Oprah Winfrey bought her next-door neighbor’s California ranch for $6.85 million — take a look inside

Oprah Winfrey has added yet another Montecito, California property to portfolio — a ranch previously owned by her neighbor, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, according to Variety. Bridges first listed the property in April for just under $8 million, and Winfrey ultimately bought it for $6.85 million. Winfrey already owns two properties in the area: She purchased the first, nicknamed the “Promised Land,” for $50 million in 2001, and the other, nicknamed “Seamair Farm,” for $29 million in 2015. Bu


Oprah Winfrey has added yet another Montecito, California property to portfolio — a ranch previously owned by her neighbor, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, according to Variety.
Bridges first listed the property in April for just under $8 million, and Winfrey ultimately bought it for $6.85 million.
Winfrey already owns two properties in the area: She purchased the first, nicknamed the “Promised Land,” for $50 million in 2001, and the other, nicknamed “Seamair Farm,” for $29 million in 2015.
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Oprah Winfrey bought her next-door neighbor's California ranch for $6.85 million — take a look inside

Oprah Winfrey has added yet another Montecito, California property to portfolio — a ranch previously owned by her neighbor, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, according to Variety.

Bridges first listed the property in April for just under $8 million, and Winfrey ultimately bought it for $6.85 million.

Winfrey already owns two properties in the area: She purchased the first, nicknamed the “Promised Land,” for $50 million in 2001, and the other, nicknamed “Seamair Farm,” for $29 million in 2015.

Built in 1919 and renovated in 2016, Winfrey’s latest property sits on four acres of land, according to the listing. Take a look inside.


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Why the Toyota Land Cruiser is disappearing from America

Why the Toyota Land Cruiser is disappearing from AmericaThe Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the auto industry’s longest lasting and most widely-known brands. Land Cruisers have been in continuous production since the 1950s. It was also one of the first vehicles Toyota imported to the United States, establishing the reputation that turned Toyota into one of the best-selling brands in America. But in 2019, the Land Cruiser seems to be disappearing from the United States, attracting one-fifth of the


Why the Toyota Land Cruiser is disappearing from AmericaThe Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the auto industry’s longest lasting and most widely-known brands.
Land Cruisers have been in continuous production since the 1950s.
It was also one of the first vehicles Toyota imported to the United States, establishing the reputation that turned Toyota into one of the best-selling brands in America.
But in 2019, the Land Cruiser seems to be disappearing from the United States, attracting one-fifth of the
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Why the Toyota Land Cruiser is disappearing from America

Why the Toyota Land Cruiser is disappearing from America

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the auto industry’s longest lasting and most widely-known brands. Land Cruisers have been in continuous production since the 1950s. It was also one of the first vehicles Toyota imported to the United States, establishing the reputation that turned Toyota into one of the best-selling brands in America. But in 2019, the Land Cruiser seems to be disappearing from the United States, attracting one-fifth of the buyers who bought at the peak of its appeal.


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The ‘legendary’ Toyota Land Cruiser barely sells in the US, but is still a hit around the world

Toyota sells little more than 3,000 Land Cruiser’s a year in the U.S., compared with more than 40,000 in Australia, its biggest market. The Land Cruiser was the sole vehicle Toyota sold for awhile in the U.S. in the early 1960s, while the company worked out issues on its new export sedan. But now, at a time when sport utility vehicles are at their most popular in history, the Land Cruiser is an overlooked product. Toyota also has not updated the Land Cruiser in years, and spends little-to-no mon


Toyota sells little more than 3,000 Land Cruiser’s a year in the U.S., compared with more than 40,000 in Australia, its biggest market.
The Land Cruiser was the sole vehicle Toyota sold for awhile in the U.S. in the early 1960s, while the company worked out issues on its new export sedan.
But now, at a time when sport utility vehicles are at their most popular in history, the Land Cruiser is an overlooked product.
Toyota also has not updated the Land Cruiser in years, and spends little-to-no mon
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The 'legendary' Toyota Land Cruiser barely sells in the US, but is still a hit around the world

The Toyota Land Cruiser is often said to be a living legend in much of the automotive world — appreciated by off-roaders, workers in rough rural areas and a favored vehicle of United Nations and NATO forces.

But it seems to barely sell in the United States.

Toyota sells little more than 3,000 Land Cruiser’s a year in the U.S., compared with more than 40,000 in Australia, its biggest market.

