Community leaders say SANDAGs new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements

first_imgCommunity leaders say SANDAG’s new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAfter controversy surrounding proposed new transit options from SANDAG MTS is doing its best to make the community feel involved in any future plans.They are holding their first public forum asking community members for their help defining the future of transit in San Diego.Mark Olson from MTS joined KUSI News to discuss more about what this meeting means.A new survey says more than 50 percent of people who drive alone to work indicated that they would choose an alternative commute at least once per week under the right circumstances, according to findings from the 2018 Commute Behavior Survey.For more information about the 2021 Regional Plan and 5 Big Moves to deliver a bold new transportation vision, please visit SDForward.com/Vision. June 25, 2019 Updated: 6:12 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and Santee City Councilwoman Laura Koval are spoke out against a San Diego Association of Governments plan to improve public transit infrastructure, which opponents say will come at the cost of planned highway improvements.The community leaders claim  SANDAG’s executive director wants to steer TransNet funds to other mass transit programs, at the expense of promised road improvements such as road and safety improvements to SR-67.“SR-67 between Ramona and Lakeside is not only considered dangerous to daily motorists, but it serves as a critical escape route during wildfire. Mass evacuations during the 2007 Witch Creek blaze turned the narrow, winding road into a parking lot, with traffic backed up for hours,” according to a release by Dianne Jacob’s office.KUSI Contributor and AM 760 radio host Mark Larson joined KUSI News to further discuss the battle over TransNet funds. Posted: June 25, 2019last_img read more

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2020 Lincoln Aviator offers slightly better fuel economy than Cadillac XT6

first_img SUVs Luxury cars Future Cars Enlarge ImageTalk about getting off to a good start. Andrew Krok/Roadshow When a car is more efficient, less expensive and more powerful than its also-new competition, that sounds like a pretty good start. Lincoln should have plenty to celebrate this week, then, now that fuel economy numbers are out for the base-trim 2020 Aviator.According to newly published EPA figures, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator in base, rear-wheel drive trim is rated at 18 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway and 21 combined. It’s still more expensive than your average vehicle, which is why the EPA estimates that Aviator owners will spend $2,250 more in fuel costs over five years when compared to the average new car.That’s not bad, considering its engine is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that puts out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Its starting price is $52,195, which includes destination, and adding AWD will tack another $2,500 on to the price, likely lowering fuel economy a bit in the process.Let’s compare that to the Aviator’s also-new competitor, the 2020 Cadillac XT6. It’s rated just a smidge lower than the Aviator at 18 mpg city, 25 highway and 20 combined. Yet, it’s a more expensive proposition at $53,690 including destination. Front-wheel drive is standard, as opposed to the Aviator’s standard RWD. Most surprising, though, is the huge output delta between these two — the XT6’s naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 only musters 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. Yikes. The XT6 is also down a cog in its automatic transmission, packing 9 compared to the Aviator’s 10.The 2020 Cadillac XT6 goes on sale this summer, around the same time the Aviator does. It’ll be interesting to see how both perform, not only against each other, but against the greater midsize luxury SUV segment. 1:26 Lincoln Cadillac More From Roadshow Review • 2019 Lincoln Navigator: Bigger and better More about 2019 Lincoln Navigator 2020 Lincoln Aviator takes off at LA Auto Show 58 Photos 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Tags 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech Share your voice 1 2020 Cadillac XT6 first drive: Sometimes ‘more’ is more Comment The sky’s the limit in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Now playing: Watch this: Lincoln Cadillaclast_img read more

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France for consolidating democracy Shahriar foresees fair polls

