In January, Trump told CNBC that Musk is “one of our great geniuses, and we have to protect our genius.”States and cities around the United States are experimenting with ways to safely reopen their economies after the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and forced tens of millions of Americans out of work. Around the country, major automakers are beginning to reopen plants with Detroit’s Big Three automakers set to reopen most US plants next week.Musk over the weekend threatened to leave California for Texas or Nevada over his factory’s closure. His move has highlighted the competition for jobs and ignited a rush to woo the billionaire executive by states that have reopened their economies more quickly in response to encouragement from Trump.Tesla also has a vehicle plant in Shanghai and is building another in Berlin. Its lawsuit on Saturday alleged that Alameda County, where the plant is located, had violated California’s constitution by defying Newsom’s orders allowing manufacturers to reopen.Newsom’s office did not immediately comment Tuesday.In the past, Musk has discussed opening a second US factory outside California. In a tweet in February, he solicited comments on potentially opening a factory in Texas. Topics : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged that Tesla Inc be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California, joining the carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk’s bid to defy county officials that have ordered it to remain closed.”California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!” Trump wrote on Twitter. On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole US vehicle factory, defying an order to stay closed and saying if anyone had to be arrested it should be him.Tesla shares were up 3% to $835.27 in early trading. The company, which on Saturday sued Alameda County over its decision that the plant should stay closed, did not immediately comment on Trump’s tweet. Trump is eager for the US economy to reopen and for Americans to return to work.He has sparred with California for years over a series of issues, including immigration, vehicle fuel efficiency standards, funding for high-speed rail and numerous environmental issues. Trump has met with Musk on several occasions during his presidency.California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday said he spoke to Musk several days ago and that the Tesla founder’s concerns helped prompt the state to begin its phased reopening of manufacturing last week.Late on Monday, health officials in Alameda County said they were aware Tesla had opened beyond the so-called minimum basic operations allowed during lockdown, and had notified the company it could not operate without a county-approved plan.
Geneva-based energy and commodity trading firm Vitol has signed a binding Heads of Agreement (HOA) for long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase (SPA) with Petronas LNG.Under the terms of the deal, which was signed on October 1, 2018, the LNG supply to Vitol is to commence in 2024 and would see a provision of 0.8 million tonnes of LNG per annum for a period of up to 15 years on both Delivered Ex-Ship (DES) and Free on Board (FOB) basis.The primary supply to Vitol will come from LNG Canada as well as from other Petronas LNG’s global LNG supply portfolio.“With a strong global supply portfolio, Petronas is able to provide flexible solutions within a changing and evolving LNG market,” Ahmad Adly Alias, Petronas Vice President of LNG Marketing & Trading, said.“Petronas supplied our first LNG cargo in 2005 and we have now extended our LNG relationship until at least 2038,” Pablo Galante Escobar, Vitol Head of LNG, added.LNG Canada is a major LNG project located in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada which Petronas is one of the joint venture participants with equity holding of 25%. Canada is Petronas’ second largest resource holder after Malaysia, with vast unconventional oil and gas resources in the North Montney.
NZ Herald 21 October 2015More Kiwis are tying the knot with partners of a different ethnicity, according to data derived from the latest Census figures.The New Zealand face of the future will be browner and likely to comprise multiple ethnic identities as a result, experts say.A report, “Ethnic Intermarriage in New Zealand”, found ethnic intermarriage to be common among Asians, Maori and Pacific people and significantly higher for those born in New Zealand.Researchers Robert Didham and Paul Callister used the 2001 and 2013 Census data to examine the patterns of ethnic intermarriage here.The study found Asian women were far less likely to marry another Asian than were Asian men to marry an Asian woman.In the 12 years, it was found there had been some small but important changes in ethnic marriages, authors of the report said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11532324
Indianapolis, In. — Indiana State Police officers now carry a new life saving tool thanks to a donation from one of their own. Master Trooper Detective used his own funds to purchase 700 Resqme ® tools. The tools are used to break car windows and cut seatbelts.May served on the state police dive team for 21 years. “I found it was the best way to break a car window above and below the water”, May said. The tool can be used in any event a car window needs to be broken.May’s passion for securing the safety devices came after he was approached by a woman who lost her grandson in a car drowning. May then developed a relationship with a vehicle immersion expert Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht from the University of Manitoba and inventor of the tool, Laurent Colasse.If your car goes into the water you will have about one minute to exit, you should immediately:Seatbelts: take seatbelts off or cutWindows: open or break the side windowsChildren: undo their restraints and get them out oldest to youngestOut: exit through the window, children first.After exiting climb onto the roof and wait for help, or prepare to swim or wade out. Always attempt to roll down your window. Even power windows will typically still work for a period of time in the water.
