Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Andy Techmanski (center) briefs a Whitefish crew on the ground in Puerto Rico. Courtesy Whitefish Though Puerto Rico canceled his controversial contract last weekend, Whitefish Energy CEO Andy Techmanski is still working to restore the island’s power — and his reputation. Just days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Andy Techmanski, the CEO of Whitefish Energy, arrived and offered his assistance to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to help repair the island’s devasted power grid. He first connected with PREPA after Hurricane Irma’s glancing blow a few weeks prior had knocked out power to parts of the island. Then Maria completed the devastation. Techmanski was ready to get to work. After two decades building power transmission systems across the U.S., U.K., Middle East and western Canada with the likes of Quanta Field Services, Techmanski launched Whitefish three years ago … [Read more...] about Is That $300 Million Puerto Rico Power Contract ‘Whitefishgate’ Or Just a Red Herring?
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Yes, this new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever looks spectacular. It’s more conventional in structure (and exposition) than the jaw-dropping teaser , but that’s how this works. It lays out the plot (those T’Challa left behind face off against Namor while the outside world schemes against the potentially vulnerable Wakanda). It gives plenty of screentime to Tenoch Huerta’s marquee baddie. His ocean master wreaking havoc on the surface world (yes, these comic book plots can’t help but blend) joins Disney’s tradition of thirst-quenching villains. The overall palate seems like an angry rebuttal to accusations that recent MCU movies have become visually drab. I’m curious to what extent it will play in the whole ‘grimmer, darker sequel that challenges the simplistic morality of its crowdpleasing predecessor’ box since the first Black Panther flirted with that narrative. As for how it will perform, it’s just a … [Read more...] about Namor Takes Spotlight In Spectacular New ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Yesterday, history was made. It’s just entirely possible that you weren’t aware of it. The wildly popular—and mysterious— Minecraft content creator known as Dream finally revealed his face . This came after an announcement of the face reveal in late September, followed by reactions from his online friends who saw his face before he showed it to the wider world. For non- Minecraft players and probably just about everyone under the age of 40, reading headlines like ‘Dream Finally Reveals His Face’ probably felt a little like reading word salad. How can a dream show its face? Wait, did the creator of Minecraft have a dream that revealed his face? What? So who is Dream and why is his face such a big deal? I’ll do my best to explain. What Does Dream Do? Dream—whose real name is Clay—is a 23-year-old Minecraft content creator. The building-block game has a truly gigantic online community and its top … [Read more...] about Who Is Dream And Why Is The Internet Freaking Out About The ‘Minecraft’ Star’s Face?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Caesar Indra , President, Traveloka. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) cites sports tourism as one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism. International travel as a whole experienced uninterrupted growth for decades, with nearly 1.5 billion international arrivals in 2019. But the pandemic affected sports tourism and all of international travel, and at the close of 2021, international tourist arrivals were still 1 billion below pre-pandemic numbers. In 2022, people do want to travel, including for sports tourism. The recent SEA Games in Hanoi is proof of that—it welcomed 700,000 domestic tourists and 31,447 international travelers. More importantly, the event led to the improvement of infrastructures serving the games in the capital city. Mega sports events such as the Olympics and SEA games are powerful attractions that draw interest to host markets and catalyze the development of … [Read more...] about Sports Tourism And The Pandemic’s Impact On Global Travel
Sony Group Corp's gaming business is looking at fresh investment to bolster its push into PC and mobile, a senior executive said, as the PlayStation 5 maker competes for talent with deep-pocketed rivals and as industry dealmaking heats up. "Further investments in areas that will strengthen the expansion on to PC, on to mobile and into live services, that's definitely a possibility for us," Hermen Hulst , head of PlayStation Studios, told Reuters in an interview without providing further detail. Sony, whose studios are known for single player console games such as "Spider-Man" and "God of War", has outlined ambitious plans to release titles on PC and mobile and offer live service games, which provide continuous updated play. The radical shift is reflected in its recent deals including the $3.6 billion acquisition of Bungie, the studio behind the multiplayer "Destiny" franchise, which Sony operates outside its PlayStation Studios network. Other investments … [Read more...] about PlayStation eyes new investment for PC, mobile push
