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Third Wave Automation raises $40M to bring its autonomous forklifts to warehouses

Fresh off a strategic partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation to build an autonomous forklift, Third Wave Automation has snagged another $40 million from investors.

The California-based startup, which was founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures, according to a Form D filed with regulators. Matt Howard, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join Third Wave’s board of directors.

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7 nooses found at Amazon construction site in Connecticut in past month

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to those responsible after seven nooses were discovered at the construction site of an Amazon distribution center in Windsor, Connecticut, in the past month.

The first incident was reported to police on April 27, after a hangman’s noose was found hanging from a steel beam on the second floor of the building, according toNew Haven ABC affiliate WTNH.

Two days later, five more ropes that resembled a noose were found on several floors throughout the building, WTNH reported.

The latest noose was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the site, hanging on overhead beams, according to WTNH. The incident occurred during a lunch break, when many workers had left the area, police said.

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Plug Power Hires Benjamin Haycraft as VP Strategy & Business Development Europe

LATHAM, N.Y. and BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, announces Benjamin Haycraft as the Company’s newest Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Europe. This appointment confirms Plug Power’s desire to accelerate its development opportunities in Europe.

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Apple to discontinue iMac Pro

Apple is discontinuing its iMac Pro.

According to CNN, Apple said that the computer is only available “while supplies last” and is listed on its site for $5,000.

And once it’s gone, it’s gone for good, CNN reported.

The iMac Pro, which was released in 2017, was once considered the company’s most powerful computer.

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Meet Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO prosecutors are reportedly trying to flip

During the past several years of criminal investigations, Congressional inquiries, and political battles over Donald Trump’s taxes and business dealings, the one man most intimately familiar with them has remained out of the spotlight.

The mustachioed, press-shy Allen Weisselberg has served as the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer for decades, as well as Trump’s personal bookkeeper. Now, he’s reportedly the subject of a wide-ranging inquiry from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors are looking into “flipping” Weisselberg into cooperating with an investigation into Trump’s finances, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has loyally served the Trump family since the 1970s and is the only person not a member of Trump’s family to oversee his trust while he was president. Prosecutors are reportedly zeroing in on Weisselberg’s two sons, both of whom also have close ties to the company.

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Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president’s century-old estate in New York’s Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares.

Seven Springs, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style mansion, is a subject of two state investigations: a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

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Texas State Representative Introduces Sports Betting Legalization Bill

Texas is one of the large, high-population states that could represent a profit windfall for online sports betting companies if it ever legalizes this type of gambling. Several casino and gambling enterprises have acquired fantasy sports platforms with users in New York, Texas, Florida, and California, to position themselves for eventual legalization there. Bally’s Corporation (NYSE:BALY) bought fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) make a “strategic investment” with an option to acquire the SuperDraft platform late last month, in part for this reason.

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The new politics of climate change

A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change. 

That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out just as Michael E Mann, one of the world’s best known climate scientists, has published a book accusing each of abetting new forces of inactivism slowing efforts to tackle climate change.

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Third stimulus check: Will you get a $1,400 check?

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan would provide a third round of federal stimulus checks to millions of Americans. Yet while lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for the proposal, there is less agreement on who should be eligible for the $1,400 direct payments.

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Brown, A.J. – Ten (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: Two seasons in to A.J. Brown’s career and one thing is abundantly clear: He’s one of the best wide receivers in football. And that goes for Fantasy Football, too, where he should be one of the first 10 wide receivers off the board in all leagues, in either the second or third round. He finished seventh in PPR points per game in 2020, despite just 106 targets. The Titans will never be a pass-first team, but Brown is the undisputed No. 1 option in this passing game and should have no trouble getting to 125-plus targets — and that might be underselling him, given the Titans’ lack of other options. Brown could finish as the No. 1 wide receiver in football, and he’s a great building block for any Fantasy team. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 3.09
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Born: June 30, 1997, Starkville, MS

Donald Trump spying allegations: more likely useful idiot than Putin’s agent

The question of Donald Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin has surfaced once again, this time in a new book by veteran US journalist Craig Unger. The book, American Kompromat, claims that the former US commander-in-chief was cultivated as a Russian intelligence asset for more than four decades.

It’s not the first time this has been reported. In 2017 the former Moscow correspondent for The Guardian Luke Harding published a book: Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win, which propounded roughly the same idea – that Trump had been courted for years after marrying his first wife, Ivana Zelnickova, a model from Czechoslovakia. And then there’s the Christopher Steele dossier, published in 2017 with its allegations of honey-trap blackmail and bizarre sexual practices. Although this came with a big “handle-with-care” caveat.

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NFL’s most underappreciated players: Deion Jones, Allen Robinson, Dallas Goedert among NFC picks

One of my favorite offseason tasks is to scour every NFL roster and identify the most underappreciated player on each team using my context-based models. In the fast-paced NFL season, it’s easy to focus on superstars or skill-position players who help us win in fantasy football, but one of the most useful applications of analytics is to view every game from the previous campaign through the lens of a total-contribution metric to see where teams earned an edge that perhaps didn’t get as much attention as it should have during the season. With that in mind, here’s how I came up with my list of the most underappreciated players …

