Following the Minneapolis City Council’s adoption of a new regulation on Thursday that would establish a minimum pay for rideshare drivers. Lyft and Uber threatened to cease operations there.
The Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance with certain rideshare worker safeguards, including a minimum wage for drivers of Uber and Lyft, by a vote of 7–5. The measure is up for veto by Mayor Jacob Frey, who has until next Wednesday, August 23, to do so.
According to the propose ordinance, drivers must paid at least $0.51 per minute and $1.40 per mile within Minneapolis. Gig workers throughout the nation are arguing for fair pay and benefits while Minneapolis debates the minimum wage. States and localities have attempted to establish legislation in recent years governing the expanding “gig economy,” or freelancing through apps like Grubhub and Uber, but have typically encountered vehement opposition.
In a letter to the council on Tuesday, Lyft warn that, should the measure pass, it will be force to stop operating in Minneapolis as of January 1, 2024.
In a statement provide, Lyft claimed that the measure would be bad for drivers, who would ultimately earn less because rates might quadruple and only the wealthiest people would still be able to afford a ride.
The business said that the law had been rush through the Council and request Frey to veto it in favor of giving the state’s rideshare task group more time to conduct its investigation.
Uber argument its drivers to contact the mayor and city council on Monday to request that they oppose the proposal in an email to its drivers. Uber claim that on Thursday, its drivers sent over 700 emails, although it did not say what was contain in them.
After escaping a London prison, a terrorist suspect is on the run
Following his Wednesday breakout from a London prison while posing as a chef, a British soldier who is now being. Held on terrorist related charges has become the target of a manhunt, according to authorities.
Just before 8 a.m. local time, Daniel Abed Khalife, 21, vanished from Wandsworth Prison, which is southwest of London. He had been awaiting trial for alleged violations of the Official Secrets Act and terrorism charges.
Khalife is an active British army soldier. According to the PA Media news agency, he is charged of detonating phony bombs at a military base.
The daring and unusual escape sparked a massive manhunt that disrupted travel plans and increased security measures at British ports.
Khalife was wearing “chef’s uniform, so red and white trousers, a white t-shirt, and brown shoes. ” Met Counter Terrorism Commander Dominic Murphy told reporters Wednesday outside Scotland Yard in London.
According to PA News agency, he apparently managed to get away by grabbing onto a delivery van. When questioned about the reports, Murphy responded that the jail service needed to provide an explanation.
The British public is being urged by police to assist with the search.
Officers described him as having a slender physique, having short brown hair, and standing around 6 feet 2 inches tall.
The probe is presently concentrated in London, according to Murphy, but “we also have notifications out to very force in the country.”
At the moment, you could characterize this as a nationwide manhunt involving every force in the country that has information that might be of use to us, Murphy said. We are collaborating closely with border partners to try and identify any risk that his departure from the nation might cause.
When asked if he anticipated the individual would leave the nation, Murphy replied, “It’s hard to predict at this point in time. We are willing to accept him wherever he goes.
Specifications for the Legacy 600, Boss Wagner’s Private Jet that Crashed in Russia
The Legacy 600 jet carrying the leader of the Wagner Group mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, crashed in Tver, Russia, Wednesday (23/8). This aircraft has specifications that are considere luxurious and very few incidents.
Previously, the Russian Federal Aviation Agency explained that the private jet carrying seven passengers crashed on its way from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, Wednesday (23/8) at around 18.20 local time.
Russian authorities said Prigozhin was on the flight’s manifest. All passengers were report dead.
Ian Petchenik of FlightRadar24 flight tracking data said at 6:19 p.m. Local time, the plane made an “abrupt vertical downward” maneuver. Within 30 seconds, the private jet plunged more than 8000 feet (2,438.4 meters). From its cruising altitude of 28,000 feet (8,534.4 meters).
The Legacy 600 is a medium-sized super aircraft develope by Embraer. A Brazilian conglomerate that manufactures commercial, military and executive aircraft. Regarding this incident, Embraer said he knew about a plane crash in Russia involving a Legacy 600 aircraft.
