#BESTOF2021: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is the new new on Wall Street. @RichardAEpstein. @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/creeping-coercion-under-stakeholder-banner 1941 TIMES SQUARE
Ever wonder why we watch the Big Ball drop in Times Square every New Year's Eve? Or why we bang pots and pans with wooden spoons at the stroke of midnight?This week, we take look at fun year-end traditions from around the world, not only for our entertainment, but also to look at how people all over the world leave old habits behind that no longer serve them, and welcome fresh, new possibilities for the coming year.Let us know how you and your family celebrate the New Year!____________________________________________________________________CHECK THIS OUT:Declutter all the toys in your toy room BEFORE they unwrap their gifts on Christmas morning! Sign up for the Toy Room Bootcamp on December 7th at 7pm EST! You'll learn how to:Map out your toy roomDeclutter and organize so that there is a home for every new toy coming in!Come *Live* and stay until the end to get the secret link to my mini-training: How to Make Toy Rotation Work! Sign up here!Connect with Diana and Zeenat: email: email@example.com Our Instagram: @organizing_with_ease_podcast Our Facebook: @OWE Podcast Our Websites:dsdeclutrr.comfireflybridge.com
Scott Case, general manager of The Knickerbocker, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about his luxury beaux arts property on Times Square which originally opened in 1906. Thoroughly updated with a modern interior décor, this hotel has a Charlie Palmer restaurant, a rooftop with spectacular views and enough history to intrigue anyone who loves historic hotels. For more information, visit www.theknickerbocker.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can be found on the Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.
The Pals x Zack Tabudlo Episode 246 - Presented By Hardbite Chips. Canadian based and every chip is made with no preservatives, no GMOs, no trans fat, no gluten, no cholesterol! Zack Tabudlo is a Filipino singer, songwriter, and producer from the Philippines. He is very much known for his participation in The Voice Kids Philippines. As the years progressed, Zack ventured into songwriting and music production. In 2020, he joined Island Records Philippines where he continued honing his identity as a musician by releasing songs such as Nangangamba, and Sigurado. In 2021, Zack released Binibini which took him to an even bigger stage.This single had him reign at the top of the Spotify charts for 6 consecutive weeks making it the longest-running #1 local track by a Filipino RADAR artist on The Philippines Top 50 Chart. It also topped the Global Viral chart for 4 consecutive weeks. These milestones earned Zack a billboard in Times Square, New York City, and Spotify Philippines hailed Binibini as the most streamed song of 2021, with Nangangamba being the 2nd most streamed local song. Zack also released his debut album Episode and his single Pano during the last quarter of 2021. These kept Zack on top, with Habang Buhay and Give Me Your Forever entering both local and international charts. Pano also reigned at the top of the Spotify charts for 9 consecutive weeks, breaking his previous record of 6 weeks with Binibini. As of 2022, Zack's debut album “Episode” has spent 7 weeks at #1 on Spotify's Weekly Top Albums in the Philippines. He is now actively collaborating with other OPM and international artists such as James TW, Billkin, James Reid, and Moira. Excel Study Beats Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/album/0jl79m67xRPJxn5dGDX7bj Follow him at @zack.tabudlo and us @thepalspodcast / @yourpalrick @danigalarneau
Yesterday, the Light the World Giving Machine campaign went global. The campaign, put on by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had their kickoff event in Times Square in New York City. Aaron Sherinian, senior vice president of global reach at Deseret Management Corporation, was there, and he joins to discuss the campaign which will have 61 locations in 7 countries.
Syrian journalist Alaa Ebrahim joins to discuss how we can be better discerning when consuming news about the Israel-Hamas war online; Nikki Haley gets a huge endorsement from a Charles Koch-affiliated group that will give her a major boost in the 2024 race; and the Light the World Giving Machine campaign went global with a stunning kickoff event in Times Square.
Ready to tune in to the frequency of divinity? On this compelling episode of True North Nation, we unpack the gravity of the calls that resonate in our lives, echoing from the divine. Join me, your host, Pastor Ed Snyder from Solid Rock Church in Irving, Texas, as we explore the various types of calls we hear and make in our daily lives. From the scriptures of 1 Peter and 2 Thessalonians, we underscore the paramount need to answer God's call without falling prey to distractions or regrets. Ever wondered what it means to recognize and respond to God's call? With a stirring analogy of a Native American discerning the sound of a cricket amidst the cacophony of Times Square, we illustrate the importance of attentive listening to God's call. We deliberate on the calling to be saints and disciples of Christ, drawing wisdom from Samuel's story. As we progress, we grapple with maintaining the equilibrium of loving others while stepping away from the shadows of worldly sin and darkness. We aim to kindle a spark within you, urging you to embrace your divine calling, understand your identity and purpose in the grand scheme, and separate yourself from worldly influences. Listen along as we guide you on this enlightening journey.Support the showThank you for listening! If you don't mind, please leave us a review here on our website or your favorite listening platform. Also, please consider supporting us by becoming a Membership Subscription of TNN. If you want to get some awesome coffee delivered to your door, check out fristcup.com/HealAmerica. Use our discount code TNN23 for an additional 10% off. Until next time, have a great day on purpose!Ed Snyder
Joy Kong, M.D. is a UCLA-trained, triple board-certified physician (by American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine). She is the president of Uplyft Longevity Center in Los Angeles, California, where she specializes in Antiaging medicine, esp. stem cell therapy and peptide therapy. Dr. Kong founded American Academy of Integrative Cell Therapy (AAICT) where she provides training to other physicians, and is the founder and CEO of Chara Biologics, a company dedicated to providing cutting-edge regenerative medicine products. She was recognized for her contribution to the field of regenerative medicine and named “Stem Cell Doctor of the Decade” in 2021. Dr. Kong's memoir Tiger of Beijing was named “2020 Book of the Year” and showcased at Times Square.
In today's episode we visit Times Square to share our review of Disney's Wish! Then we search the Disney store to see if there are any Disney characters looking for work. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thedisneyholics/message
This report covers the assassination of President Kennedy from all angles. Included are clips of the President at various events just prior to his death; Walter Cronkite of CBS News; Acting White House Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff; UPI Reporter Bill Hampton; Lyndon Johnson as he takes the oath and then delivers remarks at Andrews Air Force Base; Lee Harvey Oswald; Ted Callaway, who witnessed the shooting of Officer J.D. Tippit and picked Oswald out of a police lineup; two Dallas police officers who helped arrest Oswald; Dallas Police Sergeant Gerald Hill, who describes what was found on the 6th floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Martin Luther King; everyday citizens in Chicago and New York, including a policeman in Times Square; Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry; and Dallas Judge David Johnston. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein. Support this project on Patreon!
Hello hello my podcast friends. Today on Juskow in the City our seats were worth $1,700 to see Gutenberg the Musical with the great Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells. Was it worth that kind of price? Is anything? Back to the Future came close. Also, the big show at the Public Library (which looking at that statement in print is hilarious) and seeing a screening of the new documentary short with Sarah Silverman she executive produced. From Grand Central, to Times Square to the East Village - Juskow's all over this City this week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
New York Congressman Dan Goldman joins a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Florida this week to discuss gun control. Plus, tensions are rising at Columbia University from protests over the Israel-Hamas war. And, the New Jersey State Attorney General is investigating the mayor and police chief of Clark, a small town in Union County. Also, WNYC's Karen Yi reports on what it's like for kids navigating a new language at New York City public schools. And finally, a look into the NYPD's new robots patrolling the Times Square subway station.
Thanks to TikTok, China's Spy Balloon of the Internet and Propaganda Propagator, Osama Bin Laden has attracted groupies who are entranced by his hatred of America and want to follow in his footsteps to destroy it. In this episode of The Terrorist Therapist podcast, we will look at recent surreal events that have gone from bad to worse in terms of the increased threat of terrorism - now from homegrown Americans. We start with the Muslim in Times Square, who proclaimed on a loudspeaker, “We will not stop until Islam enters every home! So, I want you to repeat after me….!” and the throngs did with a deafening roar.Then we examine the phenomenon begun by TikTok so-called Influencers, who chose to post portions of Osama Bin Laden's "Letter to America” out of context - including only the most antisemitic statements and leaving the restbehind. They idolize Bin Laden like groupies idolize rock stars. But, this isn't the worst of it. Now some millennials and GenZ women are taking it even further. They are converting to Islam and posting it on social media - looking for attention and ‘likes'. So, now we don't only have to worry about Radical Islamist terrorists coming from the Middle East, or coming across our borders.We're also endangered by homegrown Americans obsessed with Bin Laden, his religion and his plans to destroy America. By the end, you'll come to understand why FBI Director Wray, in his recent statement to the House Committee on Homeland Security, said the “war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans… to a whole new level.”
From pipe dream, to reality, this process has been one for the books. Merely just a goal written down in a notebook less than a year ago, to being live on a big screen on Times Square in NYC and on best selling lists alongside some seriously massive names. This one's bigger than I could have even fathomed, which has me really excited for both my future & yours. We're capable of living bigger than we even have the capacity to dream, and here's the proof!
