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WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy said on Tuesday it had approved an exchange of 400,000 barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for release to Atlantic Trading and Marketing Inc, an arm of French company TotalEnergies.This latest swap is the fifth since the Biden administration in November announced the release of up to 50 million barrels of oil from the SPR, a series of heavily guarded caverns on the Texas and Louisiana coasts, to help control oil prices that hit seven-year highs.Companies that receive SPR crude oil through the exchange agree to return…

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Is cloud gaming finally a viable option with the GeForce Now RTX 3080? Is cloud gaming finally a viable alternative to local gaming? With the recent release of the new premium RTX 3080 tier for GeForce Now, Nvidia has pushed online streaming specs higher than we’ve ever seen them before: more compute, enviable ray tracing performance, AI upscaling via DLSS, 1440p120 and 4K60 HDR functionality, and more. Meanwhile, Nvidia claims that GeForce Now outperforms the Xbox One X in terms of input lag. Perhaps Nvidia’s £89.99(dollar)99.99€99.99 six-month subscriptions are worth considering in a world where PC upgrade prices are sky-high…

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Is cloud gaming finally a viable option with the GeForce Now RTX 3080? Is cloud gaming finally a viable alternative to local gaming? With the recent release of the new premium RTX 3080 tier for GeForce Now, Nvidia has pushed online streaming specs higher than we’ve ever seen them before: more compute, enviable ray tracing performance, AI upscaling via DLSS, 1440p120 and 4K60 HDR functionality, and more. Meanwhile, Nvidia claims that GeForce Now outperforms the Xbox One X in terms of input lag. Perhaps Nvidia’s £89.99(dollar)99.99€99.99 six-month subscriptions are worth considering in a world where PC upgrade prices are sky-high…

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The English Football League (EFL) must work “rapidly” to resolve issues that threaten the future of Derby County, the Government has said.Culture minister Chris Philp insisted “urgent pragmatism” is required from the governing body, the administrators and the Rams to find a solution and “save this fantastic club”.MPs heard sports minister Nigel Huddleston has been in “close contact” with the EFL to stress the need for progress to be made.Derby went into administration last September and have been docked 21 points for breaching EFL financial rules.The Sky Bet Championship club’s administrators are understood to be in talks with three potential…

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By Aditya KalraNEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Indian retailer Reliance has called for tighter regulation of marketplace e-commerce platforms to ensure such websites treat all sellers equally, four sources told Reuters.While India’s biggest retailer, with more than 12,000 stores, expanded its e-commerce operations in recent years, Reliance still lags market leaders Amazon and Walmart´s Flipkart, both of which it counts as key rivals.At a closed-door government meeting on Tuesday, Reliance told officials that India needed special regulations to ensure “non-discriminatory” treatment of sellers on marketplace websites, three of the sources with knowledge of the talks said.Reliance did not name…

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SYDNEY, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Here are five facts about Tonga and the impact of the underwater volcanic eruption https:www.reuters.combusinessenvironmentimpact-assessment-aid-efforts-underway-world-responds-tonga-tsunami-2022-01-16 on the South Pacific island group.SIZE, LOCATION, CLIMATETonga is a Polynesian archipelago of 176 islands, 36 of them inhabited, with a population of 104,494, situated southeast of Fiji and just west of the international dateline. Prior to the eruption, it covered an area of 747 square km (288 square miles). Its climate is tropical modified by trade winds.EXTENT OF ERUPTIONFriday’s eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai https:graphics.reuters.comTONGA-VOLCANOmopanwordvaTonga-Volcano.jpg volcano was heard 2,300 km (1,430 miles) away in New Zealand and sent…

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By Brian EllsworthJan 18 (Reuters) – Barbados on Wednesday will hold general elections called by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Caribbean nation’s first vote since it became a republic last year by removing the British Queen as its sovereign.Mottley, whose Barbados Labor Party now controls 29 of the legislature’s 30 seats, in December said the vote would help promote unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has heavily hit the country’s tourism-focused economy.Barbados in November removed Queen Elizabeth as head of state and replaced her with President Sandra Mason in a ceremony coinciding with its independence day that…

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Jan 18 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle charging network and equipment company Blink Charging said on Tuesday it would supply EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada.Blink said it would collaborate with facility solutions provider ABM Industries to supply its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers to dealerships across North America.The company added that it had already shipped chargers to some GM dealerships in the U.S. and has orders in hand to supply more in the coming months.Level 2 charging can generally provide a vehicle with about 18-28 miles of range per hour and is widely…

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The Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex are likely to be presented with the Platinum Jubilee medal marking the Queen’s 70-year reign.With Harry stepping back as a senior royal and Andrew being stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages, there had been mounting speculation as to whether the pair would get the medal.The list of recipients has yet to be finalised, it is understood, but traditionally the Queen has presented commemorative jubilee medals to her wider family – both working and non-working royals – after paying privately for them.The medal, which has been designed by Timothy Noad…

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After charges of driving while distracted by a phone were dropped, Frank Lampard was seen. Frank Lampard, the former England footballer, has been seen for the first time since he escaped prosecution after being caught on video driving his £250,000 Mercedes G wagon while holding a coffee and his phone. The former Chelsea player was charged with ‘using a handheld mobile phonedevice while driving a motor vehicle on a road’ and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. But the 43-year-old, who is married to Christine Bleakley, denied the charges and hired ‘Mr Loophole’ lawyer Nick Freeman to defend…

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