That is remarkable for what has been Toyota’s longest-running product in the United States. The Land Cruiser was the sole vehicle Toyota sold for awhile in the U.S. in the early 1960s, while the company worked out issues on its new export sedan.

But now, at a time when sport utility vehicles are at their most popular in history, the Land Cruiser is an overlooked product.

Part of the trouble is competition, which has grown fierce in the high-end luxury SUV segment, where the Land Cruiser sits with its starting price of more than $85,000. Buyers can choose from high-end SUVs made by Land Rover, Mercedes, and Porsche. Toyota even sells the Lexus LX, a luxury full-size that shares many of the capabilities and basic underpinnings with the Land Cruiser, for not much more money.

Toyota also has not updated the Land Cruiser in years, and spends little-to-no money marketing it in the U.S.

At least one report said Toyota may pull the Land Cruiser from the U.S. after 2022. Most recently, MotorTrend’s Jonny Lieberman reported in an Instagram post that he heard of the plan to cancel the Land Cruiser in the U.S.


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How Christie’s and Sotheby’s land the most expensive art deals

The global art market was valued at $67.4 billion in 2018, the second highest year ever. They account for 84% of the global market, with the U.S. capturing over half of that. And of those five, two far surpass the others: Christie’s and Sotheby’s, which handle more than 40% of auction sales. The painting sold at auction by Christie’s for over $450 million on November 15, 2017. It also sold the most valuable private collection at auction, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which achie


The global art market was valued at $67.4 billion in 2018, the second highest year ever.
They account for 84% of the global market, with the U.S. capturing over half of that.
And of those five, two far surpass the others: Christie’s and Sotheby’s, which handle more than 40% of auction sales.
The painting sold at auction by Christie’s for over $450 million on November 15, 2017.
It also sold the most valuable private collection at auction, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which achie
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How Christie's and Sotheby's land the most expensive art deals

The global art market was valued at $67.4 billion in 2018, the second highest year ever. The United States, United Kingdom and China are the three largest art markets. They account for 84% of the global market, with the U.S. capturing over half of that. Auction houses are one of the biggest drivers of the art market. Sales at public auctions exceeded $29 billion last year. Five auction houses combine for over half of the global sales. And of those five, two far surpass the others: Christie’s and Sotheby’s, which handle more than 40% of auction sales.

Visitors look at a painting entitled ‘Salvator Mundi’ by School of Leonardo da Vinci during a press visit of the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci” at the Louvre museum on October 22, 2019 in Paris, France. The painting sold at auction by Christie’s for over $450 million on November 15, 2017. Chesnot | Getty Images

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have rich histories. Sotheby’s was founded in London in 1744 as a bookseller. In 1955, it became the first international auction house after establishing itself in New York. It would also become the first international auction house to sell in Hong Kong, Russia, India and France. Until this year, Sotheby’s was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a public company for 31 years. Sotheby’s boasts offices in 40 countries and 10 auction locations, around the world. It offers about 250 auctions each year across over 70 categories. Christie’s was also founded in London and arrived shortly after Sotheby’s in 1766. Christie’s has offices in 46 countries with 10 auction locations and hosts about 350 auctions across over 80 categories each year. It holds multiple records, including the most valuable work to be sold at auction, a Leonardo da Vinci that sold for over $450 million. It also sold the most valuable private collection at auction, the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, which achieved over $835 million.

“Odalisque couchee aux magnolias” by Henri Matisse is seen during a Christie’s preview presenting the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, in New York on April 27, 2018. The collection included paintings by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Joan Miro, Paul Gauguin and other artists. HECTOR RETAMAL | AFP | Getty Images


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Study says 630 million could be living below projected flood levels by 2100

The report, published on Tuesday by Nature Communications , found that by the end of the century as many as 630 million people could live on land below projected flood levels. More people could be in danger from rising sea levels than previously thought, a new study says. In the nearer-term, the study found that 340 million people currently live on land that will be vulnerable to flooding by 2050. Using more moderate figures for rising sea levels, the numbers for annual flood exposure are 150 mi


The report, published on Tuesday by Nature Communications , found that by the end of the century as many as 630 million people could live on land below projected flood levels.
More people could be in danger from rising sea levels than previously thought, a new study says.
In the nearer-term, the study found that 340 million people currently live on land that will be vulnerable to flooding by 2050.
Using more moderate figures for rising sea levels, the numbers for annual flood exposure are 150 mi
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Study says 630 million could be living below projected flood levels by 2100

The report, published on Tuesday by Nature Communications , found that by the end of the century as many as 630 million people could live on land below projected flood levels. This is three times greater than prior estimates.

