Rent warning prompts Great Portland share slump

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Govt to create artificial rain in Riau to prevent wildfires

first_imgTopics : Dry peat is more susceptible to wildfires compared to the wetter ones; therefore, its water level needs to be continuously monitored as it can become susceptible to fires.“Our TMC operation will also focus on rewetting fire-prone peatland. If we can maintain their water level, we can reduce wildfires in the area,” he said.The artificial rain could also help fill reservoirs designated as water sources to extinguish forest and land fires, Tri went on to say.Another TMC agency official, Budi Haryono, said his office had developed an online monitoring system to detect peatland water levels, known as SMOKIES. The platform was created as an early warning system for forest fires.Read also: Indonesia faces gigantic task of restoring peatland destroyed by fireSMOKIES gathers data from automatic weather station (AWS) and ultrasonic sensors across the province to measure the water level on peatland. “The two instruments can be used to analyze water levels in peatland up to 1.5 meters deep. The data will be transmitted in real time to BPPT servers every hour,” Budi said.”We need to increase the number of SMOKIES instruments in forest fire-prone provinces so we can collect sufficient data.”Forest and land fires have been raging in several areas in Riau. The fires have caused thin smog covering Dumai, lowering visibility in the city to 2 kilometers. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), however, claimed it was unable to trace the source of the smog.Haze also covered Bengkalis island in Bengkalis regency, with an intensity increase on Tuesday night but having gradually decreased the next day. Authorities have spotted several hot spots in Bengkalis over the last several days. (nal) The government has launched a weather modification technology (TMC) program to create artificial rain in Riau in an attempt to prevent forest fires with the region entering dry season.The program will be administered by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT), which has designated Resmin Nurjadin Air Force base in Pekanbaru as the WMT program command center in the area.BPPT’s TMC agency head, Tri Handoko Seto, said he had deployed teams to Riau after the governor declared the emergency alert status for land and forest fires in the province.center_img “Our goal is to turn potentials of clouds into rain,” Tri said during the operation opening ceremony in Pekanbaru on Wednesday.“The operation is carried out to prevent forest fires in Riau. According to our data, the number of hot spots usually increases in march and will reach its peak in between August and September.”Read also: Police chief in Riau fired for lackluster performance in handling forest firesHe further explained that the artificial rain could also be used to wet peatland across the province. Research by various institutions found that most areas burned by wildfires were, among others, peatland.last_img read more

Top tips to know before you build

first_img MORE: Orbit Homes display home, Daintree 28, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.Mr Marriot said with a growing awareness around sustainability, there were steps buyers could take to build an environmentally friendly home, but also one that was cost effective in the long run.“In the initial stages of the process, it is important to consider the home’s orientation as this can affect how the home experiences seasonal variations in the sun’s path, as well as prevailing wind patterns,” he said. Orbit Homes display home, Oceania 31, at Peet Limited’s Flagstone development in Jimboomba.The home building process is an exciting time for any prospective homeowner, however, deciphering builder’s lingo can be stressful. The Daintree 28 kitchen.Orbit Homes managing director Craig Millson said their premium products were on display at Jimboomba where homeowners could see for themselves the “exceptional craftsmanship” they mastered over the past 40 years. The living area opens out to the outdoor entertaining at Orbit Home’s Jimboomba Oceana 31 display home.“While this is perfectly normal and exciting, these visits tend to be where confusion can begin.”He said the buyer should sit down with a sales consultant and before the land was purchased or a design was selected they needed to understand how the house will fit.“Part of this education should also include the sales consultant guiding the buyer through the detailed drawings to decipher the exact dimensions, electrical plans, window sizes and side elevations.”Another important element was to understand what was not included in the quote, as Mr Marriot said standard packages included the essentials, however, there were some items that were not included in the base price. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago Orbit Homes Queensland general manager Simon Marriot has offered an insight into the ways prospective buyers can avoid common oversights in order to get the most out of their builder.Mr Marriot said education and research was key. “Most people start online looking at floor plans and images of homes available, with the next step a visit to the display home villages to see these designs in the flesh,” he said. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “The reason we decided to showcase premium inclusions was that we believe this matches the needs and wants of the growing community in Jimboomba,” Mr Millson said. Own your own motocross track “These things can include anything from blinds to flyscreens, overhead kitchen cabinetry and landscaping,” he said.“Once a buyer has identified what is not included in a quote, it is recommended to create a separate list of the items that are considered most important to the individual.”The other thing to look at was how building materials affected the cost. RELATED: A home among the gum trees Home builder embarks on multi-residential projectlast_img read more

