Author: todaysesquire

From dodgy batteries to scary stories in the media, the bicycle industry faces technical and regulatory challenges. By Scott Mace The bicycle industry is undergoing a renaissance and inflection point, spurred on by innovations in electric bicycles, or ebikes. But the industry faces safety questions that threaten to short-circuit the growth of ebikes. At the CABDA West show in early January 2023, an expert engineer briefed bicycle dealers and shop owners about these safety questions, and challenged them to get more involved as controversies swirl. In a short time, evolution of ebikes has come a long way, thanks to innovative…

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First appeared in Boxscore News. By Aron Solomon, Caroline Garcia is an amazing tennis player. The Lyonnaise won November’s WTA Finals, capping a year that saw her rise all the way from 142nd in the world to number 4. So it caught my attention just after Christmas when I saw that Garcia was shilling for something called royaltiz. At first glance, I couldn’t tell if this was supposed to be the next big thing in sports gambling, if it was simply a bad idea to separate people from their money, or potentially the next FTX. As they indicate on their…

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Tuesday’s vote to elect a new Speaker of the House quickly progressed from amusing to interesting to deeply compelling to actually historical. With the House set to resume efforts today at noon to actually elect a Speaker (to do some pretty important things, such as swear in new members of the House) there is no chance (please!) that 2023 will come when close to 1856 in the complexity of electing a new Speaker. The 1856 House of Representatives leadership election was a significant moment in American history, as it marked the first time that a Speaker of the House was…

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As first appeared in Western Journal. For those of us who are doomscrolling our social media feeds these days, a term that we’re coming across is “margin call.” If you follow Elon Musk, it’s something that has been discussed at length over the past couple of weeks in relation to Tesla’s slumping stock price. As of Tuesday morning, not long after trading opened, this is what the totality of Tesla’s year looked like: No Tesla stakeholder, from Musk himself down to someone who owns one share of Tesla stock, is happy with a 71 percent decline in 2022. Experts believe…

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Tim Sandle The disposal of pharmaceuticals and the waste generated from pharmaceutical production has an environmental impact, particularly in waterways. The extent of this varies by geography and in relation to the extent of local regulations and the willingness to comply with these regulations. Environmental concerns foremost relate to the detection of trace levels of pharmaceuticals in drinking water (from stimulants and antibiotics to analgesics and antihistamines; plus, scientific evidence of abnormalities in aquatic organisms, and the contribution that some pharmaceuticals make to the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The consequence of a lack of a coherent global (and often national)…

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By Mark Dickinson Teachers face a Herculean task both connecting with children and building a sense of community to foster learning, a task even more challenging in diverse, often marginalized groups. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as turning on a soccer match. I teach middle school in a rural, Georgia county with kids from 32 countries, speaking 18 languages. It’s tricky enough for people from the same culture to get along, not to mention the problems that can arise when children mix English, Urdu, and Korean, or attempt to relate to one another’s customs, as dissimilar as the Battle…

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By Aron Solomon This article first appeared in Inside Sources Specific performance is a legal concept Elon Musk is undoubtedly aware of but wishes he weren’t. It is a remedy available in contract law to ensure that one party to a contract performs their side of the deal. Through specific performance, a court orders a party to a contract to perform where simple monetary damages aren’t an adequate remedy. Everyone has been talking about the $1 billion that Musk would owe Twitter if he backs out of the deal. That amount would be owed per the contract terms between Musk…

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By Staff Writer The man who has done everything in legal sphere now turns his attention to one of the hottest verticals in legal – litigation financing. As the co-COO of New York-based Burford Capital, David Perla spent time in our studio discussing the foundation and future of litigation finance, who it benefits the most, and why it’s sure to continue to expand and evolve. Watch the informative full interview below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGZtjxlqNWQ&list=PLBFfV-UBwvJURtzlgPwanKqAITU3EHh8r&index=3

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By Staff Writer This article originally appeared in Time Where is Brittney Griner? Now that Trevor Reed, a U.S. citizen and former Marine held in Russian detention since 2019 on specious charges for endangering the “life and health” of Russian police officers in an altercation, has returned home, this question has been rekindled. Reed was freed on Wednesday in a prisoner swap involving Russian citizen Konstantin Yaroshenko; the ex-pilot had been convicted of drug smuggling in 2011 and was serving a 20-year sentence in Connecticut. Reed, however, wasn’t the only American being held in Russia under suspicious circumstances (U.S. Ambassador to Russia John…

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