Walter Wallace Jr., 27, a 'family man' with many mental health crises and encounters with police
PHILADELPHIA — A few steps from chalk lines that had circled shell casings and other evidence from a Monday afternoon police shooting in West Philadelphia, family, friends, and neighbors recalled 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr.:A father of eight who struggled with mental illness. A quiet neighbor. An Uber Eats driver and aspiring rapper.A cousin opened the doors of her red Toyota Camry, plugged her phone into its speakers, and played one of Wallace’s songs, “Black Hearted,” then doubled over in the middle of the 6100 block of Locust Street and wept.Neighbors and family members sat on their step...
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Whatever happened to: Grab driver arrested by cop blocking mall driveway
MANILA, Philippines (First published October 28) — Florence Norial, the Grab driver who was arrested in early October, is set to file a case against Police Capt. Ronald Saquilayan, the cop who she says assaulted and later arrested her without warrant and without reading her rights.This was confirmed to Philstar.com in an online exchange with Mirza Miguel Shahzad, Norial’s boyfriend, who was with her throughout her arrest.Norial and Shahzad in separate accounts on social media wrote that Saquilayan, who was in plainclothes at the time, hit the former with a car door in front of a cafe in Taguig...
Lawsuit Against Uber Alleges Discrimination Against Non-White Drivers
New Class Action Lawsuit Against Uber Alleges Employment Discrimination Against Non-White DriversQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe federal complaint, filed in the Northern District of California, alleges that Uber’s termination of drivers based on its star rating system, which allows passengers to score drivers, constitutes racial discriminationLawsuit Against Uber Alleges Racial DiscriminationSan Francisco, CA — A former driver for Uber who was deactivated due to Uber’s use of a star rating system filed a national class action lawsuit today against the transportation service...
US foreign policy viewed as a key driver of Arab region’s events
Arab News, in collaboration with YouGov, the leading polling agency, launched a survey of 3,097 participants from 18 countries in September to answer the following question: What are Arabs expecting from the next US administration?The poll, which spans North Africa, the Levant and the Gulf, was established to gauge public opinion on US politics in relation to the region.The relatively large sample covered various demographics to maximize the representation of public opinion. The survey included adult males and females above 18 years old, and aimed to understand what the Arab public expects fro...
Pagdanganan in the mix in Drive On Championship
Bianca Pagdanganan wielded her booming driver anew but the rookie pro had to offset a shaky backside start with a huge frontside rally to stay in the hunt in the Ladies Professional Golf Association Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia Thursday.Pagdanganan tamed the par-72 layout’s front nine with five birdies against a bogey for a 68 at the Great Waters course to share sixth place with former Major winner Pernila Lindberg of Sweden and Marissa Steen of the US.The trio were three shots behind the hot-starting pair of world No. 5 Daniella Kang and fellow American Jennifer Song ...
Sharjah petrol pump crash perpetrator referred to Public Prosecution
Sharjah: The Sharjah Police have referred the Asian driver who crashed into a petrol station to the Public Prosecution. The motorist, driving at a high speed, veering from its lane on the night of October 13 and crashed into a petrol station on Al-Ittihad Road in Sharjah, damaging the station and causing minor injuries to two station employees. He later ran away from the accident site.Police said they received a report from the Central Operations Room at 11:45pm on Tuesday, about the crash. Specialised teams rushed to the site. The inspection revealed that the accident occurred as a result of ...
Keyamo loses driver to #EndSARS protest
The ongoing #EndSARS protest has claimed the driver of Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.The Minister broke the news on Thursday.He said the driver, Yohanna Shankuk, was knocked down in Abuja on Wednesday by a vehicle that took one-way to avoid advancing protesters.The late Shankuk was on his way to Keyamo’s private office before the incident took place.ADVERTISEMENTThe incident was said to have occurred at Berger Roundabout, Abuja.The bereaved Minister tweeted: “I regret to announce that my driver, Mr. Yohanna Shankuk, died yesterday in Abuja as a result of the protes...
Grab driver released a week after altercation
Grab driver released a week after altercationMANILA, Philippines — Florence Norial, the Grab driver involved in an altercation with a police captain on Tuesday, October 6, was finally released from detention Tuesday afternoon as confirmed by her boyfriend Mirzah Shahzad in an online exchange with Philstar.com.“Yes, she was able to leave earlier at around 1 p.m.,” he said in Filipino, adding that the two were considering filing a case against the erring cops.That Tuesday night, Norial and Shahzad in separate accounts on social media wrote that Police Capt. Ronald Saquilayan, who was out of unif...
Two killed, two injured as bus crushes motorcycle in Imo
Two persons were killed after a driver with The Young Shall Grow Motors commercial vehicle crushed a motorcyclist and his three passengers along Owerri-Umuahia road in Oboama Nguru community in Aboh Mbaise council area of Imo State.Two other occupants of the motorcycle, who were rescued from the scene of the accident, sustained varying degrees of injuries and have been taken to the nearby Adeniyi Hospital at Ahiara for treatment by emergency responders.Village sources gave the names of the deceased as Joseph Amadi and Ifeanyi Madu while Vitus Anyanwu and Chinemerem Anyanwu sustained fatal inju...
Digitalisation is the driver for sustainability
When it comes to exploring the Nigerian insurance industry’s uniqueness, the low insurance penetration rate (IPR), which is at 0.7 percent relative to gross domestic product (GDP), is first and majorly due to the lack of knowledge and information availed to the public on insurance. With over 70 percent of the population living below the poverty line, low levels of education and cultural influence make the consumer base sceptical of trusting their finances with insurance organizations.The banking industry’s volatile nature, relative to ease of access consumers have in seeking loans, has put off...