Shearwater Secures ONGC Survey Gig

first_imgShearwater GeoServices has been awarded a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition contract by ONGC for the planned 2017/2018 field season. The surveys are expected to take approximately five months with the main streamer vessel mobilizing to the APAC Region in the fourth quarter 2017.Irene Waage Basili, CEO of Shearwater comments: “This is the second consecutive year Shearwater will work for ONGC. A pleased customer is a repeat customer and we see this award as a testament of the quality of the deliverables from the Shearwater organization. We know the operational area well and in the challenging market we are all experiencing today, we are very pleased to have secured this contract which gives us full utilization for one of our vessels through the winter season.”Shearwater GeoServices is a marine geophysical services company, with a fleet of four seismic vessels, jointly owned by GC Rieber Shipping ASA and RASMUSSENGRUPPEN.“Shearwater has been operative since December 2016 and performance during the first year has exceeded the plans that formed the basis for establishing the company. We are proud to say that we have been able to maintain our solid financial platform despite a very challenging market situation through 2017,” says Irene Waage Basili.last_img read more

No sexpo please, we’re Hamiltonians

first_imgNZ Herald 23 Nov 2011There will be no sex expo in Hamilton under the current council’s watch. All but one Hamilton City councillor at yesterday’s strategy and policy meeting voted against hosting the R18 event at the new Claudelands Event Centre in March, amid accusations of trying to win votes after the V8 debacle cost the city almost $40 million.

Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends.

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! If you really want to torture a friend and make her hate you, by all means, make her a bridesmaid. Oh it doesn’t outwardly seem like such an awful “honor,” but the fact is, most women hate being bridesmaids more than five extra pounds during bikini season.Don’t believe me? Consider the phrase, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” or the way Pippa Middleton was described as being so envious of her sister, the princess. Think of the movie Bridesmaids. The fact is, being a bridesmaid is expensive, time-consuming, and yes, sometimes even envy-inducing as well. Just ask the British bridesmaid from hell who stole all the bride’s bachelorette party money and vanished.Awesome. Of course I had my own bridesmaid from hell, too.I was married more than eight years ago, but this woman’s behavior still stings. She had been a close high school friend, but we had drifted apart. Still I remembered that she told me she would be mad if I didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. So I did, with the caveat that she was welcome to say no and I wouldn’t be hurt at all.Instead she said yes and proceeded to complain about everything, from the food we served to the cost of the dresses. She talked about me behind my back to the other bridesmaids openly (which they told me). She refused to participate in the bridal party gift to the bride, which would have cost her $20, but instead created a really awkward moment where I thanked everyone and she had to tell me it wasn’t from her.Worst of all, she sent me passive-aggressive cards talking about past relationships and basically saying, “Gee I hope this one works.” The lady was insane. And by the end of it all, I (and all the other bridesmaids) hated her. Even having her stand up for me was more than I could handle. She and I haven’t spoken in eight years, but even now, when I think of it, I am deeply annoyed.The fact is, a bad bridesmaid can ruin a friendship. If I had it to do over again, I would have had my sister and my two best friends and that’s it. Unless you’re swimming in very good, awesome friends and can afford to buy each maid her dress for her, then my advice would be to skip the bridal party and just enjoy a drama-free The_Stircenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends. by: – June 24, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Patricia “Pat” Yeary

