simple Rabbitron3000 created by Eerbud Thanks to Chris K, Founder Of The Golden Rabbit Brigade Dead Rabbit Archivist Some Weirdo On Twitter AKA Jack YouTube Champ Stewart Meatball The Haunted Mic Arm provided by Chyme Chili Special Thanks to Fabio N. Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/basque5150/jason-carpenter-hood-river/ http://www.DeadRabbit.com Email: DeadRabbitRadio@gmail.com Twitter: @DeadRabbitRadio Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DeadRabbitRadio TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@deadrabbitradio Jason Carpenter PO Box 1363 Hood River, OR 97031 Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today. All Contents Of This Podcast Copyright Jason Carpenter 2018 - 2021

All Things Policy
Democratise Credit to Create Jobs

All Things Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:22


Now that we have JAM, people want bread. Financial inclusion has been bandied about for decades with limited success but JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, Mobile) brings new hope. Sridhar Krishna and Aarushi Kataria are working on a project at the Takshashila Institution on policy initiatives to help create 20 million jobs each year in India. In this episode, they talk about how access to credit is limiting growth. They discuss the RBI approach paper on the national policy for financial inclusion and the UNCTAD policy framework for improving access to finance. They explain why rural women are a good target segment alongside small and medium enterprises for credit access and offer ideas for bridging the digital divide in this episode.Follow Sridhar on Twitter @sridhar_kri Follow Aarushi on Twitter @Aarushi_KatariaSuggested Readings:Global Financial Development Report – Banking regulation and supervision a decade after the global financial crisis 2019-2020The priority sector lending India needs, Janmajeya Sinha and Ruchin GoyalGiving credit where credit is due, Goldman Sachs Global Markets InstituteEntrepreneurship policy framework and implementation guidance, UNCTADClosing gender gaps in India – does increasing women's access to finance help?, IMF working paperNational strategy for financial inclusion – RBI approach paper The rural urban divide: why cash is still king in India's rural regions, Amit NigamIs Gramin Bank sustainable, Shahidur Khandkar, B.Khaliliy, Z.KhanMicrocredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. What happened? S.WykstraWhat can India learn from Bangladesh's microfinance institutions? Prasanna MohantyYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at https://www.ivmpodcasts.com

Locked On Dodgers – Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Dodgers
Cody Bellinger's Big Home Run Leads Dodgers to Game 3 Win

Locked On Dodgers – Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Dodgers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 38:57


Cody Bellinger hit a huge, game-tying home run in the 8th inning, and the Mookie Betts hit an RBI, go-ahead double in the same inning to propel the Dodgers to an incredible comeback win in Game 3. Walker Buehler struggled, Gavin Lux had a big error but the Dodgers were able to overcome that and give themselves some new life in the series.  Locked On Dodgers, the daily podcast about the Los Angeles Dodgers with hosts Jeff Snider and Vince Samperio, is part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Be sure to subscribe to Locked On Dodgers in the Audacy podcast app or wherever you get your podcasts, and come back every weekday morning and spend your morning commute with two of the biggest Dodger fans you'll ever meet. Thanks for making Locked On Dodgers your first listen every day, and please tell your friends! 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 “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Worldwide Exchange
Supply chain issues, Moderna vaccine, Workers walk out

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:20


Supply chain congestion is continuing. Our own Lori Ann LaRocco highlights the big box retailers being impacted. Plus, an FDA advisory panel has voted unanimously to recommend a booster shot for people who received the Moderna vaccine. Emory's Dr. Carlos Del Rio joins to discuss whether it's necessary. And Brian's RBI focuses on how recent strikes and labor movements are part of the broader jobs market story.

Dodger Talk
Cody Bellinger (10-14-21)

Dodger Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 1:19


DV catches up with Cody after his clutch RBI single helps the Dodgers beat the Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS, 2-1.

Worldwide Exchange
Battery CEO, Bank earnings, Inflation

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 45:25


The CEO of FREYR Battery joins to discuss the role that batteries and renewables can play in solving the global energy crisis. Plus, bank earnings continue this week—Anton Schutz of Mendon Capital Advisors joins to talk about what he's watching. And commodities and goods have been seeing price increases all year. Brian highlights what's been moving the most in his RBI.

Worldwide Exchange
Debt ceiling bill, Ireland tax rate, Fertilizer prices

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 45:02


All eyes are on Washington this week as the debt ceiling bill is debated. Tina Fordham of Avenhurst joins to discuss what investors should watch out for. Plus, Ireland has raised their corporate tax rate to 15% from 12.5%. IDA Ireland's Martin Shanahan joins to discuss what the new paradigm will look like. And fertilizer prices are hitting new record highs. Brian's RBI focuses on how and when the increase could impact consumers.

What's Up with Wendy
Frank Thomas, "The Big Hurt" - first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer and Fox Sports Analyst

What's Up with Wendy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 35:30


Frank Thomas grew up playing both baseball and football, but he got his official start in baseball at Auburn University in 1987 when he hit a .359 in his freshman season. He made MVP in his junior season of 1989, and left school that summer when he was taken with the 7th overall pick by the White Sox. One year later, he made his big-league debut hitting .330 with 31 RBI in 60 games. He would stay ensconced as the White Sox's first baseman and designated hitter for the next 15 years and quickly earned the name “The Big Hurt” for the damage he inflicted on opposing pitchers. Throughout his career, he cemented his place in history. No other man has strung together seven straight seasons of 20-plus homers, 100 RBI, 100 walks and a .300 average. Frank gives his thoughts on the current baseball season, his career and his partnership with Varilux®.

Section 10 Podcast
Episode 434: Balloons Popped

Section 10 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 140:15


The Red Sox just ended the Yankees year, again. The Balloons are dead. ENJOY THE OFFSEASON! Today we talk how accurate our bold predictions were for this do-or-die Wild Card game, Yankee fans being left speechless after their team once again did not make the World Series or even come close, Cora being miles better than Aaron Boone, how the Yankees don't scare anyone anymore and haven't for a long time, the idiocy of Aaron Judge bringing a boom box back to Fenway, how much motivation the Sox got by knowing the Yankees chose to face them over other teams in a potential tiebreaker scenario, a full breakdown of that perfect relay play by Kiké and Bogie to gun down Judge at the plate, if Eovaldi got pulled too fast, Gerrit Cole completely folding in another big moment, the laughable radio and TV calls of that Giancarlo Stanton single, a recap of the Barstool Sportsbook livestream of the game, Xander coming up big when they need him most, Steve's #RallyCups efforts at Fenway Park paying off, Verdugo's huge 2-RBI hit summing him up perfectly, a legit debate on who deserves the Klark's Ketchup MVP for this game, a series lookahead to this big ALDS matchup with the Rays and much more! Enjoy and Daaaaaaaaaaa Jankees Lose!

