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    Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers
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    Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers

    November 22, 2019

    Translator: Timothy Covell
    Reviewer: Morton Bast I don’t know why, but I’m continually amazed to think that two and a half billion of us around the world are connected to each other through the Internet and that at any point in time more than 30 percent of the world’s population can go online to learn, to create and to share. And the amount of time each of us is spending doing all of this is also continuing to go grow. A recent study showed that the young generation alone is spending over eight hours a day online. As the parent of a nine-year-old girl, that number seems awfully low. (Laughter) But just as the Internet has opened up the world for each and every one of us, it has also opened up each and every one of us to the world. And increasingly, the price we’re being asked to pay for all of this connectedness is our privacy. Today, what many of us would love to believe is that the Internet is a private place; it’s not. And with every click of the mouse and every touch of the screen, we are like Hansel and Gretel leaving breadcrumbs of our personal information everywhere we travel through the digital woods. We are leaving our birthdays, our places of residence, our interests and preferences, our relationships, our financial histories, and on and on it goes. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not for one minute suggesting that sharing data is a bad thing. In fact, when I know the data that’s being shared and I’m asked explicitly for my consent, I want some sites to understand my habits. It helps them suggest books for me to read or movies for my family to watch or friends for us to connect with. But when I don’t know and when I haven’t been asked, that’s when the problem arises. It’s a phenomenon on the Internet today called behavioral tracking, and it is very big business. In fact, there’s an entire industry formed around following us through the digital woods and compiling a profile on each of us. And when all of that data is held, they can do almost whatever they want with it. This is an area today that has very few regulations and even fewer rules. Except for some of the recent announcements here in the United States and in Europe, it’s an area of consumer protection that’s almost entirely naked. So let me expose this lurking industry a little bit further. The visualization you see forming behind me is called Collusion and it’s an experimental browser add-on that you can install in your Firefox browser that helps you see where your Web data is going and who’s tracking you. The red dots you see up there are sites that are behavioral tracking that I have not navigated to, but are following me. The blue dots are the sites that I’ve actually navigated directly to. And the gray dots are sites that are also tracking me, but I have no idea who they are. All of them are connected, as you can see, to form a picture of me on the Web. And this is my profile. So let me go from an example to something very specific and personal. I installed Collusion in my own laptop two weeks ago and I let it follow me around for what was a pretty typical day. Now like most of you, I actually start my day going online and checking email. I then go to a news site, look for some headlines. And in this particular case I happened to like one of them on the merits of music literacy in schools and I shared it over a social network. Our daughter then joined us at the breakfast table, and I asked her, “Is there an emphasis on music literacy in your school?” And she, of course, naturally as a nine-year-old, looked at me and said quizzically, “What’s literacy?” So I sent her online, of course, to look it up. Now let me stop here. We are not even two bites into breakfast and there are already nearly 25 sites that are tracking me. I have navigated to a total of four. So let me fast-forward through the rest of my day. I go to work, I check email, I log onto a few more social sites, I blog, I check more news reports, I share some of those news reports, I go look at some videos, pretty typical day — in this case, actually fairly pedantic — and at the end of the day, as my day winds down, look at my profile. The red dots have exploded. The gray dots have grown exponentially. All in all, there’s over 150 sites that are now tracking my personal information, most all of them without my consent. I look at this picture and it freaks me out. This is nothing. I am being stalked across the Web. And why is this happening? Pretty simple — it’s huge business. The revenue of the top handful of companies in this space is over 39 billion dollars today. And as adults, we’re certainly not alone. At the same time I installed my own Collusion profile, I installed one for my daughter. And on one single Saturday morning, over two hours on the Internet, here’s her Collusion profile. This is a nine-year-old girl navigating to principally children’s sites. I move from this, from freaked out to enraged. This is no longer me being a tech pioneer or a privacy advocate; this is me being a parent. Imagine in the physical world if somebody followed our children around with a camera and a notebook and recorded their every movement. I can tell you, there isn’t a person in this room that would sit idly by. We’d take action. It may not be good action, but we would take action. (Laughter) We can’t sit idly by here either. This is happening today. Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet. Our voices matter and our actions matter even more. Today we’ve launched Collusion. You can download it, install it in Firefox, to see who is tracking you across the Web and following you through the digital woods. Going forward, all of our voices need to be heard. Because what we don’t know can actually hurt us. Because the memory of the Internet is forever. We are being watched. It’s now time for us to watch the watchers. Thank you. (Applause)


    Why advertisers are tracking your emojis ?

    November 18, 2019

    This is an ad for the 2018 Camry that Toyota
    published on Twitter. They also published this one. And this one. For this one campaign, Toyota released 83
    different versions of the same ad, and every version targeted different users — not based
    on their gender or their age, their political affiliation or their location. The ads targeted users’ emotional states through
    their emojis. A targeted ad is where a company shows their
    ads to only certain kinds of people, certain people who are more likely to buy their products
    or like their message. That’s why as someone who creates videos
    just like this one, I see ads for Adobe’s video-making products in my Facebook feed. But in 2016, Twitter began giving advertisers
    access to emoji data like who is posting what and when and which emojis are the most popular. That is totally unique compared to advertising
    before this. Emojis have an emotional context paired with
    them and that lets advertisers better gauge the feelings expressed in people’s tweets. With emoji targeting, every highly tailored
    ad would be triggered by the emojis a user would post, in real time. Tweet a pizza emoji and Domino’s would reply
    with a coupon. Tweet any emoji at Google and get a handy
    link for the top search results on their platform. Tweeted a heart eye emoji today? Well, Toyota might determine that you’re feeling
    positive and serve you this ad while you’re in that feel good mood. Some emojis are pretty obvious right. Smiley face, I’m happy. Frowny face, I’m sad. But you know there’s a bunch of emoji which
    are much more — the line’s much more fine between what that person is actually feeling
    or thinking at the time. For those emojis that express more ambiguous
    emotions, advertisers can use artificial intelligence to predict if an emotion is used in a positive
    negative or neutral context. Let’s look at Toyota again. In January of 2017, Donald Trump tweeted a
    major criticism of the company for planning to build a plant in Mexico. After that tweet was posted, the number of
    social media posts about the automaker spiked. But if you look at this chart, you can see
    how people felt about Toyota not just how much they talked about it. Right after Trump’s comments, the percent
    of negative posts spiked when compared to positive posts about the company. For an advertiser, knowing how people are
    feeling is immensely valuable, and they can target consumers with positive feelings and
    avoid those with more negative ones. Emojis are just one more tool for advertisers
    to assess people’s emotions. The idea is that if the advertisers are using
    it effectively going to see more relevant ads. But regardless of how relevant those ads are,
    the process is never going to be fully transparent. As a consumer it’s difficult if not almost
    impossible to tell what information a marketer is using to target you. Most advertisers argue that tracking the emojis
    you use is no different than tracking the keywords you use on Google, because you volunteered
    that information publicly. You shared that data freely with a free website
    that is ad supported, you should be able to understand that the same type of thing is
    going to happen on a social media platform. But consumer advocacy groups disagree. They argue that advertising to people
    based on a psychological profile of their emotions is intrusive. About half of Americans
    share a similar skepticism, many of whom aren’t confident that social media sites actually
    protect their data. And emojis are part of that data. For all the privacy concerns, emoji advertising
    is still in its infancy and though it only exists right now on Twitter, it wouldn’t be
    a far leap to see multiple platforms offer a similar service in the future. And in the best case, we may get ads that give
    you immediate and valuable information. Maybe you’ll post an eggplant emoji and Durex
    will send you a condom emoji with 10 percent off your next purchase. Or if you don’t like your emoji data being
    used, maybe you just don’t use emojis. Yeah, right.

    5 Steps to Becoming a Millionaire – Grant Cardone Trains His Sales Team LIVE
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Millionaire – Grant Cardone Trains His Sales Team LIVE

