Field-day for minnows on match day 2 of Afcon Qualifiers

first_imgKenya defeated Ghana 1-0 in one of the surprise results of match-day 2Rank outsiders had a field day as the race for places in next year’s Africa Cup of Nations resumed across the continent. Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon came within minutes of falling to minnows Comoros in Saturday’s early kick off. The five-time African champions, who are rated sixth in Confederation of African Football rankings, were fielding a largely experimental side and needed an 80th minute, Stephen Bakonen equaliser to hold Comoros to a one-all draw. The Island nation is ranked 43rd by Caf.The upset of the day took place less than 1000km across the Indian Ocean when Kenya’s Harambee Stars made hay of four-time African champions Ghana in Nairobi. The East Africans survived a red card to triumph 1-0 over a Black Stars team ranked fourth on the continent, a whole 23 places above their hosts.The trend of upsetting the apple-cart continued in Gaborone where 2017 Afrcon hosts Gabon were held to a one draw by tiny Burundi. The visitors led for more than sixty minutes until former African Footballer Of the Year Pierre Emerick Aubameyang pounced with a 76th minute leveler. The draw took Burundi to four points from two games and improved their chances of progressing from Group C.In Kampala, Emmanuel Amunike’s determined Tanzanian outfit led by Belgium based goal machine Mbwana Samatta held lacklustre Uganda to a goalless stalemate. Zambia based wing-back Joseph Ocaya squandered the game’s best chance when he shot wide with the Taifa Stars goal at his mercy. The draw increases pressure on Cranes coach Sebastian Desabre who is yet to win a competitive rubber.But it wasn’t all upsets. Some of the continent’s super powers made their pedigree count. The biggest win on the night took place in Cairo, Egypt where former Mexico boss Javier Aguirre marked his debut as Pharaohs coach by overseeing the 6-0 pummeling of Niger. Reigning African Footballer of the Year Mohammed Salah grabbed a brace, with Marwan Mohsen, Mohammed Elneny and Mohsen Salah also finding the target.In Seychelles, three-time African champions Nigeria put the hosts in their place 3-0. Super Eagles World Cup top scorer Ahmed Musa was among the goals in a one sided contest. Meanwhile, 1996 champions South Africa were held to a goalless draw by Libya in a contest noted for profligate finishing.Across the border in Maputo, Mozambique took an injury time lead through Reginaldo and then squandered it immediately, with Frederic Mendy’s equaliser giving Guinea Bissau a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.Similar scenarios played out in Windhoek where Justin Shoga’s 91st minute leveler for Zambia’s Chipolopolo cancelled out Benson Shilongo’s opener for the hosts in a 1-1 draw; and in Bangui, Gambia where Baghdad Bounejah’s 47th minute goal for 1990 champions Algeria was neutered by Assan Ceesay’s reply for Gambia two minutes later.The match-day 2 results:Saturday, 08-09-2018Camoros 1-1 CameroonSeychelles 0-3 NigeriaSouth Africa 0-0 LibyaKenya 1-0 GhanaUganda 0-0 TanzaniaNamibia 1-1 ZambiaEquatorial Guinea 1-0 SudanGabonj 1-1 BurundiMozambique 2-2 Guinea-BissauGambia 1-1 AlgeriaMauritania 2-0 Burkina FacsoEgypt 6-0 NigerMorocco 3-0 MalawiSunday 09-09-2018Madasacar 2-2 SenegalSouth Sudan 0-3 MaliEthiopia 1-0 Sierra LeoneSwaziland 0-2 TunisiaLesotho 1-1 Cape Verde IslandsRwanda 1-2 Cote d’IvoireCongo 1-1 ZimbabweAngola 1-0 BotswanaTogo 0-0 BeninLiberia 1-1 DR CongoGuinea 1-0 Central African RepublicComments Tags: 2019 AFCON Qualifierstoplast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Catch em’ while you can – halibut season closes after Friday

first_imgNorth Coast offshore anglers will have one less option come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2018. The quota of 30,940 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections. California’s 2018 quota is approximately 4,000 pounds less than the 2017 quota. Beginning in 2015, CDFW …last_img

