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News 23 Feb, 2017 Tesla confirms 5,000 Model 3s a week will be built by the end of the year, with 10,000 a week in 2018. Heres the latest news.
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First deliveries of the mass-market electric car are expected in early 2018, but its manufacturer is seeking some extra investment Production of the Tesla Model 3 will start in July, the company has confirmed, but it is looking for a cash injection to help bring it to the market. It had been thought that production of the mass-market electric car could be delayed until 2018, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed to investors in a conference call that it would produce more than 5000 Model 3s per week by the end of this year and 10,000 units per week by some point next year. Tesla Model X road test However, he is seeking to raise capital in order to reduce risk for investors. "According to our financial plan, no capital needs to be raised for the Model 3, but we get very close to the edge," he said. "We're considering a number of options but I think it probably makes sense to raise capital to reduce risk.
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There are only a very limited number of seats at this price - flying to the Big Apple between July 2017 and February 2018 - and you must book by 11pm tomorrow.
TIME - Top Stories
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The momentum appears to be continuing. After President Donald Trumps upset win last November, the RGA more than doubled DGAs fundraising effort, $5.1 million to $2.1 million in the final weeks of 2016, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of IRS fundraising records. Both of the groups are now gearing up for this years races in New Jersey and Virginia, where each seat will be open because New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia are term-limited. In 2018, 36 governor positions will be up for election, including 20 anticipated to have no incumbent. Republicans hold 26 of those positions, Democrats hold nine and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is an independent. The RGA is formidable, and I do think that the money they have been able to pump into these governorships over the years explains why they have so many Republican governors, said Kyle Kondik , political analyst at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
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Another week, another piece of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon puzzle falls in place, and this time, its about its drag racing capabilities.. Read more »
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Oil and Natural Gas Corp , the country's top oil and gas explorer, will invest Rs 73.37 billion ($1.10 billion) in five fields to produce about 15 million tonnes of oil and about 3 billion cubic metres (BCM) of gas, it said on Thursday. India wants to boost its local output to cut dependence on imports from the current 77 per cent. Most of this investment would go into developing the R-Series fields, off India's west coast, that can produce 8.39 million tonnes of oil and 1.696 BCM of gas. ONGC will invest about Rs 41 billion in the fields that will begin oil production during 2018-19. The fields are expected to produce at a peak rate of 14,583 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019-20, it said in a statement.
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Such actions are prompting calls from prominent Mexicans for pushback. “The Trump administration's hostile beginning has also shifted Mexico's domestic politics,” O’Neil said. “Rising nationalism there will make compromises with the United States all the harder as Mexico looks toward its own 2018 presidential race.” Mexico’s richest businessman, Carlos Slim, who some want to see run for president next year, during a recent rare news conference called for people in his country to buy domestic products and not surrender to Trump’s demands. NAFTA The United States is Mexico’s largest trading partner. The two countries plus Canada have their economies intertwined as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). President Trump wants to make changes to NAFTA, which went into force 23 years ago. “We’re going to review all the trade deals that are out there,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday.
South China Morning Post
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Video gamers now have a chance to compete for an NBA title, in an actual NBA arena and get paid by some of the same people who pay LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Thats right, the NBA 2K eLeague is coming the first eSports league operated by one of the four major pro sports leagues in the United States. The NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software announced they are bringing some of the worlds best gamers together to compete while representing actual NBA teams, a competition...
Autocar
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Overall dimensions looks unchanged but a longer wheelbase should provide passengers with more legroom; it'll come with three and four-cylinder engines The next Ford Focus is ramping up for a 2019 launch, with engineers currently testing late-build prototypes. Spotted by Autocar photographers, these new images show the fourth-generation model’s real skin beneath a disguise being tested in arctic conditions. Such testing only takes place when the car’s look and specification are mature, to prove that the finished model works well under extreme conditions and to fine-tune its braking and stability electronics. The new Focus, set to be revealed in early 2018 ahead of a launch the following year, will follow the same evolutionary path as the recently unveiled Fiesta , using Ford’s highly flexible global C-class platform. It will only come as a five-door saloon: Ford is keeping its development funds for making more SUVs, which European president Jim Farley believes are turning into “preferred family cars”.