    November 13, 2019

    I’m getting ready to go in and do a meeting for my sales team They’re on the phone every day. They think I’m going in there talk about sales I’m going in there talk about money because if you don’t have your money, right if you’re not thinking about money correctly. Guess what? You’re never gonna make a sale. You’re never gonna push through the objections and the barriers and the hang-ups and Everything that goes on the sales a disappointing job. It’s a tough job. It’s a crazy job. It’s like being an actor Okay, why would anybody be an actor after they go on 100 auditions? Nobody ever picks them and they’re like I’m done. The only reason you want to do that is because you want to be a superstar Okay guys, so this is what I want to do. I want to talk to you about money today not sales If you don’t get the money, right, you’re not gonna make the sale period okay million dollars a million dollars Peter Thiel 2.8 billion dollar Peter Thiel said the single-digit millionaire You know what? That means god with $1,000,000 or 2 or 3 or 4? Cannot even provide his family with proper defense legal defense in America much less much less Emergencies divorces, you know major lawsuits business lawsuits issues happening to kids going to college So what he’s saying is this ok, it become a very very controversial article because he’s like rich dude Scratching fingers on the chalkboard, this slides. Okay, he’s saying hey man, if you got a million dollars, you’re basically just a freakin deadbeat And that your daddy didn’t tell you that your daddy’s like oh man a million dollars a million dollars you and the money So what I want to do is I just want to, I’m gonna show you today how to get through all this rejection and disappointment Discouragements the hangups, you got to change the way you look at money. This is not money right here. Okay This is not money. This is just dumbness This is you not make a decision This is you being lazy saying man a million dollars Then I’d be set just do the math on a million dollars. I did this when I was 34 years old million dollars if you didn’t have any more income and you were How old are you? 27 years old and you didn’t have any income a million dollars a Million dollars. What does that say right there? Oh no income, zero income You’re 27 years old. I’m gonna do this at 47. I’m gonna do it at It’s 65 Okay, 27 you don’t have any more income how long would that money last if four thousand dollars a month You got 25 years Where can you live on four thousand dollars a month by the way four thousand a month assumes No other income social security systems broken Medicare is broken because they are already it’s just a matter of when probably gonna happen in most of your lifetimes You’d have to live on four thousand dollars a month for 25 years. You will be 52 years old my friend and dead broke Okay, four grand a month, four grand a mounth is is is what thousand bucks a week You’re spending probably $900 a month on groceries 20 what’s your rent? 3,000 You got like 12 years left and you’re a millionaire. Everybody’s like, oh my god, the iconic millionaire. You’re wealthy You’re not wealthy dude, you’re worried is what you are. Okay, because you don’t have new income So so watch what happens what if what happens if there’s an accident a major car accident? Are you married? Okay married kids Okay, the two kids will cost a million five each to get through college So you’re busted you understand. So when you come to work in the morning, you’re like man I need to make 80 grand this year I need to make eight thousand or ten thousand you guys got to change or think on money Like if you want to make real money if you’re 47 years old you have until 62 to live if you’re 65 years old by the way, and Anything bad happens like anything you lose a job. You lose your income If there’s any inflation this this equation right here doesn’t assume any inflation assumes everything stays the same in this rent never goes up It’s car payments. No gold. Nothing goes up. It’s impossible. It’s an impossible cycle the problem is nobody talks about this because nobody wants to go on TV and say hey millionaires are basically middle-class people that are worried about money So when I did the math at 33 years old, I’m like do I need a lot of money? This is where the whole 10x concept comes up from. All right Hey, man, what if what if it took 10 million, by the way, I think that’s the number CNBC says it’s 5 million I think the numbers really 10 million ok, 10 million with no new income You could probably live The life you wanted to so how would you get that if that’s the number cuz this is clearly not the number Everybody agree with that by the way, if you make 40 grand a year for the next 25 years You’re gonna make a million dollars anyway. You’re gonna make the money if you make $80,000 a year every time you double this you cut the years this takes to twelve and a half years if you make $160,000 a year it takes you six years right or you could just go make a million bucks in a year So you got to do the math if you hadn’t done the math if you’re going for the wrong target I’m always talking about targets in here. Do you you and the husband you and the wife need to get the target, right? We’re talking about. Oh, man. I love this new car You you I’m gonna go buy a new car like Sisler will go by imma get a new car, dude Your attention needs to be on this. This is the target. It’s not the watch. It’s not the car and it’s not the vacation It’s freedom 67% of wealthy people’s surveyed said they weren’t going for wealth for cars and boats and trips they were going for the freedom of Worry to not be concerned about money every day. I want to be concerned about my kids I want to be concerned about you know, what we do when we’re when we have time together I want to be concerned about how happy I am in my marriage. I don’t want to be worried about Pieces of paper that I don’t have enough of or where it’s going or what things cost That’s why you’re making these phone calls. Okay, so now what’s the target? Because if you’re just in here making phone calls saying hey, I’m gonna make I’m gonna make a call I’m gonna make a close. All you’re gonna do is get me rich I’m already rich okay now and I started with zero just so you guys know I didn’t have anything so when you’re sitting there on the phone thinking How am I gonna get to there you can but you need to stay focused. Okay? So number one thing you got to do is this you’ve got to change the target and you need to look at the target daily The target you have the wrong target right now, if you’re struggling you have the wrong target When you change the target everything changes? Right so that when I’m talking to a guy You’re contributing to my 10 million every person I’ve ever sold I treated like an investor this guy is going to invest in my future. He’s gonna pay for my college. He’s gonna buy my shoes Every time I’m on the phone Somebody’s paying for my shit right, so if I want to go on a trip I want to go on a trip and I want to stay in a house that cost 25 grand a night Other people paid for that that’s other people’s money So you don’t need to wait to be a bank to get other people’s money Right, the money that I put in real estate that is other people’s money. I’m putting in real estate People I had a guy yesterday say man. How can you put 60 million in a deal dude a mine? Say what do you mean raising on? No, no, dude I went and sold stuff people gave me money and I put it in the real estate Which is part of this equation number one the target number two, you need to get your income to a place This is a fascinating concept right here. Okay, you can do this I guarantee you’ll be rich you need to get your income not to what pays your bills but to where you can say 40% of your gross income is saved Okay, you want to talk about something difficult this is way more difficult than that if you can do this You will get that All right, so when you sit down and do the math what would it take for you to say 40% of your income So watch what happens? if you make $10,000 a month and You want to say 40,000 of it you would pay yourself. First. The government doesn’t let you do that. They don’t trust you They’re like no no get that money from him first before he blows it. We know he’s going to blow it okay, we know the IRS is gonna take they’re gonna withhold probably 44,000 of it. So look if you’ll pay the freakin IRS four grand of ten You need to figure out how to pay yourself for gram. What’s the problem here? You got a live one two So just keep doing the math. Now. This is the math you need to do with your spouse You need to keep working it out until you’re like he’s like, let’s go buy a new car Yeah, we ain’t got any money for a new car. That’s why when I was 35 years old No one knew that I was a millionaire Nothing had changed. I was still running with shit shoes, you know buying $40 shoes and and and working a shirt out as long as I could and like Nobody saw I didn’t have fancy cars. I’m driving a Camry but a million bucks in the bank Because because I was using this, okay, I paid the IRS. I’ve always paid those bastards All right, and then what I did was I’m like I’m a bank four grand and then I realized yeah I can’t live I can’t live on two It’s make it’s making my life hard to do this this money, by the way, a better a better word for saving is storage I was storing storing money not saving money. I’m storing it. I’m stockpiling if you like that word better. You don’t want to save money It’s worthless. It’s like saving a legal pad a legal pad is only good if you use it Money is only good if you use it, you haven’t how many heard this term cash is king. It’s worthless cash is worthless It’s not a king It’s no king, dude Like like cash is not king cash is shit It just sits there and dies Are you losing if you if you leave money in this storage account too long? Guarantee you it will disappear it always has in your life. If you look back over your life the longer this money sits in storage Pablo Escobar will see the drug King. That was his biggest problem mold bugs somebody steal it rats You don’t want to you don’t want to leave it in storage too long because it’s going to zero all cash goes to zero All right. So now now when you do this math you like dude, how much money do I actually need? Let’s kick this up to 20 grand at 20 grand what happens? You’re saving 8 storage you’re paying 8 and Now you can live on four. See? Now his is the right way to do a budget You make 30,000 twelve is going to storage twelve is going to the I, R and the S and At leaves you at six. So now you can start seeing you got to be somewhere north to 300 grand a year This is what they don’t teach you at Harvard you got to be somewhere north to 360 a year before you even have money to live on unless you’re just You know your Trek you’re just the irresponsible human being that that’s You know not putting stored money away for the future Okay. Now you’re saving 12 grand a month. That’s 144 thousand dollars in one year in 10 years That’s 1.4 million dollars in ten years. You’re a millionaire stored Okay. So second thing to do you got to you got to you got to keep playing this 40 percent game Todd you need to work with your guys on: “dude, here’s your money yet?” Not on what the call is not on what the script is not on what the handle the objection you need all that But do you need the driver here? You guys need to be heavily money motivated from a survival standpoint. Okay number three thing You’re gonna do you’re gonna go broke right here and invest The storage Storage has to get invested The Golden Goose is only good if she lays eggs Otherwise you can kill her either for chicken Need a a money needs to make babies, right? So your goal right here is to invest to invest the storage money and Continue to do that until this money over here the passive money is equal To Your income Tough game man Right. So what would I do? I’d go out. I’m gonna make 30 grand. I’m going to store 12. I’ll pay to IRS I’m gonna live on six In Miami, you’re like there’s no money left over But there’s six grand in storage right now six grand six grand keep pumping the six keep pumping it keep pumping it until you find a place where you’re like, I’m gonna invest this money now when you make this move right here do not Invest in anything that is a maybe Okay, you don’t want to put your money in anything. That’s You can’t risk this money Warren Buffett says don’t lose money number one number two don’t lose money I Would tell you number three don’t lose money so what can you invest in you can’t leave it in the bank because that’s losing money They don’t pay you anything takes you eight hundred and thirty three years to double your money at the bank today eight hundred and thirty three years To double your money at today’s Bank rates So if you guys don’t know this you need to start looking at this and hey at night man What am I doing? My money man confront the beast Right. So right here the the passive income your target right here should be my passive income now exceeds My monthly income you just need to do the math on how much money would I need invest it Right So that this this $12,000 I’ve been throwing his storage over time Jed where you at aren’t you don’t you exceed your income right now? JED: Passive income is about eleven grand So his his monthly income exceeds his salary that’s what you’re looking for right there Not not his whole bonus and everything at the end of the year But his monthly income from the investments now exceeds his income his that made you more or less motivated Extremely Motivated So so he used to be like oh debt man if you got enough debt then you’ll be motivated No, you’re not. You’re gonna be motivated for a little while to pay your car. And then you’re gonna be like shit this games No fun, dude It’s a terrible game Alright Okay. So look, it’s simple target. What’s your new target? Freedom? Yeah freedom, but but but let’s put my number one Your first target should be ten million dollars and nothing short of that and Everybody in the room can do it, okay I can I can show I can show everybody in the room somebody on this planet that came from your situation That’s bank ten million dollars You don’t need a degree. Oh, yeah, I can show you for every case bad problem You got I can show you somebody you trade problems. So you’d be like no. No, I’ll keep mine. You keep yours Second thing you got to get your income to 40% You got to get your your income to where? You can bank 40% of your income This is the most difficult part of this in the beginning Because you’re starving here Until you confront the real problem. The real problem is income Third thing is this money. You need to stay broke with this money You need to get this money in a sacred