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Forbes 400, 2017 Jamel Toppin Because Texans are obviously the most important subset of the billionaires who make up the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans, I have conveniently culled them here for easy perusal. Fun fact for your next cocktail party: the newest Texan to join the Forbes 400 ranks is Bert "Tito" Beveridge , founder of Tito's vodka. The 55-year-old entrepreneur will sell close to 60 million bottles this year, enough to earn him an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. Overall, America's rich just keep getting richer -- thanks in large part to Internet Bubble 2.0. The Forbes 400 net worth cut off this year was a record-high $2 billion. In Texas, low oil prices have flatlined the growth in some fortunes, like that of San Antonio natural gas tycoon Rod Lewis and business legend Red McCombs. They may still be billionaires, but they're no longer rich enough to make the Forbes … [Read more...] about Forbes 400: The Richest People In Texas, 2017
BEIRUT — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called the allegation “false and baseless,” and Lebanon’s prosecutor general sided with the Kremlin and declared that the 10,000 tons of barley and wheat flour wasn’t stolen and allowed the ship to unload. But an investigation by The Associated Press and the PBS series “Frontline” has found the Laodicea, owned by Syria, is part of a sophisticated Russian-run smuggling operation that has used falsified manifests and seaborne subterfuge to steal Ukrainian grain worth at least $530 million — cash that has helped feed President Vladimir Putin’s war machine. AP used satellite imagery and marine radio transponder data to track three dozen ships making more than 50 voyages carrying grain from Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine to ports in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and other countries. … [Read more...] about Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin’s war
Joe Kiani surmounted overwhelming personal and professional odds to build a better blood oxygen monitoring device. So why should he be afraid to push his scrappy company into consumer electronics, challenging firms 100 times its size? J oe Kiani had achieved the dream. Masimo Corp., which he founded and runs as CEO and chairman, had carved out a lucrative niche as one of the top makers of pulse oximeters, those fingertip sensors that hospitals use to measure oxygen saturation in patients’ blood. Masimo had made Kiani, who immigrated in poverty to the U.S. from Iran as a child, rich—a billionaire , by Forbes’ reckoning. As an electrical engineer, he took pride in the fact that devices he had personally designed were excellent, commanding a slightly bigger share of the U.S. hospital pulse oximeter market than its chief competitor, Nellcor, which is a unit of Medtronic, a company roughly 15 times Masimo’s size. Together the two companies account for about 90% of sales. It’s … [Read more...] about Meet The Iranian Immigrant Who Became A Covid MedTech Billionaire
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Republican governors accuse ESG funds of not focusing exclusively on financial return. The anti-woke fund MAGA picks domestic firms that donate to the Republican party. MAGA’s firms simultaneously advertise their strong ESG credentials, benefit from large state subsidies and pay out large fines for violations related to workers, patients, investors and the environment. Despite lobbying and generous state subsidies received by its constituents, MAGA has lagged the S&P 500 since inception. Does MAGA simply support the belief of the ESG movement that treating stakeholders well is also shareholder value increasing? The political rancor around ESG continues. Most of this conversation is higher on heat than light. For instance, the defense usually offered for the regulatory actions enacted by the governors of Texas, West Virginia, and Florida on ESG funds is that such funds force investors to focus on considerations other … [Read more...] about Does The Anti-Woke MAGA ETF Inadvertently Make The Case For ESG?
UPDATE: WHO BLEW UP THE PIPELINES? … BIDEN ADMIN SAYS THE BLASTS HAVE GIVEN UNITED STATES A ‘TREMENDOUS STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY’ TO PUSH GREEN ENERGY AND EXPORT LNG … TOM ELLIOTT: [email protected] celebrates Nordstream bombings: “A tremendous opportunity to once & for all remove the dependence on Russian energy & thus to take away from Putin the weaponization of energy … That’s very significant & offers tremendous strategic opportunity for the years to come” ( VIDEO ) JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN… FAUCI GIVES MORE OF YOUR MONEY TO DR. FRANKENSTEIN… SAAGAR ENJETI: UNBELIEVABLE: Fauci in his waning months as head of NIAID just greenlit a 600k grant to Peter Dzask and the Ecohealth Alliance for “bat coronavirus” research. The same organization that funded the Wuhan lab and research that plausibly lead to the entire COVID19 pandemic ( SCREENGRABS ) BIDEN STILL CLAIMING HIS GIANT SPENDING PACKAGE WILL REDUCE THE DEFICIT… @BREAKING911: POTUS: “I’m so sick of … [Read more...] about Editor Daily Rundown: Who Blew Up The Pipelines?