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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Eagles and Tamaraws’ half of final four up Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Winning against Adamson is not easy,” Perasol noted. “We have things that we need to adjust on when we get back to the drawing board. But my guys just made a play when it mattered. Juan made a great pass to Bright. Paul made that jump shot when it was needed.”“Everybody just contributed. There was a time when we got ahead. For sure, some are thinking we could’ve won it right away. But Adamson is not No. 2 and 10-4 for nothing. They’re very resilient,” he added.Franz Pumaren couldn’t agree more.“I guess we should’ve gotten this victory despite of us playing bad,” he said. “It’s a very good sign. We played bad, we were down the whole game. but when we played the right system, our brand of game, we were able to get back the lead.”“We’re disappointed, but you got to give them (Maroons) credit,” Manganti said. “They played a great game. They made some clutch baskets, so you got to give it up to them.”The Scores:UP 73 – Desiderio 19, Gomez de Liano Ju 19, Manzo 9, Gomez de Liano Ja 9, Akhuetie 6, Prado 4, Dario 3, Jaboneta 2, Vito 2, Murrell 0, Gozum 0, Lim 0, Tungcab 0ADAMSON 71 – Sarr 23, Manganti 15, Ahanmisi 9, Camacho 8, Lastimosa 7, Espeleta 5, Magbuhos V 4, Pingoy 0, Mojica 0, Catapusan 0, Bernardo 0Quarters: 17-16, 28-29, 54-43, 73-71 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img HEROIC MAROONS Paul Desiderio (main photo) reacts after scoring 17 second half points, counting a brilliant jumper with 5.3 seconds left, and Bright Akhuetie (below), who hit the marginal short stab. —SHERWIN VARDELEONJuan Gomez de Liaño and Bright Akhuetie tried perfecting an alley-oop play during practice on Friday night and got disappointing results.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ With the stakes higher, the lights brighter and the crowd significantly larger, the duo completed a less than scintillating play that led UP to a 73-71 victory over Adamson at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday to take their UAAP Final Four match-up to a deciding game and fan the flames of a first title series appearance in ages.“It was just a drill [on Friday]night. Juan made that alley-oop pass to Bright, [but] he missed [the shot],” said coach Bo Perasol after the mammoth celebration on the floor among UP’s faithful died down.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDe Liaño and Akhuetie completed the play that mattered in this game with two seconds left as the Maroons came out on top of a wild game that had UP blowing command and rallying when everything seemed lost in the stretch.It was not all De Liaño and Akhuetie for the Maroons, though, with graduating gunslinger Paul Desiderio responsible for keeping UP in the game with  17 second half points, capped by a difficult jumper that gave them a 71-69 lead with under six seconds left. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “At the back of my mind, how can we disappoint these people who are supporting us? I was actually praying: ‘Just give us a good game that these people could be proud,’” said Perasol as the Maroons shoot for a title series berth on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Trailing by as many as 13, Adamson turned things around with a 17-6 run to set the tables up for the edge-of-your-seat finish.Sean Manganti, who was behind that rally, put the Falcons up by four before Christopher Vito and  De Liaño conspired to knot it at 69 with 49 ticks remaining.That was before Desiderio hit that bold step-back jumper from the left side that gave UP the lead—albeit briefly—as  Manganti forged the last deadlock with two free throws on the other end.Akhuetie, the Most Valuable Player, was held down to just four before the winning basket by the tight Adamson defense.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Pardoned criminals list awaiting approval