Sanders, M. – Phi (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Miles Sanders was expected to be a breakout candidate in 2020, but he failed to deliver in his sophomore campaign. Heading into Year 3, he could face some competition for touches, but he’s still worth buying back into as a No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues. Sanders should be selected in Round 2 or 3 in all formats. Injuries to Sanders and the offensive line hurt his production in 2020 and, instead of seeing his Fantasy points per game rise from 13.6 in 2019, he slipped to 13.4 last year. But he still averaged 5.3 yards per carry. And, more importantly, he averaged 18.3 PPR points per game in three starts with Jalen Hurts. The Eagles added plenty of bodies this offseason to compete for touches with Sanders (including Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson, plus Boston Scott is still there), but most of them profile as backups, although the addition of rookie Kenneth Gainwell could impact Sanders in the passing game. Still, there’s reason for optimism about Sanders this year. He might have failed as a breakout in 2020, but he can easily rebound this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 4.04
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Born: May 1, 1997, Pittsburgh, PA

Eagles’ Top Players to Target in Fantasy Football Drafts

There were numerous reasons the Philadelphia Eagles offense underperformed in 2020: early struggles at quarterback, a shallow receiving corps and injuries to multiple key players. But things should be better for the team during the 2021 season.

Last year, the Eagles ranked 25th in the NFL with 334.6 total yards per game. It is hoped that number will go up during the upcoming season, and there could be more players on Philadelphia’s roster who post impressive numbers of their own, making them worthy of consideration for fantasy football.

The Eagles have a lot of offensive potential with the unit experiencing some turnover and an influx of young talent. Several of these players you’re going to want on your fantasy rosters this season.

Here’s a look at the top Philadelphia players to target in fantasy football to begin 2021.

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Trump a KGB Asset for 40 Years? A New Book Claims Trump was Putin’s Puppet

Trump’s years in the White House have produced many books written by renowned American journalists ready to demonstrate the tycoon’s collusion with Russia. This week, American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery by Craig Unger, has joined these ranks, promising to reveal the ex-President’s relations with the KGB.

To get to the bottom of the spy story Unger draws on the account of Yuri Shvets, an ex-Major of the KGB working undercover as a Tass Agency correspondent in Washington D.C. in the 1980s.

The Bachelorette: Why Blake Moynes Preferred Dating Tayshia Over Clare

The Bachelorette 2020 was a season like no other. First, the season got postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Secondly, once the season began, filming was seriously altered to comply with safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To top it all off, leading lady Clare Crawley fell in love with Dale Moss only weeks into the season, paving the way for a second lead: Tayshia Adams. It was a lot.

Predicting fantasy football sleepers and breakouts for 2021

As football enthusiasts shift their focus to the 2021 season, here are some under-the-radar fantasy football sleepers and breakout players to consider when drafting.

Here is a look at each major position on offense and where to find the best value in your fantasy football drafts.

Republicans Scared To Condemn Trump Over ‘Threats On Their Lives,’ Ousted GOP Leader Claims

In a series of Sunday television appearances, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the recently ousted GOP House leadership chair who’s been highly critical of former President Donald Trump, lashed out at party leadership for perpetuating the former president’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen and went as far as to say that some Republican votes in Congress were swayed by threats on their lives.

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The ‘Audit’ Trying to Steal Arizona for Trump Just Got Suspended From Twitter

The official account of the Arizona audit has been shut down permanently by Twitter for violating its rules on “platform manipulation and spam.”

Just like those conducting and cheerleading the sham recount in Maricopa County, the Arizona audit Twitter account had been spreading lies and conspiracy theories about the election being stolen from former president Donald Trump.

Trump’s Wild, Baseless Claims of Illegal Voting

In remarks resembling an attack on democratic elections, rather than a presidential speech, President Donald Trump doubled down on his campaign pledge: “The only way we can lose, in my opinion, is massive fraud.”

Meet Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO prosecutors are reportedly trying to flip

During the past several years of criminal investigations, Congressional inquiries, and political battles over Donald Trump’s taxes and business dealings, the one man most intimately familiar with them has remained out of the spotlight.

The mustachioed, press-shy Allen Weisselberg has served as the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer for decades, as well as Trump’s personal bookkeeper. Now, he’s reportedly the subject of a wide-ranging inquiry from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors are looking into “flipping” Weisselberg into cooperating with an investigation into Trump’s finances, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has loyally served the Trump family since the 1970s and is the only person not a member of Trump’s family to oversee his trust while he was president. Prosecutors are reportedly zeroing in on Weisselberg’s two sons, both of whom also have close ties to the company.

Kelce, T. – KC (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: The question isn’t whether or not Travis Kelce is the consensus top tight end in Fantasy Football (he is, duh), the question is when to draft him. If you don’t like playing the waiver wire or dealing with middling tight end results, or if you just like plain ol’ safe picks, then you should crave Kelce. If you’re a little more adventurous or like to stock up on running backs early, you should pass. Another factor is league scoring: Kelce’s averaged at least 6.0 more Fantasy points per game in PPR in each of his past three seasons. That makes him a little less enticing in half- and non-PPR formats. You also shouldn’t expect him to repeat the 20.3 PPR points per game (13.3 in non-PPR) he had in 2020. Coming close is a possibility, though — he slammed home a 17.9 PPR average in 2018 (11.4 in non-PPR) with an electric Patrick Mahomes and was a few points down from there in 2019 when Mahomes didn’t play 16 games. Thus, Kelce is a no-brainer in the back-half of Round 1 in PPR formats if you’re looking for a proven, safe, consistent player, especially one at a tough-to-fill position. He’s better reserved for early/middle Round 2 in leagues where catches don’t count as much or at all. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.04
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