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Volkswagen to bring self-driving electric shuttles to Qatar by 2022

  • Volkswagen Group and Qatar have agreed to develop a public transit system of autonomous shuttles and buses by 2022 for the capital city of Doha.
  • The agreement signed Saturday by VW Group and the Qatar Investment Authority is an expansive project that will involve four brands under VW Group, including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, its shared ride service MOIA and Audi subsidiary Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID.
  • The aim is to develop the entire transport system, including the electric autonomous shuttles and buses, legal framework, city infrastructure and ride-hailing software required to deploy a commercial service there.
  • The autonomous vehicles will be integrated into existing public transit.
  • Buzz vehicles from the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unit, which will shuttle up to four passengers on semi-fixed routes in a geo-fenced area of Doha.
  • Closed testing of the shuttle vehicles and buses is expected to begin in 2020.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled'

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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Al Jazeera is feuding with Facebook over a plan to label some outlets 'state controlled' - Business Insider

  • According to the language used in the announcement, Facebook's initiative defines these organizations as those which are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government." Al Jazeera Media Network — along with other news organizations like Russia Today — is facing the possibility of this label.
  • The social network says media companies that fall into this category need to be held to a higher standard of transparency as "they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state." But the companies feel they've received no transparency from Facebook as it builds out this list of state-controlled media organizations.
  • A late-November letter from AJMN to Facebook outlines how detrimental the network feels this label would be to its reputation as a news source.

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If Mike Bloomberg wants to move on from 'stop and frisk,' he should put his money where his mouth is

  • The billionaire and former three-term mayor of New York had been forcefully defending the controversial policing policy as recently as this past January, and only disavowed it with a rote apology upon announcing his entry into the Democratic primary race last month.
  • Stop and frisk was one of the biggest controversies of Bloomberg's third term as mayor, which he defended during his last year in office as so vital that were it to be rescinded "you turn the city over to the criminals, literally overnight." Despite these dire warnings, violent crime has continued to fall to historically low levels in New York City, six years after stop and frisk was essentially ended.
  • All the thousands of people in New York City who now have arrest records for petty drug crimes that had nothing to do with the ostensible reason for stop and frisk — which was getting illegal guns off the streets.

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Bloomberg should put his money where his mouth is on 'stop and frisk' - Business Insider

  • The billionaire and former three-term mayor of New York had been forcefully defending the controversial policing policy as recently as this past January, and only disavowed it with a rote apology upon announcing his entry into the Democratic primary race last month.
  • Stop and frisk was one of the biggest controversies of Bloomberg's third term as mayor, which he defended during his last year in office as so vital that were it to be rescinded "you turn the city over to the criminals, literally overnight." Despite these dire warnings, violent crime has continued to fall to historically low levels in New York City, six years after stop and frisk was essentially ended.
  • All the thousands of people in New York City who now have arrest records for petty drug crimes that had nothing to do with the ostensible reason for stop and frisk — which was getting illegal guns off the streets.

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Bloomberg should put his money where his mouth is on 'stop and frisk' - Business Insider

  • The billionaire and former three-term mayor of New York had been forcefully defending the controversial policing policy as recently as this past January, and only disavowed it with a rote apology upon announcing his entry into the Democratic primary race last month.
  • Stop and frisk was one of the biggest controversies of Bloomberg's third term as mayor, which he defended during his last year in office as so vital that were it to be rescinded "you turn the city over to the criminals, literally overnight." Despite these dire warnings, violent crime has continued to fall to historically low levels in New York City, six years after stop and frisk was essentially ended.
  • All the thousands of people in New York City who now have arrest records for petty drug crimes that had nothing to do with the ostensible reason for stop and frisk — which was getting illegal guns off the streets.

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California governor rejects PG&E's $13.5 billion plan to get out of bankruptcy

  • As part of its restructuring plan, the company announced last week that it had agreed to pay $13.5 billion to individuals affected by several recent fires in the state.
  • But, the utility's reorganization plan does not include some requirements established in state law, including "major changes in governance" and "enforcement mechanisms," Newsom said in a letter to the utility's CEO and President Bill Johnson on Friday.
  • The company cited at least $7 billion in claims from the Camp Fire in the bankruptcy filing.
  • The $13.5 billion of the proposed plan was intended to pay individuals affected by recent fires.
  • Newsom said that his office aims to get the company out of bankruptcy by June 30, 2020 by first working on a plan with PG&E and other stakeholders, but added that the company could not continue without making changes to its safety culture.

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How to get invited to teach on egghead.

  • We've got some suggestions on how you can start building the skills needed to get invited as an egghead instructor and generally improve your own career generally in the process.
  • You can use this guide to understand some of what goes into making screencasts for egghead and just freaking do it.
  • It takes consistent focused practice to get good at these skills, just like web development itself.
  • They can all be practiced in parallel with your continued growth as a professional developer and showcase your ability to communicate effectively and a willingness to share with others that ultimately has the potential to set you apart from others that aren't willing to put in the same level of effort.
  • In the guide, we talk about the technical and content development aspects for producing high-quality screencasts for web developers.

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Volkswagen plea deal delayed as group demands victims be heard in 'largest environmental crime in Canada's history'

  • Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to breaking Canada’s emissions laws in the global diesel emissions scandal that has already cost the German automaker more than US$30 billion, but disclosure of its proposed plea deal with Ottawa was delayed Friday as an environmental lawyer argued the court should hear victim impact statements.
  • Volkswagen, which says it “co-operated fully” with the ECCC’s investigation, and the federal government has already negotiated a proposed plea resolution that’s expected to include fines.
  • Ecojustice laywer Amir Attaran argued for victim impact statements to be heard before Volkswagen is sentenced.
  • It is unusual for victim impact statements to be submitted in public policy cases, but the Crown said it would be open to hearing them if they are legally admissible.
  • If it’s not granted standing, the case is expected to proceed with the reveal of the plea deal.

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