YOU ARE AS CLOSE TO THE FATHER AS YOU WANT TO BE In the early days of our evangelistic travels, Arlis and I found ourselves on the East Coast of this great country. With a few days between commitments, we joined two of our best friends and headed for the Big Apple. New York City. Times Square. The Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. New York pizza. And at the end of the day, Broadway and the hit show Evita. What a whirlwind day that was, so much so it's still clear in my memory. As we stood in line at the ticket booth, I realized our limited finances as gospel ministers required us to purchase the ticket on the top balcony. As we were ascending the levels of balconies, I knew now why they called it the "nosebleed section." My eyes were younger then, but I still couldn't recognize the faces I was looking at on the stage below me. The sad point of this whole story is I wanted to be closer to the performers, but I couldn't afford the ticket. The good news is that the ticket has already been paid for you to come as close as you want to your heavenly Father's throne and fellowship with him daily. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus made a way where they had not been a way before. Men and women before the cross could not boldly come before the throne of God like Paul declares we can do. Only after the resurrection could Jesus tell his disciples to ask largely from the Father, in the name of Jesus, and they would receive what they asked for. There are no excuses not to be as close as you want to be to the Father of all spirits and the Savior Jesus Christ. After all, in Matthew 7:7, Jesus said, "Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you seek and keep on seeking, and you will find knock, and keep on knocking at the door will be open for you." Don't let anyone discourage you from having a private personal relationship with the Father, so wonderfully intense and sweet that you won't have words to express the joy of it all. No one is in front of you; go on in. You're next in line. YOU CAN GIVE HERE: http://www.georgewatkinsministries.co... WEBSITE= http://www.georgewatkinsministries.co... FACEBOOK=https://www.facebook.com/FaithProduce... Faith Producers address: PO Bx 1006 Mt Vernon, WA 98273 FAITH PRODUCES AN INTERNATIONAL PODCAST https://faithproducers.podbean.com/ You can 'WALK' with George Watkins daily @ youtube.com/faithproducers faithproducers.com twitter.com/faithproducers Facebook.com/faithproducerstv faithproducers.com
EP: 64 On today's episode of Thrive Like a Parent Podcast, I have a friend I want to introduce you to, her name is Kelly Brock. She is a business mentor, a coach, a mom, a wife and frankly overall bad ass. Kelly has been an entrepreneur for 14 years now. She spent 10 years in network marketing and has even been on the billboard in Times Square. But, in her last years of network marketing, she developed anxiety and depression. This made it difficult for Kelly to function as she used to and for anybody who knew her at that moment, it would not have matched the identity that she saw for herself or that was portrayed online. There is definitely a difference between achieving your dreams and achieving those dreams while maintaining your mental health, balance, and authenticity. And that's literally exactly what Kelly does. And she does it in such a vulnerable and honest and beautiful way. And I've seen it firsthand. So a lot of what we want to tell you about today is entrepreneurship and finding the right people to work with, while keeping your authenticity and mental health a priority. It's important for everyone to know that you can be your own beautiful mess, yet still be a really awesome leader at the same time. It is possible to have that darkness but yet, what comes out of it is not icky and traumatizing but beautiful and healing and moving into alignment with, especially, entrepreneurship and business. You can be a human being and run a business, you can be a human being and be a leader. It is possible. Living in integrity is so crucially important to me, and having the trust of my community and knowing how important it is to find the support from humans who truly care, rather than just be a sales tactic or finding financial gains is what continues to motivate me in making a difference in people's lives while helping them thrive like a human. You can follow Kelly on Instagram @KellyBrock or you can go to her website www.kellybrockco.com XOXO, Dr. B
In the 1980s and '90s, Alicia Keys was a girl living with her mother in a small apartment off Times Square, with a dream of being a professional musician. Of course, we know how her life turned out. Keys is one of the creators of a new musical at The Public Theater inspired by her early life in Manhattan, featuring original music and lyrics. "Hell's Kitchen" tells the story of Ali (Maleah Joi Moon), a 17-year-old who wants to make it big. To discuss the show, we're joined by director Michael Greif, book writer Kristoffer Diaz, and music supervisor Adam Blackstone. "Hell's Kitchen" opens on Monday and runs through January 14.
Over the last month, a compelling global poster campaign has emerged, gripping cities and towns worldwide with its poignant message. These posters, emblazoned with the word "Kidnapped" in bold letters, feature some of the 240 people abducted from Israel into the Gaza strip by Hamas on October 7. This campaign, now viral, transcends language barriers, its message echoing through the streets from Times Square billboards to remote corners of the world. The faces on these posters not only symbolize the heinous act committed by Hamas but also reflect the deep longing and hope of families for the safe return of their loved ones. In this episode, visual poet Nitzan Mintz and street artist Dede Bandaid join Ron Steslow to discuss their work and the poster campaign. (02:05) Nitzan and Dede discuss their early careers and influences (10:56) Insights into the conception and motivation behind their moving poster campaign (18:18) The process of creating and distributing the posters, and the challenges faced (31:25) How media coverage influenced public perception and the campaign's impact (37:50) Their reactions to people vandalizing and ripping down the posters (48:23) How you can get involved and support the campaign (51:18) Nitzan and Dede share the emotional toll and their commitment to this effort If you'd like to put up posters, you can download them here: kidnappedfromisrael.com Follow Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonSteslow Follow Dede, Nitzan, and the campaign on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kidnappedfromisrael/ https://www.instagram.com/nitzanmintz/ https://www.instagram.com/dedebandaid/ Email questions and thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In "Gangsterland," historian David Pietrusza tours the Big Apple's rotten core. The Roaring Twenties blaze and sparkle with Times Square's bright lights and showgirls, but its dark shadows mask a web of notorious gangsters ruling New York City.
On a special episode of the Sara Carter show, Sara sits down with former Department of Health and Human Services employee Carlos Arellano. After witnessing the corruption and neglect in our immigration and refugee program firsthand, Arellano blew the whistle and is going public with his shocking stories from the inside.As a manager of a "Migrant Hotel" near Times Square in New York City, Arellano saw children in the care of strangers exposed to hard drugs and violence almost daily. He also saw American officials show a complete lack of interest in ensuring sponsors of children were properly vetted or that proper order was maintained. Supervisors were absent or seen only when collecting their six-figure salaries. Arellano saw the disgusting state of our immigration system from the inside and shares it all on today's Sara Carter Show.Arellano also shares his experience under the Trump administration and the drastic changes that happened once President Biden took his oath of office.Please visit our great sponsors:Allegiance Goldhttps://protectwithsara.comClick or Call 877-702-7272 to tell them Sara sent you and get $5,000 of free silver on a qualifying purchase. Beamhttps://shopbeam.com/saracarterTry Beam's best-selling Dream Powder and save up to 50% for a limited time with code SARACARTER.Express VPNhttps://expressVPN.com/saraProtect yourself online with an extra 3 months FREE. Time Stamps:1:50 They don't care about you or your money6:02 Carlos Arellano joins the Sara Carte Show8:33 Carlos's Role at the Hotel13:09 An abused child17:22 Managing a migrant hotel20:36 Regular guests are left out in the cold23:06 The money situation25:22 They come after you for being a whistleblower29:12 I am going to blow the whistle33:40 There was a drunk ten-year-old35:29 Hispanics are not just Democrats37:39 NGOs losing big contracts41:40 No Refugee Resettlement Oversight43:35 Verifying a sponsor47:41 How will this be fixed?49:34 What is next for Carlos?51:25 Show Close
As the name implies, we spend the majority of the episode discussing JK's appearance on the Today Show, Jimmy Fallon, and his surprise Times Square concert. We also briefly discuss Namjoon's deleted Instagram story. Our socials: Instagram: @girlzwithfunpod Twitter:@girlzwithfunpod Facebook: Girlz With Fun Podcast Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/girlzwithfunpod)
After spending more than a decade on the wrong path, working a 9-5 he didn't love he realized how many others in the world are just like him and need someone to step in and fight for them. Masculinity is under attack in today's society, and Nico fearlessly champions strong men. Although others might see Nico's content as blunt unapologetic and "controversial" it brings back the fundamentals of when men were allowed to be men. What was once a standard way of living, is now villainized. As a leader in today's society Nico has been featured on many online publications, and podcasts that have hundreds of millions of views, and featured in Times Square in NYC and it's just the beginning. He's a published author titled: Purpose: How following your personal legend is the answer to your midlife crisis.”. Aimed at men between the ages of 30 to 45 who already possess The 5 Virtues of a good man. Provider, protector, courage, temperance, and faith. Now facing an existential crisis referred to by many as the midlife crisis, these men are realizing that they are one day going to die. Until that day... Nico will be fighting for all men to reclaim their manliness until his very last breath, whether that means getting canceled, banned - Nico's ready to do what's right. Connect with Nico: Website: https://nicolagan.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realnicolagan/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolagan/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicolagan Grab Nico's audiobook FREE here: https://nicolagan.com/publications/ Please leave a 5 Star Written Apple review if you enjoyed the podcast and share the link with family and friends https://apple.co/3dGfnNs Connect with Steve: Website: https://lifeafteraddictionandindictment.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/swcloward Linkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/stevecloward TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stevewcloward Struggling with your mindset? Grab a FREE copy of Steve's ebook, Mindset is the Master: https://www.mindsetisthekey.net/
On today's Quick Start podcast: NEWS: IDF Makes Shocking Discovery in Gaza, GOP Contender DROPS Out, Christians Flock to Times Square MAIN THING: Sharing Gospel on Military Bases LAST THING: Psalm 121 SHOW LINKS: CBN News https://www2.cbn.com/news Faithwire https://www.faithwire.com/ CBN News YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@CBNnewsonline Email us! QuickStartPodcast@cbn.org
It's Monday, November 13th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Adam McManus Why Nigeria tops list of 2023 Worst Persecutors Appearing on Washington Watch, the Family Research Council radio show, Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, explained that Nigeria, Africa now tops the list of the 2023 Worst Persecutors of countries worldwide, edging out North Korea. KING: “Well, North Korea can always be number one or two on the list. We wanted to move Nigeria to the top. “If you look at the last 20 years, imagine up to 100,000 Christians killed, 3.5 million farmers pushed off their lands their land stolen. And this is all from radical Islamists. The mindbender in all this is that, year after year, they come to Washington and they say, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is such a hard problem to tackle. We're doing our best. Maybe if you sent more money or arms, we could do a better job.' “To scale these numbers up to the United States, imagine if in the last 20 years, 400,000 Christians had been murdered, and 18 million people kicked out of their homes and the government never does anything. The reason is because the Islamists are embedded in the government and they control the security organs of the state -- that's Intel, that's police, army, etc. So, Washington, I think, is slowly waking up to this and saying this is actually a religious conflict. They didn't actually even see that before.” The 88-page report documenting the world's most oppressive countries for Christians. Between 200 and 300 million Christians live under persecution – attacks, arrests, forced conversions, denial of rights and more – fueled by radical Islam, communist regimes, discrimination, and plain evil. Pro-Hamas mob shuts down NYC's Grand Central Station Christian talk show host Todd Starnes reports that New York City's Grand Central Terminal was shut down on Saturday after thousands of pro-Hamas demonstrators, wearing headscarves, stormed the historic building. PROTESTORS: (yelling) “Shut it down. Shut it down.” NEW YORK POLICE: “This is the New York City Police Department. You are unlawfully obstructing pedestrian traffic. You are ordered to disperse now to allow the safe flow of pedestrian traffic. If you do so voluntarily, no charges will be placed against you. If you refuse to disperse, you will be placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.” Viral News NYC tweeted, “Pro-Hamas and pro-Palestinians rioters break windows, spit, and kick cops.” Elsewhere in New York City, violent demonstrators clashed with Jews in Times Square and Columbus Circle outside Central Park. An Israeli flag was set on fire and fake blood was thrown on the front doors of The New York Times. The Netherlands: Abortions up almost 15% in 2022 According to the Dutch Healthcare and Youth Inspectorate, the number of abortions in the Netherlands increased by almost 15% last year, reports Evangelical Focus. The rise in mothers between 25 and 35 years of age who kill their unborn babies was up by 23%. And 13% more teenage mothers chose to abort their children. Proverbs 24:11 says, “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” DeSantis remains number one challenger to Trump According to a RealClearPolitics.com average of polls of Republican presidential contenders between October 17th and November 5th, Donald Trump polled at 58.5% among likely GOP voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in at 14.4%, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley at 9%, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy at 4.7%. Last Wednesday in Miami, NBC hosted the third Republican presidential debate which Trump chose not to attend. DeSantis, who has been endorsed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, spoke decisively on key issues like Bidenomics. DeSANTIS: “I'm going to take all the executive orders, the regulations, everything involving Bidenomics, and I'm going to rip it up and I'm going to throw it in the trashcan on Day One where it belongs.” The Florida governor spoke to our southern border. DeSANTIS: “I'm sending the U.S. military to the border. I'm going to stop the invasion cold. If someone in the drug cartels is sneaking fentanyl across the border when I'm president, that's going to be the last thing they do. We're going to shoot them stone cold dead.” DeSantis addressed Hamas-supporting students here in America on a student visa. DeSANTIS: “If you are here on a student visa, as a foreign national, and you're making common cause with Hamas, I'm canceling your visa and I'm sending you home.” And he appealed directly to the voter. DeSANTIS: “I will take the arrows. I will take the barbs because it's not about me. It's about you. It's not about the past. It's about your future. I will always put service above self as President. And, as your president, I will not let you down.” Sen. Joe Manchin not to seek re-election, possible presidential run Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, age 76, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2024, reports TheHill.com. MANCHIN: “After months of deliberation and long conversation with my family, I believe in my heart of hearts that I have accomplished what I set out to do for West Virginia. I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate.” He was staring down the toughest electoral challenge of his Senatorial career, as West Virginia Republican Governor Jim Justice has increasingly become the favorite to win next year. However, Manchin has long flirted with a 2024 presidential bid with an upstart centrist party, called No Labels, that has shown interest in fielding a bipartisan presidential ticket. Good cardiovascular health can knock six years off your biological age And finally, good cardiovascular health can knock six years off your biological age, reports Good News Network. A team from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City tested the American Heart Association's Essential 8 checklist and the effects of sticking to it. To take care of the heart and blood vessels, which are linked to many diseases, adopt the Essential 8 habits: healthy sleep, not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet, healthy body weight, and healthy blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. The study, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia, examined 6,500 adults from varying backgrounds and found that when people abided by the Essential 8 they tested six years younger biologically than their actual age. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Paul asks, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, November 13th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Alex Pereira braves Times Square. Jessica Andrade perfects her craft. Mackenzie Dern, Jiri Prochazka and Sergei Pavlovich open up at media day. All four belt contenders – Pereira, Prochazka, Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall – attend the official presser. Don't miss UFC 295 on Saturday, November 11.
