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Random: Even Coca-Cola Is Getting In On The Switch Pro Hype

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There’s a good chance that we’ll hear about the Switch Pro (or whatever it’s called) today, and, as is so often the case, we’re seeing other ‘brands’ getting in on the action to give themselves a little social media boost.

Coca-Cola Brazil has posted the following cheeky tweet:

CONFIRMED! Coca-Cola Pro will be released. We will tell you the date as it happens……

Nintendo’s E3 Direct happens later today, and while the company has stressed that it will be focused on software and not hardware, that doesn’t mean the company isn’t going to surprise us with “one more thing” – just as it did when the New Nintendo 3DS was shadow-dropped during a Japanese Direct broadcast.

Do you think that we’ll see the Switch Pro today, or do you think we’re going to have to wait a little longer? Let us know with a comment.

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Kyle Larson gives Hendrick record-breaking win at Coca-Cola 600

It was the 269th career Cup Series win for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history.

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson ended six years of struggles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion to give team owner Rick Hendrick a record-setting victory.
It was the 269th career Cup Series victory for Hendrick Motorsports, passing Petty Enterprises for the most in NASCAR history. Petty Enterprises held onto the record since 1960.
Twenty drivers have combined for Hendrick’s 269 wins.
“With nearly 40 years of excellence, Hendrick Motorsports has set the gold standard for race team success,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France said in a release. “Rick Hendrick has already cemented his legacy as a NASCAR Hall of Famer, and now adds another incredible accomplishment to an exemplary NASCAR career.”
It also was the sixth win in 16 races this season for Hendrick Motorsports — and this one wasn’t even close.
Larson led 328 of 400 laps and all four stages for his second win of the season. He also won at Las Vegas.
Hendrick drivers took four of the top five spots, with Chase Elliott finishing second, William Byron fourth and Alex Bowman fifth. Kyle Busch was third for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Larson’s previous best finish at Charlotte was fifth in 2016 and he had only one top-10 finish at the Coca-Cola 600. Larson dominated most of the race, becoming the first driver since Busch in 2018 to sweep every stage. It gave Larson a series-high 10 stage wins this year.
In a year of parity in which 11 drivers won in the first 14 races, Larson became only the third driver with multiple wins this season.
Busch seemed resigned to the fact he wasn’t going catch Larson even with about 100 laps remaining.
When asked after the first three stages by Fox Sports commentators what he had to do catch the leader, Busch joked “I’m going to have to wreck him — they’re too fast.”
Martin Truex Jr., a two-time winner of the Coca-Cola 600, was one of the favorites to win the race but his hopes ended when his left front tire went completely flat with 60 laps remaining and his pit crew struggled to remove the tire from the rim, costing him valuable track time.
More than 50,000 fans attended the event after COVID restrictions were lifted about a week before the race.
SPECIAL GUESTS
Two-time heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury and singer Pitbull were in attendance. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey served as the honorary pace car driver and Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks were the grand marshals.
NASCAR heads to California for the Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway next Sunday for a return to road racing.

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Public Citizen: Coca-Cola, AT&T gave nearly $1M to legislators backing voting restrictions

Two companies that oppose Georgia’s new voting law have given almost $ 1 million to proponents of similar laws in other states over the past five years, according to a report released Monday by a left-leaning group.

The report[1] from Public Citizen said Coca-Cola and AT&T, whose CEOs disapprove of Georgia’s law, donated more than $ 944,000 to state lawmakers around the country who have introduced or indicated their support for bills that would in some way restrict the right to vote in recent years.

AT&T donated the lion’s share, with more than $ 810,000 in donations to Republican lawmakers around the country who have supported bills that critics say would restrict the right to vote and disproportionately impact minority communities.

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“Corporate leaders cannot credibly claim to love America while also giving contributions to lawmakers who are supporting thinly veiled attempts to suppress the vote, especially among people of color,” Public Citizen’s executive vice president, Lisa Gilbert, said in a statement Monday.

“The only acceptable action for corporations to take is to stop giving to supporters of these bills, forever.”

When reached for comment, a Coca-Cola spokesperson said: “We suspended all political contributions[2] in early January after the incident at the U.S. Capitol, and that pause continues.”

AT&T did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey slammed Georgia’s new law[3] in an interview with CNBC last week, calling it “unacceptable,” while AT&T CEO John Stankey issued a more measured statement[4] indicating his disapproval.

“We understand that election laws are complicated, not our company’s expertise and ultimately the responsibility of elected officials. But, as a company, we have a responsibility to engage,” Stankey said. “For this reason, we are working together with other businesses through groups like the Business Roundtable to support efforts to enhance every person’s ability to vote. In this way, the right knowledge and expertise can be applied to make a difference on this fundamental and critical issue.”

Stankey became CEO in 2020, while Quincey has been in the top post since 2016.

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  1. ^ The report (www.citizen.org)
  2. ^ suspended all political contributions (thehill.com)
  3. ^ slammed Georgia’s new law (thehill.com)
  4. ^ issued a more measured statement (deadline.com)

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Coca-Cola CEO says Georgia voting law unacceptable and 'a step backward'

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey on Wednesday called Georgia’s controversial new voting law “unacceptable,” and “a step backwards.”

Quincey made the remark in an interview on CNBC. His comments come less than one week after Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden seeks expanded government, tax hikes High anxiety over Trump in Georgia GOP Phil Murphy signs legislation expanding early voting in NJ MORE[2][3][4][5][6][1] (R) signed the bill, known as SB202, into law and as more business leaders take a public stance against the new measure.

“Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia, around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity, and this is frankly just a step backwards,” Quincey said. 

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Businesses have faced pressure from activists and threats of boycotts over failing to speak out against SB202.

Coca-Cola said in a statement[9] on Monday “while we are disappointed in the outcome, we don’t see this as the final chapter.”

Quincey didn’t directly answer why Coca-Cola didn’t condemn the law earlier, but noted that it is now taking a more public stance against the bill.

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“The reality is many things are improved and done and achieved in private, without having to take a public stance, but in this case it does not work, clearly,” Quincey said. “And so, we’re being more forceful in our public position even more than we were earlier this week, and we’ll continue to advocate for change in Georgia.”

SB202 limits the use of ballot drop boxes and requires photo ID for absentee ballots, among its many restrictions.

The law has already been hit with three lawsuits within one week of its passage.

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo[10] to staff that the voting law was “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”

Citibank’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Manson and head of global public affairs Edward Skyler issued statements condemning the voting law.

 

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