The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) on Saturday announced that the Boring Company, headed by Elon Musk has started underground construction on a tunnel for a tram system at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. "The @boringcompany begins tunneling at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The innovative transportation system will transport convention attendees across the LVCC's 200-acre campus in approx. one minute. @elonmusk @lvnewsbureau," LVCVA twitted. Travelling between various points of interest in Las Vegas will become a more convenient task with the help upcoming tunnel. Earlier in May, the LVCVA said that the autonomous electric vehicles will ferry up to 4,400 passengers per hour at speeds of up to 249 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour) inside two tunnels 40 feet below the surface. Additionally, a pedestrian tunnel will also allow walkers to make the approximately 15-minute-long trek across the convention space, which spans 3.2 million square feet. The … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Boring Company begins work on Las Vegas tunnel project
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.The extension of around two weeks is far shorter than the prior 90-day extension and a longer extension is in the works but has not yet been finalized due to regulatory hurdles, said one source who was briefed on the matter.After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers, many of which operate networks in rural America.Also read: Canada spy agencies split over proposed Huawei 5G banThe extension will be announced on Monday, when the earlier reprieve is set to expire, the sources said, declining to be identified as the extension has not been publicly announced.A spokesman for Huawei, the … [Read more...] about Huawei to continue business with US companies after license extension
By Godfrey Bivbere SHIPPING firms are concentrating their container charges on Nigerian shippers and their agents, referred to as Customs brokers, because their businesses and operations have been classified as unstructured. It has also been gathered that firms that fall under this category include large conglomerates and multi-nationals involved in the shipping business. Confirming this in a chat with Vanguard Maritime Report in his office, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, Hassan Bello, said the shipping companies do not collect container charges from the big companies because such firms are structured. Bello noted that there is a need for indigenous firms to be structured to enable them to benefit from this privilege as well as other incentives given to structured outfits. He said: “I am always giving the example of abolition of container deposits which we wanted to do but the shipping companies do not collect deposits from … [Read more...] about Shipping companies concentrate container charges on unstructured local operators
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party has announced plans to nationalise BT’s broadband network if it wins next month’s general election, part of sweeping plans to reverse decades of pro-privatisation public policy. FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Train travels along the West Coast Mainline near Preston, Britain, August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo Below are the private utility and infrastructure companies that Labour, currently lagging in opinion polls, wants to take back under state control: BROADBAND Labour said it will nationalise telecoms provider BT’s fixed line network to provide free full-fibre broadband for all. Labour said the plan would require a sweeping upgrade of Britain’s internet infrastructure that would be paid for by raising taxes on tech firms such as Alphabet’s Google, Amazon and Facebook. Labour said the proposal would cost about 20 billion pounds ($25.59 billion). But the chief executive of BT … [Read more...] about Factbox: UK Plc in state hands – What companies would a Labour government nationalise?
An Alabama printing company that had been putting out a student-run magazine for years refused to publish the latest issue because its diversity-themed ‘freedom of lifestyles’ content was at odds with its religious values. Interstate Printing refused to print the most recent edition of Due South, a publication put together by student journalists at the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile. ‘After reviewing the subject matter of the 2019 Fall edition of Due South, we must respectfully decline to print this issue of the publication,’ Tracey Smith, a spokesperson for Interstate Printing, wrote to the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Sara Boone. Students at the University of Southern Alabama asked a printing company to publish its latest 'diversity-friendly' issue of Due South (above), but were refused Interstate Printing refers to itself as a 'Christian company' on its web site ‘As the magazine expresses freedom of lifestyles, we must express our … [Read more...] about ‘Christian’ printing company refuses to publish issue of student-run magazine ‘because of its LGBTQ content’