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Nashville Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide 2022
Business

Nashville Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide 2022

Sometimes the best way to make big change is by thinking small. That’s the idea behind Small Business Saturday, an initiative started by American Express to shine a spotlight on smaller retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues that are the backbone of the economy. Scheduled as an alternative to the big box store melee of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday falls on November 26 this year. So for at least one day, log off of the internet shopping sites, eschew the huge crowds at megastores, support your community, and check out these smaller independent options in Nashville.Thrillist TVWine and CheeseburgerWine and Cheeseburger: Harley and Lara Pair Falafel with WineShop Black City TourMidtownShop Black is a group that brings together Black-owned businesses to showcase their wares i...
Oz emphasizes need for ‘less extremism’ in politics, tougher crime policies during Elizabethtown rally | Local News
Politics

Oz emphasizes need for ‘less extremism’ in politics, tougher crime policies during Elizabethtown rally | Local News

A speech by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz calling for an end to extremism and political division was met with resounding cheers Wednesday night during a campaign stop in Elizabethtown.Oz told the crowd of nearly 100 people that he’s not interested in joining the ranks of career politicians, stressing instead that he’s a surgeon first.“I’m not a politician. And I like it that way,” Oz said. “We have to have less extremism and more balance in Washington.” ...
Primer: Why the Denver Film Festival matters | Arts & Entertainment
Entertainment

Primer: Why the Denver Film Festival matters | Arts & Entertainment

The first rule of moviegoing is, “Don’t talk in the theater.” But the first rule of the 45th Denver Film Festival will be: “Let’s talk in the theater (just as soon as the movie is finished).”The virtual experiment is over. Denver Film aims to put the butts back in the seats and the festive back in the festival with panels, parties and all sorts of in-person interactivity following two years of pandemic limitations. Oh, and 230 films never seen before in Denver, from coming Oscar contenders to homegrown films to features from around the world.“Having the opportunity to see a film you wouldn’t normally see, and seeing it with other human beings in the same room ...
Acuity Earns Top Technology Award for Digital Transformation
Science

Acuity Earns Top Technology Award for Digital Transformation

Oct 23, 2022 | 2:00 PM Local News, Ryan Brahm Acuity earned the Pinnacle Award from Applied Systems for the insurer’s innovative use of technology in driving digital transformation with its independent agents and across the insurance industry. Acuity is the only insurer in the nation to receive a Pinnacle Award in 2022. Applied Systems CEO Taylor Rhodes pointed to Acuity’s “innovative use of technology for the benefit of the entire industry” as a reason for them receiving the award. Acuity President and CEO Ben Salzmann said his company’s partnership with Applied Systems “has strengthened our agency relationships by automating the exchange of information between Acuity and our agency force.” Source link ...
The week in politics, coming to America from Iran, and the art of wuxia films (Oct. 12, 2022) – Houston Public Media
Politics

The week in politics, coming to America from Iran, and the art of wuxia films (Oct. 12, 2022) – Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s show: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. Also this hour: This month, Rice Cinema is hosting a series of screenings of wuxia films, a genre of martial arts films many Americans best know from 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. We learn more about the genre, what makes it unique, and what contributions it makes to the world of film. And, with the recent protests in Iran, we revisit a conversation with writer and poet Roya Hakakian. She talks about her experience coming to America from Iran as a teenager and discusses her book, A Beginner's Guide to America. Audio from today’...
Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
Politics

Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
‘Better Call Saul’ better than ‘Breaking Bad’ | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment
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‘Better Call Saul’ better than ‘Breaking Bad’ | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

Editor’s note: The following column contains “Better Call Saul spoilers up to but not including the series finale, airing Monday night (Aug. 15) on AMC:In 2013, fans didn’t just crowd around their brand-new 48-inch, 200-pound Panasonic Plasma TV screens to watch the final few episodes of “Breaking Bad.” They gathered at cinemas to watch their antihero go down in an unapologetic symphony of gunfire and Badfinger's "Baby Blue” on a (real) big screen alongside dozens of other newly converted meth sympathizers.The “Breaking Bad” capper was the third most-watched series finale in cable history, behind only “The Sopranos” and “Sex & The City.” A one-hour “Talkin...
Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery
Science

Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutesALTA — Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery.This summer, the resort is installing five Wyssen avalanche towers around Mt. Baldy from the Switzerland-based company, according to Mike Maughan, Alta's general manager. Alta installed three last summer in the Supreme area of the mountain, and several more will be installed next year.Several howitzers — long-range military weapons that launch a projectile — are currently in use in Little Cottonwood Canyon to trigger controlled avalanches."Mov(ing) away from anything that's shooting a projectile in the air is a safer, better way to do avalanche mitigation work," Maughan said.This winter will be the ...