Shaquille O'Neal Asks Elon Musk To Make a Big Boy Tesla – Torque News

  1. Shaquille O’Neal Asks Elon Musk To Make a Big Boy Tesla  Torque News
  2. Former ‘Top Gear’ host and Tesla owner James May roasts his Model S 100D  Teslarati
  3. Tesla Model S Plaid: Could It Be The Biggest Tesla Battery Day Surprise?  InsideEVs
  4. First Made-in-China Tesla Model Y Spotted on Chinese Highway  Torque News
  5. Elon Musk worth more than $100B as Tesla’s stock keeps surging  New York Post
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NBA playoffs – The Milwaukee Bucks' title bid now has a larger purpose – ESPN

  1. NBA playoffs – The Milwaukee Bucks’ title bid now has a larger purpose  ESPN
  2. NBA playoffs tracker: Giannis addresses player strike as Bucks advance past Magic  Yahoo Sports
  3. Updated 2020 NBA Championship Odds and Playoff Predictions  Bleacher Report
  4. Discussing how the Bucks will be remembered for protesting the playoffs | The Jump  ESPN
  5. George Hill downplays skipping national anthem with candid explanation of ‘pregame ritual’  Yahoo Sports
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AP Top Stories August 29

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Aug. 29th: Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage; Biden, aiming at Trump, says he won’t use military as ‘prop’; ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer; See-through toilets installed in Tokyo parks.

       



Source: USA Today, AP Top Stories August 29

Bucks finish off Magic to reach Eastern semifinals

August 29, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton recorded double-doubles Saturday afternoon as the Milwaukee Bucks returned to the court and made short work of the Orlando Magic 118-104 to finish off a 4-1 win in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.

Three days after walking out to protest the recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., the Bucks led by as many as 21 points in coasting to a fourth straight win that vaults the top seed into an Eastern semifinal matchup with the fifth-seeded Miami Heat.

The best-of-seven between the Bucks and Heat tips off Monday night.

Antetokounmpo put up game-highs in points (28) and rebounds (17) in leading the Bucks to their second straight first-round series win after they had been eliminated there in eight consecutive trips to the postseason.

Middleton chipped in with 21 points, 10 rebounds and a team-high seven assists, as Milwaukee rebounded from a shocking 122-110 loss to its eighth-seeded opponent in Game 1 with four victories by an average of 14.5 points.

The Magic, who had a losing record (33-40) in the regular season, were led by Nikola Vucevic’s 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Milwaukee bolted out to as many as a 10-point lead in the first quarter and 17-point advantage in the second period.

Down 21 in the third quarter and 90-79 entering the final period, the Magic used a 3-pointer from Evan Fournier to climb within 96-93 with 7:39 to play.

But Marvin Williams countered with a three of his own for the Bucks to double the margin, and Milwaukee never led again by fewer than six.

Antetokounmpo hit 11 of his 17 shots en route to his 28 points for the Bucks, who outshot the Magic 45.5 percent to 39.4.

Antetokounmpo and Middleton bombed in three 3-pointers apiece, and Williams connected on four in five attempts to account for all 12 of his points off the bench.

Brook Lopez added 16 points, George Hill 11 and Eric Bledsoe 10 for the Bucks, who lost two straight in the regular season to Miami before beating the Heat 130-116 earlier this month after the restart.

Fournier finished with 18 points, D.J. Augustin 15, Markelle Fultz 14 and Terrence Ross 13 for the Magic, who bowed out of the playoffs in the first round for the fourth consecutive time.

–Field Level Media

Brazil to extend coronavirus economic aid on Tuesday, official says

August 29, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil will officially announce on Tuesday the extension of an aid payment program designed to help people weather the economic damage of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a government official said on Saturday.

President Jair Bolsonaro has previously stated that the aid payments, which are due to expire this month, will be renewed through the end of the year. However, a planned announcement last Tuesday was delayed after disagreements about the form of future aid payments and related benefits arose between the Economy Ministry and Bolsonaro.

“On Tuesday, we’re going to the Alvorada Palace to announce, together with President Jair Bolsonaro, the extension of emergency payments, a benefit that is so important for millions of Brazilians that need help to confront the pandemic,” Deputy Arthur Lira, the head in the lower house of a power political bloc known as the Centrao, wrote on Twitter.