Congratulations PodCacher on 600 episodes!

first_imgSince 2004 Sonny and Sandy have been geocaching together and traveling the world. What began as a first date became a hobby they would love and share together. A year and a half later the PodCacher podcast was born. Their charming personalities, engaging content, and consistency make the show entertaining for geocachers of all ages and levels of experience.The podcast has grown to be the largest and most internationally-recognized geocaching audio show in the world. Earning nominations for “Best Produced Podcast” by the Podcast Awards and has been a featured podcast in Apple iTunes for many years.As part of celebrating PodCacher’s milestone of 600 episodes, I interviewed Sonny and Sandy to learn more about how they got started and who they are outside of geocaching.Sonny and Sandy at the Going A.P.E eventWhere did you both grow up?Sandy: I grew up in the Philippines where my parents were missionaries and then spent time in California and North Carolina. Later I lived in Florida until True Love brought me back to California!Sonny: I grew up in San Diego. My dad was in the US Navy and during my high school years, he was stationed in the Philippines. I went to college and taught in Los Angeles for several years before moving back down here to San Diego.Sonny and Sandy at the Going Caching EventWhat were hobbies and interests as kids?Sandy: I loved reading, cross-stitch (needlework), anything math or computer related. I also loved travel and seeing new places (since my growing up involved a lot of moving around!)Sonny: Science Fiction, Comics, movies, music (learned piano, saxophone, and guitar), skateboarding, biking, photography,Do you both have careers outside of the podcast?Sandy: Currently I’m a stay-at-home Mom and I also homeschool Sean 3 days per week as part of a charter school he attends. Prior to marrying Sonny, I was an IT Director for a large non-profit organization.Sonny: I’ve worked in education as a teacher and director of technology. I’ve been a university professor, a professional photographer, and currently work for an education company.Sandy, on your website you mentioned that Sonny took you geocaching on your first date. What were your initial impressions? What else did you do on your first date?Sandy: When geocaching was first mentioned I had no idea what it was, but I thought it sounded interesting. My initial impression was that it was lots of fun and so was this guy! Our entire first date involved geocaching (I think we found 3 or 4) WITH my brother, his wife and their 3 kids. Our first date alone was dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory the following night.iTrax & Foxtail. Now that sounds like an adventure duo if I ever heard of one. Is there a story behind either of your prior usernames?Sonny: My name came from a combination of sources: the Garmin eTrex, the iPod and a Tracks walking stick (that I still use).Sandy: After we got married and it became possible to change your geocaching name, we talked about what it should be. Sonny wanted to stay iTrax, so we needed something that sounded fun and went along with iTrax. Sonny suggested Foxtail after we went hiking and geocaching and I had them all over my socks.GCF7A2 – Escape from AlcatrazSo, podcasting? What motivated you to begin recording? What were some other subjects you considered podcasting about?Sonny: I found out about the technology that allowed people to share recordings that they had made with the world. First started listening to podcasts then realized I could create one as well. We did some recording on a summer trip to Kazakhstan to test out some gear and started the podcast as soon as we returned. The Abai Statue Cache virtual was our first international geocache!Sandy: Yep, Sonny is the tech geek around here and definitely an early-adopter! We didn’t really consider any other subjects. When Sonny wanted to try podcasting, I suggested geocaching and it seemed the perfect fit. (Pictured on left: Sonny and Sandy Abai Statue Virtual in Kazakhstan)You two seem like naturals on your show. With reaching 600 episodes, do you find it difficult to find content for your show?Sonny: It’s not as hard to find good content as it used to be. As geocaching grows in popularity, it has become easier. Sometimes we have too much good content for one show (it would be a hugely long episode) and we have to decide what gets left on the cutting room floor or saved for the next week.Sandy: It’s so true that in the early days we didn’t think we’d have enough geocaching content to fill 60 shows, let alone 600. But it’s amazing how many things there are to discuss! Plus we have a worldwide audience who send in questions, ideas, stories, news items and more!You both