Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Kansas City News Link Evening Look

Pop culture peek for the late afternoon:

Saw1st: Candice Swanepoel for Swimwear Photoshoot 2019

Fashionista: Why Sustainable Swimwear Is Everywhere Now

Fox News: Budweiser, Bud Light release beer-themed swimwear and 'pajameralls'

Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking right now . . .

Downtown Office Hype Cont'd

Downtown KC Office Summit set for liftoff on Sept. 25

The Downtown Council of Kansas City (DTC) announced plans today for a Sept. 25 summit meeting on the hottest commodity in Downtown's escalating revitalization - the commercial office market. The 3 rd annual Downtown Office Summit will feature a keynote address by Spencer Levy , a global leader in commercial real estate.

Dead-Tree Biz Obit
Waldo neighborhood cafe has become a daily stop for many. It is closing after 10 years
Job Disaster Go Ahead

FCC recommends approval of Sprint/ T-Mobile merger

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) - It's another step forward for the Sprint / T-Mobile merger. Wednesday the head of the FCC formally recommended approval of the $26 billion deal. It is expected to easily pass the FCC's Republican majority, but it may take time. Several states are suing to block the merger in court.

Hot Stock On Down Day

Inc. 5000 ranks Matt Watson's Stackify among top fastest-growing companies in KC

If founders don't put themselves out there, they'll never know how far they can grow, advised Matt Watson, shortly after Inc. Magazine ranked his tech startup - Stackify - one of the fastest growing companies in Kansas City. Stackify is the No.

Local Lesson In Gadgets

How teachers are using technology in the classroom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the ever-evolving use of technology, teachers are incorporating it more and more in their curriculum and in their classrooms. SMART boards, iPads and laptops are just some of the tools teachers and students are using both in the classrooms and at home for homework.

Great Whit Wasted

Can the Royals make the playoffs before Whit's contract is up?

If we learned anything from the trade deadline, it's that the Royals front office believes that they can be competing before Whit's contract is up at the end of 2023, when he is 34-years old. I think the most optimistic fans in Royals kingdom agree with that timeline.

Ugly Captivity Coming Out

Kansas City Zoo's new sloth, Arnie, makes his debut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It took him a while, but the Kansas City Zoo's new sloth has finally made his debut. Arnie, a Linne's two-toed sloth, is now on display at his home in the zoo's Discovery Barn. A donor named him Arenal after a volcano in Costa Rica, but he will go by his nickname, Arnie.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Hyperblogal said...

The Sprint - T-Mobile merger was conditioned on Dish Network becoming the fourth Mobile network. Considering Dish Network has never done anything like this, I would think this will work out well for the consumers.

Anonymous said...

The Consumers? Is that a music group?

Anonymous said...

Downtown's escalating revitalization


Anonymous said...

50 years ago One More Cup was a breakfast joint.

I hated classes at Southwest HS. My buddies and I went there one morning for breakfast when we were supposed to be at school.
As I'm sitting there my dad and his work mates walk in. Dad sees me and says, "What are you doing here?" I said, "I'm ditching school. What are YOU doing here?"

He says, "I'm ditching work."

Anonymous said...

If the downtown commercial market is so hot, why did a developer turn the Commerce Tower into a "vertical neighborhood" of apartments?
Standby for the next round of "but for" "incentive" packages.
When is the Bartle Hall expansion going to be proposed?
After the downtown baseball stadium?
Champagne tastes on a beer budget and all on someone else's money.
And if you're a KCMO taxpayer, the money is YOURS.

Anonymous said...

^^yep, and I don't mind at all. Progress chump, progress.