Cars for hire must put safety first

Hillsborough County’s Public Transportation Commission has been its own worst enemy, acting as a way station for corrupt officials while limiting competition in the taxicab industry. But that does not mean that for-hire car services should be allowed to sprout like weeds and operate on the county’s roads without any reasonable safety guarantees for paying passengers. Yet that is happening, thanks in part to a rushed and incomplete effort by

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What Kinds of Business Licenses Are There? | Small Business

The type of business license needed depends on the services or products sold. Check with your state and local government to determine what is correct for your particular business. Many state offices offer packets or kits detailing the business licenses needed to get started and required documentation. Houston offers a “One stop business center” with a “getting started” packet that includes information on business licenses.

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Rockstarz Limousine & Party Bus, a Brighton Limo & Party Bus Rentals Company in MI Offers Premier Transportation Services for Events – Press Release

Brighton, MI – If planning a daytime or evening event in Brighton, MI, with many guests or just a few, Rockstarz Limousine & Party Bus is a leader in the limousine and party bus rental industry with extensive experience providing the best transportation options in Brighton, MI, and the surrounding areas. The prestigious company has become the go-to company of Brighton, since it offers a wide variety

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N.L. reports new COVID-19 case linked to out-of-province TV series worker



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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A second person who works on the St. John’s-shot TV series “Hudson & Rex” has tested positive for COVID-19, but the show’s producer says the two cases linked to the canine-cop program do not pose a risk to the community.

“The system worked in terms of identifying somebody with a case,” producer Paul Pope said in an interview Monday. “What 

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Bill would kill Hillsborough’s public transportation agency

TAMPA — After a bill to abolish Hillsborough County’s controversial Public Transportation Committee died in December, it appeared the agency would escape the 2014 legislative session unscathed.

Maybe not.

State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) added an amendment to a seemingly unrelated bill that would outlaw the PTC, County Commissioner Victor Crist said Wednesday.

“It basically guts the agency, taking away all of its abilities to regulate,” said Crist, also

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FACTBOX-California is just one legal challenge for Uber around the world

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Aug 20 (Reuters) – A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services from Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot measure.

Here are some of the other major legal challenges Uber faces around the world:

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Limo companies struggling during pandemic say Edmonton fees crippling industry



a group of people sitting at a table: The limousine industry isn't getting too many bookings like this wedding, anymore and owners say they need help from the city.


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The limousine industry isn’t getting too many bookings like this wedding, anymore and owners say they need help from the city.

Edmonton limousine companies say COVID-19 has devastated their industry but the City of Edmonton is making their problems worse.

Read more: Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB

“It’s disappointing. It’s deflating,” said Suzan Burtic, who owns Legends Limousine with her husband

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Two more COVID deaths at Bethesda Place

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Twelve people remain hospitalized, including one person in intensive care.

Manitoba’s test positivity rate dropped to 1.3%.

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show an additional 1,339 tests were completed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 140,982.

Meanwhile, Roussin said the province handed out a fine to an individual in the PMHR this week for failing to self-isolate after being told

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The Westgate Hotel opened it’s doors downtown 50 years ago



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The luxurious Westgate Hotel opened its doors in downtown San Diego 50 years ago this week. At it’s dedication developer C. Arnholt Smith described the hotel as “our contribution to San Diego’s steps toward a metropolitan city.”

Smith, chairman of Westgate California corp., was owner of the 20-story 235-room downtown hotel and a major player

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Schoharie crash limo operator says victims should have known dangers

ALBANY — The people who perished in the Schoharie limousine crash should have known the risks they faced when they climbed into the doomed vehicle, lawyers who represent the limo company’s operator are arguing in response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of the passenger who rented the limo.

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Airlines Now Have ‘Flights to Nowhere’ For People Who Miss Flying

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As the pandemic continues to disrupt the travel industry, airlines have started offering new services that consider limitations in the “new normal.” When flying out of the country isn’t an option, passengers can now go on trips with no destination. They’ve been dubbed “flights to nowhere.”

On Sunday, Sept. 13, The Straits Times reported that Singapore Airlines is looking to launch no-destination trips by the end of October as a

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Erie-based limo owner settles with state AG office

The owner of an Erie-based limousine service has agreed to pay a fine and stop charging customers exorbitant, undisclosed fees, then charge them up to $500 each time they tried to get their money back.

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In a settlement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Matthew C. Barnes and two of his businesses agreed to pay $15,000 in civil penalties, customer restitution and legal fees, according to documents filed

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Vince Carter predicts a Boston Celtics win in Game 5, Pat Riley’s demands before joining Miami Heat in 1995 revealed

The Miami Heat are on the verge of entering the NBA Finals after 6 years. Thanks to a historical performance by rookie Tyler Herro, Erik Spoelstra’s men now have a 3-1 lead against the Boston Celtics. This morning, NBA legend Vince Carter talked about the Celtics’ chances of making a comeback in the series. In this article, we’ll take a look at Vince’s prediction for the next game, along with

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Feds: Limo owner dodged safety rules before Schoharie crash | Local News

ALBANY (AP) — The owner of the stretched limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York repeatedly changed the listed number of seats in the vehicle and took other steps to avoid safety regulations, according to documents released Wednesday by federal investigators.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s docket on the Oct. 6, 2018, crash in rural Schoharie contains dozens of documents, including an inspection report highlighting brake

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Mike Pence’s contemptible convention speech: A fable of failure, culture war and corruption

Vice President Mike Pence’s appearance as the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday was an ill-timed booking that mostly served to highlight his role in the Trump administration’s failed response to COVID-19, its continued culture wars and its blatant corruption. 

Exactly six months to the day since Trump claimed, in reference to the spreading novel coronavirus, “When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple

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Scamming Conservatives Now the Hottest Sector of U.S. Economy

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When former White House advisor Steve Bannon was arrested aboard the yacht of a fugitive Chinese billionaire last week, many saw it as another sign of wonton corruption within the Trump administration.

Yet economists saw hope. They’re calling this the “Summer of Swindle,” and say it may well rescue the U.S. economy.




According to the Treasury Department, scamming gullible conservatives

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Morris Co. Man, Special Olympics Athlete Home After COVID Battle

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – After more than four months of fighting, Colby Douglas is home after besting COVID-19. And he came home to hero’s welcome, Thursday.

The 21-year-old Special Olympics athlete with Down Syndrome spent 11 weeks in the hospital, 75 days, before being released to a rehab facility at then end of June.

Morris County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant David Kenny presented Colby with a proclamation signed by Sheriff

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Factbox: California is just one legal challenge for Uber around the world

(Reuters) – A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services from Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot measure.

Here are some of the other major legal challenges Uber faces around the world:

FRANCE

France’s top court in March recognized the right of an Uber driver to

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Manitoba reports 2 more coronavirus deaths, 20 new cases – Winnipeg

Two more Manitobans have lost their lives to COVID-19, provincial health officials say.

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, said the latest deaths are two women, one her 80s and another in her 90s, and both victims are linked to an ongoing outbreak at the Bethesda Place personal care home in Steinbach.

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COVID-19 in three Manitoba care homes

“This comes as a real reminder that

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