The Innisfil experiment: the town that replaced public transit with Uber

Ridership is high and there’s plenty of work for drivers, but success has come at a cost to this Ontario town

Photographs by Cole Burston

When Daniel Arrega, 19, heads to work at a mall in Innisfil, he has few options for his commute. Walking along the highway would take nearly three hours. A taxi is faster but expensive.

So he takes the town’s public transit: Uber.

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Vietnam offers grieving families loans to return bodies
Families of lorry death victims told neither British nor Vietnamese governments will fund repatriationImpoverished families of the 39 Vietnamese people found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex last month have been told that neither the British nor Vietnamese governments will bear the costs of repatriating the remains of their loved ones from the UK.Bui Huy Cuong, the deputy chairman of Can Loc district’s people’s committee in Ha Tinh province, where 10 of the victims are from, expressed uncertainty last week over whether the British or Vietnamese governments would pay. Continue reading...
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Now 50% off, this Bluetooth turntable lets you jam out retro-style
When it comes to music consumption, vinyl records have finally turned the tables on CDs. As a matter of fact, record sales are on track to surpass CD sales for the first time since 1986. It’s not hard to see why, either. Vinyl just sounds better; it’s crisp, warm, nostalgic and immersive. But, of course,...
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Vizio is updating SmartCast TVs to stream Disney+ via Chromecast
Vizio is promising Android users that they'll be able to beam Disney+ to their SmartCast TVs by the end of the year. Currently, iOS users can cast the Disney+ app to the TV using AirPlay 2. But Android users were left in the dark. Now, Vizio says it...
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How to Properly Iron Shirts, Pants, and Skirts
Freshly ironed clothing looks pretty great: clean, crisp and tidy. In theory, ironing is great and once you get started it’s not even that bad, but it’s also cumbersome and something that a lot of people tend to put off. Plus, you may be a little scared of ruining your favorite shirt or dress.Read more...
How to make a pie chart from your spreadsheet data in Microsoft Excel in 5 easy steps
Shutterstock You can easily make a pie chart in Excel, which is a great way to make numeric data appreciable at a glance, without the need for a deep dive into facts and figures. Excel can use the information already entered into a series of cells aligned in either a row or column of a spreadsheet to make a pie chart. Pie charts can be moved around within the Excel sheet and can also be dragged into other programs, such as Word or PowerPoint to dress up reports, presentations, and papers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One option for sharing reports with your team is to simply rattle off numbers. Think something like this: "We allocated 10% of operating budget to maintenance, 15% to hardware upgrades, 18% to renegotiated insurance and…" so on. You've already lost their attention. Numbers aren't that interesting when spoken about. But when your team can see the data laid out in a visual format, suddenly it all makes sense. Pie charts are a great way to present numerical data because they make comparing the magnitude of various numbers quick and easy, while also making the larger data set appreciable at a glance.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:How to turn off notifications on Windows 10 for individual programs, or all at onceHow to change the Notes settings on your iPhone to customize how notes are started, saved, and displayed'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it upSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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Stephen Miller planted anti-Rubio stories in Breitbart, leaked emails show
The emails offer a window into just how closely Miller coordinated with Breitbart, a publication that backed President Donald Trump early in his campaign.
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The 20 US colleges with the best return on your investment 40 years after you've enrolled
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce published a study titled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 colleges." It ranks universities by their return on investment (ROI) for students 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment. Forty years after enrollment, the top 20 schools with the highest ROI include four maritime or Marine institutions and two Ivy League schools. The top three spots are claimed by pharmacy colleges. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A degree from a small New York pharmacy college is more likely to give you a better bang for your buck than a pricey Ivy League school, according to a new report. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) published a study titled "A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 colleges" on Thursday that lists US colleges by their return-on-investment measures (ROI) in 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 years after enrollment. The ROI measure of the study is called "net present value" (NPV), which Georgetown University CEW defines as "how much a sum of money in the future is valued today." NPV includes measures such as costs, future earnings, and "length of time it would take to invest and earn a certain amount of money over a fixed horizon." Georgetown University CEW found that after 40 years, private colleges had a higher average ROI for bachelor's degrees than public colleges. It also found that certificate programs and community colleges had the highest ROI rankings at the 10-year post-enrollment milestone, but they were surpassed by bachelor's degrees in the long term. Of the top 20 universities, four were either maritime or Marine institutions, and two were Ivy League schools. The top three schools with the highest NPV after 40 years were all pharmacy colleges: MCPHS University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. On Business Insider's list, we also provide two additional measures for each university from the Department of Education's College Scorecard: six-year graduation rate for first-time bachelor's students (based on data from the 2017-2018 academic year) and median student loan principal at the start of repayment (based on data from the 2016-2017 academic year).20. Bentley University Elise Amendola/AP Images Location: Waltham, Massachusetts Graduation rate: 91% Median debt: $25,000 10-year NPV: $158,000 40-year NPV: $1,786,000   19. Colorado School of Mines Brennan Linsley/AP Images Location: Golden, Colorado Graduation rate: 78% Median debt: $21,915 10-year NPV: $203,000 40-year NPV: $1,794,000 18. California Institute of Technology Damian Dovarganes/AP Images Location: Pasadena, California Graduation rate: 89% Median debt: $11,500 10-year NPV: $200,000 40-year NPV: $1,810,000 See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Successful founders match their funding to their revenue. Here are 12 options to consider, from early days to venture.The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to scienceTwo students were killed in a school shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday — here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firearm deaths