The value of future payments is still unknown, but leaders have signaled it will be less that the monthly 600 reais ($111) that are currently given.

(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Gram Slattery; editing by Grant McCool)

Novak Djokovic's Secret: You Don't Lose If You Don't Miss – ATP Tour

  1. Novak Djokovic’s Secret: You Don’t Lose If You Don’t Miss  ATP Tour
  2. Djokovic Masters Raonic for Cincy Title | Cincinnati 2020 Final Highlights  Tennis TV
  3. Djokovic rallies to win Western & Southern Open for record-tying 35th Masters win  ESPN
  4. Novak Djokovic’s Golden Rule: A Grandmaster Twice Over!  ATP Tour
  5. Who will win the US Open in 2020? Odds, betting favorites for men’s, women’s singles championships  Sporting News
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SpaceX to attempt historic back-to-back Falcon 9 flights – CBS News

  1. SpaceX to attempt historic back-to-back Falcon 9 flights  CBS News
  2. SpaceX doubleheader! Watch 2 Falcon 9 rockets lift off from Florida Sunday  Space.com
  3. Florida’s Space Coast readies for SpaceX rocket launches this weekend; ULA launch scrubbed  10 Tampa Bay
  4. SpaceX Scheduled to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket From Kennedy Space Center on Sunday  SpaceCoastDaily.com
  5. Live coverage: SpaceX preps for launch of Argentine radar satellite Sunday evening  Spaceflight Now
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Black Panther' Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43 | NBC Nightly News – NBC News

  1. Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43 | NBC Nightly News  NBC News
  2. Chadwick Boseman – 1976-2020: a real-life superhero who gave hope to many  NME
  3. ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43  CNN
  4. Chadwick Boseman Brought Black History and Power to Life In Ways That Will Inspire For Generations  Rotten Tomatoes
  5. Chadwick Boseman helped us understand our history. His death shatters our hearts.  The Washington Post
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Sex assault charges filed against Jacob Blake in July prompted police to respond before shooting: union report – Fox News

  1. Sex assault charges filed against Jacob Blake in July prompted police to respond before shooting: union report  Fox News
  2. Demonstrators Gather Nearly A Week After Shooting Of Jacob Blake | TODAY  TODAY
  3. Jacob Blake: Donald Trump to visit Kenosha amid unrest  BBC News
  4. Kenosha County Sheriff claims he has not seen video of Jacob Blake shooting  Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3
  5. Kenosha police union gives its account of Jacob Blake shooting  Fox News
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EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Lawyer Calls for Maryland Governor to Step Down After Firing Employee for Supporting His Client

The lawyer representing Kyle Rittenhouse is calling for Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to step down after his office fired a member of his staff for supporting the teenager on social media.

Rittenhouse, of course, is the teenager who shot rioters that were attacking him in Kenosha, where he worked as a lifeguard.

As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, on Saturday, Governor Hogan’s office announced the termination of Arthur “Mac” Love IV. Since 2015, he was the deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, which oversees the state’s ethnic and cultural commissions, community service programs and religious outreach.

The Gateway Pundit spoke to Rittenhouse’s lawyer John Pierce, of Pierce Bainbridge, who said that the governor should step down immediately.

“Larry Hogan is an embarrassment. He should focus more on providing law and order to the people of Maryland and less reading social media. He should step down immediately,” Pierce told the Gateway Pundit. “Self-defense is the most fundamental American right. If citizens cannot safely express their support of the God-given right of self-defense in America without fear of being fired by a so-called Republican governor of a major state, we are lost.”

One of the posts that lead to Love’s termination featured a photo of Rittenhouse cleaning graffiti, with Love writing “I’m grateful that conservatives are rallying behind this kid. He genuinely seems like a good person.”

Another featured this viral meme:

“These divisive images and statements are inconsistent with the mission and core values of the Office of Community Initiatives. Earlier today, I relieved this employee of his duties. Kevin Craft, administrative director of the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs, will assume these duties effective immediately,” Steve McAdams, executive director of the Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives, said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

Apparently, anything conservatives support is “divisive” and they must cave to liberal narratives to keep their jobs, even in a Republican governor’s office.