More people could be in danger from rising sea levels than previously thought, a new study says.

Lanni Bailey and a team from Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue enter a flooded house to pull out several cats during the flooding of the Missouri River near Glenwood, Iowa, March 18.

In the nearer-term, the study found that 340 million people currently live on land that will be vulnerable to flooding by 2050. Both of these figures are based on extreme conditions, accounting for a rise in greenhouse gas emissions, and include the impact from the melting Antarctic ice sheet. Using more moderate figures for rising sea levels, the numbers for annual flood exposure are 150 million by 2050, and 360 million by 2100.

Scott Kulp and Benjamin Strauss from New Jersey-based science organization Climate Central conducted the research and authored the report.

They found that prior estimates were too optimistic since the numbers relied on data that measured only elevation, and didn’t accurately account for other factors such as tall buildings in densely populated cities.

To paint a clearer picture, Kulp and Strauss relied on LIDAR data, or light detection and ranging information, available in the United States, and then built an algorithm that could extrapolate findings to other data sets and satellite imagery.

“This model incorporates 23 variables, including population and vegetation indices, and was trained using lidar-derived elevation data in the US,” the authors wrote of their algorithm.

The researchers found that more than 70% of the people living on land in danger zones are in eight Asian countries: China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan.

The study found that 110 million people currently live below high tide levels, with another 250 million on land below annual flood levels. According to prior estimates, the numbers were 28 million and 65 million, respectively.

Some cities have taken steps to protect against flooding.

“Globally at present, levees and seawalls protect low-lying populations in many major deltas, such as around Shanghai, the Netherlands and New Orleans, and in areas experiencing rapid subsidence, such as parts of Jakarta and Tokyo,” the report said.

Of course, these measures do not always end up working, such as when New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“Further research on global-scale modeling of the timing, locations, and intensity of migratory responses to increased coastal flooding is urgently needed to minimize the potential human harm caused by such threats,” the study concluded.


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SpaceX wants to land Starship on the moon within three years, president says, with people soon after

Shotwell said SpaceX wants to fly Crew Dragon frequently so the company can learn as much as it can about flying people safely. An animation of SpaceX’s rocket Starship launching through the Earth’s atmosphere. SpaceXOnce complete, Starship will be an immense rocket as SpaceX designed the rocket to carry as many as 100 people. SpaceX wants to recover both Starship, which will be the upper part of the rocket, and its Super Heavy booster. SpaceX launched the first 60 Starlink satellites in May, pa


Shotwell said SpaceX wants to fly Crew Dragon frequently so the company can learn as much as it can about flying people safely.
An animation of SpaceX’s rocket Starship launching through the Earth’s atmosphere.
SpaceXOnce complete, Starship will be an immense rocket as SpaceX designed the rocket to carry as many as 100 people.
SpaceX wants to recover both Starship, which will be the upper part of the rocket, and its Super Heavy booster.
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SpaceX wants to land Starship on the moon within three years, president says, with people soon after

NEW YORK CITY – SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell outlined plans for its two development programs at a recent investor conference, giving her forecast for when the company will fly people on its next-generation rocket and begin offering internet from its satellite network. The company has raised more than $1.3 billion this year to build both Starship, the massive rocket it wants to use to fly people to the moon and Mars, and Starlink, a network of as many as 30,000 satellites to provide high speed internet. SpaceX is building multiple Starship rockets at once, as founder Elon Musk has the company on an ambitious timeline to begin launching Starship regularly and prove that it can be reused easily, like an aircraft.