bring a lot of positive energy to the podcast. How often do you find yourselves laughing with/at one another and have to cut the recording? Can you recall any particularly funny moments on your show? If so what happened?Sandy: Well, the beauty of how we record is that we don’t do it live. We just record in one long file and then Sonny expertly edits the show later, so if there are mistakes, flubs or too much laughter, it can easily be edited out. Sometimes we add bloopers at the end of the show since people seem to enjoy that. Usually the most laughter happens when Sonny slips in a pun or joke that he didn’t tell me about ahead of time, and the laughter is totally spontaneous. I can remember a couple of times when I got the giggles and just couldn’t seem to stop. Sonny kept teasing me about it, which obviously just made the laughter continue. We generally have a lot of fun together recording the show.Sonny: On a typical week, Sandy preps the show and then I go over it before we begin the recording. At that time, I can make connections, cultural references and of course points of humor. Yes, Sandy and I generally have a good time recording the show and she’s not always aware or expecting my responses or comments.PodCacher studio 2007In July 2005, did you have any idea what direction your podcast would lead, to? How many variations of studios/set-ups have you had?Sonny: Oh no. We did it for fun because we loved geocaching and wanted to see if we could connect with people. We’ve had numerous studio setups. We started on our living room couch with a small iRiver MP3 recorder and mic that we passed between us. I kept creating and redesigning “studios” that would allow us a quick startup and recording AND most importantly a consistently quality audio. Over time, we bought better gear and I built an actual, “sound conditioned” studio in our home office. We still use that today and actually have an “On Air” sign that lights up when we power on the studio.Sandy: Back in 2005 we never dreamed we’d still be doing this 12 years later. We also didn’t anticipate how many other geocaching podcasts, vloggers and bloggers would appear over the years.PodCacher studio 2005What are the top 5 Caches you’ve found?Moun10Bike and Sonny at GC25GC30 – MINGO – found with a group and a flash mob event as well!GC1169 – Mission 9: Tunnel of Light – before it went missing – because of the rare APE iconAll of WVtim’s gadget caches in West Virginia – too hard to narrow downGCF7A2 – Escape from Alcatraz – and other virtuals that add an extra dimension to an already amazing experience GC25 – Camels Prairie Stash – oldest in Idaho, escorted by the owner, Moun10bike himselfHow does your world famous son Sean deal with all of the paparazzi? Can I get an autograph? 🙂Sonny: Sean is an easy going kid. We took him geocaching with us while he was an infant. It didn’t slow us down! So he’s grown up with geocaching. He knows that he’s got lots of geocaching aunts and uncles all around the world!Sandy: Sean has grown up in the PodCacher / Geocaching Family and he is pretty good at taking it all in stride. He’s a friendly, social kid and has no trouble making new friends wherever we go. He is also good with adults, partly from being an only child. He doesn’t find it weird at all that these complete strangers will come up to him and say, “Hi Sean!”. And yes, he’s happy to offer autographs.What is your favorite caching moment with one another?Sonny: The Going Caching event in Georgia was so amazing. We had such a fun time with each other, as well as all our geocaching friends.Sandy: We’ve had so many of them – typically in awesome locations we have traveled to together. One that I can think of was in Norway 3 years ago. We had driven with our host kassimaja up to the top of Tron mountain for a geocache. On the way back down, we pulled off the road to grab another one. Kassimaja stayed in the car and let the 3 of us go find it. We located the cache and sat down on the rocky hillside and had 6-year old Sean take our picture. As I looked around me, I thought about how geocaching (and our podcast) had brought me to this beautiful country that I probably would have never otherwise visited. It was a pretty amazing moment to share together.Congratulations on 12 years and 600 episodes Podcacher!Interested in hearing the PodCacher’s podcast? Click here to have access to all 600 episodes.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedBehind the Scenes of the PodCacher PodcastApril 3, 2013In “ Videos”2012 World Wide Flash Mob ApproachingMay 22, 2012In “Movie References”Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching – WWFM XApril 15, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Several areas inundated in Rajasthan dam breach

