Yelp adds predictive wait times and a new way for restaurants to share updates

With a new feature called Yelp Connect, Yelp is allowing users to go beyond customer reviews and see “what the restaurants have to say for themselves.” That’s according to Devon Wright, Yelp’s general manager of restaurant marketplaces. He explained that with Yelp Connect, restaurants will be able to post updates about things like recent additions to the menu, happy hour specials and upcoming events. These updates are then shown on the Yelp homepage (which is already becoming more personalized), in a weekly email and on the restaurant’s profile page. Consumers, meanwhile, can follow restaurants to see these updates, but Yelp also shows them to users who have indicated interest in a restaurant by making a reservation, joining its waitlist or …

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPhones

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’s everything Apple announced today at the iPhone 11 event The biggest announcement was a new lineup of iPhones, including the iPhone 11, with a new dual-camera system, as well as two iPhone Pro models with three cameras each. Cameras galore! In addition, the company announced new iPads and Apple Watches, as well as pricing and launch dates for Apple Arcade (launching September 19) and Apple TV+ (November 1). 2. California passes landmark bill that requires Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers as employees The …

Bahamas: new storm threatens Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Tropical Storm Humberto expected to drop up to 15cm of rain as operation to provide food and shelter continues A tropical storm carrying heavy rain and strong winds is nearing the already devastated Bahamas, flattened thousands of structures and Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Ilhan Omar Shouts Out Her ‘Hometown Girl’ Lizzo, Dances To ‘Truth Hurts’ In Video

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apparently loves much as anyone else. video on Twitter posted by Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, that captured her dancing to the singer’s hit, “Truth Hurts,” at an event during the Congressional Black Caucus week.  The “Truth Hurts” singer was raised in Houston before she later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. She told the Rolling Stone last year that moving to Minneapolis was “ “Even @AyannaPressley loves our home girl!” Omar “It’s true we all love you @lizzo,” Pressley its website states. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) were also in attendance on Friday, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is hosting its On Tuesday, Omar, Pressley, Underwood and Hayes joined other members of the Congressional Black …

KitKat Japan Is Ditching Plastic Packaging For Paper Which You Can Fold Into Origami

Greenwashing. Have you ever heard of it? It is essentially the false impression that a company or its products are more environmentally sound than they really are. For a company like Nestlé, one of the world’s many scandals over the years and have repeatedly shown that they have incrediblylittle interest in social responsibility. For these reasons, marketing stunts like these, designed to go ‘viral’ and get people talking about them in a positive light, must be taken with a pinch of salt. Image credits: Image credits: vowed to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, after facing increasing pressure from environmental groups. Greenpeace Plastics Campaigner throwaway plastics that persist in our environment for lifetimes.” Nestlé Japan The NGO is …

Trump Is Acting Like Vapes Are More Deadly Than Guns

Eighteen-year-old star rugby player Lloyd Chavez arranged via Snapchat back in May to sell a cheerleader $25 of flavored vape juice such as President Trump now says seems to shrug off as just a factor of American life even as he makes us great again. As recounted by a sheriff investigators probable cause affidavit, the cheerleader was 17-year-old Juliana Serrano. She had an after-school job at the Rock Bar and Restaurant in Aurora and worked on the night of May 8. Julianas mother, Lisa Serrano, was there, celebrating her 40th birthday. The mother later told police that her daughter departed around 9 p.m. in the company of three male teens. The mother identified one of them as 17-year-old Kenneth Gallegos. …

Bringing Up Your Old Baggage In A New Relationship Isnt Easy

Holly Riordan Updated September 10, 2019 By Izabelle Acheson It’s hard to bring up your baggage when you enter a new relationship because you’re never sure when the right moment is to have the conversation. You don’t want to bring up your past too early and chase them away, but you don’t want to feel like you waited too long to bring up something that has impacted you so much either. You have to take a guess, take a risk, and hope your person is ready to hear what you have to say. It’s hard to bring up your baggage when you enter a new relationship because you don’t want to think about the past. You want to focus on …

She Said: an inside look at the story that brought down Harvey Weinstein

Journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor spoke to the Guardian about their sprawling investigation into Weinsteins alleged sexual predation as detailed in their new book On Wednesday, 4 October 2017, the New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor were finalizing their expos of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the now-disgraced movie producer, when they received a disorienting call: Weinstein, from whom they were expecting a final statement after months of intense investigative work, was approaching the building. In minutes, hed be on their doorstep with a small army of powerful supporters in tow including the feminist lawyer Lisa Bloom and the former sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein in a last-ditch effort to kill their story. After months …

Trump Administration Looking Into Moving California Homeless Into Government-Run Facilities

Trump administration officials were in Los Angeles this week to learn about the city’s Among the proposed options is a plan to clear street encampments in Los Angeles and other cities and move the homeless people into government-run facilities, according to a report by The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The group visited several homeless shelters, including a facility that recently opened in South L.A. as part of a according to Garcetti’s office. according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The administration’s visit follows months of harsh critique from President “We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. It’s inappropriate,” Trump said in a Fox News interview that aired in July. He …

Chrissy Teigen & Donald Trump’s #FilthyMouthedWife Twitter Feud, Explained | Betches

Need the news explained, but like, in a hilarious way you can relate to? Subscribe to The ‘Sup and get our 5x/weekly newsletter straight to your inbox. I love a good Twitter feud, and the more random the better. Today’s feud certainly delivers, pitting MVP Twitter troll Chrissy Teigen against our President, Donald Trump. Both super famous, both prolific tweeters, but how did this come about? Here’s what you need to know about this spectacularly random feud, and how #PresidentPussyAssBitch came to be a thing. On Sunday, MSNBC hosted a town hall about criminal justice reform. The town hall was hosted by Lester Holt, and featured John Legend speaking to prison inmates about the impact their incarceration has had on …

Uncut Gems review Adam Sandler shines in frenetic drama

A towering performance from the often tiresome actor drives an anxiety-inducing film about a risk-addicted jewelry dealer In Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers anxiety-inducing follow-up to Good Time, we spend over two hours attached at the hip to Adam Sandler, a prospect that might not seem particularly thrilling. But the guy who signed a mammoth deal with Netflix because it rhymes with wet chicks is also the guy who chose to work with Paul Thomas Anderson and Noah Baumbach, film-makers willing to look beyond the fart jokes to see an actor who just needs to be directed. Both roles were particularly compelling not just because they represented such a dramatic departure from the kind of movie we associate him with …

Alex Trebek’s 3 Magic Words On ‘Jeopardy!’ Premiere Melt Twitter

Alex Trebek returned for his 36th season of  The three words packed a powerful punch as the 79-year-old is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He debilitating effects of chemotherapy months later, and in late May offered a Trebek taping in July.) But his reassuring words warmed the hearts of fans. “Jeopardy!” champion his seventh straight game in an impressive victory streak  ― but many would say the true winners are the quiz show’s faithful.   REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.