BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) -Alphabet Inc’s Waymo and rival Cruise have applied for permits needed to start charging for rides and delivery using autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, state documents reviewed by Reuters showed, setting the stage for the biggest tests yet of their technology in a dense urban environment. Neither company revealed when they intend to launch services. But they detailed contrasting deployment plans, with Waymo starting with "drivered operations" and Cruise expecting to deploy vehicles without humans behind the wheel. California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has yet to decide on the previously unreported applications made by Waymo on Jan. 19 and Cruise on March 29, according to the documents. The agency said it is still reviewing the applications. The efforts come at a turning point for Waymo, which Google launched over a decade ago. Waymo has provided paid, driverless rides hailed through its app in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler since 2019. But ... » Learn More about Exclusive-Waymo, Cruise seek permits to charge for autonomous car rides in San Francisco
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Apr 28, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta (37) throws against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Nick Pivetta outdueled a history-seeking Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night, when the Boston right-hander tossed five scoreless innings, combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and earned the win as the visiting Red Sox edged the New York Mets 1-0. Christian Vazquez had an RBI double in the second inning for the Red Sox, who swept the two-game interleague series. H O M E R S pic.twitter.com/bQ7qCRPi38 — MLB (@MLB) April 29, 2021 deGrom (2-2), seeking to become the first pitcher to ever strike out at least 14 batters in four straight starts, took a familiar hard-luck defeat after allowing the one run on three hits and one walk while striking out nine over six innings. The nine strikeouts increased deGrom’s season total to 59 — tied for the most ever ... » Learn More about MLB roundup: Nick Pivetta outduels Jacob deGrom in 1-0 Red Sox win
President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo (INQUIRER.net file photo) MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo should release a “joint public service announcement” that would boost public confidence in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, Senator Joel Villanueva suggested Thursday. This, as the senator stressed that among the problems being faced by the government’s inoculation drive is “vaccine hesitancy in general” and not the “brand rejection” among the public. “Ang isang mungkahi po natin, maglabas ng isang joint public service announcement ang Pangulo at ang Bise Pangulo [A suggestion that we can give is for the president and the vice president to release a joint public service announcement]. This is the kind of ad that will be effective in convincing a large part of our population that vaccines are safe,” Villanueva said in a statement. “Ito po ang tambalang nakikita nating mabisa na pangontra sa mga fake news [This is a ... » Learn More about Duterte, Robredo together in ‘ad’ for COVID-19 jabs? Why not, says senator
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Wed, June 16, 2021 2021-06-16 00:00 0 c78dad32e3af0945bdb46490a80c27e9 4 Inforial Free Palm oil is contained in many daily products, from food, cosmetics and personal care products to household cleaning products. This means that the public both benefits from and is highly dependent on the palm oil industry for the various products they consume. Most Indonesian consumers, however, are unaware of the palm oil content of various consumer goods. As a consequence, they are also unaware of the impact of the industry’s exponential and rapid growth. This low public awareness is likely is due to the indirect relevance of palm oil in consumers’ daily lives, as well as the complex and multilayered production chain, which can be hard to digest. A consumer survey by MarkPlus Inc. published in 2020 found that most consumers primarily associated palm oil with cooking oils and margarines. The survey also showed that although most ... » Learn More about Why should you care about sustainable palm oil?
LIMA (Reuters) - In Peruvian capital Lima, fear is spreading among the city's small but powerful urban elite about the likely election win of a little-known socialist teacher. Pedro Castillo is poised to be named president ahead of conservative rival Keiko Fujimori. With almost all votes tallied https://www.reuters.com/article/peru-election/peru-waits-for-next-president-with-vote-count-stuck-near-completion-idUSL2N2NW0Q8, Castillo's lead over Fujimori is narrow but looks to be enough, though the final result could take days or even weeks as legal challenges play out. During campaigning, Castillo pledged to sharply hike taxes on mining in the world's no. 2 copper producer to pay for social spending and redraft the constitution to give the government more muscle in running the economy. He has also hinted at potential land reforms. Fujimori's conservatives were quick to play up fears about the rise of "communism" and to stir up old ghosts of land grabs and a Venezuela-style ... » Learn More about Stashing cash, Peru’s urban elite panics as a socialist looks set to clinch presidency
Mac Cardona for Zamboanga Valientes. ZAMBOANGA VALIENTES FACEBOOK MANILA, Philippines — Former PBA star Mac Cardona is making a comeback after joining the Zamboanga Valientes, who are set to see action in the upcoming Mindanao leg of the VisMin Super Cup. The Valientes recently updated their profile picture on Facebook featuring Cardona clad in a Zamboanga jersey. Cardona last played in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), helping the San Juan Knights win the 2019 Datu Cup title. World Champ Jerwin Ancajas y Olympian Eumir Felix DS Marcial junto con el Zamboanga City Player Macmac Cardona Posted by Zamboanga Valientes on Friday, May 7, 2021 The 39-year-old swingman recently went to Zamboanga and was seen joining Tokyo Olympian Eumir Marcial and IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas in training. After playing 12 seasons in the PBA, where he was a one-time Best Player of the Conference, won a championship with Talk ’N Text and was ... » Learn More about Controversial Cardona making comeback with Zamboanga Valientes
Roy Ngerng, a Singaporean man and bloggervist, who used to write lengthy blog posts but eventually got sued for it , said on April 16, 2021 that he had raised S$144,389.14 via crowdfunding in nine days -- enough money to pay off at one shot all outstanding damages owed to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In 2015, PM Lee was awarded S$150,000 in damages after successfully suing Ngerng for libel. To date, Ngerng has paid PM Lee S$6,000. He had been paying S$100 a month for the past five years. Ngerng's fundraising campaign was launched as he is set to start paying PM Lee S$1,000 a month for the next 12 years. The Singaporean man who is now living in Taiwan said S$1,000 amounted to about half his monthly salary. Ngerng relying on crowdfunding momentum Ngerng was influenced to start his own campaign following a successful fundraiser by Leong Sze Hian, a blogger and opposition politician who was most recently sued for libel by PM Lee and made to pay damages to the ... » Learn More about Bloggervist Roy Ngerng raises S$144,389 in 9 days after asking for donations to pay off damages owed to PM Lee