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, speaks as NASA astronaut Bob Behnken looks on during the NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) astronaut visit at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Shotwell, speaking at Baron Fund’s annual investment conference at the Metropolitan Opera House on Friday, gave an update on SpaceX’s goals for Starship. “We want Starship in orbit next year; we want to land it on the moon before 2022 with cargo and with people shortly thereafter,” Shotwell said. However, much like Musk in his presentation last month, Shotwell hedged her estimate, saying that “every time I make a prediction about schedule I turn myself into a liar.” Most of SpaceX is focused on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule, which is undergoing a final series of tests before it flies two NASA astronauts. “It’s a critical program for us, as it’s our first step to flying astronauts,” Shotwell said. Shotwell said SpaceX wants to fly Crew Dragon frequently so the company can learn as much as it can about flying people safely. While SpaceX has dozens of successful rocket launches under its belt, it has yet to fly astronauts. The first Crew Dragon flights will go to the International Space Station – much like the uncrewed test mission SpaceX performed with the capsule in March – and will be an important step toward its grander ambitions. “Then we’ll put people on Starship and send them to farther places,” Shotwell said.

An animation of SpaceX’s rocket Starship launching through the Earth’s atmosphere. SpaceX

Once complete, Starship will be an immense rocket as SpaceX designed the rocket to carry as many as 100 people. But, more importantly, the company is applying the lessons its learned landing rockets to make Starship fully reusable, Shotwell explained. “If you’re going to take people to other planets, you can’t wait for a new aerospace industry to develop on the planet before you can figure out how to land a rocket. You have to figure out how to land, refuel, and come back,” Shotwell said. SpaceX has successfully recovered 44 boosters from its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. But while the booster recoveries have been a step forward in rocketry, it only represents the bottom portion of the rocket. SpaceX wants to recover both Starship, which will be the upper part of the rocket, and its Super Heavy booster. “So we’re not going to waste anything … all we’ll spend money on is fuel,” Shotwell said.

Starship to launch 400 satellites at once

But Starship will feature in the company’s plans in more ways than just exploration. Shotwell revealed that SpaceX plans to use the new rocket to deploy its Starlink network even more quickly than it is already. SpaceX launched the first 60 Starlink satellites in May, packing them into the top of a Falcon 9 rocket. And, just before the launch, Musk told reporters that SpaceX has “sufficient capital” to get its Starlink satellite network “to an operational level.” “In the next few weeks we’re going to launch another 60 and then get to a cadence of launching 60 every other week to fill out the constellation,” Shotwell said. “We need 360 to 400 to have a constant connectivity where the satellites can end up through the ground talking to each other. Once we get to 1,200 satellites, we will have coverage of the whole globe,” Shotwell added.

SpaceX deploys its 60 Starlink satellites simultaenously. SpaceX | GIF by @thesheetztweetz


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Hong Kong housing policies target affordability, public developments

Residential units are seen clustered tightly together in an apartment complex in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam introduced a number of housing policies last week during her annual policy address. Lam’s policies will allow first-time home buyers to borrow up to 90% of a property’s value, capping out at 8 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 million). That’s a significant increase from the previous 60% and 4 million Hong Kong dollar (roughly $510,000) cap. Th


Residential units are seen clustered tightly together in an apartment complex in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam introduced a number of housing policies last week during her annual policy address.
Lam’s policies will allow first-time home buyers to borrow up to 90% of a property’s value, capping out at 8 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 million).
That’s a significant increase from the previous 60% and 4 million Hong Kong dollar (roughly $510,000) cap.
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Hong Kong housing policies target affordability, public developments

Residential units are seen clustered tightly together in an apartment complex in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong. Alex Ogle | AFP | Getty Images

Hong Kong’s new housing policy package may ease some tensions, but it is unlikely to cure social unrest in the city, said JLL’s Hong Kong Business Chairman Joseph Tsang. Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam introduced a number of housing policies last week during her annual policy address. The new measures come as Lam tries to restore some confidence in her city, which has been embroiled in five months of protests. “The government is trying to divert the tension from political to housing and whether this is a successful tactic, or the right way forward, I’m not too sure,” said Joseph Tsang, chairman of Hong Kong business at American commercial real estate services firm JLL. Tsang said “housing is one of the big issues, but … some of the problems got nothing to do with the housing problem. The policies can help, to some extent, to stabilize the hopeless feeling from a lot of the younger generation.” Business leaders and politicians have suggested that the widening wealth gap and housing affordability are among the key social issues underpinning the financial center’s political crisis. Rental prices in Hong Kong surpass those in New York, Paris and Singapore, and many young professionals living in the Chinese-ruled territory struggle to afford housing.