account somewhere where no one is going to Jack with this money I remember my mom called me once you suck. I got this thing going on on my Campion. I Had a bunch of money sitting aside It’s just like is this piling up can’t help you? I’d violate my policy here Okay, let me go sell something. See if I can get you some money Like, you know anybody came to me for help. It was like I’m not you got I’m not the bank can’t help you, dude I got my own shit going on here. I’m busted all the time. I’m broke all the time This is what I got on me today Okay, like I’m piling up everything right now to make a net make another deal Right. So I want that’s what it means by being broke. It doesn’t mean get money blow it. It means get money store it Okay, find a place that’s gonna go where you don’t lose the money number three don’t lose money Cars don’t bomb Lisa Okay, where you live don’t own it rent it Don’t own anything dude just stack cash and Wait till you can put it in something where it won’t be lost. It just goes away for a while and inflation Over time five years seven years ten years. When do you look I’m like, okay. I didn’t lose my golden egg That thing is protected I got a little trip every month from it and you keep adding to that so the drip gets bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger and Then you can come to work on Monday and say dude. I’ve got money coming in here I’ve got money coming in here, but I’m broke all the time So I got to keep replacing the game, you know when you get off the treadmill Whatever you want it once you get to there Okay questions Is there a certain amount of storage that you should have before you move it Anybody saying hey come come you can jump on my vehicle. So I was trying to store enough to You know, if you know the story about the real estate deal first real estate deal. I did was seventy eight thousand dollars It’s because I had five grand my next deal would be three years later and it was three hundred fifty thousand dollar purchase So I was storing money the whole time until I found the right deal in between. I was just shopping Now if I’d have had somebody they said to just lay on my deal I would have been pushing money there the whole time I would I didn’t need to own the whole first deal I just needed to be in the right vehicle a Steve Ballmer, uh He was a partner with Bill Gates and Microsoft dude. The guy’s one of the richest guys in the world He didn’t own the company. He was a partner in the company So you don’t you need a vehicle you need two vehicles? You need one that produces income so you can pay the bills over here and pay the IRS and eat That’s that’s the one you’re just you’re serving. The the basic needs from your job. The second one is to play The second one is how you get the financial freedom So you what you’re looking for while you’re here’s any little any little Streams and rivers and canals that get bigger Right. I’m looking for like like if you look at where villages are on this planet They’re all where there’s transportation routes the bigger their transportation route the bigger their stuff moving up and down the Nile Oh, let’s put a village here because there’s food stopping here gas stop in here, right? These are the valuable ports. Why because All the water weights meet there. So at this company I could be on the call forever Make them one call. It’s one line writes one little fiber optic line, or you could start looking around saying dude Where’s all the other flows here? Right, so you’ve got you go tinker in this little stream tinker in this little stream tinker in this one and you take on more Responsibilities you’re like hey, I want a bigger vein here Where all the flows come together, but you’re not gonna do any of that until you get great at what you do you got to Get great this first thing keep the target in mind. Okay, see if you can keep it Maybe you can maybe you just lose the motivation I can’t do this and Then and then you just get recycled into the universe of people that are worried every day and that’s the reality the situation that’s what Peter Thiel was saying a Single-digit millionaire cannot even provide themselves with their own Personal defense in America. Okay, Hulk Hogan all that money Hulk Hogan made. He blew it all He blew it off probably buying hair pieces Okay, he blew it all he blew it all ended up with a little money thought he was the shit. Oh, man I got a little money until he had that frickin lawsuit and then he can’t even defend himself Peter Thiel funded that lawsuit for him Right, so I had a lawsuit back in 2009. It cost me 200 grand a month To defend myself against a criminal lawsuit a guy that sued me trying to get money from me to hold him hostage That’s the game in the legal thing. It wasn’t a car accident. It wasn’t cancer what my mom getting sick It wasn’t kids. I didn’t have kids yet, you know, so all those things can happen – they’re probably going to happen to you Yeah, how do you balance the paying the debt whether it be school loans credit cards everything else along with the four did Not chase the pass So if I made a bad deal, I’m not gonna go chase that deal today I call him up and say put me on hold. Aughh Okay, I would pay it if you want to cut it back to like 80% Or we got to put it off And I wouldn’t mind if my debt was bailed not my credit was bad wouldn’t but wouldn’t matter to me if it lowered my credit Score. I ain’t buying anything anyway I don’t need credit doing anybody anything. I’m stormed out Right, so I wouldn’t worry about that when you’re talking about making so much money per month and saving the forty storing the 5% yeah should I lower my the way I’m living right now until I can Until I can do that. Well, well notice how I know. I’m supposed to focus on the income first thing I paid was to I paid me first. I paid the IRS second just because I have to And then I got leftovers So you’re gonna either you’re gonna either Todd’s gonna either live on the six Or decide fuck man. I got to make more money man. I can’t I can’t treat the people. I love like this So what happens is Jarrod just gets more productive. Remember Jarrod came here. He was making twenty five hundred bucks a month That was his draw for three months, or did you have a draw back then? Yeah, okay So like he’s not making 2,500 now now he’s making eleven grand a month off The income that’s been in five years cuz he had a plan Guys that are in their 40s. Yeah I feel like I’m up against the time, but I’m making the most amount money I’ve ever made working with you And I feel like that number to store right now is too low for me. I feel like I’m running out of time You just need to do the math on you You need to do the math on you get busy and talk to more people everybody you’re talking to has money These people are gonna fund your target you’re not funding your target. This is not your job to fund your target Your job is to talk to people that will fund your target and to get your spouse to fund the target I got Elena on a phone call yesterday Doing the show the genie show and I’m like, hey, here’s a list of people She didn’t know she’s about to do this start calling her shit. My sales teams called them Natalie’s called him I’ve come you call him now a damn man. How about throwing in a little bit? She made four phone calls three of them didn’t answer one of them. Did she got five grand? So you could get your mom involved Get your dad involved get you know kid you get you get your family members to back card on University They’re contributing to your target. Not mine. I got mine. I hit mine already I’ve exceeded mine This whole thing now is for you guys. You guys want to do some would it or not? Perspective number three guitars investments. What do you feel? There’s the like your top three safest investments Okay, you know why because when I buy a building with an address it fits in the right location It will be here 20 years from now So I had a guy call me about car dealerships Odessa did I don’t want about car dealerships? I don’t even know if they’re gonna be here So I’m not I’m not buying Bitcoin, I don’t know anything about Bitcoin man you want to give me some Bitcoin I’ll take it But I’m not buying bitcoin cuz I know I’m not buying Twitter stock I don’t know anything about Twitter is Twitter gonna be here in the future. I don’t know I know I only invest in things that I know will be there in the future Excluding my condo. I’m not gonna buy that I know I don’t need that. I Want to buy things that people pay for so this investment right here needs to produce what? One of the criteria can’t lose money number two It has to give me a trip if it don’t have a baby ain’t behind it See see why because I’m trying to get out of this my goal as to what I want money passive money from this equal to this So I’m not gonna go buy Google stock. You know, what because they don’t pay a dividend every month. I Need a drip. I’m not gonna buy AT&T stock. AT&T pays a dividend every quarter. When do they collect their payments? Every month man. Can you imagine calling ATT’s they do we want to pay you every quarter like you pay your dividends That’s how important monthly cash flow is. Do you understand that? They pay their dividends to investors every quarter They collect checks every month The difference between those 89 days makes them hundreds of millions of dollars The Bank of America Northern Trust right here will lend me money to buy an apartment deal But they won’t lend me money to buy their own stock Think about that a Bank will lend me money to buy a piece of property, but they will not lend me money to buy a Bitcoin They won’t even lend me money to buy a Bank of America stock So, what do they believe in Cash flow man They believe in cash flow cash flow that any asset that generates cash flow into the future is going to be worth more money So what do I invest in y’all? See where I’m putting all my money. That’s all I talk about all the time Because I know it’s gonna be there Grandson, I’m saving 40% each and every single month oh, yeah, and so like I’ve heard you say when you’re at a hundred thousand, that’s when you should be like investing and like The problem with that in Miami for you because I’m making a statement to a lot of people when I say that the problem in Miami is 100 grand is gonna buy you a three hundred thousand dollar deal, which is maybe a duplex Then that hits that other rule, I’m like never buy two doors You need thirty two doors If you’re gonna go do these on your own you need thirty two doors and in Miami that’s gonna cost you more like six million dollars And a million two down Like that investment in personal development like training Numbers of tenants should all be going into personal development all of it Okay, like all your leftovers you should be worried about person will develop more than food You eat a piece of chicken at Publix and then listen you you guys don’t need any personal development You just need to listen to me every day Just tap into the freaking audio programs You got millions of dollars worth of training around you every day just in the car When you’re working out just like stay with the same message over and over until it grooves in Until you’re like you’re you you feel like me a little bit and then what will happen is it’ll come back if you ever have you ever just been around somebody maybe when you were younger and you’re around this person else and you’re like I felt like I was a Santa like you right, you need to sound like me until the other you comes back on top of it and then you underst No effort in how you’re thinking or the decisions you’re making This boring right here gossip its abort this is boring but I guarantee you it’ll work, okay? So thirt… thirt… 33 years old 245 years old there was no vacations I didn’t go to Hawaii I didn’t I went on one fishing trip Okay, it was work man it was like that’s my that’s my vacation when I get that Then then I’m gonna do what I got to do If I was on a vacation it was because I would I was going there to see a client Jerrod see me Jerrod see me on the road. John Hamlin gives me his plane one day. We went to five cities in one day John Hamlin was on the plane. He’s like I can’t do any more a hahaahhahaha War John for two days after that, huh. He said he was so tired. He didn’t go to work for two days after that Yeah, cuz I’m chasing this Or maybe it’s 50. Maybe it’s a hundred or maybe it’s a billion So so you got you got to decide what game you’re gonna play here cuz right now right now you guys are being You’re being manipulated by the world. So I write my goals takes me about 25 seconds to write my goals And then I’m bouncing. I’m on the phone man calling somebody to say hey Move me to 100 then move me to 200 then move me. See you. See what I’m saying. I’m spending all my time in doing So if you’re spending more than 25 or 30 seconds right in your goals down You play it you had All right? you don’t need to figure all this out right now You just need to figure out the 40% thing just work on this Can you get this because I guarantee you guys aren’t close to this number right now if you’re doing this good for you It’s awesome. Unbelievable This is really hard to do Okay, yeah That’s who you’re calling today. Okay, and by the way, we give them a great product We give them great service we support people and we help them do exactly what I’m saying here Right. So because right now these people are being told they’re doing good You got you got a guys you’re talking to out there and make it three and four hundred grand a year Okay, I know for guys that are about to lose their job and they’ve been making 800 grand a year They’re gonna lose their job. They’re gonna be told this month you’re done Okay guy called me recently it’s like I’m done with these guys they make an 800 sitting on the 800 They’re happy with the 800. I’m done. He’s like if I got to come to work here every day and they don’t want to push I’m getting rid of them find somebody else four guys, we’re gonna go from 800 grand a year to zero Next 30 days they gonna be looking for work So it happens to a lot of people. I mean how many of you know a family member lost her job? Okay How many of you have a family member where the kid got a drug addiction he had to go to Rehab for 30 days and it cost 40 grand bad shit happens how many of you know somebody got cancer? Okay, how many know somebody in a car accident cost three or 400 grand? Shit happens Okay, the problem is not that shit happens shit happens and people aren’t ready for it “Oh god, i can’t belive this happened to me” Oh shit, really? God, damn you been around long enough, right? How many of you can’t swim (laughts) You live in a planet with water. I’m just saying you might want to get a swiming leason, unless it’s a wind planet (laughts) Public: yeaah

