August 14

‘The Masked Singer:’ White Tiger revealed as Rob Gronkowski

first_imgGronkowski thanked the panel of judges for the fun experience.“Thank you guys,” he said. “I enjoyed every performance in front of you guys. I love you guys so much. I’m just so thankful to be here. Legends right in front of my eyes.” MORE: Former NFL star Arian Foster dunks on Florida’s pandemic responseThe three-time Super Bowl winner said a few of his former teammates recognized his dance moves.“One or two of my teammates did contact me like, ‘Dude, that is definitely you. I know your moves, I’ve seen those moves in the locker room plenty of times,’” Gronkowski said. The White Tiger was eliminated from “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday, and it was revealed to be former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.“I’ve always loved dancing and my dance moves were always one of a kind and I always felt like I was never on rhythm, so when I got asked to do ‘The Masked Singer,’ I knew I was in,” the retired NFL star said after being unmasked. “I wanted to do it. I wanted to learn how to sing and also I really wanted to learn how to dance.”last_img read more

July 21

One Republican Senator wants to extend federal EV tax credit another wants

Support for EVs on Capitol Hill does not divide neatly along partisan lines, as a pair of dueling bills in the Senate illustrates. This week, Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada) proposed legislation that would lift the current cap on EV tax credits.Under current law, once a particular automaker sells 200,000 EVs, the tax credit will begin to be phased out starting in the following quarter. Tesla passed the 200,000 vehicle milestone in July, and GM expects to hit the threshold by the end of this year.This arrangement has two perverse effects: in Tesla’s case, it means buyers of the company’s earlier, more expensive vehicles got the tax credit, while buyers of the yet-to-be-delivered base Model 3, who arguably need the incentive more, will not be eligible. Secondly, it means that automakers that delayed their EV programs will now have a competitive advantage over the two companies that took a risk and got into the market early.Senator Heller’s bill would lift the cap on sales by individual manufacturers, but would phase out the credit for the entire industry in 2022.Meanwhile, Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, wants the government to move in the opposite direction. He recently proposed legislation to end the EV tax credit entirely and impose a new federal tax on EVs.Senate Democrats are opposed to Barasso’s bill. “Repealing a policy that helps combat climate change is the absolute wrong decision,” said Senator Ron Wyden. Last month, seven Democratic senators introduced legislation that would lift the cap, extend the tax credit for 10 years, and allow buyers to use the credit as a point-of-sale rebate. Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine Source: Reuters read more