Posted: July 11, 2019 California Coastal Commission approves SeaWorld San Diego’s new attraction SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The California Coastal Commission on July 10th approved SeaWorld San Diego’s dive coaster planned to open in 2020.This new roller coaster, which was announced in January, will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state, according to SeaWorld.SeaWorld said they anticipate construction getting underway within the next few months. Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 11, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson
More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 75 Photos Share your voice Electric Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Preview • 2019 Audi E-Tron: A worry-free, all-EV SUV 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tesla Volkswagen News • 2019 Audi E-Tron SUV range and on-sale date released Comment 1 Volkswagen’s ID concept is the start of VW’s electric revolution More about 2019 Audi E-Tron Electric cars: Juice up with all the EV news we’ve got.VW I.D. Buzz: We’ve already driven the future. The first of VW’s I.D. electric cars in Europe will be the Golf-ish-sized hatchback, and there have been more than a few comparisons to Tesla there. Now, VW looks to implement a preorder deposit system that also seems a little familiar.Volkswagen might allow interested parties to place a deposit for the upcoming I.D. hatchback, Automotive News Europe reports, citing an interview with VW brand chief Juergen Stackmann. The deposits will help determine who is ready to make a “serious commitment,” and while Stackmann told ANE it wouldn’t be a large amount of money, it’ll be big enough to attract serious buyers.According to ANE’s report, VW has already floated the idea of a deposit system in test markets, and apparently, customers in EV-friendly European countries are more than willing to try and get an early crack at the first in an onslaught of MEB-platform electric vehicles. Obviously, those putting down deposits would then get priority when the cars start leaving the assembly line, which in the case of the I.D. hatchback should happen in early 2020.Enlarge ImageThe hatchback is already being tested in camouflage, so a proper debut shouldn’t be too far away, especially since its market launch is slated for early 2020. Volkswagen “We have tested it several times in Norway and the customers want it. It’s surprising but people in Norway and Holland want to be a part of it. Germany is definitely not the pacemaker in Europe,” Stackmann said to ANE.The I.D. will be the first of VW’s new electric cars in Europe. It’s about the same size as a Golf, and it’s expected to cost about as much as a fully loaded diesel model, which comes out to between $35,000 and $40,000 in the US. In the US, we’ll get the I.D. Crozz SUV as the first car in 2020, with the I.D. Buzz microbus following in 2022. Tesla first brought the idea of preordering a popular car to prominence with its Model 3 sedan. As ANE notes, critics believed it served the second purpose of helping Tesla stack its coffers as it expanded its manufacturing efforts. Nevertheless, the refundable deposits took off and Tesla ended up sitting on hundreds of thousands of them. VW’s car may not have the Model 3’s cult of personality, but it’ll be interesting to see just how many orders VW can drum up before the car heads to production.
Jatiya Party chief GM Quader speaks at a discussion marking the Janmashtami at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday. Photo: UNBJatiya Party chairman GM Quader on Saturday laid emphasis on constituting either a ministry or a commission for protecting the interests of minority communities in the country, reports UNB.“Either a minority ministry or a minority commission can be there in the country to protect the interests of them. It’ll also help them move forward,” he said.The JaPa chief came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Sri Krishna Seba Sangha at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna.He said their party will always remain beside the minority communities as they were in the past, and play an effective role both in parliament and on the streets in realising their justified demands.Quader said there should not be any conflict and division among communities of different religions as the goal of all religions is to build a society based on justice and fairness.He said only five per cent people intend to abuse religion and create anarchy in society to make their personal gains, but people never accept them.The JaPa chief said the religious harmony will remain intact in Bangladesh as major parties here believe in communal harmony.Quader recalled that their party’s late chairman and his elder brother HM Ershad took various steps during his rule in the interest of the Hindu community.He said Ershad announced a public holiday on the occasion of Janmashtami and formed a Hindu Kalyan Trust to secure their rights and interests.