However the company said it had no further information regarding. The case and had not provided support services for the jet since 2019. The sanctions prevent Western aircraft manufacturers from providing parts or support for aircraft operating in Russia. Even so, citing Reuters, the aircraft which entered service in 2002 had only a few fatal incidents.
International Aviation HQ says there is only one record accident involving the Legacy 600. Which occurre in 2006 when the plane crashe into a Boeing 737-800. Gol in mid-air on Even though the plane was damage. The pilot was able to land it without loss of life or injury. Meanwhile, a Boeing commercial plane crashed and 154 passengers died. Two years later, a Brazilian air force report blamed two US pilots. Traffic controllers and a communications error in the 2006 mid-air crash. Lawyers for the pilots said air traffic controllers and weaknesses in Brazil’s air traffic control system contributed to the crash. Based on data from International Aviation HQ. The Legacy 600 produce a total of nearly 300 units before being discontinue in 2020.
The aircraft first entere service in April 2002 after being release at the Farnborough Airshow in 2000.
These jets are operate in more than 24 countries around the world, including Russia. The Legacy 600 is available in two model variants, namely Legacy Executive and Legacy Shuttle. The Legacy 600 incorporates most of the design features of the Embraer ERJ 145 and 135 families. It has a longer range and additional fuel tanks. This private jet features aerodynamic wingtips for increased performance. The dimensions of the aircraft include a length of 26.33 meters. A height of 6.76 meters and a wingspan of 21.17 meters.
The aircraft has a large cockpit with a spacious flight deck, equipped with the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite.
The Legacy 600 features an LCD display with cursor control device (CCD). New airspace operating standards and chart and map capabilities.
The electrical system on the flight deck includes four main DC generators. One 12kVA auxiliary power unit generator and two controllers. The aircraft is equippe with carbon brakes, an ice detection and prevention system and temperature monitoring on the cockpit display.
There are three cabin zones on board to accommodate up to 13 people. The cabin is equippe with a luggage compartment with an area of 6.8 cubic meters.
The aircraft is also equippe with about 1.3 cubic meters of internal storage space. The Legacy 600 has a total of 22 windows. With an area of approximately 265 square meters which provide plenty of natural light.
Quoting Aerospace, the Legacy 600 cabin is equippe with full-feature seats, a kitchen and a large toilet. There are also interior configuration features and low cabin noise. A touch screen monitor is provided in the cabin for the main control of the cabin system. Coffee maker or espresso machine, microwave oven and three power outlets. Cabins are also equippe with refrigerators and wine coolers. Processor Each engine produces a maximum thrust of approximately 7,953 lb. The aircraft is equippe with a dual channel full authority digital engine control system (FADEC). The Legacy 600 offers a range of up to 6,297 kilometers in a single trip.. The operating altitude of the aircraft is 12,497 meters.
How San Francisco is being divided by robotaxis
The cab approaches, and I feel a slight increase in my heartbeat. It’s a strange sight, one I didn’t think I’d ever witness in my life.
No one is driving the cab. It pulls to a stop in front of me and offers me the chance to use my phone to unlock the door before escorting me into the night.
But just as I’m ready to enter, a bystander comes over.
He warns me that they are hazardous. He cautions me to exercise caution after witnessing a person almost being ran over by a robotaxi.
Represents a group in San Francisco that opposes robotaxis and feels that the city has approved such a risky experiment that is endangering lives.
Others have taken things a step farther. A advocacy group started disabling the autos throughout the summer by placing cones on their bonnets.
Its work is referre to as “coning” by Safe Street Rebel, and some of its films have gained widespread popularity. However, for the time being, city officials are committe to allowing them to operate on their streets.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to approve two taxi services, Waymo and Cruise, operating a 24-hour service on August 10, 2023. They were previously only permitted to run paid rides at night.
However, six hours of public discussion – a conveyor belt of people sharing their hopes and fears – were heard by officials before to that decision.
There were Uber and Lyft drivers concerned that robotaxis would eliminate their means of subsistence: “If you let self-driving taxis grow, it’s going to steal families of their employment. I’m a single mother,” Rosine, an urban Uber driver, declared.
Garbage truck representatives claimed that the cars frequently broke down and blocked their vehicles. The fire department in San Francisco has criticized the autos for the same reason, alleging that it has been blocked 55 times this year.
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