first_imgSome two months after Guyana observed its 50th Independence Anniversary the President is yet to approve the final list of prisoners to be pardoned, an initiative of President David Granger to give “petty” offenders a second chance.Last year, the Head of State pardoned some 50-odd “petty” criminals, in their late teens to mid-20s, and committed to do the same again this year as part of the Independence Anniversary; however, these persons are yet to be released.Guyana Times understands that the President is yet to approve the final list of names vetted and screened by the Guyana Prison Services (GPS) and the Ministry of Public Security.A senior official from GPS had previously told this newspaper that the list was prepared and sent to the Ministry. However when contacted on Saturday, Director of Prisons Carl Graham related that they had not received the approved list as yet.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan when asked for an update directed this newspaper to the Ministry of the Presidency: “That’s an issue the Office of the President deals with… presidential pardons are from the President’s Office, you should redirect your questions there,”This newspaper also contacted Minister of State Joseph Harmon who said that he is “not aware that the President has approved” the list of prisoners to be pardoned this year.The criteria used to select the beneficiaries include prisoners who are facing short sentences; those who are incarcerated for petty, non-violent offences; and those between the ages of 18 and 24.This pardon gesture applies to both female and male inmates.While the President initially announced last year that 60 prisoners would be pardoned, only 40 were released in June 2015. The missing 20 were presumably found unsuitable for various reasons and remain incarcerated.Additionally, in December Granger pardoned another 20 female prisoners who are mothers so that they can return home to spend the holidays with their children. However again, only 11 of them were released.This decision of pardoning criminals had caused great uneasiness among Guyanese, especially business owners. Persons were also calling for the identities of these convicts to be made public, however it was explained that this would hinder the reintegration of these young people into society. But this position changed back in May when Kelvin Bates, 19, among the first batch of pardoned prisoners, was charged for a spate of robberies on Corentyne, Berbice. Minister Ramjattan had stated that he will consider releasing the names of the new set of prisoners to be released this year.“Of course if asked, we will release the names of all those who will be pardoned. It is an obligation in the name transparency that the Minister release all the names of those who are on parole and pardoned,” he declared.Bates appeared in Court on Thursday facing several charges ranging from robbery under arms, larceny from persons to possession of illegal firearms and ammunition that occurred earlier this month.According to court documents, he was on bail for another armed robbery when he committed these offences.This incident caused concerns to mount again on the initiative adopted by the Head of State. However, President Granger during The Public Interest television programme admitted to a Guyana Times reporter that Government cannot totally prevent a pardoned individual from relapsing into criminal activities, but he maintained that he was not reckless in releasing those 40 prisoners, among whom the 19-year-old was.“It wasn’t reckless. I’m not a reckless person… I am advised that it’s not a reckless plan, there are criteria concerning their age and the possibilities of that person rejoining society and there is a scheme they can do some form of rehabilitative training or education but in the final analysis, it is impossible for the State to guarantee there will be no relapse into that criminal behaviour,” Granger asserted.The President further pointed out that the initiative cannot be judge based on one individual, highlighting the success of the other 39. He went on to say that criteria used to select the pardoned beneficiaries are strict, hence only 11 of the 20 females were released in December and only 40 of 60 in May last year.This he explained supports the fact that tough rules are applied when selecting the pardon beneficiaries.Nevertheless the Head of State said that his focus will continue to be on mothers and young persons who are not involved in violent crimes and cocaine trafficking: “So anybody involved in manslaughter or murder is not going to receive a pardon from the President Granger… One of the things I said is that (young) people should be in school, in colleges and not in jail.” (Vahnu Manickchand)last_img read more

