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Nardwuar vs. Blueface

Nardwuar’s SXSW adventure continues. After conversations with J.I.D and Rico Nasty, The Human Serviette caught up with Blueface at the Lyrical Lemonade showcase in Austin, Texas. During their 10-minute chat, the two discussed Blueface’s past work as a barber, performing outside of local high schools to create a buzz, the “Thotiana” dance, and more. The rising L.A. rapper was also gifted records by The Game, WC, Suga Free and Big Tymers throughout the interview. Watch it below. Continue after ...
Tags: Interviews, Jazz, Sxsw, Nardwuar, Austin Texas, Serviette, Blueface

Catholic priest accused of groping woman during last rites

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites. The Rev. Gerold Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday and charged with assault by contact stemming from the October encounter. The 75-year-old […]
Tags: News, Ap, Austin, Austin Texas, Gerold Langsch

Peak Rock to buy Kroger’s Turkey Hill business

Kroger Co said March 19 that it agreed to sell its Turkey Hill business to Peak Rock Capital. Financial terms weren’t announced. Peak Rock has agreed to continue operating the Turkey Hill business out of its Conestoga, Pennsylvania facility with its nearly 800 associates and under the same Turkey Hill brand. PRESS RELEASE Press Release – Kroger and Peak Rock Capital Announce Definitive Agreement for Purchase of Kroger‘s Turkey Hill Business March 19, 2019 Link The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and ...
Tags: Trends, Turkey, Pennsylvania, Kroger, Austin Texas, Kroger Co, Kroger Co NYSE, Turkey Hill, PE Deals, KR, Rock Capital, Anthony DiSimone, Consumer/Retail, Peak Rock, Robert Pistilli, Rock Capital Financial

Looking for inspiration? Meet the LA County judge and the homeless people who star in film about a Skid Row running club

Craig Mitchell finished his 75th marathon — this one in Morocco — at the end of January. The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ran with some of his homeless buddies from the Skid Row Running Club, a group he formed in 2012. Over the years, the judge and selected club members have made similar international trips to run marathons in places like Ghana, Rome, and Vietnam. Those ventures are always special to Craig. But so is this weekend, closer to home. “Skid Row Marathon” is a documenta...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Morocco, Homeless, Michigan, Vietnam, Pasadena, Michael Moore, Craig, Mitchell, Santa Monica, Gabi, Mark

Osetkowski leads Texas over S. Dakota St. 79-73 in NIT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski had a career-high 26 points as Texas defeated South Dakota State 79-73 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night. Osetkowski shot 4 for 6 from beyond the arc. Courtney Ramey had 13 points for Texas (17-16). Kerwin Roach II added 12 points. Mike Daum had 25 points and […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Ap, South Dakota, Austin Texas, Dakota, Mike Daum, Osetkowski, Kerwin Roach II, Courtney Ramey, Dylan Osetkowski

Fan creates two-acre image of Beto O'Rourke

An artist and Beto O'Rourke fan took his support for the Texas Democratic presidential candidate to a new level in creating a piece of artwork of O'Rourke's face in an Austin, Texas field. (March 19)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, BETO, Austin Texas, Rourke

Wilson urged to speak with UTEP students before starting job

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — El Paso-area lawmakers are urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to speak with concerned students before becoming the next president at the University of Texas at El Paso. Wilson announced earlier this month that she was resigning as soon as her new position is finalized, but the former congresswoman has […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Wilson, El Paso, Austin Texas, U S Air Force, UTEP, Heather Wilson, University of Texas at El Paso Wilson

In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the corporate incentive

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up The cancellation of Amazon’s planned expansion in New York exposes the truth about its HQ2 promises. In the end, the company seemed mainly interested in tax incentives and being allowed to make a corner of NYC once set aside for public housing and scho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Column, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Virginia, Toronto, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Artificial Intelligence

Facetime: Adweek Celebrates Third Annual Arc Awards at SXSW

Adweek's third annual Arc Awards, which took place March 9 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and was presented by Screenvision Media, celebrated the best brand storytelling of 2018. Here's a look at some of the festivities and honorees. (Photos l. to r.) Jeff Litvack, CEO, Adweek; Michelle Wald, U.S. country manager/sprinkles, Tony's Chocolonely;...
Tags: Advertising, Magazine, Facetime, Adweek, South, Sxsw, Southwest, Austin Texas, Tony, Awards & Recognition, Screenvision Media, Jeff Litvack, Michelle Wald

