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Passenger Charged Over $14000 For 5-Mile Ride — Uber Surge Pricing

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Instead, he was hit with a bill for $18,518 (in Canadian dollars), which is about $14,420 when converted to US dollars. "My first reaction was to just laugh, because I thought it was probably just an error but then about 20 minutes (later), when I was with my friend, I thought I should probably check my credit card to make sure everything was OK", he told Vice . Read More »

Mobile will launch a TV service next year

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At the moment, T-Mobile isn't revealing much about what its TV service will be like, but the company did say that its LTE network will be at the heart of its mobile video plans. Layer3, which moved its headquarters from Boston to Denver in 2014, began offering TV service in Chicago past year, and has since expanded to areas including Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Longmont. Read More »

Taiwan's hiring outlook for Q1 2018 most optimistic in the world

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The survey collects data from almost 59,000 employers in 43 countries, including over 650 in New Zealand. Australia in general also recorded the third-strongest year-on-year gain of over 43 surveyed countries. "It will no doubt prompt fears that our high-flying jobs market might be cooling off". "With a low unemployment rate and a strong outlook, the labour market is rapidly approaching the point at which the war for talent will see wages pressure return to the economy", he said. Read More »

US TV Channel Claims Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge was man-made

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The always mysterious and mythologically engulfed bridge has come to a spotlight yet again after a recently released promo of an upcoming show called Ancient Land Bridge on the Science Channel in the USA mentioned that such a structure exists beyond mythology. Read More »

British city of Sheffield gives Uber a welcome boost

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London and Sheffield have both been in the news because regulators have ended up denying Uber the chance o renew its operating licence for a variety of reasons. Uber now has three weeks to decide whether it will appeal York council's decision at a magistrates' court. The move came after the firm failed to respond to requests for information about its management . Read More »

Bitcoin and Other Crypto's on the Rise

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Litecoin transactions take just over two minutes to go through, compared to an average of around almost 300 minutes for bitcoin. The faster block time of Litecoin reduces the risk of double spending because of confirmations. Through correlation coefficients, you can quantify how much using one asset will offset the price movements of another. Why is everyone moving away from Bitcoin to Litecoin? . Read More »

NCLT should have asked us before passing order: SC

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India's Supreme Court halted a government takeover of the management of top realty firm Unitech Ltd on Wednesday, saying the court is already seized of the matter. It said that the Supreme Court had allowed its promoter Sanjay Chandra to negotiate from jail to sell assets to generate funds to pay back buyers and yet the Centre had breached discipline and moved NCLT. Read More »

Move Aside EPA, The SEC Is Now Regulating Ecosystems!

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The news of Munchee's shutdown comes as a new report indicates that despite the number of ICOs coming to market continuing to surge, their failure rate is also rising. The company told investors that they could expect the tokens to increase in value, and the company said it would help create a secondary market for the tokens, the SEC said. Read More »

Ryanair pilots announce pre-Christmas strike

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While IMPACT only balloted around 84 directly employed pilots, they are predominantly captains, without whom planes can not fly. The Irish Air Line Pilots' Association (IALPA) union disagreed, saying that the 117 pilots expected to take part in the strike make up nearly 90 percent of the pilots directly employed by Ryanair in Ireland . Read More »

Facebook announces plan to stop diverting some ad revenue through Ireland

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The technology giant said yesterday that it would no longer book advertising sales made to larger customers located outside the United States via Dublin, its global headquarters. "We believe that moving to a local selling structure will provide more transparency to governments and policy-makers around the world who have called for greater visibility over the revenue associated with locally supported sales in their countries", Facebook CFO Dave Wehner said in a blog post today . Read More »

Did Donald Trump Just Sexually Harass Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter?

