The Daily Populous

Monday July 12nd, 2021 day edition

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The Albany Times Union reported that the Mechanicville, NY plant operated by Albany Engineering Corp. is currently mining Bitcoin with some of the power it produces.

"We think this is the oldest renewable energy facility in the world that’s still running,” Albany Engineering Corp. CEO Jim Besha told the Albany Times Union.

He also said the plant "can actually make more money with bitcoin than selling the electricity to National Grid," though, which is why he's taken to mining the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin mining is an energy-intensive operation that requires a lot of powerful equipment.

"It’s the best [type of bitcoin mining] because we’re using renewable energy," he told the Albany Times Union.

It's not clear how a bill that would ban cryptocurrency mining in New York would affect Albany Engineering Corp.'s plans—which could be another reason why Besha hasn't fully committed to cryptocurrency mining.

That bill, S6486B, passed the New York Senate and is now waiting for a vote from the New York Assembly. »

How Italy Beat England to Win Euro 2020

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How Italy Beat England to Win Euro 2020 An early goal and a dramatic finish deliver a championship for Italy, and leave England to wonder, again, how it went wrong.

Gareth Southgate gives his reaction to the #ThreeLions' defeat in the #EURO2020 final: — England (@England) July 11, 2021 Southgate absolved the England players who missed in the penalty shootout of blame for the defeat.

🔜 EURO 2020 final... ⌛️ 15 MINUTES TO GO!#EURO2020 — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 11, 2021 England Manager Gareth Southgate admitted this week that he has had to fight the impulse to envision a triumph that would be his country’s first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup. »

Italy crush England’s dreams after winning Euro 2020 on penalties

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Here at Euro 2020, there have been the knockout victories over Germany, Ukraine and Denmark – a thrilling odyssey and a bucking of a historical trend.

Previously, England had won only one knockout tie in this tournament; against Spain on penalties in 1996.

00:42 Euro 2020 final: Italy and England fans react to final penalty kick – video. »

Norse Mythology for Smart People

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The flames catch Thiazi and burn him to death, while Idun and Loki reach the halls of the gods safely.

Loki ultimately comes to the aid of the gods, but only to rectify a calamity for which he himself is responsible.

One of her demands is that the gods make her laugh, something which only Loki is able to do. »