Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - With rising energy costs and extreme weather becoming almost commonplace, many home and business owners are worrying about everything from being able to afford their utility bills to lengthy power outages. According to an analysis of U.S. government data by the Associated Press, outages due to severe weather have doubled over the last 20 years, straining the country’s aging electrical grid and leading to 40 states experiencing increasingly frequent extended outages. Efforts to maintain the power grid and upgrade aging equipment are leading to higher utility costs nationwide. With the increase in electricity costs and the vulnerability of being dependent on an aging power grid, home and business owners can benefit from having more control over their energy. The solution: installing an energy storage system. Climate legislation recently signed into law by the president is incentivizing the addition of an energy … [Read more...] about How an energy storage system can help you weather power outages and save on utility bills
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(BPT) - If nothing excites your taste buds more than Latin-inspired dishes, you’re in luck. Vianney Rodriguez, founder of Sweet Life , and Marisol Chancellor, founder of Marisol Cooks , have created new recipes for entertaining family and friends, along with tried-and-true entertaining tips. Created in partnership with Real California Milk, representing the nation’s leading makers of Hispanic-style cheeses and dairy products with wide distribution in Texas supermarkets, these recipes are a nod to their creator’s cultural connections, family memories and love for cooking. Wondering how to find the dairy products? Look for the Real California Milk seal for sustainably sourced products made with milk from family farms. The Sweet Life of Vianney Rodriguez Founder, recipe developer and South Texas foodie Vianney Rodriguez is also the author of “Latin Twist,” a collection of delicious Latin-inspired cocktails, and “The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker,” a cookbook filled with incredible … [Read more...] about Fan of Latin flavors? 4 recipes plus entertaining tips you will love
Listen to this article The race was delayed by one hour and five minutes due to torrential rain falling in the build-up to the original 8pm start time, but the result was actually not confirmed at the chequered flag as Perez faces a post-race investigation for a safety car infringement. That had been called into action twice, with three virtual safety car activations also taking place in the wet-to-dry thriller. At the start, Leclerc and Perez made identical reactions from the front row but the Red Bull accelerated better as they raced away from the line and he swept past the Ferrari to comfortably seize the lead into Turn 1. Behind, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton went side-by-side through Turn 1 and made light contact just ahead of the Turn 2 apex, which sent the Mercedes wide and down to third, the incident reviewed by the stewards by deemed not worthy of a full investigation. The same thing happened for Max Verstappen cutting the first corner after he had … [Read more...] about Singapore GP: Perez wins, but faces post-race investigation
Listen to this article Just a day after seeing a spy video of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate on the road, we now have a full gallery of images of the upcoming wagon. We expect the sedan to arrive in 2023, but it's not clear whether this long-roof variant might premiere at the same time. As you'd expect, the front end looks identical to the sedan. The pair of horizontal bars indicate that this one is the standard model, rather than the AMG version. The headlights have running lights along the top of the lamps and curved sections on the bottom. An inlet in the lower fascia is wide horizontally and narrow vertically. Gallery: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Spy Photos 14 Photos The design changes for the wagon start at the B-pillar. On the sedan, the roof begins to taper downwards at this point. However, the top continues to extend horizontally on the estate . … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Spied Flaunting Longer Roof
Listen to this article The Final Destination horror movie franchise has a formulaic structure where a person has a premonition of a disaster and saves a group of people from violent deaths. From there, everyone involved dies in convoluted ways because no one can cheat death. Of course, Final Destination is just a film, but an anxious person might feel stressed about the future after the incident in this video. The doorbell camera films a quiet street with lots of tall, mature trees. There's not even a breeze blowing through their limbs. A car drives by, but nothing seems out of the ordinary. As the vehicle exits the frame, a cracking sound becomes audible. It's not clear where the noise is coming from, though. While this snapping noise is happening, a crossover enters the frame going from the left to the right. A tree limb hanging over the road breaks, just as the vehicle drives underneath it. Trees Can Mess Up A Vehicle: Ultra Rare Ferrari Enzo Crashes … [Read more...] about Lucky Driver Has “Final Destination” Moment, Barely Misses Falling Tree Limb
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not talking about Christmas. It's Fat Bear Week, a pure and wonderful treat for people who need a break from the harsh realities of life. The competition champions the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they complete their transformations from scrawny to elephantine for hibernation. With the internet watching via live Bear Cams, the contestants go beast mode on the millions of sockeye salmon that run from Bristol Bay down the Brooks River. Then it's up to voters to interpret the "fattest." "There's no real set criteria that you're supposed to vote on," said Mike Fitz, a resident naturalist with Explore.org who started the competition in 2014. "You could vote on just simply the largest bear, or look at relative fatness or consider the extenuating circumstances of each bear's life like the challenges of raising offspring." For … [Read more...] about What is Fat Bear Week? Everything to know about the big, beefy event.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-litigated photo voter identification law was appraised at the state Supreme Court on Monday. Justices heard arguments on whether it was reasonable for trial judges to throw out the law that they determined was tainted by racial bias and designed to help Republicans retain their grip on the legislature. The voter ID law approved by the General Assembly in December 2018, but it has never been enforced, as the requirement has been blocked by both federal or state courts over time. That remains the case for next month’s midterms. An attorney for the Republican legislative leaders said a majority of trial judges conducting a trial on the law last year got both facts and conclusions wrong when they struck down the law. Those judges failed to take into account the bipartisan nature of its passage and rule changes that would eliminate any disadvantage that Black voters would have in carrying a photo ID, lawyer Pete Patterson said. People … [Read more...] about NC Supreme Court weighs if voter ID tainted by racial bias