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Mr. Merkley was among the four senators who called on Mr. Trump to resign Monday after allegations from three of his previous accusers went public again. "At least 17 women have publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct", the letter, which was signed by 56 lawmakers, said. On Twitter Tuesday, Trump called Gillibrand a "lightweight". Read More »

United Kingdom inflation rises to highest level since March 2012

The ONS said the largest upward contributor to rising inflation between October and November was transport costs, which increased by 0.1%, compared with a fall of 0.3% during the same period previous year. Rising prices for a range of recreational and cultural goods and services, most notably computer games, also had an upward effect. Few, if any, experts think it will raise interest rates then. Read More »

Congress should block FCC's net neutrality vote, Internet experts say

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The FCC did open a comment forum to the public, but it reportedly experienced problems with spam and duplicate addresses allegedly submitted by bots. The FCC broke with established practice by not holding any public meetings to hear from citizens and experts about the appeal, the letter states. This makes sense: how can the FCC take into account public opinion on a matter directly affecting them when it seems as though comments are not in fact from the public? A small group of protesters ... Read More »

Suspect restrained on Sacramento-bound flight after threatening to kill crew, passengers

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Southwest Airlines addressed the incident in a statement issued to The Sacramento Bee . After forcing their way into the stall, flight attendants escorted Curbelo back to her seat and asked her to sit for the remainder of the flight. Police were waiting in Sacramento to arrest the woman, who was identified as Valerie Curbelo , 24. During the flight, Curbelo went to the lavatory to smoke, Hampton said. Read More »

Premier John Horgan to announce Site C decision Monday

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The government also says the province risked a credit downgrade and debt-servicing costs of up to $150 million annually if the project was cancelled and the treasury absorbed the $4 billion loss. "I don't know what the answer is, but I can say cabinet had a really hard decision to wrestle with", Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, the NDP's former environment critic, told Metro Sunday. Read More »

Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

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The online site Eater New York reported Monday that the incidents involve at least four women, three whom worked for Batali. In response to the accusations, Batali issued an apology in which he said the allegations "match-up" with his behavior. Read More »

Dallas Marathon Women's victor talks collapse, dramatic finish

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Incidentally, administrators of the non-elite race did deliberate before giving Self the victory, ruling that she would have won even if she hadn't received assistance. "There are opportunities to help everyone everywhere", she said. So I picked her up with all my might. Chandler Self, a Texas A&M graduate, won the women's title in an unofficial time of 2:53:58. Read More »

Bitcoin futures surge past $17000 on launch day

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The one-month contract for bitcoin futures opened Sunday at more than $15,000. However, it added that trading in the futures had not been disrupted. It has been a volatile week for Bitcoin. The CBOE futures do not involve actual bitcoin. Sunday marked the first time bitcoin futures have traded on a major US exchange. Read More »

French Baby Milk Maker Orders Global Recall Over Salmonella Fears

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Following 26 cases of children falling ill in France after consuming products sold by Lactalis , the dairy giant Sunday was forced to issue a worldwide recall of their baby milk formulas over salmonella contamination fears. A statement from the economy ministry said that the measures put in place by Lactalis since 2 December were " not sufficient to manage the risk of contamination" and a broader call was required. Read More »

Simultaneous Premier League games on TV 'will harm attendances'

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The division is offering domestic bidders for the 2019-20 to 2021-22 seasons the chance to show three midweek rounds of fixtures and a set of bank holiday matches in their entirety. Amazon and Facebook are both expected to join the bidding. Additionally, it will be interesting to see the attendance from away fans who would be travelling long distances. Read More »

McLaren Senna: The Most Extreme Street-Legal McLaren Yet

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As a homage to the late McLaren F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the new supercar represents major performance and engineering milestones for the British manufacturer. Then when you need them a set of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires and carbon-ceramic brakes should make stopping fast a doddle. The twin diffusers in the back and the large rear wing with active aero bits tell you about the intense wind-tunnel testing the Senna has undergone. Read More »

UK Snow: Heathrow airport faces flight delays, cancellations

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Aberdeen flights from Bristol, Heathrow and Amsterdam have also been cancelled. The airline is allowing customers due to fly yesterday and today to re-book until Monday, December 18. We apologise for any inconvenience but safety is our number one priority. After heavy snow followed by rain at the weekend, tourists travelling in and out of London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) can expect further delays on Monday, December 11. Read More »

Friday May Bring More of the Same for San Diego County

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An estimated 1,500 structures remained under threat into the weekend, but several thousand people had been allowed to return home, according to San Diego County officials. The relative humidity is below 15 percent across East County , adding to the wildfire danger. "Winds will diminish steadily from Sunday afternoon through Sunday night, and the critical fire weather conditions will wane Sunday night", the NWS said. Read More »