Worldwide Exchange
Global energy crisis, China-Taiwan tensions, Facebook under fire

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 45:29


The growing global energy crisis could be one of the biggest economic stories right now. Brian highlights why in his RBI and speaks with Bank of America's Francsico Blanch about the impact. Plus, China sent a record number of military planes over Taiwan, escalating tensions. We speak with Fmr. U.S. Trade Representative Jeff Moon about the global impact. And Facebook is under fire after a recent testimony about its impact on users and its algorithm. Clockwise Capital's James Cakmak joins to talk about why he still likes the stock.

The Golden Age of Baseball with Eddie Robinson

It is with heavy hearts that we share that Eddie Robinson passed away on October 4, 2021. Texas Rangers statement on the passing of Eddie Robinson: The Texas Rangers today issued the following statement on the passing of Eddie Robinson, who died Monday night at his ranch in Bastrop, Texas at the age of 100. “The Texas Rangers are incredibly saddened with the passing of the legendary Eddie Robinson, who spent nearly 70 years in professional baseball as an All-Star player and respected executive. He began a 13-year Major League career with the Cleveland Indians in 1942 and went on to serve as General Manager of both the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers during an incredible career. “In his later years, Mr. Robinson was a regular and welcome visitor at Rangers home games, and his unique ability to analyze and discuss the game, past and present, was truly amazing. The Rangers were honored to help Mr. Robinson celebrate his 100th birthday last December, and he made a final spring training visit to Arizona this past February. He was a great ambassador for baseball to the end. “The entire Rangers organization sends its thoughts and prayers to his wife, Bette, sons Robby, Marc, Drew, and Paul and the entire Robinson family. For Eddie Robinson, it was truly a life well lived.” Mr. Robinson, who turned 100 on December 15, 2020, was the oldest living former Major League Player at the time of his passing. He batted .268 with 172 homers and 723 RBI in 1315 games as a 1B with Cleveland (1942; 46-48; 57), Washington (1949-50), Chicago White Sox (1950-52), Philadelphia A's (1953), New York Yankees (1954-56), Detroit (1957), and Baltimore (1957) as he played with 7 of the 8 A.L. clubs at the time, the exception being Boston. The four-time A.L. All-Star was a member of the Indians' 1948 World Series champions. Mr. Robinson went on to enjoy a long career as a MLB Executive and scout, serving as General Manager of the Atlanta Braves (1972-76) and Texas Rangers (1976-82). Born in Paris, Texas, he was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. His autobiography, Lucky Me: My Sixty-Five Years in Baseball was published in 2011. Services for Mr. Robinson are pending at this time.

Worldwide Exchange
China Evergrande, OPEC expectations, Covid cancer screening impact

Worldwide Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 45:39


China Evergrande has been halted, as the company faces the fallout of its massive debt payment. Brian digs into the debt and the company's assets in his RBI. Plus, OPEC has another meeting today, and natural gas could be at the forefront of the conversation. RBC's Helima Croft joins with what to expect. And the CEO of Hologic, Steve MacMillan, joins at the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month, to discuss his company's Global Women's Health Index, and how the Covid pandemic has impacted cancer screenings for women around the world.

Nats Chat
Game 159: Bad Pitching in Bad Weather + Cavalli Clunker in AAA

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:40


The Nats lost 10-5 in Colorado in their final road game of the season. Al & Mark assess where the rotation stands as Paolo Espino's outing was cut short due to the two hour rain delay  that began in the top of the 3rd. Will he get the nod for Sunday's finale vs. Boston as Patrick Corbin season is over?(17:55) Juan banged his knee into the chain link outfield fence while making an excellent catch.  He stayed in the game and we have been told he is OK.  At the plate, he had a RBI infield single and a walk (1 for 4).  If the game had been called during the rain delay, his single would not have counted.  Why not sit him after running into the fence?(25:21) Alcides Escobar made one of the pretties defensive plays of the season just after making a throwing error.  Hear what the hosts have to say about his jump throw across the diamond.(27:57) Listener submitted question about how will the Nationals fix the pitching for next season.  Will it all be internal or will they spend money in free agency?(34:30) Cade Cavalli's final start in Rochester did not even last an inning.  His numbers in AAA were not nearly as good as his previous stints.  What's a realistic expectation for when he will be promoted to Washington?

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio
DK's Daily Shot of Pirates: Appreciating Colin Moran

DK Pittsburgh Sports Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 17:25


The Pittsburgh Pirates won Tuesday night and Colin Moran went off with a home run, RBI single, reaches base four times ... but it never feels all that exciting when it's Colin Moran, for some reason. Hear award-winning columnist Dejan Kovacevic's Daily Shots of Steelers, Penguins and Pirates -- three separate podcasts -- every weekday morning on the DK Pittsburgh Sports podcasting network, available on all platforms: https://linktr.ee/dkpghsports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nats Chat
Game 157: Gray Earns His 2nd Straight Win

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 46:03


The Nats beat Colorado 5-4 as Josiah Gray has been victorious in back to back starts. Al & Mark discuss Gray's outing, which was scoreless through the first five innings. What led to him becoming ineffective though in the 6th?  Was it hustling down the line on a bunt or was it facing the Rockies lineup for a third time?(10:08) The Nationals bullpen had a good night as they only allowed one run.  Davey Martinez changed it up a bit as Kyle Finnegan pitched the 8th and Tanner Rainey took over for the save.  What should we read into this move?(16:03) Alcides Escobar paced the offense with three hits and a crucial insurance RBI in the 9th. We also give our daily Juan Soto update as he currently trails Trea Turner by one point for the NL Batting Crown.(24:57) Luis Garcia had a crucial 2 run single, but made a brutal throwing error in the 5th.  Was it lack of concentration that affected what should have been a routine throw?(32:43) Patrick Corbin will make possibly the final start of his turbulent season on Tuesday night in Denver. How different would he have been handled if Washington were in the divisional race?

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast
The Stretch Run ft. Josh Donaldson

At The Letters, Sportsnet's Toronto Blue Jays podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 65:43


The Blue Jays are in playoff position – barely. Ben and guest host Shi Davidi discuss expectations for Hyun Jin Ryu (02:25) and what it's like covering champagne celebrations (24:45). Plus, an interview with Josh Donaldson (31:50), a discussion about the AL MVP race (48:30) and some love for the RBI (53:10). This episode is […]

Cleveland Baseball Mornings: An Indians Fan Podcast
2021 Season Game 150 - Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Baseball Mornings: An Indians Fan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 22:47


