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Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special significance, as it was one of the few Parsi homes hosting the 18-day Fasli Muktaad at home. Although I had participated in the rituals, I was very young and unaware of their significance. Sometime in February 1946, my Bapaiji (paternal grandmother) confided in me that our community handyman,...
Tags: Usa, England, New York, London, Life, India, US, Chicago, North America, Montreal, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bombay, Gandhi, Parsi, England Wales


Where’s Classical Music Performance Headed Post-COVID? Here Are Some Clues

Having listened to recent online offerings from North America and Europe (where concerts are carefully starting to move back into halls), David Patrick Stearns predicts that “innovation and experimentation will continue to be part of the package …, but in a less reckless form than in the past, and with a strong streak of social responsibility. Performances will be more intense. Decorative elements will be at a minimum. The pursuit of artistic truth could easily translate into a lack of polish. ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, North America, David Patrick Stearns, 08.06.20


Docuseries Cursed Films Renewed For Second Season at Shudder

Docuseries Cursed Films renewed for a second season at Shudder Shudder has officially renewed director-creator Jay Cheel’s documentary series Cursed Films for a second season which is expected to premiere in 2021. This renewal comes after four months since the half hour-long series had debuted its 5-episode first season which became the streaming service’s second most-watched series. RELATED: CS Review: Shudder’s Cursed Films Documentary Series PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, TV News, North America, Jay, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Jay Cheel, Cheel, Shudder, Craig Engler, Cursed Films, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Laura Perlmutter


New Leaf Vote for September • Over the Hills and Far Away: Journeys

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read and discuss in September, 2020. The theme is Over the Hills and Far Away: Journeys We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This ...
Tags: Books, England, London, Australia, Washington Post, Wikipedia, Germany, India, America, Georgia, Britain, United States, Maine, New York Times, Iowa, Poland


Amazon's record profits last quarter would've been impossible without an accounting change and a huge spending cut. That raises questions about future earnings growth. (AMZN)

Amazon saved nearly $2.6 billion in net profits last quarter by cutting its marketing spend and through a previously announced estimate change for its server costs. The change is noteworthy given how Amazon's net profit doubled to a record $2.6 billion last quarter, and shows how the company boosted its profitability in the face of a pandemic. Analysts say the growth in Amazon's high-margin businesses also helped offset the increased costs during the quarter, such as the $4 billion COVID-relat...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, North America, Amazon Web Services, Northwestern University, Morningstar, AMZN, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Hottovy, Srivastava, Colin Sebastian, Olsavsky, Given Amazon, Brian Olsavsky, R W Baird, J Hottovy


TranzX goes consumer direct in North America w/ $99 Skyline dropper post, Hot Lap Gravel Dropper, more

If you’ve ever purchased a bike that came stock with dropper post, there’s a chance you’ve already owned a TranzX product. But after years of working behind the scenes with bike brands as the largest OEM of dropper posts, TranzX has announced that they are starting consumer direct sales in North America. The announcement comes […] The post TranzX goes consumer direct in North America w/ $99 Skyline dropper post, Hot Lap Gravel Dropper, more appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, North America, Gravel Bikes, Mountain Bike


These shipping containers unfold into $50,000 tiny homes that can be stacked into custom buildings — here's how they work

Boxabl builds tiny homes that unfold out of shipping containers. The company is working toward building a housing module factory on par with car factories. They plan to mass produce modules that can be stacked to create custom buildings.  Boxabl introduced its first product, the Casita, early this year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Las Vegas-based Boxabl wants to mass-produce low-cost housing. The company released its first product, a 375-square-foot prefab studio apart...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, New York City, Trends, Las Vegas, North America, Business Insider, Casita, Arizona California Nevada, Boxabl, Paolo Tiramani Galiano Tiramani, Kyle Denman, Boxabl Casita


Fantasia Virtual Announces Third & Final Wave of 2020 Titles!

