Georgia Congressman leads march through ComicCon

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Georgia Congressman John Lewis led a march around Comic-Con, Saturday. The march began shortly after the civil rights leader’s panel discussion on his trilogy of graphic novels entitled “March” The group of about a thousand made its way through the San Diego Convention Center chanting, “No justice, no peace.” Lewis was greeted by many who admired his role in the fight for social change. Of those, many included elementary school students who read the book during their study of the civil right movement.  The trilogy has won many awards since the first book was published in 2013, examining Lewis’ childhood and his journey to become an activist in the civil rights movement. “This comic book tells a story of a struggle, another generation of people, young and old, who stood up and got in what I call ‘good trouble’ to change America,” said Lewis. “It was a comic book that I read in 1957 and 1958 edited by Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that inspired me to do what I did.”  Jessica Ranck July 23, 2017 Posted: July 23, 2017 Georgia Congressman leads march through Comic-Con Jessica Ranck, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The New Republic Bulks Up Editorial People on the Move – 10516

first_img Atlantic Media has promoted two and hired one. Jessica Leigh Hester and Adam Sneed, both associate editors, have been promoted to senior associate editors at CityLab. Gracie McKenzie joins CityLab as social media editor. Finally, Steph Leke was hired as media relations manager from a PR role at Princeton Architectural Press. The New Republic has added six in an effort to bulk up editorial and business departments at the company. The magazine also has three open editorial roles it’s looking to fill. Stephanie Davis Smith is now editorial director of Modern Luxury Media. She replaces Beth Weitzman. Though not new to the company, Laura Reston has been promoted from reporter-researcher to managing editor. She previously worked at Forbes and the Boston Globe. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Siung Tjia was hired as design director. Previously he served as the creative director for Bloomberg Markets and ESPN The Magazine. Eliza Fish is now audience and partnership manager from a fundraising and marketing role at The Baffler. Sarah Jones was hired as social media editor from a role at the non-profit Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Graham Vyse is now a staff writer in the Washington bureau. He previously served as the politics editor of InsideSources. Bonnier has named Colin Kearns editor-in-chief of Field & Stream. He previously served as senior deputy editor at the brand, and replaces Anthony Licata, who will continue as editorial director of the Bonnier Lifestyle Group. TV Guide has added Food Network host Sandra Lee as a columnist. Lee, known for her show “Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee,” published her first column this week. “It’s more crucial than ever for media organizations to reflect the audiences they strive to engage with,” Eric Bates, editor of The New Republic, said in a statement. “As we continue to revitalize this historically influential publication, our growing staff highlights our commitment to building on our top-notch team in both print and digital, and to identifying and promoting a wide range of diverse voices.” Kamelia Angelova has joined Mashable as director of emerging platforms. She joins the brand from her role as supervising video producer at Business Insider and Tech Insider.   Sam Jacobs has been promoted to executive editor of Time Digital, from his position as assistant managing editor of Time magazine. He joined the company in 2013 as senior editor of Time.com.last_img read more

