March 4, 2014 |
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that's closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you're curious about something on a shelf but can't find a salesperson to offer more information. A British company called Powa Technologies said it has the solution to all of those consumer conundrums in the form of an e-commerce platform it calls a retail “evolution and revolution.” Powa, started by serial entrepreneur Dan Wagner and operating on the nearly $100 million it's raised in recent months, unveiled its closely held digital shopping tool PowaTag on Tuesday.
February 1, 2014 |
SWANSEA, Wales - The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner. And yet the Patricia is even more properly British and perhaps even more luxurious, having as it does six handsomely furnished, spacious passenger cabins on its upper decks - one of which once was Prince Philip's cabin of choice. And now it would be ours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 |
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons responsible for tagging seven cars in Pacific Palisades with swastikas and racial slurs on Sunday. Seven cars parked curbside in a 3-square-mile area north and south of Sunset Boulevard were defaced between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Los Angeles police. Maritza Roberts, whose car was among those targeted, told KTLA that she felt “violated, invaded, disgusted” after she discovered a swastika and an apparent misspelling of the word “fuhrer” spray-painted on her vehicle.
November 18, 2013 |
It had already been a strong year for films with predominantly black casts - the kind of year that makes bloggers pull out their laptops and write posts about a “new moment.” "Fruitvale Station" was the sensation of the Sundance Film Festival. "The Butler" was a major commercial crossover. "12 Years A Slave” is the art-house breakout of the fall and an early Oscar favorite. A big holiday hit was hardly needed to make people realize that long-held tropes about movies with black casts - or, for that matter, aimed at black audiences - were bunk.
November 17, 2013 |
The deep green Coliseum field turned cardinal and gold, swarmed by thousands of fans, enveloped in thousands of screams, a heart of Trojans nation beating together in dizzy disbelief. In the middle stood one sweating man who was somehow bigger than all of it, his giant white-sleeved arms raised above his giant smile, his massive shoulders carrying this bear of a victory. He was rocked, he was hugged, he was loved like no man has been loved here since the early days of Pete Carroll.
October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS -- To a large segment of the Dodgers fan base, this was an outrage: Mark Ellis slid home with the potential go-ahead run on Friday, and replays appeared to indicate that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina might have missed the tag. It was, as they say, a bang-bang play. St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran caught a fly ball, then threw a strike to Molina, who caught the ball and braced as Ellis approached. That play -- in the 10th inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series -- might have been challenged under the replay system expected to be implemented next year by Major League Baseball.