    Why Trains Suck in America
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    Why Trains Suck in America

    November 4, 2019

    Let’s face it: trains kinda suck in America. They’re slow, expensive, and just don’t
    exist in many parts of the country. The simple reason for this is because the
    US is so sparsely populated. Aside from here, here, and here, cities just
    aren’t close enough together to make train travel faster or cheaper than plane travel. When cities are within 200-300 miles of each
    other, it’s often faster to take a train from downtown to downtown rather than driving
    to an airport, checking in, going through security, flying, then driving downtown. However, as I mentioned, there definitely
    are regions in the US with cities this distance away from each other, so why do trains still
    suck? The United States has the geography to support
    trains in certain areas and yet a train from DC to New York costs at least $49 dollars
    and takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, only 30 minutes less than driving. A train from Rennes to Paris, France, a very
    similar distance, costs 27 euros, the equivalent of 30 dollars, and takes only 2 hours and
    4 minutes. The US does have one high speed train, the
    Acela express, but it costs at least $120 dollars for a ride from DC to New York and
    still takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. Turkey, Poland, and Uzbekistan all have trains
    that travel faster that America’s fastest train. Alright, so understanding the whole issue
    requires a bit of background knowledge. Back in their heyday, railroads in America
    were… amazing. We built our first in 1826 and had a transcontinental
    line by 1869—only 19 years after California even became a state. Trains travelled almost everywhere and most
    historians agree that the development of railroads was an absolutely crucial catalyst to the
    American industrialization period from 1843 to 1860. They even prompted the US to create one of
    the world’s first standardized time systems as discussed in an old video of mine which
    you can find here. While passenger trains could sometimes be
    profitable, freight services were where the real money was so most rail companies basically
    ran passenger services as a mobile advertisement for their freight services to the executives
    that would decide which company to ship goods on. Trains were, after all, the most glamorous
    and efficient way to travel. However, as cars became popular in the 30’s
    and planes became popular in the 50’s, there was little purpose any more to set up passenger
    services as advertisements to executives who would be taking the more trendy car or plane
    instead. At this point, the few profitable passenger
    services only made money because of their contracts with the US Postal Service. Most trains would have one car that served
    as the railway post office—an office on wheels where workers would sort letters en
    route to the destination to save time. In the 1960’s, mail sorting was mechanized,
    trucks and planes began to transport letters, and railway post offices were discontinued. It became essentially impossible to make money
    with a passenger railroad. By the end of the 1960’s the only thing
    keeping the few passenger routes alive was a legal obligation by the Interstate Commerce
    Commission for the train companies to keep running those routes. But then Amtrak came along. In 1970, President Nixon signed into law the
    Rail Passenger Service Act which formed the federally funded national rail company that
    promised to save and make great again passenger rail travel… except it didn’t. In the United States, a nation of 319 million
    people, Amtrak operates a mere 300 train journeys a day, while in France, a nation of 66 million
    people, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais, also known as SNCF, operates
    14,000 trips every single day, 800 of which are high speed. One common criticism of Amtrak is its unreliability. On average, only 72% of Amtrak’s trains
    arrive on time. The California Zephyr route from Chicago to
    San Francisco even arrived on time a paltry 31% in June of 2016. So what does Amtrak blame the delays on: freight
    trains. You see, Amtrak only owns 730 miles of the
    21,300 miles of track it operates on. On the California Zephyr route, Union Pacific
    owns about half the track and BNSF owns the other half. According to Amtrak, only 1.4% of all delays
    on this route were their fault. The other 98.6 percent were reportedly the
    fault of the rail companies who own the track. Union Pacific will naturally lend priority
    to their own trains on their tracks instead of Amtrak’s so Amtrak trains are often told
    to wait to let a freight train pass. After all, it’s not like Amtrak can go and
    use competing tracks so there’s little incentive to give priority to passenger trains. Most rail operators in Europe don’t have
    this problem. In France, for example, the national rail
    company owns all the track so priority can be given to passenger trains. Also, only 8% of freight in Europe is moved
    by rail compared to 38% in the United States, so there are far fewer freight trains congesting
    the tracks. Since Amtrak is so young, they never got the
    opportunity to build their own tracks. The Northeast corridor—which is absolutely
    perfectly shaped to have a high speed rail network with five major urban centers located
    on a straight line—built up it’s rail system in the 1800’s and the railroad had
    such an impact that towns and people flocked to the area around it. For that reason, this area is incredibly densely
    populated and there truly is no open space between the cities. Consequently, it would be unbelievably expensive
    to raze a bunch of houses and build a new, straighter route of high speed tracks from
    DC to Boston. Amtrak says that it would cost an estimated
    $151 billion dollars to build tracks up the spec of France’s high speed rail network
    in the Northeast corridor. Since the Northeast Regional, the train running
    between DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, is one of the few routes that
    makes money, there’s little incentive for Amtrak to sink a lot of funds into upgrading
    the tracks. Additionally, American cities just aren’t
    built like many European cities. With population densities averaging lower
    than 15,000 people per square mile, cities in the United States are far less walkable
    than their European counterparts which can have as many as 55,000 people per square mile. Due to their ancient roots, European cities
    naturally developed compact urban cores since for all but the rich there was no option but
    to walk everywhere. Given that, it’s much easier to walk to
    your destination from a train station in a European city than it is in an American city. It’s believed that since most Americans
    have to take another form of transport to get to their destination after taking the
    train in America, they see the train as not that much more convenient than the plane where
    you also have to take another form of transport to get to your final destination. So what’s the solution? How should America fix it’s rails? Well, unfortunately, we’ll probably never
    get a big network of fancy high-speed trains like in France or Germany. There are dozens of plans in the US to build
    high-speed rail lines, however few if any of them will likely come to fruition. There is a high-speed rail line currently
    being built between Miami and Orlando by a private company called All Aboard Florida,
    however, with a top speed of 125 miles per hour, the service will only be slightly faster
    than driving due to speed restrictions on many parts of the route. The state of California is also building a
    high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Anaheim with a estimated transit time
    of 2 hours and 40 minutes which would be less than half the driving time between the two
    cities. Despite construction already beginning, phase
    1 of the project isn’t estimated to be completed until 2029 and public support is diminishing. Many have proposed that America shouldn’t
    be concerned with building a flashy high-speed network. Amtrak’s 151 billion dollar proposal for
    a true high-speed northeast corridor system divides down to $320 million dollars per mile
    or $60,000 per foot of high speed track. What would be far more efficient would be
    to upgrade current track to allow trains to operate at their top speeds. On the Northeast Regional route, trains reach
    a top speed of 125mph briefly, and if they operated at that speed for all of the DC to
    New York leg, the trip from DC to New York would take only slightly longer than two hours. Small improvements can cut minutes from the
    journey times which can add up to hours. Unfortunately, Amtrak is stuck in a rut where
    they have no money to improve anything, which causes low ridership, which worsens the problem
    of no money. SNCF in France is so great because taxpayers
    pay for about half of the operating cost of every journey, while Amtrak is designed to
    be a for-profit yet government subsidized corporation. Right now, Amtrak is kinda like the neglected
    little brother in the US transit family who doesn’t get any money, and until that changes,
    we’re still going to have our slow, expensive trains. Thank you for watching! Make sure to click here to subscribe to Wendover
    Productions. You can also follow me on Twitter @WendoverPro
    for behind the scenes updates between videos. Aside from that, make sure to check out my
    last video on Maritime Law here. Thanks again, and I’ll see you soon for
    another Wendover Productions video.


    Customer Highlight: Astro Electroplating

    October 17, 2019

    – (electronic music) – Astro Electroplating started in 1968 and we do a variety of products,
    anything from housewares to automotive parts that
    go inside your vehicle to perfume caps that you buy at Macy’s. My name is Nicole Wright-Gilbo, we’re at Astro
    Electroplating on Long Island and I’m the national account
    manager, I’ve been here about two and a half years. So most of our products come to us first in drawing form or CAD form. We take a look at them, we provide a quote and meet with the customer, make sure we know exactly what they
    want and it’s exactly what we can provide. – My name is Jose Gomez. I’ve been working for Astro Electroplating for about four years now, I started off as assistant production
    supervisor and now I’m the inventory control supervisor, which means I’m in charge
    of everything that comes in and goes out of the plant. Products going out of the door, I would say over 300,000 parts a month. If not more. – Our mission is to provide
    quality parts to the customer that meet any of the
    specifications that are required, whether it be automotive,
    whether it be decorative, that we provide good quality
    parts for our customers. My name is Lynn Daniello,
    I am the lab technician here at Astro Electroplating
    in Bay Shore, New York. My responsibilities here is to make sure that the plating tanks are up to specification and
    that they’re ready to go when they’re ready to start
    plating, the plating line. And as you can see I’m
    actually in the lab right now. – I personally really enjoy manufacturing. I think the entire process
    of seeing a raw part come to life into a product that you see out in the world and all
    the steps that it takes to make that happen are just
    very interesting and intricate. – Here, you have something
    that’s just a piece of plastic. When it comes out of the
    plating line, its beautiful. That’s what I like about this industry. We just make things look beautiful. (electronic music)

    Blockchain Education at Geneva Business School
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    Blockchain Education at Geneva Business School

    October 16, 2019

    Blockchain technology
    will be the evolution of the next generation. It will change how people transact between channels. Financial industries during the last years have been evolving in such a way that big companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook
    are trying to digitalize the financial business environment. So banks and big financial institutions need to take a digital direction that needs to understand how they can digitalize the business in order to reduce their costs and to improve their financial margins.

    Storm & Light Rail Expansion & AZ Giving and Leading: Paper Clouds Apparel
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    Storm & Light Rail Expansion & AZ Giving and Leading: Paper Clouds Apparel

