Trouble is her business.

After all, “suffering is the crime of the century,” says Misty Berry, editor and publisher of Low Down’s Dirty Voice crime novels on the theme of voting. With proceeds going to nonprofits fighting for voting rights, Berry released her last of three volumes this spring. A BookLife reviewer praised the new volume’s stories as “diverse,” “playful,” “haunting,” and “inspiring and inspiring.” As Berry and her co-writers take on the pressure of a democracy in crisis, we catch up to discuss her original inspiration, the power of crime fiction, and the…

Here’s what climate tech investors think about the inflation-reduction bill

When tech tycoon Abe Yokel heard about the $369 billion bill to fund climate investment in the U.S., he nearly fell off his chair. Yokel, managing partner at Congruent Ventures, wasn’t alone. Climate tech investors and advocates fear the deal, if passed between Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer, would be the largest decarbonization investment America has ever made. Just weeks ago, Democrats’ push to fund climate initiatives appeared dead. Now, with the support of Arizona Senator Kirsten Sinema, the bill appears poised to pass. If the package makes it…

First ribbon cutting for new creative center for Buena Vista business

BUENA VISTA, Va. (WDJ) – A ribbon cutting in Buena Vista was a milestone for a new business, and a preview of the attractions to come at the start of a business incubator. Buena Vista’s Mundet-Hermetite factory printed paper products for the tobacco industry. It closed in 2015 after more than 50 years in business. The Advancement Foundation purchased the building in September and now has a new mission as the Virginia Innovation Collective. It was only fitting that the first official ribbon cutting at the re-planned plant was for…

Rashida Walker on NPower Texas’ Tech Fundamentals program » Dallas Innovations

Rasheda Walker is a graduate of NPower Tech Fundamentals and an intern at CITI. [Photo: NPower] Rashida WalkerApprentice CITI… on the training she received from EnPower Texas’ free Tech Fundamentals program. A recent graduate of NPower Texas’ Tech Basics program, Walker is proof of what the nonprofit’s 16-week training course can provide. Before entering the program, Walker was facing the most difficult time of her life. When she saw the organization at a veterans job fair, she jumped at the chance of free training and the opportunity it could provide.…

Why is digital twin technology coming to our body

Soon, we may all have live digital representations of our bodies, tracking, measuring, and tracking our movements, activities, and key health indicators of health, fitness, and wellness. It’s already happening. My smart ring measures body temperature, heart rate, activity, sleep. My smartwatch monitors activity, exercise, blood pressure, blood oxygen. My phone knows how many steps I’ve taken, and if changes in my pace indicate the onset of Parkinson’s disease. A small, home-based spectrometer can tell you how your blood sugar or cholesterol levels respond to different foods. Soon you will…

How to take a business major to wedding painter

“My Economy” tells the story of the new economic normal from the perspective of the people trying to make it, because we know that the numbers that really matter are only in your economy. The July jobs report came out Friday, and things are looking up for workers. The US economy added 528,000 positions, bringing unemployment to 3.5% and the total number of jobs to pre-pandemic levels. With a tight labor market and employment still expanding, workers have more flexibility and freedom. Some use that freedom not only to find…

NPower Texas Expands Free Technology Basics Program to Dallas-Fort Worth » Dallas Innovations

At a time when many young people are struggling to get ahead, EnPower Texas is expanding its flagship Tech Foundation program to Dallas-Fort Worth. The free training offers 18 to 26-year-olds the opportunity to train in tech jobs expected to grow by 2022. NPower has extended the application deadline to August 15. The free, 16-week virtual training program was created for young adults and marginalized communities in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as military veterans and their spouses. NPower’s Tech Fundamentals program teaches students the fundamentals of programming and information technology…

I’m a fashion guru and I discovered a great way to style button down shirts – here’s how to do it

BUTTON up shirts can be styled in more than one way⁠— and a fashion guru has discovered a clever way to do just that. Style inspiration Lina Noory has taken to social media to show how an ordinary button-down shirt can be transformed into a completely different look. 4 Style inspiration Lina Noory revealed how an ordinary button-down shirt can be transformed into a completely different lookCredit: TIKTOK/lina.noory 4 Lina captioned the post, “Here’s my new favorite fashion hack for button-down shirts.”Credit: TIKTOK/lina.noory In a video posted on TikTok earlier…

SOXX Vs. QQQ: Time to Consider Bigger Bets on Tech (NASDAQ:QQQ)

Gearstd/iStock via Getty Images thesis Recent price adjustments have brought technology valuations into a reasonable range. The iShares Semiconductor ETFNASDAQ:SOXX) has historically traded at a premium relative to the overall market. For example, in March 2022, SOXX It was trading at about 31.5x and SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (P/E).Spy) about 26.5x, according to Yahoo Finance data. However, recent corrections have brought the SOXX P/E to its current level of 15.45x, a 17% decline from the S&P 500’s 18.4x. And next you’ll see the discount from the NASDAQ 100 Index,…

U.S. hotels spin travel demand into gold as airlines struggle

A man exits the Four Seasons Hotel, which was later clarified by President Donald Trump’s official Twitter channel as not the Four Seasons location mentioned for the legal team’s press conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 8, 2020. The press conference was subsequently held at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Mark Makela Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 5 (Reuters) – Staff shortages, airport chaos and higher fuel costs have caused earnings at U.S. airlines like JetBlue Airways to land below analysts’ expectations…