Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Boston Celtics, is a dazzling basketball player, one of the best in the world. On this, there is very little debate — and certainly not from me, a lifelong Celtics fan. His ability to creatively dribble the basketball is so singular that The Boston Globe found last year that video game makers had trouble duplicating it. He can handle the ball, but can he act? Irving is about to have a very different skill tested for a mass audience: He is the star of the coming feature film and branding vehicle, “Uncle Drew,” based on a series of viral commercials that Pepsi developed in 2012 and that Irving wrote and directed. He plays a virtually unrecognizable senior citizen who used to be a street basketball legend. Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Lil Rel Howery also star, along with other basketball luminaries like Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. The film is due June 29. Irving, a West Orange, New Jersey, native, is … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving doesn’t know if the Earth is round or flat. He does want to discuss it.
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Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working.In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving experience and encourage electric-vehicle sales by building a highway network of fast charging stations. The idea is to let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way — from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland.Much is at stake for the automakers, which include Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford. Their joint venture, Munich-based Ionity, is pushing to roll out its network in time to service the next generation of battery-only cars coming on the market starting next year. They're aiming to win back some of the market share for electric luxury car sales lost to Tesla, which has its own, proprietary fast-charging network.Despite a slower-than-expected … [Read more...] about Race is on to set up Europe’s electric car charging network
There’s much more in terms of employment opportunities - depending of course on your level of education, qualifications and French-language abilities. If you already live in France or are looking to move to the country, here are some ideas to get you started. Working for a start-up The start-up scene in France is hot right now. So hot, in fact, that some people are referring to it as the "Startup nation". Indeed, Forbes has started releasing a French version of its business magazine in efforts to chart the progress of France on the startup scene. "Many people say France is becoming the 'startup nation' and the discourse is changing. We have a president who is promoting entrepreneurship and free enterprise," Dominique Busso, the media entrepreneur behind the venture, told AFP in October. And don't forget that Paris has recently flung open the doors to the mega startup hub "Station F" (pictured below), a converted railway station that aims to house 1,000 startups. … [Read more...] about The jobs you can do in France (if you don’t want to teach English)
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to space on spring break or go see the stars in the fall? Soon you might have the opportunity. Orion Span, a space technology start-up based in Houston and Silicon Valley, announced this week it plans to open what it's calling the first luxury space hotel, Aurora Station. While the space station isn't in orbit just yet and trips won't be available until 2022 — if all goes to plan — the company is already taking deposits for 12-day visits. Aurora Station will be able to carry six people at a time, including two crew members, while it floats 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Of course, it's going to be expensive — the cost of a stay at the space hotel will start at $9.5 million per person. Room With a View: See Inside This Proposed Space Hotel Courtesy Orion Span “I think it's someone who is obviously going to have the financial means but somebody who has a sense of adventure,” Orion Span founder and CEO … [Read more...] about A Space Start-Up Wants to Open a Floating Luxury Hotel
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network February 15, 2018 11:27 am Change Font Size Have you ever thought of rewriting some of the problematic judgments to come out of the Indian Supreme Court? Can academics write an alternative judgment in the cases of Tukaram v State of Maharashtra (Mathura rape case, 1978) or Suresh Kumar Kaushal v Naz Foundation (2013), which earned much opprobrium in the history of Indian Supreme Court? Well, these questions may be answered in the affirmative, when a new academic project, being carried on these lines, sees the light of the day. Jhuma Sen, who teaches law at Jindal Global Law School, and writes on gender and courts and is the Convener of the Feminist Judgments Project India, answers some of the questions posed by LiveLaw. LIVELAW : Please tell us how did this idea to start a project on feminist judgment originate and what were the inspirations. JHUMA SEN: I first learnt about … [Read more...] about Feminist Judgments Project India: ‘There Is A Promising Future For Shadow Judgment Writing In India’, Says Academic And Scholar, Jhuma Sen