Report: Black Friday skyrocketed online

Report: Black Friday skyrocketed online

Although face-to-face visits increased 2.9% last year, analysts saying Retail Immersion that the long lines of yore had vanished, while Business Insider shared photos of almost empty Walmart stores. E-commerce, however… … it was big. Customers spent a record $9.1 billion+ online, by CNBCciting estimates from Adobe Analytics. Some other fun stats: Sales of electronics, … Read more

Africa: Rock Art: How the South African Coat of Arms Came to Feature an Ancient Painting SAN

Africa: Rock Art: How the South African Coat of Arms Came to Feature an Ancient Painting SAN

A new exhibition in Johannesburg titled !ke e: xarra ke – People that are Different: Come Together celebrates the rock art of the San people, the first inhabitants of southern Africa. Presented by the University of the Witwatersrand’s Rock Art Research Institute and the Origin Centerthe exhibition includes an ultra-high resolution facsimile of a San … Read more

Savage Americans clothing company celebrates the freedoms of being an American while supporting those who fought for it

Savage Americans clothing company celebrates the freedoms of being an American while supporting those who fought for it

While Veterans Day has come and gone, the importance of commemorating and supporting those who served in the US Armed Forces is a 365-day-a-year endeavor for some, including a local clothing company. That company, Savage Americans, is working to raise awareness among nonprofits and veterans through its unique custom-designed t-shirts and other apparel products. Navy … Read more

Why booking directly with the airlines can be more expensive | PA

Why booking directly with the airlines can be more expensive |  PA

Early in the pandemic, many travelers experienced headaches trying to rebook air travel purchased through third parties, such as Orbitz and Kayak. Overburdened customer service centers and constantly changing airline policies resulted in a huge hassle at these agencies, leading many travelers to book directly through the airline to avoid future problems. However, as the … Read more

Nigeria hopes new banknotes will curb inflation and corruption | PA

Nigeria hopes new banknotes will curb inflation and corruption |  PA

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria launched newly designed currency notes Wednesday, a move the West African nation’s central bank says will help curb inflation and money laundering. The newly designed denominations of 200 (5 cents), 500 ($1.10) and 1,000 naira ($2.20) would also boost financial inclusion and economic growth, said Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the … Read more

Former Kentucky Governor and Entrepreneur John Y. Brown Dies | PA

Former Kentucky Governor and Entrepreneur John Y. Brown Dies |  PA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Y. Brown Jr., who became governor of Kentucky after building empires in business and sports, has died. He was 88 years old. Brown’s family said in a statement Tuesday that “every day was an exciting adventure” for the former Democratic governor, who served from 1979 to 1983. × This page … Read more

Movie Fans Will Roar And Snarl With ’50 MGM Films’ Book

Movie Fans Will Roar And Snarl With ’50 MGM Films’ Book

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press The title of film historian Steven Bingen’s new book is reminiscent of 1950s B-movie trailers that breathlessly exalt “The Biggest Movie of the Year!” But like many of those overgrown movies, “MGM’s 50 Movies That Transformed Hollywood” can also be entertaining. The qualifications to get on the list are … Read more

GM CEO Barra says EVs will be profitable by 2025

GM CEO Barra says EVs will be profitable by 2025

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer General Motors says it expects its EV portfolio to turn a profit in North America by 2025 as it ramps up battery and assembly plant capacity to build more than 1 million EVs per year. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra used the pledge to kick off the company’s investor … Read more

Happy hygiene! Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words | PA

Happy hygiene!  Scrabble dictionary adds hundreds of words |  PA

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the thing, Scrabble fans. Your conversations on the board are about to get more interesting with over 500 new words and variations added to the official in-game dictionary: stan, sitch, convo, zedonk, dox, and fauxhawk among them. This month, the seventh edition of the “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” add-ons unite … Read more

Brendan Fraser explains why he won’t attend the Golden Globes

Brendan Fraser explains why he won’t attend the Golden Globes

CNN — brendan fraserwho has garnered considerable award buzz for her starring role in next month’s “The whalehe says he does he does not plan to attend the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony, citing his “history” with the organization in a new interview. “I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have … Read more