Episode #353: Embark on a rollercoaster of emotions with JM Ryerson in the latest episode of the Let's Go Win Podcast, featuring the unequivocally outspoken Nico Lagan. Dive deep into a conversation that navigates through the ebbs and flows of emotions - happiness, sadness, and yes, even anger, but one that is imperative to be shared and heard in today's times. Why Tune In?Bold Opinions: Nico doesn't hold back! Engage with strong, potentially polarizing viewpoints that promise to ignite a fire of reflection within you.Emotional Spectrum: Be prepared to traverse through a spectrum of emotions, ensuring an episode that is anything but mundane.Vital Conversations: Engage in discussions that the world shies away from but desperately needs to engage in. Episode Highlights:Discipline Over Motivation: Explore why discipline is the unsung hero that consistently trumps motivation, especially when the going gets tough.Masculinity Unveiled: Dive into an earnest discussion about the pivotal role of masculinity, its recent challenges, and why it's crucial to preserve its essence.Courage - The Paramount Virtue: Discover why courage stands tall as the most vital virtue and how it subtly underpins our everyday decisions and actions. Join Us: Be a part of this uplifting conversation that is bound to leave you pondering, questioning, and possibly, reshaping your own beliefs and values. The Let's Go Win Podcast is not just a show; it's a movement towards understanding, reflection, and unabashedly authentic conversations. Connect: Don't forget to subscribe, like, and share our podcast to spread these vital conversations further! Connect with us on [Social Media/Website] for more updates and behind-the-scenes peeks!Bio:Nico Lagan is a prominent entrepreneur, men's coach, and host of the controversial podcast, "The Nico Lagan Show." He gained recognition for his work, including being featured in Times Square. Nico has been on a year-long journey across the United States with his girlfriend and rescue dog, visiting various corners of the country. Before embarking on this trip, he spent over two and a half years living in the Canadian wilderness, with 1.5 years of it spent in solitude in a log house atop a mountain.Nico's past was marked by a lack of a positive masculine figure in his life, leading him down a destructive path as an addict and drug dealer. After more than a decade on the wrong track, he underwent a transformation and now dedicates himself to helping men who have experienced similar struggles. He believes that masculinity is under attack in today's society and strives to promote traditional notions of strong men through his content, which some consider blunt and controversial. Nico has been featured in various publications, podcasts with millions of views, and even in Times Square in New York City. He is also a published author of a book called "Purpose: How following your personal legend is the answer to your midlife crisis," aimed at men aged 30 to 45 who embody the five virtues of a good man: provider, protector, courage, temperance, and faith. Nico is committed to advocating for men's well-being and traditional masculinity, no matter the challenges he may face in doing so.Contact Nico:Website: https://nicolagan.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/realnicolagan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realnicolaganYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nicolagan
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You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoDeirdra Walsh, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Park City, UtahRecorded onOctober 18, 2023About Park CityClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Vail ResortsLocated in: Park City, UtahYear founded: 1963Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass: unlimited* Epic Local Pass: unlimited with holiday blackouts* Tahoe Local: five non-holiday days combined with Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Keystone* Epic Day Pass: access with All Resorts tierClosest neighboring ski areas: Deer Valley (:04), Utah Olympic Park (:09), Woodward Park City (:11), Snowbird (:50), Alta (:55), Solitude (1:00), Brighton (1:08) – or just ski between them all; travel times vary massively pending weather, traffic, and time of yearBase elevation: 6,800 feetSummit elevation: 9,998 feet at the top of Jupiter (can hike to 10,026 on Jupiter Peak)Vertical drop: 3,226 feetSkiable Acres: 7,300 acresAverage annual snowfall: 355 inchesTrail count: 330+ (50% advanced/expert, 42% intermediate, 8% beginner)Lift count: 41 (2 eight-passenger gondolas, 1 pulse gondola, 1 cabriolet, 6 high-speed six-packs, 10 high-speed quads, 5 fixed-grip quads, 7 triples, 4 doubles, 3 carpets, 2 ropetows – view Lift Blog's inventory of Park City's lift fleet)View historic Park City trailmaps on skimap.org.Why I interviewed herAn unfortunate requirement of this job is concocting differentiated verbiage to describe a snowy hill equipped with chairlifts. Most often, I revert to the three standbys: ski area, mountain, and resort/ski resort. I use them interchangeably, as one may use couch/sofa or dinner/supper (for several decades, I thought oven/stove to be a similar pairing; imagine my surprise to discover that these words described two separate parts of one familiar machine). But that is problematic, of course, because while every enterprise that I describe is some sort of ski area, only around half of them are anywhere near an actual mountain. And an even smaller percentage of those are resorts. Still, I swap the trio around like T-shirts in the world's smallest wardrobe, hoping my readers value the absence of repetition more than they resent the mental gymnastics required to consider 210-vertical-foot Snow Snake, Michigan a “ski resort.”But these equivalencies introduce a problem when I get to Park City. At 7,300 acres, Park City sprawls over 37 percent more terrain than Vail Mountain, Vail Resorts' second-largest U.S. ski area, and the fourth-biggest in the nation overall. To call this a “ski area” seems inadequate, like describing an aircraft carrier as a “boat.” Even “mountain” feels insubstantial, as Park City's forty-some-odd lifts shoots-and-ladder their way over at least a dozen separate summits. “Ski resort” comes closest to capturing the grandeur of the whole operation, but even that undersells the experience, given that the ski runs are directly knotted to the town below them – a town that is a ski town but is also so much more.In recent years, “megaresort” has settled into the ski lexicon, usually as a pejorative describing a thing to be avoided, a tourist magnet that has swapped its soul for a Disney-esque welcome mat. “Your estimated wait time to board the Ultimate Super Summit Interactive 4D 8K Turbo Gondola is [one hour and 45 minutes]”. The “megas,” freighted with the existential burden of Epic and Ikon flagships, carry just a bit too much cruise ship mass-escapism and Cheesecake Factory illusions of luxe to truly capture that remote wilderness fantasy that is at least half the point of skiing. Right?Not really. Not any more than Times Square captures the essence of New York City or the security lines outside the ballpark distill the experience of consuming live sports. Yes, this is part of it, like the gondola lines winding back to the interstate are part of peak-day Park City. Those, along with the Epic Pass or the (up to) $299 lift ticket, are the cost of admission. But get through the gates, and a sprawling kingdom awaits.I don't know how many people ski Park City on a busy day. Let's call it 20,000. The vast majority of them are going to spend the vast majority of their day lapping the groomers, which occupy a small fraction of Park City's endless varied terrain. With its cascading hillocks, its limitless pitch-perfect glades, its lifts shooting every which way like hammered-together contraptions in some snowy realm of silver-miners - their century-old buildings and conveyor belts rising still off the mountain – Park City delivers a singular ski experience. Call it a “mountain,” a “ski area,” a “ski resort,” or a “megaresort” – all are accurate but also inadequate. Park City, in the lexicon of American skiing, stands alone.What we talked aboutPark City's deep 2022-23 winter; closing on May 1; skiing Missouri; Lake Tahoe; how America's largest ski area runs as a logistical and cultural unit; living through the Powdr-to-Vail ownership transition; the awesome realization that Park City and Canyons were one; Vail's deliberate culture of women's empowerment; the history and purpose of those giant industrial structures dotting Park City ski area; how you can tour them; the novel relationship between the ski area and the town at its base; Park City's Olympic legacy; thoughts on future potential Winter Olympic Games in Utah and at Park City; why a six-pack and an eight-pack chairlift scheduled for installation at Park City last year never happened; where those lifts went instead; whether those upgrades could ever happen; the incoming Sunrise Gondola; the logic of the Over And Out lift; Red Pine Gondola improvements; why the Jupiter double is unlikely to be upgraded anytime soon; Town Lift; reflecting on year one of paid parking; and the massive new employee housing development at Canyons. Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewIf only The Storm had existed in 2014. Because wouldn't that have been fun? Hostile takeovers are rare in skiing. You normally can't give a ski area (sorry, a super-megaresort) away. Vail taking this one off Powdr's lunch tray is kind of amazing, kind of sad, kind of disturbing, and kind scary. Like, did that really happen? It did, so onward we go.Walsh, as it happened, worked at Park City at the time, though in a much different role, so we talked about what is was like to live through the transition. But two other events shape our modern perception of Park City: The Olympics and The Lifts.The Olympics, of course, came to Park City in 2002. On this podcast a few weeks back, Snowbird General Manager Dave Fields outlined the dramatic changes the Games wrought on Utah skiing. Suddenly, everyone on the planet realized that a half dozen ski resorts that averaged between 300 and 500 inches of snow per winter were lined up 45 minutes from a major international airport on good roads. And they were like, “Wait that's real?” And they all starting coming – annual Utah skier visits have more than doubled since the Olympics, from around 3 million in winter 2001-02 to more than 7 million in last year's amazing ski season. Which is cool. But the Olympics are (probably) coming back to Salt Lake, in 2030 or 2034, and Park City will likely be a part of them again. So we talk about that.The Lifts refers to this story that I covered last October:Last September, Vail Resorts announced what was likely the largest set of single-season lift upgrades in the history of the world: $315-plus million on 19 lifts (later increased to 21 lifts) across 14 ski areas. Two of those lifts would land in Park City: a D-line eight-pack would replace the Silverlode six, and a six-pack would replace the Eagle and Eaglet triples. Two more lifts in a town with 62 of them (Park City sits right next door to Deer Valley). Surely this would be another routine project for the world's largest ski area operator.It wasn't. In June, four local residents – Clive Bush, Angela Moschetta, Deborah Rentfrow, and Mark Stemler – successfully appealed the Park City Planning Commission's previous approval of the lift projects.