Bond Limo Westport and the Corona Virus outbreak!

News about the worldwide spread of the coronavirus has people making preparations for possible disruptions to their lives. At Bond Limo, we’re monitoring the situation very closely and will make adjustments as needed.

Our current operating procedures are already in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We take great pride in providing our clients well-maintained, clean luxury vehicles for their private transportation needs. After every ride, drivers wipe down inside of the vehicle in preparation for the next client. We also ask our drivers to continue to be vigilant about washing their hands and not work if they feel ill.

Health Guidelines from the CDC

People are continuing to travel both for business and personal reasons. Here are some commonsense tips from the CDC to keep in mind when you’re on the road.

  • Monitor travel restrictions – the CDC maintains a website with risk assessment levels for travelers. Current countries that the CDC recommends people avoid for nonessential travel include China, Iran, South Korea and Italy. The organization also suggests older adults or those who have chronic medical conditions should postpone travel to Japan.
  • Clean your hands often – throughout the day, you should carefully wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol.
  • Don’t touch your face – keep your hands away from your face to avoid introducing germs to your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Limit touching surface in public areas – this step is difficult but try to limit the number of surfaces you touch when moving through public areas. Keep a supply of tissues handy to use as a barrier between your hands and surfaces you must touch, such as elevator buttons and handrails.
  • Learn about your employer’s emergency operations plan – get up-to-speed on your employer’s guidelines for what to do if you become sick while traveling or are delayed in returning home because of government restrictions.
  • Ditch the facemasks – the CDC does not recommend using a facemask to prevent yourself from respiratory diseases, including the coronavirus.
  • Don’t travel if you don’t feel well – stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading germs to other travelers.

It’s important to prepare for the impact of the coronavirus not only because we might feel at risk personally, but also so we can lessen the risk for others.

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Sean Connery AKA 007 JAMES BOND Limo!

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said.

His acting career spanned seven decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

Jason Connery said his father “had many of his family, who could be in the Bahamas, around him” when he died overnight in Nassau. Much of the Bond film Thunderball had been filmed there.

He said: “We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

“A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor.”

His publicist Nancy Seltzer said: “There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended.”

He leaves his wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stephane.

Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, said Sir Sean was “one of the true greats of cinema”.

“Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more,” he said.

“He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.

“He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

In reference to Sir Sean’s love of golf, he added: “Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang the themes to three Bond films including Goldfinger, paid tribute saying: “I’m incredibly saddened to hear of Sean’s passing.

“My thoughts are with his family. He was a wonderful person, a true gentleman and we will be forever connected by Bond.”

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Trump Death Clock’ goes up in New York City

A new sign in New York’s Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says are down to inaction by President Trump.

The “Trump Death Clock”, created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, was installed on the roof of a Times Square building.

As of Tuesday, the website Trump Death Clock shows the figure 48,586.

The website says that Trump “declined to act until 16 March”, adding that epidemiologists said that “had mitigation measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American Covid-19 deaths would have been avoided”.

More than 80,000 people in the US with Covid-19 have died since the outbreak began.

Uber CEO says drivers should get health-care benefits based on how much they work, and Uber would pay for it

After years of debate over classifying gig workers as contractors rather than employees, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi outlined his vision for a new way to provide health-care benefits for contract workers logging full-time hours.

Drivers should earn health-care benefits commensurate with the hours they work, he said Friday in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Uber is prepared to create a system to pay for those benefits, too, he said.

The suggestion comes as Uber and other gig economy businesses face mounting pressure to provide health-care and other protections for their workers, including in the form of a lawsuit from the California Attorney General. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the burden and risk gig workers take on by interacting with customers without the financial protections that come with the status of a full employee.

Khosrowshahi said the new model would allow Uber to be an “entry point” into earnings for workers where they could choose to secure health-care benefits by working more hours or forgo some of those benefits by working fewer hours. But rather than have a cut-off at 20 hours, for example, Uber would pay for benefits on a sliding scale of hours worked.

“I think this system of if you don’t work 40 hours, you’re not full-time, if you work 40 hours, you’re full-time, and then there’s this hard break between the two, that’s the old world,” Khosrowshahi said. “If you’re putting in the hours, you should get minimum earnings based on the hours that you’re working and you should get health-care based on the hours that you’re working. And if you have haves and have-nots based on a particular number of hours worked, that doesn’t make sense… in a technical, forward world.”

Khosrowshahi said Uber would put money into a fund based on the hours workers put in. That fund would pay into workers’ health-care benefits and minimum earnings. He said Uber is aiming for “generally comparable” health-care to what workers would receive as full-time employees.

“What we’re looking for essentially is that flexible on-ramp or off ramp,” he said. “You want to work, you get the benefits, you don’t want to work, you don’t.”

Uber is now facing a lawsuit from the California Attorney General and three city attorneys in the state. Lyft is also a defendant in the case that alleges the companies denied workers key privileges by misclassifying them as contractors rather than employees. The lawsuit was filed under California’s new law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that aimed to provide stronger protections for workers, especially in the gig economy. 

But Uber has consistently fought back against the bill and has argued for a new way of thinking about worker classification altogether. In a letter to President Donald Trump in March, Khosrowshahi advocated for a “third way” of classifying workers other than contractors or employees, in order to maintain the flexibility he said gig workers enjoy while providing them with additional benefits. 

The letter also asked for gig workers to gain access to unemployment benefits allocated in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While those funds were ultimately included in the bill, some gig workers have still had trouble accessing those benefits or proving eligibility.

Uber has had to push its goal of reaching EBITDA profitability by the end of the year due to the pandemic’s toll on ridership. The company reported a net loss in the first quarter of 2020 of $2.9 billion after seeing gross bookings on its core business segment, Rides, fall 5% year-over-year. But Uber’s stock shot up as much as 10% after hours Thursday as Khosrowshahi told analysts on the company’s earnings call that Uber has begun to see some signs of recovery. Ride volume has been up each of the last three weeks and its food delivery service has been booming, he said.

Connetciut Limo News

Customers of the former Connecticut Limousine say the new company, CT Limo, will not honor the tickets that were sold before the company closed May 1.

News 12 is told customers have to contact their credit card companies to get a refund.

Customers say they are frustrated with the situation.

“I made round-trip reservations with Connecticut Limo,” says Tawana Pimentel. “I called four days ago to find out the business has closed. No limousine services and have no way of getting my money back and no way to see my grandkids.”

Connecticut Limo tells News 12, “Noons Limo LLC purchased Connecticut Limo on May 1, and we will not be honoring any reservations made after that date. The problem is, the former owner continued booking group reservations after the sale, even though CT Limo, as we are now called, will only be providing single rides. CT Limo regrets any inconveniences caused by the former owner and encourages customers to contact their credit card companies to get a refund.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal sits on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and says he will be watching closely as customers try and get their money back for services they will never receive.
“My goal will be protecting consumers,” Blumenthal says. “And I hope to hear from any who have been denied prompt service.”