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Blue Blood’s Tom Selleck’s net worth revealed as he talks being ‘set for life’

Blue Blood’s Tom Selleck’s net worth revealed as he talks being ‘set for life’

Tom Selleck’s time on Blue Bloods is coming to an end as the long-running CBS show airs its final season.  But Tom, 79, is walking away with more than just happy memories, as his pockets have been lined substantially during his 13 years on the show.  Now, as he considers his future in the entertainment industry, he’s spoken about whether he’s “set for life” or if he must continue working.  So, how much is Tom worth and what did he earn from Blue Bloods? You may also likeWATCH: Tom Selleck talks favorite Blue Bloods moment What was Tom’s salary on Blue Bloods? Tom has been leading the show since 2010 when he joined the cop drama as Commissioner Frank Reagan. He reportedly earns an impressive $200,000 per episode which equates to approximately $5 million per season.  While it’s a pretty penny, when he was at the helm of Magnum P.I. in the mid-80s, Tom raked in $500,000 per episode, which would equate to over $1 million per episode today.  © CBSTom stars as patriarch Frank Reagan in …

Renewable energy parks will speed progress towards net zero

Renewable energy parks will speed progress towards net zero

Co-location is a more efficient way to generate electricity. Solar and wind energy complement each other’s generation patterns both seasonally and daily, with solar panels producing electricity during the day and wind turbines operating more consistently throughout the day and night. They also help equalise production throughout the year, with stronger winds in the winter and more sun in the summer. For example, adding four 4MW wind turbines to an average-sized 50 MW solar site, would increase green energy production from around 50,000 MWh annually to over 100,000 MWh, effectively doubling the delivery of home-grown clean energy on a single site. Further, efficiently producing energy in areas close to where it will be used, reduces the need for costly and inefficient long-distance transmission, making co-location especially productive in highly-populated regions. Source link

FCC Closes ‘Fast Lane’ Loophole in Final Net Neutrality Order

FCC Closes ‘Fast Lane’ Loophole in Final Net Neutrality Order

The Federal Communications Commission released its final net neutrality order on Tuesday, and it includes a few edits to the draft version ensuring that internet service providers can’t sneakily violate fast-lane bans. Speaking to WIRED on Tuesday, a senior FCC official said that the final net neutrality order has been updated to ensure that paid fast lanes in consumer-facing products violate the agency’s rules. The official also said that providers couldn’t mask consumer products as enterprise ones to skirt the rules, either. In April, the FCC reinstated net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband, once again, as a “common carrier” service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. By reinstating net neutrality, the agency can prevent internet service providers, like AT&T and Verizon, from blocking, throttling, or offering pay to play fast lanes to online services. But many critics feared the draft rules were outdated and didn’t account for new developments in technologies like 5G and, more specifically, “network slicing.” Telecom executives have argued that network slicing, or the act of chopping a network into …

Europe Scraps Net Zero, Biden Should But Won’t, Why?

Europe Scraps Net Zero, Biden Should But Won’t, Why?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, “Unaffordable climate commitments have two leftist British parties racing to exit stage left.” Europeans Ditch Net Zero The Wall Street Journal reports Europeans Ditch Net Zero, While Biden Clings to It You know you’ve stumbled through the looking glass when European politicians start sounding saner on climate policy than the Americans do. Well here we are, Alice: Europeans are admitting the folly of net zero quicker than their American peers. The latest example—perhaps “victim” is more apt—is Humza Yousaf, who resigned this week as Scotland’s first minister. That region within the U.K. enjoys substantial devolved powers over its own affairs, including on climate policy. An administration led by Mr. Yousaf’s left-leaning Scottish National Party had hoped to rush ahead of the national government in London in slashing carbon emissions. Until, that is, someone noticed the costs. A recent report from the U.K.’s Climate Change Committee noted Scotland had fallen far behind on its climate goals. The government aimed to reduce by 20% the aggregate distance driven by Scottish motorists, compared …

Details of Britney Spears’ prenup and where M net worth stands revealed as Sam Asghari divorce is finalized

Details of Britney Spears’ prenup and where $60M net worth stands revealed as Sam Asghari divorce is finalized

Britney Spears’ divorce from Sam Asghari has been officially finalized, and details of their finances and premarital agreement have been revealed with it. The former couple first tied the knot in 2022, shortly after the “Toxic” hitmaker was released from her years-long conservatorship at the hands of her father Jamie Spears, from whom she is estranged. They however split only 14 months later, announcing they were going their separate ways last August. WATCH: Britney Spears’ Relationship Timelines Though there were reports at the time that Sam was hoping to get more out of the divorce – and Britney’s assets – and that he pushed back on their prenuptial agreement, per TMZ, Sam and his attorney Neal Hirsh have decided not to contest the prenup. That means Britney’s fortune – which was largely squandered by her family and business associates to a surprisingly low reported net worth of $60 million during the 14 years of her conservatorship – will remain protected. Now, the outlet reports that the exes are only waiting for a judge to sign …

