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Texas and Oklahoma are both subject to dangerous cold and snow.

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DALLAS (AP), — The winter storm that dropped snow and ice caused temperatures to plummet across the southern Plains. This prompted a Texas power emergency. It was triggered by conditions that cancelled large swathes of U.S. traffic and cancelled flights.

The Electric Reliab ility Council of Texas (or ERCOT) initiated rotating power outages early Monday morning. This meant thousands were without electricity for brief periods as temperatures dropped to the teens in Dallas and the 20s in Houston.

The council tweeted, “We urge Texans put safety first, ” urging residents not to use electricity. ERCOT is responsible for managing the flow of electricity in Texas.

ERCOT stated that traffic lights and other infrastructure could be temporary without power.

According to poweroutage.us (a utility tracking website), more than 1.3 million customers were still without power at 3 a.m. local.

Houston officials had advised residents to be prepared for road hazards and outages — similar to the conditions that might occur in the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane.

On Sunday, nearly 120 crashes were reported, including a 10-car pileup along I-45.

Marc Chenard, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center, stated that significant ice and snow of up to 30 centimetres were possible across the southern Plains by Monday.

Chenard stated, “typically, we don’t have quite as much cold air in the place that far south.”

The region was preparing for winter weather for most of the weekend. Texas Governor. Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, issued a disaster declaration to all 254 counties of Texas. He had previously warned that Texas was facing a brutal winter storm.

Abbott, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kevin Stitt each activated National Guard units for state agencies to help with tasks such as rescuing drivers stranded.

Sunday night’s statement by President Joe Biden included a declaration declaring an emergency in Texas. He also ordered federal assistance for state and local response efforts. This declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate disaster relief efforts and to provide equipment and resources for those who are affected by the storm.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had more than 760 cancelled flights, while Dallas Love Field saw most of Southwest Airlines’ nearly 200 flights cancelled.

By Sunday afternoon, American Airlines reported that 345 of its flights had been cancelled at DFW Airport (the hub). According to American Airlines, the storm also affected their regional flights. Operations were reduced or withdrawn at Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas airports.

Officials discouraged travel during the winter.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a section of Turner Turnpike was closed due to a multi-vehicle collision. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation stated that the southern corridor of Interstate 35 was snow-packed primarily in the left lane and that conditions could worsen.

According to the National Weather Service, Sunday’s forecast calls for snowfall of 8 to 12 inches (20-30 centimetres), in central Oklahoma and 4 to 8 inches (10-20 centimetres), in an area that stretches from eastern Texas to northeast Ohio Valley.

Snow began to fall in Memphis, Tennessee, on Sunday afternoon. Main roads were still accessible, but lines developed at grocery stores throughout the day as people tried to stock up.

Mississippi was left slick by sleet from Jackson and other central areas of the state. Bill Parker, a Jackson-based National Weather Service meteorologist, stated that up to three-quarters of an inch (2 cm) of ice could have accumulated in central Mississippi. This could lead to power outages and falling tree limbs.

Parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and West Virginia are still recovering from last week’s ice storm. By Tuesday, they could get as much as a quarter inch (0.6 centimetres), or up to eight inches (20 centimetres), of ice.

In the Pacific Northwest, thousands were left without power due to a winter storm that blanketed the region in ice and snow, making travel difficult.

Despite the cold conditions on Sunday, florists were busy preparing for Valentine’s Day.

Gordon Boswell Flowers’ General Manager in Fort Worth, Texas, said that delivery drivers were working on wrapping up deliveries before it got worse.

Cheri Kirkman stated, “It’s icy and snowing, and they’re calling to have more snow.”

She said that despite the bad weather, they still have people coming in to buy gifts. Kirkman stated, “We have plenty of stock ready to go.”

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Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder” Spin-Off Has a Script.

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Now that the script has been written for the ‘Tropic Thunder” spinoff film starring Tom Cruise’s Les Grossman character, when will it be made, and will Cruise still be interested in it?

Tom Cruise was no longer famous for his roles in blockbuster films. Instead, he was criticized for his unpredictable behaviour and controversial views on hot-button subjects. Cruise devised a career strategy to help him return to the good graces of the moviegoers, despite concerns about his real life.

One part of the plan was to play a small but memorable role in Ben Stiller’s comedy/action Tropic Thunder. Stiller initially approached the cruise to play his agent, but he wanted to know if the filmmakers would be open to adding a studio head character to the story.

Stiller agreed, and together they created Les Grossman, a Harvey Weinstein-Esque hothead who took over nearly every scene he was in. Cruise revived the character for last year’s MTV Movie Awards. After another show-stealing performance, talk about a Les Grossman sequel movie began to heat up. However, there hasn’t been any news about the project since it seems that Paramount is still working on it.

MTV met Bill Hader, SNL’s host at the Comedy Awards and learned that Hader’s friend Michael Bacall had written the script. Bacall, an actor/writer, previously wrote Scott Pilgrim against the World. He is currently working on the Fright Night remake.

Hader refused to reveal details about the film’s plot but insisted that it was “gonna be great.” He explained that he knew the plot’s essential elements, but he and Bacall only discussed particular scenes while they were being written. Although Hader doesn’t know when Les Grossman will be back on the big screen, this shows there is more to the project than idle chatter.