“The upgrades were appealed on the basis that the proposed eight-place and six-place chairs were not consistent with the 1998 development agreement that governs the resort,” SAM wrote at the time. “The planning commission also cited the need for a more thorough review of the resort's comfortable carrying capacity calculations and parking mitigation plan, finding PCM's proposed paid parking plan at the Mountain Village insufficient.”So instead of rising on the mountain, the lifts spent the summer, in pieces, in the parking lot. Vail admitted defeat, at least temporarily. “We are considering our options and next steps based on today's disappointing decision—but one thing is clear—we will not be able to move forward with these two lift upgrades for the 22-23 winter season,” Park City Mountain Resort Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Deirdra Walsh said in response to the decision.One of the options Vail apparently considered was trucking the lifts to friendlier locales. Last Wednesday, as part of its year-end earnings release, Vail announced that the two lifts would be moved to Whistler and installed in time for the 2023-24 ski season. The eight-pack will replace the 1,129-vertical-foot Fitzsimmons high-speed quad on Whistler, giving the mountain 18 seats (!) out of the village (the lift runs alongside the 10-passenger Whistler Village Gondola). The six-pack will replace the Jersey Cream high-speed quad on Blackcomb, a midmountain lift with a 1,230-foot vertical rise. These will join the new Big Red six-pack and 10-passenger Creekside Gondola going in this summer on the Whistler side, giving the largest ski area on the continent four new lifts in two years. …Meanwhile, Park City skiers will have to continue riding Silverlode, a sixer dating to 1996, and Eagle, a 1993 Garaventa CTEC triple (the Eaglet lift, unfortunately, is already gone). The vintage of the remaining lifts don't sound particularly creaky, but both were built for a different, pre-Epic Pass Park City, and one that wasn't connected via the Quicksilver Gondola to the Canyons side of the resort. Vail targeted these choke points to improve the mountain's flow. But skiers are stuck with them indefinitely.On paper, Vail remains “committed to resolving our permit to upgrade the Eagle and Silverlode lifts in Park City.” I don't doubt that. But I wonder if the four individuals who chose to choke up this whole process understand the scale of what they just destroyed. Those two lifts, combined, probably cost somewhere around $50 million. Minimum. Maybe the resort will try again. Maybe it won't. Surely Vail can find a lot of places to spend its money with far less friction.All of which I thought was rather hilarious, for a number of reasons. First, stopping an enormous project on procedural grounds for nebulous reasons is the most U.S. American thing ever. Second, the more these sorts of over-the-top stall tactics are wielded for petty purposes (ski areas need to be able to upgrade chairlifts), the more likely we are to lose them, as politicians who never stop bragging about how “business-friendly” Utah is look to streamline these pesky checks and balances. Third, Vail unapologetically yanking those things out of the parking lot and hauling them up to BC was the company's brashest move since it punched Powdr in the face and took its resort away. It was harsh but necessary, a signal that the world keeps moving around the sun even when a small group of nitwits want it to stop on its axis.Questions I wish I'd askedOn Scott's Bowl accessI wanted to ask Walsh about the strange fact that Scott's Bowl and West Scott's Bowl – two high-alpine sections off Jupiter, suddenly closed in 2018 and stayed shut for four years. This story from the Park Record tells it well enough:Park City Mountain Resort on Tuesday said a high-altitude swath of terrain has reopened more than three years after a closure caused by the inability of the resort and the landowner to reach a lease agreement. …PCMR in December of 2018 indefinitely closed the terrain. The closure also included terrain located between Scott's Bowl and Constellation, a nearby ski run. The resort at the time of the closure said the landowner opted not to renew a lease. There had been an agreement in place for longer than 14 years, PCMR said at the time.A firm called Silver King Mining Company, with origins dating to Park City's silver-mining era, owns the land. The lease and renewals had been struck between the Gallivan family-controlled Silver King Mining Company and Powdr Corp., the former owner of PCMR. A representative of Silver King Mining Company in late 2018 indicated the firm traditionally accepted lift passes as compensation for the use of the land.The lease went to Vail Resorts when it acquired PCMR. The two sides negotiated a one-year extension but were unable at the time to reach a long-term agreement, the Silver King Mining Company side said in late 2018.Land ownership, particularly in the west, can be a wild patchwork. The majority of large western ski areas sit on National Forest Service land, but Park City (and neighboring Deer Valley), do not. While this grants them some developmental advantages over their neighbors in the Cottonwoods, who sit mostly or entirely on public land, it also means that sprawling Park City has more landlords than it would probably like.On Park City Epic Pass accessThis is the first Vail Resorts interview in a while where I haven't asked the question about Epic Pass access. I don't have a high-minded reason for that – I simply ran out of time.On the strange aversion to safety bars among Western U.S. skiersWhen you ski in Europe or, to a lesser-extent, the Northeastern U.S., skiers lower the chairlift safety bar reflexively, and typically before the carrier has exited the loading terminal. While I found this jarring when I first moved to New York from the Midwest – where safety bars remain rare – I quickly adapted, and now find it disconcerting to ride a chair without one.This whole dynamic is flipped in the West, where a sort of tough-guy bravado prevails, and skiers tend to ride with the safety bar aloft as a matter of stubborn pride. Many seem shocked, even offended, when I announce that I'm lowering it (and I always announce it, and bring it down slowly). Perhaps they are afraid their friends will see them riding with a lame tourist. It's all a bit tedious and stupid. I've had a few incidents where I've passed out for mysterious reasons. If that happens on a chairlift, I'd rather not die before I regain consciousness. So I like the bar. Vail Resorts, however, mandates that all employees lower the safety bar when in uniform. That doesn't mean they always do it. This past January, a Park City ski patroller died when a tree fell on the Short Cut liftline, flinging him into a snowbank, where he suffocated. Utah Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) fined the resort a laughably inadequate sum of $2,500 for failing to clear potential hazards around the lift. UOSH's report did not indicate whether the patroller, 29-year-old Christian Helger, had lowered his safety bar, and experts who spoke to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City said that it may not have mattered. “With that type of hit from the weight of that type of a tree with that much snow on it, I don't know that the safety bar would have prevented this incident,” Travis Heggie, a Bowling Green State University professor, told the station.Fair enough. But a man is dead, and understanding the exact circumstances surrounding his death may help prevent another in the future. This is why airplane travel is so safe – regulators consider every factor of every tragedy to engineer similar failures out of future flights. We ought to be doing the same with chairlifts.Chairlifts are, on the whole, very safe to ride. But accidents, when they do happen, can be catastrophic. Miroslava “Mirka” Lewis, a former Stevens Pass employee, recently sued Vail Resorts after a fall from one of Stevens Pass' antique Riblet chairs in January of 2022 left her permanently disabled. From a local paper out of Everett, Washington:The lawsuit claims the ski lift Lewis was operating was designed in the 1960s by Riblet Tramway Company and lacked several safety precautions now considered standard in modern lifts. The lift suspended two chairs from a single pole in the center, with no safety bars or bails on the outside to confine passengers.Lewis suffered a traumatic brain injury, collapsed lung, four fractured vertebrae and other severe injuries, according to the complaint. She required multiple surgeries on her breasts and knees.The plaintiff also reportedly had to relearn how to speak, walk and write due to the severity of her injuries.It is unclear which lift Lewis was riding, but two centerpole Riblets remained at the resort last January: Kehr's and Seventh Heaven. Kehr's has since been removed. Vail Resorts, as a general policy, retrofits all of its chairlifts with safety bars, but these chairs' early-1960s recessed centerpole design is impossible to retrofit. So the lifts remain in their vintage state. It's a bit like buying a '57 Chevy – damn, does that thing look sweet, but if you drive it into a tree, you're kinda screwed without that seatbelt.Vail Resorts, by retrofitting its chairlifts and mandating employee use, has done more than probably any other entity to encourage safety bar use on chairlifts. But the industry, as a whole, could do more. In the east, safety bar use has been normalized by aggressive enforcement from lift crews and ski patrol and, in some cases (Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York), state laws mandating their use. Yet, across the West and the Midwest, hundreds of chairlifts still lack safety bars, let alone enforcement. That, in turn, discourages normalization of their use, and contributes to the blasé and dismissive attitude among western skiers, many of whom view the contraptions as extraneous.Technology can eventually resolve the issue for us – the new Burns high-speed quad at Deer Valley and the new Camelot six-pack at The Highlands in Michigan both drop the bar automatically, and raise it just before unload. But that's two chairlifts, at two very high-end resorts, out of 2,400 or so spinning in America. That technology is too expensive to apply at scale, and will be for the foreseeable future.So what to do? I think it starts with dismantling the tough-guy resistance. There are echoes here of the shift to widespread helmet use. Twenty years ago, almost no one, including me, wore helmets when skiing. I held out for a particularly long time – until 2016. But wearing them is the norm now, even among Western Bro Brahs. As the leader of a major Vail ski area who has watched the resort evolve first-hand, I think Walsh would have some valuable insights here into the roots of bar resistance and how Vail is tackling it, but we just didn't have the time to get into it.What I got wrongI noted that Nadia Guerriero, who appeared on this podcast last year as the VP/COO of Beaver Creek, had “transitioned to a regional leadership role.” That role is senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Resorts' Rockies Region.Park City personnel also provided a few clarifications following our conversation:* When discussing our 2023 closing date and “All the Way to May!” Deirdra said we had already extended our season by a week. In fact, our first extension was for two weeks: from April 9 to April 23. On April 12, we announced an additional eight days.* When discussing how we memorialize our Olympic legacy, Deirdra stated, “We have a mountain in the base area.” That should have been “monument.”