News Briefs

Joshua Cenderelli
Staff Writer

car-2New Uber service for women

A former Boston Uber driver is launching a new ride share app for women only. Chariot for women was founded by Michael Pelletz, a former Uber driver, who came up with the idea after seeing and experiencing too many Uber riders in which he felt it was unsafe for him and his passengers. Along with his wife, they started the application and will launch nationwide on April 19. Their mission reads “Chariot was born to ensure safety, comfort and pleasure as well as giving back to female-focused charities and foundations through our transportation services.”

Documents leaked at a Panamanian law firm

A huge leak of documents coming from one of the world’s most secretive companies, a Panamanian law firm called Mossack Fonseca, has shown the world how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files show how many rich and powerful people were able to launder money to dodge sanctions and avoid tax, it is also the biggest leak in history dwarfing Wikileaks which released 1.7 gigabytes of information, and the Panama Papers released over 2600 gigabytes of information. The details of 214,000 entities (people, companies, trusts, and foundations) were leaked. These leaks have been traced to the Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, members of FIFA committees, and associates of Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Petro Poroshenko, Mauricio Macri, David Cameron, and Nawaz Sharif.

Villanova wins NCAA title

villanovaTwo-seeded Villanova won the NCAA championship on a buzzer beater by Kris Jenkins. The game could not have been better, being regarded as the best NCAA championship of all time, it was a back and forth game with UNC leading 39-34 at the half. Villanova was led by senior Ryan Arcidiacono who kept momentum on Villanova’s side in the second half. UNC was led by senior guard Marcus Paige who had 21 points on the night, leading all scorers, as well as the 3-pointer to tie up the game. Throughout the season, there was not one dominant team with six different teams, including UNC and Villanova, holding the No. 1 ranking this season. Monday night’s final consisted of two of the best teams in the nation, and will go down as one of the greatest NCAA championships of all time.

2016 presidential election is shaping up to be most contested

With Cruz and Sanders coming of major wins in Wisconsin, the election is shaping up to be one of the most contested yet.  Wisconsin was a must win for both Cruz and Sanders, with both trying to regain footing in the election. For frontrunners Trump and Clinton getting to 1,237 delegates is becoming tougher and tougher, meaning a contested convention both on the Democratic side and Republican side is much more likely. Kasich cannot seem to garner any steam after winning his home state of Ohio. The election is shaping up to be a very closely contested one, and one where a small mistake can cost a candidate everything.

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