Forget flying carpets, flying taxis are coming your way

We've all dreamed while stuck in traffic jams of being able to just lift off and fly over the gridlock. According to experts gathered this week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, that is likely to happen sooner than later, with flying taxis expected to take to the skies by 2025. "People have been dreaming about it for decades on paper, and now the technology is here," said Michael Thacker, executive vice-president for technology and innovation at Bell.
Tags: Science, Southwest, Austin Texas, Michael Thacker

Here's the pitch deck this Austin, Texas, entrepreneur used to raise millions for a startup inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony (FB)

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last April, many in the tech industry joked about the out-of-touch questions he fielded from lawmakers.  Serial entrepreneur Arlo Gilbert, however, saw a big opportunity and created Osano. Most people don’t really understand the basics of what happens when they sign up for a service such as Facebook or Google, he said. Osano consolidates online companies' terms of service and privacy policies into a simple score, similar to ones used...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Gilbert, Austin Texas, University of Texas, Facebooks, LiveOak Venture Partners, Arlo Gilbert, Rony Kahan, Osano, Facebook Gilbert, Apple Osano

SXSW Audience Awards Show Love for ‘Running With Beto’ and ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’

Audiences at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, are famously enthusiastic, cheering for movies with the same kind of bring-down-the-house applause they show bands at the event’s overlapping music fest — so it can be helpful to know which movies they really loved when the 10-day showcase winds to an end […]
Tags: News, Festivals, BETO, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Southwest SXSW, SXSW Film Festival

Win Free Tickets to Zoholics Austin, TX April 9-11, 2019 ~ Deadline to enter is Mar 21 midnight PST

Why would you want to go to Zoholics Austin? Read on to find out. Even if you haven’t thought about attending before, it is a great place to meet small business owners. You can find out how the free and inexpensive Zoho apps can benefit you. And if you’re a freelancer looking for more work, you can use it to discover what apps you may want to learn. In the future, our BizSugar Mastermind Community will make it possible for businesses to hire you right inside the community. With 40+ apps to choo...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Austin, Google Docs, Ama, Austin Texas, BizSugar, Zoho, Small Business Advice, Zoho Apps, Zoho Sites, BizSugar Mastermind Community, Zoholics, Zoholics Austin, Zoholics Zoho, BizSugar Anita Campbell

Brian Wong, Startup Founder and Leadership Author, Indicted on Sexual Assault Charge

Wong, now 27, was indicted by a grand jury Friday on felony charges of sexual assault. The indictment stems from events during an evening at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas three years ago that Wong and his date remember very differently. “Brian Wong is innocent of this three-year-old baseless accusation leveled against him,” Wong’s lawyer, Sam Bassett, said in a statement.
Tags: Science, Southwest, Austin Texas, Wong, Brian Wong, Sam Bassett

Texas lawmakers look to quicken parole for youth offenders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers looking to shrink Texas’ prison population and costs are considering a bill that would allow some people convicted of committing serious crimes as minors to apply for parole in half the time they’re currently allowed. The bill sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Joe Moody, of El Paso, would allow people […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, El Paso, Austin Texas, Joe Moody

Potential presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressed optimism about his chances for victory Thursday night in West Hollywood. “The path is narrow, but I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t see a path,” Buttigieg told Fox11 at what his staff called a “meet and greet” at Bar Lubitsch. “What we found is, if we get in front of people, they respond.” The not-yet-a-candidate’s name is pronounced “BOOT-edge-edge.” The appr...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harvard University, Beverly Hills, Warren, Smith, Los Angeles City Council, Presidential Election

Using technology to support project-based learning

How can we reduce plastic in our oceans? In today’s classrooms, teachers use project-based learning (or PBL) so that students can come up with potential solutions to real-world problems like this. With PBL, students identify the problem, research a solution and support it with evidence—all while learning valuable skills they’ll use long after graduation. Brainstorming these dynamic solutions can be an exciting and creative challenge for young minds. Technology can help motivate and spark imagina...
Tags: Google, Education, US, Pacific, Chromebooks, Google Photos, Classroom, Pbl, Austin Texas, LMS, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Science Journal, SXSW EDU, Science Journal Android

CHAI Show SXSW What Disruption Really Means

It's CHAI week here at Stereogum, where we just named the rising Japanese punk band's new LP PINK our reigning Album Of The Week. It's also CHAI week here at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where the rising Japanese punk band are playing eight shows over the course of three days. I … More »
Tags: Music, Concert, Sxsw, Stereogum, Austin Texas, Chai