    October 15, 2019

    20:30:18:02>>>Coming up next on
    20:30:20:09 “Arizona Horizon,” a 20:30:21:11 monsoon update after
    20:30:22:12 damaging storms roll 20:30:23:11 through the valley.
    20:30:26:03>>>Also tonight, increasing 20:30:27:21 talk of major light rail
    20:30:28:20 expansion. 20:30:30:13>>>And the owner of a
    20:30:31:25 clothing company is giving 20:30:32:27 more than the shirt off his
    20:30:33:25 back to help those with 20:30:34:27 special needs.
    20:30:36:04>>>Those stories next on 20:30:36:26 “Arizona Horizon.”
    20:30:39:06>>”Arizona Horizon” is made 20:30:40:12 possible by contributions from
    20:30:41:22 the friends of eight, members 20:30:42:27 of your Arizona PBS station.
    20:30:44:23 Thank you. 20:30:48:21>>>Good evening and welcome
    20:30:49:22 to “Arizona Horizon.” 20:30:50:23 I’m Ted Simons.
    20:30:52:01 Heavy rains hit the valley 20:30:53:08 last night resulting in
    20:30:54:09 flooding, downed trees, and 20:30:56:00 over a dozen water rescues
    20:30:57:21 of stranded motorists. 20:30:58:28 Joining us now is Nancy
    20:31:00:00 selover, the state 20:31:01:08 climatologist, and a resident
    20:31:03:00 of an area near south mountain 20:31:04:25 that was hit especially hard.
    20:31:05:21 Good to have you here. 20:31:07:15 Thanks for joining us.
    20:31:08:17>>Thank you. 20:31:09:01>>What did you see�– you’re
    20:31:10:18 by south mountain, correct? 20:31:12:09>>Yes.
    20:31:12:22>>What did you see last night? 20:31:14:02>>We had an extreme rainfall
    20:31:16:15 event that was tropical 20:31:17:28 moisture.
    20:31:19:01 We had some dynamics, very 20:31:21:24 unstable atmosphere and
    20:31:25:02 everything came together to 20:31:26:00 squeeze that water out.
    20:31:26:27 We had 3.37 inches at my house 20:31:30:12 in 100 minutes.
    20:31:32:08>>What is 3.37�– 3�1/3 in a
    20:31:36:04 little over an hour and a half? 20:31:37:23>>Yes.
    20:31:38:06>>I was going to ask if this 20:31:39:12 is typical.
    20:31:40:13 That doesn’t sound typical. 20:31:41:28>>No, that is not typical.
    20:31:44:15>>What happened here? 20:31:46:15>>Incredible amount of
    20:31:47:12 moisture that had come up from 20:31:49:11 Mexico, tropical moisture.
    20:31:51:01 We saw low cloud levels, and it 20:31:53:12 didn’t take much to raise that
    20:31:54:15 up and get that�– get those 20:31:56:10 rain events to start happening.
    20:31:57:26 And it just sat over south 20:32:02:10 mountain for a period of time.
    20:32:06:02 Graphic lifting, surface 20:32:07:23 heating, some dynamics, what we
    20:32:09:22 call an inverted trough, low 20:32:12:05 pressure system and additional
    20:32:16:07 positive�– spinning. 20:32:20:03>>It seemed like it parked
    20:32:21:27 over south mountain. 20:32:22:26 It came from Mexico.
    20:32:23:27 Could you see it building? 20:32:25:03 Was it waxing and waning?
    20:32:27:11>>The weather service knew the 20:32:29:17 moisture was up there.
    20:32:30:10 The storms themselves, single 20:32:31:27 storm doesn’t form down in
    20:32:33:02 Mexico and typically continue 20:32:34:13 just as one storm.
    20:32:35:09 It is just a continual 20:32:37:16 reformation of a storm cell.
    20:32:39:23 One dies out and the next one 20:32:41:09 forms.
    20:32:42:04>>It forms in Mexico, moves up 20:32:43:22 here in various forms.
    20:32:44:19 This one parked over south 20:32:45:27 mountain and went nuts on your
    20:32:47:04 house in that area out there 20:32:49:05 where they stranded motorists
    20:32:51:22 and everything. 20:32:52:22 Where does a system like this
    20:32:54:05 go? 20:32:54:18 How far north does it go?
    20:32:56:03>>This one didn’t go too 20:32:57:17 terribly far past south
    20:32:58:29 mountain and kind of fell 20:33:00:16 apart.
    20:33:01:01 There was a little 20:33:02:09 redevelopment, later in the
    20:33:05:06 day, formation over the west 20:33:06:21 valley as it went north but it
    20:33:08:20 dumped its load on south 20:33:10:15 mountain.
    20:33:10:25 There wasn’t enough moisture 20:33:12:13 left after that to really
    20:33:14:14 provide too much rainfall. 20:33:16:27>>Monsoon, storms in general,
    20:33:19:02 it seems like they bounce off 20:33:20:27 the rim and come back.
    20:33:22:15 Or go straight up. 20:33:23:12 They don’t go to Canada.
    20:33:24:27 How far north do they go? 20:33:26:17>>Monsoon moisture typically
    20:33:27:28 goes into northern Arizona. 20:33:30:00 If we get a storm or a system
    20:33:33:16 that moves up the Colorado 20:33:35:00 river, lower Colorado river
    20:33:36:20 valley, it will go up through 20:33:38:05 into Las Vegas and it will dump
    20:33:39:26 a bunch of precipitation on 20:33:41:15 them up there and it doesn’t
    20:33:42:27 usually�– moisture doesn’t 20:33:44:05 usually go much further north
    20:33:45:11 than that. 20:33:46:00>>So, obviously, this was�–
    20:33:47:23 you said�– what happened on 20:33:49:00 south mountain could
    20:33:51:06 legitimately be described as a 20:33:52:20 once in a thousand year event.
    20:33:54:12>>Yes, based on the annual 20:33:55:26 return interval from the NOAA
    20:33:58:19 atLAS 14 precipitation 20:34:03:01 frequency tables, yes.
    20:34:04:12>>The fact that it parked on 20:34:05:27 the mountain, not necessarily
    20:34:07:18 the amount of moisture in the 20:34:08:22 storm but that it stopped there
    20:34:10:02 and dumped. 20:34:11:06>>Tables calculated based on
    20:34:12:20 how long a time it rains and 20:34:14:01 how much rain falls in that
    20:34:16:00 time. 20:34:16:08 If you had two inches in 10
    20:34:18:12 minutes, that would be a very, 20:34:20:01 very significant event.
    20:34:21:15 Something that you would not 20:34:22:24 anticipate happening
    20:34:23:21 frequently. 20:34:24:21 In this case, we had a 200-year
    20:34:27:16 event, if I looked at 10 minute 20:34:30:06 precipitation, highest 10
    20:34:31:14 minute value. 20:34:32:12 Highest 50 minute value, and
    20:34:33:28 the highest 90 minute or two 20:34:36:03 hour value, we were at a
    20:34:37:18 thousand year event. 20:34:39:03>>Looking at washes, I think
    20:34:40:10 these were around your house 20:34:41:13 and the washes, something like
    20:34:43:00 this, will change the nature of 20:34:44:14 the landscape, won’t it?
    20:34:46:15>>It absolutely will. 20:34:47:24 When you get that�– very steep
    20:34:49:23 terrain up there. 20:34:50:12 When you get that water that
    20:34:51:21 falls that quickly, it doesn’t 20:34:53:12 infiltrate.
    20:34:53:21 It just runs off the surface 20:34:55:12 and as it moves, it gains power
    20:34:57:11 and steam and more and more 20:34:59:11 water comes down and it picks
    20:35:01:06 up and carries larger and 20:35:02:26 larger particles, and pretty
    20:35:05:02 soon gravel and rocks and then 20:35:06:11 it is ripping trees out and
    20:35:08:11 carrying limbs and bushes down. 20:35:09:29 When it gets to the end of the
    20:35:11:06 wash, for example, in our 20:35:13:02 neighborhood, we have culverts
    20:35:15:00 that go under the street to 20:35:16:19 drain the wash.
    20:35:17:24 Culverts about 3�1/2 foot in 20:35:19:18 diameter with a grading on
    20:35:20:18 them. 20:35:20:27 The bottom part of the culvert
    20:35:22:21 got filled with mud and sand. 20:35:24:06 But then the top part was
    20:35:26:10 blocked when all of the bushes 20:35:27:26 and branches and things came
    20:35:29:10 down. 20:35:29:19 The water came up over the
    20:35:30:20 wash, out of the wash, over the 20:35:32:03 street, down on the other side
    20:35:33:09 of the street and started to 20:35:34:15 scour out the dirt over there.
    20:35:36:15>>So, the concept of cleaning 20:35:38:00 up after the storm, yeah, you
    20:35:39:13 have to clean up. 20:35:40:07 You also have to look at what
    20:35:41:20 has changed and start preparing 20:35:43:14 for the next storm.
    20:35:44:15>>Sure, sure. 20:35:45:04 We have to clean out the washes
    20:35:46:14 and get those things unblocked 20:35:47:27 so that the water stays where
    20:35:49:02 it is supposed to stay. 20:35:50:08>>The monsoon so far, other
    20:35:52:23 than this obviously, other than 20:35:54:21 that, Mrs.�Lincoln, how did
    you 20:35:58:15 like the play?
    20:35:59:24 Other than that, pretty 20:36:01:29 typical.
    20:36:02:20>>So far normal�– sky harbor, 20:36:04:26 this year, donut hole�– Tucson
    20:36:07:25 airport last year�– a lot of 20:36:09:14 rain in Tucson but not at the
    20:36:11:10 airport. 20:36:11:21 This year, the airport here has
    20:36:14:10 not yet had its rainfall. 20:36:16:23 I think it still will.
    20:36:19:00>>You think the monsoon has 20:36:21:03 some punch left in it.
    20:36:23:05>>Another four weeks. 20:36:24:02>>And that would be not so
    20:36:25:11 unusual. 20:36:25:26>>No.
    20:36:27:10>>Does it seem like in the old 20:36:29:14 days, east side, east valley,
    20:36:31:20 eastern parts would always get 20:36:32:24 the rain and you would feel
    20:36:34:00 sorry for the folks, almost 20:36:35:04 like in the west valley, they
    20:36:36:17 wouldn’t get the storms. 20:36:37:15 They wouldn’t get the rain.
