By Ben Spurr Transportation Reporter Fri., Nov. 23, 2018 The TTC’s elimination of the Metropass program at the end of this month will mark a big change for Toronto commuters, who have been using the card to travel the transit system since 1980. But the end of the Metropass, which is being phased out in favour of the new Presto fare-card system, might also shed light on a question that’s vexed the transit agency in recent years: the TTC’s official numbers show that transit ridership is declining, so why do the network’s buses, streetcars and subways seem just as crowded as ever? According to TTC executives, the answer could be that the Metropass program has artificially inflated ridership counts for years, and there has been no significant decline at all. “I don’t think that people are actually riding less. So therefore, it does beg the question about how we were counting (riders),” said Dan Wright, the TTC’s … [Read more...] about TTC executives say they may have been overestimating for years how many rides Metropass users were taking
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source Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr Confidence isn’t something you are necessarily born with – but you can learn it. There are a few confidence hacks you can use to impress a colleague, boss, vendor, date or date, and help them perceive you in a more positive way. Confident people don’t contract their bodies – boost your body language by making simple adjustments, like standing up straight or crossing your arm over the chair next to you. Affirmative language like “I can,” or “I will,” is much better than saying “I’ll try,” or “I think.” Additionally, nix any negativity – optimism is a sign of leadership. You should also ask for what you want. Asking is assertive, and asserting yourself shows confidence. The most successful people aren’t necessarily born the most beautiful, talented, or into the most educated families – but they have mastered the art … [Read more...] about 5 steps that can change how others perceive you for the better
caption A worker at an Amazon warehouse. source Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ annual letter to shareholders indicates that 100 million people pay for Prime globally. It’s the first time the company has revealed the number of Prime subscribers. Shares of Amazon were up nearly 2% ahead of Thursday’s opening bell. Watch Amazon in real time here. Amazon was gaining ground Thursday morning, up 1.91%, the morning after CEO Jeff Bezos released a letter to shareholders saying 100 million people paid for Prime globally. This is the first time Amazon has revealed the number of paid Prime subscribers. The big reveal from Bezos comes as Amazon finds itself in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly railed against the company. “Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon,” Trump tweeted earlier … [Read more...] about Amazon is gaining ground after Jeff Bezos reveals how many people pay for Prime
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed for the first time how many subscribers Prime has. More than 100 million people pay for Prime globally, according to Bezos’ latest letter to shareholders. Jeff Bezos is pulling the curtain back on Prime. In his latest letter to shareholders, the Amazon CEO shared that Prime has more than 100 million subscribers globally. This is the first time that Amazon has revealed just how many people pay for Prime. Estimates from analysts pegged it at about 90 million as recently as last year. Bezos went on to explain how much Prime has expanded, including offering one-day and same-day shipping as well as the classic two-day shipping. Those benefits added up to a lot of packages – five million items were shipped with Amazon Prime in 2017. He also revealed that more new Prime members signed up in 2017 than any year prior. Globally, Amazon began offering Prime to residents in Mexico, Singapore, the … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos finally revealed how many people pay for Amazon Prime
By Alex Ballingall Ottawa Bureau Thu., March 1, 2018 OTTAWA— How many Canadian flag lapel pins could the government possibly need? Try 14.6 million. That, according to the Department of Canadian Heritage, is how many little Maple Leaf clasps the government will have purchased since 2013, after it fulfills its most recent order, for another 3.5 million brass and polystyrene pins, that was posted online Thursday. Such a quantity could supply four in 10 Canadians with their own special flag pin. Each member of the federal public service — numbering 263,000 last year — could wear 55 of them at the same time. And visiting dignitaries could snatch them up and lose them in junk drawers for many years to come. Natalie Huneault, spokesperson for the heritage department, said in an email that the government spent $792,940 to buy 11.1 million lapel pins from 2013 to 2017. The cost of the latest batch will depend on who gets the supply contract, … [Read more...] about How many Canada flag lapel pins is too many?