‘Choose to change’- Sophia Training Centre graduates advised

first_imgFifty-nine graduates of the Sophia Training Centre were, on Friday last, challenged to choose change in order to grow.“You have to choose to change; if you don’t change, you won’t grow. Change is the one thing that is constant. Things will change, and as you start to move, the path will appear as to where you want to go,” Ministry of the Presidency staffer Shondell France told the graduates.The graduates are all beneficiaries of the Citizens Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) skills training programme 2017-2018.The training was facilitated under Component One of the Inter-American Development Bank-funded programme aimed at reducing recidivism and strengthening community resilience to crime and violence.The Department of Public Information (DPI) has stated that the students were tutored in Catering, Information Technology, Office Administration, Masonry, Plumbing, Welding, Sheet Metal work and Fabrication, and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.Speaking of the challenges she overcame — having grown up in poverty, with a drug-addicted foster father from whom her mother eventually fled in the middle of the night, taking her children with her, France assured the graduates that the cycle of poverty can be broken.“Commit to constantly improving yourself,” she advised. “Invest in yourself, make the small changes; surround yourself with people who are going where you want to go. Choose to change,” she admonished.France also encouraged the graduates to take responsibility for events occurring in their lives, and to be willing to sacrifice to achieve their goals. Further, she charged them to assist others as they break the cycle of poverty.The feature address and charge to the newly certified artisans was delivered by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, under whose purview the CSSP is situated.He noted that programmes similar to CSSP have helped to reduce crime and violence among youths in other countries. He noted that the responsibility of reducing crime and violence, especially at the youths’ level, should not be shouldered by the Police alone. He said there must be a social component, a programme that ensures young men and women from vulnerable communities can come forward and get vocational training.Meanwhile, on behalf of IDB Representative Sophie Makonnen, Mariko Russel said, “Our hope is that students graduating today will be able to use the newly acquired skills in their future endeavours in life. We are aware that merely receiving vocational training does not guarantee obtaining employment”.She recognised the graduating class as the “memorable first batch” of the CSSP, which the Ministry of Public Security implemented with funding from the IDB.Special awards were given to best graduating student Avinash Seepaul, second runner-up Ezekiel Roach, and more than a dozen other trainees for their outstanding performances in the various areas of training.last_img read more

Tiger Rentals aboard KFC Goodwill series

first_imgLocally based Tiger Rentals is the latest company to join the 2019 edition of the KFC Goodwill Football series set to commence this weekend.The company, with roots in Trinidad under the Tiger Tanks brand will support the Trinidad based side, Shiva Boys Hindu College that will participate in the tournament.PETRA’s Troy Mendonca (right), collecting a sponsorship cheque from Tiger Tanks Operations Manager Shane SinghOperations manager of the local arm Shane Singh, told the media, “We want to express our heartfelt gratitude. We are pleased to be on board and we love being implicated in the nurturing of young talent.”Singh continued, “Tournaments like the KFC goodwill tournament have enabled the company to understand the importance of team work.”In a message to the team, he expressed the company’s best wishes to all participating, adding that the support that is behind the tournament is community rooted.Petra Co-Director Troy Mendonca in opening remarks said, “The Petra organization is very ambitious with this tournament. The tournament is in its embryo stages and in a few years from now, we want to see a plethora of teams from across the region to participate.”Meanwhile, the French Guiana team that had previously been scheduled to participate in the tournament indicated that they will not be able to make it.According to an email from the organizers PETRA Organization, the, “USL Montjoly has withdrawn from the competition due to the unavailability of managerial personnel.”They will be replaced by the TradeWind Tankers GUYOIL third place team which is Marian Academy.Mendonca said, “We understand that there were difficulty in getting a manager and we are going to facilitate them but there are parents who aren’t willing to send their children without a manager.”In the interim, the inclement weather has forced a change in the venue for the first four playing from the Ministry of Education Ground Carifesta Avenue to the Guyana Football Federation’s Training Centre in Providence.last_img read more

