Tesla detailed its plans for driverless cars at its Autonomy Investor Day, which started 43 minutes late…or if you’re Elon Musk, right on time.
Tesla, but make it driverless
The big news: the Full Self-Driving computer, hardware that took three years to develop, fits behind a Tesla’s glove box, and holds two independent chips that exclusively run Tesla-encrypted software.
Because if you want something done right, get Samsung to build it for you. Tesla (-3.85%) had previously tapped Nvidia’s computing skills but took issue with its long client list and “generalized solution.”
Musk called this new computer solution the “best chip in the world…by a huge margin” and said today’s Teslas have everything they need for self-driving—aside from the software, which Musk says will undergo a plug-and-play update to make new models fully driverless down the road.
While yesterday was all about looking ahead, Tesla will be forced by its close buddies at the SEC to look back when it reports quarterly results tomorrow afternoon—and they’re all but guaranteed to show a loss.
As the WSJ points out, this week goes to show you…
There are two types of Tesla investors
The believers consider Tesla more tech than car company. Yesterday they got another taste of the Tesla Network, Musk’s vision of a shared fleet of super-efficient driverless cars to roll out as soon as next year.
ARK Investment says a successful Tesla Network could send the company’s stock to $4,000 per share in 2023. That’s appreciation of about 1,364%.
Then there are skeptics, who highlight severe operational hurdles that have plagued autonomous carmakers from Ford to Waymo. They say Autonomy Day is a tried-and-true play for Tesla, designed to ratchet up excitement ahead of bad news. Mainstay’s David Kudla to the Journal: “I’ve seen this movie before.”
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Still good, but definitely could be better. U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 2.6% annual rate in the fourth quarter of last year. While that’s better than economists predicted, it’s not quite the 3.4% GDP growth we saw in Q3.
But all in all, not too shabby for a quarter synonymous with uncertainty. Stocks slipped into bear market territory, the government partially shut down, and Pete & Ariana split up.
Let’s keep things in perspective:
Comparing Q4 to the rest of 2018 doesn’t feel right—tax cuts and government spending increases juiced Q2 GDP growth above 4%, the fastest rate since 2014.
And even with this cooling (which wasn’t as severe as expected), 2018 on the whole was one of the best years for the economy since the Great Recession.
Looking ahead: Many
economists expect growth to drop under the 2% threshold in Q1 (in part
because of the tail end of that government shutdown).
+ Slept through the lesson on GDP in Econ 101? Here’s a look at why it’s important.
Airbus said it will stop producing the A380 following a cut in orders from Emirates, the plane’s biggest customer. It joins the list of things that seem cool but don’t make much business sense, like Segways and the Fyre Festival.
After delays and cost overruns, the A380 entered service in 2007 with ambitions of shuttling close to 600 passengers between major hubs.
It’s pretty luxurious. (We flew economy from JFK –> Dubai in an A380…the cabin was roomier than an NYC apartment.)
But the industry changed
And the A380 got left in the contrails by smaller jets that were a) easier to fill and b) able to sidestep larger cities for more regional destinations.
No one was particularly surprised by the decision, as Airbus execs had been preparing the move for a year. Now, the company wants to focus on its more popular jets to capitalize on the growing number of air passengers (expected to increase 6% in 2019).
Welcome to Milan, one of Italy’s leading cities in fashion, cuisine, culture and design. Often skipped over in lieu of more touristy spots like Rome or Florence, Milan is definitely worth a visit. Here are some of the activities you just can’t miss in this Northern Italian gem.
Explore the Canals of Navigli
Venice isn’t the only Italian city where you can admire the sun set over canals. Milan’s Navigli district has five of the small waterways: Naviglio Grande, Naviglio Pavese, Naviglio Martesana, Naviglio di Paderno, Naviglio di Bereguardo. The canals are lined with shops, restaurants and bars and even the occasional street fair. You can boat down the canal, walk across via charming footbridges, bike alongside the water or check out the street art along the canal walls.
Visit the Cathedral
It may be touristy and crowded, but you can’t leave Milan without seeing its famed cathedral, simply known as il duomo — the fourth largest in the world. The majestic building towers over one of Milan’s most central squares, crowded with tourists, locals and even pigeons, but its stature is so impressive you won’t really notice the chaos around you. That’s a solid reason you should hang on to your personal belongings though. You don’t want your infatuation with the facade, which seems to be dripping in opulent Gothic styling, to distract you from potential pickpockets or overzealous street vendors.
Chow on Some Pizza
Milan has an up-and-coming, expansive dining scene — and some of the best pizza in the country (with both Neapolitan thin-crust and Roman square cut-styles). Piz is popular for its no-frills, colorful atmosphere and delicious, wood-fired margarita pizzas, which ooze melted mozzarella bufala. For a trendier take on the panned dish, reserve at Dry Milan, which pairs chic, creative cocktails with fancy pizzas topped with things like lemon zest, smoked pork cheek and salted shallot among a low-lit, trendy atmosphere.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Known as one of the world’s trendiest fashion capitals, shopping in Milan is practically a sport. You can peruse every fancy designer from A to Z around the high-end shopping district of Montenapolene, visit vintage shops along Porta Ticinese or hit one-of-a-kind boutiques on Tortona. When someone back home asks where you got that cool leather wallet or original bracelet, nothing sounds cooler than responding, “Oh, just in Milan
Milan is one of the most fashionable cities in the world, making people watching one of the most interesting things to do in this trendy city. See men in designer suits riding bikes, dogs dressed in fancy outfits, impeccably-dressed elderly couples and models wandering about everywhere. Find a tree-lined street near the Sempione park, relax on a bench with gelato and watch the world go by.
