Germany’s Scholz to sign hydrogen deal on Canada trip, discuss LNG

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By Sarah Marsh and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz will sign a deal to establish hydrogen supply chains with Canada during his two-day visit to the country next week, officials said, as Berlin accelerates its green transition to reduce dependence on Russian gas supplies. With fears that Russia could completely shut down already heavily reduced gas flows in retaliation for Western sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, Scholz will also discuss the prospects for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries to Germany, the German officials said on Thursd… Read More “Germany’s Scholz to sign hydrogen deal on Canada trip, discuss LNG”

Donald Trump still calls Russia probe a ‘hoax’ and ‘witch hunt.’ It wasn’t: journalist

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By Alex Henderson Many critics of former President Donald Trump and his supporters in right-wing media have accused them of being redundant, arguing that they grow tiresome by repeating the same phrases and talking points over and over. But Trump’s use of repetition serves a purpose for him politically; he will plant a seed and keep reinforcing it. And one example is the “hoax” or “witch hunt” theme that he has been using since 2017. Trump has used that type of messaging with everything from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to the Ukraine scandal — which led to his … Read More “Donald Trump still calls Russia probe a ‘hoax’ and ‘witch hunt.’ It wasn’t: journalist”

Irate Festival Apparently Canceled After Dozens of Bands Pull Out

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Irate Festival, which was set to take place in Louisville, Ky. at the end the month, has apparently been canceled after dozens of bands pulled out of the event over the last few days. The venue that the festival was set to take place at has confirmed the cancellation, though there hasn’t been an official announcement from the event itself. Slaughter to Prevail, Rivers of Nihil, Norma Jean, Madball, The Browning and Cane Hill were among the 82 bands that were originally announced as part of the lineup. However, Lambgoat reported earlier this week that about 38 of the performers had pulled out o… Read More “Irate Festival Apparently Canceled After Dozens of Bands Pull Out”

Heather O’Reilly Scores Four Minutes Into UWCL Debut

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By Andrew Gastelum The 37-year-old USWNT great cited playing in the Champions League as the reason she came out of retirement. Former U.S. women’s national team star Heather O’Reilly kicked off her long-anticipated UEFA Women’s Champions League debut with a goal for Irish side Shelbourne FC. O’Reilly previously cited the chance to play in the Champions League as one of the primary reasons for coming out of retirement this summer, and just four minutes in, she made it a memorable introduction to the competition. Against Slovenian side Pomurje in the first of two rounds of group stage qualifying… Read More “Heather O’Reilly Scores Four Minutes Into UWCL Debut”

Starbucks Stock, Is Brand Loyalty Enough Reason To Buy

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I have a background in marketing. So it’s impossible for me to ignore the loyalty that Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) receives from its customers. It shows up in my social media feed for sure. But I also notice that, even in the small-ish area I live in, Starbucks continues to expand, or at least refurbish, its 35,000-store U.S. footprint. But is that a good enough reason to buy the stock? That’s the question I’ll be exploring in this article. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financial AdvisorCan SBUX Stock Grow Into its Valuation?I’ve had Starbucks on my watch list f… Read More “Starbucks Stock, Is Brand Loyalty Enough Reason To Buy”

Laser incidents reported by U.S. pilots hit record in 2021 -report

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of reported incidents involving aiming of lasers at U.S. airplanes hit a record in 2021, according to a federal government report, which also said regulators should do more to address the problem. The Government Accountability Office said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should strengthen its efforts to address the practice that regulators say can pose a serious safety issue. Reported laser incidents rose 42% in 2021 to 9,273. Intentionally aiming lasers at aircraft poses a safety threat to pilots and violates federal law. “Many hig… Read More “Laser incidents reported by U.S. pilots hit record in 2021 -report”

Mexico records deadliest year yet for journalists, with 18 murders so far -report

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MEXICO CITY – This year will be the deadliest on record for journalists in Mexico, with 18 killed so far, human rights organization Article 19 said in a report Thursday. Of the 18 deaths, Article 19 had identified a potential link to their work in nine cases so far, the organization’s regional director Leopoldo Maldonado told Reuters. “2022 could be the worst year in a century for the press,” Maldonado said. In a little over eight months, the death toll for 2022 has already outpaced the 13 murders recorded last year and the 14 recorded in 2020. Article 19 found the deaths were linked to the vi… Read More “Mexico records deadliest year yet for journalists, with 18 murders so far -report”

Amazon Accuses Regulator of Harassing Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy

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By Luc Olinga E-commerce giant Amazon is the subject of a major investigation linked to its Prime service. It’s not sitting idly by. The Amazon (AMZN) – Get Amazon.com Inc. Report empire strikes back. The tech and e-commerce giant will not sit silent in the face of what it sees as unfair attacks from regulators. The Seattle group has just struck hard at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The antitrust regulator has opened an investigation into Amazon Prime. It questions whether Amazon is misleading consumers about how they subscribe to and unsubscribe from the paid service, which includes fast… Read More “Amazon Accuses Regulator of Harassing Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy”

This AI company is reconstructing and mapping human faces to create more realistic metaverse avatars

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We may soon be able to bring our real faces with us into the virtual spaces. Instead of existing cartoon-like ones, realistic avatars created by face capture technology will step into the virtual shopping malls, and represent us at job interviews or conferences. Lumirithmic, a london-based startup from the Imperial College London, has developed a low-cost 3D face capture technology using artificial intelligence (AI). “Tomorrow’s metaverse will really also be about serious work… where you really need to project your real self and not your cartoon self. And this is where we believe completely … Read More “This AI company is reconstructing and mapping human faces to create more realistic metaverse avatars”

What will humanoid robots be used for in the future?

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By Courtesy of Xiaomi While waiting for other players to enter the fray, the humanoid robot war is already raging between the United States’ Tesla and China’s Xiaomi. From assembly line work to personal services, these robots could have very practical uses once they’re made operational. While waiting for other players to enter the fray, the humanoid robot war is already raging between the United States’ Tesla and China’s Xiaomi. From assembly line work to personal services, these robots could have very practical uses once they’re made operational. Whether the Tesla Optimus or the Xiaomi CyberO… Read More “What will humanoid robots be used for in the future?”