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`Big Brother` Blowout: Taco Tuesday Turmoil Goes Down in `BB` History ... Was it Epic or an Epic Fail?

Christie stages a masterclass in how to flip the vote when you have no chance of flipping the vote, but does it work?

Pac-12 football previews: Make-or-break season for Cardinal as North division heavyweight

Numerous online gaming sites have released college football wins totals for 2019 and -- get ready for a shocker -- those figures crossed our radar here at the Hotline.

Louisville transportation master plan moving ahead

Louisville took steps toward adopting a transportation master plan after hosting a community meeting Thursday night.

Polis calls for independent investigation into shooting of De’Von Bailey by Colorado Springs police

Gov. Jared Polis wants an independent investigation into the death of a teenager who was fatally shot by Colorado Springs police officers earlier this month as he ran away from them.

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne quits as ‘deep state’ remarks cause uproar

Zero Hedge | With his company`s stock in free fall, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne resigned as CEO on Thursday effective immediately, after he stunned investors by disclosing his entanglements with the “Deep State” as we reported previously. The post Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne quits as ‘deep state’ remarks cause uproar appeared first on Intellihub .

5 tweets for Black Women`s Equal Pay Day that will inspire you to fight for equality

Today is Black Women`s Equal Pay Day, which marks the occasion when black women finally earn as much as white men do in a single calendar year. Twitter recognized the occasion with the hashtags #BlackWomensEqualPay and #BlackWomenCantWait, which spread awareness of the pay gap.  Research shows that black women who are employed in full-time, year-round positions make 61 cents for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men earn. Since we are nearly nine months into 2019, that means it`s taken black women nearly 20 months to earn what white men make in 12 months.  Black women are overrepresented in low-wage jobs and underrepresented in higher-wage jobs, but no matter which group they belong to, they still experience a wage gap. That`s partly because of discrimination, workplace harassment, and policies that don`t support family caregivers who are also employed, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.  Read more... More about Twitter , Gender Pay Gap , Equal Pay Day , Social Good , and Identities

WWE`s Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch Get Engaged

WWE superstars Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are both officially off the market ... the wrestlers just got engaged!!! Seth and Becky announced the big news Thursday over social media ... with Becky calling Seth`s beachfront proposal the happiest day…

Broncos GM John Elway reveals hand condition on “Today” show

During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” program this morning, Broncos general manager John Elway revealed he has been diagnosed with Dupuytren`s contracture, a hand condition involving a tendon that pulls one or more fingers into a bent position.

With Amazon Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash: ‘Lungs of the Earth Are in Flames’

The fires scorching the Amazon come amid growing concern that Brazil’s weakening environmental policies could jeopardize the country’s trade and foreign relations.

North Carolina hearing set to consider voting machines

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elections officials are deciding which voting machines are cleared to use in North Carolina, and whether they must count ballots that can be checked by human eyes. The State Board of Elections meets Friday to decide whether the only company now selling voting machines in the state can keep doing so. […]

Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fees waived on Sunday

National parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park, will offer free entrance to the park Sunday, Aug. 25, in observance of the National Park Service Birthday.

Behind The Wheel At 24 Hours of Le Mans, The World`s Wildest Endurance Race

I have driven faster. But so has my copilot. So much faster that most of you would be blubbing like small children poked in the eye with a stick. Pleading to slow down to the point where the world made sense again.  It’s Le Mans 2019. Famed racing driver Derek Bell and I are belting down the ...

Mikaela Shiffrin talks 2019-20, cycling and doughnuts

AVON — How in the wide world of sports does Mikaela Shiffrin follow up a record-obliterating 2018-19 World Cup season with 17 wins on tour — 19, if one includes FIS Alpine World Ski Championships...

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New Iridium CEO CEO Chern-Hooi Lim pitches his company to judges Jana Sanchez, Pascal Wagner and Saba Karim during BizWest’s Northern Colorado IQ Awards Innovation Challenge. Lucas High/BizWest. The post IMG_0661 appeared first on BizWest .

Morgan County Government: County recognizes employees

The Morgan County Commissioners recognized county employees through the Second Quarter Service Awards recognition during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Employees were recognized for their five, ten, 15, 20 and 30 years of service with the county. Shantel Nelson with the Department of Human Services was recognized for her five years of service with the […]

Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV

An anonymous Slashdot reader shares an opinion piece from The New York Times, written by Matthew Ball, former head of strategic planning for Amazon Studios. Here`s an excerpt: The next 12 months will see several video services come to market, including Disney+, AT&T/WarnerMedia`s HBO Max, Comcast/NBCUniversal`s unnamed service, Apple TV+ and Quibi from the Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. This increased competition will offer audiences even more high-quality series, the sorts of films that can no longer be found in theaters, interactive storytelling they`ve never seen before, and further improvements in navigation and advertising. Yet in this new multiplatform world, viewers will find they have to pay for a fistful of streaming subscriptions to watch all of their favorite programs -- and in the process, they`ll again end up paying for lots of shows and movies they`ll never care to watch. AT&T`s WarnerMedia, for example, is bundling its TV channels, like TBS, HBO and TruTV, and film studios, including Warner Bros., DC Films and New Line, into its HBO Max service. Disney+ will have Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm, but also National Geographic, "The Simpsons" and Disney`s offerings for children. And to navigate these many subscriptions, most households will want companies like Amazon or Apple to further bundle these services together into a single app -- just as they do with Dish or Xfinity. All of this bundling will eventually mean the return of a high monthly bill. Behind this bill is the cost of making high-quality programming. Although much has been said about how Netflix and Amazon have disrupted the video business, no media company has figured out how to make premium movies or TV shows significantly more cheaply. In fact, competition has driven production budgets even higher. Ultimately, these costs are paid by viewers (especially if they choose to watch without ads). But the rise of digital video is bringing back more than just bloated bundles and bills. Many companies are returning to TV`s original business model: selling you anything and everything but the television show in front of you. For decades, all TV content was "free." Networks like ABC and CBS distributed their shows free of charge because they weren`t really in the business of selling audiences 30 minutes of entertainment. Instead, they were selling advertisers eight or so minutes of the audience`s attention. While most digital video services do charge their viewers, their real objective is to lock audiences into their ever-expanding ecosystem. Their TV network is the ad. Amazon, Apple and Roku, for example, use their networks to drive sales of their devices, software, services and other products. For YouTube and Facebook, original movies and shows are about increasing the number of ads they serve and the prices they charge for these ads. "Even as the video industry reconstitutes with new players -- under old business models and familiar problems -- most people agree that TV has never been better," Ball writes in closing. "Consumers have more options, better shows and more diversity than ever before." "But at the same time, weâ(TM)re entering a world in which our culture is programmed by vertically integrated trillion-dollar corporations," he adds. "This may help us escape high prices and ads in the short term, but eventually the bill will come due." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Get on the bus!

Boulder has secrets. A lot of secrets. According to legend, Boulder was almost the home of Colorado’s maximum-security prison — Carson City fought hard for the honor; Boulder got the University of Colorado instead. But don’t worry, Boulder still has plenty of blood on its hands: U.S. Army Colonel John Chivington rallied his battalion in […] The post Get on the bus! appeared first on Boulder Weekly .

City chooses Danish firm for ambulance contract

A Danish-owned company, Falck Ambulance , has been chosen for further negotiations for the Colorado Springs emergency ambulance contract, the city tells the Independent . That means that long-time ambulance provider, American Medical Response (AMR) of Greenwood Village, would be cede the contract to another provider on Jan. 1, 2020. In a statement, city spokeswoman Jamie Fabos said four companies and the Colorado Springs Fire Department submitted proposals. CSFD`s insource proposal was eliminated due to concerns over the Taxpayer`s Bill of Rights limitations and other issues, as we previously reported . Fabos did not name the other bidders, but noted this criteria was used by an evaluation committee, in order of importance: • Project approach / Compliance with the Statement of Work • Organizational background and overview • Qualifications and Experience / References • Proposal Presentation • Exceptions and Insurance Fabos said the city sought the "best value" and interviewed contenders. "Upon evaluation of the proposals and interviews, Falck Ambulance emerged as the highest-ranked candidate in the proposal process," she said.…

Mission to Jupiter`s icy moon confirmed

An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission`s next phase.

Timnath Park Expansion

EXPANDING OUR COMMUNITY PARK During a summer afternoon, there’s no better place to play than at the Timnath Community Park. We’re excited to announce that starting in late summer/ early fall 2019, we will be [...] This post Timnath Park Expansion previously appeared on North Forty News .

A year later, YouTube Music adds library sorting for albums and playlists

In addition to lacking major features like a cloud locker and migrating playlists, YouTube Music is still missing basic functionality expected in an audio player. The ability to sort albums and playlists is now finally available on Android and iOS. more… The post A year later, YouTube Music adds library sorting for albums and playlists appeared first on 9to5Google .

Police: Longmont man’s death does not appear suspicious

A death investigation was initiated after a man in his 60s died Tuesday, according to the Longmont Police Department.

FEAR AND LOATHING: Metro life gets harder for Latino immigrants among shootings, raids and Trump

Aurora’s community of Latino immigrants is on edge after Mexicans were targeted in a Texas shooting and the Trump Administration renews mass ICE raids to round up undocumented workers

Opinion | Susan Knopf: You represent what?

Our mountain community seems a long way from the Middle East and Israel. We work to promote and respect diversity and value differences while they bicker for dominance between Abrahamic faiths. Yet the way this...

Movie Pick: Burn

Burn is an appropriately named thriller that patiently, smolderingly unfurls as a group of characters coalesce around a gas station during a graveyard shift. An emotionally unstable attendant (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), her socially confident co-worker (Suki Waterhouse) a desperate armed robber (Josh Hutcherson), a friendly cop (Harry Shum Jr.), and a shady young man (Shiloh Hernandez) […] The post Movie Pick: <i>Burn</i> appeared first on LA Weekly .

Late Night Randomness (28 Photos)

Late Night Randomness is a collection of photos we have found in searching the web that don`t necessarily fit in with our other posts or are perhaps a little too edgy to present earlier in the day. They`re still cool and beautiful, so we wanted to share them with you. Do you have an image of something cool you`d like to share with us? Just click on Upload Photos on the top menu to upload it and you might see it in Late Night Randomness! The post Late Night Randomness (28 Photos) appeared first on Suburban Men .

Check out what’s new at the Historic Park Theatre

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” comes to the Park Theatre on Friday, Aug. 23. Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny […]

13 Springs firms make 2019’s Most Successful Companies list

A record 13 Colorado Springs companies have landed on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of Most Successful Companies in America. Inc.’s annual guide highlights “the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. — and how they reached their lofty heights,” according to its website. The list ranks companies based on their percentage of revenue […] The post 13 Springs firms make 2019’s Most Successful Companies list appeared first on The Colorado Springs Business Journal .