The Daily Populous

Sunday February 11st, 2018 evening edition

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She's working to build the machine that builds the machine: Tesla's highly automated assembly line for the Model 3.

They're students of the practical, scrutinizers of systems, and, at Tesla, pretty much heroes.

Few companies in history have so thoroughly combined a compelling vision of the future with innovative ways to design, build, power, and sell cars.

But Sheena Patterson, a staff manufacturing engineer who's been at Tesla for nearly three years, is the exception.

Her thing is what's called general assembly, which means creating production lines that can mass-produce the equipment that makes the cars Tesla sells.

Gambit draws adhesive from large barrels and can save Tesla time and money on this delicate phase of production.

It's a glimpse into Musk's plans for factories of the future: almost fully automated, with robots that can build cars so fast that air resistance becomes a problem. »

Snowboarder Red Gerard wins first U.S. gold medal of 2018 Winter Olympics

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For the second Olympics in a row, the first U.S. medal of the Winter Olympics has come in men's snowboard slopestyle.

"I've never really found myself thinking about [the Olympics]," Gerard said when asked about the Olympics last year.

Not only did Gerard win Team USA's first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics, he also made history by becoming the youngest Olympic snowboarding champion ever and the first athlete born in the 2000s to ever win a medal at any Winter Olympics. »

America, New Zealand and Canada top list of world’s most generous nations

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The USA, New Zealand and Canada have the highest rate of charitable donations as a percentage gross domestic product (GDP), the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) found.

The UK had the fourth highest rate of charitable donations in a study of 24 nations and topped all other EU countries that were looked at.

CAF’s report took data from countries accounting for around 75 per cent of global GDP and 53 per cent of the world population. »

Equifax says more private data was stolen in 2017 breach than first revealed

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In September, the Atlanta, GA-based credit giant revealed a huge data breach, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and in some cases driver's license numbers.

But documents seen by members of the Senate Banking Committee suggest the types of data stolen were wider than the company first reported.

Under the legislation, Equifax would have to pay billions in damages for its 2017 breach. »