It's Game 150 of the 2021 Season and the Cleveland Indians jump on the Royals early and win 4-1. On today's show we're talking about how you would score Yu Chang's RBI triple, Cal Quantrill doing ace things, going down a Dozier rabbit hole, and naming our MVP for the Day. If you want to share your thoughts on the game or anything Cleveland baseball you can find me on Twitter @daveyberris, you can email the show ClevelandBaseballMornings@gmail.com, or leave a message on the anchor app and we'll play it back on the show. Merchandise is now available at https://clevelandbaseballmornings.myspreadshop.com/ for T-shirts, Hoodies, Coffee Mugs, and More!!! Now available on iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-cleveland-baseball-morning-70571254/ Now available on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/17e3d70a-dd9e-4ed3-a6fc-2ef5d6f58bb8/Cleveland-Baseball-Mornings-An-Indians-Fan-Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clevelandbaseballmornings/message

Locked On Blue Jays - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays and Winning at the Trop

Locked On Blue Jays - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Blue Jays

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 36:07


Lukas Weese and A.J. Andrews break down the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, despite "Cardgate" and Joe West's umpiring. The pair dissect Alek Manoah's gutty performance and why it's so important for the youngster to give the Blue Jays a critical victory in the push for the playoffs. Finally, Lukas and A.J. show some love for Teoscar Hernandez, who recorded yet another RBI giving the Blue Jays their fourth run on Tuesday night. Follow the podcast on Twitter @LockedOnJays, and co-hosts @A_J_Andrews, @Weesesports! Please help us donate to social justice causes at: https://lockedonpodcasts.com/blacklivesmatter/ 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 “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Molecule Mattress Visit OnMolecule.com and save twenty percent with promo code LOCKEDON. NetSuite NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program only for those ready to switch today! Head to NetSuite.com/LockedOn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Cardinals - Daily Podcast On The St. Louis Cardinals Podcast
Lester Earns Win No. 200 as Cards Stay Hot

Locked On Cardinals - Daily Podcast On The St. Louis Cardinals Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 31:47


The winning streak is up to nine for the Cardinals and Jon Lester picked up his 200th career victory. St. Louis can seemingly do no wrong on offense right now, scoring early and late on this winning streak. Also: Nolan Arenado surpasses the century mark of RBI and how can the Cards stay hot? WANT MORE DAILY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…

Gospel Spice
What can I do today to fight human trafficking? | a practical conversation with Rebecca Bender

Gospel Spice

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 39:08


Episode 111 – Stephanie welcomes Rebecca Bender for the second half of our Gospel Spice 2nd Anniversary Celebration. This episode highlights one of Gospel Spice's mission: to raise awareness in the fight against human trafficking in the US and abroad. In her own words, Rebecca "educates leaders and organizations about human trafficking so they can protect their communities and change culture." This powerful episode is absolutely a must-listen, but is not for young ears: though we have kept it very clean, it might raise difficult questions from little ones. Listen accordingly! Rebecca gives us SUPER PRACTICAL TIPS to identify potential threats, based on your child's age, from elementary to high school years. If there is a child in your life, we encourage you to learn how to teach them safety today. A reformer at heart, Rebecca has become a leading voice in the fight against human trafficking in all its forms. She shares with us what God has been teaching her lately, as she sees injustice and evil growingly rampant in our world today. She shares, "success is following God's call in your life, regardless of what it looks like." God's favor is not only seen in big things, but in the little things of daily life. For nearly six years, Rebecca was sold across the underground world of sex trafficking in Las Vegas. She was branded, beaten, told when to sleep and what to wear, and traded between traffickers. Even in the midst of her exploitation, God began revealing himself to her and she found the hope she needed to survive. After a federal raid, Rebecca escaped. Her life was forever changed as she felt the embrace of her heavenly Father guiding her to healing and wholeness. Rebecca soon began to use her own experiences to change the lives of others as she went back into the darkest places she had known--assisting FBI, VICE, and law enforcement across the country in some of their most difficult cases. Today, Rebecca is an award-winning thought leader, advocate, speaker and consultant with a Master's degree in Christian Thought and years of insight on industry best practices. She has trained and equipped well over 100,000 professionals, individuals, agencies, and organizations to identify human trafficking in their own back yards. She is also the founder of Elevate Academy, the largest online school for human trafficking, serving nearly 800 survivors in 368 locations across the country and around the world. Her memoir, “In Pursuit of Love” was published by Zondervan in January 2020. Rebecca's incredible story of hope and redemption reminds us all that our past does not determine our destiny. Find Rebecca: @imrebeccabender (FB&IG) – make sure to follow her! www.rebeccabender.org  www.elevate-academy.org Make sure to discover the RBI FREE anti-trafficking Course: https://rebecca-bender.mykajabi.com/trafficking-truths the MUST-TAKE quiz to discover what YOU can do TODAY: the Find your lanes quiz: https://www.rebeccabender.org/quiz a plethora of free resources: https://www.rebeccabender.org/resource-list  IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS INTERVIEW, YOU WILL LOVE OUR GOSPEL SPICE SERIES!  Click to check out the first episode of each season: We are currently in the middle of our series titled "Identity in the Battle" which is such a fitting context for today's interview! Check out the first episode in this current series: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/74762/link/   The Gospel of Matthew: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/3281/link/ The Psalms: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/33755/link/ The Gospel of Luke: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/40838/link/ The Book of Proverbs: https://www.podcastics.com/episode/68112/link/ DISCOVER THE GOSPEL SPICE MINISTRIES BEHIND THIS EPISODE If you enjoyed this episode, we invite you to discover more about how God is at work at Gospel Spice Ministries, and even to join in His work! There are 3 easy ways to do that: PLAY IT FORWARD by SHARING the show with friends and family: https://www.podcastics.com/podcast/38/link/ PAY IT FORWARD by supporting us financially: gospelspice.com/payitforward PRAY IT FORWARD by praying for us and those you share it with! Go to gospelspice.com for more info about Gospel Spice Ministries, the umbrella ministry over the podcast. You will discover our partners and the various services we offer, such as in-depth Bible studies with interactive conversation groups, a couple of times a year.  Go to gospel-spice.com (with a "dash"!) to join the Gospel Spice Podcast community and interact with us! Contact us on the website or at contact@gospelspice.com to send us your prayer requests (we pray for you as a team every week!) and let us know how we can come alongside you.   Support us!

Bat Flips and Maple Dips
BFMD Episode 157 - Berrios Baffles Twins

Bat Flips and Maple Dips

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 28:10


Coming off of a weekend series win against the Twins, the Blue Jays find themselves 1.5 games clear of the New York Yankees for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. They trail the Boston Red Sox by 1 game for the 1st Wild Card spot. Jose Berrios was dialed in against his former team on Sunday after the bats staked him to a 5 run lead. Vladdy has his average up to .321 with 46 HR and 105 RBI as he chases the Triple Crown and MVP. The Jays placed the struggling Hyun-jin Ryu on the IL with a neck strain as they hope the rest will help him sort out the command issues that have plagued him in the 2nd half. It's on to Tampa for one final regular season series with the 1st place Rays. Justin and Patrick will be back at the conclusion of Wednesday's game with another episode of BFMD!

