The Kingfisher Airlines staff had set deadline for Chairman Vijay Mallya to clear all their outstanding salaries. They threatened that they would stop working and take to the streets if the airlines fail to meet their deadline, that is till 8 PM on Tuesday.This comes a day after Mallya sent letter to the staff on the salary issue in which he assured payment of salaries starting this week.However, Mallya’s letter had failed to pacify the annoyed employees who have not got salaries since December last year.After Monday’s meeting, the Kingfisher staff decided to stop working and protest if salary is not credited by Tuesday. To make their stance more evident, they have also shot off a dissent note to the Kingfisher management noting their demands.In the letter to Mallya and company, employees have said that they cannot undertake any duties owing to the mental stress caused by the serious economic crunch that could jeopardise the safety of both company and the valuable guests.Agitating employees even urged the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a franchise of Indian Premier League that’s owned by liquor baron Mallya, to boycott the match. The debt-ridden airlines had already scaled down its operation on a large number, which’s only flying 16 of 64 aircrafts. Meanwhile, it had completely grounded all international flights since March 25 and struggling to meet the issued schedule.
Waymo plans to launch the world’s first commercial driverless car service by December. What first began at Google, was rebranded in 2016 and brought directly under the parent company, Alphabet. Waymo already is on road for a small group of 400 families in the Phoenix area and is now expanding with a license in California. They plan to continue expanding, getting licenses in areas as they do. End of last month Waymo acquired a license from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to run driverless cars on public roads. Businesses are expected to be the main customers. Waymo gets a permit from California DMV The permit will allow Waymo to drive in both day and night with a speed limit of 65 mph. They state in a blog post: “Our vehicles can safely handle fog and light rain,”. The company has collected data by driving millions of miles through years of driving to train the artificial intelligence system in use. When faced with a situation it does not understand, a self-driving car will wait to understand how to proceed. They also have fleet and rider support with humans to solve any issues that the self-driving car cannot. Waymo has deals with companies like Fiat and Jaguar to make thousands of vehicles driverless. Waymo systems drove millions and billions of miles Other than the 10 million real miles, the Waymo system was also subject to 7 billion simulated miles to make the self-driving tech an experienced driver. There will also be backup drivers in some cars to take over if necessary so that the riders are at ease of mind. John Krafcik, Waymo CEO said to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, that this service will be available for customers as well as businesses. What is surprising is that companies like Walmart, Avis Budget Group Inc., and AutoNation Inc. are also interested in this service and are willing to pay for their customers’ rides. For more details, read the Waymo blog post. Read next Lyft acquires computer vision startup Blue Vision Labs, in a bid to win the self driving car race This self-driving car can drive in its imagination using deep reinforcement learning Tesla is building its own AI hardware for self-driving car
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Friday, April 21, 2017 ORLANDO — Seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are offering ‘Spring into Summer Rates’ for stays from now through July 31. Plus, as a bonus, guests at participating hotels will also receive the ‘Disney Springs Passport’ booklet featuring exclusive discounts and specials from Disney Springs merchants including House of Blues Restaurant, Wolfgang Puck Express and Rainforest Café.Participating hotels include: B Resort & Spa, rates from US$89; Best Western Lake Buena Vista, from $79; DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando, from $139; Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, from $134; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, from $116; Holiday Inn Orlando, from $95; and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, from $82. Rates are per room, per night.In addition to having an ideal location with an easy walk to the expanded Disney Springs, these seven official Walt Disney World Hotels also provide shuttle transportation every 30 minutes to all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, two water parks and at night to the Disney Springs area.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJWith these rates, guests can save money while taking in exciting new offerings at the Walt Disney World Resort, including ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks’ and ‘The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Also not to be missed are ‘Frozen Ever After’ at Epcot, ‘Kilimanjaro Safaris’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and new this summer ‘Happily Ever After’, the largest projection and fireworks show in Magic Kingdom Park history.For more go to DisneySpringsHotels.com. Share Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels sweetens summer with discount rates Tags: Disney, Family Travel, Promotions, Theme Parks & Attractions Travelweek Group