When A Grab Ride Nearly Kills You

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In March 2018, Singapore-based Bloomberg journalist Yoolim Lee ordered a lift via ride-hailing service Grab. She was heading to her daughter’s kindergarten. She never made it. There was an accident, and her driver fled the scene, with Ms. Lee trapped in the vehicle. She was freed but severely injured.   After recovering, Ms. Lee looked into services like Grab and even confronted the driver who picked her up that day. She told the moving and eye-opening story in Bloomberg Business Week.

After I returned to work in May, I began digging into the licensing process. Before July 2017, the government had allowed drivers who applied for a new mandatory vocational license a one-year grace period during which they could take the course and pass a written test. But of the 42,900 private-hire car drivers in this category, only 22,000 had managed to get a full license within a year. The implication, to me anyway, is that roughly half of these drivers shouldn’t have been on the road in the first place.

Apple Hosting iPad Urban Sketch Walks with Top Artists

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If you live in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Berlin you can sign up urban sketch walks hosted by some of the top iPad urban sketchers in the world. The iPad sketch walks are part of Apple’s promotion for the 10th anniversary of the Urban Sketchers community. The walks include renowned artists Uma Kelkar, Rob Sketcherman, Don Low, and Omar Jamarillo. The walks are free and will be an awesome opportunity to learn new iPad sketching skills from incredibly talented artists. You can sign up at the Apple Today website.

Apple Hosting iPad Urban Sketch Walks with Top Artists