Radio Baseball Cards
Greg Brock on Remembers His Final High School Game as His Greatest

Radio Baseball Cards

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 1:35


Gregory Allen Brock played first base for his entire 10 year MLB career, splitting his time evenly between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers.In 1013 games over 10 major league seasons, Brock posted a .248 batting average (794-for-3202) with 420 runs, 141 doubles, 6 triples, 110 home runs, 462 RBI, 41 stolen bases, 434 bases on balls, .338 on-base percentage and .399 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .994 fielding percentage as a first baseman. In the 1983 and 1985 National League Championship Series, he hit only .048 (1-for-21) with 3 runs, 1 home run, 2 RBI and 2 walks in 8 games.Brock was born in McMinnville, Oregon, the son of Joe Brock, who coached baseball at Stayton High School. Greg played for his father at the high school, and in 1995 had his jersey retired at the school. Brock attended the University of Wyoming.

Prime Time with Ravish
रवीश कुमार का प्राइम टाइम : भारत का किसान महीने का इतना कम कमाता है?

Prime Time with Ravish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 31:07


Blue Jays Talk
Sept. 15: Ray > Rays

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 38:00


Rob Wong and Josh Goldberg break down the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Rays at Rogers Centre. They discuss the brilliant work from Robbie Ray (what else is new?), the continuing conversation around the AL Cy Young, Jordan Romano closing things down, and Bo Bichette driving in five RBI in the win. The views […]

Break A Bat! where Baseball Meets Broadway
#101 - Now Batting: Ben Grieve

Break A Bat! where Baseball Meets Broadway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 36:09


With the MLB pennant race in full swing, Ben Grieve steps into The Batter's Box for Episode 101! Grieve's 9-year career in the big leagues spanned 1997-2005 and was highlighted by an All-Star Game selection in 1998, American League Rookie of the Year honors, and a 104 RBI season in 2000. This week he revisits his glory days on the field, with some great stories about coming up through the Oakland A's system as a highly-touted prospect and having an immediate impact on his cast. We also discuss the challenges Grieve faced playing the game clean in "The Steroid Era," the memorable 2000 Division Series that was played under the bright lights of Broadway, and even the musical Grieve would most like to star in! Connect with Break a Bat! on Instagram: @break_a_bat_podcast Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sixteen:Nine
Jackie Walker, Publicis Sapient, On QSRs