first_imgA dam built as part of the Kumbha Ram Arya lift canal project near Malsisar town in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district breached on Saturday, inundating several areas in the region.The water swept away a large number of cattles and vehicles, but no loss of life was reported. Jhunjhunu Collector Dinesh Kumar Yadav said Kakdeu village and some government offices on the outskirts of Malsisar were submerged and several houses damaged. The dam – constructed barely three months ago – had 80 million litres per day (MLD) of water in terms of supply, stored at a height of 9 metres. A portion of the dam first developed cracks and later breached. The cause of the breach was yet to be ascertained. However, the flow of the water had been diverted towards open fields away from Malsisar, Mr. Yadav said.The State government rushed the State Disaster Relief Force teams from Jaipur to Malsisar, situated 210 km away. Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Hemant Gera was monitoring the situation. The rescue teams evacuated project officials and labourers trapped inside the dam’s filter plant, control tower and administrative building.last_img read more

BJD’s Rita Sahu secures impressive victory in Bijepur bypoll

first_imgBiju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Rita Sahu registered an impressive victory in the Bijepur Assembly constituency in western Odisha when results of the bypoll were declared on Thursday. She defeated Sanat Gartia of the Bharatiya Janata Party by a record margin of 97,990 votes.Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who had campaigned for two days for the bypoll, congratulated Ms. Sahu for her “huge historic win, breaking all records in Odisha’s electoral history”.While Ms. Sahu polled 1,35,957 votes, Mr. Gartia secured 37,967 votes. Congress nominee Dillip Panda put up a dismal performance by bagging only 5,873 votes.CM vacates seatThe bypoll was necessitated after Mr. Patnaik, who contested from two Assembly seats for the first time in the elections held earlier this year, vacated Bijepur and retained Hinjili seat in his home district Ganjam in south Odisha.In fact, Mr. Patnaik was elected from Bijepur by defeating Mr. Gartia by 57,122 votes. He had bagged 1,10,604 votes, while Mr. Gartia had secured 53,482 votes and Congress nominee Ripunath Seth had got 14,344 votes.In the previous bypoll in Bijepur that was held in February 2018 following death of Ms. Sahu’s husband and then Congress MLA Subal Sahu, she had won as a BJD candidate by a margin of over 41,000 votes.The Congress, which had won the Bijepur seat in the three elections held before the February 2018 bypoll, has been gradually losing its vote share in the seat in the last three elections, primarily due to its weak leadership at the State level.Vote share upBut what came as a surprise for many this time was the drastic decrease in the BJP’s vote share within a short span of time. The party’s decline from 53,482 votes in the elections held earlier this year to 37,967 votes in the current bypoll has left many leaders of the party dumbfounded. The bonhomie between the party and the BJD in the aftermath of the general election was said to have been the contributing factor.While the Chief Minister led the BJD’s campaign, the BJP’s effort was led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who campaigned for two days. The campaign for the Congress was led by the party’s State unit president Niranjan Patnaik.last_img read more

Heres a list of February inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in February, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L.: 1.6 per cent (1.0)— Charlottetown-Summerside: 2.9 (1.7)— Halifax: 2.1 (1.3)— Saint John, N.B.: 2.7 (1.8)— Quebec: 1.3 (1.1)— Montreal: 1.7 (1.6)— Ottawa: 2.2 (1.9)— Toronto: 2.6 (2.4)— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 1.6 (1.2)— Winnipeg: 2.2 (1.9)— Regina: 3.0 (2.6)— Saskatoon: 2.9 (2.6)— Edmonton: 2.3 (1.5)— Calgary: 2.2 (1.4)— Vancouver: 3.3 (2.7)— Victoria: 2.1 (1.5)last_img