* When discussing our lift upgrade permit, Deirdra said, “Our permit was upheld.” This should have been EITHER withheld, OR “The appeal was upheld.”Why you should ski Park CityPark City is a version of something that America needs a lot more of: a walkable community integrated with the ski area above it in a meaningful and seamless way. In Europe, this is the norm. In U.S. America, the exception. Only a few towns give you that experience: Telluride, Aspen, Red River. Park City is worth a visit for that experience alone – of sliding to the street, clicking out of your skis, and walking to the bar. It's novel and unexpected here in the land of King Car, but it feels very natural and right when you do it.The skiing, of course, is outstanding. There's less chest-thumping here than up in the Cottonwoods – less snow, too – but still plenty of steep stuff, plenty of glades, plenty of tucked-away spots where you look around and wonder where everyone went. Zip around off McConkey's or Jupiter or Tombstone or Ninety-Nine 90 or Super Condor and you'll find it. This is not Snowbird-off-the-Cirque stuff, but it's pretty good.But what Park City really is, at its core, is one of the world's great intermediate ski kingdoms. I'm talking here about King Con and Silverlode, the amazing jumble of blues skier's right off Tombstone, Saddleback and Dreamscape and Iron Mountain. You can ride express lifts pretty much everywhere as you skip around the low-angle glory. The mountain does not shoot skyward with the drama of Jackson or Palisades or Snowbird or Aspen. It rises and falls, rolls on forever, gifting you, off each summit, another peak to ride to.Before Vail bought it and stapled the resort together with the Canyons, no one talked about Park City in such epic – no pun intended – terms. It was just another of dozens of very good western ski areas. But that combination with its neighbor created something vast and otherworldly, six-and-a-half miles end-to-end, a scale that cannot be appreciated in any way other than to go ski it.Podcast NotesOn Vail's target opening and closing datesIn previous seasons, Vail Resorts would release target opening and closing dates for all of its ski areas. Perhaps traumatized by short seasons, particularly in the Midwest, the company released only target opening dates, and only for its largest ski areas, for 2023:The remainder of its ski areas, “expect to open consistent with target dates shared in years past,” according to a Vail Resorts press release.On Hidden Valley, MissouriWalsh's first ski experience was at Hidden Valley, a 320-footer just west of St. Louis. It's one of just two ski areas in Missouri (both of which Vail owns). Vail happened to acquire this little guy in the 2019 Peak Resorts acquisition. Here's a trailmap:Not to be confused, of course, with Vail's other Hidden Valley, which is stashed in Pennsylvania:Rather than renaming one or the other of these, I am actually in favor of just massively confusing everything by renaming every mountain in the portfolio “Vail Mountain” followed by its zip code. On the Vail-Powdr transitionI'll reset this 2019 story from the Park Record that I initially shared in the article accompanying my podcast conversation with Mount Snow GM Brian Suhadolc in August, who also worked at Park City during Vail's takeover from Powdr:In some circles, though, the whispers had already started that something was afoot, and perhaps not right, at PCMR. Powdr Corp. for some unknown reason was negotiating a sale of its flagship resort, the most prevalent of the rumblings held. The CEO of Powdr Corp., John Cumming, late in 2011 had publicly stated there was not a deal involving PCMR under negotiation, telling Park City leaders during a Marsac Building appearance in December of that year the resort was “not for sale.” Later that evening, he told The Park Record the rumors “always amuse me.”The reality was far more astonishing and something that would define the decade in Park City in a similar fashion as the Olympics did in the previous 10-year span and the population boom did in the 1990s.The corporate infrastructure in the spring of 2011 had inadvertently failed to renew two leases on the land underlying most of the PCMR terrain, propelling the PCMR side and the landowner, a firm under the umbrella of Talisker Corp., into what were initially private negotiations and then into a dramatic lawsuit that unfolded in state court as the Park City community, the tourism industry and the North American ski industry watched in disbelief. As the decade ends, the turmoil that beset PCMR stands, in many ways, as the instigator of a changing Park City that has left so many Parkites uneasy about the city's future as a true community.The PCMR side launched the litigation in March of 2012, saying the future of the resort was at stake in the case. PCMR might be forced to close if it did not prevail, the president and general manager of the resort at the time said at the outset of the case. Talisker Land Holdings, LLC countered that the leases had expired, suddenly leaving doubts that Powdr Corp. would retain control of PCMR. …Colorado-based Vail Resorts, one of Powdr Corp.'s industry rivals, would enter the case on the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC side in May of 2013 with the aim of wresting the disputed land from Powdr Corp. and coupling it with nearby Canyons Resort, which was branded a Vail Resorts property as part of a long-term lease and operations agreement reached at the same time of the Vail Resorts entry into the case. Vail Resorts was already an industry behemoth with its namesake property in the Rockies and other mountain resorts across North America. The addition of Canyons Resort would advance the Vail Resorts portfolio in one of North America's key skiing states.It was a deft maneuver orchestrated by the chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz. The agreement was pegged at upward of $300 million in long-term debt. As part of the deal, Vail Resorts also seized control of the litigation on behalf of Talisker Land Holdings, LLC. …The lawsuit itself unfolded with stunning developments followed by shocking ones over the course of two-plus years. In one stupefying moment, the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC attorneys discovered a crucial letter from the PCMR side regarding the leases had been backdated. In another such moment, PCMR outlined plans to essentially dismantle the resort infrastructure, possibly on an around-the-clock schedule, if it was ordered off the disputed land.What was transpiring in the courtroom was inconceivable to the community. How could Powdr Corp., even inadvertently, not renew the leases on the ground that made up most of the skiing terrain at PCMR, many asked. Why couldn't Powdr Corp. and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC just reach a new agreement, others wondered. And many became weary as businessmen and their attorneys took to the courtroom with the future of PCMR, critical to a broad swath of the local economy, at stake. The mood eventually shifted to exasperation as it appeared there was a chance PCMR would not open for a ski season if Talisker Land Holdings, LLC moved forward with an eviction against Powdr Corp. from the disputed terrain.The lawsuit wore on with the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC-Vail Resorts side winning a series of key rulings from the 3rd District Court judge presiding over the case. Judge Ryan Harris in the summer of 2014 signed a de facto eviction notice against PCMR and ordered the sides into mediation. Powdr Corp., realizing there was little more that could be accomplished as it attempted to maintain control of PCMR, negotiated a $182.5 million sale of the resort to Vail Resorts that September.Incredible. Here, if you're curious, was Park City just before the merger:And Canyons:Now, imagine if someone, someday, merged this whole operation with the expanded version of Deer Valley, which sits right next door to Park City on Empire Peak:Here's a closer look at the border between the two, which is separated by ropes, rather than by any geographic barrier:Right around the time Vail took over Park City, all seven major local ski areas discussed a “One Wasatch” interconnect, which could be accomplished with a handful of lifts between Brighton and Park City and between Solitude and Alta (the Canyons/Park City connection below has since been built; Brighton and Solitude already share a ski link, as do Alta and Snowbird):This plan died under an avalanche of external factors, and is unlikely to be resurrected anytime soon. However, the mountains aren't getting any farther apart physically, and at some point we're going to accept that a few aerial lifts through the wilderness are a lot less damaging to our environment than thousands of cars cluttering up our roads.On the Park City-Canyons connector gondolaWe talked a bit about the Quicksilver Gondola, which, eight years after its construction, is taken for granted. But it's an amazing machine, a 7,767-foot-long connector that fused Park City to the much-larger Canyons, creating the largest interconnected ski resort in the United States. The fact that such a major, transformative lift opened in 2015, just a year after Vail acquired Park City, and the ski area is now having trouble simply upgrading two older lifts, speaks to how dramatically sentiment around the resort has changed within town.On Park City's mining historyAn amazing feature of skiing Park City is the gigantic warehouses, conveyor belts, and other industrial artifacts that dot the landscape. Visit Park City hosts free daily tours of these historic structures, which we discuss in the podcast. You can learn more here.On the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining HistoryWalsh mentions an organization called “Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.” This group assumes the burden of restoring and maintaining all of these historic structures. From their website:More than 300 mines once operated in Park City, with the last silver mine closing in 1982. Twenty historic mine structures still exist today, many can been seen while skiing, hiking or mountain biking on our mountain trails. Due to the ravages of time and our harsh winters, many of the mine structures are dilapidated and in critical need of repair. We are committed to preserving our rich mining legacy for future residents and visitors before we lose these historic structures forever.Over the past seven years, our dedicated volunteers have completed stabilization of the King Con Counterweight, California Comstock Mill, Jupiter Ore Bin, Little Bell Ore Bin, two Silver King Water Tanks, the Silver Star Boiler Room and Coal Hopper, the Thaynes Conveyor and the King Con Ore Bin. Previous projects undertaken by our members include the Silver King Aerial Tramway Towers and two Silver King Water Tanks adjacent to the Silver Queen ski run. Our lecture with Clark Martinez, principal contractor on our projects and Jonathan Richards who is our structural engineer, will provide you insight as to how we saved these monuments to our mining era.Preserving our mining heritage is expensive. Our next challenge is to save the Silver King Headframe located at the base of the Bonanza lift and Thaynes Headframe near the Thaynes lift at Park City Mountain Resort. These massive buildings and adjacent structures will take 6 years to stabilize with an expected cost of $3 million. We are embarking on a capital campaign to raise the funds required to save these iconic structures. You can learn more about our campaign here.Here's a cool but slow-paced video about it:On the 2030/34 Winter OlympicsWe talk a bit about the potential for Salt Lake City – and, by extension, host mountains Park City, Deer Valley, and Snowbasin – to host a future Olympic Games. While both 2030 and 2034 are possibilities, the latter increasingly looks likely. Per an October Deseret News article:It looks like there's no competition for Salt Lake City's bid to host the 2034 Winter Games.International Olympic Committee members voted Sunday to formally award both the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games together next year after being told Salt Lake City's preference is for 2034 and the other three candidates still in the race are finalizing bids for 2030.