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Sustainable Development Goals

Posted On: September 24, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals


 

The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are a set of goals set forth by the United Nations in an effort to guide the governments of the world along a path to sustainable development and a better quality of life  The SDGs are part of a bigger agenda called “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.  The United Nations will be meeting Today Sept 24th in part to paint the broader strokes of this 15-year endeavor. 

 

These discussions are important for everyone, so important that Pope Francis has even come to the big apple to put pressure of some of these word leaders in an effort to see some of the more altruistic teachings of the Catholic church be included in these talks.  Business leaders as well are best served by paying very close attention to what the SDGs are looking to achieve. 

 

Some of the anticipated topics include ending poverty, fighting inequalities and reversing climate change.  Each national government sets its own benchmarks but ultimately they will all ideally follow a similar path with a similar end goal in the cross hairs.  These talks are designed to offer the global population a higher quality of life by making sure people are treated equally and fairly and that there are universal social standards that we are all held too.  Obviously this typically entails sweeping policy changes in both national and international businesses at all levels.

 

The discussions by the United Nations during the SDG talks will shape our world for the next 15 years.  These talks are important, quite possibly the most important discussions we will see this decade.  The goals are set to improve our quality of life and every individual and organization has a part to play.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

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Limousine Safety

Posted On: September 15, 2015

Limousine Safety 


 

All Star Limousine is proud to receive this very prestigious award for exemplary service and safety by the New York Taxi And Limousine Commission.   As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Zero Action Plan The NYC TLC has awarded 20 bases for excellent overall safety performance.  It is an honor and a privilege to receive this recognition, and is testament to a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication by our safety officers, dispatchers, operations and chauffeur management departments.  A lot of time and effort goes into making sure that people are safe and that the transportation is reliable.

 

We want to thank the Mayor, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and those individuals on our staff for their service and their dedication.  This is an important award and is a criteria many companies fail to prioritize.  The vehicles should be more then beautiful, the service should be more then professional, things should safe, the transportation should be reliable.   In the wake of such tragedy this is exactly what the city and town officials need to be doing, they need to recognize and reward those that are compliant with the very important rules and regulations that govern the NY transportation industry.

 

All Star Limousine is proud and grateful to be the recipient of this safety award.  It is important to understand, recognize and comply with the regulations that the cities and towns of New York put in place to help keep our streets safe.  Thank you.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

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10 Quotes That Will Change Your Day

Posted On: September 09, 2015

10 Quotes That Will Change Your Day


Sometimes a change of perspective is in order.  Sometimes we get lost in the monotony of our everyday lives.  Sometimes we need too see the light at the end of the tunnel.   Here are a few things to keep in mind.

 

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day."

-Jim Rohn

 

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."

-Dalai Lama

 

"Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive."

-Leah LaBelle

 

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

-Henry Ford

 

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."

-John F. Kennedy

 

"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."

-Sam Levenson

 

"There's a way to do it better - find it."

-Thomas A. Edison

 

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day."

-James Joyce

 

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

-Mahatma Gandhi

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

 

 

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MCity And The Driverless Car

Posted On: September 03, 2015

MCity and the Driverless Car


Has anyone ever heard of MCity Michigan before?  Well by the year 2020 everyone will have at least heard of this completely empty, un-populated, yet minutely detailed place.  MCity is a 32-acre fabricated environment that was built with the sole purpose of testing the driverless car.  There are fire hydrants, stop signs, building facades and of course roads, and very soon there will be mechanized population of pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Why populate the faux city?  Well it is easier to test different situations and trouble shoot potential problems when you can replicate a particular situation over and over again.  It also would violate several health and safety codes to send a 3-ton robot 60 miles an hour at a living human being. The Mobility transformation center along with the Michigan Department of Transportation and Technology has partnered with 48 other organizations including General Motors, State Farm and Verizon (but not Google or Uber), in an effort to get this movement off the ground as quickly as possible.  As many officials have stated this is a massive undertaking with many potential pitfalls and problems that is going to require the efforts of every facet of the transportation and automotive industries.

 

The idea of driverless vehicles is not a new one but it is one that we are very much on the verge of seeing implemented.  Many suspect that within the next decade seeing the driverless car on the road will be a common thing.  They say that it is the obvious evolution for the transportation industry.

 

Not everyone is all for this idea however and it has been stated that there is an obvious “Achilles heal” for self-driving cars.   Venture capitalist Bill Gurley states it simply “Humans will be much less tolerant of a machine error causing death then human error causing death.”   Now personally I do not know how much I agree with that, especially considering that experts have speculated that deaths caused by automobiles may be reduced by as much as 30,000.

 

However what I do see as a potential problem is that the programing and implementation of these vehicles would have to be near perfect.  As of right now there are many what ifs that are plaguing the idea of self-driving vehicles.  How will the vehicles sensors react to several phenomenon is in question, for example what will the vehicle do in snowy weather, will snow fall disrupt the vehicles traction control?  How will the vehicle react or respond to a police officer acting as a traffic controller? 

 

Ultimately the dawn of self-driving vehicles is here and the sun is rising over MCity Michigan.  Exciting and interesting but not without problems and concerns, technology and robots are fast becoming a regular part of our every day life.  The self-driving vehicle seams like the obvious evolution for the worlds transportation industry.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2015 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

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