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  • The Best Electric Motorcycles Of 2022 ... Power, sleek design, and sustainability.

    01/17/2022 12:05:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | January 13, 2022 | Molly Wolfe
    Energica EGO+ / RS ****************************************************************** Imagine: the wind rushing through your hair as you cruise, streamlining down the highway; passers-by eyeing your sweet ride; no choking petrol fumes in your wake. And that’s just a teaser of what you’ll experience riding one of the best electric motorcycles of 2022. Yes, electric sports bikes have come a long way, and they’re calling out for you to come along for the ride. Whether you dream of open roads, never-ending horizons, and lush wilderness, or you have the more practical need of getting from A to B (who are we kidding, we mean...
  • Vaccinated ball boy collapses at Australia Open…

    01/17/2022 10:48:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 17, 2022 12:55 pm
    Pedro Martinez & Federico Delbonis have rushed to the aid of a ball kid who collapsed at the Australian Open. — The Juggernaut (@TheJuggernaut88) January 17, 2022 Another coincidence involving the Vaccine and physical exertion.
  • Electric Two-Wheeler Maker eROCKIT Opens Doors To Investors...The German company wants to accelerate production and availability in other markets.

    01/17/2022 7:39:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2022 at 7:00am ET | Enrico Punsalang
    You may have heard of eROCKIT before, as the German company specializing in pedal-assist electric bikes has been showcasing its products since 2019. eROCKIT AG, the firm's parent company, has acquired 100 percent of eROCKIT Systems GmbH, and has begun issuing shares in a first public offering. Given the recent development, the company seeks to ramp up production, as well as establish sales structures in key markets. Commenting on ramping up production and availability in multiple markets, eROCKIT AG Chairman Andreas Zurwehme said in a report published by The PACK: "The climate targets and the increasing worldwide bans on vehicles...
  • Can a Gay Cruise Keep 4,700 People Safe Amid COVID?

    01/16/2022 11:45:24 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 93 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2022 | Ceylan Yeginsu
    As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge onboard cruise ships, forcing several cruise lines to cancel and postpone voyages, Atlantis Events, a gay and lesbian tour operator, is preparing to launch one of its biggest events Sunday: a 4,700-person Caribbean cruise marking the company’s 30th anniversary. Even as the pandemic is raging around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a stark warning telling Americans to avoid travel on cruise ships, regardless of their vaccination status, Atlantis insists that its vaccination mandate, testing requirements and health protocols are enough to provide a...
  • Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2021 -- Bonus: Philistine bananas

    01/15/2022 11:45:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | December 21, 2021 | Gordon Govier
    We know that King Solomon fed his guests beef, lamb, venison, and poultry, in addition to bread, cakes, dates, and other delicacies. But … bananas?The amount of water needed to grow bananas makes them an unlikely fruit in ancient Israel, but a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported some unexpected remains were scraped off the teeth of Canaanites and Philistines who died in the late second millennia B.C., the period of Solomon’s reign. Teeth don’t lie: They ate bananas.The dietary evidence indicates “a dynamic and complex exchange network connecting the Mediterranean with South...
  • Which Nation Has The Most 'Powerful' Passport Which Give Its Bearers More Freedom to Travel Than Others?

    01/15/2022 6:57:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/15/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Some passports afford their bearers more freedom than others.In 2022, Japan and Singapore have been named the countries with the world's most powerful passports by the Henley Passport Index.You will find more infographics at StatistaHolders of these passports have the unbeatable luxury of being able to enter 192 countries without applying for and receiving a visa beforehand.South Korea (not pictured) and Germany follow with visa-free travel to 190 jurisdictions.Even though the United States is further down the ranking, the American passport still yields considerable power. U.S. passport holders can travel to 186 countries without major restrictions. That's a level of...
  • 2 more cruise lines cancel soon-to-depart sailings amid omicron surge

    01/14/2022 2:39:27 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 26 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 1/14/2022 | Gene Sloan
    Windstar Cruises is joining the list of cruise operators canceling soon-to-depart sailings amid the worldwide surge in COVID-19 cases. The small-ship cruise specialist on Thursday began notifying passengers on upcoming trips that it was pausing operations across most of its fleet through at least Jan. 28. The pause will affect every Windstar ship currently operating except the Tahiti-based Star Breeze. For more cruise guides, tips and news, sign up for TPG’s cruise newsletter Also canceling a significant number of sailings on Thursday for the first time during the latest surge of COVID-19 cases was British line Fred. Olsen Cruises. The...
  • Volvo Trucks gives class 8 electric truck more range, faster charging