“I think it's everything we could have hoped for,” said Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games, describing the decision as “a tremendous step forward” now that Salt Lake City was identified as the only candidate for 2034.Salt Lake City is bidding to host the more than $2.2 billion event in either 2030 or 2034, but has made it clear waiting until the later date is better financially, because that will avoid competition for domestic sponsors with the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.The next step for the bid that began more than a decade ago is a virtual presentation to the IOC's Future Host Commission for the Winter Games during the week starting Nov. 19 that will include Gov. Spencer Cox and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. IOC Executive Board members will decide when they meet from Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 which bids will advance to contract negotiations for 2030 and 2034, known as targeted dialogue under the new, less formal selection process. Their choices to host the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games will go to the full membership for a final ratification vote next year, likely in July just before the start of the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. The Summer Olympics have evolved into a toxic expense that no one really wants. The Winter Games, however, still seem desirable, and I've yet to encounter any significant resistance from the Utah ski community, who have (not entirely but in significant pockets) kind of made resistence to everything their default posture.The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. 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Help shape the future of the show! Take our listener survey: https://forms.gle/Pr8kThnNUGU6hasF6If you listen to this show chances are you are familiar with some iconic images of time-based media art that has taken place in Times Square — in fact I think perhaps the first image I ever saw of Jenny Holzer's work was a grainy black and white photo of one of her truisms on display on an LED sign in Times Square. Public art has been occurring in Time's Square for many decades, but in fact, as we'll hear from guest Jean Cooney, Time Square Arts has only existed for about 12 years. Before serving as their director, Jean was deputy director at Creative Time, another organization of course that is absolutely central to public art in NYC — I was really keen to sit down with jean to hear how she came to work within this particular niche, and in this convo we get to hear some really cool behind the scenes ins and outs of what it takes to help artists create art for the public, in perhaps one of the most public locations in the US, as well as, how the heck do artists create video art for 65 displays of various shapes and sizes in Times Square? All this and more in today's chat with Jean Cooney.Links from the conversation with Jean> http://arts.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/index.aspx> https://creativetime.org/Get access to exlusive content - join us on Patreon!> https://patreon.com/artobsolescenceJoin the conversation:https://www.instagram.com/artobsolescence/Support artistsArt and Obsolescence is a non-profit podcast, sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and we are committed to equitably supporting artists that come on the show. Help support our work by making a tax deductible gift through NYFA here: https://www.artandobsolescence.com/donate
Tune in for a recap of an all-time trip to NYC where the Buttonista meets with a psychic, meets her friends at The Today Show and puts her best foot forward in the heart of Times Square.EPISODE NOTES:Remember the Amanda Show? (0:26)Detoxing from OTC meds and experiencing nasal spray withdrawals (1:35)The Buttonista is...not an influencer (3:50)Nobody Asked Me, But... (6:54)The scoop on standby for NYC talk shows (18:12)Major Today Show Fan Girl Moment (23:45)Saying 'I love you' to JBH (26:10)Psychic reading recap (36:27)The feet beat continues (42:52)Roast or Toast (47:50)
In the spotlight today is Kim Curtis, President & CEO of Wealth Legacy Institute. She speaks passionately about the topic of financial literacy. Kim's story starts with a red paper ticket for school lunches and a heap of student loan debt that began her journey to becoming a CEO of a wealth management firm. She has shared the stage with astronaut Buzz Aldrin and been featured on the jumbotron in Times Square. She has advised State Governors, national TV personalities and even cage-fighting superstars in the UFC. You'll love her passion for her award-winning highly personal client-centric planning model, and her holistic approach to integrated wealth management – which she says anyone can learn and adopt. I know you will enjoy her stories and advice, whether you are just getting started or nearing retirement. In this episode you will learn:The impact of parental beliefs and early experiences on one's relationship with moneyThe importance of taking control of your financial destiny and the power of self-beliefHow you do money is how you do lifeWomen's financial roles Transforming a complicated money mindset into a confident oneThe importance of financial education How to instill healthy money beliefs in the next generationA little about me:I began my career as a teacher, was a corporate trainer for many years, and then found my niche training & supporting business owners, entrepreneurs & sales professionals to network at a world-class level. My passion is working with motivated people, who are coachable and who want to build their businesses through relationship marketing and networking (online & offline). I help my clients create retention strategies, grow through referrals, and create loyal customers by staying connected.In appreciation for being here, I have a couple of gifts for you.A LinkedIn Checklist for setting up your fully optimized Profile: https://www.janiceporter.com/linkedin-training.htmlAn opportunity to test drive the Follow Up system I recommend by sending a FREE greeting card (on me): www.sendacardeverytime.comConnect with me:http://JanicePorter.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/janiceporter/https://www.facebook.com/JanicePorterBizhttps://twitter.com/janiceporterJoin our Relationships Rule community on FB here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/relationshipsrule/Thanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device.Leave us an iTunes reviewRatings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.Mentioned in this episode:LinkedIn Ad
We interview Kevin Adler about his new book, out today, When We Walk: Forgotten Humanity, Broken Systems, and the Role We Can Each Play in Ending Homelessness in America. Kevin F. Adler is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the author of the new book, When We Walk By, a must-read guide for ending homelessness in America. Since 2014, Kevin has served as the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, a nonprofit that helps people experiencing homelessness rebuild their social support systems and financial security through family reunification services, a phone buddy program, and the first basic income pilot for unhoused individuals in the US, backed by Google.org and as part of a $2.1 million randomized control trial led by researchers at USC. Kevin's pioneering work on homelessness and relational poverty has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Los Angeles Times, CNN, on a billboard in Times Square, in his TED Talk, and in his groundbreaking (and hopeful) new book, When We Walk By: Forgotten Humanity, Broken Systems, and the Role We Can Each Play in Ending Homelessness in America. Kevin is also the author of Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for Social Capital, a book that explores how shared traumas can unite or divide communities. Follow us on Instagram.Check out our bonus YouTube content.Latchkey Urchins & Friends website.Audio mastering by Josh Collins.Song "One Cloud is Lonely" by Próxima Parada.Cover art by Claire Dierksen.
Revival IS it Happening NOW? | The Todd Coconato Show "The Remnant" www.PastorTodd.org www.ToddCoconato.com/give (to give and support this program) www.RRCNashville.org www.PastorToddBook.com Pastor Todd talks about the awesome meeting that happened in Times Square last night as well as how we can have revival in our own hearts. God is moving in many ways right now and the enemy wants us to focus on all of the negative in the world. But, how can we discipline our hearts and minds to be about God's business and not to fall into the traps that the enemy has set for end-time warriors?
Jewish people around the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of the aftermath of unimaginably horrific terror attacks in Israel. With antisemitism on a shocking rise, Nachi takes to the streets of Times Square to discover how passersby feel about their Jewish identity in this special episode of the Meaningful People Podcast. ____________________________________ ►Meaningful People Whatsapp Channel Join our brand new Meaningful People WhatsApp Channel! Exclusive content, breaking updates + more of Meaningful People right at your fingertips! Join now! https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029Va5NAOUFCCoQmgEUiy1 Subscribe to Meaningful Minute on WhatsApp: WhatsApp Subscribe Link ____________________________________ ►Alpert and Associates Call Moshe Alpert! Email: Moshe.firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation, or head to Moshealpert.nm.com Or call 718-644-1594 _______________________________________ ►Collars and Co For the best-looking and most comfortable dress shirts in the world.. Collarsandco.com Use promo code: MEANINGFUL for 15% off! ______________________________________ ► Town Appliance Visit https://www.townappliance.com/ Message Town Appliance on WhatsApp https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=17323645195&text=Hi,%20I%20saw%20your%20ad%20for%20Town%20Appliance%20and%20I%27d%20like%20to%20know%20more ______________________________________ ►Touro University Your School, Your Values, Your life. Attend the November 12th open house to learn more about Lander College for Men/ Beis Medrash L'Talmud! Register Here lcm.touro.edu/openhouse ______________________________________ ► AskTomer https://asktomer.com/ has made the process of purchasing an apartment in Israel incredibly easy and straightforward. He has successfully created a bridge connecting the United States and Israel. Call or WhatsApp him today: 845-826-0484 ______________________________________ Subscribe to our Podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2WALuE2 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39bNGnO Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/MPPGooglePodcasts Or wherever Podcasts are available! Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/meaningfulpeoplepodcast Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/MPPonFB Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/MeaningfuPplPod Editor: Sruly Saftlas Podcast created by: Meaningful Minute For more info and upcoming news, check out: https://Meaningfulminute.org #jew #jewish #podcast #frum #rabbi #frumpodcast #meaningfulpeople #torah #mitzvah #hashem #jewishmusic #jewishpodcast #israel #kumzitz #nachigordon #jewishpod #Sderot #AmYisraelChai #Judaism #Israel #Terror #BringBackOurBoys #Trauma #JewsofNY
There is art all around New York City, sometimes in hidden places you may not expect. Eric V. Copage, author and New York Times contributor, recently wrote an article, "Hidden Art: A Rhapsody for the Soul, in 10 City Corners," with some of his favorite public art around the city, including Times Square, various subway stations, and even a Staten Island Ferry terminal. He joins to discuss his list and take your calls for your favorite art around the city.