Lizzo Announces CUZ I LOVE YOU Album Tour

first_img Lizzo Announces ‘CUZ I LOVE YOU’ Album & Tour lizzo-announces-cuz-i-love-you-album-tour https://twitter.com/lizzo/status/1089901421279899649 Facebook News Twitter The indie hip-hop star’s major-label debut LP drops on April 19Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 28, 2019 – 5:10 pm Minnesota-based rapper Lizzo announced today that she will be dropping her major-label full-length debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU, on April 19 via Nice Life/Atlantic Records. She also shared details for a tour in its support, kicking off in San Francisco, Calif. on April 24. Lizzo Announces ‘CUZ I LOVE YOU’ Album & Tour Lizzo made her debut with Nice Life/Atlantic in 2016 when they released her EP Coconut Oil. Prior to getting signed, she released two albums independently, Lizzobangers in 2013 and Big GRRRL Small World in 2015.Details on all Lizzo tour dates and her upcoming album are available on her website.Primavera Sound 2019 Features A “New Normal” Equal-Gender LineupRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 5, 2018 – 1:38 pm Lizzo On Lolla, New Music & ‘Drag Race’ The announcement follows the release of Lizzo’s latest single, “Juice,” dropped Jan. 4. The fun, bouncy track has Lizzo’s signature positivity all over it and will be included on the album.The CUZ I LOVE YOU Tour will begin shortly after the album drops, and after she performs at both weekends of Coachella 2019, on April 12 and 21. She will play shows in major cities across the U.S. in April and May, concluding at the House Of Blues in Boston on May 22.In addition to her Coachella debut, Lizzo will also be making a few other festival appearances outside of her headline tour dates. She will be taking the stage at Primavera Sound in Barcelona on June 1 and at the new NOS Primavera festival the following weekend in Portugal. Email last_img read more

Uber Copter helicopter service to get added US rival in Airbus Voom

first_imgVoom’s on-demand helicopter service is reportedly taking off in the US this fall. Airbus/Voom Uber’s helicopter service hasn’t even taken off yet, but it already has a new competitor. Airbus-owned Voom will reportedly begin offering its on-demand helicopter shuttle service in the US this fall. It previously offered the service only in Latin America. Voom hasn’t shared which cities it’ll be available in or how much it’ll cost to use the service, according to Fast Company, but it’s said the price will be “competitive with ground alternatives.” The company also reportedly said it plans to operate in Asia this year, and aims to be in 25 cities worldwide by 2025. The app-based offering would compete with Uber Copter, the ride-hailing platform’s helicopter service that takes flight in New York City next month. When it launches, Uber Copter will take passengers between Lower Manhattan and JFK International Airport, with average rides reportedly costing between $200 and $225 a person. Ride-hailing company Blade also provides a similar helicopter service.Voom didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Rylo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Share your voice See at Turo Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See it Read the AirPods review Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Best Buy $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 7 Apple iPhone XS See It $59 at eBay $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $210 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review Angela Lang/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Chris Monroe/CNET Share your voice Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags Uber,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout.center_img Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $520 at HP Tags $155 at Google Express Turo $999 Boost Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The Cheapskate JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sprint What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See It $299 at Amazon See It Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $60 at Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Tech Industry Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) 0 Read the Rylo camera preview $6 at Tidal Post a comment Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Amazonlast_img read more

Real Madrid to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in exchange of £110 million

first_imgNeymar Jr.Getty ImagesPSG and Brazilian star Neymar can be seen playing for Real Madrid in the upcoming season as Madrid have reportedly put forward a lucrative bid for the 27-year-old striker. According to Spanish publication Sport, the record 13-time UEFA Champions League winner club has launched a  £110 million-plus Luka Modric bid for the former Barcelona star.Till now, the Brazilian international had been linked with a move to his previous club Barcelona, but the Catalan club recently signed Antoine Griezmann and drained their funds pouring cold water to all the speculations of a Neymar return at Camp Nou. There were also reports that Barcelona was planning to get Neymar on loan with an obligation to buy next season as they had spent a lot of money on signing the French striker.As reported by the Spanish newspaper Sport, the Catalan club are planning for a surprise move to add the Brazilian striker to their ranks and increase their firepower in the attack. Moreover, the Brazilian star has reportedly been desperate to move back to Barcelona and have also stopped going to practice sessions. PSG’s sporting director Leanardo had tried to persuade the star striker but he did not agree.  ReutersNow, according to reports the 27-year-old can go back to Spain and play for the rival club of his former side. The Los Blancos have already signed players like Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy so far this summer but they still want to bolster their attack by adding Neymar to the unit.The reports further claimed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is very much interested in the deal. They have even offered the same wages to Neymar that he is getting at PSG. The Brazilian star has not yet responded to the deal and the Los Blancos are waiting for his confirmation.last_img read more