Sixteen:Nine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 37:20


The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT I've yet to meet Jackie Walker in person, but in our chats over the phone and video, she's quickly impressed me with her knowledge, insights and enthusiasm for digital signage. Many of the people I've dealt with at big media companies speak an unfamiliar, very buzz-phrasey language that I barely grasp, but Jackie works for one of the biggest - Publicis Sapient - and speaks like normal people. Based in Houston, she's the head of strategy for that giant agency's work in what's called dining and delivery. That puts her front and center in planning out and then executing things like digital menu displays and the overall ordering experience at major QSRs. Drive-thrus and their digital displays were a big part of how many QSRs got through COVID lockdown periods - when in-store ordering was restricted - and now we're seeing a lot of operators who didn't have drive-thru adding that capability. Jackie and I had a great chat about the value proposition and ROI model for drive-thru display technology - including mashing up a lot of things like loyalty apps, readers and other technologies to customize or optimize what consumers see when they get in front of screens. If you sell into or service the QSR space, this is a valuable listen. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Jackie, welcome. We've spoken in the past and know each other a bit. I don't think we've actually met in person, and who does that any more?  You work for Publicis Sapient, and you've been leading strategy for digital menu boards for a couple of big QSR brands. What does all that entail?  Jackie Walker: Yeah, absolutely. Publicis Sapient, for those of your listeners who aren't super familiar with us, we are a digital business transformation firm. So we work with many brands, many QSRs in particular, around how they can use digital to really optimize the way that they are connecting with their customers. It's on a lot of fronts, there's some mobile work, of course, loyalty work, customer relationship marketing, all of these suspects. But I specifically have really been working very closely on digital menu boards which have been really interesting. The brands that I've been working with and I've now worked with five of the top twenty-five and different categories, right? A couple of the burger brands, a coffee brand, a chicken brand. What's really interesting, I think, for these larger brands is that they're really trying to push the envelope on what they're trying to achieve with their digital menu boards. But nobody has really figured out how to do that yet. So when we go in on the strategy engagements, we're really focused on the customer experience as a lens. So the team is generally, me, a couple of strategists, a product manager sometimes, and a couple of UX people, so visual designers and user experience folks who can really think about the way you organize an experience for our customer to make it super easy, and we really look at three lenses, right? We look at where the brand is from a brand identity customer experience perspective. So as they think about how to transition from just translating a print menu, which is generally the way that this starts, right? How do you move from translating a print menu to actually thinking about broader digital capabilities? So we try to understand where they are with that. What's their mobile experience? How do they think about this on their digital channels today?  We think about where they are from a technology standpoint. So that's really interesting work, right? Talking to their restaurant technology groups, sometimes their customer technology groups, trying to understand what they're doing from a loyalty standpoint, where they are with the point of sale capability where they are with their digital menu board vendor. If they're already down a path, so what are the capabilities they have and what do they don't have, and really thinking about those lenses so that we can get to a view on where they go from a user experience standpoint and then also, how do they continue to push the envelope as they build in more and more digital capabilities?  So you've talked about pushing the envelopes. When digital many boards first started being applied in larger QSR chains, it was all around the operational issues that changes could be made a lot more efficiently and you can do dayparting. I gather what you're saying is the larger brands, at least in their heads, are way beyond that now?  Jackie Walker: Yeah. It's a funny thing, right? I think we're still talking about some of those basics. Everybody thinks of Mcdonald's as the gold standard, which makes sense. They're the largest, they were the first to scale outdoors. But that's recent, right? So they just finished their rollout in the US at the beginning of 2020. So it's not actually that long ago that some of this hardware was being installed. So I think dayparting is still something that brands are very much thinking about. They're thinking about how to leverage dayparting. So if you look at the McDonald's menu, there are some obvious changes with the dayparts. You look at the background color, for example, breakfast is blue, lunch is yellow, dinner and late-night is black, right? That's the most obvious, but if you squint, you can't really tell the difference between the products that are laid out for lunch, dinner, and late at night. They're doing very subtle things with reorganizing products, but they're not really leaning into that capability yet. So as brands are starting to think about dayparting, thinking more about. What can you do from a business perspective with that? Can you do promotions that are specific to a time of day, right? Can you have a special late-night menu that has different pricing on some of your most snackable items, as an example, do you play with brand voice?  So some of these QSR brands really have quite playful brand identities. You think that some of these brands could have a really fun and differentiated late-night experience versus what they're trying to accomplish during lunchtime, that would be consistent with their brand. So still thinking about that, I think now the big thing is loyalty, and so with loyalty and I keep beating the drum on this one, that is really going to fundamentally change the drive-thru experience. Again, McDonald's pushing the envelope here.  They completed their national loyalty rollout in July, in the US, which is their largest market, and what's sneaky, and I don't know if everyone's recognized it is now in McDonald's app, you can actually set it up so that when you go through the drive-thru, you can pay with your stored credit card via your app. So you go to the window, just you go up to the menu board, just like you normally would, you talk to the crew member, you place your order. You give them this code, and now it's applying loyalty points. It's using any coupons or offers or points redemptions that you've applied but it also does the payment through that mobile interface, which is really interesting. It's subtle but if you think about the experience of a customer, they don't have to go to the pay window anymore at all. You've just really streamline that. You don't have to hand your credit card out through the window. You avoid all of that kind of silliness. So I think that's a really interesting change, and I think other brands are really going to be forced to emulate that, and that's going to be a huge shift.  Yeah, and that's part of it, right? If you have a lot of active use of your loyalty app, also blends payment in there when they get into the drive-thru lane long before they even get to the presale window, a system like what McDonald's bought with that Israeli company Dynamic Yield is that they pick that stuff up, they know that Jackie's back in and she's got her kids with her maybe or whatever, and when you get to the presale and when you get to the order window, they can dynamically recast that menu to suit your preferences or what they think might be your preferences and how they can upsell you on stuff? Jackie Walker: That's where it's headed, yeah. So no one is really doing that particularly effectively yet, but that is absolutely where it's headed. The challenge that a lot of these brands are still working on is customer identification, and we've been talking about that for so long, we used to talk about license plate recognition, still talk about Bluetooth. How do you figure out who's in the car? Are you creepy and use cameras? What are you doing? So brands are really still experimenting and figuring out what is the best tech for that. McDonald's right now is just doing a shortcode so the customer still has to do some work, they have to open their app, they have to see that code, they read it to the crew, right? Code is different every time. So you have to actually look to see it, in that transaction, what your code is.  But certainly even testing Bluetooth, DNKN is interesting. DNKN's been partnering with a company called Blue Dot not so secretly, which does pretty advanced geolocation. So they're actually using really tight geofencing to trigger customer identification and doing some customer greeting based on that.  So it would actually say, “Hi Dave, or Hey Jackie”? Jackie Walker: Exactly, which is, I think still a questionable use case, right?  Yeah. People will start looking in the rearview mirror and go, “okay, who's following me?”  Jackie Walker: Yeah, exactly. My favorite actually is not the “Hi Dave!” at the beginning, but the “Thanks, Dave!” at the end of the transaction like that's been a topic is how do you personalize that screen at the very end of the order confirmation, which is funny because if you actually sit in a drive-thru for a while and watch, which I do, because that's part of my job as the digital menu board super-nerd.   “Who's that strange woman standing in the parking lot?” (Laughter)  Jackie Walker: Oh God, Dave, I have so many funny stories. My husband always makes fun of me. It's like, “Excuse me, there's a suspicious woman in leggings and a Volvo in the drive-thru!” It's yeah, it's funny. But you realize that most customers have already driven away by the time that thank you sign presents anything, so they're not seeing that. So if you're investing a bunch of time and energy figuring out how you're personalizing that screen, all you're really doing is creeping everybody out because you're showing the next customer in line, the previous customer's information. That's an interesting thing, and then Tim Horton's is playing with scanners. So actually installing QR scanning hardware in the drive-thru lane, the customer opens their app, has the QR code open, and scans on the scanner, which I'm intrigued to see how that's going to go. I think there are definitely some pretty strong cons with that in terms of that hardware investment is not going to be small, and then, we've all done grocery checkout, self-checkout, and you try to scan something even in good lighting, that can be quite challenging. So now you have a mobile phone trying to scan in direct sun. I'm predicting, there'll be some challenges with that.  In Canada with snow and -30 and everything else.  Jackie Walker: Yep. Sticking your hand out the phone with a big mitten on. Edmonton in February doing that. I'm not sure it was going to be a big take-up, but you never know.  Jackie Walker: So I think, brands are, to go back to the original question, what are they doing? There are still a few basics, right? Let's figure out how we're going to identify the customer. Let's build that foundation. It's really about how we're going to use dayparting more effectively really, gets the promise of that, suggestive selling is another area. That's quite interesting. So we've been using those examples in the industry for 10 years. Show ice cream when it's hot out, show hot coffee when it's cold out, but now the technology is definitely there to do much more sophisticated things. So that's where things like McDonald's dynamic yield do come into play in a big way, is making some suggestions for customers that go well beyond what you could do with rules-based kind of recommendations, and then now it's like let's start using our imagination and getting creative.  What does personalization look like if you know a customer, do you make it really easy to reorder recent items? That's a great benefit for both the operator and the customer, right? So if you show somebody buys their Whopper Jr., mine is no pickle, no Mayo, with cheese, if you know that I order that every single time you show that on the board and you just say, I want my Whopper Jr. my way, and there's a POS integration for the crew member to hit one button. You just saved a bunch of time, and really provided some additional value for the customer. So I think those types of executions are going to be really interesting. Certainly in places like Canada, where you have a pretty substantial number of commuters who would go into a Tim Horton's every morning and they're going to order their Double Double or whatever it is, and they're not going to move off of that because that's what gets them on the road. To be able to just know that, okay, Dave's here and he's gotten his Double Double, and there's nothing involved other than payment, or maybe even not that if if you flash your phone right away. Jackie Walker: Absolutely. Yeah, it's really powerful, and it's those moments, I think that are going to be the most interesting or where there's clear value to the customer and there's clear value to the operator, right? Everyone benefits from that kind of investment.  Is that seamlessness a big part of it where there are different systems and it all just works and it makes your drive-thru experience better? Jackie Walker: That is I think the kind of gold standard and that's where it's headed. I think it's really interesting, for a long time, brands were buying digital menu boards and it was really, they're buying a piece of hardware, especially outdoor because everybody's really terrified about making this big hardware investment. You really focus on the hardware and then you get some software along for the ride and you hope that the software has the out-of-box capabilities that you need to do what you want to do with it.  I think now more and more brands are recognizing that that's not really how it's going to work for them. It's really about creating this customized experience that can integrate with their systems. It can integrate with their point of sale. It can integrate with their loyalty program. It can integrate with their master product data. These are really powerful benefits to an integrated system, that is software first and experience first and the hardware is just supporting it.  I'm curious about drive-thru right now because of COVID. Prior to COVID, the idea of selling drive-thru was that it could do all these things, here's the value proposition, and so on, and it was being marketed that way.  