VIDEO Wilmington Senior Center Discuss Its New Memory Cafe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of ‘Let’s Be Candid About Elder Issues,’ Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello sits down with her Case Manager Laura Pickett to discuss the Senior Center’s new Memory Cafe.A Memory Café is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss and their Caregivers. The “Café” gives the person with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity and make new friends in a welcoming environment.Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Senior Center Holds Alzheimer’s Association FundraiserIn “Videos”last_img read more

Samsung brings allnew Galaxy A20 with InfinityV display in India Top facts

first_imgProcessorSamsung Exynos 7884 octa-core After launching three Galaxy A series- A50, A30 and A10 in March, World’s leading smartphone-maker Samsung is bringing a new A20 model in India.Like the previous models, the Galaxy A20 shares some of the features particularly the design language. It boasts massive 6.4-inch super AMOLED Infinity-V display, which is very rare for a mid-range phone in the mid-range class of phones. Though the resolution is HD+ (720×1560), OLED-made screen will offer an enriching viewing experience with true black. Samsung Galaxy A20 launched in IndiaSamsung India Media KitThe Galaxy A20 comes with Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 7884 octa-core back by Android OS with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD) and a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging capability via Type C charger. The retail package houses 15W fast charger.As far as the photography hardware is concerned, the new Samsung phone boasts 13MP+5MP dual camera with LED flash on the back and an 8MP front snapper on the front.The new Galaxy A20 will go on sale on Samsung e-store, Samsung Opera House (Bengaluru), authorised e-commerce sites and retail chains across India from April 8 onward for Rs 12,490. It will be available vivid colour options such as Red, Blue and Black. Samsung Galaxy A20 go on sale on April 8 onwardSamsung India Media KitSamsung Galaxy A20 vs competition:Considering the price and its specifications, Samsung Galaxy A20 will be competing with Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series, Honor 10 Lite and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, among others.Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A20:ModelModelGalaxy A20Galaxy A20ModelDisplayGalaxy A206.4-inch HD+ (1560x720p) super AMOLED Infinity-V screenModelOSGalaxy A20Android OSModelProcessorGalaxy A20Samsung Exynos 7884 octa-coreModelRAMGalaxy A203GBModelStorageGalaxy A2032GB, expandable up to 512GBModelCameraGalaxy A20Main: 13MP FF (F1.9) + 5MP FF (F2.2) with LED flashFront: 8MP FF (F2.0 aperture)ModelBatteryGalaxy A204,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type C chargerModelNetworkGalaxy A204G-LTEModelAdd-onsGalaxy A20Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, rear fingerprint sensor,ModelColoursGalaxy A20Red/Blue/BlackModelPriceGalaxy A20Rs 12,490 Network4G-LTE ModelGalaxy A20 Display6.4-inch HD+ (1560x720p) super AMOLED Infinity-V screen RAM3GB OSAndroid OS Close Add-onsBluetooth, Wi-Fi, rear fingerprint sensor, Apple and Samsung Finally Reach A Truce PriceRs 12,490 Storage32GB, expandable up to 512GB Battery4,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type C charger CameraMain: 13MP FF (F1.9) + 5MP FF (F2.2) with LED flashFront: 8MP FF (F2.0 aperture) ColoursRed/Blue/Blacklast_img read more

