Exercise your crazy flipper fingers at the Silverball Rodeo

The Major Minor Music Project launched back at the beginning of 2016 as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that aimed to get new Calgarians to engage with the city through all-ages arts and music events. Since then, they’ve become known as the creators of Punk Rock Bowling—a recurring mash-up of bowling and bands. But this weekend, Major Minor is rolling a new game, teaming up with the Stampede City Pinball League to present the Silverball Rodeo, a two-day pinball and live-music extravaganza at the Atlantic Trap and Gill Pub. The Rodeo has two components: the inaugural Stampede City Open Pinball Championship, a serious competition to determine the city’s top pinball player,… Read More

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Uber investor just sent a wild statement about the company invoking “saved souls” and “sanctimonious hypocrites”

In the wake of the appointment of a new CEO to Uber, one of the company’s investors, Shervin Pishevar, just sent out a wild statement. The statement references the infighting of the board that reached epic proportions, forcing Uber founder Travis Kalanick to resign in June after the tragic death of his mother. Pishevar was firmly on Team Kalanick, The opposition was Team Benchmark. Benchmark is an investor in Uber and a board member. The VC firm sued Kalanick and has been trying to force him off the board. Pishevar’s statement is bizarre in its word choices and tone, but it does seem to hint that the fight to get… Read More

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A high school updated its dress code to be more body-positive — and it’s about time

The INSIDER Summary: Dress codes are a contentious issue. One school in Illinois has altered its dress code to be body positive. The dress code does not prohibit specific styles or fits of clothing. The dress code aims to “ensure that all students are treated equitably regardless of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size.” It is based on the Oregon NOW Model Student Dress Code, which serves as a template for modern, anti-marginalization K-12 school dress codes. As September approaches, students across the US are headed back to school. For many students, that means facing the harsh realities of… Read More

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Tropical Storm Irma is gaining attention as it moves across the Atlantic — and could become a hurricane by Friday

Texas and parts of Louisiana are still dealing with catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, which is still dumping rain in many areas. But forecasters are also starting to keep an eye on a new storm that may become the next threat: Tropical Storm Irma. Irma was declared the season’s ninth named storm by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Wednesday. The NHC is projecting that the storm could intensify to hurricane status by Friday morning, though it’s still too soon to know whether it’ll pose a threat to anyone in the Caribbean or US. The big question is where Irma will go. It’s currently in the Eastern Atlantic, moving… Read More

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Person shot while inside a vehicle in Bridgeton, cops say

Bridgeton Police are searching for those responsible for a Monday night shooting that sent one person to the hospital. BRIDGETON — A person was taken to a hospital Monday after being shot inside a vehicle in Bridgeton. Bridgeton police said that a person sitting in a vehicle had been shot in both knees and a foot. The victim was taken to Inspira Medical Center in Vineland. His condition was not immediately available. Police received a call about shots being fired near the intersection of North and Cohansey streets Monday around 10:40 p.m. Police searched the area and found 25 shell casings on the ground in an alleyway that runs between… Read More

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Russia plans to build 100 of its next generation Armata tank

The Russian deputy defense minister said last week at a military technical forum that Moscow plans to build 100 T-14 Armata battle tanks. “The designed models are currently undergoing operation testing, Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said, according to TASS, a Russian state-owned media outlet. “We have a contract for 100 units that will be supplied before 2020.” TASS also acknowledged that Moscow previously said it would make 2,300 T-14s by 2020, which The National Interest and other analysts dismissed as “ridiculous,” given the high cost of the tank. Since it was unveiled in 2015, the T-14 has received a lot of hype and has worried many westerners — some of… Read More

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