Fantasia Virtual announces third & final wave of 2020 titles! The Fantasia Film Festival has unveiled a massive new assortment of feature films in the third and final wave of its virtual 24th edition, along with details on scheduled panels, talks, tributes and special events including a masterclass with horror maestro John Carpenter and more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[],...
Tags: Horror, Movies, Fantasia Film Festival, Movie News


You & Mr. Jones just acquired influencer agency Collectively and said the business is on track to grow at least 30% in the next year as advertisers flock to creator-led marketing

You & Mr. Jones, a portfolio of 25 marketing and tech companies and investments, acquired influencer marketing agency Collectively to capitalize on the growth in creator-driven marketing.  Collectively will merge with You & Mr. Jones' influencer measurement platform theAmplify and keep its name. You & Mr. Jones CEO David Jones said the agency brought in "tens of millions" in revenue last year and predicted the combined division would grow at least 30% over the next year.  The new organization ...
Tags: North Korea, San Francisco, Trends, Unilever, Asia Pacific, North America, Jones, Oliver, Baillie Gifford, David Jones, Stern, Niantic, Europe Latin America, Business Insider Intelligence, Natalie Silverstein, Alexa Tonner


Dockless scooter, bike companies get 3-month reprieve from stricter regulations in LA

Los Angeles’ cavalcade of dockless scooters and bikes will avoid stricter requirements, including new fees and a requirement for locks, at least until the end of the year while the Los Angeles Department of Transportation irons out several key regulations for the fledgling industry. The Los Angeles City Council’s transportation committee technically approved a series of proposed regulations by the LADOT this week, but it delayed the rollout until Dec. 31 and sent the toughest rules back to the d...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, North America, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Spin, Lime, Metro, Valley, LA County, San Fernando Valley


Esports: Dignitas’ EMUHLEET embraces being a role model for female gamers

Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido is a 14-year Counter-Strike player and team captain for the Dignitas’ female team. (Photo courtesy of Dignitas) Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido is a 14-year Counter-Strike player and team captain for the Dignitas’ female team. (Photo courtesy of Dignitas) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido is a 14-year Counter-Strike player and team captain for the Dignitas’ female team. (Photo courtesy of Dignitas) Show Caption ...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, David, Soccer, United States, North America, Copenhagen, Esports, Malibu, Lakers, Sparks, Moreno Valley, Oceanside, Dodgers, Padres


‘Cursed Films’ Season 2 Set to Haunt Shudder

Cursed Films, the excellent Shudder original series devoted to exploring tragic and mysterious events surrounding various film productions, is coming back for a second season. Season one covered The Omen, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie, and while the films that will be covered in season two have yet to be announced, season one director Jay Cheel is returning to shoot the new season, with plans to focus on some films outside of North America. Cursed Films ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, North America, Jay, Jay Cheel, Shudder, Cursed Films, Craig Engler Shudder


The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, London, Opinion, Life, Russia, India, Israel, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Toronto, Iran, Britain


How Young Stars Have Coped With the Coronavirus Pandemic

Rowan Blanchard was about six months into her Vancouver-based shoot for Season 2 of TNT’s dystopian thriller “Snowpiercer” when COVID-19 struck North America. “We were so close to finishing. They had two episodes left on Season 2 and they immediately sent everyone home,” says Rowan’s mother, Elizabeth Blanchard. The sudden pivot from working nonstop to […]
Tags: Features, North America, TNT, Rowan Blanchard, Rowan, Michael Cimino, Jojo Siwa, Lexi Underwood, Paul Mescal, Power of Young Hollywood 2020, Elizabeth Blanchard


Technologists: Consider Canada

Tim Bray Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Bray is a software technologist based in Vancouver, B.C. and a former vice president and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Iain Klugman Contributor Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech, an innovation hub in Waterloo, Ontario, and a signatory to the Tech for Good Declaration. America’s technology industry, radiating brillianc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Publishing, Opinion, Washington, Government, Toronto, America, Tech, Policy, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Vancouver


No, the Yellowstone supervolcano is not ‘overdue’

