Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Texas Rangers have a free agent contract deal in place with right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom, one of Major League Baseball’s most prominent starting pitchers. After pitching his entire big league career with the New York Mets, deGrom became a free agent after this past season. The Rangers signed deGrom, 34, to a five-year, guaranteed contract worth $185M. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause and a conditional option for the 2028 season. If that option is exercised, deGrom’s contract value will be $222M. “We are thrilled that Jacob deGrom has decided to become a Texas Ranger” stated Rangers general manager, Chris Young. According to MLB.com, the Mets did not put a “best and final” offer in front of deGrom. The signing of deGrom does not come without risk. Arm and elbow injuries have been part of deGrom’s professional career. In 2010, deGrom underwent Tommy John surgery. He did not pitch in … [Read more...] about Rewards Likely Outweigh The Risks As Texas Rangers Sign Jacob deGrom
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After making your list—and checking it twice —check it again for a better price. Should you still need ideas for loved ones and pets, this selection of gifts is as good as it gets. So just choose a letter and without even trying, you’ll soon find yourself buying and buying. |A| Arm Candy Louis Vuitton’s Capucine handbags are a work of art in their own right—they require more than 250 steps to hand-make—but the Artycapucine collection ($10,500) takes things a step further. Designed by six influential artists including Amelie Bertrand, Daniel Buren and Ugo Rondinone, they’re perfect for anyone looking to wear their art on their sleeve. |B| Beachin’ The centuries-old Toile de Jouy pattern got its name from a landlocked town in France, but Dior’s Toile de Jouy Surfboard ($10,000) proves it can still make waves. Or at least cut through them. Designed by pro surfers and hand-crafted in France, it’s perfect to hang ten—or on a wall. |C| Case It’s … [Read more...] about 2022 Forbes Holiday Gift Guide: An A-To-Z Guide Of Letter-Perfect Presents
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin According to Wines Vines Analytics—California, Texas and Virginia rank 1st, 5th and 11th in wine production volume in the U.S. and produce—respectively—85%, 1%, and less than 1% of wine annually in the country. Combined, the three states include some 5,625 wineries. Consider sampling the wines below—listed in inverse proportion to the quantity of wines produced by these states. VIRGINIA - King Family Vineyards. Mountain Plains Monticello Red Wine. 2017. 94 points. From the eastern U.S. state of Virginia comes this 37/43/20 blend of Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot. Only 3,000 bottles produced. An eclectic and lively smash of aromas: bright young red fruit, violets, lavender. In the mouth—juicy plums, apricots, cherries, black pepper and toast. Pair with vegetable lasagna or cheese blintzes. Breaux Vineyards. Nebbiolo. 2016. 93 points. From Virginia comes this 100% Nebbiolo with subdued aromas of … [Read more...] about Ten December Wines From Virginia, Texas And California
As flights roll into Phuket International Airport today, the Sandbox scheme is slowly coming alive. Tomorrow (July 3) should see the arrival of the first European flights into the Phuket Sandbox reopening as Thai Airways welcomes 3 arriving flights. Overnight flights from Copenhagen and Frankfurt departing now should arrive in the early hours of the morning followed an hour later by a flight from Paris. The Copenhagen flight has 53 economy passengers and 4 business class travellers, with 44 booked to stay in Phuket and 13 continuing to Bangkok, an increase from the 47 seats booked as of 2 days ago . The Frankfurt flight has 17 business class passengers and 72 economy travellers, so 89 more arrivals into Phuket, up a bit from 75 two days ago. The Paris flight saw a slight reduction from 47 seats to 39 economy and 6 business class seats. Overnight flights from London and Zurich on Saturday will be the next to arrive it’s Phuket on the 4th. The Zurich flight had 41 seats booked … [Read more...] about Phuket Sandbox: European flights have 400 people arriving Saturday
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The national average price for a gallon of gas dropped to $3.38 on Saturday, according to GasBuddy, bringing it within two cents of where they were at this time last year, as gas prices continue to plummet well below the all-time high reached in June. Key Facts Gas prices dropped 17.2 cents over the past week, according to GasBuddy head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan, with the decline exceeding the gas analysis group’s “fast case” scenario. Drivers can find the cheapest gas in Texas, where a gallon costs $2.81, on average, followed by Oklahoma ($2.91), Arkansas ($2.94), Mississippi ($2.96) and Georgia ($2.98), according to AAA . The only state where gas costs more than $5, on average, is Hawaii ($5.19), as Great Lakes and West Coast states see massive drops over the past month as key oil refineries come back online, with California’s gas falling 68 cents over the past month to $4.81, … [Read more...] about Gas Prices Plunge: National Average About The Same As This Time Last Year
