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Uber’s fate in Toronto now in hands of judge. Blatter resigns as FIFA president just after his re-election. Fines have been increased for those who text and drive. A dangerous night on the roads sends six to hospital. A massive orgy has been planned to take place at Trinity Bellwoods Park on June 21st.
UBER’S FATE IN TORONTO NOW IN THE HAND OF JUDGE
A Toronto judge is mulling over the fate of the Uber taxi app. The city is requesting an injunction against the ride sharing firm and the judge admits whatever the decision is, it will likely be appealed to a higher court. The justice says it will take him some time to come to a decision after two days of arguments but he hinted to the outcome, the case seems destined for Ontario’s Court of Appeal. In the meantime, Uber officials say there’s an opportunity to continue to work amicably with Mayor Tory and the city councillors.
BLATTER RESIGNS AS FIFA PRESIDENT AFTER RE-ELECTION
Sepp Blatter will resign as the FIFA president amid a $150 million corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. It was just on Friday when the 79-year-old was re-elected to a fifth term as president, two days after the crisis erupted which saw seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich.
Interpol has added six people connected to the FIFA scandal on it’s worldwide most wanted list. Two former FIFA officials, including ex-vice president Jack Warner and four corporate executives are being sought on racketeering and corruption charges. This follows last week’s move by police in the US and Switzerland to charge 14-people in the $150 million scam.
FINES JUMP FOR TEXTING AND DRIVING
Behind the wheel? You might want to think twice about picking up that smart phone. Provincial politicians passed legislation Tuesday that increases fines and penalties for drivers who text, email or use a handheld phone spike significantly. Under the new legislation, fines will jump to a maximum of $1,000 and three demerit points. Currenty, fines range from just $60 to $500. Using handheld electronic devices while driving has been outlawed in the Province since 2009, with the exception of emergency calls to 9-1-1. Siting a number of recent studies on distracted, Ontario’s Government says distracted drivers are four times more likely to be in a crash.
DANGEROUS NIGHT ON THE ROADS SENDS 6 TO HOSPITAL
Perhaps it was the full moon behind a serious of unrelated, serious crashes in the GTA early this morning that sent five people to hospital. Around midnight a car slammed into a utility pole at Mount Pleasant and St. Clair. An hour later, another vehicle crashed into a pole on Mount Pleasant near Bloor. Minutes after that, a car and bus collided on Bayview north of Cummer. And not long after that, a taxi and an Uber cab t-boned each other at King and Princess Street.
MASSIVE ORGY TO TAKE PLACE AT TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK
It seems some people in Toronto are preparing to welcome summer in a rather bold fashion. According to a Facebook page, more than 1000 people have RSVP’s to attend an orgy at Trinity Bellwoods Park on June 21st to mark the solstice. Police are aware of the plans and assure that anyone ditching their clothes for a romp in the park could be charged with committing an indecent act.