In what has been… quite a year, people are finding joy wherever they can and with the festive season fast approaching, that means getting in the Christmas spirit.
That’s definitely true for one FedEx delivery driver who is going viral for his enthusiastic performance of Mariah Carey’s Christmas banger ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.
In a viral TikTok video posted by user @kaylaprosser2, the delivery driver in question is filmed rocking out in his van to the classic festive song and though he may be seated, he’s still got all the dance moves.
Uber Technologies shares surged higher Wednesday, as did its ride-sharing rival Lyft Inc. , as early indications from a ballot initiative in California suggest the two companies can continue to treat their drivers as independent contractors.
California voters look to have passed Proposition 22, the most expensive ballot initiative in the state’s history, by a 58% to 42% margin Wednesday, enabling Uber, Lyft and other so-called ‘gig economy’ companies to allow drivers and delivery workers to set their own hours. Passing Proposition 22 will override a 2019 law that classified the drivers as employees of the San Francisco companies.
The win also relieves the burden of offering healthcare, unemployment insurance and minimum wage salaries from gig economy companies, who had argued such cost would lead to job cuts and price increases.
Disabled IndyCar race car driver Sam Schmidt has returned to auto racing with the help of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), besting more than a dozen drivers in a recent two-day competition. Schmidt hadn’t raced competitively since crashing during a 200-mph practice lap 20 years ago, an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
He returned to competitive racing in Arrow’s newest Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM), a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette modified with electronic head and voice controls.
Schmidt was invited to race in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge, a national racing series for amateur drivers who modify street cars for competition. He competed in the regional held Oct. 10-11, 2020 at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Challenge included four driving events plus an engineering and design presentation. Schmidt finished 34th overall out of 42 entries. He finished 12th overall in the Start/Stop event, which measures
Uber was accused in a lawsuit filed Monday of discriminating against non-white drivers of color through its driver ratings system, adding to scrutiny over how the ride-hailing giant’s technology may unintentionally discriminate.
The class action lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, alleges Uber violated federal civil rights law by firing drivers based on racially biased driver ratings from customers.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Thomas Liu, who alleges he was fired in 2015 after riders were hostile to him because of his race and gave him unfair ratings.
Liu says they canceled on him after seeing his photograph and asked where he was from in an unfriendly way.
The complaint was originally filed in 2016 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, but
Nico Rosberg walked away from Formula 1 racing in 2016 to become an entrepreneur dedicated to improving the global environment. Now the former driver is back on the grid with a new racing team—Rosberg Xtreme Racing or XTR for which he’ll serve as founder and CEO.
His cars won’t foul the air. XTR is joining the off-road Extreme E racing series and will run 550-horsepower electric SUVs in what it describes as “remote environments around the world” to draw attention to the effects of climate change.
The electric vehicle circuit will run a five-race calendar on four continents, but some of its most important work will be off the track. That work will include projects with various institutions, promoting their environmental initiatives.