Author: John Spears

"Infuriatingly humble tv expert. Friendly student. Travel fanatic. Bacon fan. Unable to type with boxing gloves on."

Guam News Factor: Coaching Changes Rock College Basketball Landscape In a flurry of coaching changes across the college basketball landscape, several prominent programs have announced new leadership for the upcoming season. Phil Martelli Jr. has taken over as head coach for the Bulldogs, replacing Jared Grasso after a successful third place finish in the America East. Meanwhile, John Smith has been let go after five lackluster seasons in the Big West, managing only 30 wins during his tenure. Reggie Witherspoon’s departure from the Golden Griffins after eight seasons has left the program struggling to attract top candidates, as they have…

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As Allergy Season Arrives Early, Experts Warn of Intensity Due to Climate Change As spring approaches, allergy season is already in full swing, affecting over 80 million Americans across the country. Experts are warning that this year’s allergy season may be longer and more intense than usual, with climate change playing a significant role in exacerbating symptoms. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently released a list of the most challenging cities for allergy sufferers, with Wichita, Kansas topping the list. Different types of pollen, such as tree pollen, are major triggers for seasonal allergies in the springtime. To…

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According to a recent report, only 12% of Americans are meeting their daily fruit intake requirements, with an even lower percentage among low-income adults. This is a concerning statistic, considering the importance of consuming fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet. In 2022, a staggering 44.2 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, highlighting the prevalence of food scarcity in the country. To make matters worse, an estimated 30-40% of the food supply in the U.S. goes to waste, further exacerbating issues of food insecurity. Fruits are not only delicious, but they also have unique nutritional profiles and benefits that are…

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Former President Trump’s social media platform Truth Social is on the brink of a major development as it awaits approval to be traded on the Nasdaq stock market. The fate of this decision will be revealed on Friday, with potentially huge financial implications for Trump Media & Technology Group, the company behind Truth Social. In an effort to go public, Trump Media & Technology Group is considering merging with Digital World Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded shell company. If the deal goes through, Trump could potentially earn billions from the company’s entry into the stock market. Truth Social was launched…

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SpaceX Set to Launch Next Starship Mission in Early May SpaceX is gearing up for its next launch of the Starship vehicle, with plans to conduct the mission as early as May pending an amended launch license. Gwynne Shotwell, president and COO of SpaceX, has confirmed that the company is currently reviewing data from the recent successful flight and expects to be ready for the next launch soon. The recent flight marked a significant milestone for SpaceX, as both the Super Heavy booster and Starship upper stage successfully ascended, with a propellant transfer demonstration initiated in space. However, a planned…

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Apple is in talks with Google to incorporate its Gemini technology for AI features in the upcoming iPhone, as reported by The New York Times. The discussions are still in the early stages, and the specifics of the deal have not been finalized. Apple is exploring various AI models, including Google’s generative AI model Gemini, as it seeks to enhance its next iPhone with advanced AI capabilities. The tech giant has also been in discussions with other AI companies in search of similar technologies. Sources suggest that Apple’s efforts to develop its own large language model are lagging behind competitors…

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A shooting in Jacksonville Beach on Sunday evening has left two people injured and one person dead, prompting a large-scale investigation by law enforcement agencies. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jax Beach Police, and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue are currently on the scene, trying to piece together what led to the violent outburst. According to officials, three individuals were shot during the incident, with two of them currently in stable condition and one tragically losing their life. The suspects responsible for the shooting are still at large, prompting authorities to shut down the beachfront bar district area as they work on…

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In a surprising move, the Chicago Bears have traded quarterback Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional sixth-round pick. The deal has the potential to turn into a fourth-round pick depending on Fields’ playing time with the Steelers. This trade comes after the Bears received interest from six other teams for Fields, with most considering him a backup rather than a starter. Initially, Chicago had hoped to receive compensation similar to the Sam Darnold trade, but adjusted their expectations after failing to reach a deal. Many were surprised by the low value of a sixth-round pick for Fields,…

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Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are facing a potential shutdown of operations in Minneapolis as a new city ordinance threatens to disrupt their business model. The ordinance, set to go into effect on May 1, would require drivers to be paid a minimum of $1.40 per mile and $0.51 per minute, as well as guaranteeing them at least $5 per ride and allowing them to keep 80% of fees for canceled trips. This decision by the city council has left many travelers who rely on these services in limbo, unsure of how they will get around once the new rules…

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Astrology enthusiasts in Guam are advised to approach the day with caution as the Moon Alert warns against shopping or making important decisions after 11:15 p.m. Chicago time. Aries can expect a day filled with mental energy that leads to enthusiasm, making it a great day for short trips and reconnecting with others. Taurus individuals will feel confident about their finances but are advised to pace their spending. Gemini will feel fortunate and confident, eager to expand their world and make a great impression on others. Cancer individuals will have successful discussions with authority figures and a good time for…

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