The supervolcano under Yellowstone produced three massive eruptions over the past few million years.Each eruption covered much of what is now the western United States in an ash layer several feet deep.The last eruption was 640,000 years ago, but that doesn't mean the next eruption is overdue. The end of the world as we know it Of the many freak ways to shuffle off this mortal coil – lightning strikes, shark bites, falling pianos – here's one you can safely scratch off your worry list: an outbr...
Tags: Maps, Indonesia, California, Mexico, Environment, Canada, United States, North Dakota, Idaho, Geology, Innovation, Nebraska, North America, Washington State, Yellowstone, Mount St Helens


A Look Back at Kent Nilsson’s Underrated Career

When you think of legendary Calgary Flames players, names like Jarome Iginla, Theoren Fleury, Joe Nieuwendyk often come to mind. Perhaps players like Mike Vernon, Lanny McDonald, and Al MacInnis, as well. However, one name that rarely seems to get thought of or mentioned is Swedish forward Kent Nilsson. Related: Jarome Iginla’s 5 Greatest Highlights Nilsson spent six seasons with the Flames organization, although only five of those came in Calgary, as the team had previously been located i...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Atlanta, Sport, Austria, Italy, Hockey, NHL, North America, Calgary Flames, Hall of Fame, Calgary, New York Islanders, Robert, Nilsson, Flames


The 2020 KTM 200 Duke Shows Up in CARB Filing

KTM Will Bring the 200 to the U.S. Need a little KTM Duke to rock? Well, there’s a new one that you should be pretty excited about. It’s the KTM 200 Duke and it recently showed up in CARB filings, which means it will come to the U.S. soon, according to RideApart. The rumors that KTM would do this have been swirling for a little while now, but I assumed it would come in 2021. These filings show it will be a 2020 model, and a late addition to the lineup.  The 200 Duke is sold elsewhere outside of...
Tags: Motorcycles, North America, Duke, KTM, Motorcycle News, KTM Duke, Ktm 200 Duke


ChargePoint raises $127M as electric vehicle adoption grows among fleet operators

Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint raised $127 million in funding in a bid to expand its platform for businesses and fleets in North America and Europe. A mix of existing investors from the oil and gas, utilities and venture industries added to the round, including American Electric Power, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision and Quantum Energy Partners. This latest addition, which was an extension of its Series H round, pushes ChargePoint’s total funding to $660 million. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, Chargepoint, Pasquale Romano, Rivian, GM Ford Nissan Volvo


HAPO Community Credit Union is deploying a team of financial education coaches

On the latest episode of It’s a Money Thing Backstage, I chat with HAPO Community Credit Union’s Kandy Bowlsby about the ever-expanding HAPO Academy platform and some of the challenges and opportunities of virtual learning.TimTim McAlpine is the Founder & CEO of Currency Marketing. He is best known for developing the It's a Money Thing Financial Education Program that credit unions from around North America are using to connect with new young adult members. He is also a driving force behind CUES...
Tags: Marketing, North America, Money Thing Financial Education Program, TimTim McAlpine, HAPO Community Credit Union, HAPO Academy, Kandy Bowlsby


HAPO Community Credit Union is developing an army of financial educators

On the latest episode of It’s a Money Thing Backstage, I chat with HAPO Community Credit Union’s Kandy Bowlsby about the ever-expanding HAPO Academy platform and some of the challenges and opportunities of virtual learning.TimTim McAlpine is the Founder & CEO of Currency Marketing. He is best known for developing the It's a Money Thing Financial Education Program that credit unions from around North America are using to connect with new young adult members. He is also a driving force behind CUES...
Tags: Marketing, North America, Money Thing Financial Education Program, TimTim McAlpine, HAPO Community Credit Union, HAPO Academy, Kandy Bowlsby


Groundbreaking trilogy finds Zoroastrian ties in religions

The ambitious project opens the scriptures of seven faiths to anyone who wishes to learn Article by James Christie | Broadview Once upon a time, a mere six centuries or so before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the world’s greatest religious traditions emerged from what German philosopher Karl Jaspers called the Axial Age. The dating is under some debate, but from approximately 650 BCE* to 400 BCE, religious creativity exploded across the ancient world — in India, China, Persia (Iran), th...
Tags: Silk Road, Opinion, Washington, Life, India, Toronto, Los Angeles, Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Islam, New Zealand, Jesus, Christian, North America, Christ


What should PBOT do with old Biketown bikes?