    20:36:38:17 It seems like they’re getting a
    20:36:40:06 lot of storms these days. 20:36:42:28 Is that just me?
    20:36:43:24 What’s going on here? 20:36:45:08>>Partly depends on where that
    20:36:47:04 moisture and where the core of 20:36:48:15 the monsoon sets up in Mexico.
    20:36:50:13 If sometimes it is over to the 20:36:52:03 east side, so the southeastern
    20:36:54:03 part of Arizona gets that or 20:36:55:13 the storms go up through
    20:36:57:15 western Mexico, and some years 20:36:59:29 the central path is up the
    20:37:03:22 lower Colorado river. 20:37:05:10 And then sometimes just up
    20:37:06:24 through central Arizona. 20:37:07:28 So, where in Phoenix that
    20:37:12:00 splits, east valley, west 20:37:13:27 valley, it’s always hard to
    20:37:15:28 say. 20:37:16:05 It is not a pattern.
    20:37:17:06 It is not just creeping in one 20:37:18:16 direction.
    20:37:18:29>>We are not seeing 20:37:20:18 necessarily�–
    20:37:20:27>>A trend�– 20:37:21:21>>More people out there, and
    20:37:22:28 more people saying it is 20:37:24:04 raining out there.
    20:37:24:29>>They’re noticing it. 20:37:26:02>>EL Nino�– what is going
    on 20:37:31:20 this winter
    20:37:32:09>>Coming and going and on 20:37:34:03 again and off again.
    20:37:34:29 At the moment, it looks like it 20:37:36:25 will have something.
    20:37:37:18 Looking like it might be 20:37:38:26 moderate to weak, not
    20:37:40:07 necessarily strong, although 20:37:42:04 that keeps changing.
    20:37:43:06 It is hard to say. 20:37:44:08 If it is a moderate EL Nino,
    20:37:46:16 then we typically would get a 20:37:48:10 little more precipitation in
    20:37:49:14 the winter than we usually get. 20:37:51:08 And the past three winters have
    20:37:53:20 been consecutively dry. 20:37:56:15 We’re happy for anything.
    20:37:57:24>>Moderate EL Nino is a good 20:37:59:24 thing.
    20:37:59:27 What does that mean for the 20:38:02:11 mountains in Colorado?
    20:38:03:15>>It doesn’t make so much 20:38:05:04 difference.
    20:38:05:26 Colorado�– EL Nino, southern 20:38:08:13 tier states that provide us
    20:38:09:23 with more moisture than normal. 20:38:11:24 Colorado, northern California,
    20:38:12:27 they don’t usually get a huge 20:38:16:08 impact.
    20:38:16:23>>The Colorado river water, 20:38:18:11 the mountains, hard to tell
    20:38:19:27 though. 20:38:20:09>>The good news for us, last
    20:38:21:17 year it was our third 20:38:23:07 consecutive dry year in the
    20:38:24:09 state, but Colorado, Rockies 20:38:26:21 got a lot of precipitation,
    20:38:28:12 they had a lot of snow pack and 20:38:30:01 that helped bring�– up a
    20:38:33:20 little bit. 20:38:34:16 Not huge.
    20:38:35:07>>That is still a major 20:38:36:09 concern.
    20:38:39:01 Good to have you here. 20:38:40:06>>Thank you.
    20:38:47:09 MM 20:39:47:27>>>The city of Phoenix wants
    20:39:48:24 to triple light rail over the 20:39:49:24 next 30 years.
    20:39:50:27 The city has formed a 20:39:51:25 committee to look into light
    20:39:52:24 rail expansion along with 20:39:53:25 street and bus service
    20:39:54:28 improvements. 20:39:56:03 Here with more on the plans
    20:39:57:18 is Phoenix city councilwoman 20:39:58:17 Thelda Williams.
    20:39:59:09 Good to have you here. 20:40:00:09 Thanks for joining us.
    20:40:01:05>>Thank you, Tim. 20:40:02:17>>Citizens committee formed,
    20:40:03:21 again, the focus is on 20:40:05:18 expansion, light rail, bus
    20:40:06:28 service, street, how much 20:40:08:14 expansion are we talking here?
    20:40:10:11>>We’re hoping a lot. 20:40:12:17 Everywhere�– we’re hoping we
    20:40:14:23 come up with maybe a 30-year 20:40:16:10 plan that we could actually get
    20:40:17:17 the light rail not only to 20:40:19:03 Metro center in the north, west
    20:40:25:19 camel back, down central, and 20:40:29:04 ideally economy improves, we
    20:40:31:18 could get to paradise valley 20:40:33:20 mall.
    20:40:34:04>>I want to get some of the 20:40:35:06 lines in particular in a
    20:40:36:00 second. 20:40:36:12 Are those lines approved by
    20:40:37:25 anything or anyone or are those 20:40:39:20 just plans that have been�–
    20:40:42:04 somewhat in concrete? 20:40:43:14>>Well, actually, the Metro
    20:40:46:10 design is underway. 20:40:50:01 Camelback, going out around the
    20:40:52:07 capital, out camelback, that 20:40:54:24 one is on the books, ready to
    20:40:56:24 go. 20:40:57:12>>Okay.
    20:40:57:23 And south of down central is 20:41:00:17 just in the preliminary stages.
    20:41:03:08>>Let’s go to these. 20:41:04:16 We will start with the one
    20:41:05:18 going from Christown to Metro 20:41:09:16 center.
    20:41:10:00 There is the map there. 20:41:10:28 This would start in 2016 and
    20:41:12:16 end, what, in 2026, something 20:41:14:15 like that?
    20:41:15:09>>Well, that’s what it is on 20:41:17:13 the books for.
    20:41:18:09 I’m optimistic that it would be 20:41:20:12 much quicker than that.
    20:41:21:17>>Yeah, although I read 20:41:22:29 somewhere this may not start
    20:41:24:12 until 2023 until some of the 20:41:26:09 money starts to come in.
    20:41:27:06>>It depends on the funding, 20:41:29:00 and the fed funding.
    20:41:30:09>>Another one from downtown, 20:41:31:19 west out to the capital and
    20:41:33:17 then along I-10. 20:41:36:11 How far along�–
    20:41:37:08>>I think that is the 20:41:39:02 longer�–
    20:41:39:27>>It has changed already. 20:41:43:21>>I-10 didn’t work for many
    20:41:46:08 reasons. 20:41:46:18 It probably will go across
    20:41:48:10 camelback in some fashion. 20:41:49:26>>What we are looking at here
    20:41:51:08 may not be the end result. 20:41:52:18 How would it go straight north
    20:41:53:29 then? 20:41:54:12 How�– I don’t understand.
    20:41:55:17>>It kind of winds around to 20:41:57:09 get up north.
    20:41:58:15 That had so many problems, and 20:42:01:10 it was going to be so much more
    20:42:03:01 expensive that they had to 20:42:05:28 abandon that plan.
    20:42:06:24>>But it would still go out to 20:42:08:20 the capitol.
    20:42:09:12>>Around the capitol, north 20:42:10:17 and then west.
    20:42:11:12>>North of maybe 19th avenue 20:42:12:28 perhaps?
    20:42:14:24>>Yeah�– kind of winds. 20:42:16:22>>Okay.
    20:42:17:02 All right. 20:42:17:18 We will wait until it happens.
    20:42:18:29 Another one 19th avenue west to 20:42:20:19 maybe like Grand Canyon
    20:42:23:05 university and on out to 20:42:25:21 Glendale.
    20:42:26:09>>Right. 20:42:26:20>>That one has a good chance.
    20:42:28:01>>Oh, yes, absolutely. 20:42:29:27>>And another one would follow
    20:42:31:08 as you mention maybe state 20:42:32:26 route 51 up to paradise valley
    20:42:35:15 mall? 20:42:36:04>>Well, that’s a possibility.
    20:42:38:01 That alignment hasn’t been 20:42:39:21 studied yet.
    20:42:40:16 I’m very optimistic�– Dunlap 20:42:43:27 has�– go not only west to�–
    20:42:47:10>>I see. 20:42:48:13>>West Metro, but could go
    20:42:49:23 east�– 20:42:51:07>>Indeed.
    20:42:52:07>>And there is�– right of way
    20:42:53:25 there, we could get there. 20:42:55:19>>And last one you mentioned
    20:42:57:15 was downtown, south along 20:42:58:27 central to baseline.
    20:43:00:05 What is the deal with that one? 20:43:01:29>>That one is just beginning,
    20:43:04:19 under study. 20:43:05:13 It takes�– we have to go
    20:43:07:15 through all of the different 20:43:08:26 studies, environmental, set the
    20:43:10:13 routes and do all of the 20:43:11:25 analysis, and then cost figures
    20:43:13:17 before we can get approved. 20:43:16:08>>Let’s talk about some of the
    20:43:17:10 cost figures. 20:43:18:05 How much funding needed?
    20:43:19:08 Give us a ballpark figure here. 20:43:21:15>>We’re probably talking a
    20:43:22:18 billion. 20:43:23:01>>A billion.
    20:43:24:05>>We’ve spent $1.4 billion on 20:43:27:01 the 20 miles that we have
    20:43:28:27 constructed right now. 20:43:29:24>>And this would be�–
    20:43:31:08>>And this is more than that. 20:43:32:27>>Yeah.
    20:43:33:16 Where would the money come 20:43:34:23 from?
    20:43:35:15>>It’s�– hopefully we are 20:43:37:12 going to have to go out and get
    20:43:39:20 the tax renewed, optimistic 20:43:46:02 that the voters will approve
    20:43:47:12 that and we can use that money 20:43:48:27 and begin construction.
    20:43:50:14 But I think�– if we have 20:43:55:25 5-10th or 6-10th of a cent, we
    20:43:59:27 are able to not only do that�– 20:44:02:21 we can address the bus�– we
    20:44:06:05 have poor bus service, let’s 20:44:08:21 face it.
    20:44:09:09 We could provide resurfacing of 20:44:11:09 a lot of streets.
    20:44:12:16>>Current voter approved sales 20:44:14:02 tax ends in 2020.
    20:44:15:06 That is 4-10th of a percent on 20:44:17:06 the dollar.
    20:44:17:28 You are thinking maybe go to 20:44:19:25 the voters next year with 5 or
    20:44:21:21 6-10th of a percent? 20:44:24:19>>That’s what I’m hoping.
    20:44:26:12 What happened to us, the 20:44:27:25 economy, when it tanked,
    20:44:29:27 revenue didn’t come in. 20:44:30:25 And so what we expected to have