TONGUE-TIED

first_img“They’re saying kids aren’t interested, and it’s not true,” said junior Melissa Bejarano, 16, who expected to take French 3 this year. Most students learned of the change on the first day of school two weeks ago, Bejarano said – long after completing the “summer packets” of preparatory assignments handed out by Alcindor last spring – when the French classes they expected to see on their schedule weren’t there, and neither was Alcindor. “They put me in Spanish instead and said my French will count as an elective, not a foreign language,” said Osbaldo Abarca, a 17-year-old junior who expected to take French 2 and intended to go on to French 3. “It’s like starting all over again.” After arguing hard that the move is a setback to their progression toward college – the UC and CSU systems require two years of the same language, but recommend three – Bejarano, Abarca and their fellow French students were extended an olive branch this week, when administrators offered to bring the language back part time, either before or after school. The limited program has some 40 interested students so far and could be in place as early as Monday, according to White. The class (or classes, depending on total enrollment) will be held during the 7 to 8 a.m. “zero period” or the 3 to 4 p.m. “seventh period.” “We need to get this started so the students don’t miss out,” White said. But the kids themselves say they’re missing out regardless, now that the campus that prides itself on its “college-going culture,” as a district catchphrase goes, is left with only one foreign language on its regular schedule – Spanish – that many of them already speak. (There are Spanish classes designed for native speakers.) “This school talks about being college prep but they’re taking away a foreign language?” Abarca asked. “I think it’s important to have more than one language. Not just Spanish, but French and German and Japanese and Russian.” The California Department of Education’s “Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools” encourages schools to offer multiple languages as a way to “produce high-school graduates who have progressed to the higher stages” and who “have knowledge of more than one culture.” State education law, however, stipulates only that foreign language be offered to students by the seventh grade; it does not address how many, or which languages should be offered, according to Arleen Burns, a foreign-language consultant in the CDE’s curriculum office. “It is a local decision to determine which languages will be offered, although we certainly advocate for as many options as possible, when possible,” she said. Lawndale school officials agreed – White even said she’d like to bring Japanese classes to her district – but maintained that their hands were tied by the numbers. “We don’t have the luxury of some other school districts – we can’t maintain a class that has only 10 or 15 students,” principal Bravo said. “We are promoting a college-going culture and we understand the concern, but you have to be fiscally responsible as well,” White said. The average class size at Lawndale High is around 34 students, according to White, who did acknowledge that “some classes – many AP classes – have less.” “If we had students – forget 300, if we had 150 students – that wanted to take French, we’d bring it back,” she added. In the meantime, though, budding Francophiles at Lawndale High have three options: switch to Spanish, pursue French at El Camino College (where one semester is equivalent to a full year of high-school study), or attend the zero- or seventh-period class. Junior class treasurer Bejarano, who ultimately aspired to an Advanced Placement French course to gear up for what she hopes is a college career at the University of California, will probably opt for El Camino. But she’s not happy about it. “It’s not right,” she said. “We shouldn’t have to go to such means to take a class that should be available to us.” Despite his similar belief that Lawndale “should have a regular class, during the regular day,” Abarca is resigned to staying on campus for the late class. “I have other things to do, and other homework to do,” he said. “But it’s like I have no choice.” shelly.leachman@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There just aren’t enough students to warrant having a full-time French teacher at Lawndale,” district Superintendent Cheryl White said. Principal Vicente Bravo said he was unsure exactly how many students wanted to study French this fall – only that the number wasn’t high enough. It is not uncommon for districts to shift teachers among campuses depending on enrollment. Lawndale students assert that Alcindor had five full classes last year – a combination of French 1 and 2 – and that a large majority of those students registered to continue. Alcindor, whose name is still on the Lawndale High School Web site but so far not listed on Leuzinger’s, could not be reached for comment. By Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER Decrying the move as a hit to their academic joie de vivre, students at Lawndale High are upset with the school’s decision to cancel its French classes and jettison the teacher to another campus. Instructor Marie Alcindor was relocated to nearby Leuzinger High, where the language is more in demand, according to officials. last_img read more

