Bolt founder Ryan Breslow is not going away – TechCrunch

Ryan Breslow has had a tumultuous 2022. It’s not slowing him down. Few outside of Breslow’s world even knew his name a year ago. Then Bolt, a “one-click” checkout tech company that evolved from an earlier idea of his, announced $355 million in Series E funding at a reported $11 billion valuation. Suddenly, the startup was on everyone’s radar, as was Breslow. The now 28-year-old Miami resident was riding so high that he couldn’t help but take a kind of victory lap. Having struggled at one point to win over…

Yacht off Maha with AK-74 guns brings back 26/11 chills | India News

MUMBAI: An unidentified and unmanned yacht with three AK-74 guns and more than 600 live bullets was found off Harihareshwar beach in Raigad, almost 200km from Mumbai, on Thursday morning, sending security forces into a tizzy and leading to a high alert being sounded all over the coastal areas of the state. Two hours after the 16m-long battered yacht was found around 8am by fishermen, an abandoned raft was spotted at Diveagar, 10km away. SP Ashok Dudhe said the raft was part of the yacht. The incident brought back memories…

Laredo Fashion Week to begin on Friday

Laredo Fashion Week will kick off on Aug. 19 before its Designers Fashion Show is held on Aug. 20. The fashion show has been a local tradition and will showcase the talent and fashion of models form the Avanti Modeling School and Agency as well 13 international fashion designers. For the fashion show, there will be three separate shows: the Kids Designers, Ready to Wear Designers and Haute Couture Designers fashion shows. According to the organizer, 80 local models will be participating as well as 30 local hair and makeup…

How ‘The Great’ Costume Design Makes Fashion a Matter of State

When we think about period drama, the image we hold in our minds is always wrapped up in a show’s setting. The setting is an interesting moment in historical or imagined time, separate from our own, but the setting is also the stuff in it; it’s how different everyone looks. Sometimes that stuff means swords and armor and dragons, and the martial, fantastical nature of a “Game of Thrones” is what makes it visually distinct. But even when chainmail isn’t involved, it’s the look of the costumes that bring us…

Why you should go to the library on your next vacation

Comment on this story Comment I just finished reading Daphne du Maurier’s suspense thriller “Not After Midnight,” sipping Cretan wine on the balcony of the Airbnb I booked for a five-night stay in Agios Nikolaos, on the Greek island of Crete. The read is a result of a travel enhancement I stumbled into many years ago. I had some free time in a rural administrative capital in a mountain region and it was raining — the bane of the lone traveler. A traffic sign announced something I could make out,…

Several names pop up for Congress top job; Rahul Gandhi keeps brass guessing | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid continuing suspense over Rahul Gandhi’s willingness to take the reins of Congress again, the party is abuzz with speculations over the much-awaited election of party chief to be held soon and who will finally be in the saddle. Rahul is under pressure to accept the post that he quit in the aftermath of Congress’ decimation in 2019 elections. He is being persuaded by his loyalists as well as by veterans, who are impressing upon him the need to provide stability to the party after around three years…

Will give befitting reply at appropriate time: CM Nitish Kumar on ‘jungle raj’ claims | India News

PATNA: Eight days into his eighth innings with RJD as his new partner at the crease, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was Thursday left ducking a bouncer in the form of law minister Kartik Kumar’s pending criminal case and hooking another one – JD(U) MLA Bima Bharti’s threat to resign if minister Leshi Singh wasn’t sacked. Nitish, whose first response to the row over RJD’s Kartik skipping a court appearance to take oath as minister on Tuesday was that he didn’t know about the case, said the government was now “looking…

Pentagon issues new awards to universities to work on hypersonics tech

Written by Jon Harper Aug 18, 2022 | FEDSCOOP The Department of Defense is extending its outreach to academia for help with developing hypersonic weapons technology, announcing on Thursday several new applied research awards for work on navigation systems, scramjets, velocity and altitude controls, and capabilities for monitoring aeroshells. Hypersonic missiles, which are designed to fly faster than Mach 5 and be highly maneuverable, are a top modernization priority for the Pentagon as it races with China and Russia to field new military tech. The DOD wants to refine and…

After Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s overseas trips, City Council passes new travel rules | Local Politics

The mayor and other high-ranking New Orleans officials might still be able to use taxpayer money to travel overseas under a new City Council ordinance. But now they’ll have to cough up the receipts. On Thursday, the council unanimously approved new rules that will require quarterly reports on City Hall travel and set deadlines for how quickly officials produce detailed information on any costs. The ordinance, which was originally filed in response to a series of overseas trips taken by Mayor LaToya Cantrell in recent months, scrapped an earlier proposal…

Aircraft conversion program featuring NIAR to involve Wichita State, WSU Tech students

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wichita State University on Thursday, Aug. 20, detailed a partnership between WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) WERX and a company called Erickson Precision Ventures, LLC. In a news release, Wichita State explained the partnership, established this spring, as “their first collaborative passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion program of an Airbus 321.” IN May, NIAR WERX and Erickson Precision Ventures announced an agreement to perform as many as 24 conversions per year, starting in 2023, Wichita State explained. This includes modification, maintenance and engineering of…