Quick Glance: Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Passes Away at 65
- The frontman of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, has passed away at the age of 65.
- In recent years, MacGowan had been battling various health issues and was recently treated for an infection in Dublin.
- Thanks to the 1987 hit Fairytale Of New York, the Irish star will forever be associated with the festive season.
- MacGowan was known as a punk rebel and for his excessive lifestyle, which also took a toll on his health.
Quick Glance: Detroit's Electric Roadway Innovation
- Detroit is now the home of the first roadway in the USA capable of wirelessly charging electric cars, whether parked or in motion.
- Electrified roads could also facilitate the operation of electric buses, delivery vans, long-haul trucks, and robotaxis around the clock.
- Starting in 2024, Michigan will begin soliciting bids for the reconstruction of a section of US-12 (Michigan Avenue) to install additional inductive charging.
- When an electric car with an approved receiver reaches the in-road charging station, the road wirelessly transfers electric energy through a magnetic field.
Quick Glance: Google to Pay $100 Million Annually to Canadian News Publishers
- Canada and Google strike deal to keep news in search results.
- Google to pay C$100 million annually to news publishers in Canada.
- Canada's Online News Act requires large internet companies to share advertising revenue with news publishers.
- Facebook has already blocked news sharing in Canada while Google has reached an agreement.
It’s her, hi — Taylor Swift is Spotify’s 2023 most-played artist. According to Spotify Wrapped, Swift was 2023's most-streamed artist globally ... Show more
Quick Glance: Taylor Swift Triumphs on Spotify in 2023
- Taylor Swift, captivating on stage.
- Over 26 billion streams on Spotify by Swift in 2023.
- First female artist at the top spot since 2015.
- Complex calculation of streaming data and listening habits in the Wrapped campaign.
Quick Glance: 2022 Sees Increase in US Life Expectancy
- Newborns in the US gained roughly a year in life expectancy in 2022 compared to 2021, indicating progress after two consecutive years of decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Life expectancy at birth for newborns in 2022 was 77.5 years, an increase from 2021, but still lower than the expected 78.8 years for those born in 2019, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- The biggest increase in life expectancy from 2021 was observed for non-Hispanic American Indians, by 2.3 years, followed by an increase of 2.2 years for Hispanic newborns.
- Previous declines in mortality due to COVID explained more than 80% of the increases in life expectancy in all groups, according to the report.
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