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A Brief History On December 19, 1912, US President William H. Taft pardoned the skipper of the ill-fated cruise ship, the PS General Slocum, which had burned and sunk on June 15, 1904, costing over 1000 people their lives.  Captain William Van Schaick had been convicted of negligence in the incident and had served 3 ½ years in prison at Sing Sing prior to his pardon. Digging Deeper The General Slocum was a cruise steamship built in 1891 that had made a career of taking sightseers around the waters of New York City.  Unfortunately, her owners and operators, including Captain…

A Brief History Nowadays, besides the make and model of the car, you want to insure there are many other factors that insurance companies consider to arrive at the premium that you must pay for the desired coverage. It is only normal for people to look for cheaper car insurance, but then it can affect the coverage because everything comes for a price. Looking it from another angle, you get what you pay for but knowing the factors that influence premium should help to have some idea about the kind of budget you must have for your car insurance. Even…

A Brief History Nowadays, every time you hit the road, you are taking a huge risk. There are so many things that could go wrong, and there are so many risk factors that are completely out of your hand. It is bad enough when you’re involved in car accidents due to the negligence of other drivers, but the risk becomes on a totally different level if your preferred motor vehicle is a motorcycle.  A motorcycle accident can be deadly for the motorist. When it’s not, the physical damage that the injured motorist sustains can last them a lifetime. But the…

A Brief History This date in history has always marked the beginnings of winter in Canada, and what a special time that is. The skies become cloudy and the weather gets cold, and you take out those fancy coats and jackets to enjoy the beautiful weather. While winter in Canada is indeed wonderful, it can also be perilous, especially when it comes to driving. It is never easy to navigate your vehicle on slippery roads, and you need to know how to handle yourself and the car when it is snowing because it can also get a bit overwhelming.  These…

A Brief History In March 2009, Uber was founded as UberCab by Garrett Camp, a computer programmer and the co-founder of StumbleUpon, and Travis Kalanick, who had sold his Red Swoosh startup for $19 million in 2007.  With the advent of self-driving technology in the market, it is no wonder that ride-hailing companies, like Uber, have decided to use self-driving cars for their transportation services. They adopt modern innovations to help people get from point A to point B, order food easily and quickly, and have access to seamless freight-booking solutions, but despite Uber’s intention to transform the transportation industry, the company has become…

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