Mawson and Redmond score as England U21s beat Slovakia to keep Euro hopes alive

first_imgEngland Under-21s survived a major scare to keep their Euro 2017 hopes alive after a comeback victory over Slovakia. Second-half goals from Alfie Mawson and Nathan Redmond sealed a 2-1 win to move the Young Lions top of Group A. But Aidy Boothroyd’s side were poor for long spells and Martin Chrien’s opener looked to have them on the brink of another early European exit. Yet two goals in 11 minutes mean England go into their final group game with hosts Poland – who face Sweden in Monday’s late kick-off – on Thursday with their fate in their own hands. Boothroyd had already labelled it a must-win game following Friday’s 0-0 draw with Sweden but his words looked to have fallen on deaf ears after a desperate first half in Kielce.England adopted the diamond in midfield with John Swift replacing Jacob Murphy and Redmond partnering Tammy Abraham in attack but the switch failed to inspire. First England had to deal with Slovakia’s roughhousing approach, which brought a booking for Matus Bero after a wild challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah, while Redmond, Swift and Calum Chambers all received similar treatment. But there was little serious threat from England despite plenty of possession – similar to the Sweden game – with only Chalobah’s long-range effort dribbling wide. Apart from the strong-arm tactics Slovakia offered, England looked equipped to deal with their threat but were rocked when they fell behind after 23 minutes. Albert Rusnak’s corner found Chrien and, with Mason Holgate and Ben Chilwell giving him too much space, the Viktoria Plzen midfielder craned his neck to guide a fine header across Jordan Pickford and into the far corner.Suddenly England were exposed with a lack of cohesion, communication and cutting edge becoming ever more glaring. A limited Slovakia side were allowed to rest in their comfort zone with Holgate, Abraham and skipper James Ward-Prowse struggling. The Young Lions played into Slovakia’s hands with their pedestrian build-up never testing a side who had not competed in the Euros since 2000 – when they hosted the tournament. And Pickford scrambled to turn Jaroslav Mihalik’s drive away just before the break with England floundering and needing a huge second half to save themselves.Thankfully for Boothroyd they found it inside 11 minutes to turn the game around.Murphy replaced Holgate at the break and made an instant impact as he teed up Mawson for the equaliser just five minutes into the second half. The Norwich winger, playing in an unfamiliar right-back role, crossed for the Swansea defender who tapped in from close range after his initial effort was saved. It was a response England desperately needed and their drastic improvement continued after 61 minutes when Redmond won it. Excellent hold-up play from Abraham allowed Ward-Prowse to spread the play and find Redmond with Slovakia stretched.The Southampton winger then cut inside Martin Valjent and his angled drive arrowed across Adrian Chovan into the corner. From then it was about maintaining the lead following such a rotten first half, which the Young Lions did well, limiting Slovakia to efforts from distance. It was still a nervy finish with Slovakia launching balls into the box but England held out. 1 England can still make it to the European Under-21 Championship knockout stages last_img read more

MUSIC: SUMMER CLASSICS WEEKEND AT GLENVEAGH AND CONWAL

first_imgDonegal Chamber Music Society in association with Earagail ArtsFestival presents“SUMMER CLASSICS” with the DONEGAL CAMERATA & SARAH MURPHYSaturday,14th July, 8pm. Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh. Sunday, 15th July, 3pm. “Sundays in Conwal”, Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.These recitals by six international professional players bringclassical music to historical venues in the county, and also featurenew music from Ireland.  The programme of “Summer Classics” willinclude Barber´s Adagio for Strings, Vivaldi´s Sinfonia in C Major andFlute Concerto “Il Gardelino” and Mozart´s flute quartet in D. Fortheir regular concerts Donegal Camerata has been selecting works fromthe library of the Contemporary Music Centre. This recital willinclude a work by Denise Kelly, Four Sketches of Dublin for violin andcello, performed by the Szabó-Yélamo String Duo.Tickets can be booked in advance or purchased at the door. For bookingcontact: An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777MUSIC: SUMMER CLASSICS WEEKEND AT GLENVEAGH AND CONWAL was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MUSIC: SUMMER CLASSICS WEEKEND AT GLENVEAGH AND CONWALlast_img read more