first_imgState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam speaks at a reception marking the National Day of the French Republic, in Dhaka on Saturday, 14 July 2108. Photo: UNBState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Saturday hoped the election commission (EC) with the help of all political parties, administration and other stakeholders, will be able to hold “inclusive, fair and neutral” general elections by the end of this year.He made the remark while addressing as chief guest at a reception marking the French National Day in the capital on Saturday evening, reports UNB.French ambassador to Bangladesh Marie-Annick Bourdin also spoke.The state minister said Bangladesh considers all human rights as universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing.”The fundamental rights envisaged in the constitution of Bangladesh reflect many of the human rights prescribed by international human rights law,” he said.The state minister mentioned that Bangladesh is a country with rich ethnic, religious and cultural diversity.It encourages the contribution of civil society and NGOs in national socio-economic development as well as in the promotion and protection of human rights initiatives, Shahriar said.”I am confident; the diversity and depth of our relations will continue to rise and widen, bringing tangible outcome and mutual benefits for the peoples of the two countries,” he said.He wished the continued happiness and well-being of the friendly people of the French Republic and everlasting friendship and good relations between France and Bangladesh.French ambassador Bourdin said Bangladesh and France can do more together in consolidating democracy through free and fair elections, as well as inclusive, and in defending the human rights of all women and men in the world, as well as in their respective countries.She said they are convinced that two countries can do and achieve a lot more together in ensuring sustainable development for all, implementing the 2030 Agenda and assisting each other in implementing international commitments.She said the two friendly countries can do a lot in contributing to peace and stability, as both countries hold shared views on a number of issues of concern, and are active contributors to peacekeeping operations.The ambassador talked about two countries’ role in promoting the importance of education and diversity of languages and cultures, in which are rooted the identity, the sense of belonging and individual rights of every citizen.”They have been and remain key factors in our respective history and fight for emancipation,” she said.Ambassador Bourdin, while sharing a series of announcements, said president Emmanuel Macron has invited leaders from all countries who contributed troops in the first World War, and Bangladesh has also been invited, to commemorate the 1918 armistice on 11 November.”Besides the commemorative ceremonies, France is organising the Paris Peace Forum, a global platform for governance projects, aiming at consolidating peace and building a more cooperative and better organised planet, on 11-13 November,” she said.The ambassador said Bangladesh and France have developed warm and friendly relations since the early days of the fight for Independence led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.Andre Malraux, who fought for freedom during the civil war in Spain, lent him a strong support, along with other intellectuals (B Henri-Levy).”Our president lauded the impressive economic growth achieved in Bangladesh over the last 10 years. Our government has welcomed the announcement of the graduation of your economy from an LDC to a developing country by 2021 or 2024, we salute this great achievement,” said the French ambassador.She said they will keep on supporting Bangladesh economic development through their ODA (official development assistance) and technical assistance, as well as through private sector companies.Current and former ministers, diplomats, editors, civil society members and business leaders were present.last_img read more

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AKQA a global innovation agency introduces Speedgate an AIdesigned outdoor sport

first_imgEarlier this month, AKQA, a global innovation agency, introduced a new outdoor sport called Speedgate, which is created by an AI system built by them. This AI system was trained on more than 400 sports including Rugby, Soccer, and football to form the rules and regulations for Speedgate. In Speedgate, each team has six players consisting of forwards and defenders. The teams playing the game have to score goals by kicking through two consecutive gates. When a player kicks the ball through an X gate, the center gate will unlock the goal gate. After the center gate is unlocked, the team in possession can score by kicking the ball through the end gate in any direction. Here’s a video showing how this game actually works: Developers at AKQA trained a recurrent neural network and a deep convolutional generative adversarial network on over 400 sports. It uses NVIDIA Tesla GPUs for training the neural networks as well as for inferencing. Additionally, the neural network was also trained on 10,400 logos to generate the official Speedgate logo. The model was able to generate over 1,000 different sport concepts. Though many of them were interesting, the team wanted the AI system to come up with a game that was in addition to being fun and easy to understand was also active and accessible. And, Speedgate checked all the boxes for them. Kathryn Webb, AI Practice Lead at AKQA, said, “GPU technology helped us to condense training and generation phases down to a fraction of what they would’ve been. We would not have been able to achieve so many unique ML contributions in the project without that speed. It gave us more time to test, learn and adapt, and ultimately helped to produce the best final result.” Read more in detail, visit AKQA’s official website. Read Next OpenAI Five beats pro Dota 2 players; wins 2-1 against the gamers Google announces Stadia, a cloud-based game streaming service, at GDC 2019 Microsoft announces Game stack with Xbox Live integration to Android and iOSlast_img read more

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New York City carriage horse breaks free and runs through rush hour

