Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With the failure of the Super League, many supporters of English Premier League clubs, in particular, seem determined to spark change in the sport they love. One of the chief targets is the billionaires who have come to own many of Europe's top teams. There has been talk of legislation and rule changes in an attempt to wrestle back some control, to take power from the ultra-rich and hand it to the fans. The shouts of protest have been especially loud among Arsenal fans. There is a desire to force unpopular US owner Stanley Kroenke, worth $8.2 billion , out of the club. Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify, has publicly said he will make a 'very compelling offer' to the Kroenke family. But the Kroenkes have made their position clear: they will not sell. This should not come as a big surprise. And it is not only Arsenal where the owners will be reluctant to sell. Yes, those wealthy owners who signed up to … [Read more...] about The Super League Collapse Won’t Turn Billionaires Off Soccer
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This week marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This once-in-a-generation bipartisan law is giving the economy and Main Streets across America a much-needed upgrade by increasing access to reliable high-speed internet to millions of Americans, upgrading airports, ports, and waterways, addressing climate change, and improving the power infrastructure. Making sure the $1.2 trillion in the law is appropriately and effectively administered is no small task. That’s why President Biden brought in Mitch Landrieu as a Senior Advisor for coordinating the implementation of it. He served as lieutenant governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans, leading the rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina and other calamities. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mayor Landrieu on his efforts to date. I am grateful to him for taking the time and below is our conversation. Rhett Buttle … [Read more...] about Rebuilding The Nation’s Infrastructure: A Conversation With Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In the USA, the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend will see a post-covid new surge of long distance travel on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. This may create an issue for the new millions of electric cars taking long trips. While the world has had over a century to build up gasoline networks, EV charging for long trips is a relatively new phenomenon, and many facilities to handle such a peak have not been built. There are probably around 600,000 new Teslas alone since 2019. On the other hand, Tesla has also more than doubled the number of Supercharger stations globally since then. Non-Tesla EVs, though much smaller in volume than Tesla, have also been growing quickly, and non-Tesla stations, sometimes known as DC-Fast or just CCS stations, have also been growing at an even faster rate. There were 792 supercharger stations 3 years ago and over 1,900 today with a total of over 21,000 stalls. Figures from June suggest there are … [Read more...] about How Will EVs Handle The Thanksgiving Crunch?