Oxfordshire’s Owen Mumford targets net zero by 2045 with independent approval

Oxfordshire’s Owen Mumford targets net zero by 2045 with independent approval

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved the near-team emissions reduction targets of medical manufacturer Owen Mumford. The Oxfordshire firm has committed to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the value chain by 2045. It’s also pledged to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 42 per cent by 2030, starting from the 2022 financial year. Scope 1 encompasses direct GHG emissions from sources either owned or controlled by an organisation. Scope 2 includes indirect GHG emissions from the generation of electricity, heat, or steam purchased and consumed by an organisation. Scope 3 stretches to all other indirect GHG emissions throughout the value chain, including the transportation of goods, extraction and production of purchased goods and materials. Downstream, this also accounts for the use and disposal of products sold by an organisation. Achieving net zero emissions by 2045 will put Owen Mumford five years ahead of the UK government’s 2050 target. As a manufacturer and distributor of mostly single-use medical devices, the company has taken a holistic approach to sustainability. …

DBS sees net profit rising this year after Q1 beats forecasts

DBS sees net profit rising this year after Q1 beats forecasts

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s biggest bank DBS Group expects its net profit this year to grow from 2023, it said on Thursday (May 2), after posting a 15 per cent rise in first quarter net profit that beat expectations, driven by strong total income growth. Total income growth was projected to be 1 to 2 percentage points above previous guidance of the mid-single-digits, according to DBS CEO Piyush Gupta’s outlook observations slides accompanying the results. Group net interest income is expected to be modestly better than 2023 levels, he said in the slides. Commercial book non-interest income growth was expected to be in the mid-to-high teens per cent on better-than-expected momentum in wealth management and treasury customer sales, according to the slides. DBS, the first Singapore lender to report this earnings season, said January to March net profit rose to S$2.96 billion (US$2.18 billion) from S$2.57 billion a year earlier on the back of a stable net interest margin, higher fee income and treasury customer sales. This beat the mean estimate of S$2.48 billion from five analysts, LSEG …

What to know as the FCC restores net neutrality

What to know as the FCC restores net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has restored net neutrality rules that ban content providers from restricting bandwidth to customers. Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission has restored net neutrality rules that ban content providers from restricting bandwidth to customers. Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images Consumers can look forward to faster, safer and more reliable internet connections under the promises of newly reinstated government regulations. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to reclassify broadband as a public utility, such as water and electricity — to regulate access to the internet. The move to expand government oversight of internet service providers comes after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the magnitude of the digital divide, forcing consumers to rely on high-speed internet for school and work, as well as social and health support. Because the government deems internet access an essential service, the FCC is promising oversight as if broadband were a public utility. In doing so, the government aims to make providers more accountable for outages, require more robust network security, …

‘Net zero isn’t woke, it’s a serious thing,’ says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog | Climate News

‘Net zero isn’t woke, it’s a serious thing,’ says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog | Climate News

The outgoing chief executive of the UK’s climate committee is warning the continued politicisation of net zero will end up hurting the economy, but so will unrealistic policies to achieve it. When Chris Stark took over at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), “net zero” was the science-based goal towards which the UK’s climate change policies had to be focused, he said. “Net zero is now a concept that you can attack as a slogan,” he told Sky News. “A bit like a container for all the culture warrior concerns that we have around some of the things that need to be done to get to net zero.” He commended the government for the “remarkable” progress made on decarbonising electricity generation in the UK. But Mr Stark said the recent shift in political rhetoric, starting with Rishi Sunak’s speech last autumn around the affordability of net zero, was likely to diminish progress. “He framed net zero as a cost, I see it as an opportunity,” said Mr Stark. “If it is just about managing costs, …

Net Neutrality Returns to a Very Different Internet

Net Neutrality Returns to a Very Different Internet

The Federal Communications Commission has voted—once again—to assert its power to oversee and regulate the activities of the broadband industry in the United States. In a 3-2 vote, the agency reinstated net neutrality rules that had been abandoned during the height of the Trump administration’s deregulatory blitz. “Broadband is now an essential service,” FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel said Thursday in prepared remarks. “Essential services—the ones we count on in every aspect of modern life—have some basic oversight.” The rules approved by the agency on Thursday will reclassify broadband services in the United States once more as “common carriers” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, subjecting broadband to the same public-utilities-style scrutiny as telephone networks and cable TV. That distinction means that the agency can prevent internet service providers from blocking or throttling legal content, or letting online services pay ISPs to prioritize their content with faster delivery speeds. But it’s difficult, particularly in an election year, to say whether net neutrality is here to stay or whether the FCC’s vote is just another inflection …