Lam, said on Wednesday, that her policies will ensure “every Hong Kong citizen and his family will no longer have to be troubled by or pre-occupied with the housing problem, and that they will be able to have their own home in Hong Kong, a city in which we all have a share.” CK Asset Holdings, Henderson Land Development, Sun Hung Kai Properties, and New World Development — four major Hong Kong developers — own the majority of the New Territory agricultural land subject to the land resumption policy. All four companies saw a jump in their stock price after the announcement on Wednesday.

Easier loans and lower down payments

The initiatives could be a good step forward in improving quality of life for low-income households, Hannah Jeong, head of valuation & advisory services at global commercial real estate services firm Colliers, told CNBC. Lam’s policies will allow first-time home buyers to borrow up to 90% of a property’s value, capping out at 8 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.02 million). That’s a significant increase from the previous 60% and 4 million Hong Kong dollar (roughly $510,000) cap. That means first-time buyers would be able put down a 10% down payment, versus the 40% previously required. Jeong explained that threshold increase means developers no longer need to “chop” the units into small 240 square foot houses — footprints smaller than parking spaces. Jeong said purchasers can now expect “responsible sizes… at 400 to 500 square foot.” The package also raises the value cap for properties eligible for mortgage loans with an 80% loan-to-value ratio to 10 million Hong Kong dollars (about $1.28 million), from 6 million Hong Kong dollars (about $770,000). Consequently, Morgan Stanley predicted that “small to medium-sized units should benefit more than large/luxury units.”

Two methods

Besides making homes more affordable for buyers by making it easier to take out loans, Lam’s policy package also includes two land measures. The first is a land resumption policy that enables the government to seize land in order to redevelop it for housing projects. The other is a joint venture proposal in which companies would work with the government on developing the agricultural land into both for-profit and public projects. Collier’s Jeong said the land resumption policy could help developers as much of that land “have been abandoned, temporarily occupied by containers, agriculture.” Approval for redevelopment would require huge payments as well as lengthy processing time for licenses, encouraging landowners to turn property over.


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Trump defends allowing Turkish offensive against Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in the Second World War’

“Now the Kurds are fighting for their land,” Trump told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday night. “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy, for example.” Trump attributed the points to an article he said he had read, which wasn’t identified, that dismissed the importance of the Kurdish alliance. He said the administration “then cut deal with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out. After describing the Kurds’ abs


“Now the Kurds are fighting for their land,” Trump told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday night. “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy, for example.” Trump attributed the points to an article he said he had read, which wasn’t identified, that dismissed the importance of the Kurdish alliance. He said the administration “then cut deal with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out. After describing the Kurds’ abs
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Trump defends allowing Turkish offensive against Kurds: 'They didn't help us in the Second World War'

President Donald Trump responds to questions about the U.S. House impeachment investigation during a formal signing ceremony for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement at the White House in Washington, October 7, 2019.

In the face of growing bipartisan anger, President Donald Trump defended his decision to allow a Turkish offensive in northern Syria by saying that the U.S.-allied Kurds — who led the ground campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and are under Turkish attack — did not help the U.S. during World War II.

“Now the Kurds are fighting for their land,” Trump told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday night. “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy, for example.”

Trump attributed the points to an article he said he had read, which wasn’t identified, that dismissed the importance of the Kurdish alliance. He suggested that Kurds had battled alongside U.S. forces for “their land.” “They’re there to help us with their land, and that’s a different thing.”

Many Republicans and Democrats alike would object to that last point. Some 11,000 Kurdish forces died assisting the U.S. in the counter-ISIS campaign in Syria, and high-ranking U.S. diplomats and military officials credit much of the victory over the extremist group to the Kurdish fighters.

Many have described them as the most effective fighting force on the ground, and a reliable ally of the U.S., despite the complications this alliance has caused with NATO ally Turkey. Ankara views the fighters as a security threat on its border because it sees them as indistinguishable from a separate Kurdish terrorist group that is waging a counterinsurgency inside Turkey.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tweeted: “At request of this administration the Kurds served as the primary ground fighters against ISIS in Syria so U.S. troops wouldn’t have to.” He said the administration “then cut deal with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out. Damage to our reputation & national interest will be extraordinary & long lasting.”

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., a staunch ally of the president, tweeted on Monday: “The Kurds have fought, bled & died fighting alongside the US. They have been warriors & brothers in battle along the way. POTUS is right to want to end endless wars, but the Turks wiping out the Kurds will ABSOLUTELY NOT be an acceptable outcome after all of that.”

