Newsletter for Tuesday, May 24
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
All that rain did lead to a pretty picture on Penn’s campus; photo via @ccphilly on Instagram.
BILL COSBY’S (FINALLY) IN COURT: WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
Though Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in December, today’s the first time we’ll hear how prosecutors plan to prove the allegations against him. The disgraced comedian, who’s been accused by dozens of women of sexual violence, will appear today in Norristown for a preliminary hearing on the only criminal charges he faces: Ones having to do with a 12-year-old incident of alleged sexual assault in his Cheltenham home. Other accusations against Cosby, 78, from across the country were too old to prosecute. It’s unclear how long the hearing will last, but once it’s over, the judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to move the case forward and send it toward a trial or a plea deal. Here’s what to expect and why it matters.
PHILLY TO GET FIRST BIKE SHARING & SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE
A year after getting Indego, Philadelphia is already showing its bike share prowess. The city is holding the inaugural Better Bike Share Conference June 22-24, the Mayor’s Office announced. The goal of the conference will be increasing equity and access for bike share. Here’s the details.
EVENT SPONSORED BY USCPRD.COM
This is the only time to get involved in the fastest growing industry in America with little or no experience. US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development is hosting one-day seminars on everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania medical marijuana system. Get into it now!
Where: June 4th @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1201 Market Street (Philly) and June 5th @ Marriott West at 111 Crawford Ave (Conshy) Both days run 9:30am-4pm
When: June 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $350 per ticket
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THE INCLINE IS HIRING: HELP US LAUNCH IN PITTSBURGH
Heads up: Spirited Media, the parent company of Billy Penn, is looking for positions for our expansion to Pittsburgh. The Incline, with an anticipated launch date of late summer, seeks an Editor, a Sales and Events Manager and Reporter/Curators. If you’re interested, here’s what we need.
THE 10 MOST RIDICULOUS YAHOO ANSWERS ABOUT PHILLY
There’s one place better than Philadelphia to learn things about Philadelphia: Yahoo Answers. The site’s famous forum format allows people from around the world to have civil discourse about deep topics often debated from wildly different views. OK, who are we kidding? It’s home to some of the world’s most idiotic posters. Here’s what was asked and answered about our fair city.