An 88-year-old woman is suing Lyft after tripping over a rental scooter and fracturing her hip in Santa Monica, California. According to a local news report, 88-year-old Dorothy Green is suing Lyft after she tripped over one of the company’s rental scooters and fractured her hip.“Ms. Green suffered five fractures in her pelvis. Her quality of life and independence have dramatically changed as a result of her injuries,” Green’s attorney wrote in the complaint. “The responsible parties must pay for the harm caused.” Dorothy’s daughter, Paula Green, claims that the scooter caused her mother to fall into the street from the sidewalk. Dorothy Green lost a substantial amount of blood and broke several bones. “It was so crowded and she tried to get through there and somehow one of the scooters ended up catapulting her back into the street. She was on the floor. There was blood everywhere. Her arm is ripped to the bone,” Paula Green said in … [Read more...] about Lawsuit: Lyft Scooter Tripped 88-Year-Old Woman Who Broke Hip in Fall
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The Green New Dealers have taken Rahm Emanuel’s advice to heart: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” That is, use the occasion of a crisis to advance a pre-existing agenda, in this case, the remaking of the U.S. economy. Of course, they first had to manufacture — or, if one prefers, dramatically highlight — the crisis of climate change. And that’s a mission accomplished, at least as far as the left is concerned; a recent helpful headline from The Washington Post reads, “Americans increasingly see climate change as a crisis, poll shows.”Indeed, all the Democratic presidential hopefuls have signed on to some version of the Green New Deal; campaign pledges range from Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion to Bernie Sanders’ $16.3 trillion. So we can see: Following their Emanuel-esque logic, the Green New Dealers have moved the Overton Window on spending and regulating. HOUSTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidate … [Read more...] about American Renewal: The Green New Deal: Economic Opportunities? Or Bonfire Of The Necessities?
Audi brought several high-tech car demos to CES this week — as it did last year — including two that took us out into the mean streets of Las Vegas, subject to the whims of rush hour traffic. Fortunately, we had a couple interesting new features making our bumper-to-bumper commutes just a little bit easier. First, we tested a system that feeds upcoming traffic light data directly into the cockpit. While driving, the next light on your road is indicated in green with a suggested speed next to it — if it says 45mph, for instance, that means you'll make the light if you're going 45. When the light's red or about to turn red, the system indicates how many more seconds you've got before it changes back to green; if the car has a start-stop engine, it'll automatically fire up with five seconds left on the red so that you're not waiting for the engine to spool up when you take your foot off the brake. The goal is to help you make more green lights on surface streets … [Read more...] about What happens if you fall asleep in a self-driving car? Audi knows
On any given day, thousands of packages from Walmarts, Targets, and stores around the country travel north along a two-lane road out of Billings, Montana — past the Tumbleweed Saloon, past cows grazing on empty rangeland, past the Busy Bee Cafe and stands of short pines — to the town of Roundup, where they will be unboxed, re-boxed, and sent off to Amazon. At first glance, Roundup does not appear to be a hub for much of anything. Founded by homesteaders and ranchers in the late 19th century, it enjoyed boomlets as a coal town and a station along the Milwaukee railroad, but the coal tapped out and the train shut down, and the town’s population has now sunk below 2,000. Its Main Street is lined with homages to its frontier past: silhouettes of cowboys painted on boarded-up windows; dust-covered wagon wheels in otherwise empty storefronts; a noose dangling from “the hanging tree,” which a plaque explains was used to execute three cattle rustlers and two … [Read more...] about The everything town in the middle of nowhere
Developer Epic Games has changed how challenges work in Fortnite season 10, aka season X. Instead of daily challenges, there are Limited Time Mission Objectives that unlock a new objective every day. Weekly challenges are now simply the Battle Pass Missions, which, as the name states, are available for season 10 Battle Pass owners. Completing missions will unlock additional content and earn Battle Stars to reach tier 100 on the pass. Another big change in Fortnite's new season is the inclusion of Prestige missions. Once a set of challenges is completed, players can choose to redo the tasks. Each mission will consist of a similar requirement, though at a higher difficulty. Last Stop ChallengesFor week 10, Epic gave players some relief as the season comes to a close by only releasing a set of daily challenges and no Battle Pass challenges. The Last Stop missions will unlock over the course of the next seven days. Each day will have a new … [Read more...] about Fortnite season 10 week 10 challenges are the Last Stop before season 11