Tesla to start shipping China-made Model 3s to Asian markets in push back to Trump’s plan to win back manufacturing jobs

a store inside of a building: Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua

Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua

Tesla is planning to export its Made-in-China electric cars to Asia-Pacific markets, a move seen as a pushback to President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, analysts said.

The carmaker will ship Model 3s produced at its US$2 billion Gigafactory outside Shanghai to reduce costs and shorten the delivery time to its customers in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, Bloomberg reported earlier on Friday, citing people familiar with the decision.

The move suggests Elon Musk will need to ramp up Tesla’s production capacity to meet demand around the region, and stay ahead of a slew of domestic electric-vehicle producers like Nio and Xpeng. These export markets are currently supplied by Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California.

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Education for Muslims needs a little self-help

Dear Asaduddin Owaisi,

Recently you bemoaned the growing literacy and school attendance gaps between Muslims and other communities. You cited the NSSO’s 75th round report showing that 22% of Muslim girls aged 3 to 35 have never enrolled in a formal educational course. The attendance gap for Muslims, especially girls, is low at the primary level but rises sharply for higher levels.

You define the problem as “successive governments have refused to invest in education for Muslims.” Your solution is government scholarships for all. I am glad you highlight the importance of education in improving the economic and social backwardness of Muslims highlighted in the Sachar Committee Report. But a lack of scholarships affects all communities. Christians, another Indian minority, fare very well educationally compared with all communities, including Hindus, and not because of more government scholarships.

Instead of depending on the state, Christians have long created their own educational

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American Development Model: Play to Improve

Play to Improve

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
11-15 Girls
12-16 Boys

Primary focus: Improvement.

This stage centers around well-rounded development, as much as a person as an athlete. Practice should be varied and last 5 to 7 hours per week. Parents must keep an eye on equipment at this stage as growth spurts can lead to changes mid-season. This is a time of deepening friendships. As the competition gets more serious, it’s a season for learning how to win and lose. How to build confidence and respect for others.

Competition level: ADM recommends that players at this age should spend 60 percent of their time on training and 40 percent in competition.

What the coach recommends: Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas, a former PGA Tour player, has been on the recruiting trail for decades and conducts a junior camp every summer on campus at

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LG creates battery-powered face mask it calls a ‘wearable air purifier’

LG has unveiled a new face mask which includes built-in fans and filters to create what the company is calling a “wearable air purifier”.

The battery-powered mask includes two H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in home air purifying products, as well as dual fans and a patented respiratory sensor to adjust the fan speed in line with the wearer’s breathing speed.

Called the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, LG says the device enables the user to breathe clean air both indoors and outside.

The battery can last up to eight hours on a single charge, and the device comes with a case which houses UV-LED lights that kill germs between uses, while the case can also send alerts to an LG app to notify the user when the air filters need to be replaced, LG said.

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The mask includes replaceable air filters (LG)

LG said the mask could help

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This Dubai salon is offering free haircuts to mums who’ve lost jobs due to the pandemic

Women have been disproportionately affected by job losses during the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures reported by the Washington Post, and the domestic burden has also hit women hardest, with global figures showing that mothers are more likely to take on the lion’s share of home schooling and childcare while working from home.

“The pandemic has created some very specific challenges that might otherwise not be present for women,” says Dr Rose Logan, clinical psychologist at The LightHouse Arabia.

Dr Logan has been running an online support groups for pregnant women and mothers and she says they have all been characterised by a theme of loss – whether it’s job loss, or loss of other choices and opportunities in their lives. “I think for some women this has precipitated or worsened mental health concerns. I would say loss is almost the overarching theme.”

Against this bleak backdrop, businesses in the

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Sales rise for VR Education’s remote learning tools

Virtual learning company VR Education has reported strong sales growth driven by its flagship online platform, Engage.

The Waterford-based firm said revenue in the first six months of 2020 reached €681,000. That is 37pc higher than a year ago.

Chief executive David Whelan said the world’s adoption of remote working amid the Covid-19 pandemic has proved “transformational for VR Education”. He described the firm’s outlook as “brighter than ever – in stark contrast to the difficulties many corporates are experiencing with restrictions and shutdowns”.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) registered a loss of €0.9m, the same as in 2019.

But analysts said VR Education is well positioned for strong second-half sales, particularly for Engage.

That online virtual learning and corporate training platform generated 33pc of sales in the first half of 2020, up from 18pc a year ago.

A desktop version of Engage was released in December

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Apple shuffles radio stations for its Music platform

Apple has announced two new radio stations are to launch on its Music service, while its flagship Beats 1 station has been renamed Apple Music 1.

The two new stations will be Apple Music Hits, playing popular songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, and Apple Music Country, focusing on country sounds.

The tech giant launched its music streaming service in 2015, which included the Beats 1 radio station, fronted by former BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe.

It has grown to include shows from the likes of Sir Elton John, Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga.

British R&B star Estelle has been confirmed among the daily hosts on Apple Music Hits.

Estelle (Ian West/PA)

Lowe, who is also Apple Music’s global creative director, said: “Apple Music is home — it’s home to artists, it’s home to fans, and it’s home to incredible music.

“I’m an obsessive music nerd. I love

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Cunningham throws for career-high 343 yards, Louisville posts 35-21 win over Western Kentucky – KyForward.com

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LOUISVILLE — Micale Cunningham passed for a career-high 343 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Louisville cruised to a 35-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Cunningham completed 19 of 34 passes with touchdowns of 28, 2 and 70 yards to surpass his previous yardage best of 288 last season against Boston College. The junior quarterback also rushed for a 14-yard touchdown.

A fumbled punt snap on Louisville’s opening possession resulted in Gaej Walker’s 1-yard TD run for WKU. Louisville regrouped to score on four of its next five drives, with Cunningham finding tight end Ean Pfeifer with his first TD pass that tied the game at 7-7.

After Cunningham gave Louisville a 14-7 lead with his 14-yard scoring run, Javian Hawkins rushed for a 19-yard touchdown and Marshon Ford caught a scoring pass to make it 28-7.

Louisville running back Javian Hawkins (10) turns the

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Schneider Electric implements site-wide SCADA system for QF’s Education City – Press Release

Schneider Electric is installing a site-wide supervisory control and data acquisition management solution at Qatar Foundation’s Education City. 

The technology will be implemented across every large building on campus, 42 in all, and will give Qatar Foundation’s operations and security teams a single, centralised platform to manage a number of processes across Education City, including monitoring and controlling energy usage, and temperature settings. The system provides a single, unified environment for real-time data acquisition, analysis, visualisation and integration of various applications.

Education City houses branch campuses of some of the world’s leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University, and Weill Cornell-Medicine, as well as Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation’s homegrown university, research institutes, and community facilities. While each building had its own building management system, Qatar Foundation wanted to have a solution that would enable a single unified view and

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American Development Model: Learn to Play

Learn to Play

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Boys 9-12
Girls 8-11

Primary focus: Continue to develop fundamental movement skills while beginning to develop fundamental golf skills.

Competition level: Focus on fun competition at the club, league or junior tour level. This stage is about progressing in skill and not competition results.

What the coach recommends: For Chris Knobloch, a kid golf specialist who runs Junior Golf 365 in Peachtree City, Georgia, this age group represents the bulk of his participants in after-school programs. It’s a time when most kids are involved in some kind of activity every day of the week.

One of the most important things to remember at this age, Knobloch said, is that juniors play from the correct tees. The forward yardage markers are often too long. His 8-year-old group, for example, starts from 50 yards. Find a marker on the course in

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