The old bikes still have plenty of life in them. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “We’ll start gathering information to find the best use for the old, pedal-only bikes in a way that reflects our environmental and community values.” — Dylan Rivera, PBOT When the City of Portland Biketown 2.0 next month, the 1,000 bikes that were part of the original launch in 2016 will be cast aside. The Portland Bureau of Transportation says the analog, pedal-only bikes are “out of date” and “ver...
Tags: Lyft, New York, Nike, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, North America, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Biketown, Portland Bike Share, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Kaminer, Kiel Johnson


Ford names Jim Farley as new CEO, Jim Hackett to retire

Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett is retiring, leaving the company three years after being tapped to transform the automaker into a leaner, more competitive and profitable company while investing in technology and shifting towards electrification, automation and connectivity. Jim Farley, who many believed was being groomed for the position, has been named president and CEO. Farley joined Ford in 2007 as global head of marketing and sales. He moved through the ranks of the company until 2019 when ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Bill Ford, North America, Ford Motor, Farley, Bronco, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Jim Farley, Joe Hinrichs, Bronco Ford


An adjustable cutlery tray is going to sort out one of my biggest RV kitchen beefs

For the five years that my wife and I have traveled around North America in our 40' motorhome, I've been throwing all of our cutlery, unorganized, into a single drawer, like some kind of animal. It's not that I don't want to find a fork when I need one. The drawers you'll find in most motorhomes and trailers are small. The sorts of cutlery trays y'all use at home typically won't fit into them. In the past, I've considered building an organizer into the drawer we use for cutlery. It didn't happen...
Tags: Post, News, Kitchen Hacks, North America, Van Life, Rv Life, My life on the road


#UAE consumer confidence lowest in Gulf; jobs, finances among top concerns | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE consumer confidence lowest in Gulf; jobs, finances among top concerns | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Consumer confidence in the UAE has fallen to its lowest level since the 2009 global recession, owing to declining sentiments towards personal finances, as well as employment and economic prospects, according to a new survey.The country’s consumer confidence index, which tracks how people feel about the economy, among other categories, fell to 92 points in the second quarter of this year, the lowest sin...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, North America, Uae, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


United States: Santafe Braun, Inc. V. Insurance Company Of North America - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

(August 2020) - In SantaFe Braun, Inc. v. Ins. Co. of North America et al., __Cal. App.5th__ (July 13, 2020), the California Court of Appeal followed the reasoning...
Tags: News, United States, North America, California Court of Appeal, Ins Co, Smith LLP, SantaFe Braun Inc


Study solves long-hold controversy over two popular bird species

A half-century of controversy over two popular bird species may have finally come to an end. In one corner: the Bullock's Oriole, found in the western half of North America. In the other corner: the Baltimore Oriole, breeding in the eastern half.
Tags: Health, North America, Bullock, Oriole, Baltimore Oriole


From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. In 1939, Albert Einstein signs a letter warning US president Franklin D. Roosevelt of the destructive potential of nuclear fission, which was discovered by the German chemist Otto Hahn. Roosevelt creates the Advisory Body on Uranium.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Manhattan, Albert Einstein, North America, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Franklin D Roosevelt, Otto Hahn Roosevelt


Student Accommodation In Australia: Finding The Right Place For You

The student accommodation sector is a part of the economy that is going from strength to strength. This is particularly true in Australia. That the world’s sixth-largest country in terms of total area attracts a lot of both international and domestic students should come as no surprise to those who know Australia well. What to Consider When Finding Student Accommodation in Australia. With so much choice, however, it is vital to know what to look for when choosing the right accommodation build...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Australia, Accommodation, Sydney, Adelaide, Great Barrier Reef, Canberra, North America, Perth, Student, Others, Australia Like, Right City, Melbourne Brisbane Perth