Porsche’s latest sports car uses an engine from a race car — tour the new 911 GT3

Summary List Placement For most people, a Porsche 911 is enough. But for those dedicate themselves to track driving and need a tool with which to do it, the answer has always been the Porsche 911 GT3. Meet the 2022 GT3 — Porsche’s newest track scalpel. Unlike the rest of Porsche’s current crop of turbocharged 911s, the GT3 uses a naturally aspirated flat-six engine that revs to a sky-reaching 9,000 RPM. It is basically the same engine found in the 911 race car, according to Porsche. It produces a claimed 502 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. Built extensively from lightweight materials and offering a manual transmission as an option… Read More

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Scenes From the The 2021 Australian Open

The 109th edition of the Australian Open tennis tournament is currently underway in Melbourne—despite a five-day COVID-19-related lockdown put in place by the state government. Players from all over the world have been competing in empty arenas in the heat of the Australian summer. This week, matches are progressing into the semifinals, with the final day of the tournament coming on February 21. Collected here are some colorful glimpses of the 2021 Australian Open. …read more Source:: The Atlantic – Best of       

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3 expensive surprises cost me over $2,300 in my first month of homeownership

Summary List Placement If you are considering buying a home, you’ve probably realized how expensive it can be. With a down payment and closing costs kicking off a long-term monthly payment, it can easily cost tens of thousands to become a homeowner.  But the initial costs of homeownership don’t end when you close on a home, as I found out in my first month of homeownership. In fact, unexpected costs can add up quickly.  My husband and I bought our first house in April 2020. Within a month, we encountered a range of unexpected expenses. Although we did plan to cover some minor renovation costs, some expenses were a complete… Read More

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The NAACP is suing Trump, Giuliani, and 2 extremist groups for inciting the violent Capitol riot

Summary List Placement A Mississippi congressman and the NAACP have filed suit against former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and two extremist groups in connection to the January 6 Capitol insurrection.  The suit was brought on behalf of Rep. Bennie Thompson — the House Homeland Security chairman — and alleges that Trump, Giuliani, the Oath Keepers, and Proud Boys violated the 1871 Klu Klux Klan Act by conspiring to incite a riot in an effort to prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election. During the violent breach of the Capitol, Thompson was among lawmakers who were forced to lie on the floor and don gas masks to avoid the rioters,… Read More

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Bitcoin mining equipment maker Canaan skyrockets 41% as the cryptocurrency passes $50,000 for the first time (CAN)

Summary List Placement Shares of bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer Canaan Creative skyrocketed as much as 41% on Tuesday as bitcoin passed the $50,000 mark for the first time. Canaan’s stock has seen monumental price appreciation over the past six months, rising over 770% amid a historic run for cryptocurrencies and a shortage of crypto mining machines. The Beijing-based company expects to benefit from higher bitcoin prices in 2021 as the cryptocurrency’s rise continues to spark increased demand for mining machines that suppliers can’t meet. The shortage will likely lead to higher premiums for Canaan’s in-demand products. Read more: A Ruffer portfolio manager invested a portion of his $4.8 billion fund in… Read More

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