first_imgPatricia “Pat” G. Yeary, 76 of Dillsboro passed away February 28, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  She was born June 1, 1941 in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Stalder) Dunn-Becraft. She married Charles “Sonny” Yeary July 18, 1959 and he preceded her in death February 4, 2007. Pat worked in the retail business for many years. She enjoyed making flower arrangements, being outdoors and being with her family and grandchildren.Pat is survived by son: Charles “Chuck” Yeary of Cincinnati; daughter: Jackie (Jim) Woll of Cincinnati; 5 Grandchildren: Douglas, Kaitlin and Zachary Yeary; Allison and Mandy Woll.  She was preceded in death by parents, husband.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday March 3, 2018 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday 9-11 a.m. also at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Association or Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore funeral home to leave an online condolence for the family.last_img read more

Bengaluru FC clash with Maziya for a spot in AFC Cup group

first_imgMale (Maldives): Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC are set to face Maldivian side Maziya S&RC in a Playoff Round first leg clash of the 2020 AFC Cup, at the Maldives National Football Stadium on Wednesday.Despite having qualified with a massive 10-1 aggregate win over Bhutan’s Paro FC, Blues’ boss Carles Cuadrat says his side will have to work hard to claim a result in humid conditions. “I remember winning against Maziya S&RC with a late goal and when New Radiant got the better of us in 2017. We are in a good place with the big win in this competition against Paro FC, but this is a completely different situation and previous results don’t matter,” Cuadrat said.The Blues’ first-ever win in continental competition came against Maziya S&RC, and despite having the upper hand in clashes between the sides, Cuadrat maintains that past form counts for little. “It’s true that we have had a decent run against teams from the Maldives. But if you notice how we won some of the games, it was tough. Nishu scored in injury time at Kanteerava once, Johnson scored late on in the Maldives. It’s difficult to say that we are favorites,” he added.The Blues will be without skipper Sunil Chhetri, who continues his return from a muscle injury while midfielder Suresh Wangjam serves a one-game suspension, having picked up yellow cards in both clashes against Paro FC.The Marjan Sekulovski-coached Maziya side qualified for the playoff rounds with a victory on away goals over Bangladeshi Premier League side Abahani Dhaka, having returned with a 2-2 result from the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the first leg. (IANS) Also Read: AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Bhutan’s Paro FC in reverse legAlso Watch: ‘Dehal Kasirodam Utsav’ by Karbi Community observed in Guwahatilast_img read more