FARMERS WARNED TO HIDE JACKETS AND LABEL MACHINERY TO PROTECT PROPERTY

first_imgFarmers across Donegal have been warned to remove jackets and footwear from outbuildings and barns in a range of security measures against thieves.Farmers are being encouraged to label machinery.Gardai believe gangs are going to great lengths in a bid to steal machinery and other valuables from farms around the county.One such ploy is to wear jackets and boots belonging to farmers so dogs do not pick up a strange scent from intruders. The tips are a range being offered by Gardai in the New Year crackdown on crime in the farming community.The overall piece of advice to farmers is to mark their machinery.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace said that very little machinery is taken once it has been marked.“Once the machinery is marked it makes it difficult to move on for gangs. They prefer just to leave it we find. “The machinery can be marked by a service offered by the IFA and we would encourage people in the farming community to have all machinery marked.“We have found it a very good deterrent. Most machinery which is marked is not taken as they all have individual codes and it is difficult to remove it without making it obvious,” he said. FARMERS WARNED TO HIDE JACKETS AND LABEL MACHINERY TO PROTECT PROPERTY was last modified: January 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:farmsIFArobberySgt Paul Wallacelast_img read more

OABA Offers Wheat Testing Seminar in Findlay

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, in conjunction with the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program, will host a Wheat Testing Protocols & Standards seminar May 24 in Findlay, Ohio.OABA members, farmers and agribusiness professionals who work with grain are encouraged to register. The event is free for OABA members, and certified crop advisers can obtain continuing education credits for attending.“Our wide array of presenters and panelists will provide the latest trends and information on standards, procedures and requirements as they relate to wheat testing and the wheat industry at the state and national levels,” said OABA President and CEO Chris Henney. “This is just one of many ways OABA cooperates with industry partners to educate and enhance the skills of the highly-qualified workforce for the state’s agribusiness industry.”Topics and presenters for the day include:A Wheat Testing Challenges and Discrepancies panel featuring CJ Lin from The Mennel Milling Company and Diane Gannon of Diane Gannon, LLC.Federal Grain Inspection Service Testing Procedures with Tim Norden of the USDA Federal Grain Inspection ServiceObtaining & Processing Samples with Ben Weaver and Jamie Welch of EnviroLogixRisk Management Agency Policies with Brian Frieden of the USDA Risk Management AgencyReconciling Standard Discrepancies with Jess McCluer of the National Grain & Feed AssociationRegistrationThe OABA Wheat Testing Protocols & Standards seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at The Sterling Center, 4570 Fostoria Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840.Registration is free for OABA members and $100 for non-members, and includes lunch. For more information and to register online, visit www.oaba.net/events, or call 614-326-7520.last_img read more

Electric vehicle startup NIO unveils self-driving concept car at SXSW

first_imgNIO, an electric vehicle startup backed by Chinese venture capitalists, unveiled its first self-driving car concept at SXSW this weekend.The NIO EVE is a “mobile living area” as much as a vehicle, and has been designed to accommodate long family journeys. The interior has reclining seats that can fold into beds and front seats that can rotate to face the back seats.See Also: Massachusetts to minimize zombie cars with a self-driving taxThe glass doubles as a display for entertainment or navigation purposes, similar to Volkswagen’s Sedric self-driving concept car or the BMW iNext. NIO did not say how it plans to manufacture the displays, which would need to be curved and tinted.Like most manufacturers, NIO wants to build an artificial intelligence that can take control of the car and provide an assistant service. It is calling the AI NOMI, and did not say if it would have any other functionality. Surprisingly, NIO still wants the driver to be able to take control of the vehicle, although that might disappear in later concepts.NIO EVE concept car’s interior debuted at SXSWNIO wants EVE to have a 600 mile range and a charging speed of 200 miles every 10 minutes. It said it also wants the EVE on the roads by 2020.Both of those goals seem very ambitious and almost whimsical, considering NIO has yet to launch a commercial vehicle. It debuted the NIO EP9 late last year, the “fastest electric vehicle” with a 0-60 mph of 2.7 seconds, but has yet to manufacture the car.NIO could reach all of its goals in three years, but the startup does reek of Faraday Future-like hype, when we haven’t seen anything concrete to prove it is capable of manufacturing and commercializing a self-driving vehicle. David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Autonomous car#China#driverless#electric car#featured#NextEV#NIO#NIO EVE#Self-Driving#SXSW#top center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts last_img read more