Darjeeling: Darjeeling district is all set to get a new state university. “The Greenfield University Bill, 2018″ is all set to be tabled in the state Assembly on Tuesday, which willpave the way for the new university.”A university has been a long standing demand of the Hills. Since we took charge of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, we have been constantly corresponding with the government for a separate university. The state government has conceded and a Bill to this effect will be tabled in the state Assembly on Tuesday,” stated Binay Tamang, chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTamang stated that even the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the Union government, state government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that paved the way for the GTA, mentions the formation of a central university in Darjeeling.”With the NDA coming to power in the Centre, we have been constantly demanding that the central university be constituted as per the agreement. However, the BJP government only raises this issue during elections and the matter has not progressed an inch,” stated Tamang. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe new university will come up at Yogighat in Mongpu in Darjeeling district. “The District Magistrate, Darjeeling and the GTA have already identified 100 acres of land for the university at Yogighat. The details have been sent to the Land and Land Reforms department of the state government,” added Tamang.The GTA chairman expressed hope that Hill colleges will be affiliated to this university in the next few years. “Darjeeling is known for her educational institutions. There are very good schools and colleges here. We hope that by the year 2020, all these colleges will be affiliated to the Greenfield University,” stated Tamang. Incidentally, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has stressed on the need for the revival of Darjeeling as an education hub. The new university is part of the state government’s plans in this direction.”The Greenfield University Bill 2018″ is aimed at constituting and incorporating a state-aided affiliating university in the district of Darjeeling, along with aiding it to function as a teaching, training and research centre in various branches, including Humanities, Social and basic sciences, Management studies on tea, Forestry, Mountaineering and earth studies.In the initial stages the university will impart undergraduate and post graduate courses. It has also been proposed that all colleges and institutions imparting courses within the district of Darjeeling will be affiliated to this university in due course.
Qatar Airways sees ‘manageable’ decline in flights to U.S. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The CEO of one of the Middle East’s largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, but expressed confidence in President Donald Trump as a “very good businessman.”Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said uncertainty about travel to the United States is “affecting the business, but to a very small extent.”“We didn’t have massive decline like other carriers so we still have robust loads to the United States and we will continue our commitment to our passengers in the United States,” al-Baker said.Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, slashed its flights to the United States by 20% last week.Dubai, where Emirates is based, and Doha, Qatar Airways’ main hub, were among the 10 cities in Muslim-majority countries affected by a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage aboard U.S.-bound flights.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portal“Qatar Airways does not plan and will not reduce frequencies to in the United States,” he said. “I am sure that these uncertainties that passengers have soon could be resolved by statements from the United States’ government.”Al-Baker also expressed hope that Trump would resist pressure from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to block aggressive expansion into the U.S. market by Gulf-based carriers.“I have repeatedly mentioned that President Trump is a very wise individual and a very good businessman, and I don’t think that he will buy into bullying by the three American carriers,” he said.Speaking to reporters at the Arabian Travel Market convention in Dubai, al-Baker said Qatar Airways is planning to launch a new route to Las Vegas possibly as early as next year. The airline currently flies to more than a dozen U.S. cities.He said Qatar Airways has plans to expand to 26 new global destinations, adding: “The United States is not the entire world.” Monday, April 24, 2017 Share Tags: America, Donald Trump, Qatar Airways Source: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >>
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or ages, it all looked a bit of a non-event, and then kicked-off, to be a Trump/Clinton thriller on election-night, didn’t it, Blog?I believe that one lesson comes from the whole event: You MUST talk to and connect with people, whoever you are and whatever your position is. It is in both David’s and Goliath’s favour.We live in a world, dominated by impersonal corporations, who lay down the laws, and you play by them. Ever tried talking to your bank or mobile-phone operator? Mrs May thought that she could treat voters like Orange but was sorely mistaken. The Public won’t have their vote treated like that. They need to believe in, connect with, and really, like their selection.Are you a bit too special to listen to others? Have you got too much money to bother communicating? Do you think it’s all about just being a clever-cloggs? Wrong! GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU TALK.Over and out, B x