With COVID and the inability, at least in some jurisdictions, to even go inside to dine and order stuff, if you didn't have to the drive-thru, you were in a world of pain in terms of operating your business. Has that deferred the whole idea, that you could do all these things with it and just made it operational for the moment, or at least in the past year, we needed to put in drive-thru just so we could do transactions and sell food? Jackie Walker: Yeah, I think that was a huge benefit for QSR. You think about the drive-thru that was pre-built for COVID, it's the ultimate kind of contactless almost service method. So I think quick-serve has a huge advantage over other types of restaurants, even if you think about fast-casual where some of them may have had drive-thru or curbside pick up, but that was a very small part of their business, whereas quick service has been trying to optimize drive-thru for years and years, and spend a lot of time and energy and money investing in ways to make that channel more seamless. I wonder what's different now, and exciting is that the emphasis for a long time has been on the operational aspects of drivers. So how do you improve the speed of service and how do you improve order accuracy? Those are the two big things, and how do you drive throughput? Now there's this question and I think loyalty is a big part of the impetus for that. How do you create meaningful customer interaction? So not only how are you getting the customer the food they want, at the speed you want to get it to them and they want it to go. But how do you actually provide some additional value in that interaction and provide a differentiated experience? Which is exciting!  How would that work and look?  Jackie Walker: Yeah. So I think one of the things that's different about quick-service restaurants is that they still have a very large portion of their customers that are cash customers. You think about Starbucks, they've been extraordinarily successful at getting a ton of customers to just use mobile order pay and it's easy peasy. And then the challenge from an operation standpoint is just how do you get those mobile orders customers served quickly.  QSRs are going to have a steeper hill to climb with that. They're trying to drive digital adoption. They're trying to drive known customer rates, like what percentage of their customers do they actually know that are registered customers or credit cards that they can attribute to a customer. But that behavior of people is gonna start on mobile ordering everything. So far, there's not really any evidence that there's going to be consistent. Customers like deals and offers that provide a lot of value. But if there's a way that you can hook into deals and offers without the customer actually having to complete the transaction in the mobile app, that's really powerful. Drive-thru is all about impulse. I can just pull in and grab my thing and go, and I don't have to think about it. I don't have to sit here go through the fifteen steps and in a mobile app to order. So I think it's really going to be that balance between bringing forward that enhanced digital capability with loyalty, which includes reordering, personalized offers. It includes all of those things and bringing that to bear in the drive-thru lane itself, and the menu board becomes a very powerful tool in reinforcing those value adds.  If your customer is asking questions in the drive-thru you're in big trouble, right? So if you have a loyal customer, they don't know that you've registered with them, but you know it's them that's there, or they can't tell that you applied their points the way that they thought the points were going to get applied, to get a free ice cream cone you really create some significant operational challenges. So menu boards, I think, are becoming more and more of a tool to be able to reinforce to customers that you've got their back and things are going to be accurate in the way that they expect them to be. That's super powerful. Is there an easily defined, easily sold, and easily acknowledged ROI model now for these drive-thru displays? Because by and large, they are being put in by the local franchise owner, not the head office, so that there's a significant $10-30k infrastructure investment to do this, and local operators are looking at this one and going, “I didn't save for that,” or, “Why would I do this?” or “What am I going to see?”  Jackie Walker: Yeah, I will say that there does seem to be a pretty big sea change with regard to the franchisee's state of mind when it comes to this investment. I think there's real acceptance and I've worked with a couple of brands now where the initiative is spearheaded at the brand level, right? There's much more power when it comes from the brand and that capability is built centrally. The franchisees are just footing the bill for installation in their individual restaurant or set of restaurants but the franchisees are basically saying, let's go faster. How fast can I get this thing installed? And, they can't go as fast as the franchisees want them to go.  I think what's interesting with the ROI model, in the early days, the math worked better for indoor because the capital investment indoors is a lot cheaper. There's a little bit of the cost savings of printing and having people up on ladders and the liability that goes along with that, the inflexibility of print. You could make a pretty good case for the return on investment with those indoor boards on cost alone. With drive-thru, your capital investment is quite a bit higher because the hardware has to be much more rugged to be able to withstand that outdoor environment. I think what is shifting is now the value prop is not just about the cost savings and the increased flexibility. But it's also about the direct upside. So now that you have these additional digital capabilities, how do you actually build a customer's check by adding capabilities that are unique to digital? So getting really strong with the way you're using day partying or really thinking about suggestive selling and how do you do that in a consistent way, which is really driving. How do you encourage customers toward your more premium menu items? And you can get quite sophisticated in the way that you use that channel to build checks. Is there an acknowledged metric around that? So pulling this out of my head, if you make this investment, it should pay for itself in the first 18 months or the first 26 months or whatever it is?  Jackie Walker: Yeah, the economics depend a little bit on the restaurant, but generally the kind of rule of thumb has been, you're going to get like a 3% to 5% lift just by moving from analog boards to digital because the customer experience is just much better. I think the challenge is that wears off eventually is your customers get used to digital. You don't have that Disney effect on the third visit and fourth visit. But over time, it's all about driving that incrementality and the numbers are hard there, Dave, because a lot of people don't want to share. The brands don't want to share how successful or not successful their suggestive sales capabilities are. But generally speaking, it's all about driving that ticket over time, and then you can do the work back on the break-even time.  But I think in general, what you said 18 to 24 months is in most cases probably about right.  And I'm sure as in many things, the other QSR operators, regardless of category or size, pay very close attention to what the giants do, like a McDonald's and if they're doing a full rollout across their whole estate, across the United States, they're not doing that for giggles and they've thought this through? Jackie Walker: Absolutely. With the ROI model, part of it is, what is the direct benefit, from an economic standpoint, but then the other part of it is very much keeping up with the Joneses kind of mentality or keeping up with the McDonalds in this case. How do you actually ensure that you're meeting customer expectations because once customers get used to that slick experience, you pull into a random Taco Bell with a ten-year-old backlit WITH half of them are blown out and they're all scratched up and dingy, customers do notice that stuff? So I think there is a little bit of just leveling up that guest experience and it is going to be contagious.  All the big brands are really starting to think about how they do this, and I think now with the price of hardware coming down and the big players converting, so McDonald's is already there, RBI is rolling out across Burger King, Popeye's, and Tim Horton's, they're going to be the next big player to reach scale. It's really just a matter of when, and not if everyone's going to go digital on these drivers.  So let's talk about inside the store. We talked mostly about drive-thru displays, but inside the store, digital menu boards have been around a lot longer, but they're changing too because you're going to see a lot more service ordering and a lot more pickup and you need digital menu boards that have to also function as queue management or notification, right?  Jackie Walker: Yeah. So I think what's happening is there's actually a proliferation of use cases if you want to think about it that way. So the digital menu board at the front counter is really just about providing a menu to customers that are in the restaurant and you're right, it's pretty well understood. I think that's interesting when I talk to customers about drive-thru, they get really excited about its personalization, and the word I always pushed to use is optimization even more than personalization because you get the benefit for unknown guests as well. But once you get that working like a well-oiled machine, you start to understand customer behavior at the store level, you can actually apply those same principles at the front counter, right? So you're not targeting your messaging to an individual customer because that front counter board is meant to be a one-to-many experience, but you can 100% tailor that experience to the restaurant. So you can curate the menu for the types of purchase behavior that exists in that store or that type of store. So I think the front counter is going to continue to evolve, with regards to that, to become a little bit more curated benefiting from the investment at the drive-thru.  The kiosk is another huge piece. I laugh and I think we've talked about this before, when COVID started everyone thought, oh my God, it's like the death of kiosks, nobody's ever going to touch it, touch screen ever again. But actually, it's done quite the opposite as we've understood better, that face-to-face is much worse than touching a screen and using some hand sanitizer. But what's interesting is that from a rollout perspective. Brands still think of kiosks as very different from menu boards, which I find fascinating. The way that it ends up shaking out is, brands think about their mobile experience and most brands are furthest along on mobile ordering. Then when they think about kiosks, it's the app, but on a big screen and a lot of brands actually manage it that way. So it's not the in-store tech groups that are managing that kiosk, it's actually the digital groups, the customer experience, technology groups that are delivering them. And then you have the menu boards and they are very much firmly still in the restaurant technology side of the house. So there are different problems to solve altogether. I think more and more, there's going to be a little bit of consolidation across that. I always encourage customers to think about as you're doing drive-thru, you're building these mechanisms from a backend standpoint to actually deliver curated content and be smart in how you're merchandising product dynamically. There's absolutely a play for that on front counter boards and a play for that on kiosks, and the kiosk is after all another piece of in-store hardware, and then to your point, Dave, there are these other use cases, right?  So are brands going to start to put more queue management screens up like McDonald's has, where they have now served these customer numbers and they have the list for in-store and list for mobile. Do they start to do some things with digital displays near pickup areas as more and more customers are starting to use take-out options? I've even heard some thought around, are there going to be digital screens at mobile pickup? I'm still not sold on that one. Like a sign made out of metal does just great for, telling you a customer where they need to park. We'll see who's able to first define a use case that has a clear ROI for putting screens at those parking spots.  The last thing I wanted to ask about was some fundamentals around digital menu boards. One of the things that I've found through the years and seems to be getting better as people learn is you have these eye charts that they try to cram so much stuff into a single display that you really can't read anything and it's mentally overwhelming, you look at it and go, oh my God, I'll just order the thing that I've got in my head and get the hell out of here.  Is that sort of thing important? Color choices, font choices, certainly the volume of text, the size or point size, all those things? Jackie Walker: 100%. Yes, and I think I'm glad you asked this question because this is my favorite question, right? If you look at how most of the brands: McDonald's is a good example, Burger King is a good example. It looks like the problem they've been trying to solve is how do you jam all the shit that you had on six panels print now on to two or three digital screens. Like if you just look at it, you can see that's what they thought they were trying to do. Really the opportunity with digital menu boards is to get more precise about what the content is because you can have advanced analytics, you can link what you display to a customer to a transaction. You can start to have a much better data-driven merchandising strategy. So you can really think about the use case for the drive-thru, which to your point is you have a customer that's freaked out, they're going to be in front of that board for probably 10-15 seconds looking at it at a peak time before they start talking or the crew member starts talking to them. So if you're trying to show them 85 SKUs, there is no way that any human is understanding 85 SKUs in 10-15 seconds. So the opportunity is really about curation, and I think when we approach menu board design, we don't think about it from an old-school menu sings print menu point of view. We think about it from a digital frame of reference.  How do you guide wayfinding for a customer? How do you establish a kind of system design and a foundation that's going to allow the operator of the brand to substitute products in and out and see how they perform when they're in these different slots? Think about designing a poster, you think about designing a digital framework. I think curation is key. That's that to me really all of these personalization tactics that you talk about, it really comes back to how do I show less stuff that's more meaningful and the tactics are all different ways of getting at that problem. So I think that's what's most exciting about the move to digital menu boards is we can start playing there and as an industry get much smarter about how you actually serve the customer at that moment? How do you show them the least amount of information to get them through success? Either help them get what they wanted to get, they knew they wanted, or inspire them to try something new. Build tickets, improve their level of confidence. These are all the things that become front and center in this new digital menu board experience. All right. Super interesting. I appreciate you taking the time.  Jackie Walker: Lots of fun. Dave, always looking forward to talking to you soon and maybe meeting you in person.  Yes. If we ever travel once again and do things like Trade Shows.  Jackie Walker: Amen. Thanks so much, Dave.  