RelatedPosts China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Premier League terminates China broadcast contract Why we borrow — Minister Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has left a Chinese hospital after recovering from coronavirus.Now playing with Shandong Luneng in the Asian country’s Super League, Fellaini was diagnosed as positive for the virus, which has swept the globe back on March 22.He has since been treated and had been posting regular updates on his fitness work continuing while in his hospital room, with his club today confirming a complete recovery.“Fellaini was assessed and was deemed to have recovered, and was discharged today,” said a statement.The player himself posted a message on Instagram, thanking the medical staff of the club and hospital for helping him on his way back to health.“The time has come for me to thank from the bottom of my heart the medical staff of the hospital, their nursing staff, as well as my club and its medical staff for taking such good care of me,” the Belgian international said.“The hardest part is behind me! Let’s keep fighting, it’s important!”Fellaini now faces a two weeks quarantine period during which time he will continue to be monitored.The CSL has been indefinitely postponed, having been due to start on February 22.Fellaini left Old Trafford in 2019 after five-and-a-half years with United. Tags: ChinaMarouna Fellaini
The Joe Murphy-trained Euphrasia was a shock 33-1 winner of the Group Three contest two years ago, when she defeated Group One scorer La Collina by two lengths. She was only seventh behind Tarfasha 12 months ago but is reported to be ready for another crack following her latest start at the Curragh, where she was last of four to the high-class Fascinating Rock. Euphrasia has six rivals in her way as she tries to regain her crown in the Irish National Stud EBF Blue Wind Stakes at Naas on Wednesday. Murphy’s son, Joseph jnr, said: “She’s in good form and she’s come out of her race at the Curragh well. The ground will suit. “She’ll be competitive, but obviously she’s got to give lots of weight away to a couple of good three-year-old fillies. “We’re happy with her at home and I think she’s got a good chance.” The race is named after the 1981 Epsom Oaks winner Blue Wind, trained by Dermot Weld. The Rosewell handler has saddled the winner of twice in the last three years and is represented by the lightly-raced Zannda. The Azamour filly won a Leopardstown maiden last month and was second in to Jazzi Top Newmarket’s Pretty Polly Stakes on her latest start, after which Weld spoke in terms of gearing her towards the Investec Oaks. Aidan O’Brien is represented by the newcomer Loved, a full-sister to 2013 Investec Derby fourth Battle Of Marengo, while Jim Bolger runs Pleascach. Avenue Gabriel, Morga and Queen Of Alba make up the seven-strong field. Press Association
Prospective L.A. Rams cheerleaders participate in tryouts that took place Saturday at the Galen Center. USC students were also in attendance at the event with the hope of being selected for the new cheerleading positions. The L.A. Rams, formerly known as the Saint Louis Rams, are moving to Los Angeles for the next NFL season and will play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum until 2017.
BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Industry next-generation platform provider BtoBet has confirmed the appointment of Valentina Ivanoska as new Chief Operating Officer (CCO) with immediate effect.Updating the market, BtoBet governance details that Ivanoska takes on the executive leadership role as the company seeks to meet the future enterprise challenges of an evolving online gaming/betting marketplace.An experienced C-level executive with experience in building technology infrastructures, Ivanoska has held senior management positions Swedish software firm Seavus and Duna IT Macedonia.BtoBet’s Chairman, Alessandro Fried, commented on the appointment of Ivanoska:“It is always commendable to have such young and talented people join our ranks, and I am sure that Valentina’s approach of doing things will not only bring about a welcome spark to our work culture, but will further strengthen BtoBet’s talent asset ”The leadership appointment will see Ivanoska take charge of BtoBet day-to-day operations, bridging corporate functions between development and commercial teams“I am positive that through such an approach the whole organization will seek to further its knowledge, whilst maintaining its core values,” Ivanoska stated on joining BtoBet’s executive team. Related Articles BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Share BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile August 20, 2020 Share
The International 7 has comfortably eclipsed the record for biggest prize pool in esports event history — beating the record set by The International 6 last year. At the time of writing, the amount up for grabs sits at a whopping $21,478,161 (£16.42m). According to the tracker, it sits 12.62% ahead of where TI6 was at the same stage last year. The International is the flagship event for Valve’s Dota 2 title. The most remarkable aspect of the staggering prize pool is that it’s almost entirely crowdfunded. Valve contribute just $1,500,000 (£1.14m) with the 1242.39% increase purely achieved through the community.Those who play the game can contribute to the prize pool by purchasing a Battle Pass and treasures which merely enhanced the aesthetics of the game. There are no aspects that fundamentally change the gameplay and give players an advantage. Whether it be shiny new “Immortal” sets, “Ultra Rare” golden versions of aforementioned Immortals or quirky chat lines that bring memorable commentary moments of tournaments prior to life in game, there’s no shortage of swag for an avid Dota 2 fan.It comes as the third Valve event in the Dota 2 calendar. OG won the prior two events, being the Boston and Kiev Majors taking home $1,000,000 (£764,700) at each event. The ultimate prize, however, remains the Aegis of Champions — The International 7 crown. For a glance at the odds in the run-up to the event, the ESI Gambling Report covered the outright market here.18 teams will arrive at Seattle with high hopes and the chance to likely win a prize in excess of $10,000,000. Dota 2’s competitive landscape is set to change after The International. Valve vaguely announced new format will see a Major and Minor system introduced, where the developer will contribute $100,000 or $500,000 to prize money for a Minor and Major respectively. There’s plenty of areas that pose more questions than answers, however, and clarity will need to be provided before it’s implemented. Esports Insider says: What would you do with $10,000,000? If only countless hours of play actually translated into ability… Alas, TI7 will be one of the best esports events ever. With such a huge amount of money on the line, it’s bound to produce some epic Dota 2.