Think outside the box for impactful activations. Take inspiration from their creativity and find unique ways to make a statement for your brand.In this episode, Jordan West and Henry Murray, Co-Founder of Waterdrop discussed the importance of strategic partnerships and investments, which led them to an unforgettable activation in Times Square. They built a tennis court and had the privilege of playing a match with none other than Novak Djokovic, the tennis legend and an investor in Waterdrop. This publicity stunt not only brought awareness to their mission but also showcased their commitment to reducing single-use plastic bottles.Listen and learn in this episode!Key takeaways from this episode:Having a clear and impactful mission for your brand can attract major investors and celebrity endorsements. When expanding internationally, design your business and brand to be appealing and accessible to a global audience. Thoughtful and creative activations with influencers or celebrities can generate buzz and attention for your brand, but they require careful planning and resources. The impact of such activations can be measured through factors like website traffic, incrementality testing, and customer feedback. Leveraging the influence and status of celebrities can open doors and garner positive attention for your brand. Planning and preparation are key to ensuring the success and cost-effectiveness of big activations. Tracking and analyzing the impact of major activations can provide valuable insights for future marketing strategies.Recommended App/Tool:Fairing: https://fairing.co/By the Numbers: https://www.bythenumbersapp.com/Loyalty Lion: https://loyaltylion.com/Recommended Podcast:Lex Fridman: https://lexfridman.com/podcast/Today's Guest:Henry Murray, Co-founder of Waterdrop is the visionary behind Waterdrop, a revolutionary product with a clear mission: eliminating prefilled beverages and plastic bottles from the world. In 2016, Henry and his team in Germany created Waterdrop, a small hydration cube that can be dropped into water. This innovative product is not only lightweight but also uses 98% less plastic, as it solely contains fruit and plant extracts. With this eco-friendly approach, Henry and his team were able to bypass traditional distribution channels and go direct to consumers, making water readily available and free.Connect and learn more about Henry and Waterdrop:Website: https://www.waterdrop.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-murray-00578a55/Get 5 Offers for 2 Products (10 in total) along with 10 highly engaging tried and true creatives, 30 captivating headlines, descriptions, and ad texts sent to you for only $99. Go to https://www.upgrowthcommerce.com/offer and order now - this offer is only available for a limited time.We love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here: upgrowthcommerce.com/grow Join our community and connect with other eCommerce brand owners and marketers! https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretstoscalingpodcast
EP312 - Amazon Q3 2023 Earnings Amazon reported another strong quarter across the board for Q3, soundly exceeding analyst profit expectations and retail industry averages. In this episode we break down the AWS AI, Ads, and retail performance. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 312 being recorded on Monday October 30th right before Halloween I'm Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:38] Hey Jason and welcome back to Jason and Scot show listeners Jason it's a Halloween Eve hallow Eve but also we just watch the Mac live presentation from Apple or live presented recorded earlier presentation from Apple about new Macs, so I don't know I think I'm going to ask you about Max first are you going to get a new Mac are you sitting out this upgrade cycle. Jason: [1:07] I am on the fence guy of course I want one I have scheduled a meeting with my family CFO to see if I can, I can justify it so so we'll see I did not order one tonight I'm actually. Still super happy with my M1 MacBook Pro so so I know M3 is at least three times better so so of course I want one but we'll see when I pull the trigger what about you is yours already on the way. Scot: [1:38] I have been a while without an upgrade and running a little long on the tooth on this guy so yes I have a new machine coming they were actually pretty generous on the trade-ins you should just do an experiment before you talk to the CFO plug-in that trade in and see if it. Jason: [1:56] That could be the. Scot: [1:58] You a better presentation also if you have an Apple credit card which I'm sure you do they have a really compelling offer there. Jason: [2:07] All right lots of lots of good good things to consider my nine-year-old has made it clear that we're not allowed to trade anything in it. Scot: [2:17] It's got dibs on. Jason: [2:20] He's very he's very aware of the technology trickle down. Scot: [2:24] Oh man well you can somewhere down the stream there's going to be one that you could trade in but I don't think it may have as much impact as your courage. Jason: [2:32] I I don't know if he's ever going to own a computer device with a keyboard will see but yeah he's actually not that interested in my laptop. Scot: [2:40] Speaking of baby geek or I guess now he's I don't know kindergarten geek. Jason: [2:46] Third grade geek. Scot: [2:47] Third grade geek what's he thinking about Halloween I hear he's kind of outgrown Star Wars which makes me casa. Jason: [2:56] He still like Star Wars but he yeah he is not doing a Star Wars character last year he did a Pokemon character he did Pikachu and this year he's stepped up to Charizard so that. Scot: [3:09] Very rare. Jason: [3:11] Enables well I think it depends on which Charizard butt. That steps up the whole opportunity to build pyrotechnics into the costume. Scot: [3:21] All right watch out for some evil Pokemon people that try to capture. Jason: [3:26] Yeah I think the big debate in our house which isn't hasn't fully happened yet is who's trick-or-treating with Stephen and who's staying behind to try to scare the bejesus out of neighborhood kids. Scot: [3:36] I'm thinking you and a gorilla suit or you could be in the last year's Pokemon suit or Pikachu suit that could be a fun combo. Jason: [3:45] Yeah last year I actually had knee surgery only a few days before Halloween so I won by default because I couldn't really walk but this year I feel like I have no good excuse. Scot: [3:56] Right as the title shows the purpose of this as we have some Amazon news to report on. Jason: [4:02] Amazon news your margin is there opportunity. Scot: [4:15] Well Jason it was a kind of interesting setup coming into Earth earning season this quarter the whole world was focused not on e-commerce not on marketplaces not on omni-channel not on payments some of our favorite topics but also not on ads one of your favorite topics but everyone is now obsessed with AI thanks to the success of chat Juju GPT so coming into the quarter Amazon was kind of on the backside of a lot of the other big companies so we had Microsoft come out and they did really well with AI the their partnership with open a.i. / chat gbt is bringing tons of workloads to azure. How much is their cloud computing platform and then Google really underwhelmed everyone with what they're doing there you know they're they're kind of tiptoeing it's very clear that they don't want to kill the Golden Goose that is Google search by putting too much AI to that so allow their experiments are in Bard which is kind of way off to the side I've tried barred three times I can never get it to have the features that they say it should because my corporate Google account you know either won't have access or it says that feature is not here yet. Um and I think people are really starting to worry about Google on this one. So then that teed it up where all eyes were on AWS to see how are they doing and I think we've covered this but. [5:44] The Amazons approach to this is to be kind of agnostic for lack of a better word so they're kind of like hey if you want to use. Any of these different models we're going to basically let you run them on AWS compute and we're going to have all kinds of different graphic Processing Unit or GPU tears available from you know their own chip set to older Nvidia chip sets to the new ones and kind of be y 0, LM bring your own large language model. [6:18] And then oh yeah also Facebook did pretty well and you know they're definitely through the worst of the Privacy changes that Apple put out and they have an approach to AI that is an open source one so they're basically saying hey we're going to integrate this in our products and what we build we're going to put out there kind of almost scorched Earth in a way saying why don't we just open source this thing and maybe that will slow down our competitors who are going to use this to to generate their own revenue and because they don't have a cloud piece they don't and they're pure advertising it doesn't really, Concord hurt them to do this so they're not making Cloud Revenue off of it but it's become a popular one and it's called llama in case anyone is it from there then, okay so just not to leave everyone in suspense because we usually talk about AWS kind of later in the Amazon update we're going to cover it first so the ended up having a really good ADB is showing so I would say people got kind of panicky and we're expecting it to be down and it kind of came in line. [7:22] But what that people excited was part of the talk track on the conference call Co jassy said that they're winning some big AI workloads they talked about some big deals had close towards the end of the quarter that we're pretty significant and what's happening is as you know what's what a i chat gbt is trained on the broader internet and anything that they can throw into there. [7:49] And that's interesting but what's happening is corporations and. Both big corporations for internal use but then also other corporations they're wanting to train a large language model on their data and they also don't want that data to kind of leak into the broader ecosystem so that's that's really benefiting Amazon because it turns out a lot of the data that companies want to train these lme's are are already in AWS so instead of paying all this money to pull the data out of AWS and then synchronize it back into your LM as as Amazon anticipated with this kind of open bring by0 LM model. People are bringing the LMS to them and using the data because it's already in AWS and it's easier for the llm to just kind of go right there and grab it versus moving the data around. [8:44] That may not make a lot of sense so let me give you kind of a random example let's say you're a big added see like I'll pick up, this one called publicist they're out of France and most people haven't heard of them and let's say that that French Ad Agency wanted to save a bunch of money they could take like. Let's say 3:00 of content from like a podcast transcript or something like that. And they could use that content let's say someone of their company like a detailed digital retail payment strategy vice president general manager type person with a big crazy title like that. They could put that data out there and run an llm on day ws and train that data on it. The llm on that data and then they could have for example just picking something random they could have a retailgeek bye. That was basically as good as the human probably ninety percent so good enough but you know this thing could run 24/7 you could actually you could have as many of them you could clone it on two different processors after you get through the training mode and you were in D quote-unquote inference mode and it also doesn't take breaks it doesn't need, Starbucks vanilla lattes constantly it doesn't have expense reports it just. Does its job and doesn't complain and doesn't ask for raises so that's that's a that's a use case that something like that would work did that make. Jason: [10:08] Specific hypothetical there Scott. Scot: [10:11] Is randomly chosen just kind of picked it out of the are there. Jason: [10:14] It almost sounds like the more words in your title the more vulnerable you would be to AI disruption. Scot: [10:20] I thought about that but it is does make sense because that's essentially more tokens for the AI to learn just like right there in your title you're basically asking for it if you're a robot Overlord you're kind of picking on who to go for a first I would look for large titles person. I don't know I don't know how their training these things. Jason: [10:37] There I know you're the investment guy in our podcast but there's this investment theory that you don't you don't, be the little guy chasing the big Trend that way you want to do is identify the secondary Trend and so in this scenario as soon as it seems like a i is ready to replace the the blowhard Talking Heads everyone should short Starbucks seems like the. Scot: [10:59] Mmm that's a good point yeah I hadn't thought about that. Jason: [11:02] Yeah because when I lose my job and can't afford those lattes I feel like something I would like I'll take some solace in knowing that you made some money on that. Scot: [11:14] Yeah they'll be like on their conference call we're still working on the data but we've isolated it to this to block window in Chicago and we're pretty sure we have an idea what's going on. Jason: [11:26] I feel like my Starbucks footprint is a lot bigger than Chicago. Scot: [11:29] Well you know the the core of your Bullseye answers is going around. Okay but in all seriousness this is a really interesting blurb from the call where they talked about their strategy gaining traction and they said there's multiple businesses are using their gen AI That's short for gender of a i. Apps on AWS including Adidas people in our European list listeners I think they call it a deed us but I'm here in America we call, here in South the southeast caught Adidas booking.com and United Airlines. And while Jenny eyes Revenue contribution remains small management suggested Revenue quote compares favorably. To some of the other leading providers and this is this is interesting because Amazon's always mum's on revealing anything until the SEC forces them to break out stuff like, for the longest time we didn't know at AWS was then we didn't know what ads were and then they became material enough they had to break them out so so Amazon under Bezos would never have said those words I've like even hinting about what's going on. [12:35] But kind of is interesting because there's a new sheriff in town and also it shows you how important it is that they let everyone know that they are not falling behind and that their room new quote-unquote