NEW YORK - Elon Musk's Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced. "The first tunnel is almost done," Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. "Opens Dec 10." Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk said there would be an opening event that night and "free rides for the public next day." Musk's venture, "The Boring Company," has been pushing the underground system as a futuristic concept that could radically speed transport within and between cities. In another tweeted response, Musk said the test tunnel has a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers). Supporters of the technology have discussed a vision where a trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco might take 30 minutes instead of five or six hours. A hyperloop is a shuttle pod that travels on magnetic rails, somewhat like a train, but which runs in a tube with little or no air. In theory, hyperloops could allow … [Read more...] about News Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10
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Singapore has developed its own variation of Chinese culture and an identity that resonates with Chinese Singaporeans as well as Singaporeans of other races, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said last night. Speaking at the 95th anniversary dinner of Lianhe Zaobao newspaper, he cited a series of stories published in The Straits Times and Zaobao in February that was based on an exchange of six letters between ST's Yuen Sin and Zaobao's Ng Wai Mun. Both journalists, who are bilingual, had exchanged views on issues such as the Special Assistance Plan schools that offer more opportunities for enriched Chinese-language learning, and Chinese Singaporean identity. The duo reflected the younger generation's views on Chinese Singaporean identity and culture, and it is different from that of the older generation, he said. "They grew up in our multicultural society and understand our culture is unique, and not just a copy of another country's culture and heritage," he told the guests at Shangri-La … [Read more...] about PM Lee lauds Zaobao’s success, highlights paper’s key role in S’pore
A giddy young couple Dan Delaney and Franny Winters get married in court on a whim. Dan is an actor but has no gigs, so he accepts a job taking care of an actress's swanky LA Hills mansion and her two dogs while she is working abroad. Franny gets luckier landing a job writing for a TV game show called "Goosed." With their iffy financial situation, reality soon sets in as Dan and Franny begn to note seemingly irreconcilable differences cropping up between them. Paper is the traditional gift theme for the first wedding anniversary, hence I believe the title "Paper Year" refers to the first year of marriage. The film wasted no time on introductions. Dan and Franny get married in the very first scene. The film then spent the next hour and half documenting their first year as husband and wife, in good times and in bad. Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv Unlike most films which show that the happiest year for a married couple is their first year together, this film shows that … [Read more...] about News Movie review: ‘Paper Year’ tackles newlywed woes
By Daniel Bernhard Opinion Mon., May 14, 2018 La Presse, one of Canada’s largest newspapers, announced on Tuesday that its business model is no longer viable after 134 years of sustained operations. This is a dark day for Canadian media and the democracy it sustains. The company’s executives pointed directly to the flight of advertising money to Google and Facebook as a key driver of the restructuring, a reality aggravated by Ottawa’s policy of subsidizing companies for buying ad space from Google and Facebook. The entire Canadian media sector is exposed to this problem. Google, Facebook and other foreign internet giants extract 80% of Canada’s digital advertising spending, and this outsized dominance sucks the life out of newsrooms who are needed to defend our democracy against corruption and fake news. In a last-ditch attempt to stay afloat, La Presse will restructure as a non-profit organization to qualify for government handouts and … [Read more...] about La Presse throws in the towel. Who’s next?
SAN JUAN, La Union -- The surfing town of San Juan, La Union, which has been romanticized in indie movies like "I'm Drunk I Love You" and "Flotsam," has hosted numerous beach parties in the past, but this year’s Labor Union Summer Festival could be its biggest yet. With the temporary closure of Boracay -- and with it, the island's popular "LaBoracay" parties -- hundreds poured onto San Juan’s shores over the weekend as tourists and locals celebrated the Labor Day weekend. Local artists Matteo Guidicelli, Carlo Aquino, Kiana Valenciano, Kjwan Band, 6cycle Mind were just some of the artists who performed at the One Paradise stage set by One Music PH last Saturday. Now on its fourth year, Labor Union is being promoted as a "more environmentalist" take on beach festivals, which LaBoracay. No smoking signs were scattered throughout the beach, which was a strictly non-smoking and protected area, with resort owners setting up dedicated zones for smokers. The organizers … [Read more...] about News Goodbye LaBoracay: La Union offers fresh take on ‘green’ beach parties