Existential crisis for the multibillion-dollar car insurance industry

Without humans to cause accidents, 90% of risk is removed. Insurers are scrambling to prepare. Self-Driving Cars might kill auto insurance as we know it.

Existential crisis for the multibillion-dollar car insurance industry

By Paul Tullis (Bloomberg) …If nobody’s driving, why do we need auto insurance? Premiums—and company revenue—are based on a driver’s likelihood of being in an accident, as well as actual crash rates. With more than 90 percent of accidents caused by human error, taking the driver out of the equation is going to mean big […]

Nigeria’s Presidential Election: Vote Buying, Tech Failures…

Reports of attacks and gunfire in some areas as voters go to polls to elect president

Nigeria’s Presidential Election: Vote Buying, Tech Failures…

By The Guardian  Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election went ahead on Saturday, marred by heavy gunfire in the north-east, killings in the south and reports of technology failures and vote buying across the country. Some voters arrived at polling stations at 3am to ensure their ballot was counted in an election dominated by the current president, […]

How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors

Block associations are groups of residents who decide to collaborate to strengthen a block or area.

How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors

By Alanna Schubach (brickunderground) We New Yorkers are not necessarily known for our neighborliness—according to New York magazine, we’d rather “endure an electric shock” than run into the strangers who share our apartment buildings and blocks. But our supposed aloofness doesn’t hold up when you consider the prevalence of block associations throughout the city—this list, […]

World’s biggest bee found alive

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science.

World’s biggest bee found alive

By Helen Briggs (BBC) The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace’s giant bee, the insect is named after the British naturalist and explorer […]

Amazon Blames NYC Politicians for Canceling Second Headquarters

Trillion-dollar companies going shopping for billion-dollar subsidies should be publicly shamed.

Amazon Blames NYC Politicians for Canceling Second Headquarters

By Derek Thompson (The Atlantic, Feb. 14, 2019) Amazon said on Thursday that it will cancel its plans to add a second corporate headquarters in New York City. The company had pledged to build a campus in Queens’ Long Island City in exchange for $3 billion in subsidies. In a statement, Amazon blamed local politicians for […]

Spinal Cord Injuries & Monetary Compensation

Spinal cord injuries result when any segment of the spinal cord is injured by a sudden blow to the spine that fractures, dislocates or crushes vertebrae. For FREE legal consultation, call 855-768-8845.

By FALAW  You hop onto your motorcycle for a leisurely drive to the beach, and you crash.   You hop into your car to go shopping for groceries, and you crash.  You are injured due to a defective product you assumed was safe since you thought the manufacturer was reputable.  You dived into a pool before […]

Meet the Hill staffers hired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to upend Washington

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received about 5,500 job applications for her office — a record, according to experts.

Meet the Hill staffers hired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to upend Washington

By Jeff Stein (The Washington Post) One is the daughter of an immigrant from Nigeria who wanted to understand the causes of her mom’s plight, starting a search that would lead her to Spelman, Oxford, Harvard, Georgetown, the State Department and, eventually, the halls of Congress. The other was raised by a single mother in […]

Will Justice Clarence Thomas Retire in the Summer of 2019?

With a conservative future of the Court secure, why wouldn’t he call it a day after twenty-eight years?

Will Justice Clarence Thomas Retire in the Summer of 2019?

By Jeffrey Toobin (The New Yorker) …Clarence Thomas [is] seventy years old and the longest-tenured Associate Justice on the Court. With fifty-three Republicans now in the Senate (and no filibusters allowed on Supreme Court nominations), President Trump would have a free hand in choosing a dream candidate for his conservative base if Thomas were to retire this year. […]

The Making of Kevin Durant: Two-time NBA Finals MVP and Budding Entrepreneur

No matter where he spends the rest of his career, Kevin Durant is determined to set himself up for success for the rest of his life.

The Making of Kevin Durant: Two-time NBA Finals MVP and Budding Entrepreneur

By Ramona Shelburne (ESPN) Life as a two-time NBA Finals MVP and budding entrepreneur can be a little like taking a speedboat down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — sensory and experiential overload around every turn. “My platform is hoops,” Durant says. “Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it […]

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