A Les Grossman spinoff movie was not something that I was excited about. His scenes in Tropic Thunder were funny, and I believe the character is excellent as a supporting role – but I don’t think I have the time to spend 90 minutes with him. The film will be much more than a string of vulgarities and hip-hop dance moves, but I am sure it would. Grossman would have to be given at least one or two redeeming characteristics before they could build a story around him.

Many others have pointed out that the real issue is whether Tom Cruise still needs the character. Although his career isn’t in the best shape, he’s definitely in a better place than four years ago. He is working on Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol and recently joined Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages cast. He has expressed an interest in appearing in Oblivion, the sci-fi film by Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy).

Cruise has plenty of options and variety in his career. I don’t think a Tropic Thunder spinoff will likely be short. However, the good news for Les Grossman fans is that the project sounds ready to go if he still wants it.

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Tom Cruise is open to Reprising His Tropic Thunder Role.

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Over the years, Tom Cruise has been seen in various roles, including Top Gun: Maverick and Mission: Impossible 2. He recently suggested that if he were to revive another character from his filmography, Les Grossman could be back from Tropic Thunder. Although the surface is a parody of movie executives, it’s unlikely that he would be the main focus of a feature film. However, he has previously appeared in the role on MTV, and it seems like he would not mind playing the part for the right opportunity. Maverick is the next Top Gun movie.

“I don’t know. Cruise spoke out about other roles he would like to reprise at Top Gun: Maverick’s premiere. “I don’t know what I am doing at the moment. I’m enjoying the night, but I must finish Mission: Impossible 2nd. I am enjoying this evening, and I will put away all my Mission stuff for a moment to breathe tonight.

The coronavirus pandemic delayed Maverick. Production on Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One also suffered setbacks. However, the show wrapped up last fall. Although those projects may be over, Maverick started production on Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part Two earlier in the year. Its massive scope and size likely required another long shooting schedule.

Top Gun: Maverick “After more than thirty years of service, Pete ‘Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is back where he belongs. He pushes the limits as a brave test pilot and avoids the rank advancement that would make him unfit for duty. Maverick finds himself training a group of Top Gun pilots for a specialized mission unlike any other. He meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), Maverick’s friend and Radar Intercept Officer, Lt. Nick Bradshaw (aka ‘Goose), who calls him ‘Rooster’. Maverick faces an uncertain future, confronts his ghosts and is forced to face his deepest fears. The mission will require the greatest sacrifice of those chosen to fly it.

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What is the process behind Grubhub?

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What does the food delivery service can offer to restaurants, customers and drivers

Grubhub is a well-known food delivery service that’s been operating since. As per the firm, the service can process more than 745,000 orders per day from over 320,000 restaurant partners. In addition, it has around 32 million users.

However, Grubhub has many moving parts. It isn’t just a company that works with customers but works with restaurants as well as manages local driver fleets to deliver the food.

How does Grubhub work to benefit customers?

Customers are at the centre of the Grubhub business model. Customers utilize a mobile application (iOS and Android) and their Grubhub website to place orders and pay payments.

After using the app or the website to sign up for an account and input the payment details, customers can look up through the menus or look for eateries within the area and then make an order by choosing items and placing them in the cart. After that, they can checkout, select the payment method and monitor the order’s progress until it is delivered. Grubhub typically charges a delivery fee in addition to what the eatery sets.

What is the process? Grubhub functions for restaurants

Naturally, Grubhub is dependent on restaurants. Additionally, it expands the accessibility of restaurants by allowing businesses to provide delivery, even though the restaurant has traditionally offered dining-in services. The partnership also will enable restaurants to use Grubhub to provide a delivery platform instead of hiring and managing their delivery staff.

Restaurants can begin their journey with Grubhub by submitting their application to be accepted on the Grubhub for Restaurants section of the Grubhub website. After acceptance, Grubhub works with restaurants to integrate their menus prices, menus, and other information on the app and the website.

When a client places the order, it shows on the dashboard of the Grubhub app for restaurants. The restaurant then confirms the order and prepares the food items for delivery. The food is delivered as soon as the driver has arrived, and the restaurant’s portion of the process is completed.

To partner with Grubhub, restaurants complete a form on the Grubhub website. Dave Johnson

Grubhub gets a small portion of the restaurant’s earnings to support this workflow, including a processing and marketing fee and a percentage of the total cost for the purchase. Since Grubhub orders cost restaurants more, some restaurants offer additional charges for delivery online than those who dine in.

How does Grubhub work for drivers?

The driving job offered by Grubhub is part of the current “gig market,” meaning you can choose to become a Grubhub driver as your primary source of income or help supplement your other job. Drivers can begin by applying the Grubhub for Drivers section of the Grubhub website. To be a qualified driver, you must, at minimum, have a vehicle (or, in certain areas, bikes are acceptable) as well as a driver’s licence as well as auto insurance (or identification from the state, in the case of a bike) as well as an iPhone.

Drivers receive training through Grubhub and have the option to determine their working hours. When they arrive at their job, the drivers are informed via the app whenever orders are available at a nearby restaurant. The driver accepts the delivery, then goes into the establishment, where they wait for food, if needed and then delivers the food to the customer following the directions to drive on the app. Alongside the base, delivery charge drivers are also eligible to receive tips which customers may add to the payment information in the application.

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