North America

New Lynyrd Skynyrd Doc Shows Plane Crash Footage, Traces Band History

A new documentary promises to tell the full story of one of southern rock’s defining bands, warts and all. The film, <i>Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here</i> …

Music

Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine - MIT Technology Review

Throughout the 1950s, the US, the Soviet Union, and others tested thermonuclear weapons in the Earth’s atmosphere. Those tests released vast …

Wine

Box Office: 'The Greatest Showman' Became One Of The Leggiest Movies Ever

With <i>Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again</i> set to open tonight, I thought I’d check back in with the last big live-action musical smash. Today marks, if you count Tuesday previews, seven months since the Hugh Jackman/Michelle Williams/Zac Efron/Zendaya/Rebecca Ferguson musical opened in North American …

La La Land

DJI Makes Unlocking Geofenced Areas Easier for Commercial Drone Users

DJI, in an effort to grow its commercial client roster, has made the process of unlocking geofenced areas for authorized UAV use fast and easy.<p>AFP …

Drones

‘Mario Kart’ Hot Wheels Toys Coming Summer 2019

Mattel is launching a line of “Mario Kart”-themed Hot Wheels cars next year, the toymaker told Mashable on Wednesday.<p>The licensed toys made their …

Hot Wheels

New spiky-skulled dinosaur lived on a lost continent

Researchers have unearthed a new armored dinosaur in Utah, a new species of ankylosaur, known as <i>Akainacephalus johnsoni.</i><p>The catch? It lived on the lost continent known as Laramidia.<p><i>A. johnsoni</i>, a member of the ankylosaurid family, lived 76 million years ago in what is now southern Utah, but was …

Natural History Museum

MIT's Mass Timber Longhouse Shows a Technology-Driven Approach to Sustainable Design

MIT Mass Timber Design, a cross-disciplinary design workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed a building prototype that …

Architecture

Research From Food Giant, Cargill, Shows Dairy Is Out and Plant-Based Alternatives are In!

Due to a combination of increased awareness, animal welfare and health concerns, and lactose intolerance, dairy has been on a significant decline in …

Cows

PlayStation 4 System Update 6.0 Beta Test Sign Ups Open

Sign-ups are open for the PlayStation 4 system software update 6.00.<p>PS4 players can sign up for the beta test for the console's system software …

Beta Testing

VW will build its electric microbus and crossover in the US

Volkswagen is pushing its EV strategy hard in Europe and China, and now intends to continue its momentum in the US, where it plans to produce its upcoming all-electric microbus and crossover SUV. Confirmed to <i>Autocar</i> this week, VW says it'll produce the I.D. BUZZ electric microbus and I.D. CROZZ …

Volkswagen

Publicis: ad-ing up | Financial Times

The advertising industry is struggling to come up with a suitably creative campaign for its own work. Today’s ad business is a grind of digital data. …

Profit

Makeready Sets ‘Queen & Slim;’ Daniel Kaluuya Stars, Melina Matsoukas Directs Lena Waithe Script

<b>BREAKING</b>: Makeready has won an auction to finance <i>Queen & Slim</i>, with Oscar-nominated <i>Get Out</i> star Daniel Kaluuya starring and Melina Matsoukas making …

Hollywood

RPM International Inc. Continues to Battle Through Tough Industry Conditions

The maker of specialty coatings and sealants continues to work through an operating improvement plan to boost shareholder value.<p><b>RPM International</b>'s …

Investing

How Anti-Muslim Propaganda Travels From Europe To North America To Trump’s Twitter Account

Nico Ortega / BuzzFeed News<p><b>When President Donald Trump falsely</b> tweeted last month that Germany’s acceptance of millions of refugees had led to a …

Islamophobia

GATX up 10% post Q2 results

GATX Corp (GATX +10.2%) reports Q2 revenues of $349.5M, a marginal increase of 0.3%, primarily due to 6.6% increase in rail international revenues to …

