Cybersecurity Scholars: Protecting US Electrical Grids Is Costly to Consumers

Protecting America’s electricity grid will cost tens of billions of dollars and most likely fall to consumers according to grid cybersecurity scholars, Defense One reports. Russians have already hacked into the U.S. power grids and the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies since 2014 have been warning against cyberthreats to the utility system. But there is no way to protect the grids, as regulations at the state and federal level make it difficult for utilities and regulators to get anything done. “Most electricity utilities are highly regulated by the government,…

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Tim Hortons Offering Free Monster-Sized Iced Coffee on Mother’s Day

Usually, it’s American food companies out-sizing each other, but Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is unleashing a massive freebie for Mother’s Day 2019, and if you’re a mom looking for a tank-sized pick-me-up, you definitely won’t want to miss it. This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, participating U.S. Tim Hortons locations are offering a FREE “Mom-sized” iced coffee. That’s 52 ounces (yes 52 ounces) of iced coffee made with Tim Hortons Premium Blend. It’s the largest size coffee offered by any major coffee chain available in the U.S. If you’re wondering…

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Lyft’s First Results After I.P.O. Show $1.14 Billion Quarterly Loss

Some analysts said they were looking more at Lyft’s growth metrics. John Blackledge, a senior research analyst at Cowen, said he had “baked in” expectations of losses for Lyft and was paying more attention to numbers such as “robustness in riders and revenue per rider.” Tom White, a senior research analyst at the financial firm D.A. Davidson, said Lyft’s losses were moderating and that it was “better than people were expecting.” Lyft forecast that its revenue would grow to as much as $3.3 billion by the end of 2019, up…

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Fitness Yoga 

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Endgame’ posts the first billion-dollar opening in history

$350 million. That’s the amount of money made from Avengers: Endgame ticket sales in the U.S. during opening weekend, based on Sunday estimates. It’s a ludicrous and unheard of figure, and just a piece of the record-shattering global total of $1.2 billion. No movie in the U.S. has ever posted an opening weekend higher than $300 million. No movie anywhere has made more than $1 billion worldwide in the five days since it opened. Let’s start with the U.S. total. It’s almost $100 million more than the previous record holder,…

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Online Lost-and-Found Services | Interesting Thing of the Day

If you go to a coffee shop and leave your glasses, keys, or notebook on the table, chances are some honest citizen will turn the item in at the counter, and as long as you know where you left it, you can return later to claim it. Larger stores, stadiums, concert halls, theme parks and so on typically have central lost-and-found departments that serve the same purpose. But again, you must have at least a general idea of where an item was lost, and you can only hope that whoever…

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Organic Recipes 

The Bread Lab : Committed to Organic Food

Clif Bar is committed to funding five organic endowments (5 organic research chairs) by 2020. This will provide ongoing, lifetime organic research at these five universities—and organic research is historically and dramatically underfunded in the U.S. compared with conventional plant breeding research. This year, CLIF selected The Bread Lab and Prof. Steve Jones at Washington State University, to support the bread lab’s work, and more importantly—and the primary focus for the digital body of work—to address the economic challenges facing rural America. source

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Interesting Thing of the Day

Hark back with me to a time, long ago, when human beings outnumbered GPS receivers. I know, it’s weird to think about, right? But at this moment I have a GPS receiver built into my smartphone and another built into my smartwatch, and at a rough tally, the total number of such devices in my house right now is eight. Once a specialized, expensive gadget for outdoorsy types with plenty of disposable income, they’re now so common we barely think about them. Every time you ask your car or your…

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Coffee Brand Loyalty Programs : Tims Rewards

The Tim Hortons Tims Rewards Program will launch in the US The Tim Hortons Tims Rewards is set to offer patrons in the US a way to be rewarded for their purchases to keep them happy and coming back often. The loyalty program works by providing participants with a hot brewed coffee or tea or a baked good (except Tibits and bagels) after every seventh purchase they make of 50 cents or more. Those looking to get started with the rewards program can simply visit a participating location in the…

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Miami Beach, captured in its hedonistic heyday

From 1988, British photographer Barry Lewis spent seven years documenting the iconic coastal strip – and its eclectic cast of colourful characters. From 1988, British photographer Barry Lewis spent seven years documenting the iconic coastal strip – and its eclectic cast of colourful characters. Between 1988 and 1995, British photographer Barry Lewis was a regular fixture at Miami Beach, documenting the coastal strip as it bounced back to life following a lengthy hangover. The two decades prior had seen it beset with violence, as drug cartels clashed with US authorities…

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