Scientists make holograms of atoms using electrons

first_img The scientists, Ymkje Huismans from the FOM-Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and an international research team have published their study in a recent issue of Science Express.“What we have experimentally demonstrated is that it is possible to make holograms by taking an electron out of a molecule and, using a laser field, redirect the electron toward the molecule,” coauthor Marc Vrakking, of the FOM-Institute AMOLF and the Max Born Institute in Berlin, told their experiments, the scientists beamed an intense infrared laser light at an atom or molecule, which resulted in the atom or molecule becoming ionized and releasing an electron. The laser field causes the liberated electron to oscillate away from and toward the ion. Sometimes, an electron and ion collide, releasing a very short burst of radiation. Because the electron motion is fully coherent, meaning it always has the same phase, the scientists realized that they could apply holographic techniques to record information about the ion and electron. The key to holographic electron imaging is to observe the interference between a reference wave (which is emitted by the electron and doesn’t interact with the ion) and a signal wave (which scatters off the ion and encodes its structure). When the reference wave and signal wave interfere on a detector, the encoded information about the electron and ion is stored and can be viewed in the future. As the scientists explained, the result is a hologram of an atom produced by its own electrons.The researchers also developed theoretical models to simulate their measurements, confirming that the hologram had stored spatial and temporal information about the electrons and ions. By using the holographic structures to develop a new kind of ultra-fast photoelectron spectroscopy, researchers could be able to directly measure electron and ion movements on the attosecond timescale. This ability would be useful for understanding chemical reactions at the most basic level, particularly in molecules that cannot be easily studied by other methods. Scientists track electrons in molecules ( — While holography is often associated with artistic 3D images, it can also be used for many other purposes. In a new study, scientists have created holograms of atoms using laser-driven electron motion, which could lead to a new type of ultra-fast photoelectron spectroscopy. In the future, this type of holography could enable scientists to study the structures of molecules in a more direct way than before. This velocity map image shows the velocity distribution of ionized electrons, which are used to create a hologram of a Xenon atom. Image credit: Y. Huismans, et al. ©2010 Science. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Scientists make holograms of atoms using electrons (2011, January 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further More information: Y. Huismans, et al. “Time-Resolved Holography with Photoelectrons.” Science Express. 16 December 2010. DOI:10.1126/science.1198450last_img read more

Elon Musks Las Vegas Tunnel Plans Are Worrying Monorail Officials

first_img 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Engadget August 2, 2019 Planning documents, obtained by TechCrunch, are revealing much about how Elon Musk’s proposed Las Vegas loop would work. The Boring Company is charged with building three tunnels: one for pedestrians and two for passenger “sleds,” stretching across the Las Vegas Convention Center Campus. The two vehicle tunnels will be filled with a fleet of autonomous Tesla-based EVs that can carry up to 16 people at a time.There are concerns, however, that the tunneling work required to build Musk’s loop is running too close to the adjacent Las Vegas Monorail. As TechCrunch reports, Monorail officials have lobbied for more oversight and raised objections over tunnels running close to the Monorail’s support pillars. Given the tight tolerances involved, it’s likely that a small amount of disruption could shut the elevated railway down.The Las Vegas Convention Center is a sprawling complex with around 3.2 million square feet of exhibit space across its numerous halls. In short order, a new building, with an additional 1.4 million square feet of space will be added, with construction underway on Elvis Presley Boulevard. That expansion — dubbed “Phase Two,” is expected to open in 2023, followed by an expensive renovation of the existing buildings.If you wanted to talk from the front door of the South Hall to the new building, you’ll be traveling almost a full mile. That half-hour walk each way is hardly ideal for trade show visitors trying to cover so much ground in a short space of time. And so the organization began looking for people movers that could shrink that distance, with Musk’s loop standing out as an early contender.The plans suggest a route that runs from the Phase Two building, through the central parking lot of the LVCC, ending at the back of the South Hall. At ground level, small subway-like entrances would filter down to a mezzanine, below which you’d find the two platforms. What isn’t clear, right now, is how the pods would get out of each other’s way when they reach the terminus at each end with no turning space.At this point, the suggestion is that the self-driving passenger sleds will be based on Tesla’s electric vehicles. But according to comments made Boring Company official Jane Labanowski, these vehicles will have a human driver, or at least an operative. That’s likely to increase the price and cost of riding, at least if things don’t change between now and the proposed project deadline of January 2021.These preliminary documents are clearly not exhaustive architectural plans, and so we can’t draw too many conclusions from them. But, if the system is as simple as a manned Tesla vehicle running through a tunnel, then the finished project could be quite underwhelming. And expensive, compared to the cost of, say, simply marking one of the nearby roads exclusively for shuttle buses that go back and forth between the halls. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more