The world's greatest car theater show kicked off in London over the weekend. Stars gathered at the O2 Arena last Friday night as the Fast and Furious Live world tour kicked off in front of a sell-out crowd. The ground-breaking production, which recreates scenes from the automotive-inspired film series in front of a live audience, has been in the works for over five years. The show starts with a European leg, which will take in 23 arenas in 14 countries in its first year, before carrying on across the rest of the world with a non-stop five-year tour. Read also: Fast & Furious Live Show With Vin Diesel Hits Arenas In January Fast And Furious 9 Not Coming Until 2020 Star and producer from the Fast and Furious films, Vin Diesel, was in attendance at the premiere, and couldn't hide his enthusiasm for the new show. "Wow, look at this amazing arena," he said before the show. "It's so exciting to be here, so exciting to be able to present this … [Read more...] about We Were At The Premiere Of Fast And Furious Live
The incredible arena production kicks off next month. The Fast & Furious films have been a part of our lives for, believe it or not, almost 20 years. In that time the likeable characters, iconic cars and a questionable depiction of physics have taken us all over the world on countless high-octane adventures, but the franchise's latest escapade might just be its best yet. After eight films that have made almost £4bn at the box office since the release of the original, The Fast and The Furious, back in 2001, the series is hitting the road for a groundbreaking live arena tour. Debuting at the O2 Arena on 19 January, the show will take in 23 arenas in 14 European countries in its first year, before carrying on across the rest of the world in a non-stop five-year tour. Also check out: Fast and Furious Film Franchise Caused £419 Million In Damages The 20 most iconic movie cars Porsche Cayenne punts Smart into water for movie stunt The show is the brainchild … [Read more...] about The Fast & Furious Live arena show is almost here
SUPPLIED Ford has increased its investment in Solid Power, a Denver-based company that is developing sulfide solid-state battery technology. Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries – a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company's effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of electric vehicles. Ford, along with BMW, this week announced their investment in a US$130 million funding round for Solid Power, a Denver-based company that is developing sulfide solid-state battery technology. Thai-Tang says the technology should give Ford the flexibility to either shrink battery sizes to make it less expensive to manufacture some vehicles or keep the same size battery and achieve a greater range of distance in other models. Solid state batteries, with their solid ion-conducting material instead of the liquid electrolyte found in most lithium-ion batteries, can store … [Read more...] about Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs
Biden administration officials on Thursday released a new report detailing how the want to achieve the president's goal of conserving 30 percent of the country's lands and waters by 2030, focusing on voluntary and locally led efforts instead of a nationally mandated program. The report, released Thursday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Deb Haaland We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure Haaland: Santorum's Native American comments 'unfortunate' Haaland: Government 'ready to solve' crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans MORE , Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tom Vilsack USDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE , Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Gina Raimondo The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Trump moves to his own blog as Facebook ban remains in place The Hill's Morning Report - … [Read more...] about Biden officials unveil plan to conserve 30 percent of US lands and water
What he does in the shadows. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images Less voluble, less gaffe-prone, more focused: In many ways, President Biden has been a very different political figure than the Joe Biden America has been familiar with for decades. I spoke with national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti about Biden’s so-far successful communications strategy, and whether it can last. Ben : Our colleague Jonathan Chait wrote this of Joe Biden recently: “Biden’s advantage is that he’s not just nice; he’s also tedious. He is relentlessly enacting an ambitious domestic agenda … while arousing hardly any controversy. There’s nothing in Biden’s vanilla-ice-cream bromides for his critics to hook on to. Republicans can’t stop Biden because he is boring them to death.” This is true. It’s also true that, right now, many Republicans don’t even seem interested in going after Biden, or his policies. Instead, they’re focused on shoehorning whatever grievances they have … [Read more...] about Can Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Work Forever?