Careless Tourists Are Loving Lake Tahoe to Death

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By Caitlin White Guess how many pounds of trash volunteers hauled from Lake Tahoe during a recent scuba cleanup? 25,000 pounds. Yes, that’s thousands of pounds of trash, thrown into the lake by visitors who flock there for the clarity of its crystal-clear water. That’s a bit of cognitive dissonance, to say the least. Jeff Cowen, the public information officer for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, is tasked with both preserving the lake’s irreplaceable environment and getting the word out about sustainable practices. Including picking up after ourselves. “People seem to arrive, they leave stu… Read More “Careless Tourists Are Loving Lake Tahoe to Death”

Binge-watch much? Streaming doesn’t have to be an energy-hog

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No-one wants to give up watching movies from the sofa whenever you want – or binging three seasons in a row of your favourite show. But streaming consumes a lot of energy and not just in your home. Before you can stream something at home, data centres are needed to store and make available the audio and video content. And these centres are real energy guzzlers. One hour of video streaming in Full HD resolution requires a total of 220 to 370 watt hours (Wh) of electrical energy, depending on the end device used, the Berlin-based Borderstep Institute calculated in 2020. Switch off autoplay If yo… Read More “Binge-watch much? Streaming doesn’t have to be an energy-hog”

Putin accuses US of trying to ‘prolong’ Ukraine conflict

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KYIV, Ukraine: Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Tuesday of drawing out the war in Ukraine, as explosions rocked a Russian military facility on the Kremlin-controlled peninsula of Crimea. The first UN-chartered vessel laden with grain meanwhile left Ukraine for Africa following a hallmark deal brokered by Turkey and the UN to relieve a global food crisis. “The situation in Ukraine shows that the US is trying to prolong this conflict,” Putin said, addressing the opening ceremony of a security conference in Moscow. Washington is “using the people of Ukraine as cannon fodder”… Read More “Putin accuses US of trying to ‘prolong’ Ukraine conflict”

SEC Football: 10 Storylines to Watch in 2022

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By Athlon Sports What are the biggest storylines surrounding the SEC for the 2022 college football season? The SEC doesn’t lack for storylines or intrigue going into the 2022 college football season. Georgia aims to repeat, but Alabama is loaded and primed to take over the top spot in the nation with Bryce Young and Will Anderson back in Tuscaloosa. The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide are clearly the class of the SEC, but there’s a strong middle class with Texas A&M on the rise, along with Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas likely to garner preseason top 25 consideration. Also, expect LSU and South Ca… Read More “SEC Football: 10 Storylines to Watch in 2022”

NBC’s Reported New Broadcast Team for Notre Dame Football Gets Panned Before Even Calling a Game

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By Jimmy Traina College football fans rip NBC’s pairing of Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett for Notre Dame football games 1. I’m fully aware that Twitter doesn’t like anything, but sometimes reaction to a piece of news is so harsh that it becomes noteworthy. On Sunday, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported that NBC is set to announce Jac Collinsworth and Jason Garrett as the broadcast crew for Notre Dame home games that air on the network. My initial reaction when I saw the news was, “Well, that’s certainly uninspiring, but it’s Notre Dame football and they only play one or two meaningfu… Read More “NBC’s Reported New Broadcast Team for Notre Dame Football Gets Panned Before Even Calling a Game”

Zion Williamson Comparison Going Viral: NBA Reacts

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By Daniel Bates It’s been a noisy past 365 days for Pelicans star Zion Williamson. The former top overall pick missed the entirety of the 2021 season with a foot injury. And as concerns about his weight and injury prone label began to grow louder, some even wondered if the 22-year-old was a bust. In a recent interview with GQ, Williamson compared his path to the famed anime character Naruto: No matter what the World is saying, I have to remember that I am who I am and stay true to that. That’s what Naruto did, and that’s what I’m going to do. … For a while nobody took Naruto seriously. And t… Read More “Zion Williamson Comparison Going Viral: NBA Reacts”

The Five Hottest Calls From The Q2 Earnings Season

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Hot analyst’s calls can be sure-fire catalysts for higher stock prices and those catalysts gain strength when more than one analyst makes the call. The Q2 earnings reporting season was lackluster, but not all companies delivered the same results and the analysts are noticing. Some, like Enphase (NASDAQ:ENPH), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Cigna (NYSE:CI), Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and FedEx (NYSE:FDX) put in better than expected performance and issued positive guidance that has them on track to outperform in the back half of the year. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financ… Read More “The Five Hottest Calls From The Q2 Earnings Season”

Brits could miss out on £28k in retirement funds as workers opt out of pension schemes to save cash

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By Jack Mendel Brits could miss out on almost £30,000 in retirement funds after a near 30 per cent spike in workers opting out of pension schemes. With inflation nearing double digits and the UK in recession, new figures released by pension provider Penfold showed those pausing contributions could cost new entrants into the workforce up to £28,000. Savers have decided to withdraw contributions to funds in a bid to cut back expenses amid inflation reaching a 40-year high and interest rates were raised. The number of savers opting out of company pension schemes increased 29 per cent from March t… Read More “Brits could miss out on £28k in retirement funds as workers opt out of pension schemes to save cash”

Rivian has 200,000 orders for EV trucks and vans. It’s produced 8,000

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Startup electric truck manufacturer Rivian continues to see robust demand for its inaugural products, with nearly 200,000 orders in hand, and a long way to go to fill them. Rivian announced during a second quarter earnings call Thursday it had more than 98,000 orders for its R1T pickup and R1S SUV as of June 30. Amazon, an early investor in Rivian, has ordered 100,000 commercial electric delivery vans. The California-based company, which launched production in Normal, Illinois, in September and has struggled with a slower than expected ramp-up, has built about 8,000 EVs and reaffirmed a scaled… Read More “Rivian has 200,000 orders for EV trucks and vans. It’s produced 8,000”

Why the iPhone 14 will be Apple’s riskiest launch ever

In just a few weeks, the iPhone 14 will be here. Apple traditionally targets the second week of September for a special event, and while some believe it might be earlier, smart money is on Tuesday, September 13, for the big day. But even though we’ve been through 15 events since the Phone launched in 2007, this year feels different. All of the recent rumors say Apple will differentiate the iPhone 14 lineup like never before, with an unprecedented splitting of the Pro and non-Pro models and a greater emphasis on high-end features. Here’s how the new strategy will be a huge risk: Prices are goin… Read More “Why the iPhone 14 will be Apple’s riskiest launch ever”