Business

Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul

LOS ANGELES -- Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are calling on a US judge to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Ashley Judd -- who accuses the disgraced mogul …

Los Angeles

Timber high-rise building announced for Pearl District on hold for ‘foreseeable future’

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>A 12-story wood building announced for Portland’s Pearl District is now on hold for the “foreseeable future,” according to the …

Oregon

Shares in Ad Giants Fall as Publicis Sales Disappoint

Strategy shift at world’s third-biggest advertising firm has yet to convince investors; shares fall as much as 9%<p>By<p>Nick Kostov<p>PARIS—Shares in some of the world’s biggest ad companies tumbled Thursday after Publicis Groupe SA reported revenue below expectations, heightening investor concerns over …

Advertising

Kelowna’s air quality is almost the worst in North America

It doesn't take an expert to look out the window today and realize the Central Okanagan's air quality is not at its typical standard.<p>Okanagan …

British Columbia

Volvo Profit Rises More Than Expected as Truck Demand Increases

Volvo AB’s efforts to capitalize on increasing truck demand bore fruit in the second quarter as profit rose more than analysts …

Profit

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 First Look

Street-legal muscle car for the grassroots drag racer<p>Just when you thought the Hellcat franchise was tapped out, FCA uses the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals event in Denver to announce its latest buzz model: the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. The drag-oriented, …

Sports Cars

In The Air: Obstacles To Email Personalization

Most email marketers are using personalization despite many headaches, including a dearth of resources. Worse, many lack control of their web forms, …

Marketing

Sodexo Recognized by Black EOE Journal in 2018 Best of the Best Issue – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jul. 19 /CSRwire/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced …

African-American News

Pokemon Go: Zapdos Returning For One Day This Weekend

Pokemon Go players will soon have another chance to capture Zapdos. As a reward for meeting the Global Challenges goal during Pokemon Go Fest last weekend, the Legendary bird will return to the game this Saturday, July 21, but it won't be available for long.<p>For a three-hour window of time, players …

Pokémon

Oil's Hired Hands Are Looking Beyond Shale to an Overseas Boomlet

The world’s biggest oilfield-service companies may have finally found something to talk about beyond the U.S. shale boom.<p>The oil explorers they serve …

Oil

Fujifilm's oddball XF10 fixed-lens APS-C camera costs only $500

Fujifilm has proven again that it's not afraid to build unusual cameras by unveiling the XF10, a premium fixed-lens compact that will be the successor to the X70 compact. It's got a wide-angle 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (equivalent to 27.8mm in full-frame terms) and a 24.2-megapixel APS-C (not …

Cameras

Congressman says Americans should be banned from mining, using cryptocurrency

Congressman Brad Sherman, D-California, believes the government should prohibit U.S. citizens from mining and using cryptocurrencies. He made the …

Cryptocurrency

Toronto FC fans lit a giant dang fire in the stands and got kicked out

Finally, flare-tossing hooliganism comes to Ottawa.<p>The rise of soccer has been undeniable in North America. It’s even getting to the point where hooligans in Canada are lighting fires and tossing flares onto the pitch at a minor league playoff match.<p>Toronto FC fans were ejected from Ottawa’s TD …

Toronto

Cathay Pacific Flights From Seattle To Hong Kong Begin April 2019

Cathay Pacific will begin flying from its hub in Hong Kong to Seattle beginning April 1, 2019, the airline announced today. The route will become the only non-stop airline link between Seattle and Hong Kong now that Delta has announced plans to end its flight on the same route in October 2018. …

Hong Kong

Price War Eats Into Unilever Profit

Company behind Dove soap, Magum ice creams reports anemic sales growth and lower earnings<p>LONDON—A fierce price war between consumer goods giants hit Unilever PLC hard in the first half.<p>The Anglo-Dutch maker of Dove soap and Magnum ice creams reported anemic sales growth and lower profit for the six …

Unilever