Blue Jays Talk
Sept. 12: Demolition Men

Blue Jays Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 31:18


Sho Alli and Josh Goldberg break down the Blue Jays' 22-7 win (yes, that's the correct score) over the Orioles at Camden Yards. They discuss the offensive explosion, Teoscar Hernandez blowing by the 100 RBI mark for the season, Steven Matz being ranked over Hyun-jin Ryu in the rotation, what to do about Trent Thornton, […]

Nats Chat
Game 141: Lead Slips Away in the 9th + Davey Martinez Suspended

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 45:55


The Nats coughed up their lead in Pittsburgh to fall 4-3 in a walk-off loss. Mark & Al dive into the bottom of the 9th where Patrick Murphy was unable to hold onto the edge. Should they have walked Colin Moran to load the bases with 1 out?(11:08) Josh Rogers threw a second consecutive solid outing for Washington as he lasted until the 7th inning.(15:24) Josh Bell was given a warm reception from Pirates fans in his first return to Pittsburgh since being dealt. Bell slugged his 26th HR of the season to lead the team.(23:40) Riley Adams had a RBI triple as he got the start behind the dish.  Should we be surprised he got the start over Keibert Ruiz?(27:28) A few hours before the game began; Sean Nolin (5 games) and Davey Martinez (1 game) were suspended for throwing at Freddie Freeman on Wednesday night.  Why wasn't Will Smith suspended as he began the whole brouhaha?(37:02) A preview of Josiah Gray's important start on Saturday as he looks to avoid a third straight poor outing. He will be facing Wil Crowe, who oddly enough was part of the trade package the Nats sent to Pittsburgh in return for Josh Bell.

Mistaken Identity w/ David & Frank
Fanatics Friday: Bill Madlock, 4 Time National League Batting Champion

Mistaken Identity w/ David & Frank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 55:04


In a 15-season career, Madlock, nicknamed "Mad Dog", compiled a .305 batting average with 2008 hits, 920 runs, 348 doubles, 163 home runs, 174 stolen bases, 605 bases on balls and 860 runs batted in (RBI).He's also 3 time All Star, World Series Champion and 4 time NL Batting Champion.Frank had the chance to interview one of baseball's best hitters earlier this year and with the Baseball Hall of Fame taking place, we thought it would be a good time to play our interview with former Cub Bill Madlock, who we think is HOF worthy!Fanatics Deal! 25% OffSure you can go around and tell everyone how dedicated you are to the Chicago Cubs, but there is a much easier way to get your point across. Let everyone you pass know that you are a born and bred Chicago Cubs fan with this Hometown Collection T-shirt! This tee boasts your team pride with Chicago Cubs graphics. There are many ways to show your spirit, but this way you won't lose your voice. Check  it out here.Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not reflect any team or sponsors. It's not business, it is personal.For more information of the podcast tshirt email Frank at fwalkerjr@me.comThe baseball season is over, soon, but the the fall line up of movies, player sessions and On Demand content to watch is just beginning on our Podcast membership site, starting at just $1! Check it out at www.patreon.com/mistakenidentitypodcast Watch our Schitt's Creeks show "Rolling Through Schitts" and other series at www.patreon.com/mistakenidentitypodcast Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mistakenidentitypodcast)

Nats Chat
Game 137: Kieboom Walk-off Hit After More Stevenson Heroics

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 31:39


The Nats walked off the Mets 4-3 with a Carter Kieboom single on Labor Day afternoon. Al & Mark analyze the exciting series finale that capped a five game stretch in the past four days.  For the third time over the holiday weekend, Andrew Stevenson came off the bench for a major hit in the final inning; this one a game tying RBI scoring.(12:12) Alcides Escobar had a game big on Monday as he notched a 1st inning triple and also narrowly scored the game tying run n the 9th.   Josh Bell also made strong contributions too; hear what Davey Martinez said about the first baseman's performance this season.(17:14) Patrick Corbin threw a solid outing as he stretched to seven innings and only issued one walk (did give up eleven hits to be fair).  Did having a veteran catcher behind the plate (Alex Avila) play any stabilizing role for Corbin?(25:07) Luis Garcia hit a an 8th inning triple and had five extra base hits in the series.  Does it look like the 2B job is his to lose next Spring?

Bat Flips and Maple Dips
BFMD Episode 154 - Semien & Gurriel Power Winning Streak

Bat Flips and Maple Dips

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 45:57


Triple Crown Watch! Vladdy is now leading the AL in average and is only 3 HR and 5 RBI behind the leaders. Winners of 5 in a row your Toronto Blue Jays have closed to within 3.5 games of the 1st Wild Card spot. Justin & Patrick are here to break down the sweep against the A's and game 1 victory against the Yankees. George Springer is clearly playing hurt but does his presence still benefit the lineup? Nate Pearson is back with the club. Hear our reactions to that and to Bryan Baker's debut. Marcus Semien is now the franchise record holder for HR by a 2nd baseman in a single season and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. just keeps producing runs.

Sox Machine
State of the White Sox pitching staff after Kansas City

Sox Machine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 68:40


Rundown Intro: How did Sunday go? 3:18: Should Jose Abreu be worried about his RBI title? 9:06: State of the White Sox Pitching Staff 24:55: What's going on with Dallas Keuchel Part II? 31:34: Game Situation - Kimbrel used in 7th inning 35:33: Oakland A's series preview 42:10: Current American League postseason picture 50:16: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nats Chat
Game 133: Rally in the 9th Not Enough + Bryce Harper Contract Q

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 50:36


The Nats lost 6-2 in ten innings to the Mets after Washington scored two runs in the ninth to force extras. Mark & Al dissect the final frames, highlighted by Andrew Stevenson's collision at home to score the tying run.(8:23) Riley Adams had a huge night at the plate while getting his first start at catcher since Keibert Ruiz was called up.  Adams got on base four times Friday evening, including three hits.  How will starts at catcher be parceled out for this series?(18:58) Juan Soto homered to give the Nationals their first run of the night in the bottom of the 9th.  He did however misplay a fly ball, which led to a bloop RBI triple.(30:10) Sean Nolin was solid as he only allowed two runs in five innings, despite a high pitch count.  Nolin has faced the Mets three times since August.  (38:31) Listener submitted question revisiting the Bryce Harper Free Agency debate from a few years back.  Harper hit the Nationals hard this season and is making a MVP push in his third season while with Philadelphia.  How does this affect Soto's situation?

Greeny
Hour 1: A Great Day For Mets Baseball

Greeny

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 42:27


Greeny weighed in on how great the day was for the Mets with Javy Baez apologizing and going on to have an RBI in the ninth inning and then scoring the game winning run. Plus, Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly is excited for Josh Allen and the Bill this season, and tells Greeny how he was part of the greatest draft class of all-time.  Also, Pat McAfee called out Hembo.

McNeil & Parkins Show
Parkins & Spiegel: Good things for both Tanney & Shane (Hour 4)

McNeil & Parkins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 41:16


In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel shared awesome news. Show producer Chris Tannehill has been tapped along with 670 teammate Herb Lawrence to host White Sox postgame shows during the playoffs! No one is more deserving. Also, executive producer Shane Riordan's Audacy softball team is headed to the championship game. Many people are more deserving. Later, the crew discussed the value of the RBI and listened as weekend host Steve Rosenbloom has a suggestion for the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Yanks Go Yard Podcast
Yankees Extend Streak to 12 Straight; Carlos Correa Leaving Astros?

Yanks Go Yard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 33:42


Adam Weinrib is on vacation so you've got Thomas Carannante bringing you the solo podcast episode on a VICTORY FRIDAY. Did you all stay up for that dramatic win over the Athletics? If you did, God bless, we have plenty to talk about. Aaron Boone's ejection. Homer central. Aaron Judge's clutch RBI single. Aroldis Chapman notching the save! Incredible run for the Bombers. And also ... Carlos Correa announced this week that this is his last year in Houston. Will this mentally affect the Astros down the stretch? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BSN Colorado Rockies Podcast
Connor Joe slams Cubs, Colorado Rockies salvage road win

BSN Colorado Rockies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 58:09


Connor Joe's grand slam and Brendan Rodger's 5 RBI performance miraculously lifted the Colorado Rockies over the Chicago Cubs in one of the most entertaining games in years.

Nats Chat
Game 121: Corbin's Gem Leads to 3rd Straight Win

Nats Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 41:23


The Nats won 4-1 in Milwaukee for their third consecutive victory.  Al & Mark finally have an opportunity to praise Patrick Corbin, who was fantastic against the first place Brewers. How did the Nationals possibly "fix his glitch"?(10:24) The bullpen had a good evening from three different relievers.  Is it OK to start feeling good about this young 'pen?(16:28) Many young guys stepped up Friday night including Riley Adams and Lane Thomas, who combined for 3 RBIs.  It was Adams' fourth straight start behind the plate and Mark explains how the current catching situation is shaping up.(21:09) Josh Bell was crucial in both ends of the 9th inning, but not how you would naturally assume.  He drew a RBI walk for a much needed insurance run and then made a great play defensively after Kyle Finnegan had a poor throw towards first base.(30:32) MLB Pipeline has updated their prospect rankings and the Nationals have four players in the top 100.  Washington fans should be encouraged at the lofty ranking already for Brady House.