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- Isiah Thomas Tells Jason Whitlock He Opposes Having a Black National Anthem: ‘It’s Emphasizing O...During a detailed and wide-ranging discussion of race between conservative sports columnist Jason Whitlock and NBA Hall-of-Famer Isiah Thomas, the topic eventually shifted to the Black national anthem. “When you sing the national anthem and then you sing the Black national anthem, the only thing that it does is it’s emphasizing our separateness,” Thomas said on The Blaze’s Fearless with Jason Whitlock. Just as they did last season, the NFL has continued to feature the song Lift Every Voice and Sing, often referred to as the Black national anthem, prior to major league events. Last year, the ballad was performed without much backlash, but this season, the anthem has been a point of public contention. “Our Founding Fathers, when they wrote the constitution and everything else, they were talking about bringing us together under one umbrella, under one constitution, where all men and women are created equal,” Thomas continued.… ..... Read More.58 mins ago
- The AI body scanner detecting skin cancer and other newsBBC Click's LJ Rich looks at the best tech news stories of the week. ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Aurora Propulsion Technologies closes €1.7M seed for spacecraft maneuvering and deorbiting techMore spacecraft will be sent to orbit this year than ever before in human history, and the number of satellite launches is only anticipated to increase through the rest of the decade. Under these crowded conditions, being able to maneuver satellites in space and deorbit them when they reach the end of their useful life will be key. Enter Aurora Propulsion Technologies. It’s one of a handful of startups that has emerged in the past few years to help simplify the problem of spacecraft propulsion. Since its founding in 2018, the Finnish company has developed two products – a tiny thruster engine and a plasma braking system – and will be testing both in an in-orbit demonstration in the fourth quarter of this year. Aurora’s activities have caught the eye of investors: the company has just closed a €1.7 million ($2 million) seed round to bring its technology to market.… ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Texans Allegedly Attack New York Restaurant Hostess Who Asked For Proof of VaccinationThe Shrimp Parmigiana at Carmine’s A group of diners from Texas were arrested after allegedly attacking the hostess of Carmine’s on the Upper West Side when she asked for proof of vaccination, which is required by New York City law. According to NBC, the fight erupted around 5 p.m. Thursday, and was broken up by restaurant staff and bystanders. Footage of the brawl was caught on camera: Carmine’s on the UWS says a hostess was assaulted after asking a group for proof of Covid vaccine to eat inside. “It’s a shocking and tragic situation when one of our valued employees is assaulted for doing their job – as required by city policies…” @NBCNewYork after football. pic.twitter.com/xrqZoNm74R — Adam Harding (@HardingReports) September 17, 2021 Police told NBC that the hostess “repeatedly punched and her necklace broken.” Three suspects were arrested. As of September 13, New York City implemented a… ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Extra Crunch roundup: Adtech investing, Intuit buys Mailchimp, ideal customer profilesMajor gains in online advertising have boosted valuations for adtech startups since the pandemic began, but one insider says investors are missing the party. “Adtech is having a moment,” writes industry veteran Casey Saran. “And while much of the oxygen has been soaked up by large legacy companies hitting the public market, there have been smaller deals that indicate a hunger for better creative adtech.” Saran shares five reasons “why VCs should consider ratcheting up their investment into adtech startups building the next generation of creative tools.” Creative adtech is on the cusp of a revolution, and VCs should take note Full Extra Crunch articles are only available to membersUse discount code ECFriday to save 20% off a one- or two-year subscription On Wednesday, September 22 at 9:05 a.m PT, I’m moderating “The Path for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs,” a panel discussion at Disrupt 2021. Our conversation will examine some… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- A knock against bootstrappingNatasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, which meant we had the full team. And speaking of teams, Mary Ann is joining the Friday show on a weekly basis now. She’s been a friend for years, and a colleague now twice-over for Natasha and Alex and we could not be more excited. That personal news aside, here’s the rundown for today’s show! Funding rounds in the logistics and infra markets: We went physical-world with our funding round roundup this week. BridgeLinx put together the largest Seed round in Pakistan’s history, Releaf is doing incredibly interesting agtech work in Nigeria, and Stord’s huge round from earlier in the week brought us to Atlanta. And oh boy has Atlanta had a week. TechCrunch did a deep dive into the city’s superlative startup fundraising in recent quarters, and, of course, one of its home-grown startups sold to Intuit… ..... Read More.2 hours ago