The Latest: Charlotte Hornets ramp up response to virus

first_img“We are really on top of him and how he is feeling and right now,” Todd said.___The 2020 Madrid Open, one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus, is going to be contested April 27-30 by tennis players holding controllers instead of rackets.The clay-court tournament on Monday announced its plan to go virtual, saying it will involve “the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes.”There will be 150,000 euros (about $160,000) in prize money each for the men’s and women’s events, with the winners deciding how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to enter. An additional 50,000 euros (about $55,000) will be given to reduce the social impact of the pandemic. Chicago’s eight pro teams and mayor Lori Lightfoot are teaming up to encourage residents to stay home to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.The Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox as well as the WNBA’s Sky, MLS’ Fire and National Women’s Soccer League’s Red Stars are joining with the mayor in the “We Are Not Playing” campaign to promote compliance with Illinois’ stay at home order.The initiative will kick off with billboards around Chicago and digital and social media advertisements. Player videos will come online in the next phase.“I am grateful to each of our hometown teams for stepping up and doing their part by joining in this call for every neighborhood and community,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “They’re not playing, and neither are we. The more we stay home and act responsibly, the more lives we’ll save, and the sooner we’ll be able to get our city back on track and enjoying the games we love.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Charlotte Hornets Foundation has initiated a multi-faceted response to assist with coronavirus relief efforts in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Through Project FRONTLINE the couple is funding the first 250 meals, which will be delivered to Mercy Hospital in Lorain, Ohio, on Wednesday. Another 300-500 meals are going to Harris Health in Houston on Tuesday.LaForce said over the phone from Florida that former Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has donated and the couple has been in contact with Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. about expanding the program.Smith and LaForce are both Ohio natives.“We’re hoping people can kick in anything, $10 or $20, for a cause to help people who are putting their lives on the line every single day,” LaForce said.___ Moore says the club still wants to “ensure the entire workforce is given as much protection as possible from redundancy and/or loss of earnings during this unprecedented period” but is now seeking “alternative ways to operate while there are no football matches.”Liverpool leads the league with 25 points and nine games to go in a season that has been indefinitely suspended.Moore says “despite the fact we were in a healthy position prior to this crisis, our revenues have been shut off, yet our outgoings remain.”___Manchester United has told staff they will all remain on full pay without any of them being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic. In a memo sent to the 32 teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings.“We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC (a group of league executives),” Goodell said, “and this will confirm that clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.”The draft originally was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but the NFL canceled all public events last month as a safeguard against the coronavirus.___The heads of the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours tell the AP that they are coordinating with each other as they weigh how to reschedule the sport’s calendar for whenever play can resume after the COVID-19 pandemic. ___Liverpool will no longer use a government scheme to furlough some non-playing staff after a backlash against the use of public cash by the wealthy European champions.Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says “we believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week to announce that we intended to apply to the Coronavirus Retention Scheme and furlough staff due to the suspension of the Premier League football calendar, and are truly sorry for that.”Under a job retention scheme implemented to help businesses survive the national lockdown, staff can be put on furlough and receive 80% of their salaries from the government, up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,000) a month.Liverpool had said it would top up salaries to ensure staff still received the full amount, but that still means using public funds to pay some staff. April 6, 2020 Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.”Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.”Spanish media reported the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation. ___ ___The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers have issued a challenge to area residents: Raise $200,000 for the city’s 12 community centers by noon Thursday and the two professional teams will kick in an extra $420,000.The community centers are helping to feed, support and care for vulnerable residents during the current COVID-19 pandemic.“There is no more important time to strengthen them, and we are encouraging everyone who can to chip in. We thank our friends at the Colts and are proud to join them in supporting our neighbors,” Pacers Sports & Entertainment president Rick Fuson said.The announcement comes one day after Colts owner Jim Irsay donated more than 10,000 of the hard-to-find N-95 masks to the Indiana State Department of Health for health care workers. ___Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal are each pledging $250,000 to help provide meals for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Boston and St. Louis. Tatum made the announcement on Instagram.The pledges will benefit Feeding America, the St. Louis Food Bank and Greater Boston Food Bank. Both Tatum and Beal are natives of St. Louis. “Just trying to find a way where I could be of some assistance during this time and always find a way to give back,” Tatum said during a conference call on Monday. The foundation will be donating $100,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund, as well three $25,000 donations to local nonprofit organizations. The foundation has pledged another $75,000 for future to-be-determined needs resulting from COVID-19.Hornets employees have also pledged to complete 1,000 hours of in-home volunteerism. That will include writing letters and cards to patients, making phone calls, administrative work, and utilizing their various skills to assist others. The Hornets have also established a COVID-19 resource center on the team’s website.“Even though there is no basketball being played, we still want to provide a way to be of service to our community and to have an immediate impact,” Hornets president and vice chairman Fred Whitfield said.___The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. Premier League rival Tottenham has faced criticism for placing some non-playing staff on a scheme that sees the government fund wages.United emailed its full-time staff on Monday morning and encouraged them to volunteer for the National Health Service or in their communities if their workload has been reduced or they cannot work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.For around 950 non-match-day, part-time workers, United is covering their average weekly pay based on hours worked between December and February. That commitment has been extended from the end of April until June 1.United is also paying around 3,000 part-time match-day personnel for the remaining Premier League games they would have worked this season.The season has been on hold since last month. No date has been set for the resumption of games. Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden says he and his family are taking special precautions amid the new coronavirus pandemic because 17-year-old son Travis has a common variable immune deficiency.“We’ve really had to be careful about what we’re bringing into the house and not leaving and making sure that if we do go out and do something, that we basically leave all of our clothes at the door and make sure that they get washed and wash our hands and make sure we’re really making the right choices because it can get scary for someone like him,” Reirden said Monday.Reirden says his family opted to stop having a nurse come to the house and give Travis plasma treatments for multiple reasons. He says his son didn’t want a nurse taking up four to six hours a trip when that time could be better used to treat patients with more urgent needs, and the family thought it better not to have another person in the house.Travis was out of school earlier this year because of the flu, and his parents continued to hold him out when COVID-19 became a serious concern. A doctor visit in mid-March before the NHL season was suspended turned up positive bloodwork and gave the Reirdens enough confidence that Travis was in a good spot healthwise.They continue to monitor the situation. The reduction is equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the current season is completed.The league adds “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.”Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown nearly a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. The Italian Cup semifinals also were interrupted after the first leg.At least 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19.___ The hypotheticals include extending the season beyond November by moving tournaments that already have been postponed to dates later in the year.As of now, both tours have suspended play until at least July 13 because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Wimbledon, which is run by the All England Club, was canceled for the first time since 1945.WTA Chairman Steve Simon says the women’s tour is “considering an extension to the current 44-week season to enable more tournaments to take place” in order to “maximize earning possibilities” for players left without the possibility of earning income by competing.ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi says the men’s tour is working “with the aim of rescheduling as many tournaments as possible.” ___Serie A says it has unanimously decided to reduce player salaries by a third if the season does not resume.The Italian soccer players’ association has not yet signed off on the deal.The league says in a statement that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The league says the agreement is “a common line of action to contain” salaries for “players, coaches and members of first squads.” Associated Press The list of players who will “compete” will be released later.The Madrid Open was supposed to be played May 1-10, but the entire European clay circuit was abandoned by the ATP and WTA. Both tours are suspended until at least July 13.Wimbledon was canceled entirely for 2020, while the French Open has been postponed from May until September.___Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and his wife, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce, have started a program to donate meals to medical workers in Ohio and Texas hospitals during the global COVID-19 pandemic. ___Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club says the player “repeatedly requested permission to travel to Russia for a personal matter” but “the Spanish league did not authorize it.” Celta says Smolov reported his whereabouts and was committed to return after the personal issues were resolved. It says Smolov would still be subjected to possible penalties for breaking the club’s internal regulations. Formula One race team ROKiT Williams Racing is putting an unspecified number of employees on furlough through the end of May.The team also announced senior management officials and the team’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz of Spain and Lando Norris of Britain, have taken a 20% pay cut that began April 1.“These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the team’s statement read. “However, our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff at Grove (the team headquarters) and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.”The move follows a similar announcement last week by McLaren’s F1 team.___ FIFA is providing global coordination with competition organizers to provide flexibility to ensure coronavirus-derailed seasons can be completed with as little financial turmoil as possible.FIFA does not set the dates of domestic or continental club competitions but does oversee the implementation of two transfer windows during the year.A FIFA task force has been exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and has backed flexibility in shifting the transfer windows and extending player contracts to allow seasons to be completed.A final decision will be made by the FIFA Bureau. That body includes the presidents of the six regional confederations.UEFA has already determined that competitions in Europe can run beyond the June 30 cut-off for player contracts. ___The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting the coronavirus.The Premier League club says Dolors Sala Carrió died near Barcelona in the city of Manresa. She was 82.City says “everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola has coached City since 2016. He previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Latest: Charlotte Hornets ramp up response to virus ___The Italian soccer players’ association has rejected a proposal from Serie A clubs to reduce salaries by a third if the season does not resume as “shameful and unmanageable.”Serie A said earlier that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The reduction would be equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the season is completed.Players’ association vice president Umberto Calcagno says in Gazzetta dello Sport that Serie A’s proposal makes “clear the intention to make only the players pay for the eventual damages from the crisis.” The NFL is planning a telethon to aid coronavirus relief efforts during the draft from April 23-25, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans.The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the telethon has not been announced publicly.Details on conducting the telethon and charities that will benefit will be released soon.Since the NFL’s business year began on March 18, the league has conducted free agency even as team facilities have been shut down and travel has been barred. Its biggest offseason event is the draft, which was scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely, with ESPN and NFL Network televising the proceedings.— Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner Cost-cutting is underway at many clubs and federations to deal with the financial impact of games not being played.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Elon Musk’s Boring Company proposes building a tunnel to Dodger Stadium