compares favorably with other other Cloud providers obviously they're talking about Azure once Wall Street analyst I did it is back of the napkin and he kind of said all right I think that they're telling us this is always funny because it's like six degrees of. You know separation so who knows but they basically inferred what they were trying to say reading the tea leaves was that it's about a 400 million-dollar business and already two percentage points of AWS Revenue. Which was basically zero six months ago so that's that that is kind of an interesting thing that came out of nowhere and is already a 400 million quarterly business so that means it's a 1.6 billion annualized run rate business. [13:29] If they're reading the tea leaves right on that so that was the AI part so I thought I'd be important for us to get that out because that was kind of like the new cycle really centered around that, and it is interesting you know you and I are watching this very closely there are e-commerce ramifications you know there's all kinds of, The Innovation here is so rapid it's hard to keep up with there's all kinds of a eyes for creating product detail pages and you know all kinds of, e-commerce oriented support Bots and it's just like amazing a lot of AI applications for optimizing warehouses it's just like overwhelming how much is out there we're definitely in the, tippy top of the hype curve and you know a lot of businesses are still sorting through all this but that was the that was the. [14:16] Dean on e-commerce retail side of things and non ads with that behind us the other big win for the quarter I thought you'd want to kind of fill us in on was the advertising part what did you see there. Jason: [14:30] Yeah yeah I want to jump into ads I do want to just say quickly it's interesting on the AWS because they posted solid numbers they posted 12 percent growth for AWS and they announced that they won the whole dialogue was about all these AI workloads that you just covered but they haven't recognized much of the revenue from all of these new AI workload wins yet so the this 12% growth feels like. Kind of a win based on the Legacy Cloud business even before you start to factor in all this new traction they're getting, I'm AI workload so so that does seem interesting but I just want to reiterate what you started out by saying which is, the the bed at Amazon is that you're going to want to bring the llm to your data and not that you're going to want to bring your data to the llm and that, intuitively. [15:24] Makes a lot of sense so it seems like investors were always pretty happy with their the AI Cloud case that they made. Um so that being said. As far as I'm concerned an even bigger win for them was the ad business so so they generated 12 billion dollars in ad revenue for the quarter that's up 26 percent versus Q3 of last year. Year-to-date that means they're had businesses up 23% from the year before so you know we're comparing that to like the 11 or 12 percent growth they get on AWS. Um [16:02] The ad business grew 21 percent last year so it's grown 23 percent this year that impugns depending on how you factor in seasonality like a 46 to 50 billion dollar run rate for the ad business right now, so if you take a conservative estimate for the the the, margin rate on that business that's generating 2728 billion dollars worth of ibadah for Amazon which is a huge. Huge business and much more profitable than a WS by the way. So the ad business was very robust and a couple of injured interesting takeaways. Amazon is adding more and more video properties they have Thursday Night Football you know they announced that they're going to start embedding ads and Amazon Prime and they'll have a premium offering to bypass Those ads. So there's a lot of opportunity for. Kind of top of the funnel linear programming ads at Amazon none of that is in this. [17:09] 12 billion dollar number right now or very little like all of the potential they've they talked about for this for these non Commerce ads. Is all sort of incremental the weather getting right now. At the moment the vast majority of all Amazon's ads are bottom of the funnel the the sponsored product listing is by far the most. Popular ad that that's growing particularly well and with the particular mix of economic headwinds we have at the moment, a lot of advertising is Shifting to bottom of the funnel people are less interested in investing in awareness and more interested in investing in sales and Amazon turns out to be, the best destination to take that that those dollars to put them into digital ads that generate. Bottom of the funnel results so this quarter everyone was really interested to hear from the advertising companies, to see if advertisers were going to be cutting back right and so you know you mentioned meta had their their earnings call Google had their earnings call Facebook I'm sorry. [18:17] Snap had their their earnings call and ads were uniformly up across everyone's earning so metas ads were up 23%, Google's ads were up 11% Google broke out YouTube ads which were up 12% snap ads were at 5%. But nobody's ads were up as much the 26% that Amazon's were and nobody has had the consistently rapid add growth that Amazon's had the last three quarters. Um so the economic headwinds like do not appear to be. Putting a huge crimp in the the digital advertising business and they appear to be disproportionately benefiting, Amazon and so then you go wait next quarter they're going to be selling ads on all of their video programming and that could easily add another 5 billion dollars just for in to this this annual run rate so. A lot of green lights in the Amazon ad business. Scot: [19:21] The I'm not a huge Sports person but you mentioned Thursday night football and have you seen and kind of marrying this back today I think if you seem Prime Vision have you played with them. Jason: [19:31] I have yeah. Scot: [19:33] So for listeners what they do is on Thursday Night Football if you watch from actually I do it on my Apple TV and I'm in the Prime video app. And then you can it takes you to the standard broadcast just like every other thing but you can go in and then you hit down arrow and you can select a different broadcast which is, Prime vision and what it does they've added feature since they did it they started it they've added all these new AI features that are really amazing so during a pass play they'll show you the most likely Target they put like a Madden asked Circle in real time under the player and, he'll flash like green or something if he's a possible Target on the defense though they'll show a potential Blitzer. They'll show you fourth-down probabilities in real time you know and it's just amazing they've added tons of features of that since I've been watching it and I find it like really adds a ton to the game too. Kind of see you can see the strategy in real time mostly broadcasters you know they'll talk about it like Tony Rome or something but it's way after the play after they've had time to put together animation this is doing it all in real time it's just mind-blowing the amount of compute it must be thrown at that and you know I think it's a it could change the way you think about sports and in a really interesting way. Jason: [20:49] Oh yeah increasingly it's a better experience watching the game at home then you can get in the stadium. Scot: [20:54] Yeah the stadium doesn't do that. Jason: [20:56] They side note for soccer at the World Cup they actually did but you have to watch the whole game like through a are on your phone. Scot: [21:05] Let's see you at the stadium watching the game on your phone. Jason: [21:09] Yeah I mean and it was cool right like saying same sort of thing like it's overlaying all this real-time stats and probability was amazing. Like it's not a very good experience to like hold your phone up and have your camera on the whole time to sort of get all these stats and so. Yeah yeah side no Thursday Night Football is the bane of my existence because I do play Fantasy Football and I never have my act together to have my lineups all set before Thursday night so, usually the game starts and I have to pray that I don't have any super important players that I fail the start and then I can enjoy the game. Scot: [21:46] Okay understood anything else on Dad's. Jason: [21:53] No I think that covers it pretty well on ads you know just. We've we've talked about a lot on the show but the overwhelming success Amazon's having with ads has this of course trickle-down effect that every other player and commerce paste is trying to figure out how to monetize their their traffic and get their share and at the moment nobody's getting, anything like Amazon's add, Commerce ratio and of course the audience eyes is start dropping off really quick after Amazon right you know you get a lot less eyeballs at Walmart then you have it on Amazon and a lot less eyeballs it Target then you have it Walmart and you know once you get smarter than that it starts getting real fragmented real fast. Scot: [22:39] Yeah how do you were still there still even though that's a big number they're still like way far away from Facebook right so so number one is Google by a really big margin and number two is Facebook and then it's Amazon and they're like way ahead of everyone else but they have to even though they're outpacing them, a little bit it would be like decades before they caught up in my own remembering that right. Jason: [23:00] I'm not no I'm not going to say decades it's an order of magnitude it's like 102 million 100 to 200 billion dollar annual run rates for those other guys and. Scot: [23:13] But they're kind of getting to half right. Jason: [23:15] Yeah yeah they are like they there with like within 50 percent of Striking Distance of number two. Scot: [23:23] Yeah if you had said that to us five years ago we would not have believed it I would I would not have seen how I've been. Jason: [23:30] Yeah I've been playing that what would you have thought five years ago game a lot and you you know you talked about who all the winners are in AI if you said five years ago the AI is going to become a huge thing what company is going to win like you we would have all been on Google. Scot: [23:43] Yeah yeah or apple or it would not have been startup called open air that was nonprofit that flip to profit no one saw that coming including Elon Musk yeah. Jason: [23:55] And by opening I you mean Nvidia but yeah. Scot: [23:59] One tidbit I saw on ads I love the leak read the Wall Street reports and they largely talked about the same data but a lot of them are good at very good at modeling and they can when Amazon doesn't tell them something like they don't break out they break out the revenue for ads but they don't break out the profit so it kind of gets swept up into this larger number but then they give you enough pieces you can kind of back into it so one of my favorite analyst he's a friend of the show Scott Devitt he modeled back through there and to your point he basically said that the ad business has a 60%, EB de margin so net margin of 60 percent which is basically like just money raining at this like Google's business model which I guess makes sense because Bass. Jason: [24:46] Is it is good. Scot: [24:48] Yeah because it is Google's business model and this ties into you know you know more about this government stuff than I do but Google's in a pretty nasty fight with the FTC, or the DJ I can't remember some government Bureau important entity that that is claiming they have a monopoly on search and they're basically pointing over here and saying look at these Amazon guys they're closing in on us pretty quick and they always reference those stats that show you know like more than half the people start product searches and those online. Jason: [25:19] Yeah no it's super interesting I Scott Devin is way better at Financial models than me but I actually think he might be under estimating the profitability and part of it is. It's. There's a lot of room for gray area like if you think about the the Amazon business it's super fascinating you know the number one digital Advertiser in the United States of America is you know who buys more ads than anyone else. Amazon. 18 billion dollars a year of ads they buy just from Google so they buy 18 billion dollars worth of eyeballs from Google they use those eyeballs to sell a bunch of stuff that they make money on and then they sell 50 billion dollars are the pants to those eyeballs. Scot: [26:05] Ticket Arbitrage. Jason: [26:06] It's amazing eyeball Arbitrage and you know it's. So how much of that acquisition cost are you factoring into the profitability of the ad business versus the like I would argue that these are not separated bubble businesses as much as ever wants to talk about ads as a separate business to me it only exists because you have all this traffic for Commerce and it's it's a core part of the the Commerce math at this point but we shall. Scot: [26:39] Yeah when we did our instacart coverage of this one now instacart been public for a while and you look at their numbers they're basically only being the whole instacart business is being valued a zero except for that so they're basically trading like an ad company so all of Wall Street said okay that grocery part is kind of like that yeah is there we'll put it in like you know. [27:02] A hundred million dollars and then the ad business is like worth date hundred million dollar ad businesses where they gave it a really nice multiple of like 5x so that's interesting I'm sure, you're going to spoiler alert you're going to see a lot more ads on Insta guard the yeah a lot of people there is a negative and you know no one ever talks about this but a lot of people and this usually comes from a Amazon sellers and they always have kind of a love hate hate hate hate hate relationship with Amazon you know a lot of them would say and I hear this from consumers that the customer experience is the user experience is degraded on Amazon because there's just so many darn ads now you know the and I see it too if I'm looking for a specific thing I'm kind of like a dad at okay that's what I was looking for at some point there is cannibalization there and you know what we don't know is what did they lose from yeah doing this like was their product they didn't sell because people couldn't find it or we'll never really know that but you know kind of hope they're smart enough to figure that calculus Alden make it a huge net positive versus the cannibalization getting close to the ebitda contribution. Jason: [28:10] Oh yeah no I think two things like there definitely is an impact on customer experience and every retailer that gets into this space has a different philosophy about that a