Reading's Ashley Giddens hopes she can inspire young girls with her book

Reading’s Ashley Giddens hopes she can inspire young girls with her book

When she visits classrooms in Reading elementary schools, Ashley Giddens often sees herself in many girls. She was shy and reserved, eager to blend in with the crowd rather than stand above it. She faced obstacles, too, as a child and made sure they didn’t keep her from reaching her goals. That’s the message Giddens, …

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US consumers contend with double-digit price increases at the grocery store

US consumers contend with double-digit price increases at the grocery store

Friday’s inflation report was a triple-whammy for consumers, with massive price hikes in food, shelter and energy — sectors that make up the majority of household expenses — as well as in almost every other category. But some of the starkest increases were in the food-at-home sector, where the cost of groceries surged by almost …

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Lots of sellers, fewer buyers, in markets for startup shares – TechCrunch

Lots of sellers, fewer buyers, in markets for startup shares – TechCrunch

There’s a lot of confusion in the private market right now. On the one hand, venture firms are still announcing new funds on a daily basis. They’re hosting catered sushi brunches. On the other, layoffs abound, and titans of industry sound worried. JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon sees an economic hurricane ahead. For his part, Elon Musk …

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Bright Memory: Infinite coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and Switch in 2022

Bright Memory: Infinite coming to PS5, Xbox Series, and Switch in 2022

Bright Memory: Infinite will launch for PlayStation 5 and Switch alongside its previously planned Xbox Series version when it comes to console in 2022, publisher Playism and developer FYQD-Studio announced. The first-person action game initially launched for PC via Steam and GOG on November 11, 2021. “I know people had to wait a bit longer, …

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China Launches 'Mother Ship,' World's First AI Unmanned Drone Carrier

China Launches ‘Mother Ship,’ World’s First AI Unmanned Drone Carrier

China launched a crewless ship capable of carrying dozens of drones. The ship, named Zhu Hai Yun, uses an artificial intelligence system to navigate autonomously. Beijing has touted it as a maritime research tool, but experts suggest it has potential as a military vessel. Loading Something is loading. China has launched the world’s first crewless …

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Belmont Stakes 2022 predictions, best bets: Expert picks for win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta

Belmont Stakes 2022 predictions, best bets: Expert picks for win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta

For the first time since 1926, the 2020 Belmont Stakes was run at a shorter distance than its traditional mile-and-a-half length. COVID-19 not only led to the temporary shuttering of numerous tracks, but it also created disruptions in horses’ training schedules and support staff’s ability to work around each other. The decision was made to …

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Viola Davis: Escapist Movies, Social Media 'Destroys Our Art Form'

Viola Davis: Escapist Movies, Social Media ‘Destroys Our Art Form’

Oscar winner Viola Davis says social media hasdd her art form, especially as it relates to modern theatrical movies. The “Fences” and “The First Lady” actor delivered a blunt and juicy indictment of what it takes to market films nowadays. In a conversation about her content label JuVee at the annual Produced By Conference on …

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2 books from Wrangell author explore place and heritage through different traditional cultures

2 books from Wrangell author explore place and heritage through different traditional cultures

“My Father’s Smokehouse: Stories and Recipes from Fishcamp” By Vivian Faith Prescott. West Margin Press, 2022. 251 pages. $16.99. “Old Woman with Berries in her Lap” By Vivian Faith Prescott. University of Alaska Press, 2022. $16.95. “My Father’s Smokehouse: Stories and Recipes from Fishcamp” by Vivian Faith Prescott Traditional knowledge instructs us in the ways …

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