    01/14/2022 12:43:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | 14 JANUARY 2022 | By Paul Ridden
    The enhanced VNR Electric truck can be had with a 565-kWh battery pack for up to 275 miles of per-charge rangeVolvo Trucks VIEW 1 IMAGES Just over two years ago, Volvo Trucks introduced the VNR Electric regional transport truck to the US market, and now the company has announced an enhanced version – with more per-charge range and faster charging. The class 8 electric truck is part of a six-strong fleet of all-electric heavy trucks in the Volvo Trucks range, and is available in four-battery and six-battery versions, with configurations for the former running to 4x2, 6x2 or 6x4 truck...
  • French holiday bookings surge after rule change

    01/14/2022 8:25:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    French holiday bookings have jumped after Paris said it would ease restrictions on UK travellers, travel firms have said. Airline Jet2 said it had seen a "sharp" rise in bookings and searches for flights to French skiing destinations. And Tour operator Tui said ski bookings doubled on Wednesday following reports the rules would change. Many UK holidaymakers had to cancel holidays when France banned all but essential travel last month. But from Friday, vaccinated Britons will no longer need a compelling reason to enter France or self-isolate when they arrive. They will only need to present a negative Covid-19 test...
  • Tesla Model 3 And Y HVAC Systems Under Investigation In Canada: The main concern right now is reduced visibility due to the EVs' inability to defog or defrost the windshield.

    01/14/2022 7:31:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Jan 14, 2022 at 9:52am ET | By: Steven Loveday
    As you may have heard, Tesla Model Y and Model 3 owners in Canada are having issues with their cars' heat pumps. This is a major problem that could be life-threatening, so it needs to be addressed and fixed as soon as possible. That said, Transport Canada has put the cars under an “Issue Assessment Investigation.” The investigation is specifically related to Tesla's HVAC systems and potential problems with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in frigid weather. The government organization has not yet issued a recall. However, automakers must make Transport Canada aware of defects and potential safety concerns, and...
  • Tesla Model 3 Winter Test: RWD Vs. Long Range Vs. Performance

    01/14/2022 7:29:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Jan 13, 2022 at 1:22pm ET | By: Dan Mihalascu
    Don't know which Tesla Model 3 to pick? This real-world, cold-weather range and charging comparison test may help you decide. ********************************************************************* VIDEOS AT LINK................ For many people who are considering going electric or upgrading to another EV, the Tesla Model 3 is probably the first model that comes to mind, and for good reason. It’s the right size, very efficient, a Tesla, and relatively affordable. But deciding you want to buy a Tesla Model 3 is just part one of the story because you’ll then have to pick one of the three versions on sale today: the Model 3 RWD,...
  • Why this town requires residents to remove their appendix to live there

    01/13/2022 4:00:17 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    NY POST ^ | 13 Jan 2022 | Ben Cost
    That’s right, an appendectomy is one of the prerequisites for everyone — including children — to live in Villas Las Estrellas, one of two civilian settlements on the frozen continent where people can reside for years instead of weeks or months, the BBC reported. Located in Chile’s Frei base on King George Island, the outpost only boasts 100 inhabitants max, predominantly researchers and military personnel. However, those with longer-term contracts often bring their entire families — sans appendixes — to the Spartan settlement, which consists of a post office, a small school, a bank and other rudimentary And these aren’t...
  • Why Spain, the Country With the World’s Best Ham, Makes Such Terrible Bacon

    01/13/2022 11:53:50 AM PST · by mylife · 38 replies
    n the Notes app on my phone, I keep a list called “Ingredients to Buy in the U.S.” Horseradish, cake flour, molasses, Chex Mix—I can’t find certain American foods in Madrid, so I lug them back with me, weight allowances be damned. But customs always swipes my most prized Proustian treasure, one that’s absent, astoundingly, in the Iberian Peninsula: good bacon. Smoky, crispy, sizzling slices of American-style bacon. Bacon is Spain’s biggest culinary disappointment. Flabby, elastic, and chronically undercooked, it’s always too thick or too thin, too salty or too bland. It boasts neither the heady campfire scent of American...
  • Woman gives up hot water, plumbing to save over $27,000 living on a boat

