India's new 'driverless' metro train keeps driver for now

Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 4:22 AM
Updated: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 4:22 AM


            Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, flags off to inaugurate Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, as Chief Minister and Governor of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, right, and Ram Naik, left, watch during a function in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. India's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though officials say it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two. Modi took an inaugural ride Monday on a short section of the 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles) Magenta Line, which connects the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub across the Yamuna river. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, flags off to inaugurate Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, as Chief Minister and Governor of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, right, and Ram Naik, left, watch during a function in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. India's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though officials say it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two. Modi took an inaugural ride Monday on a short section of the 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles) Magenta Line, which connects the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub across the Yamuna river. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India's capital launched a metro train with driverless technology Monday, though officials said it would operate with a driver for at least a year or two.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an inaugural ride on a short section of the 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) Magenta Line, which connects the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub across the Yamuna river.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corp. has said the highly automated train will run initially with a driver but could become driverless in the future. An official told the Indian Express newspaper that it would have human operators for "a year or two."

One of the new trains crashed through a wall at a depot last week, sparking concern about the automation technology. However, Delhi Metro said human error was the cause, with workers forgetting to re-engage the brakes after they had been disengaged for maintenance. The train rolled down a ramp and into the wall.

The Magenta Line is the latest addition to the Delhi Metro system, which opened 15 years ago and covers more than 200 kilometers (125 miles). It has made commuting to work and school much easier for many Delhi residents, though road congestion and air pollution remain serious problems.

Job posting for 'Chicken Nugget Connoisseur' is clucking good

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:01 PM

Wanted: ‘Chicken Nugget Connoisseur’

If you love Chicken Nuggets, this job will have you clucking in anticipation every day.

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“Just like a good steak, this opportunity is rare,” the British-based B&M budget retailer posted to its website. The job opening is for a “Chicken Nugget Connoisseur,” and the candidate who gets the job will receive a 25-pound voucher every month to spend on “fresh and frozen food” in their local B&M store. The job requires the nugget eater to share feedback with B&M.

“You’ll want to take a bite out of this,” B&M wrote on its website.

So, what kind of job experience does one need for this job?

In its job posting, B&M offers some specific clues:

  • Getting the 20 share box of nuggets from McDonald's and keeping them all for yourself;

  • Being the first in the office kitchen whenever someone says “there’s cake”;

  • That time you tripped and fell at a buffet and saved the plate before yourself;

  • Going to an event or party because there is free food;

  • You value the importance of a fish finger sandwich in life;

  • You can conduct a Powerpoint presentation on the reasoning behind curly fries being nicer than chips;

If you believe you qualify, wing it and apply.

U.S. marshal killed, officer wounded while serving warrant in Pennsylvania

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

Multiple police officers were shot Thursday morning in Harrisburg, according to the Dauphin County district attorney. (Photo via WPXI.com)
Multiple police officers were shot Thursday morning in Harrisburg, according to the Dauphin County district attorney. (Photo via WPXI.com)

A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and a police officer was injured Thursday morning when authorities said they were shot while serving a search warrant, according to multiple reports.

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PennLive.com reported that a deputy U.S. marshal was killed in the shooting, which happened around 6:30 a.m. in Harrisburg.

Amazon announces final 20 cities in the running for second headquarters

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:22 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Amazon

Officials with technology giant Amazon on Thursday announced that the company has narrowed down its list of possible sites for its second headquarters to 20 metropolitan areas.

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The company said it got nearly 240 proposals from across the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

“All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan, with Amazon Public Policy. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

Grandson surprises grandfather with restored 1957 Chevy

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 2:06 PM

Man Surprises Grandfather With Restored Chevy Classic

Fred Lamar’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sat in a garage, just as he left it, for 30 years.

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Until about a year ago, when his grandson, Cameron Dedman, started restoring the iconic Motor City machine.

On Saturday, Lamar, 81, nearly passed out when the car was revealed to him.

“I have been doing a full frame off restoration of this car a big surprise for my grandpa,” Dedman wrote in a post with the photos of the restored Bel Air. “He’s my best friend and truly deserves it.”

Lamar has owned the vehicle since the 1950s. The pair plan to take it to car shows this spring and summer, according to WHAS.