Erdogan has pledged to clear the area of “terrorists,” and says his aim is to allow a path for the return of Syrian refugees in Turkey to go back home. Numerous U.S. officials have cast doubt on that promise.

Turkey pushed ahead by launching airstrikes and artillery fire against the Kurdish forces on Wednesday, The Associated Press reported. The Turkish military confirmed it had “launched the land operation into the east of the Euphrates river” and said it had hit 181 “militant targets.”

Activists on the ground say at least seven civilians have been killed. Video footage showed civilians trying to flee as dark plumes of smoke rose on the horizon.

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., introduced a bipartisan bill on Wednesday to punish Turkey with sanctions for its “invasion of Syria.” The lawmakers have lambasted Trump’s move, and expect bipartisan support with a veto-proof majority in the Senate.

In response to the Turkish strikes, Trump issued a statement saying that the U.S. “does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea.”

After describing the Kurds’ absence on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 and describing the Kurdish fight as one solely for their own land, Trump said, “With all of that being said, we like the Kurds.”


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Tesla co-founder Marc Tarpenning joins Pierre Omidyar’s Spero Ventures

When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables. Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability. Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as


When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables. Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability. Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as
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Tesla co-founder Marc Tarpenning joins Pierre Omidyar's Spero Ventures

When Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard co-founded Tesla in 2003, they started an electric vehicle revolution that is still transforming the auto industry, and shifting energy consumption toward renewables.

Now, Tarpenning has joined eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s venture firm, Spero Ventures, to back the next generation of start-ups focused on sustainability.

Mobility, battery-tech and manufacturing remain obsessions for Tarpenning, given the years he spent making electric cars that would be as appealing as other top sports cars. But the investor and engineer is now looking to fund start-ups solving problems around food, water and land use with emerging technologies.

Tarpenning lights up discussing materials science that could make plastic obsolete, and deliver packaging with far fewer external impacts. He is from California’s Central Valley, and says the land around him makes him think constantly about finding smarter ways to use and source water.

The long-time inventor says he favors a vision of the future that is more like “Star Trek” than “Blade Runner.” But he hopes to see at least one thing that may seem counter-intuitive — denser cities.

“In California, most of the people live on 5 to 6% of the land, all around the coasts and in places you may expect,” Tarpenning said.

“Imagine if the places in between were much wilder, and a world where other living things on this planet have a much bigger say. I’d like to see cities with all the wonderful amenities, but wild landscape in between. So I look for things that drag us into that future. To do that, you have to rethink everything, like agriculture, how we feed ourselves, and of course, how we get around.”


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Land Rover unveils the all new Defender at Frankfurt Motor Show after 22-year hiatus in US

Land Rover finally revealed its newly redesigned 2020 Defender at the Frankfurt auto show on Monday — a boxy SUV that was pulled off the market in North America in 1997. Land Rover gave its new Defender a power boost with so-called mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology the didn’t exist 22 years ago. “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. The car will have six available trims: the Defender, Defender S, Defe


Land Rover finally revealed its newly redesigned 2020 Defender at the Frankfurt auto show on Monday — a boxy SUV that was pulled off the market in North America in 1997. Land Rover gave its new Defender a power boost with so-called mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology the didn’t exist 22 years ago. “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover. The car will have six available trims: the Defender, Defender S, Defe
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Land Rover unveils the all new Defender at Frankfurt Motor Show after 22-year hiatus in US

Land Rover finally revealed its newly redesigned 2020 Defender at the Frankfurt auto show on Monday — a boxy SUV that was pulled off the market in North America in 1997.

Land Rover gave its new Defender a power boost with so-called mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology the didn’t exist 22 years ago. It helps give the new Defender 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, making it capable of towing up to 8,201 pounds.

The company is introducing two different models, the two-door Defender 90 and four-door Defender 110, which give a nod to the original off roader’s wheel base length.

“The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it,” said Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer, Land Rover.

The car will have six available trims: the Defender, Defender S, Defender SE, Defender HSE, Defender X and Defender First Edition.

Customers can also select from four optional accessory packs for the car: Explorer, Adventure, Country and Urban. These accessory packs feature add-ons like a portable hydration back pack, wheel arch covers and a roof rack.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-09-10  Authors: elijah shama
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