The legal fees and other costs of Kyle’s defense will be provided through donations to #FightBack Foundation Inc., a Texas 501(c)(4) foundation created by John Pierce and Lin Wood to protect law- abiding American citizens whose rights are being trampled on by state and local governments that are more concerned with appeasing mobs than protecting those rights.

“A 17-year old child should not have to take up arms in America to protect life and property. That is the job of state and local governments. However, those governments have failed, and law-abiding citizens have no choice but to protect their own communities as their forefathers did at Lexington and Concord in 1775,” Pierce previously said in a statement to Gateway Pundit. “Kyle is not a racist or a white supremacist. He is a brave, patriotic, compassionate law-abiding American who loves his country and his community. He did nothing wrong. He defended himself, which is a fundamental right of all Americans given by God and protected by law. He is now in the crosshairs of institutional forces that are much more powerful than him. But he will stand up to them and fight not only for himself, but for all Americans and their beloved Constitution. We will never leave his side until he is victorious in that fight.”

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L.A. County reports 1,339 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths – Los Angeles Times

  1. L.A. County reports 1,339 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths  Los Angeles Times
  2. Los Angeles Coronavirus Update: L.A. Public Health Confirms 27 New Deaths And Over 1,300 Additional Cases  Deadline
  3. LA County reports 1339 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths  MSN Money
  4. L.A. County reports 27 deaths, 1,339 additional cases of coronavirus  KTLA Los Angeles
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Trump to visit Kenosha in wake of police protests – POLITICO

  1. Trump to visit Kenosha in wake of police protests  POLITICO
  2. Kenosha police union gives its account of Jacob Blake shooting  Fox News
  3. Demonstrators Gather Nearly A Week After Shooting Of Jacob Blake | TODAY  TODAY
  4. Kenosha leaders prepare for weekend ahead after days of protests  Fox11online.com
  5. Kenosha police shooting aftermath: Don’t make 17-year-old vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse a hero  Chicago Sun-Times
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Amazon Orders 1,800 EV Delivery Vans From Mercedes, Commits To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2039

Amazon Orders 1,800 EV Delivery Vans From Mercedes, Commits To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2039

Tyler Durden

Sat, 08/29/2020 – 19:30

When Amazon made its decision to introduce hundreds of new electric vans to its delivery fleet, Tesla’s name didn’t appear to be part of the discussion. Rather, the online behemoth ordered 1,800 electric delivery vans from Mercedes-Benz, marking the biggest order of its kind to date.

Mercedes announced the order on Friday and announced it would “join a climate initiative established by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. By signing up to The Climate Pledge,” according to Reuters. The pledge pins Mercedes to going completely carbon neutral by 2039. 

The transport sector and shipping/delivery remains one of the biggest contributors of carbon emissions on the planet. 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said: “We need continued innovation and partnership from auto manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz to decarbonize the transportation sector and tackle the climate crisis. Amazon is adding 1,800 electric delivery vehicles from Mercedes-Benz as part of our journey to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world, and we will be moving fast to get these vans on the road this year.”

The order is Amazon’s biggest in Europe and compliments a contract it signed last year with Rivian for 100,000 delivery vans by 2030. The order consists of 1,200 large eSprinter vans and about 600 medium-sized eVito vehicles. Delivery is slated to begin next year. 

Lucien Mathieu, an e-mobility and transport analyst concluded: “Amazon’s pledge shows there’s important demand for e-vehicles from delivery fleets.”



Source: Zero Hedge, Amazon Orders 1,800 EV Delivery Vans From Mercedes, Commits To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2039

UPDATE: 1-year-old located, 2 arrested after Chamblee kidnapping – Atlanta Journal Constitution

  1. UPDATE: 1-year-old located, 2 arrested after Chamblee kidnapping  Atlanta Journal Constitution
  2. Mother has baby stolen from her at gunpoint  Yahoo News Australia
  3. UPDATE: Kidnapped 1-year-old found safe, two arrested  FOX 13 Tampa Bay
  4. ‘Back in our arms:’ Aunt gives harrowing account of moments police say 1-year-old was kidnapped  WSB Atlanta
  5. UPDATE: Brave mom fights back as baby is kidnapped from his stroller at gunpoint  CrimeOnline
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