The Killer: A front wheel drive motorcycle from Rodsmith

The concept of the patron is well established in the world of art. Charles Saatchi is almost a household name in the UK, but before him we had New Yorker Peggy Guggenheim—who anchored the careers of Pollock and Rothko. Parallels are now edging into the modern custom motorcycle scene, and one of the leading lights is Bobby Haas of the Haas Moto Museum in Dallas. Bobby has built up a collection of 130-plus extraordinary motorcycles, and occasionally commissions them too. Hazan is one of his...
Tags: UK, US, Munich, Motorcycles, Dallas, Craig, Charles Saatchi, Midwest, Bobby, Austin Texas, CNC, Peggy Guggenheim, Hazan, Freund, Matt Carroll, Pollock

Bribed coaches were far from the top, but had keys to campus

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst’s Georgetown University tennis teams didn’t win any Big East championships. At Wake Forest, Bill Ferguson’s volleyball teams struggled near the bottom of their conference. At Stanford, John Vandemoer’s sailing teams were nationally ranked but competed in a sport that isn’t governed by the NCAA. All three were coaching […]
Tags: News, Stanford, Sports, Ap, Nation, Ncaa, Wake Forest, Austin Texas, Georgetown University, Bill Ferguson, John Vandemoer, Gordie Ernst

StoryFit Closes $1.75M Funding Round - FinSMEs

StoryFit Closes $1.75M Funding Round   FinSMEs StoryFit, an Austin, Texas-based technology company providing predictive AI analytics for the publishing and entertainment industry, raised $1.75m in new ...
Tags: Seo, Austin Texas

O’Rourke tells Texas TV station he’s running for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he’s running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote: “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, El Paso, Austin Texas, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke, KTSM

Greek Mythology Anime Series ‘Gods and Heroes’ Coming to Netflix From the Animators of ‘Castlevania’

Netflix is continuing to grow its anime collection with a new uniquely international series. Gods and Heroes is an original anime series inspired by Greek mythology that follows a young man who learns that he is the illegitimate son of Zeus. The series comes from the studio behind Netflix’s hit anime series Castlevania and creators Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, the writers of Netflix’s live-action Death Note film. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of Gods & Heroes, an original anime series...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Anime, Shell, Austin Texas, Charley, Jason O'Mara, Elias Toufexis, Castlevania, Tarsem Singh, Trese, Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, Gods and Heroes, Powerhouse Animation

What You Need To Know About All The Democrats At South By Southwest This Year

The Austin, Texas, festival has added a bigger political stage this year.
Tags: News, Austin Texas

Beto O’Rourke plans first Iowa visit amid 2020 speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign […]
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Austin Texas, Rourke, University of Northern Iowa, Beto O'Rourke

Texas reinstates guard Kerwin Roach for Big 12 Tournament

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II will rejoin the team for the Big 12 Tournament this week after a five-game suspension. Texas was 1-4 while Roach was sidelined for an unspecified violation of team rules. It was his second suspension this season and the third of his career. Roach was averaging […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Ap, Austin Texas, Roach, Kerwin Roach II, Kerwin Roach

Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and fellow co-founder Mike Krieger sat down for their first on-stage talk together since leaving Facebook in September. They discussed their super hero origin stories, authenticity on social media, looming regulation for big tech, and how they’re exploring what they’ll do next. Krieger grew up hitting...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Snapchat, Palo Alto, Policy, Regulation, Aol, Bravo

Instagram Founders Say Breaking Up Tech Firms May Not Fix Issues

Krieger, responding to a proposal by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to split Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Inc., said the companies pose different questions for regulators and lawmakers. Systrom, on stage Monday with Krieger at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, said there are many legitimate reasons people are upset with tech companies, from higher rents near tech hubs to Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
Tags: Google, Science, Elizabeth Warren, Southwest, Austin Texas, Amazon com Inc, Krieger, Facebook Inc Alphabet Inc

CEO leaves Texas organization that detains migrant children

HOUSTON (AP) — A nonprofit that detains thousands of migrant children for the Trump administration says its founder and CEO is stepping down. Southwest Key Programs said in a statement Monday that Juan Sanchez will retire. The Austin, Texas-based nonprofit operates facilities at and near the U.S.-Mexico border, collecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually […]
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, Ap, Nation, Houston, Trump, Austin Texas, Juan Sanchez, Southwest Key Programs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the jobless in America are ‘left to die’ but US must 'embrace automation'

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that the jobless in America are “left to die”. Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s comments came during an appearance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, over the weekend.
Tags: News, US, America, Southwest, Austin Texas, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez