North Cancels Private Aid Discussion

first_img North Cancels Private Aid Discussion News By Chris Green – 2012.08.29 4:11pm AvatarChris Green There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea has cancelled talks with two South Korean NGOs on the subject of aid that were due to take place in the North today.The two groups, Okedongmu Children in Korea and Foundation of Inter-Korean Cooperation, said they received news of the cancellation by fax from the North Korean National Reconciliation Council.It is unclear why the meeting was called off, but both the aftermath of yesterday’s Typhoon Bolaven and anger at the ongoing ‘Ulchi Freedom Guardian’ joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises have since been put forward as possible triggers. Facebook Twitter News SHARElast_img read more

Most Lyft rides in U.S. will be autonomous within five years

first_imgMotor Mouth: Is Uber pitching a pipe dream?Autonomous cars and ride-hailing will be essential to helping cities handle an influx of residents in the coming years as the world becomes more urbanized, he said. Once that happens, there will be less need for parking, freeing up space for parks and other uses, Zimmer added.Zimmer’s five-year prediction may be overly ambitious because the technology for cars that carry people on their own likely won’t be ready for at least a decade, said Timothy Carone, a Notre Dame professor and author of “Future Automation: Changes to Lives and to Businesses.”Instead, Carone predicts that operators in remote locations will take control of cars if they run into situations they can’t handle, similar to how the military pilots drones.“Cars in New York or driving on superhighways can be autonomous but be monitored by someone at an Uber or Lyft centre who can monitor many cars at once,” Carone said. Trending Videos Zimmer said autonomous cars will start out giving rides at low speeds, around 25 miles per hour, in limited areas with a number of restrictions. The cars also won’t be able to operate in bad weather.“As technology improves, these cars will be able to drive themselves in more and more situations,” Zimmer said.RELATED Within five years, a majority of Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted.John Zimmer also said that personal car ownership will come to an end because autonomous rides will become a cheaper way to travel than owning an automobile. He made the predictions in an essay on the future of transportation in urban areas.Technology, auto and ride-hailing companies are moving quickly toward self-driving vehicles. San Francisco-based Lyft is testing autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco and Phoenix in partnership with GM. Its main competitor, Uber, is starting to carry passengers around Pittsburgh in autonomous cars with a human backup driver. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisementcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The prospect of autonomous cars will change the business models for both Uber and Lyft, which now let riders use cellphone apps to summon independent human drivers with their own cars. It’s likely the ride-hailing companies would own the self-driving cars, which would cut their biggest expense – payments to drivers. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 See that pink moustache? You might see it around on more GM vehicles, thanks to the company’s new partnership with Lyft. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSNewsJohn ZimmerNew YorkPhoenixPittsburghSan FranciscoTimothy CaroneUnited Stateslast_img read more

Fair’s not fair when it comes to valuation

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Bucks fined $50K over GM’s Giannis Antetokounmpo supermax comment

first_imgThe Bucks were hit with a hefty fine in response to their general manager’s promise that Giannis Antetokounmpo would be offered a supermax deal next summer.The NBA levied a $50,000 fine on Milwaukee after Jon Horst said Antetokounmpo would be offered a five-year, $250 million deal in the summer of 2020. LaMelo Ball a potential No. 1 overall pick in 2020 draft, NBA exec says Horst publicly discussed the plans for Antetokounmpo’s contract at a fan townhall meeting. That’s a violation of the league’s rules governing the timing of discussing player contracts.”What is the situation with Giannis’ long-term contract?”Jon Horst answers: pic.twitter.com/a6O4uAaoIE— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) September 13, 2019″Under NBA rules, teams cannot commit to offer a ‘supermax’ extension before the summer following a player’s seventh season in the NBA,” the league said in a statement announcing the fine. Related News Antetokounmpo, who turns 25 in December, will be a free agent in 2021 if he does not sign the contract extension in 2020, which would make him one of the most coveted free agents on the market.Currently, he’s playing on a four-year, $100 million contract that he signed before the 2017-18 season.In 72 games last season, his sixth in the NBA, Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points with 12.5 rebound and 5.9 assists, was named the league’s MVP and earned his third All-Star selection. Kevin Durant injury update: GM confirms Nets don’t expect him to play this season Kyle Kuzma injury update: Lakers forward (ankle) could miss start of training camp, report sayslast_img read more