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group New York City carriage horse breaks free and runs through rush hour traffic Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Share NEW YORK — A New York City carriage horse is safely back in its stable after breaking free and running wild through rush hour traffic.The horse, a 12-year-old mare named Goldie, broke free on Tuesday while being taken back to her stable in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood of Manhattan. Witnesses say Goldie soon went into a full gallop, cutting off cars and running across streets.After running eleven blocks, Goldie returned to her stable on her own. She was not injured.A carriage driver says it wasn’t that big of a deal and tells WNBC-TV that Goldie probably wanted some exercise after a slow day at work. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational base

first_imgTags: Edmonton, Swoop, WestJet Share EDMONTON — Swoop’s new route from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) takes off today with a sold-out flight.Departure is scheduled for 10:25 a.m. MDT. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base.“Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop President and Chief Executive Officer. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority’s support, has meant that we’ve chosen Edmonton as our second operational base. Swoop, as an Alberta-born organization is thrilled to be in Edmonton as a second home and looks forward to providing more flight choices as well as the economic benefits that air service provides in the form of jobs, tourism and connecting economies.”As of October, Swoop will base two of its B737-800 aircraft in Edmonton.Swoop is also launching its first flight from Winnipeg Richardson International airport to Hamilton today. Swoop’s sold out inaugural flights from Hamilton, Abbotsford and Halifax took wing on June 20.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureJust last week Swoop competitor Flair Airlines claimed Edmonton as its own hub of operations, relocating its executive base from Kelowna, B.C. to the Alberta capital. Monday, June 25, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational baselast_img read more

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Mobile TV and ondemand specialist MobiTV is expan

first_imgMobile TV and on-demand specialist MobiTV is expanding its EMEA operations with the launch of a new London “hub”.The office will be managed and operated by MobiTV co-founder and president Paul Scanlan. He will continue to manage and grow all aspects of the company’s sales and partnership activity in EMEA.The company recently announced further upgrades to its TV everywhere proposition with the introduction of NDVR – a cloud-based solution that addresses digital rights management issues geographically.The EMEA markets have demonstrated strong growth potential for IPTV and TV everywhere,” said Scanlan.  “I look forward to MobiTV playing a key role in enabling the development and adoption of TV everywhere deployments in EMEA and other global markets.”
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Sky has updated its Sky app to include an enhance

first_imgSky has updated its Sky+ app to include an enhanced search service that will let users discover TV shows by cast names, actors and key words.Rolling out on the Sky+ app for Android, this auto-generates suggestions as a user types a word, based on current popular TV search terms. Sky said the intelligent search will also develop and evolve as more customers run searches via the Sky+ app.At the same time, on-demand listings have been added to the Sky+ app on Android, so that customers can browse catch up content, TV box sets, Sky Movies and the Sky Store.When the Sky+ app is connected to a Sky+HD box via WiFi customers will also be able to download the show they want to watch to their Sky+HD box, the firm said.last_img

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Vivendi and Mediaset now appear destined to face e

first_imgVivendi and Mediaset now appear destined to face each other in court after the pair failed to come to an agreement to end their long-running dispute, according to Italian press reports.The first hearing of the case is set to take place next Tuesday. Mediaset and parent company Fininvest are claiming €3 billion in damages following Vivendi’s decision in 2016 to pull out of a deal by which it would have taken control of the Italian broadcaster’s struggling pay TV arm and gained a minority stake in Mediaset itself.The latest twist in the long-running Vivendi-Mediaset saga follows the failure of Vivendi-backed Telecom Italia shareholders to agree a plan to create a joint venture with Vivendi’s pay TV arm Canal+ in January. Failure to reach an agreement with shareholders set back plans to create the JV, which would have acquired and produced content in the Italian market that would have been distributed via Telecom Italia’s TV platform.Telecom Italia’s board had earlier approved plans to strike a deal with Mediaset to bring the latter’s linear channels, movies, TV series and sports news content to its platform. Vivendi had reportedly hoped that the Canal+/Telecom Italia JV, which the telco would have held a 60% stake, would serve as a vehicle to acquire Mediaset’s content, paving the way for a deal between the pair and an end to the dispute.According to press reports in January, the management of Vivendi, Telecom Italia and Mediaset also mulled an expansion of the JV plan to bring the Italian broadcaster in as a minority shareholder, with Mediaset and Canal+ taking a 20% stake each and Telecom Italia committing to acquire €460 million of Mediaset contet over a six year agreement.With those plans now stalled, the only remaining chance of avoiding court is a last-minute attempt at arbitration due to take place in Milan on Monday.Both Vivendi and Telecom Italia are under pressure on multiple fronts.Italian regulator AGCOM is demanding a realisation of Vivendi’s commitment to set out a plan to freeze and dispose of the stake in Mediaset it acquired at the end of 2016 in a series of moves strongly opposed by the Italian media group.Separately, Italian financial investigators meanwhile have raided Telecom Italia’s offices over allegations that the tleco has engaged in anti-competitive behaviour related to its fixed access network – allegations that the telco strongly denies.last_img read more

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