Monthly Archives: December 2020

Netflix Certain To Lose Over Executive Poaching Suit From Viacom – Deadline

Sure, they have the launch of The Surgeon’s Cut tomorrow, but some weeks it kind of bites to be Netflix. Already fighting an uphill appeal battle against Fox (AKA Disney ) for poaching two of their executives a few years aback, on December 4, the Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos-led streamer were sued by Activision Blizzard for allegedly seducing away the latter’s CFO back in late 2018. Now, in a repeat of sorts of the skirmish with Fox, Netflix looks almost certain on Thursday to lose their legal dust-up with Viacom (now ViacomCBS) for snagging Momita Sengupta from the Shari Redstone controlled company two years ago. “The Court finds that Viacom’s employment agreements do not contain unlawful non-compete covenants for the simple reason that Netflix has failed to support… Source link

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Government Looking For A Home For The UK’s First Fusion Reactor

The UK has invited local communities to volunteer to home the UK’s first nuclear fusion reactor. Although still many years from completion, a fusion reactor would provide almost limitless energy while producing minimal waste, a long sought after idea by scientists worldwide. The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) prototype will utilize the latest in fusion technology. The team hope to begin construction in 2030 and have the plant producing power by 2040. The STEP program is an ambitious UK effort to create a prototype fusion plant, with £222 million allocated so far to start development. “We want the UK to be a trailblazer in developing fusion energy by capitalising on its incredible… Source link

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Rabalais: Pigs might have to do more than fly for LSU to spring this upset on Alabama | LSU

The headline from the Nov. 6, 1993, Mobile Register newspaper has become indelibly etched in the lore of the LSU-Alabama football rivalry. “Tide could lose,” it read, “pigs might fly.” It referred to the unlikely possibility of an Alabama team coming off the 1992 national championship and riding a 31-game unbeaten streak losing to a scuffling LSU team that was humiliated four weeks earlier in Tiger Stadium 58-3 by Florida, still the most lopsided loss in program history. LSU was a 25-point underdog. But on that day, the high-water mark of the otherwise under water Curley Hallman era came when the Tigers, with arguably their greatest upset, won 17-13… Source link

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Lucid completes factory construction, aims to ramp up to 400,000 electric cars per year

Lucid Motor announced that it completed the first phase of construction at its EV factory in Arizona. Eventually, they plan to produce up to 400,000 electric cars per year at the facility after future expansions. The electric car startup impressed many earlier this year with the unveiling of the Air electric sedan, the company’s first car with a range of up to 517 miles on a single charge. But the vehicle has been delayed twice before and now the market is looking for them to deliver this time with serious production capacity being deployed. The Air is going to be built at Lucid’s factory, called ‘Lucid AMP-1 factory‘, in Casa Grande, Arizona. After delays due to the lack of financing, Lucid finally broke ground on the project last year and now they are announcing… Source link

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