Voice Of America
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Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld but reduced the jail sentence of a magazine editor who is the longest-serving prisoner convicted of lese majesteinsulting the monarchy. The court Thursday cut to seven years the 11-year sentence given in 2011 to Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, who was the editor of a magazine found to have published two articles deemed insulting to the Thai royal family. Because Somyot has served almost six years, he will be released in 2018. Thailand has come under increasing criticism for its lese majeste law, which mandates three to 15 years in jail for “whoever defames, insults or threatens the king, the queen, the heir to the throne or the regent.” Critics say it is used as a political tool to jail opponents of the country’s ruling junta. Editor sought to revoke law Somyot, who is also a prominent labor activist, was arrested only after he launched a petition to revoke the lese majeste law a year after the articles were published in 2010.
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Politico
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As a state senator, Lance developed a reputation as a moderate deal maker who fought with his own party and opposed a disastrous pension plan by a Republican gubernatorial administration. But in Congress, he’s gone more sharply to the right as he’s faced consistent primary challenges from conservatives. “Good person. Nice, smart, well-educated, honest,” said Tonnes Stave, 81, who was protesting outside the town hall with his wife, Pat. “But he has been too much of a ‘whatever you say guys, I’ll do it.'” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee put Lance on a target list for 2018 late last month, along with nearly every other GOP member of New Jersey’s delegation. Peter Jacob, the Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Lance in November, said at the town hall that he’s considering running again. “Seeing the energy that is out here, Lance is vulnerable.
Bleacher Report
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The Los Angeles Lakers already traded Lou Williams on Tuesday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, and are reportedly attempting to move veteran Nick Young as well in an effort to bolster their rebuild. On Wednesday, Marc Stein of ESPN.com cited sources saying Los Angeles is looking for a second-round pick in exchange for Young. This comes after the Lakers announced they named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations the day before. He has a massive rebuild ahead of him considering the 19-39 Lakers are tied with the Phoenix Suns for the most losses in the Western Conference and won a mere 17 games last season. Young is 31 years old and will likely be past his prime when Los Angeles is ready to realistically compete for titles again. Logically, he doesn't fit into the team's future plans as someone who is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2018 and possesses a player option following the 2016-17 campaign, per Spotrac .
Politico
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Democrats don't want to talk about primary challenges. Even though the 2018 campaign cycle has barely begun, top Democrats have been repeatedly confronted with a question: whether to support the prospect of primary challenges to elected Democrats. The question has come up again and again, especially when it comes to Democrats like Sens. Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp, who both were floated for Cabinet positions under President Donald Trump. And top Democrats aren't eager to weigh in. That caution was apparent during the last debate of Democratic National Committee candidates in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Moderator Dana Bash asked: Is the notion of a purity test healthy for the Democratic Party? Days before the DNC election, the candidates on stage weren't eager to offer a direct answer. I think the role of the DNC chair is to let the progress run its course.
The Sun Daily
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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has historically low approval ratings, but would still have voters' support in a row with Congress, polls suggested Wednesday. Fresh surveys showed Trump's popularity is languishingthreatening to sap his political capital just weeks into a four-year term. A Quinnipiac University poll reported 38% of voters think Trump is doing a good job. Fifty-five percent believe he is doing a bad job. That is unparalleled for a modern president so early in his term. Perhaps worse for the White House, 63% of voters said Trump is not level-headed and 55% said he is not honest. For any normal politician, those numbers would be disastrousemboldening political rivals and encouraging allies to keep their distance. Many in Washington are already looking toward Congressional elections in 2018, which present a challenge for incumbent Republicans.
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Audi has released pricing details for the 2018 S4 confirming that it will cost slightly less than the Mercedes-AMG C43. Read more »
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Informed Comment
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I saw on social media someone quoting a Trump supporter that they want us to give them a way to say they were wrong and made a mistake, without our telling theses voters that they were bad people. OK, you're not bad people. You just made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. But there are things you have to do to make up for the mistake. You have to give Trump a Democratic Senate and even House in 2018 if you want those bad instincts you just identified to be restrained. The GOP is obviously going to let Trump exercise his bad judgment all he likes. Even so-called mavericks like Sen. John McCain have not voted against Trump even once. And, you have in your own life to counter-act Trump. Help with or give some support to refugees already here. Join a Muslim-American civil rights organization like MPAC or an Arab-American one like the Arab-American Antidiscrimination committee.
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