    20:44:32:13 built didn’t happen because of 20:44:34:00 that.
    20:44:34:15>>What if the voters say no? 20:44:36:14 Is there a plan B, C, D, or E?
    20:44:40:11>>Well, not yet. 20:44:43:29 The state transportation tax
    20:44:47:06 expires shortly after ours. 20:44:49:23 That would probably give us
    20:44:53:08 money to operate the current 20:44:54:29 system, but it couldn’t be�–
    20:44:56:10 we couldn’t be expanding. 20:44:58:18>>From what I saw, it sounds
    20:45:00:03 like only five miles could be 20:45:02:18 built in the next six years,
    20:45:04:12 before that�– the existing 20:45:06:18 tax�– five miles, that is not
    20:45:08:10 a heck of a lot. 20:45:09:12>>Nothing.
    20:45:09:27>>And good luck with bus and 20:45:11:01 street service.
    20:45:12:00>>Oh, absolutely. 20:45:13:00>>And there is a public�–
    20:45:15:24 $130 million shortfall, is that 20:45:18:17 what it is, public transit
    20:45:20:12 system program? 20:45:21:18>>Transit system�– transit
    20:45:23:13 doesn’t pay for itself. 20:45:25:06>>Yeah.
    20:45:25:21>>Cash-wise, it never will. 20:45:28:22 Was not designed to.
    20:45:30:10 The infrastructure is very 20:45:32:15 expensive.
    20:45:33:06 Operation is expensive. 20:45:34:15 But we have so many discounts
    20:45:36:23 on tickets, veterans, schools, 20:45:40:21 companies, different
    20:45:42:20 corporations buy at a different 20:45:44:11 rate.
    20:45:44:20 We discount so many tickets 20:45:46:27 because we want the ridership.
    20:45:49:06 EPA requires we keep the air 20:45:52:09 clean, keeps traffic off the
    20:45:53:28 street, and it makes a lot of 20:45:55:13 people in my district happy
    20:45:56:29 when you get the cars outs of 20:45:58:15 the way coming downtown.
    20:46:01:01 Advantages that we pay for when 20:46:02:05 we subsidize it.
    20:46:03:15>>And you do need to get some 20:46:05:00 committed funds, I think it is
    20:46:07:02 operating costs in order to get 20:46:08:09 the federal dollars.
    20:46:09:25 Federal money is not going to 20:46:11:02 come unless there is a plan in
    20:46:12:09 place. 20:46:13:06>>Exactly.
    20:46:13:23 Unless we have it in place 20:46:15:16 early.
    20:46:15:27 We can’t wait until 2018, 2019. 20:46:20:10 It’s too late.
    20:46:21:04 Because they program out their 20:46:22:24 funds.
    20:46:23:07 And we all know they have less 20:46:24:24 funds, more competitive.
    20:46:26:09 So, we have to have our package 20:46:28:10 ready.
    20:46:28:18 We have to get in there early 20:46:30:07 to be a legitimate candidate to
    20:46:33:15 receive federal money. 20:46:34:23>>And that is what this
    20:46:35:27 committee is designed to do. 20:46:37:07 Who is on this committee,
    20:46:38:23 anyway? 20:46:39:17>>We’re lucky it is�– we have
    20:46:43:00 former secretary of 20:46:48:14 transportation, and�– the
    20:46:53:12 cochairs, and then we have 20:46:54:28 people who are interested.
    20:46:56:08 We have transportation people 20:46:57:18 from other areas, and citizens
    20:47:00:12 from our districts. 20:47:01:28>>I was going to ask about a
    20:47:03:13 resident input. 20:47:04:06 What do you need there and how
    20:47:05:18 can folks just say, here, I 20:47:07:11 have an idea?
    20:47:08:10 A pothole in front of the 20:47:09:21 street.
    20:47:10:05 Let’s get it fixed. 20:47:11:11>>We get lots of calls every
    20:47:12:28 day. 20:47:13:11>>I bet you do.
    20:47:14:16>>Well, we are setting up a 20:47:16:01 web page.
    20:47:16:29 I think it is 20:47:17:19, if I
    20:47:21:12 recall right. 20:47:22:06>>I think it might be dot ORG.
    20:47:25:10>>Yeah�– and once we have a
    20:47:28:02 couple of meetings, going out 20:47:30:21 to the community for input and
    20:47:32:06 we welcome it. 20:47:35:01>>Want people involved.
    20:47:36:09>>I know when people do get 20:47:37:13 involved, you are going to hear
    20:47:38:26 a lot about bus service and you 20:47:40:15 are going to hear a lot about
    20:47:41:29 street improvement. 20:47:42:22 Is there anything in general
    20:47:44:00 that you are looking at right 20:47:46:21 now�– we hear a lot about
    20:47:48:10 light rail, but what about the 20:47:49:27 bus service and what about
    20:47:51:16 improving the streets? 20:47:52:25>>They’re essential.
    20:47:53:24 There are already recognized 20:47:55:19 over $500 million of street
    20:47:58:15 repairs we need. 20:47:59:15 $500 million.
    20:48:00:18 That’s a lot of money that we 20:48:02:01 don’t have.
    20:48:02:25 It is only going to get worse. 20:48:04:23 Everything from your
    20:48:05:24 residential streets, but when 20:48:07:09 you stop and think it’s not
    20:48:10:04 just the arterials, the main 20:48:12:00 streets, but all of them and we
    20:48:13:16 have over 5,000 miles of 20:48:15:05 streets in the city of Phoenix
    20:48:16:25 that should be on a 20-year 20:48:18:27 maintenance schedule that are
    20:48:21:00 40 some maintenance schedule. 20:48:22:27 No wonder they’re falling
    20:48:24:10 apart. 20:48:24:27>>We will see what the
    20:48:25:22 committee comes up with and the 20:48:27:13 input you get from residents.
    20:48:28:29 Good to have you here. 20:48:29:26 Thank you so much.
    20:48:31:06>>Thank you for having me. 20:48:40:07>>>Tonight’s edition of
    20:48:41:09 Arizona giving and leading 20:48:42:10 looks at a Phoenix man who’s
    20:48:43:12 found a unique way to raise 20:48:44:13 money for special needs
    20:48:45:21 organizations. 20:48:49:03 Shanna FISCHER introduces us
    20:48:54:16 to�– 20:48:54:25>>With every T-shirt printed,
    20:48:57:24 paper clouds apparel is 20:48:59:23 changing lives.
    20:49:01:05>>Artwork individual with 20:49:02:12 special needs created, transfer
    20:49:03:27 that to the shirts, hats, bags, 20:49:05:15 and we team up with different
    20:49:07:01 special needs cause every two 20:49:08:11 weeks and we sell their artwork
    20:49:11:27 on the web site. 20:49:12:22 For two weeks, 50% of the
    20:49:14:28 proceeds go back to that 20:49:15:28 special needs, school, cause,
    20:49:17:13 organization. 20:49:18:17>>Robert Thornton started
    20:49:20:09 paper clouds apparel after a 20:49:21:16 visit to his parents’ house.
    20:49:23:25 Robert noticed a drawing on the 20:49:26:15 refrigerator.
    20:49:27:15 His mom is a school bus driver 20:49:29:02 for children with special
    20:49:30:03 needs. 20:49:30:12 The drawing was made by a
    20:49:31:14 little girl on the bus. 20:49:32:21>>I spent the entire night
    20:49:37:19 mesmerized by this drawing. 20:49:38:28 It was different, but different
    20:49:40:04 in a cool way. 20:49:40:29 I spent the entire night
    20:49:42:23 staring at it. 20:49:44:10 The next morning I woke up, I
    20:49:46:10 thought, man, that would look 20:49:47:29 cool on a T-shirt.
    20:49:49:15>>Before long, he had the idea 20:49:50:26 for paper clouds apparel.
    20:49:52:06 He chose to focus on people 20:49:53:13 with special needs because
    20:49:54:14 they’re often overlooked by 20:49:56:06 society.
    20:49:56:21>>You know, for too long, 20:49:58:02 people have treated those with
    20:49:59:17 special needs like they kind 20:50:01:02 of�– they want to put them
    in 20:50:02:13 the corner, don’t have to deal
    20:50:03:24 with them, I want to be like 20:50:05:09 no, I want to put you on a
    20:50:08:00 pedestal and show you that you 20:50:09:07 are talented, that you can
    20:50:11:08 contribute to society. 20:50:12:20 You have skills and you need to
    20:50:15:03 be appreciated. 20:50:15:21>>Paper clouds apparel has
    20:50:17:05 raised money for dozens of 20:50:18:19 organizations across the
    20:50:19:13 country. 20:50:19:23 Not only does Robert showcase
    20:50:22:28 drawings made by kids with 20:50:24:09 special needs, he employs
    20:50:26:10 adults with special needs in 20:50:27:06 the packaging department.
    20:50:28:16>>80 to 93% of adults with 20:50:31:06 special needs aren’t employed.
    20:50:33:28 That’s ridiculous. 20:50:34:28 If more businesses focused on
    20:50:36:20 helping people instead of just 20:50:37:23 the bottom line, bottom line,
    20:50:39:18 bottom line, like this world 20:50:40:21 would be a much better place.
    20:50:42:14>>Robert is determined to make 20:50:43:15 the world a better place one
    20:50:45:09 T-shirt at a time. 20:50:47:04>>I just feel that I’m doing
    20:50:48:19 what I was brought here to do. 20:50:50:21 You can change the world.
    20:50:51:27 You know, you just have to 20:50:53:08 believe in it.
    20:50:53:22 It is not going to be easy, you 20:50:55:10 know, but if you�– if you’re
    20:50:56:29 doing the right thing and you 20:50:58:17 work hard at it, you can do
    20:51:00:19 whatever you want to do. 20:51:03:17>>Paper clouds apparel is
    20:51:04:19 always looking for new designs. 20:51:06:07 If you know someone who would
    20:51:07:29 like to contribute a design, 20:51:09:22 visit their web site,
    20:51:10:27 20:51:14:00>>>Thursday on “Arizona
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    Future high speed railway of india and China
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    Future high speed railway of india and China