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UK election: Labour targets the Snapchat youth vote
The digital dashboard: how parties’ spending adds up across social mediaThe digital election campaign is under way. Different audiences have been thoroughly A/B tested, and the parties have settled on some of their core messaging with the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats all having spent in excess of £100,000 on Facebook and Instagram campaigns to date.However, Facebook is not the only place that the parties are spending their money. Another online battleground we’re exploring this week is Google search, where paid ads appear alongside certain keywords. Although there’s often little scrutiny of these ads, they account for a significant amount of online spending – Labour has spent £64,000 since the end of October, equivalent to almost half its Facebook spending. Continue reading...
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Twitter's political ad ban could catch some brands in crossfire
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Media Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. On Friday, Twitter detailed the first iteration of its updated political advertising policies following CEO Jack Dorsey's announcement the platform would be banning such content from the platform per TechCrunch. For context, while Twitter will no longer allow paid promotion on certain types of political ads — like those submitted by politicians — it will still allow paid promotion for certain issue advertisements, although with limited targeting options. Political candidates can still post ad-like content on the platform, they just can't pay to place it in front of more people than it would find organically.  For Twitter, reducing the reach of political and issue advertisements serves to distance them from accusations that they profit from controversial political posts and exchanges. But whether removing promotional options for political figures actually impacts user experience on the platform is less certain. Politicians and political groups will still be able to post misleading or harmful material on the site via normal tweets, which can reach people organically and still create a risk for the company's public perception as a result. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The UK Labour Party plans to nationalize British TelecomAllianz is partnering with Microsoft to drive insurance industry innovationFacebook has released Instagram content moderation data for the first time
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'Sardines against Salvini': Italians pack squares in protest against far right
Thousands converge in bid to beat numbers drawn to League leader’s pre-election ralliesAn estimated 7,000 people have crammed together in the northern Italian city of Modena as part of a growing “sardines” movement against the politics of the far-right leader, Matteo Salvini, in which opponents attempt to beat the numbers he draws to his rallies.Protesters converged under the rain at Piazza Grande on Monday night as the former interior minister campaigned in the city before crucial regional elections in Emilia-Romagna, a leftwing stronghold. Continue reading...
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Meghan Markle addresses tabloid rumors in court documents
The papers were filed on Nov. 11 by the Duchess of Sussex's legal team in her case against Associated Newspapers.
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Day 3, Part 4: Alexander Vindman's opening statement
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is an expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, said in his opening statement Tuesday in the third day of public impeachment hearings he found the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "improper." Watch his opening statement.
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First-ever map of Saturn’s moon makes it a strong candidate for alien life
WASHINGTON – Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth. The map was based on radar, infrared and other data collected...
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Macy's tells customers their payment information may have been stolen by hackers
Scott Olson / Getty Images Macy's website recently suffered a data breach. An investigation on October 15 found that was linked to a website that stole customer payment data on the "Checkout" and "My Wallet" pages, the company wrote in a notice mailed to customers on Thursday. "We are aware of a data security incident involving a small number of our customers on," a representative from Macy's said in a statement. "We have investigated the matter thoroughly, addressed the cause and have implemented additional security measures as a precaution." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some Macy's customer payment data was stolen when its website was hacked last month, the company wrote in a notice. In a letter sent to customers on Thursday, Macy's informed shoppers about the breach, which the company believes occurred when a third party attached malicious computer code to via the "Checkout" and "My Wallet" pages. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: At its peak, Forever 21 made $4.4 billion in revenue. Here's what led to the brand's downfall and bankruptcy.See Also:Alibaba leaders deny 'sensational' claims made in viral Weibo post that said the Chinese e-commerce giant misreported its Singles Day salesChick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlashBlack Friday is dying, and the rise of Cyber Monday may be to blameSEE ALSO: Macy's is opening its doors to Black Friday shoppers on Thanksgiving
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Biofourmis teams up with Novartis to commercialize a digital therapeutics platform for heart failure patients
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Boston-based digital therapeutics (DTx) provider Biofourmis on Monday revealed that it both struck a deal with pharma giant Novartis to commercialize a DTx for monitoring heart failure patients and acquired wearable biosensor maker Biovotion, according to MedCity News. Novartis and Biofourmis seek to pinpoint early signs of heart failure exacerbations and steer treatments leveraging Biovotion wearables. Previously, Biofourmis was device agnostic, incorporating a variety of wearable tech into its digital therapies — but the buy will afford Biofourmis access to a bevy of new data via Biovotion's armband, dubbed Everion, which can power its predictive analytics platform. The wealth of data the Biofourmis product can collect could fuel more personalized treatments and clamp down on skyrocketing costs for heart failure patients. Patients taking Novartis' heart failure drug Entresto will strap on the Everion wearable and use Biofourmis' AI-powered heart failure platform to monitor their symptoms and manage their meds.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Samsung's plan to outsource more smartphones is a play to drive value to its Galaxy A seriesA genetic testing firm launched an atrial fibrillation research app on Apple devicesOmada Health secured a major coverage agreement and investment from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
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Walmart discounts these Star Wars Lego sets ahead of Black Friday
Steering away from electronics as holiday gifts? We’ve rounded up here a few Star War Lego sets that are discounted on Walmart.
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