    01/12/2022 4:06:03 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 Jan 2022 | Jade Culver
    A woman has revealed how she has managed to save more than $27,000 on bills and rent since moving into a narrowboat. Elizabeth Earle, 33, first bought her narrowboat, the Leviathan, for $5,200 in 2019 and has since spent an extra $16,500 on renovations and decor over the past two years. “My bills are extremely minimal, I’ve gone from paying $1,642 a month with rent, gas and electric to just $347 a month on the boat.” “The rent for my marina spot at Mancetter is $164 a month, but it allows me to use the facilities, so that’s been quite...
  • Infamous 'Gates of Hell' Crater, Blazing For Decades, Set to Be Extinguished

    01/12/2022 7:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | 12 JANUARY 2022 | BRANDON SPECKTOR
    <p>The leader of Turkmenistan would like to finally close the "Gates of Hell" that have burned continuously in the nation's Karakum desert for five decades, according to recent televised remarks.</p><p>In a January 8 appearance on Turkmenistan's state TV channel, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov urged officials to "find a solution to extinguish the fire", citing concerns for the health of people living near the flaming crater, as well as lost business opportunities, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.</p>
  • Canada Resists Pressure to Drop Vaccine Mandate for Cross-Border Truckers

    01/12/2022 4:28:53 AM PST · by tired&retired · 21 replies
    US NEWS ^ | January 9, 2022
    Canada will require all truckers entering from the United States to show proof of vaccination starting on Saturday as part of its fight against COVID-19. That could force some 16,000, or 10%, of cross-border drivers off the roads, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) estimates. The government estimates 5% of drivers will be impacted, according to a government source.
  • Sampson Boat Company - TALLY HO Rebuilding a 1910 Gaff Cutter (binge watch warning)

    01/11/2022 3:53:52 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Series Start JUNE 15, 2017 | LEO SAMPSON GOOLDEN
    I’m on a mission to rebuild a 109-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909, she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. I bought her and moved her to the Olympic Peninsular earlier this year, and am now starting to rebuild her from the keel up. Eventually I hope to sail her back to the UK.
  • Hankook rolls out latest i-Flex airless tire on Hyundai concept vehicle

    01/11/2022 10:38:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | January 09, 2022 | By Darren Quick
    Hankook showed the latest iteration of its i-Flex airless tire at CES 2022Hankook VIEW 3 IMAGES Anyone who has had to change a tire on the side of a busy road, possibly in the sweltering heat or pouring rain, will be longing for the day when flats are a thing of the past. Hankook has been working to make such a future a reality for over a decade now, and has used CES 2022 to show the latest version of its airless i-Flex concept tire. To showcase the tire at CES, Hankook teamed up with fellow countryman Hyundai, fitting them...
  • Sorority Karen tries to get American Airlines pilot fired over Let’s Go Brandon luggage tag…

    01/10/2022 7:27:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 10, 2022 3:11 am The mocking was extreme…: Here’s the text exchange she had with AA customer service… Christina Pushaw works for Ron DeSantis… Don’t fire your pilots for being conservative or criticizing Biden. We won’t have any pilots left. As if the thousands of flight cancellations aren’t enough already. @AmericanAir do the right thing. — Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) January 9, 2022
  • BRINGING THEM HOME Inside group of scuba-diving sleuths who have cracked 7 cold cases in 2 months – as they reveal how they find bodies

    01/09/2022 6:20:39 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 24 replies
    the sun ^ | Jan 9 2022 | Luke Kenton
    A CRACK team of scuba-diving sleuths has solved a staggering seven cold cases in just two months, bringing much-needed closure to heartbroken families who had been left without answers for years. The group, known as Chaos Divers, operates out of Southern Illinois and is comprised of divers Jacob Grubbs and Eric Bussick, and head of logistics Lindsey Bussick. The group users sonar technology to help solve cold cases that in some instances have been open for decades. Between October and December of last year, the trio managed to solve seven missing persons cases in a number of different states, including...