    October 13, 2019

    Smoking is injurious to health Smoking leads to cancer Disclaimer Newgate India have directed this documentary film purely for educational and academic
    purpose China is world’s second-largest and fastest growing economy with vast
    geographical diverse city on the same front china’s neighboring
    country India is world second-fastest growing
    economy and eighth largest with vast cultural diversity India is also the biggest democratic
    country Newgateindia has done an intensive analysis and results obtained from research supported the fact that the two leading nations, India and china have a lot in common in their economy
    pattern and follow a similar trend in both the cases consumer demand were
    impacted highly by macroeconomic variables and current economic conditions however there relationship and degree of association differed from each other But in last one decades china’s consumer demand grew quite faster than that of India the rapid economic growth in india and china in last one decade has catched up a high ladder with china having an average GDP
    growth of 10.7% and india having an average growth of 8.9% over the
    period 2005 to 2010 grabbed the top two positions globally in terms of annual GDP growth
    achieved This inhabitable growth that resulted in creating employment and better business opportunities that
    in turn has raised the average disposable incomes purchasing power ability to spend making a steady growth
    in demand but many other macro economy variables
    like employment, inflation consumer price index and bank’s interest rate set by central bank would alter the
    consequences of increased or decrease in consumer demand in india in recent quarters of 2012 reserve bank of india have increased the interest rate to have a control on long going
    inflation but on the same time low inflation is slowly getting controlled
    industrial outputs have gone down Newgate India sees that industries in
    India and china is one of the most Competitive markets catering to the
    global needs. market patterns in recent years In china and india as emerging nations have been fluctuating due to factors
    like global slowdown competitions and ability of consumers to accept and
    before the product or service has been quite challenging but no one can deny needs thre is no
    other place than india and china having huge market potential with vast area
    of untapped markets Newgate india has undergone very keen
    research have interpreted macroeconomic data stepwise and forecasts the
    population of india will overtake china by 2030 making india
    having their largest workforce in the world Newgate india have also found from
    regression analysis that’s in case of expenditure pattern both india and china
    followed the same pattern in both the cases the expenditure in education remained constant whereas expenditure in
    health care kept on rising in india and china the GDP growth
    rate had been constantly rising from 1999 to 2008 in 2009 due to economic
    depression the GDP fell down and picked up again from 2009 In the past few decades industries and
    venture capitalist looking to invest in chinese and indian markets have
    significantly risen these vast market act as a driving force
    to stimulate the economic growth in china and india Newgate also sees an important
    observations that china and india being world’s fastest growing nation and
    counted among two big economies in asia has undergone this major growth in the
    presence of increasing proportion of private ownership and large pool of
    young working force. As forecasted by international monetary
    fund china will overtake economy of USA by
    two 2034 becoming the largest economy and india will overtake USA by 2067 becoming the second largest economy as predicted india will further overtake
    china by 2076 and would be the leading nation driving
    the economy coming to china’s high-speed railways
    system china has the world’s longest high-speed rail
    network with about 6800 kilometers
    of routes running above 200 kilometers per hour it was expected that by october 2012 china will reach at least 3515 kilometers of rail line with highest speeds of 300
    kilometers per hour. high-speed railway service in china was introduced on 18th april 2007 and daily ridership has grown from 237 thousand in 2007 to 796 thousand in 2010 China’s High speed rail network consists of upgraded conventional railways newly built high-speed passenger
    designated lines and world’s first high-speed commercial magnetic
    levitation line Newgate india’s projection based on railway network expansion from the year 2007 to 2011 indicates that there high-speed railway network is rapidly
    expanding and the total network lengths of above
    200 kilometer per hour lines is expected to reach 18 thousand
    kilometer by the end of 2015
    china’s high-speed rail expansion slowed sharply in 2011 concerns about safety high tickets
    prices low ridership and financial sustainability of
    high-speed rail projects and environmental impact have drawn greater scrutiny Newgate india has no doubts that their high-speed railway market in china has been red hot in recent years and indicates that china’s high-speed
    railroad track mileage may exceed 16 thousand
    kilometers by two 2020 the government is also spending 98 billion yuan to expand into less populated areas as the first long-distance high-speed
    rail line in west china the second line all railway
    has a planned investment of more than 140 billion yuan
    China’s high-speed railway plays a very important role in logistics and transportation done through high
    speed car go cars high-speed railways have also helped in
    agricultural sector by reducing the wastage through reduction of cycle
    time every important stations have automated
    inventory tracking facilities where goods are safely being transferred loaded and unloaded from cargo cars high-speed railways has given the thrust to retailer on station to achieve higher sales volume the Beiljing shanghai high-speed line has twenty four stations including groups crosses two major rivers the yellow and the yanks the shanghai tanjing section of the
    current mainline was chosen for early rebuilding
    to enable testing to take place largely because it crosses the soft terrain of
    the yanks delta presenting the engineers with their most
    difficult challenge two-thirds of the new route was built on embankment with
    the vast majority of the remaining third being laid on bridges engineers lifted the three hundred main span of
    this bridge into position using a 1200 tones crane and despite the weighted delicacy of the
    operation it took just an hour and a half to drop the span and bolt it into place for each span the
    managing director said that high-speed railway flyover will make a
    real difference to passengers who would travel on this highly proficient
    high-speed lines. lifting the main span into place is a milestone in the project and beside that engineers on track can deliver those benefits What else can we learn about the future
    of the chinese high-speed of course it is growing has a huge market and has miles to grow but is it possible for india to build high-speed railway as efficient
    as china questions are still a growing concern
    for high-speed railways authority of india Newgate India have found many loopholes in
    the current railway network indian railway track does not meet the specification and
    presence of very frequent sharp turnings at an average of every fifteen
    kilometers leads to slow down of railwayspeech as of today average speed of railway locomotives in
    india is 68 to 80 kilometers per hour growing railway safety and accidents has
    to be taken into prime focus in india daily several accidents take place on the crossroads and toll gates many
    people die on tracks in dark knight in india there is no centralized system to ensure that the trucks are safe
    enough to run the trains no one in india can forget the derailment off Kurla Howrah express that occurred on the 28th of may 2010 in the west Midnapore district of west bengal in india the accident almost sabotaged the Midnapore-TATA nagar route for more than a year it was disputed as to whether sabotaged or a bomb caused damage on the railway
    track which in turn led to a trains derailment the train derailment have raised
    question on people’s safety in transport later an oncoming good train hit the loose
    carrages resulting in the deaths of atleast 141 passengers in india Bridges are not being taken care which resulted in Kalalundi train disaster one of the biggest accidents on the
    indian railway network in 2001 on 21 july the mangalore chennaii mail heading for
    chennai was crossing bridge 924 over the kadalundi the river near
    Calicut when it derailed and fell into the river the death toll for the accident rose
    steadily as bodies were retrieved from the wreckage over the course of a week but a figure of 57 people were
    eventually reported as killed or missing including at least 8 women and 2
    children whilist between 117 and 300 were injured and transported to nearby hospitals in india still lots of bridges are on hold have
    expired and needs to be addressed soon but hope still lies india is a leading country in technological advancement information systems and innovation although india doesn;t own a competencies in this sector but it can outsource
    to international players to take this up as a turnkey project few such players are network rails bombardier siemens who can
    collaborate with indian manufacturer BHEL to undergo high-speed rail project indian railways approach to high-speed
    is an incremental improvement on existing conventional lines for up to 160
    kilometers per hour with afford vision of speed above 200 kilometers per hour on new tracks with state of the art
    technology while they do not define high-speed indian railways approach matches the high-speed definitions of the trans european high-speed rail
    network for upgraded lines and new lines built for high speed india had already found out the technology in 2002 to build up high-speed railway but growing population infrastructure rehabilization of
    tracks and government investments were the key
    factors leading to delay in this project however good news were on cards when
    indian construction proved to be competent enough after the launch of metros in delhi and
    banglore which ran on fly overs and bridges across the cities similar to that of
    requirement of construction of high-speed rail although high-speed rail is quite
    challenging and different to the metro rail but indian construction players like L&T infrastructure has set standards that now india is also
    not too far to build constructive fly over to
    support such projects banglore metro paved a new way in the indian history of
    railway the capacity of train is approximately
    1000 through longitudinal sitting giving a high proportion of the area to
    standing passengers the maximum attainable speed is 80
    kilometers per hour. Banglore metro rails are the first metro in india all the first lecturer to have wi-fi enabled on training so passengers can use laptops
    tablets as well as mobile internet passengers also have emergency voice
    communication with train staff through the speaker
    system passengers are provided with the call
    button to communicate anything to the driver or control center during an emergency Newgate india had conducted a survey to find out the most optimal railway
    route that would suit to high-speed railway network Newgate india took four important
    factors into consideration number one the average disposable income of each
    station or place secondly, the average demand of passengers in
    that station Third, geographical feasibility to support
    high-speed railway and fourth the expected tenure of return on investment or break even. Newgate india selects 24 important stations
    from the available pool of networks in Indian Railway. the cities that could much this criterias were
    similar Delhi, Mumbai Chennai, kolkata bangalore hyderabad, Jaipur, Patna Pune, Chandigarh,Goa, Coimbatore, Bhubhaneswar and Ahmedabad. After doing a thorough analysis we ranked the top 5 routes that have potential to have high speed railway Delhi- chandigarh route had ranked at the top position but due to short distance and very few
    important stations in between it did not support an early breakeven however Banglore to Chennia and Banglore to hyderabad route
    supported an early breaking even on comparing this route we made an
    important observation instead of choosing one route of this two
    we found that bangalore had to go through vellore stations irrespective of whether it has to go to
    Chennai or hyderabad Hence keeping in mind that this common
    route targeting to large stations chennai and hyderabad would save cost of 1783 crores Hence both the stations were approved
    while analyzing the optimal route in this case high-speed train with 13 cars will be splitted in
    vellore six caress will go to hyderabad and seven cars will go to chennai
    with higher demand Further Bangalore route was extended to Mysore a high potential station near to Bangalore and Vijaywada station was included
    on bangalore – hyderabad route Bangalore will have a yard to
    accommodate and overhaul railway coaches and locomotives Vellore would be a junction switching trains in between bangalore chennai and Vijaywada Newgate India estimates that if everything is set on
    line by two 2012 then by 2016 october
    high-speed rail way would be in a position to take its first ride. banglore
    will be the largest railway yard to cater the needs of the railway network with
    biggest hub engineering overhauling maintenance and repairing. the high speed express is ready to
    take its first ride for passengers Mysore chennai high speed express will enter into mysorestation at 9:30 Am
    morning as its first arrival point to pick up the passengers all over passengers are excited to have an
    experience of there first travel on India’s high-speed railway high speed express enters Mysore
    platforms built with most sophisticated technology and sensing devices to ensure
    safety of platforms as well as on track the train will be halting on station for 10 minutes and will be leaving
    sharp at 9:45 Am for its next destination Bangalore Mysore station will have children’s play area to give kids and their families much needed break and relaxing environment Mysore chennai express will travel at an average speed
    of 200 per hour it has to travel a distance of 172 kilometers and will take just 52 minutes to reach bangalore Mysore express will enter to bangalore station at 10:37 Am and will halt for 10 minutes Bangalore will be the most admired station with high quality of service ambiance modern art of real estate GPRS enabled system with esteemed infrastructure this will be a spacious eco friendly technical driven station that will have modern computer
    facilities information system, art gallary it will have digital accelerators and
    elevators for ease of access emergency exit and fire safety are built
    and would respond automatically when there is an alert facilities for
    physically challenged senior citizens are available user-friendly passenger information place for shoping and advertisment banners and posters will help our brands to promote and
    sell their products this station is just not a stations but a hub where you get varied segments of
    service like ATMs, retail outlets restaurants banks and postal services
    retail footfall will grow high which would help a railway Mysore express would leave bangalore
    at 10:47 Am and proceed to its next destination Vellore Mysore express will travel a distance of 190 kilometres in 56 minutes before it reaches the Vellore at 11:43 Am Vellore will be a junction that will allow mysore express to
    switch between hyderabad and chennai user-friendly interchanges with
    intermodal transit facilities and sky warriors will be the latest way to interchanging
    rails Mysore express will halt for 15 to 20 minutes in vellore for interchange At first 7 cars of mysore
    express will leave at 11:53 Am for chennai followed by six cars of mysore express will leave for.
    hyderabad at 12:00 Pm Mysore Chennia express will cover a
    distance of 135 kilometers in 40 minutes and reach chennai at it’s final
    destination at 12: 33 Pm this mode of transportation that ensures public safety will save people from fatal accidents intelligent software ERP systems and surveillance would have a check for the safety of
    tracks and any threats inside the track the station will have air purifiers
    to lower down carbon production and increase the percentage of oxygen in surrounding atmosphere with lesser noise levels it will help
    in reducing noise pollution railway station will have adequate facilities digital
    boards to guide people order processing system would work on reducing the queue at railway counters through proper optimization of passenger traffic chennai station too will have hospitals arrangements for physically challenged and emergency wards Chennia station will have automated systems keep track
    of baggage and cross check every luggage before passengers go on board to ensure public safety one of the greatest advantage of
    platforms would be the platform screen doors that would avoid any fatal accidents in the meanwhile the other train mysore hyderabad
    express enters vijaywada station at 2:40 PM after covering 513
    kilometers into 2 Hours and 40 minutes It halts in vijaywada station for
    5 minutes and leaves at 2:45 Pm It covered a distance of 279 kilometers in 1 hour 23 minutes to reach its last
    destination hyderabad at 4:10 PM. hydrabad station will have people’s paradise at its bank user oriented facilities cafeterias
    restaurants ATMs E-seva centres and more and added convenience hyderabad will have world-class parking facilities for two wheelers and four wheelers which would be electronically monitored on the cctv no where else in India we would have found such a planed
    infrastructure like in case of high-speed rail Bangalore will have the biggest yard with MRO centres located in whitefield where railway would touch tangentially
    to the city without affecting the mass population maintainance and repairing of railway coaches and locomotives will be done here everything would be monitored from operational control center. Will have workshops with high tech savy equipments so finally we see that india will not
    too far behind China to operate high-speed railway that will
    be soon seen in near future High speed railway in India is feasible and will have long way to grow india will build fast-track to future the future is here

    Sydney Metro North West – Chatswood to Tallawong Full Ride
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    Sydney Metro North West – Chatswood to Tallawong Full Ride

    October 11, 2019

    Chatswood (Platform 3) Departure time: 10:40am Distance Elapsed: 35 kilometres Time elapsed: 42 minutes (+5 minutes delayed) Maximum Speed: 100 km/h Average speed: 50 km/h ECRL Tunnel Entrance Recommended that volume is set on mute due to a squabbling kid next to me. North Ryde (Platform 2) Macquarie Park (Platform 2) Macquarie University (Platform 2) Epping (Platform 6) > Cherrybrook (Platform 2) Castle Hill Cross-Cavern Castle Hill (Platform 2) Hills Showground (Platform 2) Norwest (Platform 2) Tunnel Exit Bella Vista (Platform 2) Skytrain start Speed increased: 80-100 km/h Kellyville (Platform 2) Rouse Hill (Platform 2) Speed Reduced: 100-60 km/h Windsor Road Bridge (270m) Tallawong Station (Platform 1 Arriving) Date Recorded: 26/5/2019