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin POSTFIGHT: Afterward, the two embraced, and Wilder said that maybe they can do it again sometime. Eh, I’m not sure we need to see that. But again, Wilder’s power is just so, so impressive. Just take a look. Wilder said you can see why nobody wants to fight with Ortiz, because he’s so intelligent and because he’s so technical. That’s why it took him so long to figure out how to get him out of there. “I finally found my measurement,” he said. “I saw the shot and I took it.” Asked who he wants next, Wilder said he’s got Fury in February, and after that, he wants a unification bout. Which means he wants the Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua II winner. Here’s how Ortiz saw it: “This is boxing. I had told everybody it was either going to be him or me. It wasn’t going to go 12 rounds.” Seventh round: Wilder lands a left hook to the body to open the round. A left by Ortiz to the sternum. Wilder missed a right hand and … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder Erases Luis Ortiz With Single Right Hand In The 7th, Defends Title For 10th Time (VIDEO)
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Elon Musk has received praise for his attempts to tackle Twitter’s long-documented child exploitation problems. Yet Forbes finds many users who appear to be trading egregious illegal content. L ast week, influential podcaster Liz Wheeler, who describes herself as “unapologetically one of the conservative movement's boldest voices,” took to Twitter to praise its new CEO, Elon Musk, for purging the site of “child pornography and child trafficking hashtags.” (Child advocates have long argued these terms indicate legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim, and that such content should be called “child sexual abuse material.”) “Think about how many little children he’s saving from sexual abuse, exploitation & torture,” she added. Responding to Wheeler’s comments on Tuesday, Musk tweeted, “This will forever be our top priority.” Yet such illegal material remains alarmingly easy to find on Twitter—in … [Read more...] about If Child Protection Is Musk’s ‘Top Priority,’ Why Is It So Easy To Find Users Selling Images Of Nude Minors On Twitter?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Covid hospital admissions are trending upwards and at least 9,000 died with the virus in November, figures at odds with widespread beliefs the pandemic is over as increasing numbers of Americans return to their pre-pandemic lives and shun updated vaccines as immunity fades and the virus continues to evolve. Key Facts Between 300 and 400 Americans died with Covid every day throughout November, according to CDC data, a rate that has remained roughly constant since early October but took a sharp downturn in the last days of November. While far lower than the daily peak figure of more than 3,200 Covid deaths during the delta wave in January 2021, the toll, which primarily affects the elderly, is significant but largely ignored or written off as an acceptable or inevitable loss by politicians, leaders and members of the public who are eager to declare the pandemic over and return to normal. The … [Read more...] about Covid Still Killed Over 9,000 Americans In November, As Attention To It (And Boosters) Declines
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Tokenising luxury assets is a game-changing development for the industry because it provides a way to preserve the value of luxury assets, protect them from counterfeiting, and create new revenue streams. By using dynamic non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and incorporating spectral fingerprinting technology, luxury watch brands can preserve the value of their assets, enable provenance, and reduce counterfeiting. Dynamic NFTs are unique digital tokens that represent a specific luxury asset. These tokens are built on blockchain technology and are verified using cryptographic algorithms. This ensures that the NFT is authentic and cannot be replicated or counterfeited. By tokenising luxury assets, watch brands can create a digital record of ownership which allows them to track the provenance of their watches and ensure that they are authentic and the use of spectral fingerprinting technology further enhances the authenticity of the … [Read more...] about A ‘Spectral Fingerprint’ With Ultimate Precision For Authenticity
Some excerpts from the chat: "I'll just put it this way to summarize the intention of artificial intelligence. Particularly AGI (artificial general intelligence) has always been to eliminate humans from the workforce. That has always been the intention of AI." "Techno unemployment will either produce one of two effects, either it will create social unrest and the collapse of society based on unsustainable levels of human unemployment. " "How we deal with this transition to a highly automated society and removing humans from the essential role of human capital to keep the economy going instead of computers." "From an employment perspective, in an highly automated society climate change mitigation is the only real growth industry that's going to require human capital to respond." "The core principles of economic theory are changing. What is the economy for- in a highly automated society, is the economy there to create GDP growth or full employment. It will still create … [Read more...] about Policy Talk | What’s the big deal with artificial general intelligence?