Day: May 5, 2020

Tesla to drop price of Model 3 in China to access electric vehicle subsidies

Elon Musk says Tesla will drop the price of the Standard Range Model 3 in China from Friday so that it will be eligible for China’s “new energy vehicle” subsidies.

Speaking at the company’s earnings call for the first quarter of 2020 on Thursday (Australian time), Musk said he was excited to announce the price drop.

China’s electric car market has suffered a blow over the last three quarters after the Asian economic leader dropped subsidies for electric vehicles.

Recent reports that China’s government was considering extending subsidies as a response to boost the economy in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis left some wondering if non-domestic auto makers, including Tesla, would be left out in the cold.

The 2 year extension ultimately included only vehicles costing RMB300,000 ($A64,85) or less. Currently, the base price for the Standard Range (SR) Model 3 made at Tesla’s Shanghai factory is RMB323,800 ($A69,995

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Vehicle Borne IEDs (VBIEDs)



Vehicle borne IEDs (VBIEDs) are devices that use a vehicle as the package or container of the device.
These IEDs come in all shapes, colors, and sizes which vary by the type of vehicles available – small sedans to large cargo trucks. There have even been instances of what appeared to be generators, donkey drawn carts, and ambulances used to attempt attacks on Coalition Forces and the New Iraqi Government.

Larger vehicles enable larger amounts of explosive that can be used, resulting in a greater effect. Functioning of devices can vary within the same methods as the package types and can have the same common characteristics or indicators as other IEDs.

VBIEDs have increasingly used larger amounts of explosives, and the explosive charge has ranged anywhere from 100lbs to well over 1000 pounds. The explosive charge has included items such as mortar rounds, rocket motors, rocket warheads, PE4 explosives,

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Man dies after being pinned underneath off-road vehicle

Man dies after being pinned underneath off-road vehicle

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Ottawa County sheriff 04252020

Posted at 10:31 PM, May 02, 2020

and last updated 2020-05-03 00:35:30-04

TALMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Deputies are investigating after a 76-year-old man from Marne crashed and died while trying to corral an escaped horse.

Authorities responded to the scene on Buchanan St. near Linden Dr. NW at around 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

The victim was trying to follow the horse in a side-by-side off-road vehicle (ORV) when he somehow lost control, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say that’s when the ORV rolled over and pinned the driver to the ground.

First responders attempted but were

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2016 Executive Summary

In 1780, in the midst of the Revolutionary War, John Adams took up his pen to help draft a new constitution for his home state. He famously wrote in that document’s opening lines that the aim of the American Revolution was to establish “a government of laws, not of men.” That has been the American ideal ever since. The rule of law is impartial. It is no respecter of persons. It restrains the violent and protects the weak. It is blind to all but conduct and character.

With this ideal in view, the Missouri General Assembly created the Annual Vehicle Stop Report nearly two decades ago. This Report was meant to further our common commitment as Missourians to the rule of law, and our common efforts to achieve it. When a person is stopped or searched or arrested only because of his race, the rule of law suffers. Racial profiling

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Florence woman celebrates 100th birthday with 50-car parade

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Florence woman celebrates 100th birthday with 50-car parade


A special parade helped Maggie McKee celebrate her 100th birthday.Ms. Maggie’s family couldn’t visit her Tuesday at the Villa South assisted living in Florence because of COVID-19 restrictions, so they came up with a surprise for her.A 50-car parade, which included fire trucks, drove past the facility, where Ms. Maggie sat outside, surrounded by signs and wearing a big grin. Ms. Maggie is a retired Florence school teacher.

A special parade helped Maggie McKee celebrate her 100th birthday.

Ms. Maggie’s family couldn’t visit her Tuesday at the Villa South assisted living in Florence because of COVID-19 restrictions, so they came up with a surprise for her.

A 50-car parade, which included fire trucks, drove past the facility, where Ms. Maggie sat outside,

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Home – Access Services

Your Safety Is Our Priority. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Access has taken several proactive measures to help safeguard your health while taking Access, including No Share-Rides and Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning.

To ensure the health and safety of our employees and riders, we are asking that you DO NOT schedule a trip using Access if you have been confirmed to have COVID-19, or are going to a facility to be tested for COVID-19.
Riders are encouraged to follow the Los Angeles County Safer at Home Emergency Order. If you must travel, please follow these guidelines:
• Cover your face while riding Access
• Do not use Access if you are sick
• Cover your coughs and sneezes
• Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Starting Monday, May 4th, Access will begin offering limited same day service. For further

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Lincoln Cancels Plans for Rivian-Based Electric Vehicle

  • Lincoln has canceled plans for a new EV using startup automaker Rivian’s platform.
  • We speculated that this new model could be called the Mark E and produce up to 700 horsepower.
  • Lincoln says it will eventually build a fully electric vehicle, just not with Rivian’s platform.

    Lincoln announced that it will no longer partner with startup EV automaker Rivian for a new fully electric vehicle, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ford’s luxury brand had planned to release a new EV model riding on Rivian’s skateboard platform but now says it will eventually develop its own EV.

    This cancellation just so happened to occur on the same day that we published our speculation about this new Rivian-based Lincoln model, possibly called the Mark E, that was slated to arrive in 2022 or thereabouts. That timeline will certainly be pushed back now. We’re starting to think that the eventual Lincoln

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    Man breaks into ex-girlfriend’s Lapeer County house to take vehicle, later crashes it during police chase

    ELBA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities said a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house in Lapeer County early Monday, took the couple’s shared vehicle and later crashed it.

    The 37-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home on Georgia Drive in Elba Township at 3:34 a.m. He used to live there but moved out last fall when the pair broke up.

    He attempted to take his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend’s purse, which had the keys to a 2015 White Dodge Journey inside. Officials said there was a physical altercation that started in the house and continued into the driveway.

    The man is accused of hitting the garage then dragging the woman alongside the vehicle for a distance before leaving. She suffered minor injuries and did not want medical treatment.

    Authorities said the vehicle was registered to both the man and woman so it was not listed as stolen, but the man had

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    The Bicycle Site Home Page – Not Quite Awesome

    Bicycle Blogs, eCards, Tech,
    Links & Resources

    life is better when you ride a bicycle
    Some Things Are Simple

    Blog Posts Listing
    My blog posts always try to impart something interesting or humorous.

    Look at my Mishigas Posts (Crazy things we sometimes do).
    The posts sometimes talk about accidents, spills and other issues that remind us we not infallible.

    Ecards – Free, No Registration Necessary
    Free bicycle themed eCards for birthdays, friendship, thank you and dozens of free form options like achieving cycling goals,  sympathy for a friend in a bicycle accident, quiet moments and cards where you construct the words and thoughts.
    Just added Mother’s Day eCards

    Etiquette
    You are not really riding you road bike. You are driving it, and there are rules of safety to follow, alone or in a group.
    Riding off road, you may not have cars or traffic deal with, but there are still ways to ride safely and courteously.
    Look up

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