first_img“Whether it is flying overhead in an aerial transit system or bypassing traffic through an underground tunnel, we are always looking for innovative ways to make it easier for Dodgers fans to get to a game,” Tucker Kain, the Dodgers’ chief financial officer, said in a statement. “We are committed to working with our neighbors and fans as the project moves forward.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.If approved by the various government agencies that have to review the project, construction of the tunnel would take about 14 months, the company estimates. The Boring Company said it would pay the entire, undisclosed cost.Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti sounded interested in the idea of a privately funded project in a city that already has committed to $120 billion worth of work on 28 projects leading up to 2028, when Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympics.In a tweet, Garcetti called the proposal innovative.“Always exciting to see innovative ideas like the proposed Dugout Loop to @Dodgers Stadium that could help ease congestion on our roads and make our most iconic destinations more accessible to everyone,” he wrote. “This system is designed to be more like a highway and a bunch of off-ramps and loops connecting to the highway, kind of like cars,” Musk said. “Almost like an autonomous underground, multi-level car system … that costs a dollar.”While the aim of the Dugout Loop is to reduce traffic and parking issues around Elysian Park, the system would only carry a small fraction of the average number of fans who attend a Dodgers game.Initially, the system would carry just 1,400 people per event – about 2.5 percent of the average Dodger Stadium crowd. That could eventually expand to 2,800 per game.The Dodgers, who have also received a proposal for a gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium, have led Major League Baseball in total attendance since the 2013 season.The Boring Company is making its studies available for public review from Aug. 16 to Sept. 17. A hearing will be held at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 28 from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.According to The Boring Company’s projections, 1,400 fans will be able to take the company’s underground high-speed electric vehicles through a tunnel called “The Dugout Loop” instead of sitting in traffic. That number can eventually rise to 2,800 fans. (The Boring Company) Sheriff’s deputies are not wearing masks as required, Inspector General says Los Angeles firefighter missing in Mexico Elon Musk’s tunneling company has proposed a solution to the traffic problems fans experience getting to Dodgers games.His Hawthorne-based Boring Company on Wednesday proposed a 3.6-mile underground tunnel to Dodger Stadium called the Dugout Loop – a “zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system” that would take fans from one of three Metro Red Line stations to the stadium in less than four minutes.Instead of driving to Chavez Ravine in stop-and-go traffic, passengers would load into electric skates that could transport approximately 1,400 fans from East Hollywood, Koreatown or Los Feliz to Dodger Stadium. These pod-like electric skates, which could carry 8-16 passengers at a time, would travel up to 150 miles per hour.Fares are not finalized, but the trip is expected to cost about $1, and riders would be able to purchase tickets in advance through a mobile app. Musk, the founder of electric automobile maker Tesla and Hawthorne-based space exploration firm SpaceX, in May detailed the Boring Company’s plans to build mass transit tunnels beneath L.A., a system he said will carry people from downtown to LAX, a distance of 11 miles, in eight minutes.Related Articlescenter_img Body of Montebello Marine comes home amid procession led by military, first responders Lake fire is 65% contained; all remaining evacuations to be lifted Tuesday Coronavirus trends falling in LA County; health officer says he knows why Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more