Induge in Gelato
Did somebody say gelato? Toss your diet out the window in and stop at one of the many gelato shops around town. While it’s near-impossible to get bad gelato pretty much anywhere in Italy, you’ll get more bang for your buck if you steer clear of touristy areas, like right around the Duomo. Gelateria Oasi has a massive selection of flavors, and Frozen also offers fruit shakes and chocolate bon bons too. You may have to wait in line at Gelateria della Musica, but the unique combination of flavors you can sample there is worth it.
See The Last Supper
Admire one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most renowned works The Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church. Plan to purchase tickets well in advance if you want to view the painting — guided tours are also available. We recommend planning to see the masterpiece sooner rather than later, which is a rather fragile state due to years of wear and tear and a couple botched renovation attempts.
Sip on Spritz & Vino
There’s nothing like leisurely sipping an afternoon Aperol Spritz overlooking the canal. An Aperol Spritz is made from prosecco, soda water and a bitter, orange flavored alcohol called Aperol. If the refreshing drink doesn’t tickle your fancy, sample a wine local to the Lombardy region, like a refreshing Franciacorta. Winetraveler’s favorite spots to sip are at Rita & Cocktails, one of Milan’s coolest bars or Mag Cafe, a quirky, hipster hangout.
Spin on the Bull’s Balls at the Galleria
This one might seem rogue, but spinning on the marble floor image of the Turin bull’s nether regions at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II will apparently bring you luck. Walk through the gallery, and you’re sure to see a group of people gathered in a circle, snapping photos and photos of their supposed luck-inducing spins. Give it a whirl!
Go Beyond the City Limits
While there’s plenty to do and see in the city of Milan, heading out to see the nearby lakes, villages and mountains of the picturesque Lombardy region will give you a true sense of Italy. Bergamo, just a short bus or train ride away, is a Medieval town bathed in fog, perched atop a hill. There’s also the romantic spot of Verona, home of the sordid love tale Romeo & Juliet. You’ve likely heard of Lake Como, which makes for a sophisticated getaway, or there’s also the less pretentious lake scenes of Garda, Iseo and Maggiore. When in doubt on where to head, Prosecco Road is just a short drive away!
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return on 29 November 2018, running until 20 January 2019, (literally) putting Amsterdam’s beautiful city centre and its canals in the limelight. Seach stay here
Amsterdam’s festival of light
Amsterdam Light Festival is a highlight of the holiday season and 2018/2019 marks its seventh edition. As in previous years, a whole host of Dutch and international artists will contribute to the festival, creating spectacular light sculptures around Amsterdam’s historic Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other special locations. The installations can be viewed from a boat, on foot or by bike. You can wander around and explore the works at your leisure, or follow one of the dedicated routes which enhance the experience.
Tours & events during the Amsterdam Light Festival
The renowned Water Colors canal cruises can be enjoyed for the entirety of the Amsterdam Light Festival, ensuring you can see the city at its best – from the water – and get up close to all of the major artworks. Also keep an eye out for guided tours and an extensive side-programme of activities and events taking place at museums, theatres, restaurants, shops and other locations in Amsterdam.
As the festival nears, more information will be made available. Head to theAmsterdam Light Festival website for more information and exclusive updates about the participating artist
The fado city is one of the most beautiful capitals you can discover in Europe and a place to plan a marvellous short getaway. If you want to enjoy the best part of it, start in the Belem Tower, a place to enjoy all the beautiful landscapes and where you will find The Geronimo’s, a huge temple that will leave you speechless. Also take a look to St. George’s Castle.
4 tips to find the musts in Lisbon
1. How to arrive to Lisbon: if you travel from Spain there are many ways to arrive by car but, if your trip starts far away, the best way to arrive to the Portuguese capital is by plane to its International Airport. Flights are not really expensive if you search them with enough time.
2. Travel between Portuguese capitals: if you have a van or even if you decide to rent a car there is a huge possibility to discover many Portuguese cities in your trip.
3. Apartments: the best option in Lisbon is the Bairro Alto, where you can share apartment and save some money if you like this type of lodging. You will enjoy having lunch or dinner here while having a walk in the fado bars of this Lisbon area.
if you want to have lunch: Portugal is a very cheap country in terms of gastronomy and, although in Lisbon it is a little expensive than in other villages, you will be able to taste their flavours and savours without spending a lot.
The Best places to stay in Lisbon
If you are wondering where to stay in the city, there are some areas that are perfect for low budget travellers. Hotels in Campolide are perfect if you are looking for a calm area not in the city centre. The Parque das Naçoes area is perfect if you are having a business travel as the Fair is here but, also take into account Plaça de Espanya or Campo Pequemp- Finally, the Marqués de Pombal or Saldanha area are perfect to stay in the city centre.
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Resently I and my wife travel from Bulgaria on the car to Greece. Distance from the border of Bulgaria to Thessaloniki about 130 km.
High season begin on the mid-May. There are empty beach in small village Paralia Dionysiou near airport Macedonia
Super clear water in the sea
The water temperature in the sea was only 20 degrees, but after sun stay over 3 h. It`s a warm!
It`s view from our room (35 euro/day) on first line
all rooms of the hotel were decorated handmade picturies